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    Lenora Desmond 
Played By: Lauren Morgan
"What's a cuck?" (Episode 6, 1:10:50)

Lenora is a Tabaxi DJ, comparable in personality to Elle Woods if she was a club kid and liked drugs. Conduit of Magnetism. Magnetism as in personal charm and magnetism as in manipulating metal.


  • Addiction-Powered: Her repeated use of Equinox mutates her cellular structure and gains her additional drug-related superpowers. Austin had intended this to be unstable and extremely hard to control, but Lauren rolled so well on her constitution check that she gets all of the benefits and none of the consequences.
  • Character Development: Goes from being a self-centered drug addict, to a drug addict willing to open an affordable mental health clinic.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She spends the last couple of boss fights throwing insults. It gets to the point that the final boss starts focusing his attacks on Lenora because she'd pissed him off so much.
  • The Ditz: One of her listed flaws, which may be related to her recreational activities.
  • The Fashionista: If she can avoid it, she will never wear the same outfit twice. Which may be why she's broke.
  • Five-Finger Discount: Mentions shoplifting from Valmart.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Lenora hustles to move from party to party.
  • One-Hour Work Week: An in-universe example. She has trouble getting shifts as a barista, and her dream job of D Jing doesn't cut it in terms of financing her lifestyle.
  • Perpetual Poverty: While Lenora works hard to earn money, she does also like to have nice things, which means she's always on the brink.
  • Social Climber: Lenora is already at a better place than she was in her childhood, since she grew up in the slums, but she's aiming for an even more affluent neighborhood.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6'2, which Lauren notes is her first tall character ever, and thus may be out of her range.
  • Sunglasses at Night: She wears them to hide that she's perpetually stoned.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: She wields a swiss army glove or gauntlet of sorts.
  • Valley Girl: Speaks with this inflection. It causes her to lament that people assume she's dumber than she actually is.

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    Frank Westerly 
Played By: Laura Kate Dale
"My hate's at you. Capitalism, I'll deal with on Wednesday." (Episode 6, 0:34:33)

Frank is a human duelist in his early forties who turned his passion for Hollodeck cards into a means to wield magic. However, as the Hollodeck world moved on without him, he ruined his family financially to stay relevant and is now desperate to get back on top. Conduit of Protection.


  • Ambiguously Brown: His character sheet indicates he is Arkaiun, which corresponds with this trope. However, Roll20 does default humans to Arkaiun, so this might not actually be what Laura had in mind.
  • Awkward Father-Son Bonding Activity: After reconnecting with his family, he tries to earn his son Forrest's approval. Awkwardness ensues.
  • British Accents: Has a gruff south London accent, which intentionally or not makes a nod to the fact that the main setting is South Valentine.
  • Character Development: After saving Algernon and settling their feud, his priorities shift back to protecting his family and the party, especially Lenora.
  • The Gambling Addict: It's not one-to-one, but Frank's addiction to purchasing new Hollodeck cards resembles this trope a lot, especially through the way it ruins him financially, and destroys his relationship to his family.
  • Geek Physiques: Described as somewhat chubby.
  • Handicapped Badass: While he was never particularly physically strong, he was still pretty good in a fight with his conduit powers. Until Ash drops the corpse of a God on him and crushes his legs, which while not leaving him unable to walk has left him with a permanent mobility penalty. In the finale, Bloodmaw has to give him a piggyback ride up the final flight of stairs.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: Frank has a lot of trouble accepting that his chosen career just didn't work out.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ignoring Algernon's insults, his ex-husband Alexander calls him "Scoops". While it's probably affectionate, it's derived from scooping up your cards when you lose a card game, so there's a bit of an insult there.
    • Lenora comes to refer to him affectionately as "Card Dad"
  • Jaded Washout: Frank couldn't accept not being celebrated for his innovations, and his struggle to be number one only sank him further to the point his husband left him and kept their two kids.
  • Refusal of the Call: When Skel calls to warn the party about an otherworldly threat in the epilogue, he opts out of returning to the frontlines, citing "different priorities".
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He has very little patience for villainous monologuing.
    Frank: You sound like a bit of a villain right now.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: After the first heist during downtime, Frank runs into Algernon at the card shop described by Laura as "the Yugi to his Kaiba", the guy who aims to beat Frank at all costs and can easily afford to theme all his decks as anti-Frank counters.
  • Stealing the Credit: There apparently was a sort of Murder on the Orient Express of credit stealing. Frank's magical card playing got so popular, everyone effectively forgot who started it, and any royalties Frank might have been owed are air.
  • Team Dad: What he becomes for the party as a whole, especially for Lenora.
  • To Be a Master: Ultimately, Frank just wants to be on top of the dueling world again.
  • Vancian Magic: Instead of preparing spells like a wizard (the class that Duelist is based off of) he selects cards to take into his deck.

    Catarina "Krakenbane" Brooks 
Played By: Chris Larios
"Sail on, bitch." (Episode 7, 1:06:31)

Captain Catarina "Krakenbane" Brooks, besides being a triumphant warrior who has conquered every challenge the ocean has to offer, is an indie wrestler looking to make it big after a childhood on the streets as an orphan. Conduit of Victory. Was killed after a failed attempt to win the Game by killing all of the heads of Crown.


  • An Arm and a Leg: She loses an arm when her Conduit of Victory-infused bullet was redirected back at her by Frank and Lenora.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: The wrestler homebrew class was based on the Way of the Four Elements monk style.
  • Big Eater: Understandably, as she grew up with food insecurity and is very physically active.
  • Large Ham: Mandatory for pro-wrestlers.
  • Book Dumb: She wasn't formally educated, and this shows through her intelligence stat.
  • Brain Uploading: Used to implant her memories into the bodies of the Solomon Luna clones, imbuing them with her combat prowess.
  • Dead All Along: Despite seemingly reappearing as an assassin under Luna's employ after the courtroom battle, it's later revealed that Cat has been dead since the Time Skip, having been killed by Solomon Luna in order to plunder her memories for his "Krakenbane" soldiers.
  • Decoy Protagonist: If Reese Hickenbottom is The Hero, then Catarina is this, if a Villain Protagonist flavor of it. Her actions spark off the events that push Reese into The Game and make her revolution possible, and acts as a constant shadow hanging over her former friend.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Mentioned offhand when Diego warns her that sneakers as merch are his territory.
  • Friend to All Children: With her core demographic aimed at young children, her wrestler stage performance gets her the admiration of all kids in the audience.
    Austin: Every time you wrestle, internet searches for marine biology majors spike up.
  • Heroic Build: Chris insists that she has "actual physique".
  • I Call It "Vera": After stealing Graves' massive handgun, she uses it with a new given name of "The Authority."
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: When she infuses her bullets with her Conduit of Victory, her shots cannot miss.
    Chris: I'm gonna take my gun and I'm going to use my Conduit of Victory and, holds on... (calculates) does... 10,003 hit?
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: All her stats excepting intelligence are solid, though not mind blowing.
  • Killed Off for Real: The second playable character in Dice Funk to not survive until the season finale, as she dies offscreen following the courtroom battle.
  • Lesbian Jock: Or bi jock.
  • Morality Pet: Cat's best friend Reese is the only person who she wouldn't screw over for her own advancement.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Everyone has a story about Catarina mooching off of them.
  • Professional Wrestling: She is a nautical themed wrestler. Until she quits in order to kill all the Crown board members.
  • Pursue the Dream Job: Catarina puts all her energy into her dream of becoming a pro wrestler.
    • Later ditches this in favor of her new dream of assassinating the Crown Corp board of directors.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Fed up with being used by the games of the Crown Corporation, she goes on a killing spree to hunt down all the heads of Crown. She successfully kills several of them before being taken down while going after the head of the justice branch.
  • Street Smart: Due to her upbringing. Although her taste in disguises isn't the best.
  • Street Urchin: Explicitly compared to Oliver Twist, in her relationship to a Fagyn figure in the person of Nucky who took her on various grifts before disappearing when she was 13.
  • Taking You with Me: She pulls the pin on a hand grenade after the rest of the party defeats her, hoping to kill as many people in the blast as possible. Thanks to Eddi and Mardis, she fails.
  • The Ace: By far the most accomplished combatant in the party.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Her chronic freeloading caused problems even during downtime. Turned Up to Eleven when her actions make Crown declare war on them.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Shifts into this as her crusade to murder all the Crown Corp leaders inflicts misery on the party. After Fort Splendor, none of them trust her, especially Frank.
  • Villain Protagonist: Becomes one after the Fort Splendor heist, where she decides to start killing off all the Crown Corp heads in order to win The Game.

    René Eddi 
Played By: Michael Schiciano
"I'd comment on how nice that feels against my thigh there, but my sensory array doesn't work that way." (Episode 4, 0:25:20)
Ed is a Warforged rogue and sorcerer with a mysterious past, who was found by a Good Samaritan Kobold named Kundey in several piles of trash. He has since tended his bar, the Quarter Round, and become a professional musician, but with the landowners pressuring Kundey, hopes to be able to save the bar. Shares his body with the Form of Mardis Valamin from Season 3. Conduit of Synergy.
  • Amnesiac Hero: He remembers very little from before Kundey rescued and repaired him.
  • Career-Ending Injury: His previous life ended with his dismemberment, which even after being reassembled means his joints are deeply damaged and limited in motion. He won't let it happen again.
  • Eating Optional: While he can eat if he wishes to in order to be social, he has no nutritional requirements and can sit through a meal without taking a bite in stark contrast of his cohorts who fill their pockets with bread sticks for later.
  • Friend to All Children: As an employee of the Quarter Round, he gains elements of this trope by proxy, as Kundey keeps the bar open at day to keep kids off the streets.
  • Lovable Coward: While he's not worthy of ridicule for a legitimate concern and trauma, it is a stated possibility that he may desert the party out of fear of injury.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Ed is determined not to avoid the trauma he's faced before, and if that means he fails his friends, he just might do it anyway.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: While Warforged were built for service at first, at the time of the story no one no longer has any doubts of whether they're sentient. This includes Ed.
  • Time Master: His Sorcerer magic is temporal in nature. We have yet to see to what degree he can affect things.
  • Wrong Context Magic: He is one of the only people in the world who doesn't need to go through a corporation to use magic, and no one knows why. It's because Mardis is lending him his magical prowess, and he loses the ability to spellcast after the two are separated.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: One of his core beliefs is that there is the potential for good in everyone, even if it isn't obvious or they don't believe it themselves.
  • Sharing a Body: It is revealed near the end of episode 16 that Ed has been sharing his body with Mardis Valamin for approximately 8 years. Both Ed and Mardis are capable of taking control of Ed's body to speak and move; the indication of who is presently speaking is a shift in their posture. Additionally, they appear to be comfortable with their situation, with Ed expressing in a later episode that he would not want his connection to Mardis to be severed. However, they end up being separated by Beau in the finale.

    Reese Hickenbottom 
Played by: Chris Larios
"Can we stop at Rickdonald's first?"
Catarina's best friend and only true connection, who always has a couch for her to sleep on. An artist bard who became a bank teller, she gets sucked into events when Catarina starts killing Crown board members. Collects socks. Conduit of Art.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: During the Cold Open of episode 18, Chris begins to play her as she meets Graves for the first time.
  • Cowardly Lion: Constantly wracked with fear and regret, but presses on regardless.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Far and away the most popular member of Team Loser following her landing the killing blow on Ash and The Valentine Devil.
  • Morality Pet: To Catarina.
  • Motor Mouth: When distressed.
  • No Medication for Me: Graves flushes her anti-lycanthrophy medicine down the toilet, as her were-rat powers might prove useful in their fight for survival against Crown.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: A were-rat. She takes medication to keep from turning. Graves flushes that down the toilet.
  • Promoted to Playable: As of episode 18. Becomes Chris's main player character after Cat's death.
  • Reality Warper: As a Conduit of Art.
  • Refusal of the Call: When Skel calls the party to warn them of an otherworldly threat in the epilogue, she refuses to even answer the phone.
  • Sanity Slippage: As shown in the epilogue, she's begun hallucinating about Catarina as a result of being haunted by her actions and eventual death.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The epilogue reveals that she leaves Valentine as soon as she's able to.
  • The Hero: Of the Revolution Mega-Arc.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from being a terrified bank teller to a revolutionary hero.
  • Reality Ensues: When she finally finishes off taking over Crown Corp, she peaces out of the final heist. She'd just got done with killing over 100 twisted Catarina clones, and didn't want to have to go right back into the killing. She's also seen having suffered considerable Sanity Slippage in the epilogue.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Cat start discussing Cat's feelings. It devolves fairly quickly into threats of violence.

    Mardis, Himself 
Played by: Skitch
Spoilers for everything leading up to the military base arc.The hidden companion and source of Ed's powers.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: A strange example. Just as Gorfinax was Hunger given form, and Zavala was Sacrifice given form, Mardis is the form of the platonic ideal of Mardis as a concept. He is the most Mardis anything could possibly be.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Presumably, it's through an accident of original Mardis' planeshifting that this version of himself was created.
  • Guardian Angel: Mardis is the reason Ed was brought back from the brink, after being thrown from a roof.
  • The Gunslinger: He was the first of them, after all.
  • Haunted Technology: Mardis isn't quite a ghost, and certainly isn't malevolent as a haunting implies, but he does inhabit Ed's robotic body.
  • Sharing a Body: Ed reacted to Mardis' arrival with curiosity, and they quickly became friends to each other.
  • Symbiotic Possession: It qualifies as possession only in that Mardis occasionally takes over, with Ed's eyes turning blue as a result. The possession, in fact, is so symbiotic that it leads to Ed becoming the Conduit of Synergy.
  • Walking the Earth: He starts traveling the world to investigate the effects of the Forms on a worldwide scale in the epilogue. However, when Skel calls the party to warn them of an upcoming threat, he states that he can return.

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North Val Inhabitants

    Algernon Sharp 
Frank's rival in Hollodeck and the son of the head of Crown's Financial branch, Richard Sharp. Conduit of Skill.
  • Cruel Player-Character God: He modded pain animations into his Hollodeck VR game.
  • Character Development: After getting saved by Frank, he cools off significantly and tells the party about Beau's betrayal.
  • Extraverted Nerd: Dresses in ostentatious styles and colors, and enjoys publicly dueling Frank.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: One parent is dead, the other dislikes him, and while the kids in the card shop seem impressed by his beating Frank, he doesn't seem to have any real friends.
    • This is part of why he singled Frank out; he saw Frank as someone who had what he wanted, and ruined it for himself.
  • Medusa: He takes medication to avoid turning random people (and possibly himself) to stone.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died before the start of Valentine and his father shows very overt disdain for him.
  • The Rival: To Frank, in as stereotypical anime fashion as possible.
    • It's been suggested by both Laura and Austin that he doesn't even try to keep up with the professional decks so much as he just builds direct counters to whatever deck Frank happens to be playing at the moment.
  • Royal Brat: Son of the head of Crown Corporation's financial division. Due to the aforementioned parental abandonment, he spends most of his time harassing Frank specifically.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Pretends to arrest Frank and Ed in part to help get them out of the building but more to impress his dad.
    • Taken to something of an extreme when he uses his newfound conduit abilities to bring a demon to life and kidnap his own father... so that he could save his father, hoping to earn his approval and be written back into the will.

    Beatrice Beauregard 
A chairholder of Crown Corporation and chief executive of the Fashion branch, Beau is the team's first boss after their heist in Solomon Luna's home. Beau is non-binary, and is referred to with he and she pronouns interspersed. Conduit of Miracles.
  • Bad Boss: She's quite open about not caring about his employees' lives.
  • Bifauxnen\Bishōnen: He is androgynous, taking from both Marlene Dietrich and David Bowie in terms of looks.
  • Doing It for the Art: Nothing is more important to Beau than creating new trailblazing art, not even the Game.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She tends to present his plans and himself in the worst possible light, before it is unveiled that she had a back-up. He's still quite selfish, though.
  • The Fashionista: Her aesthetic influences and day job should be an indicator.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: His pet bear, which she takes everywhere on a leash, is called Bird.
    • Apparently, this is because Bird was originally an actual bird, turned to several other animals and eventually a bear by Project Eternity. So the name used to make a bit more sense.
  • Rich Binch: About as rich as it gets, rather uncaring, but with the sass and basic moral standards that befit the trope.
  • Graceful Loser: After Team Loser defeats the Valentine Devil, obtains the Sephirot, takes control of Hospitality and Manufacturing, and even poaches Beau's personal assistant/bodyguard/enforcer by quadrupling his pay, he still doesn't seem to hold too much of a grudge against them and even offers Reese a job working on art for Fashion.
    • Somewhat explained by the fact that, after going through several 'lives' thanks to Project Eternity, she decided to move away from some of his more ambitious tendencies to focus more on fashion.

    General Heller 
The head of Crown Corp's Military branch. Friends with Richard Sharp.
  • Boom, Headshot!: His death, courtesy of Catarina. Although the fatal wound was actually Ed shooting him in the neck.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He's not always in full drill sergeant mode, it seems to be something of an act so his soldiers respect him more.
    • According to his daughter, he went into demolitions rather than the military proper so he didn't have to personally hurt people.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Acts like a stereotypical gruff military type, partially for respect, but it turns real in combat or when he's angry.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: A grenade launcher.
  • Snake People: A yuan-ti, the snake part being a king cobra.

    Justice Alistair 
Head of the Administration branch of Crown. Also an actual judge. Currently on vacation in Lorelei.
  • Clueless Boss: Not when she's personally in the office, but she took a vacation to Lorelei, giving Team Loser incredibly broad powers with the vague objective to "acquire other branches of Crown". The result is that she's unwittingly given the party the exact tool they need to bring down Crown Corp.
    • Also currently clueless as to the goings-on in Administration; Ed did so well in taking charge that the Administration employees started tossing around a rumor that Alistair is actually dead and Ed is their new boss.
  • Lizard Folk: An alligator lady to be precise.

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    Richard Sharp 
Head of Sharp Financial, which is to say the Financial branch of Crown Corp.
  • Character Development: Sort of. Reese, trying to stop everyone from killing each other, uses her newfound Conduit of Art powers to make Sharp remember the good times he shared with Algernon (actually implanted memories from Reese's powers), leading him to suddenly love his son. It's unclear how much he's changed aside from that, although Algernon says he hits people less and seems happier. Algernon does also point out that Reese is right to think her actions were really unethical, but personally thinks it's an improvement.
  • Parental Neglect: Thinks his son is an idiot, particularly for his interest in hollodeck, and doesn't hide that fact at all.
    • It's also revealed that he wrote Algernon out of his will (also keeping him from inheriting the Financial branch).
  • Medusa: Used to take medication to keep from turning himself and others to stone, but it interfered with his regular medication so he wears a blindfold instead.

    Skel 
Played by: Johnny Maloney
A former head of Crown Corp, now effectively a rogue AI. Whether he's actually Skel or just an AI based on his consciousness is up for debate.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Twice, actually. He first uploaded himself to a computer system and later ascended from that by broadcasting himself into the internet.
  • Haunted Technology: At first, a server room in a private residence. Afterwards, the entire internet. He also seems to be able to access drones directly, even ones belonging to the military.
  • Mad Artist: He was part of the Crown Corp board of directors, but decided he was more interested in poetry than business. After uploading himself to the internet, he's been putting his poetry on every website he can.

    Solomon Luna 
Head of the Media branch of Crown, but uses Media's all-encompassing influence to effectively personally govern Valentine.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Killed off by Lenora, who hijacked the body of Saint Luna and stomped him flat.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Of the "could be the Big Bad if not for a more dangerous Big Bad" variety. While he's posed as the main villain for most of the season, in actuality he has a Man Behind the Man in the form of Saint Luna and Aeron takes the role of Final Boss.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: One of the most crucial chairmen of Crown Corp. Effectively runs Crown (as all other branches need some interaction with Media) and therefore Valentine.
  • Lizard Folk: We do not see him directly, but we hear him and we see Lenora and Ash disguised as him. He's a bearded dragon lizardfolk.
  • Madwoman in the Attic: Skel was essentially this to him, and his release makes Luna furious.

    Inspector William Graves 
A silver Dragonborn cop from North Valentine who frequently crosses paths with Team Loser.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Dies by getting a harpoon through the skull courtesy of one of the "Krakenbane" soldiers.
  • Compensating for Something: His taste in firearms.
  • Humiliation Conga: Graves was meant to be a threat to the party, but ends up getting his face broken twice by Lenora and Catarina, had his gun stolen (again, by Catarina), then loses 50 or so heavily-armed SWAT team officers to Ash, leading to Solomon Luna to try and kill him, which in turn gets him sucked into Catarina's plan to effectively go to war with Crown Corp due to his lack of better options. To top it off, he never got his gun back.
    • After Catarina's plan ended in her apparent death, Solomon effectively exiled Graves to the wreck of the airship Catarina took down when she killed the head of Agriculture. This means on top of everything else he lives in a booby-trapped metal shell that smells heavily of urine and alcohol.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By what is apparently Cat's harpoon, or a copy of it, on Solomon Luna's behalf.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to Cat's murder of General Heller.
  • Starter Villain: Is this for the party's first two heists. He gets sucked into Villain Protagonist Catarina's plan to kill the Crown Corporation board members instead.
  • Straight Man: To both Catarina and Reese Hickenbottom.

    Mary Heller 
General Heller's daughter. More interested in art than the military.

South Val Inhabitants

    George 
A Butler Bot from Solomon Luna's house.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: It's a little jarring to hear a cheerful "Beep boop!" followed with a whispered "I hid all the drugs."
  • Fantastic Racism: They're very nearly killed in the first heist as a result of Catarina and to a lesser extent Frank undervaluing artificial lives.
  • Robot Buddy: They used to be Solomon Luna's, but are now Lenora's buddy.
  • Verbal Tic: Prefaces all of it's sentences with "Beep boop!"

    Kundey 
A South Val Kobold who owns the ¼ Round bar, and is one of Ed's closest friends.
  • I Found You Like This: He found Ed in a dumpster, half dead, and fixed him up. After, he gave him shelter and a job.
  • Lizard Folk: Kundey is a Kobold, D&D lizard folk classic.
  • Speech Impediment: In his first appearance, at least, he seems to speak with a stutter.

    Memphis Cordovero 
A chairman of Crown Corporation effectively in charge of the nightlife of Valentine.
  • Drugs Are Good: Memphis is in charge of the "hospitality" industry, which includes the unproblematic sale of drugs. In practice, they do have negative effects still.
  • Mole Men: Memphis is a fairly large mole man.
  • Token Good Teammate: The one chairman of the Crown Corporation who has seemed comparatively caring and considerate of the cost of life. That being said, he does have assassins on his payroll.

    Rosen 
A firenewt counted as one of Lenora's friends and enablers in her drugs and EDM life. Referred to with they/them pronouns. Works as a drug dealer for Hospitality, actually, but doesn't seem to care too much about the Game.
  • The Cavalry: Shows up midway through the boss fight with Saint Luna along with an army of Hospitality Branch's mole people and starts fighting with Luna's clone army so Team Loser can focus on Luna.
  • Hard Drinking Party Enby: They are friends with Lenora, after all.
  • Satellite Character: Until Memphis shows up, their appearances revolve only around Lenora.
  • Violently Protective Friend: After Lenora asks Rosen to ensure her parents' safety, they send a selfie of themself with a gun and two bouncers in front of her parents' house. They're also very protective of Memphis when Catarina pulls a gun on him.
    • Leads an army of mole people into Saint Luna's church, pretty much entirely because they were worried about Team Loser.

Wrestling Scene

    Argent and Aurum 
The ruling champions of the local wrestling scene at the start of the season, respectively a silver and a golden dragonborn.
  • The Ace: They're impressive in the ring, at the very least, enough to warrant being pushed to the top.
  • Bounty Hunter: One of their many day jobs, it seems.
  • The Bully: They haze Frank and Lenora when they enter the ring as jobbers.
  • Killed Offscreen: By the time that the party reaches Aeron in the finale, he's already killed both of them.
  • HalfTheManTheyUsedToBe: The party finds Aurum snapped in half, folded backwards.
  • Neck Snap: When the party finds their bodies, Argent is found with his head twisted in a 180-degree angle.
  • Single-Minded Twins: More out of practicality than anything, Austin sometimes makes them speak with the "voice of legion".
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: They have to keep picking up odd jobs to make ends meet, as Spöre explains at the beginning of episode 18. By the end of that same episode, we see them attempt to take Team Loser in to Crown Corporation.

    Bloodmaw the Invincible 
A "heel" wrestler and actual demon from hell. Conduit of Carnage.
  • Battle Butler: For Beau. He's first seen doing personal assistant things like walking Bird, but his specialty is violence, and Beau sends him to investigate the Valentine Devil at one point.
    • Becomes this for Team Loser after Reese quadruples his pay.
  • Comically Small Bribe: When he investigates the Valentine Demon, he runs into Team Loser who convince him to give them a five minute headstart on their discovered lead in exchange for a couple of sandwiches.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: His Conduit of Carnage powers manifest as this, giving him the power to turn any attack of his into a critical hit, while allowing his opponent a free turn if they manage to survive. His final attack against Aeron is one of these on top of being one of his Carnage attacks, knowing that Aeron will definitely kill him if he fails to kill him first. It fails to kill Aeron, resulting in his own {temporary} death.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: As a demon, he can't be Killed Off for Real on the Material Plane. Instead, he's reborn in the Abyss, although he will have to buy a ticket back to Valentine. This is shown when Aeron punches his heart out of his chest in the finale.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Bloodmaw allows Ed one final ultimatum to pay his debts, instead of immediately taking Kundey's bar apart for Crown Corporation.
  • Evil Debt Collector: Being a demon, he is technically evil, but as far as we know his debt collector gig could be more of a Punch-Clock Villain thing. He apparently ends this gig when he goes to work for Beau.
  • Food as Bribe: He's pretty easily bribed with the promise of sandwiches. Lenora promises him some in exchange for letting Team Loser get a head start on the hunt for the Valentine Devil, and Rosen pays him two sandwiches and a soda in exchange for Team Loser's whereabouts.
  • High-Pressure Blood: His namesake. One of his wrestling gimmicks is to cut the inside of his mouth and vomit out a massive torrent of blood.
  • Noble Demon: He's literally a demon.
  • Not So Stoic: Outside the ring, he's pretty deadpan (as deadpan as a demon from hell can be, anyway) until he is tasked with researching churches at which point he becomes genuinely incredibly irritated at the fact that every paper about them seems to have completely conflicting theories. He's also easily bribed by sandwiches.
  • Promoted to Playable: Chris takes control over Bloodmaw for the final heist, when Reese stays behind to cement their control over Crown Corp. He obtains the Conduit of Carnage when entering Valentine, Itself.
  • Time Skip: We learn during season 5's trivia night that in between seasons 4 and 5, Bloodmaw became a general of the army resisting the invasion of the Illithid forces and rammed his ship into an Illithid cruiser, killing himself and every mindflayer aboard. But because he's a demon, he just came back to life in Hell and took a portal back.

    Diego Rivera 
The Goliath booker and announcer at the King Coliseum. No relation to the famous Mexican muralist.

    Spöre 
One of the stranger wrestlers the team encounters, a myconid who serves as Veltari III's partner. Conduit of Community.
  • Mushroom Man: He's a Myconid, and as such is one of the more alien types of people in Valentine.
  • Nice Guy: He's certainly sweet enough to Reese, and seems worried that his own merch will take the spotlight from Veltari III.
  • The Medic: Can heal others with his spores, as seen in the final arc. This is either granted or improved by his becoming a Conduit of Community after making contact with Valentine Itself.
  • Telepathy: He emits what he wants to communicate through spores, which are soundless, so effectively it comes across like this.

    Veltari III 
A Bozog wrestler, fairly reviled by the audience. Her real name is Sara. Conduit of Kicks.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: During the battle for Valentine, her conduit of kicks allows her to perform this on one of her opponents.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: In-universe, her stage persona is an offensively stereotypical Bozog.
  • Kick Chick: Boy does she ever love kicks. Becomes the Conduit of Kicks after making contact with Valentine Itself.
  • Love Interests: She goes on a date with Lenora, and Spöre later refers to Lenora as "Sara's girlfriend".
    Austin: Do you want to date this tall raptor lady made entirely out of kicks?
    Lauren: YES.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Her onstage voice. Her real voice is perfectly adequate. Unless Chris is voicing her, anyway.
    • Unless Chris is playing her, in which case she lets out a "caw-caw!" after each sentence.

    Wendy Wendigo 
A yeti wrestler, who like most of the wrestlers, panders to ethnic stereotypes onstage and struggles to pay rent.
  • Secret Identity: Works at Sharpe Industries as a day job, because her professional wrestling job pays very poorly.
    • Additionally, her personality off-stage is very different from in the ring.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Her bosses ask her to speak in a high pitched voice which makes Catarina very uncomfortable.

Family

    Alexander La Vey 
Frank's ex-husband, an investigative journalist (and employee of Media, although he seems to stay out of the Game), and unintentional Conduit of Truth.
  • Bishōnen: The picture Austin uses to depict him is Sesshomaru.
  • Heroic Neutral: He personally benefits from the Game and Crown Corporation continuing their incredibly shady activities, but he also agrees to help Team Loser take down Crown indirectly, by using journalistic spin to gain the support of the people.
    • He explains why he'd go against administration despite the benefits of working for them after an interview with Reese.
    "All I know is there's enough food that no one has to go hungry. There are enough houses that no one needs to be homeless. There's enough medicine that nobody needs to be sick. And yet all of those evils still exist. So it has to be a choice, and so far nobody is making the choice to make things better except for you, so I guess that makes you braver than I will ever be."
  • Kitsune

    Forrest La Vey-Westerly 
Frank and Alexander's socially-awkward teenage son.

    Diane La Vey-Westerly 
Frank and Alexander's very young daughter.

    Cecil Joe Desmond 
Lenora's father. A caracal tabaxi like Lenora.
  • In-Series Nickname: Apparently goes by Joe, his middle name, because Cecil is "too nerdy". Really, this is because Austin was given the go-ahead by Lauren to come up with the parent characters without her input, and wasn't expecting Lauren to have a name in mind for him. The compromise was that Cecil is his given name and Joe a nickname.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Like Norma, has no apparent problems with Lenora's job as a DJ or her dating a Bozog wrestler.
  • Write Who You Know: Very specifically based on Lauren's real-life father.

    Norma Desmond 
Lenora's mother. A lioness tabaxi.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Like Cecil, has no apparent problems with Lenora's job as a DJ or her dating a Bozog wrestler.
  • Write Who You Know: Very specifically based on Lauren's real-life mother.
  • Unexplained Accent: Austin doesn't really give her an accent. But in the one scene Chris voiced her, he decided to give her a very thick Minnesotan accent.

Other

    Aeron 
The head of Aeron Aeronautics, a rival corporation to Crown. Conduit of Deserts. Deserts as in the root of deserving, not literal deserts, although that's probably an intentional connection as well.
  • Cyborg: Underneath his skin, he's more machine than man.
  • Enlightened Antagonist: He believes a Form imbued him with a mission. The party are somewhat concerned about what form that might be.
  • Final Boss: Ends up playing this role.
  • Looks Like Jesus: Found wandering the desert, and Austin actually calls him "Black Jesus".
  • Secret Test of Character: He faked unconsciousness when run over to see how the team would react.
  • Super Strength: He can throw cars and tear people apart with his bare hands.

    Dr. Mc Science 

    Private Fortune 
A yuan-ti Private in Crown's Military branch. Conduit of Service.
  • Break the Cutie: Winds up physically and emotionally broken by Lenora's betrayal.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's a decent soldier, but this seems to be more due to his athletic capabilities than his mental capabilities.
  • FratBro: Acts like this, especially with Cat's 'Brody Monk' persona, but drops it immediately during actual military procedure.
  • Human Shield: His Conduit of Service powers compel the soldiers around him to take shots meant for him.
  • Replacement Mooks: Part of his Conduit of Service abilities. When he runs out of mooks he can call for reinforcements.
  • Snake People: A yuan-ti, or a 'snerson' according to Lauren.

    Harker 
Ed's old boss. Aeron ousted him from his old company, but he still runs his casino.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sees Warforged as expendable resources. In fact, he uses them explicitly so he can get rid of them without (in his mind) losing a valuable asset, as he thinks he can just buy another. He did this to Ed before the start of the season.
  • Karma Houdini: After using Ed as a patsy, which is apparently something he does regularly with Warforged in Ed's position, he still holds enough cards to force Team Loser to pay him for information. He even gets Frank's wedding ring as part of the deal, despite Frank's best efforts to con him with a fake. The closest thing he has to comeuppance is losing part of his company to Aeron, but he seems to be running his casino as if nothing's changed.
    • Ultimately subverted. After the campaign, Ed buys Harker's casino out from under him.
  • Palm Bloodletting: Subverted. His blood is required to enter his vault, but he thinks cutting the palm is just stupid symbolism; the back of the hand hurts much less, and heals much easier.

    The Valentine Devil 
A mysterious demonic looking entity made of what appears to be black fire. Stole the Sephirot from Beau, destroying a wall in the process. Later shows up trying to abduct Richard Sharp.
  • The Dragon: While its allegiance is a mystery, it's certainly acting in a way that makes Solomon Luna look like he's behind it. Turns out this is a red herring. While it was built up as if it was related to the main plot, it was really more of a side villain.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • Summon Magic: Turns out to be summoned from a card like all creatures summoned from hollodeck. The summoner being Algernon Sharp, who wanted to gain Conduit powers and impress his father by "saving" him.
  • Super Strength: Smashes through a wall in its first appearance. Punches Lenora with a car in its second.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Black ones, at that.

    Saint Luna 
A walking spoiler and the last living god. Looks like a giant horned toad lizard full of tubes. He's the god of work; any time anyone works for anything, they pay to Saint Luna, whether they know it or not.
  • Clone Army: A nice side effect of the cloning process being imperfect and giving clones their own souls is that he can make clones of himself mixed with desired qualities of others (notably, Caterina's tenacity and drive). Since he's the base, they're all loyal to him.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Team Loser spends most of their fight with Luna insulting him. Lampshaded by Austin, who points out that being taken out by a group of idiots calling you 'tube boy' has got to be frustrating for the last living god.
  • High-Pressure Blood: Horned toad lizards can shoot blood from their eyes as a defense mechanism against larger predators. Saint Luna uses this as a projectile attack.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Lenora flings a church pew at him as she was out of her usual attacks but still felt like doing something. It goes through his eye, killing him.
  • Last of His Kind: In two ways. He's the only Orphan of Semuanya who's still truly alive, which also makes him the last living god after the mass deicide.
  • Man Behind the Man: To Solomon Luna, sort of. He technically was Solomon in the sense that everything Solomon did in the campaign was as a proxy of Saint Luna, but Solomon Luna himself was just a mouthpiece.
  • Parental Abandonment: They don't call his siblings the Orphans of Semuanya for nothing. Semuanya's last act of survival before their death during the deicide was to generate children, who then had to eat their way out of their dead parent.
  • People Jars: The other Orphans of Semuanya aren't nearly as alive as Saint Luna. One of his goals in Project Eternity was to create a way to bring them back to life by cloning them while making sure the clone has the original souls instead of new, cloned souls. Until he gets it working properly, he keeps their vegetative bodies in preservation tubes.
  • Smug Snake: As much as Solomon was, if not more so. Although it does make sense that the last living god would have a bit of an ego.
  • Tears of Blood: Shares the blood-squirting capabilities of the animal he's based off of, and Austin's picture for him in Roll20 was of a horned toad lizard with blood dripping from the eyes like tears.

Backstory

    Ash 
A malfunctioning warforged sent by Aeron Aeronautics to retrieve Ed for unknown purposes. Conduit of Mercy.
  • Immune to Bullets: Can apparently manipulate metal projectiles to miss.
  • Medical Horror: His new arm, made of acid syringes, is described explicitly as creating this effect.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: ...Maybe without a crush. There was that instance of him caressing Ed's unconscious face. Either way, he wants to free Ed, because he sees him as a symbol of the best possible fate of the Warforged, sees him as "chosen by the universe".
    • He later says he feels something towards Ed but, not knowing what it was, always tried to repress it. It's still unclear if this feeling was romantic, though.
  • Suicide by Cop: Despite putting up a fight, he was perfectly fine with getting killed by Team Loser. When Reese moved to heal the (fatal) wound she'd made, he deliberately used her sword to eviscerate himself.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: He has disguised himself multiple times to get close to the party.
  • The Unfettered: He follows Ed relentlessly.

    Marshall Kennedy 
Ed's contact back at the Harker's Casino, his previous place of... employ?
  • The Faceless: Only known through emails. He could be human, bozog, mole folk for all we know.
  • Satellite Character: Obviously, as he can only be contacted by Ed.

    Nucky 
Catarina's father figure and conman. Was working for Crown on Project Eternity until Team Loser showed up at Fort Splendor.
  • Apparently Powerless Puppetmaster: He's very open about the fact that he pretty much manipulated Team Loser into forming in the first place with a few well-placed messages on an internet forum. Would have continued in this role if Team Loser had gone with his plan to steal Crown Corp.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Cat.
  • Dirty Old Man: Without the sexual connotation, for the short time we meet him, he is incredibly slimy.
  • The Fagin: He used to be this, until he went to pursue Project Eternity.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Was apparently about to tell Cat he was proud of her just before she killed him, but she pulled the trigger just after 'proud'.
  • Parental Abandonment: To Catarina. She kills him for this.
  • Voice Changeling: Speaks with a different accent just about every sentence. This probably has something to do with his background as a conman.

Alternative Title(s): Season 4 Valentine

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