Cast

The history of Zebra Girl includes many stories with many heroes and villains, and many changes. To list them all would require a whole Wiki, or at least a space in TV Tropes. So here are just the principal cast members around whom the narrative swirls, their descriptions layered in tiers to describe the turning points they’ve experienced over the years. If you’re unfamiliar with recent events I recommend you avoid glimpsing too much of their biographies, and instead settle in to read the pages without spoiling yourself! I worked long and hard on this stuff, you know.

-Joe

At First:
Sandra Eastlake is a normal, mildly temperamental young woman, fresh out of college and working at a temp agency. She owns a home with her two friends, Jack and Crystal.
But Then:
Sandra is Zebra Girl, the product of a freak magical incident which transformed her into a strange demonic creature with black and white skin and supernatural powers. Feeling shame over her monstrous appearance, she hides herself from the outside world while Jack works to find an antidote to her condition. In spite of her solitude she has had various adventures, including attacks from a monster hunter, heartbreaking encounters with curious citizens, and a foray into another universe. In the course of these she vacillates between despair and reaffirming her humanity.
And Then:
Sandra rules Miscellaneous with fear. An attempt at banishment made by Professor Broadshoulders pushed her towards accepting her demonic identity and now she aims to abandon her humanity altogether. On the up side, she seems happier than she's been in a while. On the down side, it's evil happy.
And Then Again:
Sandra is a monster trapped in the body of a human. Having failed to either rehabilitate or contain her, Jack was left with no choice but to banish her himself. Sent to a dreamlike realm where myths await their return to Earth, Sandra is somehow stripped of the lion's share of her powers and ironically recast in her human form. Angry, lost, surrounded by new enemies and vague allies, she is determined to escape and take revenge on her former friends.
At Last:
Sandra is now Zandra. Her enlightening adventures over the rainbow have given her a calmer perspective, and she’s ready to settle down. The supernatural population has boomed in her absence, and she now holds sway over a changed Miscellaneous...

- Zandra -
- Wally -

At First:
Wally is Crystal’s new boyfriend. He has a nice singing voice, and seems friendly enough. They seem about ready to meet the family.
But Then:
Wally is as affable a werewolf as you're ever likely to find. He's recently abandoned the werewolf lifestyle and is (ostensibly) making an effort to rejoin the human race. His general naivete stems from living for many years outside of civilization as the "omega wolf" of his pack. This makes him a good fit for Crystal, whose own naivete and maternal instincts enable them to connect on a very even level. Wally's instincts make him fiercely protective of her in turn. It seems as though he's trying to prove something to himself, but the fact of the matter is that we just don't know that much about him yet. For the record, he doesn't trust Sandra.
At Last:
Wally has grown significantly in the days since Sandra’s defeat. Literally! He and Crystal have made a nest in the woods bordering Miscellaneous, and he’s ready to defend the life they’ve built with the sort of ferocity you would expect from a respectable werewolf.

At First:
Tomie is a book of magic discovered in an attic, the poor handling of which may lead to unpredictable results.
But Then:
Tomie is alive, apparently, and forming a solid friendship with Jack through a telepathic bond.
At Last:
Tomie is a beautiful woman, somehow, and she and Jack are somewhat more than friends. Though her consciousness is many centuries old she’s now a newborn by mortal measures, exploring the physical world with curiosity and fond devotion to her partner, the two of them pursuing their magical calling side by side.

- Tomie -
- Sam -

At First:
Sam Sprinkles is an anthropomorphic rabbit and the amiable star of Meet Sam Sprinkles, a wonderful show about happiness and moral lessons and all like that. It may sound like a Saturday morning cartoon... and maybe it is... but it's also apparently a real production with real actors in "another time, another space." And most of them don't seem to be as enthusiastic about their profession as Sam. Probably because they’re living in a terrible dystopia. But Sam's happy so long as their show's on the air!
But Then:
Sam isn't happy. His show's off the air. Now he's a sardonic vagrant wandering the streets of a desolate world ruled by an eccentric tyrant. Something’s got to change….
And Then:
Sam is many things. He's a rabbit, a refugee, a housemate, former celebrity, straight man, and Sandra's twin from a parallel universe which somehow overlapped with ours in the form of a children's cartoon show. Some of these things are complicated, but Sam has a very straightforward personality and little patience for pretense. Like Sandra, he's come out of a life-changing experience searching for his place in a new world.
At Last:
Sam’s been through a lot. Some bad, some good…. Time changes us all, even the tough guys. Sandra put him through Hell, but it looks like he’s managed to capture a little slice of Heaven with a special lady. When Zandra arrives to stake a claim in Miscellaneous he reunites with his gang to determine which side she intends to favor this time around. He just needs to keep his hand steady.

At First:
Jack Clarity is a young man with plenty of direction in his life. That direction just happens to be all over the place. He is a pervert by nature, and tends to indulge in mischievous projects which usually just cause trouble. The house is shared between him, Crystal, and her best friend Sandra. He tends to irritate Sandra, but they've been a circle of friends since a very young age.
But Then:
Jack and his sister make up the local comic relief. However, his life has been given a definite direction. Since his discovery and subsequent ill-handling of a potent book of magic led to the transformation of Sandra, he carries with him the responsibility of finding a way to give her back what she's lost. God help her. And him too, since Sandra's powers give her the ability to set Jack on fire with ridiculous ease.
And Then:
Jack is the Plaid Wizard, He of The Intersecting Lines. His generally lighthearted demeanor and enduring perversion tend to belie a contemplative disposition. Losing his sister and Sandra to another world prompted Jack to rededicate himself to learning the secret ways of magic held within Tomie, his living compendium. After witnessing the tragedy of a burgeoning magical community and pulling off a successful rescue, Jack is now a far more mature individual than either of his housemates remember. Eventually forced to confront Sandra as an enemy, his hopes of rescuing her from evil are dimming.
At Last:
Jack’s grown a beard! That’s something. He and Tomie (now with a body all her own) have been traveling the land spreading magic and strengthening their relationship, but it’s time for them to return to Miscellaneous when he senses the arrival of Zandra.

- Jack -
- Crystal -

At First:
Crystal Clarity is a bubbly, friendly girl, eager to please and slightly too innocent. Sandra's best friend since Kindergarten and Jack's twin sister since birth, she's probably the only reason that the two manage to get along as well as they do. Her telemarketing job is based from home, so she has a decent amount of free time with which to screw around. She generally collaborates with Jack on their little adventures.
But Then:
Crystal is Sandra's main defense against depression. Though her cheer has been challenged by her best friend's plight, she's also reasonably chuffed to know that magic exists and yes Sandra's a demon but isn't it just so neat? Not for Sandra of course but look, magic! Isn't it wow? Like a story book!
And Then:
Crystal is a sweet girl who's gotten kind of sick of being sweet. Finding herself a boyfriend (who happens to be a werewolf) has helped her grow up a bit, and being surrounded by serious people with serious issues has rather derailed her inclination to be constantly upbeat. Even Sam Sprinkles is a grim shadow of what he used to be. Empathic as she is, Crystal feels compelled to explore other means of expression through a Goth lifestyle. Nonetheless, she remains the bright heart of this gang of supernatural friends.
At Last:
Crystal is caught between the future and the past. Sandra’s fall from grace broke her heart in little ways. She’s been waiting for a long time for a resolution to the story unfolding around her family and her friend. But a woman can see the limits of the horizon more clearly than a girl. She knows that she can’t wait forever, and when Zandra finally appears she finds a breaking point. What happens next will either sever their friendship or affirm its fortitude once and for all.