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Crew of The Hermes

    Hermes Crew in general 

  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: No one in this crew that reached Fortuna can be considered neither a hero nor a villain.


    Kelda Zelshy 

  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Due to her mutation, she has a chance of turning into either a Malevolent Drakon or an Enlightened Drakon. The favor seems to shift towards malevolent.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She stoically acts like a captain, requesting information and generally being stone-faced. Then when first arriving on a planet, she tries asking someone for information. They were a little rude to her, so she heavily escalates it into a fight due to being annoyed.
  • He Who Fights Monsters/The Corrupter: Believes that following her could have this effect and repeatedly gives Cobalt chances to leave her adventure to Fortuna.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Even moreso than usual due to the mutation she was given by Nikki.
  • Slow Transformation: Due to her mutation, her skin began cracking off, revealing black skin. We never get to see the full transformation, though.

    Big Boss B 

    Cobalt Ootkins 

  • Hidden Heart of Gold: One that she can't show easily. She would like to be nicer, but her mouth keeps on saying very mean things.
  • My Greatest Failure: On a day her father, Rodney, returned home, she caused a ruckus with a dog, nearly got bit by a snake, was punished by her mother, and was so overwhelmed with guilt that she developed a mental illness that causes her to constantly insult everyone.
  • Our Liches Are Different: After she dies, she becomes a Clockwork and looks like a mechanical skeleton.
  • Security Blanket: Cobalt likes to sleep in a large pile of pillows.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Cobalt does not like Azure. Nor Apricot. But she seems to be on okay terms with Maroon. If he's still alive.


  • Establishing Character Moment: Tries operating on the ship, then politely invites Cobalt to lunch, then going on to papping her with a boxed lunch.
  • Literal-Minded: When asked if he knows how to operate the ship, he assumes he has to operate the ship as if it's a patient.
  • Neat Freak: Doesn't really take too kindly to Notails being around in the same room as him, let alone two of them.


  • Messianic Archetype: He's the most moral character in the crew and tries to keep everyone from tearing each other apart. He also managed to stop a war with a single sentence and a little help with a Poetnix Amulet then goes on to lead the planet's people as their leader. Not to mention he was changed into an Angel and has a glowing head akin to a halo.
  • Nice Hat: A fez. Because fezzes are cool. Later revealed to be a limpoturt.



  • Space Pirates: Jayna was given to these as a child, and eventually became one herself.
  • The Nicknamer: She gives people titles based on the medieval class system (i.e. Bard, Count, Jester, Knight, etc).

    Nikki/N- 77 

  • But Thou Must!: When the player is confronted with a plethora of choices of how Nikki can seduce Zeus v1, all of the 'no' options are actually yes options in disguise.
  • Cats Are Mean: Exploits every oppurtunity to be as annoying and inconsiderate as possible.
  • Cassandra Truth: He did say he was a god...
  • Cool Mask: He wears a white, cat-shaped one with a Cat Smile and winking eye.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies in the first game when a spaceship explodes with him on it. Later appears no worse for wear in the second game, though the secret to his survival comes out in time.
  • Medium Awareness: As half a Limbo god, Nikki is aware of the player, though he conceals this well.
  • Narcissist: His [Megalomania] trait notes he's utterly in love with himself.
  • Pieces of God: Is revealed to be the Past, one half of the Mirage (a Limbo god).
  • Robosexual: His [Chip Magnet] trait allows him to seduce robots with ease, as Zeus v1 can attest to.
  • The Smart Guy: And he damn well knows it.
  • Time Stands Still: When with his other half, they are capable of stopping the flow of time in the universe for everyone but themselves and the player.
  • Walking Wasteland: As a Notail, he carries very many diseases around on him that he isn't affected by but affect others, sometimes resulting in someone getting a mutation.

    Noverus Rayson 

  • Establishing Character Moment: Insults Cobalt because of her race while simultaneously informing Kelda of Cobalt's job.
  • Fantastic Racism: Noverus to almost everyone. He tends to treat them based on their social standing, at least at first. Seeing as how various species have different places on the social ladder, it still counts as this.
  • Killed Off for Real: Refuses to leave his ship as it's blown up in the second game. His body is found by Kelda in the rubble.
  • My Greatest Failure: He threw a grenade into a nest of harpies. However, the grenade was a flash grenade and not a normal one. This caused a nest of deadly animals and a giant Clockwork to be awoken and kill the others of Nova's former crewmates.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Once disguised himself as a Generic with just a headband that had antennae on it and a nametag.


  • Establishing Character Moment: Halts a fight between Doobel and Cobalt. Twice. Within five minutes. Then, when the ship lands, goes on to inform Kayden about a planet's species, setting, and lore. And later, when on planet, goes off to stop a fight between Kelda and someone else.


First Tutorial Run

    Rodney Ootkins 

  • Omniglot: He's able to pick up languages extremely easily.

AI Robots in general

    AI robots in general 

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The higher an AI's generation number is, the more bland and compliant it is; conversely, the lower the number, the more intelligent and free-thinking it is. The first-gen A.I.s are completely autonomous and are so intelligent, they are medium aware. Some of them don't take kindly to the fact that they are "trapped in a game".

Greek AI Robots

    Apollo v 1 

  • Walking Spoiler: Up until the end of the first game, we don't even know that he exists.

    Apollo v 3 

  • Butt-Monkey: Loses his friend, Artemis v1, then gets sold to amorally grey crew, repeatedly insulted and told to do demeaning things, gets put into a wind-up robot snake, then stuffed into a bag, then, presumably, fed to the Sun God.
  • It's All About Me: He gets incredibly distressed whenever one of his friends isn't in the same room as him.
  • The Corruptible: Whenever someone isn't around to keep an eye on him, he more easily does morally questionable things, such as stealing a store owner's entire inventory.
  • TV Head Robot: His former body.

    Athena v 1 

    Helios v 1 

  • Berserk Button: Though known for his snarkiness, Helios is generally helpful and kind once he's warmed up to a person. However, when [You] is nearly killed by Hephaestus, Helios immediately fuses with Athena, kicks Hephaestus' gun away from him, before tearing into his body with their bare hands, ripping out his core, and completely shattering it with a single crunch of their beak. While this normally wouldn't count under this trope's criteria, the fact that [You] is immortal makes it a bit of an overraction.

    Hermes v 1 

  • Break the Cutie: Hermes is established early on as excitable, hyper, and talkative.He also knows the exact time of death of anyone he can see (including himself), has seen the end of the universe and the deaths of all his loved ones multiple times, accidentally killed one of his best friends, and has overall become so numb to death that he not only doesn't mind it, but revels in it.
  • Death Seeker: An extremely odd variant as he's not seeking death for himself, but sometimes finds it amusing when people die around him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Stops Doobel from destroying the ship, then goes on to mess with the players by speaking only in ASCII emoticons.

    Thanatos v 1 

Roman AI Robots

    Apollo v 1 

  • Forced Tutorial: Was forced into this spot against his wishes.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Zeus was originally going to try and stop Sun God!Apollo, but gave up and instead threw the Roman Apollo v1 into the tutorial. Since then, Apollo had been largely ignored and went a little crazy. That doesn't stop him from insulting and denying the player the ability to view his Cosmodex files.

Other Characters of Fortuna


  • Recurring Traveler: He's usually found selling items in shops on various planets, often being left behind as a crew leaves a planet and still showing up on the next planet they land on, even appearing on Fortuna. As the incognito Hades v1, he's likely following the player-controlled crew.

Species of Fortuna


  • Blue-and-Orange Morality
    To think that a species whose main goal in life is to defeat a great evil could be one of the foulest species, racing across the universe in search of knowledge. The ends justify the means, and they take delight in being called so awful.
  • Cool Mask: Notails tend to wear masks with smiley faces on them.
  • Walking Wasteland: Downplayed. They carry many diseases that don't affect the species and may cause mutations to other biological species.

Real People


  • Cruel Player-Character God: She's pulled off many playthroughs trying to end the universe of Fortuna many times before and her actions caused the main plot, with her betraying the Greek Apollo v1 and causing a Sun God Run.

Limbo Gods

    The Singer 

  • Animalistic Abomination: Initially appears as a mass of pink photorealistic pieces of marine animals, shaped into a crude dolphin.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Has difficulty understanding people, and questions why they scream and run as they create a fish thunderstorm that's destroying their village.
  • Devious Dolphins: A dolphin-shaped god that brings chaos and misfortune.
  • Hates Being Alone: Has the [Clingy] trait, which compels them to seek out and emotionally attach themselves to someone.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Classified as a manipulative god and has the [Manipulative] trait, and is very skilled at garnering pity for itself.
  • Objectshifting: Turns into a pink puppet for Clay to replace his lost puppet.
  • Reality Warper: Begins altering textboxes shortly after appearing, then altering the thoughts of characters that appear in the text boxes. Also creates an endless rain of fish shortly after appearing.
  • Red Baron: The Abusive.
  • The Dreaded: Among the patrons of the third game, who don't talk around it to prevent it roomtrapping and destroying them.
  • Voice Changeling: Mimics the voice of Clay's dead friend Belladonna before appearing in-person.


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