The following are the main characters in The Toadman Saga.
Keith "The Toadman" Lesler
He's the driving force of the story. A Serial Killer who returned to life.
- An Axe to Grind: His primary weapon.
- Ax-Crazy: Lesler was already a violent killer, and the shadowbeast's influence took away all of his emotions except bloodlust.
- And I Must Scream: In Origins before being brought back to life.
- Big Dumb Body: Acts as this to the Shadowbeast.
- Back from the Dead: Happens every thirty years.
An Eldritch Abomination that resurrected the Toadman.
- A God Am I: Views himself as this.
- Aliens are Bastards: The Shadowbeast again.
- Big Dumb Body: Uses the Toadman as this.
The protagonist of the first story and a minor character in the second.
- Badass Normal
- Bold Explorer: When he was a kid.
- Characterization Marches On: Changes heavily in Toadman 2, adopting a cynical attitude.
- Cower Power: How he survived.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His encounter with the Toadman.
- Handicapped Badass: Loses his leg to the Toadman.
- The Hero
- Heroic BSoD: Implied to have one in-between the two main stories.
Abram's friend. Major character in 1.
- All There in the Manual: His last name is never revealed in-story, but Wolfenmaus had said that it's Thomas, making him the son of Sheriff Thomas.
- Token Black
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Your Soul Is Mine: The Shadowbeast takes his soul in order to gain the power to manipulate Doyle.
Detective Tyler Smith
The protagonist of the second part. A detective investigating the murders.
- After Action, Villain Analysis: Tyler's job as the investigator of Abram's incident.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Tyler, so much.
Officer Doyle Wheeler
A beat cop working with Tyler.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Tyler slightly regrets punching out Doyle.
- Dirty Cop: Tyler thinks of Doyle as one when they meet. Tyler is right, as he is working with the Shadowbeast.
- Freudian Excuse: His father's death made him vulnerable to the Shadowbeast's influence.
- You Have Failed Me: The Toadman kills him when he fails to defeat Tyler.