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     Rast Racklyn 
Smile. People like smiles.

A black rat in college who desperately wants to be famous and is secretly unhinged. After he's suspended from college, Rast decides to descend into a life of crime, feeling that he can only become famous by being infamous.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's heavily implied he has antisocial personality disorder. Rast seems to loathe being around people, right down to a point where he insults a random civilian just because he's wearing shoes. He constantly has to tell himself to smile and be nice, because he mentally can't do it on instinct.
  • Asshole Victim: He's murdered by one of Doug's hitmen in the final chapter. Given the sheer amount of innocents he murdered throughout the story, he absolutely deserved it.
  • Be Yourself: Deconstructed. After spending his whole life pretending to be a nice, selfless person, Rast decides to behave the way he wants to. The problem with this, is that deep down Rast is a violent, egotistical murderer who finds happiness in raping and killing innocent people.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Rast acts nice and friendly in public, but only because he has to force himself to do so. In reality, he's an egotistical Attention Whore, a Jerkass, and a sadist who will murder anyone if it'll help him achieve infamy.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Gets shot in the back of the head by Doug's hitman.
  • Break the Haughty: He's humiliated in chapter 2 after a sex tape is leaked online showing him fornicating with two humans—something considered taboo in Stercullo. Given that he's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, it's hard to feel sorry for him.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: After Doug comes very close to killing him in chapter 4, Rast pisses his pants with fright.
    Doug: "Suppose I should be glad you didn't shit yourself."
  • Depraved Homosexual: Rast is gay, and after he rapes and kills Dante and Tomas, he becomes a full-on Serial Rapist.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In chapter 16, a teenager calls Rast a "faggy ratty." Rast decides to follow the teenager's family to their home, and later that night, he rapes and murders the entire family.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Has a severe aversion to shoes, and always walks around barefooted.
  • Evil Is Petty: Rast steals twenty dollars from a homeless person just because he could, and passively-aggressively insults a random human being just because he wears shoes.
  • Fame Through Infamy: His entire motivation. After realizing how hard and pointless it is to get famous, and after he notices that society only seems to care about criminals, Rast decides to become a brutal serial killer/serial rapist in hopes of being one of Stercullo's most infamous murderers.
  • Freudian Excuse: Deconstructed. His hatred of society and his desperation to become popular is understandable. But various characters (including Linkard Reid, who actually supports Rast) point out that nothing justifies raping and murdering innocent people, even though Rast claims it's the one thing that truly makes him happy.
  • Hate Sink: Rast is a deconstruction of a Villain Protagonist, and it shows. Nothing about his character is made to be remotely sympathetic.
  • Interspecies Romance: Rast has absolutely no problem when it comes to fornicating or raping human beings, despite it being taboo in Stercullo.
  • Narcissist: His Fatal Flaw. Rast thinks he's entitled to being famous, believing he deserves after spending his whole life being "nice." He also thinks he's one of the worst criminals the city has to offer, despite being incredibly incompetent and not reaching the same levels of infamy that Doug reached in the criminal underworld.
  • The Pig-Pen: Rast rarely showers, has atrocious oral hygiene, and lives in a trash-filled, roach-infested apartment. Even Rast's sister Carla is surprised when she has lunch with him and notices he doesn't stink.
    Carla: "You actually smell kinda nice today. Since when do you shower?"
  • Serial Killer: In addition to filming himself raping innocent people, Rast also murders his victims so he can make multiple snuff films.
  • Serial Rapist: Turns into one after he realized how much joy he experienced from raping Dante and Tomas.
  • Smug Snake: Acts like he knows everything about the criminal underworld, but he's really inexperienced and unable to handle himself without Doug and Seamus' assistance.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: He's murdered with absolutely no buildup inside of a gas station.
  • Villain Protagonist: Deconstructed. Nothing about Rast makes him sympathetic, and you're supposed to be rooting for him to fail. He's a relentless rapist and murderer who willingly assists Douglas and Seamus in their criminal activities and makes snuff films all for the sole purpose of getting famous.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Rast Racklyn is a disgusting, smelly, anthro rat.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: Multiple characters openly tell Rast he has bad breath. Dante in particular tells him it smells like cheese and garlic.


     Seamus Osgranov 
"Sooner or later, all that shit's gonna come out yer ass, pup, and you gonna make a big ol' mess!"

The owner of the Porky's diner and a series of butcher shops. Seamus is also secretly part of an organ harvesting ring, and has had frequent run-ins with Douglas Kevro.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: While Rast is busy torturing Seamus, he eventually begins to beg Rast to spare him, telling him he can't kill him because they're "friends" and Seamus "made him."
  • Asshole Victim: He's brutally tortured to death by Rast. Given how he kidnapped and murdered innocent humans for a harvesting ring, and shot up an amusement park, he had it coming.
  • Bad Boss: Exaggerated. Seamus single-handedly murders his entire crew in his organ harvesting ring, along with his remaining two allies during the Universal Gardens massacre, all so he could hog all of the money he would receive for himself.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Rast catches Seamus masturbating to his sex tape after he barges into his office at the Porky's diner.
  • Crippling Castration: His penis is cut off by Rast as he's being tortured.
  • Death by Irony: Seamus made most of his money chopping up and selling body parts. Fitting that Seamus himself is chopped up and sold to one of his butcher shops.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In chapter 5, Wayne, one of Seamus' associates, thoroughly lectures him on how he's an incompetent, disgusting idiot. Seamus responds by bashing his skull in with a metal lamp.
  • Eye Scream: Has his left eyeball gouged out with a spoon and Rast's claws.
  • Fingore: Some of Seamus' fingers are cut off when Rast tortures him.
  • Gasshole: Seamus is very flatulent, and isn't shy about passing gas around other people.
  • Greed: His Fatal Flaw. Seamus will stoop to any levels in order to get rich, whether it's working alongside Douglas, kidnapping humans and selling their body parts, or even conducting a mass shooting inside of an amusement park.
  • Hate Sink: Seamus is an annoying, gross, idiotic Jerkass who will kill anyone if he can get rich in the process.
  • Idiot Ball: Seamus plays with this constantly. The two biggest cases are when he murders one of his own employees because he insulted him, and then covers up the murder by burning down his apartment building, and later participates in a mass shooting at an amusement park based solely on a message left by someone (who was in fact Douglas) on the dark web. This eventually gets him killed in chapter 13.
  • Jerkass: Annoying, rude, and constantly enjoys pissing off people for the sole purpose of being amused by their anger.
  • Karmic Death: Seamus is murdered by Rast, one of the few people who kept telling him to embrace his dark side.
  • Large Ham: Figuratively and literally. Seamus is a very noisy, obnoxious anthro who love letting everyone know whenever he's in the room. He also just so happens to be a plump pig.
  • Manly Gay: He's a masculine, obese anthro who isn't the slightest bit effeminate, and proudly admits that he's homosexual.
  • Pig Man: He's a corpulent, greedy, anthro pig.
  • The Pig-Pen: Seamus smells horrible, lives in a disheveled apartment, and shamelessly admits that he hates showering and brushing his teeth—none of which is helped by how he is prone to shitting himself. It's saying something if Rast, who is also listed as this, cannot stand his body odor.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Double subversion. Seamus isn't racist against black people; he just calls them "niggers" because he can, and because he knows it'll irritate the people around him. That being said, Seamus is racist against humans in general, black people included.
  • Potty Failure: He soils his trousers—or recalls events where he did so—multiple times in the story, mostly out of laziness or because he intentionally wants to gross out others.
  • Smug Snake: He acts like he's better than Rast and Douglas, but his greedy actions frequently get him in trouble, and he never owns up to any of it.
  • Stress Vomit: Throws up all over himself shortly after Rast gouges out his eye.
  • Toilet Humour: He adores farting and constantly grossing out his associates with bodily fluids and waste.
  • Troll: Seamus frequently tries to get a rise out of people, and seems to enjoy making people angry just for the sake of it.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: When Seamus get too close to Rast's face in chapter 2, Rast (unintentionally) tells him his breath reeks of onions and beer.

     Douglas Sentiino Kevro 
"I never got to where I am now without fucking people over."

A prominent mob-like figure who has many connections throughout the city and runs his own criminal empire. He's had frequent run-ins with Seamus Osgranov.

  • The Bad Guy Wins: He succeeds in finally killing Seamus, his long-time rival, along with Rast, who nearly got him arrested. The ending makes it clear that he's still committing crimes without scrutiny from the police.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Doug doesn't care who he has to betray and/or kill if it'll result in him either staying out of trouble, or if it'll help him succeed in his schemes. Rast and Seamus find this out the hard way...
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He finds shoes uncomfortable and doesn't understand how humans can tolerate them. Even when he attends a formal ball, he's barefooted.
  • Hate Sink: Like the two villains preceding him, nothing about Douglas is redeeming. He's a conniving, overconfident, pragmatic criminal willing to kill anyone who even attempts to mess with his empire.
  • Karma Houdini: Gets away with everything he's responsible for throughout the story.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Doug doesn't immediately resort to killing all the time. Instead, Douglas will spare people or pay them off, because he knows that killing them will only lead to more problems.
  • Shark Man: He's a giant, burly, anthro tiger shark.
  • Sharp Dressed Shark: He's almost always wearing dress shirts and slacks, even inside of his shoe store.
  • Smug Snake: Reconstructed, surprisingly. While he's smarter than both Rast and Seamus, he's also overconfident, and this leads to him underestimating how easily Seamus and Rast can kill him if they wanted to. It's because of this that Douglas inevitably has both of them killed in a way that makes it seem like he had nothing to do with either murder. And then he later arranges an immunity deal that prevents him from going to prison.
  • Toilet Humour: While he, Rast, and Seamus are all eating pizza in a restaurant, Douglas silently passes gas, just to prove to Seamus why subtlety is so important.
    Seamus: "Fuck's sake. Are you trying to say you even fart better than I do now?!"
    Doug: "Yes."
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Doug is fully aware how easily a plan can go awry, and he's able to swiftly adjust his plans or come up with new ones so he'll end up achieving his goals.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: After Doug gets too close to Rast in chapter 4, he outright tells Doug to back away because his breath stinks.

     Linkard Reid 
"I rarely ever change my opinions on people. Just tell it like it is."

A ex-convict and a fan of Rast's snuff films.

  • Boom, Headshot!: Gets shot in the forehead by Rast.
  • Brutal Honesty: Reid is one of the few people who blatantly tells Rast that he has no right to even try to make up excuses for what he does.
  • Manly Gay: He's a chubby, muscular, hairy, cigar-smoking human being who is also homosexual.
  • Mauve Shirt: He has no connection to any of the main characters' primary plots and doesn't appear until the end of the story. He also serves no purpose in the story besides telling Rast that it's okay to be evil, and to be his scapegoat after Rast rapes and murders an innocent family.
  • The Scapegoat: Rast gets him to assist in the murders of an innocent family. And then he kills him and leaves his body at the scene, making it appear like he was the only culprit.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies after only appearing in two chapters.

"Bump it, bruh!"

One of Rast's gecko friends who attends the same college that he does.

  • Break the Cutie: He slowly becomes depressed once he realizes that Stercullo is a Wretched Hive as the story progresses—especially because he knows he cant do anything to fix the state of the city. After Rast is murdered, and the killer gets away, Lamson is so distraught that he contemplates leaving the city and letting Stercullo rot.
  • Nice Guy: Lamson is only recurring character in the story who isn't evil, isn't a Jerkass, and genuinely cares about others and behaves affably.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Deconstructed. Lamson starts out as a silly character who's indifferent about the horrible things going on in the world, and mostly exists to lighten up the tone of the story. But as the plot progresses, it becomes clear that Lamson is troubled by the state of Stercullo, and he desperately wants to do something to help society. When Rast is killed in the final chapter, Lamson enters a state of depression, and seriously considers leaving Stercullo because he can't take how pessimistic his environment has become.
  • Straight Gay: Lamson is homosexual and openly admits it, but he isn't effeminate or camp, and he rarely ever talks about his gay tendencies with anyone—except with Rast, who is also gay.
  • Totally Radical: He constantly says "dude" and "bruh," along with a few other slang terms, bumps his fist as a form of greeting Rast, and dresses in jerseys while wearing a baseball cap backwards. This has not gone unnoticed.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a habit of saying "bruh" at the end of his sentences.

     Dante Meadows & Tomas Richardson 

Two students who go to the same college as Rast and humiliate him with a sex tape.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Rast rapes both of them and threatens to torture them to death, they confess to making the sex tape and plead for Rast to spare them after he swears he'll release them. He doesn't.
  • Asshole Victim: Absolutely no one misses them after they're killed. No one even bothers looking for them because several students were so disgusted with what they did.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Both of them treat Rast with kindness and don't shame him when they discover he's a virgin and is about to have sex for the first time. But they're really just two horrible pranksters who only had sex with Rast so they could film it and humiliate him in public.
  • Crippling Castration: Tomas' penis is sliced in half with a box cutter off-screen.
  • Interspecies Romance: Both of them are human beings who willingly have sex with Rast, an anthro.
  • Mauve Shirt: They're introduced in chapter 2 as manipulative pranksters who convince Rast into having sex with them so they could humiliate him in public. Besides this, and being the cause of Rast's Start of Darkness, they have little characterization, and they're killed off in chapter 3.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They're both killed at the beginning of chapter 3. However, if it hadn't been for them, Rast never would've started making snuff films and getting into a life of crime.
  • Straight Gay: They're homosexual and show no overly campy or stereotypical gay mannerisms.
  • Those Two Guys: The two of them are always seen together.


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