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     Pre-Existing Characters (Meat) 

John Egbert

Rose Lalonde

  • Badass in Distress: Is brainwashed and kidnapped by Dirk near the end of Meat, forcing the remaining heroes to embark to rescue her.

Dave Strider

Jade Harley

  • Little Bit Beastly: Moreso than in canon. Here, she has a dog-like tail, and is heavily implied to have a canine penis.

Jane Crocker

  • Face–Heel Turn: Heroic in Homestuck, but here, she's a huge xenophobe, and a sexual abuser.
  • President Evil: Despite Dave and Karkat's efforts, she becomes President of Earth C.

Roxy Lalonde

Dirk Strider / Ultimate Dirk

  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: As Ultimate Dirk, after taking over the narrative, he is too reckless and threads too close the Black/Green Hole, which alerts Alternate Calliope, who establishes a stable vessel and proceeds to demolish his control with almost zero effort.
  • Big Bad: After his powers passively evolve into becoming his Ultimate self, he shapes up to be this. He only shows his hand halfway into Meat, but unlike Jane in Candy (who is limited as an antagonist to that route alone), Dirk's hijacking of the narrative and his long term plans take over both routes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ultimate Self Dirk is an incredibly powerful Reality Warping meta-villain, but Alternate Calliope was able to usurp the narrative out of his hands effortlessly the moment she obtained a vessel in Earth C.
  • Death-Activated Superpower: He gains the power of Ultimate self thanks to Candy counterpart's suicide.
  • Fatal Flaw: His need to be the center of attention and make everything about himself, even when it makes him miserable, is what convinces Ultimate!Dirk to become the villain of the narrative to retain relevance.
  • It's All About Me: Ultimate!Dirk's need to be the center of attention, even as a villain, is what motivates him. His megalomania and self-hatred make it impossible for him to not attempt to feed his ego. The concern he shows Rose is even less about her as a person and more about how she is the one member of their family most like him, making it about himself.
  • Narrator All Along: He's the narrator of Meat - and the one calling the shots.
  • Pet the Dog: His convoluted gambit to get Dave and Karkat together after they've repressed their feelings for years (Even using Jane's entire presidency) solely to make Dave happy. As he is more concerned with himself at this point, it ends up showing that he still does value his son-brother and his happiness, even trying, and failing, to let them do it of their own volition until Dave gets fed up with Narrator!Dirk and does it himself.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He repeatedly and intentionally misgenders Roxy, despite Alt!Calliope correcting him on multiple occasions.
  • Rogue Protagonist: During the timeskip between Homestuck and the The Homestuck Epilogues, it's revealed that his power of Souls/Heart has rapidly evolved in a manner far more aggressive than Rose's own. This results in the beginning of a merge into his Ultimate self... which is an unbelievably bad thing for Dirk as his alternate selves include Lord English and Doc Scratch (as well as the less dangerous but no less awful Bro Strider). After this process is complete in Meat, he becomes a Reality Warping meta-villain who usurps the narrative in a megalomaniac rampage.
  • Shipper on Deck: A massive one for Dave and Karkat. It leads to his Pet the Dog moment above.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about Dirk's role in Meat (and indeed the story as a whole) without spoiling the big twist of the story.

Jake English

Karkat Vantas

Kanaya Maryam

Gamzee Makara

Calliope

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     Pre-Existing Characters (Candy) 

John Egbert

Rose Lalonde

Dave Strider

Jade Harley

Jane Crocker

  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Karkat and Dave, at least, unambiguously describe her actions later on as fascist, and given that she's formed a military dictatorship to exterminate trolls entirely, it's hard to completely disagree.
  • Arc Villain: She's the main antagonist of the Candy route, after Dirk's suicide and Gamzee's release makes her slowly go haywire, basically becoming a human version of the Condesce. She's still somewhat of a threat in Meat, being Karkat's opponent for the world presidency, but her policies never escalate into the borderline Nazi-like ideals she has in Candy, not to mention Ultimate Dirk being the actual main problem.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Even compared to her Meat version; while her Meat version has some terrible opinions, her Candy version devolves to the point where she becomes a xenophobe seeking outright Troll-genocide, with multiple characters specifically describing her as fascist.
  • Rogue Protagonist: Over the seven-year gap until the The Homestuck Epilogues, she became a far more threatening figure with varyingly xenophobic ideals. While the reasoning behind some of these is sound (which even Terezi acknowledges), in Candy, she goes completely haywire after Dirk kills himself, becoming a rambling, rapist human supremacist by the end.

Roxy Lalonde

  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: While she doesn't transition or change pronouns like her Meat counterpart, Candy!Roxy does begin her relations to the idea of gender.
  • Character Derailment: Invoked, subverted, and discussed. John finds her submissive behavior to be increasingly out-of-character, to the point where he thinks she isn't even real because she isn't her 'canon' self. When they finally talk about it, she reminds him that people can legitimately change over time or behave in unexpected ways.

Dirk Strider

  • Driven to Suicide: In the Candy path, he realizes he is in an irrelevant world and commits suicide to give his powers to his Meat counterpart. We get to see in detail in Meat what that this causes, and it's not pretty.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: His uses his suicide to give his power to his Meat counterpart. This helps Meat Dirk to achieve his Ultimate Self and seize control of the Narrative.

Jake English

Karkat Vantas

  • Eyepatch of Power: At some point during one of the timeskips he acquires one of these in the process of taking several levels in badass.
  • Rebel Leader: Leads the troll resistance once Jane basically goes, in Dave's words, full-on fascist.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Eventually, he becomes the leader of the resistance, to the point where even Meenah ends up willing to follow him.

Kanaya Maryam

Gamzee Makara

  • Easily Forgiven: Played for laughs, since it's the very first thing that happens after the reader chooses Candy. Jane, Roxy, Calliope, and society seem to believe his Heel–Face Turn, much to John's consternation and confusion.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Subverted and repeatedly lampshaded. After he's freed from the fridge, he claims to have seen the error of this ways, and tells everyone who's listening that he's gone through a "redemption arc." While he no longer goes on murderous rampages, Gamzee continues to be the unsettling person he always was, if not more than before.
  • Killed Off for Real: (Vriska Serket) killed him to save Vriska Lalonde-Maryam.

Calliope

     New Characters (Candy) 

Tavros Crocker

Vriska Lalonde-Maryam

  • Dead Guy Junior: As far as Rose and Kanaya were concerned, Vriska Serket is dead, so this troll (who just so happens to be Vriska's clone) was named after her.
  • Generation Xerox: She's basically exactly like the main-timeline Vriska, right down to having similar relationships with John's son and with her generation's Tavros.

Harry Anderson Egbert

Barack Obama

  • Action Politician: The 43rd and last President of the United States, and a Sburb player who reached the God Tiers.
  • Light 'em Up: He's a hero of Hope.
  • Projected Man: The Obama that Dave meets isn't the real Obama, but a holographic copy made from a captchalogued ghost imprint of his brain.

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    Characters inside Paradox Space 

Aradia Megido

Tavros Nitram

Sollux Captor

Terezi Pyrope

(Vriska Serket)

  • One Steve Limit: Because of the presence of Vriska Lalonde-Maryam, Vriska Serket is referred to as (Vriska) from page 31 of Candy onwards, just like the alternate timeline (Vriska) that dated Meenah.

Eridan Ampora

Feferi Peixes

Aranea Serket

Meenah Peixes

  • Back from the Dead: She managed to steal the Ring of Life from John and uses it to revive herself.
  • Irony: Her Alterna self put down Karket's ancestor's religion and rebellion and now she's second in command in Karket's rebellion.
  • Pungeon Master: Averted, she stopped making fish puns when Candy!Karkat told her to stop.

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Lord English

  • Death by Irony: The Card-Carrying Villain who was obsessed with being the center of attention and the most powerful being in the universe dies off-screen, weakened and powerless.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: He might've been the biggest threat in canon, but in the epilogues, he was taken out only a third of the way into Meat.
  • Eating the Enemy: He tried to eat Meat!John like he ate all his hammers. It didn't quite work.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He ate all of Meat!John's hammers. All of them.
  • Villainous Legacy: Even if he gets defeated and killed, he becomes part of Ultimate Dirk and is probably one of the main reasons of the boy's transformation into a villain.

Muse!Calliope

  • Cannibalism Superpower: This is what she intends to do to the critically-weakened Lord English.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She's quite sure that when Lord English arrives in the Candy timeline, he will be far too weak to take on her, even on his best day.
  • Good Counterpart: To her alternate timeline twin, Lord English and to the other narrator of the Epilogues, Ultimate Dirk.
  • Possessing a Dead Body: She took control of a dead Jade slain by Lord English.

Juju Rose, Dave and Jade

Recruited from canon at the start of Meat, imprisoned in the house jujunote  and unleashed against Lord English.

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