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Piper Linny
"We're already in it up to our ears, might as well pile on some more trouble."
Piper is a machinist in Scrap Town 16. She is a scrapper, meaning she collects and sells fallen objects from the meteor storms.
  • Action Girl: She carries around a knife, and knows how to use a revolver. In a bandit attack, she's shown to be skilled with a crossbow. When those aren't available, she'll use toxic dust.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Micah and Anna. She runs into a storm to save Micah and drags him to the town when he's injured. She also takes a risky journey to protect Anna from Doloman.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She tends to make snarky comments, even with people she likes.
    Anna: Isn't (the modification of flora by sarnun chemicals) fascinating, Piper?
    Piper: Sure, almost as impressive as your ability to soak up all that information and yet completely ignore me when I tell you to save it for later.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be rather rude and irritable, but she does care about her friends.
  • Only in It for the Money: The original reason she plans to bring Anna home. As she grows to like Anna, she doesn't care about the money anymore.
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  • Technopath: She finds out she is one. She can destroy machines with her mind, and is very good at fixing them.
  • Wrench Wench: She works as a machinist and is quite skilled. She's also a Technopath.

Gee is the security chief on the 401 train. He is also a chamelin.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gee shows up to rescue Piper and Anna from slavers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He distrusts Piper, and frequently makes sarcastic comments on it.
    Gee: So let's pretend for a minute that I actually believe you and your friend are important people on some secret mission for King Aron.
  • In-Series Nickname: The 401 crew call him "Green-eye".
  • Made a Slave: He was sold into slavery before Jeyne rescued him.
  • Stronger Than They Look: He looks like a scrawny thirteen year old, but chamelins are a lot stronger than humans.
  • Weredragon: He's a chamelin.

"Oh, well, I just read the books. I'm starting to think I may have read a lot of books. When I read them now, it's as if I'm getting reacquainted with old friends."
Anna was found unconscious on a crashed caravan by Piper. She doesn't remember her past or where she came from, and is being pursued by Doloman.
  • Cute Bookworm: She reads a lot, and has extensive knowledge.
  • Hidden Depths: She mentions that she can use a crossbow.
  • Motor Mouth: Once she starts talking, she can keep going for a while. Especially if the topic is science.
  • Playing with Syringes: Doloman experimented on Anna to find out more about her.
  • Robot Girl: She is revealed to be mostly robotic, which Anna herself was unaware of.
  • Robotic Reveal: She discovers that She is an android.
  • Super Ocd: She gets upset that Piper is wearing clothes too big for her, because "It's all out of proportion".

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