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foreground, left to right: Lucy Marlowe, Ivy, Rascal, Peony; midground, left to right: Cedric, Sasha, Philomena Vasillia, January Singh, Ana, Tetsu, Broom Girl; stairs, left to right: Hanzi, Martha, Billy; background, left to right: Tobi, Su-Yeong, Seiji Soga, Sylas Dubois; rooftop, left to right: Joe Rothart, Neith Karim, Isra Karim. image source

just laid in bed and tried to count how many characters there are in never satisfied.
there are, at least, 66 (sixty six) characters in never satisfied. this excludes bit-part cameos, but does include familiars that haven't spoken. this is......... an insane amount
ensemble casts: not even once
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Every named character in Never Satisfied, alphabetized by first name. Ages, pronouns, and character songs can be found on the cast page.


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     past/current contestants 

Ana Ramone

familiar: Merrylegs (spider) Currently missing.

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You act like you're so cool, but I know you've got nothing to back it up. You've never used any magic, you wear glass jewelry, and your eye doesn't match anything you wear! It doesn't even match your cat's! Why are you here? You think you have a chance against a bunch of real magicians? You think you can fake your way through a battle with a husk? You think you can get away with wasting everyone's time?
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A charismatic magician determined to win the competition. Resents Lucy for their superior act. Apprenticed to her grandmother. Eliminated from the representative competition in the fifth round after Lucy drained her magic and knocked her out of the ring.

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Broom Girl

familiar: Ferb (boar)

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Tetsu: Well, this'll be easy.
Tetsu prepares to shoot Lucy, but is stopped by Broom Girl.
Broom Girl: Mm.
Broom Girl fires her shooter at the spiderwebs suspending Lucy, freeing them.
Lucy: ...?
Broom Girl: Woulda felt bad.
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Tetsu's taciturn girlfriend. Disqualified from the representative competition in the fifth round after zapping Siobhan with magic and helping Lucy get away.

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Cedric

familiar: Honey (rabbit)

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Cedric, wait! Hey! Don't feel too bad, you made it this far! You're, like, eleven, right? The fact that you stuck it out against us teenagers— It's just really impressive!
A precocious young magician. Apprenticed to Siobhan. Eliminated from the competition in the third round. Partnered with Sylas during the fourth test.

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January Singh

familiar: Friday (bluejay)

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January: Y'know, maybe we wouldn't be running away if you'd let me get in there.
Tetsu: And what, exactly, do you think you would've done?
January: Fought it, obviously! That's gotta be like, an instant win, right?
Tetsu: With no gems, no backup, and no plan. Yeah, more like an instant death.
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A somewhat bellicose junior member of the city guard who loves to show off how strong she is. Apprenticed to Joe Rothart, her uncle. Unofficially the representative after Broom Girl and Lucy were disqualified.

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Lucien "Lucy" Marlowe

familiar: Ivy ...or so it seems.

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Philomena: Gosh, I thought I was the only one. We finally have something in common.
Lucy: ...You've got some nerve.
Philomena: H-huh?
Lucy: You think you're like me? You think we're anything alike?
Philomena: I-I thought—
Lucy: You thought what, that I'd run crying into your arms? That we'd be best friends now? Because you need emeralds? Because your dad is too proud of you? I'd LOVE to have your problems!
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The comic's protagonist. Lucy covers up their feelings of inadequacy due to being unable to use magic with an aloof, arrogant demeanor. Apprenticed in name only to Thierry Rothart. Disqualified from the representative competition in the fifth round after draining Ana's magic. Currently hiding from the law at Tobi's house.

Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: Their earrings are made of glass and serve no functional purpose.
  • Affectionate Nickname: The beggar kids call them "Eyepatch".
  • Badass Cape: Their outfit in the fourth round.
  • Badass Normal: They've managed to make it to round five of the competition without any magic at all.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Pink, but their achromatic grey eye indicates a lack of magical ability.
  • Cool Big Sib: To the street kids.
  • Condescending Compassion: How they interpret Broom Girl reaching out to them in chapter one.
    • And her choosing not to shoot them when they were defenseless.
  • Cooldown Hug: From Peony, after they break down and confess they can't use magic.
  • Coordinated Clothes: They rarely leave the house without Ivy in a matching outfit.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!:
    • When Broom Girl tries to talk to them in chapter one.
    • When Broom Girl convinces Tetsu not to shoot them and Tetsu admits it would have been unsporting to shoot them while they were immobile.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The third round of the competition. They oversleep, ignoring the shopping list Rothart left for them in favor of the "way more important" representative competition. They pass the third test by the skin of their teeth, keeping up their transparent bravado the whole way, until it's time to go home and they're left to stew in feelings of inadequacy that are only exacerbated by Rothart belittling them.
    Lucy: None of them take me seriously [...] Like I'm... Beneath them. Why would I want to have dinner with people like that?
    Ivy: I don't—
    Lucy: And neither do I!
  • Fake Wizardry
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Due to their superior act, most of the other competitors ignore or resent them. Only Broom Girl and Philomena make (unsuccessful) attempts to reach out to and connect with them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lucy copes with feelings of inadequacy and social isolation by faking a rude, arrogant persona among their peers. Their true nature becomes apparent when they are by themselves or among people they trust, like the beggar children and Ivy.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Although nobody is born with magic, everyone has the capacity to develop magic, and Lucy lacks the telltale black eyes of someone without magic entirely, Lucy confesses to Peony in chapter four that they can't use magic at all. Later in the chapter, Thierry reveals that Lucy has been "borrowing" Ivy when going on errands.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Their hair sometimes falls over their eyepatch.
  • Power Parasite: Has an ability to not only use other people's magic, but to drain it away entirely.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Rhombuses.
  • Transgender
  • Triang Relations: Type four with Tobi and Su-Yeong. They develop a crush on Tobi when they first meet him, unaware that he's had reciprocated feelings for Su-Yeong for some time.

Philomena "Philly" Vasillia

familiar: Tully (armadillo)

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Philomena: He doesn't expect me to actually win, does he?
Eudora: Hey, now...
Philomena: No! I won't! January has actual combat training! Tetsu makes everything they do look easy! Lucy wants it the most! Ana has the charisma! They're all so much better suited! And me? I can't even levitate Tully without ten tons of emeralds! I'd make the worst representative! But! I have so many friends now! Friends! That aren't aristocrats! I wouldn't have met them all otherwise. So I guess it's worth it for that? It's the journey, not the destination? 'Cause I'm nowhere near the destination.
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A cheerful aristocratic girl who has trouble with social cues and struggles with her father's excessive eagerness to help her in ways she didn't ask for or want. Has next to zero skill with magic. Apprenticed to Lady Eudora. Eliminated from the competition in the fifth round.

Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: Her emerald earrings, necklace full of emeralds, and the emerald affixed to Tully's forehead.
  • Autism: Although she's friendly, she repeatedly struggles with reading the atmosphere of an interaction, causing her to inadvertently hurt people's feelings.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: The distinctly plump Philomena has at least two of the other apprentices crushing on her.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She effortlessly lifts Lucy over her head during the third round.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Green.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She's the first non-Lucy character whose face we see, and her first line is wondering about where they're at. She also mentions the brand-new dress she got for the occasion, just in time for Lucy to show up and verbally spar with her.
  • Graceful Loser: Her fight with January in the fifth test round ends with January knocking her out of the ring after an all-out, sporting duel. It helps that she didn't want to continue in the representative competition anyway.
  • Hiding In Plain Sight: The emerald on Tully's forehead. She uses it to power her shooter and end the fourth test.
  • Innocently Insensitive: On several occasions:
    • She accidentally shoves the dead pheasant in Cedric's face, grossing him out.
    • She doesn't realize that she's holding January up from catching up with Sasha to retrieve her hat and busking money.
    • She doesn't notice that Lucy's upset by her going on about how overbearing her dad is until they storm out of the bakery.
    • She fails to pick up on Tobi's discomfort when she asks him about Su-Yeong not coming into work.
    • She tries to bond with Lucy over their shared lack of magical skill, only for them to blow up at her because at least she has a loving, if overbearing, family.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name means "loved" and her last name means "favorite".
  • Spoiled Sweet: Philomena comes from a very high-ranking aristocratic family, but she extends her cheerful, welcoming demeanor to everyone she meets.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Squares.
  • Triang Relations: A mix of types three and four with January and Sylas — while she's not in a relationship with January, she's much more positive towards her advances than Sylas'.

Seiji Soga

familiar: Junko (hynea)

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Seiji: When's that old bag gonna kick it already?
Sylas: Please. We both know you're her favorite.
Seiji: For all the good that did me.
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An aristocrat who poses as a nonmagical thief, at least to Sasha. Sylas' best friend since childhood. Formerly apprenticed to Magister Lapointe. Eliminated from the competition in the second round.

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Sylas Dubois

familiar: Fineas and Fenn (two-headed snake)

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Fineas: Partnering up? I'm glad we quit, how awkward...
Fenn: We won the lassst game, handily. If Philomena hadn't turned them all against you, they'd be lining up to partner with you. It'sss her fault they treat you like that.
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A talented aristocratic magician who's socially excluded by the rest of the competitors. Seiji's best friend since childhood. Formerly apprenticed to Magister Lapointe. Forfeited the competition in the fourth round.

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Tetsu

familiar: Merlin (marmoset)

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January: Heh... So... this is how it ends, huh... Two against one... that's hardly any fun at all.
Tetsu: Don't complain. You could've done it too.
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A fastidious magician with an interest in husks. Broom Girl's datefriend. Apprenticed to Neith Karim. Eliminated from the competition in the fifth round.

Tropes:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Broom Girl calls them "Tets."
  • Amplifier Artifact: Their bracelet full of tanzanites.
  • Autism: In their eagerness to collect, analyze, and share information, they can be more than a little insensitive to the feelings and boundaries of others. Though they don't mean any harm, they can get inappropriately pushy.
  • Badass Cape: Their outfit in the fourth round. Matches Broom Girl's outfit.
  • Battle Couple: They paired up with Broom Girl in the fourth round.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Bluish purple.
  • Coordinated Clothes: With Merlin and Broom Girl.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Tettles", from Isra.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Capturing the bluebird in chapter one. After Lucy and Ivy clumsily lunge at it and into each other, they use their telltale triangular magic to snatch it up, revealing they've been waiting in the tree. Once they've captured it, they politely give Lucy advice, not noticing that Lucy's annoyed at them "rubbing it in" that they've managed to capture the bluebird, and teleport away.
    Tetsu: I was expecting this to be much more difficult.
  • Graceful Loser: They're not happy about having to fight Broom Girl in the fifth round, so the two of them decide that she'll win. Even though they planned to lose, they do a little bit too good of a job taking defeat in stride.
  • Official Couple: With Broom Girl.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: When they get intense.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Triangles. Unique among in-comic magicians in that they incorporate the triangles into their magic as well.
  • Transgender

     kids ( 14 and under) 

Abel Singh

familiar: Mark (cockatoo)

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One of January's eleven-year-old twin brothers. Loves to roughhouse.

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Billy

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One of the non-magician kids Lucy steals food for. Martha's twin. Partnered with Tetsu during the fourth test.

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Emilia Dubois

familiar: Rusko (wolverine)

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Garbage or not, it makes for good target practice. Now scram, or I'll use you next.
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Sylas' younger sister.

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Fred Singh

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January's oldest brother, and the only member of the Singh immediate family who isn't a magician.

Tropes:

  • Establishing Character Moment: We first see him as January heads out to the guard station with his youngest brother Mason in a headlock. January grills him over the appropriateness of the way he's been lashing out, and he reluctantly agrees to apologize.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: He's the only member of the Singh household who hasn't developed his magic. January seems to expect him to get a familiar any day, though.

Hanzi

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Ha... ha... I want two longbreads, Eyepatch.
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One of the non-magician kids Lucy steals food for. Partnered with Ana during the fourth test.

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Mark Singh

familiar: Abel (cockatoo)

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One of January's eleven-year-old twin brothers. Loves to roughhouse.

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Martha

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One of the non-magician kids Lucy steals food for. Billy's twin. Partnered with Broom Girl during the fourth test.

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Mason Singh

familiar: Moxie (daschund)

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January's youngest brother.

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Spoiler Character

Morgan

familiar: unknown

Su and I were like that too, growing up. We only had each other. Well... and Morgan, 'till his magic came in... I guess Pea kinda reminded us of him.
Tobi
Dr. Malliet's apprentice. Grew up on the street with Tobi and Su-Yeong; was taken in by Joe and Malliet after developing magic. Now lives as Lucien Marlowe.

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Peony

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Lucy! You're not useless! You're nice and pretty and-and! I don't care if you can't do magic! That's not why I like you! And I can't do magic either! But-but— You still like me! So it... it isn't fair to not like yourself!
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One of the non-magician kids Lucy steals food for. Lives with Tobi and Su-Yeong. Partnered with Lucy during the fourth test.

Tropes:

  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Eyepatch" for Lucy.
    • "Susu" for Su-Yeong, who in turn calls her "Pea" and "Sweetpea."
  • Autism: She struggles with reading the mood of a situation, needing to ask a silent Lucy if they're okay and inadvertently triggering their breakdown when she tries to cheer them up, and is prone to talking people's ear off when she gets excited.
  • Barefoot Poverty
  • Cooldown Hug:
    • To Lucy, after they confess that they can't use magic and see themselves as useless.
    • When she finds Su-Yeong in chapter six.
    • Interrupted Cooldown Hug: To Su-Yeong, in chapter four. Su-Yeong tells Peony that Philomena is the reason she's a husk, and Philomena shoots Peony, sending her and Lucy to the beach.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's the only one of the kids Tobi knows who doesn't have a place to go at night, and refuses to talk about her family.
  • Establishing Character Moment: During chapter two, she's the most cautious of the kids. She's frequently shown poking her head out to watch the others without actually venturing into the marketplace on her own, and most of her lines are words of caution.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: How the kids decide things among themselves.

Rascal

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So hitting that girl from behind is off limits but it's fine if it's that guy. Okay.
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One of the non-magician kids Lucy steals food for. Partnered with January during the fourth test.

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Sasha

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Sasha: Oh! I hate her! I hate her! You didn't have to do that for me!
Seiji: Huh?
Sasha: She's still really mad at me for stealing her hat. You were getting her to leave me alone... Right...?
Seiji: ... Of course, kiddo.
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One of the non-magician street kids. Has a crush on Seiji, whom she steals money for. Partnered with Philly during the fourth test.

Tropes:

  • Barefoot Poverty: Like the other street kids, though she has foot wrappings.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Sasha's introduced as an outsider to the group of non-magician kids, addressing them as "you lot" and presenting herself as tougher and more independent than the others. She openly sets up a divide between the others and herself as being on "team Tobi" and "team Seiji", respectively, and leaves in a huff to steal some money.
    Sasha: We've all got empty stomachs! Ugh! Cowards, the lot of you! You can't just wait on handouts! You've got to take whatever you can!
  • Limited Wardrobe: Uniquely among the cast, Sasha has only ever been shown in one outfit. The most variation we see from her is the presence and absence of accessories such as a jacket, a glove, or January's hat.
  • Precocious Crush: On Seiji.

     noncompeting teens (15-19) 

Franco Vasillia

familiar: Rosie (dog)

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Philomena's older brother.

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Livia Ramone

familiar: none

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Ana's older sister. Works with her abuela.

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Monica Ramone

familiar: none

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Ana's older sister. Works with her abuela.

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Su-Yeong

familiar: none, though as a husk she has goatlike attributes

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She has no conception of how people outside her little bubble feel. Or what's at stake for them when things go wrong. Nothing gets through that thick skull of hers unless you spell it out, and even then she'll just hear what's easiest. I hate her, and even now I want to burn her house down. It's taking all my self-control not to do that, so we're not going to talk about her. I want to know what you're going to do with me. How are you going to keep me from doing that? I don't want to be told not to worry about it, or that everything will be fine.
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Lived with Tobi and Peony as a member of the Vasillia house staff until a disagreement with Philomena resulted in her getting fired. Turned into a husk and ran away to die alone on an island, nearly killed Philomena, and was rescued by Tobi, Joe, and Peony. Currently living with and working for Isra and Neith in their bakery.

Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: Inverted with the ruby earrings Isra gives her. Since, as a husk, she's already overpowered compared to an average magician, a magical focus serves to draw magic away from her person and into a safer receptacle.
  • Animal Motifs: Goats. It's more overt with Su-Yeong than with other magicians, since she's a husk.
  • Beast Woman: As a husk, her transformation into an incredibly powerful goat monster is triggered by anger.
  • Berserk Button: Anything to do with Philomena.
    • Less obviously, city guards.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tobi.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Red.
  • Cooldown Hug: When Peony and Tobi find her in chapter six, she gets a hug from both of them. Tobi's is enough to calm her down into her tier two form.
    • Interrupted Cooldown Hug: After she recognizes Peony in chapter four, they're about to hug it out. Philomena shoots Peony before they can.
  • Establishing Character Moment: For the first half of chapter four, we get intermittent glimpses of a red goat monster stalking the woods, muttering Philomena's last name to herself. After Lucy's breakdown and rant at Philomena, the goat monster reveals herself in full, delivering an impassioned speech about how much she resents her.
    Su-Yeong: Just look at her... she's never suffered a day in her life. Never worked for anything. I want to see her cry. And I know... so do you... Let me help. I was like you... weak, alone... but now, together... We'll make her pay.
  • Expy: She's got a red color scheme, sports curly goat horns, and talks about how she and Lucy will "make her pay." Aradia, is that you?note 
    • The author has further clarified that even though she's an angry goat girl, they never particularly cared for Aradia.
  • Meaningful Name: "Su-Yeong" means "to swim".
  • Official Couple: With Tobi.
  • Transgender
  • Triang Relations: Type four. She's in a relationship with Tobi, on whom Lucy has a crush.
  • Walking Spoiler: To a degree. Although she's mentioned by name at the start of chapter three, we don't get the context for her situation until the midpoint of chapter four and chapter six.

Tobi

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Tobi: So... did something happen? They look pretty worried about you.
Lucy: Oh... They... um. They're not worried about me. They're just waiting for me to go back to the market and get food for them. That's all.
Tobi: C'mon... They adore you. I can't count the times they've come and told me how cool and nice you are. Magicians... don't care about us. We're invisible to them without a familiar at our side... But you see us. That means a lot to the kids. And me.
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A non-magician member of the Vasillia house staff. Has a pet rat, Tater, that he presents as a familiar to avoid social stigma. Looks after Peony with Su-Yeong, his girlfriend. Has abandonment issues due to not finding out about Morgan's death until five years after the fact, during which time he believed Morgan had simply stopped caring about him and Su-Yeong after gaining magic and landing an apprenticeship.

Tropes:

  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Lucy develops a crush on him nearly immediately when he asks if they're okay. When he tells them, in no uncertain terms, that the street kids admire them for more than just their ability to sneak them food, and that he appreciates that as a magician they take the time for people without magic, it's enough to lighten their mood for the rest of the day.
    • Tobi himself has a fair amount of this towards Joe Rothart. When Peony tells him about Su-Yeong's condition, he seeks Joe out. Even when he thinks that Joe's forgotten him, he's (correctly) convinced that Joe will help him.
  • Childhood Friends: With Su-Yeong.
  • Cool Big Bro: Lives in San Carlucco and helps the street kids when Lucy isn't around.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a non-magician in a setting where magic is the norm, Tobi's used to being overlooked. He keeps a pet rat as a fake familiar to help, but he's still acutely aware of being, in his own words, invisible to magicians without a familiar by his side.
    • He, Su-Yeong, and Morgan grew up on the street as non-magicians with only each other to rely on — he even draws a direct comparison between Peony not having a place to stay at night and his living conditions when he was younger.
    • Morgan and Malliet being killed in a house fire by a husk shortly after Morgan began his apprenticeship left lasting effects on Tobi, as he was convinced Morgan had simply stopped caring about him and Su-Yeong.
    • Philomena getting Su-Yeong fired only cemented his feelings of powerlessness in conflicts with magicians. Not knowing Philly believes Su-Yeong quit of her own accord, he sees her asking him if Su-Yeong's come back yet as a sign she simply doesn't care about their plight enough to do anything to help.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: On the chapter two cover.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Throughout chapter two, the street kids mention him as someone who looks out for them. We finally see him when Lucy has a quiet breakdown under his doorstep and the beggar kids call for his help. Even though he only knows Lucy through what the kids have told him, he earnestly tells them how much they mean to the kids, and by extension to him. His gentle demeanor, sincerity, and quiet humor charm Lucy, and they're immediately cheered up.
    Tobi: Magicians... don't care about us. We're invisible to them without a familiar at our side... But you see us. That means a lot to the kids. And me.
  • Official Couple: With Su-Yeong.
  • Parental Substitute: Raises Peony with Su-Yeong.
  • Transgender: Possibly, according to Word of God.
  • Triang Relations: Type four, with Lucy and Su-Yeong. Although he freely extends kindness to Lucy when they're having a breakdown, he's had reciprocated feelings for Su-Yeong for quite some time.
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     adults (20+) 

Ambrose Dubois

familiar: Leopold (panther)

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Former representative and member of the Triad. Sylas and Emilia's uncle.

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Dad Dubois

familiar: unknown

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Sylas: Everybody cares, Seiji. Do you have any idea how much pressure I'm under? You know what my dad said to me when he came home?
Seiji: Uh...
Sylas: NOTHING. He didn't say anything! He wouldn't even look at me! I already know he'll never be proud of me, but he acted like I don't exist.
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Sylas' unnamed dad. Has a contentious relationship with Lapointe.

Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: A teardrop-shaped brooch.
  • Abusive Parents: After Lapointe tells him what happened during the fourth test, he blatantly ignores Sylas. Sylas takes this treatment poorly, but has already come to expect some level of disdain:
    Sylas: I already know he'll never be proud of me but he acted like I don't exist.
  • Beard of Evil: Unlike his son, he sports a beard.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Lilac.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first line has him goading Magister Lapointe over her frustration before he knows the reason for it. When she tells him Sylas forfeited the competition, he hisses in anger and uses magic to drain the life from a nearby vase of flowers.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Teardrops, like his son.
  • Vampiric Draining: To a vase of flowers when Lapointe informs him of Sylas dropping out.

Dad Singh

familiar: unnamed dog

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January's unnamed dad. Quiet, laid-back.

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Dad Vasillia

familiar: Bruno (capybara)

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January: Well, hey, what about you, huh? That costume looks pretty authentic.
Philomena: Oh! Um, well... it... is... authentic... My dad had it custom made for me... Before I told him I needed it.
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Philomena's unnamed dad. Has a tendency to be overbearing and "help" Philly in ways she doesn't want.

Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: A pendant.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Teal.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first time we see him, he comes out to remind Philomena of her magic lesson. Upon noticing the dirt on her skirt, he immediately uses magic to remove it. When she grumbles that she could've done that herself, he laughs it off.
    Philomena: I'm not a kid, y'know!
    Dad Vasillia: Haha... of course not. Of course not.
  • Overprotective Dad: He dotes on Philomena extensively, to the degree that Philomena feels stifled by his behavior.
    • He was only deterred from throwing a party for her passing the third test round at all by the other competitors already throwing a potluck.
    • His first impulse upon seeing Philomena with a dirt on her dress is to clean it off for her, and then laugh it off when she complains she isn't a kid.
    • He ordered Philomena an entire custom outfit for the fourth test round... without her having asked for it.
    • He's implied to have yelled at and fired Su-Yeong over a relatively mild disagreement with Philomena.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His and Bruno's mustaches.

Dr. Cynthia Brandt

familiar: Curie (jewel beetle)

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A cameo from Riverside Extras. Does research for Lapointe. Knows a lot about magic, and gets to be a doctor this time

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Lady Derry Lake

familiar: unnamed mink

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Like her girlfriend Ophelia, a cameo from Riverside Extras. As one of Lapointe's "Magister's Ladies", she proctored the fourth test.

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Lady Eudora

familiar: Whiskers (tiger)

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Philomena: Why is it so hard...
Eudora: If I had a silver for every time I heard that. You're still learning.
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Current city representative and magic tutor to Philomena. Former mentor to Yvette who stepped up to fill the representative job when Yvette suddenly disappeared. Planning to retire due to an unexpected pregnancy. Mentor to Philomena.

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Dr. Isra Karim

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Joe: Dr. Karim is the expert, nobody knows as much about husks as her.
Isra: Aw, Joe... And please, call me Isra!
Joe: If there's anyone in the city who could help you, it's them.
Isra: Oh~! I'm so excited to meet you! You have no idea how happy I am that you're here!
Su-Yeong: I think I have some idea...
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Passionate scientist dedicated to studying and rehabilitating husks. Owns a bakery with her wife, Neith. Isn't a magician, but owns a calico cat named Gateau.

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  • Animal Motifs: Despite not being a magician, nearly everything she owns is calico-themed, after Gateau.
  • Autism: Like Tetsu, she's passionate about studying husks, to the extent that she invades Su-Yeong's personal space and gushes about studying her right in front of her. She also fails to notice when Tetsu is embarrassed by her telling Philomena and January how proud she is of them.
    Isra: I was just so proud after I heard you'd all passed that I couldn't help sending little Tettles off with our best stock!
    January: Tettles?
    Tetsu: Ma'aaaam...
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She calls Tetsu "Tettles".
  • Establishing Character Moment: In chapter two, she hears Philomena and January enter the bakery and immediately comes out to say hello. She's very affectionate to everyone present, especially Tetsu.
  • Happily Married: To Neith.
  • Muslim: Wears a hijab when not alone with her wife.
  • Official Couple: With Neith.

Magister Fidelia Lapointe

familiar: Duchess (ocelot)

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Do you know why he did that? Because he's weak. What kind of representative would he be if he can't take negative pressure? It's a public position. It isn't for the faint-hearted. If he can't handle a boat full of children heckling him, he wouldn't last a second in front of a city crowd. He's a coward, plain and simple, and I should have known better than to waste my time with these spoiled, aristocrat boys. They've never worked a day in their lives, of course they'd be useless brats.
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The manipulative, cruel magister of the city where Never Satisfied takes place. Formerly Madeline Oceana, a Riverside Extras cameo, she was revamped name- and design-wise, though her personality and actions remain the same. Former mentor to Seiji and Sylas. Currently training January after the latter won the representative competition.

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  • Amplifier Artifact: A pendant.
  • Big Bad
  • Character Overlap: Formerly. Prior to the mid-2018 edits, she was a cameo of Madeline Oceana of the Roses in Riverside Extras. Corny edited all of her appearances and mentions in a series of mid-2018 edits to prevent reader confusion.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Magenta.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Lapointe makes no attempt to hide her manipulative tendencies, explicitly saying she would have preferred Yvette to continue being the representative because she was easier to control. Most people who work with her (such as Joe and Rin) are well aware of her nature, but unable to do anything about it because of Lapointe's high post in the government.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first time she's mentioned, both Seiji and Sylas immediately put their guards up. Seiji grouses that he can't wait for her to die and that being her "favorite" did him little good. When we finally see her in person, she's lounging on a sofa as a servant pours tea for her. She opens the lesson by delivering a backhanded compliment to both of them at the same time, then grouses about how annoying it is that Eudora resists her manipulation.
    Lapointe: Before we begin, I'd like to congratulate you, Mr. Dubois, for carrying on to another round. I'm still disappointed in you, Mr. Soga, for failing in the second round. I expected you to last longer than him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She affects a polite demeanor in public and when talking to January, but as soon as she no longer needs to put up a charming front, she's quick to turn nasty.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She openly praises Yvette for being "open to her experienced guidance" while literally conjuring an illusion of her dancing on her puppet strings. She has high hopes for Sylas to replace her as representative, and when those don't pan out due to him forfeiting, she wastes no time sinking her claws into January instead.
  • Power Hair

Joseph "Joe" Rothart

familiar: Romeo (hamster)

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Tobi: Please, I need your help. You... You probably don't remember me, but... I was Morgan's friend. I know you're close to Dr. Malliet. There's a husk trapped on the island, and... Please... She's all alone out there! Only the Magister's Ladies or a guard can get through the seal, and —
Joe: Tobi. Of course I'll help you. I'll do whatever I can.
source 1, source 2, source 3
Hardworking, paternal member of the city guard. Helped Tobi and Su-Yeong out in the past. Romantically involved with Dr. Malliet until his death in a house fire sparked by a husk. Connected to Yvette. Mentor to January, his niece.

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Lela Ramone

familiar: unnamed albino gila monster

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Perceptive old woman with a love of gossip. Grandmother and mentor to Ana.

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Spoiler Character

Dr. Thierry Malliet

familiar: none, formerly a peacock

Isra going on about husks... she reminds me so much of him. They could talk for hours and hours about their ideas and new theories...
Joe
Scientist who studied husks with Isra. Joe Rothart's significant other and Morgan's mentor. Now lives as Thierry Rothart.

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Mom Singh

familiar: an unnamed hen

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January's unnamed mom.

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Neith Karim

familiar: Muffin (bobcat)

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Tetsu's been trained by Neith freaking Karim. She was deadly on the guard. I heard she could kill husks by herself.
Former member of the city guard. Owns a bakery with her wife, Isra. Mentor to Tetsu.

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Lady Ophelia Banksly

familiar: Simon (boa constrictor)

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Like her girlfriend Derry, a cameo from Riverside Extras. As one of Lapointe's "Magister's Ladies", she proctored the third test.

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Rin Soga

familiar: Wolfe (black wolf)

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Rin: Seiji, what have I told you about— What happened to your face?!
Seiji: Singh did it.
Rin is indignant for a single panel, but pauses to think.
Rin: ... Did you deserve it, Seiji?
Seiji stands up halfway, equally indignant. Rin sighs, resting her face on her hand. Seiji sits back down, averting his gaze.
Seiji: ... No comment.
source 1, source 2
The levelheaded and put-upon head of the city guard. Single mother to Seiji. Not fond of Lapointe.

Tropes:

  • Amplifier Artifact: Dangling cylindrical earrings.
  • Badass Cape: On her uniform.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Red, like her son.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Of the Exhausted Eye Bags variety. Shared with her son.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She and her familiar appear at Lapointe's party at the end of chapter four, though we only see them from behind.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When she summons January to the guard station, we first see her talking to Joe. She's centered in the panel and wearing a different uniform than the other guards, and January immediately falls over herself to salute her. She takes January being starstruck in stride, and conducts the rest of the scene in a businesslike manner.Despite her obvious distaste for Lapointe, she stresses that it won't do to displease her.
    Seiji: She can find it herself, can't she?
    Rin: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize how busy you were, Seiji.
    Seiji: ... Fine.
  • Meaningful Name: "Rin" means "stern, cold, or severe".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • Contrasted with Magister Lapointe, she brings up January's reputation as a way to get her to calm down.
    • She effectively deals with her son's unreasonable behavior without falling back on Because I Said So on multiple occasions.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Her familiar, an otherwise all-black wolf, is going grey to the same degree as she is. They also make intensely similar facial expressions.

Siobhan Teterya

familiar: unnamed black bear

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Like her friends Derry and Ophelia, a cameo from Riverside Extras. Owner of the Riverside Bistro and mentor to Cedric. As a favor to Derry and Ophelia, she proctored the fifth test.

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Thierry Rothart

familiar: none (formerly, an as-of-yet unnamed peacock)

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Thierry: Of all the irresponsible, foolish things you've done... And that ridiculous outfit! What do you have to say for yourself?! Tell me what happened! Look at her! I never should have let you borrow her so often. You're grounded. You leave only for my errands and nothing else. And furthermore—
Ivy: Thierry.
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Reclusive mentor in name only to Lucy. Connected to Joe's and January's family. Pretends to Lucy as though Ivy's his familiar and uses a combination of tinted shades, glamours, and seclusion to disguise his huskhood.

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  • Abusive Parents: Not by blood, but he treats Lucy with neglect at best and with self esteem-undermining haranguing at worst. Much like the silent treatment Sylas received from his father, Rothart failing to check up on Lucy's welfare even after Ivy told him what happened left Lucy convinced he wished Su-Yeong had killed them.
  • Amplifier Artifact: A necklace and quite a few rings. He uses them for the same purpose Su-Yeong does: to vent excess power.
  • Animal Motifs: Peacocks.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Navy blue.
  • Crystal Ball: Shown scrying on Joe, Su-Yeong, Tobi, and Peony at the end of chapter 6.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When Lucy comes home, he's immediately critical of them. Before they have a chance to say a single word, he grills them for not having gone shopping and orders them to make dinner.
    Thierry: Lucien. Your hands are empty, aren't they?
    Lucy: Ha ha, well, about that, sir! I actually—
    Thierry: Please. No excuses. I should have known better than to simply leave a note. You're forgetful. Just start on dinner.
  • Official Couple: With Joe, until he faked his death.
  • Power Limiter: He's bedecked in blue jewelry to keep himself in lower husk tiers, as well as regularly venting power that builds up despite this into Ivy.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Ivy takes him to town for his treatment of Lucy immediately after the chapter seven intermission.
    Thierry: I don’t need you to tell me to clean my room, cat.
    Ivy: Apparently you need me to tell you how to raise your child, Thierry.
    Thierry: What?
    Ivy: When’s the last time you said anything nice to Lucy? Complimented them? Thanked them? Anything?
    Thierry: Where’s this coming from all of a sudden?
    Ivy: Sudden? They told me today they think you’d rather they were dead!
    Thierry: WHAT?! Of all the audacious, ungrateful-– After everything I did for them?! After everything I gave up? They would be dead if it weren’t for me!
    Ivy: Look at yourself, Thierry. You keep slipping further away from who you used to be.
    Thierry: That man is gone.
    […]
    Thierry: I’m sorry that I lost my temper. What were we talking about, again?
    Ivy: Lucy.
    Thierry: What did they do this time?
    Ivy: Huff… this is exactly the problem. You always assume the worst of them, or punish them for nothing. You can’t keep blaming them for what they did as a child. They don’t remember doing it. They don’t even remember who they were when they did it. No more than you seem to, sometimes.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Invoked. Although he's a peacock husk, his "old man" glamour give him shiny white hair similar to Ivy's, and his tinted cyan shades evoke her unique eye design.

Yvette

familiar: unknown

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Lapointe: Anyone would be better than Eudora. If only Yvette was still the representative...
Seiji: She wasn't that great, considering she up and disappeared. Pro'lly ate it.
Lapointe: No. She was perfect. Young, powerful. Open to my experienced guidance. So easy to work with. Not like Eudora. She's always been headstrong. Dangerously independent.
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Former representative until a mysterious disappearance heavily implied to be Lapointe's fault. Presumed dead. Connected to Joe and January's family.

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