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Characters / The Ballad of Halo Jones

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     Halo Jones 

  • Action Girl: Becomes one as the story goes on, especially after joining the army.
  • Break the Cutie: Oh, does she go through a lot in this story.
  • Cartwright Curse: First, Toy who is in love with her dies. Then, she has to kill Luiz himself, popping his valve on a protective gravity suit during a kiss after figuring out what he did.
  • Famed in Story: In the flashforward future over 14 centuries after her death she's a historical figure, with lectures held about her. Albeit, one who's had a lot of controversy and misinformation about her: at one point, a past (future for story, but past for flashforward) chauvinistic ruling group having been said to have tried to pretend she was a male figure.
  • Fish out of Water: When out of the Hoop for the first time, a lot of things are very strange for her. Such as the concept of being barefoot.
  • Fire Forged Friendship: Her and Toy have been through a lot together.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Reaches one after the death of Toy.
  • My God, What Have I Done?
  • Oblivious to Love: Doesn't pick up that Toy isn't talking about being best friends, when she confesses how she feels about Halo,
  • Resigned to the Call: Why she later returns to the military after "leave". An apparently common fate in-universe.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Starts off the story very determined to escape the Hoop and make a better life for herself.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If only she could have known what saving the Rat King would have led to?

     Toy Molto 

  • Action Girl: Even before her joining the military, she tried help save Halo against a robot literally built to be effective at killing. While help was needed at the end, she did a good job and bought valuable time.
  • Bi the Way: Confirmed to have been in love with Halo, confessing suchm even if Halo didn't pick up on it and Toy decided to not try again. Has also been on a date with a man, but it didn't work out as he was so condescending as to not bother remembering her proper name.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Has trouble with this she confesses, in regards to her feelings about things.
  • Cyborg: Very minor example, but she had an implant and a false ear put in place. The ear because her last one was bitten off by someone and the implant because she is a major fan of her soaps.
  • Sacrificial Lion
  • Statuesque Stunner: Very tall, towering over all except Luiz Cannibal.


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