Characters / Step City

"There is no good or evil, there is only groove"
— The original tagline
The teaser poster

This is the Characters-Trope page for Step City; for general RP tropes pertaining to Step City, and more information the roleplay, please check the Roleplay link at the top of the page.

When adding a character to the list, please make sure to add them alphabetically (minus the Faction Head, which is at the top of each folder). I guess by first name.

Player Characters

    Funk Mafia 

Don Bonita

Leader of the Funk Mafia after the fall of James Cornell in the war.


James Cornell

The former leader of the Funk Mafia


Rémi d'Aubigne

A retired professional ballet dancer, he now teaches and tutors others in it at the Bratva Ballet.


  • Deadpan Snarker: Snarksnarksnark.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Goes hand-in-hand with Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Swears like a sailor and takes shit from no one.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: In relation to Remi's Vibe Abilities; he's able to drain other people's vibes. The nickname "Vibe Vampire" and "Vibepire" have been coined.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Remi is at least thirteen years older than either of his best friends, and more with everyone else he interacts with regularly. The lack of people around that are his age means that the only friendships he can form are Intergenerational Friendships.
  • Freudian Trio: Known Out of Character as "Old Mafia". Rémi is the Id, whereas his two best friends, Harold and Phoenix, are the Super Ego and the Ego respectively. Originally a strained friendship between an Id and a Super Ego, Phoenix's entrance greatly strengthened the friendship. Phoenix's death has hit them hard.
  • Ascended Meme: "Old Mafia", originally an Out of Character Term to denote the Remi-Phoenix-Brown friendship, is now apparently used in-universe. As first used by Sweet, member of the UG.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2 with Harold (The Snark and Sass Dynamic; Remi provides the snark, Harold provides the sass); they are known Out of Character as "Grump Mafia".
  • Older Sidekick: Harold is the badass, and Remi is Harold's moody, grumpy (and ultimately useless) older sidekick. See "Grump Mafia".
  • Unwanted Glasses Plot: A literal, extremely hungover quest to have Remi properly fitted with the reading glasses he desperately needed.
  • Eye Colour Change: His eyes change from brown to purple when he uses his vibe-mimicking or leeching powers.
  • Glowing Eyes: His eyes glow purple once he's obtained a full mimic.
  • Messy Hair: Goes hand in hand with Not A Morning Person; he is Wolverine in the morning. Even after fighting it back with a comb, it never stays 100% tidy-there's always a few hairs sticking up funny. One touch and it's usually a mess again.
  • Not a Morning Person: His first two hours of wakefulness are usually spent sleepwalking, and trying to fight his hair, as well as applying toothpaste to things other than toothbrushes.
  • Idiot Hair: He usually has a perpetual strand of hair that sticks up from the back. Does not actually denote intelligence. May be a personification of his mischievous streak. Probably just connected to Messy Hair.

Frankie Valentine

Swinger, career criminal, hitman, and Mob boss.


    UG/Under Ground 


UG Head..


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Dr. Shandrel Trot

A meek medical examiner turned most fabulous doctor in the city.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer - He was a pretty good doctor to begin with, but when he got healing vibe he became one of the best out there. And also the most outrageously dressed doctor out there.
  • Camp Gay - So much it hurts.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Very few are aware of this. The former UG boss kept him on a short leash to prevent him from expending too much of his life.
  • Healing Factor: Although he cannot heal from Vendies as almost every other citizen of Step City could, he is naturally capable of healing wounds over time.
  • Extreme Omnisexual
  • Healing Hands
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted to resurrect Greg Dorian. Failed.
  • No Sense of Personal Space
  • Older Than They Look: His vibe keeps him so healthy that he has mostly stopped aging since V-Day. Whenever his vibe is running low or otherwise becomes nullified, his body begins to fail as it would with extreme age.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Although he was highly sexual before, he really didn't start sleeping around excessively or flirting with Steven until after Greg's death.
  • Survivor Guilt - Suffered a few months of severe depression after the War. His loyalty to the faction kept him from becoming a Death Seeker. (See Miles to Go Before I Sleep)


The "cool" belly dancer


  • An Ice Person - Obviously. Not only can he manipulate snow and ice, but he's incredibly cold to the touch. No ice puns though. Or else.
  • Meaningful Name - Yuki means snow. It's a nickname, but he much prefers it to his legal name "Peter", for obvious reasons.
  • In Touch With His Feminine Side - Since he was mostly raised by a group of very feminine belly dancers, he adopted a lot of their mannerisms and isn't afraid to dress flamboyantly or wear make-up.
  • Even the Guys Want Him - Related to the above.
  • Attention Whore - Look at this guy. Just look at him.
  • Parental Abandonment - Probably the root of a lot of his problems, but his parents gave him up when he was an infant and his foster families didn't keep him around long enough to develop a relationship either.
  • Too Dumb to Live - Subverted in the sense that he hasn't died yet, but he tends to almost gleefully put himself in harm's way, from chasing Mafia members right into their own territory and continually taunting people who could potentially kill him, to always wanting to touch things that he shouldn't be.
  • High-Class Call Girl - Yuki's career from his late teens to mid 20's.


Chain smoking break dancer with a weird style.


    Roller Banditos 


A nutty character.


  • Toon: Becomes a living animated character by absorbing peppy beats.


A dimension-hopper.


  • Alternate Timeline - Not many people realize they exist. He visits them periodically and makes friends in each. Who knows which one he's from originally.
  • Dimensional Traveler - Frank's vibe. He travels between the different Alternate Timelines.


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