Nemesis is the organisation run by the Antiversers (the natural enemies of the Multiversers, acting as servants of The End), and one of the main threats in the Saga. Known members are:
The Antiverser, leader of the Antiversers. Nearly nothing is known about this mysterious entity, other than that he holds an intense hatred for Duncan, he is a cyborg, and that he is the natural enemy of the Multiversers. He stands against everything Duncan stands for, and has but one goal: the death of Duncan Verser. A goal he will do anything to accomplish. He is confirmed to work for The End, the incarnation of non-existence that wishes to return everything to nothingness, so that nothing can ever come back from the ruins.
Tropes Relating to The Antiverser:
- Artificial Limbs - Allows him to wield Peaceful Vengeance without succumbing to its self-hatred curse.
- Berserk Button - Duncan Verser's very existence is one for him. He especially hates it when he's compared to Duncan.
- BFS - Possesses a dai-katana longer than him, which is a corrupted version of Duncan Verser's old sword.
- Big Bad - While The Antiverser is more a Greater-Scope Villain (see below) to all of the Multiversers, he is still Duncan's Antiverser equivalent, thus is Duncan's big bad for the majority of the saga.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You - He was NOT happy with how Satan Verser set his plans back with a hastily put together scheme to kill the Multiversers in MLTI VRSE, and makes it known by beating him to a bloody pulp. However, he keeps him alive because he knows he is still useful to his goals.
- Charles Atlas Superpower - Does not possess any powers that a Multiverser would have, instead relying primarily on using technology and his own superhuman physical capabilities for a fight. This allows him to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Duncan Verser.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul - Perhaps as a side effect to his status as a cyborg, he rarely displays any emotion beyond a cold hatred toward Duncan Verser.
- Cyborg - In addition to having Artificial Limbs, he has synthetic blood and has replaced his heart with a synthetic organ.
- Dark Is Evil - Clothed in black and dark clothing & armor.
- The Dragon - Acts as the primary one for The End.
- Dragon with an Agenda - Is only working for The End in order to forward his own goal of killing Duncan Verser, along with anyone who dares to get in his way.
- The Dreaded - Is this to many, especially Michael Verser.
- Greater-Scope Villain - Despite being the leader of the Antiversers, The Antiverser himself rarely ever gets directly involved in the battle against the Multiversers. That being said, the decisions he makes and the orders he gives to the others have caused so much damage that he fits this trope perfectly.
- Infinity +1 Sword - His dai-katana Peaceful Vengeance is able to harm even Duncan Verser, the most powerful of the Multiversers, and can even be capable of killing him. This is because it was the original Duncan Verser's Bright Shadow, corrupted by his self-hatred after he committed seppuku, then reforged to act as the best weapon to use against Duncan.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis - Definitely qualifies, as he has little to no sense of humor and is deadly serious when confronting his enemies.
- The Power of Hate - His hatred for Duncan Verser fuels his actions, and caused him to become a servant of The End in order to get his revenge. In fact, Word of God confirms it to be the primary factor that has kept him alive for millions upon millions of years!
- The Stoic - Barely shows or feels any emotions, aside from a cold indifference and anger toward Duncan.
- Spell My Name with a "The" - Mostly referred to as "The Antiverser."
- Tranquil Fury - Upon realizing that Michael is a Multiverser, and is a student of Duncan Verser, he steadily begins slips into this. Goes into this full on when Satan Verser steals many components of his long term plan for the sake of his own revenge.
- You Have Failed Me - Comes close to this when Satan Verser renders a number of his plans inert with a rushed plan. Subverted so that he can use him more later, rationalizing it as him being more useful alive than dead.
Tropes Relating to Lucifer Verser:
- Anti-Villain - He is an Antiverser, and has the goal to end the Multiversers and their master. Despite this, he still has deeply held moral beliefs, and will go out of his way to save others when not under orders. For example, he gives Michael time to pick up his weapon before he fights him.
- Badass Longcoat - Wears a red longcoat with a hood on it, all of which is rather badass.
- BFS - Has an odachi he calls Masamune (much to the displeasure of the spirit residing in Michael Verser's Masamune blade).
- Cool Mask - Wears a quarian-style helmet with a fogged glass mask, showing only two glowing red lights for eyes.
- The Dragon - Serves as one of these to The Antiverser, being one of the being's more "loyal" allies.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones - Is the only friend of Erebus Verser, due to being the first to show him kindness.
- Even Evil Has Standards - Despite him serving an apathetic boss, who in turn serves a force that wants to wipe out all of creation, Lucifer has morals to his actions. He refuses to let innocents be caught in the crossfire, and even gives Michael time to pick up a weapon before fighting him.
- My Master, Right or Wrong - Played with. While he most likely doesn't approve of the more evil aspects of his group, he remains "loyal" to The Antiverser, in order to see his goals through.
- Never Hurt an Innocent - A big part of his modus operandi.
- Pet the Dog - Has instances of this:
- Watches out for The Agent, acting as a silent guardian of sorts for her.
- Shows genuine kindness to Erebus Verser, the Antiverser of LaTrell Verser created to serve as an evil copy and loyal soldier. This genuine gesture earns him the friendship of the doppelganger.
- The Paragon Always Rebels - Used to be one of the Multiversers, until he turned traitor for one reason or another.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over - Wears a red coat with a hood over black clothing.
- The Rival - Serves as this to Michael Verser.
- Sympathy for the Hero - Despite his hatred of the Multiversers, Lucifer is able to sympathize with the plights of the more morally steadfast of them and their allies.
- That Man Is Dead - He is a fallen Multiverser, and believes that the man he once was no longer exists. Hence, he took on a new name and fights to destroy the other Multiversers.
- Then Let Me Be Evil - Plays with this trope. He fell from grace for unknown reasons, and for equally unknown reasons, is seen as a villain by the Multiverse. As a result, the man who came to be known as Lucifer took on the title of an Antiverser, after coming to believe that the Multiverse and its agents needed to go, as they caused more problems than they solved.
- White Sheep - Technically, due to being the most moral of the other Antiversers, and thus the most likely to be reasoned with.
Tropes Relating to Erebus Verser:
- Ax-Crazy - Can definitely come off as this. His torture from being forced to watch countless horrific actions certainly didn't help with his temperament.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil - He was forced to watch countless horrific events throughout the Multiverser for hours on end for several days upon his creation. This resulted in him becoming a ruthless and deadly individual.
- The Dragon - While he is LaTrell's Antiverser, he instead serves Martin Chatwin, the true main antagonist of the story of LaTrell Verser.
- Dragon with an Agenda - Is this to Martin Chatwin/The Beast. What his goal, whatever it is, is unknown at the moment.
- Evil Doppelgänger - Was created as such by Martin Chatwin.
- It's All About Me - Doesn't give a damn about anyone other than himself. This is a result of his extended torture at the hands of his creator.
- Later subverted with Lucifer Verser, the first person to show him kindness and compassion. He considers him his only friend.
- Jerkass - How he generally is.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning - Has glowing, demonic red eyes.
- The Sociopath
- The Starscream - He will kiss up to his creator at any chance, though he has his own plans.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome - Due to being a copy of LaTrell, he comes off as this.
- Then Let Me Be Evil - Erebus was created to be an evil copy of LaTrell Verser, and no matter what, he couldn't find any way out of this after being rejected by others. Thus, he embraced his role of becoming LaTrell's enemy.
- Villainous Friendship - Shares this with Lucifer Verser, the first person to treat him with true kindness and humanity.
Killer Prime, the Antiverser counterpart to Prime Death. Killer is the embodiment of those who take pleasure in killing others. He is prideful, pretentious, and sees the dead as losers who lost all value once they died. His goal is to either convince Prime to join the Antiversers or, failing at that, kill and absorb him in order to become the Amalgaverser, in order to rule over all creation. Being Prime's counterpart, he possesses the same powers as Prime.
Tropes Relating to Killer Prime:
- A God Am I - He sees himself as one of the strongest of the Antiversers, and wishes to become a "God of Death" that will control life and death. Considering that he's made to be Prime Death's counter, this may be more than blowing hot air.
- Abstract Apotheosis - Played with; as an Antiverser, he has nothing to represent, due to being an agent of Non-Existence. That said, Killer Prime has claimed that if he were to have an Aspect, then it would probably be the "Aspect of Murder" (something that Prime Death supports).
- Artificial Human - He is the result of countless evil personas in the Multiverse being merged together, personalities and all, to create a being of pure evil and death.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday - He kills so many people, he admits it is hard to remember any specific ones. This causes no small amount of anger to the people who confront him about their lost loved ones.
- The Dragon - Acts as one of these to The End.
- Dragon Ascendant - The Mastermind originally made him to act as a tool for his vengeance. After gaining his own intelligence and realizing he didn't want to be a mere attack dog, he broke free and wound up becoming a direct agent of The End, alongside The Antiverser.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good - He views the comforting of a dying or dead person as a waste of time, claiming that they are lying to themselves and their deceased compatriot.
- Jerkass - He treats others as pieces of crap, especially the dead.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch - He is more than willing to use the souls of the dead to power himself. It doesn't matter whether or not they are good or evil. To him, they are all equally usable.
- Murder Is the Best Solution - Due to being a representation of Murderers and their violent crimes in the Multiverse, this is to be expected.
- Psychotic Manchild - Minutely, though he gets pissed when things don't go his way or according to plan.
- The Rival - As Prime Death's Antiverser, he is his main antagonist for the majority of the saga.
- Speak Ill of the Dead - Has an admittedly low opinion of the deceased, seeing them as losers too weak to have survived.
- The Starscream - Despite working with the Antiversers, he desires to take power and kill everyone in existence, becoming a "God of Death."
Tropes Relating to Chalice:
- All Men Are Perverts / All Women Are Lustful - She sees literally everyone Dexter interacts with as a potential rival for his affections and hates them accordingly.
- Because You Were Nice to Me - Her initial feelings for Dexter sprung from when he offered her shelter from the Mist back when she was simply Chana Ayers.
- Berserk Button - Anyone getting close to or threatening "her" Dexter.
- Big Bad - As Dexter's Antiverser, she is his primary antagonist for the majority of the saga.
- Blood Lust - She loves seeing the blood of her victims.
- Break the Cutie - See Driven to Madness down below.
- Clingy Jealous Girl - She's a Yandere, so what do you expect?
- Conditioned to Accept Horror - The only person she would freak out over being hurt is Dexter. Everyone else may as well just be ragdolls.
- Damaged Soul
- Desperately Craves Affection - Specifically, from Dexter.
- Driven to Madness Brutally, due to her last moments as Chana Ayers were spent being subjected point blank to the true form of Nyarlathotep. Prior to that, she had to endure the horrors of every creature she and Dexter/Phillip ran into in the Mist.
- Entitled to Have You
- Extreme Libido - Often fantasises about Dexter having his way with her and gets ridiculously horny over those images. If her claims of virginity are true, one can only wonder how mental she would be in bed ...
- Hair-Trigger Temper - Anyone who isn't Dexter can piss her off simply by breathing anywhere near her.
- Hates Being Touched - By anyone but Dexter.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex - She claims that she's Dexter's perfect match and their love is more powerful than the Multiverser itself, but fears that he loves others more than here and thus seeks to remove them from the equation.
- Irrational Hatred - She despises everyone Dexter so much as interacts with, believing they're either trying to fuck him or kill him.
- Loony Fan - Dexter probably compares her to Annie Wilks in his head.
- Love Hungry
- Love Interests - She considers herself this to Dexter, even if he doesn't see them that way.
- Mad Love - Toward Dexter.
- Mood-Swinger - She can go from seeming perfectly happy to displaying murderous rage in less than a second.
- Physical God - Due to being an Antiverser, this is a given.
- Shattered Sanity - Her time as Chana came to a brutal end after her mind was torn apart from the horror-inducing insanity of Walter's true form.
- Trash Talk - Chalice is openly abusive to anybody who gets even the smallest amount of Dexter's attention.
- Yandere - The whole concept of her character, meant to contrast with Dexter's attempts to maintain a healthy mind in himself and others.
Tropes Relating to Issum:
- A-Cup Angst - Has a rather flat chest, much to her dismay. It becomes more noticeable when compared to such buxom beauties like Alexis Verser, Michelle Verser, and Blue Heart.
- Big Bad - As Kay's Antiverser, she is his main antagonist throughout the majority of the saga.
- Berserk Button
- Being reminded of how she failed to save her troops.
- Bringing up her small breast size (and comparing it to some of the bustier Multiversers).
- The Dragon - Although an Antiverser, she is "on loan" from The Order, working under orders from The Author.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran - Was once a soldier forced to watch as her unit was slaughtered. This still haunts her to this day, even after having most of her original self supressed.
Tropes Relating to Patricia Verser/The Agent:
- Came Back Wrong - Was originally Adam's sister, and a kind and caring person...once brought back to life and turned into an Antiverser, however, she was tortured into becoming a killing machine that hates Adam Verser above all else.
- The Dreaded - Is this to Adam.
- Forced into Evil - Didn't have a choice in becoming evil, as she was dead at the time when she became The Agent.
- Good Girl Gone Bad
- That Man Is Dead - Due to the torture she received, the woman she once was appears to no longer exist... which unfortunately means she is more than willing to kill her own brother.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid
Cain is Zack's Antiverser.
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Scripted Beings (Major):
Ultron is a rogue AI created by Tony Stark/Iron Man to preserve peace on Earth. Unfortunately, Ultron sees humanity as the enemy of peace, thus wishes to wipe all humans into extinction.
For the primary tropes relating to him, click here. Tropes relevant to the Multiverser Saga are listed below.
Tropes Relevant to the Multiverser Saga:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot - Ultron, naturally, is an omnicidal A.I. who wants to wipe out organic life.
- Affably Evil - He may be an artificial intelligence bent on the destruction of organic life, but he can also be rather polite and affectionate. He feels general sympathy for the suffering of the Multiversers who survived the Outbreak, and even prior to that, he clearly had a friendly relationship with Wanda and Pietro (before and after they turned on him). Despite his more redeeming qualities, though, he is still an enemy to all life.
- At Least I Admit It - While he can acknowledge his actions as evil, he is at least willing to own up to them. In addition, he may be a monster, but he points out that some of the Multiversers aren't that better compared to him.Ultron (to the Multiversers): "Maybe I am a monster...but unlike the majority of you, I'm willing to own up to the title."
- Even Evil Has Standards - He absolutely DESPISES Walter Padick/The Man in Black, viewing his actions as unnecessarily cruel. If he had the chance, he'd be likely to aid Dexter and Michael in killing him.
- He also finds the Reapers from Mass Effect to be idiots, viewing their cyclical goal of harvesting organic life to preserve them to be insanity (as one cannot expect things to change by doing the same thing over and over again).
- Hollywood Hacking - In Chapter 14 of MLTI VRSE, he hacks all of the Atlesian Knights in Vale in no time at all, using them as a distraction to rescue The Antiverser from the others.
- Sympathy for the Devil - Michael genuinely feels bad for him, as he knows Ultron is a Sad Clown that only wants to bring about peace...at the same time, he knows that he wants to do this in a rather terrible way, so he has no choice but to oppose him.
- Villain Has a Point - He may be omnicidal, but as he points out, the majority of the Multiversers are each killers and monsters in their own right, with Alexis, Kay and Duncan being among the worst examples (Alexis is an Anti-Villain who tortures and gives her enemies a Fate Worse than Death, Kay is quite merciless [to the point where he can sometimes be called a "Devil"], and Duncan has allowed and committed numerous atrocities in his long life).
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Chalice's Psuedoversers/"Chalice's Brigade":
Tropes Relating to Henry Evans:
- Ax-Crazy - Henry kills people simply for the fun of killing people.
- Bad People Abuse Animals - A noteworthy example of Henry's inherent evil even from a young age is how he once killed a dog using a nailgun in his youth.
- Creepy Child - Was once this, but is now a grown man and much more dangerous.
- Disproportionate Retribution - His first murder was his little brother, who was barely past infancy. Why did he do this? Because his brother had the same rubber duck that Henry did. He even keeps the duck as a trophy.
- Dissonant Serenity - He is always calm, no matter what he's doing.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon - He's a charming, good-looking guy who will definitely kill you if you fall for it.
- Faux Affably Evil - He seems easygoing and friendly, but is really a cold-blooded murderer.
- For the Evulz - He strongly believes that morals hold people back from doing the things that humanity truly enjoys. He believes that his lack of any kind of morality makes him stronger than the people around him and gives him more opportunities to enjoy himself.
- From Nobody to Nightmare - He goes from a human serial killer to a bloodsucking monstrosity when he's turned into a vampire during Vampire: The Masquerade - Multiverser.
- Lack of Empathy
- Reminiscing About Your Victims - Rather unsettlingly, he seems to actively enjoy telling people about how he killed his brother.
- Self-Made Orphan - It's implied that he succeeded in this unlike in the source material, where he attempted it but failed.
- The Sociopath - Pretty much a textbook example.
Tropes Relating to Maerlyn:
- Ax-Crazy - Due to his frustration at Chalice keeping him confined to very specific universes, he's taken to killing indiscriminately as a form of stress relief.
- Bad Boss - His underlings are often the targets of his frustration, particularly poor Rei Ryghts, whom he sexually abuses while she's working for him.
- Badass in Charge - He's a dark wizard formed pretty much entirely from chaos and has the power to back it up.
- Badass Longrobe - It really sells the whole "dark wizard" thing.
- Bald of Evil - He's very bald and very pale. His son, Walter Padick, has a form which strongly resembles him, that of Walter O'Dim.
- Big Bad - For the story Hyperdimension Multiverser.
- The Chessmaster - He created Maerlyn's Rainbow, a collection of evil crystal balls, and used them to drive Arthur Eld insane, leading to Arthur mating with a creature of the Prim known as the Crimson Queen, conceiving the Crimson King, and ultimately ensuring the collapse of the Kingdom of All-World, which Arthur constructed pretty much from the ground up. The part that makes this chess-like is the fact that once he gave Arthur his "gift," he barely had to get involved at all.
- Compelling Voice - Not as powerful as his son's, but he can still do this to the weak-minded.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu? - A sexual encounter with Selena, one of Mid-World's two death goddesses, resulted in the conception of their son, the even more evil Walter Padick.
- The Dreaded - He's become so infamous throughout the land of Mid-World that people don't like to consider he ever really existed.
- Evil Albino
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good - As a creature of the Prim, Maerlyn cares nothing for life and order and relishes in chaos and death. He is completely incapable of understanding the morality of good people.
- Evil Counterpart - To Merlin of Arthurian legend.
- Evil Sorcerer - Pretty much his entire character.
- False Friend - To Arthur Eld.
- Faux Affably Evil - Formerly. These days, he doesn't give a damn who knows he's evil.
- Hair-Trigger Temper - Due to his recently-developed anger issues.
- Hero Killer - One of the first things he does upon his resurrection in Hypderdimension Multiverser is kill Noire.
- Humanoid Abomination - Creatures of the Prim are abominations by nature, but Maerlyn is one that developed with the shape and intelligence of a human.
- Jerkass - He's pettily cruel to his underlings.
- Large Ham - It's easy to see where Walter gets it from.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Smug Snake
- Villainous Legacy - His son, Walter, is certainly carrying on the family tradition of evil.
- You Have Failed Me - Minions who hear any variant of these words either die or suffer a Fate Worse than Death.
Tropes Relating to The Brute:
- Adult Fear - He is a manifestation of the fear of war.
- Hate Plague - A living, breathing one who delights in causing conflict.
- Masochism Tango - His relationship with The Burning Bride. Funnily enough, she seems the more sadistic of the two.
- Sealed Evil in a Can - For some reason left undisclosed, The Brute was left in The Empty City by the other Fears and Chalice had to break him out in order to recruit him.
- Super Smoke - The Brute has many smoke-based abilities. He was originally made of smoke, too, but the power Chalice granted him made him more physical in nature (which was intentional on her part, in case he ever gave her reason to kill him).
- Unstoppable Rage - People affected by his abilities.
Tropes Relating to The Burning Bride:
- Adult Fear - She is a manifestation of the fear of harming yourself and the ones you love.
- Affably Evil - She's calm, collected, and even kind of sweet...but she doesn't have to act evil for her powers to do their thing.
- Fatal Flaw - She is too impulsive. Unlike her husband, who uses his powers from behind the scenes for the sake of subtlety, she makes a habit of showing herself whenever she's at work.
- Hate Plague - A more subtle one than her husband, but she's this, all right. See Tranquil Fury below.
- Masochism Tango - With The Brute. She is the more sadistic of the pair.
- Tranquil Fury - Victims of the Bride often become emotionless, looking for nothing but the release that only attacking their loved ones will now bring them.
- Wreathed in Flames - The "Burning" part of The Burning Bride's name comes from the fact that her bridal dress is set on fire.
A crossbow-wielding crimefighter with the ability to shift into a shadowy form in order to pass through solid objects and move extra quickly. She began as a solo hero, but was arrested for nearly killing a criminal when she staked him to the wall with a crossbow bolt. As a condition of her parole, she was given probationary status in the Wards and required to use nonlethal ammunition, a requirement she ignores when the Wards aren't looking. Her obsession with strength made it very easy for Chalice to convince her to join her.
Tropes Relating to Shadow Stalker:
- Achilles' Heel -
- Electricity. Shadow Stalker can pass through surfaces while using her power, but she's just as vulnerable as an ordinary person if she comes in contact with a live current. (Possibly more, since her power means places like her heart and brain can be directly electrocuted.)
- Stuff like pepper spray also has a nasty effect on her due to gases being directly absorbed into her body while in shadow form.
- Alpha Bitch - Considers herself to be the top dog and makes sure everyone knows it.
- Always Someone Better - As Michael shows her the hard way.
- Arch-Enemy - To Taylor Hebert/Skitter. Originally starting as nothing but one of Taylor's bullies, Sophia became one of her worst enemies when the two each discovered the other to have powers.
- Boxed Crook - As a vigilante who nearly killed someone, she didn't have much of a choice when it came to joining the Wards. After joining Chalice, however, she no longer counts as this.
- Break the Haughty - Taylor being outed as Skitter did this to her a bit, fucking with her Social Darwinist philosophy. Suffered this big time after Michael got his hands on her after she nearly killed someone to vent her frustrations. The ensuing beatdown that he gave her shattered her beliefs in herself so much that she became numb to the world around her for a good while.
- The Bully - Despite all her prattle about strength being all that matters and weakness being deserving of punishment, she's really just a bully who targets people she knows are weaker than she is.
- Dirty Coward - See above.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones - She comes to see Chalice as an older sister figure over time, and eventually even starts to bond with her new teammates. To the point that when Chalice joins the Multiversers, Sophia goes with her despite having a very hostile relationship with them.
- Evil Mentor - After learning about Taylor being Skitter she tries to pass herself off as one, claiming that Taylor owes her for what she became.
- Freudian Excuse - Like all powered beings from the world of Worm, she had to go through a large amount of emotional stress/trauma for her to have any powers. She was the target of an emotionally abusive, predatory stepfather, though what he did that made her Trigger is currently unknown.
- At one point, she flat-out admits that on one occasiona where she was dragged to the principal's office, she was angrier at the fact that Taylor had an actual parent in attendance than she was at being in trouble.
- Hair-Trigger Temper - About the only thing about her personality she can't be blamed for. She was diagnosed with chronic anger issues by a professional.
- Horrible Judge of Character - She tends to think a lack of retaliation automatically equals weakness.
- In a Single Bound - In her shadow state, she can jump downright ridiculous distances.
- Informed Flaw - Her cowardice. On one hand, she took part in two separate Endbringer battles, but on the other, she advocated the idea of just fleeing when Scion started his slaughter.
- Intangibility - An effect of going into her shadow state.
- Loners Are Freaks - Prefers to keep to herself ... because it provides her more opportunities to hurt people.
- Pay Evil unto Evil - Her philosophy as a "hero."
- The Social Darwinist - Believes that anyone less vicious than her should stay in their place, which is out of her way.
- Sociopathic Hero - The reason she joined the Wards was that it was part of the probation for her use of deadly weapons during her vigilante career. As a member of the Wards, she is strictly prohibited from doing so ... which hasn't stopped her from using them anyway on those she sees as enemies.
- The Straight and Arrow Path - She fights with a crossbow.
- Villainous Breakdown - Has one upon discovering Taylor is Skitter, because someone that "weak" becoming that feared and respected fucks with her entire philosophy.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity - Implied. Her own mother claims she showed no sociopathic tendencies before she got her powers.
Tropes Relating to Torhu Adachi:
- Accidental Murder - His first kill was this ... though he was attempting rape at the time, so it doesn't exactly get him out of it.
- The Aloner - He feels that other people tie him down and make him miserable, and that the only true freedom lies in solitude.
- The Atoner - After Chalice defects to The Movement, Adachi goes with her, having bonded with his teammates and fully realised just how fucked up and wrong his world view and actions have been in the past.
- Attempted Rape - His first murder victim, Mayumi Yamano, was accidentally pushed into Mayonaka by Adachi while he was forcing himself on her.
- Ax-Crazy - You wouldn't know it with how calm he appears, but the man can be blood-hungry as hell.
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Batman Gambit - He kills two people, pretends to be a bumbling detective, manipulates a man to carry on his murders under the guise of saving people from those murders, all just so he can watch and enjoy what happens.
- Beneath Suspicion - No one ever suspects the comic relief ...
- Big Bad Friend - Dexter and Adachi form something that certainly resembles friendship as Dexter tried to understand his mind, and Adachi genuinely doesn't seem to have anything against Dexter like he does against most other people, so ...
- Big Bad Wannabe - He wants to be the bad guy and end the world because he sees justice as a lie and the world as full of shit.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Berserk Button - Strangely enough, he came to respect Dexter so much that badmouthing the Multiverser is a legitimate way of pissing Adachi off.
- Blatant Lies - As soon as he finally comes under suspicion, his usually brilliant lying skills seem to abandon him.
- Child Hater - More of a teenager hater, I suppose. He finds them irritating because they're old enough to see how crappy the world is yet still tend to act like everything's okay. Actual children, who are completely innocent of such things, however, he actually seems to like.
- Dirty Cop - Openly admits the only reason he became a detective was so that he could legally carry a gun.
- Dissonant Serenity - When all the pretenses are dropped and he's revealed for what he is, he's about as calm as a person can get.
- Driven to Suicide - He casually tried to blow his own brains out when he realised he was going to lose.
- Drunk with Power / Drunk on the Dark Side - What happens when you give a cynical depressive the power to throw people into a realm of demons and summon a Persona? This guy.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness - As soon as he's outed as the culprit his eyes become dull and lifeless, reflecting is fatalistic view of the world.
- Education Mama - His parents only cared about his grades when he was in school and the school was more or less the same way.
- Entitled Bastard - He thinks that his hard work in his youth means that the world owes him success and an intimate relationship. Because he has neither, he feels it's the fault of life, society, and the women around him. He also talks about his power to throw people into TV sets as if it was given to him to make up for his unsuccessful lot in life.
- Entitled to Have You - His attitude toward Mayumi Yamano before and during the attempted rape that led to her death.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good - To put it simply, the fact that Dexter makes attempts to show him genuine kindness confuses Adachi to no end.
- Evil Is Petty - Both of his initial murders are for incredibly petty and perverted reasons; the first one was just him throwing a temper tantrum because a celebrity he had a crush on had an affair, and the second was just because he saw a high school girl talking to an older man and deemed her a "whore" who had to die. It's lampshaded very often how chilish he actually is.
- Freudian Excuse - Simply put, he's tired of being life's bitch and sees his actions as "taking control."
- Graceful Loser - Oddly enough, when he is finally defeated, he is 100% calm and accepting of whatever punishment is in store for him.
- Hard Work Hardly Works - Despite the inhuman amount of studying and work he did in his youth, at the detriment to any kind of social life he may have had, he still found himself as life's Butt-Monkey, which is pretty much the whole reason for his actions.
- Humans Are Bastards - To quote the man himself, "If crimes could be solved by appealing to morality, we wouldn't need the police!"
- Hypocrite - His belief that humans are hypocrites is ironic because of how much of a hypocrite he really is. He makes other people's lives miserable while still acting like he's the only one who's had a rough existence, calls the Multiversers and their allies self-righteous for their responses to his long tirade against how much humanity and reality suck, and claims that they're only pursuing him because they wanted some excitement in their boring lives. Then again, he probably knows it and just doesn't care.
- I Just Want to Be Special - Beneath everything he does and says, he's really just desperate to validate his own existence.
- Insane Troll Logic - He keeps insinuating that he only put Mayumi and Saki into Mayonaka and that it was the world itself that killed them. The world shaped by the thoughts and feelings all humanity. Therefore, everyone is responsible for their deaths, including the heroes. They rightfully point out why that's bullshit.
- It's All About Me - Whatever pain and misery other people go through, especially those of the families of his victims, is apparently insignificant to his suffering.
- It Is Beyond Saving - His view on humanity.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Eventually develops into one after joining Chalice's Brigade.
- Kick the Dog - His casual attitude toward the killings he committed. Even if you believe that he didn't know Mayumi would fall into the TV and die, it's clear that he was out to harm her from the beginning.
- Lack of Empathy - Adachi encourages his teenage enemies to adopt this mindset when they get older, claiming that life is tough enough as it is without having to be bogged down by the feelings of those around them.
- Moral Sociopathy - When he's finally outed as a killer, he never makes attempts to deny it ever again. Why? It's the "rules" for the "game" he made of it in his head.
- Morality Pet - Kids, strangely enough. He seems to genuinely like innocent children.
- Never My Fault - He got a bad shake, that's all, his idiot superiors dumped him in Inaba, they overreacted. Besides, he was gentlemanly, there was something wrong with those "stupid bitches" for getting it in their head to reject him. Besides, they were just playing Namatame, right? Really, he did the world a favor. For the record, you're all just as bad if not worse for going on this adventure to stop him, selfish brats. ...Yeah, you get the idea.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business - Once the bumbling detective facade is dropped, he becomes ridiculously competent.
- Pet the Dog - Again, seems this way with children.
- Police are Useless - Shares this attitude with most of his enemies, but for different reasons. Being a police officer himself gives him a veritable front row seat to all the bureaucratic hand-wringing, shortcuts, pitfalls, and misfires of law enforcement that he finds himself lamenting over, more out of the consequence that as a detective, he has to get yanked around by these incompetent decisions. The fact that they can't seem to find the Killer out, despite him being smack dab in their midst, possible amplified this sentiment.
- Politically Incorrect Villain - The sexism should really speak for itself at this point.
- Psychopathic Manchild
- Reality Warper - What makes him a genuine problem once inside Mayonaka is that he has an absurd amount of control over the place and the Shadows within it for reasons even he doesn't understand.
- Shadow Archetype - If you really look at it, his response to life treating him as a punching bag is probably how a lot of the Multiversers could have reacted to their own, even worse, misfortunes over the years. In that sense, Adachi must seem like a twisted reflection to some of them.
- Smug Snake
- Sour Prude - Seeing teenagers being intimite pisses him off because all he was allowed to do in those years was study his ass off.
- Straw Nihilist - When confronted, he delves into a rant about the pointlessness of life and how much easier it would be if everyone were to become Shadows."Those who succeed in life, they just happen to born with the magic ticket called 'talent.' If you don't have it, you can either accept or deny that fact until you die. That's your only choice. Once you realize that, all you have left in life is despair, the ultimate game over. Wouldn't it be better if that kind of reality was wiped away?"
- Supernatural Gold Eyes - When in Mayonaka.
- True Companions - It starts off when Dojima, someone with every reason to hate Adachi by this point, still expresses genuine concern over him. Eventually, Adachi begins to see Chalice's Brigade as this, and his whole world view is shaken because of it.
- Villainous Breakdown - Whenever confronted with just how childish his actions really are.
Tropes Relating to Eve "Evie" Black:
- Author Appeal - Anime PJ made her one of Chalice's Psuedoversers with no real plans in mind for her initially simply because he was reading Sleeping Beauties at the time and decided he liked the character.
- Beware the Nice Ones - She comes across as an incredibly happy girl ... but then she starts joyfully pushing every Berserk Button you have for no apparent reason other than she can.
- Dark Magical Girl - Definitely qualifies, as her use of magic has shown, but to what extent her abilities reach is unknown.
- Defrosting Ice Queen - As she spends more time in human form (we know she is not human or corporeal by nature, but what she is hasn't been revealed), she gains more and more human emotions.
- Genki Girl - Can certainly come across as one.
- Healing Factor - Heals remarkably quickly. She often makes a point of hurting herself to demonstrate it, too.
- Humanity Is Infectious - She acknowledges the fact that she becomes more human the more time she spends in a human form, to the point where she actually starts being able to feel things like affection and remorse when she couldn't before.
- Macabre Moth Motif - Her appearances are always foreshadowed and accompanied by a sudden increase in the amount of moths in the area. She is also seemingly able to create them, as she's been shown to vomit swarms of them at her enemies. Dexter Verser is quite scared of her because of his moth phobia.
- Meaningful Name - She implies that she chose the name Eve for a reason, though listed off a number of possibilities, so it's difficult to narrow down if there's a main reason.
- Psychic Powers - Somehow, she knows things about you even when she's never actually met you.
- Really 700 Years Old - She remembers the dinosaurs.
- Riddle for the Ages - As of yet, we have no idea just what Evie is. All we know is that she doesn't hold humans in very high regard (at first), that she despises men in particular, and that she has a great care for animals and nature in general. Other than that, we know she's supernatural, but that's it. She's an enigma.
- Speaks Fluent Animal - She doesn't even need to speak anything other than English to do it; she speaks, they understand, she understands, and that's it.
- Took a Level in Kindness - As she gains more human emotions, she becomes much kinder and merciful as a result.
- Tranquil Fury - The only real difference between a calm Evie and a pissed of Evie is that pissed off Evie is breaking your neck while she's smiling.
- Troll - Knows every single button she could push from the moment she meets you and heartily enjoys pushing them.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"? - Starts off like this. She gains and understands more emotions as time goes on.