Cast

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Joel
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Joel Calley

Species: Black Wolf

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Bisexual

Religion: Satanic/Spiritual

Joel grew up in a Christian household under the strict authority of his father and older brother. He spent almost six months in a mental institute after repeated hallucinations of his deceased twin sister, whom he believes his brother killed in her infancy. His father was found dead when Joel was young, presumably of suicide. His brother, upon entering adulthood, took over his father's company and moved out of the house.

Since his time in the asylum, Joel has had a symbiotic relationship with his deceased sister, who now exists entirely in the astral plane as a ghost. Joel's connection to Miranda has allowed him a certain level of psychic ability.

Much of Joel's life has been centered around revenge. He claims to deserve at least part of his father's company, Calley Corp., and sees his brother's alienation of him and his mother as part of a continuing vendetta against him by his father.

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Matt
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Matthew Gein

Species: House Cat

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Bisexual

Religion: Church of the Shepherd

Matt is an only child who grew up in a traditional Christian family. Though friendly and popular in his youth, his adherence to his religion wound up losing him a lot of friends in high school after his best friend came out of the closet. This left him deeply confused for years - a confusion brought to its peak at the hand of Joel, with whom Matt is now in a relationship.

In many ways, Matt is still a child, carrying a naivety and innocence that often comes off as stupidity. Although caring and gentle in thought, his bursts of energy and affection tend to be seen as abrasive.

Matt is now a licensed Massage Therapist.

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Artie
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Artimus Crowley

Species: White mouse

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Animism

Artie has survived cancer twice, first of his lungs and then of his brain. He lost his father to cancer and his mother to suicide. As a result, Artie is not necessarily the most cheerful person and has spent much of his life alone, reading or writing.

His luck with women hasn't been entirely fortuitous either. One of them turned out to be a stalker. One turned out to be a pedophile. And his latest? Well, she was murdered in front of him.

Melusine, his last girlfriend, introduced him to arcane secrets of spirituality and psychic manipulation. This also signaled his conversion from cold scientific atheism to a somewhat skeptical animism.

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Nicole
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Aaron "Nicole" O'Connor

Species: Skunk

Gender: Male

Sexuality:

Religion: Buddhist

Nicole comes from a wealthy family of a businessman and a professional model. He thus comes off as slightly spoiled, having grown used to a "higher standard of living". Despite this, he makes effort not to let it get to his head; he's not above stupid movies, silly games, or cheap food.

His parents are now divorced. His mother spent time in a mental institution, and his father never remarried. He and his father share a sort of awkward relationship - it took a long time for his father, who was raised by strict Jewish parents (although he didn't keep the faith himself), to come to terms with not only his son's sexuality, but his flamboyant attitude.

In school he has always been popular, even before he came out of the closet. He has always been able to construct a tight circle of intimate friends, and this carried on into college, where he created a strong network of friends, including Joel, who he met at a party. For a long time, he yearned to have Joel be a proper boyfriend, and wound up being a very strong support for Joel - but he never returned the affection in a satisfactory way, and when Joel started dating Matt, his hopes were dashed. Partially out of revenge and ironic humor, Nicole started dating Joel's roommate, Roland.

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Roland
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Roland le Fay

Species: Pangolin

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Bisexual

Religion: Atheist

Roland is a graphic artist, occasional painter, and was Joel's college room mate. At times, their friendship became an intimately physical one, and although neither of them at any point considered it a proper "relationship", Joel getting with Matt sent Roland into a depression, especially since this came not too long after a major break up. Fellow artist Thonnen - Angie's cousin - broke up with him after an unplanned pregnancy.

Most of Roland's family lives in France, including his mother and sister, Rhoda. When not in school, Roland lives with his aunt in the country.

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Rick
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Richard Ribeiro

Species: Ring-tailed lemur

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of Lilith

Rick had to live through a divorce as a child, and when his mother left, she took his sister Kate with him - a loss that made a young Rick very stressed and depressed. He fell into a life of drugs, but for the most part avoided the harder drugs, partially in thanks to Angie, who he started dating early in high school. The two are still together now, although they keep their relationship open and often have other partners.

Recently, after getting fired from the movie theater, Rick got a job as a .

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Angie
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Angela Jansen

Species: Dinosaur

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Bisexual

Religion: Church of the Animal Christ

Angie could be considered a "popular girl" in high school - a constant flirter with a large but tight circle of friends. Though a caring and reliable, if ditzy, friend, she has been known to be particularly cutthroat when there is something she wants. This is a trait bred into her by her family - the Jansen estate is a powerful, ancient, and royalty-like family line.

Or it was. A recent death of the family head, followed by a very tragic reveal, has tossed the American branch of the family into disarray and it has almost entirely dissolved. Its power abroad, particularly in Africa, still remains solid.

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Dave
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David Innitou

Species: Panda

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of the Animal Christ

David has been in and out of different businesses his whole life, skipping college and instead opting for a position in his father's company (a pharmaceutical company), where he stayed for a few years, leaving soon before the company got sued (something about sexual malpractice). He has been manager of this particular concession stand for about eight years now, though he has fleeting hopes of starting his own business someday.

He has no children and very little remaining ties to his family except his older brother, who owns a business on the other side of the state. He has an ex-wife, an intelligent gazelle woman who left him to study wild life in the Amazon. She has not been heard from since.

When he can, Dave spends his time being a bit of an adventurer and may or may not be a local super villian.

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Melusine
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Melusine Elis

Species: Dolphin

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Bisexual

Religion: Animism

Melusine was part of a group of psychic observers who had been watching Joel's web of manipulation and chaos slowly spread. Staying distant for the time, Melusine eventually reached out and contacted Artie in his dreams, urging him to find and meet her. This move was generally frowned upon by her family and the other watchers, who knew the dangers of reaching out to people outside their group. Melusine, however, knew better than them the threat that Joel - or, rather, - represented.

Soon after revealing that she was carrying Artie's child, Melusine was murdered by her brother-in-law. She is now attached to Artie in a spiritual symbiosis.

Melusine was a quiet girl in her childhood - shy but athletic, she had few friends but fewer enemies. More of a naturalist than her surface-world-obsessed sister, she spent her time in spiritual study.

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Miranda Calley

Species: Black Wolf

Gender: Female

Miranda was Joel's twin sister. In her infancy, she was murdered by her older brother, Julian. Julian claimed Joel responsible.

Miranda remained as a ghost after death, attached to Joel - feeding off him and growing with him, eventually powerful enough to start appearing to Joel in his dreams. These "hallucinations" were part of the reason of Joel being put into a mental institute. While in the institute, however, things only got worse, as Joel was abused by the doctors. Miranda fed off of this pain, grew stronger, and used her power to kill one of the doctors, making it look like suicide.

The years spent on the astral plane has given Miranda a strong control over her astral self and over the network through which all living beings are connected. She can manipulate physical matter in subtle ways - affecting things ruled by random chance, or controlling the subtle vibrations of matter. She can also affect people's mind - sending them repeated, unconscious thoughts or images or giving them dreams, usually nightmares.

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Kelly

Kelly den Adel

Species: Zebra

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Homosexual

Religion: Kemetic

Kelly lived with her single mother until she came out of the closet at age 16 and was promptly kicked out of her house - luckily, her more liberal aunt and uncle took her in, where she lived with her three cousins until half-way through college, when she moved across state to live with her girlfriend. Their relationship collapsed over time, but she was able to keep living on her own with the help of her job at the box office and some careful adventures with the stock market.

In her youth, and still occasionally in the present day, Kelly was very often involved in political protests, championing for civil rights and boring stuff like that. Her ultimate goal is to shoot for a government seat of power - as high as she can get.

Although usually more of a background character in the comic, behind the scenes she has provided plenty of moral support. It was with her that Artie frequently wasted away his work days, talking about things too "sophisticated" for the rest of the employees. And she made a mission out of being there for Matt when his sexuality was troubling him. After all, she'd been there before.

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Thonnen

Thonnen Turunen

Species: Dinosaur

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of the Animal Christ

Thonnen was Roland's girlfriend for some time, the two having met each other in art class. Roland was thrilled to find someone else willing to give cutthroat critiques and was enchanted by her subtle but acidic sense of humor.

After the death of her family in a train crash, including both her parents and her older brother, Thonnen became the last surviving member of a very important bloodline, considered sacred by the cult of her family, but so disgusted was she by her own family that she vowed to never bear children.

After Raj Jansen took over as the head of the family, she arranged for a plan to forcibly impregnate Thonnen via a man named Valae. The pregnancy and the events around it essentially ruined Thonnen's mental state of affairs. She broke up with Roland and traveled to France. She now is there working in the fashion industry, raising her daughter, Naomi.

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Valae

Valae Jansen

Species: Dinosaur

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of the Animal Christ

Valae is a distant cousin to Thonnen and Angie, related in name only. Much of his adult life was spent as a covert mercenary in the name of the family's church. His wife and daughter were very sick, and the treatment was expensive - and ultimately ineffective.

Valae was hired by Raj Jansen to forcibly impregnate Thonnen. He later repented, confessed to the family what he did, which put into motion the collapse of the once-powerful Jansen estate. After the family's collapse, Valae fled the country.

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Chelsie

Chelsie McNeil (originally Charles Warner)

Species: Sheep

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Bisexual

Religion: Church of the Shepherd

No one's completely sure where he got the name "Chelsie", but his insistence on acting like a girl started suddenly in the first grade. The parents humored him at home, but soon discovered that he had been sneaking girl's clothes to school and changing on the bus. Both his parents tried very hard to get him to stop, but with them both so busy with work, they eventually gave up, gave in, and before long, Charles was known as Chelsie to everyone.

Chelsie was left abandoned at the movie theater by his parents, who all then proceeded to die in a series of accidents later that day. He got along very well with Artie, who was considered one of the few employees both willing and trustworthy enough to take care of him, so Artie took him home for the night. Chelsie then proceeded to seduce/rape Artie in the middle of the night.

Chelsie is a violent and unpredictable child, and his young sex drive is a result of early bipolarity. This frequently got him in trouble with other children, and often got the teachers in even more trouble.

The child's remaining adult contact was his family's pastor, Tim McNeil, who now cares for the child. Lately, Chelsie has been receiving medication and intense counseling.

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Tim

Timothy McNeil

Species: Raccoon

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of the Shepherd

Tim is a local priest, known to be able to relate to the "rebellious youth" without looking like he's trying too hard. He has spent his life studying many of the religions of the world and has lately developed a somewhat liberal view on the faith. He still believes, but he remains a realist and avoids Biblical literalism.

His intense and life-long faith and meditation has granted him a high awareness of spiritual presence and disturbance, and thus he knew something was wrong with Joel, although he did not understand what at first. His face-to-face meeting with the dog allowed him to keep a better eye on him and to watch Joel's plan start to unfold. It was through his hand that Valae repented and confessed, thus destroying the Jansen estate - a family Joel relied on surviving. Part of his plan destroyed, Joel confronted the priest and implanted him with part of Miranda's presence to oppress and spy on the man.

Tim now is the adopted father of Chelsie.

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Lorelei

Lorelei Calley

Species: Black Wolf

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of the Shepherd

The mother of Joel, Julian, and Miranda. She is the widow of Isaac Calley.

In her youth, she was a pretty typical girl - pink stuff, an adoration with unicorns (she once had a horse boyfriend who she'd make wear a fake horn in bed), and a hobby of building and arranging doll houses, a hobby that continues to this day (adults call them "miniatures").

She's also a bit of a cougar, and has historically been known for hitting on Joel's friends.

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Zoe

Franz "Zoë" Dürer

Species: Bilby

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Homosexual

Religion: Kemetic

Franz was almost named "Adolf", but apparently schools frown upon such things. He has been a rather consistant cross dresser since his first year of high school, but he does not wish to be a woman and never uses the female pronoun - no, he's quite proudly a male and will take every opportunity to prove it.

This practice started as dare with a friend who was spending the night over summer vacation. This dare was the middle of a series of dares that eventually led to the loss of his virginity. That small tidbit aside, Franz found he really liked the look and feel of it, and thus donned the name Zoë. He initially did not plan for it to be such a long term thing, but his appearance led to him being invited into a local punk-rock band. His look led to his and his band's infamy, and thus the look stayed.

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Kate

Katherine Ribeiro

Species: Ring-Tailed Lemur

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of Lilith

Kate is Rick's older sister. She moved to California with her mother after the divorce.

Her life in California changed her and her mother. Her mother's inability to find a stable job meant they eventually moved into a rough, low-income section of California. Drugs and sexual abuse entered into the situation for both women.

Kate met Artie in the movie theater and, partially due to rumors about him she heard from Rick, started dating the mouse. Things went sour, however, when she revealed to him that she was a pedophile - falsely assuming that he was too.

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Milli

Millicent Brooke

Species: Squirrel

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of Lilith

Millicent is the Vice President of World Theatres, the theater chain of which the Concession theater is part. World Theateres is owned by Calley Corp., and Millicent often reports directly to its CEO, Julian, and at times acts as his eyes and ears within the company.

She is very strict and serious with her job, and provided a sharp contrast to Dave's rather liberal management style. Her enforcing of the theater rules and her termination of Rick and Angie caused the employees to unite under a strike against her. Millicent knew the strike was organized by Joel, and when she saw the tight loyalty Joel had created with the other employees, she relented to their demands, deciding it not worth the cost of hiring nine new employees.

Millicent was sent to the theater after reports of what was going on there, in particular the bug infestation and the various delinquencies of the employees caught on camera by the new security system. This was orchestrated by Joel, who knew that Millicent reported directly to Julian, wanting to infest Millicent and thus get his influence closer to his brother.

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Cecil

Cecil Richter

Species: Cheetah

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Homosexual

Religion: Kemetic

Cecil is a close friend to Nicole, often spending days at a time over the skunk's house. He is studying mechanical engineering in college. He is also a practicing nudist - in private, anyways, although part of the fun of hanging out at Nicole's house is that he can be naked the entire time.

When not unintentionally being a hot tease, Cecil is actually a rather typical guy who likes video games and cars. His favored past time is the restoration of classic cars.

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Clive

Clive Ernest Parker

Species: Okapi

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual (Clive)/Homosexual (Ernest)

Religion: Kemetic

Clive is a calm and quiet sort of person - shy, but not exactly introverted - who is often seen as a bit of a stoner, even though he rarely does such things. He is a freshman in college, studying sound and recording engineering, and is learning to play the guitar.

His parents, devout members of the Church of the Animal Anti-Christ, made sure to stifle any signs of homosexuality in their young son, so from an early age, the budding okapi's interest were repressed, and he forced himself to stay interested in girls instead. It worked, at first, but the repression had a side effect. Soon, Clive would find himself out of control of his body: first for only minutes, then hours at a time, his body instead in the control of an increasingly different personality. Eventually, two personalities lived in Clive's mind, the second taking their middle name, Ernest.

Ernest is an id-powered personality, holding close the repressed homosexual desires Clive kept down for so many years. When in control, Ernest is outgoing, flirtatious, and generally lacks fear and anxiety - and the concept of foresight.

Clive and Zoë met in early high school. They dated briefly, in an attempt for Clive to become more comfortable with his other half's taste in guys, but it didn't last long. Zoë introduced Clive to his friends from the Kemetic church, and Clive soon converted to the faith, though he keeps that a secret from his parents.

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Clarissa

Clarissa Simons

Species: Hamster

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Church of the Shepard

Clarissa is what's known as a "shaver" or "fleshie" - a furry who wishes to become human. It is a variety of Species Identity Disorder, and Clarissa is a typical case, having always felt like her body was wrong and did not fit her whole life. As a child she had very serious depression, resulting in lots of self-destructive behavior and suicide attempts. She has stabilized by now, but is still hit with a serious depression now and then as a result of her body.

Species reassignment surgery is expensive and time-consuming, but it is her life dream, already began with her habitual removal of her fur (she actually uses a hair removal cream, not a razor).

Years ago, her parents divorced. She visits her father every other weekend and has grown quite fond of her father's new family.

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Tom

Thomas O'Connor (originally Thomas Chelouche)

Species: Skunk

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Religion: Atheist

Thomas was born to a stereotypically rich Jewish family. Tom lost interest in the faith at a young age, but he kept up with traditions to keep his parents happy, even going so far to circumcise his child just to appease them. It was only after their death that he was able to abandon the faith completely. He had already displeased them quite greatly in his marriage, when he took his wife's last name.

In his very brief career as a matador, he met his wife, Elaine, a fashion model. What he interpreted as eccentricity eventually turned into dementia, and she now is in a mental institute.

Thomas now owns a national train company, which is one of the first companies in America to start using new bullet trains. He also owns most of the inner-city transit system.

In his spare time, he likes to construct miniatures (people are his specialty) and run around at night masquerading as his super villain alter ego, The Baron. He is good friends with local business owner and secret super villain, David Innitou.

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