Characters: Old Harry's Game

  • Anti-Hero: Type V.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: At least nowhere near as evil as you'd expect him to be, especially compared to Thomas.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Even Evil Has Standards
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The Professor often notes (to the point of it being a catchphrase) that Satan torments humans because he wants to bring everyone down to his level- he hates himself and his situation and wants everyone to be as miserable as he is. For extra points, Satan is actually described as having green eyes.
  • Hypocrite: One of the main reasons for his hatred of humans is their refusal to own up to their mistakes, yet he continually objects to any attempt to blame him for his own rebellion against God and subsequent banishment from Heaven.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: At one point when Satan is losing his temper, the Professor notes that his eyes have gone purple; then, a little later, completely black.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Most of the punishment he inflicts upon Thomas would be disgusting, but given how Thomas is a monster it's hilarious. Case in point: trapping him under an incontinent hippo for most of an episode before he eventually removes it... only to dump an incontinent and heavier rhino in its place. The rhino then tramples him before it goes off.
  • Louis Cypher: We always know who he is, we just don't know who he's pretending to be.
  • Noble Demon
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He may be able to change his shape, but humorously, doesn't do much (or often anything) to change his voice.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil
  • Pet the Dog: Every now and then.
  • Satan
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Satan has strict standards of not possessing anyone who isn't old enough to make moral choices, and is thus in one episode is shown to be enraged at fundamentalists who believe a child is possessed by him, and want to beat Satan out of the child.




The Professor


  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: introduced after the Professor leaves and plays a similar role. Played with in that there are notable differences between the two characters; where the Professor's idealism comes from trying to find the bright side of every situation, Edith's comes more from romanticizing certain people, ideas, and events while seeing no good in others. Also, while The Professor came to be fairly well-liked even by the villains, Edith is tolerated at best by most of the other characters.
  • Straight Man
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Determinator: As Satan notes 'arguing with her is like... well it's like cornering a badger'.

Jane Austen

Adolf Hitler
  • Never My Fault: He maintains that the Holocaust was merely overreacting to being filmed in the shower, and he blames his failed invasion of Russia on Jesse Owens.
  • Ultimate Evil: He's the most frequently mentioned out of all the historical figures, but he never speaks, is never spoken to, and other than one scene where he is explicitly in disguise, is never even spoken about in such a way that one can infer his presence.