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     Callie Benson 

Callie Benson

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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.


  • Adorkable: 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: 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.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: A rather complicated example. She's part Deamon on her father's side. Part Dyrid on her mother's. Yet looks completely human.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Was willing to do one when Declan and she were hanging from a branch after a hill spontaneously formed underneath them and she let herself fall to save him. Luckily he saves her by flying down and catching her, likewise 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 is a reincarnated one, meant to help inspire people.
  • 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 saw her as weird for talking to plant spirits (That they, of course, couldn'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. And considering the story moves into the Spirit World in it's second season, well...
  • 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.
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     Declan Hickey 

Declan Hickey / Poppyfield

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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.


  • Adorkable: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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's been accidentally causing small fires to spark when he falls ill.
  • Secret Legacy: During the talk with Maddy, it's revealed his surname of his mother was Poppyfield. The Poppyfields in the Spirit World are revealed to be 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.

     Radish 

Radish

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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": Just accepted the name Radish despite the fact he pretty much is one.
  • Back from the Dead: Er, kinda. Lyla renders his corporal body into a pure spirit and he seem to pass on with the other spirit after she was killed. But in the epilogue, he came 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.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Named Radish and is well... a radish.
  • 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.

     Lasser 

Lasser

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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.


  • Adorkable: 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, sci-fi to a fantasy creature and all.
  • Bi the Way: Second season reveals he's a bisexual when we see a montage of him trying out "techniques" he learned from romance novels to both men and women and getting rejected by both.
  • Camp Gay: Even before the confirmation, 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.
  • 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 horn on his forehead.
  • Massively Numbered Siblings: He has 87 siblings.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: At the start when he first met Callie, he got a little too touchy feely despite her complaints. Eventually she had to start getting rough for him to get the message.
  • Royal Blood: Comes from a royal family and is pretty much a prince.
  • The Runt at the End: Considered as such in his family since he's the youngest.
  • The Unfavorite: Cast out of his family by his father for a transgression and cut off from his magic, only given 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: Introduces himself while vertically walking down a tree.
  • You Got Spunk: Says this after Callie decks him in their first meeting.

     Tom Benson 

Tom Benson

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Callie's father, a daemon that runs a magic and item shop in the Spirit World.
  • 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 Dyrad and his former lover.
  • Good Parents: Is 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.
  • Papa Wolf: 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: Has two along his beard and side of his head in the current time. Likely a sign of his old age showing.
  • Take Me Instead: Pleaded this of Lyla when she threaten Callie, Declan and Lasser.

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Friends and Allies

     Maddy 

Maddy

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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: 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.
  • 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".
  • The Mentor: To Tom and slightly to Declan.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Quite old and small, though this might be due to being a full blooded fairy.

Antagonists

     Lyla 

Lyla

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Click here to see her as a spirit 

The first major antagonist of the series. She's a Dyrad (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.
  • 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".
  • 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: Claims she offering people no pain or suffering as spirits. In reality she just wants them to fuel her ego.
  • Join or Die: A variant in this case. She gives Callie the ultimatum of joining her or letting her friends die.
  • Karmic Death: 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 near her woods, she would drag him back kicking and screaming. Tom points out he wasn't even in her woods, just near the outskirts of it which she justifies as "close enough".
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Ultimately reveals she's 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.
  • Psychotic 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: 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.
  • Wall Crawl: We she goes to her humanoid form, she comes walking down the tree she was possessing vertically.
  • We Can Rule Together: Tries to forge this with Callie 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, thought 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.

     Leir 

Leir

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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.


  • Big Bad: Surprise, surprise, he's really evil. Whodathunk? But yeah its ultimately 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.
  • 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.
  • Horned Humanoid: As with Lasser and Brodrick, he has horns on his head.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Oddly enough he sports pink wings despite not being a fairy. Likely a result of taking in magic as part of his job.
  • Royal Blood: A prince within his family.

     Lasser's Father 

Lasser's Father

The father of Lasser, Brodick and Leir.
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Others

     Brodrick 

Brodrick

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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.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has horns, though unlike Lasser, his are curved.
  • Royal Blood: Like Lasser, he comes from a royal family and is a prince.

     Tika 

Tika

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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.
  • 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.

     Tansy 

Tansy

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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.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a few branches sticking out of her hair.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stunned Silence: Was stunned upon seeing Declan's pink colored wings since they indicate he's related to the Poppyfields.

     Madame Laurel Poppyfield 

Madame Laurel Poppyfield

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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 she's his grandson.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a few vines wrapped around her hair.
  • 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.
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