Characters for Dame Daffodil.
Charo Flores (Dame Daffodil)
The eventually eponymous hero. Charo is a loud girl, playful and is always willing to start a new adventure. She refuses to go anywhere without her sunshine shoes. Shell do anything to encourage her best friend, Alesea. Shell do anything for her and her brother, Anselmo.
One day, she comes across a daffodil hairpin displayed at the window of a shop for £3. One encounter with a Toxic Seed later, she discovers it allows her to transform into a superhero. She takes on the name Dame Daffodil and devotes herself to fighting monsters and saving people (more than she already was, at any rate).
Tropes associated with Charo:
- Action Girl: Comes with the territory.
- Admiring the Abomination: When confronted with her very first monster, Charo is stilled and beholds with wide-eyed... and sparkly-eyed admiration and subdued excitement. Although, knowing Charo, she's probably less interested in the Toxic Seed itself and more the fantastic possibilities its presence implies.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Downplayed with her being sixteen but her height relative to Momo and Alesea, who aren't that much older than her, paints her in this light.
- Adorkable: Never will you find such an exuberant admire of superheroes, especially of herself.
- All-Loving Hero: Charo has an invested interest in the well-being and safety of everyone she meets, including the Toxic Seed.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Momo has this perception of her, anyway.
- Badass Adorable
- Bare Your Midriff: Charo's navel tends to be visible when she's in her casual clothes.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Beware the Silly Ones
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite being rather wise and of average intelligence, she prefers to look for excuses to avoid doing homework.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Pretty much Charo's #1 defining trait, aside from her boundless optimism.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
- The Cutie: She's just adorable with how excited she gets.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish one.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Sports one as Dame Daffodil that resembles a pair of leaves.
- Good Is Not Dumb: She may hate planning but she's good at coming up with convincing lies under pressure.
- Guile Hero: Subverted. Dame Daffodil openly expresses her aversion to planning but states with wisdom that, in the heat of battle, there's no time to plan. She's better at thinking things out in advance of a problem instead of in its midst.
- Hair Decorations: Her daffodil hairpin Transformation Trinket.
- Hand Blast: Dame Daffodil's means of attack.
- The Hero
- Hidden Depths: As noted under Wise Beyond Their Years, Charo's thought out what it means to be a hero in much more depth that her disposition would have you assume.
- In a Single Bound: It takes her a jump from near-ground level to clear a two-story building.
- Invisible Parents: Her parents are never shown or mentioned in the comic. The author provided some details outside.
- Light 'em Up: Dame Daffodil's Hand Blasts are explosive beams of light.
- Little Miss Badass: She's little, she's a miss, and she's a badass.
- Little Miss Snarker: She may look like a lil' ray of sunshine but she's got a sharp wit of her own.Momo: "I want you both to be careful of those 'monsters'."
Charo: "Monsters are real now? I thought everyone was a raging drunk?" (referring to when he called anyone who claimed to see a monster a 'raging drunk'.)
Momo: "I will fight you."
- Nice Girl
- Plucky Girl
- The Pollyanna: To the point that, when she trips in the middle of a heroic run, she's overjoyed at getting 'her first hero injury'.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow
- Skewed Priorities: While Lady Lily is worried sick over where a Toxic Seed has vanished to, Dame Daffodil is preoccupied with 'boing'ing the strands of her hair.
- Squee!: Beholding heroism or cool new things provokes this reaction from her.
- Wingding Eyes: Stars grow in Charo's eyes often when she is excited. Which is often.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite her age, she demonstrates a rare wisdom in talking with others about heroism, revealing a detailed and developed mindset that created who she is today.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Tells this to Alesea when the latter has doubts about taking on the role of Lady Lily.
Alesea Ridley (Lady Lily)
Alesea is a year higher in school compared to Charo, but the two are good friends thanks to living next door to each other since they were little. She is a gentle soul who is rather quiet and soft spoken. Charo is the most precious person in her life.
As fate and/or coincidence would have it, Alesea acquires a ring that allows her to transform like Charo and adopts the moniker Lady Lily.
Tropes associated with Alesea:
- Badass Adorable: As Lady Lily.
- Battle Couple: With Charo as Lady Lily, given how Word of God confirms the two view each other romantically.
- Best Friend: Charo came across Alesea while she was crying over come boy related matter. She tells Charo there's no need to beat them up but thanks her. Plus, Charo gives her ice cream.Author's Note: Meeting the best friend is always fun.
- The Chick
- Cowardly Lion: She's not confident as Lady Lily but, when Charo needs her, she will throw her chips in and get the job done.
- Dual Wielding: While transformed, Lady Lily gains another ring on her other hand. It can create a whip of its own that's just as strong as the real ring's.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Sports these after an all-nighter of researching flowers for the purpose of coming up with her superhero name.
- The Heart: She has a more emotional and empathetic understanding of her surroundings than Charo, who means well but is rather full-forward throttle.
- Heroic BSoD: When she finds out that Charo is Dame Daffodil, she freaks out a bit. Charo takes her home and gives her some chocolate from her emergency stash.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Even after she saves Charo's life and helps defeat a Toxic Seed, her self-esteem's not any better for it.
- Love Interest: To Charo.
- Ring of Power: The lily ring.
- Shrinking Violet: She does not adjust to the combative lifestyle of a superhero as easily as Charo, to say the least.
- Whip It Good: Has the power to conjure vines to constrict enemies and bind their movements.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her Lady Lily form colours her hair pink. She's quite surprised when Charo takes note of it.
Charos reluctant older brother. Anselmo, or commonly called Momo by his sister. He does not wish for a crazy lifestyle, as it interrupts his daily life, studies, and part time job. But his wish to protect Charo keeps him on his toes.
Tropes associated with Mosorry, Anselmo:
- Affectionate Nickname: Charo loves to call him 'Momo'.
- Aloof Big Brother: His default expression is somewhere been 'tired apathy' and 'If I could, I'd go out into the vacuum of space to be left alone'.
- Asexuality: Word of God confirms that Anselmo is asexual.
- Big Brother Instinct: Despite his roughhousing with Charo, he still genuinely cares for his little sister and worries about her accumulating injuries as Dame Daffodil.
- Curtains Match the Window: Much like with Charo.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Sports these when he accosts Charo over her missing school (because, unbeknownst to him, she is Dame Daffodil and there was a Toxic Seed attack she had to take care of). Despite his aggression, it shows he's been worrying himself sick for her.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: He holds strongly to the belief that "anyone who believes monsters exist is a raging drunk". This is in spite of the fact said monsters gain a lot of credible mention in the news and his own friend saw one. Subverted when he warns Charo and Alesea to be careful about the monsters; his denial was more about being dismissive than certain.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible one.
- Invisible Parents: Refer to the same entry under Charo.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Less 'jerk' and more 'rough big brother' but he takes tremendous care of Charo even as she tries his patience with her antics and injuries.Author's Note: Anselmo can be kind one minute, tackling you the next.
- Like Brother and Sister: He's just as protective and worried of Alesea as he is of Charo.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Charo keeps him in the dark about her double-life as Dame Daffodil.
- Mr. Fanservice: The author seems to think so.
- Not So Above It All: While Charo acts half her age, squishing her big brother's cheeks like a kid, he's not afraid to respond in kind.
- Oblivious to Love: Downplayed; he doesn't really notice when others think he's hot. When he does notice, he doesn't care that much.
- Promotion to Parent: As Charo and Anselmo's aren't around, Anselmo handles Charo's lunch money and the housework.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Looks like your typical Deadpan Snarker, loves karaoke.
- Team Mom: A sour male example who would rather be anywhere else but nurturing and caring all the same.