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Original Midnight Society
Takes place during Seasons 1-5
Gary (Seasons 1-5)
Played By: Ross Hull
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Sam.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The soft-spoken, restrained leader of the group told "Super Specs" and "Pinball Wizard" (which had some of Season 1's darkest endings, if not the darkest). He also explicitly told "Super Specs" and set up a little prank at the end because Kristen told him some of the group were criticizing his stories behind his back.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Responsible to Tucker's foolish.
- The Hero/ The Leader: Chairs each meeting.
- Not So Above It All: While he keeps a stern eye on Tucker's impudent merriment, Gary, when showing Kristen around his dad's magic shop, is seen to enjoy the odd prank.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to both Tucker and Frank.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive guy to Frank's manly man.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With his younger brother Tucker.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Has an impressive grasp of mystical lore, seemingly learned from his dad's magic shop.
Betty Ann (Seasons 1-5)
Played By: Raine Pare-Coull
- Ambiguously Brown: Her ethnicity is never specified.
- Brainy Brunette/ The Smart Guy: Her stories often have subversive twists. Also rather cunningly lures Tucker into reading aloud, from a mysterious book, a description of his recent actions.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Supportive, welcoming and easy-going, but has an evident fondness for macabre imagery, and occasional shock endings.
- Cloudcuckoolander Her introductions to "The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor", "The Tale of the Dollmaker," and "The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner" show a fondness for surreal, thought-provoking notions.
- Ironic Name: "Betty Ann" is a surprisingly cute name for a girl that's got such a flair for the macabre.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Her calmer demeanor makes her the blue oni to Kiki's boldness.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Her stories tended to have the darkest endings. She also owns a pet tarantula.
Kiki (Seasons 1-5)
Played By: Jodie Resther
- The Big Guy: Has a playful, occasionally antagonistic brashness.
- Lad Ette
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Her outspokenness makes her the red oni to Betty Ann's more cheerful and mellow nature.
- Sassy Black Woman
Frank (Seasons 1-4)
Played By: Jason Alisharan
- Ambiguously Brown: Ethnicity not specified either.
- Hidden Depths: Against general expectation, he quite amicably admits his fear of the dark. His stories often mix raw danger with heartfelt themes.
- The Lancer: A bluff sense of humour and air of toughness hide a solemn reflectivity.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Gary.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Gary and David being Sensitive Guys.
David (Seasons 1-2)
Played By Nathaniel Moreau
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Another sensitive guy to be compared to the very manly man Frank was.
- The Smart Guy
Kristen (Seasons 1-2)
Played By: Rachel Blanchard
Eric (Season 1)
Played By: Jacob Tierney
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared after Season 1. He's only character whose departure was never addressed, nor was someone brought in as a replacement.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Though he usually sparred with Frank, he had a habit of antagonizing the others.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite this, he was clearly a valued member. One episode has his mourning the death of his grandfather and ended with the others giving him a group hug.
- Sixth Ranger
- Tragic Keepsake: His grandfather's hat, which he brings (and uses to one story after they pass away.
Tucker (Seasons 3-7)
Played By: Daniel DeSanto
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Foolish to Gary's responsible.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Most of the others initially question his admittance. He maintains a caustic banter with Frank.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With his older brother Gary.
- Tagalong Kid
Samantha (Seasons 3-5)
Played By: JoAnna Garcia Swisher
- The Chick
- Love Interest: To Gary. And possibly Frank, but he leaves before loose ends are tied.
- Samus Is a Girl: Has her head covered and is just called "Sam" on her first time telling a story.
Stig (Season 5)
Played By: Codie Lucas Wilbee
- Big Eater: Implied to be this.
- The Big Guy: Shows a jovially brash sense of fun.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Tucker's the only reason he got in and the only one who likes him.
- Irony: Is one of the, if not the, most unpopular Society members among fans yet the stories he tells are generally considered to be excellent and are fondly remembered.
New Midnight Society
Takes place during Seasons 6-7
Played By: Kareem Blackwell
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sometimes a bit caustic, especially towards Andy, but sincerely praises one of his stories.
- The Lancer: Sometimes wryly undermines the others.
Played By: Vanessa Lengies
- Expy: Her mellow amiability and jolly exuberance respectively recall Betty Anne and Kiki.
- Genki Girl: Often quite bubbly.
Played By: David Deveau
- Expy: His tendency to emotive tales of personal conflict recalls David, Kristen and Sam.
- Mellow Fellow: Peacefully amiable.
Played By: Elisha Cuthbert
Carnival of Doom
Played By: Lyliana Wray
- New Transfer Student: Is new to town and school when she befriends the Midnight Society.
Played By: Sam Ashe Arnold
Played By: Jeremy Ray Taylor
Played By: Tamara Smart
Played By: Miya Cech
Curse of the Shadows
Played By: Malia Baker
- Drives Like Crazy: When she "borrows" her mom's car to go save Luke.
- The Reliable One: Logical and dependable.
- The Smart Guy: She's the most studious and intelligent of the group, and often solves problems the group faces logically.
Played By: Arjun Athalye
- Butt-Monkey: Out of the whole group, he's the one taken the least seriously.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Lets himself be taken by the Shadowman so that his friends can escape.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He's the first of the group to crack a joke, and is the most lighthearted, especially in contrast to his more intense friends.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he sacrifices himself to buy this friends some time to escape the Shadowman.
- Undying Loyalty: He's described as and shown to be incredibly loyal to his friends, putting their safety before his own.
Played By: Bryce Gheisar
- Cool Board: Skateboards to school.
- Determinator: Will stop at nothing to find Connor and later, to defeat the Shadowman, no matter what anyone says.
- Grew a Spine: Over the course of the season, Luke learns to stop being afraid to take charge.
- The Lancer: Quieter and more practical in contrast with Connor's boldness and impulsivity.
- Those Two Guys: Him and Connor.
Played By: Beatrice Kitsos
- The Big Guy: Although she's not physically the largest, Hanna is the most aggressive of the group and described as a 'fighter'.
- Fiery Redhead: Outspoken and assertive. And ginger.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Red haired, and Luke has a crush on her.
- Soapbox Sadie: In her first scene she's seen aggressively collecting signatures to save the earth.
Played By: Dominic Mariche
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He insists on tagging along on the Midnight Society's adventure, much to Hanna's annoyance.
- Badass Adorable: Despite the Shadowman being an Implacable Man, his magic tricks proves to be the most effective at keeping him at bay most of the time.
- The Prankster: He tied everyone's shoe laces together while they were unconscious during the seance.
- Tagalong Kid: He's the younger brother of Hanna who wants nothing more than to be a part of the Midnight Society, and follows them around.
Played By: Parker Queenan
- Ambiguously Gay: He owns a board game about calling cute boys to see which one has a crush on you. He's also closer with Luke than any other member of the Midnight Society, and calls out to him exclusively while he's trapped.
- Big Brother Instinct: To the other kids trapped in the shadow world, especially Zoe.
- Black Eyes of Evil: When he is possessed by the Shadowman.
- Capture and Replicate: By the Shadowman.
- Distressed Dude: The group's mission is to find and save him.
- The Leader: Of the Midnight Society.
Monsters and Ghosts
Played By: Marcel Jennin
- Evil Smells Bad: Its appearance is always heralded by a terrible smell like rotten eggs, which is identified as acid.
- Invisible Monster: For the first half of its appearance. In the second half, when it becomes visible, it takes the form of a decaying corpse.
- Making a Splash: Is an Elemental Embodiment of water.
- Would Hurt a Child: It actually drowned a young boy.
Played By: Neil Kroetsch
- Faux Affably Evil: "How can I ever repay you for bringing me through? I know. I'll leave you with a smile."
- It Amused Me: At least Zeebo had a reason to pursue his target. This guy went after anyone he could for the fun of it.
- Laughing Mad: Constantly. And he causes it in others, too.
- Monster Clown: Of the jester variety.
- Portal Book: The teacher dunking the comic in a fish tank and the kid trying to dry it out in the mircowave enable the Ghastly Grinner to cross over into the real world. Defeating him requires drawing a new comic.
- Slasher Smile: Oh, yeah.
Played By: Griffith Brewer, Richard Jutras
- Butt-Dialing Mordor
- Disproportionate Retribution: They lock up kids for life just for making prank calls
- The Scourge of God: Punishing people who make prank phone calls. With eternal imprisonment in a dungeon.
- Wardens Are Evil: The warden of the phone prison is an evil old man.
The Shadow Man
Played By: Kyle Strauts
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He sincerely loved his daughter and became the Shadow Man in a desperate bid to try and bring her back after she died.
- Tragic Villain: He used to book of shadows to become a monster in order to avenge the death of his daughter.
- Weakened by the Light: Duh
- Would Hurt a Child: His M.O. is kidnapping children who stray into the woods after dark.
Played By: Ryan Cooley
- Big Bad: Of the Tale of the Silver Sight story arc.
- The Chessmaster: Helps the current midnight society to find the Silver Sight device, so it can wrap them up in the same Deal with the Devil it did with the original Midnight society.
- Creepy Child: It's mostly seen in the form of a young child.
- Deal with the Devil: It is a demon who uses the Silver Sight device to grant wishes and collect souls.
- Hoist by His Own Petard/Karmic Death: Its MO was to use the Silver Sight device to collect souls, try to guess what's used to destroy it.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In-Universe, it's after the Midnight Society, however since the Midnight Society takes place in the "Real World." It might come after you.
- This Cannot Be!: When it realizes that Gary is using the power of the Silver Sight against it.
- This Was His True Form: When it's being defeated it briefly transforms into something resembling a pale old man.
Played By: Rafael Casal
- All Part of the Show: Said word for word by him as a way to assure visitors that everything that happens, weird, dangerous or both, is meant to happen.
- Deal with the Devil: Made one of these in order to keep his carnival running.
- Repulsive Ringmaster: Of the Carnival of Doom.
- Tragic Villain: All he wanted was to make a name for himself and realize his father's dream of bringing joy to the world with his carnival, but his overzealous desire to make it a reality led to him severely rushing production of the rides and unveiling the park before it was even ready. With the safety hazards left unchecked, they caused the deaths of several visitors on opening day and destroyed his name and reputation. Broken and desperate, he made a Deal with the Devil to have his carnival, but at the cost of stealing innocent souls. The ultimate tragedy is the cruel irony that he was denied the one thing he truly wanted (to be remembered), as no one ever remembers their visit to his Circus of Fear.
- We Can Rule Together: Sort of. He tries to appeal to Rachel by saying they are both victims of otherworldly machinations and extends his offer for them to work together. Rachel doesn't buy it.
Played By: Aron Tager
- Anti-Villain: He gives the protaginist a damn good scare, but only because they took his nose.
- Famed in Story: Being the face of a popular attraction will do that. In later stories it's mentioned that he even got his own video game.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: After the story, some of the Society members speculate that a carnival barker disguised himself as Zeebo or he actually IS the ghost of Zeebo.
- Monster Clown: He was only harassing the kid to get back his stolen clown nose, but he was still pretty scary. And he used to be a criminal.
- Unseen Evil: The actual ghost (if that is what it is) is only seen once in a hall of mirrors. All other times he remains lurking out of view.
Played By: Richard M Dumont
- Ascended Extra: According to Word of God, Sardo was only supposed to be in one episode, but they liked the actor, so they kept bringing him back. He even continued to appear after Gary left.
- Catchphrase: "Sar-DO! No 'Mister', accent on the 'do'."
Played By: Aron Tager
- Accidental Misnaming: Most of the time he has to correct people that it's Vink, not Fink.
- Ascended Extra: Like Sardo, Vink was only supposed to be in one episode, but they kept bringing him back due to the actor's performance.
- Bullying a Dragon: He makes a deal with the theater manager in "The Tale of the Midnight Madness" for showing his silent vampire movie. If it revitalizes the theater's business, he gets to showcase his other films once a week. The first part happens, but the manager reneges on their deal, so Vink sees to it that his vampire comes to life and stalks the theater. During all the confusion, he also buys the theater.
- Catchphrase: "It's Vink, with a vah-vah-vah" and "I am not a nutbag."
- HeelFace Turn: In his last appearance, he's genuinely helpful to the protagonists.
- Karma Houdini: He's never punished for the evil things he's done.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: He's been a Mad Artist filmmaker ("The Tale of the Midnight Madness"), a Supreme Chef in a high-class restaurant ("The Tale of the Dangerous Soup"), and a barber ("The Tale of Cutter's Treasure" two-parter). He was also a crazy guy living in the woods in his first appearance, but that's not really a paying job.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: "The Tale of the Dangerous Soup" is a literal example, as he exposes people to their worst fears to get the secret ingredient for his soup."It knows what scares you!"
- Noodle Incident: He has led a very fantastical life and often hints at his various travels.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: "I am not a nutbag." He even says this when nobody asks.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Talks with a bizarre foreign accent that's difficult to pin down. When he laughs, his actor's real voice slips through.
Played By: Ryan Beil
- Big Damn Heroes / Thanatos Gambit: He sets up, via his own death, a way to tell Luke how to defeat the Shadowman for good. This prevents the Shadowman's existence and also everyone who was taken by him or died, including Sardo himself. And by what he says to Luke at the end he's fully aware of what happened despite earlier denials, warning him to not delve into curses again.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Hidden Depths: He initially comes off as a Child Hater, but it's later revealed that it's only because he's witness so many kids not heeding his warning and then getting taken by the Shadow Man throughout the years.
- Stage Magician: How he sneaks the Midnight Society out of the glow dance.