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    Nick 

Nick Sax

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"What comes naturally to me? Dismemberment comes naturally to me!"
Portrayed By: Christopher Meloni

Once a rock star detective for a major metropolitan police force, Nick lost it all. Now he's a broken, down-and-out hired killer that makes just enough money to support a steady diet of booze, drugs and sarcasm by carrying out hits for the mob.


  • The Alcoholic: Nick doesn't go a day without coating his insides with all manner of intoxicating fluids. It's implied that his drug habits came from having to pop pills for his heart condition.
    • Come Season 2, Nick's trying to kick this to be a better dad for Hailey, though he struggles with this, as we see he frequently uses a spray with trace amounts of alcohol.
  • Anti-Hero: He's a ruthless, self-loathing, misanthropic hitman with severe addiction issues and a general lack of concern for all life (especially his own). He's also Hailey's only hope for survival.
  • Badass Longcoat: He somehow manages to combine this with Not-So-Badass Longcoat, by way of the worn-out, hobo-looking trenchcoat he spends most of the series wearing.
  • Death Seeker: He generally hopes to die soon. By Season 2, he's grown out of this thanks to Hailey.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Hailey, although he was unaware of her existence.
  • Fallen Hero: He was once a great detective with the NYPD, but the harsh nature of the job got to him and he gradually slid into addiction and cynicism. He now works as a hired gun largely to support his nastier habits while openly hoping for death.
  • Handicapped Badass: He has a heart condition that tends to kick in at the worst of times.
  • The Hedonist: Big time. He's a massive drunk who lives for drugs and sex.
    • One moment in season 2, Happy gives us a pretty good idea of the things Nick gets up to in his spare time.
    Happy: "That reminds me of when Sax tied sheets around his neck and told me to get into my safe space because he wanted quiet time."
  • Improvised Weapon User: He brutally and efficiently kills the mooks that come after him with whatever is at hand. It's probably easier to list what random items he hasn't used yet.
    • So far, he's used frying pans, fire extinguishers, a deep fryer, a Christmas tree topper, a trophy, a marble penis (there's a reason for this), a pair of kettlebells, etc. For a drunken jackass, he's pretty resourceful.
  • Made of Iron: Nick is unbelievably hard to kill. He considers himself Blessed with Suck due to his suicidal tendencies. In the span of only two episodes, he is shot, has a heart attack (brought on by the shock of being shot), is stabbed in the gut, jumps down an elevator shaft three stories and has his car t-boned by a truck with him in the driver's seat. He knows how to take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.
  • Professional Killer: He makes his living as a shady hitman and despite his appearances is very efficient at it.
  • Seen It All: With the exception of Happy, Nick has this attitude to the world around him. He's seen so many horrific things that being threatened with torture doesn't remotely bother him; the only things that surprise him are displays of genuine kindness from humanity.
  • Wedding Ring Removal: Did so before cheating on his wife in a flashback. Doing anything to keep his old wedding ring is a recurring trope for Nick.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Back when he was a cop, Nick was cheating on his wife with his partner Merry. His wife eventually found out and it was a major contributor to their divorce.
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    Happy 

Happy

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"I'm Happy!!! The happy happy horse!"
Portrayed By: Patton Oswalt

A goofy little blue unicorn with a relentlessly cheerful personality. Together, Happy and Nick Sax make the oddest of oddball buddy double acts.


  • Break the Cutie / Corrupt the Cutie: Downplayed. Ever since he met Nick Sax, Happy has had his faith in humanity shaken, unwittingly indulged in cocaine, cheated at poker, and killed another imaginary friend. However, he's still pretty upbeat by the season finale.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of the season, Happy is forced to leave Hailey in order for her to mature emotionally. He does however decide to stick around with Nick to become his imaginary friend.
  • The Conscience: He tries to act as a voice of reason to Nick and encourages him to do the right thing.
  • Imaginary Friend: He is Hailey's imaginary friend that Nick can see due to him being her father.
  • Innocent Inaccurate: Tends to misinterpret certain "adult" things, like strip clubs and dildos.
  • Innocence Lost: He becomes depressed after seeing how quickly people will descend into negativity following minor inconveniences. His moral trauma after killing for the first time is also so obvious that Nick can see it in his eyes.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Gets a nice blast of cocaine to the face during the card game, and goes haywire.
  • Love Is in the Air: Discovers late in the second season that he's a being like Orcus only instead of death he can make people passionately make love to each other.
  • Naturalized Name: His full name is Happilocus Imaginus.
  • Winged Unicorn: He's a tiny cartoon unicorn with wings.

    Blue/Orcus 

Francisco Scaramucci a.k.a. Blue a.k.a Orcus

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"The Don swore to me on the souls of his ancestors that I would get what's mine if I was patient and I want what I'm due. Everything."

Portrayed By: Ritchie Coster

A diabolical villain otherwise known as Blue. A man whose wealth and status as a legitimate businessman in the wine import trade support an increasingly profitable and highly illegal sideline. He is possessed by a demon named Orcus in Season 2 who frequently takes control of his body without his consent.


  • Abusive Parents: To his son, whose dog he threatens to kill merely for scratching itself. He had previously killed three dogs belonging to his son.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Blue has a much larger role than in the comic; his family life is seen and he's much more than the relatively simple crime lord he was in the comic.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: While he ends up getting sent to prison, he ultimately manages to obtain the "password" he so desires at the very end of the first season, seemingly gaining demonic powers. It turns out to be a subverted example, when, unfortunately for Blue, those powers came with the demon itself, who quickly begins taking control of Blue's body and shutting his consciousness out completely.
  • Bald of Evil: Blue is bald and as evil as they come.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a neat little goatee in addition to being a ruthless mobster.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Initially appears to be the Big Bad of Season 1, only for it to be revealed he is subordinate to Mr. Bug AKA Sonny Shine. Ultimately, all of his power and influence exists because Shine allows it and as soon as he fails him, he becomes a pathetic punching bag in prison. Orcus possessing him is the true big bag, even manipulating Sonny Shine.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ultimately becomes this in prison where he is frequently bullied and harassed by the other inmates and even becomes a victim of Prison Rape by the hands of his cellmate.
  • Cursed with Awesome: His demonic possession has granted him telekinetic powers and super strength but he also has no control of them and frequently blacks out as the demon takes full control of his body.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He threatens to kill his son's dog just for scratching itself excessively.
  • The Don: He's the biggest mob boss in New York.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Blue openly admits to having done "bad things", which includes but is not limited to child trafficking. Yet, he manages to take a twisted pride in refusing to stoop to one particular low: reality TV. He also shows a fair amount of discomfort with what he has to do for Mr. Bug, although he still does it. He laments having become an "errand boy for psychopaths".
  • Evil Uncle: Blue is, in fact, the one who ordered the hit on three of his four nephews.
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • Frequently speaks in a polite and calm voice and behaves in a relaxed manner even when he is threatening to have his son's dog killed.
    • Orcus behaves like this as well. Speaking like a distinguished English gentleman while brutally murdering and torturing other inmates.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses, and is pretty much a sociopath.
  • Genre Refugee: He's more or less the typical ruthless and sadistic mob boss archetype common in mafia movies or Film Noir. His rather realistic villainy stands in contrast to the more Ax-Crazy and over the top villains such as Smoothie and Sonny Shine and overall doesn't fit in with the chaotic and bizarre nature of the show.
  • Grand Theft Me: His attempt to take out Orcus by having his cellmate kill him backfires. His body survives but Blue's consciousness dies and Orcus is able to take complete control, and now he's out of prison.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: He orders the deaths of his nephews because he saw them as unworthy.
    "Those spray-tanned apes were a disgrace. They threaded their eyebrows, Isa. They waxed their armpits. I needed gangsters, and you gave me Spandau Ballet."
  • I Own This Town: The majority of police in New York are firmly under Blue's control, from beat cops to detectives to internal affairs. He can walk right onto a crime scene and tell the police there to scram and they'll politely do so. Even after he's arrested, he fully expects to be released soon and the prison guards treat him with respect.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives a pretty vicious one to his sister, openly blaming her for the deaths of her sons. For extra nerve, he's the one who had them killed.
    "Perhaps looking down from a 100 million feet up in the sky, our lord decided to take matters into his own hands. He said, this is not right. This is not the world that I labored for seven days to create. This is not what I wanted for the people for whom I sacrificed my own son to save. And so, Isabella, as is his way, God smote you. He took his revenge on you, tit for tat, killed your boys the way he killed those poor little Egyptian babies back in historical times. All because of the unfortunate choices made by a parent. It's not my fault. It's not even the hit man's fault. It's yours, Isabella. You. You killed them."
  • Spared by the Adaptation: By virtue of Adaptation Expansion, Blue survives his confrontation with Nick and ends up in prison.
  • Split Personality: The demon who possessed him appears to him in visions and often takes over his body during times of stress.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Prone to this quite often despite usually being very civil in tone. His outbursts hint at his true ruthless nature under his civilized facade.
    Blue:"No.No.No. You don't get it. I'm the grape... I'M THE GODDAMN GRAPE!"

    Gala (Responding to the doorbell ringing): "I'll go get it..."
    Blue: SIT DOWN!!!
    Gala: Sits down
  • Villainous Breakdown: Throws a massive child-like tantrum after being pushed around by Mr.Bug far too many times. He whines and complains about being an errand boy for psychopaths and hates the fact that he has no real power.
  • Villain Protagonist: Has his own storyline in Season 2 where he struggles with life as a prison inmate and has a demon as a split personality to deal with.

    Merry 

Det. Meredith "Merry" McCarthy

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"Hard to believe this piece of shit in front of me used to be the best detective in the whole department."
Portrayed By: Lili Mirojnick

Merry is a tough homicide detective in a man's world. She’s a good cop who's had to swallow her pride and give up her ideals to save her job and protect her elderly mother. Will the secrets of her past bring damnation - or redemption?


  • Dirty Cop: Is on Blue's payroll, but hates every minute of it. She gets kicked off the force between seasons.
  • Eager Rookie: Inverted and lampshaded. Merry points out, in a flashback, that she, the rookie, is supposed to be naive and idealistic, while Nick, the veteran, is supposed to be the cynical and jaded.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Particularly noticeable during the first season. Flashbacks to when she and Nick worked together show her with thick bangs which she doesn't have in the present day scenes. She spends most of the season with her hair tied back and only lets it down after her mother's death. By the second season she's cut it to a shoulder-length bob.
  • Fallen Hero: Like Nick, she was once a damn good cop. Now she's corrupt and full of self-loathing. She redeems herself to help save Hailey, but is quickly kicked off the force.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Not friends, per se, given their...history, but she comes to respect Amanda's determination and toughness, and openly says so to Nick.
  • String Theory: In season two, a good portion of her living room is covered in strings and items related to her continued investigation of Sonny Shine.
  • The Unfettered: After her mother dies, Blue no longer has any leverage over Merry. Her mother's final words suggesting that Blue was responsible for her hero cop father's death only further motivates her to fight against him.

    Amanda 

Amanda Hansen

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"She's my daughter! She's all I've got! You've got to save her!"
Portrayed By: Medina Senghore

A strong single mother, Amanda's world is shattered when her daughter is kidnapped. Amanda will stop at nothing to bring Hailey home, but in order to save her Amanda will have to confront demons of her own.


  • Action Mom: Gets involved in an overarching plot including police corruption, hitmen, the mafia, and a cabal of child traffickers in order to get her daughter back.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses cooking spray and literally anything not nailed down in the kitchen to help Nick fight off the ax-wielding hitmen invading her apartment.
  • The Determinator: She will find her daughter, no matter what kind of crazy shit she has to see or go through and was even willing to get her ex-husband's mistress for help.
  • Flat Character: Has very little characterization outside of being a determined mother who wants to protect her daughter.
    • Averted in Season 2, where her trauma from Mr. Bug's orgy is clearly taking a toll on her and affecting her personality.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Has no qualms about threatening to run a messenger's fingers through the spokes of a moving motorcycle wheel to get answers out of him.
  • Mama Bear: Will do whatever it takes to save Hailey.
    • Even shooting Sonny Shine
  • Not So Different: A rather dark example between her and Nick. In season 2, her trauma from her visit to Shine Tower pushes her towards self-destructive behaviors the same way Nick's experiences as a detective worn him down and pushed him into the same behaviors.
  • Trauma Button: In the second season anything related to Sonny Shine, since she knows what he's really like. Hard for her especially since she's a nurse for a pediatric dentist. Leads to her nearly drowning a child and getting fired in season two.
  • Working with the Ex: More like working with the ex's mistress.

    Smoothie 

Smoothie

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"I am going to remove your penis, in thin slices. Like salami."
Portrayed By: Patrick Fischler

The twisted henchman of Mr. Blue, Smoothie's depravity is matched only by his bizarre interrogation techniques.


  • Bad People Abuse Animals: That poor, poor hamster.
  • Black Comedy Animal Cruelty: See above.
  • Body Horror: He shows Nick Sax, much to his horror the reason he is called Smoothie. Smoothie has no genitalia, the reason behind this is never elaborated on but Nick is both shocked and horrified.
    • "A Friend of Death" implied that he emasculated himself as a child and displayed his severed body parts at his school's science fair.
  • Cold Ham: As Hailey points out, he quite obviously loves to hear himself speak, offering up terrifying threats and sarcastic insults in a dispassionate, deadpan voice, randomly mingled with resentful rumination upon his own miserable life experiences.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: He gaslights and manipulates Hailey in Season 2 to groom her into Sonny Shine's assassin.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Every so often he needs to take a break to enjoy some "Smoothie Time"... which involves things like, say, torturing a handcuffed and gagged door-to-door evangelist in the bathroom.
  • The Dragon: As well as a torturer, Smoothie serves as Mr. Blue's right-hand man and does just about any job asked of him. With Blue in prison in season two, Smoothie becomes this for Sonny Shine instead.
  • Eunuchs Are Evil: A sadistic torturer who has no penis.
  • Eye Scream: Merry shoots him in the eye towards the end of season one. By season two, the damaged eye has been replaced by a bright red one that occasionally moves on its own.
  • Off with His Head!: In the second season finale the newly-resurrected Nick removes Smoothie's head with his bare hands and leaves it in a display of Halloween pumpkins.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Openly disdains one of the kidnapped kids and denies him cake because was fat, and congratulates another for getting "top marks", "because you are Asian."
  • Torture Technician: Smoothie's talents revolve mainly around causing pain. He boasts that he can break most people in less than a day.
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    Hailey 

Hailey

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"It's ok, he'll come save me, I know it."
Portrayed By: Bryce Lorenzo

Happy's friend and daughter of Amanda and Nick, Hailey's abduction by Very Bad Santa kicks off the plot of the first season.


  • Break the Cutie: Her ordeal during the first season is definitely this.
    • The second season escalates this to a Tear Jerker level.
  • Cute Bruiser: Smashes a snow globe in Very Bad Santa's face just as he's about to lobotomize her with a drill.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Hailey and the other abducted children are dressed in costumes and make up, Hailey's looking like something out of "Toddlers and Tiaras".
  • Laser Guided Tyke Bomb: Is groomed to be Sonny Shine's assassin, thanks to Smoothie's manipulation.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Nick Sax is her dad and, while he never knew about her before her kidnapping, Hailey knew about him through old photos.
  • Mouthy Kid: Repeatedly backtalks Smoothie in the "classroom," to his consternation.
  • Plucky Girl: Continues holding out hope that Happy and her dad will save her, and inspires the other kids to join her in a (failed) escape plan.
  • Trauma Button: As a result of her ordeal during the first season, it's anything related to Christmas. The Catholic school bullies take full advantage of it as does Smoothie.

    Very Bad Santa 

Very Bad Santa

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"I can see you..."
Portrayed By: Joseph D. Reitman

A maniac who dresses like Santa Claus and kidnaps children.


  • Addled Addict: His insanity is worsened by his meth habit, which furthers his delusions.
  • Badass Santa: Despite his villain status, he is a very capable combatant.
  • Bad Santa: Very Bad.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He doesn't actually kill anyone. Instead he takes "good" children and ensures they stay good children forever...by lobotomizing them. Although chances are he messed up a few times with his procedure.
  • Monster Sob Story: He's the son of a Department Store Santa who'd been secretly molesting children. When his father was lynched by the rest of the department store staff, he was institutionalized and came out a Christmas-obsessed monster. He'd be a tragic figure if he didn't do some terrible things to innocent children.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He was a messed-up kid who didn't want to grow up. Emotionally he's still a child.
  • Together in Death: After he dies, his imaginary friend finds him and comforts him.
  • Twisted Christmas: Oh, yes.

    Sonny Shine/Mr. Bug 

Louis Sheinberg a.k.a. Sonny Shine a.k.a Mr. Bug

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"I am the future!"
Portrayed By: Christopher Fitzgerald

The host of Hailey's favorite children's show.


  • Attention Whore: Much of his behavior is driven by an intensely obsessive need to remain famous.
  • Badass Boast: " I AM THE FUTURE!!! "
  • Big Bad: He is the criminal mastermind that Mr. Blue answers to. Heavily implied in season 2 that he himself answers to the Wishees.
  • Blackmail: His main weapon to get what he wants. He blackmailed Dayglo Doug into giving him his public access show via a video of Doug dressed as a Nazi, and Doug himself reveals that Sonny had gotten him high on airplane glue to do so. He later blackmailed the head of his TV network into airing his Easter commercial with he had a video of the executive committing cannibalism.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Dresses in bright colors and brilliant sequins. But his soul and actions are as black as night.
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host: He uses his public performances as a way to gather children into large groups and have any kid who wanders from adult supervision kidnapped.
  • Famous Last Words: See Badass Boast and Madness Mantra.
  • From Nobodyto Nightmare: Before becoming famous, he was just an overgrown fanboy of Dayglo Doug's Power Hour. But then he met the Wishees, who helped him blackmail Dayglo Doug into retiring, take control of the Power Hour, and establish his own criminal empire.
  • Human Traffickers: Part of his criminal empire involves trafficking children as "gifts" for clients.
  • Karma Houdini: In season one. Despite the fact that Merry knows full well who he is, his status as well as a lack of evidence tying him to the missing children and him having the police in his back pocket means that he is legally untouchable and gets away at the end.
  • Living a Double Life: In public, he's Sonny Shine, the bubbly, flamboyant star of a popular children's TV show. In private, he's Mr. Bug, presiding over some truly depraved, otherworldly orgies in a creepy black beetle fetish suit, trafficking children to wealthy pedophiles, and blackmailing anyone in his way to get what he wants.
  • Madness Mantra: See Badass Boast, above.
  • Promoted to Opening Credits: After recurring in the first season he's promoted to regular for season 2.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He comes off like a spoiled, overgrown teenager at times.
    • He has a statue of himself at his mansion that has an outrageously large penis.
    • Dayglo Doug reveals he was an overgrown fanboy of his old show; something that Doug admitted had creeped him out.
    • When Orcus has him watch an opera singer and tries to explain what she's singing about, Shine is playing a mobile game on his phone and gets annoyed when Orcus takes the phone away.
  • Secret Identity: Happens to be Mr. Bug, the creepy, orgy-holding boss that Blue, of all people, is terrified of.
  • Sissy Villain: He's an overly-effeminate TV personality who also happens to be a child trafficker and blackmailer.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The beloved star of a wildly popular kid's show. And unfortunately, despite his heinous crimes, Merry acknowledges that he's just too rich, powerful, and influential to bring down...for now.

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Recurring

    Isabella 

Isabella Scaramucci

Portrayed By: Debi Mazar

Blue's older sister and Reality TV star.


    Disco Mikey 

Michelangelo Scaramucci aka "Disco Mikey"

Portrayed By: Gus Halper

Isabella's youngest son, recently back from the Old Country. The only one to survive the massacre that kills his brothers...sort of.


  • Big Eater: Is very hungry post-zombification. Including for menses-infused pasta sauce and raw ground meat.
  • Black Speech: After his unexpected "resurrection," he speaks in a terrifying demonic voice when feeling cornered.
  • Break the Cutie: While in Italy he was exposed to some dark family secrets. He's not the same kid who went to Italy in the first place.
  • Came Back Wrong: He rises from the dead as some kind of demon-possessed zombie.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Starts doing so constantly after resurrecting as a zombie.
  • Demonic Possession: Certainly seems that way after returning from the dead.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Whatever he said to that immigrant priest in the confessional, it's enough to cause the poor man to lose his faith, throw off his collar, and run away with the contents of the church's donation box.
  • Living MacGuffin: He knows a password that is the key to some hidden secrets. Blue wants the secrets, while rival gangs just want whoever knows the password dead to keep it from getting out.
  • Secret Keeper: The Old Don gave him some forbidden knowledge. Knowing hasn't been good for his mental health.
  • Voice of the Legion: He sometimes suddenly starts speaking Latin in a deep, demonic voice, post-zombification.

    Assunta 

Assunta

Portrayed By: Antonia Rey

An elderly Sicilian lady who performs fortune readings and folk magic...so long as she gets hamburgers.


  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Besides the meat, tomatoes, and spices, her additions to Isabella's sauce recipe to attract her son's soul back is a mother's love and determination...and her own menstrual blood.
  • Comically Small Bribe: After Mikey's return from the dead, she refuses to let Isabella back in her apartment...until Isabella holds up a "hamburger bag."
  • Eye of Newt: Her rituals involve odd "ingredients," like cigarette ash, TV static, red yarn, and...menses-infused pasta sauce.
  • Food as Bribe: Loves her hamburger bags.
  • Fortune Teller: What Isabella knows her as.
  • Functional Magic: Despite Isabella's frustrations, Assunta's folk magic works, albeit in ways that aren't readily apparent.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her sauce ritual was intended to free Mikey's soul from purgatory, as she assumed. She never expected it to attract him back in real life.
  • Not-So-Phony Psychic: Her fortunes turn out to be quite accurate.
  • The Old Country: Is basically a perfect example of this.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction to seeing Mikey returned from the dead...and apparently carrying something dark along with him. Season 2 quickly confirms that she knew exactly what that dark something was and knew exactly how to keep it contained.
  • Talking to the Dead: Her fortune ritual involves her calling out to her deceased Mama and Nonna via the...television static.

    Le Dic 

Le Dic

Portrayed By: Michael Maize

An arms dealer acquainted with Nick, who engages him in a high stakes game of poker.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: For all his talk of "honor," he meekly begs for his life after Nick guns down the rest of the poker group.
  • Fingore: When he struggles to remove the wedding band he briefly won from Nick, Nick assists him...with a cigar cutter.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: His license plate reads "Lediculous."
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes he can't remove Nick's wedding band.

    Gala 

Gala Scaramucci

Portrayed By: Carly Sullivan

Blue's much younger wife, and Gerry's mother.


  • Killed Offscreen: Season 2 confirms she died when Gerry triggered an explosion in their house.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: After Nick uses her and Gerry as a human shield she tells him to pass on to Blue that she wants a divorce.
  • Trophy Wife: It's readily apparent that this marriage isn't based in love.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The bald, goateed, shortish, weaselly-looking Blue has clearly married out of his league.

    Gerry 

Gerry Scaramucci

Portrayed By: Dante Pereira-Olson

Blue's violence-loving son who briefly comes into possession of Happy.


  • Batter Up!: Menacingly walks around smiling with a baseball bat as Happy takes part in the Russian Roulette between the imaginary friends.
  • Cute and Psycho: A supposedly adorable child who cold-bloodedly murders imaginary friends.
  • Enfant Terrible: Is a burgeoning little psychopath, thanks no small part to his father.
  • Killed Offscreen: Season 2 confirms that he died with his mother after pressing the detonator that blew up the house.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction as Happy escapes and kills his own imaginary friend, Raspberry.
  • Slasher Smile: When he is torturing poor, unfortunate imaginaries.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The kid is obsessed with violence, expresses an interest in becoming a hitman when he grows up, considers the massacre of his father's goons he witnessed at his house to be the "best Christmas ever," and enjoys torturing, crucifying, and forcing kidnapped imaginary friends to play Russian Roulette.

    Raspberry 

Raspberry

Voiced By: Billy West

Gerry's magenta-colored Cerberus/dog-like imaginary friend who helps him ensnare imaginary victims to torment.


  • Animal Motifs: Is a Cerberus, a guardian to the gates of Hades... which is apparently the Scaramucci household.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seeks out vulnerable new members to entice into Gerry's clutches by pretending to be kind and warming towards them.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets speared by Happy's horn as the little blue unicorn fights his way to Nick.
  • Killed Off for Real: Technically, it's Killed Off For Imaginary.
  • Morality Pet: He could be the only imaginary that Gerry doesn't torture or abuse cruelly.
  • Multiple Head Case: Is a three-headed dog, with each head having a difference appearance, voice, and speaking style.
  • Russian Roulette: Forces Happy and poor Captain Pancake to play.
  • Slasher Smile: When about to crucify Happy on the wall with the other crucified imaginary friends.

     Bebe DeBarge 

Bebe DeBarge

Portrayed By: Ann-Margaret

A famous actress who Nick is a huge fan of. She's also Sonny Shine's wife.


  • Cool Old Lady: She's a more eccentric example than most, but she's shown to be pretty laid-back and friendly, even trying to give Happy well-meaning advice about life.
  • Lady Drunk: Has a drink in hand throughout her first scenes, the piano in her house is littered with bottles of booze, and she makes an overt reference to absinthe. As a result, she can see Happy.
  • May–December Romance: She's got a few decades on her current husband Sonny Shine.
  • Serial Spouse: Is currently on her seventh marriage. She keeps her previous engagement rings strung on a pearl necklace.

    The Wishees 

The Wishees

The supporting characters in Sonny Shine's Power Hour, which are actually minions of Orcus who are manipulating Sonny and plotting to kill him.


  • Alien Blood: Their "blood" is a neon pinkish-purple substance that moves on its own. Merry and Dayglo Doug speculate that the blood is trying to return to its host after she removed a sample of it.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Throughout history, Orcus and the Wishees have arranged for the rise to great fame of numerous figures (Lincoln, JFK, John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr., Amelia Earhart, Gandhi, and Princess Diana among them) and then arranged for them to die suddenly, in order to feed off the world's resulting despair.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Underneath the suits Sonny dressed them in they're vaguely human-shaped lumps of sticky pink flesh.
  • Expy: The character suits vaguely resemble the Teletubbies.
  • The Faceless: Their true forms have no faces, or any sort of identifying features.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Vaguely human shaped with identifiable arms and legs, that's about where the resemblance ends though.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Are this for Sonny. Dayglo Doug claims Sonny was a nobody until he met the Wishees, at which point his career took off.
  • Telepathy: How they communicate with each other and Sonny Shine.
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