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Characters who appear in the various one-shot episodes that occur in the streaming of Critical Role. This page in particular is reserved for characters who appear in unique universes that are completely separate and mutually exclusive from the universe of the main show.

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Deadlands One-Shot

    Juniper "Stinky Jules" Lanley 

Juniper "Stinky Jules" Lanley

Played by: Laura Bailey

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Race: Human

  • American Accents: Has a rather thick Texan drawl.
  • Badass Normal: In contrast to the rest of the party, she works with nothing but her six-shooter and sheer guts.
  • Brutal Honesty: Does not mince words at all, which makes her a relatively trustworthy person to be around, attitude notwithstanding.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Threatens to shoot anybody who calls her "Juniper Langley" in the mouth.
  • The Face: By default, as the rest of the party comprises a reverend and two foreigners.
  • The Gunslinger: She is quite skilled with her six shooter.
  • Hates Baths: It's how she got her nickname. In fact, she's unfamiliar enough with baths that when given a bar of soap by the Reverend, she thinks he's giving her something to eat, and doesn't even seem to initially know what soap is.
  • In-Series Nickname: Everybody calls her "Stinky Jules".
  • The Nicknamer: Gives out a few herself, including "Smarts" to Sydney and "Sue" to Sudas.
  • The Pigpen: If her aversion to bathing and In-Series Nickname didn't make it clear.
  • Screaming Warrior: She lets out an impressive primal scream while fanning her revolver into the monster in the mine.
  • Son of a Whore: Her mother was an "escort."
  • Tear Off Your Face: Cy Tolliver, as a werewolf, tears off her face.

    Forrest Alton 

Reverend Forrest Alton

Played by: Liam O'Brien

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Race: Human

    Sudas Alifehr 

Sudas Alifehr

Played by: Marisha Ray

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Race: Human

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    Sydney Hopkins Trivelpiece 

Sydney Hopkins Trivelpiece

Played by: Travis Willingham

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Race: Human (actually Rakshasa)

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Turns out he's actually a serial-killing Rakshasa.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His actual voice is very deep, unlike his high pitched one in his act. Fitting into the "evil" part of it, the first time he uses it overtly is when he stabs Charlie Utter in the gut and twists the knife to re-open his wound.
  • Fauxreigner: In-Universe. He claims to be from England, but when pressed, he says he is from "Tawnyland" and "Shephardshire," both of which give even other players pause and together force him to make a deception check. He's actually a Rakshasa, and not from England at all.
  • Foil: Of a sort. He is in almost every way the complete opposite of Grog, from his stature down to his voice.
  • Jack the Ripoff: The English accent on top of his Knife Nut Serial Killer shtick completes this trope.
  • The Killer in Me: The "Secretive Killer" version, which catches everyone but Liam by surprise.
    Laura: Wait, are you— is he stabbin' 'im?
    Liam: Yeah, he's a faker, yeah. Big surprise.
  • Knife Nut: His weapon of choice is a Bowie knife. Heavy on the "nut" part, in that it's first shown he even has one when he guts Charlie Utter.
  • Lean and Mean: He's noted to be very thin, and is a serial killer.
  • The Mole: He was working with Cy Tolliver the entire time, and personally kills Forrest.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: He keeps Bowie knives in his sleeves and boot.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: His entire Upper-Class Twit affectation is just an act. His actual voice is much deeper, and he is a supernatural serial killer.
  • Quote Swear Unquote: While facing off against Cy Tolliver the werewolf in the mines, notable especially because he switches accents halfway through:
  • Serial Killer: What he actually is.
  • Sole Survivor: The only member of the party to survive... because he was The Mole the entire time.
  • The Teetotaler: He doesn't drink alcohol, but enjoys "a good clean glass of water."
  • Totally Not a Werewolf: Once some of his secret is found out by the players, they try to see if he is a werewolf, seeing a they are looking for one. This includes throwing him some silver to see if he reacts, but he doesn't. That's because he is a Rakshasa, not a werewolf.
  • Verbal Ticked: He drops his Upper-Class Twit affectations a couple times when he gets sufficiently pissed off. This serves to foreshadow that there's a bit more to him than meets the eye.
  • Wham Line: "Well, some people don't get to escape death."

Liam's Quest

    Laura Bailey 

Laura Bailey

Played by: Laura Bailey

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Race: Human
Class: Rogue

  • Dirty Coward: After Travis is killed by the Demagorgon, Laura just books it. To be fair, Travis was completely cool with this action.
  • Improvised Weapon: She uses some sticks that she found in the swamp as her weapons in the second part.
  • Undying Loyalty: Laura stabbed one of the Liams in revenge to protect Travis.
    Laura: I'm gonna protect my husband!

    Taliesin Jaffe 

Taliesin Jaffe

Played by: Taliesin Jaffe

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Race: Human
Class: Warlock

  • Combat Tentacles: Particularly in the first part, Taliesin was able to make his hand turn into tentacles to fight the Liam copies.
  • Creepy Child: He's been reverted to a child in the second session, and is still a Warlock.
  • Deal with the Devil: His solution to being confronted with a demon horde is to immediately sell out and swear his fealty to the dark powers. And it isn't the first time, either.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: He's as Goth as ever (even if, when reverted to his seven-year-old self, he doesn't exactly look it) and he's a warlock.
  • An Ice Person: He uses Chill Touch frequently when fighting monsters.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Subverted. Taliesin has very bright blue eyes and his kid self is described as looking very cherubic, but he's still a Creepy Child warlock with magic granted by eldritch beings.
  • Summon Magic: During his fight with the Demogorgon, he summons an adult version of himself as a spectral assistant. Unfortunately, it disappears when he dies.

    Sam Riegel 

Sam Riegel

Played by: Sam Riegel

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Race: Human
Class: Ranger

  • The Beastmaster: In the first part of Liam's Quest, he is able to command his friend's dog, Bixby, to retrieve items and attack for him.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: When Travis is torn to pieces by the Demogorgon, Travis's blood lands all over Sam's face.
  • Deal with the Devil: When faced with the Demogorgon, Sam attempts to bargain with it and offers his various services if it spares his life.
    Sam: We serve the darkness as you do! We will do your bidding if you will let us! Please spare our lives so that we may serve yours!
  • Dirty Coward: He attempts to bargain with the Demogorgon by offering it his friends' lives in place of his.
    Sam: Just kill them all! They're nothing! Just save me. Just save me!
  • Major Injury Underreaction: While his head is being split open by the Demogorgon:
    Sam: I can work with this.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: His favoured terrain? Recording studios.

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    Travis Willingham 

Travis Willingham

Played by: Travis Willingham

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Race: Human
Class: Fighter

  • Afraid of Blood: As he's been regressed to a child, he's very squeamish around gore.
    Travis: I haven't seen an R-rated movie at this point!
  • Dirty Coward: Attempts to sacrifice Sam to Conan O'Brien to save his own life, and when he turns back into a child his gut reaction is to flee from fights and abandon his friends to fend for themselves.
  • The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: When he is turned into a child, even though everyone else who was turned into children is still in their adult minds, Travis seems to have actually mentally regressed into how he was at that age, complete with being terrified of everything.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even in the apocalypse, he'll do anything to protect his wife.

    Ashley Johnson 

Ashley Johnson

Played by: Ashley Johnson

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Race: Human
Class: Rogue

  • Blood Is the New Black: After Marisha dies, Ashley reacts by smearing Marisha's blood onto herself, possibly as an intimidation tactic, or possibly because, as Liam surmises, she's cracked from everything she's witnessed.
    Liam: You guys watch in horror as your friend Ashley, pushed to the brink, crouches down and shoves her hands up into the hollowed-out ribcage of Marisha Ray, pulls her hands down, and slathers it down her face, and suddenly, we're in Lord of the Flies.
  • Creepy Child: She's been regressed to her young teens, and she gets incredibly disturbing and dark throughout the game, most notably, after Marisha is crushed by the Demogorgon, smearing Marisha's blood on herself and then wearing her corpse, horrifying everyone else in the party.
  • Defiant to the End: Ashley proceeds to mouth off at the Demogorgon even after it murders most of her friends. Even when it's about to kill her, she simply dares it to give its best shot.
    Ashley: Go for it, let's see what you got, you motherfuck--
  • Improvised Weapon: She fashions a rope out of vine, uses rocks as projectile weapons, and attempts to make a slingshot using the tendon of one of the dead skinless cats.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Subverted. She has blue eyes, but she spends the entire episode doing increasingly unsettling and violent acts. According to the Talks Machina for this episode, the description Liam sent to the artist for Ashley's character art was, "I look kind of innocent, but I'm really fucked up inside."
  • Knows the Ropes: She uses a vine as an improvised rope to help fight the skinless cat tearing into Laura.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Ashley's impulse tends to be to go dark as Hell, as seen when she keeps a dead skinless cat on her belt as an accessory, biting into that skinless cat as an intimidation tactic, or when she tries to bargain with Demogorgon by wearing Marisha's torso on her head.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the first part of Liam's Quest, she gains white wings and glows when healing Laura, Travis, Sam, and Taliesin.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She curses the most out of all of the party, particularly when trying to intimidate the creatures that attack them.
    Ashley: (at the skinless cats) All right, you motherfuckers! You better turn around and leave or I’m going to kill every last motherfucking one of you!
  • Terror Hero: Her main strategy with the foes she faces in the second part of the one-shot is to intimidate the fuck out of them through increasingly terrifying and insane means, from holding up a dead skinless cat to scare all the other live skinless cats off, to wearing Marisha's corpse on her head to scare the Demogorgon.

    Matthew Mercer 

Matthew Mercer

Played by: Matthew Mercer

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Race: Human
Class: Bard

  • Adorkable: Fitting for a teenage version of himself.
  • Battle Couple: With Marisha.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He goes from being an adorkable bard who plays support most of the time to vengeful and angry when Marisha dies.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: In the first part of Liam's Quest, he and Marisha are 20th Level NPCs. As PCs, they're on par with the rest of the party. Justified due to being regressed to teenagers.
  • Defiant to the End: His last actions before being killed by the Demogorgon is simply to flip it off.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Just before being killed by the Demogorgon, which has at this point killed off most of his friends, Matt, steeled by his sheer anger about Marisha's death, flips it off.
  • Future Badass: In the first part of Liam's Quest, he and Marisha show up as high level NPCs, seemingly having lived in this post-apocalyptic setting for some time, and he easily takes out some of the O'Brien lich with his bard powers.
  • Healing Hands: Using Healing Word to heal Marisha. However, he proceeds to not do the same for Laura, earning him a Death Glare from her.
  • Purple Prose: He indulges in this when giving inspiration.
    Matt: Ashley! Continue to prove your savagery! Chew deep and revel in the insanity, as this day, we prove our mettle against the force of darkness!
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Marisha dies, he goes livid, and he is so horrified and angry about her death that he casts Thunderwave and manages to dish out a good amount of damage on the Demogorgon.

    Marisha Ray 

Marisha Ray

Played by: Marisha Ray

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Race: Human
Class: Monk

  • Badass Biker: In the first part of Liam's Quest, she shows up as a high level NPC on a motorcycle. She's very ripped, with Liam comparing her physique to that of Linda Hamilton.
  • Battle Couple: Her and Matt.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: In the first part of Liam's Quest, she and Matt are 20th Level NPCs. As PCs, they're on par with the rest of the party. Justified due to being regressed to teenagers.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's described as having long red hair and is also a very angry teenager. Marisha attributes this to her "hormonal rage" due to being a teenager.
  • Future Badass: She shows up as a muscular Badass Biker during the first part of Liam's Quest. She destroys a tower in one strike.
  • Improvised Weapon: She uses a branch that she tears from a tree as a bo staff.

Shadow of War One-Shot

    Arburuk 

Arburuk the Unbreakable

Played by: Laura Bailey

Race: Troll (Olog-Hai)
Class: Fighter

    Ur-Eden 

Ur-Eden Goodthink

Played by: Sam Riegel

Race: Troll (Olog-Hai)
Class: Monk

  • The Heart: Rather appropriately for a monk doubling as the medic, he still believes in the Forcs even after half of them have turned traitor.
  • Not So Harmless: He's able to survive Skak's betrayal, after Mozuu has turned and Arby is otherwise occupied, leaving him alone.
  • Worst Aid: He's the team medic. And he's a troll.
    "He had a rash... I ripped his skin off."

    Skak 

Skak Scar-Artist

Played by: Travis Willingham

Race: Goblin
Class: Rogue

    Mozuu 

Mozuu the Chosen

Played by: Darin De Paul

Race: Troll (Olog-Hai)
Class: Monk

Thursday By Night (Vampire: The Masquerade One-Shot)

    Laura Bailey 

Laura Bailey

Played by: Laura Bailey

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Race: Human (Vampire)
Clan: Toreador
Discipline: Obfuscate

    Liam O'Brien 

Liam O'Brien

Played by: Liam O'Brien

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Race: Human (Vampire)
Clan: Nosferatu
Discipline: Presence

  • Ambiguously Bi: There's a lot of Homoerotic Subtext between him and Sam, especially on his part. At one point in the second part he even calls Sam his husband. It's not clear how much of this is just him messing with them, though, and given he is actually married to a woman in real life, that probably translates to the story as well.
  • Charm Person: One of his vampiric powers, through use of "Presence: Awe." It's his go-to tactic for dealing with any situation.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: Liam adjusts really quickly to being a vampire and having to drink blood to survive, taking to drinking human blood by two hours into the stream, before any of the others. By the time they get into the sewers, he is the one most in favor of never trying to become human again.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is given a Back Stab with a Wooden Stake by Felicia Day. Eventually, he's pinned to the floor, and presumably dies.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Takes to enforcing minor Mind Control on various people over the adventure all to make them into bodyguards to protect himself. Unfortunately, as he took up both Laura and Travis, he neglects to take into account The Power of Love, which ends up overriding the control of his own defense.
  • Nightmare Face: Befitting a Nosferatu, he has a crackled face that doesn’t seem to look quite right anymore.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Really into the nastier parts of being a vampire.
    Sam: I also learned that I can kill a man in... seconds flat!
    Liam: That's hot.

    Sam Riegel 

Sam Riegel

Played by: Sam Riegel

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Race: Human (Vampire)
Discipline: Celerity

    Travis Willingham 

Travis Willingham

Played by: Travis Willingham

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Race: Human (Vampire)
Clan: Tremere
Discipline: Auspex

    Matthew Mercer 

Matthew Mercer

Played by: Matthew Mercer

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Race: Human (Vampire)
Clan: Lasombra

    Marisha Ray 

Marisha Ray

Played by: Marisha Ray

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Race: Human (Vampire)
Clan: Gangrel

  • I Ate WHAT?!: Is horrified to realize she is drinking tea partly made from her best friend Sean.
  • Last Words: "It's something I ate. Mushrooms never sat well with me."
  • Partial Transformation: Starts to turn into a more monstrous form soon after emergence.
  • Transformation Horror: Is transformed into a mushroom-based corpse by the tea.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Doesn't last much longer than Matt, due to drinking the mushroom-tainted tea.

Once Upon a Fairytale Cruise

    Scarecrow 

Scarecrow

Played by: H. Michael Croner

Class: Monk

"Hello, are you in love with anyone and are you open to loving someone new?"

  • Body Horror: His Intimidation works so well because it involves briefly unstitching his head open, scaring one of the Lost Boys to a pants-shitting degree.
  • The Ditz: It's the Scarecrow, who's confirmed as never really getting his brain (see above).
  • Stealth Pun: He gets a beautiful first-blood hit with Intimidation (and miraculously repeats the feat in the final fight). Because he's a scarecrow.
    Croner: "This intimidation shit is the tits!"

    The Hatter 

The Hatter

Played by: Yuri Lowenthal

Race: Halfling
Class: Bard

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to none other than the Pied Piper.
  • The Charmer: Not just in the usual sense of the trope, as he can cast Sleep.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Given a Lampshade Hanging.
    Sam: Guys by the way, little legal note here. Yuri is portraying a character tonight called The Hatter, he's not portraying a character called anything other than The Hatter, which would be the property of Disney... He's the Crazy Hatter... Because we're all on the S.S. Public Domain.

    Wendy Darling 

Wendy Darling

Played by: Molly Ostertag

Race: Human
Class: Druid

  • Cool Sword: Finds a normal long-sword inhabited by the spirit of Amy Vorpahl and she talks to the wielder. This, of course, makes it a Amy Vorpahl Sword.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: A Druid ability. She turns into a giant eagle in the first fight.

    Peter Pan 

Peter Pan

Played by: Noelle Stevenson

Race: Half-elf
Class: Bard

  • Large Ham: He takes a hit in the final fight, and goes all "dying is an awfully big adventure" (except he makes it.)
  • Insistent Terminology: Constantly corrects people when they call him a kid

    The Queen of Hearts 

The Queen of Hearts

Played by: Amy Vorpahl

Race: Human
Class: Barbarian (Berserker)

    Goldilocks 

Goldilocks

Played by: Stefanie Woodburn

Race: Human
Class: Fighter (Eldritch Knight)

Kobolds, Catacombs, and Dragons (Oh My!)

    Greldamine Clypso 

Greldamine Clypso

Played by: Laura Bailey

Race: Gnome
Class: Wizard

  • Accidental Misnaming: Gets called "Glindamine" and even "dramamine" at some points.
  • All-Loving Hero: What Quazirat does to their kobold hostage terrifies her.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: The first Sword of Plot Advancement is the staff Aluneth, which has a mind of its own - and in the hands of the resident wizard, some very dubious intentions as well. Later on the Firelord battle leads to collateral damage with kobolds burning - she puts them to sleep so they die less noisily.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The resident Naïve Newcomer, and a gnome. Says it all, really.

    Bundle 

Bundle

Played by: Taliesin Jaffe

Race: Dwarf
Class: Priest

    Quazirat Tolluz 

Quazirat Tolluz

Played by: Liam O'Brien

Race: Draenei
Class: Fighter

    Lokhor Windfallow 

Lokhor Windfallow

Played by: Travis Willingham

Race: Human
Class: Paladin

  • Drop the Hammer: His Weapon of Choice is the Hammer of Justice, a magic warhammer which he uses to stun, and later, get the HDYWTDT on King Togwaggle.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: The first to lash out with his two-hand hammer and charge into the fray against a kobold mob - only for one of them to throw lit dynamite at his feet. Quite appropriate if you remember the Trope Namer.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A particularly vain paladin who immediately takes charge of the mission - his deflating moment comes almost immediately when he violently rips a bramble bush out of the ground, only to realise when he slips up that it's just Mobile Shrubbery.

    Aerwin Whiteclaw 

Aerwin Whiteclaw

Played by: Jennifer Hale

Race: Night Elf
Class: Rogue

  • Audience Surrogate: Due to Jennifer being a first-time player.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Night Elves were never the most social race, but Aerwin warms up to the only other female of the party (Greldamine) easily.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently she tried out other jobs like businessperson and healer to avoid getting swept up in the family business, the admittedly generic night elf rogue trade.

Crash Pandas: Too Trashed, Too Curious

    Reggie 

Reggie Burns

Played by: Matthew Mercer

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Race: Raccoon

  • Blade Below the Shoulder: After scavenging barbecue utensils from the junkyard, Reggie conceals one of the sharper implements in his cast. It comes in handy when he has to hang on to moving vehicles.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Implied to be a habit of his, but taken to an extreme when even Matt does it during his "criss-cross" teamup with Ringo to take out each others' targets, demanding Ringo kill Vin Diesel for him, despite having just killed Big Paulie himself. Aka the person ordering him to kill Vin Diesel. When Ringo blankly points this out, Reggie quickly corrects himself.
    • Also utterly assumes Maxine to be in danger from Big Paulie despite the fact that Sam immediately admits she looks totally fine in the picture Big Paulie showed him, and seems to be working off the idea that she's been kidnapped.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: When considering helping out the clearly psychotic Ringo, Matt has Reggie think of all the other bad people he's fallen in with due to making bad choices...and then ignore it help Ringo.
  • Nervous Wreck: Extremely jumpy and skittish.
  • Trapped by Gambling Debts: He owes the rat mobster "Big Paulie." However instead of gambling, he apparently spent the money on a lady named Maxine who "had a lifestyle to maintain."
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When he figures out just who is inside the robot...Big Paulie himself. Reggie is all too happy to go berserk on the mobster.
  • Unknown Rival: Becomes this to Vin Diesel, by sheer virtue of Big Paulie demanding he assassinate him as part of the second race.

    Rhinestone 

Rhinestone

Played by: Marisha Ray

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Race: Raccoon

    Ringo 

Ringo

Played by: Liam O'Brien

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Race: Raccoon

  • Assassin Outclassin': He has bad luck when it comes to trying to actually kill people—even when he teams up with Vin Diesel to try and get the job done, Reggie beats him to it.
    • Izzy outright asks him if he's jealous that she was the only one to kill someone during their first race (which was an accident on her part).
  • Ax-Crazy: He's more than a little unhinged, willing to kill with little provocation. Before they've even chosen a car he goes rifling through an exterminator's vehicle looking for "anything that can kill a man."
  • Blood Knight: Unlike the others, who are in it to race and win, he is very much into killing drivers. Or anyone else in his way.
  • Crazy Awesome: In-universe. With no time to install the jet booster in their ride, he opts to ignite it and hang on to it, grabbing the vehicle with his other arm. Sam declares he doesn't even need to roll more than one success for it.
  • Jaded Professional: He's an accountant, and doesn't even want to be at the races. In general, while not about his job, the feeling he gives off gives this impression.
  • Mask of Sanity: He appears calm and collected on the surface, but once things start to ramp up, he shows his borderline sociopathic traits.
  • Rivals Team Up: Enlists Vin Diesel's help in getting close to Roadkill at the end of the second race, pointing out how Roadkill's souped up robotic car and sensors make a mockery of street racing. Vin goes for it.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Roadkill, the current champ who killed his cousin.
  • You Killed My Father: He is racing with the hope of running the champion, who killed his cousin, off the road.

    Izzy 

Izzy

Played by: Laura Bailey

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Race: Raccoon

  • Celeb Crush: On Vin Diesel. She entered the race in hopes of impressing him. She gets a Big Damn Kiss with him.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • In the first race she flings a broomstick at the car behind them, not only shattering the windscreen but nailing the driver.
    • She's forced to get Reggie off of Vin Diesel's car by flinging a banana peel at it from their ice cream truck, forcing him to swerve. When both vehicles are in mid-race.
  • Only Sane Woman: Yes, the raccoon who wants to have Vin Diesel's babies is the sane one compared to Nervous Wreck Reggie, Phoneaholic Teenager Rhinestone, and Axe-Crazy Ringo. Only car-nerd Goober is more stable.

    Goober 

Goober

Played by: Travis Willingham

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Race: Raccoon

  • Friendless Background: Due to his obsession with cars, poor social skills, and being teased for being hairier than a normal raccoon.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: His primary role is to get their vehicle Wacky Racing-ready.
  • Only Sane Man: If it's not Izzy, it's him. Actually knowing about cars puts him very firmly in his element compared to the other raccoons.
    • His only contribution to attacking other drivers is suggesting they use the truck's bulk to run them over, which is tame compared to Reggie and Ringo's murder attempts, Izzy's accidental murder, and Rhinestone's doxxing.
  • Running Gag: Almost always turns left when driving.

    Albert T. Skunk (Bald Paw) 

Albert

Played by: Blair Herter

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Race: Skunk

  • Artificial Limbs: He lost a paw from street racing in the old days, and had it replaced with one of those grabby tools for reaching behind couches.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Invoked by giving Rhinestone a locket before the race, noting he was sure it would somehow become important. It saved her from getting flung out of the car.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Doesn't even appear at the table until the second act, and tried to get out of there at the start of the third act, but...
  • Interspecies Romance: He's a skunk who was once with a raccoon (see below), which is still borderline regular by this reality's standards - then later he seduces the old woman who owns the scrapyard.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's Rhinestone's father, strangely enough.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Due to being both a liar and a bit crazy from living in a junkyard for years, he offers several explanations for why he and Rhinestone's mother are no longer together: she died horribly in a car accident, she passed peacefully, she left him, and they mutually parted ways. Given Rhinestone doesn't refute any of them, it's unclear if she knows which is more plausible.
  • Running Gag: Going into uncomfortable detail about his time with Rhinestone's mom.

Critical Role and the Club of Misfits

    Blunder 

Blunder

Played by: Travis Willingham

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Race: Human
Class: Sorcerer
House: Smytherpin

    Andy 

Andy

Played by: Taliesin Jaffe

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Race: Human
Class: Fighter (Eldritch Knight)
House: Smytherpin

  • Expy: Of Andrew from The Breakfast Club except he's a Quidditch athlete instead of wrestling.
  • Lovable Jock: Athletic and far more palatable than Blunder.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: As a Quidditch beater he's surprisingly effective at close combat, nailing the first kill of the evening.

    Ally 

Ally

Played by: Liam O'Brien

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Race: Human
Class: Druid (Circle of the Moon)
House: Horfleporf

    Claire 

Claire

Played by: Sam Riegel

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Race: Human
Class: Wizard
House: Dryffingor

    Brian 

Brian

Played by: Brian Wayne Foster

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Race: Human
Class: Cleric
House: Pigeonclaw

The Night Before Critmas

    Arthur 

Arthur Fizzlebottom

Played by: Taliesin Jaffe

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Rogue (Thief)

  • Nightmare Fetishist: He is clearly enjoying the creepiness and misery of the nightmare world far more than any good elf should.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Until his father "greased a few palms with Christmas cookies" to get him into Santa's workshop.

    Nutmeg 

Nutmeg Gingersnap

Played by: Ashley Johnson

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Wizard

  • Brooklyn Rage: Just recently transferred back to the North Pole from Macy's of New York, and still has a bit of the accent and the attitude.
  • Shock and Awe: That wizard class is not for show - a well placed thunderbolt from Nutmeg gets the first kill of the evening.

    Klaus 

Klaus Prigman

Played by: Matthew Mercer

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Fighter (Battlemaster)

    Cranberry 

Cranberry Stockings

Played by: Marisha Ray

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Cleric (War Domain)

    Bundlestein 

Bundlestein Sprucenberg

Played by: Sam Riegel

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Fighter (Samurai)

  • Accidental Misnaming: Gets hit with this the most, being called "Bundlesmear" and "Bruce Springsteen".
  • Butt-Monkey: He went from mucking out the reindeer stables to a somehow crappier position by being dragged into this adventure.
  • Hidden Depths: Working the stables has gained him several skills like communicating with the reindeer, and rope-tying. And his experience in maintaining Santa's sleigh makes him the second most qualified elf after Chutney for emergency toy production.

    Chutney 

Chutney Chocolatecane

Played by: Travis Willingham

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Rogue

  • Dragged Off to Hell: Last we see of him, he's being dragged away by the Hallow King.
  • Evil Old Folks: The most senior of the elves present. Time has left him so bitter and twisted to the point he tries to murder Santa.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's among the oldest elves at the North Pole, and he's perpetually surly and bitter.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The only one of the elves who doesn't get a happy ending. Which isn't surprising, given what he did.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He's felt underappreciated by Santa for years.
  • Old Soldier: During the first encounter, he admits he hasn't thrown down since 1756.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Can't get much worse (in this setting) than trying to kill Santa Claus.

    Ellory 

Ellory Jinglegumdrop

Played by: Julie Nathanson

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Race: Christmas Elf
Class: Cleric (Life Domain)

  • Accidental Misnaming: Cranberry keeps calling her "Elroy" thanks to his accent.
  • Edible Bludgeon: Her Spiritual Weapon is a fruitcake.
  • Genki Girl: This is her first Christmas, and she is very excited about it.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Literally!
  • The Heart: Hers is the loudest voice in favour of rescuing Santa, whilst Chutney and Nutmeg were openly discussing taking over.
  • Naïve Everygirl: When they find the grove of portals to other holiday worlds, only four are immediately obvious (St Patricks' Day, Thanksgiving, Easter and Halloween), leaving one out - Ellory is the first to suggest Valentine's Day.

    Bell 

Bell Mistletoes

Would have been played by: Laura Bailey

Race: Christmas Elf

Tails of Equestria One-Shot

    Countess Pi 

Countess Pi

Played by: Julie Nathanson

Race: Unicorn
Element of Harmony: Kindness

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Her talent for numbers and math comes in handy both for navigating mountains and analyzing Laz's jousting opponents.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Downplayed. She's a bit out-there, but is also one of the most empathetic members of the group.
  • The Empath: Picks this up as a secondary talent upon levelling up.
  • Good with Numbers: Her Cutie Mark talent.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: Helps Laz sleep by reciting numbers to him.
  • Punny Name: Countess suggests a regal bearing but also sounds like "count".
  • The Rain Man: The others jokingly call her "Rain-mare", though she lacks the social issues of the trope namer.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: She's Good with Numbers and Julie plays her with a Southern accent. Her Mind stat is also among the highest of the party.

    Tomeytime 

Tomeytime

Played by: Liam O'Brien

Race: Earth Pony
Element of Harmony: Honesty

  • Church of Happyology: Some of his self-help veers suspiciously close to this.
  • Expy: Design-wise, he's almost a ponified Caleb, right down to the belt of books. Though his actual personality is almost a parody of him: his study is limited to self-help books and his neurosis is Played for Laughs.
  • The Face: One of two for the party, along with Peaches.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: He's a studious pony who enjoys reading and wears glasses, and he speaks in a very nasally voice.
  • Punny Name: Like storytime, but with tomes instead.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Tries this against some thieves, but it isn't very successful.

    Trixie Gadgets 

Trixie Gadgets

Played by: Markia McCarthy

Race: Unicorn
Element of Harmony: Generosity

  • Gadgeteer Genius: It's her entire speciality. Initially her talent only lies in inventing, but she picks up engineering as an additional skill when levelling.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Wants to be a superhero.
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of the adventure, she takes up Lapis Lazuli's offer to act as Royal Gadgeteer for Zirconia, but promises to visit the others.
  • Name's the Same: With Trixie Lulamoon from the actual show, though it's probably a coincidence.

    Peaches Silversong 

Peaches Silversong

Played by: Ashley Johnson

Race: Pegasus
Element of Harmony: Honesty

  • Blade on a Stick: Takes a royal guard spear on the adventure and eventually gains talent with it.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: She takes her Honesty element completely literally.
  • Contralto of Danger: Played with. She talks this way, but her talents lie more in flute playing and being The Face than brute strength.
  • Famed in Story: She's already a famous musician who's played for Princess Celestia and Luna in the past, and is an acquaintance of Twilight's.
  • The Mentor: As the one Pegasus of the group, she's the one to train Laz in the art of aerial jousting.
  • The Face: The other one in the party. Her flute skills help on in Charm tests.
  • Flight: Naturally capable of this as a Pegasus, and notably the only member of the party who can.

     Whirlypoo 

Whirlypoo

Played by: Roger Craig Smith

Race: Earth Pony
Element of Harmony: Laughter

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Crystal Palace

    Ida Codswell 

Ida Codswell

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Electrical engineer & inventor

Played by: Ashly Burch


    Septimus Goodfellow 

Septimus Goodfellow/Archie Orlick

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Celebrity Spiritualist

Played by: Liam O'Brien


  • All There in the Manual: His real name, Archie Orlick, was revealed by Taliesin in one of the post-oneshot articles on the Critical Role website.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: After his death, he becomes one of the backwards-facing Shadow People.
  • The Alcoholic: Much of his earlier dialogue involves asking where the booze is.
  • Famed in Story: He's something of a celebrity spiritualist.
  • Foreshadowing: His Occult check is said to be very bad, with him substituting his Psychology check and Taliesin allowing him to have knowledge "in his notes" about things... because he is actually terrible with occultism, good at lying to people, and is a Phony Psychic the entire time.
  • Improvised Weapon: Grabs a fire poker toward the end in an attempt to defend himself.
  • It's All About Me: Once his true colors are revealed, he shows that he only cares about his own wellbeing, unlike the others at least trying to work together and help one another. This attitude leads to his death.
  • Killed Off for Real: While the other lost party members fall under Uncertain Doom, he's the only one to have been clearly killed. See below.
  • Meaningful Name: Goodfellow aka Robin Goodfellow is another name for Puck, a trickster fae from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Something that he would know since he's actually an actor.
  • Phony Psychic: He's really an actor who doesn't know crap about the occult.
  • Off with His Head!: Having had enough, he rushes for the exit in a blind panic, and ends up failing a Pushed roll. The group see him run into a shadow, and all they see next is his severed head fly through the air and disappear into another shadow.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Played for Drama, when he reveals he is a Phony Psychic while being their apparent only hope against the Shadow People.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After his ruse is found out, his only instinct is to get out of the Crystal Palace as soon as possible. This gets much worse when he fails a sanity roll, with it becoming an overwhelming compulsion that leads to his decapitation.
  • Wham Line: "I don't know what the fook that does."

    Hanako Hayashi 

Hanako Hayashi

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Socialite, Ambassador

Played by: Erika Ishii


  • In-Series Nickname: While Hanako can sometimes be shortened to Hana (still a legit name in Japanese), all the non-Japanese players end up pronouncing it "Hannah", Though Ashly makes an effort to at least try to use the correct pronunciation.
  • Proper Lady: Of the not-that-innocent variety - she learned lockpicking in boarding school.
  • The Face: Her intended role within the group when recruited.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She and Cpt. Badger share a mutual attraction and flirt a bit upon first meeting, but being thrust into a Cosmic Horror Story leaves them with little opportunity to explore their feelings further. However, at the job's conclusion Hanako expresses a desire to see Bently again in a non-work-related context, which he agrees would be nice.

    Alexandra Elise O'Neill 

Alexandra Elise O'Neill

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World Traveler, smuggler

Played by: Marisha Ray


  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Apparently this is her day job.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Is able to use the meditation techniques of the monks she is working for to activate a mystic artifact, in one of the few magical effects by the protagonists that is actually on purpose.
  • From Dress to Dressing: She uses a torn piece of her dress as an improvised bandage on the claw wounds Hanako received from the Shadow People.
  • Sanity Slippage: The second to lose sanity, in her case from the first encounter with the Shadow People. She becomes increasingly paranoid and twitchy at the idea of someone always right behind her, breathing down her neck, just out of sight. It goes away once the actual Shadow People show up directly.

    Dr. Mason Pocket 

Dr. Mason Pocket

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British Museum Antiques Archivist

Played by: Phil LaMarr


  • Black and Nerdy: He is the antiquities archivist for the British Museum.
  • Face Death with Dignity: As his attempt to rescue Ida by shattering the mirror fails and he's surrounded by shadows, his last thoughts as he's pulled in are that he went out testing a hypothesis, like a true scientist.
  • It's All My Fault: Due to both the horrific events and the overall nature of his part in the release of the Shadow People, Pocket blames himself for breaking the mirror and causing all of the subsequent problems that result.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: He makes it clear that he's a Ph., not an M.D.
    Dr. Pocket: I'm a book doctor, not a blood doctor!
  • Motor Mouth: When he starts to show the strain of the horrors around him after seeing the Shadow People, he becomes prone to bursts of sudden rambling about them.
  • Occult Detective: Borders on it. His main area of expertise is his knowledge of ancient cultures, which leads him to realize that between the black mirror and the red stone, the group are stumbling into something far greater than just a delivery service.
  • Sanity Slippage: Begins at the same time as O'Neill, also from the Shadow People. In his case, the first compulsion is a "connectivity compulsion," where if he starts talking about the Shadow People, he can't stop until someone can calm him down. The second time he fails a sanity roll, when he gets bitten by the Shadow People while trying to escape, he becomes convinced that the only way for Ida to help, and thereby prove his hypothesis about the Mirror People as helpful versus the Shadow People being harmful, is for him to break the mirror he sees and free the subject.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He really should have been more careful with that mirror, as breaking it caused a lot of occult horror.

    Cpt. Bentley Badger 

Cpt. Bentley Badger

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Ex British Cavalry, Butler to Mr. Merriweather

Played by: Travis Willingham


  • Battle Butler: He's a veteran of the Second Anglo-Afghan War and is currently employed as Mr. Merriweather's butler.
  • The Big Guy: He's easily the physically strongest and probably the most experienced combatant in the group. Thus, he's usually called upon to do the heavy lifting.
  • Cane Sword: He carries one disguised as a gentleman's cane as a relic from his time in the Second Afghan War. He only ever really uses it as a thinner surface to lift something up, and not in combat.
    Taliesin: I cannot believe you convinced me to let you have that.
  • Handicapped Badass: He walks with a cane due to an old war wound, but it doesn't really seem to slow him down.
  • Sanity Slippage: His sanity goes down first after seeing Joseph Weyland with a Missing Reflection, with him gaining a compulsion to check every mirror he comes across to make sure he still has one. However, it never really is much of an issue beyond general paranoia.

Feast of Legends

    Hogg Wyld 

Hogg Wyld

Played by: Ify Nwadiwe

Order of the Baconator

    Snax 

Snax

Played by Liam O'Brien

Order of the Nugget

    Tweezle Grillden 

Tweezle Grillden

Played by: Matt Mercer

Order of the Homestyle Chicken Sandwich

    Aunt Arctica 

Aunt Arctica

Played by: Marisha Ray

Order of the Frosty

  • An Ice Person: Comes with being the embodiment of the Frosty.
  • The Face: Having aristocratic connections to Queen Wendy herself makes Arctica a public relations juggernaut.
  • Older Than They Look: She was present at the birth of Queen Wendy, which says it all.

UnDeadwood

    Reverend Mason 

Reverend Matthew Mason

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Played by: Travis Willingham

After spending some time in Rapid City, Reverend Mason answered a desperate telegraph from Deadwood's minister, saying he was being run out of town and his church was nearly destroyed. He begged any nearby ministers to come salvage the church of Deadwood. Reverend Mason answered the call.
  • Badass Preacher: The latest preacher for Deadwood, and a former Cavalryman who is very handy with a shotgun.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A former Cavalryman with a bounty on his head for murder and desertion.
  • Heroic RRoD: Thanks to getting two 10s and the Joker, Travis makes a push for the HDYWTDT against Wild Bill Hickock, and gets it - but it leaves Reverend Mason incapacitated.
    The Dealer: Greed ain't cheap.
  • Horseback Heroism: Thanks to a really lucky stealth roll, he's the only one to stay on horseback for the final fight. Makes sense, as he's former cavalry.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: The good Reverend seems fairly clueless and naive, but he shows a more dangerous side when people start touching on subjects he'd rather have left alone.
  • Religion Is Magic: Subverted. He thinks his powers come from God, but it's hinted that they're from something far more sinister.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He’s always kind, polite, and God fearing, and thus sticks out like a sore thumb in Deadwood.

    Aloysius Fogg 

Aloysius Fogg

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Played by: Khary Payton

A former slave looking for refuge in the badlands. Unlike many, Fogg made his way to Deadwood in search of peace.
  • Always Gets His Man: He's actually came to Deadwood tracking a criminal by the name of Amos Kinsley, and bags him by the end.
  • Due to the Dead: Closes Clayton/Amos's eyes after killing him.
  • Foreshadowing: He displays a surprising amount of professionalism, leaving one of the Gem girls while in the middle of it for the job at hand. Strip him of the capacity for emotional attachment, and he'll even kill someone he considers a friend.
  • Lack of Empathy: Due to some unfortunate circumstances involving a failed spell, he loses his emotional empathy in the last part of the final episode For the next six days after the event. He admits that any other day he probably would have let Clayton go, but for some reason he doesn't seem to care, only caring for the law. He then noticeably, after killing Clayton, sleeps through the night without any issue despite his immense respect for the man he killed.
  • Meaningful Rename: He gave himself the last name “Fogg” after a mystical fog helped him avoid the slave catchers.
  • Sex God: Played for Laughs. The ladies of the Gem Saloon seem to really like him for some reason, even though he does nothing to earn it.
  • The Stoic: After losing his empathy, he is primarily identified by his lack of any real emotion beyond an adherence to justice.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Due to losing his empathy, he loses his sympathetic traits in the last few parts of the story, to the degree of pointedly ignoring Miriam's attempts talk him down.

    Arabella Whitlock 

Arabella Whitlock

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Played by: Marisha Ray

After her sister passed away, Arabella married her widower brother-in-law and is trying to begin a new life. An avid reader and student of the occult, astrology and the world's mysteries, the newlywed Mrs. Whitlock comes to Deadwood looking for answers...and closure.
  • Arranged Marriage: She was strongly encouraged to marry her sister’s widower to keep his business in the family. It's not a happy union, and the least she can say about him is "At least he doesn't hit me.".
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When it becomes clear the group has gained supernatural powers, she immediately wishes to raise her sister from the dead. Come episode 3...
  • Necromantic: She’s a student of the occult, and after seeing the undead rise, she wants to bring back her sister.

    Clayton Sharpe 

Clayton "The Coffin" Sharpe

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Played by: Matt Mercer

A laconic gunslinger for hire, not much is known about Sharpe outside of his reputation for keeping to himself and being a reliable hired killer.
  • Born Unlucky: Matt does not roll well when playing him, and most of his fights collapse due to bad rolls. Including, tragically, his final duel with Aloysius. He does his best to end it without killing him, but keeps missing, letting Aloysius get the upper hand and kill him.
  • The Cynic: He's deeply distrustful of just about everything, but most of all his new powers.
  • Evil All Along: Subverted. He was a criminal Aloysius had been hunting for some time, but the final confrontation between him and Aloysius paints him as the sympathetic party trying to stop the duel, and in the post-story recap, it's revealed that he was Wrongfully Accused in the first place.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: After spending most of the story distrusting it, he finally decides to make that final leap and give in to his new huckster powers...and becomes the first person in play to fail at casting a spell.
  • Fights Like a Normal: For the most part, he avoids using his Huckster powers, being afraid of them. The one time he does use them, it fails to work, so he opts to go back to what he feels is his specialty.
    Clayton: I don't know why I tried to deviate from my specialty in the first place.
  • Forgiveness: He understands that Aloysius is Not Himself in their final duel, and bears him no resentment when he dies, just smiling as he goes.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Matt deliberately doesn’t give him any last words, just saying he went out with an "ironic smile."
  • Guns Akimbo: Uses dual revolvers in combat.
  • The Gunslinger: While all of the party use guns, he is the most known for it, using Guns Akimbo. That isn't to say he can hit much, though.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: Shot several times by Aloysius in a duel, ending with a bullet to the heart.
  • Nay-Theist: He's seen enough barbarity in the world that he refuses to indulge in prayer, as he notes in "God Don't Play Cards."
    Clayton: If we all share the same dreams, I'm wondering if we're sharing this same source of... whatever this is, whatever that was, whatever you're looking for, whatever's causing all that. That ain't God. That wasn't God. What you did, can't say for sure, but... if it's what these folks have all been invoking, pretty sure that's not God, either. God don't play cards. Just be careful.
    Arabella: Are you a man who believes in divine evil, just as much as he believes in divine righteousness? You think this is the devil himself, or something else?
    Clayton: I ain't a religious man, not in a long time. I've seen enough people be animals out there, to know that if God made us in his image, God's every bit as feral as the things he created.
  • Properly Paranoid: Notes that it's very unlikely that the group has their Huckster powers from the Christian God.
  • Red Baron: "The Coffin."
  • Secret Identity: His real name is Amos Kinsley.
  • The Watson: He's the only one without previous experience of the occult in his life, and thus is the most reactive to all the weirdness happening around him.
  • Worthy Opponent: After killing him, Aloysius notes that he has nothing but respect for him in spite of what he had just done to the dead man.
  • Wrongfully Accused: While he has done many bad things, the crime he has a bounty for isn't one of them.

    Miriam Landisman 

Miriam Landisman

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Played by: Anjali Bhimani

Miriam and her husband set out from Chicago. Leaving him behind in Cheyenne, Miriam came to Deadwood to see if their family business could put down roots in a new hometown. However, the kind of goods "Miss Miriam" peddles aren't your usual wares.
  • The Alcoholic: She's nearly always drinking. It starts out mild, but the more she experiences, the deeper she drinks.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She may be selling snuff, but she doesn't want people to die from it, and encourages Joanie not to indulge when she thinks it might kill her.
  • The Face: By and far the most charismatic of the group, she excels at getting information out of people.
  • Fights Like a Normal: While she gained huckster powers same as the other four, she never uses them and relies solely on her Winchester.
  • The Lost Lenore: She didn't leave her husband in Cheyenne. She left him in a shack halfway between there and Deadwood, dead of the pox. The fact that she's implied (and later confirmed) to have given him a Mercy Kill when he was suffering and past help makes it weigh all the more.
  • Neutral Female: Not normally, but in one crucial instance: Brian doesn't let her roll to sneak up on Aloysius and knock him out with a bottle, so she's unable to interfere in the duel between him and Clayton.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Declares she will never forgive Aloysius for killing Clayton, and that whatever he was doing, it wasn’t the law.

Cinderbrush: A Monsterhearts Story

    Jamie 

Jamie Wrenly

Played by: Taliesin Jaffe

Skin: The Witch
A student who spent their summer in New York, Jamie has connections, associates, and mysterious powers that let's them more easily get the information they thrive on.
  • Cool Shades: A red-tinted pair.
  • Information Broker: The role they serve for the rest of Cinderbrush High, especially Sasha and The Hive.
  • Master of Illusion: One of their Hexes causes the target to halllucinate something, like bats, snakes, or bugs crawling under their skin.
  • Multicolored Hair: A mixture of black and red streaks.
  • Nice Hat: A wide brimmed black one that adds to their goth aesthetic.
  • Sympathetic Magic: They need something of someone’s to effectively Hex someone from a distance.
  • Transgender: They identify as non-binary and use he/them pronouns according to the seating chart.
  • Truth Serum: They know a Hex that causes intense pain in the subject when they lie.

    Sasha 

Sasha Murasaki

Played by: Erika Ishii

Skin: The Queen
Leader of an elite social clique called The Hive, Sasha is first in line to any school activities, and any illicit social events. Cameron’s ex-girlfriend.
  • Alpha Bitch: Oh, is she ever.
  • Amicable Exes: She and Cameron play with this a lot. They reconcile by the end of the story, and decide to experiment with Aff.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She’s dismissive, manipulative, and cruel at times, but in her best moments she’s fiercely loyal. This is best demonstrated when she soundly rejects Suzie’s offer.
  • Polyamory: The end of the oneshot implies she, Aff, and Cameron are going to pursue it.
  • Really Gets Around: She seduces the other three PCs, as well as a police officer, over the course of the story. Downplayed, as she was previously in a relationship with Cameron.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When she becomes her Darkest Self, she delivers a scathing one to Suzie, topped off by the quote under This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!.
  • The Team Normal: The only member of the group who lacks supernatural powers of some kind.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: When she takes down Suzie.
    Sasha: Go to fucking therapy, you bitch!

    Aff 

Abigail ‘Aff’ Flowers

Played by: Ally Beardsley

Skin: The Werewolf
The new kid in town. Though they’ve only just arrived in Cinderbrush, Aff has already developed a reputation after (alledgedly) punching one of their classmates in the face.
  • Adorkable: Aff is eager, excitable, and somewhat naïve. This is only exacerbated when they get high at the party.
  • The Big Guy: Aff’s Skin is the most geared to raw physical damage out of the group, and they’re the one who charges in to attack the cultists.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": They're not happy about being called Abigail by anybody - when a teacher is taking rollcall and reads out Abigail, they throw a book at him.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: They have no recollection of Jamie’s presence at their parent’s divorce court.
  • Polyamory: The end of the oneshot implies They, Sasha, and Cameron are going to pursue it.
  • Transgender: They use they/them pronouns. In their conversation with Sasha, they say it’s a recent choice.
  • Wolf Man: Their full transformation is described this way.

    Cameron 

Cameron Solomon

Played by: Ashley Johnson

Skin: The Infernal
A slacker who had some very unusual experiences over the summer, whose family owns the quarry outside town. Sasha’s ex-boyfriend.
  • Abusive Parents: His and Sasha’s behavior around his father Hank heavily implies that he’s at least emotionally abusive. The descriptions of parental shouting matches and Hank’s drinking don’t help matters.
  • Amicable Exes: He and Sasha play with this a lot. They reconcile by the end of the story, and decide to experiment with Aff.
  • Deal with the Devil: The basis of the Infernal Skin, and Cam is no different. Suzie says he also released the entity, but whether or not she was just getting under his skin is unknown.
  • Polyamory: The end of the oneshot implies He, Aff, and Sasha are going to pursue it.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Accessing his Bargain powers and asking questions of the dark power he’s connected to causes glowing green smoke to pour from his eyes.
  • The Slacker: He’s paying another student to do his homework.

Doom Eternal One-Shot

A tie-in special with the release of Doom Eternal, this one-shot follows the spirit of the Pathfinder: Goblins and Shadow of War games, with the players taking on the roles of the demons from the 2016 revival. See the DOOM (2016) character page for more about them.
    Krill 

Krill the Marauder

Played by: Taliesin Jaffe

  • The Ace: A villainous example - he's canonically the antithesis of the Doomslayer himself, and in this game he scores the first kill of the evening.
  • An Axe to Grind: Wouldn't be a Marauder without his signature blazing axe.
  • Not So Above It All: He props up a victim and re-hacks it with his axe, for a photo op.
  • Playing with Fire: His blazing axe deals additional fire damage.
  • Summon Magic: Calls upon a hellhound that he uses as an Action Bomb.

    Ichabod 

Ichabod the Archvile

Played by: Sam Riegel

  • The Face: Designated as the leader, but behaves more like this in the field. He gets the first natural 20 in a persuasion move on the Hell Priest, so he's certainly got that down.
  • Hidden Depths: Right off the bat he comes across as a Miles Gloriosus, but as the story progresses he's clearly putting work into leading his team and reaching out to them, like feeding Mancubus who hasn't got hands to do that with, qualifying for The Heart (insofar as demons even have hearts).
  • Just a Flesh Wound: Uses his bullet holes and other fresh injuries to store stuff.
  • Playing with Fire: All the demons are naturally fire-friendly, but the Archvile is a dedicated fire mage capable of pyrokinesis.
    Sam: (on trying to nail a running victim) I put a little spin into it...
  • Selfie Fiend: He scavenged a camera from a human victim, and has been using it for selfies and stuff. He even makes sure to take one last one as the Slayer kills him.
  • Summon Magic: Apparently all of the guys can do this, but being able to summon a Hell Knight is nothing to sneeze at.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He freaks the hell out once he realizes he and the party are trapped in a room with The Doom Slayer.

    Mancubus 

Mancubus the Mancubus

Played by: Laura Bailey

    "Phyllis" 

Phyllis the Pain Elemental

Played by: Anjali Bhimani

  • Collector of the Strange: For some reason all of her Lost Souls are known celebrities (presumably they all died out due to The End of the World as We Know It).
  • Squishy Wizard: The resident necromancer, able to summon numerous souls of the dead, and sadly the least capable of defending herself without them.
  • Summon Magic: Has this in addition to her necromancer powers, although summoning another Pain Elemental that should have identical powers to hers isn't quite the advantage she counted on.
  • Witch Classic: Her necrotic powers combined with Anjali's cackling voice all nod to this trope.
  • Worthy Opponent: After Dr Samuel Hayden, who'd been regarding the demons as little more than test subjects, gets a particularly stinging hit from Phyllis.
    "You're my new favourite."

    Reva 

Reva the Revenant

Played by: Jasmine Bhullar

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