Characters

Go to the following link for the most UP TO DATE character guide. The original guide, which was put up at the start in 2011 (and only slightly updated from before the jump to the blog) is preserved below.




Warning:
I have just enough drawing ability to be dangerous. That is, enough to want to share my vision, but not enough to draw decent characters on a weekly basis (as in a true webcomic). Hence the style I've adopted.

This is where most of the fancier images will be; feel free to send in improved versions you may have done at home! As an aside - my style leans towards what I know personally, while math is universal. Perhaps this could be considered as the caucasian branch of a much larger canvas. I welcome any thoughts on the matter.


Name: LINEAR
Known As: Lyn
Hair: Blonde, short
Eyes: Green

Inverse: (self inverse)
Reciprocal: Reci
Default form: Slope-Intercept
Alternate forms: Standard

Strengths: Straightforward, to the point
Weaknesses: Overworks, lets others dictate her actions

Additional Notes:
 Wears glasses. Enjoys spending time with Slope.

  Name: QUADRATIC
Known as: Para
Hair: Blonde, long
Eyes: Blue

Inverse: Root
Reciprocal: (no file available)
Default form: Standard
Alternate forms: Vertex, Factored

Strengths: Fast max/min calculations, warmhearted
Weaknesses: Clumsy, can be overemotional

Additional Notes:
 Bunny ears hairband synched to her emotional state. Doesn't get along with Expona.

 
Name: CUBIC
Known As: Cubi
Hair: Blonde, short
Eyes: Green

Inverse: Radik III
Reciprocal: (no file available)
Default form: Standard
Alternate forms: Factored

Strengths: Interpolation, using bokken
Weaknesses: Irritable, suspicious

Additional Notes:
 Speaks with an inflection.

 
Name: QUARTIC
Known As: QT ("cutie")
Hair: Blonde, long
Eyes: Blue

No link or form files available.
Known to occasionally act biquadratic.

Strengths: Radical thinking, observation
Weaknesses: Shy

Additional Notes:
 Cat ears hairband creates quartic silhouette

 
Name: QUINTIC
Known As: Quinn
Hair: Blonde, short
Eyes: Green

No link or form files available.

Strengths: Tough, unconventional
Weaknesses: Prone to acting irrationally

Additional Notes:
 Fondness for letter V.

 
Name: SEXTIC
Known As: Sexi
Hair: Blonde, long
Eyes: Blue

No link or form files available.

Somewhat carefree nature seen as both strength and weakness.  Reason for hairband unknown.


 
Name: CIRCLE
Known As: Circe
Hair: Blue
Eyes: Blue-Grey
Eccentricity: None

Younger cousin of Elly.

Additional Notes:
 Somewhat dysfunctional. Very focussed. Dislikes Polynomials, likes animals, friendly with Trigonometry.

 
Name: ELLIPSE
Known As: Elly
Hair: Purple
Eyes: Blue-Grey
Eccentricity: Mild

Older cousin of Circe.

Additional Notes:
 Somewhat dysfunctional. Likes mysticism. Drinks ovaltine.

 
Name: HYPERBOLA
Known As: Hyper
Hair: Green
Eyes: Blue-Grey
Eccentricity: Severe

Additional Notes:
 Somewhat dysfunctional. Likes innovations and experiments. Drinks caffeinated beverages. Friendly with Reci. Has two asymptote rings.

 The non-inclusion of PARA here was a source of friction between the Polynomial and Conic families.  See Series2 for how that was temporarily resolved.  

 
Name: SINE
Known As: Sin
Hair: Brown, wavy
Eyes: Brown

Twin of: Cos
Inverse: Nis (no current file)
Reciprocal: Csc (no current file)

Strengths: Ratios and proportions
Weaknesses: Decision making

 
Name: COSINE
Known As: Cos
Hair: Brown, wavy
Eyes: Brown

Twin of: Sin
Inverse: Soc (no current file)
Reciprocal: Sec (no current file)

Strengths: Pythagorean Theorem
Weaknesses: Decision making

 
Name: TANGENT
Known As: Tan
Hair: Brown, curves out
Eyes: Brown

Younger sister of Sin and Cos
Inverse: Nat (no current file)
Reciprocal: Cot (no current file)

Additional Notes:
 Dislikes the attention given to her older sisters, and their nickname for her (tan-tan). Has an asymptote ring.

Names: ArcSin, ArcTan and ArcCos
Known As: Nis, Nat and Soc

Little is known about the Trigonometric Inverses.
They do like eating together.

Names: Cosecant, Cotangent and Secant
Known As: Csc, Cot and Sec

Little is known about the Trigonometric Reciprocals.
They do have the occasional eye twitch.


 
Name: SQUARE ROOT
Known As: Root
Hair: Silver, long
Eyes: Hazel

Inverse of: Para
Strengths: Technology, gardening, handling surds
Weaknesses: Requires reflection to see the big picture

Additional Notes:
 Bipolar. Canceling effect on Para's clumsiness. Dislikes Logan.

 
Name: CUBE ROOT
Known As: Radik (the Third)
Hair: Silver, short
Eyes: Hazel

Inverse of: Cubi
Strengths: Understanding cubist art, swordsmanship
Weaknesses: Conceit

Additional Notes:
 Seems to have imaginary friends. Canceling effect on Cubi's irritability.

 
Name: RECIPROCAL
Known As: Reci
Hair: Black, short
Eyes: Brown

Inverse of: (self inverse)
Reciprocal of: Lyn
Strengths: Seeing both sides, using divide and conquer, rationalizing
Weaknesses: Being on top of things, negative influences

Additional Notes:
 Can go to extremes. Protective of Lyn, friendly with Hyper. Has two asymptote rings.


 
Name: EXPONENTIAL
Known As: Expona
Hair: Red, long
Eyes: Hazel

Inverse of: Logan
Strengths: Fast thinking, intimidation, using percents and base rates
Weaknesses: Jumps to conclusions, quick to anger

Additional Notes:
 Enjoys baseball. Disliked by Para, and occasionally mistaken for her. Good at undoing any damage caused by Logan. Has asymptote ring.

 
Name: LOGARITHM
Known As: Logan
Hair: Red, short
Eyes: Hazel

Inverse of: Expona
Strengths: Carefully measured responses, filling in the gaps
Weaknesses: Slow to catch on, enjoys illegal downloads

Additional Notes:
 Can turn up without warning. Claims to have a pH Doctorate. Keeps a Captain's Logbook. Disliked by Root. Good at undoing any damage caused by Expona. Has asymptote ring.

 
Name: MODULUS
Known As: Maud
Hair: Black, short
Eyes: Blue

Additional Notes:
 Deals in absolutes. Has opened a bar to try and gain perspective.

 
Name: SLOPE
Known As: Slope
Hair: Brown, curves out
Eyes: Brown

Additional Notes:
  Little is known. Communicates only with Lyn.



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