This is a page about the characters appearing in VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action.
VA-11 Hall-A Employees
Julianne "Jill" Natalie Stingray
Jill is a 27 year old bartender of VA-11 Hall-A and the main protagonist. She is one of two bartenders in the bar, the other being Gil.
- A-Cup Angst: Has a relatively modest bust, the mentioning of which sours her mood.
- Adorkable: She likes to give a "voice" to her pet cat when she's bored at her apartment (which is all the time). She accidentally does it out of habit when she invites her boss over for drinks.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has an one-sided crush on her boss, who seems oblivious. They end up together in the good ending, resulting in an aversion.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Averted. Jill's attention issues tend to be portrayed realistically, with her occasionally fixating mentally on something to the extent of tuning out people around her or being thrown off for the whole night at her job by not having something she wants in her apartment.
- The Bartender: Naturally, seeing as most of the game involves Jill serving drinks to various clientèle.
- Berserk Button: She absolutely hates when people call her Julianne.
- Bi the Way: Mentions boyfriends and her last relationship was with a woman that she was deeply in love with but things ended messily. She also has an obvious crush on her boss Dana and if she gets drunk enough reveals that she'd screw Alma's brains out.
- Catchphrase: The above line, which she usually says before opening time.
- Christmas Cake: Is 27, unmarried and sexually frustrated. When randomly asked about Christmas Cakes by an interviewer, she apparently went on an hour-long rant.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has absolutely no problem with calling someone out in the most sarcastic way possible, though she remains professional (if not polite).
- Embarrassing First Name: Don't ever call her Julianne. Later in the game she reveals that in elementary school she was really into the Magical Girl show Model Warrior Julianne, but in middle school was teased mercilessly for it.
- Girlish Pigtails: Dana makes fun of them at one point, comparing them to an 8th grader's hair. In the good ending, Gabi and Alma go so far as to even braid them.
- Grammar Nazi: Jill's first boyfriend was this, and she admits that she picked the habit up from him.
- Heh Heh, You Said "X": By her own admission, Jill's sense of humor is very juvenile. She has to resist the urge to laugh when patrons order a Bad Touch, and she cackles like a hyena when she and Dorothy make cracks about a huge wiener Dana buys for a New Year's party.
- Incompatible Orientation: Attracted to Alma, who happens to be completely straight, habitual flirting aside. In the bad ending, she moves in with Alma, who platonically cuddles her to sleep every night, making Juliet even more sexually frustrated and depressed.
- The Mourning After: News of Lenore's death comes right out of nowhere, causing Juliet to fall into depression for weeks. It's made all the more worse by the fact that her last interaction with Lenore was their argument and unofficial breakup. Jill never truly forgives herself for not being there when Lenore was dying, until the end where she urges Gaby to not mourn her but instead celebrate the life that she had led.
- My Greatest Failure: Not making up with Lenore becomes this to Jill after she hears about her death.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Jill is so devastated by the news of Lenore's death that Virgilio's Bad Touch order doesn't even get a chuckle out of her.
- Never Gets Drunk: She has a liver implant that prevents her from getting wasted too easily.
- Not So Above It All: Jill tends to have a professional attitude when working, except when someone orders a Bad Touch, where she has a hard time controlling her giggling. And then there was the incident with the giant wiener...
- Teacher/Student Romance: Downplayed; Jill was a college student while Lenore was a student teacher who helped her with her studies, and it became something more. It ended disastrously.
- Too Much Information: Her usual response to Dorothy's in-depth chats about her workdays, which causes Jill to politely ask her to not go into any more detail.
- Weirdness Magnet: At one point she wonders if she's a magnet for shady people with mysterious lives.
- Workaholic: Tends to show up at the bar even when her appearance isn't strictly necessary, much to Dana's frustration.
Dana Zane is a former wrestler and owner of VA-11 Hall-A. Her left arm is a mechanical prosthesis and is the subject of several rumors.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: One of her threats toward, of all people, Yasunori Kato. It... doesn't really make much sense in context either.Dana: BRING ME THAT BASTARD! I'LL GIVE HIM THE FIST OF JUSTICE! I'LL MAKE HIM EAT THE KANTO EARTHQUAKE! I'LL BORROW HIS CAP!
- Benevolent Boss: Goes out of her way to take care of her employees and basically rescued Gillian from whatever trouble he was in. She also always tries to find an excuse to add more money onto Jill's paycheck, even outright admitting that she doesn't have a reason near the New Year.
- Bouncer: Serves as the bar's bouncer, in addition to being the owner. Dana singlehandedly makes sure that VA-11 Hall-A is protected from looters during a city-wide riot, relying on nothing more than her spiked bat.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has some shades of this, constantly getting stuck in things and hiring Shibas in sunglasses. There's also her extremely eclectic past.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Seems like some kind of goofball, but if even half the stories about her are true...
- Cuteness Proximity: Proudly declares that she only loves cute (and/or 2D) things, and is ecstatic when Jill brings her cat to work. The Prologue involves the bar hosting the Seifar Toy Company anniversary, which is mostly comprised of talking Corgis.
- Famed In-Story: She's had quite an... eclectic life, and left behind plenty of legends and rumors behind her. What isn't simply Urban Legend started by her usually ends up true, somehow.
- Help, I'm Stuck!: Gets stuck in Sei's helmet during the story, apparently only the latest in a long series of getting stuck in things.
- Oblivious to Love: Doesn't seem to comprehend that Jill has an extremely obvious crush on her.
- Running Gag: She's a veritable font of these.
- Her infamy for one, that's only learned thirdhand by Juliet from her customers and much of which is actually confirmed by Dana later.
- Her inevitable misnamings of Alma, whose corrections she responds to, without a fault, with "I know what I said."
- Her love of incredibly Spicy Chicken, and the... side-effects the nearly-lethal buckets tend to cause.
- Urban Legends: There are several rumors about what happened to her original arm. Jill seems to think that Dana herself started these rumors.
- Vague Age: She looks like a young adult, but apparently she'd cut your tongue out if you found how old she really is.
Gillian is the more mysterious of the two bartenders. He keeps quiet about his past and will occasionally disappear for a few days at a time, but is reliable and extremely loyal to Dana.
- Bishōnen: To the point that other characters half-jokingly call him a "fuckboy." *Kira* Miki calls him the handsome bartender and Mario is pissed that Jill hasn't taken the opportunity to fuck his brain out, something Alma claims she would have done in Jill's shoes.
- Butt-Monkey: He's constantly being humiliated in some way or another.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Butt-Monkey he may be, but it's implied that he lives an extremely dangerous and adventurous life off-camera. During the events of the game he manages to walk through a massive city-wide riot without getting a scratch on him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: We only gets hints of it, but he's apparently seen more than his fair share of trauma, and it's implied that Dana hired him to give him a safe haven to hide from whatever it is he's running from.
- Dead Person Impersonation: He uses the identity of Robert, a former VA-11 Hall-A Bartender who had a "levitation potion" incident.
- Did You Just Have Sex?: Gil gets himself a girlfriend and spends the next day beaming and smiling. Every customer recognizes why immediately.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Seems to have done a lot of shady things in the past, from being an anarchist rioter in Hong Kong to possibly having ties to the KGB.
- Running Gag: Tends to attract nicknames. He gets called John or John-face by a good chunk of the cast, "fuckboy" almost as frequently, and Alma constantly gets his name wrong on purpose, to mess with him.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Gil would like you to know that he has never been to Hong Kong and certainly didn't defect from any anti-riot force after stealing supplies.
It's a talking dog with sunglasses and a Hawaiian shirt! What's not to love about him?
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: It comes naturally to him, being a small and excitable dog.
- Cuteness Proximity: Several characters are absolutely enamored with him due to his outfit and his name. The only two characters with visible aversions to dogs are Jill and Dorothy. Similarly, he absolutely loves Fore and is always excited to play with it.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": A Running Gag is when he or others try to tell people his real name, they're immediately interrupted.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Rad Shiba is nowhere to be seen late in the game. Jill finds his absence peculiar.
Glitch City Clientèle
Donovan D. Dawson
Donovan is Chief Editor and owner of The Augmented Eye, a magazine. He's brash, chauvinistic and more than a little arrogant, but even people who dislike him can only admire his confidence and ability to get things done.
- Angry Black Man: Usually goes into a furious rant about something when he comes in.
- Cunning Linguist: Learned Cantonese in two weeks specifically because he didn't want to be seen with his geeky "pizza-faced" translator.
- Drink Order: His usual drink order is a large order of Beer.
- Expy: Of J. Jonah Jameson, being a blockheaded newspaper editor with an especially Alliterative Name.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: He makes it clear he hates everything about the media. He hates the investors who want needless change, the interns that only want to write about what's hip, how politically correct his newspaper has to be, as well as the people he has to interview. The only things that Donovan enjoys about his job are the respect and power that comes from his position and the hefty paychecks that he gets.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he's pretty dismissive of people below him, he does feel bad about taking the *Kira* Miki interview from another employee who was a big fan, and he comes to enjoy Jill's company.
- Mean Boss: Donovan runs his newspaper efficiently and keeps the quality of its articles high... but does so by exploiting his low-paid interns, makes them fight over who gets to write articles under various pen names, and considers the idea of his employees fearing him personally to be satisfying.
- Only in It for the Money: Proudly states that the only thing keeping him in journalism is the good money he gets for "generating clicks" on the Augmented Eye.
- Signature Scent: Likes to heavily lay on the cologne.
- Your Cheating Heart: Donovan and his current wife currently cheat on each other and probably know about each others' affairs.
Sei P. Asagiri
A White Knight serving under the Valkyrie First-Response unit. Despite the White Knights' reputation Sei is extremely kindhearted and truly believes in helping people. Although she isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, she can take care of herself and is one of the most kindhearted characters in the game. She's Stella's best friend and unofficial bodyguard.
- Action Girl: Although the Valkyrie unit is focused on first-response medical aid, Stella mentions that she once saw Sei take down a haywire security robot alone. When you see her out of her uniform after escaping the crisis at the bank, she's visibly ripped.
- Amazonian Beauty: As already mentioned, her strong physique shown without her uniform is complemented by her beautiful features.
- Ambiguous Disorder: She has some kind of learning disability. She learns quickly when things are framed in a familiar context, however.
- Bandage Babe: After escaping the disaster at the bank.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Being one of the genuinely kind people in the White Knights is likely the only reason why she wasn't lynched after they disbanded; when she was rescued from the bank, the doctors treated her wounds for free and people pretended not to notice a former White Knight walking around.
- By-the-Book Cop:
- Not only she is benevolent but also follows procedure and laws as a White Knight. In fact, this trait is the reason Sei wasn't lynched by the people compared to her less-upstanding colleagues.
- She is willing to overlook Dorothy's gun-fingers, however, since she's technically not law-enforcement and also off-duty when she spots them. She even advises Dorothy on how to conceal them properly.
- Combat Medic: Valkyries are paramedics, but they're still White Knights.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was a bitter, angry youth, who dropped out of high school due to her learning disability.
- Drink Order: She likes sweet low- or non-alcoholic drinks like Blue Fairy.
- Dumb Muscle: Strong and not very bright, although she isn't exactly "dumb".
- Hyper-Awareness: Just by looking at Dorothy, she's able to quickly analyze every visible modification she's put on herself, including the illegal ones. What makes it particularly this trope is that this includes Dorothy's tongue.
- Karmic Jackpot: One of the only honest White Knights on the force is recognized and spared by the enraged vigilantes when the Knights are exposed as a wing of the mob.
- Made of Iron: Despite having a 2cm deep cut, Sei still went into burning buildings to rescue people.
- Revenge: Sei beat her abusive father to near death... three times.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: In a clear one with Stella, to the point where they were voted "Best Couple" in middle school three years in a rownote and both Alma and Jill openly wonder if they're an item.
- Stellar Name: Sei is the on'yomi reading of the kanji for 'star'.
- Stepford Smiler: After the bank incident she tries to act as cheerful and upbeat as she can... but it doesn't last long.
- Kind Hearted Simpleton: As stated above, Sei is not very bright. But she is a very kind and friendly person.
- Tempting Fate: Reassures Stella that the rumors of an attack on the Apollo Bank are probably bogus and she'll be back soon. The attack happens and Sei is trapped there for several days, although she manages to escape with her life.
- Token Good Teammate: The White Knights as an organization are far, far more tarnished than she is, something which saves her life when the organization is exposed.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is the Tomboy to Stella's Girly Girl.
A regular at the bar who works as an assassin.
- Consummate Professional: He makes a point of ending his targets quickly and painlessly and keeps his business and personal life separate. This is to the point that he tells Jill that he wouldn't accept a hit on her or anyone in the bar, because he doesn't want to kill anyone he knows the names of.
- Cyborg: He tells Dorothy that he's so altered that he barely has enough of his own skin left for it to heal naturally, though he doesn't go into further detail. Another point of interest is that she comments that her only requirement is that her clients be at least 40% organic, and he, in turn, implies that this disqualifies him from purchasing her services.
- Expy: He's pretty much just Adam Jensen.
- Drink Order: He likes Gut Punches.
- Hitman with a Heart: He's one of the nicest patrons of VA11-Hall-A despite his chosen career. He's also very selective with his targets, only selecting those who he thinks deserves it.
- Mysterious Past: Jill asks all sorts of questions about who he is and what he does to try and learn about Jamie, but by the end of the game, you know basically as much as you do at the beginning of the game: he's an assassin, and he likes Gut Punches. He's very good at deflecting questions about himself.
- Professional Killer: His day job, though he personally sees it more akin to Bounty Hunting than anything.
- War Is Hell: Says so himself, although he hasn't been involved in any official wars.
A particularly unpleasant client who comes by habitually despite stating he'll never come back.
- Character Development: Serving him sweet drinks seems to inspire him to change his life a bit, Jill notes that he seems happier and healthier.
- Drink Order: He has a preference for ordering bitter drinks, but it seems like he enjoys sweet ones more.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: If you serve him sweet drinks against his wishes, you'll still get a "Flawless Service" bonus, which seems to indicate that he doesn't actually file any complaints.
- In Vino Veritas: A variant. He'll complain if you give him sweet drinks instead of the ones he orders, but the memories they stir make him open up about his ex-wife and dead daughter.
- Jerkass: He's generally rude and surly to Jill. He doesn't tip for big drinks, either, so don't bother.
- Odd Friendship: He gets along surprisingly well with Jamie due to their shared preference for hard drinks.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Lost his daughter four years prior, which contributed to his overall demeanor.
- Pet the Dog: Takes in the stray cat his daughter used to feed.
- Replacement Goldfish: Once a year he hires Dorothy to act as his daughter, who passed away years ago, without any sexual services involved. For her part, Dorothy enjoys the interaction.
- Running Gag: When Jill tells him "Please come again" as he leaves, he grumbles "Don't count on it". He still comes back. Every time.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: How he felt after having the guy who killed his daughter assassinated.
Kimberly La Vallete
A woman who was found unconscious near the bar one day. She is extremely high-strung and paranoid, fearing violence and rape await her at every corner (which, considering where she lives, isn't probably too far off). She's also an intern at the Augmented Eye.
- Bungled Suicide: It's implied that Dana Zane saved Kim from committing suicide.
- Butt-Monkey: Her boss is Donovan, her co-workers are incredibly competitive, her life's so bad she may have tried to kill herself, and attempting to be a serious reporter gets her busted.
- I Just Want to Be Free: She's been stuck at The Augmented Eye since she was just out of high school, and in the end is glad to lose the job so she can find her own path in life.
- Intrepid Reporter: Would like to be one, but with her chauvinistic boss and cutthroat co-workers, it's unlikely she'll ever get there. It's implied that trying to be this after the bank incident gets her fired.
- In Vino Veritas: Get her drunk, and she'll express her...strident...opinions about her co-workers.
- Madness Mantra: Behold her reaction to waking up in the bar, after singlehandedly working herself up into a paranoid frenzy.
- Never My Fault: Get her drunk and she'll come in the next day angrily blaming Jill for making her pass out and miss work. Jill points out that keeping people from drinking isn't her job. She does get over it and ends up profusely thanking Jill because of how much it helped her rethink her life, however.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Stuck with The Augmented Eye even after getting tired of it, to please her family.
Rebecca Dorothy Willow Graem "Dorothy Haze"
Dorothy is a Lilim sex worker with a childlike "body" and one of the nicer clients Jill deals with. She is very open about her business and what she's done and is generally extremely cheerful and optimistic.
- Absurd Phobia: She has been randomly programmed with a fear of dogs and chinchillas (the latter of which are extinct).
- Animal-Eared Headband: On top of her head lies two holes which allow for two Radar Jammer devices, shaped like Cat Ears.
- Anything That Moves: Her one limit on clients is that they be at least 40% percent organic. Beyond that rule, she'll offer her services to anyone.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Dorothy notes that she achieved full AI sapience in less than a year, which is implied to be a very fast development time for an AI, but she makes her living as a sex worker. She's anything but lazy, though, and enjoys her work immensely.
- Conscription: According to the law, anyone who's been modified to fire bullets above Class-3 are required to report for military service. Fortunately, the person who notices Dorothy's fingers is a paramedic, not a cop.
- Drink Order: Her favorite drink is a Piano Woman. Serving it to her when she's either happy or down in the dumps is how you get her ending.
- The Empath: She can use body heat readings, observed expressions and context to make pretty good guesses about how people are feeling, since she's unable to actually empathize.
- Everyone Has Standards: While Dorothy is willing to play along with her clients' sexual fetishes, there are some acts she won't perform, like non-consensual violent sex, and she even had to refuse a customer who wanted to decapitate her head.
- Fetish: When Alma explains how she hacks computers, Dorothy gets so turned on that she's practically begging Alma to make her buffer overflow. This is a common kink among Lilim.
- Finger Firearms: One of the mods she's added to herself is the ability to fire Class-5 bullets from her fingers.
- Friend to All Children: She really loves kids, and plans to find some job working with them after she retires as a sex worker.
- Genki Girl: Probably the most cheerful prostitute you'll ever meet, and she'll gladly talk about gangbangs with a wide smile on her face.
- Happily Adopted: Newly-created Lilim are assigned to humans in order to foster their emotional development. Dorothy occasionally accidentally calls her guardian "Mom", though by the end of the game, Jill convinces her that she should just call her that, since it's how she views her.
- Hidden Depths: Even hookers can have severe existential crises sometimes.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She's perfectly willing to give up a night's potential earnings to comfort Jill after Lenore's death.
- Mundane Utility: She's got a number of mods you'd expect in a police or military model, all of which she uses for the purpose of prostitution. Among them: a DNA scanner tongue (which happens to be prehensile and vibrating), radiation-proof skin (protects from other forms of damage and wear as well), radar jammers (cute cat ears), premium extra-flexible joints (goes without saying), and a mod that's supposed to make her invisible (for a certain niche fetish).
- Ocular Gushers: Her fake crying.
- Older Than They Look: Dorothy looks between 10-13 years old, which is the age all DFC-072 model Lilims look like when just out of the factory. However, she is mentally 24 years old and physically about 7 years old. She could upgrade her body to look older, but she keeps it the way it is because it gives her a unique niche in her industry. She apparently intends to upgrade when she retires from prostitution.
- Platonic Prostitution: Apparently "hug nights", where she holds someone and offers emotional support, are one of her more expensive services. After Jill learns about Lenore's death and suffers a potentially suicidal breakdown, she's willing to cut her usual price down to a soda from Dana for Jill's sake.
- Replacement Goldfish:
- Averted in the case of the human who raised her, who actively stopped herself from treating Dorothy as a replacement for her deceased daughter, Anna Graem.
- One of her clients (implied to be Ingram) hires her once every year for the express purpose of acting the part of his dead daughter.
- Sexbot: She's a robot who works as a prostitute.
- Sherlock Scan: Very good at reading people, due to her line of work.
- Unproblematic Prostitution: She is very proud about what she does and will sometimes hit on a couple of other clients.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She was programmed with a fear of dogs (and chinchillas, which are extinct). Whenever Rad Shiba or any other dog enters the room she usually beats a hasty retreat. In the prologue, she also mentions she charges extra for having sex doggy style, probably because it reminds her of dogs.
A Cat Boomer from a wealthy family who underwent the procedure after being diagnosed with Nanomachine Rejection before birth. Because of this, she's rather frail and has relied on Sei all her life. She's a bit high-strung but is a good person who cares a lot about Sei.
- Ambiguously Gay: She and Sei are very close, with the implication that they are a couple, but Sei seems confused by the question when Jill asks if they're together, and Stella dismisses it entirely.
- Anger Born of Worry: When Sei escapes from the Apollo Bank Stella's first reaction is to slap her for making her worry so much. Sei says that she seemed to become a lot happier right after that.
- Berserk Button: Is really touchy about her robotic eye, and gets angry when strangers ask her about it. When Jill admits that Sei told her about the story behind it, Stella doesn't mind at all, as she considers her a friend by that point.
- Bilingual Bonus: Stella and Hoshii are Latin/Italian and Japanese for 'star', respectively.
- Catgirl: Like all other Cat Boomers; apparently the mutation which grants cat ears is the only one that helps fight Nanomachine Rejection while being the least harmful to the patient.
- D-Cup Distress: Has very... conflicting issues with her breasts, issues that have her hide them well in her clothes, but she has too much pride in her resemblance to her mother to get them reduced.
- Delighting in Riddles: Initially gives her drink orders to Jill in a cryptic fashion until Sei tells her to knock it off.
- Eye Scream: Her right eye was gouged out by a corrupt White Knight when she was younger.
- Friend to All Children: Enjoys giving gifts to all of the children of her family's employees, to the point where they call her "Auntie Ella."
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sei, though their sexuality is never addressed, as neither shows interest in anyone romantically.
- Hidden Buxom: Apparently has very large breasts, which she takes a great deal of effort to hide.
- Ma'am Shock: She's a little peeved that her employee's kids call her "Auntie Ella" when they just call Sei "Sei".
- Mega Twintails: Has her hair in huge drills, befitting her wealthy status. Sei says that she styles her hair like that to distract from her chest.
- Spoiled Sweet: Comes from a rich family, and is remarkably sweet and generous. She throws a huge Mega Christmas party every year for her employees and buys their kids gifts.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Sei's Tomboy. Sei even mentioned that the first time they met, Stella had shown up to a muddy park in a fancy dress.
A beautiful hacker (or "Security Consultant)" who has been a regular for six months. She often flirts with Jill, but is otherwise calm and rational. She has a large family that she doesn't always agree with and can't seem to hold down a relationship.
- An Arm and a Leg: She had both of her hands replaced with prosthetic arms in order to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Berserk Button: Avoiding important conversations, apparently. Alma vows to never forgive Jill if she dares to avoid facing Gaby near the New Year's Eve Party.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: Her family life hasn't been peaceful recently, since the Armas family is still coming to terms with one of her younger sisters coming out as a transgender male now named Bernardo, and her older sister is going through a mid-life crisis after her cheating husband left her.
- Drink Order: Her favorite drink is the Brandtini.
- Gag Boobs: Though rarely shown visually, Alma's chest is apparently so large that the rest of the cast seems fixated on them. She typically gets called names like "Titty Hacker" and "Boobtender" when behind the bar, and Anna has a hard time averting her gaze from them. Jill even goes as far as to say that Alma's boobs "wouldn't fit in her bathroom."
- Hackette: Alma deliberately invokes this, as clients who see her face-to-face tend to either think she's a brainless bimbo or want to sleep with her (or both).
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Explicitly states that she's only truly attracted to males, not that it stops her from occasionally flirting with Jill.
- Hidden Depths: Beyond even just being a hacker despite having the stereotypical appearance of a brainless blonde (something she mentions caused her to lose a few jobs), she has her own struggles that allow her to connect to even Jill at her worst. Also, while she initially dismisses the Alice_Rabbit hacker as setting a bad image, there's an implication that she herself may be Alice_Rabbit. While briefly taking over the bartending station to serve Jill, her hacking into the station causes the Alice_Rabbit logo to briefly appear on screen.
- It Runs in the Family: All of her sisters also have large breasts, with one of them going through puberty before reaching ten. Ironically enough, that sister was the same one that came out as a transgender male.
- Rage Breaking Point: After dealing with her older sister's antics, who's going through a mid-life crisis after her cheating husband left her, she tells her sister to come back home to her sons... only for the latter to talk back to Alma saying "she has no right to judge her as she doesn't know what it's like to be married and have kids". This causes Alma's patience with her sister to snap, calling her out for abandoning her sons to go out partying with other men. Alma then pointed out that despite being single herself, Alma at least has a job, knows how to care of herself, has better judgment when it comes to dating men, and knows how to raise her nephews right. She goes onto slam her sister for having no idea how to be a housewife, how to take care of her finances and children, and that she quickly married her husband without realizing he was a cheating bastard.
- Raised Catholic: Get her drunk and she'll talk about being raised in a traditional family and the problems it caused her.
- Sexy Spectacles: They also double as a sort of augmented reality computer.
- Statuesque Stunner: According to the official height chart, she's at least a head taller than Jill, who seems to be about average height. This easily puts Alma somewhere close to 6'0", which apparently has no ill effect on her attractiveness.
- Swapped Roles: When she notices Jill is deep in depression, she decides to serve Jill instead, taking over the BTC computer.
- Sweater Girl: Alma likes to complement her already outrageous chest with extremely tight-fitting turtleneck sweaters, something which is neither ignored nor unappreciated by the rest of the cast. Even Dana is not above Eating the Eye Candy; when everyone shows up to the Christmas party in their regular outfits, they get an earful from Dana for not respecting the season, except Alma because "Sweaters get a pass".
Art Von Delay
A private detective with a tendency towards penny-pinching.
- Expy: He's a blatant George Costanza parody.
- Papa Wolf: He got into the private detective business when his daughter was kidnapped and he has a soft spot for cases of missing girls.
- Private Detective: His occupation. His first meeting with Jill makes him come off as a Clueless Detective. At first. According to Stella, his skills are, apparently, second to none.
- Smarter Than You Look: Makes a terrible first impression. But Stella doesn't swear by his work for nothing, though.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Enters the bar with the idea that bartenders know everything in the streets, interpreting Jill's annoying insistence that she doesn't know anything about his target as a hint that he should buy a drink to get the info. He's surprised when it turns out she knows nothing about what he's asking about.
Streaming-Chan is a camgirl who happens to wander into the "most disgusting bar" in town. To see her escapades you need to pay for Premium Time!
- Attention Whore: Invoked as her target audience has a really bad attention span, hence her need to constantly do disgusting and depraved things to keep her viewership up.
- Given Name Reveal: Her real name is Nicole Chen.
- The Insomniac: Self-inflicted. She hasn't slept in at least a month when she comes in.
- Interface Screw: Her own theme will override any song you've chosen for its duration as soon as she enters the bar. You will also see Nico Nico Douga-esque chat messages going over the character portrait. As an added bonus, she'll also hack in her own theme into your jukebox.
- Mismatched Eyes: One blue, one green. It gets no attention by absolutely anyone, though.
- Public Exposure: Attempts to invoke this, trying to get Jill to remove her top live on stream.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: This is mostly due to her occupation as a camgirl. However, you'll need to pay for Premium Time to see any of that. Strangely enough, her outfit is actually rather conservative.
- The Show Must Go On: If you get her flat out drunk, she will pass out live on stream. She's still broadcasting during then and it actually spikes in viewership.
- Two-Person Pool Party: Tried to stream herself and a guy doing this in a hot tub, but it was really uncomfortable and she hated it.
Kira Miki is an up and coming idol singer that has a concert in Glitch City. She is actually a Lilim.
- Badass Boast: You wouldn't expect this of an idol, but get her drunk, and she'll give a speech that ends with something that almost sounds like a superhero vow.*Kira* Miki: I'm the star that always shines in the night sky!
I'm the glow that will guide you through your sorrow!
I'm the northern light that will show you your dreams!
I am *Kira* Miki! And don't you ever forget that!
- Becoming the Mask: Getting her drunk will make her reveal that she's had the mask of *Kira* Miki for so long that she doesn't know who she "really" is anymore, but doesn't care as long as that mask is able to make people happy.
- Character Blog: She has an in-game blog you can read after your first encounter with her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Willing to give up any life or identity of her own for the sake of her fans.
- Idol Singer: A rising star in the music industry, and she occasionally visits the bar after dodging her own security.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Get her fully drunk on her first visit, and her attitude becomes much more... intense. It only underscores how dedicated she is to being an idol. See Becoming the Mask.
- Sleeping with the Boss: She enters into a committed relationship with her producer after he expressed an interest in her, following a blog post she writes about wanting to experience love.
- Statuesque Stunner: Like Alma, she's at least a head taller than Jill.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A strange, flamboyantly-dressed man who makes extremely cryptic orders and speaks in riddles... or at least tries to.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Easily the oddest semi-regular patron of VA-11 Hall-A, Virgilio constantly talks about utter nonsense every time he visits and orders drinks based on a changing set of rules known only to him. Any glimpse into his background comes across as contradictory or improbable.
- Delighting in Riddles: Likes to couch his requests in obscure terms, and answering them properly means you need to read the drink descriptions and remember little details about them. His first two orders, in particular, are a nasty curveball for anyone playing blind; Virgil's first order only involves the number 17 solution , and his second order sounds like something no bar would ever stock solution .
- Didn't See That Coming: Does not expect you to actually make a "single plum floating in perfume, served in a man's hat" after one of his odd requests, although he's about to dutifully drink it before Jill lets him off the hook.
- Fauxlosophic Narration: Is in this mode constantly, from the explanations behind his bizarre drink orders to his philosophy on life.
- Malaproper: He tends to mishear words when he isn't asserting that words like "table" don't exist. It's almost certainly an act.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Thanks to being based on a real person.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's putting up an act, as he's been in hiding ever since he was branded a traitor for striking down his superior when that man attacked two young girls. He even apologizes to Jill for being such an obnoxious customer.
- Shout-Out: He's a character taken straight from Jimquisition.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Chose to be Good, and as a result, he's been in hiding for years.
Beatrice "Betty" Albert
A veterinarian who looks after the dogs of the Seifar Toy Company. She is perpetually grumpy and has an unusual hatred of puns, but she has a hopelessly romantic sweetheart side that only comes out when she's drunk.
- The Beard: Occasionally uses Deal as this to defray potential matchmaking. Unfortunately, it leaves her at a loss when the matchmaker in question knows she's a lesbian and wants to hook her up with a girl.
- The Gadfly: Has a terrible, terrible tendency to provoke things for her own amusement, something Deal tends to call her out on over drinks rather... regularly.
- Good Old Ways: She's okay with cybernetics designed as prosthetics, but firmly dislikes when they're used only for enhancement purposes since four of her classmates in medical school ended up crippled or dead when they tried to get themselves enhanced hands.
- If It's You, It's Okay: Despite being a lesbian, she thinks she may be developing deeper feelings for Deal.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has a harsh personality, but is really kind underneath, particularly when drunk.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Deal. He is mild-mannered, responsible, and never orders anything alcoholic while she is rough, direct and is continuously exasperated whenever he orders anything non-alcoholic.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Again, with Deal. They're close enough that she worries that her co-worker Laura will 'steal' him away from her. This despite being a lesbian with a relationship rap sheet Deal is all too happy to rattle off.
- Shipper on Deck: Was initially ecstatic that her co-worker, Laura, confessed to Deal. Though later she also fears that Laura would "take" Deal away from her.
A mild-mannered Lilim who is the only humanoid worker at the Seifar Toy Company. He has an unhealthy obsession with Corgis.
- The Beard: Betty's, as mentioned above.
- Cuteness Proximity: Become extremely excitable the moment he sees Rad Shiba.
- Extreme Doormat: Looks like a humanoid doormat according to Dorothy. He has one expression and rarely has a strong reaction to anything. He does become rather distressed after a girl confessed to him but at a glance he's as stoic as ever.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Betty. He is mild mannered, responsible and never orders anything alcoholic while Betty is rough, direct and is continuously exasperated whenever he orders anything non-alcoholic.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Betty. He can't imagine what kind of a car wreck Betty could become without him.
- Token Minority: The Seifar Toy Company, run by corgis, is required by law to have to least one humanoid on staff, and that's him. He thinks it's the closest thing to heaven, since he's surrounded by corgis all day.
One of five test subjects in an experiment to understand the human brain, Taylor is a living brain in a jar.
- Ambiguous Gender: Jill isn't sure whether to call them "Mister" or "Miss", but Taylor just prefers "Taylor".
- Brain in a Jar: Yup.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Shamelessly flirts with Jill and Alma, and is overall quite polite and friendly.
- Emergency Transformation: According to them, their body had gotten into a state where there wasn't much it could do, which might mean any number of dire things.
- For Science!: Taylor's pretty jazzed about being a part of the project. They've actually got a little speech prepared, and also hand out pamphlets.
- Never Gets Drunk: It seems getting drunk would mess up the data from the experiment, but they still like the taste.
- Nightmare Face: Actually, the lack thereof is the problem. People tend to be rather shocked at the very least when meeting the brain rolling around in a robot, something Taylor is well aware of.
- Phrase Catcher: When people ask whether to call them "Mister" or "Miss" and they say "Just Taylor" they tend to get "Okay, 'Just Taylor'!" in response. Jill refrains from doing this, apparently a first for Taylor.
- Punny Name: Defied. People keep telling them to change their name to "Brian", but they refuse.
A high-school student who feels her mom is pushing her too hard.
- Be Yourself: Jill tells her that the best way to rebel against her mother is by finding something she'd rather do instead of studying and doing that.
- Didn't Think This Through: As Jill notes, going out and getting drunk would just hurt her mom without accomplishing anything positive.
- Education Mama: She's got one, and she hates it.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: She's spent her whole life trying to please her mother.
- Zero-Approval Gambit: Thinks that if she comes home smelling like alcohol her mother will be disappointed enough to give up on her and back off.
A biker/delivery boy, who appears to have a real attitude problem.
- Badass Gay: Subverted. Tries to act like a badass biker—but he's actually much more subdued than that.
- Be Yourself: Jill can tell him to stop acting the way he thinks bikers act and just be himself.
- Drink Order: Picks girly drinks, and them quickly catches himself and orders something more manly. Jill can oblige this, or go with what he really wants.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Inverted. He's very quick to mention that he's not into girls... not that there's anything wrong with being straight!
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Tries to put up a tough-guy image.
- Shipper on Deck: In the sense that he thinks Gil's hot and that Jill's an idiot for not dragging him into a closet somewhere.
- Straight Gay: Apart from his drink orders, he's not even slightly camp.
Anna Graem is a young woman who looks like a high schooler. She wears a sailor outfit top but with jeans.
- Ambiguously Gay: Mentions how close she was to a girl in the hospital, and orders a Piano Man and a Piano Woman then asks Jill which one she prefers. When Jill says she doesn't have a preference, Anna takes the Piano Woman.
- Confirmed to be gay in the epilogue, and theorizes the whole reason Jill can see her is because she thought Jill was cute and wanted to talk to her.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She's the girl you can occasionally see in the TV.
- The Gadfly: States that she's always trying to get a reaction from people, and messes with Jill while she's talking with other clients who can't perceive Anna's presence.
- Interface Screw: Anna claims to be able to interact with the environment despite her nature. What she does to prove it is change the texture of the bartending interface.
- Medium Awareness: She openly acknowledges gameplay elements and is the one who enables New Game+.
- Ominous Visual Glitch: At times she will seem to glitch out, hinting at her true nature.
- Our Ghosts Are Different:
- It was initially unknown whether or not Anna is actually dead during the events of the story, or that her treatment had just rendered her invisible to most people with nanomachines. She's also intangible, as all the drinks that Jill serves her end up on the floor and people walk through her.
- The Girls' Frontline crossover, of all things, asserts that her primary nature, as we know her, is that of a sentient nanomachine colony. The crossover basically could not have happened the way it did otherwise. This appears to be intended as canon with the original game.
- Punny Name: Anna Graem sounds like the word "Anagram".
Jill's pet cat. She adopted him after rescuing him from being attacked by dogs and has been her constant companion at home since.
- Talking Animal: Averted. What appears in the home dialogue as Fore and Jill conversing is actually Jill practicing her ventriloquism, which is shown when Fore "speaks" during Dana's visit and she asks Jill why she's talking to the cat.
She is the sister of Lenore, Jill's ex-girlfriend. She was closest to her sister and does not understand why Jill left Lenore.
- Bearer of Bad News: She comes to the bar looking for you. She's the one that tells you that Lenore died from a localized nanomachine rejection near her heart.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Gabriella shows up at Vahalla far, far earlier than the scene where she drops the Drama Bomb. She enters the bar, glares at Jill for a moment or two, then leaves without further comment. Jill just shrugs it off as another weirdo, and it's easy to forget about the girl until she comes back again near Mega Christmas.
- They Died Because of You: Gaby blames Jill entirely for the death of Lenore... at first.
Lenore was the ex-girlfriend of Jill. Their relationship dates back to when Jill was still a college student, with Lenore being a student-teacher. Lenore and Jill got into a heated argument concerning an opportunity to work for a prestigious research facility, leading to their unofficial breakup.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Neither Jill nor Lenore could face each other after their very last argument. Unfortunately, they never get the chance to make up.
- Control Freak: She was a sweet woman, but she could be very overbearing sometimes. Jill broke up with her because she kept trying to shape Jill's life into something she wanted, even if it was with the best of intentions.
- Death by Despair: Subverted. Gaby accuses Jill of this, but Lenore had heart problems her whole life.
- The Lost Lenore: Literally, as her name is Lenore and she is the lost love interest of Jill.
- Meaningful Name: She's Jill's Lost Lenore.
- They Died Because of You: Jill feels that Lenore's death was her fault during the 2nd half of the game.