Characters / Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name

This character sheet is for the webcomic Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name. A lot of nifty facts can be found on the official cast page, so check it out for Word of God and stuff.

Hanna Falk Cross

The hero of the piece: red-haired, extroverted, enthusiastic, and loyal (though not the sharpest crayon in the box). He is also an Occult Detective, which in his case means a lot of running around, meeting supernatural beings and occasionally using his magic hammer and magic marker to rectify things.

  • Conveniently an Orphan: Any family ties that Hanna might have are completely omitted, and it's implied that he's alone in the city.
  • The Napoleon: Averted. Hanna's a tiny guy (5'3" on a good day,) but seems pretty comfortable with his stature.
  • Occult Detective: Though his skill at the job is so far...debatable.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like a teen, but he's 24. No, really.
  • The Pollyanna: Hanna isn't an overwhelming example, but he's hinted to have a pretty harsh past and is still easily the most optimistic and extroverted of the main cast.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's 5'3 and skinny as a rail, and relies on his rune-writing abilities for most of his offense.
  • Unfortunate Names: He likes his name well enough though.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Hanna 'helped' Conrad remove a vampire from his apartment... By accidentally turning him into one.


{...}/Dotdotdot/Zombie/Gallahad/Imhotep/etc is Hanna's colleague and best friend. He is green, undead and vaguely Asianish. He also (at first glance) appears to have only one expression (of mild misery), but in fact exhibits a wide range of emotions - in a non-showy way.Oh, and he's the comic's narrator.

  • Anime Hair: He appears to have wings on his head, but it's really just white tufts of hair.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: People generally have a negative impression of The Undead, but he's actually a pretty nice guy.
  • First-Person Smartass: {...}'s narration is deadpan and wry, contrasting the high-energy feel of the comic and pointing out the ridiculous things that happen in it.
  • Ghost Amnesia: Zombie doesn't even remember what his name was.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Averted; he's covered in scars (including, although it's yet to be shown, an autopsy incision) that aren't raised but are closed with ugly black thread.
  • Inscrutable Oriental: If he is in fact Asian.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: Wears the clothes he un-died in, although it's a borderline case since he changes jackets and hats.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Dying and being buried for over ten years can do that to you. Subverted in that Zombie's old identity no longer matters to him.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: He has no interest in mauling people or eating brains, and is a fairly normal guy aside from being dead. Also, he clearly has sapience, though no memory of his past.
  • The Stoic: Zombie is capable of a range of emotions—and is actually shown to be rather caring and empathetic—but it doesn't register very often on his face, leading people to believe he is one of these. Hanna keeps tabs of every time Zombie smiles.
  • Suddenly Ethnicity: He's apparently Asian.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: He's taller than much of the cast, oddly good-looking for a green corpse and quietly snarky.
  • Team Mom: Zombie's a bit of an unconventional example, but he is something of an Only Sane Man who tries to keep the others from hurting themselves. Always rushing to protect his allies; Zombie even goes as far as to put himself between friends and their attacker. He even cooks for Hanna!

Conrad Dillon Achenleck

Rounding up the Power Trio (see above for the other two) is Conrad - a wussy, neurotic, but very, VERY angry designer. He comes to Hanna in the first chapter with an appeal for help and ends up being turned into a vampire. Which sucks because, as a vampire, Conrad is not particularly competent (i.e. the thought of biting some random stranger's filthy neck doesn't fill him with joy and anticipation). Still, he scrapes by the best he can.

  • Butt Monkey: One of Tessa's favourite things to do seems to be scaring, hurting or otherwise torturing Conrad. And it can only get worse from here on out.
  • Chew Toy: The poor guy hires a paranormal investigator to get rid of a vampire and ends up becoming one.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Actually, there's only one fang to speak of.
  • The Chick: Albeit a grouchy and standoffish one.

Doc Worth

A highly shady, sleazy, crabby and unpleasant individual who is Hanna's go-to for all medical purposes. His unique specialization (dealing with non-humans) is probably the only thing that keeps his business going, since he's not even a proper doctor but rather a med-school dropout. His main hobbies seem to be smoking, looking suspicious, fighting with his best friend/partner in crime Lamont and insulting Conrad who he is allegedly "keen on".

  • Big Brother Instinct: Interviews reveal that he does in fact have a younger sister, and might have just a touch of a protective streak over her (to bad for him she’s apparently a swimsuit model)
  • Dr. Jerk: He's not a genius to make up for his Jerk Ass-ishness, but Worth does seem to have a rather... unique specialization.
  • Fur and Loathing: Though he's not so much evil as he is simply a dick.
  • Last Name Basis: Referred to as either "Doc" or "Worth". His first name is Luce.
  • Morality Pet: Hanna kind of seems to be this, a little. Doc has forbidden Hanna in past from dealing with ghosts, apparently because they always hurt him. He knows Hanna will disregard what he forbids him to do, so he urges {...} to look after him.
  • Satisfied Street Rat: is very content and happy, despite living in filth, being unqualified for his job, having troubles with finances and dealing with the supernatural on a regular basis.
  • The Smart Guy: Well, he certainly has more sense than Hanna and he DID get into med school...

Toni Ipres

No, she's not in a band. (It's theater). No, she won't tell you where she buys those clothes. (They are cool though, aren't they?). No, she's not a weird human. (She's a werewolf). And YES, she WILL go berserk on you if you threaten one of her friends.

  • Action Girl: So far she appears to be one of the most competent protagonists at fighting.
  • The Big Guy: Despite not being big nor a guy.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a green cross-shaped barette.
  • Older Than They Look: According to a character Q&A, she became a werewolf in the 80s. Assuming the comic's set in or near the present, she's probably a couple decades or so older than she looks.
  • Only Sane Man: Of a sort, if only by virtue of lacking a Weirdness Censor and being able to notice some unusual details about Hanna's compadres.
  • Mama Bear: No, really, don't screw with her friends. Unless you feel like getting bitch-slapped by a werewolf.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Toni's werewolf form is usually something along the lines of Savage Wolves, but due to her power source being damaged, she takes this form.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Since her talisman is broken, she has to take the form of a small dog instead of a full werewolf in order to conserve its energy.

Veser Amaker Hatch

Big-eyed, sharp-toothed and ready to say something inappropriate at any given moment, Veser is a 19-year-old college student who happens to harbor several secrets: for one thing, he has Abusive Parents, and for another, one of his parents is not quite human.

  • Abusive Parents:
    • His dad clubs baby seals.
    • We don't know much about his mom, but their relationship probably isn't great either: he once commented that he's lucky she didn't drown him as a baby out of spite.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More snark than deadpannery, but still.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Veser has a pair of goggles hanging around his neck, but he hasn't been seen using them yet.
  • Green Eyes: hinting at both his unusual parentage and his connection with nature.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's is the child of a human and a selkie, although he doesn't really have much to show for it but a wonderfully dysfunctional family.
  • Handsome Lech: Those shark teeth don't stop the ladies, apparently. He's almost to the point of Anything That Moves, if the artist's doodles are anything to judge from.

Ples Tibenoch

Accountant by day, clockwork aficionado by night. Sports the look of a Victorian gentleman and looks good in britches. Also, technically, he has only just appeared in the current storyline.

  • Asexuality: Stone stated in a recent live stream that he's borderline.

Lee Falun

Once a boring human, now a horrifying ghost who's lost most of his personality and seems to have retained only the negative aspects. When alive, was best friends with Veser's dad, which presupposes a spectacular talent at ignoring the unpleasant but obvious.

  • Dem Bones: As a ghost, he looks like a glowing skeleton.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Lee was in love with his best friend's wife, which was the cause of his undoing.

Casimiro and Finas

Those Two Guys.

Two vampires who are powerful (but low-ranking) and "proper" (meaning they actually do suck blood). They complement each other's personalities nicely and travel everywhere together, to the puzzlement of those around them.


Vampire lady and Conrad's sire. She is beautiful and treacherous, as Hanna found the hard way after undoing her curse. Casimiro has some beef with her as well.

  • Action Girl: Since vampires are very strong, her injuring-people-and-zombies skills are particularly impressive.
  • The Cat Came Back: While there is no word on how their last meeting actually went, Lamont’s reaction to seeing her in his car makes it seem like he might be a little …nervous, about her return.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: She's been drawn with either purple or dark green hair. It's actually black. Also, if there's such a thing as Eye Color Dissonance then that applies too, since they're often rendered as pink or purple instead of the red that all vampires have.
  • Killer Rabbit: This is the horrible vampire that maimed Zombie and killed Conrad.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She is a pinkish purple when in bat form.
    • And in some panels appears to be wearing lipstick. As a bat.

Lamont Toucey

Doc Worth's partner in crime and friend. Looking like a member of The Mafia, he is no less shady than his colleague - but considerably more polite and pleasant. He does business with the non-human populace of the city and is thus very knowledgeable about the suspicious characters who prowl the night.

  • Pointless Bandaid: Usually depicted with a bandage on his cheek.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: As stated above, he and Worth express their friendship by hitting each other. Also it seems like Worth might be one of the few people he allows himself to act rudely towards.

Abner Van Slyk

Vampire hunter who has very recently made an appearance in the comic. He is mysophobic (that's "fear of germs" for ya) to the point of wearing a mask and gloves at all times. However, he seems to think his pet ferret Paradox (or Para-Para) is completely clean, and carrying the animal around and kissing him is apparently A-OK.

(That kissing thing was not zoophilia, promise).

  • Badass Normal: One of the few truly human characters in the cast, and also one of the most Badass.