Characters: To the Moon
The cast of To the Moon and their associated tropes.Due to the nature of the games, spoilers will be unmarked
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Dr. Eva RosaleneOne of the two main recurring characters of the series. She is a Senior memory traversal agent for the Sigmund Corporation.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Deadpan Snarker: With Neil.
- Green Thumb: The second minisode mentions she misses her garden, implying she grows one.
- Hot Scientist
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Neil's red.
- Sassy Black Woman: If she is black.
- Straight Man: To the more goofy and impulsive Neil.
- The Spock
- Token Minority
Dr. Neil WattsOne of the two main recurring characters of a series. He is a technical specialist for the Sigmund Corporation.
- Deadpan Snarker: With Eva.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Large Ham: Oh so much.
- The McCoy
- Milking the Giant Cow: It may be hard to see due to the small sprite, but he does enjoy making dramatic hand gestures.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Neil invokes this on purpose due to his Hammy tendencies.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: When the full truth about Johnny's past is revealed, he protests against Eva altering Johnny's memories by removing River from the equation despite that it is a part of the job that they are contracted to do and therefore legally obligated to perform. He believes that Johnny is better off with his original memories with River, instead of a new set without her that he will never be able to fully comprehend the true meaning of.
- Secretly Dying: Might be. It all depends on how you interept the implications of the painkillers and little hints like not having full HP in the squirrel fight, and a momentary dimming when he is the only one on screen at the end. Although hey, maybe he just has a bad back or something.
- Stoic Spectacles
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Eva's blue.
Episode 1: To the Moon
John H. "Johnny" WylesThe patient of episode 1. He is a dying old man whose final wish is to go to the moon. He does not remember his motives for it, but the doctors later find out.
- Amnesiac Lover: He doesn't remember his and River's actual first meeting.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: The angst isn't particularily prominent, which is understandable given that he doesn't remember his twin brother any longer, but what angst there is is justified, given that he's been groomed into being a replacement for his brother.
- In-Series Nickname: Johnny.
- His mother also uses the nickname "Joey", after his grandfather. Actually his dead twin brother, who she may actually believe he is.
- Parental Substitute: Seems to become this to his caretaker Lily, and her two children.
- Repressed Memories
- Trademark Favorite Food: He is frequently found eating pickled olives. He actually hated them when he was a kid, but started eating and aquiring a taste for them when his brother, who loved them, passed away.
- The Unfavourite: Young Johnny believed his mother favoured his brother over him. Given that she apparently has a breakdown following Joey's death and comes to believe that Johnny is Joey, he might be right.
- Of course, that might just be her guilt-stricken mind trying to find SOME form of solace over the fact that she accidentally killed one of her sons.
- Unlucky Everydude
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Nick in high school.
- Hidden Depths
River E. WylesJohn's wife who passed away a few years ago from an illness which she declined treatment for. While the game doesn't outright state it, the obvious implication is that she has Asperger Syndrome.
- Fiery Redhead: Inverted. Introverted. And a redhead.
- Hidden Depths
- Important Haircut: When she suddenly cut her Rapunzel Hair short, it turned out to be an attempt to remind John of the time they spent together as children, when she had short hair, and which he could not remember.
- Rapunzel Hair: In her 30s-40s, before she cuts it.
- Shrinking Violet: Gets mistaken for one due to her autism.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: As a young adult.
- The Quiet One: Deconstructed as her psychological state is explored and she's revealed to be a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold for whom Hope Springs Eternal.
LilyJohn's caretaker whom he hired in his old age.
- Widow Woman: Her husband was a soldier and died in the line of duty some time before the game's event.
TommyLily's son. He does not like turtles.
SarahLily's daughter. She aspires to become a professional ice-cream taster.
Nicolas "Nick"John's high school friend, whom he has been keeping in touch with even in his later years.
Isabelle "Izzy"John's friend. She claims to have the same condition as River, but had chosen since young to approach it in a different way.
- Becoming the Mask: She, too, is heavily implied to have Asperger's, but of a less severe degree than River. In her younger days, she became an actress in order to help her appear more normal by acting on the stage. But this also caused her to act and pretend both on- and off-stage to be "normal", which eventually made her "forget" her real self. She claims her "normal" persona is what she used during her career as an actress, but not really her real self.
Joey WylesJohn's dead twin brother whom he could not remember the existence of due to the excessive consumption of Beta Blockers.
A Bird Story
The BoyThe main character of the story, the boy is a young child who lives predominately by himself, only receiving contact with his parents through notes they leave him each day.
- Friendless Background
- No Name Given: In A Bird Story, at least.
- Parental Abandonment
- Unreliable Narrator: The story is told through his POV, so the Imagine Spots and reality blend together.
The BirdA bird found by the boy being attacked by a badger. He rescues it and nurses it back to full health.
- All Animals Are Dogs: The boy teaches the bird to play fetch, although it isn't easy, as the bird continually tries to run away with the paper plane, or at one point, dunk it in the water, and use it as a boat!
- But Now I Must Go: A rare heartwarming example, as the bird eventually leaves to return to its family/friends, and when it returns to see the boy one last time, it is accompanied by another bird.
- No Name Given
- Pet Baby, Wild Animal: To the boy, who adopts it after he finds it being attacked by a badger.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: In an interesting take on the trope, it isn't the bird's appearance that makes it so adorable, it's his actions.
- Shoo the Dog: Near the end of the story. It does come back to see the boy one last time though.
The VetA vet whom the boy goes to visit to help bandage and repair the bird's broken wing.
- Big Bad/Hero Antagonist: She's the main antagonist of the story, but only because the boy perceived her that way. All she's trying to do is take in the bird so she can protect it.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: She ends up working together with the teacher to retrieve the bird near the end of the story.
- No Name Given