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Major characters in Rusty and Co:
Three stalwart adventurers who decided that this life was better than sticking around in the dungeon.
- Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny: Parodied. It's implied all of the main trio suffer from this.
- Monster Adventurers: The whole starting concept of the webcomic.
The charismatic Mimic is, despite the title, the main character.
- Chest Monster
- A Dog Named "Dog"
- Face Palm: No, Mimic has neither face nor palm. Yes, he can still facepalm nonetheless.
- Glamour Failure: Mimic's lips are visible regardless of his form.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Parodied with Mimic: both angels advise him to do the exact same thing, just phrasing it differently. He even lampshades it, saying "Aren't you two supposed to disagree?"
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Of all people, Mimic has one.
- Medium Awareness
- Only Sane Man: Well, Only Sane Mimic.
- Speechbubbles Interruption: Mimic has a tendency to do this. Or to have it done to him, alternatively.
An absurdly cute rust monster whose favorite line is "Eat [metallic object]?"
- Big Eater: Of anything metallic.
- Extreme Omnivore: As long as it's metal, Rusty will want to eat it. At least he (usually) asks first...
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: "Eat X?" where X is some metallic item. It's also about the only thing that Rusty says.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer: "Eat X" is Rusty's solution to about every problem.
The silent yet deadly Gelatinous Cube
- Big Damn Heroes: Twice, for now.
- Big Eater
- Blob Monster
- A Dog Named "Dog"
- Le Parkour: Mimic claims Cube knows this. It's not like there's any other explanation how he ended up suspended between two buildings, several stories in the air.
- The Speechless: Justified because, well, it's a gelatinous cube.
- Stripped to the Bone: Cube's victims.
Every level thus far has featured an female character who connects and adventures with them. After the first three, the girls also started reappearing.
- Action Girl: All of them.
A human monk (with a few levels in Dungeonmaster's Girlfriend), the princess is anything but a damsel in distress.
- Anti-Heroine (Type IV): She smokes, wears revealing clothes, is greedy, loves a wight, and has no qualm at all beating up a bunch of mind-controlled innocent bystanders.
- Badass Princess: Natch.
- Bare-Fisted Monk
- Bare Your Midriff
- Distressed Damsel: Subverted, naturally. The Princess is actually very good at combat.
- Dungeonmaster's Girlfriend: She claims to have taken a level (or more) in this "VERY obscure and VERY powerful prestige class" when she was imprisoned.
- Everyone Calls Her Princess: Her real name has not yet been given.
- Girl Meets Wight
- The Ladette
- Multicolored Hair: Purple with a blonde lock.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: She really should take off her hat first.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The Princess goes on one (and later almost refers to it as such by name) after her wight boyfriend is turned by a cleric or necromancer.
- Smoking Is Cool
Madeline the Paladin
A human paladin, who makes up for her lack of intelligence with superior fighting ability... most of the time.
- Badass Adorable
- Bob Haircut
- Crush Blush: Talking of Derek the Cleric.
- Detect Evil: Through smell.
- The Ditz
- Improbable Weapon User: Madeline's hoe. Later the same gnome who sold her that offers for sale a +1 Trident (a.k.a. a rake). And the next time Madeline appears, she wields a spade. But then, she can kick butt with both of them.
- Lawful Stupid
- Modesty Shorts: Madeline is sensibly wearing (anachronistic) biker shorts under her leather skirt.
- Prophecies Rhyme All the Time
- Shovel Strike: Madeline's weapon of choice in Level 6.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: Madeline shows us how it's done in the page image for this trope.
- Sticks to the Back: Madeline's hoe.
An elven bard who was raised by barbarians.
- Blinding Bangs: While mingling with the Pixie Chicks.
- Chekhov's Skill: Roxanne is seen whittling an axe handle and a pointer stick/drawing stylus. Later in the chapter, she combines her massive Whittling score with her Bard class to make a dog whistle in the middle of a pack of gnolls.
- Music for Courage: To the complaints of her companions.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Spoony Bard: Averted; she might be a bard but still is a force to be reckoned with.
- Wandering Minstrel
A cheerful halfling rogue, who likes treasure.
An overeager human wizard, who works as a law enforcement official for the Princess. Easily excitable.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Prestige Perkins, practiced practitioner of practical prestidigitation.
- Alliterative Name / Meaningful Name
- Fireballs: Prestige, being at least a level 5 wizard, can cast one, but prefers to save it for big fights.
- Genki Girl
- Oh My Gods
- Paper-Thin Disguise: It's her ability to fake an illithid's smell that helps pull this off.
- Sassy Black Woman
- Squishy Wizard