An enthusiastic young catgirl and second hand bookstore employee, Tussel is trying to reinvent herself again after failing to live up to her mother's unwavering and unachievable expectations. This time she's trying to write a book. Also, she's the bringer of the apocalypse.
A third generation engineer she has travel quite a bit in her young life, having worked on space ships, stations, and even a teraforming station. While having come from a very homebody family, she has a bit of wonder lust, and enjoys the ability to fly from planet to planet to do her work. Don't ask about her artificial arms, she doesn’t like to talk about them.
Watching her siblings pass one by one, Linna saw the end was coming sooner than her father and the other scientist would find a means to save the world. Unwilling to give in to the cold like the others, she saw an opening as the time portal opened for its initial test. The scientists dispersed after the test, congratulating themselves on a success. Further tests would take place the next morning... but for Linna, that morning would never come.
Killo's older sister had a habit of breaking things and fixing those things became Killo's hobby. His talent was noticed at a early age when he repaired a damaged robot that had been laying in the scrap pile of the school. Unfortunately it had been an old combat drone, but thankfully for him it had only been armed with non-lethal weaponry. Fortunately though, the wall the robot threw him through put him into the athletics department of the school where a pair of twins built like amazons took the robot down with dodge balls and a chunk of the benches.
Happy and enthusiastic, he routinely achieved full stars in whatever activity he was participating in. Sadly that ended when a servo in a construction drone malfunctioned and sent a nail into his skull. Standard sympathy cards were sent out to immediate friends and family. His body was then sent to processing. File closed.
It's all conjecture and rumor mixed with fearful suspicion. Whatever truth there is is hidden beneath her broad rimmed hat and smiling mask.
A fifth-generation genetically augmented and enhanced soldier. By this point they'd really hammered out the flaws and refined the build for these troops, and he is no exception. In his nine years on the field he's proven himself time and again. As the sole survivor of his troop after the Pacific front collapsed, he was chosen to be sent back in time to stop the Distortion.
A doting daughter whose maternal relationship is on the opposite end of the spectrum than her best friend Tussel's. She's been an employee of the Dead Tree Emporium for eight years, and loves the quiet calm of the store and living vicariously through her fellow employese.
Without spoiling anything, the most important thing she’d want you to know is ‘Think ahead when picking your major!’. Also, Miggi is short for Kamiggado Muz.
Zaraphalla, the Fluttering Blade is a Dara-Groon scout fighter used for short excursions into unknown or enemy controlled space. Typically, they are operated by one Glaive and two lesser soldiers. They are incredibly fast, give a low sensor profile, however that is not to say they don't lack a nasty punch. At the time, the Dara-Groon were in an extensive war and heavily armed all ships. When Zara was grown and then first sent out into space the Islamic religion was forming on Earth. While Mars saw the end of the Rahgnahg Empire and ostracizingof it's people. Zara's holographic interface is based off a Ka-juun, who was the race that aided the Dara-Groon in their evolution.
Like so many of the Dara-Groon, Tanto Jahla Xarr was built for war, and while patriotism runs deep for most of her race, she embraced the doctorine whole heartedly. Which, is quite something for a species with two. Even a number of her instructors found her to be rigid, but also noted that her dedication got her to the position of Tanto younger than most of her batch. Making her a particular favorite of her brood mother, who had over three hundred children to her credit.
A widowed mother of one and the eccentric owner of the Dead Tree Emporium. She has a knack for knowing what the immediate future will bring. Ask anyone else and they'll say her attention towards Tussel is "a little weird," but ask her and she'll tell you “It's just the right amount of weird."
It's often be noted that to the best people come the best job! Capn works at the region that people forgot was there.
Tessa Sr wanted two things out of life: and exemplary military career and a daughter that was an exact copy of her. The first came with great ease and the second has become a divisive wall between her and her daughter. Do not join them for Thanksgiving diner. It never ends well.
He thinks he knows more than he really does, and he's always willing to give you his opinion on something, even if he's not asked. Those traits combined with his... personality... landed him a job at Waypoint T-Zero-2.
She is around four foot eight and works in security. Also, she cannot be stopped. Don't even try. You will fail.
Not content to play around with only one webcomic heroine Whitney brings her full figured sass and libido to Tussel's life. Tussel's not sure how they met in the first place, however she does remember the hangover the morning after when they awoke in the playground of a fast food joint. Juniper still wonders what ever became of her bra that night. Find more of her at http://www.mistythemouse.com/
While he wasn't always a fish, it could also be said he wasn't always a doctor either. He's also be a super villain, fighting the likes of Captain Squid and the denizens of a distant city known as Supermegatopia. However he ran afoul of another super villain by the name of the Metallurgist and soon after he found himself in Limbo where he has undergone a crisis of personality.
He's good guy, really, and all of his coworkers enjoy him. However his attendance leaves much to be desired. He often shows up late, with his clothes frequently torn, burned, or covered in what can only be described as "alien substances."
Because when you're lost in an alien dimension it's nice to have a friendly... faceless machine telling you that some unknown person would like to see you.
Imagine Martian society as a great machine. Ooomp is fine with just being a cog. As long as he knows his place and has his job to do he's happy. Especially if it's a cog in a dark corner that doesn't get any attention. In his nightmares he's put in the spotlight. In his worst of nightmares he's put in the spotlight with people far less competent than himself, and has to answer for them. Also, there are snakes in that nightmare.
If he knew that back home in his own time and world that there was a statue commemorating his bravely and selfless loss he'd be happy. Although to be honest he'd be even happier to be back home using his fame to pick up some ladies at the bar. Eventually he does it out of limbo, but not to his own world, so he never sees that statue.
Created by Gary D & Gary G Lobster Tech Inc, she was initially designed to help monitor spaceship systems and work as mediator between the ship and the crew. Something more mentally stable than the systems that combined to become the Guardian Moon, and to their credit, she is... Mostly.
She's here for... whatever. It's a job. It pays the bills. She puts up with Onsk's ego and in turn he overlooks when she comes in late and a bit hungover.
Imagine Martian society as a great machine. Klavak wants to turn in reverse to see what will happen. Yes, there's a horrible screeching sound, and there's gears grinding, but what else is happening? What benefits can be found? To fully understand something it needs to be broken and fixed... at least twice. Maybe three times.
Imagine Martian society as a great machine. Within this machine there's a fuse that's blown. It doesn't effect the machine as a whole. It will continue to operate fine for years to come, however there's a single light that keeps blinking. The fuse could be replaced, but it would take time and effort, and the light can be covered up with a piece of electrical tape. Suwwiss is that blown fuse.
While not really having much influence with in the confines of the story it should be noted that before her enslavement to the Lady she was an astronaut from 2137 and test pilot for the first wormhole drive. seeing as she was lost to Limbo, it's safe to assume they did not go with that engine design.
Due to Miss Shuundap's unremarkable nature, there is nothing of interest here.
Sometimes a project doesn’t quite work out, and you find yourself with an uncooperative class 3 biological weapon. And sometimes you put that weapon far away where it probably won't do that much damage.
He's the MONSTER!
They're like Peace Drones, but with murder added.
When Dr Argo showed the design for power armor everyone thought it was awesome looking. However, most of the viewers also thought it looked too dangerous to operate or stand withing twenty feet of. Cooper on the other hand, thought it looked like the most wild ride in the world. Seeing as they had a volunteer they built it too fit their body. We don't know if Drive is their real last name. It's a little too on point for a test pilot, but they live up to it.
Tessa Sr expended all of her family energy on Tussel ignoring Harris's existence for the most part. All in all he's decided that was probably for the best. Especially since he's even more of a slacker than Tussel. Don't challenge him at any first person shooter or cracker eating contest. You will loose.
He's not the worst Marian Commander out there, mostly because there are some that are narcissistic AND competent. He's far more of the former than the latter. However he's fairly good at schmoozing, which not only go him to the rank of commander, but it also got him to oversee the scouting party to the Earth invasion.
Horrsan is the head historical professor and cultural envoy for Landfall, the capital city of Winter Prime. He has a habit of judging his days based on the worst day of his life, so when you frame anything against losing control over your legs and spewing blood from your mouth even average days suddenly become really damn good!
Xani's pride and joy. Though they don't share blood, there is nothing that Xani wouldn't do for her little girl!
Seriously, you want to know what her deal is? You sound like her mom. She assures us she's figuring things out. Just just needs to take some time and find herself. Like, her true self. What is she like under her micro-scale hide and bone plates. She is an artist or is she a champion dart thrower or maybe something she doesn't even know the name for yet. It's all a mystery that cannot be rushed. Also, she was holding onto those oranges for a friend and she doesn't have a problem.
Thorten Hickey really wanted the nickname of 'Thor', after all, he's tall and broad shouldered, he even owns a hammer. Granted it's something he bought at a hardware store to hang some picture frames, but it's still a hammer. But no, Belle wasn't having any of that. To her, he's Hicks. Which, as far as nicknames go isn't bad. Just ask Muffin.
Daktcha the Third, God Queen Empress of Mars! If the title doesn't impress you then seeing her in person would. She's nine feet tall and rather *ahem* gifted. The people often referring two her... umm... attributes as the real moons of Mars. As for her rule, she maintained the status quo, with no major advancements. There was peace on Mars, however the attempted invasions of Earth, under her, failed... who knows though, in another reality she might be winning.
The buff adventurer/scientist protagonist of Tussel’s book. He will fight armies of dinosaurs and aliens and probably other cliches while having a romance with a curvaceous robot, which might be some wish fulfillment on Tussel’s part. It’s hard to tell, her story is really really weird…
Ever attempting to expand the limits of what soldiers could do science has turned Tempest into a class 4 biological weapon. A mix of augmented organics and cybernetics she packs the punch of a tank, while also possessing heightened maneuverability. However at her core her personality is unaltered, so instead of a stoic combat unit she's often a girl that just wants to have some fun, watch a bad movie, or maybe go clubbing.
The robotic love interest of Tussel's book Anatomica is a class 7 diplomacy robot. While she has a hundred languages and nagotiational tactics at her disposal she can also crush bricks with her carbon fiber hands. A find mix of style and substance from 27th engineering.
While born into the world in perfect working order it was found that her genetic structure had began to degrade. Blind before the physical age of ten Sera the ninth decided to accept her fate, declining all offers to have her coding repaired. She stated that it was time that her line come to an end. The world could take care of itself, and if not, so be it. However there was a tenth clone sleeping soundly. Sera asked that this one be fixed, but not to be giving the memories they all shared. Instead this one would grown up and find her own destiny.
Tallus Cummaz has served the royal family for well over seven hundred years. Which is extra impressive considering Martians only to around two hundred years. Before that, his records state that he worked in a grocery, but only held that job for about three years.
Pepper Oragano was a technician aboard the SS Kaiser, a medical frigate. It wasn't her dream job, but it's not as if anyone was going to pay her to eat tacos and read on the couch without a bra on... actually, some people probably would. Still, that's all in the past as she now fights to survive on an alien world.
Since its inception in 2107 this lunar size computer and industrial complex was designed to help the world below survive after numerous skirmishes threatened to bring about a new world war. With each passing decade it has done an increasingly effective and efficient job, and for that we thank it. Thank you, Guardian Moon. Thank you.
There's a reference somewhere in that name!
A life for a life. What she does with this gift, is all up to her.
He was there when things went horribly wrong, and while Xani doesn't like to talk about it, she'll tell you he's a good man and a life saver. When he's not involved in incredibly dramatic moments he travels between worlds delivering supplies and passengers to colonies.
Honestly, Maya 'Ragdoll' Westguard is your standard issue undead time traveling assassin/bodyguard/used book store employee. No real sense in going on about her.
While still young, Bree Hunwell has seen some things in her time, but doesn't let any of that slow her down! Although, something she's face have certainly altered her stride.
Dwayne puts up with a lot for love. He's say it was because he's a chill guy, and while that's true, it doesn’t hurt that Cooper has a sweet ass. He also works at a coffee shop, but that will not come up in the course of the story, or ever.
A single mother since graduating college she did her best to divide her time between her love of her daughter, Juniper and her love of numbers and project ask juniper, she did a fantastic job..
He's a man made of mold.... I don't even know what more say here...
Delilah Rohl is really good with a sowing machine, but making plush animals and super hero costumes is really just a hobby. What she's known for is a series of erotic mystery writer. Some of her top sellers are 'It Came at Night', 'It Came from Behind', and 'It Came without Warning'. She's also known for writing a rather awkward self help book for young men titled 'Let Mommy Do It'. Which has the longest online discussion forum of any of her books.
While some might think her eyebrows make her a force to be reckoned with, it's the entire package that makes her such a force. The eyebrows just tell you that she means business. They also wiggle when she's being flirtatious.
Moota did not sign up for this!
While he would never describe himself as outgoing or adventurous Zahmp muz decided to move to Earth as his great aunt had done during the First Martian Invasion. Cheerful and practical when asked about living on a world where his house had to airtight and he would require a breathing suit outside Zahmp simply said 'We already do that on Mars! At least on Earth I get to see these tree-things'. Zahmp, currently works at the Tussel Initiative in logistics, and hopes to convince his daughter to join his team when she's older.
Only known as Derrum he is a man of mystery. Is Derrum his first, or last name, or possibly a middle name? What did he do before her came to Landfall and opened a bar? Was he a highly skilled unstoppable mercenary as some people suggest, or a secret government agent that tragically lost the love of his life and vowed never again, or possibly a gay porn star bowling champion. There's no end to the rumors. It won't do any good to ask him though. He's more interested in what you're drinking and how you're doing.
Dark times calls for a leader with true mettle... and metal on the outside. This cybernetic matriarch fights to save the world that constructed her by whatever means she sees fit. Her mechanical components distancing herself from the atrocities she must comment at times for the greater good of Earth's survival.
Doctor Ghoti's drones, they patrol his tower and guard against intrusion by the Siren/Lady. While they don't have personality unto themselves, their squid like design does give them some character. They could almost be cuddly, if not the whole iron part.
The first of Sera Argo's clones she felt that she had the most to do. Her 'mother' had laid the framework for her plans, but were centuries of work still ahead for the Earth and her 'sisters'. Still she took on the burden with her family's drive and even gave her life to the cause defeating a newly awakened Guardian Moon.
Born with the memory of her 'sister's' death she was the most cautious of all. Her own tactics hen dealing with the Martian threat was to build up insurmountable defenses both around the Earth and orbiting their own world. Which worked. She also retired, activating Sera the fourth while roughly in her 50's. Although even then, she would tinker and ended up making further advancements to the Earth 's orbital defense grid. Also there were rumors about her and a welcome drone, but those are neither here nor there.
Kept the last promise.
He tries so hard to be a top tier supervillain. He's got the look, he's been practicing his laugh, and he's even come up with a tragic back story that's a real tear-jerker, and is completely fabricated. What he doesn't have is any luck with it.
Matilda considers herself to have three daughters, Omen, Tuseel, and Juniper. Omen is the only one that actually came out of her, so she's certain she's the favorite, although there are times where she wonders.
She's a clown with a traveling fair that makes it way through town every year. And after their first 'problematic' meeting with Tussel they became good friends! Always a joker, sometimes after a few drinks she talks about really being an ancient witch that's hundreds of years old.
Lobster Tech has many many ways of compiling the data about its employees. If you arrange them by intelligence, Gary G is fourth from the top. By anti-social behavior, he's at the very bottom, even below Karl... yeah, that dick. By genital size, around the middle. And by dancing skill, the very top. It might not be best to ask how they know all these things, they just do.
Lobster Tech once did an internal servery of who everyone there, if they have to pick a co-worker to have an affair with, who would it be. Gary G was chosen by 89 percent of women, and 52 percent of men. He's also one in the inter company bake-off seven times, and later on headed Lobster Tech's cupcake R&D. He also carries the distinction of being the only organic that Gary G has ever loved, Gary G's family were unsurprised.
It's amazing what you can get away with where your lab has a lot of funding and little to no supervision, and what mistakes you can hide with a disintegration chamber in the back.
Born into an engineering family Melli was born and grew up in one of the massive teraforming facilities on Mars, helping to rebuild their long gone atmosphere. She would later go onto be the head engineer of that very facility. While a very technical person, she has found great joy in watching forests develop on the surface of the once red planet, and believes that the trees will carry on her work. To this day she still runs the facility and lives there with her husband, mother, and granddaughter.
Lemon Drop and her cohort Onyx are fictional cat people devised by a horny martian in a fictional story about a fox girl verses a robot in a monster costume. We are past making any sort of sense.
The last of the Sera Argo clones. Like Sera the Ninth, after centuries in stasis her embryo had began to decay, however it was repaired by Sera the Eigth. Later, at the behest of Eight's wife, Kindri she was aged up to around seven and raised along side Tussel's clone Tessy as a sister. Unlike the previous Seras, she was not imprinted with the collected knowledge of the previous Seras, and thus given the opportunity to learn about the world on her own.
Chaos can arise anywhere or any when, and that is where you'll find her. Not bound to any reality she travels between them in an effort to bring order where it is needed. Most often while wearing a corset that is clearly two sizes too small for her.
Jenni has some series issues... but she's really empathetic and endearing. Still, those issues!
Born Persimmon Mudborn, she started off as a mundane farm girl, but she's not let that hinder her lifestyle reinventing herself and her business in the process. To be perfectly honest, not many dairy operators are known for their delusions of grandeur, but she's pulling it off in style!
Nori Cork really doesn't like the stereotype of pigs being messy. Sure, she'll admit that she tends to wear the same things over and over again, doesn't make her bed, rarely does the dishes, and leaves empty soda can all over her place, but she attributes that to her being lazy, and not in any way to her species. Also, she has the goal of becoming a professional game streamer, because she likes the idea of working from her room in her underwear.
An elder god once challenged Nadine challenged her to a game of Connect Four for the fate of this reality. Best of three. Naturally, since the world is still here it's safe to assume she one. People have told her that it was just a dream, but she knows better. She knows that the world owes her and that's why she gets so upset when people mess up her food order. “I said no tomato... after all I've done for you... take this back!”.
When you don't want to give your real name why not use a fancy title? It adds a mysterious air to one's presence. Especially if you don't tell people you got the idea from a cheesy movie from the late 22nd century which itself was a remake of a movie from the early 22nd century. Needless to say, the Countess doesn't want you knowing her business. And before you even ask, she's not a failed actress that inadvertently took over a gang of thugs on bravado and bluff.
She's a professor of sociology and all the rumors that go around the university are not only true, but also just the tip of the iceberg!
Devoted husband, loving father, and accident statistic. Sorry Wayne, you never had a chance to have a personality or even a humorous line.
A hypothetical reason why Tussel needs to be destroyed. Her would be progeny could bring about a dystopian future state that might actually impress her grandmother.
He is the dark opposite of his brother Dr Brawnly, but not so opposite that he isn't also a highly intelligent hunk of a man!
Not quite asleep even if it's past your curfew? No worries, the Sleeper Units will gladly help put you to a comfy cozy rest. Sweet dreams are on their way!
Like Tiber, he's a fifth generation augmented soldier. He too had spent nine years on the battlefront, most of those with his beloved dog soldier. However his career was cut short. While ambushed he sacrificed himself so that Tiber would not attempt to rescue him, ensuring that his love would go on at least a little while longer. On a side note, while the bulk of his line enjoyed sunsets, he preferred sunrises. Proving that even augmented clones are not all the same.
Not a real captain, not really a squid either, but mutations turned him into a pretty close approximation while still allowing him to walk on land, talk, and fight crime in the city of Supermegatopia! While science turned Dr Ghoti in a villainous fish, an industrial accident turned this man into a hero!
Don't ask her about her past. That tends to lead to 3rd degree laser burns. And certainly don't ask if she was the product drunk incestuous backwater parents. That leads to complete disintegration and her having to go down to the corner pub for some angry angry drinking. Although to be fair, why would you be asking such things of a highly feared super villain in the first place... and how did you get past her army of killer robots?
Tussel's father. I'm sure he did quite a bit to raise her and loves her very much, but this picture in this page is all he gets. Sorry.
Tussel's youngest niece, she wanted to grow up to be a space ninja, however that never became a thing in her lifetime. So instead she went into writing erotic. Tussel would be so proud.
The introspective one, she found this situation rather insane, and would routinely question the possibility of fate and how it would play into one's life, especially when one was built for a specific cause. However she could see that it was all for a good cause, and did as she felt was right.
The manic one. While her previous sister questioned her place in the universe, she embraced it. Reveling in technology she inherited and would advance she took it to new levels. With a thirst for adventure she left the solar system on the first generation shiop to explore what lay beyond the Earth's boundaries.
While her previous 'sister' might have left for the stars she was crucial in advancing Faster Than Light technology and would make space a far more transferable while never actually traveling further than Mars herself. She was also the first heterosexual of her line she watched over the Earth as her family was meant to do, but she also sought out romance and even brought two children into the world the old fashioned way.
Soooo many issues!
Juniper's long lost father! Although Penny knew where he was, so I guess Juniper's the long lost daughter. You can find him in the pages of Misty the Mouse: http://www.mistythemouse.com/
A medical doctor aboard the Wayfarer Station, while me might not be much to look at, you really should try his spice sausage. I have, twice!
After a blow to the head her shipments have picked up some... anomalies. One place gets too many booze. Another gets the same vintage pin-up calendar every drop. Yet another gets a shipment of squirrels. And somewhere deep in space one place gets a cryogenic pod with a frozen orphan inside.
In her prime, she was an assistant to Sera the Seventh and helped further the space faring technology of the day. Now, she's retired and spends a lot of time enjoying teas from around the galaxy and looking after her great granddaughter. Get her talking about the old days, and you'll hear some amazing things... and maybe a vivid description of what it's like to watch a dumb ass accidentally activate and engine they were working on. Not for the squeamish.
Brash and action oriented she too would go out into the stars and settled down on Argous. The world colonized by Sera the Fifth. She's also the first of her line to punch an alien. To her credit, the alien had it coming.
Killo's older sister by a few years she was his first exposure to horrible movies.... and large breasts. They shared a room well into their teens. She had dreams of finding a career that focused on being loud and disruptive. She believed music might be the right avenue, however she lacked any talent, and while that hadn't stopped many musicians over the centuries, she found her heart wasn't in it. Fortunately for her fate was on her side, after a bar fight she and the guy she beat up ended up sharing a cell. Turns out he worked in demolition, and saw something in her spunky attitude. Currently, her crowing achievement is leveling an entire city with an asteroid, but that only led her new goal: leveling a metropolis.
Originally from the 22ndt century Tamika 'Toast' McAvery found herself in quite a predicament. You know, the standard sort of affair involving an evil death cult and a devil beast from the depths of time and tide. Also the was a robot from space and three people named Gary, one of which she knew in an 'intimate way', and another she would get to know, but that's getting side tracked... oh, and there was some stuff on the Moon! Still, we need to stay on topic. So, long story short, thanks to a magical sheep woman and a cat girl Toast now lives in the future, and works at an out of the way party supply store.
Tanto Gerazoun Nas survived the crash that kill his superior officer and critically wounded his fellow Tanto. While the ship, Zara was critically damaged he was able to redirect enough of her power to put Jahla into a regenerative stasis. He then buried Tarfornas, and prayed that the gods would guide his soul back through the vastness of space. In time, he explored the moon he was now stranded on, and found inner peace in its beauty. He never gave up hope that help would arrive and was certain they would come by the next sunrise. In time, he ran out of sunrises.
When the Martians decided to reinstate the monarchy they decided they wanted a connection to the last monarchy. Tallus was noted as the greatest royal aid known, so they found his last remaining relative. Nazcha clooop sold chahge* out of a mall kiosk. While she had no political knowledge, working in retail for thirty years gave her adept skill in judging people and their motivations. Her most re-quoted statement is 'He's trying to play you. See how he likes playing in the mines'. *chahge : It's a martian food, sure earthlings can technically eat it, but it they say they enjoy it, they are lying!
She is not subtle, but it works out because her husband is oblivious. Also, she has a higher tolerance to oxygen than 90 percent of martians and can roam about Earth unequipped with a filtration system.
Do they have individual back stories, hopes, dreams, kinks, and complicated relationships with their mothers? Yes, but do I really want to make individual bios for each and every one? No, I do not. So instead think of them as a single unit that enacts the will of the Countess. It also makes it easier if a few of them happen to die through the course of the story.