Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Gaia Online

Go To

Gaia has Loads and Loads of Characters. Here they are - or at least some of them.

    open/close all folders 

  • Shopkeeper: Much of the characters run the shops you can visit.
  • Aerith and Bob: The cast of NPCs averted this for a while, mostly consisting of names like Ian and Johnny, with the least "normal" probably being Moira or Anna Corinne. Later additions like Cresento and Nicolae eventually shoved Gaia into this trope. Then you have the vast collection of usernames; many people think of their avatars as characters with some place in The 'Verse, and even if you only count the three users who have definitively become part of canon, none of them had particularly average names.

    Barton Characters 

The old lady who runs Barton Jewellers. Old flame of Logan's.

Associated Tropes:

  • Fan Disservice: Her infamous "Sagatha" Halloween costume.
  • Halloween Cosplay: One of the original cosplayers in 2004 as Slimer. Later years brought us the memetic "Sagatha", a blue-skinned Medusa costume with a metal bra and not much else.
    • In 2010 ,she cosplayed as Cleopatra
  • Never Mess with Granny: Not a grandmother yet, but one piece of dialogue from a zOMG! quest involving her suggests that she finds the Animated more of a nuisance than an actual threat, and makes trips to Durem despite them and the barricade (and the rumored greater Animated presence in Durem).
    • There's also her fearlessness in putting her body on display every Halloween...

The assistant to your Aquarium. Currently living with Mirai.

Associated tropes

  • Friend to All Living Things: He loves fish.
  • Just Friends: There is a lot of speculation about Barrett and Mirai's relationship. But they probably put the fish before their own relationship.
    • Barrett definitely shows signs of interest in Mirai. And seeing as the two were based on a real-life couple among Gaia staff...
  • Manly Tears: He will shed some when one of your fish dies.

Apparently runs "Junk In The Trunk," and by "apparently," we mean "he's a perfectly normal deer standing behind the counter of a shop." And by "perfectly normal," we mean completely mundane.

Associated Tropes:

Damian "Ian" Von Helson
Owner of Barton Boutique, a clothing shop specializing in costume items. He's the firstborn son of Vladimir Von Helson, and elder brother of Louie Von Helson.

Associated Tropes:


Captain of the Barton Regulars. Also runs the Guild Registry.

Associated Tropes

Owner of Phin-Phang, the cash-only aquarium store.

Associated Tropes:

  • Gratuitous Japanese: Her parents are named "Logan" and "Agatha." So what's up with the Japanese name?
  • Multicolored Hair: Blonde with pink and blue highlights.
  • Odd Name Out: Along side her parents, with decidedly English/Western names.
  • The Rival: downplayed to Vanessa. It's teased in their shop dialogue that Vanessa is jealous of Mirai's hair.

Owner of Barton Flowershoppe, now revamped into the Buttercup Café.

Associated Tropes:

Ian's talking cat. He apparently comes from a "long line of talking cats" and help Ian run the store.

Associated Tropes:

  • Cute Kitten
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: A minor plot point in zOMG! He has a pair of pants he can't wear, because they don't have a zipper, so there's no place for his tail.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Ian, with whom he runs the shop with.
  • Talking Animal There aren't a lot of talking animals, much less cats, in Gaia's lore but he is a talking cat that wears clothes.

    Aekea Characters 


One of the legal bots living in Aekea. Works in The Faktori, a store for house items.

Associated Tropes:


Another bot living in the town. Used to sell floor furnishing in the Factori until it replaced Josie in the Gaian Housing Commission.

Associated Tropes:

  • And Call Him "George"!:
    Bludeau: Please allow me to hug you. I promise not to crush you like the last six customers...
  • Cuddlebug: He tries to be. See the above entry
  • Robot Buddy: He's a pretty friendly guy, just don't let him hug you.
  • Tin Man It's troubled by not feeling emotion (of a human sense, anyway), but is still obsessed with knowing...
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: He's fascinated with human emotions, love and affection.

Previous owner of the Housing Commission. Now runs her own store with Global Imports, specializing in exotic and period clothing.

Associated Tropes:

Runs The Jock Strap, a shop specializing in athletic wear. Builds robots. Occasionally wears reading glasses.

Associated Tropes:


The third of the known Aekean bots. A specialist in wall furnishing in The Faktori.

Associated Tropes:

Runs Sam's Body & Parts, the automotive shop.

Associated Tropes:

    Durem Characters 


Helps Natasha run Skin Tyte. Has the hots for Lance.

Associated Tropes:

  • Camp Gay: Ever since he put on that pink shirt, he's become this more so..
  • Gentle Giant: Yes, he's tattooed, muscled, and has ping-pong ball horns. But he's harmless.
  • Granola Girl: He's what's known as an ultra-vegan; he'll only eat plants if they died a natural death without human interference (how that works is anyone's guess). However, he'll make an exception for chicken pot pies ("Pie Hard").
  • Halloween Cosplay: As an Oni in 2010.
  • Item Crafting: Mixes inks for you if you want an unusual color.
  • Pet Homosexual: Plays this role, somewhat, to Natasha
  • Straight Gay: Was this at first, but that was only before we even knew anything about him. Soon after he was revealed gay, they replaced his big muscles and red wife-beater with a lean frame and a pink button down shirt.

Runs H&R Wesley, a shop specializing in formal wear. Also a brilliant scientist who used to work for (and occasionally works with) Johnny K. Gambino.

Associated Tropes:

  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Good scars, (though they're hard to see/notice) an X on his forehead and a few on his chest, both from a fight with Zhivago.
  • Halloween Cosplay: Batman for 2k9, and again in 2010. In previous years, he went as James Bond. In 2011, he went as Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
  • Happily Married: To Vanessa, as we find out.
    Vanessa: "Edmund's so amazing... After Violet was born he took time off work to stay at home with her, even after he'd been away from his shop for so long."
  • Mr. Fanservice: Yes. Believe it or not, with all the bishies running around, Edmund has one of the bigger fangirl followings on Gaia.
  • May–December Romance: Edmund is old enough that he knew Old Man Logan when he was Young Man Logan, but is married to Vanessa, who hangs out with teenagers and doesn't look a day over twenty-five.
  • Put on a Bus: For a little while, he was absent from his shop. According to the Vanessa's dialogue, he was looking after Violet at home.

Runs Durem Depot, a shop specializing in punk and goth fashion.

Associated Tropes:

  • Cool Big Sis: not literally, but has this personality toward new Gaians. Registering members will complete tutorials with her and get welcoming feedback.
  • Halloween Cosplay: Typically as Morrigan Aensland. Rumor has it she was one of Gaia's first Halloween cosplayers in 2004 as Freddy Krueger. In 2010, she cosplayed as Mokoto Kusangi. As of 2011, Chell.
  • Item Crafting: Makes colored ink from the bugs you caught in Gaia Towns.
  • Perky Goth: Though she teeters more on punk.
  • Site Mascot: Prominently pictured in most promotional material alongside mascots like Kiki, Coco, and Gaia-tan.
  • Tsundere: Apparently towards Louie.


Owner of Skin Tyte, Gaia's piercing and tattoo parlor.

Associated Tropes:


Owner of Crosstitch, a shop for items designed by Gaians.

Associated Tropes:

Owner of Salon Durem.

Associated Tropes:

The baby daughter of Edmund and Vanessa

Associated Tropes:

    Isle de Gambino Characters 


Manages Prize & Joy, where tickets won in the Gold Mountain casino can be redeemed for prizes.

Associated Tropes:

Johnny K. Gambino

Owner of Isle de Gambino and G-Corp. Father of Gino Gambino.

Associated Tropes:

Gino Gambino

Son (sometimes mistaken for daughter) of Johnny K. Gambino. Has zero talent with women.

Associated Tropes:


Works at Gold Mountain. Impersonates Elvis occasionally.

Associated Tropes:


Works at Gold Mountain as the second dealer you face in Blackjack.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Blackjack cheats. Jinx's is "Fresh Start", which allows her to discard her present hand and draw a new one.
  • Tsundere: Implied in the dating sim scenario of the Lexbox, where she's turning away from Lex with a pout.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Russel Aace

Works at Gold Mountain as the first dealer you face in Blackjack.

Associated Tropes:

  • Calling Your Attacks: Blackjack cheats. Ace's is "Pocket Ace", which allows him to automatically draw an ace card.
  • Gay Option: In the Lexbox's dating sim stage.
  • Kiss of Life: In the Lexbox's Game Over screen. Lampshaded by Becky as incorrect treatment for a concussion.
  • Take That!: Aace was based on a member of the Gaia staff who was a bit of a Jerkass.

Owner of Gambino Outfitters, a shop specializing in beach and summer wear. Has swapped spit with Gino (and possibly his father, due to a Fusion Dance plotline). Also has dated Liam with the full knowledge of Gino and Ian having an interest in her.

Associated Tropes:

  • Ambiguously Brown: It's not made clear, though she's either an islander, has a tan, or is meant to be gangkuro. Given the lack of exaggerated makeup, it's safe to assume she's most likely one or both of the former two.
  • The Chick
  • The Ditz: Possibly of the Genius Ditz variety; she's apparently capable of giving hospital-quality medical care.
  • Formerly Fat: According to the Summer 2k9 tie-in "Fitness Camp".
  • Halloween Cosplay: As Samara. In 2010, she wore a banana costume.
  • Love Interest: For Ian, Liam, and Gino.
  • Multicolored Hair: Brown with blonde streaks. Justified, as the advertisement for Salon Durem has a picture of Vanessa working on Sasha's hair.
  • Valley Girl: In her shop dialog. Used to be more prominent than it is now, but it still shows up in her poetry.

Owner of Ruby's Rack.

Associated Tropes:

Since 2017
Ruby's son. Helps her run Ruby's Rack.

Associated Tropes:

Works at the Bank of Gambino as a teller.

Associated Tropes:

  • A Day in the Limelight: The Code Alpha RIG, where she briefly takes up superheroism.
  • Halloween Cosplay: One of the original cosplayers as Darth Vader in 2004. Later, she cosplayed as a genderbent Dracula. You think her boss noticed?
  • Hot Librarian: Well, bank teller technically, but she's got the look.
  • Meganekko: Wears rather opaque glasses
  • Office Lady: Looks and plays the part, mostly, being a bank teller.
  • Plucky Office Girl: She mentions during Ian's trial that she graduated from college at the age of fifteen, proving that she has the intelligence and motivation to do greater things, but after all these years she's still just a half-forgotten bank teller. Additionally, one of her lines, back when she had NPC dialogue, stated that she'd developed Super Strength from hauling sacks of gold around. And let's not forget that during Prom '08, she was scripted to be the only one brave enough to dance with Bludeau. And a RIG has her going full Superhero for a while

Labtech X

Worked for G-Corp before, during, and after the Zombie Apocalypse (both of them). Was apparently close friends with Labtech 123.

Associated Tropes:

    The Von Helson Clan & Allies 

Vladimir Von Helson

Ex-leader of Gaia's vampires. Father of Ian and Louie Von Helson, along with the twins. Presumed dead.

Associated Tropes:

Anna Corinne Von Helson & Marie Von Helson
Pre-Skyscraper Incident
Twin daughters of Vladimir Von Helson. Half-sisters of Ian and Louie Von Helson.

Associated Tropes:

Louie Von Helson
Son of Vladimir Von Helson, and younger brother of Ian Von Helson. Current leader of Gaia's vampires. May or may not be a Vegetarian Vampire. He is also the shopkeeper of H&R Wesley since Edmund's disappearance.

Associated Tropes:


Vladimir's hired gunman. Apparently now working for Don Kuro.

Associated Tropes:


    Kuro Gang 
The Mafia with dark elves. There's a Stealth Pun here.

General Tropes:

  • Drow: What they're cursed to be.
  • Hereditary Curse: Due to the Kuro Clan's treason, all their members have pitch-black, lifeless skin and extremely sensitive eyes, forcing them to live underground and away from sunlight.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The Kuro Clan was once one of the most powerful elf noble families before they were banished for treason
  • Meaningful Name: Their gang is called after the color of their skin, "Kuro" being the Japanese name for "black"

Cordell Kuro

Associated Tropes:

Don Kuro

Associated Tropes:

    Holiday Characters & Gods 


The pumpkin-headed Anthropomorphic Personification of Halloween.

Associated Tropes:

  • Depower: Does this to the Overseer and Sentinel at the conclusion of the Halloween 2k8 event. Later revealed he has no such powers himself, but did so under orders from Gaia herself. Not that it stopped him from playing himself up.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • For the Evulz
  • Jerkass

The Easter Bunny

Everyone's favorite lovable lapine as a psycho cyborg/robot/something.

Associated Tropes:

  • The Alcoholic: Possibly, according to his origin comic.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: A likely consequence of the injury he sustained from Jack when they were young.
  • Group Of Bullies: He and a few other holiday spirits used to bully a young Santa when they were young. That came to an end when Jack came to his defense and clocked the Easter Bunny so hard, when he hit the ground, the impact fractured his skull and permanently disfigured his face.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The Easter Bunny has a habit of handing out "eggs" that are actually timebombs.
  • Robot Me


The kindly old elf himself!

Associated Tropes:

The Overseer

A demi-god of old transformed into a clam. Until Demonbusters, he was found in your aquarium. Took over Gino's body during the Demonbusters event; turned into a mortal human by Jack after the event.

Associated Tropes:

The Sentinel

A demi-goddess of old. Was stuck in a box for 1000 years, where she went mad. Tried to take over the world during the Demonbusters event; made into a mortal human by Jack after the event.

Associated Tropes:


A god found on Dref Dur that also happens to be a son of Gaia (as in Mother Gaia) and the god that the Overseer and Sentinel seek to try and see if they can gain their powers back through him.

Associated Tropes:


Another one of Gaia's sons. He is summoned by Luca to help the Kuro Clan. He is the one who has Don Kuro send assassins to kill Johnny K. and Gino Gambino.

Associated Tropes:

  • Black Eyes of Crazy: but his sclerae were dark blue when he was younger.
  • Cain and Abel: with Meili
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: He wears this along with a pair of snug-fitting pants.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: It is unknown if he plans to (or even if he can) kill Gaia and here other sons, but he wreaks havoc in the mortal world by having lesser gods killed off and attacking the city of Durem.
  • The Trickster: Used to be one with the Titan of Ambition.

    Cash Shop Item Characters 

Former runner of the Cash Shop

Associated Tropes:

  • The Beard: Went to a prom event as Devin's date, even though it was known at the time that Devin doesn't swing that way. This, along with her choice of a tuxedo rather than a dress for the event, fueled speculation that Flynn was a lesbian.
  • Meganekko
  • Put on a Bus: To space, then the Neon Core RIG rolled around and showed that she Took a Level in Badass.
  • Space Pirate: She's become quite a successful one, as seen in the Neon Core RIG.


Former Cash Shop's delivery guy

Associated Tropes:

Dr. Singh

Hosts weekly Evolving Item reports. Apparently raised Timmy, though not very well.

Associated Tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: While it's unclear exactly what her relationship with Timmy is, she is his guardian and she put him barrel of G-Corp goo.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: She put Timmy in a barrel of G-corp goo and spent several weeks gleefully observing his mutations.
  • Jerkass: "Quit whining about your possibly-infected stab wounds, already!"
  • Karma Houdini: Invoked. One of the options in a Timmy-related poll was to have him punish her for his mistreatment. People voted to make him an evolving item instead.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Well, she did put Timmy in a barrel of toxic waste


Dr. Singh's muchly-abused assistant. Used to be a cute kid. Was infected with pure evil once. Then he came down with megapuberty and got a Plot-Relevant Age-Up.

Associated Tropes:

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He became an evolving item.
  • Beard of Evil: Part of his "T-Bone" persona.
  • Butt-Monkey.
  • Creepy Child: Back when Timmy was infected with pure evil.
  • Evil Costume Switch: "T-Bone" wore a suit.
  • Fan Disservice: His Plot-Relevant Age-Up turned him into a gangly, awkward thing resembling Borat rather than the Mr. Fanservice that the Estrogen Brigade hoped he would be.
  • Keet
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: While he was infected with pure evil and went by "T-Bone."
  • Parental Incest: Unintentional. The 2008 prom manga showed Timmy trying to build up the courage to ask Dr Singh to be his date for the prom, and his anger at being pipped to the post by Lance. It was revealed much later that Singh has actually raised Timmy from an early age, which might hint towards an unintentional gender-flipped Wife Husbandry by Singh.
  • The Pollyanna: Until after his jailtime, Timmy would always immediately forgive Singh for anything bad she did to him as soon as the situation was resolved, refusing to believe it was her fault, and was optimistic throughout his mutations. He seems to have grown out of it now, though.
  • Pornstache: After he hit "megapuberty"

The Orion Siblings
A collection of starpeople, consisting of Saiph (first appearing in the finale for the Fallen Wish EI,) his younger sister Hatsya (from the Lonely Star RIG,) and their older brother and sister Rigel and Mintaka (who currently run the Cash Shop).

Associated Tropes:

Cygnus and Jet
The current shopkeeper of La Victoire

Associated Tropes

  • Jerkass: Jet, to an extent, though his being an adorable kitten star kind of negates this.
    "Please buy something nice so I can stop looking at such a poorly dressed person."
  • The Voiceless: Cygnus; Jet does all of the talking.

    Promotional Characters 
Here because Gaia is in it for Money, Dear Boy.


Ran the MTV shop until late 2010.

Associated Tropes:


A cute little sharkboy found in the special Venus Garden world. During the Demonbusters storyline, however, he took over for the Overseer in the aquariums while the latter was battling on the frontline. Is currently still there while the Overseer's fate is left uncertain.

Associated Tropes:


The newest Gaia shopkeeper as of 2014. Runs Loyal's Bazaar.

Associated Tropes:

  • Ascended Extra: Started out as a character in the Cirque du Gothique and Carnivale de Gothique RI Gs before being given his own shop.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Subverted: we don't see it because he is an invisible man.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Monsieur Loyal is the French name for a circus ringmaster, which he is.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Almost never makes an annoucement without a French stock phrase or two.
  • Meaningful Name: Zig-zagged: he runs a shop for Gaians who loyally log in for 75 days straight, but he is the one who set that criteria and can change it anytime he sees fit.

Runs Mecha Neko, a shop with anime-inspired clothing and gear.

Associated Tropes:

    G Corp Labtechs (Halloween 2k4) 
A number of quirky personalities that were the focus of the plot during October 2004. Considered by many to be the most promising characters in the history of Gaia's storyline; sadly, they appear to have been Killed Off for Real.


  • All There in the Manual: Their journal entries tell a lot of their storyline before they turned.
  • No Name Given: None of the LabTechs, other than Rory (who died before this) and Gene, have names. They're only called by their number.


Tried to escape after finding out some of G Corp's darker secrets, but was laid off by 247 as a security measure.

Associated Tropes:

  • Came Back Wrong: He came back as a zombie and infected one of his fellow labtechs,062.
  • He Knows Too Much: Why he was laid off. He found out the true nature of G-CORP's experiments and couldn't continue in the company, so he tried to warn the other Gaians.


Blackmailed Gambino for a better pension.

Associated Tropes:


Not the brightest crayon in the box.

Associated Tropes:

  • Head Pet: Grunny, during the H2K4 event.
  • Keet
  • Too Dumb to Live: Well, for one, he thought a grunny was a pet and, two, when he sees three of his fellow LabTechs unconscious, he thinks they're all sleeping and asks 247 if he can "nap", too. When things really started getting weird, he's not alarmed and, at the Halloween party, he tries to hug the zombified LabTechs.


See zOMG! characters.


Portrayed as relatively intelligent compared to some of his coworkers. Secretly married to 912.

Associated Tropes:

  • Happily Married: Presumably. The only problem seems to be the need to keep it secret in the workplace but they do engage in "cuddle time" a lot.


Hardworking; eventually surpasses 247 in this trait. Tries to maintain a masculine image. Has a thing for 138.

Associated Tropes:


A kleptomaniac, possibly without knowing it. Has a crush on 137.

Associated Tropes:


Initially a workaholic whose first priority was loyalty to G Corp, but started breaking down when his memories began to return.

Associated Tropes:


Gambling addict who became a human test subject (well, more so than the others) after losing a lot of Johnny K.'s money.

Associated Tropes:

  • The Gambling Addict: Why he became a human test subject, as his gambling cost Johnny K a lot of money (over 9,000G). His journal entry mentioned something about betting on lab rats in a maze (his rat won).
  • Lost Himself In A Card Game: He ran out of money to pay his gambling debts, so he became a test subject.
  • Sanity Slippage: His is the most obvious of the other labtechs, as by the end of his journal, he's praising G-Corp, while earlier, he thought about working somewhere else.


Not too much stands out about him. He is often asleep on the job.

Associated Tropes:


Works alongside her husband, 126. Said "work" consists mostly of cuddle time.

Associated Tropes:


Harbors countless conspiracy theories about G Corp; many of them are proven right as the plot unfolds.

Associated Tropes:


    Grave Danger (Halloween 2k10) Characters 


  • All There in the Manual: Some of these you don't fight in the game but instead interact with them in the forums
  • And I Must Scream: All of the ghosts were trapped in their graves for varying amounts of time, thanks to Omnidrink.
  • Ghostly Goals: To some degree or another
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: They appear in the clothes they either wore in life or died/buried in
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Some of the ghosts qualify for this, considering there's Bigfoot and an actual robot ghost.
  • Noodle Incident: How some of them died (more specifically, Arturo, Tia/Tamara, Kruelty, Riverwisp, Ricky, and Jay) exactly, besides it having something to do with the Omnidrink (Edith), Death by Sex (Arturo), and in one case, being the result of the Murder the Hypotenuse trope (Kruelty). In the rest of them, this trope is averted.

Abelard XII

The ghost of a mad king

Associated Tropes:

  • Ill Boy: He got sick with and lost his mind to syphilis.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He used to be a kind and fair ruler before he contracted syphilis.

The Amazon Crusher
The ghost of a wrestler

Associated Tropes

Arturo Robusto
The guy from the Lusty Scoundrel collectible as a ghost.

Associated Tropes

  • Chubby Chaser: Considering that he suffocated to death during "romantic entanglement", it wouldn't be much of a stretch to say he was either this or his partner had Gag Boobs.
  • Death by Sex: Implied to be how he died as he suffocated to death during a "romantic entanglement"
  • Expy: He's your typical man-on-the-romance-novel-cover.
  • Gratuitous Italian

A once beloved cryptid until his existence was confirmed by scientists.

Associated Tropes:

The ghost of a dead robot that was once programmed to lift patients onto hospital beds

Associated Tropes

Carrie Loggins
The ghost of a dogwalker with a pack of ghostly dogs.

Associated Tropes:

His Forum signature
In game appearance 
The ghost of a boy who appears to be about 5-7 years old. Died when his parents left him in the car on a hot day.

Associated Tropes:

Constance Maplehart
A beekeeper who died when trying to depose the queen bee and take over the hive.

Associated Tropes

  • Ambiguous Gender: Constance is referred to as "she," but she has a male (or androgynous) avatar. Perhaps she's an MTF...?
  • Bee Afraid: How she died and her attacks involve this
  • Bee Bee Gun: One of her attacks is to sic bees on you.
  • Furry Reminder: Queen bees are very territorial and won't take kindly to anyone else trying to take over. As we see, Constance learned the hard way.

Danger Dan

A stunt performer who died in an accident.

Associated Tropes:

  • Companion Cube: Turns out the "Tallulah" he's looking for is a motorcycle he used in stunts. He's very happy to find 'her'.
  • I Call It "Vera": His motorcycle is named "Tallulah"


A ghost of... something that spent his life running around mazes.

Associated Tropes:

  • Expy: Of the ghosts in Pac-Man, right down to the similar naming scheme.
  • No Name Given: He was found a "John Doe" and nicknamed "Dinky" by the coroners.
  • The Unintelligible: His posts comprise not of actual words, but of ASCII illustrations of Pac-Man.

Edith Drink

Michael's wife and groundskeeper at the cemetery. She died due to one of Omnidrink's products.

Associated Tropes:


A flamboyant musician.

Associated Tropes:

  • Captain Ersatz: Of Liberace.
  • Killer Outfit: He died because a sequin from one of his suits broke off into his bloodstream, leading to sepsis.
  • Punny Name: His name being the word "Flagrant" with an "e" on the end.

Happy Day:

The ghost of a hippie.

Associated Tropes:

Jay Brooks

The pimply teen who used to work at Gaia Theaters before it was removed from the site.

Associated Tropes:

Labtech Rory

The ghost of one of Gambino's labtechs and a coworker of the ones from 2004. Doesn't realize he's dead - in fact, he doesn't even believe in ghosts.

Associated Tropes:

Megan McNulty

A dentist who loves causing other people pain.

Associated Tropes:

Michael J. Drink

Formerly a scientist at Omnidrink, he quit in disgust when he realized how cruel his father was. Now works as the gravedigger.

Associated Tropes:

Michelle Nguyen

An insufferable hipster who carries a guitar "ironically," as she doesn't even play.

Associated Tropes:

Nancy McCoughlin

The ghost of "an ace gunfighter with impeccable aim."

Associated Tropes:

The ghost of a supermodel who, "now that she's off the catwalk, is unleashing her contempt of humanity on everyone."

Associated Tropes:

Old Rusty

A ghost who wanders around in chains dragging a ball. Is really fond of breaking mirrors for some reason. He used to work at a carnival in life.

Associated Tropes:

  • Meaninful Name: He's called "Old Rusty" because he walks around carrying rusty chains


The ghost of a stack of pancakes.

Associated Tropes:

  • A Dog Named "Dog": He's the ghost of a stack of pancakes, named, "Pancakes"
  • Reality Ensues: How he died, as he died due to being left out overnight (which tends to cause food to spoil)

Professor Kruelty

The ghost of a supervillain.

Associated Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Anything that makes her think of "her" or "him," whoever they are.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: It's implied that this is how she died, though it's not clear if she attempted this or got it put on her.
  • Noodle Incident: Besides that her death implied to be the result of the Murder the Hypotenuse trope, it's not really said how she died or who the "her" or "him" are that she refers to, along with the surrounding incident of her death
  • Punny Name: Her surname, "Kruelty", which is "cruelty" with a "K".
  • Supervillain

Queen Riverwisp

"Once a benevolent forest guardian, but now she serves as a twisted instrument to the ghostly cause."

Associated Tropes:

Randy Folsom

The ghost of a guy who got mauled by a bear at a nightclub

Associated Tropes

Ricky the Dog-Faced Boy
His Forum signature
In game appearance 
As his description mentions, he was a circus performer who liked face-grooming and catching frisbees with his mouth.

Associated Tropes:

Tia & Tamara
A pair of sadistic children who want to make people play all the games they hated. According to their description, they suffered some kind of mistreatment.

Associated Tropes:

Thucydides Ambrosia

A ghost that delights in insulting other people. Wears a pimp hat, bling, and grill.

Associated Tropes:

  • Jerkass: As noted with his description
  • Killer Outfit: He died trying out an experimental hat which involved a live cobra.
  • Pimp Duds: What he wears.

William F. Drink

Founder of Omnidrink; pretty much defines Corrupt Corporate Executive, and is responsible for the ghosts appearing.

Associated Tropes:

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Didn't care as to whether or not his company produced beverages with dangerous substances and that said substances lead to fatal results, along with being an asshole to his son
  • Ignored Epiphany: Kind of. He's learned to value his son, but is still fairly corrupt.
  • Ironic Hell: Not only was he trapped in his grave like the other ghosts, but he gets to be trapped while knowing that it's due to his own insensitivity.

    zOMG! Characters 

In the zOMG opening
Daughter of the pirate queen Marina, generally considered the mascot character for the game.

Associated Tropes:

  • Improbable Weapon User: Mystically-empowered rings, just like everyone else in zOMG!.
  • Knife Nut: Totes a machete. Dialogue from the Barton Guards suggests she does that even when she's not in the jungle, and uses it to harass them.
  • She-Fu
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The reason she's not a pirate? She gets seasick.

Captain Cresento
Owner of Gaia's only airship. Debuted on April Fools' Day of '09 in zOMG!, but has since barged into the main storyline.

Associated Tropes:

  • April Fools' Day: Captain Cresento appeared on April Fools' Day 09 in zOMG!, where he offered to take your character to a new area. The joke was that zOMG! would 'crash' just before the new area loaded.
  • Cool Airship: He owns one.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Dark-skinned and silver-haired.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Cresento agrees to help Don Kuro due to him threatening to kill his mother.
  • Halloween Cosplay: As Eridan Ampora in 2011 and Loki for 2012 .
  • Hereditary Curse: Averted. despite being the 3rd cousin-once-removed of Don Kuro and a member of the Kuro Clan, his distance from them and half-human lineage means the curse has no effect on him.
  • Jerkass: He's got an ego the size of Manhattan Island, easily. When he crashed his airship into the Overseer's makeshift airtubship, one of his remarks was, "I hope you have insurance, Overseer. I think your garbage pile scratched my airship."
  • Nice Hat
  • Our Elves Are Different: Blink and you miss it: when informed that Cresento and Nicolae have been assigned to the same task as he, Zhivago refers to them as a human and an elf. Nicolae's pretty clearly human, so that makes Cresento the elf.
    • Specifically, he's half-elf, half-human
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Smug Snake
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The page says 'Crescento', but the doll says 'Cresento'. Which is it?
    • According to Lanzer, "Cresento". Not that people will ever stop being confused.
  • Spock Speak: Cresento speaks this way...well, according to his forum posts in the zOMG! forum.
  • White Hair, Black Heart

A mysterious yet friendly nerd who initially provided your first rings.

Associated Tropes:


A lumberjack you meet in Bass'Ken

Associated Tropes


The lighthousekeeper at Gold Beach

Associated Tropes:

  • Canine Companion: Is seen alongside his dog.
  • Noodle People: So far, he looks like he's the tallest and skinniest NPC as far as avatars go
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: Though, in his case, they're implied to be goggles, however, it doesn't stop him looking weird in them.


A Miko that resides in the Zen Gardens

Associated Tropes:

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Kats"
  • Hime Cut: What her hair is styled as
  • Miko: What she is. She manages the shrine that the Zen Gardens Null crystal is in.
  • Parental Abandonment: According to her dialogue for a quest, her parents have died and she was raised by her uncle, Kin.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Before her parents died and before it became "animated", she was given a kokeshi doll.

The Maestro

Owner of the ingame Music Box

Associated tropes:


A barefoot NPC that you meet in Barton Town

Associated Tropes:

In z OMG! 
Former owner of Back Alley Bargains. He lost his shop sometime before around 2017 because he couldn't make payments on it.

Associated Tropes:


Leon's mother.

Associated Tropes:

  • The Dreaded: Her cooking.
  • Granny Classic: Acts and looks this trope
  • Lethal Chef: Let's just say "don't eat the cookies" and leave it at that. The fact that Leon eats her cooking is a testament to his invulnerability.
  • Nice Girl: She has a very sweet disposition, which can be seen when you interact with her, however, don't eat the cookies.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She eats and enjoys her own cooking.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her entire outfit is pink.


A chubby boy with a crush on farmhand Rubella

Associated Tropes:

  • Fat Idiot: He's not too bright if his example of poetry is a clue.
  • Fish Eyes: According to his sprite, he has these, giving him somewhat of a spaced out look.

Rancher Bill

A farm who grows garlic on the side to keep away vampires and Purvis' father.


A friend of Katsumi's and an farmhand that Purvis has a crush on

Associated Tropes:

Rin and Lin
Their zOMG! wallpaper
A pair of fraternal twins found in Otami

Associated Tropes:

  • Ambiguously Human: They appear to fully human, however, they have bird feet (and, from what their avatars imply, torsos, too)
  • Double Speak: What they speak in, though it's mostly Rin that does this
  • The Empath: Lin, according to Rin.
  • Seers: Both of them but this mostly falls on Lin, however, her foresight is mostly limited to may happen, not what will happen.
  • Mayincatec: What their design draws from.
  • The Quiet One: According to Blaze, they reveal themselves more so than when they speak.

Other NPCs


An odd girl with pigtails who thinks she's a robot

Aqautic Pete

An NPC that doesn't exist anymore but used to be found in Barton

Beat Box

An NPC found near the Music Box in Barton

The Animated

A class of beings that came to life after being infused with G'hi energy

Associated Tropes

  • Action Bomb: The Cherry Fluffs, as, if you attack them, they blow up. They're a lot more trouble if you attack a group of them.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: What they are. Some sort of event with G'hi energy brought them to life.
  • American Accents: The Papa, Mama, and Sister saws speak with something of a Southern inflection.
  • Creepy Doll: Katsumi's kokeshi doll, though, this is downplayed but her pale, almost ghostly appearance really stands out among the red and golden ones.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • The Kokeshi dolls. Kat's Kokeshi Doll is colored black and white, regular Kokeshi dolls are red, and Collectible/Nexus dolls are gold
    • Ghost Lantern Nexuses are red, unlike the usual blue.
    • Water spouts are more a downplayed example, as the Sea Witch Protector looks like a normal water spout but she's lighter in color. Queen Lorelei would a straighter example as her face and upper bust are purple.
  • Combat Hand Fan: What the Kokeshi dolls use. See, "Paper Fan of Doom" below.
  • Family Theme Naming: Three sea spouts (Thelchtereia, Raidne, and Aglaope) are named after the sirens in Greek Mythology, while Lorelei is named after a nixe.
  • Hitodama Light: What the ghost lanterns appear as before attacking [1]
  • The High Queen: Queen Lorelei
  • Kill All Humans: Well, it's actually "Kill All Naturals" but the point still stands.
  • Killer Rabbit: Many of the Animated don't look threatening
  • Mama Bear: The Mama Saw
    Dialogue (when she spawns): "My babies! I'm coming, little cutters!"
  • Mayincatec: Some of the monsters encountered in the Otami Ruins/Cliffs invokes this, ie. the Mask of Death and Rebirth and the Feathered Coatl (which is more overt)
  • Noodle Incident: Exactly what lead to them being infused with G'hi energy isn't known but the intro/trailer for the game seems to imply it was meteor strike or something like a sudden burst of energy.
  • Off with His Head!: When the kokeshi dolls are defeated, their heads fall off.
  • One-Gender Race: The kokeshi dolls, lawn gnomes, and the water spouts are two of the more obvious examples. It's unclear if the Outlaw Wolf is an example, however.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: The water spouts are Animated made of water. However, while, they don't look like the usual portrayals of mermaids, they are weak without water and can't be fought too far away from water, either (though, getting them far enough away does help your chances in defeating them).
  • Paper Fan of Doom: The kokeshi dolls wield these that about twice their size. However, in their case, this is more literal, as the item description implies that there's a blade on those fans
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The Mama (and Sister) saws wear bows, are pale colored, and have their rotating parts of their saws decorated to look like petals (see here)
  • Tragic Keepsake: According to Katsumi's dialogue for a quest, the kokeshi doll was given to her by her passed-on parents
  • Tuckerization:Doubling as Meaningful Name, Gilroy is named after a town in California, which is known for most of everything garlic.
  • Yōkai: Apparently, they're based off of the Tsukumogami yokai, however, this is more obvious with the ghost lanterns


Other enemies you can fight in zOMG! that aren't the Animated

Predator Prairie Pups

Confused aliens that have landed on Earth to escape the Hive Aliens. Also known as "P3s"

Associated Tropes

Hive Aliens

Aliens that invaded the P3's planet

Associated tropes:

  • Action Bomb: Like the Cherry fluffs from the Zen Gardens, the deathroaches will explode. Like those fluffs, they tend to crowd in numbers if there are more them.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The shockroaches are pinkish peach, the landstriders are neon green and black, the walker is tan, lightning bug is red and pink, and the deathroaches are a yellow and burnt red.
  • Face Hugger: The shockroaches, though, this isn't seen in-game but it's there as an item for your avatar.
  • Hive Mind: Implied, if their attacks are indication
  • The Medic: The Lightning bug is this the aliens
  • Noodle Incident: It's not known why (or how) they took over the P3's planet.
  • Punny Name: The shockroaches
  • Shout-Out: To the Aliens
  • Sickly Green Glow: The Landstrider


A shark-type creature that spawns during random events

Associated Tropes:

  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Even though there aren't any quests related to this monster, it has a boss level and, to add insult to injury, unless you have the enemy filter turned on, you can't tell when and where it will attack.


Animals (besides grunnies) that were infected with the G-Virus

Associated Tropes

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Grunny Commander Subs are tinted blue instead of green and the "Alpha Grams" (or "The Mumbler")have grayish fur
  • Dummied Out: Later versions of the zOMG! no longer include the Mumbler or the Gooey Gramster, however, their designs were later reused for the (regular) Gramsters and the Alpha Grams. They still drop gramster goo if you kill enough of them.
  • Killer Rabbit: The gramsters are a rather subverted example, as they aren't really dangerous and can be beat pretty quickly. However, this would be played straight with the Grunny Subs
  • Noodle Incident: It's not said how the Gruckens and the Gramsters became infected with the G-Virus. Similarly, its not said how the Gramsters got to live in the sewers, however, we can assume they got flushed down there (like the Animated, Prelungers).
  • One-Gender Race: The gruckens tend to spawn as hens, with one rare event including roosters
  • Portmanteau: Their name is a combo of "G-Virus" and whatever animal they so happen to be.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They have red eyes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They have green fur/feathers, though an exception of this would be the "Alpha Grams" (or "The Mumbler", in older versions of the game) whose fur is more grayish.

    Miscellaneous Characters 

Cindy Donovinh

Anchorwoman for Action 9 News.

Associated Tropes:


Runs the bait shop by Bass'ken Lake. Was involved with Agatha at some point.

Associated Tropes:

Ron Bruise

Associated Tropes:


Represents the Gaian Revenue Service and collects taxes.

Associated Tropes:

Dernier*Cri Shop


Owner of Dernier*Cri, who gave up being a wizard for fashion. Is also the presumed owner of the Dark Reflection, as he appeared as the "Mysterious Man" in the RIG's Game Over scenario.

Associated Tropes:


First introduced in the Midsummer Swirl RIG, Kanoko is an exchange student who just has no luck with keeping a job. Is currently employed as the shopkeeper of Rococo, but we'll see how long that lasts.

Associated Tropes:

  • Cute Clumsy Girl: The plot of the Dark Reflection kickstarts with her tripping into it, after all.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Like Brennivin, she and Radio Jack were designed for the luxury item shop, but introduced through RIGs. Not a lot of people realize this because of how much earlier Kanoko and Jack were introduced.
  • Halloween Cosplay: For H2K9, she was all dolled up as fellow NPC Hatsya. Something of a Mythology Gag, considering the two characters were both created by the same artist (Ethe). In 2010, she dressed up as Hermione Granger. In 2012, she's dressed as Homura.
  • Lethal Chef: Possibly, but since it's only Rina's cooking that gets tasted out of both their efforts, we can't say for sure.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Something of a Running Gag with her — so far, she's been an ice cream vendor (fired by Ivan for forgetting to charge tax on her sales,) a star Mascot for a planetarium, and, as mentioned, Brennivin's assistant. It got so bad that she even tried to apply for a place in the Halloween event while she was still employed.

Radio Jack

Also introduced in the Midsummer Swirl, as an "avid proponent of summertime evil". However, that "evil" really only extends to being a snarky little critter. Is speculated to either be owned by (or even created by) Brennivin.

Associated Tropes:

  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Like Brennivin, he and Kanoko were designed for the luxury item shop but introduced through RIGs. Not a lot of people realize this because of how much earlier they were introduced.
  • Halloween Cosplay: Radio Jack Sparrow, anyone? He also did Easter cosplay as a Grunny in 2010. And when Halloween came around that year, he went as Pikachu.
    • In 2011 he was QB and even said "Contract?" as a quote!
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Some sort of rabbity-bat-thing. Some have speculated that he may or may not be a cabbit, just more demonic-ish.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Brennivin and Kanako
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: To some. His nephew Waidio, from the Luna's Incense RIG, is even cuter.
  • Shout-Out: Probably subtle but his name is a reference to the chain of stores "Radio Shack"
  • Tuckerization: Named after one of the developer's guinea pigs.


A talkative little grunny who spoke with Radio Jack. He also owns a sextent and can guide an airship.

Associated Tropes:

  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Even by grunny standards, as, apparently, from what can be inferred, grunnies don't really reproduce asexually but he does, after he gets fat. And he makes a lot of them.
  • Born Lucky: Or at least, he's extremely lucky in the '10 Summer Event, having the highest starting loot and Luck Stat.
    • Though one of his events reveals that grunny's feet are actually unlucky...
  • Covert Pervert: This has to be the reason why he's the one giving out items related to Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
    "Did you know only 1 in 1200 Gaians wears underwear? I'm the expert. Since I'm short."
  • Cute Little Fangs: These are more clear when he opens his mouth.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Lanzer's cat eventually ate him.
  • Explosive Breeder / Truly Single Parent: Began asexually reproducing for the Easter 2012 event.
  • Little Known Facts: This is his entire shtick. He repeats "Did you know" trivia to anyone within earshot, followed by "It's true!"
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly inverted. The timing of his appearance and the fact that his name can be separated into "died rich" led to many theories regarding some connection with Gambino. There's no other evidence for any of it.
    • The epilogue of the Airship Saga revealed he was a failed prototype Grunny that ingested the cremated ashes of Gambino, transforming him into the fact spouting Diedrich. Edmund suspects he might be the reincarnation of Gambino, but couldn't get any confirmation out of Diedrich himself.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He's got no problems with talking about horrible accidents, in a cheerful disposition no less
  • Talking Animal: Like Rufus and Radio Jack.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: During the Easter 2011 update, he gets bombed by the Easter Bunny, only to reveal that "Grunnies are very hardy!" Then, he tearfully adds, "Maybe it is impossible to die..."

Bruce Hardcastle

A sports announcer introduced during the Rejected Olympics of '09. Choked on a potato and died before Halloween; brought back to life during Halloween by Jack, and re-killed afterward when Jack crammed a potato down his throat. Currently roaming around as an angry ghost.

Associated Tropes:

  • Back from the Dead: Twice; The Sentinel brought him back to life after he choked on a potato then Jack re-killed him after the 2k9 Halloween event; now he's come back as a ghost for the 2k10 event.
  • Death as Comedy: His death from choking on the potato.
  • Ghostly Goals: Type B.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: He's wearing the same thing he wore when he choked on a potato.


Green rabbits that used to be regular lab rabbits until they were infected with the G-Virus.

Associated Tropes

  • Back from the Dead: The first grunny died during Lab Tech 247's experiment and, instead of being incinerated, it was given to Labtech 062, who gave it injection that revived it. It turns out that bunny was not quite dead.
  • Furry Reminder: Virus-infected rabbits they may be, they're still rabbits and, according to a pose for their item, they pee on people when mad (something that pet rabbits sometimes do).
  • Head Pet: In item form, the Kindred grunnies can be equipped to your avatar's head.
  • Killer Rabbit: Rather literally. The trailer/intro for zOMG! has them going right for the throat of some of their victims. Despite this, according to what happened after the 2004 Halloween event, some Gaians decided to keep them as pets.
  • Portmanteau: Their name is a combo of "G-Virus" and "bunny", also "green" and "bunny"
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They have red eyes and, if trailer for zOMG! and the 2004 Halloween event are something to go by, are very aggressive.
  • Shout-Out: One of the grunny items is essentially Pikachu.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They have green fur. One variant is the "prunny" which has purple fur.
  • Zombie Infectee: They spread the G-Virus, which turns people into zombies (as displayed in the 2k4 Halloween Event). How they do this isn't really nice to look at nor think about.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: