Vincent Heliotrope, better known as Vince, is the protagonist of Night Terror 1 and 3. A charismatic man who has purple skin for reasons unknown, it's his job to fight children's fears.
After the death of Jasper sometime between Night Terror 1 and 2, he quits his job and instead takes over as the tutorial. He also trains Jasper's daughter, Oak, on how to fight phobias.
The death of Jasper affected him a lot more than he lets on, and as of Night Terror 2, he has severe depression. After Oak enters a certain phobia's realm (in which time moves a lot slower inside) and disappears for three weeks, Vince assumes her dead. He then commits suicide, and becomes Atychiphobia.
After being defeated by Oak and having a long talk with Vinny, he reforms. After Tybalt is kidnapped, he accompanies Oak and Vinny down to the Nightmarescape for the final battle with the Boogeyman.
Once Night Terror 2 is over, he takes his old job again and returns to fighting phobias.
- Adorkable: Vince is this in spades.
- The Ageless: Yes and no. Despite technically ageless, Vince does age as the series progresses. Dreamscapers's ages aren't based off how many years they've been alive, and more on their mental states. In Night Terror 3, he's gung-ho and naive, so he appears as a young boy. In Night Terror, he looks like a young man because he's self-assured and confident in himself. In Night Terror 2 his self-esteem has taken a massive hit and he's very depressed. As a result, he looks at least ten years older.
- Animal Motifs: Snakes
- Badass Adorable
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Gets a pretty nice one in Night Terror 2. Doubles as a Tear Jerker if you consider that he's probably wearing one because Jasper did.
- Badass Baritone: Given that his voice claim is Markiplier, it's safe to say his voice is quite deep (and his screams are quite high).
- Became Their Own Antithesis: Becomes Atychiphobia in Night Terror 2.
- Berserk Button: Anything/anyone who harms children. Child abusers (especially Abusive Parents) are about the only thing that will make him legitimately angry.
- Break the Cutie: The events leading up to Night Terror 2 seem devoted to this. Jasper died, and Vince was powerless to stop it. After that his lover, Darren, succumbed to his inner demons and became Proditiophobia, the fear of being betrayed- which Vince had to defeat out of obligation. And then, around halfway through the second game, Oak went MIA and Vince thought that she had died. Believing that he had failed everyone he's ever known and loved, he gave up all hope and committed suicide. Seriously, someone give this poor guy a hug!
- Canon Immigrant: He was originally Purple Guy in the FNAF AU, and is probably the character who went through the most drastic changes when he was adapted for Pilot.
- Cannot Spit It Out
- "You can!"note After he becomes Atychiphobia, his catchphrase changes accordingly, to "You can't"—fitting, for the fear of failure.
- "Bend the nightmare, kiddo!"note
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Darren.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: He is, obviously enough, associated with purple. Unlike the universe he was adapted from, this purple guy is a symbol of hope and a hero to children.
- Color Motif: Purple.
- Despair Event Horizon: Vince crossed this line when Oak, his adopted daughter, went MIA during one of her assignments.
- Driven to Suicide: When he thought that Oak had died, the guilt of failing to protect Jasper's daughter drives him to tear the Dreamscaper symbol out of his chest. This essentially kills him and turns him into the Fear of Failure, Atychiphobia. He recovers in the end, though.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: He's gone through an awful lot of terrible things, but it all works out in the end.
- Heroic build: He was a scrawny kid that grew into a tall, lanky young man. In comparison, Night Terror 2 Vince is like a twig that suddenly grew into a tree.
- Hypocrite: Yep.
- Ideal Hero
- Insistent Terminology: Vince isn't a snake, he's a snek, with snek being pronounced like neck.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His element is sound, and he can use his headset microphone to amplify his voice and attack.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His Fury Mode, which transforms him into a Naga-like creature with many, many, sharp teeth.
- Nice Guy: Vince is, hands down, one of the nicest people in the Pilot universe. He loves children, tells kids that they're stronger than their fears, and makes friends with almost every phobia he's ever fought after they've been reformed.
- Parental Substitute: Being a Dreamscaper, Vince really has no biological parents. It seems that Jasper and Shanta fulfilled the role of raising him. As this comic shows, he has a lot of surrogate parents.
- Punny Name: 'Heliotrope' is both the name of a cluster of purple flowers and the name of the color of the flowers.
- Purple Is Powerful
- Rogue Protagonist: In Night Terror 2, after becoming Atychiphobia. He gets better.
- Slasher Smile: He's still smiling as Atychiphobia, but it's not nearly as friendly a smile as when he was a Dreamscaper.
- Snake People: Somewhat averted. The concept of Dreamscapers having spirit animals wasn't developed until after Vince was designed, so he looks more humanoid. His fury form and how he looks as a phobia is more in line with this trope.
- Snakes Are Sexy: Quite a few fans seem to think so...
- Stepford Smiler: Seems to be leaning towards Type B in Night Terror 2, with the depression of Type A.
- Understanding Boyfriend: Darren is an alcoholic, a smoker, and is addicted to eating shadow people. Despite all his flaws, Vince still loves him dearly.
Oak Kaleidoscope is Jasper and Shanta's daughter, and the protagonist of Night Terror 2. After Vince takes over as the tutorial, she's trained in fighting Phobias and protecting children, just like Vince did.
All is well, until she enters a Phobia's level, in which time is slowed down dramatically. While she only spent three hours inside, outside, three ''weeks'' had passed. When she realized that everyone had assumed her dead, she makes a mad dash to where Vince lives... only to arrive just as he finishes ripping out his Dreamscaper symbol. Oak then goes to fight Vince's corrupted form, Atychiphobia.
Once Tybalt is kidnapped, she heads down to the Nightmarescape for the last battle with the Boogeyman with Vinny and a reformed Vince by her side. They defeat him, allowing Shanta to come back from the dead and take control of both the Nightmarescape and Dreamscape. For the first time in her life, she gets to meet her parents.
Since Vince takes his old job back after the game's end, Oak departs for the Astralscape, where she helps guide comatose people's minds back to their bodies to help them wake up.
- Animal Motifs: Sparrows
- Blow you away / Shock and Awe: Her element is "Storm". We haven't seen much of her using her element, but it's assumed it's a combination of Shanta's Wind and Jasper's Lightning.
- Coming of Age Story: Night Terror 2 may be this for her.
- Fish Out of Temporal Water: She comes back from Athazagoraphobia's scape to find that 3 weeks had passed, and everyone assumed her dead.
- Kid Hero: She's somewhere between 15 to 17 years old during her adventure.
- Happily Adopted: By the time she hatches from her egg, both her parents are dead. As a result, she was raised by Vince and Darren.
- The Pollyanna: She seems rather peppy and optimistic despite everything that she goes through.
- Trauma Conga Line: Due to Night Terror 2's darker storyline Oak goes through some pretty heartbreaking trauma, made even worse by her youth. Both of her parents were brutally murdered before she even got the chance to meet them. One of her adoptive fathers, Darren, was corrupted into a phobia and declared dead, which sent Vince into a downward spiral of depression and self-destructive thoughts. Because she spent so long in Athazagoraphobia's scape, everyone in Dreamscape had assumed her dead, indirectly leading to Vince committing suicide. When she finally did come home she was too late to stop Vince from killing himself, and watched him break into pieces and disappear right before her eyes. Deo has confirmed that Oak is very emotionally scarred, possibly for life, and no one can blame her.
- It's hard to break a bad habit, but it's not impossible.
Darren Cassiterite is a somewhat minor character in the Night Terror series. He eats the shadow creatures that torment people with sleep paralysis, allowing them to sleep easier.
Sometime between Night Terror 1 and 2, Boogeyman offers him a way to eat all the shadow people he wants, where he would no longer have to suffer from his addiction. When he accepted, Boogeyman then corrupted him, transforming him into Proditiophobia.
- Animal Motifs: Iguanas
- Back from the Dead: Proditiophobia is reformed back into Darren at the end of Night Terror 2.
- Blessed with Suck: His job is to eat the shadow people who terrorize sleep paralysis patients. Unfortunately, he has developed an addiction to eating them, which the shadows take advantage of. If he eats too many of them, he runs the risk of becoming corrupted.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Vince
- Cozy Voice for Catastrophes: His voice claim is Cryaotic. Enough said.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Daddy".
- Functional Addict: Darren's an alcoholic, a smoker, and is also addicted to eating shadow people. The fact that Vince is so understanding and kind probably helps him a whole lot.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: According to this answer, Darren was created by Bo before he became the Boogeyman.
- Older Than They Look: As stated above, Darren was created by Bo before he became corrupt, which was several decades before the beginning of the series. Exactly how old is he?
- Poisonous Person: His element is poison.
- Punny Name: 'Cassiterite' is a silvery-white and black mineral.
- Stepford Smiler: Type A
- The Lost Lenore: Became this to Vince sometime before Night Terror 2.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Since he was created by Bo, he's always been Proditiophobia. Tybalt's influence kept him from becoming a monster, but Boogeyman was easily able to win him over.
- Admit it, we've all reached our breaking points before. That's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of being too strong for too long!
Jasper Cardinal is the tutorial in Night Terror 1 and 3. He's incredibly short-tempered and cranky, but is a bit nicer than his appearance would suggest. He wears a green suit and hat.
Between the first and second games, Jasper is killed under unknown circumstances, forcing Vince to takes his job instead. He comes back several years later, and finally meets his daughter, Oak, who hadn't hatched from her egg at the time of his death.
- Animal Motifs: Cardinals
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's one of the most powerful Lucid Dreamscapers, and a sharp dresser to boot.
- Berserk Button: Players skipping the tutorial. Or blatantly ignoring what he says.
- Facial Horror: He used to have a beak, but it got ripped off.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Ink-Suit Actor: He almost exactly like Byron, his voice actor. They wear nearly identical hats and suits, and when using the MAHOGANY cheat code, Jasper even has a cigar like Byron's.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Mr. Exposition: His in-game role is to act as the tutorial.
- Punny Name: His surname refers to a shade of red, and what species of bird he is.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. His eyes are red and pretty scary looking, but he isn't evil.
- Shock and Awe
Jasper's wife, Oak's mother, and one of the first lucid Dreamscapers Tybalt created. A character who is almost entirely shrouded in mystery due to her being dead for the majority of the Night Terror trilogy, as she was killed by the Boogeyman during the events of Night Terror 3. In Night Terror 2, she finally returns from the dead and reunites with her family.
- Animal Motifs: A unique case among her fellow Dreamscapers. Shanta is a raven during the day, and a dove at night.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: At the end of Night Terror 2, she takes Tybalt and Boogeyman's place as the ruler of Dreamscape and Nightmarescape, effectively becoming the goddess of both
- Back from the Dead: She spent pretty much all the trilogy dead and gone, but came back at the very end.
- Big Good: Perhaps the biggest good in the series. After returning from the dead, she used her newly acquired power to bring back everyone who had died during the course of Night Terror 2. From what little we've seen of her, she seemed like a very benevolent and calm character.
- Dark is not Evil
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: She was dead long before Oak hatched from her egg. She also fulfilled a motherly role for Vince when he was a child.
- Light is Good
- The Lost Lenore: To Jasper
- Meaningful name: Shanta means "serenity" or "calm" in Sanskrit. Fitting, since she specialized in helping children with personality disorders (such as bipolar disorder).
- Missing Mom
- Nonstandard Character Design: She is the only Night Terror character to have complete heterochromia (one white eye, one black), the only one who changes her color scheme naturally, and is drawn more anatomically correct for her species.
- Parental Substitute: Might have filled this role for Vince when he was a kid.
- Posthumous Character: Even if she is dead for two out of the three games, Shanta is one of the most important characters in the trilogy.
- Statuesque Stunner: At 6'9, she was at least twice Jasper's height, and most likely head and shoulders taller than most of her fellow Dreamscapers.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Downplayed. Jasper isn't traditionally good looking (even in his humanized form), but his design is still nice to look at. Shanta, by contrast, is very pretty for an anthropormophic bird.
Olivia Apricot is the in-game character that helps physically disabled people. She also likes stitching and repairing.
- Beta Couple: To Vince and Darren.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Implied, since Droplet and Olivia have known each other for potentially decades, having met around the time they were created.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She's in a relationship with Droplet.
- Floating Limbs
Guardian of the Phobia Portals in all three Night Terror games until Shanta replaces him near the end of Night Terror 2, Tybalt is a very old and powerful dreamscaper. His job is to prevent any Shadow Monsters from getting into the Dreamscape. Near the end of Night Terror 3, he gets his face ripped off by the Boogeyman, and spends the rest of the trilogy wearing a mask while his face heals.
- Animal Motifs: Tybalt's spirit animal is a porcupine, and as such, he has spikes down his back, a porcupine's face, and he occasionally makes porcupine noises when happy.
- Back from the Dead: Surprisingly, averted. Tybalt is the only Dreamscaper who doesn't come back after Night Terror 2. Were he to be revived, The Boogeyman would be able to come back with him, unleashing havoc once again. Instead, he remains in spirit form.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Tybalt may be extremely kind, but do not underestimate him. He is the only thing standing between the Phobias and the Dreamscape, after all.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His primary element is decay but he's still by far one of the nicest characters in Night Terror.
- Dark Magic: What is this gentle soul's primary element? Decay.
- Facial Horror: Let's just say that his face hasn't quite healed yet...
- Gentle Giant: He's over seven feet tall, but he wouldn't hurt a fly.
- It Is Pronounced Tropay: At first glance, one would assume his name is pronounced the same way as the Romeo and Juliet character; "Tib-alt". However, the correct pronunciation in this case is "Tie-balt".
- Nice Guy: Tybalt is a very calm and nice Dreamscaper, with a love of butterflies and apples. Justified in how he's the guardian of the Dreamscape Portals, and is extremely close to the entrances to children's minds.
- Physical God: Deo has never come out and said it, but has heavily implied that Tybalt is a god. It was later confirmed that he is, indeed, a god.
- Old Master: Word of God is that he would be 64 years old, were he human. His actual age is never said, all we know is that this Guardian of the Phobia Portals has been alive for a very, very long time.
- Punny Name: Saffron' (the color) is golden-orange/yellow.
- Team Dad: Word of God says that Tybalt considers all the Dreamscapers to be like his children.
- The Reveal: In all three games, Tybalt has three dots on his forehead in the shape of a triangle. It's revealed near the end of Night Terror 2 that these dots signify that he died and was reformed.
- Hey sweetie, whatever you did before doesnt matter. Youre improving and Im proud of you.
Sasalina's job is to help defeated Phobias reform into Dreamscapers. Her reformation facility takes up a very large amount of the Dreamscape. She's gifted with patience far beyond what any normal person has, which is pretty much a necessity when working with the Phobias.
- Animal Motifs: She's an anthropmorphic cat.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Surprisingly chubby for someone who does so much running.
- Cat Girl
- Dark Is Not Evil: Sasalina's element is Shadow, yet she's incredibly nice. In fact, her element being Shadow is the entire reason why she can reform Phobias, since it connects her to the Nightmarescape. It allows her to tap into the Boogeyman's element of Regeneration.
- HeelFace Turn: While she never does this herself, it's her job to help defeated Phobias change their ways so they can reform.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Olivia/Droplet quite heavily, apparently.
- Team Mom: Not to the Dreamscapers, but to the reforming Phobias. It's her job to help them work through their issues until they're ready to be reformed as Dreamscapers.
- People trying to put out your flame shows that yours burns brighter than theirs!
Powder is a dragon Dreamscaper, and Vinny's closest friend. She's peppy and optimistic, and seemingly always happy. Powder runs the only known shop to exist in the Dreamscape.
- Helping friends and being there for them says a lot about you in a positive way!
Vine is a plant-like Dreamscaper, and the (as of yet) only doctor ever seen in the Dreamscape. She helped heal Jasper's face after the events of Night Terror 3, and often has to patch up Vince after he returns.
Not to be confused with Vince.
- Once you know that you deserve better, you're unstoppable.
Big Bad of the Night Terror Trilogy, the Boogeyman is the master of all phobias.He was once just a tale for parents to scare their children straight... but their fear wound up making the Boogeyman come to life and create other phobias.
Before all this, he was a man known as Bo. Bo was Tybalt's brother, but grew jealous of his brother's power. After years of Tybalt always being better than him (the fact that he's a literal Black Sheep probably didn't help), Bo went mad and transformed into the evil Boogeyman.
- Always Someone Better: Drove him to madness. He was always in Tybalt's shadow - and hated every last second of it. Maybe this is why he always asserts his dominance over the Phobias...
- Big Bad: He's the mastermind behind the events of the trilogy.
- Black Sheep: Literally. Prior to losing his mind and becoming the Boogeyman, he was an actual black sheep.
- The Chessmaster: The Boogeyman is responsible for setting the plot of the trilogy in motion, and by extension is responsible for every horrible thing that happens to the characters. On the surface it may seem like a lot of what his does is For the Evulz, but his actions became more ingenious as more character information was revealed. When he attacked Tybalt he severely weakened him, which it made it much easier for Boogeyman to spread his influence. Shanta had the potential to be a goddess equal in power to himself and Tybalt, so he killed her before she could ascend to such a state. He created Vinny to counteract Vince, with the intention of using him as the ultimate weapon against the Dreamscape. When Vinny disobeyed him, Boogeyman traumatized and banished him to a life of isolation. The plan failed, but Vinny came terrifyingly close to becoming the perfect tool for Boogeyman's ambitions. He killed Jasper in an attempt to mentally and emotionally break Vince, and when that didn't work he tempted Darren into becoming a phobia by offering him a release from his internal struggle. Both events delivered massive blows to Vince's self-esteem and mental state. One more push, and Boogeyman's greatest enemy shattered. Finally, Boogeyman pulled Tybalt into the Nightmarescape and held him prisoner, leaving Dreamscape open to assault. It's only by pure luck and gameplay mechanics that he didn't succeed in his goals.
- Cain and Abel: He tried to do this at the end of Night Terror 3, and finally kill his brother once and for all. Fortunately, he failed.
- Deity of Human Origin: He came into being because enough children around the world believed in his existence. Even when he was a Dreamscaper he had the ability to create sentient life, which qualifies him for this trope.
- He's implied to be a god, as Tybalt was confirmed to be one.
- Driven to Madness/Driven to Suicide: Years of living in Tybalt's shadow drove him to this point. He tore out the Dreamscaper symbol on his forehead, killing his Dreamscaper identity and causing him to rise again as the nefarious Boogeyman.
- Expressive Mask: He has an awful lot of facial expressions, for someone whose face is concealed.
- Extra Eyes: He has a third eye, though whether it's a part of his mask or not remains unknown. It was created when he tore out him Dreamscaper symbol, which was where his eye is.
- Good Powers, Bad People: The Boogeyman's element is Regeneration, yet he's by far the most evil character we've seen not only in Night Terror, but in Pilot as a whole.
- Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he's around, the plot is certain to become darker. His greater involvement in Night Terror 2 is the main reason that it's so much darker than the other games.
- Mook Maker: The Boogeyman is the person responsible for creating all the phobias.
- White Mask of Doom: It covers most of his face, and resembles a skull. Terrifyingly enough it's actually his own skull.
- The Dreaded
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Bo Granite. Tybalt was always better than him, to the point where Bo always felt that he was inadequate compared to his brother. So, he ripped the Dreamscaper symbol from his forehead, driving him irreversibly insane and transforming into The Boogeyman. He spent countless years afterwards creating Phobias, spreading his hatred and pain to all the innocent children of the world. He feels no remorse for his actions and doesn't even truly care about his creations anymore. So much so that he was willing to tear off Vinny's wings and leave him in an empty world completely alone, later preventing any kinder Phobias from trying to reach out and help him. After amassing all the power he could, The Boogeyman then broke his way into the Dreamscape and tried to murder his brother, just barely failing. When you look back at the kind person that Bo used to be, it's truly heartbreaking to see just how much he's changed.
- Would Hurt a Child: His goal. The Boogeyman creates phobias and sends them to terrorize children.
- You there, person. Theres always time for improvement!
Father Time, Chronophobia, is the Fear of Time, a Phobia created by the Terror Trio. He's by far one of the most powerful Phobias in all of Night Terror 1, possessing near-complete control over time. However, it wasn't all fun and games for him, as he had to live with the curse of constantly seeing alternate timelines, almost always including either him or someone he loves getting brutally murdered.
After being defeated, as is usual for a Phobia, his remains were taken to Sasalina, where he was revived and put through the reforming process. During this time, Sasalina saw it fit to try a new method of therapy: Reforming buddies. In this case, Father Time was assigned to Mother Nature. During the reforming process, the two fell in love.
Post-reformation, he took the name Metronome (Though you probably wouldn't know this, given how often people still call him Father Time), and officially started dating Mother Nature. He lost a great amount of his time-controlling powers after reforming, but kept the future sight, much to his dismay. As time went on, they eventually got married, and had twins: A boy known as Life, and a girl named Death. Their family also later gained a new member, in the form of a raptor named Rewind.
He lived his life with his family in peace, until the time of Night Terror 2, in which he had to see his wife get slaughtered in front of him, breaking him so badly that he turned back into Chronophobia. He also had to live with the heart-breaking guilt of having let the Boogeyman take Life and Death and corrupt them. In the end, he gives up on life and allows his Hourglass to break, killing him permanently. Of course, Shanta brings him back in the end, as she does with everyone else who died over the course of the trilogy.
- Alternate Self: Father Time has a lot of these. It's become an unstated rule at LG Productions that every post Night Terror game needs to have a Father Time. Time-Line has Desdemona's uncle, Mallory (And his past self, the Necromancer), Cieplus+'s Adventure has him as a blob villager who tries to warn various towns of Cieplus+'s arrival, Cycle has Click-Track, so on and so forth. Jay is also considered, out of universe, to be a version of Father Time. In Universus, Father Time acts as the announcer for the Night Terror stages, and when a stage from a different game is chosen, the version of Father Time from that game takes over instead. Deo also once drew an image of every version of Father Time in the same room. Interestingly, their design for Salvadore was there was well. One fan even suggested that real life has a Father Time, in the form of Deo's father, Dadoxys.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's never seen without it.
- Babies Ever After: Is the father of twins by the time Night Terror 2 rolls around. It was revealed that Mother Nature was pregnant with a third child at the time she was killed by Boogeyman.
- Beta Couple: With Mother Nature
- Berserk Button: Suggesting that time is just an illusion/exists only in people's perception/isn't real at all isn't exactly a good idea...
- Blessed with Suck: Having complete control over time sounds like a great power to have, but Deo has gone out of their way to portray it as more of a terrible curse than a blessing. Father Time can see every possible future in every possible timeline that he exists in. Considering that Night Terror exists in a Crapsaccharine World, most of what he foresees are horrible tragedies involving his friends and loved ones. The worst part is that he can't do anything to stop what he sees from happening.
- Clockworks Area: His phobia scape is presumably this in spades.
- Determinator: Despite all the messed up things he foresees (and he sees alot), he tries to maintain some semblance of a happy life. This is heart-breakingly averted in Night Terror 2, when Boogeyman kills Gaia and corrupts their children into nightmarish abominations that barely resemble their former selves. He lets himself turn back into a phobia out of hopelessness, and as a desperate gambit to get his family back. It doesn't work.
- Domino Mask
- Draco in Leather Pants: It took less than a day after him being created for this to happen. Apparently, a lot of Deo's fans either have daddy kinks or love to screw with them, as for the next day or two, every Father Time-related post was flooded with people calling him 'Daddy' and demanding 'cummies'.
- Eye Scream: A drawing of him, Droplet and Sheriff together during the events of Night Terror 3 show him with visible irises. What happened to them, you ask? He gouged out his eyes in a desperate attempt to make the visions he sees on a daily basis stop- they're that horrible. Just to add another layer of heart-wrenching to the scenario, Gaia and a certain little shadow boy watched him do it.
- Happily Married: To Gaia.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Father Time's a robot, and he has control over time. He's a time machine.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Beneath his suit, Father Time is built mostly of metal.
- Hell is That Noise: That noise he makes when he is confronted with daddy jokes. "SCRIIIIIIIIII!!"
- It's All My Fault: How he feels after he failed to stop Vince from committing suicide
- The Grim Reaper: Has shades of this. His main weapon is a fancy scythe (which, as of a later retcon, now doubles as a fancy cane), and he has an hourglass that can show how much time any person has left which he keeps in his robotic chest. Breaking it at any point would immediately kill him.
- Madness Mantra: After Vince commits suicide, Father Time has a mental and emotional breakdown. "No no no no no no...."
- Nice Mean and In Between: Downplayed In-between. While he has the strongest moral compass of all the reformed phobias that we've seen, he's also a pessimistic, sarcastic asshole who has a cruel sense of humor. Nice people don't command their pet dinosaurs to ram into people's crotches, after all. Become his friend or loved one and he'll fight tooth and nail for you, but everyone else he seems to be neutral towards, or he just dislikes.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His name upon reformation is actually "Metronome" but everyone, in universe and out, calls him Father Time.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: An accidental example - the other Dreamscapers won't recognize him if he isn't wearing his top hat. Moreover, when he puts his top hat back on, the others treat him as if he suddenly appeared out of nowhere.
- Mythology Gag: The gag was born when Deo accidentally drew FT without his top hat. They spent five whole minutes wondering who the hell did they just draw.
- Parental Substitute: He seems to have taken on a parental role to Vince and other Dreamscapers that he's fond of.
- Power Trio: With Sheriff and Droplet. Known as the Unholy Trinity.
- Raptor Attack: He has a pet raptor named Rewind, who does this to Sherrif often.
- Talking Down the Suicidal: He tries to talk Vince down when he plans to commit suicide in Night Terror 2. It doesn't succeed, which leads to an emotional breakdown from FT.
- They Killed Father Time Again: Justified and deconstructed. Father Time dies a lot, but all those deaths are possible futures or alternate timelines that he sees himself in. Since he seems to be the universe's favorite chew toy, almost all of his forseen deaths are gruesome and horrible. To say that this has taken a serious toll on his sanity and mental health would be an understatement.
- Uptight Loves Wild
- Youve gone through seasons of problems, youre this far, you can do it!
Mother Nature is the Fear of Nature, and a very powerful Phobia in the first Night Terror game. While being reformed by Sasalina, she was assigned a 'reformation buddy', a new experiment to help Phobias reform faster. In her case, her reformation buddy was Father Time, whom she fell in love with.
After reforming, she took the name Gaia. Later, she and Father Time were married, and she later gave birth to twins: Life and Death. The Boogeyman murders her later on, so he can steal Life and Death and convince Father Time to revert to Chronophobia. Shanta revives her in the end.
- Babies Ever After: After Night Terror 1, she and Father Time got... busy... and as of Night Terror 2, they now have two young children.
- Back from the Dead: Like all the dead characters, she does this at the end of Night Terror 2.
- Fauns and Satyrs: She has goat legs like a faun.
- Green Thumb: She is Mother Nature, after all.
- Happily Married: To Father Time.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: While Father Time is quieter and more reserved, Mother Nature has more than enough energy and zest for life for the two of them, and then some. Without her bombastic, spontaneous personality Father Time would have probably gone completely insane a long time ago, if not completely shut off from the rest of the world.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: She's more commonly referred to as Mother Nature, even though her real name is Gaia. Though she isn't stricken with this trope as severely as her husband.
- Uptight Loves Wild: She's considerably less uptight than her husband.
Life is one of Father Time and Mother Nature's kids, and was born sometime between Night Terror 1 and 2. Death is his twin sister. He takes more after his mother.
- Fauns and Satyrs: Has a faun's goat legs, just like his mother.
- Horned Humanoid: Though where exactly they came from is unknown, as Mother Nature doesn't have these after reforming.
- Word of God says it's because he's a male goat, which have horns.
- Sibling Rivalry: With his baby sibling Limbo. Life is jealous of Limbo's ability to float.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: He wears dresses more often than anything else.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness
Death is the second of Father Time and Mother Nature's kids, having been born between the first two Night Terror games. She takes more after Father Time than Mother Nature.
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Deathbringer the Adorable: You wouldn't expect someone named Death to be as cute as she is.
- Domino Mask
- Extra Eyes
- Rapunzel Hair: It hangs down to around her knees.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Like her father, she is primarily robotic.
- Berserk Button: Don't Bring up boogeyman kidnapping her and life, and forcing her dad to become a phobia.
Limbonote is Mother Nature and Father Time's third child, born during the end of Night Terror 2. As it turns out, Mother Nature was pregnant at the time of her death at the hands of the Boogeyman. After Shanta takes control of the Mindscape and ascends to godhood, she revives both Mother Nature and the child.
Limbo appears a lot more childlike than the other kids, and is mostly silent. Xe bears the power of levitation, but xyr other abilities remain to be seen. Unlike Life and Death, Limbo doesn't seem to take after either of xyr parents, though xe inherited Father Time's pupil-less eyes, and Mother Nature's third eye.
Life is jealous of xyr ability to float, while Death seems to be more or less indifferent. Rewind, however, loves xem for reasons as of yet unknown.
- Extra Eyes: Just like xyr mother.
- Monochromatic Eyes: A very strange take on this trope. When xyr third eye is open, the other two become like monochrome, like Father Time's. When it's closed, however, xyr eyes are normal, and xyr hair covers the third eye.
- The Quiet One: As of yet, in none of xyr appearances has Limbo ever said a word.
The former Ornithoscelidaphobianote , Father Time adopted her after her reformation. Rewind became the family pet after Life, Death, and Limbo were born. Her favorite of the three appears to be Limbo. She shares her owner's hatred of a certain cowboy...
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Minus the 'cartoon' part. Rewind wears a bowtie and flower crown, given to her by Father Time and Gaia, respectively.
- Funny Animal
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Justified, since she's a raptor.
- Raptor Attack: Loves doing this to Sheriff.
- Rule of Cool: In-universe, this is why Pimpking created her.
- Size Shifter: Rewind can change her size at will. Sometimes, she's small enough to comfortably stand on Father Time's head, while others, she's large enough for both the twins to ride her.
- For reference, this comic shows her both at her largest and smallest.
Autophobia was created by the Boogeyman to give him an edge against Vince. He exists to be the final trump card if all else failed. He's also one of the Terror Trio, three of the Boogeyman's most powerful creations, who are in charge of creating lesser Phobias.
In Night Terror 3, he helped out Vince by lending him his wings, allowing Vince to get out of the Nightmarescape. Boogeyman punished him extremely harshly for this, and left him alone to rot.
Several years later, in Night Terror 1, the isolation has almost driven him mad. Autophobia lashes out at Vince when he enters the level, reducing his health to half. After a little persuasion on Vince's part, he reforms and becomes Vinny.
Vinny becomes a supporting character afterwards, offering encouragement whenever Vince needs it. After the game, Vince more or less adopts him as his little brother, and he's suspected to have played a role in raising Oak during Night Terror 2.
During Night Terror 2, he plays a role similar to the one he had in Night Terror 1. That is, until after the death of Vince. The event causes him to almost go insane and become Autophobia again, though he's talked down by Oak and Sasalina before it's too late. Afterwards, he joins Oak into Atychiphobia's realm to save Vince. Once that's done, he carries Oak and Vince down to the Nightmarescape, where he becomes a playable character during the final battle.
- Adorkable: All the dang time.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Even the other phobias didn't like him, which is why he's so glad to finally have friends as a Dreamscaper.
- Animal Motifs: In contrast with Vince, Vinny seems to have more in common with birds such as crows or birds of prey.
- Truth in Television: Some species of birds eat snakes. Vinny was specifically created to defeat Vince, so the parallels were likely intentional.
- Asexuality: He appears to be this, though time will tell if he's actually aromantic and asexual, or just hasn't shown any romantic or sexual interest in anyone.
- Badass Adorable: While he's one of the strongest characters in the series, he's also one of the most adorable.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Applies to both Vince and the child he was assigned to. When the child reached out to him, he decided to protect them from the Boogeyman rather than purposely terrorize them. When Vince reached out to him, Vinny was so overjoyed that he was reformed on the spot.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As sweet as he is post-reformation, he was one of the most powerful phobias in the first game. During his stage he attacks Vince in an attempt to drive him away, taking out half his HP in a single hit. Deo has also mentioned that Vinny is just as strong as Vince, if not stronger.
- Break Him By Talking: How you ultimately defeat his Phobia form. You have to talk to him, tell him that he doesn't have to serve Boogeyman, show him that people far more evil have already been reformed, and then convince him that there's still hope for him.
- Broken Record: He thanks Vince for reforming him at least six times after it's all said and done.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Being a shadow, he is associated with black. In a subversion of the Dark is Evil trope, Vinny is anything but malicious or evil.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's almost entirely black (His teeth and eyes are pure white), but he's no more evil than any other Phobia.
- Evil Knockoff: The Boogeyman created him so he would have a trump card against Vince, but Vinny never wanted to fight. On the contrary, he wanted to be friends with his "brother" and do what he does. After his reformation, he gets his wish.
- Happily Adopted: Once he was reformed Vince more-or-less adopted him as his younger/twin brother, and Vinny couldn't have been happier about it. Shanta is implied to have taken him in as her son after Night Terror 2, though it's unconfirmed.
- Healing Hands: Due to the role he played in creating phobias, he had the ability to heal them. When Father Time gouged out his eyes, Vinny healed him as an act of kindness, but this ability didn't seem to be perfect. Father Time recovered, yes, but his eyes became monochromatic from that point on.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Powder, or Powdee, as he calls her. The two are close friends, but not in any sort of relationship.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: If you actually try to attack Autophobia, he's going to defeat you every time without fail. Violence can't ever defeat him, since he's a part of you. If you want to win, you have to reason with him.
- Gentle Giant: As shown here Vinny is very tall, even when he isn't standing up straight. He is normally a very sweet and gentle creature, unless someone attacks him first.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: At the end of Night Terror 3, Boogeyman tears Vinny's wings off as punishment for helping Vince escape the Nightmarescape.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: As part of his punishment Vinny was left completely alone in his stage, and as the years went by it started to whittle away at his sanity. He was incredibly aggressive and hostile to anyone in his realm, especially the child he was assigned to torment. When they reached out to him, as opposed to fearing and pushing him away, he started to regain his sanity. This didn't stop him from viciously attacking Vince when he trespassed in the Autophobia stage, however. Eventually Vince was able to calm Vinny down by offering him something that he had been yearning for; friendship.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: After he learns that Vince committed suicide in Night Terror 2, he snaps. The regret, guilt, disbelief, and possibly anger cause him to temporarily revert back into a phobia- specifically his more powerful second form. It takes the combined efforts of Oak and Sasalina to calm him down and prevent him from completely reverting back into Autophobia. Even once he's stable enough to go with Oak and help her fight Atychiphobia, he's constantly on the verge of a mental and emotional breakdown.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Powder- "Powdee" as he calls her.
- Manchild: An interesting take on the trope. Phobias don't age, they're created with adult minds and bodies. Vinny was created to mirror Vince in almost every way so, since Vince was a little boy at the time, Vinny was created with the body and mind of a child. He didn't "age" so much as his body copied the physical changes Vince went through as he grew up, but he didn't (or was unable to) copy the mental changes that comes with aging. As a result Vinny has the body of someone in their early-to-mid twenties, but the mind of a ten-to-twelve year old child.
- The Boogeyman's treatment of him probably didn't help stimulate any sort of mental growth, either. After he helped Vince escape the Nightmarescape, he was banished to his stage without even minions for company. Any phobia who tried to reach out was punished, so they stayed far away from him. Without any sort of companionship or role model, it's no wonder he never aged mentally.
- Mythology Gag: His story arc is based off of that of the actual Vinny hallucination - he starts as evil, hated, and miserable, but changes his tune after someone cares about him. Just to enforce this trope further, the child Vinny was assigned to terrorize looks like Deo's avatar.
- The Not-Love Interest: With Powder. It seems his occasional shyness around her is less because he has a crush on her and more because she's one of the first friends he's ever had. In general, he's not too good with socializing, since he's more or less spent most of his life abandoned and alone.
- One-Winged Angel: Like pretty much all Night Terror phobias, he has a second form. Unlike the others, thought, he didn't actually use it during the Autophobia fight. Rather, it shows up after Vince commits suicide in Night Terror 2. Specifically, after Vinny almost goes insane after being told about it. He's talked down before he completely loses it and becomes Autophobia again, though.
- The Power of Love: How he's ultimately defeated.
- Power Trio: Back when he was Autophobia, he formed one with Pantophobia and Phobophobia, known as the Terror Trio. They're the ones responsible for creating all the Phobias. It was his job to give them personality.
- Tragic Monster: He never wanted to hurt anyone, but was forced to by the Boogeyman.
- Winged Humanoid: He has huge wings, which he uses to help Vince and Oak navigate the Nightmarescape.
Hydrophobia, the Fear of Water, is one of the bosses in Night Terror 1. After her defeat she reforms and becomes Droplet. She's close friends with Sheriff and Father Time.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: And by "Dark skinned" we mean literally pitch black, though it is peppered with glowing yellow spots.
- Irony: In her first appearance she tries to seduce Vince, but fails because he's gay. After her redemption it turns out so is she.
- Large Ham: Not to the extreme of everyone else, but she still gets some hammy moments.
- Case and point: "I'M IN LESBIANS WITH YOU!"
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Visually resembles one, though her sharp teeth and glowing lure imply she's also based on an angler-fish.
- Power Trio: A member of the Unholy Trinity, the others being Sheriff and Father Time.
- We're all stubborn sometimes, but sometimes it's good to hold yer ground and defend yerself.
The fear of cowboys, Pistalpetaphobia is a very powerful phobia from the first Night Terror game. Befitting the his name, he takes the form of an old western cowboy. He and Father Time are close 'friends', though his friendship with Droplet is a bit less strained. He's defeated and reformed during Night Terror 1. Post-reformation, he's known as the Sheriff.
- Animals Hate Him: Well, Rewind does, at least. Though it's more because Rewind is Father Time's pet than anything else. It might also have to do with the fact that Sheriff once tried to put a saddle on her, and called her feathers ugly.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas
- Badass Baritone: During a stream, Deo said that his voice claim is Rattlesnake Jake, which fits the bill quite nicely.
- Bi the Way: Sheriff is bisexual.
- Groin Attack: Receives a pretty brutal one from Rewind.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Due to his arrogance and being an all-around jerkass, Sheriff seems to fall into this category. Father Time tolerates him (kind of), while Droplet and Atari have a less antagonistic friendship with him. His boyfriend is completely enamored with him, which is to be expected.
- The Gunslinger: He uses four pistols, one in each hand, during his boss fight.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: His closest friend is Atari, who is pretty tiny.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Nice Hat
- Power Trio: He forms the Unholy Trinity, with Father Time and Droplet.
- Scars Are Forever: He got that scar on his lip when Boogeyman lashed out and attacked him.
- Youre the main character of your own video game!
Videgamephobia (referred to as Atari) was a foe from the first Night Terror game, defeated at an unknown point. Post reformation, she takes the name Akane.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: One of her closest friends is Sheriff, a rather large man, while she herself is small.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: Seemingly. At least one incident had her yelling "BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK" while feeling threatened, suggesting that a lot of her abilities are just what she knows due to being Videgamephobia.
The original Atychiphobia is the Fear of Failure. He takes the form of a nervous, stuttering young man. After years upon years of living in constant fear and nervousness, he tried to convince the other Phobias to help him lead a rebellion against the Boogeyman. Judging by the fact that he's not in any of the other Night Terror games, you probably guess what happened.
After briefly joking about being unable to revive him, Shanta reformed Atychiphobia. Post-reformation, he took the name Johan (though most people call him Atty).
- Back from the Dead: Apparently averted. Shanta says that, since he died so long ago, she couldn't revive him. She then says "he'll be in our hearts forever". She then immediately says "Just kidding!". Given the context, she could have been talking about her not being able to bring him back, or she could have been talking about him forever being in their memories. Though it would be incredibly out of character for her to joke about someone's death, especially in a way that implies that she doesn't care that he's gone. Word of God later confirmed that Shanta was joking about not being able to bring him back, and Atychiphobia will be revived eventually.
- Break the Cutie: His entire existence appears devoted to this. Due to his status as the fear of failing, he lives out his life as a nervous wreck.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: He didn't mean to say out loud that he didn't want to hurt the kid anymore, and seems to be on the verge of tears after he accidentally blurts it out.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Atty had to endure countless years of being a nervous wreck, and got brutally murdered by his own creator when he spoke out against the pain he was forced to cause others. Once he comes back, though, his mental state seems to be improving. Not only does he have friends, but he even has an adoptive mother. He even smiles every now and again!
- HeelFace Turn: He pulls one of these, and tries to convince the others to do the same. Sadly, he just couldn't convince them in time...
- One-Winged Angel: Like pretty much all Night Terror phobias, he has a second form. His is pretty much him becoming even more nervous, getting an enormous F over his face, and summoning some demonic self-help guides to assist him.
- Parental Substitute: After his reformation, Sasalina claims him as her son. Father Time has also taken a dad-like role in protecting him.
- Stunned Silence: After he yells that he doesn't want to hurt anyone anymore and just wants the cycle of pain and misery to end.