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Characters from the Visual Novel We Know the Devil.

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Group West

One-third of Group West. She is the one excluded in the Blue ending.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Neptune is darker than the other characters, but her ethnicity is never referenced.
  • Bad Black Barf: In her devil form she spews some kind of black bile or water.
  • Deadpan Snarker: How she expresses herself.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Said almost verbatim by her after the kids contact god.
  • Ill Girl: Subverts most of the trope - she keeps it to herself and lashes out when anybody shows pity to her, and it's a major part of her prickliness. She's ultimately cured in the True Ending, leaving her sickness behind with her old body.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Her condition isn't named, but this is the most visible symptom.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She curses up a storm and is the resident "mean girl." Underneath her tough exterior, though, it's hinted that she cares about Jupiter and Venus.
    Neptune is very kind or possibly super mean and hates us. But that's okay. She's really funny.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: She's constantly on her phone.

One-third of Group West. She is the one excluded in the Red ending.
  • Abusive Parents: It's implied her mother is, at the least, emotionally abusive.
  • Broken Ace: Jupiter excels at sports and schoolwork, always ends up being the leader, and is seen as cool even by Group South. However, she has serious issues with self loathing, unable to deal with the unrealistic expectations everyone else has for her. This is even noted in the Red Ending:
    Neptune: What are we going to do, fight over which of us hates ourselves more?
  • Dramatic Necklace Removal: She snaps the hairband around her wrist when she gets agitated, and the hairband breaks when she's possessed.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: In her possessed form.
  • Self-Harm: It's implied, though not directly stated, that she self harms or has in the past, as snapping a bracelet is a common substitute for a desire to self harm when people cannot do so in public or are quitting.
  • Stepford Smiler: As discussed by Neptune and Venus.
    Neptune: She's like an ascetic monk at not giving a shit.
    Neptune: Ugh of course she's cool. She's all half smile and 'ah, sorry,' and no one bugs her about anything ever. Do you not kinda hate that she's so cool?
    Venus: Why? I wish I could be like that.
    Neptune: Because it's fake! No one is that invincible. If it hurts you should say so!

One-third of Group West. She is the one excluded in the Yellow ending.
  • Animesque: Venus, whose larger eyes stand out as a contrast to Neptune and Jupiter. This is especially pronounced in the Yellow ending.
  • Apologizes a Lot: So much so that if you pair up Neptune and Venus for truth or dare, Neptune dares Venus not to say sorry for the rest of the night - and Venus apologizes again within thirty seconds.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Neptune calls Venus out as searching other people for some vague meaning that she can't define. It turns out she was grappling with gender dysphoria and hadn't come to terms with it yet.
  • Extreme Doormat: Though she does have moments where she stands up for herself, often bolstered by the efforts of Neptune and Jupiter.
    Venus can smile and laugh nervously through anything, and the rest of us are invisible for as long as we can endure the secondhand embarrassment.
  • Eye Motifs: Eyes are a big part of her symbolism, representing her desire to be seen for who she is, among other things.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She has a tendency to say mean things about people, while still acting very submissive and shy.
  • Ironic Name: Venus is seemingly the only male character despite being named after a goddess. Subverted with the reveal that Venus is trans, making her name function more as foreshadowing.
  • Transgender: She is depicted as being trans, but not necessarily at a point where she's sorted out her feelings or even admitted it to herself. In-universe, the characters and game use male pronouns for her, except after she gets possessed by the devil or in the true ending.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Played with in regards to Venus, and discussed by the other two. Venus self-admittedly believes things other people say on purpose, and has trouble realizing others' intentions. However, in some routes she reveals a surprising awareness of how unfair things are.

Biblical Beings

God, who communicates with humanity via the radio.
  • God Is Evil: Or at least an oppressive, stifling presence. His voice is described as "every boy you're afraid of talking at once." At the very least, his followers (ie the Bonfire Captain) aren't good people, and all endings (except for the 'true' ending, where the girls don't follow the rules) end up hurting someone in some way.
  • The Voice: He is only ever heard over the radio and never appears in person.

    The Devil 
The titular Devil who wants to possess one or more of the protagonists.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The devil is referred to mostly as "he" throughout the story, but "she" and "it" are also used on occasion.
  • Satan is Good: The devil's voice is described as "smoke and honey." She's very honest about the flaws of siding with her, but all she wants is to ease everyone's pain. Also, while God only allows two people in his world, there's always more room in hell.


    Group South 
Another group of Summer Scouts who don't like Group West.
  • Alpha Bitch: All three of them. They do everything at camp perfectly, love to harass Venus, and are very popular. However, as discussed by Venus and Jupiter, the other camp goers may not even particularly like them; they just don't want to get on Group South's bad side.

    Bonfire Captain 
The camp director.

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