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The most fearsome and dilapidated non-government secret agency, set in a flowerless flower shop in the Fifth Avenue, New York City. This audacious organization fights crime with no fear, no budget and just enough abidance to the law.

Alan Ford

Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

The main hero of the comic boodk, homeless graphic designer who accidentally stumbled in the TNT Group hideout, was mistaken for the actual agent and hired. Blonde, handsome and naive, Alan is the latest acquisition and youngest member (excluding animals), but despite his flaws shows great promise and becomes a competent member of the team. After the big breakup, Alan and Minuette runs the agency on their own aided by Number One.Voiced by: Roberto del Giudice

  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When he dresses in drag he's considered attractive, save for his voice, that's it.
  • Big Eater: Considering that he could only afford the graphic design school by eating on Monday and on Saturday mornings, it's no surprise that he wolves down whenever he has a chance.
  • Butt-Monkey: While there are other characters who suffer much more than him, Alan still is a good contender, helped by his guillable and shy personality.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm Alan Ford, graphic designer". Usually when he introduces himself, though this became rarer and rarer as the series continued.
  • Character Development: Over the course of the series Alan did take many tricks from his colleagues and friends, becoming savvier and shrewder over time rather than a shy doormat.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In vol 212 The Cursed Idol, Alan suddenly becomes much more action-prone after dressing as Indiana Jones.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While Badass may be too strong, Alan is still the last person you'd expect to become a secret agent, yet he's one of the best members of TNT Group.
  • Dragged into Drag: A couple of times, whenever the group needs to have someone impersonate a woman, much to his dismay.
  • Good Is Dumb: Averted later on, as he becomes more competent and savvier, though he's still kinda ingenue.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Alan is blonde with blue eyes, to the point that many people call him "viking", but he's also one of the noblest and morally straightest characters in the comic book.
  • Happily Married: With Minuette, officially so in vol 500. The following volume also reveals that they'll have a long and prolific dynasty.
  • The Hero: The comic book is named after him, and not only most of the stories are around him, but he's also the most ideal and morally just member of the TNT Group.
  • Iconic Outfit: His standard outfit with long-sleeved black sweater, black trousers and shoes.
  • Informed Ability: He's supposed to be a graphic designer. The only time we actually see him in action, he's so bad he nearly gives his boss a stroke and is fired.
  • The Ingenue: Alan's most defining trait when women are involved, especially if they're seedy or dishonest.
  • Lovable Coward: He's rarely the type of guy who'd stay and fight, though given the group's budget and equipment we cannot blame him...
  • Mr. Fanservice: For all his faults, Alan is an attractive guy, and many women genuinely find him attractive.
  • Missing Mom: And father, he was abandoned on the steps of an orphanage where he grew up.
  • Naïve Newcomer: His role in the TNT Group, as he's the latest recruit.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on Peter O'Toole.
  • Rollerblade Good: Ice-rink variation, he's an incredibly skilled skater, and often he cuts holes in the ice around villains, Diagonal Cut fashion. In one case, he was so good the villainess actually cheers for him and asks for an encore.
  • Running Gag: He falling in love with women who eventually turn him down or his ice-skating performances against bad guys.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After years and years of bad luck with women, he finally gets a lovely girl who likes him and eventually get married.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the most scrupolous and honest of the bunch.
  • True Companions: With both Bob Rock and Oliver, his best pals inside the organization.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Even when said woman has him on the ropes.

Robert "Bob" Rock

Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

From a family of hardened criminals, Bob Rock is a short, bad-tempered man with a huge nose wearing a tartan red hat and mantle, he's a senior member and Alan's best friend. He's a rotten luck and is the main source of comedy in the comic.Voiced by: Andrea Ward

  • Boisterous Weakling: Has the very bad habit of picking fights with people much bigger than him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Compared to Alan, he receives much more comedic punishment, more often than not because he brought it on himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's prone to snark at people, mostly Cariatide and Number One.
  • Foil: To Grunf: Bob is short, not very fit, always irritated and is the first to lash against the orders or even ignore them as he sees fit, and
  • Gag Nose: His most defining and mocked feature. He's very sensitive about it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Bob is very easy to anger, has a number of Berserk Button and will often explode at the slightest provocation.
  • Hidden Depths: He secretly wishes to be a novel writer. His secret work, Pen (Pains) of a Recluse, is a Door Stopper filled with Purple Prose, and the only thing we know is that it takes 86 chapters of ampollous and maniacal description of the surroundings before getting to the introduction of the main character.
  • Iconic Outfit: His tartan red cap and mantle. Becomes a plot point in The Three Rock where his brothers frame him by using his outfit to commit crimes.
  • The Napoleon: The shortest of the group, he's mockingly called "dwarf" and "child" by others.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a caricature of Magnus.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he falls in love with a disguised Margot, he's incredibly kind and polite to nearly everyone, even Cirano, who he usually detest.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the colleric, impulsive Red to Alan's calm and shy Blue and to the Count's charming, calculating Blue.
  • The Reliable One: Earlier on he sees himself as this for the rest of the group, especially compared to Alan. As the series progresses, this becomes less emphasized.
  • Scary Teeth: Parodied, he grows fangs whenever he's angry at someone.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He's a good deal more cynical and bitter than Alan.
  • Sour Supporter: For the TNT Group, especially Alan Ford. He does have a heart of gold though.
  • Super Drowning Skills: He sinks like a rock (ah-ha), though sometimes he dives, forgetting that he cannot swim until too late.
  • Vampire Refugee: Briefly becomes a Vampire after being bitten by Wurdalak in Christmas with a Vampire, since he didn't got enough serum before. He's still a Butt-Monkey even as a vampire.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the animated short, he has a surprisingly deep, gruff voice, contrasting his small stature and huge nose.
  • White Sheep: He's the only member of his family to have turned on a good leaf, and often tries to push his brothers on the side of honesty.

Gervasius DeStatuis "Cariatide" /The Big Boss

Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

The first member of the group, former notary who got his nickname for his work speed, he's in charge of the flower shop, but he's actually a sleepy, lazy fatass, usually at odds with Bob Rock or Geremia. He appeared to be the boss before Number One's introduction. Owns the pet hamster Squitty.

  • Berserk Button: Harming his beloved hamster Squitty/Squeaky. When Bob nearly boiled her alive he actually grew fangs and ran after him with a kitchen knife, demanding his death.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: His early persona, he even goes undercover in the army as one, with... not so great results...
  • Dub Name Change: To Gervasius Twinkleminkleson in the Croatian translation.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: He's much more competent and diligent in the first volumes. After His Highness is introduced and takes matters in his own hands, Cariatide's role slowly loses prominence until he becomes a useless slob.
  • Fat Bastard: At worse he's this, except in A Trap for TNT Group, where after being kidnapped and locked in a room he ended up losing a lot of weigth by the time he got free.
  • Heavy Sleeper: In his later appearences, he's usually sleeping with Geremia.
  • Meaningful Name: De Statuis and Cariatide, both refering to his usual approach to most problems.
  • The Lancer: Technically speaking, he's the first man hired by Number One and his right-hand man. As the series proceeds, he's replaced by more competent agents.
  • Lazy Bum: His defining character trait. He's to Sloth what Bob Rock is to Wrath.
  • Vitriolic Best Buddies: His relationship with Geremia, since they rarely leave the shop.

Geremia Lettiga /Jeremiah

Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

Senior member, a perpetually ill Italian immigrant who supposedly helps Cariatide running the shop, but actually either sleeps or complains loudly about his unnumerable diseases.Voiced by: Mario Milita

  • The Eeyore: His costant complains with his health are usually off-putting to nearly everyone.
  • Hypochondria: He costantly complains about just every single illness of the book, except when he has a meal (and even then he complains as he eats and drinks), the surrounding shopkeepers have a bet game going on based on his health conditions and, according to certain medics, he's technically dead.
  • Least Common Skin Tone: Just to underline his bad health, he has yellow skin.
  • Meaningful Name: Lettiga is the Italian for Gurney, fitting for his bad health.
  • The Millstone: He's the least useful member of the group.
  • Spanner in the Works: In Branch Opening, he's the only member of the Group to escape capture because he fell asleep on the plane and was forgotten there. On his way out to LA, he stumbles in the house where the heroes were kept and manages to save them.

Count Oliver Oliver

Debut: Vol 2 The Bad Tooth

The second member who joined the group, a former British nobleman from a notoriously opportunist house who, when faced with poverty, turned to theft. Escaped to America, he was hired by Number One and Cariatide in the group, which he serves faithfully with his less-than-honest but incredibly effective methods. He often steals about everything that's not nailed and sells the loot to his old friend Bing.

  • Benevolent Boss: When he briefly takes over the Group during the disappearence of Number One, he makes sure his remaining men (Alan and Bob) have a decent place where to stay and eat regularly and better.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While he's usually affable and a pacifist, he pulls a gun on Bob Rock and tries to kill him in One Two Three Four after he ransacked his entire stash of loot.
  • Catchphrase: Two which acended to Memetic Mutation status in Croatia, when he phones his friend "Bing". "Hello Bing!" and "Price? A bargain!"
  • Con Man: When he's not stealing everything in sight with a sleight of hand, he's conning people into making him more rich than before.
  • Impoverished Patrician: The Oliver family went bankrupt with the current Count's father, forcing Oliver and his two brothers to resort to crime to survive. After his capture and the death of his brothers, Oliver decided to try his luck in America.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He's a remorseless thief and conman, but he's incredibly polite and affable, would rarely if ever resort to violence and tends to treat Alan and Bob fairly well.
  • Lovable Rogue: He's a thief and a scoundrel, but has manners and savoir-faire.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a caricature of Luciano Secchi (Bunker), only much thinner than the real deal.
  • Number Two: To the Number One, who considers him the most effective agent (when not trying to keep some of the reward for himself) and eventually takes the lead when the Number One is seemingly dead.
  • Perma-Stubble: He's always a stubble of beard to underline his actual social status.
  • Repetitive Name: Both his name and surname are identical.
  • Running Gag: He usually appears running in the shop, claiming to be chased by enemy agents, only to be followed by policemen, looking for a thief who's remarkably similar to him.
  • Snake Oil Salesman: During the first Christmas story he sells distilled water as a miracolous elixir to some foolish people.
  • Sticky Fingers: In his very introduction he's show snatching a pocket watch from Cariatide, a handful of bills from the hat of a beggar and a set of silver cutlery from a restaurant... that's before he caused a blackout in said restaurant and fled with pretty much all the stoves and the money.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: He manages to persuade Superciuk to quit working for the rich and use his heist for himself and retire. Sadly, this doesn't stop the drunken villain from returning again and again.

Otto Von Grunf

Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

Former German mechanic working for the Luftstreitkräfte before being chased away for his incompetence, Grunf escaped to America where eventually he put his questionable skills at the service of the TNT Group: he's in charge with making machines and vehicles for the group and he also works as Number One's majordomo.

  • Beware the Silly Ones: He looks like a goofy old fool, but his punches are still something to be wary of.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Save us please, Thank You he single-handedly rescues the heroes from Napoleon's ship, killing the Emperor himself with one of his boomerang grenades and forcing the entire crew to leave the ship with his ultrasonic whistle.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's the most action-prone of the group, but also not very bright. And more often than not, he ends up defeated anyway.
  • Bungling Inventor: Even back when he was in Germany, he was a failure when it came to reparations, and unwittingly caused the death of his previous master, the Broken Baron because he failed to repair his plane properly. His vehicles and machines tend to be either extremely cheap and uncomfortable to use (a submarine made of weighted metal bins tied to a wooden structure with pipes for breathing) or tend to break/blow up miduse. His quote in The Number One upon witnessing Alan and Bob using his latest rocket-powered bike go says it all:
"It's not exploding! It's not exploding! It's really working then!!!"
  • Characterization Marches On: In his first appearences he was much bolder and optimistic, and only later on he became the bumbling fool we know and love. He was also more prone to cheap but functional inventions.
  • Explosive Stupidity: His boomerang-grenade. The point is that the enemies are supposed to use it against you. Yup, it's... situational to say the least.
  • Foil: To Bob Rock: he's tall, fit, never questions orders to the point of stupidity, is older and his political ideals lean to the right, the total opposite of Bob.
  • Funetik Aksent: In the cartoon short he speaks with a glaring german accent.
  • Heavy Sleeper: When he decides to nap, he won't budge. At one point, he's sleeping leaning against the back of Number One's wheelchair, but when he moves out of the way, Grunf doesn't even move and keep sleeping standing.
  • Iconic Outfit: His aviator outfit, which makes people remark he's right out of World War 1, and the shirts with blatant fascist propaganda slogans on them.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: While he actually served Germany in World War 1, he still keeps a picture of Uncle Wolf and has some clear sympathies.
  • Rube Goldberg Device: Given his perpetual poverty, some of his vehicles need such devices to start in the first place.
  • Sycophantic Servant: He's the personal but incompetent servant of Number One, and fervently wishes to serve his

The Number One

Debut: Vol 11 The Number One

The dreaded founder of the group, a dyspotical and incredibly ancient old man in a wheelchair often adressed as His Highness, possesses a small booklet containing dirty secrets on nearly everyone in town and beyond, which makes him really feared by the higher ups. Manipulative, greedy and bad-tempered as he is, he's also shown to have a hidden heart of gold and eventually grows to care for the members of the Group as if they were his grand-(grand)-children. He still works with Alan and Minuette after the group is disbanded.Voiced by: Sergio Matteucci

  • Bad Boss: He usually yells at his subordinates, insults them and robs them of their money, though they arguably had them coming sometimes.
  • Been There, Shaped History: According to his stories, he's been there along various historical figures such as Charlemagne, Leonidas, Julius Caesar, Robespierre and even Homer, Ulysses and Attila the Hun. At one point he even dismiss CIA and FBI as mere knock offs of his TNT Group.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Part of the reason why he's so feared, is a small black book in which he recorded the sins of pretty much everyone on Earth.
  • The Chessmaster: He's smart, crafty and a natural-born tactic. The fact that TNT Group manages to be this effective with what they have is a testament to his skills.
  • Cool Old Guy: Say what you want about his morality, he's undeniably cool, crafty old bastard.
  • Cool Pet: Aside from Clodoveo, who's more of a buddy, he has Pellicus (a pellican which serves as an aerial mount) and Xeres (an alcoholic python left to him by a friend).
  • Deadpan Snarker: In a world of snark, His Highness stands head and shoulders above everyone else.
  • The Dreaded: The higher ups of the Army, NYPD and Government are afraid of him, and for a good reason, seen with the above-mentioned booklet.
  • Evil Cripple: He's costantly bound to a wooden wheelchair, due to a fall from a horse. We never see him before the accident.
  • A Father to His Men: For all his faults, he does values his agents, and tries to do his best to rescue them when they're in trouble.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even when you consider him a good guy, he's still a stingy rude miser who's quick to resort to violence if provoked.
  • Greed: His main motivation across all ages and all over the world.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has a shock which leaves him nearly catatonic when he believes he has lost a huge amount of money. He recovers as soon as he hears there's a chance to recover the money.
  • Horned Hairdo: He's bald, safe for two tuffs of hair curving upwards on the sides of his head.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In The Sad Tale of a Rich Young Man he verbally chastises Alan for leaving the group to be adopted by an extremely rich family, claiming that all that money could ruin him. After Alan leaves, he then claims that he would have taken the money without much fuss.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When he pays his men with large sums of moneys, he robs them back (while disguised), claiming that they won't be able to handle such sums and squander them away in no time. The one time he actually let them spend their vacation money as they like he's proven right.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's stingy, easy to anger, rude, obnoxious and pesky, but he's a good person deep down, and has repeatedly shown kindness to his men.
  • It's Personal: His score to settle with Satanassik, a former Nazi officer who was in charge of the Camp where Number One spent a good part of World War II.
  • No Name Given: He's only Number One or "His Highness", the only given name of "Stravecchio de Vecchionis" is an alias. Only his sister Strabalda knows his real name.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's around since... since... well, according to him, he personally met Adam and Eve.
  • Running Gag: His habit of telling his underling (embellished) tales from his past with historical characters, usually putting everyone to sleep, much to his annoyance. Except when he narrates the Odissey, which is genuinely appreciated by his men.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His common opinion to his own men, and he's not too wrong, all things considered.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As the series progresses he becomes less tyrannical and overall more caring for his agents.


Debut: Vol 18 The Million Dollar Dog

An Italian Pointer dog, originally part of an espionage plot, he was eventually adopted by the Group, where he's used either as a bloodhound or to cart around the Number One when Grunf isn't avaible. He's infamous for betraying the group when food is involved.

  • Big Eater: He's always after the next meal.
  • Cowardly Lion: While he can be quite ferocious when provoked, more often than not he knows when to give up.
  • Delicious Distraction: A link of sausages is a common incentive, but he also likes pastries, oddly enough.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He keeps siding with villains who feed and pamper him. Ultimately he permanently leaves the Group for a military base.
  • Running Gag: His attempts to eat Squeaky, which usually fail as the little rodent fights back.
  • Team Pet: Technically Bob's adopted pet, he's pretty much the Group's dog and usually looked after by Alan or the Count.


Debut: Vol 100 The Black Hills of South Dakota

A cheeky talking parrot who belonged to the Number One's grandfather, who tasked his grandson to take care of him. He's an honorary if sarcastic member, and he's the only animal of the group to remain even after the big turn of events.Voiced by: Roberto del Giudice

  • Cunning Linguist: He can speak 18 languages and 117 dialects, and it shows.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like his owner, he has a sharp tongue.
  • Killer Rabbit: He's just a parrot. When under the control of Big Caesar the latter is forced to keep him in chains, because he has injured all his pets.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To the Number One and previously his grandfather. Yes, really.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: A talking and highly intelligent parrot, though he'd like some scotch and a rare steak, thank you very much.
  • Vitriolic Best Buddies: With Number One: they're costantly insulting each other, but they are best friends.

Minuette Macon

Debut: Vol 429 A New Day

Former F.B.I. agent from France, Minuette was an orphan who learnt trickery and white magic from both her adoptive mother Yvonne Leclerc and her former husband Jean Macon. She falls for Alan and runs the new TNT (low cost) investigation agency with him. Eventually, the duo get married in volume 500.


    T.N.T. Los Angeles 

Big Caesar

Debut: Vol 17 Hotsprings Cure

The Emperor of Lowlives, the Czar of Crime, Big Caesar was a notorious and evil criminal from Los Angeles. Once he was captured by the Group, he's hired by Number One to lead the L.A. department of the Group, with brand new lair, methods and agents. He loyally serves the group, though resenting his servitude to Number One. He ultimately betrays the Group, but he's hunt down and killed.

  • Affably Evil: He's one of the most dangerous criminals of Los Angeles, but he's affable, corteous and cultured.
  • Bald of Evil: He doesn't have a single strand of hair on his head, and he's pretty morally bankrupt.
  • Catchphrase: Calls everyone he interacts with "boy", regardless of age.
  • Evil Is Petty: Ultimately betrays the TNT Groups after Pochita, the girl he was married to for tricking the Mangia, cheated on him with Oliver.
  • Evil Twin: Turns out that the man behind the Number One's apparent death was his evil(er) brother, and a member of the Mangia sect.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: In Branch Opening, when a rival gangster asks him if he has any last words, he chooses "La mort n'est que l'enconmencement de l'immortalité"... before siccing Teodoro on his attackers.
  • Gilded Cage: Even though he's arrested in his first appearence, his contacts and wealth allows him to turn his prison in a a luxurious hotel room all for himself.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He was... persuaded by Number One to work for the Law and open the TNT Group Branch in LA. However, around volume 200, he gets a Face–Heel Turn again and becomes a villain.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: By working with the "law", he gets pardoned for his many, many crimes. However, his betrayal later on ends with his fall and death.
  • Killed Off for Real: His twin brother dies in volume 200, while the real deal himself meets his doom in volume 300 in Italy.
  • Red Baron: The Emperor of Lowlives, the Czar of Crime.
  • Shout-Out: To the gangster movie Little Caesar.

Mr Lamp

Debut: Vol 10 Formulae

A bumbling but good-natured inventor who's one of Alan's best friends. After helping the group, he's eventually admitted in the LA Group.

  • Bungling Inventor: Unlike Grunf though, he specialize in chemicals and they tend to work.
  • Gag Nose: Has a prominent beak-like nose jutting out of his face, which makes him easy to recognize.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In his debut, he threaten to feed some colleagues to his giantified rat if they refused to pay the bet they made with him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Averted in Pop Art: he's working for the bad guys providing them with a ray which can make perfect copies of any pictures it's used on, but he's being blackmailed.
  • Mundane Utility: He has a ray which can safely enlarge animals. He uses it to win a bet against some other workers.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the nicest characters of the show, if a little air-headed, and goes along very well with Alan.
  • Only Friend: Implied that Alan's genuine friendship is the only one for Lamp.

Bob's Brothers

Debut: Vol 9 Zoo Symphony

Tim Tom and Tumb Rock (named after the noises their father made upon seeing them as he fell from the stairs). Unlike their brother, they stick with a life of crime before being hired.

  • Affably Evil: They're always affable, polite and corteous with Bob, which only makes him madder at them.
  • Always Identical Twins: The only differences are in their hairstyles and Tumb's moustache.
  • Evil Twin: Three of them for Bob. They've also impersonated their brother to frame him for their crimes.
  • Food as Bribe: In The Croc's Head and The Three Rocks, they try to quell Bob and the Group's mistrust by giving them pizza for free. The fact that they're perpetually penniless helps a lot.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Averted in The Croc's Head, where they've seemingly become honest and have openend a pizzeria, but they're still doing crimes. They're eventually hired by Big Caesar and works for the good guys.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: When all three of them are together, they tend to divide everything they say between the three of them.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Even more if you count Bob as well.
  • Totem Pole Trench: Their disguise as the Crocodile-headed Bandit, aided by a black trenchcoat and a rubber mask.

Betty, Teddy, Teodoro

Debut: Vol 17 Hotsprings Cure

Big Caesar's loyal pets, they're respectively a panther, a hound and a gorilla, who usually serve as his attack animals or even bodyguards (in Teodoro's case).

  • Angry Guard Dog: Teddy, a hound of unspecified race but unquestionable ferocity.
  • The Dreaded: All three of them for the TNT Agents, especially for Geremia, Cariatide and Grunf, who were mauled by them in their debut.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Teodoro is pretty aggressive and ferocious for a gorilla, though he faithfully listens to his master's commands.
  • Killer Gorilla: Teodoro is a massive and ferocious gorilla who also doubles as Caesar's bodyguard, since he can disguise him with a trenchcoat at will.
  • Panthera Awesome: Betty is a massive black panther.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: They serve this purpose for Big Caesar, with Teodoro being a bodyguard.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Zigzagged, Teodoro is seen munching on a banana, but Big Caesar implies that he also likes alcoholic cocktails now and then.

    Recurring Villains 


Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

A sexy super-spy who's the very first enemy encountered by Alan and a recurring foe. Midway through she's stuck with amnesia, but she eventually recovers and becomes more like a rival.

  • Affably Evil: She's corteous and flirty even to her enemies. In vol 25 she even personally feeds a captive Alan when he's taken prisoner.
  • Easy Amnesia: At the end of volume 32, a fall down a trapdoor leaves her with amnesia, which is a good thing as the TNT Group would have to kill her to preserve the secrecy of their hideout. Her regaining and losing again her memory becomes the plot for a few stories before she finally recovers them for good. At that point though she's no longer an enemy of the group.
  • Femme Fatale: She often uses her charms and looks as weapons. Averted in the "special stories" where she usually play The Ingenue instead.
  • Friendly Enemy: After regaining her memory for good, she's less than a villain and more of a rival for the objective of the story with no ill will towards the group.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's a gorgeous brunette with a voluptuous body and long legs who's introduced wearing a sexy gown.
  • Only One Name: We never learn if she has a family name, or if Margot is her real name.
  • Ship Tease: Since she seduced Bob Rock while disguised to find the Number One and the TNT Group's hideout she's often been paired with Bob Rock in the special stories.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has brown-reddish hair with a white streak in the middle.
  • The Vamp: Not afraid to use her sexiness to get what she wants.
  • Vampire Refugee: Vol 186 Triple Strike, the Count manages to recover the documents she stole by blackmailing Wurdalak into biting her, then asking said documents in exchange for the serum. Margot apparently doesn't like vampires, since she immediately accepts.
  • Worthy Opponent: To the TNT Group later on, as even the Number One acknowledges.

Doktor Kreuzer

Debut: Vol 3 Operation Frankenstein

Also called "Lamp-head" for his cranium, Kreuzer is a kooky former nazi scientist who'll work for anyone, as long as he's paid and he gets to eat as much deli as he likes.

  • Bald of Evil: Has a large, bulbous head with not a single strand of hair on it.
  • Big Eater: From his third appearence onward he's often seen eating some nice deli, usually at the expense of his current boss, to the point of The Snack Is More Interesting.
  • Forgot to Pay the Bill: How he was arrested the first time. Turns out he didn't pay for the massive medical equipment he bought for the operation.
  • Glass Eye: He has one, which is revealed when Alan elbows him in the belly. Because of a goof though, which eye is the glass one seemingly depends from story to story.
  • Longer-Than-Life Sentence: As we find out in his first appearence:
Mr Krueger: "You're insane! I didn't pull you out of that hole where you were supposed to rot for three hundred years just to turn me into crystal!"
Dr Kreuzer: "The years where 298 and seven months, there's no need to inflate things..."
  • Mad Scientist: A text-book example, though he's not insane per se, as much as being amoral and ready to partake in any crazy scheme as long as he gets payed and fed.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: From his second appearence onward, he's quick to make a run for it the istant he realize that the TNT agents are anywhere near him.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He even dons a full uniform in his debut when trying to bombard the escaping prisoners from the island.
"Curses, this wouldn't have happened under the third, fourth and fifth reich!"

Baby Kate and her Gang

Debut: Vol 4 The House of Ghosts

A female bandit from the 20ies, who was killed along with her gang in a shootout with the police, but was accidentaly revived as a ghost by the failed magician Drake. She, along with her gang, appears from time to time, usually with her having eyes for Alan.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Kate for Alan, who's actually pretty attractive but is still a cold spectre with bullet holes all over her body.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Baby Kate is rather attractive for a ghost riddled with holes.
  • Dark Action Girl: Kate is actually the boss of the gang, is more resilient than her goons and knows how to use her firearms.
  • Dirty Cop: Agent Larrigan, the first of the ghostly gang to appear, is implied to have been one when alive, along with his colleagues.
  • Ghostly Chill: When Kate leans in to kiss Alan he remarks that she feels like an icicle.
  • The Roaring '20s: They were a notorious gang of criminals from the 20ies, backed up by corrupt policemen.
  • The Scottish Trope: Their only weakness, they'll disappear with loud wailing if someone says "ghost" in their face, but will reappear somewhere else later. In Kate's case, you have to specify "ghost lady".
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: In her first appearence Kate just flirts with Alan to distract him before he's captured, but from her second appearence she genuinely wants to make Alan her man at all costs.

Dr. Alsar

Debut: Vol 5 Give Give Give!

A diabolical doctor with a horn-shaped hairdo who was behind a scam clinic, he and his daughter Violet swear vengeance on the TNT Group when they ruin his plans (and accidentally make his daughter bald). He, and later his daughter, join the Trius Fantasticus/Fantastic Faiv.

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He may be a despicable criminal, but he genuinely cares for his daughter.
  • Horned Hairdo: Just like the Number One, but black and more pronounced.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's the head of a psychiatric clinic which secretly resorts to violence and unethical methods to squeeze the money from their wealthy clients.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Trius Fantasticus/Fantastic Faiv he's the most level-headed and calm, even when compared to The Conspirer, the founder of the Trius.
  • Papa Wolf: He actually surrenders to the cops when he learns that they've captured his daughter.
  • Revenge: He wants revenge on Alan for ruining his plans and for making his daughter bald. He's not obsessed with it however.

Mr. Tromb

Debut: Vol 24 Boy Scout

An obese madman with a bad temper and delusions of grandeur, he's obsessed with destroying the Earth to take his revenge on people who bullied his girth or his appearence. He usually comes up with demented plans of world-destruction, sometimes with the help of other villains. He stands in for the Conspirer in the Trius Fantasticus and later becomes an official member of the Fantastic Faiv.

  • Bad Boss: After revealing to his scientists that he intends to use their bomb to destroy earth, he proceeds to disintegrate them onscreen. He also tends to ignore his henchman Stampel, even after he provided him with a way to take his revenge on the world.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like being reminded that he's a ball of lard, thank you very much.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an obese madman who tries to destroy the entire world just to take revenge for some petty bullying.
  • Freudian Excuse: According to him, he was bullied and humiliated for his girth and face, but the worst was his military visit: they told him "Roll over here!" and used him to play football.
  • Gonk: He's obese enough to roll on the ground like a biliard ball and has exaggerated, pudgy facial features such as fat cheeks and a long, round-tipped nose.
  • Oh, Crap!: In his first appearence he realizes his moment of Too Dumb to Live when he presses the button that will launch his atomic bomb... but he's two days too early for that, resulting in the explosion of his base.
  • Running Gag: When he's upset he'll call for a large globe, so that he can blow it up with a bomb, usually being blown across the room by the blast.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: In his first defeat, he's sent flying in the sky by the explosion of his base, only to eventually fall back to earth, being mistaken for a comet in the process.

Ezechiele Bluff/Superciuk

Debut: Vol 26 Superciuk

The most popular villain, a poor and ugly street sweeper who, after being hit by a wave of extremely bad wine, can take the identity of Superciuk, the masked superhero who, thanks to his alcoholic breath, steals from the poor and gives to the rich. However, as his careers proceeds, Superciuk's goals and motivations changes from time to time...Voiced by: Natalino Libralesso

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the cartoon he's much more villainous, mostly because his motive and origins are Adapted Out.
  • Affably Evil: While he's ready to steal from the poor without a second thought, he's not such a bad person to be around, as Oliver can attest.
  • Berserk Button: He loathes all those who makes his work as a street sweeper harder by throwing their trash on the street and dirtying around. It's the main reason that pushed him to rob from the poor, and also why he eventually stopped siding with them.
  • Breath Weapon: The most famous example in Italy, Superciuk is feared for his dreaded alcoholic breath, fueled by cheap Barbera wine or, later, onion tomato juice. It can routinely make people faint, melt iron, kill bugs, cause Clothing Damage and turn honey in black cherry. However, if he spends too much time not drinking or drinking champagne he'll lose his powers.
  • Call to Agriculture: After his sixth appearence, he decides to retire and help his benefactors growing onion tomatoes.
  • Catchphrase: "Largo a Superciuk!" (Make way for Superciuk!). It was mostly early on though.
  • Character Development: As he kept appearing more and more, his motives and character were explored and evolved with time.
  • Concepts Are Cheap: At first he finds working for the poor gratifying, but as he realizes that all he gets is mere gratitude he realizes that he's not getting anything concrete at all from this cause and quits before he's arrested and executed.
Hobo: "You're as great as Zapata and Pancho Villa!"
  • De-Power: In his first story, he's made powerless by a special treatment devised by Mr Lamp. Later on he needs bad wine to fuel his powers.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: After becoming disillusioned with his old shtick, he's always looking for some satisfying way to live.
  • Drink Order: Very cheap Barbera wine, or other Gargle Blaster beverages, even down to motor oil if needed. Later on he settles for juice made from the hybrid onion tomato vegetable.
  • Drunken Master: Downplayed, while he fuels his powers with bad booze, he never acts as he's drunk, can fight and think pretty well and mostly uses booze to perform his dreaded breath.
  • Dub Name Change: Milogled Bluff and Superhiks in the Croatian translation.
  • Fat Bastard: Though he hides his paunch with a bustier when in costume and becomes a better person as the series proceeds.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a penniless old street sweeper nobody knew to a dreaded masked criminal who's evaded the police multiple times.
  • Gonk: Not to the extent of Mr Tromb, but he's not really attractive, with his big bulbous nose and massive frame.
  • Happily Married: Averted then played straight with Beppa Josef.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: Inverted, he steals from the poor and gives to the rich. Being a street sweeper, he hates the poor for being dirty, uncouth and leaving their trash everywhere. He plays this straight in his third appearence, but is soon disillusioned and decides to steal for personal profit.
  • Morality Pet: For all his faults he's far from ungrateful and genuinely likes the old couple who took him in and fed him Onion tomato juice.
  • Motive Rant: He gives a famous one explaining his hatred for the poor when he's captured the first time.
  • No Name Given: Until we see him use the name "Ezechiele Bluff", which is eventually confirmed to be his real name.
  • Pet the Dog: In his third appearence he takes the defense of a poor black vagabond who's been picked up and insulted by two millionaires, pointing out that since he's not littering, he isn't committing any crime.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Justified, since he made the costume himself and he's penniless: it consist in a rubber mask from a cut-up balloon, a bustier to hide his belly, some tennis sneakers and a wool cape he sew himself.
  • Stout Strength: It doesn't come up often, but when needed he can muscle his way out of a pinch and it took the combined efforts of Alan, Bob, Grunf and the Cirano to submit him.
  • Super Hero Origin: Which he only narrates in his fifth appearence: one night, while he was wandering around a factory of abysmal-quality wine, the building exploded and he was submerged by the alcohol, which gave him his resistance, breath and powers.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Averted with Beppa, who's even uglier than him, but played straight when she's transformed into Femme Fatale Morgana by Hollywood Voodoo.
  • Villain Decay: His threat tends to be less formidable with each new appearence, contrasting his debut where not only he was nearly unstoppable but also protected by the rich and kept safe from the police.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Logically enough, he's not too fond of water, though probably being a wino has something to do with it. In his fourth appearence he's chased out of a bank when the police hose him with water.
"No! Not that detestable liquid!!"
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: As he confesses to Oliver, his ultimate goal is to make people litter less in order to have a better tomorrow and not overload sweepers with work. Oliver admits that is a wise but utopistic ideal.


Debut: Vol 34 Bluefarm

A crickety, one-legged old man who's a surprisingly skilled inventor, but he's penniless and in dire needs for a decent prospethic leg. He usually works for another villain.

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a decrepit old lame man who can still make surprisingly advanced inventions, except for a decent replacement leg, it seems.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's costantly mistreated, his needs for a prospethic leg are quickly ignored and he's prone to accidents.
  • Evil Cripple: He has a peg leg which keeps stucking itself in the floor, much to his ire.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's a crabby old codger who's still on the way of crime.
  • Harmless Villain: Even when backed up by a more powerful threat, he's a joke.
  • Mugging the Monster: The entire first part of There was a bounty involves Stampel trying to mug the TNT Agents and the Number One carrying the envelope with the bounty they received for the previous work. Since they're determinated to keep the money, poor Stampel gets bonked on the head, has bricks thrown at him and is run over by a wheelchair for his trouble.
  • Running Gag: His costant complains and demands for a better artificial leg.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Again in There was a bounty, every time his robbery is thwarted he calls the heroes out for using so much violence on a poor old man.

The Conspirer

Debut: Vol 38 Grand Holidays

A large man shrouded in mystery, always wearing a black hood on his head. He's behind many schemes and plots, and creates the Trius Fantasticus to have his revenge. After meeting a grisly demise in the highy-polluted wasteland accidentally created by Aseptyk, he's brought back to life by the chemicals in the air and returns to his schemes, now with even less money.

  • Back from the Dead: In vol 163, aptly named An (Im)possible Return, he's somehow revived by the chemical reactions in the polluted plain.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: We don't know the reason behind his villainy, he's just... a masked, conspiring villain.
  • Fat Bastard: From what we can see of him, he's portly and evil.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: His face is costantly covered by a hood with sunglasses over them. The one time he's seemingly unmasked, he's actually wearing a mask over his usual hooded face.
  • The Leader: To the Trius Fantasticus/Fantastic Faiv.
  • Stripped to the Bone: His fate upon landing in the polluted plain created by Aseptyk's phial. Surprisingly, he gets better.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He throws a fit and cries when the agents manage to overcome and destroy his robot.
  • Villain Decay: By the time of his latest apparences, he's reduced to hiding out in an abandoned house, having lost nearly all his money in failed schemes.


Debut: Vol 40 Ecology

A scientist obsessed with hygiene and pollution, in spite of his efforts he secretly conspires to wipe out all life on earth with toxic bombs. He's however killed in his second appearence as he tries to make his escape.

  • Affably Evil: In his first appearence he's unfallibly polite to Alan, Bob and the Count, letting them visit his factory, have some food and being a polite guest. Too bad he's insane and wants to destroy the world.
  • Bad Boss: When his henchmen failed him, he threw them in a pit filled with honey, to be swarmed by hungry bees.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When he reveals his plans to pollute earth to death so that he can conquer what's left, Alan points out that he'll die too. His answer?
"I... I'm not going to die! I'm wearing a safety mask on my mouth you see!"
  • Hazmat Suit: He costantly wears one which obsure his face. Even in disguise, he just wear an old trenchcoat and hat combo over the suit.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies when his escape rocked is shot down by fighters.
  • Mad Scientist: While he does great things for the safety of the enviroment, he secretly wants to boost the pollution rate of earth in order to kill everyone.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In his second and last apprearence he's much more guillable than before, believing that "Gunther" (Grunf unconvincingly disguised as a young adult) is a reliable ally to the very end.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When he realizes that fighters are about to shoot his escape pod, he opens a hatch revealing a waving white flag. It doesn't help him.

Arsenico Lupon

Debut: Vol 53 Arsenico Lupon, Pretty Stylish, still a Rogue

A charming and suave French thief with many poisoned beauties on his conscience, he's actually an old toothless midget in disguise. After being unmasked and humiliated in front of everyone, he swears revenge on the heroes.

  • Calling Card: Introduced murdering a woman and leaving one stuck in her cleavage. Deconstructed when, as he leaves his second heist, one of the many cards fall from his pocket and is found by a guest, who quickly shouts for help, forcing him to run away sooner than he thought.
  • Expy: He's a parody of Arsène Lupin.
  • Gentleman Thief: He appears to be one, who's however a vicious Serial Killer of women.
  • Gonk: His real appearence is that of an old, ugly midget with no hair, crooked nose and no teeth. He's very sensitive about his appearence.
  • Master of Disguise: Which is aided by the fact that he's costantly wearing a disguise.
  • Master Poisoner: His favourite method of killing people.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: In his introduction he briefly goes by the name of Nopul in his second heist onscreen. His victim realizes only too late.

Baron Wurdalak

Debut: Vol 71 There's this castle in Transylvania...

A villainous and evil Vampire noble from Transylvania (and from Satanik), Wurdalak and his thralls cross paths with the TNT Group and ends up being adversaries, though Wurdalak's own threat becomes more manageable from time to time.

  • Affably Evil: He can be very corteous and gentlemanly before going for the bite.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Alonisius Alonisii, though later he adds to his black book Bram Stoker and Luciano Secchi, blaming them for making people Genre Savvy with vampires.
  • Bad Boss: While his servants are incompetent and lazy, finding out that they drank all the castle's blood by accident makes him feed on them instead.
"According to the Transylvanian Treaty of 1326 I am not allowed to feed on my own servants, but I never liked that treaty, nor have I signed it!" (proceeds to drain his minions to death).
  • Classical Movie Vampire: The fittiest description, and the same goes for his associates.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: In Go Samurai Go, Wurdalak and his minions (who, in their latest appearence, where locked in a space shuttle and shoot into space) manage to land in Japan, right when the TNT agents are stranded there too and proceed to make the bad situation even worse.
  • Evil Is Not Well-Lit: His castle is dark and forebonding... because he forgot to pay the bill, so they had to cut the wires.
  • Forgot to Pay the Bill: Wurdalak refuses to spend money for the castle, which is falling to pieces and is eventually bought by a Texan billionaire, who also buys Wurdalak and co as part of the turistic attraction.
  • Kill It with Water: He and his companions are deadly weak to sunlight and water, and can die if submerged. Leads to Too Dumb to Live when they decide to hunt for victims in Venice.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Over the course of the stories he has suffered enough defeats and humiliation to know that if the TNT agents are nearby they're his clue to scram.
  • Vampire Monarch: He's apparently the leader of his clan, composed of him and other three vampires.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: Averted, while Wurdalak is handsome, his thirst of blood is never depicted as anything different from hunger, and is never sexualized.
  • Villain Decay: He goes from feared monster to annoying obstacle over the course of his many appearences.

Sergeant Gruber

Debut: Vol 82 Rocket Voyage

A mysterious military man of german origins, missing an arm and heavily disfigured, he hides in a secret island with a highly advanced base. After stealing an atomic bomb from the USA, he prepares to threaten the world and get what's rightfully his...

  • An Arm and a Leg: He lost an arm for his country and was severly disfigured. It's a shame he was forgotten and cast away like that.
  • Berserk Button: He's pretty sensitive about his disfigured visage, and, in a case of linguistic barrier, when people mentions moustaches (in Italian, moustache is normally plural, "baffi") because he only has half remaning.
  • Comically Small Demand: Despite having a Nuke and being able to target satellites (and possibly other targets) with impunity, Gruber will be content with receiving all the missing payment he earnt in the Army. Deconstructed, the mockful reaction of the other world leaders angers the USA Government, which refuses to believe that he'll set for so little and refuses to pay him.
  • Driven to Suicide: When it's clear that he won't be payed by the USA and that the repo men are knocking, he decides to ends his life with a gun to the temple rather than face such humiliation.
"I have no choice left. I'd go to the bathroom for this, but it's too far away and we just put the new carpet anyway..."
  • Egopolis: He owns a Gruber-Lair on a secret Gruber-Island where his Gruber-Soldiers carry on his Gruber-Plans as ... well, you get the picture, yes?
  • Facial Horror: Half of his face is horribly disfigured and motionless, due to a botched surgery.
  • Forgot to Pay the Bill: He used a credit card to buy everything he owns. However, since he's actually penniless, he hopes that his demands will be accepted so that he can actually pay for his stuff.
  • Noble Demon: When he first meet our heroes he rescues them from the ocean, offers them a fancy dinner before releasing them unharmed, and even in his second appearence he's nothing but polite and civil, if ingenue.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: When his demands are shot down, Gruber is left unable to pay the bills and chooses suicide over dishonor.


Debut: Vol 110 Gommaflex

A rubber-faced bandit who, due to an unspecified chemical explosion, has a gum-like face and can take the form of whoever he likes, making him a master of disguise.

  • Evil Is Petty: In spite of his powers, Gommaflex' schemes rarely go beyond robbery, theft and, in one case, running a pig farm supplied with stolen hams.
  • The Faceless: His true face is featureless and bright pink, but he can take any form he likes by modelling his face.
  • Hypno Fool: How he's finally defeated in his first appearence.
  • Master of Disguise: Unlike Lupon, Gommaflex can physically change his face and body proportion to become any man he likes, even giving himself a beast-like head.
  • No-Sell: For some reason, he appears to be immune to poison, as seen when Lupon tries to slip him a poisonous pill to get rid of him.

The Mangia

Debut: Vol 237 The Mangia Clan

A nebulous, world-wide secret society whose members plot to take over the world for their schemes. They clash against the TNT Group, secretly working from the shadows long before they actually appear, but are eventually vanquished one by one.

  • Big-Bad Ensemble: So far the greatest and most threatening example of long-lasting villains in the series, probably the biggest threat the group faced.
  • Family Business: The Mangia is composed of the descendents of the five men who founded the organization and are still carrying out their plans.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It is reveald that they were behind the presumed death of Number One and Big Caesar's Evil Twin.
  • Meaningful Name: Mangia from the italian "Eat, Consume". A nod to the term "Mangia Mangia" which refers to unscrupolous politicians who abuse their power for profit.
  • Multinational Team: The five leaders are a chinese, a russian, an american, an english and a french.
  • Nebulous Evil Organisation: They're apparently all over the world, trying to use their influence to obtain what they want.
  • Take Over the World: Like any self-respecting secret society, they have this goal in mind.
  • White Sheep: Two of them: the current french leader is The Atoner and renounced everything to become a friar. The other is General War, who always refused to keep the legacy of his father.


Debut: Vol 253 Anten-man

A TV and publishing industry man who tries to achieve a monopoly in broadcasting by obscurating the transmissions of other companies with illegal means.


Debut: Vol 350 Oh oh Strabalda!

The Number One's twin sister, she hates her brother since he destroyed her favourite doll (after she threw his ball in a river), she's probably the only person whose schemes can match the Number One's. She also knowns his real name.

Domitilla Scannagatti

Debut: Vol 446 Let's go to the Opera

A beautiful but petty opera singer, she's attracted by Alan, but jealous of Minuette. She costantly plots to put a wedge between them and have Alan all for herself.

  • Dumb Blonde: She's blonde, glamorous but also petty and not very smart.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's jealous of Minuette and her relationship with Alan.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very attractive and tends to wear dresses which really shows her body off.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's in love with Alan, to the point of trying to force herself on him after locking him in her cabin.

Fitzgerald Diamond

Debut: Vol 442 We need... Super-strack!

A powerful and ruthless billionaire, he has the hots for Minuette but hates both her and Alan for ruining his schemes and becomes their major enemy.

  • Arch-Enemy: To Alan and Minuette, and, according to vol 501, their entire descendents.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's an amoral billionaire who won't stop at nothing to sell his products, and never appears in public, aside from a giant screen to interact with his workers.
  • The Determinator: His feud against Minuette and Alan will continue far in the future.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The two people he hates the most are finally getting married. He decides to lock them in a shuttle bound for space. Ouch...
  • Name's the Same: A villain with family name Diamond appeared much earlier as a seedy but publically acclaimed millionaire who was secretly trying to murder Big Caesar.


De Suicidis

Debut: Vol 1 The TNT Group

A sad man who's costantly trying to kill himself for reasons unknown, with usually noone trying to dissuade him. Good thing he can't die no matter how much he tries.

  • Big Damn Heroes: In The TNT Group, he tries to jump in the Hudson with an anvil tied to his neck, only to hit Alan's would-be killed in the head. In Give Give Give! he drops an entire tree branch on Doctor Alsar while trying to hang himself just as he's about to shoot Alan.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm a failure! I can't even kill myself!!"
  • Death Seeker: He's always trying to kill himself for unspecified reasons. Played for laughs.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: So far he's still alive, all things considered.
  • Running Gag: His more and more outlandish suicide attempts, with the other characters not trying to dissuade him or even helping him out.
  • Suicide as Comedy: His entire existance.

Commisioner Brock

Debut: Vol 27 The Alcoholic Threat

The lazy and incompetent commisioner of New York police, he's a clueless fool who's often mistreated by the Three Pigs and has to rely on His Highness for help.

One of the Three Swines: "This is rubbish, who's ever heard of a talking crocodile?"
Brock: "Well, I've never heard of talking pigs before either..."
  • Fat Idiot: He's overweight and comically inept in pretty much everything he does.
  • Lazy Bum: He's incompetent and lazy, relying on His Highness for his most difficult cases.
  • Meaningful Name: His names is a nod to "Brocco", which means foolish or stupid.
  • Police are Useless: If it wasn't for Number One, he wouldn't solve a single case.

The Three Swines

Debut: Vol 27 The Alcoholic Threat

A trio of pig-like jerkasses who are in charge of the city, they're arrogant, snobbish, bad-tempered and quick to cover in fear in front of the rich and powerful. They fear the Number One becaue he knows of their involvment in something called "Lacrima Christi".

  • Bad Boss: They costantly demean, mock and threaten Brock, up to throwing books at him when he makes them angry.
  • Corrupt Politician: The worse type, they're tyrannical and uncaring for the well-being of the population, but quiver in fear whenever the rich order them around.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: It's not known if they're brothers or relatives or what.
  • Jerkass: They're detestable and repulsive. When they hear that Superciuk has robbed the sweepers of their monthly payment they even openly mock them, only to act outraged with the sweepers answers back.
  • No Name Given: We never learn their names. If they have them, that's it.

Brenda Sterling

Debut: Vol 39 Belle Epoque

The daughter of an arms merchant killed in action, she's sent in an orphanage but falls in love with Alan, who tries to visit her as many times as he can. However, she ends up falling in a spiral of crime and drug-dealing and she's ultimately killed.

  • Corrupt the Cutie: She goes from a sweet and overall innocent girl to a hardened drug smuggler.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Her damnation and fall is caused by drugs. First she just smuggle the stuff, but later she makes use of it and becomes even worse.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Confirmed in vol 98 A Girl named Brenda, where it's revealed that she wasn't a victim.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Played straight at first, before she became an evil drug-smoking criminal.
  • Killed Off for Real: She's murder by Big Caesar right in front of Alan.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: In her earlier appearences.


Debut: Vol 71 There's this castle in Transylvania...

An elderly scientist who has discovered a secret serum that makes him immortal and immune to vamprism. He's usually of assistance whenever Wurdalak is involved.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: His most defining trait, sometimes to dangerous extremes (such as taking too little precautions to make sure that Wurdalak wouldn't return).
  • And I Must Scream: When Wurdalak figured out that he was immune to vampirism, he locked him in a dungeon to starve for centuries. He's surprisingly ok with it once he gets out.
  • The Determinator: One volume after his appearence he travelled by bycicle all the way from Transylvania to New York in winter. Yes, apparently across the ocean.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: The only reason why he never left the dungeon despite knowing of a secret passage: it's infested with mice, and he hates mice.
  • Good Is Not Nice: While he's a good person, generally speaking, he immediately stakes Kott and Krud after they've been turned into vampires and when the dying postman who sent him a letter begs him to give him a proper burial he doesn't wait for his actual death.
  • No-Sell: Thanks to his serum he's immune to vampirization, won't die even when drained of his blood and can turn victims back into humans.


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