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Tommy Dawkins

The main character of the show and most popular boy in his school. After he was bitten by a werewolf, he decides to use his powers for good, with the help of his friend Merton. Despite this, everyone sees the werewolf side of him as nothing more than a dangerous monster.
  • Big Eater: Wolf like appetite.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Downplayed as in if he gets too excited either by anger or passion his werewolf transformation is triggered. So it's kind of hard to have relationship with someone who doesn't know or dig the werewolf look.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: He's very cool, indeed, and ye befriends the loser Merton

Merton Dingle

Tommy's best friend, ironically the least popular kid at the school. He is also his sidekick when it comes to Tommy being a hero.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Merton is fiercely protective of Becky, to the point of making a list of prospective boyfriends for her. Not that she appreciates his actions even a little.
  • Character Tic: He loudly hyperventilates when frightened.
    • Verbal Tic: Especially in Season 2, whenever Merton was discombobulated (electrocuted, knocked silly, or scared into fainting,) he would let out a strained "Daddy!" as he was getting helped back up.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Whatever supernatural phenomena comes to Pleasantville, you can bet that a book on it and a means to defeat it can be found in Merton's lair.
  • Lovable Coward: Yeah, not the bravest sidekick Tommy could want. He sometimes crosses into Lovable Dirty Coward territory when he tries to either run for it or strike a deal with the menace du jour.
  • Perky Goth: "Perky-verging-on-Hyperactive goth" to be more specific.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: He's proud of his occult knowledge and place on the school's honour roll, but not so much of being a social pariah.

Stacy Hanson

Tommy's first love interest, she was unaware that Tommy is a werewolf. Tommy's lycanthropy often interferes with their dating and she ends up breaking up with him.

Lori Baxter

Tommy's second love interest, who was a former catholic school girl and quite the kick boxer. She at first was unaware that Tommy is a werewolf, but when she finds out she teams up with him and Merton.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: She had a boyfriend who died prior to her introduction. One episode involves him becoming a zombie.
  • The Starscream: Becomes this when she becomes a werewolf and part of the Syndicate.

     Recurring Characters 

Becky Dingle

Merton's little sister, who really doesn't like Merton and often tries to dissociate herself from him. Her nickname for him is "freaker".
  • Demonic Possession: An episode involves her being possessed by the ghost of a serial killer.

Dean Dawkins

Tommy's lazy older brother. Spends most of his time on the couch and often gives Tommy advice.

Bob Dawkins

Tommy's father and mayor of Pleasantville.
  • Jerkass: It is said he befriended a deformed man so he could get the "inbred" vote.

Sally Dawkins

Tommy's mother and local reporter for the news team.

     Notable Villains 

Werewolf Syndicate Leader

The unnamed werewolf who leads the syndicate of evil werewolves. His goal is to corrupt Tommy and use him to create more werewolves. He is eventually overthrown by Lori after she is bitten and later killed by a vampire that feeds on werewolf blood.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's played seriously, his only comedic traits are when his son embarrasses him, and even then he weighs it out with his snarls.


The son of the Syndicate leader, but very much less evil than his father. After his father dies, he tries to take the role as Syndicate leader. He doesn't get that far.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Following his fathers death, he takes over the Syndicate, but it doesn't do to well on his part.

Tim and Travis

Two kids at Tommy's school, who are obsessed with hunting the "Pleasantville Werewolf". This, doubled by the fact they bully Merton, is part of why they are listed as villains.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Not quite evil, but they both care about each other's wellbeing. When Tommy saves one of them from choking on lunch, he pretty much earns their undying gratitude (for that episode, at least).


A fictional character from an educational film who breaks free from his tape. He is one of the recurring villains on the show.


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