Beings originating on Earth.
Inhabitants of Atlantis.
NoahThe lover of Gaia and father of her children Iapetus and Themis. He embarks on a Vision Quest to discover God.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Essentially his goal. As of page 213, he may have accomplished it.
- Jerkass: Arguably, abandoning the woman who loves him in favor of a Vision Quest.
- Meaningful Name: Noah in the Bible has a covenant with God and serves him; likewise, Noah communes with Ain Soph and has a journey to discover God.
GaiaWife of Mithras and bearer of the Mark of the Elements, a star-shaped birthmark across her face.
- Arranged Marriage: Married Mithras due to pressure from Ghob.
- Meaningful Name: Gaia was the Roman personification of the Earth. Mithras takes advantage of both her and the Earth itself.
- Only Sane Woman: Does her best to act as a mediator. Given the rampant Dysfunction Junction throughout the cast, it rarely works. She seems to get overwhelmed at points and temporarily gives up, but eventually continues, perhaps futilely, to keep her family and the rest of the world in check.
- Woman Scorned: Has some contempt for Noah after he leaves her and their children in favor of his Vision Quest. When things really start to fall apart, she begins to track him down and harangue him for abandoning the real world.
- Your Cheating Heart: Has two children with Noah while married to Mithras. Considering that it's an arranged marriage and he's a tyrant who despises both her and all of their children, it's understanding.
IapetusSon of Noah and Gaia, later known as Nommo.
- Bald of Evil: Loses his hair shortly before becoming an ally of Lucifer.
- The Dragon: Lucifer's most active servant.
- Co-Dragons: With the Reptile Man, and arguably the real Nommo.
- Facial Horror: Ghob tears his face off. Lucifer replaces it with a replica of Nommo's.
- Made of Iron: Survives having his face flayed off, fighting with Cain, and being submerged in lava.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His named seems to be spelled "Lapetus" on some early pages. Stops happening after volume two, and is corrected in the print version.
- Token Evil Teammate: Although all of the Atlanteans are unhinged or dangerous to one degree or another, Iapetus is the only really villainous one. Then again...
- Tragic Villain: Only sides with Lucifer because he was ashamed of his appearance, horribly mutilated, and generally felt inferior when Lucifer approached him with an opportunity to succeed. He also doesn't seem fully aware of Lucifer's origins or the details of his plot.
ThemisDaughter of Noah and Gaia, Themis is blind and telepathic.
CronusChild of Mithras and Gaia.
- BrotherSister Incest: Gets into a relationship and has a child with his sister Rhea.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets stabbed through the heart by a piece of rebar when the city of Ys collapses.
- Only Sane Man: By far the most well-adjusted, cautious and intelligent of the Atlanteans.
RheaChild of Mithras and Gaia.
- An Arm and a Leg: Ghob bites one of her arms off.
- The Berserker
- BrotherSister Incest: In love with her brother Cronus. They eventually get together and have a son, after accidentally reading each other's minds and thereby revealing their feelings.
- Character Death: Killed by Ghob.
- Half the Woman She Used to Be: Gets chopped in half by Ghob's Minotaur form.
- Made of Iron: Survives losing an arm, having her head stomped on repeatedly, and getting her skull cut in half...until the blade goes down the rest of her body.
- Mama Bear
- Rasputinian Death: Gets her arm bitten off, is stomped to a pulp, and finally gets cut in two, all at the hands of Ghob.
ArgesChild of Mithras and Gaia, and one of the three cyclops siblings.
SteropesChild of Mithras and Gaia, and one of the three cyclops siblings.
BrontesChild of Mithras and Gaia, and one of the three cyclops siblings.
Inhabitants of Canaan.
Son of Serapis and Eve.
- A God Am I
- Ambition Is Evil
- Lightning Bruiser: So fast he can run across an ocean, and so deadly he can kill whole armies singlehanded.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Obsessed with obtaining godly power, and eventually uses it to kill people (granted, in defense of his family and friends).
AdamThe first man encountered by Operation Heavenly Sword.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the first man, according to the Bible.
EveThe first woman encountered by Operation Heavenly Sword.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the first woman, according to the Bible.
- Jerkass: Refers to her own son as a "wet noodle bitch", among other things.
AbelSon of Adam and Eve.
SethSon of Adam and Eve.
- Meaningful Name: In the Bible, Seth was the third child of Adam and Eve, born after the murder of Abel.
- Satellite Character: Hasn't contributed much to the story, yet. Might exist solely because if he was missing it would look like an oversight of Biblical lore. He later lampshades this.
ZeusChild of Cronus and Rhea.
The King of the Gnomes, Ghob is an antagonistic spirit whose main goal is to preserve the natural world, which is being threatened by the actions of both humanity and alien forces.
- Big Bad: Arguably.
- A Load of Bull: Transforms into a giant minotaur after Rhea tears his head off.
- Hero Killer: Chops Rhea in half after a very lengthy battle.
- Meaningful Name: A particularly obscure one. Ghob is the name for the King of Earth in the Kabbalistic Golden Dawn magic system, and his earth elementals are gnomes.
- One-Winged Angel: Turns into a giant minotaur while fighting Rhea.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ultimately wants to save the world itself from very legitimate threats. However, his methods for doing so are invariably violent and he seems unable to hold a conversation with anybody that doesn't involve threatening their life.
The Gem Guardian
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Never clearly referred to by one name, probably because it's actually three different people.
- Was Once a Man: Used to be the three cyclops siblings.
The Reptile Man
A lizard-human hybrid who is a pawn of Lucifer.