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Main Characters

     Cassie Hack 
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Debut: Euthanized

The 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: Definitely. She is someone who regularly fight undead superpowered serial killers, after all.
  • 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.
  • Badass Adorable: A small, cute teenage girl who regularly dispatches undead serial killers of her own.
  • Badass Normal: For most of the series, she has no power beside her wits, fighting skills and guts. She still manages to regularly slaughter slashers.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She rarely ever has it covered.
  • 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.
  • Black Bra and Panties: All of her underwear is like this.
  • Blood Knight: She's mentioned several times that she can barely conceive a life beyond hunting and killing monsters. Even after she tried to start a normal life with Georgia, she ends up realizing she finds it dull and eventually returns to hunting 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: Oh, yes. Just check the Broken Bird entry below to see. And that's without counting the times it happens over the course of the series, such as her torture by Doctor Gross.
  • 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: Played with; she willingly avoids relationships for most of the series because she knows she can't have a normal life, but it's pretty clear she wishes it was possible. She ends up in relationships with Samhain and Georgia, but neither of these end well.
  • Collared by Fashion: Has worn spiked collars in the past.
  • The Combat Pragmatist: Has no problem relying on dirty tricks to eliminate Slashers. 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: She can be quite snarky about the things she ends up facing.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: An often employed tactic when luring out slashers. Almost backfired when used against Dr Gross.
  • Disappeared Dad: He already was missing before the whole incident with her mother.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After the events of the last issue, Cassie hangs up her spurs to raise Sarah with Georgette. Unfortunately, this doesn't last.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Part of her goth design.
  • The Eeyore: Poor girl just can't catch a break.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Briefly became the new Fantomah.
  • Final Girl: Started out as one to her mother, who she killed after finding out she was killing her comrads. Then decided to fight back.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Examples include chainsaws, power drills, and machetes.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She is a good guy, yes. But she is also quite foul-mouthed, antisocial, and has serious issues.
  • 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: By virtue of being the main protagonist.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Cassie has always feared becoming a slasher, just like her mother. Samhain explicitly considers her just another kind of slasher who just happens to target other slashers.
  • The Hunter: She is a girl who was motivated by a traumatic event in her past life into tracking down and killing Slashers. The only part she doesn't fill is being a member of a group dedicated to this.
  • Hurting Hero: Her life, to put it bluntly, sucks.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Except when they're soft and in need of comfort.
  • 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: A teenage girl who swears, enjoys violence, and generally isn't a model of feminity.
  • Loin Cloth: One of her outfits is this on the covers.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Loves these and wears them very often.
  • 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.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: A common hairstyle for her.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: Is quite lax when mentioning things like dying, and killing her old cheerleading coach.
  • Serial-Killer Killer: The entire concept behind her character. A midnight radio show even nicknamed her "the SKK".
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She has a foul mouth, to say the least.
  • 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.
  • Stocking Filler: Loves her stockings.
  • Stripperiffic: Cassie Hack is a literal Suicide Girl in-universe and without.
  • 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: One that happens to typically target slashers.
  • Waif-Fu: Is a tiny girl who, nevertheless, kicks a lot of ass.
  • Weapon of Choice: Batter Up.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Often wears one of these in her role as Ms. Fanservice.

     Vlad 
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Debut: Euthanized

A 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: His usual attire.
  • Bald of Awesome: It seems he can't grow hair.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite his appearance, he actually is a pretty nice person. But he is every bit as strong as his size would suggest, and gladly joins Cassie in killing Slashers.
  • The Big Guy: Tall, strong and the duo's muscle.
  • The Comically Serious: Much of the humor comes from how he takes the ridiculousness of their world in complete stride.
  • 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.
  • Determinator: Is every bit as determined as Jason.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: When Cassie finally realises, the results are ugly.
  • Expy: Basically is the pre-undead Jason Voorhees, if someone channeled his tendency to violence to a positive end.
  • Gentle Giant: Vlad is absolutely gigantic, but unless he gets mad, he really is a nice guy to get along with.
  • The Grotesque: Is deformed, albeit not quite as bad as everyone seems to think.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Played with; He definitely is more melee-oriented than Cassie, but she isn't limited to long range weapons herself.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Turns out to be from a family of demon-human hybrids.
  • 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.
  • The Lancer: Cassie's closest partner, and serves as a Foil to her.
  • Machete Mayhem: Wields one of these as an Expy of Jason Voorhees.
  • No Social Skills: Which is understandable, considering he was raised in a basement with little more than comic books.
  • Older Sidekick: Cassie is a teenager, while he is at the very least an adult.
  • Weapon of Choice: Really big knives and cleavers.
  • White Sheep: The only one of his family who is not Ax-Crazy.
  • You No Take Candle: Tends to have a somewhat limited vocabulary from his lack of social interaction.

     Lisa Elsten 
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Debut: Euthanized

A 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.
  • 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: Communicates to Cassie through the internet.

     Chris Krank 
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Debut: Land of Lost Toys

     Pooch 
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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.

Recurring Characters

     Margaret Crump/Georgia Peaches 
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Debut: Shout at the Devil

     Gertrude Hall 
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Debut: Shout at the Devil

  • '80s Hair: Has a very poofy hairspray doo.
  • 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.

     Samhain 
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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.

     Catherine "Cat" Curio 
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Debut: Double Feature

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Averted. Catherine is a high functioning autistic girl.
  • 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: Is every enthusiastic about just about everything.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Doesn't swear during the most traumatic situations.
  • Does Not Like Guns: Considers them horrible.
  • Final Girl: The only known survivor of Samhain during his "mindless Black Lamp lackey" phase.
  • Kid Detective: Started as a parody of the ones written for grade-schoolers like Encyclopedia Brown.
  • 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: Has no filter whatsoever either.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Grows up to be a teenager who, well, is an actual teenager.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Survived and became much tougher.

     Daisy (AKA the Fearless Flamingo/Sister Nightmare) 
Debut: Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter

  • Badass Normal: No superpowers per se, but still kicks a lot of ass.
  • 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: Does not get the one she wants.
  • 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.

Major Villains

     Delilah Hack, the Lunch Lady 
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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 (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.
  • 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. Albeit, she doesn't try to control her daughter, just protect her in a horrifying way.
  • 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. She loves Cassie, alive or dead, though.
  • 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: Killed a bunch of kids who teased Cassie Hack and that's before she came back from the dead.
  • 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.

     Bobby Brunswick 
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Debut: Euthanized

Originally 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.

     Laura Lochs 
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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 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.

     Ashley Guthrie 
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Debut: Land of Lost Toys

The 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.

     Angela Cicero, the Acid Angel 
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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 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.

     Emily Christy/Ms. America/Ouroboros 
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Debut: Slice Hard

A 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, she develops this attitude.
  • 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: Runs a lesbian sorority for a time in order to master her magics.
  • 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: Is a former Ms. America and a scientist.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Vlad kills her by knocking her onto a stalagmite.
  • Meganekko: Beautiful with her glasses or not.
  • Old Shame: In-universe example. Her nude photo spread, which got her Ms. America title revoked.
  • 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.
  • Scaled Up: Develops them as a serpent woman.

     Lynn Jagodinski, Samhain II 
Debut: Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter

The daughter of Doctor Mortal who picks up the mantle of Samhain to avenge her father.

  • 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: Successfully kills Cassie's associates.
  • Go for the Eye: Their one vulnerable point.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Is one of the toughest opponents Cassie faces.
  • 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 
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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 is these.
  • 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.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A physical manifestation of fiction itself, who assumes the appearance of a woman with tentacles.
  • 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 
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Debut: Shout at the Devil

A struggling heavy metal guitarist who traded his soul for fame and fortune. It also required him to give regular donations of virgins to the Neflords.

     The Neflords 
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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.

     The Society of the Black Lamp 
Debut: Closer

A 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.

  • Cult: One which dates back to Ancient Greece and has spread throughout the world.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: They can raise the dead but use it to punish people who love sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
  • Dark Messiah: Akakios is this to him. He considers them all weak.
  • Religion of Evil: The religion has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • Technicolor Fire: Their sacred ritual requires burning black flames.
  • We Are Everywhere: They've had a long time to breed and spread their religion among their families.

     Dale Wildman 
Debut: Murder Messiah

A fairly typical serial killer who just happens to get in Cassie's way.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: Believes he's Cassie's equal when he's a fairly minor threat.
  • 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 You

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

  • Cannibal Clan: They subsist on human flesh whenever possible.
  • Cute Monster Girl: The female members are able to usually hide their demonic side.
  • Generic Ethnic Crime Gang: They're not really all that unique aside from the incest, cannibalism, and demon worship.
  • 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.

     Akakios 
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: When he was Samhain.
  • 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: Intends to purify the world of all those he considers inferior due to their love of life.
  • 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.
  • Monster Progenitor: Is the creator of the entire Slasher race.
  • 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".
  • Walking Spoiler: There's a reason why there's so much spoiler code here.

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