Welcome to the character page for Nothing Special
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The protagonist of the story. Raised solely by her father, she grew up mostly in the human realm. Circumstances force her to go into the Spirit World where she finds out some interesting facts about herself and her family.
- Endearingly Dorky: She loves her B-Movies and pop culture. Declan and she constantly go back and fourth on movie quotes and trivia. This was even used as plot point during the confrontation with Lyla as, since she obviously couldn't ask her father flat out if Lyla was immortal, instead coating it as a Lord of the Rings question ("Is Lyla a Saruman i.e: unkillable or a Witch King i.e mortal?"). Which Declan picked up on, asked Tom himself who confirmed the latter and Declan shouted back the answer.
- Knife Nut: She wields one in case of emergencies. Even better, if thrown, it's enchanted to return to her hoister. So she doesn't have to worry about losing it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She's willing to do this when she and Declan are hanging from a branch after a hill spontaneously forms underneath them, letting herself fall to save him. Luckily he saves her by flying down and catching her, revealing himself as a fairy in the process.
- Letting Her Hair Down: She usually has her hair in a ponytail, but lets it loose on occasion. She looks quite cute too.
- The Muse: Lasser reveals she's a reincarnated one, meant to help inspire people.
- Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: She's half daemon on her father's side and half dryad on her mother's, but looks completely human.
- Not Good with People: Rather "not good with humans". She's fine with fey creature since some of her childhood was spent in the Spirit World but, before Declan, she never tried interacting much with humans since they see her as weird for talking to plant spirits (That they, of course, can't see). And even then, it took her awhile to remember who Declan was (Despite the fact he's know her since kindergarten). Declan's also a bit of an exception because he's revealed to be a half human fairy later on.
- Reality Ensues: After she's forced to kill Lyla, she visibly shaken and quickly throws up. Sure, it was in self-defense and to save her father and loved ones. But it's the first time she had to do something like that and against her mother no less.
- Sickening Sweethearts: Declan and she get a little lovey dovey at points much to the chagrin of Radish and Lasser.
- Tomboy: Her stature usually has this distinction. She's not afraid to get rough if she has to.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed, but whenever Callie uses her powers to "inspire" someone to help her her friends usually call her out on it, chiding her for taking advantage of others then using the power for what they were meant for. For the most part, Callie tries to justify it as aiding the group and she has. But her uses of it are starting to get a bit self-indulgent.
The secondary protagonist. Declan is a boy who's known Callie since kindergarten, though they haven't interacted until the start of the main story. Since turning 17, he's recently began to see spirit creatures himself and eventually manages to bond with Callie over it while trying to find out why exactly that is.
- Artificial Limbs: He gets fitted with a prosthetic wing which is help him fly while his original wing heals within it.
- Crash-Into Hello: How he's introduced into the series, crashing into Callie while trying to head to class.
- Elemental Powers: During the visit with Maddy, he discovers he's 1/2 Earth Fairy and 1/2 Fire Fairy. Allowing him power over plant life and fire. This also means he's a Hybrid Elemental Fairy which Maddy proclaims are very rare.
- Endearingly Dorky: Like Callie, he loves B-Movies and pop culture. With the two constantly going back and fourth on movie quotes and trivia. Again it likewise helped during the confrontation with Lyla.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half human on his father's side, half fairy on his mother's.
- How Do I Shot Web?: In the second season, he discovers he can use magic. But since it's a recent discovery, he doesn't know much on controlling them just yet.
- I Choose to Stay: After his grandmother dies and he graduates high school, he decides to sell his old house and move in with Callie to the Spirit World.
- Ill Boy: In the second season, after he tries using magic for the first time, Declan has had random bouts of sudden illness. Callie, Lasser and he deduce it has something to do with his torn wing and the arc of that season is focused on getting to the Poppyfield estate so they can find someone to fix it and cure him.
- Painful Transformation: Mentioned that when his wings first came in, it hurt like Hell.
- Parental Abandonment: Lost his parents in a car accident when he was two and been living with his grandmother for most of his life. Sadly, at the start of the second season, she passes away as well. Effectively leaving him an orphan , least on the human side of things anyway. Though that doesn't last long either.
- Power Gives You Wings: Well being a fairy, this is pretty much a given.
- Power Incontinence: Since getting his wing torn off and discovering his power. He tends to cause small fires to spark when he falls ill.
- Secret Legacy: During the talk with Maddy, it's revealed that his mother's surname was Poppyfield. The Poppyfields are a very prestigious group of fairies. The fact that he has pink wings is a major sign of this.
- Sickening Sweethearts: Callie and he get a little lovey dovey at points much to the chagrin of Radish and Lasser.
- Taking the Bullet: During the confrontation with Lyla, he pushed Lasser out of the way when she made to impale him with a branch, getting struck in his wing in the process. This would have repercussions in the second season of the comic.
A... radish. Well the spirit of one that was eaten anyway. Callie and Declan meet him not long into their first journey. Having taken a liking to Callie, he proclaims himself as a "bodyguard" of sorts to her.
- A Dog Named "Dog": He just accepts the name Radish despite the fact he pretty much is one.
- Back from the Dead: Er, kinda. Lyla renders his ghost body into a pure spirit and passes on with the other spirits after she's killed. In the epilogue, however, he turns out to have reincarnated as another radish and comes back in his original form in Declan's salad.
- Berserk Button:
- Any mention of eating or using radishes in front of him. He pretty much threw a fit when Declan had used some as a boutonnière and lapel during his prom date with Callie and slapped them off their person. Ironically, Declan had made them to honor him
- Using plant spirits as lights (similar to how some use fireflies in lanterns). He considers it oppressive.
- Funny Background Event: Usually provides these in a lot of scenes.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Vegetables have souls apparently.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Very cute, he's pretty much the mascot of the series.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: He serves as recurring comic relief in the party's adventures. As such, the first Lyla does when the confrontation with her grows heated is turn him into a mute light-spirit for the rest of the chapter.
- Tag Along Kid: Hard to tell if he is a kid but sometime usually acts like one. Regardless, he almost always tags along with Callie and Declan, even on dates when even Lasser has learned when to not be a third wheel.
A demon that Callie, Declan and Radish meet in their first quest. After discovering Callie's a Muse, he insists on tagging along as a guide, mostly so she'll use her power to help him as a favor. Over time though he does become a valued friend.
- Camp Gay: Even before the confirmation that he's bi, his mannerisms were pretty flamboyant to say the least.
- Characterization Marches On: Came into the story rather jerkish and a bit of a creeper. He eases up near the end of the first season. By season two he's a bit more rounded, recognizing that Callie truly does love Declan and quickly backs off on trying to woo her. Even helping where he can with the two. This gets a cute lampshade in the second season when Lasser and Radish are chastising Tika for pulling out Callie's magic core without consent, with Radish stating that even Lasser knew better then that when he kidnapped Callie.
- Chekhov's Skill: His ability to pull out magic which he shows at the start of season two. Its ends up coming in handy when Leir absorbs the Poppyfield magic from Declan and Lasser uses it in to order to depower him (albeit with some help from Callie).
- Exposition Fairy: He's the one that reveals that Callie's a Muse which clues her in that she has magical powers.
- Endearingly Dorky: Third time the charm eh? Granted Lasser isn't this to the extent of Callie and Declan. But he loves reading and ultimately fell in love with romance novels, particularly ones involving Vampire-Werewolf Love Triangle. He seems quite intrigued when being told of Tolken works and found Reality TV shows fascinating. Though still has trouble grasping things like Star Wars since, well, explaining sci-fi to a fantasy creature and all.
- Entitled to Have You: He came off this way when he first met Callie and finding out she's a Muse, virtually treating her more like an object then a person. Callie quickly set him straight and he eventually dropped this mindset over time.
- The Fashionista: Has an eye for fashion and even helped Callie and Declan in certain cases when it came to clothes.
- Grew a Spine: By the end of season two, he finally gets over his fear of Leir, stands up for himself and ultimately derails Leir's plans.
- Horned Humanoid: He has horns on his forehead.
- Massively Numbered Siblings: He has 87 siblings.
- No Sense of Personal Space: When he first meets Callie, he gets a little too touchy feely despite her complaints. Eventually she has to start getting rough for him to get the message.
- Royal Blood: He comes from a royal family and is essentially a prince.
- The Runt at the End: He's considered as such in his family since he's the youngest nearly ninety.
- The Unfavorite: He was cast out of his family by his father for a transgression and cut off from his magic, retaining just enough to come crawling home if he must. His siblings even gave him the demeaning nickname "Lasser the Lesser", much to his annoyance.
- Wall Crawl: He introduces himself while vertically walking down a tree.
- You Got Spunk: He says this after Callie decks him in their first meeting.
Callie's father, a daemon that runs a magic and item shop in the Spirit World.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Season three reveals he has a past he's not proud of with the implication Maddy and he did criminal jobs in the Medow before going legit.
- Distressed Dude: His disappearance is ultimately what kicks off the first story arc in the series. Eventually revealed that he was taken by Lyla, a dryad and his former lover.
- Good Parents: He's very understanding of his daughter and does his best to look out for and be there for her. Heck when she wanted to learn how to dance for a Prom. He dropped his workload just to teach her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: During the confrontation with Lyla, he was ensnared by her vines and pleaded with Callie to take her friends and leave him. Callie refused however and thankfully she was able to save him.
- Official Couple: With Tansy of all people much to Callie's shock.
- Parental Abandonment: Dialogue with Declan in the third season implied his parents died when he was young before Maddy essentially adopted him.
- Really Gets Around: Maddy reveals he's a bit of a casonova and has dated a variety of creatures before Layla. Up to and including a bard, a duck and an enchantress.
- Papa Wolf: He's very protective of his daughter, extending all the way back to when she was a baby and he saved Callie from Lyla when she tried to smother her with moss. It likewise took awhile for him to warm up to Declan according to Callie.
- Skunk Stripe: He has two along his beard and side of his head, likely a sign of his old age showing.
- Take Me Instead: When Lyla threatens Callie, Declan and Lasser, he pleads for her to only take him and let the others go.
Friends and Allies
Callie's godfather. He's an air fairy with a penchant for rambling about politics of the Spirit World and making tea.
- Badass Beard: A pretty long one that goes way past his small frame.
- Exposition Fairy: Quite literally. He explains some of the politics of the fairies in the series to Declan as well them being elementals and helps Declan find out what his element is.
- Defector from Decadence: He left his family because he wasn't happy with how Earth Fairies hoarded magic through generations, feeling it could lead into disaster, and would often complain about it. But since this was a taboo action among his kind, he figured to just leave before they could cast him out.
- Grumpy Old Man: Plays this to the hilt, there's barely a scene where he's not complaining about something or other or openly insulting people. Tansy thinks this is just his way of showing how much he cares about those he loves.
- Honorary Uncle: Or Godfather in this case. Tom isn't related to him and more an old friend who taught him different spells. Still he's treated as family regardless and both Tom and Callie refer to him as "Uncle Maddy".
An Earth Fairy, Laurel's niece and healer within the Poppfield Estate.
- Closer to Earth: She too doesn't like the idea of Earth fairies hoarding magic and tries to convince Laurel to seek other means. But Laurel refuses to listen.
- The Ditz: A nice girl but is utterly oblivious when she's making people feel uncomfortable or cause them harm. Maddy absolutely dreads her and her treatments.
- Innocently Insensitive: Found Declan's condition due to his magic interacting with Laurel's interesting and eager to see more of it's effects despite the fact he's in obvious pain from it.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Since she's Laurel's niece, that pretty much makes her Declan's cousin.
- Motor Mouth: Practically talked a mile a minute when first meeting Declan.
- The Medic: As stated, she's a healer within the Estate and quickly offered to heal Declan's wings.
- Mad Doctor: She's not evil and means well, but isn't exactly who you would call "delicate" with her procedures. It's even been mentioned she caused a malpractice at one point.
- Noodle Incident: Got kicked off the Poppyfield estate after the events of season two while they're rebuilding it for something called "The Nailbucket Incident". The only thing she mentions about it is that it involved "lots of bandages" and never see so much dysentery.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She has a habit of getting up a little too close for comfort to other people.
- Official Couple: With Tom despite him being much older then her (though given had long lived fairies are, it's not that big a deal).
- Stunned Silence: Was stunned upon seeing Declan's pink colored wings since they indicate he's related to the Poppyfields.
The first major antagonist of the series. She's a dryad (a wood nymph essentially) whom Tom had relations with back in the past.
- A God Am I: Doesn't said it outright but skews very close to this claiming she has the power to decide who lives and who dies. Then figures she can become an actual one when she finds out Callie is a Muse.
- Archnemesis Mom: To Callie, whom she first tries to kill to keep as a spirit forever and then tries to use a tool for world conquest.
- Arc Villain: Of season one, it's her kidnapping of Tom that gets the plot moving.
- Ax-Crazy: Very quick to murder people just to be her decorations. She was more then gleeful at the thought of using Callie's power to gain more ''decorations".
- Dissonant Serenity: She switches from polite introductions to talking about killing everyone with no break in her light and cheery tone.
- Does Not Like Shoes: In her humanoid form, she's barefoot.
- Entitled to Have You: To both Tom and Callie. She doesn't so much see them as loving individuals then just objects she can own. She especially happy to hear Callie is a Muse and tries to force Callie to pledge her loyalty to her.
- The Fair Folk: The first to showcase the negative side of Fey creatures in the series. She has virtually no regard for life, killing others because she believes beings are better off as spirits and unwilling to listen to those that tell her otherwise.
- Green Thumb: Has power over wood.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The spirits of the people she killed turn against her and aid Callie.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Callie ultimately is forced to stab her in the heart to stop her.
- It's All About Me: She claims to be offering people an existence with no pain or suffering as spirits. In reality she just wants them to fuel her ego.
- Join or Die: A variant. She gives Callie the ultimatum of joining her or letting her friends die.
- Karmic Death: She claims people would be better as spirits to shine brightly around her. After she's killed, she becomes one of said spirits.
- Killed Midsentence: As she's trying to convince Callie that they'll rule together, Callie stabs her directly in the heart.
- Loophole Abuse: In the past, she told Tom if she caught him in her woods again, she would drag him back kicking and screaming. Tom points out he wasn't, just near the outskirts of it which she justifies as "close enough".
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She reveals herself to be Callie's mother.
- Nature Is Not Nice: A being that can become one with nature, but her only concern is turning people's souls into "decorations" for herself.
- Omnicidial Maniac: She would have killed everyone in the world had she managed to win.
- Our Nymphs Are Different: She's tree nymph, with the ability to meld with living trees and fashion a wooden body for herself.
- Psychopathic Manchild: To say she has a loose grip on reality is an understatement. Killing people under the impression they would want it and to hang around her for the rest of their existence.
- Sadistic Choice: She presents this to Callie when holding Declan, Lasser and Tom hostage and forcing her to choose which one lives.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Indeed looks a lot like Callie in her humanoid form.
- Unpleasant Parent Reveal: Needless to say, Callie is less than pleased when she finds out Layla's her mother.
- Wall Crawl: We she goes to her humanoid form, she comes walking vertically down the tree she was possessing.
- We Can Rule Together: She tries to convince Callie to stay at her side and help her rule the world once she finds out she's a Muse. Callie naturally isn't interested once she gets to know her.
- Would Hurt a Child: To her own daughter even! She wanted Callie to be a spirit after she was born and had tried to smother her to death with moss, though Tom mercifully prevented this. When Callie meets her in her teenage years, she still has no qualms with trying to kill her along with Declan and Lasser.
A demon, Laurel Poppyfield's trusted adviser and one of Lasser's older brothers who dabbles in magic management or a living trust as he puts it. Was tasked by Laurel to hold onto her magic after she dies until the next in her line comes of age.
- Arc Villain: Of season two. He soon revealed that he plans on taking Laurel's magic for himself once she dies. Even having done so before with another family and turning the intended heir into his slave all the while and likely has done so with others before. Thus making him the main antagonist of the arc.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he takes the Poppyfield magic into himself, he grows giant sized and covered in a miasma of dark magic.
- Big Brother Bully: The first of Lasser's family to showcase his claims of his family bullying him. He practically tries to force Lasser to help him with his plans and shows he's utterly callous and ruthless in trying to reach his goals.
- The Dreaded: Lasser ends up freezing up once he sees him again. So much so when Callie, Declan and he are alone, he requests if they could go home. Lasser later cites this is due to Leir being the 4th to the throne in his family and stating he's bad news, though doesn't go into context why. We soon see why when he speaks with him in private, showing how ruthless he is when he abuses a man working under him.
- The Confidant: Laurel confines in him enough that she trust him with her magic once she dies. Least until Declan comes along to which Laurel changes her mind and wants him to take over. Leir... doesn't seem to approve of this if his body language is any indication. Not surprisingly we find out later because this'll disrupt his plans.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Turns out going giant ended up working against him as Lasser, aided by Callie and the radish spirits around the area, is able to plunge into his body and pull out his magic core. De-powering him.
- Horned Humanoid: As with Lasser and Broderick, he has horns on his head.
- Obviously Evil: No sooner than he's introduced, it's fairly obvious something was sketchy about him. Not long after, he meets with Lasser and shows his true colors.
- Put on a Bus: Confined to his room after the events of season two, essentially grounded.
- Royal Blood: A prince within his family.
Lasser, Broderick and Leir's father.
- Affably Evil: He seems like a nice enough guy when we meet him and is very cordial when meeting Callie. But he likewise did drag Lasser and her down to the Meadows against their will for said meeting and seems to disown his childern on a whim.
- Last Episode, New Character: He's introduced at the end of the second season. Likely to set him up as a threat in the future.
- Parental Favoritism: Pretty much dotes on any of his kids that can serve his whims.
The family that Lasser hails from who reside in the Meadows, a nexus point between the living and the underworld.
- Big Brother Bully: To varying degrees to Lasser, save for Leir, they usually just keeping it to mocking from what we've seen so far.
- Horned Humanoid: Being demons, they all have horns of various qualities.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: 87 children and counting. All of them sons.
- Noodle Incident: Nero states Asheron, Mori, Theo and Dixon are on house arrest after some infractions they did that Nero didn't agree with. It's the reason why they're still living at home when Callie and Lasser arrive there.
- The Pig-Pen: When we meet some of the family, their place is rather filthy.
- Royal Blood: Near all the sons are princes of the family.
- Sibling Rivalry: Most of them are trying to please their father so they can take over the family business. Ironiclly Nero isn't that interested in their little contest.
One of Lasser's older brothers who's also a librarian. Despite this, he dotes on him.
- Cool Big Bro: While he does tease Lasser, he so far hasn't shown any animosity to him. Even stating he misses having Lasser at family dinners.
- Cuddle Bug: Hugs Lasser when he comes to Tom's item shop for a visit, much to Lasser's annoyance.
The first born son, a stoic man who doesn't seems to like anyone.
- The Dutiful Son: Very dedicated to his work for the family business that he doesn't socialize.
- Jerkass: He's the most suspicious of Lasser when he claims Callie is his girlfriend and also very confrontational with his father.
- The Stoic: He just glares at Callie upon first meeting.
The second born son. Bit a meathead who focusing on lifting
- Pungeon Master: Loves his puns and uses one when introducing himself. Apparently he got it from his father.
- Skunk Stripe: Has them on the sides of his hair for some reason.
- Supreme Chef: He's shown to be pretty good at cooking.
One of the siblings who fancies himself a ladies man.
- Blob Monster: Or something close to it, he's always drawn with parts of him dripping or running.
- Prince Charmless: Soon as he meets Callie he goes right into flirting and suggesting they make out, much to her digest. Nero describes him as a shameless flirt.
- You Got Spunk: Admits he likes the fact that Callie stood up to him, making her much more desirable to him.
The fifth oldest of the family after Leir. A bit of a bookworm.
- Big Brother Instinct: To Lasser, he's one of the few that actually treats him decently.
- Big Little Brother: Despite his small stature he's actually older then Lasser. Judging from dialogue from Nero though, it's implied his stature was due to a punishment Nero inflicted on him.
One of the siblings that had the bad luck to date a gorgon.
- Taken for Granite: Was stated to have tried to date a gorgon and got turned to stone for his trouble. He resides in the garden of the castle until the spell wears off or they can find a means to undo it.
A pixie the group run into while stopping at some ruins that used to be a temple for muses. She's bound by magic to protect it.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She's a Pixie, so no reason she would want to wear any.
- Grumpy Bear: Her first interaction with the group is hostile to say the least. Though having to look after a bunch of ruins that used to be a grand temple and encountering various people who claim to be muses has jaded her a little.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a bit rude to the protagonists in first interaction. But once Declan starts falling ill again, she does offer to help by getting some local animals to warm his body.
- The Rival: To Radish on the second visit when she tries to make a "staute" in Callie's honor.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets called out by Lasser of all people for going into Callie's body, pulling out and looking at her magic. According to Lasser you have to have consent to do that and considered a rude action otherwise.
An Earth Fairy and matriarch of the Poppyfield Estate.
- Face Death with Dignity: Proclaims to the protagonists that she's not afraid to die and that she's lived a long full life.
- The Fair Folk: Naturally looks down on humans being a fairy and all. It's what ended up causing a rift between her daughter and her since her daughter fell in love with a human and Laurel wasn't keen on the idea.
- Ill Girl: Already mentioned to be sickly at the start of Chapter 2. She starts coughing a bit when we finally see her in person.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Calls Callie an "It" when she senses Callie is a Muse. Callie looks about ready to clock her for that and only held back by Declan.
- Jerkass: Stubborn and not very pleasant around non-fairy folk (save Leir).
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Once she realizes that Declan's wings are real. It doesn't take long for her to put two and two together and realize he's her grandson.
- Horrible Judge of Character: A snooty high class woman puts her trust in the one person who's planning to backstab her first chance he gets once she give him her magic after she dies? Shocking.
- Miniature Senior Citizen: Like Maddy, she's a very small being. Again it's unknown if this was due to age or her really being that small due to being a fairy.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Her daughter left her due a disagreement on who she fell in love with and Laurel later found out she died, much to her regret for never being able to patch up things with her. It's revealed that said daughter was Declan's mother.
- No Body Left Behind: Once she dies, she disappers completely and her magic is sent into Declan.
- Oh, Crap!: Initially thinks Declan had somehow changed his wings when it's found out they're pink color to sneak into her Gala since that would be the sign of matriarchy in her family, plus the fact that pink wings are usually on females. But when both their magics intertwine for a bit after a coughing fit (Curiously with Declan's starting up when Laurel started over exerting herself), she realized he wasn't faking it.
- Your Days Are Numbered: By the time the story mentions her, she's in her twilight years and on the verge of dying. Thus she throws a major party to celebrate her life before she passes on. Heck, the protagonists get to her home just a day before her death.