hey remember the time you and some other guys went with me on a ~magical subconscious adventure~ and you found a whole bunch of incriminating evidence about my kinda-boss (and also me but i'm not entirely aware of that yet) and everything just went really wrong?? haha i sure hope not
The overlord who took her in and kinda saved her life, to be honest. She sees him as kind of being her dorky new dad even though at first she was intimidated by him. She really likes working for him!
(So please, please don't ruin this for me... I don't want to hurt anyone here!)
One of his personal assistants, who he picked up from a highly unfriendly planet.. He finds her charming and lovable and is more concerned about her well-being than he makes apparent. He thinks she brightens everything up and likes to have her around - she's the perfect person to raise morale!
Aedi used to be one of his classmates before she mysteriously disappeared. They met again once they both started woring for Hadris, and now they're dating! Aedi was a huge help to him when it came to adjusting to living in Hadris' realm and helped keep a smile on his face even when thinking of the past became overbearing.
He feels like she's keeping something from him but doesn't want to upset her by pursuing the subject. He'll always be there to listen, though, no matter what!
Orange used to be one of her classmates in high school before she got taken out. They weren't particularly close or anything, but now that they both work for Hadris they're best friends! They're dating, in fact! She doesn't really idolize him like she does with most of her crushes; Orange is much closer to her than that and Aedi sees him as someone she can trust unconditionally as opposed to just being a romantic interest.
Aedi admires his strength and wishes she could be more like him...
A member of the Hell College Carpool and one of Ansaiele's friends - and any friend of Ansaiele's is a friend of his! He doesn't know her that well yet, but she seems pretty cool and trustworthy.
also like.... if she ever wanted to just like bite him or something that'd be cool, whatever y'know??
Dicro met Ansaiele online thanks to having a mutual friend in Bonnie. She quickly became one of his closest friends, helped by the fact that they both had subconscious exploration abilities that allowed them to interact in person. It became something they could bond over... in addition to all of the memes and cat vines they got from just interacting online, of course.
They've started dating and he really loves her!!!! So much!!!!!!! She's so perfect and wonderful and sweet and funny and cute and is just the greatest and best!!!!!!!! She's so easy to talk to and they share so many interests and she's so empathetic and caring and her hands are so soft...!!!! He loves his GF!!! A lot!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm channeling my own gay into this link!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway Ansaiele is someone he trusts pretty much unconditionally. Seeing her happy completely makes his day, and he'll do anything to protect her smile! If it wasn't obvious he gets really mushy just thinking about her and is prone to crying about how much he loves her as soon as she leaves the room. Heck, sometimes he'll do it while she's still there! Even though he's an embarrassed spaghetti he really wants her to know how much she means to him...
He gets kinda tsundere when the subject of his affection for her comes up... H-He's not cute!!! She's the cute one!!!!! Please stop teasing him!!!!!!!!! His face can only get so red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This Entirety's version of himself. 2cro is currently seeking him out, hoping he'll be able to find him before Dicro becomes another 2cro. There's something specific he wants to tell him, hoping it will change the course of his life. Even if Dicro chooses to devote himself to Ignis, with what 2cro intends to tell him there's no way Dicro will repeat 2cro's mistakes.
A member of Halyn's Alliance whom she's acquainted with. They have a sort of unspoken respect for each other, the Competitions have formed a growing rift between them due to fighting between their alliances.
The leader of Umbra's Alliance and therefore someone who's somewhere between uneasy ally and enemy. They used to get along pretty well and Seraye still respects her, but the more violent members of Umbra's Alliance have soured Seraye's opinion of Umbra herself.
One of the core members of Halyn's Alliance and a relatively frequent customer. Seraye wonders what it must be like for someone her age to be in the Competition, but she doesn't really talk to Fray about it. She seems too happy for that.
A member of Halyn's Alliance, though she doesn't live with them. They aren't that close despite having known each other for years, but they get along fine. Dicro's become kind of anxious around her as of late, considering the whole "you want to beat Ignis into a bloody pulp and I want to help him take over Entirety and if you find out about that I'm gonna be in a world of Yikes" situation he's in.
One of the core members of the alliance that she's part of. She and Dicro aren't particularly close despite the fact that they've been acquainted for several years. They get along perfectly fine, though.
Dicro's Marionette and a member of Halyn's Alliance. If Ara is Umbra's daughter, then Umbra sees Fray as being her niece. As such, Umbra is fairly protective of Fray but otherwise doesn't interact with her too often.
The woman who created the Oresses and, ergo, gave him his powers but also unintentionally erased all of his memories prior to receiving his Oress. He thinks she's terrifying and would probably kill him on sight, so even when there's not an active Competition he tries to avoid her and her alliance at all costs.
Thyx was a Tested he never really knew much about up until he found some weird erotic fanfiction about him and Thyx on the internet. That was pretty weird, but he was sort of flattered that some stranger thought he was worth writing erotic fanfiction about with some other stranger. I mean, still weird, but...
After he was invited to Hell College Dicro realized he'd need some form of transportation for on-campus travel, and it turned out Thyx was the only person in the Test Reality with a car. Thyx wormed his way into the budding Hell College Carpool, and since then they've been... well, friends, he supposes? Thyx is sort of like a dorky little brother, and Dicro really doesn't mind him.
Just another cool dude from the Test Reality! Honestly, though, Thyx didn't know him much until it came to his attention that someone wrote some weird erotic fanfiction about them together, which was his in to interacting with him more!!
...Which didn't really work out, because apparently erotic fanfiction apparently isn't the best way to bond with some guy you barely know. But, anyway, Thyx got his chance when it turned out that Dicro needed a car to go to some Hell school!! Thyx has been a beloved(?) part of the Hell College Carpool ever since!
Thyx thinks Dicro is a super cool and likeable dude. He believes in him a lot and is there for him 100% and will cry every single time he gets hurt or killed, which is very often!!!!!!
One of the first Tested he ever met, as she was working for Halyn at the time of their first meeting. Dicro holds her in high regard and trusts her unconditionally, even during the Competitions when they're supposed to be killing each other. She was much better at helping him adjust to the Competition than Halyn was, and as a result he sees her as sort of like an older sister he knows he can depend on.
He cares about her so much that he forgives her and keeps playing every time she absolutely devastates him at video games.
One of the first Tested she ever met and a close friend of hers. Even during the Competition they're friendly with one another, and Umbra generally avoids bothering him and the rest of Halyn's Alliance if she can help it. She worries for his well-being and has a feeling he's keeping a lot of his problems hidden, but that's a feeling she knows too well to do much about. All she can really do is believe and trust in him, as she would do regardless.
He's also a graceful loser, which she appreciates.
Bonnie's boyfriend and boss, whom he's madly in love with. Bonnie is just as cocky and obnoxious to him as he is to everyone else, if not even moreso. He likes to tease Zhirael a lot, though he'll turn red and deny that he likes it when Zhirael teases him back. He's very open and vocal about his relationship, especially among friends, and likes to brag about Zhirael whenever he has the opportunity. Ideally, he would just be around him all the time.
Though to others - Zhirael included - he seems confident and very secure about their relationship, Bonnie is actually pretty self-conscious about it. He feels like Zhirael is way, way too good for him and that all he really does is take. What weighs even more heavily on him is the implication of Zhirael dating a human; Zhirael is already controversial enough to all three planes, and Bonnie's not making anything better. Even though Zhirael couldn't possibly care less, Bonnie feels like he's just dragging down Zhirael's reputation even further. Still, Bonnie loves him to death and he's pretty sure Zhirael feels the same way, so he tries to hide his concerns because the thought of losing Zhirael fills Bonnie with a cold sense of dread that he doesn't want any part of. Which, of course, just loops back to him feeling selfish that he's not convincing Zhirael to do better for himself.
Zhirael's boyfriend, whom he adores to a capacity Zhirael wasn't previously aware non-humans were capable of. He initially hired Bonnie to help him with technological matters, but it didn't take long for both of them to realize they had a mutual interest in each other.
Zhirael's feelings are incredibly puzzling to him, seeing that he's a member of a species that isn't automatically born with human emotions. He can't exactly explain why he finds Bonnie so amusing, why he finds his snarking and audacity so charming, why his heart beats a little faster when Bonnie blushes and gets all flustered when Zhirael teases him, or why when Bonnie starts falling asleep next to him he can't keep himself from stroking his hair... but he's not sure he needs to. He's fairly transparent about his feelings toward Bonnie, as he is about most things.
Once all of this revolt-against-the-heavens business is over with, he'd like to just settle down with Bonnie somewhere and relax for a while.
A girl he used to babysit before they both became full Tested and wound up in Halyn's Alliance. Upon her insistence he took her as his Marionette, though a bit hesitantly. Owning someone's soul is kind of a big commitment, y'know?
Dicro sees Fray as his little sister and is always concerned for her safety and well-being. He knows she's not afraid of dangerous misadventures or fighting in the Competition, but he still doesn't like seeing her get hurt.
He's catching on to the fact that Fray feels kind of neglected, but he isn't sure what to do about it. They're both getting involved in some pretty dangerous and very controversial business, and he's not sure if that's anything he should be dragging her into, no matter how excited she is about it.
Dicro used to be Fray's babysitter before she became a full Tested. After the two joined Halyn's Alliance, Fray let Dicro make her his Marionette, which ensured that they would be able to protect each other and increased their chances of survival in general. She thinks very highly of Dicro, seeing him as like an older brother. She doesn't like being away from him for long.
Recently is starting to feel a little neglected, since Dicro has been more distant and doesn't take her on as many adventures any more. She doesn't want to be treated like a little kid anymore, and she knows he has a lot going on right now, but still... she's worried that she's not entertaining enough for him anymore and that he just sees her as some kid he's obligated to protect or something.
Bonnie is one of Dicro's oldest internet friends and among his closest friends in general, even though Bonnie teases him a lot. Or maybe that's exactly why he likes Bonnie so much? Either way, Bonnie is Dicro's top confidant when it comes to the matter of his issues in the Test Reality and all of his Sick Mental Health and Gender Feelz. Dicro would trust Bonnie with just about anything short of something that could put him in danger.
Dicro is one of Bonnie's internet friends and one of Bonnie's closest friends in general. They have similar tastes when it comes to pretty much everything and their opinions tend to match up, so they get along really well. Dicro is usually the first person he goes to when he has something he wants to talk about, and Bonnie would trust him with anything.
And if he wanted Bonnie would be cool with them just like making out or something, you know whatever just an idea, though that won't stop Bonnie from relentlessly kinkshaming him at every opportunity.