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Skid and Pump

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Skid (left) and Pump (right).

The protagonists of Spooky Month, these jolly children are the best of friends who share the same obsession with Halloween. They roam their town to make the most out of every Spooky Month, running into all sorts of strange people and creatures on their nights out.

  • Achievement In Ignorance: They're able to constantly flee from many dangerous situations without being aware of them in the first place.
  • All-Loving Hero: Unless they realize that they're facing an irredeemable bad guy who only wants to hurt them, Skid and Pump treat everyone they meet with kindness, and have even been able to befriend more Affably Evil crooks like Frank, or horrifying monsters like the Eyes of the Universe. They also don't seem to hold any grudges against the Hatzgang for their bullying, and gladly agree to donate some of their Halloween candy for Robert's sick sister.
  • Born Lucky: The universe itself almost seems to bend in the kids' favor sometimes, when their ignorance really should've gotten them killed or abducted a long time ago.
    • They have a genuinely friendly relationship with the local kidnapper Frank, who gives them sedative-free ice cream with no strings attached. They're also spared from being bludgeoned and kidnapped by the Monster Clown, who offers them an unintelligible joke instead.
    • A man in the spooky mansion trapped and cornered the boys with malicious, probably perverted intent, only for them to be inadvertently saved by a dwelling Eldritch Abomination snatching them with his tentacles and scaring the creep off. And that aforementioned abomination surprisingly turns out to be very nice to the two boys, despite looking like he wanted to eat them or do something worse at first.
    • Moloch puts up with the kids locking him in an attic for two years, only breaking out when he possesses a human body with intent to murder them, and ends up having a lapse in judgement that leads to accidentally killing himself.
    • Dexter has Lila and the kids cornered in the attic, only for the mannequin to fall on him, giving them time to get away and plan his ultimate defeat.
    • Bob fails to look both ways before crossing the street while chasing Skid and Pump, and is instantly run over by a police car. While it doesn't kill him, it stuns him long enough for the boys, Lila and Jaune to take refuge in John's and Jack's car while they finish the job.
  • Cartoon Physics: The two can vanish into thin air, warp to wherever they want and cause all manner of cartoon mayhem. Comparatively, everyone else, including various monsters, suffer actual bodily consequences over the course of the shorts.
  • Cheerful Child: These two boys are incredibly hyperactive and friendly to everyone.
  • Children Are Innocent: While they enjoy age-inappropriate activities like watching violent horror movies, they are otherwise quite naïve kids who constantly stumble into risky and dangerous situations; usually with cheerful and enthusiastic obliviousness, and are often none the wiser about how much serious trouble they've gotten themselves into.
  • Christmas in July: Spooky Month (AKA Halloween) can be any night of the month the two decide, something Lila supports to keep them happy. This is seemingly averted in the first short when Lila announces it's November and shows she is clearly ready for Christmas, until the boys determine that November is "the spooky before Christmas" and proceed to dance happily.
  • Comically Missing the Point: They often fail to recognize whenever they're in a dangerous situation, one notable exception being when they encounter Roy's uncle.
    Lila: NO! IT HAS A KNIFE!
    (Beat as Skid, Pump, and the Happy Fella turn to Lila)
    Pump: He's getting us in trouble with my sister again!note 
  • Critical Existence Failure: Played for Laughs when they meet the Candy Dealer, who offhandedly mentions the hospital and the duo decide they want to visit it, promptly dying on the spot. A few scenes later, they come back to life on a hospital bed ready to run around again.
  • Expressive Mask: Their Halloween masks are just as emotive as the kids wearing them, and since we haven't seen either moving without their costumes, they might as well be their actual faces.
  • Fearless Fool: They're outright oblivious to anything that can be dangerous to them, getting right in the faces of dangerous people when trying to befriend them because they don't know any better.
  • Free-Range Children: Their respective guardians allow Skid and Pump to walk around the town by themselves, apparently unaware of some of the crazier misadventures they have (like interacting with all sorts of creepy and suspicious strangers).
  • Horrible Judge of Character: They both have a strong tendency to trust everyone they meet, including rather untrustworthy bullies, criminals, and monsters who often have malicious intentions. The only exception to this was when they met Roy's uncle, whom they correctly guessed to be an evil stranger who wanted to hurt them.
  • Howling to the Night: "The Friend Call", which is Skid howling a monstrous roar into the sky to bring Pump over to him.
  • Idiot Hero: Neither of them act too bright most of the time, as they are both incredibly naïve Fearless Fools who often engage in risky activities just for fun (up to and including interacting with Obviously Evil people).
  • Leitmotif: From "The Stars" and onward, whenever the boys are up to their antics, "Scary Swings", a manic and jolly piano theme, plays.
  • Loafing in Full Costume: Their Halloween costumes are basically their regular attire for the whole year, with only family photos showing them without their masks.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Whenever they're about to do an activity together, they start saying "Let's [go do whatever just came to their minds]".
  • Nice Guy: They are polite and kindhearted to everyone they meet... even if those people are dangerous.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Aside from their mutual fondness for violent horror movies that are not meant for children, they both seem to generally enjoy nightmarish concepts, based on their drawings in "Deadly Smiles". Skid drew himself, Pump, and the Happy Fella doll getting possessed by Moloch, while Pump drew them getting their souls sucked out by the Eyes of the Universe.
  • Only Friend: To each other; not out of loneliness, but because no one else is as crazy as they are.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Skid and Pump aren't their actual names, but rather nicknames, and they are only ever referred to by either that or some variation of "those two kids". Sr. Pelo has at least statedinvoked that the first three letters of Pump's name are "Wil-".
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Whenever Skid and Pump shed their usual rambunctious, happy-go-lucky attitudes and get scared like other people, you know things have gotten really serious.
    • Skid and Pump become genuinely frightened when they get locked in the house on the hill with Roy's Creepy Uncle.
      Pump: Oh no! It's the stranger...
      Skid: This is not spooky, it's a scary!
    • When Dexter insults Lila, Skid and Pump actually become mad, calling him out for his rudeness towards them while missing the full picture, requiring Lila to pull them away when Dexter pulls out a knife.
    • Skid and Pump along with Lila are genuinely dumbfounded when Jaune comes with another Happy Fella doll.
    • When Bob attacks them in the car, Skid and Pump get mad, but once again miss the point by saying Bob has no right to be mad at them for winning their "game of hide-and-seek".
    • After being found by Lila and Jaune, when seeing that Bob was slowly following them with knives they slowly begin to realize that Bob is an actual threat and become more cautious around him. When he gets on top of the police car they're riding in after he was rammed into and shot multiple times, they're actually screaming in fear along with everyone else.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Exaggerated; Skid and Pump are both about elementary school age, but are shorter than the Happy Fella doll.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Whenever they're out together, their minds are practically synchronized to come up with the same ideas on the spot.
  • Too Dumb to Live: If it weren't for the fact that a combination of heavy Plot Armor, Rule of Funny, and sheer dumb luck have frequently saved them from many dangerous situations that they keep obliviously stumbling into, then they likely would've joined the worryingly increasing ranks of local missing children and townsfolk.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Skid and Pump love candy in general. So much so that the boys often make an excited trip to the Candy Club to pick up some treats before heading home, screwing with Kevin in some way on their way out. They usually purchase Candy Cans, which are bags full of candy.
  • Wacky Sound Effect: Almost any time they run by each other's side, expect to hear metal crashing against metal while they sprint at comically high speeds.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite living in a rather crapsack town filled with both mundane and supernatural horrors, Skid and Pump have an undyingly optimistic attitude towards life, and they tend to assume the best intentions even from the worst people. This likely comes from a combination of being both naïvely ignorant and insanely lucky, as they have yet to really suffer anything truly terrible happening to them despite multiple close calls with mortal peril.

"Pump! It's-a Spooky Month!"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A young boy in a skeleton costume, Skid lives with his mother Lila in a suburban neighborhood, preparing to celebrate Spooky Month (which can be any month they decide) with his best friend as soon as nightfall comes.

  • Ambiguously Human: Seems to be completely human, but his unseen father is implied to have been part of a cult, and he's completely unaffected by the Eyes of the Universe.
  • Bait-and-Switch Silhouette: Done twice by Skid.
    • In "It's spooky month", he's introduced sitting in a dark room lit only by a computer screen, slowly swivels his chair to face the viewer with an eerie smile and stare, only for the lights to instantly turn on and he loudly starts goofing off.
    • In "The Stars", he confronts two burglars in his home. In the darkness, he looks like an incredibly creepy and realistic looking skeleton, scaring the beejezus out of the crooks, but cheerily greets them when they shine a light on him and he returns to normal.
  • Berserk Button: Yelling at Lila is a very good way to make Skid angry, as the Dexter-possessed Happy Fella learns.
  • Failed a Spot Check: He apparently never noticed that his Happy Fella was possessed.
    Skid: Uhh, Pump, what did we learn today?
    Pump: That ugly possessed dolls are mean and they don't want to play with us?
    Skid: Possessed? What?
  • Fingerless Hands: His costume doesn't have any digits in the gloves, unlike Pump's, so his hands are always portrayed as either balls or mitten hands unless he needs fingers for something.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Pictures of Skid without his mask show he has the same bob-like haircut as his mom, with hers going down the shoulder and his stopping at the neck. Lila purposefully styles her hair like Skid's because them having the same haircut makes him happy.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He and Pump are awful at telling when something means them harm, but he's just as oblivious to danger even without Pump around to help him have fun.
    • Two burglars skulking inside his house in the middle of the night? He rationalizes it as them in the house because it's a Spooky Month.
    • His reaction to Moloch the demon still inside his attic roaring murder and banging on the floor? Insists he's his friend to his mom, who thinks Moloch is a rat. When the Moloch-possessed Dexter later attacks the duo, he refuses to believe that Moloch is right in his face because he just looks like some lame guy in a yellow suit, not "red and cool" like how he remembers him, not getting the memo that he just possessed someone's body and is about to kill him. When Moloch eventually accidentally snaps his neck attempting to invoke Exorcist Head, Skid's only reply is, "See? It's not him!"
  • Idiot Hero: Somewhat justified due to his age. But even then, he's a bit dimmer than his friend Pump, believing the possessed Dexter to not be Moloch. This ends up working in his favor when he and Pump inadvertently make Moloch defeat himself. He also failed to notice that his Happy Fella doll was possessed by Dexter the whole time.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Almost everyone, including Pump, can't look upon the Eyes of the Universe without being left catatonic and their minds broken for a while. Skid however can stare at Eyes directly and be no worse for wear afterwards.
  • Portmanteau: Skid's nickname comes from combining "Skeleton" with "Kid".
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Photos of him reveal that he has a bob haircut, which he seems to have inherited from Lila.

    Wil- "Pump" Wonder
"Let's burn it to see if it screams."
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

Skid's best friend in the neighborhood, Pump Wonder shares the same love for Halloween and dresses himself up with a suit and a pumpkin mask. Not much is known about him besides his close bond to Skid's family.

  • Alliterative Name: His surname is "Wonder" and his given first name evidently starts with Wil-.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He seems to be this to Susie, based on her general attitude towards him and how he pranks her in "Tender Treats".
  • Childish Tooth Gap: His pumpkin mask creates the illusion of one, but photos of him reveal that he actually is missing a tooth in his top set of teeth.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He prefers to go by Pump rather than his real name, replacing the three letters of it Susie spelt out on a card to his mom with his nickname.
  • Given Name Reveal: Downplayed. In a picture Sr. Pelo posted for Mother's Day, Susie writes out part of Pump's actual name, "Wil-", on a card to their mom before Pump scribbles it out and replaces it with his nickname.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Photos of Pump's dad and one of his grandfather when his dad graduated college show them both with the same poofy hairstyle, complete with the same swoop in the back and a stray pointy tuft on the left side. Other photos of Pump without his costume show he also has the same hairstyle, including the tuft.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Pump's nickname is a shortening of "Pumpkin".
  • Occult Blue Eyes: After gazing upon the Eyes of the Universe, Pump's eyes turn big and teal for a short period of time. After being threatened by Moloch in "Unwanted Guest", his eyes turn teal again, only returning to normal after Moloch offs himself. Dexter's notes mention Pump's eyes turning teal around him a few times offscreen, implying they act up around the supernatural. His eyes also glow teal during the final encounter with Bob in "Tender Treats", hinting that Bob may be more than just a simple serial killer.
  • Pumpkin Person: His mask of choice is a pumpkin, which he wears nearly all year round.
  • Running Gag: Pump tends to show up at Skid's house from basically out of nowhere when summoned.
    • In "It's spooky month", he's already at Skid's house within seconds of being called, standing outside with a blank smile. Pump does this again in "Tender Treats", showing up on Skid's doorstep before he's able to hang up the call.
    • In "The Stars", Skid calls him over the phone and you can spot him hurl himself from beyond the horizon in the sky, soar across the whole neighborhood and land in front of Skid.
    • In "Unwanted Guest", he rises from a grave planted in Skid's yard to suggest they go to the mall together.
    • The only episode this doesn't happen is "Deadly Smiles", as Skid comes to his house, with Pump waiting for him.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: After buying a Happy Fella from the mall, his first suggestion to Skid is "burn it to see if it screams". Considering the dolls are haunted, he may have been onto something, and burning the Happy Fella is actually the solution to dealing with it in "Deadly Smiles".
  • Touched by Vorlons: After gazing upon the Eyes of the Universe, Pump gained an ability to sense the supernatural, with him quickly realizing that Moloch was possessing Dexter and that Dexter was in turn possessing the Happy Fella.
  • Vocal Evolution: Pump's voice started out just as high pitched as Skid's, but each short makes his voice a little deeper on top of giving him a strange, nasally accent.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: From "The Stars" onwards, Pump talks in a weird mashup between an American accent and Sr. Pelo's native Mexican accent.

Skid's and Pump's Families

"Hey, kids! Where you've been?"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo ("It's spooky month", flashback in "Tender Treats"), Elsie Lovelock ("The Stars" onwards)

Skid's single mother, who always seems to find herself in mortal danger during the nights of Spooky Month. In any case she's nothing but loving and supportive of Skid, his best friend, and their favorite holiday.

  • Action Mom:
    • "Unwanted Guest": Her first reaction to seeing Moloch is to run for a ruler and swing it over his face, although it only served to piss him off even more. She managed to survive a whole night against the demon anyways, though only because Skid and Pump came home just in time to distract him.
    • "Deadly Smiles": She pulls the kids out of danger when discovering that the Happy Fella is an Ax-Crazy possessed doll, and quickly formulates a plan to take him out which ended with him melting in the oven.
    • "Tender Treats": When Bob attacks her again, she quickly stuns him with lemon, pepper, and some quickly fried-up bacon. However, she spends more time hiding from Bob while he's in her house, and spends the rest of the episode on the defensive from him.
  • And Call Him "George": Upon seeing that Skid is safe from Bob, she forcefully hugs him until Skid starts choking.
  • Butt-Monkey: She tends to suffer this Running Gag of being attacked by (or at least trapped in her house with) the Villain of the Week in every episode, usually receiving some mental and/or physical trauma.
    • In the first episode ("It's spooky month"), she was taken hostage at knifepoint by Bob Velseb, who is ready to slash her throat open until she offers him candy, letting her go and doing the Spooky Dance. Unsurprisingly enough, he returns in "Tender Treats" for another attempt on her life.
    • In "The Stars", she was left alone with two burglars, which took a whole Noodle Incident to resolve before the duo is finally arrested by the time the kids get back home. Though at least as far as we know, those burglars didn't make any attempt to injure or kill her.
    • In "Unwanted Guest", she's chased around the house and gets beaten up by the Moloch-possessed Dexter for presumably a couple hours after he breaks out of the attic, only saved from suffering horrific torture by his hands when the kids get home.
    • Subverted in "Deadly Smiles". This time, Skid and Pump are also around when the Dexter-possessed Happy Fella is in Lila's house, and her main goal is protecting them, even succeeding at defeating him through her own plans.
  • Characterization Marches On: She was much more goofy and eccentric in her first appearance given the nature of the first Spooky Month short. Somewhat lampshaded in "Tender Treats" when after getting Bob arrested for trying to murder her, her first instinct is to giggle and continue doing the Spooky Dance.
  • Christmas in July: Just as guilty of it as Skid with Halloween, she's already set and dressed up for Christmas on November 1st in "It's spooky month". One of Dexter's notes also has him complain about her giving Skid a "Halloween gift" on Christmas.
  • Damsel in Distress: Lila tends to get attacked and victimized by the Villain of the Week in each episode. In the first episode, Bob Velseb held her at knifepoint and almost slashed her throat, just before Skid reminded them to celebrate Spooky Month. Later in the third episode, Moloch grabs Lila and nearly kills her, right before the boys open the door and draw his attention.
  • Damsel out of Distress: However, Lila is sometimes able to get herself out of the villain's clutches. She successfully fought off the Happy Fella and even defeated him via roasting him in the oven with the kids' help. She was also able to narrowly escape from Bob in their second encounter by assaulting him with food in the kitchen, including sizzling-hot bacon to burn his belly.
  • Dark Secret: Heavily implied to be hiding something about Skid's father. It's also quite concerning that she'd been apparently holding on to her mother's rotting corpse.
  • First-Name Basis: She is always referred as "Lila" by other characters, leaving her, and by extent, Skid's last name unknown. This is especially noticeable when Mr. Wonder, Susie, and John refer to her as "Ms. Lila" instead of something along the lines of "Skid's Mom" or "Ms. (Last Name)".
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She has purple hair and is usually dressed in purple clothing, which matches her friendly and motherly persona.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: The series' outlines are in dark purple rather than black, meaning every black-haired character is visually purple (the exception being Lila, whose hair actually is purple, and is a much lighter shade to distinguish it as such).
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Pictures of Skid without his mask show he has the same bob-like haircut as his mom, with hers going down the shoulder and his stopping at the neck. Lila purposefully styles her hair like Skid's because them having the same haircut makes him happy.
  • Iconic Outfit: Lila has a new outfit every short, but the one most associated with her is her original purple dress and matching arm warmers. In other official materiel, she's usually depicted in this outfit, such as the advertisement for the second edition of the Skid and Pump plushies or the official OST for "Unwanted Guest" (the latter despite her wearing a different outfit in that episode).
  • Implausible Deniability: Something huge, angry, and violent is in her attic screaming bloody rage and is making the house rattle with each slam, A.K.A. a demon Skid summoned a couple years ago? She's convinced it's just a rat, even when the exterminator goes missing after going up there.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: She drinks responsibly, but after the events of "Deadly Smiles", she invites Jaune to get wasted on spoiled milk.
  • Mama Bear: No matter how many scary things and supernatural occurrences show up in the way, nothing will stop her from protecting her son, alongside Pump when he's around, when they're in danger.
  • Meaningful Background Event: Just going by her appearances in the shorts, we only know her as "Skid's mom". Paying attention to the background, specifically in "Unwanted Guest", gives her a bit more character.
    • Her hair's styled the way it is to make Skid happy that they share the same haircut, based on a row of family pictures of Skid frowning until their hair is about the same style.
    • She's an architect working from home based on a couple of building schematics seen in the background and an AutoCAD-like program designing another building on her laptop. It also gives a little bit of context to her weapon against Moloch being a construction ruler.
    • Her disappeared husband is missing in family photos and must not have been a pleasant parting, with her having taken the effort to tear off or scribble out his face in the photos.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name, "Lila", is Spanish for Lilac, a pale violet variant of purple. Which matches her light purple hair and her purple outfits.
  • Ms. Fanservice: In "It's spooky month", she wears a Sexy Santa Dress, and in "Unwanted Guest", she wears a shirt that draws attention to her breasts. In the background of "Tender Treats" she is seen in a portrait wearing a cute angel costume and making a "Shh" face.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Parodied by a shirt she wears at the beginning of "Unwanted Guest". Said shirt says "Look at me in the eyes" and has a set of eyes printed where her breasts are.
  • Nice Girl: She's very kind to her son and his friend, and generally seems to be quite patient with their silly antics.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Ironically, despite having to face various real threats that are completely horrifying, one of her favorite pastimes is watching horror movies with her young son.
  • Perky Goth: Her most iconic appearance has a goth vibe going for her, with a purple dress and black eyeliner, but she’s sweet and a caring mother to her son.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: Lila dresses up in one at the end of the first short, along with having a Christmas tree up... While announcing that it’s November. The boys need a moment to process it.
  • Sleepyhead: In every episode besides "It's spooky month" and "Deadly Smiles", she's shown to be an incredibly tired person, usually sleeping or being woken up. In particular, when Skid wakes her up at the start of "Tender Treats", Lila tells him to go get ready for Halloween... only to fall right back asleep.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Jaune's tomboy. Compared to how much of a go-getter Jaune is, Lila is much more reserved and tends to act like a proper lady, focusing her efforts on being a good mother. Best exemplified by their childhood Halloween photo: whereas Jaune went as a cowgirl, Lila went as a witch.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Each short sees her wearing a different outfit, sometimes more than one.
  • Vocal Evolution: In "It's spooky month", she sounds feminine, but with a bit of a masculine raspiness to her voice, courtesy of her being voiced by Sr. Pelo himself. Due to being voiced by Elsie Lovelock from "The Stars" onward, she's sounded much more feminine since. She lampshades this in "Tender Treats", saying that "my voice was so different back then."
  • Widow Woman: She's a single mother raising Skid with only cryptic hints of a missing husband, not that she cares enough to be affected by it.

    Skid's Grandma
"It's-a Spooky Month?"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

Skid's (half-)dead grandmother, who only appears for a very brief gag in the first episode.

  • Ambiguous Situation: Her brief appearance in the first episode raises a lot of questions. Absolutely no explanation is given for why her rotting corpse was still sitting inside Lila's house instead of being buried in the ground, or how she became an undead zombie who could still talk to her grandson and do the Spooky Dance with him.
  • Ambiguously Related: It's not stated outright if she is Skid's maternal or paternal grandmother, though given that she was seen in Lila's house, it's probably the former.
  • Family Portrait of Characterization: Framed portraits show her as someone who Skid and Lila must have really cared about, and a portrait depicting her with a young Lila and Jaune shows her as an attentive mother, whilst also likely confirming that she is related to Lila and not Skid's Disappeared Dad.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Background portraits show then when she was alive, she was a sweet-looking elderly woman in her old age, and decently attractive when she was raising Lila.
  • No Name Given: Her real name is unknown.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Seems to be a Revenant Zombie. Despite being a rotting corpse, when Skid tells her that "It's-a Spooky Month!", her skull peeks out through her mouth to repeat what he said, and then she does the Spooky Dance with him.
  • Posthumous Character: She's already dead in her first, last, and only appearance, but is somehow still conscious. She seems to be completely dead and buried after the first episode.
  • Undeathly Pallor: She's an undead being with rotten green skin.

    Skid's Dad
You are everything

Lila's ex-husband, presumed deceased. No one really knows or cares about what happened to him.

  • Ambiguously Evil: It's heavily implied that Skid's father was involved with the local cult, but to what extent and whether he participated in their criminal acts is unknown. Lila seems to personally loathe him, judging by how she apparently went out of her way to disfigure photos of his face.
  • Disappeared Dad: Family photos in Skid's house have his father either missing or his picture torn off, and neither Skid nor Lila seems to care or be affected by it despite the troubling implications. If the occult robes and summoning artifacts are any indication, there'd be a chance Skid's family having ties to the occult had something to do with it. A post by Pelo to celebrate Father's Day heavily implies that he's dead (or has lead people, including his family, to believe that he's dead).
  • The Faceless: Every picture with him is either torn from the neck up or has his face scribbled out, leaving what he looked like a complete mystery.
  • The Ghost: He has thus far remained unseen.
  • Meaningful Background Event: Aside from hints of his departure from the family in portraits, there are also a couple items in the background shelves like occult artifacts and cultist robes, donned by the cultists in the Newgrounds ending of "Unwanted Guest", that give the impression that he had some relationship with the cult in the abandoned manor. There's not much evidence to those robes belonging to Lila and not him, given her reaction to the paranormal.
  • No Name Given: His name is just one of many mysteries about him.
  • Spooky Painting: He's actually got a huge portrait of himself in the derelict mansion the cultists are using, though the viewers never get to see his face, only recognizing him because he's wearing the same coat and ring he had when he was with his son.
  • Un-person: Lila has taken great care to remove anything with Skid's father in it, shoving it away in the attic and tearing or scribbling out his face for good measure. The only time she ever seems to acknowledge him is during Father's Day.

    Susie Wonder
"What are you doing in my room?!"
Voiced by: Reina

Pump's older sister.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A weird example. To Skid, Pump, and the audience, her true colors of being a short-tempered and slightly selfish person are always on full display. However, when she's livestreaming in "Deadly Smiles", she has a much kinder and softspoken personality, which gets immediately broken the moment she spots Skid and Pump in her room.
  • Butt-Monkey: A running gag is Skid and Pump annoying and inconveniencing her every episode. From barging into her room and stealing her homework project, to Pump pranking her by hiding under a bed (while she's also cowering there) and scaring her.
  • Double Take: When Pump comes home with a sack that's overflowing with candy, Susie is at a loss for words and stutters over how much he has.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appears in "The Stars" when Pump and Skid invade her room, without the context of being Pump's sister.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being in her teens, she is a fantastic artist. She was working on a sculpture of Hell in "The Smiles" for a school project before the boys destroyed it, and "Deadly Smiles" reveals that she's even better at drawing, with a detailed sketch of a demon on her computer. She is also a streamer with a small audience.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's annoyed by the boys' antics and is rude towards them, but does ultimately love Pump and helps him and Skid warm up when they return home without their jackets.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: She tells Pump that she refuses to ever go out on Halloween night, and implies it has something to do with his constant pranking of her, which is shown at the start of "Tender Treats" to leave her a Nervous Wreck.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: If her two art projects are anything to go by, she seems to enjoy hellish imagery as much as her brother enjoys Halloween imagery.
  • Not so Above It All: Towards the end of "Tender Treats" she's initially shocked and authoritative when asking Pump where he got his inexplicably large bag of candy, before quickly changing her tune and meekly asking if she can have some.
  • Oni: Old family photos show Susie repeatedly dress up as a devil on Halloween, but one in particular has her place a third eye on her forehead to make her resemble the titular youkai, matching how her mother is dressed as a Karakasa.
  • Pet the Dog: After being rude and hostile to Skid and Pump throughout "Deadly Smiles", she gives the two blankets and hot chocolate to help them warm up after they return home without their sweaters.

    Mr. Wonder
"You did really good, son!"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo ("The Stars"), P.M. Seymour ("Deadly Smiles" onwards)

The grandfather of Pump and Susie, and their sole caretaker due to how busy their parents are.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Pump refers to him as "Grumpus", being a silly way of saying "grampa".
  • Body Horror: He does the Spooky Dance, with the sounds of his bones crunching.
  • Characterization Marches On: He was a tad more eccentric in his first appearance, getting in on the Spooky Dance right in the middle of a heart attack. His later appearance in "Deadly Smiles" and "Tender Treats" makes him out as a polite, if very tired grandfather.
  • Dark Secret: A younger Mr. Wonder is seen in an old picture that features Bob Velseb serving burgers. It seems like a coincidence until Sr. Pelo heavily implied on Twitter that Bob was actually once one of his friends.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Similar to Susie, he briefly appears in "The Stars" when Pump and Skid show up on the former's doorstep, without the context of being Pump's grandpa.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Photos of Pump's dad and one of his grandfather when his dad graduated college show them both with the same poofy hairstyle, complete with the same swoop in the back and a stray pointy tuft on the left side. Other photos of Pump without his costume show he also has the same hairstyle, including the tuft.
  • Last-Name Basis: His first name hasn't been stated.
  • Potty Failure: He soils himself involuntary after falling asleep in "Deadly Smiles", a predicament that has apparently happened before, likely due to his old age.

    Pump's Parents

A business man and woman who love their children, but are unable to spend time with them because of work.

  • The Ghost: Neither of them have shown up yet, only being mentioned or appearing in family photos.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Photos of Pump's dad and one of his grandfather when his dad graduated college show them both with the same poofy hairstyle, complete with the same swoop in the back and a stray pointy tuft on the left side. Other photos of Pump without his costume show he also has the same hairstyle, including the tuft.
  • Karakasa: An old family photo has Pump's mom dress up as an umbrella youkai to go with Susie dressing up as an Oni.
  • Like Father, Like Son: "Tender Treats" reveals that when Pump's father was a kid, he wore a pumpkin mask for Halloween, just like Pump.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: A familial variant. A drawing Sr. Pelo made for Mother's Day reveals that they don't even live in the same house as their children; instead living in an apartment complex due to their jobs being outside of town. As a result, Pump and Susie are only able to communicate with them via mailing letters, as the two never pick up their calls.
  • Married to the Job: The two of them are so wrapped up in their job, that not only did they have to move into an apartment complex to reasonably commute, but they also have absolutely no time available to pick up Pump's calls.
  • No Name Given: Neither of their names are known yet.
  • Parents as People: They aren't outright bad people, and do love their kids, but their workaholic nature causes them to be neglectful.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Various pictures around the Wonder household show Susie's and Pump's parents being very loving towards their children, only for additional pictures to show them becoming busy with work and eventually leaving their kids in the care of their grandfather. When Susie threatens to tell their parents that him and Skid were playing with knives, Pump calls her bluff because he knows they wouldn't answer even if she did call them.


The Hatzgang

    Tropes about all three of them
Left to right: Ross, Roy, and Robert.

A trio of delinquents whose fondness for hats is rivaled only by their joy for shoplifting from the Candy Club, and (at least in the beginning of the series) bullying Skid and Pump.

  • Big Brother Instinct: In "Tender Treats", the Hatzgang are ready to rob the Candy Club blind, but Robert reveals that it's for the sake of his sister, who's seriously ill and he promised to bring some candy back for. When Skid and Pump come by, he kindly asks if he could have some of their candy and clearly explains that he wants to give it to his sister, and they gladly do so. Even after they're robbed by Bob, Roy sacrifices all the candy that Carmen bought for him to give it to Robert and Ross, so that Robert's sister doesn't go without candy.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: A rare male example. Robert is the blonde, being the most affable of the three, Ross is the brunette, being the most sensible and realistic of the trio, and Roy is the redhead, being the most impulsive and short-tempered of the Hatzgang.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Their cold weather clothing that they wear in "Deadly Smiles" is slightly different than their usual attire; for example, Roy and Robert have different hats, but they don't deviate too much.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • In "The Stars", when Roy mentions what his Creepy Uncle did with him in the house on the hill after tricking Skid and Pump into going there, Ross and Robert both look concerned and tell him that what happened was not okay offscreen, much to Roy's confusion, who asks, "What do you mean it's wrong?!"
    • In "Deadly Smiles," both Ross and Robert immediately object when Roy demands Skid's and Pump's clothes in exchange for their Happy Fella. Roy has to clarify that he meant their sweaters.
    • In "Tender Treats", Ross immediately pulls Roy away when he attempts to extort Skid and Pump for their candy, while Robert politely requests their help, which shows that they're no longer accomplices to Roy's bullying of the younger boys.
  • Face of a Thug: Robert and Ross retain menacing, condescending looks on their faces even as they become less antagonistic to Skid and Pump.
  • Gang of Bullies: The Hatzgang are a Terrible Trio of teenagers with a fondness for hats and bullying Skid and Pump, first seen spitting in their faces and hitting them over the head before tricking them into walking inside a haunted and dangerous mansion. This is Played With as the series goes on, with Roy becoming the only one to actively harass the two, and Ross and Robert either not participating but letting him do so or trying to talk him out of it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By the time of "Tender Treats", Robert and Ross don't seem interested in antagonizing Skid and Pump anymore. When Roy tries to go back to his old tactics, Ross holds him back, while Robert politely asks if he could have some candy to give to his ill sister, with the two gladly fulfilling his request.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ross and Robert soon show softer sides to themselves, with Robert in particular being a doting big brother to his little sister, and the two of them eventually treat Skid and Pump much more respectfully, while trying to force Roy to act likewise. Even Roy, despite him still attempting to harass Skid and Pump, deeply cares for Ross and Robert, to the point of giving up all his Halloween candy to make Robert's sister happy.
  • Karma Houdini: In "Unwanted Guest", they beat up Skid and Pump and stuff Skid inside the Happy Fella box and Pump inside its clothes, and get away with it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "The Stars", they trick the duo into walking up to a creepy mansion for who-knows-what to happen to them. They get their comeuppance when Skid and Pump introduce their new friend, The Eyes of the Universe, promptly breaking their minds. Roy also mentions he got punished in relation to the whole thing in "Unwanted Guest".
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: After Ross and Robert's Heel–Face Turn, Robert is the Nice, politely asking Skid and Pump for their candy to give to his ill sister, Roy is the Mean, trying to continue his bullying, and Ross is the In-Between, being more preoccupied with stopping Roy when he tries to bully Skid and Pump.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The three's default expressions are smiles, with Roy and Robert having large grins and Ross having a v-shaped smirk.
  • Theme Naming: The bullies' names all begin with "Ro". Subverted later, as "Tender Treats" reveals that "Roy" is just a nickname, and his name is actually Reynold.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: With each subsequent appearance, Ross and Robert are increasingly less antagonistic towards Skid and Pump. By "Tender Treats", Ross actually decides to stop Roy the moment it looks like he wants to harass the duo again, while Robert talks to them rather affably and politely requests their help. It remains to be seen whether Roy will follow suit in the next episode(s).
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Implied with Ross and Robert when it comes to Roy, where Roy is far more venomous and hateful with his bullying, while the others giddily go along with doing a quick Spooky Dance and happily talk about the Happy Fella. "Deadly Smiles" further demonstrates this by having Roy being the one doing the actual bullying, with Ross and Robert voicing their objections. Eventually, in "Tender Treats", Ross is actively keeping Roy from continuing his bullying, with Robert kindly asking Skid and Pump if they could have their candy for his sister.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite being young teens, Ross and Robert have rather deep and mature sounding voices, though Roy has a high-pitched voice.

    Reynold "Roy"
"I can't believe I got in trouble thanks to two stupid, weird kids!"
Voiced by: Kellen Goff

Roy is the de facto leader of the Hatzgang. He's the boy with the striped sweater and ballcap, and is also the only son of Carmen and Richard, two of the richest people in town.

  • Embarrassing First Name: "Tender Treats" reveals "Roy" to be short for "Reynold".
  • Freudian Excuse: When Roy tricks Skid and Pump into walking inside a dark, abandoned and far away mansion outside of town, he nonchalantly says "That's where my uncle takes me." to his friends. Ross and Robert get concerned looks on their faces and can only shift away from him in discomfort. If it isn't the perverted option, consider what lives under the manor and who regularly visits the place. We also get to see Roy's parents themselves in "Tender Treats", and his mom, Carmen, in particular, doesn't appear to have a warmer attitude than her son.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Roy's parents are the only people who refer to him as his given name Reynold.
  • Pet the Dog: Roy gives all the candy his mother bought for him to Ross and Robert so they can give it to Robert's little sister.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Roy is primarily shown as just a common hoodlum who constantly resorts to stealing, not even wearing a costume when Ross and Robert do, but "Tender Treats" reveals that he comes from an aristocratic, upper-crust family, with his mom, Carmen, being incredibly snooty.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Although Ross and Robert went through a Heel–Face Turn and are no longer interested in bullying Skid and Pump, Roy still didn't move on from his bullying behavior and was going to antagonize the duo if it wasn't for Ross holding him back.

"It could've been easier if you just brought a costume."
Voiced by: ElusiveVA

Ross is the boy with the dark blue sweater and beanie. He is the only son of Jaune, Lila's best friend, which is rather ironic given that he's not exactly on good terms with Lila's son, Skid.

  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Ross's head starts out as square-shaped and squat, but soon grows to be longer and rounder, and his mullet also grows in size.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: As Ross' hair is already black — er, purple — the highlights in his hair are instead drawn in a light blue.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Ross' hair points out to the sides in a very similar way to his mother Jaune's hair.
  • Implausible Hair Color: While Robert shares the same hair color as his siblings Radford and Robin, and Roy shares the same hair color as his mother Carmen, Ross has black hair, whereas his mother, Jaune, has blonde hair. Jaune's wedding photos do show that her husband has darker hair, though his is more brown than it is black.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He and his mom, Jaune, are the only two characters in the series who have triangular mouths as opposed to the standard ovoid mouths everybody else has.
  • The Stoic: Of the Hatzgang, Ross is the only one who shows next to no outward emotion, with his actual emotions being shown more though body cues rather than his face or tone. It's a trait he seems to have taken from his father.

"You know it's for my sister!"
Voiced by: Coffee ("Unwanted Guest" and "Deadly Smiles"), Gabe Velez ("Tender Treats" onwards)

Robert is the boy with a green sweater and a backwards ballcap. Unlike his two companions, he is the third of four kids in his (thus far mostly unseen) family.

  • Alliterative Family: Robert's older siblings, Radford and Robin, also have names that start with the letter R. It can also be assumed that his younger sister shares this trait.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Robert adores his little sister and wants to cheer her up with Halloween candy when she's too sick for trick-or-treating, to the point of considering to rob the Candy Club once their own attempts at trick-or-treating fail to get them any candy.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Robert's default expression is a giant toothy grin.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Robert is just as oblivious as Skid and Pump are when it comes to the Dexter-possessed Happy Fella, believing it walking, laughing, and commenting on the situation to just be because it's a model of the toy he's (un)familiar with.
    Roy: Why was this doll laughing?
    Ross: Why was it walking?
    Robert: It walks and laughs? That's so freaking cool!
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The two physical attributes that Robert shares with his siblings seen thus far are blonde hair and a mole on his right cheek.

The Hatzgang's Families

    Roy's Uncle
"Oh kids, you just got tricked... And now, it's time to get my treats..."
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A very creepy man who lurks in the house on the hilltop. He is also Roy's uncle, currently with an unknown name.

  • All There in the Script: The character sheets for "The Stars" reveal he's Roy's uncle.
  • Ambiguously Related: It's never made clear if he's Roy's maternal or paternal uncle, though his resemblance to Richard implies the latter.
  • Asshole Victim: He gets accidentally crushed to death by the Eyes of the Universe. Given that he seems to be a sadistic pedophile who likely sexually abused his own nephew, and is also implied to be affiliated with the evil cult based in the old house, his undignified demise isn't depicted as a tragedy.
  • Bald of Evil: Is the only character to be completely bald, and is heavily implied to have abused his own nephew and would have done the same to Skid and Pump had it not been for Eyes.
  • Creepy Uncle: He is Roy's uncle; while it's left vague what he's done to Roy specifically, Ross' and Robert's reactions when Roy mentions him, along with his predatory demeanor towards Skid and Pump, indicate that it wasn't anything pleasant.
  • The Dreaded: He is the only character in the series whom Skid and Pump instantly fear when they first meet him, for once recognizing a bad person when they see one.
  • Evil Uncle: Aside from the heavy implications that he's an incestual pedophile who's done nasty things to his own nephew, it's also implied that he may be a member or associate of the evil cult, which also operate from the same old mansion that he hangs out in.
  • Hate Sink: While the world of Spooky Month is full of scary people and monsters, most of them are either Affably Evil or played too comedically to take seriously. But this guy on the other hand is implied to be a pedophile that constantly victimizes his nephew, and his one scene is devoid of any comedy.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike Frank, the strangely friendly child kidnapper, and all of the different monsters of the series, this guy is played completely seriously, to the point where even Skid and Pump are terrified of him.
  • No Name Given: He's only ever referred to as "Roy's uncle" or "the stranger" (by Pump), with even the character sheets, which revealed the Hatzgang's then-unspoken names, leaving him unnamed.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Unlike other bespectacled characters such as Dexter or Radford, his glasses are always shined over, obscuring his eyes and making him look even creepier.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Immediately flees from the house after Skid and Pump get snatched by the Eyes of the Universe. You'll notice he's still running away from the house when the Eyes of the Universe bursts through and unknowingly steps on him.
  • Slasher Smile: He's seen with a very big and sinister grin when he eagerly approaches Skid and Pump to get his "treats".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He isn't onscreen for more than half a minute before being unceremoniously killed by Eyes, but is the reason Skid and Pump meet Eyes in the first place, in addition to him being implied to be part of the cult, and his abuse towards Roy being implied to contribute to why Roy acts the way he does.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's strongly implied to be a child molester, if his sadistic smile and predatory gaze towards Skid and Pump (as well as what Roy vaguely alludes to his uncle doing) are any indication.

    Carmen and Richard
"Get inside, Reynold! You shouldn't hang with plebeians, like these!"
Voiced by: Elsie Lovelock (Carmen), Smuggers (Richard)

Roy's rich parents. Neither of them are particularly nice people.

  • Abusive Parents: They're implied to be emotionally neglectful, if not outright emotionally abusive. Carmen has a very bossy attitude towards her son, to the point that she doesn't allow him to hang out with his best friends just because they're working-class "plebeians". Richard himself seems to be rather cold and aloof as a father. It's also unknown whether they ever knew, or even cared, that Roy was (presumably) sexually molested by his uncle. However, if this sketch by Sr. Pelo is anything to go by, they may have once actually been caring parents.
  • Cigar Chomper: As a way of showing how emotionally cold he is, Richard is always seen with a cigar in his mouth.
  • First-Name Basis: Rather than calling him Roy, both of them refer to him by his actual first name, Reynold.
  • Forbidden Friendship: They don't want Roy around Robert and Ross, not because they think they're bad influences on him, but because they see them as commoners.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: Carmen thinks that Kevin is flirting with her, despite there being no underlying connotations to what he's saying, and shoots him down.
    Kevin: What would you like, ma'am?
    Carmen: Not you!
  • Jerkass Has a Point: It's implied that they punished Roy for bullying Skid and Pump following the events of "The Stars", which would be totally justified. However, this may just be because he was hanging out with Ross and Robert in that time.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Roy takes advantage of his parents allowing him to say goodbye to Robert and Ross by hitting them up with all the candy Carmen bought.
  • Meaningful Name: Carmen is a variation of the word "carmine", which is a shade of red, and Carmen has red hair and wears a red dress.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Carmen has a rather curvy figure, enough to draw Kevin's attention.
  • Pet the Dog: Though the two don't want Roy hanging out with Robert and Ross, they at least have the courtesy to let him say bye to them.
  • Punny Name: Richard, although Carmen is the more blatantly upper-crust of the two.
  • Rich Bitch: Carmen has a very aristocratic aura about her, and looks down on the citizens of her town as mere commoners. In particular, she forces Kevin to comply with her demands as fast as possible, forbids Roy from hanging out with Robert and Ross, and thinks Roy's "rapper" costume lacks elegance.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Instead of having Roy go trick-or-treating, Carmen's substitution is to go to the Candy Club and order him two of everything they have in their inventory.
  • Sexy Walk: Carmen always walks about with her hands on her hips and sashaying them back and forth.

Voiced by: Lizzie Freeman

Lila's best friend, coworker, and drinking buddy. She is also Ross' mom.

  • Ascended Extra: She only has a short amount of screen time in "Deadly Smiles", showing up with a new Happy Fella doll for Pump and inadvertently bringing Dexter back to life. In "Tender Treats", however, she's promoted to tritagonist, accompanying Lila in searching for Skid and Pump while Bob is on the loose.
  • Friend to All Children: While she has a child of her own, she is still very affectionate towards kids that she barely knows or are only remotely connected to her own circle, like Pump (who is her friend's son's friend).
  • Genki Girl: Her short screen time in "Deadly Smiles" establishes her as an energetic and kind person, having gone out to buy Pump his own Happy Fella and happily presenting it towards the end of the short.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Although she does have her faults, Jaune is shown to be a genuinely pleasant woman who goes as far as buying a toy for an unrelated child just because he happened to be best friends with her best friend's son.
  • Harmful to Minors: When she and Lila go to get wasted on spoiled milk, she actively encourages Skid and Pump to join in. Lila rightfully objects to this.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Ross' hair points out to the sides in a very similar way to his mother Jaune's hair.
  • Idiot Ball: She's normally able to recognize when something is a threat, such as when Dexter possesses the Happy Fella doll she bought for Pump and when Bob is homing in on her, Skid, Pump, and Lila, but when Lila calls her to say that Bob is getting ready to attack her, Jaune doesn't take what she says seriously, at first thinking Lila has a new boyfriend, then dismissing him as "just a weirdo".
  • Mama Bear: Downplayed because she hasn't had any onscreen interactions with her own son yet, but she shows a rather maternal protectiveness when she helps Lila search for Skid and Pump and escort them away from Bob. Afterwards, she asks John and Jack to help her find Ross to ensure that he's also safe and okay.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is "yellow" in French, her associated color.
  • Nice Girl: She's a good friend to Lila, even trying to help her out by generously buying a surprise gift for Lila's son's friend.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She and her son, Ross, are the only two characters in the series who have triangular mouths as opposed to the standard ovoid mouths everybody else has.
  • Parents as People: While she's indubitably a kind woman, she doesn't seem to be very responsible with monitoring Ross, her son. She's never seen with him, and doesn't seem to be aware that he's one of Skid's and Pump's bullies along with Roy and Robert, especially since Skid is the son of her best friend. She does eventually show concern and decides to look for him at the end of "Tender Treats", but only after Skid, Pump, and Lila are returned home and Bob is defeated.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "Tender Treats", when Lila orders her to come help find Skid and Pump before Bob does, Jaune is on board, but then immediately asks if she has a costume, which is cut off by Lila before she can finish asking. She also never considers if her own son Ross was ever in any peril from Bob (he was briefly) until after the cannibal is killed, and then she asks if John and Jack can help find her son.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Lila's girly girl. In contrast to how traditionally ladylike Lila acts, Jaune is much more spunky and often has the aura of a social butterfly. Best exemplified by their childhood Halloween photo: whereas Lila went as a witch, Jaune went as a cowgirl.
  • You Need to Get Laid: She seems to think Lila needs another man in her life considering she initally interprets her panicked phone call about Bob as her finding a new partner.
    Lila: There's a guy outside, and-
    Jaune: Glad you're finally trying something new! You've gone so long without di-
    Lila: I'm being serious!

    Ross' Dad

Jaune's husband and Ross' father, who has yet to make an appearance in the series.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: What Jaune's relationship with him appears to be. Whereas Jaune is a spunky Genki Girl, he appears to be a stone-faced, well-built Badass Biker.
  • Badass Biker: Aside from his wedding photos, he's always seen wearing biker attire, including a leather jacket and a snake tattoo on his arm.
  • The Ghost: He has currently only appeared in some family photos in Jaune's house during "Tender Treats". Word of Godinvoked states that he's still married to Jaune, however, and is not a Disappeared Dad.
  • Like Father, Like Son: According to Sr. Pelo, Ross takes after his mother in appearance, but acts like his father.
  • No Name Given: His name isn't known yet.
  • Parents as People: Although not much can be said about him due to not yet appearing in the series, the implication that Ross may get his bullying behavior from him implies that he isn't the best role model for his son. He's also likely not the worst either, given that Ross isn't as bad as Roy in that regard, and is the In-Between to the Hatzgang's Nice, Mean, and In-Between.
  • The Stoic: Both of the photos he appears in show him with the same blank-faced expression, even during his wedding.

"You know it's your turn to take the tickets, right?"
Voiced by: Brandon Winckler

Robert's older brother, an attendant at the local movie theater.

  • Alliterative Family: His siblings, Robert and Robin, also have names that start with the letter R. It can also be assumed that his younger sister shares this trait.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene in the show has him expressively and frantically inform Rick that he's going to get in trouble for letting Skid and Pump into a horror movie, then gives a look of concern when Rick blankly takes his name tag off and states "I'm tired".
  • Large Ham: When trying to explain the severity of Rick's situation, he has a massive freakout where he yells at the top of his lungs.
  • Meaningful Appearance: His glasses have a red lens and a blue lens, mimicking 3D glasses and referencing his job as a movie attendant.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: He tries to get his point across to Rick by flailing his arms around at rapid speed.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like an older version of Robert, down to having a mole in the same spot on his face. They also share this mole with their sister Robin.
  • Vague Age: He has another sister named Robin, although it's unclear whether he's older or younger than her.


Robert's older sister, seen watching a scary movie in the same theater that Skid, Pump, and the Happy Fella doll are in during "Deadly Smiles". Confirmed to be related to Robert by Sr. Peloinvoked.

  • Alliterative Family: Her siblings, Robert and Radford, also have names that start with the letter R. It can also be assumed that her younger sister shares this trait.
  • Cool Big Sis: From her facial expression, she seems to be rather laid-back.
  • Meaningful Background Event: Her first appearance is in a theater full of cameo characters, obfuscating her relation to Robert and Radford.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She seems to be rather enjoying watching a horror movie.
  • Sleepyhead: Barely a few minutes into the horror movie, she's seen knocked out and drooling, hinted earlier by her half-closed eyes.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Much like Robert and Radford, she has blonde hair and a mole in the same spot as them.
  • Vague Age: It's unclear whether she's older or younger than her brother Radford.
  • The Voiceless: She has no speaking role in her first and (so far) only appearance.

The Police

    Tropes about both of them
John (left) and Jack (right).

The local cops in town, of which only two are known and named: Sheriff John and his right-hand subordinate Deputy Jack. They patrol around town trying to put a stop to all the criminal activity and other strange occurrences, with mixed results.

  • Big Damn Heroes: They eventually come to the rescue at the climax of "Tender Treats", putting a stop to Bob Velseb's rampage by killing him before he could eliminate Skid, Pump, Lila, and Jaune.
  • Cassandra Truth: They are fully aware of the cult's activities going on around town, but the Mayor refuses to see the cultists as a threat compared to the more pressing issue of Bob Velseb's escape, not even after John explains how they burned his house down. Sure enough, Bob and the cult are revealed to be connected.
  • A Day in the Limelight: They get increased focus in "Tender Treats", where the mayor threatens to have them fired unless they catch Bob by the end of the night.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: John is stern and no-nonsense, while Jack is more lighthearted and optimistic.
  • Hero of Another Story: The Stinger for each Newgrounds version of the episodes feature an ongoing story arc where they investigate the mysterious cult and their sinister activities.
  • Make Sure He's Dead: After incapacitating Bob with a single shot in the back, since he was able to survive getting hit by their car, John asks Jack if he thinks Bob is actually dead. They don't take any chances, and proceed to fire every bullet they have into Bob. And yet, it still isn't enough to kill him.
  • Old Cop, Young Cop: Downplayed as their age gap doesn't seem too great, but John is clearly older and more experienced than Jack.
  • Those Two Guys: A duo of cops who showed up in "The Stars" and stuck around to investigate strange happenings in town.
  • Took a Level in Badass: They're much better at their jobs in "Tender Treats" than in previous episodes, successfully managing to kill Bob after most of their attempts fail.

    Sheriff John
"There are weird things going on in this town..."
Voiced by: CoffinJockey

John is an older sheriff, who is trying to investigate a secretive local cult and put a stop to their sinister occult crimes.

  • By-the-Book Cop: Compared to how eccentric Jack is, John is much more composed and lenient, not giving into any temptations to cause harm to criminals unless the situation calls for it, like with Bob.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: John's earlier appearances has his hair curls be smaller and greater in number, which grow to be larger and fewer as the series progresses.
  • Manly Facial Hair: John has a very big cop mustache, to the point that his lips are not visible at all; whenever he talks, his mustache squashes and stretches instead, simulating mouth movement.
  • Not So Stoic: John is usually gruff and stern, but seeing Bob climb onto the hood of their police cruiser causes him to scream in fear right alongside Skid, Pump, Lila, and Jaune.
  • Oral Fixation: John seemingly always needs to have something in his mouth. In present day, he always has a cigarette in his mouth, whereas as a child, he's shown with a lollipop in his mouth.
  • The Sheriff: Of whatever unnamed American town that the series is set in.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He's usually seen with a cigarette in his mouth, highlighting how good at his job he is.
  • Tempting Fate: John dismisses Jack's worries about drinking coffee from a used, dirty (thus probably thriving with bacteria) cup, but soon after he starts to sneeze and gets a little sick.
  • We Used to Be Friends: A non-antagonistic example. A full panoramic of Lila's childhood photo posted to Twitter reveals that, along with Jaune, Pump's father, and Frank, John and Lila used to be friends as children. In the present day, while they still live in the same town, John and Lila don't act chummy anymore, instead referring to each other with formal terms such as "Ms. Lila".

    Deputy Jack
"Maybe you're just stressed! How about we go nuts for donuts?"
Voiced by: ElusiveVA

Jack is a younger deputy, who patrols with John at night and helps him with trying to solve the ongoing occultist conspiracy.

  • Clueless Deputy: With some of the really dumb and reckless mistakes he's made (like nearly crashing the police car because he stopped to do the Spooky Dance while still driving), it's a real mystery why the Sheriff lets him keep his job.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Jack isn't too bright, and doesn't take his job as seriously as John does at best, with him being outright incompenent at worst. However, when Bob continues to shrug off their attempts to kill him and climbs onto the hood of their police car, Jack gets pissed, giving a Pre-Mortem One-Liner in response to Bob's Mad Libs Catchphrase before throwing him off the hood and running him over a few more times, knocking him down for good.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: When he thinks John is working himself too hard in the Newgrounds ending of "Deadly Smiles", Jack offers to take him out for donuts.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Despite Jack being a massive goofball, after Bob survives the two attempts on his life by him and John, which leaves Skid, Pump, Lila, Jaune, and even John paralyzed in fear, Jack doesn't hold back any longer and repeatedly drives the car over Bob until he's finally dead.
  • Manchild: He comes off as rather childish at times, from trying to do the Spooky Dance upon hearing that it's Spooky Month (while he was supposed to be driving), to playing a really dumb and immature prank by trying to scare John and Patty into thinking that Bob had suddenly came back to life.
  • Police Are Useless: John's competent enough at his job, but Jack is lethally bad at policing and ends up being the sole reason for at least three bad incidents under their names.
  • Police Brutality: Referenced in a Noodle Incident where Jack accidentally shot a perp he had at gunpoint, and is pretty beaten up over it. Occurs again when the duo encounter Mr. Clown, whom Jack is deathly afraid of and unloads his pistol's magazine into in intense fear rather than bother trying to apprehend or question him.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: After Patty sarcastically congratulates them for not catching Bob and thus letting eight people get killed, Jack genuinely asks if that was sarcasm. Patty and John just stare at him in response.
  • Sanity Ball: He grasps it for just one episode, being "Deadly Smiles". Throughout it, he ends up being much more sensible than John, being the one to tell him that drinking from a dirty cup will get him sick. He also manages to be more proficient at his job than in any episode prior or since, as he keeps the Thieves from escaping when he finds their cell door open while also telling them to take the pillow protectors off of their heads, and he places the Happy Fella doll under Kevin's care knowing that he's the one who interacts with kids in the town the most.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Jack is so excited to hear that it's Spooky Month from the Thieves they arrested that he immediately begins to Spooky Dance — letting go of the steering wheel and promptly spiraling the car full of people out of control. Fortunately for all four people in the vehicle, the only casualty was Ooga Booga (who was non-fatally injured after being hit by the car).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the Newgrounds ending of "Tender Treats", Jack props up Bob's corpse to prank John and Patty into thinking he had somehow survived his Rasputinian Death. John and Patty justifiably chew him out for this.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Jack ends up emptying his entire pistol magazine into Mr. Clown due to having an intense fear of clowns.

Other Neighbors and Townsfolk

Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A young kid that resides in Skid's and Pump's neighborhood.

  • Butt-Monkey: Neither of his two appearances are very kind to him: in the first, he's drugged and presumably kidnapped by Frank, and in the second, he gets a face full of scalding-hot Holy Water courtesy of Father Gregor.
  • No Name Given: He's only ever referred to as "kid", even in the character sheets for "The Stars".

"What do you kids want?"
Voiced by: ElusiveVA

An irritable cashier at the Candy Club. Skid and Pump visit him often to pick up some candy for their Spooky Months, with all the trouble that entails.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Although Kevin stares at Carmen with obvious sexual interest, there is graffiti in the bathroom that says "Kevin x Streber", which hints that he might be (or may have been) in a relationship with Streber. In a tweet, Sr. Pelo statedinvoked Kevin would "go out with anyone", implying he's pansexualinvoked.
  • Butt-Monkey: Every time he's focused on in the shorts, nothing ever goes right for him.
    • In "The Stars", the boys visit him for three candy cans for the night. Confused, he asks who the third can is for, to which the Eyes of the Universe enters the store and his mind is presumably broken.
    • In "Unwanted Guest", Pump hands him the Candy Dealer's package and walks away before he can do anything about the suspicious contraband. Just his luck for two cops to enter the store, he accidentally aggravates both of them, and he's left a sweating and panicking mess thinking he's about to be busted for drug possession. He only gets a short-lived break when the package turns out to just be sugar and the cops leave, as two criminals soon arrive to hold him up at gunpoint and take the sugar from him.
    • Gets attacked by Dexter in "Deadly Smiles", himself being a Butt-Monkey of his own. Kevin is also the only person Dexter is able to successfully harm, stabbing him in the leg before Kevin throws him out into the back alley.
    • He tries to shoo Skid and Pump out of the Candy Club in "Tender Treats", noting how they always bring him trouble, but as soon as he notices Bob following them, he tries to set up a marble trap with gumballs, only to fall victim to his own trap. If the "Kevin x Streber" graffiti in the bathroom is to be taken seriously, then he also more than likely lost his boyfriend, or at least a good friend, to the same killer that tried to attack him and the kids.
  • Cop Hater: Even before he becomes terrified of being arrested by John and Jack, Kevin doesn't seem to have a high opinion of law enforcement, snarking at how "surprising" it is for a cop to shoot someone after overhearing John reassure Jack about a perp he accidentally shot.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets an extended sequence in "Unwanted Guest" with Skid, Pump, and the cops as he's forced to handle the Candy Dealer's package.
  • Hate at First Sight: Though he doesn't say anything, he shows a strong sense of animosity towards Carmen when they first meet. He rolls his eyes when he sees her force two kids to walk around her, and when Carmen thinks he's flirting with her and acts disgusted, Kevin's response is to put on an obviously fake smile with an irritated look on his face.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He tries to set up a marble trap with gumballs to trip Bob, but it doesn't work, and Kevin ends up tripping on his own trap shortly afterwards.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As exasperated as he is with dealing with the boys, he feels bad enough about seeing them miserable from being beaten up and not getting their candy that he begrudgingly gives them chocolate bars in "Unwanted Guest". Even when he's trying to shoo Skid and Pump out of the store in "Tender Treats", Kevin switches to trying to protect the two the moment he notices Bob.
  • Persona Non Grata: After three episodes of having to put up with them being Walking Disaster Areas, he outright forbids Skid and Pump from visiting the Candy Club any longer in "Tender Treats".
  • Rage-Breaking Point: In "Tender Treats", he wastes no time shooing Skid and Pump away after each of their visits brings him trouble... right as he notices Bob outside.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After insulting them out loud, Kevin becomes terrified by John and Jack, trying to shoo them along every time they cross paths.

    Richard "Rick" Hedony
"I sold some kids beer because I'm tired of breathing."
Voiced by: Zach Fuller

A gloomy man who takes various jobs around town as his lack of care keeps getting him fired.

  • Death Seeker: Played for Laughs. When Pump asks why he was working at the movie theater instead of the mall, Rick deadpans that he sold alcohol to some minors because he was "tired of breathing". However, he has no desire to put himself at risk when Bob Velseb enters the Candy Club with murderous intent, immediately quitting and then leaving the store.
  • The Eeyore: He seems to suffer from severe depression, even openly admitting to what sounds like suicidal thoughts.
  • Ironic Name: His last name, Hedony, is derived from hedonism. However, he's anything but hedonistic, being a lethargic Death Seeker.
  • New Jobs As The Plot Demands: Worked as a cashier at Gensomooru in "Unwanted Guest" and is a movie attendant at the theater in "Deadly Smiles". This is lampshaded when Pump asks why Rick was at the theater and not the mall, to which he responds he got fired because he sold kids beer. When Radford tells him he's going to get in trouble for letting two kids see a horror movie, Rick casually removes his name tag and places it on the counter, implying this happens often. If these pictures are considered canon, he got a job at the post office after getting fired from the theatre. In "Tender Treats", he's working at the Candy Club with Kevin, only to quit when he sees Bob Velseb enter the place with very malicious intent.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When he lets Skid and Pump see a scary movie in "Deadly Smiles", and when he sees Bob infiltrate the Candy Club in "Tender Treats", he responds by quitting his job.
  • The Stoic: He never expresses any emotions beyond dull apathy, always speaking with a constant deadpan monotone.

    The Candy Dealer
"Would you kids help a poor, lonely, candy dealer?"
Voiced by: CoffinJockey

A tall, dark and foreboding man in an all-concealing trench coat, big obscuring hat and an ever-present cigarette inside his shadowy silhouette. He gets the boys to help him deliver some sugar to Kevin.

  • Bait-and-Switch: The whole joke about this character and the package he's carrying is that he looks and acts like a drug dealer trying to smuggle cocaine, while lying that it's just sugar. Then it turns out that he was in fact a candy merchant carrying actual sugar.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Due to the way he is drawn and wears his trench coat, we never get to see any part of his body save his eyes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: This incredibly suspicious looking guy is just some candy salesman with a mean competitive streak, and his package is a brick of sugar.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Shortly after Skid and Pump seemingly die on the spot in order to go the hospital, someone off-screen sees the bodies and thinks that the Candy Dealer killed them. In response, the Candy Dealer meekly leaves the scene.
  • No Name Given: Justified because he's deliberately concealing his own identity. He's only ever referred to as the "Candy Dealer".
  • Serious Business: He's a tall, dark, and trenchcoat-clad figure who meets the boys outside the mall to smuggle some "sugar" for him. When they get to Kevin at the Candy Club and give him the package, it really was sugar the whole time. The "serious" part comes in with an advert that can be found in a hidden QR code in the same short, with the Candy Dealer dedicating an ad to outcompete the store Kevin's in, and treats the business like it's drug trafficking.
  • Shadowed Face, Glowing Eyes: His face is obscured by the shadow of his hat, save for his pink eyes.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: He warns the boys that they could visit the hospital if they hold onto that sugar for too long. The boys then promptly decide they want to visit the hospital anyways and die on the spot. He only gets a few seconds to be confused over what just happened before someone starts screaming that he just killed the two, causing him to meekly walk out of frame as the scene ends.

"It's not Spooky Month... it's June."
Voiced by: Abigail Adair ("Unwanted Guest"), Monica Franco ("Tender Treats")

A forensic pathologist who works at the hospital morgue where Skid and Pump visited after "dying", who is then subject to their antics.

  • Deadpan Snarker: In "Tender Treats", she sarcastically compliments John and Jack on their track record as police officers when she's called in by the mayor.
  • Dressed to Heal: She's always seen wearing her blue surgical garbs, even when she's not currently working in the hospital.
  • Expressive Mask: The lines on her face mask function as her mouth, moving as she speaks.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's the one person in "Unwanted Guest" to not put up with Skid's and Pump's Spooky Month shenanigans, telling the boys (and the dancing zombies) that it's June. In "Tender Treats", she's also shown to be the most level-headed person in the room when she's talking with John, Jack, and Evermore.
  • The Stoic: Unlike other characters, she's no Large Ham and generally has a rather calm, quiet demeanor. The only time this slips is when she briefly expressed intense fear upon sensing that all the corpses in the morgue had suddenly came back to life and started dancing to the beat of "Thriller", before regaining her composure and telling them that it's not Spooky Month.
  • Women Are Wiser: When paired with John and Jack, though John is relatively competent, she seems to be smarter than both of them. She manages to estimate how many bodies Bob has claimed, complete with her snarking at the two cops, and in the Newgrounds ending of "Tender Treats", she's the first one to catch on to Jack playing a prank with Bob's corpse and calls him out for it.

    The "Hobomen"
"I love your piss, dude!"
Voiced by: JohnnyUtah

A couple of homeless men that live behind the movie theater. They are parodies of Captain and Steve from Tankmen.

  • Crazy Homeless People: Both of them are eccentric hobos who are not particularly lucid.
  • Demoted to Extra: They play a semi-important role in "Deadly Smiles", pointing out to Skid and Pump where the Happy Fella doll went. In "Tender Treats", however, they're little more than a Funny Background Event with no dialogue whatsoever.
  • Expy: They're based on Captain and Steve, the protagonists of another Newgrounds cartoon called Tankmen. They even have the exact same voice actor.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Subverted. It's made abundantly clear that the "booze" is "Steve"'s piss, but then the "Captain" reveals that he knew it was piss all along, and still loved it, anyway.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: The last that's seen of them in "Deadly Smiles" is the two passionately making out, still as hammered as they were from the start. When Robert is asking Skid and Pump if he could have some of their candy for his sister in "Tender Treats", they're seen in the background kissing each other again.
  • No Name Given: Well, they're not called by any names besides the "Hobomen" in the credits. Though they are unofficially referred to by the names of the characters they're based on, Captain and Steve.
  • Snacksploitation: In "Tender Treats", the two are seen huddled around a popcorn machine, seemingly making their own popcorn to bring into the movie theater they're outside of.
  • Straight Gay: There are no obvious signs that they have homosexual feelings for each other until they start kissing.
  • Toilet Humour: In "Deadly Smiles", they're introduced with one asking the other for more "booze". The booze turns out to be piss, which doesn't faze the "Captain" in the slightest as he downs it in one fell swoop.

    Mayor Narciso G. Evermore
"What have you been DOING?!"
Voiced by: Alexander Katnik

The mayor of Skid's and Pump's town, who makes it his top priority to have Bob Velseb be taken out, dead or alive.

  • Agent Scully: He doesn't believe John's tellings of the cult roaming around town, believing him to just be making excuses.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He accuses John and Jack as being lazy and making up a cult as an excuse. Even when John tells him they burnt down his house, Evermore pins the blame on John for never turning off his coffee maker.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his arguments boiling down to Insane Troll Logic, he is right that Jack isn't exactly the most competent cop. And for how dismissive he is of the cult, it is understandable that he'd want the police to pursue a long-lasting, and very active Serial Killer that's already killed 8 people recently, over a shady cult that doesn't appear to have done much harm in comparison.
  • Large Ham: Almost everything he says, he says by bellowing it at the top of his lungs.
    John: They burned down my house!
    Evermore: Your house is a fire hazard! YOU'LL ALWAYS KEEP THE COFFEE MAKER ON!
  • Mayor Pain: He seems to be more concerned with his own career and image than anything else.
  • Mean Boss: He's ready to replace John and Jack with rookies the first chance he gets, just because they aren't doing exactly what he wants.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name given in the newspaper is Narciso, and he's a narcissist.
  • Narcissist: While the front of his plaque, which faces his clients, says his name, the back of his plaque, which faces him, says "You are the best".
  • Never My Fault: He accuses John and Jack of being lazy and incompetent, despite the newspaper he shows saying that there's a lack of police funding. And since he's the mayor...
  • No Sympathy: When John tries to convince him of the importance of looking into the cult by telling him they burned his house down, the mayor blames it on him because John always leaves the coffee maker on.
  • Punny Name: N. Evermore. Spooky Month revolves around Halloween. His first name, Narciso, also plays into how much of a narcissist he is.
  • Shrine to Self: One of the telltale signs that he's a narcissist besides the back of his plaque is one of four self-portraits hanging in his office, being a parody of The Birth of Venus with angels throwing money around his naked body instead of flower petals.

    "Costume Bob"
"I just wanted to tell you kids are stealing candy!"
Voiced by: Brandon Winckler

An unnamed young man in his late teens, whose unfortunate choice of Halloween costume results in him being mistaken for Bob Velseb at least twice.

  • Good Samaritan: As soon as he spots some kids stealing candy from the Candy Club, his first immediate response is to go around back and report them to Kevin.
  • Identical Stranger: Aside from his slim figure, his outfit is identical to that of Bob's, which causes him to be mistaken for him multiple times.
  • Mistaken Identity: Due to wearing a devil mask and red sweater that looks a lot like Bob's outfit, Lila and later Kevin think that he's actually Bob at first, and he gets attacked by both of them for it.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Though he does the right thing in reporting a candy theft that's going on, he gets pelted with gumballs for it because Kevin mistook him for Bob.
  • No Name Given: His name is never stated, and he is only referred to as "Costume Bob" in the credits.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: During the climactic scene where John and Jack fight with Bob, he watches in shock as the two cops unload their pistols into the cannibal. Not wanting to be shot next in confusion, he immediately runs like hell away from the carnage.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Him being confused with Bob causes him to go through immense suffering. In one night, Lila bludgeons him with her construction ruler, Kevin assaults him with gumballs, and he's left traumatized at the sight of someone dressed like him being shot to death repeatedly.

"Excuse me? You just broke my door!"
Voiced by: Brandon Winckler

A cranky and reclusive neighbor in Skid's and Pump's neighborhood who appears to have been badly injured.

  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Skid's and Pump's Nightmare Faces are a No-Sell on him, as he looks more annoyed with it than anything.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's already never in a good mood, but the first thing he does when Skid and Pump break his door with a hammer is throw his door open and yell at them at the top of his lungs.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Is hostile to Skid and Pump and initially refuses to give them candy, but that's because they smashed a hole through his door.
  • Sarashi: The entire right side of his body, including his hand, is wrapped in bandages, which implies that he was somehow horribly disfigured.
  • Tranquil Fury: Once Skid and Pump say "trick-or-treat", he calmly questions them with a plastered-on smile, before finally yelling at them about how they broke his door.

    Father Gregor
"Get out of the Lord's house, you devil-worshipping fiends!"
Voiced by: P.M. Seymour

An irritable priest who does not appreciate Halloween due to believing it to be a time when Satan's followers roam freely around the town; especially trick-or-treating children.

"Ah! Welcome, to the hauntiest of houses, gentlemen."
Voiced by: Gabe Velez

A man dressed as a vampire who works as a greeter for a haunted house attraction in town. He ends up being one of Bob's victims.

  • Ambiguously Gay: There is graffiti in the bathroom that says "Kevin x Streber", which hints that Streber might be (or may have been) in a relationship with Kevin.
  • An Arm and a Leg: It's heavily implied Bob ripped off one of Streber's arms while attacking him, as Bob is seen snacking on meat from an arm bone while walking through the haunted house.
  • Break the Cutie: Streber is a cheerful, fun-loving guy who wants nothing more than to entertain guests at his haunted house, only to be brutally maimed and partially eaten by Bob. Possibly becomes Kill the Cutie as we never get confirmation the attack wasn't fatal.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: The only thing the audience sees of Streber after Bob's done with him is a shadowed lump on the floor and a single eye shaking in terror.
  • Keet: He's always in a good mood and has a larger-than-life personality, even when Bob is getting ready to kill him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is the German word for "nerd", fitting his dorky and enthusiastic personality.
  • Missing Reflection: He uses a mirror to prove that he is a "real" vampire, as he goes missing when Skid and Pump look into it. The trick is that the inside of his cape is green, which Pump catches onto when the stem on his pumpkin mask also goes missing.
  • Nice Guy: He's very cheerful and friendly to the haunted house guests, even Bob up until he realizes too late that he's a malicious thug.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Other than a short gag about chroma keying, his only purpose is to show how dangerous Bob is compared to previous villains by being badly brutalized by him and potentially killed.
  • Uncertain Doom: The extent of his injuries after being attacked by Bob are unknown — Bob drops an arm bone while exiting the haunted house, implying he at least took an arm, but there's a possibility the attack was much worse. Streber was at least alive when Skid and Pump left the attraction, leaving the chance he was rescued.

The Cult

    Tropes about them as a whole
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo (hooded cultists in "Unwanted Guest")

An enigmatic evil cult that was formerly led by Mr. Clown until his death. They're plotting some sort of sinister occult conspiracy, which is under investigation by Sheriff John and Deputy Jack.

  • Apocalypse Cult: While their exact beliefs are unknown, it's strongly implied that whatever they're planning will likely have horrible consequences for their town, if not the rest of the world.
  • Big Bad: It seems that they're being built up as the main antagonists of the whole series, particularly in John's and Jack's plotline throughout the Newgrounds endings, and later on they even break Bob Velseb out of prison.
  • Destroy the Evidence: In the Newgrounds ending of "Deadly Smiles", a cultist makes an effort to get rid of the dirt John's dug up on them, and to do so, they burn down his house.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: John and Jack are trying to arrest them, and they broke Bob Velseb out of prison to let him wreak havoc in "Tender Treats". It's strongly implied that they have some direct ties to all the occult and supernatural phenomena in the town, or are at least exploiting it for their own goals.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: We don't know much of anything about what their ultimate goals are, but the methods they use indicate that it's nothing good, due to being responsible for multiple child abductions and breaking a serial killer out of jail to let him wreak havoc.
  • Latin Is Magic: They are heavily associated with the Latin language, from their vaguely Ominous Latin Chanting when John and Jack come across them in the Newgrounds ending of "Unwanted Guest", to the post-episode ARGs containing written texts related to them that need to be translated from Latin, which itself are related to the concepts of fear, the end, and the cult obtaining "everything".
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Aside from the Clown and Bob, all of them wear red robes with face-concealing hoods, which only have several small holes to see through them.
  • Mystery Cult: Their membership aside from the Clown and Bob is unknown, as they all secretly meet together in an old house without showing their faces.
  • Pyromaniac: One of the cultists burns John's house down to the ground with a match, apparently with themself in it, just so any leads John has on them are removed.
  • Religion of Evil: They're an evil cult that's implied to worship a demonic Eldritch Abomination with large tentacles (which may be the exact same entity as the Eyes of the Universe, if not something else that's related to it).
  • Villain of Another Story: At least so far, they've only been appearing in The Stinger of the Newgrounds releases starting with "Unwanted Guest", engaging in (mostly) Offstage Villainy while John and Jack try to investigate their activities. They finally have a presence in the YouTube version by merit of John directly referring to them in "Tender Treats" when talking with the mayor, but even that is minor.

    "Mr. Clown"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A jolly clown who loves laughing, telling jokes, and beating kids over the head with a hammer. He turns out to be a high-ranking member of an evil cult, if not one of their leaders.

  • Asshole Victim: He ends up suffering a fatal case of Police Brutality in the form of a Multiple Gunshot Death, courtesy of Deputy Jack and his extreme coulrophobia. Given that he's a Monster Clown who kidnapped (and most likely murdered) children for his evil cult, his death is treated as nothing more than Black Comedy.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Although the Clown gloats to the cops about how he and his followers will do something very great and evil, he doesn't last much longer before Jack just kills him on the spot. Afterwards, the other cultists are still able to continue their evil plans without being hindered by their apparent leader's death.
  • Elective Unintelligible: The Stinger for the Newgrounds version of "Unwanted Guest" reveals that he's capable of speaking normally just fine as he gives a brooding speech toward John and Jack.
    Mr. Clown: Eeee-HEHHEH-HEHHEH-HEH! We will take all and get everything! Everything will give us MORE THAT IS ALL! (Evil Laugh)
  • Evil Gloating: He appears in an after-credits gag for "Unwanted Guest", where he gives a brooding speech of his cult's imminent world domination, only to get cut off when Jack mag-dumps him with extreme prejudice.
  • Expy: Mr. Clown definitely bears some resemblance to a more famous Monster Clown, Pennywise from Stephen King's IT (particularly the 1990 film's version of the character). He's even seen standing in the streets with a red balloon, luring kids to him to abduct (and presumably kill) them. But unlike Pennywise who's a demonic Humanoid Abomination with supernatural powers, Mr. Clown is just a regular human who's only armed with a hammer and crazy cultist dogma.
  • Jump Scare: He appears in the YouTube ending credits of "The Stars" (instead of Ooga Booga) to give the camera a wallop with his mallet and try to steal the viewer away, Laughing Mad all the while.
  • Monster Clown: Visually, he's about as human as they come, but his ties to the cultists in the abandoned manor mean something's up about him. He also enjoys bludgeoning and kidnapping children, presumably to use for some horrible cult rituals.
  • No Name Given: His real name is unknown, and is only addressed as "Mr. Clown" by Skid and Pump.
  • Paper Tiger: He might be a creepy, child-abducting cult leader who talks about how his group will take over everything, but he goes down just as easy as anyone else would once he gets shot in the chest.
  • The Unintelligible: His joke to Skid and Pump is just letting out a hearty laugh, Skid and Pump heard it just fine but the audience is clueless. Turning on the subtitles reveals his joke, though.
    Mr. Clown: What's a ghost's favorite dessert? I-Scream!
  • Wacky Sound Effect: Getting shot in the chest by a pistol gets a high-pitched honk noise out of his wound.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: He's standing right next to a torn wanted poster of himself, which is a couple feet away from a bunch of missing person's posters, most of whom are children.
  • Would Hurt a Child: After Skid and Pump leave, another child comes to ask for a joke, with Mr. Clown beating them over the head with a hammer and stuffing them in a ruck sack in response. John's String Theory board in the Newgrounds ending of "Deadly Smiles" has him connect various missing children reports to Mr. Clown, indicating he did it frequently before his death.

    Bob Velseb
"Did you know... the halal method produces more tender and fresh meat?"
Bob without his costume 
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo ("It's spooky month", flashback in "Tender Treats"), Corey LeVier ("Tender Treats")

A serial killer in a devil costume who murders and cannibalizes innocents on Halloween, rarely before offering an interesting tidbit about meat. His more fortunate victims are able to placate him with candy instead of their lives, but this is never a guarantee...

  • Ambiguously Human: While his demonic appearance is just a costume, the fact it took being run over and shot multiple times before he keeled over, along with him looking the exact same as when Lila was a child and Pump's eyes turning teal after Bob's hit by the police car, implies he's not entirely human.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: The ending of "Tender Treats" implies that he's been around Skid's and Pump's town for decades, as when Lila looks at an old photograph of her and Jaune trick-or-treating as kids, she spots a man whom she recognizes as Bob. The Newgrounds ending reveals that he is at least an ally of the cult, as they broke him out of prison and he had one of their amulets on him.
  • Ascended Extra: In the first short, Bob Velseb was little more than a quick gag in a Rapid-Fire Comedy. "Tender Treats" is entirely focused on him as the antagonist, hunting the cast and following Skid and Pump around as they trick or treat. The Newgrounds ending also reveals he has ties into the greater plot regarding the cult.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Bob has an affinity for candy and usually stops to eat any he finds before continuing, allowing potential victims to temporarily get a headstart in escaping.
  • Ax-Crazy: On top of being completely and violently insane, he's ridiculously persistent, as he still tries to attack Skid, Pump, Lila, Jaune, John, and Jack despite being repeatedly run over and shot up with many bullets by John and Jack; he's just that spiteful and bloodthirsty.
  • Big Eater: He seems to love eating, especially candy and human flesh, even down to knowing proper ways to prepare it.
  • Cerebus Retcon: "Tender Treats" shows that not only did Lila call the cops on him immediately after offering him candy in "It's spooky month", but that he was genuinely after her life to begin with, which left her with a seriously untreated case of PTSD.
  • Connected All Along: The Newgrounds ending of "Tender Treats" shows John and Patty uncovering an amulet on his corpse matching the one worn by the cultists, revealing Bob and the cult were working together after they broke him out of prison.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: When the police finally catch up to him, they waste no time in running him over and gunning him down, even going as far as to completely unload their guns into him when he seems dead after they've already run him over with their car and shot him. The problem is that even this much punishment doesn't actually put him down for good and he still manages to get up twice to put up a fight, but for as much of a fight he puts up he still doesn't stand a chance against the police, and they eventually manage to actually kill him for good by running him over a few more times.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He's excessively prepared for his killings, as he wears a tool belt that carries various different types of bladed weapons.
  • The Dreaded: As Bob is known to be a convicted serial killer, and the local news announced his recent escape from prison, almost everyone in town (aside from Skid, Pump, and Streber) are aware of what a monster he is, and are overwhelmed with fear when they see him. Especially Lila, who's still traumatized from their last encounter when he broke into her house and held her hostage at knifepoint.
  • Evil All Along: He's treated like a guy just pretending to kill Lila in "It's spooky month", but "Tender Treats" reveals that he wasn't joking, and that he's a cannibalistic Serial Killer.
  • Evil Chef: He spouts quite a bit of info about the preparation and consumption of (animal or human) meat before he attacks his victims. If the man in Lila's photo is truly him, he also used to work at a restaurant called Boys 'n Grills. Additionally, an animation made for the soundtrack of "Tender Treats" shows Skid and Pump having hamburgers at Boys 'n Grills, and for one frame, their waiter has Bob's signature Slasher Smile, hinting that he still worked there prior to the episode.
  • Evil Former Friend: One of Lila's childhood photos reveals that many years ago, Bob was once rather chummy to the families of the now-adult characters (specifically Lila's, Jaune's, Pump's dad's, John's, and Frank's). It also hints that he was just that much of a Faux Affably Evil Bitch in Sheep's Clothing and Villain with Good Publicity, with nobody at the time being aware that he was a deranged psychopath with hidden violent tendencies.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's a heavyset and generally just large man, towering over most of the other adult characters, and is a very sadistic and cannibalistic serial killer.
  • Evil Is Petty: He kills a Creator Cameo of Sr. Pelo all because he was using the only bathroom stall that had toilet paper in it.
  • Expy: He's based on Michael Myers, being a Serial Killer who kills on Halloween that possesses some form of connection with a major female character (Lila for Bob, Laurie Strode for Michael), and both of them also have ties with the occult (original timeline Myers at least). Bob also spends the first few minutes of "Tender Treats" completely silent, similar to Michael, though he begins speaking once Lila threatens him with a lemon.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an evil cannibal with a big fat body, fitting for someone who loves to eat.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Can act polite and soft-spoken, such as when he talks with Skid and Pump about playing hide-and-seek, or when he offers a fact about the preparation or consumption of meat. Absolutely none of it is genuine, as his murders and threats can attest to.
  • Hillbilly Horrors: He's a sadistic cannibal who speaks with a thick Southern accent.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: When initially meeting Skid and Pump, they think he wants to play hide-and-seek, and he more or less runs with it. If they win, he gives them more candy. If he wins, he murders them. Of course, he conveniently leaves that last part out so that the two don't suspect anything.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He really enjoys the taste of human flesh, and likes to tell his potential victims about the best ways of producing fresh meat. In one instance, he casually snacks on a piece of his victim's body. He's also stated to store the meat for later consumption, or for cooking it at the Boys 'n Grills restaurant.
  • Implacable Man: He takes multiple gunshots and being run over by a cop car without dying, determined to kill Skid, Pump, Lila, and Jaune. Nevertheless, the Newgrounds ending confirms that all that carnage finally did him in.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed, as while the comedy isn't removed entirely and Bob himself is even subject to some of it, unlike with Roy's Uncle, the overall tone of "Tender Treats" becomes darker and more tense whenever he's onscreen, to the point even Skid and Pump are screaming in fear by the epiosde's end.
  • Louis Cypher: His name is a chopped-up version of "Beelzebub", and while committing murder he's dressed in a devil costume.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: He always introduces himself to his potential victims with "Did you know-?", followed by a fact relating to meat preparation and/or cannibalism.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's treated as a joke in "It's Spooky Month", with Skid suggesting that he's only holding Lila hostage as part of the Halloween spirit. In "Tender Treats", however, he's a very real threat who's killed 8 people that year, and even more in the years prior.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: When Bob violently threatens to kill the boys, Lila, and Jaune in the police car, his eyes grow larger and change color, similar to Pump's eyes when danger is threateningly close to him and Skid like in "Unwanted Guest", and they stay that way until Bob finally dies. The Newgrounds ending of "Tender Treats" implies with his relation to the cult that this is not a coincidence.
  • Only Works Once: After their first encounter, Lila's attempt to distract him with the Spooky Dance only has him dance for a few meager seconds before resuming his attack. Given that's what bought her enough time to call the police, it's reasonable he'd only do it for a few seconds at most to taunt her.
  • Psycho Knife Nut: Given that he's a cannibalistic Serial Killer with plenty experience of carving (animal and human) meat, he mainly uses two butcher knives to attack people with, and has plenty more stashed in a tool belt hidden under his sweater.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Bob certainly gives off these vibes at times, due to loving candy about as much as he does human flesh. He even mugs the Hatzgang for their Halloween candy, and he later disguised his attempt at hunting Skid and Pump as an innocent game of hide-and-seek (even betting each others' piles of candy to trick them into playing his twisted game).
  • Rasputinian Death: As confirmed by the Newgrounds ending for "Tender Treats", he's finally killed after getting hit by a police car, shot multiple times, and then run over three more times — though Jack pulls a prank on John in the morgue by propping Bob's corpse up to make it look like he's still alive after all that.
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: He used to work as a cook at a barbecue restaurant called Boys 'n Grills, and given his cannibalistic tastes, it's implied that he has served and fed some of his victims' remains to unsuspecting customers before.
  • Serial Killer: He's a homicidal cannibal who's killed and butchered at least 8 people because of his insane obsession with cooking and eating human meat. In "Tender Treats", he successfully attacks and mutilates one poor guy (Streber) and leaves him for dead, and also fatally stabs another man in the bathroom, so that brings the total to about 9 or 10 known victims, not counting other missing people he may have also killed in the past.
  • Slasher Smile: Aside from Lila throwing lemon, seasoning, and bacon at him and his one trip to the bathroom, he never stops smiling, even as he's in the process of killing someone. His final effort at killing Skid, Pump, Lila, and Jaune causes him to completely drop it, furiously trying to stab them while they're just out of reach.
  • Sweet Tooth: Bob loves candy just as much as human flesh. This is actively exploited by multiple characters, who either use it as a distraction or a bribe to get away from him.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: A relentless, cannabalistic serial killer with the rather common and unassuming name "Bob".
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he's still not particularly hard to distract in "Tender Treats", he's a much more persistent predator, killing one person and seriously injuring another while stalking Skid and Pump. It's outright stated that he's been killing more and more on every Halloween as each year goes on, with eight victims in that year alone by the time Mayor Evermore brought it up. For perspective, Skid and Pump hadn't even left their houses by this point.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the first short, his voice is gruff but nondescript, sounding similar to Frank. In "Tender Treats", he has a much deeper and more subdued voice with a thick Southern accent, courtesy of his new voice actor, Corey LeVier.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He drops the grin and his Faux Affably Evil nature after getting hit by Jack and John, savagely shouting at Skid and Pump that they don't know anything while wildly swinging his knife at them, Lila, and Jaune.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He stalks and tries to kill Skid and Pump in "Tender Treats". He also briefly menaces the Hatzgang, although he's satisfied with just stealing all their candy.

Other Criminals and Villains

"Hey, kids... want some candy?"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A shady man always seen in his white van, Frank makes a living out of abducting children off the street, drugging them up to knock them out and putting out a ransom for the parents to cough up if they want their kid back. He's a good friend of Skid and Pump.

  • Affably Evil: He kidnaps children that aren't Skid and Pump and sells them back to their parents for a ransom, yet when it comes to Skid and Pump, he's always kind and helpful towards them.
  • Ambiguously Human: While not differing too much from the rest of the human characters, his eyes seem to naturally be pitch black, and he's the tallest character in the cast by quite a margin (outside of Eyes, of course), leaving a bit of leeway if he's really human or not.
  • Befriending the Enemy: His crooked behavior would make him a red flag for pretty much anyone, especially potential victims like Skid and Pump, yet the trio are nothing but friendly and helpful to each other.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: To sell how shady and sinister he is, his eyes have black sclera and little white pupils, and unlike Skid and Pump he's definitely not wearing a costume.
  • Creepy Stalker Van: If it wasn't already obvious enough that he kidnaps children, he drives a white van around while searching for victims. In "The Stars", he even disguises it as an ice cream truck to lure kids to him.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In his first appearance, Frank's arms are a bit more slender, is missing ears, and his square chin is more rounded.
  • Evil Former Friend: A Twitter post by a background artist reveals that the old childhood photo Lila had with Pump's father and Jaune in "Tender Treats" also had a young Frank on the far right side of the image, implying that Frank was once friends, or at the very least, acquaintances with the other adults. Somewhat subverted, as he is friends with the sons of Pump's father and Lila respectively.
  • Evil Is Bigger: A card carrying child kidnapper with a bulky square frame, and he's a good deal taller than the rest of the cast.
  • Evil Is Petty: When he's on vacation, he goes from stealing kids to just stealing their candy.
  • Evil Pays Better: Kidnaps kids purely to get their parents' money. Judging by the stack of bills he's counting in "Deadly Smiles", it's very lucrative.
  • Evil Poacher: He's effectively turned hunting children into a business, and considers any child who crosses his path (save for Skid and Pump) to be fair game.
    Frank: A lone kid? A loan of money!
  • Friendly Enemy: Frank's a kidnapper who abducts kids to sell them back to their parents for a ransom, but for some reason he never dares to pull any such tricks on Skid and Pump, giving them safe ice cream and even a ride in the back of his van out of good will.
  • I Have Your Wife: He kidnaps kids and then ransoms them back to their parents. He also set up an advert blatantly telling anyone who reads it his stock and trade.
    LOST YOUR SON? I probably have 'em lol. Call me if you wanna see 'em again (money first). 928-give-me-my-kid-plz.
  • Karma Houdini: Unlike all the other criminals and villains in the series, he has somehow continued to avoid being arrested or otherwise facing consequences for all those child abductions. The closest he gets to facing consequences is being frightened by and having his finger bitten by a Dexter-possessed Happy Fella doll after kidnapping it.
  • Laughably Evil: Detestable as his hobby would be, he's goofy enough to do the Spooky Dance and start nervously stuttering when his latest victim starts to wake up in front of Skid and Pump.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Is the only non-costumed human to have black sclera with white pupils, adding to his Obviously Evil appearance.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After he gets the daylights scared out of him by Dexter, he punches his face after the latter bites his finger, then throws him into Jack and John's open-windowed police car before driving away like hell.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Frankenstein, with his design being evocative of the Frankenstein's Monster.
  • Villains Out Shopping: When Skid and Pump run into him in "Tender Treats", he's still committing crimes by carrying a sack of money and swiping a kid's bag of candy, but as for his children poaching business, he states that he's on vacation, complete with a Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tries to abduct any kids that aren't Skid and Pump by drugging them with sedatives, in order to hold them for ransom from their parents. However, it's implied that's all he does to them, and he seems to have no interest in raping, torturing, or killing any of his child hostages.

    The Thieves
"It's weird, right? You move the X to the other side, and you have the answer!"
Voiced by: Kellen Goff (Fat Thief), CoffinJockey (Thin Thief)

A duo of ski-masked crooks who were burglarizing Skid's house before being caught red-handed — twice.

  • Ambiguously Evil: While the two were introduced trying to burgle Lila's house, they aren't treated as being serious threats at all, and immediately get caught and arrested. However, the newspaper reporting on Bob Velseb's escape from prison mentions that the Thieves also broke out of prison at the same time; assuming they didn't just exploit a lucky opportunity when the cultists were breaking out Bob, this implies they may be connected to the cult as well.
  • Blatant Burglar: Dark coats, flashlights and ski masks? They couldn't be any more obvious to anyone who isn't Skid.
  • The Comically Serious: The tall man is too bitter to put up with his partner's goofiness, and only does the Spooky Dance as a distraction because Lila caught them trying to rob her. Whilst inside the cop car after being busted, he only gets a very disappointed and tired face when Jack lets go of the steering wheel to Spooky Dance and promptly crashes.
  • The Faceless: While the two wearing ski masks is justified due to being burglars, they otherwise refuse to show their actual faces, as in prison, their faces are covered with the pillow protectors from their beds.
    Jack: And take those things off! They're for pillows!
  • Fat and Skinny: The short fat man is the jolly and excitable one, while the tall and thin one is the professional and agitated one.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The shorter thief is more reactive and upbeat, happily dancing the Spooky Dance when Spooky Month is mentioned, while the taller thief is more reserved and one of the few characters to not dance when Spooky Month is mentioned.
  • Harmless Villain: Compared to the other antagonists, they're rather incompetent buffoons that are more of a threat to their own plans than to the protagonists. It helps that they're never seen acting violently towards Lila or the kids.
  • No Name Given: Individually, they're only referred to as the "Fat Thief" and the "Thin Thief" by the credits.

"Hey! HEY KID! Get me outta here!"
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A demon from Hell whom Skid and Pump impulsively summoned through a Ouija Board, causing the upper half of his body to emerge from the board, before interrupting the ritual and leaving him stuck there in the attic. He hasn't been able to do much for the next two years afterwards.

  • Black Speech: His speech is dark and brooding by itself, but the short subtitles give it a distorting and demonic effect around the text via the Zalgo text generator.
  • Butt-Monkey: Only the upper half of his body was summoned, leaving him stuck in Skid's attic for two years. In the Newgrounds ending of "It's spooky month", he gets beaten up by a small Santa Claus after realizing it's November; in "The Stars", Skid gleefully ignores his pleas to be freed, and in "Unwanted Guest", he manages to possess Dexter to enact his revenge... only to be anticlimactically killed off after trying to turn his head 360° in order to prove that he's a demon. Even worse, he's still stuck in Dexter's body after being taken to a mental hospital, once again trapped and now being heavily experimented on.
  • Continuity Nod: He's summoned as a one-off joke in the first short, and makes a cameo in the next short still stuck in the attic with no way out. By the third short, he's gotten sick and tired and starts causing a ruckus in the attic, starting the sub-plot.
  • A Day in the Limelight: After two shorts of being a short joke, he gets his own subplot in "Unwanted Guest" as Lila mistakes his frustration for a rat in the attic, hiring an exterminator and by extension giving him a bodily vessel to escape with.
  • Demonic Possession: He possesses Dexter in "Unwanted Guest", turning Dexter's mask into a gaping maw before sprouting his horns out of the poor guy's head.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While Moloch was already evil to begin with, being a demon from Hell, he initially seemed to be relatively friendly towards Skid and Pump, with the two still considering him a friend even after everything that happened later. However, due to being stuck in the attic for two years, he goes off the rails and attempts to kill Skid and Pump as revenge for trapping him. During his angry Motive Rant, he sounds rather personally disappointed that they never freed him from his imprisonment, and so he threatens to inflict some very horrible tortures on them.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Only the top half of his body was summoned from the Ouija board. He's stuck in it and by extension Skid's attic because of it.
  • Mad Woman In The Attic: Emphasis on "mad". Skid's kept him up there for two years, and he's so pissed off that he starts a Roaring Rampage of Revenge first chance he gets.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Moloch is treated almost like an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain in the first two episodes, until he finally breaks free from his imprisonment in the attic by possessing Dexter and tries to murder Lila, Skid, and Pump for revenge. Even then though, he's still a Butt-Monkey who gets comically screwed over in the end.
  • Ouija Board: Skid and Pump use one of these to summon Moloch. However they forgot to finish the ritual, leaving Moloch stuck in there until he finally takes control of Dexter's body.
  • Our Demons Are Different: He appears to be a Big Red Devil with powers of Demonic Possession. While possessing Dexter, he's also shown floating off the ground, and the threats he makes to Skid and Pump implies that he is also capable of pyrokinesis. Played with regarding Pump's claim that as a demon, Moloch should easily be able to spin his head around; Moloch seems confident that he can prove this feat, but unfortunately he can't actually do this while controlling a human body.
  • Neck Snap: He gets tricked into turning his head 360° by Pump whilst possessing Dexter, taking him up on his bet that only a demon could do that. Unfortunately for him, Dexter is not a demon, so Moloch ends up snapping his neck and incapacitating them both when he tries.
  • Not Quite Dead: The post-episode ARG for "Tender Treats" reveals that Moloch didn't actually die when he snapped Dexter's neck, and Dexter's body with Moloch in tow is currently in the possession of a mental hospital that has no idea what to do with him.
  • Public Domain Character: Moloch is the name of a Biblical demon, who was originally a Canaanite god that was worshipped with child sacrifices; which fits the Spooky Month character's desire to kill and eat Skid and Pump.
  • Reduced to Ratburgers: In "Unwanted Guest", he angrily complains to Skid and Pump about how he was forced to eat rats and spiders while trapped in the attic for the past couple years.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Implied; Moloch doesn't give any reason for attacking Lila, but he likely knows that she is Skid's mother and targeted her as a way to hurt Skid emotionally. Given that he's a demon, it shouldn't be surprising that his way of seeking revenge for being wronged by the boys would be disproportionate and indiscriminate.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Played for Laughs. He's a malicious demon who is trapped in Skid's attic due to a botched summoning ritual which only allowed the upper half of his body to emerge from the Ouija Board. Despite his desperate pleas, Skid and Pump forget to free Moloch and leave him stuck for two years before he eventually snaps, possessing Dexter so that he can finally avenge his own humiliation by the kids. Unfortunately for him, twisting his host body's neck leaves him paralyzed yet still alive, and he is apparently now locked up in a mental hospital.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He really wants to brutally murder Skid and Pump as revenge for leaving him stuck in the attic for two years straight, and even threatens to burn their skin and feast on their flesh.

    Dexter Erotoph / The Happy Fella
"I love cats! I'll hug 'em until their br-r-r-rains are out!"
As the Happy Fella 
Voiced by: Metamaniac

A pest exterminator who likes killing rats, bats, cats and everything fast, who Lila brought over to get rid of a "rat" stuck in the attic. He's very much out of his league with what he's really up against: the demon Moloch, who immediately hijacks Dexter's body in order to escape from the attic and get revenge. After Moloch accidentally kills them both in a lapse of judgement, Dexter's spirit ends up possessing Skid's Happy Fella doll, and he proceeds to... ah, lose it, to put it lightly.

General tropes

  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He's very giddy about his job of exterminating rats and bats, and he's presumably also killed cats before (which aren't pests in most places), if his sales pitch is anything to go by. And in "Deadly Smiles", he approaches a stray cat in an alley while laughing like a maniac.
  • Butt-Monkey: As soon as he sets his trap up for Moloch, he immediately gets possessed by the demon, before having his neck snapped. Still applies upon possessing the Happy Fella, as he never manages to kill anything, usually getting interrupted before doing so. The only one he manages to successfully harm is Kevin, a fellow Butt-Monkey.
  • Create Your Own Villain: While he was already a somewhat twisted psycho as a human, Dexter's transformation into the Happy Fella only happened as an indirect consequence of Skid and Pump summoning Moloch in the first place. And after several months of being forced to spend time against his will with two annoyingly hyperactive children, along with being unable to indulge in his beloved passion of exterminating vermin, Dexter was driven to start killing humans in order to both vent his anger and satisfy his sadism.
  • Demonic Possession: Moloch uses Dexter as a vessel to finally escape from Skid's attic. However, Moloch ends up thwarting his own escape when Pump dares him to pull off an Exorcist Head, with realistic results that kills his host's body. And then Dexter himself soon ends up on the giving end of this trope when his spirit gets sucked into Skid's Happy Fella.
  • Eyes Are Mental: Retains his large white eye while possessing the Happy Fella, who are normally depicted with two black eyes. The Happy Fella Jaune bought having a white eye is a quick indication that he's possessed that one as well.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In his first appearance, he acts courteous towards Lila, but it's made clear that he's using this courtesy as a thinly-veiled mask for how psychotic he actually is. When he comes back as the Happy Fella doll, he throws all the false courtesy he had out the window and goes completely Ax-Crazy.
  • Mad Eye: His left eye is depicted as a large unfilled circle, while his right is the usual thin black slant the rest of the cast have. While initially just seeming to be quirky character design, it makes his stint as the Happy Fella look all the more unhinged.
  • Insistent Terminology: Consistently refers to his bloodlust as his "needs", even in situations where it's very obvious what he's actually referring to.
  • Perpetual Smiler: All pictures of him without his gas mask on show him giving a happy but off-putting smile to the camera. As the Happy Fella, this translates into a wide, manic grin.
  • Sadist: He really enjoys killing animals he doesn't like (such as rats, bats, and cats); and after becoming a living doll, his growing insanity and hatred for Skid and Pump leads him to channeling his violent urges onto any (random) human being he's left alone with.

Dexter the Exterminator

  • Asshole Victim: Perhaps to prevent us from feeling too sorry for Dexter when he suffers Demonic Possession by Moloch, his introductory scene has him gleefully admit to killing cats just for fun alongside the rats and bats that he exterminates for his job.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite his pleasant demeanor around clients, he makes it obvious that he enjoys killing vermin a little too much, and that he even views cats as just another kind of pest he wants to destroy. His ad in the phonebook states that he kills "rats, bats, wasps and everything fast", so he does have enough self-awareness to know that most people wouldn't want to hire a creep who likes to harm cats.
  • Expressive Mask: His exterminator's gas mask acts as his face and is just as emotive as it would be, with the nozzle even squashing and stretching like a mouth.
  • Freudian Slip: He just casually admits to how he likes to kill cats. When Lila notices this, Dexter tries to pretend that he was just kidding and that he actually "loves" cats enough to "hug 'em until their brains out". Then he retracts that by saying "I'm a dog person".
  • Pragmatic Villain: He got into the extermination business just so he'd have a way to kill things without crossing (too many) legal and moral boundaries.
  • Psycho for Hire: Dexter is mainly an exterminator so he can freely satisfy his bloodlust and urge to kill in a legally acceptable manner. Money doesn't appear to be a priority for him.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: After being possessed by Moloch, Dexter's eyes turn glowing yellow, his jaws become a circular Lamprey Mouth with fangs, horns grow from his head, and long claws protrude from his fingertips. "His" patient file in the post-episode ARG for "Tender Treats" also reveals his skin became incredibly hard and tough, while his blood turned into a highly corrosive acid, with multiple saws being broken while cutting through his body.
  • Un-Evil Laugh: He lets out an arrogant and snorty laugh as he plants his rat trap, excited to see what'll run into it; but after Moloch possesses him, the demon gives a triumphant Evil Laugh (in Dexter's own voice). As the Happy Fella, his laughs are more manic and unhinged, though he still lets out a snort after Lila stabs him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Based on Lila's decision to hire him, it seems as though he had a good track record despite his bloodlust, and even when he's resurrected as the Happy Fella, nobody seemed to suspect that he and Dexter were the same guy. It's emphasized further by how Jaune comes across a missing persons report of him on the news, with no indication by the press that he's anywhere near as deranged as he actually is.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: About a minute of screen time and a couple of lines, and Dexter as we knew him is gone as Moloch takes over to make his getaway. Not too long after, Moloch and by extension Dexter are dead. This is zigzagged in "Deadly Smiles"; while Dexter is possessing the Happy Fella, having to deal with Skid's and Pump's antics and being unable to kill things has left him with so much Sanity Slippage that he basically functions as a different character.

Dexter the "Happy Fella" Doll

  • And I Must Scream: He sheds a tear while still posing as a smiling, inanimate doll after Susie deprives him of his knife.
  • Ax-Crazy: After discarding his eccentricities from his previous outing, he's become a completely indiscriminate murderer. He sets his sights on Skid, Pump, and Lila, but also takes the time to try and kill both the Thieves and Kevin, who know absolutely nothing about him, just because it satisfies his "needs".
  • Berserk Button: He despises being called an ugly doll, which is too bad since he constantly referred as such throughout "Deadly Smiles".
    Dexter: I'm tired of all of you calling me ugly!
  • Big "NO!": He yells out a loud "NO!" while melting in the oven after his plea for mercy from Skid and Pump fails, and Lila turns on the oven. Then this happens again when Jaune throws the second Happy Fella doll that Dexter immediately possessed afterward into the oven, prompting him to yell "Oh, No... Not Again!" as he suffers yet another death by melting.
  • Body Horror: After being burned in the oven, he is reduced to purple-grey goopy ash with his eyes still intact.
  • Child Hater: He's horrible to everyone, but he seems to especially despise Skid and Pump, drawing them dead for his picture, and later yelling in anger about how obnoxious they are.
  • Cooked to Death: Lila and the boys dispose of the Dexter-possessed Happy Fella doll by trapping him in the oven and roasting him until he melts... but then they have to do it again, as Jaune comes by with another doll that Dexter's ghost subsequently possesses.
  • Creepy Doll: Even putting aside the fact that this doll is possessed by the spirit of a sadistic psychopath with murderous tendencies, many characters remark that the Happy Fella on its own looks rather ugly, especially with its big creepy smile.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He melts to death in the oven at the end of "Deadly Smiles". Twice.
  • The Dead Have Eyes: Even when the rest of him is goopy ash due to being burned to death, his eyes are intact. Justified, as they're made of plastic, while the rest of him is plush.
  • Eat the Camera: When he possesses the new Happy Fella toy, he's thrown inside the oven again. He screams as he flies into the oven, and the camera is placed inside the oven so that the void of his mouth as he screams provides a cut to black to the next scene.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He joins Ross and Robert in scolding Roy for demanding Skid's and Pump's clothes in exchange for him until Roy clarifies he meant their sweaters.
  • Expy: His appearance as the Happy Fella is an obvious parody of Chucky from the Child's Play movies, being a possessed doll owned by the child protagonist that tries to kill people. In his commentary for "Deadly Smiles", Sr. Peloinvoked states that while he wanted to homage Child's Play, he didn't want to copy Chucky one-to-one, and so screwed with the character's concepts to make something a bit more unique: while Chucky is possessed by a serial killer who intentionally put his soul into a Good Guy doll so he could live on after death, the Happy Fella is possessed by an animal killer whose soul was forced into the doll after his unintended murder. In addition, Charles Lee Ray is sadistic and plans out his killings, while Dexter is desperate and throws himself at anything and anyone in the hopes he can kill it.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: He suffers a lot of physical abuse in "Deadly Smiles": such as being punched in the face by Frank, being sneezed on by John, having gum thrown at his face by Kevin, and finally ends up melting inside an oven twice. Given that he was a cat-killing sociopath in his human life, and spent most of this episode trying to kill two kids and other humans just because he really wanted to see them die, it's more than a well-deserved fate.
  • Living Toys: Much like Chucky, this thing is a talking doll for children that is possessed by an evil human's soul.
  • Madness Makeover: As he slowly loses more of his sanity, his unsuspecting doll appearance soon starts to slip away as his face becomes a menacing Slasher Smile and his hair becomes spikier and unkempt.
  • Not Quite Dead: After Lila and the kids melts him in the oven, Dexter simply possesses the next Happy Fella doll that Jaune brought with her... until she throws that one into oven as well.
  • Perverse Puppet: The Happy Fella dolls are children-sized toys with a rather unsettling stare and smile. A hidden advert has a concerned parent warning that their child's soul got consumed by their doll, and said doll is now roaming loose. But the boys keep their doll anyways, learning a bit too late that it's possessed by a murderously evil spirit (Dexter the exterminator).
  • Sanity Slippage: When introduced in "Unwanted Guest", Dexter comes across as a cheerful and friendly (if eccentric) person. By the time of "Deadly Smiles", he's completely lost it, trying to kill anything and everything he can get his hands on. This is exemplified by the notes he left in Pump's toy chest, which start out in regular capitalization and clean handwriting and devolve into all-caps and scratchy writing. Two notes next to each other also go from Dexter reminding himself that he can't kill two children to saying that he needs to kill Skid and Pump.
  • Sinister Switchblade: Picks a switchblade while at the police station and attempts to use it on the Thieves, only to be thwarted by Jack happening to walk by, who then takes it back.
  • Slasher Smile: He's perpetually smiling while he tries to attack people.
  • Soul Jar: The Happy Fella dolls are purposely made to absorb the souls of the dead, explaining why Dexter ended up trapped in the doll Skid and Pump bought. The Happy Fella's box even has a disclaimer that says "The doll is a vessel for ghosts, do not bring it close to a cemetery, abandoned house, or kill someone close to it".
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Goes hand in hand with his Sanity Slippage. When talking with Lila in "Unwanted Guest", he's outwardly friendly, if somewhat eccentric. But as a doll, he either insults everyone or tries to kill them. And they are not mutually exclusive.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After making several attempts to kill various people, which all get thwarted due to his chosen victims defending themselves, outside interferences, or Skid and Pump continuously dragging him along, Dexter quickly loses his patience as he drops his doll façade altogether, and decides to just openly attack the two boys along with Lila.
  • Villains Want Mercy: In dialogue lifted almost word for word from Child's Play (1988), he immediately changes tune and tries to beg for his life after getting pushed into the oven. Just like in the original film, this fails, and Lila turns the oven on and melts him.
    Happy Fella: I'm your fella, kids! I'm here to make you happy!
  • Voices Are Mental: Retains his voice while possessing the Happy Fella, even though the toy has its own voice box.
  • Was Once a Man: Needless to say, Dexter isn't pleased by the fact that his original human body has somehow been replaced with a ridiculous-looking doll.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the toy chest notes, he goes from a Madness Mantra of how he shouldn't kill children to needing to, seeking to kill Skid and Pump just because he hates them and their annoying quirks that much. He tries to trick them into both letting their guard down, so he can attack them with a knife before being interrupted. He later tries to attack them and Lila at the end of the episode.

Miscellaneous Characters

    Ooga Booga
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A loud, invasive and terrifying(?) hag whose appearance is always followed by a horrifying(?) Jump Scare that is in no way old and overus-OOGA BOOGA!

  • Ambiguously Human: It's left unclear if she's an actual monster, or just an actress always in full costume.
  • Animation Bump: At the YouTube ending of "Deadly Smiles" we get to see her animated at the same level as everyone else as she tries to scare the viewer with a Happy Fella. And then she goes right back to Limited Animation when trying to do a last Jump Scare on the viewer when using the doll failed.
  • Bandage Mummy: After getting hit by a car in "The Stars", she appears briefly in "Unwanted Guest" in the hospital and covered in bandages, vibrating in place as she mutters out muffled ooga boogas within.
  • Catchphrase: Two words: OOGA BOOGA!
  • Does Not Like Spam: She's shown in The Stinger of "Tender Treats" rummaging around a bag of candy for, as she describes it, "sugar", but is disgusted when she pulls out a candy apple.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Her Screamer Prank is just as much directed for the viewers as it is for her victims in the shorts.
  • Insane Proprietor: She's the one advertising Sr. Pelo's Spooky Month merchandise, which goes as well as you'd expect.
    Witch: BETTER GET 'EM! GET 'EM NOW! (hysterical laughter) PLEASE, PLEASE GET 'EM, I NEED IT! I NEED IT N- OOGA BOOGA! (more laughter)
  • Jump Scare: Pretty much her M.O. Later on, she starts distracting the viewer with other topics before she jumps them- OOGA BOOGA! HAHAHA YOU JUST GOT SPOOKED!
    • Overused excessively throughout "It's spooky month". Ooga Booga somehow always appears either in person, on the phone, in a film, and in a video game to scream OOGA BOOGA!.
    • She returns in the Newgrounds post-credits ending scene for "The Stars", trying to scare the cops in a police car as they're barreling right towards her, with predictable results.
    • She returns in HD glory for the YouTube ending of "Unwanted Guest", jumpscaring after the credits are done rolling.
    • She appears again for the YouTube credits of "Deadly Smiles", trying to jumpscare the viewer with a Happy Fella doll, but gets freaked out when it talks, only to then use that as an opportunity to give a real jumpscare.
    • She makes another return after the YouTube credits of "Tender Treats", asking the viewer "OOGA or sugar", then jumpscaring the viewer when she pulls out an apple on a stick.
  • Large Ham: Given her shticks, she is very, very loud, even when talking normally.
  • Limited Animation: Outside of moving her mouth and eyes slightly during her close-ups, she has next to no other animation except for a single frame where she makes a mocking expression over how (supposedly) scared the viewer was by her Jump Scare. And when we see the rest of her, she just wiggles her fingers about.
  • Overused Running Gag: She's a parody of the overuse of jumpscares, so she gets a ton of mileage in the first short and gets to show up every now and again to keep it going.
  • No Indoor Voice: Kind of hard to be speaking at any other volume when most of what you say is OOGA BOOGA!
  • Real After All: There's no real implication she's much more than a character in a movie, but "The Stars" has John and Jack accidentally hit her with their car, confirming that she is indeed real in the Spooky Month universe.
  • Show Within a Show: The star of Really Spooky - The Ooga Booga, which played in theaters and went to cassette soon after. Take a guess what it's about.
  • Shout-Out: She looks a lot like Regan MacNeil and her infamous Nightmare Face used in many Screamer Pranks, only warped into a dumb grin modeled after the trollface.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the Newgrounds ending of "The Stars", she thought standing in the middle of a dark road in the dead of night with no lights whatsoever to try performing her Screamer Prank on incoming cars would be a good idea. Sure enough, Jack and John accidentally run her over and she's a Bandage Mummy at the hospital in the next short. In the second volley of official merch, she does this again, suddenly appearing in front of Frank's moving van to buy some shirts and getting smashed against the windshield for her enthusiasm.
  • Troll: She only seems to frighten people because it amuses her. Fitting considering one half of her inspiration.
  • Verbal Tic: Just screaming OOGA BOOGA is one for her, it's practically the only thing she says, and she can barely get a word in otherwise.

    The Eyes of the Universe
Voiced by: Sr. Pelo

A multi-tentacled and multi-eyed monstrosity that dwells underneath a house on top of a hill, who the kids meet after entering the manor looking for a spooky party. The three quickly become good friends.

  • Ambiguously Evil: It seems to be (intentionally) left rather vague just how malevolent or benevolent the Eyes of the Universe really is. Assuming that the Eyes may indeed be a villain, he is likely no more than being Affably Evil at worst, or at least has Blue-and-Orange Morality.
    • When we first see the Eyes, he looks like a very scary and hideous monster who at first seems like he was ready to do something terrible to Skid and Pump, but instead he befriends the duo. After this, he seems to not really be much of a malevolent being, and doesn't do anything worse than hypnotizing people or accidentally crushing Roy's uncle while excitedly running down the hill with Skid and Pump.
    • However, it's also implied that the Eyes may be the exact same entity that the town's local cult worships, given that he's lurking underneath the mansion where the cultists have their meetings. His exact relationship with the cult, if he's even aware of them at all, or whether he would personally condone (or even care about) their evil plans, are all still currently unknown.
  • Aside Glance: When the boys are telling Lila that their new friend 'showed them the stars', you can see two stars shimmering extra bright behind her, which promptly wink at the viewer after she says "The stars? That's new".
  • Brown Note Being: Any mortal who directly gazes upon the Eyes of the Universe will have their minds overwhelmed by his inherently incomprehensible nature... unless you're Skid, who doesn't behave any differently after being exposed to the Eyes.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: This inconceivably huge, cosmic elder god residing inside the Earth quickly becomes Skid's and Pump's new friend as they tell him that it's Spooky Month, merrily walking downtown with them to shop for candy.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He's an ancient, unearthly tentacled creature with multiple eyes that can stare anywhere in the universe, because the stars are his eyes.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Its name is its role: the eyes of the universe. The stars are its way of seeing all.
  • Hypnotic Creature: He provides the current page image. Aside from Skid, any human that directly looks at his Hypnotic Eyes will enter a trance-like state, with their eyes turning the same shade of blue as his own.
  • My Brain Is Big: Most of its body is brain, with extra eyeballs for good measure.
  • Mysterious Protector: Seems to have taken a sort of protector role for Skid and Pump after the kids befriended it, with "Unwanted Guest" having two larger than average stars that tend to follow the boys around in the sky between scenes. Additionally, it indirectly give Pump an ability to sense the supernatural after he gazed at it, which influenced Pump's decision making when he was in mortal danger against Moloch.
  • Voice of the Legion: Its voice has a reverberating, booming and overlapping effect to it.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: He's never seen taking any souls, but based on Pump's drawing of him in "Deadly Smiles", he seems to have the ability to suck a soul out of a person's body. Which, considering how Pump was granted the ability to sense the supernatural because of Eyes, he might be telling the truth.