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The residents of The Worst Island from ThornBrain's Tomodachi Life streams.

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    Introduced in Episode 1 

ThornBrain

Source: Real person (TheStrawhatNO!)

Thorn's Mii, a Cross Dresser slowly morphing into an anime character. He has a crush on Midna that appears is reciprocated, but neither seems to want to act on it.

  • Attractive Bent-Gender: The audience frequently points out how good he looks in his outfits. Thorn likes to point out that it's how he is in real life.
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  • Catchphrase: "I swear it's good", in reference to Thorn's tendency to like a game at the start of a Let's Play but eventually come to hate it.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Midna.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Meido: Thorn gives him a maid's outfit, and then later dies his hair purple. After a bit, he and the audience realize that the Mii now looks like an anime maid.
  • Pet the Dog: He gets the most expensive interior at the end of the LP as thanks for being there from the beginning. Thorn also lets him wear a cool spacesuit instead of his usual unwanted dresses.
  • Twice Shy: He wants to get together with Midna, but neither acts on it, despite both hinting that they like each other. Their BFF status suffers because of it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Owl is one of his best friends, with whom he gets into violent fights constantly.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Thorn only gives him cute female-centric outfits. Though he usually doesn't like them, he continues to wear them regularly and acts like anyone else.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: His song "Thorn in the Brain" is a stream of disconnected Black Comedy lines.
    If I were a dolphin I'd cry
    Who invited you to my funeral
    I choked on my sock
    No such thing as a sad divorce
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gets his hair dyed purple early on. It later gets dyed bright green, and then the LP closes with it dyed hot pink.

Owl

Source: Original character

An owl apparently perched on a headless human body. He is always causing trouble around the island, and Thorn hates him the most, despite him being one of Thorn's Mii's best friends.

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Hoot hoot, ho."
    • "J-j-j-jackash" when he's happy.
  • Funny Animal
  • Nice Hat: Wears a large, green, starry top hat.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To the real-life Thorn. Owl is always causing trouble around the island, getting into fights with Thorn's Mii, and at one point ruins a wedding proposal without even being there. Thorn hates his guts.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: To Thorn's Mii. They fight constantly and often violently, but they're still good friends.

Midna

Source: Thorn's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Let's Play

The Twilight Princess herself, having moved to The Worst Island after her adventures with Hey Hey. She is the most popular Mii on the island, befriends everyone, shows up everywhere, and rivals Andrew W.K. in the field of partying. She's secretly in her thirties. Was in a relationship with Travis that ended abruptly, and hints that she may have feelings for Thorn.

  • Angst? What Angst?: She shows no signs of sadness after Travis leaves her for Hatpaca. This combined with her asking if Thorn is seeing anyone convinces Thorn that she really had feelings for him the whole time. invoked
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Kindness sores" when she's happy.
    • "Damnit, Hey Hey!" when she's angry.
  • The Charmer: People innately gravitate towards her to be her friend.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl
  • Genki Girl: She hops excitedly around her apartment when she's by herself.
  • Older Than They Look: She was born in 1977.
  • Twice Shy: She asks her friends at the cafe if Thorn is in a relationship before and after her relationship with Travis, and the real Thorn wants to get them together, but neither acts on it.

Robo Grandma (Robo Gran)

Source: Thorn's Ni no Kuni Let's Play

A robotic, lonely old woman with a very slow voice and eyes too far apart to see properly.


Pibot

Source: Thorn's Bomberman Hero Let's Play

A creepy little robot with a love for murdering the elderly.

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Seagulls aaaaaaaa."
    • "FUHKIN BALL GUYS" when he's angry, though the speech program instead reads out the letters.
    • "Lost da princess" when he's sad.
  • Cardboard Prison: Has apparently been to prison at least thirty times.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's still in love with Bomberman.

Tom Waits

Source: Real life musician

The gravely-voiced alternative music icon.

  • Catchphrase: "Away on business", referring to his song "God's Away on Business".
  • Nice Hat: Has a bowler hat and a trilby.
  • Reference Overdosed: He and his songs are filled with references to the real life Tom Waits.

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    Introduced in Episode 2 

Shadar

Source: Thorn's Ni no Kuni Let's Play

The villain of Ni no Kuni, living on The Worst Island to break the hearts of its inhabitants to power his amusement park, Shadar Land.

  • Affably Evil: He befriends and tutors PizzaJoe while breaking all of the hearts of the islanders to power his amusement park.
  • Badass Baritone
  • Catchphrase: Originally "A souffle~",note  in reference to the Let's Play. Later changed to "Horse potatoes!" after being inexplicably obsessed with the phrase during a cafe hangout.
  • Eyeless Face: Because the Mii maker would not allow for a complete blank face.
  • Supreme Chef: While it's never seen, this is part of how Thorn and Travis play him both in this game and the Ni no Kuni Let's Play.

Ellie

Source: Travis's The Last of Us Let's Play


PizzaJoe (W.W. Link)

Source: Yoshi's The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Let's Play


Mama Mac (Linda Mac)

Source: Yoshi's Punch-Out!! Wii Let's Play (mentioned)

Little Mac's mother, Linda. She looks just like him, is also a boxer, and has a horrible voice.

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Mama say knock u"
    • "Blablabwababop" when she's sad.
    • "Step it up, Mac!" when she's worried.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her voice is very screechy.
  • Generation Xerox: She looks just like her son, plus large lips and graying hair.

Mugiwara Yoshi

Source: Real person (TheStrawhatNO!)

The Strawhat Let's Player and somehow the most normal person on the island. He farts a lot.

  • Catchphrase:
    • "BOP!"
    • "Bwahahahackhack" when he's happy.
    • "Ya yo ya yo?!" when he's angry.
    • "SONIC?!" when he's worried.
  • Gasshole: Farts loudly and often.
  • The Hyena: One of his defining characteristics is his hysterical laughter.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Loves coffee, drinks a lot of it, and even sings about it.

Travis (BigTUnit1)

Source: Real person (TheStrawhatNO!)

The Strawhat Let's Player turned space cowboy. He was in relationship with Midna until Hatpaca convinced him to get together with her.


Andrew W.K.

Source: Real life musician

The big-hearted party king himself, visiting The Worst Island to help make it a little less "Worst". His best friend is Robo Grandma.

  • Catchphrase: "PARTY PARTY PART." (sic)
  • Life of the Party
  • The Pollyanna: No matter what, he always has a big grin on his face.
  • You Make Me Sic: There was not enough space for a third "PARTY" when setting his catchphrase, so Thorn unofficially expands it to "PARTY PARTY PART 3" to cover for it.

    Introduced in Episode 3 

Jarvis Cocker

Source: Real life musician

The British indie music icon on yet another holiday, this time to The Worst Island. He is currently in a relationship with Yeta.


Hatpaca

Source: Original character (stuffed toy)

A cuddly and adorable alpaca, identified by the hats she wears. She is inspired by a real toy owned by Olivia. She is currently dating Travis.


    Introduced in Episode 4 

Booker Dewitt

Source: Travis's Bioshock Infinite Let's Play


Elizabeth Comstock

Source: Travis's Bioshock Infinite Let's Play

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Booker catch!"
    • "Don't die on me" when she's feeling down.

Joel

Source: Travis's The Last of Us Let's Play


Chef Gordon Ramsay

Source: Real person


Maria

Source: Harvest Moon

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Books in yo face."
    • "Too cute for dis" when she's angry.
    • "Not the farm!" when she's worried.

    Introduced in Episode 5 

Wolf-Kun

Source: Thorn's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Let's Play


Yeto

Source: Thorn's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Let's Play


Yeta

Source: Thorn's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Let's Play


Malo

Source: Thorn's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Let's Play

  • Catchphrase:
    • "You owe me $50."
    • "I am omnipotent" when he's happy.

Wei Shen

Source: Travis's Sleeping Dogs Let's Play


Raymond

Source: Travis's Sleeping Dogs Let's Play


Siri

Source: Apple iPhone

The humanoid approximation of Travis's iPhone helper. The in-game Travis is also her best friend.


Mr. Drippy

Source: Thorn's Ni no Kuni Let's Play


Esther

Source: Thorn's Ni no Kuni Let's Play

  • Catchphrase: "Got a new O.T.P.", in reference to the Let's Play.

Oliver

Source: Thorn's Ni no Kuni Let's Play


Swaine

Source: Thorn's Ni no Kuni Let's Play

  • Catchphrase: "Dumpster Dracula", in reference to the Let's Play.

    Introduced in Episode 6 

Lillian (Lillian Permanente as of Episode 23)

Source: Original character

The Worst Island's first visitor, originally from Kawaii Island via Saint Hope Island. She arrived via Streetpass, but because Thorn never found a second person with Tomodachi Life, she never left the island. After exploring the island for the first night, she's spent every stream since waiting at the dock, talking about how she's going to miss everyone when she leaves. In Part 23, Thorn finally gave her her own apartment.note 


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    Introduced in Episode 7 

Heisenberg (Walter White)

Source: Breaking Bad


Tails (Miles Prower)

Source: TheStrawhatNO's/TheMidnightFrogs' parodies of Sonic the Hedgehog


Ice King

Source: Adventure Time


    Introduced in Episode 8 

Randall

Source: Original character (this video)

A creepy santa statue made infamous by Travis. He has gained sentience and now stalks Travis on The Worst Island. Thorn killed and buried him at the end of Part 19, replacing him with Thorn's doppelganger, Thron Brian.


Fi

Source: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


Olivia Voutier

Source: Real person (TheStrawhatNO!)

Thorn's then-real-life girlfriend, whom he has to make an effort not to be too affectionate or creepy with, lest it disturb the audience.

  • Catchphrase: "Thorn in my bran", due to there not being enough letters for "brain".
  • Weirdness Magnet: Some of the weirdest male characters (Randall, King, Ice King) are in love with her.

    Introduced in Episode 9 

Magikarp

Source: Pokémon


Gravelord Nito

Source: Dark Souls


Seath the Scaleless

Source: Dark Souls


Romani

Source: Thorn's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Let's Play

An adorable little farm girl/alien hunter who's the daughter of Satan.


    Introduced in Episode 12 

Bomberman

Source: Thorn's Bomberman Let's Plays and Jetters Abridged

  • Disco Dan: He lives in a disco, and when he becomes an adult, he starts voguing at the train station.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Thorn gives him the Age-O-Matic, making him an adult.

King

Source: Travis's Sleeping Dogs Let's Play

  • Catchphrase: "By the way, Wei", usually before one of his trademark ridiculous questions or statements.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He likes to ask pointless, random, and incomprehensible questions. From his rap song:
    Why do they call them salads?
    There's nothing laddish about them.

Shout

Source: Epee Em's fanart for Thorn's Bomberman Jetters Let's Play

  • Eldritch Abomination: Her mouth is huge and gaping, and her eyes are inside of it.
  • Fountain of Youth: Thorn gives her the Kid-O-Matic, making her a child and therefore ineligible as a love interest for Bomberman.

    Introduced in Episode 17 

Dave (David Cockyeti)

Source: Original character

Yeta and Jarvis' son, who miraculously looks the most normal out of anyone on the island. Once he is old enough, he is voted to stay on the island in his own apartment.


Jacob Russell (Jiggly Jacob)

Source: Real person (YouTube personality)

Friend of TheStrawhatNO! and member of TheMidnightFrogs, best known as the creator of Wacky Facts on Youtube. He always stares unamused at everything.

  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He rambles about random Black Comedy subjects to himself, such as his nonexistent neighbor Sven, who has lung cancer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Thorn and Jacob's voice of him is low, monotone, and sarcastic.
  • Megane
  • The Stoic: His expression never changes from flat and unimpressed, even when he seems to smile.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: He is in the bands Deep Volume and The Worst Band, and all he does in either is dance. In the former he dances behind the curtain, looking like he just wandered onto the stage.

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    Introduced in Episode 18 

ItWasIDio (Dio Brando)

Source: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Thorn's Let's Play of Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley


Lance Corporal Dororo

Source: Sgt. Frog Abridged

The perpetually miserable Lance Corporal from the Keroro Platoon, having been stuffed into a box and tossed into the ocean, eventually ending up on The Worst Island.

    Introduced in Episode 19 

Thron Brian

Source: Travis's version of a ThornBrain Mii

Thorn's off-looking doppelganger, brought onto the island to replace Randall. He is a poorly made clone that has a high-pitched voice, drools a lot, and has trouble forming coherent sentences. His name is a joke on the multiple ways people have misspelled or mispronounced Thorn's username over the years.

  • Breakout Character: Thorn and the chat enjoy him and his weird voice so much that he becomes a frequent focus of the streams. He ultimately gets center stage when he and several other favourite islanders sing out the destruction of the island.
  • Catchphrase: "Blrrrrrrrr..."
  • Doppelgänger
  • Expy: Thron is largely the ThornBrain equivalent of Homsar.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: In-Universe, him saying his Catchphrase causes Thorn to cry laughing for several minutes straight.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a red trucker's hat, then later a feather.
  • Smug Smiler
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair gets dyed hot pink to further disconnect him from the original Thorn. Thorn also gets his hair dyed hot pink at the end of the LP.

    Introduced in Episode 23 

Dunhill

Source: Thorn's stream of Harvest Moon: A New Beginning

The omnipresent mayor of Echo Village, based on Thorn's short stream of A New Beginning, the first month of which is an extended tutorial. After he was added to the island, Thorn never spoke to him again.

  • Take That!: Thorn ignores him after adding him, as a shot at how annoying he found Dunhill in the first month of A New Beginning.
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