Warning! Unmarked spoilers for chapters 1-14.
The Doom Slayer/William Joseph "B.J." Blazkowicz III
- So you walk eternally through the Shadow Realms, standing against evil where all others falter. May your thirst for retribution never quench, may the blood on your sword never dry, and may we never need you again.Corrax Entry 7:17
- Anti-Hero: He's disturbingly enthusiastic about slaughtering the forces of Hell and is incredibly visceral in his methods, but he's still one of the heroes and has a rather strong sense of morals, so he's still doing things for the right reasons.
- Bag of Spilling:
- Before the start of the story, his Chaingun, Plasma Gun, Rocket Launcher, Gauss Cannon, and BFG-9000 are sent to Atlas while he was unconscious.
- He later loses his Super Shotgun in his skirmish with the Marauder.
- The Berserker: A rather stoic and surprisingly tame variation in that he can discern friend and foe. He doesn't visibly emote (largely due to usually wearing his helmet) and has a stoic demeanor, but he will mercilessly tear his foes to bloody shreds.
- He took Marlowe's chainsaw for himself. It qualifies because of its size and how he wields it as if it were a sword.
- In chapter 24 he takes the Sword/Relic of Destruction from the demons, but to him it looks like just a normal long-sword.
- Big Brother Instinct: Had this for his younger brother, and he's developing this for Ruby as well.
- Blue Blood: You wouldn't think so from looking at him, but after his father, the original Doomguy, killed the Icon of Sin and was left stranded on Argent D'Nur, he was elevated to noble status and started his own house, so he is a noble for all intents and purposes. Cinder even comments that his true name sounds like nobility.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He may be a violent demon slayer that terrifies the piss out of everyone he meets, but he has his moments showing that he's nicer than he looks and acts, especially around Ruby.
- Brutal Honesty: He is in no way nice when he tells people what's what.
- When Ruby was on the verge of puking from the gruesome ritualistic suicide they saw in a cathedral, the Slayer told her to suck it up. He even told Yang after she killed a Possessed to get over the whole "These Hands Have Killed" stint since they're going to be killing them a lot.
- He figures out that Blake is a faunas in hiding very easily and calls her out on running from her problems rather than facing them.
- He's also more than harsh when he mentors Teams RWBY and JNPR when it comes to fighting. He pretty much calls Ruby "hopeless" when she doesn't have her weapon - which is pretty damn accurate - and calls Yang out on having very easily exploitable problems (such as her long hair and her temper) that can easily be rectified.
- He also calls out RWBY, JNPR, and Glynda for not stopping CRDL's bullying, since doing nothing about it is as bad as being a bully in his eyes.
- Bully Hunter: He absolutely despises bullies, and wastes no time in putting Team CRDL in their place for how they treated Velvet. Unfortunately, how he goes about handling them is so brutal that people are less inclined to like him than the actual bullies.
- Bystander Syndrome: He averts this when he takes action against Velvet's bullies and tells everyone off for not helping her, as he firmly believes that doing nothing when people are being picked on is just as bad as bullying.
- Chainsaw Good: He starts out with the chainsaw he had in the game, but takes Marlowe's chainsaw for himself when his old one runs out of fuel.
- Character Development: He slowly starts to regain traces of his old humanity through his interactions and developing comradery with teams RWBY and JNPR, Ruby in particular. Through this, he also gains something to fight for beyond his need for revenge. The fact that this is happening to him is something he views as a problem, since walking his path is a death sentence and their life expediencies drop when they decide to stick by him.
- Combat Pragmatist: Simply put, he does not play fair in a fight. In battle, anything goes for him.
- Covered in Scars: His entire body is riddled with scars and closed wounds. Fighting Hell for thousands of years will do that to a guy.
- Cruel to Be Kind: While Ruby may be one of the few people that can bring out his nice side, he also often tries to push her away or tell her to give up on her dreams. He doesn't want someone so innocent and kindhearted to turn out like him, not to mention walking the path he does is more often than not a death sentence for anyone he associates himself with.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of his fights are rather one-sided. You almost feel bad for his opponents.
- Calling the Slayer's first encounter with the White Fang and Adam this is being almost too generous toward them. He less fought them, more slaughtered them.
- Team CRDL's 'fight' against the Slayer. To add salt to the wounds, he wasn't even wearing his Praetor suit.
- Frequently wrecked Teams RWBY and JNPR while training. Yang called him out on holding back against them, with Weiss asking if she's flat-out suicidal in wanting him to go all out.
- In one of said sparring matches, JNPR lasted only a minute and forty seven seconds. This is considered massive improvement, the last time they only lasted twenty seconds.
- Defrosting Ice King: No matter how much he would like to ignore it, it's clear that his interactions with Ruby and her friends are helping him open up.
- Destructive Savior: Next-to-nothing survives when he fights. After slaughtering Grimm in a town, the civilians complained that he left them to clean up his mess.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Tearing through demons, horrific abominations, and near-unkillable monsters is pretty much his day-to-day life.
- Doomed Hometown: His home-world of Argent D'Nur was destroyed by the Slaves of Doom thousands of years ago. Naturally, he wants revenge.
- The Dreaded: The forces of Hell are terrified of him and take him very seriously. Even the Grimm, despite being drawn to his boundless anger, are hesitant to fight him. His own allies are also very much afraid of him, finding him to be just as terrifying as Hell itself. After their first encounter, even Cinder and Salem are terrified of him. Atlas even programmed an entire alarm system around him.
- Ear Ache: He's missing the helix of his left ear. It's not hard to imagine how.
- The Fettered: Strangely enough, despite being the unfettered more often than not, he has shades of this. As Ozpin points out, he has nothing left to lose, yet understands what everyone else stands to lose.
- Fight Magnet: Given how much of a bottomless pit of rage and fury he is, he attracts Grimm like moths to a flame.
- Fire Forged Friendship: As they fight against the forces of Hell and the Creatures of Grimm, he acknowledges Ruby and her friends as comrades.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's firmly on the side of good, but good lord is he rude.
- Good Is Not Soft: The countless demon corpses he's left in his wake can tell you that he doesn't play nice.
- Gray Eyes: His eyes are this color, which identifies him as a silver-eyed warrior.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human (or terran to Argent D'Nur), Half-Argent D'Nurian.
- Heroic Build: Anyone who just happens to see him outside his Praetor suit note how seriously ripped he is. Justified in that several lifetimes ripping and tearing the forces of Hell makes for one serious workout routine.
- Heroic Lineage: He's the son of the original Doom Marine and the descendant of the original "B.J." Blazkowicz of Wolfenstein fame. Needless to say, killing evil is in his blood.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He has this dynamic with Ruby. He's practically Goliath compared to her, and she's not very tall to begin with.
- Humanoid Alien: He's not from Remnant, but he still looks completely human. Though to be fair, he's half-human.
- Hypothetical Casting: According to Word of God, he's voiced by Brian Bloom, and sounds like B.J. Blazkowicz sans Southern accent.
- Ideal Hero: Deconstructed. With his strength, skill, experience, and determination, he's essentially everything that an aspiring Huntsman or Huntress should strive to emulate. Even what he does on a daily basis - killing demons - isn't that far off from killing Grimm. Further adding to this is that he's also a silver-eyed warrior, whom are considered the greatest warriors of Remnant. However, his unending quest to destroy his enemy, the losses he accumulated in the process, and boundless anger have reduced him to a genocidal Sociopathic Hero with no regard for his own life. He's essentially what any Huntsman would become if you stripped away what keeps them stable (family and friends) in such a cruel and harsh occupation.
- Identical Grandson: His great-grandfather notes that, as a child, he looks like younger, less-skinny version of Quirinus.
- I Let You Win: This is the only reason why Ironwood was able to take him into custody.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The thousands of years he's spent fighting against the legions of Hell have done away any kindness that he has. He doesn't radiate a sunny disposition, and he makes sure everyone is aware of it. However, he's got his soft spots which show that for as much of a grouch as he is, there's a heart buried underneath all that brutal rage.
- Last of His Kind: Three-fold example. He's the last of Argent D'Nur, the last of the Blazkowicz bloodline, and the last descendant of Earth once the First Age concluded.
- The Mentor: He takes it upon himself to train Teams RWBY and JNPR so that they have a better chance at surviving the Slaves of Doom.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When he slaps Crescent Rose out of Ruby's hands, his inner thoughts show that he did feel terrible about it despite maintaining an air of apathy.
- Named by the Adaptation: His full name is William Joseph "B.J." Blazkowicz III.
- Narcissist: Subverted. He's not self-absorbed, he just likes collecting the weird action figures of himself that he found on mars. Though this gives him the impression of one, as Winter views him.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: He does not screw around whenever he fights his enemies. When he's going to kill someone, he's going to kill someone, and he'll do whatever it takes to make sure they're a bloody stain on the wall.
- Not Afraid to Die: He's lost so much in his war against the Slaves of Doom that he honestly doesn't care about his own life.
- Odd Friendship: He's a near silent, rage-filled demon killer who becomes close friends with Ruby Rose, a hyperactive, idealistic weapon-Otaku.
- Older Than They Look: He's several millennia old, but he physically appears to be in his early twenties (somewhere between 21 and 22).
- One-Man Army: Even by Remnant standards, the Slayer is an army unto himself, effortlessly tearing his way through Grimm, demon, and Possessed alike. Not even Remnant's toughest warriors can hold a candle to him in this regard, and the only reason he was captured by Ironwood in the first place was because he allowed himself to be captured. Still, he has limits, since a large group of strong Grimm or demons can give him troubles, and even he can't just defeat the entire Army of Atlas.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He's typically quiet and his rage is usually expressed through Tranquil Fury. However...
- When Deag Grav kills Fox, he outright ROARS with anger.
- He panics when he thought a little girl he encountered earlier was fatally injured during his fight with Neopolitan. Turns out it was just one of Emerald's illusions but still...
- Power Armor: His Praetor Suit, which amplifies his already absurd physical abilities.
- The Quiet One: He speaks, but only when he has to.
- Rugged Scar: He has a facial scar that stretches from one end of his face to the other across the bridge of his nose. His kidnappers inflicted this scar on him when he was only five.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: He may not talk much, but when he does, he shows that he has one filthy mouth. He tends to contribute highest to the story's swear count.
- Sociopathic Hero: He's of the unscrupulous variety. He's a sadistic Blood Knight who doesn't care if he lives or dies, rips and tears his enemies in ways that even Mortal Kombat would find disturbing, and antagonizes even his allies either out of annoyance or concern that they'll get too close to him. Mercury lampshades in chapter 19 that, compared to the other Huntsmen working for Ozpin, he's a "psycho", and he's not entirely wrong in thinking this.
- Sole Survivor: He's the last survivor of Argent D'Nur.
- Special Person, Normal Name: In regards to his first name at least. He's the legendary Doom Slayer; Hell's greatest enemy who fought and slaughtered their kind for thousands of years, singlehandedly defeating them... and his name is William.
- Story-Breaker Power: He's a widely feared superhuman demon-killer with eons of experience, as well as a silver-eyed warrior who has slain beasts the size of mountains. Whenever team RWBY or Beacon Academy struggles with demonic attacks, he's never around to deal with them since they'd end too quickly if he did.
- Suddenly Voiced: He never spoke in DOOM 2016, but is more chatty here. This was originally because he took an oath of silence to never say a word until the Slaves of Doom were wiped out. When he fought Adam, he decided to go back on it so he can smack talk his opponent.
- Super Strength: He's stronger than anyone else on Remnant, being able to shatter a person's Aura with a punch without his armor and physically tear demons, Grimm, and humans like tissue-paper.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Ozpin's followers don't see eye-to-eye. He tends to get very fed up with Ozpin's secret keeping and most of the Beacon staff either dislike his violent, brutish nature, or find him too sociopathic in behavior to trust.
- Time Abyss: He's several thousand years old at the youngest. He's lived through the original war between Argent D'Nur and Hell, the destruction of his home world, and is heavily implied to have some connection to Ozpin's past as Ozma, meaning that his existence likely predates the current Remnant as a whole.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When Salem uses her Seer Grimm to see and rewrite his memories to serve her, she ends up being completely overwhelmed by them and suffers a Villainous Breakdown.
- Tranquil Fury: How his rage is usually expressed.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Even at the age of five, he develops a rather unhealthy interest in weapons and firearms. His parents and great-grandfather tried their best to discourage this. As can be seen, they were completely unsuccessful.
- The Unfettered: Absolutely NOTHING will stop him from destroying Hell, even if it costs him his life.
- Unscrupulous Hero: To the point where the only thing that separates him from the very villains he's actively butchering without remorse is that he has some shred of human goodness left.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Back when he was growing up on Argent D'Nur, he was actually a rather happy and emotional child. It's even shown that he was an Actual Pacifist growing up, refusing to fight against people who bullied him. Unless this was outright shown, you'd never believe that with how he grew up into the mass-murdering, demon-killing Doom Slayer.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's willing to commit particularly morally aggressive actions should they deny Hell or Salem a foothold. He suggested killing Amber should doing so deny their enemies the Maiden's powers. Ozpin is certain that if he knew about the relics, he would destroy them as well.
- Wife-Basher Basher: When Blake has the misfortune of encountering Adam not long after running away from the White Fang, the Slayer didn't miss the look of hatred her ex shot at her. He puts two-and-two together, and proceeds to break Adam's left testicle.
- World's Strongest Man: He's far and away the strongest being on Remnant. The only person who can effectively match him in a fight is Ozpin.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He hates the idea of innocent children getting hurt. He does feel immense guilt with his Cruel to Be Kind attitude towards Ruby, but pushes himself to do so for her own good, and outright panics when he thought a young girl was fatally wounded during his fight with Neopolitan.
VEGAAn A.I. that the Slayer backed up and has as part of his Praetor Suit. He's now connected to Vale's wireless network and aids humanity in fighting off the demons.
- The Atoner: In helping facilitate the UAC's monstrous experiments in Argent Energy back on Mars, he intends to make up for it by assisting the kingdoms in stopping Hell's invasion of Remnant.
- Benevolent A.I.: He's overall nice and pleasant, offering everything he knows about Hell to Remnant's authority and intends to help in any way he can.
- Brutal Honesty: Despite being a nice guy, he doesn't mince words when he tells the teams that their chances of actually winning against Hell in a full-scale invasion are less than ten percent.
- But Now I Must Go: He re-uploads himself back into the Slayer's suit when the Hell portal opens and the Slayer and team RWBY end up trapped on the other side.
- Nice Guy: It comes with being a Benevolent A.I..
- Silent Snarker: Not even he can stand Yang's puns, and he expresses it through deadpan silence.
- The Strategist: He comes up with most of the battle plans for the fight against Hell.
- Be wary of even the fair maiden's innocent, purest smile. For behind it there is a warrior's soul ready to be unleashed, untainted that it will withstand unholy damnation to bring even the Shadow Realms to heel.Corrax Entry 5:14
- Adaptational Intelligence: While she was never dumb, she goes out of her way to question about her silver eyes where as in the series, she never once made any attempts to learn about them even when Ozpin was available to ask about them.
- Blood Knight: Played for Drama. She starts to become more ruthless and sadistic toward her enemies (in particular the demons) as she's forced out of her idealistic mindset. This was something the Slayer actively wanted to avoid.
- Break the Cutie: Someone really needs to give her a hug. At this point, she's had to kill what was once human, been targeted by the demons multiple times, had horrific nightmares about her mother trying to drown her in blood and rot, almost got her womb torn out of her body by Team GRVE, and now she's trapped in Hell. After all that, she breaks down in chapter 24, weeping that she just wants to go home.
- Character Development: As a result of fighting demons, she's forced to grow out of her Wide-Eyed Idealist mindset much earlier.
- On a less positive level, the constant battles with the Slaves of Doom are causing her to develop a sense of sadistic blood-lust, as seen when they were fighting in Hell.
- On a more positive level, she also starts becoming less childish and more mature, allowing her to become a more effective leader.
- Clothing Damage: Suffers from this while fighting against the demons in Hell. She's pretty much half-naked by the time they escape.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Her inability to fight without her weapon is one of her most glaring weaknesses. The Slayer is training her how to fight if she ever loses it, which is very likely.
- Designated Victim: Since she's a silver-eyed warrior, like the Slayer, but more inexperienced, she's often targeted by the demons, as she would become a massive threat to Hell if she were to ever realize her potential.
- Determinator: She doesn't care how many times she gets talked down, traumatized, or thrown about. She's going to become a Huntress and protect people no matter what.
- The Dreaded: After she awakens her Silver-eyed abilities, the demons starts treating her with fear.
- Gray Eyes: She has silver-eyes, marking her as a silver-eyed warrior and one of Hell's main targets.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Due to the Slayer frequently telling her to give up on becoming a Huntress and going home (more out of concern for what that life will do to her rather than looking down on her), she desires to prove herself to him and show that she can make it in his world.
- Morality Pet: She becomes one for the Slayer, as his nicer moments almost always tend to involve her in some way.
- Odd Friendship: She's an idealistic weapon-Otaku who's close friends with a near silent demon-slayer.
- Precision F-Strike: Just to let you know how dire the situation is, she drops her first F-bomb and first swear in the story when they were trapped in Hell.
- Psychotic Smirk: While she was tearing apart demons in Hell alongside Weiss, she sported one on her face, showing what the conflict is doing to her.
- Sanity Slippage: Fighting Hell really doesn't do her mind any favors. She's begun developing a wrathful blood-lust toward all demons.
- Sinister Scythe: Her weapon of choice: Crescent Rose.
- Sour Prudes: Heavily downplayed as she just hates it when people swear. She starts growing out of this as things get bloodier.
- Stepford Smiler: She's trying to remain an upbeat demeanor despite all the trauma that fighting Hell is putting her through. She actually pulls it off so well that some people find it disturbing how someone can remain so childish and innocent given the traumatic circumstances. Of course, the mask slips every now and then and she completely stops hiding it when she starts getting into an argument with Weiss. She also stops bothering with the facade when they end up in Hell.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She's considered to be the spitting image of her late mother, Summer Rose.
- Super Speed: Her semblance lets her move extremely fast.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Seeing Yang nearly get killed by the Baalgar demon causes her to awaken her Silver eye powers.
- Underestimating Badassery: Subverted. She thinks the Slayer is looking down on her and believes that she isn't cut out to be a Huntress, but she later figures out that he just really doesn't want her to turn out like him.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: She believed that becoming a Huntress would be a life of adventure and saving people from the Grimm... then the demons invade and her closest ally is a power armored, mass-murdering, one man army who's also a massive Dick with a capital D. Her idealism starts going down the drain pretty quickly, despite all her efforts to hide it.
- She who is blessed by the Wraith of Winter, honor her always. For you shall be her shield, and she will be your sword.Corrax Entry 6:32
- Fantastic Racism: Like canon, she has a distaste for Faunas and a hatred for the White Fang. When her team sees the Slayer killing some, she says that he's doing a service in getting rid of them.
- I Owe You My Life: She stands up to her sister for trying to take the Slayer into custody because he saved her life during the Grimm/demon assault on Vale. She only starts backpedaling after the Slayer kills other humans, despite them deserving it.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- She does bring up some solid arguments regarding Ruby and the Slayer: that her childish attitude isn't suited for surviving the demonic threats that now plague Remnant and that the Slayer's sheer negativity is causing the Grimm to become more erratic than they already are.
- She also had a good point that the Slayer wouldn't always be there to save them and that it's mostly thanks to him that they even survived the first day.
- Mind Rape: The Pain Elemental brutally subjects her to this by peering into her memories and mocking her "relationships" with the rest of her family.
- Tsundere: Toward her teammates and the Slayer. Her teammates even call her out on this.
- Treat the beastmen's women delicately. For she is more sound of mind and reason than the men who easily succumb to the rage that drives them feral. Do not be so quick to judge should one carry a blade in one hand and a gun in the other, for she might very well be the one to redeem the beastmen of their sins long past against D'Nur.Corrax Entry 8:6
- Animal Motifs: Cats, since she's a cat faunas.
- But Now I Must Go: Discussed after they survive the Marauder. With Adam now knowing where she is, she decides to return to Menagerie to live with her parents.
- Cool Sword: Her blade: Gambol Shroud.
- Death Seeker: While trapped in Hell, she felt that she deserved to suffer and die for letting the White Fang become a terrorist cell and for letting the Slayer murder them.
- Dirty Coward: How the Slayer views her, since she tends to run away from problems or hide from them rather than face them. She also views herself as this for her frequent running away and seeing the Slayer as an "Anti-Adam" shield.
- Moral Myopia: She's outraged at the Slayer for killing off White Fang members even though they were killing innocent people. This is despite her leaving the White Fang for that very reason.
- Reverse Psychology: She lashes out at the Slayer for using this on her when he repeatedly questioned what drove her to remain close to him despite knowing that he'd kill more and more of her former "brothers and sisters" of the White Fang.
Yang Xiao Long
- She shines brighter than a thousand suns, her heat is enough to bring the mightiest of dragons down and the power behind her fists will give even the shadow lords pause. She will join your crusade without question, for she lives only for the conflict your journey will surely bring.Corrax Entry 6:21
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: She takes a lot of pride in her fighting prowess and isn't very receptive to criticism about it until after she's proven wrong, usually in ways that involve her losing a one-sided fight.
- The Berserker: Something she's called out on is letting her anger control her in a fight.
- The Big Gal: She's the overall best fighter of her team and has the most physical strength.
- Big Sister Instinct: She's very quick to defend her sister whenever someone tells her off. However, this can also be a serious problem, as she tends to get angry at anyone who criticizes Ruby despite their criticisms being either valid or having good advice behind them. This is apparent when she gets angry at the Slayer for calling Ruby "hopeless" without her scythe, despite Ruby really needing to learn how to fight without it. In fairness, the Slayer isn't really nice when it comes to criticism.
- Blood Knight: She loves a good fight. Her Corrax entry above even states that the thrill of battle is her main driving force.
- Chivalrous Pervert: She's a kind and loving person, but she really enjoys seeing the Slayer without his armor.
- Cool Big Sis: She's one towards Ruby. She's also able to tell that Ruby is progressively getting more unstable thanks to all the violence she's been subjected to and wants to make sure she gets help for it.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Downplayed. She got pretty jealous of the Slayer when Ruby goes to him for comfort regarding her nightmares and not her, but she never becomes outright caustic towards the Slayer as a result of this.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: She's very proud of her long hair, and made it clear that she had no intention of either cutting it or doing it up even if it was a liability. One ass-kicking from the Slayer convinced her to go through with it, but she still hates having to do it.
- Pungeon Master: She enjoys making puns, and they get on everyone's nerves. Not even VEGA can stand them.
- Rapunzel Hair: It's pointed out how this is a bad thing, as very long hair is easy to grab and pull around, especially in a fight.
Jaune ArcA member of the Arc bloodline and the leader of Team JNPR.
- Adaptational Badass: He does much better in his early fights than he did in the main series, even killing some demons before he unlocked his Aura.
- Badass Normal: Jaune had already hacked down Possessed in Vale and survived an airship crash before Pyrrha unlocked his Aura.
- The Berserker: He gets possessed by a Berserk sphere during the attack on Beacon, turning him into this.
- Boring, but Practical: His sword and shield may not be anything flashy, but they are effective in a fight.
- Dark Secret: He never went to combat school and is terrified of people discovering this. He panicked when the Slayer came close to figuring it out.
- Hearing Voices: After his possession from the Berserk sphere, he starts hearing the voices of the demons in his head.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: After his team and Coco's stop Professor Peach from killing the Fall Maiden and are entrusted with safeguarding Beacon and the Fall Maiden, he starts cracking from the weight of the responsibility given to him and says that he doesn't deserve to be at Beacon.
- The Leader: He's the leader of Team JNPR.
Nora ValkyrieAn incredibly energetic girl and Ren's companion.
- Drop the Hammer: Her weapon of choice is Magnhild, a hammer/grenade launcher she uses to crack Grimm and demons' skulls open with ease.
- Genki Girl: Just like in canon, though in the face of a demonic invasion it comes off as a major case of...
- Stepford Smiler: She's looks to be an even worse case than Ruby, almost coming close to breaking down every time she goes on a tangent, if not for Ren calming her down.
Pyrrha NikosA tournament champion from Mistral.
Lei RenA young man from the village of Kuroyuri and the best friend of Nora Valkyrie.
Cardin WinchesterBeacon's resident bully and the leader of team CRDL.
- The Bully: Or at least he tries to act like one. The Slayer isn't having it, however.
- Bullying a Dragon: He has a chronic need to antagonize people that could easily kick his ass, like Velvet and the Slayer.
- The Leader: Of Team CRDL.
- Sadist: He seems to have a pathological need to make people suffer for his own amusement, and it's not just toward his fellow students. During Hell's first assault on Beacon he and his cronies take the time to torment a wounded Imp instead of killing it.
- Too Dumb to Live: He challenges the Slayer, knowing full well what he's capable of, and still intends to fight him even after getting his leg broken by the guy.
- Satellite Character: Doesn't have much character beyond being one of Cardin's cronies.
- Satellite Character: Doesn't stand out aside from being a fellow bully alongside Cardin.
- Satellite Character: He doesn't do much beyond being one of Cardin's associates and fellow bullies.
Coco AdelA second year student and the leader of team CFVY.
- Cool Shades: Part of her attire.
- Gatling Good: Her handbag turns into an extremely powerful minigun. Perfect for riddling demons with bullets.
- Handbag of Hurt: She likes to use her handbag to beat the shit out of her opponents.
- It's Personal: After Deag Grav kills Fox, the bastard is at the top of her "to kill" list.
- The Leader: Of Team CFVY.
Warning! Unmarked Spoilers
Fox AlistairA member of Team CFVY. He gets killed by Deag Grav.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He uses twin wrist-mounted blades that extend past his shoulders.
- Death by Adaptation: He gets gruesomely killed by Deag Grav.
- Sacrificial Lion: His death serves to drive home that no one is safe in this fic.
- Walking Spoiler: Due to his death and how it changed the very nature of story, it's hard not to bring it up without spoiling anything.
Velvet ScarlatinaA second year rabbit faunas.
- Animal Motifs: Rabbits, due to being a rabbit faunas.
- Fantastic Racism: Frequently on the receiving end due to being a faunas, often being harassed by Cardin and his cronies.
- Grudging "Thank You": While she was grateful that the Slayer helped protect her from team CRDL, she was very disgruntled that he had to be the one to protect her (she considers him to be as frightening and monstrous as the demons) and not the teammates that she trusts with her life.
- The Load: How she feels about herself since she's a second year student, yet she allows herself to get bullied and picked on by first year delinquents.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls her teammates out on not being there to help her when she was being bullied by team CRDL.
Yatsuhashi DiachiThe large, sword wielding member of Team CFVY.
Gretchen RainartThe younger sister of Hazel Rainart and the leader of Team GRVE. She and her team have been in league with Hell for two years now.
- Adaptational Villainy: She died as a Beacon student in canon. She serves the forces of Hell here and didn't die as a Beacon student.
- Ascended Extra: She was a Posthumous Character in canon and simply part of Hazel's backstory and justification for hating Ozpin. Here, she's alive and given a some screen-time. Not to mention she's a cultist.
- Et Tu, Brute?: The reaction of the teachers and students to her and her team's betrayal. From the teachers, it's laced with Disappointed in You.
- Feel No Pain: She shares her brother's semblance that allows her to ignore pain.
- The Leader: She leads Team GRVE.
- Morality Chain: She's one for her brother. She tells Ozpin that if anything were to happen to her, Hazel would dedicate himself entirely to seeing Ozpin completely destroyed.
- No-Sell: Her semblance lets her ignore pain. She gave Ruby a free shot when she attacked her. Crescent Rose's slash couldn't phase her.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She's alive here rather than dead.
- Wolverine Claws: Her gauntlets have injector claws that can inject various kinds of dust into her opponent's bloodstream for very painful effects.
- An Arm and a Leg: Professor Port blows his right arm off with his blunderbuss-axe when they fought.
- Bald of Awesome: He doesn't have any hair on his head. It's more like Bald of Evil.
- Human Sacrifice: He uses his own body to summon a Pain Elemental to Beacon. Yeesh...
- You Monster!: Calls Yang this, as her last words to her were condemning her for killing one of her fellow huntsmen in training.
Beacon Staff and Associates
Professor Ozpin/OzmaThe headmaster of Beacon academy.
- Big Good: Constitutes as one for Remnant.
- Berserk Button: Don't bring up his past as Ozma.
- Dark Secret: He keeps a lot of secrets, but the biggest is his past as Ozma.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He's so far, the only person on Remnant to have fought the Slayer in single combat and actually matched him.
- Pyrrhic Victory: He didn't lose to the Slayer in their fight (it was a draw at most), but he took several hits. Per the rules of their agreement (the Slayer wins if he lands one hit), he has to give the Slayer free reign of where he wants to go.
- World's Best Warrior: His thousands of years of combat experience net him as this for Remnant. He's also capable of matching the Doom Slayer, who's the World's Strongest Man.
Glynda GoodwitchThe combat instructor of Beacon Academy and Ozpin's right-hand woman.
- Berserk Button: Doing anything to threaten or harm her students guarantees that you will die horribly. She lost it when she saw that Peach turned multiple students into Possessed.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: After VEGA re-uploads himself back into the Slayer's suit after he and team RWBY get trapped on the other side of the Hell portal, she gets enraged by what she perceives as manipulation and starts referring to the AI as "it".
- Secret Keeper: She knows about Ozpin's past and his battle against Salem, but she's locked out on certain things such as his time as Ozma.
- Whip It Good: Her main weapon is her riding crop.
Peter PortA rather boisterous teacher at Beacon Academy.
Dr. Bartholomew OobleckA Motor Mouth instructor and history teacher at Beacon Academy.
Qrow BranwenThe uncle of Ruby and Yang as well as Ozpin's right-hand man.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Lets out a large myriad of curses after the fight with Marcus ends with his nieces getting sucked into the Hell portal.
- Drowning My Sorrows: After his nieces get trapped in Hell, he spends some time drinking away his pain and sleeping with prostitutes.
- The Jinx: His semblance causes bad luck for those around him, be they friend or foe. He also thinks of himself as this, as he believes he "jinxed" Ruby and Yang when they end up trapped on the other side of the Hell portal.
- The Mentor: Was this to Ruby when it came to scythe combat.
- Number Two: He's this to Ozpin, being his most trusted and loyal supported.
- Properly Paranoid: He doesn't trust the Slayer in the slightest and believes that if stopping Hell meant killing one of them, then he'd do it without hesitation. Since the Slayer was fully willing to kill Amber if it denied Hell or Salem the Maiden's power, he has a point.
- Sex for Solace: After his nieces end up trapped in Hell, he spends his time sleeping with prostitutes to ease his Guilt Complex.
- Sinister Scythe: Uses one and taught Ruby how to fight with one.
- Underestimating Badassery: Subverted. He goes picking a fight with the Slayer despite knowing what he was capable of, but he only did so to prevent Ruby from learning anything Ozpin didn't want her to know yet.
- Undying Loyalty: He places his absolute faith in Ozpin and follows the man's orders, even if it means keeping his family in the dark about knowledge that would be useful for them to know.
Hazel RainartThe older brother of Gretchen and a Huntsman working for Ozpin.
- Adaptational Heroism: Since Gretchen is still alive here, he never joined Salem and works alongside Ozpin.
- Big Brother Instinct: He has every intention of ripping the bolts out of Marcus's face for converting Gretchen into a cultist.
- Feel No Pain: His semblance lets him ignore all physical pain.
- That Man Is Dead: He's okay with the Atlesian specialists using brutal means to interrogate his sister because he acknowledges that she died when Marcus poisoned her mind.
Warning! This character is very spoiler heavy. Due to this, all spoilers within this folder are unmarked.
Professor PeachOne of the teachers at Beacon Academy who is later revealed to be in league with Hell and started the demonic assault on Beacon.
- Adaptational Villainy: She was one of Beacon's teachers in canon. Here, she's in league with Hell and is responsible for Beacon's woes with the Slaves of Doom.
- Affably Evil: She betrayed her friends and joined with Hell, but she still expresses her usual personality. If anything, her meekness makes her status as an Anti-Villain and regretful Well-Intentioned Extremist all the more apparent.
- Anti-Villain: Her reasons for betraying her friends are because she's thoroughly convinced that the war between Ozpin and Salem will never end and that damnation is the only salvation. She also shows regret for what she feels she must do.
- Apologetic Attacker: She clearly regrets having to betray her fellow Huntsman and apologizes several times throughout her fight with JNPR, C(F)VY, and Glynda.
- Ascended Extra: She only gets mentioned maybe once or twice in the main series and never appears, but she's given more prominence here as the one responsible for the demon assault on Beacon.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: While she's the least assertive of Ozpin's inner circle, she's still an incredibly strong Beacon teacher and professional Huntress. She also sold out her colleagues in favor of Hell.
- Demonic Possession: The demons take over her as a last resort when she's about to lose.
- Despair Event Horizon: The knowledge that Salem couldn't be killed, the reality behind Ozpin's war with her, and its unending nature broke her to the point where she made a pact with Hell to end it for good.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Glynda did not take her betrayal well.
- Green Thumb: Her semblance allows her to control plant life, letting her burrow through the ground and reach the Fall Maiden so she could kill her.
- Shrinking Violet: She's incredibly meek, polite, and shy, which makes her betrayal of Remnant all the more shocking.
- Token Good Teammate: Out of all the cultists seen so far, she's not only the most polite, but genuinely believes that what she's doing is the best solution for all of Remnant. The other cultists are either psychotic blood knights (Marcus) or are out for revenge against Ozpin (Team GRVE).
- Walking Spoiler: It's rather hard to talk about her without bringing up the fact that she's the one responsible for the demonic assaults on Beacon and betrayed her fellow Huntsman before the events of the story.
General James IronwoodThe headmaster of the Atlas academy and a general for the Atlas military.
- Four-Star Badass: He's the general of the Atlas Military and one of the strongest Huntsman around.
- Inspector Javert: He's heavily against the Slayer being outside of Atlas custody and only allows it because he at least understands that they need him to fight Hell.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: He never refers to VEGA as anything more than "it".
Specialist Winter SchneeGeneral Ironwood's direct subordinate and a specialist for the Atlas military.
- Antagonistic Offspring: She clearly hates her father and it's shown as she pretty much interrogates him about the many Possessed SDC soldiers that the Slayer and team CFVY fought.
- Inspector Javert: Like Ironwood, she's heavily against the Slayer having free run of the place, but she's more openly vocal about it.
- Pet the Dog: When Weiss tells her that the Slayer crossed a line in murdering people, she comes to his defense, pointing out that in their line of work, killing people is an inevitability.
Jacques SchneeThe head of the Schnee family and the CEO of the Schnee Dust Company.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Weiss dialogue with the Slayer heavily implies this, since she's incapable of denying that he is.
- It's All About Me: He's apparently so self-centered that his own daughter subconsciously believes that he'd be perfectly willing to sell out his world to Hell if it meant gaining a foothold in their conquest, if her nightmares are anything to go by.
Captain Eleanor AbsturzA Captain in the Atlas Air Fleet who ended up trapped in Hell when the portal opened in the fight with Marcus Black and the White Fang.
- Always Second Best: She has a chip on her shoulder against the Slayer for him being superior to the Atlas military in all combative senses.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: She decided to blow her own brains out rather than keep fighting Hell and live with the horrors she was forced to witness and possibly die an even worse death at the hands of the demons.
- Despair Event Horizon: She's introduced while in the middle of a nervous breakdown when she realizes she and her ship have been sent to a literal, Physical Hell.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name is German for crash. If anyone was going to crash-land into a literal hellscape, it would be her.
Slaves Of Doom
Deag GravA Hell Priest and the one originally responsible for the corruption of Argent D'Nur, it arrives on Remnant in search of power in order for Hell to continue its conquest.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: It's unknown if this thing even has a gender to identify itself as. Though one of its titles is that it is a "Prince of Doom", so it may possibly be male. However, when given a POV, "it" is the only term used to describe the Deag Grav, so it's still ambiguous.
- Arch-Enemy: It's undoubtedly the Slayer's biggest target, as it's responsible for the ruin of his home-world. He's on the top of Coco's "to kill" list to for killing Fox.
- Big Bad: So far, it's the closest the Slaves of Doom have to a boss in their invasion of Remnant.
- The Dragon: It was this to the Dark Lord of the 4th age while also serving as The Heavy.
- Hero Killer: It kills Fox.
- I Have Many Names: Cardinal of Hell, Prince of Doom, Keeper of the Blood Temple.
- Kick the Dog: Its not enough that it kills Fox and throws his body at his still-grieving team, but he also turns what was left of him into a Possessed, forcing them to kill him a second time.
- Knight of Cerebus: The story was dark enough as is, but it still has it's moments of lightheartedness, humor, and levity in between. When this guy shows up? All bets are off! It even kills Fox, establishing that from now on, none of the heroes are safe.
- Laser Blade: It can summon "Hellblades" from its wrists. These blades are powered by Argent-Energy.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: It makes it a point to personally deal with anything that could interfere with its plans.
- Time Abyss: It has been around since the destruction of Argent D'Nur and long before even that.
The HarvesterA demon that maintains the Hell Portal during the first attack on Beacon.
- Barrier Warrior: It can summon shields of Argent energy.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Can fire beams of Argent energy from it's horn.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Hurls a Beacon student's corpse at Weiss to prevent her from using her glyphs.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Yang puts it down for good by punching it in half.
- No Name Given: It isn't referred to by any personal name, just its title.
- Sinister Scythe: Its weapon of choice is a double-bladed scythe generated by Argent energy.
- Voice of the Legion: It taunts the Slayer and Team RWBY through the dozen students it's siphoning Aura from.
Marcus BlackA Heresiarch and worshiper of the Slaves of Doom and Mercury's father.
- Abusive Parent: If Mercury being reminded of him by watching the Slayer's brutality is any indication, he's wasn't a very good father. He spends some time beating his son to a pulp when he meets him again.
- Action Dad: Not a very good father, but he did single-handedly save Team GRVE from certain death.
- Adaptational Badass: In canon, he never did anything substantial due to getting killed as part of Mercury's backstory. Here, he's the leader of the demon cults and practically the dark equal of the Doom Slayer.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Sort of. Since we never see him in canon, his personality is debatable. Here, he's at least given a few redeeming qualities such as his lack of tolerance for faunas racism.
- Adaptational Villainy: Being a remorseless assassin is bad enough. Being a deranged cultist working for Hell is a few pay-grades worse.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the defacto leader of the demonic cults on Remnant and is the most powerful warrior the planet has to offer, even giving the Slayer pause.
- BFG: Saved Team GRVE with the Unmaker.
- Blood Knight: He thrives off of bloodshed and death. His idea of paradise is battling on a hellscape for eternity, and helping hell coincides with this.
- The Corrupter: He's responsible for convincing Team GRVE to Hell's side.
- Dirty Old Man: He makes some pretty lewd comments about Yang toward the Slayer and Blake toward Adam and he's old enough to have a son who's in his late teens to early twenties. He qualifies.
- Do Wrong, Right: He's thoroughly pissed at Mercury not for killing him, but because his screw-up of a son couldn't even kill him right.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: He has no problems with faunas and treats them as equals.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a fanatical demon worshiper, but he's no racist. He even went out of his way to find and kidnap faunas haters for his cult sacrifices.
- Facial Horror: Thanks to Mercury kicking him in the head repeatedly, he has metal bolts welded into his skull to keep his face together.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Stealing Adam's semblance and reducing him to the demon cults messenger boy on threat of torture "D'Nurian style" is a horrid thing to do, but considering what a racist, sociopathic nutcase Adam is, it's completely deserved.
- Power Armor: Wears a dark mockery of the Slayer's Praetor suit, complete with cultist ruins covering it.
- Power Parasite: Downplayed. He can steal semblances, but he cannot use them. This ability is also good for opening Hell portals.
- Recovered Addict: According to him, he was as much a heavy drinker as Qrow.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Mercury still tried to kill him, but he survived it unlike canon.
Team GRVESee Beacon folder for more details.
Professor PeachSee Beacon folder for more details.
The MarauderA demon with the visage of a hybrid between demon and man. He hunts Team RWBY and the Slayer.
- Evil Counterpart: He appears to be one for the Slayer, as he wears armor similar to his and has Night Sentinel icons all over his body.
- The Dreaded: One of the few, if only, demons that even the Slayer shows some level of caution towards.
- Healing Factor: He can easily recover from having his neck snapped. Even the onslaught of pain the Slayer unleashed on him heals after a short while.
- Implacable Man: Good lord, Nothing stops this guy! Even snapping his neck will just hold him off for at least a couple minutes.
- Neck Snap: How the Slayer takes him out. It doesn't keep him down for long, though.
- Outside-Context Problem: Unlike the other demons, the Slayer doesn't know anything about him. The fact that his body bears Night Sentinel symbols suggests that his origins are more connected to Argent D'Nur than to Hell.
- The Worf Effect: The first ever demon to push the Slayer to the brink. Yang even lampshades that he's tougher than the Slayer.
The Master of ErebusA Baalgar-class demon that oversees the fortress at the base of Mount Erebus in Hell.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: It comes with being a shadow lord of Hell.
- Drop the Hammer: It's weapon of choice is a massive war-hammer inscribed with demonic runes.
- Large and in Charge: It's as tall as the Cyberdemon, and is Mount Erebus's strongest warrior.
- Twitchy Eye: A sign that it doesn't react well to Yang's 'you are huge so you have huge guts' joke.
SalemAn ancient immortal entity that controls the creatures of Grimm.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: After Cinder's failure and lashing out at her, she attempts to kill her, but stops herself because she's reminded that Cinder still has half of the Fall Maiden's power, and killing her is more detrimental to her plans because Amber would just get the powers back if she went through with it.
- Disappointed in You: Outright tells Cinder this when she's finished getting the shit kicked out of her by the Slayer.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Whatever was in the Slayer's mind, it drove her to a complete breakdown.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
- Congrats Salem, you've now tipped the Slayer off to the fact that you have a mole on Ozpin's inner circle.
- Her letting Cinder get the shit kicked out of her by the Slayer and openly admitting to such causes her pupil to become more defiant of her.
- What the Hell Are You?: After seeing into the Slayer's memories, she has this response to him.
- You Monster!: She outright calls the Slayer one. Let's you know how terrified she is of him.
Cinder FallOne of Salem's inner circle. An ambitious woman who seeks power, with her master's goals lining up with her desires.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When the Slayer starts brutally beating her up, she goes from Villainous Breakdown to quietly begging Salem for help.
- Berserk Button: Mocking her about her failures ensures that she will make you suffer. Tyrian insulting her resulting in getting his tongue burned.
- Kick the Dog: She just had to taunt the Slayer over his doomed home-world. This earns her an explosive shotgun round to the face.
- Pet the Dog: She ultimately saves her subordinates, despite it being more in her interest to up an ditch them so she could save herself. Even she questions why she did that.
- Smug Super: She may be powerful, but she thought herself to be in the Slayer's league, if not outright superior. She was oh so horribly wrong.
- Super Toughness: She was able to get up after the Slayer shot her in the face. Anyone else would have had their head blown clean off.
- Underestimating Badassery: She thought she could easily manipulate the Slayer and take him on in a fight. To say she was wrong would be a massive understatement.
- Villainous Breakdown: Has one when the Slayer defeats her, screaming that the Maiden's powers are hers and that she earned it.
Emerald SustraiCinder's most loyal subordinate.
Mercury BlackOne of Cinder's subordinates and the son of Marcus Black.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: The Slayer rips one of his mechanical legs off and beats him with it.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: He stomps on the Slayer's face to make sure he's unconscious when he, Emerald, Neo and White Fang manage to (temporarily) incapacitate him. If it were anyone else, this probably would have worked, but this only makes the Slayer angrier.
- Trauma Button: Watching the Slayer's visceral brutality reminded him too much of his father.
Roman TorchwickA crime boss who works for Cinder.
- Hazy Feel Turn: He joins up with Ironwood so that the general can make use of his criminal connections to better handle the demon threat and locate Marcus Black, but he ain't joining because he's feeling generous.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Unlike the others, he makes the smart move alongside Neo to get the hell away from the Slayer.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: She never utters a word, but she's a deadlier fighter than Roman.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: She's a much better fighter than her boss and typically does his heavy lifting.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Like her boss, she makes the smart choice to get the hell outta dodge when the Slayer comes a'knockin.
Tyrian CallowsA fanatical servant of Salem. A scorpion faunas who's utterly insane.
Leonardo LionheartOne of Ozpin's inner circle who secretly switched sides and now works for Salem.
Adam TaurusOne of the main leaders of the White Fang, just below Sienna Khan.
- Avenging the Villain: A rather humorous example. Not only does he want revenge on the Slayer for himself, but he also wants to help Marlowe avenge his dick (the Slayer sliced it off with a broken sword).
- Fantastic Racism: He despises humans.
- Functional Addict: Even with several painkillers pumped into his system, he still proves to be a deadly adversary.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: After Marcus takes his Aura, he's reduced to the cultists messenger boy, and he's lost all respect from his White Fang peers.
- Humiliation Conga: His first fight with the Slayer ends with his kneecaps being blown off, leaving him to spend the next dozen chapters with pain medication in his system. Then his second fight with the Slayer ends with him breaking his left testicle, having his semblance stolen by Marcus, and he ends up reduced to being the demon cult's messenger boy on the threat of further torture.
- Jerkass: He's an amalgamation of everything wrong with the current White Fang. He's a xenophobic misanthrope with a massive ego and was horrifically abusive toward Blake.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His sword: Wilt.
- Knee-capping: His first encounter with the Slayers ends with him getting shot in the kneecaps.
- Psychotic Manchild: He's completely deranged and acts like everything should revolve around him. When Sienna stripped him of his rank and said he was unfit to lead the White Fang, he whines that it isn't fair. Sienna even questions if she's talking to a child rather than a man.
- Revenge: He wants to enact vengeance upon the Slayer for his humiliating defeat and blasting his kneecaps.
Sienna KhanThe current High Leader of the White Fang.
- Dirty Coward: Not really, but Adam accuses her of being this. When she's giving Adam a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, he thinks that she's only saying this because she knows he can't fight back.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She's the head of a terrorist organization, but she doesn't advocate for Adam's dogmatic agenda and makes it clear that his actions will not be tolerated.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Strips Adam of his right to lead when she realizes he would only continue to aggravate tensions between humanity and the Faunus to the point that there would be all-out war between the races.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's a genuine case compared to Adam. Her actions are violent, but they're in the name of Faunas equality.
MarloweA large, chainsaw wielding member of the White Fang and Adam's head lieutenant.
- Groin Attack: The Slayer used a broken sword to cut his dick off. Not a pleasant experience in the slightest.
- Named by the Adaptation: He was just referred as the 'Lieutenant' in canon. Here, he has a name.
- Off with His Head!: The Slayer rips his head, and much of his spine, off with his bare hands.
- Took a Level in Badass: Barely, but when the Slayer re-encounters him, he's deck out in an advanced mechanical suit and wields a heavy machine-gun with attached chainsaws combo. He still gets killed, but A for trying.
Argent D'Nur (WARNING! Spoilers)
Stan BlazkowiczThe original Doom marine and the father of the Doom Slayer.
- Action Dad: He's the Slayer's father and the original bane of Hell itself. You expect anything less?
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His hairstyle is based off his Quake Champions alternate facial model, so he has blonde hair rather than brown.
- Badass Normal: Let's put this into perspective; he's not a silver-eyed warrior, he's not of Argent D'Nur, he has no semblance or Aura, yet he's fought his way through Hell itself and killed the Icon of Sin!
- Blue Blood: He was made a noble of Argent D'Nur for his past accomplishments against Hell and his killing of the Icon of Sin.
- Good Parents: He was a loving father to his two sons.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Had blonde hair and was a loving family man.
- Happily Married: As far as we see in the past, his marriage with Aelia had a lot of love.
- Heroic Lineage: His father (Commander Keen) fought aliens, and his grandmother, grandaunt and great-grandparents (Wolfenstein series) all fought Nazis.
- Manly Tears: The sight of his son crying is enough to make him shed tears.
- Papa Wolf: NEVER mess with his family! If you do, there won't be anything left to show you even existed.
- Related in the Adaptation: It's debatable whom the Doom Slayer in canon really is. Here, they are father and son.
- Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Went all out to save his kids when they were kidnapped. Their kidnappers are not around anymore.
- You Are a Credit to Your Race: Argent D'Nur society looks down on humans, or "terrans" as they call them, but Doomguy was more respected and even made a noble because of his past actions against Hell.
Aelia Blazkowicz (nee Ateius)The Slayer's loving mother and the chief priestess of Argent D'Nur.
- Alliterative Name: Her name before marrying the Doom Marine was Aelia Ateius.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Gives an epic one to her father for arranging her sons kidnapping.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: She fell in love with and married a "terran", a member of a race her father despises beyond reason.
- Good Parents: She was a kindhearted loving mother to her sons and one of the only D'Nurians that can be called a loving, wonderful person.
- Grey Eyes: The Slayer inherited his silver-eyes from her.
- Happily Married: With the original Doom marine as far as we see in flashbacks.
- Parental Abandonment: It's implied that her father drove her mother away.
Hunter BlazkowiczThe Slayer's younger brother. His fate is unknown.
- Children Are Innocent: He was practically a blond, boy version of Ruby when he was a child.
- Morality Pet: Even in death, the Slayer's memories of his brother are enough to help him stay sane... well, sane enough.
- Uncertain Doom: It's not known what happened to him after the destruction of Argent D'Nur. It's possible that he died, but how he died is another story.
Quirinus AteiusAelia's father and the Slayer's grandfather... he's a complete jackass.
- Abusive Parent: Towards his daughter (whom he sees as a tool for his desires) and his grandchildren (who he arranged to be kidnapped).
- Asshole Victim: You can just hear people cheering as Doomguy beats him to a pulp.
- Dirty Coward: He may talk a big game, but the second things go sideways for him, he becomes a begging coward.
- Domestic Abuse: Heavily implied to have been this to his wife.
- Evil Old Folks: Setting up your grandchildren to be kidnapped and leaving one with a permanent scar as a result of said kidnapping will land you squarely in this category.
- Expy: He's basically a D'Nurian version of Rip Blazkowicz.
- Fantastic Racism: He despised Doomguy and his grandchildren for their Earth heritage, which he viewed as weak.
- Hate Sink: In what little we see of him, there's nothing redeemable about him at all.
- Jerkass: This is literally the only nice thing that can be said about him.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: When we see that Quirinus's father was a Cool Old Guy and very loving with his great-grandchildren, you have to wonder how Quirinus himself turned into such a massive dick.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He thinks he can get away with anything thanks to his political and familial connections on Argent D'Nur... Doomguy doesn't care about that.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's pretty clear that his father prefers to spend time with William and Hunter than he does his own son, something that drives him up a wall.