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     Emai Kassu 

Emai Kassu/Kashew
"Hey, universe, how have I offended you? Why can’t I even grieve in peace!?"

An insomniac writer who enjoys writing about Kreyul. She accidentally gets stuck in the Exchange, and also has a mysterious past.

  • Action Girl: Emai is a body manipulator, and uses it. She even rips Phirre’s heart out of his chest at a point.
  • Action Survivor: Despite being a body manipulator, it's implied that Emai hasn't had much experience fighting, although she does a good job with her powers throughout. In fact, she only improves.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Her braided hair gets loose during her confrontation with Phirre. And depending on the reader, after she kills him, she can even make being drenched in green blood somehow look good.
  • Anti-Hero: She’s one of the good guys, but is more vicious and is not as nice as Kreyul.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: It’s Phirre’s voice that causes Emai to nearly say yes to going to the Exchange. After knowing about his personality, she wonders how such a voice can belong to such a despicable being.
  • Author Avatar: In the early chapters, she resembled Snailords’ personality a lot. This includes being storytellers with weird sleep schedules who hate the color blue.
  • Battle Trophy: After ripping out Phirre’s heart, she finds its transformed into a necklace, which she takes as a trophy.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Played straight at first; despite the horrors she endures, she still looks good, although this is mostly due to her being a body manipulator, and to be fair, the same can be said for Kreyul. It's later averted, after she rips out Phirre’s heart, we can see how badly burned her hand is; right down to the bone.
  • Berserk Button: The color blue. She hates it. It’s another thing she has in common with Ylantis.
  • Beware the Cute Ones: Played for laughs. Kreyul takes note of this when she sees her using a slingshot as a weapon...using zombie teeth as pellets. He's disturbed.
  • Body Horror: After ripping Phirre's heart from his chest, her hand is burned down to the bone.
  • Braids of Action: She usually has her hair done in a messy braid, and is an Action Girl.
  • Brains and Brawn: Kreyul is the brains, while she is the brawn. However, this doesn't mean she's not smart; she's very intelligent actually. She's just more willing (and happy) to get her hands dirty than Kreyul, and he has more out of the box ideas than she.
  • Break the Cutie: When she returns home and can’t find her father or brother.
  • Broken Bird: Even before her Break the Cutie moment, it’s revealed she had a very lonely childhood and isn’t the happiest person.
  • Catchphrase: “Sweet baby cheesecakes!” Also alludes to her being Ylantis.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: This is how her confrontation with Phirre ends. She kills him for a time by ripping out his heart very quickly and easily. He barely has time to react. Possibly subverted when it turns out Phirre wanted her to kill him.
  • Cry Cute: After escaping the Exchange and separating from Kreyul and Seppi briefly after being unable to find her family,she cries by herself.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Is taken to Phirre alone, and it looks like she’ll need to be rescued when it’s shown she’s way out of her depth. However, she ends up killing him, and rescues herself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While she’s more obviously sarcastic than Kreyul, she still has her subtle moments, demonstrated in this exchange after Phirre turns Kreyul into a spider.
    Phirre: Aw, why the face? He’s your friend, isn’t he? His appearance shouldn’t dictate your attitude towards him.
    Emai: You misunderstood. My repulsed face was more toward the realization, that you’re still here. Ugh, the irony of waking up to a nightmare.
  • Deuteragonist: Moves the plot as much as Kreyul does.
  • Disappeared Dad: When she escapes the Exchange and goes home, she finds that her dad and brother have vanished.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She barely bats an eye as she kills Phirre, and she only makes sarcastic remarks after, even while covered in his blood.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first scenes set up her character: an insomniac writer with a few screws loose.
  • Fangirl: Emai’s initial reaction to Kreyul. She sometimes slips back into this.
  • Friendship Moment: She and Kreyul have one when they decide to stay in Nightmare Factory and help each other survive.
  • Foreshadowing: There is so much for Emai’s identity actually being Ylantis. They’re both writers, have body manipulation abilities, self harm, express their emotions unhealthily, have braided hair in different ways, and have the same catchphrase. They also hate blue.
  • Forgets to Eat: She doesn't have much of an appetite when she's stressed.
  • Friendless Background: As Emai bakes cupcakes for herself alone on her birthday, she reflects on having had no friends before Kreyul and Seppi.
  • The Gadfly
  • Genius Bruiser: She's an Action Girl who is intelligent and can outsmart her opponents.
  • Genre Savvy: Subverted at first; she accidentally gets sucked into the Exchange by being distracted by a voice, but once she’s in, this is how she basically survives. Heck, her wish is genre savvy!
  • Gonk: Emai is usually very attractive. And yet she makes some of the most bizarre facial expressions out of all the characters.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Averted. Emai is the more hands on fighter, since Kreyul can’t be violent without bleeding from the mouth. He instead uses his drawings and teleportation abilities.
  • Hates Being Touched: Kreyul is one of the few people to not set off her touch aversion. he usually can't handle being touched for more than five seconds.
  • Healing Hands: This is one of her abilities as a body manipulator. She can heal her injuries quickly. It’s also how she was able to get close enough to Phirre to kill him; she convinced him she could turn off his self defense mechanism.
  • Hidden Depths: Hoo boy. Her past is the driving mystery, and she does turn out to somehow be Ylantis...
  • I Am Not Pretty: She's skinny and likely underweight, and in her world, obesity is considered attractive. She doesn't mind, as she notes that obesity is linked to health problems.
  • I Have Many Names: She is introduced as Emai Kashew, but once she begins to have her memory problems, she and Kreyul go to her local hospital, they find her listed as not only "Mischa Sazerah," but also as deceased. Then she finds that her I.D card says her name is Emai Kassu. And as of episode 73, her identity may well be Ylantis.
  • In-Series Nickname: Is called “Princess” by Phirre, to her chagrin. Seppi also calls her "fun-sized."
  • The Insomniac: Part of why she gets in the Exchange is because she’s exhausted from not sleeping. She also rarely sleeps because she has stories stream through her head, and if she sleeps, she may never know their ending.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: During her confrontation with Phirre, her braid gets loose. Kreyul braids it again because he says she looks like a ghost. It switches from braided to loose for the rest of the series. When she's relaxed, it's more likely to be loose.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She gets injured terribly on numerous occasions, but due to her being a body manipulator, she heals quickly. Yet even her worst injuries (the kinds that take days to heal) she takes in stride.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Emai is more willing to injure or kill in very violent ways than Kreyul, who coughs up blood at the thought of violence. He prefers to use his mind over his fists.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit for most of the series includes shorts and a transparent shirt with her bra clearly visible. It gets lampshaded by Seppi.
  • Mysterious Past: After she and Kreyul escape from Nightmare Factory, she can't find any traces of her dad or brother. Then she forgets that she even had a family. When she and Kreyul go to the bank, they find that she has a monthly deposit of 100K a month. Kreyul starting to believe that she's actually Ylantis only adds more questions than answers.
  • The Narrator: Due to being a writer, most of her text boxes (and some of her thoughts) are detailed descriptions of what's happening and character's emotional states.
  • No Social Skills: She isn’t good with people. Kreyul notes most of her answers to questions are yes or no, even a question regarding her age!
  • Platonic Life-Partners: What she and Kreyul claim to (and seem to) be, even though there is still some Ship Tease.
  • Psychic Link: Somehow gets one with Phirre, although unconventionally. He can feel her emotions, and she gets affected by his physical surroundings. When he gets thrown by a wrecking ball, she gets tossed across a room, even in a different dimension.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: A rare case in which this isn't commented on by other characters. After being unable to find any trace of her family, the next we see of her is when she has her hair braided again, and while wearing a very pretty white dress.
  • Ship Tease: She has plenty. First, there's her and Kreyul, then her and Phirre.
    • For Emai X Kreyul, they progressively get closer and closer throughout the series. They have the closest relationship so far, except for maybe Kreyul and Seppi. They also have the most screen time together, and Kreyul is one of the few people who doesn't trigger her touch aversion. He also strips and twerks to cheer her up when she is feeling especially depressed after being unable to find her dad or brother.
    • For Emai X Phirre, they have only had one scene together so far, but it had a lot of mind games. She also got trapped in the Exchange because of his voice, and he calls her "Princess" for the majority of that time. Plus, there were those few shots where, judging by their positions and the angles, you almost expected a kiss... The fact that Emai has turned out to be Ylantis, or Phirre’s soul mate, doesn’t help.
  • Stepford Smiler: Emai can control her tear ducts, and refuses to cry in front of others.
  • Teens Are Short: She's 5'2. Although if Kreyul's guess is right, she's not a teen at all, although she's still short either way.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: In her dimension, obesity is considered attractive, but this is still her definition of beauty.
  • Tsundere: A mild example and played for laughs. She tends to lightly punch Kreyul every now and then to show affection.
  • Unorthodox Holstering: Emai has a thigh gun holster, but doesn't use it for gun. She uses it for pens, pencils, and a knife or two instead.
  • Woman in White: After getting back to her own dimension and being unable to find any trace of her family she's next seen on a bridge in a white dress.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Just like Kreyul, she's this to Phirre's chess master.

     Kreyul Arroyal 

Kreyul Arroyal
"Why can't I mind my own business?"

A young man whose adventures stream through Emai’s head. Due to a deal, he gets stuck in the Exchange too, and helps Emai to survive.

  • The Ace: He’s good looking, kind, smart, and can teleport away, or teleport things to him.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Gives Emai one of these to help cheer her up.
  • Asexual: What he identifies as.
  • Badass Pacifist: Kreyul is strictly non-violent. Doesn't stop him from using his abilities to survive Nightmare Factory without fighting.
  • Bishōnen: Very. Just look at his picture!
  • Blood from the Mouth: Whenever he thinks about fighting or being violent.
  • Brains and Brawn: He is the Brains while Emai is the (still intelligent) Brawn.
  • Celibate Hero: He admittedly experiences little to almost zero romantic/sexual interest in others, but he abstains from romance and sex because of the possibility of abandonment.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Pointed out in universe; Kreyul tends to get easily emotionally involved, and often unwisely. It leads to him getting called out by Emai, Phirre and Seppi. At least he's aware of it.
    Kreyul: "Phirre tricked me to be emotionally invested, thus, I spent longer in the nightmare than necessary."
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: He has a lot of blue on him.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Has blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He doesn’t tend to be clearly mean, so his sarcastic moments are often subtle. Such as this gem:
    Kreyul: (to Phirre) If being a beetch for a living was a career, you’d be a CEO of your own company.
  • Deuteragonist: Shares this with Emai.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He says he’s been mistaken for a girl a few times. It’s plausible, since some readers did think that in the earliest chapters briefly.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Subverted at first. It looks like this will happen when Emai drags him into the Exchange, but when Phirre gives him the option to escape, Kreyul seriously considers it a moment. He finally decides to stay and try to help anyway though.
  • Fatal Flaw: His impulsiveness and the fact that he gets emotionally invested too easily. He helps Emai to survive Nightmare Factory without even knowing what her wish is, and he wastes valuable time trying to save a young boy, who ends up not only dead, but to have never existed in the first place. He even gets called out on his impulsivity by Phirre.
Friendship Moment
He and Emai have one when they decide to stay in Nightmare Factory and help each other survive.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Averted. Emai is the more hands on fighter, since Kreyul can’t be violent without bleeding from the mouth. He instead uses his drawings and teleportation abilities.
  • Healing Factor: His boba tea actually does this for him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Although he identifies as an asexual, Kreyul and Seppi have this dynamic.
  • In-Series Nickname: He’s called “Crayon” by Phirre. Seppi also calls him "Kreyula."
  • Mistaken for Gay: Emai’s assumption of him after she moves in with him and Seppi. She’s very embarrassed when he tells her otherwise.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He’s had the most amount of shirtless scenes in the series.
  • Nice Guy: He’s easily the nicest character.
  • Not So Weak: He isn’t very physically intimidating, what with him coughing up blood when he thinks of being violent, which makes enemies underestimate him. They shouldn’t.
  • Only Sane Man: Granted, he has his own quirks, but compared to everyone else, he’s very normal.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: What he and Emai claim to be (and seem to be as well). Despite this status, they still do have some Ship Tease.
  • Ship Tease: He has some. First, there's him and Emai, then him and Kissae.
    • For Emai X Kreyul, they progressively get closer and closer throughout the series. They have the closest relationship so far, except for maybe Kreyul and Seppi. They also have the most screen time together, and Kreyul is one of the few people who doesn't trigger her touch aversion. He also strips and twerks to cheer her up when she is feeling especially depressed after being unable to find her dad or brother.
    • For Kreyul X Kissae, they're also close and have known each other a while, although Kissae tends to be a bit of a Tsundere. And then whenever Kissae pretends to not understand humans, Kreyul does kiss them to try to get them to admit they understand human behavior.
    • There are even people who ship him with Seppi.
  • Shirtless Scene: He has several throughout the series.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Boba tea.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Kreyul realizes that he and Emai were this, to Phirre's chess master, as he had manipulated and tricked them into helping him escape Nightmare Factory himself.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: His eyes (especially their color) are pointed out often. Just not by Emai, as she hates blue.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Emai berates him on his choice to help her escape the Exchange without even knowing what her wish was, and calls him out for being impulsive.
    Emai (To Kreyul): "Just like in Nightmare Factory, you rushed to my aid because of your interest in the challenges and beating the game. You didn't even ask me what my wish was! What if I asked for something malicious, like-I don't know...oh, the end of the world!?"
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Literally, in his case.

Major Characters

     Phirre Lotus 

Phirre Lotus
Click to see him after his face reveal in “Hello, Prince” 
"You want it, Princess? Come get it."

The Game Master of the Nightmare Exchange, a siren with a distracting voice. He turns out to have more depth than expected.

  • Accidental Misnaming: Played with. Phirre claims to be genuinely bad with names, which could be true when it's shown he can't remember Kreyul's full name for the life of him, and he keeps calling Emai different names or simply "Princess." Particularly memorable is him calling Kissae "Ana/Sarah", which is not even close.
  • Affably Evil: Charming, well-mannered, flirty, and a tease. But also the Game Master.
  • Anti-Villain: It’s made clear Phirre is The Heavy who has been imprisoned against his will. He doesn’t want to be the Game Master, and it’s implied he’s incredibly lonely, which is why he takes joy in torture. It’s his only human contact.
  • Arc Villain: Is only an antagonist while Emai and Kreyul are in the Exchange. Once they escape, there really isn't an antagonist.
  • Back from the Dead: Apparently gets killed by Emai, only to be revealed that since he’s a siren, he can’t die.
  • Badass Family: The whole Lotus family is this. Extends to adopted family too, shown with Kidus.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: While he’s the Game Master. Once he’s escaped, he wears fairly normal clothes.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He's very attractive, and also The Heavy.
  • Bishōnen: He’s very pretty.
  • Body Horror: Emai literally ripped Phirre’s heart from his chest.
  • The Chessmaster: From the moment Emai and Kreyul were transported into the Exchange, he manipulated them into helping him escape Nightmare Factory. His status as this is even portrayed visually, showing him playing chess against an opponent. Kreyul even says that he, Emai, and Phirre were playing "invisible chess."
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Emai points them out, realizing he has no control over his Game Master's perk of burning whatever living thing he comes into contact, himself included.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Although his past is still very mysterious, we do get occasional episodes that are about him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He does this a lot to people stuck in the Exchange to aggravate them.
    Phirre: (To Emai) How do you breathe with your nose all up in my business?
  • Death Seeker: Subverted. He does want to die, but only so he can meet a hell messenger and escape Nightmare Factory, since he can't stay dead.
  • Driven to Suicide: In his attempts to escape the Exchange. He kills himself so many times, the Exchange put a safety block on him so he can’t be killed with sharp objects.
  • Evil Is Petty: He turns Kreyul into a spider after the latter asks him a question he knew he couldn't answer.
  • The Faceless: Until “Hello, Prince.”
  • Freudian Excuse: He’s been a prisoner of the Exchange for hundreds of years, and can’t touch others without them burning up. He’s incredibly lonely, which is why he likes to torture those who get trapped in the Exchange. It’s his only human contact as a Game Master.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Played with. While comforting Ylantis after her latest bad breakup, Phirre is visibly upset, as he holds Ylantis with one arm and makes a fist with the other hand, and in his narration, even says he doesn't like hearing another man's name on her lips.
  • The Heavy: The Exchange is implied to be more of an antagonist than he is.
  • Hey, You!: Purposely calls Kreyul “Crayon”. His calling Emai, “Princess”, however, has borderline Terms of Endangerment vibes at times, but mostly still comes off as this.
  • Hidden Depths: He at first seems just like a jerk who enjoys messing around with (and using) Emai and Kreyul for the fun of it. But then it turns out He actually doesn't want to be the Game Master at all and is stuck involuntarily, and the only human contact he can have is through torturing others. Oh, and that he has a Lost Lenore named Ylantis, with whom he actually has kind, Pet the Dog moments.
  • In-Series Nickname: Kreyul calls him “Dream Weaver.”
  • Insistent Terminology: He is not suicidal, he’s just killed himself a lot.
  • Kick the Dog: He makes Emai fall asleep for hours by having her listen to a "Siren's Song" (so she can waste five hours and lose ten years of life), and turns Kreyul into a spider for tricking him. After Emai and Kreyul Take a Third Option with Bitey, he transports them to Noirfidia, a place known for a ridiculously high crime rate, and tells them they can't use violence, not even self defense, for an entire half hour.
  • The Lost Lenore: Ylantis was his soul mate, and it’s unknown what happened to her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He constantly tricks and manipulates Emai and Kreyul while they’re in the Exchange.
    Kreyul {about Phirre): Clever prick. He definitely deserves that title of 'Game Master.'"
  • Mysterious Past: We know he’s unwittingly a Game Master. We know his soul mate was Ylantis. And we know that he has a little sister called Little Miss, and that Kidus is his adopted brother.And that’s it.
  • Not Quite Dead: He comes back to life after Emai rips out his heart. His previous suicides count as this too.
  • Pet the Dog: The only times we see him actually act kind are when he's comforting Ylantis after a horrible break up.
  • Playing with Fire: His Siren's Automatic Protection makes any organic thing (except plants) that he comes into contact with burn into flames. He can't turn it off.
  • Psychic Link: Somehow gets one with Emai, although unconventionally. He can feel her emotions, and she gets affected by his physical surroundings. When she mourns her family disappearing, he begins to cry too, although he doesn't realize why at first.
  • Punny Name: His name is pronounced "Fee-Air". It's a play on the word fear.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Him being the Game Master and all…
  • Ship Tease: With Emai. It's debatable whether it counts as Foe Yay or as Foe Romance Subtext. While they have only had one scene together so far, it was interesting, with a lot of mind games. Plus, there were those few shots where, judging by their positions, you almost expected a kiss... The fact that Emai has turned out to be Ylantis, or Phirre’s soul mate, doesn’t help. Neither does him saying he was flirting with her in a bonus episode.
  • Suicide by Cop: Subverted. He wants Emai to kill him so he can meet a Hell Messenger and escape Nightmare Factory, since sirens can't stay dead.
  • The Tease: At first appears to be more like The Gadfly, but in one of the "Daydream Factory" bonus episodes, confirms that he was flirting with Emai while she was trapped in Nightmare Factory. Granted, this was in a bonus episode, and him being Phirre, he may not have meant it, but you never know with him...
    • Although, this behavior has been seen in the comic itself, particularly the moment when he threatened to kiss her...
    Phirre: "Had I known you abhorred me so intensely, I'd have you kiss me instead."
  • Terms of Endangerment: Although his calling Emai "Princess" first came off as Hey, You!, combine that with his threat to kiss her and his "confirming" he was flirting in the bonus episode, and it appears more like this.
  • Troll: What his tests in the Exchange come off as most of the time.

     Kidus Elai 

Kidus Elai
"You lied to me."

A boy who grew up on an Island called Criminaxe, populated by the descendants of felons. He looks very sweet, but looks can be deceiving.

  • Affably Evil: He's a total sweetheart who gets upset when a rabbit is killed twice. And as he's a murderer, what do you think happens to the woman who did it? He never seems evil, and he's even worried about being a bad influence on Little Miss.
  • Animal Motifs: He looks an awful lot like the bunny he tried to save.
  • Beneath the Mask: He seems to be very sweet and childish. Then it turns out he's a serial killer.
  • Beware the Cute Ones: As the woman who killed the rabbit learned the hard way.
  • Beware the Honest Ones: See his quote above. Kidus does not take it well when he's lied to.
  • Creepy Child: He may look like a cute young boy, but he's a serial killer.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: White hair, and he's dressed all in white.
  • Cute and Psycho: Yep. The woman who killed Mochi definitely had a surprise...
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Criminaxe arc is all about introducing him.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He can't feel pain, so being brutally tortured with sharp objects doesn't faze him.
  • Evil Albino: Has white hair, red eyes, and is a murderer.
  • Knife Nut: His preferred weapon.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's in all white, and is a murderer.
  • Man in White: White hair and white clothes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Kidus has red eyes, and is a serial killer.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Little Miss. He even worries about being a bad influence on her.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's incredibly difficult to talk about him without mentioning he's a serial killer.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Played with. He has white hair and is a serial killer. However, he does seem to genuinely care about his older adopted brother Phirre and has a real friendship with Little Miss.


Minor Characters


"You're taking forever and a day!"

A genderless Hell Messenger who sees people once they die. They've known Kreyul for a long time.

  • Ambiguous Gender: They're genderless, and often people see them as whichever gender they prefer. (Not always romantically)
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this behind Phirre's back.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has eyes that look sort of like cat's eyes, showing their demonic status.
  • Only One Name: Is only known as "Kissae."
  • Put on a Bus: Is seen in prominent roles in the first two chapters, but then is only mentioned in passing for a while.
  • The Bus Came Back: They do return, however, after Phirre gets murdered by Emai, to which Kissae reminds him that since he's a siren, he can't stay dead.
  • Troll: Loves mocking and teasing people. They purposely stay cheerful just to annoy Phirre.

     Seppi Seppy 

Seppi Seppy

Kreyul's best friend and roommate.

  • Audience Surrogate: While watching the Nightmare Exchange happen, his reactions are very similar to the readers. Especially when he's panicking when it seems like Emai has been tricked by Phirre.
  • Black Best Friend: He is Kreyul's best friend and roommate.
  • Comical Overreacting: These are his speciality. A memorable moment in particular is when his internet goes out.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Although Kreyul identifies as an asexual, they have this dynamic.
  • Mood-Swinger: Emai notes his mood swings faster than a girl on her period.
  • Muggle: Is one of the very few characters to have no mentioned powers.

     Little Miss 

Little Miss/Assaié Lotus

Phirre's younger sister who is friends with Kidus.

     Ylantis Warning: Major Spoilers 


Phirre's "soul mate." It's unknown what happened to her.

  • Berserk Button: The color blue. Alludes to Emai somehow being her.
  • Catchphrase: "Sweet baby cheesecakes.'' Just like Emai.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Calls Phirre "Dad" sarcastically when he tells her off about her self harm, and when she refuses to heal herself.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She's first seen punching a tree to the point of breaking skin to deal with emotional pain. She also refuses to heal herself, despite needing her hands, until Phirre pushes her to do it, although she snarks at him as she heals.
  • Foreshadowing: There is so much for Ylantis possibly being Emai. They’re both writers, have body manipulation abilities, self harm, express their emotions unhealthily, have braided hair in different ways, and have the same catchphrase. They also hate blue.
  • Forgets to Eat: Doesn't eat when she's stressed.
  • Girlish Pigtails: When she meets Kreyul as a child, she has her hair in two braids.
  • Little Black Dress: Her dress style.
  • Perky Goth: Has black hair, wears a black dress, and has a surprisingly upbeat, smiley personality.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has jet black hair and very pale skin.
  • Self-Harm: After her latest break up, she's first seen punching a tree hard enough to draw blood, saying that the physical pain distracts her from the emotional pain.
  • Walking Spoiler: One of the biggest in the series. Not only is she Phirre's soul mate, she's also possibly Emai's actual identity.

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