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Characters from the fourth round of Trustfell.

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"I don't want to be able to comprehend what would drive someone to do something like this."

The victim of Week 1 (Case 1).


"You know, no one invited me to parties or anything back with the Battleborn. You guys invite me to everything."

The culprit of Week 2 (Case 2).

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: A blue fish Cute Monster Girl.
  • Custom Uniform: After clarifying with the Wordsmith that they're allowed to alter their school uniforms, Alani cuts hers up to expose her gills.
  • Fish People: A blue girl from an underwater planet. She doesn't need to be in water to live, but she prefers being submerged for meditation, even if it's just her head in a basin in the laundry room.
  • Half-Human Hybrids: She's actually only half alien.
  • Last of Her Kind: Of her religion, species, and galaxy. It's why she wanted the one responsible Ret-Gone and killed Christo to do it.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Alani hasn't seen a lot of Earth things before. A simple coconut fascinates her as she tries to figure out what it's for.
  • No Social Skills: So far, she's extremely naive and not used to the world.
  • Pungeon Master: She finds making puns to be a comforting way to let off steam.
  • Signature Headgear: Wears two flowers from her home planet in her hair. She gives one away to Vanille before she's executed.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Alani is six feet tall, the second tallest of the female cast, and considered very attractive.
  • Warrior Monk: She has a connection to the Bluemother and being a monk gave her the power to control water before the school nerfed her.

Angela Ziegler

"I think that a person like that deserves a second chance, because they didn't choose to be made that way. "

Punished by the Wordsmith during Week 4.

  • The Coroner: The natural role a doctor would fall into.
  • The Medic: This puts her on coroner duty, like the doctors before her.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Mercy is a pale blonde from Switzerland, naturally.
  • The Reliable One: She just takes part in the Parlor Games to make sure no one gets hurt.
  • Team Mom: One of three this round. She's a comforting presence for many, even without being The Medic. It makes her death by punishment all the worse.

Bruce Wayne

"My methods are a bit unorthodox, but I'm on your side."

Punished by the Wordsmith during Week 8.

  • The Comically Serious: Sportacus says no one would accuse him of making a joke.
  • My Parents Are Dead: Bruce tells the others this when they're sharing their secrets.
  • The Social Expert: He makes a point of getting to know everyone to see what they'll do.
  • Survivor Guilt: What he tells the others his secret was. It still might be true, to some degree. He also starts to blame himself for the murders happening around him.
  • Technical Pacifist: Bruce feels uncomfortable voting, even if he's okay with threatening torture, because killing crosses his one line.
  • Terror Hero: Bruce may seem like a reasonable guy, but he can and will terrify people to get a confession.


"Everyone dies some time, there's no escaping that, but... it's good to live — in the words of my coworker — a fulfilling life."

The victim of Week 3 (Case 3).

  • Bandage Babe: Chiyuki wears bandages to hide where her skin is flaking off.
  • Body Horror: As a "surfboard person" a la Round 3, she wakes up with her skin chipping off like paint.
  • Career-Ending Injury: She sustained a knee injury that caused her to quit skating and, eventually, drove her to suicide before her canon began.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Maybe she gets it from hanging out with a bunch of dead people.
  • Nameless Narrative: All her narration uses "she" and "her" instead of using her actual name, likely because she doesn't seem to have remembered it properly yet. This changes in Week 3, when she basically goes from almost no memories about herself to having pretty much everything, including confirmation on the majority of her profile and including her name.


"There really isn't anything stronger in this world, or any other, than the power of allies."

The victim of Week 2 (Case 2).

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: A common enough action of his that it crops up in his icons on occasion.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Christo is embarrassed at not being a Card-Carrying Villain like a "proper" demon.
  • Bad Liar: During the final log, Christo mentions Killia and Mikazuki's upcoming wedding to Elda before either of them have told her about it, then backtracks incredibly unconvincingly, complete with nervous laughter.
  • Big Secret: Christo isn't a demon at all. He's afraid to tell the truth, especially with a canonmate around, but it ends up having nothing to do with why he was murdered.
  • The Cynic: Automatically assumes that there will be murders as soon as he spots the rules.
  • Embarrassing First Name: When Christo tells Killia his real name, he asks him not to share it around because everyone will laugh at it.
  • Horny Devils: A demon with horns. He gets very annoyed with people who assume they're not real. As Elda discovers, though, they're not.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: While 'Christo' is the name on the profiles, it's actually a Code Name. His actual name comes up once in deadland: it's Lamington.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: While you might miss it if you're not reading everything and it doesn't come up again for a while, Christo's horns are revealed to be fake in the intro log.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: He defaults to this, stealth-insulting people even when they didn't do anything to him.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: The reserved type, but also the type that's hiding something.
  • Pointy Ears: One of the ways he immediately appears to not be human.
  • Winged Humanoid: Christo has purple demon wings, which are fake and hiding two sets of white feathered wings.

Elda Marker

"But I have a family to return to above all else. I can allow very little exception to that."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Dirty Old Woman: Some of the questions she likes to ask have zero shame, especially at the truth-or-dare log.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Unlike the others who showed up without them, she's always had the option but never liked wearing them.
  • Evil Laugh: Gets one when things are going her way. She doesn't care how it makes her look.
  • Femme Fatalons: Elda keeps her nails long, red, and sharp to intimidate people.
  • Not a Morning Person: She's a vampire, what do you expect?
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She doesn't believe in kind words, personal space, or anybody other than herself.
  • Secret Keeper: Somehow, of all people, she seems to have managed to become this for several others, namely Christo, Chiyuki, and Sportacus. If someone dies, though, keeping any of their secrets is off the table.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: She holds spite for "stupid, naive people who aren't filled with hatred."
  • Stronger Than They Look: She's tiny enough to pass for her own grandchild, but can toss enemies around like nothing.
  • Waif-Fu: She's small and looks either like a middle-schooler or an unfortunately short thirty-year-old, but knocks around and physically drags anyone who crosses her.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Elda pulls out suplexes and rolls in the pillow fight.

Estellise Sidos Heurassein

"Despite whether you want it or not, just let me say it: I forgive you."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • All-Loving Hero: Her understanding and forgiveness even leave the Wordsmith without a retort in the end.
  • Bookworm: Estelle loves to read and is easily distracted by books.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Doesn't usually drink, because she gets drunk so fast.
  • Dog Food Diet: Oddly enough, she loves the "unusual flavor" of dog food, even eating out of a can she got from the vending machine.
  • It's All My Fault: Things she does to try and help sometimes lead to horrible ruin, and she's developed a complex about it.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Estelle loves Killia and Mikazuki, but starts to fear once she survives them both, one dying to save the other, that she may have been a Third Wheel. She struggles with wanting them to be happy versus wanting her own happiness now that she finally has people she can be close to.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Easily gets along with everyone and wants the best for them all.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Spent most of her life not allowed to leave her home.


"Look around you — look how many are calling for my blood already! It feels just like home! Gyahahahaha!"

The culprit of Week 6 (Case 6).

  • Berserk Button: Being reminded of his political enemies sends him into a rant about how much he hates them and why.
  • Evil Laugh: His normal laugh is described as one of these.
  • Fail O'Suckyname: Silver comments that his name sounds like "gangrene."
  • Mysterious Parent: While he himself is not this, Gangrel has no idea who his father is. Subverted in that he also doesn't seem to care, nor does it appear to be relevant to the murdergame.
  • Obviously Evil: He's presented as a poor ruler who hates his neighbouring country and encourages hostilities. Canonblind readers will automatically at least suspect that these political enemies of his are probably the protagonists of his canon. Subverted in that the characters still tend to think well of him.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Hates the idea of peace and loves to fight. The country he leads is the same, from how he describes it.
  • Rags to Riches: Because of the way government in his country works, Gangrel grew up in the slums and became a warrior king.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Honestly, he's barely reformed by the end, still hating Ylisse and loving violence, but the others still note that he's changed.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: How he describes the tension between his country and its neighbouring rival.


"Excuse you! I am a delight!"

The culprit of Week 4 (Case 4).

  • Book Dumb: Gold is bored by academics, books, and history, hence choosing a career in sport fighting fresh out of elementary school.
  • Brutal Honesty: The boy has no tact whatsoever. He's offended most of the cast in the intro log alone, which such gems as asking Jasper what's wrong with her face and hitting on every woman in sight.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Flirts with every woman in the school, age gaps notwithstanding, and is basically the butt of every joke because of it.
  • Celebrity Crush: DJ Mary back home. She's listed as a like on his profile. With hearts.
  • Fearless Fool: When the first culprit is trying to claim innocence, Gold has a plan to prove it: "Strangle me and we'll see if the marks match up!" This is rejected by absolutely everyone.
  • Fluffy Tamer: When Lusamine tells stories about threatening or scary Pokémon, Gold decides that he wants some.
  • Hot-Blooded: Obviously. He's the hot to Silver's cold, or so it would seem.
  • Likes Older Women: He labels Kyrie and Lusamine as "hot mom #1" and "hot mom #2".
  • Luminescent Blush: When his attempts to look cool backfire, which is often.
  • Narcissist: Gold loves to talk about how strong he is, annoying everyone.
  • The Nicknamer: Gives most people embarrassing nicknames.
  • Troll: He likes messing with his friends, seeming to think it's a great way to show affection.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He says he'll go easy on Noir if she turns out to be like the Wordsmith (which she does), because she's a girl, and won't harass her like he does the Wordsmith.


"...Uh. ...Crap, now I'm all self-conscious!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Badass Boast: Introduces himself with one at every opportunity he can find.
  • Friend to Bugs: Guzma is a Bug-type specialist.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Does he ever actually use them?
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Despite his "gangsta" talk, he prefers to avoid swearing unless something really upsets him.
  • Jive Turkey: He talks somewhat like this to look like a cool gangster.
  • Likes Older Women: Lusamine is twenty years his senior and he still finds her attractive, not that she seems to notice.
  • Magikarp Power: Guzma says this is why he loves and specializes in the Bug-type. They have a reputation for being weak pests, but if you know how to work with them, they'll grow to be powerful and effective.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: He gets uncomfortable with it when Milla tries, but lets her do it anyway.
  • Spiky Hair: It fits with his rebellious image.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Tapu Cocoa, a brand of hot chocolate mix from his world. He has to deal with just the generic stuff they have in the school instead.

Hanyuu Furude

"I will reach out a hand to you... and help you discover the world."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Anti Anti Christ: Hanyuu was thought of as a God of Evil for centuries and nearly believed it herself, but works for the benefit of all anyway. She appeals to Avenger on the same grounds, saying that it can Screw Destiny too.
  • Commonality Connection: She's excited to meet Killia and Christo as fellow demons, and finding that Christo's horns are fake upsets her.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her eyes and hair are purple.
  • Horned Humanoid: A god with horns, one of which is damaged.
  • Our Demons Are Different: A demon who became a god.
  • Physical God: She's a small village's local god.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are usually purple, but glow red when she's upset and passing judgments upon culprits.
  • Sweet Tooth: Loves all things sweet and can't take spice or bitterness.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Cream puffs. She's delighted to find some in the freezer.
  • Team Mom: One of three this round. She has this relationship with some of the younger cast members, like Silver, Gold, and Vanille. With Orihime and Watanuki, it's a little different. Hanyuu also takes very strongly to Alani, since she reminds her of her daughter. Because of that she really does not take the second trial well.
  • The Unpronounceable: Just about everybody comments on her name as listed on the profiles: "Hai=Ryuun Ieasomuuru Jeda."
  • Verbal Tic: "Hauau" and related.


"I've heard it constantly: that Earth Gems are defective. That I, alone, am different."

Made it to the survivor pool.

Judy Hopps

"Oh, you mean like... how animals are partners with humans? Or, wait. No, that was Pokémon..."

Punished by the Wordsmith during Week 4.


"I know I'm still a demon, that won't ever change. But what has changed is that I won't ever become the Overlord I used to be."

The culprit of Week 5 (Case 5).

  • Revenge: Claims it's the only thing he's alive for. He tries to avenge his canonmate in a rage and has to be held back from attacking Alani.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Christo describes Killia's way of thinking as "revenge first, common sense second."
  • Shonen Hair: Spiky, short, wild, you get the idea.
  • Stepford Smiler: Something similar, where he throws himself into his training so he can pretend he's fine.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Though he holds his off for longer than Mahiru did, considering that she took breaks and put hers in charge for trials, Killia's original self, Killidia, is this.
  • Survivor Guilt: Killia develops this in week four after some memory regains, though he already had some after week two.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears... is that an open vest? Whatever it is, it isn't a shirt.

Kimihiro Watanuki

"D-don't go making it weird! I don't understand it any better than you do!"

Punished by the Wordsmith during Week 8.

  • Insecure Love Interest: Has to be told by just about everyone, including Orihime herself, that he's good enough for her.
  • Last-Name Basis: Even his narration calls him Watanuki.
  • Mismatched Eyes: They're noted to be his Distinguishing Mark among the Apprentices.
  • Only Sane Man: He seems to be the only one who has half-decent priorities.
    "Can we please go one murder trial without talking about how hot someone or something is?"
  • Supreme Chef: Watanuki takes great pride in his cooking and can make just about anything.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Thanks to his bizarre career, he takes gods, demons, aliens, and talking animals in stride.

Kyrie Ushiromiya

"I consider myself a decent judge of character. It's an invaluable skill to have."

The culprit of Week 1 (Case 1).


"Keep that overconfidence. It'll be lovely to watch it get completely destroyed once I win!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Animal Motifs: Gold thinks Lusamine looks like a Gardevoir, and she likens herself to one as well due to her fixation on beauty and devotion.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Given how she acts in canon, especially when she finally admits defeat and calls her rebellious child beautiful instead of a disappointment, and how Gangrel's violent chaos clashes with her order complex, Lusamine's Belligerent Sexual Tension with Gangrel starts to look like a tsundere version of this.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Lusamine is fascinated by the execution shadow and wants to capture and study it for herself. Guzma starts telling people that he's worried she'll get herself killed thinking it's trapped and trying to save it.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: She makes it very clear that she doesn't want it ruined.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 43 and looks 18.
  • Skewed Priorities: Instead of bringing up the obvious, like kidnapping, she first complains that they've listed her age and weight on the profile.
  • Team Mom: One of three this round. It's even her title! She takes great offense to children even being here. Hopefully no one asks about biological children, though.
  • Troll: Because Watanuki is so afraid to summon ghosts into the school with the candle ritual he described, Lusamine promptly gets all the candles from the supply closet and decides to try it, claiming it's For Science!.

Mikazuki Munechika

"It's too bad I can't see them now, but it'd be nice, when we leave this place, if we could visit something like a field of flowers."

The culprit of Week 7 (Case 7).

  • Exotic Eye Designs: Has moon shapes in his eyes, hence his name.
  • Honor Before Reason: He was well prepared to admit to killing Orihime right away, but when everyone said they wanted to solve the case properly, Mikazuki obliged.
  • I Call It "Vera": Not only is he subject to this himself (being a sword), he encourages Estelle to name her swords, too, to make them happier.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's always called Mikazuki.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: A sword turned human for fangirl appeal. His sword form is his own dead renewable regain.
  • Spirited Competitor: While he's no Zagi, he likes to fight in order to test his skills.

Milla Maxwell

"I am sorry if I worried you. I will be fine."

Punished by the Wordsmith during Week 3.

  • Cuddle Bug: She regularly hugs, pets, and otherwise touches people because she's read that humans derive comfort from it. This can get awkward.
    Milla: My apologies. I forgot not all humans are comfortable with physical contact.
    Guzma:'s just a weird thing to grab people's faces.
  • Fish out of Water: Milla doesn't understand human things and will easily admit it.
  • Loss of Identity: The second week sends her into a funk when she realizes something life-changing about her identity.
  • Multicoloured Hair: Blonde, orange-pink, and some green.
  • Robo Speak: She has stilted, artificial speech.

Nick Wilde

"Well, you've really narrowed it down there with that question. It looks like only about 95% of the people here had an idea, which really narrows down our suspect list! Great job, team, we'll catch the murderer in no time!"

Punished by the Wordsmith during Week 4.

  • Con Man: Though his profile indicates that he's turned himself around, he wakes up as this with his initial memories and assumes that what his profile says is part of another con. Nick rolls with it.
  • Crazy Cultural Comparison. He starts out making a number of these to the worlds people talk about, as he's not used to humanoids. He also thought they all just had really weird shaving habits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nick is cynical, harsh, and has a wry comment for every situation.
  • The Gambler: He likes to gamble on card games.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": His surname is a pun on "wild," and he's a fox.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Drops into this to disparage people when he doesn't think they're doing well, which, given his cynical attitude, is often.

Orihime Inoue

"Watanuki-kun, I— I don't know how much longer we're going to be here for, but I... I don't want to lose you..."

The victim of Week 7 (Case 7).


"Another good idea I completely forgot to think of."

One of the victims of Week 6 (Case 6).

  • Boyish Short Hair: She looks like a younger version of Kyrie.
  • Cain and Abel: Her Arch-Enemy according to the profiles is called "Brother," who turns out to be her actual brother.
  • Dye Hard: She's not a natural white, and she requests more dye from the Wordsmith.
  • Science Hero: Uses futuristic science to solve problems, even making it possible for everyone to cross worlds in the end.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Phi wears glasses and is one of the smartest in the school.


"If you're rivals, I'm waiting around to die. If you're friends, I'm waiting around to lose everyone I care about."

Made it to the survivor pool.


"Would it hurt to start with the healthier option?"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Black-and-White Morality: Sportacus views the world with all the nuance of a preschool show. The murders have given him a lot of worry about this, especially when there's a Sympathetic Murderer.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He believes in a lot of strange things, never properly clarifies anything when he's asked to, and bounces around (literally) with an incomprehensible zest for exercise.
  • Lovable Jock: An overly positive person who loves exercise and social interaction.
  • Never Bareheaded: Sportacus even wears his hat to the pool.
  • The Pollyanna: Has the most optimistic and least reasonable explanations for anything.
  • A Rare Sentence: Only once in his life, when it's a matter of life and death, does he say that everyone has to eat candy.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: At first he seems like this, but then it turns out that he's not trying to look cool, he's just a health nut.
  • Sincerity Mode: Even when saying things that would usually be taken otherwise.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: "Sports candy," which turns out to be an Unusual Euphemism for any vegetable that children he's supposed to be a role model for would otherwise avoid.

Vanille Dia Oerba

"Relying on others doesn't mean you're weak."

One of the victims of Week 6 (Case 6).

  • Genki Girl: Prone to chirping and bouncing about.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: A plush chocobo is one of her regains. She finds it adorable.
  • Love at First Sight: Feels this immediately with... half the female cast. She may have a problem.
  • Rule-Abiding Rebel: Vanille decides to join Team Skull, Guzma's gang. However, she doesn't actually cause much trouble outside of "vandalizing" the student profiles with tape.

Varric Tethras

"You should change that. Never know how long you are for this world, after all."

One of the victims of Week 5 (Case 5).

  • Camera Fiend: A variant. Instead of taking pictures, Varric records everything in a notebook.
  • The Nicknamer: Gives silly nicknames to people, like "Bubbles" for Vanille or "Scribbles" for Noir.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Declares that he'll be this for Kimbley.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Short, buff, noble, likes manual work, check.
  • Team Dad: He's already started acting this way towards the younger people in the group, such as Estelle, Vanille, Watanuki, Orihime, and Adelina. This causes the latter's death to hit him pretty hard.

Viktor Nikiforov

"I'd be disappointed if you gave me anything less than a ten."

One of the victims of Week 5 (Case 5).

  • Cuteness Proximity: Gets this reaction to a lot of things, like seeing Hanyuu in a nightcap or a plush toy of his dog.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Even though he's taken and extremely devoted, Viktor is pretty shameless about his looks, including skinny-dipping in the public school pool.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: While in canon, Viktor was set up to be the deceptive version before it was subverted, here, he's presented as only the flirty version from the start.
  • The Perils of Being the Best: His career as a top skater was weighing hard on him, which is his secret in the Week 3 motive.
  • Prematurely Grey-Haired: He's actually like that naturally, but Gold suspects it's this instead.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Viktor sews, one of his regains is a stuffed toy, his dog is a poodle and not a "manlier" breed, he embraces the frills and sparkles of figure skating when other skaters try to overcompensate and focus on how tough the sport is to look manly, and he's a hopeless romantic.
  • Repetitive Name: As he admits when the group starts talking about names, his full name "means Winner Winner Winnerson."
  • Rollerblade Good: After getting Kimbley's roller skates.
  • The Team Normal: The only completely ordinary person from a completely ordinary world, surrounded by people with superpowers, gods, Badass Normals, and more.

Yoshikage Kira

"I don't trouble myself with things like 'winning' or 'losing' that would cause me to lose sleep."

The culprit of Week 3 (Case 3).

  • 0% Approval Rating: His trial marks the first time the more empathetic members of the group don't have trouble voting for the the culprit since they're so disgusted with him by that point.
  • Fakin' MacGuffin: Stabbed himself with the meteorite arrow assuming it was the MacGuffin from his canon.
  • False Friend: While he at first doesn't want to get close to anyone in the first place, he lets Kimbley try and befriend (and hit on) him, then frames him for murder and asks if he really thought Kira cared.
  • Femme Fatalons: Male version, tying into his cat motif.
  • The Generic Guy: His title. He admits to Kimbley that he's actively trying to be this.
  • Last-Name Basis: He goes by his surname most likely to distance himself from people.
  • Never My Fault: Found out as a serial killer? It's everyone else's fault for judging him! Get executed? It's his Stand's fault for being blocked in the school! He even says flat-out that he's done nothing wrong.
  • No Social Skills: He's very antisocial and wants to go through life unnoticed.
  • Only Sane Man: He describes himself as this and theorizes that it's why he's apparently so average, it's a talent. Of course, he's far from this.
  • Percussive Therapy: Kira takes his anger out on inanimate objects, like when he starts beating up his podium upon waking up in deadland.

Zolf J. Kimbley

"Surprise, you were right, I'm a terrible person!"

The victim of Week 4 (Case 4).

  • Deadly Euphemism: His profile mentions that he likes fireworks, and he even told Viktor during Truth Or Dare that he was arrested for setting them off in places they weren't appreciated. During the third trial, it becomes obvious that "fireworks" is his preferred euphemism for using explosive magic or alchemy to kill people.
  • Forgets to Eat: When he discovers the chem lab, he spends the entire day in there and neglects basic needs. This seems to be a thing for him.
  • Jerkass: In every trial so far, he's voted for someone who wasn't the killer just to be a jerk. Except the third, where Varric voted wrong for him because it was what Kimbley would normally do.
  • The Klutz: As per canon, he's like this whenever the plot doesn't require him to start doing handsprings. He's graceful in his element and that element is the Rule of Cool.
  • Last-Name Basis: Like Watanuki and Kira. Kimbley actually insists on it from everyone.
  • '90s Hair: A mullet-ponytail hybrid that even he thinks is ridiculous.
  • Promoted to Playable: 2003 Kimbley first appeared in Round 2's backstory and, ambiguously, Round 1's notes. He even keeps his game title from Hilda's round, even though his manga counterpart was called Observant.

    The Wordsmith & Others 

The Wordsmith/Kirei Kotomine


"For our time together, you may refer to me as the Wordsmith. I do hope that you all endeavour to make the most of your time spent here, however you may choose."

  • Alternate Continuity: Among other things surrounding the end of Fate/Zero, beat Kiritsugu to finding Shirou in the aftermath of the Fuyuki disaster. Making him a Kotomine instead of an Emiya.
  • Alternate Self: Much like the Conductor, the Wordsmith has flat-out AU origins before coming into contact with Murdervaults, Inc., and like him, this led to a bad-end AU.
  • Badass Preacher: Claims that all the survivors working together couldn't beat him in a fight. Though it didn't come to that, he's right.
  • Brick Joke: A meta one. After being The Dreaded and suspected mastermind in Dangan Roleplay's continuity, several years later the same player came out with him as the actual mastermind in a completely different game.
  • Church Militant: His origins, at least before things got completely unholy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't tell outright lies (but lying through omission is fine), and dislikes suicide to the point that he indirectly tipped Elda off to the fact that Hanyuu was considering it. Given his origins as a Church Militant for the former and his specific background for the latter, both make a surprising amount of sense.
  • Jerkass: While the Conductor was at least Faux Affably Evil, the Kingmaker was kind of a jerk but honest and eventually gave awkward apologies when he crossed too many lines, and the Adjudicator was if anything just a socially stunted Anti-Villain, the Wordsmith makes no secret that he doesn't like the Apprentices. He won't even tell them they've done well if a trial was enough of a disaster, even when they win.
  • Non-Answer: Gives these all the time to try and drive people to take initiative and kill.
  • Offing the Offspring: Did this in backstory to his son, half to see him despair and half because he needed him for his plan.
  • Photographic Memory: Practically, anyway.
    "I didn't memorize every single detail of everyone's lives. Just most of them."
  • Senseless Sacrifice: His view of any self-sacrifice.
  • Sinister Minister: Ironically, this round was often said to "need religion" and its horrors called "unholy" long before this was revealed about him.
  • Vague Age: The Wordsmith describes himself as approximately 37, not exactly. This may indicate that he doesn't know his own age, that he's from a planet or world that measures time differently, or that he's just being difficult. It's the latter.

Noir/Hilda Larimore

"I've never heard of games like this that are nonlethal, though. Usually, the lethality of it is the point."

  • Canon Character All Along: Noir was actually an established character, but it's not Glory. She's actually Hilda, the mastermind of the round that begat Archer's and then R2.
  • Goth: She gives off this image.
  • Knight Templar: Noir believes strongly in "punishing evildoers," and she judges people pretty hard.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Chiyuki gave her the name "Noir" by looking at her shirt and hair.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Much like another deadland NPC, Round 2's Ambitious, she's known by "Noir" until the very end.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Her default expression is serious and severe.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: This and her all-black wardrobe give her the nickname "Noir."
  • True Final Boss: When she's possessed by Angra Mainyu, she serves as this after the group's adopted Kirei.
  • Virtual Ghost: Gives off the impression that she might be similar to Glory, if not flat-out an Alternate Self of her. However, this is disproved.


"Oh, I don't have very many problems! It sounds like you guys are dealing with a lot, though."


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