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    John O'Brien 

Constance's father. After the death of her mother, he was consumed with grief and later signed up to be turned into a super-soldier. He's the only super-soldier to survive the process.

Voiced By Oliver Marsh

    Constance O'Brien 

John O'Brien's daughter, who was left in the care of her aunt Jacqueline when her dad left to become a Super Soldier. She grows up to be a high-society thief, stealing for divorced women who lost all their property to their ex-husbands. One day, she steals something she really shouldn't have, which gets her in more trouble than she bargained for.

Voiced By Lauren Osborn

  • The Alcoholic: When she was a young teenager, she drank far to much—to the point that it would knock her out every night.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Constance forces herself to believe that she is doing the right thing by not picking a side in the war.
  • Break the Badass: Happens to her after Thomas betrays her.
  • Can't Refuse the Call Anymore: Constance really has to choose a side in the war.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Being as her aunt was the rebel leader and her boyfriend was a police officer, Constance didn't stand much of a chance of being able to ignore the war.
  • Catchphrase: "Run, run away"
  • Character Development: Stops "dreaming" and ignoring the world around her.
    Constance: Storyville Station can never take, the one who's here now and awake.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Revealed in "The Wasteland".
  • Delinquent: Fits this trope exactly—she's not older then her late teens or early twenties and she's already a shameless thief, and a very good one at that.
  • Ditzy Genius: Outwitted both the government and the rebels by stealing the MCG, and then decided to run around the city with it.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: What she did as a young teenager after losing her parents.
  • Establishing Character Music: Her main verse in "The Bust" before her character development:
    Constance: Run like the hunted,
    run like the coming,
    run like the sword will finally fall,
    run like the desperate, your last final minute, run like the end has come to call,
    run like the hours, the days all when counted, run like they past while dreamers slept,
    run like the fire, the winds of desire,
    run if you want to live again
    run, and taste the rain,
    run from mistakes you've made
    run, run away,
    run, and just embrace,
    run, the air the pulse the pain
    run, run away
  • Forgiveness: Eventually forgives Thomas for betraying her, considering that since then he's joined the rebels and done whatever he could to protect her.
  • Four-Man Band: The Smart Guy to Thomas's Butt-Monkey, Jacqueline's Pervert, and John's Only Sane Man.
  • Guile Hero: She's an infamous thief and the main character.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: It's mentioned this is how she used to be.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Thomas betrays her.
  • Heroic Neutral: The story's protagonist who refuses to pick a side in the war.
  • Hidden Depths: Capable of being selfless and brave when it really comes down to it.
  • "I Am Becoming" Song: "Storyville Station" is about her deciding she can't ignore the world around her anymore and that she has to stop living only in her head.
  • Idiot Ball: Generally very smart, but decides to run around the city with the MCG.
  • Idiot Hero: Subverted; Constance is very far from stupid—but she is unbelievably clueless when it comes to the war, although this is mostly because she forces herself to be.
  • Ironic Name: Constance is a thief, and her name is Constance.
  • It's All About Me: Before her character development.
    Constance: I don't care about your plan, I only care about my man!
  • Just Like Robin Hood: Since the divorce laws in New Albion are terribly unfair, Constance goes to high-class parties, steals money from men who have left their wives, and brings it to their ruined ex-spouses.
  • Lovable Rogue: A thief and the main character in the opera.
  • Meaningful Name: Not her real name, but her fake name, Inanna, that she uses as a thief.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father abandoned her after her mother's death.
  • Plucky Girl: She doesn't let anybody keep her down.
  • Rebellious Rebel: Refuses to join the rebellion. To be fair, she won't join the government either.
  • Reformed Criminal: Becomes this at the end when she tells Thomas she's going to find a new way to get the divorce laws changed in New Albion.
  • Refusal of the Call: Refuses Jacqueline's offer for her to join the war.
  • Reincarnation: Revealed in the atompunk opera to be a reincarnation of Priscilla McAlistair from the first album and to be reincarnated again as Racheal in the next album.
  • Resigned to the Call: Agrees to give the rebels the MCG, although not happily. She does end up willingly joining them, though.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Hot-Blooded Energetic Girl to Thomas's Savvy Guy.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Sees the problems with the war, but not the problem with refusing to see the world around her.
  • The Smart Guy: The smartest member of her team with Jacqueline, John, and Thomas, which is saying a lot.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Selfish on the outside, terrified of losing even more then she already has on the inside.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to Thomas's Straight Man.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Jacqueline mentions Constance seems much happier then she did before after she finds John.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes heroic after her enlightenment.
  • Unlikely Hero: She didn't seem like she was going to be that good a hero, but she definitely came through at the end.
  • Unwitting Pawn: At first, before deciding to join the rebels.
  • Teenage Wasteland: All her friends when she was younger were a group of teenagers who didn't have parents and spent their time getting wasted.

    Jacqueline O'Brien 

Constance's aunt. She takes care of Constance for John when he leaves to become a super soldier. Secretly, she's part of the resistance against New Albion's oppressive government.

Voiced By Courtney Ellis


Constance's boyfriend. She plans to run away with him, but he's actually a double-agent working for the oppressive regime in New Albion.

Uncredited Voice

  • Brutal Honesty: To Constance in "The Bust".
    Thomas: And on this day, the party's over. It's time to wake up, there's a war to win!
  • Catchphrase: "The Thief... is a lady".
  • Come with Me If You Want to Live: Tells Constance the government will kill her if she doesn't hand over the MCG.
    Constance: This isn't real, this isn't happening. When did they turn you, how long since?
    Thomas: Just take my hand, I'll help you live.
  • Defecting for Love: Eventually leaves the government and joins the rebels because he's in love with Constance.
  • The Dutiful Son: Implied that he joined the government because the rebels harmed his mother.
  • Forgiveness: Constance forgives him and even agrees to get back together with him at the end of the opera.
  • For The Greater Good: The reason he betrays Constance.
  • Four-Man Band: The Butt-Monkey to Jacqueline's Pervert, Constance's Smart Guy, and John's Only Sane Man.
  • Idiot Ball: Smart enough to trick Constance of all people, but gets kidnapped by the Voodoopunks minutes later.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "The Bust" and the "Discussion 2", when he was being pretty jerkass-y but still was somewhat in the right.
  • The Mole: Revealed to be an undercover police officer.
  • Nice Guy: Except for when he betrayed Constance - but even then, he was only trying to save the city and he became a cop in the first place to avenge his parents.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jacqueline after they tell each other their life stories to pass the time.
  • Only Sane Man: On occasion, due to his reluctance to join the rebels and not approving of their plans.
  • Romantic False Lead: Subverted since he did turn out to really love her, but he was this to Constance—being as he was an undercover police officer all along.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Constance's Energetic Girl.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Constance's Wise Guy.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Briefly towards the end of Act 2 when he betrays Constance.
  • Undercover Cop Reveal: Revealed in "The Bust" to have been working with the government all along.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Used by the voodoopunks to broadcast their song through the MCG.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Not as bad as Jacqueline, but stills definitely counts.

    Lloyd Allen 

The narrator of the titular New Albion Radio Hour. He tells the audience about what's happening, and as time goes on he's revealed to be more involved in the story than he initially appears.

Uncredited Voice

  • Above Good and Evil: Doesn't care who wins or what happens, as long as it's a good story.
  • All-Knowing Singing Narrator: Over his radio broadcasts, until he turns into an Unreliable Narrator at the end.
  • All There in the Manual: Who Lloyd is and how and why he does what he does in this album are only given more detail through other albumsnote  and supplementary materials.note 
  • The Bad Guys Win: The borderline-bad-guy sort of wins. Lloyd's not really good or evil, he just cares about making a good story, and while he doesn't kill Constance, he DOES make the story an "epic tragedy" and in the last song he's back with his broadcast like before.
  • Catchphrase: "And now back to the New Albion Radio Hour!"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: You wouldn't think much of Lloyd Allen the Radio Broadcaster at first, but somewhere around the begging of the second act he starts to seem important, and by the end, well...
  • The Chessmaster: Revealed at the end to be this.
  • Control Freak: With his radio broadcasts.
  • Evil All Along: Well, very very ambiguous all along.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Lloyd uses his broadcasts to change the story.
  • Interactive Narrator: Interacts with Jacqueline and sometimes Constance.
  • It Amused Me: Fully willing to sacrifice living beings to make a better story.
  • Mind Manipulation: Uses this in "The Underground" to get Constance "slip back into character".
  • Mysterious Narrator: - it's not even clear at the end who Lloyd is.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jacqueline, until he betrays her.
  • Skewed Priorities: Cares more about having an interest story then about the players themselves.
  • The Spock: Big time; shows no emotion whatsoever and only cares about his goals.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Starts out as nothing more then the eccentric radio announcer, before betraying all the characters at the end and secretly controlling the story.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Big time. He starts out as an All-Knowing Singing Narrator, but then it turns out he is controlling the story and tires to kill Constance, but ultimately kills John and Jacqueline instead.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The people in the realities he narrates.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His opinion of Constance by the end.

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