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Brie/Plausibell

The most frequently appearing vegan. Her name was changed from Brie to Plausibell during the change to the simpler art style. Has a younger brother, Shawn, who she frequently butts heads with, along with a younger sister, Cherry, who is being raised vegan.

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  • The Ace: She is an accomplished young woman, who inspired her mother to become vegan, get her family out of debt by starting up a successful business, and did well in school.
  • All-Loving Hero: Her biggest attribute is that she is supposed to be kind and caring, however, for many critics this comes across as selective compassion that is only reserved for her fellow vegans and animals.
  • Author Avatar: Is Yerdian's usual mouthpiece; additionally, Cuntons allegedly stalking and harassing her in an attempt to silence her is based on Yerdian's account of a conflict between herself and a critic.
  • Big Sister Bully: She at times can be very passive aggressively mean towards Shawn, due to his non-vegan status. This is averted with Cherry, who she has a better relationship with, since they are both vegans.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Meta character-wise, she is supposed to be seen as the Nice Girl heroine of the story, however, non-vegans (along with non-extreme vegans) find her to be condescending, intolerant, and unsympathetic to those who don't agree with her views.
  • Cain and Abel: Has this dynamic with her brother, Shawn, due to her being a vegan while he is a dedicated meat eater. Since the comic always sides with the vegans, Shawn is portrayed as the Cain while Brie/Plausibell is the Abel.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her younger sister, Cherry, looks up to her due to being vegan.
  • Cool Teacher: Yerdian revealed she is Legua's, who was inspired to become vegan because of her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Early in the comic, she was more sarcastic until Yerdian dropped that aspect of her in order to make her nicer.
  • Disappeared Dad: Their father left them in debt, while running off with a younger woman.
  • Dumb Blonde: Supposedly averted, since she is never treated as being wrong about anything, ever. She is also stated to be a part-time teacher, while being an excellent student when she was in school. Nonetheless accidentally comes off as one, although less in terms of being The Ditz than in terms of a sort of dogmatic willful ignorance.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The narrative of the comic depicts Brie/Plausibell as being the more responsible sibling due to her status as a vegan and is portrayed as always have the better argument for her stances, in comparison to her brother Shawn, who is seen as the foolish sibling.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Averted; she gets along well with her younger sister Cherry, presumably because Cherry is a fellow vegan.
  • Granola Girl: An animal loving vegan.
  • Happily Adopted: She was adopted into the family before Shawn and Cherry were born .
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Seen as this by the narrative. For those that don't agree with her dogmatic views, she subverts this trope.
  • Hippie Teacher: She's a teacher and avid activist for veganism.
  • Improbable Age: Before her age up, she was supposed to be 18 years old and a teacher, in addition to running her own online store.
  • Informed Attribute: Yerdian describes her as often trying to reach out to Shawn in order to help him, but he always refuses due to his pride holding him back. However, in the vegan books, it's actually shown to be the other way around. Shawn is always trying to extend a leaf and come to mutual respect of each other's lifestyles, while Plausibell rejects any opportunity, due to believing it would be condoning animal abuse. And this is portrayed as her adhering to her values, instead of being dogmatically stubborn.
    • She is also supposed to be really intelligent and excelled in school. However, in actual depiction, she's selectively ignorant about veganism, omnivorism, and human health, to the point she dismisses any information that contradicts her beliefs.
  • Informed Kindness: While she is billed as the absolute angel of sweetness and compassion, she can more accurately be described as sanctimonious, mean-spirited, and underhanded.
  • Ironic Name: Her former name, Brie, also happens to be the name of a type of cheese, a decidedly non-vegan food.
  • Irony: She supports highly misinformed material about veganism and omnivorism, while being a teacher.
  • Meaningful Name: Her new name, Plausibell, was most likely intended to invoke this. In light of her being an Author Avatar whose purpose is to spout propaganda, it comes off as quite the opposite.
  • Nice Girl: Meant to be an example of this, shown by her refusal to eat meat and her love of animals. However, she averts this for anyone who doesn't agree with the views of the comic.
  • Not So Different: Even though the narrative tries to paint her as being morally better than her "carnist" brother, Shawn, she has shown she can be just as smug and rude as him on many occasions.
  • Older Than They Look: After she is aged up, she still looks like she could still pass as a teenager.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being the most frequently appearing vegan in earlier books, she has actually stopped appearing in later Pupa Vegan books. Her younger sister instead has taken the spot that was usually reserved for her.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Frequently seen wearing one.
  • Ship Tease: Is depicted as being engaged to Rohit in one strip.
  • Sibling Rivalry: She and Shawn are often shown butting heads with each other on the issues of veganism and omnivorism. Shawn sometimes tries to troll his sister with meat-eating comments, while Brie/Plausibell decries his omnivorous diet.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Has this dynamic with Shawn. Shawn is a hardcore omnivore with a love for bacon, while Brie/Plausibell is a vocal vegan with a distaste for any kind of meat. On a character-design level—while they do have some visual elements such as blondness in common—Shawn is a spiky-haired boy who tends to dress casually, while Brie/Plausibell is a neatly-coiffed girl who seems to never wear anything except fancy dresses.
  • Sudden Name Change: Her name was changed to Plausibell in Pupa Vegan.
  • Supreme Chef: Said to love cooking and making cakes, even bringing her own homemade vegan cupcakes to school.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Invoked and downplayed; she lost her sarcastic trait due to Yerdian wanting to portray her as a nicer person, which a lot of non-extreme vegan readers think didn't really change her character.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: From a detractor's perspective, Brie/Plausibell is this to many of her loved ones, specifically Legua, Dolly, Lulu, and Cherry, with the former three going from once being tolerant of eating meat to hating any omnivore, including Shawn, who was close friends with Legua and at least got along with Dolly. Likewise with the latter, who is being raised vegan with the help of her older sister and looks up to to her.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Both names she has had don't seem to make a lot of sense. Brie is a type of cheese, and Plausibell is, ironically, a rather implausible name.
  • Women Are Wiser: She gets treated as being more rational, mature, and intelligent than her younger brother, due to being vegan.

Legua

Another frequently appearing vegan.

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Dolly

A vegan that appears about as often as Legua. She was formerly a "carnist" before becoming a vegan in the Vegventure comics, at which point she became a sympathetic character. Her sister, Diva, is still an omnivore.

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  • A-Cup Angst: Beat up Shawn back when she was an omnivore for calling her skinny and flat chested.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Has a crush on Sterk, who has been seen casually murdering people.
  • Beauty = Goodness: According to Word of God, she was made a vegan because Priya considered her too cute to be an antagonist.
  • The Bully: Supposedly bullied vegans with Shawn before she became one herself, not that we ever see this.
  • Butt-Monkey: Was this before she went vegan, and was even given this treatment for a little while after she went vegan.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Diva's Cain, since she is vegan, thus making her a protagonist in the narrative's eyes.
  • Character Development: Dolly starts out as a "carnist" character, but through spending time learning about veganism from Brie and the others, she becomes a vegan. According to any reader who doesn't agree wholeheartedly with Yerdian, this is a case of Tropes Are Not Good: After her conversion to veganism, she becomes just as self-righteous and intolerant as her friends.
  • Childhood Friends: Before Brie/Plausibell's age was retconned, she and Dolly were described as having been friends since they were kids.
  • Easy Evangelism: Averted; it took her over a year before she became vegan.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: After she became vegan, she frequently snaps at "carnist" characters for spouting in her eyes ignorant statements that are meant to refute veganism or portray vegans as hypocrites.
  • Fangirl: Implied to be one of Super Mario Bros., given the Super Mushroom clip she has on her visor.
  • Farm Boy: Gender Inverted; She used to work on their uncle's farm like her big sister, but later became vegan and became a vocal opponent of animal agriculture.
  • Genki Girl: Described as "perky" on one of her character info page. In the comic, this isn't as apparent, since the vegans are all basically carbon copies of each other.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: While Diva is an omnivore working on their uncle's farm, Dolly is a vegan that considers animal farms and omnivorism to be morally wrong.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Dolly was originally a "carnist," but later went vegan after a brief interval of fluctuating back and forth between Butt-Monkey (getting mocked by Lilith for being "merely" vegetarian or accused of "ignorance" for having no energy when her only available options were rice and ramen) and mouthpiece (stealing Shawn's mushrooms when he makes the mistake of expressing distaste for "vegan food" while eating them). This is treated like a Heel–Face Turn due to the comic's stance on omnivory, but is better defined as this trope in any other context.
  • Hot-Blooded: Even more so than Legua, she is prone to have angry outbursts and even beats up others, who get on her bad side.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She is described as being Plausibell's best friend, despite them having a 12 year age gap.
  • Pet the Dog: Even though she was responsible for getting Shawn forced into an unwinnable fight against Rohit, it's still nice to see her concerned about his well-being after said fight.
  • Smug Snake: Even after her Hazy Feel Turn, she's nearly as likely to be caught smirking as Shawn.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After becoming vegan, Dolly has become just as much of a jerk as the other vegans. A notable case is the fact that she lacks any empathy for the people who could have possibly been hurt when a bunch of calves got loose, and shows more sympathy for the escaped cattle.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: What Dolly's conversion to veganism was supposed to be seen as.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Is said to love energy drinks, though she has not been seen drinking any on screen.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink, in Dolly's case.

Mike

A sweet vegan that doesn't appear as often as Plausibell, Legua, or Dolly. She was introduced to show that being skinny wasn't a requirement for being vegan, though the fact that her obesity is blamed on her mother feeding her unhealthy non-vegan foods kind of destroys that message. Her mother Elise and her brother Tommy are both still "carnists."

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Rohit

Legua's cousin, who is a boxer and a bodybuilder. He was raised vegan by his parents and is a practicing Hindu. He is the most common recurring male vegan of the cast.

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Lilith

A cynical vegan that occasionally appears whenever the comic needs a good dash of misanthropy.

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Dashling/Dazz Ling

An infrequently appearing vegan cook.

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Raziel

A misanthropic vegan that dislikes the other vegans for being "too soft."

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Cherry

The younger sister of Brie/Plausibell and Shawn, she is a young girl being raised vegan.

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Azusa

A vegan introduced in the Pupa Vegan comics.

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Bongo's Twin

Another vegan that debuted in Pupa Vegan. His twin brother, Bongo, is an omnivore.

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Lulu

A black vegan who debuted in Pupa Vegan. She is also Shawn's ex-girlfriend.

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Bunny

A bunny suit wearing vegan who debuted in the Pupa Vegan series. Even though she is a vegan, she is considered an antagonist for being an "apologist" for non-vegans to eat meat.

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Sanc

An animal liberator that was mentioned many times beforehand in the series, before finally physically appearing in Pupa Vegan Black. He is also Lilith's brother.

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    "Carnists" 

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Shawn

The most frequently appearing "carnist." The meat loving brother of Plausibell and Cherry, his status as a hardcore meat eater in a webcomic about veganism makes him a primary antagonist. Those that hate the comic, however, tend to root for him.

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Diva

Dolly's sister, a somewhat snobbish "carnist."

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Cuntons

Yes, that's her actual name. An ugly (later upgraded to average looking) "carnist" who apparently has stalked Plausibell on the internet in an attempt to get her to quit talking about veganism, not that we ever see any evidence of this.

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Chanel

A "carnist" classmate of Legua and Dolly that appeared in Vegventures and has since dissappeared from the comic.

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Elise

Mike and Tommy's mother who has raised them on unhealthy junkfood, which has made them overweight and have self-esteem problems.

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  • Hypocrite: Doesn't allow Rohit's cat to eat a burger (citing it's unhealthy for it), but feeds it to her son.
  • Maternally Challenged: Downplayed. While she is a nice person, she still fed her children an unhealthy diet.

Tommy

Mike's younger brother, who is overweight and is addicted to junkfood due to his mother's irresponsible caregiving.

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  • Big Eater: He eats of lot of processed food that contributes to his weight.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father isn't mentioned anywhere.
  • Fat Slob: See his entry for Gonk and Big Eater.
  • Gonk: In contrast with his sister, his heftiness is depicted as grotesque; he's wider than he's tall, shapeless, gelatinous-looking, and has a nose resembling a pig's snout.
  • Momma's Boy: He's very coddled by his mother, as a result eats whatever she gives him.
  • Nice Hat: He is shown wearing a propeller hat.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He shares his sister's heftiness and love of junk food.

"Glasses Carnist"

An omnivore character, who appears in Pupa Vegan. She wears glasses and a tag on her head that says something differently in each book. She is often seen throwing tantrums when arguing with the vegans.

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  • Ascended Extra: When she first appeared she was first seen with a crowd straw omnivores arguing against Sonia Sae feeding her fennec fox vegan food, then being put into a meat grinder by Sterk. While the other lesser detailed vegans never show up again, she keeps on making appearances.
  • Back from the Dead: After being unceremoniously dumped into a meat grinder, she is seen in future comics no worse for the wear.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She regularly wears glasses and is an omnivore, which makes her automatically "evil" in the comic's point of view.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a hairclip that says something different in each book she appears.
  • Manchild: She's constantly portrayed as throwing tantrums like a little kid when she is arguing with the the vegan characters.
  • No Name Given: She isn't given a name. One Fan Nickname given to her was "Weeb", when in Pupa Vegan Yellow she wore a hairclip that said "Weeb" on it.
  • Otaku: Assuming her previous "Weeb" hairclip accurately describes her and isn't just an insulting title given to her by Priya.

Bongo

An omnivore that started appearing in Pupa Vegan Yellow. Has an as of yet unnamed vegan twin brother.

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"Nadia" Bindiya

A deeply spiritualistic omnivore.

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Uncle Pimples

Diva and Dolly's uncle, who owns a dairy farm and is dressed up as a pimp.He appeared infrequently in the Vegan Artbook series.

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  • Adult Fear: His wife and child are killed in front of his eyes, just because The Sociopath he was talking to wanted to make a cruel point to him about it being okay to slaughter animals, since they are treated like family.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Depending how evil you actually see him, he still had a wife and child that he cared for and was distraught when Sterk killed them to make a cruel point. Not to mention the fact that he seems to have a good relationship with Diva, since she is said (not shown) to work on his farm.
  • Evil Uncle: From the the lenses of the series, he's this to Dolly, who is a vegan. This is subverted for Diva, who is still an omnivore and works on his farm.
  • Pimp Duds: Is dressed as a pimp in the series, in order to portray the dairy industry as comparable to sexual exploitation.
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Sterk

An edgelord loner found hanging out with the vegans. His only friend is Legua, which makes sense, since he has a nasty violent streak. He stopped appearing starting with the Vegventures comics. After being gone for so long, he was brought back by Yerdian in "Pupa Vegan", due to a voting contest that was held.

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Scourge

A Grim Reaper like figure, who appeared in "Vegventures". He's supposed to be the incarnation of the meat industry.

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  • Anthropomorphic Personification: He's meant to represent the meat industry, and all of it's "supposed" evils.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Being a straw incarnation of the meat industry, he openly revels in talking about how much he loves abusing animals and brainwashing people to be omnivores from childhood.
  • The Corrupter: Playing to the series' stance on children being raised as omnivores, Scourge is portrayed as corrupting them into eating meat.
  • Evil Gloating: He gleefully boasts usual straw omnivore talking points in order to betray him as a villain.
  • The Grim Reaper: It's even lampshaded by Brie/Plausibell in his first appearance.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's said to be around for centuries. Justified since animal agriculture has been a thing since man became civilized.

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