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!!The Paranatural Activity Club

[[folder:Max]]
!!Maxwell "Max" Puckett
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Our protagonist. On his first day of school after moving into Mayview, his sixth sense awakens and he is quickly swept up into the additional level of wackiness (compounded with the entire town's oddballness) that is the Paranatural Activity Club. He is extremely acrobatic and uses a baseball bat with powers of magnetism as his tool.
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* BatterUp: His tool is an aluminum bat.
* TheChosenOne: [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=60 Subverted]].
--> '''Mr. Spender:''' ''Black'' spectral energy?! That's....fairly common.
** As proof it wasn't a LastSecondWordSwap, another black energy wielder is later seen in Isabel's grandfather's dojo.
* TheComicallySerious: He is a cynical lad who plays the role of the OnlySaneMan in a town full of eccentric and wacky denizens. Situations of his being this are practically inevitable. It helps that, even though Maxwell takes himself quite seriously, he isn't immune to all the wackiness himself from reacting very emotionally to all of the unfamiliar spectral business to displaying just as many exaggerated expressions as the rest of Mayview (his, in fact, being one of the very first the viewers see).
** Examples include but are not limited to: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=100 Isabel not taking Max's situation seriously enough]] or [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=215 Max having something like super serious to tell Isaac]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Due to his below mentioned status as only sane man. According to him, one of his super powers is "The ability to conjure an impenetrable wall of cynicism."
** ObnoxiousSnarker: When he's feeling more gleeful than sardonic.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:It is revealed in chapter 3 that Max is possessed by a spirit who seems to let Max have control most of the time. However, the spirit takes over to intimidate the Doorman]].
* ExtraOredinary: His bat is magnetic.
* FishOutOfWater: He was the new kid in a strange city...and then he started seeing ghosts.
* FragileSpeedster: Max is very quick and acrobatic for a 12 year-old, but he still takes hits like one.
* GenreSavvy: Isabel initially refuses to come to Max's house to take care of a very creepy but not yet aggressive spirit. Max accuses her of [[PoliceAreUseless being a skeptical slasher movie cop]].
* TheGadfly: Very first chapter has him displaying this tendency with Max snarking to Zoey about their move to Mayview. He also spends a good portion of Chapter 3 picking on Isaac and absolutely enjoying himself doing so.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Pulls these off from time to time. A stellar example while dealing with the Sphinx:
-->''Isaac, I sphinx you should calm down. [...] I'm just saying, you seem a riddle bit mad.''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be a bit mean, but ultimately he's a nice guy.
* MouthyKid: Snarky but reasonable.
* NiceHat: His ballcap. The only time he is ever seen without it is when he's sleeping. Or confronting ghosts in his house when he should be sleeping. Or when Johnny steals it.
* OhCrap: Max has shown over the top versions of this expression a few times.
* OnlySaneMan: Half his lines point out how utterly insane the townspeople are.
* LeParkour: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=56 Implied for Max and his hometown friends.]] It would certainly explain Max's ridiculous acrobatic feats.
* PungeonMaster: In addition to his snarky tendencies, Max has a habit of making {{pun}}s. [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=134 Exhibit A.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: [[spoiler:When the spirit possessing Max speaks, represented with one speech bubble that has two stems]].
* WackyParentSeriousChild: You probably can't find a straighter example than Serious Child Max and his Wacky, AdultChild father.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Isabel]]

!!Isabel Guerra
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An energetic classmate of Max's. She absolutely loves her work with the Activity Club, to the point of probable bloodthirst. Her tool is a thick book full of blank pages that she can manipulate. She is also best friends with Ed.
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* ActionGirl: Isabel is [[http://paranatural.net/cast.php described as "heavy-handed"]] and even wears a T-shirt with the word [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=161 "violence"]] in script lettering.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: She is very confident in her ability to use spectral energy.
* BadassBoast: To the bat spirit in [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=55 chapter 1.]]
-->'''Isabel:''' Are you trying to scare me? ''[flares up with spectral energy]'' That's going to be hard.
* BloodKnight: To a downright scary degree.
-->'''Isabel:''' We flipped a coin to see who'd risk going in! ''[creepy grin] I lost''.
* DeflectorShields: An application of spectral energy.
* FingerGun: She can shoot bullets of spectral energy from her finger.
* GenkiGirl: Hyper and cheerful.
* HiddenDepths: Her blood knight tendencies seem to be an effort to prove herself to her Grandfather.
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: She can make whatever she likes from her spectral paper.
* LittleMissBadass: While her arrogance causes problems, she's the star pupil of her grandfather's spectral dojo.
* LittleMissSnarker: Slightly sarcastic most of the time. Horrendously sarcastic when her grandfather is involved.
-->''That was lame. A lame attack. I think tradition's / Kinda wack.''
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Described as such by Ed.
* MeaningfulName: Her last name means "war" in Spanish. Fitting for someone who enjoys fighting.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Max is rather freaked out when she ''doesn't'' have a humongous evil grin while fighting spirits.
* PaperMaster: Her tool is a book full of infinite amounts of paper that she can freely fold and control.
* ThisIsADrill: Made of paper. She is also capable of doing something similar with her spectral energy.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's "[[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=239 not great with dogs]]."

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ed]]

!!Edward "Ed" Burger
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An ''especially'' energetic and somewhat off-kilter member of the Activity Club. His tool is a paintbrush, allowing him to paint weapons on any surface, even thin air. He is also best friends with Isabel.
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* ArtAttacker: He attacks with his ink paintings.
* BloodKnight: Loves a good fight, although he's a bit less creepy about it than Isabel.
* BondOneLiner: Of the less than badass variety in Chapter 2:
-->'''Ed:''' Welp! I guess you could say he's...[[AntiJoke dead]].
* CheshireCatGrin: Ed smiles at nearly all times. Including when he's fighting. Or telling Max that the spirit weeds/tentacles/ropes/somethings that he just walked through could be highly poisonous.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: For example, he doodles a mustache on himself to match a silly French spirit.
** It's [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=190 implied]] that he's a lot less strange than he seems; it's just that he's embraced everyone's perception of him as a weirdo.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Prior to much development on his history, anyway. Both his parents are gone, so he lives in the Guerras' dojo with Isabel and is a student of her grandfather.
* EyeScream: His face got erased by a spirit one morning and he decided to draw on new features while he waited for it to reappear. When his eyeballs came back, they got covered in ink.
* FingerGun: A standard spectral power.
* HiddenDepths: His silliness is in part explained in the last two panels [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=190 here]].
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: He can draw whatever he needs in the air and it will come to life.
* {{Keet}}: Really odd and really chipper.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: His eyes are never visible through them.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Ed delivers quite a nice one at the end of chapter 2, page 21, but it shrivels in comparison to his death threat in the following page. Don't believe? [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=93 Compare]] [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=94 them]].
* SinisterScythe: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=97 One application of Ed's powers]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Isaac]]
!!Isaac O'Connor

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By far the most normal member of the Activity Club. Knowledgeable about the paranatural, but is treated as a ButtMonkey by the rest of the club. He is a "medium", a possessed human able to use a spirit's powers without a tool as a conduit. His powers are weather-based, giving Isaac the ability to wield lightning, rain, clouds, wind, and snow. He also claims to be able to take on Isabel and Ed at once.
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* AnimeHair: It's actually a [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=113 symptom of his possession]].
* {{Animesque}}: He's basically a shounen manga hero, complete with speeches about justice, friendship, and saving the world every time you blink.
* {{Badass}}: While we have yet to see him really cut loose, from what he's demonstrated so far he is ''very'' powerful, and he knows it.
* BishieSparkle: He tends to do this. It's... ''[[MemeticMutation hard to control.]]''
* ButtMonkey: Despite (and actually partly because of) his power, Isaac is the Activity Club's. Max tends to forget his name, though he has a healthier friendship with Max than with... [[NoRespectGuy pretty much anyone]]. Isabel and Ed leave him out of their friendship, he gets left out of the loop on paranatural happenings, Mr. Spender ignores him, etc. Also deconstructed to a degree, because it has left him with one ''hell'' of a HairTriggerTemper.
* ElementalPowers / PowerOfTheStorm: As a medium, Isaac is given powers without the need of a tool.
** BlowYouAway: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=116 He can create gusts of wind]].
** AnIcePerson: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=136 He can produce clouds to make it snow]].
** MakingASplash: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=124 He can make rain fall from his hands]].
** ShockAndAwe: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=135 He can create thunderclouds and use its lightning as a weapon]].
* FieryRedhead: He has quite the temper which is portrayed ''with prominence'' in Chapter 3.
* HairTriggerTemper: Years of abuse at the Activity Club seem to have given him a really short fuse.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Mornings at the school are best described as... weird (well weirder anyway) because of the adventures he gets into overnight.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Seems to have one with his apparent mentor, the Doorman.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=135 Let's. Negotiate.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Due to his possession, he is not allowed to know any details on the Paranatural Activity Consortium. The fact that doesn't know much else, either, can be blamed on Spender's meandering teaching style.
-->'''Spender:''' Isaac, I know you're frustrated, and I feel very [[spoiler:bad]] about that, but [[spoiler:I am not allowed]] to [[spoiler:discuss such matters]] with [[spoiler:you for the duration of your possession]].\\
'''Isaac:''' ''[[[PaintingTheMedium pointing at the censored text]]]'' STOP DOING THAT!
* MrExposition: Provides quite a bit of exposition, mainly because Spender is really difficult about showing new kids the ropes.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Apparently he goes on quests to save ancient spirit civilizations once or twice a day.
* OnlySaneMan: He deals with a more frustrating level of insanity than Max, and he's been dealing with it for far longer.
* PowersViaPossession: He's a medium.
* RunningGag: Isaac is a HeroOfAnotherStory. One full of [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] tropes.
* TheStarscream: Isaac is a cheerfully benign one towards Mr. Spender.
-->'''Isaac:''' I will dance on your grave, sir.
* TerribleArtist: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=64 According]] to Max.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Spender]]

!!Richard "Rick" Spender
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Max's history teacher, and the advisor to the Activity Club. Cultivates a certain air of mystery which simply annoys the club's GenreSavvy population. His tool is the sunglasses he constantly wears, which give him the power to manipulate light.
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* CastingAShadow: He uses an interesting variation: he can make his shadow tangible, but rather than manipulate it directly, he manipulates the light source which is casting the shadow.
* ChekhovsSkill: When he's introducing himself to Max as leader of the club, he mentions that he's an expert in spirit linguistics. When he encounters Forge, he identifies the [[BlackSpeech language of evil]] (Cursed Words) that the dog-spirits are using, and also reveals he can understand Forge's language (High Spirit).
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Describes him to a ''tee''. He comes off as a total moron most of the time, but he's regarded as an utterly terrifying figure among spirits.
-->'''Rabbit Spirit:''' You hitch a ride on the Ghost Train and he shows up? You're ''over''.
** [[spoiler: Also, The reason the spirits are terrified of Spender? He beat "The strongest" spirit (Forge says as much during their confrontation). Consider what counts as "strong" in the Paranatural setting for a minute.]]
* LargeHam: He ''really'' likes giving mysterious, dramatic monologues, which are usually rendered fairly ridiculous by little details like "no one can hear what he's saying because he's turned away from them."
* LightEmUp: His spectral ability. On one page he [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=153 suddenly produces blinding light]]. On another, [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=166 he doesn't turn off a nightstand lamp, he seems to banish its light, and his spirit resembles a lightbulb]]. [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=182 Here]] he grabs the light gleaming off his glasses.
* LogicalWeakness: His light powers don't work if there isn't any source of light for him to use (because his powers are a sort of shadow manipulation - therefore no light, no shadows, no powers)...but fortunately his Spirit is always illuminated and can provide a light for him.
* MistakenForBadass: One of the shadow dogs warns Forge that "the sunglasses spectral" took out "the strongest spirit. The biggest." Because of this, Forge gives up when fighting him--only to find out Spender's most powerful attack can't even scratch his armor.
-->'''Alt Text:''' You can't go embracing death every time you see a dude in shades.
* MrExposition: Subverted; he has all the answers, but he gives far less information than he should.
* NothingIsScarier: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=167 His mental room]]. Usually, in Paranatural dream meetings, The door and the room behind it show the inner workings of the persons mind - for example, Texas Walker's room is just a wilderness fire campsite behind a giant gold door. Spenders mental room? ABSOLUTE DARKNESS. Which can apparently only be illuminated by Lucifer, his spirit (you can see his outline in the darkness). It also doesn't help that apparently, Spender's higher ups are curious as to WHY he doesn't let anyone else so much as look in and see his room...
* PaintingTheMedium: He can apparently pronounce redaction.
* PunnyName: Since his first name is Richard, his name could also be written as "Rich Spender".
* ScaryShinyGlasses: As befitting his mysterious side. Weaponized, even.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler:Nothing proven, but he's awfully cagey about letting anyone see into his mind, and during a fight scene his tool spirit is preoccupied with keeping a rather nasty-looking shadow at bay...]]
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Mr. Spender only teaches the Activity Club about fighting spirits when it's contextually relevant, and the context tends to involve mortal peril.
* SunglassesAtNight: Wears his sunglasses constantly, even in an unlit room or at night[[note]]More or less justified, as they're his tool[[/note]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: It's not quite clear what his plans are, but apparently he's up to ''something'' his boss wouldn't like, but for all the best reasons. Isabel's grandfather warns that he should remember he's not exactly setting himself up for a good end.
-->'''Francisco:''' You'll perish choking on the words "greater good" with some hero's blade in your guts, mark my words.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He uses a suplex on the Bat-like Spirit, although it doesn't work.
-->'''Spender:''' [[CallingYourAttacks S-spenderrr SLAAAAAM!!]]

[[/folder]]

!!Johnny and his gang

[[folder:Johnny]]

!!Johnny
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A friendly bully who Max fights on his first day in Mayview.
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* AffablyEvil: Greeted Max enthusiastically, carrying no hard feelings about the day before, then casually decided to beat him up. Another time he extorted Max for fifty cents, but gave him change for a dollar.
* TheBully: Johnny is this trope cranked up until the knob snaps off. He's not even all that mean, it's just that beating people up is his base state of existence. At least a few times it's shown he needs to punch the crap out of things (or people) to keep from going crazy.
** RedheadedBully: His hair is dyed. It also [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=137 bleeds when provoked]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He considers golf cards and a grape to be a good source of income, because grapes might become wine someday and "golfers are notoriously mortal".
* DefeatMeansFriendship: To an extent. Johnny seems less hostile towards Max after kicking his butt.
* FieryRedhead: Definitely the loudest and angriest member of his gang.
* HairTriggerTemper: He goes from smiling to trying to beat up Isaac within seconds of meeting him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: On a constant basis. May have something to do with repeated blows to his head. A shining example is when he and his gang are chasing the Activity Club's car, and lose track of them. Johnny reasons thusly: All roads lead to Rome. But they're not going to Rome. Therefore they must leave the road.
* LargeHam: "THE FRIENDSHIP FUSION IS NOT A LADDER, IT IS A UNION OF SOULS!"
* PungeonMaster: Seems rather fond of wordplay.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ollie]]
!!Ollie
[[quoteright:176:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ollie_cast_2150.png]]

The biggest and strongest member of Johnny's gang, he's also far more calm and collected than his boss.
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* TheBigGuy: Of Johnny's group.
** TheHeart: He also keeps Johnny from beating people up too much. Unless he's telling Johnny to beat them up more.
** TheSmartGuy: He's also usually the only one to realize the best solution to their problems. Also, [[OnlySaneMan reality]].
* OnlySaneMan: Not only is he the one who realizes they could clear the fence if Johnny would just let him throw him over, he is also incredulous when Johnny [[spoiler:describes Isaac's powers]].
* TopHeavyGuy: His torso is ''huge''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stephen]]
!!Stephen
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A minor member of Johnny's gang.
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* AgentMulder: The original cast page referred to him as a "budding conspiracy theorist".
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a rather nasty-looking Evil Scar across his face.
* NumberTwo: Another implication from the first cast page, calling him Johnny's right-hand man. This role actually seems to have been taken on by Ollie, and the new page simply calls Stephen an "underling". He's still the most talkative minion.
* TinfoilHat: Wears one while Johnny is telling them about Isaac's powers.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:R.J.]]
!!R.J.
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A hoodie-wearing member of Johnny's gang. Has a [[InTheHood hidden]], sparkling mohawk.
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* AmbiguousGender: Due to the face-concealing hoodie, there's really no way to be sure of their gender. WordOfGod is that R.J. is non-binary, and prefers the pronouns they/them.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Lime green irises with concentric circles in them.
* TheFaceless: Apart from the eyes, R.J.'s face is always hidden in the shadow of their hood.
* InTheHood: It casts an all-concealing shadow across their face.
* TheQuietOne: Has only spoken when alone with the gang.
* UndyingLoyalty: The one line we've ever hear them speak is "We wouldn't ditch you, Johnny."
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has a green mohawk under their hood.

[[/folder]]

!!Mayview Middle School students

[[folder:Jeff]]

!!Jeff
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A student at Mayview Middle School. Rather excitable and friendly, but tends to ramble on about things one wouldn't expect to hear from a kid his age.
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* BlindingBangs: His hair covers his eyes.
* {{Keet}}: He's very excitable and can change emotions on the drop of a hat.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cody]]

!!Cody
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One of Max's classmates at Mayview Middle School. Unlike the rest of the group, he doesn't have many odd traits and is mostly normal other than his ability to tolerate his friendsí weirdness.
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* OnlySaneMan: Look at him chuckle in the face of [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=38 insanity]].
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: At least compared to his friends.
** Although he does have [[http://paranatural.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SUPERNORMAL5.jpg his moments]].
* SpockSpeak: Briefly while [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=188 confronting Stephen]]. Emphasizes his hall monitor-esque qualiy.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Violet]]

!!Violet
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Student at Mayview Middle School. She's considerably more mature than the rest of her friends and tends to make smart remarks if they do something she considers stupid. Best friends with Lisa.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Does this whenever someone does something dumb.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lisa]]

!!Lisa
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Student at Mayview Middle School. She's rather...eccentric, and has a large vocabulary that she attributes to Mr. Starchman's teaching. Knows all the goings-on at school. Best friends with Violet.
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Her main character trait. Lampshaded, even.
* SweetTooth: She makes some sort of extremely sugary drink - it looks like hot chocolate with whipped cream and syrup - while sitting at her desk in English class. It appears she just carries the ingredients around with her.


[[/folder]]

[[folder:Suzy]]

!!Suzy
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Student at Mayview Middle School and president of the (unofficial) Journalism Club. Rather bubbly, but constantly ignores school rules and doesn't really care. Hates the Activity Club because her attempt to make a report on all the clubs went incomplete because they refused to be interviewed.
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* BadBoss: How Collin sees her, anyway.
* BerserkButton: Mentioning the Activity Club around her.
-->'''Suzy:''' ''[When Max asks her about the Activity Club]'' '''GOOD QUESTION!!'''\\
'''Collin:''' Pandora's Box, Max. You just ripped it in half.
* CheshireCatGrin: Whenever she's excited. It's not a good sign.
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Skirts between "intrepid student journalist" and "domestic terrorist" repeatedly.
* GenkiGirl: All the time. Comes complete with bipolar mood swings and [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound taking her work for the school news paper very seriously.]] Her pupils are uncolored, giving her a (literally) bright-eyed look.
* LargeHam: Really expressive and rather theatrical.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: Wears rose-colored glasses seemingly just for decoration.
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: The paper isn't very high-budget, but she's always on the scent for happenings to report.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Collin]]

!!Collin Sloinne
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Student at Mayview Middle School and member of the (unofficial) Journalism Club. He has a low tolerance for his boss's actions.
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* BeleagueredAssistant: To Suzy.
* ButtMonkey: Whenever Suzy gets involved with something.
* DeadpanSnarker: To Suzy.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He's the only PieEyed character.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dimitri]]

!!Dimitri Danger
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Student at Mayview Middle School and member of the (unofficial) Journalism Club. Too laid-back for life, Dimitri mostly appears in the background either sleeping or doing nothing in particular.
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* AlliterativeName: His initials are D.D.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Sounds like something you'd name a superhero. The best part is, Danger is a real English surname dating back centuries.
* LazyBum: His actions include greeting Max, sleeping, not paying attention in class, and sleeping.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Dimitri sleeps. A lot. And even when he doesn't, his eyes are usually half-closed, making him look like he wishes he still was.

[[/folder]]

!Mayview Middle School staff

!!Teachers

[[folder:Mr. Garcia]]

!!Mr. Garcia
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Max's science teacher. A lethargic and tired-looking man.
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* ApatheticTeacher: Definitely gives off this vibe.
* MrFanservice: After ArtEvolution hit him.
* NoodleIncident: Suzy describes some incident involving him and "the entire pizza!" but we don't get to hear it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Starchman]]

!!Mr. Starchman
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Max's English teacher. He's...''enthusiastic'' about teaching. Gives out Starchman Stars which can be redeemed for prizes. Trades prizes for Stars.
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the running along with Max's dad and Ed.
* IncomingHam: His introduction.
* LargeHam: Twirls and shouts his way through Max's first class with him.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Has this in common with Ed. Probably the reason why they're both so odd.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ms. Baxter]]
!!Ms. Baxter
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Max's math teacher. Kind, but a little unhinged.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's plenty accommodating of Johnny when he arrives late, but she has an outburst when he and Max get into a scuffle.
* HairTriggerTemper: "[[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=37 Be SYE-LENT]]!!"

[[/folder]]
!Apparitions

!!Ghosts, Spirits and Miscellaneous Entities

[[folder:P.J.]]
!!P.J.
[[quoteright:133:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pj_cast_9159.png]]

The child ghost haunting Max's house/convenience store. Best friends with Lefty.
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* {{Adorkable}}: He's a-rustlin' your blankets!
* ChekhovsGunman: Makes an easy-to-disregard appearance in the first chapter before making a proper debut in the second.
* CreepyChild: A 9.4 on the international scale.
* FamousLastWords: "Heh, I accidentally buttered both sides of my toast.", [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=91 according to this page's]] AltText.
* NoSocialSkills: [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=102 Case in point.]]
* PunnyName: Wears pyjamas; however he says that he was named P.J. before he died and became stuck with his current attire.
* UndeadChild: Of the unnerving, ghostly kind. The last few panels of this page, for [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=81 example]].
* TheUnsmile: He's been out of practice for so long, his attempts at smiling are unnerving.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lefty]]

!!Lefty
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A poltergeist. Hangs around P.J and is his right (or left, apparently) hand man.
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* BodyHorror: He's a severed hand.
--> '''Max''': [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=80 Oh, my. Them's tendons.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Makes an easy-to-disregard appearance in the first chapter before making a proper debut in the second.
* HelpingHands: The completely disembodied sort.
* TheVoiceless: On account of not having a mouth.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hissing Pete]]

!!Hissing Pete

A rather odd spirit who lives in Max's house and does nothing but emit a creepy hissing noise, hence the name. Not even P.J. knows what his deal is.
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* TheVoiceless: He doesn't speak. Just hisses.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:"The Whale-Frog"]]

!! "The Whale-Frog"

An unnamed spirit, who intrudes on Max's home in Chapter 2. Looks something like a cross between a whale, a frog, and an angry bodybuilder.
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* FantasticRacism: [[{{Understatement}} Doesn't seem to like spectrals much]].
* TopHeavyGuy: Is kind of this crossed with StoutStrength. At any rate, his legs are tiny.
* MagicMirror: Can create these at will, having the ability to summon crude copies of itself or others from any reflective surface. And by "any", please read '''''"[[EyeScream ANY]]"'''''.
* MesACrowd: Brings his own reflection to life when we first see him. Then he eats it. It's treated as gross as it sounds.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sphinx]]

!!The Sphinx of Games

A sphinx spirit who guards a plank bridge in an alleyway.
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* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Subverted. The question is meant literally, and the answer is a spirit whose powers happen to match it.
* RiddlingSphinx: Combined with TrollBridge, as it requires people to answer its riddles to pass.
* SomeKindOfForceField: Its bridge is guarded with an invisible barrier. Isaac gets past by simply stepping around it.
* TrollBridge: It's a plank over a ditch, but it guards it all the same.
* YouCantFightFate: Its power is that the terms it sets at the beginning of the game will come to pass if it wins. This is implied in its dialogue, and further confirmed [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=136#comment-1249085998 by Zack.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doorman]]

!!Doorman
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A friendly spirit and mentor/friend of Isaac who is currently hiding out on the outskirts of town. Has some kind of history with Max's spirit and Forge.
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* MeaningfulName: He's dressed somewhat like a doorman, and his power revolves around doors. Also, his head is a doorknob.
* OpenAndShut: His power, with a bit of TeleportersAndTransporters / ThinkingUpPortals thrown in. Insert a key into the keyhole in his face, and the door that makes up his body will open into the room that key belongs to, wherever it is.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility: Lectures Isaac about this.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Isaac's spirit]]

!!Isaac's spirit
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A large spirit resembling a storm god. He and Isaac aren't on the best of terms.
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* FogFeet: His body from the waist down is a ghostly tail.
* AGodAmI: Explicitly refers to himself as a god at one point. His powers don't do much to keep him humble.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: He has small wings on his hips that cover his crotch. Judging by Isaac's reaction when he spreads those wings to punctuate [[LargeHam a dramatic speech]], they serve this function.
* HairTriggerTemper: His default state seems to be 'really rather cross'.
-->'''Isaac:''' Wow, what's your problem?\\
'''Isaac's spirit:''' TAKE a GUESS!\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Isaac:]]''' Uh, you have a short temper and a long list of things that make you angry?
* {{Jerkass}}: This seems to be Isaac's opinion of him, at any rate. His on-screen behaviour and comments don't exactly help.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Points out how quick Isaac is to use power displays as threats to or express anger.
-->'''Isaac's spirit:''' You may be reluctant to BITE, but you BARE YOUR FANGS READILY.
* LargeHam: He's a bit...''dramatic''.
-->'''Isaac's spirit:''' HA! It is easy to preach NONVIOLENCE...when you are ''WEEEEEEAAAK!''
* PowerOfTheStorm: He's Isaac's spirit. As well as a giant thunder cloud.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eightfold]]

!!Eightfold, Devourer of Words
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Isabel's spirit. Takes the form of a (quite cute) origami spider with a cootie-catcher for a head who usually resides inside Isabel's tool, a thick book. According to the author, she is "objectively the cutest thing in the comic."
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* LargeHam: Not to the same extent as Isaac's spirit perhaps, but she has her moments.
-->'''Eightfold:''' ''If you start underestimating me''...'''I'LL EAT YOU'''[-r favorite book-].
* PaperMaster: Her power. She apparently fuels it by eating literary works, then creates whatever she needs from the leftover waste. Leads to FridgeHorror when one realises that she is basically controlling her own poop, which she lampshades mercilessly for the sole purpose of creeping Max out.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The cast page calls her "Objectively the cutest character in Paranatural."

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Forge]]
!!Forge
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A humanoid poltergeist who resembles a medieval blacksmith with an anvil for a head and an oven for a chest.
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* TheBlacksmith: What he is themed after. He's also an actual blacksmith.
* BlackSpeech: knows how to speak cursed words. This is a VERY BIG DEAL, as the Cursed Language isn't a common thing for a spirit to speak lightly.
* DropTheHammer: He's usually seen with one, though it's unknown whether he uses it as a weapon outside of one moment where he throws it in anger.
* HairTriggerTemper: He's very easy to provoke.
* PlayingWithFire: He can release fire from parts of his body, such as breathing it or covering his hand in it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The 'Pixhellhounds']]
!!The 'Pixhellhounds'
A trio of unnamed, very nasty, very ''wrong''-looking spirits who apparently cannot die.
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* BlackSpeech: Forge has only spoken a few cursed words and Spender flipped out over it. These guys? They speak nothing but. [[FridgeHorror Now consider a spirit learns one word for every atrocity they commit.]] We are dealing with some very nasty customers here.
* BodyHorror: When Isabel cuts one in half, it has teeth all the way down. And their fur is apparently just a removable cover for the nightmare within.
* DeathIsCheap: For most spirits, doing enough damage to them destroys their bodies and forces them to possess an object until they absorb enough energy to regenerate. The Pixhellhounds, on the other hand? Destroying them is rather easy. The problem is they keep coming ''back'' so quickly that the fandom has started calling it 'respawning.'
* ManipulativeBastard: They seem to be trying to trick Spender and Forge into fighting each other (for some reason), take advantage of Spender's absence to try to kill the kids, and provoked Forge into throwing away his largest source of metal, preventing him from creating a useable door into Mayview.
* NightmareFace: [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=239 ARGH PLEASE PULL THOSE BACK DOWN]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ghost Train]]
!!The Ghost Train
A large train spirit that resembles a snake made of metal. Described as a formidable spirit, but was tamed by Doctor Zarei.

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* CoolTrain: A train spirit that can distort things around it.
* RealityWarper: It can distort the things around it so that they bend away from it so that they don't get in its way as it moves.
* SkullForAHead: Its face/cowcatcher resembles a skull.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lucifer]]
!!Lucifer
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Mr. Spender's spirit.
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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: His inflection rises and falls.
-->'''Spender:''' How do I look?\\
'''Lucifer:''' [=ANALOGous to oNE MILLion doLLARS=].
* BadassMustache: Formed by the wings of his bird body.
* FacelessEye: In the first glimpse of him we get, he seems to be [[http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=166 some kind of...eyeball lightbulb]].
** FeatheredFiend: but his recent form is... some sort of yellow canary stuck in a cage. But if you look closely enough, the bird is in a postion that COULD be his face (the wings are crossed like a moustache, tailfeathers could be a toungue or a beard, the feet teeth and the beak a nose).
* LightEmUp: Given Spender's powers, this can be assumed.
* {{Satan}}: Not literally, but they do share some themes, e.g. bringer of light.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: "Scrapdragon"]]
!!Scrapdragon
The spirit sealed inside Max's bat. An enormous serpent, its spirit realm is an endless junkyard where the sun is always setting.
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* DownInTheDumps: Scrapdragon's realm is a vast junkyard filled with all kinds of metallic trash. It seems to use this junk [[ImprovisedArmor for protection]]. [[ExtremeOmnivore Or a snack.]]
* ExtraOredinary: The source of Max's magnetism powers. It's also able to coat itself in a thick hide of scrap metal.
* ImprovisedArmor: It's capable of using it's junkyard spiritscape to coat itself in a layer of metal.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Scrapdragon has quite the toothy maw.
* NoNameGiven: Like Isaac's spirit, it hasn't been officially named.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: At least half its eyes (out of a minimum of twelve) are colored red. The rest are blue, probably representing the opposite poles on a magnet. This seems to change, though.
[[/folder]]

!!Other Spectrals

[[folder:Francisco Guerra]]
!!Francisco Guerra
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Isabel's grandfather. He owns a dojo that trains Spectrals on how to use their powers.
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: To the point where he wonders how an "immaculate" and "majestic" being such as himself could cause the creation of someone as flawed as Isabel. Ironically, he finds her to be the arrogant one.
* LargeAndInCharge: He dwarfs many of his students, despite being an old man.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Something he teaches at the dojo. Some examples being Spectral energy turning into fists or [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dolphins]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boss Leader]]
!!Boss Leader
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The apparent leader of the Activity Consortium. A magnificent {{troll}}.
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* BandagedFace: Like a mummy.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Knowing her, it's another joke on her underlings.
-->'''Boss Leader:''' I am Boss Leader, current reigning boss AND leader of the ''Paranatural Activity Consortium''.
* DreamWalker[=/=]DreamWeaver: Possessed by a spirit of dreams that allows her to enter peoples' minds and create the Consortium's imaginary headquarters.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: When we see her face she has an eye in her mouth. See NightmareFace below for the link.
* TheFaceless: BL's face is completely obscured by bandages. Noticeably, her bandaged face is smooth, and lacks any indication of a nose or other features underneath them.
** Although it seems she may have [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=276 a face after all]]
* TheGadfly: Likes to mess with her underlings, and just about everyone else. For instance, she makes all of her workers wear tuxedo footsie pajamas, claiming that it's for safety purposes, but it's really just a joke on her part.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The author's comment in for the page she first appears in reads: ''Boss Leader'' *guitar riff*
* NightmareFace: As it turns out, she does (or at least can) have facial features, [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=270 and they aren't pretty]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Seems to be a result of her dream powers; Boss Leader can transform her body into damn near [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=272 any form she chooses]], and does so fluidly, swiftly, and without being restrained by such petty things as biology or physical laws.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Texas Walker]]
!!Texas Walker
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One of Boss Leader's subordinates. Not the brightest bulb on the tree and constant target of Boss Leader's [[{{Troll}} trolling]].
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* PunnyName: And a ShoutOut to a certain [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger other Walker]].
* WillNotTellALie: Outright states this. It backfires when he actually has to keep something a secret.

[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

!!Max's Family

[[folder:Max's Dad]]
!!Mr. Puckett
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Max and Zoey's father and owner of the Corner Store, the convenience store that doubles as the Puckett's home. A native to Mayview, who came back after his wife passed away.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Max's dad is a massive spazz and definitely odd enough to have originated in Mayview. However, his care for his children make his antics endearingly exasperating and entertaining as opposed to just annoying.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He incorrectly tells Max to "sext" and "meme" his friends.
* BumblingDad: A played down version; most of the bumbling comes from the fact that he's a giant Cloudcuckoolander.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He apparently spent hours playing with the automatic door the first night, and forgot to have stuff to sell at first.
* EpicFail: When he fails, he fails with style.
-->'''Dad:''' Ah, Zoey, I hope you don't mind... I played for you while you were gone. Don't worry... I only lost twice!\\
'''Zoey:''' I was downstairs for two minutes. ''We're playing Monopoly.''\\
'''Dad:''' [[{{Understatement}} I may have made a few risky investments.]]\\
'''Max:''' He tried to build a, and I quote, "tower citadel worthy of my sorcery" out of like twenty stacked hotels. On Jail.
* {{Expy}}: He's a dead ringer for [[Anime/{{FLCL}} Kamon Nandaba]], minus the glasses.
* LargeHam: As per the norm for any resident of Mayview.
--> '''Mr. Puckett''': Ride my child, to the top of the hill... TO YOUR EDUCATION!!\\
'''Max''': Cut it out, Dad.
* {{Manchild}}: He spent half an hour running in and out of an automatic sliding door. He has lightsaber fights with his preteen daughter. His lifelong dream is to own a convenience store. Yup, he qualifies.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: The batty parent to Max's snarky youngling.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zoey]]
!!Zoey Puckett
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The youngest child. Has a higher tolerance to her father's antics than Max.
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not as bad as her father, but still worse than her brother, though not by much.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: She tag-teams looking after her father in his odder moments with Max.
* DaddysGirl: Most of her time in the comic is spent with her dad.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: She actively tries to be responsible, unlike Max who merely snarks.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Max's Mom]]
!!Mrs. Puckett

Max's mother, who died shortly before the series began. Appears in a flashback in the Ghost Train chapter.
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* {{Manchild}}: Not as bad as her husband, but she was a bit scatterbrained.
* PosthumousCharacter: Her death is the reason the family moved to Mayview. It's also implied it was a violent death of some sort, judging by some of Max's questions about ghosts.
* SelfDeprecation: Refers to herself in this manner when Max asks to go learn how to skate with some friend:
-->Right, um, so. I don't think... a ''responsible'' parent... would let a 7-year-old near a "Hole Pit"... unsupervised. And, uh, neither would I.
* WrenchWench: She was some combination of engineer/artist, making strange metal sculptures.

[[/folder]]