The cast of Crosscode.
Avatars and Players
- Adorkable: Lea's expressions in conversations highlight that while she's excitable and curious, she's also incredibly awkward and at times bashful. Though the limited vocabulary doesn't help.
- Adventures in Comaland: Whenever Lea logs out, she has odd dreams filling in the gaps of her memories. She also reflects on some things that have previously happened. Some of those memories are Shizuka's, as her Evotar.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. Despite being an AI, she never turns against her programmers or attempts to hurt any human. The only time Lea gets genuinely angry with Sergey is when it's revealed that she's an Evotar, but it's justified because Lea realizes that he's been lying to her about being in a coma.
- Ambiguously Brown: Lea's skin tone is a more reddish color than what the other characters have. Seeing as how she's a clone of Shizuka, it would be a fair assumption to think that Lea is Japanese.
- Badass Adorable: Despite being a little bit on the shorter side of things and way in over her head at times, Lea almost instantly takes to diving into battle with great skill.
- Blood Knight:
- Carla notices that Lea seems particularly eager to test her combat skills. So much so that Lea has to be warned to run from high-level enemies at the end of the prologue rather than pull a Leeroy Jenkins.
- Should a player reach Rank A of combat, other party members will comment on how Lea seems to be really into fighting. If a player reaches Rank S, the party might comment on how they need a break, while Lea is still raring to go.
- In New Game+, if the player activates the "Sergey Hax" ability, Lea will do so much damage that everything basically dies in one hit. The first few times this happens, Lea will get an insane grin on her face with her text turning red, to show how much she's enjoying everything getting a One-Hit Kill.
- Break the Cutie: Twice. The first is when she's told that her real self is in a coma. The second is when she learns she's an Evotar and that the coma explanation was a cover story.
- Cloning Blues: She doesn't take learning she's an Evotar well. She goes nearly catatonic at first, and the following day, Lukas notes how quiet she's being, even by her standards.
- Color-Coded Characters: Blue.
- Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Emilie when she gets out of Faj'ro temple, obviously overwhelmed by the moth boss prior. She's also on the receiving end from Lukas during her breakdown in the Vermillion Wastes.
- Cute Mute: What she wakes up as, due to a glitch in her coding as an avatar. Thankfully, it's an uncommon yet known bug among the game's playerbase. The people helping Lea are able to gradually evolve her vocabulary. She gets really excited when she gets new words and phrases.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: Using the five elements changes Lea's stats a bit, as the elemental trees tend to focus on one stat at the expense of others.
- Neutral: Jack-of-All-Stats. This tree has decent stats and abilities in all cases, but isn't the best at any of them.
- Heat: Glass Cannon. Focuses on attack power at the expense of few defensive boosts. Includes "Berserk," which increases attack power at low health.
- Cold: Stone Wall. Focuses on defense, but not much in the way of pure offensive power. Includes "Bastion," which allows Lea to guard from every direction.
- Shock: Fragile Speedster. Focuses on aiming and long-range fighting over melee attacks. Its shot abilities tend to include homing attacks, further making it a long-range element. Its unique Circuit is the ability to get an extra dash.
- Wave: Squishy Wizard. Lots of boosts to health and HP regen, but not much else. Its abilities have ways to restore Lea's health.
- Flawed Prototype: Her muteness is a result of being this. As the first stable Evotar in existence, she was created with a glitch in her coding that prevents her from speaking. Evotars following Lea don't have the same glitch in their code.
- The Gadfly: Though she means it in good spirit, occasionally she gets the perfect opportunities to perturb her friends and capitalizes on them. Like simply doing an indiscriminate nod when Emilie asks if they're killing cows on purpose, or trolling Sergey with the "why?" command right after she gets it.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Evotars like Lea were parts of the Crosscode system that managed to become sentient beyond their players. As a result, Emilie and the others treat Lea like they would any other human player, even after finding out she's an AI.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a scar across her nose, just like Shizuka.
- Heroic BSoD: She goes into this when Shizuka encounters her and reveals the whole truth about her existence.
- Heroic Mime: At first. Her vocals have been damaged, so her Command HQ has to hardcode in new words for her to say, such as "Hi," "Lea," "bye," etc. She also eventually learns to talk with her hands, such as making a "1," "2," "3" or "4" to indicate multiple choice.
- Horned Humanoid: Sergey designed Lea's form with them. While they look like a costume thing, it's implied that her horns are basically part of her avatar's physical form. She's not particularly happy about them, and even has a portrait sprite for whenever she displays her displeasure about them.
- Last of His Kind: Lea was the last known Evotar found within CrossWorld's programming.
- Nice Girl: Bouts of being a potential Silent Snarker aside, Lea's quite a friendly person and isn't hesitant to lend a hand.
- Oh, Crap!: Most prominently when she realizes she's a Horned Humanoid, but she also has a subdued Jaw Drop expression just for moments like this. And odds are if someone or something surprises her, she's gonna be making said expression.
- One-Hit Point Wonder: Possibly in New Game+. One option to increase the game's difficulty is to make Lea die in a single hit from any source.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A heroic example, as Lea's eyes are a deep red.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Emilie's red, more reserved and somewhat bashful (albeit not by choice). She does occasionally have elements of red that outshine even Emilie, though, such as a passion for battle.
- Ship Tease: Gets some with Lukas' Evotar, considering she thinks of him the most as one of her main reasons to go against Sidwell. They get quite close in the Vermillion Wasteland proper, and Lea's last action before the Evotarground server crashes is to hug him goodbye.
- Silent Snarker: With no way to really hold conversations, Lea has to rely on nodding or shaking her head half the time. And in an MMO like CrossWorlds, there's plenty of idiots, jerks, and occasionally NPCs giving out ridiculous sidequests and often very weird or little praise. Lea has no small amount of irritation to demonstrate.
- Tender Tears: Gets these a couple of times. But mostly after she reconciles with Emilie about being yanked out of the raid they were on.
- Tomato in the Mirror: She is a highly advanced AI whose memories are based on Shizuka's.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright blue, in fact. Though given other people in the game have radical hair colors, nobody comments on this.
- Affectionate Nickname: Emilie eventually starts calling Lea "chérie", which is French for "sweetheart."
- Anger Born of Worry: After the first raid. She wants to know why Lea suddenly left right before the party was going to fight the raid boss. It's because Lea was pulled from the server into the Vermillion Wastelands by the Blue Avatar. But because Lea is effectively mute, Lea can't tell Emilie what happened. This only makes Emilie more frustrated until she finally blows up at Lea. It takes C'tron intervening on Lea's behalf to help Emilie bury the hatchet.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: The Pentafist class specializes in punches. Emilie herself usually ignores the fact that she has projectiles, preferring to get up close and personal.
- Big "NO!": Lets out a few of them after she has to do anything related to bugs.
- Blood Knight: Not quite as much as Lea, but Emilie really enjoys punching things.
- Cat Smile: One of her poses features one of these. Mostly when she's being mischevious or bragging.
- Color-Coded Characters: Auburn/Orange.
- Deadpan Snarker: She likes being sarcastic towards Apollo.
- Failed a Spot Check: She travels with Lea for days before realizing that Lea can barely speak. Emilie just assumed Lea was really shy.
- Friendly Rival: As both of them are new players, Emilie latches onto Lea as both a leveling partner and someone to inspire her to do her best when it comes to the dungeons, as they agree to a race in each one. Taking too long in these dungeons can result in Emilie winning. There's an achievement for beating Emilie every time, though.
- Gratuitous French: Justified, as she lives in France. She peppers her words with the odd French word or two, giving her speech a Bilingual Bonus if a player knows the language.
- Idiot Hair: Has a few hairs sticking up off the top of her head.
- Poirot Speak: One can tell she's French from her frequent use of oui, non, mon Dieu and so on.
- Punny Name: Her username, Emilienator.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Typically she's the red to Lea's blue, as a much more outgoing and easily excitable individual. Though even she can't keep up with Lea when the latter is going full battle junkie.
- Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Averted. Emilie mentions multiple times she's a college student, and has to log out of CrossWorlds to participate in group projects or do her homework.
- Tranquil Fury: After the first raid, when Lea suddenly leaves right before the raid boss, Emilie isn't happy about it. A week later, when Lea contacts Emilie again, Emilie makes it quite clear that she's still fuming mad. It's only when Emilie finds out that Lea didn't leave on purpose and really missed Emilie on top of that that she finally breaks out of it.]]
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Emilie really hates bugs. Just the sight of bugs is enough to make Emilie mildly nervous. When she has to fight a giant moth boss in one dungeon, Emilie is nearly catatonic after she wins. Oddly enough, she has no problem with the spiders in Sapphire Ridge... because spiders aren't bugs.
- Back for the Finale: Inverted. After spending most of the game with Emilie and Lea, he has to sit out the final siege against Sidwell due to real life issues.
- Badass Bookworm: Every seeker needs to undergo severe trials just to reach Maroon Valley; in spite of his nerdy demeanor and distaste for combat, he's taken on Kaiju grade killer robots by himself and won.
- Hollywood Nerd: C'tron is the quintessential biology nerd, and loves to pick apart the various fauna that Crossworlds has to offer... with varying degrees of enthusiasm from his audience.C'tron: Vultures have some fascinating biology... but most of it involves bodily fluids. I'll spare you the details.
- In-Series Nickname: The First Scholars Guild call him "Tronny" or his (presumably) real name "Toby".
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Averted; he's clearly a biologist, something Emilie lampshades. He does knows a thing or two about geology, such as how a cave beneath a lake ought to play hell with a region's water table. But beyond that, he sticks pretty close to his field of expertise.
- Purple Is Powerful: The group's mage, who utilizes precise, hard hitting spells, is also the one decked out in purple.
- Squishy Wizard: Straight up pummeling his foes is not his forte, but he has some extremely useful abilities that are great for exploiting enemy weaknesses.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Ice cream.
- The Mole: The Stinger heavily implies he's Sidwell, and was the one monitoring Lea from the beginning and leaked information to Gautham during the raid.
- The Reveal: The Stinger shows him strolling through Vermilion Wasteland (which he shouldn't have access to), reflecting on a private conversation between Lukas and Lea. The only person left who could possibly know such details is Sidwell...
- Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: He occasionally has real-life problems to take care of, and can't always play. He even misses out on the final raid. After the raid, he's seen for the last time in Vermilion Wasteland in The Stinger, reflecting on a conversation between Evotar Lukas and Lea, implying he wasn't being entirely honest about his offline activities.
- Willing Suspension of Disbelief: He often tries to justify the Artistic Licenses that happen in the game, but they still really annoy him.
- All There in the Manual: Unlike the other characters, who have their names listed in the in-game journal, Apollo's full name has only been mentioned in a single Twitch stream. It's Mark Apollo.
- Character Development: Minor, but he goes from an always-bombastic, quick-to-conclusions annoyance to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who does slow down to listen to Lea and company when things begin to get serious.
- For Great Justice: To the point that Justice is always capitalized when he says it.
- Hot-Blooded: Always screaming, always willing to fight.
- Incoming Ham: BLUE HAIRED SPHEROMANCER!
- In-Series Nickname: Joern calls him "Polly" on occasion.
- Mirror Boss: As Apollo is the same class as Lea, he pulls off the same attacks and Arts. Half of winning fights against him is figuring out his strategies, and the other half is knowing your own class abilities to keep him from catching you off-guard.
- New Game+: He's actually already played CrossWorlds. Multiple times, in fact. The character he's currently playing as is far from the first one he's created. It's how he wins the race with Lea and Emilie in Grand Grys'kajo; he's played through the stage so many times that he knows it like the back of his hand.
- Odd Couple: With the much more level-headed and less hammy Joern. Certain combat banter against Shokats implies they may even live together (Joern mentions that they need to feed their cats after they get off the game, and that Apollo forgot to water their plants).
- Recurring Boss: The player will fight him a total of three times across the game in each area starting from Bergen Trail and ending in Gaia's Garden.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Joern's blue.
- Running Gag: He never refers to Lea only by her name. It's either "Blue-Haired Spheromancer" or "Spheromancer Lea." If Lea beats him in the Faj'ro Temple PVP match, he starts calling her by her name. Near the end of the game, he agrees to call her just Lea... once.
- Shout-Out: A big one to Ace Attorney. From his name, to his default pointing pose, to his obsession with JUSTICE, this guy's a stand-in for Apollo Justice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Grass green. Emilie calls him "Monsieur Grasshead" as a result.
- Unknown Rival: Lea doesn't exactly consider him someone she has to fight all the time.
- Unwanted Assistance: He vows to set Lea on the straight and narrow after all of her "cheating." Lea not only doesn't want Apollo's help, she takes steps to actively avoid him.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Your first fight with him outside Bergen Trail will kick your ass if you're not on the absolute top of your game. For specifics, imagine your party's Artificial Brilliance turned on you completely with little breathing room.
- Worthy Opponent: He eventually begins to see Lea's worth. Should Lea beat him in the PVP duels, he'll even comment that he has no shame in losing to someone so naturally talented.
- Cuteness Proximity: Downplayed, but he is quite excited to see some of the cuter mobs in CrossWorlds, such as Shokats and Frobbits.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover: He's quite distraught over having to fight Shokats. He also mentions owning cats in some battle banter.
- Odd Couple: With the much more flamboyant Apollo, who Joern often tries to rein in. Certain combat banter against Shokats implies they may even live together (Joern mentions that they need to feed their cats after they get off the game, and that Apollo forgot to water their plants).
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Apollo's red.
- Shield Bash: One of the moves he'll spring when fighting in your party.
- Actually a Doombot: A rare heroic example; the Lukas that the Blue Avatar captures is an Evotar version of him, and the real Schneider is completely fine.
- Cooldown Hug: He and Lea share quite a few during their time in the Vermillion Wasteland.
- Crutch Character: When you first party up with him, Lea's likely around only her early-mid thirties, level wise. Lukas is level 60, and Lea will have to rely on him to defeat some of the more powerful enemies that the two of them fight.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He tells Lea to run when he's frozen by the Blue Avatar, essentially leaving him to his death.
- Nice Guy: He's generally an all around nice person who tries to make the best of his and Lea's situation and help her through her growing distress.
Blue Avatar/Gautham Ranganathan
A flying avatar with incredible powers over the game and a special interest in Lea. He's eventually revealed to be Gautham, a friend of Sergey, Satoshi, and Shizuka still working for Sidwell.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: The Blue Avatar is blue.
- The Dragon: He's the only one left working for Sidwell without resistance, and has the server authorization to back it up.
- Dragon with an Agenda: By the end, his only real interest is in seeing how far Lea has grown, and refuses Sidwell's order to destroy the Evotar's servers so he can give her a final challenge.
- Driven to Suicide: Gautham decides to "log out" permenantly after Lea overcomes his challenge.
- GMPC: The Blue Avatar is Gautham's Avatar in CrossWorlds, but still maintains his world editing privileges. He's not above using this to give some enemies unbeatable amounts of HP.
- Hindu Mythology: Gautham appears Indian, which is probably why his godlike Avatar has blue skin. His One-Winged Angel form takes the form of the Hindu god Ganesha.
- Royal "We": Befitting his divine Avatar.
- Sanity Slippage: The horrible acts he preformed for Sidwell took a massive toll on his sanity, and he kills himself after Lea defeats him.
- Worthy Opponent: He's absolutely fascinated by Lea's growth, and wants to see just how far she can go. Once she's defeated him for the last time, he shakes her hand in person.
- Archnemesis Dad: As the one who funded Lea's creation and named her, he could be considered this. Lea confronting and slapping him is akin to a distraught daughter lashing out at her disappointing father.
- Affably Evil: He talks politely, and Lea's flashbacks have him interacting with her in a way that seems almost fatherly. However, he's fully against what Lea and company are up to, and does not hesitate to threaten them the moment they step into the Vermillion Wasteland and starts implementing countermeasures at a breakneck speed.
- Beneath the Mask: Literally. In Lea's final flashback before storming Vermillion Wasteland, Sidwell removes his mask and jacket and loses his unwavering frown. He gains a variety of expressions to interact casually with Lea. According to Sidwell, she makes him nostalgic of a former mute female coworker who was the only one he could open up to honestly; his job demanded him to maintain shallow relationships with many people. Sidwell consoles Lea when she can't remember a hand sign, tells her about the stress he feels after having another disagreement with his employees, and goes on to say that despite humans having gone so far, they are just another creature in the universe.
- Dramatic Unmask: Subverted. He finally removes his mask to Lea in one of her flashbacks... to reveal a completely average looking middle-aged businessman.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Downplayed. Strangely, despite being a businessman only concerned with making profit, he refers to his deeds as "evil" to Shizuka and when Lea confronts him in the evotar server room he goes onto say that the power of empathy foiled his plans. Although, he could just be acting facetious towards the morally-inclined Shizuka and Lea.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Downplayed. When he's alone with Lea, he speaks about a mute coworker of his he was very fond of many years before the events of the game, and was the only person he could communicate with honestly, while he had to maintain shallow relationships with everyone else.
- Insignificant Little Blue Planet: He asks Lea if she knows what a starry sky at night looks like, with no town or city nearby and says that when she sees it, she'll realize how insignificant humans are in the universe, and that they're just another kind of creature.
- It Amused Me: He admits he knew his plans were going downhill once Lea managed to escape the Vermillion Wasteland, but kept going with his acts because he wanted to see how far she could get.
- Karma Houdini: He walks away scot-free once his ambitions fall to pieces. Sergey is absolutely furious that he can destroy three lives and just walk away, but nobody stops him.
- Money, Dear Boy: Exploited the full potential of creating complete memory doubles of Crossworld players, which involves interrogation and selling personal information.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Twice.
- First is when he makes a serious effort to repair Lea when she malfunctions, even though she was merely a "phase 1" prototype and he could have easily replaced her. This not only grants her the means to rescue the other Evotars, but also allows her to escape and ultimately destroy his operation.
- Secondly, it is implied that he created Lukas 2.0 to provide Lea with some emotional stability after he kidnaps her. Not only does "Lukas" aid and encourage Lea's escape, he also serves as the final straw that crashes Sidwell's server during the final battle.
- Non-Action Big Bad: The final battle is with Gautham; Sidwell is never fought.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Sidwell may be scum, but he does seem to be legitimately fond of Lea. He realizes his plans are basically screwed once Lea escaped the Vermilion Wasteland, but keeps going just to see her beat him.
- Walking Spoiler: His existence isn't hinted at until after the first Wham Episode.
- A Taste of Power: You play as Shizuka during the prologue, easily defeating several enemies that can one-shot Lea when they first reappear.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Well, AntiHero, but regardless of Shizuka's attitude towards Lea, all of it stems from her and her brother being held captive, in Satoshi's case until his death.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Her resentment of Lea seems to stem from the feeling Lea was replacing her as Satoshi's sister.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's utterly brutal to Lea the first two times they meet, but she eventually comes to find common ground with her and softens up.
- Mirror Boss: Since Lea is a copy of her, her fighting style and abilities are exactly like Lea's, complete with the same spinning dodges.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Flashbacks show that Shizuka was very supportive of her older brother Satoshi and his ambitions, even showing concern about him overworking himself. This previous Nice Girl version of her personality would carry onto Lea, while Shizuka eventually lost most of it after Lea's creation, feeling that Lea was replacing her as Satoshi's Sister, and even more so after witnessing Satoshi's death.
- Team Mom: She's very supportive and kind to each and every one of her guild members, and does her best to comfort Lea when she's confronted with the various problems regarding her avatar.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He mostly comes off as a slacker who hangs around to mess with people, but he does manage to hold his own pretty well in combat.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: His skin tone is somewhat tanned, contrasting his silver hair color.
- The Gadfly: He loves getting Lea's goat and teases her relentlessly.
- Perpetual Smiler: He's never seen not smiling.
- Becoming the Mask: At first, Sergey only activated Lea to restore her memory so he could learn where Shizuka and Satoshi were being held, and only used her as a last resort. However, as he watched her grow in the Playground, he began to see her as a friend and began helping not only for Satoshi's sake, but for Lea's as well.
- Deuteragonist: In the second act, the story becomes as much Sergey's as it is Lea's. The monologue before the credits is told from his perspective.
- I Will Find You: Everything he did (at first) was to find Shizuka and Satoshi.
- The One Who Made It Out: Out of him, Satoshi, Gautham, and Shizuka, he was the only one who managed to completely diverge from Instantainment and Sidwell.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Basically, considering Sergey is monitoring her from outside the game.
- Almost Dead Guy: When Shizuka finds him, he's typing away at a computer and dies the moment he gives cryptic exposition and finishes uploading something.
- Heroic Sacrifice: His death in the beginning is because of him working himself to death presumably uploading Lea into a hidden file, and he eventually provides Sergey the method to shut down the Evotarground, at the expense of his own Evotar being shut down with it.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He passes away minutes into the game. Lea's dreams tell us more about him, and he eventually shows up as an Evotar.
- Old Soldier: He's pretty old. He's also pretty skilled with a rocket launcher.