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The protagonist of the story, a orphan who was left on the doorstep of the Sister of Mercy chapel, and raised by Sister Catharine. Though she tries to fit in with the other nuns, she feels horribly out of place. That all changes one particular night as she's using the can and gets an unexpected visitor.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Sort of a misfit in her covent. Though played more seriously as she was growing up due to her resemblance to Clementine.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Some of her memories have been suppressed by Yolanda's memory-erasing tea: Book 2 wasn't the first time she grew Clementine's signature horns—she also did so while purifying Rosalie and Marie during their previous Shard reversion during the Disfatto Missing Moment.
  • Asexuality: Like her foster mother, Claire is a Romantic Asexual.
  • Chosen One: Picked to be the next mother of Christ long before she was even born. In reality, she's not so much the mother of the Savior, so much as she is the Savior period.
  • Clone Jesus: She grew from what was left of Clementine.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: At the beginning of the comic.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: The closest thing she has to a biological parent is long-dead.
  • Flat Character: If one ignores the mysteries surrounding Claire and focus on her character and her personality she is bland and unremarkable. This is made more obvious as the series has focused less and less on Claire and has put much more emphasis on developing the rest of the cast.
  • Heroic BSoD: Claire undergoes one after she learns that her pregnancy wasn't really a pregnancy, and that she's the reincarnation of one of the most infamous witches who ever lived. Information that Gabrielle, Oscar, and especially Catharine - who more or less raised her and is the closest thing she has to a parent - deliberately kept from her.
  • Horned Humanoid: Like Clementine, she starts to sprout horns from her head after purifying a humongous Shard. As a toddler, she grew horns after reversing Rosie's and Marie's reversions into Shards, but the experience nearly killed her.
  • The Ingenue/Plucky Girl/The Pollyanna/Wide-Eyed Idealist: Her main traits are her innocence, goodness, and general purity of heart.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Indeed, she seems to attract them without even trying though the story hints this isn't coincidence.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: In purifying the enormous Shard that attacks her friends, she apparently reabsorbs her pregnancy. Gabrielle reveals that whatever was growing inside Claire was never a baby to begin with.
  • Legacy Character: Her nickname, Clementine, is shared with Catharine's younger sister, the Bright One. As it turns out, she's Clementine's reincarnation.
  • Manchild: Acts and is treated as much younger than her actual age by the residents of the Abbey, to the point where her ostensible mother uses a euphemism for kissing around her when she is 20 years old. Deconstructed, as she has been socialized this way by people who believe that it would be dangerous if she made informed but risky decisions. After undergoing a downplayed Plot-Relevant Age-Up through healing a shard and absorbing the part of her that was Clementine into herself, she asserts that she deserves to be trusted and told the truth.
  • Meaningful Name: Claire means "bright" as pointed out by Marguerite, who was the one who actually came up with the name. Given the implied connection between Claire and The Horned One, known to other witches as "The Bright One," this is telling.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Claire was born as a Shard, and as such had purple-black goop-covered skin, yellow eyes, blue gums, fangs, and claws. She reverted to a human appearance when Catherine sang to her.
  • Mystical Pregnancy: Just like Mary from the Bible, she becomes pregnant through no sex whatsoever. What's more it's progressing at an alarming rate. Later subverted, as it is revealed that it was never a baby growing inside her.
  • Older Than They Look: According to Word of God she's around 18 to 20.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She had this as a child, but it was cut short due to bullying since it looked similar to Clementine.
  • Reincarnation: Strongly implied to be one to Clementine due to her nickname, similar appearance, and red hair. Ultimately confirmed after the encounter with the giant shard when Gabrielle reveals Claire spontaneously regenerated from what remained of Clementine after she died. This is later elaborated upon, with Claire being revealed to have been born as a Shard spawned from one of Clem's antlers, and was purified by Catherine.
  • Red-Headed Stepchild: When she was a child some of the other kids at the school bullied her because of her red hair due to the fact that a story they were told said that the Witch Queen had red hair as well. While they shouldn't have bullied her, they were onto something about her looking like the Witch Queen...
  • Replacement Goldfish: Once she finds out about her being Clementine Reborn, she starts to feel like this was all she was to Catharine (Clem's sister) and Gabrielle (Clem's lover). Gabrielle is more accepting of Claire as her own person, but Catharine is noticeably more reluctant to acknowledge that Claire is a separate personality than Clementine, referring to her as Clementine on multiple occasions.
  • Romantic Asexual: Claire is asexual. Apparently not aromantic though, as she has Ship Tease with Marie.
  • Spontaneous Generation: After Catherine planted a piece of one of Clementine's antlers as a grave marker, it sprouted into a tree and grew a fruit. The fruit burst to reveal a baby humanoid Shard, which became a baby girl after Cat cleansed her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starting with confronting Grimm with a holy watergun and later learning nun-fu. She also becomes much more assertive as the comic goes on.
  • Transformation Horror: Gains horns at the end of the sixth chapter in Book 2. Before then, in a story told across both a Book 3, Chapter 3 flashback and the Disfatto missing moment, healing Rosalie and Marie also caused her to grow antlers—a result that we subsequently found out almost killed her prior to Gabrielle healing them off.
  • Wacky Cravings: Due to her pregnancy she seems to have gotten an odd taste for wood.
  • Wham Line: It's not so much what's said but how it's said, but this page qualifies because Clementine also spoke with a stutter.

Click here to see her as a selkie. 
Click here to see her humanoid selkie form. 

An angel who delivers the news to Claire that she will be the next mother of the holy one. Playful and supportive, she does her best to prepare her for the trials to come.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue skinned This was a result of her losing her pelt when she was a Selkie as part of a transformation that nearly turned her into a monster.
  • Bald Woman: Reveals that her blonde hair is really a wig (likely a keepsake given to her by Sabine) and that she lost her real hair when one of Clementine's horns were broken and the darkness inside it burned off all her hair. Later Missing Moments stories revealed she could talk her pelt off like a wig as well.
  • Because Destiny Says So:
    • Pretty much tells Claire that her "pregnancy" was an order of God, no point in fighting it. Still she knows the hardships of what's to come down the line and tries her best to give a comforting hand to her. This is, in actuality, a complicated and circuitous ruse designed to convince Claire to submit to the removal of the substance growing inside of her, revealed to be the whole of Clementine's essence and powers.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In one Missing Moment story, Oscar manages to summon her after Abraham sets fire to the Mercy abbey. She uses the water from the fountain to put out the fire. Though it drains her instantly and Oscar has to return her to the portal immediately.
  • The Bus Came Back: After the Atlantis chapter she pretty much disappeared from the comic for a long time. Eventually she did return in the Missing Moment stories albeit tales set in the past. She finally returned in the comic proper in the 6th chapter of Book 2 (or the 15th chapter if you wanna get technical).
    • Later comes back again during the 3rd chapter of Book 3, in connection to the flashback being told in the Missing Moments around the same time.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The blonde wig she tries on when she first meets Sabine in the Missing Moments story.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: While discussing Claire's pregnancy over drinks, Gabrielle uses her siren powers to influence Claire into doing something Claire is unsure of.
  • Dynamic Entry: Makes coming from the crapper actually look beautiful.
  • Emergency Transformation: Is blue-skinned due to partially transforming into a Siren after ichor from Clementine's wounded horn burned away her pelt and fatally injured her, transforming her into the Selkie version of a shard.
  • Eldritch Abomination: What she'll turn into if and when the transformation completes.
  • Enthralling Siren: What she is now technically. She explains Selkies turn into these as a result of losing their pelt, basically sea versions of Shards. The only difference however is 1) It turns them into Eldritch Abomination where there upper halves are beautiful but their lower ones are monstrous and 2) Unlike Shards, who are fueled by the pain of how they died and don't truly wish to hurt anyone. Sirens enjoy actively trying to hunt and kill people.
  • Godiva Hair:
    • She regularly goes naked with only her long hair of her wig covering her nipples.
    • Averted with her appearances as a younger Selkie where her nakedness is left completely uncensored.
  • Genki Girl: Used to be one when she was a Selkie.
  • Foreshadowing: This page where she calms Claire down. A sign of her Siren powers.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: She met Claire well before the events of Book 1—specifically, to heal her after Claire overreached purifying Rosalie and Marie. She was very tempted to make Claire forget the abbey instead, though it's unknown whether Gabrielle caused her actual amnesia.
  • Formerly Fat: Was very chubby looking in her humanoid form during her Selkie days. Somewhat justified as she was a seal pup.
  • Heroic RRoD: As she reveals later, the reason her visits are so brief is because she can only come when summoned by someone. And even then she can't stay out of the water for long periods of time or it'll continue the monster transformation.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: After the encounter with the giant shard and Claire's baby disappearing, she ultimately confesses that she lied and what was growing inside Claire wasn't a baby at all, stating she, Catherine, and Oscar — who were in on it too — did it to keep what happened to the Witch Queen from happening to Claire.
  • I Have Many Names: And forms apparently. She mentions to Margurite as she's rescuing her that her form can be whatever she wishes it to be. Though this was either her playing up the angel act to calm her down or the Siren personality talking.
  • Interspecies Romance: With the Witch Queen, Clementine, when they were younger.
  • Irony: She actually met Clementine not long after making friends with Catharine when they were children with both sisters completely unaware of this.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When Claire was really in trouble, Catharine managed to summon her, this time with her donning a battle outfit.
  • Like a Son to Me: While Catherine views Claire like her sister reborn, Gabrielle views her as the child she and Clementine never had.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: While she still has her sense of self, the siren transformation is irreversible due to losing her pelt and she knows sooner or later it'll progress to the point that she'll become a full one in due time.
  • Making a Splash: Shown to have power over water.
  • Naked First Impression: How she met Claire when she was younger. Her excuse being clothes, at the time, didn't transport well between portals. She had the same quirk when she was a Selkie. Ironically, it's also how Marie meets her years later.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Subverted, it was part of her act to protect Claire. She's actually a sea creature, formerly a Selkie and currently an incomplete Siren.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair always covers her eye on the left side. The reason being she lost her original eye when some of the darkness from Clementine's broken horn fell on it and apparently burned it out. She still has it, but it's part of the Siren transformation and she's likely hiding it to keep it from continuing.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has some lengthy blonde hair that stretches down her back. However, it's actually a very elaborate wig.
  • Scars Are Forever: Was once hit by a harpoon thrown by a hunter trying to capture her. While the wound healed, fur was unable to grow around that area of her body.
  • Selkies and Wereseals: Was a Selkie who rescued a drowning Catharine. Interestingly, unlike the typical Selkie's of myth who can remove their pelt like a coat. Her pelt turned into her hair when she took a humanoid form.
  • Sexy Mentor: Much to Claire's shock, having grown up in an abbey. This caused problems when she used to appear to a child Claire sans clothing. Leads to a Funny Background Event where we see how Catharine oh so subtly censored Claire's drawing of her.
  • Spirit Advisor: Well she is an angel. Except not really.
  • Taking the Kids: She was always upset about the nuns having full access to Claire and could only visit when one of the nuns called to her. In fact, she felt that Claire would be better off with her rather than with Catherine. After Claire nearly died after she purified Rosalie after she regressed back into a Shard she was tempted to take her away and use her powers to wipe Claire's memories of her life in the abbey but she couldn't bring herself to take Claire away from her family on land.
  • The Undead: Technically. Turning into a Siren is basically death for a Selkie and the rise of an evil monster in its place. Clem and her friends managed to stop the transformation partially leaving Gabrielle in an in-between state: Part monster but still having her rightful mind. However question is how long it'll last.
  • Voluntary Transformation: Used to when she was a Selkie by allowing her to change into a human form when taking off the pelt.
  • Walking Spoiler: Pretty much a given considering how mysterious her character was.
  • We Have Reserves: Her bubble babies, cherubic sprites she conjures up out of thin air.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Catharine chews her out for introducing herself to a young Claire naked. This wouldn't be so bad, except Claire starts making drawings of her in that form and Catharine is rightly worried that this won't sit well with the other sisters if they see it.
    • A more serious one comes up when Claire gets mad at both Catharine and her for keeping secrets about her past from her.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: In the past, she was exiled from her pod due to having a relationship with Clementine. Clem...doesn't take this news well. They were apparently able to smooth things out as the pod was shown to have accepted Gabby back and be on a better standing with humans.

Claire's guardian and maternal figure. She was the one who found Claire and raise her, thus both have a deep attachment to one another even though she's allergic to cats and Claire constantly stays in contact with them. However it seem there are some secrets she been hiding from both Claire and the Sisters of Mercy that have recently been coming to light. Secrets that seem to be connected to Claire.
  • Abusive Parents: One of the Missing Moments chapters revealed that her father constantly kept hitting her and her sister.
  • Ambiguously Human: Possibly, no confirmation however. At the very least she is a witch, or at least was raised as one before taking her vows.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Hurting the ones she loves as Hanabi nearly found out the hard way after she mortally wounded Oscar.
    • Any mention of the Witch Queen. She reacts...poorly when the healer notes Claire looks similar to her. With good reason, Claire is her sister reincarnated.
  • Broken Bird: The Missing Moments show that when she first came to the abbey, she'd obviously been through some trauma and loss — namely the loss of almost everyone she knew and loved.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: There have been hints, especially in the prequel comics, that show that Catharine hasn't had the easiest life. The most known so far, She and her sister were raised by an abusive father and, though taken in by kindly nuns, Catharine got scared when Clementine's powers awoke and hastily ran away from home with her. The ship carrying them sunk mid-journey however and she was separated from Clementine believing her dead for many years. While they were eventually reunited, a series of events lead to the loss of her second home, Thronum Mare, by Shards and Clem being labeled as evil by nuns which sparked a war between nuns and witches. It's hinted she watched Clem die from... something that was growing inside her and suffered much trauma afterward before being taken in at the Sisters of Mercy abbey. Nearly losing Oscar during the Hanabi incident, almost dying from that and nearly being burned alive by her former foster mother didn't do her any favors either.
  • Get Out!: Said toward Hanabi after she mortally wounded Oscar, giving extra incentive by taking the horn Hanabi was holding and levitating it at her throat.
  • Grossup Closeup: Initially anyway, the original version had Catharine break out into grotesque pimples when she finds out Claire was hanging out with cats. This was downplayed in the re-release as just not being able to breathe.
  • Healing Hands: A power of hers she first displays in the Missing Moments story, she can take in the pain of others to heal them, but it transfers onto herself as a result. It nearly killed her twice. First time, timeline wise, when she used it to cure Sabrine of her Alzheimer's just as she was in the final stages of the disease. And secondly, when she used it to heal a mortally wounded Oscar after Hanabi attacked her.
  • Happily Married: A picture in Gabby's dwelling reveals that Oscar and she got married at some point in the past. If they still are is unknown.
  • Ill Girl: In Missing Moments, it's shown that Catherine had poor health. It's one of the reasons why she and Oscar chose to stay at Mercy abbey despite her wanting to leave after a few years. It's likely that Catherine using her powers to cure Maman's dementia and healing Oscar of severe and lethal wounds have taken a heavy toll on her. She shown to be much better in the main comic though she still needs to take a lot of breaks while trekking through the countryside.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Or rather left them behind when she fled the abbey with Claire, she's barefoot for most of their journey until they eventually run into a healer who gives them new clothes.
  • Mama Bear: The Missing Moments segments show she can be one such as when Gabrielle first introduced herself to Claire when she was a child.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother died when she was little.
  • Official Couple: With Oscar. They were even married.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gets this expression at the end of sixth chapter of Book 2 upon seeing Claire suddenly gain horns. Considering her past relationship with the Witch Queen, she's horrified that history is pretty much repeating itself.
  • Parental Substitute: Just as good as any mother to Claire.
  • Plot Allergy: Allergic to cats which is the only negative in her relationship to Claire. And considering her connection with Grimm, their might be a deeper reason for it.
  • Projectile Spell: A variation. The Missing Moments segments shows that she can gather energy around her hand and shoot it at a target. It seems like an extension of her empathic powers such as when she saves Oscar from being killed by a competitor in the Tournament at Thronum Mare. She transferred the injury she took from Oscar earlier to the competitor, shattering his arm in the process.
  • Punny Name: Sister Catharine. May be counted as Foreshadowing once you consider her relationship with Grimm.
  • Reincarnation: While she is seemingly alive and well in the main storyline, the Missing Moments show a scene where Sister Abraham snapped her neck in order to use her blood for some sort of sealing ritual at the fall of Eden. How she is currently alive 20 or so years after the fact remains to be seen.
  • Romantic Asexual: Like many asexuals, Catherine doesn't need or desire sex, but she is not sex-repulsed. It's shown that she has no problem with having or initiating sex with Oscar — though the narration points out that she only does so because she knows Oscar enjoys it — and wasn't against having children.
  • Rescue Romance: How her relationship with Oscar started when she saved her from drowning and nursed her back to health.
  • Sanity Slippage: Whatever affecting her is messing with her demeanor and is only getting worse during the travels. Somehow she's drowning in her own mind. Claire has to eventually dive into her mindscape to save her.
  • Tsurime: Further emphasizing her relation to cats.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Claire gives one to Gabrielle and her for keeping secrets about her past from her.


Click here  to see Grimm when possessing Catharine's body
Click here  to see Grimm's humanoid form

A.K.A Evil Cat. The malevolent-looking and cantankerous Cheshire-looking cat that seems to be stalking Claire. They attacked Catharine and possessed her body while she was performing a ritual, rampaging in an effort to protect Claire from Mercy's nuns. After separating from Catherine, Grimm mellows out and is revealed to be a partially-cleansed Shard that befriended Clementine, who they initially mistook Claire for.

  • Adorable Abomination: Grimm is a partially-cleansed Shard formed from the corrupted soul of an abused child amalgamated with that of the person who killed them... in the form of an adorably wicked-looking black and purple demon-kitty.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Considering who their design is based off of...
  • Demonic Possession: After they possess Catharine, they gain control of her body at night until Claire's use of magic to save Catharine somehow separates them again.
  • Demoted to Extra: They were a major anti-hero for the comic while they were possessing Catherine, but once Claire separated the two of them, they became Claire's pet and barely even talks anymore.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Grimm briefly appears in Chapter 2, watching Claire and Gabby talk.
  • Femme Fatalons: When in Catharine's body, her fingernails grow to this.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: An indication of whose in control at the time. Grimm's hair while in Catharine is much more wild and feral looking.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Is this toward Catharine and Snowy as Grimm feels Claire (a.k.a Clementine) should need no one but Grimm.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was initially antagonistic before calming down, and has now assimilated into the group of cats accompanying Claire.
  • Lack of Empathy: Cares for no one except Claire, due to Grimm having initially mistaken her for Clementine. So much so Grimm was willing to take over Catharine's body just to be close to her.
  • No Biological Sex: Word of God states that Grimm — like other Shards — is Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous, and refers to Grimm as "they", having decided not to use "it" due to the "It" Is Dehumanizing trope.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Grimm isn't evil, they just mistook Claire for Clementine and had a hard time expressing themselves in ways that don't involve antagonism and violence.
  • The Reveal: A Missing Moment story revealed its origin to be a Shard born from the amalgamation of a child that was beaten to death and the person who abused them. The Shard was partially purified by Clementine and reborn as a cat. Unlike Snowy however, Grim's Shard form was much bigger and an inexperienced Clementine couldn't take out all of its pain resulting in it current appearance. This might be why Grimm is referred to as "they" as it's not one person but several.
  • Translator Buddy: Being the only cat able to speak to the humans, Grimm serves as a translator for Snowy and the others.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Apparently one of its powers, as a Missing Moments story reveal it can take a bit of a small humanoid form.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Catharine claims that Grimm isn't evil and has a reason for wanting Claire. Turns out it's because Grimm was Clementine's pet cat back in the past and Grimm wants to be reunited with her.


A cat that Claire has taken in.


Sisters of Mercy

The abbey where Claire was raised, run by quirky bunch of nuns who specialize in various combat due to a majority being monsters hunters following the witch wars and having passed down their abilities to others.

Click here to see her when her Energia's unblocked. 

A very strict nun of the Sisters of Mercy. Enjoys punishing Claire for any minor offenses.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She's green-skinned, at least when her energia's being blocked. She becomes normal when it's not. She develops this after being exposed to Claire's shard-goop and Mother Yolanda's memory-erasing tea.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Being dosed with memory-erasing tea following the incident with the Twins and Claire made her forget her kindness, turning her into a cantankerous old woman.
  • The Corruptible: Part of the reason for her nasty attitude and grotesque appearance is revealed to be due to her being exposed to Shard goop from Claire's horns, which blocked off her energia.
  • Determinator: In a Missing Moment story, after Abraham locks her inside the abbey and tries to burn it down. She stays with the comatose Catharine (weakened after using her magic to save Oscar following the Hanabi incident) amidst the flames and sings a calming song despite knowing they'll likely die.
  • Fan Disservice: While the other nuns are bathing, Marguerite decides to join them, with one panel showing her wrinkly butt.
  • Glowing Eyes: When summoning the mecha.
  • Jerkass: She was a bitter, foul-tempered and sadistic woman, insistent that Catherine be tried and burnt as a witch. Her personality turns a 180 after her energia is unblocked.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It becomes more obvious she has some more depths to her given her past, as the storyline for Sister Claire's past shows that while Marguerite was still not exactly cuddly she did get along pretty well with little Claire. Among other things, she looked after her with some kindness when Catharine was ill, apologized for frightening her when having a panic attack over a fire, and sincerely thanks Claire for bringing her tea. There's also the fact that something is possibly affecting her mind.
  • Playing with Syringes: In the original version, her first interaction with Claire was sticking her with a needle full of laxatives as punishment for playing with cats. Again. This was taken out in the newer drawings however to which she just chastises Claire for it.
  • Secret Keeper: The Missing Moments imply she either knows or at least suspects a connection between Claire and the Witch Queen, Clementine since she met the latter and was the one who suggested Claire's name, which means "bright" tying directly to the Queen's title of "the bright one" among witches.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: She's the one who trained Catharine.
  • Summon Magic: Her power is connected to a mecha that was given to the search party by Mother Superior. The problem however is that she needs to keep her emotions in check otherwise it'll run rampant.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Once her energia is unblocked she becomes a much kinder, gentler, and normal-looking person..
  • Torture Technician: She really loves her job.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Deathly afraid of fire due to almost being burned alive by Sister Abraham.


The head sister or "Mother Superior" of the Sisters of Mercy. A short, fairly rational minded elderly nun.


One of the teachers of the covenant. She's the one that trains Claire in the art of Nun-Fu.

  • Brawn Hilda: Very muscular looking when she's not wearing a full nun habit.
  • Broken Bird: Along with her Dark and Troubled Past below. Her time staying with the Helsing Branch likewise wasn't kind to her.
  • Butch Lesbian: Not feminine at all in in a relationship with Janelle.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • During her apprentice days, her mentor was killed and eaten by wolf witches after saving her while she looked on helpless to do anything. She vowed from then on to not let something like that happen again.
    • It gets much worse before then. A Missing Moments story reveals that, as a child, she was infected by a Moon Wolf's spores while on an outing with her brothers and started turning into one herself. Her family was forced to lock her in the basement of her house. But she managed to escape and reached the Helsing abbey. Though they did treat her, they had to keep her likewise locked up for her safety while Abraham went to check out her village for the Moon Wolf. Unfortunately finding that they were likewise infected, including her family apparently. Abraham was forced to burn the village to the ground to keep the infection from spreading further. It's implied Olga doesn't know her family's fate.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In her less serious moments, she's this.
  • Deal with the Devil: Makes one with Azi which, in exchange for healing her legs, she must never hunt a wolf witch again or she'll turn into what she fears most.
  • Expy: Word of God is her design is based on Helga Sinclair.
  • Heroic RRoD: Her Hulking Out power is useful against monsters but, along with affecting her judgement, it puts a toll on her body's muscles including her heart. Meaning she can only use it in short bursts.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Her Knight Templar attitude and hatred of witches has some unfortunate layers. Though it's revealed in Missing Moments, she's a transfer from the Helsing group of nuns who're infamous for this behavior.
  • Hulking Out: Can use a special technique to make her herself much more muscle-y, giving he a power boost.
  • Hypocrite: She hates witches and distrusts magick users, despite the fact that a lot of her strength comes inheriting magick from her parents. She's also in a romantic relationship with Jackson, a weatherwitch whose mother was the most powerful weatherwitch of all time
  • Karmic Transformation: As per the rules of her deal with Azi, smacking Azi during fit of paranoia starts turning her into a wolf witch. However, this might not be the case, as Missing Moments reveals that Olga was infected by a Moon Wolf as a child and her transformation into one was halted by the Helsings. This implies that the deal she made with Azi somehow cause her transformation to resume.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: As good a fighter she is, she also has the unfortunate tendency to start assuming or attacking before really assessing the situation (Especially if it concerns wolf witches). So this has gotten her in trouble a few times, though likely this was because of her upbringing with the Helsing group.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: The Missing Moments imply she has no idea that her family is dead, likely to spare her the guilt of being the one who likely infected them.
  • Massively Numbered Siblings: The sole sister to six brothers.
  • Reality Ensues: Turns out Hulking Out like that leaves her with some wicked stretch marks.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a few on her left eye, as well as all over her body.
  • Secret Relationship: With Jackson. The other nuns always knew though, but apparently Olga wasn't aware of it until Azi brought it to light. Making it even more funny, Azi had just met the group and could tell from first sight.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Averted. She weighs the same in her regular form as her Hulking Out form.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: As mentioned, she put Claire through rigorous training to toughen her up.
  • Token Good Teammate: Within the Helsing group. She mentions they often belittled her for not going along with their methods and deem her as weak.
  • Tsundere: Is becoming one as the story goes.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Gets called out for her unnecessary force by Sister Jackson and Yolanda when trying to stop Claire from freeing Catharine after the witch trial which resulted in Jackson getting her arm broken trying to stop her.
    • And gets another from Azi for assuming all Wolf Witches were like the ones she encountered in the past which put Azi's family, a peaceful faction, in danger when Olga called Abraham after encountering Lupo.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: A side effect of her power-up. The longer she stays within it, the more it affects her judgement that she'll start attacking both friend and foe.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to protect people, but is a tad overzealous in trying to fight evil that it often clouds her sense of right and wrong.
  • You No Take Candle: Talked like this in her younger days as she was still learning English from Abraham at the time.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: At some point while tracking Claire's group. She was somehow poisoned which is slowly killing her. It eventually takes its toll rendering her unable to walk and Marguerite states she only has hours left. Azi manages to partly cure her of the poison, though needs additional help to help Olga walk again.

    Rosalie and Marie Nabavi

Two twin sisters who've were at the abbey long before Claire joined.


  • Ascended Extra: According to Yamino, they started as a one-panel sight gag, but over time their role grew to what it is now.
  • Big Damn Heroes: They show up to break up a fight between Olga and Grimm-Catherine, decked out in Sailor Senshi-like habits.
  • Bishie Sparkle: They apparently picked it up from Sister Oscar. It's a family trait, apparently.
  • Cool Shades: When they go into action.
  • Death Amnesia: They spent a LONG time in a sort of "limbo" as semi-Shards before Clementine revived/purified them, losing most of their memories of that time in the process as Clementine lost her arm. Rosalie gets a chilling sense of deja vu during her foray back there to rescue someone during the Voti Missing Moment.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Starting out as basically the same, the two have changed much over the course of the story. With Rosie developing a fierce temper, while Marie has become more empathetic and gentle.
  • Expy: Of Rosalie Lamorliere and Marie Antoinette of The Rose of Versailles.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Their indifference to Catharine after her possession is because of their jealousy over how she takes some of Oscar's attention away from them.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: The two of them are technically identical, but have a number of differences that allow them to be told apart.
  • Jumped at the Call: When offered to come with Claire and Catharine, they didn't even need to think about it before saying yes.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Much to the surprise of Claire as nuns usually keep their hair short and consider long hair a sin of vanity.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rosalie's the red, Marie's the blue. This pic does a good job of showcasing it nicely. This one shows off some other differences.
  • The Reveal: Barring any plot switch ups (Ash is very infamous for that), the Missing Moments stories reveal they were actually born as semi-Shards. For some reason however, they manage to keep their humanoid form but were stuck in a limbo between life and death before finally being revived by Clementine. If they still are Shards remains to be seen at the moment,]] though they did have their Twin Telepathy since birth. They do revert to Shards during the Disfatto ("Undone") Missing Moment, though Marie's transformation is implied to be the result of her twin telepathy remaining intact during Rosalie's much more horrific reversion.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Somewhat, they're usually seen together most of the time and on the same mindset. But do occasionally bicker now and then. Having telepathy helps with this.
  • Something About a Rose: A motif of theirs, used as a reference to Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Well not often but they can be gung-ho most of the time. When they confront Catharine about her secret she hiding and that she was lying during her witch trial. Catharine asks how they knew this. Rosalie is quick to clam up and drop the issue but Marie blurts out they could tell from her aura, giving the twin's secret power away.
  • Twin Telepathy: An ability they developed over time. However they prefer to keep it secret as such ability would be considered witchcraft in their covenant. It turns out their telepathy is witchcraft, albeit developed subconsciously.


  • Body Horror: When Rosalie becomes consumed with negative emotions as a child, she reverts into a Shard resembling a cross between The Thing and a Xenomorph. She's cleansed by Claire before she can attack anyone.
  • Brainwash Residue: With regards to the twins' Death Amnesia during the Voti Missing Moment, when she heads into a similar "limbo" to the one the twins spent their pre-purification life in to rescue someone else. This may have been related to her subsequent Shard reversion.
  • Character Death: She ended up getting crushed by a structure of the abbey they were on right after she saves the last one inside. Though Abe, with her Shard power, finds her in Limbo and agrees to try and help her come to life as Clementine had did before.
  • Character Development: Rosalie was initially all-but identical to Marie, aside from her Identical Twin ID Tag hairstyle. As the comic progresses, she's revealed to be more impulsive, resentful, and temperamental than her sister.
  • Eaten Alive: Rosalie by the Shard monster in the 6th chapter of Book 2. She manages to survive, though the experience traumatizes her.
  • Master Swordsman: She is very skilled at fencing, having been schooled by Oscar.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Implied to be a negative consequence of using her telepathy with anyone other than Marie. It's also implied that her Shard reversion was catalyzed in part by her despair over reading Jackson's and Magpie's regrets related to magick. She ignores this out of anger later on, when she forces her way into Oscar's mind.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Already traumatized by being eaten by a giant Shard, Rosalie lashes out in rage at Oscar and Claire over having lied to her and Marie their whole lives, and badly damages her relationship with them when she forces her way into Oscar's memories.


  • Character Development: Marie is initially all-but identical to her sister aside from having a different hairstyle, but as the comic progresses she is revealed to be gentle, compassionate, and even-tempered.
  • Implied Love Interest: She becomes very affectionate towards Claire as the series progresses, and is outright confirmed to have romantic feelings for her in the pseudo-canon live-writes
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Implied to be a negative consequence of using her telepathy with anyone other than Rosalie. Her Shard reversion during the Disfatto Missing Moment is implied to be the result of being unable to turn off her Twin Telepathy during Rosalie's own reversion.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: When she starts reverting into a Shard, she sprouts a fanged mouth, claws on her hands and feet, and a tail.
  • Scary Teeth: When they regressed to Shards in the past, Marie gets a set of fangs.
  • Tareme Eyes: Marie has downward slanting eyes, in contrast to Rosalie's upward slanting eyes. Rosalie doesn't quite have Tsurime Eyes though, since hers are rounded on top.
  • Valley Girl: Marie tends to talk and act like this.

    Janelle Jackson

Another one of the Sisters of Mercy. She seems to be one of the most normal sisters among the bunch.

  • Afro Asskicker: Her afro puffs up when she's fighting.
  • Alliterative Name: Janelle Jackson.
  • Dance Battler: Illustrations from Yamino's Tumblr seem to suggest this.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Jackson does not like it when anyone apart from her parents refer to her as Jane.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls her by her last name.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Apparently. When Azi seemingly attacked Olga, her afro suddenly poofed up and made her hair much more wild. A Missing Moments story confirms this as in the past, after an argument with Olga, her unrestrained power caused her hair to frizz. This is due to being part witch herself.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's a Technical Pacifist and willing to talk a situation down before going into action.
  • Sarashi: Uses the bra version.
  • Secret Relationship: With Olga. The other nuns catch on pretty quickly however but say nothing out of respect for them.
  • Shock and Awe: A power she posseses due to being a half Weatherwitch. If she gets really riled, she can summon storm clouds and bring down the thunder.
  • The Leader: Of the search party tracking Claire's group.
  • The Reveal: Part witch on her mother's side. In her case, a Weatherwitch, which would explain why her hair poofs up with electricity when under distress. However her mother was part of the peaceful fraction.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Missing Moment story, after both the visit from Hanabi and Abraham and nearly losing loved ones and the abbey. She goes to train under Yolanda so she'll be able to protect her home.
  • Token Minority: The only black nun in the covenant, though her aunt was among the refugees staying near there.

    Oscar Nabavi

Another teacher and nun. Mentor and Parental figure to Rosalie and Marie.

  • Ascended Extra: Along with the twins, her role likewise was expanded from a one-panel gag. Especially concerning the Missing Moments stories.
  • Back from the Dead: Catherine has revived her twice: once after she was struck down in a duel with a snobby noble and the other was when Hanabi killed her during her attempt to kidnap Rosalie and Marie.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saved a young Claire from a monster with nothing but a tree branch!
  • Bishie Sparkle: A humorous running gag is Oscar being constantly surrounded by sparkles.
  • Doomed Hometown: Thronum Mare, once a shining city that's now a desolate wasteland surrounded by a poisonous lake. It was revealed in the live-writes that Shards overran the city.
  • Fake Boobs: Her "breasts" are actually rice filled sacks fastened into a bra.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Oscar" is a male name, though it's also an obvious Shout-Out to Lady Oscar from The Rose of Versailles.
  • Happily Married: A picture in Gabrielle's dwelling shows that Catharine and she got married at some point. If they still are is unknown at the moment.
  • Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: Asked this of Clementine and Magpie at one point if they could simply try to not be a witch. Magpie and Clementine are not amused, and deliberately compare being a Witch to being transgender to prove a point to Oscar. The lesson doesn't stick: It's hinted that this, as well as concern for Claire's safety, was part of her reasoning for planning to sever Claire's soul.
  • Heroic Bastard: Whoever her biological mother was, she was not the legal spouse of the King of Thronum Mare, who at the time she was conceived had not yet met the Queen.
  • I Am Who?: The daughter of the king of Thronum Mare. Which means she has Royal Blood.
  • Mama Bear: Very protective of Claire, Rosalie, and Marie when they were kids.
  • My Greatest Failure: For reasons currently unclear, She didn't go to Eden with Catherine and never saw the city for herself. This meant that she wasn't there to help Clementine when the city fell.
  • Official Couple: With Catharine. This would explain why she didn't try to stop Claire and her when they left the abbey following the witch trials.
  • Parental Substitute: To the twins, although she initially lashed out whenever they called her their mother. She grows to see them as hers, and even proclaims as such during her argument with Hanabi.
  • Power Fantasy: Unlike many transgender people and characters in reality and fiction, Oscar rarely encounters any difficulty regarding people's perception of her gender. Those who do misgender or hurt her are often violently disabused of their wrongheaded notions. The authors dislike placing her within these conflicts as they are all too common—and often dangerous or fatal for the transgender person involved—in reality.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Oh yeah, she TOTALLY didn't know they were there.
  • Rescue Romance: How her relationship with Catharine started after she saved her from drowning and nurse her back to health.
  • Royal Blood: Considering who her father is, she technically does have this.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The King of Thronum Mare looks exactly like Oscar with a beard which is how the Queen realized they were related.
  • Technical Pacifist: Like Jackson, she hates violence and wants to find a peaceful solution before resorting to action.
  • Transgender: She's MTF.
  • The Reveal: Two major ones concerning her:
    • During the stop in the hot springs she's revealed to be transgender. One Missing Moment section set during her childhood implies Oscar has always identified as a girl, since Maman corrects a doctor who calls her "boy." And when asked whey she kept the name Oscar despite identifying as female, Word of God says it's because her mother gave it to her.
    • She's the missing daughter of the King of Thronum Mare who was sent away as she was born to a commoner.

Helsing Branch

A group of nuns that take their monster hunting a bit too seriously. Olga was a member with them before transferring to the Sisters of Mercy.

    Mother Abigail Abraham

Leader of the Helsing nuns, known for being excessively violent in her pursuit of witchcraft.

  • Body Horror: The right side of her face. Missing Moment stories revealed it was from an accident by Clementine when she first started exhibiting her powers and unintentionally burned her face. She also has what appears to be a mouth where her torso should be.
  • The Dreaded: Her branch is very feared among witches that many run the first warning they get if they hear they're coming their way. Considering Abigail's methods, it's not hard to see why. Both Olga and Jackson likewise are very fearful of her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Ironically when she did come for Catharine years before the main story, she refused to harm Yolanda, having some respect for her due to being raised by her. Instead she simply knocks her out.
    • We later find out she had relations with Clementine a.k.a The Witch Queen when she was little.
    • Apparently her relationship with Zora was also this when she was still alive.
  • Expy: Based on a combination of Jonah Hex and Van Helsing.
  • Fallen Hero: Missing Moment stories reveal she was quite kind back then before whatever incident (likely the war) made her go after witches. She raised Clementine herself, beared no ill-will against her for accidentally burning her face and wanted to help her, and was even close friends with one of the witches as well.
  • Hanging Judge: Her introduction panel even showcased her prepping some gallows.
  • Hypocrite: She goes on and on how love is a deterrent to her mission and hammers this philosophy to her fellow Helsing nuns. However she was more then willing to spare her former parental figure, Yolanda, despite knowing she was housing a witch. And, as the past shows, she even raised both Catharine and Clementine when they were little and even had a friend who was a witch.
  • Kill It with Fire: Her favored method of dealing with witches.
  • Knight Templar: A very hardcore one. She's dead set on "purging" evil, which to her is anyone with the potential to become witches — even if they have no malicious intent. Case in point, she burned down a fellow abbey just because she heard there were people who could use magic within it. Despite the fact that there were kids staying there. Much later in the story, Claire eventually reveals herself and Abe instantly notes her as Clementine's reincarnation. Claire tries to talk to her after she becomes a Shard and wishing to resolve things peacefully, even pointing out how Abraham's crusade is doing more harm than good. However Abraham refuses to hear any of it, citing her previous experience with Clementine in her own twisted view of keeping history from repeating despite Claire point blank stating she isn't Clementine.
  • Irony:
    • Was raised by Yolanda, a half human, half goblin.
    • Partially raised the Witch Queen herself.
    • She and Jackson's mother, Zora, a Weatherwitch, were close friends in the past. In fact, she was actually named Jackson's godmother.
  • Lack of Empathy: Even if she is trying to get witches, she won't hesitate to kill innocents or sympathizers in pursuit of her targets.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Firmly believes this and while she doesn't express often, she mocks Olga for this reason. Of course considering her feelings for Yolanda, her maternal figure, it's hypocritical of her.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Blindsided by the Kitsune she had imprisoned and crushed like a grape. A comic after the kitsune had done the deed ends with her messily wiping Abraham's reminds from her hand. However, this isn't enough to kill her.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Has very high energia (basically this world's equivalent of ki) that she sensed the conflict with Hanabi from miles away.
  • One-Winged Angel: After getting squished like a bug by the vengeful Kitsune, she returns as a building-sized Shard monster.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • When she was training Clementine to use her powers more effectively, Abraham forced her to ignore a shard stating that Clementine weakens herself with each purification and, if she kept going, she'll put herself in a position where she won't have enough energy for the next encounter. Essentially telling Clem that she sometime has to come back later for them when she's stronger.
    • Another incident in the past had Clem nearly bring down the Helsing Abbey in anger after Gabby informed her of her tribe exiling her. When she calmed down, Helsing told that it was alright to be angry but to find better outlets for it as her power is still too uncontrolled if she gives in to her emotion and could hurt potential innocents in the process. Considering that, at the time, Clem lived with a flock of bird witches and her sister she visited lived in a very populated area. Abe wasn't wrong.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Yes, even children won't be spared from her if they can use magick.

A Helsing nun introduced int he Missing Moment stories that was stationed at one of the outposts when her group encountered The Witch Queen as she started her pilgrimage across the land to cure shards.

  • Berserk Button: Slightly, she doesn't like being called an "old woman" despite, at the time of the Missing Moments, looking roughly in her late 20s - early 30s. She responds in annoyance when Abraham refers the both of them as such while talking to Olga.
  • Broken Bird: Sorta, she watched a fellow nun die when they tried to pick up one of the pieces of Clementine's horn after it was shot off and whatever kind of force inside consumed her. The image still clearly haunts her.
  • Posthumous Character: At the current as her fate in the main story is unknown.
  • ShoutOut: Design-wise, she looks a bit like Kuvira with her hair down.


The supposedly natural enemies within this comic's world. They were beaten back following a war but some are still out there in hiding. A few are neutral and just wish to live in peace, but of course there are others who either have a grudge against monster hunters (not without justification considering many of their homes were destroyed by them) or are still doing their evil practices. Later stories reveal however that this is how the nuns and a majority of the populace see them. Many witches were quite docile before the war, but even then were persecuted against due to fear of magic. If there are any truly evil witches, they've yet to appear in the story.

    The Bright One/The Horned One/Clementine

The leader of the witch faction during the rebellion, who was killed just before the end of the war. Her real name was Clementine; she was Catharine's younger sister, Gabrielle's beloved, is Claire's previous incarnation, and is connected to the pasts of just about everyone in the comic.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: She was originally celebrated figure who was beloved by entire countries. But something happened that caused her to be hated by anyone who wasn't a witch.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Implied to have been younger than Claire, who was eighteen at the start of the comics.
  • Abusive Parents: Mentions that her father hit her when she was little. She's actually glad he's dead and it's revealed that when he was fatally wounded in an accident, she didn't even bother trying to help him.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Sacrificed an arm to purify Rosie and Marie, and replaced it with a plant prosthetic.
  • Berserk Button: Harming her friends as well as abusing Shards. She destroyed an entire village after finding out they had used a Shard they had captured and muzzled to power a mill. Granted the villagers didn't see Shards the way she did but still.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite her past, she was a genuinely nice person. But she has no scruples about harming people if her friends or family are mistreated. And certainly will let people die if she feels they deserve it for their heinous actions.
  • Big Bad: According to the nuns, she was the most-powerful witch in existence, making her public enemy number one.
  • Big Good: However, the witches think of her reverentially, with Hanabi calling her 'The Bright One.'
  • Cast from Hit Points: Whenever she purified large or powerful Shards, she would become exhausted. Many times, she would faint or go into a seizure.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: On some occasions. For example, nobody bothered to tell her that it's not natural to swim in fountains and mess with the coins within. So she took offense when she got disapproving looks from people at the town she has saved. When she was summoned to Thorem Mare, she wrote back that she would come as long as she got to play in the fountain and the coins (though stated the could keep the coins).
  • Covered in Scars: Years of travelling and purifying Shards left her visible skin covered in scratches and small scars.
  • Cult of Personality: Witches effectively worship her as a messiah like figure, with Cog's family maintaining at least two shrines devoted to her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Ye Gods, where to even begin...
    • She and Catherine were horribly abused by their parents, to the point where Clementine could feel her father's pain when he had a fatal accident outside and refused to heal him. Then she and Catharine were taken by nuns, ran away when she inadvertently hurt Sister Abraham, and a storm wrecked their ship and separated them, leading both sisters to believe that the other had died. She's then taken in by a flock of vagrant witches, and is constantly plagued by nightmares of her horrific childhood. Then she grows horns on her head from trying to heal the Shard that would become Grimm. As a result of these horns, Clementine gained the ability to understand Shards and feel their pain, giving her a compulsive need to heal them to her own detriment. The more Shards she heals, the longer the horns grow, giving her headaches and other pains, driving her at one point to try and cut them off herself. Then comes the revelation that there's...something growing in those horns. Something that burns or tries to eat people who try to touch them.
  • Determinator: She had a pathological need to help Shards and wouldn't be deterred from it despite the pain it brought her and the worry of her peers.
  • The Dreaded: Was called 'The Horned One' amongst Nuns.
  • Evil Redhead: Apparently had bright, long red hair and horns, which gave her the nickname of 'Horned One' among the nuns. Subverted, she wasn't evil.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride, she always assumed her actions were the best ones and had a hard time compromising with people who tried questioned her views and actions, especially if they were harmful to her well being.
  • Green Thumb: Revealed to be a power of hers, she can make flowers bloom if she concentrates hard enough. This even extends to Fertile Feet as well. It's what also saved her life when Hum brings flowers to try to help her get better and Magpie noticed the healing properties connected to her magic. As she grew older, she likewise started gaining power over trees and plants as well.
  • Healing Hands:
    • Could take in the pain of Shards to end their threats, but in doing so causes her to experience pain and exhaustion, sometimes even seizures for more powerful Shards, horns to grow on her head.
    • Alternatively she has the ability to heal herself by taking the life of others, as shown when she was able to heal an arrow wound by sucking the life from a patch of grass, causing it to wither.
  • Horned Humanoid: She had horns (or antlers more accurately), that grow bigger when she purifies Shards. They fall off over time, especially when she's happy but otherwise house a dark power in them that will try to consume anyone it comes across if they're broken off before then. Hanabi wound up with a piece of one of them after she was killed.
  • Hypocrite: Clementine regularly puts herself in danger to help others, even as a young child. However, she becomes enraged when Cat puts herself in danger to save Maman, to the point of The Silent Treatment. As well, Clem espouses protecting the vulnerable as her highest calling, but refuses to acknowledge when she herself puts others in danger (such as nearly collapsing a school for orphans with her powers when angry or forcing her allies to go on a suicide mission to avoid Clem herself destroying the entire kingdom by Power Incontinence). In her defense, Clem is in her early/mid teens for most of this and dies before she even hits twenty. As well, her family and friends call her out on her hypocrisy multiple times.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Gabrielle when they were younger.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She has expressed a few times she wishes she was just a normal girl and wished to live a simple life.
  • Knight Templar: One of her biggest flaws is that she can be rather self righteous and unapologetic about her actions, no matter how questionable they might be. When she learned a hamlet of witches had enslaved a shard, she indiscriminately destroyed the entire village out of anger, despite her friends' protests. Much later, upon learning that Gabby had been rejected from her pod for befriending humans, she flew into a rage and allowed her powers to run rampant, nearly destroying the Helsing Branch's abbey and endangering everyone inside it. When Abraham confronted her on this, Clementine refused to openly admit that she did anything wrong.
  • Missing Mom: Died when she was little.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite being known as the Horned One, she actually has antlers. Marguerite even points this out in a Missing Moment story.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: In the Missing Moments comics, Catharine states that all she ever wanted was peace between witches and nuns. Most of the nuns don't seem to share her opinion, if Hanabi is to be believed. Ironically back in the past, some nuns were very supportive of her including Abraham.
  • Not Quite Dead: In past stories anyway, Catharine initially thought she died in a shipwreck. While she did survive the crash, she nearly did die from her wounds and collapsed in a forest. Luckily Magpie and his flock managed to find and save her. Oddly enough, this extends into the main story as Claire was revealed to be her reincarnation.
  • Plot Driving Secret: The circumstances of her death, her exact relationship with Claire and what she did, or is believed to have done, that caused her to become a hated figure in the world. Catherine and Gabrielle know the full story but it pains them to talk about it, which is why Claire won't press them for answers.
  • Posthumous Character: What with her being dead before the start of the series.
  • The Promised Land: She helped to found Eden, a refuge for Witches during the war.
  • Raised by Wolves: Or a vagrant batch of bird witches.
  • Regal Ringlets: The cover of chapter 6 shows her with these.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Whenever she purges a shard it transfers into her horns, growing bigger with each pain she takes in. They fall off over time, especially if Clem is really happy. However it's revealed that some dark force lay within the horns and, if any pieces of the horns are ever broken off before then and someone tries to touch it, the dark force will try to consume that person. Some, like Clem's friend, Pidge, and Gabrielle manage to survive it though at the cost of burns and, in the latter's case, serious wounds. However one unlucky Helsing nun had the misfortune to try to pick up a piece and was instantly devoured whole.
  • Speech Impediment: Has a stutter in flashbacks that becomes more pronounced when she's stressed, but she manages to break through it due to willpower on occasion. One of the reasons she became so upset with the bird witches was because, unlike Catharine, they didn't know how to coach her to find other words to use. At least until Lark taught her how to use Sign Language.
  • Superpower Lottery: She had the power to purify Shards, control plants, heal herself and others, and was able read people's emotions and intentions. She also displayed an ability to control the weather as she summoned a storm when she was angry.
  • Transformation Horror: One of the Missing Moment stories revealed she gained her horns after partially curing a Shard that would later become Grimm. The illustration even shows blood dripping from from the newly gained horns despite the shadows.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When truly enraged, her horns become covered in thorns and her magical control over plant live risks causing massive amounts of destruction.


A seemingly normal bar worker that a few of the tracking Sisters of Mercy encounter. It turns out he's a Wolf Witch.

  • Berserk Button: Don't touch his dog. Also nuns, especially if they're monster hunters.
  • Broken Bird: Even worse then Olga, he saw his whole clan killed by nuns when he was nothing but a pup and can't even stand the sight of them without remembering that day. This becomes a problem when his adopted father questions if he wants to go to the city which is full of nuns. Lupo tries to save face and claim he can handle it. Barely a week passes before he starts having anxiety attacks.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nothing ever goes right for Lupo.
  • Happily Adopted: Played with. His clan was wiped out by Witch Hunters, and he was taken in by another clan. But while the clan leaders see,treat,and love him like their own son, his bullying "sister" Azi makes it her business to make him feel inferior and constantly tell him that they aren't really his family. Subverted later as she does love him, just has a rough way of showing it.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: It's revealed in Missing Moments that his birth family was a "splinter pack" of wolf witches that ate people.
  • In the Hood: In his Witch outfit.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His over-zealousness revealed that the Wolf Witches clan was still alive to the nuns, which forced his pack to relocate. To add insult to injury, his pack was a peaceful division of Wolf Witches. So he wound up putting his whole family in danger for a petty grudge which the leaders rightly chastise him for.
  • Playing with Fire: Lupo has shown he has the power to conjure and shoot flames, although the full extent of this ability is unknown.
  • Shout-Out: His design, both physically and clothing-wise, is a deliberate reference to Ezio from Assassin's Creed II
  • Talk To The Foot: When he reveals himself to the currently fleeing foursome of Claire, Cat and the Twins, he gets a swift boot to the sternum.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Subverted in his case, he has the power to transform into a wolf. But due to past trauma, can't really control it and its sporadic at best.


Lupo's sister. Likewise a Wolf Witch.

  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite how she acted before, she's actually horrified when the nuns tell her the gigantic Shard they just saw could be attracted to Claire's group. And then remembers that Lupo was suppose to track them. A Missing Moments story focusing on their past shows that, while she's brash, loved to insult him and got into fights (then again remember these are wolves and roughhousing is a common trait for them) deep down she really does care for him.
  • Deal with the Devil: Offers to heal Olga from the poison slowly killing her, but in exchange she must not hunt Wolf Witches ever again or she'll turn into what she fears most.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Not that most of her clan wears them too.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Always seems itching for a fight and nearly pummeled Lupo over an accidental scratch during their arguing.
  • In the Hood: A red one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Constantly puts down Lupo and keeps reminds him that he's an outsider in their clan (though Subverted later as she does love him, just has a rough way of showing it). Her introduction to the search party nuns likewise wasn't the most subtle of entrances considering her leaders (i.e mother and father) specifically told her to find and protect them. However as the story goes on, it's revealed later that she has just has a rough way of showing her caring side and she's not as bad as she seems. Apparently constantly being in hiding from nuns and losing a girlfriend has jaded her a bit.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She points out it was Lupo's fault that the clan was forced to relocate due to his need for vengeance. She also chastises him that he should have took into consideration his family as well before doing the act.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting : A trait of the wolf witches which allow her to change into a normal and hybrid wolf forms.


A witch introduced in a Missing Moments story and a former follower of the Witch Queen. She's the first one who noticed Rosalie and Marie's ability to use magic and attempted to take them away from the nuns.

  • Abusive Parents: Well close to it anyway.Her mentor, Sister Agatha would punish her for using her powers, which most of the time happened subconsciously while Hanabi was sleeping. This was despite the fact the magic was fairly harmless (just light projections when she was younger). Ultimately Hanabi ended up killing her, though it was implied that it was self-defense as Agatha got too overzealous in her methods.
  • The Atoner: Later in the Missing Moments and eventual comic, she comes to realize her former actions were indeed in the wrong and making her no better then the people she's fighting against. And works to focus on protecting people without forcing her views on others who share the same goal. Particularly trying to make it up to Catherine and Oscar.
  • Affably Evil: Debatable on the evil part but she does starts off well mannered and speaking nicely to the nuns when she comes across the abby But after finding out the twins can use magic, tries to take them by force rather than talking it out with the nuns. Even when Oscar pleas with them, she refuses and knocks her away.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Fitting considering she's a witch.
  • For Your Own Good: She claims the nuns will eventually turn on the twins when they find out they have magic or teach them that witches are bad, hence why she should take them away. Oscar argues to the contrary but Hanabi refuses to relent. It's only until speaking with Catharine does she finally agree and that's only because she's a fellow witch. As well as the sister of the Bright One.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • A Missing Moments story reveals she used to be apprentice to a Mother Nun herself. From what little dialogue we get from the Mother, she was doing a very poor job in training and taking care of her (the mother nun flat out scoff at Abraham's offer to help). Which, along with the war between witches and nuns, probably lead to Hanabi's mindset that all nuns were evil.
    • In another Missing Moments story, we learn that Sister Agatha, the Mother Nun in charge of her, was abusive and punished her whenever she used her powers. However, Hanabi would develop her powers in secret and eventually killed Sister Agatha to prevent her from treating any other children the same way. This decision would haunt Hanabi for years until Pidge and Lark comforted her and told her they believed she made the right choice, inadvertently setting up her mentality that she's justified in hurting and killing nuns in order to protect magick children.
  • Green Thumb: Supposedly can use plant magic as uses was able to make vines to keep Jackson from attacking her during her visit.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Arguing that taking the twins away will prevent the nuns from proclaiming witches are evil. Yet is exactly proving the nuns right by forcibly kidnapping the twins from Oscar, who considers them her daughters, then nearly killing Oscar when she tries to stop them.
    • Then we find out she was actually a ''nun herself''.
  • In the Hood: Noticing a pattern here? In this case A purple cloak
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Uses a claim that magical children are in danger at the abbeys as one of the reasons for taking the twins away. Turns out that she was entirely correct with that one. Granted it doesn't excuse her actions, but still.
  • Karma Houdini: Tries kidnapping the twins, blasts a hole through Oscar's torso, and gets to walk away with zero retribution.
  • Light 'em Up: Specializes in a sort of hard-light projection type of magic. And can easily weaponize it.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gets this reaction when she recognizes Catharine, the older sister of her former leader, is at the abbey and that Oscar is a loved one of hers whom Hanabi just mortally wounded right in front her. As you can imagine, Catharine threatens retribution by levitating the horn at Hanabi's throat and tells her to leave or else.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: When the Helsing nuns zero in on her coven's location, she decides to confront them head on to give the others a chance to escape.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: From a certain point of view, but during the Mercy Incident in the past, Catharine states the Witch Queen just wanted peace for both her kind and the nuns. What Hanabi's doing is the exact opposite as she attacking people who're likewise protecting their own families because they don't agree with her methods.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's just trying to look after her own kind, but seems unwilling to compromise with anyone who isn't a witch and starchily believes all nuns will kill them without remorse. This is ironic when it's revealed later that many of the Sisters of Mercy can likewise use magic. She does have a point about the twins being in danger when it's revealed that the Helsing Sister Abraham had burned down an abbey with magick children.


A female bird witch who is also Hanabi's daughter.

  • Disturbed Doves: As her name implies, she has the ability to turn herself into a dove.
  • Nice Guy: Assists her mother in helping witches and leads Lupo's pack of Wolfwitches to safety after they're exposed.


A young bird witch who Marguerite was acquainted with in the past. Introduced in the Missing Moments stories.

  • All There in the Manual: They come in very late to the comic and the story assumes you read the Missing Moments stories to know who they are. If not, likely you'll be wondering why Magpie is already familiar with some of the cast.
  • Due to the Dead: When Magpie came across Clementine (not Claire, rather Catharine's younger sister)'s body and thought she was dead. Magpie offered words of comfort and was even going to bury her. Granted, it was in the hopes of keeping her from turning into a Shard but Magpie was sincere about it.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Magpie usually likes to go barefoot.
  • Expy: Of Peter Pan with his flock resembling the Lost Boys (though they have girls in this case). There's even an allusion that he helps his group fly by finding their "happy thought".
  • My Greatest Failure: A young girl under his charge, Sparrow, fell ill and he couldn't get the medicine needed to cure her. Helplessly watching as she grew worse before fading away. However...
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Magpie later encounters Sparrow's ghost when Clementine was drawn to her, though near on the verge of becoming a Shard. Magpie manages to calm her down by presenting her the medicine he promised which allowed her spirit to finally rest in peace. Though he managed to save her, the incident still haunts him because he couldn't do so when she was alive. But Clementine helps him get over it and shows assure him that's Sparrow's spirit is happy.
  • The Leader: Of a flock of various bird witches.
  • The Mentor: For a bit to Clementine when she was little.
  • The Pigpen: Shown to be filthy due to living out in woods and trees.
  • Transgender: Magpie is genderfluid. Sometimes he's male, sometimes she's female, sometimes both, sometimes neither. It's unclear if there's a physical transformation involved as well.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Was locked in their Magpie for years, slowly losing their memory. They finally come out of it when Claire's crew visit Bright Night.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As with the wolf witches, Magpie can turn into his associated animal. In this case, a... well, magpie.

One of Magpie's flock. Shown to be interested in art.

Another one of Magpie's flock. Is revealed to be deaf, but can communicate through sign language.
  • Knife Nut: Not really a user of them but brandished one when confronting the the near Shard form of her friend, Sparrow.
  • Meaningful Name: Lark which of course is a type of bird.

A bunny witch (or Bunwitch) Clementine and the bird witches meet in the woods.

A Weatherwitch and the mother of Jane Jackson.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: A loving individual but don't be fooled, she was tougher then she looked.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies sealing Thorum Mare to contain the Shard outbreak.
  • Hit Me, Dammit!: When she came across Clementine and Abraham who were traveling together at the time, she could sense all the pent up pain within her. When they were alone together, she ordered Clementine to just let it all out and hit her with everything she had. Clementine did and Zora easily kept flipping her on her back. But the therapy indeed made Clem feel much better.
  • Irony: She and Abraham were actually quite close in the past. In fact, She named Abraham as Jackson's godmother.
  • Morality Pet: Implied to have been one to Abraham. Once Zora died, Abe started getting more brutal and uncompromising in her methods.
  • Posthumous Character: Dead before the start of the main story. Abraham confirms it when Janelle sneaks into Helsing HQ and informs her of this when Janelle mentions wanting to look for her mother. Stating she was there when Zora died.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Very much so. You can see where her daughter gets it from.

A healer that Claire's group and later Jackson's, come across. Also an aunt to Azi and Lupo.
  • Fantastic Racism: Is mentioned she doesn't like nuns, especially Helsings. She only made an exception to Claire's group because Claire looked like Clementine.
  • Hope Spot: Essentially one toward Jackson's group as she's the healer Azi was talking about toward healing Olga's legs. However when they reach her, she tells them there isn't anything she can do.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Boy howdy was she.
  • The Medic: Was the one that helped Claire dive into Catharine's mind to save her from her sickness which separated Grimm from her in the process.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Deathly afraid of being alone and begs this of Cog when he tells her he has to leave to get materials to help Olga walk again.

A hefty looking male that lives with Esperanza. Her grandson.
  • Technopath: Mentions that his magic focuses on manipulating technology.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: After Esperanza mentions she can't heal Olga's legs organically. He offers to use his tech magic to make new legs connected to Olga's mind to help her walk again.


Characters that don't have any alignment with a group. Most of these are from the Missing Moment stories.

Gabrielle's friend, a lizard merman. They seem to have some history together.

  • Fish People: A lizard in his case.
  • Foreshadowing: Towards Gabrielle during the brief moments he in the main story at the start. These two pages in particular being the most arduous examples.
  • Ragin' Cajun: Certainly has the accent.


Oscar's caretaker during her childhood days.

  • Affectionate Nickname: People refer to her as Maman.
  • Berserk Button: She may run a brothel but mostly to help the downtrodden of the city. Genevieve really hits a sore spot when she sounds like she disapproves of such people.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The Missing Moment story "Preludio" all but states she is some kind of Earth Witch, able to manipulate the ground to swallow two shards.
  • Gag Boobs: Described as "Fearsomely large" by a gossiping citizen.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She ran a brothel back in the heyday. It also turned out to be a safehouse for witches as well since the city it was based in was (not surprisingly) hard on them.
  • Ill Girl: Became this by the time Oscar was a young adult having contracted a degenerative disease that Word of God confirmed as being early onset Alzheimer's. This is cured by Catharine who uses her powers to take the disease out of Sabrine and onto herself, nearly killing Catharine in the process.
  • Mama Bear: Oh yes, she won't let anyone talk bad about her clients and occupants.
  • Parental Substitute: Towards Oscar and Catharine and later Clementine whom she took care of.
  • Posthumous Character: She died when the Shards attacked Thronum Mare and she refused to leave the city without Oscar. Though before then, her disease meant she likely didn't have long to live anyway.
    • Or so we thought, until she's seen walking down the stairs in the final page of Book 3. Why this is the case for her (and the other residents of Thronum Mare) remains to be seen.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Hard to say, but she certainly acts the part. At one point she speaks Farsi to Catharine when trying to figure out what language the girl knows and refers to it as "mine" implying she's the Siter Claire-equivalent of Persian.
  • Transgender: Word of God mentions she is and eventually confirmed in-story (the five o'clock shadow on her face being a bit of a giveaway), which would explain why she knows how Oscar feels.


One of the local nuns around Thronum Mare. Friendly with Oscar when she was a kid.

  • Hypocrite: She argues of her disapproval of the occupants of Sabine's building, until Sabine reveals Genevieve herself used to live there.
  • Meganekko: Seen wearing glasses.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Got a very vicious one from Catharine when she thought she was trying to take Oscar away during Sabine's and Genevieve's arguing.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Well Oscar could've worded it better, but Genevieve instantly assumes the worst when Oscar tells her that Catharine has been sleeping in her room. Oscar meant as emotional support obviously, not...yeah.
  • Posthumous Character: As with Sabine, she shows up in Oscar's childhood stories. She died when the Shards attacked Thronum Mare.
  • That Came Out Wrong: She means well but her wording while arguing with Sabine starts to hit some personal levels.
  • Think of the Children!: Naturally she doesn't really approve of Oscar living in a brothel nor what she considers Oscar's gender confusion. As such, Sabine and she have been butting heads for awhile over the issue.

    King Michel
The king of Thronum Mare in the past.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Where do you think Oscar gets it from?
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Very obviously is Oscar's father, born to another woman however. It's implied since the woman wasn't royalty, they had Oscar shipped away to avoid scrutiny for being a bastard child. It's something he very much regrets doing however.
  • Posthumous Character: Very likely especially considering the fate of the kingdom later.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Basically looks like Oscar with a beard.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Averted per Word of God, he's more of a Sheltered Aristocrat but not a bad guy by any means. Sylvia's influence has made him a lot better about understanding the lower classes of Thronum Mare.

    Queen Sylvia

The queen of Thronum Mare in the past.

  • Expy: Bears a not-at-all coincidental resemblance to Elsa.
  • Ill Girl: Multiple pregnancies have taken a toll on her body.
  • It's All My Fault: Feels this way toward her failed pregnancies. The latest really hitting hard as her babies were alive, but fell to sickness not shortly after.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Subverted, while the king is indeed Oscar's father. She mentions Oscar was born to another woman.
  • Posthumous Character: Very likely considering she was very sickly when Oscar was little.
    • She shows up in the main comic in the final chapter of Book 3, appearing to have not aged since the fall of Thronum Mare. Why this is the case remains to be seen.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Gabby unwittingly invades the castle's garden and finds Sylvia there followed shortly by Oscar. She actually invites the two to join her for a bit.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Strongly implied that she decides to sponsor Oscar, her husband's child because of the deaths of her own.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To her daughters Rosalie and Marie, but Marie takes more after her physically and Rosalie got more of her personality.


A friend of Oscar's during her childhood days.

  • All There in the Manual: While she does eventually join the comic proper, its in the middle of the story when reuniting with the other characters at a festival and given no recap on who she is. You have to read the Missing Moments story for the full explaination on her, otherwise you'll be confused who this girl is.
  • The Bus Came Back: Due to being a mostly "Missing Moments" story character, Nib was presumed deceased following the fall of Thorum Mare. But shows up alive and well during the Bright Night chapter.
  • The Medic: Said to be a healer in training.
  • Tomboy: Was a former street urchin before joining an abbey and her speech indicates she hasn't let go of this distinction either.
  • You Got Spunk: After she asks if Catharine was the one who broke Genevieve's nose and is confirmed, she admits she's impressed and even asks if Catharine would like a go at her.

A kitsune that the Helsings managed to capture.
  • All There in the Manual: Most of her story is told in Missing Moments. More than likely if you haven't been following those, you're gonna be confused who she is when she shows up in the comic.
  • Mama Bear: Very protective of her pups, and one of the reasons she goes after Abraham when she's freed.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She gets her revenge on Abraham by killing her via crushing her. But Abraham quickly turns into a Shard and comes back as a major monstrosity even bigger then her true form that nearly kills her if Claire hadn't intervened. This ends out revealing Claire's reincarnation origins to Abe in the process and now making her an even bigger threat than she was as a human. The dumb thing is it was completely avoidable too but she just had to have her revenge.
  • One-Winged Angel: Kikuko's introduced in a human form in the comic but can shift to a gigantic fox form if need be.
  • Playing with Fire: Kikuko can breathe blasts of green flames.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Jackson and Olga stealthily infiltrated the Helsing HQ to bust out Hanabi, who requested they free her since Hanabi befriended her. The whole thing was going smoothly... expect Kikiko wanted to pay Abraham back for her capture when she could've easily snuck out the building without incident.

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