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     The Fear Family 
The family that started it all. The Fears were wealthy benefactors of Shadyside when it was first founded and as such had great influence over the town during the 19th Century. But that was also because the Fears were practitioners of witchcraft and black magic, responsible for tormenting anyone who caught their annoyance and ultimately cursing the town forever.

Angelica Fear

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Angelica Fear, nee Pierce, was a Southern Belle who came from a family of witches, and captured the heart of Simon Fear when she revealed just how ruthless she truly was after murdering her other suitors. Angelica was the family's matriarch up until the early 20th Century, when she died in the inferno that destroyed the Fear Street Mansion.

  • The Corrupter: She tried to usher in her cousin Amy Pierce towards learning the dark magic inherent in their family's blood, but was unsuccessful.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She crossed it when she watched Simon murder Hannah by mistake.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her two daughters and three sons.
  • Evil All Along: Simon was shocked to learn that Angelica was not only a witch in her own right, but quite frankly more evil than he was at that point.
  • Evil Matriarch: Of the Fear Family. She'll go as far as to murder other children if it means she can bring back her own daughters.
  • Mama Bear: She's as fucked up as her husband, but they both equally loved their kids and didn't exactly rush them into learning the family's darker secrets. However, this didn't mean she was above Parental Favoritism.
  • Parental Favoritism: Towards Hannah over Julia.
  • Rape by Proxy: She's considered brainwashing young men into loving Hannah for as long as Hannah's interested in them.
  • Southern Belle: A rather dark example.
  • You Killed My Father: Inverted. When Angelica learns Simon killed her father so they could be together, she's ecstatic.

Edward Fier

A member of the original Fier family who lived in Wickham Village in the late 1600s, featured in The Betrayal. He fell in love with Susannah Goode, much to his father's disapproval, which kickstarted the plot.

  • Arranged Marriage: His father arranges for him to marry a merchant's daughter far away, and rebels, being in love with Susannah at the time.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He has a moment of this when the Goode's curse rears its ugly head, realizing that he should have stood up for Susannah when his father accused her of witchcraft.
  • Killed Offscreen: He dies during a time skip, having worked himself to death while living in the wilderness to escape the curse.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When his father tells him he's in an arranged marriage, Edward rebels against him and tells him of his love for Susannah. His father promptly sentences her to death and the Fier family is cursed by Susannah's father.

Emma Fier Reade

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An elderly Fier featured in the prologue of Circle of Fire. Emma kept a powerful book of spells which she was unable to pass on as she did not have any children, but she hid it in her house before she died so that others might find it.

  • Black and White Magic: Her book of spells doesn't appear to fall under simply "good" or "evil" but depends on how the power is used.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Comes across as one of the more innocent Fear Family members in that not much is revealed about her before she dies, but she is given the opportunity to die peacefully of old age. At the very least she avoids making any grand proclamations about all that evil may bring.
  • The Determinator: It's said she refused to show any kind of weakness and made sure to carefully hide her spell book before dying.
  • Mysterious Past: All that's said about Emma is that she was married and had no children of her own. The headmistress of Mia's school seems frightened when Mia asks her about Emma's past but doesn't elaborate, brushing it off as just stories. Of course, considering the Fear Family, even the good relatives, are Convicted by Public Opinion, this should be taken with a grain of salt.

Ezra Fier

Edward's son, and the father of Jonathan, featured in The Betrayal as a child, and later in The Secret. A great deal of his close family fell victim to the Goode's curse, and he grew up bitter and revenge-seeking as a result.

  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: As he lays dying, he gives the Fier family amulet to Jonathan, pressing him to continue seeking revenge for him with it.
  • Parental Favoritism: He clearly prefers Abigail over Rachel or Jonathan.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: When Jonathan is in the process of marrying Delilah, he barges into the church waving a gun around as he was duped into thinking she was a Goode.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He pursues revenge against the Goodes over the health and safety of his family.

Jake Fear

From Door of Death. Jake was an older man who fell in love with the beautiful Cassandra Ryan, a girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Cassandra stole everything that Jake owned and murdered him via poison. After death, he became a vengeful spirit that rises from the grave every Halloween to merit vengeance on those considered to be "Cheaters."

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Amy Burke. After she performs a "Backwards Supper" with her friend, Amy has a vision of Jake as her future husband. The ending implicitly reveals that Jake kills Amy, and she becomes his bride in the afterlife.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: As a result of Amy Burke performing the Backwards Supper, and because the practical joke she pulled made her a cheater as well.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: It doesn't matter if it's someone pulling a practical joke or someone who cheats others out of their hard earned money, Jake bestows gory, sadistic death on anyone who could be called a cheater.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Jake never had any kind of romantic relationship before he met Cassie, which made it all the more easier for her to trick him into signing over his entire estate.
  • Implacable Man: Absolutely nothing can stop him from meeting out cruel "justice" on those he's marked for death.
  • Loners Are Freaks: When he was alive, the people of Shadyside feared him just because he was a Fear even though he hadn't actually done anything to anyone. He didn't become evil until after he died.
  • May–December Romance: His doomed relationship with Cassie Ryan. And later with Amy.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Cassandra stealing and destroying everything he owned for the money, manipulating his need for love, and his agonizingly slow death turned him into a sadistic monster.
  • Tragic Monster: Really, how could anyone not have become a monster after all the shit that was dumped on him in life?

Jamie Fier

Of Heart of the Hunter. Jamie was travelling with his family through the Cumberland Gap when they were abandoned by the superstitious pioneers and left to die. Jamie was found by the Shawnee Nation and given the power to transform into a wolf, which he has decided to use to avenge the deaths of his parents against Lucien Goode and his daughters.

  • And I Must Scream: Being seen by Amanda Goode, whom truly loves him, traps Jamie for all eternity in the body of a wolf.
  • Baleful Polymorph: His first transformation was very painful.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: His quest for revenge ultimately turns him into a brutal killer.
  • Honey Trap: He tells Lucien Goode he'll rid him of his wolf problem in exchange for marrying his daughter.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He terrorizes Lucien Goode's farm in his wolf form, then shows up as a hunter promising to get rid of said wolf for him in exchange for his daughter's hand in marriage. All so he can firmly destroy all three Goodes. He kills Lucien, but Amanda kills Laura before he has a chance to do so, and Amanda traps him in a cage and makes him shift permanently into a wolf.
  • Momma's Boy: Subverted, in that he deeply cared for his mother Dora Mae before she died.
  • No Accounting for Taste: He used to have a crush on Pretty Freeloader Laura Goode before ultimately realizing just how spoiled and self-centered she actually is.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He's not so much a werewolf as he can turn into an actual wolf every night.
  • The Tease: A rare male version. He plays along with Amanda Goode's infatuation with him just to humiliate her when he announces his plan to marry Laura.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Becomes a Villain Protagonist and just as bad, if not worse, as Lucien Goode.
  • You Killed My Father: He blames the deaths of his mother and father on Lucien Goode, who was the primary instigator for the hate aimed at the Fiers.

Justin Fear

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A wealthy and handsome doctor living in the town of Shadowbrook, Justin courts the recently orphaned Madeline Simms in Dance of Death.

  • Black Widow: He's been married four times over the span of a century.
  • The Casanova: Is utterly charming and possesses an almost supernatural ability to court women.
  • Compelling Voice: He actually has the power to seduce and control women with his voice. Madeline almost falls under his sway completely before Auntie's voice is able to snap her out of it.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Auntie says when other members of the Fear Family wish to scare each other, they talk about Justin.
  • Eye Scream: Madeline cuts his eyes open when she's able to get close enough to him.
  • No Immortal Inertia: All it takes is for someone to physically damage his good looks in order for the youth he's stolen to wear off. Madeline accomplishes this by slashing his eyes opening, causing him to rapidly age and decay.
  • Smug Snake: All Madeline had to do was pretend Justin had an effect on her and he completely believed she was still under his control.
  • Something About a Rose: He cultivates different varieties of roses. It's implied his four other wives were buried in the rose garden in his mansion, as their spirits cause the roses to go berserk and engulf the mansion with their roots once Justin is finally killed.
  • Vain Sorcerer: He's kept himself looking young and handsome since the 18th Century by feeding off the youth and beauty of young women.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: He's referred to as the Soul Stealer by Tobias and Honoria.

Lucy Fier

A cousin of Tyler Fier who has lived with him and his family ever since her parents died in a fire. Lucy looks like a child, but she's really 17 years old. An emotionally stunted, unstable 17 year old with a collection of creepy dolls and a love of fire.

  • All There in the Manual: Lucy's relation to Tyler wasn't completely clear in Forbidden Secrets, but the Fear Family Tree, for whatever it's worth, showed the two were cousins whose respective fathers were brothers.
  • Kissing Cousins: Since the Fear Family Tree revealed they are indeed related by blood, this makes her infatuation with Tyler even more disturbed than it already was.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: Her room is filled with identical dolls that look just like her, and she names them all Lucy. One of the few dolls that doesn't look like her got smashed, and she claims the other dolls "Killed her" out of jealousy. She has a breakdown after Savannah and Tyler officially marry and destroys her dolls, sick of how Tyler keeps giving them to her.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks and acts like a child but she's a teenager and almost a woman. As it stands, she's sick of being treated younger than she is and hates Tyler for not seeing her as a woman.
  • Playing with Fire: She vividly remembers the fire that killed her parents and describes in detail the way the colors shifted as they burned. This allows Victoria to frame her for setting a fire in Savannah's room. Tyler then mentions Lucy is the one who set the fire which killed her parents, but whether or not this was true or Tyler trying to scare Savannah is still up for debate.
  • Punny Name: Lucifer, anyone?

Margaret Fier

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A citizen of the village of Tilburg from The Hand of Power. Margaret was ostracized by the other villagers because of her psychic abilities, and they hunted her down believing she murdered her best friend. Margaret was saved by Peter Sturdevant, the handsome and reclusive village patroon, but Margaret soon fond herself immersed in the search for Peter's family legacy, a severed human hand capable of great power.

  • Blessed with Suck: She has the power of psychometry, and because of this she's afraid to handle anything that has belonged to someone else as she can't control the ghastly visions it will bring.
  • Burn the Witch!: Surprisingly averted. The villagers planned to hang her when they finally caught her.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: She traveled to the new world with her mother, but she died shortly afterwards.
  • Damsel in Distress: Is saved from the mob by Peter, and he gets them off her back for good by exposing the actual killer they were after. Unfortunately, being with Peter puts her in more distress thanks to the hand's corruption.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The only thing "dark" about Margaret is her psychic power, which she has no control over and isn't exactly capable of hurting anyone.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She helps Peter destroy the hand once and for all, saving him from the same insanity that plagued his grandmother and allowing the two to live in peace.
  • Love Martyr: To Peter Sturdevant. She loves him so much she's practically desperate to find his family's heirloom to repay his kindness, even after Peter begs her not to look for it without him.
  • Nice Girl: Margaret is one of the nicest relatives of the Fear Family ever featured in the whole franchise. She's not evil, has no ulterior motives or hidden dark side, and doesn't suffer any horrible fate just because of her family tree. In fact, just about everyone else in The Hand of Power was evil or cruel.
  • Psychic Powers: Psychometry, which allows her to experience the past of whoever owned the object. However, the only way Margaret can have visions is if the person had a very strong, emotional connection to the object, or they experienced something traumatic or emotionally charged while wearing or using said object.

Priscilla Fier

A wealthy cousin of Trevor Fier and the richest woman in the village of Shadow Glen. Priscilla appears in One Last Kiss, where she offers her home to Eleanor Rawlins after the death of her father. But Priscilla has two secrets: she's not only the queen of the vampire colony that resides in Shadow Glen, she's also Eleanor's long believed to be dead birth mother.

  • Drunk on the Dark Side: She loved being a vampire so much she acquired enough power to become the queen of her colony.
  • In Name Only: She's not related to Trevor in any way. She only took the name "Fier" and pretended to be his cousin to get closer to Eleanor.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She's Mrs. Rawlins.
  • Parental Substitute: Becomes one to Eleanor after losing her father, but this gets subverted. She actually is Eleanor's mom.
  • Rich Bitch: Is considered the richest and most affluent woman in Shadow Glen.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Eleanor and Trevor.
  • Nice Girl: She offers Eleanor a place to stay in her lavish mansion after Mr. Rawlins is killed, and acts nothing but hospitable to Eleanor. It's mostly an act, as Priscilla is indeed a very vicious and power hungry vampire.

Sarah Fear

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The Fear who was deeply connected to the plight of the cheer squad in Fear Street Cheerleaders, as the Evil Spirit festered in Sarah's grave before the bus crash awoke it. She's the focus of The Awakening Evil, which not only explains her origins but the Evil Spirit's as well.

  • Arranged Marriage: Her wedding to Thomas Fear was set up by Sarah's grandmother Althea.
  • Becoming the Mask: The woman called Sarah Fear should've been called Jane Fear. Jane Hardy switched places with her best friend, Sarah Burns, when Sarah was engaged to wed Thomas Fear. Jane took on Sarah's name and relied on the fact that no one in Shadyside ever met Sarah Burns before. After Sarah, in Jane's place, died in a boat accident, Jane no longer had the option of revealing her true name. Unfortunately, because of this Sarah Burns returned to haunt Jane, claiming Jane was the one who should've died and vowed to destroy her life. So while Sarah Fear wasn't the Evil Spirit, Sarah Burns was.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: No one ever learned the real truth about the Evil Spirit, so people assumed Sarah herself was evil and responsible for the myriad of deaths that occurred around her. Technically, they were right in one regard. It was a Sarah responsible for the deaths, but not the Sarah they were thinking of.
  • Demonic Possession: As the first host for the Evil Spirit.
  • Good All Along: Fear Street Cheerleaders implies she was evil or at least complicit in creating the Evil Spirit. She wasn't. Jane was possessed the whole time and fought to trap the Spirit inside her body so it wouldn't kill anyone else.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Sarah Burns tries possessing her one last time, Jane realizes her only option to stop Sarah is to kill herself, thereby trapping Sarah's vengeful soul inside her dead body. And it worked... until Sarah possessed Jennifer's body in The First Evil.
  • Mama Bear: Becomes one to her niece and nephew. Jane tried to pull off her sacrifice to save Margaret and Michael from being killed, but unfortunately their boat on Fear Lake capsized and they drowned anyway.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Sarah was the can.

Simon Fear

The most well known member of the Fear Family besides his wife, Angelica, Simon was the family's patriarch up until the start of the 20th Century. After losing most of his loved ones at the hands of the Goode Family, Simon believed that the only way to survive was through obtaining power, and tried to alter his family's destiny by changing the spelling of their last name to "F-E-A-R" from "F-I-E-R."

  • Face–Heel Turn: The ending of The Secret showed how he crossed into becoming a sadistic asshole.
  • Offing the Offspring: In a moment of panic, he confused his daughter Hannah with the servant girl Lucy Goode and killed her. This drove Angelica insane and turned the two into recluses.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Had no qualms of using his power to threaten anyone who crossed him or to just get whatever he wanted.
  • Papa Wolf: Like Angelica, they may be messed up, but they'd do anything to protect their children.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Until he lost his parents and one of his sisters.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: He thought he could outsmart his family's curse by changing the spelling of their last name. He couldn't.

Tyler Fier

From Forbidden Secrets. Tyler is a wealthy Northerner who courts Southern Belle Savannah Gentry, but when the Civil War begins Savannah chooses her home over Tyler, and he swears she'll regret that decision.

  • Dark Is Evil: Has jet black hair and dark eyes, and lives in a mansion literally devoid of color.
  • Dead All Along: It turns out Tyler died at the Battle of Gettysburg, but has been keeping himself alive by feeding off of living people. His first victim was Savannah's brother, who was also the man who originally killed him.
  • If I Can't Have You...: He's extremely bitter over Savannah choosing the South instead of him.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: He's some kind of ghoul who kept himself alive by feeding on other people, but it's not clear if he feeds of blood or human energy.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He fought in the Civil War and claims to be haunted by his actions on the battlefield. After returning to Blackrose Manor, he starts slashing up his family portraits ranting they don't understand what he had to do to survive.
  • Something About a Rose: He lives in Blackrose Manor, a mansion appropriately named after the multitude of black roses growing on the grounds.

     Notable Protagonists 

Becka Norwood

A young woman whose life is destroyed by the appearance of Honey Perkins, a girl who claims to be Becka's "Best best friend" when they were younger. No matter what Becka does, Honey clings to her side and goes to extreme methods to keep Becka all to herself.

  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Her parents hate her boyfriend Bill because of his bad reputation and forced Becka to dump him. Ironically, while they went about this in the wrong way, the Norwoods are right that Bill's bad news because he's an asshole who tries to guilt Becka into going out with him.
  • Gaslighting: Has been suffering from this thanks to nearly everyone in her life.
    • Her parents forced her to break up with Bill because of his supposed bad behavior. Trish and Lilah remember breaking up with him caused Becka a lot of distress and messed her up. When brought up around her parents, Mrs. Norwood says it was Bill's fault Becka was distressed and doesn't acknowledge how forcing the break-up is what caused Becka's unhappiness.
    • Lilah, Trish, and Bill repeatedly downplay Becka's concerns about Honey Perkins and are treating her like she's either imagining things or making a big deal out of nothing. Bill even admits Honey came on to him and acts like it was nothing, despite how it proves Becka's point that Honey is bad news.
    • Ultimately, there's the rampant emotional and mental abuse Honey puts Becka through. She lies about things they did as kids that never happened, steals Becka's clothes and tells Becka she was allowed to keep them, and keeps Becka unable to focus by spinning sob stories and having mood swings that scare Becka.
  • No Sympathy:
    • None of her friends and her parents are particularly bothered by what Honey is doing to Becka. Mr. and Mrs. Norwood love the girl because Honey is so sweet to them, while Lilah and Trish think Honey's behavior is funny and Bill thinks Becka is overreacting.
    • Come The Best Friend 2, Trish and Bill have been terrorizing Becka as punishment for not visiting Trish in the hospital and not getting back together with Bill after Honey stabbed him and left him with one lung. This is despite that Becka suffered an emotional breakdown after the torment Honey put her through, which the two repeatedly ignored as it was going on. Had Trish and Bill listened to Becka about what Honey was really like and done something to help keep Honey out of Becka's life sooner, Honey wouldn't have attempted to kill them.

Cally and Kody Fraiser

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Fraternal twin sisters who lived in 99 Fear Street. Kody had an interest in the occult and the supernatural, while Cally had typical teenager girl interests like finding a job and a boyfriend. Their lives get destroyed by their new house's malignant power. Cally doesn't survive.

  • Action Survivor: Kody. Out of everyone in her family Kody is the only one who escapes from being physically maimed, psychologically broken, or killed by the house.
  • Agent Mulder: Kody. In fact she was partly responsible for some of the weird things going on in The First Horror in an attempt to get her sister to take her seriously. She's right.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Kody.
  • Broken Bird: Both sisters to different degrees. Cally becomes a bitter, murderous ghost, while Kody is left alive after losing her sister and her little brother.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Well, more like Earn Your Bittersweet Ending, but after having died and become a malevolent ghost haunting the house for years Cally eventually has a change of heart and helps Kody (who has come back to look for her spirit) burn down the house and free her soul, along with countless other ghosts trapped within
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cally was legitimately saddened and relieved when her brother's corpse was found in The Second Horror, grateful that at least he hadn't become an angry spirit like she did. The Third Horror showed that Cally still loved her sister and helped her escape.
  • Evil Twin: Cally after she dies.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Kody is the foolish to Cally's responsible.
  • Fraternal Twins: The original cover artwork demonstrates that the sisters don't look alike except for both having blonde hair. However, this gets played with in The Third Horror when Kody gets a role in a movie being produced about 99 Fear Street. Who's she playing? Her sister. Cally's ghost was shocked by how similar looking Kody had become.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: They both have blond hair and are quite Nice Girls at least until Cally becomes a Vengeful Ghost.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: After she died, Cally became a bitter spirit haunting 99 Fear Street and waiting for the day she could get revenge on her sister for having the nerve to survive. When Kody returns and makes Cally finally understand how the house has been manipulating her, Cally saves her sister and helps destroy the house for good.
  • Nice Girl: Cally before being turned into an evil ghost
    • Kody as well, she is willing to risking going back to the house in the third book in order to put an end to the whole haunting.
  • Properly Paranoid: Kody had every reason to believe something was wrong about 99 Fear Street, but her views are validated after her entire family is ripped apart.
  • The Scully: Cally. She's proved wrong in the worst way possible.
  • Yandere: Cally to Brandt in The Second Horror.

Corky Corcoran

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The main character of the majority of the Fear Street Cheerleaders series. Corky and her twin sister Bobbi were hoping to join the Shadyside High Cheerleading Squad after moving to Shadyside, but they were met with some animosity from the veteran members of the team. Things got worse when their bus crashed in the Fear Street Cemetery, and awakened an evil spirit in Sarah Fear's grave.

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Her sister Bobbi is killed off in The First Evil, and she sometimes visits Corky as a ghost to warn her when the Evil Spirit returns.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of the Evil.
  • Cartwright Curse: Awful things tend to happen to her boyfriends because of the Evil Spirit.
  • Demonic Possession: Is controlled by the Evil Spirit in The Third Evil.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: One of the more likable of the protagonists.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She attempts to drown herself in The Third Evil when she becomes the newest host for the Evil Spirit, but thankfully it doesn't come to that.

Felicia Fletcher

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A girl with extraordinary psychic abilities which she fears, Felicia fled to Shadyside believing she accidentally killed two people with her powers, making her a Runaway.

  • Blessed with Suck: Her telekinetic abilities which she has little control over. As Runaway progresses she gets better at controlling them.
  • Doom Magnet: She leaves one friend who turns out to be a psychotic Yandere who wanted her dead, only to befriend another one who else wanted her dead.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her powers have done nothing to improve her life, instead they've made her a guinea pig for experimentation and have made her believe she's a murderous freak. It later turns out half the things she thinks are her fault were really because of Debbie.
  • Mind over Matter: She's a telekinetic.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She used her powers to level an abandoned house, unaware there were two kids inside when it came down. Her friend Debbie actually caused the house to collapse, and made Felicia think she did it and that the police were after her to get rid of her.

Holly Flynn

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From Lights Out. Holly is spending the summer as a counselor at the camp owned by her uncle, and the only one who realizes the disturbing number of accidents happening around the camp are in fact deliberate. Which makes her the target of a killer bent on revenge for something that happened in the camp's past.

  • Butt-Monkey: It's an understatement. Holly is treated like absolute shit by nearly everyone at the camp, which is worsened by her ex-best friend Geri Marcus working as a counselor alongside her.
  • Cassandra Truth: No one else is willing to believe the accidents are really planned and think Holly's just exaggerating, even as she keeps finding red feathers conspicuously placed at the scene of each "accident."
  • He Knows Too Much: When the "accidents" start getting aimed at her. Sadly for Holly, there's an abundance of suspects for her to choose from.
  • Only Sane Man: The only character in Lights Out who isn't stupid, cruel, or homicidal.

Hope Mathis

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A neurotic college student attending Ivy State in Fear Hall. Hope's life is pulled inside out when her boyfriend goes on a killing spree, and despite her best efforts she is unable to stop him.

  • Berserk Button: Being called fat.
  • Broken Bird: Her mother was an unrepentant, abusive monster, and she broke Hope so badly she's unable to function without her three best friends and beloved boyfriend. Who are all her imaginary friends.
  • Death by Falling Over: After Darryl tries and fails to kill Chris and Melanie and it's revealed he never existed and was just Hope's split personality, she, Angel, Darryl and Jasmine are chased by the police to a balcony. Hope tearfully hugs them, thanking them for being them for her. Then the railing behind her breaks and she plummets to her death, all the while believing her imaginary friends are falling with her.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Her first attempt at getting back at her mother was by sending her an insulting birthday card.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Buttertubs."
  • I Reject Your Reality / Go Mad from the Revelation: Happens to her in Fear Hall: The Conclusion after being told that her roommates and boyfriend are split personalities and refuses to believe it. She even dies denying it.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: The only reason she refuses to get rid of Darryl despite his anger and borderline psychotic personality is because he was the only person who ever actually "loved" her.
    • Fear Hall: The Conclusion reveals that all Hope ever wanted was for someone to treat her like a human being. Sadly, by the time she actually is around people capable of treating her with love and kindness (Chris expresses interest in her and Melanie is worried about her) her psychosis ruins it for her. Especially once the Darryl personality becomes more dominant and tries to kill Chris and Melanie.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Hope just wanted to have a normal life where she could wear what she wanted, have friends, and someone who loved her. Her mother Helayne made that impossible by humiliating her every chance she got and alienating anyone who ever got close to Hope.
  • Weight Woe: She's always been a little on the chubby side, but growing up with a woman like her mother made this torture. When she wasn't being starved, Hope was forced to wear clothes that were never big enough for her and it made her feel like a freak. To this day, her weight is still something she's bitter about.

Lisa Blume

A character who appears in multiple books, most prominently The New Girl.

Nicole Darwin

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A depressed young woman from Switched, whose best friend offers her a bizarre solution to her troubles: they switch bodies.

  • Butt-Monkey: Subverted. Nicole doesn't come across as a whiny protagonist, but more as a girl suffering from legitimate depression.
  • Clear My Name: She tries to find Lucy, in her body, to prove that she didn't kill the Kramers.
  • Driven to Madness: The ending of Switched reveals she's still in a mental hospital and she still believes Lucy is alive.
  • The Eeyore: She's very gloomy and depressed over how things are going in her life.
  • Sanity Slippage: Hallucinates her dead best friend is still alive and has suddenly become a vicious murderer.
  • The Scapegoat: Lucy tricked Nicole into switching bodies with her because Lucy murdered her parents. Except Lucy's parents aren't the ones who're dead. Lucy is.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: The real Lucy Kramer died three years ago in a car accident, and because Nicole was so close to Lucy her mind has not been able to accept that she's dead. She regularly hallucinates that Lucy is still alive, or that she is Lucy, but these hallucinations always turn extremely violent and bloody. The main clue to this is that, even though Nicole thinks she's in Lucy's body, everyone still addresses her as Nicole.
  • Tragic Hero: She thinks she must stop her best friend from killing people, but Nicole is just a sad, disturbed young woman who can't accept that her best friend is dead.

Niki Meyers

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A deaf teenager with an uncanny ability to lip read, Niki is one of several teens invited to Justine Cameron's Halloween Party.

  • Amateur Sleuth: Her suspicions about Justine nag her to the degree that she uses the scavenger hunt as a cover to do some snooping and figure out what her actual motives are.
  • Amicable Exes: With Alex.
  • Badass Normal: Manages to keep her wits together during the finale and helps everyone escape the fire.
  • Disability Immunity: When Justine traps everyone in the dining room and forces them to listen to recordings of car crashes to drive them insane, Niki's the only one not affected because she can't hear anything.
  • The Fashionista: She's an accomplished seamstress. That dress she has on the cover of Halloween Party? She made it herself.
  • Nice Girl: One of the more likable protagonists and one smart enough not to get involved in stupid pranks.
  • Only Sane Man: Absolutely refuses to partake in the "Jocks Vs. Wimps" prank war and is the only one willing to investigate Justine's shady backstory. If it hadn't been for Niki everyone would've most likely died.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Well she doesn't think Terry and the others are idiots, but she gradually loses her patience with everyone at the party because they're too hung up on that stupid prank war to listen to her and Terry when they learn the truth about Justine.

Reva Dalby

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The main character of the three Silent Night books. Reva's father is the owner of Dalby's Department Store, a staple in Shadyside's economy. Reva herself is a haughty spoiled brat who somehow manages to always piss someone off to the degree that, every Christmas, she's been stalked, terrorized, and almost murdered.

  • Aesop Amnesia: Oh so very much. Every book she's in ends with her promising to be a better person after going through something horrible... only she's still the same spoiled brat she was the year before. Unlike most examples of this trope, it actually becomes a plot point in the second book, when her friend is revealed to have helped the villains kidnap her because she didn't keep her promise to change.
  • Alpha Bitch: Although people are dying to be invited at her parties, she's not very well liked by the kids at Shadyside High.
  • Cool Big Sis: As mentioned below, her little brother is one of maybe two or three people on the planet who she's actually nice to.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Her ex-boyfriend tells Reva that, despite how much of a giant bitch she is, he doesn't hate her. Worse, he feels sorry for her, because she's incapable of ever getting close to anyone and because she's just a miserable person. Reva... doesn't take this admission well.
  • Freudian Excuse: The first book implies her mother dying when she was young is what led her to be so mean. Which could also explain why her father and little brother are the only people she's actually nice to: they are the only immediate family she has left.
  • Jerkass: She does show some signs of a Hidden Heart of Gold, but it's very well hidden.
  • Pet the Dog: Very, VERY rarely she will do something praiseworthy. In the second book she seems genuinely concerned about her cousin Pam when the two of them are kidnapped. She also genuinely cares about her father and brother, who are pretty much the only people she is actually nice to.
  • Pretty Freeloader: When she's at work in Dalby's she barely lifts a finger. Reva spends most of her time either insulting the customers, lying about being on break, or getting someone else to do her work for her.
  • Sadist: She seems to really like hurting people through pranks/cruel words etc. The beginning of the first book has her cruelly dumping her current boyfriend, who seems to be on the verge of tears.
  • Spoiled Brat: Her father makes her work at Dalby's to teach her some responsibility, but it's not working.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Devra Dalby (an implied relative of Reva's) from A Fear Street Novel: Give Me a K-I-L-L.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was apparently much nicer when she was younger, but that was before her mother died and she had a fight with her best friend.

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     The Doomed Class 
The Doomed Class, a.k.a. the Senior Class of Shadyside High 1999, was the subject of the year long Fear Street Seniors maxi series. In an attempt to get revenge on her math teacher for giving her a bad grade, Josie Maxwell accidentally cursed her entire grade with a "Doom Spell," leading to over a dozen deaths in the senior class and the fear that no one would live to see graduation.

Dana Palmer

The Beta Bitch to Jade Feldman and another member of the cheer squad. She helps Jade stage a coup against Phoebe Yamura. When she's not with the squad she's either with her longtime boyfriend Mickey or with her twin sister Deirdre.

  • Beta Bitch: Specifically in Fight, Team, Fight! She suddenly starts acting as Jade Feldman's second-in-command and helps her screw with Phoebe's head so Jade can becoming captain.
  • Break the Haughty: Has had it really bad by Graduation Day. She loses a few of her friends and her twin sister, and by June she's almost a nervous wreck.
  • Cain and Abel: She's somewhat Cain compared to Deirdre, if only because she acts like such a bitch.
  • Expy: She comes across as a version of Jessica Wakefield.

Danielle Cortez

The first senior to die in The Thirst. Danielle was a member of the cheer squad, and she was killed on the first day of school. Her body was found by Dana Palmer in the school gymnasium.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Is implied to have dark skin if her pallor during her funeral is anything to go by.
  • Genki Girl: Was described as being very energetic and her yearbook entry mentions she loved dancing. Her teammates reminisce that she was always getting them to put some extra effort into their practices.
  • The Heart: Is often talked about as if she was the nicest member of the cheer squad. Seriously, no one ever says anything bad about this girl.
  • I'm Cold... So Cold...: She briefly awakens in her casket during her funeral, telling Dana Palmer she's cold.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She only got a few pages in before she died.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Her death set the tone for the rest of the school year.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She doesn't even get an addition in the yearbook section until three books after she died.

Debra Lake

Was the center of a love triangle between her, Josh Maxwell, and Clark Dickson. Even though Josh and Debra broke up during junior year, Josh still wants to be with her causing her no end of annoyance.

  • He Knows Too Much: Mira kills Debra after she finds out about Mira's real feelings for Will and what they play in Justine Turner's death.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Josh and Clark after she dies.
  • Slut-Shaming: Pulls this on Mira Block. Debra doesn't trust Mira because she's been with so many guys.

Greta Bradley

Another member of the cheer squad and a friend of Dana Palmer's, Greta is considered the senior class's resident Ice Queen.

  • Alpha Bitch: Carries this vibe, although she doesn't come off as nearly as bitchy as Jade Feldman does.
  • Ascended Extra: In The Gift, where she finally gets an entry in the yearbook section and dies.
  • Death by Irony: Ceramics and New Year's Eve are listed as her dislikes in the yearbook section. She's killed at Jennifer Fear's New Year's party, when a heavy decorative bowl is brought down on her head and cracks her skull open.
  • Ice Queen: Is described as being "made of ice" by Jennifer Fear.
  • Really Gets Around: Implied by her quote in the yearbook section, "That Boy Is Mine." Sort of makes more sense as to why she'd go out with Ty Sullivan who has a similar reputation.
  • Satellite Character: Particularly around Jade Feldman and Ty Sullivan.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She suddenly becomes much more fun when she's with Ty Sullivan.

Jade Feldman

The Alpha Bitch of the cheerleading squad and girlfriend of Kenny Klein. Jade is jealous of Phoebe Yamura for getting the captain slot since this is their last year on the squad before graduating, and will do anything to get it from her.

  • Alpha Bitch: The most prominent example in the Seniors books besides Trisha Conrad.
  • Dirty Coward: When the cheerleaders are abducted by Phoebe's real stalker, Jade quickly loses her bluster.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She believes she deserves to be the head cheerleader because she can perform a triple back flip.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: To Phoebe.
  • Locked in a Freezer: Jade gets impaled on a hook inside an old meat locker.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She leads most of the cheerleaders, except Caitlin Lemonda, against Phoebe.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: She has this on Dana Palmer. Compare Dana in The Thirst to Fight Team Fight! Dana's generally more nasty if she's around Jade.

Jennifer Fear

Jennifer has been picked on her whole life for being associated with the cursed Fear Family, and while her bullying isn't as severe now that she's in high school, her family roots still make life difficult for her.

  • Butt-Monkey: For being a Fear.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: After her father admits that she's not a Fear, Jennifer calls him out for lying to her all her life even as the kids in school bullied and mocked her because of her supposed background.
  • Daddy Issues: When Jennifer discovers she's not actually a Fear and that her father lied to her and her mother about their heritage, Jennifer goes absolutely ballistic realizing her life has been a living hell for nothing. Her relationship with her father gets badly damaged as a result of this, as Jennifer believes she can no longer trust him. This goes on for months.
  • Demonic Possession: Dominique Fear briefly used her in her early stages of trying to kill Ty Sullivan, in an effort to set Jennifer up as a patsy.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Jennifer's family aren't actually related to the Fears. Her grandfather just took the last name when he moved to Shadyside because it had influence.

Justin Thompson

A computer geek regularly picked on by most of the other guys in the senior class.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Trisha Conrad.
  • Ascended Extra: Suddenly becomes prominent in Sweetheart, Evil Heart.
  • The Chew Toy: Is beaten up, dunked in the toilets, and overall is used as a punching bag by most of the guy seniors.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: In Sweetheart Evil Heart.
  • Nerd: Seriously, just look at his photo in the yearbook entry as proof.
  • Not So Harmless: When Trisha finds out he ran down Ty in cold blood. Justin suddenly becomes utterly terrifying and tries to kill Trisha when she rebuffs him.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: He kills Ty Sullivan as payback for all the abuse Ty's heaped on him, and probably would've done the same to the other guys if he hadn't died.

Marla Newman

Contender for Valedictorian with Kenny Klein, Marla is rather haughty and has a prominent dislike of Josie Maxwell.

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Has a high opinion of herself and looks down on others.
  • The B Grade: Receives one on an important French exam, ruining her chances for valedictorian... until her latent magical abilities, boosted by Roxanne and Elena, turns the grade into a 98.
  • Break the Haughty: The opening chapters of Wicked has got Marla humiliated numerous times, leaving her stressed and desperate enough to join Roxanne and Elena's coven.
  • Cant Get Away With Nothing: After a particularly stressful day, Marla relieves her tension by writing a list of everybody she dislikes and why. The next day the list is tacked on one of the school's bulletin board, royally pissing off most of her classmates.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Wicked ends with Marla dragged under the ground by black roots due to her disobeying the rules of the contract she signed.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: She joins a coven with two juniors in Wicked and learns all too quickly why messing with dark forces beyond her understanding is not a good thing.
  • For the Evulz: She took a job at her dad's hardware store during the summer simply because Josie Maxwell applied for it and knew it would mess Josie's summer.
  • Gass Hole: She embarrasses herself during a class debate by loudly belching in front of the whole class. It gets worse when someone made a recording of it and played it over the school's intercom system.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Roxanne and Elena use their power to push Josie through the school's glass doors, severely injuring Josie and sending her to the hospital. Marla feels guilty because she secretly wanted to make Josie suffer and likes to screw with her, but didn't actually want to hurt Josie. She even sends Josie flowers while she's in the hospital.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Her mom sets some unhealthy standards of achievements from Marla.

Mary O'Connor

A girl from the poor side of town who's got it rather rough. She gets arrested for shoplifting, and early in the school year it becomes an open secret that her boyfriend is seeing Trisha Conrad behind her back. This is all before she becomes the subject of a disturbing project...

  • Broken Bird: Gets it rather hard in the beginning of the school year.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father walked out on her family a few years ago.
  • The Dog Bites Back: She gets some very epic revenge on Mr. Morley and Rob by tricking them into thinking she's poisoned them as revenge for manipulating them, when she just spiked their drinks with sleeping pills she got from her mother.
  • True Companions: She's very close with Stacey Malcolm, and Stacey is the only person willing to get angry at both Gary and Trisha for how much they've hurt Mary.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She seems to completely disappear from the series after her focus in Last Chance.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: When she actually tries to tell someone about what Mr. Morley is making her do, they don't believe her.

Mira Block

One of Clarissa Turner's best friends. Mira is absolutely boy crazy and if she's got her eyes on someone, she'll stop at nothing to get him. She's even willing to resort to murder.

  • False Friend: To Clarissa.
  • Really Gets Around: Has a new boyfriend almost every week.
  • Slut-Shaming: She gets scrutiny from Debra Lake because she has so many boyfriends.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She openly torments Clarissa's adopted brother Aaron by taking him on a boat ride on Fear Lake, knowing full well he's deathly afraid of water. She planned to kill him along with Clarissa.

Phoebe Yamura

Captain of the Cheerleading Squad and one of the smartest kids in class, Phoebe's life isn't exactly easier when her parents hover over her shoulder to make sure she gets straight A's, and when certain other members of the squad wish to make life miserable for her.

Trisha Conrad

One of the richest kids in class thanks to her father owning the Division Street Mall. Trisha suffers from prophetic visions she can't control, and is the one who predicted none of the senior class will live to see graduation.

  • Alpha Bitch: The books try to present her as a Lovable Alpha Bitch, but she comes across as more of an ass than that would allow.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: People act surprised when Trisha acts bitchy and mean, but the truth is she's only just barely hiding this side to her personality. She's a home wrecker who steals boyfriends, and is more than happy to make sure Jennifer Fear never lets anyone know Trisha is actually a member of the Fear Family so she doesn't get ostracized. You know, the way Jennifer has been her entire life.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her visions which she can't control. She inherited them thanks to her ancestor, Dominique Fear.
  • Demonic Possession: Was being controlled by Dominique Fear's vengeful spirit in The Gift.
  • Karma Houdini: For stealing Gary. In the long run, Trisha is still this despite what is listed in Laser-Guided Karma, as she somehow manages to survive the entire series.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She's frequently at the center of horrible events during the senior year, which can be considered payback for the way she treats everyone else. This includes being possessed by Dominique Fear and being used to kill Greta Bradley, being terrorized by Justin Thompson, and almost being pushed to her death during her vacation in Arizona.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Gary Fresno is killed in Prom Date, Trisha is absolutely horrified and blames herself for it happening.
  • The Unfair Sex: The blame is placed solely on Gary Fresno for the fiasco with Mary O'Connor, and the only person willing to admit Trisha's being a bitch is Stacey Malcolm. Then, when she starts going out with Ty Sullivan while she's still with Gary, she has the nerve to actually get revenge on Ty for cheating on her.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She steals Gary Fresno from Mary O'Connor, then has the balls to go out with Ty Sullivan while she's still with Gary and while Ty's still with her best friend Jennifer Fear.

Ty Sullivan

Ty's family moved to Shadyside the summer before the senior year began, and he quickly establishes himself as a ladies man.

  • Bastard Boyfriend: He was especially terrible to Jennifer Fear, ironically the only girl he actually broke up with and tended to treat her like shit.
  • Broken Ace: Is thoroughly humiliated in Sweetheart, Evil Heart before he's killed by Justin Thompson.
  • Chick Magnet: Was dating 5 girls at the same time.
  • Jerk Jock: Like most of the prominent male characters in Seniors, he especially loved to beat up Justin Thompson. Justin gets his revenge.
  • Really Gets Around: Has dated Jennifer Fear, Greta Bradley, Trisha Conrad, Phoebe Yamura, and Marla Newman.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's God's gift to the girls of Shadyside, and openly brags about dating three girls at once with none of them being the wiser. Or so he thinks.

     Villains 

Catherine Hatchett

Of the Cataluna Chronicles miniseries. Catherine was a witch girl born in the 17th Century, where she was believed to be a source of bad luck due to her red crescent moon birthmark. After she died, her spirit somehow possessed the mysterious car known as the Cataluna, where she'll gleefully murder any unlucky person to own the car.

  • Ax-Crazy: Before and after she died she was incredibly vicious and inflicted some very nasty deaths on her victims. One boy was drowned alive in boiling hot motor oil in The Dark Secret.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Because who would have thought constantly harassing the girl you believed to be a witch would have horrible consequences?
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Bad Luck Catherine."
  • My Car Hates Me: One half of the time, as the Cataluna, she'll just kill off whoever is trying to ride her when she's not trying to brainwash them.
  • Ret Gone: The last book in the series implies Catherine had been erased from history, only William's new baby sister is born with a suspiciously similar birthmark shaped like a red crescent moon.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Catherine was a poor girl who was hounded and ostracized by her community and her parents because they thought she was a monster... and then she became one.
  • Woman Scorned: What ultimately drove her off the deep end.

Chrissy Minor

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Summer babysitter for the Conklin family in One Evil Summer. Amanda Conklin is immediately suspicious of Chrissy's odd and downright disturbing behavior, but the fact that her family adores Chrissy allows her to manipulate things to make Amanda look unstable.

  • Animals Hate Him: Amanda's cat hisses at Chrissy when they first meet, and Amanda discovers that her pet birds are terrified of being in her presence. Chrissy kills all of them.
  • Captain Ersatz: The way she waltzes into the Conklin family and starts manipulating them to her advantage, while clearly driving one specific member insane, makes her come across as a counterpart to Peyton Mott.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Amanda sees her actually hiss back at her cat, and late at night she sees Chrissy float in midair and laugh at her.
  • Evil Twin: She has a comatose sister named Lilith whom she claims is evil. She's Lilith, and doesn't have a sister.
  • Psychic Powers: She can read minds and move things with her mind. This appears to be a result of the carbon monoxide poisoning from her father's group suicide attempt.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Inverted. Her real name is Lilith, and she took the name "Chrissy" from her pet cat.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tries to kill Kyle and Merry when she has them to herself.
  • You Killed My Father: Chrissy blames Amanda's father for the deaths of her parents, and planned to kill the Conklins after already killing the families of the judge and the district attorney in the arson case her father was involved in.

Darryl Hoode

Hope Mathis's devoted boyfriend from Fear Hall. Darryl is insanely jealous and has a horrible temper. He will do anything to make Hope happy, no matter how much she begs him to stop. He's actually a violent split personality Hope created when it looked as though the boy she liked only dated her as a joke.

  • Ax-Crazy: Is utterly vicious and psychotic in his pursuit of making Hope happy and making sure she remains his. He's basically Hope's repressed anger and hatred, a channel to act out her desire to hurt those who've hurt her. In the same sense, his idea of "love" is warped because Hope has never really known a positive version of love in her life.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: He can be just as abusive as Hope's mother, telling her she'll never be rid of him and has even pressed her Berserk Button by calling her fat.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: But his idea of making Hope happy amounts to sadistically killing off the people who've made fun of her.
  • Love Makes You Evil: He kills in the name of his love for Hope.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: When the girls try to tell him it's time for him to turn himself, he starts screaming at them that they don't understand his feelings.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: He kills the Eden personality in The Beginning, and this can be considered as the Darryl personality beginning to overpower the others. Especially since Eden stays dead.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: No matter how much Hope actually tells Darryl to leave, he never will.
  • Villain Protagonist: During the segments where he's the narrator in The Conclusion.

Honey Perkins

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Of the two Best Friend novels. Honey showed up in Becka Norwood's room one day, claiming that Becka was her old best friend when they were little despite that Becka has absolutely no memory of Honey. From that moment, Honey starts forcing herself into Becka's daily routine before dressing like Becka, dating Becka's old boyfriends, dumping them, and ultimately tries to be Becka.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Becka Norwood. If the two of them are in the same room, Becka is the only person Honey will acknowledge in any way, shape, or form. Unless she was trying to kill them.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: The Best Friend 2 reveals Honey's real name is Hannah Paulsen, and she had a twin brother named Harold. When they were nine, their father shot and killed their mom and Harold before he turned the gun on himself. Hannah saw the whole thing, and it's one factor in why she's so desperate to become Becka.
  • Ax-Crazy: She really goes off the deep end in The Best Friend 2.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: She got away with ruining Becka's life at the end of the first book, making Becka think she stabbed Bill. However, the second book reveals she was briefly institutionalized and is later arrested by the police for murdering Eric.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Subverted. She's not considered as pretty as Becka, but has a very dramatic appearance.
  • Cerebus Retcon: In The Best Friend, there was never a real explanation over why Honey so badly wanted to be like Becka. The Best Friend 2 revealed Becka and her friends cruelly humiliated her when she was 9, and shortly afterwards she watched her mom and brother get shot to death before her dad killed himself. While this makes her a little sympathetic, Becka and her friends remember that Honey was already a very whiny, needy person no one could stand to be around.
  • Dissonant Serenity: After Becka finally screams at Honey that they aren't best friends, nor does she even want Honey as a regular friend, Honey just cheerful responds she dumped her boyfriend (Becka's ex) the same way Becka did.
  • Evil Redhead: She's described as having auburn hair.
  • Expy: Of Hedy from Single White Female, given she develops an unhealthy obsession with a young woman she starts trying to copy in ever way to make up for losing her twin sibling.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked in-universe. When she first shows up in Becka's room, Lilah and Trish comment on how horribly her bright orange sweater clashes with the rest of her clothes, make-up and full figure, as it makes her look like a big pumpkin.
  • Gaslighting: She runs Becka through a complete gauntlet of gaslighting. Honey starts off by lying about how they were "Best best friends" in 4th grade when Becka clearly remembers her old best friend was Deena Martinson. Honey starts stealing Becka's belongings and claims Becka told her she could borrow them, and when Becka calls her on it Honey gets physically violent. Honey then brushes this off by saying it's part of "The Gotcha Game" that she and Becka supposedly had in grade school. She caps it off by taking advantage of Becka's fever-addled head to convince the poor girl she stabbed Bill to death in self-defense. Thankfully the second book shows no one fell for Honey's deceit and she was arrested for almost killing Bill.
  • If I Can't Have You...: The minute Becka finally has enough and tells Honey to get out of her life, Honey decides to get rid of Becka's friends before finally trying to kill Becka herself.
  • I Just Want to Be You: She is convinced Becka has a wonderful life and will do anything to have it for herself. In fact, the second book opens with Honey trying to pull off that she is Becka, starting over at another school with forged transcripts before she has a psychotic breakdown in front of the real Becka.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Becka comes to believe Honey lives in her own little fantasy world because she refuses to acknowledge anything she doesn't want to hear. And when she does, she gets scary.
  • Karma Houdini: At the end of The Best Friend. But she's arrested in The Best Friend 2.
  • Madness Mantra: "HONEY'S DEAD! HONEY'S DEAD!"
  • Sugary Malice: She frequently talks about how much she loves being Becka's "Best best friend," but all the praise she heaps on Becka is undercut with the intention of gaslighting her.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Invoked in-universe. Becka grows to loathe Honey because she's so goddamn clingy and smothering with all her affection and hugs. She's especially disgusting with Becka's parents, who grow to love her because she's so sweet to them which only stands to piss Becka off.
  • That Man Is Dead: The Best Friend 2 opens with Honey trying to be Becka Norwood at a new school, because she wants to "get rid of Honey" once and for all. Her ex-boyfriend Eric calling her on her charade and showing her the real Becka is nearby brings an end to this plan.
  • Tragic Villain: As The Best Friend 2 shows.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When she strangles Eric to death, she blames Becka for it, screaming over and over again "YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT!"
  • Yandere: To Becka, originally. She later just comes to fully loathe her and wants her dead.

Justine Cameron

A transfer student to Shadyside in Halloween Party, where she invites several teenagers from different social cliques to a private party at her uncle's mansion. Her real name is Enid, she's actually thirty years old and planning revenge for the deaths of her parents by murdering the children of the teenagers responsible for their deaths.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Justine says that she invited Niki and the others simply because she wanted to get to know them better, and people start to feel sympathy towards her when she gets repeatedly harassed by assholes who weren't invited to her party. Niki is the only one is naturally suspicious of Justine's flimsy reasons, and unfortunately the sympathy gained from earlier makes it easier for the kids to walk into her trap.
  • Driven to Suicide: When her plan completely falls apart, she tries to kill herself by running into the burning mansion but is stopped.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 30, but can pass herself as a teenager without even trying.
  • The Vamp: She's very attractive and sensual. This actually becomes disturbing when it's revealed she's at least a decade and a half older than the kids, meaning she only just avoids committing statutory rape.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She rigged some accidents for herself so as to lower everyone's guard, such as staging a fall of the balcony in the living room.
  • You Killed My Father: Her parents were killed in a car crash caused by a bunch of rowdy teenagers who'd been drag racing. So for revenge, Justine planned to find the children of the teenagers involved that night and kill them in a way similar to how her parents died.

Miss Evangeline Guant

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Zack's new teacher, who turns out to be a ghost who wants to teach him... in the grave.

  • Affably Evil: While she does want to pull Zack into her grave, she is generally nice to her students and is well liked by them for being good at teaching.
  • Cool Teacher: While she is more old fashioned than most examples, she is still well liked by the class for coming up with fun ways to teach the class and being generally pleasant. Zack even admits she was a really good teacher despite trying to kill him, when he uses the book of spells she gave him to get revenge on one of his asshole friends.
  • Evil Old Folks: Her white hair and pale skin aren't just because she's a ghost, as she seems to have died when she was an old woman.
  • Evil Teacher: An interesting example where she's a good teacher, who just so happens to want to pull students into the grave to teach them forever, which is where the evil part comes in. There's also the matter of making their usual teacher sick so she can take over the class.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Even as she's trying to pull Zack into her grave, she still talks in a calm voice and is well spoken.
  • Stern Teacher: She can be hard on the students when they act up, such as when Zack attempts to play a prank on her.
  • Woman in White: She dresses completely in white and wears a heavy veil to hide her rotting face.

Rosha Nelson

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A mysterious new girl who captures Brady's attention in The Perfect Date, a year after the mutilation and death of his girlfriend Sharon Noles.

  • The Bad Guy Wins: The end reveals she actually did murder Brady, and now he's a zombie like her.
  • Evil Is Petty: Subverted. She wants to murder Brady as revenge for causing her extremely graphic death by his indifference, not just that her old body got scarred.
  • Honey Trap: She uses this tactic on Brady to drive a wedge between him and his current girlfriend.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: She's not exactly a ghost, but more of an evil spirit that stole another girl's body to come back to life and kill Brady. However, the girl she killed used Sharon's old, scarred body to stop her.
  • Significant Anagram: Of Sharon Noles. She even points out how painfully obvious it was the entire time, but Brady was just too stupid to realize it.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Invoked. After revealing she's Sharon and that her name was just an anagram, she wonders what she ever saw in Brady because he's such a complete idiot.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: She claims her mother got "Rosha" from a romance novel. It's just another way to spell Sharon.

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