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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 (which has been retconned to being a vegan food business).
  • 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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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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Older Bongo

Another vegan that debuted in Pupa Vegan. He used to be an omnivore when he was younger, but later converted to veganism. He and his younger self are inexplicably shown together in the series.

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Lulu

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

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  • Big Eater: She is shown munching on a giant dragonfruit in Pupa Vegan Black 467.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While not as bad as Legua and Plausibell, she still has a particularly questionable moment where she tried to ruin her ex's relationship with a Legua, because she thought she was protecting her.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even though she shares the usual extremist beliefs of the other vegans, she is visibly disturbed by Raziel's violent actions.
  • Kick the Dog: Her mentioned attempts to break up Legua and Shawn was a low move for her, even though she claims she did in the name of protecting the former.
  • Only Sane Woman: In Pupa Vegan Black, where she gets to share the spotlight with people like Raziel. She spends a good chunk of time being horrified by the other characters' actions.
  • Relationship Sabotage: She tried to break up Legua and Shawn when they were together, because she felt she was trying to protect her.
  • Sassy Black Woman: She's a black vegan, who can ditch often ditches out snappy remarks to non-vegans and "apologist" vegans.
  • Token Minority: She is currently the only black character.
  • We Used to Be Friends: She used to be Shawn's girlfriend, until she was influenced by his sister to become vegan and dumped him, due to his "toxic" behavior regarding her choice.

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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Sonia Sae

The Fictional Counterpart of the real Sonia Sae, who made her pet fennec, Jumanji, become vegan.

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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/Maura Clemmons

Used to be named Cuntons, but became a straight up Fictional Counterpart of Maura Clemmons- a woman that was allegedly accused of stalking the author. 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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  • Arch-Enemy: To Plausibell and later the author, when she just became a straight up Fictional Counterpart.
  • The Bus Came Back: After not appearing for a while, a silhouette of what looks like Cuntons/Clemmons shows up in a strip that talks about Yerdian's encounter with trolls and her alleged stalker. Given the story behind the very existence of the character (suffice to say that a Wounded Gazelle Gambit was involved), this was likely deliberate.
  • Country Matters: It's right in her former name, no doubt put there by a salty Priya.
  • Cruella to Animals: Wears a hat made of a wolf's head because she irrationally hates wolves.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: She has bad skin, discolored and bucktoothed teeth, jaundiced eyes, an odd nose, and a potbelly. The discoloring, bad skin, and weight are implied to be the result of eating meat; her nose and buckteeth can't be attributed to that, so they're more likely just products of Yerdian's spite. However, see below for Progressively Prettier, where she becomes less hard on the eyes.
  • Fat Girl: The third fattest character in her predesign, and implied to be that way due to her omnivorous diet. She slims down a bit in her official debut in Pupa Vegan.
  • Fat Slob: Did you think being an overweight "carnist" would be shown in a positive light in the freaking ''Vegan Art Book? However, when she is reintroduced into the series, she has slimmed down quite a bit.
  • Fictional Counterpart: Originally thought to just be based on Maura, she is revealed to have been upgraded to this when she is no longer called Cuntons and just her real life version's name.
  • For the Evulz: The only reason given for why she supposedly hates wolves.
  • Gonk: See the above entry on Evil Makes You Ugly.
  • Hate Sink: No doubt intended to be one. Ironically, she's actually become a bit of an Ensemble Dark Horse to the webcomic's critics.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Loves cats, even though she's never seen with one on-screen. Since we can't have a sympathetic "carnist" anywhere in the Vegan Art Book, this is twisted to make her a hypocritical specieist.
  • Meaningful Name: Her former fictional counterpart's last name was supposed to be an accurate description of her character, unless one actually believes in Yerdian's account.
  • Nice Hat: Regardless of its origins, that wolf head hat looks pretty darn badass.
  • Progressively Prettier: When she finally made her official debut in Pupa Vegan, she had lost her acne, odd eyes, and pot belly.
  • Running Gag: A new running gag with her is her trying to disprove Yerdian's credibility with weak substance, which is based on real (but distorted) arguments commonly seen against her.
  • Sudden Name Change: In the Pupa Veg books, she was changed from Cuntons to her real life counterpart's name.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: According to her earlier character profiles, she stalked and hacked Brie/Plausibell in order to stop her vegan activism. However, none of this is shown in comic, and it comes off as an Informed Flaw. When she's later introduced as the Fictional Counterpart of Priya's alleged stalker, she focuses her attentions on her.
  • Unfortunate Name: Before she became a Fictional Counterpart of Clemmons, she was referred to by the aforementioned Cuntons.

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 junk food, 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.

Alice Natanya Moore

The fictional depiction of Alice Natanya Moore, who led an online campaign against Sonia Sae for putting Jumaji the Fennec Fox on a vegan diet. 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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  • Arch-Enemy: To Sonia Sae, based on the real feud between them.
  • Beauty = Goodness: In contrast with how cute the fictional counterpart of Sonia Sae is depicted, Alice's is much more kiddish and plain.
  • Back from the Dead: After being unceremoniously dumped into a meat grinder, she is seen in future comics no worse for the wear.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Just like with Shawn and the other vegans, she is automatically treated as being wrong because she's non-vegan. Her campaign against Sonia Sae is treated as vicious slander based on baseless claims of abuse, when she has good reasons to be concerned about someone feeding a carnivorous animals a vegan diet, which could potentially put their health at risk.
  • Evil Is Petty: The "supposed" reason for her campaign again Sonia Sae is she lost an argument about veganism against her. Due the narrative's moral stance, this makes her an example of this trope.
  • Fictional Counterpart: She's an unflattering caricature of the real Alice Natanya Moore.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She regularly wears glasses and is an omnivore, which makes her automatically "evil" in the comic's point of view.
  • Malicious Slander: In her character page in Pupa Vegan Purple, she is described as spreading "fake news" against Sonia Sae for abusing her pet Jumanji by feeding him a vegan diet, just to get back at her for losing an argument about veganism.
  • Manchild: She's constantly portrayed as throwing tantrums like a little kid when she is arguing with the the vegan characters.
  • Otaku: Assuming her previous "Weeb" hairclip accurately describes her and isn't just an insulting title given to her by Priya.

Younger Bongo

He is the younger version of the present Bongo.

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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 its "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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