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A list of characters from MoringMark's Ship War AU fan comic, along with tropes that apply to them.

Elizabeth Butterfly

Star and Marco's daughter from the future of a timeline where Marco marries Star. She came back in time to resolve some unidentified anomaly in the space-time continuum that Future Glossaryck warned her about. She passes herself off as another one of the Diaz family's exchange students, going by the name Elizabeth Karatentence, though she later becomes Jackie's roommate to avoid the risk of Star discovering her identity.

Elizabeth is a main character in MoringMark’s SVTFOE Metaverse, appearing as a security guard in the Citadel of Starco.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: She wields one, and used it to slice a bank robbery getaway car clean in half.
  • Action Girl: Like every other queen and princess of the Butterfly lineage.
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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: While she loves them all the same, Elizabeth considers Star and Marco to be this in regards to their obsession with Love Sentence, with Star even giving her a haircut to resemble the style of Justin Towers.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Her Chronic Hero Syndrome gives her a tendency to do this fairly frequently.
  • Bully Hunter: Elizabeth apparently wakes up early in the morning to fight bullies.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the Citadel of Starco.
  • Cain and Abel: Elizabeth and Jam are trying to bring about their own ideal timelines while accomplishing their respective missions in the past, and that comes at the risk of each other's existence.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Elizabeth can’t seem to stop being a hero.
    • She nearly blows her cover in front of Star by saving a kid's life and thwarting a bank robbery just before Star was about to.
    • Elizabeth skips breakfast at Jackie's house in favor of going out and fighting bullies.
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    • A newspaper article shows her saving lives at an auto exhibition à la Superman on the cover of Action Comics #1.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She can be pretty sarcastic at times. Even when her hand is fading in and out of existence, she finds the time to make a quip about it.
  • Facial Markings: Hers are in the shape of a fleur-de-lis. The cheek marks being mistaken for resembling corn stalks is supposedly an in-universe Running Gag, but an actual joke about it has yet to be made in the comics.
  • Friendly Enemy: Elizabeth tries to be this with Jam, but the latter is too paranoid and distrustful to let her get close, even after Jackie convinces him to make peace with her.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half human from Marco, half Mewman from Star. Which might be the answer to her apparent inability to cast spells without her wand.
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  • God Guise: Elizabeth passes herself off as the Blood Moon when trying to give Star some comforting words of advice about dealing with her unrequited love for Marco.
  • Heroic BSoD: She goes into one at the Love Sentence quiz show when Jam declares war on her existence and she comes to the startling realization that her timeline ceasing to be is a very real possibility.
  • Hybrid Power: Sadly averted. Elizabeth's being half human doesn't make her more powerful than her ancestors, but weaker than them.
  • Important Haircut: Chops off her Rapunzel Hair after Jam gives her a pep talk regarding her inability to use magic.
  • Informed Attribute: Elizabeth's fleur-de-lis cheek marks being mistaken for corn stalks is allegedly an in-universe Running Gag as stated in the All There in the Manual post, but an actual joke about it has yet to be made in the comics.
  • Kid from the Future: Star and Marco's, to be specific.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Elizabeth comes up with her fake last name—"Karatentence"—by looking at posters for a Mackie Hand movie and Love Sentence.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: The story begins with Elizabeth interrupting Jackie and Marco’s date to pull this on Marco, and Star later finds out that Elizabeth is her daughter when Ruberiot blabs about it on Song Day to all of Mewni.
  • Magic Knight: She is proficient both in magic like her mother and in swordsmanship like her father.
  • Magic Versus Science: Elizabeth is the Magic to Jam’s Science.
  • Moment Killer: The story begins with her interrupting what was supposed to be Marco and Jackie's First Kiss by blasting magic between their faces and implicitly calling Marco her father.
  • Mythology Gag: Elizabeth's means of traveling through time is the giant hamster-drawn carousel made from the Wheel of Progress that Star and Marco used to time travel in the Deep Trouble comics.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jackie, whose high school love life is literally a threat to Elizabeth's very existence. Furthermore, Elizabeth is living proof of the potential that Jackie's beloved boyfriend could leave her for a girl that she's already jealous and resentful of. That doesn't stop them from getting along together, and Jackie even calls herself Elizabeth's sidekick in fighting bullies.
  • Oh, Crap!: Elizabeth tends to have this reaction whenever she comes close to blowing her cover to Star, and when Ruberiot actually does blow her cover in song form to all of Mewni, including Star.
    • Elizabeth and Jam both have an Oh, Crap! moment along with an awkward half-sibling hug when Star's dark magic blast is about to destroy the billboard they were standing on.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to her parents and to Jam.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Elizabeth's fleur-de-lis Facial Markings that would otherwise give away her identity as a member of the royal Butterfly family are barely obscured by the rims of Marco's psychologist glasses.
  • Properly Paranoid: Her fears that helping the Magic High Commission with Retroactive Preparation to storm Ludo's hideout might change the timeline for the worse are proven correct when Toffee possesses Moon's body rather than Ludo's.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She wears Dr. Marco PhD’s psychologist glasses as part of her disguise.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After foiling a bank robbery and saving a little kid from getting run over by using magic, Elizabeth is confronted by Star. She immediately summons Cloudy and gets out before Star can ask her any more questions.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Starco, understandably.
  • Spit Take: Elizabeth does one with a bowl of cereal when she learns from Jackie that Marco had told her that he was going to be spending the night doing homework, when he was actually going to Star's Song Day party… on Jam, much to his disgust.
  • Stock "Yuck!": She protests to Marco serving broccoli with her pancakes for breakfast.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Elizabeth is pretty much Star, with a slightly different hairstyle that resembles Justin Towers’, her cheek marks being fleur-de-lis instead of hearts, and Marco's hair color.
  • Sweet Tooth: Elizabeth tries to take advantage of Marco's absence while he and Star are attending the Song Day festival to steal some of his Captain Blanche's Sugar Seed Cereal, similar to her mother.
  • Take a Third Option: She tries to find a solution that will allow both her and Jam to exist while solving both their problems, but Jam's hesitant to trust her.
  • Time Crash: Elizabeth's reason for going to the past is to deal with some temporal anomaly that Future Glossaryck told her about and prevent this from happening.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: Elizabeth used her future knowledge to get a winning lottery ticket. She ends up having to split the money with Jam, who had the same idea.
  • Tranquil Fury: When a bear is chomping on her leg as she sleeps outside, and later when she's forced to sleep over at Jackie's house, all Elizabeth can do is cross her arms and frown.
  • Twitchy Eye: Her reaction to the sudden appearance of the Marcapoo daughter in the non-canon page.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: While it's easy to be this when your mother is Star Butterfly, Elizabeth also manages to be this to her version of Marco, who is as goofy and obsessed with Love Sentence as Star is and exasperates Elizabeth with his obsession just as much. Averted with the present day Marco, who is the Only Sane Man to his future kids’ antics.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her wand and her sword.

Jam Diaz

Marco and Jackie's son from the future of a timeline where Earth is a wasteland ravaged by monsters who came from an event called the Stapocalypse. He travelled to the past in order to prevent the Stapocalypse, but soon gets preoccupied with making sure he continues to exist by getting his parents together. He enrolls into Echo Creek Academy under the name Jam Doe.
  • Anti-Magic: Subverted with his laser gun; he has the word magic written on it with a "no" symbol over it, but Word of God confirms that the weapon doesn't actually have Anti-Magic properties and Jam just drew that on it.
  • Bad Future: The timeline he comes from is one. An event called the "Stapocalypse" happened, which caused Earth to be flooded by monsters, which quickly turned the planet into a hostile wasteland. Marco and Jackie are actually dead, and he seems to be willing to sacrifice his existence just to make sure such a thing doesn't happen and his parents remain alive.
  • Big Eater: At breakfast, Jam requests "like, twelve more of this food called pancake," likely because food is scarce in his timeline.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: When he throws a grenade at Moon!Toffee's face, his idea for a one-liner is, “Surprise, you big dummy head.”
  • Cain and Abel: Elizabeth and Jam are trying to bring about their own ideal timelines while accomplishing their respective missions in the past, and that comes at the risk of each other's existence.
  • Chick Magnet: He takes after Marco in this regard, managing to woo the majority of Ms. Skullnick's class with a single gaze.
  • The Comically Serious: Jam is often straight-faced and serious in the most silly and/or mundane of situations.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Like his mother, Jam apparently keeps a skateboard and helmet on his person at all times.
  • Creepy Child: When he was younger, he casually threw a bunch of (non-poisonous) scorpions on kids that were bullying him without changing his default deadpan expression.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Marco made a Heroic Sacrifice to save Jam's life, and Jackie is also dead in Jam's timeline.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Although he still has some animosity with Elizabeth, Jackie persuades Jam to be less harsh on Elizabeth and to keep in mind that she’s his half-sister.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Jam defiantly throws rocks at Toffee-Moon after the latter destroys his laser blaster, before eventually lobbing a grenade.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Justin Armberg is among the classmates who fall for Jam.
  • Fun with Acronyms: His name is an acronym for Jackie and Marco, which they apparently had to come up with on short notice because of the urgency of the Stapocalypse.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: He wields a futuristic laser blaster.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Twice in regards to his name.
    • When Elizabeth's Line-of-Sight Name gives her the surname Karatentence, Jam, whose alias is Jam Doe, thinks it's ridiculous.
    • His reaction Elizabeth telling the Magic High Commission that Toffee is the Man Behind the Man to Ludo is to question why someone would name their kid after food.
  • Kid from the Future: Jackie and Marco's son.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Or rather, Like Mother, Like Son. Jam keeps a skateboard and helmet on his person in any scenario, just like Jackie.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Jam introduces himself by shooting a laser at Elizabeth when she’s interrupting Marco and Jackie’s date and telling her to stay away from his parents.
  • Magic Versus Science: Jam uses futuristic technology and has a "no magic" symbol on his laser gun, while Elizabeth is a magical princess.
  • Noodle Incident: How he got the scar over his eye is not yet elaborated on beyond him angrily telling Elizabeth that it's a consequence of the last time he trusted someone.
  • Not So Above It All: Jam has plenty of these moments.
    • He bickers with Elizabeth and participates in challenges with her, including a literal Mid-Battle Tea Break.
    • He has as much knowledge on Love Sentence trivia as Elizabeth, due to having only Love Sentence magazines to read for entertainment while in the wasteland.
    • Like Elizabeth, Jam also decided to engage in Time Travel for Fun and Profit by winning the lottery.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • When Marco tells him that his first day at school was completely the opposite of staying under the radar, Jam solemnly apologizes and can be seen with tears in his eyes, upset at having disappointed his father.
    • After getting put in a timeout corner at Sensei Brantley's birthday party, Janna gives him a slice of birthday cake and he tears up in happiness upon tasting it.
    • He ends up blowing a fuse and yelling at Marco and Jackie to make up after Marco gets Mistaken for Cheating with Star.
  • Older Than They Look: Downplayed. He can pass himself off as a fourteen-year-old to enroll in Ms. Skullnick's class, but he's actually sixteen.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Jam's goal as the comic begins is to prevent the Stapocalypse.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Jarco, though he considers stepping out of Elizabeth's way and allowing Starco to happen if only to avert the Stapocalypse in the Jarco timeline.
  • Shout-Out: Jam's means of time travel is Blendin Blandin's time tape.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Jackie and Jam are understandably squicked when the announcer at the Love Sentence quiz show mistakenly assumes that they are a couple.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Jam is basically Marco with slightly ruffled hair, with his mother's eyes, and streak of teal hair.
  • Teen Genius: He apparently built a working death ray for science class, which a newspaper reported on.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: Jam used his future knowledge to get a winning lottery ticket. He ends up having to split the money with Elizabeth, who had the same idea.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Jackie's seashell necklace, in which he keeps a photo of Marco and Jackie holding him as a baby.
  • Weapon of Choice: His laser blaster, on which he scribbled a "no magic" symbol.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: This is how he gets the class to fall for him.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Jam's reaction to Elizabeth telling the Magic High Commission that Toffee is the Man Behind the Man to Ludo is to question who would name their kid after food.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He inherited Jackie's sea-green stripe in his hair.

Future Glossaryck

Sir Glossaryck of Terms from the future of Elizabeth's timeline. He is the one who sent her on a mission to resolve some temporal anomaly in the past.
  • Ass Shove: His third head representing an unlikely timeline where Janna and Marco get together is smaller than the other two and is located in the "backseat."
  • Magitek: The Book of Spells he is bound to has been converted into a tablet device with the pages stored as files.
  • Multiple Head Case: He gains additional heads whenever the timeline splits, with each head representing a timeline. The two visible heads represent the Starco and Jarco timelines, but he also mentions a third, more unlikely Janco timeline represented by a much smaller head in the… backseat.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: According to him, Janna is one for Marco in the love triangle between him, Star, and Jackie, but since she's a less likely option, the head representing the Janco timeline is smaller and in the back.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Future Glossaryck is much more helpful to Marco and far less cryptic than his present day counterpart, though this might be because he takes different approaches based on who he's teaching.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He mentions that the last person he gave dating advice to was Queen Eclipsa, which didn't turn out so well.

Marcapoo daughter

The unnamed daughter of Marco and Hekapoo, who only appears in one non-canon comic.



As a result of the timeline changing due to Elizabeth and Jam's actions, Toffee ended up possessing Moon's body rather than Ludo's.
  • Beam-O-War: Gets into one with Elizabeth, which shatters Elizabeth's wand.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: As was the case in canon, Toffee slaughters most of the Magic High Commission with ease. This time, it ends even faster due to having access to Moon's magic powers.
  • Demonic Possession: Toffee pulled this on Moon rather than Ludo.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Jam chucking rocks in his face ineffectually made Toffee let his guard down when Jam threw a grenade.
  • For Want of a Nail: Because Ludo was dealt with before he could get possessed, Toffee possessed Moon instead, becoming even more powerful.
  • Grand Theft Me: Ludo is dealt with before Toffee can pull this on him like he did in the series proper. Instead, the one who ends up getting possessed by Toffee is Moon.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Possibly, as Jam speculates that Ludo’s wand may have been the cause of the Stapocalypse in his timeline, though it’s uncertain if Jam’s hypothesis is correct.
  • Hero Killer: Just as in canon, Toffee takes down the Magic High Commission with little effort, killing Lekmet permanently and incapacitating the rest.
  • Implacable Man: Grenades just slow him down.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the Retroactive Preparation to keep him from becoming a threat, he still manages to possess someone's body.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His appearance marks a turning point where the story becomes more serious and much heavier with the drama.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Once he assumes Moon's Mewberty form.
  • No-Sell: He takes a laser blast to the face from Jam with little more than a slight burn on his host body's cheek.
  • Power Parasite: Toffee not only saps the powers of the Magic High Commission as he does in canon, he also gets around to killing Lekmet himself with the same kind of blast and takes indefinite control over Moon's body and her powers.
  • Screw Destiny: It’s implied that he intends to avert Toffee’s canon fate of being defeated by Star, once he learns of it from Star’s tapestry inside Elizabeth’s wand.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Or, Demonic Possession Guilt Trip — Toffee, while in Moon's body, begs for an attacking Hekapoo to stop hurting her, causing her to hesistate long enough to get hit by Toffee's magic blast.
  • Super Mode: Moon Butterfly's Mewberty state, which gives Toffee enough magic power to break Elizabeth's wand.
  • Trailers Always Lie: A poster for the Ship War AU depicted the Toffee-Ludo entity from "Starcrushed" even though the story replaces him with this character. After Toffee-Moon’s debut, an updated version of that poster was released.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that Moon takes Ludo's place as the victim of Toffee's possession is a huge twist in the story.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Toffee became this entity because he needed to improvise after Elizabeth and Moon managed to outgambit his original plan to control Ludo. Additionally, he’s already thinking about changes to the rest of his plan once he peeks into Elizabeth’s wand and discovers Star’s tapestry depicting her defeating him.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Toffee still manages to acquire a body to possess and eliminate the Magic High Commission despite Moon using Elizabeth's knowledge of the future to do some Retroactive Preparation.

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