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Characters: Zoophobia
The heart of Zoophobia is its eclectic, wildly original cast of characters. Ranging from humans to animals to the strangest of creatures and most mysterious of entities, they are the bread and butter of the story. And knowing all the characters Vivienne has created solely for this comic and shown us already, yet have not appeared in the comic so far, this page will be ever-growing in content.

Note: Due to the expected myriad of characters, please list all entries in alphabetical order.

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    Zoo-Phoenix Academy Staff 

Alanzo Valdez

"Soopitity-doopity to meetcha! My name is Alanzo but call me Al! It's shorter!"

As the Z.P. Academy Dance instructor, Alanzo is eccentric, zany and light-hearted, much like his wife. Despite his boundless sense of humor, his manner tends to come off as strange and abnormal to others.

  • Camp Straight: He teaches dance and wears a tutu yet is quite happily married to Jackie.

First appearance here.

Cameron Walden

"S-so I'm stuck in the crazy magical world of oversized talking animals?"

A terribly neurotic young woman with an immense fear of animals, Cameron Walden is the protagonist of the introduction arc. She was recently fraudulently employed as the Z.P. Academy's new guidance counsellor. Despite her tendency to be faint of heart, she is go-getting, curious, and passionate to be of help to others. She also enjoys sleeping and long walks on the beach.

  • Deadpan Snarker: On some occasions.
    Jackie: This is the "Arts" wing!!
    Cameron: Oh my...never woulda guessed...
    Jackie: Hahaha, sarcasm! I like you, Cam.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Her zoophobia tends to make her come off as somewhat rude. Getting a deafening scream from her in response to an attempt at friendliness? No thanks.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She is often on the receiving end of Infodumps and by proxy, so are we.
  • Nervous Wreck: Being one of the few humans in a school full of animals, and quite zoophobiac, she tends to spend a lot of time cringing in a fetal position. Even provides the page image.
  • Nice Girl: Her phobia aside, she sincerely wants to help others and tries to make sure her office is appropriately calming to her charges.
  • Stranger in a Strange School: An ordinary human teacher? In a school of animals, shapeshifters and other magical beings?
  • Why Did It Have To Be Animals?: She provides the comic's title, after all.

First appearance here.

Carrie

"She sure is a scrawny-gangly-shaky lil' thang! Ain't she?"

With sharp-wit and masterful creature-handling skills, Carrie is certainly someone not to not be trifled with. She teaches Creature Studies at the Z.P. Academy.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Fabian

"Oh nonsense Carrie. I think Ms. Cameron looks perfectly fine."

A suave and sultry fox with a very open mind. Despite his calm and collected mien, he is secretly constantly trying to escape the reminders of his wildly adventurous past. He teaches Psychology at the Z.P. Academy.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: His previous New-Age Retro Hippie ways advocating inter-species relationships landed him a long list of enemies.
  • Fantastic Foxes: Talking 45 year old human-sized fox.
  • Hippie Teacher: He apparently used to be rather wild, but still has a bit of his old days left in him.
  • Mysterious Past: He and Simon knew each other, but exactly how is yet to be revealed.
  • Prehensile Tail: Uses it as a weapon against Simon and Venganza.
  • Really Gets Around: When he was younger he was supposedly quite The Casanova. He grew out of it after getting someone pregnant.
  • The Xenophile: He is a strong supporter of inter-species relations, and is more attracted to humanoids than other animals. Probably explains why he was hitting on Cameron.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Jacinta 'Jackie' Valdez

"Not another word, Zech! I got this!"

The wacky, loud and cheerful Z.P. Academy Drama and Musical Theatre instructor. She loves her students and her work, and refuses to be censored. She is the one who gives Cameron a tour of the school on her first day. Despite her initial appearance, she is an Avian, a bird shapeshifter.

  • Genki Girl
    Jackie: That is the BEST attitude to have, Cam!!! I am so proud of you!!!
  • Happily Married: Lovingly wed to fellow arts teacher, Alanzo.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blue, yellow, and green.
    • She and her husband's hair are shaped after their bird forms, macaws (in Jackie's case, a blue-and-yellow macaw).
  • Tragic Dream: She gave up her dream of being a star performer in order to help kids who are looked down upon, though she doesn't seem to mind at all.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can take on a harpy-esque appearance or become a full (oversized) bird. Her human form is her default form as it is easiest to move things around in.

First appearance here.

Keiko

"Is someone in need of a doctor?!!"

Creepy and ominous in movement and appearance, Keiko is not the most fitting school doctor. Not particularly skilled socially, she loves to scare people out of their wits. She finds it hilarious, not fully registering that fear is a serious thing. Works as a doctor at the Z.P. Academy, known for being a very competent surgeon but only the academy is willing to employ her with her looks and record. She adores stuffed toys, animals and cute things, oddly caring for them and taking them more seriously than her peers.

  • Creepy Cute: Scissors for a hand? Check. Carved smile? Check. You'd-swear-it's-deliberate sinister nature? Check. Utterly lovable? Check.

First appearance here.

Malcom

"Good evening!...Morning?...Day!!"

Though he has been blind since birth, Malcom has interestingly enough landed himself the position of Z.P. Academy Flight Instructor, as well as being known for being more aware of his surroundings than most others seem to be. He is also known for making friends with the students and causing quite a bit of trouble for his fellow staff members.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Perci

"Welcome to the Zoo, Cameron Walden!"

A creature of unknown species or origin, who is talkative and just a tad naïve. He is the teacher of languages at the Z.P. Academy and the first to happily welcome Cameron into the school.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Snake

"Save the jaw flappin' fer later, hunny."

Often cranky and irritable, she works as a messenger and envoy for Z.P. Academy and the rest of her world. She is known for her cigarette smoke tricks and expert marksmanship, carrying out duties requiring the latter of those skills.

  • Bad Ass: She's got glasses, firearms and cigarettes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "Save the jaw flappin' fer later, hunny. I don't wanna fly with a headache."

First appearance here.

Winston

"SLLURRRRRRP"

The principal of Z.P. Academy. Although he doesn't speak much, he sure manages to look dashing in that suit. He can be expected to be seen sipping his favorite tea.

First appearance here (introduced here).

Zechariah, aka 'Zech'

"You were not informed about this place before being sent here?"

The vice principal of Z.P. Academy, Zech is the ideal leader; confident, efficient, organized and a complete mystery to the rest of the school (including the staff). Like all vice-anythings, he has far more power than the actual principal.

  • Prehensile Tail: Has a very long and flexible tail that he wears a watch on. And it's strong enough to restrain a vampire.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While the other staff members are all rather loony, he always has his wits about him.
  • Shrouded in Myth: The students have a habit of making up outrageous legends about him, since not much is known about him.
  • The Stoic: He keeps up his cool and calm demeanour...most of the time.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

    Zoo-Phoenix Academy Students 

Addison Woods

  • Bio-Augmentation: He was created in a lab and injected with animal DNA in an unsuccessful experiment that left him with a few vaguely animalistic traits, a tail, and an immunity to snake venom.
  • Camp Gay: Though mildly in just appearance and mannerisms, he's still got that sassy gay in him.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Afkinz Payoray

"HISSSSS!!"

A real oddball with a scruffy appearance, Afkinz is seen as a bit of a strange little guy and faces rejection by others often. His unpredictable nature and general deviance hide the many talents and abilities he possesses. Oh, and he enjoys cats...a lot.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Baltimore Starlena

"Anything you can do, I can do better!"

A performer with the unwavering belief that she is the most skilled performer to ever exist. She does possess skill and talent to back up her words, but her arrogance and pride make her a favorable target for hatred.

  • Alpha Bitch: Thinks she's the best, assumed to be the best, is almost the best.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She hides her joy in tormenting others behind a sweet, innocent demeanor.
  • Evil Diva: She's a performer and sings, dances and acts. She also has a superior attitude and enjoys putting others down.

Camilla Jimenez

Who would've thought that the deer spirit of love and heart is the leader of a girl gang at the academy? Her rough and tough exterior masks a girl with a deep passion for dance, and a deeper passion for romance.

  • Broken Bird: Her attempts at finding true love left her marked as being promiscuous.
  • Good Bad Girl: She just wanted to share the love, but ends up becoming known as a "whore".

Damian Beelzly

"You really got your work cut out for you, lady!"

The Son of the Devil himself, Damian is destined to inherit the throne as ruler of Hell. However, he finds that an absolute snore and would much rather hang around up on the surface with his friends. Damian is a hotshot; he's snarky and sociable and does as he pleases, repercussions aside. Despite seeming bratty, he's deeply passionate about things he loves and longs for nothing more than to live in the limelight and express himself freely.

  • Anti Anti Christ: Introduces himself as the antichrist, but seems more interested in hanging out with his friends on the surface and tormenting his cousin.
  • Becoming the Mask: Damian has a dark side that appears to take over him when he becomes overwhelmed.
  • Bi the Way: "Flirty with any gender or species."
  • Black Eyes of Evil: He does often act pretty evil, and his eyes are almost completely black.
  • Combat Tentacles: Starts to grow them when angry at an evangelist.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Locking your cousin in his locker for a week just so your so-called rival forgets his anniversary with his girlfriend? That's not normal behaviour even by Zoo-Phoenix standards.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Debatable. Damian does have inner evil inside, but under his outer layer of jerkiness, he's more or less a decent guy who just wants friends.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jealous of Zill for dating Kayla, his obsessi-er, crush. To the point of attempting to engineer their breakup.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has a Dark Side, often indicated by when his eyes glow red.
  • Royal Brat: Quite a rambunctious spawn of the Devil.
  • Screw Destiny: He doesn't care for his destiny to become ruler of Hell; he'd much rather play his banjo and have fun with his friends.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Daphne Dafadiellia

Considering herself an a feminist, she has little tolerance of "idiots" and would much rather hang with her own gender. She doesn't have many friends but yearns for more, if it wasn't for her prudeness repelling people like the plague.

Jackson 'Jack' Wells

"Sorry! It's been a while since I had someone to talk to about my problems..."

Jack has endured quite the unfortunate life. Being blessed and cursed with the power of resistance to fatalities and overall immortality, he is still tragically able to experience all the horrific pangs of pain. It doesn't help that he has bad luck too. Despite this, he is as kind-hearted and gentle as they come.

  • Amusing Injuries: Due to being cursed with bad luck he tends to suffer accidents such as being crushed by falling stage lights.
    Zill: Yeah, this happens a lot.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Kayla Christling

"I mean, I don't mind whatever he planned. Anything would be fine with me. But he always does the most romantic things!"

The sweetheart of the academy, Kayla is always doing her very best to maintain both a stellar report card as well as express herself in her deepest passion: theatre. Kind-hearted and clear-headed, Kayla is an inspiration to all. But don't let her seemingly soft demeanour fool you; she's a powerhouse in fencing.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Leonardo 'Leo/Lenny' and Vincent 'Vince/Vinny'

"Vinnie: Dude! Damian! Your Nanny is fiiine! "H-O-T" fine!!"
"Leo: Lucky Bastard!!"

  • Nice Hat: One of the easier ways to tell Vinnny from Lenny is the fedora he always wears.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: You can count on them to lighten the mood by cracking a joke or two.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Leonardo is the one who loves stunt scenes and explosives (red), Vincent is the one specializing in the effects and editing (blue).
  • Those Two Guys: They're nearly inseparable twins after all.

First appearance here.

Penelope Cruize

A literal drama queen, or at least that's what she claims to be. Penelope is aloof and vain, as her outspoken attitude and theatrical talent lead others to believe that she is the top performer in the Z.P. Drama Class. However, with Kayla as competition, it's highly unlikely that this is the case. Penelope also harbors a prejudice against animals, but deep down has her own issues with herself to deal with.

First appearance here.

Quintin Gaboni

An avid LARP-er, Quintin is very much a classic fantasy nerd. He loves playing role-playing games with friends but doesn’t get out to much and can be shy when around people he isn’t as close to. He is friendly and intelligent, being extremely skilled at mathematics and special effects animation and coding. Has an obsession with wizards and dreams of becoming one, and can do some basic spells with the help of his adopted sister Sahara. He's actually more gifted with magic then she is, but has much less practice.

First appearance here.

Sahara Gaboni

"For my act, I'm gonna demonstrate some traditional magic!"

Silly, sweet and sassy, Sahara is the tour de force in her trio of friends consisting of herself, Damian, and Addison. Belonging to a magical bloodline but unfortunately lacking in powers herself, she is often seen hopelessly tampering with the supernatural- with less than desirable results. Orphaned early in her life, she was taken in and adopted by Quintin's family, and has since been happily living as a human in a world full of anything but them.

  • Happily Adopted: She has no qualms with her familial situation.
  • Magical Girl: Though her spells may not be so reliable, she's at the very least capable of conjuring one.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Her bloodline is supposed to be magical but she fails spectacularly at magic no matter how hard she tries.
  • Ritual Magic: Attempts to cast it anyways.
  • Sassy Black Girl: She has her moments. Her response to hearing that Zill forgot his and Kayla's anniversary was "Aw hell no!"

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Samuel 'Spam' O'Brien

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed, Spam is the happiest-go-luckiest little fella you'll ever meet. He always looks on the positive side of things and enjoys the simple little splendors of life.

  • Cheerful Child: Always has a smile on his face, and looks younger than most of the other characters.

First appearance here.

Taylor Lopez

Considering himself to be a ladies man, Taylor tries his hardest to be the cool guy that everyone knows, the guy everybody wants to be. Too bad his rival Zill already is.

  • Casanova Wannabe: He sees himself as suave and flirtatious, when he's really just a childish try-hard.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He doesn't really think about what he says before saying it, but most of the time, he means well.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to his friend Orion's sensitive guy. Funny enough, Taylor's the one who likes dancing and singing while Orion loves sports.
  • Unknown Rival: Thinks of Zill as his rival, but according to a character relationship chart the author drew, Zill doesn't seem to think the same.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Vanex Pierce

"Enjoy your stay."

Little is known about Vanex, and she prefers to keep it that way. She's usually seen buried deep within a book or leering at by-passers. She seems to be cold and emotionless but one can only assume that deep down she has a good heart.

  • Broken Bird: Implied that she has a difficult family life.
  • I Work Alone: Decidedly a loner, she doesn't crave any company but her own (or a book's).
  • Loners Are Freaks: Most of the other students at ZP seem to be a bit creeped out by her and avoid her.

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Zillion 'Zill' Martinez

"Catcha later baby!"

Zill is the all around great guy that everybody wants to know and every other guy wants to be. He's kind and caring but strong and focused. His confidence has built up over the years after getting over his insecurities over his rather odd appearance. He's the star of the academy's drama department, alongside his girlfriend Kayla.

  • Popular Is Dumb: Being so well-liked can lead to him being clueless and forgetful.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His wings appear out of nowhere when he wills them to.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Pulls these on Kayla here when trying to persuade her to get back together with him. It...doesn't sway her.

First appearance here. With dialogue

    World Residents 

Günter

"Very distasteful!"

Günter is generally very calm and collected, with highly refined and judgemental tastes. Despite his seemingly elitist and sharp attitude, he's prone to jealously quite easily. A graduate of the Z.P. Academy and a former student of Jackie, he often drops by to aid her in judging the annual talent show auditions among other drama-related duties.

  • Cat Smile: He has one for no particular reason.

First appearance here.

Jestine

"What I'm always watching. DREAMS!!"

First appearance here.

KayCee

"So lets get this party started then, shall we?"

Mysterious, unpredictable and downright insane, she appears to take a particular interest in the activities of a certain orange-haired anxious newcomer...

  • Ambiguously Evil: Reckless jokester or sinister manipulator?
    • Actually, she really isn't evil, just completely insane. She never does anything out of spite.

First appearance as "Claire" here, first appearance as herself here.

Leeson

"The only text you kids should be reading is the holy word of the Lord!"

First appearance here.

Nathan

An outright optimist, Nathan sees the world through rose-tinted glasses despite all the hardships he faces. His happy-go-lucky, super-dee-duper plucky outlook on life carries him onward and drives his ambition. He, like Günter, is also an alumni of Z.P. Academy and former student of Alanzo's dance class. He often visits the school to help out, as well as maintaining various side-jobs in hopes to eventually break into the starlight.

  • Large Ham: His sunny personality is quite over-the-top.
  • Nice Guy: He compliments Afkinz's apparently terrible performance.

First appearance here.

Skoni

"Fine! Have a nice day."

Skoni is the community mailman. Although it's a typically thankless job, he nevertheless manages to enjoy the task.

  • Creepy Cute: Some kind of unidentifiable creature with blank black eyes and what looks like stitches, but if you get past that.
  • Glasgow Grin: His mouth is made up of a stitches-looking pattern stretching across his face.
  • Seen It All: Type 3, his response to Cameron swinging a bat at him is an exasperated "It's been two weeks lady! I'm here to deliver your MAIL!" With a society like his, this is a given.

First appearance here.

    Villains 

Horris

"HAHAHAHAHAHA!! COWER IN FEAR PEASANT CHILDREN!!"

A self-proclaimed megalomaniac, he considers himself the baddest of the bad (and makes sure everyone knows it), but he's really nothing more than a pest who has a habit of popping up in places he's most unwelcome.

  • Blow You Away: He holds power over wind, but he's yet to be seen displaying these abilities that he boasts so much about, other than a few flashy gusts here and there.
  • Harmless Villain: He does nothing but ruin peoples' hairdoes with his dramatic entrances. Seriously.
    Horris: I hearby challenge you to a duel of power and skill!
    Zill: Yeeeeah...I really don't have time for this.
  • Large Ham
  • Power Of The Storm
  • Smug Super: Expect him to never, ever, be humble about his ostentatious wind powers (which really aren't all that).

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Simon

"Ya know I expected a much bigger fight then this..."

Master of snark and devoted subservient of Venganza, he is eternally bound to serve her every whim. Literally, since she turned him into a vampire, but he wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Servile Snarker
    Fabian: How dare you enter this school and endanger our students!
    Simon: So you're a teacher, huh? Figures.
    Fabian: Are you even listening to me?!
    Simon: Not really.

First appearance here.

Venganza

"I can see the fear in your eyes."

First appearance here.

    Hell Residents 

Bob and Larry

Major Styx's subordinates and henchmen of Hell. Bob never fails to fall short of Styx's work quota, while Larry seems to be a tad more aware of things (though that's not saying much).

  • Those Two Guys: There is no Bob. There is no Larry. Only a Bob and Larry.

First appearance here

Bozzwick Bloodsworth

"So it sounds like The Dame is up on the surface world!! I have a hunch...follow me girls..."

Manipulative and devious, Bozzwick has a tendency to act without thinking and put himself before others. Easily bored and blunt, he can also be very perverse, often causing awkward situations or toying with people’s emotional states. His devilish ways cause him to be a heartbreaker on the surface world, unlike in hell where almost everyone is very crazy and loose with things. Very good at manipulating Damian’s inner demon. Bozzwick has a spiteful relationship with Damian. Posing as his friend, he secretly enjoys making things hard for him or upsetting him.

  • False Friend: Pretends to be Damien's friend, but secretly enjoys making things hard for him.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: His chest is constantly bleeding but it appears to have no effect on him all that much.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: While he's not exactly evil, he's definitely devious and his main color scheme is red, black and white.
  • Sarashi: Has bloody bandages covering his bleeding chest.
  • Shapeshifter: Can shapeshift into a Bleeding Heart Pigeon.

First appearance here

Major Styx

"HOW COME I AM ONLY JUST NOW LEARNING OF THIS UNRULY DEMON STUFF?"

Stern and ultra organized, Major Styx is Satan's no-nonsense right-hand man, and keeping Hell functioning in tip-top shape is his highest priority. Unfortunately for him he commonly finds himself dealing with the most insufferably chaotic of people and situations where he somehow the blame and responsibility always falls on him. Despite his sour demeanor, Styx is deep, deep, deep down caring and only wants the best for everyone he holds close to his frigid little demon heart.

  • Color Contrast: Unlike the majority of Hell's demons who are usually found in varying shades of red and black, Major Styx is an eyesore of bright blue.
  • Comical Angry Face: Pretty much every face he makes when angry nearly.

First appearance here

Lucifer 'Satan' Beelzly

The Lord of Darkness and Ruler of Hell himself, Lucifer attains a strict order over all in which he presides. He also intends to keep Damian, his son, in tight order so he will be fit for ruling Hell himself one day. Unfortunately, his son is less than enthusiastic about this.

  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Combines this with Red Eyes, Take Warning. When angery he even seems to grow Extra Eyes to emphasize this even more.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Perhaps not "Jerkass," (though he IS Satan after all) but when he yells at Damian, Tenta and Styx about there being laws against demons in Safe Haven that could have gotten Damian killed and they didn't have his permission anyway, he's completely right.
  • Lawful Evil: Stated in-universe to be the alignment that he and the demons under his control subscribe to. Shown in his anger at his son and his caretakers. One of the reasons he brings up is that there are laws against demons in Safe Haven.
  • Mark of the Beast: Like Damian, Lucifer bears the inverted cross symbol on his body.

First appearance here.

Narissa

"Why do you hate it here, baby...?
Lucifer's wife and Damian's mother, queen of Hell. Dotes on her son.

First appearance here. With dialogue

Tentadora

"Yooou worry tooo much ♥"

A literal "hell machine", Tentadora was artificially created for the sole purpose of serving as a bodyguard for Damian when he was born but has since-forth adopted the role of being his 'nanny' as well. Her seductive appearance was modelled to give her the dual purpose of being a temptress on the surface world, tempting people to commit adultery and other sins to lure more souls into corruption for Hell to claim. She has fun with her task, but her true nature is far from what she seems; she is extremely silly, fun-loving and nurturing of Damian.

  • Hidden Depths: Seductress who is as silly as a pelican on a unicycle?
  • Stacy's Mom: Note all the 14-18 year old students gawking at her.
    Lenny: Dude! Damian! Your nanny is fiiine! H-O-T fine!

First appearance here (with dialogue).

Verin, Vetis, and Vespa (The Devil Sisters)

(From left to right) Vespa, Vetis, Verin
"Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee!"

Verin, Vetis, and Vespa are demon triplets who reside in Hell. Absolutely bonkers, positively zany, and down-right kooky: these three are constantly driving anyone they encounter up the wall. They are incredibly fond of Damian and follow him around everywhere in the Underworld.

  • Exotic Eye Designs: All three have unique pairs of eyes. It's pretty much the only way to tell them apart.
  • Hellish Pupils: Quite literally for Vetis who's eyeball has an inverted pentagram design as well as Vespa who bears inverted crosses.
  • MonkeyMoralityPose: Their motifs are based upon this. Verin is blind, Vetis is deaf, and Vespa is mute.

First appearance here


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