Grief Song: I Miss You by Blink 182 started out as a song Courtney and her liked to listen to together whenever they were apart from each other. It became this when Courtney disappeared with the song in the background. Given all that, its easy to see why it became her weakness.
When the two sisters listened to "I Miss You," they'd sing along, Courtney taking the first verse and Jade taking the second. When you hear or read the lyrics with Calamity's corruption and the associated nightmares in mind, it becomes a strange sort of Foreshadowing:
Where are you?/And I'm so sorry/I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight/I need somebody and always/This sick strange darkness/Comes creeping on, so haunting every time
Meaningful Name: Delancey is the last name of Discords voice actor, although his is spelled deLancie.
Redemption Demotion: Justified, because using the same amount of power she did at the height of her corruption would bring the darkness crashing back. This also applies to her outfit its hard to argue that jeans and converse are cooler than a prom dress with sparkles, like, all the time.
Morality Pet: He helps keep Jade in check, although to a far lesser extent than during Oregon. One by choice, in many ways, as hes had multiple opportunities to leave without the danger of Jade following him.
Dark and Troubled Past: As a server at a Newcago casino catering to Epics, his past definitely has its share of trauma, as he essentially had a terrible customer service job taken Up to Eleven.
Fashionable Evil: He prefers relatively nice suits and keeps his hair neat. This might be somewhat of an issue with Taya, as its unlikely their fashion sense aligns.
Good Thing You Can Heal: His host was poisoned by another Epic. Without his powers, hed have died again, although the good part of this trope is somewhat questionable. And by somewhat questionable, we mean absolutely false.
Serial Rapist: Never actually shown, but very heavily implied if not outright confirmed.
Survival Mantra: The meta-mantra "And then Nighthound died," repeated by players whenever he topped himself with yet another crime against humanity, is sadly no longer effective, now that some geniusmade that motivator.
Sexy Backless Outfit: It serves the dual purpose of making her look sexy and actually providing a function: keeping her shirt from being torn off every time she uses her full power in a fight. Not that she minds the latter too much, its more that shed rather not have to get a new shirt every time she gets into a fight.
Successful Sibling Syndrome: Her jealousy over her sisters perceived success spiraled into obsessive levels even before gaining Epic powers.
Being Evil Sucks: Its complicated. The more evil they act, the more theyre reminded of their past trauma.
Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Subverted. Being tortured traumatized them to the point where Calamity could make them an Epic, but they only turned evil thanks to the corruption that caused.
Big Eater: Played for laughs at first, but its slowly revealed their eating habits are the result of an eating disorder.
Bishie Sparkle: This happens to them near constantly whenever someone in their age range realizes thyre there.
Book Dumb: They were kidnapped in first grade, meaning they dont have that much of a formal education. Still, theyre precocious and learned to read from the handful of comic book pages they managed to keep safe. The fact one of these comics was Deadpool helped lead to their somewhat unusual sense of humor.
Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Them. A butterfly lands on Agors mangled corpse and they see one when passing out of Florida, marking the point where they gained their powers.
Color Motif: All sorts of colors, but particularly violet purple, are associated with them while theyre happy, but a complete void of color means theyre broken.
Conveniently an Orphan: Averted. Most of their family is alive, although they think theyre dead because Agor said he killed them.
Crazy Enough to Work: Most of their schemes and, given their status as a joke character, they usually work. Usually.
Cute and Psycho: Well, the cute part is a matter of opinion, but the psycho definitely isnt. If you hurt their friend or are their friend and try to leave them, they WILL go into rage mode. Needless to say, a pissed off reality warper is more than slightly terrifying.
Dark and Troubled Past: They were kidnapped as a child by Agor, only being freed when the building they were held in is destroyed and hes brutally killed during Crimsons Rending.
Disease Bleach: Their hair turned white during their kidnapping, before they used their powers to keep their hair a constantly shifting kaslediscope. Theyre willing to turn their hair any color or combination of colors except black their original color- and white -the color forced upon them by circumstance.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: They dont tell anyone their full past without heavily editing it because they hate being pitied. When they reveal the truth to Liam, they expect him to pity or hate them because of past experiences.
Their manipulated flashbacks are colorful, while the honest ones are washed out.
White eyes when sad, purple ones when normal.
Ever shifting hair that goes every color but black or white at their whim if happy, completely pale when not.
Their colorful clothes grow increasingly washed out until theyre completely white the sadder they get. The world around them fades as well, slower than their clothes, while white roses bloom around them
Cloudcuckoolander: Their attention span is as short as they are, and they arent very tall.
Even Evil Has Standards: They might (surprisingly frequently) kill people, but its not out of bigotry. They also dont torture people, but thats less about having standards and more about unresolved trauma.
Friendless Background: They probably had some before they were kidnapped, but they cant remember any of them. After they became an Epic, Arabella was their only friend and became a mother figure, but she was killed. Once she died, Kokichis methods of making friends only got weirder and more eccentric, turning people away from them while most people seemingly willing to befriend them only wanted their power. Liam is their first friend in a long time.
Gender-Blender Name: Somewhat unusually, their original name, Atsuki, was one but the name they chose is actually masculine.
Giving Up the Ghost: Whenever someone is shocked around them. Sometimes this actually results in the person dying, though usually only if Kokichi intends them to.
Hair Decorations: When their hair is purple, they add pure gold clips to accent it.
Height Angst: Played for Laughs. They don't actually mind it that much, but over reacting to the relatively common comments about their heights can give them the ability to drop kick people into the sun. Or, as they like to say, 'yeet them into space.'
Kaleidoscope Hair: Colors revealed so far include, in universe chronology-wise: Black, white, blue&orange, and purple&gold.
Older Than They Look: Epics age slowly, and they already act childish. Taken to the extreme during moments of BSOD. They also think theyre younger than they are due to being kidnapped when they were young.
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: They're an incredibly powerful, albeit vulnerable, Epic, and they're barely five feet tall.
Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: Although most of their scars were healed when they gained their powers, the butterfly that Agor carved into their back, more specifically the middle of their shoulder blades, with a sharp knife hasnt faded a bit, a physical representation of their weakness and biggest PTSD trigger.
Please Don't Leave Me: Their lack of respect for personal space starts out played for laughs, but as Kokichi opens up to Liam, they start to beg him not to leave them.
Power Incontinence: Usually theyve got pretty good control over their reality warping, but given its an emotion based power, their moments of BSOD translate into them completely losing their physical ability to fight back, as their strength requires them being able to joke.
Reaction Shot: Their power makes these literallly occur around them.
Reality Warper: Their power, though its limited to making the word around them seem like an anime.
Shed the Family Name: Theyll be taken by surprise if called Atsuki but not violently. The only reason they got rid of their first name as well was because people might connect the dots with their last one, which they hate because Chiyou means butterfly in Japanese.
Slasher Smile: Sometimes they kill people. This doesnt ever effect their usually fun smile.
Sweet Tooth: Their diet consists of 90% candy and 10% soda.
Sympathetic Murderer: They wouldnt kill with the exception of Agor if given the opportunity - without Calamitys influence, but they would still be emotionally broken and traumatized.
Trauma Button: Being chained up. Getting them that way is incredibly difficult due to their reality warping powers, but theyre very unlikely to be able to break themselves out without an inspiration speech to motivate them.
Troll: They introduce themself to Liam by jumping onto their moving van, unlocking the door by slamming through the glass window to reach the handle, and swinging in through the open door in order to mess with him. Their first words are, I call shotgun! And I have a shotgun. Which they do.
Troubled, but Cute: If youre fine with their bright colors, theyre actually pretty adorable, but their upbeat aesthetic conceals a bad case of post traumatic stress disorder masked by them repressing their memories, using their powers to make it seem like their past was lighter than it was.
Hates Being Alone: In addition to loneliness-related past trauama, this is the only thing that can permanently kill him.
Pragmatic Villainy: Epoch frequently uses legitimate means to further evil/selfish ends, in part because his weakness encourages him to do so. Generally plays the part of a reasonable authority figure, albeit a self-interested one.
Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Defied. The very first thing Epoch did after gaining time manipulation powers was find various ways to get filthy rich using said powers.
Sorry to Interrupt: Blank when they accidentally black out the city, including the fight scene
Applied Phlebotinum: She has a motivator, a piece of technology made to replicate the powers of an Epic, in her pocket, which she unintentionally gives to MV.
Dark and Troubled Past: She used to live in Houston with her cell. Then it, and everyone inside, was Obliterated. Before that, her boyfriend [[became an Epic and tried to kill her]], which relates to how she ended up joining the Reckoners.
Despair Event Horizon: When everyone she knows is killed, she ends up wandering the Fractured States and coming up with arbitrary goals to complete.
Doomed Hometown: While her hometown (Edmonton) isn't destroyed, the town she had more emotional attachment to (Houston) was.
Heroic BSoD: She goes into this easily, usually when she fails and particularly when someone close to her dies.
Small Girl, Big Gun: While she's about average height, the rifle she wields is much larger than the SKS that was the inspiration for it; it's more than half her height, and she uses it as a walking stick.
Superpower Meltdown: Played with. Nicroburst's power forcefully activates and overcharges the abilities of other Epics. This can be to the Epic's advantage, or it can be this, like when Mac tried to capture him and got reduced to a skeleton.