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Characters from the fourth (chronologically first) round of Airlocked, covering their appearances before the final round. For characters who survived to that point (all two of them, plus one ghost), see Airlocked Round Five for spoilers for that round.

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     Round 4 Characters 

Akira Kurusu

Champion Trickster

"Burying something isn't the same as being free of it. All it does it give it time to rot and poison everything around it."

Died during the final trial.

  • Bi the Way: Openly confesses this to Kaiba when admitting his attraction to him. He flirts with Miki, Marisa and Roxy rather blatantly, comments on Prompto's girl shorts and gets flustered by Osomatsu-disguised-as-Karamatsu's soft hands on top of his feelings for Kaiba.
  • Drink Order: Drinks enough coffee that he smells like it 24/7.
  • Ethical Slut: Calls himself this. He flirts around, but says he only does it when he's actually interested.
  • The Gadfly: A subdued example. While he can be serious he has a habit of saying weird things and enjoying the reactions.
  • Harem Seeker: Kisses Marisa and Kaiba, flirts with Miki a lot too, and wouldn't mind being with all of them (or more) — as long as nobody was upset about it. Akira does get self-conscious about this, assuming that Kaiba will want him to stop being the way he is with the others after he confesses his feelings.
  • One-Liner: Subverted. While he's tried to pull off a few cool quips the reaction has gone from ignoring them all the way to calling him out for trying too hard.
  • Phantom Thief: Quite literally his job title, though he often crosses over with Classy Cat-Burglar. Especially as his D&D character, who is literally a cat burglar.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Kaiba's blue, even down to their usual color schemes.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Can do this at will, but never seriously. Loses this ability when his glasses are destroyed during his and Kaiba's attack on Rox.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Swears very casually, often as "sentence enhancers" rather then any attempt to shock or be rude. A side effect of being a modern teenage "delinquent". It's when he drops the cursing that you have to worry.
  • Terse Talker: Occasionally falls into this as a way of mimicking his short in-game dialogue choices.
  • The Leader: Is called this by a few of the Champions, especially among the teenagers. Largely the Charismatic brand of leader, but can dip into the Headstrong archetype as well.
  • The McCoy: Has issues accepting that he can't do the "right thing" at trials, leading to arguments and multiple near breakdowns.
  • Tohoku Regional Accent: Grew up speaking like this, but usually speaks in a more standard Tokyo dialect out of embarrassment. When he does slip up it's when he's impaired or upset. The in universe translator expresses his accent as a slurring, drawling mess- sometimes even refusing to translate it at all. He loosens his grip on this over time and as he grows more comfortable with his fellow Champions.

Chitose Karasuma

Champion of Mediocrity

"Well, don't ask stupid questions, stupid!"

One of the victims of Week 2 (Case 1).

  • Loners Are Freaks: Chitose purposely isolates herself and rejects all help because she's afraid that she'd leave herself open to be killed. This develops into paranoia and she tries to pick a target and kill someone herself before anyone can get her.
  • Manchild: Female example, where she tends to pick fights with children and get easily annoyed.
  • Older Than They Look: Yes, she's 22. The girlish look is supposed to help her career.

Chloe Price

Champion of Max Caulfield

"Fuck all of this. Fuck being destiny's plaything."

Punished during Week 2.

  • Always Save the Girl: The idea that Max (her Max) is being held hostage is enough to get her to attack Rox. It really doesn't end well for her.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: As revealed in Round 3 and hinted by her title, Chloe reconnects with and falls in love with her childhood best friend.
  • Odd Friendship: With Miki.
  • Screw Destiny: She believed that fate could be changed, only to have to give up her own life and undo all the changes Max made so they could save the town. Chloe holds spite for the concept of destiny as a result.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Every other word out of her is an F-bomb.
  • The Needs of the Many: Operates on this logic, generally. It's how she justified sacrificing herself for her town, for starters.
  • The Stoner: Her renewable regain is weed.

Karamatsu Matsuno

Champion of Painful Secondhand Embarrassment That's So Cringe Inducing, Narcissistic, And Eye Blindingly Glittery It Makes You Wish He'd Go Away/Champion Waste of Space

"People who do not wear sequins with the expectation that they will fall off are cowards."

One of the culprits of Week 4 (Case 3) and victims of Week 5 (Case 4).

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His primary Identical Twin ID Tag.
  • Break the Cutie: A common theme among the Matsuno brothers, but poor Karamatsu has it especially bad. From being forced to help Zombina kill herself to watching Osomatsu die in his place to being cruelly taunted by Rox and then later dying a horrific death, it's no wonder he's not quite the same afterwards.
  • Cringe Comedy: What he's the Champion of, especially since he knows he's from a Gag Series.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Apparently, insulting titles are a tradition for the Matsuno brothers.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In the season itself, he's the responsible sibling to Osomatsu. Outside of the season though, he's more of a foolish sibling to Round 2's Choromatsu.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Ranging from glittery sequined tight pants and shirts with his own face on them.
  • In-Series Nickname: Just "Kara" and Brows.
  • Manchild: Not as much Osomatsu but still counts as one.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: The second eldest of the Matsuno sextuplets.
  • NEET: Seems perfectly content to keep being one though, unlike Choromatsu.
  • Overly Long Name: His title, setting up for Nishitani's and Kiss-Shot's later.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Technically sextuplets, but only three Matsuno brothers have made it into the game.
  • Sphere Eyes: Like Choromatsu before him.
  • Theme Twin Naming: All the Matsuno boys have names ending in -matsu. Both of the brothers in this round also have pun names, and together with Choromatsu, they have names implying their stupidity. (Osoi = slow, Karappo = empty, Choroi = simple)

Korra

Champion Avatar

"All in a day's work for the Avatar."

One of the culprits of Week 4 (Case 3).

  • Superpower Lottery: Her title reflects that she's the only one in her world who can control more than just the one element.

Lucina

Champion Exalt

"Escape from this place, and live a happy life, and share your smile. Please."

One of the culprits of Week 2 (Case 1).

  • Birthmark of Destiny: The Mark of Naga, present in her left eye.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: There are a LOT of things about the station that go over her head, even the concept of being in space. She doubles down on studying technology and asks a lot of questions once she has her footing.
  • Kid from the Future: Does not keep it a secret that she's traveled through time to save her father - but does ask you not tell her father that if you see him.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In this iteration, her mother is Robin, the PC of Fire Emblem: Awakening who is the vessel for the Big Bad of the game, Grima.
  • Warrior Princess: Another for the royalty club who's fought in a war.

Lunafreya Nox Fleuret

Champion Oracle

"A change of heart does not mean you are forgiven of your sins."

One of the victims of Week 3 (Case 2).

Manaka Sajyou

Champion Mother

"Everyone's been so gloomy, and I'm not feeling nearly so bad."

One of the culprits (and victims) of Week 5 (Case 4).

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Has the title "mother," but she's fourteen. She isn't literally a mother, but the title comes from "Mother Harlot."
  • Black Magic: Her specialty at home. She kills Max via Cold-Blooded Torture to gain power from his suffering, then uses pieces of his body to create fetishes (the magic charms, not the other thing) so she can kill anyone else who tries to stop her from escaping.
  • Creepy Child: Manaka is always smiling, has zero empathy, and always seems to have something off about her.
  • Hate Sink: She's even worse than Slaine, what with her victims dying horrible, painful deaths, her complete lack of empathy or remorse and her also trying to kill everybody.
  • Lack of Empathy: She seems almost confused that people are sad when their friends die and she doesn't want them bringing down the mood.
  • One Bad Mother: The Champion Mother is one of the cruelest, most unfeeling characters in Airlocked history and seriously stretches the game's overall message that everyone is good at heart and people who have done you wrong deserve forgiveness.
  • Say It with Hearts: She writes her notes like this.
  • Yandere: Towards Saber, her object of obsession from home. She doesn't even care that he doesn't have feelings for her, only addressing it with a thought that surely she can make him love her with everything she's done for him.

Marisa Kirisame

Champion of Explosions

"I watched this movie in the media room where this kid got set on fire and then the doctors replaced his heart with a baked potato and it exploded all over his poor friends. Don't be that kid!"

Died during the final trial.

  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Kills herself with a Suicide Attack during the final trial, as she refuses to suffer an agonizing death from being Thrown Out the Airlock.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Zombina, both of them being loud, chatty Ladettes who swear a lot and enjoy drinking.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Marisa does this with her spells.
  • The Gadfly: To Yuri in particular.
  • Having a Blast: Her magic often causes explosions, whether she intends it to or not. Officially, she specializes in light and heat spells, but they tend to manifest in the form of giant lasers and handheld bombs.
  • The Lad-ette: As some of her narration puts it, although she wears frilly dresses, she tends to talk and act like a frat boy.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Escalates through the course of the round, as her speech is normally rough and boyish to begin with, but as she gets more stressed out she curses much more often.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Mima's wand, one of her personal regains. Once she finds it, she never lets it out of her sight.
  • Verbal Tic: Occasionally ends her sentences with "ze".
  • Witch Classic: As she explains. She wears a pointy hat, uses magic, flies on a broomstick, is great at making potions, and loves Halloween. The only thing she's missing is the cat.

Miki Naoki

Champion Support

"I think there are more than a few people who would be happy to mess with the Overseers a little."

One of the victims of Week 2 (Case 1).

  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: Her curiosity about whether or not she could disable a camera to give the group a blind spot to discuss things without being monitored is what leads to her being out of her room so late and eventually alone with Tsurugi's Worm form...
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Like the other members of the School Living Club, this is the manga version of Miki, who's more standoffish and confrontational and doesn't make friends as quickly.
  • The Gadfly: A mild example, but she's not above teasing people when she knows they can handle it. Crosses over with some mild trolling when she suggests Chloe pester the Overseers by throwing granola at their locked door. (See her quote above.)
  • Hates Being Alone: Comes with the territory, being the sole suvivor in a mall full of zombies for five months.
  • Odd Friendship: With weed-smoking, short-tempered Chloe.

Osomatsu Matsuno

Champion Waste of Space

"I just... I just don't wanna be alone..."

One of the victims of Week 4 (Case 3).

  • All for Nothing: He pulled a fatal Twin Switch with Karamatsu so that the former wouldn't be all alone but not only does he end up alone anyway in Deadland, he finds out that everyone was doomed to die, Karamatsu included. And to add insult to injury, Karamatsu ends up getting killed in a horrific fashion and arrives at Deadland horribly traumatized. Osomatsu doesn't take any of this very well.
  • Break the Cutie: A common theme among the Matsuno brothers.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Apparently, insulting titles are a tradition for the Matsuno brothers.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In the season itself, he's the foolish sibling to Karamatsu. Outside of the season, he's normally this to Round 2's Choromatsu.
  • Hate Sink: Becomes this for many characters during the first trial after being a jerk.
  • Hates Being Alone: So much so that it's a part of his motivation for dying in Karamatsu's place. It's only gotten worse in death.
  • Immortals Fear Death: While not technically immortal, he comes from a world where Nobody Can Die. Confronting real death for the first time has left him terrified of it.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Some of his insensitive comments at the beginning of the round come from his lack of understanding of real death.
  • In-Series Nickname: Oso, Aka-kun, Red and Hellraiser to name a few.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As bad as he was during the first trial, he still had some good points and even got the trial back on track at one point.
  • Manchild: More so than some of his other siblings.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: The eldest of the Matsuno sextuplets.
  • NEET: Unlike Choromatsu, he's absolutely fine with being one.
  • Professional Slacker: He is the Champion Waste of Space...
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Has this moment with Karamatsu after their memory regains during Week 3, and then dies in Karamatsu's place a week later so he doesn't have to watch him die and be left alone.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Technically sextuplets, but only three Matsuno brothers have made it into the game.
  • Sphere Eyes: Like Choromatsu before him.
  • Theme Twin Naming: All the Matsuno boys have names ending in -matsu. Both of the brothers in this round also have pun names, and together with Choromatsu, they have names implying their stupidity. (Osoi = slow, Karappo = empty, Choroi = simple)

Penny Polendina

Champion Dodecaswordsman

"I'm not letting anything happen to you, either. Not alone. Not again."

Died during the final trial.

  • In-Series Nickname: Pumpkin, bestowed by Bolton.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: She spends the first part of the round trying to assure people that she is totally a human and not abnormal at all. This only makes it more obvious that she's not.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Describes being a Robot Girl as being a fake human and wishes she were "real."
  • Robot Girl: It's a secret, but not well-kept.
  • Survivor Guilt: Penny feels guilty for failing to protect anyone, since it's her "purpose."
  • Token Non-Human: Of the would-be survivor pool, though Marisa is on the way to transcending humanity.
  • Weapon of Choice: Twelve swords she controls via puppet-string-like wires, as her title indicates.
  • You Remind Me of X: She reminds Marisa of Kosuzu both physically and because of her kind personality.

Prompto Argentum

Champion Inner Child

"Why can't I ever stop these things from happening!?"

One of the victims of Week 3 (Case 2).

  • Artificial Human: Prompto discovers this in a memory before he dies. The barcode tattoo he has proves that he was mass-produced.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A pure-hearted platinum blond who always puts others first.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Prompto says only someone evil would hurt a dog, even if the alternative meant risking harm to themselves.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: His weight on his profile is listed as "like holding a couple of grapes."
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Described as wearing booty shorts. Some of the others appreciate the view.

Roxy Lalonde

Champion of ████████

"We're like a fuckin' RPG party up in here."

The victim of Week 6 (Case 5).

Seto Kaiba

Champion of Denial

"I haven't been normal my entire life. Why start now?"

Died during the final trial.

  • Even the Guys Want Him: Kaiba admits that he knows a lot of people consider him attractive, he just doesn't like to dwell on it.
  • Last-Name Basis: Is called Kaiba by most people all the way until endgame. Even in the narration he is almost never called Seto. Akira using his given name, and later Kaiba using his, is a sign of their (sorta) Relationship Upgrade
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Akira's red, even down to their usual color schemes.
  • Stealth Pun: His title is a pun on the phrase "denial is a river in Egypt."

Slaine Troyard

Champion of War

"Being a 'good person' doesn't mean you can protect anyone."

The culprit of Week 3 (Case 2).

  • Hate Sink: Much like Lee was in Round 2 before her Character Development, Slaine is also the second culprit and the first intentional culprit, so his victims and most of the rest of his round's Champions make him this.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: That title is pretty ominous.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: After he wakes up in deadland, no one — at least no one from Round 4 — will hear him out about regretting what he put his victims through, even if he felt he had to do it to save his most important person.

Thomas MacLaine

Champion Accomplice

"When you've set yourself to give someone everything, you don't count the cost, but..."

One of the culprits of Week 5 (Case 4).

  • Extreme Doormat: Thomas is this for most of the round and tells the others that he was this at home towards someone he slowly realized would never love him. He redeems himself in the end by being the one to take initiative to stop Manaka from killing them all.
  • Love Martyr: Was this back home, letting his one-sided crush walk all over him and even helping him with serial murders.
  • Shrinking Violet: Way too nervous for a murder station.

Tsurugi Kamishiro

Champion Scorpion

"I don't know! I don't... I should know, but I don't, I swear!"

One of the culprits of Week 2 (Case 1).

Yuri Plisetsky

Champion Figure Skater

"Listen—you need to fight back. Give them hell if someone tries it."

Punished during Week 5.

  • Insufferable Genius: He's a child prodigy who's earned his Champion title legitimately, and he's also kind of a jerk.

Zombina

Champion Rotten Girl

"Eh, if it'll make ya feel better, I guess that I can try and be careful and not get torn up? That better?"

One of the victims of Week 3 (Case 3).

    Round 4 NPCs 
As all of these are returning NPCs, this section is only for their traits and actions in Round 4. Otherwise, see Airlocked Round One for Bolton, Jamie, and C.E.C.E., Airlocked Deadland for Max, Airlocked Round Three for Blaze, and Airlocked InterGal 7 for Rox.

Bolton White

Champion Barista

"They told me to live, you bastard."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Gayngst: Since this is when Bolton was still wary of what strangers would think due to his past, it's played up here.

Jamison "Jamie" Fell

Champion Landscape Artist

"Do— do you ever stop and think about how messed up our lives are now?"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Important Haircut: His haircut to his original hairstyle after Round 1 turns out to have been Real Life foreshadowing that his journal would be used to play him in the original round.

Maximiano "Max" Olguin

Champion Portrait Artist

"Happy little trees for everyone!"

One of the victims of Week 5 (Case 4).

C.E.C.E.

Champion Excellence Control Environment

"I have the capability. I do not have the permissions."

  • His Quirk Lives On: She starts to address people like Penny did in the end of the season.

Blaze Dudely

Overseer

"What the funnel cake are you doing?"

  • Gold-Colored Superiority: Blaze has a gold-bladed lazersword here instead of the red one he uses in Round 3.
  • Predecessor Villain: Since this is a prequel.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Fire, referring to his name and possibly a reminder of the fate of his home. When he loses his eye, he gets an eyepatch of a snowflake on fire, possibly as a show of respect to Yuri, who had cost him the eye.

Rox Petuu

Overseer

"It's not who cocks the gun who's guilty, but who pulled the trigger."

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