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    Scooby Gang 
The main cast of the series. Occasionally come together to kick butt and solve mysteries, hence the name.

Cindy Miller

The de-facto main protagonist of the series. Was an ordinary straight-A student After making a demonic deal with Cowell after accidentally killing her science teacher, she lost her "perspective" and was given an ancient grimoire to use magic. Now she's a witch

Mike Miller

(See St. Adelaide's)

Tommy Miller

Cindy and Mike's older brother. Ran away from home at age eight to join Remus in his dimension-hopping gypsy wagon, only to return thirteen years later just in time to help Cindy and crew save Mike.

  • Badass Normal: Much like Niko, the other member of the Scooby Gang who has no magical powers to speak of, though he's often called upon as the diplomat of the group.

  • Ho Yay: Occasionally with Cowell, who has at times flirted with him.

  • Inadequate Inheritor: Tommy thinks of himself as this, especially after Remus dies and Mathilda dumps him back in Ede Valley with no intention of leaving.

Lucius Marcell

A two-thousand-year-old vampire who happens to be Cindy's History teacher. They hit it off rather well.

  • Functional Addict: Though he needs to drink blood to survive, Marcell works as a history teacher and even maintains a relationship with a mortal woman.

Niko Borozov

Heir to the Borozov Russian Mob family, Niko is forced into hiding after he does something which is never directly stated. After an attempt is made on his life, he and his bodyguard Lila decide to lay low in Ede Valley.

  • Badass Normal: The only powers Niko has at his disposal are his connections and his brain. And also a katana-wielding bodyguard. But placed against witches, vampires, daemons, and superhumans, Niko is severely under-powered.

  • Grass Is Greener: He elects to stay in Ede Valley and start his own operation instead of returning to the city, and the Borozovs.

Lila Finn

Niko's bodyguard, a teenage girl who wields a katana and is obsessed with protecting her "young master," though she does genuinely care for him deeply.

  • Action Girl: Though most of the ladies in Ede Valley could count as this, Lila stands out as the most action-oriented of all. In a world where guns and magic are both things that exist, all she needs is her katana.

  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Lila is initially all business, until she meets Cindy and the rest of the Scooby Gang and begins to soften.

Cowell

A mysterious daemon who owns the British Pub "The Smiling Goat." He always seems to know what's going to happen next, and no one knows why.

  • Author Appeal: Literally designed as Hedgehog's "Ideal Man." Enough said.

  • Deal with the Devil: Sort of Cowell's whole schtick. He's made several deals throughout the series, including given a reporter information in exchange for her loyalty in his introduction, and giving Cindy a book of spells in exchange for her perspective.

  • Fourth-Wall Observer: All of the characters in Ede Valley have some sort of genre savvy, but Cowell often outright makes references to the plot or narrative, pushing things in the story along as needed.

Aurum

A dragon who runs a library. Also a shut-in who can never leave it.

  • Collector of the Strange: The East Branch is really a dragon's hoard that specifies in collecting ancient and dangerous artifacts and knowledge.

  • Foil: To Abigail Hodge. Both are slightly off kilter librarians, except that one is a largely benevolent figure who gains knowledge through study, and the other is A dangerous psychopath obsessed with gaining knowledge through experimentation.

Servus

Aurum's automaton sidekick who seems to slowly be developing a personality.

  • Elective Mute: Though fully capable of speech, Servus doesn't talk until Muirne returns.

  • Meaningful Name: Servus literally translates to "slave" in Latin. Aurum has an... interesting sense of humor, to say the least.

(Also see Atlantis)

    St. Adelaide's 

Mike Miller (or Nihil)

Cindy's younger brother, an extremely average teenager who happens to win a scholarship to St. Adelaide's School for Gifted Youth.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abigail, into doing her bidding as Nihil, eventually leading to Jilli's death.

  • Break the Cutie: Mike starts off as your typical shonen protagonist, before being tortured to the brink of insanity by Abigail.

  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Deconstructed. Almost kills himself trying to save Jilli and friends from the machinations of The Director. Despite his efforts, he's still too late.

  • Dumbass Teenage Son: Acts rather ditzy and clueless most of the time.

  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Averted. Mike begins the series as your average teenager with a big heart who cares for his friends. Until of course Abigail uses him in her experiments and turns him into a nearly emotionless super human

  • Walking Spoiler: I mean, just look at the amount of spoilers under his character.

Doug Bailey

Mike's new roommate, a strange young man with a lot of secrets.

  • AM/FM Characterization: The first time we see Doug, he's humming "The Scene and Herd" by Relient K.

  • Author Appeal: Hedgehog has stressed at several points her attraction to Doug Bailey, and how elements from certain real life people may have snuck into his personality.

  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: All of the students to an extent, but especially Doug, who is so worn down that he doesn't even make up his mind to do something until it's far too late.

  • Descent into Addiction: In "Nothing to See Here..." after his sister's death, Doug grows dependent first on weed and then on cocaine as his mind deteriorates. He gets better. Sort of.

  • Disease Bleach: Doug's hair turns white after two years of torture at the hands of Abigail and the one day that she took it too far. He saw his dead sister and nearly died.

  • Memetic Mutation: As soon as Doug first glided in on Heelys, there was no end to the jokes revolving around them, with the most common phrase being something about having Heelys for his feelies.

  • Misery Builds Character: Subverted. The more crap that Doug is put through, the more broken and crazy he becomes.

Jilli Nakajima

A former pop idol (who's only on hiatus), Jilli has now become a resident of St. Adelaide's after a near mental breakdown on stage.

  • Believing Their Own Lies: After Jilli takes over St. Adelaide's she becomes convinced that the Director is watching her, and with only a small push from Abigail, tries to kill the Scooby Gang with Victor's robots.

  • Break the Cutie: First from her time as an idol and subsequent breakdown, and then again when she's forced to relive all that trauma by Abigail.

  • Catchphrase: If you mention her idol career, she'll inevitably reply that she's "only on hiatus."

  • Control Freak: Evolves into this after being broken by Abigail.

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets her heart ripped out of her chest by a former friend after her best friend told him to.

Abigail Hodge

The student librarian at St. Adelaide's. She's a little weird, even by the school's standards, so most keep their distance. Actually The Director, the crazed principle of the school obsessed with slaking her curiosity by whatever means necessary.

  • Admiring the Abomination: Abigail is fascinated by many things that gross or freak most people out, including monstrosities from the stars.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing]: [[spoiler:Pretends to be nice, if slightly off-kilter, to everyone, especially Jilli, who even considers her a friend, even though she's actually a psychopath with no feelings for any of them.

  • Flaw Exploitation: Multiple times with many of her classmates, but the primary example is relying on Mike's desire to help his friends to capture him.

  • Karma Houdini: Even after torturing and killing her friends, and sicking a world-ending horror on the town of Ede Valley, she still manages to escape unscathed in the end.

  • Mad Scientist: Her entire motivation, to expand her knowledge and learn things, usually having to do with the human psyche.

  • Write Who You Know: Hedgehog has stated on livestream that Abigail Hodge is the closest thing she has to a self-insert character, and that she represents her id.

Victor West

A teenage inventor who may or may not be trying to create life in the shop room.

  • Face–Heel Turn: Once Abigail reveals her true identity to him, he promises to stay with her and help her torture his friends.
    • Also slightly subverted when he saves Doug from death by Mercury poisoning.

  • Mad Scientist: What'cha got under that sheet, Victor?

  • Meaningful Name: According to Word of God, Victor is not only named after Victor Frankenstein but also Herbert West. I wonder what his "Project" is?

  • Third-Act Misunderstanding: Averted. When Abigail tells him her true identity, instead of hating or rejecting her, he affirms his feelings, and later outright states that he is also using her for his own gain.

Sonia Borozovna

An airheaded Russian girl who sees dead people or at least one particular dead person (See Muirne D'Irn).

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sonia often zones out of conversations or seems to talk to herself at random. This is later revealed to be Muirne attempting to communicate.

Gil Trenton

A British teen who thinks he's a Warlock with great power. May actually be one (See Gilveidan the All-Knowing

  • Chuunibyou: Gil is under the impression that he is a Warlock, and has lived for several hundred years. All of his classmates write him off as a loon.
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    Elder Gods 

Mor (The Morrigan, Death, The Grim Reaper etc.)

The personification of death. She is seen however her viewer thinks of her, but is most commonly depicted as an overworked Irish Goddess.

  • Jaded Professional: In her first appearance in "The Personal History of Lucius Marcell," Mor is mischievous, almost cheery, but as the series continues on, she becomes more jaded and tired.

Sukimaki (Goddess of the Crossroads)

A spritely, rainbow-haired goddess who often shirks her godly duties in order to have some fun.

  • The Trickster: Literally the Trickster god of the Elder God pantheon.

Lybideus (God of Sex)

The latecomer to the god party. An asshole. given his status by Sukimaki in order to save his life.

  • Handsome Lech: Before becoming a god, Lybideus spends most of his days chasing skirts in a bar. Afterwards he does... pretty much the same thing.

  • Super Empowering: Type 1. Sukimaki gave him half of her souls in order to save him from being written out of existence by the Other.

Valki (Or the Valkyrie) (Goddess of Justice)

A red-headed warrior goddess who takes herself very seriously.

  • Valkyries: She's based off of them, if not so much in duty than in name.

Okin (God of Order)

The leader of the gods.

Bacchae (God of Madness)

I mean, he's the god of madness, what do you expect?

    Atlantis 

Muirne D'Irn

The youngest Princess of the ancient kingdom of Atlantis who leaves on a quest to defeat the Ultimate Evil.

  • The Chosen One: Half of the subject of a prophesy in order to save the world.

  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Though she and Gilveidan manage to save the world, the continent of Lemuria is sunk under the sea as a consequence.

Gilveidan the All-Knowing

A Warlock of considerable power. Initially attempts to prevent Muirne from finishing her quest before being beaten by and joining her.

Ceallach D'Irn

Muirne's younger brother. Died when he was fourteen. His mother went a little insane afterwards and used her skills as a Mackinist to bring him back as an automaton.

  • Came Back Wrong: Though for all intents and purposes he looks like Ceallach, the automaton lacks a soul. This lack of being is what led Muirne's mother to commit suicide.

  • Soulless Shell: Sits in a bedroom and doesn't move unless given a direct command.

    The Talons 
An all female biker gang who may possibly be members of the Sidhe, the ancient Celtic spirits.

Buttercup

The new leader of the Talons, Buttercup has the body of a nine-year-old, but the mind of something... different The original subject of Project Paragon, and its only success.

  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Appears at first glance to be a deadpan loli, before it's revealed that not only does she have in-universe reasons for these traits being a Paragon trapped in the body of a nine-year-old but that these traits make her less human.

  • Emotionless Girl: A deconstruction of the Deadpan Loli trope, Buttercup is an entirely logical thinker with very little emotions after becoming Paragon Alpha.

Lilith

The former leader of the Talons. An absolute badass who loves nothing more than a good fight.

  • Boisterous Bruiser: The loud and hot-blooded leader of the Talons, until Buttercup beats her at a race.

Yumi

The hardass one. Yumi knows her way around a fight, but also has a soft side, known for teaching kids how to defend themselves.

Magdelina

The quiet one. Mags is artistic and a master at the art of tagging.

    Patron Characters 
Characters written for Hedgehog's patrons who have met the insane top-tier on her Patreon.

Ace

Written for Le Roy. A "business man" who made a deal with Cowell, and gained the ability to never die, in exchange for... his ability to die.

Xiar Flooferpoofen

Written for Jon Hummel. A wizard who lost many of his memories and magic after an encounter with a terrible beast. Meets with Marcell in 1000AD.

  • The Ditz: Forgot most of his magical knowledge and memories, and comes off as a tottering old fool despite only being 29.

    Others 

Remus Delero Padelus Renea

Tommy's adoptive father, Remus is a wanderer who travels between dimensions in a magical gypsy wagon named Mathilda, helping whoever he can along the way.

Kei

A friend of Tommy's from childhood. Returned to the series as a daemon, appearing in Doug's hospital room after the Adelaide's Incident claiming to want to help him.

The Furies

Three (metaphorical) demons that haunt Doug, increasingly so after his run in with mercury. Each represent a regret or loss in his life. They are in order of appearance: Cancer taking the form of Clover, his dead sister, Cocaine taking the form of Elizabeth, a girl who died due to drug-induced car crash, and Conscience taking the form of Jilli Nakajima after her death.

  • Abstract Apotheosis: Each Fury takes the form of a woman in Doug's life who has died. Cancer is the horror and hopelessness present in his sister's death. Cocaine is the embodiment of his mistakes and addictions. Conscience is the one he could have saved if he'd said something.

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