The characters of Hack Slash
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Debut: EuthanizedThe main protagonist of the series. Cassie had quite a hard life: her father went missing, her comrads bullied her at school, and eventually her mother went insane and started brutally slaughtering her bullies in an effort to protect her. When Cassie found out, she called the authorities, leading to her mother's suicide. She was then sent to a foster family, only for her mother to rise as a slasher and start killing her new classmates again, eventually ending with Cassie forced to kill her a second time. At this point, the poor girl decided to fight back, and started wandering in the USA, killing all the slashers she could find.
- Action Girl
- Anti-Hero: She is a good person, but her way to deal with her villains are... gruesome, to say the least. Though to be fair, she fight undead sociopathic serial killers, so it's not like if they didn't have it coming.
- Back from the Dead: Just once, so she still has some catching up to do with Buffy.
- Bi the Way: She had something of a relationship with Samhain, but ends up riding into the sunset with Georgia at the end of the ongoing series.
- Blood Knight: She's mentioned several times that she can barely conceive a life beyond hunting and killing monsters.
- Book Dumb: She never actually finished school, though to be fair we're never told how she did in it anyway.
- Break the Cutie: So much.
- Broken Bird: Even before the horrible stuff happening to her over the course of her adventures, there is the whole thing about her being bullied as a kid and her mother retaliating by cooking her comrads. The girl has one messed up backstory.
- Celibate Hero
- The Combat Pragmatist: For example, when dealing with holiday slashers, she and Vlad usually just find their resting place, and blow it up while they're still hibernating.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Deliberately Distressed Damsel: An often employed tactic when luring out slashers.
- Disappeared Dad
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After the events of the last issue, Cassie hangs up her spurs to raise Sarah with Georgette.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- The Eeyore
- Final Girl: Started out as one to her mother. Then decided to fight back.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Examples include chainsaws, power drills, and machetes.
- Good Is Not Nice
- 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.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Usually.
- Healing Factor: In more recent arcs, Cassie has gotten a good dose of Samhain's healing factor.
- The Hero
- He Who Fights Monsters: Cassie has always feared becoming a slasher, just like her mother.
- The Hunter
- Hurting Hero
- Icy Blue Eyes
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: antisocial, foul-mouthed, and more than willing to rely on violence to reach her goal, but she is genuinely trying to protect innocents and cares a lot about people close to her.
- The Lad-ette
- Mommy Issues: Probably one of the darkest examples of this in fiction.
- Ms. Fanservice: Good luck finding a pic of her where she isn't despicted in a sexy pose and/or wearing very light clothings.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Hack.
- Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: Is quite lax when mentioning things like dying, and killing her old cheerleading coach.
- Serial-Killer Killer: A midnight radio show even nicknamed her "the SKK".
- Sir Swears-a-Lot
- Sociopathic Hero: By her own admission, she is and considers herself "really fucked up", what with having a quite messed up backstory and spending her time travelling aroundd the USA looking for undead serial killers to gruesomely dispatch. She however does care about saving people and not hurting innocents, so she is not quite as bad as other examples of this trope.
- She actually uses her ability to inflict violence on others without suffering mental consequence as part of a pep talk in the Son of Samhain series.
- Staking the Loved One: Cassie is forced to kill her mother... twice.
- Stripperiffic: Including:
- Superpowered Evil Side: 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.
- Vigilante Man
- Weapon of Choice: Batter Up.
Vlad (Vlodislaw Lucas-Beane)
Debut: EuthanizedA large, disfigured man who serves as Cassie's partner. As a child, Vlad was abandoned by his mother shortly after his birth, but quickly rescued and raised by a kindly butcher who raised him, teaching him his trade and educating him with comic books. After the Butcher's death, he begun leaving the deli for item, wearing a gas mask both to hide his disfigured face and to help him breath, since after being raised for years inside a deli his lungs had grown weak. This caused him to grow somewhat famous amongst the locals as "the Meatman". When he first met Cassie, she tried killing him, mistakingly believing he was the slasher she was then looking for, but eventually they realized the misunderstanding and teamed up to take care of the real slasher. Since then, Vlad has joined Cassie's hunt for slasher and assisted here.
- Badass Longcoat
- Bald of Awesome: It seems he can't grow hair.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- The Big Guy
- The Comically Serious
- Cool Mask: His gaz mask. Notably, it does have a practical use- he needs it to breath due to his lungs not being used to the outside.
- Creepy Good: He basically looks like a slasher in the vein of Jason or Leatherface, but actually is a Gentle Giant who only gets dangerous if he is really mad.
- Depending on the Artist: He's either gray, green, or brown.
- Dogged Nice Guy: When Cassie finally realises, the results are ugly.
- Gentle Giant: Unless he gets mad.
- The Grotesque
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Handicapped Badass: 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. Towards the end of the comic he nearly dies when his bone condition goes into overdrive.
- Killed Off for Real
- The Lancer
- Machete Mayhem
- No Social Skills: Which is understandable, considering he was raised in a basement with little more than comic books.
- Older Sidekick
- Weapon of Choice: Really big knives and cleavers.
- White Sheep
- You No Take Candle
Debut: EuthanizedA young veterinarian, Lisa Elsten used to work in a clinic along with Bobby Brunswick, a mentally-retarded but good-hearted part-time employee responsible for euthanizing of animals. Lisa's sympathy for Brunswick ended up causing her boyfriend Kyle to get jealous, which eventually led to Brunswick's death and revival as a slasher. This in turn led Lisa to meet with Cassie and Vlad, and she has been their ally since then.
- Cool Big Sis: Can act like this towards Cassie, like in Double Feature.
- Final Girl: Could be considered this for Bobby Brunswick, though he never wanted to kill her.
- Killed Off for Real: Her and Chris are killed by Dr Gross during Akakios' mass attack on Cassie's friend.
- Redheaded Hero
- The Medic: 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.
- Mission Control
Debut: Land of Lost Toys
- Asian and Nerdy
- Basement-Dweller: Initially.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Lisa and Sheriff Callahan.
- Killed Off for Real: He and Lisa get killed by Dr Gross when Akakios decides to attack Cassie's friends.
- Mission Control
- Non-Action Guy
- Spiky Hair
Debut: Shout at the DevilA 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.
- Animalistic Abomination: A Hell Hound spawned by the Neflords.
- Animals Hate Him
- The Comically Serious
- Evil-Detecting Dog
- Heel-Face Turn
- Hell Hound
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Our Demons Are Different
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Goblin, a pug in the animal clinic's kennel. According to Pooch, Goblin hates him.
- Team Pet
- Third-Person Person
Margaret Crump/Georgia Peaches
Debut: Shout at the Devil
- A Day in the Limelight: Over the Rainbow.
- Bi the Way
- Fair Cop: One of her stripper routines, an apparent favorite of patrons.
- First Girl Wins: Eventually gets together with Cassie. At least until the sequel.
- Final Girl: Survived both Six Sixx and Dale Wildman
- Love Interest: Introduced as a potential one to Cassie.
- Porn Names: Georgia Peaches.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Cassie. They Do, but not until the end of the series due to Cassie's hangups.
Debut: Shout at the Devil
- '80s Hair
- Face-Heel Turn: Briefly turns evil in fear for her life in the final arc.
- Final Girl: Technically; though she ultimately did away with Six Sixx, he never tried to kill her. Like Georgia, she also survive Dale Wildman, though.
- Pre-Climax Climax: For Vlad. It saves him from the Neflords.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After a lifetime of looking for someone to love, she found washed up rocker Brock Hellfrees.
Debut: CloserA 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.
- The Atoner
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Pre-series, and in Sons of Man.
- Cool Mask
- Expy: Of Angel. They even look similar.
- Healing Factor
- In the Hood
- Knife Nut
- Major Injury Underreaction
- Mr. Fanservice
- Mysterious Past
- Older Than They Look: He's been active for over fifty years.
- The Voiceless: While controlled by the Black Lamp Society.
Catherine "Cat" Curio
Debut: Double Feature
- Asperger Syndrome
- Chekhov's Gunman: 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
- Convenient Coma: Samhain stabbing her as a child put her in one.
- Curiosity Killed the Cast: Or left them as a vegetable for over a decade.
- Genki Girl
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!
- Does Not Like Guns
- Final Girl: The only known survivor of Samhain during his "mindless Black Lamp lackey" phase.
- Kid Detective
- Meaningful Name: Curiosity."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)
- Motor Mouth
- She Is All Grown Up
- Took a Level in Badass
Daisy (AKA the Fearless Flamingo/Sister Nightmare)
Debut: Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter
- Badass Normal
- Final Girl: The only surviving victim of Samhain II
- Ironic Nickname: Her being cast as "the Fearless Flamingo" was intentionally ironic.
- Legacy Character: To both Nightmare and Sister Sacrilege
- Unlucky Childhood Friend
- Took a Level in Badass: 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.
Delilah Hack, the Lunch Lady
Debut: EuthanizedCassie'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 (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.
- Abusive Parents: Presumably became this as her mental state deteriorated, if a flashback in The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie is anything to go by.
- Ax-Crazy: Just read the other tropes and you should figure that out pretty quick.
- Back from the Dead: In Cassie and Vlad meet the Re-Animator.
- Blondes Are Evil: Though as an undead being, her hair is white-ish.
- Death by Origin Story: Played with. She did come back twice, but it didn't last. Interestingly enough, it's her coming back the first time that motivates Cassie into going after the Slashers.
- Driven to Suicide: When cornered by police, she drowned herself in a big pot of boiling gravy.
- Evil Chef: Her whole hat as a Slasher.
- Evil Matriarch: To Cassie.
- Knife Nut: Though she is fine with any kitchen instrument, really.
- Knight Templar Parent: Her attempt to "protect" her daughter from bullying consisted in brutally murdering any kid she felt was doing wrong to Cassie and serve them as food at her job.
- Mama Bear: A very dark one.
- My Beloved Smother: Possibly one of the creepiest case of this trope.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Hack.
- Nightmare Fuel: In-universe to Cassie; even after killing her, the memory of her mother still haunts her, and she has a confrontation with her in every single of her nightmares.
- Serial Killer: Pre-series.
- Token Motivational Nemesis: She was the first slasher met by Cassie, and the one who motivated her into going on a slasher hunt. As a result, she died right at the beginning of Cassie's origin story. Though she still keeps haunting Cassie, both in her nightmare and by actually coming back again.
Debut: EuthanizedOriginally a midly retarded but sweet and naive man, was hired by veterinarian Lisa Elsten to euthanize the animals in her pet clinic. Lisa and him ended up getting close to each others, resulting in her boyfriend Kyle to become jealous, and he started bullying the poor man with the help of co-worker Todd. Eventually one of the pranks went too far when they trapt Brunkswick in the clinic's gas chamber, resulting in his death. Scared that this whole thing would sent them to jail, the two men buried his body (with the complicity of the sheriff, who was an old school friend) in the wood, in the same area he would bury the animals he euthanized. A year later, Brunswick rose as a slasher with the ability to control hordes of undead animals.
- Alliterative Name: Bobby Brunswick
- Anti-Villain: Stands apart from most Slashers in the series in that he wasn't a psychopath in life, just a mildly retarded guy who happened to suffer a rather tragic death.
- Back from the Dead: Well duh. He comes back again n Come Together.
- Badass Longcoat
- Bald of Evil
- Boom, Headshot: It takes multiple ones to put him down the first time.
- Deadly Prank: His origin.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Shovel Strike: How he kills when he decides to take matters into his own hands.
- Hulk Speak
- Malevolent Masked Men: His little surgical mask.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Due to being mentally challenged in real life.
- Raising the Steaks: He can bring animals back from the dead, though it's implied he may be able to do so with humans.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In his initial appearance, his motivation was to take revenge on those responsible for the prank where he was killed.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In life, Bobby was a mentally challenged young man who euthanized animals a clinic — he's one of the few slashers who wasn't a remotely bad guy before he died.
Debut: Girls Gone DeadA 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 Black Magic. Despite later dying after some body-hopping mayhem caused 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.
- Alliterative Name: Laura Loch.
- Bandage Babe: In Vs. Chucky, due to the severe burns she suffered at Cassie's hands.
- Blondes Are Evil: Oh, yes.
- Catholic School Girls Rule: At first.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Has shades of this in Vs. Chucky, where she attempts to get her (mindless) zombie minions to sing along and tries to "save" Cassie by murdering her friends in ways that reflect sins according to her belief system, even though they don't actually apply to the people she intends to kill.
- Designated Girl Fight: With Cassie.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She was driven insane and attempted to massacre Spring Break due to her boyfriend cheating on her during the festivities.
- Evil Feels Good: 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.
- Evil vs. Evil: In Vs. Chucky.
- Grand Theft Me: Done to Vlad in Vs. Chucky, and briefly to her sister in Foes and Fortunes.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: She was eaten alive by her own ravenous zombie minions.
- Hot Witch: A rather cute teenage girl who practices the Dark Arts.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Unlike most villains, she has been a regular human being for most of her appearances, but she rivals the Slashers when it comes to being a psychopath.
- Hypocrite: A Christian fundamentalist who uses Black Magic and Hollywood Voodoo in the name of God.
- Malevolent Masked Men: She wears what's left of Father Wrath's mask in Vs. Chucky.
- The Man Behind the Man: In Foes and Fortunes, she manipulates her sister from beyond the grave in a plot to kill Cassie and Vlad.
- Man on Fire: At the end of Girls Gone Dead, via candles and various alcohols.
- Motive Rant: Tends to very frequently deliver long speeches about how she is trying to accomplish the work of God.
- Night of the Living Mooks: In Vs. Chucky, though as noted above, they turn on her.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Became something akin to one due to her usage of black magic.
- Strawman Political: Of religious fundamentalists, obviously.
- Valley Girl: She does talk the part.
Debut: Land of Lost ToysThe son of a rich and fortunate family, Ashley was a sociopathic and peculiar child, overly possessive of his belongings, to the point he would react brutally to anyone else trying to play with his toys. When he ended up beating his own baby brother to death as a result, his parents ended up killing him by suffocating him in his sleep. He eventually rose as a slasher capable of killing people in their sleep, and haunted his parents' dreams until his father commited suicide and his mother had to be institutionalized. He then proceeded to go on a killing spree.
- Creepy Child: See Enfant Terrible.
- Demonic Possession: Relied on this to come back after Cassie first defeated him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: After discovering his baby brother was playing with his toys, he beat him to death.
- Chronic Pet Killer: He strangled his cat's litter of kittens due to being annoyed at how much time it was spending with them.
- Enfant Terrible: Even before becoming a slasher, he had murderous tendencies despite being an underaged child.
- Gonk: Just look at the picture.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!
- Hoist by His Own Petard: How Cassie first defeated him: she willingly had herself put to sleep so she could confront him in her dream, then kept him busy long enough to have her mother show up like she does at the end of all her nightmares and deal with Ashley.
- It's All About Me: His entire MO. His reason for... everything, really.
- Killed Off for Real: Used as a host by the Neflords, who hoped that his abilities would be passed on to the offspring.
- Killer Rabbit: While stuck in a teddy bear, and arguably the elderly Mrs. Joworsky's body.
- Knife Nut: In Slice Hard.
- Living Toys: One of the many ways he'd use to kill people in their dreams.
- Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: Literally.
- The Sociopath: Despite being a child.
- Villain Team-Up: With Six Sixx in Mind Killer.
- Your Worst Nightmare: How he killed his victims in his initial appearance.
Angela Cicero, the Acid Angel
Debut: Slice Hard PreludeA 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 Bath Suicide. 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.
- Alien Blood
- All There in the Manual: Her origin is revealed in supplementary material.
- Back from the Dead: In Come Together.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: One of the few slashers who look totally human. And doesn't she use it.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Breath Weapon: As well as secreting acid, she can spit it.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Summer Glau.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Along with being able to cause them, her own death involved her insulin being replaced by hydrochloric acid.
- Destination Defenestration: How she is temporarily defeated in Come Together.
- Deus Sex Machina: Her powers activate upon being sexually aroused.
- Go-Go Enslavement: 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 (...LSD?) is able to induce them in in Come Together.
- Hollywood Acid: Comes in translucent, green, and yellow.
- Knife Nut: In Slice Hard.
- Leotard of Power: Also in Slice Hard.
- Mook: Acquires the ability to create them in Come Together.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is one of the few slasher to retain a completely human appearance, frequently dresses in underwears, swimsuits or skimpy outfits, has a very seductive attitude, and he whole power works on a Deus Sex Machina.
- Poisonous Person: Acid-based to be specific.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives an emasculating one to Vlad in Come Together.
- Straw Feminist
- Tattooed Crook
- The Vamp: Typically operates by seducing men so she can inflict them a horrible death via acid.
- Villains Out Shopping: 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/Ouroboros
Debut: Slice HardA former Ms. America title holder, Emily Christie commited the mistake of posing nude for 'Girlie' Magazine, which resulted in her title being revoked. Afterwards, she entered the pharmaceutical industry and eventually became head of Ceutotech, Inc's research division. In an attempt to give themselves an edge, Ceutotech started kidnapping and experimenting on slashers, in an attempt to replicate their Healing Factor and use it for cosmetics. Predictably, things went wrong, resulting in the five slasher they had captured escaping and Christie being mortally wounded by Acid Angel. In an attempt to save her life, she ended up injecting herself with a liquid chemical derived from slasher dna she had been working on. The chemical did save her life, but resulted in her transformation into a slasher, and she apparently died when the facility exploded. In truth, she managed to survive the explosion, but ended up badly burnt in the process, forcing her to steal and wear other people's skins in order to maintain a human appearance. She would later rely on a ritual ceremony to ascend into a snake-like being called the Ouroboros.
- A God Am I: As Ouroboros.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Blood Bath: 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.
- Body Horror: The whole absorption thing can get gross.
- Depraved Bisexual
- Face Stealer: She can steal and wear the skin of others, though it appears to work better on women.
- Healing Factor: Her main ability, though it needs blood and flesh to kick start it.
- Hot Scientist
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Vlad kills her by knocking her onto a stalagmite.
- Old Shame: In-universe example. Her nude photo spread, which got her Ms. America title revoked.
- One-Winged Angel/Scaled Up
- Power Dyes Your Hair: As Ouroboros, she's a brunette.
- Professor Guinea Pig: 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.
- Prophet Eyes: As Ms. America.
Lynn Jagodinski, Samhain II
Debut: Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter
- Costume Copycat: Impersonates Samhain
- Daddy's Little Villain: To her father Dr. Mortal, who organized most of the events of the "SSSS" arc.
- Eye Scream: 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".
- Hero Killer
- Go for the Eye
- Nigh Invulnerable
- The Mole: In the group of would-be superhero teens.
- Super Power Lottery: Empowered by the Godbox, she has a ton of cool powers with very few limits
Mary Shelly Lovecraft
A tentacled-armed woman who actually is a physical manifestation of fiction. Because of this, she can never truly be killed, only temporarily banished.
- Baleful Polymorph: In her first appearance, she turns all the inhabitants of Haverhill into fishmen.
- Combat Tentacles: Her most notable feature.
- Humanoid Abomination: A physical manifestation of fiction itself, who assumes the appearance of a woman with tentacles.
- Resurrective Immortality/Fighting a Shadow: Because of her nature as a metaphysical construct, she cannot be truly killed: whenever Cassie manages to slay her, she is only banished and will be able to come back eventually.
- Shapeshifting Seducer: Attempts to convince Cass to join her using this trick.
- Shout-Out: The name should make it obvious.
- Sophisticated as Hell: As demonstrated by the following speech:"[sigh] Though your tale is more complex than some, you still exist in a simple world of revenge, titillation and death. Allow me to try again, in language more befitting your author. Hi, I'm Mary. I'm Frankenstein, Cthulhu and Godzilla all rolled into one. I'm going to fuck up your world, bitch, and then fictional characters are gonna hop out of books and take over."
Jeffrey Brevvard, Six Sixx
Debut: Shout at the Devil
- '80s Hair
- Captain Ersatz: Of Sammi Curr from Trick or Treat.
- Clipped Wing Angel: He assumes a demonic form in Shout at the Devil, but doesn't really get the chance to do anything with it.
- Deal with the Devil: How he got his powers.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He gets beaten to death with a hammer in the opening pages of Murder Messiah.
- Eyepatch of Power: See below.
- Eye Scream: An Eldritch Abomination ripped one of his eyes out, leading to the above.
- Here We Go Again: 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.
- Musical Assassin: His whole hat.
- Villain Team-Up: With Ashley Guthrie in Mind Killer.
Debut: Shout at the DevilTwo 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.
- Anything That Moves: As long as it's a virgin, at least.
- Combat Tentacles
- Dimension Lord
- Eldritch Abomination
- Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong
- Mars Needs Women: In order to spawn, they need to fatally impregnate virgins from alternate realities.
- Power Floats
- Rainbow Speak: Each one has different colored speech bubble font, which occasionally bleeds together.
- Shock and Awe: They can create lightning blasts.
- Speak in Unison
- Suddenly Voiced: 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: CloserA mysterious cult founded by Akakios and responsible for the existance of Slashers as a whole. The Society of Black Lamp believes humanity exists in two classes: one that is inherently superior both intellectually and morally, and one prone for sin and debauchery. Following that logic, they sees the Slasher as "Paladins" meant to eradicate the second class, thus preventing an Apocalypse.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check
- Dark Messiah: Akakios.
- Religion of Evil
- Technicolor Fire
- We Are Everywhere
Debut: Murder Messiah
- Big Bad Wannabe
- Drop the Hammer: How he kills Jeffery Brevvard/Sixx Sixx.
- In the Blood: His origin; unlike Cassie, he embraced his father's serial killer legacy
- Not So Different: 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.
- Serial Killer: With a kill count of 18.
- The Social Darwinist: 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 YouA Scots-American Chicago crime family. With some... odd genetics.
- Cannibal Clan
- Cute Monster Girl: The female members are able to usually hide their demonic side.
- Generic Ethnic Crime Gang
- Half-Human Hybrid: 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 Game Face.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: They were even more upset because Vlad's father was black.
- Villainous Incest: They don't like diluting the bloodline.
Debut: Sons of Man (as legendary figure), Murder Messiah (first on-panel appearance in a Bad Future section), Monster Baiting (first on-panel appearance 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. 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.
- Alchemy Is Magic: And was used to create Slashers.
- Amnesiac Dissonance
- Big Bad: By virtue of being both the one who created the Slashers as a whole and the final antagonist of the original series.
- Bishonen Line: The oldest and most powerful slasher, but also one of the few who look completely alive and human.
- Dark Messiah
- Eviler Than Thou: Murders the whole Black Lantern leadership, partly out of revenge for mind-wiping him but also for not being violent enough.
- Evil All Along: Though he didn't know.
- Expy: Of Angelus from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
- Healing Factor: Even by slasher standards, his is crazily overpowered.
- Knight Templar: Seriously appears to believe that he and other slashers are morally purifying the world by killing the corrupt.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Being a bit less Axe Crazy 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".