Terminer Academy for Exceptional YouthA number of the characters employed or enrolled at Terminer Academy have already appeared in RP and have ties to pre-existing factions, so they're listed on other pages:
- Thyra Russell (Whelkshore Alliance)
- Garth Firbolg (Fascere Order)
- Flint Blackwood (Timewenders)
- Emily Schwartzwald (Obsidian Hearts)
- Marius Solidad (Drakengrad)
- Belwyn Truid (Timewenders)
Almudena Madeiro (Lee)
- Boisterous Bruiser: A rare female example. She hits like a truck, has been aggressively friendly to everybody who's talked with her, and ends every other sentence with an exclamation point.
- Canon Immigrant: From Paisanos, a Life Embellished fic of Lee's. There, Almudena was an Ensemble Dark Horse one-off Antivillain, so Lee chose to give her another chance to shine in ORP.
- Cool Big Sis: Self-appointed, to Dalisay.
- The Lad-ette: Though a bit more subdued than the adult version, she explicitly chose her school uniform to get more attention, and has notably poor etiquette, taking half a dozen drinks from the refreshment table. If her past from Paisanos holds true in the new canon, she grew up brawling with her older brother.
- Latin Land: Though a Spanish speaker from Mexico, Alma's last name is distinctly Portuguese. However, the variant "Madero" is well-established in Mexico; Lee's choice of the Portuguese spelling is a matter of aesthetic preference.
- The Nicknamer: So far, she's given nicknames to every single character she's talked with. It tends to be of the teasing variety.
- No Indoor Voice: Brace yourself."Oi! I'm Almudena Madeiro, but you all can call me Alma!" Her voice echoed through the room, even though Thyra had discreetly switched off the microphone as the girl had bounded up the steps.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: While Almudena isn't pointedly non-feminine, she's certainly got a few Tomboyish aspects. So it's a pretty conspicuous break from character for her to give an "oddly girlish giggle" upon kissing Deandre's hand.
- Power Creep, Power Seep: Despite being almost a decade younger than her Paisanos counterpart, Almudena has shown considerably greater combat ability. Could be a Justified Trope, since in Paisanos, her power runs on friendship, and she only had her brother around, which left her as a humble Level One Paisano. In ORP, however, she's got no such restrictions and can really cut loose.
- Psychic Powers: Through telekinesis, she can send the energy from her punches over great distances, giving her a psychic version of the Hand Blast / Power Fist tropes.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Played with. There's No Dress Code at the school, but Alma therefore chooses to dress in a traditional Catholic school outfit precisely to stand out.
- Spicy Latina: She's definitely got the confident, verbally assertive aspects down pat. And the flirtatious aspects too, once she meets a guy meek enough to have fun messing with (Deandre).
- Verbal Tic: Has a tendency to make comments without thinking them through, and then tack of "Por supuesto (Of course)" and clarify her statements.
Tallis Hew (Elliot)
- Abusive Parents: While initially described as neglectful, Tallis' mother was downright abusive. It is implied that Tallis essentially raised himself and spent as much time sneaking out as he could, but what really establishes the abuse is that his mother had specifically bred a dog for its aggressive looks and trained it to restrain him by the throat, with no other reason than 'she felt like it'.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Brains. Has a relatively low GPA, but his Power is being a technological genius.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Variation: is a technological genius, but he's more interested in fashion.
- Disappeared Dad: No mention has been made regarding his father.
- Like Brother and Sister: Has shades of this with Claire.
- Not So Stoic: While stoic is not exactly the best word to describe Tallis, his whole projected image started cracking at his panic attack and just keeps on cracking with each new power demonstration. By the time Kilik's turn comes up, the teacher notices that Tallis is holding Claire's hand for support.On the bleachers, the dark haired girl was now sat next to the smaller boy and he was holding her hand like it was a lifeline.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tried to pull this following Vieve's entrance to the room. Ethan pulled him out of it (literally).
- The Fashionista: Regularly critiques outfits with Claire.
- The Prankster: Once hacked a government server and flooded it with pictures of cute animals.
- During his power demonstration, he hacked the nanoweave of the gym, in theory giving him the ability to change the architecture of the entire building. What does he do? Makes the floor frictionless to make Ethan fall over.
- Think in Text: While it's conventional in RP to represent thoughts in italics, Tallis' narrative voice is distinctive for the constant smattering of small thoughts peppered right into otherwise non-internal sentences it's not as confusing as it sounds.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is terrified of any animal that has teeth, to a point where he will change directions upon seeing a squirrel and refers to an entire race of anthropomorphic rats as 'gross' due to having proportionately accurate teeth.
- Becomes justified as of his flashback - his mother had a dog trained to restrain him by the throat that goes too far and causes a lot of damage to his neck. The narrative implies that this happens very regularly and he never managed to shake the fear of animals off. This fear causes him to have a panic attack when another student (Ben) transforms into a large animal with large, sharp teeth.
Deandre Clarks (Pohatu)
- All of the Other Reindeer: He's clearly imagining and dreading this scenario. It's because he's afraid the other students won't trust him not to tamper with their minds.
- Black and Nerdy: He isn't an intellectual overachiever, with a fine but not outstanding academic record, but the habit of constantly recording his experiences and memories gives him a reclusive, bookish vibe.
- At one point he self-described as an "adequate essay-writer but horrible test-taker", which sounds right. He's probably more than an adequate essay-writer his internal narrative is quite articulate for his age, and there's something of the soul of a poet about him. But since his whole deal is recording memories out of fear of forgetting them, it stands to reason that he'd have little patience for cramming facts and figures into short-term memory in preparation for a test. Why bother? They're already in a book. He can look them up any time.
- Ghost Memory / Transferable Memory: His power consists of selecting a target and then randomly swapping one memory from his mind with the target's mind. The trade is non-reversible.
- Meaningful Name: A Clerk, or "clark" as it would be pronounced in the classical British manner, is someone employed in keeping records.
- Non-Action Guy: Even for a Pohatu character, Deandre takes the cake. In a school full of students with impressive physical or magical abilities, his power is entirely cerebral, and he hasn't got what you'd call an athletic body to back it up.
- Shrinking Violet: Less so than Titus, but Deandre is shy and highly self-conscious, and can't bring himself to demonstrate his power in front of the student body. It comes to light that the power would be almost impossible to ostentatiously demonstrate, and that he's afraid of instilling paranoia in the other students anyway.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In-universe. Given that he's constantly writing things down, it would have looked weird for him to instantly know the correct spelling of everyone else's name. Instead he has to take his best guess on the first try, although his guesses tend to improve with repeated use of the same character's name.
- Sweet Home Alabama: His concern for polite and unobtrusive behavior is indicated to be a product of his Southern upbringing (Georgia, specifically).
- Tagalong Chronicler: On track to play this role. He obsessively records experiences in his notebook as a safeguard in case of losing the ones he cares about, since his power requires him to lose a memory on each use.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His power is just about the most irrelevant to combat or another emergency situation of anyone's in the school, barring perhaps Jesse's. But it's also rivalled only by Jesse's in its narrative potential for character development.
Talia Kane (Merc)
- Pride Before a Fall: Not to overplay the pride aspect - she's not some insufferable Jerkass - but Talia comes on strong as a sardonic and self-assured loner with no qualms about using her power to surreptitiously mess with other students. Then her power demonstration goes awry, and we swiftly and tragically learn she's Not So Above It All.
- Psychic Powers: Specifically, she can perceive and manipulate molecular vibrations. Unfortunately, this lends itself to the same kind of mishaps as Gravity Mastery and Magnetism Manipulation.
- Super Senses: A consequence of her ability is being able to perceive sound over great distances (as well as throwing her own voice).
Jesse Chase (Cendra)
- Alternate Self: She has many, which serve as her sources of information.
- Seers: She can witness alternate futures by communing with her selves in other timelines.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Set up, but then subverted. She announces her power as "read[ing] my own mind", which sounds completely useless - but fails to clarify that her power is actually reading her own mind from other universes, which is significantly more awesome.
Nessa Weir (DL)
- Bi the Way
- Brave Scot: Enthusiastic and outgoing Scot, at least.
- Dissonant Serenity: Her attitude toward her power is relentlessly cheerful even when it comes with upsetting or outright horrific results.She hadn't changed tone from her joyful sing-song speech pattern as she spoke about a boy turning to stone.
- Fiery Redhead
- The Magic Touch: Her power requires skin-to-skin contact. And, on at least one occasion - when she activated a latent power that the other person had no idea how to control - it's doubled as the Touch of Death.
- Super Empowering: A variant. She doesn't confer new abilities onto others, but what she can do is crank up the effects of others' powers well beyond their usual limits.
Ben Lexann (Elliot)
- Lovable Jock: He's the character who most comes off as sporty, and is a really Nice Guy.
- Not So Above It All: While he didn't get involved in the prank war, he was entertained by watching the entire thing.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Into a mammalian beast form, the specifics of which Elliot has deliberately withheld for the time being.
Claire Bertram (Eve) (Elliot)
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Beauty.
- The Fashionista: Regularly critiques outfits with Tallis.
- Light 'em Up: No Light Is Good connotations here, but her power of light manipulation allows her to produce beautifully vivid and colorful projections.
- Like Brother and Sister: Has shades of this with Tallis.
- Magic Mirror: Her hand mirror helps her channel her light power.
Ethan Qadir (Elliot)
Melanie Europa (Mel) (Elliot)
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Brawn, shares this with Ethan to a lesser extent, but she also immediately stands up in defence during Silumas and Garth's altercation.
- Magical Incantation / Sublime Rhyme: She seems to practice the same style of rhyming magic as Helen Mercury, whom she admires.
- The Prankster: Is the first person to start pranking anyone else.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Titus Maxwell Bolten (Ty) (DL)
- Berserk Button: Mild example, but he does instantly retaliate against Mel's prank and the narrative explains that he hates bullies.
- The Big Guy: Unnaturally tall for his age.
- Psychic Powers: His stated ability is "vector manipulation", meaning he can control the trajectory of an object in midair. This places his power at the intersection of Mind over Matter and Improbable Aiming Skills.
- Shrinking Violet: Contary to his distinct physical presence, Ty is very easily flustered and crippled by anxiety and low self-esteem.
- Younger Than They Look: Looks to be in his early twenties but is actually only fourteen. Explained in the narrative that an accident involving his powers on his thirteenth prematurely aged him.
Harue Nekketsu (Cendra)
Emma Ray Jo McCrowley (Lee)
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: She can conjure corn. Which she uses not just to create corn but conjure corn sugar, popcorn, and even ethanol to turn cornstalks into FLAMING BATONS.
- Phonetic Accent: A bit of Texas, a bit of Appalachia, a bit of deep South. Seems she's picked up her accent from all over rural America.
Franklin Elijah Timberwood (Franky) (Choobs)
- High School Hustler: He seems to harbor a desire to become this, and given his power, it seems quite feasible.
- Time Stands Still
Dalisay Salazar (Lee)
- Mix-and-Match Critters: The "scamps".
- Mook Maker: Deconstructed. Her power seems to produce fairly destructive "Scamps", but she views this more as a curse than an asset.
- Shrinking Violet
Eira & Aodhan (Cendra)
- An Ice Person: Eira.
- Meaningful Name: "Aodhan" is an Irish name meaning "fire", while "Eira" is a Welsh name meaning "snow".
- Only One Name: They're apparently surname-less. (They went last among the students in the power demonstration, where the students demonstrated alphabetically by last name, so if they have a surname, even Terminer Academy evidently doesn't know it.)
- Playing with Fire: Aodhan.
- Polar Opposite Twins
- Trickster Twins
Mica Howard (SV)
- Dishing Out Dirt: She demonstrates this beautifully by weaving multicolored sand into a midair mandala.
- Bald of Evil: His second style.
- Beard of Evil: His first style.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His first style.
- Evil Teacher: He's heavily flagged as this, up to outright admitting in his personal narration that if it were up to him, he would have structured Terminer as more of a military training facility than a school. However, there are hints that his author is aiming to deconstruct this.
- Obviously Evil: His initial entry has him wearing a red and black suit, complete with evil goatee and bushy eyebrows. Later changes to mage robes that are no less evil.
- Running Joke: Nearly every post in which a student reacted to his debut mentioned his eyebrows.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: In his first style.While it was impossible to make out a designer by simply looking (those with the fashion-sense likely couldn't place it with any known artist), the suit appeared to be something any self-respecting '.1%er' would find themselves in.
Kilik Ginnungap (Elliot)
- An Ice Person
- Meaningful Name: It's one syllable away from the Ginnunga-gap of Norse Mythology.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: So far, he's the only staff member (apart from Belwyn) to not manhandle a student (Silumas, Marius), not turn a blind-eye to said manhandling (Thyra), not advocate potentially dangerous use of powers (Emily) or otherwise come across as creepy (Vieve). Also, when any of the students have reacted poorly to a power demonstration (Tallis, Garth), he's been the first person to offer assistance to them.
- Self-Deprecation: Mild meta example - has a conversation with Thyra about how most Powers are more than willing to jump into adventures instead of teach a bunch of kids. Both Lee and Elliot are extremely guilty of this.
- Yukionna: He appeals to these creatures for help with his powers.
Vieve (Jennavieve) (Choobs)
- Cheerful Child
- The Cutie
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Girl with Psycho WeaponShe jumped backwards, her dress making it look like she floated, and landed next to Masumi. She squatted next to the ground and put her hand on her right hand on the tattoos on her left arm. With practiced ease, her fingers slid from symbol to symbol, weaving an intricate pattern, and leaving all that she touched glowing with what seemed to be a black aura. When she finished, she reached her right hand into her shadow and pulled up a black dagger with sky blue patterns engraved in it."It's not my weapon of choice, but it should do better against those clawy things," she said to Masumi, as if the woman actually cared or something.
- Living Shadow
- Parasol of Pain
- Power Tattoo: Tattoos cover her left arm. As seen in the quote above, they're tied into her powers somehow.
- Puppy Love: See Rhometer.
- Really 700 Years Old