Ash's Friends / The Ghost Beaters
Pablo Simon Bolivar
An idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash's loyal sidekick. Pablo believes in Ash's heroism, even if Ash himself doesnt.
- Cowardly Lion: Meek, shy, and often terrified in the face of evil (and rightly so), but he never runs away from the fight. Most evident in "The Host" when he tries to force Eligos to possess him to save Kelly, despite claiming he's a pushover and won't struggle.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Although he can be a genuine badass when pushed, most of his offhand attempts to impress Kelly by being "cool" come off as less than remarkable. That being said, he does become surprisingly better as the series progresses, showing that while Pablo might be a Non-Action Guy he can be a badass when needed.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Kelly insists on calling him a "Powerful Vagina."
- Gadgeteer Genius: In "Brujo," he starts building Ash a replacement mechanical hand.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: During his exorcism of Baal, he gets bisected by a sheet of broken glass. He gets better.
- The Illegal: He absent-mindedly mentions he's "seen a lot between Honduras and here" in "El Jefe". After Ash mentions he once claimed to be from New Jersey, he immediately backpedals.
- Mr. Fanservice: Ray Santiago's quite well built and he shows off his physique in season 2 where he's given quite a number of shirtless scenes.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Simón Bolívar was an important figure in the history of South America.
- Orifice Evacuation: During the Season 1 finale, Ruby forced a Necronomicon-possessed Pablo to spawn an unspecified number of demon children, through his mouth.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Much of his charm comes from how genial he stays while getting flustered or panicky.
- Trauma Conga Line: He gets put through absolute hell in "The Dark One." First, he's possessed by the Necronomicon's face. Then, he's taken down to the cabin's cellar by Ruby, chained up, and cut so Ruby can use his blood to write new pages in the book, while Ruby forces him to spawn an unspecified number of demon children through Orifice Evacuation. Finally, he's Mind Raped into attacking Ash and Kelly. By the time Ash shows up, the poor kid literally begs him for a Mercy Kill.
- Then in season 2, the Necronomicon infuses to his body!
- Weapon of Choice: He discusses this with Kelly in "Fire in the Hole" after she mentions she'd like a flamethrower. He says a gun "felt kinda small" and suggests he'd be better suited to an axe, a crossbow, a TASER or a rusty chain. After crushing a Deadite between a tree and a truck bumper, he muses that maybe he's "a pick-up truck kinda guy." At the end of the episode, after mucking around with a rocket launcher he settles on a big-ass revolver.
- You Are in Command Now: In the Grand Finale, Ash tells him that he's the Jefe now.
A moody wild child trying to outrun her past. Reluctantly dragged into the fight against evil with Ash and Pablo, Kelly finds a different kind of family with her fellow slayers.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Kelly is rather emotionally distant and snarky.
- Angst? What Angst?: While not the most open person to begin with, she seems to take the brutal death of her father at the hands of her Deadite-turned deceased mother who than is cut apart by Ash fairly well things considering.
- Blood Knight: From "The Killer of Killers" on-wards, it's shown she really likes fighting Deadites.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very deadpan indeed, frequently engaging in Snark-to-Snark Combat with Ash.
- Demonic Possession: For a brief time, "Brujo" reveals that she's been possessed by Eligos. And the after effects seem to linger on with her.
- Fun T-Shirt: In season 2, she wears one that reads "FUCK THE CLOCK"
- Missing Mom: Her mother died in a car accident six months prior to the start of the series.
- My Parents Are Dead: In the first episode, Ash flirts with her and tells her to tell her mother that she "passed her genes down to her in all the right places..." only for Kelly to reveal that her mother died in a car accident six months ago. She dies again later that day.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "Books From Beyond," she releases Amanda in exchange for her help... only for Amanda to try to arrest Ash, which leads to Eligos escaping the binding circle, killing Lionel, and nearly killing Ash and Pablo. Ash makes sure she knows it's her fault.
- Potty Failure: Kelly peed her jeans while going through a exorcism to rid her of Eligos.
- Trauma Conga Line: Kelly sure goes through it; her mother dies six months before the series begins, then she's attacked by Deadites, her mother seemingly returns to life only to reveal herself as a Deadite and die again, her father dying in the process, and to top it off she gets painfully possessed by Eligos!
- Weapon of Choice: Early on in "Fire in the Hole" she mentions she'd like a flamethrower. By the end of the episode, she's decided she prefers the M4 carbine she procured from a Militia member."Fuck a flamethrower, this guy's got girth!"
- By season 2, she's traded it for an MP5K.
A disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: After she's killed by Ash's Evil Twin, she then falls victim to the same Demonic Possession gag as many before her.
- Black Dude Dies First: Well she is certainly not the first character to be killed in this series, however she is the first main character to be killed off, so she counts.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In "Ashes to Ashes," she's killed by first getting a meat cleaver chopped into her neck, and then falling and getting impaled on the deer head's antlers.
- Death by Irony: Getting impaled by deer head antlers is almost exactly like how her partner died. This even gets a nod when the deer head falls and Amanda gets a flashback of her partner's impalement.
- Fair Cop: She's certainly easy on the eyes. Ash even takes the time during an altercation with her to oogle her cleavage.
- Hand Cannon: Inverted. Carries a small Derringer in an ankle holster as a backup piece, but it's shown to be powerful enough to blow a person's head clean off, and hold more rounds than the gun normally would.
- Heel Realization: After seeing Ash in action in "Killer of Killers", she finally realizes that Ash isn't the bad guy she thought he was.
- Impaled Palm: She gets stabbed clean through the hand with a pair of scissors in the first episode.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Happens to her after being attacked by Evil Ash, on the antlers of the deer head that fell from over the fireplace
- Inspector Javert: Thinks Ash is deliberately causing the newfound murders of the county. While he is somewhat responsible, it was an accident on his part and he's trying to stop it. Even after directly encountering a demon alongside Ash, she's still trying to arrest him first and foremost. As of "The Killer of Killers," after fighting off Deadites in a diner alongside Ash, she seems to have realized that Ash is a good guy and is working with him.
- Killed Off for Real: Played straight and somewhat subverted, Amanda herself is killed but her corpse still lives and walking around courtesy of being killed by a deadite (Evil Ash)
- Lethally Stupid: If it wasn't for her rushing to arrest Ash in a situation she knew full well she had no clue about, Eligos wouldn't have escaped. Her decision to ignore Ash's repeated warnings about how dangerous the things at the cabin are gets her killed when she follows him up there.
- Love Interest: The latter half of Season 1 develops her relationship with Ash to this point. Unfortunately, she quickly goes the way of Ash's last real lady friend, Linda, because Ash just isn't allowed a happy relationship...
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If it wasn't for her trying to arrest Ash at the bookstore the binding circle would have remained intact and the demon wouldn't been released and kill Lionel.
- Sacrificial Lion: Amanda is the first major character to die.
- Shear Menace: A Deadite stabs her through the hand with scissors. She's later seen with her hand bandaged heavily up.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Evil Ash kills her in "Ashes To Ashes" in order to antagonize Ash. Possibly Lampshaded in that he slams her head in a fridge door repeatedly during their fight. Also subverted. Amanda's clearly the most competent member of Ash's team, and potentially a bigger threat than Ash. Ash, at the least, doesn't have the potential to call down the state police into the situation.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Despite all that has happened, Amanda seems to think of herself in a cop drama chasing down a serial killer. She eventually joins his team.
Ashs previously unknown daughter that he had when he married Candy Barr in a drug-fuelled haze and knocked her up.
- Badass Boast: Gives one in "Judgment Day" when she decides to start fighting back.Brandy: That's it. You want me? I'm Ashy Slashy's daughter. Come on. Come get some!
- Butt-Monkey: She got knocked out by a can of beans that was thrown by her demonically-possessed grandpa and later gets soaked in his gore when Ash impales Brock with a chainsaw.
- Damsel in Distress: Brandy's not a butt-kicking monster slayer and so she ends up needing to get bailed occasionally. Justified as her role so far is to be the Team's "Normal" and normal people tend not to do well in the series.
- Deadpan Snarker: During the times when she's not frozen in terror, she really likes to throw down the sarcasm.
- Fingore: At the end of "Judgement Day," the tip of her thumb is bitten off by her demon-possessed cell phone.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: When Ash is in the midst of a Heroic BSoD in "The Mettle of Man," Brandy slaps his beer can out of his hand and gives him a Rousing Speech.
- Like Father, Like Son: From "Judgment Day" onwards, she begins picking up Ash's quirks and habit for one-liners.
- Long-Lost Relative: She's the newly discovered daughter of Ash Williams and that alone adds new dynamics to the series.
- Only Sane Man: Unlike everyone else, Brandy is a normal person and reacts accordingly to the craziness surrounding her. That said, between the death of her mother and best friend and then watching her dad chainsaw her grandpa - she's holding up fairly well.
- Rousing Speech: She gives one to Ash in "The Mettle of Man", doubling as Get A Hold Of Yourself Man:Brandy: Enough! I don't know much about this Evil Dead crap, and I know even less about why it chose you, but it did. You're the Savior of Humanity, so get on your damn feet and own up to who you are! In the short time that I have known you, I have seen things that I never thought existed. Seen you do things that I never thought possible. You taught me to trust you. You taught me to believe in you, and I do. Please, don't let me down now.
- The Stoner: Seen smoking a joint with her friend. When Ash is taking a hit off a bong in the Grand Finale, she attempts to take it as well, but Ash refuses to let her.
- Took a Level in Badass: After being the Damsel in Distress for most of her screentime, Brandy begins taking one in "Judgment Day." Being repeatedly tormented by demons in the workshed of Ash's home, she grabs a knife and fights back, ultimately killing one with a snow plow.
Linda B. Emery
Linda B. was Ash's high school sweetheart until he left her for a girl named Linda. Sometime after Ash and his friends never returned from a weekend trip, Linda married the sheriff of Elk Grove, Thomas Emery. When he returns to his home town, he finds that she's now a waitress working at their mutual friend's Chet Kaminski's bar. Linda B., unlike the other people in their hometown, doesn't believe he's responsible for Cheryl's death and think he's innocent. She also, deep down, may still harbor feelings for Ash.
- Action Survivor: Much like Pablo and Kelly when they first showed up, Linda's a normal person thrust into a world of Deadites who starts to fend for herself.
- Amicable Exes: Despite Ash's reputation and the fact that he dumped her for another girl (who had her name no less) Linda is surprisingly cordial to Ash. They even get a Relationship Upgrade.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She disappears after Season 2, and is never seen or mentioned in Season 3.
- New Old Flame: Dated Ash back in high-school. Ash seems to still carry something of a torch for her.
- One Steve Limit: Shares the same first name with Ash's original girlfriend, Linda. And shockingly Linda B. is not a Suspiciously Similar Substitute.
Ashs surly father. He was once the owner of Elk Groves thriving hardware store, but ever since his son was labeled a serial killer his business has tanked. Now he spends his days in his easy chair watching television or enjoying a beer or ten at the Elk Lounge Bar. He is none too pleased to see his son is back in town and makes sure Ash knows it. But deep down he might just still love him a little bit.
- Always Someone Better: Brocks trounces his son in the bucking bronco contest and did so while grabbing a woman and pulling her on it with him. He also always has a history of stealing Ash's girlfriends.
- Back from the Dead: Resurrected by Ruby in season 3. Kinda.
- Dirty Old Man: He's arguably even worse than his son, having no qualms whatsoever against hitting on and even getting it on with a teenager (which was really a disguised Deadite, but still...), and having "Brock Williams has wood" as the slogan of his firewood business.Brock: Brock Williams. You can call me "Cock."
- I Have No Son!: He essentially turned his back on Ash after the incident at the cabin, which led to Ash being labeled a Serial Killer and ostracized by everyone in Elk Grove. In Ash's words, they were "dead to each other." As it turns out, he believes that Ash killed Cheryl and his friends just like everyone else.
- It Runs in the Family: Like his son, he's quite a flirt.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an old lech who has an antagonistic relationship with Ash, but deep down he's a good man who's wrestling with his own personal problems.
- The Lost Lenore: He took his daughter Cheryl's death especially hard.
- Redemption Equals Death: Gets hit by a car just after he and Ash make up.
- Sacrificial Lion: As noted above, his death was sudden and unexpected, and very brutal as well.
- Shout-Out: Come on... Ash and Brock? All that's missing is a Misty.
- Spirit Advisor: Appears posthumously to Ash during his battle with the possessed Delta to offer advice. He later comes back during "Unfinished Business" as a ghost.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: He's rather suddenly mowed down by the possessed Delta right in front of Ash.
Ash's best friend from high school who never left the party. He's always willing to help Ash in a bind, especially if the solution means partying at the bar he owns, going to a strip club, throwing a rager or breaking and entering. Unlike most people in Elks Grove, he believes Ash is innocent in the murder of Cheryl and their friends.
- The Alcoholic: Beneath his love of partying, Chet's got a drinking problem which was aggravated by his time serving in the military.
- And Show It to You: His fate at the hands of Deadite!Cheryl.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: In "Trapped Inside" Ash finds him in Cheryl's room having a wank over some of her old clothes.
- Jumped at the Call: When Ash gives him the abridged version of his battle with the Necronomicon and the Deadites, Chet can't wait to help kill some demons. Ash refuses the help though, saying that "there are some things a man has to do alone."
- Shellshocked Veteran: He fought at Desert Storm, where he was involved in a Friendly Fire mishap. Also, there was something about "Saudi gold" and "Anwar the village boy."
- Undying Loyalty: Never believed for a second that Ash was a murderer and was more than happy to help when he realized what was going on.
- What a Piece of Junk: He drives a rusty, puke-green hatchback that surprisingly can keep up with the Necronomicon-possessed Delta.
- You Look Familiar: Being played by Sam Raimi's brother, he was a Fake Shemp for Ash in the original movie and was an extra for three characters in the third.
Sheriff Thomas Emery
A former high school Hall Monitor turned town Sheriff. He claims to love the law, but really he uses his badge to hide his insecurities and with Ash back in town, hes got a lot of them. Hes married to Ashs former flame, Linda B. When a town on the brink of Armageddon pushes her and their daughter, Lacey, into the arms of his biggest nemesis and his allies, the Sheriff turns to the dark side for help to get rid of Ash once and for all.
- Asshole Victim: Gets shot in the leg by Ruby, not that anyone is sympathetic. He later gets dumped by Linda because of his behavior but in his defense, Baal was screwing with him by playing on his hatred of Ash.
- Butt-Monkey: Kelly always manages to humiliate him and continues to do so, even when Thomas is trying to arrest the Ghostbeaters.
- Freudian Excuse: Being bullied by Ash and unable to tell anyone without being humiliated, it's really no wonder he turned out to be the control freak that he did.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: He attempts this with Deadite!Lacey. It doesn't take.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all his hostility towards the Ghostbeaters, he still genuinely loves his wife and daughter.
- Off with His Head!: Gets his head torn off by Deadite!Lacey.
- Potty Failure: As a youth, he peed his pants at school due to Ash preventing him from reaching the bathroom on time. He remains so mortified over this incident that after Kelly assaults him and knocks him unconscious in the present day he makes no attempt to arrest her, as thanks to Ash pouring Faygo on his crotch while he was out, he believes he peed his pants again while unconscious.
- Supernatural-Proof Father: The last one to believe in the forces of evil, even after his wife and daughter were begging him to believe them.
Daughter of Linda B. Emery and Sheriff Thomas Emery. Shes a rebellious 20-something that finds herself in the wrong Delta 88 at the wrong time. Thankfully she finds solace and safety with Ash, Pablo and Kelly until her own father makes her a pawn in his game to take down Ash.
- Action Survivor: She fairs a lot better than her friends, who all died from the Necronomicon possessed Delta 88.
- And The Lacey Was a Deadite: Baal abducts her to ensure Thomas ans Linda B.'s cooperation, but then reneges on his deal and turns her into a Deadite anyway.
- Fell Into The Cockpit: Gets caught up in the whole business with Ash and the deadites because she happened to be in Delta when it got possessed.
- Forced to Watch: As the unwilling passenger of the possessed Delta, she is given a front-row seat to witness the brutal deaths of all her friends.
- Rebellious Teen: Hangs out with a rowdy crowd even though her father is the town sheriff.
Lacey's loving and rebellious boyfriend who's the de-facto leader of their group of friends. He steals Ash's Delta 88 after Ash and Kelly yell at him.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Rammed by the possessed Delta, and then set on fire by the hellish fire coming out of the exhaust pipes.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's belligerent and steals Ash's car, but he's also a loyal boyfriend to Lacey. When they're being hunted by the car he sticks by the injured Tyler and tries to help him instead of running.
Tyler, Marcus and Amber
Blake and Lacey's group of stoner friends who help steal Ash's Delta 88.
- Asshole Victims: For the most part they're just a bunch of idiot stoners who picked the wrong car to steal just to piss off Ash.
- Cruel and Unusual Death:
- Death by Sex: Amber and Tyler are about to have sex in the Delta (ironically, Amber stopping from having sex caused her to notice the book), only for Amber to read from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis leading to her Demonic Possession and the below mentioned Groin Attack. She later tries to do the same to Brock only to be killed by Ash with his chainsaw.
- Demonic Possession: Amber is quick to fall under the Evil Dead presence.
- Fingore: The Possessed Delta slams its door on Marcus's hand, slicing off three of his fingers.
- Groin Attack: Deadite Amber bites off Tyler's penis off and he is left to bleed to death.
- The Stoner: They all are, but Marcus is the one who tokes most of their weed.
- Too Dumb to Live: Every single of them, but Tyler runs out into the open after being warned by Blake not to do so and gets killed by the possessed Delta.
A female cop who is the first character to encounter Baal.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Her skinless corpse comes back and kills Joanie.
- Boom Head Shot: And this doesn't stop her.
- Flaying Alive: Her fate at Baal's hands. Not that she minded, thanks to his Compelling Voice.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Is killed by being vertically bisected.
- Genuine Human Hide: Baal wears her skin as a disguise. Then throws it at Ash to confuse him.
- Red Shirt: Dies a few minutes into her first appearance.
A female cop that becomes scared by the events happening in the police station.
- Killed Offscreen: Baal takes her skin.
- Flaying Alive: What Baal did to get her skin.
- Genuine Human Hide: Baal wears her skin as a disguise.
A black transgender prostitute, whom Chet regularly solicits for sex.
- Punk Rock: She has pink dyed hair, an unusual shade of lipstick and a shirt that seems to be for a band.
- Face Death with Dignity: Although scared, he refuses to give the book back to Ruby when she appears and identifies herself as a dangerous demon after it.
- Oh, Crap!: He has a very troubled expression as he reads the part of the book (or maybe just belatedly recalls rumors about it) saying that if it's read out loud (which it just has been) it will connect to the demons of the netherworld.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He has a fairly nice suit.
- Action Survivor: An interesting afterlife version. She's killed by the forces of the book, and, along with other recent victims, is sent to a purgatory dwelling haunted by the Dark Ones, but is among those those whose avoided being killed again by the dark ones (and either ripped of their souls or dragged to another level of the afterlife) for a while and is still managing to hide and run several days later when the only others shown evading the Monsters there are Ash and his companions, and some prom goers only killed and sent there a few hours previously.
- "Hell, Yes!" Moment: Her facial expression is one of triumphant hope and excitement as, from a hiding place, she watches Ash start the delta and have some success against the demons stalking purgatory.
- Oh, Crap!: She gets nervous as the barn their in starts shaking when the book is read from.
- Pink Means Feminine: She has a pink sweater.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She kicks off a lot of season 3 by finding the book in the woods, not knowing what it is, and taking it to Gibson to see if it's worth anything.
- Mythology Gag: They share names with characters from the 2013 movie.
Pablo's tio, and a shaman who knows a lot about the dark arts.
- Actually Pretty Funny: While he can barely stand Ash, he can't resist chuckling to Ash's quip that people who underestimate him "end up either in [his] bed or dead."
- And Then Brujo Was a Skeleton: Played with. Though Brujo's spirit is confirmed to be safe in the afterlife, the totemic barrier against evil he constructed around his home begins to break down and catch on fire along with his physical body, allowing the Kandarian demon to possess his corpse as a flaming, skeletal Deadite by the time Ruby and Amanda arrive.
- Collector of the Strange: Because of his calling, he's amassed a huge collection of supernatural and shamanistic ephemera, from the evil-repelling totems in his yard to some highly questionable stuff inside his barn."And that's why we never fool with demons. Your Uncle Esteban fooled with demons, and look what happened to him." (Points to a blackened, preserved head dangling from the rafters)
- Cool Old Guy: One of the oldest characters in season one, as well as one of the most prepared and useful when it comes to the Dark Arts.
- Due to the Dead: After being killed by Eligos, Ash, Pablo, and Kelly make him a funeral pyre.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep" / No Name Given: Not even Pablo calls him by his true name, if he still has one.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He is swatted away and impaled by Eligos during the final struggle to exorcise Kelly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He doesn't like Ash and doesn't mind showing it, but nonetheless tries to help him.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Not long after reconciling with his nephew and past pupil Pablo, he dies, thus passing the torch to his nephew.
- Some Kind of Force Field: His house is protected by a barrier that prevents any evil from entering. Eligos seems to have been able to bypass this by possessing Kelly.
- Spirit Advisor: After he passes to the realm beyond, his spirit remains to guide Pablo through the Santa Muerte medallion he bequeaths to him.
- "Well Done, Nephew!" Guy: Raised Pablo in the traditions and ways of brujeria, a part of his cultural heritage that he holds dear, and feels betrayed that his nephew chose to cast it aside to, of all things, work a crappy retail job at the local Value Stop. They manage to reconcile before his death, with Brujo asking forgiveness and admitting that Pablo does indeed have a powerful gift if he was able to seek out and recognize El Jefe in a light so dim as Ash's.
Ash and Pablo's Jerkass boss at Value Stop.
- And Then Mr. Roper Was A Deadite: Self-explanatory.
- Bad Boss: Insulting, cruel, and sadistic to his employees, particularly after his transformation. Roper's shabby treatment of Ash in particular is only partially justified by the fact that, as a senior employee, Ash is basically unfireable, and a lazy goldbrick to boot.
- Danger Takes A Back Seat: As a Deadite, he hides out in the backseat of Ash's Oldsmobile.
- Dying as Yourself: He apparently retains enough of his old self to really enjoy attempting to murder Ash, gleefully saying how he's always hated him and thinks he's a "sad old failure".
- Jerkass Has a Point: His Jerkass attitude towards Ash is somewhat justified, since Ash is a lazy, irresponsible goof who's taken multiple days off of work under the pretense of taking care of his "dear friend" Eli, a ruse that Roper apparently found out about:Roper: Are you really going to use your fucking lizard as an excuse to get out of work again?
Ash (Beat) ...I am.
- Off with His Head!: After getting one last word in ("Thanks for the heads-up"), Ash shoves Deadite!Roper's head out the Oldsmobile's window to get annihilated by a speeding car in the other lane. Pablo even comments afterwards on what a great one-liner it was.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Considers himself qualified to call Ash a "retard" because "my gardener is a huge one".
Kellys mother, who was turned into a Deadite to lure Ash.
- And Then Suzy Was A Deadite: The show doesnt try very hard to preserve the ambiguity of whether or not shes a Deadite; in fact, most of the suspense rests on how everyone else is almost definitely trapped inside the house with one, and just when she'll choose to strike.
- Driven to Suicide: Deadite!Suzy claims that her death was actually a suicide and that she did it to get away from Kelly. It could be true, or the Deadite could be lying (either about the death being suicide or her motive for taking her own life) just to mess with Kelly.
- Faking Amnesia: She pretends that she wasnt dead, just had amnesia for the past year. Ash doesnt buy it for a minute.
- Flies Equals Evil: One crawls across her face near the beginning, passing without comment but further creeping out an already suspicious Ash.
The owner of a rare books store and expert in the occult.
- Admiring the Abomination: He can barely contain his glee when Ash presents him with the Necronomicon.
- And Then Lionel Was A Deadite: Turns out, you don't need to be killed by a Deadite to turn into a Deadite, getting killed by any demon will do the trick.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: He learns this the hard way when he summons the demon Eligos without having the banishing incantation ready in case the circle breaks.
- Eye Scream: Eligos smashes a window, levitates the shards, and stabs him multiple times with them, one embedding itself in his eye. As a Deadite it's still in his head.
- Honorary True Companions: An associate of Ash willing and eager to help in the mission who is nonetheless quickly killed off.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Ruby.
- Mr. Exposition: He spouts exposition about the origins of the Necronomicon and it's purposes.
- Nightmare Fetishist: As is evidenced by his store, and he's very excited to summon a demon.Pablo: Hey, will you tell him that we shouldn't be doing this?Lionel: I've been waiting, my entire life to commune with the darkness.Ash: See? He loves it.
- Off with His Head!: By Ruby, who then crushes it.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Gives off a bit of the vibe, although his suit isn't quite as nice as most examples.
- The Smart Guy: Subverted, it looks like he might fill this role for Ash and his group but he quickly turns out to be a Red Shirt or a Mauve Shirt, depending on who you ask.
A casual reprobate acquaintance of Ash's.
- The Alcoholic: He's quite proud of himself for going "off the sauce, almost nine days"; Ash isn't quite sure how to respond. Eventually, it's revealed that Ash quit drinking with him because Lem couldn't handle his liquor as well. By the next time we see him, he's drinking kerosene; of course, to be fair, he's a Deadite by then.
- And Then Lem Was a Deadite: Despite fleeing the carnage at the diner, he was eventually hunted down and consumed by The Force in the woods near his compound. He's a particularly strong and clever Deadite, too, able to make short work of multiple armed survivalists before retreating to their underground bunker and hiding in the darkened tunnels.
- Crazy Survivalist: He recently joined a local militia, and makes mention of using Ash's former employee discount as a hook-up to hoard typical prepper supplies for them like ammo and toilet paper.Lem: "Always Be Stockpiling", that's their motto.
Ash: That's a dumb motto.
Lem: I joined after they came up with it.
- Playing with Fire: When cornering Ash and Amanda in the bunker, he guzzles diesel and kerosene straight from the jerrycan, cracks a flare, and belches jets of flame at them.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Wisely makes a run for it when the deadites attack the diner and he has nothin to defend himself with.
An Australian camper who stumbles upon the cabin and becomes embroiled with Ashs problems.
- Bare Your Midriff: Wears a shirt that comes to a stop above her navel.
- Break the Cutie: Rapidly and with extreme predjudice as deadeye attacks ruin her sunny disposition. By her final appearance she desperately just wants to get out of there, but that isn't an option.
- Contrived Coincidence: How she becomes involved in the events of the show, since she and her friends stumble upon a cabin in the middle of the woods that's been abandoned for decades on the very night that supernatural forces descend upon it.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In "The Dark One," her demise at the hands of the possessed cabin isn't very pleasant. In this order, she's thrown about the room, the sofa lands on her wounded leg, numerous nails impale her, and she's dragged screaming into a room with a red glow. The next time we see her, she's in pieces.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Deadite Amanda. seems to be forcibly spreading Heathers legs after catching Heather, while talking about her pretty face, as a terrified Heather tries to crawl backwards.
- Doomed Hurt Guy: Her ankle gets broken in her second appearance and she doesn't last much longer.
- Expy: To Bobby Jo from the second movie, both are attractive Blood-Splattered Innocents who do a lot of screaming, and suffer some nasty indignities and injuries at the hands of The Cabin and the Deadites.
- Heroic Seductress: After realizing that Pablo and Kelly are hiding something from her and her friends, she somewhat seriously comments that she could have seduced Pablo into telling her, except she respects the fact that he has a girlfriend.
- Humble Goal: To be a dentist hygienists, although it also comes with the slightly less humble goal of surviving the night.
- Mauve Shirt: She given is given a bit more focus than most other minor characters, and was seemly set up to be a major character in the Season 1 finale, and possible even the next season, only to be unceremoniously killed off.
- Ms. Fanservice: Pablo considers her to be "super cute" and a possessed Amanda. calls her "hot stuff" while saying that she's next.
- Non Action Girl: She isn't a fighter and it shows. Even before she encounters any deadites. When she and her friends, Brad and Melissa first encounter Pablo and Heather and think they're trying to rob them after seeing their guns, Heather offers up her wallet while Brad and Melissa brandish a flare gun and pepper spray at them in what was meant to be a threatening way.
- Romantic False Lead: She and Pablo enjoy a mutual flirtation that serves no narrative purpose other than to jump-start Kelly's previously platonic feelings for Pablo.
- Screaming Woman: From the moment she crosses paths with her first Deadite she cuts loose with the screaming at every opportunity. Considering that the first deadite she sees impales her friends, uses them as puppets, says that she's next, chases her down and threatens to peel the skin off her face, and tells her there she there isn't a Heaven for her to go to once it's over, it isn't hard to understand why.
- Third Wheel: Shes in a camping trip in the middle of nowhere with a couple of recently engaged Sickeningly Sweethearts even though she doesnt even like camping.
- Trauma Conga Line: Since the moment she crossed paths with her first Deadite, things only went from bad to worse.
- Twisted Ankle: Her leg gets broken in a very gruesome manner, severely limiting her mobility.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears a tiny pair of shorts... they're the only article of clothing that stays on her chopped up remains.
Brad and Melissa
- All There in the Manual: Inverted. Melissa is just credited as "engaged hiker" but is referred to by name once or twice and refers to Brad as her husband, not her fiancee.
- Badass Bystander: Zigazgged. When they think Pablo is trying to rob them at gunpoint Melissa holds out some pepper spray and Brad pulls out a flare gun. When an actual deadite shows up they do less well.
- Friend to All Living Things: Brad is a forestry employee and protests when he thinks Pablo is going to shoot at animals.
- Grand Romantic Gesture: Brad proposed to Melissa under the stars.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: They are a couple and are fairly attached to each other.
- True Blue Femininity : Melissa is fairly feminine and all of her clothing is blue.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Like Heather they both have short hiking shorts.
- Badass Beard: He has a gray beard across his face emphasizing his leadership role.
- Put on a Bus: He and his men hurry out of th area after the deadeye menacing them is killed.
- Right-Wing Militia Fanatic: Crosby and his men are certainly right-wing, paranoid, and not terribly competent or trusting but only a couple of them are genuinely malicious.
- Fire-Forged Friends: He reconciles with both Ash and his warring neighbor Henry the Red in the face of the Deadites.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He fights on the front with his men, and tells them not to waste time protecting him when he's wounded.
- 24-Hour Armor: Arthur is constantly wearing a suit of armor and chain mail over his head.
The Wise Man
- And Then John Was a Zombie: He's (temporarily) taken over by Deadites in some of the sequel comics.
- Big Damn Heroes: He throws Ash the chainsaw when he's trapped in a pit with a monster.
- Expy: With his status as a wizard advisor long gray beard, and service to a nobleman named Arthur, The Wise Man has drawn some comparisons to Merlin, with some fans even mistaking him for the original Merlin.
- Ignored Expert: He senses Ash is the Chosen One from the beginning, but takes a while to convince Arthur.
- No Name Given: He's called John in the script, but never named in the film.
- Wizard Beard: He can use magic and has a long white beard.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Despite being assaulted by Evil Ash, transformed into a Deadite, and vaulted off a castle parapet, she regains her radiant beauty as soon as the demon possessing her leaves her body. (Possibly justified, as she was still alive, unlike the other Deadites.)
- You Killed My Father: Hates Henry (and Ash when she thinks he's one of Henry's men) because her brother died fighting Henry's army.
- Badass Mustache: He's a tough man with a mustache that drops well below his chin on each side.
- Bald of Awesome: A bald-headed, somewhat intelligent fighter and craftsman in the fight with the Deadites.
- The Blacksmith: It's his job and he's largely defined and recognized by it.
- Genius Bruiser: He crafts weapons and armor for the knights, Ash's metal hand and a lot of gadgets to turn Ash's car into "the Deathcoaster" and can also hold his own in a fight.
- Jumped at the Call: One of the first volunteers for the final battle.
- No Name Given: He's only known by his job title in both the film and the comics (although he's sometimes called "Smithy").
- Pet the Dog: He shows some quiet sympathy for Ash and the prisoners from Henry's army.
- The Cavalry: He and his men arrive to turn the tide against the Deadites.
- Distressed Dude: He's introduced in a portable stockade, being marched back to Castle Kandar as a prisoner of Lord Arthur.
- I Owe You My Life: Ash saves him and his men form being executed by Arthur and so he agrees to serve as The Cavalry and save Castle Kandar and its people.
- Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: His full title is Henry the Red, Duke of Shale, Lord of the Northlands.
Ash's pet bearded dragon.
A young man who works with Kelly to take out Deadites. He's a member of the Knights of Sumeria, an order dedicated to getting rid of the Necronomicon.
- Ancient Order of Protectors: A member of the KAS who's in Elk Grove to get rid of Deadites.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a motorcycle jacket.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is killed this way by the evil force in the third episode of season 3.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Excited to meet Ash and see his trailer.
- See You in Hell after being killed and ending up in limbo. He is eager for Ruby to be killed and says he'll be waiting for her.