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Characters from True Villains.

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Sebastian Jalek

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"I'm not just your run-of-the-mill adventurer. I'm Sebastian Jalek, adventurer extraordinaire!"

One of two newcomers to Xaneth's team. Sebastian is a famous adventurer whose talents in alchemy and combat are recruited by Xaneth.

Xaneth Antaris

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"Because I have a plan. I always have a plan. So I want you to trust that it is going to work. Do exactly as I say, and you will come out just fine."

The Big Bad of the dungeon, and a very, very shrewd planner. Xaneth is never far from his crystal ball which allows him to see many, many things, as befits a demon of the God of Vision.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis- With surveillance, preparation, and an uncanny talent for gauging people's abilities in battle, he's much more dangerous than even his own considerable power suggests. He handily defeats a Master of Illusion prophet of Nox by identifying and hijacking her own illusions.
  • Card-Carrying Villain- He's the first to admit that he is Evilinvoked — not because his mission requires it, but because he has more fun that way.
  • The Chessmaster- It comes with the territory as a demon of the God of Vision.
  • Combat Pragmatist- Why fight Dove when you can drop a bomb on him from overhead?
  • Curb-Stomp Battle-
    • Frequently engages in these, with the exception of a single offscreen duel. It's especially telling that he's able to force the retreat of Alyssa, Olivia and Brawn (after Sebastian, Bayn and Elia are all indisposed) within a couple of pages.
    • The vampire Paladin hands him one, tearing him to shreds.
  • The Dreaded- Gleefully exploited. All he has to do is fly into a town square and introduce himself and the populace flee en masse.
  • Gilligan Cut- "Where are all my minions?!" "HERE I AM!"
  • Ineffectual Death Threats- His dialogue with Mia almost solely consists of these.
  • Pet the Dog- With much grumbling, he makes occasional gestures of kindness to his team, like sewing Sebastian a new dorky backpack and punting his sister away rather than make him kill her.
  • Tempting Fate- Increasingly during Saga 1, when the Golem comes to the dungeon.
  • Troll- As often as he says he punishes errors with extreme prejudice, he usually settles for merciless snark instead.
  • Would Hurt a Child- ...And endlessly threatens to do so when Mia is within view.
  • Xanatos Gambit- At one point makes reference to a "Grandmaster Plan" that's ensured to succeed no matter what issues the past will unearth he's putting into motion when Sebastian asks why he spared him. The ending of Saga 5 makes him seriously reconsider the validity of that statement.

Elia Radscallion

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Elia's current appearance
"Aww, you still feel guilt! That's precious."

One of Xaneth's allies and a powerful Necromancer. She is introduced when she is enlisted to kill the survivors of Dorn.
  • A Day in the Limelight- Saga 4 puts her and her back story in the spotlight.
  • Affably Evil- She's a murderous psychopath who enjoys the prospect of having a few survivors to eviscerate. But she's such a sweetie. And she helps a random elf-girl out just because she was very obviously hiding her pain.
  • Ax-Crazy- Implied to have been reigned in by Xaneth since her Dark and Troubled Past as a serial killer. She lets it out full force when she storms a mansion with her undead army to rescue Aya.
  • Card-Carrying Villain- Vocally, happily, flagrantly Evilinvoked.
  • Cuteness Proximity- Falls victim to this when Sebastian brings back Mia, who she's under orders to kill. A polite introduction and a cheery grin later and Elia's completely won over.
  • Good Hurts Evil- Her body is held together by Dark magic, which means the Paladin's Light magic Super Mode cripples her just for standing too close.
  • Gorn- Tends to happen when she's around. Her Establishing Character Moment is her melting a mugger's face off.
  • Lady of Black Magic: An elegant, always perfectly dressed lady from a noble family, she is also an eighty-four-year-old necromancer, held together with black magic and spite, who can paint the town red with undead armies and deadly spells and will literally rip off her own skin for a tactical advantage.
  • Machete Mayhem- Her weapon of choice, as revealed when she storms the mansion in Saga 4.
  • Nightmare Fetishist- Calmly and cutely tells Sebastian that she's off to melt some people, has the most gleeful expression while slaughtering innocents, and was in a relationship with a werewolf for an undetermined amount of time.
  • Not Me This Time- During Saga 3, there is a murder conducted in the exact same style Elia used when she lived nearby as a serial killer decades ago.
  • Older Than She Looks- She's an 86-year-old necromancer who keeps a collection of youthful skins.
  • Purple Eyes - While normally green, her eyes glow purple when she uses her necromancy. This makes it easy to pick out which of her undead she's currently inhabiting while playing decoy.
  • Serial Killer- Her back story, and the reason she changes skins when she accompanies Sebastian to Grantiar Isle.
  • Skin Walker- She's able to switch skins like a normal person switches dresses. Leads to a slight Glamour Failure when a monster pierces holes through her usual skin while she's not in it.
  • Soul Jar - Of a sort. At one point, she is shown to be capable of switching bodies by transferring her eyes between them - even leaving her own skeleton behind.
  • Would Hurt a Child- For a terrible moment, she confirms she'd do this, as per her orders. Luckily she's not immune to the Cuteness Overload personified that is Mia.
  • Yaoi Fangirl- In the April Fools comic.

Mia Jalek

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"I can't just give you things for nothing! Then you'd start expecting them. I have to keep you on a short leash, or else you'll be bad."

The team's cute child as well as golem maker. Mia has a special ability to craft metal with her bare hands and infuse it with magical spirits. She lived in Dorn as a street rat but is taken in by Sebastian.

  • Barefoot Poverty- Despite joining up with Xaneth's team, she has yet to wear shoes unless in disguise. Or using the Boots of Jumping and Kicking.
  • Cheerful Child- Despite being a homeless orphan, she is pretty much always happy.
  • Conveniently an Orphan- Lucky for Sebastian that the only survivor of his massacre of Dorn is happy to leave the place behind.
  • Daddy's Girl- Sebastian cares for Mia a great deal, and when he rescues her from the Paladin he is actually crying.
  • Daddy's Little Villain- She's happy to help out Sebastian and Xaneth with their evil plans, including murdering a Chosen One for them.
  • Enfant Terrible: Xaneth's enemies see her as one. Killing Ritania edges her closer to this trope.
  • Happily Adopted- Sebastian took Mia in- she uses his name because she does not know her own.
  • Innocent Prodigy- Mia is able to build very stable and well working golems- never mind her special ability. She makes all the joints and hinges work, and can do it quickly. She even built a functioning watch. She's also able to talk down to Xaneth and live.
  • Little Miss Badass- When her golems don't do the trick, she can kick ass in her Powered Armor.
    • And then she makes Amber, a Powered Armor Golem. Which also gets blessed by a Prophet of Ket. It doesn't quite even the odds against a super-powerful vampire paladin, but the pair does manage to hold their own very well.
  • Obliviously Evil- Due to Moral Myopia in favour of her new friends or just not understanding what they're doing, she's happy to make heavy weapons for self-declared villains. She also has no problem with killing a Chosen One, because "People die all the time!"
  • The Pollyanna- Despite a Hilariously Abusive Childhood on the streets of Dorn, she's relentlessly cheerful, even when exploring torture chambers or looting corpses. Even Tom's death only lowers her spirits for a short time.
  • Powered Armor- She can create sprite-infused armor at a moment's notice, making her a much more creditable combatant.
  • Token Good Teammate- More Neutralinvoked than Good.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist- Mia is relatively good for being on an evil team. Her solution to the final dilemma in Saga 3? Tell the truth and get the bad guy.

Bayn Pheonix

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"I am a sorcerer of Ket. Even as a child, I have power and knowledge most would only dream of."

A sorcerer and associate of Xaneth's. He was old, but then turned into a child, and now works directly with Xaneth, as he did in the past. He does not like his new body, and bemoans the loss of his abilities.

  • Badass Mustache- He tried to cultivate one in his early adventuring years, but then it was burned off in a fight with a fire priest.
  • Barrier Warrior- Uses shield spells with great versatility and effect.
  • De-Power- After being de-aged, Bayn remembers everything he learned over his life, but can only perform the basic magic that he could do when he was ten.
  • Dysfunctional Family- Bayn does not like his family. At all.
    Dove: I am going to murder your entire family.
    Bayn: Please do.
  • Enfant Terrible- Unlike Mia, Bayn goes directly into battles.
  • Fountain of Youth- Bayn is transformed into a child by Xaneth.
  • The Power of the Sun- Uses this briefly to amplify his magic tremendously, before Xaneth de-ages him to keep him from becoming too powerful.
  • Precision F-Strike- When the newly vampirized Paladin disarms him of his magical focus.
  • Punch Clock Villain- He's explicitly Evilinvoked, but largely goes along with what Xaneth wants.
  • Skunk Stripe- Gets one when Ket restores his powers.
  • Spock Speak- Bayn rarely uses contractions and, according to Mia, talks like an old man.
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