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!Greenhilt Family

For Roy Greenhilt, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]].

[[folder:Eugene Greenhilt]]
!!Eugene Greenhilt

->''"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:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Wizard (illusionist)\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood (at time of death)

Roy's rather selfish father who swore a BloodOath of Vengeance after Xykon killed and zombified his master. He's a condescending asshole to damn near everyone. [[PosthumousCharacter Dead before the beginning of the story]], he pays ghostly visits to his son.
* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Of the emotional/neglectful variety, mainly, but there's a few hints of others. Most notably, it's strongly implied that his careless neglect resulted in the death of his infant son. [[spoiler:Later confirmed. His tinkering with spells resulted in the young child's death, but he refused to try to make up for it aside from resurrection spells or even admit that he'd done anything wrong.]]
* AccidentalMurder: Of his second son, Eric, who died in the process of his researches.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: A more serious example than what one would believe. His wife Sara figures that this is Eugene's FatalFlaw. Whenever Eugene sets out a goal, he pursues it with intense determination. Whether it was slaying Xykon, creating new spells or courting Sara, he pursued it devotedly. Sara herself points out that back when his goal was settling down with her, [[HappilyMarried their relationship was a very happy one.]] Unfortunately, he eventually tires of his current goal and flip-flops to another one, failing to follow through on any of his "projects". [[RealityEnsues Of course this leads to large consequences where he is in a position he cannot leave, such as unable to leave his family]] and the blood oath he gave to destroy Xykon preventing him entering the LawfulGood heaven. Now that he's dead, the heavenly forces are more or less forcing him to finish what he has to do, making him bitter and unhappy (well, more than usual).
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: As seen in the prequels, Eugene led his own party of adventurers to pursue Xykon when he was a much younger man, [[NotSoDifferent much like his son.]]
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: For failing to fulfill his BloodOath -- not even trying, really. Roy at least ''tried'', which is why he gets to go in and Eugene is stuck until Xykon dies.
* BloodOath: "I, Eugene Greenhilt, swear on the blood that flows from my wounds this day that I shall not rest, in this life or any other, until I or my heirs have enacted horrible vengeance on those that have slighted me, named here as Xykon the sorcerer." Comes back to bite him in the butt, hard, as he kept pushing off that quest to kill Xykon until he eventually died. Now he's pushing his son Roy towards it -- insulting him all the while for being (in Eugene's mind) a DumbMuscle fighter instead of a wizard like he was.
* CareerVersusFamily: A rare male example, where he admits to Roy he regrets having had a family and not spending as much time on being a wizard, since he might have killed Xykon by then. [[spoiler:Contrasting V who very much misses their mate, having done what Eugene wishes they could do.]]
* CharacterAlignment: [[invoked]] His nominal alignment is LawfulGood, but this is subject to some discussion in-universe. He is currently waiting for a member of his family to fulfill the BloodOath he made years ago to slay Xykon; until that time, he is stuck in a limbo-like plane of existence where the deceased go to see which afterlife they are suited for. Based on Roy's judgement, it is implied that he is not really Lawful Good, or rather that he has failed to live up to the responsibilities of his alignment, and had not truly been Lawful Good for several years. The Prequel comic seems to have indicated that he would have been allowed in at the time of his death, but his impatience and inability to do anything has since resulted in an alignment shift (or rather, the fact that he stopped trying to fulfill his oath, even in his last days). In fact, later comics show that he's perfectly willing to let the world be destroyed since Xykon would be destroyed with it and that would technically fulfill his oath.
* DeathIsCheap: He died and was resurrected six times before finally succumbing to old age.
* DirtyOldMan: Being dead hasn't stopped him from dating. By his own admission, he's been spying on Haley under the shower.
* EveryoneHasStandards: When he asks Roy why he doesn't just [[spoiler:let the gods destroy the world in order to thwart the Snarl, thereby letting him move on to the afterlife, Roy reminds him that if that happens, the dwarves will be condemned to an eternity of slavery ruled over by Hel. Eugene concedes that his son has a point, and is pretty critical of the way the dwarven afterlife works. Then ComicallyMissingThePoint rears its head and he suggests the dwarves should all commit suicide via dragon or a civil war.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: When his soul is getting judged, it is stated that he never did anything seriously wrong in his life, but he ''was'' a {{jerkass}}.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: He thinks there are home runs in soccer, and has no clue if winning a game by 3-2 is good. His wife Sara deconstructs this by pointing out that as smart as he is, he could easily learn the rules of any physical sport in a short time, but won't because he feels it's beneath him.
* GrumpyOldMan: He looks just as old as the day he died in the afterlife, even though the afterlife allows people to look like idealized self-images (see the entry for his wife Sara Greenhilt). This because he was always bitter and ornery by nature, though the Blood Oath he swore didn't help.
-->'''Roy:''' Then why did Dad still look like a wrinkled old man?\\
'''Sara:''' Because your father has ALWAYS been a wrinkled old man in his heart, he was just hiding in a younger man's body most of his life.
* HandshakeRefusal: As a ghost, he's lost the ability to hold anything corporeal, so he doesn't see the point to using handshakes anymore.
* HappilyMarried: [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] originally with Eugene and Sara. As explained above in AttentionDeficitOohShiny, when he courts Sara, he devotes himself 100% to being a good boyfriend and later husband. This is why she doesn't want Roy to speak ill of him. However, Eugene's nature means he eventually becomes 100% devoted to something else though he has a family that he won't leave. "Till death do you part," indeed.
* InsufferableGenius: Has a natural disdain for fighters, which is the reason why he never got along with his father and son. Likewise, his master was also quite arrogant towards sorcerers, which got him killed by Xykon.
* IResembleThatRemark: In ''Recap/OnTheOriginOfPCs'', Roy suggests that a common flaw among arcane spellcasters is a supreme belief in their own abilities. Eugene's response is an arrogant tirade about how magic is all-powerful and there is no problem that it cannot solve.
* {{Irony}}:
** In ''Start of Darkness'', he advises Right-Eye to drop his quest to destroy Xykon by pointing out that, when he's dead, he won't look back and say "Darn, I didn't spend enough time on petty revenge." After he dies, Eugene will indeed end up regretting the fact that he didn't spend enough time on "petty" revenge.
** Also, his constant badgering of Roy for becoming a fighter and obsessing over the Greenhilt Sword, [[spoiler:which leads his son to become a MagicKnight dedicated to the sword.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Nothing is too horrific in his eyes if it means destroying Xykon so he can get into the afterlife. This includes, but is not limited to, regretting having ever started a family, [[spoiler:forever tainting one's soul via making a deal with all three Lower Planes at once in a bid for power, and destroying the entire planet along with everyone on it, so long as Xykon is swept away in the destruction as well]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Disdain for fighters, emotionally abusive to his children, and overall a cranky and bitter person. His father even mentions that Eugene was rude and disrespectful to him simply for being a fighter.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''Start of Darkness'' he refuses to cooperate with Right-Eye to take down Xykon because he refuses to put his family at risk of being targeted by Xykon, or leaving his wife and son alone, and suggests that Right-Eye drop it too. While he may be a terrible parent to Roy, part of him does care about his family, at least when he was alive.
-->'''Eugene:''' Well, if you want my advice, you should both forget about working for some evil mastermind and move forward with your lives. When you're dead, you're never going to look back on your life and say, [[TemptingFate "Darn, I didn't spend enough time on petty revenge."]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One scene in ''Start of Darkness'' portrays him as such, [[spoiler:where he declines a perfect opportunity to defeat Xykon out of concern for leaving his wife widowed and son fatherless. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Assuming he wasn't using that as an excuse]], given how disdainful he is towards Roy and Sara immediately thereafter.]]
* MasterOfIllusion: Illusion is his favored school. He's good enough to fool an entire group of paladins that he's really a being of law and good.
* NeverMyFault: His FatalFlaw is this, even going beyond his temperamental attention span. Eugene very rarely if at all takes the responsibilities for the consequences of his choices. This, tempered with his lack of devotion into his choices, keeps screwing him over, and his inability to recognize this causes problems for him and others around him. Most notably, he refuses to admit that the death of his second son Eric may be have been his fault because of his careless experimenting and that he made Roy fulfill his oath rather then take one last shot at it himself; this is why he's stuck at the gates while Roy is permitted to enter. Roy more or less addresses his father not dealing with the consequences during their conversation on the ''Mechane'' (though he's referring to Eugene's frustration at being the only Oath spirit waiting and no-one wanting to talk to him after the thing with the Celestial Deva.)
-->'''Roy:''' I'm sorry to hear that, but it sounds a lot like a white fluffly cloud-bed that you made yourself and you'd just rather not lie in it.\\
'''Eugene:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I'm dead. I shouldn't have to mess with beds at all anymore]].
* NominalHero: He's only ''technically'' on the side of good; very, ''very'' technically. This is why he's only barely inside {{heaven}} at all; he doesn't really care about doing good, he just happens to have done good during his life.
* TheOathbreaker: Part of the reason why he's not allowed to pass on is as punishment for ignoring the blood oath he made as soon as it stopped being interesting for him.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[PlayedForLaughs Played For]] BlackComedy; he comments about allowing the [[spoiler:gods to destroy the world to stop the Snarl]], as it would destroy Xykon and let him to pass on. He only withdraws the opinion when Roy points out that this would [[spoiler:condemn all the Dwarves to hell]], and even after this is noted, his solution is to have them all go out and get themselves killed first.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: There are a number of rules involving ghost intervention: summoning, family heirlooms, blood oaths, etc.
* PosthumousCharacter: His introduction is as Roy's SpiritAdvisor.
* PrematurelyBald: In flashbacks to his youth, though his beard may be brown he is already bald.
* ProphecyTwist: "When the goat turns red strikes true." Eugene, ever heard of [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma the comma]]?
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:He would be perfectly happy to see the world destroyed if it meant killing Xykon.]] What keeps this firmly PlayedForLaughs is the fact that he can't actually act on this, due to being, you know, ''dead''.
* SarcasmBlind: For all the sarcasms he dishes out, he's not very good at noticing it when directed his way.
-->'''Roy:''' I'm deeply sorry that our existence is not as efficient a solution to your long-term problems as you might have hoped for.\\
'''Eugene:''' It's OK, I'm used to it.
* SpiritAdvisor: He appears to Roy in ghost form in the beginning of the story to give advice or portent. He's not tremendously helpful, though, because of his general jerkassery.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's far nicer in ''Start of Darkness'' than after he died.
* UnfinishedBusiness: That's why he's stuck on FluffyCloudHeaven and can't join the true afterlife. His blood oath is unfulfilled.

[[folder:Julia Greenhilt]]
!!Julia Greenhilt

->''"I can feel my Coolness Factor dropping just by being in the same room as these dorks."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Wizard\\
'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

Roy's younger sister (and technically Eric's as well). A mage student at Warthog's School of Wizardry and Sorcery and youngest child of the Greenhilt family.
* ActionSurvivor: She isn't high enough level to be of much use in combat, but she still manages to help out the Order during their fight with the Linear Guild by running messages through the battlefield and destroying some of Pompey's minions.
* AlphaBitch: Implied to be one by her attitude and dismissal of students. Check out her page quote.
* AttentionWhore: She is upset that she can't get Durkon's attention when Durkon is casting a spell to save the Order in Cliffport.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: While she and Roy argue, they do love each other as brother and sister, something that Nale [[EvilCannotComprehendGood finds absolutely alien.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Julia inherited her rude and egotistical personality from her father.
* CharacterAlignment: TrueNeutral ("[[DoubleEntendre I go both ways.]]") [[invoked]]
%%% "ItRunsInTheFamily apparently." This is not context. Pointing towards her family members does not talk about her.
%%%* DeadpanSnarker:
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Her favorite way of getting attention is flaunting herself, either to students or even to the ''teachers.'' It has no effect on Durkon, though, and he actually respectfully chastises her for it and talks to her about it later. The fact that she listens to him and even says "yes sir" in regards to this implies that her disrespectful attitude comes from being able to flaunt herself to get her way before the steadfast Durkon set her straight.
* MulticoloredHair: A green lock; she dyed it in school.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: After dealing with Leeky, Durkon sternly tells that he will have a talk to her about her way of address and attitude. Indeed, when the situation is over, he gives her said talking-to about respecting herself and her body. Surprisingly enough, Julia actually listens to him on both accounts and even respectfully responding with "yes sir." In contrast, Roy thinks her state of dress is Nale's fault.
* PutOnABus: We haven't seen hide or hair of her since the Order left Cliffport.
* SpoiledBrat: The only thing Roy tells [[spoiler:Eric]] about her is that she was spoiled rotten.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Roy thinks her BareYourMidriff outfit is a case of GoGoEnslavement, calling it a "faux-punk whore" style.

[[folder:Sara Greenhilt]]
!!Sara Greenhilt

->''"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:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

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.
* {{Amazingly Embarrassing Parent|s}}: Her comment about grandchildren reminds Roy why he never tells her about anyone he dates.
* EthicalSlut: Sara becomes a total slut after her own death, when she finds out that the LawfulGood paradise is a FreeLoveFuture. [[spoiler:Roy found this really embarrassing and awkward when he died and hung out with her while waiting for resurrection. Especially since her idealized self is [[OlderThanTheyLook younger than him]] and quite attractive.]]
* GirlishPigtails: It's part of the "19-year-old looker" thing.
* GoodParents: She is likely the cause for Roy's turn as a hero, as she reared her children more-or-less by herself.
* HappilyMarried: Initially, she and Eugene have a very happy relationship together. It's why she doesn't let Roy bad-mouth him when they meet in LawfulGood Heaven.
* IWantGrandkids: Encourages Roy to get Celia pregnant so she can hear the pitter-patter of little feet... or the woosh-woosh of little wings, as the case may be.
* LatinLover: Roy meets with Enriqué, his mom's current lover, during his visit.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Because of the "idealized heavenly self" thing, she's an old woman with a teenager's body.
* PosthumousCharacter: Like her husband, she's dead by the start of the story.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: In the LawfulGood 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.
* [[UnderstandingBoyfriend Understanding Wife:]] She has a better understanding of Eugene than most people do. She explains to Roy about Eugene's [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny intense, but often shifting focus]] and how it factored into their marriage, while also keeping Roy from bad-mouthing him. She points out she was married to him for 30 years and hoped to gain some insight on him, all with a rather snarky and confident look on her face.

[[folder:Eric Greenhilt]]
!!Eric Greenhilt

->''"hi roy! wanna play blocks with me?"''

->'''Race:''' Ghost (formerly human)\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' None[[note]]Roy imagines that he would've become a Bard while recalling Eric's favorite toy being a toy piano their uncle gave him. While it is impossible for Lawful characters to be Bards in ''D&D'' 3.5., Eric's LawfulGood affinity is the result of him dying as a toddler because ChildrenAreInnocent. [[/note]]\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Roy's baby brother, killed by Eugene's negligence. Technically Julia's older brother as well and thus the middle child of the Greenhilt family.
* AllLowercaseLetters: Due to being a toddler when he died.
* CheerfulChild: He's consistently seen happy. Roy thinks it never occurred to him to answer the resurrection calls because of his happiness and contentedness while in the LawfulGood heaven.
* ChekhovsGunman: He can be spotted in an early strip's flashback: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0113.html "Memories, Like the Edges of My Sword"]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent: He went straight to the LawfulGood afterlife because he was a happy normal child unburdened by any sort of problem.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. He's still a toddler in the True Afterlife.
* PosthumousCharacter: He died many years before the start of the story.

[[folder:Horace Greenhilt]]
!!Horace Greenhilt

->''"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:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Fighter\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Eugene's father, dead before his grandchildren were born. Roy's childhood hero from the stories told by his mother. He also was the one who gave the family their rep as the Greenhilts (while ''his'' father had the sword first, Horace was the one who made a family reputation with it.)
* BadassBeard: Has a pretty nice one that compliments his badassness.
* CoolOldGuy: Roy has a much better relationship with him than his father because they relate better to one another, presumably since they're both warriors. Horace also takes time from his mountain treks to visit his daughter-in-law and his toddler grandson every now and then. It also helps that, unlike his son, Horace isn't an arrogant, aloof jerk.
* CoolSword: A spiritual copy of the Greenhilt family sword.
* GiveMeASword: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0497.html "ROY! Heads up!"]] You can't take it with you, you know?
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Listening to stories about his heroic adventurer grandfather inspired Roy to become one himself. A snippet of an argument with Eugene is Roy holding the Greenhilt family sword and saying "Don't you know we come from a line of fighters?"
* OldMaster: Teaches Roy a sword feat in the afterlife -- a {{Counterspell}} feat for Fighters (timed strikes to disrupt spells during the moment the caster is casting). Turns out the feat is extinct by the time of the story and no Fighter alive knows it (until Roy).
* PosthumousCharacter: He was dead before Roy was born.


->''"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:''' Sylph\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Sorcerer\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Celia is a [[WingedHumanoid sylph]] and [[BunnyEarsLawyer lawyer]] from the Elemental Plane of Air. She's first met in Dorukan's Dungeon, where she fulfills the role of Air Sigil Guardian. Later, she becomes the attorney for the Order of the Stick as well as Roy's girlfriend.
* ActualPacifist: Much to Haley and Belkar's frustration. Though she has been known to let loose the occasional lightning bolt in anger. She also doesn't mind using violence against non-living things like golems, though her utility in that is hampered by the fact that golems are immune to most spells and some, like flesh golems, get buffs from lightning.
* BareYourMidriff: Her original Sigil Guardian costume leaves her belly exposed.
* BatmanGambit: Celia tricks Hank and other members of the Thieves Guild by playing on their greed. Bonus points in the fact that they know she could be tricking them, but the prospect of getting gold and magical items is too good to pass up in tough economic times.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ditzy to say the least, but still a good lawyer (in-training).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She blasts Nale with a lightning bolt after he pranks her in one of her earlier appearances, contrary to her ActualPacifist beliefs in later strips.
* DamselInDistress: {{Lampshaded}} by Roy.
-->'''Roy:''' Ah, there's my damsel. In distress. As is quickly becoming standard.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When cornered and grabbed in Blind Pete's house, she rescues not only herself but her party members by [[spoiler:renegotiating Haley's contract with the Rogue's Guild.]]
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: She and Roy [[DiscussedTrope talk about the root cause of her conflicts with insiders like Haley.]] Outsiders can't be revived nor do they have an afterlife, so they have different ideas about death than those that can come BackFromTheDead every day of the week given sufficient resources.
* DitzyGenius: She's a highly competent lawyer (even though she's still in law school!), but lacks basic knowledge of the material plane and is very naïve.
* FairySexy: Roy thinks so.
* FishOutOfWater: She's not familiar with how the Prime Material Plane or its inhabitants operate.
* {{Flight}}: Normal for a sylph, but she's a surprisingly strong flyer too, able to carry Roy along with her.
* GoodCounterpart: For Sabine in the Linear Guild; both are winged outsiders with supernatural powers, and both are in a relationship with the leaders of their respective parties.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Translucent dragonfly wings, both good and fey.
* GranolaGirl: She's a vegetarian on top of being a pacifist.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as the caster for the Haley/Belkar/[[spoiler:Roy's Corpse]] group in the "Don't Split the Party" arc.
* HelloAttorney: From Roy's point of view.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She's incredibly naïve and liable to trust people who really don't deserve to be trusted.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She claims to be an ActualPacifist but is known to fly off the handle to blast people or cheer on Haley when she kills the Thieves' Guild members. As Rich noted in the commentary, Celia is not a living incarnation of Law and Good, meaning she can fail to live up to her ideals.
* InterspeciesRomance: Her boyfriend is a human.
* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: She finds it very strange that humans cannot [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0529.html shoot lightning from their fingers]] or [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0531.html sense magic fields with their teeth]]. Part of what serves as her conflict between her and Haley.
* MeaningfulName: Suitably for an air elemental, her name means "heavenly" in Latin.
* MonsterFunFacts: Averted. She does ''not'' tell the Order about her species because she thinks that all these facts would be common knowledge even for humans. Conversely, she doesn't know much about humans, either. As she notes, humans don't even have a Monster Manual entry that she could look up their abilities in.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Sign of her connection to the Elemental Plane of Air and her sorcerous powers over air and lightning.
* PointyEars: Sylphs share this trait with elves.
* PutOnABus: Put on Another Plane of Existence; that ''is'' where she lives, after all.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her party dress in Azure City is backless. It has the advantage of letting her fairy wings free.
* ShockAndAwe: Although she doesn't like to use it offensively, lightning is a natural power of hers.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Which puts her at odds with the adventurers. Although she has no problem cheering Haley on as she kills people.
* TokenGoodTeammate: A pacifist adventuring with Haley (who is pragmatic about killing) and Belkar (who relishes it).
%% Do not remove Celia from this trope; Token Good Teammate isn't about whether or not most of the party is good; it's about one member having HIGHER STANDARDS than the rest. Which fits perfectly with Celia's pacifism against adventurer values.
* TooDumbToLive: {{Justified|Trope}} by her outsider status, she's completely unaware of how the Prime Material Plane functions. Less justifiable is her going into Greysky City while ignoring everything Haley says about how dangerous it is.
%% WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Trope not applying, do not add it back.
* WingedHumanoid: 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).

!Starshine Family

For Haley Starshine, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]].

[[folder:Ian Starshine]]
!!Ian Starshine

->''"'Not dying' is one of my best skills!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Rogue [[note]]Him being a 2[[superscript:nd]] edition Thief was a joke from the start of the series, essentially EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.[[/note]]\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

Haley's father and former high-ranking member of Greysky City's Thieves' Guild before being supplanted by Bozzok. As a result, he has spent three years imprisoned.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: Not quite as bad as Miko Miyazaki, but bad enough to think his daughter single-handedly manipulated the whole party into rescuing him while being on an unrelated mission, and Roy into believing he's TheLeader. He also accuses Elan of being a [[TheMole mole]] working for [[spoiler:his father General Tarquin]].
* ChekhovsGunman: He's seen in a few flashbacks before appearing in the storyline proper, though even at the time there was no indication [[spoiler:that [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0744.html the old, white-haired gladiator]] could be him]]. When [[spoiler:Haley reunites with him]], it's already clear that he is indeed her father with Tarquin's revelation that [[spoiler:the Empire of Blood was called Tyrinaria before]] and the fact that [[spoiler:Ian was red-haired]].
* CynicismCatalyst: Inverted. His wife told him to "be better than this city" as she lay dying, so he's trying to "be better" than a profit-minded thief that steals from everyone. His first idea was to overthrow an EvilOverlord.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: While he's fully capable of telling the difference between Nale and Elan, he still refuses to believe that Haley and Elan's relationship is anything more than one of Tarquin's ploys.
* DiseaseBleach: His once-red hair is now white thanks to the poor conditions of his incarceration cell, and he looks much gruffer than when he was first detained.
-->'''Ian:''' They used to call me "Red", but three years of malnutrition will do a number on your hair color.
* DistressedDude: Freeing him was the big motivator for Haley to start adventuring.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Haley claims in an early strip that he is a 2[[superscript:nd]] edition Thief instead of a Rogue. This has yet to be discussed again.
* FrameUp: After the nation of Reptilia partially catches on to Tarquin's scheme, Tarquin has [[spoiler:their ambassador assassinated and pins the crime on Ian. This is done both to punish Ian for his disrespect towards Tarquin and to test Haley's worthiness of marrying his son by seeing how she handles the situation. However, this works to his advantage -- those who also want to bring down Tarquin figure that someone worth framing is an ally to have, so now Ian's would-be revolt has some decent allies.]]
* {{Greed}}: He's Haley's father. Where do you think she got it from?
-->'''Ian:''' Would it be crass to bill him extra for a single-use improvised weapon?\\
'''Geoff:''' Yes.\\
'''Ian:''' "Lovable miser" crass, or just--\\
'''Geoff:''' Just regular crass.
* GroinAttack: Apparently suffered one that rendered him sterile ten years ago. Which makes Belkar's attempt at a FreudianThreat fall flat.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He trusts no-one but his own family and considers everyone else a potential enemy, raising Haley with this in mind. Although he's beginning to accept that somebody outside his family might yet have some good in them, given that the person in question is [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]], this trope is still very much in effect. Also, it turns out he was betrayed by [[spoiler:Geoff, i.e. ''family,'']] whom he trusted implicitly.
* ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime: [[spoiler:He ''let'' himself get caught in an attempt to stir up a rebellion against General Tarquin because he reasoned that jails would be bursting with Tarquin's enemies. However, those capable of following him were few in number and all died in the gladiator arena, and he's been stuck in jail ever since.]]
* ItTastesLikeFeet: Ian and Geoff cultivate some nutritious parasites over their bodies in case of hunger. "Mmmm! These ones taste like neck!"
* JustLikeRobinHood: Rob from the rich, give 40% to the poor. After reasonable expenses.
* LukeNounverber: Another Starshine.
* MadeASlave: Gladiator, because he was caught thieving.
* TheOldConvict: Fills this role at the gladiator camp; his reference to being nicknamed "Red" is a shout-out to a well-known example of this trope in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''.
* ThePigPen: Not by his choice, but three years in the Bloodstone Correctional Facility is hard on your hygiene. Belkar and Roy make a few comments about his stench.
* ProperlyParanoid: Living in [[WretchedHive Greysky City]], it's no wonder he taught Haley to never trust anyone but family. His patronizing attitude towards Elan for being [[spoiler:[[LawfulEvil General Tarquin]]'s son]] is also understandable given how much more favored he is compared to Nale.
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: He believes the [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids other trope]], but he himself is proof of this. Choosing to remain in prison because you think your little girl is being hoodwinked by a calculating, nefarious, deeply undercover mole linked to an EvilOverlord [[spoiler:(Elan?! The ChaoticGood {{Cloudcuckoolander}}!? You're serious, right?)]] can be nothing but this. There are some cases in which he's improved -- as his wife had begged him -- but he hasn't on this one. [[spoiler:He warms up to him after seeing the plan Elan gave him to deal with Tarquin.]]
* SoProudOfYou: See [[BelievingTheirOwnLies Believing His Own Lies]]. Later, however, he encourages her to make her dead mother, and then him, proud, with obvious confidence that she will do it, on her actual quest.
* StealthHiBye: Pulls this on Tarquin between two panels, even calling it the "Batman Exit".
* UnknownRival: He sees Tarquin as a vile and dangerous villain that his late wife would be proud to see him depose. Tarquin sees him as one more expendable gladiator and, in fact, doesn't even know who he is.
* WantedPoster: Thanks to Tarquin, he gets one when [[spoiler:framed for the murder of Ambassador Gourntonk]].


->''"'Nah, it's OK. We cultivate a variety of nutritious parasites on our bodies for just such an occasion."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Rogue \\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

Haley's uncle and Ian's brother-in-law. Geoff has been imprisoned in the Empire of Blood alongside Ian, and ultimately turns out to be the one responsible for ensuring that both of them remain in Tarquin's custody.
* AnArmAndALeg: He lost his right leg to the gladiator games, admitting he isn't as good at dodging as Ian. It is now replaced by a wooden pegleg.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:He is Bozzok's mole against Ian Starshine in the Empire of Blood's jails, warning their captors of any escape attempt.]]
* ThePigPen: Like Ian, having spent three years in the Empire's gaols, his hygiene is lacking. Though at least, the parasites he's now sporting help against starvation.


->'''Roy:''' You realize that if I could actually purchase a weapon, I would stab it with you now?\\
'''Jiminy:''' The irony is staggering, sir, yes.

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown \\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Geoff's son and Haley's cousin. Runs a polearm shop which seems to have problems keeping goods in stock.
* {{Expy}}: Jiminy is one for the cheese shop guy from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.

!Thundershield Family

For Durkon Thundershield, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]].

For Sigdi and Tenrin Thundershield, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickNorthernLands Northern Lands]].


->''"Tunn unn deh! Tunn unn deh!"''

->'''Race:''' Dwarf\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

The newborn child of Durkon and Hilgya.
* BabyTalk: Kudzu communicates in this, notably attempting to mimic his mother's frequent use of "TurnUndead".
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Kudzu's innocent, childish antics (notably, trying to grab his mother's helmet or watching with glee her scry spell) brings some visual humor to otherwise purely dialogue scenes.
* MeaningfulName: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu Kudzu]] is the name of an invasive plant that can smother other vegetation. Considering the dwarves' enmity with trees, this can be a choice on Hilgya's part of rejecting their ways. (Although it should be noted Kudzu is a plant that ''kills trees''.) Can also be a ShoutOut to the ''ComicStrip/{{Kudzu}}'' comic strip.

!Elan's Family

For Elan, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]].

For Nale, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheLinearGuild The Linear Guild]].

For Tarquin, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheEmpireOfBlood The Empire of Blood]].

[[folder:Elan's Mother]]
!!Elan's Mother

->''"--then Teri, you double back and refit the peanut bowls on all the tables where the number of guests is a prime number. Any questions?"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (probably Commoner)\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

Elan and Nale's ChaoticGood mother, a tavern waitress who reared him to be trustworthy and honest. She used to be married to Elan's father, before he had an entire tavern killed because someone pinched her rear.
* AdultFear: Losing one of your children to your ex-husband, especially [[spoiler:one who is blatantly LawfulEvil and raising them as such.]] Elan himself reflects this when he recalls seeing his mother cry over what he thought were "nails" only to later realize it actually referred to Nale.
* TheCameo: She has appeared in only two flashback panels in the entire comic, [[spoiler:aside from the LotusEaterMachine.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: The current page image. Also the main thing she passes onto to Nale.
* DatingCatwoman: She was married to an evil dictator despite being ChaoticGood. Deconstructed, as this was led to the divorce.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A very clear example. She is a sweet woman with a good heart and raises Elan to be the same way.
* NoNameGiven: To the point that in [[spoiler:the LotusEaterMachine]], the priest refers to her as "Elan's mother".
* PornStash: She keeps a collection of Julio Scoundrél pictures for her [[ADateWithRosiePalms alone time]]. Whether she knows he's her ex's nemesis isn't made clear.
* SatelliteCharacter: In contrast to her family, she doesn't have much of a role in the story besides being related to Elan, Nale and Tarquin. Even her Complexity Addiction serves just as an explanation where Nale got it from.

!Vaarsuvius's Family

For Vaarsuvius, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickTheOrderOfTheStick The Order of the Stick]].


->''"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."''

->'''Race:''' Elf\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (probably Commoner or Expert)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Vaarsuvius's mate, a baker. Ends up filing for divorce after the thing with the black dragon and V's neglectful behavior in general.
* AmbiguousGender: Has the same angular body shape as established male characters of the comic.
* {{Elfeminate}}: Like V, this makes determining Inkyrius' gender difficult.
* HappilyMarried: Inkyrius with Vaarsuvius at the start and how V knows a good bit about relationships. However, [[spoiler:V's somewhat neglectful treatment of them and their family caused some problems which came to light after the battle with the black dragon and V selling hir soul to the fiends. V is forced to realize it was all hir fault and concedes to the divorce to keep Inkyrius and their children safe. While it's unknown how Inkyrius currently feels about everything else, Vaarsuvius gazing longingly at a picture of Kyrie shows a great deal of regret and sadness on V's part.]]
* InSeriesNickname: V calls them Kyrie.
* MamaBear / PapaWolf: Is prepared to defend their children against [[spoiler:evil V]] with a stick.
* [[NonActionGuy Non-Action]] [[AmbiguousGender Person]]: A baker by trade.
* PointyEars: As is common per elves.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light green hair in this case.

[[folder:Vaarsuvius and Inkyrius's Children]]
!!Vaarsuvius and Inkyrius's Children

->''"I made a picture of Other Parent from glitter an macaroni. I would very much like to present it."''

->'''Race:''' Elf\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Two young elves that were adopted by Vaarsuvius and Inkyrius.
* AmbiguousGender: Like their parents, and even compounded by their young age, we have no clue of the gender of either.
* HappilyAdopted: They aren't the two elves' biological children, but they both clearly love their parents.
* NoNameGiven: Over their short time in-comic, they're not given any name, Inkyrius just calling one of them "Loved One" once.
* OlderThanTheyLook: They are both 26, but are still in kindergarten since elves mature very slowly.
* PointyEars: As is common per elves.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like most elves; one has dark green hair, and the other is a redhead.

!Elven lands

For Little Whiskers, see [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStickAnimalCompanions Animal Companions]]



->'''Race:''' Elf\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown\\
'''Class:''' Wizard\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Vaarsuvius's master in the magical arts, and also a friend to V's family. They sent off V on his life of adventuring in order so V can get some life experience.
* TheArchmage: Aarindarius is implied to be this. The mage is quite powerful considering that they are shown (in a hypothetical scenario) to be strong enough to ''one-shot'' an elder black dragon without much effort, [[spoiler:the same mother black dragon that V needed the Soul Splice to defeat.]]
* MentorArchetype: The one who taught Vaarsuvius arcane magic.

[[folder:Team Peregrine]]
!!Team Peregrine

[[caption-width-right:150:Left to right: the Lieutenant, the Commander, the Mage, the Cleric.]]

->''"Team Peregrine to Elven Command: covert insertion successful. Will penetrate Cloistered territory on foot and rendezvous with designee 'Thanh' to coordinate further insertions. Liberation: commencing."''

->'''Race:''' Elves\\
'''Gender:''' Varies\\
'''Class:''' Varies\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

A team of elves sent to help liberate Azure City from the hobgoblins.
%%* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]]
* AssholeVictim: They are walking justification for Redcloak's point of view towards PC races. They are all massacred horribly, the Commander and Second suffering the only use of ''Implosion'' in the comic.
* AttackAttackAttack: [[spoiler:The Commander attempts to assault Redcloak due to an attempted RoaringRampageOfRevenge for his fallen comrades, despite being completely outnumbered and outmatched. This ends quite poorly, as you might expect.]]
* CowboyCop: The commander, as demonstrated by the brutality he shows towards the captured hobgoblin prisoner.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:The aforementioned deaths of the Commander and Lieutenant. This might have been the case for the rest of the team as well.]]
* FantasticRacism: As far as the commander is concerned, the only good goblins are dead goblins.
* {{Flat Character}}s: Granted, they're supporting cast members and get less focus, but there are plenty of supporting cast characters with more focus than them. [[spoiler:It's a moot point since they're dead.]]
* KickTheDog: 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 [[ShootTheDog 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 [[LeaveNoWitnesses because they saw the elves escaping]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Considering his [[FantasticRacism attitude towards goblins]] and that his KickTheDog moment was his only real scene before his death, the murder of the Commander by Redcloak can easily be seen as this. The Giant admitted in the book commentary that he wrote the Commander specifically so Redcloak could use Implosion on someone that wouldn't be terribly missed.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Peregrine" is a somewhat archaic word for "foreign", and Team Peregrine are elves from the Western Continent fighting for the liberation of Azure City across the ocean. The name may also evoke the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_Falcon Peregrine falcon]], the fastest hunting bird on Earth, very fitting for a deadly strike force.
* MoralMyopia: 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 [[spoiler:by making the commander implode.]]
* NoNameGiven: None of them are given monickers beyond their rank in the team.
* OurElvesAreBetter: They are all elves. They are all awesome (when not being jerks, but again, elves).
* PointyEars: Again, elves.
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:The Commander when he returns to the Resistance HQ only to see half of his team slaughtered by Redcloak]].
* ShootTheDog: The Azurites are unwilling to kill hapless civilians in their fights. Team Peregrine is not.
* TotalPartyKill: [[spoiler:The wizard and cleric are killed off-panel by horned devils, and the Commander and Lieutenant are imploded by Redcloak.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: One of the Azure City Resistance members is quite disturbed by the commander's ruthlessness. [[CantArgueWithElves Another finds it awesome.]]
* WorfEffect: Built up as awesome fighters, only to be completely destroyed in order to demonstrate Redcloak's power.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or white hair, or pink hair...


->''"Hey, I'm just as good as those stuffy hierarchical frumps! They wouldn't have picked me to represent the combined Western and elven pantheons if I wasn't!"''

->'''Race:''' Elf\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Favored Soul\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably Good)

An elven priestess that Durkon and Roy met to ask to resurrect Durkon. Representative of the Western pantheon at the Godsmoot.
* CannotKeepASecret: She blurts out about their secret mission less than a minute after meeting Roy for the first time. As Wrecan puts it out:
-->'''Wrecan:''' That elf has never had a thought that she didn't immediately articulate.
* TheChosenOne: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. As a Favored Soul, she is granted an innate connection to her goddess; however, said goddess is "extremely minor" and her purpose at the Godsmoot is [[spoiler:only to relay the Western Pantheon's decision rather than to participate]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pokes the vamped Durkon, while saying she's never seen a vampire before, ignoring how dangerous he is. Then invites him and Roy in, saying they "seem nice." Also blurts out several times she's on a secret mission.
* ContestWinnerCameo:[[invoked]] From the Kickstarter. Lampshaded by LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
-->'''Veldrina:''' That's money I could have spent on a new brooch. Or maybe a nice ''cameo''.
* DitzyGenius: She's personable, articulate, and shows signs of great intelligence, but is so bereft of common sense as to [[AdmiringTheAbomination tickle a vampire's chin]].
* FluffyTamer: Has a pet tiger, [[FluffyTheTerrible Little Whiskers]].
* LiteralMinded: Another Cuckoolander trait. When Roy asks her to "just put a good word" for the Order with her fellow priests, she start searching what could be that word.
* MagiBabble: Indulges in it about Durkon's resurrection.
-->'''Veldrina:''' Would that even work with a Raise Dead spell? No, I think it would need to be Resurrection, due to the negative particle wave interference.
* MagicKnight: Her class is more combat-oriented than say, a Cleric.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Dumplings, apparently.
* UnskilledButStrong: How the Favored Soul class works when compared to clerics; they're to them what sorcerers are to wizards.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like many other elves she has an exotic hair color, lilac in her case.


->''"They can't end the world right now, my wife and kids are on the other side of it!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Crusader\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably Good)

Veldrina's bodyguard, and her minder. Familiar with Godsmoots from attending several as bodyguard for the Church of Marduk.
* BodyguardingABadass: Veldrina is a high-level MagicKnight caster. Justified in that he has to guard her while she "trances", and more importantly, Veldrina not being endowed with a lot of (or even a little) common sense, someone has to be the straight man.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Acts as this to Veldrina. His job may well be more this than actual bodyguarding.
* GenreSavvy: Says Durkon might stab them in the back later, then ask for forgiveness, due to having to hear that sort of thing from his teenage daughters (they apparently read a lot of vampire novels). As such, he's far more willing than Roy to listen to Belkar's concerns about Durkon.
* GoodWithNumbers: Mentions he likes to count things.
* IHaveThisFriend: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0989.html "Does that trick works on elves? Asking for a friend."]]
%%* InMemoriam: Word of the Giant is that's he's based off a member of the forums who passed away. This is trivia and noted in the trivia tab.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: His final conversation with Roy is more or less openly about [[{{Tuckerization}} the real Wrecan, a prolific member of the forum who died of heart failure]]. He spends one panel looking directly at the audience.
-->'''Roy:''' I'm... I wish there had been more time. To get to know you better.\\
'''Wrecan:''' There's ''never'' enough time. Every day, one after another, until we wake up and it turns out that's the day our world ends. You have to do what you can, when you can -- because who knows if tomorrow is even happening, you know?
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: He's a bodyguard, so he carries a shield.
* MrExposition: He's quite informed about the Godsmoot and its rules, having attended a few already as bodyguard, and imparts this knowledge to Roy and the rest of the Order (and thus, the readers). [[spoiler:Later he tells Roy about legacy weapons.]]
-->'''Belkar:''' Thanks, Sacred Knight of the Expository Aside.
* SarcasticDevotee: Sure, he's a loyal bodyguard for Veldrina, but that doesn't stop him from snarking at her at every opportunity.
-->'''Wrecan:''' Not as fascinating as your uncanny ability to find the straightest line between your nose and something dangerous. '''''Back up.'''''
* StraightMan: To Veldrina. He makes her idiosyncrasies funnier by reacting to them.
* WeNeedADistraction: He uses CallingYourAttack to distract an enemy he cannot directly attack, so Roy has enough time to heal up.

!Weary Travelers Inn and Tavern

[[folder:"Kaboom" Redaxe]]
!!"Kaboom" Redaxe

->''"Tha's how a '''dwarf''' picks a lock thar!"''

->'''Race:''' Dwarf\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Assassin)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

One of two assassins who attempt to kill the King of Nowhere at the Weary Travelers Inn and Tavern.
* AllThereInTheScript: Redaxe's name is given in the Adventure Game, but not in the comic itself.
* TheBusCameBack: He and his partner reappear for a brief cameo after Azure city is captured.
* ExtremeLibido: Although he believes that his assassination attempt has failed and the King of Nowhere could send high-level mercenaries or soldiers after him at any minute, he nonetheless prioritizes having sex with hookers over escaping the inn.
* KarmaHoudini: He never suffers any major consequences for attacking Roy and providing the explosives which ultimately blow up the Inn.
* KavorkaMan: Claims to have seduced several Vestal Virgins, even though onscreen his only seduction method is to assume women he meets are hookers and tell them to come to his room.
* MadBomber: Redaxe comes off like this. He loves blowing things up, and his method of "picking a lock" is to blast it into pieces with his arquebuse.
* NobleDemon: Tries to limit civilian casualties, and asks that Roy (who he thinks is the King of Nowhere) do the same by sending away his servants so they aren't caught up in the fight.
* OnlySaneMan: Comes off as this in comparison to his partner, who among other things became a shadowdancer without noticing that the ''Order of the Stick'' world has no shadows in it.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Redaxe makes several misogynistic remarks, and seems incapable of understanding that the various women he encounters in the Inn are not all prostitutes.
* ProfessionalKiller: Paid to assassinate the King of Nowhere.
* WreckedWeapon: His arquebuse is sundered during his fight with Vaarsuvius and Haley.

[[folder:The Shadowdancer]]
!!The Shadowdancer

->''"You know, I've been a member of this prestige class for years, and I've never noticed that before."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Shadowdancer\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Redaxe's partner.
* CastingAShadow: This is how his powers are supposed to work, but the lack of shadows in the world of the comic prevents him from using them. (Although he finally finds a shadow at the end of the inn arc and uses it to teleport himself and Redaxe to safety).
* DidntThinkThisThrough: He took a PrestigeClass which allows him to utilize shadows... but he's in a world that has no shadows, since it's drawn with stick figures.
* NobleDemon: Like his partner, he doesn't want to kill anyone except for his target.
* ProfessionalKiller: Paid to assassinate the King of Nowhere.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: He uses shurikens in combat.

[[folder:The King of Nowhere]]
!!The King of Nowhere

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

A king who looks very much like Roy.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Just like Roy, who is mistaken for him.
* MistakenIdentity: Roy is mistaken for him, which ultimately results in two assassins accidentally attacking Roy instead of him.
* WhosOnFirst: His country's name is used in one of these sequences, which ultimately culminates in Roy being mistaken for him (since Roy said he was "the king of nowhere", meaning not a king, and the hotel staff thought he said he was the King of the country called Nowhere.)

[[folder:The King of Somewhere]]
!!The King of Somewhere


->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

A king staying at the Weary Travelers Inn and Tavern.
* KarmicJackpot: The Order saves his life, so he agrees to cover their bill at the inn.
* WhosOnFirst: As with the King of Nowhere, he's used in one of these sequences.

!Bandit camp


->''"Death? Destruction? Meaningless carnage? Sounds like my kind of party!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Sorcerer\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably Evil)

The leader of a group of bandits in the Wooden Forest, she won the position from her father, and has turned the bandits into a vehicle for satisfying her urges.
* BadBoss: A bit of chatter between two bandits establishes that when a bandit named Jim protested against the changes she was making, she responded [[NoodleIncident by cutting off something that doesn't grow back]]. She's also willing to risk the lives of her followers just so they can abduct handsome men for her.
* BanditClan: She's the leader of such a group.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: With the bonus of having magical powers which she can use to get her way.
* CardCarryingVillain: She embraces violence, destruction, and mayhem without any shame or pretenses. Just look at her character quote.
* ChallengingTheChief: She takes over leadership of the bandits by defeating her father in single combat.
* ColorMotif: Her magical aura and all of her clothes are purple.
* EvilIsPetty: Samantha has a powerful and experienced melee fighter in her dad, magic powers, and a small army of bandits... and uses it all just to satisfy lazy whims and desires, including having the group kidnap attractive men for her.
* EvilSorcerer: Magic powers, bad attitude, and even her father thinks she's "rotten to the core."
* HalfTheWomanSheUsedToBe: Miko cuts her in half when Samantha attempts to use her spells on Miko.
* MuggingTheMonster: Her attempt to compel Miko magically to serve her doesn't exactly work out well for her at all.
* TheStarscream: Prior to the events of the series, she usurps control of the bandits from her father.
* UngratefulBastard: Upon being freed by a stranger, Samantha's immediately attempts to enslave her rescuer magically.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Averted. Author Rich Burlew was less than pleased by fans asking this question and speculating about whether she and her father would later play a role in the comic, so he wrote a [[KilledOffForReal definitive end]] to their story.

[[folder:Samantha's father]]
!!Samantha's father

->''"I will not see my noble band of brigands turned into some kind of cheap dating service."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (though probably includes at least one level of Ranger)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

The former leader of a group of bandits in Wooden Forest who is serving as the NumberTwo when the Order encounters the clan.
* AvengingTheVillain: When Miko kills Samantha, he immediately attempts to avenge her. The difference in power makes it a CurbStompBattle that does not end in his favor.
* BanditClan: He is the former leader of one.
* ChallengingTheChief: He publicly declares that anyone who can beat him in single combat may take over leadership of the bandits. He comes to regret this when Samantha uses her magic to defeat him. He takes advantage of the trope, however, by waiting until Samantha has used up her high-level spells in battle and is low on HP before he challenges her.
* DualWielding: He prefers to use a pair of swords.
* NoNameGiven: His proper name never appears in the comic, so he is simply referred to here as Samantha's dad.
* NumberTwo: He currently serves as this to Samantha, but disagrees with her and tries to take back leadership of the clan from her.
* KarmicThief: States that he originally set up the bandit clan to rob only rich and/or deserving targets.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He is much more reasonable and approachable than his daughter. Both Haley and Miko initially have success by trying to reason with him, only for their efforts to be undone by Samantha herself.
* RuggedScar: His most prominent feature is a large scar that adds extra evidence to his toughness.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Averted. Author Rich Burlew was less than pleased by fans asking this question and speculating about whether he and Samantha would later play a role in the comic, so he wrote a [[KilledOffForReal definitive end]] to their story.

!Black Dragon family

[[folder:Black Dragon teenager]]
!!Black Dragon teenager

->''"You've robbed me of a meal, puny though it may have been."''

->'''Race:''' Black Dragon\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil

A teenage black dragon living in a cave containing the starmetal that Roy wants to use to reforge his sword.

* {{Irony}}: His mother taught him to speak lizard in order to improve his life; this ultimately got him killed when he was able to understand the polymorphed Vaarsuvius and thus could be mind-controlled by him/her.
* ToServeMan: His response to sapient trespassers is to try eating them.

[[folder:Black Dragon mother]]
!!Black Dragon mother

->''"Say 'Disintegrate' one more time, Vaarsuvius. For me."''

->'''Race:''' Black Dragon\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil

An ancient black dragon that is the mother of a teenage black dragon that Vaarsuvius killed. She seeks revenge upon Vaarsuvius for the death of her son.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Tries desperately to surrender just before Vaarsuvius casts Familicide, even though by this point she's just a reanimated head and the fighting is conclusively over.
* AntiMagic: Claims to be no slouch at spellcasting herself, but intentionally uses the spell Antimagic Field to remove V's ability to defend themself.
-->'''Black Dragon:''' What would happen if we turned the magic off? ...Fascinating. It appears that you cease to be a mighty wizard and become a fragile, pointy-eared monkey. While I? I am still a dragon.
* BreathWeapon: As a black dragon, her breath weapon is a stream of acid, which Vaarsuvius barely avoids. Even mere droplets of spit from her are shown sizzling on the ground.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She was very close to her son, so naturally she didn't take his death well. And in turn she was very close to his father, before he was killed by adventurers and had his scales turned into a suit of armor for the party leader's use.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Attempts to deal one to V rather than just kill them, and gets hit with one in turn.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She's very polite towards Vaarsuvius as she attacks them, complimenting the use of Forcecage. But then she grapples V and [[EvilGloating gloats]] about how she'll first torture and then brutally murder Vaarsuvius's own children, then bind their souls to her for eternity, plus maybe skin the spouse alive and make a nice hat, for completion's sake.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She could have settled for simply killing V to avenge her son's death, which s/he was ready and willing to accept, but she had to make it personal (and [[EvilIsPetty petty]] too) by threatening his/her family instead. Cue V making a DealWithTheDevil (and the Daemon and Demon as well) for the power necessary to save his/her family and issuing her a CurbStompBattle.
* MamaBear: Her attack is solely to avenge her son and make Vaarsuvius pay by taking the lives of Vaarsuvius's children.
* WouldHurtAChild: She plans on eating V's children alive, slowly and feet-first. And then bind their souls to prevent any resurrection. She considers this a fair trade, to make Vaarsuvius pay for killing her son. When V finally catches up to her at their cottage, she has already broken their legs.
* YouMonster: After being animated as a disembodied head, so Vaarsuvius can use Familicide on her entire line so no-one else will come their family, this is her response to Vaarsuvius who coldly replies "We're all somewhere in the Monster Manual aren't we?" before finishing her off for good.


[[folder:Fyron Pucebuckle]]
!!Fyron Pucebuckle

->''"Ah, well, a sorcerer is sort of like an idiot savant. Not very smart, but strangely adept at magic."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Mage (illusionist)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Eugene Greenhilt's mentor. Fyron's murder by Xykon results in Eugene swearing a Blood Oath to track him down, which in turn directly leads to Roy forming the Order and setting out to stop Xykon once and for all.
* CompensatingForSomething: His opinion of sorcerers in general, to Xykon's annoyance.
* CoolTeacher: Eugene remembers him as a thoughtful teacher who encouraged curiosity and whose door was always open to him. If he didn't know the answer to a question off the top of his head, he and Eugene would figure it out through experiments rather than just look it up.
* ParentalSubstitute: Eugene outright says Fyron was more of a dad to him than his own father.
* PosthumousCharacter: Dead before the story begins.
* SquishyWizard: While superior to human Xykon at spellcasting, he ultimately dies when Xykon bludgeons him to death with a Wizzy Award.
* UnequalRites: Openly contemptuous of Xykon once he learns his opponent is not a mage, but is instead a sorcerer.


->''"The mayor is so anxious for us to close this case, you'd think he put max ranks into Ride (My Ass) skill!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Warrior\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

The Chief of Police in Cliffport, who finds himself in over his head when the Linear Guild begins slaughtering the populace.
* DaChief: His archetype.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Other than the rookie, this is his general opinion on the other officers he's working with.
-->'''Officer #1:''' I think the killer might be trying to tell us something.\\
'''Officer #2:''' Yeah, but what?\\
'''Chief:''' I think the secret message is, "I need to toughen my hiring standards."

[[folder: Rookie]]

->''"That's the killer, men! Take him down, no mercy!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

A junior police officer working on the Linear Guild murder investigation.
* FieldPromotion: Takes over after the chief is killed.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: To the Cliffport Chief of Police. While he initially seems like a typical newbie officer, he is one of the few officers serving under him who is competent in his work, deciphering Nale's series of crimes and figuring out that they [[ComplexityAddiction form several arrows pointing to the Cliffport city park]]. As such, when the Chief is decapitated by Nale, the Rookie informally takes charge of the [=CPPD=].
* TookALevelInBadass: Went from throwing up at the sight of a crime scene to taking charge as the de facto leader of the [=CPPD=] forces arresting the Linear Guild.

!Orc island

[[folder:Chieftain Grukgruk]]
!!Chieftain Grukgruk


->''"orcs worship giggles now."''

->'''Race:''' Orc\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

The chieftain of a tribe of orcs the Azurite scouts encounter during their quest to find a new home.
* AllLowercaseLetters: Speaks in these.
* ChasedByAngryNatives: He leads his tribe into a chase with the Order of the Stick and the Azurites.
* ParodyReligion: He and his tribe begin worshipping Elan's hand puppet Banjo. As mentioned in the quote, they switch from Banjo to worshipping Giggles, Clown God of Slapstick (and another of Elan's puppet.)
* PunchClockVillain: Works for Qarr to capture and kill the Azurite scouts, but doesn't oppose them outside of his contract and even forms an alliance with them once Qarr flees.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Like the other orcs, he refers to himself by his name instead of the pronoun 'I.'

[[folder:Shaman Vurkle]]
!!Shaman Vurkle


->''"shaman vurkle never get to sacrifice anything nice."''

->'''Race:''' Orc\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

The shaman of Grukgruk's tribe.
* AllLowercaseLetters: Like Grukgruk, he speaks in these.
* BlindObedience: Vurkle mentions that he's happy to have a new god because it was difficult to think for himself, so he'd rather a divine figure do it.
* HumanSacrifice: Attempts to sacrifice Lien to Banjo, the tribe's new puppet god.
* NiceHat: Has a big, purple, cone-shaped one. It's implied he changes it to a red one to reflect the change to worshipping Giggles.
* ParodyReligion: He leads the tribe in worshipping Elan's hand puppet Banjo and later in worshipping Giggles.
* VirginSacrifice: Averted. Vurkle says Banjo prefers a woman with experience, as opposed to a virgin.

!Crew of the ''Mechane''

[[folder:The ''Mechane'']]
!!The ''Mechane''


Yes, the ship herself. Despite only having a handful of appearances, she's already made a profound impact on the plot.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Julio Scoundrél definitely knows his great and appropriately self-referential names.
* BoardingParty: Her crew fends off a boarding attempt by a swarm of [[PettingZooPeople Horusfolk]], inhabiting an AncientEgypt-themed setting, during Julio's salad days.
* CoolAirship: She [[{{Expy}} looks exactly like]] the ''Blackjack'' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
* DeathFromAbove: The ''Mechane'' is heavily armed, carrying ballistae and a store of firebomb grenades.
* DeusExMachina: Invoked by her name.
* DressedToPlunder: Every single crew member.
%%* GenreSavvy: The whole damn crew, thanks to Julio's influence.
* GlobalAirship: She fulfills this role, first for Elan in Book 3, then [[spoiler:for the whole Order of the Stick at the end of Book 5]].
* HeroicNeutral: You wouldn't expect the ''ship hersself'' to have an alignment, but alas. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1051.html According to Julio]] (as relayed by the crew), the ''Mechane''[='=]s nick-of-time arrival requires a good-faith effort at heroism -- which means it can't be exploited to run away from a fight.
* JustInTime: She only arrives anywhere in the nick of time. Much like on the ''Discworld'', however, you can't "cheat" and exploit this -- you have to actually make the effort.
* {{Magitek}}: {{Downplayed|Trope}} by the ''Mechane'' herself. Her hull is enchanted for greater strength and lightness, and the helium for her balloon is summoned from the Elemental Plane of Air, but she otherwise operates according to mundane physical mechanics of lighter-than-air buoyancy and airfoil thrust.
* SchizoTech: The ''Mechane'' is revealed to have electronic components in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0949.html #949]], and yet she's still armed with nothing more sophisticated than ballistae.
* TheSkyIsAnOcean: Indeed, she appears to be a rather standard seagoing vessel with a giant balloon and an engine instead of sails. Bandana is unsure how seaworthy she could be when forced to do a water landing, so the trope is downplayed.
* {{Sky Pirate}}s: Those exact words are used. Julio is the captain of an airship and her sky pirate crew.
* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: She flies faster the more is at stake, but is explicitly [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0937.html stated]] to only ever reach a destination in the nick of time. [[spoiler:[[MundaneMadeAwesome Even for dentist appointments.]]]]
* {{Troperiffic}}: The ''Mechane'' and her crew clearly delight in their tropes. No surprise considering their captain.
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Evokes the time period, though instead of cannons, they use ballistae and firebombs.

[[folder:Julio Scoundrél]]
!!Julio Scoundrél

->''"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:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Dashing Swordsman\\
'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

A swashbuckling adventurer who takes Elan briefly under his wing. Captain and owner of the ''Mechane''.
* BadassLongcoat: His iconic look. He has a full collection of them.
* BadassMustache: A "[[Franchise/{{Zorro}} Diego de la Vega]]"-style mustache, part of the DashingHispanic package.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:He appears to join the fight against Tarquin just when the Order looks completely defeated.]]
* TheBusCameBack: Or in his case, the Airship Came Back -- [[spoiler:[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0930.html in a dramatic unveiling of Elan's plan to turn the tables on his father.]]]]
* CaptainMorganPose: In the panel describing his fame, he proudly takes this pose.
* TheCasanova: He has a son and/or daughter in every port of the continent.
* CelebrityEndorsement: He advertises a brand of healing potion à la Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld.
* ChickMagnet: Among certainly many others, both Laurin and Elan's mom had crushes on him.
* DareToBeBadass: [[spoiler: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."]]
* DashingHispanic: His first name, prestige class and mustache all allude to this trope.
* ADayInTheLimelight: He has a short story all for himself in ''Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails'', aiding a DamselInDistress recover a priceless jewel. On an interesting side-note, he rescued said damsel from [[spoiler:Tarquin.]]
* DefiedTrope: He attempts to defy the standard mentor death by staying far away from Elan. [[spoiler: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''.]]
* DisappearedDad: Julio makes an offhand remark about having a son and/or daughter in every port on the continent, and one of the side-stories has him reminding people that he's got a separate PO box for legal issues for things like suing him for child support.
* FamedInStory: 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 Elan, the former offhandedly mentions that he's found a way to counter such [[YouFightLikeACow pun-fighting techniques.]] Guess who shows up near the tail-end of the Empire of Blood arc?
* GenreSavvy: UpToEleven (being ''even more savvy than Tarquin at his best''). He is well aware of the values of {{training montage}}s, of iconic heroic images (longcoat, mustache, etc.), and especially of the fate that awaits the MentorArchetype.
* GentlemanThief: Combines this with TheCasanova to great effect, as his character quote attests.
* AGirlInEveryPort: Has a long-running fan club of "Julioteers" and "a son and/or daughter in every port on the continent", so he [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0392.html settles]] for gifting prized possessions to his protégé Elan rather than sort out which one is entitled to them.
* GoodCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Tarquin.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Elan:''' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0930.html I thought what we needed to balance]] an '''evil''' father figure -- was a '''good''' father figure!]]
* GoodHurtsEvil: Or Chaos Hurts Lawfulness in the present case; Julio carries a Chaos Sabre, which [[spoiler:gives Tarquin a painful wound.]]
* HamToHamCombat: Part of the Dashing Swordsman class -- he teaches the rudiments to Elan.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: 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.
* ImprovisedTraining: He set up a fake training montage for Elan, complete with backgrounds to indicate a time lapse.
-->'''Julio:''' Elan, ''never'' underestimate the value of a good training montage. It could save your life one day. Although I suppose I should get around to actually ''teaching'' you some of this...
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: The fact that he isn't perpetually seen in this state is because of Felix's tireless efforts.
* InformedAttractiveness: 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.
* InSeriesNickname: The "Julioteers" for Julio's female fans.
* IShallTauntYou: To [[spoiler:Tarquin]], his old nemesis.
-->'''Julio:''' I think that's half your problem, T -- you always think everything that happens is about '''you'''!
* JustInTime: The only way he arrives for anything ([[MundaneMadeAwesome including dentist appointments]]).
* LoveableRogue: The poster boy for the loveable rogue in the ''[=OotS=]'' universe. Literally -- he has a poster.
* MagicCarpet: He owns a blue one, and even uses it in fights for mobility. [[spoiler:He apparently stole it from Tarquin, who gouges it in half in their latest encounter.]]
* MagicWand: Always carries a wand of ''Sending'' in his coat pocket.
* MasterSwordsman: One of the top 100 swordsmen of the century.
* {{Mentor|s}}: For Elan -- only during a few days, but this has considerable influence on Elan's CharacterDevelopment.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He's GenreSavvy enough to try to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0392.html avoid this]]. [[spoiler:Though he can still be convinced to help out, as shown in episode #930. True to form, he defies it spectacularly in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0933.html #933]].]]
-->'''Julio:''' 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 [[PietaPlagiarism 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.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His self-induced absence from the ''Mechane'' is probably the single greatest factor that allows [[spoiler:Andi to become TheStarscream and perpetrate TheMutiny against Bandana, who Julio had appointed as captain in his absence]].
* PassingTheTorch: Julio decides to hit the road and visit the Outer Planes, but not before giving his Chaos Sabre and control of the ''Mechane'' to Elan for the last leg of the Order's journey. This is [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously done]] since the letter that he left to Elan has him doing the voice-over ... with him standing right beside Elan.
-->'''Elan:''' Oh man! [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye I can't believe he left without saying goodbye]]! There's so much I wanted to tell him!\\
'''Haley:''' Well, you could just turn around. He's standing right behind you doing the voice-over through a can.\\
'''Elan:''' [[ContractualGenreBlindness Farewell, brave captain! I know not when we shall see your like again!]]\\
'''Julio:''' "PS: Actually, maybe I better hit the head before I go."
* PrestigeClass: Dashing Swordman. It compensates his average Strength and Dexterity scores by making Charisma his primary fighting attribute. It also gives special abilities that make him function like a movie-style action hero (such as jumping through windows without worrying about the broken glass bit). He ends up mentoring Elan in gaining a level in this class.
%%* PutOnABus: Deliberately, see above.
* ReallyGetsAround: Julio has a lot of success with the ladies. [[DisappearedDad Using the protection that goes with it on the other hand]]...
* RoyalRapier: The weapon of choice of the Dashing Swordman. [[spoiler:On his return in Book 5, he switched to a Chaos Sabre, which is close enough.]]
* RuleOfDrama: A lot of the things he does are because they will make for a better story. When Elan finds out that [[spoiler:Julio could have given Elan a ''Sending'' wand to warn Haley that Nale was impersonating him]] but didn't because it would make for a better story (which is incidentally also why he didn't mention Elan's uncanny resemblance to one of his "B-List villains"), he has mixed feelings about it. After meeting a villain who also follows the rule of drama, Elan thinks that good stories aren't worth hurting people over.
* SilverFox: 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.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Although he sticks to the BadassLongcoat look and V-neck shirt, he has lots of costumes, changing twice during Elan's 20-minute-long TrainingMontage. [[spoiler:He does it on his return too, having changed clothes between receiving the Sending and confronting Tarquin, and again afterward.]]
-->'''Julio:''' Now if you'll excuse me, I'm in desperate need of a wardrobe change.
* WeMeetAgain: [[spoiler:"General Tarquin, we meet again!"]]
* AYearAndADay: 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.

[[folder:Beatrix "Bandana" Secundus]]
!!Beatrix "Bandana" Secundus

->''"You kiddin'? I've been workin' toward bein' captain my whole life!!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Rogue\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown

Pilot and acting captain of Julio Scoundrél's CoolAirship ''Mechane''.
* AcePilot: Looks that way. She succeeded her father on this post. Her efforts in pitching and rolling the ship [[spoiler:contribute in keeping Tarquin from climbing back onboard]].
* ActionGirl: Handy with a shortsword, an excellent pilot, and almost as GenreSavvy as Julio himself. There's a reason she's his second-in-command.
* ButNotTooBlack: Her mother is a fair-skinned blonde, and her father is black. As a result, Bandana is lightly dark-skinned and brown-haired.
* TheCaptain: Effectively, since Julio's departure from the ''Mechane''.
* CoolBigSis: Haley attempts to be this to Bandana when she gets in charge, since Haley knows that leadership roles and Rogues don't usually mix well (especially with her own prior experience). However, Bandana has been working her whole life to being a Captain and is handling the position of leadership better than Haley expected (and better than Haley's performance as a leader). Bandana is still appreciative of the consideration, though.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Especially towards Andi.
* DeathGlare: After reclaiming the ship from Andi, Bandana initially tries to act like nothing happened and gives Andi an order. Andi, surprised, responds with "Uh, sure." She is ''then'' on the receiving end of a coldly furious stare, which naturally leads to:
-->'''Andi:''' ... ''[Meekly]'' Yes, captain.
* {{Determinator}}: Knew from the time she was a girl that she wanted to command her own ship, despite her father being an enlisted member of Julio's crew. She views captaining the ''Mechane'' as merely a jumping off point to getting her own ship.
* AFatherToHisMen: In this case, A Mother to Her Men -- after Julio's departure, when she takes over as acting Captain, it's clear she cares a lot about the crew.
-->'''Haley:''' ''[after shooting the ''Mechane''[='s=] control console with frost arrows]'' ...I didn't just make that worse, did I?\\
'''Bandana:''' Worry 'bout it when all my people are safe.
* {{Foil}}: To Haley herself. Haley offers to help Bandana get acclimated to command, based on her experience as a leader in the Azure City Resistance. Turns out, however, that Bandana's been planning for command her whole life, and doesn't suffer the usual Rogue hangups about being in a position of authority. Nonetheless, she's grateful for Haley's offer.
* GenerationXerox: Followed in the footsteps of her father, Fidel Secundus, Julio's previous AcePilot and NumberTwo.
* GenreSavvy: To be expected from Julio's second-in-command. She immediately realizes that, despite it being her ship, the Order, and more specifically Elan, have the current say when escaping Tarquin.
* JurisdictionFriction: Sensibly avoided when the Order boards the ''Mechane''. Roy usually defers to her since she's Captain.
* MeaningfulName: Beatrix comes from the Latin word for "traveler", while "Secundus" is (literally speaking) Latin for "second", but can also mean "trusted right-hand man" (both fit, since she's the second in her family, after her father, to work under Julio and, as her father was, his trusted first mate -- turned acting captain). [[CaptainObvious Also, she wears a bandana.]] Her father's name, Fidel Secundus, literally means "faithful second".
* NervesOfSteel: Keeps her cool (and remains an effective officer) under pressure, barely flinching when both the ''Mechane''[='s=] engines fail and things start exploding. When she and Haley are attacked by [[spoiler:a reanimated Crystal]], she immediately counters with what she gauges to be the most effective weapon, while [[CasualDangerDialog chatting with Haley]].
* NeutralNoLonger: Tells the crew that they can't just stay their ChaoticNeutral way of pirating anymore with the world on the balance, even if she doesn't understand it well herself. She then tells them they need to suck it up and do something about it rather than just relying on the heroes to do so.
* NumberTwo: To Julio.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Bandana" is a nickname she came up with as a child. Her parents are [[MeaningfulName Fidel Secundus]] (from ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails'') and Lakaita Secundus, so she likely shares their surname.
* PirateGirl: Considering the {{Troperiffic}} nature of the ''Mechane'' and her crew (Bandana included), she's a very mild example. She's been dreaming of becoming a sky-pirates captain since age eight, however.
* RememberTheNewGuy: 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 [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0933.html page #933]].
* SelfMadeWoman. She grew up on the ''Mechane'', watching her parents be ordered around by Julio and his officers, and resolved that she'd give the orders one day. Now she can, as acting captain and she plans to get her own ship, in good time.
* StraightGay: She mentions an ex-girlfriend when loaning Haley some of said ex's armor. [[WordOfGod Word of the Giant]] confirms that she is gay rather than bisexual.
* ToughLove: Shown when she was tied up and had to reassure the crew. While lampshaded how it wasn't really comforting, she says that it's because of the serious matter at hand. She brings up they can be NeutralNoLonger and become more involved in the world affairs. However, it's clear that she does this because she cares for the crew. She does imply that she can be traditionally comforting, but only to her girlfriend.


->''"Captain, that lightning hit us square! Both main propellers are stalled and we're losing--"'' [[[ExplosiveInstrumentation console explodes in his face]]]

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

The ''Mechane'''s electrical engineer and helmsman.
* AcePilot: Once Bandana ascends to acting captain, he takes over as chief helmsman, though he doesn't hesitate to surrender the helm to Bandana herself or to junior crew members when the situation calls for it.
* DreadlockRasta: His hairstyle, making him easy to visually identify among the crew.
* TheEngineer: Apparently supervises the ''Mechane'''s engines and electronic components, making him this.
* ExplosiveInstrumentation: In a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', his command console explodes in his face after the ''Mechane'' is hit by lightning.
* TheFashionista: He was Julio Scoundrél's personal sartorial adviser, and when picking winter gear for the Order he takes care in choosing the right sizes and color schemes. Of course, being part of a pirate crew certainly makes him an ActionFashionista too. Apparently, Julio's taste in clothing was so bad, the fact that Felix managed to become a competent pilot between fixing Julio's frequent assaults on good taste in clothing is a testament to his work ethic.
* NumberTwo: To Bandana after she becomes acting captain.
* SeriousBusiness: Fashion is this for him. He can't let his captain go on an adventure while dressed in tacky clothes. Even when the ''Mechane'' is under attack from boulder-chucking giants and just a few impacts from falling out of the sky, Felix's reaction is bafflement at the giants' lack of sartorial creativity.
-->'''Felix:''' Would it kill them to break up all that blue and grey with a few gold accents to pull their ensembles together? ''[crew glares at him]'' What? You think a splash of fuschia would pop better?
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0951.html Is initially unhappy about working with Elan to effect repairs]], [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0949.html due to Elan's, shall we say, unorthodox medical procedure]], but they're seen getting along once they've started.
* TranquilFury: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1064.html This]] is not him being bullied into submission. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1079.html Proof.]]

!!Andromeda (Andi)

->''"Everybody, stay back! You know the captain's orders: No interfering with third-act duels!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

Chief engineer of the ''Mechane''.
* BerserkButton: Damage the ship after she's fixed it. {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that, when Belkar explained that he wanted to make stakes [[spoiler:to use against Vampire Durkon]], she offers him scrap wood to use.
* CaptainObvious: This little moment:
-->'''Mateo:''' '''''ANDI!!!''''' Which way do I go around this mountain?!?\\
'''Andi:''' What? Uh, which way has more room to --\\
'''Mateo:''' [[AskAStupidQuestion Andi, if I could tell, I wouldn't be asking!]]\\
'''Andi:''' But... I don't know that we can fit through ''either'' side!\\
'''Mateo:''' '''''Yes I know that is the nature of the dilemma thank you!'''''
* CommanderContrarian: Her irrational dislike of Bandana gets to the point that she declares any point Bandana makes must ''automatically'' be wrong, [[InsaneTrollLogic because it's Bandana's]].
* DudeWheresMyReward: Considers herself to have more of a "claim" to the captaincy of the ''Mechane'' than Bandana does, on the grounds of having substantially longer service aboard the ship.
* TheEngineer: The Mechane's chief engineer, with fifteen years of experience patching it up.
* GadgeteerGenius: Cannibalizes the ''Mechane'''s starboard engine to repair her port engine, getting her to half speed where she had been dead in the air and losing altitude.
* GenreSavvy: She's the one to remind the crew about Julio's orders concerning [=PCs'=] duels. And like Belkar, she thinks it's a bad idea to have [[spoiler:Vampire Durkon]] walking around. [[spoiler:And she's right.]]
* HumblePie: The swift reversal of her mutiny has resulted in an equally swift decline in snide criticisms of Bandana's leadership and a marked increase of meek uses of the phrase "Yes, captain."
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** She's very insistent on the captain listening to others' opinions, as long as she's one of those people offering opinions [[spoiler:rather than the captain herself]]. After [[spoiler:knocking out Bandana and taking over, she cuts Bandana off by snidely remarking that Bandana's changed her mind about "the captain" listening to others]], then she proceeds to ignore Kweisi and Mateo's warnings about the ship having lost altitude.
** Her claim that she's entitled to be captain because she's older than Bandana is countered when Carol points out that ''she's'' even older than both of them, and therefore logically has even more right to be captain. Andi immediately claims that it doesn't count because Carol is a half-elf.
** She indignantly whines that Bandana constantly criticizing her attempts at leadership from the sidelines instead of doing something more constructive isn't helping matters. Of course, not only has criticising Bandana's leadership from the sidelines been her major contribution since Bandana took over, she is also the ''reason'' Bandana can only criticise instead of doing something more constructive.
--->'''Bandana:''' Guess we'll put ''self-awareness'' on the list of stuff we're running short on, right after ''lift gas'' and ''options''. And ''licks of common sense''.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her grudge against Bandana spurs her mutiny against the younger woman (due to Bandana being a handful for her back when Bandana was eight and she babysat her at fifteen), feeling she automatically knows better than Bandana in any and all situations, and that things would go much better if Bandana listened to her.
* JustAKid: The entire crux of her hatred for Bandana. She refuses to see her as anything but the child she had to babysit years ago.
* KarmaHoudini: {{Subverted}}. After her mutiny fails, Bandana makes it clear she won't tolerate any more shenanigans from her and, drawing inspiration from Felix, she decides her share of the pay will be split among the rest of the crew instead.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When Andi sees that Bandana convinced the rest of the crew to untie her while Andi was distracted fixing an engine problem, she immediately puts up her arms in surrender.
* LeaderWannabe: While she often claims to be more fitting to run the ship, she quickly turns out to be very incompetent when compared to Bandana. Not only does she ''not'' even have seniority (there's a half-elf crew member), she proves to be indecisive, lacking the ability to command, and being more concerned with tying up Bandana than the approaching mountains. When Bandana points out that her gripe is rooted in being the former's old babysitter than any decision Bandana made presently, Andy's rebuttal is simply childish. Shortly afterwards, she shows herself to be completely willing to ignore the expertise of the crew ([[{{Hypocrite}} which she herself claimed Bandana was doing]]), which results in [[spoiler:Roy losing the Greenhilt family sword and possibly some more damage to the ship.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She looks genuinely horrified after [[spoiler:whacking Bandana with a wrench in a moment of fury.]]
* NoBadassToHisValet: DeconstructedTrope -- most of the crew recognize Bandana as a capable captain chosen by Julio to help the Order of the Stick complete their mission. Andi, however, still views her as the kid who gave her trouble during her studies back when she babysat her. The deconstruction starts when we see the RealityEnsues win regards to what can and likely happens when one maintains this view. This attitude makes Andi reluctant to follow Bandana and gripe about how ''she'' should be in charge. [[spoiler:Eventually, she knocks Bandana out in a mutiny... before proceeding to make things worse and proving herself to be an incapable captain. While she fixes the engines, Bandana regains control and proceeds to fix the issues quickly.]]
* OhCrap: After [[spoiler:her mutiny, Mateo asks her where to go since she pretty much sent them to a dead end.]]
* PeekABangs: This hairstyle makes her easily recognizable amongst the crew.
* ThePeterPrinciple: She's an excellent chief engineer and invaluable in that role, but, when she seizes command of the ship, she quickly proves to be a poor captain: specifically, she tries to apply methods and viewpoints she used as an engineer to commanding the ship despite the fact that they don't translate well; she's indecisive at critical times; she tends to get so bogged down in details that she misses the big picture (at one point she runs off to fix a problem with the engines, leaving the ship momentarily leaderless); and, her abrasive style results in her failing to make the most of the crew's talents and ignoring the areas of expertise that other crew members have.
* RantInducingSlight: Complains frequently that the younger Bandana was placed in temporary command of the ''Mechane'' instead of her.
* SarcasticDevotee:
** Been this to Bandana ever since she was left in charge of the ''Mechane''. She has to be constantly reminded that it's ''Captain'' Bandana now. She considers Bandana's position as Captain to be temporary experience-building, and believes that she has more of a claim to the ship if Julio retires for real.
** She's on the receiving end when she [[spoiler:clobbers Bandana with a wrench and takes over the ship. It's immediately clear that she's out of her depth and the only reason anyone's following her is because they have bigger fish to fry at this point, but everyone makes a point of getting very snippy with her]].
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Her entire beef with Bandana is that she was the latter's babysitter back when she was fifteen and resents her for having been a difficult-to-manage child... ''when the latter was eight years old.''
* TheStarscream: Ultimately, when she disagrees too vehemently with Bandana's assessment of the frost giant-filled pass, [[spoiler:she smashes her wrench against her head and seizes control of the ship.]]
* SuddenNameChange: Andi was named Sally at first, but The Giant retconned her name and [[https://twitter.com/RichBurlew/status/506304691412955137 jokingly feigned ignorance about the change.]]
* WrenchWench: Andi is the ship's chief engineer and handy woman, and she has been able to repair major damage to the ship's engines on several occasions.


->''"We're close to maximum altitude already!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

The ''Mechane'''s aeronautical engineer.
* CasualDangerDialog: Kwesi would rather work out who's fault it is that giants are attacking the ''Mechane'' than worry about falling out of the sky in a flaming wreck.
-->'''Andi:''' We're doomed if they target the engines!\\
'''Carol:''' How are there even this many giants in one place?\\
'''Kwesi:''' Yeah, what'd those adventurers do to piss them off?
* DeadpanSnarker: Mortal peril doesn't bother Kwesi nearly as much as not being able to get the ''Mechane'' to do what she wants it to do.
-->'''Andi:''' This is insane! These giants are going to knock us out of the sky!!\\
'''Kwesi:''' Tell me about it.
* TheEngineer: Bandana looks to Kwesi to manage the ''Mechane'''s airworthiness and altitude.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink, with the back and sides shaved.


->''"It's not a straight pass!"''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

The ''Mechane'''s junior helmsman.
* AcePilot: Not to the degree of Bandana or Felix, but Bandana relies on him in a pinch when Felix is managing the ''Mechane'''s electronics.
* {{Determinator}}: When a giant's thrown rock smashes into the bridge, only he and Bandana manage not to go flying. Mateo hangs onto the helm with his fingertips, but doesn't let go. Also pilots with his tongue sticking out in effort.


->''"If we're going by age, I should be captain! I'm older than all of you!"''

->'''Race:''' Half-elf\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Unknown (possibly Rogue)\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably ChaoticNeutral)

Another crew member of the ''Mechane''.

* HalfHumanHybrid: She's an half-elf. However, the gag of half-elven ancestry being figured by a pointy ear on only one side, like with Pompey, has been phased out from the comic by this point (or it's just hidden by her hair).
* NiceGirl: She's the first to move in order to help any crew member or guest that's been wounded. After Haley got her arm broken by Tarquin, she offers her own bandana to make a sling.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Being a half-elf, she's older than any of her human crewmates (except maybe Julio) while still looking quite young. Andi argues that doesn't count in matters of seniority.


[[folder:The Oracle]]
!!The Oracle

->''"Geez, I can peer into the murky depths of the future, and yet I always seem to get interrupted during bath time."''

->'''Race:''' Kobold\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Expert\\
'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

Tiamat's Oracle of the Sunken Valley is a snarky kobold with a dislike for Belkar specifically and everyone in general.
* AllPowerfulBystander: His {{Seer}} powers allow him to figure out basically anything there is to be known, but 99% of the time he has no interest in helping the Order beyond the point where they're willing to pay for his aid. He sometimes even does things that directly screw them over, [[spoiler: tipping off the Black Dragon to V's location, goading Belkar into attacking him and activating the Mark of Justice, and refusing to help Roy's ghost communicate with Haley and Celia]] being the primary examples.
* BackFromTheDead: It takes him all of maybe three minutes; being an oracle, he sets up his resurrections in advance, down to the minute of death.
* CrazyPrepared: Seeing the future allows him to always have the magic item he needs on hand.
* CallForward: 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 ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'';
-->'''Oracle:''' Hey, it's Film/GhostDad!\\
'''Eugene:''' Huh?\\
'''Oracle:''' Eh, it'll be funny later. [[TakeThat Funnier than the Cosby movie, at least.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: At each and every customer, or at least the ones he doesn't respect. For instance, when Roy gives his overly specific question, he responds, "you've outsmarted yourself at least."
* DeathIsCheap: He's been killed by angry clients any number of times, but has a contract agreement with a pair of spellcasters that teleport in to revive him whenever it happens. That being said, death is still ''painful''.
-->'''Oracle:''' I think the halfling ''dulls his blades'' just to make it hurt more.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[invoked]] Invoked by the Oracle during his Fourth Wall Aside to "Oracle fans".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Just "Oracle" or "the Oracle of Sunken Valley".
* ExactWords: He phrases his prophecies like this sometimes.
* FantasticRacism: "You mammals are disgusting..."
* ForeseeingMyDeath: Naturally, due to his abilities, and he has hired a wizard and a cleric to teleport to his location and provide him with a ''raise dead'' or ''resurrection'' spell at very specific times. If he sees himself dying by violence, he'll also try to find some way to screw with his murderer, [[spoiler:such as tricking Belkar into activating his Mark of Justice]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: That's his job, being an oracle and all. He's foreshadowed very important happenstances, like Roy's and Elan's "family reunions" (Nale kidnapping Julia in Cliffport) and, quite early, even [[spoiler:Belkar's incoming demise]].
* FourthWallObserver: "Fourth Wall Aside" demonstrates that his oracle vision can see the fourth wall in addition to the future.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: He was dangled out a window by Roy and Durkon, as seen in a flashback, before conceding them a third question.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Though at first he pretends not to, in order to snub [[spoiler:Roy's ghost]]. When he reveals he can perceive ghosts, it's a PokeInTheThirdEye since [[spoiler:Roy assumed no living person could hear or see him]].
* {{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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His interactions with the Order are mutually abusive, with him being a snarky jerk who charges a lot for potentially vague and meaningless answers should the questioner not be specific enough, and the Order threatens and enacts physical violence on him for being that way. However, he's got a vested interest in the Order succeeding against Xykon so when Roy gives a very specific question that excludes what he actually wants, the Oracle tries to convince Roy to rephrase the question and is ignored. Meanwhile, his interactions with his fellow reptilians are quite genial.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: 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. He dismisses Roy's ghost in such a way, however, that he ''remembers'' his encounter with the Oracle. (Of course, Roy's memories get hazy anyway when he's resurrected.)
* LizardFolk: He's a kobold.
* MagicWand: Uses one to banish [[spoiler: Ghost Roy]] back to the afterlife. Being an Expert, Use Magic Device is presumably one of his chosen class skills.
* MathematiciansAnswer:
** The Oracle's answers can be extremely literal. He gives one to Belkar, to the halfing's disgust, and gave one to Roy during his first visit.
--->'''Oracle:''' Hey, "in his throne room," was a perfectly legitimate answer to the question "Where is Xykon?"
** Thanks to that incident, Roy is smart enough to have a specifically-worded question prepared, to prevent the Oracle from doing this during his second visit. Unfortunately, Roy's question is ''so'' specifically-worded that he manages to outsmart himself. The Oracle ''does'' try to warn him.
* MediumAwareness: Higher than any other characters in the comic, which is saying something. In fact, he says he understands Haley while she was dealing with a language affliction only because he ''reads the graphic novels'' (which haven't been printed at that point) and saw the translations there. In his meeting with Eugene he points out that they're meeting in a flashback nested in a callback in a prequel book already, so it's unlikely they'll meet again.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: His argument for Belkar's prophecy fulfilled on their second visit. [[TemptingFate 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 can tell what Haley is saying despite the CypherLanguage because he can look into the future [[NoFourthWall when the translations are included in the book]]. He can also understand Blackwing's caws.
* NonMammalMammaries: Specifically mentions getting to second base with another kobold. Eugene [[FridgeLogic asks how that's possible]] [[LampshadeHanging if she's a reptile]]
* PowerFloats: During the oracular trance, he floats above the ground.
* ReligionIsMagic: {{Played with}}. He worships Tiamat and owes his precognitive abilities to her, but he's not a cleric as is normally standard for this trope in D&D settings.
* {{Revenge}}: He gets his over Belkar, who is cursed by the Mark of Justice to never harm a living being within a settlement, by creating the town of [=LickMyOrangeBallsHalfling=]. [Founded: Last week. Population: Just Enough.]
-->[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "No, seriously, give them a good once-over!"]]
* RuleOfFunny: Invoked, as usual. The Oracle admits he considered calling the aforementioned kobold town [=ShouldHaveCheckedAMap=] [[ToiletHumor but decided to go blue instead.]]
* {{Seer|s}}: Probably the most well-known and reputed oracle in the ''[=OotS=]'' world (although not many people know he's a kobold).
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: It happens, such as with Belkar. [[spoiler:He predicts that Belkar will kill him and then ticks him off to the point that he does, and activates the Mark of Justice.]]
* ShootTheMessenger: This happens to him often enough that he schedules his resurrections in advance.
* SpeechBubbles: His normal (white) speech bubbles turn green when entering the trance and doing a prediction; incidentally this answer is all the petitioner will remember.
* YourMom: The type of insults he trades with [[spoiler:Roy's ghost]].

[[folder:Sir François]]
!!Sir François

->''"Don't break the paladin code by strangling Elan... Don't break the paladin code by strangling Elan..."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

A paladin who employed Elan as his herald until Elan's idiocy screwed up François' plans one too many times.
* AscendedExtra: Interestingly, he's been featured in the end-of-year calendar collections, consisting of short character vignettes, more often than nearly any other character with so little page time. Apparently, he and Elan went on a surprising number of adventures together before he finally abandoned Elan in the prequel book ''Recap/OnTheOriginOfPCs''.
* DitchTheBodyguards: Escapes from Elan, who tries to act in a bodyguard-like role (but is terrible at it).
* MadnessMantra: The above quote, which he repeats while struggling with the temptation of ditching his vows to put an end to source of all his frustrations -- Elan.
* ThePaladin: A seriously played one, to the extent that he's willing to call out other adventurers who kill monsters just because they live in a cool dungeon.

[[folder: Saha Kapoor]]
!!Saha Kapoor

->''"You could start by reminding him that he married a crazy fierce ranger queen with elite nature skills."''

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class:''' Ranger\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (probably TrueNeutral)

A veteran ranger from the Peripheral Frontier. Her family is trying to get into Azure city's territory to escape the Realm of the Dragon, which is invading the Frontier. She volunteers to help O-Chul deal with the hobgoblin incursions on the Azurite border in exchange for a recommendation from the military that Azure city's immigration authorities let their family in.
* ActionMom: Being a mother doesn't stop her from being a highly skilled combatant and tracker.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has dark skin and her appearance borrows from several different real world traditions. She wears a head scarf reminiscent of a hijab, and also has what appears to be a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bindi_(decoration) hindu bindi]] marked on her forehead.
* AntiHero: She's a rather ruthless UnscrupulousHero. She has few compunctions or moral qualms about killing people, is quite willing to use violence without exhausting all other possibilities, and freely admits that she doesn't give much of a damn about anyone other than her family.
* CrazyPrepared: She believes in being ready for worst-case scenarios. She has apparently been giving her son extensive training in self defense with real knives. She mentions that she has been teaching him in this manner since he was ''five''. As such, when she's away, she appoints the pre-teen boy to be the family's protector.
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be cuttingly sarcastic, sometimes without ever changing her expression or giving any sign that she's not being sincere.
-->'''Saha Kapoor:''' Your humility is refreshing, and I am moved by your frank personal assessment of your shortcomings.\\
'''Zhou:''' Wow, really?\\
'''Saha Kapoor:''' No you sound like a buffoon.\\
'''Zhou:''' Is "buffoon" a compliment in your country?\\
'''Saha Kapoor:''' Only insofar as it ranks slightly above "moron" and "dumbass".
* DualWielding: She dual-wields her kukris and shows skill with both hands. The only hint that she's not completely ambidextrous is when she attacks the Ettin: she attempts to cut off both heads simultaneously but only gets one because she misses the slice with her "off hand".
* KnifeNut: She is very skilled with her kukris.
* KukrisAreKool: She fights with two kukris that, when thrown, return to her like boomerangs.
* MoralityPet: Her husband and family are this to her. She is a gentle and loving wife and mother around them, the rest of the time she's a stone-cold badass.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Her kukris return to her hand after being thrown, no matter how far they've gone or who they've killed.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: One of her ranger skills. She is '''excellent''' at tracking down the hobgoblins and others that O-Chul is trying to find.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Another of her ranger skills. She talks to several animals while working with O-Chul.
* TalkToTheFist: She pulls this several times, most memorably on the Ettin, when she cuts off the brutish head while the more "sophisticated" one is in the middle of speaking.
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: She believes in this. Although she says that her first inclination is to avoid trouble, if she can't avoid it, she believes that the answer is then to destroy it efficiently and completely. Moral hangups about killing other intelligent beings are for wimps.

[[folder:Phil Rodriguez and Jones (The Lawyers)]]
!!Phil Rodriguez and Jones
[[caption-width-right:150:Jones (left) and Phil Rodriguez (right)]]

->'''Mr. Jones:''' We might have some success citing precedent. Get me the case files for [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron vs. Baggins]], [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Takhisis vs. Everman]], and... [[Literature/HarryPotter Riddle vs. Board of Education]].\\
'''Phil Rodriguez:''' How about [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Witch vs. Gale]]?\\
'''Mr. Jones:''' Hmmmm. Yeah, OK, but East, not West.

->'''Race:''' Humans\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral (Jones), Unknown (Rodriguez)
%% Alignment confirmed by Word of the Giant.

Messrs. Jones and Rodriguez -- attorneys at law. Two lawyers who enforce copyright for Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast, they also sometimes take court cases.
* AmoralAttorney: It's implied that the only reason Jones keeps Rodriguez around is so that the latter's record can absorb all losses in court, keeping the former's record flawless. 5-0 for Jones, 0-180-ish for Rodriguez.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Phil Rodriguez is about as cuckoo as Elan, as seen from [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0032.html his very first appearance]].
* TheComicallySerious: Jones is a never-smiling, serious man, to better contrast with his ditzy partner and the ridiculous situations they're put in.
* CutenessProximity:
-->'''Rodriguez:''' Ohmygod!!! You have a kitty!!!
* HilaritySues: Their main role is suing for comedy.
* IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt: When the two are confronted by brigands...
-->'''Mr. Jones:''' Get back! I have a restraining order and I'm not afraid to use it!
* NeverMyFault: Jones is an incompetent who uses Rodriguez to pass on all the blame for his failures as a lawyer.
* NoFourthWall: All of the characters are aware of the fourth wall, but the lawyers are explicitly from outside the comic strip. They were originally introduced for the purpose of carrying off anything that might be a violation of copyright (including a Mind Flayer and a Drizzt clone).
* RecurringExtra: You can never tell when they'll show up for a gag. They even get once mixed up with the Flumphs.

[[folder:The Flumphs]]
!!The Flumphs

->''"...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:''' Flumph\\
'''Gender:''' Unknown\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

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.
* TheChewToy: They exist solely as landing cushions for the main characters.
* LivingCrashpad: Their lot in life.
* NotQuiteFlight: They're floating a bit above the ground thanks to their bizarre aberration anatomy (something about buoyant gases in their bodies according to the original ''Fiend Folio'').
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They are joined, for a strip, by the Ghost of Lame Monsters Past, who looks like a ChainedByFashion Flumph. He soon serves as an incorporeal crashpad for [[spoiler:Roy's ghost falling from Heaven]].
* RecurringExtra: You can never tell when they'll show up for a gag. They even once get mixed up with the Lawyers.
* RunningGag: Someone falling on them.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Played with and lampshaded all to hell. [[spoiler:When Roy dies, one of the Flumphs feels that he has 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.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: They get a reprieve from the constant mistreatment in Book 6, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1090.html where they are left untouched while crossing the Dwarven lands,]] since technically they aren't trespassing because they're levitating and never touching the ground.
-->'''Flumph:''' Why can't more places we visit treat us this well?

[[folder:The Ettin]]
!!The Ettin

->'''Right head:''' What an unprovoked slur on my good character. I can assure you that I, the right ettin head, have never swung a giant club at anyone.\\

->'''Race:''' Ettin\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class:''' n/a\\
'''Alignment:''' Unknown (presumably Evil)

A two-headed giant encountered by O-Chul and his party during their search for the hobgoblin base.
* {{Angrish}}: The left head talks more or less exclusively in this.
* CarryABigStick: Likes to use a club as a weapon.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The right head. During the fight he uses a reasonable tone, but when Saha kills the left head, he furiously calls her a bitch and attacks her.
* JekyllAndHyde: It invokes this as a deliberate tactic. The left head goes on a rampage while the right head pretends to speak reasonably and engage whatever it's attacking. This just serves to distract the target and make it easier to kill.
* MovingTheGoalposts: The right head does this repeatedly when others try to talk to it and get it to stop attacking. Naturally this is part of the Ettin's strategy for attacking people as detailed under FauxAffablyEvil and JekyllAndHyde.
* NeverMyFault: The right head insists that he shouldn't be blamed for the bad language and physical assaults of the left head.
* {{Satire}}: Of Internet trolls. The left head just screams insults and attacks, while the right head throws out a series of obviously inane arguments (e.g., that him trying to stop the left head from attacking would be a violation of the left head's rights, or that his victims can't "prove" he attacked them without evidence).

[[folder:The Snail]]
!!The Snail

->''"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:''' NeutralEvil

A heavily templated snail and primary antagonist of the ''Dragon'' magazine comics.
%%* AllTrollsAreDifferent
* {{Dracolich}}: Due to being both a vampire and "half"-dragon.
%%* {{Flight}}
* HybridOverkillAvoidance: A big parody of the concept.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Vampiric Half-Dragon Half-Troll Lycanthropic Fiendish Phrenic Snail
%%* PsychicPowers
%%* OurDemonsAreDifferent
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
%%* OurVampiresAreDifferent:
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Can change into a slightly hairier snail.
* TooManyHalves: Six.