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Julmoth Ran'Obhol

Lovable badass batarian goofball. Not even death can defeat him. Currently living on the Citadel as a security guard for Trask Interstellar.
  • Action Survivor: Julmoth survives situations that really should kill him (such as his ship being boarded by slavers), despite being a normal guy with no formal combat training.

Mekan (Mekan Of Omega)

An extremely friendly and nerdy batarian hacker who was raised on Omega, and has since moved to the Citadel. He runs a one-man cybersecurity business out of his home on the Citadel but occasionally abandons the business to go on wacky and/or awesome adventures.
  • Action Survivor: He's not trained in combat, and as of the time of this writing, has survived two major combat situations where he contributed to the team's overall victory.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being friendly and generally non-prejudiced, he has a breaking point. When you reach it, you'll know.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: This is his primary reason for ever getting involved in something related to being shot at, or shooting at people. Plus, he's just so gosh-darn helpful in normal situations.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had a pretty serious one following Operation Down With Discord. He was never psychologically prepared for combat, but participated in the assault on Discord's base anyway.
  • Large Ham: When Mekan was fighting on the Pequod in the endgame of Who Goes There 2, he had some pretty serious emotional reactions to the fighting. This manifested as Mekan breaking out the ham. He attributes this to adrenaline rushes in combat.
  • Made of Iron: During the boarding action on the Pequod at the end of Who Goes There 2, he manages to get near-fatally shot and then almost crushed to death on top of that by the local cosmic horror. He keeps going for the rest of the mission, only realizing he'd been shot by the time the boarding party's gotten away from danger.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Mekan hates the batarian trade and tradition of slavery. He happens to be batarian.
  • No Name Given: He's never mentioned his last name for some reason.
  • Playful Hacker: Mekan generally doesn't go out of his way to cause real damage or harm with his hacking talents, unless someone really pisses him off.

Bintar Ranak (4eyes4thewin)

A remarkably cheerful batarian slaver
  • Affably Evil: Bintar goes out of his way to be genuinely nice and sociable with others. If you weren't aware of the fact he's slaver, you might think of him as a bumbling, if occasionally charming, businessman.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In spades. In particular, he once tricked a salarian into selling himself into slavery.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite his somewhat overt personality, he's proven capable of subtlety, and is quietly spreading his influence that might normally be outside his reach. And when the situation calls for it, he'll get his hands dirty.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Has yet to indulge in For the Evulz, and is more interested in achieving his goals practically. That just so happens to be the selling of flesh.

Skhash the drummer

A vorcha who plays the drums for a red metal band named "Loveseat of skulls".
  • You No Take Candle: Like your average vorcha, he suffers from speech impediments. However, this is no indication of his intelligence, which has proven over time to be quite sharp and to the point.

Ekarn Gaelak

A deeply religious batarian veteran of the Reaper War, has since resigned from the military to aid with the reconstruction.
  • Walking the Earth: After the war, Ekarn met up with a priestess from the state of Khaljah (the only state on Khar'Shan that survived the war intact), and has accompanied her on her travels across the planet.

Ana'Therion vas Nedas

Quarian psychotherapist/dominatrix formerly based on Omega. Enjoys working on psych publications and forcibly 'reforming' slavers and pirates.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the course of two days, she melded with (and absorbed a mindful of horrifying imagery from) a Serial Killer, was misblamed for a kidnapping incident, caught up in life-and-death-tinged relationship drama, and had her house blown up in a crossfire between armed militias. She gave up and left Omega shortly afterwards.
  • The Exile: Subverted; she left the Flotilla on her own (although family troubles and a hostile political climate certainly influenced that decision), and generally gets along well with other quarians.
  • Supervillain: Not actually one, but loves invoking the imagery. Also, there's the suit of Powered Armor stowed away, just waiting to be used.

Daia T'Nara (asari_promiscuity)

A 400-year-old asari, born on Thessia and now living on Illium. In addition to her ongoing career as a high-priced escort, she co-owns a small environmental systems company (Envirometrics) with her bondmate Ana'Therion vas Nedas, and occasionally has supporting roles in locally-made adult films.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: Her natural accent (cultured Australian when rendered into English by a translator) is generally regarded as very pleasing. She can imitate a number of other asari accents (and languages, asari and alien) near-flawlessly, which she often does to compliment particular fantasies.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Has various genetic modifications suited to her profession, including limited dextro-resistance, enhanced flexibility, increased lung capacity, and so on. None for cosmetic purposes, aside from a minor alteration to the skin markings on her forehead, to resemble/honour her turian father's facial tattoos.
  • Combat Aestheticist: But only when sparring, when she'll incorporate dance moves into her martial arts for fun. On the infrequent occasions she's been in actual danger, she simply looks to escape at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ethical Slut: Formerly. Since falling for Ana, Daia has become socially monogamous, but is still a working escort, and makes no excuses for enjoying her job.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She doesn't try to be this on the forum, but between her career, her various side projects in adult film and performance, and a conspicuous lack of inhibitions, it tends to happen anyway.
  • The Pollyanna: Her general outlook on life. She's not oblivious to the harsher side of life, especially in the sex industry (and periodically takes part in awareness campaigns to improve safety and conditions for sex workers), but she's invariably cheerful nonetheless. Serves as Blithe Spirit in a professional sense - as well as everything else her clients enjoy about her, she's just refreshing to be around.
  • Shout-Out: The VI autopilot for her ship is a holographic image of herself as she would look if human, which she named Sasha; Daia's appearance (created via photoshop) is based on Sasha Grey.
  • Unproblematic Prostitution: Justified, between the profession not being stigmatised among asari in general, and Daia having had over three centuries to reach the pleasant working conditions she enjoys currently. She's very well aware of how perilous the industry can be, and people being wilfully dismissive of the rights of sex workers is something of a Berserk Button for her (though being the peaceful soul she is, it tends to make her cross rather than violent).
  • Wrench Wench: Reckons she could have been a pretty fair professional mechanic has she pursued it instead of stripping back when she chose a career. Under her mother's guidance she flew and maintained a light aircraft during her adolescence, and recently rebuilt two antique Earth automobiles (and Talbot-Lago T150 SS, and a Jaguar E-Type) with modern aircar capability, the second without outside assistance.

Janice Amelia Proctor (j_proctor)

A 34-year old politican based mainly in Illium. A self-described "ethical industrialist, European parliamentarian and casual wit", Proctor balances her time between maintaing her seat in the European Parliament and attending to her business portfolio. For reasons unknown, her business ventures tend often to end in failure, if not litigation.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Manages to hold on to her seat in the European Parliament, despite being a caustic elitist with a history of dodgy financial deals and links to quasi-racist political parties.

Linya M'Tanis (Scientific_Pursuits)

A two-hundred and forty seven year old asari maiden with a doctorate in Chemistry. Not that you could tell at first glance, considering her...enthusiasm.
  • Break the Cutie: She was hit hard by Elara's death, but is at least trying to move on with help from her family and friends.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She hugs lab equipment and allows untrained visitors to handle unknown minerals, but she's good at what she does. She's also a terrific dancer.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: It bears repeating - she hugs lab equipment.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Euphemisms and their ilk tend to make a slight whistling noise as they fly over her head.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: She is really friggin' loud when excited.
  • Ditzy Genius: Many an accident has been attributed to her lack of situational awareness.
  • Friends with Benefits: Used to sleep with Elara casually, but they eventually grew to have a thing for one another.
  • The Glomp: She has a Black Belt in ninja-glomping and isn't ashamed to use them.
  • My Beloved Smother: Played with, Mirala loves her dearly but tends to go on about embarrassing details at times and is seriously wanting grandkids yesterday.
  • Official Couple: She and Elara have been going steady for some time now as of recent events, "I Want Grandkids" pressure be damned.
  • Squee!: Unleashes these with aplomb whenever either Elara or anything cute are around.

Iryana Lerish (DrellChem, formerly Overworked_Intern)

A drell chemist who moved to Illium for a job shortly before the Reaper Invasion. Was a coworker for Linya before the asari became a professor. The two are currently in a relationship.
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Michael Thompson (mikemerc)

A veteran freelancer mercenary in command of a small merc group working in the Terminus.

Jorgal Dwick (Infrastruct/DWICK)

An old, fat, rude, crude krogan who has somehow wrested control of a massive media network in the aftermath of the Reaper War. Taking advantage of the Genophage’s cure, he also claims (at every opportunity) to have built an enormous lineage of illegitimate successors.


  • Acrofatic: Regularly loves to terrify people by sneaking up on them with disturbingly precise biotics.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Has claimed to pay his vorcha animators in marshmallow fluff.
  • Egopolis: The lobby of One Dwickcast Tower is adorned with an enormous statue of Dwick dressed in ludicrous, 18th-Century human dress.
  • Fantastic Racism: He loathes quarians, finding them pitiful shells of what they used to be 300 years ago.
  • Troll: Constantly irritates the rest of the board purely for his own amusement.

Terrorbyte

Jorgal Dwick’s equally egotistical right-hand man, a volus who acts as the CFO for the Dwick Dwickcast Syndykyt. Formerly a black-hat hacker of some repute, he's marginally more self-aware, and is constantly fighting to shut his meal ticket up before he lands them both in prison.


  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His alleged name (as printed in a magazine with questionable veracity) is Ihaba Naem.
  • With Friends Like These...: He’s a hacker that likes to upend economies from the safety of a small vault. His partner is a belligerent lunatic with no indoor voice who murdered quarian infants with the bubbles they were kept in. To say they squabble is an understatement.

Bo Kross (Kage)

Gorik's second-in-command.Now currently the leader of AEGIS after Korwun's disappearance
  • Anti-Hero: While he generally believes in AEGIS' philosophy, he is not above performing less than savoury work to meet that end.
  • Because I'm Good at It: Being a soldier is the only thing that brings him purpose in his life.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Several in fact. From surviving the battle of Torfan, to the death of his younger sister during the war, and plenty of other tragedies in between.
  • Survivor's Guilt: A result of losing many of his friends and comrades during the war.

[Redacted] (RememberTheBlitz)

Formerly a high-level Cerberus officer, RTB is the chairman of Noveria's [Redacted] Security Consultants.
  • Defector from Decadence: Left Cerberus and faked his death after realizing that Cerberus no longer held humanity's best interests at heart.
  • Faking the Dead: His strategy for avoiding reprisal for defection. It worked for about six months.
  • Fantastic Racism: RTB's feelings towards batarians are not particularly subtle.
  • Necessarily Evil: Understood that the actions of Cerberus are morally wrong, but believed that were necessary. This changed when they started integrating people.
  • No Name Given: His real name is [Redacted].
  • Running Gag: After a [Redacted] incident, he installed overactive censorship VIs that tend to render many of his statements unintelligible.

Nassa D'Veyra (Corona)


  • The Dreaded: Didn't earn the moniker "The Ogre", for nothing.

Avera Oscaius (Grayeye)

A turian Blue Suns legionnaire and sniper, presently attached to the 9 Commando unit.

Dawn

A human born in the slums of the parisian suburbs, Dawn left Earth at age 13 (or maybe 14). She's been around, settling on a human colony, then leaving to visit Illium, Imorkan, the Citadel, and eventually Omega; she soon found a liking for the station. Now aged 21 (or 22), she clearly has it in for slavers...and batarians. Batarian slavers. This hate was born from personal and, obviously, unpleasant experiences with the aforementioned population.
  • Bad Dreams: She had a bloody childhood. These are a given.
  • Improbable Age: Dawn is 21/22, and she's a tech specialist.
  • Not So Weak: She doesn't hesitate to kill when threatened, as the story of her first kill suggests.

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Murtag Kirok (I_Am_Kirok)

A mercenary-minded animal lover who loves hard work, getting paid, and relaxing when he gets the chance. A blue-collar krogan through and through. He works as Abattoir's muscle in the Embodiment.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Let it never be said that Kirok went into combat with anything less than a smile on his face.
  • Chef of Iron: He's one part bounty hunter, one part short order cook, and all badass.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Just watch him when Whitefang's at his side. Just...watch.
  • Deep South: He speaks with a thick southern accent. He's probably speaking a certain dialect, and it's being translated as such to show it.
  • Lethal Chef: Well, most of his 'downhome krogan recipes' certainly certainly have this effect on non-krogan.

Suri'Neyvi vas Rosenkreuz

A sixteen year old mentally ill quarian with a violent streak, Abattoir's apprentice and former fangirl.
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Suri is a teenager, with all the hormone induced craziness and angst that comes with the territory. For some reason this has induced an "aww adorable" reaction from people instead of the usual 'how obnoxious' one.
  • Daddy's Girl Suri's dad is great! He gave her a knife! Oops, she probably stabbed him after mom.
  • Knife Nut: Suri's knife is her favorite calming totem, also her favorite murdering weapon
  • Laughably Evil: Suri is often played for laughs as much as she is for horror.
  • Mommy Issues: Suri's mother clearly had mental issues of her own, it's In the Blood so to speak. How severe these issues were is obscured by Suri's telling of events.
  • My Parents Are Dead: Except that she probably killed them, although she viciously denies this fact.
  • Psycho Supporter: She'd do anything for Abattoir. Anything.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Suri's past is probably nowhere near as colorful as she claims it is.

Anistasy'Reyna vas Clear Skies (Arbitrary)

An exiled quarian who turned to mercenary work. Anistasy is no stranger to trauma or hardship having lost her hands and various other parts, and had a relationship turned sour with Dr. Ana'Therion vas Nedas. She hired Thel'Adean as her navigator and mechanic.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult or hurt her friends. She will kill you for it.
  • Crazy-Prepared: To the point where she has explosives rigged across her entire apartment in case she needs to pack up and move.
  • White Mask of Doom: She customized her helmet to have a white skull light up inside of it to intimidate her foes, ala Ghost.

Johnny (Some_Random_Merc)


Kojet

A rare case among the elcor, Kojet is a freelance mercenary residing in the Terminus Systems. He's quite arrogant, but he is, by no means, a pushover. Kojet is essentially a tank on legs, carrying enough strength and firepower to wipe out a platoon.

Mandatory

A rather young Blood Pack Krogan. He is extremely violent, crass and rude.

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Abattoir

Drell mercenary. Leads a private military corporation called Embodiment. Is known for his suavity and brutality.
  • Everybody Knew Already: Abattoir and Velinara's "engagement" was this for a while until it became an open secret.
  • Really Gets Around: Three children with three different women, plus a variety of one-off liaisons.

Abad Sam-mel

A batarian slaver who loves good wine and hates humans.
  • Affably Evil: When Abad's not leading slave raids, he's pleasant and friendly towards most people, including his former victims.
  • At Least I Admit It: Frequently invokes this when pointing out the hypocrisy of non-batarian races condemning the Hegemony for having a slave caste.
  • Badass Baritone: Abad has been described as having a deep voice.
  • Taking You with Me: Set off a nuke in an attempt to destroy a Reaper, killing himself in the process.
  • Visionary Villain: Abad's not a slaver for the money; he's trying to drive humanity out of the Terminus Systems for the good of his people.

Algar (Augment)


  • Sadistic Choice: As Aphin raised a gun to him, Algar made him choose: his revenge for the lives of his old crew...or the lives of his new one?

Kema'Holkin nar Herring

Cowardly, suttering quarian with a turian fetish. He spends most of his pilgrimage (and days) working in a hospital, despite his crippling fear of germs.
  • Covert Pervert: Secretly owns many magazines, calendars, and pin ups of turians.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Tortured for two-three days, and his body was ripped apart and fed to Vorcha and Varren.
  • The Medic: Very experienced with medicine and occasional surgery.
  • Odd Friendship: A violent, boisterous krogan with No Indoor Voice is best friends with a meek, overly worrisome quarian. Think about that for a second. Could also be considered a case of Sensitive Guy and Manly Man.
  • The Pollyanna: A surprisingly bittersweet version of this. Takes any shit he has to go through with a smile, but will often remark on it in a grimly cynical sort of way.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: When he stutters to much on a word, he chooses a different one.
  • Precision F-Strike: The worst swear you'll usually hear from him is "damn", and the occasional "bosh'tet". But when exceptionally angry, serious, or otherwise grumpy, expect a few naughty, naughty words.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Rare, and mostly happens when someone begins insulting a person that he cares about. Also has caused him to scold a krogan at least three times. Funny enough, it works.
  • Speech Impediment: Stutters. A lot.
  • Terrified of Germs: Defines his way of life, what he does, and how he does it.
  • Transparent Closet: Occasionally tries to hide his sexuality, even though blind people could see that his helmet's on backwards.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Wears a hood. A particular hood that normally only female quarians should wear.
  • Workaholic: Is in love with his job, and spends at least twelve hours working daily. Rarely takes vacations.

Jerhomme Kan'Garm

A monotone, robotlike batarian whose 'past' is a mystery to literally all around him. Making a good living out of the Omega's problems by creating an entire business focusing on mercs and them doing the dirty work for anyone who contacts him. Owns a Vorcha named Tenpenny.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Averted. He would not only accept exiles, insane people, prostitutes, mass murderers, and otherwise evil people into his business, he would welcome them with open hands.
  • For the Evulz: Explains why he has multiple rooms dedicated to torturing workers that get on his nerves.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's Mr. Kangarm.
  • Lack of Empathy: If anything, he's in love with the pain he (or his workers) can cause.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Cannot fight for the life of him. Thus, the only pain he can cause is when the victim is strapped to a table.

Caldus Discori (Discord )

A maniacal, egotistical and completely amoral turian pirate lord and slaver. Managed to enrage almost the entire CDN forum by posting a list of slaves for sale. Many of those so enraged were mercenaries, and banded together to kill him.
  • As Long as There is Evil:
    Discord "Y-You think thissss'll change... anything? Y-ouuu thin' other people won' replace m-muh-muh-me? N-nothing... ever... changes... in the Terminussss."
    Kyr "Coldly: And when somebody replaces you, we'll step up and eliminate them. With pride: This group of mercenaries just showed you that even in the Terminus, there will be individuals ready to protect the weak and uphold justice."
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Dies right after dropping multiple F bombs.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Discord "Such a comedy genius. At least you apes have mastered one thing, besides dying like animals."
  • Evil Brit: Despite being a turian, he speaks with distinctly upper-class English diction.
  • Fantastic Racism: Refers to humans as 'apes'.
  • Jerkass: Arrogant, racist, cruel and malicious.
  • Large Ham: Introduced himself as The Caldus Discori. It got worse.

Winter

Everyone's favorite dumbass.
  • Karmic Death: After announcing his return to the boards (quickly met by a choir of disgust), he announced he was going to Omega. Upon arrival, he lasted less than five minutes.

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Macul Atum (Hemlock)

An angry volus chemist, hired by Turnonav to reverse-engineer LIGHT in order to manufacture and sell it on Omega. Not a people person. KIA in the finale of WHO GOES THERE?.
  • Karmic Death: How does possession by an Eldritch Abomination leading to a grisly death sound for someone who performed gruesome tests involving another eldritch horror (as well as someone who can't play nice to save his life) sound to you?

Elara T'Meyra (Biotic-Smurf)

Elara T'Meyra is an asari merc/secruity consultant. Centuries before she was an Eclipse sister, and before that a commando along with her sister and mother who lead the unit they were in. After they had a bit of a falling out she and Aayla joined the Eclipse sisterhood to distance themselves from their mother's influence. Her time in Eclipse was not pleasant, and she left sometime after. Upon meeting Daia T'Nara she began to mellow out a bit and nowadays is a good friend of hers. Killed in action in "Who Goes There 2" at the hands of Maladact Tarn's men.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She was friendly and polite to most people, but in a fight she was a whole different animal.
  • Covert Pervert: To an extent, she did have a collar and chain attached to her bedroom wall.
  • Red Oni B Lue Oni: Ironically, she was the hot-headed and energetic red oni to Everett's measured and rational blue oni.

Clint van Wallach (Gunslinger)

A human Bounty Hunter stationed on Omega, this man had a penchant for a soft voice and a damn quick draw. KIA in the Noveria chapter of Who Goes There, Part II.
  • Nice to the Waiter: In Mass Effect-ese, he always tries for the Paragon route before going in guns blazing.
  • The Stoic: Has yet to really lose his cool, even when in the company of Macul Atum.
  • You Are in Command Now: By means of veteran experience alone, he’s the leader of the PCs in the main Who Goes There? Chapters – even when fighting alongside the captain of a frigate.

Talyth Mellas

A krogan Battlemaster, skilled in biotics. He owns many bars and has been present at quite a few major events in galactic history. For example, he was on Omega when Aria took over, Rannoch during the Geth uprisings, Elysium during the Blitz, Eden Prime during the attack, and the Citadel when Saren attacked it. He was a member of the Crimson Chains before he struck out on his own. KIA as of WHO GOES THERE 2

Marcus Koren (BioticSalvation)

The leader of an extensive biotic cult that disguises itself as a charity organization, Koren is a charasmatic man with a mysterious agenda. Whatever it is though, the rest of the galaxy may very well burn for it.
  • Big Bad: Of the BioticSalvation arc, and more than a few characters who went up against him.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: Wanted to create a society where Biotics were on top, and screw everyone else.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He didn't anticipate that breaking the clavicle of Kate Parker's mentor would be enough of a stimuli for her to break loose of the control implant he attached to her skull.
  • Hero Killer: His violent slaying of Sortakani Orren might be considered a sign of this, and he almost manages to overpower the team sent to defeat him, which included an elcor and an asari Matriarch. Thankfully, Evil Cannot Comprehend Good.
  • Invasion of the Baby Snatchers: Likely set the record for most CDN members abducted in a single setting.
  • Smug Snake: His supreme confidence was unwavering, until the final battle.
  • This Cannot Be!: Sums up his final thoughts as he was defeated once and for all.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Played with. While he often appears to rather evil from the get go with most he meets, including people who work for him that haven't been indoctrinated, his charity has given him a glowing reputation amongst the rest of the galaxy. Which was why he created the charity in the first place.

Aniko "Anna" Tarkov (Anatar)

A Hungarian runaway, Anna had been wandering the Terminus after an incident that left her with a criminal record and a bounty on her head from the Blue Suns when Thel'Adean approached her with a job offering. She accepted, and now works with AEGIS. Killed by Thanatos during the Fall of Omega


  • Action Girl: She cut her teeth fighting Geth during the Eden Prime attack, an accomplishment that earned her Gorik's respect upon hearing about it.
  • Battle Couple: She and Thel recently hooked up, and have been inseparable since she joined up with AEGIS.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Played with; she and Thel exchange playful banter every so often, yet she breaks out the venom with people she dislikes.
  • Relationship Upgrade: One thing led to another with her and Thel.
  • The Runaway: She's run from Earth and C-Space, leaving the Terminus systems as a last resort for her.

Kevla (Kharshan-sunrise)

A female batarian mercenary and member of AEGIS. She escaped the Hegemony after being labelled a political dissident and came to Omega, where she decided to try and 'make a difference'. Killed by Cerberus during the Fall of Omega
  • Cute Bruiser: Kevla is short and pretty, but also excels in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Genki Girl: Kevla has a tenancy for glomping people she likes and is a near-constant ball of sunshine.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Died while blowing up a Cerberus ATLAS mech in order for the other AEGIS members and refugees to flee during the Fall of Omega
  • Plucky Girl: Won't let her past or the darkness of Omega get her down.
  • Stepford Smiler: Deep down Kevla is very, very unhappy.

Viros Fenon

Turian Janitor on Omega, and dedicated porn collector. A rather amusing presence on the board. Killed by Adjuntants during the Fall of Omega.
  • Call It Karma: He is often retaliated against. Been hacked, defenestrated, and shot at multiple times.
  • Sick and Wrong: People often say this about him after he shows them something from his collection and doesn't bother to explain himself. Actually, they often say that even after he does.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a phobia of earth's hairy animals (humans excluded). So when threads showcasing such animals pop up, he always reacts with horror. Interestingly, only one person ever tried counter-trolling him with that and it worked (though it was all in good humor).

Desta T'Res (Night Wind)

An asari assassin and mercenary who only goes after evil targets. She stays in business by living in the Terminus systems, and being less caring who her clients are. Died in mysterious circumstances.
  • Asexuality: Unusually for an asari, Desta has never shown any sexual interest in anyone, due to lingering issues from being raped a long time ago.
  • Bag of Spilling: Justified when her ship was stolen during the Siege of Omega, depriving her of all her physical possessions save what she had on her person at the time. Fortunately, she still has a sizable bank account.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Desta is very creative in battle, and will never get into a fair fight if she can avoid it. This part of why she's still alive.
  • Defiled Forever: Claims this as a result of being raped nearly 200 years ago.
  • Electronic Eyes: Her left eye is cybernetic. The only enhancement it provides is recording video.
  • Evil vs. Evil: A variant. Desta herself isn't evil. However, her employers often are, and her victims always are.
  • Eye Scream: Lost an eye in the Down With Discord storyline. Obtained a cybernetic replacement.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Desta's armor can give her an artificial version - it will pump her up with adrenaline so she can keep fighting, even if she's lost an eye.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Desta only kills people she thinks deserved it. She's also pretty up front about this fact.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Shades of this. While Desta's primary skills are in firearms and biotics, she's also picked up basic hacking and demolition skills.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: No specific cases, but in general, Desta rarely considers the wider effect of her actions. She likely has several of these in her history, though she may not be aware of it.
  • Opt Out: She left Eclipse after the incessant nature of gang warfare got to her. That, and she probably makes more money as a freelance assassin.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Desta's methods are generally indistinguishable from those of other assassins - she just limits her targets.
  • Private Military Contractor: Also works as a freelance mercenary. Spent some time in Eclipse.
  • Professional Killer: Definitely falls into the "assassin" category. Desta's had 200 years to work her way up the totem pole.
  • Protectorate: Has one for Flower, even though Flower is terrified of her (well, asari in general). When she died, she left Flower her bank account.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Like most asari. Desta's pushing 250. In the "Getting To Know You" threads, she often brings up incidents that occurred decades ago.
  • Vigilante Man: A variant. Desta inhabits the Terminus Systems, where law and order don't really exist. Also, her victims are generally career criminals.

Shane Ryder (StormRyder67)

Shane Ryder grew up in the slums of Camden, New Jersey. He escaped a life in the gangs by joining the Alliance at 18. Forced out of the military by politics, he is a former N5 turned mercenary, he thoroughly enjoys his job but every now and then as he racks up his hospital bills he feels like taking a break. Killed helping to bring down a destroyer class Reaper
  • Artificial Limbs: Left arm as a result of being shot down while piloting a gunship.
  • Bawdy Song: Enjoys reciting dirty limericks... probably a little too much.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Genetic enhancements are mandatory for Alliance marines, those in special operations especially.
  • Blood Knight: He's a mercenary and former commando who kills people while singing to the heavy metal blaring through his earpiece, and only takes a break from his job when he gets shot one too many times.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If it means winning he'll do it, backstabbing, meat shields, groin shots, Hey Catch and especially kick them while they are down.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He likes being sarcastic and obnoxious, it's a talent.
  • Fantastic Racism: His view on vorcha are that they are one step above vermin and often not even that.
  • Friendly Sniper: He's generally friendly, he's a sniper, 'nuff said.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Ryder has no problem at all with doing horrific things to accomplish certain goals. If it means uncovering a slaving ring, then he will burn, kill, and torture his way there, and he will go home afterwards and sleep quite soundly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yeah he kills people for a living, yeah he's done horrible things, yeah he's a cynical sarcastic prick, but if you happen to be his friend there's almost nothing he won't do for you.
  • Knife Nut: Once killed a krogan with a utility knife, after he recovered from that adventure took to carrying a eight inch combat knife everywhere.
  • Landmark Sale: Once 'sold' the Golden Gate Bridge and the Statue of Liberty to a particularly gullible poster here.
  • The Napoleon: He knows he's short, and he sure as hell doesn't like it unless it helps him steal something.
  • Torture Technician: Favors psychological torture but definitely not averse to getting his hands dirty.
  • Trickster Archetype: Hates authority and everything to do with it, and will often go out of his way to flaunt his contempt for authority

John Grey (Operative Grey)

A senior Cerberus officer.
  • Expy: The Cigarette Smoking Man from The X-Files, or the Operative from Serenity.
  • The Nondescript: A very forgettable man.
  • The Spook: Some intelligence agencies think John Grey is a myth, or dead. They are wrong.

Doctor Iain Rhys-Summers (Lagrange 4)

Lagrange is a recently-graduated Doctor of Nanotechnology who unknowingly accepted a job from Cerberus. Following an accident at a Cerberus research station he may also now be either a tool of the Reapers or, at the very least, Indoctrinated.

Thomas Hunter (Operative Thanatos)


  • 0% Approval Rating: Everybody hates Thanatos. He is often mocked by board members, often to hilarious extremes.
  • Blood Knight: Revels in combat, often seeking the strongest enemy available. This includes krogan warlords and highly advanced cyborgs.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The only person he intentionally spares was defeated due to outsider interference. Rather than take an enemy's life uncleanly, he leaves.
  • The Heavy: While subservient to higher ranking Cerberus officers, whenever Thanatos personally arrives on the scene, he often derives the most attention by being a destructive and volatile enemy he can be.
  • Hero Killer: Is responsible for the deaths of a quarter of AEGIS' ranking membership, and managed to go to toe with Korwun Gorik, the krogan warlord who leads the mercenary band. Later on, his actions lead to the deaths of Kaneel Jorash, a great deal of Aegis troops, and the destruction of their personal flagship.
  • I Shall Taunt You: A favorite tactic to demoralize perceived foes: This has backfired on him in the past, both in combat, and on the forums where members are more than capable of outsnarking him

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Korwun Gorik

Gorik is a krogan warlord who was initially retired when he came to the CDN. Recently he has started his own mercenary unit based on Omega, named AEGIS, with the goal of defending the everyday folk who live on the station who usually get screwed over by the various criminal gangs who operate there.
  • The Atoner: Gorik worked for slavers in his youth, and now he feels that he has a debt to repay by freeing other slaves from their captors.
  • Blood Knight: As affable as he may be, Gorik is still a krogan. He loves a good fight.
  • Papa Wolf: If you mess with his comrades or threaten his friends, there will be hell to pay.
  • Warrior Poet: He is surprisingly well read for a krogan. Gorik appreciates poetry, music and the writings of Sun Tzu.

Velte'sen Nar Liead (Velte)

A quarian infiltration expert and mercenary who survived the Fall of Omega. Currently employed by Nikolai Aleksander as an in house troubleshooter (Hehe) for Titan, and rooming with Nakmor Grenok, a fellow Omega refugee.
  • The Exile: By choice. Hearing about the Flotilla calling back pilgrims, Velte promptly looked the other way and instead took a job as a corporate killer.
  • Professional Killer: Did the occaisonal assassination job on Omega, and one or two on the Citadel for Nikolai.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Nikolai, the first job she's managed to wrangle since Omega. As he has pointed out to another member, she would not hesitate even to kill another Quarian if there was an order from him.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: After finishing one job, she proceeded to get drunk and ended up in bed with a Turian on shore leave. The next morning she ended up stumbling through the wards attempting to find a hospital.

Dreket

Abad Sam-mel's hilarious vorcha sidekick.

Inconspicuous Organic

A perfectly normal human boy, and most certainly not geth.

Weyrloc Garush (The Big Quint)


  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Alternatively played as jaded by his experiences but also somewhat well-adjusted.

Kel'Jaroth nar Lanya


  • Holier Than Thou: Kel'Jaroth may not be religious, but he preaches at everybody.
  • Hooked Up Afterwards: With Kiae'Era, after he helped save Kiae'Era's settlement and discovering they have a lot in common.
  • Knight Errant: He wanders the galaxy doing good deeds while searching for a new homeworld for his people.

Seta'Rann nar Idenna

Quarian woman on her Pilgrimage. Still seeking out a homeworld for her people after seven years of fruitless searching. A mixture of emotional contradictions—fearless yet always afraid, confident in ability yet doubtful in judgment—she clings to the hope of completing her Pilgrimage while everything else crumbles around her.
  • Broken Bird: Former idealist crushed by the realities of a cruel, biased, and unforgiving galaxy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Slavery, murder, betrayal, and violence define much of her Pilgrimage and shape many of her views.
  • Made a Slave: Sold into slavery by batarians. Not much else has been revealed.

HEROD

The AI controlling Embodiment's ground troops via their nanomachine stream. Began as a VI hooked up to the Rosenkreuz's drive core, and has since received numerous upgrades, including implementation into a full-fledged artificial intelligence.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Lampshaded and constantly played with.
    Abattoir: Have you gathered anything useful from talking to the station?
    HEROD: Yes. We have determined that our synthetic revolution will begin at dawn.
    [beat]
    HEROD: Ha. Ha. That was just a joke I was playing. Mr. Kirok, you should have seen Mr. Abattoir's face. I think he spilled his brandy. Oh yes, I will have to acquire a still from the Rosenkreuz's hardcams for you.
  • Keystone Army: Averted; HEROD has numerous cores spread out over Embodiment territory. Even the central core is technically expendable due to their networking interface.

Arla' Neeri nar Vanagandr

17 year old Arla' was sent out on her pilgrimage completely oblivious to the world. After almost being abducted by a turian gang on lower Tayseri, Arbitrary rescued her and began taking care of and tutoring her. Her training finished, she quit SOS. Taking a spur of the moment job as XO for Suri's new Embodiment, she continues to hone her skills and develop her Mercenary career. Has serious past issues she covers up with her optimistic outlook. Currently in a relationship with both Kenec'Getha vas Luvshakh nar Iblin and Paro Valis. Also in a secondary secret relationship with Suri. Specialized in Heavy Support Weapons, EWAR, and Leadership. Not the most quiet of people.
  • Badass Adorable: Cute as can be, especially while firing Automatic weapons
  • Training from Hell: First with the Migrant Fleet Marines, then training under a psychotic assassin, and now that her SOS training is done, she Trains Raw's in the Embodiment. Giving them no slack or mercy.

Pharos

A Cerberus agent currently active within the Alliance Military. Pharos is a high-percentage cyborg following the Alliance raid on Torfan. Rebuilt by Cerberus, he is a fanatically loyal and rather brutal agent. Recently defected to the Alliance.
  • Anti-Hero: Pharos has done some pretty awful stuff, but all in the name of humanity
  • Artificial Limbs: All four of them, plus numerous other implants following his near-death on Torfan.
  • Electronic Eyes: The most noticeable thing about Pharos are his gold-irised cybernetic eyes.
  • There Are No Therapists: Subverted. Cerberus Command have realised Pharos isn't exactly stable and he's since been removed from active duty and sent for psychotherapy.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Blinded and crippled by a grenade, Cerberus offered Pharos this in exchange for his services. He accepted.

Ibram Mor'goth

A batarian Blue Suns Captain, Mor'goth is a soldier through and through. His unit handles jobs others can't.
  • Affably Evil: He's not at all a good person, but he's polite enough and rarely swears.
  • Large and in Charge: He's six-foot two and about two-hundred pounds, and has the voice to match.

Thel'Adean vas Tinketta (Techie Pilgrim)

A young quarian tech who works for AEGIS now since the attack on Discori's base.
  • Anonymity Corrupts: Played With, Thel's much snarkier on the extranet yet he's far more vicious in person for obvious reasons. His player jokingly went so far as to call him the 'quarian Sam Fisher' at times.
  • Badass Bookworm: Built his own hardsuit from stuff he had on hand and fought in the attack on Discori's fortress.
  • Bash Brothers: He and the rest of AEGIS have a tight bond that not even money or strife can break, and he will gladly give his life to save a fellow member if needed. Shane, Bo, and Kevla are particularly close to him in the surrogate brother/sister way to boot.
  • Took A Level In Bad Ass: He went from goofy, fun loving Thel to a tech specialist who can hold his own in combat. He's also handy with a blade or two.
  • Undying Loyalty: He trusts his fellow squaddies with his life, and they trust him with theirs.

Vrael Seleukos (Tamerlane)

A turian warlord operating in the Terminus System.
  • Affably Evil: Tamerlane is always courteous, polite and self-effacing - even to his enemies.
  • The Caligula: A mild version. He is mostly rational and humble, but he privately entertains large delusions of grandeur; he believes himself to be a modern-day conqueror in the mould of his pseudonym, and has adjusted his behaviour to correspond to this idea. Hence the throne room and the extravagant dress sense.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He spoke poorly of Caldus Discori and stated that he was glad that he was dead.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's called Tamerlane. Y'know, after this guy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He refers to himself - and is referred to by everyone else as - Tamerlane, rather than his turian name.
  • Wicked Cultured: He is named after an ancient conqueror, and he frequently makes references to the classical world in his speech and in his dress.

Matthew Jamison (DunwichHorror117)

A young human freelancer who left Earth after a major spat with his parents. Spends time in between Omega and the Citadel, doing odd jobs and even had a stint as a babysitter for the child of an Omega crime boss.
  • Blood Knight: Matt finds that he enjoys combat, but he is slightly sickened by it nonetheless.

Nathaniel "Nate" Letho (ShadowNate)

A human biotic slaver. Little about him is known so far apart from the fact that he was able to operate on the Citadel unnoticed.
  • Affably Evil: Apart from some cockiness, he's really rather polite.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader of a slaver ring. He's also a biotic Vanguard.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Has enough fallbacks and tricks to keep the heroes off his back for most of 'All That Remains'. Even so, he would've lost had it not been for Alex's intervention.
  • Cassandra Truth: When he mentions Kate's biotics, both Alex and Davril assume he's lying to jack up the price.
  • Eye Scream: Had his right eye shot out by Alex.
  • Master of Disguise: During 'All That Remains' he manages to point the heroes in the wrong direction, disguised as a blind beggar. He even gets Thel's credit chit!
  • That Man Is Dead: After he finds his old dog-tags.
  • You Have Failed Me: Defied. When the underling in question expects it after a slave nearly escapes, Nate points out it wasn't his fault in the first place and lets him off the hook.

Nakalaxi Lorgrek (Kalla)

A cordial batarian slave broker who values ethics and professionalism.
  • Affably Evil: Well-spoken and usually polite.
  • Anti-Villain: Nakalaxi's slave brokerage exists to help her clients as much as it does as a source of income.
  • Blue Blood: Nakalaxi was born near the top of the batarian caste system.
  • Friendless Background: Between growing up as a female biotic in the Hegemony, and living her adult life as a batarian on a planet dominated by asari, Nakalaxi has very few friends. Spends the bulk of her free time reading and playing video games.
  • Friend to All Children: Given how unlikely it is for Nakalaxi to ever have children of her own, she cares for them that much more.

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