Here are the major villainous factions and other character categories of the spinoff and the characters under them. To return to the main index of characters, click here.
Beware of unmarked spoilers for characters from canon works.
- Humanoid Abomination: Whatever she is... she's not what everyone called her - a demon. She's something far above that.
Hub Hikari/Dark Megaman.EXE
Mr L. (Brainwashed)
Jack Frost (Forced)
Dark Meta Knight
Balloon Boy (Possibly)
Galacta Knight (Formerly)
- Super Mode: Has two, taken from Super Kirby Clash. His first is seen in the Infinite History plotline here, where his past self from his original Assassin Battle powers up and transforms into Aeon Hero (Light) to make things harder on the opposition (and the present-day characters jumping into the past to assist them). The other...? Well, that'll have to remain a mystery for now.
Shinigami Queen Sonia (Formerly)
Shinigami Prince Leander (Formerly)
Shinigami Prince Thaddeus (Formerly)
Tyler, the Merchant (Possibly)
Thomas, the Merchant (Possibly)
The Fusion Master/Missingno (Deceased)
- Godzilla Threshold: Summoning Groudon and Kyogre, and forcing them into Primal Reversion seems to have been his.
The Black Knight Einherjar
The Secret Weapon
Mettaton (Forced, Deceased)
Bell Zebub (Forced)
Seraphim (Forced, Formerly)
Security ForceA Haltmann Works Company security force robot that lies dormant on the first white cube of Spiralblock Peak, until Yellow Kirby and Darius step forth, at which point it suddenly springs to life.
- Carry a Big Stick: It's described as a staff of hard light, but the bot wields it more like a laser baton.
- Made of Explodium: Invoked, given that it activates its own self-detonation upon defeat. It never actually does self-destruct, thanks to an ice-infused Noxian Guillotine.
- Not Quite Flight: The Security Force hops, leaps, loops and glides on a pair of leg-mounted rocket thrusters, but it never really does any flying around before they're destroyed.
Proteus RidleyThe one and only immortal cyborg space-pirate dragon, descending from the skies above the second white cube to challenge the assembled party. Also got to have a second try in Spiralblock Revisited.
The FloodYes, ''that'' Flood. Infesting the third and final white cube, the mass of malicious flesh comes in the group package of a Tank Form, a Ranged Form, a Spartan-IV Combat Form, and a shrunken-down Gravemind.
Dark Fiddlesticks-XFiddlesticks, having devoured Dark Matter, an X Parasite, and the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Awaited Yellow Kirby, Darius, and Katarina (the two Noxians both played by Bolded1) atop a platform in the skies above Spiralblock Peak, and immediately started warping the entire Arena's environment upon his transformation, prompting Oca, Thor, Neuff, Sorin, and Kennith to join the fight. The Final Boss of Spiralblock Peak.
- Didn't See That Coming: His reaction to Yellow Kirby's gambit actually working.
- Rasputinian Death: In one round, he's swarmed by electronic drones, barraged by spears of darkness, pummeled by two Noxian champions unleashing their skills simultaneously, uppercutted by Mjolnir, and finally done in with a Yin-Yang Bomb of star shots fired by Yellow Kirby, who is at that point a Physical God. Word of God says he only ended the fight that round just because of how many attacks were coming at him from all sides at the same time.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Despite having powered up to a level where all other Champions have long been left in his dust, he's still bound by the laws of League of Legends, and so Darius' Apprehend ability is able to disarm him with little effort.
X Parasite MonstersClones of the adventurers fighting Dark Fiddlesticks-X, created by the scarecrow using X Parasites.
Oca Tuberosa-XSee Oxa Tuberosa's entry under the folder "Dragon Ball Characters and OCs" below.
Tri-Color Dragon XOriginally a Winged Dragon of Ra conjured up by Dark Fiddlesticks-X, he used X Parasites to give it a Red-Eyes Black Dragon head and a Blue-Eyes White Dragon head, turning it into a three-headed, three-colored nightmare dragon.
- Flat Character: His presence had no purpose other than to be a boss. Even less than what the Smash version of Dracula got, and KiriK has gone on record stating that he wasn't the real deal.
Clone Android 21
NinetailsThe second "master of evil" after Orochi's defeat to pop up in Ōkami appeared in the Arena as the final boss of the second run through Spiralblock Peak.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After losing all eight of his false tails and preparing to make a final stand, Okka subdues him with The Glomp.
- Shout-Out: In the original Ninetails fight, there were two unusual dark spirits when he was split apart: an old one and a fat one. In the Arena version, they are replaced by one wearing a Foxy mask that runs around at high speed screaming like mad, and one wearing a Fox mask that jumps around firing lasers and using the Shine.
Immigrants from the original draft of another massive crossover, Gravitas is an interdimensional empire and Freelancer (no relation to the group of the same name from Red vs. Blue) is a private military contractor under its payroll. The vast majority of characters in both are taken from existing works of fiction, save for the leader of Gravitas, who is an Original Generation character of sorts.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: While not as vague in their appearances and conversations with each other as the trope name suggests, they still form a democratic council, and there are a number of things about Gravitas that were not, in fact, Narktus' own decision to implement. One council member knowing something often means the others do too.
- Benevolent Boss: Narktus' idea of punishing a mook for running from a fight is docking pay, rather than murder.
- Berserk Button: Accusing him of cowardice seems to be a rather major one.
- Big Bad: He is the leader of Gravitas, after all. Of course, this status only extends to the 'Army of Universes' plot, not to the Arena as a whole.
- Characterization Marches On: Narktus was originally conceived as a Generic Doomsday Villain. Then he received a Freudian Excuse, then a personality overhaul. Narktus as he was originally meant to be would never have his beliefs shaken by a simple conversation as intensely as he did the way he is now.
- Original Narktus killed his minions if they showed the slightest hints of dissent, willingly brainwashed anyone he got his hands on, and would only team up with scumbags similar to himself.
- Current Narktus gets worried for the safety of his minions, isn't even responsible for the brainwashing happening, and considers everyone in the High Council except Boros utter scum.
- Darth Vader Clone: He's a powerful, imposing overlord who wears distinctive armor, hides his face behind a metal mask, wields supernatural powers, uses a sword as his weapon of choice, and has a troubled backstory.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Brainwashing captured prisoners of war into loyal subjects? Sure. Hiring the most unscrupulous bastards he could find throughout the cosmos? Okay. Tricking children into joining Gravitas' side by setting them up to become friends with his Mooks? Why not? But he draws the line at Uriah Gambits, of all things - deliberately getting his own forces killed for any reason in order to serve his goal is never a good plan unless said forces are conspiring to become The Starscream.
- He's also against kicking his enemies while they're down. He was willing to order a ceasefire among Pseudo's group and the Assassins while the Cyber Angels were a threat, and when Katre and Troa were put under a genjutsu and thrown into his prison, he arranged to have them freed instead of attempting to execute them or use them against his enemies.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: He has issues with the idea of being abandoned due to lacking something, and wants to take them out on every universe he can find by amassing an interdimensional army of both willing and unwilling subjects. Leon, though he got the motive wrong, mentally calls him out on this during the Mind Rape incident below.
- Humanoid Abomination: With the mask on, he's mistakable for human. When it comes off, his true description reveals oodles of Facial Horror. He grew up on a wasteland planet, he has an innate power to create explosive stardust, and his true power level is astronomically high. He may, in fact, be an abomination by the standards of his own species as well.
- Leitmotif: In any battles focusing on him that are not intrinsically tied to his plot, he uses Chaoz Fantasy by ParagonX9.
- Mind Rape: Inflicts a degree of this on Arachnos' Leon Robus when the latter accuses him of being a Dirty Coward/Smug Snake, forcing everything he remembers from his early childhood to the beginning of Gravitas into the warrior's mind all at once and knocking him out with the sensory overload. Seen here.
- Morph Weapon: His signature weapon, the Morphic Bloodletter. It can grant him powers related to the form it takes, like Force sensitivity as a lightsaber or the God-Butcher's powers as All-Black the Necrosword. It has limits, but they're not clearly defined... yet.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Briefly discusses this in a consultation with Ainz, where he demonstrates the one power that truly belongs to him - a power he calls "the power to end all life in existence". Ultimately defied, however, as he states his objective is to make his enemies suffer, and to leave those who he does not believe wronged him alive to make a new, better world.
- Original Generation: For the setting from which he originates, yes. In the Arena, where OCs are a dime a dozen, this is less notable.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Indulges in this from time to time. Upon the defeat of Galeem and Dharkon, he returned Galaxia to Meta Knight, after having taken it in the process of turning him into Mecha Knight, in order to appear compliant and avoid being targeted as a threat.
The mechanical mastermind behind the events of Portal, taken from her world and installed into parts of the Gravitas mainframe. Narktus is much more careful than the scientists who created GLaDOS, and keeps her on a tight leash.
- Servile Snarker: Since Narktus doesn't let her do anything as dangerous to his safety as, say, filling his fortress's halls with deadly neurotoxin or turning other machines against him, she's taken to giving him and all his other subordinates a hard time instead.
- That Man Is Dead: Insists Caroline is nothing but a distant memory when Miles tries to appeal to her past self as a human. Since she remembered Caroline at all despite claiming to have deleted all record of her, it seems she was lying.
The Heavy for the collective Big Bad that are the X Parasites from Metroid Fusion, the Samus Aran-X was picked up by Narktus after the Gravitas incarnation of Ridley got corrupted by the Maelstrom and went out of control. It now serves the role of a monster that stalks the many halls of the fortress, with an uncanny ability to tell when someone should or should not be there.
- Humanoid Abomination: It's not even humanoid in shape, just an Animalistic Abomination Blob Monster holding itself in a fixed form using Samus's stolen Power Suit. Though It Can Think at least enough to be loyal to Narktus, who saved it from its canonical demise, instead of trying to backstab him, it's unclear where its intellectual capacity actually ends.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: For Samus Aran, one of the heroic leaders in the fight against Gravitas, it sure as hell is.
- Me's a Crowd: Reproduces through fission, though the original has been taught to reabsorb its copies when they're done serving their purposes.
Baby Vegeta/Baby Vegito Black
- Adaptational Badass: From Goku Black's side of the fusion. In his timeline, Black (as Zamasu) waited until he was officially made Supreme Kai before making his move, allowing his later Potara Fusion with Baby Vegeta to stick... although he still ended up serving Gravitas, despite full intentions of betraying them once they had helped achieve his goals.
- Back from the Dead: It's noteworthy in this case because it's the result of a Retcon and directly defying one of the few things said to permakill Arena characters.
- Killed Off for Real: With Mara participating in his boss fight where he was killed, it looked like Baby Vegito Black wasn't coming back until the Assassins were gone. However, this has ultimately been subverted.
- Retcon: Him turning into a Supervillain back in his original fight wasn't just some 'tapping into the dark hadou' last-minute power-up, it was his body going rampant due to the Time Ring forcing it to stay in his own time while his soul was being pulled into the future by the Time Breakers.
- The Unfought: Baby Vegeta only had a brief appearance before fusing with Goku Black, and due to Goku Black's official Supreme Kai status (see Adaptational Badass), Baby Vegito Black replaced him entirely. BVB, however, was fought.
Final boss and Greater-Scope Villain of Kirby: Planet Robobot, repaired and appropriated by Narktus. Instead of making the mistake Haltmann did, though, he opted to let Star Dream sit in a computer room left to its own devices, using a 'carrot and stick' approach to teach it against any delusions of overthrowing him.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It knows better than to try and turn against Narktus, but it's definitely not above Trolling him.
- Bad Boss: Not a shred of decency in this man, especially not towards his subordinates. When Susamaru and Yahaba are brought into the Arena, Narktus is kinder to them than their own master is.
- Super Empowering: He's capable of empowering demons with his cells, and does so to Susamaru and Yahaba.
- The Unfavorite: Of the Gravitas high council members, he's the one Narktus trusts the least, with Visser Three in close second, due to his self-serving goals and general Bad Boss and Stupid Evil tendencies. Narktus is grooming Muzan's own former subordinates, Susamaru and Yahaba, by letting them in on secrets the rest of the high council currently doesn't know, in order to make them capable replacements.
- You Have Failed Me: Just as prone to murdering his subordinates over minor failings as he is in the source material. Narktus, being the pragmatic Noble Demon he is, moderates his tendencies a little.
- Walking Spoiler: If you know about his appearance in his game of origin, you can almost immediately guess what his role is as an AI aboard Space Fortress Gravitas.
The titular antagonist of Sonic.exe, recruited into Gravitas by Narktus when the latter was looking for allies to recruit and the former was making the would-be-fatal mistake of kidnapping and terrorizing Mithra in front of her dad.
- Adaptation Expansion: AND HOW. Def takes his characterization from only the first installment of the creepypasta and runs with it, including all aspects. Yes, including the rampant Sonic fanboyism. And then of course he throws a whole bunch more stuff on top.
- Adaptational Badass: Another meta example, as while he's actually weaker in the Arena, he's written much better while still keeping the cheesy essence of the character.
- He now plays this straight in-universe; In the pasta, he didn't actively warp reality, and most of his actions were assisted by the Cult Of X; In the Arena, he actively warps reality (mostly teleporting and changing his appearances, but not always), is a master of Meito Keiken, has multiple Super Forms using the Chaos Emeralds, and is currently studying Tetris Magic.
- A God Am I: Comes with the territory, really. X is a textbook example, even if this is slowly being shattered by the power of even some of his stronger comrades.
- Ax-Crazy: Is this in spades.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: He has full control over his own world; this would be great, if he was in his own world. Thus, he's really only Sonic with a few new bells and whistles, even if his base power is definitely greater than most of his fellow hedgehogs.
- Now totally averted; See Adaptational Badass above.
- Eldritch Abomination: In the form of Sonic The Hedgehog, no less.
- Evil Is Hammy: Quite. He has all his quips and quirks from the creepypasta pretty much intact.
- Jump Scare: Inflicts one on poor Doctors Eggman and Wily when they discover that the last two Chaos Emeralds they need for their plan are in his possession. Thankfully, there is no OOC jumpscare, only an in-universe one.
- Noble Demon: While X is totally evil, he's also surprisingly nice and has a shred of honor. There's a reason he made the SCOUTs the way they were; If they're not sentient, they're inherently expendable, but actual sentients under his oversight are much more valuable.
- Outside-Context Problem: A meta example: One of the first Gravitas members to be introduced not played by KiriK.
- In-Universe too; While most members of Gravitas are strong, X is the only true Eldritch Abomination of the bunch, and tends to flaunt it. He's also the only one legitimately terrifying without his power, although outside of universe, YMMV applies.
- Took a Level in Badass: Constantly does this. First, he wasn't quite up to par, having only his physical powers (like blood manipulation and mimicry of Sonic's techniques), along with an army of modified Tails Dolls, to keep up in the Arena. Then, he got two Chaos Emeralds, and was able to tap into some of his trademark Reality Warper shenanigans... but instead of being reduced to how he was before once he lost those, he learned Tetris magic from Tee, Meito Kieiken from Targa, and grabbed a Summoner Orb 3 to harness Imagination.
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (DefRevenge24601)
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Narktus knows that Ansem is a mole for Master Xehanort, a separate antagonist who is unaffiliated with Gravitas and a potential threat to them. However, as long as Ansem is helping Gravitas by supplying them with bottomless reserves of dark power, the means to control Heartless, and the ability to monitor the status of the χ-blade, Narktus feels he's worth keeping around. It's likely Ansem knows that Narktus knows, which is why he continues to be helpful to Gravitas as a way of preserving his hide.
Krampus (KrampusTheTherapist, Deceased)
The 'Lucifer' (lord of Hell) of his world, a demon who usurped Satan and turned the Fire and Brimstone Hell into a frozen wasteland.
The daughter of Krampus, who he asked Gravitas to find and recruit before heading off to meet his demise against the heroes of the Arena.
The Elite Mooks of Gravitas' forces - named characters powerful enough to stand on their own, but not worthy of High Council placement.
- Elite Mook: While he is too much of his own character to qualify as a mook, this is what he and Metallix effectively are in Gravitas' ranks. They are members of Gravitas' Elite Corps. subdivision, which is comprised of villains who are important enough to be characters of their own but not important enough to get seats on the High Council.
- The Heavy: For the Self-Insert Gang's first quest, being the member of Gravitas sent to dispose of them - and to summon the Warrior so he can fulfill his own ambitions of razing his Earth and becoming its God, thus fulfilling Gravitas' end of their contract.
Susamaru and Yahaba (Arachnos)
Two demons under the orders of Muzan. They were revived under Narktus' oversight to serve Gravitas, and added into the ranks of the Elite Corps.
- Brains and Brawn: As usual, Yahaba is the one to come up with strategies, Susamaru is the one to usually ruin those strategies, but she will gladly take a hit to protect her relatively fragile teammate.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Kars was one to them. While both parties possessed rapid regeneration, Kars had the means to kill his opponents with his Hamon (which emulates sunlight) while the two demons had nothing to put him down for good. Despite this, Susamaru and Yahaba fought valiantly until it became very clear they could either leave the battlefield now or never leave it at all, and even managed to momentarily bury Kars under some debris.
- Laughably Evil: In the Arena, they are played slightly more humorously than they are in the source material. Susamaru's recklessness and childishness are on full display, meanwhile Yahaba seems to be somewhat tsundere towards her, something she teases him about.
- Secret Keeper: Barring Narktus and the three A.I.s of Gravitas (Jergingha, Star Dream and GLaDOS), they are the only ones to know that Jergingha is the main AI of the fortress, not a minor auxiliary system.
- Super Empowering: After being convinced by Narktus to hear Yahaba's report out, Muzan is at least impressed enough to give them a power boost.
- Those Two Bad Guys: They engage in frequently humorous and sometimes oddly heartwarming conversations as they carry out their missions.
- True Companions: Even though they're demons, there's a feeling that they really do care about each other.
- Undying Loyalty: To Muzan Kibutsuji. This makes Muzan's view of them as a tool at best and trash to be discarded at worst slightly heartbreaking.
- The Unfavorite: Muzan doesn't consider them worth much, and only brings them into the Arena at Narktus' behest.
- Villainous Virtues: They are dedicated to their mission and each other. If they weren't also demons who love human flesh, they could be pretty upstanding members of society. (Well, at least Yahaba might, Susamaru is somewhat of a Psychopathic Manchild Blood Knight.) Interestingly, Narktus likes them over their boss for this exact reason.
- Cloning Blues: Was taken by Xehanort's group; what came of this was Metallix-X and other Metallix-based Heartless running around as Metallix was returned to Gravitas in a severely damaged state.
- Composite Character: An odd example. While he isn't this in a conventional sense, he now has abilities from Portal and Kirby due to the influence of other members of the organization.
- Determinator: Most definitely. He fights off characters from the Archie Canon, if not Composite, which should be above his level.
- Elite Mook: While he is too unique to qualify as a mook, this is what he and Targa effectively are in Gravitas' ranks. They are members of Gravitas' Elite Corps. subdivision, which is comprised of villains who are important enough to be characters of their own but not important enough to get seats on the High Council.
- Outside-Context Problem: A meta example: One of the first Gravitas members to be introduced not played by KiriK.
A private military contractor currently soundly under Gravitas' payroll. The following character sheets are organized by the characters' performance rankings within the Corporation.
The boss of Freelancer Corporation, and the legendary assassin of Universe 6.
- The Dreaded: Narktus fears getting on his bad side. Narktus, the unstoppable hero-breaking conqueror who gave Baby Vegito Black a headache from trying to sense his power level, fears his Time-Skip, as he has no way to counter it while also halting Hit's ability to rapidly improve and adapt over the course of a single battle.
Ainz Ooal Gown (OmegaShadowcry)
Ruler of Nazarick, famed OP isekai protagonist #umpteen, and unfortunate victim of his own species' emotion suppression. Also, part-time 'Dark Hero' - or rather 'Dark Mercenary' - Momon, a guise he uses among everyone except his fellow Freelancers, and Narktus himself.
- Adaptational Villainy: A rare In-Universe case - Ainz's guise as Momon is a Hero in his own continuity, but in the Arena, he's instead self-branded as a "mercenary" and still seems to openly fight what are technically Ainz's enemies, despite being made to look like one of said enemies back home.
- Mundane Utility: Turns out the ability to raise an undead army is a great way to fill up the paperwork side of the organization so the usual number-crunchers can get in on the action.
- No Hero to His Valet: Obviously not the case with the Nazarick NPCs, who still revere him like a god, but despite being the second-highest-ranking Freelancer and top performer overall, nobody in the corporation thinks of Momon as a hero. It may be the case that their brutal honesty with how they perceive him helps keep Ainz's ego in check.
- Turning Back Human: Played With. An artifact awarded from Narktus lets him disable his emotion suppression as a toggleable ability rather than a temporary insta-use effect. If he can think past his overwhelming guilt, he sometimes finds strategic advantage in the emotion-oriented thinking.
Famous demon killer of one of Capcom's many cash cow franchises. In his and Vergil's timeline, he joined Freelancer Corp. shortly before the events of Devil May Cry 5 to make ends meet, and ended up returning to the AoU conflict after settling things with Vergil and Nero.
- Adaptational Villainy: More or less. He joined Freelancer prior to its acquisition by Gravitas, but instead of cutting ties for moral reasons, he stayed on board.
Myo and the Rabbit Team
Hailing from Lobotomy Corporation, this fearsome crew of mercenaries is here to "graze" the "fields" of their enemies. As in, gun down everything in sight until either the whole squad or everything else dies.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Myo herself never fought in Lobotomy Corp., she only managed the Rabbits. In the Arena, she has massively souped-up versions of the same weapons her subordinates have, letting her throw down with some of the best if need be.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Their weapons deal all four of Lobotomy Corporation's damage types at once per hit, which different characters have different susceptibility to due to them being non-elemental and based on the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Alpha Man (Arachnos)
- Attention Whore: It's borderline impossible to miss him given his neon outfit and flashy attacks, and he likes it that way.
- Ambiguously Human: It's unclear whether he's a human wearing Powered Armor, a cyborg, or an intelligent robot altogether.
- Dance Battler: The lights of his glowing suit rhythmically pulsate while he's in battle, and his moves tend to be timed in the same way, making him a "Rave Battler" if nothing else, at least.
- The Fighting Narcissist: He's focused more on the Rule of Cool aspect than beauty per se, but he still definitely fits the bill.
- Glory Hound: The only thing that interests him, aside from getting paid, is fame (though whether he's loved or dreaded doesn't matter), hence his penchant for destroying foes in the flashiest way possible.
- Leitmotif: Take a guess.
- Kamehame Hadoken: His ultimate move, though it drains him of a lot of energy.
- Megaton Punch: One of his attacks is a punch so powerful it creates a colorful shockwave.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Getting stabbed in the leg isn't entirely minor, but it still causes him to lose his cool and immediately snap his adversary's neck in retaliation after spending most of the fight holding back.
- Only in It for the Money: He wouldn't be in Freelancer Corp. if not for this trope.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Checks most, though the most prevalent is very likely Pride.
- Smug Super: He's powerful and pretty damn full of himself.
- The Unfettered: He only really cares about himself, and woe betide anyone who is in his way.
- Weaponized Exhaust: His thrusters normally used to fly can be used to pretty much vaporize enemies in close range.
Heroes who fell and were taken in by Gravitas, becoming elite enforcers. Would technically be given higher stature than the Elite Corps., were it not for the whole Brainwashed and Crazy thing.
Samurai Jack/Mad Jack
Weiss Schnee/Dark Snow
Doctor Strange/Mr. Curious
- Evil Genius: Fills this kind of role in Gravitas' 'Strike Force' of fallen hero characters.
Mecha Knight (Decommissioned)At one point after finding out who put them on Gravitas' radar, the Assassins mounted a fearsome assault on the Halberd belonging to KiriK's Meta Knight, ending with them destroying it from orbit with their Satellite Cannon. Meta Knight was not killed in the crash, but retrieved by Star Dream and converted into the cyberized Mecha Knight. Several occurrences later, he was eventually returned to his old self.
Anti-AquaAnti-Aqua from Kingdom Hearts III is currently the Strike Force member who fills the role of the hero who fell to evil due to the events of their normal timeline, rather than Gravitas manipulation. She is not ordered around directly by Narktus, but instead Ansem subtly guides her into doing his dirty work by manipulating the darkness that has overtaken her heart.
Twilight Sparkle/Eventide Radiance (Arachnos)An extremely unique member of the Strike Force, Twilight Sparkle is not a corrupted hero. She is, rather, a very young and unknowing version of the character whose canonical friends were replaced by Gravitas plants, making the friends she establishes her bonds upon the bad guys in this plot.
- Adaptational Badass: Most if not all of them lacked exceptional combat capabilities in their works of origin, yet they are all superpowerful beings that can throw down with the upper-mid-tiers in the Arena.
- Leitmotif: When more than one of them appear in the same place at the same time, you can expect to see Creep Squad.
Zalgo (KiriK)The true mastermind of everything involving the Creeps... except not very masterfully.
Slenderman (KiriK)Zalgo's enforcer, an avatar of its will that is out to kill and assimilate the Old Guard.
- Adaptational Badass: In his case, more out of OOC necessity than for the sake of it. In The Slender Man Mythos, he generally only moves when not directly looked at, slowly overtakes the observer's mind with static, and only either drives his victims to insanity so they become a Proxy or "takes" them. Here, he's based on his appearance in 1 Minute Melee, itself based on a MUGEN sprite that was essentially a palette swap of Oswald, which means he's more humanly proportioned and can kick just as much ass as anyone else on this list.
Jeff the Killer (KiriK)A member of the Old Guard. His infamous "GO TO SLEEP" in this universe stems from a desire for silence, after X inflicted him with a curse of some kind that fills his mind with an auditory overload whenever the two are near each other. It was an effort to thwart a plan of Zalgo's to turn Jeff into a Proxy using Slenderman's static, since Slendy usually only appears when multiple Old Guard members are together.
GHOST (KiriK)The central Pokémon of the Pokémon Creepy Black pasta, this is an independent enemy which indiscriminately attacks everything.
- Adaptational Badass: Of course, most of the characters qualify, but GHOST stands out for its ability to Mega Evolve into a conglomerate of GHOSTs called LEGION.
- One-Hit Kill: Its Z-Curse in LEGION form, though can only be used once per fight, can inflict this - as an adaptation of the one move it has in its creepypasta of origin.
Herobrine (KiriK)Minecraft's own Urban Legend of Zelda, here packing an arsenal that would make Steve? jealous, including a smoke bomb that spreads a mist which catalyzes the growth of Wither Roses, in a way that replicates the rumor of Herobrine only appearing in fog. He knows of Zalgo and the Old Guard, and he seeks to exploit them for - what else from a Minecraft character? - more resources!
- Adaptational Wimp: Probably the only Creep to get hit with this instead of Adaptational Badass. Instead of being an anomalous cryptid/Eldritch Abomination that appears out of nowhere, or otherwise being portrayed as either an unstoppable Lightning Bruiser or an Evil Overlord, he is portrayed as a near-1:1 take on a Minecraft player character in the Arena. His few unnatural abilities are manifested as tools akin to something a basic mod could add to the game.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: His Totem of Undying has expended its one use, his health is critically low, he's outmatched, and he's afflicted with Wither from his Wither Roses. What does he do right before Supervisor Dash impales him with a beam of energy? Empty his lava bucket at his feet so all his items are destroyed, thus depriving his enemies at the time from looting his remains.
- Doing In the Wizard: In the Arena, his fog isn't caused by his mere presence, nor is he only able to appear while natural fog is there. It's caused by a smoke bomb-like item crafted using string and a Nether Star, which also makes it spawn Wither Roses over the ground, instead.
- Red Baron: "The Mistwalker"
- Secretly Dying: Can inflict this on people with the Wither Roses spread by his fog, which cause the bodies of people near them to wither away into husks without them actually being able to feel it happening.
- Something About a Rose: Oddly enough, he seems to have this kind of motif, with his trademark fog also causing Wither Roses to grow on damn near every horizontal surface.
- Walking Armory: His inventory contains a diamond (later netherite) sword, a bow, a tower shield, a bucket of lava, TNT, smoke bombs that spread Wither Roses, an enchanted Golden Apple, and a Totem of Undying for good measure.
The Rake (KiriK)
- Adaptational Badass: From a gibbering monster that stalks and murders children, to the oldest thing in his universe, being the first living thing to form from stardust and thus nigh-impervious to physical harm, similar to Jones.
- Mood-Swinger: One minute, he's walking around in an obscuring cloak, talking politely to people in his unintelligible Black Speech. The next, he's on all fours, screeching and mauling things like an ape. KiriK reflects the tonal shifts by calling the Rake "him" when calm and "it" when enraged.
Smile Dog (KiriK)
X (DefRevenge24601)See the "Gravitas and Freelancer Corporation" folder.
Suicide Mouse (DefRevenge24601)
Red Mist Squidward (DefRevenge24601)
Factory Supervisor Dash (Arachnos)
- Adaptational Badass: Got hit with probably the heaviest dose of all Creeps. In the fanfic of origin, the Supervisor has the fairly impressive athletic abilities of Rainbow Dash, but is not exactly capable of taking on Eldritch Abominations on her lonesome. Here, she has access to futuristic rainbow-powered technology, a Powered Armor fueled by a Chaos Emerald, and The Rainbow Sword, gifted by Star Dream, which due to its nature is particularly effective against many Creeps. It's to the point that she is less a regular contestant and more a boss character, fitting since the battle takes place on her turf.
- Ax-Crazy: She starts off calm and collected, but the more the battle drags on, the more obvious it becomes just how unhinged the Supervisor is.
- Bad Boss: Her minions are more afraid of her than they are of the eldritch enemies. She is also ultimately responsible for ripping her own Factory apart through excessive use of her firepower.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: As a high-ranking executive of the Rainbow Factory, naturally.
- Badass in Charge: Deconstructed. She is the fastest flyer and the best fighter of the Factory, and its leader. This is very much in line with the strength-obsessed pegasus society as portrayed by the fic, but it backfires heavily for the Factory as Dash's psychotic and reckless actions end up tearing it apart more than the Creeps ever could.
- Beam Spam: Her White Chaos Emerald can be used to unleash a barrage of rainbows everywhere by converting light.
- Boisterous Bruiser: One of the few facets of canon!Rainbow Dash she keeps, occasionally even coming off just as dorky, but mostly just as an arrogant Smug Super.
- Composite Character: She's Supervisor Rainbow Dash from the Rainbow Factory fanfic, but she has access to futuristic equipment inspired by a roleplay incarnation of the Rainbow Factory - one that notably lacks a Rainbow Dash.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comes off as one in her interactions with one of her minions.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The Factory briefly appeared as early as v4, with a drone controlled remotely by the Supervisor clashing with Fergard's V.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: No. No, it really isn't.
- Fantastic Racism: She inherits the racist sensibilities of Cloudsdale as it's portrayed in the fanfic, looking down on inferior flightless lifeforms. This is demonstrated in the Arena, as fellow Dark Fic protagonist Pinkamena Diane Pie is a participant in the battle, and both Dash and her troops spend a lot of time mocking her for being a mere "mud pony".
- Leitmotif: The song that started it all, and its many, many remixes.
- Light Is Not Good: A facility that looks like a Fluffy Cloud Heaven, produces rainbows, and uses sleek-looking futuristic technology... all drenched in the blood of innocents and led by an egomaniacal madpony.
- Lightning Bruiser: For the "bruiser" part, she's wearing a heavy and powerful armor that can take plenty of pain and dish out even more in return. For the "lightning" part, she's also Rainbow fricking Dash.
- Powered Armor: Powered by a Chaos Emerald, no less!
- Pragmatic Villainy: Agrees to collaborate with HABIT, even though he'd killed a few of her men, on the condition that he help her drive out the Creeps.
- Super Mode: Using the Emerald integrated into her armor, she can enter an overdrive able to easily keep up with X's own Phantom state.
- Sword and Gun: Wields the Rainbow Sword in one hand and a blaster integrated to her armor in the other.
- Tele-Frag: Her ultimate fate, courtesy of GHOST/LEGION.
- The Pawns Go First: She starts out by sending a wave of regular Factory Agents, followed by a wave of Elite Mooks wearing Powered Armor similar to her own, all the while blasting the intruders with the facility's various weaponry. Only once this proves futile does she personally take to the battlefield.
- Weather Manipulation: Using her pegasus powers amplified by her armor. The Factory as a whole is capable of this on a massive scale.
SetThe Egyptian god of chaos and evil.
- Big Bad: Given that he's a literal God of Evil, it'd be surprising if he wasn't the undisputed leader of the Cabal.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality : While one could expect Set to fall under a simpler spectrum of morality, he's actually an example of this. Set was born to become a God of Evil, and thus, didn't really "pick" his profession, being born to spread evil instead. While he enjoy his position and power, he also simply consider spreading evil to be his job, and treat it as such. Most of the time, he doesn't even has anything against the people he inflict harm against. It's just that killing them is evil, and that's it. He also has his Mood-Swinger habits below.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He wears his status as the Egyptian pantheon's God of Evil like a badge of honor, even going so far as to straight-up introduce himself as such.
- Evil Is Petty : Killed off about 98% of the Set Animal species because he wanted a different animal head and quite disliked its look. It's his own fault, too, since he came in late to the reunion that would decide the gods's animal totem. The Set Animal had to be rescued by other deities.
- Evil Sounds Deep : He has no real "voice" to speak of in a text roleplay, but Set's voice is incredibly deep.
- For the Evulz : A weird take on it. Set's ultimate goal always boil down to doing evil for its sake, and he enjoy it, but there is a goal for him somewhat : spread evil, and empower himself as a result. Whereas other villains under this trope have evil for it's own sake, Set does it because it's his domain, like how a god of the forest would want to create more of them.
- No Nonsense Villain: Set always deploy a lot of force and refuse to leave breathing room to his foes. He doesn't even bother chatting.
- Not So Invincible After All: Very shortly after his slaughter of the people against him, Set fought Narktus in a more conventional duel where he was shown as not above being wounded. However, this is somewhat downplayed by the fact that Set proved that Narktus wasn't unbeatable as well and managed to return each of his own injuries very much in kind. It's also worth noting that at no point does Set express any kind of anger or disbelief, though he may have simply acted calm.
- Physical God: As discovered by the Arenagoers recently, Set is extremely powerful.
- Split Personality : Can go from a lawful kind of evil to a chaotic maniac to an affable monster to a stern conqueror. This is because Set embodies all forms of evil, from Well-Intentioned Extremist to Omnicidal Maniac. All personalities, however, ultimately want to spread evil. How they do it is up to them, though, be it by establishing an Evil Empire to simply blowing up planets randomly.
- Stupid Evil : Show up sometimes, and it's always bad news since Set is extremely powerful and fully immortal, making him extremely dangerous for anything that's not close to his power level.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Set needs to go back to fend off Apophis every night, making the Cabal a bit more vulnerable in his absence.
- Affably Evil: The nicest in Set's cabal, and actually pretty nice when not fighting. Even when she is, she loves dropping compliments.
- Blood Knight: To an unhealthy degree. Absolutely enjoy fighting and being hurt as well.
- Co-Dragons: With Thouzer.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She loves her timeline's versions of Katre and Troa, who were killed by time-traveling heroes, as her parents (because they pretty much are). When the mainline Katre and Troa turn out to be... different... she undergoes a temporary BSoD.
- And I Must Scream: His defeat came by imprisoning him within a mini-moon, then throwing him into a black hole. In post-chaos-assimilation Nuclearverse. Although still immortal, he's unlikely to escape being spaghettified for eternity, and the sheer Suggsverse-tier power scaling the daemons get up to makes a rescue too risky for Set to consider.
See "The Sisters and Associates" on the Heroic Factions page.
See "The Sisters and Associates" on the Heroic Factions page.
- Co-Dragons: With Eleven. Fitting, as she is the only Cabal member who can damage him with raw power instead of hax.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: An infusion of Maelstrom from Set, which he's managed to resist and temper, has granted him the power of no selling pretty much anything thrown his way, short of attacks or constructs infused with Imagination.
- Warrior Therapist: In a brawl amongst the Cabal members ordained by Set, he ends up taking this role with Eleven, coaxing her usual upbeat 'dark Genki Girl' personality out of her after she had been devastated by learning that Katre and Troa were moles.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: The rest of the Cabal besides Set have some semblance of moral standards, interests, or pragmatism. Janemba has zero such qualities, and while he does have cunning, he also goes out of his way to be as big of a dick as possible to the rest of the Cabal because he thinks he can get away with it.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In-universe to some extent, as his first appearance was materializing out of nowhere to attack Kris. He did not appear again after that, and there were no hints that he was a member of the Cabal until the ill-fated raid on their lair.
- Reality Warper: He stands out among the rest of the Cabal save Set in that any place he sets foot into can turn into an Eldritch Location on a whim.
- Spanner in the Works: Not like the raid on the Cabal base would've succeeded without his presence, but Janemba is the only reason that the plan to defeat Giratina by isolating him in an inescapable pocket dimension didn't work.
- Took a Level in Badass: Also partly hand waved by Arena balancing rules, but he went from losing a one-on-one fight with Kris to being in the higher echelon of the Cabal's threat ranking.
A group of antagonistic forces seeking to alter the past, whether in alternate timelines to create "distortion energy" or in the main timeline to change the future. Most Time Breakers are selected as pawns of Fu or Dabura, but some are more aware of their roles...
Fu (KiriK)An enigmatic scientist hailing from the Demon Realm who fiddles with the space-time continuum, causing the plot dubbed Infinite History, by creating alternate versions of past battles in the Arena where things went differently. He is actually the son of a demon, Towa (Dabura's sister), and a bio-android (think Cell but more human-shaped), named Mira, making him a chimera of various Dragon Ball races - though Demon and Saiyan are the two most pronounced.
- Anti-Villain: He would like to create good future timelines, but messing with time is an offense, so the Time Patrol still opposes him. He generally gets off lightly due to being friends with heroes on a personal level. However, as long as Dabura is alive, he's stuck working for him, helping him create bad timelines.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Between his Hybrid Power, insane gizmos, and absorption of temporal energy from distorted alternate timelines, Fu could potentially go toe-to-toe with some of the heaviest hitters in the Arena. Yet, he simply observes and only uses his fullest power when absolutely necessary.
- Cast from Hit Points: Fu has made a wearable device which, when active, saps the user's current vitality, causing their body to slowly wither, in exchange for converting that vitality into ki, pure fighting energy that lets them hit even harder than they would in peak condition.
- Fighting a Shadow: It's rare to find yourself meeting and/or fighting the real Fu.
- Hybrid Power: The offspring of a demon (Towa) with a bio-android comprised of numerous races (Mira). Fu has both Saiyan and Frieza Race DNA and probably more, and he has a way to stack Super Saiyan on top of the Golden Form. He could potentially add Giant Namekian and Pure Majin, if he wanted to.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He does bad stuff because of Dabura's orders.
- You Didn't Ask: Pulls this on Officer 'Ken' (Future!Ninten) when the latter, who is seriously troubled by time travelers, accuses him of not having told him sooner that he meddles in the past for fun and profit. In fact, he had mentioned that he was making time distortions of his own in a voicemail message he sent after an early time-rift battle, but that part flew over 'Ken''s head.
Dabura (KiriK, Deceased)The Demon King, Fu's uncle, Towa's brother, and former minion of Babidi. Dabura seeks to cause distortions to the past that will be severe enough to absorb energy from. With enough temporal energy, he can merge the prime world with the Demon Realm as his deceased sister wanted, and avenge her death at the heroes' hands.
- Actually a Doombot: Oh, sorry, did you think Chernabog crushing him actually killed the real Dabura? Nah, he's got as many layers of mirage protection as his nephew, and he made good use of it to get out of that situation alive - albeit with his power heavily drained and full knowledge that Fu is no longer on his side.
Big Airship of Doom (KiriK)
Core Kabula (KiriK)
Small Fry Corps./Polygon Man (KiriK)
Purple Worm (KiriK)
Aeon Hero (DevilPsyco)See the "Assassins" folder.
Demon Tide (DefRevenge24601)
Zeref Dragneel (Bolded1)
PolyphemusA mysterious Mad Scientist who seems to harbor a personal hatred for all things nonhuman and especially magic and other supernatural abilities.
- Arc Villain: Planned to be one.
- Chuunibyou: It's plenty clear to everyone that Polyphemus is desperately and rather childishly trying to go for as many Rule of Cool tropes as they can to compensate for their lack of magic and other superpowers, to the point of playing their own battle music from speakers in their giant floating fortress. Sadly, this does nothing to detract from the fact that Polyphemus is also genuinely hateful towards anyone they perceive to be their "better" in any way, and extremely dangerous despite these dorky tendencies.
- Driven by Envy: Polyphemus hates magic not because of any conviction that Magic Is Evil, but rather because they feel it gives its users unfair advantages over regular humans, namely Polyphemus himself/herself. Consequently, Polyphemus tries to capture and study mystical creatures, trying to figure out how their powers work and potentially replicate them.
- Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this by hijacking Neo Pseudo Porky's body. Ironically, it happens just when Neo himself is on the verge of becoming less evil, and forces the heroes to put an end to him instead, although given the nature of the Arena, whether that death will stick is still in question.
- The Faceless: They conceal their identity so thoroughly, not even their gender is known thus far, as they use a neutral-sounding voice changer.
- Humanity Is Superior: They outwardly pride themselves on being human; in reality, this hides a deep-seated jealousy towards magic users, nor do they have any real compassion towards fellow humans. Any magical creature is an enemy and/or a guinea pig, and any creature created by humans is a tool.
- I Just Want to Be Special: A dark example, in that not being special drives Polyphemus to hate those who are.
- Leitmotif: The Heart of Nova leitmotif from the Kirby series, with the Rainbow Curse iteration serving as the main character theme.
- Mad Scientist: No shit.
- Magic Versus Science: A science-using magic hater.
- Mood-Swinger: Polyphemus usually acts cold and dispassionate as befitting a scientist, but can go from 0 to 60 in seconds if someone doesn't let them have their way.
- Nerd in Evil's Helmet: Tries to come off as a serious and intimidating foe and an "apex of humanity", but is very obviously trying way too hard to be cool in the process. Sadly, a Downplayed Trope as the evil is still definitely there.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Polyphemus would have you believe they're a defender of human rights, but the truth is, they don't really care about other humans either.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Polyphemus has a vast body of knowledge in many disciplines, including robotics, bioengineering, genetics, and many more. Magic is just about the only thing they have zero talent for.
- Playing with Syringes: Let's just say that Polyphemus isn't very ethical in their scientific pursuits. They threatened to do this to Miles and his extraterrestrial companions alike.
- Psychopathic Manchild: As soon as things stop going their way, Polyphemus devolves into what can only be called a childish temper tantrum. However, most children are not able to build abominations of science, nor willing to brutally put an end to countless innocent lives using them.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Named themselves after Polyphemus, the Cyclops blinded by Odysseus. The crossed-out eye seems to play into the same symbolism, but what it actually means is unclear thus far.
- Sigil Spam: The crossed-eye symbol◊ used by the Society of the Blind Eye in Gravity Falls (although Polyphemus isn't connected to said association at all). It appears on their mechs and weapons and serves as a personal avatar.
- The Spark of Genius: For someone who considers magic and the supernatural as "cheating", Polyphemus completely fails to realize their own usage of science is completely beyond what "normal" science is capable of achieving, almost a sort of magic in and of itself, and able to go toe-to-toe with magic with ease. But the envious scientist stubbornly refuses to take that into consideration, stubbornly considering themselves the underdog in the Magic Versus Science scenario.