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A list of characters from Project Nemesis, Island 731, Project Maigo, Project 731, Project Hyperion, and Project Legion.

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Maigo Tilly

Jon Hudson

  • Action Dad: He becomes this for Maigo's clone, officially adopting her.
  • Battle Couple: He and Ashley Collins become this over the course of the first book, and stay together throughout the series — though they don't get married until late in the series.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He can't bring himself to propose to Ashley, mostly due to him being unsure of whether he'll be a good husband or remind her of her abusive ex.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a government agent, but his slacker attitude initially belies this. Getting thrown into crises increases his competence, which he himself acknowledges in later books.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He responds to most situations with sarcasm.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Endo are forced to work together on multiple occasions, and Jon hates it.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: He temporarily takes over Scylla's body with Maigo's help.
  • Nice Hat: Jon's trademark headgear is a maroon beanie which he uses to hide the fact he's going bald.
  • Not So Different: He narrowly avoided being killed by his own father when he was a child, an experience that enables him to emphasize with Nemesis when he learns the truth of her past.
  • Promotion to Parent: He takes in Maigo's clone at the end of the second book, and formally adopts her at the end of the third.
  • Psychic Link: Following the end of the first book he possesses one with Nemesis, which is transferred to Maigo.
  • Sex for Solace: How he and Ashley consummate their relationship, to recover from the trauma of Nemesis's first attack.
  • The Slacker: Until Nemesis appeared, Hudson and his agency were a laughingstock at the DHS. As such, he considered his job to be one big prolonged vacation.

Ashley Collins

  • Action Girl: She's a former sheriff who took self-defence training after being abused by her ex-husband.
  • Battle Couple: She hooks up with Jon by the end of the first book, and fights alongside him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was abused by her ex-husband, which led her to leave him and become a cop.
  • Fiery Redhead: At least in the heat of action, she tends to be action-oriented.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: When pinned down, she knees Lilly in the backside to knock her off.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: Jon finds a positive pregnancy test in her trash and immediately assumes it belongs to Ashley. He berates her for trying to hide it from him in front of everyone before she manages to inform him that it actually belongs to Cooper, who wanted to keep it a secret from Watson.
  • Sex for Solace: How she and Jon consummate their relationship, to recover from the trauma of Nemesis's first attack.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Initially she didn't care much for Jon, but surviving Nemesis' rampage together caused her to fall for him.


  • Cowardly Lion: He's not a field man but ends up tossing bricks at a super-powered Gordon when he attacks their headquarters.
  • Geek Physiques: He's quite obese and is their tech support.
  • Mission Control: He stays at the HQ coordinating the on-field agents.
  • The Smart Guy: He keeps the technology up to date and running, along with being closer to a sterotypical geek.


  • The Lancer: While Collins is Hudson's hypercompetent fighting co-worker in the field it's Cooper that makes sure things run smoothly behind the scenes and handling, or cutting, red tape.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: As the DHS-P goes through its first real case, Nemesis, Hudson starts to see a softer side to her.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's normally aloof, but has a softer side that occasionally shows through.
  • The Stoic: While she does have emotions, she doesn't usually show them.


  • Ace Pilot: Dude can fly helicopters like nobody's business.
  • Cool Old Guy: At sixty he's the oldest of the team, had a few tours in Vietnam, and is not afraid to constantly flying his helicopter very close to Kaiju. He also seems to respect Lilly more than Maigo, teaching her how to pilot the Cool Plane between books.
  • Cool Plane: Well, helicopter. At first it's an old red-painted chopper, but after it's destroyed he gets a gift-wrapped military helicopter, painted red. In the third book he gets his hands on a prototype supersonic VTOL.
  • Dirty Old Man: He started teasing Maigo about being a woman and is labeled 'dickhead' in her head when Jon and Ashley are 'father' and 'mother.'
  • Older Side Kick: Sometimes gives advice like a parent, has first say when it comes to piloting but mostly follows the younger Jon's lead.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: Averted he easily keeps up with different types of helicopters and has zero issues with a supersonic secret jet.
  • Team Dad: As a retired Marine and the eldest member of the crew, his experience is a solidifying factor for the DHS-P crew.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a fan of teenage pop artists apparently.

Mark Hawkins

  • Action Dad: The events of Island 731 turn him into one, with him adopting Lilly.
  • Happily Adopted: He was taken in by Howie Goodtracks, a member of the Ute reserve.
  • Heman Woman Hater: Has a few vibes at times, such as selecting the less bad ass or experienced Jon for a field mission in Project 731 over Collins, Lilly and Maigo.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He accidentally insults Lilly when they meet for the second time, prompting her to coldly leave him for dead.
  • Promotion to Parent: He takes Lilly in after the events of Island 731.
  • Properly Paranoid: He's paranoid that the DARPA and G.O.D. won't stop looking for him and Lilly. He's right.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: He was thoroughly trained in tracking and hunting by his foster father, and became a park ranger.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He took on a grizzly bear that he could have let walk away. He won, but the bear nearly killed him and gave him a nasty scar on his chest as a reminder. Howie gave him a What the Hell, Hero? speech that led to him taking a sabbatical to find himself.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Used a bow and arrow to fight Gordon in Project Maigo seemingly useless but each arrow was actually explosive.

Maigo Hudson

  • Action Girl: She has superhuman strength, speed, and durability, and is not afraid to use her powers to protect those she cares for.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: When Endo bullies Jon and talks smack about Hyperion, Maigo shuts him up by pulling rank as Nemesis's first Voice and making it clear that her being Hyperion's Voice is the only reason Nemesis is still alive.
  • Bash Brothers: She and Lilly make an effective team, both of them possessing superhuman combat abilities. They also consider each other sisters in all-but blood, and frequently hang out together outside of missions.
  • Cloning Blues: She acknowledges that she isn't the original Maigo, though Jon wonders if it's secretly troubling her.
  • The Conscience: She tried her hardest to temper Nemesis' Black and White Insanity with compassion and empathy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She picks up on Jon's wry sense of humor. For example, in Project 731 when Woodstock wonders why Nemesis hadn't eaten them over the course of the first two books, Maigo mutters that she thought he wouldn't taste good.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Throughout the first book she struggles against Nemesis' bloodlust, and despairs when she fails to stop herself from eating people.
  • Genetic Memory: Presumably how she possesses the original Maigo's memories, as well as those of Nemesis Prime. She retains a psychic connection to Nemesis that is only severed when Endo takes her place as the Kaiju's Voice.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Despite being physically human she retains superhuman strength, speed, and durability surpassing even that of Lilly.
  • Heroic Host: She tried to temper Nemesis's rage with empathy to the point where when she was expelled Nemesis felt incomplete without her. In Project 731, she attempts to return to Nemesis and function as this again, but Endo takes her place instead.
  • Im A Monster: While she's a little smug about her powers, the fact that she was once a part of Nemesis and remains mentally connected to her causes her a significant amount of grief. Specifically, she's terrified that she'll undergo a metamorphosis like General Gordon did.
  • Literal Split Personality: She originally existed as a voice in Nemesis' head, until she was given a body of her own.
  • Lovely Angels: In the epilogue of Project 731 and the early part of Project Hyperion, Maigo and Lilly team up due to both of them possessing superhuman abilities.
  • Necessary Evil: Maigo is livid that Jon would readily agree to kill Nemesis, arguing that her former self is capable of defending mankind from threats nothing else can, even if it means sacrificing those caught in the crossfire.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Her original self died at the age of 13. Nemesis metamorphosed into a monster at approximately the age of 18, and Maigo 2.0 is physically 16 when she's expelled.
  • Pro-Human Transhuman: Despite retaining superhuman abilities as a result of having once been a part of Nemesis, she fights on the side of the humans.
  • Psychic Link: She possesses one with Jon due to his actions at the end of Project Nemesis, and well as with Nemesis. The latter is mostly severed by Endo becoming Nemesis's Voice.
  • Sharing a Body: Maigo's relationship with Nemesis up to the end of Project Maigo, where she is reborn as a human.
  • Supernatural Angst: She's physically 16 in Project 731, with all the teenage issues that go with that, but not only does she have to deal with puberty but the memories of having been a 350 foot-tall revenge-obsessed monster with a taste for human flesh.
  • Vague Age: Hudson's best guess regarding her physical age when she separated from Nemesis is 16, though he admits that's only an estimate, and several years pass between then and the end of the series.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her rage over her past self's murder occasionally synchronizes with Nemesis' bloodlust, and when it does, look out.

Katsu Endo

  • Anti-Villain: He's an assassin, but not completely remorseless. That said, he suppresses whatever remorse he feels to get the job done.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He grew up in Japan watching the likes of Godzilla and Gamera. Now, he gets to live it, and he loves it.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He's willing to betray anyone in order to facilitate his goals.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Alessi reveals that Katsu became the chief shareholder of a company. Said company was Zoomb, which he used definitely illicit means to seize control of. However, he's a rare benevolent example, since he makes Jon his successor before merging with Nemesis.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Jon, and to a lesser extent the other DHS-P personnel. He doesn't think of them as enemies per sae and genuinely respects them.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Kendo works alongside both the villains and heroes to achieve his goals, changing sides like shirts. Ultimately, he proves a force for good.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: He keeps his true loyalties secret from everyone, though Jon eventually figures him out.
  • Professional Killer: In the first book, he works for General Gordon. In the second book he works for Zoomb. In the third book, he works as a double-agent for GOD. His job: disposing of people.
  • Smug Snake: He's a little too smug about his impressive skills.

General Lance Gordon

  • Big Bad: He's the main antagonist of the first two novels.
  • Dirty Old Man: When Nemesis was still human, he considered commissioning a second clone of Maigo for... personal use.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: He acquires a taste for human flesh once his metamorphosis kicks in.
  • If I Can't Have You...: He wants to add Nemesis to his army of monsters, but failing that he intends to kill her.
  • Lightning Bruiser: After his metamorphosis he becomes insanely strong, fast, and durable.
  • One-Winged Angel: The heart transplant he got from Nemesis slowly transforms him into an 8-foot-tall miniature Kaiju.
  • Psychic Link: Transplanting Nemesis's heart grants him a psychic link to her, which is severed by Jon at the end of the first book.
  • Sanity Slippage: Endo notes that while Gordon was always a ruthless psychopath, transplanting Nemesis's heart caused him to become increasingly bloodthirsty and sadistic.
  • Shooting Superman: He develops a black exoskeleton that renders him immune to bullets.
  • The Sociopath: He is ruthless and remorseless in his actions, leading to his subordinates being terrified of him.
  • Transhuman Treachery: After his metamorphosis begins, he completely abandons his humanity.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Project Hyperion reveals he was one to Zachary Cole.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Developed a reputation of having Endo dispose of people he no longer considered useful.

Maggie Aessi

  • Action Girl: She's more than capable of taking care of herself in a fight, which is why she and Collins get along so well.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Mephos and some of his fellow Ferox take turns impersonating the late Maggie Aessi in order to shepherd Jon's progress.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: She takes over the operation of her brother's company.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She's Katsu Endo's half-sister. Or at least she was. She died years before the series started, and was impersonated by a trio of Ferox, one of whom was also operating as Zachary Cole of GOD.

Alico Brice

  • Cloning Blues: He has a number of clones.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He was in charge of GOD's bioweapons development devision. More than that, his original self was one of the people who established Island 731, making him directly responsible for the events of the Island 731 novel.
  • Heel–Face Turn: One of his clones was flawed (read: possessed a conscience), causing him to defect to join the FC-P team.
  • Mad Scientist: He is a sociopathic scientist with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, in charge of GOD's experiments on animals and bioweapons development.
  • The Sociopath: Most of his clones are without empathy for other living things, enabling them to carry out grotesque experiments with no inhibitions.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Cole says as much of him after he's killed. It's later revealed he's lying - or at least talking about that specific clone.

Zachary Cole

  • Dead Person Impersonation: Mephos and some of his fellow Ferox take turns impersonating the late Maggie Aessi in order to shepherd Jon's progress.
  • Enemy Mine: He proposes a temporary alliance between GOD and the FC-P in Project 731, and again in Project Hyperion.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As the director of GOD, he's indirectly behind the events of Island 731 as well as Project Nemesis. With the revelation that he's actually a Ferox, he and his kind become this for the entire series.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Project Legion he and GOD side with the FC P in order to combat the Aeros invasion.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He teleports the overloading Bell to the Aeros homeworld and blows it up, sacrificing himself to wipe them from existence across the multiverse.
  • Humans Are Warriors: All of his morally reprehensible actions have been to foster this trope.
  • Necessarily Evil: Cole frames the deplorable actions of GOD in this light in Project 731.
  • Running Both Sides: As Zachary Cole, he is the director of GOD, responsible for numerous atrocities. As Maggie Aessi, she is head of Zoomb and one of Hudson's closest allies.
  • The Sociopath: He is described as one by Alico Brice.
  • Start X to Stop X: He is a firm supporter of fighting fire with fire.
  • Stout Strength: He's described as being a squat man in a suit coat, but he can more-than hold his own in a fight.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: It's revealed in the penultimate book that he's a Ferox named Mephos — the inspiration for the demon Mephistopheles from the legend of Faust.
  • War Hawk: He exposes the notion that war and violence are necessary for evolution.



Shared tropes:

  • Big Dumb Body: In Project 731 and Project Hyperion, it's revealed that without a host the Gestorumque have slower reflexes and lack fighting skills.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: Their glowing membranes, which contain an explosive fluid.
  • Giant Equals Invincible: Subverted. They are able to withstand a M.O.A.B. with their armor on, but if their lower skin is exposed they can be easily taken down.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: The Kaiju were engineered with the intention of exterminating the native inhabitants of the worlds they are sent to.
  • Kill It with Fire: Should you pierce their membranes, the fluid inside with ignite with the force of a small nuclear bomb.
  • The Symbiote: The black exoskeletons of Nemesis Prime, her clone, and her offspring are formed from a symbiotic fungus. They also function as a pseudo-Meat Puppet for their Voice by way of Sharing a Body.


  • Attack Reflector: In the second book she uses her wings to reflect Karkinos's self-immolation blast back at him and slice him in half.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Her tail is tipped with a trident-shaped spike which she uses to stab and/or slash her opponents.
  • Black and White Insanity: She has Nemesis Prime's torture-induced instinct to punish all injustice, no matter how minor. Those who get in her way are expendable.
  • Bloody Murder: The glowing orange blood-like fluid contained in the membranes explodes with the force of a small nuke when it reacts to oxygen.
  • Breath Weapon: She can vomit globules of the explosive orange fluid, an ability Hudson dubs "Scorching Contempt".
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Nemesis's "Stage 4" form has wings that she can use to refract and focus sunlight into a deadly weapon, but in order to do so she has to shed her "Stage 3" form's exoskeleton and becomes vulnerable to attacks.
  • Dark Action Girl: She is a female kaiju driven to punish those she deems guilty, no matter how minor the crime.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: If anything, she's the lesser evil of the dangers she faces.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her fingers are tipped with enormous claws.
  • Genetic Memory: She possesses Maigo's memories as well as Nemesis Prime's, due to her genetic link to both.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she is stripped of a human "soul", her eyes glow orange.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She may be the lesser evil, but make no mistake that she will screw you over in her rampages or battles, especially if you've done wrong.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She was created when a fetal clone of Maigo Tilly was injected with Nemesis Prime's genetic material, and initially resembled an adult version of Maigo.
  • The Heavy: In the first book she causes the majority of the devastation, but Gordon is the main antagonist.
  • Horror Hunger: When still maturing, her ravenous appetite leads her to devour thousands of people.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: A lot of her victims she intentionally kills are those who had it coming.
  • Light Is Not Good: When she sheds her armor and uses her wings, that's a clear sign you're about to get vaporized.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Surprisingly agile for something the size of a small skyscraper.
  • Male Gaze: Both Gordon and Dr. Kendra Elliot ogle her T&A when she still looked human. The discovery she was starting to grow a tail acted as a mood killer.
  • Merger of Souls: She is compelled to absorb another human should her original "Voice", Maigo, be removed. The soul that replaces Maigo is Endo Katsu.
  • Metamorphosis: In the first book Nemesis starts out looking like an 18 year-old Japanese girl, then rapidly transforms into a massive black-armored beast.
  • Necessarily Evil: Her existence becomes this with the revelation that other monsters exist.
  • Not Quite Dead: She seemingly succumbs to her wounds fighting her "siblings" and the military at the end of the second book, but in the third book is revealed to have entered a hibernation-like state to recover.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: She is driven to kill those who she deems guilty. Those who get in the way are collateral damage.
  • Puny Earthlings: Nemesis initially takes a very contemptuous view of humanity, considering them to be prey at best. Maigo's influence softens this outlook such that Nemesis begins attempting to avoid collateral damage in her fights.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Nemesis horrifically kills thousands of people - innocent and otherwise - to avenge Maigo's death.
  • She Is All Grown Up: When Nemesis still looked human, Dr. Kendra Elliot laments that Maigo would have grown into a shapely young woman had she lived. Gordon calls her out on staring, then does it himself and makes plans to commission another clone for... personal use.
  • Sword of Damocles: Nemesis' very existence causes the global crime rate to plummet and various wars to abruptly grind to a ceasefire.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After she assimilates Endo, she becomes proficient in martial arts.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In Project 731, without Maigo's consciousness to guide and focus her, Nemesis reacts to threats more slowly and only has a few moments of cunning.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Yes, Nemesis ate a lot of people in the first book, some of whom deserved it and most of whom didn't, but she tried to make quick kills. In the second book she's neccesary to stop the other monsters and typically disabled them with a purpose before finishing them. Without Maigo to temper her rage and bloodlust in the third book, Nemesis is suddenly a lot crueler and drags out kills.
  • Was Once a Man: She started out as a clone of Maigo Tilly, which was spliced with the genetic material of an alien monster as an embryo.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Initially Nemesis is defined solely by instinctual rage and bloodlust, but over time Maigo's consciousness begins asserting itself in the form of emotions like love, compassion, and kindness. Nemesis is initially confused and disgusted by such weak emotions, but by the end of the first book comes to accept Maigo's presence within her.
  • Wings Do Nothing: While she can't use them to fly, her wings are covered in feather-like scales can be used to focus sunlight onto a single target.


  • Back from the Dead: He and the rest of Nemesis Prime's offspring return in Project Hyperion, having been cloned by G.O.D. Of them, he's the only one to survive fighting with Lovecraft and Giger.
  • Bash Brothers: With Typhon out of his brood. As well as as a clone with Giger in a later book.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Has a scythe-like blade at the end of its tail.
  • Distaff Counterpart: He is described as being a bulkier, male version of Nemesis.



  • Heel–Face Turn: Not of her own will but she teams up with Nemesis by mind control.
  • Threatening Shark: She's explicitly stated to have a head similar to that of a hammerhead shark.



  • Ugly Cute: invoked He's stated to have a face like a reptilian pug, and be cute in a horrific fashion.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His unrelenting desire to kill Nemesis, coupled with the sheer difference in size and fighting ability, resulted in his death.


Nemesis Prime

  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Well, not "evil" per sae, but ruthlessly dedicated to justice no matter how many innocents die in the process? Hell yeah!
  • Black and White Insanity: She was tortured and genetically manipulated into instinctively punishing all injustice, no matter how minor, and even if it meant wiping out entire civilizations.
  • Cloning Blues: The Aeros made at least one clone of her, dubbed Neo-Prime.
  • Driven to Madness: A hostile alien species called the Aeros captured her and turned her into a monster to wipe out their enemies, the Ferox and Atlantide.
  • Long Dead Badass: She died millennia ago, but was powerful enough to be feared and worshipped as a goddess.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: Prime is the mother of Karkinos, Typhon, Scylla, Drakon, and Scrion.
  • Monster Progenitor: Her children are similar-but-different to her.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Unlike her children and clone, Nemesis Prime has three tails.
  • Physical God: She was worshipped as the goddess of vengeance by the ancient Greeks.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Artwork of her for Colossal Kaiju Combat reveals her bioluminescent areas are more red than orange.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is spelt as both "Nemesis Prime" and "Nemesis-Prime", with the former being the most-utilized.
  • Torso with a View: The end result of her battle with Hyperion left her with a gaping hole in her body.
  • Truly Single Parent: Nemesis Prime's offspring were born asexually, which raises some interesting questions for Nemesis's future.


  • Breath Weapon: It can spit a tar substance that neutrilizes the explosive membranes of Nemesis. It is also handy for binding and blinding enemies when in a pinch.
  • Combat Tentacles: It has a face like an octopus, complete with tentacles.
  • Cthulhumanoid: It was created using Aeros genetic material, giving it a cephalopod-like head. Its body is gorilla-like, and it has large wings.
  • Expy: It's described as looking identical to Cthulhu, though it's not an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Giant Flyer: Lovecraft's wings normally can't be used for flight, instead being used as a shield to block attacks. If it voids the majority of her bulk, however, it becomes flight-capable.
  • Healing Factor: It can regenerate minor injuries.
  • Lamprey Mouth: It has a round mouth ringed with teeth.
  • Shout-Out: Hudson names it after the cosmic horror author Howard Phillips Lovecraft, positing that the Ferox collaborated with its namesake's writings in an attempt to install a fear of anything with tentacles for a face in mankind.


  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It has a long, segmented tail tipped with a sharp blade.
  • Metamorphosis: Like Nemesis Prime and her offering, it can shed its exoskeleton to assume a smaller, sleeker, but no less deadly form.
  • Lightning Bruiser: With its thin build and sharp tail it can run circles around enemies before cutting them up.
  • Shout-Out: Lilly named it as one to Hans Rudolf Giger, the artist who designed the Xenomorphs.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: It bears a strong outward resemblance to the Xenomorphs from Alien, hence its name.



Lilly Shimura

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Upon reaching physical maturity she laid a trio of eggs that hatched into cat-like creatures.
  • Action Girl: Being a panther-human hybrid helps the action part. Even as a child, she was fast enough to dodge an axe blade and durable enough to survive falling through a trapdoor and off the edge of a waterfall into squid-crocodile-komodo dragon hybrid-infested waters.
  • Bash Brothers: She and Maigo make an effective team, both of them possessing superhuman combat abilities. They also consider each other sisters in all-but blood, and frequently hang out together outside of missions.
  • Blood Knight: She was bred to instinctively delight in combat, something she tries to suppress.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: She angsts to Joliet that since she reproduces asexually there's no point in getting laid, and the only people who would be interested in her anyways would be "a total freak. Probably one of those Furry pervs".
  • Cat Girl: She is a female human-panther chimera, though she has a several other non-feline and non-human traits mixed in.
  • Cool Big Sis: She nominates herself Maigo's big sister, and they only become closer after Maigo's powers are no longer kept secret.
  • Covert Pervert: She likes watching 1970's pornography because the people were hairier back then.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She attacked Mark and Brey when they intruded on the old lab she was using as a nest, and coldly dismissed Mark when he accidentally insults her. However, they later develop a loving father-daughter relationship with one-another.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's lightning-fast and super-strong, but she lacks the durability of General Gordon.
  • Happily Adopted: She was adopted by Mark Hawkins and Avril Joliet. She later comes to consider Jon and Ashley to be her uncle and aunt, and treats Maigo's clone like a little sister.
  • Incompatible Orientation: In Project 731, when trying to convey an important message about Nemesis needing a Voice to fight effectively to the others while doped up on painkillers, she giddily quips that she "doesn't swing that way" — Nemesis having tried to choose her.
  • Intoxication Ensues: In the third book, she's put on enough pain medication to make her act high out of her mind, interfering with her ability to convey an important message regarding Nemesis.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Justified due to her looking like a five year-old child at a time, with her fur covering her naughty parts, but Mark thought she was a boy when she first met.
  • Mama Bear: She initially tried to kill Hudson and Collins, thinking they were going to hurt her children.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: She looks like a Cat Girl, but she also has webbed toes, a prehensile tail, gills, and a telescopic tongue.
  • Overly Long Tongue: She's revealed to have one in Project Hyperion. It comes from chameleon DNA and she's embarrassed by it, but it saves her life when fighting a Leshiy - a chimera incorporating human and Ferox DNA.
  • Rapid Aging: She looked five when she first met Mark on Island 731. Six months after leaving the island she looked like a young teenager. By the time she met Hudson and Collins, less than five years later, she looked to be in her late teens to early 20's.
  • Smug Super: The fact that she's faster and stronger than everyone else on the team causes her to become arrogant when she routinely beats everyone at capture the flag. Even as a child she was confident in the inherit superiority of chimera over humans.
  • Sole Survivor: She is the sole survivor of Kaiju's seven children.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: She has gills enabling her to breathe underwater, and webbing between her toes that makes her an effective swimmer.
  • Truly Single Parent: She reproduces asexually, laying a trio of eggs that hatched into felid creatures. Since she has the mind of a teenaged girl, she laments that she'll never be able to fall in love and have kids normally.
  • Younger Than They Look: She's roughly six, but appears to be in her late teens or early twenties.


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She was conditioned to instinctively obey Bennett's commands.
  • The Brute: She is massive and immensely strong, serving as Bennett's attack dog.
  • Dying as Yourself: Mark Hawkins frees her from Bennett's control, and she attempts to avenge her offspring before the bomb inside her is activated.
  • It Can Think: She is part human and sentient, but brainwashed to follow Bennett's commands instinctively.
  • Mercy Kill: With all but one of her offspring dead by her own hands and nothing to look forward to but fighting until she's killed, Mark activates the bomb implanted inside her.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: She has human, gorilla, aye-aye, polar bear, and crocodile DNA, and that's only naming a few species that went into her.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: She has seven offspring, the only surviving member of whom is Lilly.
  • Offing the Offspring: She kills five of her seven children under Bennett's command.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When she is freed from Bennett's control and learns she killed her own children under his command, her final moments are spent making him suffer for what he did to her.
  • Stealthy Colossus: Despite her huge size she's more than capable of sneaking up on people.


  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Especially since each sting implants larvae into the host, which then eat them from the inside out before emerging chestburster-style.
  • Chest Burster: They implant three larva into hosts with their stingers. Said larva rapidly mature, eating the host from the inside out, and emerge fully grown and ready to implant embryos of their own.
  • Giant Spider: They were created from a mix of spider, scorpion, snapping turtle, and parasitic wasp DNA, among other sources. Since they mainly look like giant spiders, they are nicknamed BFS - Big F'ing Spiders.
  • Horde of Alien Locusts: They breed explosively, infecting and consuming everything in their path.
  • Kill It with Fire: Aside from drowning, fire is the only effective means of killing them.
  • LEGO Genetics: The Tsuchi born from Nemesis are colossal, and have the same fungal exoskeleton and explosive membranes that she does.
  • Meaningful Name: As explained in Project 731, their codename comes from Tsuchigumo, a spider-like yokai from Japanese folklore.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Their main weakness is that they can't swim.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: They are spider-like monsters with long tails, similar to a Facehugger, and their offspring assimilate traits of whatever they are implanted into before bursting out of their host.


  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Each wrist can extend three blades.
  • Humongous Mecha: It's an alien war machine roughly the same height as Nemesis.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: It is at least partially biomechanical in nature, as its body is made up of self-repairing metallic cells.
  • Robot Buddy: It's given a mind of its own in Project: Legion allowing it to act independently of Maigo.
  • Shock and Awe: When it's ⅔ charged, it can swap its arm-blades out for electrified prongs.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Once fully charged, its head and arms can change into weapons that have enough firepower to blow a hole through Nemesis Prime's entire body.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: It can teleport anywhere when at full power.

Alternative Title(s): Project Nemesis


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