Web Original: The Tower Tournament

The Tower is awake...

An ominous tower has sent invitations of a new tournament. Telling its promise of rewards: wealth, wishes, and more. But what hidden secrets does this tower have in store for it's contestants?

In the heart of the tower sleeps an android whose energy derives from living beings around it. After completing its eons old mission of collecting knowledge throughout the universe, it reconstructs itself into a tower, sheltering all of the archived knowledge within. In an urgent search for more energy, the tower reawakens and lures its combatants into a false tournament. All fight their way out for their reward, little do they know the horror that lies before them should they lose.

Each doorway and floor of the tower is comprised of the android's memories and are projected as physical holograms that can very well kill you at the wrong step. These memories contain environments from all over the universe, try to expect the unexpected. Nothing is as it seems...

Tropes Regarding the Tower's NPC's






Tropes Regarding Various Contestants

Aaron and Rent

Dropped out in Round 2


Lost in Round 2 to the Pirate Witch

Aengus and SALS.

Lost in Round 1 to Jack

Alexandra “Tremor” Way and Freeman Graham (Not Pictured)

Dropped out in Round 1

Alpheus and Lilith

Lost in Round 2 to Mia

And Chicken

Andrew Chicken
Lost in Round 1 to Maya

Carlos Hajime

Lost in Round 2 to Omni and Odi

Daisy and Block (Not Pictured)

Dropped out in Round 1

Elliot Crow “E.C.” Dread and Snow


Faith and Magenta

Lost in Round 1 to Tiffany

Jubatus and Farfalla

Lost in Round 1 to Lilith and Alpheus

Fool and The Oracle

The Oracle
  • Shock and Awe: Fool has electrokinetic powers given to her by The Oracle - a natural side effect.
  • Regenerating Health: Fool can regenerate her health if in the presence of nuclear radiation.
  • The Faceless: The Oracle, whose "face" is always hidden in shadow due to his lack of a physical body.
  • Action Girl: Fool is the leader of a band of refugees called The After Earth Rebellion.
  • Man Child: Fool still acts naive and trusting even in the face of an enemy.
  • Olderand Wiser: The Oracle is ageless and His species has existed since the Universe began.

Helen Swiftwell and Avi

Helen and Avi
Lost in Round 1 to the Pirate Witch


Lost in Round 1 to Sarah


Lost in Round 2 to Fool

Jaeger “Jive” Vanitas

Dropped out in Round 1


Lost in Round 1 to Samuel


Lost in Round 1 to Mia
  • Summoner


Lost in Round 1 to Omni & Odi
  • Action Girl: She's part of a rebel group fighting some invaders about five times her size, 'nuff said.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Due in part to Kakei's translator (her natural speech sounds like chirping), but still.
  • Afraid of Needles: She also has a fear of surgery and death.
  • Berserk Button: Kakei can be a little spirited sometimes, especially if you get her angry.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's tiny, she's cute, and she can really pack a punch... er... kick.
  • Dont Call Me Short: This can really set her off.
  • Fragile Speedster: Kakei prefers speed over defense any day.
  • Genre Savvy: Kakei watches a lot of movies and TV shows from all over.
  • Humanoid Aliens: She's an alien and she's humanoid... need I say more?
  • Higher-Tech Species: Her species, the Etea, have civilian space travel, energy weapons, translating devices, and pieces of technology that can change a person's shape.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Kakei can be highly sarcastic when she wants to be... which is often.
  • Little Miss Badass: Kakei might be 4'6", but she can still kick your ass.
  • Little People: Kakei's species is usually under 5 feet tall with some variation.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: One of her goals in entering the tournament.
  • My Greatest Failure: The reason why she entered the Tower... all will be revealed in due time.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: If she could have carried a bigger gun into the OCT with her, she would have.
  • Survivors Guilt: Because of her greatest failure, she also has a bit of survivor's guilt.
  • Tentacle Hair: Kakei's "hair" is composed of many tiny antenae, that serve the practical purpose of picking up changes in air pressure.
  • Wrench Wench: Kakei is an all-purpose mechanic, but more specifically builds guns.

Kuteeanin "Kute"

Lost in Round 3 to Omni & Odi


Dropped out in Round 2



Nadia (Not Pictured)

Dropped out in Round 1

Nicholas November

Lost in Round 3 to Mia

Odi and Omni Viceray


Pirate Witch

Pirate Witch
Lost in Round 2 to Fool


Lost in Round 2 to Kute

Sarah Cerrax

Dropped out in Round 3

Setas Flynn (Not Pictured)

Dropped out in Round 1

Shikyo Akayami and Jack Tayian

Lost in Round 1 to Fool
  • Shikyo is an ill tempered, hot headed Cat Girl Bounty Hunter that persists in finding the person who killed her loved one. Love Makes You Crazy as they say.
  • Jack is an anthropomorphic dog character that follows Shikyo loyally, despite the obvious threats she's shown to give him. He searches for Shikyo's targets and seems to hide in the background.
  • Action Girl: Shikyo.
  • Badass Normal: While mythical creatures, Shikyo and Jack are relatively "Human" creatures. No super powers as we know of in any form. And They're going to take on a tournament in the universal archives.
  • Berserk Button: Shikyo does not want to hear you tell her that her mission is meaningless.
  • Brains and Brawn: Jack is the brains, Shikyo is the brawn.
  • Butt Monkey: Of most fan art of Jack, he's usually seen overpowered by Shikyo. Not that it's too far off, as Shikyo seems to frequently ignore and threaten him according to the audition comic.
  • Cat Smile: More like a cat frown in Shikyo's case. She rarely smiles to begin with.
    • Nai on the other hand does this throughout most of the audition.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Jack, oh so much.
  • Guns Akimbo: Shikyo's means of fighting. She wields two bayonet pistols of different bullet types, colored red for the normal bullets, and blue for the laser bullets.
  • Hypocritical Humor: The entire audition comic seems to build up just how hypocritical Shikyo is.
    • "I'm not going to some silly get together a bunch of battle crazed detectives are invited to!" just a page ago she talked about how she took out a target because he badmouthed her.
    • "Obssessed over a hunk of tech. How shallow can you be?" What's Shikyo's biggest drive again? Oh yes, revenge.
  • Jerkass: It's practically in Shikyo's bio.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: To those who don't know, "Shikyo" means "Death" in Japanese.
  • Scars Are Forever: Jack has a nice cut running from his cheek down to the side of his throat.
    • Jack appears to be missing an eye, if his eye patch amounts to anything.
  • Universal Driver's License: Shikyo seems capable of flying a helicopter... until she crashed it besides the Tower.
  • What Could Have Been: There's implications that another group of characters were considered for this tourney. But they were busy and Shikyo took the call.
    • Great-Leo had explained he was originally going to have the duo crash INTO the Tower.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shikyo.
  • Youkai: A notable feature of the duo, Shikyo's listed as a bakeneko (Monster cat) and Jack is listed as a bakeinu (Monster dog). Thing is neither seem very powerful in the magic department. In their audition, their perky bartender "Nai" points out that all sorts of youkai exist in their dimension.

Taeky (Not Pictured)

Dropped out in Round 1

Tiffany Eleanor “T.E.” Emmerson and Octavius

Dropped out in Round 2