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     Jackie Rose 
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Heroine of the story, a simple schoolgirl living with her father and being a normal teen. That all ended during a faithful trip on an air cruise and meeting a certain sky pirate.
  • Action Girl: The first in a long line in the series. She more then capable of holding her own.
  • The Chosen One: Supposedly revealed to be the one that will be able to open Blackburn's tomb after touching a dagger that belonged to her. Turns out this was zig-zagged a bit. Don Santos will open the tomb since Blackburn chose him for that task. However, it was Molly that chose Jackie to be the one who'll be able to kill her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Oh so much, she's headstrong and not afraid to leap into the fray if she has to. The pilot comic especially played this up with her being much more daring.
  • Groin Attack: Not afraid to go for the nether-regions during a fight.
  • Master Swordsman: Stated to have taken fencing and knows how to use a sword, even citing that she's a three time champ at her high school. She would've even killed Blackburn in their first duel if the sword was empowered.
  • Official Couple: With Eddie in the second season.
  • Treasure Hunter: Her profession in the pilot series, much to the disapproval of her father.
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     Eddie "Ripcord" Johnson 
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Jackie's friend since childhood who has a fairly obvious crush on her. He gets dragged into the adventure as well.
  • Abusive Parents: His first guardian was a complete asshole; belittling Eddie, seeing him as little more then a meal ticket, calling him "ungrateful" when Eddie complained about the clothing he gave him which was obviously meant for girls and was an alcoholic to boot. Thankfully after an air show incident, the man was arrested for negligence and DWI while doing said air show and Eddie was taken in by a more loving family.
  • Ace Pilot: While he may be a bit skittish, the man can fly a plane and even managed to pull off a sideways maneuver while escaping Elizabeth's men. What's more he even shot down three of Don Santos' plans, one of which had Don Santos in it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ultimately he's the one who realizes that they need to do the exorcism before they can truly defeat Blackburn and contacts Jonah who later chants the incantation over a plane's loudspeaker during Jackie and Blackburn's final fight. What's more, Eddie prevents Blackburn from preforming a Taking You with Me by hitting her with a hail of bullets from his plane, giving time for the incantation to finish and allowing Jackie to finish her off.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: For the first half of the series, he has a hard time expressing his feelings to Jackie.
  • Captain Crash: Lampshaded that while he's a good flyer, all the planes he flew ended up crashing in some form or another. He argues those weren't deliberate and the result of being chased/shot down.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Was a bit more cynical in the pilot series.
  • Happily Adopted: His second family was a lot more loving to him and he was more then happy to be taken in by them when they offered.
  • Official Couple: With Jackie in the second season.
  • Only Sane Man: He usually the one that tries to avoid danger altogether and tries to convince Jackie likewise. Of course, she hardly listens to reason.

     Elizabeth Read/Sally Rose 
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A notorious air pirate captain. At the start of the comic, she raids the air cruise Jackie and Eddie are on and takes them hostage. Things end up escalating from there.
  • Action Mom: Being the mother of Jackie and a pirate, she certainly is one.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the final battle she shows up to keep Blackburn from killing Jackie via a gatling gun.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: With Don Santos dead and Blackburn gone for good, Elizabeth could finally re-settle down with her family, even including a new addition with Dian.
  • Good Reason For Parental Abandonment: She had to leave Jackie and James after Don Santos nearly killed her while she was taking a taxi, fearful that he would target them.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has three scar marks on the left side of her face. One that goes right across her eye.
  • Parental Substitute: Dian considers her to be one and she the only one of Elizabeth's crew not to turn on her for this reason.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: When she met Jackie's father, she wanted to give up piracy altogether and raise her family. Don Santos however forced her back into it and she hopes to pay off her debt to him to return to her family.
  • Like a Son to Me: Ultimately tells Dian near the end of the series that she considers her a daughter.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: The end of the first book had her reveal to Jackie that she was her mother.
  • Mama Bear: Once it's known that Jackie is her daughter, she's shown to be very protective of her. This eventually extends to both Eddie and Dian as well.
  • Pirate: An air pirate and a captain no less.

     Dian 
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One of the crewmen aboard Elizabeth's airship. She's very devoted to her and stays with her after the crew mutiny, becoming an ally.
  • Alpha Bitch: In the pilot, she was a lot more snobby, antagonistic to Jackie and complained constantly to things that displeased her.
  • Big Damn Hero: She saves Jackie from falling off a waterfall after she deals with an alligator. This unfortunately gives away that she's part of Elizabeth's crew however.
  • Book-Ends: Begins the story in an evening dress and end it in one as she's getting ready to go to a prom.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Zig-zagged through most of the series when in her ninja garb. She's first showcased not wearing any, then wears boots during the floating island portion and now back to being barefoot later in the series.
  • Feet-First Introduction: Sorta, we do meet her beforehand near the start of the series. But the chapter before her reveal as one of Elizabeth's pirates had her finding the plane Eddie wrecked, the shot only on her bare feet.
  • Happily Adopted: By the end of the series, Elizabeth considers her a daughter and likewise she in kind sees her as a mother.
  • Little Stowaway: Her backstory revealed that she joined Elizabeth's crew this way by sneaking aboard her ship.
  • Mysterious Past: Outside of joining Elizabeth's crew, not much is really known about her past. Only that she comes from a ninja clan who serve as mercenaries and isn't quite fond of her "sisters".
  • Ninja: A slow reveal but eventually shown to be one.
  • Official Couple: With Issac by the end of the series.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: When Jackie first meets her, shes in an evening dress and looks quite lovely.
  • You're Not My Father: Played With as she has mostly kept her feelings to herself, but after Elizabeth's past comes to light and she returns to the daughter and husband she abandoned, Diane feels she no longer has a place by her side and as soon as everything with the demon is cleared up she plans on leaving.
    • In the penultimate chapter of the series however. Elizabeth assures her that, despite reuniting with her family, she considers Dian like a daughter to her, one of the few good things that came out of her return to piracy and had no intention of abandoning her. Ending with her telling Dian to "...go help your sister".

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Allies

     James Rose 
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Jackie's father, a retired military man who used to work as a sniper.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the pilot, he and an old colleague of his come to aid Jackie during the final fight against Hans.
  • Friendly Sniper: His old profession beforehand. He showcases his shooting skills during Jackie's first fight against Blackburn.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: For a good chuck of the series he had virtually no idea of the whole on-goings with Don Santos and later Blackburn. It isn't till Blackburn targets Jackie the first time does he finally find out a number of revelations regarding his family.
  • Papa Wolf: To Jackie, once he hears Blackburn attacking her, he quickly rushes in to save his daughter. Likewise he, along with Elizabeth, wasn't keen on The Frenchman putting Jackie in danger to lure out Blackburn.
  • Overprotective Dad: Was this in the pilot series though not without reason as he belonged to the same organization Jackie would later join and left them focus on raising Jackie after his wife died.

     Hiriko and Misha 
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Two ninja mercenaries that are under the employ of Don Santo, who are also apparently Dian's sisters.
  • Big Sister Instinct: To Dian, while they have no problem fighting her if their employer demands it. They also look out for her and threaten Issac with harm if he mistreats her.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: They seem like nice enough girls but being mercenaries mean they gotta obey their boss and at the start that was Don Santos. Once he was killed though, they quickly called off their assault and left.
  • Mysterious Past: As with Dian, we really don't know much about their background or their clan. Just that Elizabeth and Dian have apparently dealt with them before.
  • Ninja: Like Dian, they're ninjas. Apparently all three belonging to the same clan.
  • Satellite Character: They don't have much development and, after Don Santos's death, largely just hang around to tease Dian and provide support for the matter with Blackburn.
  • Shipper on Deck: Support Issac trying to date Dian, much to the latter's embarrassment.

     Jonah 
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Leader of a floating island civilization tasked with guarding Blackburn's tomb.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He and his tribe end up saving Jackie, Eddie, Elizabeth and Dian from Don Santos after escaping from an underwater tomb.
  • Failure Knight: Feels this way after Blackburn escapes her tomb.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides most of the story on Blackburn. Later on, even giving Jackie the sword that should be able to kill her and reveling that Jackie needs to be the one to do it.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After rescuing the protagonists from Don Santos, he stresses he isn't holding them prisoner but just keeping them safe till they deal with Don Santos, after which they're free to leave.

     Issac 
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A resident of the floating island civilization and Jonah's son.
  • Big Damn Hero: He saves Jackie after she nearly drowns from seeing a vision of Molly Blackburn.
  • Everyone Can See It: Pretty obvious he has a crush on Dian which Hisiko and Misha fully support.
  • Nice Guy: Acts pretty cordial with Jackie, Eddie and Dian when they first meet and, rather take them through a tour of the village, decide to let them relax in a wading pool.
  • Official Couple: Apparently becomes Dian's boyfriend at the end of the series.
  • Satellite Character: He doesn't really get involved in the whole ongoing of the conflict and just there to give Dian someone to talk to outside the main cast.
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     The Frenchman 
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A mysterious and blind individual who shows up in season two.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Many suspected he was really blind. But during his first training with Jackie, he reveals he can see perfectly and only wears a blindfold to keep his senses sharp.
  • Don't Think, Feel: What he tells Jackie when trying to teach her to empower her sword, that she needs to come at Blackburn with a strong emotion.
  • Mysterious Stranger: To many of the characters, he shows up to offer Elizabeth a job to keep her from prison, offers James a job in his organization and the one to offer to train Jackie for her next encounter with Blackburn.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the pilot, where he was named Julian, his real name isn't given here.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He doesn't hold back on the sword training with Jackie, citing that Blackburn certainly won't in their next encounter.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Both Elizabeth and James chew him out for using Jackie as bait to lure in Blackburn.
  • You Didn't Ask: When Jackie calls him out for being able to see, he states that was her assumption, he never said he couldn't.

     Molly 
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Full name: Molly Blackburn, the girl whom Blackburn (or the entity using her name) posses. In the past, she was tried for witchcraft and sentenced to death by drowning. A demonic spirit however offered to save her which she accepted. However now she wishes to be free from it.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: After Azoth is defeated, she's finally free of the mortal plane and passes on, thanking Jackie as she does so.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Warns Jackie that if Blackburn catches her again, she'll likely kill her via torture...though Molly will kill Jackie first before that happens.
  • Blinding Bangs: When first introduced, she has these covering her eyes.
  • I Lied: Claims to Blackburn that Jackie know how to end her for good which actually get Blackburn to panic and lock Jackie away for the time being. When Jackie and Molly are alone, the former cites she doesn't really know the methods, Molly states she knows and lied to buy her some time.
  • Spirit Advisor: To Jackie once Blackburn revives in the hopes of being able to kill her.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Not that the village didn't have it coming, but once she accepted Blackburn's offer, her first action was to kill the one that accused her of witchcraft and burn her village to the ground.
  • Witch Hunt: The cause of her current situation, her village suspected her of witchcraft simply because her father was able to catch fish around the island when others couldn't. Murdering her family before her very eyes before trying to kill her.

Antagonists

Main Series

     Ricky 
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One of the Elizabeth's crewmen who sparks a mutiny.
  • Agony of the Feet: Jackie stomps on his feet when he tries to shoot Elizabeth after she hands over a gold crown for Jackie's safety.
  • The Mutiny: Sparks one upon hearing that Elizabeth is planning to leave piracy and thinks she taking a huge cut of the gold with her. From the sound of it when he was talking with one of his crewmmates, he had been planning it for awhile.
  • Starter Villain: Technically the first real antagonist of the series.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Last seen getting hit by a plane motor and attempting to drop the protagonists out a cargo hold while in a very battered state. He hasn't been seen since then.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Had no scruples with killing Jackie, Eddie and Dian during the mutiny.

     Don Santos 
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A ruthless pirate criminal whom Elizabeth is indebted too. However he seeks a much greater prize.
  • Affably Evil: Speaks in a very polite tone and rarely seems to raise his voice, but it just makes his threats all the scarier.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a pretty spiffy white business suit, complete with a fedora.
  • The Chosen One: Chosen by Blackburn to open her tomb.
  • Cool Shades: Wears red-tinted glasses with his ensemble. He loses them when his plane is shot down however.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: He's killed at the end of the first season to which Blackburn takes over.
  • The Dreaded: Elizabeth mentions that no one has gone against him and lived to tell the tale.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a rather nasty burn scar on the right side of his face.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: He willingly lets himself get impaled on Blackburn's blade when he finds out it's his blood that is needed to open Blackburn's tomb.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed his abusive father with Blackburn's Dagger as a kid.

     Blackburn/Azoth 
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A legendary pirate of myth that terrorized the lands long ago.


  • Big Bad: Of the second season of the series.
  • Demonic Possession: The woman seen is not Blackburn's true form, rather it the body of a girl it took over. Turns out it's true name is Azoth.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It's true form is a very grotesque looking being.
  • Ghost Pirate: Green skinned? Check. Can raise a ship from the water with her power? Check. Have a crew of faceless ghouls by her side? Check. Wields magic? Check.
  • No-Sell: Regular weapons have no effect on her in the slightest and she reacts in annoyance at strikes that would've killed a normal person. The only way to harm her is to have an empowered blade, something very few people can do.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was eventually thwarted and buried in a tomb on a floating island where guardians have been keeping a watching on her, hoping to prevent her escape. Unfortunately, Don Santo manages to break the seal and free her.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once she finds out Jackie has learned her/it's true name, she starts to panic a bit. She tries to regain her bravado in the final clash as she think Jackie doesn't know how to preform the ritual. Only for Eddie to contact Jonah and have him do the chant over the plane's radio after which she tries all she can to stop the heroes. Ultimately however she's defeated and tries to mock Jackie one last time by stating she can kill the vessel but won't stop it. Jackie responds that she wasn't there to kill Molly, but to kill it. By stating it's name, Azoth is expelled from Molly's body and Jackie gives it the final blow.
  • Wicked Witch: A possible one, she can wield magic and the girl she possessed was accused of being one.

Pilot

     Hans 
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A former member of the organization James and Julian worked for. But he became obsessed with finding an artifact known as the Sixth Seal and resorted to any means to find it.
  • Big Bad: Of the original Pilot for the series.
  • Greed: Utterly power hungry and calls the people who sealed the Sixth Seal away fools for not wanting to use it.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Once he get his hands on the Sixth Seal, he gains these.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Jackie impales him with Moses's stick in the final confrontation. Since it still has the power of the Sixth Seal within it, it cancel out his invulnerability and runs him through.
  • This Cannot Be!: His Famous Last Words: "Impossible...".

     Hunter 
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A former agent of the Organization, he throws his lot in with Hans and turns on them.
  • Bald of Evil: Completely clean shaven at top.
  • Blown Across the Room: Apparently how he meets his end, Jackie knocks him back with the Staff of Moses and the power knocks him straight into and through a pillar. Tough guy or no, it's doubtful he survived the impact.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He seemed like a friendly enough ally, but once the heroes down some enemy planes coming after them, does he show his true colors.
  • Hero Killer: He ends up killing on of the agents that was accompanying Eddie, Jackie and Dian with a bomb he plants on their plane after kidnapping Jackie.
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