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The Rest in Pieces roleplay has had an expanding roster of characters since it's inception. The heroes are mainly focused around the team formed by Quarian Spectre Sera'Zarda vas Citadel, and has remained an active vigilante force even in her absence.

The villains are largely associated with the Mandate and/or any of a number of mercenary organizations (though some are independently active).

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The Crew

    Digit 
If there is a deity looking over this unit, then it understands the organic concept of humor.
Digit

A quirky, malfunctioning Geth, and part of the original team lineup. Tragically died at the end of the first arc, only to return in the third as the mighty and antagonistic Altus Sapiens (see below).

     Garjen Zeros 
DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME.! COME GET SOME! COME GET SOME!
Garjen
Another founding team member, an optimistic and crafty Salarian ex-spectre.

     Letanya Cetain 
I'm not so sure, Sera. This mission is changing me. I've done things I never would have considered before this.
Letanya
A recent addition to the team. Letanya is an enigmatic, hardened and temperamental turian investigator who shares a personal history with Sera.
  • Abusive Parents: A father, to be exact. The primary reason for her leaving home at 13 and joining the Hierarchy, lying about her age to do so.
  • The Atoner: Her primary motivation for working with the crew is to atone for accidentally shooting Sera in the past.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While she prefers using guns, this is her style of fighting in close combat. Just ask the gangster who ended up getting tackled from behind, with his head getting pounded into the concrete floor.
  • Does Not Like Guns: More specifically, handguns, as that is the weapon that she accidentally hit Sera with, due to the round ricocheting after her target moved. She recovered from this somewhat during the break-out from Contract Penitentiary, due to being forced to use a handgun after breaking her arm.
  • Failure Hero: Sees herself as this, due to her past and various character flaws.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: Her torso is heavily scarred due to being tortured in her past, and is unable to even set foot on the Citadel Wards without having traumatic flashbacks as a result.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Considered after the break-out from Contract Penitentiary, but ultimately averted, after being persuaded to continue by Sera.
  • Straight Gay

    Martha and Shiv 
Right! You want to hear - THE plan?!
Does I have to?
Of course you do, Shivy! After all, you're going to be doing the dirty work!
Martha and Shiv
A cheery Canadian tech genius and her Vorcha bodyguard, the two are nearly inseparable.
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    Sera'Zarda vas Citadel 
Immortality is not a gift. You cannot cleanse the galaxy of pain. Everyone has baggage. Val, his lover. Victairn, his brother. We have baggage. For me, I can't speak for the others, but for me, living forever would be a curse, not a blessing. I hardly think you are the one to tell me I'm wrong.
Sera
  • The Alcoholic: Verged on this at the beginning of Ri P 3, but managed to recover with some assistance from Valentin.
  • Bi the Way: For the most part, has this stance on her sexuality, although due to events in the first two Ri P story arcs, had slipped into Anything That Moves territory by the start of the third.
  • The Cameo: In RIP 4, due to having left the team, but showing up again on Omega.
  • Death Seeker: Throughout RIP 3. She got better, partially, after putting down Altus Sapiens, although she quit the team after feeling that she was responsible for too many deaths. Often manifests itself through Take Me Instead moments.
  • The Determinator: Not as much spectacle as the rest, but has endured more then any of them.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Altus Sapiens was dealt with, Sera left the team on Omega, feeling that she'd made too many mistakes and lost too many teammates for her to stay with the crew.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Between getting captured at the end of Ri P 1, having her captor attempt to have his way with her, having to space her lover at the end of Ri P 2 thanks to indoctrination, and losing another lover during Ri P 3 as well as having her decision regarding Digit come back to haunt her, Sera had quite the rough story arc.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Self-inflicted; She stepped down from being a Spectre between Ri P 2 and 3, due to believing that it was putting those she loved at risk.

     Sergeant Victairn 

     Triana 
An enigmatic Asari who joined the Crew in RIP 2 after working undercover within the Eclipse.

    Valai 
Once again, I am Valai'Cala vas Telarun. Get off of my fucking ship.
Valai.
The Crew's ace pilot.

  • Deadpan Snarker: His usual method of coping with stress. Or just to be a dick, depending on the circumstances.
  • Non-Action Guy: Not that he can't handle his own in a fist fight. He just dislikes violent confrontations for the most part, and is quite happy to stay with the ship.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Though this doesn't stop him from being pretty badass; and as the only remaining pilot, he's arguably the most important member of the team.

    Valentin Volkov 
Either way, you're going to need two things - someone with detailed, in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the Blue Suns, and someone who once put a bullet through the eyes of a hanar from a mile away - don't ask me how that works, by the way. Anyway, both of those things are me. This mission needs me, and for reasons I won't go into, I need this mission.
Valentin
To date the longest-lasting player character in the RP; a childhood-traumatized, C-Sec trained, ace sniper Drell able to shoot the wings off a fly with his eyes closed... provided he hasn't been drinking.
  • Alliterative Name
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears at the end of RIP 4 pt3 after a lengthy and unexplained absence: turns out he was looking for Bryson.
  • Byronic Hero: Oh yes. Could be the Trope Namer if he weren't too busy brooding.
  • Straight Gay: Not that his squadmates noticed without it being pointed out.
  • Tranquil Fury: When the possibility of him working for L'Enfer is suggested.
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    Ianua 'Jinxy' Valkeria 
I'm not really the best with plans.
—Jinxy
A brief companion of Sera's team, originally inducted into their fold after rescuing Garjen, an old friend, from captivity. She quickly became known among the group for her wild youthful spirit, as well as the indiscriminately lethal armour spikes with which she adornes herself.

    Yesana 
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite being blind, Yesana had implants in order to "see" through body heat and electricity, allowing her to maintain her biotic and sniper skills.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Unlike the rest of the crew, Yesana fled the scene and team when Altus Sapiens attacked the Citadel, and hasn't been seen since.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While the rest of the team is mostly good, Yesana was much closer to a sociopath, with no emotions or moral compunctions other than supporting herself, which lead to saying "screw it", as shown above.

    Bryson 

    Dobe Abob 
A wise and sensible, yet judgemental, volus who joined the team in Contract.
  • Boring, but Practical: That said, his favorite form of attack is the relatively simple and unspectacular throw. It gets the job done.
  • Declarative Finger: Does this on occasion.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: By far the least foul-mouthed member of the Crew, and once apologized for his language after saying that the Mandate would hand them their behinds.

Villains

    Altus Sapiens 
I AM ABOVE YOU. I AM ABOVE ALL LIFE. I AM ALTUS SAPIENS. YOUR STRUGGLE IS FUTILE. YOU CANNOT DEFY A GOD. BUT YOU NEED NOT FEAR YOUR DEMISE. YOU WILL LIVE ON THROUGH ME. YOU WILL ALL BE MY CHILDREN SOON.
—Altus Sapiens

     Celan 
It's time to just admit that I'm a fuck-up, and try to fix it. I nearly died already helping you because I fucked up again. I'm tired of being a failure. I think it's time to do something right for once.
Celan

  • Cain and Abel: In self-defense, killed his brother after being disowned for not living up to the family wishes
  • Heel–Face Turn: When given the opportunity, betrays the Knights and joins Victairn's crew.
  • My Greatest Failure: To him, failing to save Fatima before her murder at the hands of Rahvid.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Pretty deadly in stealth mode... but feels like this much of the time, due to being neither as good of a shot nor as skilled in a straight-up fight as the rest of the crew.
  • Playing with Syringes: Well, test tubes, but when it comes to splicing genes to give sex drives to your unborn children like Celan's father did, the distinction is kind of a moot point.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Essentially the role Celan played for the Knights.
  • Straight Gay: Despite being a salarian.
  • Verbal Tic: Occasionally drops all pronouns when talking, similar to Mordin. Unlike Mordin, he does it as a defense mechanism, to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.
  • Walking Spoiler: Pretty much anything related to betraying the Knights and joining Victairn's crew.

    Ilani Fargen 
You and I, darling, are going to have a great time. *shuts hatch* And now, no one will interrupt us.
Ilani

    L'Enfer 
I find that light only has meaning next to the dark, don't you?
—L'Enfer

     Lt. Stralos 
  • Enemy Mine: Briefly worked with Victairn to kill Rahvid.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even despite being a total dick, he's still a soldier, and was very against working alongside the psychotic criminals within the Knights.
  • Evil Mentor: To Victairn.
  • Jerkass: Pretty much.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Downplayed: despite working in the name of Law and Order, he gets serious moral tunnel vision when pursuing the Crew, and borders on obsessed when it comes to besting Victairn.

     Master 
REAPER MODE, FULLY OPERATIONAL
Master

    Rahvid'Harpa vas Nowhere 
Remember, the Mandate needs them alive... ish.
Rahvid.

    Omnicron Red 
He once told me what he wanted his last words to be. 'Thank God I didn't get Rho Red'.
Sigma Gold
  • Badass and Child Duo: Subverted by Omicron Red and Fatima, since their 'duo' is more akin to a hostage situation.

     Yoa "Cryic" Beryn 
No one talks after they've experienced sub-zero.
Cryic

     Jubilation 
Is something wrong, Sergeant?
  • Big Bad: Of RIP 4 Part 3.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice modulation.
  • Man Behindthe Man: To Rahvid and the Knights.
  • Paranoia Fuel: His seemingly endless network of contacts and subordinates can give the illusion that he controls everything everywhere (Which he certainly claims is the case), but how much of this is just that, an illusion, is unclear.
  • The Starscream: May be plotting something behind the Manipulator's back.

Other

     Kostya Ustinov 

     San 
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Averted by Word of God, as San is intended to be autistic, hence the difficulties with social cues and requiring secondary equipment to filter out background noise to prevent being drowned out.
  • Berserk Button: Does not react well to being called "bosh'tana", a quarian term that roughly translates to "broken/faulty mind".
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: A former psychiatrist with autism could be seen as this.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Well, former doctor, as San lost her licence to practice due to being a bit careless with the whole "patient privacy" thing.
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