A character page for the Alternate Reality Game The Wall Will Fall. This provides information on the fictional characters that have crossed The Fourth Wall, and all the relevant characters from our side. Characters are listed in the order they were found.
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Characters from Reality
OH, AND ONE MORE THING. MANY OF YOU ARE WONDERING WHO WE ARE. NICE TRY...The Administrator of TV Tropes who you may know from Echo Chamber. He informed the players of the collapse of the wall, and has given infrequent updates throughout the ARG.
Tropes that apply to Mr. Administrator:
"I have a feeling that this is going from bad to worse."
While visiting an antique shop in Prague, Average Joe has caught puppets on film who were doing things they weren't supposed to. After that, he became interested in researching unusual unexplained phenomena. He posted several videos on his Youtube channel showing sightings of fictional characters, and that was when he started to receive threatening letters. When the threats became too numerous, he decided to go on the run. His whereabouts are currently unknown, but he manages to keep the tropers updated.
Tropes that apply to Average Joe:
Joe's friend who made the opening titles for the Watch The Footage show and helped set up Joe's website and forum, acting as an admin on the latter until he had a falling out with Joe after the Thanksgiving Day.
Tropes that apply to Edward:
Dr. Joan Lawson
"Doesn’t it make the world a little better when each of us performs his or her own job well every day?"
A therapist in Boston who has been providing updates through her blog. They mostly focus on one particular patient, who is a fictional character. She also has two suspicious polydactyl cats - Carl and Jung. She is now working on the case of Jennifer Cooney AKA Deanna Hackins.
Tropes that apply to Joan Lawson:
A waitress at Arby's and an actress wannabe from Seattle. The sister of Bradley Foreman. Now deceased.
Tropes that apply to Tara Coulson:
You suck! I can do a better job, and I'm only twelve!
A Japanese girl who somehow stumbled upon Gulliver's blog, continuously berating him under the nickname of Not Your Sayu-chan. She later joined the forum, only to disappear later, because of her mother's disapproval of her internet activities. As impossible as it sounds, she happened to meet him in person in Hawaii (seen at their echo).
Tropes that apply to Sayu-chan:
Kenneth Tripky (AKA Kenny "Lover" Mann)First Tara's photographer and her (very) Temporary Love Interest. Killed by Deanna.
Tropes that apply to Kenneth Tripky:
Jeffrey HopeAnother Tara's boyfriend, who was recruited by Tripky to harass her after being dumped. Fearing Deanna's retribution, strangled himself to death in jail.
Tropes that apply to Jeffrey Hope:http://fictionalthreat.com, who apparently served as Deanna's inspiration. He renounced her after she killed Tripky and shot Don Quixote. His plan for fixing reality is killing Mr. Administrator.
Tropes that apply to the Conspiracy Theorist:
Jennifer Cooney (AKA Deanna Hackins)
A mysterious, possibly insane girl, who talked to her Imaginary Friends until she turned 18. After that, her friends disappeared, and she was taken to a mental hospital.
Tropes that apply to Jennifer Cooney:
Bradley Foreman (temporarily known as Braddock Foreman)
A bystander who taught Don Quixote how to use his phone. He later turned out to be Jennifer's Childhood Friend and Tara's brother.
Tropes that apply to Bradley Foreman:
Mary GambleAn elderly woman who was found house-sitting for Jennifer. Later turned out to be her former psychiatrist.
Tropes that apply to Mary Gamble:
James RaikesA young British man who helped both Poirot and Holmes set up their blogs. He also let Holmes stay in his apartment for a while until Holmes was able to get a benefactor to support him. Nephew of Claire Widdicombe.
Tropes that apply to James Raikes:
Characters from Fiction
Smile, and the world smiles with you. Frown and you may as well be dead.Came from Alice in Wonderland. He is one of the few who openly acknowledges his fictional nature. Occasionally drops cryptic updates, and, more rarely, plot-important riddles.
Tropes that apply to Cheshire Cat:
"I am just a short little man with too much time on his hands, trying to make himself useful with the only gift I possess: my inspection."Hercule Poirot, who has crossed over from the novels of Agatha Christie that include him, such as Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Death in the Clouds. He first crossed into London and stayed at a hotel owned by a Mrs Widdecombe under the name of Reynald Saint-Jerome. He began solving cases, one of which crossed over with a case taken on by Sherlock Holmes. He travelled to Paris, where he again became involved in a criminal case. He had a meeting in the Eiffel Tower with Holmes which went... badly. He is currently en route to New York.
Tropes that apply to Hercule Poirot:
"People deserve what they get."The patient that the therapist has been treating. There was an overwhelming amount of evidence pointing to his identity, but it was only officially confirmed when the tropers have broken into the therapist's voice mail. He has been refictionalized successfully.
Tropes that apply to Sweeney Todd:
Sherlock Holmes, who crossed from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Like Poirot, he found himself in London. He had been staying with a man called James Raikes, who is the nephew of Mrs Widdecombe. For a while he went under the name of Hugh Hefner. He took over James' ezblog and used it to update readers on criminal cases he took on. One of these cases crossed over with that of Hercule Poirot. After pursuing Poirot through London, he followed him to Paris. The two eventually met at the Eiffel Tower. Poirot didn't believe Holmes' claims as to his identity and they parted on bad terms. He spent time in New York before being redirected to Seattle to investigate Don Quixote.
Tropes that apply to Sherlock Holmes:
Wacky Meets Practical: How are you tweeting and riding at the same time?
Don Quixote: Very carefully.
Don Quixote, the crazy wannabe knight who has come from the book of the same name. He has been living in Seattle, communicating through a smart phone he found on the pavement. He believes he is in our world as part of a "test". When he attempted to read his own book he found it to be blank. It is unconfirmed whether the other characters will find the same with their stories.He spent his recovery days surfing various sites, such as Lolcats. He also got himself a polydactyl cat◊, which he named Queenclaw (totally not a Hitler cat).Mr. Administrator has revealed his refictionalization deadline as December 11th, and due to his failing health, Quixote is expected to die by December 18th, unless this is successfully done. He's been reficitionalized.
Tropes that apply to Don Quixote:
The Wicked Witch of the West
Sicon112: Actually, you should probably treat her like a Tsundere... God, I can't believe I just called her that.
The West Witch, who landed in Kansas, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She intends to run for President, whom she calls 'Wizard'. To this end she has hired three players as a campaign manager and two assistants. It is clear, though, that she is frustrated both with this world and her situation. Her campaign party now has a TV tropes Page.
Tropes that apply to the Witch:
Long John Silver
"Yar, desu desu kawaii indeed."Long John Silver, who has come from Treasure Island. He was washed up in Australia after a shipwreck, where he teamed up with Gulliver. They stayed at a pirate-themed restaurant for a while, before stowing away on a cargo ship to Japan. The ship was caught in a storm and the two of them were thrown overboard by the waves. They managed to row the rest of the way to Japan, and are now in Tokyo.
Tropes that apply to Long John Silver:
"Drat this pen!"Came from Gulliver's Travels. Having embarked on his last journey as the ship's surgeon, he found himself on the shores of Australia after a blackout. Having met Long John Silver, he has been tagging along ever since. He was successfully refictionalised by a tricked Long John Silver.
Tropes that apply to Gulliver:
"I feel like such a jerk right now."
Romeo from the well-known Shakespeare play. Having been cast away into our world together with Juliet, he lives on a college campus with a fraternity. He is a quick learner, and is quite pleased with the wonders of the new world. Its wonders, however, have proven contagious and distracting, as by now he is speaking in modern slang, surfing the internet, and all but ignoring Juliet. He, along with Juliet, has been successfully refictionalized.
Tropes that apply to Romeo:
"AND THAT MILK-LIVERED CODPIECE BLOCKED ME."Romeo's beloved, who came from the same piece of fiction. Living with a sorority in the same campus as Romeo, she seems to be more careful in embracing the modern world. She is worried that Romeo is becoming too attached to our world. She, along with Romeo, has been successfully refictionalized.
Tropes that apply to Juliet:
"You've seen me, yet you live. Why are you not turned to stone?"A Gorgon from Greek Classical Mythology who Metaguard Angel prevented from entering the real world.
Tropes that apply to Medusa:
Frankenstein's monster, trying to reinvent himself and fit into society. He's written a semi-autobiographical play and is currently trying to meet women. He was successfully refictionalised.
Tropes that apply to Adam:
CinderellaAppeared mysteriously in New York; got a job at the hotel where Holmes was staying; disappeared even more mysteriously. She later turned out to have been refictionalised by Mr. A.
Tropes that apply to Cinderella:
"All grown ups are really grumpy. I hope I don't become like that if I am stuck here too long."He got in trouble with the law for breaking into the bedroom of a girl named Wendy; was on the run befpre being caught by the police and being put on trial. He was successfully refictionalised after his lawyer's closing statement.
Tropes that apply to Peter Pan:
The CabalThe Cabal is a group of fictionals who are opposed to ANY fictionals being sent back behind the wall. They found each other with the combined methods of Pheeble— a secure chat site— and sending Joe threatening letters. They also later sent threatening voicemails to Joan Lawson. They are actively working against the Metaguards, and are attempting to recruit various fictionals to their cause. The Cabal is made up of the following four fictionals:
The Phantom of the Opera
He was the one who created the Pheeble chats in order to seek out other fictionals who shared his goals. He used the pseudoynym Angelus on Pheeble. Recently contacted Adam about producing his play in exchange for certain "errands".
Tropes that apply to Erik:
The first one attracted to Erik's Pheeble chats, where he used the pseudonym Pyramus. Has been constantly hitting on Morgana since learning she was female, and is engaged to be married to a woman named Melissa.
Tropes that apply to Don Juan:
By far the most formidable of the Cabal in the Metaguards' minds, he used the pseudonym Steinitz on Pheeble. He tried to pit Holmes and Poirot against each other and frame each for murder.
Tropes that apply to Moriarty:
Morgan le Fey
She was the first to send Joe threatening letters, and the last to join the Pheeble chats, under the name Oberon. Annoyed by Juan's flirting, but seems pretty chummy with Moriarty. Then fell in love with him. And after that, broke up with him.
Tropes that apply to Morgana:
These characters have come to life after a suggestion to write somebody to guard the fourth wall from the fictional side. The fiction backing them up is here.
Gurt the Lime Man
"I'm a hardened Lime. NOTHING scares me. Nothing except watermelons. They're GIGANTIC."
Originating from a typo* made by Mr. Administrator, the Lime Man quickly became a Memetic Badass. When the metaguard idea was proposed, his story was posted on the forum. He was submitted under the name of Gurt (which Mr. Administrator finds funny), and, surprisingly, became the leader of the metaguards. He likes to use a lime based Team Fortress 2 Minigun.
Tropes that apply to Gurt:
"She looked up, and smiled. 'Just call me Angel,' she said."An artifical lifeform, although she looks so much like a normal human girl that at first glance, you wouldn't be able to tell, Angel was created by a shamed scientist in his secret laboratories. Unfortunately for her, she was also bound by the instruction he gave her at the moment of her birth: to guard him, no matter what. Angel was approached by Gurt to join the Metaguards and has since carried out a dual role, both protecting her father and guarding the fourth wall from possible incursions. She has a follow-up story in which she encounters Medusa as a Metaguard.
Tropes that apply to Angel and her story:
"YOU ARE NOT WORTHY"Created centuries earlier by a practitioner of magical arts, the fearsome Gnarbrydh has been rumoured for centuries to guard his creator’s most precious treasure ever since. After his most recent ‘master’ betrayed him in his greed, Gnarbrydh has awaited the arrival of a new Master. He most likely wasn’t expecting a gun slinging, street smart talking lime to show up.
Tropes that apply to Gnarbrydh and its story:
"And so the writer became a narrator."A being of stunning psychic ability, you could say Psi is an experiment that got way out of control. Created by a strange governmental program as a warrior, he was given the opportunity to escape incarceration by a previous escaped inmate, who gave him a Mask that granted to him extraordinary abilities and allowed him to change his fate. Psi had since guarded the fourth wall alongside Gurt and the other Metaguards.
Tropes that apply to Subject Psi and his story:
"Of course I do. It's a mere proof that I'm alive"The regulator is something of a mystery as he appears to have guarded the fourth wall (or at least his own place in it) for long before Gurt came along to recruit him to the Metaguards. His dedication to maintaining the flow of events in his own story has resulted in him repeatedly having to do battle with his younger self, in order to return him to the fiction he constantly tries to escape. Yeah, it's kind of confusing. His abilities now come in handy for guarding against escapees from beyond the wall. Perhaps the Regulator is a symbol of the ineffability of fate, and the unavoidable nature of destiny... He also stopped Anansi in his follow-up story: .
Tropes that apply to The Regulator
To all tropers mentioned in this section: Do not add tropes to your section. It is up to fellow tropers to judge whether or not a trope should be added.
"Everyone is needed, The more people working together the more we have to compare, and speculate, and confirm. Remember, we're a team, working together is key! This goes for everyone, if you're ever asking yourself "Am I needed? Do they need my help?" The answer is always yes. Always."A troper who has been present right from the start. Was responsible for a significant amount of work on the URL puzzle that eventually lead to the discovery of the Therapist, and since the creation of WTF forums he has served as a moderator, in which capacity he fights to keep the more nutty members of the team on topic and the strange yet hilarious influx of spam bots from taking over the website. He has been recently chosen as the Metaguard to confront Cthulhu with the remaining members of the Cabal.
"What's 'w/e' mean? With elephants?"A young Chinese non-troper who eventually decided he wanted to be remembered as a player of The Wall Will Fall. Though generally quiet, he has made valuable contributions, especially involving cryptography.
"A tale is not some mere jumble of words in which a god imposes his whims upon helpless puppets. A tale is the story of living, reasoning beings who have their own hearts and their own minds. To call it otherwise is to deny the most fundamental tenets of that which we call literature."An American Troper with a tendency to go full on God Mode in the Coffee Room. A habitual roleplayer and author in his spare time. Brother of Sicon In Real Life. Discovered the forum has a post text limit of sixty thousand characters. Broke it. Twice.
"Depending on how things go with the whole Cthulhu thing, I may not be able to get on the internet ever again starting around when the world ends. Just FYI."A troper from Austin, TX who was recruited by QaraXuanZenith late in the game when players were trying to secure the Echo located in his home town.
"To understand our position, we need to understand how both reality and fiction interact, and that would mean creating the metaverse model."A Russian troper who is another original player. Has contributed to almost everything that has happened in one way or another, especially if it involved analyzing sound files, for which he was called the Sound Ninja even though he insists he isn't all that good. Was responsible for taking Sicon's strange theories about a multi-layered, infinitely recursive in-game reality and turning them into the actually sensible Meta-Verse Model, which the tropers are still using to theorize on events.
"Yes, LIME-MAN. With enough citric acid to completely dissolve any threat to the Fourth Wall it encounters! NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW!"
I WANT YOU TO SAVE THE WALL AND WATCH PONIES
"Hey! I may behave in a calm and reserved manner here, but that doesn't mean I'm always like this."
"You know what? I'm just going to decide not to irritate any potentially deadly fictionals (which is to say, all of them.) I am now the Switzerland of this debate."A troper who joined shortly after Tara's death. After a month of being nothing but essentially comic relief, he joined the Cabal, then later volunteered to face Cthulhu. Serves as a source of logic in the Coffee Room, but seems a bit off his rocker everywhere else.
"October 20th. Attacked a windmill. Thought it was a giant on a rampage. Have to find out who put it there. Justice and chivalry will prevail."
JackAlsworth: He's not the hero the forum deserves, but he's the one it needed right now.
"The more I examine his allies, the more I come to think of Batman as being as much of an enterprise as a single entity"A veteran ARG player hailing from Unfiction. He joined this ARG during the Echoes development when it seemed that the players would be unable to complete the physical errands and proceeded to attain the highest streak of successful field work tasks.
"I say we nuke it from orbit...its the only way to be sure."
"H: He said genocide is not an option. Genocide is ALWAYS an option, often the only one."
"They say and I quote "We just want to stay. We want all of us to stay." wouldn't that mean they would include the more dangerous ones? I mean good lord we already have a serial killer here! I don't think we shouldn't let them stay here. Because what if an Eldritch Abomination breaks through the cracks?"
"Let me declare it here and now: I, Isla Kariese aka Kestral St. Willow, am a GIRL. No, not a Guy In Real Life."A troper usually identified by her fox-themed icons. Another of the rarely found girls on the internet, and one of the most frequently mistaken for guy in spite of the femininity of the name Isla. Appears to have a penchant for the eldritch. Enjoys girl talk, chocolates, and gossiping about the activities of multiversal eldritch abominations in her spare time.
"He's right, we are the best people for the job. We know what to do, we can predict what's coming and we can take any threat and point out every trope that we can use or exploit. We are the heroes of fiction and reality. We will save both sides and be heroes in our own right."That one Australian Troper who spends his time on the ARG talking on the forums, Twitter and the Chat. The confusing timezones don't help on matters of catching up for him and his one chance of doing field work was to collect the final wall piece which he did successfully. Is known for being crazy, liking Chocolate and quoting movie lines in the chat for no reason. Also his name is Jon.
"But really, we're the masters of tropes. We know how stories work inside and out. We know every plot twist, every reveal, every possible element that could go into any possible story. We are the authors of their reality. They are characters, and their lives, their stories are built around the very tropes that we have mastered. If we try hard enough, we can bend their reality, and their characters to the plots we contrive."
"I don't make people drink it, I just serve the coffee."A troper who wasn't around at the very beginning but came in before the WTF website was created. He is the one that created the quote used as the ARG quote on the page. He is also credited with starting the Coffee Room, a off topic forum about madness, realities within realities and sometimes the consumption of Green drink of questionable origins. He seems to mostly post in the off topic forum creating threads that range anywhere from the Coffee Room to an RPG he runs with the help of another troper
"Hilarity is always a good reason to carry out a bad idea."An English troper who has altered his sleeping pattern quite dramatically in order to follow the ARG. Has discovered that alcohol causes the ARG to seem rather an odd past time.
"...But in the same way you feel sad reading a tragedy, or scared reading a horror story... We're reading these characters here and now. Their dramas and fights... How can we not sympathize as readers, and tropers at that, and wonder about the meanings and moralities of the ending or possible endings?"A brazilian troper who delurked shortlly after the beginning of the ARG. Stays online for almost all the time, watching every event unfold and trying to help out as possible. He successfully refictionalized Don Quixote.
"Just because it's paranoid doesn't mean it's not worth planning ahead."Joined the game under a mistaken impression that the Cake blog was important, which persisted for a LONG time. Has gone from never-updated-a-page-before to frequently adding to the timeline, in a fairly short period of time. Pretended to be a Gulliver fangirl in order to get information from what turned out to be a GM, and found the two addresses that Holmes' clues sent him to. One of the most paranoid Metaguards around.
"Excellent question. You see, I've got lungs and vocal folds and all that. Really classy stuff."
"...They're still around, they make mayannaise." Rota talking about mayans.
"The family that snarks together, tropes together."
"I would hate the first really world-altering crisis caused by fictional characters to be poor old Don Quixote causing a nuclear meltdown."A British troper and one of the rare girls on the internet. She participated in and won the contest for the Wicked Witch of the West's campaign manager and has since served as head of the Witch division and our main contact with her. In a way, she even succeeded at her role when she refictionalised the Wicked Witch. She also wrote the fic selected to refictionalise Cthulhu.
Scarab: You're lucky I trust you even though I have absolutely no idea why. You must have an aura that radiates honesty or something.
Sicon112: So I've been told. Unfortunately for most people who think that, I actually qualify for Consummate Liar. Fortunately for you, I'm using that in your favor. ^_^
Sicon112: It's my job to see every single message that gets put up. I MAKE it my job. I'm supposed to be the guy in the know, right? That's what you all need me to be, so that's what I am.A snarky, caffeine addicted Basement-Dweller and Otaku with a penchant for manipulation and gambiting even when it isn't necessary. He delurked shortly after the WTF Forums were created and began using his Genre Savvyness, especially in the realm of detective stories, and Mind Screwy meta-think to do what he could for the cause. Co-created the Meta-Verse Model with Dryunya. Is known for obsessively reading every single forum post, blog update, tweet, and chatbox message, making him a walking encyclopedia of everything related to the ARG. Provides main planning support over all areas, and helps out on all sections of the forum with anything he can. Is a player in all three of the RPGs and has a habit of creating Walls of Text.
"I literally cannot think of a worse idea than pissing off Sherlock fucking Holmes."A newer member of the Metaguards. Insists that his name is in no way intended as a distress call. A Northern Irish university student who is frustrated at his inability to reach Echoes and chugs green in the Coffee Room.
"I'm just a guy who's trying to help save the world."A player who's been around since the beginning of the game, but for much of it only appeared on Twitter and briefly on the original thread.
"Also, I checked, and there are slightly more males then girls on the internet. SLIGHTLY."A troper, gamer, Universal Monsters fan, a Bookworm and Team Fortress 2 Fan who used to be clueless at first, but as he found out more, he became more useful and was responsible for caching the fictionalthreat site when no one could access it, so the tropers could see what it was. And he's 14 and comes from Hong Kong. Making him the 2nd youngest troper to work on the ARG. He occasionally goes by TWWP or just "Pyro" on the forum.
Tohrinha: Don't you love English?
Sicon112: Yes, yes I do. I think he gets what I mean though...
Tohrinha: Hic est quare linguam Latinam amo. No case ambiguity.
"What did I lose?"
"I don't know what sort of drugs she'll have to take to pull off being a native Baltimorian."
"But aren't we already somehow crossing that line? How else does fiction come to be? Do we create it as we write, and thus reach across the sixth dimension? Or is already there and writers are getting glimpses of it as they write?"An American troper currently living in England to complete a University Degree. Was one of the hosts and original creators of the Pub Quiz.