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Vampire: The Masquerade
Recently promoted to co-Keeper of Elysium, Elyse takes her role seriously and is often found in her office pouring over paperwork to maintain or improve Elysium. She keeps good relations with all the Hounds on duty of patrolling and guarding Elysium and makes sure that they were comfortable and not wanting during their shifts.
- Acting Your Intellectual Age: Growing up in a household where success in the business world was expected, Elyse often felt like the odd child out. She never cared to play with her peers and always found them boring or boorish. She had no interest in anything "fun" and would rather seek out activities related to paperwork or numbers. She once told a fellow Kindred that her favorite sound to hear from her childhood days was the sound of an Abacus.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Elyse is extremely business minded and can seem cold or uncaring. She can come across as bitchy, especially when she puts on her mom-glare. On the other hand, when someone gets to know her, she could start showing signs of warmth and kindness that very much seems out of place for her.
- Honest Corporate Executive: She is Ventrue. But that doesn't mean she mistreats her employees or those under her care. She is a fair boss who understands that employees are the true force behind the success of a business organization. That said, she would still attempt to make sure that she comes out on top of any deal she makes. It's not personal. It's just business.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Some people just don't like her or her style. Not her fault they don't understand efficiency or the fact that what she does and how she does it actually works. If she rubbed you the wrong way... Don't worry, you're not the first.
- Pet the Dog: Don't be surprised if you encounter Elyse showing kindness towards someone or something. As with her Sugar-and-Ice Personality, she has the ability to do so and she sometimes does it.
- The Chosen One: She is the Champion of the Mayan God Camazotz. He experiences the world through her eyes and in return, she receives the benefits of his power and support.
- Badass in Distress: During Alexander Issac's pursuit at grabbing power, he managed to kidnap Elyse while she was in the middle of shopping. This prompted a massive rescue attempt by Council members, though it turned out to not really be needed as with the help of Camazotz, Elyse escaped the bonds of a stake through the chest and worked together with the God to defeat Alexander. By the time the rescue teams reached the warehouse where she was held, Alexander was the one staked and awaiting Final Death while Elyse appeared perfectly healthy though obviously tired, dirty and very hungry.
The deposed Ventrue Camarilla Prince of Gainesville. While he was still recognized as the rightful Prince of the city by the larger Camarilla, his reputation has taken a serious hit after losing the city first to the Sabbat, and then to the Technocratic Union and Pentex
. He openly supports coexistence with other supernaturals (albeit for mostly selfish, if pragmatic reasons), a position that is controversial at best amongst the Primogen. After reclaiming his Praxis from Judas, he was called to Venice, and was then forced to relinquish it... before coming back once more, as the Prince of Greater North-Central Florida.
- Affably Evil: He's about as nice as an elder vampire can reasonably be expected to be, and is described as ruling 'with an iron fist wearing a velvet glove.' He's still no Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, though; just ask the Malkavians.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Subverted when he finally regained his Praxis in Starke. The Justicar and his own Sheriff teed up the delivery of a New Era Speech from him, but in typical Antonin fashion, he just thanked everyone for their help and sat back down.
- Enemy Mine: His main motivation for supporting coexistence. He's fully aware that groups like the Technocratic Union and Pentex pose every bit as much of a threat to the Camarilla as they do to anyone else (and that the Sabbat are almost universally loathed by other supernaturals as well), and that allies are a rare commodity in the World of Darkness. Note that this position is not universally shared by the Camarilla, and he has no shortage of critics for taking this position.
- Fantastic Racism: Subverted. He arbitrarily forbids Malkavians from embracing in his domain, and doesn't even try to justify it with a good reason, thus earning him the hatred of the entire Clan. The real reason isn't malice or prejudice towards Clan Malkavian, but simply because of his belief that every domain needs internal strife to remain strong, or else it will collapse into decadence or complacency and will inevitably fall when the Sabbat or worse shows up in town.
- Good Counterpart: To Judas. While Antonin is no boyscout himself, Judas has never truly supported coexistence with the other supernaturals of Starke, and has even become an outright villain. Antonin, at least does support coexistence, to a point.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He fought a Reaper by himself, and won. Even for an elder vampire, that's no easy feat.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Antonin fully acknowledges that there are worse things out there than Changelings, human Mages, Amenti, and even Lupines and the Fallen, and that the Camarilla shares several common enemies with some or all of these groups. That said, he still doesn't want Hermetic Mages hanging around the Tremere, only allows other supernaturals into Elysium with an invitation, and will raise an eyebrow or two at any kindred in his domain that seems to be a little too close to the Fallen.
- Rightful King Returns: Twice. For the first act of the Chronicle, his ultimate goal was to restore his praxis to Gainesville. He has made no secret of the fact that those who help him reclaim his city will be rewarded, regardless of whether or not they are kindred. When he finally did achieve this, not only did he regain Gainesville, but he also annexed Judas' domain, which included Starke and Jacksonville, granting Antonin the title of Prince of Greater North-Central Florida. In the second act of the Chronicle, he returns once more, and informed Veronica that she was "being promoted."
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: After reclaiming his Praxis with the defeat of Judas, he was called to Venice, and was then forced to relinquish his Praxis by the Circle. Ultimately Subverted when he returned, again, and reclaimed his Praxis once and for all after Veronica was Kicked Upstairs.
The Nosferatu Primogen and Seneschal under Prince Demeskin. Very active in the vampire community by Primogen standards, he believes its his duty to know as much about the other supernaturals in the city as he possibly can, both for the benefit of the Camarilla as a whole, and of course, for his own benefit, too.
- Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: A Nosferatu in a dashing Victorian-era getup.
- Covered in Scars: Aside from the usual Nightmare Face you'd expect from Nosferatu, it's clear he's seen more than his fair share of scraps.
- Deadpan Snarker: As you'd expect a Nosferatu elder to be.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody doubts his talent or worth to the Camarilla. That still doesn't mean people trust him. The fact that he's proven himself to be walking In-Universe Paranoia Fuel really doesn't help.
- The Lancer: To Antonin. He sends Michael Dorn when he wants somebody dead. He sends Timilook when he wants somebody scared.
- The Spymaster: Few vampires in the Camarilla knows as much about the other supernaturals in Starke as he and the rest of Clan Nosferatu do.
- Stealth Expert: A group of player characters had to infiltrate a compound of the Technocratic Union, which they entered via a Correspondence-created portal inside the Mage chantry. They didn't realize Timilook had been with them every step of the way until after they came back to the Chantry. Meaning, he infiltrated not only the Technocrat compound, but also the Chantry - twice - and shadowed them the entire time. This guy can be anywhere, anytime, and you'd never know it until its too late.
"This is also the moment in which we have to call upon every potential help we can. Which means that there will be Lupines, Mages, Reborn, and other... supernatural entities
. Those of you who have a problem with that, can go. (Beat
) ... and can stay outside for the next decade.
The former Ventrue Primogen of Starke, and later, temporarily, the Prince of Greater North-Central Florida. A consummate professional and Iron Lady
with her eyes on the Praxis, she makes her move shortly after the Assamite Invasion plotline began. She was later Kicked Upstairs
to Archon under Justiciar Lucinde.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Averted, just like with Antonin. She claimed the Praxis with little fanfare, and it's heavily implied that at least a few Kindred aren't too happy with it.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Practically required for a Ventrue.
- Brainy Brunette: Shoulder-length brown hair, and the business acumen to lead a Fortune 500 company, and the Jacksonville Camarilla.
- The Chessmaster: The first chance she got with Antonin out of the picture, she moved to neutralize all of her immediate rivals; first by Blood Bonding Sebastian, then by essentially buying the support of Michael and Joy, and then by ordering Sebastian to eliminate Gwen. Her grand finale was to position herself as the savior of the Tremere Chantry, which doubled as a show of force to the other supernaturals, and an unsubtle reminder that they need the Camarilla if they want their 'peace experiment' to work.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Played with. She prides herself on having Price Enterprises being so successful despite complying with all regulations. Of course, 'legal' doesn't always necessarily mean 'ethical,' and she's still an elder Ventrue, with all that entails.
- Elaborate Underground Base: She's got an entire military-grade bunker hidden underneath Price Enterprise's corporate headquarters, complete with Thaumaturgical wards.
- Fiction 500: She and her company are so filthy rich that her contract with L&R, Inc. instantly pushed Michael from Resources 4 to Resources 5. Price Enterprises has been outright stated to be able to compete with both Syndicate and Pentex for economic control over the greater Jacksonville area.
- Genre Savvy: She's done her homework on infernalism, shown when she said her deal between Price Enterprises and L&R, Inc. was made in "good faith". That she even agreed to a contract with a demon at all, something a lot of other characters are terrified of doing even to the point of saying no to an offered cup of coffee, shows that she knew exactly what she was (and more importantly, wasn't) agreeing to, as even most Baali don't know how, exactly, the Fallen work.
- Iron Lady: Holy hell. Right out of the gate, she demonstrated to Player Characters in the game designed for Social rolling that she is not to be messed with.
- Kicked Upstairs: She lost her praxis after being 'promoted' to an Archon under Justicar Lucinde.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name is 'Price.' She's a Ventrue. Get it?
- Out-Gambitted: By Antonin. She lost the very Praxis she set out to claim from him when he showed up once more, bearing news that she was promoted to the rank of Archon at the behest of Justicar Lucinde, who isn't exactly known for taking 'no' for an answer. She finally got the recognition she sought, but definitely not in the way she wanted it.
- She's Got Legs: Her suit is complete with a form-fitting pencil skirt, clearly designed to show them off.
- The Starscream: To Antonin. When he's recalled to Venice, she wastes no time in attempting to secure his former Praxis for herself.
- Vampires Are Rich: She's obscenely rich, even by Vampire: The Masquerade standards.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Unlike Antonin, there isn't a single person in Jacksonville's high society that doesn't know her name, where she's considered a philanthropist and a pillar of the community.
"You come to the domain at a troubled time, yet there is opportunity for the loyal and enterprising Apprentice."
The Regent of Central Florida, and the Tremere Primogen. The quintessential Tremere Elder, she is world-class schemer, whose ruthlessness has her butting heads with Veronica Price quite often.
- Ambition Is Evil: Despite ostensibly being one of Antonin's most trusted and valuable advisors, the moment he was out of the picture, she wasted no time in consolidating and shoring up her own power and sphere of influence.
- The Chessmaster: Every bit as much of one as Veronica. Julia won in the end.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
- Faux Affably Evil: She's unfailingly polite and professional, but make no mistake, she is not a nice lady, which she can and does demonstrate the moment the opportunity presents itself.
- Genre Savvy: Scarily so, just like Veronica. Even when signing a Blood Contract with a demon, everything in it was phrased as specifically as she possibly could to make it look as little like infernalism as she possibly could.
- Lady of Black Magic: What else would you expect from a Tremere Elder?
- Mad Scientist: With blood sorcery. If the Assamites are to be believed, she's inflicted a horrific level of Body Horror on hapless kine and ghouls.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Formed a Blood Contract with Michael, guaranteeing the cooperation of Clan Tremere with the Infernal Court, and forming a non-aggression treaty of sorts. A rarity for Tremere Blood Contracts, the terms were about as favorable as one could possibly hope for, to the point where Michael didn't even gain the associated flaw.
- The Resenter: It's all but stated outright that she wanted to be Prince, and is not at all happy that Veronica beat her to the punch.
- Token Evil Teammate: Of the Camarilla. Yes, even by their standards.
- The Villain Knows Where You Live: She always seems to be one step ahead of everyone else, to the point where nothing surprises her. Even when characters just learn something and report back to her, somehow or another, she already knows. Many characters are nervous about the implications.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Her hair is platinum-blonde, almost white, and she's the Token Evil Teammate of the Camarilla.
- Wicked Cultured: She has a love of fine art, owning her own art museum which doubled as the Tremere Chantry for a while.
Rashid ibn Fadlan
"You're just too young to keep up, pup. I am Rashid Ibn Fadlan ibn Rohir ibn Mohammed ibn Hakeem ibn Thoth."
A man of singular focus and wisdom. In his time in the US, the Camarilla and the Sabbat have both issued warnings about him: That he is an independent elder vampire of immense power and skill, and that he should be avoided at all costs. In reality, he's one of the Children of Osiris, having set up shop in Starke in order to support the local Amenti.
- Big Good: Perhaps the closest thing to one you can find amongst the vampires. Of course, whether or not he actually is this depends entirely upon your point of view, as the Camarilla is extremely distrustful of him, and for good reason.
- Defector from Decadence: While he's technically an Assamite by blood, he quit the Assamites and joined the Children of Osiris, who dedicate themselves to upholding the same Balance that the mummies uphold.
- The Dreaded: The Sabbat has a massive price on his head, and the Camarilla (correctly) sees him as a threat to their power. Neither side have dedicated much resources to the effort, however, as the Camarilla knows they'd lose several kindred in the process, and the Sabbat can't even find the guy.
- Good Is Not Nice: Just like the Amenti. If you violate the Balance in his presence, you will pay the price.
- Shrouded in Myth: Very few of the other kindred in the game know anything about him, but all of them are highly intimidated by him. This has led to rampant speculation about who he is and what he's capable of, with theories range from terrifying to hilarious.
"The right to declare Lex Talionis is mine and mine alone as Prince, and I shall permit none to attempt to usurp this from me. If these Amenti truly are the threat to our kind that you make them out to be, then I will ensure that retribution is brought against them for their temerity. I urge you to speak with Gaious on this, tell him what you know. Rest assured, young kindred, this will not be permitted within my domain."
The former Camarilla Prince of Jacksonville, with Starke falling inside of his Domain, and the longest-running antagonist in the game. Seemingly a hardliner for Camarilla policies on Lupines, Mages, Mummies, and Demons, it has become increasingly clear since the beginning of the game that there is far more to him going on behind the scenes.
- All Take and No Give: The only times he's ever even pretended to pay lip service to the vision of Starke was when he had something to gain from doing so.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The first villain in a long time to deal multiple points of damage to Altair, and the first in an equally long time to last multiple turns. Invoked; the ST running this scene did not want a repeat of Gabriel Martinez, and gave him ridiculously high stats on purpose.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He didn't even know who Qui Lynn was when Madeline invoked her name when the player characters finally confronted him. He assumed it must have been just another one of his flunkies.
- Category Traitor: At first. A member of the Black Hand was seen going into his Elysium (without being in chains and/or staked), and the player characters correctly decided to rat him out to Antonin's Sheriff. He in turn reported it to the Ivory Tower, who dispatched a Justicar to look into it. Judas in turn responded by killing the two Archons who came to bring him in for questioning, earning him a spot on the Red List.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He'd be the consummate Camarilla prince if he wasn't actually an imposter. Every player character who ever trusted him ended up sorely regretting it.
- Doom Magnet: His Elysium, if not Judas himself, is so drenched in evil and banality that an entire swarm of Thallian are attracted to his Elysium inside the Dreaming. The player characters found this out when they tried to use the Dreaming as a way to get inside his Elysium undetected.
- Evil Is Petty: He really has it out for Dante Orso, all because he disrupted his operations that were using Dante's Good-Guy Bar as a front. Invoked because Dante took the four-point Enemy flaw, and the STs picked him to be that enemy.
- Faux Affably Evil: He can seem polite, even downright friendly at times, but make no mistake, he is not a nice guy.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He's been this for several plotlines, but it wasn't until the Lady of Discord plotline that he started playing the role of a more active antagonist.
- Implacable Man: He had so many soak dice and health levels that it wasn't even funny. He was up against two Mages, a Garou, Altair, and a Devil. That's three potential sources of fire, and two types of supernaturals that can eat most vampires for breakfast. And he still tanked them like a champ.
- List of Transgressions: Read out during a Council Meeting, before Antonin declared the Blood Hunt on him. Specifically, they were "recklessly summoning the Soul Storm with zero regard for casualties or the Masquerade," "dereliction of duty" during the Blood, Drugs, and Magick plotline, using a mortal Mage to "facilitate the unjustified murders of several supernaturals including other kindred," and finally, outright treason. The latter was what finally prompted the Ivory Tower to strip him of his Praxis and try to bring him for questioning, and killing the Archons who came to bring him in landed him on the Red List.
- Meaningful Name: His name is Judas for crying out loud, how could anyone not see his betrayal coming?
- Mugging the Monster: One player character tried blackmailing him. To his face.
- The Older Immortal: He's a sixth generation vampire that's well over half a millennium old.
- One-Winged Angel: Went Chiropteran Marauder right out of the gate during the long-awaited boss fight against him.
- Orcus on His Throne: Several characters noted that he was oddly silent during the Blood, Drugs, and Magick plotline, after Gabriel Martinez ordered not one, but two potentially Masquerade-breaking massacres in his city. In fact, it was Antonin Demeskin who finally ordered the Blood Hunt against him, instead of Judas. And then, of course, it became perfectly clear why during Lady of Discord.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He made an offer of Enemy Mine to the Giovanni in Gainesville to help clear out the Sabbat during the Palla Grande festival on Halloween of 2018. Their ritual worked too well, and it summoned the Soul Storm, killing multiple Sabbat kindred, along with several of his own mooks, countless innocents, and Altair. Later subverted; he knew exactly what it would do, and all of those deaths were completely intentional; it was an attempt to kill off any surviving Sabbat in Gainesville who knew his true identity.
- Villain with Good Publicity: To the larger Camarilla. While Antonin Demeskin knows what an utter slimeball he is, as far as the Camarilla as a whole knows, he's the rightful Prince of Jacksonville, and is the reason the Sabbat incursions into Jacksonville have repeatedly failed. This is also why the player characters haven't moved openly against him; even if they were to somehow defeat him and his legions of lackeys, it would be seen as a coalition of other supernaturals killing a Prince, which the Camarilla would consider to be an act of war. Later subverted when being seen allowing a member of the Black Hand into his Elysium finally caused the Ivory Tower to open an investigation into him... and killing the Archons sent to bring him in for questioning landed him on the Red List.
- With Friends Like These...: Just about every Camarilla Player Character that has ever tried to work with him in the past has ended up regretting it.
"How noble. I would have loved to have you work for me... if only you were actually good."
The leader of a family of Ravnos, and the Arc Villain
of the Blood, Drugs, and Magick plotline. An utter psychopath with the current record for the largest on-screen death toll in the history of the game, he concocted a plot to use a mage to alchemically synthesize his vitae into a pill form, and then saturate the surrounding areas with the new drug in order to build himself an army of ghouls. He'd almost succeeded, before he'd gotten the bright idea to go on a murderous rampage throughout the city, under the delusion that he was now completely invincible. His breaking of the Masquerade led to the Blood Hunt being called against him, and ultimately to his demise.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After his disastrous roll against Altair, he was reduced to begging for his life.
- Ax-Crazy: The current record holder for most on-screen murders in the game. Good thing he was on the Path of Power and the Inner Voice, or he'd have Wassailed before the end of his second appearance.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: It turns out that he and his entire family were actually victims of Qui Lynn's brainwashing magick. No wonder Judas sat on his ass and didn't lift a finger to stop him while he was rampaging in Judas' city!
- Creepy Crossdresser: Sort of. He'd used Chimerstry to present himself as a beautiful, white-haired woman with no name, in order to keep his true identity a secret. It wasn't until the boss fight against him that he revealed his true form... and promptly died.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: His Crimson Vapor idea was honestly brilliant. If he'd just stayed below the radar and stuck to his original plan of letting his new blood bound slaves comes to him on their own, he probably would have become a major power player in the city, and nobody would have known where the drugs were coming from until it was far too late. Hell, the Sabbat would have all but guaranteed him a spot in their upper echelons if he'd been willing to show them how he did it. Instead, he massacred a bunch of innocent kine, broke the Masquerade, and then bragged about it.
- Lightning Bruiser: The kind that can only be produced from having several dots of Celerity, Fortitude, and Melee each.
- Master Swordsman: He had a ton of dots in Melee and Celerity.
- Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: He started having some serious delusions of grandeur just as his Crimson Vapor drug was becoming the next big thing in the club drug scene. He honestly believed he was so powerful that he could massacre buildings full of innocent people and get away with it, breaking the Masquerade in the process.
- Tattooed Crook: His entire body, including his face, is just covered in tattoos.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His true form was never seen wearing anything on his upper body.
- What the Hell Are You?: To Altair, after Gabriel botched his dodge roll and sealed his fate.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He had the Phobia flaw, and was afraid of spiders. Ironically, he died before this could ever be exploited.
- The Worf Effect: After being built up as an utter monster of a vampire that the player characters shouldn't even attempt to fight without the army of Camarilla vampires at their backs that Antonin Demeskin called up with the Blood Hunt, and after several moments of Cutscene Power to the Max to demonstrate his level of power, he died in one and a half turns after he botched a roll during the boss fight against him.
Blanche and Noire
"Life is suffering. Unlife is no different. What matters is whether or not you suffer alone."
Two Creepy Twins
that appear to share the same mind. They were seen during the attack on Judas Illyrium's compound. Not much is currently known about them.
- Bad Boss: Killed their own subordinate, and then inflicted truly unimaginable Body Horror on the others.
- Creepy Doll: They've modified themselves with Vicissitude and dress in such a way as to invoke this image.
- Creepy Twins: Twins that appear to share a Hive Mind, and introduced themselves as one singular entity, only to split apart and killed their own servant when it became clear that Judas was a lost cause. They even speak in perfect unison together, in a Creepy Monotone.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: They've called Conrad Storn an incompetent idiot right to his face.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Very inverted. Their names just mean 'Black' and 'White' in French (guess which one is which?), but rather than being cute, the players agree that it just makes them even more creepy.
- Hive Mind: They're capable of patching themselves into the hive mind of Blood Brothers, and their force of will is so strong that they can completely override it with their own.
- Mad Scientist: They really, really enjoy pushing the limits of Vicissitude.
- More Than Mind Control: Sean thought that by simply refusing a blood bond and throwing up a mind shield that he could infiltrate the Sabbat without compromising himself. He was wrong. Very wrong.
- Morton's Fork: They repeatedly put Sean in these after his attempts to infiltrate the Sabbat in order to prove his loyalty. Either he does what they want and sabotages the Camarilla's upcoming campaign to try to drive them from Tampa, or he doesn't, and they will know who it was that leaked their secrets, given that the only people who even know that the plan exists were the people in the room with them.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: In true Tzimisce fashion. They did... something... to cause Sean to feel their hands on his shoulders and hear their voices in his ears, complete with their breath on his skin, despite the fact that they didn't move from their place on the couch when he was speaking to them. Sean deliberately chose not to look up see where the hands were coming from, and the storyteller didn't say what it was... only that Sean could hear something dripping from the ceiling as he left the room.
- Parental Abandonment: They claim that they were left 'crying' at the mouth of a river, and it was in this instance that they found 'apotheosis.'
- Room Full of Crazy: In both of the 'rooms' they've appeared in. The first was full of Blood Brothers all with different, Flanderized expressions permanently fixed onto their faces, as well as the words 'NEVER ALONE' written all over the walls in blood. The second? The player character refused to even look, and the storyteller didn't say what it was.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When they realized Judas was going to lose, they turned tail and ran; but not before killing Gregorio and creating a Vozhd to cover their escape.
- Single-Minded Twins: A literal example beyond simple Twin Telepathy, in that they share actual brain matter, made possible through advanced usage of Vicissitude.
- Voice of the Legion: Justified in that they're a Hive Mind, and they actually are two (or sometimes more) voices speaking in unison.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Pavel Sergei Valeryevich "Harbinger-Of-The-Whispers"
A sweet and innocent young Garou metis. This Silver Fang has the telltale silvery white fur and the Pure Breed air about him. Strangely though, he doesn't carry himself the way a Silver Fang typically does. He is metis and he led a very harsh life in Russia. He is also a runt and a LOT smaller than most Garou. Whether this is a good thing... No one knows for sure yet. The one thing that stands out about him is that Pavel is blind. He was born blind and will die blind. His eyes are clouded over to the point where no iris color can be seen. He doesn't have the normal facial expressions and often cannot communicate proper body language either as he has never seen how others do it. Hence, he usually looks dumb or sleepy. Through years of abuse, he DID learn that by crouching down, tucking his tail between his legs and/or baring his throat helps to reduce the severity of most punishments. He also found out that by licking his elders around the snout, they often forgave him much quicker in future punishments.
- Child Soldier: He is only 14 years old with the mentality of a child younger than preteen and already a Cliath of the Garou Nation.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Pavel is the definition of traumatic. This unfortunately led to a behavior than seems very strange and perhaps even a little insane. Or is he? Who knows...
- The Cutie: Pavel often acts very innocent and sweet, because he is. Or at least as much as a Child Soldier can be. When allowed to open up to his true nature, he is happy-go-lucky and have shown that he is extremely gentle and kind towards others who treat him nicely. This is of course the complete opposite of what a soldier must be and so, it is usually frowned upon by his elders.
Little Buck, "Trash-Druid", "Settles-The-Dispute"
Born and raised on the Lonely Oak Sept in Jacksonville by Ritemaster Rattlin'-Bones. Buck is a Bone Gnawer Theurge who's willing to do anything for the good of the Nation, and the survival of the city. Eventually he found his way onto the Sept of Strange Waters and into the Rocks in the Storm Pack, serving a loyal ally to the pack and it's alpha.
- Doorstop Baby: Found outside the Lone Oaks sept when he was taken in by the Ritemaster.
- Happily Adopted: While curious about his past and real parents Little Buck still loves his father deeply.
"Not yet, Child of the Dream. But you're free to eat them if you think you can stomach them."
The Alpha of the Sept of Strange Waters, and Uktena Ragabash. An iconoclastic old codger of a Garou, he's pretty much the only reason Starke isn't a battlefield full of dead Garou and ash. While not every Garou agrees with his position of having a temporary truce with the Camarilla in order to fight the much worse Sabbat, few can argue with him, and even fewer are brave enough to try.
- Arch-Enemy: He used to be this to Antonin Demeskin. The two have since united in an Enemy Mine against the Sabbat and the even worse Judas Illyrium, though many of the Garou underneath him haven't forgotten this, and hate the arrangement.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: His policies as Alpha are unconventional, and he's definitely old enough where he could just retire and nobody would hold it against him. He doesn't, because he knows whoever would replace him would probably push the Sept into a war, and that nobody in the Sept is strong enough to challenge him for the title anyway.
- Badass Native: He's Uktena, and he's Covered in Scars. Given how Garou actually earn scars, there's a reason why nobody in the Sept of Strange Waters, despite Walking-Funny's questionable policies regarding the Litany, has the balls to actually try to replace him.
- Covered in Scars: He has almost as many battle scars as Altair, and plenty of stories about how he got them.
- Enemy Mine: The only reason he's even entertaining the idea of an alliance with groups like the Amenti, the Camarilla, and especially the Infernal Court. Even moreso after Antonin Demeskin was temporarily replaced by Veronica Price as Prince (though thankfully, this didn't last).
- Fluffy the Terrible: If you thought a guy named 'Walking-Funny' would be a joke, prepare to be very, very disappointed.
- Noodle Incident: His name came from one of these. Nobody dares talk about what it entailed, only that we know it involved a Groin Attack.
- Old Soldier: Over eighty years old and still kicking more ass than any of the younger members of the Sept.
- Peace Pipe: Offered one of these to Antonin at his Awesome Moment of Crowning. What remains to be seen is how the other Garou will react to this...
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Those under him who argue that he is playing fast and loose with the Litany with his policies aren't wrong. What they don't disagree with is that some servants of the Wyrm are indeed worse than others, and the Sept of Strange Waters just doesn't have the numbers to fight all of them, and they know it.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Even the Storytellers get confused as to how to call him. Is it "Walks-Funny" or "Walking-Funny?" Is there a hyphen or not? Even became an Ascended Meme in-game, to where Walking-Funny himself doesn't seem to care what people him anymore.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: His alliance with Antonin was predicated on mutual respect as Worthy Opponents. That is not the case with Veronica, for whom he barely even tries to conceal his disdain. The feeling is mutual.
The CEO of Green Energy Solutions, a Pentex subsidiary that is trying to set up shop in Gainesville.
- Arch-Enemy: In addition to obviously being this to the Werewolf players, he's also this to Syndicate.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Obviously. He's from Pentex for crying out loud.
- Dirty Coward: He gladly let his mooks distract the player characters while he got the hell out of dodge. Even now, he avoids too many public appearances, knowing the Technocracy considers him a priority target.
- Evil Is Petty: An evironmental activist gave him a piece of his mind. Chad Green responded by using his connections to have the activist charged with assault, had the book thrown at him, and then booked him an appearance on Mega Cage, on Pentex's 'RED Network' with the intention of having him killed.
- The Ghost: He has yet to make an actual on-screen appearance, but his machinations are being felt game-wide.
- Green Aesop: Deconstructed, even by Werewolf: The Apocalypse's standards. He represents Pentex's attempt to get it on the green energy game and pass itself off as fighting climate change... while also horribly subverting genuine efforts to fight climate change for its own ends.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Pentex's modus operandi, which he's naturally mastered.
- Toxic, Inc.: Pentex in general is infamous for this. 'Green Energy Solutions' represents an acknowledgment by Pentex that they know which way the political winds are blowing and are trying to get out in front of it, while still trying to bring about Gaia's Lament using renewable energy sources.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Since he technically had nothing to do with the Vitamin K scandal, he's still trying to pass himself and Green Energy Solutions as Gainesville's economic saviors.
Mage: The Ascension
An Italian immigrant, and a Cultist of Ecstasy. Owner of 'Dante's Inferno,' a nightclub popular among Starke's party-going youth and the local LGBTQ community, Dante's introduction to the game was notable for making an enemy of the game's then-Big Bad
right out of the gate.
- Camp Gay: It's hard to tell where his actual personality ends and him just being The Gadfly begins.
- Functional Addict: Justified; he's a Cultist of Ecstasy. Getting high is pretty much required for how their magick works, which is why he's stoned almost 24 hours a day.
- The Gadfly: He plays up the Camp Gay purely for his own amusement.
- Good-Guy Bar: Dante's Inferno functions as one, with a Veil-safe area in the back. Everywhere else in the club, discussing Veil-unsafe things is often dismissed as either Refuge in Audacity, or drug-addled, nonsensical ramblings.
- Heroic BSoD: He has a tendency to panic very often, and when he does, he reaches right for the vulgar magick, often with disastrous consequences.
- Higher Understanding Through Drugs: Literally. His mentor used Time 4 to show Dante a marijuana-fueled vision of the past.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Par for the course for an Ecstatic, though in his case, it's quite literally required for some of his Sex Magic to work.
- Mr. Fanservice: Easily the best example in the game. He's known for wearing less clothing than Melora, and that's saying something.
- Once per Episode: His nightclub has a nasty habit of being set on fire, shot up, or attacked by Banes, even more than the Crossroads. This is actually an Invoked example; Dante's player took the Enemy flaw, and after having had the chance to lose it, his player opted to keep it, giving the Storytellers a green light to be mean.
- Stand Your Ground: After having his club attacked not once, not twice, but three times before, when Geoff warns him that Hunters were coming for him because of their relationship, Dante refused to run, saying this time, he's going to fight for what's his.
- Young Love Versus Old Hate: Mostly on the part of the Hunters' top brass, but his relationship with Geoff was met with severe disapproval by certain NPCs. While the Chantry's position was that it's nobody's business but his own, some of the more fanatical Hunters accuse him of turning Geoff against them. Ultimate subverted when the relationship ended, quite messily.
"I wouldn't be doing my job very well if I sat out here and read the Cliff's notes, would I?"
An elderly Mage of the Order of Hermes, and a veteran of the original Massassa War. An immortal mage who has been around for nearly a millennium, using the Time Sphere to extend his own lifespan. Belonging to House Tytalus, he and Alexander have made a point to study the history of Amadeus Starke, and to establish the Hermetic Houses' dominance in the area.
- Badass Beard: Somewhere between a Wizard Beard and a 1800s goatie.
- Berserk Button: Like other Hermetic Mages, he really doesn't like Clan Tremere. Which makes sense, given his backstory.
- Cool Old Guy: Unlike a lot of other Hermetic wizards, he doesn't seem to have anything against younger Mages (like Joy) having more rank and seniority than him.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: He used one of these twice. He's since become a cautionary tale of what, exactly, can happen if Mages think they can cast vulgar magick without consequences.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Paradox hit him like a ton of bricks multiple times over the course of his very, very long life, burning his soul and nearly killing his avatar. It's why he doesn't have the actual power of a centuries-old Mage, and is only a mere shadow of his former self.
- OOC Is Serious Business: He swallowed his pride when it came to his (well-founded) hatred of the Technocracy the moment there was a confirmed sighting of the Nephandi.
- Properly Paranoid: He's noticeably very worried of the possibility that someone from the Technocratic Union (and was alive long enough to remember the Order of Reason) or Clan Tremere will recognize him from the days of the Dark Ages. While that's extremely unlikely, anyone who would actually remember him would, by now, either be a Technocratic Archmaster, or would be a Tremere Elder if not a Methuselah, neither of which are the kind of enemy even he would want to tangle with.
- Storyboarding the Apocalypse: He spent an entire week seeing visions of a Bad Future due to Paradox Backlash from a spell he tried to cast during the First Massassa War. He has since made himself immortal and dedicated his entire immortal life to averting this future.
"Negative. Everything here isn't trying to kill me."
A former Air Force test pilot who was recruited into the Void Engineers after he performed a supposedly impossible
stunt using a prototype plane, resulting in his Empowerment. Now a broken Shell-Shocked Veteran
who was reassigned to the Neutralization Specialist Corps, he struggles to adjust to life on the mudball, and to social interactions in general.
- Ace Pilot: The fact that he was one of these in his Oldlife (albeit one that hadn't seen live combat) was what heavily contributed to the Void Engineers' interest in recruiting him.
- Battle Couple: With V.V., after she Took a Level in Badass.
- Book-Ends: One of his very first missions on the Mudball was to investigate V.V., and later recruit her into the Technocracy. The very last mission he and V.V. are given before going into space is to recruit Alissa Lincoln, a Child Prodigy who became Enlightened... and just so happens to be a huge V.V. fangirl.
- Broken Pedestal: Justified. Otis's final mission assigned to Jim and V.V. had this as its entire point, with him knowing they'd discover Awful Truth about Pentex's history with the Technocracy. But in a subversion, Jim and V.V., rather than wanting to become Defectors from Decadence, instead took this to mean that the Technocracy is in need of a new generation of reform-minded leaders. This was exactly what Otis intended.
- Brooklyn Rage: He used to live up to the stereotype. The Technocracy broke him of that pretty damned quickly, and his accent is only really noticeable in the few occasions where he gets particularly emotive.
- The Comically Serious: A mixture of his Technobabble and Icy flaws has him underreact to almost everything, often to comedic effect. In one notable scene, he was forced to play Cards Against Humanity. He rolled nine successes, by far the most out of anyone else present, having rolled Assessment Analysis to determine the card that would make everyone laugh the most without even getting the joke himself. It only made it funnier in-character because it came from him.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Played with. Jim and Deston used to live together and they worked together on all missions given to them by the Technocracy (to great effect), but their actual relationship remained strictly professional until Deston's reassignment.
- Hollywood Hacking: Justified. His Affinity Sphere is Data, which allows him to use Magitek to do this.
- I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Let's just say he was not expecting V.V.'s feelings to be genuine.
- The Men in Black: He's a member of the Neutralization Specialist Corps, the Void Engineer Methodology that acts as the last line of defense against EDEs that make it passed the Border Defense Corps and make it to earth. They work alongside New World Order, and often dress like them. This, as a result, ironically make them more like those Men in Black than NWO.
- More Dakka: He's been known to make heavy use of the Coordinated Fire Procedure when he has enough allies in a fight to get any mileage out of it.
- Oblivious to Love: Played With. He's emotionless (with the Icy flaw), not stupid or blind, so it's not so much that he was unaware of V.V.'s feelings for him so much as he couldn't possibly believe she was being serious about it. She's a beautiful and a famous pop star, and he's, well... him. Now, their relationship is a matter of public record, thanks to the paparazzi.
- Pet the Dog: When he realized V.V. was Not So Different from himself (having no friends outside of A.I.s, even the same AI he had upon his Empowerment, and being too insecure to make any real friends albeit for very different reasons), he filed in his report that V.V.'s reality crime just amounted to her not knowing any better due to her being an Orphan, and suggesting the Technocracy tries to recruit her rather than terminate her or send her to Room 101. They agreed.
- Put on a Bus: His retirement arc involves him and V.V. being given their own Voidship, and laying the ground for Operation Homecoming, the Void Engineers' plans for an eventual invasion of Autochtonia. Normally this would be a Suicide Mission, but given their reputation in the Union, they were given this mission not because it's likely to get them killed, but because out of all of their agents, Jim and V.V. are seen as two of the only agents not just in the Void Engineers, but in the entire Technocracy, who might just be able to pull it off.
- Secret Test of Character: On the giving and receiving end of this. First, he demanded that V.V. mind-wipe her own publicist after intentionally letting slip Technocratic terminology and talk of magick in front of a Sleeper, which V.V. did without question and said she planned on doing it anyway. When Deston mentioned that he included such a risky tactic in his report, he offered to delete it (despite never having had the intention of doing so, and was actually looking to see if Jim would be willing to falsify reports to cover up his own risk-taking). Jim declined, stating that he already recorded the same conversation live, and Otis likely already had it. Jim got away with it because the tactic, despite being risky, was still Crazy Enough to Work, and getting V.V. to voluntarily join the Technocracy was worth it. Otis later gave him and V.V. a third one when they were confronted with the Awful Truth about Pentex and the Technocracy, and they passed with flying colors.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: War Is Hell, especially beyond the Horizon. He's lost so many friends fighting Threat Null that he eventually decided he only wanted his Voidcraft's onboard AI as a friend. When he lost that, too, he retreated into himself. His stunning victory against them mentioned below helped a lot with this, as the illusion of Threat Null's invincibility was thoroughly shattered, and now he knows Goliath can bleed.
- Spock Speak: He has both the Technobabble and the Icy flaw, which compels him to speak using Technocratic Newspeak and military jargon in a tone that is just barely above a Machine Monotone. Almost every player character he's met is noticeably unnerved by this. He later dropped this when he gained the justification to buy off the Icy flaw.
- We Do the Impossible: Within the few short months he's been in the game, he and Deston patched the Veil, recruited V.V. into the Technocracy (which, to them, was hitting the jackpot), collected countless data on several RDs in Starke and Jacksonville, and led a team against Threat Null with zero casualties and zero injuries (at least, among the Technocrats; there were a few injuries among the Reality Deviants). This did not go unnoticed by their superiors, earning both Jim and Deston the Rising Star merit. When V.V. became his partner instead of Deston, they went on to kill a Nexus Crawler, explore Harrowed Earth, kill one of the Neverborn, and destroy Project Deepwater. The latter was done without ever firing a single shot. By the time he was retired as a character, he and Violet were given a Suicide Mission, not because the idea that they likely won't come back from it is the entire point (as is usually the case with the Technocracy), but because their superiors think that if anyone can actually pull it off, it's them.
Alastor Elias Singh
"Why do people make teddy bears? That does not look fluffy and adorable at all."
Alastor lived in Athens, Georgia. He is a runaway mage at 15, from an abusive home with drug addict parents. One stormy night, in his father's drug haze, when he tried to kill Alastor. He Awakened as a mage and his father got hit by a car. He ran away after this occurred. He eventually made his way down south to Stark, Florida as he was trying to come to terms with his magic and potential legal issues.
- Child Mage: Alastor is a pretty much a child to the rest of the cast. He is the next to youngest among everyone, barring one person. He is however, the youngest mage in Starke. However, he is not to be underestimated as he has quickly grown in strength since arriving there. Not quite a prodigy, but he is no slouch either.
- The Chosen One: Alastor was chosen to be the champion of Tlaloc after he, D and Tlaloc had a conversation regarding the reponsibilities of it and why. Tlaloc while he was reluctant to make Alastor his champion due to D (Alastor's Avatar) being so sketchy, Tlaloc agreed to make him his champion. Alastor has questioned though if he is worthy of this.
- The Runaway: Alastor comes from a home where his parents were drug addicts. He never knew the rest of his family and he didn't care to know them. So with nothing left to care about at his home. He left things to chance and went south.
- Starving Artist: Alastor is not exactly the most rich guy around... he's dirt poor. He makes most of his money from his performances on the street. He does do art on the side. He draws and posts it on the internet. He does his best to keep his creativity as well. Since he loves to express it, though he enjoys it more when the audience enjoys it as well.
"You want to know what the difference between you and the... Technocrats, is? You have yet to betray me."
Formerly a Progenitor of the Technocratic Union, and the former co-head (and first success) of Project Infinity, a project run by the Progenitors to circumvent the Mage reincarnation process by using the wraiths of deceased Technocrats as pseudo-Avatars that hop from body to body upon death
. Upon having Penelope Adams' Wraith ripped out of her body, she was left broken, with a derangement, and with no choice but to become Michael's thrall.
- Arc Villain: Shared this role with Hannibal Adams as the Big Bad of the Reunification plotline.
- Broken Bird: She's lost her friends, her family, her Convention, her life's work, her sanity, even her soul. Instead of the head of a project for the Technocratic Union, she was forced to turn traitor and now takes orders from a demon, because it was the only way she could still protect the last thing that still held any value to her.
- Deadly Doctor: As with any Progenitor, but she's more of a medical researcher than a practicing physician.
- Deal with the Devil: Seeing she had nothing left to lose except for Penelope and Lusciana, she formed a Pact with Michael to grant herself Arcane, and to increase her own power, so that she could protect the only two people in the world she still cared about.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She may be a Technocrat, but she still believes the party line about 'protecting and guiding' Sleepers, and has come to acknowledge that as far as Reality Deviants go, some are worse than others. Like Genesis, for instance, which was why she agreed to use her Hyperscience to analyze their black blood.
- Fantastic Racism: Make no mistake, she's still very much a Technocrat at heart, and she makes her opinion on Reality Deviants and 'abominations' clear when prompted.
- Hazy Feel Turn: It's definitely a matter for debate if going from a Technocrat to a de facto infernalist (who still hates Reality Deviants and 'abominations') qualifies as a true HeelFace Turn. She only switched sides, not necessarily mindsets.
- I Did What I Had to Do: She's painfully aware of just how far she's fallen. She felt she had no other choice if she still wanted to protect Penelope and Lusciana.
- Join or Die: Why she agreed to a Pact. She knew that if she didn't, the Chantry would have her executed, and if they didn't kill her, the Garou would for abusing spirits.
- Literal Split Personality: Averted, she suffers from a Derangement that causes her to believe that she is this. She truly believes that she is Penelope Adams, and that Penelope's wraith is half of her mind ripped out of her body and given its own shape and consciousness. She protects Penelope because she hopes to be 'reunited' with her someday.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: She's a professional geneticist, and she used her license to engage in human experimentation on live - and unwilling - subjects for the Technocracy.
- Not What I Signed Up For: When Michael walked right into her lab, and easily dispatched her guards. She clearly had no experience with the Fallen, leading her to invoke this trope almost verbatim.
Violet Lombardi / "Virtual Vibes"
"I wish I had known you guys existed a lot sooner... Having all those powers is cool, but knowing how to use them properly seems a lot better."
A celebrity pop singer discovered on YouTube
, famous for her extremely well-made, homemade music videos using computer graphic design, and later employed 'cutting edge holographic technology
' in her first live concert, drawing the attention of both the Starke community and the Technocracy. She turns out to be an abnormally powerful mage who has seemingly never even met another mage before, and used her magick in an attempt to maintain her own popularity as a virtual idol in the face of a live audience... when in reality, she's insecure, scared, and desperately looking for order in a world that, to her, has only ever been chaos. Formerly an Orphan, she was, due to Jim and Deston's field work, recruited into Iteration X.
- A Girl and Her X: Her AI, 'Angel Iris,' which doubles as her mascot. She usualy 'wears' it as a hair dec.
- Ambiguous Disorder: She's paradoxically desperate for other people to like her, yet terrified of being put into a position where others will see her true self and judge her for it. She immediately latched on to the first person who was able to see her for what she was (and was the first to confront her about it).
- Animesque: Her virutal avatar has heavy shades of this, with the art style and cel-shaded graphics. Even her live performances draw clear, heavy influence from the Magical Girl and Idol Genre.
- Battle Couple: With Jim, after she Took a Level in Badass.
- Book-Ends: She was recruited into the Technocracy in the second scene after her in-character introduction. Her very last mission as a Technocratic operative before being sent into space is to recruit Alissa Lincoln, a Child Prodigy who became Enlightened, and also happens to be a V.V. fangirl.
- Celebrity Masquerade: V.V. the Pop Idol Singer is much more famous than Violet Lombardi the Void Engineer. Which is precisely how the Technocracy (Syndicate in particular) likes it.
- Closet Geek: The moment she starts feeling comfortable around Jim, she starts 'nerding out' over her love of technology and spy movies, before laughing nervously and breaking eye-contact out of sheer embarrassment.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her self-esteem is intrinsically linked to how many 'likes' she gets on YouTube or her social media posts, and she intentionally hides her true self behind virtual avatars and a stage persona out of a crippling terror that people won't like the 'real' her. The moment she showed her real face, she revealed herself as a Mage (and a strangely powerful one at that by Orphan standards), drawing the attention of the supernatural community, including the Technocratic Union. She's a walking cautionary tale about the dangers of social media in the digital age.
- Foil: To Joy Livingstone. Both are technomancers, and V.V. would almost certainly have been a Virtual Adept if she were to have been recruited by the Traditions. Both are shy, yet powerful mages. However, while Joy eventually got over her own Shrinking Violet tendencies and stepped up when the Chantry needed a leader, V.V. constantly looks for validation from others, and while Joy accepts the 'chaos' of the world as all a part of 'the illusion,' V.V. is desperate to bring order to chaos for the sake of her own insecurities, to the point where she immediately latched on to the first other mage she met beside herself. Joy wants to see through the illusion. V.V. wants to become the illusion.
- Gamer Chick: She's apparently an avid player of sci-fi games ranging from Fallout 4, Assassin's Creed, and Portal. That the Technocracy can easily be compared to groups like the Umbrella Corporation, Aperture Science or Abstergo/the Templars was not lost on her.
- Hologram: The main gimmick of her shows. Though it's been noted that her music is damned good without them, her concerts quickly grew in notoriety for employing 'cutting-edge holographic technology' to drastically up the 'wow' factor of her live performances, making them entire theatrical spectacles, if extremely trippy. In reality, it's Magitek, particularly heavy (though coincidental) usage of the Data, Forces, and Mind spheres, which player characters quickly caught on to by attending her performances.
- Karma Houdini: Played with. It's been outright stated that if it weren't for the fact that the Mind effect she used on her audience hadn't been relatively harmless and if she hadn't already expressed respect for the Consensus at least in principle (and her inexplicable and rare level of talent by Orphan standards), the Technocracy wouldn't have been anywhere near as willing to forgive her as they were, and certainly not give her special treatment in regard to her choice of Convention. Of course, the fact that she's a celebrity might have also helped with that.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She really does. Except, having immersed herself in the literal Cyber Realm for as long as she has, she's thoroughly convinced that you have to be somebody you're not for this to even be possible. In her own words, her only friend is an AI, who seems to be only be capable of saying cheerful, encouraging phrases.
- Inside a Computer System: She spent a good part of her life inside the Cyber Realm, which, in The World of Darkness, is an Umbral Realm.
- Magic Idol Singer: A Magitek-using, Hunter of His Own Kind variant.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Subverted. You'd think she'd go all-in on this, given her public persona, very colorful and trippy Magitek effects, and even having a Magical Girl-esque mascot in the form of Angel Iris. Of couse, the Technocracy does not roll like that, and when she's on the job, she's another black suit and mirrorshade-wearing man in black like every other field agent.
- Magic Music: Naturally, music is one of her Apparatus.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: To Jim, though in a slight inversion, he was the one who brought her into the Technocratic Union, but she is the one bringing him out of his shell.
- Magitek: She's a technomancer, and was a damned good one by Orphan standards long before being recruited into Iteration X.
- Mission Control: She replaced Deston in this roll to Jim. While she's since been receiving basic combat training in case she ever needs to go into the field, she's on record admitting she much prefers to be the one behind the screen. Subverted later on, after she Took a Level in Badass and gained some confidence of her own, she realized she can be just as effective in the field at Jim's side as she could be while behind a computer screen.
- Ms. Fanservice: Syndicate certainly has no problem working her physical attractiveness into her promotional material (and she's not exactly opposed to it, herself), but it's generally done tastefully rather than exploitatively, given her target audience.
- Mysterious Past: She's capable of completely rewriting somebody's memories while also implanting hypnotic suggestions that make people block out or disregard anything potentially compromising, something she apparently does regularly. How she has had enough time to develop Arete 4 and learn Mind 4, apparently without a mentor and despite her (seemingly) young age, is still a mystery.
- Her entire character concept is a shout-out to the Idol Genre, as well as to Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku in particular.
- Everything from her dyed hair (blue and purple instead of pink), heavy use of holographic technology, her generosity and support of charitable organizations, and even her managers being a bunch of Corrupt Corporate Executives has reminded several players of Jem.
- Shrinking Violet: When player characters first met her, she was terrified of revealing her 'true' self to her fans, being used to hiding behind a digital avatar. She feels like she has to use her magick to boost her popularity on stage when it's painfully obvious that, based on her fans' reactions, she didn't need any boost. It's heavily implied that she either became too famous, too quickly for her liking, or she's just that insecure. Later Subverted; she quickly gets over these tendencies thanks to her fellow Technocrats, now focusing on hiding her true nature for entirely different reasons. Besides, who needs magick when they have Syndicate resources?
- Token Good Teammate: To the Technocracy. It's enough to make one wonder if it's even sunk in for her what a 'Pogrom' is, and what it means she might have to do someday.
- Took a Level in Badass: She went from being a Shrinking Violet who preferred to be Mission Control to being an Action Girl who was perfectly capable of fighting at Jim's side.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She dyes her hair bright purple with blue highlights while on stage. She reverts to her natural hair color when she's wearing the black suit.
"You are nothing. And your gods are even more worthless."
The Arc Villain
of the Lady of Discord plotline, and the Man Behind the Man
other plotlines before. An Akashic mage as well as the ghoul of Judas Illyrium
, Qui Lynn developed an uncanny talent for making use of the Mind Sphere to subtly alter the personalities of characters over time, driving a wedge between alliances. While she may have been working for Judas, she's notable for having been the villain who came the closest to making the alliance in Starke fall apart.
- Ambition Is Evil: One of the main ways she used her Mind Sphere abilities was by cranking a character's natural ambition up to Too Dumb to Live levels, such as by making one vampire character attempt to blackmail the Prince right to his face, made another character Leeroy Jenkins a whole haven full of vampires by himself, and made Gabriel Martinez, a Ravnos Elder and the Arc Villain of the Blood, Drugs, and Magick plotline, go from running a more low-key drug operation to becoming a mass-murdering psychopath out to flaunt his own perceived invincibility, and thus brought an entire army bearing down on his head.
- Arc Villain: Of the Lady of Discord plotline.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: She really shouldn't have tried to Unperson Madeline, and should have just killed her while she had the chance.
- The Chessmaster: Everything from Arthor Perithal's FaceHeel Turn, to the entirety of the Blood, Drugs, and Magick plotline, to Gwen La'Flux's misguided "attempts" at blackmailing Judas was all her doing. The only reason players even became aware of her at all was due to the Ranger (re-)learning of her existence after her failed attempt at doing the same thing to Joy (whose In-Universe Fridge Logic canceled out the effect of her magick) and Michael (who, like all Fallen, is naturally immune to mind control).
- Dark Action Girl: The first villain in months to actually wound Altair in combat.
- Defiant to the End: Her Famous Last Words were to call Altair 'nothing' when compared to her master, saying that defeating her changes nothing.
- Devil in Plain Sight: She created a magickal doppelgänger to serve as the front desk clerk at the Continuum Study Chantry. She was quite literally right under the Ranger's nose the entire time.
- Dragon Lady: A Chinese Kung-Fu Wizard who doubles as the game's most prolific Chessmaster to date.
- Hate Sink: After the sheer amount of crap she's pulled throughout the game came to light, every character, as well as their players, wanted her head on a plate.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: None of the player characters even knew she existed for the longest time, nor did they suspect a thing about her when they actually met her doppelgänger in person. It wasn't until she got cocky and tried using her magick on multiple people at once (including one who was naturally immune to mind control) that she finally messed up badly enough to be discovered, and ultimately killed.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: A master of Do, a form of martial arts developed by mages.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The person she tried to Unperson was the one who dealt her the fatal blow.
- Manipulative Bitch: Hoo boy. She makes most vampires look like amateurs by comparison, with how she's able to make subtle use the Mind Sphere for months at a time.
- The Renfield: A particularly dangerous variant, being a Manipulative Bitch, and a Kung-Fu Wizard to boot.
- Undying Loyalty: To Judas. Justified due to being his ghoul. She even knew this meant the inevitable death of her Avatar, and she didn't care; she just wanted to get as much out of it as she could before then, all in Judas' service.
"No biting, honey. I'm not into that."
A Brazillian Cultist of Ecstasy, and the ghoul of Gabriel Martinez. The key to Martinez' plan to his vitae in pill form and pass it off as club drugs in order to create an army of blood-bound slaves, she was an extraordinarily powerful mage who single-handedly crushed
multiple player characters until she finally went down. She was later brought back as a wraith, but was helped to pass on by the likes of Joy and Michael.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Michael, in particular, lamented her death, believing her to have utterly wasted her talents, and not so subtly implying he wanted to make her into his Thrall. It didn't become actual sympathy until after he met Joy, and both of them learned the truth about her, and have since come to believe she was as much a victim of Martinez as anyone else.
- Attack Reflector: A necklace that reflects all spells targeted at her. Unfortunately, this also includes beneficial spells, which proved to be her Achilles' Heel.
- Badass Longcoat: One that can soak aggravated damage. Madeline still has it... somewhere.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She got a double-dose of this; first, due to being fully blood bound to Gabriel Martinez, meaning she'd have done anything for him, and second, due to Qui Lynn's magick.
- Breakout Character: One of only two villains to make another appearance after her defeat and perform a HeelFace Turn, the other being Ada Hendricks, a.k.a. Alinduriel.
- Co-Dragons: To Gabriel, along with Alexander, Gabriel's childe.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Asad and Daniel broke into the Sapphire and tried to fight her in her own sanctum. It... didn't end well for them.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: With Joy and Michael. They defeated her when she came back as a Wraith, but offered her mercy, and helped her pass on. She thanked them by revealing to them the last two pieces of her legacy, adding that she regretted that things couldn't have turned out differently between them while she was still alive.
- Foil: To Madeline Cooper. Both were powerful mages, and both completely lost themselves; Madeline due to being Unpersoned and a Loss of Identity, and Sofia due to being blood-bound. Both were also the victims of Qui Lynn, went through their own redemption arcs, and even considered Joy their heir, bequeathing unto her some of their most prized possessions. But while Madeline was willing to do just about anything to learn the true nature of magick, including working with demons and traveling all the way to China, Sofia believed she already knew it, and was perfectly fine with putting her Avatar at risk by knowingly becoming Gabriel Martinez's ghoul.
- Heel Realization: As a Wraith, with the blood bond not applying posthumously. It was Joy and Michael showing her mercy that led her to this, and then allowed her to pass on.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: With a Vengeance Blade, no less. This led to her (first) death.
- Love Makes You Evil: It's implied she was in love with Gabriel even before being blood bound, so much so that she became a Wraith that continued searching for him even after her death.
- The Madness Place: Implied. As a result of her near-religious levels of devotion to Gabriel Martinez and being a one-woman drug factory, her sanctum was a horribly disorganized mess, which was why the scene reward for her library, despite having an insane amount of books (XP reductions up to level 5), still required the dots for Library to be purchased. The one who won the library wasn't gathering books to add to the library. They were finding them, and then putting them back into their proper places, all without a catalog.
- Redemption Equals Death: After she died, she became a Wraith, unable to pass on without being able to say goodbye to Gabriel, not knowing that he had died just minutes after she did. When she returned to her old Sanctum in the Sapphire and was swiftly defeated by Joy, armed with the same Vengeance Blade that Madeline Cooper used to kill her the first time, Michael made her an offer of mercy, claiming that he didn't want to see her killed the first time, and neither he nor Joy wants to see her killed again. Sofia's Shadow was quelled by a successful roll for Empathy, and she realized that Joy was not Madeline, and broke down, realizing how twisted she'd become, and confessed that she'd been blood bound to Gabriel, and just wanted to say goodbye. Upon learning that he was already dead, she apologized to both of them, wished that things could have ended differently, and then bequeathed her last two remaining possessions to Joy and Michael; a badass magickal gun and all of her remaining memories of her library (granting him a free dot of Library) respectively. She was then finally able to pass on, finding peace at long last.
"We helped you because you were not our target. This time
The Supervisor of the Technocratic Union's New World Order in Gainesville and the surrounding areas, dispatched after the Technocracy confirmed the large confluence of Reality Deviant and EDE activty in the area. As the head of New World Order in Gainesville, she's the one tasked with removing the Reality Deviant presence in the area. Her name had been dropped before
during the 'Lady in Black' plotline, but it wasn't until after the 'Reunification' plotline that she began taking a more active role as an antagonist.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Really depends upon whom you ask. The Traditions Mages wouldn't think so, but as others point out, at least the Technocracy isn't trying to wake up an Eldritch Abomination, isn't Always Chaotic Evil like the Sabbat, and she attempts to keep the Masses out of harm's way. While just about nobody likes them, the prevailing opinion is that they're the lesser of two evils compared to the Sabbat and Pentex.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: She and William Knight saved Dante from a group of Sabbat ghouls. They took Dante back to a safehouse, had Dr. Bells fix him up, and then sent him back to Joy while making it clear that they did not do it for free, and expected she play ball with them in return. And just to prove their point, they revealed to Joy that they had implanted Nanomachines in his bloodstream to monitor him for paradox, in case he used vulgar magick again. Which, of course, he had.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Protocol stipulates that no New World Order operative works without a partner, and she's no exception. In her case, her partner (or more like a bodyguard depending upon whom you're asking) is William Knight, a Professional Killer Operative whose adoration for her makes others wonder aloud if he's in love with her.
- Big Bad: She was this for the Mage plotline, until the Nephandi showed up.
- Big Damn Villains:
- When Genesis was attempting a supernatural biological attack on Starke, Jacksonville, and Gainesville, she's the one who took care of the bomb in Gainesville. She likely knows who sent the 'anonymous tip,' but she simply couldn't let that bomb go off.
- She also saved Dante Orso's life from a pack of Sabbat ghouls. For a price.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Not as bad as Pentex, but she's not above using Syndicate resources to enrich herself via insider trading.
- Dark Action Girl: After shooting several Reaper Wolves, she curb-stomped another one into a pulp with nothing but a pair of combat boots.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has a talent for delivering extremely backhanded compliments to her enemies.
- The Dreaded: Even among other Technocrats. Rule number one among them: "Do not piss Supervisor Weldon off."
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first true on-screen appearance took place during the Void Engineer PCs' intro, where she scolded rookie Operatives in a scene that was meant to parody Men in Black: As they shot holographic monsters in a firing range, they didn't shoot the little girl carrying 'RD materials'. She scolded them for not asking themselves "where the EDEs came from in the first place," and then put a bullet between the hologram's eyes to make her point.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: The 'Bad' to Starke's Good and the Sabbat and Pentex's Evil.
- Greater-Scope Villain: She leads the Technocrats Operatives in Gainesville and the CEO of the powerful Ivory Corp. If the Black Suits have any involvement in any plotline, there's a good chance she's at least aware of it, if not directly behind it.
- Iron Lady: In true Technocrat fashion. Not only does she want to remove the Reality Deviant presence in the city, she wants to ensure that nothing like that can ever happen again, and that requires total control over the local politics and economy, both of which she's scarily good at.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Her combat uniform is a mixture of a leather Spy Catsuit and Putting on the Reich.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When she has to attend social events, she trades the Spy Catsuit for a Pimped-Out Dress.
- The Villain Knows Where You Live: She already has a complete dossier on every major PC in the game. Any time the PCs picked up the phone or a computer, they risked giving her more information. In some cases, she or one of her operatives was even right there in the room with them!
- You Have Failed Me: After Project Infinity's failure, she burned the surviving Enlightened Scientists assigned to it (though all the ones directly involved were either killed or deserted for Edfu or FurtureSight). As far as she's concerned, it never existed.
"The joke is never as good when you try to translate it from Klingon."
The head of Q Division for the Technocratic Symposium in Gainesville. A brilliant inventor and one of the best Q has to offer, he's still... well...
- Annoying Laugh: His laugh is explicitly described as 'hiccuppy, high-pitched, and irritating.'
- Anti-Villain: He can hardly be called evil, but if a Technocrat uses a Device to Contingency One an RD or EDE in Gainesville, it was probably either designed by him, or at least had his signature on the Requisition form.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Claire complained about him blowing half of Q's budget on a double-bladed Laser Sword. He got away with it because he's just that good at what he does... and hey, despite being vulgar as hell, the sword works.
- Expy: Of - who else? - Sheldon Cooper.
- Insufferable Genius: There's about a 99% chance that at any given moment, he's the smartest guy in the room. And he'll make sure everybody knows it.
- Interservice Rivalry: He disparagingly refers to the Void Engineers as 'Ghostbusters.'
- Kicked Upstairs: He "received a promotion" to take over Gainesville's Q Division. He was initially from Iteration X, and Lindberg, the head of Iteration X in Gainesville, just wanted an excuse to get rid of him, meaning Emmett's 'promotion' meant kicking him out of Iteration X altogether and dumping him on New World Order.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Justified. He thinks the Void Engineers primarily deal with PDEs (hence calling them 'ghostbusters'). It's hard to blame him for this; after all, the Engineers have deliberately kept the true nature of Threat Null a secret from the other Conventions.
- Mad Scientist: Take Sheldon Cooper, give him practically unlimited resources, Enlightened Science, knowledge that magick, aliens, and the supernatural are real, tell him that his inventions are what can save humanity, and then imagine what he would do with all of that. Yeah, duck for cover.
- Narcissist: The entire Gainesville Symposium depends upon his Devices (which, admittedly, ARE impressive, even by the Technocracy's standards) giving them the edge against the Sabbat, Pentex, and if necessary, the RDs in Starke. And he knows it.
- No Sense of Humor: Sort of. Much like the character who inspired him, he does have one; it's just that nobody gets his jokes, and he always has to explain them afterward.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: By the standards of the Technocratic Conventions. In his view, the Void Engineers' R&E Division are, at best, doing what he does but with 'more chrome,' Iteration X are amateurs, and the Progenitors' experiments are gross and unnecessary to achieve the same ends. Don't even get him started on Syndicate. If only Claire would give him the funds, he claims he can do everything the other Conventions can do, only better.
Otis Barton, Jr.
"I hope not. I'm not the only one keeping an eye on you."
The son of deep-sea explorer and Earth Frontier Division legend Otis Barton
, and himself a brilliant Void Engineer and the highest ranking Engineer in the Gainesville Symposium. He acts as the supervisor - and mentor - of the Void Engineer PCs
- Affably Evil: A Technocrat through-and-through, but one who is unfailingly polite, impeccably professional, and takes his role as the mentor of the Void Engineers very seriously.
- The Ageless: As a result of being spliced with Krakenborn cells. He's been alive for at least a century, and probably even longer than that.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Standard black suit and tie for the Technocrats, to the point where he wouldn't look out of place in New World Order or NSC. Given that he's in a more administrative roll on the Mudball, it makes sense for a Void Engineer.
- Badass Teacher: A five-dot mentor, and someone who pulls a lot of weight in the Gainesville Symposium.
- Benevolent Boss: He's the result of the pooled Mentor background of the two Void Engineer P Cs. Not only is he a brilliant and patient teacher, he is seriously invested in seeing them succeed.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: His father, in Real Life, was a famous explorer, actor, and scientist who more or less created modern methods of deep sea exploration. This is the Earth Frontier Division's wheelhouse.
- Big Good: From the Void Engineer PCs' perspective, at least. Probably not so much to everyone else...
- The Chessmaster: He makes Michael look like an amateur. He planned for decades in advance to clean up the mess the Void Engineers made of Project Deepwater, and waited until he had the perfect agent to do it. He found that in Jim.
- Determinator: So it will take almost ninety years to fix his mistake with Project Deepwater? No sweat. He's got all the time in the world, after all.
- A Father to His Men: There's a damned good reason Jim sees him as a father figure.
- In the Blood: His father was a legend among the Void Engineers' Earth Frontier Division. His son is no less of a badass and more than lives up to his father's legacy.
- A Lighter Shade of Gray: Compared to Claire, William Knight, and the rest of the Technocratic roster revealed so far with the exception of Emmett? Yes.
- Megane: Soft-spoke, calculating, and with a kickass pair of rimless glasses.
- Noble Demon: Despite any misgivings he has about working with Reality Deviants, he's a man of his word, and has shown that he's willing to uphold his end of the bargain... albeit with an ulterior motive.
- Older Than He Looks: Almost certainly. He looks like he's in his early thirties at most, and yet Barton, Sr. died in 1992 at the age of 92. Later confirmed outright; he's been spliced with Krakenborn cells, meaning he, like a mollusc, regenerates at such a rapid degree that he effectively has eternal youth.
- Passing the Torch: He has openly stated his intent to retire at some point, and has heavily implied that he wants the next generation of Void Engineers to not just serve the Technocracy well, but lead it.
- Secret Test of Character: He sent Jim and V.V. to Project Deepwater knowing full well they would discover the Awful Truth about Pentex and the Technocracy. This was entirely intentional on his part; in his view, the Technocracy has no shortage of leaders who think that it's perfect (and in his view, it really doesn't need any more of those), and that the next generation of leaders need to be cognizant of the fact that the Union really is in dire need of reform. That means acknowledging its mistakes instead of sweeping them under the rug. That Jim and Violet reached this conclusion all on their own was, to him, the best result he could have asked for.
- Stern Teacher: Downplayed. He's as stern as you might expect a Technocratic Mentor to be, but is otherwise a pretty nice guy, at least by Technocrat standards.
- That One Case: Project Deepwater was his. He waited nearly a century for the chance to fix what went wrong, there.
Dr. Eddie Bells
"Okay. Here we go. Time to thaw out our subject!"
Apprentice to the Head the Progenitors in Gainesville post-Project Reunification, she is the head of Geneficient Technologies, a Progenitor-run biotech company heavily associated with the Preservationists
. Currently in charge of the Technocracy's efforts toward finding a (Consensus-friendly) way of fighting EDE-induced Spontaneous Pseudoinfection Syndrome (or 'EDESPIS'), she works as a toxicologist for Springhill Hospital in Gainesville.
- Affably Evil: She really does care about the planet and genuinely does want to help the Masses, especially those who have been affected by EDESPIS (the game's fanon Technocratic term for Wyrm taint). She also really, really enjoys the part of her job that involves studying Reality Deviants, alive or not.
- Anti-Villain: She's actively researching a way to fight Wyrm taint as well as a treatment for Rhapsody, and is aligned with a branch of the Progenitors dedicated to the preservation of nature and ecosystems via the development of green technology. She'd almost certainly be considered an ally of the player characters if not for what boils down to ideology.
- Brainy Brunette: Easily one of the greatest medical minds of her generation, even by Technocrat standards.
- Cute and Psycho: Hinted at. She expressed an interest in treating Dante, because it was the first time she was "treating an RD instead of studying one." Just let that sink in a moment.
- Deadly Doctor: Comes with being a Progenitor. She may not be in the Applied Science methodology, but that doesn't mean she can't defend herself if need be.
- Foil: Deliberately, to the other enemies of Pentex (and increasingly so to the Thallian as well). She's more or less working toward the exact same goal, that being treating Wyrm taint and Rhapsody, just with a way that will be accepted by the Consensus. She also has the same view of the player characters that any other Technocrat would have of Reality Deviants.
- Green Aesop: She takes her affiliation with the Preservationists seriously, and has made it a point to study the effects climate change has on human health. She's even trying to find a way to fight Wyrm taint that fits within the Technocratic paradigm. Too bad most of the Garou can't get passed the whole 'Weaver' thing.
- Hospital Hottie: A doctor, and a very cute brunette.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Oh, yes, she did indeed swear an oath to 'First Do No Harm...' to the Masses.
- Perky Female Minion: She's an absolute joy to work with. She's also a Cute and Psycho Deadly Doctor.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Dr. Jillian Mariana, a Satyr, and a pediatrician at Springhill. Jillian is treating young child prodigies who had been subjected to Rhapsody by the Thallian, with Dr. Bells having a chance to study the effects of it up close and hopefully develop a treatment. Unfortunately, being a Technocrat, Bells is extremely banal to the Changelings, meaning her very presence is almost intolerable to Dr. Mariana, even if she knows she's genuinely there to help. Bells seems to be aware of this, and goes out of her way to strike up casual conversation with Dr. Mariana every chance she gets.
The Dynamic Interface for the Analysis and Eventual Neutralization of Anomalies, DIæNA is an Artificial Intelligence
commissioned by Dr. Bells from Iteration X, created for the sole purpose of running tests and analyses
on Reality Deviants deemed unsuitable for Social Processing
, while gathering data on their various weaknesses and filtering the data through the Technocratic paradigm. Considered vulgar by the standards of the Consensus, DIæNA, in contrast with her obvious inspiration
, desperately wishes she were human, so that she could perform her tests outside
of the Progenitor Applied Science Testing Facility.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Defied by Iteration X. The request for an Artificial Intelligence "unshackled by morality or ethics" built for the express purpose of performing tests and analyses on (and ultimately killing) Reality Deviants was taken as a challenge, but one that definitely raised the concerns of an AI going haywire on turning on her masters. Iteration X decided to remedy this by hardcoding a pathological need (read: an addiction) to more and more rigorous testing, with the full knowledge that without Dr. Bells, she will not be able to indulge this. If she were to ever turn on - or even displease - Dr. Bells, the Technocracy will shut down the facility, leaving her alone with her withdrawal symptoms and no new test subjects. Forever.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Let's just say she's very, very enthusiastic about her job.
- Deadpan Snarker: A bit more subtle than her inspiration, but it's definitely there. She just doesn't dare direct it at Dr. Bells, herself.
- Death Course: Much like her inspiration's source material, only the tests take place in Virtual Reality, while the actual subject is placed in a chemically induced coma.
- Establishing Character Moment: Upon Jim and Violet's arrival at the testing facility, she asked them to present their identification passes... and if they were more girl scouts selling cookies, to 'please leave.'"
- Expy: Of GLaDOS.
- Faux Affably Evil: Unlike her inspiration, the thought of displeasing Dr. Bells and triggering the contingency plans put in place for her possible betrayal terrifies her. Thus, she goes completely out of her way to be accommodating and friendly, with often disastrous results. All of this is immediately dropped the moment she's testing her subjects.
- For Science!: Her raison d'être. She just happens to enjoy the experimentation phase more than the paperwork that comes afterward.
- Killer Robot: She's under no illusions of what she's supposed to do as soon as her test subjects have run their course. In a slight subversion, she intentionally puts this off as long as she can, because the testing is the fun part for her... not that she has any qualms about killing for moral reasons.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: A weird variant. The only reason she seeks a humanoid (or at least, android) body for herself is so that she can take her testing out into the real world, instead of it being restricted to Virtual Reality, or even the Progenitor Testing Facility.
- Robot Buddy: She tries to present herself as this. How much of it is genuine is up to interpretation.
- Shout-Out: To lampshade that she's an expy of GLaDOS, Violet asked Jim if she should have brought cake. DIæNA deliberately ignored it.
Johnathan "J.C." Clark
"Call me paranoid all you want, but Egypt is one of our oldest civilizations, and the place of origin for cats. I wouldn't be surprised if more advanced creatures who lived among the Egytpians engineered cats somehow."
A radio host, and an avid conspiracy theorist. A practicioner of hedge magick, his show would have gotten him Killed to Uphold the Masquerade
a long time ago had it not come across as crazy rantings to anyone who doesn't know exactly
what he's referring to on his broadcasts. It wasn't until he stumbled into the Crossroads and the Chantry that it turned out that he wasn't as far off the mark as he might have thought.
Changeling: The Dreaming
Baron Völundr: "Völundr, Baron of Starke. Alkaline Meadows, I presume?"
Alkaline Meadows: "Never assume Baron. Far as you know I'm secretly three goblins in a trenchcoat"
A former mercenary, father to three and the current Sword of the Council. The Dragonic Troll Alkaline Meadows has shown to let little get in a way of any of the above duties.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He has a thing for gold.
- Barbarian Hero: Invoked.
- Draconic Humanoid: Where there should be skin there is instead blue scales.
- Gentle Giant: Stands at about 9 to 10 ft in his fae main, and 6 ft in his human form and despite his appearance he's a dedicated father and husband.
- I Have Many Names: The Dragon-Scarred, The Dragon-Troll and Sword of the Council just to name a few.
- Magic Knight: While he's good with the Axe his real talent comes from his mastery of the Pyretics Art.
- One Last Job: He was almost done with his mercenary life with a big payout. Until he was backstabbed and had half his face burned by a dragon.
- Two-Faced: When he first arrived in Starke he wasn't just burned, he had dragon scales over the right side of his face.
- Weaponof Choice: Despite having access to Altair's Amulet, which can be a two-handed sword, axe, hammer, or spear Alkaline favours the Axe. It even serves as his weapon of choice when facing Chimerical based threats.
- Why Won't You Die?: First he was burned by a dragon, almost killed by a Fallen Sefekhi on his first outing as the Sword, almost killed AGAIN by that same Sefekhi strangling his heart with Magic and earlier than that took two shotgun blasts to the chest and still walked away with only a hole in his chest and even earlier then that got pegged in the shoulder by cold iron while he was driving and didn't crash the car. Alkaline has proven quite hard to put down.
Hunter: The Reckoning
"There's more than one way to save. Sometimes it unfortunately takes more than a Band-Aid to fix a problem."
An Imbued Martyr, and an RN at Starke Regional Medical Center. A first-generation American, she became Imbued in one of the most traumatizing ways possible, and now serves as the resident Combat Medic
of the Division Imbued.
- Berserk Button: Do not harm children in front of her.
- Children Are Innocent: A firm believer in this. Given how she grew up, it's perfectly understandable.
- Combat Medic: A trained nurse, and an Imbued.
- Heroic RRoD: The circumstances surrounding her Imbuing were incredibly traumatizing. When she finally came to, she was covered in blood; both her own, and the blood of those responsible for what she saw.
- Hospital Hottie: She's an RN with Appearance 3.
- Interspecies Romance: Currently in a relationship with a Changeling. The Division is really developing a reputation for sleeping with things they should be killing.
- Knife Nut: Her weapons of choice include a karambit and a stiletto.
- Parental Neglect: Her father was a drunken deadbeat, and she lost her mother when she was very young.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: She unironically loves modern pop music, and is a huge fangirl of V.V.
- Poirot Speak: Will occasionally throw Spanish phrases into her dialogue.
- Spicy Latina: Hispanic, Appearance 3, and fully capable of using knives, a Desert Eagle, and Imbued Edges.
- Stepford Smiler: She's usually very good at hiding her real emotions (a mixture of rage and anxiety) behind a pokerface. The mask does slip occasionally, though.
- Team Mom: She's constantly fretting over the other Imbued... and cooking or making take-out runs for them.
"Tanner" / Arachnid221
An Australian Arachnid obsessed Visionary hacker who's always seeking knowledge and the good in people.
- Animal Motif: Wears spider-themed... everything.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Frequently listens to the J.C. show "For the laughs" but she can see the absurd truths at times.
- Enemy Scan: Arguably her most useful ability, pinpoint, which lets her see the weakness of monsters.
- Fangirl: She loves V.V. and practically squeed when she got to meet her in person for the first time.
- Gamer Chick: Programs video games from time to time, and plays them when she can.
- Last-Name Basis: Very few characters even know her first name is 'Mary.'
- Perky Goth: More of a Scene Girl than a Goth but she's still perky none the less, much to the annoyance of others.
- Playful Hacker: Invoked in her Hacker spec and her general personality.
"Jeez, I thought we were trying to trust one another here."
John Harper, a Hunter who had been arrested and charged with murder when he killed a ghoul
and it didn't turn into ash the way he expected. The ghoul had turned out to be the ghoul of a Sabbat Ductus, who had another
ghoul of his charge him with murder where he could quietly disappear once behind bars. After his court case ended in a mistrial and a dismissal, he disappeared from Starke for a year and a half, only to reappear after Michael called in the favor he owed him.
- The Bus Came Back: He got the hell out of dodge the moment Michael had the murder case against him dismissed. He only reappeared after Michael called in the favor he owes him, but this time he's made it clear that he's not going anywhere if he comes back alive from carrying out said favor.
- Deal with the Devil: Trish asked Michael to represent him in court without it being known that he was intervening. Michael nearly threw her out of his office after making such an insulting request, before he decided that he would do it, on the condition that Harper would know exactly who - and more importantly what - was helping him, and that Michael was not doing it out of the kindness of his heart.
- Failed a Spot Check: What he thought was a vampire pinged on his Second Sight. It actually turned out to be a ghoul, which made things especially awkward for him when it didn't turn into ash the way he expected, resulting in him facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
- I Gave My Word: Part of the reason why he answered the call Michael put out for him. He was free; he could have been halfway around the world by the time Michael called in his favor. He pointed out that he's a man of his word, and that this favor makes them even. But more importantly, he came with a message from Overlord, that he wanted a meeting with the Council.
- The Lancer: To Old One-Eye. Or The Dragon, depending on your view of Hunters.
- The Mole: The inevitable favor Michael called in involved John infiltrating a group called Hands of Dawn, an expy of the Society of Leopold that focuses on the use of advanced technology instead of assymetrical warfare.
- Nerves of Steel: When Michael informed John that Joy was going to be enchanting his eyes and ears to allow her twenty-four-hour, on-demand access to his senses, he tried to draw even more consessions out of him. Michael reminded him that other Hunters had yet to find out he'd made a deal with a Demon to get out of jail, and John's only response was to point out that it was all the more why he had to make good on his own promise.
The former head of the Hunters in Gainesville, before Grey Eye. Initially the one in charge of John Harper (see above), Old One-Eye is notable for being one of the few Hunters to live long enough - and remain sane
enough - for retirement to actually become an option for him. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't last
The former local head of the Hunters in Starke, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and the surrounding areas. First introduced as an assistant to 'Father
', Grey Eye was promoted after the apparent death of Trish Durand, and soon became the representative of the Imbued on the Starke Council... where he's made very, very few friends.
- Benevolent Boss: To the other Hunters, at least, up until his death. The fact that he never had Geoff with a black bag over his head and on a plane to Langley, Virginia also speaks volumes.
- Cigar Chomper: Preferably with a shot of whiskey on the side.
- Da Chief: Played this role to the Hunters before his death.
- Despair Event Horizon: It's very heavily implied that he crossed this long before he met his end, as all veteran Hunters inevitably do when they realize they're fighting a Hopeless War, leading to his Jade-Colored Glasses.
- Enemy Mine: After the Society of Leopold's attempted hostile takeover of the Hunternet (and their attempted murder of Daphne), when he asks the supernatural community for help with dealing with them, nobody doubts his sincerity. Many do, however, question just how grateful he (and Father and Overlord) would be afterward.
- Eyepatch of Power: Where his name came from. Beneath that eyepatch is the result of his first ever encounter with the supernatural and the result of his Imbuing. The fact that he fought and won against a vampire on his first try earned him a lot of street cred with the Hunters right out of the gate.
- The Fettered: His Fatal Flaw as a leader. Let's just say Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right! is not a trait he values very highly, making him the exact opposite of the previous public face of the Imbued in Starke.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: He made no apologies for the Hunters' attempts to bug the Starke Council and learn the weaknesses of the other members, and his heavy-handed approach to dealing with Geoff's betrayals have earned him little sympathy with the pro-coexistence player characters and NPCs. The fact that he seems to be doing it on purpose may imply that he's pulling a Zero-Approval Gambit.
- The Last Dance: He knew he was losing his mind and knew what would happen to him if he did. He had all but become a Death Seeker by the time he became the Imbued Throne, and gladly pulled a Heroic Sacrifice to help Alaric stop Adrien.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Nobody knows what Grey Eye's real name is, not even his superiors, which is precisely how he likes it.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: On the receiving end of one.
People are people. Some of them didn't want to be what they are. Some of them did. Some of them are hurting people, and some of them are taking care of them. Shit, Hunters hurt people. We have to kill our own kind for Gods sake, and you really expect me to buy into your every super needs to die shit because, what, you got hurt?"
- Replacement Scrappy: In-Universe example. Let's just say that as far as the vast majority of player characters are concerned, he's no Trish.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: As all veteran Hunters inevitably become, he's seen some shit, and he knows that the best humanity can hope for is to survive the coming Apocalypse. Starke is a rare chance at earning some allies for humanity, which was why he jumped at the chance to be assigned there. The only question is how much that outweighs his sense of duty, and inherent mistrust when working alongside the very types of monsters he used to fight and kill.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Old One-Eye after the former's retirement. It quickly became confusing amongst the players, especially after Grey Eye died and Old One-Eye eventually returned.
The mysterious 'leader' of the Division. Actually an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency that has the direct ear of the United States Secretary of Defense, he's one of the few high-ranking government officials that knows that the supernatural exists. But rather than seeing it as a massive national security risk, he instead chooses to see it as an opportunity.
- Always Someone Better: He treads lightly and doesn't flex his muscles in the United States government too much, out of fear of discovery. What's he afraid of? The Technocratic Union, whose influence on everything from governments to academia to global finance he's very well-aware of and one of the few things that keeps him up at night.
- The Chessmaster: He's been playing a very long game on Hunternet, slowly but surely trying to bring the rest of Hunternet around to supporting his agenda of coexistence. The only question is what he plans to get out of this, since it's pretty clear that he's not doing this out of the kindness of his heart.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Threatened a room full of supernaturals capable of ripping him and all of his fellow hunters in half before they could blink their eyes right to their faces. It almost got him killed and he quickly started backpedaling, but it still took a lot of balls.
- The Man Behind the Man: He was skeptical of Trish Kyleson's idea of peace with the supernaturals of Starke at first. He eventually came around to the idea, though, and as such has been acting as this to the rest of the Division.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: He's called Trish 'naive' in the past. That's not to say he thought her plan for coexistence was bad, he just felt she was Right for the Wrong Reasons, implying his own motivations for coexistence aren't entirely altruistic.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to supernaturals threatening to kill him right in front of all of his followers for his condescending tone during the powwow. It's later implied to have been an act, after Antonin saved his hide by asking the others to let him finish speaking first.
- The Spook: He only introduced himself as 'Brian' to the other supernatural leaders. This is almost certainly not his real name. Justified due to him being a high-ranking CIA analyst.
"Let you heretics feel the grace of God down upon you."
The leader of Genesis, a splinter faction of the Society of Leopold that believes that supernaturals are themselves a sign of the apocalypse, and are thus dedicated to bringing about the Biblical End Times. She made a splash in the game when he attempted a supernatural biological attack on the cities of Starke, Gainesville, and Jacksonville, using a sort of weaponized vitae called 'black blood.'
- Arc Villain: Of the Black Blood plotline.
- Ax-Crazy: To put things into perspective, the Society of Leopold is infamous for their Van Helsing Hate Crimes, but at least they're serious about wanting to protect normal humans. The Society also actively tries to recruit Imbued, seeing them as an invaluable and highly sought-after asset. Valkyrie? She was too crazy even for them, and was kicked out of the organization because of it.
- Bad Boss: Her own followers are ultimately expendable to her. When the chips were down, Valkyrie abandoned them to their fates without even trying to save them.
- Back for the Dead: Reappeared right as Theodore was being dealt with. After she attempted to kill Joy and did kill Manuel, Michael gave into Torment and ripped her a new one.
- The Corrupter: She single-handedly caused Michael, Sig, and Randall to gain a collective 12 points of Temporary Torment between them, all in the same scene.
- Gas Mask, Longcoat: Up until her last moments, nobody had seen her face. Yes, her.
- Gone Horribly Right: Clearly, her Imbuing. She's no doubt killed hundreds of supernatural menaces. Killing everyone else in the process probably wasn't what the Messengers had in mind.
- Hero Killer: She killed Manuel. She would have killed Joy too had Manuel not pushed her out of the way.
- He Who Fights Monsters: A cautionary tale of what the Imbued could become if they succumb to their inevitable Derangements.
- Holy Hand Grenade: She has access to level 5 edges, which she displayed with one heck of a Conviction dumped Smite on Altair.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What finally did her in. She was impaled at the hands of Michael, right before he burned her from the inside out.
- Knight of Cerebus: Her appearance in the game marked the first major villain of the 'second season' of the game's metaplot, and a very much Darker and Edgier turn in the game's tone.
- No Body Left Behind: After Altair was done with her. Of course, this means the player characters Never Found the Body...
- Not Quite Dead: Her aforementioned 'death' at the hands of Altair resulted in a case of Never Found the Body. Sure enough, she showed up yet again, but this time, was put down for good.
- Omnicidal Maniac: She was intentionally trying to kickstart the Biblical End Times by killing as many people as she possibly could.
- Only Known By His Nickname: Much like other Imbued, Valkyrie only goes by a codename and avoids sharing her real name whenever possible.
- Samus Is a Girl: Everyone assumed Valkyrie was a man, before her mask came off.
- Western Terrorists: She wanted to use the Black Blood to spread a supernatural plague in three different cities, including in Jacksonville, home to a major international airport.
- The Worf Barrage: That aforementioned Holy Hand Grenade? Altair soaked almost all of it.
Mummy: The Resurrection
Vivian Ruby Cates Ab Nofret
An Udja-sen, and the 'den mother' of the local Mummies. The owner of the Papyrus Gardens, Vivian has been in the game since the very beginning, and serves on the Reborn Throne as the local representative of the mummies, where she acts as the 'softer side' of the local Amenti in contrast to Altair being, well... Altair.
- Abusive Parents: Her mother was an utter monster to her.
- Berserk Button: Do not hurt a child in front of her. Just the implication of it, such as seeing an Undead Child, is enough to send her into a fit of Unstoppable Rage.
- Brainy Brunette: She has brown hair, and there's literally nothing that she can't translate.
- Broken Bird: Pretty much a job requirement for an Udja-sen.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Like all Udja-sen. She has more than one Trauma Button because of it.
- Improbable Weapon User: In a game full of people toting BFGs, enchanted swords, magick, vampiric Disciplines, claws, and fangs, she uses... a shovel. And in her hands, it's a lot more deadly than it sounds.
- Mismatched Eyes: This, along with her deathmark, serves as a pretty obvious Mark of the Supernatural.
- Omniglot: Translating books written in Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian, Ancient Greek, Latin, or Ancient Chinese is all in a day's work to her. Actually speaking the language is another story.
- Team Mom: To the other Amenti, and in many ways, to everyone else, too.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She's had a horrible childhood, and now she's the player character with the second highest amount of experience points in the game.
- Would Not Hurt A Child: And may Ma'at have mercy on your soul if you hurt one in front of her.
Wraith: The Oblivion
"Being a Wraith isn't all that bad."
A Wraith in service to the Amenti, and bound to Altair. She acts as The Medic
for the Amenti.
- Fearless Undead: Granted, only a handful of things in the World of Darkness can even perceive Wraiths, but given the nature of those that can and their habit for enslaving Wraiths with things like Necromancy and the Lore of the Spirit, she sure doesn't seem to have too many second thoughts about charging into danger headfirst.
- Friendly Ghost: You won't find another Wraith as nice as her.
- The Medic: To a masochistic degree, considering how healing the living works for Wraiths.
- Perky Female Minion: Of Altair.
- Perky Goth: She's pretty cheery for someone who is, y'know, dead.
- The Pollyanna: She's dead, she doesn't seem to be moving on any time soon, and she's effectively a (well-treated, granted) slave to an Amenti, who, due to the Amenti Resurrective Immortality, also won't be moving on any time soon. You wouldn't know it based on how happy she appears to be with the situation.
"I'm a big girl, Nevermore. I don't need a ghost-sitter."
The ghost of a young girl born into a prominent family of Progenitors
, who can trace her lineage all the way back to the Aesculpian Order. Trapped inside a warded Mausoleum for years, she was used as a hostage to force the compliance of her older sister Penelope, as a part of an experiment to find a way to expedite the reincarnation of Technocratic Mages via Body Surfing
- Breakout Character: More player characters have requested her as a Contact or Ally dot than any other NPC in the game as of this writing. The storyteller who created her finally made that possible once her plotline was concluded, officially canonizing her as a major Wraith NPC.
- Brown Note: She's very, very good at Keening, which she can use to induce either madness or a sense of calm in those who can hear it. She admits that it's easier for her to induce madness, though, because it's much easier for her to channel The Power of Hate through her Keening, due to her hatred for the Technocrats.
- Cute Ghost Girl: It's almost hard to believe that she's descended from a group infamous for supporting Nazi human experimentation.
- Deadpan Snarker: She can snark with the best with them.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses in Victorian-style Awesome Anachronistic Apparel. Justified because it's probably what she was wearing when she died, and it hasn't exactly been revealed how long ago that was.
- Everyone's Baby Sister: The moment the player characters met her, they swore to move heaven and earth to find her sister and break her out of her prison, completely ignoring the fact that she came from an enemy faction while she was alive. Especially Armand, Sig, and (ironically) Elliana.
- Little Sister Instinct: Much to the chagrin of the player characters. Yes, the wards keeping her captive inside the mausoleum were strong, but not invincible. She absolutely refused to let the player characters dismantle them until she knew for sure that Penelope was safe. Earlier, she nearly attacked the player characters just for knowing Penelope's name, out of fear that she had failed, and now the Progenitors were there to put her out of her misery, too.
- The Nicknamer: Yep, another one, right up there with Karl and Adrian.
- Playing with Fire: She's quite good with fire-based Arcanoi.
The older sister of Lusciana, and also a Wraith. She was forced against her will to possess the body of Jennifer, another Progenitor, as a part of an experiment to effectively give the Technocrats Resurrective Immortality
- Big Sister Instinct: She's equally protective of Lusciana as Lusciana is of her.
- Body Surf: A rare example of someone who was being forced to do this against her will. Jennifer was a perfect 'genetic' match to serve as a host for Penelope, and if Penelope valued Lusciana's safety, she had to comply.
- Friendly Ghost: So friendly that she didn't even hold any ill will toward Jennifer after they were separated from each other, seeing her to be every bit as much of a victim of Hannibal as herself.
- Morality Chain: To Jennifer, after they were split. Hosting her soul (and then having it forcibly removed) had the side effect of 'bonding' them together, and indeed, Penelope was the key to Jennifer's HeelFace Turn. How much of this is genuine affection on Jennifer's part and how much of it is a pathological desire to 'reunite' with her is left ambiguous.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: For the longest time, it wasn't clear whether Penelope was the Big Bad of the Reunification plotline, or the victim of the actual Big Bad. Finding out that Penelope was Body Surfing didn't help her case, until it became clear that she was being forced to do it against her will.
- Token Good Teammate: As a Progenitor when she was alive. The Progenitors are a group of magical doctors, who, while having a dark history, are morally ambiguous at best in modern nights, and are hostile to the player characters by default. It quickly becomes clear after her introduction that she's far from a bad person, who only had the misfortune of being born into a family of Mad Scientists, who later wanted to use her as a lab rat.
The descendant of Amadeus Starke, who haunted Starke Estate. Originally shown the door by Altair, he came back with a vengeance, appearing before every single character who was in that scene and threatening them, before demanding a 'tax' be paid whenever anyone went into the Catacombs and 'stole from him.' Player Characters initially agreed... until they didn't
- And I Must Scream: Courtesy of Randall Hoskins and ordered by Michael. He was soulforged into the keystone for Randall's Relic Forge, until such a time that he's all used up and will be fed to Oblivion.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He thought he could just muscle his way into power as soon as he showed up. As soon as players learned the real source of his power, he folded like a wet blanket.
- Bullying a Dragon: He picked a fight with everyone from Altair to Michael to Joy to the Camarilla. Didn't work out too well for him.
- Exact Words: He made an Implied Death Threat toward Michael, claiming that one day he would 'call the Sapphire home.' Michael had Randall soulforge him and turn into the keystone of Randall's Relic Forge, meaning he is indeed, in a way, calling the Sapphire 'home,' now.
- Hate Sink: Few villains have managed to anger as many characters as his did. Even out-of-character, he was loathed for his incredibly obnoxious personality, ridiculously overpowered sheet (which was eventually retconned), and serving no other purpose than to rob characters of their achievements in the catacombs.
- Hypocrite: As a result of the retcon for his absurdly overpowered sheet when the new Wraith ST took over, his over-inflated stats were revealed to be because he, himself was a thief, and stole a MacGuffin from Stygia. As such, nobody, dead or alive, shed a single tear for him when Randall soulforged him.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Ebon, following Morran's successful Riddle Phantastique.
- Mind Rape: He was immediately shut down in the fight against him by Mytherceria 5.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Michael's descent into Torment was indirectly halted by Theodore, after it cost Manuel his life and almost cost Joy hers.
- Smug Snake: One of the worst in the game's year-and-a-half-long (as of this writing) history.
- The Worf Effect: For all of his talk, he was defeated without ever rolling a single attack, due to failing a roll to resist Riddle Phantastique. Hilariously, the character that took him out wasn't ever previously involved in any part of his character arc.
Demon: The Fallen
Sigurðr "Sig" Thorrirson / Malakh ha-Mavet
Not everyone is from our house and so ... well, they're just not as easy to deal with...
A giant of a man, and the Infernal Court's Minister of Lions. A Halaku, he believes that the Rebellion was in and of itself a test by God, and holds the paradoxical belief that serving God requires
disloyalty to God and that Lucifer's rebellion is in and of itself serving God's will.
- Angelic Abomination: His Apocalyptic Form is a six-winged, chain-bound, blood-dripping horror with Extra Eyes. One has to wonder what it's high-Torment form would look like...
- Bad Powers, Good People: Much like Laura. The Halaku have the 'darkest' powers in Demon: The Fallen this side of the Earthbound, and yet even compared to Laura, Sig's probably the nicest Fallen in the game.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's about as nice of a guy as you'll ever find in the Infernal Court. He's also the Minister of Lions, and is their go-to hitman, and if you touch one hair on Ada's head, all bets are off.
- BFG: His Weapon of Choice of a .50 caliber sniper rifle, and he's got the Dexterity and Stamina to use it without shattering his arm from the recoil.
- Combat Medic: His role in the military, which also explains why he has dots in Medicine. He also knows Lore of Awakening, courtesy of Ada, so he has access to supernatural healing as well.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Sig's no saint at Torment 4, but he's one of the least evil demons you'll ever meet.
- Expy: Subverted. He's been compared to Umibozu multiple times, due to being a Gentle Giant Shellshocked Veteran with a very intimidating appearance, who also uses a BFG, is incredibly badass, isn't opposed to wearing an apron and making tea or baking cookies, and has a hilarious, Played for Laughs Ironic Fear. His player swears that it was unintentional, but acknowledged that the comparisons were 100% accurate when he learned who Umibozu was.
- The First Cut Is the Deepest: He took the death of Candy, a girl who made a real impression on him at a nightclub, very hard. At least he can still visit her Wraith.
- Friendly Sniper: About as nice of a guy as you can expect a man toting a .50 Cal can be.
- Gentle Giant: An absolute muscle-bound beast of a man, and one of the nicest characters in the game.
- Ironic Fear: He has shown himself to be highly intimidated by Ada (though granted, in her case, it's understandable), and afraid of Lusciana. What do both of them have in common? They're both about one-third his size.
- The Lancer: Previously to Michael, and now to Ada.
- Secret Keeper: With Michael and Joy now on the Main Stage, he's the only character left in the game that knows Ada's Celestial Name, as well as all that that entails. When Ada told him to his face she'd kill him, herself if he breathed a word of it to anyone, he said that he'd sooner kill himself than reveal it.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Sig becoming one of these after several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with a dose of Survivor's Guilt, is what left him susceptible to possession.
- Undying Loyalty: His loyalty to Lucifer's cause may be dubious at best, but he's shown nothing but unquestioning loyalty to Michael, even addressing him as 'Sir.' Justified due to his military background. Later, when Ada became the new Tyrant, he swore the same allegiance to her, but in a different way.
"It's not really your fault. You were created with just the slightest bit of inborn knowledge. Everything you know you have learned through trial and error, and due to the limited human lifespan each consecutive generation tends to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors. In a way this outcome was probably inevitable, since the loyalists clearly failed to do their jobs..."
A member of house Annunaki who possesses the body of a geologist. Currently a member of the Ministry of Eagles under Lydia Jackson.
- Alien Geometries: Sarah specializes in the Lore of Paths, which allows her to bend space in interesting, non-euclidean ways.
- Asexuality: Has no interest in romantic or sexual relationships of any kind.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Like all of her kind she was turned into a homicidal lunatic by her time in the Abyss. She has gotten better, though. For the most part.
- Dishing Out Dirt: The Lore of the Earth in a nutshell. This ability is fairly underdeveloped at the moment.
- Fallen Angel: Well, duh.
- Good Is Not Soft: Generally nice and supportive of her friends. Will kill without a second thought if it's necessary.
- Humans Are Special: Despite everything that happened, she's still a firm believer in humanity's potential.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She is accustomed to being alone. She also desperately wishes she didn't have to be.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Sarah is disillusioned by the increasingly heinous acts committed by the rebel host during the war, disgusted by the loyalists and very unhappy with the state of the universe in general. Doesn't mean she's giving up on trying to improve things.
- MayflyDecember Friendship: Since just about every other being has a much shorter life expectancy and is easier to kill than her, it's almost unavoidable that she will outlive her friends. She is intellectually aware of the problem, but thus far hasn't accepted it on an emotional level.
- Nay-Theist: Is perfectly aware that God exists, but her feelings towards Him are complicated and largely negative.
- No Social Skills: Doesn't have a single dot in any social ability.
- Renaissance Woman: Besides being a trained geologist, Sarah is also a competent blacksmith and survivalist. Not to mention her solid grounding in the humanities, computer sciences and the occult.
- Seeker Archetype: During her time in the Abyss Sarah has come to the realization that quite a few things about the rebellion dont add up in hindsight. And now that she has escaped and found herself in a world that has become alien to her, the questions just keep piling up. As a consequence, the quest for answers has become a central part of her motivation.
- Technopath: The Lore of the Forge allows her to remotely control machines, as long as they are purely mechanical.
- Time Abyss: Like all demons, she's older than the universe itself.
- Winged Humanoid: In her apocalyptic form.
- Wrench Wench: Comes with the territory as a former artificer angel.
"Puh-leaze, you and I both know I'm stronger than both of you put together. Send me in there by myself and bring gas masks."
An abnormally powerful Asharu and the current Tyrant of the Jacksonville Infernal Court. Possessing the body of Ada Hendricks, at the time a fourteen-year-old girl dubbed 'miracle girl' by the local papers for her sudden, seemingly 'miraculous' recovery after having been declared legally braindead following a catastrophic car accident.
- A-Cup Angst: Played for Laughs. She didn't always have it... until she saw what Joy was hiding under that baggy sweater and grew a complex as a result. When actually presented with the opportunity to gain larger breasts through Vicissitude, however, Ada wisely turned it down, saying that she would only use that solution if she doesn't develop naturally.
"If I did, I'd give Sig a heart attack."
- Amnesiacs are Innocent: She doesn't actually remember much about her time before she became Ada Hendricks; only that it was "incredibly boring" and she "felt angry all the time," and only really took pleasure in seeing people worship her and in hurting others. Michael has since decided that he trusts her, despite the fact that her Torment is still rather high.
- Arc Villain: Of the 'Cam Girls' plotline. Granted, she was very, very different as an Earthbound than she is now.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She made no secret of her ambitions and often joked about her being the 'real' Tyrant during Michael's reign. When Michael named her as his successor, she was giddy. She quickly realized afterward that it's not all she thought it would be.
- The Berserker: She doesn't go looking for fights, but the moment she's in one... damn.
- Big Damn Heroes: She and Marcus saved the rest of the player characters fighting Arioch from a potential Total Party Kill.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Boy howdy does this girl have a mouth on her. It's specifically because of this that Michael made her Minister of Dragons, because at least then she has an actual reason to argue with him.
- Breakout Character: She went from being a one-off villain to one of the main Demon NPCs.
- Character Development: She's still every bit as much of a brat as she was when she first joined the Court. However, upon realizing that being the Tyrant wasn't going to be all fun and games and bossing people around, she took Michael's lessons to heart and has finally become a leader worthy of the respect of her peers.
- Cry Cute: When Michael and Joy finally left for Joy's Horizon Realm, she finally broke down crying and begged them to stay. While she later accepted their decision, she still to this day gets misty-eyed while toying with an owl pendant that Joy made for her.
- Enfant Terrible: She's the most powerful member of the Infernal Court and one of the most violent, but unlike Reggie, her more violent tendencies are Played for Laughs... until they aren't.
- Foreshadowing: A hint was dropped as to her true nature before it was revealed in a scene with Trish. When players were given the option to simply let her get out of the hospital on her own, she activated Lore of Humanity 3, and just walked out the front door. This was the High Torment version of it, and one of the patients in the mental ward of the hospital had a psychotic break and attacked a doctor with a scalpel, screaming that the 'Queen of the Winds' was 'calling to him.'
- HeelFace Turn: Justified because of her new human body giving her an actual buffer against her Torment. The only way this was possible was by destroying her reliquary, and then sending her back to hell. Uriel knew she'd do anything to be free of hell once more, and made her an offer she couldn't refuse.
- Killer Rabbit: She's adorable and extremely pleasant to be around if she happens to like you. She'll also make you drown in your own blood if she doesn't.
- In-Series Nickname: 'The Princess,' or sometimes 'the Brat Princess'. This used to reflect the fact that she was Michael and Joy's adoptive daughter in all but name, but the title stuck to an extent when she became Tyrant herself.
- Little Miss Badass: Has the body of a teenage girl, and the mind (and powers) of a spirit older than the universe itself.
- Lonely at the Top: She didn't realize that achieving her ambitions of becoming Tyrant would mean having Joy and Michael leave her. It's for this reason that she invited - or rather, ordered - Sig to come live with her in the Sapphire's penthouse.
- The Mole: For Uriel, albeit not a willing one.
- Mook Horror Show: A couple of Sabbat ghouls tried to kidnap her and use her as leverage to get Michael to throw a case, thus sending an Imbued to prison. Michael didn't even try to go rescue her, and had to stop himself from laughing in the courtroom when he saw the ransom note. She played along at first, until she grew bored of her kidnappers... and the ghouls realized just how screwed they were.
Michael Radcliffe: "She's not trapped in there with them. They're trapped in there with her."
- Shipper on Deck: She absolutely adores Joy, and has told Michael to his face that if he ever hurts her, she'll kill him herself.
- Teen Genius: The first thing she did when she took Ada's body was binge-read a bunch of quantum physics books, because they were finally giving her the intellectual stimulation she craved, now that she had an actual brain. Justified, though; as an Earthbound, Alinduriel had a very high Urge of Thought.
- Troll: Karen hates it when people use her Celestial Name when she's with a patient. So, naturally, Ada used to do it every chance she got. She later dropped this when she became Tyrant.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: While she's usually a Bratty Half-Pint comic relief, she'll occasionally have her moments where she will remind us of who and what she used to be. There's a reason her Torment was relatively high for being a fresh-out-of-hell Fallen when she first joined the Court...
- Wanting Is Better Than Having: She wanted nothing more than to become Tyrant and gain the power she's always craved. She succeeded.
Karen Garner / Arathiel
"Oh, I've tried that. I was sent to hell for it. A few million years later, and I was rewarded again with a bullet in my back. I'm done helping you humans."
A psychiatrist working in Starke Regional Medical Center's mental ward. A Lammasu and the first Fallen to exist in the area, she was first introduced as an expositional character that later turned out to have been enslaved by Alinduriel via use of her True Name. Disillusioned with the idea of helping humanity after being shot during the Cam Girls plotline, she was later brought back when the Infernal Court was founded, and has since become its Minister of Aurochs.
- Being Good Sucks: She's tried it. It didn't work out very well for her, which is why she's since stuck to only working for the Infernal Court.
- Berserk Button: She hates the fact that her Celestial Name is widely known. She hates it even more when people use it while she's with a patient.
- Broken Bird: Alinduriel forced her to use her Lore of Transfiguration to turn runaways and orphans into incredibly beautiful camgirls to finance her operations. When she finally tried to do the right thing and rebelled against the Earthbound, she was shot in the back for her troubles. Karen has since decided that helping humanity simply isn't worth it anymore, and has dedicated herself instead to helping her fellow Fallen.
- Knight in Sour Armor: With good reason, but while she ultimately still believes in the vision of Starke in the abstract, she's given upon on helping humanity as a whole. Instead, she serves the Infernal Court, believing that any idea of peaceful coexistence between the other supernaturals and the Fallen depends upon the Court as an institution representing their interests.
- Obstructive Code of Conduct: Just like before, she still refuses to form Pacts, which hamstrings her ability to gather Faith. Unlike before, however, she no longer tries to stop other Fallen from forming them, though she does voice her objections quite loudly if she feels Thralls are being exploited. And if you Ravage a Thrall in her presence, watch out.
- Stepford Smiler: She tries to keep on a happy face for the sake of her patients, but it's just a façade.
Reggie Burns / Ursiel
"Fuckin' vamps. You never learn, do you? Haven't learned a damned thing since Caine. Don't worry. I'll teach you. I'll teach you real good."
A Rabisu in possession of the lead singer of local rock and metal band 'Freakhouse.' Utterly disgusted with the ways humanity has trashed the planet he helped to create, he uses his environmentalist activism to lure in potential thralls, the most dedicated of whom live with him in a hippie commune in the swamps. He's a close friend of Karen Garner's, and refused to join the Court without her. He then served as the Minister of Lions until Xavier replaced him.
"My Thralls are my own affair. They have their own practices it is true, but they will be channeled towards ends which are ultimately good for the city and its people. They are a matter you need not concern yourself with
An Earthbound Lammasu, whom Elliott initially sought help to defeat. Of course, when the player characters actually met
her, she turned out to be far, far
more than another Always Chaotic Evil Eldritch Abomination
like all of the other Earthbound.
- Affably Evil: A really bizarre case of this. She's unfailingly polite and and incredibly patient, especially by Earthbound standards. She's also 100% dedicated to keeping her promises to support the Council if it means being able to take the fight to Apophis. She also allows her Baali thralls to torture and murder innocent people not for her own sake, but because she knows it makes them happy to do so in her name.
- Artifact of Doom: Her reliquary is a mass of gnarled driftwood twisted into the shape of a sphere.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: She's what happens when you mix Torment with Apophis' Corruption. As a result, she's too accommodating of others; on one hand, she's going out of her way to try to be on good terms with the Infernal Court, while at the same time allowing her Baali thralls to brutally sacrifice innocents in her name.
- The Dreaded: Arioch was terrified of her.
- Eldritch Abomination: Her Apocalyptic Form is a gargantuan Cthonic beast covered in tentacles and reeking of mold and rotten seawater.
- Enemy Mine: She is completely sincere about her desire to help the player characters defeat Apophis. Depending on where the players sit on the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, this is either a case of Evil vs. Evil or Realpolitik.
- Mind Rape: A rare example of an Earthbound being on the receiving end of this. How do you corrupt something that's already as corrupted as you can possibly be? Simple: You corrupt the corruption. Her encounter with Apophis left her with 'inverted Torment,' resulting in her being bizarrely friendly, at least by Earthbound standards.
- Realpolitik: She was created specifically to test the players' limits for their support for this.
- Savage Setpiece: She really does not want to fight with the player characters, as she believes they are the key to her revenge against Apophis and his minions. The only question is when the antics of her minions will make the player characters reach their Rage Breaking Point.
- Shout-Out: Her view on making others happy, including by allowing her thralls to commit ritual sacrifice in her name, is a reference to Brave New World's replacing of traditional views of mortality with 'happiness' and 'unhappiness'.
- This Is Unforgivable!: On some level, she's aware that she's much 'nicer' than the typical Earthbound, and that this is a direct result of her exposure to Apophis' corruption. She still wants to kill Apophis anyway, because regardless of the positives and negatives of the effects of the corruption, he still corrupted her.
- Token Heroic Orc: For a given value of 'heroic,' but she's a hell of a lot better than pretty much every other Earthbound. Justified due to the effects of Apophis' Corruption on her own Torment.
"I know your True Name. One word from me, and I will return you to a hell so small it will make your Reliquary seem like that hotel you are living in. I've made you beautiful, Alinduriel
. That means, I
The Archangel of Repentance, and one of the Angels that appeared to Caine following his committing of the First Murder. Loathing 'heathen' supernaturals and even willing to admit God's own role in having made them possible, she is seemingly only a passive observer of the situation in Starke... but surely an Archangel
has better things to do, right?
- Archangel Uriel: Natch, albeit a Gender Flipped version. Complete with being a foil to Lucifer.
- Hero Antagonist: Depending on your point of view, but definitely from the viewpoint of the Fallen and vampires.
- Humans Are Flawed: Fully acknowledges this, unlike many of her fellow angels who still blindly love humanity. It's because of this that she has never created an Imbued, believing that you don't send humans to do an angel's job.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of the "Blood on the Court" plotline.
- I Know Your True Name: Ada is not a Karma Houdini. She definitely did not get out of hell a second time with no strings attached, as Uriel revealed to Trish.
- Knight in Sour Armor: She acknowledges that God's Plan is flawed and that the world is falling apart. She remains loyal to the Heavenly Host anyway, because humans are just too damned stupid to help themselves, no matter what the other angels, especially Lucifer say to the contrary.
- Knight Templar: Even by the standards of the Heavenly Host, she's especially militant in her hatred of the Fallen, as well as vampires. And mummies.
- Light Is Not Good: Or Good Is Not Nice, depending on your point of view. She's an Archangel of the Heavenly Host, and yet she's resorted to some seriously underhanded tactics to achieve her own goals.
- Not So Different: From Lucifer, not that she will ever admit it. Unlike Gabriel and Raphael, she does not ignore the flaws of the Creator's Design, she acknowledges that Humans Are Flawed and that the World of Darkness absolutely is a Crapsack World and God isn't doing anything about it. Like Lucifer, she acknowledges that God made mistakes, and that God can't be counted on to fix them. Unlike Lucifer, she doesn't believe in subverting God's plan, but rather correcting it by working within the system, and certainly not by empowering humans, who would just take their gifts, abuse them, and then end up making everything worse.
- Secret Test of Character: Her revealing herself to Trish, after having heard so much about her from Raphael, involved one of these. She wanted to see if her dedication to her goal was so great that she would even be willing to defy those who gave her her powers in the first place. She succeeded beyond even what Uriel had suspected, but only confirmed everything she already believed about humans in the process.
"Yᴏᴜ ᴅᴇɴʏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʀᴏʟᴇ. Aɴᴅ ʏᴇᴛ, ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ Sᴀʙʙᴀᴛ ᴡʀᴇᴛᴄʜ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴜᴛ ᴅᴏᴡɴ, ʏᴏᴜ sᴇʀᴠᴇ ᴍᴇ. Iɴ ᴛɪᴍᴇ, ʏᴏᴜ ᴡɪʟʟ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ. Aɴᴅ I ᴡɪʟʟ ʙᴇ ᴡᴀɪᴛɪɴɢ."
An Earthbound Halaku bound to a golden, Venetian Carnevale mask. The former liege of Dumah (a.k.a. Laura Gray) when they were a part of the Ebon Legion, he came out of stasis following the death of his high priest at the hands of the Sabbat Inquisitors in Atlanta, and has been waging an asymmetric war against them up and down the Atlantic coast ever since... and he hasn't forgotten about the service of his former Dragon
, which he would very much like to have at his disposal once more.
- Arc Villain: Of the 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' plotline.
- Arch-Enemy: To Laura. He made her do unspeakably horrible things as her liege, and it wasn't until she had a human body, and therefore, the capacity to feel remorse for her actions, that she turned on him. And now that he knows she's out, Arioch wants her back. Badly.
- The Corruptor: A hallmark of the Earthbound. Somehow or another, he even got an Amkhat to serve him, apparently by tricking him into thinking that Arioch was somehow a 'herald' of Apophis.
- Evil vs. Evil: The only thing that has a worse reputation in Starke than the Earthbound is the Sabbat. It has been repeatedly made clear that hurting one side will only help the other throughout his plotline.
- Hero Killer: The boss fight against him went... badly, for players. Two player characters died against him, though one of them was saved with an Emergency Transformation.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first antagonist in a long time to result in character deaths that weren't planned ahead of time. The players' lucky streak with dice rolls came to a screeching halt against him.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Shortly after killing Laura, Ada and Marcus showed up. Xavier destroyed Arioch's reliquary the next turn, resulting in Ada devouring his soul.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The Sabbat thought they were doing a routine purge of infernalists. They had no idea what they were dealing with until empowered thralls started systematically dismantling their operations in Atlanta, and terrified survivors babbling about a 'golden mask' tipped them off to just how horribly they had underestimated their enemy.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was in stasis until the death of his high priest woke him up.
- The Villain Knows Where You Live: His presence in this world became known on Christmas 2018 when a wrapped present appeared on Laura's doorstep. Inside was an exact replica of the Cool Sword she used during the War of Heaven, right down to its status as an Infernal Relic (a sword that can wound and even kill Wraiths), and a simple, handwritten message: "Come home, Dumah."
Main Stage Characters
Characters who reached the 600 XP cap
Altair Ogram Ashkabaken
"Oh god... it's grape flavored!"
A Sefekhi who, unlike the rest of his dynasty, prefers to think, talk, and give people a chance. One of the original characters to come out of the old version of the server, Altair was the de facto leader of the Starke supernaturals who believed in working together for a long time, later taking the Seat of the Sword on the council. Half Wu Tian after joining with a phoenix spirit, he was by a good margin the deadliest character on the server until his retirement.
- Appeal to Force: He was chosen for the Seat of the Sword for a reason. Just the mere possibility of him coming after a somebody is enough to bring even the worst upstart to heel.
- Berserk Button: Harming innocents. You can come after him all you want. You can engage in any matter of brutality to anyone who deserves it. But the moment you hurt an innocent person, he will end you, and it will not be pretty.
- Blood Knight: Few characters in the game enjoy a good fight as much as he does.
- Came Back Strong: As with all Sefekhi, when his Tem'akh joined with him, he rampaged across the world until the Children of Osiris captured him, with far more scars on him than a man has the right to live through.
- Covered with Scars: So much that his Appearance is a 1.
- Deadpan Snarker: Delivers most of the snappy one-liners. Comes with 75% of the supernaturals being unable to kill him for good.
- The Dreaded: As the character with the highest XP in the game, having been in since the very beginning, and having a higher body count than pretty much all of the other player characters combined, even many of the NPCs in the game fear him. Any major antagonist that appears has since learned to neutralize him first.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: To say he (literally) went out with a bang would be a massive understatement.
- The Force Is Strong with This One: Thanks to his Khaibit, his presence is felt long before he can be seen. The downside is that this makes it all but impossible for him to sneak up on somebody, but those that know what it is and what it means are instantly terrified when they feel it.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Before joining with Ashkabaken, Altair was a medieval weapons restorations expert. Dying turned him into the absolute beasts that Sefekhi are, and his later joining with a Phoenix spirit made him even worse.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Ashkabaken threw himself into the Pit along with Hemhemti. He did this because he believed he belonged in there every bit as much as Hemhemti himself did.
- Klingon Promotion: He became the new King of Ur following Hemhemti's defeat.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Most of his ridiculous dice pools come from investing a ton of XP in Martial Arts.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's fast and he hits hard.
- Made of Iron: It takes a lot to punch through his soak dice.
- One-Winged Angel: He has two of these. First, a winged, Wreathed in Flames form, and second, as a Living Shadow.
- Roar Before Beating: He's belted out more than his fair share of bestial roars when the Initiative dice start flying. At least one mook soiled himself when he heard it.
- Scars Are Forever: When an Amenti resurrects, they revert to the form they initially had when they gained immortality, which means that even if the scars were to heal, they would return on his next resurrection.
- Sociopathic Hero: As with all Sefekhi. He's a Blood Knight Torture Technician whose level of brutality is on par with some of the worst antagonists this game has seen, and he's still one of the good guys.
- Torture Technician: His signature method? Dose someone with LSD, and then lock them in a sarcophagus. With live rats.
"A Technocracy recruiting message? ... That's ominous."
A Virtual Adept, Reality Hacker, and a talented artist, whose art also serves as one of her instruments. She believes that everything is an illusion and that Ascension is the way to see the 'code' of the world. Having made a tremendous impact since her arrival in the game, she was nearly unanimously voted to serve as the representative for her Chantry to the Starke Council.
- Action Girl: She used to be the quintessential Squishy Wizard. She ended up becoming the second highest XP character on the server with several Spheres at 5 dots, along with four dots of Martial Arts. Despite her being a Nice Girl, it's not a stretch to say that some people are more afraid of her than they are of Michael. She later became the first Mage player character on the server to achieve Ascension.
- The Archmage: First Mage player character in server history to reach Arete 6. She's universally recognized by the other characters - player, NPC, or otherwise - as one of the most powerful Virtual Adepts (and arguably Mystic Mage in general) alive because of it. Even the Technocrats have a grudging respect for her.
- Alice Allusion: Her Horizon Realm as an Archmage is very heavily influenced by Lewis Carroll's works.
- Battle Couple: With Michael. She even started studying the Forces Sphere with Michael, and has since applied it to complement his Lore of Flame.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Overlaps with Beware the Nice Ones. She started with Charisma 1 and is very soft-spoken and mild-mannered, but threaten one of her friends (especially her fellow Mages, or Michael) or say you're going to watch a video about an Earthbound that characters were warned in-character not to watch, and hold on to your hats.
- Character Development: She started off as a meek Shrinking Violet who was soft-spoken and even overlooked by those present, due to her mixture of a low Charisma rating and Arcane. She ended up becoming the leader of the Chantry, went on to become one of the founding members of the Council, and is quite possibly the single most respected player character (if not character in general) in the entire game.
- The Chosen One: To Frigga, the Norse Goddess of Motherhood. This is why she is the only human being left in the world who can successfully conceive a child with an angel or demon.
- Cool Big Sis: To Ada.
- Cute Owl: Overlaps with The Owl-Knowing One. Her Familiar, Hoot 2.0, is a magickal Artificial Intelligence, called a Construct, that lives in her smartphone. It's case is shaped like an owl. She also has an owl tattoo on her right ankle, courtesy of Gabriel that serves both to increase her luck (the Charmed Existence merit) and as a failsafe for her never to become a Nephandus.
- The Dark Arts: Played With. She's become a lot less shy about experimenting with magick other Mages would find taboo since her Ascension, but she's not a full-blown Evil Sorcerer, and would erase every Nephandi from existence in a heartbeat if she could. Her magnum opus involved turning the man she loved - a literal demon - into a full-blown Eldritch Abomination using a method initially pioneered by the original Nephandus but that she had personalized in such a way that it couldn't be mistaken for Qlippothic magic.
- Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: In-Universe example. Her artwork may come across as confusing in a way that's thought-provoking, but to her, they make perfect sense and are often much simpler than people realize. Invoked to her Bardic Gift merit.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A blonde, and one of the few unambiguously nice characters in the game.
- Insistent Terminology: Has taken to referring to the Fallen as 'fallen angels' rather than 'demons.' She does this to differentiate them from other beings that Mages also refer to as 'demons,' due to the very negative connotation the word 'demon' has in the World of Darkness, including (and perhaps especially) amongst Mages.
- Interspecies Romance: She's in a relationship with Michael Radcliffe, one of the Fallen. Reactions vary.
- Meganekko: She wears big glasses that magnify her eyes.
- Morality Pet: She's the reason Michael went from a nominally heroic Manipulative Bastard to an influential and valued member of Starke's inner circle.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Her Arete 6 Seeking involved her Avatar forcing her to confront her amnesia, and offered her several different possibilities as to her identity before her Awakening: Was she initially born a Technocrat, where she and Claire Weldon of all people used to be best of friends, and Social Processing left Joy borderline brain-damaged and Claire unable to remember Joy at all? Was Joy an Apocalypse Maiden born to a Nephandus, and was smuggled out by the few cultists who still had enough humanity left in them to feel sympathy for her? Were her parents both Archmages, who sent her back to earth to give her a normal life? Joy ultimately decided she could be any of these things, or none of them, and it wouldn't matter because it doesn't define who she is now. The result: She became the first Mage player character on the server to achieve Ascension.
- Off with His Head!: Shocked everyone in an entire scene when she used Correspondence and Matter to behead a sort of Risen. She did it by teleporting the head clean off of its shoulders, and reappear in her hand.
- Passing the Torch: Her last decision as the head of the Chantry was to name Gregory Handel as her replacement.
- The Quiet One: She had Charisma 1 at character creation and never went higher than Charisma 2, which was reflected by the fact that she was (usually) quiet and unassertive. After a few dots in Leadership, she lost the unassertiveness, but the quietness remained a defining part of her characterization.
- Secret Keeper: Joy and Michael were the only characters in the game up until their retirement who knew that Ada Hendricks is, in fact, Alinduriel, an Earthbound that player characters defeated previously. She has sworn not to tell another soul.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's not stupid, she knows full well who Michael is and what he's capable of. However, she's come to categorically reject the idea that demons (at least, the Fallen) are universally malevolent, and has even come to understand why Lucifer did what he did, and doesn't fault him for it, nor does she fault Michael for following him even to this day.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: She has Appearance 3, so she's already attractive, but give her some makeup, have her do her hair, give her a nice, form-fitting dress, and clean that damned paint off her skin, and heads in the room will turn. If she did this more regularly, she'd easily have Appearance 4.
- Supernatural Phone: Her phone is pure Magitek, and even houses her Familiar.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Literally. Despite being raised as a Christian, upon actually meeting Lucifer, she's come to fully understand and even sympathize with his reasons for doing what he did. Michael probably has something to do with that. More broadly, she categorically rejects the idea that the Fallen (and to a lesser extent, nightfolk more broadly) are all uniformly evil, and is quick to scold any Mage under her charge that disrespects them without reason.
- Ultimate Job Security: Her being offered the position of general manager of the Sapphire could very easily be labeled as blatant nepotism, but she's made so much money for the Sapphire that nobody who works there would dare say it out loud.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Downplayed. Snapping a picture of Michael as he was (unbeknownst to her, at the time) forming his first Pact caused him to pursue her. She then used Correspondence to reach the elevator faster, which triggered Michael's Awareness, leading him to discover mages, and set him on his current path. Later subverted; while Michael is indeed still pursuing his goal (with Joy's help), she's had just as much influence on him as he's had on her.
Michael Radcliffe / Naberius
"I'm a devil, Rasmir. Not the devil."
The former Assistant District Attorney of Bradford County, who later became the CEO of L&R, Incorporated
. Possessed by Naberius of House Namaru when his host's alcoholism and disillusionment with the criminal justice system drove him to nearly drink himself to death. He was unanimously voted by the rest of the city's Fallen to become Tyrant after he personally secured the Fallen's position in the Florida Panhandle, until he gave up everything - including his True Name and even his mortal host - to be with Joy, forever.
- Affably Evil: He's a demon. He makes no bones about it and no apologies for it, and if Lucifer asked, Michael would follow him into battle against God again without a second thought. Those who can earn his respect will always find him unfailingly polite, even friendly. Those who cross him won't find a hole deep enough where he can't find them.
- Affectionate Nickname: Joy calling him 'Mickael' isn't a typo; she even pronounces it like 'Mikhail.' To her, he is not Michael Radcliffe, and never could be. He's just someone wearing his body and using his brain to think. Coincidentally, that's the person she loves: Who he is now, not who he was, or even what he was.
- Amoral Attorney: Best shown when he was tapped by Trish to represent another Hunter who was facing trumped-up murder charges. She wanted him to do it secretly. He refused, stating that he would make sure that the Hunter knew damned well who and what was representing him, and that he would be in his debt afterward. And he wasn't talking about money.
- Ascended Demon: Joy's Ascension made this possible for him, and it became the way they could stay together forever. Naberius willingly gave up his mortal host, while Joy bound his very soul into her Horizon Realm, effectively making Naberius a Location Earthbound that exists outside of the usual laws of reality. This is only possible because Joy, as an Archmage, is effectively a Physical God within her Horizon Realm, and the laws of reality there are whatever she says they are.
- At Least I Admit It: Why out of all of the Heavenly Host, he despises the Messengers the most. Both the Fallen and the Messengers alter human souls, empowering them in the process, often at the cost of their sanity if not condemning them to early deaths. The Fallen did so originally to protect humanity from God's negligence, which is also true for the Messengers in the case of protecting humanity from vampires (whose existence is 100% God's fault), but the Messengers often especially include the Fallen in the list of things from which humans need protection. The way Michael sees it, the fact that not only do the Messengers not see any irony in this but they, unlike the Fallen, don't even have the courtesy to ask for permission first, makes them hypocrites of the worst sort.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: When he first became Tyrant, his stats were only marginally higher than the rest of his fellow Fallen player characters. After Altair's retirement, he had the most XP out of all of the player characters up until his own retirement, though his dots were (and still are) much more spread out than Altair's were, who was built almost entirely for combat.
- Battle Couple: With Joy. Her Spheres even perfectly complement his Lores in combat.
- Battle Trophy: Michael used to wear Gabriel Martinez's fang as a tie-clip, as well as kept his ashes on his mantlepiece, right under a portrait of Gabriel, his childe, and his grandchilde that he flipped upside-down so that Gabriel's head is pointed right at the urn. All this while Michael turned Gabriel's fortress-like hotel into his own personal money-making castle. The aforementioned fang was later repurposed into Joy's engagement ring.
- Becoming the Mask: His motivations for working with Joy were originally identical to that of his motivations for working with Madeline. Actually caring about her was never part of the plan, but of course, that's exactly what happened, with the two falling mutually in love.
- Berserk Button: Harming Joy. As Ivan Caine found out, pointing a gun at her, even as part of some 'test,' is a Big Red Button to him, and being his friend will not save you from his wrath.
- Big Brother Is Watching: Received a special Relic as a scene reward that allows him to use the two-dot Lore of the Firmament ability, Scry, without the need for a personal item, but only on those who are subservient to him in some way, at the cost of a point of Temporary Faith and being unable to do this more than once per scene, or more than three times per day.
- Bystander Syndrome: A direct result of becoming an Earthbound, that manifests as a customized flaw. Joy's Horizon Realm is absolutely utopian, and tailor made to be the 'perfect Reliquary' for him. Whereas most Earthbound are aware of what things like emotions, intellectual stimulation, and physical pleasure are, they can't actually experience these things as an Earthbound, and thus take temporary hosts and indulge in these things with wanton abandon, hence their 'Urge' mechanics. Naberius has the opposite problem; Joy's afforded him all the love and material comforts he could ever want, and thus he doesn't ever want to leave it unless Joy forces him to do so. The end result is him simply not caring about what happens in the 'real world' anymore, since it's no longer his own and Joy's is better anyway.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the worst in the game. It's even rubbed off on Joy.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: God offered to personally cleanse him of his Torment and allow him to return to heaven. Naberius told him where he could stick this offer, that he didn't regret a single thing he did and would do it all again if given the opportunity, and that Joy would grant him more freedom from Torment than reconciliation ever could. It wasn't a bluff.
- Eldritch Abomination: What he has become with Joy's help, even by Earthbound standards. His reliquary is itself an entire pocket dimension that is defined by the very idea that 'reality' as we know it is an illusion, and his Apocalyptic Form is a Mind Screw-inducing kaleidoscope of swirling illusions and a Giant Eye of Doom.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be an unrepentant demon, but his interactions with the Sabbat have thus far led him to believe that they're utter savages.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: In just one month from his introduction to the game, he went from a small-town prosecutor, to the Chief Operations Officer of a start-up law firm, to that law firm's CEO. Another few months later? He's the freaking Tyrant.
- Karma Houdini: Several characters were out for his head after he used them to form a Pact with a traumatized victim of the Sabbat. Not only has he gotten away with it since then, the few characters still in the game who remember this incident have all but completely forgiven him, and consider him a valuable ally.
- Karma Meter: His entire Torment score became screwed up because of Joy's experiments. He had to embrace his Torment completely, but Joy's laced her Horizon Realm - which doubles as Naberius' Reliquary - with pseudo-nodes that constantly reprocess his Torment into Paradox, and then into Quintessence, and finally back into Faith, keeping his 'effective' Permanent Torment rating at 3, instead of the 10 it should be at. The catch is that if he ever manifests outside of Joy's Horizon Realm for even a second, his rating steadily climbs until it reaches 10, no Temporary Torment required. He has to return to his Reliquary in order for it to reset.
- Heel Realization: He was playing fast and loose with Torment from the moment Randall reached Lore of the Forge 5 and became capable of Soul Forging, meaning Michael could finally make good on his threat to Theodore. Seeking 'long-sought revenge' is a sin in Demon: The Fallen, and he gained Torment. He kept gaining more right up until Valkyrie came back and nearly killed Joy, only for Manuel to push her out of the way. Nearly losing Joy and being indirectly responsible for Manuel's death and following yet another failed degeneration check as Randall carried Michael's sentence out, had Michael realize that he was going off the deep end and that he needed to get a grip on his Torment, lest he lose everyone and everything he cared about and worked so hard to attain.
- I Gave My Word: Cites this as the reason why he cared about helping Penelope and Lusciana, despite it (at the time) having no obvious benefit to himself. Michael may be a borderline sociopath, but like any Devil, when he makes a promise, he will move heaven and earth to keep it.
- Interspecies Romance: In the sense that the Fallen weren't originally human, even if they've since become more human by taking on a human host, but he's in a romantic relationship with Joy Livingstone, a Mage. Reactions vary.
- Ironic Name: He's painfully aware of the fact that his host shares a name with the Archangel Michael, and has lampshaded this on numerous occasions.
- Manipulative Bastard: One of his first major scenes involved him intentionally splitting up the party, to get him alone with a traumatized victim in order to exploit her desire to feel safe again for a new Pact. He's gotten much less underhanded since then, but he's still no less manipulative, and his dots reflect this.
- Monument of Humiliation and Defeat: Michael is living in Gabriel Martinez's old penthouse, in the hotel he used as his base of operations. He reopened the bar and the restaurant on the ground floors, which he named "Alexander's Last Drink" and "Claudia's Grill and Buffet," whose signature dish is a cut of a shoulder steak. The names refer to Alexander's One Last Smoke and how Claudia died. Alexander and Claudia were Gabriel's childe and grandchilde respectively.
- Moral Sociopathy: He fully admits that his motivations for helping Starke are more selfish than selfless. If it weren't for Joy, his worst tendencies would be a lot more prevalent.
- More Friends, More Benefits: One of his contacts is Antonin Demeskin, the Camarilla Prince of Jacksonville. This is the result of multiple scenes in which Michael has helped Antonin, either directly or indirectly, and Antonin recognizing Michael as being the Demon equivalent of a Prince, and deciding that the Fallen were more useful as allies than as enemies... though he still keeps them at arm's length, for obvious reasons.
- Nominal Hero: Michael almost never helps anybody except Joy for free (much to Trish's frustration), and any time he does anything, there's always some kind of angle to it. The only reason his Torment is in check is that he never personally engages in brutality (leaving that to either his Court or to Altair). Gotten worse since he's become an Earthbound; now he considers 'the real world' to no longer be his problem, and only helps because Joy forces him to do so.
- Passing the Torch: He named Ada Hendricks as his successor as Tyrant. To a lesser extent, he also named Phoebe Wilders, Gwen's former ghoul, as his replacement as CEO of L&R, though Michael is still officially the Chairman of the Board and the majority shareholder.
- Pragmatic Villainy: His original motivation for working with Starke. It was the perfect location to continue his mission, and making nice with the others all but guaranteed none of the Fallen's typical enemies, such as the Earthbound, or more fanatical Hunters, would be in much of a position to stop him. He has since had much more of a HeelFace Turn, working more in earnest to preserve the peace in Starke, even if he worries that it's been doomed to failure from the start.
- Secret Keeper:
- He and Joy were the only two people in the game up until their retirement who know that Ada is in fact Alinduriel. He has strictly forbidden Ada from telling anyone else about this, especially not Karen or Reggie, out of fear that this could cause the Court to collapse.
- He's also fully aware that Laura is, in fact, Dumah, with all that entails. He's ordered her to keep it a secret, and said that if it ever got out, he won't be able to protect her.
- Sympathy for the Devil: He can't bring himself to hate the Earthbound, knowing that he very easily could have been one, himself. It's a bit more ambiguous with the Technocratic Union; he can't fault them for wanting to work within the Consensus, and he believes that if they ever advertised the fact that they wanted to weaponize it to erase God from existence, at least half of the Fallen would be asking where they can sign up. It's just too bad about the whole Fantastic Racism thing.
- That Man Is Dead: Altair tried to appeal to his love for humanity to convince him of his own accord to want to save the Tellurian. Naberius invoked this quote verbatim, calling Michael 'pathetic' and saying that Michael's psyche no longer clouds his vision.
- Undying Loyalty: To Lucifer. The only reason Michael isn't a Luciferan is that he's come to believe that his time is better spent persuing (what he believes to be) Lucifer's actual goals as a Faustian, rather than wasting time trying to track down Lucifer himself.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Having been personally involved in the Grand Experiment, Michael believes that Mages, as they exist today, were the intended final product of Lucifer's attempt to weaponize human Faith against God. He thus shares many of the Traditions' goal of a Mass Ascension... so that he can then finish what Lucifer started.
- Villains Never Lie: For a given value of 'villain,' given that he's much more of a Nominal Hero, but every time he's ever engaged in any form of deception, it has always taken the form of Exact Words, Metaphorically True, or You Didn't Ask. Never once has he flat-out lied. This is reflected by his only having one dot of Subterfuge.
Laura Gray / Dumah
"...I never want to go back to what I once was. But sometimes I feel like I can't escape it. I still wield the sword he gave me."
A Halaku in possession of a freelance journalist, who fell into a manic depression over the murder of her boyfriend. A Reconciler
who wishes to atone for her sins as a servant of Arioch, the Butcher of Babylon
, she nevertheless acknowledges the utility of the Infernal Court and recognizes it as a necessary evil. Despite her misgivings, she's served the Court well enough to have been a shoe-in for the position of Minister of Dust. She has since become the first Demon character on the server to achieve Reconciliation.
- Action Girl: She's learned how to use her sword quite well since appearing in this world.
- Ambadassador: She's the Minister of Dust for the Starke Infernal Court. Normally, this would mean she primarily deals with issues relating to mortals. In Starke, this makes her the Infernal Court's representative to the other supernaturals as well.
- And I Must Scream: Perfeclty capable of inflicting this on somebody, by use of the 'Prison of Flesh' ritual. Alternatively, this same ritual can be used to create Risen.
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: She became the firsts player character in server history to achieve Reconciliation. This was only possible because she was already Permanent Torment 2 when Arioch killed her host, and then Laura's player made the deliberate choice not to seek a new Host, and instead to perform a Heroic Sacrifice to try to give the other players a chance to defeat Arioch once and for all. This instantly provided her with justification with Permanent Torment 1, and since she met all of the other prerequisites for Reconciliation too, Laura later woke up not in the Abyss, but in heaven.
- The Atoner: She's a Reconciler. She'd like to atone for her betrayal during the Fall and return to the Heavenly Host, and makes no real secret of this. She'd later fittingly become the first player character on the server to Reconcile.
- Bad Powers, Good People: The Halaku have some of the darker powers in Demon: The Fallen, but she's one of the least evil Halaku you'll ever meet.
- Black Swords Are Better: Her Spirit Sword, which can wound Wraiths. Arioch had an exact replica of the one she used during the war made for her, and was given to her as her player's Christmas present.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Even by Fallen standards. During the War, she was The Dragon to Arioch, now an Earthbound active in Atlanta, and he wants her back, badly. Her past coming to light would immediately call her loyalty into question, given her actions during the war as his personal assassin.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She's only ever opened up to three people about who she is, after deciding she trusted them enough: Michael, Sig, and Trish.
- The Dragon: Formerly, to Arioch. Her status as this was well-known during the war, hence why she has the Infamy and Collaborator flaws. If her Celestial Name ever became public knowledge, all it would take is one successful Legacy roll to tank her standing with the Court until she did something to lose the flaws.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: A pale girl with an Angel of Death living inside of her and pals around with ghosts.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Performed one to give the other P Cs a fighting chance against Arioch. It was this act that gave her justification for Permanent Torment 1, and with it, the chance to Reconcile.
- Hot Scoop: She's a journalist with three dots in Appearance.
- I Did What I Had to Do: How she reconciles the position of being a Reconciler with serving the Infernal Court. She wants to rejoin the Heavenly Host, but she also understands that in the interim, the Court is a necessary evil, and she'd be much worse off without it despite her misgivings.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Her boyfriend, whose death drove Laura into depression and made her susceptible to possession. Ironically, that boyfriend stuck around as a Wraith, only to watch helplessly as his former girlfriend (and current fetter) get possessed by a demon fully capable of ordering him around (or worse) if she so desired. Needless to say, he is not happy about it.
- Intrepid Reporter: Doesn't get much more intrepid than a ghost-summoning, demon-possessed, sword-wielding journalist.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She has the Icy Demeanor flaw, which can make her come off as cold and unfriendly at best and just plain mean at worst. This hasn't stopped her from making friends, opening up to others who manage to gain her trust, and from her serving the Infernal Court with loyalty. ... mostly.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Undoubtedly the Token Good Teammate of the Infernal Court, who was also the first Demon PC not to have been Killed Offscreen.
Deceased or Retired Player Characters
"My life for yours."
Formerly a Hunter who had come to the United Stated from Scotland to escape Sadriel
, Elliott, in his desperation to defeat the monsters that had plagued him throughout his entire life, formed a Pact with Xavier Sanders of the Infernal Court, dedicating his life to the very type of monster he had sworn to hunt. Later sacrificing his life to protect Xavier while fighting Arioch, it was this act that impressed Sadriel's own servants enough to embrace him into the Baali.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: To the Baali, a thrall sacrificing their life for their master is the height of honor. Without even being ordered to by Sadriel, Andras, her most powerful thrall, scooped up Elliott's charred body, fed it a bit of vitae to ensure Elliott wouldn't die, and put him through the embracing ritual. In doing so, Elliott went from a hunter to the most hated type of his most hated type of supernatural.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Elliott went from being a fairly attractive, if grizzled veteran to a monstrous abomination with an effective Appearance rating of 0, after Xavier's extensive modifications with the Lore of the Flesh.
- Combat Pragmatist: Invoked. He's mastered the Dirty Fighting style, complete with a particularly nasty Groin Attack... with more than five dots of strength.
- FaceHeel Turn: From the perspective of the Hunters, you can't turn much harder than he did.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He had plenty of these even before forming the Pact with Xavier. Afterwards, however...
- Hulking Out: Xavier gave him this ability in the form of one of his Apocalyptic Traits as a part of their Pact.
- Humanoid Abomination: As a result of his extensive modifications with the Lore of the Flesh, and his embrace.
- Irony: He moved to the United States to escape Sadriel. Sadriel ends up in the United States for entirely unrelated reasons, resulting in Elliott being embraced as a Baali by one of Sadriel's own thralls.
- Mind Rape: In addition to both of the Clan Disciplines of the Baali that allow for this, Elliott has access to the Path of Phobos, a Dark Thaumaturgy path centered around fear and nightmares.
- Testosterone Poisoning: A result of Xavier using the fifth dot of Lore of the Flesh to push his Strength above 5. He now looks like The Incredible Hulk, only even more monstrous.
- That Man Is Dead: Elliott makes no pretense that he is anything even resembling the man he was before his Pact with Xavier, much less before his embrace, nor does he make any apologies for it.
- Undying Loyalty: Justified. After his Embrace, he embraced the Path of Evil Revelations, which preaches Blind Obedience to your demonic patron above all else. It was because he demonstrated this even before embracing the Path that Andras decided he was worthy of the embrace.
"Well some people don't seem to think at all, so why do they exist?"
The developer of the R3 Augmented Reality operating system, Deston Daley is a Void Engineer who was reassigned to a top-secret mission at the Gainesville symposium. Jim's partner, Deston's technological expertise perfectly complement Jim's combat training and field expertise.
- The Comically Serious:
"Agent Lombardi supplied with necessary beverage request. Note: Supply of Cherry Erg-Cola
- The Cracker: You won't find many better hackers among the Void Engineers. He could easily compete with hackers from New World Order or Iteration X.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Played with. Jim and Deston literally live together and they work together on all missions given to them by the Technocracy (to great effect), but their actual relationship remains strictly professional.
- Humble Hero: Tried to give most of the credit for their successful mission against Threat Null to Jim. Jim wouldn't have it.
- Hollywood Hacking: Justified. The Data Sphere allows this via the use of a Magical Computer.
- Secret Test of Character: He feared Jim was compromised by V.V. during their first interactions. Thankfully, the opposite proved to be true; he converted her.
- We Do the Impossible: Within the few short months he's been in the game, he and Jim patched the Veil, recruited V.V. into the Technocracy (which, to them, was hitting the jackpot), collected countless data on several RDs in Starke and Jacksonville, and led a team against Threat Null with zero casualties and zero injuries (at least, among the Technocrats; there were a few injuries among the Reality Deviants). This did not go unnoticed by their superiors, earning both Jim and Deston the Rising Star merit.
The Redcap owner of Wynnhurst Farms. The Changeling who has been in the game the longest, he's both known and feared throughout north-central Florida as a monster that eats
those unfortunate enough to cross his path, a reputation he's built up on purpose in order to keep his loved ones safe.
- An Ax To Grind: His ax, Warfetter. It's huge.
- Hulking Out: His Fae Mein causes him to grow in size and muscle mass, and gives him such a Nightmare Face that one could be forgiven for mistaking him for a Fera or a Tzimisce.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Comes with the Redcap territory. At least he's nice enough not to eat his victims alive...
- Kavorka Man: Despite being what he is, Daphne is the mother of his children, and Melora practically threw herself at him at first sight.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a real ass, especially towards those with a high Banality rating, but beneath that rough exterior is a loving and dedicated father.
- Hidden Elf Village: Wynnhurst Farms counts, being hidden from anyone who doesn't know exactly how to find it, having several Changelings who live there, and being completely self-sustaining. Given what kind of Crapsack World he lives in, it's more than justified.
- Lean and Mean: Parodixically, his mortal seeming is described as being underweight, lean, and wiry compared to the monstrous Fae Mein he has.
- Man in a Kilt: Worn completely unironically, too.
- The Nicknamer: He's got a name for everyone. Some are more flattering than others.
- Nightmare Face: His Fae Mein is Covered with Scars and has More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
- Papa Wolf: Do not mess with his family. Especially not his kids.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: His Fae Mein is decorated with bones.
"Nobody is completely hopeless, Manuel. Everyone has the chance to find peace - the only obstacle is time, in my experience."
A private psychiatrist, and a devoutly religious Redeemer for the Imbued. The Heart
of the team, without him, the Division likely never would have survived the infighting caused by Grey Eye and Geoff's feud. Formerly the Imbued Throne holder after Grey Eye's retirement, he himself stepped down to focus on his practice as a psychiatrist, and mentoring the newer Imbued.
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: He actually uses 'Insinuate', an ability that's supposed to remind a supernatural what it's like to be mortal (which can be an incredibly traumatizing experience depending on the type of supernatural), for therapeutic purposes.
- Friendly Enemy: To Michael. Despite Michael being everything Alaric is supposed to hate (an actual demon and unrepentant follower of Lucifer in a position of power and influence over mortals, which he uses to great effect and with no remorse), Alaric has taken great pains to try to understand him and the other Fallen, out of the belief that they can be redeemed and forgiven in the eyes of God. Despite this, he can and will work against them when given reason... such as a premonition from Uriel.
- The Heart: Despite being one of the younger Imbued of the Division, he's without a doubt of the main things holding it together.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He gave his own life to destroy Adrian once and for all, seeing Adrian as his own responsibility.
- Kirk Summation: Delivers a truly epic one to Adrian Payne, overlapping with a Patrick Stewart Speech.
"But yet, you decry me - you call me nothing more than mortal... as if I ever wished to be something more. As if I ever needed to be anything more than that. For being mortal is to be everything
- it is to experience all the potential that one ever can; to climb higher, to fall farther...to learn. Whatever you are now... whatever you've done
to achieve... this
." :He gestures to Adrian with his free hand.: "You have divorced yourself from that
. And so you will never learn. Never grow... never know anything of what makes life worth living... or preserving. So I may be a mortal. But at least I still have the ability to be better than you. To learn from my mistakes, and yours
- Real Men Love Jesus: Devoutly religious, and takes every opportunity presented to him to preach.
- Religious Bruiser: Make no mistake; despite being a Redeemer (one of the Imbued Creeds least likely to resort to violence) and a devout Christian, the amount of damage he's capable of doing with Conviction-dumped Edges like Cleave is out of this world, and he has the combat-related Abilities and Attributes to do it.
- Sanity Slippage: Like all Hunters, he eventually started growing paranoid and megalomaniacal. Unlike other Hunters, he was very, very good at hiding it.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Red hair, green eyes, and the The Heart of the Imbued PCs.
- There Are No Therapists: Averting this for the Imbued was one of the main reasons why he, as a character, exists.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: His death did not go over well with his fellow Hunters. Even Michael was genuinely saddened to hear of his passing.
- We ARE Struggling Together: The fact that he's very good at giving these speeches is probably the reason the Division didn't collapse before it could ever get off the ground, when Grey Eye and Geoff were fighting.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: As a Redeemer, it's pretty much his job to give these speeches.
Asad Hakeem Em Rameses
Formerly an Assamite, Asad Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence
after being killed by the Assamite Blood Curse when he attempted to diablerize a Sabbat Lasombra. He's now a personal representative of Isis' will on Earth.
- Back from the Dead: Back from Final Death, even.
- Death Equals Redemption: He was a borderline Ax-Crazy Assamite who committed diablerie the first chance he got. The Balance redeemed him postmortem, and now acts as a very, very tight leash that did indeed make him a better person all around.
- God Was My Copilot: The Blood Curse should have killed him, and indeed, it did. Isis, who saw just how integral a role he would play in Starke, personally intervened to have him reborn as a Mesektet.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. During the Umbral Storm, Asad had been entrusted with pooling all the energy from all the different people to discharge all of it at the storm at once. He had the choice to either redirect any potential backlash at the environment, or himself. Without hesitation he decided to absorb all of it by himself, knowing that it could have sent him into a Death Cycle.
- Karma Houdini: Diablerie is considered a crime worse than murder to vampires (at least, to the Camarilla). The Blood Curse nearly had him meet Final Death. Isis made the calculation that his soul could still be saved. She was right.
- Macguffin Delivery Service: He was entrusted by Isis to retrieve a 'magical stone.' Unbeknownst to him at the time, this was one of three pieces of a Gaia Spirit that was desperately needed to heal a wound caused by Apophis. Who had the other two? Lucifer. Who had given his to Michael.
- Not Afraid to Die: He already did twice, after all. Somewhat Justified in that Amenti can't permanently die (except under very specific circumstances), but death is by no means pleasant for them, either.
- Star Power: He can create sunlight. He's walking kryptonite to his own former kind.
"MOTHERFUCKERS THREW A GOD DAMNED TRUCK AT ME!"
A Wu Feng, and a internationally-published rap artist. Having been raised in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Brooklyn, he grew up believing that the violence he'd seen all throughout his life can end, which is heavily reflected in his lyrics. It wasn't until he accepted a drink from a certain Wu Tian that his life changed forever.
- Hero Does Public Service: He knows what it's like to grow up with nothing. When the other player characters need someone to headline a fundraiser for charitable causes, especially those that benefit the poor (and thus hinder the efforts of less scrupulous supernaturals preying on the poor or the homless populations), he's one of the first people they call, along with Hayden.
- Memento Macguffin: His jade necklace, given to him by Ren Xun.
- Morality Ballad: He grew up dodging bullets and trying in vain to broker peace between street gangs in Brooklyn. A lot of his songs are all about how peace on the streets is possible and worth fighting for.
- Screwed by the Network: In-Universe example. He has the Enemy flaw, and his enemy is an executive of his former record label - which also happens to be a Pentex subsidiary - vindictively trying to kill his rap career over him switching labels, with varying degrees of success. When that doesn't work, he hires teams of hitmen.
- Took a Level in Badass: Several. He went from a poor kid growing up on the streets of Brooklyn to an internationally-famous, super-empowered rap artist.
- Touched by Vorlons: Became Wu Feng by accepting a drink from Ren Xun while on tour in China.
Xavier Sanders / Zeraphiel
"You are my children. My soldiers. My followers. And just like me, you have lost something. Daniel has already proven himself, and all of you know the invaluable gifts I bestowed him with."
A terminally ill 13 year old boy, possessed by a member of House Rabisu after being driven into a depression over knowing that he'll be lucky to live past the age of thirty. A member of the Ministry of Aurochs, he was determined to re-learn his own Lore of the Flesh, in order to save his own host's life.
- Creepy Child: Even moreso than Ada, whose more evil tendencies are Played for Laughs (until they aren't). He's still one chronologically, but eventually he was able to artificially hasten his growth with Lores.
- Cult: He's amassed a following of cultists who worship him as a living deity.
- Deliberately Cute Child: Just because he isn't actually an innocent child doesn't mean he doesn't know how to play the part of one.
- Enfant Terrible: Spend more than a few minutes with him and it will become strikingly clear that he is not your typical 13 year old boy.
- Ill Boy: He's been diagnosed with cystic fibrosisnote . Luckily for him, Lore of the Flesh can cure it at four dots. Unluckily for him, this manifests as a flaw that severely cripples him in combat, and he occasionally has to use Lore of the Flesh to purge phlegm from his throat. Eventually cured himself once he reached Lore of the Flesh 4.
- Kneel Before Zod: He barely said more than a few sentences before be knelt before Michael and pledged his Undying Loyalty. Michael was noticeably taken aback by this display.
- Reality Ensues: He's a terminally ill minor who ran off to go form his own cult and join a group of demons who are all (mostly) possessing adults. This is why he has the "Wanted by Law Enforcement" flaw, not because he's suspected of a crime (unless you count running away from home), but because he's one confirmed sighting away from an AMBER Alert being issued for him.
- Sweet Tooth: The last bit of Xavier's personality that Zeraphiel didn't completely overrite is Xavier's love of junk food. And without any adult supervision, he can give himself type-2 diabetes to go with his cystic fibrosis to his heart's content.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Skittles.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Just read his quote.
- Uncanny Valley: In-Universe example. Boosting his Attributes to 5 with Lore of the Flesh eventually gave him the Uncanny flaw, because a 13 year old kid just shouldn't have Testosterone Poisoning. Even after hastening his growth, he still looks off.