Age: 24 (17 in Trope Gakuen, 8 in Lil' Troperz) Height: 5'11" Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Grey (Sometimes turn Red)
The main character of the comic throughout its run, although others steal the spotlight from him from time to time. An agent for W.I.K.I. (We Investigate KoolIncidents), more specifically T.V.T.R.O.P.E.S. (The Very Top Rated Operatives People Everywhere See). As an agent of T.V.T.R.O.P.E.S., Report is assigned to investigate outbreaks of dangerous tropes (or merely badly written ones).Track Record as of Fourth-Wall Mail Slot:
Abnormal Ammo: Report Siht once used a gun that shoots umbrellas.
Awesomeness by Analysis: As Viel, Report can perform any technique that he (as Report) saw, once for every time he sees it. In addition, he can instantaneously analyze any person or object, their weaknesses, what they had for dinner last night, and the previous and next times they have and will get any (this includes buildings).
I Call It Vera: Averted. Report ostensibly refuses to give his magical shapeshifting blade a name because he believes that weapons are always an extension of their wielder's will and giving them any characterization is largely self-delusional.
Played with concerning his katana, Wit, whose name came from this exchange during Scapegoat:
Soon-to-be-Unfortunate S.T.F.U. Officer: "You're unarmed, so how do you plan on cutting your way out of here? Your 'rapier wits'?" Ere: "You can't 'cut' with a rapier, dumbass." Report: "Yeah, and besides," *catch* "Wit's my katana."
Katanas Are Just Better: Report's Katana Wit is the only thing that can cut anything made by, of, for, from, or seen by ATLUS, the hardest thing in existence.
He first used it to fight Ersoh during the Shin Megami Tro-Pay arc. It doesn't show up until Scapegoat because Report accidentally dropped it through the plot while fighting Ersoh. The reason he suddenly has it in Scapegoat is because he caught it from when he dropped it eight arcs ago.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: Actually White Eyes, Take Warning. Whenever Report turns into Viel, his eyes turn white before Viel's red. If they're red, it's too damn late.
Superpowered Evil Side: Report shows signs of developing one during the events of Creator, and it fully materializes into Viel during the fight with XD during T3h L33t W4rz.
Viel isn't actually evil. He's just a more direct version of Report, not being held back by the insecurities that Report has. He can also split off for non-canon strips, and is his own person in the High School AU.
Ere D. Nust
Age: 20 (17 in Trope Gakuen, 8 in Lil' Troperz) Height: 5'6" 3 Sizes: 92-53-86 Hair Color: Red (technically, cadmium orange) Eye Color: Green (Sometimes turn Red)
Report's current partner, she's the resident Action Girl and wields a BFG and at times a scythe. Also, she either likes Report a lot or hates his guts, depending on the day of the week, current story arc, the current page in said story arc, and when she feels like choosing. Has red hair befitting her fiery temper, and because Heroes Want Redheads.She is also the main character in the Spin-Off comic The City of Gold.Track Record:
Action Girl: Recently, Ere has become ridiculously badass: in Troublesome Heirloom, she takes on six trained mobsters with SMGs, while unarmed and pinned down, without as much as breaking into sweat. Later, she rips her way through Don Marcone's security like a knife through butter.
Drives Like Crazy: Ere is normally a very careful driver but (or maybe, because) when adrenaline takes over... Still, only her crazy driving saved her and Report's asses when they managed to really piss off Noggard.
Subordinate Excuse: When Report quit W.I.K.I. in the end of the original arc and started his own detective agency, Ere immediately retired, too, and applied as his secretary. When asked about it by the grinning Report, she blushed fiercely and delivered the immortal lines:
Temporary Blindness: Double Subversion: Ere believes her blindness to be temporary... until she discovers that Dark-66 has no cure. Cue a lot of angst. Then, some forty strips later, she is "cured" by Dr. Dam who simply gives her a pair of new eyes. Angry voices in the fandom say that the author gave in to fan pressure on this matter.
A part of the fandom also view her as Type A towards Axel, having her secretly like him (somewhat) but always turned off by his Brutal Honesty.
Twin Tails: Ere usually sports the Tsundere Tails variety (most of the hair down, with tails on both sides), though she has been spotted wearing other hairstyles.
Unstoppable Rage: At Dab in the "Worst Case Scenario". Unfortunately, she wasn't in any condition to harm him, so it wasn't really "unstoppable"...
Unwitting Pawn: Often becomes one, "thanks" to her brash tendencies, such as in "The Yay Agenda" and, most recently, in "Worst Case Scenario".
Yaoi Fangirl: Ere has been spotted dozing off and blushing when she observed Report and Gabe's sparring match in T3h L33t W4rz—something that Retrope kept teasing her about ever since.
You Are What You Hate: Ere flatly refuses to join the Tröper Crüe because she claims to hate everything hard and heavy (she only joins after Report recruits Retrope, to "avoid leaving those two alone in the same room"). However, she later confesses that she grew up on Heavy Metal but became an armored closet fan partly because of perception that heavy music is "immature" (though look who's talking), partly because she believed that metal is dead.
Back from the Dead: Although, technically, Report didn't kill him, he did sent Dab into a universe where time flows much faster, so Dab has long since died of old age (or was killed). But as of "Worst Case Scenario", he is back and as bad as ever.
Big Bad: Dab was so iconic, every other villain in the comic still lives under his shadow despite the fact that he hasn't graced the main continuity since the Original Arc. Also, his betrayal and apparent death had many lasting consequences on the regular characters.
Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a known terrorist and potential Evil Overlord, Dab Gib refuses to use foul language, and even killed his trusted lieutenant Koom for doing so.
Manipulative Bastard: He actually gloats at Ere for being an Unwitting Pawn in his plans when he first meets her while she is still clutching the body of Report whom she killed thanks to his manipulation. That would have been his Moral Event Horizon, had he not passed it umpteen hundred strips ago.
Not Quite Dead: It has been recently revealed that Dab Gib, who hasn't been seen in the primary continuity since the Original Arc, is actually The Emperor of the Golden City from the spin-off webcomic.
Older than They Look: Due to the different, Narnia-like flow of time between the worlds, Dab Gib has ruled the City of Gold for over seven hundred years by the time Ere arrived but apparently hasn't aged at all.
Age: 22 (16 in Trope Gakuen, 4 in Lil' Troperz) Height: 6'8" Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Black
Can Bench: As much as the bar can hold (tends to be only 625 pounds before it snaps)Dab's brother, he has dedicated himself to helping Report stop Dab's evil evil plans. Also, he can bench a lot.Track Record:
Disability Superpower: Due to mental trauma caused by a yet-unexplained childhood incident, Yug is incapable of manipulating Wei Ki or Wiki Magic, putting him at a disadvantage compared to other characters. At the same time, though, this grants him a natural protection against all forms of tropes, and is theoretically potent enough to resist a Lampshade.
Unskilled, but Strong: Despite his disability, he's still majorly effectual in combat, nearly on par with the other characters.
Silent Scapegoat: In the end of the Family Matters, we learn that The Great Crash wasn't caused by Ms. Ecivres Naf. In fact, Ms. Naf was the original Entropy Shield of the Prime, Mirror, and Bizarro Universes. The three worlds, however, have grown too big for her to handle at once and the entropy (almost) blew them to smithereens. What became known as "the Great Crash" was actually a side effect of Ms. Naf temporarily stabilizing the worlds at the expense of her accumulated life force.
BadassAdventurer Archaeologist extraordinaire who also happens to be a Sage of Ages. He's worked with Report various times (mostly for his own profit) but often betrays him/disappears in some way immediately afterward. He and Ecivres act lovingly towards each other by nature because they are actually married. Report is their son. Of course, not one of them realizes it.Tropes associated with Mr. Ayers:
A minor baddie in the Original Arc, he mainly served as the foil to Prof. Suineg. He also appeared in Blinded and particularly The Yay Agenda arcs with much bigger roles.Tropes associated with Dr. Dam:
Bad Boss: Plays this trope to the T in The Yay Agenda arc.
Found in a Cyber Punk medieval Japan on an unplanned time-traveling incident. Rival of Ere, she often ends up either on a separate mission with Adbot— who she quickly befriended, and is trying to develop a Stabilizer Microchip for— or bailing everybody else out.Tropes associated with Trope-tan:
Friend of Wikipe-Tan with a one-sided crush on her. Resents Trope-tan for this reason. Appeared toward the end of the arc and played a major role in "Beyond the Impossible". Hasn't been seen in the webcomic since.Tropes associated with Uncyclo-tan:
Alt Text: A.U.T.H.O.R.'s Alt Text oddly makes more sense then the surreal ones they had before he joined the strip.
The Atoner: Becomes this at the begining of the "Beyond The Impossible" arc, to the fan's at least. The next arc's name even is "My Apongiese to the Fans..." He's doing everything he can to fix everything he has caused to the comic.
MST: The bit part A.U.T.H.O.R. played in The Yay Aganda arc. Happped almost every sunday with A.U.T.H.O.R. commenting on every major event of the week. He's been doing it again for the "Beyond The Impossible" arc.
Also the MST stuff the only good part of A.U.T.H.O.R.'s character.
Put on a Bus: A.U.T.H.O.R. is put on a bus (kinda he's only just the Narrator now, from a seemingly normal RTA Bus.) in the most epic way possable to end the "Beyond The Impossible" arc.
Better to Die than Be Killed: When faced with the prospect of either shooting herself with the last bullet or being eaten alive (or worse) by a Cthulhu-esque monster, Retrope chooses the former.
Badass Normal: Retrope is the only one among the stable cast without superpowers of any sort. It doesn't prevent her from being an Action Girl when the situation calls for it and knowing the basics of Wiki Magic.
Bifauxnen: The fact that Report finds Retrope incredibly hot confuses him greatly until he confirms that she is, indeed, a girl.
I Miss Dad: Retrope breaking down and finally crying for her late father in Mrs. Nust's arms in Troublesome Heirloom is definitely a Tear Jerker. She is very embarrassed about it afterwards and asks her not to tell Ere.
Come Bronze Age, she has been seen actually reporting less and less, mostly hanging out with Report and Co. or playing bass for the Crüe. Thankfully (or not), she seems back in the biz in "Worst Case Scenario".
Mafia Princess: Subverted. Retrope is an independent, very intelligent young woman who earns her own bread by journalism, refusing to accept her father's financial support. She does respect him greatly, though, and harbors no ill feelings towards him or his line of work. Also, the entire Dipertni mob adores their "princess" (as they call her)... yes, including Susan and Maud.
Comes to bite her in the ass in Troublesome Heirloom.
Missing Mom: It is mentioned in passing that Retrope's mother died of cancer when Retrope was two years young.
Troublesome Heirloom reveals that it wasn't cancer. Instead, she was killed by a hitman working for a rival mob as revenge on Don Dipertni.
Whip It Good: In Ainaveltsac, after she finds the Vamp Slayer.
Col. Charles Noggard
A one-arc wonder, Noggard holds the honor of being the only human character to have ever come close to killing both Report and Ere.Tropes associated with Noggard:
Bad Boss: Suprisingly subverted: he has a slight A Father to His Men (at least, as long as they don't disappoint him) attitude going on, e.g. carrying a wounded unnamed mook on his back out of a Mafia ambush. And the mook actually survives.
Colonel Badass: According to the Word of GodInfo Dump, the Knights' second-to-top Charles Noggard is an ex-RAF colonel who was shot down in Afganistan, bailed out, then killed the entire Taliban search party with just his side-arm and a spare clip. While wounded. Still, he was classified KIA and had to survive on his own in a hostile mountainous region for over a month, before an American patrol picked him up. During this time, he killed almost a hundred Taliban fighters (who grew so scared of him, they called him "Al-Ifrit"), emerging as a paranoid Nietzsche Wannabe. As such, he was of no use to the military anymore and sent into retirement, where he nearly drunk himself to death before Dr. Dam approached him with an offer he couldn't refuse.
Fatal Family Photo: Well, kinda. Just before Don Dipertni blows himself and Colonel Noggard to smithereens, we finally get to see the photo that has been on his table all along — it is the photograph of his late wife, the recently killed Retrope, and himself in their happy days. Doubles as a massive Tear Jerker, once you realize that the tough mob boss chose this to be the last thing he ever sees.
The Spock: The recently introduced Report Nwonknu—bonus points for looking slightly like Leonard Nimoy (we don't know the identity of his father, hm... maybe?..). Also, his girlfriend Ere D. Uuk looks like one at first but is actually very emotional inside.
Zen Survivor: Report Nwonknu radiates the feel of a hardcore taoist. He also claims to have known the danger posed by the Guardian for a long time, and observed his brothers' journey from afar from the beginning, but didn't act because it would lead him "the wrong way". Likewise, he joined them as soon as they got over their differences because it was "the right way".
Lady of War: Ere D. Uuk is a graceful warrior who handles all the fighting for her Non-Action Guy love interest. With a naginata that transforms into a katana or a longbow. She also comments that Ere D. Nust, too, may be moving towards this archetype.
Presiding master of The Powers That Be, and Report's (paternal) great-grandfather. Apparently responsible for managing the "regular" universe, Ersoh came to believe that it was "flawed" and imperfect, and destroyed it and everyone inside (except Report and, as revealed later, the Eht-Ecas to create things anew. Report, though, was still quite attached to his home, and fought Ersoh to restore his universe. He is also the one who created Aelf Ecaps Tnaig.Tropes associated with Ersoh:
Age: 23 (17 in Trope Gakuen, 8 in Lil' Troperz) Height: 6'2" Top (Recorded) Speed: 8800 km/h Hair Color: Silver Eye Color: Green (Sometimes turn Gold)
ChivalrousLechAceGunslinger/Inventor/Rich Guy/Pervert who was provided as a replacement for Report during his temporary death. Originally a mole for W.I.K.I., Gabe returns to W.I.K.I. following the retrieval of Report, becoming a main character. Always carrying no less that fourteen guns with him at all times (though you can't see them).Track Record:
Number of women had sex with (shown): 32
Number of women had sex with (claimed): 389,952
Number of times had sex: 389,952
Pick-Up Line Success Rate: 98.2%
Number of tacos eaten: 4,097
Times shown multitasking while eating a taco: 5
Percent of his lines that count as innuendo: 32%
Percent of his lines that could be construed as innuendo: 89%
Number of inventions: 1,398
Number of marketed inventions: 547
Number of inventions not related to guns, lasers, gynoids, or explosions: 12
Number of gynoids built: 89,447
Number of gynoids built by hand: 18
Number of arcs directly responsible for: 8
Number of lightning bolts projected: 849
Number of times shown with bishie sparkles: 128
Current number of G-Corp Employees: 90,287
Number of robot girls employed at G-Corp: 89,451
Number of non-robot girls employed at G-Corp: 831
Number of males currently employed at G-Corp: 5
Number of non-family-member males currently employed at G-Corp: 3
Total number of males ever employed at G-Corp: 1,047
Number of males who quit out of fear of being accused of sexual harassment: 1,043
Number of female employees who would actually accuse someone of sexual harassment: 87
Number of female employees who would actually press sexual harassment charges: 0
Number of male employees fired for being an ass: 1
Average yearly revenue: $1,890,244,600
Percent of yearly revenue spent on bribes: 8%
Percent of yearly revenue spent on damage costs: 6%
Percent of yearly revenue spent on AAA batteries: 19%
Percent of yearly revenue spent on Toaster Strudels: 12%
Brought Down to Normal: In "Worst Case Scenario" arc, he abuses his powers in a failed attempt to save Regnis, which activates his choker and hits him with his own Lightning to massively depower him. His powers are back by the end of the arc.
Gabe: Perverts regularly harbor lustful thoughts about the opposite sex, with a 20-25% chance of acting on them. Leches constantly harbor lustful thoughts about the opposite sex, with a 20-25% chance of not acting on them.
Cool Ship: The Durandal, his personal intergalactic star cruiser
Crazy-Prepared: Skirts the line on this; seems to always have exactly what the situation calls for hidden up his sleeve, but he never has back-ups of them in case it breaks, malfunctions, or is otherwise disabled (save when it can be played for laughs).
Deadly Upgrade: His "God of Lightning" form, which lowers the max amount of power Gabe can use before overloading with each use.
Defiant to the End: Even after being depowered, losing all his friends, and remaining the sole defender of the New Trope City, Gabe laughs in Dab Gib's face, telling him that the W.I.K.I. still exists and that his brother Axel will avenge him.
Gadgeteer Genius: Built his guns, car, and Cool Ship himself, and apparently is always working on something new. He even started G-Corporation as a cover for his more...flashy inventions. Many of the recent cyber-world or sci-fi-type arcs are usually the result of one of his inventions either going awry or working perfectly.
The Gunslinger: Dances between all four types, depending on the situation. Usually a Type A.
Healing Factor: Gabe, and by extension his whole family, can recover from most injuries in less than a day. Larger ones, though, take longer, and when Gabe's whole body was burned at the end of "On The Topic of Family...", he didn't recover until "Old Demons".
Hidden Weapons: Carries at least fourteen handguns on him at all times, and those are just the ones you can't see.
Lethal Chef: As an inventor, he has a habit of experimenting while he's cooking, resulting in..."trial and error".
The only food he is capable of actually preparing are his signature tacos.
Lightning Can Do Anything: And how! So far, he's: accelerated to FTL-speeds by dumping energy into his own molecules to excite them, traveled through time under his own power, made a time machine that uses him as a battery, killed people a-la Force Lightning, restarted his own heart after he "died" while trapped in an iceberg, eaten a thunderstorm, trapped a villain in a computer system by converting them into pure electrical impulses, piloted a Giant Robot after its fictionite power source ran dry by plugging himself directly into the reactor, and nearly turned Regnis's blackmailing ex-husband insane after manipulating the man's brain's electrical impulses to create a phantasmagoric hell. And that's just the things he's done while serious.
Subverted when all the power he has not only fails to save the only woman he's ever loved, but causes a large amount of physical damage to him and sends said powers into remission.
Lovable Sex Maniac: Gabe, despite being in a relationship, is still the horniest thing between here and the Planet of the Nymphomanics. And we still love him.
Marty Stu: Gabe reveals that he and Axel are this In-Universe, and have to wear special collars that severely limit their powers.
Super Mode: God of Lightning, activated when he removes his choker, increases his powers exponentially.
[[supersecretspoiler: Divine Storm Deity-mode increases his powers to the limit, but carries a risk of killing him upon activation.]]
Secondary Fire: All of his plasma guns (savetwo) are essentially pistols, but feature a setting that replicates the effect of different weapons. So far we've seen them replicate a shotgun blast and sniper rifle fire.
Age: Unknown (17 in Trope Gakuen) Hair Color: White Eye Color: White
Report's "evil" alter-ego that was "born" after he absorbed the essence from Aelf Ecaps Tnaig's explosion, fully developing at the climax of T3h L33t W4rz arc, killing XD.Is his own separate character in the High School AU spinoff.Track Record:
Awesomeness by Analysis: Can instantly and perfectly replicate any technique that he "sees" through Report's eyes, including things that should be physically impossible for either of them. The usefulness of this is offset by the condition that Viel can only perform it once per time that Report sees it, meaning if he sees it once, he can use it once before he has to see it again.
The inverse is also true: if he sees it 1000 times, he has 1000 uses of it.
Black and Grey Morality: Stated that he is not necessarily "evil", persay, but still isn't obstructed by the same "morals" that Report is, and can therefore commit less desirable acts.
Not Quite Dead: Turns out, Viel survived in the deepest recesses of Report's mind until the "Worst Case Scenario" arc.
Ascended Extra: Despite being created by a guest author and only intended to appear in the "Song for You" arc, she was so loved by the fandom as well as Tsidalb himself) that she was promoted to full-fledged character.
Broken Bird: Oh. So. Much.It is revealed that she and her husband really loved each other, but her desire to have a successful career left them less and less quality time. Eventually, he forced her to choose and she chose work. Her guilt over this, coupled with him starting to blackmail her out of spite, made her so afraid of close relationships, she never even considered one until Gabe broke the ice.
Can't Hold Her Liquor: Getting her life story from drunk Regnis was so easy, you have to wonder why no one did it before Report and Gabe came along.
Celibate Hero: In stark contrast to her on-stage persona. Her reasons for shunning relationships are not pretty.
Dropped A Bridge On Her: Regnis just happened to be in the general vicinity of the W.I.K.I. HQ when it got nuked. She died of radiation poisoning just minutes later, despite Gabe's attempts to save her.
I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Regnis is likely the first woman Gabe has ever met to be completely impervious to his charms, leaving him confused and disoriented (at first). The first clue is when Regnis shows more interest in Report (thanks to his involvement with the Tröper Crüe) than in him.
Married to the Job: The woman is so obsessed with her career, she completely ignores all non-professional relationships. It is also revealed that this was what screwed up her first (and only) marriage, and it actually got worse after her divorce.
Ere's parents. They were mentioned many times throughout the story but only properly introduced in "Troublesome Heirloom" arc. They show amusing similatiries to Ere and Report themselves.Tropes associated with the senior Nusts:
Apron Matron: Mrs. Nust seems like a paragon of maternal wisdom.
Generation Xerox: Mrs. Nust looks like Ere herself would look like in 30 years or so and Mr. Nust is basically Report with wrinkles, gray hair, and a few extra pounds.
Mistress and Servant Boy: This seems to be the dynamic between Mrs. and Mr. Nust, though he takes a philosophical approach to this.
Introduced in On The Topic of Family...
Azelouse "Axel" Eht Eca-Namsdrows Retsam
Age: 23 (17 in Trope Gakuen, 8 in Lil' Troperz) Height: 6'2" Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown (Sometimes turn Gold)
Gabe's blunt, battle-centricHalf Identical Twin brother, introduced in On The Topic of Family.... Meant to be a one-arc character, he wound up staying around after I Can Be An Ass, Too voted him to become the newest member of the main cast.Track Record:
Badass Jacket: his trademark dark-grey jacket. Looks like it's made of leather, with a scale-like pattern, and is virtually indestructible.
Iconic Outfit: Many claim Axel's jacket to be on-par with Badass Longcoats, despite not being long enough. Many have speculated that were Axel to be utterly incinerated in any way, after the flames clear the jacket would still be there, just hovering four feet off the ground.
The Straight Man: Has yet to be seen reaching the level of excitability displayed by the other characters, and at times often comments on the ridiculousness of their antics or of the situation.
Supreme Chef: Some of the meals he's made have been delicious enough to put people in to hour-long, acid trip-coma hybrid states.
Shock and Awe: Apparently runs in the family, as Eeno possesses similar powers to Gabe.
Introduced in G.A.V.I.N.
The "A" of G.A.V.I.N., and "interim" leader of A.V.I.N. Was Gabe's close friend before Gabe had a change of heart and left the organization. Has power to instantly regenerate cellular damage.Tropes associated with Adonis:
Healing Factor: The most prominent of all characters introduced in the Bronze Age arcs.
And I Must Scream: His death, being ripped apart on cellular, molecular, and atomic levels simultaneously, while experiencing the pain of all of it.
Cursed with Awesome: Has complete and minute control over his biorhythm, allowing him to near-instantly rearrange his organs to survive otherwise lethal blows, and regenerate from a single atom.
Blessed with Suck: Somehow has nerve endings in his own atoms, has an enhanced sense of touch (meaning he feels more pain compared to "normal"), and is constantly in pain from his hair growing and skin cells dying.
The "V" of G.A.V.I.N., and resident Evil Genius. When Gabe left G.A.V.I.N., Vince was the one who reorganized it into what became A.V.I.N.Originally lived life as a blind street urchin before Gabe took him in. His power, "Strategist", allows him to see every outcome of anything.Tropes associated with Vince:
The Chessmaster: Set up both the series of events that led Gabe to leave G.A.V.I.N. so he could take control, and the plan that would force Gabe to rejoin them.
Also a literal chess master, as flashbacks in G.A.V.I.N. show him regularly playing the game and winning.
Cursed with Awesome: "Strategist" allows him to see every possible outcome of an event, as well as each of the outcomes of each according action, many times over, allowing him to plan for any eventuality.
Blessed with Suck: Vince "sees" through "Strategist"; forcing him to focus on an event with few possible outcomes effectively blinds him.
The "I" of G.A.V.I.N., the enigmatic "Icarus" almost never spoke (except near Gabe), never ate, and never slept, prior to when G.A.V.I.N. became A.V.I.N.. "Icarus" was found in a junkyard when the then-forming G.A.V.I.N. was looking for a hideout, and took an immediate liking to Gabe. "Icarus" is actually a gynoid named Iris, built by the obscure and unfortunately-named scientist Ihav Aquesa Krabz.Tropes associated with "Icarus"/Iris
The "N" of G.A.V.I.N. Ned speaks primarily in one- or two-syllable words, and is not exactly the sharpest knife in the socket. Despite being part of G.A.V.I.N., Ned is a good person, and believes in doing the right thing. Prior to meeting Gabe, he was forced into being a slave fighter by a greedy racketeer, while trying to make a living.Ned's power, "Pump", reinforces and strengthens his muscles and deadens his pain receptors, rendering him effectively impervious to outside assault.Tropes associated with Ned:
Hoist by His Own Petard: Was defeated by Axel when the latter tricked him into "Pump"-ing up his legs to the point where muscle mass got in the way of movement, rendering him immobile
Introduced in Uber-Nippon
Lirg Maerd Eixip Cinam
Young, hyperactive lieutenant in the Ninkyō Dantai Anti-Crime division. Befriended Ere and Retrope during their stay in Japan, and helped to rescue them from Bōryokudan's Yakuza. Fell head-over-heels for Axel at first sight.Tropes associated with Cinam:
Head of the Bōryokudan Yakuza. Dislikes having to pay his subordinates' bills, which leads to Ere getting on his bad side.Revealed to be an old friend of Don Dipertni, and as such has a great amount of respect for Retrope.Tropes associated with Oyabun:
Our Vampires Are Different: Not especially affected by crosses, garlic, or holy water, nor exceptionally resistant to mundane weapons or pointed objects. Sunlight doesn't bother him much ('cept when it gets in his eyes), and he prefers white wine to red wine.
Handsome Lech: On par with Gabe, but more perversion than lecherousness.
Tnuoc's "assistant", she is responsible for the majority of anything that gets done around Ainaveltsac. Gets extremely annoyed at Tnouc's behavior.Winds up with Gabe as her opponent, and after a particularly humiliating defeat uses him as an excuse to get out of AinaveltsacTropes associated with Repaer:
A jiang-shi employed by Tnouc. Despite being superpowerful, Ihs has a track record of zero since his rigor mortis renders him unable to catch anyone. As such, he's stationed at the entrance to act as a guard.Tropes associated with Ihsgnaij:
A living suit of armor charged with guarding the garden of Eltsac and Eltsac P2. Looked down on by many of the other bosses for being kindhearted and somewhat slow. Befriends Yug Gib, in whom he finds a common bond.Tropes associated with Sir Romra:
Heroic Sacrifice: Threw himself in front of Yug to protect him from Naharrud's attack.
A siren guarding the "Underground River-thing" in Eltsac P2. Hates that her job entails killing people who she has no beef with. Winds up confronting Ere, but surrenders when the latter's euphoria began to wear off.Tropes associated with Neris:
A Gargoyle that patrols the Outer Clock Tower of Eltsac. Extremely misogynist, he loses first to Retrope and later to Gabe (with the latter responding in his usual way).Tropes associated with Elyograg:
He-Man Woman Hater: Misogynist to the point that his loss to Retrope nearly destroyed his sanity.
Impossibly Cool Clothes: Her, erm...bodysuit, changes depending on her current mood, exposing more, less, or different skin, depending. When she's sultry or embarrased, everything is covered, and when she's "in that way"...yeah. Guess how she is normally?
A black-armored dullahan charged with guarding the Library in Topsy-Turvy Eltsac. Seeing as intruders hardly reach the Library, Naharrud is reasonably bored, and spends his time reading the library's many books—or he wishes he could, since he doesn't have a head.Tropes associated with Naharrud:
Expy: Of dullahan in general, but particularly Golden Sun's Dullahan, having a technique involving a sword made of lightning.
Lampshade Hanging: Laments that he's tasked with guarding a place full of books he hasn't read yet, but can't due to lacking a head to read them with. Subsequently starts to wonder how he can even see in the first place.
A fast-talking, long-winded musician who's mastered nearly every form and instrument of music out there. The one who inspired Yug Gib's musical dreams, he's also a turkey.Tropes associated with Loquacious Z:
The new narrator and apparent protagonist introduced in "Worst Case Scenario". He is a junior agent of W.I.K.I. who finds himself utterly overextended when the authority over the entire organization falls on him.
The record-holder for the highest number of arcs written (and the person to blame for each and every one of them), and primary author of the Bronze Age. Ecshewing Deus ex Machina in favor of mile-long chains of Ass Pulls, Tsidalb makes his grand appearance to...answer questions.Tropes associated with Tsidalb:
Tsidalb: "Just what was so "Guide Dang It" about the battle system?!"
A mysterious author who has been active since at least the Silver Age. Despite this, he had yet to actually appear on the comic's pages, but was convinced to finally make an appearance by Tsidalb (though on condition that his face not actually be shown). Report Nwonknu is said to have been his Author Avatar.Tropes associated with Sarevok:
Sseddog Si-Ouq Sutats a.k.a. "Status-ko"
A new character introduced by Tsidalb partway through Fourth-Wall, apparently in response to the large number of questions asking why he only turns the males he introduces into mainstays. Preferring to go by "Status-ko" than her real name, she possesses the ability to control the "normal" state of the comic. Also, she looks like Judith.Tropes associated with Status-ko:
Hailing from Dimension-992, "Reb" is the leader of I.T.O. (Intradimensional Thievery Organization), wanted for 194 counts of criminal activities intradimensionally. Prides himself on his never having been caught, but finds himself on the losing end of Iris' plan.Bears a striking resemblance to Dr. Dam. There may or may not be a reason for this.Tropes associated with Rebmob:
First Lieutenant in the M.O.D.S. (Multidimensional Occult Detective Squad), ranked 1st Lieutenant. She was recently assigned to Planet Erth (specifically, New Trope City) to deal with the oddly large number of high-level disturbances that crop up with increasing frequencies. Initially very much formal and a real stickler for the rules, she finds an good friend in Brynn.Also, she's an alien.Tropes associated with Evi:
Impossibly Cool Weapon: Her "Bloodwires" are retractable high-strength wires mounted on her wrists. The wires can be used to swing around Spiderman-style, and when energy is sent through them they become sharp enough to slice through an entire tank with little effort. She can also throw the wires in up to ten different directions at once with uncanny accuracy.
A non-Sue (or so he claims) Author Avatar with lightning powers, he is a catboy-loli-ballerino with his own mythos. The author of the Time Travels of Catgirls arc is doing his darnedest not to make him a Sue, but YMMV.Tropes associated with Yadayerf:
Author Avatar: Guess who the writer of Time Travels of Catgirls is.
Berserk Button: Insulting his friends and living are not compatible goals.
Two partnered freelance (read: not sanctioned by the PPC) continuum defenders, accidentally dragged into the Time-Travel arc via a malfunctioning portal device. Now all they want is to get home, but they're discovering that won't be as easy as they'd hoped…
Action Girl: Kerrie's favored weapon is a Katana, and boy do her enemies know it.
Berserk Button: Normally, Kurotsume is rather mild-mannered. If you mess with anyone he cares about, however, don't have any plans for living longer.
Catgirl: Kurotsume is a gender bent version, rescued from an Anime fic.
Canon Foreigner: The both of them stumbled into the arc by accident. Yadayerf was not pleased.
Flash Step: Kurotsume's favorite method of attack.
Gadgeteer Genius: Briefly touched on - apparently Kerrie tinkered with the standard issue disguise generators enough to give them actual power upgrades.
Meaningful Name: Kurotsume's name means "dark claw". Somewhere, a fanfic author is immensely pleased with herself.
Leader of the Etarip Hero Brigade Pirates, and all around jack-ass. Cross shows up to the W.I.K.I Captain Promotion Exam and proceeds to cause havoc, simply because he wants to. He declares himself "Lord of All Pirates". He's actually under the orders of Owt.Tropes associated with Cross:
Authority Equals Asskicking: True to the umpteenth degree. Cross is the leader of his pirates not through leadership skills or monetary value, but by being able to kick the ass of any member of his crew with his eyes shut.
Badass: Leader of a ludicrously large pirate band that includes both a fire-breathing golem and a machine-gun carrying ''T.rex?" Definitely a badass.
Duel Boss: He chooses to battle Report this way during the White Raid. It leads to his death.
Evilis Dumb: Not a genius, and gets by mostly by hacking away at whatever bothers him.
Fatal Flaw: Greed. He's so greedy that he willingly sides with Owt, who promised to give him whatever he desires. He dreams of owning everything in the world one day, just to say it's his. His greed ends up getting him killed, as he was distracted during his fight with Report because his ships were being destroyed.
Going Down Withthe Ship: In true pirate fashion. He dies aboard his personal ship, Avarice, when he is crushed by his own treasure and impaled with his own sword.
Irony: He dies crushed beneath the very treasure he so greedily collected. For added irony, his ship is named Avarice.
Killed Offfor Real: He is truly dead and, according to Owt, has no chance of revival unless someone goes down to the ocean depths to retrieve his probably crushed body.
Light Is Not Good: His name is Cross, a holy symbol, he's blonde, and uses light based sword strikes. He is also a terrorist and generally despicable person.
Red Right Hand: His right hand actually happens to be made iron. This allows him to punch through magical barriers.
Screwthe Rules I Have Money: His personal belief. While he would never actually spend his money, he does make it very clear that he intends to own everything. If he owns everything, then he owns the rules too, so they have no application to him.
Villainous Breakdown: Completely loses his mind during his fight against Report as he watches his ships burn around him. The face he makes during his manic rant could be classified as NightmareFuel.
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Wen Tolp Srewop
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Teller I. Lover
Height: 6'1" Hair Color: White Eye Color: "Electric" BlueAn enigmatic swordsman working for R.E.T.C.O.N. He is the rival to Report during the war, and battles him a total of three times. He is aloof, but sarcastic and haughty. Also, he is a Retcon, born with the Anti-trope: Hot Sword.Track Record as of OREZ:
Number of deadpan snarker moments: 200
Number of badass finger snaps: 588
Number of times Retcon ability used: 3
Number of swords summoned: 16,162
Number of people impaled with swords: 423.5
Number of times questioned his purpose in life: 4
Number of times hit on Ere: 3
Tropes associated with Teller:
Anti-Villain: While certainly no hero, he doesn't actually seem to care much about the war, and is really looking for a good fight.
Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He sneers at those he deems weaker than him, and often remarks how he is unbeatable in combat.
Asskicking Equals Authority: He was originally assigned to Brakkus's squad. Instead, he beat down Brakkus (the Third Captain of R.E.T.C.O.N) and became captain of his own squad of one because of this.
Badass: This guy could personally take on Gabe when both of his power limiters were off with little loss of breath, and could immediately fight Yug and Report simultaneously a few minutes later.
Badass Boast: "Please, come on! Send the gods' army! They will all bleed!"
Female Gaze: He's a bishounen, it's true. He often loses his shirt in his battles against Report, so it earns a star.
Fieldof Blades: His signature skill. His Anti-trope ability is Hot Sword, which allows him to generate a battlefield of swords. The types of swords are limited only by his imagination.
Foil: To Report. Whereas Report trained for his troper skills, Teller was injected with an artificial version. Report utilizes one sword with many forms, while Teller uses multiple swords with one form apiece. Lastly, Teller is pragmatic and holds friendship in low regard, whereas
Report is honorable and fights to protect his friends.
Hyperspace Arsenal: He keeps all of his swords in a pocket dimension called "Propugnaculis".
Instant Chucks: One of his various swords is actually two swords chained together.