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Season 6 Characters (Purgatory)
Played By: Lauren MorganA yuan-ti warlock and artist... whose preferred medium is body parts. Formerly known as the Valentine Ripper, her murder spree was brought to an end when she was killed by a valravn named Lynette. They started dating after her resurrection, with Lynette acting as the "Raven Queen" for Cordelia's warlock magic. Conduit of Expression. Eventually the Goddess of Murder.
- A God Am I: Joins the Believers after they offer her the position of Goddess of Murder. She also plays along when Babble starts believing her to be a representative of the Protheans.
- She later becomes an actual god due to the Believers winning the faction war and Blake hijacking Nifyx's stream to cause her viewers to act like 'prayers' to Cordelia.
- Back from the Dead: Moreso than the rest of the Furies. She's Killed Offscreen by Lloyd between parts 10 and 11, so Cato resurrects her again. He makes it clear that this took most of his remaining funds, so he won't be able to undo any future deaths unless the Furies make up the cost themselves.
- Beat Still, My Heart: How Lynette initially killed Cordelia. They now consider this their first date.
- Callback: Cordelia's a descendant of the same Valentine-based Heller family introduced in Season 4, complete with General Heller's lethality and Mary Heller's passion for the arts. She just combines those factors more directly.
- Dating Catwoman: She started dating the Raven Queen after the Raven Queen killed her.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When Jean tries to bring Cordelia to her side, Cordelia admits that she actually has affection for her teammates and would be uncomfortable with the danger that switching sides would put them in.
- Eating the Enemy: During the assault on her apartment in the Abyss, one rioter gets past Lynette and attacks Cordelia directly. Her hands full of luggage and her weapons with the rest of the Furies, she elects to take advantage of her snake body and devours him.
- When entering the Hive ward in Sigil a gang of street toughs start threatening King. Without warning, Cordelia starts eating one (a polar bear Guardinal) which causes the rest to panic and flee, and terrifies the victim into giving up information.
- Familiar: One of the perks of operating under the Raven Queen's patronage is a raven familiar named Gustav.
- Good Hurts Evil: When her apartment in the Abyss burns down she can't stay with Lynette at Anastasia's place because the Lawful Good essence of Mount Celestia would make her sick.
- Informed Ability: Lampshaded to hell and back during her sidequests with Blake; her tendency to bungle their assassination attempts in over-the-top fashion makes Blake wonder how she ever became a successful serial killer in her previous life.
- Item Crafting: Reflecting her 'artistic' experience, she can craft equipment out of people's remains.
- LOL, 69: Cordelia has an apartment on the 69th layer of the Abyss.
- Jean tries to sway Cordelia to her side by offering her ownership of the 69th and 420th layers of the Abyss.
- Mad Artist: Part of her MO is turning her victims into 'art'.
- Magical Incantation: During the Götterdämmerung Grand Prix, the word 'pineapple' is used to teleport contestants out of the race and into a cooldown tent in case they fall off their mounts. When King asks what topping goes best on pizza with ham, Cordelia instinctively blurts out 'pineapple'... instantly removing her from the race.
- Noble Demon: Cordelia doesn't kill victims who are brought directly to her, as she considers the hunt part of her artistry. She also doesn't like going back on her word, feels the need to honor her debts, and finds people who try to sway her opinion through deception particularly annoying.Jean: You're very easily offended for someone just festooned in the body parts of her victims.
- Of course, this may have been played up somewhat due to her personal dislike of Jean.
- Physical God: During the final fight with Sharon and Nifyx, Blake turns on Nifyx's streaming equipment as Cordelia is knocked unconscious. The drama causes the viewers to act as 'prayers' to Cordelia and, since the Believers are winning the faction war, enable her to ascend to godhood for real.
- Powerful Pick: She crafts a pickaxe from a cherub in the first arc and continues using it as her melee weapon of choice during several key scenes.
- Psycho for Hire: Though her work for Cato isn't exactly on a 'for hire' basis. She just likes to kill people and appreciates the newfound lack of consequence.
- Roommate Com: After Cordelia's apartment is burned down, she moves in with Blake in exchange for helping him with his assassinations of the FailSafe board of directors. Their differences immediately start clashing.
- Sense Freak: She's interested in joining the Society of Sensation, which Lynette is already a part of, but her first attempt to join finds her lacking in unique sensations. She's decided to try and rectify this.
- Serial Killer: During life. She'd kill people and make artwork from their body parts.
- Shaming the Mob: After she kills Jean an angry mob tries to kill her. She doesn't have her spellcasting focus and is mostly useless in combat, so she stands on the roof of her burning apartment building and starts monologuing at them. This sways about half the mob, and Lynette cone-of-colds the other half into frozen statues.
- Snake People: Yuan-ti vary from humans with patches of scales to human-sized snakes. Cordelia is somewhere in the middle, and envious of people with legs.
- Sociopathic Hero: Considering she used to be a serial killer. She's happy to have legal targets and new art material, saving the world multiple times is just a bonus. Even when she and Blake want to end the Nidhogg-Ratatoskr war it's only because she likes Maro and Calli.
- Supervillain Lair: After killing a lawyer who was hiding inside the yggdrasil, she and Blake move into the compartment he made, describing it as their evil lair.
- Take a Third Option: Killing or capturing Nifyx will let Cordelia and Blake end the war between the Nidhoggs and Ratatoskrs. Letting her go will ensure they keep killing each other. After Cordelia becomes a god she can simply end the fighting herself, allowing them to both let Nifyx go and stop the war.
- Wedding Smashers: Blake enlists her help in assassinating one of the boardmembers of FailSafe at his wedding in Gehenna. It all goes sideways and in the ensuing chaos Cordelia gets stabbed and launched out a window while poison gas fills the room.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Not even Lauren knows for sure. It's some sort of hybrid French/German accent, with some people even thinking she's copying Austin's Ukrainian Drow accent. It does get her characterization across, though.
Played By: Chris LariosA lizardfolk fighter who was raised as an assassin as part of Project Dharma, operating under a criminal syndicate called the Nexus. After the Nexus collapsed, he left along with a baby girl; to provide for his adopted daughter (now named Princess Lime), he took mercenary work and was killed on the job. He's an idiot but thinks he's the smartest person in the room. Conduit of Instinct.
- Above Good and Evil: In that he's not really smart enough to think about those kinds of things. His only goal is to be a good father to Lime, no matter what that entails. This also probably has something to do with his being brought up by a crime syndicate.
- When the Metatron comes up with a deadly sin for each of the Furies, he's not really able to pin one on King; instead, he calls him an animal. King responds that yes, he is in fact a lizardfolk.
- Accidental Misnaming: He keeps calling the 'Metatron' the 'Megatron'. Blake eventually tells him about his mispronunciation... so he starts calling him 'Metetaron'.
- Always a Bigger Fish: He was ostensibly killed by the Lady of Pain. There's only so far strength will get you against something like that. Even if it wasn't, whatever killed him managed to flay him alive.
- Always Second Best: He was number two in the assassin rankings. He was never bothered by this, though, and even had a friendship (which King considers brotherhood, although this is somewhat one-sided) with Lloyd, the number one guy.
- Turns out the reason he still thinks he's the strongest is that last he checked, two is much bigger than one.
- An Arm and a Leg: He lets Pope, one of the remnants of Babble's psyche, cut off his hand in the hopes that it would help him work through his anger.
- Awesome by Analysis: What King lacks in intelligence, he makes up in sheer instinct, as his Conduit would suggest. Fittingly, he has advantage on all Insight checks, and is often able to read a person like a book... at least when he has reason to suspect their true intentions.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: King was raised in an assassin program where the children would grow up without a name and pick their own as they come of age. 'King Badass' just said the first thing to come into his head.
- Back from the Dead: After being turned into a Slaad with a new personality, effectively 'killing' King, he's brought back with his original body and mind thanks to the diamond Blake had won earlier.
- Berserk Button:
- Significantly hurting his friends will set off an aspect of his conduit and ensure he try to kill you.
- According to his character sheet, insulting his intelligence will always start a fight. He doesn't seem to always pick up on when he's being insulted, though.
- BFS: His main weapon is a huge sword. The blade has the remains of several stickers put on the side by Lime.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: He takes advantage of Lime's conduit to provide food. This means he and Lime's diets consist entirely of limes.
- Blood Knight: As his name would imply, King Badass loves to fight. He grows out of it in the second half of the season, however, to the point that, in the buildup to the final arc of the season, Chris makes a choice to not level him up when given the option in order to represent that King is effectively retiring as a D&D character as soon as his family is safe.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Very briefly. When he picks up the Lance of Charity, it immediately makes him seek vengeance on the people who killed the Metatron. Which is to say his teammates. He has enough time to impale Lancelot before the Lance's magic is dispelled and King snaps out of it.
- Determinator: He tries his damnest to find a non-lethal way of stopping Babble, though he ultimately fails. When Pope shows up determined to make him suffer, he stops at nothing to try to be a father to him and the other Babble-clones, eventually succeeding through sheer persistence.
- Family of Choice: Being raised by an assassin organization, his concept of family doesn't have anything to do with blood relatives. His original family consisted of the children he was raised with, particularly Lloyd, and later his adoptive daughter Lime. He also considers Babble (and Babble's various clones) his children and offers himself as a father figure to the homeless children of Sigil.
- Friend to All Children: He wants to help all the children in need that he can, eventually opening a sort of orphanage/school/restaurant.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl:
- With his daughter, Lime.
- With Calliope (in her Gnome form) later on. Although this could also be considered Tiny Guy, Huge Girl since her true form is a Nidhogg.
- Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: He opts into every intelligence-related check possible despite being terrible at them.Chris: Austin, what knowledge check do I have to fail to not know what that is?
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His book of small-talk questions falls out of his pocket shortly after Chris' phone, which had the questions on it, was smashed.
- Lizard Folk: Played according to the canon lore, King has a hard time understanding the emotional context of the "flesh people."
- Long List: King has killed a lot of people during his lifetime and he's kept a list of all their names in a big book. Chris will take any chance he can to read them in rapid fire.
- Malaproper: King constantly pronounces unusual words like other words. He calls the Metatron the Megatron so many times he even gets Austin doing it.
- No Social Skills: Due to his upbringing as an assassin on top of lizardfolk being unlike other races from the get-go. He has a book full of common personal questions to help him make small talk with people.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: King joins the Athar for a gym membership. He may also have a crush on their leader. He's definitely not thinking about faction politics, though.
- When he thinks about switching sides to join the Believers, he doesn't actually care about bringing back gods; he just thinks that the best way to help as many people as possible is through becoming one himself.
- Oblivious to Hatred: Anastasia is clearly angry at him over his joining the Athar. He's completely unaware since she never says those words outright.Ana: I just can't help admiring your cool glove* .
King: Thanks! You wanna try it on?
Ana: Yeah, sure... oops! I threw it in the trash, sorry King.
King: Oh, it's okay! I can just pick it back up and put it back on again!
- Papa Wolf: His only true goal is to be a good father to Lime. He later tries to serve as this to Babble, but fails; he has much better luck with Pope and his fellow Babble-clones once he finally endears himself to him.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After making it to the Garden of Eden and confronting Nifyx, King points out that he has no real reason to want Nifyx dead. He's not sure what exactly is going on, and he's not close enough to Maro and Calliope to care about the Nidhogg-Ratatoskr war, so he just leaves to be with his family.
- Super Mode: The secret aspect of his conduit. King is just as confused about it as anyone, but it activates when his friends are in significant danger.
- Too Dumb to Fool: The reason King was always consistently number two in Project Dharma is that his being the Conduit of Instinct made him the only one who could hold his own against Lloyd's Conduit of Perplexity. Since he doesn't think about anything, Lloyd could never really trick him; he had to beat him with pure skill.
Played By: Laura Kate DaleA gnome bard and pro gamer from Bytopia. She died mysteriously in the middle of a gaming stream and was resurrected for her strong supporting magic. Always after a challenge which is why she took Cato's job offer. Conduit of Challenge. Later becomes the Conduit of Pride after going through that layer of Purgatory in reverse.
- Animorphism: She's particularly fond of the Polymorph spell, preferring to transform into dinosaurs.
- Broadcast Live: Before her death she would run gaming livestreams and is even killed in the middle of one. Once she fetches the Gjallarhorn she starts one last stream and blows the horn to kick off the destruction of the planar system.
- Challenge Seeker: As her conduit would indicate. It's why she was so quick to agree to Cato's offer; she figures that the sorts of people you send inter-dimensional killers after are the sort of people who can put up a fight. She even suggests leaving some possible threats alone... just so she can come back and fight them when they're stronger. She grows out of this and eventually becomes a Conduit of Pride over the course of the season.
- Duels Decide Everything: Her conduit lets her challenge people to one-on-one challenges (the nature of the challenge varies) for pre-determined outcomes. This bites her in the ass when she challenges Matilda, who had her killed in her previous life to steal her Conduit by wearing her head, and loses to her, binding her to tying up Matilda's loose ends.
- Dungeon Bypass: The Gjallarhorn is protected by four walls of incredibly deadly arcane magic. Before she even knows this, Nifyx unlocks her Conduit of Pride, allowing her to turn on noclip and simply walk through each one.
- Eating the Enemy: She turns into a swarm of rats whose instincts take over and force her to devour an illusory Babble. This doubles as a rather traumatic first kill.
- Fishing Minigame: She gets Scar's help by beating them in a fishing competition, although the Furies all had to work together to do so.
- Hazy Feel Turn: In the face of Believer vs Athar faction politics, she gets so fed up with everyone that she decides to ally herself with the Doomguard. Even then, she's not really on their side so much as not on anyone else's.
- The Heart: Aside from her thirst for challenge, Cato employed her to try and rein in her team's murderous tendencies and act as their conscience. Not that it always works.
- She's good at making friends to the point that she's managed to neatly evade a few combat encounters and make some powerful allies to boot, including a Balor and a Nidhogg.
- Hell of a Heaven: Bytopia seems like an idyllic and perfect place to live, with the gnomes there happy and content. Nifyx hates it. Being a Challenge Seeker, she finds Bytopia incredibly boring and is glad to be resurrected somewhere she has something to work against.
- Jumped at the Call: Despite her background as a streaming pro gamer with zero experience in assassination, she immediately accepts Cato's offer as one of his new Furies.
- Karma Houdini: Her entire plan by the end. Motivations aside, she definitely causes a lot of death and destruction and plans to escape to a new plane entirely to avoid retribution. When Cordelia and Blake no longer need Nifyx's help to end the war between the Nidhoggs and Ratatoskrs, they simply let her vanish with Sharon and Cato.
- Loophole Abuse: Matilda shows Nifyx how to go through a layer of Purgatory with the intent to channel a particular sin instead of cleansing herself of it. Doing so unlocks her a new Conduit.
- Master Console: After mastering her Pride, she gains new conduit abilities which mimic the use of console commands. These include spawning objects and activating noclip.
- Naïve Newcomer: Played with. The rest of the Furies don't know much more about the Planescape than Nifyx does, but Nifyx is the newest to their line of work; she's the only one who never killed anyone before her death.
- Never My Fault: Since she actually does have a moral compass, she ends up rationalizing a lot of her actions by assigning the blame to others. How true this is varies; for example, she only became a killer because of the Furies, but she also justifies her allowing the Nidhoggs and Ratatoskrs to drive each other to extinction with the logic that their cultures had been waiting to do that anyway.
- Ominous Multiple Screens: Her office in Purgatory is covered in them, much like Matilda's.
- Our Gnomes Are Weirder: Her character sheet describes her as a Rock Gnome, which are known for being clever and tinkering with tiny machines. This is demonstrated when Nifyx creates a fishing net from old video game controller cords.
- People Puppets: One of her abilities lets her do this. The cast even calls it bloodbending.
- Perky Goth: After her initial sadness over losing some of her friends to faction politics, she aligns herself with the Doomguard and gets a new aesthetic. Her outward personality doesn't change all that much, though.
- Pride: The Metatron names Pride as her most deadly sin in the first arc. She later becomes a Conduit of Pride, deciding that her designs for the multiverse are better than that of the gods.
- Protagonist Journey to Villain: Or at the very least, to Well-Intentioned Extremist. While starting out as an invoked version of The Heart of the Furies thanks to Cato, her insecurities over her inability to keep her more murder-happy teammates in check, being rejected by the Athar thanks to Lancelot not taking her asking basic questions about the Athar's belief system well, feeling mistreated by most of the season's cast, and getting magically bound to a contract to kill the people who helped her find the person who had her killed in her previous life after losing an Absurdly High-Stakes Game to her all results in her falling in with the Doomguard, killing several major characters, becoming the Conduit of Pride, and plotting The End of the World as We Know It to reshape the universe to her liking. While never becoming outright capital-E Evil as her doomsday plans have good intentions, Nifyx becomes a Fallen Hero over the course of the season.
- Sizeshifter: Along with her Polymorph abilities, she's gotten some clever use out of her enlarge/reduce spells. Most notably, she shrunk down and excised the Slaad tadpole from Blake's back.
- These Hands Have Killed:
- Her first 'kill' is when she morphs into a swarm of cranium rats and devours an illusory Babble whole when the rat instincts take over. While she technically hasn't killed anyone (the victim is an illusion) it's real enough that she's clearly shaken by the experience.
- Averted with her first "real" kill. Nifyx disintegrates the Slaad that King turns into without much fuss and later remarks that she feels like it should've been harder.
- Token Good Teammate: Invoked by Cato, assigning her (a Gamer Chick who never killed anyone in her life) to the Furies to keep the others (two of which are highly trained assassins and the other is a Serial Killer), in check. While she keeps her good intentions throughout the season, she slips down to becoming a Chaotic Neutral, morally ambiguous Well-Intentioned Extremist who does not hesitate to kill anyone she needs to.
- Trapped in Villainy: After losing a duel with her Conduit power to Matilda, Nifyx is magically bound to help her cover her tracks by killing everyone who helped Nifyx find her. Subverted in that by the time the loose ends are tied up, she decides to ally with Matilda anyway, at least for a little while.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: After her season-long downward spiral, Nifyx decides that the universe would be better off if she destroys the alignment system entirely. This involves collapsing the planar system, and although she's trying to avoid a genocide (the planes should collapse slowly enough to allow for evacuation) wiping out most of reality is still a pretty extreme move. On top of that the collapse would also result in the probable genocide of both the Nidhoggs and the Ratatoskrs, which she justifies by arguing that they wanted to kill each other anyway.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Lancelot. After Nifyx asks some questions about the Athar, and if not killing people is on the table, Lancelot gives her the cold shoulder. After enough of this treatment Nifyx decides they just can't be friends if this is his reaction to her questions. Lancelot's last words before she drowns him in the river Lethe are that he EV-trained the Beedrill like she taught him how to during the downtime scene that they shared while they were still friends.
- Whodunnit to Me?: Nifyx doesn't know if she was murdered or died some other way, but she's pretty sure her lifestyle wasn't bad enough for her to drop dead on camera. She's interested in finding out what actually happened.
- She eventually finds out that Matilda ordered her death.
Played By: Conrad ZimmermanA human wizard and a very mundane person. He was approached for his lack of distinct features and became an assassin for FailSafe Insurance, killing high-risk clients in ways not covered by their insurance plan. The day he killed what was going to be his final target he stopped to get a taco from a street vendor and died of food poisoning. Conduit of Mundanity.
- Aimlessly Seeking Happiness: At first it seems like his obsession with 'retirement' stems from just wanting money. As the season goes on, however, it becomes clear that he's really looking for something that makes him happy, and has convinced himself that retirement will get him there. Once he gets his life savings back he's completely unsure what to do with himself.
- Upon entering the terrace of Purgatory, this causes him to be confronted by Belphegor, representing his Sloth. He gets out after realizing his happiness now comes from his friendship with Cordelia.
- Blackmail Backfire: Cicero tries to hold Blake's money from FailSafe, only releasing it to him if he kills the rest of the FailSafe board of directors. Blake points out that he could just kill him instead, and the blackmail is turned into a regular contract, where killing the board gets Blake the money from the bank plus far more in extra payment.
- Chest Burster: After getting attacked by a Slaad, a Slaad tadpole starts growing in the wound. For some reason its development only takes a few minutes when it should take months. Fortunately for Blake, Nifyx shrinks down and takes out the tadpole before it's born.
- Conveniently Timed Distraction: During the Götterdämmerung Grand Prix the rest of his team deliberately catches the attention of the Heavenly Virtues who'd entered the race. Blake's conduit means they don't recognize him, allowing a perfectly average human riding a giant seagull to win the race.
- Doppleganger Spin: During the final fight with Nifyx, Sharon, and Nifyx's summoned T-Rex, Blake avoids being immediately killed by making illusory clones of himself all around the garden. After Cordelia is knocked unconscious and he's on his own, he manages to use this to survive a combat round with all three targeting him specifically.
- Faking the Dead: He apparently has some past experience in this. He offers it as a way out for Nifyx, though she refuses.
- He later does this to himself, 'dying' on camera as Erdric Frindt after setting up King as his sole beneficiary, allowing him to make a clean break with his past.
- Genre Savvy: Cicero visits Blake and Cordelia before they set off for their final target and offers to keep paying him after the contract so long as Blake doesn't kill him. Blake refuses, knowing that this would lock him into a new deal with a Yuguloth, and that Cicero could easily use that magical protection to screw him over later.Blake: It's not my fault you didn't put in your insurance clause during our original agreement. But things are what they are. I'll kill your man, and you can live in fear for the rest of your life, and that's all the payment I require once our contract is fulfilled. And should you fail to fulfill our contract... well, you already know the consequences for that.
Cicero: Spoken like a true Yuguloth.
- When Cicero makes an airtight deal to keep Blake from harming him or his material interests in any way, Blake makes sure to stipulate that it works both ways.
- Good Hurts Evil: Just being in heaven makes him nauseous and uncomfortable.
- Gotta Kill Em All: Blake's life savings are locked down by his old boss from FailSafe. They make a deal that Blake will get his money back plus far more if he assassinates the entire FailSafe board of directors, giving his boss a significant promotion. He succeeds, at even manages to get his boss killed in a roundabout way for good measure.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His ability seems mostly innocuous at first until you realize that he's an assassin. Austin explains that shortly after he allowed Conrad to get this conduit power he realized that he had handed Conrad the greatest "getting away with actual murder" ability.
- Insurance Fraud: He uses his false identity of 'Erdric Frindt' to access his life savings from before his first death. He later makes King his sole beneficiary and fakes Erdric's death on camera, giving everything he had to King's new organization.
- Life Will Kill You: Died in the least mysterious and most mundane way of the main characters. Which is perfectly in line with his conduit.
- Loophole Abuse: After killing off FailSafe's board of directors and needing a favour from Cicero, Cicero locks him into a seemingly ironclad contract preventing him from taking any action that could intentionally negatively impact him. Austin intends this to make Cicero a Karma Houdini; however, Blake gets around this by indirectly goading the wife of one of his victims (who is currently trying to kill him and Cordelia for killing her husband at their wedding) into reading his mind to find out who hired them... resulting in a very pissed off widow killing Cicero instead.
- Motor Mouth: Not usually, but he can be very talkative if needed for a distraction. A conversation with the Metatron goes from talking about the logic of closing Heaven to a discussion about conduits to a monologue about the importance of colonoscopies.
- Not So Above It All: Despite his complaints about Cordelia as a roommate, he mentions that he loves their movie nights and they eventually start to get along pretty well despite their differences. He also develops a soft spot for Calliope, even telling her goodbye and awkwardly recieving a hug when he thinks there's a decent chance he could die on his next job.
- Odd Friendship: With Calliope. At least he has hobbies in common with Cordelia. Upon being trapped by his Sloth he admits he wants to help Calli avoid getting her naivete taken advantage of which is one of the only selfless things he says in the entire campaign.
- Only in It for the Money: He doesn't enjoy killing people in the same way he doesn't enjoy walking down the street. It's something to do, and something he can get paid for. At the core of his being, he believes that having enough money will make him happy; his idea of 'retirement' just symbolizes that point.
- This even overrides Jean's temptation of being able to walk into a beachside retirement dimension without having to earn the money to get there. When her black gate opens, he just ignores it until it goes away.
- Eventually averted when he gets his money back and realizes he now has to figure out what to do with himself. He ultimately leaves his estate to King's organization and fakes his death to tie off loose ends, effectively donating all of his money to King.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Played with. He doesn't bother trying to change what he looks like because almost nobody would be able to describe him. The extend of his disguise work is in fake names and accounts since even his conduit can't fool paperwork.
- Retirony: He became an assassin and embezzled money through shell companies with the single goal of retiring early. Right after he finishes his last contract and right before he was going to officially resign he dies of food poisoning.
- Revealing Injury: During the fight with the Woman of Hurt he gets the top of his skull lopped off, making him easily identifiable. He fixes this problem by wearing different hats.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He's meant to be boring in just about every way possible. His conduit means he's so average that people who don't spend a whole day with him will forget what he looks like.
- Even the fact that he was an assassin is tempered by the fact that he was an assassin for an insurance agency.
- Roommate Com: Blake enlists Cordelia in helping him kill the FailSafe board of directors in exchange for letting her stay at his apartment. Their differences immediately start clashing.
- Sociopathic Hero: He repeatedly saves the world because he needs something to do while getting his money back.
- Even his final goal of ending the war between the Nidhoggs and Ratatoskrs is motivated entirely by the fact that he's friends with Calli and Cordelia's friends with Maro.
- Supervillain Lair: After killing a lawyer who was hiding inside the Yggdrasil, he and Cordelia move into the compartment he made, describing it as their evil lair.
- Take a Third Option: Blake suggests one to Nifyx; she would let herself be captured to stop the war between the Nidhoggs and Ratatoskrs, then he would fake her death so she can still go free. She refuses, not wanting to spend the rest of her life hiding. Blake then sets Cordelia up to let her take a different third option instead.
- Taking the Bullet: Dives in front of a spell aimed at Cordelia. It wasn't entirely selfless; he catches the spell in an artifact that lets him use it at a later time.
- Wedding Smashers: Blake and Cordelia team up to assassinate a FailSafe boardmember at his own wedding. After Cordelia makes a scene and gets stabbed, Blake chucks a poison cloud in the middle of the room and creates an ice ramp to escape. By the time the bride gets out of the bathroom the entire wedding has been killed by poison gas.
The benefactor of the Furies, he bought their souls and had them resurrected. He appears as a skeleton with a dog's head in a dark robe and is apparently a descendant of Anubis. Conduit of Wrath.
- Agree to Disagree: With Lancelot (and, by extension, the Athars). As his family was created by Anubis, his views are pretty different from those of the Athars. Despite this, he doesn't see the point in arguing about it.
- The Atoner: Whatever his past mistake was, it made him the Conduit of Wrath and spurred him to create the Furies. That wrath is directed purely at himself.
- Big Good: How 'good' he is depends on your definition, but he sends the Furies on their missions generally due to the target causing some sort of large-scale harm to the balance of the planar system.
- Blessed with Suck: Despite 'Conduit of Wrath' sounding pretty intimidating, he never uses his conduit at all. He explains to King that his wrath is entirely directed at himself; whatever his powers are, they likely can't be used offensively.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: While he 100% looks the part of the fearsome Reaper, he's pretty chill and very reasonable.
- My Greatest Failure: He mentions to Nifyx that he made "a mistake" in his past which changed the path of his life.
- The Grim Reaper: Skeleton in a cloak, check. Descendant of a known death god, check. List of people that need to die, supercheck.
- Psychopomp: As his appearance would indicate, he's a psychopomp. It's not expressly stated what afterlife he serves, however it can be assumed that it's whatever Anubis belonged to. At some point he had a meltdown and quit his job.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: If the Furies can find some way to solve the problem the target is causing without killing them he's fine with letting the target live. Not that the Furies actually do that, but it's nice to know there's a merciful option on the table.
A valravn who works with Cato. Became Cordelia's warlock patron after her death, after ripping her heart out of her chest on their first date. Conduit of Patronage.
- Dark Is Not Evil: It's hard to say how good she is but she works for Cato (whose main priority is justice) and took down a serial killer. As a valravn with similarly themed powers, she's definitely into a darker aesthetic.
- Considering she's able to live on Mount Celestia without getting physically ill, she's apparently not evil.
- Dating Catwoman: She killed Cordelia, bringing the Valentine Ripper's reign of terror to an end. Cordelia found her in the afterlife and now they're an item.
- Goth: She's embraced the aesthetic. Even the spells she grants Cordelia look different from their normal counterparts.
- Polyamory: She starts the season in a relationship with Cordelia, but later moves in with Anastasia and begins sleeping with her as well. Cordelia describes their relationship as Lynette being romantically involved with the both of them while Cordelia and Anastasia are just friends.
- Promoted to Playable:
- When Cordelia accidentally teleports herself out of the Götterdämmerung Grand Prix, Lauren switches between playing as Cordelia investigating the area around the race and Lynette inside the race.
- After Nifyx's actions result in her leaving the Furies and embarking on a solo adventure, Laura takes control of Lynette as well for the remainder of the season as she replaces Nifyx's role on the team.
- Sense Freak: She's a member of the Society of Sensation.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Plays this role to the team, via Gustav the telephone/raven/familiar.
- Voluntary Transformation: Part of being a valravn. She has at least a raven form and a human form.
King's adoptive Aasimar daughter. Originally part of Project Dharma, but King took her with him when the Nexus went under. Conduit of Limes.
- Abnormal Ammo: She can generate and fire limes out of her hands.
- Damsel in Distress: She seems to be kidnapped by Pope disguised as King.
- In-Universe Nickname: Lloyd calls her Lemon. He claims it's his nickname for her, but Nifyx seems skeptical.
- People Puppets: She fills Cronus' veins with lime juice and, by controlling the juice itself, effectively steers his body around like a vehicle. It's unclear if this is limited to corpses or if it also works on living people.
- Persona Non Grata: Due to her tendency to 'play rough' with other children (firing limes at them with the force of a potato gun) she's been systematically banned from most public parks in Sigil.
- Semi-Divine: She's an Aasimar. King doesn't know what the non-celestial half is; he mostly sorts people into 'lizards' and 'not lizards'.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Limes, natch.
- Tyke Bomb: She was meant to be one as part of the second version of Project Dharma. When the Nexus went defunct, King found her and adopted her. She doesn't seem to have been trained as an assassin; she can be gleefully violent, but that seems to be more because of King's example.
A Modron Secundus. A former Mercykiller and suspect in Nifyx's death until he teams up with her to help her investigation. Conduit of Gun.
- Clear Their Name: Nifyx offers to help clear his criminal record if he helps her find the 'man with a thousand faces'.
- He Knows Too Much: By the time he comes close to solving Nifyx's case, she has started working with the person who had her killed. This means Nifyx ends up killing him to prevent him from finishing the job and uncovering their plans.
- Mistaken for Murderer: He first comes up on Nifyx's radar when she sees footage of an odd looking Modron walking around Bytopia when she died. When she finds out he used to be a Mercykiller she understandably suspects him. Turns out he was trying to stop the 'man with a thousand faces', who was her real killer.
- So Much for Stealth: Nifyx detects his thoughts when he tries to hide from her. Saying he's not there out loud doesn't help him out much.S1M0N: I AM NOT HERE.
Nifyx: You very much are here, though.
S1M0N: PROVE IT.
A Dullahan soul trader who works in Purgatory. Nifyx is in debt to her after being beaten by random chance in a challenge. Conduit of Envy.
- Absurdly High-Stakes Game: She uses Nifyx's conduit to challenge her to a game of War. Nifyx loses, and so has to help keep Matilda's secrets... which involves murdering her contact in the morgue and the poor elf who was sent to deliver the head.
- The Assimilator: Her powers match the conduit of whoever's head she's currently wearing.
- Discard and Draw: Due to how she uses other conduit powers, switching to a new one requires ditching the current one.
- Enlightened Self-Interest: Gives Nifyx a Great Soul to pay off her debt to the spiders. As Nifyx points out, getting killed by interdimensional spiders by the end of the day means she won't be able to pay off her debt to Matilda.
- Headless Horseman: As a Dullahan. She's traded her horse for a desk, though.
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: She decides to help Nifyx with her plan to destroy alignments, the alignment-based planar system, and the soul economy because, since she knows it's coming, she can profit off the relief efforts and sell all her souls shortly before the economy crashes.
- Miss Exposition: She's all too happy to answer any and all of Nifyx's questions. This is part of why Nifyx entertains the idea of working with the person who had her killed.
- Off with His Head!: She hires assassins to kill people with useful conduit powers (like Nifyx), then pays the coroner to send her their heads.
- Ominous Multiple Screens: Unlike Cato's office, which is a desk and couch next to the Astral Sea, Matilda's office is a cramped dark room surrounded by numerous monitors.
- White-Collar Crime: Matilda plans on using Nifyx as a way to pull off some insider trading. If she knows which power-players are going to be killed, she can bet against them on the soul economy.
The leader of the Athar. Descendant of the titans who were killed by the first generation of gods. Conduit of Deicide.
- Big Eater: He is introduced at King's barbecue, where he eats as much as he possibly can.
- Elemental Powers: His heritage gives him subconscious effects on natural elements, generally tied with emotion. This ranges from flowers blooming with his footsteps to steam coming out of him when flustered.
- Fertile Feet: Flowers bloom in his wake as he walks.
- Gentle Giant: A member of the largest player race and a pretty chill dude.
- High-Pressure Emotion: When he's flustered or emberassed, steam will literally start pumping out of him.
- Mooks Ate My Equipment: His conduit lets him destroy divinely powered items. Since the gods no longer exist, items enchanted by warlocks (i.e. the ones that Cordelia makes) are also within this purview.
- Our Titans Are Different: A combination of the Dungeons & Dragons races of the Goliath and the Empyrean.
The leader of the Believers of the Source. A goat-type Guardinal, which are the Neutral Good outsiders. Conduit of Divinity.
- A God Am I: As the leader of the Believers, this is her ultimate goal.
- Black Swords Are Better: Wields a black bladed sword gifted to her by Drow worshippers of Lolth.
- Crusading Widower: The memories King uncovers in the Jasper House indicate that she started on her current goal because of her terminally ill wife, Dido. Due to a lack of memories from outside the Jasper House, it's unclear what her specific objective is, or whether Dido is still alive.
- Former Teen Rebel: She used to be a member of the Xaositects but left after they didn't help with Dido's illness. Both she and Dido looked significantly more like metalheads during that time.
- Legendary Weapon: Her sword is heavily implied to be Boris, the black amber sword wielded by Joan from Season 2.
A Hollyphant operating as an agent of the Athar. In Heaven to overthrow the Metatron. Conduit of the Lost.
- Create Your Own Villain: His treatment of Nifyx for questioning Athar doctrine kicks off her transformation into a Well-Intentioned Extremist, directly resulting in the annexation of the Athar by the Belivers, the end of the planar system as we know it, and his own death at her hands.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Explains that his distaste for gods is a result of a childhood trauma. Namely, his family were killed by cultists of a nature god who harvested their ivory for a ritual to bring their dead deity back to life.
- Death by Irony: He drowns as a result of him intentionally sinking the Hermes, at the hands of the person who wanted nothing more to be friends with him before he pushed her away.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: His friendship with Nifyx comes to a screeching halt after he gives her the cold shoulder for asking questions about Athar beliefs. Later on, Cordelia starts talking about how the Athar seem generally alright but can't stand Lancelot, and even Blake considers him a Jerkass. The only Fury who still likes him is King.
- Healing Hands: Manifests when Nifyx (as a triceratops) licks Lancelot, accidentally healing herself.
- Lancelot later shows that he can do this without people licking him and would like it if they wouldn't.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When King grabs a lance imbued with the heavenly virtue of Charity, it makes him stab through Lancelot to avenge the Metatron. He gets better.
- Nay-Theist: He's an Athar, so this is basically a requirement; since the gods died, they've turned their attention to people who start acting like gods. Notably, the Furies first meet him while he's on a mission to overthrow the Metatron.
- Never My Fault: He never takes responsibility for his overreaction to Nifyx asking basic questions about his faith resulting in the end of their friendship and setting her on a downward spiral with major consequences.
- Super Drowning Skills: A combination of being a heavy, non-buoyant Hollyphant and Nifyx paralyzing him with bloodbending leaves him helpless as he drowns in the river Lethe.
- Talking Animal: As a Hollyphant, he looks like a tiny golden winged Elephant who can talk.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: It's unclear how precisely his shapeshifting works, but if it's anything like the mastadon form in the original Planescape setting it's probably at-will.
- Winged Humanoid: His humanoid form still has his fairy wings and an elephant head.
A British shorthair tabaxi who grew up with King in Project Dharma. Has since joined the Believers of the Source. Conduit of Perplexity. Eventually becomes a Conduit of Identity.
- A God Am I: As a Believer, this is his ultimate goal. The reason he and the other Believers are in the Abyss in the first place is to bind Jean and steal her power after she ascends.
- Confusion Fu: On account of his conduit abilities. He's so good at throwing people off that only King, as Conduit of Instinct, could consistently go up against him.
- Dual Wielding: He uses a pair of swords that he wears on the same hip, samurai-style.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Lloyd was raised to want to get stronger, so even now that's all he really cares about. He's self-aware enough that he knows this isn't a good mindset but he doesn't know how to be anything else.
- After being humbled by Nifyx, he does some introspection and decides he wants to help other people who don't know what they want in life and becomes a Conduit of Identity.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: He overtly doesn't care about the Believers trying to bring gods back. He just wants to be as strong as he can be, and feels like becoming a god is about as powerful as you can get.
- He freely states that if there was something more powerful than a god he could become he'd ditch the Believers without any second thoughts.
- After becoming a Conduit of Identity, his purpose in becoming a god is instead to help people like himself who have no sense of what they want to do.
- Punk Rock: His aesthetic is 80s British punk.
- Strong and Skilled: Austin notes that Lloyd is probably the best fighter in the world for his size, although he could be defeated by many people larger or more magically inclined.
- King's Conduit of Instinct acts as a hard counter to Lloyd's Conduit of Perplexity, but Lloyd was always able to beat him. This would imply that even without his conduit advantage he's an extremely skilled swordsman.
- He's eventually soundly defeated by Nifyx during a sparring match, but only after Nifyx unlocks an extra conduit and effectively gains the ability to use console commands. Apparently, fighting a magical gnome Reality Warper and a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the same time is a bit much even for him.
- Super Mode: He can enter the same 'Ultra Instinct' mode as King.
- Voice Changeling: The voice Chris initially had in mind was the cockney voice Austin did for Hafthor in Season 5. Austin's accent keeps going all over the place, so he just makes it part of Lloyd's character that he can (and will) change his voice whenever, similar to Nucky in Season 4.
- Lloyd's eventual in-character explanation is that it's an extension of his conduit.
A Sokushinbutsu who's been running Heaven due to the death of the gods. Has recently decided that the standards for entering Heaven have become too lax and shut the gates to prevent more 'sinners' from getting in. Conduit of Purity.
- Actual Pacifist: In his first form, he doesn't directly attack anyone as he is a pacifist. The only damage dealt is in the form of his holy presence. Averted when he sets up his Suicide Attack and goes into his second form.
- Angelic Abomination: His human form is mostly vestigial (and already looks dessicated from the mummification) and his six wings are so thin that they resemble insect legs. Once the human part is taken out he's basically a disembodied nervous system connected to the wings.
- Astral Projection: How he interacts with people. Part of the Furies job to kill him requires finding him.
- Curbstomp Battle: He still has the consistency of a mummified monk who'd been fasting and sedentary for 27 years before his death. And then the Furies meet his second form.
- Harmful to Touch: The biggest danger when fighting his first form is that approaching him makes most things burn from the inside out from how holy he is.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: He was aware that Blake had ulterior motives for his rambling about colonoscopies, but paid close attention in order to prove that he has infinite patience... meaning he didn't notice the rest of the Furies literally walk right past him.
- Holier Than Thou: At some point he decided his standards were above those that the gods put in place and closed heaven to everyone.
- Hypocrite: Elevated to the position of Metatron for being the most moral person alive, he nevertheless makes some deeply troubling decisions and seems to display the deadly sin of pride.
- Mummy: Specifically a Sokushinbutsu, which is a monk observing asceticism to the point of self-mummification.
- Rightly Self-Righteous: He was made Metatron for a reason; he was the most moral person in existence. This seems to have degraded over time, however, as his refusal to let anyone into Heaven has left good-aligned petitioners standing outside the gates, making it incredibly easy to steal and sell their souls in Purgatory.
- Suicide Attack: Played with. He throws the Cathedral of Stars straight at Mount Celestia... with himself and everyone else inside. The main difference here is that he's not intending to kill himself as much as he just doesn't bother to think about his own place in the equation; after all, that would be prideful.
A Valkyrie who spends her time killing, drinking, eating, or napping. Conduit of Resurrection. Member of the Believers of the Source.
- Connected All Along: She says it's a stereotype that psychopomps all know each other, but she actually does know Cato.
- She's also pretty familiar with the Metatron. This is partially due to their jobs (both being major figures in Heaven), but as a psychopomp she's also the one who brought his soul to Heaven in the first place.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Like the Valkyries of myth, Anastasia displays a fondness for mead. She is passed out from drinking when the party first meets her and is in the middle of a keg stand the second time they visit her.
- Psychopomp: Her family was created by Freya to be the psychopomps of Heaven.
- 24-Hour Armor: The Furies walk in on her taking a nap in front of a feast in her armor. She's apparently taken to wearing it with sweat pants since she spends so much time lounging around with the gates of Heaven closed.
- Wild Hair: She has notably large, unkempt red hair.Cordelia: I like your hair.Anastasia: Thanks. I haven't brushed it. Ever.
Jean the Demon Queen
A prospective Demon Lord who, if ascended, could reignite (and win) the Blood War, and therefore become a threat to other planes. She's also the Conduit of Fun.
- A God Am I: She's looking to ascend to Demon Lord status. This would make her one of the closest things to a god that currently exists.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Previous Demons who attempted to become Lords were all conduits of ruthless forms like war and murder. This got them killed by rivals before they could ascend. Being the Conduit of Fun means Jean's made much fewer enemies and many more friends, which is why she's so close to ascending.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first it seems like she's not that bad; the demons seem to like her, and it's understandable that she'd antagonize the Furies since they're coming to kill her. It soon becomes clear that she enjoys screwing with people and even leading them to their deaths. She later reveals that her idea of fun is hurting other people.
- Evil Is Petty: She seems to like exacerbating the things she hears people complain about.
- Jean hears about Cordelia's intense dislike of maggots numerous times. So when she's unwilling to join up, Jean summons loads of maggots just to annoy her on the way out the door.
- Flies Equals Evil: Strongly associated with maggots, it turns out that Jean is a giant bot fly.
- Jackass Genie: She's probably less murderous to people who aren't her enemies, but she uses her conduit to give the Furies what they'd find fun... creatively interpreting the definition so it attacks them.
- During her challenge to Nifyx, the Furies are meant to find a way for their boat to get down the river. Once they do so, they realize she's put them on a completely different river; she never specified when laying out the challenge.
- The Furies later discover that she's really not above pulling the same jackassery on neutral parties. She's been using peoples' desires to kill them basically to create obstacles for the group.
- Kill It with Fire: Cordelia stabs Jean in the head with a holy pickaxe and channels a fire spell through it, killing her.
- Manipulative Bastard: She plans out her 'fun' diversions specifically to force the Furies into wasting spell slots and health getting to her. She even lures Scar to a new fishing spot hoping the Furies would attack them and have to fight a Balor.
- Messy Maggots: She attacks the party by spewing flesh-eating maggots at them in her first appearance. Then Cordelia is invited to her castle on the 665th layer, where nearly every surface is covered in them as well.
- Puppeteer Parasite: Controls a severed dragon head full of maggots that she puppeteers around, instead of facing the party in person. Until they show up to kill her, at which point they see the rest of the dragon in a similar state.
- Sexual Euphemism: Early on, just about every single line. It gets to the point that Cordelia dreads talking to her. She stops doing this so much a couple of episodes after her first appearance.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries this with Cordelia, offering her levels 69 and 420 of the Abyss. She's refused due to Cordelia's sense of honor and distrust (and dislike) of Jean.
- Your Heart's Desire: Offers this to Blake in the form of a lovely beachside retirement. It doesn't work, since it's not really Blake's desire to be on a beach; 'retirement' is just symbolic of having enough money that he's happy.
A skeletal gondolier who pilots a floating discotheque. Used to be in a relationship with Cato. Conduit of Booty. Moonlights as the Lady of Pain.
- Amicable Exes: She's still on friendly terms with Cato, and even gives the Furies a ride through the Abyss at his request.
- Culture Equals Costume: Averted. She's wearing a stereotypical Venetian gondolier's outfit but talks and acts like she's from the American countryside.
- Dem Bones: She's completely skeletal. It's unclear if she was at some point not a skeleton; considering how the planes work, she may have just appeared as one.
- Eye Scream: Downplayed since she's a skeleton, but she is stabbed through the eye while disguised as the Lady of Pain, leaving a crack through that socket.
- The Ferryman: As her name would imply. Although her 'ferry' is a floating discotheque called the Hermes.
- God Guise: She's the imposter Lady of Pain and has been for about fifty years.
- Mistaken for Thief: It is mentioned that she is constantly confused for a pirate, as she is the captain of a boat and the Conduit of Booty. She implies it's the other kind of booty.
- Paranormal Mundane Item: Her oar, which can be used to control water and is invulnerable to the various dangerous materials that run through the rivers of the Abyss. Nifyx names it Ori.
- Revealing Injury: Her eye wound reveals her as the fake Lady of Pain.
- Sanity Slippage: She never gets into outright insanity, but as the season continues she starts acting strangely, apologizing for something and drinking heavily. This coincides with the Furies getting closer and closer to finding out she's the fake Lady of Pain.
- Scars Are Forever: Sharon (as the Woman of Hurt) gets stabbed through the eye by a black amber blade and therefore can't be healed. She's a skeleton, so she's not bleeding out, but it means that anyone who knows about the Woman of Hurt's injury can put two and two together.
Scar for short. A massive Balor living in the Abyss. They help out the Furies after Nifyx beats them in a fishing contest. Conduit of Fishing.
- Gentle Giant: They're a Balor, a legally distinct word for what is literally a Balrog. The Furies think they're a hill from behind. They're also rather soft-spoken, enjoy fishing, and generally think the best of people.
- This isn't to say they won't fight if provoked; Jean lured them into the path of the Furies in the hopes that they'd attack first, provoking Scar to either wipe them out or substantially weaken the team.
- One-Person Army: When Scar gets to fighting, they take out swaths of trees with each swing. And their weapon is a flaming cat-o-nine-tails.
- Public Domain Character: Discussed. The Balor is a kind of demon from Celtic mythology, which J.R.R. Tolkien drew on for the Balrog. Then Dungeons & Dragons imported the Balrog, before being forced to change the name back to Balor.
- Real Balors Wear Pink: Fishing really isn't the sort of hobby you'd expect out of a Balor. Granted, Scar's catching massive demon fish.
- Whip It Good: They use a fire whip that branches into multiple tips, much like the one used by the Balrog in Lord of the Rings.
A Nidhogg child (so a few hundred years old, but comparatively about a teenager). She goes with the Furies to help kill Jean after they make friends with her father. Conduit of Roots.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Nifyx turns her into a Gnome so she can fit on the boat. She looks pretty normal except for her pink worm skin and giant teeth.
- Her primary shapeshifted form eventually becomes a human to symbolize her growing closer to Blake than Nifyx.
- In-Universe Nickname: King tries to write her full name on the roof of the boat but runs out of steam after 'Calli', and subsequently gives her that nickname.
- Nay-Theist: She's thinking about joining the Athar since the Nidhoggs don't like the gods. Although, as she puts it, her father only thinks that way because his father thought that way and so on, so she's not sure if it's an actual hatred or just family tradition.
- Odd Friendship: She develops one with Blake of all people. After helping him out in the Götterdämmerung Grand Prix, he lets her stick around long enough to remember him, making her one of the only (if not the only) person outside one of his jobs to know who he is. He even says goodbye when he thinks his next mission might kill him, and awkwardly recieves a hug from her in return.
An Ultroloth who works on the board of directors at FailSafe and Blake's old supervisor. Subsequently ropes Blake into killing off the rest of the board in exchange for his previous life's savings and some extra pay. Conduit of Contracts.
- Blackmail Backfire: Blake points out that if Cicero thinks Blake can kill the entire board of directors, he should have no trouble killing Cicero. Cicero decides to pay Blake considerably more than his previous offer of returning his savings to him.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's using an assassin to kill his way to the top of FailSafe's corporate ladder. On top of that, the company he works for is an insurance company that kills people who look like they might qualify for a payout just to avoid paying them.
- Deal with the Devil: His conduit lets him set these up with people. He's the devil in the arrangement if it wasn't clear.
- Karma Houdini: He makes one last deal with Blake that comes with the stipulation that he can't go after Cicero or his material interests in any way or incite others to do the same. Austin makes it clear that, if Blake agrees to this, Cicero effectively gets away with everything and waltzes out of the story unharmed. Ultimately averted; it doesn't last, as demonstrated below.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Blake exploits the fact that, while he can't get third parties to go after Cicero, this doesn't apply to people who already want to kill him. Jessica already wants revenge for her husband's murder; Blake goads her into reading his mind, showing her who to go after without telling her anything.
- Klingon Promotion: Transparently his plan. He wants Blake to kill off the rest of the board of directors so he can take over FailSafe.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He's violently murdered by the widow of the first board member he has Blake kill.
- No Mouth: As an Ultroloth he has no mouth or nose. At one point Austin describes him as drinking cocoa before remembering this, and decides he just pours it on his face, not really getting how beverages work.
- Off with His Head!: Not long after he ostensibly gets away with everything, a furious Jessica kicks in his office door and takes his head off.
A Mezzoloth whose fiance is a board member at FailSafe. After her husband is assassinated by Blake and Cordelia, who then crash his funeral and murder a family friend, she starts plotting revenge. Conduit of Despair.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She goes from a background NPC to a non-corporeal nightmare cloud.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Jessica isn't her real name, it's just something Cordelia made up during the assault on the funeral. Nobody ever cares enough to learn her real one.
- Revenge: She wants revenge on her husband's killers. At first she's only after Cordelia, but Blake gets her to read his mind so she goes after Cicero instead.
- Sole Survivor: Of her husband's wedding reception. After Cordelia turns the groom to stone, Blake uses a poison cloud to cover their escape. The poison kills everyone at the reception except for Jessica since she was in the restroom the whole time.
- Weaponized Teleportation: While using her conduit powers, she can appear as a dark mass. Entering the darkness teleports you somewhere inside it.
A Slaad with some very unusual abilities who seems to be after certain items. Conduit of Primordium.
- Apocalypse Anarchy: Part of their goal. They want to restore the Slaad to their original Protean form... which has the effect of releasing absolute chaos on the multiverse, creating anarchy on an unheard of scale.
- Apologetic Attacker: One combat encounter begins with him holding back tears, while repeating, "I forgive you. I'm sorry."
- Asteroids Monster: The Conduit of Primordium. Whenever any part of them is cut off, it generates into a new Slaad. The new Slaad seems to be an extension of the original, making Babble a Slaad who, unusually, can pull off organized plans.
- As the Good Book Says...: The 'babbling' is actually them repeatedly reciting the first part of Genesis in Latin, Spanish, and French.
- Although rather than being about the Bible in particular, the focus is on the on themes that appear in a number of religions; those being chaos, water, and a deity or deities bringing order to the chaos. This reflects what happened to the Proteans.
- Bilingual Bonus: Although made more difficult by Austin deliberately pronouncing the passages in a strange manner, if you can understand Latin, Spanish, or French you might have an early clue as to what Babble keeps talking about.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: Casts Finger of Death when it looks like the Furies are about to win.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They first show up on the steps to Mount Celestia in the very first arc.
- Hero Killer: Ends his starring arc by killing King Badass.
- Hive Mind: As far as anyone can tell, Babble's extra Slaadi share a mind. This lets the usually completely disorganized Slaadi that come from Babble actually cooperate. Although they all have to be concentrating to do so, and on their own they're like individual brain cells.
- In-Universe Nickname: 'Babble' is one. Because of how Slaad work, Cato and Lynette had to come up with some kind of designation.
- After going over Babble's abilities, the Furies start calling the original Babble 'Babble Prime'.
- Kill It with Fire: After recognizing Cordelia as a 'snake of chaos', he stops fighting the Furies. Cordelia incinerates him with a gout of magical fire.
- Pope mentions being able to feel it and, since Babble was regenerating only somewhat slower than he was burning, it was a particularly slow and painful death.
- Spawn Broodling: Like other Slaad, Babble can plant eggs in someone that eventually hatch into a new Slaad. For some reason Babble's eggs hatch much faster than normal, either due to the presence of the Form of Life or their conduit abilities.
The Lady of Pain/The Woman of Hurt
An incredibly powerful god-like entity who sort of runs Sigil. This one's actually an imposter pretending to be the vanished Lady of Pain to keep the factions from starting a massive war.
- Appeal to Force: As long as she's around, all of the factions are too terrified of her retribution to actually start a new faction war in earnest. So when they're revealed to be an imposter by the Believers, the war kicks off, and gives the Believers a notable advantage.
- Eye Scream: While trying to flee the trap the Believers set for her, Camilla stabs her through the back of the head with her black amber sword. The blade comes out the eye. She lives, but presumably anyone who sees her will know she's the fake Lady of Pain.
- God Guise: They're actually an imposter who dresses up as the Lady of Pain and gets spotted here and there to keep people thinking the real one is still around.
- In-Universe Nickname: After the Furies start noticing her watching them they call her the Woman of Hurt to avoid any magical effects saying her name may have.
- After they're revealed as an imposter everyone keeps using the name to differentiate them from the real one.
- Legacy Immortality: Ever since the original Lady of Pain disappeared, the Rilmani meet every hundred years to select someone to take up the mantle. The current one's Sharon.
- Oh, Crap!: When Cordelia dispels magic on them, sending them falling to the ground and revealing them as a fake. They audibly swear, which is another giveaway that this is an imposter.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Hypothetically, just as much of one as the one in Planescape's source material. In actuality the imposter is incredibly powerful; they can summon blades en masse, and do this in their shadow to simulate the real Lady of Pain's trait of flaying people who touch her shadow.
- Purpose-Driven Immortality: One theory about her existence is as a means to keep the gods in check, and that after the gods died she just stopped existing or wandered off somewhere.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that this entry isn't just a repeat of the Lady of Pain's character entry in Planescape should tell you something screwy is going on.
One of Babble's doubles who gained a sense of self after the primary Babble's death. Conduit of Revenge.
- Break Them by Talking: Tries to do this to King by disguising himself as Lancelot and asking pointed questions about his motives, but King's instincts reveal the deception after a little while. He tries again while attacking outright, but King doesn't seem smart enough to really get it.
- Meaningful Rename: He gives himself the name 'Pope' because it's more powerful than 'King'.
- Necromancer: His conduit powers let him raise the dead. It's not true resurrection; the undead have their damaged tissue replaced with purple Slaad-like flesh and are basically mindless zombies. It works through literally filling them with his own hatred, so he can't zombify a truly massive person (i.e. Cronus).
- Revenge: It's so central to his character that it's his conduit. Specifically, he wants revenge against King and Cordelia.
- Secret Test of Character: His abduction of Lime is this. He never puts her in actual danger due to how powerful her conduit is; he wants King to prove that he'll do whatever it takes to save her while also staying true to his resolution to stop killing. If King is successful, Pope can entrust him with the rest of Babble's lost children.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: He takes the appearance of Lancelot to try and mess with King in Elysium. He later takes the appearance of King to kidnap Lime.
- Walking Spoiler: His existence involves a lot of spoilery implications about Babble. On top of that, he first shows up late in the game and quickly becomes an Arc Villain. There's not much that can be said about him that doesn't spoil something.