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The Forces of Good
    The Champions of the Light 
Introduced in Volume I
The main character of the book series. Having lived to be 100 years old, he became a ghost shortly thereafter. It was his founding of Ghost Wrestling that led to the reemergece of the supernatural. He currently lives in Kinardas City as General of the Stone Cutters. As befitting his ancestral princely status (see below), he is very brave and kind, albeit perhaps a bit eager to rush into battle.

Moon Shadow

Introduced in Volume I
The horse Demetrios rode when he was a kid, a black mustang stallion. He and Lily were the only ones he would allow on his back. He was reborn as a Pegasus and once again serves as Demetrios's loyal mount.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: He understands Demetrios very well, and quite a few times neighs in agreement with him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Also serves as Moon Shadow's Moment of Awesome: he swoops in and severely beats up Theodore, the Brotherhood's last surviving guard.
  • Cool Horse / Pegasus
  • Meaningful Name: He has a black coat except for a white stripe on the center of his face.
  • Reincarnation: How he gained his wings and came to Demetrios's aid.

Captain John "Max" Stelling

Introduced in Volume I


Introduced in Volume I


Introduced in Volume I


Mentioned in Volume I; introduced in Volume II

Anne-Marie Magaña

Introduced in Volume I


Introduced in Volume III

Bob a.k.a. Luke, Sr.

Introduced in Volume I
  • Carry a Big Stick: Shandara gave him a mace and shield for his weapon.
  • Death Is Cheap: Being a ghost, he was sent to the Astral Realm. The good news is that he will come back one day. The bad news is that it'll take a while.
  • Killed Off for Real, but see above.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He was Demetrios's father.
  • The Men in Black: Only partially; he was a sheriff for the most part, and a paranormal investigator on the side.
  • Spider-Sense: Coupled with his experience as a policeman, he can track down demonic threats. Though it does come with a drawback; if there's too much supernatural power, it causes him great pain, as seen when he enters Animus and Atrocitas's lairs.

Jack Colmar

Introduced in Volume II
  • Badass Normal: He may not be supernatural, but he is still a good fighter.
  • Cool Gun: Being a Marine, he has plenty of them.
  • Cool Sword: He is given a sword resembling the one George Washington had during the American Revolution, which he is honored to have.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Despite being killed by Berith, he still has enough strength left to slash him with his sword and shoot him before dying.
  • Nail 'Em: His nailgun can shoot fiery nails.


Introduced in Volume II
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice is a pike.
  • Mind Link Mates: She and Max have become this, as she can sense what's happening to him in Astaroth's tournament.
  • Psychic Powers: She's from the Bronze Elephant Clan, which is culturally quite proficient with psychic powers.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Because of its association with psychic powers, her new plate armor is violet.
  • The Rival: She considered Max to be this until they became good friends after World War III.

Michael Hunter

Introduced in Volume II


Introduced in Volume II
  • Blindfolded Vision: After Michael's Face–Heel Turn, he asks Anne-Marie to make a blindfold for her to wear in battle so that she doesn't get brainwashed by the Illuminati's false light and made to fight against her big sister.
  • Casting a Shadow: Thanks to one of Daniel's booby traps backfiring in his Nightmare Dungeon, she gains the ability to create a shadowy double of herself.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: She was only wearing workout clothes when the adventure begins, so the only ninja stuff she has is her katana and shuriken.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She has two of them as well, and in keeping with her stealthy style of combat, they are completely black.
  • Kid Hero: Ruby is the youngest member of the team, being 16 forever.
  • Meaningful Name: Her mother Alexis had a lot of good luck with the color red; thus, she wanted her daughter to have the same good luck.
  • Spy Catsuit: The Stone Cutters give her one during the Third War. She's a bit confused by it at first, but comes to like it. In Volume V, she puts on an all-black one.

Ashur Younan

Introduced in Volume II


Introduced in Volume III
  • Badass Adorable: He spends a lot of the time as a cute white-tailed deer fawn. In times of battle, he can turn into the prehistoric deer Megaloceros.

Amare Toure

Introduced in Volume II
  • The Atoner: When he was only a teenager, Amare took up sales in the black market. When he got out after spending nine years in jail, he took up charity work. Now, as a ghost, he hopes to make his mark on the world a more honorable one.
  • Badass Beard: He has a Van Dyke one.
  • Black Best Friend: He was originally from Ethiopia.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Even with the odds against him, he fights with Dorothy to protect Clara.
  • Dating Catwoman: He falls in love with the Illuminati warlock Clara Leccese. It seems a bit one-sided at first, but his love for her is ultimately what saves her.
  • Knife Nut: He doesn't just fight with knives; he throws them.
  • I Will Find You: He's so infatuated with Clara that he searches the Illuminati base camps to find her. Even though he got attacked in one of them.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: In Volume III, he is given a new weapon, the Razor of the South Wind. Not only is it incredibly sharp, it has a gemstone in its center that contains the power of a thunderstorm. When it is thrown correctly, the gemstone explodes, sending deadly shards everywhere among Amare's enemies. The gemstone can take a half-hour to recharge, however.

Frederick Adler

Introduced in Volume II


Introduced in Dawn of a New Century


Introduced in Dawn of a New Century


Introduced in Dawn of a New Century


Introduced in Volume III
  • Archer Archetype: She wields a magical bow called the Moonbow.
  • Cool Horse: She rides a palomino Hanoverian stallion named Lancelot.
  • Cool Mask: She wears one in battle to protect her face, as well as being opposite of Kayla.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: In a manner of speaking, since she's from the Platinum Dragon clan, the largest and strongest vampire clan.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Her pet Nile crocodile Pharaoh, which she gets in Volume V.
  • Panthera Awesome: Her pet tiger Shadow Stalker
  • Pimped-Out Dress: The dress she wears for the party at the end. Adding to it, she wears silver makeup on her face in the style of a geisha.
  • Shout-Out: Michelle wears red and white armor, the colors being a reference to Twilight. Her facial makeup could also be considered a reference to the vampires' shininess.


Introduced in Volume III
  • Battle Couple: With Michael.
  • BFS: She has a Zweihänder
  • Determinator: She'll get Michael out of the Illuminati no matter what.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: The outfit she wears for the party at the end. And also her wedding dress in Volume V.
  • Fingerless Gloves: As part of her aforementioned gothic lolita outfit, she wears a black lace pair that reach up to her elbows.
  • Giant Flyer: In keeping with her opposite-ness of Michelle, she rides a gryphon named Daredevil.
  • Happily Married: To Michael.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: As she says, as a true warrior, she likes to invite her enemies to look upon the face of their destroyer. Thusly she also mocks Michelle for wearing her mask.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: Considering she is from the Golden Lion clan.
  • The Rival: She and Michelle are this. It might be a bit one-sided, though, as Michelle wants nothing to do with her (at first, anyway).
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Michael [[Face Heel Turn joins the Illuminati]], she fights perhaps the hardest of the Champions of the Light to save him.
  • Shout-Out: In another case of opposite-ness with Michelle, she wears all-black armor, which is a reference to Underworld.

Kago Cairnsmith

Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume III
  • Badass Bookworm: He becomes determined to protect the new world he is fascinated to learn about.
  • Badass Normal: In Volume III, he was a capable fighter despite not having any powers.
  • Battle Aura: After becoming a paladin, he gains one that even gives Bruce in his demon form pause.
  • Cool Horse
  • The Greys: He started as a scout for the grey aliens living on Phobos and Deimos.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: His new paladin armor is gleaming white.
  • The Paladin: In Volume IV, he becomes the first grey alien paladin thanks to the goddess the White Knight.
  • Take Up My Sword: The White Knight gives him a sword as proof of his swearing allegiance to her.


Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume IV

Leah Younan

Introduced in Volume V
  • Blue Is Heroic: The armor she gets for the slave rebellion is midnight blue in color, to contrast with the Illuminati's white. She has blue-green eyes as well.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Demetrios and company give her a mameluke sword.
  • High Class Gloves: She wears a pair during the party towards the end. Despite being a ghost, having been a slave of the Illuminati for so long, she's glad to have something soft and silky on her hands for a change.
  • Hope Bringer: She serves as this for her fellow slaves.
  • Horse of a Different Color: She rides a zorse.
  • Rebel Leader: She becomes this during the Stone Cutters' siege of the Illuminati.
  • Rebellious Spirit: She was the most willful of the Illuminati's slaves, always stepping in for her fellow slaves when the drivers were going too far.


Introduced in Volume V

Clara Leccese

Mentioned in From Oslo to Kinardas; introduced in Volume V


Introduced in Volume V
  • Cute Kitten: Her peacetime form is an Abyssinian cat.
  • Determinator: She'll do whatever it takes to get her friend Clara out of the Illuminati and back to her good self again.
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: She actually fights with Clara during the Stone Cutters' siege to help them save her from their brainwashing. A spellcaster and their familiar fighting each other is almost unheard of.
  • Morality Pet: She is this to Clara. As a matter of fact, her first act was to leap into the magic upwelling so that she appeared before Clara instead of the demon she was attempting to summon.
  • Panthera Awesome: Her battle form is a Smilodon.
  • Reverse Mole: She pretends to be evil so as to keep up appearances.


Introduced in Volume V
  • BFS: Her weapon of choice, a saber, is an unusally large one.
  • Cool Big Sis: Ironically, when they were mortal, Katie was Ruby's younger sister. Now she's an adult as an angel.
  • Family of Choice: When her family took in Ruby after her mother's death.
  • The Paladin
  • Playing with Fire: Her aura is fiery.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: She joins the Champions of the Light right before the duel with Lucas in Vgear ol Olpirt.


Introduced in Volume VI
  • Action Mom
  • Back from the Dead: She has become a ghost.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: After being freed from Astaroth's dungeon, she joins in the fight against him and his demons.
  • Fiery Redhead: When she's fighting the forces of evil.
  • Good Parents: Not only is she one herself, she is very thankful to King Zasedis and Queen Sastiana for all that they've done for Demetrios.
  • Mama Bear: She very eagerly casts her strongest spells on Astaroth for his sick tournament.
  • Magic Knight: She's skilled with both magic and a sword.
  • Noodle Incident: No detail is given as to how she was captured and made to fight in Astaroth's tournament, but she says it wasn't her proudest moment.
  • Southern Belle: She has the characteristics of one.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Relatively speaking. Thanks to her being a ghost, she's eternally 39 years old.


Introduced in Volume V


Introduced in A Day of New Life

Queen Seldanna

Introduced in Volume VII
  • Fiery Redhead: It takes her a while to develop the ‘fiery’ part, though.
  • The High Queen: She became one after the death of Hadrinar.
  • The Paladin: She was very religiously dedicated before becoming a paladin. She took up the mantle during the battle with the demons.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She’s very tall even for a high elf.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Despite being Queen, she is filled with self-doubt and uncertainty, which manifests in the nightmares that Mhithl’ithoth torments her with. When the worldwide invasion by the demons starts, however, she is the first to fight back against them to protect her city and her people.

    The Stone Cutters 
Tropes describing the Stone Cutters in general
  • Aliens Never Invented Democracy: Neither did angels apparently, seeing as they are ruled by the royal family of King Zasedis, Queen Sastiana, and Princess Lily.
  • Angelic Beauty: As befitting their angelic status, they are incredibly attractive.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: King Zasedis, Queen Sastiana, and Princess Lily are more than willing to join in the fight against evil.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Living on the Earth for long enough has disrupted their angelic powers, preventing them from being able to return to Heaven. Fortunately, they have done quite well for themselves on their new homeworld.

King Zasedis

Introduced in Volume II

Queen Sastiana

Introduced in Volume II


Introduced in Dawn of a New Century

    The Red Knights 
A team of heroes based in Kingsport, Massachusetts. They were founded shortly after the restoration of their hometown by the archangel Raguel, and so named in honor of those who died during the Dark Stone Cutters' attack on their hometown during the Third War of the Stone Cutters. They come from all walks of life and seek to prevent another attack from the demons.

Akihiko Himura

Introduced in Volume IV

Aislin Moore

Introduced in Volume IV
  • Battle Couple: With Jayden.
  • Fun Personified: She's very affable and fun-loving, and becomes friends with Anne-Marie, Lynessa, and Ruby very quickly.
  • High Class Gloves: She has two red pairs in Volume IV; silk ones for the adventure and a dark red leather pair for the party at the end.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Aislin" means "dream" in Irish, since she is as beautiful as a dream. Thanks to her shapeshifting powers, she can change as quickly as one too.
  • Shout-Out: During the adventure in Volume V, she wears a dress that's similar in style to the one Catwoman wore when she debuted in the '40s.
  • Spy Catsuit: She wears a sleeveless black leather one during the adventure.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are silver.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Her main power, with which she can assume any form she wants as well as copy powers. She says it matches her career as a renowned stage actress.

Jayden Moore

Introduced in Volume IV

Anzhelika Maksimov

Introduced in Volume IV

Allen Harris

Introduced in Volume IV
  • Ascended Fanboy: He greatly admires Anne-Marie, though his gushing can make her and Ruby a bit put off.
  • I Owe You My Life: In a way. He's thankful to Anne-Marie for saving his cousin Mary, the little blonde girl Angel Killer was going to kill, during the Dark Stone Cutters' attack on Kingsport.
  • Kid Hero: He's the youngest of the human members of the Red Knights, being 19 years old.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a burgundy fedora.
  • Playing with Fire: His specialty of magic, which he supplements with a crossbow.
  • Shout-Out: He dresses similarly to the Elementalists from Guild Wars.


Introduced in Volume IV
  • Apologizes a Lot: He usually says or gives looks of sorrow whenever Allen's gushing gets the better of him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His form of battle is a Columbian mammoth.

Felicia Mason

Introduced in Volume IV
  • Battle Couple: She becomes one with Frederick.
  • Emergency Weapon: She carries a dagger with her just in case a demon tries to interrupt her playing.
  • Happily Married: To Frederick.
  • Magic Music: The music she plays on her violin can produce all sorts of magic, from attacking her enemies with elemental magic to healing her friends.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of her son Michelangelo.
  • Promotion to Parent: She adopted Michelangelo thanks to his familiar Kroisus.

Michelangelo "Mikey" Gagliardi

Introduced in Volume III


Introduced in Volume IV
  • Knight in Shining Armor: In terms of personality, that is. He was originally vain and arrogant thanks to his T. rex form, but eventually became friendlier and nobler thanks to his time spent with Mikey and Felicia.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: He can turn into this in times of battle.

Cameron White

Introduced in Volume IV
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He uses his necromancer powers to prevent the chaos demons cause in their attacks.
  • Necromancer
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's usually stern and aloof, and rarely smiles.
  • Red Right Hand: More like an "undead left hand." He hides his rotten hand with a medieval hunting glove, and in battle he uses it to paralyze his opponents.
  • Sinister Scythe: Only Cameron is not sinister.


Introduced in Volume IV
  • Morphic Resonance: In his Titanoboa form, his olive green skin still has some blotches of the red, black, and yellow of his scarlet kingsnake form.
  • Perpetual Smiler: In contrast to Cameron's constant frowning, Usianisto is usually very humorous.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Not in this case. He's very friendly and quick with a joke.

Sabrina Zhang

Introduced in Volume IV
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Not only her silver and black armor, but she wears shimmering clothing in general, if the dress she wears for the party at the end is anything to go by.
  • Light 'em Up: She uses the light of the Moon for attack and also defense.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her powers of moonlight have turned her previously black hair silver.
  • Not a Morning Person: Thanks to her venerating of the Moon, she isn't much of a daytime person in general. During the day she's usually tired; when night comes she perks right up.
  • Pegasus: She rides upon him.

Hannah Wright

Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV
  • Big Sister Instinct: She quite readily looks out for Hannah whenever there is danger.
  • Beige Prose: She often translates Hannah's Purple Prose into more understandable words.

Carter Phillips

Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV

Maebh Moore

Introduced in Volume VII
  • Cheerful Child: Until Mhithl’ithoth’s storm began draining her energy.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: She actually has pink hair.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: She has opposite but effective specialties of magic: fire and water.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: She admits she’s not much of a fighter because she’s mostly been using her magic for fun. However, thanks to some words of encouragement from Tioveius, she really comes through when they’re fighting the demonic bear from her nightmare.

Alexandra “Alex” Moore

Introduced in Volume VII

Caoimhe Moore

Introduced in Volume VII
  • Cheerful Child: She does her best to keep it up even with Mhithl’ithoth’s storm draining her spirit.
  • Cool Pet: She has a pet skunk named Plume.
  • Magic Music: It turns out that by singing, she can augment her family and friend’s fighting spirit and strength.
  • True Blue Femininity: She has teal hair that’s styled in the same way as Domino.

    Supporters and Other Allies 
Introduced in Volume I

Gloria / Nemesis

Introduced in Volume I


Introduced in Volume I; mentioned in Volume II


Introduced in Volume III

Toras Thunder-Axe

Introduced in Volume III

The Forces of Evil
    The Brotherhood of Nullity / The Empire of Oblivion 
Tropes describing the Brotherhood in general


Introduced in Volume I
  • Animal Motifs: When alive again to become Mephistopheles, he becomes mixed with two animals he considers natural born leaders like himself: the lion and the gorilla.
  • Back from the Dead: The first time after his Deal With The Devil, and during the last battle, he even comes back to life four times.
  • Big Bad: Though he doesn't think of himself as such.
  • British Stuffiness
  • Deal with the Devil: How he came back to life the first time.
  • Evil Is Hammy: During his last fight with Demetrios and when he becomes a mutant does he start Chewing the Scenery.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: How he plans to take over the world the second time around.
  • Honor Before Reason: During his last fight with Demetrios (as a mortal), he switches his RPG for a pair of samurai swords. It doesn't turn out very well.
  • Meaningful Name: Mephistopheles.
  • One-Winged Angel: As the fight with Demetrios and company continues, he steadily becomes more powerful until he reaches his final form.
  • Really Gets Around: A male example. Because of his craziness, William fancies himself as the mortal version of Zeus. Why else would he have all these kids who seek to follow in his footsteps?
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he becomes a mutant.
  • Starter Villain: William was this when he was human. His resurrection and subsequent transformation into Mephistopheles upgraded him to the Big Bad.
  • Split Personality: It's split all right; in The Return of Mephistopheles, he creates eight avatars from his own soul, each one based on parts of his personality.
    • Carnificinus: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's sadism and willingness to torment his prisoners. His name means “torture.”
    • Umbra: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's preference to work – and strike – from the shadows. His name means “shadow.”
    • Ira: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's anger and hatred. His name means “wrath.”
      • An Axe to Grind: And it's on fire.
      • A Load of Bull: He takes the form of a minotaur.
      • Enemy to All Living Things: Ira's anger and hatred is so intense that it causes pain among the people and wildlife of the region where he establishes his fortress. The animals become painfully lethargic, while the humans suffer from a crippling combination of the flu and pneumonia.
      • Glass Cannon: Despite his enormous strength, he can't take it as well as he can dish it out, a fact that he's well aware of and makes up for with the Zerg Rush mentioned below.
      • Unstoppable Rage: It's what he's named for.
      • Zerg Rush: To make up for his surprisingly low defenses, he summons a great swarm of fiery invertebrates to his side.
    • Gelu: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's selfishness and inability to empathize with other people. Her name means “cold.”
    • Animus: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's desire – in this case, his desire to control everything. His name means “spirit.”
    • Atrocitas: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's fear – that is, the fear he inspires in other people. His name means “horror.”
    • Insuadibilis: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's determination to see his goals are completed. His name means “adamant.”
    • Supremus: The embodiment of William/Mephistopheles's pride and belief that what he is doing is right. His name is pretty self-explanatory.

Melissa / Shadowbite

Introduced in Volume I

Lucifer / Blackstorm

Introduced in Volume I


Introduced in Volume I

    The Empire of Pandemonium 
Mentioned in Volume I; met with in Volume II


Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV; returns in Volume VII

Daniel Adams

Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV


Introduced in Volume IV


Cameo appearance in Volume IV; fully introduced in Volume VI


Introduced in Volume VII


Introduced in Volume VII
  • Creepy Long Fingers: The only parts of his body that can be seen are his hands, which have these and dangerously sharp claws.
  • Fisher King: Not only does he cause a storm of darkness and Gray Rain of Depression to envelop the entire planet Earth, his taking the throne of the Dream World causes it to turn into a dreary and unsettling wind-swept wasteland.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: He actually has this as a power. He is constantly shrouded in darkness, so only his eyes and hands are visible, and nobody knows just what - if anything - he actually looks like. His form underneath the shroud is said to be incredibly horrifying.

    The Dark Stone Cutters 
Tropes describing the Dark Stone Cutters in general

King Anturoc

Introduced in Volume III

Venom Shadow

Introduced in Volume III

Hellfire Reaver

Introduced in Volume III

Angel Killer

Introduced in Volume III

Demon Fang

Introduced in Volume III

    The Illuminati 
Perhaps the only non-demonic threat that the Stone Cutters and the Red Knights have faced. The Illuminati are a city-cized cult determined to unite the world in the Realm of Light. They claim it'll bring peace to the world... while at the same time, they torment and terrorize their slaves into becoming members. They have become more militarily active in recent years, so their goals may be coming to fruition...Tropes describing the Illuminati in general


Introduced in Volume V


Introduced in Volume I

Ercole "Caligula" Fontana

Introduced in Volume V

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