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The main cast of the Animated Web Series Hollow Earth and some key supporting characters; beware spoilers.

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    Aristaeus 
Voiced by Julie Bodin, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

The heroine and focus character of the series, Aristaeus—known by most as Arista—is the bastard child of Emperor Lachlan. Arista was raised in the Greenup Forest by the Avaquiks until she is forced out for her safety. Her primary goal is to get M'Jaal while evading Subine and interpreting strange dreams and visions she receives from the Deities.

Tropes that apply to Arista

  • Action Survivor: Given that she's lasted twenty years in a forest and growing up to be a skilled huntress, this is pretty much a guarantee.
  • Adorkable: A distinguished survivor capable of dominating the wilds of Greenup, but Arista's boundlessly sweet and curious about everything.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten her family and / or friends. Trust us, it's won't be a pretty outcome. Don't refer to her as a "halfbreed", either.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She'll be your pal and will be at your side the instant you need her, but getting on her bad side isn't a very good idea. Considering that she can control the earth around her, you might want to consider playing nice.
  • Big Eater: Her terrakinesis takes up a lot of energy, so her ever-energized body requires a lot of food.
  • Chocolate Baby: Arista's certainly Lachlan's daughter, but being born out of an affair with Indigo, rather than out of relations with his actual wife, Empress Ute, Arista taking after her mother is sure to raise some questions if the public were to find out who her father truly is.
  • Curious as a Monkey: And how! Given that she's new to the whole aspect of human society, we can cut the girl some slack.
  • Disappeared Dad: Lachlan wasn't present when she was born nor as she grew up, but Arista seeks him out eventually.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Being half-Lamia, Arista has this ability herself thanks to inherited terrakinesis.
  • Expy: Word of God says that Arista is an Expy of Ayla from the Earth's Children series by Jean M. Auel.
  • Dreamingof Things To Come: Her dreams and visions of the Deities.
  • Gender-Blender Name: She shares the name of a minor Greek god, a name that is traditionally masculine.
  • Gene Hunting: Arista doesn't know she needs to do this until later on, but she does eventually get answers.
  • Happily Adopted: By the Avaquiks.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: Technically. While her deceased mother wasn't of royal heritage, her living father is Mirus's emperor. However, despite being Lachlan's official firstborn, her status as being born out of wedlock to a declared enemy of the state gives her zero right to the throne.
  • Magic Misfire: Given that she isn't a pure-blooded Lamia, her terrakinesis isn't very stable.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name - Aristaeus - means a wide array of things. In Greek, it means "noble" or "best", while in Latin it means "harvest" - she was harvested from Greenup to reach M'Jaal.
  • Missing Mom: Her biological mother is dead.
  • Nice Girl: Spontaneous, very friendly, and eager to help.
  • Raised by Wolves: The Avaquik congregation took her in after her human mother passed away and giving her to her father wasn't an option.
  • Tom Boy: With her personality and upbringing, it isn't surprising.

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    Bijou 
Voiced by Melody, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

The child of Keshet and a member of the Akonga. They become fast friends with Arista and Ephraim upon their discovery of the lamasery.

Tropes that apply to Bijou

  • Preacher's Kid: The child of Keshet, the matakite of Mirus and leader of the Akonga Lamasery. Not necessarily a troublemaker, but they can be rather cheeky at times and cause mischief.
  • Secret Keeper

    Ephraim 
Voiced by Raul Moreno, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

A musically gifted young man who was abused by his father for seeming effeminate. He tends to travel around, and befriends Arista during her journey to M'Jaal and decides to go with her. He's the first mortal to be aware of Arista's heritage and terrakinesis, but promises to keep her secret and teach her how to blend in with mortals.

Tropes that apply to Ephraim

  • Abusive Parents: His home life wasn't the best thanks to his father.
  • Action Survivor: A nomad who's been all over Mirus.
  • Adorkable: Not as energetic as Arista, but he's quite bashful around new people and can get pretty passionate about subjects related to the performing arts.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: According to Wordof God, Ephraim suffers from Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
  • Badass Baritone: For such a meek fellow, he's got a lot of strength in his voice.
  • Badass Bookworm: He makes up for what he lacks in physical strength with his quick wit. Seriously, try to get something past this dude.
  • The Bard: Has a love for literature, music, and the performing arts. Becoming a composer and stage director are his primary goals, as he loves to make up and tell stories.
  • Black Sheep: Considered to be one by his father for not meeting his expectations, hence why he left home.
  • The Drifter: Ephraim travels from place to place working odd jobs for money to get food and minor comforts, but he has no exact location he knows as home. However, he takes it on the chin and seems to enjoy traveling.
  • Nice Guy: Profoundly sweet and encouraging, it's clear Ephraim has a very big and very soft heart.
  • Shrinking Violet: He's a pretty reserved guy, not really one to act out.
  • The Smart Guy: Spends a lot of his time reading and writing, and is vastly intelligent.

    Indigo 
Voiced by Dearbhla Klue, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

A Lamia, capable of terrakinesis, and the late mother of Arista, the series protagonist.

Tropes that apply to Indigo

  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Indigo left Arista in Greenup during her final moments so her then-infant daughter wouldn't be killed with her.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Being a Lamia—a people known for their terrakinesis—Indigo has this ability.
  • Second Love: To Lachlan. Indigo was the woman he was actually in love with, while he always considered his relationship with Ute merely platonic.
  • Slut-Shaming: Though members of the public flipflop as to whether or not Lachlan and Indigo's affair was simply an urban legend or an actual political scandal, many folk regard Indigo as a desperately horny mistress that was eager for Lachlan in order to cause trouble within the palace.

    Keshet 
Voiced by BLANK, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

The matakite - or high priestess - of Mirus, the top-ranked religious figure in the nation. She is the leader of the Akonga Lamasery in M'Jaal, the mother of Bijou, and eventually the mentor of Arista, who she takes on as her own acolyte.

'Tropes that apply to Keshet

  • The Beautiful Elite: She widely regarded the most beautiful woman in Mirus, and is also one of the most powerful and influential people in the nation.
  • Erudite Stoner: That's right, the highest standing religious leader of Mirus as a fondness for the pipe.
  • High Priestess: Of Mirus.
  • Parental Substitute: To Arista after she becomes an acolyte under the Akonga.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She stands at 6'4, and is widely considered to be the most beautiful woman in all of Mirus.

    Emperor Lachlan 
Voiced by lolman123, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

The emperor of Mirus, husband of Ute, and father to illegitimate child / series protagonist Arista, as well as Qi and Raziel.

Tropes that apply to Lachlan

  • A Man Is Always Eager: As mentioned above, some people aren't sure whether or not Lachlan's affair with Indigo actually happened, but many blame Lachlan as well for not being able to keep it in his pants and for being disloyal to Ute.
  • Arranged Marriage: He and Ute were betrothed as children.
  • The Casanova: Was apparently this in his younger years.
  • The Emperor: Naturally.
  • Good Parents: Despite his constant troubles and imperiled relationship with Ute, he seems to love Qi and Raziel very much.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Seems to rule Mirus fairly and accordingly.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Didn't agree with the Bounty that his father placed on the Lamias, subsequently why he and Ute sheltered Indigo. However, he didn't expect to fall in love with her.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Lachlan in his affair with Indigo.

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    Nashoba 
Voiced by Mike Vajd, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

Nashoba is an Avaquik, a drifter who left the Greenup Forest after societal disagreements. Nashoba is also Ephraim's best friend and traveling partner.

Tropes that apply to Nashoba

    Qi 
Voiced by, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

Daughter of Empress Ute and Emperor Lachlan, a young woman who is being groomed for the throne and struggles with the matters of duty to the public, disagreements with her mother's morals, and her own sexuality.

Tropes that apply to Qi

  • The Chains of Commanding: Poor Qi, so repressed.
  • The Cutie: Qi is a sweet, compassionate person who readily welcomes Arista as her sister in spite of her origins.
  • Ill Girl: Qi suffers from allergies and severe asthma. Given her asthma attacks that, in a feudal era earth, could potentially prove fatal...
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's considerably smaller than Raziel, her younger sister by two years, but she's full of spirit and energy she's willing to channel into ruling.
  • Rebellious Princess: Something her mother greatly dislikes.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Mainly due to her poor health, though she does get out from time to time.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Yes, she's sweet and regal, but don't piss Qi off. She's still the heir to an empire and she knows it.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Ute wanted a daughter who would follow in her footsteps as instructed, but Qi just doesn't conform to her mother's narrow ideas for a future leader—including her sexuality.

    Raziel 
Voiced by Smoothmilk Malioshake, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

Daughter of Empress Ute and Emperor Lachlan, she is Qi's younger sister, having a lot more freedom in life because she's not being groomed to take over the empire, subsequently making her more bubbly.

Tropes that apply to Raziel

  • Ambigious Disorder: Raziel has trouble paying attention and can't seem to sit still.
  • Big Little Sister: At sixteen, she's noticeably taller than Qi, who is eighteen.
  • The Cutie: Sweet, hyperactive, and seemingly always smiling.
  • Genki Girl: Bubbly and full of boundless energy.
  • Rebellious Princess: Much like her older sister, Raziel would rather forego following tradition to live life her own way and cover the public as she sees fit.

    Subine 
Voiced by Taylor Bishop, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

A monstrous and bloodthirsty shapeshifter who works as a hitman. His primary goal is pursue and capture Arista.

Tropes that apply to Subine

  • Animal Nemesis: ...Sorta.
  • Attackof The Killer Whatever
  • Ax-Crazy: He loves a good challenging brawl, the mere mention of a fight seems to tickle his fancy.
  • The Berserker: His attacks are relentless, as he tries to do as much damage as possible to his appointments.
  • The Dragon: To Tasavvur.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A horrifically-built shapeshifter. He isn't just one thing, as he has the ability to shift into any living creature he wants.
  • Handicapped Badass: Blinded in his left eye after fighting Arista in the pilot.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He has apparently been around for centuries and is doomed to walk the earth forever.
  • Scars Are Forever: A long gash that stretches from his left eye down to his chest that was earned during his first battle with Arista, and it remains there for the rest of the series.
  • Smug Snake: His high success rate has certainly given him quite the ego.
  • Shapeshifter: And terrifyingly good at it.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Not very many believe he exists at all due to his outlandish abilities.
  • You Can't Make an Omelette...: He isn't above targeting innocents while in pursuit of a mark.

    Tasavvur 
Voiced by BLANKUNTILFILLED, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

Tropes that apply to Tasavvur

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    Empress Ute 
Voiced by BLANKUNTILFILLED, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

Empress Ute is the wife of Lachlan, mother of Qi and Raziel.

Tropes that apply to Ute

    Wren 
Voiced by BLANKUNTILFILLED, Created by Dawn Frizerland.

Wren is the heiress to the role of Avaquik Matriarch, though her ability to take over is in question due to her being blind.

Tropes that apply to Wren

  • Big Sister Instinct: Accompanies her adopted human sister in order to protect her.
  • Disabled Snarker: Blind, but sarcastic to a fault.
  • Don't Split Us Up: Her mentality when Arista is forced out of Greenup.
  • Handicapped Badass: Wren was born blind, but is the heiress to the role of Avaquik Matriarch and accompanies Arista on a cross-country journey without hesitation.

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