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"I'll have you know that I was named Best Illusionist of the Year three times by the Wizzie Awards by the time I was your age." Race:
Ghost (formerly human) Gender:
Wizard (illusionist) Alignment: Lawful Good
(at time of deathnote
Roy's rather selfish father who swore a Blood Oath
of Vengeance after Xykon killed and zombified his master. Pretty much a condescending asshole to damn near everyone. Dead before the beginning of the story
, he pays ghostly visits to his son.
"I can feel my Coolness Factor dropping just by being in the same room as these dorks." Race:
Wizard Alignment: True Neutral
Roy's younger sister. A mage student at Warthog's School of Wizardry and Sorcery.
"This is the afterlife, Roy, honey. We all appear as our ideal version of ourselves, and I guess I never stopped thinking of myself as the 19-year-old looker who had never even heard the name 'Eugene Greenhilt'." Race:
Ghost (formerly human) Gender:
Unknown Alignment: Lawful Good
Eugene's wife, mother of Roy, Julia and Eric. Dead years before the start of the story, she meets with Roy during his visit in the afterlife.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: In the Lawful Good afterlife, people have an idealized version of their bodies. As a result, despite dying of old age and being wizened in the flashbacks that include her, her afterlife body is that of her 19-year-old self.
- Ethical Slut: Sara becomes a total slut after her own death, when she finds out that the Lawful Good paradise is a Free-Love Future. Roy found this really embarrassing when he died and hung out with her while waiting for resurrection. Especially since she was apparently younger than him and really hot.
- Girlish Pigtails: It's part of the "19-year-old looker" thing.
- I Want Grandkids: Encourages Roy to get Celia pregnant so she can hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet... or the woosh-woosh of little wings, as the case may be.
- Latin Lover: Roy meets with Enriqué, his mom's current lover, during his visit.
- Older Than She Looks: Because of the "idealized heavenly self" thing.
- Posthumous Character: Like her husband, she's dead by the start.
"hi roy! wanna play blocks with me?" Race:
Ghost (formerly human) Gender:
Nonenote Alignment: Lawful Good
Roy's baby brother, killed by Eugene's negligence.
"I was long in my grave before either of you were more than a gleam in my boy Eugene's eye." Race:
Ghost (formerly human) Gender:
Fighter Alignment: Lawful Good
Eugene's father, dead before his grandchildren were born. Roy's childhood hero from the stories told by his mother.
Crew of the Mechane
Yes, the ship herself. Despite only having a handful of appearances, she's already made a profound impact on the plot.
"So, now's probably a good time to mention that I'm a wanted criminal in Azure City. I admit to nothing, but I have it on good authority that there are several attractive young heiresses in this town that are quite shamefully lax in securing their most valuable jewelry." Race:
Dashing Swordsman Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
A swashbuckling adventurer who takes Elan briefly under his wing. Captain of the Mechane
- The Airship Came Back: In a dramatic unveiling of Elan's plan to turn the tables on his father.
- Badass Longcoat: His iconic look.
- Badass Mustache: A "Diego de la Vega"-style mustache, part of the Dashing Hispanic package.
- Big Damn Heroes: He appears to join the fight against Tarquin just when the Order looks completely defeated.
- Captain Morgan Pose: In the panel describing his fame, he proudly takes this pose.
- The Casanova: He has a son and/or daughter in every port of the continent.
- Dare to Be Badass: This is how Elan convinces him to help out against Tarquin. "Any hero can defy danger but only a special hero can defy the story itself."
- Chaos Hurts Lawfulness: Carries a Chaos Sabre, which gives Tarquin a painful wound.
- Chick Magnet: Among certainly many others, both Laurin and Elan's mom had crushes on him.
- Defied Trope: He attempts to defy the standard mentor death by staying far away from Elan. Elan convinces him it'll be cooler if he shows up and defies the trope anyway. Indeed, the only reason he does so is specifically for the privilege of defying the trope.
- Dashing Hispanic: His first name, prestige class and mustache all allude to this trope.
- Famed in Story: He's a world-famous sky pirate, renown ladies' man, and all-around dashing action hero. Just hearing the name of his airship is enough for Elan to identify him (no surprise as he's a bard, plus his mom is probably Julio's biggest fan).
- Foreshadowing: In the initial duel between Tarquin and Nale, the former offhandedly mentions that he's found a way to counter such pun-fighting techniques. Guess who shows up near the tail-end of the Empire of Blood arc?
- Genre Savvy: Up to Eleven (being even more savvy than Tarquin at his best). He is well aware of the values of training montages, of iconic heroic images (longcoat, mustache, etc.), and especially of the fate that awaits the Mentor Archetype.
- Gentleman Thief: Combines this with The Casanova to great effect, as his character quote attests.
- Hero of Another Story: Literally. There's a whole other story (in Stick Figure HD) about him in Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails. Also, there's a forthcoming Julio Scoundrél PDF that will invoke this.
- Improvised Training: He set up a fake training montage for Elan complete with backgrounds to indicate a time lapse.
- Informed Attractiveness: He held the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" for a time, yet like Elan (and everyone else, for that matter), he's a stick figure.
- Loveable Rogue: The poster boy for the loveable rogue in the OotS universe. Literally — he has a poster.
- Magic Carpet: He owns a blue one, and even uses it in fights for mobility. He apparently stole it from Tarquin, who gouges it in half.
- Mentor: For Elan — only during a few days, but this has considerable influence on Elan's Character Development.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: He's Genre Savvy enough to try to avoid this. Though he can still be convinced to help out, as shown in episode #930. True to form, he defies it spectacularly in 933.
Well, as an older mentor figure, the most likely scenario is that I'd return only to be randomly killed by an enemy of yours so that you can cradle my dying body
while swearing revenge — so don't take it personally if I say that I sincerely hope we never cross paths again.
- The Obi-Wan: His role in the story, though as a character he's basically Han.
- Prestige Class: Dashing Swordman. It compensates his average Strength and Dexterity scores by making Charisma his primary fighting attribute.
- Put on an Airship: Deliberately, see above.
- Royal Rapier: The weapon of choice of the Dashing Swordman. On his return in book 5, he switched to a Chaos Sabre, which is close enough.
- Silver Fox: He now has grey hair, unlike on the cover of Townspeople Weekly describing him as the "Sexiest Man Alive", but it's doubtful he's considered any less attractive.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Although he sticks to the Badass Longcoat look and V-neck shirt, he has lots of costumes, changing twice during Elan's 20-minute-long Training Montage. He does it again on his return, having changed clothes between receiving the Sending and confronting Tarquin.
- A Year and a Day: In the Julio comic from Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails, the Mummy Queen informs him that her curse holds him for a hundred years and a day.
- We Meet Again: "General Tarquin, we meet again!"
"Getting the heck out of here, aye! Aft propellers to full!"
Class: Unknown (possibly Rogue)
Alignment: Unknown (probably Chaotic Neutral)
Pilot of Julio Scoundrél's Cool Airship Mechane
- Ace Pilot: Looks that way. She succeeded her father on this post.
- Generation Xerox: Followed in the footsteps of her father, Mr. Secundus, Julio's previous Ace Pilot and Number Two.
- Genre Savvy: Immediately realizes that, despite it being her ship, the Order, and more specifically Elan, is in charge.
- Jurisdiction Friction: Sensibly avoided when the Order boards the Mechane.
- Nice Girl: Very happy to see Elan safe.
- Number Two: To Julio.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: It's a safe bet that "Bandana" isn't her real name. Considering her father was Mr. Secundus from Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails, it's probable her last name is also Secundus.
- Pirate Girl: Considering the Troperiffic nature of the Mechane and her crew (Bandana included), she's a very mild example.
- Remember the New Guy: Her and Elan's initial reaction indicates that they met when Julio initially trained Elan to be a Dashing Swordsman, but she's never actually appeared before page #933.
"I just don't understand all the violence. I'll admit that I got caught up in the thrill of it all a few times, but I just can't stomach the idea of willfully deciding to end someone's life." Race:
Sorcerer Alignment: Lawful Good
Celia is a sylph
from the Elemental Plane of Air. She's also Roy's girlfriend.
- Winged Humanoid: Sylphs have two pairs of dragonfly-like wings and an elfin body. Although Celia is medium-sized, unlike what's described in the D&D rules (no doubt to ease the romance with Roy).
"Geez, I can peer into the murky depths of the future, and yet I always seem to get interrupted during bath time." Race:
Expert Alignment: True Neutral
Tiamat's Oracle of the Sunken Valley is a snarky kobold with a dislike for Belkar specifically and pretty much everyone in general.
- Back from the Dead: It takes him all of maybe three minutes; being an oracle, he sets up his resurrections in advance, down to the minute of death.
- Crazy-Prepared: Seeing the future allows him to always have the magic item he needs on hand.
- Call Forward: With his precognitive powers and tendency to ramble, he often makes references to events that haven't happened yet. Take this exchange with Eugene Greenhilt in Start of Darkness;
Oracle: Hey, it's Ghost Dad!
Oracle: Eh, it'll be funny later. Funnier than the Cosby movie, at least.
- Deadpan Snarker: At each and every customer. For instance, when Roy gives his overly-speficic question, he responds, "you've outsmarted yourself at least."
- Death Is Cheap: But painful.
Oracle: I think the halfling dulls his blades just to make it hurt more.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Invoked by The Oracle during his Fourth Wall Aside to "Oracle fans".
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Just "Oracle".
- Exact Words: He phrases his prophecies like this sometimes.
- Fantastic Racism: "You mammals are disgusting..."
- Foreshadowing: That's his job, being an oracle and all.
- Fourth Wall Observer: "Fourth Wall Aside" demonstrates that his oracle vision can see the fourth wall in addition to the future.
- High-Altitude Interrogation: He was dangled out a window by Roy and Durkon, as seen in a flashback, before conceding them a third question.
- I See Dead People: Though at first he pretended not to, in order to snub Roy's ghost.
- Jerkass: Downplayed. Given proper respect, or maybe as a favor to fellow reptiles or followers of Tiamat, he is quite genial. The Order tends to be abusive to him, which results in him treating them poorly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His interactions can be nearly kindly even with the Order; he all but told Roy to rephrase an ill-considered question. Roy continued to ignore the Oracle's warning out of hand which cost the Order and Azure City dearly.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Visitors to the Sunken Valley remember his prophecies, but nothing else about their visit due to a charm, including the Oracle's true identity. This spell nearly keeps the Order from returning to Azure City to defend it from Xykon's attack, but it also keeps Belkar from getting kicked out of the Order and left to die from his curse after he kills the Oracle.
- Lizard Folk: He's a kobold.
- Mathematician's Answer
- Medium Awareness: Higher than any other characters in the comic, which is saying something.
- Metaphorically True: His argument for Belkar's prophecy fulfilled on their second visit. It becomes literally true immediately after, as one of the people Belkar asked if he'd end up killing was the Oracle himself.
- Omniglot: A special case. He could tell what Haley was saying despite the Cypher Language because he can look into the future when the translations are included in the book. He can also understand Blackwing's caws.
- Non Mammalian Mammaries: Specifically mentions getting to second base with another kobold, a fellow reptile. Lampshaded by Vaarsuvius the first time.
- Power Floats: During the oracular trance.
- Revenge: The town of LickMyOrangeBallsHalfling. Founded: Last week. Population: Just Enough.
- Rule of Funny: Invoked, as usual. The Oracle admits he considered calling the aforementioned kobold town ShouldHaveCheckedAMap but decided to go blue instead.
- Seer: Probably the most well-known and reputed oracle in the OotS world (although not many people know he's actually a kobold).
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: It happens, such as with Belkar.
- Speech Bubbles: His normal (white) speech bubbles turn green when entering the trance and doing a prediction; incidentally this answer is all the petitioner will remember.
- Your Mom: The type of insults he trades with Roy's ghost.
"See, the first lesson of being 18-inches tall is: Find someone more powerful than you are, and glue your lips to their ass." Race:
Sorcerer Alignment: Lawful Evil
An imp, the IFCC's latest employee and former minion of Kubota (and an unknown devil).
- Affably Evil: A given, considering his line of work is butt-kissing and temptation.
- Ambition Is Evil: Being a go-getter is the reason the IFCC hired him.
- Charm Person: He can charm dozens of monsters to attack good-aligned characters.
- Deal with the Devil:
- Tries to make a simple one with V — he would give the elf tips on evil spell components in exchange for helping him find an evil artifact. V's response is "Disintegrate!" However, he's the link to V's actual deal.
- He tries another one on Blackwing, but instead tips his hand and reveals crucial information. The familiar notes that he kinda sucks at the temptation thing.
- Dirty Coward: Qarr will not stay around if confronted by anything stronger than him unless he has powerful help. Despite being his familiar, he leaves Zz'dtri to die at Vampire!Durkon's hands without a second thought.
- Dragon with an Agenda: As Zz'dtri's familiar. He's only serving Zz'dtri so he can attempt to lead V further astray.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: If he was a decent advisor to Kubota, Qarr has much less success in tempting the heroic types. He nearly gets disintegrated by Vaarsuvius for his effort, and later, when attempting to bargain with Blackwing, all he manages to do is leak out vital information to the bird.
- Evil Counterpart: The literal devil to Blackwing's "good angel".
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He finds the revelation of the full effect of the Familicide spell to be uproariously funny. Then again, he knows it was Vaarsuvius who did the Familicide, and is the only one aside from V and the IFCC to understand the true Irony.
- Flight: With bat-like wings. In fact, it's quite rare to see him on the ground.
- Familiar: To Zz'dtri.
- Horned Humanoid: Being an imp.
- The Imp: Since imps are embodiments of Lawful Evil, the trope does not apply.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: He's small, kinda weak, around the right size to punt into a wall, and as a fiend lives in a world where the strong have all the power. He states that this is how his kind gets around.
- Sarcasm-Blind: He seems to have some trouble understanding Vaarsuvius' heavy sarcasm during their exchange.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When Durkon reveals that his newly evil alignment doesn't affect his loyalties (only making him more ruthless) and he goes after Zz'dtri, Qarr says he's out and wishes the elf good luck.
- Telepathy: He used this to rely Kubota's orders. He can also sense "feelings" in people while relying them too.
- Villain Teleportation: He uses it liberally during his fight with Blackwing, noting that it's useless trying to outrun him.
- The Watson: Similar to Jirix, the author's commentary implies he was kept on the cast so the archfiends could have someone they could explain their plans to.
- Winged Humanoid: For a given value of "humanoid"; his tail and shape make him rather look a bit monkey-like.
"I am sure it will be well-received when your Other Parent finishes mastering the way of magic and comes home. Now go wash up, both of you. Lunch is ready."
Class: Unknown (probably Commoner or Expert)
- Ambiguous Gender: Has the same angular body shape as established male characters of the comic.
- Elfeminate: Like V, this makes determining I's gender difficult.
- In-Series Nickname: V calls him/her Kyrie.
- Happily Married: Inkyrius must have had a great relationship with V to wait six years for V to learn Arcane Magic somewhere else. Making a Deal with the Devil and then casting something like Famicilide would straing any relationship, and even then (s)he wants to work things out with his/her mate. V running off with all his/her hellish power was the last straw and (s)he sues for divorce.
- Mama Bear or Papa Wolf: Is prepared to defend his/her children against evil V with a stick.
- Non-Action Person: A baker by trade.
- Pointy Ears: An elf.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in this case.
"Team Peregrine to Elven Command: covert insertion succesful. Will penetrate Cloistered territory on foot and rendezvous with designee 'Thanh' to coordinate further insertions. Liberation: commencing."
A team of elves sent to help liberate Azure City from the hobgoblins.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: The Commander attempts to assault Redcloak due to an attempted Roaring Rampage of Revenge for his fallen comrades, despite being completely outnumbered and outmatched. This ends quite poorly, as you might expect.
- Badass: They show a team of highly trained, skilled adventurers.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The aforementioned deaths of the Commander and Lieutenant. This might have been the case for the rest of the team as well.
- Fantastic Racism: As far as the commander is concerned, the only good goblins are dead goblins.
- Flat Characters: Granted, they're supporting cast members and get less focus, but there are plenty of supporting cast characters with more focus than them. Probably a moot point since they're dead now.
- Kick the Dog: The commander gives a hobgoblin prisoner false hope before throwing him off the ramparts of the prison, instead of just explaining that it was too big a risk and offing him quickly. Later, Redcloak is told that, besides the prison guards, casualties include a pair of innocent hobgoblin bystanders who were shot in the back, presumably because they saw the elves escaping.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Considering his attitude towards goblins and that his Kick the Dog moment was his only real scene before his death, the murder of the Commander by Redcloak can easily be seen as this.
- Meaningful Name: The Peregrine falcon is the fastest hunting bird on Earth, swooping on its preys before they're even aware it's here. The first time we see Team Peregrine, they teleport in the midst of a hobgoblin patrol and kill them all in one round. Very fitting.
- Moral Myopia: Commander "The Only Good Goblin Is a Dead Goblin" screams that he'll avenge every elf slain by Redcloak. Redcloak, for his part, doesn't comment on the irony of all the hobgoblins he avenges by making the commander implode.
- No Name Given: None of them are given monickers beyond their rank in the team.
- Our Elves Are Better: They are all elves. They are all awesome (when not being jerks, but again, elves).
- Pointy Ears: Again, elves.
- Revenge Before Reason: The Commander when he returns to the Resistance HQ only to see half of his team slaughtered by Redcloak.
- Shoot the Dog: The Azurites are unwilling to kill hapless civilians in their fights. Team Peregrine is not.
- Total Party Kill: The wizard and cleric are killed off-panel by horned devils, and the Commander and Lieutenant are imploded by Redcloak.
- What the Hell, Hero?: One of the Azure City Resistance members is quite disturbed by the commander's ruthlessness. Another finds it awesome.
"Get back! I have a restraining order and I'm not afraid to use it!" Race:
n/a Alignment: Lawful Neutral
(Jones), Unknown (Rodriguez)
Mssrs. Jones and Rodriguez — attorneys at law. Two lawyers who enforce copyright for Wizards of the Coast
, they also sometimes take court cases.
"...and ever since then, I've felt like... I don't know, like just I'm a... a minor character in, you know, someone else's story." Race:
n/a Alignment: Lawful Good
A pair of bizarre aberrations left over from D&D
1st edition. Originally kept as part of Dorukan's menagerie of discontinued monsters, the flumphs escaped the dungeon's destruction after Xykon's defeat. Ever since, they keep running into the oblivious main characters... who keep landing on them from great heights.
- The Chew Toy: They exist solely as landing cushions for the main characters.
- Living Crashpad: Their lot in life.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: They are joined, for a strip, by the Ghost of Lame Monsters Past, who looks like a Chained by Fashion Flumph. He soon serves as an uncorporeal crashpad for Roy's ghost falling from Heaven.
- Recurring Extras: You can never tell when they'll show up for a gag. They even once get mixed up with the Lawyers.
- Running Gag: Someone falling on them.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Played with and lampshaded all to hell. When Roy died, one of the Flumphs felt that he had to be somewhere as a gag. Then you realize how many times the Flumphs have saved the lives of all the people who landed on them..
"I am a vampiric half-dragon half-troll lycanthropic fiendish snail! Tremble at my illogical glory!" Race:
Vampiric Half-Dragon Half-Troll Lycanthropic Fiendish Phrenic Snail Gender:
Hermaphrodite Alignment: Neutral Evil
A heavily templated snail and primary antagonist of the Dragon
- Dracolich: Due to being both a vampire and "half"-dragon.