The Main character controlled by Twitch Chat. A presumed human being whose only canon visage is a black knight chess piece, on a quest to find their unknown sister in the Town of Nowhere.
- Code Name: In episode 10, when No meets Jerald, chat decides to give No an alias, and they introduce themself to him as "Ab H. Jurer".
- Cloud Cuckoolander: No has quite a few moments like this. For example, instead of asking Mayor Nathan if they can look through the town archives like a normal person, they instead, in quick succession: ask permission to browse the archives, then ask if Nathan had ever heard of Elise, and then if he had ever heard of Homestuck, before immediately doing a intimidating Jojo pose while they wait for his answer.
- Eat Dirt, Cheap: Subverted — in order to attempt to raise their horticulture stat, No decides to eat dirt for breakfast one morning. Not only does it not work, they lose a little bit of health for doing so.
- Extreme Omnisexual: It all started with "an immense crush" on Noah the deer skull-headed, skeletal, Episcopalian priest, and that would've been enough to exemplify this trope! However, BILF: Building I'd Like to Fuck likely hasn't been said in many places besides Rev's Twitch Chat.
- Featureless Protagonist: Originally, No was going to be male, but when Rev decided against imposing features on the main character, he effectively handed the reins over to the audience.
- Insane Troll Logic: Pun not intended with this example; No assumes that Roger, the orc cop stationed on Nowhere's bridge, is a toll-man, and then proceeds to cut a gash in their hand with a shard of glass to present their blood as payment.
- Mind Hive: On a meta level. Around 300 chat members (on average) stake individual claims on No's actions, and synchronization is uncommon.
- Mysterious Past: Due to their character and personality being determined by the Chat, not much has been decided about their backstory other than the fact that they recently lost their job and apartment — and, supposedly, they have a sister.
- Named by Democracy: A poll was made when the barista at Nowhere's Starbucks asked for a name. Among such scintillating options as Rev, Vriska, and Donald Duck, "No" received the highest number of votes and was therefore chosen.
- Player Character: More like the "players" character, really — a few hundred of them.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Has a very...'determined' obsession with Noah.
- Skewed Priorities: Finding a letter to Elise that they don't remember writing to find out more about what they've forgotten is rather important.. but so is properly checking out the books that they "borrowed" at the library. Or raiding Darrell's fridge completely clean in the midst of a break-and-enter before searching for the above-mentioned letter in his house.
- Throw the Book at Them: No's default attack. It began when they were harassed by a vampire in their motel in the middle of the night, and then escalated until it became a constant option for the Twitch polls.
- Transgender: They don't object to others using they/them pronouns for them, and they had their nails painted in bi and trans colours.
- Referred to as nonbinary in episode 8 when discussing what word to use to refer to No's hypothetical relationship with Darrell.
- Unfortunate Names: The first name was revealed three episodes before the last — "No" was already rather unfortunate, but "No Where" is on another level of potential bullying, as lampshaded by Mayor Nathan.
- Unscrupulous Hero: No arrives in the town of Nowhere shortly after losing their job and apartment, having recently received a letter and photo from their apparent sister. They didn't come to town in order to solve some grand mystery about a cult or other people in town going missing — only to get some answers for themself.
Does she live in town? Is she No's sister? Does she even exist? A lot of what is known about Elise is not really known at all, but a photo of her and No, as well as an accompanying letter, spurs us on our principal objective — to find her and/or find out who she is.
- Always Identical Twins: The photo No receives with the mysterious letter is described as showing No and a girl they have no memory of who looks just like them, except for a black eye.
- Bully Hunter: Elise mentions in the letter that she probably has the above-mentioned black eye in the photo because she beat up some bullies that were going after No.
- Imperiled in Pregnancy: Her letter to No implies that she and Darrell were expecting before she disappeared.
- Ret-Gone: Implied to have happened to her, according to the Home Depot God.
- Stealth Pun: Her full name is Elise Where, which is very similar to "else where" — very fitting for a woman who has gone missing from the town and reality itself.
Residents of Nowhere
The priest who runs Nowhere's local Episcopal church and graveyard, and the immediate target of the main character's affections. Appears to want what is best for the town and its inhabitants.
- Benevolent Monsters: Noah is a humanoid, deer-skull-headed skeletal man...who also happens to be a preacher, talk in a perfectly calm and civil manner with No, and circumvent his hunger for flesh by eating Justin weekly (who respawns).
- Dem Bones: So far, he seems to be entirely skeletal.
- Good Shepherd: Seems like this so far — but we haven't seen that much of him, after all.
- Horror Hunger: No first runs into Noah at the 7/11, where he is seen eating the cashier whole. He later explains to No that he is cursed to have "an unceasing hunger", and the cashier (who is a zombie named Justin) and Noah have an agreement to help him stave it off.
- Non-Human Head: Has a deer skull for a head.
- Pious Monster: If you can call the non-human characters who live in a town full of people who regard them as ordinary citizens "monsters", Noah certainly fits into this category. He even preaches at church, and cleans up after the services!
The sole employee of Nowhere's 7/11. He does not seem to say or be bothered by much.
- Friendly Zombie: He seems about as averse to eating people as any other dead body would be.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Justin appears to be already dead, but he just can't stay gone. Every time Noah eats him in order to sate his Horror Hunger, he just shows back up at the 7/11 he works at a few days later.
- The Dead Have Eyes: Even though Justin has two empty sockets where his eyes would be, he still manages to sense customers and run the town's 7/11. (Don't mind him not charging No for their purchase and, in fact, giving them an extra dollar in change — he does his best!)
- Voluntary Vampire Victim: In this case, to a cryptid — according to Noah, himself, the two of them have agreed that Justin will consent to being eaten every Saturday in order to protect Nowhere from the former's hunger.
A fae woman who works at Starbucks in the downtown part of Nowhere.
- Burger Fool: She's the only worker at Nowhere's downtown Starbucks, which means that her shifts last from sun-up to sundown, 7 days a week. It's enough to wear anyone down, and it gets to the point that she feels justified in taking No's name and leaving them to do her job.
- Take Away Their Name: Crystal asks the main character to give their name to her when they order a drink from Starbucks. After the initial frustration of seemingly being told "no" for no reason, and then learning that the customer's name is actually No, she steals their name and identity from them and forces them to finish her shift in her stead.
- The Fair Folk: Disguised at first as a regular human, but eventually reveals her fairy wings and steals No's name once annoyed enough.
An orc cop who is usually stationed on the bridge between the motel and downtown.
- Police Are Useless: He's the only police officer in Nowhere's police department, and instead of investigating the growing number of people going missing from town, he instead detains No, who is actually trying to look for missing people, on the suspicion that they broke into Darrell's house (true) and robbed the bank (false).
- Justified by the fact that he's likely under the same memory-altering effect that affects everybody else in town, and also the fact that No did actually commit one of the crimes he books them for. Either way, he's still a force standing between No and their investigation.
An elderly man who frequents the Starbucks.
An extremely polite vampire man who masquerades as a regular, pro-vampire human at night.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: When No opens their door to him, he welcomes them to the neighborhood and introduces himself as a member of the Vampire Appreciation and Acknowledgement Group. He also seems rather eager to be let into their home, though..
- Must Be Invited: Sam appears at the door with a pamphlet about vampires, claiming that they've been victim to unfair stereotypes, and asking to be invited in. When No refuses, he comes back wearing Groucho glasses and begging them to let him in because "there's vampires out here!"
- Our Vampires Are Different: Stands outside No's door and tries to persuade them to let him in, in a very polite (and persistent) manner.
The owner of the motel that No stays at, who appears to be a regular human.
- One Steve Limit: Both the motel manager and Crystal's boyfriend are named Christopher, though the latter simply goes by Chris.
- Ret-Gone: When No gets home the first Thursday night, they can't seem to recall who owns the motel, and assumes it was abandoned when they arrived in town — despite the fact that they just paid rent to Christopher that very morning, which they also don't recall.
Works at the nail salon in downtown Nowhere, despite his worse-than-average bird-like motor skills. Also a former mortician.
A man who works at the local Randall's. According to the letter No received, he's Elise's husband, but he claims to not know anything about a person named Elise.
- Soul-Sucking Retail Job: His job at Randall's is likely this for him, especially since No Where came to town. He's the only person (that he remembers, perhaps) who works there, and has to put up with the Home Depot cult harassing him, Mary constantly trying to sell people tea despite not working there, and No's general antics.
A woman who spends plenty of time at Randall's advertising for Lipton's tea, despite not being employed there.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her defining character trait is her love for Lipton's tea.
Perfectly normal Home Depot employees, who also happen to be cultists.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Have a habit of repeating "Home Depot: (incorrect slogan)" when asked questions. Or just whenever, really.
- Creepy Good: They may not have a good reputation in town, but their god is trying to save Nowhere's residents from being deleted from memory, and they escort No back to their motel room after each eldritch ritual.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Much of what they do is shrouded in obscurity, which often leads to the blank spaces being filled with equally dark motivations, if No's reaction is anything to go by. Apparently, though, the Home Depot employees are anything but evil, worshiping and carrying out the objectives of a being that has sworn itself to preserving the memory of the town of Nowhere's inhabitants.. quite literally.
- Flash Mob Cover-Up: A huge group of hooded figures appears spontaneously at the Randall's that Darrell works at — unconvincingly posing as customers — in order to distract him long enough for No to break into his home and steal a letter they wrote to Elise. The crowd pretty much trashes the place.
- In the Hood: Ah, the classic cultist's hood — worn to promote unity between members and convince any outsider that evil is afoot. The latter effect is unsubstantiated.
- Mystery Cult: Presumably the "cult" Noah refers to when No visits his sermon for the first time.
The mayor of the Town of Nowhere.
A 7-foot tall moth creature who works at the library and cares very, very much about his job.
- Scary Librarian: Kevin is not above stalking No to their home and tearing apart their motel room — looking for books they "borrowed" without properly checking out — while screaming "WHERE IS IT?". According to Roger the Orc Cop and the City Hall archives, this is not the first time Kevin has done this.
- The Mothman: Par for the course for many residents of Nowhere, Kevin is a monster; he has two massive owl-like eyes, a furry body, bug-like antennae and wings, and an adorable under-sized bow-tie.
- Vocal Dissonance: He's seven feet tall, with a wingspan of at least ten feet, but his speaking voice is comparatively subdued. Justified by his profession, though.
A tiny, lizard-sized dragon who is a new hire at Nowhere's dollar store.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Instead of being a huge, gold-hoarding, fire-breathing monster for the hero to slay, she's a pint-sized, helpful cashier at the local dollar store.
A lady who works at Nowhere's dollar store, presumably Morgan's boss.
Crystal's boyfriend, who appears to be some sort of minotaur.
Entities and Other Characters
The strange, terrifying light show of a god that resides in the Home Depot, worshipped by the Home Depot employees. It recruits No to try and help them find the sources of the disappearances.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: In order to help No investigate the disappearances, it asks them to break into Darrell's house in order to retrieve a letter they supposedly sent. It's not that the Home Depot God doesn't care about committing crimes, but that it doesn't quite understand the concept of legality and crime in the first place. It also doesn't understand the concept of money, but gives No a bunch anyways, at the cost of accidentally framing them for a bank robbery — the same day it asked them to break into Darrell's house.
- Cosmic Entity: It has the (limited) ability to see the going-ons of Nowhere, comprehend things that regular people cannot, and can manipulate space and/or time enough to save No from being killed by the Sewer Creature.
- Eldritch Abomination: It is depicted on-screen as a bunch of flashing, incomprehensible shapes, and it speaks in a glitchy voice that makes it hard to understand sometimes.
- The Omniscient: Zig-zagged, in that it knows almost everything that goes on within the town and can manipulate time, but it doesn't comprehend human creations such as money or crimes, nor does it entirely know what is causing the disappearances or the mirror-blood, which is why it reaches out to No for help.
A strange creature No finds in the sewers of the town, and apparently the source of the mysterious disappearances.
- Animalistic Abomination: Looks like some sort of monstrous bird-like thing, and it doesn't appear to have any visible arms.
- Big Bad: Seems to be this, judging by the fact that it seems to be responsible for people losing their memories of the people it's killed.
- Bloody Horror: Appears to be absolutely covered in the blood of its victims.
- Darkness = Death: No finds it in the oppressive darkness of the sewers, and is very nearly killed by it.
- Eldritch Abomination: A creature that causes people to lose the memories of the people it kills definitely qualifies.
- Hero Killer: It's apparently responsible for the Ret-Gone / death of many of the characters - including two Home Depot cultists in quick succession - and nearly would have gotten No if the Home Depot God hadn't intervened.
- Knight of Cerebus: While The Town Of Nowhere does focus highly on the mysteries surrounding the town, it's mostly a lighthearted series thanks to the antics of both Rev's Twitch Chat and the many quirky characters... And then there's this thing, which is both utterly terrifying and completely devoid of any comedic features.
- Nightmare Face: Gives us this◊ lovely close-up when it intercepts No.
- Non-Standard Character Design: It's actually animated in contrast to the rest of the characters who are purely still frames, emphasizing just how horribly off it is.
- Nothing Is Scarier: There isn't anything that's been explained about it yet - it's just some thing in the sewer and it's killing people off.
- Walking Spoiler: It's the thing behind the disappearances that have been driving the plot, and its first appearance also ends with No going back in time courtesy of the Home Depot God's rescue.