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    Main Characters 

Daniel Ti'Fiona

Daniel Ti'Fiona is the brother of Alexsi and a retired adventurer. More or less the star of the comic.

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Mab

A faerie whose favored/default form is a purple-furred cat, Mab lives in a pocket dimension in Dan's closet and is an integral part of the main cast.

Associated Tropes:

  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: She's the most obvious one, as the others mostly wear shoes or something like shoes.
  • Berserk Button: Do not pull on her antenna.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Childhood Friends: With Dan.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Though, compared to some fae, Mab comes off as pretty well-grounded, as she proved with her interactions with Queen Nutmeg. Apparently, the royals have a habit of "making stupid rules", as she put it.
  • Color-Coded Characters: It seems quite rare to see her not wearing usual purple and orange dress in particular, and those two colors in general.
  • Cuddle Bug: She has a list of things she's hugged, which somehow includes Death. Her hobbies are described as "hugging and....more hugging".
  • The Ditz: She acts like this, see the "Obfuscating Stupidity" entry
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She's never seen wearing shoes.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • One of the reasons why she travels with Dan. We knew she left the Faerie Kingdom and that it had something to do with Queen Nutmeg. This turned into a Resolved Noodle Incident when we find out that Queen Nutmeg decreed that "no one is to have a tail fluffier than hers" and Mab decided "Screw that" and left.
    • The other one, mentioned in a cutaway panel, is the reason why she can't order potato skins. The only thing we got from that the order started a fight between two people she knew.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: As a Fae, Mab is naturally omniscient and nearly omnipotent, but Fae deliberately put limitations on themselves when spending time in a given universe. Here, Mab really is silly and flighty and fun-loving, but when she leaves this plane, her omniscience returns.
  • Older Than They Look: Way older.
  • Really 700 Years Old: We don't really know how old she is but do know she's much older than the rest of the cast.
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    Supporting Characters 

Jyrras Gianna

A half kangaroo rat/kangaroo, short, shy, cute Jyrras is also a scientific genius with a sizable fortune due to his inventions and the influence of his mother, a highly respected lawyer.

Associated Tropes:

  • Adorkable
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Everyone he's been attracted to so far is badass, a jerk, and/or demonic... but sweet and goofy or a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Inverted. Jyrras is the youngest of seven, the only boy, and the only one to be a kangaroo rat like their dad instead of a kangaroo like their mom. The result is that they persistently treat him like a baby and goodheartedly pick on him for being "so adorable", and with their superior size and strength, he can't do anything to stop them pestering him. He's ecstatic when his mom gives birth to a little brother because this means that they'll focus their attentions on him instead.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Small, adorable-looking and gentle-natured, but quite willing to attack like a wild animal if he's cornered and desperate. To say nothing of his talent for producing scientific weaponry.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Always seen wearing some shade of blue and it's usually light blue.
  • The Ditherer: The Insecure. Along with his shyness, Jyrras is also known for his indecisiveness and ever-questioning attitude towards his choices in life (as such discussed about his Goals in Life when he first met Dan) and his personal feelings (most notably his skepticism regarding his feelings toward Dan, Lorenda, and Abel and whether he believes he's truly gay or not).
  • Gayngst: A downplayed case, but he does get some plot complications; two cases of Incompatible Orientation in a row, plus his own dithering on whether he is or isn't bisexual enough to like Lorenda.
  • Gender Equals Breed: He's a kangaroo rat like his dad, while his sisters are all kangaroos like their mom.
  • Incompatible Orientation: First with Dan and then with Abel.
  • Lethal Chef: As of strip 1314.
  • Mad Scientist: While it has yet to be directly related to the series, Jyrras is a very skilled inventor who has even accidentally created life. Twice, in fact.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: He's the Blue Boy to Lorenda's Pink Girl.
  • Shrinking Violet: Jyrras is the shyest character in the series.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason he likes Abel and Dan as he reveals to Daniel himself. There is/was also his attraction to Lorenda who, whilst a Demon, is a genuine Nice Girl.
  • Transparent Closet: As lampshaded by Lorenda in comic 829. His sisters called it from early on.
  • Truly Single Parent: Created Deathbringer and M.A.C.E. and calls them "his daughters", who in turn call him "their father."
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Dan.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Wildy at least seems to think this is the reason that he wouldn't take the free punch she offered him. Given that she's a close friend and Jyrras isn't particularly violent, she could very well be wrong.

Lorenda Soulstealer

A chubby but friendly Cow/Demon-Mare half-breed, Lorenda Soulstealer lives at Jyrras's mansion and looks out for him.

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Pip

A small drake, Mab's apparent pet/best companion and bane of Dan's life.

Associated Tropes:

  • Fluffy the Terrible: Dan, Abel and Fi have all been terrorized by him at some point. Normally, he just seems a harmless pet.
  • The Chessmaster: Forces Jyrras to reveal his firearm technology to the world by eating the phone. Although he had hoped that the resulting confrontation would have gotten someone killed.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He's a small drake, vastly undersized and underpowered compared to "standard" dragons. The Reveal that real dragons are the Lawful counterpart to the Chaotic fae and don't exist on Furrae also implies that he is one of those dragons whose omnipotence was taken away for disobedience the Dragons' creator, Direlamyl. Presumably, Mab doesn't know this in-character.
  • The Unintelligible: except to Mab. It might be Obfuscating Stupidity, if Abel's dream is any indicator.

Wildy San

A hot-blooded, hot-tempered, mischievous ferret with a major tomboyish streak. She and Dan have been friends since they were kids, and Dan's vendetta with Regina has something to do with her mother's death.

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    Lost Lake Denizens 

Abel Dimitri Rewanz

A cat-based Incubus who was originally going to be Dan's roomate at the Succubus And Incubus Academy, he ended up being sent back to live at Lost Lake and be Dan's teacher instead.

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Alexsi Ti'Fiona

Dan's elder half-sister (same father, different mothers), the owner of Lost Lake.

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Fi'

A "Warp-Aci", a kind of extradimensional familiar, that was originally supposed to disguise itself as Dan's letter to attend SAIA and then teleport him there. Through a complicated series of accidents involve Pip, he became Dan's instead.

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Pyroduck

A mysterious figure who started visiting the Lost Lake early in the series run and has recently moved into a relationship with Alexsi.

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    Random Goers 

Aaryanna

A cat-based Succubus on a quest to find and kill Dan for killing her friend, Destania, she gave it up after falling in love with Merlitz. Extremely proud of being a Succubus, the relationship broke up during the SAIA arc and she went on to become a teacher at the Academy.

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Aliyka

Aliyka somehow manages to be both an adventurer and a pacifist. An old friend of Dan's, who met her during his first encounter with Dark Phoenix.

Associated Tropes:

  • Actual Pacifist: As you might expect from a peacekeeper type girl like her, with her quote:
    "I'm sure he would give peace a try if you stopped trying to stab him..."
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her hippie ways make her come off across as this (Adventurers usually stop things with fighting), though it was effective at stopping the mows in strip.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Her cast page lists her as "phoenix/feline", however, she's a phoenix that transform into a feline.
  • Nice Girl:As her cast page says, she's always had a history of a peacekeeper and was once head of the debate and peace department when she was in highschool.
  • Put on a Bus: She and Merlitz caught the same one when the group of players left Furcadia, though the latter still has his cast page.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In her feline form. She's not in her feline form very often but let's say you don't want to see her in that form.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She rarely does it but when she does, look out.

The Basement Rats

A group of about four rats who live in the basement at Lost Lake. They became Dan's roomies when he was sent to live down there, but he and they get on well enough.

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Biggs San

Wildy San's brother, formerly sister, an exile and leader of the Twinks.

Associated Tropes:

  • Big Brother Instinct: He may be a jerk, but is willing to threaten even Destania for even possibly hurting his sister.
  • The Chessmaster: Someone else who's gearing up for something big...
  • Fantastic Racism: When his sister comes to him with her doubts about whether the adventurer's guild is really helping protect Beings from Creatures, he gives her a lecture on how Creatures are too dangerous to trust, as they have no empathy to restrain their considerable powers.
  • Inherent in the System: Biggs' philosophy is that the whole world sucks, specifically how it runs on Might Makes Right. It's gotten to the point where he almost doesn't hate Regina for killing his mom, believing she's a victim of the system like everyone else.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Implied in comic #1640. Jyrras brings up in passing, much to Biggs' enraged embarrassment, that in his original identity as Bridget, she had a huge crush on Dan. It's suggested that Biggs has never confessed to either having been Bridget or about Bridget's romantic feelings to Dan because he figures that Dan would reject him for having been turned into a guy. Ironically, his reaction to the comment suggests he's still carrying a small torch for Dan.
  • Missing Mom: Shown to have been killed by Regina.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Wildy.
  • Touched by Vorlons: He used the boon Mab offered to him to gain the magical power he would need to begin changing the status quo.
  • Transgender: After Biggs teases him for a bit, Jyrras brings up the following: Biggs used to be "Bridget". Biggs winds up forgiving Jyrras for deadnaming him, but also threatens to dunk him out a two story window if he does it again.
  • Villain Has a Point: While clearly Biggs' isn't supposed to be likable when he defends the "civilian casualties" in the adventurer/Creature war as For The Greater Good, it's hard to deny that he has a point about how the adventurers are needed. Creatures do abuse Beings, often fatally, and they do get off with a slap on the wrist for it, legally. Hell, the primary type of antagonistic Creature, the Demons, are explicitly called out as not caring to retaliate for their own (because Might Makes Right, so a Demon who got killed deserved it) and as the most rampantly abusive of species because of that same belief that any Being too weak to stop them is just a walking snack if they decide it. Before the Early Installment Weirdness kicked in, even Lorenda the Half-Demon, despite professing to try and follow Being morality, was a rampant cannibal.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Has only been shown wearing a shirt once, when forced to by hospital rules, which he complains about and takes off the instant he exits the door.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Biggs claims this, as the reason why he can now beat up the formerly crossdressed Dan. Subverted when it's revealed to be Destania in disguise, whilst the real Biggs is outright confused at the notion that somebody wouldn't hit Wildy when given the chance.

Deebs (Deathbringer) and M.A.C.E

Artificial life-forms accidentally created by Jyrras, Deebs is a living wad of bubblegum that typically takes the shape of a tiny bunny and M.A.C.E is a powerful humanoid robot.

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Dark Pegasus

Kria Soulstealer's brother (real name "Aliph Soulstealer"), creator of the whole school of necromancy, but disillusioned with that sort of magic, to the point he now specialises in creating "Death Guards", which are golems fueled by the harvested souls of the undead.

Associated Tropes:

  • Back from the Dead: Multiple times!
  • Came Back Wrong: Kria and Devin note that he seems to get more and more... off... each time he is brought back to life. Specifically he's become more obsessed with conquering or destroying the one kingdom he wants.
  • Contractual Genre Blindness: Prefers the "classic" ways of villaining. This hasn't exactly helped him when facing Dan.
  • Driven by Envy: Aliph felt envious about how Kria's accomplishments got more notoriety while his successes often went unnoticed. This eventually drove him to rush his plan to create an undead army to conquer the kingdom of H-Ann, leading to his mistake that created the Undead and resulted in his first death.
  • Enemy Mine: After a dragon attack in Zinvth, Kria calls him for advice on how to handle the politics of the situation. Dark Pegasus realizes that the dragons are after Dan's grandmother and agrees to help. He is aware of the irony of Dan's greatest nemesis helping him against a bigger threat.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For all that he can be a horrible villain, he cares a great deal for his family.
  • Evil Gloating: Averted. When he proves to be a far better father figure for Regina than her real father could ever hope to be, he points out he gets more satisfaction about being better than gloating about being better.
  • Evil Overlord
  • Family Values Villain: For all that he cannot comprehend social values, Aliph clearly considers his familial duties to be extremely important. Lorenda describes him as the uncle who attended her dance recitals and taught her to ride a bike, and when Regina concludes that her biggest ambition is a career in fashion, Aliph helps her find entry-level job listings, send applications, and prepare for interviews.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He will kill people mid-sentence and smile at you politely while he rips your heart from your chest (which he almost succeeded to do to Dan)
  • Hates Being Touched: No hugs. EVER.
  • I Gave My Word: In the backstory, Dark Pegasus actually gave Dan an offer that if he didn't seek revenge on Regina for fifty years, he wouldn't attack the kingdom of H-Ann. Apparently Dan knows for certain that he would keep his word and the strip where this is revealed all but states outright he's...
  • Lawful Evil: Implied by Dan and nearly outright stated in the strip name mentioned in the above trope.
  • My Greatest Failure: He hates being reminded that he originated the Undead.
  • Our Liches Are Different: It's heavily implied that he may be the closest thing in this setting to a Lich.
  • Parental Substitute: With Lorenda's father dead and Regina's father being "an idiot", Aliph has become a substitute father for both of them. At the times when he's shown with Regina, you could almost forget that he's one of the main villains.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Chews out Regina who wants wanton violence because it's just mindless destruction. When she says she wants to be popular, Pegasus points out that violence tends to have the opposite effect.
    • His greatest regret is creating the Undead. Not because he desecrated the graves of countless Beings doing so, but because they have free will and are useless as slaves.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over
  • Sour Supporter: His opinion of Regina's ambition to be a fashionista is that it's stupid, but if it's valuable to her, then he will help her attain it.
    "Regina. I don't know if you have noticed, but I tend to find -everything- stupid."
  • You Are What You Hate: Possibly; the explanation of his Start of Darkness heavily implies that Aliph may be a unique form of undead himself.

Devin

An undead cat who Kria Soulstealer used to keep as a slave, when the Undead spontaneously "awoke" forty years ago, she took him in as a kind of adopted son. Secretly, his original self was an associate of Abel's, murdered shortly before he discovered who his father was.

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  • Blank Slate: He was this for a while after receiving his own soul from the backlash of a currently unknown event. He had to retaught everything from the very basics of walking.
  • Blue Boy Pink Girl: To both Lorenda's and Regina's Pink Girl.
  • Came Back Wrong: Devin Soulstealer might even have a different "Soul" than the one Abel knew.
  • Cats Are Mean: And very snarky. He's not bad all the time, though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He rivals Abel for the position of being the most snarky of the cast both pre- and post-undeath.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: To go a bit into some details, His dad left him after he was born, which sent his mother over the Despair Event Horizon, where she looked out of the window and waited for his dad to return before passing away (adding insult to injury, it's implied his mother killed any siblings he would have had and she blamed him for his dad leaving on her deathbed), so he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle, who didn't raise him in the most loving way. After Cindy's funeral, he took a Last Stand and died.
  • Gayngst: A minor case as Devin might have been gay when he was alive. He's not obsessing over it yet, and being undead he doesn't have any romantic leanings, but he was enjoying hearing about his life from Abel until that came up. Mostly from the reveal that he had a boyfriend and he feels guilty that he "didn't love him enough" to remember him after becoming undead.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Bullied Abel during their childhood. Abel believed the reason he did so was because of Abel's wings but Devin reveals that because of his troubled childhood, while he took to being jerk, he did so indiscriminately and he never hated Abel particularly. However, this page seems to imply that Devin may have been Driven by Envy as well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As seen in Abel's Story.
  • The Slow Path: Devin had to be retaught everything (from Kria Soulstelaer, no less) from the very basics of walking after a certain event caused the Undead to receive their own souls.
  • Stepford Snarker: Pre-undeath. Dark and Troubled Past Because a rather troubled childhood. It would seem Abel took after Devin in this regard.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Thanks to being an Undead.

Fa'Lina

See Cubi Clan Leaders, below.


Kria Soulstealer

Kria Soulstealer, notorious Demon-Mare, mass murderer, rampant cannibal, spreader of chaos. Also Lorenda's mother and not without her good side.

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Matilda Kissriss

A tauric three-eyed cobra-like Mythos that Dan meets while accompanying Mab to buy a new home, she is quite attracted to Dan, and reassures him that it's a natural feeling, as her kind are immune to Charm Person effects.

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Merlitz Meshaiko

An ex-adventurer who was let go from his group upon claiming to have met a dimension-travelling human, a skilled pyromancer. Had a short-lived romance with Aaryana, but broke things off with her and then left to become an adventurer again after the SAIA arc.

Associated Tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: ''Mer
  • Bus Crash: As of comic #1326
  • Color-Coded Characters: Always seen in blue.
  • Killed Offscreen: He was killed after the SAIA arc and before strip #1326
  • Never Found the Body: As pointed out, his adventurer gem means either he is dead, OR 'sealed by powerful magics'. It's pointed out in an author thing that he's still in a Schrodinger situation.
  • Only Sane Man: Early on, he was the one guy who would try to keep things together when they got chaotic.
  • Playing with Fire: He's a fire mage.
  • Put on a Bus: The character was borrowed from a Furcadia player who was a friend of the author's, as was Aaryana. When the players broke up and left Furcadia, the author broke the characters up and gently removed them from the comic.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: One of his hobbies is flower arrangement.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: When he's using his fire powers, his eyes turn orange.

Regina Darkblood

A Demon of the Soulstealer family, 2nd-niece to Kria and Dark Pegasus. Self-centered and vapid even by Demon standards. Dan and Wildy have a history with her; they've vowed to kill her.

Associated Tropes:

  • Accidental Murder: Her killing Wildy's mother was done on adrenal reflex and it was apparently her first kill.
  • Ax-Crazy: Aside from the instance mentioned above.
    • Ironically, Character Development reveals that she is not as ax-crazy as other demons; she was ordered to go on a rampage as a demon rite of adulthood, and would have been happy not to go on one at all. In particular, she only attacked Dan because she mistook him for a rapist who intended to "tame" her.
  • It's All About Me: While all Demons that we see have this trope in some form or another, she's even more this trope by Demon standards.
  • Martial Pacifist: From her talks with her boss Viv and Dark Pegasus, Regina enjoys a fight and DOES have violent impulses but seeking out a fight? Doesn't do anything for her.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Pink Girl to Devin's Blue Boy
  • Planet of Hats: For all her talk of going on rampages, her boss figures that she only does it because she's a demon and it's the sort of thing demons do. Being a Cubi with an affinity for pride, she can tell Regina doesn't care about rampages the way other demons do.
  • Puny Earthlings: The blow that killed Mrs. San? A single swipe. Regina was as surprised as Dan was that it killed her.
  • The Rival: Sees Lorenda as hers. Lorenda either doesn't know or doesn't care.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted Trope. Repeat-"Self-centered and vapid even by Demon standards."
  • Skeletal Appendage: For much of the comic her left wing was nothing but bones, while her right wing was whole; she could've grown it back at anytime, except she thinks it looks cool. During her time with Dark Pegasus, she grows it back; it's implied that she has a Healing Factor and that she has to get her wing touched up at a salon every now and then.
  • Stupid Evil: Loves mindless violence and destruction. When she says she wants to be popular, Dark Pegasus points out violence tends to make one less popular.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Ultimately her feud with Dan and the San family comes down to Dan being Innocently Insensitive, horrible timing and Regina's inability to control her worst impulses. She does not even REMEMBER what she said to Dan during the fight.
  • Yaoi Fangirl

    Real Worlders 

Amber

The Author Avatar of, well, Amber. Usually has to be persuaded to continue to write the comic.


Fluffy

A replacement of a former real-life character (A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doll). Was originally a character in an earlier comic that Amber did as a school project. Mainly acts as a foil with Amber, motivating her through various means.

Associated Tropes:

  • Ambiguous Gender: Not even Amber knows and it's not like Fluffy'll tell either (and asking seems to be their Berserk Button), though fans tend to think that Fluffy is a girl.
  • Cartoon Creature: Whatever they are it's hard to tell and the official page lists them as "Dog (?)"
  • Deadpan Snarker: They're sarcastic and cynical with the dialogue to match:
    "Beep beep. The stupid bus is here for you Amber."
  • Eyes Always Shut: We only see Fluffy with open eyes once (in strip #126)

    Cubi Clan Leaders 

Cyra

Mother of Destania and grandmother to Dan.

Associated Tropes:

  • The Atoner: Seems genuinely regretful of at least some of the deaths that resulted from her actions. It probably helps that her clan was almost entirely wiped out, which is emotionally devastating to Cubi and especially to clan leaders.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She's the youngest of the 'Cubi clan leaders, being about 7,000 years old.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: As Cyra can attest, killing M'Chek wasn't worth it.
  • Evil Matriarch: Has an indelible reputation as one, though she does not act as one in the comic.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: She not only has green eyes, but every member of her clan does too as a defining trait, including Dan's hypothetical daughter with Matilda.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Because her default form as a giant cubi was making Dan uncomfortable, she assumed the form of a tiny old woman because this was Dan's expectation of a grandmother's appearance.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Ultimately why the Dragon/Cubi War started. It wasn't just because she killed a dragon. It was because until then, no one thought the Cubi could GET that strong.
  • Honey Trap: How she tricked and killed M'Chek, by gaining his favor and betraying his trust.
  • Hope Is Scary: When she thought only Destania was alive, she was ready to give up existence, her only living child having cut off contact entirely. Finding out Daniel is alive and may rekindle her clan is terrifying her about the prospect of truly living again.
  • I Want Grandkids: She's delighted to finally have a grandson after so long. Hard to blame her, considering how she lost nearly all of her clan.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: She accidentally killed everyone in a city she was only trying to take for herself, kicking off the Dragon-Cubi War and resulting in the near-extinction of not only her clan, but the Cubi in general.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Just hearing the name "Hizell" being involved with what's going on with Dan makes her break out into a panic, with multiple voices coming from her saying she's paranoid of the two that came with Dan to visit her, warning them to run and reliving the horror of her entire clan being killed.
  • Silver Vixen: Yes, what Dan was expecting his grandma to look like is different than what she is, which is that she doesn't look much older he does.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Takes it to its logical conclusion by being a Large and in Charge Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever.
  • Was It Really Worth It?: She destroyed Hishaan, and found out it wasn't worth it.

Dimanika

The leader of her eponymous clan. Her emotional affinity is Confusion.

Associated Tropes:

  • Actual Pacifist: Does not tolerate her clan killing others, though she (temporarily) lifted this rule during the War.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: When you meet her, she usually takes the form of someone else you are thinking about.
    • Note that, despite the trope name, this often makes situations rather awkward. And she can't turn it off.
  • Blinding Bangs: Her hairstyle covers her eyes.
  • Casting a Shadow: She and her clan can manipulate their own shadows.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: According to her profile, this is a common thing with her and her clan, as the others can't tell if it's Obfuscating Stupidity or if this clan is just plain weird. Then again, this might be justified.
  • The Gadfly: Why she hangs around Zezzuva. She specifically tries to get a reaction out of her.
  • Genki Girl: She's as bouncy and hyperactive as one might guess from her overall appearance.
  • Logic Bomb/Logical Weakness: To let people see her true appearance, they have to "think of someone they've never seen before." Surprisingly enough, Dan manages to do it on the first try; The comic's title states that most people think of themselves the first time they try it.
  • Nice Mice: Well, she's nicer than some of the other 'cubi we've seen. Actually, going a bit further, her clan (is one of the few that) has a strict "no kill" rule.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: To Zezzuva.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The shortest of the Clan Leaders. Makes sense, she's a mouse.
  • Power Incontinence: She has no control over everyone seeing her as whoever they're thinking about when they first look at her.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Seems to have this going on with Zezzuva.

Fa'Lina

Headmistress of SAIA, she started the academy during the Dragon-Cubi War to protect young cubi and help them to develop and learn. Despite not giving off any emotions, her emotional affinity is Hope.

Associated Tropes:

  • Affably Evil: Self-confessed insane sadist, headmistress of SAIA and strongly implied to kill on a whim, and yet…
  • Beauty Mark: She has one below her right eye.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Almost always adorned in some shade of purple (most commonly magenta, fuchsia, or some combination of the colors, if not wearing outright violet).
  • Eccentric Mentor: She runs an academy for emotion-eating, mind-reading, shape-shifting, inherently magical Creatures. Acting weird comes with the territory. It's partially explained by the fact that being an "orphaned" Cubi Clan Leader tends to leave one a little loopy.
  • Emotionless Girl: By 'cubi standards, though she's more The Stoic (by the story's and our standards), either way, no one knows what her emotional affinity is because she "gives off no emotions herself"
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Got into a major fight with Destania when she suggested using Being children to demonstrate methods of torture on, and not only told Aniz how disgusted she was by his treatment of Abel, but only waited for him to stand up after the first punch she threw, which was for a completely different reason, just so she could get the best possible angle on the second punch.
  • Friend to All Children: She is noted on her cast page to have "a near insane love for children and infants" which is evidenced in the main comic by her taking in and watching over Abel after he was forced into SAIA, sparing an infant Pyroduck's life (in lieu of killing him for revenge on his father) and giving him to the care of the Phoenix Oracle Da, and, as Fi notes, getting into a rather nasty fight with Destania when the latter wanted to use Being children and infants in her torture class.
  • Gag Boobs: She's the most buxom of all the characters in the series. Even other Cubi assume she's abusing her shapeshifting abilities to get them, though it's hard to say whether they're actually natural or not. She also lampshades the trope by noting that if they were any bigger, she'd need to reinforce her spine to handle them.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Her clan's signature emotion was Hope. This, her motherly tendencies and her friendship with Cyra made her a target during the Dragon/Cubi War. And ultimately what got her through it.
    ...I was the clan of Hope, Daniel, And hope is a very peculiar thing. Sometimes, hope is all one has. And sometimes... hope is all one needs.
  • I Want Grandkids: The reason why she's so thrilled that Pyroduck is dating Alexsi, even more because she's the last of her clan.
  • Large and in Charge: According to Cyra, all Clan Leaders are naturally huge. She's just shapeshifted herself down. Which makes it a lot less unusual that she would know nearly everything going on at SAIA: theoretically, she could be as big as the academy itself.
  • Last of Her Kind: Not in the obvious sense, since there are plenty of cubi around. But Fa'Lina's the last of her clan. And clan leaders can neither have more children nor convert others into their clan, so she always will be.
  • Mood-Swinger: Apparently, all Cubi are like this and it gets worse the more powerful they are. Fa'Lina is a very powerful Succubus.
  • Older Than They Look: As with many Cubi.
  • Omniscient Morality License: She claims to have this, but also freely admits to being an insane sadist because they're apparently a package deal.
  • Parental Substitute: To Abel and Pyroduck.
  • Plucky Girl: See Hope Springs Eternal.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Bordering on Gracefully Ladies Like Purple, Fa'Lina is a powerful canine succubus that wears a lot of purple or purplish hues.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's 9,288 years old but you wouldn't be able to tell that by looking at her.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Another complicated one. She's a fantastic mother figure, but she's self-admittedly evil.
  • Silver Vixen: As she sadly lampshades in the second half of Abel's story, nobody seems to ever notice.
  • Sizeshifter: See Large and in Charge.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Being a high-ranking 'Cubi.
  • Team Mom: To her school, which was founded on this principle (she started it as a sanctuary during the War). Her clan was originally known for this.
    • To the point of becoming something of a surrogate mother to Pyroduck and Abel.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Taun has stated that Fa'lina is living on borrowed time due to having lost her entire clan and keeping SAIA out of the physical plane, so, from what's implied, if she leaves SAIA or brings the school into the physical plain, she'll die.

Piflak

The leader of her eponymous clan. Her emotional affinity is Pride.

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Nact'Larn

The leader of her eponymous clan. Her emotional affinity is Lust.

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Quoar

The leader of His eponymous clan. His emotional affinity is Love.

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  • Beware the Nice Ones: Seems like a pleasant enough man, if appropriately conniving for a Clan Leader. He also killed the wife of a very powerful and influential dragon.
  • Crusading Widower: Why did he kill Hizell's wife? Hizell killed his.
  • Duality Motif: His Clan always has Two of Something about them, both being opposites of each other. Two eye colors or two types of wings (one being angelic the other being demonic) are the most common.
  • Nice Hat: Is it Ever! A nice top hat to go with his cane.
  • Opt Out: Never comes to any meetings. Because he never comes to the meetings, the 'Cubi don't really know much about him or his clan.
  • The Power of Love: His clan's emotional affinity is Love.
  • Shrouded in Myth: To the point the other Clan leaders have their doubts he's even alive.
    • Extends to his clan. They don't use the Academy and the only reason the other clan's know they are still around is One Envoy shows up every thousand years. Because of this, no one knows how many are in his clan.
  • Walking the Earth: Implied, as he's apparently reclusive, so we can guess he's nomadic

Zezzuva

The leader of her eponymous clan. Her emotional affinity is Envy.

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Aniz

Abel's father, who tricked Abel's mother, May, into bearing his child by murdering her husband and assuming his form.

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  • Abusive Parents: He successfully pretended to be a loving father with no hints of abuse for around two decades, but then he turned around and packed enough abuse for a lifetime into one day.
  • Consummate Liar: Comments on this at one point, when he says that he could make up a sob story about how all he wanted was to live the humble life and have a family... after all, he's spent so long living a lie; might as well throw a few more out there, right? Though as it turns out, the part about him wanting to have a family wasn't entirely a lie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He left SAIA, consequences be damned because his ex Destania was still there. This (and some outbursts) made Fa'Lina further extend the suspension of his plans to 375 years.
  • Fantastic Racism: He felt a little bad for killing Hennya (a mythos) but he called May (a being) "worthless".
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Aniz used to be more carefree and cheerful, even managing to woo Destania of all people. Then his clan was slaughtered and things rapidly went downhill from there.
  • Killed Offscreen: By Edward Ti'fiona and his wife, Quintinga.
  • Last of His Kind: At first; he was the sole survivor of the massacre that destroyed his clan who didn't kill himself or change clans afterwards. Needless to say it had a major effect on him. He later managed to father Abel and may have fathered others before his death.
  • Never My Fault: As we saw in his reveal, he blames his victims for something he does, in which case, he blamed Hennya for making him kill her and he blamed everyone else when Fa'Lina called him out what he did.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When we see his red eyes more clearly, we know he's not playing when he threatened to kill May, if Abel wasn't a "good little boy".
  • Survivor Guilt: It's hinted that the psychic backlash of his entire clan being killed was his Start of Darkness.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: More like "used to be a total dork". When Fa'lina is describing Aniz's past relationship with Destania to Dan, the image shown is of teenage-equivalent Aniz amusing his girlfriend by making fart noises.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He seems smug, calmly sadistic and generally in-control at first... which abruptly collapses when Hennya slightly injures him and things stop going as planned.
    • We later learn this exact behavior is very typical of cubi, since their existing off emotions makes them often lose fights because they get way over-emotional way quickly.

Azlan

A faerie whose favorite form is that of a fox, he wears a patch to give himself more angelic wings and hide his antennae because he thinks they make him look girly.

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Cindy

A friend of Abel's from before he moved to Zinvth.

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  • Break the Cutie: Implied, as Abel mentioned her letters "overtime got more sad". As we and Abel can tell, she never got better.
  • Cool Big Sis: It's implied that she had this sort of relationship with Abel, complete with a playful "Heya Runt!" when he was kid.
  • Driven to Suicide: Some time after the Rewanz family moved away from Zivnth, she ended her life by jumping off a cliff (apparently).
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: She has a third eye on her left palm. According to Aniz (disguised as Cid Rewanz), this came from her father, Maverick, playing around with magic.
  • It's Always Sunny at Funerals: After her funeral, Abel reflected on how sunny it was, thinking, "Guess I should be glad it didn't rain."
  • Only Friend: To Abel, during his time before moving Zinvth, as she was only one who didn't pick on or discriminate against him.
  • Only Known By Her Nickname: In the few times she was mentioned, she 's been called "Cynthia" twice.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: A small extent since some of the trouble for Abel started after he returned to the town where the both of them lived for her funeral.
  • Watching the Sunset: Her last letter to Abel mentioned how much time she spent watching the ocean on a cliffside.

Destania

A feline-based Succubus, Dan's mother.

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  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Why did she berate and torture Abel while she was at SAIA so badly? Because Abel is Aniz's son and Destania didn't take their break-up very well. At all.
  • Arch-Enemy: Dragons and Hizell in particular. Also Abel, though it is she who persists in the hostility.
  • Ax-Crazy: Fa'Lina mentions that Destania may have finally snapped during the events of the comic.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: At first but eventually... nope.
  • Evil Matriarch: Described as such by others, and when she finally appears she seems to fulfill the role.
  • Evil Teacher: When she was at SAIA. As Abel put it, she was so cold that he's surprised "Dan didn't come out with frostbite".
  • Faux Affably Evil: She's quite charming up until you do something she doesn't like. Then she knows no bounds.
  • Last of His Kind: Before Daniel's birth was the last living member of Clan Cyranote .
  • The Resenter: According to Fa'lina, Destania was quite aware that everyone blamed her mother for the war, and so by extension blamed her, and thanks to Cyra artificially extending her lifespan that resentment festered more than it should have been allowed to.
  • Retired Monster: Zig-zags. She used to be head of the Pain & Terror Department at SAIA, teaching Cubi how best to physically and mentally torture Beings for emotional sustenance before ripping them apart and eating their souls. Fa'lina once got into a fight with her for planning to to use Being infants as "demonstration materials" in her classes on torture. Abel describes her as possibly the coldest, evilist creature in SAIA and that she literally wrote the book on evil. All that, yet she seems to have mellowed out somewhat after getting married... except she's perfectly happy to hire adventurers to attempt to kill Abel for being 'stupid' and leaving the Academy. Oh, and her own daughter is an acceptable sacrifice, as she's a 'traitor' for falling in love with a dragon. Oh, and she's apparently planning genocide against said dragons.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Why she's not the head of the Pain and Terror department anymore. Weirdly, Dan is an exception, as she seemed to be a normal mom to him from what he says.

Hizell

A dragon infamous among the Cubi for destroying numerous clans, including Fa'Lina's, Siar's and Cyra's. He seems to be taking a particularly active role in the dragon's conflict with the Cubi.

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May Rewanz

Abel's mother, who we see in Abel's Story

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  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Aniz threatened to kill her if Abel didn't go along with his plans. Fortunately, Fa'Lina suspended his plans (for 375 years) and he died before he had a chance to act on them.
  • Berserk Button: As Sally learned the desk way, don't bring up May's past or imply she's a slut.
  • Good Parents: From what we see about her, she was a very loving and devoted mother to her son, even playing with him when no one else would. Moving to Zinvth was her idea, especially since the school principal, Sally, refused to enroll Abel into the school.
  • Miss Yo Yo Knickers: It's implied she was this in youth, where she called herself "foolish and selfish". When Abel was born, there came rumors that she slept around with a Creature, while her husband was adventuring. The truth of the latter is more complicated, as Aniz disguised himself as her dead husband, Cid.
  • Nice Girl: She could have extended her life with the money she had but she used it to help others.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's where Abel gets his spotted appearance from.
  • Parting Words Regret: Averted, her last act alive was to, telepathically, reassure her son that she still loved him, despite what happened.

Mink

An cephlopodian cubi of an unknown gender

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