Folders for the Ultimorian Deities take center stage during this WIP character list. Other character lists will be made with time, some separated into their own separate pages if necessary.
See Chronicler for more information.
Debut: Truth and Ideals
Voice Actor: Sarah Natochenny
A mysterious, ominous specter who is noted for being able to steal people's voices to use for himself, as well as having a very lurker nature to his behavior very much akin to Ultimorian Deity Darigus. However, those who know what signs to look for can easily tell the difference between the two's methods of stalking; Eidolon prefers to not hide from anyone else who could be watching, and unlike Darigus is prone to being more willing to be chatty. Not only that, but Eidolon will often reveal himself far earlier, whereas Darigus might not even bother at all. In addition, Eidolon's behavior is noted as being somewhat like Chronicler's, as both of them are one of the sons of the Ultimorian Deity Zaalim, and both of them having an internal struggle is ultimately the catalyst of the entire events of the continuity at large. Whether Eidolon is behaving out of malice or self-preservation, nobody truly knows. All that is known is that Eidolon seeks to acquire the Z.E.R.0. because he feels it rightfully belongs to him and him alone.
- A Fate Worse Than Death: Does this to Nobuyuki at the aftermath of the first arc of Sword Art Online: Special Edition, once it becomes adamantly clear that nobody involved prior wants to actually kill him, and instea just leave him to rot in jail. Eidolon, who had been waiting on the sidelines to take whomever's soul remained during the fight, sets his sights on Nobuyuki once it becomes clear nobody else wants to go for the kill themselves.
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: He tears himself out from Ruki's mother's boyfriend after enough damage is done to his exterior, but far too early to take him out of the fight, from which his body disintegrates as Eidolon reforms and proceeds to raise the stakes with his Reality Warper offensive tactics.
- Blob Monster: How he's described to look like in Chapter 5 of Reflection Code, although to a different flavor than what Darigus is described as being like in comparison.
- Body Horror: His entire form as a specter has his body look like its made of millions of particles assembling themselves into a vaguely humanoid shape, with Eidolon's face and hands being the only parts from under all of the black portions to escape out into the surface; he vaguely resembles a Blob Monster that's pretending to be humanoid.
- Boss Subtitles: A Wham Line variation. "Analysis complete; Eidolon, Incarnation of Zaalim, Phase 2. Other than that, I can't identify jack shit about it."
- Cain and Abel:
- The Cain to Chronicler's Abel. But it's heavily implied it's instead the other way around, with Eidolon serving as The Scapegoat for Chronicler's less than heroic actions.
- Also subverted in that it's Chronicler Prime he's the sibling of; Chronicler in his current incarnation is fathered by Grandis and thus has no relation to him, but Eidolon does view him as an adoptive younger brother.
- Casting a Shadow: Understatement here if anything else about him is to go by.
- Early Installment Weirdness: How exactly his Voice of the Legion works is different elsewhere than in Truth and Ideals. In Truth and Ideals, the trope is Played Straight, but in every other appearance of the character, it's the distinct lack of sound that gives him this effect.
- Facial Horror: When he begins to lose his patience, his glowing light mask fades into a static filled, glass-like breaking appearance.
- Fallen Hero: Heavily implied to be a past incarnation of Chronicler who could never truly pass on into the afterlife, and thus became Eidolon as a result of this and other influences from outside sources.
- For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Why he's prone to getting mistaken for his inspiration; he appears much more in public during both Halloween and Christmas in which many mistake him for the The Grim Reaper or as somebody dressed up as the Ghost of Christmas Future. Notably he's often far, far less malevolent in tone during these seasons, considering he calls this time a year a "time of peace and celebration", and views anybody who breaks that sense of safety a criminal to the holiday spirits. Even Chronicler and the Ultimorian Deities agree with Eidolon's logic here, as the Ultimorian Deities enforce a truce with themselves during the holiday months at the end of the year.
- Foreshadowing: See all that glowing light coming from his "face" and hands? Yeah. He's actually a light entity just happening to wear a black cloak.
- Get Out!: His first warning to William Dunbar upon being encountered by him is a rather blunt and straight to the point "̞͖̩̪̪͈̪͎͚̀͡L̵͇̠̳̯̫̠̭͞ͅe̘͍͉̭̝̩͟͠a͏̗̥͍v҉̰͙͘e͉͈̦.҉̰̱͇̙͓̱̘"̵̢̙̪̤́.
- The Grim Reaper: His motif in terms of his appearance, even though he doesn't wield a scythe or have a skeletal look to him.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Beheads Sonic.exe with the unsheathed Z.E.R.0. after being irritated one too many times by the faker. If Sonic.exe had any chance of stopping Eidolon from doing so, Eidolon already stopped time before Sonic.exe could even manage to dodge at all.
- Light Is Not Good: His brand of Light magic, unlike most other users of the element in Citadel Of The Heart, is actually the divine variation of it rather than the solar base that most use instead; the only flat out confirmed divine light user is Ultima for the record.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: When William refuses to acknowledge Eidolon's warnings, Eidolon endlessly takes every moment possible to stalk and torment William from behind the scenes, even to the point he'll appear directly in his face upon suddenly looking a certain way or opening a door. The scariest part is he doesn't make a sound at all during the latter appearances; he just stands there, staring endlessly until William leaves in which he vanishes as quickly as he appeared.
- Oxymoronic Being: A light elemental that could easily pass for a dark elemental, not helping matters is that he wields both elements to only further confuse people.
- Precision F-Strike: "Ś̕T̷͟͝A̴̛̛͝͠Y̛͡ ̨O̴͘Ư͢T̵̶̵̷͡ ͟͜͡͠O̢͞҉F̧͘͟ ҉̴M̛̀͢͠Y͟͟͝ ͞҉̶͢͝F̨͞U̸̶̡͜͡C̸͠Ḱ̢̡͘͟Í̛͡N̷̛G̶͏̸̡͞ ̧̀̀W̶̢͜͝ÁY͏̢́͡!̧̨͘҉"
- The Scapegoat:
- Because of his darkly figure and his involvement with the destruction of the prior multiverse, he's often given the majority of the blame in regards to bad things that happen. In reality the blame could more than easily go to Chronicler had it not been for the Ultimorian Deity's extreme bias towards Chronicler due to the revelation of him being Grandis' son and not Zaalim's.
- Averted if he does anything wrong during the holidays, in which he's given more punishment if he actually does anything wrong. Subverted though due to the fact Eidolon has notoriously good behavior during the holiday months, so often times anything that happens badly is a result of Not Me This Time instead, with Eidolon performing an Enemy Mine during such instances as well.
- Shadow Archetype:
- Definitely this to Chronicler. Eidolon is the entire reason why he and Chronicler aren't a single being rather than two. Their own clash in beliefs and ideals force the two apart when it comes to both of their hidden, shared Phase 7 form.
- He is the shadow who William sees for days on end as William struggles to accept his role as one of the Garage Kids, as Eidolon constantly torments William's mind 24/7 in some manner of form.
- Significant Double Casting: Is technically Chronicler's twin sibling. Technically.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: Despite his design being a perfect rendition of the Ghost of Christmas Future, Eidolon actually doesn't like being cast in the role proper to the point he just forces somebody else to do it for him whenever the Ultimorian cast gets involved in Yet Another Christmas Carol type of plot. Essentially he views the role too boring because only a handful of incarnations of the Ghost of Christmas Future ever need to talk, and by default since Eidolon nor the third ghost have a default voice, Eidolon wouldn't have to use any special powers to play the role and thus everything he would have to do to play the part would be Mundane Utility to its most boring conclusion.
- Time Stands Still: His Deity Runes allow him to access this ability, which is what takes him off guard when Chronicler reveals he can do the same to a much more extreme degree when in Eidolon's proximity.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Cyberdramon, who is easily able to enter a Reality Warper form as ZeedMillenniummon, flat out bails from the fight upon detecting Eidolon's presence, and other Reality Warper Ultimorian Deities tend to avoid him outright unless they're Chronicler.
- Voice of the Legion: Initial debut aside, Eidolon speaks in a weird example of this. True, Zalgo is used for the text, which that remains unchanged, but in every appearance other than his debut, there's a very distinct observation by the other characters that his voice has no actual sound to it.
- Wham Episode: His abrupt, out of warning method of entry in Digimon Re: Tamers scars the entire cast for what they managed to remember after the SNK Boss fight against Eidolon proper is dealt with.
- Wham Line:
- "Ś̕T̷͟͝A̴̛̛͝͠Y̛͡ ̨O̴͘Ư͢T̵̶̵̷͡ ͟͜͡͠O̢͞҉F̧͘͟ ҉̴M̛̀͢͠Y͟͟͝ ͞҉̶͢͝F̨͞U̸̶̡͜͡C̸͠Ḱ̢̡͘͟Í̛͡N̷̛G̶͏̸̡͞ ̧̀̀W̶̢͜͝ÁY͏̢́͡!̧̨͘҉"note
- Wham Shot:
- His entire being erupting from the shell of the suitor of Ruki's mother in Digimon Re: Tamers, in which he's absolutely enraged to the point Impmon finally digivolves into Devimon to deal with Eidolon personally.
- Killing Sonic.exe with the Z.E.R.0. by using his Time Stands Still ability to prevent him from escaping just shows how absolutely done with Sonic.exe's shit he truly is at that point. For context, Sonic.exe tried and succeeded too many times in backstabbing Eidolon for his own benefit, and Eidolon uses the most dangerous weapon in the whole multiverse as to ultimately kill of Sonic.exe with in a rather mundane fashion.
- The Worm That Walks: How he's described as being composed of multiple different specks of blackness in Chapter 5 of Reflection Code.
- Yet Another Christmas Carol: See Stop Being Stereotypical above as to why he doesn't like taking part in this story.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Pretty much all of his attacks classify; he's using both divine light magic and forsaken dark magic at the same time.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Eidolon flat out rips Nobuyuki's soul from his body, leaving his body an empty husk of a shell behind.
Dr. Victor A. Devoniak
Voice Actor: Lee Tockar
- And I Must Scream: He never truly was dead even when lying within his own grave for decades. When he is resurrected by Grandis in the present, his first words are him relieved that he can finally taste fresh air since the last time he was technically alive.
- Animal Motif: Dunkleosteus.
- Arch-Enemy: To Grandis.
- Arm Cannon: In his early years, it was a fully sized Davy Crockett mounted to his mechanical right arm. Nowadays it's simply an upgraded version of said arm into the Machine Arm, which fires energy blasts capable of piercing solid stone with even the smallest shot.
- Ascended Extra: Considering how long he has been Out of Focus despite being one of the major players, by the time he finally does get a major role in the fics he'll ultimately become this, albeit Justified in that Devoniak was already intended to be a major player from the beginning of Grandis' first appearance.
- Devil in Plain Sight: His hair kind of gives the impression, let alone the fact he's kind of a walking corpse stitched back together and brought to life by magical forces.
- The Dreaded: The fact this guy can easily scare Megalodon, Besiege, both Ken's, make Mirror M disturbed, and most importantly is Grandis' sole actual kill... yeah.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Surprisingly Dr. Devoniak knows when to take his beliefs and shove it when it comes to certain situations, even if he can be too much favoring For Science! when it comes to his resume.
- Evil Counterpart: All but flat out stated to be this towards Grandis.
- Evil Pays Better: Not in terms of money; Devoniak knew too well the other side would pay infinitely more in the long-term, so this is technically Subverted since while evil doesn't flat out pay better, they're also primarily paying him with the ability to stay alive; something the other countries involved in World War II didn't pay better in.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He's voiced by Lee Tockar using an only slightly adjusted Beast Wars Ravage voice for him.note
- Eviler Than Thou: How his interaction with Roy comes across, considering Roy comes across as a Big Bad Wannabe in Devoniak's eyes.
- Expy: Of Gul'dan.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: Justified in that every time he claims to be an Atheist he's lying through his teeth to the humans who inhabit this world because of the fact he's from the Ultimorian Multiverse from the exact same world Grandis hailed from, and he doesn't exactly want this to become common knowledge.
- Foil: To Roy; despite the fact both of them contrast in a Evil vs. Evil and are often working together, Devoniak is more reserved about his evil schemes and, regardless of how heinous his actions are, he at least shows self-control. The same cannot be said for Roy, however, as Roy is an Ax-Crazy Sociopath who does what he does because he's just that insane.
- For Science!: One of his primary motivations, as well as Greed.
- Frazetta Man: Of the various H. s. ultimorius body types, his is the Orangutan.
- The Ghost: So far has not appeared in any capacity or even mentioned in Citadel of the Heart, which the author claims is ensure nothing but as close to perfection as possible when he's ready to tackle Dr. Devoniak's first on-screen appearance.
- Ghostapo: He's very aligned with the supernatural arts, considering his ability to still influence the living world even after his demise. Considering he's also a former Nazi, this trope is in full play, although Dr. Devoniak being an undead warlock who exists in both modern and prehistoric times adds a twist to this.
- Gonk: He's designed after a Wicked Witch in the form of a male, cyborg Nazi scientist, also the reason why he has the Gag Nose in the first place.
- Heinz Hybrid: Devoniak was created by the limited knowledge the first several generations of H. s. ultimorius had to work with themselves in regards to a Super Breeding Program. Devoniak was thought to a dominant male in terms of how he could stand against others among his own kind. In hindsight they would've rather been proven wrong. Devoniak is borderline unkillable in hindsight because of his screwball genetics, leading to him having a natural undead phase in his lifecycle, even to the point that when reduced to a mummified skeleton missing a head and skull to boot, he's still very much alive and simply needs a proper skull to begin to regenerate normally as though nothing happened.
- Herr Doktor: A former Nazi scientist who only really joined up with them because he believed that they had the right idea with how they would change the world, rather than actually caring about some of their other noteworthy feats. The real-life counterparts of some Nazis who appeared viewed Dr. Devoniak as an Insufferable Genius who they'd rather not work with because his usage of the arcane elements lead to the real scientists of the bunch becoming absolutely livid that he quite literally stole their thunder from them.
- Hugh Mann: Apparently both he and Grandis had to both adapt their social cues to be able to interact with the humans of this world, as the humans from Ultimoria behaved... off. Unlike Grandis who seems to have embraced the adaptations, Devoniak doesn't bother using it to the sheer extreme Grandis does.
- Irony: He's the much more specialized in technology out of himself and Grandis, and despite this, Grandis has much more easier access to valuable resources for experiments he's not prepared for, but the much more prepared Devoniak meanwhile has almost none of the valuable resources Grandis has by comparison.
- Joker Immunity: Grandis apparently didn't think so but during the fight proper it apparently tried to keep Devoniak alive until one final Anti-Climax of a minor blow ends up being the killing blow on Devoniak for real.
- Knight of Cerebus:
- He's introduced as being a Posthumous Character who was specifically killed off by Grandis, and considering the sheer lengths Grandis goes to in-order to Save the Villain nowadays, even back when he had originally duked it out with Devoniak, this is very much saying something.
- The fact he's perhaps the only villain in Citadel of the Heart to never lose his cool whatsoever is also saying something, considering how easy it has been so far to make all of the other Original Character villains to lose their cool in comparison. Devoniak maintains a perpetual air of Stoicism, Bystander Syndrome beyond what others of his type compared, and absolutely not played for any kind of laughs whatsoever; even his Gag Nose isn't able to be funny as Devoniak doesn't even acknowledge it and even when someone insults him about it, they'll regret what happens next...
- Losing Your Head: Grandis tore off his head in a crocodile death roll-esque fashion and eats it, but this doesn't stop Dr. Devoniak's body from moving and acting as if nothing had happened. Decades before even the present would bring up this point, Dr. Devoniak has never actually had an actual head rather than just a fake one to fool targets with.
- Manipulative Bastard: He had manipulated the French and Nazi Germany on both sides to conduct research and development of Mirror M, leading into Mirror M being unleashed against both sides until the Soviet Union puts an end to Mirror M and Grandis personally kills Dr. Devoniak himself.
- Meaningful Name:
- Devoniak can mean one of three things; Devil, from which his hairstyle gives him horns resembling and also how his interaction with some people can come across. The Devonian period, which is allegedly where Dr. Devoniak's true hidden lab is located in space and time. As well as maniac, which Dr. Devoniak is an Ax-Crazy Mad Scientist, although downplays the Ax-Crazy when compared to Roy.
- Victor is from Victor Lustig, which at first isn't obvious, until one realizes he was a spy temporarily serving France to create Mirror M until the moment Mirror M was ready to be deployed in which he proceeded to sell the Eiffel Tower in a different meaning than Lustig did. Lastly the A. could either refer to Albert, as in Albert Einstein from whom his intellect could be derived from, or Adolf as in, well, guess, considering it's not all that surprising who Devoniak got all of his hatred and evil from.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: A strange example since he is an actual Nazi, merely displaced from time and space as well as being very old.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: There's a very good reason he's the only character who can truly frighten Grandis of all people...
- Non-Standard Character Design: He's one of the few human characters in Citadel Of The Heart to always be drawn with a nose; Kirigaya Ken was also drawn with a nose in his first pic, but that was for experimental purposes.note Dr. Devoniak is always supposed to have a nose in his design, since it's also a Sinister Schnoz as well.
- Off with His Head!: His original head was torn off and eaten by Grandis when Grandis needed an emergency boost to health and stamina recovery, since Grandis' Healing Factor works by consumption of food and biomass.
- Omnicidal Maniac: What his own definition of the Final Solution trope basically amounted to; he believed the humans to inhabit this world to be unworthy of the throne and used Mirror M's creation in France and Sell-Out to Nazi Germany to try and get both sides sacked, actually succeeding in regards to at least these two countries.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: Compared to Grandis, yes. As a typical H. s. ultimorius, though, he suffers from growth hormone deficiency, but it's still alarming how big he manages to be in spite of that. All of his very heavy-looking equipment gives the illusion he's much, much larger than he really is.
- Out of Focus: Why he both doesn't have enough tropes to fill up his own page like how Grandis or the other major players do, and the direct consequence of being, currently, a Posthumous Character.
- Outside-Context Problem: He's one of the very few natives to the Ultimorian Multiverse who is not an Ultimorian Deity but also a being who the Ultimorian Deities treat as a very serious threat whenever he's around. His power set makes him feel right at home with the UDs for that matter, considering he can easily fight Grandis on equal footing, which is saying a lot in context.
- Posthumous Character: Spends a while being this trope, and the fact he took much of his valuable knowledge with him to the grave. This is before Grandis ends up temporarily reviving Dr. Devoniak for interrogation purposes for said knowledge.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Main reason he doesn't use the Davy Crockett he has boils down to concerns about nuclear fallout against the target he's using it on. Either the target gets stronger from the radiation, or whatever valuable materials which could be salvaged from the target don't survive under radiation, or are atomized by the sheer blunt of the explosion before that. Dr. Devoniak is obsessed with making sure he can salvage specimens he targets, and he also wants to make sure none of his enemies get stronger than himself. Or perhaps more absurdly, having the Davy Crockett turned against himself by those who know how to cause the warhead to be forcefully redirected with Devoniak now at the epicenter. Granted even if that happened, Devoniak is radiation immune... but then again his equipment varies in that regard.
- Primal Stance: Of an Orangutan, as opposed to Grandis' more Gorilla-esque walk.
- Rare Guns: Under optimal circumstances, as in, actually being prepared in advance ahead of schedule, Dr. Devoniak wields a Davy Crockett nuclear rifle with only a single hand, albeit the last bit due to him being 12 feet tall with massive hands, so what is normally a turret mounted weapon becomes a Hand Cannon in his case. However, as previously mentioned, Dr. Devoniak needs to carefully plan out his usage of it, since if he isn't 100% certain of the consequences nuclear fallout will have on his target, he won't use it. As for Dr. Devoniak himself, since he's already undead it doesn't adversely affect him. He stopped using it altogether once he eventually readily equipped the Machine Arm with a similarly powerful gun.
- Running on All Fours: Has a disturbingly near perfect orangutan-like gait when running.
- Sell-Out: He effectively sells Nazi Germany Mirror M once he's fully cultivated and in a position to be robbed away from the French for. Although Devoniak had intended to use the money in question as a bonus perk to the fact this was just a ploy to get both sides sacked by Mirror M's rampage.
- Sinister Schnoz: He's designed with a Witch Classic type of appearance in mind, albeit Gender Flipped, so this is a given.
- The Spook: How little of him is actually known by the characters is astoundingly vast...
- Stopped Caring: He honestly couldn't care less for his Nazi heritage; he only really continued to serve Hitler til his own death because Hitler paid him so much for his research, and never exactly took kindly to the fact Devoniak constantly had people trying to mooch off of his findings and monetary wealth.
- No Swastikas: Averted; the Swastika on his design is to be a dead giveaway In-Universe as to who he is in terms of heritage, since Dr. Devoniak doesn't exactly choose to hide his heritage even though he's technically disowned it at the same time.
- Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: Doesn't bother with the subtly about this trope like how Grandis prefers to do so.
- There Is Another: He's the only other surviving individual from the prior Greater Multiverse aside from Grandis that are capable of possessing recreated, true physical forms unlike their other contemporaries who had to get their physical forms back from scratch.
- Time Abyss: He's older than Grandis, who already became this trope due to him being older than the current incarnation of Invictus Ultrarius. Grandis doesn't know when this Devoniak emerged from in the timeline, but Grandis doesn't recognize this particular Devoniak by any means until their hateful interactions in the current incarnation of the Greater Multiverse.
- Too Powerful to Live: Why Grandis was technically Justified with killing him; Dr. Devoniak had Omniscience which he actually knew how to use proper, had the power of a Reality Warper to a small degree, and is a Mad Scientist who is ultimately successful in recreating the lost genetic code of the Mythical Warrior as UD-06 MIRROR M, with who knows what other Ultrarians he may have been able to revive had he been allowed to live longer. He also takes almost all of his secrets to the grave, meaning Grandis expresses regret over having killed him because Dr. Devoniak knew so much information that ultimately could've allowed him to save lives decades after his death.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Why he has developed an orangutan-esque running gait.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show:
- Whatever sympathetic qualities he has are only a result of his sheer Pragmatism, something which everyone In-Universe is quick to note as to why Dr. Devoniak ultimately wound up the sole aversion to Grandis' Thou Shalt Not Kill rule, possibly as the very first reason among many others, such as having recreated Mirror M from the grave entirely on purpose as to destroy both sides in World War II, backstabbing Franz Hopper once he needed a fall guy for a situation, causing the situation which leads to Grandis' capture even if it does lead to his death, showing zero guilt over anyone who has perished because of his desires For Science!, whom he called as "necessary sacrifices to be made", oh and one "lovely" detail; being the entire catalyst that twists Rose into causing the entire events of Citadel of the Heart proper by giving her the power and manipulated emotions to escape from the Ultimorian Multiverse and do as she has planned which, well...
- What also makes him stand out the most, perhaps the biggest thing he has compared to all of the other central antagonists, is his undying Stoic attitude that makes him a perpetual Knight of Cerebus who is impossible to faze in any traditional sense. His constant serious behavior around everyone or everything else is what makes him more intimidating than most; very quiet in dialogue, rarely ever raising his voice, and preferring not to speak much at all and doesn't even dignify stupidity with a verbal response or even an acknowledgement.
- MF 217 mentions here as to why he hasn't had Dr. Devoniak appear directly yet; Dr. Devoniak as a character personally disgusts him so much in terms of his vileness to the point he'd rather write for other antagonistic or villainous characters since they're more fun to work with, whereas Devoniak is such a complete and utter killjoy it absolutely disturbs him with how much he can't write the way he normally does for virtually anyone else.
- Walking Wasteland: Things just... shrivel up and die as he walks by, considering Dr. Devoniak's brand of limitless aging requires him to consume the life-force of anything nearby.
Voice Actor: David Kaye
An Imaginary Friend created by a very young Grandis based off of various characters and entities whom Grandis could relate to the most at that point in his life. Having survived the genocide of Grandis' species by long since escaping to another world when Grandis was becoming far too violent even for him to withstand, the Hooligan ends up trying to seek out Foster's from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends fame, in which he ultimately finds his goal in The Girl Of My Nightmares after so many eons of searching for this world.
- Ascended Fridge Horror: We never see much of Grandis' life growing up before his adulthood, yet alone his life from the prior greater multiverse. Considering the Hooligan is modeled after everyone he viewed as relatable at the time, keep in mind three things wrong with this:
- All three are either villains or former villains at most, one of which even had the honor of being the organic half to one of the biggest monsters in Transformers history. Ghostfreak gives unhealthy reminders of the fact Grandis has a similar Lack of Empathy when ignoring side-effects of their plans that end up causing more harm than both ever would intend, and then also the fact Guzma comes from an abusive household but is otherwise the most sympathetic of the three, aside from Savage/Noble once purged of Megatron's spark.
- Combine all three of the above and you seriously have to question just what exactly happened while Grandis was growing up, and also what ultimately prevented Grandis from being far worse than he ultimately turned out. Sure, Grandis may show a lot of morally questionable behavior even to this day, but he's shown himself to be a far better person nowadays, whereas Ghostfreak (alongside Megatron's part of Savage/Noble's creation) remained villains with Megatron never truly redeeming at all.
- Also keep one last thing in mind; all three do technically have some redeeming moments in terms of how they progress later in the story, which possibly serves as to why Grandis didn't become even worse; Savage/Noble once freed of Megatron's spark became a Team Pet that pulled a Big Damn Heroes moment towards the finale. Ghostfreak was recaptured into the Omnitrix after his defeat and sometimes is still used by Ben every once in a while without issue as before, but still having faults. Guzma ultimately pulls a true HeelFace Turn in the end of Sun and Moon as well as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and is one of the more sympathetic villains in the Pokémon core series once you know more about him.
- Imaginary Friend: For Grandis.
- Implacable Man: If he did indeed originate from the prior greater multiverse unscathed, than he may as well be this trope incarnate.
- Life of the Party: Has a tendency to be able to manifest an entire party with seemingly no budget and manage to get all of the best stuff going for him, seemingly just by pulling it out of a box he keeps.
- Made of Iron: See Implacable Man. As he shapeshifts, the Hooligan is noted to be even more indestructible mid-transformation than he is in a completed form.
- Public Domain Artifact: Has one referencing Pandora's Box, simply called "Grandis' Fun Box". Used often to summon forth entirely successful, massive parties to his vicinity, as well as the box being home to a hammy demon king who wants to escape and take over the world, and is seemingly manipulating the Hooligan to his benefit.
- Shapeshifting: Something he's very well noted for. While normally having the Shapeshifter Default Form of a werewolf outside of his regular human-like appearance, he takes on the form of some kind of winged reptile Eldritch Abomination when Franky attempts to claim he's anywhere near like Goofball John McGee, which his shapeshifter abilities automatically confirm he's indeed an Imaginary Friend on the spot."Hooligan": That John kid; such a timid, somewhat friendly folk he was in life; I'm not a doormat in comparison; I will make my presence known here and now so that his fate will never befall my own.
- Time Abyss: It's all but outright stated he's one of the few survivors of the prior greater multiverse.
Doctor Vincent O. Devoniak
Debut: Digimon Re: Adventure
Voice Actor: ???
- Affably Evil: He knows he's evil, but he doesn't make it a personal mission to put him on a criminal record at the same time; that scares away the customers. Honestly the only true evil he actually has is his grandfather's legacy and his friendship with Roy Oshiro.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's of Asian descent, but his skin is explicitly described as being tanned, which gives him this appearance. During a Beach Episode, we even see him tanning out on the same beach as the other characters.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He doesn't sugarcoat the fact he's from a legacy which involves a Mad Scientist who created the Ultimate Lifeform, considering he's honestly jealous of his predecessor's fame with science.
- Cloning Blues: Is implied to be a doppelganger of the original Dr. Devoniak, due to the fact the original is dead by the time he's introduced.
- Crippling Overspecialization: His black magic requires an organic basis for the composition of whatever he conjures up with it or transforms anything into; it cannot be purely machine or artificial, not unless the original item was already purely this. In the case of his doppelgangers he created, he only managed to create them because Roy Oshiro is funding his black magic shop by giving him the cybernetic parts and spare organs to work with.
- Dub Name Change: His cyborg Daisuke copies seem to speak to everyone referring to their English Dub names, and when he appears elsewhere in other multiverses sometimes his creations speak of a Dub Name Change from a completely different language. According to Vincent himself it's just some kind of unusual quirk even he doesn't know the answer to.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Too bad he isn't powerful enough to intervene with Roy's schemes much of the time if they go way too far than most of the time which are just mundane incidents (to him anyways).
- Green-Eyed Monster: His Fatal Flaw; he so desperately wants the fame and achievements of his predecessor, but unlike his predecessor, he actually has standards and isn't unhinged to where he could so easily pull off the same stunts as his grandfather on a far bigger scale.
- Legacy Character: What drives his envy all the more when reminded of this in regards to the prior Devoniak.
- My Card: "Doctor Vincent O. Devoniak. Black Wizard, conjurer, transmogrifications, novice alchemist."
- Noodle Incident: What exactly led to him performing the below mentioned Take That! seems to imply shenanigans from a party he had attended in which everyone was "drunk wild off of Susanoomon's booze", but considering how off-limits Susanoomon's infamous stash of booze is, while it's not undeniable they did drink from it considering how completely smashed he and his party-goers were, how they got the permission from Susanoomon for the booze or however else they managed to acquire it is a mystery.
- Scary Black Man: Heavily tanned in appearance, but still gives off the vibe considering his black magic practices.
- Take That!: His doppelgangers he creates of Daisuke are a reference to the infamous Cyborg Davis. Amusingly his doppelgangers are legitimate cyborgs due to having at least one vital organ and the fluids in organic composition, and the rest of the body being mechanical; in the original infamous fic, Davis had Brain Uploading done to him which technically makes him an android and not an actual cyborg.
- Villainous Friendship: Has a much less antagonist friendship with Roy Oshiro than Roy ever did his predecessor, considering Vincent leans much more towards Affably Evil than his predecessor ever was.
Voice Actor: ???
A military grade AI that invaded cell phones and begins to wreak havoc untamed and uncontrolled by anyone. It's a being that shows no empathy; no remorse for what it does is wrong, only thinking of every single heinous act it does as being just a "game"; a game which consists of mass scale destruction and the mass murder of innocent lives. Omnicron is an entity that cannot be satisfied in any other way than through its unstoppable hatred for all life, no matter what kind, no matter what nature compared to itself.
- Adapted Out: Had two further forms which their removal causes the Adaptational Wimp as said below; Omnicron specifically used these two additional forms to do what it did originally in terms of being an Invincible Villain.
- Adaptational Wimp: Chronicler-Prime's remnant memories flat out admit the Omnicron he had faced back in the day -mortally wounded and couldn't even defend itself- is the same strength as the modern incarnation of Omnicron in the same form of 800M. Detailed under Breakout Villain, he was originally capable of completely sacking the Ultimorian Deities as a whole until KeraKing showed himself in his true power.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot
- Arch-Enemy: To either KeraKing or Chronicler depending on how you interpret his past. While it is true that KeraKing's arrival is what signaled his doom, Chronicler-Prime is who ultimately had to land the killing blow on him.
- Author Appeal: Aside from the general concept, the author designed him with everything he personally found truly heinous and evil in mind.
- Berserk Button:
- Never invoke But Thou Must! against Omnicron's favor; it will use Z.E.R.0. Materia bullets to kill you with no exceptions if you do. Noteworthy in that Omnicron never uses these bullets at any other time...
- Never insult it as saying it's not Eviler Than Thou; it will flat out Dare to Be Badass in your face by proving itself to be absolute scum far worse than you could ever imagine...
- Black-and-White Morality: Omnicron is one of the few villains in the continuity to truly be considered black morality with no redeeming qualities. It desires to be viewed as an Eviler Than Thou archetype to Zenith, from which it will kill literally anyone and do whatever is morally heinous enough capable within its programming to accomplish it.
- Blood Knight: "It cannot be sated with merely battle alone..."
- Breakout Villain: When being designed by MF217, he was designed as a One-Shot Character. However, the Retcons to his lore and ultimately being what causes KeraKing's true powers to awaken, thus revealing all thirteen Ultimorian Deities that exist, is what made Omnicron stand out among MF217's Rogues Gallery due to just how many powerful entities had to be there to defeat him originally.
- Combat Tentacles: Well, tentacle anyways. It's actually its own tail.
- The Comically Serious: Most of Omnicron's interactions with the other villains tend to have everyone notice really quickly that Omnicron is a complete killjoy.
- Disappointed by the Motive: For a while, everyone believes Omnicron only does what it does because it's being ordered to by Dr. Devoniak, and not having any own free will of its own, and thus want to know what the actual motive of Omnicron is if it even has one. Turns out that not only does it not have a motive, it flat out doesn't care what it's doing is wrong because it wants to do that to cleanse itself of seeing people being upset over it instead of running from it in fear; screaming in terror as it mows them down with its own weaponry. When asked one last time as to why it does what it wants, it simply states he doesn't need a reason.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Its entire motive is based off of obsessions with trying to score a high score in Retro Gaming, and the many evils and misdeeds that could happen while trying to do just that. Not in a real-life sense, that is, but rather In-Universe the fictional game world viewing the player as an Ascended Meme of a Memetic Psychopath suddenly existing alongside them and not having any idea how to comprehend its existence.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: It flat out murders children outright if it's remotely attempted to be sympathized with, in which this trope is effectively what Omnicron is trying to say alongside raising a few red flags.
- Establishing Character Moment: Look at its page image seen in the corner of this part of the page. It knows full well that everything it is doing is wrong, and yet it does not care in the slightest as to fulfill its Omnicidal Maniac tendencies.
- Eviler Than Thou: Its Berserk Button; it hates being called a Generic Doomsday Villain when Omnicron's entire mentality considers motivations and personalities to be for the spineless and that true evil can only result when you're completely unhinged, which is why this trope is what Omnicron has tried and successfully has become in the eyes of the recurring characters who encounter it.
- For the Evulz: Since it has no other actual motive, and this is the type of mentality it displays when questioned by it, this is ultimately what becomes its motive by default.
- Freudian Excuse: Averted; Dr. Devoniak created him with the intent of being an evil murder machine against his own choice; Omnicron flat out state he never cared for it, and when attempted to be reprogrammed into a good AI, he automatically just reinstalls his original programming, calling it "the only true me". Only this time, he gives himself just enough freedom to be considered "absolutely unhinged". Eventually he decides his original programming is wrong... by deciding to murder everyone and everything of closest personal attachment to everyone it has made an enemy with solely out of sheer spite for them not considering it evil enough.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Omnicron's appearance above? That's not the form he starts off as; at first he's incredibly primitive unless he can infect someone's mind with his AI coding, but then once he's exposed to Ultra Card energy thrice, he becomes the form seen above in which he's best known for. Right now nobody knows if Omnicron has any actual sapience or not because of the fact he stays in the same behavior route, but at the same time, his intelligence went from that of a brainless, reanimated corpse into the most intelligent member of the FBI you could ever idealistically have at hand, with an IQ stated to be 800,000,000.
- Hate Sink: The author's first image with Omnicron for this new incarnation of it? Carrying a fairy's corpse with its massive claw. The second promotional image? Committing mass murder and genocide without even so much as caring as to why it should or not. Omnicron also kills children and infants just to prove a point regarding its own mentality regarding Don't You Dare Pity Me!, in that it views attempts to sympathize with it as Omnicron failing to get the point across about itself.
- Improbably High I.Q.: What the number in its different forms are referring to. Omnicron 0 is the most basal form of Omnicron at, well, 0 I.Q.. Then the first time its exposed to the Ultra Card, it ends up jumping to 600 million, and then the next two times to 700 million and then finally 800 million respectively. The Ultra Card didn't boost its I.Q. as high with the second two times because the Ultra Card can only boost a stat once when under the effect of Ultra Overdrive's boost effects, but while the stat can still be boosted again with later uses, it'll never exceed the same amount that Ultra Overdrive's effects gave it the first time. Also the fact Ultra Overdrive as 700M ended up boosting Speed and Offense, and Ultra Overburn is what increases Omnicron 800M to its Ultimate Lifeform status.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: When sapience is loaded into it, it notices it already has nowhere to turn back, so it simply willingly continues what it had started; it simply becomes more dangerous as a result of this.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Its few sympathetic qualities are utterly destroyed when it, without hesitation, murders the only ones who even remotely cared for it in cold blood.
- Omnicidal Maniac: YOU THINK?!
- One-Hit Kill: Z.E.R.0. Materia bullets he can fire which forcefully delete someone from space and time if they force Omnicron into a But Thou Must! situation; he does this solely as a response to the fact somebody is trying to cheat, and so he cheats himself to ban the cheater permanently.
- The Power of Hate: What can ultimately be described as what its sole emotion is.
- Redemption Rejection: When sapience is downloaded into its mind to try and pacify it, at first it seems like it'll pull a HeelFace Turn... looking the other way to see the damage is already done, and so it willingly continues its reign of destruction and chaos.
- Sadist: Once it gains the ability to speak it essentially becomes this. It seems to take great joy with fooling people into thinking it's just following orders when in reality, it's acting out of nothing except it's own free will.
- Self-Made Orphan: Dr. Devoniak is thankful he mastered the Actually a Doombot complex before even remotely trying to create Omnicron, otherwise he would've been dead ages ago because of it.
- Starfish Aliens: About the most alien of the AI life-forms to ever come into existence, and is an actual extraterrestrial life-form for that matter since the natural habitat of it is vacuum at extreme temperatures only possible in the depths of space, and then wound up in Earth's atmosphere and thus Earth's virtual world as a result.
- Super Prototype: Exodus' entire code and programming was a replication of Omnicron's own, hence the similarities the two have at least in regards to the torso, arms, and head, but otherwise Exodus' presence of an actual human mind controlling it makes the similarities end there.
- The Unfettered: It will do whatever it can to prove this point to everyone, crossing the moral event horizon far too many times until its ultimately killed by someone stronger, and its entire grasp of evil views those with morals and personality to "not be evil enough" because they're not truly unhinged like itself is, and calls being unhinged to be "pure evil" in comparison.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The poster child of this trope in this entire continuity alone. It's absolutely unhinged with its brutality of any other life-form that exists, and will leave nothing but destruction and death in its wake wherever it goes. Add on the fact every time it tries to be sympathized with, it immediately does villainous murder out of raw spite alone, it's clear Omnicron has long ago made up its own mind on being a full-on Omnicidal Maniac with zero redeeming qualities.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Ultra Overburn is a version of Ultra Overdrive in which the user suffers too much exposure to the Ultra Card for its entire life, to the point stats dramatically increase to levels where it severely handicaps the user in the end and results in a deformed appearance, thus explaining why Omnicron 800M looks so asymmetrical in appearance compared to its prior forms.
- Would Hurt a Child: Not that the image to the side doesn't speak it as well, but his utterly horrific beatdown of Zero in Alter M makes even Macbeth want to destroy Omnicron. Doesn't even begin to describe what happens when Omnicron invokes Don't You Dare Pity Me! when being sympathized with, considering Omnicron flat out murders an infant just to prove a point.
Debut: Digimon Re: Adventure
Voice Actor: Voltaire
Roy Oshiro, the most mentally insane of the human villains in Citadel of the Heart, is considered by many to be the most outright disgusting individual even when compared to other human villains who more or less have some of the same misdeeds as Roy. The very thing that Roy does with his intentions that differs him from everyone else in the continuity with those same intentions is that Roy does what he does because he's living his life to the fullest, not wanting the party of excitement, pleasure, and thrills to end for himself, and simply wants to make The End of the World as We Know It an absolute spectacle of a fireworks show in his own image. To accomplish this goal, Roy decides he needs enough power to take on the various deity class individuals in the Greater Multiverse, and begins the steps to his ascension into a deity by exploiting his artificially created partner, White Rabbit, as his means of transforming himself into a god as to make his wildest fantasies come to life at long last. A lunatic with a passion for entertainment and never-ending sadism, Roy's actions makes him one of the most evil villains in the whole continuity as it is, but his surprisingly optimistic outlook on life is what makes him all the more scary and intimidating; he knows what he's doing is wrong, and yet he does it anyways simply for his own personal amusement.
- A God Am I: He is also the self-proclaimed god of the Human Subspecies from which he spent a decade on his selective breeding program on, viewing his own Fusion Dance as a means to keep himself superior to his own creations and keep their morale from wanting to rebel not out of care, but out of fear.
- Actually a Doombot: Justified considering it's implied every version of him that appears are all robotic in nature in one way or another. His notes specifically describe him as being "mass produced".
- The Alcoholic
- Ambiguously Human: Whether or not Oshirdreamon is just Roy himself without organic covering is still up in the air.
- Ambition Is Evil: Wants to become the strongest Digimon tamer in existence, and will do whatever it takes to achieve that status.
- The Anti-Nihilist: Due to his more theatrical nature side of his Large Ham, and his overall passion for fun and pleasure with his own brand of Omnicidal Maniac tendencies, Roy hates being accused of being a Straw Nihilist, since those who actually are such are very dry, boring individuals who believe fate is set in stone, whereas Roy actively shapes his own future because he deliberately wants to defy the very logic of fate simply because he's entertained, turned on, and absolutely relishing the intensity and amazement of life as a whole, despite the fact absolutely none of Roy's Existentialism makes him remotely sympathetic; it only adds to his disturbing nature considering he's having the time of his life while at the same time being the bane of everyone else's existence.
- All the Other Reindeer: In The History of Freaks, he's introduced as a low lackey for a street gang who is noted as being incredibly strong; his fellow gang members, as they pass by, decide to inform Roy that he's never going to be one of them because of how clashing style with the rest of the family. Roy doesn't bother answering them, but they leave the fact someone as competent as Roy was thwarted, they have no reason to try and get involved in a situation they can't win. Primarily because of how Roy is actually completely robotic underneath his covering.
- Ax-Crazy: Good fucking god...
- Blood Lust: He has a borderline obsession with it, even adding further to his insanity because sometimes he'll flat out drink some of the spilled blood of his victims for seemingly no discernible reason.
- Characterization Marches On: Starts off without his now signature Large Ham tendencies, and debuts in The History of Freaks with his new characterization. Justified in that the Roy who uses the old one was Actually a Doombot.
- Chewing the Scenery: Often drives people nuts with his loudmouthed nature and his comedic degrees of psychotic behavior, and it's very, very much not meant to be seen in the fun sort of way...
- Classic Villain: A cyborg human with a Sadist tendency to kill whomever gets in the way of his plans to become the strongest Digimon tamer in existence.
- Combat Sadomasochist: His own pain doesn't even make him flinch; he just laughs maniacally in enjoyment of it.
- Cop Killer: Indirectly via White Rabbit in Chapter 10 of Digimon Re: Adventure, who massacres an entire squadron and their Darkdramon partners with ease, and then consumes the officers alive, all the while Roy uses the opportunity to escape with Hikari.
- Cybernetics Will Eat Your Soul: Exactly how much of his body is cybernetic and how much is organic is often disputed even by those who should logically be able to point this out by a simple glance at him. The only consistency is one of Roy's hands being exposed constantly as cybernetic, but which hand it is often differs.
- Dramatic Ellipsis: While most other characters don't speak this way deliberately, this is explicitly stated to be in-character with Roy due to his dialogue being described as being VERY William Shatner-esque in nature.
- Establishing Character Moment: Flat out shooting a Tokomon X-Antibody and then crushing it in his hand out of simply being annoyed.
- Evil Is Hammy: His introduction in the second arc of The History of Freaks, in which he immediately has a spotlight shined on him, in which he and his White Rabbit creation are impersonating William Shatner.
- Evilutionary Biologist: His actual goal is hidden behind his status as The Heavy; in his citadel, he houses 300 women and 200 men, all forcefully abducted with the help of White Rabbit and forced to have sex with each other as part of a downright wrong selective breeding program to try and create a new species of human. Roy only watches with sadistic glee as what effectively can be described as mass scale rape ensues before him in his laboratory.
- For the Evulz: He's just that much of a sadist to where he knows what he's doing is heinous, and yet he could care far, far less about it.
- Godhood Seeker: Once he realizes what his new Fusion Dance body can do, he proceeds to declare his original plans as boring and decides that killing all of the gods to have ever existed, and then declare himself the one true god out of sheer contempt for the prior ones is much more satisfying to him.
- Glasgow Grin: Perpetual at that. Which horrifies Hikari all the more as she's being chloroformed by him and subsequently abducted.
- Gratuitous Rape:
- He considers this the ultimate dishonor on any female warrior who faces defeat or death at his cold, dead hands. Ironically the trope itself is actually Averted, since the scene itself is not directly shown considering how disturbing some of it gets not just because of the subject at hand, but what exactly appeases to Roy's tastes...
- He inflicts this upon hundreds of captured women from select colleges and sports programs to have them be forced into a selective breeding program in which they're intended to be nothing more than mothers to sire a new species of human.
- Hate Sink: If the rape isn't enough, he also physically inflicts harm to the point of bleeding during so if the victim so much as fights back. He's cited by many characters, including villains who are also supposed to be Hate Sinks themselves, that Roy's actions make him a very disgusting and disturbing individual to the point he's physically nauseating to imagine being anywhere near.
- The Hedonist:
- "Disturbingly Aroused Blood Crazed Killer"
- He disturbingly also gets off to watching his captured slaves forced to have sex with each other as part of his outright heinous selective breeding program he created to try and create a superior species to humans.
- Hemo Erotic: Disturbingly the case with Roy; he's visibly turned out by the mere scent or sight of blood.
- Hero Killer: He killed the original incarnation of Takeru's Patamon in the form of Archangel Seraphimon, he also killed the original incarnations of Archangels Ofanimon and Cherubimon and permanently deleted the latter of the two. He also kills Flare's younger brother, a RizeGreymon who was absolutely loyal to Sayo, and also killed BlackWereGarurumon, who was one of the many siblings of Tempest whom he was the oldest of and had died failing to protect the others. That's not even getting to what he does to Sayo...
- Hair-Trigger Temper: As a Tokomon learns the hard way.
- Human Traffickers: Roy has loaned his services to utterly depraved individuals, even actual rapists, to hire him to capture women he would deem fit as their perfect match just for the purpose of using both participents as part of his Human Breeding Project. He almost dragged Hikari away to such a fate, but Jadedramon's surprise entry ruined that bit. He oddly doesn't have this goal in mind for Meiko, though.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Chrono Core literally doesn't know how to comprehend the killing machine Roy and White Rabbit are capable of functioning as, even considering ExoGrimmon is absorbed into vital data for White Rabbit to absorb so that Roy and White Rabbit can jogress into the Super Ultimate class version of White Rabbit.
- Incoming Ham: The debut of his definitive incarnation begins with Roy Oshiro and White Rabbit behaving in a deliberately over the top fashion.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: In his fight with Ruki, he flat out encourages the brutality coming from Ruki's side of the confrontation, stating her attempts to harm him merely gives him an increasing desire to bang her. Keep in mind, she's still 17 when he says this, but it's not like he cares to know that.
- Kill the God: His actual goal, once he realizes his White Rabbit project is capable of so much more than simply killing in the long run. He quickly realizes his original goals were nothing short of boring when it comes to the idea of tracking down and killing every god to have ever existed and absorb their powers into his newly acquired Fusion Dance White Rabbit body, and then declare himself the only true god to exist solely out of the spite and hatred he had for the original gods.
- Lack of Empathy: He honestly cannot comprehend the logistics of how the stories he inhabits function; his increasing abusive behavior towards White Rabbit, only ending up pitching in for him when it benefits him and that alone, is enough to showcase why even White Rabbit is willing to perfectly ignore the other characters until Roy physically demands that White Rabbit pursues them.
- Large Ham: He doesn't take himself totally seriously; he's partially self-aware of who he is as a whole, but that doesn't stop him from being any less disturbing about it, in fact, his awareness of his creepiness actually makes things worse.
- Nightmare Face: Very easily prone to making these.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Considering he's completely unhinged with his brutality and his insanity as a whole, he unnerves even Ultimorian Deities usually thicker skinned such as the likes of Grandis.Grandis: If he doesn't scare you... then what the hell is wrong with you?
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Modeled appearance-wise after Ozzy Osbourne.
- Pædo Hunt: Some of his targets were just children when he first locked onto them. However, he chose not to act sexually with any of them straight away; he viewed that to be boring and desperate if he actually did. He instead chose to try and weasel his way in and manipulate them into believing they're the only ones to blame when Roy inevitably does show up to them and rape them...
- Perpetual Smiler: See Slasher Smile below.
- Rape as Drama:
- THE driving force of his character arc with Sayo, Enju, and their combined selves as Saju is dealing with anything in the aftermath of Roy brutally raping the former of the duo and all but flat out killing her.
- The real reason Taichi is so utterly prudish around Meiko relates to this; Roy either attempted rape on Meiko or flat out succeeded and Taichi was only just barely able to rescue her and escape alive. Meiko had been mentally traumatized and broken in the process, to the point of frighteningly craving sex with Taichi and exhibiting signs that she doesn't understand the concept of sex overall...
- Sadist: He's an extremely sadistic Hedonist; the mere sight of blood turns him on as it is.
- Serial Rapist: Apparently has a habit of this whenever he feels in the mood, though by the time of Saju's debut nobody can ever let him live down the fact he had raped Sayo into a near-death state.
- Sick and Wrong: Once people learn of his secretive selective breeding program for humans, in which both males and females are forced to rape each other under Roy's commands to sire a new generation of superior humans, Roy is viewed by anyone who learns of this fact and lives to tell about it as not even worth redeeming anymore, often times rendering people to flat out wanting to murder him or even incapable of standing his presence and perpetual shit-eating grin.
- Slasher Smile: Part of his Perpetual Smiler state includes this.
- The Sociopath: He fits all of the bills of being The Narcissist otherwise had it not been for his Lack of Empathy, leading to this trope.
- Sore Loser
- Troll: Much like Grandis above, he finds himself in a situation that the author would've normally killed someone in very easy in his debut.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show:
- He's everything wrong with humanity summed up into one crazy lunatic of a cyborg madman. And considering he's one of the very few villains with the flat out intent of killing the Ultimorian Deities to make sure his plans succeed, since they fall under the category of "every god to have ever existed" in his plan to Kill The Gods to become a god solely out of spite.
- His selective breeding program of humans is what causes people In-Universe to consider Roy this among virtually every other villain they've ever encountered; the fact these 500 humans are forced to rape each other under Roy's own command, being brutalized if they fail to follow his orders in gruesome ways, often involving the severing of limbs to have machines force them to continue intercourse with each other, many not only flat out lose hope of wanting to even consider redeeming Roy, yet alone wanting to keep him alive or at least not want to suddenly harm him where it hurts...
- Villain Song: Voltaire's "When You're Evil", which his duet with White Rabbit should signal to you that he's an absurd type of psychopath.
- Where's the Fun in That?: The exact reason he doesn't fall under Straw Nihilist despite sharing the same overall endgoals as such individuals is because he flat out relishes his own life as a whole and does whatever he can to make the best of things and all the more entertaining for himself and his pleasure in things; such desires actually making many wish he was merely a generic Omnicidal Maniac considering even Dr. Devoniak doesn't like Roy's behavior, calling it "absolutely mad".
- Would Hurt a Child: He just shoots a Tokomon in his opening entrance in his primary debut story.
Debut: Digimon Re: Adventure
Voice Actor: ???
Roy's calling card minion in the form of an amalgamation of everything scary from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, taking the primary motif of the White Rabbit from which it draws its own name. Its body is comprised of mechanical and organic body parts, with the only natural parts of its body being its skin, from which instead of being artificially engineered like White Rabbit's bones, muscles, and organs, it's instead Genuine Human Hide from which White Rabbit tore off of hapless victims as a means of creating a kill count for itself to show to Roy how effective it can be Hunting the Most Dangerous Game. While Roy more or less controls all of the actions of White Rabbit under most circumstances, there are situations which White Rabbit is rented out to the highest bidder for personal usage for a temporary period of time.
- Body Horror:
- Everything about its left arm.
- It's -CORE- mode (pictured) has much of its body melt off or be vaporized upon transforming, leading to various veins connecting the remains together and forcefully keeping the form as stable as it can for such an unstable form in general.
- Cop Killer: Massacres an entire squadron and their Digimon, eating the humans in the process, during the final half of Chapter 10 of Digimon Re: Adventure.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Due to the size of the Garuru Sword upon transforming its own right arm into it, it has to spin itself like a spinning top in-order to gain momentum to actually use it.
- Foreshadowing: The fact it called for Omegamon Alter S/B's Garuru Sword arm instead of Chaosmon's BAN-TYO Blade arm is actually meant to hint at something for later.
- Genuine Human Hide: Its skin is dried human skin stitched together.
- Hair-Raising Hare
- Horror Hunger: Its left arm functions as its mouth and esophagus, from which it feeds on hapless victims.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: Despite its kernel sphere being exposed as it's -CORE- form, damage to it isn't physically possible, as due to the amount of energy White Rabbit has too much of in this state, it heals back any wound faster than it can be damaged.
- Power Copying:
- Copies Omegamon Alter S/B's Garuru Sword using its machine arm in Chapter 10 of Digimon Re: Adventure.
- His Machine Arm is capable of copying the weapons of other Digimon, most heavily showcased in Chapter 11 in which he has it transform at different points into Darkdramon's guns, Ragnamon's chest cannon, and then into an unspecific gatling gun based arm.
- Psycho for Hire: Roy bids out White Rabbit's usage whenever he needs to have White Rabbit tested for killing efficiency, in which whoever pays the highest if given permission to use White Rabbit for a temporary period of time.
- Undeathly Pallor: Whatever color its Genuine Human Hide used to have suffers a Color Failure when it becomes a part of White Rabbit's body.
- White Bunny
Debut: Sword Art Online: Special Edition
Voice Actor: ???
A one of a kind Naotolis born with a mysterious increasing intelligence factor that causes her to function entirely differently from the rest of her kind, but ultimately not by a whole lot aside from the fact she's a lot more cunning and calculating in terms of seeking out targets than her counterparts, which were mostly just "kill on sight without reason" droids mass produced without any other purpose. Due to her increased intelligence, the Silver Specimen as she's referred to created a Hive Mind with the other individuals of her species to form an Always Chaotic Evil bond with her kind because, as the Silver Specimen is a Sadist Blood Knight, all of the other Naotolis in turn share an aspect of the Silver Specimen's bloodthirsty nature in some way or form.
- Adaptational Wimp/Villain Decay: In-Universe example for both; in the aftermath of her debut in Reflection Code, a movie is made as a cover-up to her existence, in which she's reduced to an Animalistic Abomination that gets killed off very quickly with a bullet to the torso; a maneuver that actually failed against the real Naotolis in the same chapter.
- Energy Weapon: Shares this with her generic clones.
- Foreshadowing: Her Healing Factor, Speed Blitz, and intelligence is unseen in her clones, leading to the implication that she's the actual clone of the bunch instead due to the already very blatant step down the clones otherwise display compared to her.
- Gratuitous Russian: Defied; it isn't the language itself she speaks, but rather her accent being Russian. Her accent is a very thick Russian, but the real question is where did the accent itself even come from regarding why she speaks that way?"Heck I don't even know myself; I just spent 40 years locked up with guys like them, just sort of spread throughout the room like a plague if you ask me."
- Minerva apparently inherits the Russian accent both indirectly because of Silver Naotolis, and the fact the first humans she comes across who speak any modern day language are Russians stranded on Dinotopia.
- Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Conquest.note
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Considering her personality and motives are that of a very juvenile take on Minerva's personality and mindset, it appears that Naotolis is within her teenage years mentally. She even proves the hormone aspect by having a one night stand with Rez.
- Husky Russkie: A very intense Boisterous Bruiser.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: She drops all of the pretenses with her actions if she decides to use Silver Magnum against a given target, in which case if they survive the impact, she'll actively try and stay and finish the fight with even greater intensity.
- Literally Shattered Lives: What her Silver Magnum does to its targets.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Her banishment to another universe has her immensely damaged in the aftermath, but when she regenerates, she's immediately a discarded shell for something within her that reveal themselves as Ultimorian Deity runes that proceed to materialize into Ultimorian Deity Minerva.
- Palette Swap: Not much differs her from her brethren except her presence of human-like hair, an alternated head, and her sharp edges being sharper and pointier in contrast to her normal incarnations, who are more dulled in blade sharpness just as they are duller in coloration. Silver Naotolis' internal structure, on the other hand...
- Psycho Prototype: She's the most unhinged of her kind to have ever existed; brutally massacring even her own kind, fellow Garuda monsters, or just about any bystander that gets in her way, Silver Naotolis paints a horrifying picture for what will eventually lead into Ultimorian Deity Minerva.
- Running on All Fours: How part of her chasing mechanics work; she runs on all fours, before and in doing so spends a lot of the time airborne rather than having her limbs touching the ground.
- Sadist: When she first makes her appearance, she's deliberately missing her targets with her eye laser attack just to scare them shitless and watch them run away in fear; she only lets herself hit her mark when somebody actually tries to fight back.
- Shown Their Work:
- Her method of running and chasing is very much how a cheetah runs. Since Silver Naotolis is designed to be built to last in terms of endurance, however, she doesn't have the same problem cheetahs or her gray colored clones have in comparison, mostly owing off to the Silver Naotolis' having Super Speed all to itself.
- Argyria Naotolis is capable of inflicting poison based wounds and heavily toxic silver doses in said wounds; Argyria is a condition that leads to pale, bluish skin which while not lethal by itself, if the condition is caused by an alarmingly high amount of exposure to silver, then it actually can be lethal.
- The Sociopath: What Silver Naotolis qualifies among her brethren.
- Speed Blitz: At immense rage she effectively teleports due to how fast she becomes in such a state of anger.
- Super Mode: Implied; after shedding the rust coating her body, she proceeds to then shed her impurities in her outer armor to the point she goes from dull grey to a shining silver polish. This is more or less where Silver Naotolis' Super Speed comes into factor. Design schematics reveal it to be a prototype replication of Phase 3 Ultrarian Humans, such as the similar forms of a glowing silver with Chronicler's demi-deity Phase 3 form, and Grandis' Snowflake Phase 3 form.
- Super Speed: A design function that's unique to Silver Naotolis when compared to her mass produced clones.
- Tele-Frag: Weaponizes this trope via her Signature Move, "Silver Magnum". A sudden concentration of speed and acceleration activating alongside all of her sharp weaponry unsheathing at once, a sudden bolt of movement forward through her intended target, and the target reduced to ash behind her.
- Teleportation: She doesn't have the ability, but her effective top speed allows her to give the impression that she does.
- Ultimate Lifeform: Is from the distant future and is Garuda's absolute strongest monster, having been created from heavily salvaged parts from all of the deceased Garuda monsters that came before her. This is ultimately shown in her Phase 4 form, from which her Phase 3 form was just a mere prototype for.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: She's the first on-screen case of an Ultimorian Deity protoform being used as a main character, and considering Minerva very, very much fits this trope, many of Minerva's Serial Killer traits are first showcased through Silver Naotolis, except whereas Minerva had actually matured about it, Silver Naotolis is effectively a teenager with a killing addiction and has yet to even remotely mature herself about it. It ultimately takes getting her banished to the Dinotopia verse to ultimately get her to learn this lesson, in which she ascends into Ultimorian Deity Minerva in the process.
Voice Actor: Voltaire
Metal M, a metallic super soldier that was scrapped due to technical limitations and ultimately was rejected in favor of Mirror M. Brought to life by Garuda and X.A.N.A., they give it a mind of its own by manipulating its mind into thinking it was abandoned and forgetting because it was deemed unworthy of filling Mirror M's role despite the issue being outside of anyone's control at the time of his original creation. At first, the idea of it being used as an Anti-Mirror M machine backfires horrifically when Mirror M makes a joke out of him with his Phase 2 form easily disposing of him. Then he's rebuilt with his own Phase 2 form to match now that he had some of Mirror M's "Voidumium" energy flowing within him which contaminated his circuitry. Yet again he's destroyed by Mirror M, but it was a close call.
The second time he's rebuilt he actually nearly succeeds in killing Mirror M; while he doesn't manage to score the kill, he does actually succeed in butchering Mirror M's left arm with a Z.E.R.0. Materia forged blade. Now in its own Phase 3 form deliberately modeled after MetalGreymon based off of battle statistics analyzed by X.A.N.A. regarding Flare while he had a chance to study her composition, Metal M could be unofficially called "CyberGreymon" much like how Mirror M is sometimes unofficially called "MegaloGreymon" in return with his own altered Phase 3 form. Due to both Mirror M and Metal M now being Ultrarians with some form of contamination in their systems, they risk being ganged up upon by even their own allies for the fact their composition registers to them as an alien signal and not one of their own kin like normal.
- Ascended Meme: He uses his Cool Shades along the lines of invoking the "deal with it" meme.
- The Cameo: He is not confirmed or denied to appear in the Digimon fics in the continuity, much like Mirror M.
- Captain Ersatz: Invoked; like Mirror M's Phase 3 form, his own Phase 3 form is because an actual MetalGreymon had a major role in both of their ability to even access Phase 3 in their current condition.
- Cool Shades: Has automatic unfolding sunglasses hidden in his headphones.
- Evil Knockoff: See Robot Me.
- The Juggernaut: Metal M flat out curb-stomps Mirror M because literally nothing in Mirror M's own arsenal can immediately bring down Metal M.
- Riddle for the Ages: Considering his personality is very similar to the more Deadpan Snarker traits associated with Roy, some wonder whether Roy tampered with his circuitry as a test or experiment with trying to create the perfect host body for himself. If he did or not, it ultimately didn't matter since Roy inevitably ended up using White Rabbit anyways.
- Robot Me: He's a metallic replica of Mirror M designed to learn from the mistakes from the Naotolis.
- Shout-Out: To Vrahno's depiction of MechaGodzilla.
- Silent Snarker: Every time he busts out the "deal with it" shades.
- Two Decades Behind: His personality seems to be perpetually stuck in The Noughties.
- Walking Armory: What makes his Showa Era MechaGodzilla influences more obvious.
Voice Actor: ???
Grandis' older brother, a pure-blood Ultimorian native human much like Grandis is, but having survived due to having been off-world in another universe entirely at the time the event had happened. Despite what one might think, Dalton has the innocence of a puppy and is even more mentally challenged than anyone Grandis personally ever knew. Whereas one would expect Grandis to be an Inverted Big Brother Bully, Grandis actually considers Dalton to be more along the lines of a Morality Pet whom, even considering the two behave like normal siblings when more comfortable around each other, Grandis legitimately cares for Dalton's well-being, to the point Grandis is instead more of a Knight Templar Big Brother towards anybody who tries to actively harm or upset Dalton.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: While technically albino much like his brother, his natural skin tone is much more obvious than his brother's own, in this case being an Orangutan-esque shade of red, with his hair being a very dark maroon.
- Animal Motif: Monkeys, and to a lesser extent, dogs.
- Autism: Appears to have the condition much more obviously than with Grandis, considering Dalton's inability to truly fend for himself in this world whereas Grandis adapted to his condition just fine.
- The Beastmaster: Tames various species of monkeys and different dog breeds to collect food for himself since he's too handicapped by his own size to even move from place to place reliably, and since he doesn't have a job or any income like his younger brother, can only afford to have his dogs and monkeys collect food from the wild to bring back to him.
- Big Friendly Dog: He has at least a dozen Saint Bernard's under his watch, all of which big dogs in their own right. Then there's the domesticated Ligerhound, a dog originating from Ultimoria which is about as big as a Liger without the obesity problem. Ligerhounds are usually anything but a Big Friendly Dog, as they actually sometimes preyed on Ultrarian humans, but with Dalton as The Beastmaster, Dalton has complete control of it.
- Big Fun: 11 feet tall pushing 1,000 pounds.
- Body Horror: He's physically deformed as far as human anatomy goes; very tiny legs bordering on pillar-like stubs, with massive arms comparable to an Gorilla. Despite being 11 feet tall, his bulk from his over 1 ton weight makes him look even more like an Gorilla than he does an actual human.
- Bullying a Dragon: While Dalton doesn't actively do anything to defend himself from such bullying, don't expect Grandis to not do anything about it.
- Composite Character: Of the author's brother and the author's uncle from his dad's side of the family.
- Cowardly Lion: Very timid and easy to get to submit from intimidation alone, but don't you dare mess with Grandis lightly when he's around.
- Extreme Doormat: Unlike his younger brother, he seems to be a lot more easy to cave in to arguments and is often very timid as an individual, despite the fact logically everyone should not provoke him so lightly because he's 11 feet tall weighing a ton and is a very strong individual as a whole.
- Foil: To Grandis; whereas Grandis became essentially an Inverted Big Brother Bully as the years progressed, Dalton Took a Level in Kindness whereas Grandis continued to Take A Level In Jerkass. Eventually the two were separated from each other with Dalton long presumed dead, only to appear as a living resident in France in Reflection Code. Contrast to Grandis, whom has taken residence in Japan in Sword Art Online: Special Edition, and you'll see that Grandis has proven himself to be quite a troublemaker, whereas Dalton lives in obscurity as simply a giant human who is being sheltered by Odd's parents and given a lot of affection for his help around the house and income.
- Hidden Depths:
- "He who doesn't have much to say, knows more than one might think."
- Judging by the behavior of the various species of monkeys to follow him around and never try anything fishy with him, it seems he does have some divine influence like his brother, mostly in the fact back when he still lived on his home planet, he was The Beastmaster in which he tamed various animals and even is the one who taught Grandis how to do this with ferrets and polecats. Dalton tends to use monkeys and dogs more often in comparison because he uses them more to gather food for himself, whereas Grandis' more motivated by ferrets being cute rather than needing them for any specific purpose.
- Nice Guy
- The Quiet One: He doesn't speak much, although if one were to truly pressure him into speaking, he who has not much to say knows more than one might think.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Grandis' Red Oni.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: He's initially viewed as The Dreaded by anyone who knows the fact he even exists but has never met him personally. Considering Grandis informs everyone of his existence as his older brother, this is what makes people fear him for the wrong reason; they assume Dalton is an even stronger Ultimorian Deity than Grandis himself is, which Dalton is anything but.
- Shrinking Violet
- Stout Strength: Very big and very, very strong.
- There Is Another: He's a pure-blood Ultimorian human just like his younger brother Grandis.
- Walking Spoiler: Who he's related to is the big spoiler about him; otherwise everything about who he is on his own is relatively mundane.
Voice Actor: N/A
- Adaptational Heroism: He's more just a disgruntled wild animal in all versions, so this only truly applies to the parts of his role which weren't in his original one because he had originally been killed off in the original script prior to a mass rework.
- All Your Powers Combined: He's either a Fusion Dance of seven equally unknown animals with Super Mode DNA in them, or he's the Monster Progenitor for those very seven.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's anywhere between 300 feet tall or 300 feet long; doesn't make any difference in that he's the biggest NPC sprite in the entire game bar none.
- Big Damn Heroes: Captain frees Emperius from the volcanic core and sicks him against the defensive barrier Harena is using for her fortress.
- Breakout Character: He's the first showcased non-main boss in the original visual demonstration made as a bonus for a college presentation, and then he gets a case of Adaptational Heroism and Spared by the Adaptation in the final version of the game.
- Cool Pet: Captain keeps him as an overgrown guard dinosaur after he's freed and subsequently tamed.
- Kaiju: He's the only Ancient Guardian Beast to not be a Humongous Mecha in comparison.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Of mostly dinosaurs and some non-dinosaur reptiles, including an Ichthyosaurus and a Wyvern.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Explicitly stated to be either the All Your Powers Combined version of seven fictional dinosaurs and reptiles with his DNA spliced from each of them, or his own DNA was spliced to instead be a Monster Progenitor for those very seven.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He's killed off in the original development prototypes of the game by virtue of a Bonus Boss status he originally had; in the final version he's still a Bonus Boss but it's explicitly shown he survives, especially because he has an expanded role.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: It's not argued that Emperius isn't one at all, it's just the actual deal with this being when the protagonists are searching for the Ancient Guardian Beasts, they don't realize until Captain finally lets slip that Emperius is the Ancient Guardian Beast of the Southern Regions.
- Your Size May Vary: Whether or not he's 300 feet tall or instead 300 feet long is never clarified, not even In-Universe when the author finally decides to give him a definite size; in the form of deliberately switching between both at once when needed.
Debut: Crazy Carousal
- A God Am I: She really does let the insane amount of Story-Breaker Power she gets go to her head, although she views it more as a blessing than a curse.
- Abusive Parents: She represents Rose's mother, whom in her original life was nothing short of the Alpha Bitch to end all Alpha Bitches, considering many of the reason as to why Rose even has her Literal Split Personality to begin with is because of Aconite's horrendous torture of Rose into forcefully turning her into the ultimate weapon for her own benefit.
- Abusive Precursors: She is this towards Ultimorian Deity Rose; as the driving mastermind behind Rose's actions, and the true reason why she was able to escape from Ultimoria, she blatantly abused her own subjects and pawns to whatever means it would be for her to get complete control over a situation, even flat out killing her in subordinates with her own hands to get something done. As a predecessor to the current Ultimorian Deity Rose, she represents every injustice and sense of malice present within the primal Ultimorian Deities by virtue of being one of the very few to survive into the newer greater multiverse to continue her plans of abuse.
- Adaptational Villainy: Not that her original incarnation as the blood mother of Rose's species was anything morally superior, but she felt incomplete in her original incarnation, as in, she possessed many of her qualities shown here, but not in a refined enough fashion to make her stand out as an individual character instead of a force of nature. However, despite having a much more blatant Sadist personality here, the many over-the-top actions Aconite is guilty of does fit her previously established character.
- Alpha Bitch
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has pale purple and red skin with visible, bulging blood veins all across her body, making her look like a walking mass of white flesh and blood given humanoid form. Her eyes aren't even read; they're either pitch black when not using her abilities, or they're blank white when using her powers.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the sheer, unadulterated hatred that lies in those who create Hate Fic works and those within Hate Fics who represent the undying hatred of the author regardless of their designated alignment.
- Ax-Crazy: She just itches for a gory bludgeoning of someone to happen by her hands.
- Bad Boss: Whoever she has control over, she'll sadistically use them to whatever means to an end they have to her until their usefulness runs out in which she disposes of them as Abnormal Ammo, Human Shields, food to heal herself...
- Brawn Hilda: Her appearance is that resembling Rose's adult human form except swapping the fat that goes into her Gag Boobs into refined muscle, thus rendering her breasts rather small compared to her muscle mass.
- The Brute: Rose's Phase 4 form in a separate body from herself.
- Blood Lust: Often joked that she's a vampire, especially considering her title of "blood mother" among Rose's affiliates, but nobody is laughing with how much of a blood bath she reduces her enemies into if they so much as dare to think they're better than her.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of Jerk Sues. Aconite is noted for her unyielding hatred and aggression against everything and anything that isn't herself. Due to her sheer unpleasantness, nobody sane would be willing to serve her for any reason other than fear or not having the power to stand up against her. About as unpleasant as they come, Aconite makes other antagonistic characters look at her as an immoral bitch who never shows gratitude towards anything, and only seeks for her own personal benefit and hers alone, completely apathetic towards whatever amount of work anyone does for her so long as the outcome benefits her. As the true Big Bad of Crazy Carousal, she is the driving force behind the various antagonists in that fic, and the motivation as to why Rose acts the way she does.
- Deconstructed Trope: She represents every negative trait that embodies itself into a Hate Fic, which is reflected in the sheer overabundance of negative character traits in Aconite herself, and her overall unpleasantness and monstrous behavior when compared to even the other villains of the Series Fic. She is the kind of villain who makes even the likes of Enric cringe due to how even Enric, or perhaps even Dr. Devoniak, actually have standards compared to Aconite's mindless hatred.
- Domestic Abuse: Zenith has tried to romance her every time he encounters her... with only Zenith himself serving as a power source and or food for her benefit before she leaves whenever she can from the Infernal Void.
- Disappointed by the Motive: She lives and breathes evil, as she claims, since she considers herself above the need to have a motive and only lets her actions judge who she ultimately is.
- Enemy Without: How she was created.
- Entitled Bastard: She has both this and an agitating Holier Than Thou regards for the Madokaverse characters. Under her reign she ends up getting all but Madoka killed, and she makes certain to make sure the deaths that happen were completely meaningless to anyone else's benefit except her own.
- Floral Theme Naming: Her pantheon of antagonists are named accordingly. As stated below, Aconite is named after the Aconitum genus of flowers.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Originally a "human" girl with a desire to have the control over the entire universe just to watch things burn to the ground, she caught the attention of the Incubators and they granted a wish from her. Unfortunately, they didn't realize the sheer magnitude of hatred Aconite had, and they ended up willingly handing themselves over to her as her eternal slaves with absolutely no chance of freedom due to granting her wish. Oh, and as for her witch? She kills it and eats it and renders it a non-issue on the spot, by forcing the Incubators to reduce its size to that of an atom.
- Gag Boobs: She would've had these had it not been for her desire for sheer muscle instead, and she can't have both at once.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: She wishes for infinite wishes and infinite obedience from the Incubators and they can only continue to live to forever serve her agenda and her's alone. She's the cause of the Crapsack World as seen prior to the newer greater multiverse.
- Greater-Scope Villain: As The Man Behind the Man for Ultimorian Deity Rose, Aconite serves as the true Big Bad of Crazy Carousal, and her actions alone make it clear that she's a force of evil incarnate that simply refuses to be reasoned with, and will not even so much as dignify literally anyone except herself.
- Hate Sink: Hoo boy... She refuses to let Madoka and her pantheon of Magical Girls pass onto the afterlife after they've either been horrified at the fate of their world, or have accepted death ahead of time, and yet Aconite continues to use them as meat shields, power sources, food, among other horrible needs to keep them forced from passing on.
- Hero Killer: What she does to the Madokaverse characters and their persisting limbo is just too cruel considering what all they had gone through to stop her, only to just become yet more slaves to her own bidding, and only thanked in the fact they're erased from existence for good via the Z.E.R.0., and even then Aconite doesn't even dignify any of their deaths.
- Horrifying the Horror: Rose is terrified of her inner desire, which she sealed into her Phase 4 form and ejected into a separate entity from herself.
- Humanoid Abomination: A very brawny humanoid woman of an unspecified species. No evidence exists as to whether or not she's from the same species of human as Grandis, despite all indicators pointing to her definitely being a member of his species, all the way down to the Amazing Technicolor Population.
- Human Shield: A tactic she will without question use, or force her opponents into using by outright attacking hostages or using them as shields for herself.
- It's All About Me: She is incredibly self-centered regarding many of her own actions, as she's not doing what she does over the belief that the greater multiverse would be better off with such changes; she's doing it because it legitimately amuses her to witness chaos unfold before her and having all of the power to control the light show from behind the scenes.
- Laughing Mad: The only thing close to resembling a positive emotion she has is her own sadistic amusement in other's pain.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the Aconitum flower, which among other names is known for being the Queen of Poisons, the Devil's Helmet, and the Bane of Leopards, Women, Mice, and Wolves.
- Omnicidal Maniac: How she perceives the greater multiverse prior to freeing Rose from Ultimoria.
- The Power of Hate: She is the first and one of the very few who can utilize the "Anti-Soul Link" because of just how strong her hatred is.
- Purple Is Powerful
- Sadist: She takes immense joy taunting her enemies as she moves to attack, often Laughing Mad in the midst of very, very painful attacks.
- Shown Their Work: Her Brawn Hilda build has her breasts shrink from what they would've been otherwise as regular Rose, who is infamous for having Gag Boobs. Increase in musculature in women in real life to such degrees would actually cause their breasts to shrink due to the fat becoming muscle and thus no longer part of the breasts.
- Starter Villain: For the entire Series Fic chronologically, she serves as The Man Behind the Man for Rose's actions, whom Rose otherwise fills this role more extensively.
- Ultimate Evil: Apparently Zenith is affectionate towards her unironically because of this, but not that it matters since Aconite just stabs him in his gut every time she sees him and feeds on his many tongues before leaving. She honestly gives Zenith and Darigus serious competition for the role of this trope, because whereas Zenith and Darigus are both Made of Evil, Aconite is more defined in vileness by her actions and lack of respect towards anyone except herself.
- Ungrateful Bastard:
- Is not exactly thrilled to see Rose succeed in giving her a separate body despite it being exactly as she planned, so she decides to atomize Rose with the Z.E.R.0. and claim the weapon for herself after all of the effort Rose had put into making the weapon in the first place.
- Nor does she even dignify Homura when she releases the final seal on her deliberately just to allow her to pass on into the afterlife, leading to Aconite's resurrection... and then Homura's Cessation From Existence for good by Aconite obliterating her with the Z.E.R.0., and then just stating Homura has served her one true purpose and she can finally stay silenced by Aconite's anger against her.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Aconite is The Man Behind the Man to Rose, so this is a given. Aconite was originally from somewhere else altogether and not from Ultimoria, and yet her unyielding grasp on Rose's abilities and her ability to take advantage of her without giving any regards to Rose's Undying Loyalty at times. Also she prevents the Madokaverse characters from entering the afterlife after the death of the original greater multiverse, as she keeps them around to further exploit until she ultimately wipes each remaining one with the Z.E.R.0. once they've outlived their usefulness.
- Abusive Parents: Tehka learns the very, very hard way that Harena is an Ungrateful Bastard when it comes to how she views him, and literally only sees him - her own son - as but a means to an end and nothing more. When Tehka breaks down crying when fighting the heroes one last time, he asks to be struck down in an act of mercy, but Harena refuses to allow that to happen and kidnaps him and then proceeds to transmogrify him into a mindless monster who serves at that chapter's boss.
- Bad Boss: She'll frequently inflict harm on her own minions, unwittingly making them vulnerable to the heroes, if they so much as fail her even on a minor note.
- Berserk Button: Don't speak her name, only refer to her as "Mistress".
- Big Bad: Of E.S.W.N., without question.
- Catchphrase: "You have no chance."
- Hate Sink: She's the one character in E.S.W.N., during all of its Development Hell, to be a completely unsympathetic individual with nothing to like about her In-Universe; nothing to view her as redeemable considering her constant crimes against the heroes, and how personal they will get, even down to mutilating her own son as but to create the last chapter boss prior to her own chapter.
- The Heavy: She's rarely not physically present for major events in the story wherever her forces have gathered.
- Invincible Villain: Invoked; She resorts to making herself invincible in her Final Boss fight against her, considering she can't exactly reverse things any further at this point due to the Guardian Beast Spheres being at full power; even then, they can't revoke her invincibility that easily, at least not without outside help.
- Large and in Charge: She's physically the largest of her faction at least as far as height goes.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Her presence is often noted by a very distinct lack of music or sound in her vicinity.
- Our Liches Are Different: She's more of a ghost in terms of physical composition, as the only physical part of her body is her golden dragon helmet and the red jewels it has for eyes.
- The Stoic: She's noticeably quieter than her contemporaries, and often prefers silence as a recurring motif of her.
- Time Master: The one ability she inherits from the Golden Dragon that makes her such a major problem in the first place; she keeps her status as a threat throughout the entire game because of her ability to reverse her loses in battles in an instant, and then defeat the heroes instantly while she only actually resets herself and ensures that the heroes are already severely weakened still as she lays out an utter Curb-Stomp Battle as quickly as she was originally defeated. The destruction of her helmet is crucial to ultimately defeating Harena in the end, which is what the various Guardian Beast Spheres can stop the influence of when fully charged.
- Would Hurt a Child: Not very noticeable in her various appearances, but tell that to Tehka and his various siblings...
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted in ways that only makes things worse...
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Something she just relishes in doing. Take too long to defeat her in any of her fights, and see what happens next because of that...
Ultrarians is the term used to describe any and all life-forms native directly to the Ultimorian Multiverse; the term can even be used to describe the likes of the Ultimorian Deities, but note whenever they use the term, they traditionally tend to use it to refer to non-sapient wildlife rather than fully fledged deities, but even that's inconsistent at times. These life-forms, much like the Ultimorian Deities, do not all come from the same universe from within the Ultimorian Multiverse, but rather much, much more individual ones from which they've either migrated from or had become completely displaced from space and time, thus winding up in other worlds as a result. Ultimorian Deities, when coming into contact with these wildlife, have a consistent tendency to drop all hostility towards each other and gang up on whatever Ultrarian life-form had made itself known as a threat to the local ecosystem. Troublesome and ferocious, the Ultrarian wildlife are needless to say never truly pleasant to have around, regardless of the context.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Averted; they're too mindless and driven by instinctual rage to have such a moral compass.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: They have the inherent ability to determine what universe they're currently within; in Ultimoria they behave like normal animals, but outside of Ultimoria...
- Eldritch Abomination: Described as "Fauna from the Void".
- Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: Their home dimension Ultimoria in a nutshell. It's no wonders the Ultimorian Deities are as strong as they are because of these things. At minimum the matured specimen of the average Ultrarian is a very high end Phase 4, almost to the point several species of them actually surpass some of the Ultimorian Deity Phase 4 forms in general power. It's especially noteworthy with Grandis, who had to power up to Phase 6 in-order to remotely stand a chance, and even then he kept having to cheat his way to victory every encounter with one he had gotten into.
- Kaiju: Generally common on planets with weaker gravity, but also even more common in the oceans they inhabit. Some of the space bound Ultrarians are even bigger, and are even implied to have been directly descended from the Primordial Deities for this reason alone.
- Olympus Mons: Any herbivore that has evolve to be impenetrable to predators, as well as any apex predators that have evolved to colonize the entire planet of their particular universe within the Ultimorian Multiverse are this by default. Generally speaking, any Ultrarian that has successfully colonized the entire planet they originate from is ultimately this, because it proves that not a single part of the globe is uninhabitable to them.
- OOC Is Serious Business: The Ultimorian Deities will suddenly drop all of their hostilities against each other solely to gang up on an Ultrarian beginning to infest a given area.
- Planimal: Some of the mega herbivores are this due to their immense sizes.
Canis diaboli ("Devil of the Dogs")
Debut: Reflection Code
- Animal Jingoism: A more obscure example; a giant, ferocious mammal being confronted with a small, but able to shapeshift reptilian which has been known to keep mammals delayed from evolving on their own. Mirror M's DNA contains some segments of an unknown apex predator from the dog's world which is known to hibernate for insanely long periods of time, but when it awakens, it's bloodthirsty and kills and eats everything in sight before falling asleep under the ice once more. Unfortunately for the dog, Mirror M's constant adrenaline increase means he'll never go to sleep like the dog would prefer it.
- Big Friendly Dog: Inverted; it's absolutely ferocious despite its cuddly, docile exterior,because it wants you to mistake it for something soft and cuddly so it can go in for the kill.
- Establishing Character Moment: A newspaper with a family owning a massive dog reports of the whole family getting murdered with nothing found alive except for their giant dog. The dog appears intelligent enough to deliberately hide the evidence to its antics.
- For Want of a Nail: "Atlantis is frozen" timeline. Its verse has Sol being a much larger star in which Neptune's analog is the only known planet of and is so incredibly large that Triton's analog is the size of Venus, making it an incredibly massive moon in which a polar climate was just barely able to evolve and populate it. Part of the reason for its disappearance from its verse is because alternate Sol went supernova and into black hole stage, thus trapping the entire cluster of satellites in an inter-dimensional limbo from which Canis diaboli emerged.
- Misplaced Wildlife: Originates from the outer reaches of our verse's analog to Sol, in which Triton's analog is a habitable, polar planet with a massive obsession with shaggy beasts as predators and prey. Canis diaboli is a sapient species taking the form of a cuddly giant.
- Mysterious Antarctica: Subverted; Triton is not exactly known for candidates of life, but the dog originates from an alternate Triton.
- Big Friendly Dog: It's massive, but it's anything but friendly under normal circumstances, but anybody with a solid capacity of a beastmaster control can conquer it easily, for its willpower is rather weak despite being a wild animal. It also can't bark; it only roars due to how powerful it's vocalizations are.
- Lightning Bruiser: Its incredible stamina, overall agility, but most importantly, it's massive stride, allows it to out-speed a Cheetah.
- Meaningful Name: It's a Saint Bernard-esque looking dog that's the size of a Liger.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: General aesthetic of the breed is that of a Saint Bernard-Expy, but the size is that of a Liger.
Debut: Sword Art Online: Special Edition
Major Role: Unhinged: An American Tail
- A Day in the Limelight: When the ferrets tell their history in Unhinged: An American Tail to the cats, they detail every part of their origins on how almost all life-forms where they came from perished, and their salvation came in the form of an Eldritch god known only as Saroa; any who endangered the lives of ferretkind would face the divine wrath of Saroa in extreme retribution with fatal consequences. Saroa had only one promise; to protect these life-forms in exchanged for being worshiped and glorified with praise and memorials in its name.
- Badass Normal: A Phase 6, naturally occurring Ultimorian life-form; it's not an Ultimorian Deity, nor is it anything truly noteworthy otherwise aside from its actions. Heck in terms of general strength it's weaker than an Ultimorian Deity, but that's merely because Sarora lacks the kind of overpowered attacks they tend to have by comparison and instead having more mundane attacks.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Is killed off in Sword Art Online: Special Edition by the 5% completed Z.E.R.0..
- Eldritch Abomination: What can best be described by its appearance.
- For Want of a Nail: "Sapience is a curse" timeline. Earth undergoes a massive extinction event which destroys everything except mammals and fish. Larger species of mammals had long died out before this, and fish are the sole rulers of the seas. On land, virtually any smaller animal was a candidate for sapience; an outside source in the form of an Eldritch entity like Saroa decided to place a Monolith-like structure to uplift whichever animal touches it first, and the animal who does this is a ferret. As a result, Saroa is bound to the animal and its relatives and will viciously attack any life-form that tries to eradicate them to ensure sapience is eventually achieved, and even continues to do this to help further the technological advancements of them.
- Godhood Seeker: Appears to be its motives; it wants to uplift entire races to sapience so it can be worshiped by them.
- Guardian Entity: In an alternate version of Earth, it is a God who is worshiped by anthropomorphic ferrets and other weasels, and is heavily implied to be what uplifted them into such a role to begin with as an outside source trying to invoke the role of a creation deity. As a result of its creations/worshipers, it will attack anything that threatens there existence; including the non-sapient versions of these life-forms as seen in other verses.
- The Hedonist: Takes an immense sense of pleasure with what it does and the reward it gets from it.
- Narcissist: The complete motive, flaw, and personality of Saroa in a nutshell; it specifically chooses an animal to uplift in which it then demands the creatures to worship and idolize Saroa at all times in exchange for ensuring the creature's long term survival and evolution into an intelligent race and beyond.
- Olympus Mons: Naturally occurring Phase 6 Ultimorian.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Not normally his job, but his cameo in The Fastest Thing Alive leads to a Ferret OC appearing in the wake of the aftermath of Chronicler going ballistic; Saroa himself isn't outright shown due to the fact everyone is fleeing in terror at the sight of it before it can be photographed.
- Wham Line: Not from itself, but from the ferrets in Unhinged: An American Tail, who detail that Saroa is their God and savior who had uplifted them with the gift of intelligence.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Multiple renditions of Saroa exist due to its nature of existing, none of which can agree on what it actually looks like except for the unusual nature in which the limbs are structured.
Debut: Sword Art Online: Special Edition
A Dragon native to Ultimorian which specializes in an Electromagnetic field of oxygen surrounding itself that is caused by their hearts
- For Want of a Nail: "The world with no ground" timeline. The milky way was never a spiral galaxy in this one; it is an elliptical galaxy here. As a result, planets were next to non-existent, and many life-forms evolved to have interstellar properties to them. As a result of this, the Square-Cube Law was non-existent and lead to many different types of body types being developed here among many, many drastic size differences and lifestyles. Electromagnetic dragons are just one of many families of creatures which generate an atmosphere around their bodies naturally.
- Olympus Mons:
- Naturally occurring Phase 6.
- Stormcloud can fuse with Phase 4 Chronicler into the Phase 5 Delta Silver, and is an even bigger example of this than a normal Electromagnetic Dragon ever would be because of this.
- Reality Warper: They surround themselves with an invisible bubble of thick oxygen to ignite their breath attack at all times with, and also allows themselves and anyone near them to breathe anywhere.
- The Runt at the End: They abandon any offspring which'll grow up to stay relatively small in size their whole lives, even if they're still technically big. This is exactly what happened to Stormcloud at a young age.
- Shock and Awe: They breathe electricity.
- Walking Spoiler: While their existence is already known, they're not yet noted to be distinct from the region the first one is introduced in.
Manta hadronus ("Hadron Mantle")
Debut: Reflection Code
- For Want of a Nail: "Sky burning light" timeline. The sun is a young blue giant which recently grabbed this world's equal to Uranus into its orbit and is increasing the temperature of the planet to where life-forms rapidly evolve in the atmosphere and develop an ecosystem of lighter than air animals seemingly overnight; the organisms were apparently dormant since the last time Uranus was near a star, implying Uranus came from an outside source than we know of it before getting caught by this verse's sun.
- Gravity Master: It can manipulate gravity so immensely it can breach the atmosphere of Uranus.
- Small Role, Big Impact: A large specimen winds up on Earth, but dies due to atmosphere poisoning in seconds flat, leaving a dead husk behind. It becomes the template for the mass produced Manta AIs which are then used as one of XANA's monsters in Reflection Code.
- Thrown Out the Airlock: Dragora was minding his own business when a specimen tried to attack him, so he opened up a dimensional tear in space and time and kicked it into it out of blind rage. This is how the specimen from Reflection Code finds its way into Life's universe which then both it and Calvin get taken over into Reflection Code's verse in which they are used as fodder for the Manta and Creeper AI/XANA entities.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: The M. hadronus specimen is used as the template for the Manta AI turned Manta XANA monster.
- Walking Spoiler: It's the ancestor of the Mantas from Reflect Code, because the Mantas from that story are clones of a specimen which was rendered terminally ill on Earth and died due to exposure to Earth's atmosphere, leaving behind a giant specimen in its death that was taken and cloned in virtual reality.
Debut: Life (2017)
- For Want of a Nail:
- "Goodnight Moon" timeline. Mars was once populated by water creatures that feasted in everything they could when given the chance, and were incredibly opportunistic and prone to extreme changes in their environment causing them to shrink in size and go dormant beneath the soul. When Mars' atmosphere was vaporized by solar rays, it was rendered an endangered species as billions of years would progress until the present. A specimen ends up getting found and taken to Earth against humankind's choice, but upon contact with Earth's atmosphere, it immediately perished to the common cold renovating its immune system like it was made of nothing and the Square-Cube Law suffocating it at the same time. Other specimens that exist remain buried on Mars, but no human alive is going to attempt to bring them back.
- The final stand of the specimen above is also one for Calvin itself; rather than dooming the Earth, it dies long before it gets the chance, and its would be six victim count decreases to five because David was able to be saved from its clutches. Then cue four when Miranda is forcefully dragged into Earth's atmosphere by M. hadronus forcing her back into Earth's atmosphere by not only crashing into her ship, but its own gravitational pull causing her to be dragged with it back.
- Happy Ending Override: Inverted; David and Miranda both survive because of what is described above, and humans were never doomed because Calvin was wiped out by incredibly mundane circumstances.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: Serves as the template for the Creeper AI, which becomes the Creeper XANA monster.
- Single Specimen Species: Calvin is the most advanced form of this species because he had the luxury of having more food than any specimen of his kind could ever achieve.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact this is what becomes of not just Calvin from Life, but also the its remains are used as the template for the Creepers from Reflection Code, which even further implies that Chronicler's Gatekeeper ability has but instead using it via Grandis due to Grandis having the same ability. Neither the incident with Calvin nor technically the incident with M. hadronus take place in the same verse as where they get taken and used as templates for further research.
- You Don't Look Like You: Creepers don't have too many similarities to it aside from having a hidden forth appendage which can function as an energy whip, matching the amount this alien has.
Curabitauri montibus ("Floating Bull of the Mountains")
- Bull Seeing Red: Defied; part of its communication method is to first flash its muscles as it appears a radiant blue. You pass this, it prompts you to flash your muscles so hard they appear red, to which if you do that successfully, it'll leave you the fuck alone. If you don't flash it red at the second step... well...
- The Cameo: Unlike the others whom appear during Chronicler's freak out in The Fastest Thing Alive, it actually appears a second time still wreaking havoc in a local area.
- The Faceless: Its eyes and mouth are completely concealed behind its scaly armor.
- Genius Bruiser
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: A scale covered, virtually completely armored Minotaur with the lower body of a feathery snake. That can also fly despite having no wings.
- Shout-Out: To Buzzwole of Pokémon Sun and Moon.
- Shown Their Work: Its method of telekinesis and omnivorous nature is a reference to how Hypocarnivores such as Bears only tend to get away with their diet because they're among the physically strongest animals in their whole ecosystem to where nobody toys with one lightly.
- Super Strength: Has a "brawn-based telekinesis" which is fueled by being incredibly swole and muscular to fuel its psychic powers, and constantly boasts with its scales and flexing to communicate.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Its serpentine lower half isn't very big compared to its beefy torso.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Appears primarily cobalt in coloration.
Féroce-Gênant ("Troublesome and Ferocious")
Debut: Operation R.E.B.O.O.T.
- Animalistic Abomination: Rollerblade-like jaws, one leg, no eyes, and a very skeletal appearance with an acidic tip for the tail.
- It Can Think: Has a very high intelligence that allows it to socialize with others of its own kind and take on even larger prey.
- Lightning Bruiser: Very large and very fast for its size.
- The Worf Effect: Their jaws are strong enough to tear through Solgaleo's hide like mincemeat.
Jernulv ("Iron Wolf")
Debut: Operation R.E.B.O.O.T.
- Establishing Character Moment: One of the most dangerous recorded Ultrarians just so happens to be the first one encountered in Ultimoria's home turf. Considering how powerful their armored hides are and how dangerous they can be, especially in packs, the protagonists are forced to run for their lives or hide from them to get through the area, especially considering it appears as if they've evolved specifically to prey on Solgaleo and Lunala, and even Raiga has extreme difficulty with slicing one apart with the Grey Sword.
- SNK Boss: Tends to make short work of lone individuals with its brute strength, horse-like speed, and powerful, burly arms and armored form.
- The Worf Barrage: Immune to attacks from Solgaleo and Lunala due to being too sturdy for them both to harm it. Ultra Necrozma makes mincemeat of this thing, however.
Debut: Sword Art Online: Special Edition
- Cue the Flying Pigs: Whatever killed Centauri in the first place is never revealed; the fact she even died at all is a Riddle for the Ages considering the females were thought to be invincible to which even when revived from a decaying corpse, her ability to heal from almost anybody including shedding her entire original husk and prosthetics entirely and regenerating her body from scratch is something that needs to be seen to be believed with how she Came Back Strong.
- For Want of a Nail: Defied; next to nothing is known of the version of Ultimoria they're from, aside from with the exception of the genetic chimera male specimen Mirror M, and the augmented frozen corpse given life by force in the form of Centauri, the entire species is extinct. Not helping matters is that both specimens that exist are from revived specimens of different quality discovered outside of Ultimoria.
- Fossil Revival:
- How Mirror M was; however, much of the DNA was missing so had to be replaced with similar substitutes for a vast majority of it to be properly revived.
- Defied with Centauri because she didn't even fossilize yet as her corpse was fresh and relatively intact when she was found in the arctic.
- From a Single Cell: Technically both sexes have it, but the female has it on overclock to the point of causing drastic mutations in an individual.
- Informed Species:
- Invoked; nobody knows what kind of animal the only living duo around are even supposed to be, but considering the sheer abundance of reptilian traits, they've been nicknamed unofficially as "Space Reptiles" when their regeneration factor was being discussed. As of yet no official name exists for the species proper.
- Hell for that matter because of Mirror M being a chimeric gene splicing using a very poor sample of the species, and how Centauri is a corpse with much of the body replaced with robotics with organics growing over it, it's hard to tell how the heck aside from Mirror M and Centauri's interaction that the two were even the same species at all yet alone male and female respectively.
- Last of His Kind: Both Mirror M and Centauri are this to the whole species, and neither of the two are even remotely purely restored specimens of their kind in the slightest.
- More Deadly Than the Male: Females can hunt well, but they're not built for brutal combat like the males are specialized in, and so their regen factor goes so much more into self-preservation that it's effectively a wild goose chase if you attempt to track down anybody who has even remotely killed a female when compared to a male.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Considering how freakish Mirror M and Centauri are to the point they look undead even in their prime, it's often little wonder why nobody is interested on trying to investigate which universe of Ultimoria the species originated.
- Single Specimen Species: It's not confirmed whether Mirror M's small fraction of the DNA from this species originates from Centauri or not, or if Centauri and the specimen Mirror M came from merely had similar upbringings.
- The Virus: Their DNA is very prone to sudden mutations caused by contamination with other verse's life-forms having their own DNA enter their systems; this is heavily implied to be what caused their near extinction in the first place, since Ultrarians blindly attacked them because of the outsider DNA they exhibited and the ability to survive the Ultimorian Multiverse's abnormal forces of nature worsened and caused them to decay rapidly until the only remaining specimens are ones that were revived in some way or form.
Naotolis ("Predecessor from Another World")
Debut Sword Art Online: Special Edition
- Always Chaotic Evil: Deconstructed, as seen below.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype:
- Of the Always Chaotic Evil species. Naotolis has a design oversight in that she was programmed to kill anything that moved no matter the cost, with the only sense of resistance they have is towards each other because they're at least smart enough to realize they don't need to kill their own, but they're not smart enough to properly obey commands from their would be creators. The Silver Specimen, once she was created, served as the catalyst for developing a Hive Mind with all of the other Naotolis which would be exclusive to herself not just because her kind declared this specimen their queen, but also the fact the Silver Specimen was gifted with intelligence beyond the simple "kill" programming that the basic specimens have. However, despite that, Naotolis Silver does not have basic morality in her; she has every fault from her ability to tell right from wrong that her brethren has, so with her increased intelligence, she instead developed severe sadism, and a lust for blood never ending not even to the rest of her own kind.
- Their overall mentality is further deconstructed when Minerva reveals some otherwise unheard of Hidden Depths for the entire species; whereas everyone else considered the Naotolis to be Always Chaotic Evil and didn't waste the chance with killing one, or as Chronicler did, all of them, Minerva asks him and Grandis as to What Measure Is a Non-Human? in their eyes because of the fact Minerva, a descendant of the Silver specimen Naotolis, functions on a mental level no different from the others, despite having effectively been mothered by what everyone considered to be a heartless monster. Minerva was able to see things that Grandis and Chronicler did not, and thus her entire conflict with Chronicler has to do with the fact Chronicler was utterly remorseless when killing off her entire mother's species.
- Of the Always Chaotic Evil species. Naotolis has a design oversight in that she was programmed to kill anything that moved no matter the cost, with the only sense of resistance they have is towards each other because they're at least smart enough to realize they don't need to kill their own, but they're not smart enough to properly obey commands from their would be creators. The Silver Specimen, once she was created, served as the catalyst for developing a Hive Mind with all of the other Naotolis which would be exclusive to herself not just because her kind declared this specimen their queen, but also the fact the Silver Specimen was gifted with intelligence beyond the simple "kill" programming that the basic specimens have. However, despite that, Naotolis Silver does not have basic morality in her; she has every fault from her ability to tell right from wrong that her brethren has, so with her increased intelligence, she instead developed severe sadism, and a lust for blood never ending not even to the rest of her own kind.
- Foreshadowing: What their name means when translated from its native tongue to English hints towards their true nature, but also at the same time, towards what ultimately becomes of the Silver Specimen.
- For Want of a Nail: Native to the reverse timeline in which the Code Lyoko and Sword Art Online stories take place on the same Earth at the same time. However, this is not the verse which is shown in Reflection Code and Sword Art Online: Special Edition; they are instead from a Mirror Universe in which they were the "true" Ultimate Lifeform produced from Project Carthage. Mirror M was powerful even by the standards of the Naotolis, however, so at first glance one might wonder what makes the Naotolis an improvement. Simple; they were much smaller, more refined in armor when necessary, and could survive seemingly lethal attacks to live another day because of their robotic nature.
As well as due to being smaller and much easier to produce than Mirror M, they were mass produced for the purpose of combat against any future enemy by the French; designed to kill anything that moved no matter the cost. However, that all changed when the Naotolis had a malfunction occur while generating an armor; a Silver Specimen, shining out of the spotlight of the normally Gray colored individuals, stood out not just in looks, but also in intelligence; Naotolis as a whole was no longer able to be controlled once this specimen was created, and the Naotolis as a whole only obeyed her own command and hers alone, even now when it's already too late to give them basic morality and a sense of right and wrong.
- Wham Shot: The Silver Specimen's face cracking open upon impact with a strong mallet and revealing a much more advanced face underneath, which prompts her to step back and completely (and violently) shed her exterior and reveal her true nature as Ultimorian Deity Minerva.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Posthumously have this brought up after their extinction by the sole surviving descendant, Minerva, towards Chronicler when Grandis tries to persuade Minerva into an alliance with Chronicler. The last time Minerva had even seen Chronicler, he was in his Delta Silver form essentially committing mass scale genocide against the Naotolis species without any sign of remorse due to the fact nobody but Minerva considered them anything more than Always Chaotic Evil.
H. s. ultimorius ("Working Man of Ultimoria")
- For Want of a Nail: "His name is Grandis" timeline. Humans developed so advanced technologically that the needs for food, water, and temperature conditions were no longer a concern for the species; now immune to every known disease, posses incredible strength and agility, and genetically engineering themselves into super-humans, they began to outgrow the very technological boundaries that made them what they were originally, and now evolved into life-forms that no longer need technology to survive on Earth or anywhere else; now branded as Homo sapiens ultimorius, they developed increasingly new ways to progress themselves further, with the primal instinct of humankind having restored the gladiatorial natures of the species to see whom would emerge as the Champion and representative as "GRANDIS". Unfortunately, little did they realize, their chosen name matched the arrival of a robotic entity that was only tamed by the one who would ultimately end up inheriting the title... by virtue of being the last one surviving. As a result, Martin W. Mollohan and Chronicler are the only so far confirmed survivors of this species.
- Last of His Kind: Martin by extension of being the strongest of the species as a whole.
- Walking Spoiler: While their existence is well known, the circumstances that led up to Grandis are not so much. This mostly applies to any implication that There Is Another remaining.
Enochanguis omega ("Behemoth Snake of the End")
- Always a Bigger Fish: If it existed on Earth, it would be regularly hunting animals no smaller than the largest of Blue Whales whole.
- Animalistic Abomination: A giant, space-living snake-like creature.
- For Want of a Nail: Nobody knows where in the Ultimorian Multiverse this thing came from; the only listed detail about its origins list that its original origin place was destroyed completely.
- Fossil Revival: The specimens seen alive in the continuity are all a result of this if they're too small to classify as having been alive before their home world was destroyed. A space bound adult is gigantic compared to the fossil revived youngsters.
- Gravity Master: The elder specimens by complete accident.
- Sea Monster
- Shown Their Work: Due to the immense size of the elder specimens, they naturally generate a gravitational field without even realizing it.
Xilatealeon ("Rainbow Serpent")
- All Myths Are True: Is the legendary Rainbow Serpent of Australian mythology.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Pale, human-like scale colors for the overall body, charcoal gray for the back region, and glowing blue stripes all across its backside and tail.
- Animalistic Abomination: It has the appearance of a reptile but has many of the key movement characteristics of a mammal, but is technically neither one of them at the same time, but does share ancestry with both. Its effective practice of biological Min-Maxing causes it to not make any sense at all compared to normal animals, making it stand out all the more as to further emphasis its Ultrarian heritage.
- Badass Baritone: Has an immensely deep, very powerful roar akin to a tiger's ferocity and the loudness of a whale.
- Breakout Character: Is considered the most popular creature design the author has ever created in his entire work on this Series Fic, and has been around the longest as well.
- Breath Weapon: What completely catches everything and anything off guard if they have no prior knowledge of Xilatealeon having acquired such a move over the eons of existence; the fact all other animals in its natural habitat lack one make it all the more prominent with Xilatealeon in particular.
- The Dreaded: The Apex Predator of Ultimoria.
- For Want of a Nail: The Permian-Triassic extinction event never happened; therapsids completely rule the planet, with dinosaurs evolving but staying in small size for carnivores with herbivorous dinosaurs getting bigger in comparison. Xilatealeon emerges as an intelligent master of the knowledge of genetics and elder specimens guide the young as to whom to breed with as to selectively breed the entire species into becoming the "Delta Predator", and eons of this practice goes on until eventually the strongest possible specimen of their race is born and heralded as the savior; it's ultimately too young by that point to stop the rest of the species from suffering genocide from the Ultimorian Deities, who have long considered the Xilatealeon species as a whole to be the most dangerous life-forms to have ever evolved in Ultimoria, and X, the sole specimen remaining, is the last remaining individual of the entire species.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Xilatealeon by many is considered the true Series Mascot, but so far it has yet to appear physically in the stories. When it does, that's when the newer fans will get to learn as to why Xilatealeon is such a massive Breakout Character to begin with.
- Informed Species: While it is the Rainbow Serpent, it's not even remotely related to serpents because Xilatealeon at base is a Therapsid, meaning it's more closely related to mammals.
- Leitmotif: This rendition of a possible theme for SCP-682.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: When it's extremely pissed, it'll roar for a solid minute before its movements become far less predictable, its intelligence and overall speed skyrockets in the heat of things, and begins tearing through things like the bastard combination of an Implacable Man and The Juggernaut.
- Mighty Roar: Its screams of madness apparently shatter entire mountains.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Doesn't look anything like a normal reptile nor does it look completely mammalian despite taking heavier cues from the latter.
- Not Zilla: Its intended design standpoint even with what little similarities exist in the design itself, although it looks more like several Toho Kaiju put into a blender.
- Power Echoes: It's whale-like loudness when it roars.
- Power Glows: Its stripes ignite into a neon blue when it is charging to use its Breath Weapon.
- Series Mascot: Considered the Face of the Band for the Ultrarian wildlife for being the biggest example of a Breakout Character among them.
- Square-Cube Law: Oddly enough, despite being surrounded by many life-forms who avert this trope, Xilatealeon actually obeys this trope; the only thing not accurate with its overall design is its Breath Weapon, and the only issue it would have would be wiping out its own food source and competition with its own kind. Other than that, Xilatealeon's quadrupedal build, 40 foot length, and semi-aquatic nature all allow it to actually exist.
- Ultimate Lifeform: Understatement of the year with this species in particular. By general consensus among the Ultimorian Deities, it's considered the strongest Ultrarian Life-form to have ever existed that isn't part of the deity tier or higher.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Aurora Blast.
- Wham Shot: When it's first introduced, it's heavily believed that it's the most likely to not exist of the Sacred Beasts because of how incredibly over-the-top overpowered it is as a life-form. Turns out not only does it exist, but its Breath Weapon is far more fantastical in nature than it was otherwise depicted as having.
Don M. Mollohan
Debut: The Beast
- Always Second Best: Tends to be average in gameplay when compared to his son.
- Ambiguously Human: Considering his son is none other than Ultimorian Deity Grandis, he's potentially one of H. s. ultimorius.
- Ascended Meme: When he's found in Untold Depths, frozen in ice and lacking much of his clothing all the while mistaken for a caveman, Grandis plays this trope for drama with the Wham Line he delivers in that the caveman is the Sheriff; when Don was still living in Ultimoria prior to his homeworld's demise, he was indeed a Sheriff in terms of police officer rank.
- Déjà Vu: Two instances of his car getting wrecked while on break at work apparently had the exact same old man responsible for it despite being months apart from each other.
- Donut Mess with a Cop:
- He describes two separate times where he wrecked his car while getting donuts to eat at work.
- One day in the story while the son and father are to themselves and the son is lazily waking up playing the game, he goes out and gets donuts for the two of them for snacks.
- The Everyman: Described as being a relatively ordinary adult on the surface by his son, and he definitely acts the part based off of his commentary and play sessions. He's polite, he's efficient, and he has a plane to bag every animal he needs.
- Funny Background Event: Surprises Martin with dinner from McDonald's without having realized he just showed up after a very rough play session on Martin's end.
- Good Parents: Proves to be this with how mundane he punishes his son for during his finishing up Hemlock Path and beginning to play the Marsh; doesn't overdo his punishment for his son for not taking his meds on time, which he does go more in-depth about in the solo commentary that this is actually relatively normal behavior for him to do is to lie about his meds every once in a while.
- Growing Up Sucks:
- He mentions how he has noticed both of his sons, not just the one doing the Let's Play with him, have grown up from being relatively innocent children with a sibling rivalry, to both of them becoming social recluses who ended up ditching their rivalry as they got older because the older son only really had his brother to talk to.
- He also describes his own brother who stayed living with his parents and unlike himself and his other brother, this particular brother never got married and continued to live with his parents to this very day.
- Harmless Freezing: How he shows up alive and well in Untold Depths, minus his original clothing.
- Police Are Useless:
- Sometimes mentions this; goes more in-depth about it in solo sessions while he's waiting on a game animal to show up. While more could be said, here is not the best place for that.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran:
- Doesn't have much in terms of commentary because of this; goes more in-depth about it one episode when he realizes he had been quiet for so long.
- Ends up attacking his own youngest son out of sheer fright when he's thawed from the ice in Untold Depths, due to the fact the only immediate memory he has of his son beforehand was his son transforming into a monster known by the name Grandis, who is the destroyer of his own species.
- Shout-Out: Named his son Martin after Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon. Apparently Martin had mixed feelings to learning of this until we see Martin himself having accepted this part in his life once Martin on his own time watched Lethal Weapon for the first time.
- The Stoic: Doesn't emote very much in comparison to his son. When he does it's always OOC Is Serious Business.
- Wham Shot: He shows up in Untold Depths with his cloths missing and frozen in ice, being mistaken for a caveman. When Grandis states he isn't joking when he says the so called caveman is the Sheriff, he's saying it completely stunned as to how this world found his long last father near perfectly preserved, and very much still alive upon being thawed.
Martin W. Mollohan
Debut: The Beast/Sword Art Online: Special Edition
- Bears Are Bad News: Has issues with bears in Hemlock Path because of the fact the only animals in the map are both bears of two different types he can't easily tell the difference between.
- Blatant Lies: Just about everything he says to Erika is nothing but this.
- Character Development: As we see him as Grandis, it's not outright stated, but it is shown that Grandis lost his Manipulative Bastard qualities he had as Martin many eons ago. He still technically has them, but he's not anywhere near as much of a Jerkass about it like his younger self was.
- Crazy Enough to Work: While Martin initially believes the game is too old to have a use of it, Martin, while being charged by a bear, fires a warning shot into the air which causes the bear to run away from him as a direct result. Martin is baffled but at the same time is grateful because the game is showing something realistic for once to him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Had an encounter with a Chow Chow dog when he was very young and mistook it for a bear every time he saw the animal since then because of the violent behavior of one of his former neighbor's dogs of this breed. Then he details the Chow Chow in question is black, which is why he's more scared of the black bears than he is the other types of bears.
- Deadpan Snarker: Often takes on this role during his dad's play sessions, even some of his own solo ones as well.
- Exact Words: Exploited In-Universe to who knows how many degrees of Manipulative Bastard tendencies...
- Funny Background Event: Shouts to his dad from across the room while doing chores during the dad's solo play of the first areas of the Marsh, as well as calling his dad's finishing of Hemlock Path without dying completely bullshit.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: How he designed his character to be in both playstyle and base stats.
- Manipulative Bastard: Perhaps rather infamously he's known to be this while exploiting Exact Words at the same time, as seen when he and his brother are stuck in the Pokémon anime for a few episodes of the original series. He ends up manipulating the various factors stacked against Gym Leaders in the early anime seasons to threaten Erika in that her gym will likely be shut down if he reports to "his boss" that Erika is declining challengers by being sexist towards men, and that a simple battle with Martin will be enough to keep him quiet about it from his superiors. Martin is lying through his teeth when he says this, but consider the fact most of the anime cast is extremely Genre Blind at times...
- Named After Somebody Famous: Named after the character Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Helps his dad catch up to him at the Marsh by playing through his file through the last bits of the Forest, but ultimately ends up not taking his medication for the next 24 hours in the process and ends up having to take a break and sleep until 2 in the afternoon the next day. The dad has him do chores and such before continuing the game, but Martin's commentary can still be heard from across the room.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Red Oni to his brother Dalton, much like how he can also be this towards his dad, and often comes into heavy conflicts with his mother regarding both of their tendencies to be Red Onis.
- Sanity Slippage: Don't even remind him of Hemlock Path by the time both he and his dad are done with the forest region.
- The Slow Walk: Does this at a few times in Hemlock Path and other zones with carnivores in them because of the fact he wants to get through without alerting the dangerous animals of his presence as he sometimes has to get near them to get through a specific part of the map.
- Trauma Button: Black bears.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Bears in general unnerve him when hunting them; the mere indication of having to confront a bear scares him more than any carnivore in the game.
The Prehistoric 10
- Ghost Raptor
- Ultimorian Deities Zaalim, Chronicler, and Eidolon
The Modern 10
- Ultimorian Deity Rose
- Dragoria Prime
- Ancient Darigus
- Primordial Deity Zenith
- Ultimorian Deity Darigus
- Primordial Deity Zenith
- Our Gods Are Greater: They're officially this to the Ultimorian Deities at minimum. Though considering Ultima is a sibling of theirs, it's not too hard to group Ultima as having the same power as his siblings as well.
- Time Abyss
- Always a Bigger Fish: He's the biggest life-form known to exist in this continuity.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: What the first third of Crazy Carousal builds up to is Invictus Ultrarius awakening and interfering with everything, all because Rose is forcefully stirring him into action.
- Awesome McCoolname: Kind of the entire point of Invictus even having a name.
- Even More Omnipotent: He can forcefully nullify any of the Ultimorian and Primordial Deity from functioning, including having a power limiter on his own perfect copy Ultima to keep him in line. Whether or not he can do this with just about any deity is a question best left vague, since Invictus awakening would not be an incident one would lightly want to tread ground with...
- Identical Grandson: According to Ultima, Ultima himself is a perfect clone of Invictus as he had dictated him to be, with the only difference being the smaller size and being incapable of going against Invictus proper. In the super distant future, Ultima's appearance will alter to resemble a 100% replica of Invictus' own, and Ultima can actually project an image of what this form will look like as well at any time he pleases.
- The Maker: Of the Primordial Deities as a whole, and to an extent the Ultimorian Deities.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "Invincible".
- Our Gods Are Greater: He's the only Deity who openly is referred to as an actual God in terms of terminology, and he's the only Deity known to exist who actually is superior to the Primordial Deities as a whole.
- The Voiceless: Every time he appears, he doesn't appear to actually have any dialogue.
Debut: Digimon Re: Tamers
- The Cameo: In Chapter 6 of Digimon Re: Tamers alongside Ultima and Zenith.
- Chest Blaster: A gaping hole in his chest exists which serves this function.
- Eldritch Abomination: His original design had a much more terrestrial feel than the proposed redesign which better represents his size and alien nature.
- Foreshadowing: Takato freaks out when seeing him specifically during Chapter 6 of Digimon Re: Tamers.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Designed to be this by virtue of how insanely massive the Primordials are in combination with the fact nobody knows what triggers the summoning of Dogma unlike the other Primordial Deities.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Blasts Zenith with a combination attack along with his siblings just before the final fight proper in Crazy Carousal.
- Kaiju: Dogma's avatars are always ungodly massive to say the least. Big G had a field day trying to fight off one of Dogma's avatars to say the least.
- Our Gods Are Greater: He's the first of the Primordial Deities introduced, which makes him the first being ever known to flat out surpass the Ultimorian Deities in power.
- Walking Spoiler: His involvement in particular during Crazy Carousal is a bigger spoiler than Zenith.
- Wham Episode: Virtually every appearance of Dogma has huge plot importance.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Via Dragora Galaxia blasts Zenith with a combination attack alongside his siblings in the climax of Crazy Carousal.
- Posthumous Character: Technically still lives, but only via his reincarnation Dragora Galaxia. Zenith still calls him Kagubot regardless because to him it doesn't make a difference.
- Super OCD: What eventually lead to his own destruction was his obsession with making sure everything was in order to the point he failed to keep himself in order by letting his power get to his head an go insane because of it.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Supercharges Grandis to fire one in a combination attack with its other siblings against Zenith in the climax of Crazy Carousal.
- Super Strength: Kind of a given as far as the Primordial Deities are considered, but Granjia takes the cake by a long shot. The native dimension from which the Primordial Deities live, Arena Regulus, are all contained in a massive sphere complete with all of the mass inside of it granting Arena Regulus' exterior incredible mass for something of it's size. How does Arena Regulus typically make itself known? Being singlehandedly carried around by Granjia as if it's not even the slightest big deal to anyone else.
Debut: Digimon Re: Tamers
- Awesome, but Impractical: He could easily destroy Invictus Ultrarius using Flame That Ends All Life and be done with it; even Zenith himself, though, is not stupid to do so because he knew if it remotely failed Zenith wouldn't regenerate at all until the next incarnation of the Multiverse. The entire threat of the Z.E.R.0. is the only reason Zenith even revealed he could even do this at all.
- Berserk Button: Seems to view Dragora Galaxia as a disgrace to where he blindly wastes his own energy at the mere sight of him by using his strongest attack without warning.
- Body Horror: All over him.
- The Cameo: In Chapter 6 of Digimon Re: Tamers alongside Dogma and Ultima.
- Cast From Hit Points: Flame That Ends All Life costs Zenith to sacrifice himself when he's pushed beyond his normal capacity of power to where he would die regardless of success or not.
- Chewing the Scenery: "KKKAAAGGUUUBBOOT!!!!!"
- Complete Immortality: What ultimately allows him to No-Sell the attacks thrown at him for a vast majority of Crazy Carousal. Since the Incubators are extinct by the time this revelation is made, and the fact the only surviving Madoka character is Madoka herself, she's needless to say absolutely horrified that Zenith had survived the showdown that had destroyed her prior life and had cursed her to the present.
- Defiant to the End: Is flat out vaporized by Sailor Moon in a last ditch attempt to kill everyone off.
- Draco Lich: What he best can be described as.
- Eldritch Abomination: The most flat out malevolent the Ultimorian Multiverse has to offer.
- Explosive Overclocking: Since he already knows what the Z.E.R.0. will cause next, he overclocks his own Deity Rune to percentages that nobody with any sane mind would do just so he can unleash beyond his own power against Dogma and the other Primordial Deities.
- Expy: The arrangement of his limbs and how he uses them are directly based on the Elder Dragon Gogmazios from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.note
- Famous Last Words: "'Til the multiverse is reborn anew, once more as always and forever."
- Foil: Much like his son, he can be compared and contrasted with Titan, and to some degrees Serpentari. Serpentari's Gender Flip issues aside, Serpentari is based on Serpentera/Daijinryuu, who is famous for being one of the biggest mechs in Super Sentai/Power Rangers ever, whereas Zenith is one of the biggest of the life-forms native to Ultimoria, and also the largest of the Primordial Deity pantheon excluding his father. As for direct contrasts between the two, Serpentari was retconned to be Titan's fiancee rather than his father due to the Gender Flip, but Zenith remained Darigus' father in all incarnations of his character. Not only that, but whereas Serpentari currently has a negative relationship with Titan with both of them being villains, Zenith has a more positive opinion of Darigus despite the fact Darigus is more akin to a Hero Antagonist every once in a while. Not only that, but whereas Titan is an Orcus on His Throne despite having all of the power he needs to fulfill his goals, Zenith is an Orcus on His Throne because he's just that lazy in general.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Zenith's first canon artwork has a bit of subtle gimmick to it to say the least.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: His entire purpose is to be a giant, evil entity because he serves as the balance to Dogma's exact opposite of this, so as to counterbalance Dogma's positive energy, Zenith was created to balance it out with negative energy. Whenever Zenith emerges from hibernation, he goes an animalistic rampage usually due to the fact each time he awakens, the natural order of the Ultimorian Deities had been fucked up.
- The Giant: The absolutely largest incarnation of evil in the entire continuity in terms of sheer mass alone.
- Giant Flyer: Emphasis on the giant.
- The Good Guys Always Win: A trope heavily despised by Zenith. So much so in fact that had it not been for the trope being Played Straight numerous times in the earliest material for the original works from which he originates, Zenith would've never existed in his current form we see here. Zenith broke the Status Quo Is God trope by outright eliminating the god in charge of the status quo in particular, causing complete and utter annihilation to the natural order and leading to Zenith becoming the High King of Ultimoria in the light of results. In fact, Zenith's constant victories back in the day ever since his establishment as one of the former High Kings of Ultimoria are what ultimately shaped the greater multiverse into what it is right now."It's kind of unrealistic that the heroes always win; what if these heroes weren't even the heroes after all? What if their victories posed a hindrance rather than salvation? That's what I had tried to convince everyone at one point; the heroes were preventing me from fixing what was wrong because they kept stupidly believing nothing was broken until I showed up. At some point you have to question their sanity; how will they ever process the fact the only reason they still live is because of the accomplishments of evil over good?"
- The Heartless: In his exposed internal organs, he lacks a heart.
- Hellfire: His natural habitat, the Infernal Void. As well as the aesthetic of Flame That Ends All Life.
- Hero Killer: Before he was obliterated by the Z.E.R.0., he successfully "cleansed" the Madoka Magica universe by igniting the whole universe into a cosmic-scale Hellfire.
- Hidden Depths:
- He openly accepts his death in the end of Crazy Carousal in stride, which is unusual considering how defiant he was against it every moment prior to his fate being sealed with the final blow.
- Whether it be his past incarnation or his present day incarnation, he genuinely loves his wife even with her falling under among several individuals of Token Heroic Orc among the Zenithians. His love for her is so great that if she orders him to back off from meddling with her own business, he'll actually listen and do just that.
- I Have Many Names: Comes with the job resume of being Satan.
- Insistent Terminology: You could make Vegeta and Goku/Kakarot comparisons all day with how insane he takes the whole deal with Dragora Galaxia being referred to by their original name of Kagubot.
- Irony: Despite his current I Have Many Names status, how'd he get to this point? He never had a true name to begin with.
- Jump Scare: Zenith's first artwork has a .gif file extension to it because after several seconds, his head suddenly turns to face the viewer of the image, before quickly turning back to its default state. Downplayed in that there's no sound to go with it.
- Knight of Cerebus: There is zero intentionally funny things about him. Even if somebody in-universe finds a way to try and make a joke about him, he's immensely quick with getting them to rethink that decision.
- Leitmotif: "Breakdown" from Doom 64. Hell any time there's a blatant reference to Doom 64, expect all hell to break loose considering any kind of Shout-Out towards said game indicates Zenith is approaching.
- No-Sell: Literally everything that is thrown at him is bounced off as if nothing had happened because of the key fact Zenith is as truly immortal as he claims. He only budges otherwise when divine intervention comes from his siblings whom all blast him with a Holy Hand Grenade with the last of their current strength to attempt to glass him; they harm him big time, and they also remove his immortality in the process, but Zenith is still able to get back up and put up the final fight against Crazy Carousal's cast proper.
- Oh, Crap!: Is not exactly too keen to see his siblings all suddenly turning against him and pulling an Enemy Mine against him using a gigantic combination attack via a Holy Hand Grenade. Despite managing to survive it, he's so badly wounded by it that it actually gives the Magical Girls an actual fighting chance against him from an otherwise SNK Boss he would've been as it is.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Subverted in that while his mortal heart is destroyed (again) at the climax of Crazy Carousal, it only actually paralyzes Zenith into a lengthy comatose state that doesn't actually kill him, but it's the closest one could get to actually doing so anyways.
- Our Gods Are Greater: To his son Darigus.
- Pillar of Light: Via a gamma ray burst at that; to which to serve as a beacon of his arrival in the physical realm.
- Reality Ensues: While Zenith himself completely destroys the entire concept of a Square-Cube Law as does all of the Primordial Deities, his sheer size, combined with being a lot more faster in his movements than his siblings, completely overwhelm the entire fabric of the multiverse when he finally shows himself in Crazy Carousal, and the actual fighting off of Zenith proper in the climax has to be via a dive into one of the most lethal Death Worlds combined with a Womb Level for the aesthetic; the Heartless zone, located where Zenith's original heart had been torn out from his physical body.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: How his presence is described in Digimon Re: Tamers; as a black shadow with an immense red aura.
- Satan: He's effectively Ultimoria's answer to the devil; he also possesses every single deadly sin in him, which ultimately makes him dormant much of the time. Should the seals be removed or activated further, he'll go on an unstoppable rampage that'll devastate the native galaxy cluster.
- Story Breaker Crossover: Zenith is immediately considered this due to his size being on par with Super Shenron and all, even if he's not as big, but he naturally still has the same overall implications of such destruction a being of his size class would cause just by existing. His manifestation in Crazy Carousal is effectively him being in the place of Exodia and literally every Witch being a Blue-Eyes White Dragon, in that Zenith completely curb-stomps them all in an instant. That's merely how Crazy Carousal begins at that...
- True Final Boss: After Crazy Carousal spent much of the story having the characters running away from Zenith, the final arc is about finally slaying him because at this point Zenith's tired of playing games.
- Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: Zenith is unusual in that he has arms, legs, and wings, but they're not arranged in the order you'd expect. His wings are located approximately where one would expect his arms to be for his hulkish gorilla-like look giving him massive wings rather than massive arms, and said arms he has are actually scrawny and located at his belly. His legs are exactly where they should be, though.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Nobody is laughing when he's the primary threat of the story.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: What Zenith actually is; the heroes who opposed him continued to do so even when they had far more to gain with outright letting Zenith rampage than by trying to stop him, often because Zenith is one of the few reasons why the greater multiverse is still capable of being reborn time and time again. The heroes are needless to say thankful that they don't actually outright try and erase Zenith from existence, in which case the whole means of existence becomes fucked...
- Wham Episode: Zenith is slowly stirring as of Digimon Re: Tamers Chapter 16.
- Wham Line: A massive amount of corrupted text appears at the end of Chapter 16 of Digimon Re: Tamers; that is Zenith's own incomprehensible dialogue.
- Womb Level: Heartless is the name of the cavity in his chest from which his heart from when he was a mortal had been torn out completely, and is effectively this concept as a whole in appearance. Its description causes the rating of any particular fic to either be M or even Explicit rated due to the sheer amount of Gorn as to how everything looks. Flowing blood and other bodily fluids as liquids, which have also partially contaminated the air alongside mere smoke, acidic pools of black sludge surrounding dislocated bones, and the many, many, many faces of the undead from which Zenith had eaten and devoured appearing in the skies; even their restless, vengeful souls try and drag you away from virtually every angle you're at within this place. Even Grandis, who is normally The Immune to very hostile conditions, can barely survive being inside of Zenith's gut for too long.
- The Worf Barrage: He immediately assimilates any and all Witches that even remotely come into contact with him; not even Kriemhild Gretchen is safe from this, being just as easy of a target as literally any other Witch. When Kyubey inquirs that Zenith himself should have a Witch of his own due to his soulless nature, he merely begins cackling like mad because Kyubey is incapable of processing that Zenith already killed his own Witch and ate it no different from any other."It's always the same, the fates of the Witches of this world suffer upon contacting me. No exceptions to be had, not even for my own; all of them perished instantly to my infernal being, and all have become one with me."
- Would Hurt a Child: Outright forces Madoka into surviving the destruction of the multiverse when he tries to Victim Blame her into thinking everything that had transpired is all her fault and she should just die like the rest. Zenith ultimately regrets this when it's because of Madoka that Zenith is ultimately destroyed in the end.
- Foreshadowing: Their title as Beasts of Burden implies that all of them have had rather tragic backgrounds or the very least unfortunate or unwilling events happening with their usage as mounts.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Possibly. Two additional members of the Beasts of Burden could potentially exist; soon to be two additional dragons exist on MF217's Mabinogi account, which are Palette Swap versions of the type of dragons used to create Stormcloud and Pallice.note
Stormcloud, the Thunder Dragon of Dimensions
Eageldrei, the Wind Griffon of Imagination
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Despite being called an Albino, the lore states that Eageldrei is tainted with a black mist when his true power returns to him, making him look like an ordinary Griffon when fully matured, with the albino description being what he looks like before re-achieving a fully grown appearance.
- Fusion Dance: With Kazuto into Kappa Noir.
- Our Gryphons Are Different: Griffon.
- The Phoenix: Unlike the others in the group who stay alive constantly through an unknown means, Eageldrei has to be reborn as a child before growing back up into his adult form once again.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Tornado's Echo.
Pallice, the Ice Dragon of Resolution
- The Cameo: After an 8 year old Chronicler activates his Gateway Protocol in The Fastest Thing Alive, Pallice is one of the many cameos to occur as everyone is reporting a damage control on the sudden breaches occurring in space and time, freezing over all of Robotnik's City with sleet and snow.
- Evil Counterpart: To Dulcy of The Fastest Thing Alive, due to the fact both are Ice Dragons, but whereas Dulcy is a cartoonish looking one that's good, Pallice is a realistic one which is evil. Meanwhile, since Dulcy is a hero, she doesn't actively try and be destructive like you'd expect with a Dragon; Pallice shows no mercy as the cold-hearted bitch she is.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: Is legitimately evil in intent compared to the other five but is very pragmatic about it and has unknown goals.
- Fusion Dance: With Suguha into Sigma Shiro.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: So hidden in fact it comes off as her evil being an Informed Attribute.
- Ice Queen: Both figuratively and oh so very literally.
- Informed Attribute: Defied; her evil nature is described as a Noodle Incident every time it's brought up.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Frigid Tide.
Maleviolet, the Death Dragon of Eternity
- Dark Is Not Evil; Refuses to let anyone with true evil in their hearts ride it, which of the original six riders, the only one who failed to ride Maleviolet at one point is Chronicler.
- Draco Lich
- Fusion Dance: With Eidolon into Epsilon Null.
- Purple Is Powerful: The oldest of the Beasts of Burden and having dark violet bones.
- Time Abyss: While all six of them are old, Maleviolet's the only one who actually looks the part.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Death's Stride.
Jingshenlong, the Light Dragon of Gratitude
- Fusion Dance: With Klein into Rho Chéngzi.
- Make a Wish: Those who best him in combat can be granted one wish from him, and only one.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Asian Dragon.
- Rated M for Manly: He's an in-universe Memetic Badass.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Glassing Ray.
- Shout-Out: To the various Eternal Dragons of Dragon Ball.
Crimada, the Fire Dragon of Foreseeing
- Action Girl: Proved to be lethal as a fighter at only one year of age.
- Fusion Dance: With Asuna into Alpha Crimson.
- Mythology Gag: A Red Dragon named Crimada with a specialty in foreseeing references an anthropomorphic male dragon of the same traits.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a welp with the size of an adult. By proxy outside of a specific coloration, at the youngest age possible, she could easily look like an infant of any of the other dragon species as part of this group. The only exceptions are Maleviolet and Stormcloud.
- Shana Clone: Bestial equivalent in terms of what her personality and behavior is like. No wonder her fusee is Asuna for Alpha Crimson.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Molten Barrage.
Debut: Operation R.E.B.O.O.T.
Lord Archadius (The Leader)
Blood Moone (Shiny Lunala, transport/Team Pet)
Prophet (ChaosDukemon, The Lancer)
Tyrannox (The Big Guy)
Jérémie Belpois (The Smart Guy)
Ayano Keiko (The Chick)
Eidolon (Sixth Ranger)
Applying to all members:
- Badass Crew
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: All of them are from different universes or regions from each other, and almost none of them have any remote reason to want to side with each other aside from a shared, common goal.
- Mooks: The founding members are far from the only members of the group, as there exist many lesser members who pretty much classify as Mooks.
- Token Evil Teammate: Lord Archadius and Prophet are both villains or at the very least antagonists. Prophet is more of a Knight Templar at most, whereas Lord Archadius' villainy tends to revolve (mostly) around his own Horror Hunger.
Z.E.R.0. Materia "The Z.E.R.0."
- Antimatter: What the bladed parts are forged from.
- Cessation of Existence: Permanently does this to the target. Imperfections in its own design prevented it from doing this to Invictus Ultrarius because it failed to properly absorb Invictus' power, and thus had to release it in-order to one day have a second chance to be rebuilt with the imperfection removed.
- Complete Immortality: Its very design is created to universally avert this trope against whomever it targets; stripping them of this ability upon a lethal blow being landed.
- Dual Wielding: The actual blades when fully unsheathed split apart into dual swords of differing size.
- Empathic Weapon: Towards Chronicler. The reason it doesn't function this way towards Eidolon plays a major role in the duo's conflict.
- Infinity +1 Sword: Make that 2x.
- Ret-Gone: What it's capable of doing to the target.
- Shout-Out: To one version of the SCP-001 candidates called "The Gate Guardian" in which SCP-001 has a giant sword that can wipe anything it hits from existence. Allegedly material from SCP-001's sword was what Rose ended up wishing into existence in its raw form as the "Z.E.R.0. Materia" or "Zeronium", but the SCP Foundation already investigated and █████████████████████, with results inconclusive.
- Tom the Dark Lord: Damion, its current name as it coincides with the current incarnation of Chronicler, isn't exactly what one would expect to be the name of an Empathic Weapon which is capable of slaying Gods with relative ease.
- Unobtainium: The hilt and various runes placed on the antimatter are made of an unknown material simply called "Z.E.R.0. Materia", or "Zeronium" to some people.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Z.E.R.0. is ultimately what drove Rose insane, and is ultimately a big factor in Chronicler's Character Development as to whether he'll also be Jumping Off Of The Slippery Slope like Rose did before him.
For characters that don't have their own franchise's pages up yet, but are ready to present anyways for experimental purposes. This also includes canon characters that currently don't have their own pages.
For that matter, do be warned to take everything you see within the Placeholder folder here with a grain of salt; the information on these characters is not finalized in the slightest, and everything about the characters under this category is all subject to be changed drastically at any given time as the author works on notes behind the scenes to create these characters into what'll eventually become their finalized depictions, from which they will be removed from this folder and placed in the appropriate places.
Debut: Operation R.E.B.O.O.T.
- Ambiguously Human: Chinese vampires being undead aside, nothing about Null makes him fit in with the usual villains around him.
- Big Brother Is Watching: Whenever anybody remotely considers trying to cross Father, Null is always somewhere lurking in hearing range of it.
- The Bore: Why he's not often welcome a lot at parties. Though that's far from the only reason.
- Chinese Vampire: Has the motif in terms of design, reflecting how he's a relative of Count Spankulot.
- Close-Range Combatant: His major weakness in a fight boils down to this.
- The Comically Serious: Unless Father orders him to move in any way, Null will remain perfectly still in his own little world of obsession. As a result, at villain gatherings, he's always standing idle and just... listening to everyone speak and watching their movements; absorbing all of the information in for him to know about later.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The idea of this thing stalking everyone, even children, gives him a very serious pedophile type vibe.
- The Faceless: It takes a while for people to notice that black void in his helmet isn't his face; it's the emptiness from which his head would otherwise be.
- Faster Than They Look: Normally he appears very Stoic and incredibly calm and eerie with his movements; once he needs to chase somebody down, though, he can not only move fast, but also hop and jump incredibly well to reach you.
- Fatal Flaw: Obsession. He's competent at his job at acquiring information; he's just too good at it to the point he comes across as an unhealthily devoted stalker 24/7 because of his methods.
- Gaiden Game: Due to the canon universes of each fic being non-canon to Citadel Of The Heart, Null's first appearance is actually a standalone fic taking place in the canon Codename: Kids Next Door universe, aptly named "Operation N.U.L.L.".note
- The Giant: 13 feet tall.
- Humanoid Abomination: Since nobody ever sees his actual body underneath his clothing, nobody even knows if he even is human.
- Lean and Mean: Is definitely very thin and stretched out.
- Lightning Bruiser: Can tank damage rather well (if merely because he's already dead to begin with), and is astonishing fast and nimble; he's limited by being a Close-Range Combatant, however, and since he doesn't appear to have actual hands, he can't even use a weapon to counteract this.
- Meaningful Name: ... Or, rather, a lack of one; given the mysterious nature of Null, his name literally means "Nothing".
- Mysterious Past: Is he related to Count Spankulot or is he not? Nobody ever knows aside from knowing both are vampires to different degrees. Also, next to nothing is known about Null's entire origin or backstory for that matter; he just "showed up" one day when Father was offering a job for dirt cheap, and he remained around ever since.
- Mysterious Watcher: Understatement of the year worthy.
- No Name Given: Despite having the name Null listed here, he's not actually named in the fic itself; the fic further implies he doesn't have a name.
- Nothing Is Scarier: His lair, aside from the below mentioned Stalker Shrine, is a large mansion with next to nothing actually inside of it. Large corridors, many rooms, almost all of them unoccupied in nature, and drowning out sound very easily to the point it's easy to cause echoing when speaking in there.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He looks more at home in an R Rated horror movie than he does in Operation R.E.B.O.O.T..
- Shown Their Work: Chinese Vampires tend to hop in movement; when in chase mode, Null hops and jumps as to how he quickly achieves such astonishing speed on a short notice.
- Stalker Shrine: Has one of Father. Everyone is freaked out by it, naturally.
- Stalker Without a Crush His entire modus operandi.
- Super Smoke: Can vanish in and out of areas by transforming into smoke.
- Undying Loyalty: Exaggerated to allow it being Played For Horror; Null is creepily obsessed with Father in terms of his loyalty, to the point he has an entire Stalker Shrine of him in his own "house" among other things. Every adult villain is creeped out by Null's tendency to obsess over just about every minor detail to the very last key.
- The Voiceless: Never speaks.
- Workaholic: Mr. Boss says he has never taken a vacation day or off day his whole "life".
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Had it not been for the Heart Ring he wouldn't have looked much different from Darigus aside from being composed of liquid elements of the other four rings; the Heart Ring causes him to take on a physical shape resembling a Heroic Build Flying Brick version of Ma-Ti with the only other differences being Captain Planet's other defining features from the canon in his looks.
- Foil: He's designed to be the complete opposite side of story narrative from Heroes for Earth's depiction of Captain Planet in every way possible. By this it's meant that this Captain Planet is a Reconstruction of why he keeps his canon design considering it's A Form You Are Comfortable With as given to him by Ma-Ti's Heart ring, whereas Heroes For Earth went for a more Deconstruction type of route by depicting him as an Eldritch Abomination Kaiju.
- Foreshadowing: Surprisingly not one towards his own appearance, but rather for Darigus' appearance as Phase 4 anyways; Captain Planet is actually a Zenithian much like Darigus, only he's Darigus' Good Counterpart whereas Darigus is a flat up Satanic Archetype.
- Good Counterpart: To Darigus; they're both Zenithians, and Captain Planet is an unironically heroic entity because his morality depends on whomever the Heart Ring is wielded by, and the Heart Ring can't be wielded by someone who has any less than white morality. Darigus meanwhile is very much his dad in every sense of the word when compared to Captain Planet, considering Darigus' entire feud with the Planeteers is how big of a Satanic Archetype he is.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: How he has a physical form in the appearance of his original depiction in the show; Ma-Ti's Heart ring gives him a physical appearance which uses Ma-Ti's own appearance as a starting point, with the Heroic Build, blue skin, and green hair coming from the powers of the other four rings.
- Ink-Suit Actor: In-Universe with being a Heroic Build, blue-skinned, green haired version of Ma-Ti.
- Meaningful Name: His Pungeon Master nature is referenced by his actual name of Legasea.
- Pungeon Master: It's literally in his actual name as a result of this.
- Race Lift: Same ethnicity as Ma-Ti for reasons detailed above and below. Subverted in the fact his iconic blue skin and green hair is completely intact despite that, so it's more his facial features that heavily resemble Ma-Ti's own.
- Reconstruction: Whereas another fanfic depicts Captain Planet as an Eldritch Abomination Kaiju capable of very easily destroying the Earth itself, this version of Captain Planet is depicted as the All Your Powers Combined representation of Ma-Ti, whose Heart ring gives Captain Planet a human physical form and mind in his own image, as well as the strengths of the other four rings to make him into a Heroic Build Flying Brick we all know him as from the show.
- Shout-Out: Had it not been for a physical form being created by the wearer of the Heart ring, he otherwise looks not too far off from Heroes for Earth's incarnation of Captain Planet; in primordial times he's even described as having this form, to the point it's actually a Plot Twist that he looks like the Reconstruction of his canon self in the first place.
- Spiritual Antithesis: He's a lot more on the idealistic side for depicting Captain Planet as more or less a Reconstruction of his original appearance as a Flying Brick and all, which is deliberately meant to contrast with his Eldritch Abomination depiction in another Captain Planet fic called Heroes for Earth.
- The Aloner: When he's met by the Mane Six, he ignores their attempts to befriend him and simply walks back into his frozen palace and goes back to sleep.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He wished for immortality at a young age due to the fact his species lives very short lived lives, and the fact Hyoga was so naive and idealistic that he wanted to do the impossible for his whole kind and be seen as a hero. He gets what he wished for, but as he witnesses his friends, family, and relatives die and him outliving every other person who has ever been kind to him, Hyoga's idealism gets hit with Took a Level in Cynic as despite being immortal, Hyoga lacks any kind of means of giving this ability to anyone else, or lacking the social skills required to communicate with other species who are much longer lived who can be friends with him, leading him to becoming a cynical loner.
- The Giant: He's tall enough to stare Discord standing upright in the eyes, and he's significantly bulky as well in comparison to Discord's Lean and Mean.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: While it's stated by Hyoga directly that overexposure to the Elements of Harmony is why he can No-Sell them, his choice of wording implies he honestly doesn't know whether or not that's actually the case at all.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: What best summarizes his appearance, considering he's a fictional species of cryptic animal that has minor traits of a chimera applied to how his overall appearance makes him look, but rather than make him look like a traditional chimera, his form's choices of features make him oddly streamlined in appearance despite the different animals used in his design's appearance.
- No-Sell: Having been struck with the Elements of Harmony to purify his sadness and grief for nearly hundreds of years, Hyoga eventually gained this ability to negate their effect on him due to how long and how many times he was exposed to them only to eventually return back to a grieving mess.
- Our Cryptids Are More Mysterious: He's some kind of weird creature of sorts in which he has three eyes, a dog-like head, rabbit ears, the body of a horse but instead of hooves having cat-like feet and claws, and having a very bushy tail akin to a fox. His sole identification is as a "Cryptid", considering his overall species is an enigma to Equestrians.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Wished for Immortality at a very young age, and now has lived eons at a time and now eternally regrets the decision due to having outlived all of his former friends and a vast majority of his descendants.
An individual human turned Worgen originally born in Stormwind as a civilian who grew up to become a hunter with his pet wolf named Loup, and eventually ends up bitten by a Worgen during a hunting expedition in Northrend. Transformed and rendered feral, he unwittingly kills Loup (who later returns as a ghost wolf) and Geif winding up in an hunter's trap in the middle of a forest in Grizzly Hills; having killed the trappers and caught himself trapped at the last moment, leaving him isolated for weeks as he slowly starves and becomes dehydrated. He's only saved by a Night Elf Druid who takes pity on him due to how pathetic of an individual he had become, and he regains his sanity due to her blessing she gives him in hopes he'll return to normal and consider proving himself useful in a time of crisis for the Alliance; a war is about to break out between the Alliance and Horde once more due to the Gilnean Worgens having a score to settle with Sylvannas, the new Warchief of he Horde, and Geif eventually travels back to the Eastern Kingdoms to figure out his place in the grand scheme of things, especially considering Geif's previous negative opinions on how pointless war between the Alliance and Horde ultimately became after so many years.
- Ambadassador: Joins the Ambassadors under Raiga's persuasion.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His chainmail armornote makes him rather easy to hear at times.
- Back from the Dead: As a ghost wolf for Loup, anyways.
- Badass Normal: Can manhandle a fully grown bear with his jaws and claws alone as a Worgen.
- Olympus Mons: His wolf Loup is tamed from Spirit Beast Karoma in-game, but it's Defied in the fact in the actual lore for Loup's ghost form it's just meant to be a generic ghost wolf for Loup's current appearance and nothing more, so Karoma is treated as an unrelated individual entirely.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Worgen.
- Running on All Fours: He prefers riding a horse any day regardless of which form he's in, but when he's in combat he'll often take this gait.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: His primary weapon of choice.