This is a page for the characters of Teanas Travels (and Rise Of The Phoenixes). Character-specific tropes go here. Any big developments that take place in the current-in-progress book and the later section of the previous book are spoilered, to be un-spoilered when said in-progress book’s last chapter is complete and the first chapter of the succeeding book is up.NOTE: Making entries for every single character from every single world would make this page folder-breakingly enormous. Thus, other than Gamma Team, only OCs, primary/important canon characters, or canon characters who have deviations or additions from original canon are to be included here. If any are missing who deserve to be mentioned, go right ahead and add 'em in. If descriptions seem lacking in some way, go ahead and add on to 'em.Also, characters other than Gamma are sorted by what Book they first appeared in, not what world they're from. So if, say, a character from the Naruto-verse who didn't appear in Book 3 makes their first Teana's Travels appearance in, say, Book 8 or 9, their entry would go in the "Introduced in Book 8" / "Blah-blah-blah 9" file.
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Teana Uchiha-Lanstar – Gamma-1Leader of Gamma Team. She left Midchilda after a very ugly falling-out with Nanoha, absconding with an old Forerunner destroyer she'd found and heading for dimensional planes unknown. During her travels, she has taken several levels in badass – first as a member of Noble Team, and then as the leader of her own Gamma Team. Her mother was Sayuri Uchiha, dimensionally-displaced elder sister of Fugaku Uchiha (Sasuke & Itachi's father); Teana awakened her Sharingan late in Book 1, and the Mangekyō in Book 3. In Book 9, after an epic battle, she learns the true motives behind Nanoha's actions and methods, realizes she was in the wrong this time, and apologizes, mending ties with her former mentor. Late in Book 14, she acquires the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, using her brother's eyes found when the shinobi raided Madara's old base, though this isn't revealed until the penultimate chapter of Book 15.
Shion (willingly discarded her surname) – Gamma-2Second-in-command of Gamma Team. Shion took the chance to jump dimensions and leave her own life behind after the rest of the Sonozaki Clan pulled one too many transgressions against her. She discarded the Sonozaki surname, leaving her with Only One Name, and soon found her way to Teana in the Halo-verse. When Teana put together Gamma Team, she made Shion second-in-command. Later on, Shion underwent training on Shakuras, becoming the first ever human to pass the Shadow-Walk and become a Dark Templar. She is the jinchūriki for the Five-Tailed Tiger, a beast that is not a fragment of the 10-Tails but has similar enough chakra to the other Tailed Beasts to be considered one. She was actually born with the name Mion, but an unintended permanent Twin Switch when they were younger forced the girls born as Mion & Shion to permanently switch names.
Kaede Fuyou – Gamma-3Kaede left her realm shortly after the disastrous confrontation with Asa Shigure, rival to Kaede's affections for Rin Tsuchimi. She made her way to Teana’s locale, and after training was made Gamma-3. Somehow, she possesses the kekkei genkai Dead Bone Pulse, which enables her to manipulate her skeletal structure to absurd levels.
Marie Swanson – Gamma-4A unique complex spell hit Marie – a 16-year-old transformed into a three-year-old with reality & others' memories altered to fit it – that restored her to her original body... but it did so without altering everyone else’s memories, and more importantly it hit Marie with every negative emotion and thought other people ever had regarding her, in this timeline and the original. All at once. And it made her face her own inner self-hatred that was the root of her problems. Horrified by what people really think of her and of what she saw within herself, Marie pretty much broke. She barely managed to piece herself together enough to take the chance to jump dimensions (despite her family's pleas to stay and that they forgave and still loved her) and encounter Teana & company. With some work, they got her a bit more psychological repairs, and she joined Gamma Team. Due to her experiences, she is now several orders of magnitude more pleasant to be around, working hard to atone for her previous self. She has constructed Charon, her personal Intelligent Device. She routinely refers to Teana as "Boss", and late in Book 5 she becomes Teana's Ministra Magi..
Ahsoka Tano – Gamma-6When Gamma Team swung by the Star Wars Universe, an ancient Precursor relic resurrected Ahsoka, Rex, and Cody. After learning the horrible truths behind what befell her master, as well as his heroic death, Ahsoka, now having no-one else in the galaxy to turn to, opted to join Gamma Team.
Sarah Swanson - Gamma-7Marie's older sister. A bright, friendly girl who greatly enjoys being a protective, nurturing older-sister figure toward those younger than her. Has a bit of a mischievous prankster side to her. Takes the entire rest of Gamma Team under her wing, and she & her family end up joining Gamma Team as they traverse the realms. In Book 8, she proves herself enough to be admitted into Gamma Team.
Introduced In Book 1
Dr. Catherine Halsey
Noble Team (Carter, Kat, Jun, Emile, Jorge, and Thom who was replaced by Jess)
Carol "Foehammer" Rawley
Arbiter Thel Vadam
Zhal ArumYounger brother of Vtan Arum, Hero of Crassus, Zhal is the Ship-Master of the Starshot from the end of Book 1 onward. He's an Ultra-rank Sangheili and, like any good Elite officer, he's not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Erohn KilkarThe (adult) son of Rukth Kilkar, the Black Sangheili of Crassus, Erohn is, like his father, an accomplished Special-Ops Sangheili warrior. He is Zhal's most faithful Second. He has a 14-year-old son (the Sangheili equivalent age of a 10-year-old human) back on Sanghelios.
Chen S-YarA Skirmisher who befriends the Master Chief and Teana in the swamps of Halo-04. Leader of Talon Squad, a squad of Skirmishers who are the most accomplished Flood-killers in the entire Covenant. Very human-sympathetic, he and his squad are amongst the few Kig-Yar to side with the Sangheili in the Great Schism. He and his team accompany Gamma Team and company on their travels.
High Prophet Triumvirate
Introduced in Book 1. 5
Rex & Cody
Introduced in Book 2
UlanUlan is the Dark Templar who trained Shion. He is one of Artanis' most trusted allies.
The Dark Voice / AmonAn unholy Void-borne entity that was, long ago, a Xel'Naga before he willingly became a Daemon Lord. He was responsible for forcing upon the Zerg an overriding directive to consume and kill. In Book 14, it is revealed that he is the Big Bad of the series; he leads the demonic forces battling the coalition. He seeks to use his Hybrids, along with the Zerg and the Heartless (which he created) to consume all Hearts, all worlds, all Light, in all reams, plunging all of Creation into eternal darkness. At the end of Book 21, he is killed, but the energy Narud gathered from the Xel'Naga artifact that purified Kerrigan is quickly used to resurrect him; however, his new body is weaker than his last one, and he is unable to leave the Starcraft-verse until his full strength returns with time, which could take centuries.
Introduced in Book 3
Phoenix LeagueThe Sol Confederacy was a viciously corrupt government who used their realm's unique ancient tech to help subjugate dissent against their rule. That all changed when the Phoenix League emerged as a cohesive, unified force, revealing the Confederacy's true depravity and crimes to a shocked populace and then toppling the Confederacy and ousting them from the Sol System. Over the last 16 years, the League has further honed all aspects of itself, forming a thriving civilization free of its predecessor's corruption and far more militarily adept than said previous government.
Grace Staunton-HowardThe woman who got the Phoenix League put together, and was promptly made its leader by the other candidates. She has since led the League to victory and prosperity, becoming much beloved.
Johnathan DevineOnce risked his life to stop a ship-core overload back during the Confederacy's days, earning status as a hero. Joined the burgeoning League upon learning the Confederacy's true evilness. Helped Grace Howard lead the League to victory in two wars against the Confederacy. Currently an Upper-Half Rear Admiral in the Phoenix League Navy. Married to Mel Johnson. Commands the battlecruiser Striking Hammer.
Melody Marston-Johnson-Devine (most just call her "Mel Johnson")A former "ward" (unjust prisoner) of the Sol Confederacy. Gleefully enlisted in the Phoenix League the second she got the chance to. Has become a very badass high-level Sergeant in the Phoenix League Marine Corps. Married to John Devine.
Introduced in Rise of the Phoenixes
DrakoniansThe first nonhuman sapient race encountered by humanity. A race of saurians descended from dromaeosaurids (or their planet's equivalent). Their voice boxes' structure makes speaking human languages impossible, but they can understand it just fine, just as their human allies can learn to understand (but not speak) the Drakonian tongue. They come from a planet with gravity lower than Earth's, and on Earth-G worlds their physical strength is only around that of an average human, despite their physically-larger bodies. During the war, they sided with the Confederacy until the Oakland Atrocity, after which they switched sides to the League.
JalaxiansA race of technologically-advanced sapients of feline descent. They were the ones who gave both the humans and the Drakonians anti-grav tech for vehicles, amongst other things. They've been keeping an eye on the humans lately, and have thus seen the growing corruption where the Drakonians and most humans did not. During the First War, they sided with the League.
RigelliansA race of psychically-adept insectoids, the Rigellians and peaceful and moral beings, who excel in telepathy and mind-reading. Small and opposed to violence, they are famous as mediators and as psychiatrists. When shit hit the fan, most of them abandoned human space so as to avoid being caught up in the war, to return and help in the rebuilding after the dust had settled.
KyyreniA race of warriors renowned for their skill in the "Hunt" and for their ferocity in battle. The "Brawn" of the Tripartate.
ElvaanA race of elvish near-humans (Homo longevinus), well-known for their skill as pilots and for the durability of their starship-grade energy shields. The "Beauty" of the Tripartate (though they're also quite smart). Very, very long-lived by human standards.
LucaviA Human Subspecies (Homo sapiens sanguinus) who are vampiric in nature - they must feed on the blood of other beings to remain healthy (though the amount is rarely fatal to the person being fed upon unless the Lucavi they encounter is enraged or starving); they can survive on other foods, but going too long without properly "feeding" leaves them weak and sickly. They are renowned for their skill in stealth, making them near-unparalleled scouts and assassins. They are also rather isolationist, though this has started to change recently. The "Brains" of the Tripartate (though they are also quite pleasing to look at). Lucavi-made communications and sensor technology are considered the best in the known galaxy; groups both legitimate and not will pay big money for them.
AspatriansA race of vulpine sapients, who were under the control of a vicous dictatorship who violently oppressed and objectified women and children (to the point where they literally weren't considered people). The League caught wind of this thanks to an escaped slave, and promptly leapt in and deposed the dictator and his armies. The Aspatrians, now much happier and more stable, were made a "protectorate" of the Tripartate.
Ishtar SolosA scout of the Elvaan, sent to Earth to find out where a few other scouts had disappeared to. She was captured and "punished" extremely harshly by the Confederacy simply for following this harmless order, and in response became part of the Phoenix League.
Miles Fairbrass and Henry HenriksenTwo of Melody's old childhood friends, and part of her Special-Ops squad. Rarely seen apart. Killed by Jane Smythe during the Second War.
Jane SmytheOne of Melody's old "enemies", having now (apparently) seen the light and joined the League to do what's right. Melody is still wary of her. This wariness proves well-founded when Smythe turns traitor during the Second War, murdering two of Melody's childhood friends along with several others. Melody tracks down and kills her with help from John Shepherd.
Claudia Marrows-NightrayMember of the League's Special-Ops Division. The Heart of nearly any team she's in, and a skilled marksman. Murdered by Leonid Dragovich during the Second War.
Klara LeadsCenturies ago, Klaus Merkad committed multiple counts of rape and murder, and was sentenced to a 300+-year Black Circle sentence - extraordinarily harsh even by the standards of the day. Now, the man known as Klaus Merkad is long, long gone; in his place is Klara Leads, a girl who is utterly disgusted by what her previous self did... and a girl who has been irreparably psychologically damaged by what the Confederacy's "handlers" have done to her over the centuries. Nonetheless, she continues to serve as a member of the League's Spec-Ops.
Jemmi and Jenny McLaughlinFraternal twins who used to have an inseparable bond... until Confederate manipulations during their time as "pennies" utterly destroyed said bond. Now, these two hate and cannot stand each other. They are still fielded together, however, because they're just that damn good at working in tandem/combination with each other in a fight, despite how much they hate each other (though they need a third person on hand to make sure they don't try and kill each other). Both are killed by Leonid Dragovich during the Second War - Jem while Taking the Bullet for Jen, and Jem while dueling Dragovich in a grief-stricken rage.
Leonid DragovichA cool, stoic, fearless, and highly experienced military commander, a Major and therefore the highest-ranking "Blackfire Phoenix" Shock-Trooper. Respected and feared due to his impressive combat service record, including his quick, pragmatic, and often violent methods of bringing an end to conflicts he gets involved in. A near-peerless leader. During the Second War, he turns on the League, killing several promising soldiers and making off with valuable data. Reveals to Ishtar that he was "contracted" by Narud, and is then killed by Ishtar in a heated battle.
Robert VeersAn old soldier, a Confederate officer who switched sides to the League after they saved him and his men after the Confed higher-ups abandoned them to die at the hands of a large pirate group. He ends up being a massive help thanks to his strategic and tactical skill.
Confederate President Akta M'ButuThe genuinely-altruistic and fair leader of the Confederacy, kept in the dark over just how corrupt and oppressive the government she has been fooled into believing she has any control over really is.
Introduced in Book 4
"Madara Uchiha"The immortal old Uchiha who helped found Konohagakure... and then betrayed it. He went on to found and fund Akatsuki, masquerading as "Tobi" until Itachi's death, upon which he dropped the façade. He is the one who killed Teana's parents and then ordered Pain to kill Tiida, as he sought to eliminate all other members of his former clan lest they become a threat to him; however, Tiida's machinations hid Teana's existence from Madara & company. In Book 14, Teana & co. find out that the figure calling himself Madara was actually Obito Uchiha, fallen to Darkness courtesy of being rescued by the real Madara.
Introduced in Book 5
Sebastian von Klaus (used with Ambrant Arandel’s explicit permission)An older man who was made Evangeline's "caretaker" (jailer) during her indefinite stay at Mahora Academy. An eccentric old mage who makes it a habit of trying to pick away at Evangeline's psyche and reform her. It's going less well than he thinks it is.
Fate AverruncusA mysterious "boy" who attacks the heroes at the gateport, in the process showing himself capable of fighting Gamma Team's stronger members on an even footing
TsukuyomiA mischievous swordsgirl presently aiding Fate. She and Setsuna have an unpleasant history together. After being defeated by Setsuna at the Gravekeeper's Palace, she abandoned the Dark Blade Hina and set off on her own, dropping off the grid to seek her own path.
The LifemakerA mysterious and ancient figure of unknown origin and extraordinary (SSS+) magical power. Lord and Master of Cosmo Entelecheia. Upon being exorcised from Nagi, he kills Chao and reveals himself to be a Precursor, having judged both humanity and the people of Mundus Magicus to have proven unworthy of The Mantle. He refers to himself as "(their) salvation through destruction", and sends the entire population of Earth into the Eternal Gardens. They break free and, after an epic battle, manage to destroy him.
RuinA mysterious, black-cloaked figure who unprovokedly attacks Negi & Teana whilst the two are scouting Mahora's borders, claiming to be testing their potential as a threat to her Master. Wields two Dark Keyblades that she is frighteningly skilled with. After Negi busts out Raiten Taisou and Teana calls out her Susanoo, her Master bids her to fall back... for now. She returns in Book 14, where her identity is revealed: the Darkness of Fate & Alicia Testarossa's Hearts, extracted and made manifest as a separate being, Vanitas-style. She seeks to consume Fate & Alicia's purified Hearts to forge a χ-Blade with which she could open the Door to Ultimate Darkness, so as to allow her Master, the Dark Voice, to enact the final stages of his plan.
Introduced in Book 6
Kaede IshiyamaThe cruel woman who used to own Mai and Kizuna, renting them out to clients who took advantage of their healing factors in horrifying ways for their own gruesome gratification. Upon Gamma Team's return to the planet, Mai returns the favor via a plasma sword through the chest, killing Ishiyama.
Kizuna KawamuraAn adorable 11-year-old boy who possesses the same Healing Factor as Mai. During their time together as Kaede I.'s propety, they forged a strong bond, only for Ishiyama to sell him to a spoiled sadist girl. When the team comes to Mai's Earth, they rescue him, and he ends up joining them in their multiversal quest.
Sarah SwansonSee "Gamma 7" in Gamma Team folder
Erika SwansonMarie & Sarah's younger sister (11, but shortness and shyness makes her seem younger). Very shy, but also pure-hearted, kind, and - when the chips are down - very brave. Has to wear diapers due to a reality-warping spell gone awry that left her incontinent. Tends to trigger powerful protective & nurturing motherly/big-sisterly instincts toward her in every girl or woman who meets her. A truly superb singer, as well as quite gifted in rhythm games. Joins her family in accompanying Teana & company in their inter-dimensional travels. Has quickly proven to be fiercely protective of those she cares about. Late in Book 9, her strength of Heart and conviction to protect those important to her allows her to manifest a Keyblade (the Stroke Of Midnight, specifically). In Book 10, she gains a Master to teach her: Aqua, rescued from the Realm of Darkness.
Timmy RobbinsErika's boyfriend. A little shy, cute, friendly, a little stubborn. Joins the Swanson family in traveling with Teana & co.
Veronica SwansonErika's, Marie's, and Sarah's mother. Divorced. A bit stern but also loving and kind. Takes the girls of Gamma under her wing as surrogate daughters. Joins them in their travels.
Introduced in Book 7
Rin TsuchimiThe boy whom Kaede devoted her life to and eventually fell in love with. Unfortunately for her, he failed to notice her feelings and fell for someone else, resulting in Kaede breaking and fleeing the dimension in search of a way to end her pain. Rin is unable to forgive himself for this.
Asa ShigureThe girl who won Rin's heart, and in the process shattered Kaede's. Late in Book 11, she becomes Sigma-6.
Lisianthus "Sia" EustomaDaughter of the king of the shinzoku.
Nerine "Rin" ForbessiDaughter of the king of the mazoku.
PrimulaA shinzoku/mazoku artificial life-form. Grew very close to Kaede and Rin, though the former's departure strained her relationship with the latter.
Introduced in Book 8
Rika FurudeThe last surviving member of the Furude Clan. A cheerful, mischievous little girl... on the outside. Inside, she's a bitter, broken girl suffering under the weight of over two centuries of witnessing her closest friends succumb to insanity and death over and over and over again thanks to Hinamizawa Syndrome, unable to do anything through the countless repetitions/resettings of time.
Mion SonozakiShion's twin sister. A tomboyish prankster with a hidden girlish side, she cares deeply for her sister despite the clan's best attempts to mold her otherwise. She and their mother end up heading the Revisionist faction of the clan post-schism. Was born with the name Shion, but a mix-up when the girls were little forced a permanent switch.
Akane SonozakiShion & Mion's mother. Was partially excommunicated from the clan for marrying a man the elders didn't approve of. Now that things have boiled over into inter-clan conflict, she leads the Revisionist faction, sworn to protect and assist Shion and her interdimensional allies.
Oryou SonozakiShion & Mion's maternal grandmother, and Matriarch of the Sonozaki Clan. Leads the Traditionalist faction of the clan, who are wholly devoted to killing Shion and her new allies for "unforgivable transgressions" and "rejecting clan tradition". Toward the end of Book 8, Shion kills her in single combat.
HanyuuA shinzoku who sacrificed herself a little over 1,000 years ago. Her legend has become twisted and warped into the terrifying tale of "Oyashiro-sama" over the centuries, to her great displeasure. A kind-hearted (and somewhat immature) demigoddess, her spirit has accompanied Rika for a long time, and has recently become visible & audible to the others of the group. Late in Book 8, she gets a physical body, and reveals that she possesses the Dust Release bloodline ability.
Satoshi HoujouSatoko's older brother and the love of Shion's life. He was placed in a medically-induced coma to prevent the Hinamizawa Syndrome from killing him. His astral projection appeared when Shion was sucked into the Lifemaker's Eternal Garden, giving her strength, confessing that he loved her back, and revealing that the Sonozaki Clan were innocent of his disappearance. In Book 8, he is properly introduced as the Syndrome is purged from his body, and he finally awakens.
Teppei HoujouA vile man who happens to be Satoshi & Satoko's uncle. An abusive, power-hungry man, he returns to Hinamizawa and attempts to assert his authority over Satoko... only to be sent packing by Erika and Col. Holland. In the last chapter of Book 8, he returns, having made a deal with Kadak's subordinate for power in exchange for using it to kill a few certain targets. He fails, and in response the demon possesses and 'remodels' his body, near-completely consuming his soul in the process. In the end, the demon - along with what is left of Teppei's soul - is sealed away by the Totsuka no Tsurugi wielded by Itachi's/Teana's Susano'o.
KadakA daemon who serves the same master as Ruin. He possesses the body of Toukyou's leader (killing the man in the process) in order to converse with Teana and company. He confesses to have created Hinamizawa Syndrome so as to "twist many souls over a long period of time" as his master ordered, and to have centuries ago corrupted the future Prophet Of Truth with the all-consuming desire for power that led to the Human-Covenant War. After these casually-revealed revelations, he 'leaves'. He shows up for the climax of Book 9, leading the demonic occupation of Midchilda. After a hectic battle, Nanoha and Teana manage to kill him by combining the former's Rasengan and the latter's Amaterasu. As he dies, he warns them that, of his Master's four Generals, he is the weakest.
Introduced in Book 9
Nanoha TakamachiOne of the TSAB's Four Great Aces. A specialist in mid- and long-range combat, and a very powerful and talented mage despite being only 19. She was the teacher of the Forwards, and her accidental actions led Teana to snap, call her out, and leave the planet, setting the story in motion. Her Intelligent Device is Raising Heart.
Fate Testarossa-HarlaownNanoha's best friend and girlfriend. An artificial mage and a very powerful close-combat specialist; one of the TSAB's Four Great Aces. A kind-hearted, sensitive soul who adores children and will go out of her way to ease a child's suffering (partly due to her own traumatic upbringing). Her Intelligent Device is Bardiche. It turns out that a big reason why she's so kind and pure is that the Darkness of her Heart was forcefully removed by Alicia's ghost(?) when she was 12 after it nearly consumed her. In Book 13, she awakens a Keyblade - the Sign of Innocence - in addition to Bardiche gaining a Keyblade form. In Book 14, she discovers that not only is Ruin the cast-off Darkness of her & Alicia's Hearts, but that she's been carrying Alicia's Heart inside her ever since her creation. She proceeds to fight Ruin off, using some trickery to get Alicia a new body in the process.
Subaru NakajimaTeana's old partner, and who is intensely loyal to (and in love with) Teana. Specializes in close combat. Her Device is Mach Caliber. A cyborg. She & Teana become a proper couple the same day that the latter finally returns. Recently revealed to be the 7-Tailed Wolf's host; it was sealed within her before her & Ginga's discovery by Quint and Genya years ago.. In Book 10, she becomes part of the new TSAB Sigma Team, as Sigma-3.
Ginga NakajimaSubaru's two-years-older sister. Patient and kind, but with a touch of iron to her. Took Teana's place in RF6 after Teana's departure from Midchilda. Her Device is Blitz Caliber. She was kidnapped and "reprogrammed" by Scaglietti, but Subaru was able to defeat and un-brainwash her. In Book 10, she becomes part of the TSAB's new Sigma Team, as Sigma-2.
ZestA clone of the original Zest Grangaitz, who was KIA against the Numbers a few years back. Unlike Fate, who has a stable body but her own personality & soul separate from her progenitor's, he has every last bit of the original Zest's memories, personality, and powers, but his body is gradually breaking down. Blames himself for Quint Nakajima's death and Megane Alpine's heavy injuries, and atones by protecting Lutecia, Megane's daughter, at any cost.
Jail Scagliettiyoung girl fighting in the Hokkaido Insurrection back on her Earth, she was very badly injured, and was put back together with cyborg components. A very boyish girl who was the pilot of the Jet-2, meant to assist the Evangelions. Unfortunately, the J-2's lack of the Evas'... unique properties left her unable to make a difference. Her employers/owners NHIS were planning to "dismantle" her, and for her safety she took the opportunity offered to her by who-knows-what to jump realms, ending up on Midchilda and receiving significant upgrades from the coalition. In Book 10, she becomes a member of the TSAB's new Sigma Team, as Sigma-4.
Introduced in Book 10
Laicixa TestarossaPronounced "lye-SEE-sha". First shows up, her identity hidden by a black cloak, in Book 5 to help Teana and Negi fight off Ruin. She then went around delivering recorved data-footage of Gamma's exploits and other things to those Gamma left behind on their worlds. In Book 10, when the gang heads into the Realm of Darkness, they meet her, and her identity is revealed: Alicia Testarossa's Nobody. She ends up joining the heroes for real, accompanying them back to Midchilda and joining the coalition. Her Keyblade is Midnight Roar. In Book 11, she gets her own Device, a Bardiche-type named Voulge. In Book 14, she learns the truth behind her Original's fate, and is present for her 'resurrection'.
Precia TestarossaHaving survived the fall into the Realms Between, Precia ended up in the Realm of Darkness. As she was falling alongside Alicia's tube, she remembered Alicia's expressed wish for a little sister, and how she had squandered the gift that was Fate. It didn't take long for it all to really sink in. She spent six years wandering the Realm of Darkness alone, lost in her thoughts, as the "fallen" Precia ceased to be and the original, "true" Precia returned, overcome with guilt and regret over what she'd done to the girl she soon came to view as her second daughter. Then she met Laicixa, Nobody of her beloved Alicia, and - having learned her lesson - quickly accepted her "third" daughter. A year after that, Aqua came into the picture. Together, the three wandered the Dark Realm, bonding. And then Fate and her friends showed up. Overcome with remorse, Precia all but threw herself at Fate's feet, apologizing with all of her Heart... and, against her expectations, being forgiven and embraced by an overjoyed Fate. In the end, she accompanied the heroes back to Midchilda, and became part of the Coalition, where she now plans to do all she can to make things right. Her Device is Hrist.
Aqua AcionnaTrapped in the Realm of Darkness for 11 years, three years ago Aqua found Laicixa and Precia and joined up with them, helping the development of the former's Heart and the mending of the latter's. When Teana and company shows up, she accompanies them and her two friends back to the realms of light, where she swears to do all she can to help, becomes Erika's Master/tutor in the ways of the Keyblade, and becomes the leader of the new Sigma Team. Her original Keyblade was Stormfell, but she presently uses Eraqus' old Keyblade "Master Keeper". In Book 11, she takes Kanba as a second student.
Introduced In Book 11
Kaede "Lucy" KanadeA 17-year-old Diclonius. Her sufferings in life have left her bitter, jaded, and with a monstrous "Other" who drives her to kill anyone & everyone. She is known to her enemies as Lucy, though she does not like the moniker. Possesses another personality named Nyuu, who represents "the happiness and innocence that [she] never got to have". At the start of Book 11, her Other gets a number of safeguards/seals keeping it in check (courtesy of Teana's Tsukuyomi), leaving her free of its corruptive influence and able to thought-speak with Nyuu, and for the two to switch control at any time. The gang eventually confronts the Other, allowing Kaede and Nyuu to destroy it, until the Dark Voice resurrects it as an Unversed Lord. She ends up becoming Sigma-5.
Nyuu KanadeThe "lost innocence and happiness" of Kaede (Marie calls her "Kaede's Theta"). Supposedly "born" as a result of a sniper's bullet grazing Kaede's skull, Teana believes she actually came into being gradually over years, and that the aforementioned incident was merely the first time she could take control and gain consciousness. Cheerful, innocent, kind, and friendly to all. When the Other is sealed up, she and Kaede make mental contact, and Nyuu - once no more mentally advanced than a 2-year-old - gains Kaede's basic knowledge - how to speak, read, behave, and such - "copy-pasted" into her mind. Now the two can communicate through thought and switch control of their body at will. Later in Book 11, she gets her own body.
Nana YukishiroA young Diclonius (specifically, a sub-class called a Silpelit, who age at twice the rate of normal humans). Cheerful and friendly, though with some suppressed issues. A bit unwise to the ways of the normal world due to being raised as a lab rat for torturous experiments, but she's quickly learning. Her vectors can reach over twice as far as Kaede's, but are only about two-thirds as strong. She's very close with Mayu.
Mayu HagiwaraA young teen human girl who ran away from her mother & stepfather after the latter sexually abused her and the former lashed out at her for "stealing [her] new husband". She came to live at the Maple House, being taken in by Kouta & Yuka. She's rather close with Nana, and as a result was the first non-Diclonius occupant of the house to learn about them.
Nozomi KaushimuA shy, quiet human girl around 16 years old. Has a beautiful voice and loves to sing... and, unbeknownst to her, possesses a throat defect that could render her unable to even talk if her vocal chords are ever strained too much. Her father's verbal and physical abuse have left her a quivering nervous wreck as well as incontinent, meaning she's stuck in diapers and so cripplingly shy that even talking to other people takes a big amount of effort on her part. Despite all this, she is a total sweetheart, never judging others by their cover and showing kindness, concern, and love to all of her fellow Maple House dwellers. She also seems to be "bonding" with Kaede K.
Kouta ArimaA young man who semi-officially owns the Maple House that the core group lives in. Selfless and kindhearted, he happily took in the four girls who had nowhere else to go, making them part of his 'family'. He has a past with Kaede: when both were 10, he was the first person to ever show her true kindness. As a result, she fell in love with him - a love that would shape many lives over the years. He is missing some memories, but has recently remembered the time he spent with Kaede as kids, and how he had started to fall for her back then. He gets his full memories back while helping Kaede fight her Other inside her Heart, galvanizing his resolve to destroy it and free Kaede from its corruption.
Yuka NogizakaKouta's cousin. She developed feelings for him at some point, which drove her to behave somewhat irrationally where other girls were concerned. She and Kouta own the Maple House (formerly an Inn), and took in Kaede (as Nyu), Mayu, Nozomi, and Nana. Upon learning Kaede's past and the depths of her feelings for Kouta, she realizes that the other girl deserves him more, and also notices how he looks upon Kaede with a look that he never gives Yuka. She sadly "gives up", allowing Kouta to start a relationship with the girl he actually has those kinds of feelings for. Later, when Kanba comes into the picture, he starts accidentally and unwittingly winning her heart.
Mariko KuramaA Silpelit-subclass Diclonius, and the daughter of Dr. Kurama, the man whom Kaede K. blames for ruining her life. An extremely powerful Diclonius (26 vectors with an 11-meter range). She has spent her entire life locked up in a specially-designed prison chamber, though she has had regular interaction with a female scientist named Dr. Saito. As a result, she is fairly well-developed psychologically, but her body is malnourished, with her limbs' muscles atrophied, and a lifetime of having certain functions dealt with by machines & tubes have left her incapable of controlling said functions, leaving her stuck in diapers.Shion finds her and, after using a technique taught to her by Ulan to directly implant basic knowledge into her head (including, most importantly for someone of Mariko's power level, empathy and right & wrong), she brings the girl - and Saito - up to speed on things and gets them set to get brought into the coalition. The explosive charges implanted in her at infancy are surgically removed, and she & her surrogate mother begin preparing for what's coming. She becomes fast friends with Erika & Timmy.
Kanba KanadeKaede K.'s 12-year-old little brother whom she wasn't even aware she had until he showed up on the Maple House's doorstep, having been looking for her for four years. A friendly boy who has a habit of helping those in need wherever he goes. He reveals that his & Kaede's parents were good people - a human mother, a Diclonius father - who mourned the assumed death of their daughter, and did their best to raise Kanba right. Unfortunately, when he was around eight years old "the black-coated man" showed up and picked a fight, killing Kanba & Kaede's father and then going after him, only for the mother to hold the man off while ordering Kanba to run away and never look back. He did as he was told, and spent the next few years wandering Japan, learning, training, and helping people, all while searching for his big sister whom he had a hunch still lived.When he was a very young boy, an unknown Keyblade Wielder happened upon him and performed the Rite of Succession. As a result, at 10 he awakened his Keyblade, All For One. Now, he has found his long-lost big sister, and promised to help her shape her future and take down the institute that has caused her so much suffering, with Aqua as his new Keyblade instructor.
Introduced In Book 12
The Blood-Gulch Team (Sarge, Simmons, Grif, Donut, Tucker, Caboose, and Doc)A team of eccentric/neurotic yet surprisingly effective soldiers. Originally intended as "simulation troopers" for Project Freelancer, they formed a strong bond and rose far above what the Project's Director intended of them. Now, they're a Badass Crew capable of taking on Freelancers and coming out on top, thanks to their ingenuity, teamwork, and myriad skills.
Church (a.k.a. Epsilon-Alpha)The original Alpha AI was tortured until it fragmented itself in self-preservation. Epsilon was originally Alpha's memory. However, shortly before the Alpha was destroyed via an EMP, he & Epsilon met, with Alpha "uploading" his personality, memories, and experiences to Epsilon, essentially turning Epsilon into Alpha. Now, Church helps Agents Carolina & Washington in tracking down Director Church Sr., the man responsible for the sufferings of Alpha and so many others.
Ex-FreelancersFormer agents of Project Freelancer, who have defected from the program and now aid the Blood-Gulchers in tracking down the Director for their own reasons. After the Director's death, the Starshot's Precursor device resurrects North Dakota, New York, and Florida, destroying itself in the process. It's later revealed that the other multi-dimensional alliance counts a resurrected Agent Connecticut amongst their ranks.
Introduced In Book 13
Shinji IkariA young boy yanked out of his normal life and thrust into the terrifying job of piloting an 80-meter-tall Humongous Mecha, Shinji finds himself having to deal with a ditzy yet well-meaning guardian, his two fellow pilots - abrasive redhead Asuka and stoic waif Rei - and a cold, calculating commanding officer who happens to be his father, all while fighting both the monstrous, eldritch Angels and his own psychoses. And both the enemies he fights and the "machine" he pilots are far, far more than they seem...
Asuka Uchiha-SōryūPilot of Unit-02. A fiery young girl who lives for piloting her Eva, loves to fight, and is always desperately trying to convince everyone - especially herself - that she's older and more stable and mature than she really is. Frequently trying to reconcile/understand her feelings for Shinji. It's revealed via genetic analysis that her great-grandfather was Izuna Uchiha - her maternal grandmother Ren was another "unintentional realm-hopper" like Teana's mother. She and Teana are actually third cousins. Her Sharingan is awakened during/after the fight against the Fourteenth Angel.
Rei AyanamiPilot of Unit-00. A mysterious and fey girl, initially blindly devoted to Commander Ikari but her loyalty has been steadily waning as of late. Quiet and emotionally reserved, she is nonetheless inquisitive and gets bored easily.
Mari MakinamiPilot of Unit-05. An energetic and cheerful girl. She very quickly decides that she likes Asuka & Shinji, and thus starts trying to befriend the both of them. A little ray of sunshine, though scary in a fight.
Tomoyo MakinamiMari's mother. Was part of the JSDF until her husband's death when Mari was four forced her to retire from active service so as to raise her. Owns a highly successful "adult specialty shop" in downtown Tokyo-3. Was friends with Shinji & Asuka's mothers; she always considered Gendou to not be good enough for Yui, and her recent learning of his transition from "a fight-happy bum" to the cold, ruthless, black-souled head of NERV in the wake of Yui's death has only strengthened that conviction. It later turns out that she is a member of the presently-150-strong shinobi population enabled by Ren Uchiha's taking of students upon her arrival 47 years ago.
Ren Uchiha-SōryūKyōko's mother, Asuka's granddaughter. A wise old woman and a powerful shinobi, daughter of Izuna Uchiha. She ended up on NGE-Earth courtesy of a dimensional rift shortly after the end of the First Great Shinobi World War.
Introduced In Book 14
Master Yen-SidAn old and extremely powerful mage and Keyblade Master, responsible for teaching many individuals - King Mickey among them - the ways of the Keyblade. He now seeks to coordinate efforts against the revived Master Xehanort, starting by sending Sora & Riku on their Mark of Mastery exams, as well as providing advice, counsel, and training for the coalition and its Keyblade Wielders.
SoraA young boy who wields the Kingdom Key, one of the most powerful of all Keyblades. With it, he's slain thousands of shadowy abominations, and saved all of creation at least twice... and that's before receiving any formal training in Keyblade Wielding. His ability to touch the Hearts of others and forge bonds with them, however, is said to be his most powerful ability, outclassing even his (phenomenal) skill with a Keyblade.
Alicia TestarossaThe sister/progenitor of Fate Testarossa. Her original body was damaged beyond repair in the wake of a nuclear accident, and when she fell into the void between realms, her Nobody Laicixa came into being from it. Unknown to everyone, when Fate was created Alicia's Heart "hitched a ride", becoming a passenger within Fate. During the revelation-filled battle in Book 14, her status is revealed to all, and shortly thereafter she uses a specially-crafted Shadow Clone of Fate's to be restored fully to life, using the link between her Heart, Fate's, and Laicixa's to turn her temporary vessel into a full, complete new body, effectively returning from the dead. She can wield Fate's Keyblade, the Sign of Innocence, though Fate is left single-bladed when this is happening. In Book 20, her Device - a Bardiche-type named Lochaber - is introduced.
NarudOne of the Dark Voice's Dark Generals. An ancient being who has "worn many faces, many names, and many selves" over his long life, all in service to his dark Master. In Book 22, Kerrigan finally kills him, but not before he reveals that the energy from the Xel'Naga artifact on Char has been used to bring Amon back from the dead.
SlindThe fourth of the Big Bad's Dark Generals, and the most mysterious of the lot. Unnaturally tall and thin, clad head to toe in identity-concealing spiky black armor, and utterly silent. Little to nothing is known about him. Book 18 reveals that Slind is more widely known by an alias that mundane humans have given him: the Slender Man. He's an 11,000-year-old daemon presently working for the Dark Voice, and has been stalking, terrorizing, and feeding off of humans for over 8,000 years.
XehanortA fallen Keyblade Master, of incredible dark power. He seeks to forge the original χ-Blade, and open the Door to Ultimate Darkness, obtaining ultimate power for himself in the process. To that end, he has allied with The Dark Voice, the two sides pledging to assist one another so long as their goals coincide. This section will refer to Master Xehanort and his three other extant incarnations.
Introduced In Book 15
Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle)
Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon
Golden Tiara (used with Alex Warlorn's permission)Diamond Tiara's mother. Four years ago, she suffered "an incident" that fractured her mind, However, ponies' minds are made of tough stuff, and her mind has been "reintegrating" itself since then; she's almost-fully healed now. A kind soul who makes it a point to know and be nice to everyone (though even she has limits). It's later revealed that she's a member of Project Corona, a covert spec-ops group founded by Celestia to protect Equestria from its myriad enemies (Chaos cultists, pirates, holdouts from the Gryphon Wars, etc); Golden Tiara is Agent Gamma, one of the Project's most skilled and successful agents. She's also eventually revealed to be a biotic; her mother was exposed to a natural eezo deposit while pregnant with her, and she developed the abilities as a result. She later manages to finish repairing her mind, and rejoins the fight.
Checker Monarch (used with Kendell's explicit permission)Trixie's sociopathic cousin (as opposed to sister in the original fic). Cold, quietly terrifying, ruthless, and without a shred of empathy for any other living thing. Takes great pleasure in manipulating and breaking ponies (it's her Special Talent, even), especially Trixie; she is responsible for a great deal of Trixie's deep-seated issues. When pushed too far, her stoic facade cracks, and she becomes a vicious berserker who'll stop at nothing to utterly ruin whoever has pushed her. She eventually ends up pledging loyalty to Master Xehanort, becoming one of the Thirteen Seekers of Darkness and receiving a significant power boost.
Introduced In Books 16/ 17
The Illusive Man
HarbingerThe leader of the Reapers. Is in charge of the Collectors, commanding them and occasionally possessing them to gather humans and try to kill Shepard.
Introduced In Book 18
Kyousuke KamijouThe object of Sayaka's affections. An aspiring young violinist, injuries sustained in an accident left him unable to play... until his untapped magical potential drew a pack of Heartless to him. When the heroes saved him, their healers repaired the damage a Neoshadow's claws had done to his hand and then decided to fix the rest of its damage, too. Later on, after Sayaka gives an Anguished Declaration of Love and follows up with explaining her very recent discovery of the true nature of Soul Gems, he eventually decides to seek Kyubey out, becoming the first Puer Magi in centuries to protect and fight alongside Sayaka.
Miyako IshimuraA shy, nervous, but kind girl hailing from Sendai. Became a Puella Magi after a Witch killed her father (her lone living parent) a few years ago. Has the ability to manipulate ice and wield a magically-imbued war hammer. Came to Mitakihara following rumors of the elite magical girl team there, and showed up shortly after Madoka's wish. She joins the Mitakihara Team upon arrival, being welcomed with open arms.
Eve T'LeshA Lucavi. Formerly a 'Black Circle' prisoner of the Sol Confederacy (hit with such a harsh sentence by the virulently corrupt Confederacy because she was investigating them and could have exposed them), she was discovered, empowered, and rescued by The Fallen, who helped convince her that humanity as a whole was a disgusting species beyond redemption. Now, she seeks to Kill All Humans, in addition to trying to destroy Optimus Prime in revenge for him killing her master. After being apparently killed by Mel Johnson during the Battle of Chicago, she 'respawns' on Al-Hazred, gaining control of a sizable force of Promethean battle droids and learning about their master. Now, she seeks to find and free the Ur-Didact, so that he can help her in her quest for human extinction.
Introduced In Book 20
Terrence AlbrightAn old classmate of Teana's who delights in messing with her, pissing her off via teasing and pranks and then laughing at her angry reactions. He gets assigned to help the DDF look for clues on Belka (much to Teana's displeasure). He turns out to be working for someone else, who has paid him to obstruct Teana and the DDF.
Malia AbbadiaAn evil Puella Magi who had so much Darkness and evil in her Heart that when she became a Witch/Heartless she maintained her form and mind, much like Xehanort and Scar did. A willing underling of Master Xehanort, she lacks any deep motives or moral quandaries; she just wants power, and will do anything to get it.
Introduced In Book 21