There are two greater beings at work in the Extended Universe. MvC, that is MLP-vs-Capcom, was the one to bring people together in peace. While a smaller grunt in the army named Eschaton wanted unity through conquest. This ideological dispute led to a civil war and forced MvC to rebuild his homeland.
MLP-vs-Capcom is the peacemaker. He unified workers by telling them about the division of labor and how ech society could gain an advantage by only making what they are good at and trade for all the rest. In spite of being universally praised and revered as a demigod by the citizens of Drodon, he has kept a low profile and avoided the public eye when possible. Only Eschaton's rise brought him out of hiding to call a resistance group to order.
- All-Loving Hero
- Big Good: Sort of. He stopped taking an active role in the storyline as soon as DA-Land was raised.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He unites the workers, commissions the building of DA-Land, and took a back seat for the time being. It remains to be seen just how much of a role he'll play as the story continues.
- Humble Hero: Does not at all want to be stigmatized just for having a good idea.
- The Paragon: He united the workers with a great economic platform, which is why he is so revered.
- Stop Worshipping Me: Would be perfectly content to live as a hermit in the mountains rather than be seen as a figure of the working man.
Once known as Dante Rodriguez, he was a soldier for the Planet Drodon out of LavaTown. Some say he was just lazy, others said he had delusions of grandeur, but most said he was just bored. But whatever the reson, he gained the knowledge to combat MvC and conquer all of Drodon. Somewhere along the way, he learned the power of shapeshifting, meaning he never looks the same way twice to whomever sees him.
- Ambition Is Evil: Declared war because he felt left out of MvC's World and instead wanted to create his own society with his own rules.
- Big Bad: The main villain of the piece who sent MvC into exile.
- Classic Villain: Represents Greed, Pride, and Wrath.
- Evil Former Friend: Is this to Sir Galbraith. Even though he doesn't single out the good knight, Galbraith is still among those killed when Eschaton's forces invade an immigrant community where Colonel Knight Rider spends the first ten years of his life.
- Meaningful Name: His name is the Ancient Greek for "last, final", indicating he is the final solution for all of Drodon.
- Playing with Fire: The form he took to officially conquer Capitol and drive the resistance into exile.
- When Trees Attack: Like in Macbeth, a variation. He takes a burning tree and throws it at the palace. No, not just a branch, the whole dang tree!
In a desperate attempt to keep the resistance against Eschaton going, MvC founded a new country as a dual principality. Two friends who had served together before finally became co-rulers of a kingdom. Emerald as as chief diplomat, resistance commander, and guide to those on DA-Land, and Antisapien is in the field maintaining order through the land.
Princess Emerald of Gem World
Princess Emerald was appointed to her position when it was decided MvC establish a Government in Exile. Though inexperienced and reluctant at first, Emerald took naturally to her new post and has led a valiant resistance with her partner Antisapien for fifteen years now.
- Emerald Power: Her name is Emerald, she wears an emerald, and her dress is emerald. What do you think?
- Fallen Princess: A subversion. Emerald is still very powerful, it is just that her assigned government has changed.
- Insistent Terminology: Called out Spongey when he referred to her as "Majesty" rather than "Highness". Probably favors accuracy over clarity as "Highness" is the correct term for most princesses in the real world.
- Meaningful Name: Combined princess of Gem World with Emerald Power above.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Matches her gem, too. Though no explicit descriptions are given, it seems to be beautiful.
- Politically Active Princess: She rules a whole country with only the help of Antisapien in the cities.
- Princesses Rule: She was only recently about to become Princess of Gem World, but when Eschaton invaded, MvC made DA-Land a principality just for her.
- Smurfette Principle: Despite being the leader of a country, she the only female character of note when she is introduced in the series.
- Vague Age: She was only stated to be of the "age of reason" fifteen years before her reign began. Though she is implied to have kept herself from aging further through artificial means.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She was thrust into her position at an implied young age. She was almost forced to take up this role, so it figures this trope would come into play soon.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is green.
Before the Fall of Capitol, Antisapien the Christian Dinosaur was Princess Emerald's close friend and advisor. When she was appointed to lead, Emerald wanted him to have some authority. Now, Antisapien leads in the infrastructure of DA-Land, clsoer to the people, maintaining order and stability from within while she handles broader measures. While Antisapien's role is more akin to a mayor, he was given the ceremonial title of "prince" anyway.
- Ambiguously Christian: Besides wielding a cross, there is nothing to suggest he's Christian beyond his name.
- CivilizedAnimal/TalkingAnimal: Is a well-mannered talking dromaeosaurid (raptor-like dinosaur) who is also a practicing Christian.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A raptor, specifically.
- Fantastic Religious Weirdness: Apparently, this universe has a version of Christ for Antisapien to be a practicing Christian. Faith has not been portrayed explicitly in the story yet, but a Christian Dinosaur sticks out like a sore thumb.
- Domesticated Dinosaurs
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Emerald.
- Raptor Attack: Averted. His introduction describes him as feathery. Also, he is a benign raptor.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's not tied to a palace and his lawmaking agencies are localized. So he has a lot of leeway in going on adventures.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He serves as a combination mayor, sheriff, and missionary for all of DA-Land
- Seldom-Seen Species: In a bold aversion of Stock Dinosaurs, Word of God confirmed the design basis of Drodonian raptors is Achillobator rather than the traditional "Velociraptor".
The Gang of Four are defenders of the realm of DA-Land. Their story is still in progress, but they meet when Wesley goes to visit the princess and every one of them decides to tag along.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble:
- Wesley is Phlegmatic.
- Alex is Sanguine.
- Ryan is Choleric
- SilverEagle is Melancholic.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: Plus a Cleric.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Initially want nothing to do with one another, but come together when common ground is found.
- True Companions
Wesley is a student of magic who actually dropped out of magic school to learn independently. He studies the inner workings of the Orb, but one day, a summons from the princess to work on the Orb sets this journey in motion and changes his life forever.
- Author Avatar: Is this for Doctor-of-W, the creator of the Universe.
- Cool Loser: Is a bit awkward and antisocial, but is still a friggin' wizard!
- Hikkikomori: Would rather stay at home studying than be outside having adventures.
- Playing Card Motifs: The Ace of Spades is common in his card tricks. It was used as a valuable Chekhov's Gun in his introductory story.
- Power Floats: Has levitation abilities.
- Magicians Are Wizards: Played with. Wesley uses parlor magic to practice his magic aura. It actually comes in handy at times.
- Nerd Action Hero
- Our Mages Are Different: Calls himself "Mental Wizard", which sounds similar to a standard psychic.
- Training the Gift of Magic: His life's quest.
Alex is an androgynous rogue and the head of the Thieves' Guild of Middleburg. Able to exploit legal loopholes to steal valuables and prepare for Eschaton, they run into Wesley merely by chance. They decide to go with Wesley to the princess after remembering how dangerous the journey is supposed to be.
- Ambiguous Gender: The story always tiptoes around their gender and even uses "they" pronouns for them.
- Badass Normal: Don't seem to have any powers, but they can more than hold their own in a fight.
- Bishōnen: Straddles the line between this and Bifauxnen to the point where it is unclear which they are.
- Fragile Speedster
- Gender-Blender Name
- Knife Nut: Their Establishing Character Moment has them juggling throwing knives.
- Guile Hero: As their introduction shows, they could sell the ocean to a fish just by talking.
- Sticky Fingers: Just can't resist stealing money or magical items.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: They too are prepared for the inevitable rise of Eschaton. But they believe by stealing all the goodies they can, they can stock up and power through the apocalypse.
Ryan is a member of the Loyal Order of Golden. As part of a paramilitary organization to prepare for Eschaton, he is given the honorary title of "Knight" in the event of war. Unfortunately, no fights has made him go stir-crazy. After he attacks our heroes, he decides to go visit the princess himself so he can be put on her court and promote his order there.
- Badass Beard
- Cool Sword: Ascalon.
- Knight Errant: He wants to play the role so badly he charges our heroes for no reason to just feel that rush.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Charges after Alex and Wesley with no thought put into it whatsoever.
- The Paladin: A Knight of a Holy Order with a magic sword.
- Power Glows: Thanks to Wesley's Luminous Magic, Ascalon glows whenever Ryan channels his energy through it.
SilverEagle is a Cleric of Golden. He is supposed to keep Ryan from wandering into danger and harming himself. Ryan'sexploits have driven him to near madness as a result.
- AerithAndBob/OddNameOut is the only member who does not have a normal-sounding name (by our standards).
- Combat Medic
- Non-Indicative Name: Is not an eagle but a human.
- Magic Staff: With a small snowglobe at the end giving off a white aura.
- The Medic: Specializes in medical magic and his job is explicitly to keep Ryan safe.
- Religion Is Magic: Not religion per se, but following a Holy Order seems to be. In story, Silver is basically a wizard using his magic for a specialized purpose.
- White Mage: Literally.
The Royal court is a collective of diplomats, intellectuals, and workers who serve in the Emerald palace.
Phoenix Storm is a rare blue phoenix who can talk to humans. He was the Architect who raised DA-Land and saved it from Eschaton. Despite being a bird, he has shown to be capable with Magitek and is highly intelligent. Wears a trademark gold Rolex that is rigged to all his inventions.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Though no in-story reason is given, Emerald calls him Mordecai to tease him.
- Gadget Watches: Phoenix controls his inventions with his Rolex.
- Funny Animal: Wears clothes, and walks and talks like a normal human despite being a phoenix.
- The Phoenix: Is more of an Informed Ability, but he is indeed a phoenix. He burns blue because fire is hottest when it's blue.
- Toothy Bird
Is the Chief Justice of DA-Land as well as the head of the princess' court.
- Combat Referee: When Negan initiates a Trial by Combat, he oversees it.
- The Consigliere: Is chief advisor to Princess Emerald as the head of her current court.
- Only Sane Man: Tries to rationally balance out the antics of certain courtiers like Negan.
- What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Is technically considered a judge, but is also the head of a royal court, chief advisor to the princess, an arbiter, a diplomat, and a work contractor. While most of that could be seen as "legal diplomacy", the duties involved change to fit the story.
A very musically inclined panda. Is the one to record all of history in DA-Land, sometimes through song, and entertain the court when he feels it.
- The Bard
- Beary Funny: Quite odd to think of a panda as a bard.
- Panda-ing to the Audience
- Quirky Bard: Prances around, talks in trochaic heptameter, and always plays his lyre to get attention.
- Shout-Out: Taken from a user whose screen name referenced Danganronpa.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: Always speaks in a specific meter and length.
- Wandering Minstrel: Travels around with his lyre recording all of history.
The lead diplomat and prominent member of Princess Emerald's court. Prefers to have trials by combat and is considered to be outwardly mean when Wesley first sees him.
"When war pollutes our beautiful merchant city of Shaleport, there will come among the heroes sent to defend us a hero not like the others. Some may call him a hero above heroesa 'super hero,' if you will." ~ An unnamed scribe, talking about the coming of Colonel Knight Rider
Sir Robert Hamish MacDiarmid/Colonel Knight Rider
Robert is one of the mostly human Knights of the Interplanetary Order of King Marius the Immortal. His family is from the dwarf planet Caledon, which mirrors Earth's Scotland. Being raised on Drodon, he does not speak with a Scoter, "Caledonian" accent, but he is proud of both his home planet and his heritage. He spends the first season contributing all he can to help the Resistance stop Eschaton and, in the process, winning enough gold so the love of his life, handmaid Elsie Morgan, can establish her own kingdom. In the second season, he pursues his resurrected evil uncle as part of an effort to stop the Draugar, a race of soul-retaining ice revenants. He fights using armor, a broadsword, and an intelligent car all made of nanotubes, and his personality is heavily inspired by that of his creator.
- Anachronism Stew: Robert dresses as a Medieval knight and drives a modern car assembled from Steampunk train engine elements and capable of performing futuristic feats.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The crux of his existence is his attention deficit disorder, not to be confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as his creator likes to point out.
- Author Avatar: He's this for his creator, who refuses to disclose his full name on the public Internet.
- Automatic Crossbow: His also doubles as a grappling hook, making it an archaic variant on a typical Grappling-Hook Pistol.
- Big "NO!": He shouts this as Dr. Mustang is mortally wounded.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Everyone in his family has these as well as large amounts of body hair wherever hair is naturally grown based on sex. He even says of his people's men that "Our chest hair starts growing in at about five."
- Blood Knight: For the most part, he loves hunting evil as much as any hunter would love hunting game unless he fights for his redheaded angel Elsie, in which case he loves fighting even more!
- Broken Ace: He's a tall, lean, curly-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, deep-voiced, fully trained combatant with distinctive financial prowess, but he suffers from attention deficit disorder.
- The Cape: He gets this as a gift before his superior officer Grant Grayson sacrifices himself.
- The Chosen One: Dr. Walton Mustang chooses his accountant, Captain Robert MacDiarmid, to take care of his car COLT before he dies.
- Cool Helmet: At Elsie's suggestion, Robert makes his original Captain Knight Rider helmet cooler by having the phoenix feather he found in childhood forged into the crest as an ornament symbolizing his rank.
- Cuddle Bug: He reflects the joy his creator receives from simply giving hugs to those about whom he cares the most.
- Heroes Want Redheads: He wants Elsie.
- Iconic Outfit: His silvery blue, gold, and crimson suit of armor with a red plume, cape, and "KR" chest logo.
- Logical Weakness: His armor is still metal, even if it is synthetically created, and is thus vulnerable to giant magnets.
- MacGyvering: He improvises a wind turbine to fight the Black Haze in "Cloudy with a Chance of Motorcars."
- Master Swordsman
- Military Superhero: His alias is Colonel Knight Rider, formerly Captain Knight Rider.
- My Horse Is a Motorbike: Robert lampshades this when he stresses how much he hates the "little ponies" he rode during knight training, thrilled to have the privilege of driving COLT now.
- Powered Armor: Nanotubes are at least 250 and up to 500 times stronger as well as 10 times lighter than steel. Now imagine the possible strength of Robert's armor, sword, and car, all made from several interwoven layers of this stuff. Besides making Robert extremely durable, his suit also slightly increases his strength, speed, and agility.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Robert is equally proud of his birth planet Drodon and his heritage from his ancestral dwarf planet Caledon.
- Red Is Heroic: The bright red and crimson elements of his multicolored uniform imply this.
- Rousing Speech: He gives one to the old and unmotivated MvC to breathe new life into an old warrior.
- His ''entire existence''.
- Dr. Mustang ecstatically introduces and then, by virtue of his murder, leaves COLT to Robert, who escapes armed and dangerous enemies at increasing speeds and crashes into an inanimate object, forcing him to slam on the breaks and investigate his surroundings.
- After 15,000 enemy troops try and fail to destroy COLT, Robert says, "My Turn," before taking his car to plow through all of them.
- He and Max slide down two poles at the top of Robert's turreted watchtower in Produceland to take off in COLT whenever they need meet with Princess Emerald and get their mission briefing.
- (Talking about the "Black Haze") "That sounds like something an extremely talented guitarist must have hallucinated before his early death."
- (After saving Emerald's palace from the "Black Haze") "For now, Emerald, we've unblinded you with science!"
- While chasing down the Girtablilu (scorpion humanoid creature) who killed his grandfather, Robert blazes into view from a cloud of steam atop of a motorcycle version of COLT in from one side of a doorway and fires automatic crossbow bolts at various targets while "Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers is heard offscreen.
- When Elsie discovers the hidden crystalline powers of her heart brooch, COLT explains to Robert how gems work and how Crystalline Guardians use their powers to commune with Magic Crystals of the Frozen North. Robert asks his talking car for some clarification: "COLT, when you say she can craft weapons, does that mean she could somehow materialize a weapon from her brooch whenever she needs it?" COLT replies point-blank: "No. However, she can summon raw materials from logical locations to craft weapons."
- Sole Survivor: He's this when the Knights of Marius disappear off of his cars virtual map until he finds out that eleven of them have made it into the Orb.
- Stealth Pun: Robert wears a phoenix feather in his helmet in this universe because the first episode of Knight Rider was aptly titled "Knight of the Phoenix."
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: It's Robert's signature fight move.
COLT the Car
He's Robert's emotionless but intelligent, combative automotive companion.
- Automated Automobiles
- Cool Car: COLT is the epitome of automotive awesomeness from his short and catchy acronymic nickname, to his arsenal of gadgets and weapons, to his ability to communicate remotely with Robert and any friends who wear earpieces.
- Do-Anything Robot: He cleans dirty palaces; provides air conditioning on hot beaches; skims across water; can change into a submarine, a subterrene, and a motorcycle; and much, much more.
- Fun with Acronyms: "COLT" is short for "Commissioned Officer's Land Transportation."
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick
- Made of Indestructium: Nanotubes are at least 250 and up to 500 times stronger as well as 10 times lighter than steel. Now imagine the possible strength of COLT, plus Robert's armor and sword, all made from several interwoven layers of this stuff.
- Overdrive: He can drive up to the speed of sound.
- Red Is Heroic: Especially when COLT has two parallel white stripes down the back.
- Robot Buddy: Robot-car-buddy.
- Sapient Steed: Other than his inability to feel emotion, he's totally this.
- Shout-Out: Isn't it obvious?
- Steampunk: COLT's original modern car look from the Nash & Friends Webcomic mythos was altered at DAEU creator Wesley Hunt's recommendation to fit this trope.
Princess Elsah Paige "Elsie" Morgan
She's the love of Robert's life and a handmaid in Princess Emerald's court, told to stay on Drodon without being told the location of the Orb to fool Eschaton into thinking that Emerald hasn't disappeared into the Orb. She becomes princess of her own kingdom after convincing Emerald to let her go forward with a political and socioeconomic vision she has for the future of Drodon.
- Acrofatic: Even she knows that, in reality, body mass has minimal direct effect on muscle or flexibility. When fighting, she moves as fluidly as a martial artist but delivers more powerful blows because of her pudge.
- Action Girl: She knows the martial art Tororu Gyakusatsu, which literally means "Troll Massacre" in Japanese.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Her creator cites that she is the outer personification of all the inner qualities invisible to the human eye that he seeks in a girl.
- Badass Adorable: She's cute, sweet, gentle, dainty, polite, sunny, and everything ladylike unless you threaten her.
- Big Beautiful Woman: When introduced in "Ultimate Colonel Knight Rider: Year One, 2 of 3," she's described as the peak of natural feminine beauty regardless of her size.
- Big Fun: Bursting with joy and enthusiasm, she's a ray of sunshine who helps Robert come out of his shell in new experiences and just happens to be visibly plump.
- Big Sister Instinct: Has this for the detective squire Max and Fionna, a young intern at Templar Technological Research, Inc.
- Cool Big Sis: Behaves this way when talking or working one-on-one with Max and Fionna the intern.
- Cuddle Bug: She's very outwardly affectionate.
- Fat and Proud: She becomes this in the short story "Elsie Grows Up."
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her dress is never damaged however intense a fight may be.
- The Medic: After learning she can use her gem to heal the sick and injured.
- Rags to Royalty: Her goal in the first season is to become princess of her own kingdom and crown her parents the king and queen.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's active in fighting for the Resistance, building her own government, and being Robert's voice of reason in absence of the stoic and logical COLT.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: An interesting variation because it doesn't have any tangible objects inside. While her princess dress's heart brooch, conveniently located on her chest, doesn't contain any physical items, it contains utility magic powers that only Crystalline Guardians could access, enabling her to heal the sick and injured, craft weapons, and see the near future.
Robert's young associate, born to a human father and Naiad mother, who makes chessboards but wants to be a detective.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Maxs neer-do-well human father deserted him while he was still a baby, leaving his Naiad mother to raise him alone. Furthermore, when he's introduced, he owes Lord knows how much money to flightless dragon loan sharks.
- Hardboiled Detective: He dreams of becoming this and likes dressing in a suit that magically grants him a black-and-white color scheme and allows him to speak in a Humphrey Bogart-esque voice.
- Kid Sidekick: Hes in his late teens, while Robert is in his mid-twenties.
- Same Face, Different Name: Max Ent is based on Thanous Ent of the Nash & Friends Webcomic mythos.
- Shout-Out: When he fights the Girtablilu near the end of "Scorpion's Venom," he uses various props, including his mother's special pasta recipe, prompting him to quip: "Mom's spaghetti can do anything!"
Sir Hamish Carnegie Galbraith
Robert's super-knight grandfather, who is the reason the Galbraith-MacDiarmid family now lives on Drodon.
- The Ace: Robert's whole clan looks up to Galbraith as a role model for how a true man should live, as he is the strongest, smartest, fastest, bravest, purest, most multitalented, and most successful member of the clan ever to have lived.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Everyone in his family has them, including the girls.
- Brave Scot: Well, Brave Caledonian in this universe.
- Cool Old Guy: His armor was made from this universe's variant of Kevlar, he fought in a dwarf planet war to end multiple fascist governments, and he was a Master Swordsman even up to his final human days.
- Death by Origin Story: He joined some rebels to fight some invaders from Eschaton and died beside them.
- Spirit Advisor: He becomes this to Colonel Knight Rider years after his sacrifice to keep his family safe from Eschaton's armies.
Walton Mustang, Ph. D., Ph. D., Sc. D., M.D., M.B.A.
The late inventor of Colonel Knight Rider's car COLT.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He has four doctoral degrees and one master's in business administration.
- Death by Origin Story: An Eschaton battalion impales his chest with a javelin as Robert dresses in his superhero armor for the first time.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Look at all the literal bells and whistles he put on his car.
- Improbably High I.Q.: His is 204.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Four doctorates, the medical of which he earned "just for fun", and a master's in business administration. Need we say more?
- Science Hero: His goal in life is to use science to help the Knights of Marius be heroic.
- Shout-Out: His last sentence, "One man can make a difference," is the catchphrase of Wilton Knight, who famously uttered the same words in his dying breath to Michael Knight in the second part of the premiere episode of Knight Rider.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's mortally wounded within the scope of Robert's origin story, but he is the reason that COLT exists and his sons still survive.
El Marqués Alfonso de Leon Pasquale del Sol Envenenado
Straight out of the Spain-like dwarf planet Batueca, Pasquale (say: PASS-kuh-lay) used to be a Knight of Marius until he became a dragon to Eschaton's Big Bad when, following his wife taking a fatal wound and Eschaton's doctors failing to save her, he was promised riches and glory to counter his grief.
- The Dragon: Colonel Knight Rider's creator describes Pasquale as one of several Darth Vaders to Eschaton's Emperor Palpatine.
- Evil Counterpart: He considers himself the inverse of all Colonel Knight Rider is.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Pasquale's creator has as yet to decide why he has this condition in neon green.
- Gratuitous Spanish
- Homage: To Jean Descole of the Professor Layton puzzle/interactive novel video games by Nintendo, even down to the sloppy handwriting.
- Latin Lover: Ever time he talks about his late wife Leticia.
- Leitmotif: It's the theme music for the man to whom he pays an homage.
- Master Swordsman
- Overly Long Name
- Survivor Guilt: His entire diabolical nature springs from the guilt he felt after his wife's murder by an unnamed mugger.
- We Can Rule Together: Eschaton's promise to Pasquale of wealth and fame.
Barnaby "Bomby the Jester" Bagels
A cheerful entertainer in Princess Emerald's court who narrates Colonel Knight Rider's adventures with a powerful singing voice that he gains from eating bagels.
- Same Face, Different Name: He's based on Barnaby "Bomby" Bagels of the Nash & Friends Webcomic mythos.
- Shout-Out: Bomby the Jester's roles as an entertainer and a narratorplus his marvelous singing ability, which he gains from consumption of bagelsare a collective throwback to Steve Mackenzie the Jester, portrayed by Ben Presley in the ABC fantasy musical comedy series Galavant. In fact, his showstopping numbers are all set to the tune of the original show's main theme.
- Singing Voice Dissonance: Bagels are the key to his musical prowess, which contrasts against his nerdy, goofy speaking voice.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Of course.
Behrang Yazdani/The Yellow Scorpion
The Girtablilu (humanoid scorpion beast) who slew Sir Galbraith, not that he wanted to do so originally, and now leads the Dune Guards, a league of evil Girtablilu that makes weapons under guise of the legitimate business front Zahhak Industries.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's implied to be this as he hides his weapons development work behind a nondescript, illegitimate corporation.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: He encourages CKR and friends to do this after he reveals his good side.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He only wanted to be a potter like his father as a child, not a weapons developer.
- Ironic Name: In Farsi (Persian), the given name "Behrang" means "[of] good color." However, Yazdani's complexion is jaundiced as a side effect of genetic alteration.
- Middle Eastern Terrorists: His people are based on the culture of Persia (now Iran) and build chemical weapons for Eschaton's use.
The leader of the Piranha Pirates crime syndicate who debuts in "Library of the Sea Goddess."
- Fish People: He and his crew are pygocentroids, which are anthropomorphic piranhas with oversized muscular builds, ferocious fangs, finned heads, and occasionally fleshy versions of facial hair forming from their puffy, fishy lips.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Princess Emerald and company hire him and his crew to fight the undead Draugar in the second season.
- Master Swordsman
- Talk Like a Pirate: He be endin' every sentence he can with a pirate insult, ye' mangy landlubbers.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Like real piranhas, his primitive instincts drive him to nibble at dead flesh if he sees or smells it. He and his men are also immune to the effects of viral zombiism, so they're recruited to fill their underfed bellies with swarms of undead Draugar in the second season.
Morton Svengali "Morty" Barshefsky/Boss Drillbit
Colonel Knight Rider's evil uncle: a greedy construction company boss with a god complex who killed Robert's mother Fiona's sister Sileas before being slain himself. Sir Galbraith personally severed Barshefsky's head, had it cryogenically frozen, and gave it to the Royal Court of DA-Land to gain their trust so he and his family could continue living on Drodon. In the second season of the DAEU, a necromancer named Kemar attempts to resurrect Barshefsky by bringing his disembodied life force back from Eternal Torment into the head, which he installs atop a steampunk cyborg body with a construction worker motif and an oversized right arm with power drills for fingers. Kemar narrowly escapes Barshefsky's first rampage after resurrection, but things do not end well for the Viking working with Kemar to resurrect Barshefsky.
- Artificial Limbs Are Stronger: Evidenced by his drill-fingered arm.
- Informed Judaism: From his origin story forward, it's abundantly clear that Barshefsky's family is Jewish. His father Moishe escaped to Drodon with his wife, mother-in-law, and sons to avoid religious and racial persecution from a horribly troubled dictator implied to be this universe's version of Adolf Hitler. Although the fact that he is a Jewish villain might have some unintentional appeal to Nazis, his creator, who is NOT a Nazi, has stressed that there is no correlation between Barshefsky's being Jewish and his diabolical nature, as is true of the man on which the character is based.
- It's All About Me: He wants to take over Drodon with no assistance and lacks empathy for anyone but himself.
- Jewish Complaining: Though only culturally and not religiously Jewish, he does quite a fair bit of this when asking people for favors or manipulating women.
- Jewish Mother: He had one who praised his two oldest brothers for being a doctor and a lawyer.
- Meaningful Name: In George du Maurier's 1895 novel Trilby, Svengali is a hypnotist who seduces, dominates, and exploits Trilby, a young English girl, and makes her a famous singer. Barshefsky, whose middle name is Svengali, charmed Sileas Galbraith into releasing him from an insane asylum so he could kill her. In the second season of the DAEU, he attempts to charm Tessrock, Oggrock the Blacksmith's tone-deaf daughter, so she can become a famous singer.
- Revenant Zombie: No rotting flesh, muscles, or organs? Check. Fully restored free will, speaking ability, and intelligence? Check. Griping about being only 99% alive again? Check, apparently.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Being resurrected as an intelligent, ambiguously undead cyborg sends him on a killing spree.
- Yiddish as a Second Language
- Battle Couple: Robert and Elsie in every conceivable way.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Elsie, Robert, and Max, in that order.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: Robert's the fighter with his armor, sword, and automotive arsenal; Elsie's the mage most definitely when she discovers her heart brooch's hidden gem properties in Season 2; and Max is the thief with his unorthodox methods of tricking evildoers using whatever random props he can find or using film noir detective monologues.
- Freudian Trio
- Robert's the Kirk, a highly competent battlefield strategist with a passion for solving puzzles and a mild temper that he immediately resents whenever it hits.
- COLT's the Spock, a completely emotionless machine who nevertheless dutifully gets each job done right on time.
- Elsie's the McCoy who tends to act based on her heart more than on her head (usually for positive reasons), but she can take over the role of the Kirk if Robert shows signs of frustration, thereby switching roles with Robert.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Robert is clean-shaven, while Pasquale sports a pointy van dyke beard.
- Goth: Courtney "Thermometer" Void, girlfriend to Barnaby "Bomby the Jester" Bagels.
- Palette Swap: Pasquale dresses in armor exactly like Robert's, even down to the plume, with the color scheme and emblem changed.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Elsie and Robert, though it's an interesting variation because their creator says Elsie wears lavender, a purplish shade of pink, while Robert wears silver plates tinted blue.
- Punny Name:
- Sensei Nakatomi-Plaza, a martial arts master with a mother from Akai Taiyo (a planet resembling Japan) and a father from Rinquenbo (a planet based on Puerto Rico). He taught Elsie Tororu Gyakusatsu.
- Joseph J. Barshefsky, the benevolent, hospitable surviving older brother of Boss Drillbit, owns a fashion store and earned his first name and middle initial because of the fashion designer Joseph A. Bank.
- The middle J. is short for Julius, a reference to the birth name of Jewish American vaudevillian and comedy film legend Groucho Marx: Julius Henry Marx.
- Satanic Archetype: Krampus the demon in Eschaton's service in "Elsie's First Mission".
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Robert and Elsie, respectively. But then, he finds her energy attractive.
- Inverted with the jovial Bomby the Jester and his perpetual frowner goth girlfriend Thermometer.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Oggrock the blacksmith has a daughter named Tessrock who's basically him but with blonde pigtails, no facial hair, and the anatomically female version of his heavy but muscular torso.
- Token Trio: Robert's the white male, Elsie's the white female, and Max, while he looks white, is the half-alien minority friend.
A hardboiled pheonix detective who is trying to figure out his entire past while he is dealing with other cases.
- Amnesiac Hero: Recovering his full memories is the main goal of Infrared.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He is one of the smartest characters of the universe, but his laziness is his fatal flaw, for example, he does not want to describe the characters he encounters during his cases (most of the time)
- Catchphrase: "Now... i will end your timeline"
- Everyone Has Standards: Hurting children is something he wouldn't do, keeping him from being self centered, in fact, he plays clean, and not dirty, surprisingly, considering he is not nice.
- Good Is Not Nice: Well... the "good" part is debatable, because his motives are not very selfless.
- Hardboiled Detective: He is a cynical, and jerk who takes the cases only if they are interesting, and he sometimes uses torture in order for get information.
- Just For Fun: Basically, his motive on why he investigates
- Nominal Hero: He saved a school from a serial killer, and stopped a monster from stalking someone... because he was bored.
- Parental Abandonment: Implied in a test the creator of the character took to see if his character was a Gary Stu or not.
- The Phoenix: In case the name didn't gived you any information...
- Playing with Fire: He is a pheonix, of course.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the blue oni to Quilish's red oni.
- Shout-Out: Of both Sherlock Holmes for his outfit, and L for the way he sits.
- Super Mode: He dreamed of having one, possibly a foreshadowing.
John "Quilish" Watari
Infrared's sidekick and a mailman.
- An Ice Person: He is nice as well, and he can control ice, meaning this trope has a double meaning to him.
- Foil: He is the hard working, nice, but impatient and less intelligent (althrough not that dumb) friend of Infrared.
- Henshin Hero
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the red oni to Infrared's blue one, and ironic considering Infrared has an orange skin (red + yellow is always orange) and Quilish's armor has blue eyes.
- Shout-Out: His name is a homage to John Watson and to Watari fitting, considering his sidekick is based on Sherlock and L.
- He uses a motorcycle and can transform into an better suited form to fight, like some japanese hero that uses a motorcycle as well