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Here's the main cast of Supernormal Step. Descriptions are taken from the comic's about page and from the character reference sheets.

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Fiona Mairi Dae

"I was doing perfectly fine in my normal little world and I just want to get back to where I belong!"

A girl from our world trapped in this weird one. She's trying to figure out a way home and trying to figure herself out as well. She's shown incredible skill in surviving, taught to her by her father. After her father died, she tore away from her family, often doing not so legal things to get by.

Van Henry Abrahams

"This is exactly what it looks like; would you care to join in?"

Full-time lady killer, ex-blood mage. Van could actually be considered the most responsible person in the group. The only thing that can sometimes distract him from his duties is his love of women. He goes for all types: blondes, brunettes, redheads, vampires...

Jim Teague Black

"Fine! Once again, let's detour from my original problem!"

A jerk of the highest caliber. Luckily, someone saw fit to punish him for that. He's actually human, but his curse dictates that he will only be human for as long as he's a good person. What does this mean for a man like Jim? A hell of a lot of time spent as a stuffed bunny.

  • Badass Longcoat: though it looks decidedly less badass in his plushy form
  • Baleful Polymorph: He is cursed to turn into a powerless, animated stuffed bunny whenever he makes the judge in charge of his curse sufficiently mad.
  • Beard of Evil: Grows one shortly before becoming a major antagonist.
  • The Big Guy: Out of the group, he easily has the largest amount of raw power when he isn't stuck in stuffed form.
  • Comedic Sociopath: With disturbing hints of a very unfunny sociopathy lurking within.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • The Dragon: Eventually becomes this to Mr. Kite.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He projects his own sociopathy onto others and perceives "goodness" as a sort of drug that cowards use to make themselves feel better.
  • Evil Overlord: After murdering Mr. Henderson, a largely benevolent dictator, he takes over the Supernormal U.S.
  • For the Evulz: He tries to kill Fiona because he believes that No Good Deed Should Go Unpunished.
  • Hostage Situation: Tries to take Fiona's mother and little brother hostage in order to kill her.
  • It's All About Me: He has no consideration for other peoples' needs beyond the extent to which they fit in his own.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Jim has to go out of his way to be nice. When he faces the judge in charge of his curse, he fakes intentions to turn over a new leaf, tricking the judge into restoring him to human form. He then proceeds to murder the judge with a blast of magic. He then admits to the judge's corpse that despite this, he really did mean it and wants to start doing good. But in his attempts to do so, he just starts acting crazier and more destructive than ever before.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • The first unambiguously evil thing we see him do is murder the judge in charge of his curse.
    • He threatens Mr. Henderson's loved ones as a distraction in order to kill him.
    • And immediately after killing Mr. Henderson, he tries to kill Fiona, because he believes that No Good Deed Should Go Unpunished.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: A vampire begs him for mercy, since all vampires are damned to a Fate Worse than Death by their curse when they die. Jim sadistically chops off his head, but said vampire was responsible for a significant amount of mass murder.
  • Killer Rabbit: Sort of.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water. Like Fiona, he came from our earth before suddenly being teleported under mysterious circumstances. Unlike Fiona, he had little trouble adapting and, curses aside, quite likes it in his new home.
  • Limited Wardrobe: With the exception of flashbacks, Jim is the only cast member to always wear the same clothes. Word of God states that the curse prevents him from changing his appearance. After the curse is broken, he picks a new look.
  • Moral Sociopathy: Seemingly gains this after some Character Development. That just makes him considerably scarier.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: After conquering the U.S. of the Supernormalverse, he becomes known as The Black King.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He more or less feels that this is the way the world is and should be and tries to kill Fiona for this reason.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Thanks to magic, he became big, muscular, and got his eyesight fixed. When Fiona causes The Magic Goes Away, he reverts to his previous wimpy self.
  • Psychological Projection: He assumes everyone else is just as sociopathic as himself, and believes they only behave differently because they are cowards.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His magic was always red. After he kills Mr. Henderson, his magic develops a sinister red and black theme.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Van's blue.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Mr. Henderson by threatening his resurrected brother and sister, which ultimately distracts Mr. Henderson enough for Jim to deal him a final blow.
  • Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: He was cursed by a shopkeeper as punishment for destroying her store. The curse, which is controlled by a judge, will restore him to human form when performing good deeds, and reduce him to a stuffed bunny when doing bad deeds. Jim's bunny form can induce Cuteness Overload, but in human form he can "kick people into the stratosphere". After breaking the curse, he overthrows Mr. Henderson and becomes a major antagonist.
  • Smug Super: Quite literally, according to Cecilia. Magic functions on confidence in this universe, and Jim is so unbelievably full of himself that it gave him superhuman power the moment he entered.
  • Spanner in the Works: Mr. Kite wanted a brick to play a certain role. But instead, he completely messes up Mr. Kite's plans by killing Mr. Henderson and almost killing Fiona.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Jim's human form is insanely powerful, and he's never gotten into a fight, that we know of, that he didn't win within minutes. The only thing stopping him from resolving pretty much every plot problem with violence is that by the time those minutes are up he's usually done something sufficiently malicious to bring him right back to bunny form. After breaking the curse, he eventually even puts up a good fight against (and by good fight, we mean he kills him) Mr. Henderson, the recognized World's Strongest Man.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He starts out as this to his already antiheroic teammates. He eventually makes the shift to full fledged villain.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Jim eventually figures out magic. Has a LOT of muscle, but lacks experience or skill (similar to Fiona before she came up with actual spells). He has even more raw power than Mr. Henderson, but the unskilled part briefly rears its head since Cavan Henderson has over a century of experience and training.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He doesn't have any good intentions in the slightest, but he in all probability doesn't realize that his new boss, Mr. Kite, is aiming for an event with a decent chance of causing The End of the World as We Know It.
  • World's Strongest Man: There are normally limits to how powerful a mage can be, but being from another world, he is an exception to this rule. And because magic is powered by confidence, and he is absolutely full of himself, he manages to overwhelm even Mr. Henderson, the previous holder of this title.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He takes no small amount of pleasure in beating Fiona to a pulp.

Akela Leanne T'nadne

"I'd say in your dreams, but I'd rather you just die."

First introduced as a snarky cashier background character, Akela was later revealed as an active member of the Nameless. Currently, she's following and helping Fiona on assignment from said organization - although she seems to have a personal investment as well.

May Aveline Dolingan

"Listen, Fiona - and oll trae te sae this in me most un-der-stand-a-ble accent..."

Former girlfriend of Van, and thick accented Irish vampire. May is a formidable combatant and often hides in trunks... well, mostly the one attached to Van's car.

Eva Henderson

Mr. Henderson's older sister.

  • Back from the Dead: She is a reconstruction of the original Eva that was deemed sufficiently accurate by Mr. Henderson to count as the original.
  • Bi the Way: While talking with Akela about sexuality, she says she doesn't care what someone is so long as they are fun to be around and that she has caused gossip with her "adventures". She continues to demonstrate Yaoi Fangirl tendencies, but also forms a relationship with Akela. However, Akela starts getting upset when she realizes that Eva doesn't take anything seriously, including said relationship.
  • Blithe Spirit: She reacts to learning she is in the future with great excitement.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Her defining personality trait. She expectantly hopes that her and her friends's bad influences have taken hold in modern society and isn't afraid to break the rules to have fun.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: When she discovers the internet, she also discovers "amusing stories" and decides to write her own story involving 2 past presidents kissing. Then Alice introduces her to videos of men hugging.

Halland Henderson

Mr. Henderson's older brother.

  • Back from the Dead: He is a reconstruction of the original Halland that was deemed sufficiently accurate by Mr. Henderson to count as the original.
  • Cowboy: When he picks up magic, his magic takes a theme with cowboy characteristics, allowing him to use a lasso and guns made out of magical energy.
  • The Stoic: He always maintains a strong sense of calm. Even hearing that his little brother has been murdered doesn't get a strong reaction out of him.


    Henderson Security

Halland Leander Henderson

"It's called being nice to the citizens; you should try it."

One of Mr. Henderon's top enforcers. Calm, collected, seemingly unkillable, and covered in scars. He thinks things through more than his sister Eva and generally cares about people more.

  • Complete Immortality: He is almost impossible to kill. The only known way to kill him is to kill Mr. Henderson, which would cause the magic that created him to dissipate. Doesn't mean you can't worse than kill him though.
  • Long Bus Trip: To ensure Halland survives his death, Mr. Henderson converts him into magical energy and places him in the more perfect recreation of Halland Henderson. He is never seen again, and almost certainly dies when Fiona permanently causes The Magic Goes Away.
  • Replacement Goldfish: The real Halland Henderson was murdered by a drunk. Cavan tried to recreate him with cloning multiple times.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: You Gotta Have Green and Black Hair. The result of being an artificial lifeform made from Mr. Henderson's magic, and thus containing his signature color.

Evangeline Kali Henderson

"I'm always right for once!"

Hall's sister has the same unkillable tendencies he does but without the calm and collected part. She's pretty energetic, and she can often be seen poking and prodding Hall into sibling quarrels. She takes action over thinking any day and loves to fight.

  • Complete Immortality: She is almost impossible to kill. The only known way to kill her is to kill Mr. Henderson, which would cause the magic that created her to dissipate.
  • Long Bus Trip: To ensure she survives his death, Mr. Henderson converts her to magical energy and places her in the more perfect recreation of Eva Henderson. She is never seen again, and almost certainly dies when Fiona permanently causes The Magic Goes Away.
  • Replacement Goldfish: The original Eva was murdered by a drunk. The current Eva is only the latest in a series of clones created by Cavan Henderson in an attempt to eventually recreate her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: You Gotta Have Green and Black Hair. The result of being an artificial lifeform made from Mr. Henderson's magic, and thus containing his signature color.


One of Henderson Security's latest lieutenants and a clone of the original Halland's lover.

  • Ax-Crazy: She is absolutely merciless in battle to the extent that even Evangeline thinks she goes overboard.
  • Came Back Wrong: The original Lexia was described as sweet. This one is a murderous lunatic.
  • Handicapped Badass: She wears blindfolds and navigates by echolocation, but is every bit as tough as the other Hendersons.
  • I Have Your Wife: She threatens to murder the family of one of the soldiers under her command unless he agrees to kill Fiona.
  • Replacement Goldfish: The original Lexia was murdered by the same drunk that murdered the original Halland. The current Lexia is a clone that was created by Cavan Henderson long afterwards in an attempt to eventually recreate them.
  • Transferable Memory: She has this power over the various clones of Halland and tries to replace the latest clone's memories with those of the original Halland.
  • Yandere: The original Lexia was lovers with the original Halland. The current Lexia tries to continue said relationship, only to learn that Halland's most important clone already has feelings for Fiona. She responds by murdering one of her own soldiers and plotting Fiona's demise.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: The result of being an artificial lifeform made from Mr. Henderson's magic, and thus containing his signature color.

Cavan Henderson

"My name is Mr. Henderson; you shall use it with respect."

Leader of the United States. Cavan Henderson was appointed to the role when he single-handedly won World War II. Most people seem fine with his rule, but there's also a large number who aren't happy.

  • Ambiguously Evil: Has a tendency to say ominous words and has occasionally done morally ambiguous things to maintain order. It gets implied that he has been working on an unethical project he doesn't want the public knowing about, but hasn't been seen doing anything outright evil. In the end, he doesn't turn out to be evil at all, but he did neglect to tell Evangeline and Halland things he really should have, like how they were results from a project meant to resurrect his elder siblings.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He became president of the US by virtue of demonstrating his raw power during WWII.
  • Fish out of Water: He comes from another universe, likely the same one as Fiona. When he was first summoned, he needed the assistance of a draconic humanoid to familiarize himself with his new world.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When Jim threatens his resurrected siblings, Mr. Henderson takes measures to ensure their safety, which distracts him enough for Jim to kill him.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He isn't a bad person, maintains order, and has prevented anyone from doing anything too awful with his overwhelming power. But he is technically a dictator who refuses to step down from a former democracy and discriminates against races he considers to be dangerous. Additionally, it is heavily implied that Mr. Kite, the leader of the Nameless, has been operating False Flag Operations in his name, committing mass murder.
  • Insistent Terminology: He's Mr. Henderson.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies at Jim's hands.
  • Long-Lived: Thanks to a special technique taught to him by his magic tutor, his aging was slowed considerably.
  • Necessarily Evil: He discriminates against races he perceives as dangerous and keeps them isolated in domed cities. But when the vampires in one such city give in to their darker natures, we get to see exactly why he considers this necessary.
  • Necromantic: His main motive is to bring his older brother and sister, who were murdered by a drunk, Back from the Dead. At least two of the Halland clones he has created in his efforts, however, claim that he is working towards building an army. This is a lie, but many of the clones Came Back Wrong and are dangerously unstable.
  • Older Than They Look / Really 700 Years Old: He's well over a century and has lost track of his exact age. Revealed to be a special trick taught to him by his mentor.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Cavan hasn't done much besides paint a "creepy blind chick" and speak ominously, with the exception of killing Johnny.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Could be interpreted as one, anyway. Powerful enough to invoke Asskicking Equals Authority, but still tries to curb discrimination within his ranks, listens to the new scientist even when she inadvertently insults him, takes responsibility for the domes failing, and refuses to Mind Control Fiona into working for him, even though he claims to have the capability.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Wicked Cultured: Cavan likes fine art and nice clothes.
  • World's Strongest Man: There is normally a hard limit on how powerful it is possible for any spellcaster to be. He appears to be an exception to the rule. Eventually shows why he IS the strongest against Jim. But Jim ultimately proves to be even stronger, and manages to kill him with Unskilled, but Strong and by threatening his loved ones.

    The Nameless

Cecilia Isi Grant

"This is why I live in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere."

One of the key members of a group called The Nameless, and the person that taught Fiona to use magic after arriving in the Supernormal 'Verse. Cecilia often plays the role of mentor to Fiona, Jim, and Van.

Em (Melissa)


A white-skinned, mouthless, pupil-and-iris-less shapeshifting girl. Formerly called Miss Nameless in old concept art.

Maxi (Maximiano)

"Ooh, a whatsit!"

Cecilia's lover and a magical object aficionado.



A magic eater who wears some nice threads and a smiley face mask. Does not like Fiona.


Mr. Kite

"Whatever, I'm bored, nothing left to burn, let's get out of here."

Some guy who's got some motive. Nobody really knows what that is, or who he is, really.


"Luck of the draw, I guess! Trust me when I say plans B through 19 were completely insane."

He's a robotic man and a gentleman! He's Mr. Kite's favorite lackey, and that's about it.

Elvina and Britta

"I swear it'll work this time."

Two scientist twins who are quite good at the science thing and failures at most everything else. They work for Mr. Kite, which isn't really good when they do the whole failing thing.


"Not I, said the cat, I could not tell the weeds from the wheat."

A shapeshifter puppet lady working for Mr. Kite. To quote the author, "she's kind of spooky."


Agent Matsuoka

An expert in the supernatural, tasked with investigating its return.

  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: When questioning a witness to a magical event, he threatens said witness with the very gun said witness dropped at said event, to make absolute certain the witness tells him everything.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Agent Dorsey is told not to be surprised if he isn't wearing a shirt. It appears to be his default (lack of) attire.

Agent Dorsey

An agent assigned to work with Matsuoka and help him investigate the return of magic.

  • By-the-Book Cop: She tends to get very annoyed at Matsuoka's lack of professionalism.

     Additional Antagonists 

Edvard De Santigo

A wizard who owned the only additional copy of Supernormal Steps, the book Van and Jim used to pull Fiona to the Supernormal 'Verse.

  • Beard of Evil
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Made his money selling his wares and expertise, and when first introduced owned his own mansion and bought-off police force.
  • Sinister Schnoz
  • Pragmatic Villainy: His actions are in his own self-interest and he's not one to hold grudges. He's willing to hear Fiona out when she explains why she broke into his house. Further, when the items he sells end up being used to break into Henderson's tower, leading to Fiona planning to break in herself, he immediately offers his help to her, as he doesn't want the items being traced back to him.
  • Wicked Cultured


"I see. Well, this will be messy, but it can't be avoided. Hold still please."

A monster who was awoken by Mr. Kite to test Fiona.



Jackson Dae

"We'll start today by reviewing yesterday's lesson on being trapped in a room with no exits. What can you tell me about walls?"

Fiona's dad, who died a while ago. There's more to him than meets the eye.

  • Crazy-Prepared: He taught Fiona tons of rules for dealing with countless situations.
  • For Great Justice: He formed a vigilante group in an effort to change the world. As Jim says, Reality Ensued, and for all his efforts, it didn't really change much.
  • Mysterious Past
  • Posthumous Character: He mysteriously died, shortly after telling Fiona to prepare for the worst. Jim speculates that one of his many many enemies killed him.

Alice Roselie Bellerose

A woman who was trained by Fiona's dad.

Dave Gold

"Bloody hell, I hope my equipment isn't wiped."

A British techie. Has a fridge that magically produces sandwiches.


The owner of Rascal's restaurant.

  • Benevolent Boss: He gives Fiona a job and welcomes her into his "family," until Fiona becomes famous. Then he's:
    • Bad Boss: He exploits Fiona's fame and tries to guilt her about it when she gets annoyed.
  • Eyes Always Shut


A waitress at Rascal's. Em's roommate and one of Fiona's first friends in the Supernormal 'Verse.


A blood mage who wears a skull on his face. Surrogate parent to Van.

Myrrine Whalen

A mysterious witch and the only native magic user to Fiona's homeworld. She takes notice when Fiona returns to her homeworld and attempts to clean up the resulting mess when the return of magic causes Reality Is Out to Lunch.

  • Big Good: She is the main force preventing magic from running out of control.
  • Disappears into Light: When Fiona causes The Magic Goes Away entirely, she dies with it, fading into light.
  • Me's a Crowd: Her specialty is creating duplicates of herself.
  • The Omniscient: One of her clones says that she knows everything.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her magic's signature color is purple, which is said to be the stuff of myth. She can also notably use magic in Fiona's world, even under normal circumstances, despite the fact Fiona's world is normally devoid of it. Both of these are the result of her own work, making purple magic invisible to the world at large to prevent them from ever figuring out how she split the world in two.
  • Time Abyss: She says that she has lived through all the ages and has been protecting the world since before recorded history.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is pink.


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