Here are the characters from Citta Alveare. Characters are arranged alphabetically by first name.
Asuka Langley Shikinami
Rebuild of Evangelion
- If I continue to exist, I will cause pain and create happiness.
- Alpha Bitch: She reserves her wrath for the worst of losers.
- Anti-Hero: She's deeply flawed, but always manages to save the world.
- Broken Ace: An elite Eva pilot, a university graduate, the captain of the European Air Force, and has a lot of emotional trauma; all by the age of fourteen.
- But Not Too Foreign: 3/4 German, 1/4 Japanese, with American citizenship.
- Cruel to Be Kind: Showing her genuine care for people is difficult when she's used to people pushing her away.
- Declaration of Protection: She promises to protect Dave, no matter what.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Asuka is genuinely considerate of other people, especially those she cares about. She craves deeper bonds with others but has a hard time forming them due to her past and her fear of intimacy, resulting in asuka pushing those who get too close away by any means necessary instead.
- Narcissist: Except it's really a cover for all that self-loathing. She needs people to love her to make up for her abandonment issues and her extremely low self-esteem.
The Beauty Found in Oblivion
Exalted (Original Character)
- Exalted. You never know when some random jackass is going to win the phenomenal cosmic power lottery.
- Bad Powers, Good People: The only time Beauty used his mind-control powers was when he made city NPCs distribute his Desmond/Dieu fanfiction.
- Break the Cutie: Beauty goes through heartbreak, assault, abduction followed by torture, and public rejection throughout his stay in the Hive. And for what? Look at the baby face.
- Deal with the Devil: Soul sold to the Neverborn at the back!
- Evil Wears Black: Subverted. Beauty isn't particularly evil despite what people believe.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He might've bitten a few people, but he really doesn't mean it.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: I mean, when your name literally has Oblivion in it...
- Our Vampires Are Different: This vampire is a nerd.
- Overly Long Name: So long that the mun had to change his URL to make it shorter.
- Stepford Smiler: He never misses the opportunity to crack a joke and laugh about it. It's hard to tell that he often feels empty and sad.
Bunji Bunnie Waterfield
Pokémon (Original Character)
- "Feelings are scary, sometimes but it's just how things are. That's where friends come in—to help you when those feelings get to be too much."
- Action Girl: Like most females in the Hive, Bunji is pretty well known for her propensity to go toe-to-toe with someone if need be.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Bunji is very nice, but when she's angry, she becomes dogged to the point of obsession to get revenge or justice and has a tendency to do her fair share of property damage.
- Born as an Adult: When she was created, she had a completely developed body comparable to that of someone in their late teens...
- Boxing Battler: Her primary form of combat is hand-to-hand with an emphasis on a boxer's style of attacking.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: Most of the time, she can't bring herself to lie to people she considers friends or family. Even if she's bending the truth a little, she ends up feeling incredibly guilty.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Even when things seem overwhelmingly hopeless, she will try to jump in and save the day. It's gotten her hurt and worse.
- Cuddle Bug: If she sees you, knows you, and likes you, you can expect a hug within 10 seconds or less.
- Dead to Begin With: Funnily enough, Bunji's canon point upon entering the Hive is after her death in her own timeline.
- Desperately Craves Affection: Though she doesn't show it all that much, Bunji really wants to be loved by people, if only so she knows they won't abandon her in the end.
- Etiquette Nazi: She's very big on manners and is quick to chide someone if they use profanity (especially if there are younger individuals present).
- Fatal Flaw: Despite everything she's learned by living in the Hive, Bunji is still very trusting of others to a fault. Even though she gets a sense someone can do wrong, she's still willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.
- Girly Bruiser: She's completely in love with all things feminine. She can also punch through a cement wall.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human, half-Lopunny, one whole adorable.
- Hates Being Alone: She tends to get extremely depressed when left to her own devices for too long, hence why she ended up getting a dog.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Most of her friends are actually considered villains in their own canons. The biggest example is the fact that the Nightmare Knight is one of the few people she nearly considers family.
- Humans Are Bastards: During some of her more bitter moments (and especially during the events that led up to Counterinsurgency), she's felt anger towards humans for the way some of them have treated non-humans, herself included.
- In a Single Bound: Her Bounce skill lets her jump pretty damn high, though not enough to get over a skyscraper. At least, not on one go.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Unfortunately, experiencing the world for what it truly can be has started to tinge her world view just a bit.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Upon being fused into her present form, she lost all the memories of her human side's and Pokemon side's past and didn't regain them until she revived for the first time.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Even when the situation is incredibly dangerous, she will rush headlong into it, often without thinking too far ahead.
- Nice Girl: Bunji is known by most who know her as one of the most genuinely kind, caring, and thoughtful individuals in the whole city.
- Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: If you challenge her, she will meet you head on, asskicking apparent or not.
- Picky Eater: She refuses to go anywhere near meat, meat byproducts, or alcohol. She's tried the first two and it didn't end well.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Her hair style goes from a medium-length bob-ish style to full-on pigtails that come nearly down to her thighs in her Mega form.
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: Ironically enough, directly before coming to the Hive was the ultimate example of this, since she used Healing Wish to revive her dead trainer/mother.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Played with. Given that her ability to Mega Evolve comes from the power of a Nightmare Stone given to her by the Nightmare Knight, her evolution is tinged with shadow magic. It doesn't make her evil so much as it removes a lot of her inhibitions. She does, however, get quite a bit more strong than normal.
- Super Strength: Can easily bench a car no problem.
- Trauma Button: If it has anything to do with guns, it will likely send her into Heroic BSoD territory.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Bunji has a deep-seeded fear of Gamma because it's the first place she died in the Hive under a hail of gunfire during Motherlode.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Had this point of view when she first entered the Hive because of her sheltered life prior to coming there.
- "Blood for blood."
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: Despite being hospitable and far kinder, there remain shades of the antagonist she used to be.
- Villain Team-Up: During one of the many wars within the city, her and Bernkenstal tag-teamed against Pokey.
- how much longer til his hot moms awake
Virtue's Last Reward
- "The one and only."
A Jerk with a Heart of Jerk that has struggled to make it in the city without the cult that raised him.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Almost anything and everything sets him off, and boy does he hold grudges...
- Odd Friendship: With The Warden. Strange as it is, these two are quite close - mostly due to their similar fashion choice. Never mind one being the warden of a jail and the other being a person who really should be in jail.
- The Fundamentalist: As a result of being created and raised by a cult. He's getting better at it the longer he's in the city, however.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Dio had friendships with many characters from his own media, including Sigma and K. They starting getting mentioned less and less, and now are not referenced at all. They have virtually disappeared from Dio's life, despite one of them still being in the city.
- You Can't Go Home Again: With how long he's been in the city, he's only just starting to feel this. It's not sitting well.
A bubbly little girl who loves talking and making friends. For all her cheerfulness, she's got a darker past than one would expect—though her missing left arm is one indication.
- An Arm and a Leg: Just an arm. A doctor at the orphanage she used to live at cut it off.
- Healing Factor: Her only ability. Was reduced to half-speed regeneration when she first arrived, but she has gained full regeneration back.
- Orphanage of Fear: The orphanage she lived in before coming to Hive City, that is. The doctors even cut off children's arms!
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Goofy and weird, but the absolute best in his field.
- Iconic Item: The alien print tie.
- Oral Fixation: It's half the reason he always carries sunflower seeds. The only half is to ward off vampires.
- Men Don't Cry: Averted, as he cries ten times a day.
Goultard the Barbarian
- "Ah, you know, death is overrated."
A member of a race known for its muscle but not brains, Goultard is a surprisingly wise man with a sunny disposition, an aura of 'I could break you in half', and some surprisingly dark secrets.
- Barbarian Hero: It's in the title for a reason.
- Book Dumb: He may be one of the smartest members of his race, but he IS still Iop...
- Dark and Troubled Past: There's some surprisingly horrible things that he's done that he would really rather not talk about.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Constantly barefoot, even in sectors where this would be inadvisable.
- Horrifying the Horror: The one being who can get Rubilax to shut up with his mere presence.
- Master Swordsman: Even if all he's got is a plastic chain and wooden sword, he still has the skills to make them hurt.
- The Mentor: Still acting as Tristepin's master even if he 'has nothing more to teach'.
- Physical God: Even if Tristepin is the true Iop god he's still holding onto those god powers in the meantime.
- Really 700 Years Old: Actually, he's over a thousand.
- Weapon of Choice: A broken sword with a chain that can change length.
- "Looks like I'm gonna have to clean up around here."
A laid-back young man who goes by the title of Kamen Rider Wizard. Despite his friendly, approachable nature, he hides a great deal of pain within.
- Character Tic: Still does his trademark sigh. "Phee..."
- Dark and Troubled Past: Let's count them down: Lost his parents when he was a child, critically injured his best friend as he was starting to cope, forced to go through a destructive ritual in which he was the only survivor, and lost his best friend by the end of his home series. It's not like Hive City's given him much time to cope, either.
- Determinator: While Hive City tries its best to break him, he's still standing.
- Failure Knight: Carries a great deal of guilt over any civilian casualties in the Hive, particularly during Darius and Nightmare Knight's invasion.
- Hope Bringer: Trying to be this to the people in the Hive. If you ask Vergil or Fuuka, he seems to be doing a pretty good job.
- Ringof Power: The source of his magic, also known as the Wizard Rings.
- Running Gag: He never could finish those donuts...
- Trademark Favorite Food: He seems to prefer plain sugar donuts.
Super Dangan Ronpa 2
One of the sixteen students of Hope's Peak academy who was previously trapped in a loop of School Life of Mutual Killing imposed by Monokuma, but was captured and taken to Hive City before she met an ugly fate. By now a veteran citizen of almost two years, she currently works at the Hive City Radio and leads a fairly happy life within the city's walls.
- Anime Hair: The flashy mix of multiple colors and a pair of hair "horns" is still attracting plenty of attention in the city after a long time.
- Born Lucky: One might wonder how she managed not to score any deaths yet despite being powerless and surrounding herself with less than favorable people. Which becomes somewhat moot when you know she died in her canon.
- Character Development: It's not noticeable for those who haven't known her for long, but she matured quite a bit since her arrival. At first all she wanted was to have loads of fun and kiss every person she met, and used to be more hot headed. Now that she's settled down and busy with adult responsibilities, she keeps her circle of friends closer and is focusing her romantic affections only on one person, although she can still be a flirt for playful purposes... and she hasn't lost her NoIndoorVoice.
- Hidden Depths: Has a firm grasp on group dynamics and the concept of unity, plus she can offer valid advice and meaningful help to anyone who seeks it. Also important to note that her recent apathy about Hive City's future stems from the fact she intends to live fully each day as if it's the last. That still doesn't prevent her from worrying about certain events or getting emotionally challenged, especially when her closest friends are involved.
- Horned Hairdo: Her trademark hairstyle. The fact some people in the city mistook her horns for animal ears has become a Running Gag by now.
- Horrible Judge of Character: There's a considerable group of questionable characters that she ended up getting along with, and she sometimes still hangs out with them. Kumagawa, Gin Ichimaru, Dio, Nightmare Knight, and NANAYA are the most egregious examples. Noisemaster is one of her housemates, and they currently share a fairly deep bond despite her knowing he's not a good guy. Her open mind and desire to befriend anyone clashes with a few morality points, but as things stand now she's little caring about those details.
- Nice Girl: Don't get tricked by her wild appearance. She may as well be one of the nicest people around, and if not 100% good she's definitely the most friendly.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Whenever she stops speaking in third person, you're either in for a heartwarming scene or the worst of tearjerkers.
- Shipper on Deck: Has played matchmaker a number of times, is fond of gossiping, and even helped Meulin build up a shipping wall from scratch.
- The Rockstar: Ultimate Musician. And it's an official title.
- Third-Person Person: Instead of saying "I" or "me", she says "Ibuki". It's averted during serious and dramatic situations or when she's genuinely sad, in which she mostly uses first person pronouns, but sometimes she does it to emphasize her friendship with a person and show how much she cares about them.
The owner of a theater (and the tyrannical Black Emperor, conquerer of Movieland), Jet Black has an affinity for classic movies, movie tropes, and samurai flicks. Though this isn't quite his element, he's starting to settle in nicely within Hive City, and runs another version of his theater in Sector 1.
- Genre Savvy: Constantly making intelligent remarks about the events that are going on, especially when it comes to situations that are similar to movie plots/devices.
- Light Is Not Good: Subverted in Hive City. Though originally his transformation into Dark Hero mode meant a seriously evil ass-kicking was going to commence, here it means that he is genuinely feeling heroic.
- Noble Demon: Invoked. The Black Emperor is smart enough to recognize that being a lawful evil type will get him in less hot water with the heroes.
- Parental Substitute: He's a father whose kids aren't in the city. Naturally Jet's going to become a surrogate dad.
- Ronin: Without the guidance of the Evil King, Jet/The Emperor is technically a samurai without a 'lord'.
- Tranquil Fury: Someone blew up his theater? The normally talkactive Jet gets very, very quiet. And very, very angry.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Despite his disdain for Kotoura, the Black Emperor has declared he has no intentions of hurting her unless she actively takes a stance against him.
A former member of the Shadow Operatives Auxiliary Team, finding himself in Hive City trying to get by. If only he knew what was in store for him...
- Adorably Precocious Child: Generally keeps this personality with him due to being carried over after the events of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
- Blade on a Stick: Ken's signature weapon is almost always on Ken's hands. Was originally replaced with a wooden spear when he first arrived, but eventually got it back.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Ken wishes to lead a normal life in Hive City, but that is probably never going to happen any time soon.
- Just Friends: When Lucas denied Ken's feelings, much to his dismay.
- Younger Than They Look: Just like in Ultimax, the kid is 13, but he looks like he should be at least 15.
A sweet little kid creature who's found himself stranded in Hive City. He may look and act cute, but he can be quite profound... and dangerous to boot!
- Big Eater: He'll happily swallow a lollipop whole without any discomfort at all... much to the discomfort of everyone else around him.
- Catch Phrase: "Poyo!"
- Cheerful Child: Able to cheer up all sorts of people just by being himself.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Laments this lightly at one point, but he'll spring into action to offer his aid anytime someone asks.
- Good Is Not Soft: He may be cute and kind, but Kirby's killed plenty of eldritch abominations in his time and he'll do it again if he has to.
- Goo Goo Godlike: Very young for his species, but already he holds incredible power.
- Power Copying: Taken away from him for now, but once he ranks up, he'll be able to do this.
- Video Game Flight: Limited to three times a day for now, but he flies by taking in a breath and flapping his arms.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Capable of making some surprisingly deep observations.
Leo (Léonardo Guerra)
The main character from Pokémon Colosseum, taken to Hive City just after he blew up Snagem's base. A memeing sinner.
- Berserk Button: Don't touch his Pokémon. Or for that matter the friends he's managed to make while here.
- Demolitions Expert: Has a knack for creating explosives and using them to good effect.
- Friendless Background: Leo isn't used to having friends.
The Nightmare Knight was once the Big Bad of Dreamside, but apart from a handful of isolated destructive incidents, he doesn't appear to be particularly interested in conquering Hive City.
- Harmless Villain: He might look and act scary, but most of the Nightmare Knight's villainy is a show. He's actually a pretty nice guy.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: If you ask him to get serious, he will oblige you.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Nightmare Knight's hobbies include baking, shopping, and needlepoint.
- Team Dad: The Nightmare Knight has taken to looking after several of the Hive's younger residents to varying degrees, mostly notably Blake Belladonna.
- Your Size May Vary: The Nightmare Knight is 40 feet tall... but can still fit inside most buildings. However, no one's allowed to live in his house with him, since everything in it is comically oversized.
One of the Nightmare Knight's seven Disaster Masters, Noisemaster is a tiny technicolor DJ with a dual personality.
- Disintegrator Ray: The Noise Blaster Cannon, Noise's pride and joy, can level a city block in a single shot. Too bad the city block can rebuild itself.
- Doomed by Canon: All of the Disaster Masters are destined to be defeated by a Legendary Hero every 5,000 years or so, a fate which Noise can't seem to escape in Citta, either.
- Glass Cannon: Noise is a one-hit wonder. If he doesn't take out his opponent on his first try, he's practically done for.
- Mood-Swinger: This tends to happen when you pretend to be upbeat and friendly on the outside but secretly hate everyone on the inside.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Noise is the bright, annoying counterpart to Mute's quiet simplicity.
A technician sent from Gem Homeworld, she ended up in Citta some time after crash landing on Earth. She hasn't exactly adjusted well.
- Ambiguous Robots: Her free-floating fingers, the capacity to use them as a touchpad and an arm-cannon, as well as her ability to separate body parts with no apparent harm has left many citizens thinking she's either a robot or cyborg.
- Arm Cannon: She could shape the fingers of her right arm into a fairly powerful blaster, were it not for Citta removing her abilities. This hasn't stopped her from bluffing.
- Ax-Crazy: Her first few weeks in the city ended with several attempted muggings and her receiving a shotgun wound to the leg. She's just as murderous towards the Crystal Gems as ever.
- Berserk Button: Do not bring up the Crystal Gems around her. It's just as wise to refer to her as being a crystal.
- Bewarethe Silly Ones: Alongside her canon appearances showing her as being unfazed by her involvement with the Cluster, Peridot is just as cold as she ever has been. Were it not for her lack of abilities, she'd have likely tried killing someone early on.
- Butt-Monkey: Peridot's luck is hilariously poor, and everything she does seems to take great pleasure in being as aggravating as possible even before the Crystal Gems are involved.
- The Comically Serious: She still struggles to grasp the concept of human naming and has been very critical of human technology and food, to the point of paranoia.
- Instant Flight: Just Add Spinning!: Can use her fingers like helicopter rotors.
- Jerkass: She's childish, apathetic towards others, and has a habit of taunting her enemies with wacky faces and degrading insults such as "clod" or "infestation".
Riful of the West
Former Number 1 of the Claymore order who Awakened and became the Abyssal One of the West. She views herself as an empress and doesn't take well to the city.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Though she'll never admit it, Riful is half-human, half-yoma. She happens to hate both of those groups equally.
- Harmless Villain: Despite her threats, she hasn't done anything dangerous since she entered the city.
- Manipulative Bastard: Teamed up with a injured Samejima so that she could convince him to be a meat shield for her.
- Not Growing Up Sucks: She's often mistaken for a real child.
- Odd Friendship: With Kou, given Kou is the type of person she normally likes to prey upon.
The Touhou Project
- Half-Human Hybrid: A half-human, half-youkai. Bringing up the topic suddenly makes him slightly uncomfortable.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: As intelligent as Rinnosuke is, a lot of his understanding for objects, or even events, have the tendency to become a bit... far-fetched.
- Namedar: His ability to know the name and use of any item. Unfortunately, this doesn't tell him how to use it...
- Non-Action Guy: To a fault. He's one of the least provocative characters within the community. Particularly amusing when his Guardian challenge forced him to challenge another Touhou character to a battle. The first person he finds? Yukari Yakumo.
Rosaline Freira Cervantes
Pokémon (Original Character)
- Cool Big Sis: Since she has a lot more experience with a lot more things, she typically offers advice and reason to friends she's close with, most notably Bunji.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears one over her left eye, but hasn't disclosed what happened to it.
- Mama Bear: If she finds out one of her friends or someone else close to her has been injured, the end result is not pretty.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Being a Dragon-type, she actually has two rows of teeth. All of them are just as sharp as you'd expect.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Most people know her only as Rosa. Those who know her full name are few and far between.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Namely because they look mostly human, save for a tail, some fangs, and a scary-looking peeper.
- Poisonous Person: Her Poison Jab ability.
- Sour Supporter: Though more often than not, she would rather leave well enough alone and be left alone herself, she'll lend a hand to her more perky friends when need be.
- Super Strength: Most people would assume her to be strong due to her appearance, but few really want to see just how strong she can get.
- Will They or Won't They?: Played this game with Simon Blackquill for the longest time, but finally ended up getting together with him after a long buildup.
Final Fantasy VII
Does he really need an introduction? The Big Bad of his series, Sephiroth finds himself displaced like many within the city, and, like them, is not too pleased.
An android pulled from a war-torn city. Chipper, sociable, slightly unsettling. Communicates using a cell phone.
- Cute Machines: Has an endearingly childlike manner and becomes easily excited. Has won over a few characters with this.
- Cute Mute: Lacks the ability to talk, using a phone to text.
- Duality Motif: Between the two different eye colors and black-and-white geometric patterns on the body.
- Light Is Not Good: Heavy angelic motifs, light, breezy clothing, and an overall ethereal theme to them. See Ambiguous Innocence entry.
- No Biological Sex: Or set gender. Seraphim uses they/them pronouns.
A licensed assassin turned secret agent from the year 2074, Shalem takes his time in the city rather lax for the most part. Yet in a city where people don't stay dead when you kill them, how long can an assassin keep it together when his purpose in life has become moot?
- Code Name: Shalem 11 is not actually his real name. His real name is Raymond Malik.
- Consummate Professional: Being a highly respected assassin in the corporate world, Shalem is heavily dedicated to maintaining his professional image.
- Cyborg: His left-eye has been augmented with optic enhancements.
- Insistent Terminology: He's a LICENSED Assassin, not some mere murderer.
- Professional Killer: A profession that fails to translate well in a city where no one stays dead.
- Rugged Scar: Subverted. Shalem may have a scar under his left eye, but he claims it was actually just a surgery scar for his cybernetic implant.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Only seen wearing a suit. Woe befall anyone who messes it up.
A cruel, vicious monster who slaughtered innumerable people, mostly young women, during the night, until eventually he was killed himself.
Not that he ever had a choice. SHIKI was doomed from the day he was born: his thick and unstable demonic blood meant an inexorable descent into madness, which was only quickened when a thousand-year-old bodyhopping vampire forced it's way into his mind. Despite his inevitable fate, SHIKI was a happy child, who spent every day playing with his siblings - one blood, the other two adopted - r right up until the day it finally happened, and he 'Inverted' (when a demon-hybrid's animal and demonic instincts overtake their humanity) and killed his brother (it didn't quite stick). Instead of being killed, as he was supposed to have been, SHIKI was locked up in the basement of his family's mansion in hopes that one day, he'd recover. And, nine years later, he did! When he died and came back as a ghost. The scientists pulled him from his world several months after his death and gave him a new, flesh and blood body, which he is concerned about, as it means running the risk of another Inversion.
- Amusing Injuries: His ability to survive any injury that leaves his brain intact makes for a lot of violent humor at times.
- Blood Magic: He can control and harden his own shed blood.
- Disease Bleach: His hair used to be black, but malnourishment, illness, and temporary vampirism have bleached it white, as well as turning his eyes red and rendering him dangerously underweight.
- Healing Factor: It only works if he eats human flesh though, which he's pretty dead set against. He can't use it right now, though, so it's a moot point.
- Hot-Blooded: SHIKI's an angry young lad.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He used to think that being a demon was awesome, and that he could use his powers for good. Now? Not so much. He'd do anything to be a normal human with a normal life.
- Manchild: To be fair to SHIKI, he's been locked in a tiny cell since he was ten. He's hardly had much chance to grow up.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Technically, his name is Shiki, but it's spelled in all-capitals to differentiate him from his brother, who has the same name, just spelled with different kanji.
- Uneven Hybrid: Part-Oni, but how much is unclear, because not only has it been centuries since he had any actual Oni in his ancestry, mild inbreeding has muddied the waters.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: And, to be fair, he's back the way he used to be after his death restored his sanity, but he's in constant danger of Inverting again.
The Visionary of Bionis and Heir to the Monado, Shulk is a kind-hearted young man from an alternate universe. As the heir to the Monado, he also carries the weight of both his world and the one opposite it; Bionis and Mechonis, respectively. He is a methodical thinker who can be trusted to use his Visions to safely direct you to avoid the brunt of an attack. The Scientists pulled him away right before he finished what he intended to back in his own universe, leaving him to continually worry for the fates of Bionis and Mechonis, even if he doesn't reveal it.
- Adorkable: Shulk is a reclusive engineer who, until the Mechon attack on Colony Nine, spent a majority of his time in his laboratory. When he finally speaks up, however, it's shown that this red-clad boy has a heart of gold. However, the cheerful remarks he once made when a battle was going well will now haunt him wherever he goes...
- Back from the Dead: Though this is redundant due to the regeneration ability in the city, Shulk has previously died twice. First as a child, for Zanza to revive and use him as a vessel, and the other by a brutal execution by Dickson. He was only brought back through Meyneth's intervention.
- Badass Bookworm: Though he's a reclusive geek, that won't stop Shulk facing up to enemies multiple times his size. This even applies to the start of his adventure, when he fought enemies at least twice his size while still adjusting to the Monado's power.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Despite the gentle smile and calm demeanour he shows, Shulk will battle as long as he can force himself to stand, all just to protect those that he holds dear. Admirable, but rather stupid.
- Combat Clairvoyance: The main draw to Shulk's character, he is able to experience predictions of the future in short bursts, called Visions. This is used in combat to warn enemies of incoming attacks that would disable them in the future, or entirely kill them off if not subverted. This is also used in the main storyline of Xenoblade, having him experience Visions of a future event that he will then work tirelessly to prevent happening.
- The Engineer: Rather a big point to Shulk, he is known to be Colony Nine's resident tinkerer. Even in the Hive, he has opened another workshop to continue this hobby and to be more useful to others. He even accepts working on weaponry of other worlds.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: The Monado. Possibly the most pointlessly oversized blade since the Buster Sword, but Shulk hasn't ruled out the possibility of using other weapon types.
- I'll Kill You!: Oh, yes; if you tip Shulk over the edge, you will certainly know about it. Often one with some bravehearted remark to yell before he begins to hack and slash, he shows no remorse to those who don't deserve it. Most people actually find this rather out-of-place for such a gentle character.
- Screw Destiny: This man literally sees fate and changes it.
- Unstoppable Rage: Also tying into the I'll Kill You trope, Shulk's personality turned a full 180 upon seeing Metal Face for the second time. Though he has begun to slip back into his old habits, he still finds it hard to forgive those that have done wrong.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Shulk is afraid of caterpillars, which stemmed from a prank by Reyn that involved several of them being put into his sock drawer.
- Worthy Opponent: With the ability to change the future and a literal God's sword, several people (including Xord and Egil) consider Shulk to be a challenge to fight. He hasn't yet fought anyone in the Hive, however, due to fear that he would disturb the other citizens along with reverting to his bloodthirsty state.
Terezi Pyrope is part of a species of aliens (Trolls) that inhabit the planet Alternia. After going blind, Terezi learned the ability to taste and smell colors with the guidance of her dragon custodian. She and eleven of her other Alternian friends participated in an immersive videogame that resulted in the creation of Earth. While Terezi never reached the in-game God Tier, the highest level in the game, she's just as in-tune with her aspect as any God Tier player.
- Action Girl: Being part of the Shingeki no Citta Military Police, the X-men, and the Jaegers, Terezi is a crime-fighting machine.
- Amicable Exes: With Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu. In fact, they are currently in a platonic relationship (Moirallegiance).
- Animal Motifs: Terezi's thing is clearly dragons.
- Badass Normal: Terezi may not have psychic or God Tier powers, but she still kicks ass.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: Eats chalk. Also seems to like licking other cittazens.
- Black Comedy: Terezi may be a prime crime investigator, but that doesn't mean she can't crack jokes about death while she's being one. In fact, she doesn't even need to be investigating to enjoy some dark humor.
- Blind Seer: She may not be able to see physically, but with her Mind powers, Terezi can see possible outcomes given branches of choice.
- Boisterous Bruiser: The capital letter quirk translates to yelling all the time.
- Cane Fu: Her weapon of choice is a cane, and she's clearly good at it.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: While seemingly self-loving, Terezi actually finds it difficult to do so.
- Letters 2 Numbers: A to 4, I to 1 and E to 3.
- No Indoor Voice: The capital letter quirk translates to yelling all the time.
- The Nose Knows: She can smell colors well enough to be able to see through her nose.
- Personality Powers: Terezi is so great at manipulating people that it infuriates Vriska Serket, the girl with mind-control powers.
- Sense Freak: She enjoys giving people nicknames based on what food they smell like.
- Super Senses: With her ability to smell and taste colors.
- You Taste Delicious: She really has a thing for licking people.
Fire Emblem Archanea
A Manakete from the continent of Archanea who fought with Prince Marth during both the War of Shadows and the War of Hereos. At 1700 years old, Xane is fairly young for a dragon of the Divine tribe, but he's been through a lot over the centuries. Nonetheless, Xane acts the part of a cheerful trickster who loves nothing more than fooling yet another gullible fool with his shapeshifting abilities.
- The Fog of Ages: It can be very hard indeed to remember things that happened centuries ago, and Xane in particular remembers little of his past.
- Noble Bigot: None too fond of humans, but he'll still do what's right in the end.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Xane is a Manakete, dragons who have been forced to take human-like forms. Not only that, but he threw away his Dragonstone long ago, so he can never transform back. He's barely even a dragon, at this point.
- Really 700 Years Old: 1700, rather, but he looks for all the world like a teenager.
- Stepford Smiler: Xane acts like a lively prankster, and while he does enjoy his antics, it's just as much an false face to hide his true, bitter and cynical self.
- The Trickster: Enjoys nothing more than fooling others.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Xane can take the form of anyone he can either see or remember particularly well. Given his penchant for pranks, he gets a lot of use out of this ability.
Tales of Symphonia
- Crusading Widower: Zig-zagged in Citta. Though his wife was killed and lead him to take the course of action he did in his own world, he's gotten her back on two occasions during his tenure in the city, leading him to not only a few different courses, but a couple instances of Mood Whiplash.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He's a half-elf, though most can't tell just by looking at him. It caused him a lot of grief back home when he still dealt with the world at large, but it stopped mattering as much when he entered the Hive. Until the Human vs. Non-Human war/Counterinsurgency happened, anyway.
- Jerkass: He isn't one for holding his tongue under any means and usually doesn't care if he goes around hurting feelings.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Due to the events that happened to him back home, Yuan is usually embittered to the point of sidelining himself, but when push comes to shove, he'll do what needs to be done to set things right.
- Really 700 Years Old: Is actually over 4,000, but looks damn good for his age. It continues to be a point of faltering for most if and when he ever reveals the fact to people.
- Shock and Awe: Is an electromancer, though thankfully for the people who annoy him (read: most), his powers haven't entirely been unlocked yet.