Characters found in ContraPoints.
A pink haired radical feminist who spends more time attacking trans women and people with kinks than she does tackling women's issues. She's published several books, including the critically acclaimed You Can Come For Free At Home: The Case Against Prostitution; The Trans Menace: Lesbian Genocide and the Rape of Feminism; and her recent doctoral thesis, titled "Sacred Passage: The Divine Femininity in Flux and Flow".
- Berserk Button: Calling her a TERF (trans exclusionary radical feminist), which she thinks of as a slur.
- Bondage Is Bad: The focus of the video "Is Bondage Feminist?", is that she has the belief that bondage is inherently sexist and glorified torture... not that she doesn't fantasize about it.
- Black Eyes of Evil: A pretty scary pair during the DOST THOU BLEED scene.
- Breakout Character: She is up there with Tabby as being the most frequent character in the Contra-verse.
- Catchphrase: "Ew."
- Covert Pervert: She seems to have some pretty extreme kinks that she almost comes to terms with partway through her first video while arguing how BDSM is torture and rape. Almost.
- Emo Teen: Was shown wearing an all-black outfit, while "Bring Me to Life" played when asked how she dressed at 14.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even she knows that Fritz is bad news.
- Jerkass: She compares trans women to monsters for being taller than cis women, calls trans women's vaginas through bottom surgery "fuckholes", and is always conceited and insulting. Eventually, she gets called out on how she's just too much of an asshole to have a productive conversation with.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: In "The Aesthetic", it is revealed that she has a PhD, and that her doctoral thesis was 'Sacred Passage: The Divine Femininity in Flux and Flow'.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Abigail Cockbane. Quite fitting for a Straw Feminist.
- No Periods, Period: A rather bizarre and exaggerated version, as she tries to prove that Tiffany isn't a true woman since she never experienced periods. She is, after all, a TERF.
- No True Scotsman: As a TERF, she believes that no trans woman counts as an actual woman.
- Parental Issues: Hinted at in "Degeneracy". Contra asks her if her mom is okay, suspecting that this is the source of her anger against trans people.
- Soapbox Sadie: Wears a beret and carries around heavy feminist texts.
- Straw Feminist: While several characters share feminist views, Abigail is the most radical. Also a TERF.
- Voice of the Legion: She gets one when she tries to mock Tiffany for not, eh, performing rituals of blood, complete with Black Eyes of Evil and Ominous Pipe Organ."DOST THOU BLEED?"
Introduced in "What is Gender?", The Doctor usually shows up to explain complex concepts from a scientific standpoint. Usually.
- Author Avatar: For their first two appearances, What is Gender? and What is Race? they are basically a stand in for Natalie. Later appearances have them as a completely different character separate to Natalie.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The Doctor is a rather eccentric figure with an anime wig and obssession with Pepsi, but she comes out as very competent.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Wears a pair of goggles which doesn't seems to have any use except making them look like a Mad Scientist.
- Mad Scientist: In "Gender Dysphoria", they try to fix Contra's transsexuality by "turning her into a man". They attempt this by showing her a disturbing instructional video on "xenomorphic gender parasitosis" and then forcing her to inhale testosterone gas and watch videos of The Golden One until she passes out.
- Mx Exposition: The Doctor's main role is usually to provide exposition.
- No Name Given: In contrast to many other Natalie's characters, the Doctor isn't called by any other name that, well, the Doctor.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Knows about subjects ranging from Anthropology to climate change, and seems to be an expert on all of them.
- Only Sane Man: The Doctor has no patience for Foppington's pseudoscientific approach to race.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Their appearance in "Gender Dysphoria", as a transphobic doctor trying to force Contra to become a man, completely contradicts their appearances in other videos. Then again, the whole video is a David Lynch style nightmare narrative, so it might all be in Contra's mind.
- Trademark Favorite Drink: Pepsi.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The Doctor has purple hair.
An 18th century dandy first appearing in What is Race? Foppington embodies the historic roots of many of the prejudices that exist today, including race and degeneracy. Identifies as a Lord Foppington in her first two videos before transitioning over to Lady Foppington in Jordan Peterson.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: While we don't see her perform any evil acts, she is deeply racist and holds many backwards views.
- Beauty Mark: Has one on her right cheek.
- Blue Blood: Discussed in Degeneracy.
- Catchphrase: "'Tis evident..."
- "It must needs be remarked..."
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Is up there with Jackie in just how clueless she is.
- Companion Cube: Foppington has a weird fascination with human skulls and is rarely seen without a skull in her hands.
- Cool Mask: As the lobster queen.
- The Dandy: Is as of yet, the most vain and fashion-focused character in the Contraverse.
- Decoy Protagonist: An early Twitter post and the beginning of the video made her out to be the focus of "What is Race?". Foppington is then chased out by The Doctor, who takes over.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Despite her confidence in her understanding of race, her science knowledge is somewhat... outdated.
- Large Ham: Extremely camp in both personality and mannerisms.
- Meaningful Name: She is most definitely a fop.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: It happens in the latter part of What is Race?.
- Phrase Catcher: Get Out!, from Contra, the Doctor (delivered with increasingly lurid threats), and the staff at the local Dairy Queen.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Besides the obvious pseudo-scientific racism with phrenology, Foppington also tries to get The Doctor to dress up in Blackface.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Like Freya, Natalie's transition in real life has lead to Foppington's transition in the video.
- Sissy Villain: Dresses incredibly well, has rather delicate gestures and scares easily.
- Shout-Out: Makes a pun in reference to Falco in "Jordan Peterson"."Clock me, Amadeus!"
- Skeleton Motif: She has a thing about skulls. It's a lighter example than most of this, as it has more to do with her belief in phrenology over any association with death.
- Upper-Class Twit: Speaks in posh Received Pronunciation, appears to be a member of the aristocracy, and is utterly clueless.
- Wicked Cultured: She at least pretends that she is.
A transgender Nazi and overall troll. Despite being blatantly a Nazi, Freya is incredibly effective at promoting Nazi ideas to the masses.
- Boomerang Bigot: Freya used to be a Camp Gay Nazi. In traditionally heteronormative far-right communities that condemn homosexuality for being "degenerate", such combination isn't very welcomed, to say the least. In later episodes, she comes out as transgender (following Contra's lead), which isn't very conforming to far-right standards either.
- Contra has commented in the podcast "Polite Conversations" on how a person like Freya, if she were to exist in reality, would be stabbed in the back by the Nazis as soon as they rise to power.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the opening to "The Left", she holds a speech about the USA being in great danger of refugees and migrants invading the country, stealing and raping, while doing hand gestures reminiscent of Donald Trump. If that's not enough, she concludes her speech by holding up two fists and saying "Make America great again. Hail victory," while staring ominously at the camera.
- The crowd cheers.
- Even more blatantly, toward the end of "Decrypting the Alt-Right: How To Recognize a Fascist, she silently switches her usual SS hat for a MAGA hat.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Contra actually wears Freya's outfit a few videos before Freya (then Fritz) as a character turns up in a video.
- Faux Affably Evil: Mild-mannered, friendly, and makes her point with reason and positive-sounding arguments. Except the arguments are extremely immoral. You know, because NAZI!
- Gaslighting: Freya's speciality.
- Gratuitous German: She's a Nazi, duh.
- Knight of Cerebus: When Freya shows up, the conversation turns dark, no matter how ironically her points are presented.
- Kubrick Stare: When lit from underneath, Freya looks crazy and menacing.
- Leitmotif: ''Under the Double Eagle'' by Joseph Wagner.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Deconstructed in "Decrypting the Alt-Right: How To Recognize a Fascist". She calls herself an identitarian and an "alternative ethno-nationalist", as it is a common tactic for modern white nationalists to call themselves anything but fascists to retain their good image in the public eye.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Due to her ability to successfully disguise her points under eloquent, friendly and reasonable-sounding rhetoric, she easily gains support from the audience in the beginning of The Left video and turns Jackie Jackson to her side (in a debate against Saul Saltzman, a Jewish author) in Debating the Alt-Right despite being a Nazi.
A self proclaimed "Classical Liberal" and host of The Freedom Report a not-so-subtle parody of The Rubin Report. Although she tries to take the center position in any debate, she often ends up parroting right-wing talking points.
- The Alcoholic: Gets drunk on every show.
- Berserk Button: Nonbinary pronouns. Also implying her nose looks manly.
- Broken Tears: She breaks down part way through an episode of "The Freedom Report" in "Tiffany Tumbles."
- Cargo Ship: Jackie's relationship with the "free market place of ideas" is somewhat....interesting.
- Comically Missing the Point: Perhaps because she's drunk."Wouldn't a sexual assailant's genitals be hard instead of floppy?"
- Fox News Liberal: Defines herself as a "classic Liberal" with an interest in free speech and balanced points of view. It backfires on her, as she's exploited by fascists who have no interest in actual free speech, and are only using her to spread their message.
- I Just Want to Be Beautiful: In Tiffany Tumbles it is revealed that she views herself as over the hill with her best days behind her.
- Lady Drunk: Meets Justine for Mimosas.
- Leitmotif: ''Helios'' by Romos
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is a blatant Take That! to Dave Rubin and other "classical liberal" YouTubers, and their naive liberal belief that talking to people is always the best option.
- Show Within a Show: "The Freedom Report," which is one of the most prominent shows within in the series.
- Some of My Best Friends Are X: Jackie tries to deny accusations of transphobia by Adria by, strangely enough, pointing that one of her best friends is gay. It isn't that strange when you consider that Jackie is hosting a a debate on whether or not Trans Equals Gay.
- Spoof Aesop: "We may never know the answer [to whatever question they were debating], but what really matters is that we talked about it." This is most likely just her justification to her debates never leading anywhere and just resulting in chaos.
- Stealth Insult: A particular harsh blow at Adria in "Tiffany Tumbles", Contra's performance makes it even more mean.Adria: Well, I am a woman, and I'm attracted to women.
Jackie: Eh, I don't know about that. Sounds debatable.
- Unwitting Pawn: She's this to fascists, who take advantage of the media platform she gives them in order to spread conspiracy theories about Jews and lies about transgender people.
- Weirdness Censor: She completely ignores all the warning signs that Fritz is a Nazi and just goes along with Abigail's "ritual of blood," but goes berserk at nonbinary pronouns.
A left leaning moderate who is friends with Tabby. She often tries to hold back Tabby's more extreme tendencies to little success. She also hangs out with Tiffany Tumbles while constantly bickering with her over politics and gender theory.
- All Love Is Unrequited: One of the few characters in the series to actually show romantic interest in another character (well, besides Jackie and "the Free Market Place of Ideas"). She is quickly shot down by Tabby. Later, despite spending much of the video chewing her out, she admits to being attracted to Tiffany in "Transtrenders."
- Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: To Tabby. Justine gives her a lot of advice in order to make her.more approachable and less confrontational to the general public in order to get the. To her side.
- Double Entendre: She's the queen of sex jokes.Justine: (...) and I suppose you think this - [takes one of her pawns in the chess game] - is ridiculous.
Tabby: [Examining the chess board] ... I think it's stalemate?
Justine: No, it's not. My queen's wide open.
- Gayngst: She starts questioning her post-transition identity in Transtrenders, to the point of almost coming out as non-binary, but Tiffany correctly surmises that she's having trouble squaring her sexual orientation (gay) with her gender identity.Justine: (sobbing) I love catgirls! I hate catgirls and I love catgirls!
- Girly Girl: Believes that gender boils down to aesthetics and so the social role of a woman is achieved by dressing girly. In The Aesthetic, she attempts to give the more Tomboyish Tabby a makeover by making her wear dresses and high heels.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: She takes brunch with Jackie Jackson, despite being ostensibly ideologically opposed.
- Only Sane Woman: In her relationship with Tabby and Tiffany, Justine seems to be the most down to earth one, and is far and wide the most down to earth person among Natalie's characters. She often gives sound advice to both of them.
- The Peeping Tom: Tells Tabby to change in front of her, or leave the door open as she goes to take a bath, and confesses to liking watching naked people.
- Smart People Play Chess: Plays Chess with Tabby while trying to talk her over to her side.
- Strawman Political: Of milquetoast center-left liberalism.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She plays the same role that Trixie did in the Punching N@zis video.
An Elvira-esque horror hostess who is first seen as a presenter for Pronouns.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Lenora Lavey is fond of these, describing herself as "your Hostess of Horror, your Rare and Radiant Mistress of Mayhem" and "your Macabre Mother," and her "Vile Viewers" as her "Dreadful Dears."
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: She seems to have some bizarre morals.
- Burning the Flag: Cheerfully burns an American flag at the end of "Pronouns."
- Evil Laugh: Cackles joyfully at the thought of Western culture succumbing to the horrors of renewable energy, affordable healthcare, and video games for lesbians.
- Leitmotif: The appropriately ominous "Passacaglia," performed by Zoe Blade.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Her Establishing Character Moment is announcing how she gets turned on by death. She also enjoys sadness and thinks of self-care as pouring boiling tea on pedestrians.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In her first appearance, she sports a pair of bright red eyes. In her second, they change to Prophet Eyes.
A far-left communist antifascist Cat Girl. In complete contrast to Freya, Tabby is well-meaning but struggles to connect with the common person, coming across as overly intellectual and militant; either lecturing people on dialectical philosophy or threatening to bash their skulls in with her trademark baseball bat.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Tabby represents a lot of Natalie's criticisms of the left, namely that as awesome as it might feel to tackle a problem with guns blazing (sometimes literally), if you don't have the people on your side, you're going to struggle.
- Batter Up!: Baseball bats are Tabby's Weapon of Choice.
- Black-and-White Insanity: She has a very "us vs. them" world view, showing intense dislike to everyone not on her side. She would rather inflict violence against those who oppose her as opposed to wining them over. And by "oppose her", we mean Nazis, centrists, and liberals ("liberals get the bullet too!").
- Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: As a bat-swinging antifa catgirl, she's in the left-wing camp, and her first (and sometimes only) answer to any problem is "REVOLUTION!!!" - while Contra seems to agree that such an attitude might be warranted with, say, Fritz/Freya, Tabby also expresses just as much violence against centrists, and even liberals.
- Breakout Character: Since she first appeared, she's become a fan-favourite. Many love her in a way that's completely without irony. Natalie opined in an interview with Theryn Meyer that this may be because she's a trans girl who's willing to actively fight back (violently) against right-wingers, rather than merely speak out against oppression.
- The Cameo: She makes an appearance in The Whole Plate Episode 9 to explain Marxism and it's different branches.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Wears a wig with cat ears and fake fangs, and communicates in a mix of obscure European political philosophy and threats of violence. She also may (ironically or unironically) be a satanist, screaming "Hail Satan!" after trying to lecture an unimpressed audience on Hegel's Science of Logic.Justine: People think you're weird.
- Color Motif: Her clothes are black and red, the colors of anarcho-communism. Her wig is half black, half white, representing her radical black and white-mentality.
- Drunks Are Funny: In "Violence", she interrupts Contra, who offers her a glass of spiked milk to chill out. Cut to her excitedly dancing to Boney M.'s "Rasputin", about which Contra comments that it's having a "very strange effect on her".
- Incoming Ham: Her entrance in the "Violence" video qualifies.Tabby: Not for long, bourgeois dogs! Catgirls of the world unite!
- Just Friends: Pulls this off on Justine in "The Left".
- Leitmotif: "Funeral March of a Marionette" performed by Zoë Blade.
- Missing Steps Plan: A big part of the Voting video is going over just how thoroughly she falls into this. For instance, for all her calls to revolution she's put zero thought or effort into assembling or equipping a Red Army even though she knows for a fact that her right-wing equivalents are heavily armed and organized. The actual military doesn't seem to factor into her thinking at all.
- Official Couple: With Adria Finley of the Youtube show Intersectional AF. Though "couple" may be the wrong word, as they're both polyamorous.
- Rich Kid Turned Social Activist: Tabby is a representation of the stereotypical left wing activist furry transgender woman (her nickname even comes the Sabo-Tabby), and implicitly has (or prior to transitioning had) the same upper-middle class background as most of Natalie Wynn's characters. Deconstructed in that she has difficulty explaining anything without obtuse academic jargon, and gets criticised for starting violence that she might not be as likely to suffer the consequences of (since despite being trans and dressing as a Cat Girl, she's still upper class, white and passes well).
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Her attempt to explain leftist ideas using Hegelian dialectics doesn't go well for the common audience.
- Shout-Out: Tabby's name and her cat-like appearance are reference to Sabo-Tabby, one of the oldest symbols of Industrial Workers of the World.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Bruce, the violent far-leftist in Punching Natsies video. Tabby is essentially Bruce updated to fit in with the evolution of the series.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her portrayal is mostly sympathetic, but she's still depicted as being on the wrong track overall. Though in the episode The Aesthetic, she's portrayed as the one who's mostly correct for the first time (at least on an ethical level), i.e. on militancy being an understandable reaction to the constant need to perform respectability.
A trans YouTuber who does vlogs and makeup tutorials giving lifestyle tips for trans women. Once an intersectional feminist debating TERFs, she's now become an Islamophobic Trump supporter, and thinks appealing to conservatives is the most important goal of trans politics - in order to be seen as "normal".
- Alpha Bitch: She particularly gives off this vibe in "Transtrenders" towards Baltimore and Justine. Likely intentional, as a huge section of that video is Justine chewing her out for her using her Internalized Categorism as an excuse to bash on other transpeople, making her no different from the same people who invalidated and bullied her for being trans.
- Big Eater: Loves her some ribs!
- Beneath the Mask: Despite giving the appearance that she has taken control over her life, she is deeply unhappy with a unhealthy dose of self loathing.
- Break the Cutie: She's utterly shattered by the end of her titular episode, Tiffany Tumbles.
- Butt-Monkey: She spends the whole of TERFS being viciously attacked by Abigail with no help from Jackie.
- Characterisation Marches On: Tiffany is a seemingly left-leaning trans' rights activist in her first appearance. Now, she's a right-winger who makes fun of trans women who don't "pass" well enough for her tastes.
- Control Freak: She's a depressed alcoholic struggling with dysphoria and internalized transphobia, but she won't admit it.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Hates the idea that she's a "victim" just because she's trans, and resents trans women who view themselves as an oppressed social caste.
- Everyone Has Standards: As much she is usually prone to take Jackie Jackson's side, she is still somewhat disturbed when Jackie casually drops the slur "tranny" during a diatribe.
- FaceHeel Turn: Becomes a reactionary Donald Trump supporter similar to people like Blaire White some time between her first and second appearances.
- Gay Panic: Repulsed by the fact that Adria Finley from the YouTube show Intersectional AF talks about being a transgender lesbian, as well as Adria's detailed digressions on "girl dick".
- Her Own Worst Enemy: Exhibits some extreme self-loathing due to being a right-wing trans woman, and therefore part of a political movement who mostly think she's just a man in a dress.
- Hypocrite: Scoffs at most trans women for pushing a victim narrative, meanwhile she herself pushes a narrative about her being oppressed by the Left.
- I Am Not Them: Hates the idea of people like Adria representing the trans community. Those people don't represent her, and she's extremely uncomfortable with the thought of being part of their community - she sees them as overly demanding freaks, while she on the other hand is trying to pander to the transphobic cis community to show them that trans people are just like them.
- Jabba Table Manners: When it comes to the above-mentioned ribs.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: A send up of right-wing trans YouTuber Blaire White.
- No Periods, Period: Discussed, as Tiffany is a trans woman, but that doesn't stop her from her "moon ritual."
- Our Slogan Is Terrible: Her slogan is (shudder) "Make Traps Gay Again". For those not in the know, "trap" is a slur against trans women and male crossdressers, based on the stereotype that these individuals appear deceptively feminine but surprise their partners with a penis once the clothes come off. Anime fanboys in communities like 4chan have been known to debate whether attraction to such characters should be considered gay.
- Wham Line: For those who watched the TERFs video first, Tiffany's phrase "Make traps gay again" in her eponymous video may catch them by surpise.
A non-binary person who was on The Freedom Report in a debate with Tiffany Tumbles. They have a very loose view of gender and embrace non-conforming identities.
- Expy: Of Conchita Wurst (At least appearance-wise).
- Girls with Moustaches: Due to their preference of wearing facial hair with dresses, this comes into conflict with Tiffany and Jackie's very cis-normative view of gender.
- I Have Many Names: Says as much in this exchange:Jackie: I'm sorry, your name is Baltimore Maryland?
Baltimore: It is among my names.
- Leitmotif: They have a strange new-age music that plays when they take over the conversation with Tiffany.
- Location Theme Naming: Is named after Natalie's home city.
- New-Age Retro Hippie: Not so much in appearance, but their manner of delivery is very evocative of this type.
- Not So Stoic: Tiffany eventually gets under their skin, by saying they're disgusting. Granted, they were getting under Tiffany's skin for a long time before Tiffany even got a chance to do it.
The all powerful, dark figure worshiped by Abigail Cockbane and Contra herself throughout the series. Apparently takes the form of Anita Sarkeesian.
- Actually Pretty Funny: Sarkeesian herself actually enjoyed the picture of her as the Dark Mother and inquired about getting a large print of it from the artist.
- Dark Messiah: Seems to be this to feminism in general.
- Evil Sounds Deep: She has a rather dark voice in the one video she speaks.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Being a diety and all
- It's All About Me: Gets angry when she isn't mentioned in one video that isn't related to her.
- Life Imitates Art: Natalie as admitted that her admiration for Anita Sarkeesian increased a lot after pretending to worship her in her videos.
- Patron Saint: Latter appearances has her compared with Mary, Mother of Christ.
- Out of Focus: She was a pretty big reccurring feature of Contra's early videos, but dropped in significance as other characters were introduced and her style changed.
- Serenade Your Lover: Contra does this to her in Is Casual Sex Bad For Your Soul.