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Sheriff William "Bill" Pardy

Played By: Nathan Fillion

  • Oh, Crap!: When he finds an infected deer eating human corpses in the police station.
    "Fuck me."


Starla Grant

Played By: Elizabeth Banks



Mayor Jackson "Jack" McReady

Played By: Gregg Henry

  • Large Ham: Gregg Henry is enjoying himself immensely. Jack is a very exuberant, melodramatic fellow. Well, he is a politician.
  • Noble Bigot: He uses casually offensive and politically incorrect language, but he doesn't treat a 'lesbo' any differently.


Grantham "Grant" Grant

Played By: Michael Rooker


Kylie Strutemyer

Played By: Tania Saulnier

  • Mental Fusion: When she inadvertently bites down on one of Grant's slugs while it's trying to worm inside her, she's given a glimpse of his past conquests and his plans for Earth.
  • Ms. Exposition: Due to the Mental Fusion, she's the one who explains Grant's motivations.


Walter "Wally" Whale

Played By: Don Thompson


Brendadetta "Brenda" Gutierrez

Played By: Brenda James

  • Body Horror: What Grant does to her is truly horrific.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She's married with a baby, but tries to have an affair with Grant (who she knows is also married).


Shelby Cunningham

Played By: Jenna Fischer


Margaret Hooper

Played By: Jennifer Copping

  • Bury Your Gays: She's a lesbian, and dies. To be fair, pretty much everyone but Bill, Starla and Kylie die.


Trevor Carpenter

Played By: Haig Sutherland

    The Parasite 

Parasite Grant

Played By: Michael Rooker, Don Thompson

  • Bald of Evil: After infecting the bald Grant.
  • Big Bad: The alien menace that seeks to infect everyone in the town.
  • Body Horror: He does his best to keep his host together, but his own biology is against him and soon he distorts into a revolting squid-like creature.
  • Catchphrase: The Parasite tends to greet people with, "Hey there, killer", which seems inherited from Grant.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Grant was prone to jealousy, and as the Parasite inherited his memories, this trait manifests tenfold.
  • Hive Mind: He directly controls every living thing he's infected.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The Parasite eats meat, any and all meat.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He jumps from planet to planet, infecting and devouring entire species. It's what he intends to do on earth.
    "I'll keep growing till I'm everywhere. 'Till I'm all that is."
  • Orifice Invasion: How he infects others.
  • Planetary Parasite: He takes over a planet, infects everyone until they change into a super-organism, then launches seeds at a planet to repeat the cycle.

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