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O The Scientist

The Author and the Architect, the creator of the world of Razia.

  • Badass Beard: Sports a big white one in the puppet show.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus
  • Fantastic Science: He mentions genetics and science alongside allegories of knitting the world together, and is called the Scientist. "science" is used in place of faith in some circumstances (such as the Narrator reciting that "we'd regained our science" at the conclusion of the play).
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: O is of the Mentor Variety.
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  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: He calls His angels, who are characters in a play, His ‘actors and actresses’.
  • The Maker
  • One-Letter Name

Ahrima

The protagonist of Act One, and one of the most talented Angels.

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Nidria

Ahrima’s Love Interest and a fellow Angel of talent.

Barayas

A dinky brownish spider who tempts Ahrima to follow the path of evil.

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Toba the Tura

An angel sent to banish Ahrima.

  • Archangel Michael: Implied, more or less. Toba casts Ahrima from grace the way Michael banishes Lucifer from Heaven, and is the most vocally outraged Angel shown.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: Seems to be represented by one in the puppet show.
  • Good Is Not Nice: "This mess that you've made is a six foot grave, a home for your lonesome bones that remains/We'll disappear, you'll stay here/ROT AS THE KING OF THE DARK AND FORGOT!"
  • Hooks and Crooks: In the puppet show, he uses one to toss Ahrima around and prod him into place.
  • Horned Humanoid
  • Knife Nut: His official work has several tied to his apron, as well as brandishing one.
  • Meaningful Name: Toba means “repentance”. Tura is an Aramaic word for Mountain.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: His entire song is devoted to telling Ahrima exactly how bad he screwed up.

Gargul the Oracle

An angel who can tell the future, and recants the fate of Razia to the protagonists.

Adakias

The younger Prince of The Dark, and Pallis’ younger brother.

Pallis

The Crown Prince of The Dark, and Adakias’ older brother.

  • Black Eyesof Evil: With white pupils.
  • Cainand Abel: The Cain to Adakias’ Abel. continues the role when he kills his brother.
  • Cool Crown: In the puppet show. It’s the skull of an animal.
  • Divine Parentage: Like Adakias, a direct descendant from Ahrima.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does love his brother, enough to try to dissuade him down a path he thinks is unsafe for Adakias. Unfortunately Pallis attempts this through berating him and later attempting to kill his wife…
  • The Evil Prince: Naturally.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Kicks in the door to the Doctor’s house.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: White blazer, black button up shirt, striped tie, a pocket square on his breast and a flower in his lapel.
  • Would Hit a Girl: he intended on killing Anhura.

Sangara

Pallis' servant, and a denizen of The Dark.

Anhura

The Princess of the Light, and Adakias' Love Interest.

King Malka

Anhura's father and King of the Light. He fears Adakias wants to steal his throne when Adakias and Anhura meet him to ask him for his blessing on their relationship, and forbids them to wed.

  • Adipose Rex
  • Beard of Moral Ambiguity: In the puppet show, he has a very long one, as well as an incredibly long and curled moustache, which he twitches out of annoyance with Adakias.
  • Greed
  • Meaningful Name: Malka comes from Malaka, an Aramaic name for King.
  • Overprotective Dad: He doesn’t want Anhura marrying Adakias mostly because he fears Adakias will depose him, but also because he senses darkness in Adakias’ heart and wants to protect his daughter.
  • Properly Paranoid: The darkness he senses in Adakias is his heritage from The Dark, which makes his daughter fall deathly ill.

The Bawaba Brothers

Doctor Dumaya

A shady doctor of The Dark who lives in squalor, and the only one who knows to cure Anhura's malady.

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