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The characters of Homestuck as portrayed in Troll Cops.

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Sollux Captor

  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Sollux has three older brothers, two older sisters, and two younger sisters. He's the last to settle down and start a family of his own.
  • Momma's Boy: Sollux is the only troll shown to be on good terms with his Mama. The others are either estranged or deceased.
  • Officer O'Hara: In the Wigmund canon, the Captor family is reimagined as the troll version of the stereotypical Irish-American cop family.
  • Pursuing Parental Perils: Sollux's father was a cop as well.
  • Technicolor Eyes: A side effect of exposure to the Green Sun.

Terezi Pyrope

  • The Commissioner Gordon: Although AR is technically the Commissioner, Terezi fits this trope better as she's the APD's most reliable contact with Crowbro.
  • Cowboy Cop: Terezi is eccentric, tactless, and prone to taking justice into her own hands. That said, she's still universally regarded as the best investigator the APD has.
  • Dating Catwoman: Yes, Dave is defending the city, but he's still technically a criminal vigilante.
  • Disability Superpower: She developed the ability to smell and taste color after she was blinded. It's implied that these powers come from exposure to the Green Sun, much like Sollux's psionics.
  • Eye Scream: She was looking at the Green Sun when it exploded.
  • Handicapped Badass: Thanks to her Disability Superpower, she isn't hampered by her blindness and can go toe-to-toe with some of the worst criminals the city has to offer.
  • The Hyena: Giggles constantly, which gets on the nerves of people who aren't used to her.
  • Logical Weakness: Her reliance on her sense of smell as her principal sense leaves her in a tough position when confronted with things that have a naturally overpowering smell, like cleaning chemicals or the sewers.
  • Moment Killer: Much to her own chagrin, as she's a Shipper on Deck for Sollux and Feferi, but her almost reflexive constant giggling derails numerous potentially romantic moments between them.
  • The Nose Knows: In addition to her ability to smell color, Terezi's sense of smell is just plain better than other people's.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Sollux and Feferi. She spent the whole time from "Captor and Culler" all the way to "Motherly Advice" trying to get them to make it official, a period that in-universe lasted for two whole years.

Equius Zahhak

Aradia Megido

  • Car Fu: The rarer non-driving variant; see below.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: After Aradiabot's creation, Tavros rescues the real Aradia and nurses her back to health, preening her to become The Baroness and The Dragon.
  • Emotionless Girl: Usually. Being a robot doesn't really lend itself to expressing emotions.
  • Mind over Matter: She throws cars into offices!
  • Only Mostly Dead: After her soul is copied into a robot, Aradia's family opts to pull the plug on her comatose body. Unbeknownst to everyone, her body was recovered and nursed back to health by Tavros, until she finally awakens in "Arisen".
  • Robot Girl: When an unfortunate encounter with the Mindfang Pirates puts Aradia in a coma she's not expected to wake up from, her soul is copied into a robotic shell and put back into service. Sollux refuses to work with her, though, insisting the robot isn't truly Aradia, so she's instead partnered with Equius.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: She and Sollux were Childhood Friend Sweethearts, and stayed together through the Academy and their entry onto the force. Then she died.

Vriska Serket

  • Dirty Cop: Not only is Vriska using her position as dispatch officer to sell information to Mr. Pupa and other criminals, but she's also secretly the leader of the Mindfang Pirates, one of the city's six major criminal organizations.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: The dispatch desk almost always has a box of donuts on it somewhere. It's actually made her something of a...
  • Freudian Excuse: Was abused as a child and grew up mistrustful of everyone.
  • Weight Woe: Her love of donuts and sedentary dispatch desk job have resulted in her packing on a few extra pounds. She's very sensitive about this.

AR

  • Awesome Mc Coolname: In the Wigmund canon, and the Radio Play as well, his full name is Armstrong Righteous.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: His position as the Commissioner means he's typically behind a desk, but that's no reason to underestimate him.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: While he ironically hasn't been this since his promotion to Commissioner, he was the Commissioner Gordon for the Watchful Vigilante before WV was elected Mayor.
  • Da Chief: In many canons, including Wigmund's and the Radio Play's.
  • A Father to His Men: A bit more literally than usual; in the radio canon, he really is Terezi's adoptive father.

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    Criminals 

Mr. Pupa

  • The Chessmaster: He literally has a chessboard with pieces representing the major players in the city, and always seems to be in control of the situation even when unforeseeable circumstances force him to engage in a little Xanatos Speed Chess.
  • Fiction 500: Nitram Enterprises, a major firm dealing mostly in real estate.
  • Obfuscating Disability: The wheelchair lulls his foes into a false sense of security. Then he makes a run for it on his robotic legs.

Karkat Vantas

  • Oblivious to Love: Nepeta adores Karkat. Even Gamzee figures it out before he does.
  • Raised by Dudes: In the rare canons where there is an adult figure in his upbringing, it's typically Spades Slick and the Midnight Crew.
  • Street Urchin: Ran away from the orphanage after the Disaster, figuring he'd have a better chance out on the streets than in the foster care system.

Nepeta Leijon

  • The Navigator: Has a fantastic sense of direction, and can tell you where you are and which direction you're going from just about anywhere in the city. This is especially useful when traveling through the sewers to avoid notice.
  • Shapeshifting: She can turn into a getaway "Car Cat".
  • She Is All Grown Up: Karkat is the last one to notice.
  • Street Urchin: Orphaned at an extremely young age, she's been living on the streets with Karkat for most of her life.

Gamzee Makara

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: When he sobers up, he defeats five Felt members by himself.
  • Hammerspace Hair: Stashes Faygo up there, at the very least.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Even when stoned off his gourd, he's far more aware of what's going on than anyone realizes.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: If anything happens that leaves Gamzee legitimately shaken despite his perpetual brain haze, Karkat knows shit's just gotten real.
  • Power Degeneration: Gamzee when sober is a quick-thinking, quick-moving, hyper-perceptive badass who can go toe-to-toe with five members of the Felt at once and win. However, enduring the sheer amount of sensory input for more than a few minutes is physically crippling and he needs to tamp it down with drugs that've been described as "a sledgehammer to the skull" to avoid suffering a complete mental burnout.
  • Raised by Grandparents: His parents were around when he was little, but they were drunk most of the time, leaving his upbringing largely to his grandfather, "The Old Goat".
  • Rebel Prince: His high blood caste stands out among his lowblooded gangmates.
  • The Stoner: Turns out the sopor slime keeps him from suffering a complete mental burnout.
  • Street Urchin: Though he wasn't always this way.

Don Strider

    Vigilantes 

Egbertman (alias John Egbert)

  • Badbutt: Although the Radio Play as a whole has undergone Bowdlerization to fit with FCA guidelines, Egbertman is the most noticeable instance of this trope, due to the personal convictions of his VA.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening children. When John finds out Mr. Pupa is keeping Vriska's daughter as a hostage, Kanaya notes that it's the angriest she's ever seen him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Just like in Homestuck, John is one of the nicest characters you'll ever meet, but don't you DARE pick on Vriska! You have been warned.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He's clearly smitten with her, and vice versa, and after they rescue Portia they officially start dating.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's not uncommon for Mooks to underestimate the sudden appearance of "some derpy kid in a blue hood."
  • Ditzy Genius: On the one hand, he's a brilliant ectobiologist. On the other hand, it's John.
  • Drop the Hammer: His Weapon of Choice, although the authors never came to a consensus whether it's the Warhammer of Zillyhoo or just a generic warhammer.

Crowbro (alias Dave Strider)

  • Legacy Character: Dave took up the ways of the crow after Bro was murdered.
  • Me's a Crowd: See above. Crowbro is the original Dave Strider.
  • Talking to Himself: A literal in-universe example, when he's interacting with the Strider Mafia.

Seppucrow (alias Bro Strider)

The Cuttlefish Culler (alias Feferi Peixes)

The Magpie (alias Maggie Strider)

  • Mysterious Parent: She is the "daughter of Strider," but remains tight-lipped about which Strider is her father, Dave or Don.
    • She also refuses to take her hood off, which would reveal by absence or presence of horns if she was Jade's (and therefore Don's), or Terezi's (and therefore Dave's), daughter.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong

Space Lass (alias Jade Harley)

  • Back from the Dead : Don goes to the underworld to retrieve her.
  • Brainy Brunette: Dark hair? Check. Multiple master's degrees in various fields of physics by the age of 19? Check.
  • Daddy's Girl: Hass Harley doted over Jade when he was alive and continued to look after her in the afterlife, until he was sure she would be safe returning to the world of the living with Don.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Unlike the other heroes of SEER, who derive their powers from Skaian Artifacts, Space Lass's powers are tied to Powered Armor of her own design.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Her parents died when she was very young, so she was sent to live with her doting Grandpa.
  • Reverse Mole: Works for the military as a researcher, but secretly sneaks dangerous Skaian artifacts to SEER.

    Civilians 

Eridan Ampora, Private Eye

Dr. Kanaya Maryam

  • The Medic: Runs a private practice with her parents, in addition to being the medical examiner and doctor-on-call for the police station, AND the Combat Medic for SEER.
  • The Mole: An interesting example. She sneaks confiscated Skaian artifacts from the APD's vault and brings them to S.E.E.R. In other words, she's The Mole in the good guys' organization, working for the other good guys.

Rose Lalonde, Oracle of SEER

  • Black Magic: Former user of this with the Thorns of Oglogoth.
  • Blind Seer: She loses her sight in "Excision" when a military-grade flash grenade goes off while she's looking directly at it. She lampshades the trope, noting that she's now like the Seers of old, and that her visions have been hinting that something like this would happen for some time.

Portia Nitram

  • Babies Make Everything Better: Averted at first; Tavros simply uses her as added security against Vriska. Later played straight when John rescues both Portia and Vriska, helping to convince the others at SEER to accept Vriska's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Okay, so she's just a baby, but she's likely to grow into one of these.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after a genus of intelligent spiders.
  • Noodle Incident: That one time Maggie babysat for her. When John and Vriska got home, Maggie is tied to the wall by a copious amount of what looks like spider webbing.
  • Tyke Bomb: It's implied that Pupa was trying to turn her into one of these. Fortunately John rescues her before he can have too much of an influence.

Mama Captor

  • I Want Grandkids: One of the reasons she gives for setting Sollux up with Feferi.
  • Team Mom: In addition to her own eight children, she considers anyone who is close to her son practically family. Aradia, Feferi, and Terezi are all among those who call her "Mama".

Dr. Horuss Zahhak Jr.

  • Death by Origin Story: : His murder is one of Equius's biggest drives as a cop.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: One of the top cyberneticists in the city.
  • He Knows Too Much: He tried to outfit rich cripple Tavros Nitram with robotic legs. As far as the general public knows, Horuss was unable to finish his task before his untimely demise. By killing him, Pupa is able to keep secret the fact that Horuss in fact succeeded.
  • Original Character: Word of God has it that Horuss Jr. is not the Horuss from canon; rather, that Horuss is Horuss III, Equius's son from the same future that the Magpie hails from.
  • Posthumous Character: Murdered before the series begins.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Equius's Manly Man.

Hass "The Flame" Harley

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Travelled the world as one of these before returning to Alternia City to retire and raise Jade.
  • Doting Parent: Doting Grandparent, rather, but as Jade's Guardian he did dote on her even in death.
  • Fiction 500: Inherited a fortune, which he used to fund his Adventurer Archaeologist and Gadgeteer Genius tendencies. Also inherited ownership of the technology firm Skaianet, which allowed him to sustain above fortune.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The first person to study the Skaian Artifacts, then turning around and applying his findings to his own inventions, such as the transportalizer.
  • Posthumous Character: A vital character in Jade's and Rose's backstories, whose work provided the whole basis on which SEER was founded, but he died two years before SEER's founding. He does appear in flashbacks, though, and during Don's mission to the afterlife in "Here After".
  • Retired Badass: Formerly a globetrotting Adventurer Archaeologist, he retired to Harley Tower twelve years before the Green Sun Disaster to focus on academic work and raising Jade.

Andrew Hussie

  • Fourth Wall Shut-In Story: "The Man in the Green Robe" reveals that he appeared in the Troll Cops universe at ground zero of the Green Sun explosion, with the implication that it really is our world's Andrew Hussie warped into the Troll Cops universe. However, unlike most stories of this type, he's not the protagonist, rather just a recurring crazy homeless person with a healthy dose of Wrong Genre Savvy.
  • Genius Ditz: For all his quirks, he is able to bellow out an accurate recap of the entire city's backstory.
  • Incoming Ham: "I AM THE AVATAH OF THE CREATORE!"

Mayor WV

  • Genius Ditz: Is a pretty decent administrator for the city... sometimes.
  • Retired Badass: In one canon, he was formerly the Watchful Vigilante, a proud defender of the city with his trusty firefly sidekick Serenity by his side, spreading the light of justice in the dark underbelly of the city. He's supposedly the reason that the Felt is no longer the dominant mob in the city anymore.
  • Ultimate Authority Mayor: Justified to an extent as the main characters are high-ranking police officers, and after the Commissioner, the Mayor is just one step up.

Sam, the Voice of Alternia City

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