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    Zetsu Ji-Hwan 
  • Abusive Parents: His father is cruel and intentionally emotionally abusive towards him since he's seen as a burden.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: This version of the character actually shows just how abusive his father truly was to him, and makes it clear that he's clearly going through a depression.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Upon first seeing Tempest, he quickly becomes interested in learning more about her.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Tempest doesn't return his feelings for her.
  • Apologises a Lot: Has a small habit of apologizing after most mistakes, no matter how minor and unimportant they truly are.
  • Berserk Button: Upon forming an Odd Friendship with Tempest, others treating her like she's a monster quickly has become a way to push his buttons.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: After an intense argument between the two, Zetsu and Tempest finally end up having their first kiss during "Behind Their Beastly Expressions", and it's quite the passionate one considering the literal sparks that fly.
  • Break the Cutie: Constantly berated by his father, thrown into a gang war due to involvement with a foreigner, and he has possibly one of the worst streaks of luck possible...Yeah, things don't go well for him to say the least.
  • Butt-Monkey: To say that nothing ever seems to go well for him would be an understatement.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Near the end of Volume #1, he finally calls out his father for his abusive behavior while defending his friend from him.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Has a hard time admitting his feelings towards Droog.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Cares a lot about others and will usually go about trying to do the right thing, but he's also a very selfish person who mostly thinks about how he views the world and thus can be very judgmental.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Ultimately revealed to be a little bizarre himself by the end of the first chapter.
  • The Cynic: Hates his own life quite a bit, and believes that he just makes other people's lives worse.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His mother left him and his father at a young age, leaving the two alone in a crime-infested sector full of power hungry mobs. In the process, his father constantly emotionally abused him, he never was able to make any friends due to his lack of social skills, and at several points considered suicide but never could go through with it due to fear. Really, the first good thing to ever happen to him was meeting Tempest.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While he usually hides it, he can be pretty sarcastic around others, especially towards Tempest, though in her case, it's more friendly.
  • Emotional Powers: The way he brings out his fire powers is by getting either overly emotional, or incredibly pissed off.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: He has a permanent set of them located under his eyes at all times.
  • Fantastic Angst: Due to the constant neglect and emotional abuse from his father, he yearns for any kind of affection, and on a similar level, for something different to distract himself from his nightmarish life. Which ends up being the exact reason why he ends up becoming friends with Tempest in the first place.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: The conflict surrounding Tempest and her powers only helped her and Zetsu grow closer.
  • First Kiss: Has his with Tempest.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Realist.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • Freaky Is Cool: In his eyes at least, Tempest's strange abilities are certainly more interesting than anything else he's ever seen.
  • Friendless Background: Prior to Tempest, he never had a real friend. The closest he had was with Luigi, and even then, it's not like they ever spoke outside of Zetsu buying groceries.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's close friends with the elderly man, Luigi.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be pretty rude at times and certainly has a sour streak, but nonetheless he did take Tempest in with promises of feeding and keeping her safe and has a genuine friendly relationship with her.
  • Just Friends: With Tempest.
  • The Kirk: Is able to blend a solid mix of both emotions and logic in all of his decisions.
  • Loners Are Freaks: As revealed by the end of "Prologue", it's pretty obvious that Zetsu has some...Quirks to him.
  • Love at First Sight: Unknowingly so with Tempest.
  • Luminescent Blush: A very noticeable blush forms on his face after he sees Tempest in the nude. And considering the amount of Ship Tease he gets with her, it shouldn't really be surprising that he gets this quite a bit anyways.
  • Mutually Unequal Relation: Him and Tempest notably have very different views on their actual relationship. Tempest sees him like family, while Zetsu sees her as his dream girl. If it wasn't obvious, this makes things occasionally awkward.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Considering he gains an interest in something that he witnessed easily taking down three dangerous mob bosses, and goes on to praise such a thing, certainly says a lot about what he sees as a likable quality.
  • Not So Above It All: As shown by the end of "Prologue", he starts to become pretty obsessed with both Tempest and the abnormal.
  • Odd Friendship: By the end of "The Hunt for the Outsider", Tempest and Zetsu have become friends.
  • Only Sane Man: Certainly tries to be one, but his more quirky personality traits lead to him more often than not failing to be one.
  • Playing with Fire: Ultimately revealed to have the same fire powers as his father.
  • Self-Deprecation: Lays consistent insults on himself almost as often as his father delivers them towards him.
  • Ship Tease: With Tempest.
  • True Companions: With Tempest.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after she just killed someone, he stays at Tempest's side and comforts her.
  • Unlucky Everydude: He's a pretty normal guy most of the time, but he is insanely bad at making sure something horrible doesn't happen to him every moment of the day.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tempest.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Tempest. For now at least, [[spoiler:Ship Sinking they don't.]]

    Tempest Joust 
  • Action Girl: She single handily took down three dangerous mobsters with minimal effort.
  • Amazonian Beauty: While the "beauty" part is up for debate, she is pretty strong to say the least.
  • Anti-Hero: After the events of "The Hunt for the Outsider", she's an enemy of the law, gangs, and the new private investigators Sylvia and Droog. Despite this, she's still trying to just do what she believes to be right.
  • Ax-Crazy: Pretty clearly enjoys not only fighting, but basically torturing those who get in her way or mess with others.
  • Badass Adorable: One of the most powerful characters of the story, and yet she looks like a little girl mixed with a spider on some level. Later on though, after Everett's experiments on her, she basically loses the adorable side.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Messing with those who can't fight back quickly turns her into an enemy of theirs. It's later revealed to simply be a natural feeling of hers, and usually if it's for survival she won't interfere.
    • Implying that she's a beast/freak. She'll usually try to ignore it at first though, simply because she tries to trick herself into pretending to not understand what they're saying. As the story goes on though, it starts to hurt more and more, eventually turning into a insult she's ashamed of being called.
  • The Berserker: Her fighting style is mostly made up of her rushing towards her opponents with reckless abandon, and surprisingly it usually works.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: After an intense argument between the two, Zetsu and Tempest finally end up having their first kiss during "Behind Their Beastly Expressions", and it's quite the passionate one considering the literal sparks that fly.
  • Blessed with Suck: Sure, she may have badass electric powers, but she also becomes a notable outcast wherever she goes due to them.
  • Blood Knight: Absolutely loves fighting, which explains why she's usually so eager to get into them.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She actively mocks her opponents while taking them down in fights.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Due to her struggling to kill Starrk, Everett ultimately inputs a command that causes her to instantly do whatever he wishes, which causes her to kill Starrk.
  • Break the Cutie: Her being transformed into a Humanoid Abomination and then subsequentially being forced to kill someone.
  • Broken Bird: Her ultimately being forced into killing Starrk while Brainwashed and Crazy has left her horrified with her actions and a crying mess.
  • Challenge Seeker: While she clearly won't admit it, one of the main reasons she keeps on fighting is because she desperately wants to challenge herself against a Worthy Opponent.
  • Character Development: Goes from being an ultimately selfish character with an It's All About Me mindset to someone who genuinely cares about Zetsu, ultimately deciding to stay in the place that's currently hunting her simply because she doesn't want to abandon him to their hunter's mercy. This ultimately gets the two caught in the end, but she validates it as being fine with that as long as he's safe.
    • After being forced to kill someone, Tempest makes the choice to dedicate her power to making sure bad people don't gain that kind of power, even if she sees herself as one now as well.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Tries to be a heroic person, but she's also extremely antagonistic, prideful, and dependent only on herself to survive, thus placing everyone else as a lower priority.
  • Clothing Damage: Her clothing is notably torn and worn-out.
  • Determinator: Once she has set her mind on something, it's highly unlikely that she'll allow herself to not complete it.
  • The Dreaded: Quickly becomes feared among the citizens of Westfield.
  • The Drifter: First appears in the story due to wandering into Zetsu's hometown.
  • Dumb Muscle: She ain't all that smart, but she's pretty damn smart to say the least.
  • Fearless Fool: Completely unintimidated by an entire group of mobsters who want to take her down.
  • Filthy Fun: She actively prefers being dirty, due to believing it increases the range of her cent.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: The conflict surrounding Tempest and her powers only helped her and Zetsu grow closer.
  • First Kiss: Has hers with Zetsu.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Apathetic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's indescribably fast, but she has a problem taking a hit.
  • Freudian Excuse: Ultimately, she's as selfish and self-centered as she is due to the fact she's always been treated as a monster, and has traveled her whole life not forming any kind of permanent connections.
  • Friend to Bugs: Seems to get along pretty well with spiders.
  • Funny Foreigner: Due to her complete lack of social skills and unawareness of exactly what's appropriate, she makes some pretty dumb decisions around others.
  • Glass Cannon: She can throw a lot of punches and has dangerous electric powers...But she really can't take a hit.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She gets pissed off pretty easily to say the least.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Despite her attempts to be a good person, her violent attitude makes it sort of hard to see her as one.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's a very passionate and determined person, and daring to say otherwise is a quick way of causing conflict with her.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Due to Everett experimenting on her, she has been transformed into a creature comparable to that of a humanoid monster.
  • I Am What I Am: After The Big Damn Kiss with Zetsu, she comes to the realization that while she certainly believes she's a monster, she will no longer due to bidding of worse ones.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Isn't aware that it isn't considered appropriate to sleep in the nude.
  • It's All About Me: Her Fatal Flaw is even stated to be that she is incapable of thinking of others before herself, as she has only survived because she thought only about surviving the day.
  • I Work Alone: Or at least she tries to. She simply doesn't believe she'll be able to survive if she starts relying on others as well.
  • Jerkass: Due to her It's All About Me attitude, she simply doesn't think about others or their emotions. This often leads to her simply being demeaning and rude to just about everyone around her.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, if you truly try to put in the work, she can show a genuine side to her personality that showcases she isn't a bad person.
  • Just Friends: Ultimately decides to remain this with Zetsu.
  • Lack of Empathy: Simply seems incapable of truly relating to others enough to care about their emotions, at least before she goes through Character Development.
  • Large Ham: Due to her Blood Knight tendencies and love of fighting as a whole, she showcases a lot of moments where she is just plain ecstatic to be in one.
  • Mood-Swinger: Seems to not have that much control over her emotions, considering her mood seems to swap on the dime at times.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Considering she sleeps in the nude, and she has no issue with nudity, it's to be expected that she'll occasionally have a suggestive scene or two.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: None of her muscles are notable in any real way, and yet she's one of the strongest characters in the story.
  • Mutually Unequal Relation: Her and Zetsu notably have very different views on their actual relationship. Tempest sees him like family, while Zetsu sees her as his dream girl. If it wasn't obvious, this makes things occasionally awkward.
  • No Social Skills: Debateably hers are worse than Zetsu's!
  • Odd Friendship: By the end of "The Hunt for the Outsider", Tempest and Zetsu have become friends.
  • One-Woman Army: More than capable of easily taking down multiple people at once.
  • Sociopathic Hero: As she says herself, she only truly cares about herself, despite her attempts to be a heroic figure in front of the weak.
  • Rage Breaking Point: During her argument with Zetsu, it's ultimately him implying she's a beast that causes her to lash out and nearly kill him.
  • Ship Tease: With Zetsu.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Has presented possibly the largest ego in the story thus far.
  • True Companions: With Zetsu.
  • Tsundere: Even after realizing that Zetsu is someone she could trust, she still acts unnecessarily rude towards him most of the time. Though, she does accidentally admit she has some trust in him anyways.
  • Undying Loyalty: When Zetsu is threatened with injury or death unless she listens to everything Fernando tells her to do, she she does so in an instant, preferring doing something amoral over allowing Zetsu to be injured over her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Zetsu.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Zetsu. For now at least, [[spoiler:Ship Sinking they don't.]]

    Sylvia Columbo 
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She falls for the previous gangmember and usually hostile Droog, which he ends up reciprocating.
  • All-Loving Hero: Or at least she tries to be one, but her dedication to the law often stops her from truly being one in most instances.
  • Berserk Button: The Chief insulting Droog over the phone ends up offending Sylvia enough for her to quit her dream job over it.
  • Black-and-White Morality: Usually is able to separate people into one of two categories; the good, and the bad. However, as the story goes on, she begins to stop doing this due to her experiences with a variety of people down the middle.
  • Break the Cutie: After the events of "The Hunt for the Outsider", she's left a mess of emotions. Though luckily by the end, Droog is able to bring her spirits up.
    • Though she didn't really take it well once it was revealed Droog was a Dirty Cop. Once again she was able to get over it though.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rarely do things go well for her.
  • Buxom Is Better: Both the most attractive and most buxom girl in the story.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Follows the law almost naturally, never allowing herself to break it and plays by the rules set for her as well.
    • Inverted upon her deciding to take the law into her own hands by investigating Tempest alongside Droog while off duty.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: An undeniable Nice Girl and easily one of the most consistently positive and friendly characters in the story, but she's also plagued with self-doubt, lack of awareness, flawed idealism, and occasionally ditziness.
  • Cuddle Bug: Really likes hugs, especially around Droog, though he certainly isn't complaining.
  • Curves in All the Right Places: At least in Droog's opinion.
  • Delicate Is Beautiful: A beautiful young lady who just so happens to be a bit of a pushover and extremely delicate.
  • The Ditz: Has a tendency to do dumb things to say the least.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Optimist.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Friend to All Children: Very friendly and kind towards children, if not a bit awkward around them.
  • Fun Personified: Mostly while off duty, but when she genuinely seems to be invested in something and taking in the emotions as they come, she can be a joy to be around. Droog even points out that this is the main reason she stands out in a crowd.
  • Genki Girl: Can get pretty...Excited, to say the least, over things related to her job or taking down bad guys.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Glad to Be Alive Kiss: After Droog just barely survives losing his arm, him and Sylvia celebrate by having The Big Damn Kiss.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: The Good Cop to Droog's Bad Cop.
  • Hero Antagonist: She's a good person, but nonetheless is at odds with Tempest and Zetsu.
  • Humiliation Conga: Almost the entiriety of "The Hunt for the Outsider" is spent bringing Sylvia to her lowest. She is consistently mocked by Droog throughout the chapter(though more in a playful manner than anything so he can get her reactions), she fails to protect him from a brutal attack by Tempest, has her moral code questioned, gets temporarily taken off duty due to being argumentative, and is left as a mess crying in her house about how she was never meant to be a cop it seems. Honestly, by the end of it you just want to hug her.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Acts as one towards Droog. When she first realizes her feelings for him, she immediately tries to push the thoughts into her head, as she believes it to be unprofessional and that he would never return her feelings. Considering he had actually fallen for her long before she did for him, it's clear she was wrong.
  • Large Ham: Is pretty over-the-top to say the least.
  • Luminescent Blush: The most common victim of this due to her easily flustered personality.
  • The McCoy: Usually allows her emotions to dictate most of what she does, even when she knows it's better to rely on logic.
  • Moe Couplet: With Droog.
  • Morality Pet: Unknowingly acts as one for Droog.
  • Motor Mouth: Unlike the other more introverted main characters, she can cause conversations to go on for quite awhile due to her more extroverted personality.
  • Nervous Wreck: Has a very hard time not making a big deal out of otherwise normal things.
  • Nice Girl: Easily one of the kindest characters across the entire story.
  • Odd Couple: With Droog.
  • Odd Friendship: Seems to be on decent terms with her partner, Droog, despite him believing Police Are Useless, while she's a By-the-Book Cop.
    • By the end of "The Hunt for the Outsider", the two become genuine friends and partners in wanting to take down Tempest.
    • She also is able to become friends with resident gangster, Russel, who's mostly just Dumb Muscle for Indigo, but nonetheless a nice guy who saves her and Droog's lives.
  • Official Couple: With Droog.
  • Opposites Attract: Becomes attracted to and later begins dating Droog, who's largely given up hope on ever living a happy life and has stopped caring about life as a whole.
  • Plucky Girl: Probably the most optimistic and idealistic of the cast so far.
  • The Pollyanna: Tries to remain constantly positive about every situation she's thrown into.
  • Reality Ensues: Turns out if you bring your boss no evidence, it's unlikely he'll accept your case.
  • Red Is Heroic: Has beautiful red hair, and is by far the most heroic character in the story.
  • Ship Tease: With Droog.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: At least in her eyes, she sees cynicism as nothing bu a burden.
  • Sweet Tooth: She enjoys sweets and sugary drinks.
  • Team Mom: For those in the police department.
  • Those Two Guys: With Droog.
  • True Companions: With Droog.
  • Undying Loyalty: Ultimately decides to stay on Droog's side despite his status as a criminal affiliated with the mob, and the fact she had been offered her job back.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Nowitzki.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: It's even stated to be her biggest weakness. She simply seems incapable of not looking at the best side of any situation, even when one completely lacks them.

    Axel Droog 
  • Accentuate the Negative: More likely than not to be the first person to point out the worst of a situation.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Consistently makes pretty lewd comments towards Sylvia and her...Assets.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His arm is torn off by a monster. The only reason he's able to survive it is due to Sylvia covering up the wound, stopping the blood loss.
  • Anti-Hero: By this point, he's certainly no hero, but really isn't an outright bad person either.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a black longcoat just about anywhere and in any weather.
  • Brutal Honesty: He evens admits to not pulling his punches on anything, especially on telling others exactly what he doesn't like about them.
  • Casanova Wannabe: In his youth, he used to flirt with ladies quite a bit, though rarely had any success. Ultimately, it's this youthful flirtatious side that leads to him abandoning his friend's side, causing his death.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Is on the right side of things most of the time, but he's also a very cynical person with an overall negative and violent personality, who often makes plenty of mistakes in his quest to prove he's better than he thinks he is.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Seems to be more than well equipped enough to get himself out of any situation he falls into.
  • The Cynic: He even calls himself such, believing that largely everything about Westfield is corrupt to a point of where he has Stopped Caring.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Generally belittles and insults most people, usually in a pretty monotone voice.
  • Defrosting Ice King: His Character Development revolves around him warming up to Sylvia and growing to care about others.
  • Dirty Cop: Was secretly selling information to the Indigo Cartel.
  • Easily Forgiven: Sylvia quickly forgives him for manipulating her despite going against everything she had set up so far morally. Even Droog calls this out, calling her an idiot for trusting him so quickly.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: A pale, slightly creepy guy with black hair.
  • Evil All Along: While not truly "evil", he was revealed to have been secretly using Sylvia and working with the mob.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Though ultimately he does stop being evil, it doesn't really change the fact that several characters find him attractive.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he made the speech to the stadium, he was fully expecting to not survive the encounter and was completely fine with it. Thankfully though, he does survive.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Cynic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
  • Freudian Excuse: Droog's own neglect of his responsibilities in order to hit on some girls gave their enemies enough time to ultimately kill Ronoc. This meant that he was indirectly responsible for Indigo's husband's death, causing her to despise him, blaming him for his fate, and subsequentially causing Droog to fall into a permanent depression.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Glad to Be Alive Kiss: After Droog just barely survives losing his arm, him and Sylvia celebrate by having The Big Damn Kiss.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: The Bad Cop to Sylvia's Good Cop.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: All of his actions embody this.
  • Grumpy Bear: Probably the most negative of the main cast overall.
  • Guile Hero: Despite his occupation as a cop, he's actually pretty emotionally manipulative, playing people right into his hands without them even knowing.
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite having lost his arm, he's still more than capable of knocking out a man and proceeding to confront basically an entire stadium's worth of people.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After an encounter with a monster causes him to lose an arm, he realizes how much he fucked up his own life. In response, he decides to turn against Indigo and lead the rest of the city in a fight against the remaining gangs.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Formed a crush on Sylvia early on in the story, and ultimately, the two end up getting together.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Very hidden, but he genuinely seems to be a far better person than even he thinks.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Acts as one towards Sylvia. While he has no problem admitting to his feelings towards her, he ends up feeling nothing but confused when he learns she likes him back.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Sure, a lot happens to him, but regardless, he still usually is able to get right back up.
  • Jerkass: Rude, judgemental, and argumentative as a whole.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite this, he does decide to help out Sylvia with finding the culprit to a crime(Tempest), despite his belief that it won't do anything. He's later revealed to have only been doing this to help himself, but ultimately, he still does care about her quite a bit, ultimately offering her a house to live in after she's threatened with losing her own with time.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He may have been a police officer and tries to do what's right more often than not, but that doesn't mean he isn't a cynical asshole too.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: When he was younger, he was constantly hitting on girls and trying to get laid. However, he became less lovable when he ended up putting this over protecting his injured friend. This led to their death.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: [[spoiler:Reveals early on that he had been using Sylvia for his job. Unlike most cases of this though, they're able to recover from this and later become an Official Couple.
  • Meaningful Name: Droog is defined as "a young man belonging to a street gang".
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: While said heart of gold is hidden pretty well, he's still a good person who ultimately does want to do the right thing...Eventually.
  • Moe Couplet: With Sylvia.
  • Morality Pet: Sylvia, who he decides to tone down his rudeness towards and assists in her mission to take down criminals.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: While he is attracted to Sylvia and will make comments on her body, he doesn't actually let it distract him during missions.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He still has a sense of Undying Loyalty towards Sylvia and is only truly selling secrets to the Indigo Cartel due to being threatened with death otherwise.
  • Odd Friendship: Seems to be on decent terms with his partner, Sylvia, despite her being a By-the-Book Cop, while he believes Police Are Useless.
    • By the end of "The Hunt for the Outsider", the two become genuine friends and partners in wanting to take down Tempest.
  • Odd Couple: With Sylvia.
  • Official Couple: With Sylvia.
  • Opposites Attract: Becomes attracted to and later begins dating Sylvia, who's an idealistic and passionate woman who wants to bring out the best in those around her due to her own hope.
  • Police Are Useless: At least in his eyes, they essentially exist only to be mild nuisances at best.
    • He also fits the bill pretty well, considering just how unmotivated he is to actually do his job.
  • Reason Before Honor: A strong believer of it. In most situations, he simply does the smartest thing possible without caring all too much about the horrible implications of his actions.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: He's fired at the end of "The Hunt for the Outsider" due to him speaking out against the Chief.
  • Ship Tease: With Sylvia.
  • The Slacker: Generally is pretty apathetic about actually doing his job.
  • The Spock: More likely to think about the logical conclusion to everything over the more emotional side, simply because it really isn't something he can relate to.
  • Stopped Caring: It's revealed early on that the main reason for his apathetic behavior is that he has simply stopped caring about Westfield as a whole, since it's already become corrupt beyond redemption in his eyes due to the mob's control over it.
  • Those Two Guys: With Sylvia.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Things just do not go well for Droog. His negligence of his duty to protect Ronoc led to his death, causing his friends to despise him and kick him out of the Indigo Cartel. He later became a cop in an attempt to make up for what he had done, but this only led to Indigo and Starrk manipulating him years later into becoming a Dirty Cop who sold them information in exchange for additional cash. Later, once he gives the Cartel information about Tempest, he ultimately is injured by the girl in question due to her waking up before he could execute her. He soon loses his job on the force entirely after standing up for Sylvia, causing him to have to continue in his attempts to catch Tempest by manipulating the closest thing he has to a friend now, and once the truth comes out, it only causes her more trouble as well. Indigo starts to threaten him with death if he doesn't kill Tempest, meaning he now has to kill a child no matter what if he wants to live, and in the process, he ends up getting framed for Zetsu's kidnapping, which means that Sanjo is now actively seeking him out to kill him as well, and in the process, he caused him a dangerous injury on his arm...And considering he loses said arm later on, life just will not give him a break. Luckily, becoming a couple with Sylvia seems to be helping a bit.
  • Troll: Intentionally messes with Sylvia simply because he finds her overreactions hilarious.
  • Troubled, but Cute: A criminal and dangerous gangster, but nonetheless is actually quite the Pretty Boy.
  • True Companions: With Sylvia.
  • Undying Loyalty: Reveals to have some towards Sylvia, his new partner of all people. He even loses his job over chewing out his boss for putting her off duty temporarily.
    • Later confirmed that despite being Evil All Along, he still put her over his own job in terms of loyalty. Him later offering her a place to stay only reinforces this.


The Westfield Mob

The DeLucca Family/The Takagi Family

    Kiriyama DeLucca  
  • Abusive Parents: Good lord, to say he makes Sanjo and Fernando look like "Fathers of the Year" would be an understatement. He is controlling, demanding, neglectful, emotionally and physically abusive, and worst of all, blackmails his own daughter into selling her body out to his associates so he gains more of their favor.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A very dangerous and unstable man more than capable of caving in a man's skull with his foot in seconds if pushed while in a bad mood.
  • Bad Boss: When he makes it clear he doesn't believe Kiyoyuki's story on why three of his men got incapacitated, he sends Sanjo to scar him as punishment.
    • He later ends up kicking one of his men's heads in, stomping on it hard enough to crack his skull and leave a permanent blood stain in the carpet.
  • Berserk Button: Someone "loyal" to him daring to go against his wishes can cause him to go into a dangerous tantrum that can cause serious damage.
    • Wasting his time isn't a good idea either.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He personally controls the most powerful mob in the entire Westfield sector, and along with that, personally controls Sanjo and Kiyoyuki, who act as active annoyances for the main characters.
  • Break the Haughty: Cynthia running away causes him to violently lash out anyone near him due to his own shock and anger over it.
  • Character Death: Thrown out his own window to his death a few stories below.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Implied mostly.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Ultimately Killed Off for Real just before the final third of the story.
  • Disney Villain Death: Due to Sanjo having enough of him, he throws Kiriyama out his window to his death.
  • The Don: Runs the DeLucca Family.
  • The Dreaded: Despised and feared by the entire population of Westfield due to his power over the justice system and his ruthless gangs.
  • Hate Sink: Unlike just about every other antagonist in the story, Kiriyama provides no kind of sympathetic or even remotely likable qualities.
  • Jerkass: As if it wasn't already obvious, he isn't a very pleasant person to speak to.
  • Kick the Dog: He's had...Quite a few to say the least.
    • Blackmailing his daughter into selling herself to his associates just to gain more favor with them, in exchange for keeping her only friend alive. From that moment, he goes from an unlikable antagonist, to a full-on Hate Sink.
    • Stomping in some poor sap's head when he confirms he doesn't know where Cynthia is only further showcases how horrible he is.
    • Demeaning and insulting the closest ally he has and his plans to find his son.
    • Possibly the worst thing he did though was attempting to rape his own daughter.
  • Mood-Swinger: A rather terrifying case. Kiriyama is simply unable to maintain his emotions too well, and while he might be chill one moment, he'll be a violent, angry man the next.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Whenever anyone hears his name, the usual reaction is to see someone either shaking where they stand, or running away while screaming.
  • Parental Incest: He attempted to rape his own daughter.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Attempted to sexually assault his own daughter. He only fails to do so because Nazira arrives just in time.
  • The Stoic: Usually tries to keep an eerily emotionless expression.
    • Not So Stoic: However, due to his own issues controlling his emotions, a lot of the time he'll end up having an emotional breakdown that quickly grows violent.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Cynthia running away causes him to lose it, with him screaming off madly and beating one of his employees to death soon after due to it, before swearing to find her so she'll never leave again.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Considering he grips onto his daughter's arm hard enough to leave a mark, it shows that he clearly has no intention of holding back on his strength against her.

    Kiyoyuki Takagi 
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Downplayed in terms of badassery, but he has the nice suit though. However, ever since he dethroned Kiriyama as the Big Bad, the trope is almost entirely invoked now!
  • Big Bad: Of the story as a whole. Upon manipulating the deaths of both Starrk and Kiriyama, he ultimately takes control of the DeLucca Family and begins to orchestrate the beginning of the gang war.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Went from being nothing more than a standard thug and gangster to manipulating a huge group of people into turning him into the new leader of the De Lucca Family.
  • The Chessmaster: [[spoiler:Considering he's the reason Kiriyama gets killed by Sanjo, it's to be expected he'd be considered this.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Orchestrated and manipulated the events surrounding Kiriyama's death and the beginning of the gang war.
  • Dirty Coward: The second Tempest ultimately overpowers his guys, his first instinct is to run away screaming.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from being just another generic gangster to becoming the Big Bad of the story as a whole.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: After his encounter with Sanjo, it's believed that he now has a large burn mark across the side of his face.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Right before he gets his scar, it cuts to a different scene, though we do get to hear his screams.
  • Hidden Villain: While he is an obvious antagonist, his status as a serious threat and being the true Big Bad of the story was very well hidden.
  • Jerkass: An arrogant asshole who was introduced via harassing an elderly lady.
  • Mean Boss: While a better one than Kiriyama(Which isn't saying much), he's still pretty dickish towards his underlings.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a snazzy suit, though it doesn't make him any less of a douchebag.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Quite the egotistical bastard in his own right, but he crumbles when put into a scenario that he's doomed to lose.
  • Smug Snake: Seems to believe he's a far more credible threat than he actually is.
  • Starter Villain: Appears as the first antagonist of the entire story. Turns out this was just meant to throw people off the trail, as he ends up being revealed as the true Big Bad of the story.
  • Walking Spoiler: Good luck trying to talk about him now!
  • Would Hit a Girl: His Establishing Character Moment showcases him harassing an elderly woman, and he was ready to punch her as well.

    Sanjo Ji-Hwan 
Zetsu's abusive father, who actively begins to threaten Zetsu with being thrown out onto the street unless he starts contributing to paying the rent.
  • Abusive Parents: He's emotionally abusive towards his son on a daily business, referring to him as a bum who has caused nothing but trouble. He even threatens Zetsu with being thrown out into the streets if he didn't get a job sooner or later.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Acts as one for Zetsu. The two have never exactly gotten along to say the least, with him even calling Zetsu a disappointment several times. Throughout the story, he acts as an antagonistic figure for Zetsu, but in and out of reality.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Due to years of never receiving any kind of challenge, he has become incredibly egotistical and thinks of his abilities highly, believing nobody to be capable of beating him in a fight. He gets proven wrong later due to Russel.
  • Ax-Crazy: Considering his Slasher Smile right before burning Kiyoyuki, it's pretty clear he takes some enjoyment out of hurting others.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a large, unshaven beard, and he's quite the bastard.
  • Belated Love Epiphany: Sort of. Upon Zetsu getting kidnapped, he starts to realize just how horribly he treated him.
  • Berserk Button: Zetsu "being a bum".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He may be an active threat for the main cast and Zetsu's biggest obstacle, but he's a small fry compared to his boss and the other leaders.
  • The Brute: His jobs involves him roughing up anyone "The Boss" tells him to.
  • The Bully: Consistently abuses and emotionally traumatizes Zetsu, acting as his primary enemy.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ends up on the receiving end of one thanks to Russel.
  • Death Glare: Delivers a particularly terrible one towards Zetsu whenever he's disappointed...Which is quite often.
  • The Dreaded: Most people usually have to beg "The Boss" to not send out him out to punish them.
  • Elite Mook: By far Kiriyama's strongest available man, and yet he really has no more power than Kiyoyuki.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even he finds Kiriyama's disgusting behavior towards his daughter absolutely abhorrent and disturbing. It's ultimately the way he comes to his Jerkass Realization.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Tempest. They're both extremely powerful and dangerous fighters with elemental powers, but he's also an abusive father who treats his son like a nuisance and works for a dangerous mob.
  • Flaming Hair: The Reveal that he has fire powers comes with his hair completely being engulfed in flames.
  • Jerkass: A cruel, disrespectful, abusive, and outright destructive man who causes his son nothing but pain in his life.
  • Made of Iron: An entire house gets dropped on top of him, and he gets up with no viewable injuries, and is instead just more pissed off. Despite this though, he does have his limits, as bullets are just as deadly to him as they are for most.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The realization that Zetsu refuses to be near him due to years of emotional abuse from him causes him to have this reaction.
  • Pet the Dog: Genuinely seems to care about Zetsu on some level, despite his rather horrid personality.
  • Playing with Fire: It's revealed at the end of *Prologue"* that he has the ability to control fire, and uses it to scar Kiyoyuki.
  • Professional Killer: Outside of acting as The Brute for "The Boss", he acts as his personal hitman as well, taking out anyone asked of him.
  • Unknown Rival: Ultimately decides that hunting down and destroying Tempest will become his new main priority, mostly just so he can prove that only he should fear in Westfield.

    Cynthia DeLucca  
  • Abusive Parents: Got stuck with possibly the most emotionally abusive and controlling father possible.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Referred to as "Cyn" by Nazira.
  • Beta Couple: Her and Nazira.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Implied to have first fallen for Nazira due to her protective nature towards her.
  • Break the Cutie: She had a very abusive childhood, and has the psychological scarring to prove it.
    • Kiriyama, her own father, forcing himself onto her and attempting to rape her really messes with her psychologically.
  • Broken Bird: Due to years of emotional abuse and physical scarring, she has been left a mess of emotions who only Nazira is able to help keep sane.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: It's heavily implied that her and Nazira ended up having sex during "A Horrifying Thought". Later in the chapter, due to Nazira's comment about how Cynthia probably puts Indigo to shame in that department, it could be inferred that they did indeed do the deed.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She never wanted to be a part of the mob crowd, but due to being the boss' daughter, it was sadly unavoidable. Even her attempts to get out and be normal never work out since he strictly shelters her.
  • Mafia Princess: Kiriyama's daughter and well-respected mobster(thought not by choice) due to this fact.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: The Feminine to Nazira's Masculine.
  • Nice Girl: Probably one of the only truly friendly people in the story as a whole.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivers a devastating one to a monster that tried to kill Nazira.
  • Official Couple: With Nazira.
  • Rescue Romance: Cynthia and Nazira first met due to the latter saving the former from a bunch of goons. From there, it's history.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Nazira.

The Indigo Cartel

    Indigo Maeue 
  • Action Girl: She runs the Indigo Cartel and is implied to be just as strong as the other dons in terms of strength, though this has yet to be confirmed.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Behind Their Beastly Expressions" focuses on her telling the story of how the Indigo Cartel was initially formed.
  • Berserk Button: Proving her wrong quickly causes her to drop her affable demeanor.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Runs the Indigo Cartel and has quite a bit of control over a large portion of the city. Though it should be noted they're the only one of the leaders to not have made their debut yet.
  • Break the Haughty: She...Didn't take Starrk's death well...
  • Broken Bird: She's only as harsh as she is because her husband(the previous boss of the Indigo Cartel) was killed during the gang war, which has left her depressed and bitter.
  • Cry for the Devil: Considering everything she's gone through in life, she's possibly one of the most sympathetic characters in the entire cast.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: One that's explored throughout most of her appearances.
  • The Don: Runs the Indigo Cartel.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She doesn't make her first on-screen appearance until later on, but she is first referenced during "Conflicted Emotions", and is on a call with Droog during "An Abrupt Change of Pace".
  • Enemy Mine: Indigo despises Droog, but still will allow herself to continue working with him as long as it leads to Tempest being taken care of.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She may come across as friendly at first, but she's still a bloodthirsty psychopath who is more than willing to hurt a lot of innocent people.
  • Happily Married: With Ronoc, prior to his death.
  • Pet the Dog: Allowed Cynthia to stay with the Indigo Cartel while not having to be a member, simply because she's Nazira's girlfriend and she knows what it's like to want to protect a loved one.
  • Second Love: Ultimately fell in love with Starrk while attempting to move on from Ronoc...Then he died.

    Samuel Starrk 
  • Asshole Victim: He was a Jerkass who treated others horribly largely, so it's doubtful that many people will miss him after his death at the hands of Tempest.
    • Inverted soon after though, as it's revealed that Indigo actually deeply misses him now that he's gone.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting or disrespecting Indigo causes him to demand a fight with said insulter.
  • Character Death: Stabbed through the mouth by Tempest's claws.
  • The Dragon: Indigo's closest ally and personal Professional Killer.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Despite his high position in the cartel, he received very little positive attention from the rest of the group.
  • Jerkass: A rude, pathetic man who provides little reason to get to know him simply due to how terrible he acts towards others.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Is killed while he's screaming out for someone to help him.
  • Professional Killer: He handles all of the tasks related to killing important or dangerous enemies to the cartel.
  • The Slacker: Usually puts in as little effort as he possibly can while on the job.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Indigo, to a point where he will attempt to fight anyone in the Indigo Cartel who insults her.

    Russel Antok 
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Sanjo before delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He may be a nice guy, but try to hurt him or those he considers his friends, and he'll wipe the floor with you easily.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During "A Horrifying Thought", he ends up finding Sanjo attacking Droog and Sylvia, leading to him taking down the large man and saving the two.
  • Boring, but Practical: He has perhaps the least flashy fighting style of any of the cast, and yet he stands out as being the most powerful character in the story.
    Russel: I just punch people.
  • The Brute: Largely the muscle of the Indigo Cartel.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Any time he gets into a fight, he delivers one of these to an opponent. Luckily, he is pretty against violence unless pushed, so this rarely happens.
  • Elite Mook: He's a high-ranking member of the Indigo Cartel, but is still more or less seen as expendable.
  • Face of a Thug: Looks pretty intimidating overall, but he's actually pretty friendly.
  • Gentle Giant: A large, powerful looking man who seems more than capable of flattening anything that comes his way, but is pretty friendly and passive for the most part.
  • Giant Mook: By and far the largest overall character of the story thus far, but despite that, he's not as bad as he looks.
  • Have We Met?: Is almost positive that he remembers Droog from somewhere, but he can't put his finger on from what. He later is able to pin it down though.
  • Heroic Build: While he isn't a "hero", he is a Nice Guy with an undeniably athletic build.
  • Hunk: Large, handsome, and very strong.
  • The Juggernaut: More than physically capable of destroying everything in his path.
  • Made of Iron: He can take plenty of damage to say the least, to a point where most can't even make him flinch from their hits.
  • Mighty Glacier: A slow, large, and incredibly strong man that can take a hit and deal it out easily, but is unable to do much else.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Seems like a very dangerous, intimidating figure who could be more than capable of committing plenty of horrible acts, and yet he's pretty affable overall.
  • Nice Guy: Openly kind towards Sylvia without any negative intent, and overall seems like a positive person in general, despite not looking like it.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: It's almost impossible to cause the man any direct damage, and it's basically impossible to put him down for good.
  • No Name Given: His name was not revealed during his introduction chapter, instead being confirmed by Word of God.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Stated to outright look intimidating in terms of appearance, but is very kind towards Sylvia, acting like a gentleman and being very formal.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It's even stated that he seems to have a permanent frown on his face at all times.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: A high-ranking member of the Indigo Cartel, to a point of being good friends with Indigo herself, and yet is probably one of the most affable and friendly characters in the story.
  • The Stoic: Maintains the same expression as all times.
  • Super Strength: Probably one of the strongest characters in the entire story.

    Nazira Zahira 
  • Action Girlfriend: Due to her status as a mobster, she is of course pretty tough, and is obviously the more dangerous of the two in her relationship with Cynthia.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting Cynthia in any way physically or emotionally.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: It's heavily implied that her and Nazira ended up having sex during "A Horrifying Thought". Later in the chapter, due to Nazira's comment about how Cynthia probably puts Indigo to shame in that department, it could be inferred that they did indeed do the deed.
  • Elite Mook: A high-ranking member of the Indigo Cartel who really doesn't hold too much power.
  • In Love with the Gangster's Girl: She's currently dating Cynthia, Kiriyama's daughter.
  • Love at First Sight: It's later revealed that Nazira first became infatuated with Cynthia upon first spotting her.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: The Masculine to Cynthia's Feminine.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Probably the most blatant example of the story. While she hasn't really done anything herself, any scene between her and Cynthia can quickly take a turn to where she says so many innuendos and gets rather touchy, that it can't be argued that she does it a lot. However, it does get downplayed as the story goes on.
  • Official Couple: With Cynthia.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Sure, she may be a gangster who's part of the Indigo Cartel, but it's pretty clear she doesn't enjoy it and is mostly doing it for the security in return for being a part of it.
  • Rescue Romance: Cynthia and Nazira first met due to the latter saving the former from a bunch of goons. From there, it's history.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Probably one of the most snarky and sarcastic characters in the story, especially among the females.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Cynthia.
  • Unexplained Accent: Has some kind of accent...Though it's not explained what accent it is, or how she even got it.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: States under her breath how she'd show Kiriyama something for hurting Cynthia.
    • Later proven when she knocks Kiriyama unconscious for attempting to rape Cynthia.

    Rufio Plissken 
  • Fearless Fool: Seems to show no real fear at the possibility of being killed by the people of Westfield. Indigo sets him straight.
  • Flat Character: Compared to the other characters at least, he doesn't have a ton of personality.
  • Jerkass: He's pretty rude to say the least.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: An ego that Indigo really won't tolerate.

    Taran Poundstone 
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He may have been a street rat who tried to mug multiple people, but that doesn't mean he deserved such a horrifying fate.
  • Animal Motifs: Rats. His appearance is even described as being deathly similar to them in terms of facial structure and appearance.
  • Bit Part Bad Guys: Essentially only appeared at all in "Conflicted Emotions" as a minor obstacle barely worth remembering or thinking about.
  • Bullying a Dragon: It was not a good idea to try and mug Droog and Hazel, he certainly learned that.
  • Butt-Monkey: Though a less sympathetic version. Every time he shows up, expect something bad to happen to him.
  • Character Death: Abigail shreds and butchers him with her sword.
  • The Chew Toy: Only exists to showcase just how much stronger everyone else is compared to him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: To say that Droog put him in his place would be an understatement to say the least.
  • Epic Fail: Throughout his entire role in the story, all he manages to do is fail to rob Droog, lose his gun to him and get pistol whipped in the process, fail to intimidate a child, piss off the sector's strongest living woman, and then get killed by her while begging for his life. Simply put, things don't go well for the guy in any way.
  • Fatal Flaw: His ignorance towards robbing very dangerous people, and his inability to call it quits while he's ahead.
  • Jerkass: An egotistical, rude, and insufferably annoying boy who tries to rob Droog and Sylvia.
  • Killed Offscreen: By Abigail.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He may act all tough on the outside, but the second he starts to lose a fight, he crumbles under the pressure almost instantly.
  • Mugging the Monster: Attempts to rob Droog, who isn't exactly useless in a fight.
    • Tries this again by attempting to mug Hazel, and then Abigail makes short work of him.
  • Paper Tiger: May come across as pretty intimidating in his own right, but he's actually pretty pathetic overall.
  • Pistol-Whipping: Ultimately how Droog takes him down during their confrontation.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Somehow thinks that he can pull off being a mugger despite lacking any of the intimidation factors needed to be such.
    • Small Role, Big Impact: His attempt to rob Droog and subsequent ass-kicking are set-up to the fact that Droog is far more than he seems on the outside.
  • Once more, his death at the hands of Abigail truly showcases how serious things have become within the story.
  • Smug Snake: Seems to believe he's far more of a credible threat than he really is.
  • Stupid Crooks: What kind of moron would turn his attention away from the guy who currently has his hand on the gun?
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He's killed by Abigail during his second appearance.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Guy really made a dumb mistake of attempting to rob both Droog and Hazel...
  • You Dirty Rat!: Strongly resembles a rat in design, and certainly isn't portrayed as a good person in any way.

    Ronoc Maeue 
  • Affably Evil: A genuine Nice Guy who dearly loved Indigo and his friends, but nonetheless was still a criminal.
  • Death by Origin Story: Ultimately, his death was the entire reason behind Droog becoming a cop in the first place, due to his guilt over not being able to save his life.
  • Doomed by Canon: By the time of his first on-screen appearance, we're already well aware he's no longer alive.
  • Flat Character: We really didn't get to learn too much about him besides the fact that he's a Nice Guy and a loyal friend. Really, he's probably the least complex character in the story.
  • Happily Married: With Indigo, prior to his death.
  • The Heart: His death ultimately pulled the original group apart, as it left Indigo heartbroken and depressed, Starrk angry and confused, and Droog depressed and an outsider due to his inability to save his life.
  • Nice Guy: Oddly enough, he's probably the nicest gangster overall...Which might explain why he was the first named character to die chronologically.
  • Posthumous Character: He's already long dead by the time of the story.
  • Satellite Character: He really only ever has significant scenes with Indigo.
  • Walking Spoiler: Everything involving his death is pretty spoiler heavy.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: We don't get to see him on-screen for long before his predicted death comes into affect.

The Specialized Syndicate

    Fernando Kingston 
  • Abusive Parents: Treats Hazel with little to no respect, outright calling him a disappointment. Despite this, he truly does care about and love him.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Runs the Specialized Syndicate and controls a good portion of the city.
  • The Don: Runs the Specialized Syndicate.
  • Fantastic Racism: Considering he treats Tempest as if she's nothing more than an animal who will do his bidding without question, it's pretty clear he has a low opinion of any species that isn't human.
  • I Want Them Alive: Well, more accurately he wanted Tempest alive, but in the end he still ultimately captured Tempest and Zetsu alive.
  • Jerkass: An undeniable asshole on most levels, though he is notably the most sympathetic of the crime bosses.
  • No Name Given: His name was not revealed during his introduction chapter, instead being confirmed by Word of God and then getting revealed next chapter instead.
  • Pet the Dog: The main reason he doesn't want Hazel to go out alone is because he worries about what could happen to him, even threatening Everett with death if his son is killed.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has something comparable to an emotional breakdown after realizing he's the reason Hazel ran away from home.

    Hazel Kingston 
  • Abusive Parents: To say he gets no respect from his father would be an understatement.
  • Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: At first, it's made to seem like Starrk shot Abigail, until it's revealed moments later to have actually hit Hazel.
  • Berserk Button: Calling him a child or treating him like one essentially causes him to throw a temper tantrum.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Responsible for saving the lives of Abigail, Tempest, and Zetsu from either becoming experiments or starving to death.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's quite the spoiled brat.
  • Break the Cutie: Regardless of how much of a brat he is, he doesn't deserve the large number of terrible things that happen to him, including getting shot due to his father being involved in a gang war.
  • Broken Pedestal: Him ultimately learning about his father's actual involvement in the mob and Everett experimenting on the employees causes him to quickly lose any trust he once held for the two.
  • The Cutie: On some level, due to his dorky side occasionally showing itself and his more childish personality.
    • Break the Cutie: Too bad a good majority of the story seems to be focusing on ruining the guy's life.
  • Ditch the Bodyguards: He actively goes out of his way to try and avoid being near Abigail.
  • It's All About Me: Clearly only seems to think about himself, to a point where he will gladly take the credit of whatever somebody else does and then complain about not getting respect for it.
  • Jerkass: Disrespectful and rude to just about everyone, he's not a very pleasant person to be sure.
  • Large Ham: Possibly the most energetic character in the story.
  • The Load: He...Isn't very useful for much of anything. Downplayed later on though, as it was him getting involved that led to Abigail, Zetsu, and Tempest all getting freed from Everett's experiment prison.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: One big enough that it becomes downright infuriating to be around him.
  • Smug Snake: Considering how pathetic he is, you'd be surprised how much of a threat he thinks he is.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Wandering off into the middle of a crime-ridden section of the sector is...Not a good idea.

    Abigail Koba 
  • Anti-Villain: She's an antagonist towards the cast for the most part, but she's also a very honorable and dependable person who is just trying to look after the person she was assigned to act as a bodyguard for, and has no real interest in anything in the mob.
  • Badass Adorable: Seen as possibly the most dangerous woman of Westfield...And she's drop-dead gorgeous.
  • Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: At first, it's made to seem like Starrk shot Abigail, until it's revealed moments later to have actually hit Hazel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Is able to arrive to save Hazel just in time from one of Everett's experiments.
  • Bodyguard Babes: She's quite beautiful herself, and she's also forced to look after Hazel as his bodyguard.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just could not care less about anything that's happening her, though that doesn't stop her from sarcastically insulting every stupid thing she hears from those around her.
  • Elite Mooks: In fact, she's the elite mook, being by far Fernando's strongest known fighter.
  • Iconic Item: Her pair of weapons that extend outward from small, seemingly harmless sticks.
  • Just Following Orders: Says this word for word when being questioned on why she's listening to Fernando.
  • Mama Bear: Despite not being his real mother, Abigail is intensely devoted to looking after Hazel at all times, and will destroy anyone who tries to hurt him...No matter how annoying he is.
  • Nothing Personal: Clearly has absolutely no interest in wanting to follow Fernando's orders in bringing in Tempest and Zetsu, and yet she still does it.
  • Parental Substitute: While Hazel won't admit it, she's essentially the closest thing he has to a mother.
  • Promotion to Parent: Due to her and Hazel having abandoned the mob lifestyle, she's now the closest thing to a parent he has.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Has little to no real interest in anything that happens to the syndicate, simply just doing whatever she's told without question.
  • The Stoic: Or at least, she tries to be one.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Everett experimented on her so that whenever she felt a real threat was in Hazel's presence, that she would immediately become far more dangerous and bloodthirsty towards the threat. She's apparently racked up a surprising body count because of it.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Hazel, for unknown reasons.

    Doctor Everett Montoya 
  • Ambiguously Bi: Gets a surprising amount of Ship Tease with Fernando, though it's mostly due to Everett's creepy interest in him and excessive flirting, and yet was very keen on attempting to fondle Tempest's naked body while she was unconscious.
  • Creepy Monotone: Speaks in a dull, uncaring tone, despite usually holding a large grin on his face at all times.
  • Deadly Doctor: A sadistic, cruel man who has no problems experimenting on others and performing terrifying surgery.
  • Dissonant Serenity: To say that his smile is pretty disturbing amongst all the crap going on around him is unsurprising to say the least.
  • The Dragon: The closest ally to "The Scientist".
  • Evil Genius: Possibly the most intelligent character in the entire story, and to say that he uses it for his own personal gain wouldn't be too far off.
  • False Friend: Acts kind towards Tempest, but really only talked to her in the first place so he could put a tracker on her.
  • Fantastic Racism: Similar to Fernando, he clearly doesn't think too highly of Tempest, validating her suffering as animals going through pain every day.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Comes across as a Nice Guy at first, if not a little creepy...Then he starts to take sadistic pleasure in torturing others and his facade comes completely undone.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He has a reputation for being the most intelligent man in the entirety of Westfield, being capable of designing and creating ludicrous and powerful inventions.
  • Hate Sink: Debatably just as if not more despicable than Kiriyama. He's a sadistic asshole who takes downright psychotic pleasure in torturing and experimenting on others, occasionally even attempting to fondle their unconscious bodies in the process. Add in the fact he's a Fantastic Racist and an example of The Sociopath, and any positive qualities he could have basically disappear in an instant.
  • Morality Pet: Oddly enough, Fernando and Hazel. They're the only people he genuinely cares about, and thus leaves them alone in terms of experimenting on others.
  • Not So Above It All: Goes from his usual creepy personality to practically crying and screaming once Fernando, the only person he cares about, shoots him.
  • Sadist: Takes almost sexual pleasure in the pain of others, which most are very quick to point out.
  • Slasher Smile: Holds a permanent one on his face at all times, as if in an attempt to actively creep out everyone around him.
  • The Sociopath: Makes it very clear that everything he does is done solely because he knows he'll take some kind of pleasure out of it, and doesn't care who he tortures in the process or hurts physically and emotionally.
  • Tracking Device: He's invented some that drill into your neck and inside your body, and apparently at his command he can cause them to let out a sensation capable of killing whoever it's inside.]]
  • Uncertain Doom: After being shot by Fernando, he's pulled into another room, ending off the chapter with his fate unknown.

    The Experiments 
  • Dark Is Evil: They're mostly dull and dark in color, and spend most of their murdering people on mass.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A vast majority of them are humanoid in appearance(due to having been humans at one point), but are still distinctively destructive and dangerous as monsters.
  • Sadist: Some of them arguably seem to take pleasure from their mass murder of innocent people!
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact they even exist is pretty much a spoiler in itself.

Westfield Police Department

    Chief Julian Simmons 
  • Adults Are Useless: He even notes just how useless his police department actually is, talking about how little gets done due to the mob's control over it.
  • Badass Mustache: Shows off his badass handlebar mustache.
  • Berserk Button: Being talked back to by one of his workers causes him to form a very low opinion of that person quickly, to a point of badmouthing them in front of other workers.
  • Everyone Calls Him Chief: He's only ever referred to as "The Chief" by others.
  • Expy: Of J. Jonah Jameson.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Genuinely does want to do good things despite the corrupt justice system of Westfield, but he certainly ain't a nice guy about it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After hearing Droog's speech towards the mob, he decides to join him in his quest to take it down.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he was pretty rude to Sylvia, during his talk with her he showcases some genuine kindness and that he really does want to do the right thing, which he's sadly unable to.
    • Even during the conversation that convinces Sylvia to quit her job, he doesn't come across as a bad guy, just a very opinionated one who holds a strong negative opinion of someone who chewed him out on a decision that actually makes a lot of sense in his defense.
  • Large and in Charge: The tallest person on the police force, and the one who runs it.
  • Large Ham: Loud as hell, screams his head off half the time, and he certainly isn't the type to hold back on his emotions.
  • The Leader: Of the police department as a whole.
  • Mean Boss: Of a sort. He may not be that much of a jerk, but he's certainly not all too respectful of Sylvia in most ways.
  • No Name Given: We still don't know his name by the end of his introduction chapter.
    • Inverted later on though, as his name is revealed to be "Julian Simmons".
  • Team Dad: Cares deeply about those who work for him, despite his stern personality.

    Officer Nowitzki 
  • A Day in the Limelight: The last few chapters of the first volume give him a surprising amount of focus, showcasing his history with Sylvia and how they've become so different with time, along with his different point of view.
  • Anti-Hero: While he may be a police officer who's trying to enforce the law, that doesn't change the fact that he's still overly distrusting of Sylvia and Droog, even though they were just trying to unite the people against the very groups he despises.
  • Anti-Villain: Has genuinely good intentions, but nonetheless is rather antagonistic and rude towards others.
  • Fatal Flaw: Seems to be incapable of looking past his view that people can only be good or evil, causing him to quickly distrust Droog, and continue to do so even after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerkass: Probably the most noticeable one of the police officers overall.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Downplayed, but despite his short height, during his fight with Sylvia, he oddly puts up quite the battle.
  • Pride: Arguably part of his Fatal Flaw.
  • The Smart Guy: He may not look the part, but he actually is quite intelligent, and capable of manipulation and making a strategy.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Sylvia.

    Officer Kidd 
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is unusually deep, and he has all the skills to make spotting him an intimidating event.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: More than capable of kicking serious ass, but also a certified Nice Guy.
  • The Lancer: Acts as something comparable to a de facto leader for those around him when the chief isn't around.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his off-putting personality, he's perhaps the kindest of those on the police force.
  • No Sense of Humor: Admits to not really understanding jokes too well.
  • Only Sane Man: Unlike his comrades, he's actually pretty down to earth.
  • Out of Focus: As is the case with both O'Neal and Bird as well, he didn't really get a real chance to be that important to the plot outside of being an additional face among the cast.
  • The Spock: The least emotional of officers overall, and the one who turns to logic more often than not.
  • The Stoic: Rarely expresses emotion and most just acts neutral towards everything around him.

    Officer O'Neal 
  • Badass Baritone: Downplayed, but his voice is still notably deep.
  • The Big Guy: Physically the largest of the group and the one capable of taking the most damage without breaking a sweat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an undeniable asshole, but he does genuinely care about the other police officers and is undyingly loyal to them.
  • Made of Iron: During his fights with the monsters, they have a hard time even breaking through the guy's skin. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt though.
  • The McCoy: Seems to rely on his emotions far more than logic, which causes him to occasionally get a bit carried away.
  • Out of Focus: As is the case with both Kidd and Bird as well, he didn't really get a real chance to be that important to the plot outside of being an additional face among the cast.
  • Those Two Guys: Forms this dynamic with Bird.

    Officer Bird 
  • The Ditz: He's...Not very smart, to say the least.
  • The Heart: The most innocent of the police officers and a rather friendly guy to boot.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He isn't all that bright, but he's also an undeniable Nice Guy.
  • The Kirk: Usually demonstrates just the right amount of emotion and logic.
  • Nice Guy: A very friendly guy in general, though occasionally can act a little rude due to O'Neal's influence.
  • Out of Focus: As is the case with both O'Neal and Kidd as well, he didn't really get a real chance to be that important to the plot outside of being an additional face among the cast.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Downplayed, as he isn't that plucky, but among the characters, he's one of the few who genuinely is able to lighten the mood half the time.
  • Those Two Guys: Forms this dynamic with O'Neal.

Other Characters

    The Mysterious Strangers 

    Luigi Scalia 
  • Adults Are Useless: Unless it interferes with his business in some way, he won't get involved in the conflicts surrounding the other citizens of Westfield.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: To put it simply, it's pretty confusing to figure out where he truly stands morally.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Invoked; he simply has no interest in other people's problems, so he stays out of them completely.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: While he's certainly a Nice Guy, it can't really be denied that he's pretty bizarre as well.
  • Expy: Of Gazpacho and Simon.
  • Gentle Giant: An incredibly large man who could seem intimidating on first sight, but as you realize soon after meeting him, it's pretty obvious he's incapable of hurting much of anyone.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's close friends with the 18-year old, Zetsu.
  • Italians Talk with Hands: While speaking, he makes plenty of elaborate mannerisms with his hands.
  • Large Ham: His personality is pretty explosive to say the least, and his friendly personality quickly endears him to others.
  • Nice Guy: A likable, caring man who just so happens to enjoy selling his products to others.
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to like the idea of Tempest and Zetsu getting together, even encouraging the latter when he believes he's trying to "court her".
  • ShopKeeper: Specifically one that specializes in selling fresh berries and meat.
  • Super Strength: Inhumanly powerful and unbelievably strong just on his own.

    Other Shopkeepers 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: The Liquor Salesman has an obvious attraction towards Sylvia, and she...Wasn't all too pleased to learn that.
  • Breakout Character: Among the shopkeepers, the most notable and recurring of the unnamed ones is the Berry Saleswoman.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The Vegetable Salesman replies to just about everything Luigi says with snarky replies.
  • Evil Old Folks: While not truly evil, they're easily some of the most unpleasant people in the story.
  • Fantastic Racism: Just about all of them make it very clear that they refuse to sell anything to Tempest, with one of the reasons for why being explained as them simply seeing her as a freak.
  • Grumpy Old Man: The Vegetable Salesman is possibly the oldest of the shopkeepers, and he's no less grumpy than them.
  • Jerkass: All of them are incredibly rude and aggressive towards just about everyone, including towards other shopkeepers.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Just about all of them are in their older years, and along with that, they don't exactly try to hide how horribly rude they are.
  • ShopKeeper: Well, it is sort of their job to sell their products to large numbers of citizens.
  • The Smurfette Principle: So far, only one female shopkeeper has been seen in the story, and she was perhaps the rudest of them all.

    Sousina Ji-Hwan 
  • The Ghost: Brought up in dialogue, but never does make a real appearance.
  • Good Parents: Implied to have been a caring, loving woman towards Zetsu.
  • Missing Mom: As revealed early on, she isn't around Zetsu or anyone else for that matter by the time of the story.

    Hazel's Mother 
  • Missing Mom: By the time of the series, she is nowhere to be seen.
  • Parental Abandonment: Everett tells Hazel word for word that his mother abandoned him, which Hazel refuses to believe.

Areas as a Whole

  • Adults Are Useless: A strong number of the older citizens have simply become so jaded to the crime surrounding Westfield that they simply just don't care anymore and don't bother attempting to make a difference.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Other sectors as a whole have a very low opinion of anyone who comes from Westfield, believing them all to be psychopaths and criminals.
  • Ax-Crazy: The populace as a whole are pretty insane and violent in their own right.
  • Dying Town: For the most part, the only reason people are even still there is just because they're too poor to get out of it.
  • Gangster Land: More than half the residents are affiliated with the large numbers of gangs across the city.
  • The Mafia: A rather large one holds absolute control over most of the city.
  • More Criminals Than Targets: In general, there seems to be far more disrespectful hoodlums, gangsters, and sociopaths than any kind of honest to god good people.
  • Police Are Useless: The police are consistently noted for being disrespected by the populace and lacking any kind of real authority over them.
  • Vice City: The city seems to have a large population of criminals and psychopaths.
  • Wretched Hive: Known for having one of the largest numbers of criminal gangs.

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