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Characters that appear in How to Avoid Death on a Daily Basis by Mooderino. Currently under heavy construction


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Colin

The viewpoint protagonist of How to Avoid Death on a Daily Basis. Your average super pessimistic Brit that leads his group of misfits.


  • Cowardly Lion: He prefers to avoid trouble and danger in all its form. That said he has a knack for resolving dangerous situations.
  • First-Person Smartass: He has plenty of great lines of dialogue but a lot of his funnier comments are left unsaid.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Good Lord he has this in spade. His group has pretty much all agreed that nobody likes him, including them. The main reason he is even in a group is that they refuse to leave him because he's that good.
  • Guile Hero: He actively avoids anything he thinks he can't win and is able to come up with working solutions that nobody else in the story would've thought of in a million years.
  • Heroic Blue Screen of Death: Enters into one When he finds out he is responsible for the death of an Innocent kid because he taught him magic
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Says multiple times that everyone in his group is terrible, not worth it, dumb, etc. He includes himself in these evaluations. His comments about himself being all those things and still being the best in the group? That "it is rather depressing"
  • Insane Troll Logic: How others see his decision making process and choices. He's right far more than he's wrong.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Subverted when Colin is talking to Laney's guard. He talks about surviving Monster land, Necromel, and Dragon. While these things were dangerous Monsters are nowhere near as hostile as humans think. Then when he tries to escape the guard by riding a dragon they believe he fought it bare-handed instead.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The unwilling leader of one of these
  • Reluctant Ruler: He leads his group of incompetents fairly well despite their long odds for survival and his wish to go off alone. He tries to groom two members of his party to replace him as a leader with poor results.
  • The Scapegoat: He's made into one of these far more than average. It got to the point where other characters are blaming the consequences of their own actions and decisions on spending too much time around him.
  • Sociopathic Hero: With the way he manipulates people and how he views most of them as tools it's hard to argue with this trait.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: Surprisingly Colin, despite the multiple seduction attempts by others he only is really attracted by a girl's personality verified when his girlfriend loses half her face, the thought of leaving her doesn't cross his mind


Claire


Maurice

  • Fanboy: The dude was wearing a batman onesie when they found him and had Batman styled armor made
  • Black and Nerdy: He's black, makes just as many pop culture references as Colin, and had [[Batman]] styled armor made.
  • Reality Warper: His power is revealed to be making whatever he convinces people to be real, to actually be real. Which he abuses the living hell out of. Just ask Colin

Flossie aka Victoria

  • All Take and No Give: Inverted How Flossie describes her life before coming to the fantasy world
  • Dragon Rider: Her power revealed during the monster land arc, that awakens after Dudley gets kidnapped by wasp-riding lizard men. Which may have more extensions...
  • Nice Girl: Maybe the genuinely nicest person in the group, and the only one who actually seems to care about Colin aside from Jenny. In fact may now be the only one who ever really cared about him in the first place in the group and not just there for his leadership, as she was the only one who waited to see if he was alive at the end of books seven, and was even crying for him. As the rest of the group hadn't cared to even wait.
  • Super Strength: During book seven she trains, unknowingly, under Josuha to find the full extent of her powers. Which also allows her to also create strong gusts of wind.

Dudley Fenderson III

  • All Take and No Give: Inverted How Dudley actually lives his life
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten his girlfriend or he will destroy you
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: You wouldn't think he'd have the highest human kill count
  • Seer: At first thought, his ability was thought to be good eyesight, but is revealed to be in fact seeing things through his mind's eye.
  • Extreme Doormat: Just listen to him

Jenny

  • The Empath: She is one of the two best characters at reading people and probably the only one capable of reading Colin consistently
  • Facial Horror: How half her face looks after she got hit in the face by acid
  • Two Face: Jenny is acid burned on half of her face saving Colin from a dragon.
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