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Whateley Academy

Team Kimba

Toni Chandler (Chaka)

Nikki Reilly (Fey)

Hank Declan (Lancer)

Jade Sinclair (Generator)

  • Abusive Parent: Her father.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten Tennyo. Jade will kill you.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Beware the Silly Ones
  • The Chick
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She has her moments.
  • Crazy Awesome: 'Radioactive Condor Girl!'
  • Deal with the Devil: she has a demon mark from the Star Stalker, and its implied this has something to do her new regeneration ability. Interestingly neither Jade nor Tennyo know about this, though Sara has figured it out and told Fey. The upshot is that she'll literally do anything for Tennyo, to the point that she's thought that if Tennyo killed her the thing she'd be most worried about is making sure Tennyo didn't feel guilty.
  • Flanderization: Her love of Hello Kitty.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She's pretending to be one.
  • Grand Theft Me: a variant when Tansy used her avatar powers to steal one of the copies of Jade. Since she can cast herself into living things as well, it's likely that she could also do this to people.
  • Happy Fun Ball: Her Kitty Compact. Shroud is also somewhere between this and Swiss Army Weapon: she looks like a girl, who suddenly sprouts chains blades and liquid nitrogen.
  • Healing Factor: She gets this from Tennyo -or rather, the Star Stalker- while they're inside the BIT-Splicer together. Along with a demon mark from Tenyo that neither of them know about.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Thuban, who usually looks like a humanoid dragon. As she will readily tell you, his scales are soft when they kiss.
  • Japanese Honorifics: She uses these sometimes, addressing Tennyo as 'Onee-Sama' for instance, or Chaka as 'Chaka-sempai'.
  • Kawaiiko
  • Killer Rabbit: She's turned Tennyo's toy cabbit into this.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Towards Thuban.
  • Missing Mom
  • Nigh Invulnerable: as Shroud, or any of her other combat bodies. She's only vulnerable to Avatars and Psionic attacks.
  • Older Than They Look
  • Pronoun Trouble: That's what happens when you can have up to five of you at once, in various bodies.
  • Puppy Dog Eyes
  • The Runaway
  • Sociopathic Hero: She's displayed some worrying tendencies towards this. Overlaps with Creepy Child at times.
    • To clarify, most characters who have had to kill someone were upset about it to Heroic BSOD levels. Jade has killed dozens of people using a telekinetic lawnmower blade, by literally chewing through them in Killer Rabbit mode, and by raising an army of telekinetic zombies. And...she's fine with it. She also has a rather worrying fondness for weaponry and routinely carries dozens of varieties of high explosives.
    • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Most of her odd behaviour is played for laughs.
  • Spanner in the Works: Most notably in "Christmas Elves".
  • Tagalong Kid: She's actually the same age as most of the others, but naturally comes across as one of these, especially since she lacks raw power and usually plays supporting roles in combat (not counting her 'other selves' like Shroud, since they pretend that they're completely separate beings).
  • Technical Pacifist: Also referred to as 'NRA pacifism': She alternates between wearing a pacifist armband and an ultraviolent armband. Randomly. Her point is that you should avoid violence whenever you can. But if you can't, deploy overwhelming force. She considers it Mama Bear training.
  • Transsexual

Billie Wilson (Tennyo)

Ayla Goodkind (Phase)

  • All of the Other Reindeer: A huge number of people ostracise him for being a Goodkind, or for being intersexed.
    • 'Ayla and the Mad Scientist' has even more people ostracise him after rumours spread that he personally kicked Chou off the team.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Benevolent Boss
  • Blue Blood
  • Break the Haughty: His origin story.
  • Characterization Marches On: A variation. There's the Ayla before Diane Castle started writing for him and the Ayla after. Chronologically though, they exist simultaneously, due to the fact that the Diane Castle version is basically a Retcon via Alternate Character Interpretation.
  • Chivalrous Pervert
  • Crazy Prepared: He tries, though it doesn't always work.
  • Crimefighting with Cash
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: As an appearance trope, it's more suited to pre-Diane Ayla, who was characterized by a 'punk' look.
  • Fallen Princess
  • First-Person Smartass
  • Food Porn: A big part of his stories.
  • Green Eyes: Though the 'spitfire' aspect of this trope mostly applies to pre-Diane Ayla.
  • Guile Hero
  • Heroic BSOD: In "Ayla and the Tests".
  • Honor Before Reason: While he's a really reasonable person, sometimes he goes off on tangents.
  • I Have No Son: His parents disown him after he manifests.
    • His siblings (minus Heather) still care about him, though.
  • Intangible Man
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Mutants are dangerous, do a lot of damage and need to be curtailed in certain cases. While the methods of curtailing need close examination and refinement, Ayla's not wrong when he says that the Knights of Purity are a needed force.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Has incredibly harsh things to say about his sister's choice to transition. About five minutes later he takes off the jumpsuit he was imprisoned in and finds out he's on the same path.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Walking through objects? How boring. Being able to disintegrate matter by phasing back to solid within it? Not boring! Being able to fry electricity and knock people out by being partially solid? Definitely not boring! Being tough enough to slough off most attacks? Really not boring! Being able to trash the BI Ts of Exemplars and Shifters and turn them into monsters? Argh!
  • Never Live It Down: Fireball. Phase turned her into a monster by trashing her BIT (accidentally), and keeps thinking about it despite the fact that he never intended to do it and despite the number of Exemplars he did the same thing to, none of them got their BI Ts trashed.
    • He likes Brass Monkey (an alternative band) that the majority of other characters hate. They never stop bitching at him about it.
    • When he was a child, he donated millions of dollars to the MCO and supported Emil Hammond, believing that the doctor was a good guy who was being slandered by a lot of people with a grudge. Ayla found out the truth, and now he won't stop beating himself up for it- despite repeatedly being told by his friends that nobody would blame a kid for donating money to a cause that his parents told him was right.
  • The One Guy: Him and Hank, but Hank is the only one who actually looks male.
  • Pride Before a Fall
  • Pronoun Trouble: Other people are forever calling Ayla "she/her", even after being told he's not.
  • Properly Paranoid
  • Self-Deprecation: Ayla constantly puts himself down, especially in the field of fighting- the rest of Team Kimba are so good he feels he's at a major disadvantage. Never mind the fact that he beat Chaka, nearly beat Lancer, beat Tennyo, and has managed to either win, get even if he didn't win, or get out of every fight he's been in. He's also one of the most potentially destructive members of Team Kimba.
  • The Smart Guy
  • Straight Man
  • Teen Genius
  • Uncle Pennybags: He thinks nothing of spending money on his friends (when they allow it), or on anything he sees as a good cause. Justified, especially after 'Ayla and the Birthday Brawl', when he's the richest teenager on the planet minus some who are going to inherit fortunes.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Semi-intentionally. He's got a pretty good opinion of the Goodkinds and their works, but canon has proven that they definitely aren't what Phase thinks they are- and he knows it. Take everything he says about them with a grain of salt. It's justified because they are his family, and he's only spent about a year discovering the differences.
  • Utility Belt
  • The White Prince

Chou Lee (Bladedancer)

Friends of Team Kimba

Bunny Cormick (Bugs)

Elena Neva Natividad Amicella Lucita Obregon (Riptide/"Rip")

Vanessa Jackson (Vox)

Lily Turner (Wallflower)

Molly Harrington (Gateway)

Ambassador Rythax

Other Poe Residents

Kendall Forbes (Beltane/"Belle")

Marty Penn (Mega-Girl)

"Jay-Jay" Jendleschmidt (Scrambler)

Elaine Fleischer (Delta Spike)

  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Hollywood Nerd: Dressed up like a Type 2 in an attempt to look more professional for the Weapons Fair. Phase lampshaded the whole concept and speculated that she'd draw in a larger crowd if she just wore her super-suit.
  • Hot Scientist
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, every time she blows something up. Phase doesn't want to fund her because of this.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Happens a lot with her. Her creations are known for going spectacularly wrong, earning her the nickname "Explosion Queen" around the Workshop.

Sara's Pack

Sara Waite (Carmilla) aka The Kellith

Chad Wilson / Merry Powell / Paige & Petra Donner (Circuit Breaker)

Jamie Carson (Heyoka)

Erin Wynguard (Feral)

Outcast Corner

Joseph Turner (Jericho)

Jack Carlyle (Razorback)

Sandra/Ryan Carter (Diamondback)

  • Berserk Button: Sharisha insulting Chaka and Fey and carelessly outing them in the process was enough to make her cross the room and slap her before either of the other two could pull themselves together enough to react.
  • The Empath
  • Fetish: She is one, much to her displeasure, as she's been approached by guys who were only interested in her for being a snake-woman.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Shrinking Violet: When it comes to singing in public.
  • Snake People
  • Split Personality: Ryan and Sandra both cooperate, and claim that it's more like a "dual processor" than an actual case of this trope. However, they do have notably different mannerisms.
  • Teen Genius

Caitlin Bardue (Eldritch)

The Bad Seeds

"Okay. We’re the kids of some of the biggest villains in the world. Wealth and power undreamt of by mortal man. And so far our ambitions include solving roommate problems, patent development, the possible destruction of the world, and covering the campus in concrete to turn it into a giant skate park."
Jadis, "The Bad Seeds"

Jadis Diabolik (She-Beast)

Jobe Wilkins

  • Affably Evil: Sometimes. He may be one of the least likeable people on campus, but he does try, in his own condescending way, to be polite and reasonable. Of course, since he's lacking in empathy, his good intentions are seldom well-received.

 Ayla: You think that he’d try to cheat me and screw me over?

Jadis: No, I think that he would screw you over in complete honesty and sincerity.

Malachi "Mal" Diabolik (Techno-Devil)

Jean-Armand St. Michel-du Chantraine (Nephandus)

Nathan Thurston (Thrasher)

Katrina "Kate" Margya Joszinya Tvardowski (Nacht)

Romeo LaClavar (Rosethorn)

Marian Kilgareth-Donnehammer (Winter)

Victor Alexander Maria Stieglitz-Von Maas (Cheese)

Lindsay Fellows (Dragonrider)

  • The Beast Master
  • The Ingenue
  • Moe
  • Token Good Teammate: While the Bad Seeds are not (for the most part) actually bad people, she's the only one that would never be mistaken as the villainous sort. This is partially due to her sweet nature, and partially to a protective charm her father placed on her that keeps people from making the mental connection between "girl who hangs out with the Bad Seeds" and "daughter of a supervillain".

Raymond Banks (Render)

Laurel Hua/Hua Chu Lan (Silver Serpent)

Belphoebe Blackadar-Wilkins

  • Really Was Born Yesterday: She's a cloned drow, so while she appears 16 and is treated as such by the administration, staff and students; chronologically she's 0.
  • Code Name: To date, the second aversion, together with her "mother" Jobe. On the other hand, this is probably because she's still working out who she is...
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Demonstrated in "Saks and Violence"

The Lit Chix

Elaine "Doc" Nalley (Loophole)

Joanne "Jo" Gunnarson (Murphy)

Rebecca Corbin (Foxfire)

  • Conspiracy Theorist: Is convinced that Team Kimba has a long thought-out plan for taking over campus.
  • Familiar: A young silver fox named Boots (short for Slyboots).
  • Ms. Exposition: In "The Clue of the Unseen Switch". This is apparently a thing of hers; in "The Big Idea", she commented on Reach's speech with: "Wow, and I thought that I loved exposition!"
  • Skunk Stripe

Babs Younkle (Compiler)

Dee Castle (Fractious)

The Alphas

Don Sebastiano

Hekate

Tansy Walcutt (Solange)

Wyatt Cody (Kodiak)

Bluejay

Hamper and Damper

The Three Little Witches

Clover

Palantir

Abracadabra

  • The Smart Guy: Especially compared to the other two. She's easily the most rational.

Peeper and Greasy

Peeper

Greasy

C.O.R.E.

Mokele'

Keystone

Nightshade

Omega

  • Affably Evil: He and Phase seem to get along well.
  • Camp Gay: Likes lounging around in colorful island clothes while reading romantic sonnets.

Brainflash

Glitter

Paparazzi

Other students

Jimmy Trauger (JT) aka "Jimmy T."

Thuban

Kerry Ellison (Seraphim) aka "The Angel of Hell's Kitchen"

Anna Parsons (Aquerna)

Whateley Staff

Headmistress Elizabeth Carson (Lady Astarte)

Chief Franklin Delarose

Amelia Hartford

Samantha Everheart (Hive)

Sensei Ito

Reverend Darren Englund

Erik Mahren

Fubar

Outside Whateley

The Children of the Night

The Necromancer (Charles Upton Darrow)

  • Big Bad
  • Evil Sorcerer
  • Necromancer: Are you surprised?
  • Poisoned Weapons: His gauntlet darts.
  • Villain Decay: It's kind of hard to take the man seriously when he's lost to the same group of teenagers. Twice. May be Averted with the latest story. Only time will tell. Well, he's starting to get better, anyway.
    • Not helping is the recent introduction of Mimeo, Mephisto, and to a lesser extent Lady Jettatura, all villains much more competent and interesting than him.
  • Xanatos Gambit: He claims that his losses in Boston were him pulling these, but it comes off as a weak attempt to keep himself from looking bad. However, the Birthday Brawl features him masterfully executing several of these, making out like a bandit and only failing one of his many objectives -- albeit, the most important ones.

Lycanthros

Lady Darke (Sandra K. Darden)

The Arch-Fiend (Wilbur Bunsen)

Nightgaunt

Vamp

Other Villains

The Chessmaster

Deathlist

Lady Jettatura

Dr. Diabolik ( Leonides Daibliku Diabolik)

Mimeo

Mephisto The Mystic

Heroes

Skyhawk

The Lamplighter

Champion

  • Big Good
  • Captain Ersatz: It's made blatantly obvious from the moment he's introduced that he's a Superman equivalent. "Razzle-Dazzle" makes it even more obvious, revealing that he started out only with super strength and the ability to jump really far, but gained powers like flight and heat vision as he absorbed more power from his enemies -- in other words, he followed the same progression the real Superman did.
  • Kryptonite Factor: The original Champion believed that his powers could be negated by a substance called "Tartareum." No such substance exists; his reaction to "Tartareum" (That is to say, any black chunk of rock that he thought was actually Tartareum) was purely psychosomatic. Unfortunately, this was only discovered after his death, and his first successor (who learned everything he 'knew' about his powers from the original) shared this weakness; later ones do not, although we still have to meet the modern Champion in an actual story.
  • Legacy Character: Champion's powers come from "The Champion Force," which can be passed on to someone else should he die. This has happened multiple times.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: See "Kryptonite Factor" above. Pretty much anyone who could convince the original Champion that a chunk of rock was tartareum could take advantage of his one weakness. He was finally killed with nothing more than a glass knife, because it was carved from black volcanic glass and both he and his nemesis were convinced that it was made of tartareum.

The Dark Avenger

Notes

  1. The Whateley Academy Literary Club, to be precise.
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