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This page covers the characters of the Vocaloid series COMMUNICATIONS.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.


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Case One

    Frances 

Frances Elsner

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Call me, call me, baby
Click here  to see her circa 1950
I can tell you this - oh!
Time is just a-ticking away - now, hey now!
For you, for you
Ignoring my demise
After dark and after I've
Called you for the forty-third time
It's driving me mad!

The mother of Henry and the Big Bad in Case One. After Henry's father ran away, she was the only one to take care of him, and having achromatopsia didn't make it any better. Becoming emotionally abusive, manipulative, and constantly reminding him that he would die one day, she tries to keep Henry with her, which ultimately fails in the end when he cuts her out of his life to marry Nancy.

Voiced by: VOCALOID4 DAINA
Communication: Rotary telephone
Song: ROTARY DIAL

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     Henry 

Henry Elsner

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My final words are on the page in black and white
I'm truly sorry, but things have changed
You're not the girl I used to know
It's killing me
And in the depths of my memories, your stories echo from the past,
because your fears caught up with you at last

The central character of Case One. Not allowed to leave the house except to go to school and being manipulated and abused, Henry suffered under Frances for years. Against his mother's wishes, he took solace in Nancy, a girl who fascinated him with her synesthesia. Many years later, Henry broke away from his mother to marry Nancy, but that was only the beginning of his problems...

Voiced by: VOCALOID4 DEX
Communication: Typewriter
Song: BLACK & WHITE

     Nancy 

Nancy Elsner (neé O'Connel)

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My heart cries out to you in desparation
Click here  to see GUMI as Nancy in the 2015 HOUSEWIFE RADIO
FM comes in different colors, I believe
In the sewing machine, I've lost myself
Memories inside my heart are there to grieve
Color-coded by the love he gave to me
Ah, his voice, it speaks to me through the radio
Pressing spotted fabric on an ironing board
Losing bobbins under tables, is it so?
Every day, it feels like seams are more than torn

Henry's wife, and the character that started it all. Her synesthesia, allowing her to see sounds as colors, fascinated a young Henry and drew them together. Hated by Frances, who tried to keep her and Henry apart, but to no avail. Many years later, he cut Frances out of his life and the two moved to Chicago to get married. However, due to Henry removing his mother from his life, Nancy started to get increasingly paranoid that the same would eventually happen to her...

Voiced by: VOCALOID3 Megpoid English (GUMI)
Communication: Radio
Song: HOUSEWIFE RADIO


Case Two

     Kennith 

Kennith Simmons

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And through the volume, I said we've seen enough alternate picture 
Click here  to see his original design (COLORBARS)
If it's too hard to tell
We'll wake up in a singular reality
The death of a nation
A toxic reaction
So scream and shout, make a whole lotta noise
Don't be afraid, let the night run out
Well, after all, it's a television show
A telecast promoting vertigo

The central character of Case Two and the other character that kickstarted the series. Kennith was isolated for most of his life, being harshly bullied for having a reserved attitude, presenting himself in a feminine way, and being gay when he came out in middle school. However, he eventually made friends with Stephanie in 9th grade, who remained a loyal friend of his for the rest of high school and taught him how to deal with the bullying, and with Greg, though he wasn't as close to Greg as he was Stephanie. At one point, he gets into an argument with Stephanie after she was Innocently Insensitive towards him, misinterpreting her concern for his self-destructive nature and accusing her of not truly caring about him, causing them to end their friendship. After a few days of letting the argument eat at him, he feels that the entire world is against him. He decides to take advantage of his knowledge of technology and hijacks a national broadcast. From there, he shows a program called COLORBARS, a set of colors and frequencies, hypnotizing the viewers and making them fall under his control...

Voiced by: VOCALOID4 Fukase English
Communication: Television
Song: BROADCAST ILLUSION


  • The Alcoholic: According to Word of God.
  • Art Evolution: Just look at his COLORBARS design and compare it to BROADCAST ILLUSION! His hair became a lot more pronounced and curlier, and his anatomy is drawn in a more realistic way.
  • Brainwashed: His broadcast is used to brainwash all viewers into feeling the same self-hatred he does, though virtually none of the viewers even remembered what happened once it was done and over with.
  • Camp Gay
  • Celibate Hero: Downplayed. He's very openly sexual, but is aromantic.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: He hijacked a national broadcast for about 24 hours. His broadcast showed visual and audial frequencies that put its viewers in a brainwashed state, which he used to tell all viewers that they were unloved and that nobody would care if they died.
  • Driven to Suicide: He commits suicide towards the end of his broadcast.
  • Freudian Excuse: He may have brainwashed an entire nation, but he was treated like garbage his entire life, and the only meaningful friendship he ever had ended abruptly on a sour note.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's good with technology and does repairs as both a minor job and hobby. He uses this knowledge to hijack a national broadcast.
  • Hermaphrodite: Kennith is intersex according to Word of God.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Has a very feminine appearance and dresses in a feminine manner.
  • Only Friend: Stephanie.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Self-Harm: He has issues with self-harm and substance abuse.
  • Transgender: Word of God states he’s genderfluid, but did not identify as such due to the term not existing in the 80s.
  • The Twink
  • Villain Protagonist: All things considered, while he's definitely portrayed as sympathetic, he still hijacked a national broadcast and brainwashed viewers all across the country into feeling the exact same self-loathing he felt.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Kennith wears short shorts!

     Stephanie 

Stephanie Glass

Stephanie is Kennith's Best Friend and is deaf due to losing her hearing throughout middle school and high school. She moved to Kennith's town and met him when she was in 8th grade, then she became friends with him when she noticed how lonely he was. Although it's hard for her to understand Kennith's issues, she wants to be there for him and help him, but this eventually leads to her being Innocently Insensitive towards him, which makes him misunderstand her concern for him and get into an argument with him about it. Afterwards, Kennith hijacks a TV station and starts up the COLORBARS broadcast. Due to being deaf, she is not hypnotized by the broadcast, and after Kennith puts himself in danger, she attempts to save his life.

Voiced by: VOCALOID3 Avanna
Communication: VHS/VCR
Songs: SIGN-OFF INTRUSION (scrapped)


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     Greg 

Greg Hoffman

A side character in Case Two and a casual acquaintance of Kennith's. He's a high school dropout who works at a run-down gas station Kennith frequents and lets him buy alcohol despite being underage. Since the gas station gets very few customers, he usually spends his shifts spacing out or reading books. He's careless and pretty calm, but tends to unintentionally come across as an apathetic type and usually only provides one-sided conversations. In spite of this, if one were to really talk to him, they'd find he has very deep thoughts. His dream is to live in a bus or camper of sorts to travel the country and write books.

Voiced by: N/A
Communication: Gas station receipts
Song: N/A


  • '80s Hair: Wears a mullet.
  • Erudite Stoner: He has deep thoughts, and Word of God has it that he'd be a good guy to smoke weed with.
  • The Stoic: He's a pretty chill guy, but he sometimes seems apathetic because of this.

Case Three

     Bri 

Bri Rodez

The central character of Case Three and Avery's long-distance partner. Bri is a scene kid with a bouncy, spunky, and "random" personality. They're also autistic and their special interest is photography. Having trouble getting along with their parents and fellow students at school, they turn to the internet for friends and spend most of their time online, including on a forum for photographers in Arizona, where they meet Avery after giving her advice. Not only are they talented with their photography, but they're also good at using photo manipulation programs, which quickly gains them a following on the forum. They post selfies on a regular basis on the forum and other social media, which are heavily edited because they have BDD; this sparks arguments (where much of their popularity comes from) over whether or not the selfies are actually edited because it's hard to spot, but Bri doesn't pay much mind to the negativity it attracts, even laughing it off most times. Eventually, Simon joins the forum and makes several posts about Bri, harassing them and their fans, and the positive response he gets convinces him to hack Bri, leak unedited screenshots of them, and dox them, prompting people to send them personal threats.

Voiced by: VOCALOID4 MAIKA
Communication: Photography
Song: IMAGE (scrapped)


  • Bi the Way: According to Word of God, they're attracted to girls and nonbinary people.
  • Break the Cutie: Bri's a lively kid with a lot of pluck and they pay no mind to their critics. Then Simon starts cyberbullying them by tirading them, leaking unedited pictures of them, and doxing them. The blow this delivers to their mental health almost leads to their death - see Hikikomori below.
  • Genki Girl: Well, technically Genki Enby, but they have feminine mannerisms and they're quite energetic.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Simon doxes them, they start getting personal threats sent to them, even through the mail. The shock from this causes them to cut off all contact - see Hikikomori below.
  • Hikikomori: Initially downplayed; they rarely leave the house except to go to school. Played straight when they ultimately cut off all human contact as a result of the trauma from being sent personal threats, and refuse to ever leave their room. This eventually leads to them nearly starving to death, before their parents force them out of their room and have them hospitalized.
  • Idiot Hair: Has a small one.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: They have severe BDD, hence why they heavily edit all photos of themself.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: With Avery.
  • Multicolored Hair: Their hair is mostly brown with blue and pink streaks.
  • Nice Guy: As “random” as they are, they're empathetic and very nice.
  • Teens Are Short: They're 15 and 5’2.
  • Transgender: They are agender.

     Avery 

Avery Martin

Bri's long-distance girlfriend. She joins a forum for photographers in Arizona in hopes of improving her skill with it. Even though she doesn't quite get the hang of it, she stays on the forum anyways, which leads her to meeting Bri and eventually dating them. Because of Bri's popularity on the forum, she gains quite a bit of attention herself. Having a kind disposition and being mature for her age, she's able to easily deal with any negative attention, usually being able to talk it out with bullies and convince them to mind their own business. However, when Simon starts harassing Bri and their fans, nothing she does seems to work on him. After Bri cuts off all contact, she agrees to meet up with him in real life about what happened, in the situation she'll have to alert authorities.

Voiced by: VOCALOID4 Ruby
Communication: Face-to-face conversation
Song: N/A


     Simon 

Simon Berkeley

The Big Bad of Case Three. Having grown up around a strictly conservative family and friends with offensive senses of humor, he believes that he and people like him are superior, that everyone has their place in society and nobody should step out of line, causing him to have a bigoted and pompous attitude. Because of his views, he also has a hobby of making fun of and harassing people online he considers "cringey", especially children and people in minorities (such as LGBT+ people, neurodivergent people, and people of color), and found the backlash he got gave him an ego boost. He eventually picked up a skill for hacking and uses his skills to find people's personal info, crack into their accounts and view into their webcams. After stumbling upon the forums Bri frequents, he begins to harass them and their fans, leaks unedited photos of them, and doxes them, which many of the forum's users revere him for.

Voiced by: VOCALOID3 YOHIOloid
Communication: Computer
Song: N/A


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The End

     Spoiler Character 

The Storyteller

A teenager who seemingly has no identity. COMMUNICATIONS is a story told by them. They created the characters one day for fun, but as they posted the characters online they began to amass a large fan following, and decided to make stories for the characters they created. However, the story had no specific plot - just Alternate Universes where things turned out differently each time. They made the plot for each AU as devastating as possible to get an audience reaction. Eventually, they ran out of ideas, and noticed the story didn't have an ending. So they decide the ending is the Storyteller themself - COMMUNICATIONS was just a mere story, and they made the ending as such to intentionally aggravate their fans.

Voiced by: V4 flower (Undecided)
Communication: Storytelling
Song: N/A


  • Bandage Mummy: Art on GHOST's Tumblr shows them to be completely covered in bandages.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Does not actually appear in person, but appears in ROTARY DIAL as the "narrator" of the caption segments and in BROADCAST ILLUSION as the TV's subtitles.
  • Trolling Creator: In-universe. They intentionally gave COMMUNICATIONS a badly written ending to piss off their fandom.
  • Walking Spoiler: Their name alone spoils the entire ending. Up until a certain point they weren't even referred to by name; both GHOST and the fandom referred to them as simply [spoilers].

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