Monica VillarealA young anthropologist who works as a curator at a museum in the Twin Cities, Monica is often hesitant to believe in the supernatural despite the fact that it surrounds her. She has spent some time just this side of a rubber room due to her experiences. On a lighter note, she is a bit of an audio snob and is a huge fan of 80's music. She is also one of the most powerful human beings on Earth, having been taught the language of magic by Mayahuel as a child (in the guise of her grandmother), and is known to the supernaturals of North America at least as the Demon Shepherd. And has recently added a phoenix-like ability to return from extremely violent death unscathed, and the as-yet-not-precisely-explained power of the "Jaguar Girl" to her resume.
Shelly WahneeA tough tomboy who plays bass in the local band "Fermented Banana" and worked at her father's auto shop until she decided to become a personal trainer. She is proud of her Comanche heritage and has always had a hard time getting over her mother's death, both of which contributed to her problematic vision quest. She is Monica's best friend and enjoys innocently picking on her. Recently revealed to be a human/sphinx/titan hybrid and Phix's granddaughter.
Amanda EhrlichA professional photographer and another close friend of Monica's, Amanda tends to think of her friend as a younger sister she has to protect. She is a bit more cynical than the rest of the cast, but is still friendly if she isn't too convinced that you're an idiot. It took a long time for Monica to introduce her to the paranormal weirdness in her life.
Golem GirlsOriginally introduced in the form of a trio of drunk college girls, they eventually sobered up, developed into complex characters, and played an important role in the plot. Thousands of years before the start of the comic, they were tortured, murdered, and turned into a chimera in hopes of creating the ultimate weapon. As anyone with half an ounce of Genre Savvy can guess, their masters lost control, and they destroyed most of the world. They were eventually separated, and used as guardians. At present they are trying to learn how to be human again.
Acacia (Bud) BudurBud is the most impulsive of the Golem Girls. She appears as a young woman of Greek descent, though she can also take the form of a strange looking goat. She has simple tastes, a green thumb, and seems to be the most successful of the group at regaining her humanity. She also seems to be remarkably good a thinking on her feet.
Brandilyn Brandi OduyaBrandi is a motherly figure who wouldn't hurt a fly (literally). She can come across as a bit of a ditz, for example, she flushes a fly down the toilet because it would freeze if she released it outside, not realizing that it would drown, but she is arguably the smartest cast member. A surprising number of seeming coincidences were actually the result of her plans. She appears to be a young African woman, but can also take the form of a panther.
JinJin tends to act as the leader of the Golem Girls, mostly because she tends to know most of what's going on. She is the one primarily responsible for dealing with the calender machine due to witnessing her mother get ripped out of existence by it, and being aware of each repetition of the "Groundhog Day" Loop. She seems to be struggling with her sanity.
Katherine GilchristKatherine is a coworker of Monica's and a bit of a shut-in. Monica let her in on the supernatural weirdness rather early on. She's in her mid-40s, and therefore quite a bit older than the rest of the (human) cast, though she doesn't really look it. She also has an extraordinarily weird backstory that not even she knows at first.
Other Supernatural Beings
TepoztecalTepoz, as he is often called, is the Aztec god of alcohol, or at least that is how he is known. He is actually much older than the Aztecs and a simple golem rather than a god. He does however have control over anything containing alcohol. He is roughly three feet tall and blue, so a bit of a Smurf look-alike. He is well-intentioned, but not the most competent of characters.
Tina Rosario Aldaco GuzmanTina is a collection of personal demons occupying a partially living body, as well as the owner of the best coffee shop in the Twin Cities. The original Tina died in a car crash, so the demons took control of the body, got up, and walked out of the morgue. She uses the coffee shop as an opportunity to pump people full of positive wisdom and sunshine, and she generally has good intentions.
PhixPhix is a sphinx. Specifically, the sphinx that appears in the Oedipus story. At the start of the story, she was the librarian at the Bibliothiki. She is about as intimidating as one would expect a sphinx to be, but is surprisingly friendly if you get to know her. She's also Shelly's paternal grandmother on her human/sphinx side.
NudgeNudge is a mythical trickster like Loki or Coyote who has pissed off quite a few people. She was the original librarian before Phix, who she tricked into becoming her replacement. Since then she has been hiding from Phix who has been trying to return her to her place in the library, most recently hiding among the collection of demons known as Tina. At present, she and Phix are co-librarians.
BiaBia is a titan with a reputation for being a "thoughtless emotionless bitch." She's also Shelly's maternal great grandmother and mother on her human/titan side.
TsillahApparently Nudge's little sister. She is a living shadow who can manifest as something like a teenage version of Nudge. Not a lot is known about her, but she is in school and comes and goes from the Bibliothiki as she pleases.
EuryaleAlong with Medusa and Stheno, Euryale was one of the gorgons from the original myth. Despite what the myth said, she's hardly a monster and is quite friendly. She works as a marine biologist, taking advantage of her ability to breath underwater. For whatever reason she speaks with a southern accent. She has been following Monica's adventures through some unknown source, and thinks of her as a hero of some sort.
Pratt and McBrideA couple of vampires who work for the FBI. They know of Monica as the "demon shepherd" and are utterly gobsmacked to see her one day (surrounded by an entourage of very intimidating demons). They're then recruited by Brandi for the MIB.
Lily PrattThe sensible one of the two; their superiors charge her with keeping Mc Bride in line. She is of Anasazi descent. Although it's a bit confusing, in her human life, she seems to have been one of Katherine's biological mothers. It's really complicated.
Suzie McBrideMcBride is a constant headache to both her partner and her superiors, by virtue of some pretty serious impulse control problems when it comes to feeding.
AtsaliAtsali is a young, orphaned siren who becomes Katherine's sidekick and then adopted daughter after they meet in the Bibliothiki.
CastelaAtsali's young friend and later adopted sister from the orphanage. She appears to be made primarily of tightly woven vines and is too young to know how to pass for human.
Jacqui BontempsJacqui is a friend of Monica's who plays drums in the local band "Fermented Banana." She is best described as "A daisy on Prozac." Originally, she was going to college to become a veterinarian, but she eventually dropped out and opened a yoga studio using money she inherited from her aunt.
OwenOwen is a childhood friend of Shelly's and the lead guitarist in the band "Fermented Banana." There was a bit of romantic tension between them, but it never amounted to anything, and he is currently married a woman named Lakshmi.
DietzelMonica's pet dog Dietzel is smarter than a dog has any right to be, although Monica seems to be unaware of this fact. He refuses to try to catch frisbees due to taking a few too many to the face, and isn't particularly fond of squirrels. He also has an interesting relationship with a certain pizza girl.
DarrenDarren owns the bar that the cast used to frequent earlier in the strip, but it has become a less important location as the comic went on. He used to be an elementary school teacher, and doesn't feel that being a bartender is much different. He seems to care about his regulars quite a bit.
KevinKevin is a local photographer and Monica's boyfriend. He is socially inept in an endearing way, and is remarkably accepting of the strange occurrences that seem to surround Monica. His job sometimes results in his disappearing for extended periods of time on assignment.
AlanAlan is Kevin's best friend and Jin's boyfriend. Despite his goofy nature, he is capable of remarkable wisdom, as he demonstrated when he first met Jin. His occupation has yet to be revealed.
JustinAKA "Officer Tight Buns", Justin is a Minneapolis policeman and Shelly's current boyfriend. He's almost too much of a boyscout for his own good, but hides a very, very strange secret.