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Annabelle McAlistair

A young Mad Scientist who wants to bring back her Unrequited Love.


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Jasper

A young man brought back from the dead twice to a cursed half-life.


  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Jasper's wish to finally die is granted at the cost of his great granddaughter's life.
  • Came Back Wrong: Pretty much his entire story arc as all dolls find their return to life excruciating.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Much of his existence is suffering due to the fact he is unable to do much of anything as a doll.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Attracts these like flies to a pig. Annabelle and Byron all have strong feelings for his undead half-life.

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Edgar McAlistair

A young Albion nobleman who eventually starts a Necromancy-based business.


  • Face–Heel Turn: He starts wanting to impress his ex and eventually blackmails her with her dead father after destroying Sillof financially.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Determined to get Fay back from Sillof.
  • I Have Your Wife: Or your father in this case; he resurrects Jasper from the dead again and tells Fay she will only be able to speak with him if she marries him.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His obsession with Fay causes him to become a monster.
  • Necromancy: To an industrialized much nastier level than his mother.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: He forces Fay to marry him by destroying her actual love interest financially and then promising her she could speak to her dead father if she married him.

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Byron McAlistair

A Voodoopunk philosopher and nobleman of New Albion. He hates his father due to his father forcing his mother to marry him, and so he projects a "safer" father figure onto the clockwork Jasper, becoming obsessed with him. He becomes enamored with the idea of installing Jasper into public office as a means of facilitating anarchy.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Eventually marries and has children, though this is just what's expected of him.
  • Badass Gay: He's confirmed to like men by Word of God, and also risks the rioting in the streets (including nearly jumping onto a bonfire) to rescue Jasper.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: His attempts to get social acceptance for Dolls only adds fuel to the resentment the public is already feeling for them.
  • Goth: The 19th century romantic poet equivalent.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: Voodoopunks attempt to humanize and communicate with the Dolls.
  • Innocently Insensitive: His obsession with Jasper and the voodoopunks' political movement renders him oblivious to Amelia's desperate need for emotional support. He's similarly oblivious to the fact that Jasper doesn't want anything except to die.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Triggers the riot that kills all the Dolls in New Albion but Jasper.

Priscilla McAlistair

The final McAlistair child. She takes care of Jasper while they play cards, in hiding from the oppressive anti-doll regime instituted in New Albion. She is the only McAlistair to communicate with Jasper and connect to him as a person.


  • Heroic Sacrifice: She doesn't have the means to grant Jasper's wish for death herself, so she calls the police on them—leading to her getting killed along with Jasper.
  • Inspirational Martyr: Her willingness to die alongside Jasper has such a profound impact on Soldier 7285 that he not only can't bring himself to shoot, he vows to bring an end to the police state he had been a part of.
  • Reincarnation: The New Albion atompunk opera reveals that, after her death, she reincarnates into main characters from each of the sequels.
  • White Sheep: She is the only McAlistair to not treat Jasper like a thing to be used for their own emotional needs, instead treating him like a human being with his own desires.


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