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The Deities

The inhabitants of the Dream Woods who are in charge of the tournament.

    Leao 
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Leao is the Goddess of the Dream Woods, creating the inhabitants and the area for them to play in. She is a lonely being, although she has her brother and her various "friends". She wants more.
  • Adorkable: Her bubbly and excitable personality is quite endearing, and she's pretty cute when being playful to boot.
  • Anti-Villain: She's not actively trying to harm anyone. She just wants friends, but goes about it the wrong way.
  • Big Bad: In theory. She's the host of the tournament and the reason why the contestants are stuck in the Dream Woods to begin with, but to call her evil would be a stretch. In practice, she's more of an Anti-Villain.
  • Cheerful Child: She has the personality and enthusiasm of one.
  • Genki Girl: She's usually hyper and energetic, showering others with an absurd amount of kindness.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her primary motivation for hosting the tournament in the first place.
  • It's All About Me: Leao's actions mostly serve to benefit herself. The whole tournament was just for her to make friends, even if said "friends" are being held against their will. She also doesn't listen to Milo that much, preferring to do her own thing.
  • Lack of Empathy: Not that she's evil or sociopathic, but she hasn't interacted with mortals before and therefore has difficulty grasping ideals and empathizing with others.
  • Little Miss Almighty: She's the ultimate Goddess of the Dream Woods.
  • Nice Girl: Putting aside the fact that she's kidnapped people and plans to keep the losers in her realm, she's really quite affable when one gets to know her.
  • Physical God
  • The Pollyanna: She's always optimistic and happy, even though "mother" likely doesn't approve of her actions.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair
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    Milo 
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Milo is Leao's younger brother, he helps her take care of her woods (as she doesn't seem to be able to take care of it herself). His main job is to ensure the Cons' comfort and health and to be Leao's voice of reason, as she can be reckless.
  • The Beastmaster: Of the Cons.
  • The Dragon: To Leao, not that he particularly likes it.
  • Extreme Doormat: Described as weak-willed. He's unable to talk Leao out of her plans and half the time, he doesn't even bother, preferring to just mutter his distaste and move along.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Leao may be the ultimate ruler of the Dream Woods, but it's Milo who actually runs the place and takes care of the creatures that live there. He's far more responsible than Leao.
  • Kindly Vet: He is this for the Cons that inhabit the forest.
    Astrea 
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A goddess who abandoned Earth long ago after witnessing the brutal nature of mankind. She's stayed safe in the Dream Woods since she left, but she's waiting for the day to return to her home on Earth, bringing the planet into a new, peaceful age.
  • Beauty = Goodness: Is as adorable as she is kind.
  • The Cutie: She's quite attractive and her skittish nature also helps.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: It comes with a cosmos pattern, too!
  • The Medic: Astrea has healing powers.
    • Astrea healed both Esta and Ness in the Aftermath of their fight. She also fished the Kid out of the water before vanishing.
  • Nice Girl: Her willingness to help injured contestants, despite having fled from Earth because of mankind, pushes her into this.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has one of the longest hairstyles compared to everyone else in the Dream Woods.
  • Shrinking Violet: Rather shy and hardly speaks to more than one contestant at a time. As soon as two or more begin to show up, she quickly departs.

The Contestants

The competitors participating in the tournament.
    Alfred 
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You're going to have a very bad time.
Created by Karn-sama. Profile image provided by Kid-die.

A polite assassin for hire.


  • Battle Butler: While he's not an official butler, he certainly has the mannerisms of one.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Although he's a very polite and well-mannered person, it's best not to get on his bad side. He's more than capable of making you pay.
  • Blood Lust: His rage state makes him far more dangerous.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He's stronger and more tenacious than a typical human being his age.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's older than looks, and his age hasn't hampered his skills in the slightest, with a Hawaiian shirt to boot!
  • Dissonant Serenity: He listens to music as he nonchalantly kills gangsters in his audition.
  • Expy: Of Walter C. Dornez from Hellsing, due to that fact that they're polite butler figures with razor sharp wires for their primary weapons.
  • Made of Iron: For a man his age, he's quite hardy.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers a heavy one on Cain in Round 1 when he falls into his bloodlust state. When Cain gets his second wind, he finds himself on the receiving end.
  • Razor Floss: His primary weapon is a set of red wires that can cut through human bone.
  • Slasher Smile: When he starts to get bloodthirsty, he sports this.
    Cain 
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Kids are cruel. And I'm very in touch with my inner child!
Created by UnknownNemesis98. Profile image provided by Geek-of-the-Week.

An Eldritch Abomination serial killer trapped in the body of a human boy.


  • A God Am I: In his normal state, he kind of already is a god. But in Paxton's body, his power is limited and he wants to use that wish to gain it back.
  • Achilles' Heel: See Kill It with Fire below.
    • His head. Enough trauma can cause him to lose control over Paxton.
  • The Ageless: Cain has been around for longer than we could ever know.
  • Ax-Crazy: More like hatchet crazy.
  • Big Bad: Not quite yet, but compared to Leao, Cain is the bigger physical threat to the other contestants. He clearly has plans to snatch the reins from Leao sooner or later.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He's quite social with others, but that's just for him to get close enough to stab them with his knife or hack them apart with his hatchet.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He'll proudly parade his body count like it's an award and doesn't mince the fact that he's a bad guy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Thanks to his survival in the wilderness, he's become very resourceful. He can make wooden sticks into shanks, he'll utilize bear traps, snare traps, and try to wear his opponents down before engaging them.
  • Consummate Liar: He's pretty good at coming off as friendly, and this is how he's able to bend the fairly gullible Paxton to his will.
  • Control Freak: He's very controlling when it comes to Paxton's body and is dedicated to protecting it as its his only connection to the physical world.
  • Covert Pervert: Cain loves women... in the lustful way.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Life is downright cruel to Paxton. He's kidnapped at an early age by a witch in Salem, has rituals performed on him which seals an Eldritch Abomination inside of him, and said abomination turns him into a serial killer. For the next 300 years, mass murder and carnage is all he's ever known.
  • Dark Is Evil: When Cain is in control, Paxton's body is covered in a black substance.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After Cain kills his parents, Paxton has been firmly stuck in this for centuries.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Cain's true form is this. Luckily, his only connection to the physical realm, is Paxton's body, where his power is severely limited.
  • Evil Is Petty: He will use anything to take a jab at his opponents. He'd likely gut you for so much as bumping him in the hall.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's very good at making first impressions and putting up a friendly facade in front of his victims.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Paxton would have lived a life of relative mediocrity had Cain not come into his life. Now, he's a mass murderer who travels the globe, killing anyone who so much as looks at him.
  • Humanoid Abomination: What he's reduced to in Paxton's body.
  • I Am a Monster: And he'll happily admit it, too.
  • Implacable Man: Bullets, stab wounds, blunt trauma—none of it will so much as inconvenience him.
  • Immune to Bullets: For the most part. Thanks to his Healing Factor, he can take a lot of punishment. But if one sustains their fire long enough, his regeneration abilities will eventually tire.
  • It's All About Me: The only thing that matters to Cain is himself and what he wants. The only reason he'll even consider helping someone is if it will benefit him in some way.
  • Kill It with Fire: One of his primary weaknesses, is fire. It's one of the few things that can deal serious damage to him in his current form.
  • Knife Nut: He wields a hunting knife as one of his primary weapons.
  • Lack of Empathy: He feels nothing for the people he kills or hurts. Quite the contrary, he relishes in it.
  • Lean and Mean: Paxton isn't exactly that well built but Cain alone bolsters his strength to lift hundreds of pounds beyond the average capabilities of a man.
  • Never My Fault: He rarely, if ever, admits when he's wrong. Even when he obviously is.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He suffers one at the hands of Alfred when he gloats about his body count. Cain gets a second wind and quickly returns the favor.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He's an Eldritch Abomination who wants to bring his true form to the physical realm. Given his homicidal tendencies, do we really need to explain what he'll do with all of his power?
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Cain is described as an ancient being with the mindset of an immature teenager. He's prone to vulgar language and throwing horrific temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Paxton is immortal, thanks to Cain inhabiting his body. He was born in 1692 and has lived into the present day. Cain himself is much older than that.
  • Serial Killer: His modus operandi. He's been at it for over 300 years, and is responsible for the legend of the infamous Jack the Ripper.
  • Slasher Smile: Cain is quite fond of these.
  • The Sociopath: He manipulates other people's emotions for his own benefit and values human life about as much as one values pocket lint.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Cain is this to Paxton, being far stronger and more durable than him.
  • Villain Protagonist: He's the only straight up villain in the tournament with ill intent for the Dream Woods. Most of the other competitors tend to be heroic, normal people, or pessimistic and jaded individuals, which makes Cain a particular standout.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Paxton views his immortality as a curse. He can never die nor forget the murder of his own family, or the countless other atrocities Cain has made him commit.
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    Chou 
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Created by NizhoniNochez.

A mute shadow bender.


    Crizas 
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Created by nerak55.

A young winged soldier.


    Damion & Nibiru 
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Created by Mr-M7.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both of them, Nibiru especially.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Seems to be Nibiru's role in the team.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Damion and Nibiru are quick to voice their disdain for one another, but nonetheless work well together and seem to enjoy each other's company enough.
    Doll 
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Created by Pepsi-Rabbit.

A living doll comprised of multiple rags and stitched together fabrics.


    Esta & Pyrrhus 
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Created by Mcwuffles.

The princess of the Aster Empire and heiress to the throne, who has been joined by her valet.


  • Action Girl: She's only fourteen years old, yet has enough combat experience to adequately defend herself.
  • Adorkable
  • Cain and Abel: Esta is the Abel to Cyrus' Cain.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Pyrrhus was a nickname given to red haired boys in ancient Greece. He does not remember his real name.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Esta wears a purple veil around her head.
  • Meaningful Name: Esta's name translates to star.
  • Rags to Riches: Pyrrhus moved up from being enslaved to secretly courting the princess's hand.
  • Royal Blood: Esta's an heiress to her late father's throne. Cyrus tries to kill her to eliminate competition.
  • Royally Screwed Up: Esta’s older brother attempted to assassinate her before she escaped into the tournament. This behavior is typical in her dynasty, as Aster sons (and more recently daughters) secure their place on the throne by being the last one alive.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's forced into this when her father dies and Cyrus tries to assassinate her. She's all on her own in the Dream Woods, so she has no choice but to rely on herself.
  • Secret Relationship: Something the two retained before the tournament, now they've gone public with it.
  • Uptown Girl:
    • Esta is in a relationship with Pyrrhus, someone who has noble background.
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    Euka & The Kid 
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Created by Plants-Clouds.
    Lexer 
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Ladies!
Created by Toaster-Roaster.

A sergeant and combat medic of the Vultar Empire.


  • Casanova Wannabe: Towards any woman he comes across.
  • The Charmer: Lexer tries to charm just about every lady around him. And every lady rejects him.
  • Civil War: Lexer is engaged in one prior to the tournament.
  • Goshdang It To Heck: Lexer does not swear, and often turns to g-rated phrases to express his feelings.
  • The Medic:
    Luis & Nora 
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Created by Geek-of-the-Week.

A pair of ghosts stuck in limbo, free to walk the earth but unable to interact with the living.


  • Adorkable: Luis.
  • Action Girl: Nora.
  • Barred from the Afterlife: Both can't seem to pass into the afterlife, instead being stuck in a state of limbo.
  • Flight: Nora has the ability to fly, though Luis doesn't.
  • Intangibility: Inverted in the tournament. Due to the magical elements of the forest, they can't phase through anything there.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: The ghosts wear the clothing they died in. Luis has a physical injury resembling tire tracks, as he died from being hit by a car.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: The tournament renders them unable to phase through objects, which means they can be harmed using items in the forest.
  • Poltergeist: They can interact with the environment, but people can't see them.
  • Psychic Powers: Luis has latent telekinetic abilities.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Nora's the energetic red, while Luis is the more relaxed blue.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Luis sports blue hair.
    Malphus & Resnick 
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Created by StealRehn.

A duo of Pain Demons from Hell.


  • Berserk Button: Do not try to tell Malphus that you're problems are worse than his or remind him of his inability to conduct magic.
  • Blood Knight: Resnick is only in the tournament for the promise of a good fight. He's also a gladiator back in Hell.
  • Brains and Brawn: Malphus is the brains to Resnick's brawn.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Resnick enjoys receiving pain just as much as he does inflicting it. In fact, he's aroused by pain.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Despite possessing no magic, Malphus is more than capable of defending himself with his hardlight projectors.
  • Freudian Excuse: Malphus' background details him being pushed into an abyss, where he remained for centuries. The isolation did a number on his sanity and his view of the world.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Malphus is very quick to agitate, let alone anger.
  • Handicapped Badass: By demons standards, Malphus is handicapped due to his inability to use magic. He makes up for it with his intelligence and knack for gadgets.
  • Knife Nut: Dolore, Resnick's enchanted blade, is often wielded like a dagger.
  • Mad Scientist: Malphus isn't exactly of sound mind...
  • Nice Hat: Resnick's hat resembles something out of Bloodborne.
  • Our Demons Are Different
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Subverted. Malphus tries to play the blue to Resnick's red but he's not exactly of sound mind himself. They're more differing shades of red.
    Marco (Polo) 
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Created by Warewolves.
  • Cursed with Awesome: In Marco's case, not Polo's. Marco now suffers from amnesia and is harmed by sunlight and heat, but he can also summon shadow arms and doesn't need to eat.
  • Odd Friendship: The friendship between a shadow boy and a sentient statue is odd enough, but Polo's demanding personality puts obvious stress on their relationship.
  • The Punishment: Cursed by a witch, Marco became a shadowfolk person while Polo became a sentient statue.
  • Snarky Inanimate Object: Polo can be rather critical of Marco.
  • Weakened by the Light: For this reason, Marco was excited to enter the tournament.
    Mary & Danial 
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Created by Blaze150.

A pair of humanoid dinosaur siblings.


    Maus & Catharsis 
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Created by huffnut and Relyk-Arts.
    Ness 
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Created by AwesomeWaffle11.

An insane humanoid cat in a straitjacket.


    Stella 
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Created by Kid-die.
  • Elemental Powers: Based on her emotions. Anger is fire, sadness is water, etc...
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