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A list of the protagonists, antagonists, and other characters found in the RP Cardboard Chronicles.

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  • The Ace: One of the strongest and most-skilled characters in the story.
  • Author Avatar: Of wolf.spider a commentator on the Spinny forum and one of the three main contributors to the story.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Real parents are unknown while adopted parents died (accidentally by his hands) a long time ago.
  • Genius Bruiser: Robert's smart and cunning, and also a skilled warrior.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: On top of a natural ability to use chaos energy and a learned ability to use order energy, Wolf.Spider also has a fairly extensive knowledge of martial arts.
  • Last of His Kind: Believed himself to be one of the last if not the last surviving member of the Chaos Lineage for much of the story. until it's revealed there were several other survivors.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Robert is Kitty's father.
  • Teleportation: Rediscovered the ancient Chaos Lineage's Instantaneous Movement Technique.
  • Older Than They Look: He's been around since the Roman era.
  • Split Personalities: Appears to have a less nice secondary personality though possibly a ruse to trick opponents.
  • This Is a Drill: His ultimate finisher is forming an intense vortex of Chaos and Order Energy around his sword and stabbing it into his enemy.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: One of the few to successfully combine Order and Chaos Energy.







  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The villainous half of a Sealed Badass in a Can. Whatever was left of his humanity is long gone and not missed.
  • Semi-Divine: Asura has been infused with the power of the Soul Jewel, which was created by the gods of his world, but he seeks to become fully divine.
  • Soul Jar: Asura's consciousness is contained within the aptly-named Soul Jewel, and takes over those who try to use it.
  • Super Empowering: He can imbue others with the Soul Jewel's power.
  • Super Soldier: His favourite host body, as it came equipped with a suit of Powered Armor and Energy Weapons.
  • Teleportation: His cybernetic armour is equipped with a mid-range quantum transporter.
  • Too Powerful to Live: His ultimate goal was to become a god, and he came close to doing so with the Soul Jewel's limitless power, which is why he was killed.
  • Tragic Monster: As more of his backstory is revealed, he wasn't always a bloodthirsty monster with a god complex.
  • True Companions: Much as he might deny it, he considers Scylla to be this.
  • Villainous RROD: Continuously floods his body with the Soul Jewel's power until it gives out on him.
  • Volcanic Veins: Has glowing red ones when his host is human and degenerating, though in his transhuman body they are Tron Lines.
  • Was Once a Man: He was once human, though rage, bloodlust, and desire for power have twisted him into a monster.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: While his backstory has yet to be fully revealed, Asura was not always an Ax-Crazy Humanoid Abomination.


  • Bad Boss: Is not above brutally punishing his servants for their failure.
  • Belly Mouth: When the Crawling Chaos takes over him he develops one.
  • Big Bad: Of the first couple of arcs.
  • Demonic Possession: Was manipulated by the Crawling Chaos into becoming a host for it.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: After his defeat it's revealed there are far more powerful entities than him in existence.
  • Power of the Void: One of his powers.
  • Super Mode: Uses powerful armor and crystal augmentations at the end to increase his power.


  • Barrier Warrior: Alters the flow of time around himself to slow down oncoming attacks.
  • Back from the Dead: Was resurrected by Kenshin.
  • Berserk Button: Don't wake him up. You won't like him when he's awake.
  • Blood Knight: When he wakes up, his personality changes completely.
  • Bullet Time: Is capable of inducing this.
  • The Dragon: He is Kenshin's top enforcer and was extremely loyal to him almost to the end.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He abandoned Kenshin to his fate at the very end of the Kenshin Arc. Whether he will ultimately become a good guy, remain a villain, or become an anti-hero is for now uncertain.
  • Heavy Sleeper: And it doesn't help that Zodi dumps his caffeine pills down the sink as a prank.
  • Eaten Alive: By Kenshin while he was under the Crawling Chaos' influence.
  • Not a Morning Person: Or an Afternoon Person, or an Evening Person... he really doesn't like being woken up.
  • Sleepyhead: Can be most often found taking a nap, even in the middle of a fight.

The Shadow


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Eve/ Draelia

  • Bad Boss: It has been shown at least once that Draelia/Eve will not hesitate to dispose of a pawn once she believes that they serve a greater purpose out of her way.
  • Big Bad: It has been hinted heavily that Eve/Draelia will in the future become a very dangerous threat.
  • Bigger Bad: Was the one who facilitated the Demon Kins' transformation into the Chaos Acolytes.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: While we have seen her on screen and her motives have been suggested, we don't really know anything for certain about Eve. Her few claims of motive seem to go against her actual actions.

     The Red Kingdom 

King Wolfor

Prince Croco

     Chaos Lineage 

Chaos Warriors


  • Cast from Lifespan: One of her necromantic techniques involves infusing a soul with her life force to more-or-less bring it back to life, which shortens her life span and if the soul sustains fatal injuries it is destroyed.
  • Cool Big Sis: To wolf.spider.
  • Necromancer: Has a variety of spells that can bring back the dead.


  • Action Girl: Can hold her own in combat and gives Kitty and Curious a few pointers.
  • Battle Couple: With wolf.spider.
  • Teleportation: She can use IMT, but isn't as skilled at it as wolf.spider.

Demon Kin


  • Big Good: Is the one who founded the Chaos Warriors and helped end the Great War by sealing away the Chaos Acolytes.
  • Cain and Abel: Is the Abel to Scylla's Cain. Or is she...?
  • Evil All Along: According to Scylla.
  • Red Baron: Is known as the Grand Witch of the Black Swamp.

The War Chief

  • The Ace: Was revered as the strongest Demon Kin of his era, and his death sparked the decline of his people.
  • Papa Wolf: Is Scylla's and the Grand Witch's father, and threaten his kids at your peril.
  • Teleportation: He can use IMT, and is even more skilled at it than wolf.spider.

Cloaked Chaos King

Masked Chaos King

Fat Chaos King

  • Asshole Victim: Has one arm bitten off by Asura, is disembowelled by Scylla, incinerated by SC4, and stabbed in the heart by Sif.
  • Back from the Dead: Is killed by Scylla and resurrected by Nimue.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wields a bizarre glaive-like weapon.
  • Expy: Was compared to the Clown from Spawn.
  • Fat Bastard: He's obese, loud, arrogant, and extremely rude.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Happily calls the characters and writing out on their various flaws while blatantly ignoring his own.
  • He-Man Woman Hater/Straw Misogynist: Berates Sif for being a Faux Action Girl while mutilating Sieg, and underestimates Scylla due to her being a woman. Ironically, he's done in twice by women, two of them being Sif and Scylla.
  • Medium Awareness: Is fully aware that he's part of a narrative and berates the sloppy writing and cliches utilized in every character but himself.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: So much so that Nimue hexes him so that every time he swears a censor beep comes out instead.

Chaos Acolytes

The Crawling Chaos



  • Ambiguous Gender: No word on whether it was originally a he or a she.
  • Combat Tentacles: Has a long, thick tentacle extending from the back of its head that contains its brain.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Takes on a form attractive to its target in order to get close to them.
  • Evil Albino: Is lily-white with red eyes, but has no hair in its Chaos Acolyte form.
  • Losing Your Head: Survived being decapitated by North.
  • Rubber Hose Limbs: Possesses no joints in its arms or legs, and can use them like tentacles.
  • Unsexy Sadist: Gets off by psychologically tormenting and physically torturing others.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can assume the appearance of anyone it has taken a DNA sample from.

     Temporal Bureau of Investigation 

Tropes common to the TBI

Ezekiel Templeton

  • Affectionate Nickname: Tempy or Zeke.
  • By-the-Book Cop: He comes across as one of these, but is more a Cowboy Cop, as he defied TBI protocol to chase Asura.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Connor's Cain.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: Wears a brown trench coat and a hat in addition to his Cool Mask, which is based off the ones worn by medieval plague doctors.
  • Inspector Javert: Comes across as this towards North, wanting to prosecute him for Asura's crimes.
  • It's Personal: The reason Templeton hates Asura so much is because he killed and ate his team mates.
  • Laser Blade: Wields a lightsaber-like energy sword.
  • Ray Gun: His ranged weapon looks like a pistol but is actually one of these.

Eliza Swallow

  • Action Girl: Can hold her own in combat.
  • Cowboy Cop: Is somewhat more willing to bend the rules than Zeke.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses a pair of pistols.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Was forced to turn in her badge and became a PI until she was reinstated to track down Templeton.

Connor Templeton



     Other Characters 


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  • Author Avatar: The clones are this for wrong wolf, whereas the baka's are oversized, monstrous versions of bakaneko - both commentators on the Spinnerette comment board.
  • Buxom Is Better: One of their philosophies. The Bakas will also ignore any female with less than a high-end C-cup.
  • Cargo Cult: They worship a cutout of Greta Gravity and use the web-comic it comes from as scripture.
  • Cloning Blues: There seems to be a limitless number of them, and more are being cloned all the time.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: They are incredibly zany and even the slightest mention of "Greta-chan" causes them to stampede.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: The fewer clones there are, the greater threat they pose... and they rarely come in numbers under 100.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Breed/clone cat-like genetically engineered abominations called Bakas.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: What they do to anything that gets between them and Greta.
  • Lost Technology/Schizo Tech: They are cloned in a number of hidden underground cloning facilities. The facilities themselves are a mesh of Clock Punk and Steam Punk, though where the technology comes from is unknown.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Their love for Greta Gravity defies logic and at times the laws of physics.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: While the majority of the clones are just as crazy as they act, there is a sect of them that is much more dangerous.
  • Parody Religion: They worship Greta Gravity, a villainess from the Spinnerette webcomic.
  • Redshirt Army: All the clones seen thus far except 623 have been killed off very quickly.
  • Sacred Scripture: They use print-outs of the Spinnerette webcomic as one.






  • Badass Normal: Graduates to this after training from SC4.
  • Brave Scot/Fighting Irish: Her mother was descended from the few remaining Celts who fled Asura's rampage.
  • Broken Bird: In short order she is captured by pirates (the captain of whom is her ex-fiance), her beloved Grandma is killed, her hometown is razed, and her love interest captured while she is powerless to do anything about it.
  • Can't Catch Up: She is massively outclassed by everyone.
  • Damsel in Distress: She is captured by pirates.
  • Horny Vikings: Her father's side of the family is Scandinavian.
  • Faux Action Girl: She tries to fight, but lacks the confidence to do so effectively.
  • In the Hood: Sif dons a hooded robe and armour after completing her training with SC4.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Grew up in an isolated village founded by Vikings and Celts and has no fighting experience or supernatural abilities.
  • Second Love: She and North are this to each other, but are too uncomfortable to admit it.
  • Show Some Leg: Does this to the pirate captain to distract him while reaching for a knife.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Lives with her paternal grandmother, Hilde.
  • Mentor Ship: She is in love with North, and is also his squire.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: It was North who came to rescue Sif from the pirates although she was already on her way to rescuing herself, gave her a reason to live after losing everything, and taught her how to fight, and she feels she has to rescue him because of how much she owes him. Lampshaded and brutally mocked by the Fat Chaos King.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After being trained by SC 4 for 10 years' worth of time.


  • Asshole Victim: She tortured Sif, and was brutally and slowly murdered by the Fat Chaos King.


  • The Atoner: After cooling his heels in Tartarus he claims to have changed his ways.
  • BFS: The Harpē, which is an obsidian-bladed sickle-sword capable of killing Eldritch Abominations.
  • The Chessmaster: Is maneuvering Templeton, Asura, and the TBI to suit his own purposes.
  • Classical Mythology: He was the king of the Titans.
  • Fusion Dance: Merged with the Protogenoi Chronos to become a god of time.
  • Green Thumb: Was once a god of agriculture, though this aspect was supplanted by his status as "Father Time".
  • Offing the Offspring: Ate his kids after a prophecy predicted they'd overthrow him.
  • Physical God: Was once the king of the Titans.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was trapped in Tartarus for untold millennia until it was decided he'd suffered enough and was made king of Elysium.
  • Sinister Scythe: The Harpē, which is part sickle and part sword.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Cronus, Cronos, Kronos... but not Chronos.
  • Time Abyss: Existed since before the creation of humans, and before the Earth itself.


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