I've been thinking about this ever since I started the original game. The hero of Dungeons of Dredmor seems to have a lot of personality just based on his appearance and the highly amusing skill icons, it seems almost a waste that he has no default name or characteristics aside from what's projected on him. Hell, his goofiness is almost a perfect foil to the intensity of the evil Lord Dredmor. So ever since I started the game, I've been running a headcanon of sorts. Basically, I think Dungeons of Dredmor IS just about one guy trying to stop this lich from fully amassing his power and returning to the world. Except, of course, he isn't hero material AT ALL. All he has to his name is a worthless degree in Dungeoneering. So what does he do? He's constantly assaulting the dungeon after switching his major or taking new classes to try and find the magic bullet that will both defeat Lord Dredmor AND prove to his family that he's not a deadbeat. He never really "dies", he just has the crap beaten out of him and he just barely slithers his way back up to plan his next assault. Whenever I'm seriously roleplaying the hero -- that is, I sometimes make intentionally funny-yet-stupid mistakes even if it kills me -- I usually name him "Jake Tallbrow" even though the eyebrow jokes are kind of running thin. The heroine is a kindred spirit he met somewhere along the way. Many of us have that "special someone" who shares a startling number of similarities with us. Maybe even up to and including eyebrows and fashion style. This is her. Between the two of them she is the more rational and cautious and often provides insight or suggestions to him about how to best approach the dungeon. However wherever she's not hilariously inept she makes up for it by being completely psycho. Whereas her distaff counterpart just dabbles in every damn thing he can, she goes completely nuts with whatever her interest of the week is. She'll insist her current path "IS MY DESTINY!" and will react violently to anyone who questions it. She's more than a bit of a handful, with which is why you don't see the two actually fighting alongside each other as often as their strong friendship would lead you to believe. Also every time she loses all her HP and gets her butt kicked, she usually takes a sharp blow to the head somewhere and when she wakes up she's convinced of a totally different self-identity. I don't really have a good name for her. If the hero can be compared to Guybrush, she's thus comparable to Elaine. Despite being nuts, she is smart and often has a plan. She just overdoes the execution. Unbeknownst to either of them, they've both postponed the threat of Lord Dredmor at least just a little bit. The lich finds them so entertaining that he's putting off his invasion plans until he gets bored with the duo.