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Player Character

    The Heroine— White Queen 
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EVOL Power:
[S2] Telepathy (Mind Reading, Mind Manipulation, and Memory Rewrite variant.)
Positions & Secret Identities:
[S1, S2] Owner of her media company, and Miracle Finder Program Producer.
[S2] Black Swan Agent—Nox.
Voiced by: Qi Zhang [ZH, Anime], Hisako Kanemoto [JP, Anime]

The protagonist of the game, her name is chosen by the player.

She is the lead producer for a production company that used to be run by her father before she took over after his death. She has a mysterious past that she can't fully remember; details slowly come to light as the story progresses, revealing her relation to a mysterious organization called “Black Swan.”


  • Age-Gap Romance: All the characters are adults so it isn't used as a plot device regardless, but the MC is 22 whereas Victor and Lucien are 28 and 26, respectively. Inverted to an even lesser extent with Shaw, who is 19.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Averted. She only warms up to Gavin once she realizes she was wrong about his character, and was scared of him as a bully and fighter when they were in school.
  • All-Loving Hero: The Heroine is a kind and compassionate person. She tries her best to be considerate, and not hold grudges against people; especially those who pits her into danger or do her emotional harm.
    • Even when Lucien seemingly used her for his experiments, she still cares about him, and is willing to continue to approach him in order to understand him.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Both in the story while investigating Black Swan incidents and other strange occurrences for her production company to use as material, to in gameplay during the City News minigame.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her father passed away, but no mention of her mother or what happened to her is ever made.
  • Amnesiac Hero: For the first half of Season One, she doesn't have any memories prior to five years of age.
  • Amnesiac Lover: For the same reasons as Amnesiac Hero above.
  • ...…And That Little Girl Was Me: In chapter 10, Victor shared a bit of his story regarding his Childhood Friend with The Heroine while the two of them escape the facility they were detained in, he recalled his friend saved his life only to be taken away shortly afterwards while he had no choice but continue his escape. The Heroine did not know who his friend was, but Victor suspected The Heroine may be that friend of his based on how she remembered the pathway out of the building. But once The Heroine diving saved him again as adults, he realized The Heroine is indeed his long-lost childhood friend.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Reassures herself that ghosts aren't real, despite her life devolving into a science fiction mess.
  • Audience Surrogate: By virtue of being the player character, we learn more about Black Swan's plot at the same time she does.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She's physically attractive and the Nice Girl protagonist of the story. Averted with her future self.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: No matter how bad she gets injured from the affiliations that are targeting her, she never left a scar on her face. Even when she was experimented by The Black Swan Organization as a child, her body was full of bruises and needle holes, but her adorable face was completely fine.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension:
    • Minor issue with Victor, Helios, and Shaw. But is a major relationship issue with Lucien.
    • Lucien’s Season One relationship with The Heroine is boiled down to this. Amongst the first four love-interests, Lucien was the last to reveal his true agenda to the heroine; ending with the two challenging each other’s philosophies in the long run.
  • Benevolent Boss: She takes over as head of her production company after her father’s death, and treats her employees fairly.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Heroine is a sweet girl who can be a bit clumsy, but if you messed with her loved ones, she is willing to sue you and put you on news headlines.
    • The Black Queen, who was once her in one of her previous timelines, had become what she never wanted to be, since people did not appreciate her good deeds.
  • Big Eater: Loves food, especially pudding.
  • Birds of a Feather: Her and Kiro. They’re the same age and both kind and friendly people with a shared love of sweets.
  • Blood Transfusion Plot: When they were kids, her blood was used to artificially create Evol in Kiro.
  • Break the Cutie: From S1.C12. onwards, she learns about her fate of being The Queen of Evolvers, and being nonexistent in the shadow timeline.
  • Bridal Carry: Is on the receiving end of one from Victor in Chapter 10 of Volume I.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Her result for banishing Hades in the 2020 anime storyline. As to what will become of her in that timeline remains open ended.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: In many dates or events when any alcohol drinks is present, her love-interests forbids her from drinking more than half a glass; especially Victor, who outright forbids her to sip a taste from one glass unless she is under his watch. Because they know her conscience would go blank just by one glass.
  • Cheerful Child: Flashbacks show that she was this, happily folding cranes out of candy wrappers to give to Lucien as a child.
  • Childhood Friends: She has encounters with Victor, Lucien, and Kiro when she was five, but her memories were repressed. She was high school classmates with Minor, and was officially introduced to Gavin due to being their upperclassman of the same high school. The game’s Collection Sidequest revealed Victor as the heroine’s true childhood friend.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Victor and Kiro. Averted with Lucien, since she only met him once as a child and with Gavin, whom she met in high school.
  • Color Motif: Pink.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her hair and eyes are brown.
  • Damsel in Distress: Most notably when she gets kidnapped by Jay while visiting her alma mater.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Slowly gets revealed starting S1.C8.
  • Determinator: Throughout Season One, as her Dreaming of Things to Come abilities become stronger while realizes her father's death may have something to do with what's going on, The Heroine is dead set to dig through the mysteries surrounding her to find out the truth.
  • Disappeared Dad: While he gets a fair amount of mention, her father never makes a real appearance due to his mysterious death two years prior to the story's beginning.
  • Diving Save: Towards Victor when they were children. She performs this on Victor again as adults out of muscle memory, which triggers Victor’s powers to evolve stronger.
  • The Dragon: Of Victor starting from Season Two. The Heroine not only solidified her outward media business relations with Victor's LFG, but also joined The Black Swan Organization upon confirming Victor as the head of that organization and worked her way up to become his closest aid.
  • Dream Walker: She does this a few times, though not by her own volition, with Lucien at the reins.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: The Heroine's EVOL power through Season One. Each chapter begins with a dream or vision that will unfold in that chapter. She will have these visions more often and more clearly as her EVOL powers gets stronger.
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: Her Evol apparently also works in the reverse occasionally.
  • Dude Magnet: Victor, Lucien, Gavin, and Kiro all have the hots for her.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Averted. She has dark hair and eyes and pale skin (which may be a reflection of her grim childhood), but she's a kindhearted and friendly young woman. This is played straight with her Black Queen version of herself, however.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Knows how to play the piano. Though it's more of an Informed Attribute.
    • The Heroine often plays piano in school during her break time. Unbeknownst to her, she saved Gavin’s life by gifting Gavin with the EVOL power of wind through her music.
    • She gets to play musical instruments in Victor’s, Kiro’s, and Gavin’s Mini Houses since they themselves own music instruments.
  • Endearingly Dorky: The biggest reason Victor finds the heroine attractive is her “juvenescence;” be it constant bickering over nonsenses, doodling on report papers that were intended to be submitted to Victor, to gifting Ridiculously Cute Critter themed items as gifts to Victor for whatever reasons is a character that can easily trigger Victor's soft, yet still manly caretaking instincts.
  • Family Business: Her production company, which was originally run by her father.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Averted. Her facial expressions are fully visible in speech bubbles, Karma CGs, and she has her own full-body sprites in all mini games. Players are in to use a Player Character with well-developed character traits.
  • Flashback Nightmare: Sometimes has these in regards to her forgotten past.
  • Flight of Romance: Often, with Gavin.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: With each of her potential love-interests. Justified since she is an Amnesiac Hero.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: With her coworkers/employees Anna, Kiki, and Willow as they're the only ones in the company to get sprites and names. And Minor.
Sanguine: Kiki (cheerful, energetic, fun-loving).Choleric: Willow (blunt and passionate).Melancholic: Anna (studious and critical).Phlegmatic: MC (kind, thoughtful, easy to get along with).
  • From Dress to Dressing: The Heroine takes out her hair ribbon to tie Kiro’s wounds when he gets injured from saving her at the hacker's summit.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: With Victor.
  • Good Counterpart: Interestingly played with, as she's the good counterpart to her own future self.
  • Good Wears White: Her default outfit is mostly white, and she's the game's protagonist as well as The White Queen.
  • The Heart: Explains why four (later five) guys of very differing personalities and tastes can all be attracted to her.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Not only can the player decide their heroine's name, they can name her company too!
  • Improbable Age: She's the head producer of her own production company at only twenty-two years old. Granted, it was her father's company that she grew up in and inherited after he died, but still.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Anna, her employee and a motherly figure, mentions working at the company in its heyday when the MC’s father ran it, making her friendship with his daughter this.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She may look like a typical young Office Lady, but her role in this story is not only the boss of her media company, but also a media program producer who scoops on stories relating to supernatural humans; which in turn, pulled her into the conflicting politics behind the stories of these supernatural humans.
  • Lady and Knight: The bright lady to Gavin’s white knight.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Interestingly played with, she's the Light Feminine to her Bad Future self's Dark Feminine.
  • Light Is Good: She wears a mostly-white outfit by default, she's called the White Queen, and she's the Nice Girl protagonist of the game.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Like her father before her, she runs the company after his death. She also investigates Black Swan-related incidents just like he did too.
  • Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Heroine’s Season Two relationships with Gavin and Lucien are this, due to the three of them standing on different alliances toying with different identities.
  • Limited Wardrobe: She has a default outfit for each season of the game, but this is trope is subverted for the overall story and gaming experience. As you draw high rarity Karmas out, she’s shown to have loads of nice outfits within the illustrations of those Karmas.
    • The anime subverted this wonderfully by having the heroine switch business outfits per episode and switch outfits fit for different occasions.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Has shades of being this to each love-interest, but Lucien is her most severe patient to take on.
  • Living MacGuffin: She’s Black Swan’s “Queen”.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She is under this for the first ten or so chapters of Season One. By having repressed memories, the heroine frequently has no clue what is going on or who is after her.
  • Meaningful Name: The anime adaptation gives her the name of "Watashi" ("I"), which fits because the story is written in first-person format.
  • Mind Rape: On the receiving end of this from multiple avenues, namely from Lucien, Kiro, and the Black Queen. At least Kiro's attempts are done with the goal of protecting her.
  • Missing Mom: While her father - more specifically, his death - gets a fair amount of reference in the early chapters, MC's mom is never mentioned by anyone.
  • Morality Pet: She serves this to Lucien, as she is the reason why he can see colors again and the only person he truly loves.
  • My Future Self and Me: The player's protagonist is the heroic White Queen while her self from a Bad Future is the Black Queen.
  • Mysterious Past: One she can't fully recall. It slowly get unveiled as the story progresses.
  • Mysterious Waif: A rare example of a protagonist also doubling as one.
  • Nice Girl: Probably the nicest character in the game. Even with all the drama surrounding her, she maintains a cheery disposition, though it sometimes crosses over into Stepford Smiler territory when she doesn't want anyone to worry about her.
  • No Name Given: She isn't given a name in the anime adaptation, with the credits simply listing her as "Watashi" or "Me" while the other characters simply refer to her by her job title.
  • Opposites Attract: Most noticeable with Victor. She's The Ingenue Nice Girl while Victor is The Stoic Deadpan Snarker.
  • Paranormal Investigation: Some of her City News investigations are like this, though they're never actually paranormal in nature.
  • Parental Substitute: Temporary one for Perry, the son of Gavin's STF colleague in S1.C15.
  • Passing the Torch: The media company she runs was previously owned by her father.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Thematically has this dynamic with Gavin.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her associated color is pink, and apparently a good portion of her apartment is too.
  • Plucky Girl: Whenever her visions presents any of her loved ones in potential danger, she doesn't hesitate to place herself into those dangerous situations to save them and or offer support to help her love-interests to dissolve that incident.
  • Psychic Powers: Manifests as seeing the future, at first only in dreams, then eventually she gets visions while awake too.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her hair is dark brown instead of black but the effect is still the same. Although she's more cheerful than most examples.
  • Rescue Romance: First impression with Gavin, but eventually all love-interests will have their moments whenever players focus on each of the boys’ individual routes. Another notable example is the MC making a Diving Save toward Victor as children and again as adults, making her this for him.
  • The Reveal: Her future self being the game’s Big Bad is a pretty big one.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Again, has this dynamic with Victor. He's a cold and aloof businessman, she's a kind and spirited young producer.
  • Ship Tease: Obviously, given the type of game, she has moments with all four of the initial love interests. This expands to include Shaw once he gets introduced.
  • Stock Shoujo Heroine: A Chinese example, but she very much fits the bill.
  • Sweet Tooth: Shares this trait with Kiro, which is one of the things they initially bond over. Especially when it comes to Victor’s pudding.
  • Taking the Bullet: At the end of S1.C15., she does this to protect Gavin while they're fleeing the STF. This was the final straw that leads Gavin to make his Declaration Of Protection towards the heroine.
  • Taught by Experience: At the age of 22, she knows the basics on how to run her company and produce TV segments based on how her father run his business. But her abilities can't get her far, as she was going bankrupt by the beginning of the story. If it wasn't for Victor giving her the second chance to run her business along with the requirements of personal guidance from Victor himself, her story would have completely stopped. By Season Two, The Heroine took note of all the things Victor taught her and became an accomplished media titan in her own right; and The Heroine secretly gives Victor all her gratitude for her success.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her father's notebook.
  • Uncertain Doom: Some of the chapters end with her in this position, which made the more aggravating when you have to level up your player account before finding out what happened.
  • Unnamed Parent: Her father is never named, and even when he’s brought up by other characters it’s usually as “your father.”
  • The Voiceless: Since she's the Player Character and meant to be something of a self-insert, she does not have a voice actor. Obviously averted in the anime.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Seemingly everywhere she goes she stumbles into a Black Swan plan or ambush. Because she's their Queen Evolver, they are actively seeking her out.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has a fear of needles, given her reluctance to receive an IV drip in Volume I Chapter 9. This is likely due to being experimented on as a child by Black Swan.
  • Workaholic: The Heroine is dedicated to her media company, and the program she creates. But she more than likely learned and adapted some workaholic peeves from Victor, especially starting from Season Two, where she is officially The Dragon for Victor.
  • Tareme Eyes: These suit her innocent and gentle personality. Victor also notes how pure and untainted her eyes in one of the dates.

The Love-Interests

     Ze-Yan “Victor” Li (Zen) 
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Alternate Name Readings: 李澤言 (Traditional) / 李泽言 (Simplified) Lǐ Zé-Yán [ZH, Game & Anime]
ゼン Zen [JP, Game & Anime]
이택언 Lee Taek-Eon [KR]
EVOL Power: Time Master (includes Time Stands Still, Time Rewind, Time Travel, and Time Travel Escape abilities.)
Positions & Secret Identities:
[S1, S2] Loveland Financial Group CEO, The mystery owner and chef of restaurant Souvenir.
[S2] Leader of The Black Swan Organization.
Voiced by: Lei Wu [ZH-Mandarin], Wen-Hao Yeh [TW-Mandarin], Tomokazu Sugita, Yuko Sanpei (Child) [JP], Dong-hoon Lee [KR, 2018-2020], Jae-heon Jeong [KR, July 2020-], Ben Diskin [EN, 2019-April 2021], Jonah Scott [EN, May 2021-June 2021], Eliah Mountjoy [EN, August 2021-]

The young and successful CEO of Loveland Financial Group. Victor is infamous for his sink-or-swim, and meticulous methods of running his business. The heroine found her company's investments being pulled away by Victor's evaluation, and went straight to Victor in asking for a chance to prove her company's worth and for his reinvestment to her company.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Played with. Victor knows how to play the piano, but hasn’t touched his piano in years in favor of his business. In his Mini House, The Heroine lured Victor to sit on the piano seat in attempt to get him play a score, and tutor him some new music pieces (as well as creating a piano duet bonding time between them two). Though she got him to sit, she failed to get him playing his instrument.
  • Family Man: Victor is a traditional man who values both business and family welfare. Several of his birthday and Valentine’s Day Karmas showcased, in particular, his relationship with his father, such as bringing in his father’s favorite food supplies to prep whenever Victor visits to both light up the domestic work load for their house maid, Ms. Wang, and to exercise his filial piety towards his family.
  • The Gadfly: A lot of his conversations with the heroine presents him poking fun at her like this. He is the snarkiest love-interest after all.
  • Hated by All: All consumers unapologetically rates Victor’s restaurant service as complete crap for inhumanely kicking out customers who do not appreciate or abide by his service standards; even to those who are in the middle of consuming his gourmets. Yet all can’t help themselves from adoring the food he puts out.
  • Honorifics: Though Lost in Translation in English localization, Victor refers to his father by using the second-person singular Chinese honorific, “您 [Nín],” which is the English equivalent of “Thou” in his normal conversations to denote respect towards his father’s superiority. But will go by the casual “Dad” (one single “爸 [Bà]”) as his father’s familial title; signaling Victor’s relationship with his father is close and loving, yet courtly.
  • I Will Find You:
    • The main reason why Victor runs a restaurant aside from his finance business is to find leads for a girl he met when he was a child. The few biggest cues Victor remembers was the girl was a person he saved from a street incident, an Evolver, absolutely adored the pudding he made for her, and took his place from a lightning strike.
    • This is also Victor’s infinite lifetime quest since he made this promise to The Heroine upon mercy killing her.
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Victor and The Heroine each holds a pocket watch made by glass-artist, Chuck Chen note , which surprisingly helped the two communicate with each other between time space.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The Heroine is not pleased with Victor’s penchant to deprecate her anytime he opens his mouth to talk, but Victor's advisories for the heroine are always spot on, even the heroine herself admits she has no right to throw complaints in his face in the long run.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover:
    • Initially Inverted. Victor never showed any disliking for cute critters in general, but domestic cats in particular would find themselves seeing Victor as the most attractive "boss" in their territory. Noted on Victor's "Cute Date," an entire group of cats within a cat cafe would flock and climb all over Victor in attempt to win over his affection.
    • Sometime after the cute date, Victor became the owner of a Ragdoll kitten named, “Pudding.” Pudding was showcased on Victor’s limited rarity “R” Karma—”Victor: Ameowsing,” on Victor’s Weibo featuring the real life version of Pudding, as well as episode 7’s ending card within the Chinese version of the animation adaptation. [1]
    • Sometime after Victor owned Pudding, an orange tabby followed him home, temporarily naming it “Yogurt.” Yogurt was later reunited with it’s owner.
    • Found in the Mini House game, once the heroine moves in with Victor, Victor would have the option to own at least 5 cats, including Pudding. [2]
  • Leitmotif:
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: His living style is described as “luxurious, but with practicality and warmth.”
  • Meaningful Name:
    • In literal terms, the “澤 (Ze)” in his Chinese name have meanings of “pond, lake (place where water streams gather),” and “to benefit (恩澤),” while “言 (Yan)” stands for “speech/saying;” taking the latter, his given name stands for “beneficial talk.” His name also derives from the idiom “口不擇言 (kou bu ze yan)”—“The mouth that does not select its words;” denoting someone with Brutal Honesty. Which can all explain his sugar and ice, dark snark attitude.
    • His name was given by both of his parents. “Ze” from his mother to wish him “good blessings (benefits; 恩澤) from all whom her son may encounter,” and “Yan” from his father in hopes his son will “execute his words and actions with great care (謹言慎行)”—advising Victor to take full responsibility for all the words and actions he makes in life. Victor took his parents’ blessings to heart, and makes absolutely sure to honor all promises to those he pledges.
    • His Japanese name is a merge of his Chinese name, Ze-Yan by omitting the "Ya" note  sound.
  • Missing Mom: Revealed in his character book, Victor’s mother died since he was fourteen, and copes by using his phone to talk with her whenever he’s stressed, emotionally down, or misses her. Victor’s dad however, is alive and well.
  • Mysterious Past: Victor was a survivor from an abduction incident as a child, and has been secretly investigating the motives behind that event ever since.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Victor is a traditional man who is courtly, reserves his emotions, and maintains poise in the public eye. So whenever Victor does show emotions will instantly bring players to their knees; be it anytime when he genuinely smiles, worried sick, or breaks into tears.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The true face and mentality behind Victor’s Proud Elite, Dark Snark, and Tsundere persona. It came as a result from his Survivor Guilt, and lifelong determination to unveil the mysteries behind his childhood abduction experience, and search for his missing Childhood Friend.
  • Private Detective: Played with. Victor hires a private detective to help him track leads relating to the medical facility children abduction case. As evidences starts to surface, Victor goes on to investigate himself.
  • The Proud Elite: Victor came from a relatively upper-class, and well-rounded healthy family to begin with. But then he was abducted, and survived at the expense of the disappearance of his Childhood Friend. This experience kicked him into understanding the harsh realities over the importance of intellectual, financial, physical, and status power. Victor since then, wasted no time in utilizing all resources his background has to offer to his advantage—He diligently aced his way through academics, majored in economics, polished his etiquette, buffed up his fitness, trained in guns, started making social connections and investments earning loads of damn money while still in college, and fully established his business empire immediately after graduation. His “proud” face is mostly made up from his frown.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Victor has the hobby of cooking, with his dessert dishes being the most popular.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With The Heroine. The Heroine is a bubbly girl who is set to do anything her mind wants her to do, and can come out extremely silly for certain occasions. While Victor is the grumpy, mature perfectionist who ends up having to follow her trail to clean up after her mifits whenever he witnessed it.
  • Seeker Archetype: In the same point of view, and in succession of the heroine’s father, Victor’s story route involves Victor, as an outsider, to dig into the mysteries behind the Black Swan’s motive over abducting young children as Evolver experiments, the disappearance of his Childhood Friend, and the mysterious incidents surrounding the heroine.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Victor’s wardrobe is entirely composed of timeless classical men’s wear. Given his status as a proud elite and by glimpse of his fit alone, we bet nobody would dare to question the price tags of each piece of his clothing.
    • Most likely out of habit from his upbringing as a Princely Young Man, Victor is often seen sophisticatedly dressed in his suit for all kinds of occasions, even in his off hours, which gives the heroine all the excuse to lampshade how Victor literally doesn’t have anything casual to wear outside of work.
  • Sleep Cute: Being the resident triple-shift workaholic of the love interests, Victor holds the most Karmas with moments of him conked out anywhere from pillowing on the heroine’s head on couch, pillowing the heroine’s shoulders during a movie date, to him snoozed flat on house grounds buried in his work papers.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Victor can be found wearing glasses in two Karma scenarios. Revealed in his character book, Victor is minor nearsighted with 1.0 diopters. Therefore, he only wears glasses whenever he strains his eyes from his workload.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: With a unique blend of Tsundere. Victor’s default persona comes off cold, stoic, and deadpan snarky with a bit of “tsun,” as in not acknowledging his true feelings towards others. Yet he proves himself to be warm and sincere with all of his actions and takes his CEO position seriously. Victor then shows various levels of "dere" by arranging report meetings as an excuse to talk with the heroine on personal levels, goes out of his way to protect and or prevent her from harm, and provides sincere advice and resources to let the heroine nurture her company. Finally, Victor’s sugary compassion, protective instincts, and caretaking actions would come through and skyrocket for the heroine after he confirms the heroine to be his long lost Childhood Friend, and will gladly crank it up by calling his army of bodyguards to protect the heroine at all cost.
  • Supreme Chef: Part of his hobby is running a restaurant only to serve food to consumers who truly appreciates his culinary arts. And he doesn’t expect the heroine to be a cook to his tastes anyway.
  • Survivor Guilt: Victor's failure in escaping the Evolver experimental facility with the heroine, the death of his mother, and his helplessness over each false sighting information of the heroine made him realize just pure determination alone is not going to help him through life nor give him any power to save any of his loved ones. Therefore, Victor patiently disiplined himself to steadfastly obtain all the skills needed to legally play by societal rules, and gain easier access to the resources he needs to provide success and happiness for all of his loved ones.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Black hair? Check. Tallest love interest? Check. Deadpan Snarker? Check.
  • Through Her Stomach: Victor’s Supreme Chef talent is absolute platinum for the heroine with big appetites.
  • Time Master:
    • Beginner ability—Time Stands Still: The Evol power Victor often use is the ability to stop time, which he noticed ever since he was a kid. He never told, nor showed anyone this ability until the first time he road saved The Heroine when they were children. But this power was originally ineffective against fellow Evolvers. The anime adaptation timeline confirmed Victor evolved his powers to true Time Master and fixed this flaw; regardless of target being an Evolver or not, Victor is able to target whoever and whatever he wants to freeze time.
    • Forced awakened ability—Time Travel: Originally was a mere Trapped in Another World power, but if he gets hold of a certain pocket watch, he is able to move through his timeline. Once he abused the time travel mechanism long enough, his time travel powers is able to work without the help from the watch. note 
    • Full awakened ability—Time Travel Escape: The ability that is awakened once Victor’s Time Master powers reached full maturity. Revealed in Victor’s Rumors & Secrets, TAB officer Zero noted Victor is the one-and-only Time Master Evolver with this ability.
    • Full awakened ability—Time Rewind: Revealed on S1.C36, TAB Victor is able the warp the time of one timeline to whenever he wants, walk to whichever place of position to restart the time to rewrite an event, and control a target’s health status by rewinding the time. He performs this ability on The Heroine to recover her stamina, and the devolution The Black Queen has done to her, as well as restart her location so that she have the opportunity to persuade the group of Evolvers who were influenced by The Black Queen to remake their life decisions.
  • Wine Is Classy: Victor often seen consuming alcoholic beverages for various occasions; usually consumed alongside his food, which fits his sophisticated lifestyle. His Mini House reveals he holds a large collection of wines and liquors at home.

     Mo “Lucien” Xu (Simon) 
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Alternate Name Readings: 許墨 (Traditional) / 许墨 (Simplified) Xǔ Mò [ZH, Game & Anime]
シモン Simon [JP, Game & Anime]
허묵 Heo Muk [KR]
EVOL Power: Power Copying (with limits and setbacks).
Positions & Secret Identities:
[S1, S2] Loveland University Professor, Owner of Lucien Xu’s Institution of Life Sciences, Miracle Finder Consultant & Guest Commentator [S1 (Ends at Chap.16), S2 (Agreed to join back post Chap.8)], Black Swan Agent—Ares [S1 with full membership, S2 as former membership].
[S2] STF Secret Research Center Chief Consultant, and New Weapon Project Experimentation Conductor.
Voiced by: Lei Xia [ZH-Mandarin], Ding-Rui Xiao [TW-Mandarin], Daisuke Hirakawa, Marina Inoue (Child) [JP], Ho-san Lee [KR], Bill Rogers [EN, 2019-August 2021], Anthony Hansen [EN, August 2021-]

A soft-spoken, world-class neuroscientist who the heroine approaches to serve as program consultant and staple program commentator for her television show Miracle Finder. A couple of days after his first meet up with the heroine, the heroine found Lucien becoming her newly moved in next suite neighbor living in the same apartment.
  • Important Editorial Note: Due to Lucien not differentiating the personas between his identies as Ares and himself, tropers should place entries wisely; if an entry leans more to one side of his identity, then place that trope under his respective identity.

  • All There in the Manual: Most of Lucien's Hidden Depths were first revealed in his Character Book; which includes the true form of his EVOL power, the senses he's lost, interests, and the timeline of his life leading to the current storyline.
  • …And That Little Girl Was Me: Lucien’s Rumors & Secrets regarding his childhood often referred him as “the boy,” and not by his name. This is because the narrator is Lucien’s First Friend, Zi-Hang Fan, who’s memories of Lucien were altered.
  • Animal Motifs: Butterflies. So many butterflies. Bonus if they're purple butterflies.
  • Broken Ace: Gentle, attractive, and multi-talented; Lucien is the perfect professor to the world at large, yet is the most physically and mentally damaged of all potential love-interests The Heroine is faced with.
  • Child Prodigy: Lucien was an advanced learner ever since he learned how to read and do math. At 9 years of age, Lucien studied abroad under the affiliation with The Black Swan Organization. Lucien then aged on to Teen Genius where he finished high school and got his Bachelor's Degree within one year at age 15, got his Master's and applied for Ph.D. in The United States at 16, and received his Ph.D. at 20.
  • False Friend: As the agent chosen for the task to lure the heroine into the Black Swan Project, Lucien chose an approachable, friendly, and helpful persona in attempt to win over the heroine’s trust.
    • In regards to Childhood Friends, Lucien is revealed to be a false childhood friend; as Lucien only met the heroine once and no more than that. What made this worse is that Lucien took advantage of this piece of memory and utilized the heroine’s powers to make their friend scenario even more believable. The true timeline of Lucien’s childhood was on Lucien’s 7th birthday, his parents died in car crash and Lucien was engineered into an Evolver, met The Heroine after he became an Evolver, then was registered as one of the few children rescued from the Evolver experiment. note 
  • First Friend: As the manual and Rumors & Secrets puts it, Lucien had an Only Friend before encountering The Heroine. Lucien once had a local Hotblooded young policeman named Zi-Hang Fan living as his neighbor when he was little. With big brother instincts kicked in, Zi-Hang offered to Lucien’s parents to befriend Lucien due to seeing him lacking peer friends to play with. The two tend to play chess games with Zi-Hang always on the losing end, and is seen trying his best to mentor Lucien on how “friendships” work. Zi-Hang only lived next to the Xu Family for a short period of time before his job shifted him elsewhere. Zi-Hang is currently alive and well, but his memory of Lucien is now disconnected. Zi-Hang met the grown-up Lucien once, but took him as a different person from the kid Lucien by taking in, and accepted the news of the deaths of the entire Xu Family, including kid Lucien from a car accident. This is most likely where Lucien got his “moving in next door to befriend The Heroine” tactics from.
  • Friendless Background: Lucien was born a Child Prodigy to parents within scientific fields with a passive-aggressive spock personality. Ever since Lucien was aware of his own existence, his surrounding neighborhood adults loved him for his “Born Winner intellect and reserved nature,” but his peers hated him to their guts due to their parents constantly comparing them with Lucien.
  • Friend to All Children: Lucien is very popular among the children in the orphanage he occasionally visits in his free time.
  • Guy Next Door: Lucien became the heroine’s next door neighbor not long after their first encounter.
  • Heroic BSoD/Villainous Breakdown: During the time frame where the heroine either merged with The Black Queen to reset the time loop, or if finally, breached the loop by disappearing from her home world between S1 chapters 19 through 24, her existence timeline by default, will set her as “death by Victor’s Mercy Kill.” Hence Lucien by default, will always go through the loop of realizing how much of a Living Emotional Crutch the heroine is to him and became severely depressed; resorting to hallucinogens and abused more of his drugs just to see her in his dreams. Lucien will go as far as copying her room interior within his apartment just to keep the last trace of her colors in his life. By the time The Heroine came back to her home timeline on S1 chapter 25, she finds Lucien in his office down in a languid state and taking pills like an addiict. To sum up, Lucien himself was surprised by how much in love he is for The Heroine, and didn’t foresee his contradicting mental reactions to be this traumatic and uncontrollable. Lucien’s BSOD happens for a few reasons: This BSOD is Lucien’s defense mechanism of making his body scramble to take as many memory-recovering drugs related to The White Queen (Heroine) as possible before The Black Queen resets the time loop. Also, if The Heroine succeeds in breaking the time loop, Lucien would have a higher percentage to be able to recognize her, and remember past events in case the timeline changes anything.
  • Honey Trap:
    • In Season 1, Lucien is a Black Swan agent targeting The Heroine in attempts to activate her EVOL powers to her fullest.
    • For Season 2, Lucien maintains a good relationship with The Heroine through working for her company, his former Black Swan hat, and current STF hat to cover his motive of targeting The Heroine as his test subject for The New Weapon Project.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: For every new power Lucien copies, he needs the time to figure out on how to properly use them. In Season Two, Lucien and The Heroine stepped in to help a boy whose gravity powers just awakened, went berserk, and turned his surroundings into chaos. Once Lucien successfully gained that boy’s powers, it took a good couple of minutes for his body to weld this power smoothly.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Meaningful Name:
    • “Lucien” means, “Light”.
    • His Chinese given name “墨(Mo)” means “ink;” especially for black ink.
    • The above names hearken back to the fact that he doesn’t have the ability to see color, and can only see shades of light and the colors that are reflected on the heroine.
  • The Mole: Thanks to Lucien's multi-talents, he gets to work for all kinds of influencial organizations if he is ever interested in a project. See his secret identity list and Honey Trap for details.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Lucien’s actions are often described along the lines of “Lucien suddenly approaches (the heroine) very close.”
  • No Social Skills: Lucien’s upbringing as a passive, intellectually born-winning Book Worm spock with little to no friends set him at a disadvantage on how to “humanly” handle human interaction. Add to his inner competitiveness, temper issues, and borderline Pushover Parents makes him mature up to a Silk Hiding Steel.
  • Parental Neglect: Walking on fine-line with Pushover Parents. Both of Lucien’s parents were loving and caring to him and did their parts to the best of their abilities and were very guilt-ridden for prioritizing their jobs as scientists. But with Lucien performing well academically with a quiet attitude, they presumed their son can cope a bit more stress than his peers in terms of having lesser parental involvement from them. This leads to Lucien’s physical and emotional needs going unnoticed unless he speaks up.
  • Power Copying: Lucien’s power, which was first revealed in his character book, then confirmed in the anime. Implied by Hades in game story, Lucien can only auto copy, and stock up to 3 different evol powers from Evolvers within his copy range at max. If a 4th Evolver comes into Lucien’s copy range, the first power Lucien was matched will be discarded, and Lucien’s body will overheat.
    • In Season 2, though by far it’s mechanisms are not completely revealed, his copy powers seem to have stabilized to copy-by-physical contact.
  • The Quiet One: Being a natural introvert with hard-working busy parents, Lucien prefers not to bother his parents from their work to meet his needs; and resorts to reading and drawing pictures alone as his hobby.
  • Renaissance Man: Lucien is proficient in a wide range of fields, besides his home field of neuroscience, he excels at biology, medicine, art (photography, sketching, painting note ), sports (archery, guns, fitness/weight training), and gaming (chess, video games).
  • Seeker Archetype: The Foil version of Victor on the White-and-Grey Morality scale. Unlike Victor, who stands as a White truth seeker tending to the interest of The Heroine by trying his best to keep her away from physical and emotional harm, Lucien is a Grey-Neutral truth seeker who solely trust in scientifically proven results. Therefore, Lucien would do anything to research the truth, even when his experiments inflicts physical and emotional damage on towards The Heroine.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: His major disability. Lucien is unable to see color, and process emotions. It is also implied his sense of taste is weak as well.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Lucien owns a couple of great suits of lighter shades, but often less formally dressed compared to Victor.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Lucien’s current true persona underneath his stoic condition. Lucien is a competitive passive-aggressive introvert who looks soft in appearance, but his temperament is very ambitious, and likes to be in control of things. If life experiences doesn’t go the way he “calculates” to be, he would be frustrated, furious, and won’t hesitate to resort to violent acts if he deems necessary. Given his stoic condition and natural lack of social skills, his anger and frustrations would often show up as “heart aches.”
  • Social Darwinist: Mainly a Type 1 and 5 Struggler who promotes meritocracies. As a biologist and neruologist, Lucien agrees that humans should have the right to evolve stronger in order to survive, move forward, and continue to stand as the greatest advancement of all lifeforms.
  • The Spock: One of Lucien’s true personas since birth. He was born a Child Prodigy Book Worm who likes to bury himself within the deep ocean of knowledge. Due to not having enough friends who can mentor him the way of humanity, Lucien can only understand human emotions through “scientifically proven facts.”
  • The Stoic: Lucien’s true persona post childhood is an emotionless spock who can’t process emotions in general. All of Lucien’s facial expressions were all trained according to his own theoretical understanding.
  • The Tease: In Karma dates, Lucien often likes play around with words to tease The Heroine for fun, simply because he loves to see how she reacts.
  • Walking Spoiler: Anything involving the background of Lucien is a mass spoiler on ANY organization he is involved with.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Lucien’s major emotional and philosophical obstacle. Players who vowed to take on Lucien’s route and side with him has to help him problem-solve this issue.
    • His early Season 1 "Groundhog Day" Loop incarnations holds no empathy towards The Heroine, (nor anyone close to him, really), which made him one of the key persons to blame for the creation of The Black Queen. As he continues to relive the loops, he has to learn to genuinely care for others, allow himself to be vulnerable and seek support to combat his disabilities, and most importantly, place his trust to who he cares about. That way, Lucien would gain the chance to learn how receive true love from people, and that his thesis will grant him the outcome he wished for.
  • Wild Card: Due to his Grey-Neutral moral alignment, dealing with Lucien’s ever swinging job titles is both a physical and emotional roller coaster for The Heroine.

     Qi-Luo “Kiro” Zhou (Kira) 
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Alternate Name Readings: 周棋洛 (Traditional & Simplified) Zhōu Qí-Luò [ZH, Game & Anime]
キラ Kira [JP, Game & Anime]
주기락 Ju Gi-Rak [KR]
Character Motifs: Yellow and Gold, Stars, Daisies, Sunflowers, Teddy Bears.
Positions & Secret Identities:
[S1, S2] Idol Singer (S1 under B.S. Entertainment, S2 under The Heroine's company's talent agency branch), KEY the legendary hacker, Black Swan Agent—Helios [S1 with full membership, S2 as "in name" former membership)].
Voiced by: Bian-Jiang [ZH-Mandarin], Yu-Chung Sung [TW-Mandarin], Tetsuya Kakihara, Megumi Han (Child) [JP], Myung-joon Kim [KR], Sean Chiplock [EN, 2019-June 2021], Andrew Bates [EN, August 2021-]

A popular Idol Singer who the heroine encountered while on his private break. Kiro instantly befriended the heroine due to their similar lax personalities and took the initiative of tagging and promoting the heroine’s TV program with his social media outlets to get her program trending in their society.


  • For entries related to Kiro’s alter-ego, see Helios under the Black Swan Organization.

  • Alter-Ego Acting:
    • Kiro separates his character between Helios in a clean-cut fashion for the sake of his own sanity. Kiro notably doesn’t like Helios, but understands there are situations where only Helios can solve; and Kiro makes absolutely sure to not let The Heroine blend his two personas together. Kiro also does this in belief that none of his loved ones, including the heroine, should not have to witness the dark side of him—One is to maintain an easy conversion on his side like a super hero, two, to take in any further revelations and impact The Black Swan Organization has in their arsenal that would further traumatized The Heroine; which includes Helios’ actions, and three, he just wants The Heroine to continue to be that happy-girl she has always been.
    • Starting from S1 Chapter 25, upon The Heroine merging all timelines into one and pulled Kiro up to the Black Cabin for their reunion talk, Kiro/Helios recognized The Heroine fully busted his two personas. After they all descend back to their timeline, Kiro/Helios proceeds to slowly tweak the masks of his two personas back to his own balanced self upon the affirmation of trust from The Heroine.
  • Animal Lover: Kiro is fond of animals.
    • Kiro owns a golden retriever named Apple-Box and a cat named Cello.
    • Kiro also befriended a corgi named Mangoshake at a camp he attended.
  • Birds of a Feather: Kiro’s interest for the heroine came from his empathy by identifying with their similar optimistic personalities, and shared experience from being experimented by The Black Swan.
  • Broken Bird: Behind this optimistic performing artist, Kiro has been coping from his experiences as an orphan since childhood who was experimented, and forced to survive within a Super Supremacist organization against his will. As Kiro continues to live on Aimlessly Seeking Happiness, he recognized the optimistic girl who went through the same trauma as he did. Along the course of time spent with the heroine, Kiro found purpose for his life, and vows to either reform, or disband the Black Swan Organization from within so that The Heroine, and he as “Kiro” can break free.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Kiro is half Chinese with European ancestry of unknown origins due to being orphaned at a very young age. His blond hair blue eyes are confirmed to be his natural assets.
  • The Charmer: One of his powers. It comes in handy when working as an Idol Singer, but not when you unintentionally attract swarms of groupie brigades and stir up cat riots.
  • Clear My Name: Kiro and the heroine attended the Hacker Summit individually to find the identity of a legendary hacker named “KEY.” While the heroine wanted the hacker for an exclusive interview, Kiro wanted to find the hacker to confront that person for stealing his hacker identity.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: He's a brilliant hacker who absolutely indulges in sweets. Unfortunately for him, this has caused Savin to put limits on his snacks.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has natural blond hair, and is the sweetest of the four guys.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: He was a child test subject for The Black Swan Organization, and had no friends prior to his encounter with the heroine, and KEY senior. Ever since he gained the EVOL power of charm, Kiro has always been skeptical as to whether his relationships with anyone he meets to be sincere; and has longed for people who loves him for who he is and not by the affects of his EVOL powers. As the story progresses, Kiro would time-to-time challenge the heroine in seeking affirmation as to whether the heroine trust, and love him for who he is, even if he has to operate from within the dark side of society.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Meaningful Name:
    • In literal terms, the “棋(Qi)” from his name stands for “chess piece,” while “洛(Luo)” is a specified noun related to locations and cultures around the Luo River; especially to Luoyang City. His full given name “棋洛 (Qi-Luo) mainly derives from the idiom “棋落不悔 (qi luo bu hui)”—“no regrets on the move made on the chessboard;” giving the meaning of once you decided a path to take in life, don’t regret it.
    • His official preferred romanization of his name is “Kilo.” Which is often shown in his computer codings and is the name used for the virtual assistants he codes.
    • “Kiro” is derived from both his Chinese name pronunciation and the Greek Kyrios, meaning 'Christ'.
    • “Kira” also derived from his Chinese name pronunciation, as well as adding “sparkle” for his gig as an Idol Singer. It is also near-homophonous with ' killer'.
  • Mind Manipulation: Kiro’s second power where he scarcely use. He activates it by staring at his target; which his eyes will turn gold in the process, and begins his orders with the words, “I command you...” to make his targets perform his orders to absolute fashion. His powers are powerful to the point where he can order people to forget specific memories, in which he uses to make The Heroine disconnect his relationship with his alter-ego, Helios.
  • The Nicknamer: Kiro calls the heroine “Miss (Potato) Chips.” The Japanese version changed it to “Princess Potato Chips (Potechi-Hime).”
  • No Name Given: Kiro’s current full name was given by his cracker master, KEY senior and is not his true birth name. For the first 20 years of his life, he was only a number. The Black Swan Organization treats his public name simply as his “stage name” and only recognize him by his number until the Black Swan central committee officially bestowed him with the codename “Helios”.
  • Playful Hacker: Kiro used his hacking abilities to expose bad hackers and corrupt public figures to the public, while also gain early reading access to digital comic / manga chapters, which are generally harmless activities compared to his cracker master.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: Starting on Season 2 Chapter 12, Kiro’s hearing is impaired from unknown reasons. He was hospitalized, went through days of denial, and aside from hospital staff, rejects any visits from friends and entertainment staff members, including Savin and The Heroine in attempt to cope with the situation himself. It took a few phone messaging attempts from the heroine to get back in contact with Kiro, but Kiro opts to put up a front by educating himself on lip-reading, and speak in a slower tempo. With days in the hospital without much recovery (a very, very, slow recovery that is), Kiro sends his wish to retire as an entertainer to Savin and The Heroine, and disappears from the public eye. Kiro from then on, transfers his front to Helios, equipped with hearing-aid, to investigate, and hopefully problem-solve Kiro’s case.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His blue eyes will turn gold when his Mind Manipulation EVOL is activated.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Kiro was trained by a legendary hacker whose code name is “KEY.” KEY senior retired from the hacking business 17 years prior to the storyline after his identity was revealed by the heroine’s father, and left a note to Kiro to inherit his name if Kiro ever wish to enter the hacker field. Kiro took up his master’s name one year prior to the storyline mostly for his own hobbies.
  • Teen Idol:
    • Kiro has been noted to debut in France as a child star, and worked around the western entertainment business before coming back to China at the age of 20 to expand his field and explore his roots.
    • Kiro was part of an American boy band as their lead vocalist and was the most popular member of his band during his teenage years.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's absolutely nothing up with this Keet Idol Singer. Nope.
  • You Are Number 6: Kiro was originally named “1562” for one year, and then “3684” on Black Swan’s roster until he was selected to inherit the codename “Helios.”

     Qi “Gavin” Bai (Haku) 
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Alternate Name Readings: 白起 (Traditional & Simplified) Bái Qǐ [ZH, Game & Anime]
ハク Haku [JP, Game & Anime]
백기 Baek Gi [KR]
Character Motifs: Blue and White, Sky, Clouds, Birds, Dogs, Ginko Leaves.
EVOL Power: Wind Control
Positions & Secret Identities:
[S1] STF Agent #B-7 -> NW Agent -> STF Commander
[S2] STF Commander
Voiced by: Jie Zhang [ZH-Mandarin], Wen-An Jia [TW-Mandarin], Yuki Ono [JP], Sang-hyun Um [KR], Joe Zieja [EN, 2019-June 2021], Alan Adelberg [EN, August 2021-]

The heroine’s high school upperclassman who the heroine had bad impressions with through her school years. Gavin is now a competent police officer who’s part of a special task force in surveilling and safeguarding Evolvers.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His full Chinese name is blatantly Named After Somebody Famous. In literal terms, his given name “起(Qi)” means “to arise,” while his surname “白(Bai)” stands for the color “white.”
    • His Japanese name “Haku” is taken directly from his surname, which unfortunately makes everyone he meets treat him, in a sense, by Last-Name Basis; and can be awkwardly funny if players aim to take his love route.
  • Missing Mom: His mother died in a fire incident, which became one of the greatest cause for Gavin’s fear of fire.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: The Heroine along with most people from her high school assumed Gavin was a through-and-through delinquent due to being constantly involved in fights. The Heroine made further assumptions from witnessing Gavin taking money from a restaurant owner, along with her receiving a blood-covered letter from Gavin for which she never dared to read out of fear. The restaurant owner, Mr. Noah cleared his part of the situation by explaining to The Heroine that the money was a repayment to Gavin for helping him cover his son’s emergency medical bills.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Gavin’s Chinese name is named after a legendary Chinese military general of the past; which was often lampshaded in story.
  • Secretly Dying: In Season 2, overuse of his EVOL has caused him to start fading.
  • Stealth Pun: His agent code is B7; the number seven is pronounced as “qi” in Mandarin Chinese, while the letter “B” is the initial of his surname.
  • The Un-Favourite: His father, who is an army general of high status, performs Parental Favoritism by ignoring Gavin due to showing no signs of an Evolver through his childhood, often gives severe insults to how weak and useless Gavin is, and prefers to give his attention towards Gavin’s younger brother who manifest Evol powers earlier than Gavin. In a phone call, Gavin implied his mother was the only one who loves unconditionally in his family.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Gavin’s comrade, Eli mentioned Gavin’s weakness was fire, and will lose his cool whenever Gavin caught sight of flaming buildings. This phobia was formed from the death of Gavin’s mother from a fire incident, along with his father’s verbal abuse by enforcing the idea that Gavin was to blame for her death by being a weak man with no strength; leading Gavin to believe it was truly his fault.

     Xiao “Shaw” Ling (Shou) 
Alternate Name Readings: 凌肖 (Traditional & Simplified) Líng Xiāo [ZH, Game & Anime]
ショウ Shou [JP, Game & Anime]
연시호 Yeon Siho [KR]
EVOL Power: Lightning Control
Positions & Secret Identities: Indie Rocker, Archaeology Major College Student.
Voiced by: Lu Zhao [ZH-Mandarin], Yi-Qi Lin [TW-Mandarin], Makoto Furukawa [JP], Seung-Hoon Choi [KR], Aleks Le [EN, 2020-August 2021], Eric Keitel [EN, August 2021-]

A Mysterious Informant who slides between society organizations in aiding The Heroine since Season 1 Chapter 24, and became an official love-interest starting from Season 2.

Allies

Heroine’s Allies

     The Heroine’s Company 

Anna

Yue-Yue “Kiki” (Yui)

  • Fangirl: She is a huge fan of Kiro.
  • Genki Girl: Very jumpy and often is excited when their are hot guys are around. She also drags the heroine to have fun but sometimes she goes overboard.
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships MC and Kiro.

Ye “Minor” Han (Kanya)

  • Ambiguously Bi: He has a weird obsession with Gavin and how he commented on how hot he is on his moments. He even had a dictionary on Gavin’s interests on Gavin’s B-day event.
  • Shipper on Deck: It is clear he ships Gavin and Heroine since high school since. He even help Gavin with his love letter for his girl.

     Dr. Song 
EVOL Power: X-Ray Vision

Victor’s Allies

     Qian "Goldman" Wei (Ken) 

The Chief Secretary of Loveland Financial Group.


  • Number Two: Whenever Victor needs to be on-leave for a good length amount of time, be it for business on behalf of the company, for his Private Detective time, or needs to leave his timeline for the sake of the universe, Victor will hand Goldman all the work, yes, all business projects and company management affairs that needs to be taken care of just enough while Victor is away.

     Jun-Jie Duan 
Secret Identity: Black Swan Agent—Caerus.

A member added since Season Two. Jun is a lawyer representing Loveland Financial Group and also a member of The Black Swan Organization. As to how Goldman handles the LFG aspect of business for Victor, aside from his LFG job, Jun was selected to act as a shadow assistant to support Victor with the Black Swan aspect of businesses.


  • Nominal Hero: Jun is a reserved man who doesn’t budge in other colleagues’ affairs, works strictly by-the-clock, and takes overtime only when Victor offers him the salary to do them. In Victor’s Rumors & Secrets, Jun claims he is only a cogwheel for a greater body under Victor’s leadership, and he’s okay with it; as long as he is able to feed himself and his cat.

     Mr. Charles "Chuck" Chen 

Mr. Chen is an elderly meek glass artist Evolver who resides in the hills far out of Loveland City. He was featured as Miracle Finder's first episode interviewee for being the first Evolver The Heroine's father had encountered, and became close friends with The Heroine's father. The Heroine reached out to Mr. Chen to make a revisit episode on Chapter 11, and was implied to have known Victor before meeting The Heroine for the first time.
  • Honorary Uncle: Mr. Chen offers The Heroine to call him by "Grandpa Chen" note  since he considers The Heroine's father be a great friend of his.
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Revealed in Chapter 16, and in part of Victor's Rumors & Secrets, Mr. Chen was the initial gift giver of the pair of crystal pocket watches in which Victor gave one to The Heroine, and used the other to protect himself throughout his time travels. Mr. Chen crafted these two pocket watches with time space minerals, and gave these pair of watches to Victor mainly as one, a Good Luck Charm, two, it may work well with Victor's Evol powers, and three, Mr. Chen sees Victor as the successor of The Heroine's father—who is able to protect The Heroine in her father’s place, unveil the mysteries surrounding Evolvers, and for Victor’s determination to strive for the best future for all humanity.
  • Only One Name: An interesting example. Mr. Chen is only known by his surname in the Chinese original, while only a given name on English localization; making him having a westernized full name when combined.
  • Time Travel: Mr. Chen holds the ability of opening up a personal room linked within "The Black Cabin"—the grand central of time space. Making Mr. Chen one of the key players over the course of the main story.
    • Entering and exiting this room will either effect the time pacing, and or location in his true time; mostly a Year Outside, Hour Inside consequence, or Teleportation; but may result in random Time Travel on unlucky days. Mr. Chen has little control over this matter, so people may come out of his space room Year Inside, Hour Outside if lucky. If Mr. Chen and or his guests wants to go back to their own timeline, he usually has to open and close his room door a couple of times until he gets to the right setting to drop his guests off.
    • As story progresses, Mr. Chen gradually understands the way his room flows around the Black Cabin by memorizing rhythm, timings, and parking stations such as, by Victor’s insistence, Victor’s Souvenir restaurant to ensure the safeties, and anonymities of Mr. Chen, Heroine, and Victor whenever they are time traveling, to drop his guests off more efficiently.
    • He was initally unaware the "extra room" in his house was his superpower, and made that room one of his glass art studios; Mr. Chen then slowly adventured out to experiment with the minerals produced in that time space to create glass/crystal art projects.

Kiro’s Allies

     Yuan "Savin" Shen (Shin) 
Kiro's showbiz manager.

     Liu 
EVOL Power: Teleportation
Kiro's hacker friend.
  • Funetik Aksent: Liu’s most recognizable trait is his heavy accent.
    • In Chinese region servers, he frequently uses Mainlander phrases such as “咋/zǎ,” like “wat” standing for “what,” and the Taiwanese play on the phonetic accent of “偶/ǒu” as his way of saying “我/wǒ;” as in “I” or “me.”

Key Societal, and World-Class Organizations

The Police Special Task Force (STF)

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The nation's Secret Police specifically in charge of handling conflicts between Evolvers and normal civilians.

     In General 
  • Fisher King: Under Leto's command, the STF stands Anti-Evolver. Once Leto is deposed with Gavin installed as commander, the STF turns neutral.
  • Just Following Orders: Members of the STF must abide by their commander's orders, especially when under Leto's direct orders. Otherwise, they will be eliminated by the hands of their own teammates.
  • Muggle Power: The STF maintains the social norm for regular humans by taking Evolvers, who causes social discord, into custody and secretly eliminates them.
  • Secret Police: The STF is the city’s underground police department created specifically for taking cases in relation to Evolvers. Members of the STF pose as ordinary police officers assigned to regular police stations around the city, and officers who are not part of the STF does not have the authority to question what missions STF members would carry.

     Commander Ji-Zhong “Leto” Liang (Sakaki) 
  • Deal with the Devil: He makes a deal to serve the Black Queen in hopes of getting rid of evolvers and to be the most powerful human being in the world but at S1.C34, Leto was eventually devolved into nothingness by her for going against her wishes and outlived his usefulness.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: His true agenda is to eliminate evolvers.
  • Karmic Death: The Black Queen devolves him into nothingness after he attempts to steal the White Queen’s powers for himself to conquer the world.
  • Un-person: Under Leto's command, the STF holds the secret task of eliminating all Evolvers that are in their custody. And whichever STF agent doesn't follow his orders will be killed off as well.

The New Weapon Project (NW)

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An EVOL research and developmental laboratory funded by the nation's Pro-Evolver military force. Though not the focus point during Season One, the organization became proactive since Season Two, and are revealed to be experimentation-hungry probers fascinated with Evolvers.

     Gavin's Father 

The Gray Rhino Organization

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The largest Anti-Evolution organization that emerged in the Season 2 timeline.

     Joker 

The Black Swan Organization

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The world's largest Pro-Evolution organization who believes the emergence of Mutants as the sign of humanity's next superior form of evolution.

The Black Swan Organization is split into two major branches—“The Twelve” under the direct leadership of “The Chief / Leader” of the organization to maintain order of the entire organization, and “The Board of Directors,” who has the authority over the researches, business partnerships, politics, and outreach towards the public.

     In General 
  • Arc Villain: They are only for the first 18 chapters of the story, they became the antiheroes later.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: To advance the evolution process in a faster pace, the organization conducts experimental projects on the children and young adults of the current generation in hopes they can rule as Superhuman Evolvers, reproduce offsprings as born winners, and pave a new way of life for the future of human society.
    • Lucien was the first child Muggle -to-Evolver subject without any transmissions or contacts with a natural mutant, while Kiro was a later child subject with contact and genetic transmissions from a natural mutant, in his case, was The Heroine.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": As how Season Two runs, The leader of the organization is codenamed as “BOSS.”
  • Fisher King: By default fate, the organization would aim for the supremacy of Evolvers. But by Season Two, with Victor being installed as leader of the organization, and The Heroine as Victor’s right-hand-lady, Victor reforms the organization as a Pro-Evolver and Pro-Evolution organization with the interest of maintaining a harmonious and respectful relationship with the general public by taking full control of both The Twelve and Board of Directors, as well as either expelling or suppressing members with Super Supremacist ideologies. Members who doesn’t like how their new leader runs business would leave the organization on their own terms. As of date, amongst members of The Twelve, only Ares (Lucien) is known to leave the organization.
  • The Group: They are part of the evol conspiracy and possibly had started it.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: With the exception of their dragons, The leader of The Black Swan Organization does not reveal their identity to anyone. This is because the appointed leader is usually a globally-recognized individual of high status and power.
  • The Men in Black: The organization holds the dress code of wearing at least one piece of black colored clothing, styles and outfit arrangements can be self-expressed. The anime showed Mooks wearing the standard suit coordination.
  • The Social Darwinist: The core belief of this organization is to rise on top of the evolution chain to lead humanity to a new level of prosperity. They also acknowledge those who cannot survive the process of evolution will perish. As the organization found breakthroughs and methods to evolve the human race, they will do whatever they can to push the evolution process to fruition; based on their place within this story, they place their investments to force evolve all humans into Evolvers. To live or die is all on each individual human.
  • Super Supremacist: The organization believes Evolvers are the superior form of normal humans. Humans who cannot evolve into Evolvers will eventually be rejected by nature, thus the organization will not waste their resources to save Muggles who cannot become Evolvers.
  • The Syndicate: The organization holds multiple resources, and branches on a global scale. Members are organized by EVOL power statuses with squads ranging in fields performing abductions, assasinations, business partnerships, experiments, researches, and politics.

The Black Swan Twelve
The Black Swan Twelve, known simply as “ The Twelve,” are the 12 most powerful Evolver members of The Black Swan Organization. Each member have a specialized field of proficiency, and are required to take on missions by consensus between the 12 members.

     In General 
  • Legacy Character: The codenames of The Twelve is set to pass down to future Black Swan members whenever any members of The Twelve is unable to continue to stand in their position.
    • The current Twelve listed below are all 2nd generation members. Among the first generation, only traces of “Helios” was mentioned.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: As of current in-game story development, the twelve members are not completely revealed. Each member of The Twelve will hold meetings between required members depending on their missions.

     Ares 
EVOL Power: Power Copying
True Identity: Lucien Xu

  • Affably Evil: He talks with respectful and indifferent towards his colleagues at B.S. and to the public.
  • The Dreaded: Ares is one of the most feared in the organization for his EVOL powers, and his cold, indifferent persona.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Behind the curtains, he does everything in his reach to protect Mc out of love but won’t show it to her.
  • Evil Genius: Ares' field of research is the mechanism of The Queen's EVOL; which is why he chose neuroscience as his main field of expertise, and is capable of developing medications to recover memories.
  • Forced into Evil: Ares was the first successful Muggle -to-Evolver subject who had no choice but to serve the organization due to the organization killing off his parents to make him their test subject.
     Artemis 
EVOL Power: Acid Mist

A female agent in charge of information gathering and assasinations.


  • Alpha Bitch: Is one of the high-ranking members at B.S. but very ruthless and cold towards her minions and her enemies. She even has no trouble to kill them if she has to.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Has long dark hair and is very aloof. She is very serious and is focus on her missions. She was able to to scare Mc and her underlings due to her cold aura and high-ranking in Black Swan.
  • Dark Action Girl: Dresses all black and is ruthless to her victims.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Due to being raised under Black Swan’s ideology, Artemis is unable to understand why Lucien is willing to change himself and the world for The Heroine’s sake.
    • In one of the Rumors and Secrets, Artemis couldn’t understand the the concept of unconditional trust. Therefore, she can only see the relationships of The Heroine and Lucien as some kind of mutual agreement between the two.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: In a way, she is towards to the Mc. While Mc is kind and selfless, she is arrogant, cold and wears black clothing.

     Hades 

     Helios 
Alter Identity: Kiro Zhou


Other Members
     Anole 
EVOL Power: Master of Disguise
An estranged member who sides with The Black Queen to execute her plans.

     Hephaistos 
Helios’ subordinate and good partner.

     Hypnos 
EVOL Power: Dream Weaving (with slight Reality Warp capabilities), Time Travel, Time Recap
True Identity: Yi "Cyril" Zhuo
Alternate Name Readings: 卓以 (Traditional & Simplified) Zhuó Yǐ [ZH]
A former member of The Black Swan Organization who The Black Queen recruits to safe-keep her past self from advancing forward.

Neutral Organizations

     The Time Administration Bureau (TAB) 
An administration made up of Time Master and Time Travel Evolvers based within the grand central of time space—The Black Cabin to look after The Multiverse.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence / The Chosen Many / Dimensional Traveler: All members of the TAB are Evolvers scouted from different time spaces for their Time Master and Time Travel EVOL abilities. Depending on their skill levels, members are assigned to different ranks and positions of service. The higher one officer is ranked, the more dimensions one can access.
  • Guardian of the Multiverse: Highest ranked officials of the administration are assigned to this. The only person currently known in this position is Victor. No, he doesn’t like this job one bit. But he knew he has to take it.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Whenever the administration finds a troublemaking Evolver breaking the laws of time a little bit too much, the profiles of those suspects will be sent to their administration central for evaluation. If the qualifications of the suspect is fit to be a TAB officer, Moderators will be sent to scout them. Victor is one beefed, juicy, very-qualified, yet menacing rare gem who needs to be force scouted if he doesn’t comply with their offer. Because the more destinies he attempts to screw, the more havocs for the multiverse, and headaches for the administration to deal with. For the benefit of the full multiverse, the administration’s best move is to “mandate him to serve” the TAB. Lucky for the administration, Victor eventually agrees by his own will.
  • Temporal Paradox: The usual work TAB officials has to deal with. The fewer amount of timelines one Time Moderator has on his hand to oversee, the more cautious he has to be. Because every move, and words one officer executes will affect the course of many timelines.
    • Victor and Time Moderator Zero have the mutual agreement of playing with the paradox. Victor’s goal is to meet all requirements to break The Black Queen’s "Groundhog Day" Loop; including his MacGuffin collection quest, nudging the time it takes for events to rollout to meet the loophole, and evolving his powers to his fullest. While on Zero’s end, is tasked with the mission to make sure Victor’s powers are ripen so that the TAB can induct Victor as their TAB General; as Victor is destined to be. Meaning, it is Victor himself who made all of his in-timeline incarnations strive for the TAB General position he is in.
  • Time Police:
    • The Time Moderators (or Time Observers in English localization,) are the lowest ranked officials of the administration stationed within individual timelines to oversee the events of that timeline, and make sure events perform as that timeline intends to rollout. When a timeline is jerked out of course, they will rewrite the timeline back to how that timeline should flow, and will report the Time Travel suspects to their base.
    • Implied in Victor’s Rumors & Secrets and revealed in manual, Time Moderators holds the authority to place Time Travel troublemakers into “detention” by locking suspects up in a space somewhere out of their timeline without their consent while Moderators fix up the timeline. Those who seriously defied the laws of time with criminal intent will be locked up for life in space prison. This was done intentionally to place Victor and Mr. Chen, along with Mr. Chen’s crafting tools together in the same space so that Mr. Chen can help repair Victor’s pocket watch.
    • Moderators also scouts, and escorts new meats for the administration.
  • The Watcher: The primary job of the administration. Depending on their ranks, each officer takes on different amounts of timelines and or universes to look after.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Current manuals are not completely clear with their biological, EVOL, or Temporal Paradox mechanisms as of yet, but TAB members seem to be immune from aging. Victor is noted to have stayed in his TAB position for at least ten-thousand TAB years to await for the timeline containing The White Queen (Game S1 timeline) to show up, and come to fruition so that he can descend to that timeline to give The Heroine (White Queen) her chance to save her world.

The Queen (Walking Spoiler)

     Black Queen 

One of the main antagonists of the story. The Black Queen came from the worst results of the future Heroine, where her love-interests has either disappeared from her life, or has betrayed her good wills; with the rest of humanity not appreciating her actions as well. This heroine has crossed the Despair Event Horizon to the point where she opts to escape from reality, and sets up a time loop specially for her past self to relive the best parts of her life over and over again, all the while attempts to destroy the rest of humanity.
  • The Chessmaster: Utilizes estranged Black Swan members, Anole as her dragon, and Hypnos as The Heroine’s time-loop gate keeper.
  • Cute Is Evil: The Black Queen has an angelic appearance thanks to her being The Heroine herself; a girl who is capable of attracting 5 powerful Evolvers as love-interests, and estranged members of The Black Swan Organization to do her bidding.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears an elegant black dress and is a cruel, ruthless girl.
  • Driven to Villainy / Hope Crusher: Due to her devolution powers, she has no choice but to lead humanity into the void.
  • Good Girl Gone Bad: She was once a present-time Heroine who worked hard in evolving herself into The Queen of Evolvers and saved humanity. But the unacknowledgment from her world disheartens her to the point of making her manifest the power of devolution.
  • Humans Are Insects :She plans to get rid of humanity after they went against her.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Of Lack of Empathy variant. The world of The Black Queen has unacknowledged her for too long and too much that she no longer cares about anyone except for herself; no matter what her powers does to the world. Hence, The Black Queen would be glad in confronting the individuals who has ever sinned against her, such as Lucien. Post S1.Chapter 25 world merge, The Heroine caught a glimpse on how The Black Queen often invites herself to wherever Lucien is at to haunt him on how he doesn’t have the guts to kill her as long as she is connected to The Heroine. Making it clear that The Black Queen doesn’t mind in seeing Lucien suffer for understanding she is one of the incarnations of the person whom he loved and emotionally strained, especially when they both know the emotional tortures Lucien has done to her.
  • Shadow Archetype: Both physically and figuratively. The Black Queen is the physical embodiment of The Heroine from her worst future who, from her suffered experience, came to possess the powers opposite of The Heroine—Devolution. The more positive, evolving, and powerful The Heroine becomes, the negative, devolving, and powerful The Black Queen will become.

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