The characters of ''ComicBook/HackSlash''
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[[folder:Main Characters]]

!! Cassie Hack

-> Debut: ''Euthanized''

* ActionGirl
* AmbiguouslyBi: [[spoiler: BiTheWay: Becomes less ambiguous as the series goes on, to the point where she rides off into the sunset with a woman.]]
* AntiHero
* BackFromTheDead: Just once, so she still has some catching up to do with Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** BadassNormal
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Briefly became the new [[PhysicalGod Fantomah]].
* BloodKnight: She's mentioned several times that she can barely conceive a life beyond hunting and killing monsters.
* BookDumb: She never actually finished school, though to be fair we're never told how she did in it anyway.
* BreakTheCutie: So much.
* BrokenBird
* CelibateHero
* TheCombatPragmatist: For example, when dealing with [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday holiday]] slashers, she and Vlad usually just find their resting place, and blow it up while they're still hibernating.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel: An often employed tactic when luring out slashers.
* DisappearedDad
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: After the events of the last issue, Cassie hangs up her spurs to raise Sarah with Georgette.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* TheEeyore
* FinalGirl
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Examples include chainsaws, power drills, and machetes.
* GoodIsNotNice
* {{Goth}}: ''My First Maniac'' shows her friend Sarah dragged her along on a shopping spree, and Cassie apparently just liked the stuff she picked out enough to retain the style from then on.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Usually.
* [[spoiler: HealingFactor:]] In more recent arcs, Cassie has gotten a good dose of [[spoiler: Samhain's healing factor]].
* TheHero
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Cassie has always feared becoming a slasher, just like her mother.
* TheHunter
* HurtingHero
* IcyBlueEyes
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLadette
* MommyIssues
* MsFanservice
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Hack.
* PeekABangs
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: Is quite lax when mentioning things like dying, and killing her old cheerleading coach.
* SerialKillerKiller: A midnight radio show even nicknamed her "the SKK".
* SirSwearsALot
* StakingTheLovedOne: Cassie is forced to kill her mother... ''twice''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Including:
** BareYourMidriff
** BlackBraAndPanties
** CollaredByFashion
** HellBentForLeather
** FingerlessGloves
** LoinCloth
** MiniDressOfPower
** OperaGloves
** StockingFiller
** ZettaiRyouiki
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:she's a hereditary potential slasher thanks to the Black Lamp taint, and she ends up slowly activating after being injected with Akakios's blood.]]
* VigilanteMan
* WaifFu
* WeaponOfChoice: BatterUp.

!! Vlad [[spoiler:(Vlodislaw Lucas-Beane)]]

-> Debut: ''Euthanized''

* BadassLongcoat
* BaldOfAwesome: It seems he can't grow hair.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* TheBigGuy
* TheComicallySerious
* CoolMask
* CreepyGood
* DependingOnTheArtist: He's either gray, green, or brown.
* {{Determinator}}
* DoggedNiceGuy: When Cassie finally realises, the results are ugly.
* GentleGiant: Unless he gets mad.
* TheGrotesque
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]
* HandicappedBadass: Though he's a mountain of muscle and badassery, Vlad does suffer from pulmonary infections from time to time. It's part of the reason he wears the mask. [[spoiler:Towards the end of the comic he nearly dies when his bone condition goes into overdrive.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheLancer
* MacheteMayhem
* NoSocialSkills
* OlderSidekick
* WeaponOfChoice: Really big knives and cleavers.
* [[spoiler:WhiteSheep]]
* YouNoTakeCandle

!! Lisa Elsten

-> Debut: ''Euthanized''

* CoolBigSis: Can act like this towards Cassie, like in ''Double Feature''.
* FinalGirl: Could be considered this for Bobby Brunswick, though he never wanted to kill her.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* RedheadedHero
* TheMedic: As much as a veterinarian can be. She frustratedly notes at one point that she's patched up more people than animals in the last six months.
* MissionControl

!! Chris Krank

-> Debut: ''Land of Lost Toys''

* AsianAndNerdy
* BasementDweller: Initially.
* {{Geek}}
* HeroesWantRedheads: Lisa and Sheriff Callahan.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MissionControl
* NonActionGuy
* SpikyHair

!! Pooch

-> Debut: ''Shout at the Devil''

A demonic dog spawned by the Neflords, Pooch originally acted as the pet of his progenitor's current agent, and first met Cassie and Georgia when he was left in charge of guarding them, telling them about his masters in exchange for being pet. When the two escaped Nef, Pooch made a feeble attempt to stop them, but was casually knocked aside. For God only knows what reason, the Neflords later decided to send him to Earth to hunt down and kill Cassie, a task he proved comically inept at. At the behest of Cassie, Pooch was collected by Chris and Lisa; since the two of them proved to be pretty nice, and the Neflords would be undoubtedly pissed at him for failing at his assignment, Pooch decided it was in his best interest to go native, proving his loyalty to his new friends by protecting them from a far more competent assassin eventually sent by his former masters.

* AnimalsHateHim
* TheComicallySerious
* EvilDetectingDog
* HeelFaceTurn
* HellHound
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* {{Phlegmings}}
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SitcomArchNemesis: Goblin, a pug in the animal clinic's kennel. According to Pooch, Goblin ''hates'' him.
* TeamPet
* ThirdPersonPerson

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[[folder:Recurring Characters]]

!! Margaret Crump

-> Debut: ''Shout at the Devil''

* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Over the Rainbow''.
* BiTheWay
* FairCop: One of her stripper routines, an apparent favorite of patrons.
* FinalGirl: Survived both Six Sixx and Dale Wildman
* PornNames: Georgia Peaches.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: [[spoiler: TheyDo, but not until the end of the series due to Cassie's hangups.]]

!! Gertrude Hall

-> Debut: ''Shout at the Devil''

* EightiesHair
* FaceHeelTurn: Briefly turns evil in fear for her life in the final arc.
* FinalGirl: Technically; though she ultimately did away with Six Sixx, he never tried to kill her. Like Georgia, she also survive Dale Wildman, though.
* [[spoiler:PreClimaxClimax: For Vlad. It saves him from the Neflords.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: After a lifetime of looking for someone to love, she found washed up rocker Brock Hellfrees.

!! Samhain

-> Debut: ''Closer''

A slasher who was used by the Black Lanterns to attempt to kill Cassie, but is developing human feelings and has become a creepy ally to her.

* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Pre-series, and in ''Sons of Man''.
* CoolMask
* {{Expy}}: Of Series/{{Angel}}. They even look similar.
* HealingFactor
* KnifeNut
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction
* MrFanservice
* MysteriousPast
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's been active for over fifty years.
* TheVoiceless: While controlled by the Black Lamp Society.

!! Catherine "Cat" Curio

-> Debut: ''Double Feature''

* AspergerSyndrome
* ChekhovsGunman: Her debut was a seemingly one-off story she appeared to die at the end of, but then it was revealed a little while later that she actually survived, and eventually she became a main character
* ConvenientComa: Samhain stabbing her as a child put her in one.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: Or left them as a vegetable for over a decade.
* GenkiGirl
* GoshDangItToHeck
* DoesNotLikeGuns
* FinalGirl: The only known survivor of Samhain during his "mindless Black Lamp lackey" phase.
* KidDetective
* MeaningfulName: ''Curio''sity.
--> "Curious like a cat. You know me. Ha. People used to say to me, 'Did you choose Curio as a surname, because that's an awfully big coincidence, wouldn't you say?' And I'd say: 'Why no. Curio is a very old and respected family n--' (is shoved out the door by Cassie)
* MotorMouth
* SheIsAllGrownUp
* {{Took a Level in Badass}}

!! Daisy (AKA the Fearless Flamingo/Sister Nightmare)

-> Debut: ''Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter''

* BadassNormal
* FinalGirl: The only surviving victim of Samhain II
* IronicNickname: Her being cast as "the Fearless Flamingo" was intentionally ironic.
* LegacyCharacter: To both Nightmare and Sister Sacrilege
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* TookALevelInBadass: After the events of "Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter"; she used to be a cowardly girl in relatively poor physical condition, now she's a fit, fearless superhero in training.

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[[folder: Major Villains]]

!! Delilah Hack, the Lunch Lady

-> Debut: ''Euthanized''

Cassie's mother, Delilah (or "Dee") was once a normal (but feisty) woman who met and fell in love with her future husband, Doctor Jack Hack, when it was discovered she had the potential to become a slasher. The two got married and tried to live a normal life with their daughter, but Jack's government connections ([[{{Mundanger}} and gambling problem]]) quashed those dreams, and Jack was eventually forced to abandon his family for their own protection. This caused Delilah's mental state to deteriorate rapidly, and after noticing the bullying her daughter was forced to deal with at school, decided that mommy should make it all better in the worst possible way; by butchering the bullies (and anyone else who so much as looked at Cassie funny) and using their remains as the "secret ingredient" in the food she served in her job as a lunch lady. When Cassie discovered what her mother was doing, she alerted the authorities and confronted Delilah with them; distraught by her daughter's betrayal, Delilah committed suicide by fatally scalding herself with a pot of boiling gravy in front of her daughter. But a mother's love is a hard thing to kill, and Delilah soon returned from the dead, tracked Cassie down to her new foster home, and picked up where she left off, slaughtering Cassie's classmates, though this spree was cut short when Cassie re-killed Dee by shooting her in the face a couple dozen times.

* AbusiveParents: Presumably became this as her mental state deteriorated, if a flashback in ''The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie'' is anything to go by.
* AxCrazy
* BackFromTheDead: In ''Cassie and Vlad meet the Re-Animator''.
* BlondesAreEvil: Though as an undead being, her hair is white-ish.
* DeathByOriginStory
* DrivenToSuicide: When cornered by police, she drowned herself in a big pot of boiling gravy.
* EvilChef
* EvilMatriarch
* KnifeNut
* KnightTemplarParent
* MamaBear: A ''very'' dark one.
* MyBelovedSmother
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Hack.
* SerialKiller: Pre-series.
* TokenMotivationalNemesis

!! Bobby Brunswick

-> Debut: ''Euthanized''

* AlliterativeName
* BackFromTheDead: Well duh. He comes back again n ''Come Together''.
* BadassLongcoat
* BaldOfEvil
* BoomHeadshot: It takes multiple ones to put him down the first time.
* DeadlyPrank: His origin.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShovelStrike: How he kills when he decides to take matters into his own hands.
* HulkSpeak
* MalevolentMaskedMen: His little surgical mask.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RaisingTheSteaks: He can bring animals back from the dead, though it's implied he may be able to do so with humans.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In life, Bobby was a mentally challenged young man who euthanized animals a clinic -- he's one the only slashers who wasn't a remotely bad guy before he died.

!! Laura Lochs

-> Debut: ''Girls Gone Dead''

A devoutly religious girl who snapped when she caught her long time boyfriend with a slut, our heroes first encountered Laura when she intended to turn a Florida Spring Break into a bloodbath with the help of Father Wrath, a slasher she had enthralled with BlackMagic. Despite later dying after some body-hopping mayhem caused [[{{Film/ChildsPlay}} a certain killer doll's]] amulet, her hate-filled spirit remains in limbo, obsessed with taking revenge on Cassie and Vlad, something she'll have to be creative about, considering her now fairly limited ability to interact with the world of the living.

* AlliterativeName
* BandageBabe: In ''Vs. Chucky'', due to the severe burns she suffered at Cassie's hands.
* BlondesAreEvil
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: At first.
* DesignatedGirlFight
* DisproportionateRetribution: She was driven insane and attempted to massacre Spring Break due to her boyfriend cheating on her during the festivities.
* EvilFeelsGood: When she actually witnesses Father Wrath kill someone at her instruction, she is somewhat freaked, and starts questioning herself ("You don't think I'm crazy, do you?"); though she gets over it, outright stating shooting someone was surprisingly easy later.
* EvilVsEvil: In ''Vs. Chucky''.
* GrandTheftMe: Done to Vlad in ''Vs. Chucky'', and briefly to her sister in ''Foes and Fortunes''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: She was eaten alive by her own ravenous zombie minions.
* HotWitch
* {{Hypocrite}}: A Christian fundamentalist who uses BlackMagic and HollywoodVoodoo in the name of God.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: She wears what's left of Father Wrath's mask in ''Vs. Chucky''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In ''Foes and Fortunes'', she manipulates her sister from beyond the grave in a plot to kill Cassie and Vlad.
* ManOnFire: At the end of ''Girls Gone Dead'', via candles and various alcohols.
* MotiveRant
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: In ''Vs. Chucky'', though as noted above, they turn on her.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Became something akin to one due to her usage of black magic.
* StrawmanPolitical
* ValleyGirl

!! Ashley Guthrie

-> Debut: ''Land of Lost Toys''

* DemonicPossession
* DisproportionateRetribution: After discovering his baby brother was playing with his toys, he beat him to death.
* ChronicPetKiller: He strangled his cat's litter of kittens due to being annoyed at how much time it was spending with them.
* EnfantTerrible
* {{Gonk}}
* GoshDangItToHeck
* ItsAllAboutMe: His entire MO. His reason for... everything, really.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Used as a host by the Neflords, who hoped that his abilities would be passed on to the offspring.]]
* KillerRabbit: While stuck in a teddy bear, and arguably the elderly Mrs. Joworsky's body.
* KnifeNut: In ''Slice Hard''.
* LivingToys
* SealedEvilInATeddyBear: Literally.
* TheSociopath
* VillainTeamUp: With Six Sixx in ''Mind Killer''.
* YourWorstNightmare

!! Angela Cicero, the Acid Angel

-> Debut: ''Slice Hard Prelude''

A sexy (and she knows it) female slasher, Acid Angel was once Angela Cicero, mundane real estate agent by day and club-trotting party girl by night. Unfortunately, Angela's hard partying ways led to a heap of trouble when she got it on with her best friend's husband, driving said best friend to a BathSuicide. Overcome with grief, the guilty husband murdered Angela by replacing her insulin with hydrochloric acid, leading to an excruciating death. But, you can't keep a bad girl down, and Angela eventually came back from the dead as a slasher who uses her feminine wiles to ensnare men, then kill them via her arousal-activated acidic secretions.

* AlienBlood
* AllThereInTheManual: Her origin is revealed in supplementary material.
* BackFromTheDead: In ''Come Together''.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: One of the few slashers who look totally human. And doesn't she use it.
* BlondesAreEvil
* BreathWeapon: As well as secreting acid, she can spit it.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: SummerGlau.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Along with being able to cause them, her own death involved her insulin being replaced by hydrochloric acid.
* DestinationDefenestration: How she is temporarily defeated in ''Come Together''.
* DeusSexMachina: Her powers activate upon being sexually aroused.
* FoeYay: "Such a one-track mind you have, Cassie. It's kind of cute. I think you'll make a ''great'' little slave."
* GoGoEnslavement: After being captured in ''Slice Hard Prelude'', her street clothes were switched with her "villain outfit" off-panel... for some reason. Additionally, after capturing Cassie and Vlad in ''Come Together'', she strips them down to their undergarments.
* {{Hallucinations}}: A special acid ([[IncrediblyLamePun ...LSD?]]) is able to induce them in in ''Come Together''.
* HollywoodAcid: Comes in translucent, green, and yellow.
* KnifeNut: In ''Slice Hard''.
* LeotardOfPower: Also in ''Slice Hard''.
* {{Mook}}: Acquires the ability to create them in ''Come Together''.
* MsFanservice
* PoisonousPerson
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an emasculating one to Vlad in ''Come Together''.
* StrawFeminist
* TattooedCrook
* TheVamp
* VillainsOutShopping: In ''Come Together'', in order to "recharge" to kill the captive Cassie and Vlad in a painful manner, she watches some trashy hotel porn:
--> "God, I hate it when the guy talks. Shut up and just fuck, man."

!! Emily Christy, Ms. America

-> Debut: ''Slice Hard''

* AGodAmI: As Ouroboros.
* BlondesAreEvil
* BloodBath: Resorts to something akin to them in order to retain a human appearance in ''Tub Club'', manipulating students into weird bloodletting pool orgies as apart of being in the titular secret society.
* BodyHorror: The whole absorption thing can get gross.
* DepravedBisexual
* FaceStealer: She can steal and wear the skin of others, though it appears to work better on women.
* HealingFactor: Her main ability, though it needs blood and flesh to kick start it.
* HotScientist
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Vlad kills her by knocking her onto a stalagmite.
* {{Meganekko}}
* OldShame: Her nude photo spread, which got her Ms. America title revoked.
* OneWingedAngel[=/=]ScaledUp
* PowerDyesYourHair: As Ouroboros, she's a brunette.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: After being fatally injured by Acid Angel in ''Slice Hard'', she uses an experimental "slasher serum" to save herself, at the cost of her humanity, and eventually her sanity.
* ProphetEyes: As Ms. America.

!! Lynn Jagodinski, Samhain II

-> Debut: ''Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter''

* CostumeCopycat: Impersonates Samhain
* DaddysLittleVillain: To her father Dr. Mortal, who organized most of the events of the "SSSS" arc.
* EyeScream: How Cassie kills her, since her eyes are her only weak spots. She's still missing an eye when the Black Lamp Society brings her back in "Final".
* HeroKiller
* GoForTheEye
* NighInvulnerable
* TheMole: In the group of would-be superhero teens.
* SuperPowerLottery: Empowered by the Godbox, she has a ton of cool powers with ''very'' few limits

!! Jeffrey Brevvard, Six Sixx

-> Debut: ''Shout at the Devil''

* EightiesHair
* CaptainErsatz: Of Sammi Curr from ''Trick or Treat''.
* ClippedWingAngel: He assumes a demonic form in ''Shout at the Devil'', but doesn't really get the chance to do anything with it.
* DealWithTheDevil
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: He gets beaten to death with a hammer in the opening pages of ''Murder Messiah''.
* EyepatchOfPower
* EyeScream: An EldritchAbomination ripped one of his eyes out, leading to the above.
* HereWeGoAgain: The end of ''Mind Killer'' sees him scouting out a new "talent" for the Neflords. This doesn't work out, and he and his prospect are both killed by Dale Wildman.
* MusicalAssassin
* VillainTeamUp: With Ashley Guthrie in ''Mind Killer''.

!! The Neflords

-> Debut: ''Shout at the Devil''

Two big, floating tenctacly monsters that exist in a realm presumably named after them, their origin is vague, but speculation says they may have lived in the void that existed before God created the universe. While they appear to be content (for the most part) with lording over their little Hell Dimension, they are unable to create followers from nothing, and thus must rely on impregnating virgins (and it ''has'' to be virgins, for some reason) from other worlds, acquiring them through agents they imbue with powers in exchange for their services.

* AnythingThatMoves: As long as it's a virgin, at least.
* CombatTentacles
* DimensionLord
* EldritchAbomination
* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong
* MarsNeedsWomen: In order to spawn, they need to fatally impregnate virgins from alternate realities.
* PowerFloats
* RainbowSpeak: Each one has different colored speech bubble font, which occasionally bleeds together.
* ShockAndAwe: They can create lightning blasts.
* SpeakInUnison
* SuddenlyVoiced: In they're debut, there's no indication given that they can talk (at least, physically) but in subsequent appearances, they're quite chatty.

!! The Society of the Black Lamp

-> Debut: ''Closer''

* {{Cult}}
* CutLexLuthorACheck
* DarkMessiah: Akakios.
* ReligionOfEvil
* TechnicolorFire
* WeAreEverywhere

!! Dale Wildman
-> Debut: Murder Messiah

* BigBadWannabe
* DropTheHammer: [[spoiler: How he kills Jeffery Brevvard/Sixx Sixx.]]
* InTheBlood: His origin; unlike Cassie, he embraced his father's serial killer legacy
* NotSoDifferent: Dale's father was a serial killer and Cassie's mother was a serial killer. He points this out to her but she wasn't having any of it.
* SerialKiller: With a kill count of 18.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Believes that serial killers are "Alpha male predators" and that slashers are at the top of the food chain. (Which is why he wants to become one.)

!! The Beane Clan
-> Debut: Me Without You

A Scots-American Chicago crime family. With some... odd genetics.

* CannibalClan
* CuteMonsterGirl: The female members are able to usually hide their demonic side.
* GenericEthnicCrimeGang
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:They're descended from the legendary Sawney Beane, whose one-night-stand with a demoness meant that all his male descendants were superstrong and deformed, and all his female descendants hot witches with a nasty GameFace.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They were even more upset because [[spoiler:Vlad's father was black]].
* VillainousIncest: They don't like diluting the bloodline.

!! Akakios
-> Debut: Sons of Man (as legendary figure), Murder Messiah (first on-panel appearance in a BadFuture section), Monster Baiting (first on-panel appearance [[spoiler:as "himself"]] in internal chronology)

The founder of the Black Lamps and the oldest slasher still active, he's been undead for about 2500 years. [[spoiler:At some point in the twentieth century, treacherous Black Lamp underlings deposed him and magically destroyed his memories, renaming him "Samhain" and using him as the Society's top assassin. The resulting confusion led to him developing benevolent feelings for a while and falling in love with Cassie, until a failed attempt to turn him human led to him recovering his memories and being returned to his old self.]]

* AlchemyIsMagic
* [[spoiler: AmnesiacDissonance]]
* BigBad
* BishonenLine: The oldest and most powerful slasher, but also one of the few who look completely alive and human.
* DarkMessiah
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:Murders the whole Black Lantern leadership, partly out of revenge for mind-wiping him but also for not being violent enough.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[spoiler:Angelus from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'']].
* HealingFactor: Even by slasher standards, his is crazily overpowered.
* KnightTemplar: Seriously appears to believe that he and other slashers are morally purifying the world by killing the corrupt.
* PragmaticVillainy: Being a bit less AxeCrazy than most slashers makes him even more dangerous, as he can come up with plans that are longer-term and more complex than "run around stabbing people".

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