Character sheet for Super Gene.
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Protagonist and pets.
- The Ace: By the time he arrives at Blackhawk, he's already dominating in Archery, Hand of God, warframes, and Black and White Boxing, the major sports of all inter-school competitions.
- Accidental Pervert: He not only starts his stay in Steel Shelter by stabbing Qin Xiuan in the ass, hence his Embarrassing Nickname "ass freak," when she was shape-shifted and he mistook her for a rampaging beast, but when the two of them wind up riding the same train en route to the teleport station, the train stops suddenly and he crashes into her due to inertia, and winds up in a compromising position. She retaliates by dragging him to the training area so she could beat him up, legally.
- Almighty Janitor: When he gets sent to armed service aboard the Daphne, he is assigned to be one of many cooks.
- Arch-Enemy: It isn't just Son of Heaven that he's got a grudge against. He hates all of Starry Group with undying passion. Since the company is strongly suspected in his father's death, drove his immediate family to poverty by taking their family business out from under their feet, and each and every one of them is a card-carrying Corrupt Corporate Executive, who have shamelessly wronged him in every way, both subtle and gross, he spites them any way he can, every chance he gets, and they have the gall to be enraged at him, and try to kill him.
- Atrocious Alias: When a reporter chances upon him sporting his gold-beetle armor, he gets given the alias "Dollar" and it sticks. He pointedly does not like it, but it serves him well as a secret identity that he can use to retaliate against his Arch-Enemy, "Son of Heaven."
- Benevolent Boss: He leads any team he's placed on with a firm but gentle hand.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- Rescues a middle-school full of children from a gold Shura aristocrat.
- Rescues Steel-wheel shelter from a massive sacred-blood beast army lead by a royal spirit.
- Rescues Ji Yanran from the deprivations of Wang Hou.
- Rescues yet another team of humans fighting a spirit controlled shelter, smashing through the spirit's army like nothing, once again wearing golden armor, Dollar's trademark, to capture the spirit itself. Han Sen actually feels ashamed of himself at this one as he considers taking the spirit as kill-stealing. The people who were rescued don't agree and praise "Dollar", to his confusion.
- Broken Aesop: In universe. While working for Dingan, he misquotes the old saying "success is 1% talent and 99% hard work" as "99% talent and 1% hard work" to his co-worker. She turns around and corrects him on the quote, but then mentions that his misquote is an accurate assessment of his actual situation.
- Bullying a Dragon: After the Accidental Pervert scenario above, he takes to deliberately provoking Qin Xiuan so that she drags him into the training center and wails on him. Each and every time, he gets a bit harder to beat up. She catches on, and admires his dedication!
- Combat Pragmatist: He doesn't cheat, but he has no compunction against fighting dirty, or using considerable amounts of Loophole Abuse.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He is wildly possessive of Ji Yanran, which is just how she likes it.
- Defeating the Undefeatable: Han Sen makes a habit of this, to the shock of everyone.
- The Determinator: "Give up" is not in his dictionary. When others have long, long abandoned something, he keeps going until it becomes physically impossible. In the late 200's he is introduced to a pair of dangerous sacred-blood beasts acting in perfect symbiosis, and even after the one who hired him to help hunt them gave up, he continued to hunt them for three solid months, until he finally succeeded.
- Disappeared Dad: His father died under suspicious circumstances and he's had to step up to the plate to take care of his step-mother, who has no marketable skills, but is otherwise a completely devoted wife and mother, and his young half-sister who is in middle-school, all by himself. As one can imagine, this has not been easy.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Ass Freak" due to stabbing Qin Xiuan in the ass when he mistook her for a rampaging savage beast.
- Fatal Flaw: Almost literally. He tends to get overconfident when things go well and takes severe unnecessary risk. Fortunately, he's a Karmic Jackpot and tends to have his risk-taking well rewarded, one way or another.
- A Father to His Men: And a surprisingly good one. Chapter 299 has Yang Menli ask him for help dealing with a very rich and connected new recruit that was desperate to go Leeroy Jenkins into the most dangerous areas he could reach. Rather than try to challenge or crush this near-suicidal enthusiasm, Han Sen encourages and exploits it, simultaneously wowing and humbling said recruit so that the recruit is happy to obey his orders and go through the proper training so the risk is minimal. Yang is stunned.
- Friend to All Living Things: He's great with pets. He even tames a super-creature in Second God's Sanctuary, which is supposed to be impossible, by sheer accident.
- Fluffy Tamer: By sheer accident he befriends a super-creature in Second God's Sanctuary, a cute baby fox, which when enraged can fry people to death with lightning and tear even the Xue's family's best evolvers apart with its bare claws, which Xue Yikuang learned the hard way, first hand.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Chapter 1 starts with him having been a Bully Magnet for half-a-year due to the mishap with Qin. Before the story even reaches chapter 100, he's grown so quickly, the leaders of the three strongest gangs dare not go after him one on one, and they've had their whole lives of having the best tutors, martial arts training, and getting the best equipment.
- Got Volunteered: Repeatedly. He not only gets roped, by threat of violence, if not deadly force, into several "jobs" and then gets drugged, interrogated, and roped into going to Blackhawk Academy by Qin Xiuan.
- Good Is Not Soft: He champions the innocent and protects the helpless, usually for a price, of course. Still, there is but one case where he showed mercy to a fool who antagonized him, and that was because he was wildly amused that the guy used his own underwear as a make-shift flag of truce. Usually, the only "mercy" he grants people who try to kill him is Cruel Mercy, making them suffer so much they beg for death, and then he denies them.
- Happily Married: Though it happened off-screen, he and Ji Yanran do, in fact, get married, and they're Sickening Sweethearts.
- Harem Seeker: Once he gets to Second God's sanctuary, and learns that he's got the ability to get the loyalty of spirits, 100%, when he gathers their spirit stones, he goes out of his way to surround himself with beautiful female spirits, not just for their fighting prowess, which is substantial, but because they are attractive, humanoid, and female.
- Idiot Ball: Much of his "bad luck" stems from making a poor decision when he knew better. In chapter 269, he takes a very dangerous gamble, going to the Jade Mountains to hunt, despite knowing it's near suicidal to do so, and doesn't notify anyone in advance because he got cocky after already pulling off a few "impossible" feats. He quickly grows to regret it... until his Unluckily Lucky streak kicks in.
- Instant Expert: When it comes to fighting styles, he breaks records in how quickly he learns them. It even crosses into Power Copying when he goes up against a humanoid opponent, and masters the art he's up against as he's actually fighting. This tends to drive his opponents nuts, as they let themselves believe he knew it all along and was just trolling them.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: His greatest strength is that he dabbles at just about everything. He may not be the best in the series in whatever field he tries, but he's so strong, he near constantly dominates. It usually takes an "evolved" to defeat him in a straight-up fight, and sometimes even that is not enough.
- Kill Steal: Has done this to "Son of Heaven," repeatedly, and even without his personal grudge, he's always been justified. Either it was legitimate self-defense against the creature provoked by the latter, or he was following the terms of his contract and did his job in the letter and spirit in which he was hired. Not his fault "Son of Heaven" is a royal dick who can't be bothered to gauge the strength of his targets accurately...
- He takes to doing this to every member of Starry Group he runs across, because the company as a whole has gone out of its way to shamelessly cheat, exploit, and manipulate him, and dare to be murderously enraged that he resents it.
- Knight In Sour Armor: He's jaded and cynical but wants his sister and step-mother to have a better life and struggles to make it happen.
- Leonine Contract: He's quite fond of price-gouging. If he comes to your rescue and knows you're wealthy, he will charge you exorbitant prices for mundane goods and services, especially if he hates your guts, like with members of Starry Group.
- Moral Luck: He often takes dangerous gambles, when he thinks he has no other options, and gets praised when things turn out well. The first time it occurs, he's on an Escort Mission, along with Son of Heaven's gang. While the gang was screwing around, one of the group's charges gets ambushed by a beast going for his throat. Han Sen is the only one who takes action, killing the beast with a lucky shot. Son of Heaven's gang naturally chews him out for endangering the client to deflect their own guilt. The one who drew up the contract fires them on the spot and gives Han Sen a bonus, for a job well done, rightly pointing out that if Han Sen had done nothing, the client would be dead.
- No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: He turns away some promising societies both because it's too easy and because they'd chain him down and take away his freedom.
- Official Couple: With Ji Yanran in Blackhawk Academy, sometimes bordering on Sickening Sweethearts...
- One-Note Cook: He's only got two recipes, stew and jerky, for storage. Since powering up in Steel Shelter requires eating beast-meat, he's sorely lacking in variety, but he dares not share this failing with others for rightful fear of jealousy and ridicule.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If he's turning down rewards and gratitude, then there must be something really serious going on.
- Oxymoronic Being: He's a bundle of walking contradictions. He's bold, yet cautious, calculating, yet impulsive, greedy, yet generous, kind, yet cruel, idealistic, yet suspicious and cynical. Nobody can ever figure him out.
- Punch-Clock Hero: Morally upright and heroic, but expects to get paid, one way or another. In his defense, he really needs that money.
- Rags to Riches: Starts the story coming from a family that was so poor, they were desperate to hold on to their home, with $2 million dollars looking like an insane amount of money. By the time chapter 200 rolls around Han Sen has an income from hunting so immense that he considers 1 or 2 million chump change and is the minimum he sends home, so that his step-mother and half-sister live a better life than he did.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He doesn't let personal grudges cloud his judgement while in command, and leads with genuine military professionalism. Yang Manli is genuinely moved when she finds herself having to obey his orders.
- Relative Button: He has four you'd best not press if you don't want to make him an enemy.
- Do not mess with his step-mother, Luo Sulan.
- Don't mess with his younger sister, Han Yan.
- Do not speak ill of his dead father. He nearly beat up his evil uncles for that one.
- Do not, under any circumstances, offend his girlfriend Ji Yanran!
- Skewed Priorities: Zigzagged. While he does treasure his academic career, getting "loving" from his girlfriend is a higher priority. Anyone who has a successful long-term romantic relationship will far more often than not say he's got his priorities straight there.
- Spirited Competitor: While he hates fights to the death, he loves fighting for the thrill of the challenge, win or lose. He loved every minute of it when Qin Xiuan dragged him into the training chamber and forced him to fight her, so she could beat him up, and it got harder and harder to beat him every time, to the point she had to resort to cheating to keep up her winning streak.
- Took a Level in Badass: By the time of the early 200's Han Sen has become so strong, he can hold his own against three people with the strength of Son of Heaven, and Son of Heaven is the leader of his gang in a world where Asskicking Equals Authority.
- Unluckily Lucky: His luck was horrendous prior to entering Steel Shelter, and only got worse when he gets there, then he stumbles upon the extremely rare gold beetle and just keeps getting one lucky break after another, though he still has to work hard to capitalize on them.
- Unstoppable Rage: When Xue Longyan attacked him from behind, wounding him in the head, broke his then relatively expensive spear when he tried to defend himself, demanded he hand over his golden-beetle beast-soul armor, or he'd die, pounding his head into a rock and repeatedly calling him "scum" in the process, Han Sen sees red, completely loses his cool and then whips out his second beast-soul, shapteshifting into the half-minotaur, half-centaur beast "bloody slayer" and repeatedly headbutts the guy, shouting back "Who's the scum! WHO'S THE SCUM!" By the time he snaps out of it and comes back to his senses, Xue's head was reduced to hamburger and Xue was on the ground, dead. It is at this point that Han Sen starts to feel the broken bones in his chest caused by Xue pointlessly flaying about.
- Wild Card: He's highly unpredictable and his loyalties are very fluid. One hand, maybe two, is all that's needed to count the people he's truly loyal to.
Han Sen's first pet.
- Awesome, but Impractical: At the time Han Sen was given this pet by Qin, it was completely useless and Han Sen had to feed it a lot of mutant meat to get it to evolve, at a time he had difficulty even hunting a primitive beast. After it evolves, it's a powerhouse that Han Sen adores, even without the sentimental value of being his first pet soul.
- Magikarp Power: Went from an adorable kitten to a mighty mount and weapon of war.
- Mega Neko: Its final form is a cat big enough to ride on.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Completely protective of Han Sen.
- Shout-Out: Its name is Meowth.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can go back to its "kitten" form at will.
Golden Rockworm King
A pet Han Sen gains while helping Wang Mengleng hunt for her first time.
- Big Eater: Its appetite is near infinite, until just before it evolves, at which point it becomes "full" and can only be roused by sacred beast meat.
- Flight: After evolving it has wings and flies.
- Sinister Scythe: After evolving, it becomes a super-beast with 8 scythes for claws.
- Super Toughness: It takes either a super-weapon or fitness level over 100 to hurt it.
- Tunnel King: Can move through sand as easily as people can move through air.
A soul Han Sen won from a Mystic Island. Floating masses that occasionally appear in the sky at First God's Sanctuary.
- Angelic Beauty: As an adult angel, she's drop dead gorgeous. In her childish form, she's very cute and pouty, but still a beauty.
- Big Eater: She can eat a beast the size of a triceratops in a single sitting, and still be hungry.
- Our Angels Are Different: Here, she's a pet beast soul.
- Picky Eater: Only eats meat from Sacred beast souls and above. She won't even look at mutant or lesser meat.
- The Speechless: Though she understand what Han Sen is saying, she can't speak.
The fourth super beast soul Han Sen manages to acquire before heading to Second God's Sanctuary.
- Boring, but Practical: As a soul, it's supposed to be a mount, which is unable to launch attacks, but it can become so large that it doesn't need to attack to become effective. It can stomp flat any beast it comes across in First God's Sanctuary, and can give tough mutant beasts in Second God's Sanctuary a hard fight.
- Mega Neko: It's a lion, a species of cat, and it can become as large as a decent foothill.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: As expected of a lion.
- Roar Before Beating: Roars a challenge before "attacking."
A rather unusual little girl Han Sen finds while hunting super-beasts in God's Sanctuary.
- Ambiguously Human: Han Sen can't tell if she's Shura or human. When he meets her, she's sporting purple horns, purple hair, and purple eyes, indicating she's a Shura, but after a few minutes, the hair, and eyes change to a human color, and the horns retract, leaving no trace.
- Clingy MacGuffin: Wants to be by Han Sen's side at all times, and is visibly depressed, to the point of not eating, when this is not possible.
- Happily Adopted: Calls Han Sen "big brother" and is very happy to serve.
- Sentient Phlebotinum: What Han Sen suspects. She's alive, but is neither fully human nor Shura, and can follow him through the teleport system, even from first to second God's Sanctuary, which is supposed to be entirely impossible.
- Super Mode: Can make herself stronger and more durable as a "Shura" for a short period of time. This helps her rescue Han Sen from a Second God's Sanctuary sacred beast Han Sen had poor compatibility with, which nearly ate him alive.
- Tattoo as Character Type: Has a tattoo on her back matching Han Sen's "Nine Lives Cat" pendant. Its significance is still unclear.
- Undying Loyalty: Completely devoted to Han Sen, for life.
Han Sen's first spirit.
- Blade on a Stick: Fights with a spear.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Invoked. Back in First God's Sanctuary getting 100 of all kinds of geno points, Ordinary, Primitive, Mutant, Sacred, and Super before evolving, Han Sen earned the ability to gain a spirit's allegiance 100% by taking possession of its stone, but getting to the stone is a challenge.
- Defensive Feint Trap: With limited success. She leaves her sanctuary looking almost unprotected with her stone in plain sight. With anyone else, this might have worked. Unfortunately for her, she underestimated Han Sen and let him get a little too close before she sprung her trap.
- Happiness in Slavery: She's Han Sen's possession. He still sees her as a sentient being and treats her as one. He will never sell her or abuse her.
- It's Personal: Hated Han Sen to the core for kill-stealing away the spider it wanted to "tame." After swearing allegiance to Han Sen, this is no longer an issue.
- Lady of War: Beautiful, elegant, quite deadly in battle.
- Mundane Utility: At one point, Han Sen uses her to engage in a bit of spear fishing. She caught the fish, he'd cook them.
- Volleying Insults: She and Han Sen would trade barbs at each other before she swore allegiance to him. Afterwards, she doesn't have any speaking lines at all.
A spirit Han Sen finds and rescues aboard a sunken Spirit Shelter, the Crystal Sanctuary.
- Crippling Overspecialization: All she can do is control Crystal Sanctuary, she can't do anything else.
- I Owe You My Life: Han Sen gains her allegiance by rescuing her from a golden crab Sacred creature.
- Property of Love: Gave herself over to Han Sen willingly, and without resistance. He treasures her.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: She controls the Sanctuary, allowing her to steer it like a submarine, and that's it.
A fox super-creature Han Sen sees hatch in Second God's Sanctuary. Contrary to expectations, it actually likes him for some reason, and devotes itself to looking cute as possible when he's around.
- Badass Adorable: It's a fox kit, so it's naturally cute, and it's a force of nature.
- A Dog Named "Dog": It's a silver fox named "Silver Fox."
- The Dreaded: Other creatures in Second God's Sanctuary flee from it.
- Killer Rabbit: Small enough to be carried in Han Sen's arms, and totally adorable. Make it angry and your only option is to die, horribly, unless someone or something comes along and distracts it, and even then, your chances or escape are slim.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Even the mightiest weapons available in Second God's Sanctuary can't scratch it, not even by poking it in the eyes.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: How it wins Han Sen over.
- Shock and Awe: Attacks with lightning.
Princess Yin and Princess Yang
The twin royal spirits Han Sen acquires from "Royal Shelter."
- Defeat Means Friendship: As with other spirits, they swear fealty once Han Sen defeats them.
- The Dividual: They almost always travel as a matched set.
- Fusion Dance: They can fuse together into one warrior.
- Master Swordsman: They are both masters at wielding swords. Han Sen has to acquire a two-man sword-skill, modify it for a single person, and then master it to beat them.
- Mismatched Eyes: As a fused royal spirit, one eye gold, one eye silver.
Han Sen's family.
Han Sen's stepmother.
- Anger Born of Worry: After Han Sen returns from being out of touch for a full year, she tears into him for making her worry about his well being. Han Sen prefers to let her believe he was simply swamped with his studies, rather than let her be traumatized by learning he had been out of contact because he was dirty-dancing with death itself that whole year and had no way to contact her, let alone ask for help.
- Good Parents: She may have few, if any, marketable skills, but she's still a good wife to Han Sen's father, and a good mother to Han Sen and his half-sister.
- Impoverished Patrician: As the wife of Han Sen's father, she lived a comfortable life. Upon his death, the life expenses of the family home and mandatory education of both Han Sen and his step-sister drained the finances dry.
- It's All My Fault: A good and kind woman who blames herself entirely for the suffering she, Han Sen, and Han Yan are going through, thanks to the machinations of her husband's entitled and ungrateful relatives.
- Widow Woman: The death of Han Sen's father left her a widow.
Han Sen's younger half-sister.
- Bit Character: Almost never shows up in the story, and when she does, her role is incredibly short.
- Children Are Innocent: This really applies to her. She is completely innocent to the ways of the world, and Han Sen has to make special arrangements to see to her protection.
- Flat Character: She's Han Sen's sister and that's all we know about her.
Han Yumei and Han Lei
Han Sen's paternal aunt and uncle.
- Blatant Lies: "We are not here to bully you into selling the house."
- Did Not Think This Through: Han Lei is so entitled that when he sees Han Sen escorting Han Yan to school, he grabs Han Sen by the wrist, in public, and openly demands more money from Han Sen's family, stating that any and all assets of the Han Sen family are 1/3 his, despite signing a contract where he sold all such rights for his share of a $2 million dollar payment, and does it in public, with many witnesses. When Han Sen points out that Han Lei signed away any and all rights, Han Lei then goes on to try to break Han Sen's wrist. When that fails, he openly declares the intent to break into Luo Sulan's house and force her to pay, and is shocked that Han Sen not only states he has the legal right to retaliate with lethal force if he tries it, but recorded the whole thing, and points out that he's got an illegitimate child with him.
- Entitled Bastard: Combined with Ungrateful Bastard. After Han Sen's father helped them out of numerous scrapes they brought upon themselves, even drawing the ire of Starry Group on their behalf, they turn around and sell out his business to Starry Group, possibly even help Starry Group Make It Look Like an Accident, never attended his funeral, and then have the gall to say they're "struggling" when they go and pester his widow, Luo Sulan, threatening legal action to foreclose the house she lives in, if she doesn't produce $2 million in less than a month, or outright sell the house and then give up 2/3 of the proceeds, leaving her, Han Sen and Han Yan nowhere to live.
- Fat Bastard: They are both morbidly obese and horrible people.
- Moral Myopia: Combined with Psychological Projection and Abomination Accusation Attack. After Han Sen has bought out their claims against the family home, and got an ironclad contract so they can't come back for more money later, Han Lei spots Han Sen bringing Han Yan to a private school that Han Sen worked long and hard to afford the tuition for. Han Lei not only grabs Han Sen, demanding more money, and accusing him of embezzling from his father's company, which is what he himself did, but turns around and calls Han Sen "evil" when Han Sen defends himself from the assault and states, in no uncertain terms, that not only will he never, ever, even get one more penny from him, but the very next time Han Lei dares to darken the door of the Han home and harass Luo Sulan, is the day he dies.
- Never My Fault: When Han Sen angrily points out how his father has bailed them all out at their darkest hour, and how they're "thanking" him by selling out his company before his body was even buried, and then coming to demand the Han family home that the Han family lived in for 20 years, despite the fact that they flew there in their own private jets, each easily worth more than $10 million, they shout back "It's all your dad's fault..."
- Your Cheating Heart: Han Lei is an adulterous bastard who not only sired at least one illegitimate child, but is so brazen about it that he actually escorts said child to a posh private school in public.
Han Sen's cousin.
- Fairweather Friend: As long as hanging out with Han Sen is easy, or profitable, he'd happily do it. The moment Han Sen is in trouble, he abandons him. Han Sen doesn't blame him for this because his sour reputation was life-threatening, and being in solidarity with Han Sen wouldn't help much.
- Irrational Hatred: After abandoning Han Sen, he has the gall to be enraged when Han Sen manages to not only turn his life around, but become rich and famous.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Granted, there was nothing he could have done at the time, and showing Han Sen solidarity would have put his own life at risk, without helping Han Sen in the slightest. However, choosing to side with Son of Heaven's gang really turns around to bite him someplace sensitive when Son of Heaven evolves and heads to Second God's Sanctuary, since the gang's might was almost entirely centered around him. This leaves Han Hao in a truly terrible condition, with basically no hope of improvement, barely able to scrape by.
The representative for the military in Steel shelter and leader of one of the two strongest gangs, the other lead by "Son of Heaven" representing Starry Group.
- Action Girl: And how. Can clean the clock of just about everyone at Steel Shelter, at least until Han Sen took a bunch of levels in badass, and she's no longer "training" him.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Leader of her faction and its strongest fighter.
- Did Not Think This Through: The first time she drags Han Sen to the training grounds to legally beat the shit out of him, she expected chivalry from a man she calls a deranged pervert. So when she said "start," he punches her in the nose. She's so stunned that while he's sincerely apologizing, she says "continue" and he punches her in the face again. At which point, she jumps up and delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown...
- Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. At first, it looks like she's got a terrible sense for people, being on friendly terms with "Son of Heaven" and looking upon Han Sen with disdain, but she ultimately proves herself an excellent judge of character when she recommends Han Sen to Blackhawk Academy, pulls some strings to have a military detachment watch over Han Sen's family, and reveals that "Son of Heaven" absolutely disgusts her, but she dare not offend him because his pull with Starry Group would result in untold collateral damage if she and he were to openly clash.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: The fact that Han Sen stabbed her in the ass is her grudge. Anyone else messes with him, she'll transfer the grudge to them. It's the only reason Han Sen survived to the present, being a pariah at Steel Shelter.
- Passing the Torch: As she reaches the geno-maximum before "evolving" and being sent to the advanced base, she picks out two of her most reliable and talented subordinates to take her place as leader of the gang, Han Sen and Yang Menli. Yang... is less than thrilled.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She listens to the input of her subordinates and changes her plans accordingly. When Han Sen turned down a contract from Digang that Steel Shelter had been trying to secure, for years, she came to him and asked him why. When he provided a sound reason, taking too much time away from his studies, she smiles at him and grants his request, to the confusion of her top aide.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: As a Secret Test of Character, she drugs Han Sen's food with truth serum and interrogates him. He sees through it and plays along. This not only gets his family the protection they so desperately need, but puts him on the fast track in Blackhawk Academy's archery department.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After she and Han Sen have both been officially assigned to military service, they've become close friends, able to call on each other and chat amicably, even flirting from time to time, though neither of them will actually act on it, even if they could, being thousands of lightyears away from each other.
- Unprovoked Pervert Payback: When Han Sen crashes into her on a train because the train stopped suddenly and unexpectedly, she angrily decries him as a pervert and drags him into the training chamber, to legally beat him up. Since he was given the "futile" option of fighting back, he enjoyed every second of it, and kept coming back to provoke her for more!
Qin Xiuan's second in command.
- Bad Liar: Which gets lampshaded. Han Sen notes that she has a "tell" where she blinks strangely when she tries to lie.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Constantly flummoxed at Qin's decisions to recruit and then cater to Han Sen.
- Hate at First Sight: Had an immediate loathing to Han Sen when Qin strong-armed him into the Bulls Eye faction of her gang, and this never goes away.
- Honor Before Reason: After her dose of Humble Pie, she swears Undying Loyalty to Han Sen, and means it. After a mishap causes him to be trapped in God's Sanctuary, incommunicado, for a full year, the entire gang presumes he's dead and demands she take over command. She refuses, and merely keeps things running smoothly, confident in his eventual return. When Han Sen finds out and tries to thank her, she refuses to let him. Han Sen is genuinely moved.
- Humble Pie: She does eventually realize that Qin's judgement is far, far better than hers when Han Sen saves her life from a dangerous beast, after she screwed up.
- Number Two: Second in command to Qin, and then to Han Sen.
- Power Is Sexy: After she sees Han Sen run through Blackgod's 200 man army of evolver elites, solo, like they weren't even present, despite their best efforts to kill him, to behead Blackgod himself, she blushes with excitement and squeals like a Smitten Teenage Girl.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She may hate Han Sen, but she plays by the rules and doesn't single him out for extra punishment. When Han Sen breezes through what she considers Training from Hell, she rebuffs the members of Qin's gang who step forward to demand Han Sen's punishment be made harsher, stating he hasn't done any further offense, so attaching further punishment would be unjust.
- Uriah Gambit: Subverted. She thinks Han Sen is planning her death at the hands of a dangerous beast as vengeance for her earlier mistreatment and contempt. She was wrong, his orders were straightforward, and he was covering her as he said he was.
- What Were You Thinking?: Near-constantly to Qin whenever the latter sides with Han Sen. Qin, being a good commander, actually responds to these questions, and spells out her reasoning.
One of Qin Xiuan's lieutenants, and the first to bring news of "Dollar" to Qin's attention.
- Accidental Misnaming: Once mis-named "Dollar" as "Doll." Han Sen was not pleased at having his Atrocious Alias made even worse...
- Courier: Gets ordered by Qin to reach out to "Dollar" to recruit him and to buy the Axe and beast-soul that were stolen via Kill Steal from Son of Heaven.
- Hero-Worshipper: Always sings Dollar's praises.
Starry Group Gang
Son of Heaven
Leader of the Starry Group Gang.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Han Sen. His constant bullying, death threats, loathsome character, and near-constant attempts on Han Sen's life has made him Han Sen's most hated enemy, and Han Sen spites him every chance he gets, that he thinks he can get away with.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: The plutocrat heir to Starry Group and a truly loathsome individual with no redeeming features, whatsoever.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Emphasis on arrogant. He takes undue pride in his fighting strength, much of it without merit, and loves to look down on others. Becoming an "evolver" before Han Sen only served to make this worse, much worse.
- Bad Boss: Treats his underlings, permanent, temporary, or "volunteer" as meat-shields, on a good day.
- The Bully: Loves to throw his, or Starry Group's, weight around, and woe to those who dare refuse to be cowed, and a few of those that are.
- Dirty Coward: Talks a big game when he's got the advantage, but is always the first to flee when things go wrong.
- Enemy Mine: On numerous occasions, circumstances have forced him and Han Sen to work together, many of which he orchestrated himself, but both of them are always looking to kill each other, and they're both well aware of it.
- Entitled Bastard: In so many ways. He sees someone with anything better than what he's got, he'll try and take it, any way he can.
- Entitled to Have You: To Qin Xiuan. He honestly believes she's a good fit for him, and he's entitled to woo her, regardless of her protests, anyone else gets close to her and he must die. The only reason he doesn't act on it is that he's a coward who knows she's strong and skilled enough to make him disappear in God's Sanctuary if the two were to openly clash, if he dares provoke her too much.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He can't understand what Han Sen would have to gain by being nice to Wang Mengleng. He rationalizes it to himself that Han Sen's just a commoner trying to suck up for political favor, not genuine kindness.
- Evil Is Petty: Is he ever. Recruits Qin's gang to fight a massive beast bearing down on Steel Shelter threatens them all, does his best to hamstring Han Sen, and then breaks Han Sen's best, and most expensive, arrow when Han Sen, in his assigned position, does his job and fells the creature with said arrow, and nobody else, not even Son of Heaven had a chance to stop it.
- The Farmer and the Viper: How does he reward you for rescuing his life from his own glory seeking and impulsiveness? He mugs your for your beast-soul treasures, and if you refuse, how about a bit of Cold-Blooded Torture, until you beg to die? Hmm?
- Hate Sink: Just about everyone on both sides of the fourth wall want him dead, and it's completely justified.
- Hypocrite: "Dollar! Coward! If you're a man, fight me one on one!" Says the coward who actually means "Fight my gang to your one!" when Han Sen snatched away his most recent victim.
- I Control My Minions Through...: Violence and threats of violence, fear of being abandoned in the face of killer beasts, and letting them give vent to their darkest desires on anyone he sees as loathsome, inconvenient, or wants to steal from.
- It's All About Me: All he cares about is his own well being, period.
- Jerkass Victim: Whenever he's a victim of Kill Steal, just about everyone not in his gang cheers the thief on, even if they were in the same group as him.
- Malicious Slander: He has Han Sen disqualified during an important tournament by claiming Han Sen is cheating, without any credible evidence, whatsoever, even overplaying his hand by demanding all previous prizes should be stripped away. Come a bit later when hard evidence that Han Sen was playing by the rules came to light, and the disqualification remains on record, he has the gall to be enraged about the PR backlash, and blames Han Sen entirely for it.
- Moral Myopia: Even before Han Sen's unfortunate mishap with Qin Xiuan, Son of Heaven's looked upon everyone else in Steel Shelter as trash, treated them as such, made their lives much harder than they had to be by pushing them around and pushing his troubles onto them, dragged monsters too strong for him to face into their ranks and has the gall to be angry whenever someone else actually kills the beast by landing the final blow, and throws away people's lives like trash on a consistent basis, yet he sees Han Sen and "Dollar" as the epitome of evil for daring to resist being murdered by him and thwarting his villainy whenever they can.
- Never My Fault: He never takes responsibility for his actions and always blames others, happily killing them for his own mistakes.
- Only Known By His Nickname: His true name is never mentioned, though he is a Ning.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Combined with Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!. As the heir of Starry Group, he loves to flaunt any rule he doesn't like when it suits him, and uses money to keep himself equipped with the best gear, beast souls, etc. It does work for him quite well, short-term, but it makes him rather cocky and he's always getting into dangerous situations he can't get himself out of, so he just throws others at the problem to escape.
- Spared, but Not Forgiven: By the time Han Sen reaches Second God's Sanctuary, certain events have made it clear to Starry Group that Han Sen is not to be messed with, and Son of Heaven is no exception. While the two men still hate each other, Han Sen has more important things to worry about, and Son Of Heaven is forbidden to attack him, under threat of having his family turn on him, in full. If this changes and Son of Heaven comes at him, Han Sen is more than willing to give this fool the death he deserves.
- Stupid Evil: When he rounds up a hunting party, by press-ganging a bunch of people not in his gang, he puts them on inflatable rafts and sends them in first across a river to the nest of a pair of giant snakes, when he could have easily used beast-meat as bait instead. Then when he and his gang make it into the nest to steal some eggs, had absolutely no plan to safely sneak out, but instead simply tried to run for it, laden down with said eggs. The underwater snakes didn't like that and retaliated, especially when Son Of Heaven himself accidentally broke one of said eggs, forcing the gang to fight their way out, costing them eight members.
- We Have Reserves: Is quick to throw his men away like spoiled meat when they're of no use to him, use them as bait to lure away powerful beasts, he thinks he can save his life, have them wear down powerful beasts so he can land the killing blow, or take down his enemies without putting himself in danger, and he gets enraged when it fails him, or worse costs him some expensive beast souls because the soul dies along with the host and can't be looted from the corpse.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He will discard you the instant he thinks you're no longer of any use to him.
Second in command of Starry Group gang.
- The Bully: Just like Son of Heaven, he loves to shove people around.
- Number Two: To Son of Heaven.
- Off with His Head!: How he "enforces discipline" the first time he appears, dragging Han Sen and a dozen others, not affiliated with the gang, on a hunt.
- Sensing You Are Outmatched: When he tried to use his whip on Han Sen to avenge Liu Feng's earlier defeat, he froze upon seeing Han Sen wielding the bow called "Doomsday" at him, realizing that even if Han Sen didn't kill him with a single shot, chances are good he'd still be gravely injured. This stunned everyone in the area who witnessed it.
- Villainous Demotivator: Beheads people trying to flee certain death from an underwater beast, and then threatens the rest, "I will kill everyone who tries to run after taking the money. Live or die, it is up to you."
A random grunt of Starry Group gang.
- The Bully: Like most of the gang, he loves to beat up on people weaker than himself.
- Crime of Self-Defense: His response to Han Sen dodging his punches and kicks was to cry out "you dare to resist! I'll Kill You!" and drawing his sword, to try and do just that.
- Mugging the Monster: Being quite accustomed to bullying Han Sen, he failed to realize Han Sen has become much stronger, very quickly. As such, when he came at Han Sen with a sword, Han Sen not only took the sword away, and beat him down with it. When he called in his peers to attack, Han Sen broke his arm mid-sentence, and then broke their weapons, scaring them off when they tried to rush in and interfere.
- Never My Fault: When he and the rest of his peers from Starry Group gang got fired for their negligence in protecting Yuan's charges, he immediately blamed Han Sen for it, and then demanded "compensation" at the gate to Steel Shelter, in the form of beating up Han Sen. Han Sen refused to play along.
Fist Guy's Gang
Common to All
A rich guy Han Sen meets, and rescues, while hunting near Steel Shelter.
- Cassandra Truth: Inverted. Han Sen chances upon a nest with an egg belonging to a sacred blood creature. Han Sen offers to share it, but he thinks it's a joke, until the egg is almost all gone...
- I Owe You My Life: Unlike Xue, he is genuinely grateful to Han Sen for being rescued, and becomes a valuable contact on planet Roca, Han Sen's home world.
- Non-Action Guy: He's a merchant, not a hunter. As such, he has no on-screen hunts to his name. The one time he tried, going for an infant beast, out of hunger, he angered the entire herd, in the hundreds.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He's loaded, yet he provokes over a hundred beasts that each weigh dozens of tons.
A member of Steel Shelter, gang unknown, who once foolishly attacks Han Sen for mutant meat he was planning on feeding to Meowth.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Dollar, he becomes Dollar's best ally and supporter, at least among the people in God's Sanctuary.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Downplayed, but present. He and Dollar take down a nest of giant wasps together, and he is as friendly with Dollar as anyone in God's Sanctuary.
- HeelFace Turn: Starts out an entitled twit who attacks the protagonist, becomes a good ally after surrendering and sincerely apologizing and making amends for his ill advised attack.
- Ineffectual Loner: Aside from Dollar, he hasn't been seen with anyone in God's Sanctuary, and prefers to hunt by himself, but has no on-screen solo victories.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Defied. Dollar clearly thought his surrender was faked, until he was willing to use his underwear as a white-flag of truce. Dollar is so amused, he stops trying to kill him, and patches up his wounds.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Getting stabbed in the ass repeatedly by Dollar, to a life threatening degree, surrendering is a damn fine idea.
- Mugging the Monster: Attacks Dollar, trying to steal some mutant beast meat, winds up fighting way, way more than he can chew.
One of four guides sent with Han Sen, on the orders of Ning Yue, to scout out a Super Beast.
- Aggressive Negotiations: On both ends. After drugging Han Sen and the others with poisons that would cause brain damage in three days, with no hope of recovery, unless he provides the antidote, he repeatedly threatens Han Sen, thinking he's helpless. When Han Sen retaliates, he puts him through the same treatment, graphically and painfully dislocating all the joints in his body, and making it clear that if he doesn't provide the antidote, then all he has to do is Leave No Witnesses.
- Bastard Bastard: An illegitimate child of the Chens clan, and is a particularly nasty individual.
- Defensive Feint Trap: On the wrong end. Han Sen fakes being affected by drugs, and pleading for his life to get Zhu to lower his guard. When Zhu gets close enough, the tables are turned almost immediately, and Zhu gets a nice taste of hell, before being turned over to the rest of Ning Yue's men, who all now have a serious grudge against him.
- Master Poisoner: Mastered drug mixing and hyper-geno arts that produce various dangerous drugs and poisons that he uses on his victims to take what he wants.
- The Mole: Sent by the Chens to infiltrate Starry Group and steal Han Sen's Super-soul dagger from him. This goes very, very poorly.
- Moral Myopia: He happily drugs Han Sen and the rest of the party, boasting of taking his sweet time giving them cruel and painful deaths, if he doesn't get what he wants from Han Sen. When Han Sen turns the tables and gives him a taste of his own medicine, he decries Han Sen as a "pervert" who is far more interested in making him suffer than getting answers to his questions.
- Mugging the Monster: Quite literally. He smugly expected Han Sen to be laid low by his "Sleep Drops" drug, and threatened Han Sen's life repeatedly. Han Sen almost immediately turned the tables, and put him through his own standards, with a bit of Torture for Fun and Information thrown in. He cursed his own "bad luck" for picking a fight with such a terror.
- Spared, but Not Forgiven: He and Han Sen meet again in Second God's Sanctuary, and much as Han Sen would like to kill him, keeps him around because he's useful, and at that point, Han Sen needs all the help he can get.
- Supreme Chef: Is an excellent cook.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: Drugs the meal he fed to Han Sen and the rest of their party. To his horror, Han Sen no-selled the drugs.
- Finds himself on the receiving end when Han Sen wants to test the efficacy of a certain mushroom he finds some super-beasts eating. The results is... not pretty.
- Torture for Fun and Information: On the wrong end. Since Han Sen is not a Master Poisoner, he chose to use his grappling arts to see how much of a beating Zhu could take and then question him.
The reporter responsible for Han Sen's Atrocious Alias, and his biggest fan.
- Fanboy: Is a completely unashamed fan of "Dollar."
- Going for the Big Scoop: Nearly puts his life in danger to live-stream Dollar's fight with the gold Shura.
- Gut Feeling: His long career as a reporter has given him uncanny instincts in tracking down hot news. When he meets Han Sen of Heavy Warframe society, he has his crew dismantle the cameras from the expected hot topic of the Starry Cup and reassemble them in the warframe competitions. His camera crew balks, but does what he says. His station leads with a major upset, highlighting Han Sen taking away first place in five events, and the rest of the stations have to scramble to cover it, losing ratings in a big way because their footage is sub-par.
- Intrepid Reporter: He follows the news wherever it leads, regardless of the danger to his life, or professional career.
- Moral Luck: The first time Dollar was in a mixed martial arts tournament, Fang pointedly refused to give Dollar flack, despite the fact that Dollar's fights were not showy, or quick, and his internal monologue admits that all his analysis painting Dollar in a good light was pure bullshitting. Come Dollar's Single-Stroke Battle with the fan favorite, where Dollar walked away completely unscathed while the latter is on the ground, in tatters, and Fang rose to stardom, with his bosses and peers gnashing their teeth in jealousy and rage for being made to look like fools.
A rookie reporter with strong family connections.
- The Bet: She is so convinced that Blackhaw's weak and certain to lose that she happily bets against Fang Mingquan and on St. Germain. She'd regret it, big time.
- Entertainingly Wrong: She prints a very steamy article indicating there's some kind of bromance between Han Sen and Jing Jiwu to explain why the two wind up facing each other in Archery, the least popular field, despite being experts in many others, and why they're so fixed on researching each other. Truth is, they're both forced into Archery by their respective schools for the current tournament, and they're only interested in each other, due to their existing policy of never underestimating their opponents.
- Humble Pie: Thought herself vastly superior to her mentor, Fang, and openly rebelled against him when assigned to Blackhawk to cover the Black and White boxing competition, thinking him "unprofessional" for stating that Blackhawk would win, and the victory would be overwhelming, because the general consensus was that St. Germain would win, with what appeared to be an all-star cast. She was bitter and ashamed when Blackhawk "drew first blood" and St. Germain never recovered.
- Knight Templar: In terms of the news industry, she follows an internal "professionalism" parameter that is extremely rigid in application and execution, fervently insisting that Status Quo Is God, and anyone who disagrees is not fit for the news industry, leading towards a Broken Pedestal moment against her mentor Fang. As Han Sen blows all her preconceptions out of the water, she blue-screens.
- Recognition Failure: The first student she meets in Blackhawk is Han Sen, the very popular rising star, who was at the heart of a very well covered, and highly controversial win then disqualification in Starry Cup, and hosting war-frame commercials for the SKTS brand of warframes, yet she completely fails to recognize him and moves on to interview the rest of the Black and White boxing team, completely ignoring him.
- Stunned Silence: She was so dismissive of Han Sen that she expected him to get trounced by the top players of St. Germain. One T-K-O later, in Han Sen's favor, and she completely forgets to make any commentary.
- This Can Not Be: She was firmly convinced that St. Germain would beat Blackhawk at "Black and White Boxing" without breaking a sweat. Along comes "The Black Fist Emperor" yet another of Han Sen's flashy titles, and the reverse is true. A total wash Five wins for Blackhawk, zero for St. Germain.
- Wrong Assumption: She presumed Fang Mingquan shipped her off to Blackhawk, the expected losing side, to sideline her, so she decided to play up St. Germain. In reality, Fang Mingquan shipped her off to Blackhawk as a favor to her family so she'd be at ground zero, covering the side he was expecting to win.
An archery "expert" who comes on to Wen's show covering the opening round in the current archery tournament.
- Accidental Truth: He states that the match between Blackhawk and Smith academies would end in less than five minutes. It ends in three, but with Blackhawk being on the winning side, of a complete rout.
- Broken Smile: He smugly smiles when seeing Blackhawk rushing Smith's stronghold in the archery game, until Han Sen and team not only take out two of Smith's archers right away, but apply so much pressure that Smith lost the opportunity to counter-attack and had to abandon their positions. At this point, his smile freezes in place as he's too shocked to express any other emotion.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Laughs at Han Sen for choosing a strength 11 longbow, claiming Han Sen is "unfit" for not choosing a bow requiring a strength of 12 or higher. He pointedly ignores all the other attributes of Han Sen's bow, like the fact that it's suited for just about any situation an archer might come across, as opposed to the highly specialized bow he's boasting his nephew chose.
- Expy: He openly calls Wen's coverage on Han Sen "fake news."
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He loves to spout archery "facts" as if they're gospel, not doing any actual research on the actual contestants.
- Psychological Projection: Uses the fact that he's guilty of nepotism, favoring his nephew, who happens to be a contestant on behalf of Smith academy, to accuse Han Sen's fans of "having weak minds" in supporting Han Sen.
- Reality Ensues: You, a self-proclaimed "expert" talk shit about a fan favorite, and openly admit that your views are based solely on nepotism, being completely dismissive to all the fans, even those on the opposite team of said favorite when they call you out on it, and then you're proven wrong? Kiss your career goodbye.
- Smug Snake: He smirks and flouts his "expertise" as if he's infallible. He never actually did any research on Han Sen or Blackhawk. He just looks at Han Sen's performance on warframes, commercial for Digang, and history at Hand of God, and Black and White boxing, and automatically presumes Han Sen is just a prop to pad the archery team's numbers.
- Stunned Silence: After Blackhawk, the underdog, completely shuts down Smith academy, including his nephew, Fang, that he spent so much time building up, he can say nothing as the fans he had so smugly dismissed tear into him on the news-feed comments, and he gets thrown off the air, perhaps permanently.
- Wrong Assumption: Goes into the interview presuming Smith accademy has a 60% chance of beating Blackhawk, because he can only see Han Sen as "weak" compared to his own nephew, whom he's personally trained in archery.
The director of the Starry Cup competition.
- Did Not Think This Through: Even if things went as he planned, his actions wouldn't have actually harmed Han Sen or his warframe prototype in the slightest, as it was a competition using virtual avatars. In addition, even if Han Sen lost that particular round, it would still boost the popularity of Han Sen's warframe, regardless, as anyone would be very interested in a machine that can go toe to toe with hundreds of its current peers and perform well.
- Evil Can Not Comprehend Good: He was stupefied that Luo Xiangyang would protest an arbitrary rule change in his favor.
- Evil Is Petty: Loathe to accept competition, he changes the "single combat" rules arbitrarily in the hopes of crushing Han Sen's then unknown warframe, simply because his company did not build it.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By rigging the "single competition" match to be a major battle royale against Heavy Warframe, he made an excellent commercial for Digang, the producers of Han Sen's warframe.
- Obvious Rule Patch: Changes tournament rules arbitrarily mid-tournament to try and favor himself and his company.
- Wrong Assumption: Presumed that changing the rules would allow the complete annihilation of the vastly numerically inferior Heavy Warframe society and Han Sen's Super Prototype. What he failed to realize is that Heavy Warframe Society are a tight-knit bunch and practice working together, even if they're not good at it, while all the others are not accustomed to working together, are not professional soldiers, and have no experience on an actual battlefield, while Han Sen does. Even with odds of hundreds of students to Heavy Warframe's five, Han Sen still manages to come out on top, to his ire.
Runs the V.I.P. section of the V-R fighting simulator, Gladiator. This is a gambling den where failure to pay your debts doesn't result in loan sharks coming after you, but being dragged into a Forced Prize Fight where the "prize" is your life.
- Actually a Doombot: The "Ning Yue" that attacks Han Sen is a doppleganger beast soul.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Since they were small children, he loves to pat Huangfu Pingqing on the head to show his affection. His affection is genuine, but for some unexplained reason Huangfu doesn't understand, she finds it creepy.
- Affably Evil: Unflinchingly friendly and polite, but runs a blood-sport where gambling debtors are forced into death matches, with the crowd literally howling for blood. This unnerves Huangfu Pingqing so much, she'd rather hang out with Son of Heaven, who is violent, vicious, cruel, and completely untrustworthy.
- Big Brother Instinct: Willingly lets himself be the Ill Boy so Son of Heaven can be healthy.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Huangfu's instincts prove justified in chapter 386 when he attempts to backstab Han Sen because the latter would not willingly give up his super-beast soul dagger.
- Broken Pedestal: While Han Sen never trusted him in the first place, he is "disappointed" when Ning Yue broke his word and tried to backstab him.
- Dissonant Serenity: Invoked. He's undertaken a martial art that keeps him "calm" regardless of what's going on around him. Even so, he still fails to catch Han Sen off guard, because Han Sen specializes in assassination and never trusted him anyway.
- The Dreaded: Although Han Sen is far, far, far stronger than him, Ning Yue scares the crap out of him, in terms of sheer cunning, being able to completely invalidate Han Sen's ability to peek through his eyes and ears by squirreling himself away from Starry Group operations and sensitive discussions, practicing Buddhism all day. In fact, Han Sen believes if he had been antagonized by Yue and not Son of Heaven at the start of the story, he'd be long dead.
- Evil Virtues: Honor, Honesty, and Kindness.
- Friend in the Black Market: Runs a blood-sport gladiatorial coliseum, but he and Han Sen get along swimmingly.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Presumably, he knows about Super creatures, the level above sacred, but he plays his cards close to his chest, and even if he does, there's no way he can personally profit from it, as he's too frail to use their beast-souls or geno-points himself.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Unlike the rest of Starry Group, his word is his bond and all his business dealings are straightforward and above board.
- Honor Before Reason: With his grandfather dead, he can reverse the name-changing ceremony, gaining back his own health and cursing Son of Heaven, but refuses to do so, because he thinks he'd be a "bad son."
- Ill Boy: Began life as a healthy 8 pound baby boy, but his grandfather favored Son of Heaven, and after consulting with fortune tellers, used a name-changing ritual to swap their karmas. Son of Heaven gained health and prosperity while his own health declined. He's been frail ever since.
- Manipulative Bastard: Though not totally unlikable, he does his research, and gets people to do what he wants by finding out what their weaknesses are, or their goals and dreams, and offering it to them. Han Sen respects him for that, since he's trustworthy and carries out his end of the bargain, without fail.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Using his doppleganger beast-soul to attack Han Sen teaches Han Sen how to use his "Beetle Knight" soul, and allows him to properly display "Dollar" as an alternate identity.
- Refuge in Audacity: After backstabbing Han Sen with his doppleganger, he meets the latter at "Faith Shelter" like nothing happened and stretches out his hand for further "collaboration." Han Sen waves him goodbye saying "No, thanks."
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: By attacking Han Sen for the "crime" of not being willing to support Starry Group's monopoly of "Super Gene" knowledge and resources, he not only loses 17 very valuable employees, but permanently alienated someone he really should have never offended, since he learns, too late, that Han Sen is a direct blood descendant of a man his family owes a blood-debt to, and is under orders to never ever offend. He also loses the very "super gene" knowledge and resources he wanted to exploit in the process.
Blackhawk AcademyOne of the top military schools in the setting. Upon finding out Han Sen became a student, his mother cried Tears of Joy going So Proud of You.
Han Sen's official girlfriend.
- Abomination Accusation Attack: Since Han Sen had never played the multi-player version of "Hand of God" before meeting her, she angrily insists that he must have used a cheat tool to beat her, pointedly refusing to believe otherwise... until hard evidence that he really is that good is brought before her, at which point she eats so much crow, she farts feathers for a week.
- Anger Born of Worry: After becoming Han Sen's official girlfriend, she gets very nervous about his well-being. When she doesn't hear from him in over a week, she gets scared then furious, and gives him a tonguelashing when they meet again, even though she knew he had no way of contacting her, being in God's Sanctuary and all...
- Ascended Fangirl: Though she's not aware of it. She is a huge fan of Dollar, and is in a committed sexual relationship with Han Sen.
- The Bet: Twice! She welches on it the first time, angrily accusing Han Sen of cheating, without any evidence, but when he clears her conditions the next time, in public, where cheating is impossible, and she's signed a legally binding contract that she'd keep up her end, with a Big Damn Kiss, she has no choice but to follow through, to her eternal chagrin.
- Big Damn Kiss: She bet that she'd kiss Han Sen on the lips if he got first place in 5 war-frame events during the Starry Cup. When he did, she took him to a darkened corridor and tried to get away with a light peck. He grabbed her in a bear-hug, and she melted in his arms like butter.
- Bothering by the Book: Even though she's a member of the very influential Ji house, she has to toe the line for military protocols. So when Wang Hou and his bunch disappear exploring a Crystalizer ruin, she's forced to go investigate, even knowing it's a suicidal task.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Is very possessive of Han Sen, and she doesn't bother to hide it. He actively enjoys it.
- Dude Magnet: Constantly the target of male wooing at Blackhawk Academy. When Han Sen officially, and publicly declares himself as her boyfriend, this all stops, and she's secretly very grateful.
- Happily Married: To Han Sen.
- I Will Find You: When she somehow hears that Han Sen came back alive, she pulled strings to get him onto the Daphne, so their relationship could pick up where it left off.
- Master of Delusion: When Han Sen challenges a bunch of other suitors to Hand of God and totally curbstomps them, he uses the alias "My-girlfriend-is-Ji-Yuanran." Despite the fact that she officially bet that she'd be his girlfriend on the ride to Blackhawk if he beat her at Hand of God, and he constantly reminds her of it, she fails to connect the dots and pointedly denies having a boyfriend when asked about it.
- Official Couple: With Han Sen, and she's secretly very happy about it.
- Offscreen Breakup: When Han Sen disappeared in God's Sanctuary for a year, she took it hard, lost weight due to grief, and had already moved on, taking an internship on a space-craft that Han Sen can't reach. When Han Sen managed to make it back to Blackhawk and tried to reach out to her, only to find out he might never see her again, he broke down, and lost all interest in school activities, focusing only on being the best human warrior, ever, so such a thing never happens again.
- Reality Ensues: Your lover disappears without warning, no way to reach them for over a year, and everyone presumes they're dead? Yeah, it hurts, and you either move on, or the despair takes you too.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: She pulls strings to get Han Sen aboard the Daphne, so she can be close to her lover. Bringing Han Sen aboard the Daphne proves instrumental in scuppering a coup, and saving her life!
- School Idol: Called "the princess of Blackhawk," and she hates it.
- Support Party Member: While exploring the crystalizer ruins, her combat prowess was all but useless, but her knowledge of crystalizer workings was instrumental in helping Han Sen take the least dangerous route and avoid many hidden dangers that even with his vastly superior fitness, he could not deal with.
- The Tease: When she thinks Han Sen is light years away, she promises she'll become his lover if he can make it to her room on the count of three. To her shock, he embraces her from behind at "2.5."
- Their First Time: As a result of a four-day vacation cruise, courtesy of Han Sen beating out the ace of aces of Army Central Academy, The Ace of military schools, and the chaperone getting drunk into a coma on day one...
Ji Yanran's friend and roommate.
- The Gadfly: Loves to tease and provoke Yanran just to get a reaction. She begins to resent Han Sen when Ji Yanran starts giving back as good as she gets, thanks to his influence.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Combined with Mood Killer. She walks in on Han Sen and Ji Yanran making out, and squees so loudly, she kills the mood. An embarrassed Ji Yanran chases after her in response.
- Spotting the Thread: She's the one who realizes Han Sen is "My-girlfriend-is-Ji-Yanran" and loudly announces it in the cafeteria. Of course, this is after Han Sen has already got first place at five war-frame events, so the entire school goes "oh, cool. Makes sense." And proceeds to support Han Sen and Ji Yanran being together.
A friend of Wang that Han Sen meets while on a hunt with Wang.
- Action Girl: And how. She's such a strong fighter, she can match any one of the gang leaders of Steel Shelter in a one on one fight.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: She's a very capable fighter as well as a merchant, and she's completely love-struck with Han Sen, to the point that she openly proposes marriage, because he's an even better fighter than herself.
- I Love You Because I Can't Control You: She's fascinated with Han Sen because she can't read him, like most men, and he actively resists her charms, rather than rather quickly get wrapped around her finger.
- Intrepid Merchant: Runs an auction for her parent company and is also a mighty huntress in God's Sanctuary.
- Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Loves Han Sen and is constantly trying to get into his pants, hates and tries to kill Dollar.
- Mood Killer: Invoked. She dresses up in sexy lingerie and then calls Han Sen over a video com-link when she believed Han Sen would be making out with his girlfriend Ji Yanran, and celebrates when she winds up ruining the mood.
- New Transfer Student: Is so enamored with Han Sen that she pulls the strings of Ares Martial Hall to make herself a transfer student mid-way through the semester.
- One Degree of Separation: If she's telling the truth, she's Son Of Heaven's cousin, on his mother's side, which helps explain why she'd side with him against Dollar.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She knows she's got the goods and isn't afraid to flaunt them. She prefers to use a com-link to speak with Han Sen while she's in very risque poses, outfits, or situations. Like in lingerie or in a bubble bath, just barely hiding her unmentionables.
- The Vamp: Uses her sex-appeal as a weapon in negotiations.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: She drags Han Sen off to Ares Hall, shows off its best fighter "Queen" who is not only stunningly gorgeous, but a mighty, unstoppable juggernaut and tells Han Sen she believes he can turn out the same way. When he asks how, she says "you can marry me and become this hall's disciple." Han Sen responds with a Spit Take, to her amusement.
- Wild Card: Her loyalties are completely unpredictable. She even willingly sides with Son of Heaven at one point, in attacking Dollar, for money, despite knowing his poor track record of actually letting you live to spend it.
The teacher who sponsors Blackhawk's warframe society and thinks the Heavy Warframe society is redundant, resenting "the waste of space." He changes his mind when he meets Han Sen.
- Defeat Means Respect: He honestly believed Heavy Warframe society was redundant, and a waste of space his group desperately needs. One sparring match with Han Sen, ending in a draw, and then the former's total victory over him in the official Starry Cup, and he no longer thinks that way.
- Honor Before Reason: When Starry Group arbitrarily changed the format rules of the "single battle" warframe fight to a battle royale, hoping to squash Han Sen's Super Prototype, purely because they didn't build it, he went to Starry Group to protest the decision, even though it gave his team the advantage. Starry Group responded with My Way or the Highway.
- Hot-Blooded: He's quick to anger and throw his whole being into his passion.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: After seeing, first hand, how talented Han Sen is, he repeatedly offers Han Sen a high position in war-frame society. Han Sen refused, repeatedly, because Warframe Society is too rigid for his tastes. Heavy Warframe Society is Han Sen's choice because he gets much more freedom to act as he wishes.
- Spirited Competitor: He loves to fight for the challenge as much as Han Sen does. When he ambushes Han Sen in the Heavy Warframe garage and fights him warframe to warframe, they bond almost instantly.
Han Sen's archery teacher. She pointedly does not like him and wants to bring him down to size to suit her own ego, no matter what it takes.
- Crippling Overspecialization: What she wants from her students. She resents the fact that Han Sen is not only able to clear her assessment tests with ease, but masters numerous other fields. As far as she's concerned, archery students should only be good at archery, period, and devote their whole lives to it. She sees Han Sen getting an official S rank while having a life outside her classroom as a personal affront to her.
- Entitled Bitch: She truly believes that her students will all attend her sponsored archery club, without having to ask them, and considers the fact that Han Sen is happy in the Heavy Warframe society as an insult tantamount to a slap to the face, but rather than ask him why this is, brings in her father to break him, just to soothe her bruised ego.
- Evil Gloating: As she leaves Han Sen in the hands of her father, "The Nazi" for a month, she whispers "I'll come back to see how miserable you are in a few days. By that time, you will beg me to take you with me."
- HeelFace Turn: Went from a Knight Templar Stern Teacher out to crush Han Sen, just to soothe her own ego, to one of his biggest supporters when she sees that Han Sen takes Blackhawk's tournaments seriously, especially her long overlooked archery class.
- Knight Templar: She's right by whatever deity runs the universe, and she will pull any strings she has to in order to beat that into you.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Your own father, a man whose training regiment is so harsh, his nickname is "The Nazi," tells you to cool it with your Knight Templar stuff, you put a stop to it.
- Poor Communication Kills: She has a fundamental disagreement with a student? Does she come to him about it and try to address it? HELL NO! She sits back waiting or him to fail and come beg forgiveness. He succeeds anyway? Bring in her Drill Sergeant Nasty father whose Red Baron is "THE NAZI" and puts people through a "training regiment" so harsh most of them are grievously injured or killed!
- So Proud of You: To Han Sen and the archery team for managing to last in the archery tournament up until only Han Sen and Jing Jiwu are the only ones left. Especially impressive as Jing Jiwu is not only two years Han Sen's senior, and about to graduate, but Allance Central Military is filled with Ace of Aces students and faculty, constantly getting all the best perks and dominating every contest they participate in.
- Stern Teacher: Up to Eleven. Even though Han Sen does all his homework, gets passing grades, and clears the mid-semester assessment with ease, she wants to utterly destroy him because he doesn't spend every waking moment in her classroom, doing whatever it is they do in class.
- The Strategist: She puts forward the best strategy to bring victory over Alliance Central Academy, leveraging what few strengths her students had. The rest of the schools at the tournament stared at her in disbelief, and extreme interest, when it actually worked!
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: How dare a student succeed at archery without me controlling his every waking moment?! I have to crush him and bring him into line, no matter what it takes!
- Tears of Joy: Blackhawk beat Alliance Central? An Impossible Task? HECK YEAH!
- This Can Not Be: She does return to check up on Han Sen in two days and is utterly shocked to see Han Sen and Situ Qing chatting like old friends rather than Han Sen weeping on the ground, begging for relief.
- Villainous Demotivator: One has to wonder how she even teaches class. Han Sen manages to clear the mid-semester assessment with flying colors, while having a life outside her classroom, and rather than celebrate his achievement, and simply accept the credit, she pulls strings to bring her father in to try and destroy him.
- Wrong Assumption: She honestly believes that if you don't attend her class and do her archery drills her way, your skills will dull, expecting Han Sen to fail the mid-semester assessment because he attends her class at the bare minimum. She's shocked and enraged that he clears the assessment with ease because he frequently practices archery in the wild, while hunting beasts in God's Sanctuary.
Situ Xiang's father, the vice principal at Blackhawk, and a former Archery "trainer."
- Intimidation Demonstration: He starts the "training" by crushing a piece of "Z-metal" in his bare hand, "as a gift" to Han Sen.
- No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: While he enjoyed his time with Han Sen, he didn't like the "training session." He prefers to train complete rookies, rather than seasoned pros, of which Han Sen is one. He gets no satisfaction from an easy training regiment.
- Otaku: Is a huge fan of Black and White boxing, and after losing to Han Sen in the sport, twelve times in a row, decides to trade trips and tricks rather than "train" him.
- Red Baron: "The Nazi."
- Training from Hell: His "training" is so harsh, it has caused serious injury and death, and he was shocked when student complaints got him pulled off the roster, in two days!
Star HallOne of the major Hyper-geno arts research facilities.
A well-known top researcher.
- Entitled Bastard: He is so accustomed to people pounding down his door for the newest and greatest arts he makes, that he thought Han Sen would just happily agree to be the guinea pig for his Yin-Yang Blast technique, which has already caused serious injury and death. He's dismayed when Han Sen turns him down, twice. The first being a thinly disguised offer of being his "assistant," the second, a plea to use the art, after trying to con him into it, by selling it to him as something else!
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His first impression may have been absolutely horrific, but he's nowhere near as horrid as he first appears. When Han Sen makes contact with him, shortly after returning from a year's absence, he's overjoyed and provides Han Sen with a fitting Hyper-geno art, free of charge, when Han Sen simply asks for his recommendation for an art that will help him hunt super-gene beasts.
- Just Think of the Potential: He doesn't want his highly experimental and extremely dangerous martial art lost and forgotten to time, so he tries to con Han Sen into using it, before it gets officially banned. He has the gall to be shocked when Han Sen catches on, and demands proper compensation before he'll agree to do so.
- Mad Scientist: All he cares about is his Hyper-Geno arts being spread far and wide, giving him fame. He cares not a whit about the people practicing said arts.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: The fundamental precept behind the martial art he wants Han Sen to experiment with.
DigangOne of the few companies that can openly compete with Starry Group, providing expensive top-of-the-line warframes.
The top actress hired to run the warframe commercials.
- Ace Pilot: She's not just a pretty face. In order to star in commercials, she has to be an expert at operating warframes. Being sidelined in favor of Han Sen for the SNKS series wounded her pride, so she tried to ambush him. Her loss made far more amenable.
- Defeat Means Respect: She hated being sidelined by Han Sen for the commercial selling the news line of civilian warframes. One "spar" where she unceremoniously winds up flat on her face with Han Sen not even trying, and she realizes he's earned it, and treats him with respect, even though she still doesn't like it.
- Ms. Fanservice: In addition to being an Ace Pilot, this is the reason she's hired to market warframes.
Ares HallThe top martial arts hall in the entire Alliance
The top fighter of the Martial arts hall.
- The Ace: The best fighter in Ares Hall, bar none.
- Attempted Rape: Walks into Han Sen's room, unexpected, and unannounced. Unfortunately for her, Han Sen was under the influence of a powerful vitality-inducing mushroom while training his Hyper-geno arts and not in control of himself. He catches her by surprise, pins her to the wall, rips off her top before throwing her unto his bed. Realizing she was in the wrong for breaking in, and that he wasn't himself, she spares his life, but she was still unbelievably hurt and angry, rightly so.
- Indifferent Beauty: She's drop dead gorgeous. She knows it. She does not care.
- Intimate Healing: On the receiving end. Badly wounded in the chest by a super-beast, Han Sen has to rip off her clothes to treat the wound, but lacking medical supplies has Silver Fox lick her chest, knowing the animal has some kind of healing ability in its saliva. Queen thinks he's being a raging pervert until she sees the effects and is naturally stunned, though Han Sen did take the opportunity to ogle her.
- Lady of War: Powerful, beautiful, elegant, and dangerous in battle to all but Super Beasts. Han Sen isn't sure Silver Fox would be a match for her even though it is a super beast.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Any word about what happened in the Attempted Rape entry manages to get around and Han Sen's life is forfeit.
- Mask of Power: Wears a mask and is immensely powerful. Han Sen at his best versus her at her worst, and he would still lose.
- No-Sell: Even if you do manage to land a blow on her, she won't even flinch.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Finds herself stripped by Han Sen, at least twice, and in other compromising positions, and hates it.
- Stealth Mentor: She noticed Han Sen trying to copy her kiting skills when they sparred in the VR part of Gladiator, and simply let him use their sparring practice as an opportunity to work out his flaws, never stopping him, but never openly correcting him either.
- Wowing Cthulhu: She is the cthulhu, and Han Sen picking up on her fighting techniques without formal education of any kind impressed her beyond measure.
- You're Cute When You're Angry: She's very expressive and blushes like crazy when she's mad, so Han Sen loves to rile her up to see it, even mentioning the trope by name.
ShuraA genocidal alien race with which humanity is currently at war.
As a whole
- Aliens are Bastards: Their standard operating war-doctrine is that they're to kill any and all humans they run across. The term "non-combatant" doesn't even appear to be in their dictionary.
- Horned Humanoid: Shura, especially the aristocrats, have a horn in the center of their forehead.
- Kill All Humans: Their policy.
- No Item Use for You: They die if they're brought to God's Sanctuary. If they were able to get geno points and beast souls, humanity wouldn't stand a chance.
- Winged Humanoid: Shura have wings, and know how to use them.
- Would Hurt a Child: Their Kill All Humans doctrine doesn't even spare children.
A Shura aristocrat that crashed into a local middle-school in Han Sen's own neighborhood.
- Adaptational Wimp: In universe. The media edits the combat footage to make the battle look far more favorable to "Dollar" than it actually was.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: A Shura aristocrat, and upon crash-landing in a middle-school, seeks out to kill as many humans as possible, including helpless children.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Justified. It wields a katana made of some alien metal that's way, way stronger and lighter than anything humanity has to offer. Han Sen considers this katana alone more than sufficient to consider the battle profitable by beating him.
- Supernatural Martial Arts: Like humans, Shura practice "Hyper Geno Arts" and Han Sen was able to loot a computer chip with a human-compatible art, which he quickly went on to master.
- Worf Had the Flu: At that point in time, Han Sen honestly believes that if it hadn't been already grievously wounded in its own spaceship crash, he wouldn't have stood a chance against it. As it was, the fight was damn close.
- You're Insane!: When Han Sen, as "Dollar," goes Taking You with Me to defeat it, it shouts out the trope, by name. Fortunately, there was method to Han Sen's madness, the Shura took the brunt of the impact, killing it, while "Dollar" limped away, out of sight of the cameras, and then took inventory of the spoils.
Warship DaphneThe ship Han Sen finds himself sent to under official orders. Turns out that's where Ji Yanran was assigned.
Leader of the ship;s war-frame division.
- Critical Research Failure: In universe. Had he done more than the cursory research on Han Sen, seeing that he graduated Blackhawk, as a major, he would have seen that Han Sen was the best War-frame operator the college turned out, getting first place in five Starry Cup war-frame events, fielding the high-spec civilian version of the very warframes the Daphne is carrying.
- Death by Irony: Sets off the crystalizer ruin's defenses to kill off Han Sen, Ji Yanran, and even his partners. Ji Yanran and Han Sen walk out alive, while the crystalizer's defenses turn around and attack him instead, turning him into an unbandaged mummy by sucking out all his blood.
- Evil Is Petty: The reason he hates Han Sen is that Han Sen was assigned to the Daphne by someone else, and not himself, or the committee that appointed him to the Daphne.
- Irrational Hatred: Treats Han Sen as if the guy married and then murdered his baby sister, despite the fact that the two of them never met, and Han Sen's never done anything to him.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Strongly believes that the only way to anyone who is not an ally, and might be a nuisance later is to kill them, at the first possible opportunity.
- The Starscream: Turns out the hatred is not so irrational after all when it's revealed that he and his "Excellence Committee" weren't just researchers and their bodyguards, but a bunch of traitors looking to sell out humanity for profit, and he sees both Ji Yanran and Han Sen as spanners in the works to eliminate.
- Underestimating Badassery: He's done some research on Han Sen, but because the latter is not a war-veteran, thinks he's a complete rookie, wet behind the ears, and easy prey.
- Villain Has a Point: His original assertion that Han Sen being assigned to the Daphne due to Ji Yanran pulling strings would be valid, except that Han Sen soon after demonstrates that he's actually got merit to back up being assigned there.
One of the most annoying of the "Expert Panel" scientists placed aboard the Daphne.
- Entitled Bastard: Always demanded the best of the fresh food available, and by his charter, the crew was obligated to give it to him.
- People Puppets: Gets taken over by a "parasite crystal" and killed.
- Smug Snake: Loves to flaunt his self-perceived "superior intelligence" at everyone he meets, even insulting Han Sen's alma-mater. Han Sen turns it around by honestly proclaiming that Blackhawk did indeed beat Tang's alma-mater the last tournament. Tang goes and insists the comms officer tap into the net, to look it up, and then turns purple with rage when he finds out Han Sen was telling the truth.
- Your Head Asplode: Head blown to salsa when Han Sen realizes he's being controlled and shoots him with a warframe laser.
The head Crystalizer researcher aboard the Daphne
- Admiring the Abomination: While in the Crystalizer ruins, he's almost mesmerized with the Crystalizer defenses, even when said defenses are trying to kill him.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Dies to Crystalizer "needles", countless tiny crystals that sucked all the blood out of his body through his pores. Even his "Super Diamond Body" martial art didn't help.
- Made of Diamond: Invoked. His martial art, aptly named "Super Diamond Body" makes his outer skin as hard as diamond. To overcome it, one needs a fitness of over 120.
- Mad Scientist: All he cares about is getting more and more understanding on the Crystalizer civilization, and will do anything, or kill anyone to get it.
- Wrong Assumption: When he meets Wang Hou, holding the red crystalizer gem he wanted, he presumed Wang was still an ally and would hand it over. Too late, he realizes Wang was in it only for himself, when Wang turns the crystalizer defenses on everyone else.
Ji Yanran's bodyguard, appointed by her family, regardless of her intent.
- Defeat Means Respect: Averted. After Han Sen trounces her in a friendly spar, she ignores him outright. This is a marked improvement, but she still sees him only as a loathsome bug that should be kept away from Ji Yanran.
- Irrational Hatred: Loathes Han Sen with undying passion, due to her own past of a man who wooed her mother and then cleaned them out.
- Misplaced Retribution: Lashes out at Han Sen for being with Ji Yanran, "as a kept man" when she's pissed at the fraud who initially treated her and her mother kindly, just to get close enough to clean them out.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Is wholly loyal to the person who assigned her to be Ji Yanran's other bodyguard, not Ji Yanran herself.
- Not So Different: Her past is very, very similar to Han Sen, but she's even more jaded.
- Percussive Therapy: Smashes a table to ash when she loses to Han Sen, and then goes into the VR room and beats the hell out of a bunch of avatars in a fit until she's too tired to move.
Second God's Sanctuary
The leader of Steel Wheel Shelter
- A Friend in Need: How he sees Han Sen after the latter rescued his shelter from the attack of a Royal spirit, not even asking for a reward.
The leader of the aptly named "Blackgod" shelter.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Very proud of his stolen Tornado Knife skill.
- Assumed Win: Thought he would easily kill Han Sen in a one on one death-match. He failed to note that Han Sen only fled from him on previous occasions because he had an army with him, while Han Sen was alone. In addition, he failed to realize that Han Sen is the kind of guy who is constantly seeking to improve himself, and his abilities, and grows in strength very, very quickly.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Demands a one-on-one fight to the death with Han Sen. Han Sen gives it to him, and it ends with him pathetically begging for his life, humiliated.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Reliant entirely on his knife skills. Someone gets past them, and he's helpless.
- Moral Myopia: While Han Sen would have happily paid tribute to his men for fishing in an area near Blackgod shelter, Blackgod's men not only tried to take half his catch, without identifying themselves until Han Sen objected, but tried to kill him precisely because he objected that they were trying to straight up steal his catch, not showing they were Blackgod's men in the first place. When Han Sen defends himself with an appropriate level of force, they go whine to Blackgod who then comes at Han Sen with an army "because anyone harming his men, regardless of the reason, has to die," and he thinks Han Sen is the asshole.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Attacking Han Sen with an army, forcing him to flee into a frozen lake, caused Han Sen to stumble upon a submerged, mobile, Spirit shelter. Han Sen took control of said shelter and is now using it to transport trade goods between his own shelter and Steel-wheel shelter, not to mention that Han Sen can now hunt ocean creatures, which nobody else can do, opening up all sorts of new resources that the humans in Second God's shelter need to survive.
- Off with His Head!: How he dies. He even gets a few seconds of consciousness, seeing his own decapitated body, to experience it.
- Only Known By His Nickname: His real name is never mentioned.
- Revenge Myopia: Wants to "bite Han Sen to death" to avenge his wounded pride and followers. Utterly refuses to believe that none of it would have happened if he and his gang didn't go out of their way to harass, steal from, and attempt to murder Han Sen first.
- Underestimating Badassery: Thought Han Sen was vastly inferior to himself, due to fleeing from him on two occasions, and could only launch sneak attacks. Han Sen is indeed a powerful combatant in a one-on-one fight too, and only fled on previous occasions because Blackgod had an army with him, while Han Sen was alone.
- Wrong Assumption: He sees Han Sen coming out of Goddess Shelter, alone, against his 207 man army, and thinks Han Sen's come to surrender and beg for his life. Even when Han Sen spells out that should Blackgod continue hostilities, it's his own head that will be flying, he remains unmoved, until Han Sen comes running at him. When he realizes that it wasn't a bluff, it's after Han Sen has already ran past his 200 odd man army like they weren't even there. At this point, nothing he does helps in the slightest, though his last attack did manage to give Han Sen a tiny scratch...
A rather arrogant and cocky young man, son of the leader of the group Dong Lin, who thought he had fooled Han Sen into dancing in the palm of his hand. The reverse is true.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Part of his surrender terms to Han Sen would be for the latter to take a dangerous drug that would permanently mess up his DNA, forcing him to serve for life, in order to have access to the medicine he needs to keep on living. Han Sen forced his father to pay a huge ransom in exchange for keeping him alive in return.
- Assumed Win: Thought he had taken every precaution, and Han Sen would have no choice but to Join or Die. He was wrong.
- Deceptive Disciple: Began sucking up to Han Sen the moment he arrived in Second God's Sanctuary, purely to get close to him, so he could backstab and take over. Han Sen was never fooled.
- Easily Forgiven: He gets to keep his life, but his share, and that of his army, of the rewards gained in conquering Royal Shelter is forfeited, and he knows this is getting off easy. If it weren't for the fact that Dong Lin would retaliate, his crimes merit death.
- The Farmer and the Viper: How does he reward Han Sen for taking him under his wing and showing him the ropes of Second God's Shelter? Rounding up an army and trying to enslave him, with drugs. If he won't be enslaved? Murder him.
- Humble Pie: Thought he was going to get to name himself "King of the Ice Field" after deposing Han Sen. Han Sen not only had his pet trounce his trump card, Thunderdevil, but abjectly humiliated him and his army of 40 elite evolvers.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Thought he knew 70% of everything there is to know about Han Sen before launching his attack, and that his victory was assured. Even if that was true, the remaining 30% was what Han Sen deliberately kept hidden and turned around to bite him.
- Virtue Is Weakness: What he constantly believed about himself. He kept having second thoughts that betraying Han Sen's generosity and deposing him was a bad thing, and that enslaving or killing him would be a waste, but then justified himself by saying only strength matters and kindness will just be an invitation for betrayal upon himself.
Xue FamilyOne of the four great Qi Gong master families in the human controlled universe, which spans entire galaxies.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Their trademark. They are all, so far without exception, extremely arrogant and confident in their martial arts and view everyone outside the family as "scum" that exists only to serve them hand and foot, aside from members of the other three families, and even then, they see themselves as the superior group.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: The words "retreat" and "surrender" aren't in their vocabulary. Get in a fight with one of them, and he's got to be beaten unconscious, or killed, to stop attacking you.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride. They are so arrogant and overconfident that they don't take any perceived insult to their pride lightly, even if it's being "ignored" after strong-arming themselves into a private table and trying to enter into a discussion that has nothing to do with them.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The more talented they are at Jade Skin, the redder their eyes get and the more vicious and murderous their personalities.
- Revenge Myopia: Defeat one of them, even if it's in a fight he himself demanded, and he refuses to stop until he's taken away on a stretcher, and his superiors and mentors will either rush in and beat you up, or if that's not viable, scheme to murder you when nobody's watching.
- Sore Loser: They simply can not ever, ever tolerate losing a fight, even if they asked for it themselves. They have to be so badly injured they're taken away on a stretcher or killed to stop the fight, and then whoever defeats them has to sleep with one eye open, if there are witnesses, because their relatives might just come at them with murderous vengeance.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: They are all utterly convinced that they can defeat just about any one of their peers, though they will second guess attacking an elder, regardless of origin, that they will rush head long into demanding duels or attacking anyone when they think the law won't oppose them. When they try it on Han Sen, they go totally apeshit when they find themselves on the losing end, having to be beaten unconscious and dragged off on a stretcher, if not outright killed, to stop their attacks.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Han Sen learns that there's something seriously wrong with the family trademark martial art Jade Skin when he's forced to use it in battle with Xue Yikuang as the latter was trying to kill him. It made him vicious and cruel, even kicking at Silver Fox, which was trying to comfort him, something Han Sen would never do, as well as turning his eyes red and menacing.
A boy from Golden Shelter who got himself lost and wound up in Steel Shelter's territory, found by Han Sen.
- The Farmer and the Viper: How does he thank Han Sen for warning him about the Iron Tooth Crocodiles in the lake he was about to drink from and then give him directions to Steel Shelter, so he could get medical aid? Comes at him with a hyper-geno art, try to extort Han Sen's beast souls, and then kill him.
- Mugging the Monster: He attacks Han Sen, presuming he's just "commoner scum." Han Sen had not one, but two sacred-blood beast souls at this point, while Xue was completely unarmed, aside from his hyper-geno art, and badly wounded. He managed to destroy Han Sen's spear and scuff Han Sen's armor, breaking a few bones through blunt-force trauma, but when Han Sen's life was openly threatened, he went all out and headbutted this fool to death.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In another case of affluenza induced stupidity, he carried his tutorial for the "Jade Skin" martial art on his person, in God's Sanctuary, where he could not use it, in addition to not securing it in any way. Han Sen looted it from his corpse, took it home, and mastered it. This Hyper-geno art becomes the corner-stone for Han Sen's fighting and learning style, even saving his life at several points. A fringe benefit of the art also makes him a Chick Magnet.
- No Body Left Behind: After getting himself killed, and his corpse looted by Han Sen, his corpse is thrown into the pool and used as bait for Iron Tooth Crocodiles, leaving no trace.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: A literal Fatal Flaw for him. He thought he was untouchable so went through his yet un-named collection of beast souls, wandering lost in God's Sanctuary, and then jumps up and attacks Han Sen, making death threats, because Han Sen wouldn't worship him like a god, and fawn at his feet for the "honor" of being allowed to guide him, by hand, to Steel Shelter, and then when Han Sen retaliates, demanding all of Han Sen's beast souls. This provokes Han Sen into an Unstoppable Rage, and he gets headbutt so bad, his empty head gets turned to hamburger.
- Too Dumb to Live: Alone, bloody, battered, and in another shelter's territory, having gone through all your beast souls already? You don't go getting arrogant and making threats against guys you don't know. Even if you win the fight, there's no guarantee that they aren't well connected, with friends that will bear a grudge, and come after you and yours..
- Upper-Class Twit: He may have come from a wealthy background and gotten a better education, but it all went to his head, making him extremely haughty and arrogant. He had already gone through all his beast souls, stumbled into another shelter's territory, and then attacked a guy he knew nothing about, for the "insult" of failing to immediately drop a hunting quest to baby-sit him and hand-guide him to Steel Shelter.
- Weak, but Skilled: Due to coming from a richer family, he managed to acquire a better preliminary education, thus came to the field with better martial arts than Han Sen, but he was completely unarmed and attacked someone with not one, but two, sacred beast souls. Han Sen simply overpowered him with brute force when this clown decided Han Sen was "scum" that deserved nothing more than being ordered around, and who was unworthy of his hard-earned beast-souls.
The representative of the Xue family speaking at the exchange event where Han Sen went as Ji Yanran's escort.
- Assumed Win: So confident he would clean the floor with Han Sen, that he demanded Han Sen deliver the first punch. He got his wish and paid for it.
- Attention Whore: When he and Ji Qinquin butted in to Han Sen, Ji Yanran, Lin Feng, and Lin Jaleesa's private discussion, he grew increasingly irritated at being "ignored" even though the conversation had nothing to do with him, and he had nothing to contribute.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Incredibly easy to set off. Being "ignored" by Han Sen, after he and his "girlfriend" barged into Han Sen's conversation in the first place, to the point that he demanded a duel with Han Sen, and wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
- I Can Still Fight!: Even when his internal organs were damaged, and he was coughing up blood, he kept going after Han Sen until he had to be carried out on a stretcher.
- Meal Ticket: Ji Qinquin, Ji Yanran's elder sister, just picked him up to "date" him to try and one-up her sister with a richer and more influential man. There was no affection.
- Unstoppable Rage: When he gets angry, he can not be stopped without beating him so badly, he has to be carried out on a stretcher.
A higher tier member of the Xue family that chased Han Sen into Second God's Sanctuary, looking to avenge Yiyang's self-inflicted loss, by murdering Han Sen.
- An Arm and a Leg: The first thing that happens when Silver Fox retaliates to his murder attempt on Han Sen is being hit with a lightning attack that caused the murderous hand to explode.
- Beat Still, My Heart: Silver Fox's attack was so brutal that this guy's rib-cage was ripped open, exploding his internal organs, and the fox was just getting warmed up.
- Boxing Battler: Attacks with his fists using a boxing type martial art.
- Curbstomp Battle: On the wrong end when Silver Fox got pissed off.
- An Ice Person: Uses ice-based attack hyper-geno arts, even exuding a cloud of ice and frost.
- Mugging the Monster: Attacks Han Sen with murderous intent, and had Han Sen been alone, he might have succeeded, but Han Sen was not alone. With him was Silver Fox. The animal was not keen on watching its master murdered and intervened the moment Han Sen was in trouble, cooking Yikuang alive with lightning, and reducing him to charcoal.
- Offscreen Villainy: When he was at the exchange, his steward was surprised that he didn't immediately rush onto stage to attack Han San for daring to wound Yiyang, in a duel Yiyang himself demanded, saying "that's not like you." He retorts that beating Han Sen up is not enough, he needs killing, and the steward was relieved. This indicates that Han Sen is not his first murder attempt, but it sure as hell was his last.
- Punched Across the Room: Silver Fox uses lightning to bounce him into the sky and them slam him into the face of a glacier, and when he's pinned in the ice, reducing him to charcoal while he screams in fear and pain.
- Revenge Before Reason: Insists on killing Han Sen for wounding Yiyang in a duel Yiyang himself demanded and would not relent on.
- This Cannot Be!: As his Famous Last Words, he proclaims "this is impossible" as he's being blasted to charcoal, helpless to resist, by Silver Fox.
- Villain Respect: Is impressed that Han Sen was able to parry his Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs known as "Blizzard Strike," but this does nothing to sway him from his one-sided murderous grudge.
Wang Family:Like they Xue family, they're one of the top four families in the human controlled universe.
The daughter of a wealthy conglomerate. She and Han Sen met as a result of a training Escort Mission where Qin Xiuan was hired by her parents to help her hunt beasts. After an exceptional performance guarding her, she becomes platonically smitten with Han Sen.
- Ace Custom: In Blackhawk Academy, she pilots an antique "Destroyer" mecha that's pimped out with all the latest features, but she's a terrible pilot. The best she can do is provide Han Sen cover-fire in a group battle, which she does, to perfection.
- Hero-Worshipper: She just can't stop singing Han Sen's praises, and trusts him unconditionally. Said trust happens to be completely justified.
- Like Brother and Sister: Han Sen sees her as a little sister, and openly says so. This tickles her pink.
- Nice Girl: She's a total sweetheart who wouldn't harm a fly under normal circumstances. Han Sen loves to hang out with her, even when he isn't working as her bodyguard, as a direct result.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Which she's well aware of. That's why she has a long-term contract with Qin Xiuan to be trained and protected while fighting beasts and in Blackhawk Academy.
- Spoiled Sweet: Her family never tells her "no" to whatever she wants, and she's an unflinchingly nice and sweet girl who wouldn't harm a fly under normal circumstances, and only hunts beasts in God's Sanctuary because she's forced to by circumstances beyond her control, like the Human/Shura war.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Not only does she have powerful stats when hunting, but she trains on an Ace Custom heavy war-frame. She's completely unskilled in either, so she needs protection, and she's well aware of it.
Lin Family:One of the top four families in human controlled space.
Ji Family:One of the top four families, and the one from which Ji Yanran hails.
Ji Yanran's elder sister.
- Big Sister Bully: Goes out of her way to find something "better" than Yanran, just to rub the latter's nose in it. During the four-family exchange, this turns around to bite her, hard.
- Entitled Bitch: Seeing Lin Feng's aunt tell Han Sen and Ji Yanran to call her "big sis" as Friendly Address Privileges, seeing as Han Sen and her nephew were close, Qinquin immediately thought she was okay to do the same. Lin Feng's aunt was not amused and immediately tore into her for the affront.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Yanran's responsible.
- Sibling Rivalry: Beyond all reason. Whenever she hears her younger sister has something, she has to find something better. So when Yanran and Han Sen become an item, she has to go get a "better" boyfriend, right then and there. She grabs the very available Xue Yiyang and flaunts him in Yanran's face at the four family exchange. She quickly regrets this when her man proves to be a total boor and winds up being dragged off on a stretcher after losing a fight he himself demanded.