Tropes present in more or less all goffs:
- Anti-Hero: They're the protagonists, but do pretty evil things like "shooting [Snape and Lupin] a gazillion times".
- Dark Is Not Evil: The author's intention (if she isn't a troll) was to make them dark and gloomy but heroic, which she failed miserably at considering they are generally Always Chaotic Evil.
- "Darkness von Gothick" Name: Evidently, no self-respecting "goff" would go around with names like Harry, Ron, and Hermione. So we get names such as Vampire, Diabolo, and B'loody Mary.
- Emo Teen: What they end up being in practice. They spend most of their time moping around, contemplating self-harm, committing self harm, and occasionally trying to talk each other out of self-harm.
- Everyone Is Bi: Or at least the guys are.
- Goth: Are pretty much the Lone Psycho type at its possible worst. Whether the author intended it or not. Overlaps with Goth Girls Know Magic in the case of the female characters.
- Hollywood Satanism: Represented by gratuitous pentagrams in fashion and the use of "oh my Satan" as an exclamation. It's also consistently spelled as "Stanism."
- Our Vampires Are Different: Generally varies among them. Enoby is seemingly an actual vampire (see below), while Vampire Potter is just a guy pretending to be one.
- Self-Harm: Cutting specifically. Portrayed in a variety of manners, from the thoroughly stereotypical to the downright bizarre ("OMFS, letz have a groop kutting session!11" said Profesor Trevolry).
Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way
- Alpha Bitch: She acts a lot like this, being generally rude, snotty, and followed around faithfully by a clique of other "goffik" people. It's a strange case in which the Alpha Bitch is the main protagonist.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Mostly unintentional (or possibly entirely intentional if it's a troll fic), but Ebony has clearly got... issues. She's got an apparent fetish for violence and sex in public places, displays disproportionate anger and aggression towards people, mood-swinger tendencies, a serious Lack of Empathy towards others and frequently harms herself (sometimes out of sadness, sometimes simply because she's 'bored').
- Anti-Hero: Nothing good she does is ever done for the right reason, making her a Nominal Hero, if not an outright Villain Protagonist. At best, she's a very dark and twisted Unscrupulous Hero.
- Anything That Moves: Though she's more of a slut towards guys; her bisexuality is an Informed Trait.
- Author Avatar: If it's not a parody. To the point where the author occasionally slips up and substitutes her actual name of Tara as one of Ebony's middle names.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Even Voldemort can't take Ebony in a fight, but it's highly irregular for her to actually do anything useful.
- But Not Too Bi: Draco claims that he's bi and she is too, but she's never seen attracted to women.
- Byronic Hero: A rare female example, Ebony is nevertheless a brooding social outcast, often described as attractive, and spawns most of the drama in the story.
- Celeb Crush: Seems to have one on Gerard Way and the Madden brothers.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Typically her first line of defense when confronted by a physical threat (or a situation not going her way). Or anything, really.
- Disproportionate Retribution: When Ebony and "Satan" are making out while taking each other's clothes off and someone tells them that they can't do that (since they're watching a movie in public), Ebony drains her blood. Interestingly, though, the author seems to try to justify the murder, claiming beforehand that the woman was a prep out of nowhere.
- Dude Magnet: "Everyone is in love with me! Like Snape and Loopin took a video of me naked. Hargrid says he's in love with me. Vampire likes me and now even Snaketail is in love with me. Why couldn't Satan have made me less beautiful?"
- Fan Hater: Ebony's hatred of "preps". As far as she's concerned, anyone who doesn't wear black, shop at Hot Topic and listen to the emo bands she likes, is obviously a Hilary Duff fangirl who wears pink and shops at Abercrombie & Fitch. Yes, even the male characters considered "preps" are essentially Hilary Duff fangirls.
- Flipping the Bird: She puts up her middle finger a lot, often unprovoked.
- Goth: Seems to think she is and very frequently states she's one. She most closely resembles the "Lone Psycho" variety, though she's actually got quite a large group of friends and admirers...for some reason.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: She's a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, although she actually rarely uses any magic.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She gets ticked off very easily, even by her friends. When she doesn't start crying Tears of Blood, that is.
- Has a Type: She seems to like guys that (in her opinion) resemble Gerard Way. Or any of the musicians she's a fan of.
- She talks enthusiastically about how hot gay guys are, then accuses Draco of having AIDS (or "AIDs") when she thinks he's cheated on her with Vampire, even though she drinks human blood with her cereal.
- She claims to not be a slut, yet she has an orgy in the penultimate chapter.
- Snap and Loopin take footage of her naked. This is treated as wrong. When Snap and Loopin are naked and having sex in the hallway (while Dobby is watching!), she takes a picture and threatens to blackmail them with it. This is not treated as wrong (though to be fair, A Taste of Their Own Medicine rarely is).
- She has been cheating on Draco on a number of occasions, and no one really cares when she does. But when Draco did that with Vampire, she instantly chews him out, calls him a "fuker" and everyone backs her up on this. Double Standard, indeed. In fact, Draco wasn't even cheating. He indicates that he and Vampire used to be in a relationship years ago but have since broken up long before he got with Ebony. Which just makes her even more of a hypocrite.
- I Have Many Names: Let's see... Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, Enoby Nut Marry Su OK, Enoby, Ebony Dark'ness Dementia TARA Way, just to name a few.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She says that she has blue eyes "like limpid tears..."
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: After wasting a gazillion bullets on Snap and Loopin, Ebony only damaged the lens of their camera.
- Improbable Weapon User: During the scene where Enoby stabs Snaketail in the heart, Tara forgot that Enobyy was holding a gun, and not a knife, meaning she stabbed Snaketail in the heart with a gun.
- Inexplicably Awesome: Ebony has no backstory — she might just as well have fallen out of the sky and landed on Hogwarts grounds just before the start of the first chapter.
- Informed Attribute: Draco mentions once that she's bisexual, despite her showing no sexual interest in girls throughout the whole story. (This might have been an error in Tara's proofreading; most likely meant to have written Vampire instead.)
- Informed Ability: She is too good at too many things, but it's never shown what she is good at. In Chapter 22, it is revealed she is also the only person who can kill Voldemort, but after this reveal, nothing is shown on why she is the chosen one. The only place she actually does anything is in bed with someone else.
- It's All About Me: What little coherent characterization and dialogue is present paints Ebony as unbelievably self-centered.
- Jerkass: She's prone to swearing up a storm and Flipping the Bird on a whim towards... just about anyone, really. And that's when she's in a good mood.
- Kaleidoscope Eyes: Probably unintentional. In Chapter 22, her eyes are "crimson", yet three chapters later they're back to "icy blue". It's possible she wears crimson contacts like the boys, though.
- Large Ham: She's almost constantly ranting about something, often with lots of swearing involved.
- Living Emotional Crutch: To Draco. When she refuses to talk to him after she finds out he used to be with Vampire, he kills himself (he gets better).
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places:
- Draco and Ebony have their first time by the Forbidden Forest, after he drives her away from the concert in Chapter 3 in his flying car (though it never mentions Draco landed it).
- The Forbidden Forest probably borders the very outer limits of "normal" (much less the possibility of doing it while floating in midair). But a classroom where a class is in session just isn't the right place to make love.
- She later does it in a coffin.
- At one point in Chapter 12, Ebony and Vampire find each other in a crowded Hogwarts hallways and, according to Enoby, "jumped on each other and started screwing each other." They stop when Professor McGoggle yells at them.
- In Chapter 38, when Enoby and Satan are on their date at the movies, she actually begins to write it out like a typical My Immortal sex scene in a crowded theater until a woman interrupts them. After that, they just leave the theater, Tara apparently forgetting about the clothes they took off and never put back on.
- Meaningful Name: Besides the Ebony Dark'ness stuff, she (and the story) clearly lives up to the "Dementia" part.
- Mood-Swinger: Made all the more... interesting by Tara's Beige Prose hardly ever giving a clue as to why she, for example, suddenly becomes very angry, even though it's written in first person.
- Oh My Gods!: Frequently says, "Oh my Satan!" Which can get confusing when an actual character called Satan (teen!Tom Riddle) turns up. And occasionally, in later chapters, she substitutes the word 'cross' for 'pentagram' (because shes a Satanist, get it?). This results in sentences like "He looked like a pentagram of Gerard Way and Marilyn Manson" and so forth.
- Our Vampires Are Different: The only effects her vampirism seems to have are her immunity to bullets and her habit of drinking blood. She says she can be killed by a steak and a "c-r-o-s-s", but at another point in the story seems to forget about the cross and wears cross earrings.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Slits her wrists roughly every three chapters with no apparent ill effects. Maybe all the blood she drinks makes up for it?
- She actually does drink a glass of red blood whenever she slits he wrists to top herself off after the blood loss. Either that or she drinks the blood that she's bleeding.
- It's also possible that as a vampire, she isn't as affected by blood loss or heals quickly, though it never actually states this. And this may be asking too much of the writing.
- Overly Long Name: Her full name is Ebony Dementia Dark'ness Raven Way. And this isn't even counting the alternate spellings of her first name
- Parody Sue: Likely, due to being the main character of a possible Troll Fic and her Common Mary Sue Traits can't be taken seriously. She also inspires quite a few other Parody Sues based on her character.
- Psychic Powers: Has rather useless visions and can send "telepathetic massages" using her vampire powers.
- Pūnct'uatìon Sh'akër: Assuming the apostrophe in her name is meant to be there and isn't a comma that died of despair in the previous line.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She's got black hair with red and purple streaks and pale skin, and is said to be quite beautiful.
- Remember the New Guy?: Most of the Harry Potter characters appear to have met Ebony sometime prior to the story. Word Of Satan even tries to explain why Draco is Out of Character by saying that he already knew her. Oddly, averted with Harry himself, creating one of many continuity problems (apparently, Harry was in her "goff" band before they first met).
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: "Why couldn't Satan have made me less beautiful?" It doesn't help that her actual physical description makes her sound rather unattractive.
- Tears of Blood: Cries these around once per chapter, on average.
- Temporary Name Change: Her middle name changes to Tara at one point, then it goes back to Raven.
- Textual Celebrity Resemblance: She describes herself as looking similar to Amy Lee ("and if you don't know who she is, get the hell out if here!"). note
- Unlimited Wardrobe: She never seems to wear the same outfit twice, goes clothes shopping several times and gives very lengthy and detailed descriptions of all her goffick clothes.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Supposedly, she can't even spell out the word "c-r-o-s-s". She can apparently also be killed by steak.
- Yaoi Fangirl: "bi guyz r sooo sexah!11"
- Adaptational Heroism: Draco was a minor villain for most of the Harry Potter series and even allies with Voldemort in the later books. Here, he is one of the main protagonists (though considering how most of them act, this may not be saying much); he also never becomes a Death Eater and is in fact kidnapped and threatened by Voldemort on a few occasions.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: To the point that he barely resembles his canonical depiction (which is saying something considering how OOC virtually all the characters are). In the Harry Potter books and film, Draco is, to put it mildly, a racist, elitist snob who regularly bullies other students, thinks Muggle-borns and hybrids being mistreated or even killed is amusing and ends up joining the Death Eaters (though he does come to regret that last one). In My Immortal, Draco is a lot more sensitive and empathetic; while he's still prejudiced against Muggles and also hates preps, he never really engages in any of the horrible acts he does in the books and is devoted to his girlfriend.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the source material, he is sworn enemies with Ron, Harry and Hermione. Here, they all get along quite well; in the case of Harry/Vampire, they even used to go out and are now best friends.
- Amicable Exes: With Vampire. They were a couple, now they're best friends.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: When he and Ebony get busted for having sex in the Forbidden Forest and the teachers demand an explanation, Draco dramatically proclaims "BECAUSE I LOVE HER!"
- Bi the Way: Was in a relationship with Vampire before hooking up with Enoby.
- Bound and Gagged: Implied (VOLFEMORT HAS HIM BONDAGE!).
- Cool Car: A flying black Mercedes-Benz (with the number 666 on the license plate).
- Distressed Dude: Voldemort threatens to kill him throughout the story if Ebony does not kill "Vampire" Potter.
- Draco in Leather Pants: A literal example, when he actually wears pants.
- Driven to Suicide: Twice, apparently. The first time, after Voldemort's first appearance, he gets mad at Enoby for not telling her about it. The second time, after Snap did it with him, Enoby doesn't show him sympathy. He gets better after both times with no explanation.
- Fantastic Racism: Probably the only trait he has that's remotely in character is that he's still prejudiced towards muggles.
- Gag Penis: He's hung like a Stallone.
- Love Martyr: To Ebony. No matter how badly she treats him or how many other guys she chases after, he never blames her for any of it and remains besotted with her.
- Prelude To Suicide: Ebony can tell that Draco is running "in a suicidal way".
- Seme: To "Vampire"'s Uke. Though given how both of them seem to cry and slit their wrists 90% of the time...
- Shrinking Violet: Very shy compared to the source material to the point where it goes into straight up Moe territory.
- Understanding Boyfriend: To Ebony...which is quite impressive considering she's dubiously sane at best and has cheated on him at least twice.
- Unexplained Recovery: Inexplicably reappears in the story after Dumbledore says that he's dead. Twice. The first time it appears that Volfemort has him bondage. The second time he just appears when Ebony is looking for him.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting:
- Seems to be capable of it in Chapter 15, in which he apparently infiltrates Ebony's advanced Biology class disguised as a pentagram (yes, really) who then proceeds to turn into a black guitar, and then back to his usual form.
- He's also turned into a door once.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Ebony likes to go on about his "goffick red eyes" note a lot "which revealed so much depressing sorrow and evilness".
Harry "Vampire" Potter
- "Awesome McCool" Name: While his real name is still Harry, his nickname is Vampire, which is cool in a gothic way.
- Bi the Way: Has relationships with both Draco and Ebony.
- Cool Car: Oddly enough, he has a flying black car, too.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Both to Draco and Enoby as they preffer each other over him.
- Manly Tears: Subverted. Not only is he crying and slitting his wrists all the time, he also cries when Snoop is about to torture him. Remember, men never cry out of fear. Then again, he's bi, remember, and "bi guys are so sensitive".
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite being called 'Vampire', he's about the only member of the main cast who isn't one. He's just a Vampire Vannabe.
- Perma-Stubble: "He had a manly stubble on his chin."
- Uke: To Draco's Seme. Though given how both of them cry and slit their wrists 90% of the time....
- Vampire Vannabe: He's not actually a vampire. He just "love[s] the taste of human blood".
B'loody Mary Smith/Maya (Theoretically Hermione Granger)
- Abusive Parents: In Ghost of You According to Raven, "this is possible because it is never implied that it's NOT true''.
- Ambiguous Situation: Whereas she's a vampire or "evil" (or both). Neither the fic proper nor its Spiritual Sequel truly answer this question
- Anti-Hero: Like Ebony, she's made out to be a good guy but she (apparently) kills Willow among other bad stuff.
- Changeling Fantasy: Her real parents were actually pureblooded vampires who died in a car crash and she was kidnapped at birth.
- Gratuitous Japanese: She comes over as a way for Tara to demonstrate of her bad knowledge of Japanese.
- She greets Enoby with "hajimemashite" - you wouldn't say this to someone you've known for a while and are good friends with. It's an introductory greeting.
- "Kawai" would probably be pronounced closer to the word "kowai", which means scary.
- In Name Only: The real Hermione is a bookworm, obsessed with getting good grades, and is someone who is clearly her own person. In My Immortal, she doesn't touch a single book and is almost scared when Enoby assumes she is a prep.
- Although when she confesses to killing Willow (and Loopin then doing it with her body), her emphasis on Willow's being expelled as more important is a hilarious moment of actually being in-character.
- More so in Ghost of You where she is basically Enoby, just with a "tragic backstory" added.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She's apparently either a vampire or "evil".
Misspellings: B'loody Mart, Boldy Mary
- Abusive Parents: Her father raped her and her brothers "nd stuff".
- Author Avatar: For Raven, who is supposedly a co-writer and editor for the story.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Implied. The story describes her as being "thin enouff to be anorexic" but also having "really big bobs".
- Out of Focus: Was originally Ebony's best friend. Later chapters have this role given to B'loody Mary.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Her getting expelled from Hogwarts and then being killed off was the result of a spat between Raven and Tara. Then they made up and Willow comes back.
- Unexplained Recovery: As stated above, Willow's unexplained revival one chapter after being murdered and having her corpse screwed.
- Abusive Parents: His father raped him and his siblings "nd stuff".
- Composite Character: Merges Crabbe and Goyle with Fred and George.
- Out of Focus: Diabolo shows up early on as Ebony's bandmate and gets a couple appearances, but never actually does anything and more or less gets forgotten about later on.
- Related in the Adaptation: Crabbe and Goyle are Weasleys for some reason.
Navel/Nevel "Dracula" LongbottomGoff who first appears in Chapter 17. Turns out, he was adopted and his real parents were vampires who dyed in a car crash. Because of that, he turned to "Stanism". On two occasions, his name is misspelled as Dracola. OOC.
Ginny, Sedric, Fred and GorgeAll make brief, inexplicable cameos. It's not clear if Ginny and the above-mentioned Jenny are supposed to be the same person. Sedric isn't actually in the story proper, but is mentioned in an author's note in which Tara confusedly refers to him as though he had been in the previous chapter. She appears to have gotten him confused with Hagrid.
Tom RidDespite the name, this is apparently not an incarnation of Voldemort. He is a shop assistant (in a 'goffik' shop, of course) who befriends Ebony & co, and who keeps certain items of clothing hidden under the desk so that only the real 'goffs', and not the 'posers', can get them for free. We're betting he doesn't have any idea how capitalism is supposed to work. He makes only a couple of appearances, and then Tara seems to forget about him completely.
The Death Deelers may, or may not, bear any similarity to the Death Eaters from Harry Potter canon.
- Death Dealer: Geddit? Averted since they don't use cards as weapons.
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: OOU example; dramatic readings often comment on "Vlodemort and da Death Dealers". That they first show up disguised as My Chemical Romance doesn't help.
- Latex Perfection: The masks they wear to disguise themselves as members of My Chemical Romance.
- Master of Disguise: Voldemort and his flunkies successfully disguise themselves as Gerard Way and company on at least two occasions.
Voldemort/Tom Satan Bombodil
In his youth, he was called Tom "Satan" Bombodil / Andorson. Ebony travels back in time to seduce him into loving her so that Voldemort would be less evil. And it's revealed Tom Bombodil is also a goff. And he has a goffic band called XBlakXTearX consisting of Lucian, Serious Blak, James Potter and Snap. They all went to school ... in the 1980s. Tom also knows everything that will happen in the future despite not overtly having any divining ability. When the Dumblydore of the past wants to punish him and Ebony for being Satanists, they quickly jump into Ebony's time machine and end up in the present. Here, Tom Satan Bombodil changes into his future incarnation, Voldemort, and teams up with Snap and Loopin to kill Ebony. Obviously OOC.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: As Tom: "He wuz wearing a blak ripped up suit wif Vans."
- Big Bad: He is theoretically the main villain and plot-starter, but he doesn't actually do anything except show up, yell at Enoby, then leave.
- Bi the Way: His younger self was in love with Hedwig (who is here a goffic blonde bi guy, not an owl), and has no qualms about having sex with Draco and Harry. Doubles as Depraved Bisexual because it was adult!Voldemort all along.
- Composite Character: Played straight in that the Bark Lord and "Tom Bombadil" are the same people, and inverted by making Tom Rid (see above) a different character.
- Cool Car: Tom "Satan" Bombadil/Andorson (Voldemint's past self) owns a car that looks just like Darko's (which Ebony comments on in the narrative).
- Creepy Crossdresser: In one chapter, it is stated that Ebony could "hear his high heels clacking".
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He got wrecked by Ebony self-made curse "Crookshanks" despite having her under imperius.
- Deadpan Snarker: Implied to be the case with him giving Enoby a "Dude ur so retarded" look at her not realizing he hath telekinesis.
- FaceHeel Turn: Went from being a "goff" to a "prep", which is this in Ebony's world.
- Although just how 'prep' he is in the present is debatable - although he wears all in black and high heels, it's obvious that "he wasn't gothic", is apparently a scary, which appears to be a 'goffik' trait (""OMG you guys are like so scary!" said Britney" [sic]), cries tears of blood and has a tragic past in which his "hearth" is "borken", he's still a prep by Enoby's standards. It becomes something of a Necessary Weasel - the reader can see that Voldemort is 'dark' and therefore a good candidate for goth-hood, but the author/Enoby calls him a prep because he is the Big Bad, and preps are the ultimate form of evil.
- Fashion-Victim Villain: He is such a prep that he wears high heels.
- Harmless Villain: In the fic itself, he only threatens Ebony, but does not follow up on his threats.
- Knife Nut: After his second attempt to infiltrate the MCR concert Vlodemort threats the heros with the knife instead of magic.
- Loophole Abuse: Appereantly in this fic Voldemort is still afraid of Dumbledore, so he procedes with his plan just without looking at him.
- Love Makes You Evil: "When Voldemint was in Hogwarts before he became powerful he gut his hearth borken. Now do you fink he would still become Volxemort if he was in love?"
- Mind over Matter: Apparently, he "hath telekinesis".
- Offstage Villainy: The only person he's killed is Hermione's mother and that was in a bit of redundant backstory.
- Psychic Powers: He hath telekinesis, which lets him read minds.
- Rage Against the Heavens: At some point he exclaims "Allah Kedavra". In effect it means "Let God be destroyed" in a mixture of Arabic and Aramaic.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Although he speaks in Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe, he also gets a "dude-ur-so-retarded" look on his face.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Post-time travelling shenanigans, when Enoby expresses concern when he cries.
- Vader Breath: When he is described as "Darth Valer" he is noted as having a raspy voice, and his quote has ellipsis.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Most of his appearances result in him running or flying away on his broom.
- The Worf Effect: Like in the books, he is a notorious dark lord of sorcery. Everyone's terrified of him and insist convoluted time-travel schemes are the only way to defeat him, though he never seems to prove his threatening reptuation and gets his ass kicked multiple times, mainly by newcomer Ebony. Shouting, "Crookshanks" is enough to completely incapacitate him.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: "I hath telekinesis." he answered cruelly. "And if you doth not kill Vampire, then thou know what will happen to Draco!" His past self, Tom Bombodil, does not possess this weird trait, but instead talks in the same broken English Ebony and co use.
Misspellings: Voldemont, Volsemort, Volcemort, Voldemprt, Vlodemort, Volzemort, Volxemort, Voldremort, Voldimort, Voldement, Volfemort, Voldemint, The Bark Lord, The Dork Lord, Darth Valer, Tom Bombodil, Tom Andorson, Stan
Snap and Loopin
Snap seems to be the leader of the duo and comes up with most of their plans. Snap also operates solo multiple times in the fic. When Ebony travels 'back in tim', Snap is revealed to have been a close friend of Serious, Lucian, James Potter and Voldemort/Tom 'Satan' Bombodil. But he betrayed them by possessing James and causing him to shoot off Lucian's arm, which Ebony prevented when she encountered them in the past. Loopin is more of a follower and enjoys masticating to stuff.
- Adaptational Villainy: Loopin/Lupin in particular. He definitely wasn't a "pedofile" or "necphilak" in canon.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Canonically, Snape and Lupin are not fond of each other, with Snape in particular being very hostile towards Lupin due to his association with Sirius and James, whom he often clashed with. In My Immortal, there's no hostility between them whatsoever and they're romantically involved with each other.
- Anything That Moves: And, in Loopin's case, some things that don't. They're both very sexual.
- Bad Boss: Snap was stated to be "boss" in past goffs band. It didn't stopped him from possessing himself and forcing Samoro to shoot off Lucian's arm.
- Butt-Monkey: Loopin seems to be very unlucky. A good example is when he is tortured for something that only Snap was guilty for.
- Cardboard Prison: No matter how many times they are sent away to St. Mango's or Abkhazian, they keep coming back.
- Composite Character: Inverted with Snoop in Chapter 30. Apparently his name is just "Snape" (when it's spelled right) and there's a completely different guy named "Serverus", who was probably supposed to be Sirius.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "And Loopin was masticating to it!". 'Masticating' means chewing.
- Demonic Possession: When Ebony travels into the past, James Samaro Potter attempts to shoot Lucian's arm off with a knife. Later, Tara tried to imply Snap made James do this by possessing him, but she actually made James say Snap was possessing himself.
- Depraved Bisexual: Both of them are into Enoby, Draco and Vampire (and, of course, each other), are (supposed) pedophiles, and Loopin appearently likes to rape corpses. Yet, in spite of all of that, the only reason Enoby doesn't find them hot is because they're preps, and Loopin is shocked at Enoby's foursome. Says a lot more about the heroes' sexual depravity than theirs', honestly.
- Evil Duo: There's two of them and they're "death dealers".
- Harmless Villains: They spend more time doing it with each other in the Great Hall (With Dobby watching!) than anything else, and only seem to pose a serious threat on one occasion.
- I Love the Dead: Loopin is allegedly a "necphilak", though it's unclear whether he actually did screw Willow's corpse because Willow appears unharmed in the next chapter.
- In Name Only: Snape and Loopin are constantly called preps by Ebony, even though neither of them wear preppy clothing or listen to preppy music.
- Informed Attribute: A single author's note tells us that Snape/Snake/Snap/Snoop/Snipe's a Christian, but the idea is never mentioned or hinted at again.
- Informed Flaw: Ebony calls them pedophiles, but since she's seventeen and therefore A) not biologically a child and B) over the age of consent, which is sixteen in the UK, their perving on her, while reprehensible, is not pedophilia and they show no hints of actual pedophilia at any point. Plus there's the fact that, in the Potterverse, under wizarding law the age of adulthood is seventeen.
- Irony: Snape's "prep" status, since he's arguably one of the most "gothic" characters in canon.
- Made of Iron: Snape and Loopin are barely fazed when shot a gazillion times by Ebony; indeed, Snap's minor hand injury in the aftermath of the skirmish is attributed to Dumbleydore's wand.
- Matryoshka Object: Snap possessing himself.
- The Mole: Snap when he was a "poser".
- The Snack Is More Interesting: Loopin prefers to "masticate" while Snap videotapes Ebony in the bath.
- Unholy Matrimony: They're a couple.
SnaketailThe "fat guy who killed Cedric". He tortures Draco and asks to have sex with Ebony, since "in dis he is sixteen yrs old so hes not a pedofile ok". She stabs him in the heart and he runs around while bleeding to death. In a rare demonstration of continuity, he actually stays dead (or at least isn't mentioned again). Probably based on Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail from the real Harry Potter series, but the only things that indicate this is that he killed Cedric.
- Big "NO!": Does one (shouts, "No!") upon being stabbed in the heart.
- Bondage Is Bad: He "has [Draco] bondage", which is seen as bad.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Being stabbed in the heart with a gun qualifies.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being Death Dealer it is clearly stated, that he is not pedophile. Judging from his screams he also hates preps.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Readers are warned, that this specific chapter will be "scray" though.
- Fat Bastard: He's fat and he killed Cedric and kidnapped Draco.
- High-Pressure Blood: When he's stabbed, blood pours out "like a fountain".
- Killed Off for Real: As mentioned above, he is about the only character who stays dead after being killed.
- Love at First Sight: He has never seen Enoby before, but in the middle of the fight he has with her and Vampire, he confesses his love towards Ebony. He even went as far to ask Ebony to have sex with him.
- Love Hurts: Literally.
The Black ManPossibly one of the Death Dealers. He makes brief apperance in Ebony's vision, when he shoots Lucian and Serious.
- Angry Black Man: He's seen violently attacking Serious and Lucian.
- Cool Car: He has a red one, which he uses to "run away" after hit.
- Expy: Of Blade, since he's black and hunts vampires.
- Kick the Dog: He mercilessly guns down two goffic men despite their pleads.
- Scary Black Man: He shoots down Serious and Lucian in the vision.
- Token Minority: He's the only black person in the entire fanfic.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After a brief appearance he is never seen again.
Most likely based on the Ministry of Magic from the real Harry Potter series.
- Lawful Stupid: Well, at least they try to come off as lawful, even if they fail miserably at it.
- Light Is Not Good: They are preps, so...
- The Cavalry: Surprisingly. Trevolry mentions off-handedly that he was coming to "help every1" during the climax of the fanfic.
- The Cavalry Arrives Late: What probably would have happened if the fic actually continued, assuming Tara wouldn't have forgotten that he was coming.
- Gender-Blender Name: Played straight and averted. Sometimes he is called Cornelia, but other times he is called Cornelio.
- Hanging Judge: He is not above imprisoning people for having "kancer".
- No Indoor Voice: All his lines end in exclamation marks.
- Obligatory Swearing: Especially considering Cornelio's original last name was Fudge, which is often seen as the Goshdangit To Heck version of fuck.
- Unfortunate Names: If his last name really is 'Fuck'.
Doris Rumbridge/profesor BridgeAn associate of Cornelia Fudge. She first appears at Hogwarts to yell at Dumbledore that his Alzheimer's is a danger to the school. When Ebony returns from a trip to the past, it appears that Doris Rumbridge became the principal. She also sends Professor Sinister to "Azerbaijan" for being "too goffik" and brings Dumbledore back to teach her class (about 15 minutes after he left). Assuming she's supposed to be Dolores Umbridge, doing something remotely nice for Dumbledore is really the only part of this which is out of character. But then again, Dumbledore is evil in this fic (most of the time), so maybe it's in character for her after all.
- Adaptational Heroism: Oddly enough. In this version she not only recognizes Voldemort as a threat, but actually puts an emphasis on student welfare and avises the clearly senile Dumbledore to retire (or "retry", as it is). Thus, she is more of an angry Knight Templar than the monster she was in the books.
- Culture Police: She sent Professor Sinister to "Azerbaijan" for being "too goffik".
- HeelFace Turn: In this fanfiction she appears fully dedicated to helping defeat Voldemort, a far cry from her canon self.
- No Indoor Voice: Whenever she talks, it's in all caps.
After his transition to Goff, he paints the 'Grate Hall' black (but apparently painted it pink first). He also tries to befriend Ebony and the other Goffs, but is shouted at because he is a 'poser' (someone who tries to be Goth, but really isn't). But he's seemingly a good guy from that moment on.
When Ebony travels back in time, Albert Dumblydore's hatred for Goffs is much worse than in the present time. It was so bad, that he sent any Goff he saw in the school to Akazaban.
Unlike his canon counterpart, this Dumbledore isn't concerned at all about the war between good and evil. He even lets his students rot at the hands of Voldemort if he doesn't like them. He is also quickly intimidated by students who shout at him. Heavily OOC.
- Atomic F-Bomb: "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!"
- Baguette Beatdown: Albert delivers one to Volsemort and his minions after second MCR concert hijack using loooooong, black bread.
- Big "NO!": "Ebony, it has been revealed that someone has - NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite his poser attitude and attempts to impress goffs he is still a hardened, Avril Lavigne loving prep.
- The Corrupter: He "corrupts" Rumbridge in one chapter, whatever that means.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Dumbledore is willing to leave Draco at Voldemort's mercy, because he always misbehaved in school.
- Evil Laugh: "He laughed in an evil voice."
- Felony Misdemeanor: Ebony and friends are shocked that Dumbledore dares to have different tastes in music than them. And in their minds, this depravity obviously eclipses the number of times he has saved the lives of sympathetic characters.
- Harmless Villain: Spends more time chasing off Vlodemort than anything, and in an Avril Lavigne cape, no less.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: He's a prep, then a goff, then a poser, then a prep again, then a goff again.
- Hero Antagonist: Once you get over the fact that he's a poser, he's really not that bad a guy.
- Hidden Depths: An accidental example, but he apparently used to play guitar in the 80's since he "shreds" at Enoby and Satan. Either that or he was into snowboarding.
- Incoming Ham: You get 3 guesses as to which line makes him this.
- Jerkass Ball: Acts very mean, but only when he has a headache.
- Large Ham: A huge one (i.e. very dramatic). Arguably the biggest one in the entire story.
- Light Is Not Good: He's an Avril Lavigne-loving prep obsessed with pink, even as a poser. Also a more straight example in his youth than even the other preps, according to the description of his 80's self.
- Mood-Swinger: He goes from "walking in angrily" to "crying wisely" in a second.
- Obligatory Swearing: Again, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!"
- The Obi-Wannabe: While he gives advices, even sounding 'wisely', they just don't make any sense at all.Albert Dumblydore: U c, Enobby. 2 c wht iz n da flmes u mst find urslf 1st, k?
- Unexplained Recovery: His "kancer"(which may be related to his near-constant headaches) is never mentioned again after he escaped from Abkhazian. And how he managed to do that is also unexplained.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Well, it's more like You Wouldn't Like Me When I Have A Headache; Whenever Albert Dumblydore has a headache, he starts acting like a jerk.
Misspellings: Dumblydum, Dumbeldore, Dumbelldore, Dumbledum, Dumbldore, Dumbledor, Dumblydor, Dubleodre, Dumblehor, Dumbeldork, Dumblydore, Dubblydore, Dubledork, Dumbledork, Dumbledark, Dumblewhore, Dumbledoree
- Acrofatic: Despite the weight of his original counterpart, Hargrid is agile enough to fly on a broomstick to the shop or even sneak undetected.
- Adaptational Wimp: In canon, Hagrid is stated as very physically strong and can withstand spells that are deadly to other wizards. Here, Vampire and Draco beat him up sexily.
- Badass Boast: I MAY BE A HOGWARTS STUDENT... BUT I AM ALSO A SATANIST!
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Really doesn't know which side he's on. In his first appearance, he's a member of Ebony's band. In his second appearance, he seemingly tries to scare away Snap and Loopin (who are harassing Enoby) by confessing that he is a Satanist. Later in the story, he tries to poison Ebony with an Amnesia potion (probably amortentia potion, which in the real books is a love potion). In the end, he seems to be on Enoby's side again.
- Flying Broomstick: Possesses one of those, but it doesn't seem to fly. That doesn't stop him from using it to run outside.
- Large Ham: Again, I MAY BE A HOGWARTS STUDENT... BUT I AM ALSO A SATANIST!
- Love Redeems: It was stated,that he was a prep and picked on Ebony and other goffs (despite being member of their band), but when he fell for Ebony he decided to convert to satanism.
- Not Now, Kiddo: His important news are dismissed, because he's just a little Hogwarts student.
- Piss-Take Rap: Sings a "gothic version" of a 50 Cent song at one point.
- Reformed, but Rejected: He genuinely converted to satanism and saved Enoby from Paris Hilton p - video, but is still treated as a prep.
- Stalker with a Crush: For Ebony, of course. He is seen crushing on her and following her about.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: HAHRID is not very fond of dumbledoree, calling him liar and mean old man, yet they are both rejected posers and are somewhat forced to work together for some time.
Misspellings: HAHRID, Hargirid, Hargrif, Hairgrid
- Atomic F-Bomb: "Class fucking dismissed."
- Cardboard Prison: Sending Professor Sinister to Azerbaijan is not a good way to get rid of her.
- Maybe she was going to be imprisoned in Al-Asad's safehouse.
- Dhampyr: Her mother is a vampire and her father is a human.
- N-Word Privileges: Because she's a goth, she can call Ebony the c-word and mean it as a term of endearment.
- Precision F-Strike: She dismisses her class in order to talk to Enoby with "Class fucking dismissed."
- Sudden Name Change: She is called both "Professor Trevolry" and "Professor Sinister" interchangeably. In Harry Potter, Professors Trelawney and Sinistra are two separate characters, but in the fic it's clearly meant to be the same person.
Misspellings: Sinatra, Sinistor, Siniaster
- Adaptational Villainy: Besides her personality being essentially just a perpetually yelling teacher, she seems to be in cahoots with Voldemint, as she and Snap collaborated to force Enoby to kill Harry.
- Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Using these is her biggest deviation from canon. Just imagine Maggie Smith yelling things like "STOP IT NOW, YOU HORNY SIMPLETONS!" and "You mediocre dunces!"
- Stern Teacher: As in canon, though her Hidden Depths seem to have been eliminated.
Mr. Norris and Filch the catThe "janitor", who owns a cat named Filth/Filch. Mr. Norris apparently is able to see when people hide under invisibility cloaks. The cat might actually be in character. That or Filth/Filch is a human crawling on all fours and meowing and Mr. Norris is a talking cat. One or the other.
(Note: In canon, the caretaker is Argus Filch and his cat is named Mrs. Norris.)
- Cats Are Mean: Filch the cat helps Mr. Norris discover where Enoby and Vampire are hiding.
- Crusty Caretaker: Tara tried to imply this with Mr. Norris, but since Vampire calls him a "preppy little poser sun of a fukcing bich", the act of maintaining his grumpy mood is justified.
- Super Senses: As mentioned above, invisibility cloaks don't work properly when Mr. Norris is around.
Professor SlutbornThe Potions teacher in the '80s. Presumably based on Professor Horace Slughorn from the real books, but is described as a tall gothic man with long hair, instead of short and obese with a bald head like the real character. This makes him OOL (out of look). He makes too short of an appearance to really prove how much OOC he is.
- Oh My Gods!: In the very last chapter he says "Oh my goth", the only character to deviate from "Oh my Satan" or similar expressions previously used in the story.
The NurseThe school nurse. She's frequently seen tending to Egogy in the hospital wing, where she frequently winds up after silting her wrists or getting hurt during one of her misadventures. Presumably based on Madam Pomfrey from the books, but it's hard to tell how in-character she is because she's never named and has no dialogue.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's only ever referred to as the nurse.
- The Medic: Does most of the healing.
- No Name Given: Her name is never revealed.
- School Nurse: Her role.
- The Voiceless: She never speaks.
- Took a Level in Badass: An accidental example, but she is once reffered as the Norse.
Misspellings: Da Norse
- Innocent Bystander: He doesn't seem to be involved in any of the Snake's or Loopin's schemes, but he is there to watch.
Another type of prep is called the 'poser'. Posers are people who pretend to be Gothic, but are preps (usually they dress semi-"gothic").
- Light Is Not Good: Stereotypical preppy fangirls (yes, even the boys) at heart, they are antagonistic nonetheless. Just not much of a threat as Tara hoped they were.
- Ascended Extra: She was originally The Ghost, then the occasional Butt-Monkey, and eventually, she became Ebony's rival.
- Alpha Bitch: She's treated as if she's one, but the reader never actually sees her doing anything really bitchy.
- Butt-Monkey: She is generally picked on and abused by everyone. She, of course, deserves this because she has different tastes in music than the main characters and is therefore evil.
- Dumb Blond: According to Draco, but this was probably because Vampire left him for her.
- Informed Flaw: Being a Dumb Blonde, among a lot of the things she's accused of.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Her breaking Snap, Loopin, and Hargrid out of Azkaban.
- The Rival: Has a rivalry with Ebony.
Serious Blak (alias Hades◊)Unlike Harry's godfather Sirius Black, this man is Harry's "dogfather". Also unlike Sirius, Serious was apparently friends with Snape during their school days considering they were in XBlakXTearX together.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Black Man shot him and Lucian, they were pleading for their life.
- Genius Bruiser: Despite being a hardcore, deprezzed goff, he takes the name of Socrates. Whether or not Tara meant for this to evoke the feeling of "smart" is anyone's guess.
Lucian MalfoyApparently supposed to be based on Lucius Malfoy. In the fic, he's Draco's father and part of XBlakXTearX back in the day. Apparently, had one arm until Ebony changed the past so his other arm didn't get shot off. Needless to say, a good guy in this.
- An Arm and a Leg: Apparently Samoro shot it off with a knife.
- Identical Grandson, or rather Identical Son: Draco, apparently, given how Enoby mistakes him for Draco at one point when she goes back to the past.
Misspellings: Lusian, Lucan, Luciious, Luscious
James "Samoro" PotterVampire's father and a member of XBlakXTearX. Slightly overreacted when Lucian played a song wrong by shooting off his arm, though it later turned out he was possessed by Snap at the time. Is nicknamed "Samoro", a masculine version of Samara from The Ring.
- Demonic Possession: Snap was possessing him when he shot Lucian.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Lucian plays a few wrong notes during a concert, and Samoro responds by attempting to shoot off Lucian's arm. But it was later revealed that Snap(e) used Demonic Possession on Samoro to make him do the above, meaning this trope is subverted.
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: He has a knife that is able to shoot. Granted, it could be a ballistic knife.
Hedwig(g)Voldemort's gay lover from the 1980s and the most OOC in the whole story because Hedwig is a female, presumably straight, anti-Voldemort, alive-in-the-1990s owl in the books. This could be a reference to Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
- Crossover: Possibly with Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
- Gender-Blender Name: Not to mention that Hedwig is an exclusively female name. Unless you want to argue that it's Fridge Brilliance since a lot of goth artists (or at least commonly associated with them) have female names such as Alice Cooper and especially Marilyn Manson.
- In Name Only: To the point that it might be a character from another whole franchise altogether.
- Crossover: With Back to the Future.
- Deus ex Machina: He literally just jumps out from behind a wall and offers to take Ebony forward in time. Yeah.
- In Name Only: His only resemblance to the actual Back to the Future character is the association with time travel. And even then, his "tim machine" is "blak" (while the DeLorean is silver) and apparently small enough to carry on his person, eliminating the possibility that he either repainted the DeLorean or is using the Time Train.
Tara GilesbieTara is the writer of this infamous fanfiction.
- But Not Too Foreign: Claims to live in Dubai, but you never would've guessed based on her writing.
- Can't Take Criticism: Her author's notes are more or less temper tantrums thrown at reviewers as she seems to be convinced that she is the next great gothic writer. Yet again she was likely a pre-teen so...
- Cloudcuckoolander: Considering that she came up with this, yes.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: She correctly guessed that in Deathly Hallows Harry has to let himself be killed, because he is a Horcrux. She's hardly the only person who suspected it, but considering her more surreal ideas about the series, it's impressive.
- The Ditz: If you take the view that the story is a serious work of fiction, as opposed to a Troll Fic, she has to be at least a bit stupid to write it.
- Giftedly Bad: Judging by the author's notes, she thinks that her story is some sort of literary jewel while reviewers tended to disagree. Assuming this was written seriously, of course.
- She hates "homophones" yet calls her haters "gay fags".
- She tries to pass off taking Raven's poster as no big deal, yet gets incredibly upset at Raven taking her sweater.
- Multiple-Choice Past: There have been a number of different people who claimed to be the troll Tara, the real Tara, or to have known her and/or Raven while the story was being written. Though it currently seems impossible to determine which (if any) of these accounts hold any truth.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Gillespie, Gillesbie, etc...
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: While her Emo Teen behavior seems typical at first, Fridge Horror kicks in when you realize she was eleven at the time the story was written. While it does explain how immature she comes across in the author's notes, it gets creepy when you realize that she is writing about sex and suicide at an age where she has barely entered middle school.
- The Unintelligible: The way she writes My Immortal in later chapters.
- Viewers Are Morons: To further convince us that she was very young at the time of writing the story, she feels the need to explain even the most basic details (mostly via author notes) such as "seventh year students are seventeen years old"
- Yaoi Fangirl: Repeatedly interrupts the story to ramble about how "hott" gay men are, and claims J. K. Rowling is a "hamophobe" if Harry and Draco don't end up together by the end of Deathly Hallows.
RavenTara's best friend/worst enemy, depending on the day. She worked as Tara's editor before they had a falling-out. She had several characters based on her. She herself wrote the fanfic I'm Not Okay and latter her final collaboration with Tara, G[h]ost of You.
- Comedy Ghetto: Proudly declares that she hates all comedies in her Fanfiction.net profile. Take a guess as to why.
- Also extremely ironic considering the story's reputation as unintentional comedy gold.
- Embarrassing First Name: She dislikes being named Jenny.
- Emo Teen: She reportedly cuts herself and in the YouTube videos calls herself "the acid bath queen of darkness".
- Flanderization: The fans of My Immortal tend to think of Raven as the Only Sane Man to Tara's Ditz, but (assuming that both of them aren't figments of a someone's imagination) she proves in her own stories and profile page to be at best only a few levels above Tara in terms of ability to write and overall intelligence. In fact, if Tara's "official" YouTube account is of any indication, Raven (if not Jenny's "stage persona") might very well be the crazier and stupider one.
- The Ghost: She's only ever mentioned by Tara in the author's notes.
- Only Sane Employee: She worked as Tara's editor, which stifled some of the Rouge Angles of Satin. After she left, the story got worse.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Something of an inversion. Raven actually has two stories of her own, which while entertaining to read for the the same reasons as Tara's, are by comparison much shorter, written with better spelling and other essentials, and demonstrate better knowledge of the source material.
- Straw Nihilist: "the world is so shitty, why pretend it's not."
JustinTara's supposed boyfriend. She mentions him in the first chapter as well as midway into the story, where she trheatens to having him beat up the critics. Is speculated to be Azer, a boy that shows up in Tara's and Raven's videos.
- Felony Misdemeanor: On both sides. Tara claims that he'll beat up her enemies, but ultimately he was excommunicated by her and Raven because he had the audacity of going to Abercrombie's.
- Only Sane Man: From the videos, he seems to be the least insane of the bunch
"Nredz"In Chapter 25 Tara threatens to have these put "vrtz" in "ur computer".
MedusaA friend or non-flaming reviewer that helped Tara in chapter 42.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Her contribution was fact checking, but given that the chapter includes things like "sand" being a four-letter word for dirt...
SuziAnother friend of Tara that helped her with "an idea" in Chapter 25.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: It is heavily implied Morti Mcfli was said idea.
Introduced in Ghost Of You.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Britney, who she strongly resembles.
- Light Is Not Good: She is a Hillary Duff-loving prep.
Cho "Dementia" Chang
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Has an apartment in Tokyo.