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Gwendolyn "Gwen" Elliot

The main character of the Quest, Gwen was 9 years old when the Bioweapons appeared, with her first memory being that of crawling out from underneath the still-cooling bodies of her parents.

  • A-Cup Angst: She begins regretting the alterations to her body, being especially bitter about her decrease in bust size. She eventually grows comfortable with her appearance, however.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: As with many Infected, her powers are associated with an animal. In her case, human.
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  • Bifauxnen: As a result of her powers, she loses almost all of her body fat and her body becomes slimmer, which when combined with her love of unisex armour and clothing, causes most to mistake her for a rather attractive male.
  • Big Eater: Her body requires immense amount of energy, to the point that she eats enough to feed someone for a year in a week, two years originally. She solved this by creating Food Bars, of which she requires 21 a day.
  • Broken Hero: A talented and helpful teenaged girl, who as a child, thought of raw rat as the greatest delicacy in the world.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Is constantly going out and helping people.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Noted to have what is quite possibly the most diverse Infection Template, as despite only having three powers as normal, each one is highly versatile. And then she gains more.
  • Da Chief: Verdict Commander of Sector 3, and the very first member of Verdict.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Gwen has the ability to reach up to 79% Infection Rate without becoming a Bioweapon, something that was previously thought impossible. However, if her control wavers, she'll instantly become a Bioweapon.
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  • Deity of Human Origin: The inheritor of the Gods Wrath, Gwen was given the task to become a new God...through devouring human souls.
  • Instant Expert: Due to immense natural intellect and talent, Gwen can learn what would normally take years in mere weeks through self-study. In fields she is particularly talented in, she reach levels most are simply unable to match. And even in fields she does comparatively poor in, achieving mastery takes but months, and considerably less if she has a teacher to help her.
  • Lack of Empathy: A problem Gwen struggles with: while genuinely kind and seeks to help people, once she actually helps them deal with the immediate issue, she then ceases to care about the situation. Nor does she necessary understand what a person needs, making do with route memorization and her psychic powers instead.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Acts as this for Grace, giving her a reason to be better.
  • Married to the Job: Gwen devoted herself to her job as a Verdict Commander, which nearly ended up damaging her relationship with Grace, and did do so with Yefimova. Overcoming this is part of her character arc.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: At full power, Gwen can unleash multi-megatonne explosive blasts at will. Her maximum has been calculated by a player to be 584 megatonnes.
  • Renaissance Man: As a result of her powers, Gwen ranges from basic proficiency to extreme competence in nearly every field of human activity. To the point that she could, if she so desired, earn Doctorates in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, despite a complete lack of training.
  • Teen Genius: One of the most intelligent and powerful humans alive, despite only being 16.
  • Weekend Inventor: Tends to spend some time working on various projects each week, which tends to pay dividends as she then patents and sells the designs.

Grace O'hara

A 20 year old inventor, shopkeeper and former vigilante, Grace and Gwen met while Gwen was walking through the city. The daughter of the very first human Bioweapon.

  • Broken Bird: Her life in Zero Point City, and to a lesser extent her life before, broke her. Then she meets Gwen.
  • Butch Lesbian: Vulgar, enjoyed getting into fights and shamelessly flirts with any attractive female she meets.
  • Death Seeker: Her time living in Zero Point city crushed her. It wasn't until Gwen came along that she regained the will to live.
  • Hot Scientist: Has a Masters Degree despite being only 20.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Despite being vocally lesbian, she falls in love with Gwen, who she believed to male.
  • The Lad-ette: Has on at least one occasion suggested going on a pub crawl to pick up "birds".
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Was, and still is, this to Gwen. Its Grace who ensures that Gwen doesn't let her job consume her, or think of people as mere objects and numbers.
  • Wrench Wench: An inventor specializing into energy systems. And has correspondingly been given the job of reverse-engineering an alien cannon.

Shika Torasu

A genius Japanese orphan and martial arts prodigy, Torasu was Gwens first roommate. Has since left for the Erlk homeworld.

  • Charles Atlas Superpower: While not naturally strong by the standards of Zero Point City, his training in martial arts have caused him to reach the point he can flip buildings.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Is incredibly popular, but is completely unaware of it.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite being incredibly smart and talented at martial arts, his self-esteem is horribly low. Due to have being abused as a child until he became so.


A teenaged Russian lieutenant and professor, and the one who taught Gwen tactics.

  • You Lose at Zero Trust: As a consequence of the players forgetting about a promise and not interacting with her, which was represented in-character as Gwen being overly focused on her job, Yefimova's SL has been "locked".

Petra Stayer

Verdict Commander of Sector 1, and a former refugee.

  • Having a Blast: Her blood is explosive, and can be used as fuel when sufficiently diluted.

Reece "Railgun"

Verdict Commander of Sector 2.

  • Shock and Awe: Has the ability to channel and direct electricity and magnetic fields.


A Verdict Officer of Sector 2.


A Verdict Officer of Sector 2.


A Verdict Officer of Sector 2, and a fellow Survivor.

Shenzou Xie Kou

A friend Gwen met while he was participating in an underground fighting ring.


An inventor who Gwen meets after beating a few gang-members and buying some stuff he had for sale. Eccentric but brilliant.

  • Ditzy Genius: Turns off food supplier to save on rent, and has no concept of money management or business.
  • Mad Scientist: Produces brilliant inventions, such as a personal spaceship and Perpetual Energy devices you can hole in your hand, and is prone to dramatic outburts.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Despite how brilliant and useful his stuff is, most of it is made only in limited qualities because he doesn't want it being misused. Eventually subverted after accidentally signing a deal and talking with Gwen. He ends up much happier as a result.


An Artificial God meant to be the Saviour/Messiah of mankind, and who was entrusted to Gwen's care.

  • Deus Est Machina: Her designation is literally Deus Apparatus Decem, and the "god" bit is quite literal.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: Gains power from her bonds with people, which is then used to support humanity.
  • Messianic Archetype: The world has been ruined by alien superweapons, the gods are dead and monsters have overrun the world. So they built a Messiah.
  • Physical God: A literal robot God.
  • Robot Girl: Even uses a picture of the same character for the article, funnily enough.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Holds this view of herself, as she was created entirely to guide and empower humanity. Gwen disagrees.

Lisandra Wilkes

A Verdict Officer of Sector 3, and therefore Gwen's subordinate.

  • Blood Knight: An adrenaline junky who regular fights Class 5's.

Percival Valencia

A Verdict Officer of Sector 3, and Gwen's subordinate. Shares Gwen's Infection Template(Human) and backstory.

  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Possessing good overall stats, and is only getting better as time goes on.


A 10-year old child rescued by Lisandra from a crime ring, whom possesses an incredibly rare Hybrid Template(Grolar Bear).—-

  • Child Prodigy: Is mentioned to be incredibly smart, learning at a rapid pace.
  • Superpower Lottery: A solid winner of it, as Hybrid Templates have not 3 powers, but 9 powers. As the Bear Templates are regarded as top-tier Templates, this gives him the potential to be stronger then Lyon.

Lyon Rho

One of the first Infected, and a possessor of the Ligier Hybrid Template, making him incredibly powerful.

Isabel and Joanna

Twin sisters and the strongest beings on Earth.

  • Blessed With Suck: Incredibly powerful, but their powers make it impossible to talk to people outside of using a camera and microphone.
  • Brown Note: Merely being in their presence causes most beings to freeze up, then have their brains literally rewrite themselves to forget about the experience.
  • Colony Drop: Have the ability to knock planets out of orbit.
  • Lonely at the Top: As a result of the above power, their incredible strength and their origin, they've been socially isolated for years.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: They can wield spheres which contain hundres of megatonnes of energy, and knock the Moon out of orbit.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Utilizes orbs made out thermal and nuclear energy that they can turn into spears and shields.


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