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    Catie 
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Voiced by: Catherine Wayne
Catie is the fair young queen of the Boxxysphere. Two years ago, she woke up in a field with no memories, and her Quest for Identity turned into a battle to save the world. She loves to help people, but has trouble sharing her own problems with others. In battle, she’ll be doing most of the healing, but can pull out some fierce magic attacks in a pinch.
  • Action Girl
  • All-Loving Hero: Is caring and respectful to everyone she meets, and is one of the few people on the Internet not to show any kind of site-based prejudice whatsoever. Later on, she even learns a skill that can heal enemies! Being all-loving is in her nature as the “good half” of Virtua. All of her hatred was removed when Legion came into being.
  • all lowercase letters: She hardly ever uses capitals in her dialogue. When she does, you can tell she really means business.
  • Amnesiac Hero: It doesn’t get much focus this time, but she still can’t remember a dang thing before the events of the prequel. Unusually for this trope, she seems at peace with this, and would rather make new memories than recover her old ones.
    • Amnesiac God: What she ultimately turns out to be, as a piece of Virtua. “Waking up” will erase all of her mortal memories, which causes her no shortage of angst during the final act.
  • An Arm and a Leg: If you lose against the wraith outside the inn in /x/, the Non-Standard Game Over sequence will show Catie missing an arm.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Her mere presence is enough to rewrite the First Internet, because Virtua’s energy cancels out the darkness made by Legion. What happens is more like a World-Healing Wave, but it isn’t seen that way by the people who live there.
  • As Herself
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Catie is optimistic and cheerful, but by the goddesses, you do not want to piss her off. She’ll wreck you even without her friends for backup, as Boxxyfan learns the hard way.
  • Buffy Speak
  • Can't Drop the Hero: Zig-zagged. You’re free to swap her out at any time during battles, but the field menu has her locked in first position. And because mid-battle switching isn’t retained between fights, that means she’ll be first whenever you enter combat.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: No matter what, Catie will stop to help someone in need - even if she has other places to be, and even if her companions object.
    Anonymous: It was never really our problem to begin with. I get the feeling that Catie just got us involved so she wouldn't be bored.
    Catie: i got us involved because it's the right thing to do.
  • Combat Medic: As noted above, she’s the party’s most skilled healer, but she’s no weakling when it comes to combat, either.
  • Crystal Prison: In the First Internet, Catie’s past self… selves?... are encased in a crystal shrine. Present!Catie’s arrival is what wakes them up, jumpstarts the ecosystem, and triggers the climate-altering “calamity” that brings the First Internet to an end.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: She forms one of these with Anonymous. (She’s the idealist.)
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Subverted, maybe? Catie has vaguely prophetic nightmares throughout the game, and while they do mean something important, the exact scenario they depict never quite comes to pass.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power: Catie’s EXP level maxes out just before her final duel with Boxxyfan, and her “Hollow Wave” skill gets upgraded to “Hallow Wave.”
  • Healer Signs On First
  • Healing Hands: Most of Catie’s curative spells involve making hand-hearts at her allies.
  • The Hero
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Swords are one of her equippable weapon classes, along with staffs.
  • The High Queen: A particularly young and feisty example, but she is a queen, and her people greatly adore her.
  • Iconic Item: She’s wearing the familiar black Mooninites t-shirt from the first and third Boxxy videos.
  • The Idealist: Believes very strongly in this type of outlook.
    Catie: i believe in second chances, and hope. it's easy to see the bad in someone; it takes a lot of practice to believe in the good.
  • Ill Girl: She passes out whenever STORM wipes a site, due to her link with the goddesses. Her health starts failing as more sites get erased, and she briefly slips into a coma at the start of Chapter 8. Even when she wakes up, her sprite is notably paler from that point until STORM is banished.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Boxxyfan, complete with blade lift, in a very dark Non-Standard Game Over scene.
  • Magic Staff: Many of her usable weapons are staffs, including the one she starts with.
  • Medical Monarch
  • Modest Royalty: The only bit of regalia she wears is a simple silver tiara. Otherwise, she’s content to wander around in jeans and a t-shirt.
  • Pieces of God: Her soul is a piece of Virtua, a cyber-goddess who was herself one half of the original “First Presence.” The True Ending path deals with the implications of putting all these pieces together again.
  • Playing with Fire: Starts off with a fire spell, and learns several more as she levels up.
  • Power Incontinence: While visiting the First Internet, she’s unable to keep her “goddess” aura in check, which ends up dooming that world and creating her revenge-fueled arch-nemesis.
  • Red Mage
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She’s a queen, and goes out adventuring to save the virtual world.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Most of the game’s healing items are foods the real Catie has professed to liking, or has made in her “Creating Edible Things With Catie” video series.
  • Vague Age: It’s hard to guess how old Catie is supposed to be. The real Catie Wayne was 19 when the prequel released, which would make her 21 here, since the sequel is set two years later. But that’s assuming the characters’ age is based exactly on the actress’s, which may not be the case.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: The goddesses haunt Catie in her dreams throughout most of her adventure. A Hopeless Boss Fight occurs whenever they show up.
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    Anonymous 
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A thrill-seeking 4chan native who ended up becoming Catie’s first and best friend. There’s not much he takes seriously, but he’d put his life on the line to keep her safe. Recently, he’s started learning how to hack, with mixed results.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population
  • Anti-Antichrist: When he learns about Legion, and what he is, Anon decides that he wants no part of it. He resolves to ignore the past and focus on being himself in the present.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
    • He tries to act nonchalant when Catie finds him after the shipwreck, but lets slip that he was terrified for her safety, and is obviously relieved to see her again.
    • In spite of all the bickering he does with Til, he truly does come to care about her. When she can’t make a Triforce to enter the 4chan code room, he goes back to help her without a hint of snark.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit
  • Bald of Awesome: Just look at that shiny green dome!
  • The Blank: He has no visible facial features, but other characters (or at least Til) can somehow still tell when he’s smiling.
  • Chekhov's Skill: All that “hacking” practice finally pays off when he and Til get their hands on Arianna’s backups, allowing them to make a script that restores everything she deleted.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: He forms one of these with Catie. (He’s the cynic.)
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oh, so very much. His reaction to seeing the biggest monster the party has ever faced is basically just a resigned “you had one job” to the guy who was supposed to be keeping watch.
  • Deuteragonist: At first, it seems like he’s just going to be Catie’s wacky sidekick, but his part in the story proves to be just as important as hers by the end of things. He also gets more character development, since Catie’s arc was mainly concluded in the first game.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the opening scene, Catie says with full confidence that Anon will keep her safe. Right after that, we see him light a random passerby on fire for fun.
  • Heroic BSoD: Briefly falls into one of these after learning the truth about Legion. He’s uncharacteristically quiet for a few scenes, but he pulls himself out of it with a little help from Til.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Anon is Catie’s loyal and trusted protector. The very first thing we see him do is set a guy on fire for kicks. Judging by Catie’s non-reaction, this may have happened before.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Owing to the Fantastic Racism against 4chan users. It’s just not easy being green.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He learns a skill called Taunt at level 35, which draws enemy fire to him, (and away from his teammates), for several turns.
  • It Amused Me / For the Lulz: This is his go-to excuse whenever he's being made to help out with anything heroic. It’s pretty clear that he’s just posturing, though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Knight In Sour Armor: He’s rude and sarcastic to just about everyone he meets, and treats the quest like a bad joke, but he never backs down from doing what’s right, and he never thinks of turning his back on the team.
  • The Lancer: He’s the cynic to Catie’s relentless optimist. Whenever she schemes up some random act of heroism, he’ll usually (and always unsuccessfully) try to talk her out of it.
    Anonymous: This is the stupid path you chose, Catie.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: It’s hinted that he didn’t have much in the way of friends before Catie.
  • Magic Knight: Learns physical and magical attacks in roughly equal measure.
  • Morality Chain: It’s implied that Catie may be his. Without her, he’d be just another trickster Anon running amok.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: He doesn’t seem to have much patience with other 4chan Anons, and usually acts annoyed whenever they show up.
  • Playful Hacker: He’s trying to learn some hacking skills, but not for any kind of malicious reason. He really just wants another way to mess with people.
  • Sealed Evil in a Six Pack: He’s part of the six pack, along with every other member of his race. When he finally learns the truth, he doesn’t take it very well.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Lots of characters swear in this game, but Anon is more likely to do it than most. He tends to launch a Precision F-Strike at least once per cutscene.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: This is how his interactions with Til usually go, at least in the beginning. Gradually, it levels up into Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: His Megahax skill, “Hidden Depths,” lets him tap into Legion’s power, but leaves him in a state of uncontrollable insanity for the rest of the fight.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He spends a big part of Chapter 7 fighting dragons (pieces of an ancient chaos god) that split into smaller forms when defeated. Finally, the dragons are split down into their smallest form… and they look just like him.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Catie. No matter what weird, impossible situation she gets into, he’ll be right there by her side.
  • Verbal Tic: He tends to end his sentences like this, huh?
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: In Chapter 8, he’s on both the giving and receiving ends of this. First, Til pulls him back from a Legion-induced identity crisis, and then he comforts Catie when she wakes up feeling guilty about her role in ending the First Internet.

    Til 
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A young lady who traveled from Tumblr to DeviantART to ask about missing shipments, and ends up tagging along with Catie afterwards. She hides her insecurities with a mask of snarkiness, and doesn’t get along very well with Anonymous.
  • Action Girl
  • A Day in the Limelight: The first part of Chapter 8 is told from her perspective, as she searches Tumblr for a way to cure Catie’s sudden, mysterious illness.
  • Archer Archetype: Fights with a bow, is highly perceptive, and keeps others at a distance.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Just before the final boss, she drops the Tsundere act and admits that Anon turned out to be very nice, once she got to know him.
  • Berserk Button: Do not accuse her of being a social justice warrior. Or a hipster.
  • Blow You Away: She learns a bit of wind magic to go with her archery skills.
  • Catchphrase: She’s fond of using the word “swish” to describe things she likes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Only towards Anon. She’s perfectly nice to everyone else from the start, but he made a bad first impression.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: She certainly feels this way about herself. Irci never gives any indication that she agrees, and even expresses pride in her big sister during the ending.
  • Does Not Like Men: It’s downplayed, but she has a noticeably shorter temper around men than she does around women, as seen with Anonymous, the Fine Bros, and the DeviantART railway workers. The big exception is Anita, the sole female on Til’s shit list.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Wears two pink flowers just above her ears.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Til and Irci, although it’s more like “Anxious Sibling, Responsible Sibling.” When they’re at home, Irci has to be the mature sister, despite being much younger, because Til turns into a Nervous Wreck.
  • Forced Sleep: Her Megahax, “Lunar Aura,” forcibly puts all enemies to sleep, including bosses!
  • Hackette: At the very least, she has enough skill with scripting to easily undo Anon’s little tricks. And during the ending, they manage to create a program together that undoes all the damage caused by STORM and Arianna.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: If you want to, you can give her a new name during the intro.
  • Hikikomori: Prior to the game, Til was a shut-in who stayed upstairs in her room, writing fanfics and having panic attacks. She makes her fateful trip to DeviantART in an effort to start getting better.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Played with. In her final support scene, she says that she’s been writing a novel inspired by the journey she took, but not literally based on it.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: In Chapter 6, she catches herself one letter away from calling the Social Justice Warriors a ‘cult’, opting instead to call them ‘radicals’.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: She’s a fanfic writer and female, although it’s impossible to say if her writing fits the stereotype, since we never actually get to see any of it.
  • Multishot: Her final level-up move is an arrow attack that strikes all enemies.
  • Punny Name: In many internet circles, “TIL” is an acronym that means “today I learned.” Similarly, her sister’s name is an anagram for “IIRC,” or “if I recall correctly.”
  • Rapunzel Hair: It’s wild and messy, and reaches down past her waist.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Til is sassy and temperamental, while Irci is quiet and levelheaded.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: A worthy adversary to Anonymous in most of their scenes together.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: She may have social anxiety, but that won’t do a thing to hold her back when it comes to helping her friends.
  • Stepford Snarker: Sarcastic on the outside, insecure on the inside.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Depending on how she feels about you, Til can either be a total sweetheart or an unrelenting sass machine.
  • Tsundere: She’s a Type A towards Anonymous (starts off harsh, but softens over time), and a Type B towards everyone else (generally nice, but quick to snap).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has grassy green hair, just like her sister and everyone else from Tumblr.

    Eddie 
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A studious editor from Wikipedia, who gets assigned to the party following the events at the Summit. He’s a strong physical fighter, as well as a reliable source of information about enemies’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • An Axe to Grind: He mainly wields axes, and starts off with one.
  • Badass Bookworm: He works in a library, but takes a break from that to go out and save the world.
  • Badass Cape: His suit of armor includes a pretty stylish cape.
  • The Big Guy
  • Drop the Hammer: A couple of his weapons are very large warhammers.
  • Enemy Scan: “Wiki It!” lets him scan enemies and reveal their max HP, among other details.
  • Genius Bruiser: He’s the smartest guy in the party, and he’s also the heaviest hitter when it comes to battling.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: “Eddie” is the default, but you get to name him whatever you wish.
  • Informed Flaw: We’re told that he’s new to the Internet and confused by its culture, but this never really comes up at all aside from a few references to him looking things up in tourist guidebooks.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Fits the classic “knightly” mold pretty well… better than anyone else on the team, at least.
  • The Lost Lenore: Surprisingly, his last support conversation reveals that Arianna has become this. After he stopped seeing her as an enemy, Eddie realized just how similar she was to himself. Sadly, by that point, it’s much too late for anything to happen. Or is it?
  • Maybe Ever After: He develops feelings for Arianna, and opens a library with her in the True Ending. However, we never learn the specifics of their relationship, so they could still just be friends.
  • Mr. Exposition: A big chunk of the game’s lore comes from using his “Wiki It!” skill on enemies.
  • Out of Focus: After the Wikipedia arc, he isn’t really given as much to do in the story as some of the others. At least his strength means you’ll be using him in plenty of battles, which mitigates this somewhat.
  • The Smart Guy
  • The Teetotaler: During the party quest, he comments on the lack of non-alcoholic drinks, and decides that he'll just go thirsty.
  • Spock Speak: Slips into this occasionally, but it’s not really a constant thing.
  • The Stoic: For the most part, he’s a very serious and reserved young man.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jimmy Wales, his mentor, and eventually to Catie as well.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a stoic slate blue.

    Shift 
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A streetwise thief living in YouTube. He joins the team to investigate a series of unusual crimes and coverups within the city.
  • The Artful Dodger: He may be a teenage example. In any case, he doesn’t seem to mind life in the streets too much.
  • Butt-Monkey: He can’t catch a break. The bit with his “imposters” in the Phisher temple is a great example.
  • Distressed Dude: He’s in jail when we first meet him, and in need of rescuing.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In the epilogue, he’s still living in the sewers despite his heroism.
    Shift: Turns out that saving the world isn't enough to make city guards respect you. Who knew, huh?
  • Everyone Has Standards: A shameless scoundrel, but he’s loyal to his home. When someone steals a vital resource the site needs to survive, he’s determined to get it back no matter what.
  • The Gunslinger: He’s the only member of the primary party who can use guns.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You get to pick his name at the start.
  • Hot-Blooded: When the group raids Partnership Towers, he votes to storm the building and fight all the guards, rather than stealthily take the stairs.
    • Much later, when the party is tasked with keeping STORM distracted, Shift asks why they can’t just kick its butt fair and square.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Offered the Crown: In the True Ending, he somehow ends up becoming the King of Amazon while the party is vacationing there.
  • Out of Focus: He gets hit with a bad case of this. After the YouTube arc, he’s reduced to the role of a comedic side character with no real impact on the plot. This is actually lampshaded a few times in the epilogue.
  • Rags to Royalty: From a penniless thief to the king of a trading empire. Not bad for a Butt-Monkey.
  • The Sneaky Guy
  • Video Game Stealing: Two of his special skills involve thievery, but it’s all based on luck - the items he “steals” are just picked at random from a list.

    Tyalie 
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A bubbly girl who teams up with Catie to find the third PasSWORD shard. Tyalie loves all games, and sees her life as one. She’s easily excitable, kinda ditzy, and just wants everyone else to have as much fun as she is.
  • Action Girl
  • Adorkable: Oh gosh, yes. Her sincere enthusiasm and nonstop gamer-isms make her a poster child of this trope.
  • Anti-Nihilist: Tyalie knows that she’s fictional. She knows that her entire world is just a “trashy freeware game.” But does she let that break her spirit? Hell no. She throws herself into her role with all her heart, hoping to make the experience as fun as it can possibly be for you, so that maybe - just maybe - you’ll remember her when it’s over.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: She’s… not the best at focusing. While relating a part of her backstory, she gets distracted trying to remember which pink dress cosplay she was wearing.
  • Befriending the Enemy: Bless her heart, she just keeps trying this. Whenever a new adversary shows up, you can bet Tyalie will suggest teaming up instead of fighting. Sadly, things rarely work out the way she hopes.
  • Beneath the Mask: Silly on the surface, but secretly self-aware. She lets the mask slip a few times, but only takes it off once, in an optional scene just before the True Ending.
  • The Chick
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her game-centric way of thinking comes across as a bit odd to the other characters. Of course, she and the player know better.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In her debut, she picks a fight with Catie, gets her butt kicked, then switches to “Plan B” by inviting herself into the party.
  • Duel Boss: She fights Catie one-on-one, while the rest of the heroes are stuck in a trap.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She first appears at the Summit in Chapter 3, as an unnamed aide to the GameFAQs admin. She even has a few lines, but she isn't fully introduced until Chapter 6.
  • End-of-Series Awareness: In a very touching scene, she admits to the player that she knows the end is coming, and that she’s scared of what comes next. But rather than try to make you quit, she encourages you to keep going, and only asks that you don’t forget her when she’s gone.
    Tyalie: After all, what more could I want than to live on in your heart? In a way, that's like being real.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She lures you on top of a moving train, then launches into a disjointed spiel about why she needs your help, which she illustrates by drawing on the background with crayon.
  • Expy: A cheerful and energetic ball of sunshine with unexplained Medium Awareness? Are we talking about Tyalie or Pinkie Pie?
  • For Happiness: This is the motive behind everything she does, whether it’s her own happiness, a friend’s, or yours.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: She likes to make playful jabs at the fourth wall, as a coping mechanism for her existential anxiety.
  • Gamer Chick: Let’s see… She lives in GameFAQs, her bedroom is filled with game consoles, and her dialogue is peppered with gaming terms and idioms. When she joins the party, her 3DS even appears in your inventory!
    Tyalie’s 3DS: What? A girl’s gotta game on the go.
  • Genius Ditz: Even though her trains of thought look like Family Circus dotted lines, she’s as perceptive as they come.
  • Genki Girl: Just about everything excites her - even the bad stuff! (Especially the bad stuff). In the end, she reveals that it’s at least partly an act, both to keep you entertained and to keep her own fears at bay.
  • Go Out with a Smile: The last we see of Tyalie, she’s smiling brightly and waving at the camera. Now remember what she said earlier, about ceasing to exist when the game ends.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a big red bow in her hair.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her blonde hair fits perfectly with her sunny, outgoing personality.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Subverted. The game prompts you to name her, like the others, but Tyalie actually rejects whatever you pick. It’s the first hint that she’s got a higher level of awareness.
  • Incompatible Orientation: With her crush, Catie… maybe. The real Catie Wayne is straight, but it’s never said for sure if the character is too.
  • Last Chance Hit Point: Her Megahax, “1up Trick,” gives everyone the Life+ status. Like all Megahax, it can only be used once per battle.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When she’s not breaking it outright, she’s doing this.
  • Light 'em Up: Several of her magic skills involve bursts of light.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: If it weren’t for the rainbow flag in her bedroom, (and her painfully obvious crush on Catie), you’d be very hard-pressed to tell she was gay.
  • Medium Awareness
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Subtly averted. In one optional late-game scene, Til rhymes “Tyalie” with “golly.”
  • Not a Game: Defied with a passion. Life is totally a game, and she’s gonna have as much fun with it as she possibly can!
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: It’s more like Obfuscating Quirkiness, but she’s got a keen mind, and can be very philosophical when she lets down the Genki Girl act.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Her final support conversation is made of this. From the moment the lights dim and she makes eye contact with the camera, you know things are about to get heavy.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: It’s implied that she’s trying to invoke this image on herself. She just wants everybody, but especially you, to have a great time with the adventure.
  • Plucky Girl: She refuses to see her misfortunes as setbacks. Instead, they’re just exciting new challenges to master!
    Tyalie: Life isn't easy, but it doesn't have to be so full of gloom and suffering. Have fun with it - the good and the bad, because it's all part of an experience that will never come again!
  • Shipper on Deck: Near the end, she and Til get into an in-universe shipping debate. It seems that Tyalie is a fan of Til/Anonymous, much to Til’s embarrassment.
  • Skewed Priorities: When a powerful boss interrupts the party’s game of Monopoly, Tyalie’s first instinct is to save her pile of Monopoly money.
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    Shrimp 
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One of Catie’s friends from her first adventure. This time, he’s determined to have a nice vacation without getting swept up in all the chaos.
  • Author Avatar: Sort of? He shares a name with the game’s creator, and speaks for him in one non-canon scene, but otherwise he’s treated like a fully distinct character.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Bows and swords are the two weapon classes he can equip.
  • But Now I Must Go: In his final support conversation, he tells Catie that he won’t be going back to the Sphere; it’s a beautiful memory, but it’s time to move on.
  • Bystander Syndrome: He steps back when Arianna attacks the ship in the prologue, and doesn’t help Catie search for shipwreck survivors in Chapter 1. He eventually changes his tune, but it takes a literal apocalypse to finally prod him into action.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Orange eyes and orange hair.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He ditches the vacation plans in Chapter 8, and tags along for the final main story dungeon.
  • Nice Guy
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: At one point, you can find him napping in a bed at the back of an antique shop.
  • Only Sane Man: Has shades of this, but it’s hard to tell since he doesn’t get much screentime until after Cerebus Syndrome hits and everyone takes a level in sanity.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Cornelia. At least, there’s no overt indication that anything romantic is happening between them.
  • Rain of Arrows: His ultimate skill is called this, and boy does it live up to the name. You only get to use it once per battle.
  • Recurring Traveller: He’s taking his friends on a trip around the Internet. You’ll run into their tour group several times during your journey.
  • Refusal of the Call: In the beginning, he turns down the chance to join Catie’s party, saying he promised to keep the other tourists safe.

    Cornelia 
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A sweet-hearted A.I. with a Dark and Troubled Past. She was created as a weapon, but switched sides during the events of the prequel. Now she’s on vacation, and just wants to relax. She’s friendly to a fault, but has some deep-seated self-image issues.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her “Swift Drive” and “Pure Drive” alternate costumes have this.
  • Action Girl
  • Adorkable: She has her moments. When Arianna joins the team in the True Ending, Cornelia literally squees at the prospect of having a new A.I. to be friends with.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A rare heroic example. In the first game, she turned against her creator when Catie offered her friendship, and helped put an end to Boxxyfan’s omnicidal plan.
  • The Atoner: In her own eyes, at least. It’s clear that she hasn’t fully forgiven herself for the things she did while under Boxxyfan’s control.
    Cornelia: Every line of my code is a piece of him left behind. How can I possibly escape from that?
  • Benevolent A.I.
  • Computer Virus: What she was originally created to be. She didn’t take to it very well, and still carries an immense Guilt Complex over it.
  • D-Cup Distress: She’s not very fond of her “clickbait” figure. Or rather, she’s not fond of what it represents. Her body is a constant reminder of her creator’s intent to exploit and objectify her, and the attention it draws reminds her that she’ll never quite fit in.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In the first game, she was a boss before being convinced to switch sides.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: In the final chapter, she and Shrimp decide to aid Catie after their vacation is ruined by STORM.
  • Gag Boobs: Seriously, just look at them! (Or don't, since that makes her deeply uncomfortable).
  • Gainaxing: Her sprite’s walk cycle has a lot of bounce.
  • Healing Hands: An unusual example – she has spells that can restore RP instead of HP.
  • The Heart
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: She can equip any weapon type, and can reconfigure her stats with a set of installable drives, making her the most versatile member of the party.
  • Living Weapon: She was designed to be one, and once she joins you, she delivers. Squishy she may be, but Squishy Wizard she is not.
  • Making a Splash: Her ultimate attack, “Digital Sea,” is a tidal wave that sweeps the field and hits all enemies.
  • Marshmallow Hell: In Reddit, when Anonymous turns up safe and sound, Cornelia gives him a very big hug.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: She’s awfully friendly for a “remorseless piece of malware.” In the prequel, it didn’t take very much for the heroes to win her over.
  • Nice Girl: She’s easily the nicest, most genuinely caring person in the entire game.
  • Pen Pals: Likes to keep in touch with her friends, and sends you several well-wishing emails throughout the adventure. In fact, she’s the one who gives you the Email Bag in the first place.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Shrimp, maybe. In any case, they never show signs of being more than great friends.
  • Powers as Programs: Her Drives, which allow her to switch between classes at will. Each one raises a different stat group and gives some kind of bonus, like health regen or double mana.
  • Recurring Traveller: As part of Shrimp’s tour group, she pops up in different sites throughout the game.
  • Redhead In Green: She has bright red hair, and her default outfit is a mint-green dress.
  • Regenerating Mana: Two of her skills restore RP, effectively ending your mana woes while she’s around.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl
  • Replacement Goldfish: Judging by their similar names, she may be this for Boxxyfan’s sister Coria. If that’s true, then it raises some uncomfortable questions about Cornelia’s… assets, since the original most certainly didn’t have them.
  • Stepford Smiler: Behind all the kindness and warmth, Cornelia is a girl who… really, really doesn’t like herself. It’s impossible not to feel awful when she finally opens up during her support conversation.

Villains

    Arianna 
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The girl in the eye of the storm. Arianna has mysterious motives and an obsession with data. Her sudden arrival is what kickstarts the plot.
  • Affably Evil: The first few times you see her, she’s polite and cautiously nice. She even sends Catie an apologetic email after their third fight. She gradually loses this trait and gets colder as the party becomes more of a threat to her plans, but even at the very end, she can’t bring herself to be truly mean.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: As the avatar of the ARPANET, she’s trying to correct what she perceives to be flaws in the information network that replaced her. Too bad for everyone else, she thinks all of it is flawed.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She’s highly fixated on one thing (data), acts oddly detached, needs help expressing her emotions, and has extreme difficulty learning how to interact with others - possibly implying that she may have some form of autism. (Or at least, whatever the A.I. equivalent is).
  • Anti-Villain: Even at her worst, it’s hard to call her evil. Misguided and desperate, yes, but not evil.
  • Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: It’s never explained how a 1960’s packet-switching network was able to gain sentience. Granted, this is a universe where full immersion web-surfing existed by 2009, so anything is possible, I guess.
  • Barrier Maiden: In the event of her death, STORM is programmed to sweep in and destroy all traces of her world beyond the Firewall. This presents a problem when the heroes learn she’s been hiding backups there of the sites she erased.
  • Beta Test Baddie: A semi-example. She’s a prototype who seeks to destroy her replacement, but she’s not motivated by an inferiority complex, as is typical for the trope. Instead, she thinks the Internet has evolved too far from its original concept - herself - and aims to fix it.
  • Big Bad: She serves this role for the main story.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: This is why she’s less hostile to Catie at first than she is to everyone else. When it becomes clear that Catie isn’t going to switch sides, Arianna reluctantly stops trying to be friends.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: In her eyes, a thing’s worth is measured by its utility. Creativity needs to be restricted, since it’s inefficient and falls outside her programming as a data-sharing A.I. She’s so set in this worldview that she can’t even understand why the heroes are opposing her.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When Boxxyfan’s code takes over at the climax, it forces her to keep fighting against her will.
  • Broken Bird: We get to watch her break piece-by-piece, as her curiosity and optimism are replaced by a jaded, world-weary desire to erase everything and start again.
  • Creepy Loner Girl: She travels around by herself in the shadow of an endless storm, making cryptic observations and vague threats. Subverted, in that she doesn’t want to be alone, and tries several times to reach out in her own weird, heavily misguided way.
  • Disney Death: She dies at the end of the main story when her mainframe corrupts, but in the True Ending path, Wolfram is able to bring her back with copies he’d saved of her core system files.
  • Easily Forgiven: In the True Ending, everyone accepts her into the group with open arms after she apologizes. Of course, they did have Catie’s word that she’d really changed.
  • Emotionless Girl: Subverted. She’s fixated on facts and data, but her actions are heavily driven by emotion. In fact, the whole plot stems from her feelings of jealousy and fear of change.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: At the end, when the heroes try to talk her down without fighting, she refuses to believe that it’s not a trick. After all, she’d tried to sway them to her own side earlier and failed, so why would they change their minds and want peace now?
    Arianna: How can I possibly believe that? I offered you friendship so many times before, and you rejected me every single time! You only want me now, because you're scared of what happens next!
  • Fighting from the Inside: In the second-to-last phase of her final battle, she manages to suppress her corruption long enough to heal your party a few times, just in time to prepare them for her final transformation.
  • First Time in the Sun: In a very poignant secret scene, Arianna’s spirit sits with Catie to watch the sky. She says that it’s beautiful, and wishes that she hadn’t spent her life hiding in the shadow of STORM’s rainclouds.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: A sixties-era computer system suddenly wakes up, alive and lost within the modern-day internet. Drama and tragedy ensue.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She pulls this on Catie near the end, to interrupt Legion’s Breaking Speech.
  • Hair Decorations: She has purple ribbons in her hair, plus what seem to be gems of some kind.
  • Hates Being Alone
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Just when she seems ready to stand down, the First Internet code she was using takes over and forces her to keep fighting. The ensuing battle leaves her in terrible shape, and she ends up succumbing to her wounds.
  • It Is Beyond Saving: She feels this way about the current Internet. It’s strayed so far from what she believes it was meant to be that the only solution is to wipe it all and start fresh.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: In the True Ending.
  • Maybe Ever After: With Eddie. They open a library together in the true ending, but the exact nature of their relationship is left unclear.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She has this reaction when the heroes finally get through to her. Sadly, it doesn’t last.
  • Mysterious Waif: A semi-villainous example. Much of the game’s mystery is in figuring out just who she is and what she wants.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • No Social Skills: In this case, her lack of social skills nearly destroys the entire virtual world.
  • One-Winged Angel: The final time you fight her, she transforms into a frightening, screen-filling monstrosity. In an awesomely cathartic twist, you actually get to use this form yourself when she later joins the team to fight Legion.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It reaches down past her waist.
  • Recurring Boss: You fight her at least four, (but optionally five), times throughout the game. Each time, she has a different form and a new set of powers.
  • Restart the World: This is her goal – she wants to use STORM’s power to erase the Internet and replace it with the sterile world she’s creating within the Firewall.
  • Robotic Reveal: In chapter 8, it’s revealed that she’s ARPANET, a prototype of the Internet that was mysteriously brought back online.
  • Secret Character: She joins the party at the very end, just in time to help face the True Final Boss.
  • Sequential Boss: The final fight with her has four phases, each with more health than the last. First there’s her “true” form, then her berserk “corrupted” form, then a breather phase where she tries to heal you while Fighting from the Inside, and then finally a terrifying “ultimate” form.
  • Shock and Awe: Many of her attacks are based on electricity, hinting at her true nature.
  • Straw Nihilist: Just before you fight her for the last time, she gives a very impassioned speech about the meaninglessness of everything, which the heroes refute in typical JRPG fashion.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: She takes several levels after her revival in the True Ending, and even brings Catie back from the Despair Event Horizon with a speech about The Power of Friendship!
  • Tragic Villain
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: She doesn’t settle on a permanent avatar until her third appearance. Later on, the transforms into Jimmy Wales to get information out of the party.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It’s true that she wants to erase the Internet and remake it in her own image, but she sincerely believes that it’s for the best, and that the current Internet needs urgent saving from itself.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Oh, Arianna. She may be an unstable A.I. hellbent on virtual genocide, but you will want to give her a hug before all is said and done.

    Wolfram 
Dr. Stephen Wolfram is a scientist who dreams of creating technological marvels. He’s partnered up with Arianna for the time being, but he seems to have his own agenda.
  • The Dragon: To Arianna, although he mainly just does his own thing, and isn’t very invested in her mission.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He’s sharing his resources with Arianna, but only so far as it benefits him. The only thing he cares about is the creation of his perfect Engine.
  • For Science!: Everything he ever does. He aims to create a perfect, all-knowing “Decision Engine” and use it to spread mighty SCIENCE across the land.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: By the end of the game, he’s not much more than the upper half of a burnt husk. He proudly proclaims that he’s learned nothing, and will keep right on building his machines.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His final Engine, Wolfram ALPHA, is designed to be fully autonomous. So when Wolfram starts barking orders at it from the sidelines, it fries him to ash with electricity.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: His philosophy in a nutshell. Got a problem to solve, or a group of meddling kids to get rid of? Just fire up your latest evil war machine!
  • Mad Scientist: He seems to think he can solve all the Internet’s problems by conquering it with deadly giant robots.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: There’s a real Dr. Wolfram and a real Wolfram Alpha, but they’re a far cry from the exaggerated parodies seen here.
  • No One Could Survive That!: This happens twice – first when BETA self-destructs with him on it, and then when ALPHA blasts him to smithereens. When asked how he survived, he simply brushes the issue aside.
    Wolfram: Ah, that's the power of science, my dear! Any other foolish questions you'd like to ask?
  • The Starscream: When the party finds him inside Arianna’s world, he’s preparing to launch an attack against her, saying that he’s gained all he can from their partnership and now it’s time to “put her down.”
  • The Unfought: You get to fight several of his creations, but never the man himself. Justified, since he’s elderly and likely can’t fight very well to begin with.
  • Villainous Rescue: When Legion has returned and all hope seems lost, it’s Wolfram who unexpectedly saves the day by reviving Arianna through the copies of her system files he’d saved.
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    ??? / Boxxyfan 
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A brooding warrior who guides the party through the dangers of the First Internet. He’s actually Boxxyfan, Catie’s arch-enemy and Cornelia’s creator, prior to becoming evil. In the present day, he’s supposed to be dead, but is that really enough to stop him?
  • Accidental Misnaming: He calls Catie “Cate,” due to mishearing her name when they first met. It crosses into Malicious Misnaming, since he still calls her that even after hearing her real name multiple times.
  • Aloof Ally: Even when he’s traveling with the party, he still acts fairly cold and distant, and doesn’t care to learn anyone’s names, (nor does he reveal his own).
  • Arch-Enemy: To Catie, who ruined his life by mistake.
  • Ax-Crazy: He acts cool and composed… unless his plans are failing, in which case he goes nuts.
  • An Axe to Grind: When he joins you, his default weapon is an axe.
  • Back from the Dead: It turns out the entire second game was his Virtual Ghost’s convoluted scheme to resurrect itself. When it works, he picks his original plans back up right where he left off.
  • Badass Long Robe: He’s never seen without it.
  • Big Bad: Of the first game. He briefly takes back the reigns in the sequel’s True Ending path.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite being the younger sibling, he’s deeply protective of Coria. Watching her fall to the “curse” is what sends him over the edge into madness.
  • The Chessmaster: In the second game, he successfully manipulates everyone into letting him take control of STORM.
  • Circling Monologue: He pulls one of these on the heroes during the epilogue.
  • Cool Helmet: His black-painted breath mask.
  • Cold Ham: Even at his most stoic, he never relinquishes control of a scene. That is, until Legion shows up and out-hams him in every way.
  • The Corruption: First Internet code, which Boxxyfan uses to hijack Arianna in the climax. He later uses it to take mastery of STORM itself.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Catie didn’t mean any harm, but her Power Incontinence led to the (supposed) death of Boxxyfan’s family and the fall of his entire civilization. Needless to say, he’s out for her blood, whatever the cost.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: He can’t survive in the current Internet without his breath mask. To drive the point home, it even plays the iconic Vader Breath sound when he first puts it on.
  • Darth Vader Clone: A Fallen Hero, wearing black armor and a life support mask? Yep, Boxxyfan fits the bill. His emotional instability might reclassify him as a Kylo Ren clone, if Boxxyfan hadn’t debuted first by several years.
  • Determinator: A villainous example. No matter what happens to him, nothing – not even his own death – will cease his pursuit of revenge.
  • The Disembodied: His “death” in the first game left him without an avatar, but he was still able to access the Internet in the form of a featureless wraith. This time, his plan involves gaining enough power to restore his body. He finally succeeds in the first ending, setting up the events of the epilogue chapter.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: He’s barely clinging to life in a world that actively wants him erased, but instead of letting it happen, he’s determined to restore himself and bring down the world instead.
  • Duel Boss: At the end, he takes out most of the party, and Catie must finally face him alone.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: The First Internet was a chaotic wasteland, and the people who lived there were clearly suffering, But Boxxyfan will stop at nothing to bring it back anyway.
  • Enemy Mine: He finally sets aside his grudge against Catie to help her fight against Legion. However, he warns that the truce won’t last, and it doesn’t.
  • Expy: He started out as a Sephiroth clone. After getting a boatload of character development in the sequel, he’s… still pretty much a Sephiroth clone.
  • Eyepatch After Timeskip: His present-day incarnation has an unexplained eyepatch. The true ending reveals that it was fake all along.
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Fallen Hero: He used to be a genuinely good person, if a bit morose, but the destruction of his home sent him spiraling into an omnicidal rage.
  • Fiery Redhead: Both he and his sister qualify. Boxxyfan is the destructive, raging kind of ‘fiery’, while Coria is the glowing, spirited kind.
  • Gas Mask, Longcoat: His attire in the present is a fantasy version of this.
  • Given Name Reveal: The final cutscene reveals his name to be “Random.”
  • Grumpy Bear: By the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, this is what he’s been reduced to. In his final shot, he’s sulking on a ferris wheel while the rest of his family enjoy themselves.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He joins the party in Chapter 7 as a chaperone for their trip up The Spire. Much later, he rejoins to help Catie and Arianna fight the True Final Boss.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He has every right to be furious at Catie, but he goes to such lengths to fix her mistake that he ends up committing far worse atrocities on purpose, and has lost what little empathy he had to begin with.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: After supposedly being dead for the whole game, he returns and hijacks the plot at the last minute.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: By the end of the main story, he’s usurped control of STORM itself.
  • Malevolent Masked Man
  • My Name Is ???: He never bothers to tell the party his name, so it’s displayed as ??? for the entire time he’s journeying with you.
  • Non-Indicative Name: He’s not exactly a big fan of Boxxy. In reality, the character was named after a notorious troll on Catie’s fan-site. In-universe, it’s explained that he took the name to mock Catie out of spite.
  • Not Quite Dead: As the Pale Wraith, he has no avatar but hasn’t quite left the virtual plane.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Bringing back the First Internet means killing everyone who lives in the current Internet, but that’s just fine with him. After all, it’s just fair payback.
  • One-Winged Angel: For his climactic final duel with Catie, he infuses his armor with some of STORM’s power, becoming the fearsome STORM Boxxyfan.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: What he’s ultimately revealed to be. When Coria hears about her brother’s “edgy revenge quest,” she acts irritated more than anything else.
    Coria: Damn it, again?! Random, we've talked about this!
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Unbeknownst to him, the one he’s sworn vengeance against is none other than Virtua herself.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Red hair, red eyes, and a pitch-black outfit with red trim.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Prior to his Face–Heel Turn, his eyes are grey. Afterwards, they turn bright red.
  • Redemption Rejection: In the final duel, you can “spare” Boxxyfan’s mask by refusing to smash it. Instead, Catie will attempt to talk him down and settle things peacefully. Boxxyfan thanks her for the second chance… then stabs Catie through the chest and taunts her while she bleeds to death.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He still keeps going after Catie when Legion show up, despite her protests that they need to work together. It takes a few timely zaps from Wolfram to finally calm him down.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In case you somehow haven’t figured it out by now…
  • Robot Master: Not so much in this game, but his first appearance had him in command of a self-programmed army of robotic minions.
  • Sanity Slippage: He slips pretty hard when Legion shows up and his plans go awry. Although given his state at the end of the prequel, it’s more like he’d already slipped and was just barely holding it together until then.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: His whole quest ends up being meaningless, since his family’s curse wore off twelve minutes after he left. When his sister finally meets him again, she’s less than impressed.
  • Start of Darkness: All of Chapter 7 is this for him. We see it, (and inadvertently cause it to happen), by way of a time travel mission gone wrong.
  • Storm of Blades: Several of his attacks involve conjuring a rain of fiery swords.
  • There's No Place Like Home: In the end, all he really wants is to restore his home. Under different circumstances, it would be a noble quest. The trouble is, it requires killing the protagonist and destroying her entire world.
  • The Unfettered: He’s going to kill Catie. He’s going to revert the Internet. He will not be stopped. No matter what.
  • Unusable Enemy Equipment: Well, it’s technically usable, and he’s not an enemy at the time, but the Attack stat-doubling accessory he wears can’t be unequipped from him or used by anyone else.
  • Vader Breath: The trope-naming sound effect plays when he puts on the breath mask for the first time. Presumably, that’s how he breathes from then on.
  • Virtual Ghost: A literal one. He spends most of the game wandering the Internet as a wraith, trying to claw his way back from virtual death.
  • Walking Spoiler: To start with, he’s supposed to be dead. And you’re not supposed to know that he’s the guy you meet in the past. Pretty much everything about his role in the plot is a spoiler of some kind.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Because Catie accidentally destroyed it.

    SPOILER CHARACTER 
Warning: Here be major unmarked spoilers! Turn back if you haven't seen the True Ending!

Legion

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An ancient, all-consuming black dragon, and the greatest threat the Internet has ever faced. In the past, he fought Virtua for control over cyberspace, and he won, only to be defeated by the human users he sought to destroy. His soul was broken into many small, yet still sapient, pieces… known as Anonymous.
  • The Anti-God: In myths, he’s said to be Virtua’s evil counterpart, made from the ambient hate and corruption of the Internet’s users. The truth is a bit more complicated – he is Virtua’s counterpart, but she made him herself, from her own repressed hatred.
  • Asteroids Monster: When its pieces are defeated, they split and reform into smaller dragons. Upon seeing it for the first time, Tyalie makes a direct comparison to the trope namer.
  • Badass Boast:
AM THE BLACK WINGS OF CHAOS... THE FIRST SHADOW, AND THE LAST...I AM THE END OF ALL THINGS, AND NOW... IT'S TIME TO DIE.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: A digital version. Legion exists for one, single-minded purpose: to destroy all traces of mankind in the virtual realm.
  • Break Them by Talking: He tries this on Catie, and it very nearly works until Arianna slaps her back to her senses.
  • Dark Is Evil: He’s jet black, and as pure evil as it gets.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Neither Legion nor STORM are killable on their own, but the heroes manage it when they merge. It’s implied by Arianna’s Enemy Scan that their fusion is unstable enough to leave them both vulnerable.
  • Dragons Are Demonic
  • The Dreaded: Even Boxxyfan is terrified of him, and is willing to set aside revenge and work with Catie if it means taking him down.
  • Eldritch Abomination: As the Legion Singularity, he resembles an abstract mass of draconic flesh and green smog, with STORM’s great eye peering out from within.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Boy, is he ever. Even in a cast full of ham, Legion is the undisputed king.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He’s unfailingly well-spoken, and treats Catie/Virtua like an old friend, but he never hides the fact that he means to destroy her and lay waste to the Internet.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He may not be the one pulling the strings, but he sits firmly at the top of the evil hierarchy, and when he gets revived, the current Big Bad’s plans are instantly made irrelevant.
  • I Am Legion: Naturally. In Chapter 7, the defeated Legion-Anons speak to the party in one voice.
  • I Am the Noun: See Badass Boast above.
  • Incoming Ham:
AT LAST, I LIVE AGAIN, AT THE DYING OF THE LIGHT…
  • Kill All Humans: He was made from Virtua’s repressed hatred of humanity, so wiping them out is his only desire. And once he’s done purging cyberspace, he’ll move on to reality.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever this guy rears his head, all semblance of humor dies a swift and painful death.
  • Literal Split Personality: Virtua split herself in two, to settle her conflicting feelings about humanity. Legion was the darker half… and when they fought, he ended up winning.
  • Made of Evil: Depending on which version of the tale you hear, he’s either all of humanity’s hatred given form, or Virtua’s hatred of humanity given form.
  • Meaningful Name: He’s been shattered into a legion of smaller forms. Also, “Anonymous is Legion” is an age-old 4chan battle cry.
  • No Indoor Voice: When he regains his true form, everything he says is in bold capitals.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: To an even greater degree than Boxxyfan. For Legion, killing every living soul in cyberspace is only the beginning.
  • One-Winged Angel: Fusing with STORM transforms him from a black dragon into an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Our Dragons Are Different
  • Sealed Evil in a Six Pack: To keep him at bay, his soul was split into many fragments. When the Internet shifted, the fragments lost their memories just like everyone else, rendering them (mostly) harmless. Legion was more or less gone for good… until Boxxyfan’s “reversion pulse” hit a large enough group of Anons.
  • Sequential Boss: The battle with his pieces lasts four phases, as they keep splitting each time they’re defeated.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While he’s teased before then, he doesn’t fully appear until the last half hour of the game. But when he finally makes his entrance, the whole story is thrown completely off its rails.
  • Spanner in the Works: Boxxyfan’s grand master plan is capsized within minutes of Legion’s arrival.
  • The Singularity: In his final form, the Legion Singularity, he aims to break the barrier between the Internet and reality.
  • True Final Boss: He’s the last enemy you have to face on the True Ending path.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: It’s debatable how saccharine this game is, but Legion is its vilest element by far.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he’s finally slain, his speech turns increasingly panicked and “digitized” with each line, until he’s finally just screaming his last words in binary.
  • Walking Spoiler: You literally can’t say anything about him that isn’t a huge spoiler. Just learning he exists marks a major turning point in the plot.
  • We Can Rule Together: As part of his Breaking Speech, he attempts to lure Catie into re-fusing with him, with promises of sharing STORM’s unimaginable power.
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