This is a list of characters for the Blog Could It Exist In Real Life. Most of these characters are specifically from the webcomic in the blog.
- An Arm and a Leg: His battle with Oni-Link left him that way. He got better though.
- Author Avatar
- Batter Up! / Heroes Prefer Swords: Despite it obviously being a bat, he treats it like a sword.
- Berserk Button: In universe those that hurt his team. Out of universe, Twilight.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He believes myths are real since they been around as long as other real things, like science.
- Combat Pragmatist: He prefers to fight dirty.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Disproportionate Retribution: He held Father Time and the Puxatony Phil at gunpoint when they didn't give him an early spring.
- Eye Scream: He got this twice. Once against Oni-Link and the other when Fredrick drugged him.
- Go-to Alias: T.S. as a disguise.
- The Hero
- Not So Above It All: When Chu-Ey gets shot, that was enough for him to nearly use the Defict's Kill Setting.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Despite his name you don't really see him make movies.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: While his weapons can kill he prefers not to.
- He Almost broke it in Issue 16.
- Would Hurt a Child: If said child is Trainer Purple, yes.
- Author Avatar: He looks similar to S.T.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Inverted, as while it is the result of the brainwashing, Maple is expressing what he really thought about working with S.T.
- Butt-Monkey: Despite his advice, S.T. never usually listens to him.
- Expy: Word of God says he's a mix between Professor Oak and Doctor Insano
- FaceHeel Turn
- LEGO Genetics: How he makes the Mock-Mon.
- The Lancer / The Smart Guy: He is both.
- Mad Scientist: Of the Friendly variety.
- Money, Dear Boy: His initial reason for creating Chu-Ey.
- The Medic: When it comes to healing S.T. and Chu-ey he is that.
Wii Defict PlusA weapon designed by Maple to aid S.T. in his adventures.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Professor Maple fears this may one day happen.
- Author Appeal: S.T.'s Love of Nintendo is this in spades.
- Batter Up!: Started out as a gun, but became a melee Bat.
- Berserk Button: Don't call it small.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The weapon is literally powered by that.
- Empathic Weapon: It Developed a personality based off of S.T.'s thoughts and feelings.
- Expy: Word of God Stated that he got the idea after noticing his Wii gun shell looked a lot similar to Linkara's Magic Gun.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffered one after his psychotic break against Frita.
- Shout-Out: Its Berserk Button as well as its Batter Up! form were inspired by Ace from Doctor Who.
- Robot Buddy: Became this to S.T.
- Undying Loyalty: Started out as a mere weapon, but only listens to S.T. and anyone he tells to listen.
NatalieSee Antagonists below.
- Cute Monster: It didn't start out that way but it became this to Maple.
- Expy: Of Pikachu despite denial from Word of God
- Pokémon Speak/Talking Animal: Started out as the former but became the later as it evolved.
- Running Gag: He shocks people, be it by accident, or intentional.
- Those Two Guys: Eventiually became that with Squirtey.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: That's what kept Maple from Mercy killing it.
- Expy: One of Charizard.
- Mercy Kill: ultimately what happened to it.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Despite it's antagonistic attitude, it was really in great pain from being poorly made.
R.I.F.F.I.N.'The Reality Is Fun Fiction Is Not group, dedicated to stopping CIEIR.
- Fun with Acronyms: Each main member shares a first letter of each letter in the title of the group.
- Church of Happyology:
- Politically Incorrect Villain: They don't treat each others as equals and even went so far as as making chairs elevated so some would be higher and lower than others.
- Shout-Out: Their chant "Green Green." Is a lot similar to Blue Blue
Head Guy Ronald
- Bald of Evil
- The Dragon: He takes charge when the Head Guy gets maimed by Chu-ey.
- Evil Counter Part: To S.T.
- Fallen Hero / Hero of Another Story: He was once a defictionalizer before he became a member of RIFFIN'
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He puts down Natalie because as part of Riffin's policy of No Equals, she's a woman. This is what prompts her HeelFace Turn.
- The Atoner
- HeelFace Turn
- Mad Scientist
- Meaningful Name: He specializes in mind related tactics kind of like a certain Dream Demon.
- Mind Rape: His specialty.
- Mr. Exposition: He explains RIFFIN's purpose.
- HeelFace Turn: It happens offscreen and it makes it worse for S.T. as he almost killed her.
- Kick the Dog: She overpowers Chu-ey and puts a bullet in his head. he gets better though.
- Trigger Happy: Her first appearance outside the meeting she opens fire on the CIEIR house.
- Meaningful Name: he is as arrogant as his greek myth counterpart and burns just as fast.
- Butt-Monkey: Played with during Fanship Point Counterpoint. On screen S.T. and Natalie despise one another, but off screen they work together very well.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: S.T. Voices Natalie as well, but with the pitch increased.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She does this to S.T. without slapping him when he suffered a psychotic break.
- HeelFace Turn
- OnlySaneWoman: Ironically she was sent to this group because her parents thought she was insane.
Trainer PurpleA Pokemon fan that only wanted real Pokemon, after being rejected, by S.T. he decides to take matters into his own hands.
Live Action Continuity:As of May 1st 2014 S.T. made a live action version of both Could It Exist In Real Life? and Straight Up Reviews. While some of the tropes of the web comic apply there are a few new tropes regarding the characters as well as different plot settings and new characters.
S.T. FilmmakerAmateur Filmmaker, Leader and Host of CIEIR. His job is basically, talking about a certain medium and finding a means to prove it exists in real life. Just don't ask him why there's no L in the acronym.
Tropes associated with S.T.
- Author Avatar: A self proclaimed one.
- Batter Up!: While his Wii Mote can fit into other shells like guns, he prefers to use it in this method using the bat shell.
- Determinator In chapter 6 of the Senzu Saga, it's shown in his battle with Tatl that he will not back down easy in a fight, even though he's later seen bloodied up and on the verge of passing out.
- Talking to Himself: With Maple and Straight Up.
Professor Maple:The resident Mad Scientist who created S.T.'s Wii Mote and is often called upon for situations too complicated for S.T. to understand.
Tropes Associated With Professor Maple.
- Cool Shades: Always wears sunglasses.
- The Comically Serious: When he says Straight Up, died after watching Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, he says it in a calm tone.
- Guttural Growler: Unlike the audios, where he sounds no different than S.T., he sounds like this instead.
- Mad Scientist: The benevolent.
- Talking to Himself: With S.T. and Straight Up.
Wii Defict PlusS.T.'s Signature Weapon. Equipped with an A.I., it is one of S.T.'s trusted weapons.
Tropes Associated with Wii Defict Plus
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each time it shoots out a different colored beam it means something else: Blue involves dimensional traveling. If someone get's shot, they get sent to a reprogrammed destination. If a wall is shot a Portal is created. Green is a non lethal stun weapon, that knocks out whoever is hit. It also doubles as a force field. Red heals the injured, sick or possessed. Yellow kills and white is a literal Deus ex Machina.
- Foil: To Straight Up, almost every interaction with him.
Straight UpHost of Straight Up Reviews, he often gives honest reviews on certain mediums mostly movies.
Tropes Associated with Straight Up
- The Alcoholic: Was about to break out the Bambino early during his Guardians of the Galaxy review, before Defict took it away from him.
- Author Avatar: He is one, just like S.T., but he himself believes to be the Real Life creator of both shows.
- Berserk Button: Don't insult kids with mental disorders in front of him.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: During his Godzilla Reviews he briefly got possessed by Flop Schlock, but S.T. and Defict catch on quicker.
- Butt-Monkey: He got hurt, killed, possessed, knocked out and is grounded from using any defictionalization technology at his disposal.
- Eyepatch of Power: Sports one in his first appearence while reviewing Another.
- Talking to Himself: With Maple and ST.
Flop SchlockThe first live action villain on the show. He is the source of all bad Storytelling.
Tropes Associated With Flop Schlock
- Dark Is Evil: To ridiculous lengths.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even the source of all bad storytelling can't stand Michael Bay.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Eyepatch of Power
- Small Name, Big Ego: Upon introducing himself, the second he says his name. It prompts laughter from both S.T. and Defict Plus.