Aliens

Zircon

Hyperintelligent, easily bored xenobiologist. Arrogant, mercurial, unpredictable. Kind of a jerk. Very open with his thoughts due to the fact that no one can hear him. Taller than an underclass Grey, shorter than other scientist class Greys. Wears his coat half-unbuttoned like a rebel. Prefers cool blues and cyans.

Possesses both “sets” of genitalia, receiving and giving. A bit more intent on using them than the rest of his kind, as a sort of guilty pleasure. Knows enough of human mating rituals to dish it out, but not enough to take it without becoming incredibly flustered. His mental voice is androgynous and he has no gender preference. His physical voice sounds like a bad parody of Christopher Nolan’s Batman speaking from the inside of a garbage disposal.

Takes an interest in Thomas due to his “unique” mental structure – that is, whatever allows him to not only easily receive transmissions but also unconsciously transmit as well.

In the midst of fucking. This is the important part.

Pronouns: He/she/they/any. Someone might try out ze/zer, because it has the hard consonant sounds of his name.

 

more aliens to be unlocked as story progresses

main humans

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Thomas

28 year old depressed piece of shit working a dead-end job in food service, sharing an apartment with Vanessa in downtown South City. His hobbies include collecting godawful B movies, moderating a wolf RP forum, and taking naps. Hates most everything else except Vanessa. Especially nicknames and Chaz.

Can easily hear Zircon to the point that he can (unconsciously) forge a two-way link. Is not entirely sure he likes this power.

Pronouns: He/him, cis

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Vanessa

26 year old ray of sunshine with a bachelor’s degree, a part time job in a kickboxing studio and her name on the lease. Her hobbies include reading shlocky romance novels, curating a fashion and interior design idea Pinterest she’ll never use, and strength training. Vegetarian. Not a drop of hate in her body.

Can only pick up ideas/sensations from Zircon due to empathy.

Pronouns: She/her, cis

side humans

Burger Shack Crew

Chaz

Manager. Cult leader. Creepy as hell. Might be somewhat obsessed with Thomas. Not entirely sure if he's human.

Can hear Zircon too well.

Pronouns: He/him, cis

Snake

Server, cashier. Unfortunately related to Chaz. Agender, cooler than you. A snerson of few words.

Unknown if they can hear Zircon, or if they'd care if they did.

Pronouns: They/he

Jayce

Shift lead, junior manager. Definitely cooler than you. Laidback, somewhat nihilistic. Disappears sometimes.

Unknown if he can hear Zircon.

Pronouns: Any, genderfluid/genderqueer

Cookie

Owner, manager, cook, janitor, et cetera. Doesn't care what these kids do as long as they come to work on time. Has seen some shit.

Probably can't hear Zircon.

Pronouns: He/him, cis

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I've drawn them more than once yet I have no idea who they are. Unknown if they can hear Zircon or if this is important at all.

Alien Cultists (currently known)

Marty

Alien casual. Grad student. Owes Thomas 20 bucks from 6th grade. Doesn't remember what it's for.

Definitely can't hear Zircon.

Pronouns: She/her, trans

Andy

Only here because her girlfriend wanted to check it out. Dated Thomas before realizing she swung the other way. Master of amputee jokes.

Unknown if she can hear Zircon, or if she'd care if she did.

Pronouns: She/they, trans

Neighbors (currently known)

Karissa

Sculptor, painter, weirdo. Clinically diagnosed with psychosis and possibly also BPD. Vain, egotistical, a bit theatrical, likes to poke her nose in where it doesn’t belong. (This isn’t because of her mental illnesses, this is because she is a dick.)

May or may not be able to hear Zircon. Definitely heard him physically screaming that night.

Pronouns: She/her, trans

(main comic: TBA)

Misc South City Denizens

Twig

Comprised entirely of bones and hatred. Beef’s best friend slash adopted brother. Will probably fucking stab you.

Unknown if he can hear Zircon.

Pronouns: He/him, trans

(main comic: Shit City Funland)

Beef

Built like a brick shithouse in black leather and a mohawk. Cookie’s oldest son. A gentle giant, will probably adopt you.

Unknown if he can hear Zircon.

Pronouns: He/him, cis

(main comic: Shit City Funland)

Marcus

Jayce's boyfriend. Probably not important to the story but he's important to Jayce.

Pronouns: He/they, cis

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Kiki

Marcus's daughter. Likes when Jayce comes to visit because he's taller than her Papa so shoulder rides are epic.

Pronouns: She/her, trans

Critters and Cryptids

Mr. Tinkles

13 year old shelter cat that is one part fluff, one part hatred. He came with the name. Does not like supernatural beings, especially aliens. Didn't think he'd have to deal with this but now one's fawning over his humans.

Zircon can understand the most basic of his mental impulses, because, after all, he is just a cat.

Bigfoot

Jokingly pondered about finding out he exists the same way Thomas found out about aliens. Thomas hopes if he DOES exist, he’s not interested. 

Bearwolf

Mysterious creature sighted at a park near South City. Rumored to be a werewolf or a bear. Or a werebear. Definitely not some guy in a bear suit.

Molepeople

Subterranean humanoid monsters that may or may not lurk in the tunnels beneath South City. They’re relatively private, all they want to do is drink beer and dig tunnels.