This sheet is for the central and recurring characters of Undocumented Features; because of the scope of UF, listing all its characters is neither practical nor possible if we don't want to break the wiki. Also note that UF is a very dynamic setting; all its characters continuously grow and change. These bios may simultaneously be both spoilers for earlier stories and obsolete relative to those written afterward.Let us repeat that, as it bears repeating: These biographical sketches will in many cases constitute spoilers for readers new to UF. In some cases simply the category they are listed under will be a spoiler. Peruse them at your own risk.That said, go and enjoy.This page is a stub, under construction at the moment. Yes, a page with more than 100 characters is still a stub.
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Wedge Rats and Their Contemporaries
Practically all the Wedge folk, and many of their friends and neighbors, became immortal in the late 20th century; they (and their children) all have Living Forever Is Awesome. They're also proven Eternal Heroes.
Fake Memories: Played with. Kei and Yuri remember their life as the, um, Lovely Angels before being created in the HoloDECStation, but also know that those memories can't be true from the very beginning. They're not at all bothered by this, and go on to establish the 3WA that they "remember".
Bigger Bad: Of the Exile stories, increasing his galactic power base while making life hell for Gryphon and the other surviving Wedge Rats. Notably, the Big Bad of Star-Crossed is driven off by the accidental impression that GENOM has arrived (it's actually The Cavalry).
Most Writers Are Writers: Who's the coolest dude in the universe? The one who has published hundreds of "So you just..." self-help guides and runs an in-universe comic book companynote Kris Overstreet runs a comic book company in Real Life.
Calling Your Attacks: Explicitly noted that she doesn't have to do so, because of a neural interface, but she does so anyway because Gunbuster was voice activated.
Earn Your Happy Ending: Everything that could go wrong in her life already has, and she still ends up in charge of the WDF Navy.
Iron Woobie: Survives an astounding amount of emotional damage, but there's a point at which iron itself will break.
Mayfly-December Romance: Part of the reason she and Martin Rose's avatar part ways is because of the spectre of this trope, since he refuses to become a Detian and he didn't want her to start aging for his sake.
Sexy Mentor: She was assigned as PCHammer's trainer once he joined the WDF.
Sole Survivor: Unlike Gunbuster canon, she and Kazumi had their Buster machines separated during their final mission — and Kazumi didn't escape the black hole bomb's blast.
The Chosen One: Her homeworld had a chosen one born during times of trouble with either great strength, great genius, or great charisma. She, Biiko, and Siiko were the first time all three chosen ones were born at once. It wasn't enough.
Dragon Her Feet/Dragon Ascendant: In the final Core era story, after Largo is killed, she takes command of the GENOM fleet and attempts to continue the war, but Iczer-1 and Vaughn (along with cooler heads in both fleets) put the kibosh on that, ultimately leading to Defeat Equals Friendship.
Granola Girl: Although she started out a standard, maybe even extreme, Vulcan, an encounter with Raoul Duke and the contents of his medical bag in the wake of a personal emergency left her with a rather... different outlook and philosophy, as well as a radically altered personality.
Nonhuman Sidekick: Mitra, a flying drone-thing that looks like a "chitinous football", and which seems to be something halfway between a robotic tool and a genuine pet.
Small Girl, Big Gun: Owns a Varista photon weapon and assorted other potentially hostile equipment, as a legacy of being a Hunter on her home world, Ragol. (And she's not all that small, so the gun is proportionally bigger.)
Big Bad: One of the early ones in Symphony of the Sword. Initially appears as the Psi Cop in charge of capturing Devlin Carter, but later we find out he's also a Sith.
Reassigned to Antarctica: After his WPI operation to capture Devlin Carter failed spectacularly, he was demoted and transferred to a post on the Moon. ("Worse pay, better hours... worse pay, better fellow workers.")
In sharp contrast to his father, Charles Broadbank, founder and CEO of AzTechnology, by all accounts a Cool Old GuyHonest Corporate Executive who is completely bewildered by his son's obsession with the Wedge Rats and would prefer that he drop his silly little vendetta and concentrate on business.
The Resenter: According to Word of God, cannot believe that Gryphon and the other immortals are as good and heroic as they appear, and expends a great deal of energy on deliberately trying to make their lives harder — to the point that all three of his daughters were conceived solely so that Gryphon's children would have their own nemeses as they grew up.
Ambadassador: Naturally, as the Klingon Ambassador to Babylon 6
Cool Big Sis: Played this role for Corwin when he was a kid.
Living Forever Is Awesome: She's 138 years old, but no one, not even her, is sure how that happened or how long the effects will last. It may have something to do with repeatedly using her waterbending abilities to heal herself.
Remember the New Guy: Her backstory with Corwin and the entire existence of her world are quickly retconned into place when she first appears as one of Utena and Corwin's wedding guests.
The Ragnarok Wave, "Second Generation" Characters, and Their Contemporaries
Strictly speaking, the "Ragnarok Wave" are those children of Wedge Defenders conceived in the days and weeks immediately following the averted Ragnarok, and born in and about 2390. However, as a category on this page it also includes pretty much anyone else from Midgard who is within a few years of their age and who plays a major role in Symphony of the Sword or Warriors of the Outer Rim. Also, as noted above, the children of Wedge Defenders and certain others are all immortal, of the Living Forever Is Awesome variety.
Animal Motif: Tigers. Much of her clothing is tiger-striped or black with orange accents.
Minored in Asskicking: First exhibited when she stomps the ever-living daylights out of Saionji in a live-steel duel in the WPI quad. Later taken to truly epic levels in the Duelists' Society.
Not What It Looks Like: Used verbatim in a note to her lover, when sleeping next to someone else. Though it was obvious to everyone that the relationship was heading towards what it looked like anyway.
Speech Impediment: In the UF "present day" she no longer has it, but since she could speak Kaitlyn had a truly epic stutter whose severity depended on how well she knew and trusted whoever she was talking to.
Training from Hell: The promotion ceremony to master of the Asagiri style, a long series of Rose Duels, was a little on the extreme side (while still being, of course, awesome). Justified in that it's her very last action as a student, and she'd face much harder real battles in the future. It works under essentially the same theory as Ph.D. oral exams — you don't have to win every time, you just have to show your skill and survive.
Triang Relations: by the end of the Symphony is in a type 8 relationship with Miki and Juri.
Four-Fingered Hands: But not because she's a cartoon. Oddly, this seems to be the first thing about her — instead of her hair, her eyes, her copper skin, or her tail — that clues people in that she's an alien.
The Sleepless: She only sleeps two hours a night; this is apparently a Dantrovian racial trait. To make matters worse (for her roommates and friends, at least), she is apparently able to "bank up" by sleeping for longer, and then stay awake for days without ill effects.
Speed Blitz: The Dantrovian "fight-or-flight" adrenaline overdrive, which basically turns her into the Tasmanian Devil for several minutes, after which she falls over, exhausted and unconscious.
Super Strength: In Wounded Rose, Moose effortlessly picks up a crated upright piano and carries it on his shoulder; later he carries it for an extended distance held out in front of him at arm's length.
Devlin Carter (or Carter Devlin, take your pick)
Catch Phrase: "I'm not very X, but I am Y", with X and Y being situationally-determined qualities; this is often self-deprecation, as Devlin frequently displays both qualities. A few examples:
"I'm not very smart, but my memory's good."
"I'm not very good with computers, but locks like me."
"I'm not very rich, but I am a gentleman."
"I'm not very strong, but I'm dext'rous."
"I'm not very brave, but I am loyal."
Cowardly Lion: Repeatedly insists he is a coward, but his actions argue otherwise.
Tykebomb: Liza was deliberately conceived and raised by her parents to torment Kaitlyn, as part of her father's obsession with proving that Gryphon wasn't as good and heroic as he appears to the galaxy at large.
Tykebomb: Clarissa was deliberately conceived and raised by her parents to torment Gryphon and MegaZone's children, as part of her father's obsession with proving that Gryphon wasn't as good and heroic as he appears to the galaxy at large. Unlike her sisters, she not only fully embraced the role, she expanded on it.
Lonely Rich Kid: Because she refused to act as a nemesis/tormentor for the youngest Hutchins/Morgan/Daniels children, her parents ignored and isolated her, and eventually all but disowned her. Fortunately, it's noticed, her guardianship is taken away from her parents, and Belldandy practically adopts her.
Spoiled Sweet: despite the best efforts of her parents to turn her into a clone of Liza and Clarissa.
Tykebomb: Averted. Although Marietta was deliberately conceived and raised by her parents to torment Gryphon and MegaZone's children, as part of her father's obsession with proving that Gryphon wasn't as good and heroic as he appears to the galaxy at large, she refused to go along with her father's agenda.
The Atoner: Runs away and joins the Jedi Order after nearly killing Achika Shannon by accident during a sparring session.
The door swung open to reveal a young blonde woman with a bright smile on her face. "Hi, Logan!" she said, leaping to give the shorter man a hug, then repeated it on Geoff with a cry of "Hello, person I don't know!" before dragging the two men in the door.
Genius Ditz: Although she initially gives every impression of being nothing more than a fashion-obsessed airhead, as of the events of Code-Name Ultra it's clear that Mirai is a genius at public relations and managing media — to the point where her airhead persona may actually be little more than Obfuscating Stupidity.
Dorothy can avert this at will, having the conscious ability to make her normally-silent mechanical actuators audible while at the same time changing her body motions from lifelike to inhumanly mechanical. It's stated that she employs this almost useless ability solely to taunt those who already react negatively to her robotic nature.
Robosexual: Is in a serious relationship with Miki for an unspecified length of time.
Sexbot: Subverted. Although she is "anatomically complete" and capable of sexual relationships, she was not designed nor used by her creator for that purpose. He was probably just trying to design the most complete Replacement Goldfish he could.
The Chosen One: Certain factions late in Symphony of the Sword think that Utena is "the One" due to how much change she tends to instigate. She did win the power to revolutionize the world, after all.
Cool Sword: Four! The Sword of Dios, renamed The Heart of the Rose, a sword that appears to be made of her Heroic Spirit alone. The Thorn of the Rose, a Valkyrie blade of deeply blued steel bearing the runic inscription: "Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty." And finally, a red lightsaber. And now, Cortana, forged of the same steel as Durandal and Joyeuse. Given her unpredictable fighting style, it's hard to tell which is the better weapon.
Triang Relations: She is married to both Anthy and Corwin, and Corwin is the father of Anthy's daughter Annabelle (named after Ben Hutchins' mother). It's expected that Anthy and Corwin will get married eventually.
Warrior Prince: The reason for having the Rose Prince in the first place.
The Hecate Sisters: Related to the above; this trope is heavily played with. Anthy's character spends so much time crossing the line between being a princess that needs to be protected, and a old and scheming witch that it's hard to tell how to classify her. This is intentional, and part of the deconstruction from the original source. But as she goes forward in Symphony of the Sword, the reconstruction enhances both her witch and princess aspects as she finds her prince and trains to be a sorceress — and then she decides to be a mother. By the end of the Symphony, she's an exemplar of all three aspects of Hecate: maiden, mother, and witch.
Non-Human Sidekick: The Ridiculously Cute Critter Chu-Chu, though we don't see him much after the Second Symphony. Chu-Chu's most recent appearance in "Try, Try Again", when he makes his appearance perched on Korra's shoulder, implies that he's originally from Diqiu.
Teach Me How To Fight: Played with, since he was already an experienced kendoka when he asked Kaitlyn. Still, he had been on quite the losing streak, losing to Utena, Touga, and finally Kaitlyn before his self-esteem issues finally caught up with him.
Plucky Girl: Go to another plane to protect Lady Utena? Sure, why not!
Took a Level in Badass: The anime makes a point of how ordinary she is (though, like everything else in Utena, this is subject to subversion and Mind Screw). So then Skuld goes and makes her a Lensman, and she becomes The Green Lensman.
Triang Relations: by the end of the Symphony is in a type 8 relationship with Kaitlyn and Juri.
Twin Telepathy: A limited version with Kozue; they can't really communicate, but they mesh into essentially a single four-armed organism during certain tasks — like playing piano duets or piloting starships in battle.
Twin Telepathy: A limited version with Miki; they can't really communicate, but they mesh into essentially a single four-armed organism during certain tasks — like playing piano duets or piloting starships in battle.
Mission from God: His Trial of Ascendance, in which he is sent to Cephiro, the Tenth World, to figure out what the hell is going on there and report back to Odin and Asgard on what he found.
Nigh-Invulnerability: He is actually invulnerable to anything from Cephiro, due to being the Pillar. But he's pretty damn tough to everything else, being a half Physical God and half Detian.
Physical God: Son of Gryphon and Skuld Ravenhair. After his trial, God of Mecha.
The Prophesied One: Corwin's nickname, as a running joke in the family. Urd said that Corwin was the fulfillment of some ancient prophecy, but doesn't even remember saying it due to being drunk on sake at the time. Yes, the Norn of Memory forgot.
Through His Stomach: He has plenty reasons to love Belldandy, but the lasagne tops the list. Uum'y cooked for him in Cephiro, and we know how that turned out.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can switch between winged cat, elf-like humanoid, and full dragon shapes, although the latter seems to exhaust him if maintained for too long. (Then again, he's still quite young by draconic standards; presumably it'll stop being exhausting when he's older.)
Physical God: of Death. after Twilight, she's co-ruler, with her partner Forseti, of Hel (one "l", not two - Nilfhelm, Surtur's realm, is Hell in UF), the domain where all those who have led good lives but who don't make the cut for entry into Valhalla go in the afterlife. Gryphon once described UF-Hel in the forums as being a lot like Minneapolis - mighty cold in the winter, but otherwise a very nice place.