vriskarse asked:

has hussie ever stated what he called each character since they were named by the fans at their introduction? like before karkat was named maybe he was "candy red/grey troll 2" or dirk as "orange human" in hussie's head

He said in an answer on his old formspring page that he based each of the trolls off of super heroes. As for the kids, he drew up their character profiles before Hs started but left the naming up to the fans in the suggestion box.

pages 54 & 55 of Legion of Super-Heroes #300 by Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt