- Badass Bookworm
- Big Eater
- Beneficial Disease
- Celibate Hero
- Experienced Protagonist: The first book starts a year after Cal got his parasite and he has already hunted down his past girlfriends.
- Fish out of Water: Implied after he came to New York from Texas.
- Lemony Narrator: Is one of these the most obvious case for it is the fact that every even numbered chapter talks about parasites instead of the story.
- Southern-Fried Genius: Definitely, Cal knows a ton about parasites.
- They Do: With Cal after she becomes a peep.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Minerva winds up infecting him.
- Jumped at the Call
- Magical And Muggle Love Triangle: He has this choice between Pearl and Minerva.
- Jumped at the Call: Can't wait to start a band.