As the NDL has grown and attracted many members over the years, it has become filled with numerous characters, and not all of them are duelists.
- Blow You Away: One half of Alarielle's primary magical arsenal, the other being fire.
- Nature Hero: Alarielle shows certain elements of this.
- Character by LillieBeeXD
Alexis is a 17-year-old girl who inherited wizardly powers from her father born shortly after a Wizarding War called the Shades. Raised by her mother and uncle as a child, Alexis is one of the last wizards left alive after the war. Her uncle was killed in a car accident and her mother has long since spiraled into depression. Alexis left home to seek answers about her father and the Shades and has been traveling ever since and learned one thing: She loves fighting.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her katana, Vastitas, is so sharp, her victims seldom feel any pain from being slashed by it.
- Dual Wielding: Alexis Merryweather carries twin pistols, which are gold-plated, engraved, have extended magazines and are laser sighted for added flash and firepower.
- Katanas Are Just Better: has an absurdly sharp one called Vastitas.
- Little Miss Badass: 16 year-old Alexis, who is sometimes laid back, can quickly become this when the fighting starts.
- Playing with Fire: Alexis is most proficient with fire magic, otherwise having some skill in earth and pretty much none in wind or water.
Basis is the result of a Super Soldier science experiment by S-III that caused him to stop physically aging once he hit puberty (his mental age isn't much better). Lacking all senses of sight, taste, and most smells, Basis was modified to have exceptional hearing as well as Super Strength and stamina. Basis is quite scatterbrained and loves bubblewrap. But his serious Split Personality called Other is far more serious and intelligent and usually comes out when the combat starts up.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Basis is so out there he has a second personality that has to help keep him somewhat focused, albeit at the cost of being more ruthless.
- Killed Off for Real
- Lame Comeback:Basis: You're gonna lose.Malali: Oh, really?Basis: Yeah, really!
- Leeroy Jenkins: Basis has a tendency to ignore strategies and/or sum them up as "Punch 'em in the head, yup."
- Lightning Bruiser: Basis is both superhumanly strong/tough and fast/agile - again, limited primarily to melee attacks.
- Manchild: Basis, although to be fair his body did stop growing during puberty, which in turn is a side-effect of being experimented on before he was even born. Takes the trope more literally than most.
- Meaningful Name: Basis was the first of the basis program, and the one they based the other three on.
Arthur Jayes was just your ordinary everyman with a good upbringing, good looks, and getting ready to take over the family's jewelry business. Then, on a fateful shopping trip with his sister, Arthur Jayes got caught up in the middle of a duel and met the Jacket, a bi-omnipotent being that takes the form of a camo jacket. When Arthur donned the Jacket, he became known as Camo Man (man man man man man) and has been a reluctant duelist ever since.
- Badass Longcoat: It's actually just a jacket, but it's the most badass camo jacket of all time.
- Bag of Holding: The Jacket's pockets contain a variety of weapons and potions for Arthur to use in combat.
- Hammerspace: The Jacket's pockets function as this, though Arthur can only take things out, not put things in.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: The Jacket acts as this for Arthur.
- Unfazed Everyman: Poor Arthur Jayes (first name confirmed as a shout-out). He didn't ask for this.
- Character by D-G
- Demonic Possession: The Carnifex Deum. The sword is the character, while the luckless soul it possesses is merely a useful tool, an ironic reversal of the typical roles of weapon and wielder.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Clief has done such things as faint when delivering speeches and propose ideas such as 'cutting people' to what seem to be doctors, but let's not forget he annihilated almost two entire armies without even knowing it.
- Super Mode: Clief can fuse his mind with Duegan, increasing his physical, mental and magical abilities greatly.
- Character by Fyrestorm
- Plot Coupon That Does Something: The Hearts Of Sin, which Crysis and Zone are seeking, individually grant the latter new abilities on top of the far more potent, united power he's gathering them for in the first place.
- Talking Animal: Crysis and Zone, a squirrel and hamster respectively (the latter is, if anything, not good at shutting his mouth).
- Crazy-Prepared: If the Executioner's plethora of rockets, guns, chainsaws and other weapons and pet hydra don't do the job, then his nigh-omnipotent demon possessor probably will.
- Herr Doktor: Dr Erik Kaufmann/The Executioner is a doctor, and is also German, obvious accent included.
- Mind Rape: The Executioner's more demonic components can seemingly inflict this, but he usually prefers a more direct/bloody approach.
- More Dakka: The Executioner.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Dr Erik Kaufmann/The Executioner is an 8-foot+ tall cyborg Nazi demon tank... thing.
- Omnicidal Maniac: The Executioner, as the name suggests, pretty much just kills things a whole lot.
- Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Dr Kaufmann, a quite insane Nazi when his Demonic Possession isn't making matters worse, is a walking tank with an arsenal large enough to give most superpowers penis envy. And yes, he has a jetpack.
- Super Mode: The Executioner's various transformations approach this, often taking some time to achieve and creating a new weakness, but giving it an immense boost to its abilities in one or more areas (speed/firepower/etc.).
- Swiss-Army Appendage: The Executioner has a few, though they're basically just built-in Swiss Army Weapons.
- Character by Tiger of Wu
- Personality Powers: Emote's forms all use powers that coincide with the emotion she is representing. For example, Love is able to heal herself and others.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:Emote: "Call me Emote, Hatred, or a jackass for all I care. But by the end of the day youll spill your guts and be glad to do it. You cant even begin to imagine what I have in store for you.
- The Medic: Emote in her Love form, demonstrated well in A Night of Death.
Fear is a tormented, twisted mass of souls that takes the form of bright, white fog. Less a character and more a force of nature. Fear's souls are in a constant battle for dominance, and the one winning at the moment becomes the Host, an ethereal recreation of the soul's former body made from fog.Fear fights by placing its souls into inanimate objects and turning them into monsters. If the fog touches you, you die. Have fun.
- And I Must Scream: When Fear devours somebody's soul, their soul is added to the twisted mass and becomes a part of Fear for all eternity, driven mad as all sense of individuality is stripped away and they become a gibbering mass of fog.
- Darker and Edgier: Could be considered this in a meta sense. Corruption's previous characters are all (mostly) harmless and usually play dark situations for comedy instead. Fear is not comedic. At all.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Hell Is That Noise: The wind caused by Fear's appearance leads to people hearing the screams of the souls that comprise Fear.
- Madness Mantra: Fear's Host often has one of these, said with varying tones. The Host is ever changing. The mantra is not.
- Mind Rape: When Fear moves, the wind gusts and nearby people can hear the souls screaming in their minds. Overwhelming terror fills the hearts of anyone in Fear's presence. And when Fear finally eats your soul...
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Fear cannot be killed. The only choice in a meeting with Fear is to run or be devoured.
Ged was once a mortal man, but after death and the experiences of hell he rose free as something... else. He can best be described as a spirit that physically manifests as blood and utilizes crafted Humonculi as a means to interact with the world. This isn't the truth, but it's as close as we can get. His ambition is to destroy his heaven and hell, his methods are not kind.
He is polite about it though.
- Blood Magic: Before all else Ged Tenshi is a blood mage. This combined with his inhuman nature makes him prone to quite a few blood related tropes such as:
- Bloody Hilarious: It is not unusual for the horrific injuries that Ged regularly suffers to be played off for comedic effect, with Ged acting in his casually polite manner despite missing significant portions of his body.
- Bloody Murder: Though not its primary use, Ged's blood can be used in many offensive manners, most commonly as a catalyst for his signature [[Technicolor Fire: black fire]], burning any unfortunate creature coated in it.
- High-Pressure Blood: Because Ged is his blood for all intents and purposes, he is able to remove it from his body at a very rapid pace if necessary. If truly pressured it is not uncommon for him to simply explode in a gore filled burst.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: As mentioned previously Ged physically manifests as blood, he is not limited in the amount, rather it is related to his strength at the time.
- The Power of Blood: Blood can be used to strengthen contracts, ward off the influences of the '''Dark.'''through self sacrifice, and is the fuel for which nearly all of Ged's magic comes from.
- Hellfire: Ged's most basic attack is that of a black fireball, and the dark flame can be seen burning with every spell he casts.
- Magical Eye: Through means unknown Ged has come into possession of eyes that grant him the ability to see across any distance both physical and other. They specifically hone onto the souls of others, shifting in color as they take in the images of what they seek. While the ability is limited in scope, preventable by wards and other means, Ged enjoys giving off the impression that he is all seeing, often teasing his opponents with information he has gathered from afar.
- Necromancy: Despite blood magic being the crux of all his powers, it is through necromancy that Ged has truly made a name for himself. Offensively he gives rise to the undead, golems, and living abominations to use as his army. If things grow desperate he is not above twisting his own shell into some hellish creature.
- Fertile Blood: Ged's blood fuels his necromancy.
- Mind Rape: Ged Tenshi appears to be able to do this to common people, but less so his stronger-minded opponents.
- Really 700 Years Old: Ged Tenshi looks like a fairly normal human (provided you don't pay too much attention to his eyes). He's actually 2,200 years old.
- These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Ged started as a mortal man, and though he became something more, he still had a mortal's basic comprehension of how the world worked. When he gained his Sight, he saw the vastness of the universe and the utter insignificance of his place in it. For a time he broke, acting only on his internal hatred losing his passion for anything greater. Through the long passage of time and his lack of humanity he has overcome this mortal limitation and transitioned into something other.
Ion is an anomaly. Something that shouldnt exist. The product of an accident of the most horrific kind. And that makes him dangerous. Once, in Ions city, Coronas, there existed an organization referred to loosely as The Controllers. They were the law above the law, extending their reach through hit squads known as Operatives. The people of the city never saw them, never knew what they were and knew only that they were deadly and to be feared. Ion would have been one of those, had he got the chance. Operatives are psychics paired together. A resonating pair thinks together, lives together and at the highest levels are almost the same person. Their partner is everything to them, they define each other. Ion was part of a pair that snapped. Psychics breaking was nothing new to the Controllers. It was a regrettable outcome of sending people out to do dangerous jobs. Death broke the connection, and pairs would die together. But when an accident in the machine that changed resonance levels broke Ion and his partner together, somehow Ion survived. It shouldnt have happened, but it did.
- Character by Ultimaodin
Johno is a man with an interesting life. Fighter for hire, criminal, convict, reformed criminal, and finally a rich man traveling the world. In his youth, Johno fought for a living and earned many scars in his battles, but learned many lessons. Now in the possession of a strange stone knife with switches along its hilt of indeterminate function, he travels the world seeking answers to the mystery of the knife, and to questions that nobody has ever asked.
- I'll Take Two Beers Too: Really likes his beer - if he hasn't used these exact words yet it's just a matter of time.
- Knife Nut: Carries a complement of five knives, three meant for throwing.
- Land Downunder: Johno (real name Jonathan Larswick) heavily embodies someone who walked straight out of this trope and into a shrimp-heavy barbecue.
- National Stereotypes: Johno is a barefaced Australian stereotype, written by an Australian author.
- Reformed Criminal: Johno is now out of prison and reformed. Probably.
A member of the Organization, a group of militants fed up with the collateral damage caused by duels, that created him to be the ultimate weapon against the duelists. A duelist hunter. Kalek has had his senses magically tuned to be able to perceive and drawn on the power of the Frequencies - various wavelengths of energy that take on the forms of a variety of magic. However, being treated as little more than a weapon, Kalek has little love for the Organization and prefers to spend his time lazing around or having sex with the ladies.
- Demonic Possession: As Severein Auronis, he had within him the soul of the Demon Lord Lucifer; during A Night of Death, Lucifer finally takes over.
- Inverted when Ambellina used her book to place Severein's soul into Lucifer's body (it's a LongStory) and erased his memories to give him his life as Kalek.
- Improbable Weapon User: During his battle with Ged and Weg Kane, Kalek opens a gateway filled to the brim with salmon. He snatches two of them up and dual wields them against the horde of zombies Ged summoned.
- Hypnotic Eyes: Kat's main and strongest power.
- Eye Beams: A side effect of her Hypnotic Eyes is that she can also fire a powerful laser beam from them.
- Little Bit Beastly: Cat Girl to be exact, she has the ears, tail, and claws of a feline.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Small but mighty, she's also a Waif-Fu and can hold her own.
- The Artful Dodger: She doesn't mind that she's homeless, she's perfectly happy and can handle herself out on the streets.
Lavir was a man down on his luck when a mysterious woman asked him if he wanted to be the Savior of Mankind. Accepting her offer, he found himself one among many in a series of trials to harden himself and become strong enough to be the Savior. However, at the end, as the lone survivor, the woman cast Lavir aside after giving him the Power of Badass - the power to do anything as long as it's awesome - and made Maxwell the Savior of Mankind instead. Lavir has been left embittered and incredibly angry at everything, but especially angry at Maxwell.
- Badass Boast: See his quote above, spoken after he set a coal mine on fire with his own badassery and faced down Colonel Barshka.
- Badass Normal: Lavir was this before he was given the Power of Badass and became an Empowered Badass Normal.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Lavir tends to yell at things a lot while he kicks ass.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Does this frequently and in the Speed Duel Tournament Finals, punched out the Old One himself as an afterthought to fighting Camo Man.
- Dynamic Entry: Rides around on a giant flaming meteor the size of a house for a ride, so he tends to arrive on the battlefield in a blaze of glory.
- Hell Has New Management: Makes a trip into Hell to do some combat training and fights the toughest, most powerful demons there are for his morning exercise. He becomes known as the Demon King.
- Implacable Man: A demon snapped Lavir's neck. He punched himself in the face and got better.
- Memetic Badass: In-universe and out, due to the Power of Badass being subjective.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Destroyed the entire city of Idonkare during his battle with Maxwell in the Brofist of Power.
- The Rival: Is this to Maxwell after Brofist of Power.
- When All You Have is a Hammer : When punching something doesn't solve his problems, Lavir punches them harder.
Luck, as his name implies, was Born Lucky and hasn't stopped being supernaturally lucky ever since. Using his luck to amass a vast fortune in casinos and gambling rings, Luck uses his money to run an information network, believing that knowledge can defeat raw power if you have enough of it. He often conducts studies of other duelists personally, engaging them in combat to learn about their abilities and trusting in his luck to keep him alive to tell the tale afterward. Fights using knives, a spear, arrows, and various concocted poisons to bring his opponents down to his level.
- Character by Tiger of Wu
- Butch Lesbian: Malali. Aesthetically inverted, as she's an Amazonian Beauty.
- Crazy-Prepared: Malali has excellent fighting skills, various magical abilities, a series of arrows ranging from standard to godly, a dragon-scale sword complete with dragon she can summon (under the right conditions), demon-possessed kama who have many higher abilities she can barter for, and a small vial of liquid which takes her Over Nine Thousand. Recently, she added a war-hammer which harnesses the sun and moon, and is testing alien guns to see which she will add to her arsenal.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Malali has dark purple skin, works from the shadows, praises the moon and embraces the night. She also saves universes in her spare time.
- Death by Origin Story: Malali losing her family in her homeland led to her joining Tyrnealylth, becoming a fearsome warrior and later gaining her current name.
- Doomed Hometown: Malali's forest was attacked while she was young, leading to the massacre that molded who she became.
- Dual Wielding: Malali's demonic twin weapons Firinar and Firine, a pair of kama, arguably count despite being linked by a chain.
- Meaningful Name: Malali means Shadow of War, which explains both her fighting style and a little about who she is.
- Mind Rape: Malali's Firins are capable of something like this with a subdued target, although whether it isn't simply outright torture on every front is hard to tell.
- Trick Arrow: Malali's arsenal includes these, with blunt, sharp, poison tipped and flammable varieties, as well as others that make up her most powerful attacks, including a 'nuke' arrow.
- Variable-Length Chain: Malali's demon-possessed kama can do this, altering the length of the chain between the two weapons at will.
He walks, talks, and makes various bodily noises. He is also a plushie, which probably makes those other statements stand out more. Maxwell Pring is the Savior of Mankind whose soul was ripped out of his human body and placed into a prinny plushie. Because of this volatile body, Maxwell explodes when he is hit by any physical force, and then reforms with a pop. Anything that touches his rainbow afro gets sucked into Hammerspace. The Pouch of Infinity is also linked to Hammerspace and anything can be taken out of it. Literally anything. Maxwell travels the world trying his best to be a good Savior, but due to being a bit dimwitted and an incredible Cloud Cuckoo Lander he tends to not do a very good job.
- Bag of Holding: The Pouch of Infinity at his waist contains anything. Anything.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever harm Selena or Ray. Lavir found this out the hard way in Brofist of Power.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Maxwell is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet (in his own way. Piss him off, though, and you'll find yourself on the receiving end of a brutal asskicking.
- Beware the Silly Ones
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It might as well not even exist for Maxwell.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Maxwell tends to focus on the wrong things in most situations unless you press his Berserk Button.
- Cool Sword: Near the end of Adventures In Hammerspace, Maxwell's rainbow afro becomes one of these. It's cooler than it sounds.
- Genre Savvy: Goes hand in hand with breaking the fourth wall.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Is very rarely this at times, but Maxwell generally knows his tropes.
- Hammerspace: Maxwell's bread and butter.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: The Pouch of Infinity is Maxwell's.
- Lethal Joke Character: Maxwell is a stuffed toy/Prinny with a rainbow afro and a daft disposition. His access to hammerspace, though unpredictable, theoretically gives him unlimited potential.
- Character by D-G
- Crazy-Prepared: has an alien bio-weapon which can turn into anything. Yes, anything. What more could you want?
- For Science!: Mortis Blackwraith is a pretty amoral creature, but this seems to be his underlying drive, rather than seeking power or simply doing it For the Evulz.
- Living Weapon: Mortis' bio-weapon.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Mortis Blackwraith has genetically modified himself to not have to drink blood, and also is unharmed by sunlight due to not actually being undead.
- Character by Fyrestorm
A mysterious android built on her homeworld of Elysium and sent on a reconnaissance mission to the Anomaly - our world. Her mission is to identify possible threats to Elysium and the level of power of the world, but not to kill. Yet. She crash landed on the set of a Michael Bay movie and has since been taken in by the Organization.
- Mr. Fanservice: Selig is just so sexy even his creator can't help herself. He isn't homosexual, he was just very drunk one night.
- Noodle Incident: From Selig's profile: "I attended a school that taught me swordsmanship. Not well, mind you, but I did get a lot of practical experience. I later left that school for reasons I do not feel at liberty to disclose. I will simply say that to any person in that school reading this right now, I am deeply sorry and hope that one day I can make up for it all".
- Unreliable Narrator: Selig often has to butt in to set his own writer straight.
- Character by Al The Killer
- Bag of Holding: Silence's Plane Box serves as a container for his weapons, placing them inside another dimension for safe keeping.
- Death by Origin Story: Silence's loss of his family spurred him into seeking both revenge and answers about his origins.
- Demon Slaying: Silence exists for this, slaying daemons as vengeance for his parents' deaths years ago. The guild he's joined, The Huntsmen Guild, helps to further this ambition.
- Doomed Hometown: Silence's hometown was taken over by a daemon lord after he fled, triggering his quest for revenge.
- Dual Wielding: Silence Templesmith has his bladed gauntlets, named Sin and Punishment.
- Hammerspace: The Plane Box stores weaponry in another dimension.
- Knife Nut: Has a blade that steal's essence called "Vampir die Umarmung" (The Vampire's Embrace.)
- Our Demons Are Different: In Silence's world, getting defeated by demons, who are bound by law, is an insult. Hunting and killing daemons, who aren't bound by law, is more of his style.
- Revenge: Silence's life revolves around seeing revenge for the death of his parents'.
- Badass Boast: "I hope you can hear this Deathknight, you who controls and taints the mind. You cannot taint the tainted. I am beyond your limits. Your worthless tricks mean nothing to me. When I find you, pathetic wretch, I will pound you into nothingness."
- Dual Wielding: Tetrath fights with his two swords, Oblivion and Ragnorak, and when he undergoes his transformation they become three times the size of a man.
- Eldritch Abomination: Tetrath emBODIES this. Often uses the term as a self-description.
- Heartbroken Badass: The Writer was driven mad by his grief when Ambellina died. His madness doesn't stop him from obliterating anything he believes has slighted him, though.
- Implacable Man: Selena quickly learns that one of the Writer's avatars, the Killer, is this when she fights him.
- Ion also learns this lesson in a horribly bloody way.
- Dying as Yourself: Garm Belias got to do this after Nae'blis was soul-raped into being Not Quite Dead.
- Meaningful Name: * Nae'blis inhabited the body of Garm Belias. Nae'blis = N' Belias. Inverted, as the character's creator completely forgot about it.