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    Patricia "Peridot" Paula Diamond 
A fake psychic (that apparently makes things also related with technology) and the star of the Tent of Technomagic. She obessively clinges to Frisk's friendship and when Chara tries to break it up, she reveals her true colors as a crackling, devilish child willing to use anything to dominate the town.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Non-romantic variation; her obsession with being Frisk's friend makes Frisk umcomfortable, but she doesn't hate her...until she tries to murder her big sister Chara.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Justified, sort of. Since she is in Gideon's place, she debuts pretty near the beginning.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Peridot, originally just a funny heavy villain, becomes a immediate antagonist hellbent on domination. Subverted during "The Woman-Pearlian Candidate", after we learn spending time in adult jail did a number on her villainess.
  • Age Lift: Inverted. She is changed from a thousand-years old rock alien, but still a child/toddler in comparision to other members of her race, to a more genuine child.
  • Alliterative Name: Her first and middle names are Patricia Paula.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Her attempts to get closer to Frisk can make her dwell a bit into the Les Yay territory.
  • Artifact of Doom: It's shown in her debut chapter ("A Great and Lovable Gem for Frisk") that it's her forest green colored glasses that holds her psychic abilities, since she adjusts them while pleading for another hangout from Frisk and burns the Chara half of a photo while furiously clenching on them. Also, in the fight between her and Chara, her firstest move is hold on her glasses and toss Chara aside with telekinesis, showing that the glasses work just like Canon!Gideon's amulet (but it's never used for this function again in the following chapters).
  • Berserk Button: Poking her.
  • Big Bad: Of the first arc; she wants to steal the Crystal Shack because she knows about their secrets and, most importantly, wants to know the book's locations. However, a little after "Nightbandits", this role of hers seems to mellow out, being transported to the Zodiac Demons.
  • Blush Stickers
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the first part of Terrorcalypse, Chara's speech helps Peridot break free of a mind control inplanted by the Zodiac Demons, and actually fulfill a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Break Them by Talking: She uses alot this trope agains't Chara in "Peridot's Ascension", but while it initially seems to ultimately fails, as Chara comes back to fight Peridot anyway, once she threatens to make Frisk a queen.
  • Broken Pedestal: The town is not pleased about finding out her true nature.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Played with. When Frisk destroys her plasma pistol, she stops resorting to psychic forces agains't the Dreemurr's. She still has her glasses, which may have some psychic functions, but she doesn't use them anymore for those.
  • Catchphrase Insult: Like her canon self, she tends to call people she hates "clods".
    Chara Dreemurr...your CLOD! You have no idea of what you did!!
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She feels only her deserves Frisk's friendship.
  • Deal with the Devil: Accepts to deal with the Zodiac Demons in order to get the Crystal Shack's deed, just for they to lose the safe's code and she break her ties with them, deciding to use a dynamite instead.
  • Deliberately Cute Child
  • Dirty Coward: She giggles and laughs off the Dreemurr's faces while the situation is favored toward her. She chickens out and beg for mercy when Pearl finally reveals the truth for the town and they start destroying her pins.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Her hair is described as light blonde and she is a cunning, smart Manipulative Bastard.
  • Enfant Terrible: Only 9-10 years old and a pretty competent villain on the first arc.
  • Entitled to Have You: Non-romantic variation (or maybe not?). She thinks she is the only one who deserve's Frisk friendship even when Frisk herself verbally breaks her ties with her forever.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She is horrified over the Zodiac Demons offering items covered in blood as gifts.
  • Evil Counterpart: She shares some similarities and oppositions to all the three core characters.
    • With Chara: Both are children who are more smart and mature than they look like, own one of the book's editions (until Peridot loses hers), have green as a trademark color (the symbolism for Chara is growth and rebirth while Peridot's is ambition and jealously), put girls three years older than them on a very high pedestal (Peridot puts Frisk while Chara puts Lapis), sometimes enlist paranormal help without thinking of the consequences, and want to find answers for the mysteries in Inside Falls, albeit for opposite reasons.
    • With Pearl: Both are intelligent con-woman that fake out the supernatural while having connections to the REAL supernatural and seem alot more aware of their surroundings than they look like to be. Their "show" personalities and genuine personalities also invert each other: Pearl puts on a facade of a melodramatic woman while Peridot puts a facade of a cute and kind psychic star. Pearl is actually a lovable and rarely angry mother figure while Peridot is a big, devilish brat. This is boosted even further when it's revealed they both have one of the gemstones books, and later, that both of them wanted to unite the three for a greater objective: Peridot, to rule the whole town, and Pearl, to save her older adoptive sister.
    • With Frisk: Both are creative girls, pretty short considering their ages (but Frisk certainly beats up Peridot in height), social butterflies (Frisk, however, tends to Zig-Zag a little bit around the archetype), lovable personalities and a problem of selfishness. However, while Frisk's lovable personality is genuine, and her selfishness is just something deeply unconscious that she feels very bad and regretful learning about, Peridot's lovable personality is a facade and her selfishness is something very conscious she doesn't have regrets about.
  • Evil Genius
  • Evil Is Hammy: She loves to take control of any scene she is in.
  • Evil Is Petty
  • The Fake Cutie: Oh yes.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: In fact, the glasses made her have a zero soul.
  • Green and Mean: Her color motif is green, and she is pretty evil for a 9-10 years old child.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted. Her public image is of a lovable and cute child, but when in private...
  • Heel Realization: The stinger of "The Woman-Pearlian Candidate" shows her asking to herself without the glasses if it all that she did was worth it.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Invoked and Downplayed. Chara lies to the Slendytubbies that Peridot is a boy with triangle hair and, while it's not said in-dialogue, it's possible that in the spur of the moment, it was quickly cleaned up Peridot was actually a girl.
  • Little Miss Con Artist
  • Mind over Matter: A plasma-charged pistol she created and used on her debut chapter had this function, but Frisk briefly got a hold of it to save Peridot and Chara and then destroyed it by tossing it at a tree.
  • Psycho Lesbian: If you are willing to interpret Peridot's feelings for Frisk as some form of emotionally repressed lesbianism hiding behind a explanation of mere intense admiration, she can become this.
  • Stage Names: Peridot (aka her canon self's name) is her stage name, and the one the narration and the protagonists use to refer to her the most. Her actual name is Patricia Diamond.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: It's very minor and still not enough to pardon her, but she at least began to recognize what she did in the past was wrong.
  • Villain Decay: In "The Woman-Pearlian Candidate", Peridot becomes scared of the prison she's caged in, mainly because everyone is scary and she only got five genuine friends there, and is just a sidekick on the plan of her mother, Yasmin Diamond, to set her free. In fact, all this time, she somehow began to grow guilty of her past actions, as shown in two of her lines.
  • Villainous BSoD: Developed one between the time of "Peridot's Ascension" and "The Woman-Pearlian Candidate", as the latter chapter shows.
  • Youthful Freckles

    The Zodiac Demons 
A group of ten demons that wander inside the dreams. Their first meeting with the Crystal Shack gang involved them being tasked by Peridot to steal a memory involving the deed of the Crystal Shack, but a cryptic message left behind by one of them makes it suspectful if it really would be the last time they would see them all.
Beware the Ten Demons of the Zodiac, mainly when they are together, and avoid at any cost the possibility of them entering in your mind.
Slenderman: ...Was that supposed to be a insult?
  • Ironic Echo: In "Friendship Ever After: A Doll Musical", Zalgo twists up "Ip dip", a cute nursery rhyme that Pearl sings in the first chapter (Trapped Under Crystals), into something that, in-context, disturbing.
  • Jerkass: They can be heavily unpleasant in some situations. One example: Zalgo (while possessing Chara's body) calls Amethyst a "little beast" even though she didn't do nothing unpleasant to him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Their debut brings along the story's slow start of a Cerebus Syndrome.
  • The Nicknamer: Zalgo refers to Asriel, Frisk and Chara respectively as "Rainbow Star", "Red Heart" and "[his] sweet Buttercup Flower".
  • No Biochemical Barriers: Played with. Kagekao is, like his buddies, a bad signal to the town of Inside Falls, but him offering to Peridot a bloody fancy glass suggest enjoying wine, like his original self.
  • The Psycho Rangers: To the fic's Zodiac Ten, if the fact that they hold up their symbols on the Wheel's drawing and have said symbols in different forms on their design can be a hint.
  • Shadow Archetype: Although it's not directly shown, it's heavily hinted each of the Zodiac Demons contain the worst (and exaggerated) aspects of the Zodiac Ten.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Sally is the only woman among the group.
  • The Sociopath: The entire group (maybe even Sally, the softest of them all as suggested in "Nightbandits") fits this trope. A example connected to them is a mural hidden in the Rosenqueen Palace, about them looking down at three people being killed in different ways, while sadistically grinning.
  • Standard Evil Organization Squad: A variation. Ten dream demons that are working together on their omnious objectives.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Zalgo does abuse of Chara's body while possesing it, but while it's damaging enough for a deconstruction to be invoked in the showdown agains't Frisk, it's apparently less worse than the abuse Bill inflicted on Dipper, since Chara stated that she had to lay in bed and sleep a whole weekend, instead of stating she had to go to a hospital.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Their ultimate goal, as revealed by Garnet in "Frisk and The Secret World", is merge their realm with Earth, starting a apocalypse.
  • Vagueness Is Coming:
    • Before the group goes away in "Nightbandits", Ben Drowned warns to Chara and friends about a incoming day in the future.
    • In "Friendship Ever After: A Doll Musical", Zalgo also invokes this trope, albeit it's something more akin to It Has Only Just Begun.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • After Peridot cuts her deal ties with them, they downright decide to murder Frisk and Asriel's dream bodies as retaliation, and would probably be successful if it wasn't for Chara pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment. Subverted when in the end, they choose to accept defeat.
    • In "Frisk and The Secret World", it's shown they didn't take well at all Garnet betraying them. They began to threaten her, claiming they were aware that Garnet would call her sister, eventually bringing her own downfall, and before Garnet could actually wake up, with death.
    • They go NUTS in the second arc's four-parter Grand Finale, unable to accept they'll die until Pearl verbally shuts them off. They humble enough in time to just bitterly clap, congratulating their unexpected "killer".
  • Villainous Crush: A hinted, creepy variation that Zalgo may have for Chara, as suggested ever since "Friendship Ever After: A Doll Musical". He talks softly and politely to her even if she just gives him her rage back, express sympathy for her (although it's debatable if it is or isn't genuine), specifically calls her "My sweet Buttercup Flower" and other Terms of Endangerment, and teases her in a creepily sweet and playful way when not threatening and/or mocking her. ...buuut it's Subverted when Chara refuses his offer to join the Zodiac Demons. Notably, in "Terrorcalypse - Part 1", he chuckles at Chara's attempt to sound threatening enough to go par-on-par with the Demons because he finds it amusing and adorable, instead of mocking her.
    Zalgo: This is. Very. INTERESTING. My sweet little doll is back for a little more. Can't get enough of me, right?~
  • Villainous Friendship: Oddly, the Zodiac Demons are it for each other. They get along in a perfect harmony, share their agenda as one big common goal and like to laugh of each other's sense of humor together.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: X briefly passes off as Asriel to trick Frisk.
  • We Can Rule Together: Zalgo suggest this to Chara in "Terrorcalpyse - Part 1", in hopes of catching her in the despair. But it fails.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: One of their weakness from a 30's cartoon remixed?
  • We Used to Be Friends: "Frisk and The Secret World" reveals they befriended Garnet while she was still researching the mysteries of Inside Falls and cataloging them in the books, right when she reached a apparent dead end. They suggested her to build the portal to find the answers, only for the Gaster incident to make they mask fall off.
  • Worthy Opponent: All of them start seeing Chara, Frisk and Asriel in this way after the trio beats them in a dream battle.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Being a child is definitively not one of the steps to be safe from them.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: Oddly Averted with Zalgo in "Friendship Ever After: A Doll Musical". He states that he hates when Chara is mad right after the latter tries to attack him because he and the rest of his group hurted her family.

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