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The Arnoldson Family

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The most prominent family in the first two seasons, who often encounter and end up as victims of the various paranormal anomalies in the Deanverse.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Half the family seen end up becoming cryptids after a bad encounter with the paranormal.
  • Born Unlucky: Throughout the videos, every Arnoldson ends up being on the receiving end of a lot of abuse and torment, from tragic backgrounds to downright cruel fates.
  • Weirdness Magnet: It seems as though the family ends up walking into or attracting dangerous events and creatures.
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    Nathaniel Arnoldson 

Nathaniel Arnoldson/Doctor Disturbing I

"But first, we spread the word."
—Nathaniel Arnoldson

The other half of the Arnoldson siblings, Nathaniel was an ADA member who eventually settled down and had a son and daughter. He first appeared in CANYONCROWN.


  • And Then John Was a Zombie: When Lauren hides from Maya underneath the tarp, we can see what is very clearly a second shadow creep in next to hers. The implications of this are fairly obvious... and unpleasant.
  • Black Site: His sole 'appearance' behind the camera has him walking right into a derelict Maize building to investigate whatever secrets might have been left behind. After barely escaping a warm, moist and incredibly agitated 'cave' underneath the building, he finds out exactly why these buildings are empty now.
  • Disappeared Dad: FALLENFATHER revealed that he died in May 2021, possibly due to his ongoing "health problems." As we see later in the video, this may not be true.
  • The Ghost: He's not seen or heard on recording, having only manned a camera for his expeditions as his legacy. He does technically appear in FALLENFATHER, although we only see his shadow.
  • Stylistic Suck: Having only Maize Movie Maker to work with, he made hastily edited videos of his findings with stock transition effects and simple text commentary over his footage, although he was good enough at keep the footage clear and viewable otherwise. For reference, Maize Movie Maker is the series equivalent to Windows Movie Maker.
  • Western Terrorists: Is, or was, a member of the ADA in the past alongside his sister, Maya. His rebellious actions are put on display in MAIZEMOVIEMAKER, where he writes the usual ADA graffiti on the side of an abandoned Maize facility before trespassing inside for his video.
  • Write Who You Know: In a very limited sense. Nathaniel's death is an homage to the creator's own father's passing, with FALLENFATHER being a tribute to him. Nathaniel and the creator's father likewise share the same birthdays and dates of death. Outside of FALLENFATHER, however, it is unclear how, if at all, Nathaniel is reflective of Eric Casanas.
    Lauren Arnoldson 

Lauren Arnoldson/Doctor Disturbing II

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Me and my brother deep in thought

"I love you, Dad. I hope you're happy wherever you are."
—Lauren Arnoldson

Nathaniel's daughter. She first appeared in CANYONCROWN.


  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: She, alongside her brother, are killed in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE with little to no explanation other that they were riding two "giant balloons" (heavily implied to be Maya and Nathaniel's Crowns)
  • The Ghost: She doesn't speak on camera and any photos of her are taken from the back, opting for a pretty rushed job at making home movies with text commentary instead.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Forms one with a squirrel she found in the Grand Canyon she calls Mister Squirrel. It may have followed her back home along with something else.
  • Stylistic Suck: Like her father, her films are made with Maize Movie Maker and are noticeably lower in production quality. They're cobbled together with still photographs, tons of royalty free music and stock transition effects, white text on a blue screen and barely viewable blurry footage of a Canyon Crown lunging out of its hiding spot. Given that she's just making home movies for herself, it's understandable she's not working so hard in that regard.
  • Trouble Follows You Home: It seems like the Crown she spied on her vacation trip followed her back home, peeking its silhouette through the window curtains while she tries to hide. Considering the likelihood of this giant rotting head being what’s left of Maya, it may not be so much like trouble and more like a long awaited family reunion. And as it turns out, this was implied to be the case in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE.
    Maya Arnoldson 

Maya Arnoldson

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"I'm leaving now. I won't bother you."

"They don't care if I talk about it or not. No one would take me seriously."
—Maya Arnoldson

The sister of Nathaniel Arnoldson who went missing near the Grand Canyon, she was a member of the ADA prior to a peculiar set of run ins with government conspiracies. She first appears in LINCOLNLOOKER.


  • And I Must Scream: She was mistaken for a different Lincolnlooker and was trapped inside the Lincoln Memorial for two weeks before she was released. Averted as she never was a Lincolnlooker to begin with, as they were made-up by the ADA.Then played straight as she falls right into a real horrible fate, seeing life as a Canyonggalan is only slightly more pleasant.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: If the words Lauren in CANYONCROWN are anything to go by, then the Canyonggalan who reveals themselves to the camera really is Maya - and she's definitely not in very good shape.
  • Cassandra Truth: The Government didn't even try to buy her silence when she was accidentally made a Lincolnlooker, because they knew the idea of each president picking someone to imprison in Lincoln's monument for the entirety of their term would sound too ridiculous to believe.
Maya: "Lincolnlooking is just too absurd."
  • Off with Her Head!: Her fate, at the hands of Freedom no less.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Shouts this before Freedom decapitates her in GIZAGUARDIAN.
  • She Knows Too Much: Possibly the reason why Freedom was hunting her down when she discovered something beneath a Maize building.
  • Was Once a Man: She became a Canyon Crown when Freedom caught up and decapitated her.
    Quinn Arnoldson 

Quinn Arnoldson

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Nathaniel's son. First appeared in CANYONCROWN.


  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Like his sister, he was killed off with little to no explanation in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE other than that they were riding two "giant balloons."
  • The Ghost: Like his sister Lauren, he is never heard speaking, and the only visual we have of him is from behind.
  • No Name Given: Though his name had been revealed much earlier thanks to Word Of God, Quinn's name was never actually stated in a video until the series finale, ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE.

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    Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi 

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

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"Ask the Americans."
"The most difficult part, the most painful, the one that made my sleep go away and my hair go gray, was the construction of the pedestal."
—Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

The designer for both the Statue of Progress and Statue of Liberty. He revealed some parts of the process of designing the Statue of Liberty, namely constructing the pedestal, in 1889.


  • Chekhov's Gunman: The first-ever human character to appear plays a huge role later in the series, as the one who finally reveals the true identity of the Horned Serpent.
  • Conveniently Interrupted Document: In LIBERTYLURKER, the second half of his 1889 interview is cut off. LIBERTYLURKERS reveals the full interview, including why the Statue of Liberty and, by extension, the Statue of Progress were created.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: LIBERTYLURKERS shows that he heavily regrets building both the Statues of Progress and Liberty, as both were used by the Americans as abbatoirs for numerous innocents. The fact that said innocents were fed to the Horned Serpent made him extra guilty.
  • Secret-Keeper: Prior to the Libertylurker interview, he was the only one who knew of the Horned Serpent being trapped in the Statue of Liberty aside from the US Government.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Appears in only two episodes, but he is the one who finally reveals who the Horned Serpent really is.
    James Dean 

James Dean

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"This is Jimmy, signing off."

"What are we waiting for? Let's bring them back home!"
—James Dean

Yes, the James Dean. 37th President of the United States, elected in 1968 instead of Richard Nixon. He first appears in DEANDEMOCRACY.


  • Action Politician: Downplayed, but still in place. While he isn't out directly combating and fighting ADA members, he’s taking a personal hand in undoing their antics.
    • His reaction to them cutting down power lines in DEANDEMOCRACY to sabotage his election campaign is to help people by personally reinstalling some of them himself.
    • His reaction to them activating hundreds of anomalous air raid sirens in DEANDISASTER as an assassination attempt is to leave the safety of his hiding spot and deactivate one of these machines nearby all by himself, even if it meant becoming deaf and suffering horrific facial injuries.
  • Affably Evil: Dean is possibly some kind of amoral Humanoid Abomination with a Charm Person effect and little regard for personal autonomy in his initiatives. Part of his charisma also comes from him just being kind of a swell and humble guy who races cars with political opponents.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While Dean is indeed a charismatic and dutiful president whose opposition are terrorists who've gone out to harm thousands of Americans, James Dean himself also possibly sent said terrorists to be "reformed" near national monuments (take note of what these monuments normally contain), as well as having Freedom be used to get rid of any remaining ADA members and turn them into Crowns. The unifying of American tech companies under the Department of Technology and the compulsory installation of hearing implants into the US population can also be interpreted both very positively or as very shady prospects depending on personal point of view.
  • Ambiguously Human: Whether he is or isn't a human, there's something off about him. If he is a human transformed by the anomalies, he is the most human-looking by far.
  • Anti-Villain: If he really is evil, then he is of the Well-intentioned variant. President Dean truly wants to help the American people, and genuinely cares for the welfare of his constituents despite being incredibly shady and possibly not even human. His systematic Human Sacrifice of the ADA, merging of all tech companies into a single government- controlled entity and erasure of American deaf culture (though mostly unintentional) are all done for the good of normal American citizens and are actually shown to benefit them.
  • Beige Prose: By political standards. His manner of speech doesn't sound brief, but he's perhaps the most laconic of all US presidents when addressing the public, especially when it comes to speeches; he's never shown talking for more than two minutes. This is especially notable when the other president shown in the series, Rockefeller, takes all the time and space he needs to empty his thoughts into entire paragraphs.
  • Charm Person: As viewers, we're aware that there's something off about Dean, as he was able to become elected president effortlessly by the American people. His brief and casual speeches that are often times mere honeyed words wins the hearts of thousands, he's able to convince the opposing Nixon to enjoy the evening in derby races, and even the dead silence of his TV broadcasts gain an insane amount of public approval, citing that they can enjoy his visage just fine even if there's nothing to be heard. On the other hand, the ADA seems to have an unnatural and overblown hatred of the man as if his mere presence drives them violently mad, showing that Dean's unnatural vibes goes both ways.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally; notably when the Statue of Freedom was shot off the Capitol Building and moved to an "undisclosed location" within the Grand Canyon. When asked why it would be moved there, Dean says simply "The rocks won't shoot her down."
  • Determinator: At the very least, being deafened and horrifically injured by a blaring, supernatural warning siren didn't stop him from immediately addressing the nation (on live TV no less, still looking like he'd walked out of a truck accident) and rallying both the people and the tech companies to deal with both the ADA and the widespread deafness.
  • Dull Surprise: The real, living and preserved George Washington was discovered in the Delaware river, and all he has to admit is "I'm surprised." Considering how likely he knows about the multiple dimensions doppelgangers can come from, it's fair to say this was just the best reaction he could tell the press for something he already knows.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: It's implied that his superhuman charisma doesn't work as well with people who are more aggressive in nature as it does with other people, eventually leading into the foundation of the extremist alt-right terrorist group, the Anti-Dean Association. Downplayed in that it's also implied that prolonged exposure to Dean will make his charisma break through, as was shown with Richard Nixon, who was reluctant at first when Dean invited him to race but eventually became close friends with him.
  • Fictionalized Death Account: Inverted. In our universe, Dean died in a car crash way before the 37th presidential election in 1955. In the Deanverse, he survived the car crash (or never got into it to begin with) and ran for president as a consequence.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He definitely has an inhuman ability to influence people, but it's deliberately left ambiguous whether he's just a man with strange abilities or something far more. A few hints exist as to the latter, though, with several shots of him involving extreme distortion, different Nightmare Faces appearing behind him occasionally, a twisted shadow, and the sinister message from Maize that a number of videos and images of him have been edited to preserve national security.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: A bongo playing president of few words who'd rather challenge his opponents to racing than openly debate them? Yep, that's James Dean.
  • President Evil: Zigzagged. Dean actually does care about the American people and actively tries to help them, whether personally or by rousing the government into action, but also uses his opposition as sacrifices for Special Trees and Freedom, and has likely elected someone to be a Lincoln Looker as per tradition. However, said sacrifices are the ADA, who are Knight Templars at best complicit in killing thousands and ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that they exaggerate and embellish certain phenomena to drum up dissent against the US government. It's unclear if Dean really is evil, but at worst he's an Anti-Villain.
  • Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: Instead of being an American actor who died in his twenties, James Dean is the 37th President of the United States. Although, it's mentioned that he was indeed an actor before campaigning.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Again, assuming he's even a villain, Dean has what is certainly a supernatural effect on the American people that make them love him unconditionally, despite (and in many cases even moreso because of) a number of actions that would be considered ethically questionable in our world. Uniting all tech companies in the nation under a single governmental body, making mechanical implants compulsory for all Americans, calling anyone opposed to his presidency "anti-American," and sending said anti-American individuals to state prisons to be "reformed" are all at best incredibly shady actions, even if they are meant to benefit the American people. However, the fact that they do greatly benefit the American people, along with President Dean's progressive attitude and light-hearted, eccentric personality, all lead to him becoming loved by pretty much everyone. This even extends to the real world, where countless YouTube commenters praise him and state that they'd genuinely love to have seen him be president in our own reality, with only a small percentage drawing attention to his inherently shady nature past it being a quirk.
    John D. Rockefeller 

John D. Rockefeller

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"Forgive me."
"To be elected the president of a country is the greatest honor a people can bestow. But at the moment, I do wish to be the famous oil tycoon that young Virginia Arnoldson believed I was."
—John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller, in this universe, is President of the United States during the 1890s and 1910s. He first appeared in ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY.
  • Assassination Attempt: He believes that it won't be long until someone comes to take his life as retribution for his actions, and seems resigned to this fate despite all the protection he's got. The Air Force One Angel later succeeds in making the man vanish in spite of all his security.
  • The Fatalist: Starts drifting into the mindset after the Special Tree affair, wondering why he went through with it even after the tree itself made it near-impossible.
    Rockefeller: Perhaps I never had the opportunity to select another tree. Perhaps I was meant to select that tree regardless of my persistent character. Perhaps we are all trollies, forced to follow the path of the track to each of our destinations. I take solace in that thought.
  • Fictionalized Death Account: While still occurring in May 23, 1937, his death in the Deanverse highly differentiates from ours. In our universe, Rockefeller died of Arteriosclerosis in his Florida home. In the Deanverse, He is potentially Reduced to Dust by the Air Force One Angel in an underground bunker underneath Rockefeller Plaza.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to finding out that the zeppelins named after him would be used to bomb thousands of Germans is this, and it continues to be for years on end. He also has this same reaction upon finding out what happened to the children who were near the tree in ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY, and refuses to blame anyone but himself for having dug up the Special Tree in the first place. In the end, he's left wishing he had indeed been the oil magnate Virginia thought he was, because perhaps then he'd have caused less damage as a whole.
  • Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: Much like James Dean, Rockefeller in this universe is one of the presidents of the United States rather than a billionaire through an oil monopoly.
  • Uncertain Doom: Whether he was fully assassinated or not is left uncertain, because the last thing we learn is the Air Force One Angel breaching his bunker door with a high-powered heat ray and making him disappear. Whether he was simply vaporized to the point absolutely nothing was left or actually taken elsewhere entirely remains unanswered. In AIRFORCEONEFALLENANGEL, it's said that he was "evicted from reality," whatever that means.
    Leonard W. Morlin 

Leonard W. Morlin

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"Victory or Death!"
"For Everett. For Virginia. For America."
—Leonard W. Morlin
The former director of an unspecified organization, implied to be the Department of Technology, dedicated to combating TFMDs. He first appeared in LINCOLNLOOKER and has since appeared in STARRYSPHINX, and ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE. And as it's revealed, a younger version of him is read about in WASHINGTONWONDERLAND.

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: The realization that he's no longer himself, but an Alcatraz-created copy down to the subatomic level leads him to kill himself via self-immolation.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He appears as a completely black silhouette in WASHINGTONWONDERLAND, but it is in this episode that we learn of his love for Virginia and how he was the only one who liked her in possibly the whole dimension.
  • Doppelgänger Gets Same Sentiment: While the Arnoldson family is heavily implied to actually be related to the Deanverse's Virginia and not the one he married, they still treat him as part of their family and he even refers to them as such in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE.
  • Eagle Land: He seems to be a type 3, believing that the United States has permanent solutions to the TFMD threat where the Egyptian government doesn't, but this causes him to trample over the sovereignty of Egypt in the process. The failure of his solutions, and the fact that President Dean shifted attention of his organization from anomalies to controlling climate change and humanity, seems to have left him somewhat jaded on this.
  • Kill It with Fire: According to him, burning 'does the trick' when killing an Alcatraz copy, as he proved with himself.
  • Minor Major Character: Despite his apparently high rank, he's only appeared in two episodes and had very little impact besides discovering the truth about the pyramids and possibly waking up the Special Trees. His far more notable contribution is marrying Virginia and impregnating her with Everett. ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that he was captured by the ADA and forced to read anti-government scripts about anomalies such as the Lincolnlookers and the Starry Sphinx to add legitimacy to the group's fearmongering campaign.
  • Mr. Exposition: His only on-screen roles so far are to explain the story behind Lincolnlooking and the pyramids. As he states before committing suicide, he was doing this for ADA propaganda.
  • Nuke 'em: His apparent primary answer to TFMDs, as the coming of the Sphinx is met with heavy weapons fire and he speaks favorably about something developed in 1945 being able to cut down Special Trees.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Downplayed. As it turns out, he and Virginia's lover (also named Leonard) from WASHINGTONWONDERLAND are the same man.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Leonard outs himself as such during his final broadcast, adding that the ADA had been forcing him to contribute to reports on bogus anomalies such as Lincolnlooking and the Sphinx.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: While his and Virginia's son is not exactly dead, he never had the chance to see him grow, or even see him be born.
    Virginia 

Virginia Fate Arnoldson

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"I'm sorry, Pa. I'm sorry, Ma. I'm sorry, friends. I'm sorry, Leonard. I'm sorry, Everett. Please remember me. Please, please remember me."
—Virginia
A little girl who wanted to be the first to put up an ornament on a Special Tree, only to go missing along with her friends. She first appears in ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY.

  • Apocalyptic Log: As a child, she wrote "Virginia in Wonderland" as a way to explain her situation to the inhabitants of this new universe. After arriving to the Deanverse a second time as an adult, she underwent an unsuccessful lobotomy and gave people a more complete version of the fact, this time with the segments of Wonderland almost intact.
  • Break the Cutie: While the video she debuted in started out happily, from the time she puts the star on the Special Tree to the last video debuted in is a conga line of hurt.
  • Broken Bird: She more or less becomes this at the end of her life, being abandoned by her parents and lamenting the life she lost.
  • Cruel Mercy: Her fate: She's lobotomized and eventually dies, her last actions being interviewed over her later life and paintings involving her family, friends, her lover, and her baby/friend she met through the Special Trees dimension.
  • Doppelgänger Gets Same Sentiment: Inverted. As seen in WASHINGTONWONDERLAND, her parents were not one bit happy about their daughter getting replaced by her alternate universe self.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Had one with a man named Everett, who she met in Wonderland and played with for what seemed like "500 years." He's implied to be a grown-up version of her own son.
  • Human Ladder: How she planned to place her star ornament on the Special Tree by getting her friends to form one. Surprisingly, it worked until the tree started bending.
  • It's All My Fault: In WASHINGTONWONDERLAND, she more or less says in her final interview everything is her fault for what happened with the Special Tree.
  • Kill and Replace: For a stretched definition of kill, Virginia and her friends ended up accidentally doing this. Their otherworldly counterparts have also gone missing, and they incidentally arrived in their world to their 'parents,' only for everyone to realize that something has gone horribly, horribly wrong once the kids are examined.
    • Played straight in WASHINGTONWONDERLAND where she was brought to the Washington Monument to be victim to another Special Tree.
  • The Lost Lenore: Despite it being many years since her death, ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that Leonard still loves Virginia and he dedicates his final broadcast to her memory.
  • Meaningful Name: Her middle name is literally Fate, and fate sure as hell has not been kind to her.
  • Spotting the Thread: The doctors and parents are able to quickly tell that she and the rest of her friends are not their children or even belong in their world at all, having slightly different bodily features and no memory of things that should be familiar to them, sometimes not even sharing the same name of their counterpart. By far the most extreme detail doctors noted was that all of them had their internal organs arranged 'backwards,' hinting that this reversed placement was natural in their world but abnormal in the world they landed in.
  • Trapped in Another World: She and her friends fell victim to this when the Special Tree Rockefeller planted sent them to an alternate universe.
  • Trauma Conga Line: And how. As if the initial idea of being forced into an alternative universe as a mere child wasn't enough, WASHINGTONWONDERLAND expands Virginia's story to a heartbreaking extent: spending "years" with a mysterious protector in the Special Tree's dimension, being sent to an alternate reality out of nowhere, being abandoned by her counterpart parents, being abandoned by her foster parents, spending 5 terrible years in an orphanage, being separated from her friends, finding out her father is dead and her mother has become a recluse, being denied passage back to her home dimension 3 times over 9 years, finally falling in love and then becoming pregnant, and then assumedly finally securing transport back to her home dimension... only to be sucked back into the alternate dimension all over again, only this time, without her child in tow; after which she was quickly spirited off to a hospital where she is lobotomized... unsuccessfully. Talk about kicking a man when he's already down!
  • Walking Spoiler: What happened to Virginia and her friends ends up revealing a great deal about the nature of the Special Trees, and by extension, a load of other conspiracies and events that occur in the series.
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    Other Virginia 

Virginia Fate Arnoldson

The Deanverse's original Virginia. Despite not showing up physically, she's implied to play a major role in the story by being the implied founding member of the Arnoldson family.
  • Alternate Self: To the Nixonverse's Virginia, who had accidentally taken her place and vice versa after the Rockefeller Tree Tragedy.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Unlike her Nixonverse counterpart, she went on to form a happy family, maybe even briefly returning to her home universe, and died in peace in 1980 at the age of 59.
  • The Ghost: She doesn't show up physically at any given point, and the only mentions of her are indirect. Despite this, she still plays a major role in the story's lore.
  • Offscreen Romance: She has one with an unknown man, resulting in the foundation of the Arnoldson Family.
  • Spotting the Thread: Implied to have happened in both universes. When she arrived to the Deanverse, she had different clothes and lacked her counterpart's Youthful Freckles, as well as knowing she wanted to put a bear on top of the Rockefeller Special Tree and not an ornament.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: As stated above, she was implied to be the one responsible for the founding of the Arnoldson Family, which would expose multiple anomalies to the public in the future.

    Thomas Crawford 

Thomas Crawford

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"Freedom is difficult to cast, apologies for delays."

"He was amused that the slaveholding Americans wanted him to make a statue named Freedom."
—Louisa Crawford

The sculptor behind the Statue of Freedom who went missing three weeks after he finished it. In truth, he had managed to place his whole body into the statue itself. He is first mentioned in FREEDOMFALLER.


  • Body Horror: When his wife saw what has become of her husband, she was horrified at what he has become
    Louisa Crawford: "I saw him inside. All of him."
  • Fusion Dance: He and his daughter are now inside Freedom, controlling it from within.
  • Dramatic Irony: He had intended for Freedom to act as a symbol against slavery. Only to be enslaved by the American Government as an assassin against dissenters, creating slave laborers for the American Government. He was even told to take the liberty cap off his work.
  • Happily Married: To his wife, Louisa Crawford. Louisa even wishes that they spent more time together before he sliced himself up.
  • Mad Artist: Can't get any more mad than slicing yourself up into pieces to put yourself inside your own work, not to mention doing the same to your own child.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: While his wife is reasonably worried that he had cut off the tip of his finger by accident while working with Giza Glass, Crawford himself couldn't stop himself from laughing. Even though he felt no pain thanks to the anomalous effects of the Glass, he's far too mad to have felt any panic from it.
  • Villain Has a Point: Despite clearly being insane, Crawford is right that the slaveholding Americans are hypocrites for requesting that a statue symbolizing freedom be built just for them.

    Doctor Disturbing 

Doctor Disturbing

A documentarist focusing on government coverups. His first appearance is in SUEZCANALCRAB. After his passing, one of his children take the mantle. The second Doctor Disturbing first appears in ROCKERFELLERREVELATION.
Tropes applying to the both of them:
  • Author Avatar: Both of them can be seen as one to Alex Kansas, both being YouTubers (or an equivalent) that make videos on the supernatural.
  • Documentary Episode: Every episode that they star in is an in-universe documentary of theirs.
  • Legacy Character: The name "Doctor Disturbing" is this. Once the first Doctor Disturbing passes, one of his children decide to continue with his legacy.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that the second Doctor Disturbing's identity is none other than Lauren Arnoldson, and by extension, her father, Nathaniel Arnoldson, is the first Doctor Disturbing.
Tropes applying to the First Doctor Disturbing:

"Of the over 12,000 Americans who had arrived, only 944 survived."

  • Creepy Monotone: In all of his appearances, he doesn't show any emotion while speaking of the TFMDs.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: We're briefly told at the beginning of ROCKEFELLEREVELATION that he unexepectedly passed away, and that his child will continue his work to the best of their ability. As it turns out, it's because his fate was already revealed in FALLENFATHER as Nathaniel Arnoldson.
  • He Knows Too Much: Implied to be why he passed away, being killed by the government to stop the spread of info about TFMDs. His true identity as Nathaniel Arnoldson may also have played a role, as Nathaniel was implied to be a former member of the ADA.
Tropes applying to the Second Doctor Disturbing:

"My father unexpectedly passed away three months ago. I will try my best to continue his work."

  • Disappeared Dad: Similarly to Lauren, it is revealed in ROCKEFELLERREVELATION that their dad also passed away recently, leaving his child to continue his work. These similarities are because the second Doctor Disturbing is actually Lauren Arnoldson.
  • Exact Words: Says that they will "try their best" to continue their father's work. They certainly try, but using Maize Movie Maker could only get them so far.
  • Stylistic Suck: In comparison to their father's work, which was professionally made and had him narrating them, the second Doctor doesn't narrate their videos and uses Maize Movie Maker as a means to edit them, causing a severe drop in quality.
  • Sucksessor: Their father's work looked more professional, complete with narration. The second Doctor, on the other hand, instead uses the rather basic Maize Movie Maker to create documentaries. This causes quite a dramatic shift in quality.
    Howard Melrose 

Howard Melrose

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"I don't know why, and it's gonna sound crazy, but I felt compelled to help."
"It looked like something from a medieval painting. All of their bodies were slammed into each other. Everyone became one."
—Howard Melrose

An American reporter currently living in Egypt in exile. His first appearance is LINCOLNLOOKER.


  • Ambiguously Evil: Considering ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals his account about Lincolnlooking may be fabricated, his true motives become muddy. Is he really an Intrepid Reporter willing to pay the price of his findings? Is he a member or partisan of the ADA willing to help them lie about TFMDs to discredit the UZ government? Or is it simply payback against the UZA for his exile?
  • Badass Bystander: He was on tour in DC when he and a group of other tourists heard scratching coming from the Lincoln Memorial. Rather than leave when ordered by the secret service, he and the other tourists proceeded to smash the monument to try and save the person trapped inside.
  • The Exile: Exiled to Egypt by the United States government for revealing the secret about Freedom being used to kill ADA Members and other dissenters.
  • Information Wants to Be Free: Presumed to be the reason why he leaked classified documents about Freedom, even at the risk of becoming one of her victims.
  • Intrepid Reporter: At the New Delaware Journal, he released classified documents detailing the movements and targets of the Statue of Freedom at the Grand Canyon. He is still a journalist as of 2021, reporting on the Suez Canal Crab disaster.
  • Minor Role Major Impact: He is nothing but a humble reporter, and in LINCOLNLOOKER simply a tourist, but his actions have directly revealed the horrors of at least two monuments to the public, and given his commentary on a third.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: In retaliation for revealing the truth of Freedom, he was exiled from the United States and forced to flee to Egypt.
    Ferdinand de Lesseps 

Ferdinand de Lesseps

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"All happiness flows from efficiency."
"Until now, what you have heard was from a speech I wrote for the grand opening of the Canal. However, I did not read this speech."
—Ferdinand de Lesseps

A French diplomat and the developer of the Suez Canal.


  • Minor Major Character: Despite being an important diplomat and the developer of the Suez Canal, he only appears at the beginning of LIBERTYLURKERS. However him revealing that he built the Suez Canal on the orders of the man beneath America (i.e. the Horned Serpent) sets up Bartholdi's interview that fully reveals just who this "man" is.
  • Mood Whiplash: His interview initially starts with him explaining his goals regarding the Suez Canal and hoping that it increases both efficiency and happiness across the world. It then veers into him revealing that he never actually read the speech nor did he build the Canal of his own free will.
  • Never Sleep Again: Downplayed in that he isn't physically harmed, but the Horned Serpent is capable of literally entering his dreams.
  • Secret-Keeper: Like Bartholdi, de Lesseps kept secret the Horned Serpent's involvement in building a monument, in his case the Suez Canal.
  • Spear Carrier: Appears only at the start of LIBERTYLURKERS to talk about the Suez Canal and his reasons for building it, but he reveals that something ordered him to build the Canal.
    George Washington 

George Washington/Hanodaganears

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The Sinking Man and The Forbidden Fruit

The Founding Father himself, the first President of the United Zones of America.


  • Body Double: The discovery of Washington's frozen body in the Delaware River seems to imply that he has been there since the Revolutionary War, leading the Delaware River Journal to conclude that anything Washington is said to have done after the crossing must have been done by some stand-in who was taking his place.
  • Hidden Villain: The discovery of a frozen Washington in the icy waters of the Delaware River notwithstanding, LIBERTYLURKERS states that George Washington was sucked into the Special Tree dimension when he had attempted to chop down his father's tree, where he eventually emerged as none other than the Libertylurker itself. What's more, President Grant identified the Libertylurker as the Horned Serpent.
  • Human Popsicle: Washington, one way or another, apparently fell into the Delaware River during his infamous crossing and was frozen there until he was happened upon by fishermen in 1976.
  • Mugging the Monster: Going by the ADA's records, it appears everything that happened to him began when he tried to hack down a Special Tree, most certainly without anything resembling an idea of what it really was. This most likely triggered its transformation reflex, and he got sent to Wonderland, where he became something else.
  • Red Baron: He's known to the Native Americans as Hanodaganears, which is Seneca for "Town Destroyer" or "Devourer Of Villages". As it turns out, the fact that the Horned Serpent shares this same nickname is not a coincidence at all.
    Cthonaut A. (UNMARKED SPOILERS

Alex Kansas

One of the Cthonauts from the Deanverse. Quite possibly one of the last human survivors of the Great Division, who survived after migrating to the Nixonverse to spread the word about his universe's story and destruction by orders of Leonard.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Revealed to be one of the "Cthonauts" that traveled into the Horned Serpent Metastructure. He traveled into our universe to tell the story of Deanverse's America.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: Sent to our universe to tell the story of Deanverse's America in "theatrical fashion" after his world was destroyed.
  • Last of His Kind: After the Earth exploded, obviously he's one of these.
  • Narrator All Along: He came to the Nixonverse with hopes to spread the word about the Deanverse's story and destruction in a theatrical manner.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's the owner of the channel Monument Mythos is uploaded onto, and he's from the universe it takes place in.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Came to our universe the day his YouTube account was created, October 1st 2016. In the Deanverse, this was February 22nd 2022, the day ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE was uploaded to YouTube and the day the Deanverse's Earth was destroyed.

Organizations

    The ADA 

The Anti-Dean Association/Anti-Device Association

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"The Anti-Dean Association is an Anti-American Association."
—James Dean

The Anti-Device Association, originally the Anti-Dean Association, and later the splinter group Advocates for the Division of America, are a group of terrorists and activists who directly oppose the United States' government and try to expose the secrets of the anomalous world they live in. Their first appearance is in DEANDEMOCRACY.


  • Ambiguously Evil: While they are terrorists who willingly caused an air siren raid that killed countless people, they also oppose the Government that sacrifices thousands of people daily near national monuments. ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE seems to firmly set them on the side of evil, revealing that they've been producing faked confessions to justify their cause.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • James Dean, who they absolutely hate because of various reasons. They also believe that he is the devil himself. The feeling becomes mutual by DEANDISASTER, where he calls them an "anti-American association" and sends them to "correctional facilities" that are heavily implied to be the various national monuments.
    • The ADA is also heavily opposed to Maize, given their collaboration with the Dean-created Department Of Technology.
  • Asshole Victim: After the events of DEANDISASTER, many of their members were sent to "correctional facilities," which are heavily implied to be a cover-up for a replacing process using the Special Trees.
  • Anti-Hero: If you see them as heroes anyway. Their goal of exposing the US Government's numerous coverups and bringing justice to their victims is noble, but killing thousands of people using air raid sirens puts them firmly in the unscrupulous side of things. Ultimately subverted by the end of the season 2, where not only was it revealed that they made multiple anomalies up and coerced Leonard Morlin into presenting them to the public through reliable sources just for the sake of giving their claims veracity, but it's also implied that the only anomalies they actually exposed to the public were the ones that posed a threat to them (i.e., Freedom and the Special Trees correctional facilities)
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Watching the videos in order, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the ADA are a bunch of rascals who write graffiti on haunted monuments and make cheesy anti-Dean smear campaigns. Up until DEANDISASTER anyways, where they open with their horribly animated James Dean cutout waltzing on screen, approaching the viewer, and splitting his mouth wide open while loudly blaring a siren - signaling the beginning of their anomalous air raid attack, which ended up killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, realistically reaching a kill count of millions, through sheer volume and chaos.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: By the words of the US government, most ADA members are very proud to be rebels and will gladly admit it when confronted. Even if the government is openly searching for them and arresting them by the dozen for forcible rehabilitation.
  • Demonization: Their campaigns while Dean was around painted him as being the Devil for things like liking Jazz or for his charismatic nature. They later do it to other figures such as Philip Reed. As revealed in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, everything we've heard from them and people they've kidnapped has been blatant propaganda to demonize the entire United States.
  • Documentary of Lies: ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals the ADA has been fabricating the existence of certain anomalies to erode public confidence in the UZ government, even going as far as forcing Leonard Morlin to work on their pieces since his former government office would add credence to their words.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Word of Manticore stated that they're based off real world alt-right groups, such as QAnon. They also storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, much like how the extremist groups did in real life.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: A number of ADA members, most notably Nathaniel Arnoldson, have family members who they love.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The organization manages to always keep themselves as the ADA no matter the iteration they rework themselves as.
  • Graffiti of the Resistance: Their graffiti (or at least similarly styled graffiti) can be seen in RUSHMOREREVENGE, WASHINGTONWORMHOLE, and MAIZEMOVIEMAKER as ways for them to spread their message.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During a riot against the Capitol, ADA members managed to blast the Statue of Freedom off of her spot on the building and send the statue hurdling into the ground. The rioters below learned the hard way that she's very much alive and wrathful.
  • Hypocrite: The Anti-Device Association, who as the name implies are opposed to Maize's Devices, have an official TWTTR account, where they still push their anti-device agenda.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: While they were notoriously evil beforehand, DEANDISASTER shows how far they are willing to go to promote themselves and their agenda. It results in thousands of Americans getting killed or deafened by the sirens they themselves hacked into, resulting in the foundation of the Department of Technology.
  • Kill and Replace: They're on the receiving end of this, in a sense. After a failed assassination attempt on Dean involving air sirens so loud, they'd distort the skin of victims whilst deafening them, many members are taken off for rehabilitation within national US monuments to cure them of their violent and rebellious ways, with almost flawless results reported from their families. Given that many of these monuments contain the Special Trees, AKA gateways to other dimensions, it’s fairly blatant that the USA is either banishing or executing ADA members inside these trees and grabbing their clueless and non-rebel counterparts from the other side to replace them.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: No matter what happens, their countless efforts to demonize and reduce public support of Dean backfires on them immensely.
    • Them taking down the power lines in the Southeast causes Dean to go down himself and fix them, bringing up public support for him even more.
    • Them ruining Dean's televised speech by muting his audio causes audiences to fixate on how he looked as a presidential figure, which made him even more popular, with Stanley Kubrick going as far to say the broadcast was the best silent film ever made.
    • Their air siren scheme only made Americans love for Dean go through the roof when he, with help from Maize, introduced hearing implants for countless Americans who needed them following the incident, effectively eradicating deafness in the US.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: It's implied that they are this, accusing Dean of being a demon because he likes...Jazz music, demonizing pre-Civil War slave laborers as incompetent, and having the apparent support of George Wallace. Probably the result of the majority of Americans who were immune to Dean's anomalous charm being elderly white southerners. What we see of them in the modern day doesn't seem to be nearly as bad in this regard, however, but they do make baseless claims such as the T-Machines being the direct responsibles for the Evergreen getting stuck in the Suez Canal, and promptly organizing the hoarding of the Evergreen after repeatedly accussing Egypt and it's government of conspiracy and "robbing the American people."ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that they're willing to even coerce people into reading their own manufactured scripts and pass them off as facts just to push their agenda.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: At best, they're a group of Knight Templars who've killed thousands in a mass terror attack. Even if they're genuinely opposed to the TFMDs, their methods are brutal and leave mass collateral damage.
  • To Unmasque the World: Their ultimate goal, at least on the surface, is to expose the US government's numerous cover-ups about the TFMDS. Later events show that this was all lies,with the government's involvement in them shown to have been embellished.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • The Anti-Dean Association, despite being incredibly ruthless and willing to take innocent lives, are correct in their assessment that something is wrong with President Dean (even though they incorrectly identify him as a disguised Satan).
    • The Anti-Device Association's opposition to Maize and the Department Of Technology is not unfounded, given that these are the same people who attempted to control The Horned Serpent for their own ends.
  • Western Terrorists: They're a terrorist organization residing mostly in the United States. Go figure.
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: They present themselves as an organization willing to do what the government doesn't, and with the end goal of exposing their true colors to make America a better place, while in reality they're just a group of extremist Consummate Liar terrorists, and very incompetent ones at that.
    ADA III (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 

Advocates for the Division of America

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"A THOUSAND STATES OF AMERICA ARE A THOUSAND STATES OF PEACE."
"We are no longer the Anti-Device Association. We are the Advocates for the Division of America."
—The Advocates for the Division of America

A splinter group of the Anti-Device Association, a Doomsday Cult who worships the Horned Serpent as a god, formed with the sole purpose in mind of freeing it off the crust of the Earth.


  • Darker and Edgier: While most of the other ADAs' deeds were Played for Laughs save for the occasional exception, the Advocates are portrayed as an actual menace to the UZA.
  • Divided States of America: In a more literal sense. Their ultimate goal is to literally split the Earth open in order to free the Horned Serpent, whom they believe will cause the creation of a "state" for each and every person.
  • Dropped A Bridge On Them: All of their members are reduced to ashes by the Angel off-screen just two episodes after their introduction.
  • Documentary of Lies: Like the iterations of the ADA before them, they create fake anomalies and report them to the public to inspire distrust between citizenry and the government.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Not at the extent of the Horned Serpent, but they can be seen as one. They're responsible for the Angel's hijacking of the Air Force One and the Infection that is seen throughout 4 episodes in Season 1 and results in America removing all state borders and replacing them with Zones, and yet they weren't properly introduced until the very last episodes of Season 2.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Their attempt to weaponize the Angel leads to the Angel killing them all off in retaliation. Although they do finally succeed in their goal of "division," just not while any are left to act on it.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: Attempted to use the Angel as a weapon against the UZA. When the Angel finds out, they're not happy and proceeded to massacre the entire group.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: The Advocates For The Division Of America worship the Horned Serpent, an eldritch horror beneath America, as their god and are willing to destroy the Earth itself in order to free it.
  • New Era Speech: After the Unification of 2003, they broadcasted a signal explaining their motives and plans with the Angel.
  • Obviously Evil: Unlike their two other predecessors, who at the very least try to make it seem like they want the greater good for America, they are clearly not well intended and have made it clear through the 2003 World Egg Broadcast.
  • Posthumous Villain Victory: While none of their members were able to witness it, their goal to free the Serpent was accomplished 19 years later thanks to the confrontation between the Angel and Freedom; a confrontation that was planned by the very own people they opposed.
  • Reduced to Dust: Their fate at the hands of the Angel after they realize they were planning to use them as a weapon.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: Averted. They make it pretty clear from the start that they have strayed far from the group's original goals and have no intention to go back.
    Maize 

Maize Machines

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"Control is confidence, and today there are no doubts."
"There are no extraterrestrials. Visit our TWTTR account for more fun facts! 🌽"

Maize, in the universe of the Monument Mythos, is an American-grown supplier of electronic goods. They first appear in MAIZEMOVIEMAKER.


  • Abandoned Area: Most, if not all their old production and research facilities were abandoned after their meddling with the Horned Serpent caused some kind of freak electrical attack across the nation. Although abandoned, neither they or the government are keen on letting anyone get a foot inside and discover what's been happening.
  • Alliterative Name: Their complete name, Maize Machines. This even extends to their editing program, Maize Movie Machines.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: As it turns out, Maize's statement that aliens are not real turns out to be the case as the Sphinx (and possibly the False Children) are revealed in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE to be propaganda created by the ADA.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Most of the videos in Season 2 contain cheery statements from Maize in the description. To say that these usually don't fit the situation is an understatement.
    • Their description in MAIZEMOVIEMAKER has them note that several photographs of President Dean have been manipulated to protect national security interests. They call this a "fun fact" by the way.
    • Averted in FALLENFATHER, where their statement is just a short "we hope you're happy wherever you are" aimed at either Nathaniel Arnoldson or Eric Casanas.
    • The description of ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE contains an In-Universe note from them before the world ends...where they urge their followers to post their last words on TWTTR.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Their name as well as their logo reference corn. Their earliest products do as well, specifically the "Kernel" (cochlear hearing implant) and the "Popcorn" (early personal computer, before they were all outlawed.)
  • Fictional Counterpart: What with the food-themed naming of the company as well as the names of the founders of it (Rob Careers and Rob Watroba), Maize is more than likely meant to be an alternate universe's equivalent to Apple.
    • Their electronics also create more between our world and theirs, with TWTTR machines being an especially primitive version of Twitter programmed into bulky devices, and Maize Movie Maker as the equivalent for Windows Movie Maker.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: They attempted to control the Horned Serpent with the help of the Department of Defense. The results, from what can be seen, were utterly disastrous.
  • Mega-Corp: From what can be seen, they seem to have an absolute monopoly over electronic goods.
  • Noodle Incident: After harnessing the materials of, and then aggravating, a creature known as the Horned Serpent resting under the continent, a mysterious and massive disaster occurred around their sites that sent electrical storms so fierce that Maize and the government vowed to recall and destroy all personal computers in the country. This probably also accounts for the huge disparity in technological advancements between the real world and theirs.

Anomalies

    In General 

True Forces Of Mass Destruction (TFMDs)

Various paranormal individuals, entities and even flora of varied origins that inhabit the "Deanverse" and terrorize its citizens.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The vast majority of them don't resemble humans at all, with the only notable exceptions being Freedom, the Angel (kind of...), and the Canyoncrowns. And even then, all three of those Were Once Human!
  • Meaningful Name: All of them are named after the monument that contains them or are infamous for having ties with. For example, the Libertylurker is contained inside the Statue of Liberty, the Air Force One Angel is notorious for having hijacked that very same plane, etc.
  • Names To Run Away From Very Fast: A designation that several anomalies throughout the series get is the fitting title of "True Forces of Mass Destruction" or "TFMD" for short.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Most of them are contained inside famous monuments in the USA.
    The Libertylurker 

The Libertylurker / George Washington / The Horned Serpent

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If you have any family members who were last seen at Ellis Island between the years 1949 and 1954, you may be entitled to compensation.

"People often ask why the pedestal is so disproportionate to the statue, all I can tell them is, "Ask the Americans." But I know why the pedestal is so massive, so tall. I simply cannot bring myself to tell them the truth, I am not strong enough. The truth being that I designed an abattoir. Just for him."
— Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

The Libertylurker is a True Force of Mass Destruction that was situated underneath the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island. It first appears in LIBERTYLURKER.


  • Allegorical Character: To the United States' often less-than-ideal treatment of incoming immigrants, only this time the negligence and exploitation turns into outright human sacrifice, giving the victims a confined and ironic fate inside the depths of the Statue of Liberty. The fact that George Washington himself is doing this adds another layer of allegory, considering Washington committed acts of genocide against the Iroquois tribe and owned slaves.
  • Body Horror: The thing is George Washington, stretched out within Wonderland for a long amount of time. He's so stretched that his current state is completely unrecognizable as a human being.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The first anomaly to be introduced and initially among the least explained of them all happens to be one of the most diabolical and plot-relevant creatures in the series, whose influence ends up dipping into several other events and storylines.
  • Evil Smells Bad: The sheer amount of waste and human remains left in its wake after years of feeding were so mounting that passerby were overwhelmed by the whiff of it, and birds outright died from the stench if they got too close.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Libertylurker is revealed to be none other than the Horned Serpent/George Washington, the mastermind behind the Statue of Progress, the Suez Canal and the Special Trees (implied to be its horns).
  • Human Sacrifice: Human sacrifice from immigrants were needed in order to sustain it. The waste storage zone found by authorities was even compared to a mass grave site.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Nothing besides the tip of its body is ever shown. Ellis Island being shown again in AIRFORCEONEANGEL reveals that both it and the Statue of Liberty are gone entirely. LIBERTYLURKERS reveals what may be it emerging from the pedestal, but all we get to see is a straightforward segment of it that's not nearly enough to form a full picture, yet so gigantic as to be utterly horrifying.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Up until 1985, the Libertylurker resided underneath the Statue of Liberty before migrating. LIBERTYLURKERS indicates that the same applies to the Statue of Progress.
  • To Serve Man: It has eaten dozens, possibly hundreds of people before it left the statue.
  • Transhuman Abomination: The level of abomination will depend on whether he's the same Horned Serpent MAIZE tampered with or not. But at the very least, he was once but a man, and is now a stretched-out thing that eats people, needs to be contained in a great structure, and can somehow seep into the dreams of people thousands of miles away.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: LIBERTYLURKERS reveals not just that George Washington is the Libertylurker, but that the Libertylurker is the Horned Serpent.
  • Was Once a Man: According to LIBERTYLURKERS, it's none other than George Washington after having been exposed to the Special Trees' dimension.
    Lincoln Looker 

Lincoln Looker

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"It was no wild animal."
"They don't care if I talk about it or not. No one would take me seriously. Lincolnlooking is just too absurd."
— Maya Arnoldson
An unknown entity imprisoned within the Lincoln Memorial. Or, at least, it was imprisoned in the Lincoln Memorial...right?
  • Expy: Of the Libertylurker, at first. As it was the second anomaly to ever be revealed, the two shared the common trait of emerging from a colossal statue which slid open to release it. Of course, the series has diversified quite a bit since.
  • Documentary of Lies: ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that the entire concept of Lincolnlooking was merely ADA propaganda. Whether or not this means the thing lurking beneath the Lincoln Memorial is also a complete fabrication is less clear.
  • No Name Given: The creature which emerged from Lincoln is never given a name, or even classified as a TFMD. Given that it debuts in LINCOLNLOOKER and crawls out of the Lincoln Memorial, well, one would assume there's a connection between the two.
  • Put on a Bus: The only appearance of the Lincoln Looker, or the Lincoln Memorial itself for that matter, has been LINCOLNLOOKER, the second episode of the series. It likewise hasn't factored into the story since, nor has any information that can be connected to it been revealed. This was eventually explained by the series finale ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, which reveals that Lincolnlooking was never real in the first place.
  • Unknown Character: The complete paucity of information related to the Lincoln Looker has resulted in next to nothing being known about it. Aside from its appearance in the eponymous episode and being located at the Lincoln Memorial, there isn't even confirmation that the creature has anything to do with the practice of Lincolnlooking – Lincolnlookers, by the name, are implied to be looking at something, which is impossible to do if they were underneath the Lincoln Memorial, and likewise the American public at large believed the Lincolnlookers to be held prisoner behind White House presidential portraits, not at the Memorial itself. It's not made clear if the creature is unique at all, or if it's part of something already seen before, like a Special Tree, or even part of the Horned Serpent.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was stored within the Lincoln Memorial since times unknown.
  • Was Once a Man: Possibly. As stated above, we have no confirmation that Lincolnlookers were literally imprisoned within the Lincoln Memorial, but assuming they were, given the circumstances surrounding other anomalies in the series, it's not unlikely that whatever the Lincoln Looker is, it used to be human.
    Alcatraz 

Alcatraz

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Alcatrazosis

As of 2020, the Alcatraz Zone extends to West Texas.

Alcatraz, as many already know, is a prison island situated near California. However, in this universe Alcatraz is much, much different, and alive. It first appears in ALCATRAZATTACK.


  • The Assimilator: What's most probably the end result if and when it reaches land, with the affected area on the map of its projected course being blackened out as if it were feeding on the city itself. The more it eats, the larger it'll grow. In ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, it is said that it consumed the entirety of America and replaced it with an exact replica of itself.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Following a dose of radiation therapy to try and thwart it, Alcatraz multiplies into copies of itself. With one Alcatraz being hard enough to contain already, a whole group of them making their way to American shores is bound to lead to an uncontrollable disaster in the coming decades.
  • Eldritch Location: Alcatraz is a living prison island with the ability to duplicate itself.
  • From Bad to Worse: Alcatraz was originally projected to have reached mainland California by around 2030, leading the government to attempt radiation therapy on it to neutralize it. Not only did this not work, but it caused Alcatraz to multiply, leading to America up to the West of Texas to now be part of an "Alcatraz Zone" in 2020. The worst part now is that all of America has been consumed by the prison, and have copies made of everyone within America in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE.
  • Genius Loci: Alcatraz, as described before, is a living island with the ability to multiply similarly to a single celled organism.
  • Me's a Crowd: As shown in ALCATRAZATTACK, one day after radiation therapy already caused Alcatraz to multiply at least five times over.
  • Mighty Glacier: It may take decades for the island to finally reach land, but the situation is made out to seem nearly impossible to contain and the damage will be catastrophic once it makes contact.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Though it technically only really appears in two episodes, its assimilation of the United States is later revealed to be a pivotal moment in the Nixonverse spin-off Season 3, as its anomalous properties enable the people of the Deanverse to survive the Great Division.
  • Visual Pun: The reason Alcatraz has the ability to multiply similar to a single celled organism is due to the fact that, if seen from a far enough view, the layout of the island itself looks similar to a single celled organism, and in the Monument Mythos universe, it even has structures that further its existence as a unicellular eukaryote, such as a nucleus and various organelles (i.e. mitochondria and a golgi apparatus). You could say that Alcatraz is a prison cell now!
    • Though, being a prison, that would make it multicellular, wouldn't it?
    Special Trees 

The Special Trees

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"The Trees are not trees."

The forest fell swiftly,
As the lumberjack swung.
Except for the special tree,
Which could not be stung.

The Special Trees are peculiar, otherworldly trees. Gigantic in height, and without branches. One is inside the Washington Memorial, while another was at the Rockefeller Center, and larger groups of Special Trees appear later in the series. They first appear in WASHINGTONWORMHOLE.


  • Bizarrchitecture: The one inside the Washington Monument was able to make the memorial bend just as it does itself.
  • Bloodlust: Virginia believes that the Tree inside the Washington Monument "likes pain" and that they're more than content to drink her's and the rest of the Washington Absentees' blood for multiple decades.
  • Botanical Abomination: They're all but indestructible, have no branches, tower over almost everyone around them, and have the ability to warp people to other dimensions via lightning they produce.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The music they make? Just like the rhyme says, it doesn't stop in whatever realm they come from. As cthonauts delving into the Wonderland showed in LIBERTYLURKERS, they all sing down there, and the result is a nightmarish, howling cacophony of infinities that "may damage your brain" with prolonged exposure.
  • Maker of Monsters: WASHINGTONWONDERLAND reveals that they're capable of turning everyone who climbs them into monstruous, charred and painfully enlarged creatures with horns, dubbed the "Climbers" by Everett and Virginia. This very same process was responsible for the creation of the Horned Serpent, or as he was known prior to climbing a Tree, George Washington.
  • Mind-Control Music: The trees can produce this to manipulate others. As shown in ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY one of them used this on Rockefeller to make him move it to the New York Center and another used it in WASHINGTONWONDERLAND on Virginia to get her inside the Washington Monument.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: The trees are near impossible to chop down and just as equally immune to things like dynamite. It took the team hired to take one of them to the Rockefeller Center three years just to dig it out from under the ground. Before 1945 (see Nuclear Option below), the only way to contain them in some way was to continually "prune" them with Giza glass swords.
  • Nuclear Option: Apparently the only way to kill one, as the government operative in STARRYSPHINX mentions that no permanent solution to the trees has ever been discovered "until 1945."
  • Our Wormholes Are Different: Given the title of WASHINGTONWORMHOLE and what was shown in ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY with Virginia, these trees are not just trees, but also gateways to other dimensions.
  • Revenge: The poem at the beginning of WASHINGTONWORMHOLE implies that at least one of the tree's motivations is this, missing the other trees.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Due to the nature of the Trees, many of them are contained in various monuments.
    • The Washington Monument notoriously contains one, which due to the Tree's properties was used as a way to dispatch of war criminals, ADA members, and more.
    • A countless amount of them are inside of the Pyramids. By the end of STARRYSPHINX, they all break free. Although given how ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that Leonard was coerced into reading that section of the documentary, and how Egypt is inexplicably back to normal in SUEZCANALCRAB, it's likely that these never existed in the first place.
  • Shapeshifting: The end of ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY reveals that, not only is the Special Tree from Rockefeller's Center still around, but it looks much more like a man than it does a tree.
  • Treants: The ending of ROCKEFELLERTREETRAGEDY explicitly states that the 1934 Rockefeller Christmas Tree resembles a man far more than a tree. In WASHINGTONWONDERLAND, we catch a clearer glimpse at the tree, which is revealed to have taken the form of a woman with bizarre proportions who seems to still have the texture of a regular Tree.
  • Unknown Character: Their origins, their true nature and motivation, or even how they got to Earth is a complete mystery to this day.
    The Angel 

The Angel

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"LEAVE US ALONE OR JOIN THE ASH PILE."

White House Officials later disclosed that the unusual flight of Air Force One was unauthorized and unmanned.
The lone figure inside the plane, dubbed the Air Force One Angel, has yet to be identified by federal authorities.

A peculiar being, also known as the "Air Force One Angel," which hijacked Air Force One in 2003. They first appear in AIRFORCEONEANGEL.


  • Action Bomb: In AIRFORCEONEFALLENAGEL, they were shot down, as they flew into unauthorized airspace. The ADA claim that they became a "walking atomic bomb," and they will use them to divide the three zones into as many states as they can.
  • Allegorical Character: Perhaps as a representation of the countless soldiers lost and sacrificed by the USA, it’s only fitting that the gravely wounded Angel would land on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial built to honor the remains of soldiers so disfigured they’re unrecognizable.
  • Angelic Abomination: They're described as an angel for their mysterious and incognito hijacking of Air Force One, but they're anything but holy in appearance and goals.
  • Assassination Attempt: They're revealed to be the one that took and probably killed John D. Rockefeller in ROCKEFELLERREVELATION.
  • Body Horror: Closer inspection of known photographs reveals the "Angel" to most likely be a walking, thinking and exposed nervous system and brain.
  • Creepy Good: Possibly. Whatever they did to the national monuments seemed to awaken them, which while clearly destructive seems to have let the public in on a number of the government's dirty little secrets, which happens to have been the goal of the ADA around 2003 as well, implying that the entity is working with them somehow. And if it's opposed to the government which inadvertently created it, then it is far more likely to be mostly benevolent in nature than most of the other anomalies on this list.
    • As of AIRFORCEONEFALLENANGEL, they are officially the Big Good of the ADA. And given the ADA's track record and stated plans for them, this still makes it very ambiguous as to whether they are actually a Big Good.
    • ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE firmly establishes the Angel as a True Neutral character who simply wishes to live in solitude, as indicated by the graffiti left outside the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Death Ray: Originally, their creation was meant to power or enhance the heat ray meant to shoot down German airships in the First World War. By the time they comes to enact revenge on Rockefeller, they're seemingly able to fire heat rays at will, with authorities noting that whoever made Rockefeller vanish had access to the most powerful heat ray ever conceived to breach his security bunker.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In their indirect first appearance in RUSHMOREREVENGE, their Graffiti of the Resistance reads "I will introduce infection next week," but in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, they refer to themselves with a Royal "We".
  • Expy: The circumstances of their creation and their eventual form might make them one for Dr. Manhattan. The soldiers disintegrated by an advanced military construct lose their form and drift as free consciousnesses until eventually reuniting and forming up as an ethereal brain and nervous system, just like what happened to Manhattan shortly after his death.
  • Fusion Dance: The "Angel" is actually a fusion of the seventeen soldiers who activated the Death Ray on top of the Great Pyramid.
  • Graffiti of the Resistance: It's implied they are responsible for the graffiti on the monuments just before their fateful flight on Air Force One.
  • He Was Right There All Along: ROCKEFELLERREVELATION reveals them to have been in the two photos of the Special Tree that Rockefeller took, stalking him the whole time.
  • Humanoid Abomination: What little we know of their appearance indicates they've got the general silhouette of a human, but is incredibly thin and seems to have an exposed brain.
  • I Am Not a Gun: After they realize they're being used as nothing but mere weapons by the ADA, they turn them all to ashes.
  • Meaningful Name: Not the angel itself, but one of the soldiers who became the Angel, Allan D. Arnoldson. His name's initials, ADA, are the same as the soon to be Anti-Dean Association. This fits, as Nathaniel and Maya Arnoldson, two Arnoldsons themselves, would become members of the ADA, and the Angel itself acts in a rebellious nature against the United States similarly to the ADA. Note that Allan D. Arnoldson is only mentioned in a now deleted and decanonised video, however.
    • Their title as an 'Angel' not only refers to their flight around the country delivering 'gifts,' but once they're shot down from the air and falls back to Earth, they're literally a Fallen Angel now serving the unscrupulous and morally ambiguous ADA after having decided to turn against their former masters.
  • Monster Progenitor: In the modern age, this seems to be their current role with the disease spreading around national monuments. The flight trajectory of the plane they hijacked while visiting national monuments around the entirety of the USA has them dropping off packages containing something that’s either spreading or awakening a horrible infection in sites like Mount Rushmore. If not enacting straight up sabotage to American monuments, they're at least drawing far more public attention than the US government would care to have on their hidden conspiracies.
  • Noodle Incident: The Angel's flight achieved what the government ended up calling "the Unification of 2003." Aside from it seriously messing up state borders, nothing else is known about the incident.
  • Revenge: The true motivation of the Angel is this, being all seventeen men who were dissolved and fused into one, and thus seeking revenge for having their lives taken from them by Rockefeller.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: They show their true capacity for destruction later on; the ADA is convinced them alone can crack the USA wide open and seek to do so, to release the Horned Serpent. For trying this, the Angel exterminated them completely... and then proved them right, when the Government attempted to get rid of both them and Freedom by pitting them against each other; whatever happened when they tried to blast her blew up the planet.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: The Angel does not take kindly to being used as a weapon by the United States and then forgotten. The only group the Angel gets more angered with than the US is the ADA when they try to use them as a weapon as well, killing every last member of the splinter organization the Advocates.
    "THE ADVOCATES WERE DERANGED. THEY ARE ALL ASHES NOW. WE WILL NEVER BE WEAPONS AGAIN. LEAVE US ALONE OR JOIN THE ASH PILE."
  • Retired Badass: After they turn the ADA into ashes and leave their ultimatum to the UZA, they escape to Babylon Forest for 19 years until they're found by the UZA again.
  • Royal "We": Due to their multi-being nature, they refer to themselves as "We," as seen in the quote above.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: Followed and stalked Rockefeller before they "evicted him from reality." They were even present in the photos Rockefeller took of the Special Tree, showing that they followed him everywhere.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Unsurprisingly, the Angel is not very pleased with the American government. Nor with the Advocates for the Division of America, who the Angel disintegrates to ashes.
  • Was Once a Man: As stated above in Fusion Dance, they are former US soldiers who were disintegrated and turned into the Angel.
    Canyon Crowns 

Canyonggalans (Canyon Crowns)

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My dad said the reason we went on this trip was so he could find his sister Maya (...) I think that was Maya.

"However, the Crowns are not men or women. Nor are they animals. They are merely the decayed shells of ignoble criminals. They do not qualify for the same freedoms exercised by ordinary civilians."
—John D. Rockefeller

Canyon Crowns (also known as Canyonggalans) are human beings whose heads have been cut off with Giza Glass. They stay around the Grand Canyon and require a supply of Vinegar to keep them from mutating further. They first appear in CANYONCROWN, and are implied to be the being spotted in FALLENFATHER.


  • Body Horror: The heads of the Crowns will slowly swell up if not supplied with vinegar.
  • Flying Face: Being decapitated by Giza Glass doesn’t give victims the luxury of death, but they're somehow able to control their severed remains afterwards. Based off of brief glimpses of their appearance, they don't look at all pleasant or healthy from their time in their state.
  • Losing Your Head: Despite losing their heads, Crowns are still very much alive afterwards. Some pictures even show that they're able to control their headless bodies in some capacity.
  • Kill It with Fire: In the First World War, one of the few weapons that could reliably take down airships with Crowns guiding them were, of all things, heat rays that cut right through all of their defenses send them crashing down in flames.
  • Nightmare Face: Having grown to huge sizes, being exposed to harsh sunlight and with nothing but dry weather to live in for years, the faces of those in the Grand Canyon look pretty burnt, dried up and grotesque. The one briefly seen in the image to the right has its eye wide open and the skin of its nose and lips receding from said living conditions, resembling flying a 'shrunken' head more than their original and intact selves.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: They don't seem to be at all aggressive towards humans, which is unsurprising given their origin (see Was Once a Man). At best, they just glare at others, which may simply be an attempt at communicating. At worst, they serve as bait to lure ADA members to Freedom.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Before World War 1, Rockefeller had bartered Germany to sell hundreds of Crowns and American specialists in order for Germany to create their airships, which they boasted as the ultimate machines of warfare, and became a massive pain in the ass for the Allies to take out once the Great War broke out. Most of the structure of the airship remained the same, save for the fact that the Crowns within had been either bundled up with dozens of their kind or one Crown was allowed to grow to massive and tumorous proportions in order to grant the vehicle its perfect flight and controls, while the crew in the gondolas let loose bombing runs on targets below.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The "ggalan" of Canyonggalan originates from the Penanggalan of Malaysian Mythology, a witch whose head detaches at night after meditating in a ritual bath of vinegar.
  • Slave Race: The Crowns have been utilized as a slave race by the United States multiple times, due to the refusal to see them as human. First they were used by Rockefeller in order to keep the United States economy from destabilizing, then were used again by Freedom in order to draw any ADA members near the Grand Canyon, where they could be decapitated and turned into more crowns.
  • Trouble Follows You Home: Lauren Arnoldson, after nonchalantly brushing off spotting a massive Crown lunging at her, went home to continue her home movies when she noticed that a Crown had followed her home. She immediately ran back inside and shut the window blinds to hide, with the giant and head-shaped silhouette of the Crown inching forward to investigate.
  • The Voiceless: Crowns have lost the ability to speak ever since being decapitated.
  • Was Once a Man: All of them were once people whose heads were cut off with Giza Glass.
    Freedom 

Freedom

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"The rocks won't shoot her down."

"Inside Freedom, Thomas and Nina are protecting America. Together."
— Louisa Crawford

Freedom is a statue made by Thomas Crawford that was made to stand atop the Capitol Building. In our universe, Freedom sits atop the Capitol and isn't alive at all. However, in the Monument Mythos universe, Freedom was knocked off the Capitol in 1977 and is very much alive. She first appears in FREEDOMFALLER.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Due to the anomalous properties of Giza Glass, which her sword is made out of, Freedom's Sword can cut through the human body like it's butter.
  • Brick Joke: During her escape attempt, Freedom deforested a strip of the Rock of Gibraltar to clear a path for herself. In ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, the US Department of Technology’s animation of Operation Thunderbird has her nonchalantly chop a single tree in passing after her release.
  • Death Glare: Seems to give one to the cameraman present during the attack on the Capitol, leaning just out of the doorway to glare at who's likely a soon-to-be-victim before the video ends. While unseen due to the lens cap being on the camera, she was also content to stand and stare down Maya once she confronted her at the Grand Canyon, then quickly moved in for the decapitation.
  • Evil Is Bigger: On top of being openly malevolent and her current job as the government's secret executioner, Freedom stands at nearly 20 feet tall.
  • Expy: The circumstances of her creation and backstory make her quite similar to various versions of Springtrap. Both William Afton and Thomas Crawford went insane once they found a way to find immortality, are now merged to what is described as "metal," and eventually found a way to make their daughter join them. Their victims also suffer a Fate Worse than Death by being stuck in a crippling state of nigh-immortality due to the same material their killers became immortal with.
  • Flesh Golem: A variation of it. After slaughtering many in Gibraltar in an attempt to gain freedom, Freedom ended up gaining a form of flesh that required her to be flayed alive in order to get the actual statue back for the Americans. It later regains said flesh during the attack on the Capitol from the ADA, likely from the surrounding ADA members she killed.
  • Foil: To the Air Force One Angel. Both are entities composed of multiple individuals that were created in service to the American government. Both are also actively malicious, and are now used as living weapons by the American government and the ADA, respectively.
  • Genuine Human Hide: The flesh she gains from her victims is apparently harvested the old-fashioned way, skinned and worn on the spot. During the attack on the capitol, after her initial peek, you can hear her chop a woman's head off, peel her skin off and stretch it before she peers back out in a pale flesh toned form seen at the end of the video (see Death Glare for image).
  • Hive Mind: Word Of God states that Freedom's mind is that of Nina and Thomas', fused together as one.
  • Irony: Originally, Freedom was built by Thomas Crawford to uplift others and give a symbol for the oppressed. After the 1977 Incident in which 150 ADA members were killed, Freedom is now used as an oppressor for any dissidents. Additionally, she was caught after she attempted to flee for freedom in Gibraltar, and put through a long ordeal that ended with her being effectively trapped and subservient to America.
    • In addition, her fate after her first rampage on Gibraltar. As Phillip Reed said, she craved freedom so much that she decided to take it. The US government, upon seeing a literal living representation of Freedom, ordered a slave against his will to strip her of that flesh. All because they'd rather have a symbol of Freedom than the real thing.
    • A final, fittingly apocalyptic instance: after being manipulated into causing the Unification of 2003, the Angel destroys the ADA and offers America an ultimatum: stop using anomalies as weapons, or join the ash. The government's response? Use Freedom as a weapon to attack the Angel - hoping mutually assured destruction. The end result? Well, they were kinda right...
  • The Juggernaut: She's a 20-foot tall Living Statue who carries a Giza Glass sword and gunfire only angers her. The United Zones' government thinks this well as during ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, their plan to deal with the Angel is basically "toss Freedom at it and hope they both die."
  • Lightning Bruiser: Described as such during her escape through the woods, moving at high speeds and cleaving through trees with swings so quick that the stumps are hot to the touch long after she passed through, and fires have broken out in other places.
  • Living Statue: Due to having the bodies of Thomas and Nina Crawford inside of her, Freedom is granted life.
  • Mascot Villain: Freedom has been used as the mascot of the series, appearing as the centerpiece of the Season One trailer and having the most complete backstory and plot relevancy in terms of anomalies.
  • Monster Progenitor: After falling off the capitol building, it was relocated to the Grand Canyon for reasons the public aren't aware of. As it turns out, it currently exists to execute enemies of the USA and turn them into Canyon Crowns.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Maya accidentally running into Freedom out in the wild isn't seen due to the lens cap of her camera still being on, all that's heard is Maya's terrified pleas for mercy and cries of terror as the sound of Freedom dashing towards her at high speeds and the sound of her sword chopping her head off play off.
  • Off With Their Head: Her preferred method of attack is to go straight for a decapitation with her sword. After the incident at the Capitol riots, she was relocated to the Grand Canyon and readied to put her sword made of Giza Glass to good use, an anomalous material that can't kill its victims no matter what kind of wounds are inflicted, ready to deliver executions far harsher than death to enemies of the USA.
  • Was Once a Man: Thomas Crawford used his own flesh as a way to grant Freedom itself a form of life.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The statue sliced up Nina's body so she could join her father inside. While Giza Glass deals no pain to victims, it doesn't detract from the fact that Nina was chopped up so thoroughly that her remains were compared to a splayed set of clothes.
    The Horned Serpent 

The Horned Serpent / Hanodaganears

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"The devourer of villages." It was the name given to George Washington by the Iroquois. This was no coincidence.
Click here to see it escaping the Statue of Progress 
Click here to see it when freed (SPOILERS) 

"I could not bring myself to lie to everyone. I did not choose to build the Canal. The man beneath America ordered me to. Any night, he can sink into my dreams."
—Ferdinand de Lesseps

The Horned Serpent is a gigantic beast resting dormant underneath the USA. It was used as a basis for technology produced by Maize before a certain incident occurred that put a stop to those ventures. It first appears in MAIZEMOVIEMAKER.

For tropes applying to its previous appearances in the series, see the Libertylurker and George Washington above.

For tropes applying to its incarnation in the Nixonverse, see the Last Son of Alcatraz below.


  • Animalistic Abomination: The Horned Serpent is so ginormous that it can span from California to Pennsylvania, while still curving at the same time.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It is absolutely massive, with its depiction in MAIZEMOVIEMAKER being the size of the contiguous USA. ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE shows that it's actually closer to the size of the Earth!
  • The Bad Guy Wins: ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE ends with it emerging from the Earth as it is destroyed, seemingly unaffected by the clash between Freedom and the Angel.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Inverted. Despite Maize's schematics, the Serpent isn't just as big as the USA. In fact, as revealed in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, it's as big as the entire Earth.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Several videos indicate that it is this, with MAIZEMOVIEMAKER indicating the Special Trees are actually its horns and AIRFORCEONEFALLENANGEL featuring an ADA statement accusing it of being the true master of America. And as LIBERTYLURKERS reveals due to George Washington being heavily implied to be the Horned Serpent, he also masterminded the creation of the Statue of Progress and the Suez Canal.
    • Ultimately, it's also responsible for the events of the Nixonverse as well, as it's destruction/assimilation of the Earth caused Nixon to escape from it into the Nixonverse
  • The Great Serpent: The thing is absolutely gigantic, with its body being long enough to cover a large portion of America. And, as it's revealed in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, the entire Earth.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: While George Washington was admittedly not the best individual, he was far less villainous than the Transhuman Abomination living in the crust of the Earth of his counterpart.
  • Horns of Villainy: As its name suggests, it has two massive horns.
  • Noodle Incident: An undisclosed incident, hinted at with only hideously loud howling and electrical storms that struck the USA, led to a ban on Maize computers across the country and is likely the main reason why technology in the series is far less advanced than their real-world counterpart.
  • Not Quite Dead: THE D-DAY KNIGHT reveals that the Horned Serpent still lives in some capacity through the D-Day Knight, who used what is presumed to be its skull as a helmet. Subverted in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, where it's revealed that the Horned Serpent is Deader than Dead, but its legacy still lives on.
  • Organic Technology: Up until the disaster in 1980 in Pennsylvania, the Horned Serpent was used as a basis for the rapid production of Maize's computers. ROCKEFELLERREVELATION also shows what is possibly another Horned Serpent's skull being used as the lens for the Death Ray.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The Horned Serpent is named after the Horned Serpent of Native American mythos, a snake with properties of thunder and lightning associated with it. It is also said to be the "ruler of the underworld," which fits with it being underground most of the time.
    • The symbol for the Advocates of the Division of America in AIRFORCEONEFALLENGANGEL also links it to Ophion, a divine serpent in Classical Mythology which wraps itself around the World Egg.
  • Shock and Awe: The Serpent has abilities related to lightning, as seen from how the Maize facilities near it have a large amount of charged air inside.
  • Shout-Out: What is shown of the snake as a serpent split into multiple pieces is a reference to Benjamin Franklin's famous "Join, or Die" political cartoon.
  • Spikes of Villainy: When it escapes the Statue of Progress, it notoriously has many spikes resembling Special Trees all over its body.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: As opposed to what was seen in the "Project Horned Serpent" schematics, its head is notoriously small in comparison to its body, as seen in LIBERTYLURKER and THE D-DAY KNIGHT.
  • Was Once a Man: LIBERTYLURKERS reveals that George Washington himself is the Horned Serpent after trying to climb one of the Special Trees in Wonderland.
    The Suez Canal Crab 

The Suez Canal Crab

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"The Americans destroyed the Suez Canal and released a demon. Great."
— An exasperated TWTTR user.

The Suez Canal Crab is a gigantic crustacean-esque creature that was awoken by a thermonuclear bomb intended to free the Ever Given from the Suez Canal. It first appears in SUEZCANALCRAB.


  • Animalistic Abomination: The crab itself is gigantic, and apparently would have been a candidate for being a TFMD (which are supposed to be forces powerful enough to end the world) if it killed anyone.
  • Dull Surprise: A giant crab creature suddenly taking a cargo ship with it as it rises from the water? Human governments treat it like an odd development and civilians are more pissed off about the sheer negligence than impressed about the monster, with anomalies being public knowledge at this point.
  • From Bad to Worse: The crab wasn't really all that threatening in the grand scheme of things, and while humanity was trying to find a way to guide it back to the sea and save the cargo, its curiosity got the better of it when it walked up to investigate all the people inside the Cairo Tower. It stumbled on something, crashed into the tower and spilled the entire contents of the ship as well as its own blood on the ground. The initial chaos and tragedy of the situation gave way the ADA and American citizens flying over to the wreckage to loot everything, which led to intense armed response from local military, which led to an absurd amount of death and madness in the hours after.
  • Giant Animal Worship: After the whole situation in Cairo, the survivors of the incident formed a religion based upon it known as the "Church of the Ever Given."
  • Giant Enemy Crab: As the name implies, it's a gigantic crab. The "enemy" part is subverted however, as it has no ill will against mankind.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: The Crab, being completely passive and curious, accidentally destroyed the Cairo Tower and was mortally wounded in the process, ending its significance in the video. The remaining half of the documentary goes into extensive detail about the ADA calling a mass movement for American citizens to swarm the site to pilfer the goods that had fallen off the boat the Crab was carrying (calling the occasion 'Finders Keepers Day'), claiming that the whole event was a conspiracy by the Egyptians to get the cargo the Crab was carrying to fall under their own hands. The Egyptian authorities, meanwhile, do not take kindly to the swarm invading the site of this tragedy they were cleaning up and react with harsh brutality once everyone arrives. The subsequent bloodbath involving an absurd level of human greed, mass hysteria, children fighting to the death, and the desperate trying to flee but being trapped and annihilated by Egyptians lying in wait shows that whatever else the Crab could have done wouldn't have outdone what the humans in Egypt can do to themselves.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Unlike most other anomalies in the series, it bears almost no ill will towards humanity. The entire reason anyone dies around it is due to it tripping over rather than any actual malicious intent.
  • Overdrawn At The Bloodbank: Once it's hurt, the Crab bleeds an absurd amount of blood, sea water and bodily fluids, contaminating the ground and providing a ridiculously slippery surface that knocked many cleanup crews off their feet.
  • Violation of Common Sense: For whatever reason and for some reason approved by the Egyptians, the USA thought firing a nuclear warhead into the ocean to create tidal waves strong enough to dislodge the Ever Given was a good idea. It barely worked, but not in the way anyone was expecting.
    • Although, given what is revealed to also dwell beneath the Canal in LIBERTYLURKERS, one might start to wonder if the American government perhaps had an ulterior motive.

    The Sphinx 

The Sphinx

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"There are no extraterrestrials."

"They were towers. Infinite towers. All three of them. Towers which contain enormous species of metaphysical fauna. Who knew that the Pyramids were merely the tips of buildings?"
— Leonard W. Morlin
The Sphinx is a statue first spotted roaming the surface of Mars by rovers, followed by it leaving the planet and setting off on a course to Earth. It currently resides in Egypt, surrounded by the Pyramids. Its silhouette and anomalous effects first appear in GIZAGUARDIAN, and then it makes its full appearance in STARRYSPHINX.
  • Ancient Astronauts: Played with. It’s made clear that the Pyramids were made by the ancient Egyptians to contain what the anomalies brought to their world. The Sphinx, however, seems to have been built as a mothership of some sort from Mars, or maybe even is an anomaly in and of itself. Given that Word Of God confirms that there is no extraterrestrial life in the universe, the question of how the Sphinx seems to be a "mothership" or why it came from Mars grows even more confusing, at least until ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: It makes no movement to speak of, but it slides across the deserts of Mars and Earth and travels through space as if being dragged around.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: A diagram created after its anomalous effects took hold makes note of two icons, one for the Sphinx and one for the Pyramids in order to represent the current situation. The following slide shows the sole Sphinx surrounded by hundreds of Pyramids rising out from the ground, and are likely bound to overwhelm the desert and spell massive trouble for Earth...if only they were real.
  • Eldritch Starship: It's described as a "ship" multiple times, and seemingly has eldritch properties (such as its creation of the False Children, the complete ineffectiveness of human weaponry on it, plus almost sentient behavior). Given that the Sphinx is also considered a TFMD, it certainly applies.
  • Fiction as Cover-Up: ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that the Sphinx was merely ADA propaganda created in order to sow further citizen discontent against the government. The False Children, however, are very real.
  • Genius Loci: Possibly. What exactly resides within the Sphinx is a mystery, leaving it unknown where the statue is animate or if something is piloting/guiding it. What's currently been shown makes the structure itself seem animated and have a will of its own.
  • No-Sell: Shortly after arriving in Earths atmosphere, humanity responds by firing high explosives at it to no avail.
  • Portal Network: Not long after its landing, hundreds of Special Trees begin to rise from the sands of Egypt, encased in pyramids and are spreading quickly.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Not really the Sphinx itself, but the Ancient Egyptians were very well aware of the nature of the Special Trees, and took measures to thwart their growth and built the first great Pyramids around them to contain them, which somehow extend indefinitely into the ground to seal them in for good. The Sphinx arriving in the desert, however, awakens hundreds of these trees to extend into the sky.
    False Children/Starry Sphinx 

False Children/Starry Sphinx

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False children organize into the STARRYSPHINX
The False Children are unknown entities which emerged alongside the appearance of the Sphinx on Earth. They later organize into the Starry Sphinx.
  • Expy: Of the Special Trees. Word Of God states this is why they are referred to as "False Children."
  • Minor Major Character: It's heavily implied that they're the "rare constellations" that cause the creation of Giza Glass, a material which caused the creation of Freedom, Laser Weapons, and more, and yet they only appear in just three episodes, with two of them being just cameos.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Whatever they are, it is clear that they came from the Sphinx. Meanwhile, they formed the Starry Sphinx to distract onlookers as the Sphinx "escaped," which might mean the Sphinx is just gone altogether. Yet, the False Children remain. Later Subverted, as ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE reveals that the Sphinx/Mothership's section of STARRYSPHINX was nothing but a Documentary of Lies.
  • Shapeshifting: Their first appearance shows they are capable of shapeshifting into several geometric figures, patterns, and ultimately, into a copy of Special Trees – electric powers and all.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In their debut appearance, the False Children are neon green, fluorescent orbs, but in ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, they are depicted as identical in appearance to Special Trees, with the exception of being a shining white, as opposed to a burnt black. That said, STARRYSPHINX only showcased them from a distance, and they were shown to have the ability to shapeshift.
  • Unknown Character: Given The Reveal that the Sphinx "Mothership" never actually existed, little is known about the False Children's actual origins, or what purpose the "Starry Sphinx" ever actually had.
    Giza Guardians 

Giza Guardians

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Sightings of swordsmen in the Grand Canyon continue to this day.

"The U.S. Government claims that Project Giza Guardian was shut down in 1969."

A select group of unusually tall, Greco-Egyptian swordsmen who patrol the forbidden zones of the Grand Canyon, armed with fine blades of Giza Glass.


  • Ambiguous Situation: GIZAGUARDIANS marks the only appearance of the eponymous Guardians. Doctor Disturbing says they were officially "discontinued," but then goes on to say that "swordsmen" have continued being sighted in the Canyon. But, as the video may then imply, these sightings aren't actually of the Guardians... they're of Freedom.
  • Living Statue: Assumedly.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The Giza Guardians are... weird. What they actually are is a bit of a mystery - they're described as "unusually tall Greco-Egyptian swordsman" which, unusual and ambiguous nomenclature aside, doesn't really imply they're anything but human. Yet, they are represented by photographs of massive Egyptian statues, and are furthermore described as being "discontinued" in 1969. The wordage used to describe them, therefore, gives a poor idea of what the Guardians actually are.
  • Predecessor Villain: To Freedom, serving as the "protectors" of the Grand Canyon before her relocation.

    Everett 

Everett Arnoldson

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He had no say. He did not even say his first word.
Everett Arnoldson, commonly referred to as the 20th Washington Absentee, is a humanoid creature that is purported to inhabit the forests of the Washington Zone.
Virginia Arnoldson's unborn child, whom she named after her mysterious protector who traveled with her during her interdimensional interregnum. After Virginia was taken by the Special Tree in the Washington Monument, Everett disappeared.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He was named after another man who Virginia met and played with for what felt like centuries before she was inexplicably released from limbo without him. Virginia was also the one who gave the name Everett to that man, however. Since counterparts of people exist and the two met in some sort of limbo between worlds, this could have very well been some version of her not-even-close-to-existing son, or even the exact same person that the lost fetus grew into.
    You could be her, anyone could be her. I promise I will not leave you.
  • Missing Child: Virginia came to the Washington Monument with Everett in her womb. She left the Monument without him.
  • Noodle Incident: The final moments of the documentary focusing on Virginia makes note of the 'Washington Zone,' and more importantly, refers to Everett as a humanoid creature who lives in the area, implying he's alive, grown up and apparently not in good shape in the present day.
  • Trapped in Another World: Having lost her unborn child during the jump between worlds, Virginia prays that Everett is still alive and playing in the Wonderland she left a decade ago. Given she met a grown man named Everett while she was trapped in the space between worlds, and the time and dimension distorting abilities that the Special Trees have, it would be a fair possibility that Everett or a counterpart of him has spent an eternity wandering around in limbo, or alternatively, was eventually released sometime as what's referred to as a creature within the 'Washington Zone.'

    The Survivors (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 

The Cornerfolk

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TRANSDIMENSIONAL SPECIES
"Survivors of the Great Division are known as Cornerfolk"
After the Great Division, whatever's left of its survivors transformed into this.

  • Canon Welding: Originally, they were the titular protagonists of their own webseries, which was seemingly completely unrelated to THE MONUMENT MYTHOS, but as of ALCATRAZAPOCALYPSE, they were revealed to be the remains of the survivors of the Great Division.
  • Dimensional Traveler: They can travel through dimensions at will via corners and the Cornerworld.
  • Mythology Gag: The Great Division ends up looking like the Cornerworld from CORNERFOLKS, which may indicate that the Deanverse became the Cornerworld itself.
  • Walking Spoiler: Their existence reveals a lot, not only showing that the world of THE MONUMENT MYTHOS has ended, but that it is interconnected to the CORNERFOLKLORE as well.
  • Was Once a Man: They're the survivors of the Great Division, turned from humans into whatever the Cornerfolk are.


The Nixonverse

Humans

The Avenues

    In General 
"Regards, the Avenues."
The most prominent family of the Nixonverse and apparent creators of the videos, who are ostensibly knowledgeable about its various anomalies and actively investigate them.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Averted. Unlike Maize whose notes in the description do not fit the tone at all, the Avenues' notes are short and ocassionally somber.
  • The Ghost: Only Molly and Alice appear onscreen, and they are barely visible at that. Unlike the Arnoldsons, the rest of the family don't appear outside of those two. It's likely that the cameraman that films Molly in THE QUEEN OF THE LUNARIANS is the Avenues' equivalent to Quinn.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Both Alice and Molly are willing to put themselves in danger to report on the entities, with Alice in particular being among the first to step foot on Alaska post-nuking to report on the Last Son.
  • Mirror Character: Downplayed. While both Avenues that we see on screen have clear parallels with the Arnoldsons (with Maya and Alice being the most notable), they still differ from them in various ways.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Inverted. The anomalies don't go to them, the Avenues go to the anomalies.
    Alice Avenue 

Alice Avenue

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"At any time, at any place, the Knight can save us."
"I hope he remembers from this story and changes his mind. I want us all to be healthy again. I hope we remind him back. Reverse the King. Return our language."
—Alice Avenue
A recurring journalist in the series, who reported on the Knight during D-Day. She has various connections to the other anomalies of the Nixonverse, including the Last Son and Luna. Despite mostly being affiliated with the Knight, she is a clear expy of Lois Lane.
  • Alliterative Name: Alice Avenue. A clear allusion to another journalist reporting on a flying superhero, Lois Lane.
  • Ambiguous Situation: What led her to try to burn the pictures of Luna, or how her granddaughter even got a hand of them, is unknown.
  • And I Must Scream: If the Knight is right about her soul being stuck in a memorial statue, then her current life is certainly not pretty if it's anything like Nina or Thomas Crawford's fates.
  • Because Destiny Says So: She is a very strong believer in Determinism, believing that not a single inhabitant of the Nixonverse has free will and that everyone has a "destined" time of death. The D-Day Knight seems to challenge this system, causing her to speculate that as a being with no world he has no destiny, and thus is the only being in creation with free will.
  • Big "OMG!": She screams one right before the D-Day Knight throws her off the Chrysler Building.
  • Call-Back: The short clip we are shown of her memorial statue morphing heavily resembles previous videos from Seasons 1 and 2 about American monuments, what with the heavy breathing and constant camera shaking.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Thrown off the Chrysler Building by the D-Day Knight and falls to her death.
  • Expy: She's an obvious reference to Lois Lane, down to her name and occupation. Adding to this, her news organization is The World Nightly in clear reference to The Daily Planet. D-DAY KNIGHTFALL even confirms that she's identical to Noel Neill, Lois Lane's actress in The Adventures of Superman, through her statue.
  • The Ghost: We never see Alice onscreen in any of the videos where she appears in. The most we get is a barely visible silhoutte of her corpse falling from the Chrysler Building in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Has no problem stepping foot on the radioactive ruins of Alaska to report on the Last Son's fate.
  • Implied Love Interest: To the Knight. She constantly praises the Knight, and has nothing but good things to say about him. Her admiration goes farther than him just being the embodiment of Screw Destiny in the Nixonverse. The fact that the Knight's grief at her death is enough to turn him into a literal monster implies that they were close.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Comes with being an expy of Lois Lane. Aside from the implications that she encountered the Knight at some point in search of her scoop, she's among the first to step foot on the irradiated ruins of Dark Alaska, presumably to report on the Last Son's missing eye.
  • Irony: Despite her constant praise of the Knight and yearning for his return, she is the Knight's first victim when he makes a comeback.
  • Living Statue: Possibly. The Knight certainly believes so, and reveals in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL that he believes Alice's memorial statue is alive and contains her "soul."
  • Mirror Character: To Maya Arnoldson. Both are part of a family that reports on the paranormal and are implied to have worked with people who are currently attempting to destroy the world. Even their fates are similar: Both Alice and Maya were supposedly doomed to live inside a statue, only to be freed, and decapitated by an anomaly soon after.
  • Not Quite Dead: Again, possibly. D-DAY KNIGHTFALL does not confirm whether or not her memorial statue carries her soul, akin to Freedom.
  • Overly Long Scream: Her scream in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS is an example that is played for horror, as the scream starts distorting as the camera pans over to her falling silhouette.
  • She Knows Too Much: The D-Day Knight drops her from the Chrysler Building for sharing secrets she wasn't meant to.
  • The Scream: Screams at the top of her lungs as she falls from the Chrysler Building in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS. It eventually distorts as the video ends.
    Molly Avenue 

Molly Avenue

"GRANDMA TRIED TO BURN THESE"
—Molly, on Alice's pictures of Luna.
Alice's granddaughter.
  • Back for the Finale: After not appearing since THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST, she returns (albeit not onscreen) in the finale to film the Crescent CreatureNote 's transformation into the Horned Serpent.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: She acts as this to Lauren. While both of them act in revealing the truth of the world, Lauren follows in the footsteps of her father, while Molly does so without the support of her grandmother. Additionally, while Lauren hide behind the guise of Doctor Disturbing, Molly carries no false identity to hide behind.
  • The Faceless: Molly's face is always out of frame whenever she appears.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Much like her grandmother, she is willing to risk her life to report on the anomalies ocurring in the Nixonverse. In THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, she records the Crescent Creature transforming into the Horned Serpent despite the clear danger that this imposes.
  • Narrator All Along: She's revealed by Word Of God to have been the one compiling the videos, apparently as VHS Tapes.
  • Noodle Incident: According to a Discord Q&A by Alex, she apparently has knowledge of what happened in the Deanverse and is implied to be aware of who The Horned Serpent is. We never find out how, why or when she found out about the other universes.
  • Hates Their Parent: Or grandparent in this case. Molly is implied to not have a high opinion of her grandmother, since she suspects that Alice has been keeping secrets from her.
  • Unknown Character: Other than being Alice's grandaughter and somehow getting her hands on pictures of Luna, we know next to nothing about Molly. She pretty much disappears after THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST, only to resurface in the finale without much explanation.

Astronauts

    Ed Dwight 

Ed Dwight

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"I'm recording now. Tell me everything."
The first man to ever set foot on the Moon. Can be seen remarking upon the Last Son of Alcatraz, Luna, and The Moon God.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The different recordings of his final words at the beginning of ''THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX''. Did he sternly tell Nixon to tell him everything he knows? Did he politely and emphatically ask him? Or did he subtly threaten him with the word potentially going out about his existence? Hell, did he even say any last words?
  • Back for the Dead: After not being seen since JESUS IN VIETNAM, he returns in NIXON IS GOD to be murdered by Nixon.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Tells Nixon to tell him everything. Nixon then proceeds to tell him everything he needs to know about the world, which drives Ed to suicide... or rather, which drives Nixon to murder him.
  • Body Horror: A Wham Shot of his autopsy report at the end of NIXON IS GOD reveals almost all of his body inexplicably sheared away. THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX implies this could have been what was left of his body after Nixon murdered him... somehow.
  • Driven to Suicide: After Nixon warns him about his three creations going insane, Ed ends up killing himself with his Ray Gun. Although later imagery showing his body seemingly vanishing suggests that Ed did it to free himself of the misery that is being evicted from reality. Subverted in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, where it is revealed that he didn't kill himself; in actuality, Nixon killed him.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After not appearing in the majority of episodes until now, the first sentence in NIXON IS GOD is literally his autopsy report.
  • Fatal Family Photo: A photo of him and his family is briefly shown before he committed suicide. Or rather, as THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX reveals, his murder by Nixon.
  • Just Following Orders: Despite clearly wanting to let Luna speak her piece after landing, he still shoots at her when ordered to by John Glenn. Thankfully for him, Luna recognizes this and spares him, instead directing her wrath at Glenn.
  • Properly Paranoid: Later episodes confirm that his concerns about The Last Son becoming a giant to conquer everyone on Earth were completely justified.
  • Ray Gun: Had one on hand during the Moon landing, and attempts to shoot Luna with it when ordered to by John Glenn. It doesn't work obviously and Luna is merciful enough to direct her anger at Glenn instead of Dwight.
  • Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: In our universe, NASA controversially denied him a position as an astronaut despite years of training and became a sculptor instead. In the Nixonverse, not only was he accepted, but he deservedly became the first man to step on the moon. Played With in the end of THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, the Nixonverse ceases to exist completely and is fictionalized as a comic book in what appears to be our world, where Ed Dwight is not only still a sculptor, but also the artist for the Nixonverse comic.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: It's implied that his warnings about the Last Son led to the U.S. Government becoming increasingly paranoid of him and later subduing him. Unfortunately for Ed, this sets off a chain of events that leads to the Last Son turning into a giant who wants to conquer the Earth thanks to the American government.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His following of John Glenn's orders to shoot Luna leads to her ordering an invasion of Earth that takes the D-Day Knight to fully stop.
  • Weirdness Magnet: All of his appearances so far have depicted him narrating an encounter or, at the very least, giving his remarks about an anomaly. During the Moon Landing, not only did he meet Luna, the Queen of the Lunarians, and watch her evict his co-worker John Glenn from reality, but he also witnessed the Moon God, took a photograph of him, and recorded a conversation they had. He is also seen being personally interviewed about his thoughts on the Last Son, heavily implying that he has met him at some point.

    John Glenn 

John Glenn

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"Ed? What the hell are you waiting for, man? Blast her!"
"CAUSE OF DEATH:"
"due to (or as a consequence of)"
"LUNARIAN ENCOUNTER"
The Commander of the Apollo 11 Mission, who encountered Luna on the surface of the Moon and ordered Ed Dwight to shoot her.
  • Asshole Victim: His "eviction from reality" doesn't sound pleasant, but considering he ordered Ed to shoot a kind being just after said being had just expressed her belief humans are flawed but can be better, it's hard to feel bad for the bastard.
  • Call-Back: The phrase "eviction from reality" first appeared in Season 2's ROCKEFELLERREVELATION, where it was used to describe Rockefeller's fate.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: His "eviction from reality" took sixty three seconds to complete, implying that he was Reduced to Dust in that amount of time.
  • Humans Are Bastards: What is his immediate reaction to an otherworldly being giving him and his comrades a lovely speech about humanity? To order Ed to shoot her, of course!
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the utter weirdness of the Nixonverse, Glenn still manages to end up in space albeit as part of the Apollo 11 mission rather than Project Mercury.
  • Jerkass: What else can you call a guy whose response to a non-hostile entity's speech about how Humans Are Flawed is to prove her wrong in the worst way and order someone to shoot her?
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Him ordering Ed Dwight to shoot Luna, combined with the Apollo 12 mission shooting a Lunarian and taking their eye convinces Luna that Humans Are Bastards and prompts her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Reduced to Dust: Potentially, if his "eviction from reality" was the same as Rockefeller's.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Exists only to show the extent of Luna's powers by unwittingly becoming her victim.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's dead within a few minutes of his appearance and is not mentioned afterward, but his death alerted the Americans to the power of Lunarian anatomy. This would lead to the US transforming the Last Son into "Jesus" using a stolen Lunarian eye. His order for Ed Dwight to shoot Luna also leads to the invasion of the Lunarians once this attack convinces Luna that Humans Are Bastards.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Choosing to shoot an alien life-form armed with what seems to be a magic wand could've ended with him and his men getting killed. Thankfully, Luna rightfully directs her anger at Glenn and evicts him from reality...whatever that entails.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Ordering Ed to shoot at Luna ultimately changes her vision of humanity for the worst and unchains a series of events that eventually leads to the Lunarians invading Earth and the universe being fictionalized.
  • We Come in Peace — Shoot to Kill: The second Luna finishes her speech, he orders Ed Dwight to shoot her. She's completely unaffected by it, and retailates by shooting Glenn with her magic wand.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets "evicted from reality" by Luna in his very first appearance and basically exists just to show what Luna is capable of. He's also the the first named character we see die in the Nixonverse.

    Michael Collins 

Michael Collins

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"My God in Heaven, there's air here!"
The Command Pilot of the Apollo 11 Mission, who was able to witness Luna and her speech, as well as learning that the Moon somehow has a breathable atmosphere.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the multiple differences the Nixonverse's Apollo 11 mission has with our universe's Apollo 11 mission, Michael Collins served as the Command Pilot in both of them.
  • Sole Survivor: Alluded to being the only survivor of the Apollo 11 Mission, since John Glenn was "evicted from reality" and Ed Dwight committed suicide after listening to the Moon God.
  • Weird Moon: Points out that there's breathable air on the Moon. NIXON IS GOD later implies that it is The Moon God/Richard Nixon's doing.

Individuals

    The Driver (SPOILERS UNMARKED) 

James Dean

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The boy stepped outside and saw a dying man crumpled in the wreckage.
"You won, little bastard. You won."
—James Dean
The Nixonverse's version of James Dean, who shares the same fate as his real life counterpart, but inspired and helped create a certain someone in the process.
  • Alternate Self: To the Deanverse's James Dean, who in contrast to him did survive the car crash and went on to become the 37th president of the United States.
  • Cerebus Retcon: His involvement in The Last Son's backstory hits completely different now that we know that the Last Son was an extension of Nixon, a close friend of his Deanverse Alternate Self.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: To the Deanverse's James Dean, who managed to survive the car crash and go on to become U.S. President instead of Nixon.
  • Death by Origin Story: His death leads to the Last Son becoming super-powered and inspired to help those in need.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's briefly heard in THE LAST SON OF ALCATRAZ running a PSA about safe driving. His car crash with a pre-superhero Last Son is also briefly shown.
  • Mythology Gag: "Little Bastard" was the name of James Dean's car in real life.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts, but his death inspiring the Last Son's heroics (and possibly being responsible for giving him the powers) is what sets the plot into motion.
  • Real Event, Fictional Cause: The car crash that killed him was caused by the Last Son.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His death is briefly shown in the very first episode and his real identity is only confirmed in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, but his death inspires the Last Son to take up the role of a superhero to help people. His death is also implied to be what gave Richard Nixon such a cynical overview of the Nixonverse.
  • Wham Shot: After a teenager Last Son unexpectedly crashes into a car, the boy checks on its dying passenger...who looks exactly like a certain someone: James Dean.

Anomalies

    In General 
Much like the Deanverse, the Nixonverse has various strange beings and anomalies that inhabit it. Most of them are implied to have migrated from the Deanverse following its destruction, and look rather humanoid as a result.
  • Ambiguously Evil: The Last Son and the Knight initially started out as this, with Ed Dwight claiming that the Last Son's heroic behavior is sporadic and the Knight having some sort of connection to the previous universe's Greater-Scope Villain, The Horned Serpent. Subverted later on, when it's revealed that both of them are genuine superheroes with heroic motivations (though the Knight is more of an Anti-Hero).
  • Ambiguously Related: The Last Son, the Knight and Luna all have some sort of connection to the anomalies of the Deanverse.
  • Anti-Villain:
    • The Last Son and Luna are of the Woobie variety. Both were willing to help uplift and aid humanity, only to be met with constant violence at their hands. The Last Son more so, since he is repeatedly nuked and brainwashed to be used as a destructive weapon of war. His version of the Horned Serpent is also this, because it is the result of his trauma manifesting in him becoming the Big Bad.
    • Nixon/The Moon God has shades of the Well-intentioned and Woobie variants, since he's a survivor of a nightmarish apocalypse whose creation of the Last Son, The D-Day Knight and Luna was an attempt to establish their morality instead of being out of malice. His killing of Ed Dwight and "fictionalization" of the Nixonverse are also heavily implied to have been motivated by a desire to make sure the Nixonverse does not meet the same fate as his own.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: Subverted. Luna has no problem with ordering the Last Son's abduction and turning him into the Crescent King, while the Knight also has no problem consuming Luna and the Lunarians using "Alcatraz Matter".
  • Beware the Superman: Deconstructed. The Last Son, The Knight, Luna and the Lunarians all started out as benevolent beings who held no ill will towards humanity and even tried to help them. Humanity (the United States in particular) attacking them and causing them to lose their sanity is what turns them evil and makes them lose their sanity.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Averted. Unlike their inspirations, all three of the Nixonverse's trinity lack any insignias or logos on their costumes.
  • Cast of Expies: All of them (except for "Her") heavily resemble DC characters, with the Last Son Of Alcatraz and the D-Day Knight's names being direct references to Superman and Batman.
  • Dimensional Traveller: Survivors of the Great Division that are now inhabiting the Deanverse, who have somehow managed to avoid becoming Cornerfolk and become powerful beings instead. The Knight and Luna both reference Deanverse concepts, with the Knight in particular outright stating that statues contained souls in his world. Zig-Zagged in NIXON IS GOD, where it's revealed that the Nixonverse's trinity are extensions of Nixon, who is an actual refugee of the Deanverse.
  • Eldritch Abomination: By the end of the series, the D-Day Knight and the Last Son have both been turned into unrecognizable monsters. While the Knight manages to somewhat keep his sanity despite being a black blob, the Last Son's trauma and self-loathing turns him into a new version of the Horned Serpent complete with horns.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Unlike the anomalies of the Deanverse, the superhumans of the Nixonverse didn't start out as monsters. It is instead the misdeeds of humanity that turns the Nixonverse trinity evil. The Last Son in particular suffered so much to that point that he became the Horned Serpent.
  • Humanoid Abomination: In contrast with the majority of supernatural anomalies of the Deanverse, they all resemble humans. Justified, since they're most likely human survivors that somehow managed to obtain powers.
  • Tragic Villain:
    • Luna initially started out as a benevolent queen who was willing to welcome humanity to her kingdom. Two violent encounters with humanity that result in Luna getting shot and the death of an innocent Lunarian later, and she fully accepts that Humans Are Bastards.
    • The Last Son was a genuine superhero that wanted to help others, but was brainwashed by both the United States and the Lunarians into becoming their weapon. Upon regaining his sentience both times and realizing that he's responsible for their atrocities, he has a complete mental breakdown and turns into a new version of the Horned Serpent.
  • Out of Focus: Luna and the D-Day Knight pretty much disappear after their titular episodes, while the Last Son takes center stage and plays a much larger role in the story. The D-Day Knight would later return in the aptly-named THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, while Luna is nowhere to be seen (made worse by her subjects, the Lunarians, invading Earth and becoming the main villains) and only reappears during the finale.
    The Last Son of Alcatraz 

The Last Son of Alcatraz/Jesus Christ/The Crescent King

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"I AM NEITHER GOD OR MAN"
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"He was not born the height of a man. He was born much taller. Even as a child, he could stand over us. However, he chooses to be the height of a man. Why? Because he thinks of himself as a man. In war, the man changes size often. Sometimes to protect us. Sometimes to hurt us. Sometimes to scare and humiliate us. I believe one day that man will become a giant to conquer us all."
—Ed Dwight
The Last Son of Alcatraz is a mysterious entity resembling a human man with unearthly powers that inhabits the Nixonverse. He's quite obviously a Superman Substitute with the added power of Size Shifting, who is shown to aid in wars for both sides as he sees fit, claiming that he belongs to no nation. Despite all of this, The Last Son is genuinely a good man with a heart of gold. That all changes when he ends up captured and brainwashed by the USA Government for his unpredictable behavior in war, turning him into a Person of Mass Destruction as an impersonator of Jesus Christ. He'd soon break free of this brainwashing, only to be brainwashed again by the Lunarians.

For tropes applying to his fictionalization, see The Crescent King below.


  • 10-Minute Retirement: After regaining consciousness and realizing what he had been forced to do in Vietnam, he vows to live a peaceful live in the ocean, shapeshifting into his childhood house. This doesn't last long, however, as the Lunarians, believing him to be their prophesized King, force him out of his retirement and disfigure him into the Crescent King.
  • Ambiguously Related: To Virginia and Everett Arnoldson. In THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, it's stated that he had a "Heavenly Dream." Heavenly Dream by James Pastell was the song that played during the credits of WASHINGTONWONDERLAND.
  • And I Must Scream: The defeat of the Lunarians in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX frees him from their control, and his grief upon realizing the atrocities he committed under the Lunarians turns him into a large bipedal monster who barely resembles what he used to be. He's completely aware of this, and constantly cries at not being able to kill himself.
  • The Atoner: After what he was brainwashed into doing in the Vietnam War, he retired to the ocean and became this. Sadly, it didn't last.
  • Beauty to Beast: The Last Son goes from a healthy young man to a gaunt and sickly man as result of his transformation into "Jesus". This is exaggerated once he turns into the Crescent King, as he's basically been turned into a large Eldritch Abomination.
  • Beware the Superman: Ed Dwight comments that during war he would help, hurt or humiliate the United States as he saw fit. While he seems to have been responsible for bringing peace in multiple wars, Ed personally believes that he will eventually become a conqueror. This is subverted during THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST, where he's subdued by the U.S. using nukes and turned into a superweapon.
  • Big Bad Slippage: And it isn't even his fault! A lifetime of being brainwashed and used to harm humanity ever since JESUS IN VIETNAM leaves him as a monstrous being that Molly Avenue identifies as a renewed version of the Horned Serpent.
  • Born as an Adult: Or, at the very least, as the size of an adult. It's debatable if he was actually reborn or if it's merely symbolical. The way his backstory is told in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS states that he was just a regular baby.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST reveals that the Last Son of Alcatraz was brainwashed into becoming an impersonator of Jesus Christ after being transplanted with a Lunarian eye. After a brief retirement in the ocean, he's brainwashed yet again by the Lunarians.
  • Brainwash Residue: Even after regaining sentience, some of his "Jesus" persona is still there, as implied by him becoming a "carpenter" during his retirement.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Averted. Unlike his inspiration, he doesn't have any chest emblema or logo in his costume.
  • The Chosen People: As "Jesus," he made the people of the United States his chosen people, and was willing to destroy anyone that stands in its way.
  • Corrupted Character Copy. Downplayed. While Supes is the Trope Codifier for The Cape who is unquestionably on the side of good, The Last Son has more ambiguous allegiances and supposed connections to the Deanverse’s James Dean. That being said, The Last Son is shown saving lives, lessening casualties during wars and bringing an end to the Korean War, all heroic deeds. This is subverted during THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, where he was revealed to be a genuine hero that wanted to help people.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Vietnam War is implied to have been much shorter than in real life, owing to the fact that his brainwashed self was on the United States' side.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He had a pretty troubled childhood, with his parents blatantly neglecting him and his classmates not treating him any better.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Much like the Knight, he appeared as a completely black silhoutte in old photos prior to JESUS IN VIETNAM. Unlike the Knight however, the Last Son is later revealed to have been a genuine superhero who wanted to help people.
  • Darkseid Duplicate: Darkseid and Jesus are both evil godlike beings who seek to eradicate free will and even intend to use the same method: a Formula for the Unformulable for complete subservience.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: After transforming into the Crescent King, Alice reveals his backstory through radio signals in hopes for him to remember his true identity. The D-Day Knight sadly returns and kills her before this could be possible, though.
  • Dimensional Traveller: After the Deanverse's destruction, he came to the Nixonverse as a Superman-like figure to aid in war.
  • Dramatic Irony: Despite being one of the only beings in the Nixonverse with true free will (or at the very least, considered to be one), he became a brainwashed slave for not one, but two separate factions in order to be weaponized. He is more often than not shown to be in situations where he has no other choice than to comply with his captors. Subverted as of NIXON IS GOD, where it's revealed that he never had any free will at all and that he was always destined to become the Crescent King.
  • Expy: Though introduced before him, chronologically, the Last Son appears to be an Expy of the D-Day Knight: both are shapeshifting, cape-wearing Deanversers who intervened in America's 20th-century wars and are portrayed in photographs as complete silhouettes. In fact, prior to THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, the Knight and the Last Son were assumed to be the same individual who simply acquired new nicknames as the years passed. This is later somewhat justified by NIXON IS GOD, which reveals that both were merely constructs created by the Moon God to test humanity's character.
  • Eye Colour Change: In the "Heavenly Dream" sequence in THE D-DAY KNIGHT, the Last Son obtains Innocent Blue Eyes after awakening his superpowers.
  • Eye Scream: He loses an eye after being hit by multiple nukes. It eventually gets replaced with a Lunarian eye.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Happens to the poor guy three separate times.
    • After being abducted by the United States, his lost eye was replaced by a Lunarian one. This triggered his transformation into a deranged parody of Christ, who was used by the United States to perform a "Sweep And Redeem" of Vietnam.
    • After regaining his sentience, the Last Son became The Atoner and retired to the ocean. This would not last long, as the Lunarians would later find him and turn him into their king. The "Crescent King" would later turn English into a Lost Language.
    • Upon regaining sentience for a second time, the trauma of his previous transformations combined with the deaths of all the Lunarians made the Last Son lose whatever remained of his sanity and get consumed by grief. This grief would eventually manifest in him turning into a renewed version of the Horned Serpent.
  • Fallen Hero: While the Last Son was occasionally shown fighting enemies of the Americans, "Jesus" performed a "Sweep And Redeem" of Vietnam under the U.S., likely ending thousands (if not millions) of lives, while the Last Son actually lessened the number of casualties during the Korean War. And then there's what he does as The Crescent King...
  • Fate Worse than Death: In THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, after the death of every single Lunarian except for him (presumably ending up freed from their mind control), he can't do anything but perpetually cry at such an unfathomable loss and presumably the weight of his own actions, which are even worse than what he had done in Vietnam. At the end of the day, he was the one that grief turned into a monster. A Horned monster.
  • Formula for the Unformulable: Espouses the Peace Equation to justify his Moral Myopia.
    OUR FREEDOM > YOUR FREEDOM
    OUR CHRIST > YOUR CHRIST
    = WORLD PEACE
  • Flying Brick: Comes with being a Superman Substitute. He's seen flying, sizeshifting, and even lifting a bomb mid-air and taking a tank blast to the face. His two greatest feats thus far are surviving the Great Division itself and taking multiple nukes, sufficient to practically destroy the entirety of Alaska, to the face and surviving with most of his body intact.
  • Good All Along: We learn in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS that he was a genuine hero whose goal was to help people after gaining super powers.
  • God Guise: After being brainwashed by the USA Government, he's brainwashed into believing he's Jesus Christ himself.
  • The Heavy: His brainwashed self has constantly served as a xenophobic conquerer's Walking Weapon.
    • As "Jesus," he was the United States Military's weapon of mass destruction during the Vietnam War where he performed a "Sweep And Redeem" on its people and unleashed napalm on them.
    • As The Crescent King, he would aid the Lunarians in their erasure of Human language.
  • Historical Domain Superperson: Possibly. Candidates for the Last Son's identity include Richard Nixon, Kirk Alyn (the first actor to ever play a live action Superman), or Donald Turnupseed (the man who caused the car crash that killed James Dean in the first place). Although given how none of their childhood houses share any similarities with the one seen in SEA OF THE LAST SON, it's likely that he's an entirely new character.
  • Home Base: He set up his own fortress in Alaska, clearly based on the Fortress of Solitude. The United States government nuked it to smithereens along with the rest of Alaska. Later on, he builds (or rather, becomes) a new home in the ocean.
  • Horrifying the Horror: As the Crescent King, he terrifies even the all-powerful Nixon.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Ed Dwight claims that he is not human, but decides to willingly fit in because he perceives himself as such.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Given that he's a "son of Alcatraz," he's more than likely not fully human.
  • I Am a Monster: Being freed from brainwashing a second time and realizing that he's complacent in the Lunarians' atrocities does a number on whatever is left of his sanity, and this realization transforms him into a monstrous abomination who can only weep at his cruel life.
  • I Am Who?: Originally, he isn't even aware of his true origin of being created by Nixon, and believes himself to be as human as anyone else. It also isn't until he kills James Dean that he even awakens his powers.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: He loses his will to live in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX as a result of turning into a monster driven by grief and his Trauma Conga Line in general. Unfortunately for him, he's functionally immortal and unable to physically kill himself. Totally aware of this, he constantly weeps at being alive.
  • Last of His Kind: He is one of the few survivors of the Deanverse's destruction. The only other known survivors being The D-Day Knight and the Queen of the Lunarians. And as it turns out, Richard Nixon, who they're all descended from.
  • Legacy Character: After breaking free of the Lunarian mind control, the Last Son completely loses all will to live, yet being unable to put himself out of his misery. He loses his mind completely and shapeshifts into what Molly describes as "The Horned Serpent." Not only filling a similar role to his predecessor, but also "becoming" him.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Played literally. The United States Government quite literally changed one of his eyes with a Lunarian eye to succesfully brainwash him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Understandably becomes a bit horrified after comprehending the terrors he committed in Vietnam, leading him to flee to his home in Dark Alaska and settle down... as a House in the Ocean.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Originally being a seemingly normal kid with a heavy need to help those around him, he becomes super-powered after a car accident. Inspired by the man he had accidentally killed, he would go on to become a superheroic figure to aid in war, only to be used and brainwashed multiple times by many different factions to use him as a Person of Mass Destruction.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: While he was admittedly a Wild Card during the entire war, how does the Government thank him after he saved countless of lives and brought the Korean War to an end? Why, by nuking him, kidnapping him, and brainwashing him to use him as a weapon of war, of course!
  • Person of Mass Destruction: As Jesus, he performs a "Sweep and Redeem" of Vietnam. It is unclear what this involves, but he can be seen unleashing large plumes of fire in one image. He "saves" Vietnam at the cost of potentially millions of its people.
  • Saying Too Much: Implied to have happened in SEA OF THE LAST SON. When the Lunarians ask him about what he is now - after his retirement - he replies that he is "Neither man or god," which possibly further convinces the Lunarians that they're dealing with their prophetized King, as it was said that those who were chosen by "Her" were beyond regular people and on their way to become gods.
    "Your powers are more similar to a Lunarian King than a man."
  • Screw Destiny: Assumingly, he should be able to also bend fate due to the destruction of the Deanverse.
  • Series Continuity Error: The Last Son of Alcatraz is said to have gained his superpowers following a certain car accident which took place in 1955. However, the Last Son was an active participant in The Korean War, which ended in 1953, at least 2 years before he supposedly gained his superpowers.
  • Sole Survivor: The only one on the Lunarian side to escape the Knight's "Alcatraz Checkmate".
  • Shapeshifter: Although not using them on screen, he has the ability to shapeshift, which he mainly uses to change his size. It's likely that he does it to invoke Power Misidentification. In SEA OF THE LAST SON, he becomes a replica of his own childhood house in the middle of the Ocean after realizing what he had done in Vietnam. And in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, during his mental breakdown, he turns into what is described as The Horned Serpent itself.
  • Shout-Out: His title, "The Last Son of Alcatraz," is a clear reference to Last Son of Krypton.
  • Sizeshifter: As an extension of his Shapeshifting powers, the Last Son is able to change his size at will, mainly to grow. Ed Dwight even claims that because of these powers he wasn't born the size of a man, and that he could tower over the average human as a child.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: As is regular for an Expy of Superman, the Last Son is always seen sporting a long cape.
  • Superman Substitute: A very obvious Expy of Superman, to the point where the video uses the audio from the old The Adventures of Superman Radio Show when describing him. THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST reveals that he even has his own Fortress Of Solitude in Alaska. Well, had.
  • Tragic Monster: Had shades of this as "Jesus" and The Crescent King, since he was a well-meaning superhero brainwashed by evil empires and forced to do their bidding. He then firmly became this in the series finale, turning into a horrific abomination due to his horrid and tragic life.
  • Tragic Villain: Having been abducted by the Lunarians (after he already became The Atoner for the actions he was brainwashed into taking during the Vietnam War) and forced to become the king from their prophecy. The grief over his Trauma Conga Line eventually led him to devolve into a broken, large gargantuan heap, with his crescent head becoming horns.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: The Last Son is later known by a different name: Jesus Christ. Even later, he goes by yet another name, The Crescent King.
  • Was Once a Man: Was once a normal boy whose dream in life was to help other people. He got his wish, for better or for worse.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Last Son plays a huge (no pun intended) role in the Nixonverse, and his later actions end up having lasting effects on the entire universe at large.
  • Wild Card: Seems to be this, as he's fought both for and against the U.S. Military during the Korean War. He makes this pretty clear to the Lunarian Cloud Ship.
    "I BELONG TO NO NATION."
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A lifetime of being attacked, brainwashed and used as a weapon by genocidal empires makes him finally snap in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX.
  • You No Take Candle: Played For Horror. Under the guidance of the Lunarians, The Crescent King mangled the English language into barely legible world salad in a bid to replace it with its own.

    The D-Day Knight 

The D-Day Knight

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"The ten million men who were drafted for World War II had no free will, and the men that day who landed in the water had nowhere to go but forward. The atoms of these men led them all to a moment of almost certain death. That all changed with The Knight."
—Alice Avenue

An entity similar to the Last Son in terms of powers and appearance, the D-Day Knight is the (despite his powers...) Batman Parody of the Nixonverse, serving as an Horrifying Hero during the times of World War 2, notoriously saving countless lives in D-Day and bringing hope into the hearts of those in need with his supernatural powers and his ability to presumably Screw Destiny. The Knight is later revealed to be an extension of the Moon God, Richard Nixon.


  • The Assimilator: THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX has the Knight emulate his semi-progenitor of Alcatraz by spreading out across the entire country, as Alcatraz once did, consuming every last Lunarian in its wake.
  • Accidental Murder: D-DAY KNIGHTFALL reveals that he didn't intend to murder Alice Avenue, but that he "lost his temper."
  • Ambiguously Evil: While he did save countless people during D-Day, the Knight has an air of mystery to him which connects him to the Horned Serpent. In THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, he also shows up just in time to kill Alice Avenue. Although in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL he admits that the kill was completely accidental, and that he had just lost his temper.
  • And I Must Scream: His grief renders him as a black blob that is still very much alive and aware of his fate. If Luna is to believed, he's also deaf and speechless in this state. Doesn't stop him from pulling an Alcatraz Checkmate on the Lunarians though.
  • Anti-Hero: Of the unscrupulous variant. The D-Day Knight, despite his wearing of a deformed human skull during D-Day and connections to the Horned Serpent, saved countless people during D-Day which he's implied to have done out of a genuine desire to do good. Despite killing Alice Avenue in a fit of rage, the Knight later sticks around to fight the Lunarian invaders and admits that he only did it by accident. Despite being turned into an unrecognizable monster by the end of THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS, he still keeps his heroism and rejects Luna's offer to join her kingdom. His utter destruction of the Lunarians, while horrifiying, is a good thing that results in the language being restored.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Ironically serves as such to the Last Son despite being his predecessor. Unlike the Last Son (who's revealed to have been a genuine hero), he's a Horrifying Hero who wears The Horned Serpent's skull in battle (possibly to strike fear in the hearts of the enemy). He's also revealed to have a pretty bad temper, enough to murder Alice Avenue in a fit of rage. And then there's the reveal that he's a chunk of Alcatraz matter who is nonetheless on the side of good.
  • Badass Boast: When the Lunarians attempt to recruit him as prince in a similar vein as the Last Son, he rejects them immediately and kills the entire Lunarian race.
    "THIER IS NO PROFESY. THIER IS ONLEE ME."
  • Bad Powers, Good People: "Good people" is a bit of a strech, but the D-Day Knight is shown in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX to have the assimilation powers of Alcatraz. Despite this, he only uses this power to wipe out the Lunarians and restore the English language.
  • Batman Parody: While his powerset is more in line with Superman, it's clear that he's supposed to be a reference to Batman. Most of the titles of the episodes he appears in are clear references to Batman stories, as well as The Knight being the original super-hero in the Nixonverse is a reference to how, in some DC Comics media, Batman was one of the first costumed vigilantes and inspired Superman. Not to mention the usage of a horns in his original costume, which are reminiscent of Batman's iconic cowl.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS. Despite Alice saying that The Knight's return is their next best hope if the Last Son does not come to his senses, the Knight immediately kills her soon after his return.
  • The Bus Came Back: After mostly being absent from the narrative since his debut episode, he returns in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS to kill Alice Avenue.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: He comes back in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS not to save humanity and drive back the Lunarians, but to murder Alice Avenue for "sharing secrets." This is subverted in the very next episode, where it's revealed that the Knight murdered Alice by accident. The Knight then stays to combat the Lunrians, though it's mostly ineffectual until he uses Alcatraz's power in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX.
  • Chess Motifs: When speaking with Luna, both are represented with their respective chess pieces: the Knight and the Queen. Much like the Knight in Chess, the D-Day Knight does an unpredictable move that drastically changes the balance of power.
  • Civvie Spandex: In the small drawing of him seen at the end of NIXON IS GOD, he's shown wearing a coat instead of a superhero-like costume. Downplayed in that he also wears a cape in the very same drawing.
  • Cool Helmet: He once wore a deformed human skull with horns as a helmet prior to losing it in D-Day. Later on, he temporarily used The Alice Avenue memorial statue's head as a helmet as well, before throwing it away one day later.
  • Creepy Souvenir: As stated above, he somehow kept the Horned Serpent's skull as a trophy and used it as a helmet before it got blasted away.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one of these to the Lunarians after they attempt to recruit them into their kingdom as prince, destroying Lunarians bodies and cloud ships in just a few seconds.
  • Dark Is Evil: While he is Ambiguously Evil, he does indeed appear as completely black in every single silhouette seen of him thus so far.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Yet another refugee of the Deanverse's destruction, who became a super-hero after gaining superpowers. He uses his knowledge from the Deanverse to determine that Alice Avenue lives through her own statue, or even that he put her in there.
    "IN MY WURLD, STATUUƎS HƎLLD SOLƎS."
  • Expy: Inverted. The Last Son is an expy of him since the D-Day Knight came first. They are both Great Division survivors that use their new-found powers to intervene in American wars.
  • Eye Colour Change: Implied. In a similar vein to the Last Son, he has Innocent Blue Eyes in the cover for Night and Day.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Subverted. Although THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS shows him murdering Alice Avenue for revealing the secrets of the superpowered, he is clearly remorseful from doing so in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL, even admitting that he didn't mean to hurt her, and that he had only lost his temper.
  • Face–Monster Turn: In D-DAY KNIGHTFALL, he turns into a barely recognizable black blob by the end of the video. It's implied to be the result of grief stemming from his realization that he truly murdered Alice Avenue. Downplayed in that he didn't actually turn to the side of evil, but became way more reckless and willing to use crueler strategies to beat the Lunarians.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: In THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, when he "checkmates" Luna, you can hear Alcatraz's Leitmotif mere seconds before The Reveal that he's a chunk of Alcatraz Matter.
  • Flying Brick: Much like the Last Son. He's said to have deflected bullets, destroyed anti-aircraft guns and lifted men out of harm's way.
  • Guilt-Free Extermination War: For a given measure of "war," anyway. His "Alcatraz Checkmate" of the Lunarians completely wipes out their entire race, with only their king being left alive.
  • Handicapped Badass: Losing all of his senses by the time of THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX doesn't stop him from unleashing his full power as The Assimilator and wiping out the Lunarians once they attempt to convince them to join their side.
  • Historical Domain Superperson: The beginning of D-DAY KNIGHTFALL heavily implies that he's none other than the Deanverse's Frank Sinatra. NIXON IS GOD reveals that he's an extension of Nixon, meaning that he might just be a recreation of the singer.
  • Horrifying Hero: How else can you describe a powerful entity who wore a deformed human skull as a helmet? Even more so after we find out the truth about him. A chunk of The Assimilator turned heroic, but with all the baggage of being an all-consuming and all-replacing form of matter and seemingly struggling to hold it back the whole time, if not completely unaware of it.
  • Humanoid Abomination: His powers are already strange as is, and combined with his odd outlook and behavior and particular immunity to fate the D-Day Knight seems odd even for a superhero. And then it's revealed he was, essentially, Alcatraz matter trying its best to imitate a human and making several missteps along the way until grief and rage made it drop the act.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: His text in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX is colored red, and it is in this epsiode that he single-handedly defeats the Lunarians using Alcatraz matter.
  • Leitmotif: A slowed down version of Night and Day by Frank Sinatra plays at the beginning of both D-DAY KNIGHTFALL and THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX.
  • Literal Metaphor: His grief at the realization that Alice Avenue is truly dead literally turns him into a monster.
  • Manchild: Possibly implied by his child-like handwriting and his Accidental Murder of Alice Avenue because he, in his own words, "lost his temper" because of her sharing secrets.
  • I Am a Monster: The Knight undergoes a monstrous transformation in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL, apparently from the realization that Alice Avenue's memorial statue does not contain her soul.
  • The Illegible: The "letter" he writes to the World Nightly in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL looks like it was scrawled on a paper by a child, not helped by the Curse of Babel the Lunarians put on him.
  • Immune to Fate: Alice Avenue suggests that, because of the Deanverse's destruction, he can fight destiny and save the lives of those who were "fated" to die. Even when it's revealed that Nixon laid out a said path for him, he immediately disregards that by rejecting his fate as a Lunarian prince and upending the entirety of the Lunarians' prophecy through wiping them out.
  • Irony: Despite being the Batman Parody of the Nixonverse, he has very little in common with the Caped Crusader in terms of personality. He's evidently not very intelligent, with his handwriting in particular being poor. His temper is also pretty bad, enough for him to murder somebody in a fit of rage. Batman on the hand, is known for being smart enough to be the Trope Namer of Batman Gambit and for being The Stoic.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: By virtue of being less of a person, and more an all-consuming, all-assimilating Genius Loci masquerading as a (super)human being. Once the mask comes off and it just stops caring about trying to be human, the entire Lunarian civilization is swallowed by the mass in a matter of moments, completely destroyed when the rest of the USA could do nothing against them.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Unleashes one right before spreading across the entire United States and annihilating the Lunarian race:
    THIER IS NO PROFESY, THEIR IS ONLEE ME
  • Precursor Heroes: He's seen fighting in D-Day long before the Last Son even got his powers.
  • Screw Destiny: Alice Avenue suggests that if Determinism is true and everyone has a set endpoint, then the Knight flies in the face of that, being able to challenge destiny and save people who were "supposed" to die. Subverted in NIXON IS GOD, where we find out that he was following a set path all this time. Then double subverted in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, where he rejects his purported fate as the Prince of the Lunarians, and destroys them instead.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title he's given during WW2, "The D-Day Knight," is in reference to The Dark Knight.
    • The title of every episode he appears in are references to renown Batman comics. THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS is a reference to The Dark Knight Returns, and D-DAY KNIGHTFALL is a reference to Batman: Knightfall.
    • His appearance in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS when he throws Alice Avenue off the Chrysler Building calls to mind King Kong.
    • The reveal in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL that the Knight may have once been Frank Sinatra shows the singer sporting a hair curl evocative of Superman's trademark hairdo.
  • Sizeshifter: He seemingly possesses this power much like the Last Son, given how his appearance in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS shows him to be big enough to stand atop the Chrysler Building akin to King Kong.
  • Stylistic Suck: The "letter" he sends to the World Nightly is riddled with spelling errors and is written in poor handwriting. Justified in the spelling errors, as the English language was under a Curse of Babel during the time he sent the letter, but it still doesn't justify the poor handwriting.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Alcatraz's music from ALCATRAZATTACK faintly plays prior to his rejection of becoming a Lunarian prince, and said music is played at full volume when he utterly decimates the Lunarians with an Alcatraz Checkmate.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Subverted. The D-Day Knight and the Last Son, long thought to be the same superhero that just changed aliases over the years, are revealed in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS to be two different characters despite their abilities being near-identical.
    Luna 

Luna

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"There's a great division coming about on this planet."
"And those who are beautiful enough - I don't mean physically but something beyond that - they will have the chance to learn how to fly, to be beautiful, to rise above the level of the normal human - to be superior beings first and eventually gods and goddesses."
—Luna
The Queen of the Lunarians, who gives the three astronauts of the Nixonverse's Moon landing a long and deep speech about the beauties and flaws of mankind. She's (depending on who you ask) the Wonder Woman Wannabe of the Nixonverse.
  • Ambiguously Evil: A given, since we've only seen Luna once so far. Did she order the Lunarians to abduct the Last Son and turn him into her king? Did she also order their current invasion of Earth? Are the Lunarians somehow acting indpendently of her? The only clue we get from Nixon is him claiming that she will "go mad" like the rest. THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX reveals that she didn't start out evil, but her deadly interactions with the humans of the Nixonverse had driven her to villainy.
  • Ambiguously Related: To the Air Force One Angel, both being former humans seemingly made out of sheer light who have the ability to "evict" people from reality.
  • Back for the Finale: After not appearing since her titular episode, she returns in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX to convince the Knight into becoming her prince.
  • Chess Motifs: When speaking with the D-Day Knight, both are represented with their respective chess pieces: the Knight and the Queen.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Arguably, of Wonder Woman. Both are superpowered royalty who encounter humanity by accident. Both also learn the cruelty of the humans first-hand, but react to it very differently. Whereas Diana believes that there is good in mankind (though Steve Trevor played a hand in that) and that their agression can be downplayed, two Moon encounters gone wrong have totally convinced Luna that humanity's peace is "built on inequality" and that they deserve to be invaded and subjugated.
  • Cosmic Motifs: Not only is she literally named after the moon, but if the drawing at the end of NIXON IS GOD is to be trusted, she also has crescent moon earrings and forehead tattoo.
  • Dimensional Traveller: She's implied to also be a survivor from the Deanverse, being aware of the Great Division and the process that turned the Last Son and the Knight into a super-humans.
  • Eaten Alive: The first victim of the Knight's "Alcatraz Checkmate", which involves being consumed whole by Alcatraz matter.
  • The Ghost: Pretty much disappears after QUEEN OF THE LUNARIANS, and is never seen on-creen for majority of the Nixonverse despite playing a large role in it.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Downplayed when compared to Nixon, but Luna is responsible for a number of events in the series. She had the Lunarians kidnap the Last Son and turn him into her king, ordered the Lunarians to invade earth that results in the events of THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS and D-DAY KNIGHTFALL and unwittingly revealed the magical Lunarian anatomy to the United States. Despite this, she only appears in two episodes (one of them being the series finale).
  • Historical Domain Superperson: It's heavily implied that she's a superpowered Donyale Luna. First off, the words the American astronauts (who are supermodels in our universe, the same as Donyale) use in the beginning to describe her were once used to describe Donyale. Furthermore, her entire speech to the first men on the Moon is taken directly from an interview with Donyale. NIXON IS GOD reveals that she's an extension of Nixon, meaning that she's likely a recreation of Donyale and not an Alternate Self.
  • Humans Are Flawed: The speech she gives the astronauts is half about making this point, saying that many will die because they refuse to change, but those who can change will have the opportunity to become greater than human. Fittingly, she's shot once she finishes it. After she's proven wrong not once, but twice in both moon missions, Luna adapts a Humans Are Bastards vision, fully understanding that the human's definition of peace is built on inequality.
  • Light Is Not Good: Appears as a completely white being with a female outline in pictures taken of her. After the QUEEN OF THE LUNARIANS, she completely turns on humanity and orders the decimation of their language through her kidnapped king.
  • Lunarians: Yeah. The Queen of the Lunarians is a Lunarian. Crazy, I know.
  • Magic Wand: The object she used to evict John Glenn from reality is referred to as such. She is also seen wielding it in some pictures.
  • Motive Rant: The first half of her speech to the D-Day Knight has Luna justify the destruction of the English language by saying that humanity's peace is built on inequality, and the United States' Peace Equation is a blatant example of that.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Despite the Lunarian invasion being her doing, she doesn't personally engage in any of their atrocities unlike the brainwashed Crescent King. She only arrives on Earth in the finale to persuade the Knight into becoming a Lunarian prince, and is instantly consumed by his Alctraz matter without putting up so much as a fight.
  • Pet the Dog: Doesn't harm Ed Dwight, the man who shot her, but instead evicts the man who gave that order, John Glenn, from reality.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: In THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST, the Lunarian Eye is represented with the same icon as the tip of her Magic Wand, implying that it's powered by an eye.
  • Shooting Superman: Ed Dwight attempts this, with a Ray Gun no less, after she finishes her speech. It's as ineffectual as it would have been against the Knight or the Last Son.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Who would have guessed that the Queen of the Lunarians would be literally called Luna?
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: When the Apollo 11 mission lands on the Moon, she was more than willing to welcome them and treat them as equals. However, when Ed Dwight shoots her on the orders of John Glenn, she ends up turning against humanity and allows the Lunarians to brainwash the Last Son into becoming the Crescent King and ends up mangling the English language in America.
  • Villain Has a Point: She's not exactly wrong in her assessment that human peace is built on inequality, and that the United States' "peace equation" is a blatant example of that.
  • We Can Rule Together: Attempts to convince the Knight to join her and the Lunarians as their Prince. He decides to reject the offer with destructive results.
  • Wonder Woman Wannabe: She's debatably this.
    • Both are monarchs in their colonies, which are composed by human-like beings created/given the blessing of gods, the Amazons and the Olympian Gods in Wonder Woman's case and the Lunarians and presumably "Her" in Luna's case.
    • Said colonies were discovered by accident during a flight, Steven Trevor's plane crash and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing respectively.
    • Both have last names that relate to their role, PrinceNote  and LunaNote  respectively.
    • The two prior episodes introduced a Superman Substitute and a Batman Parody respectively, two of the three members of DC's Trinity, it is only natural that the next anomaly to be introduced would be a Wonder Woman Wannabe.
    Lunarians 

The Lunarians

"Foolish. Our prophecy is set. You will sit on the throne that is rightfully yours."
—The Lunarians
An enigmatic race of human-like creatures living on the Moon.
  • Alien Abduction: SEA OF THE LAST SON has them abduct and coerce The Last Son into becoming their new king.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: From their abduction and forced crowning of the Last Son, to them forcefully destroying all human language and performing mass lobotomies in order to enforce their own upon the Earth, the Lunarians certainly win no favors when it comes to how they act.
  • Alien Invasion: They seem to be performing a particularly subtle version, by destroying human language and replacing it with their own.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Everytime we see them, they're speaking fluent English. Possibly justified, given that they're implied to be former humans.
    • Subverted later on. After the Last Son became the Crescent King, they began to slowly destroy the English language and built schools to teach Americans the Lunarian language.
  • Asshole Victim: It's implied by the return of the English language in later videos that they were decimated by Nixon along with The Crescent King. Then THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX reveals Alcatraz matter essentially ate them alive aside from the King. Given that their crimes up to that point included language erasure, abduction, brainwashing and mass lobotomies, it's no question that they absolutely deserved it.
  • Bait-and-Switch Compassion: Their attempts to comfort the Last Son about his atrocities in Vietnam turn out to be nothing but a twisted way to convince him into becoming their king.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Their belief in fate is as strong as the US Government's, going as far as forcing the Last Son into becoming their new king because "[he] might be the king in [their] prophecy."
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: THE MISSING EYE OF JESUS CHRIST describes their anatomy to have "magical" properties. Later on, a Lunarian eye is used to brainwash the Son into becoming an impersonator of Jesus.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Arguably, of the Amazons from Wonder Woman. They are both human-like creatures who initially live undisturbed in complete isolation from humanity that have a queen as their ruler.Unlike the Amazons who are compassionate beings despite their distrust of humanity, the Lunarians are shown to be xenophobic conquerers who think lowly of humanity. Whereas the Amazons want to use their advanced technology to spread peace throughout the Earth, the Lunarians use it to turn the Superman Substitute into a monster and erase all human languages.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Their demise is not pretty. The D-Day Knight uses Alcatraz Matter to basically eat them alive, all in a few seconds. The ones in the cloud ships aren't lucky either, with the ships being completely destroyed with them still on the ships.
  • Curse of Babel: Their plan for Earth starts with a variation on this, although instead of creating multiple languages out of one they are erasing all languages other than their own.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The Lunarians disallowing humanity to use their own languages and replacing them with their own through the usage of schools is a clear parallel to cultural erasure.
  • Eaten Alive: Their ultimate fate in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX, being quickly consumed by the Knight's Alcatraz matter.
  • Evil Versus Evil: We have the Lunarians, a race of xenophobic aliens who want to conquer Earth and who turn the Last Son into their weapon. They are fighting against the United States of America, a xenophobic nation that used the Last Son to perform a "Sweep And Redeem" of Vietnam that also wants to conquer the Earth. The only difference between the two is that the Lunarians use mass lobotomies and language erasure while the United States just uses nukes and other weapons of war.
  • Eye Scream: In the Apollo 12 mission, one of them is shot by an astronaut and gets their eye gouged out and stolen by the U.S. government. Luna sees this as an act of war and starts a full on invasion on Earth.
  • Faux Affably Evil: They presented themselves to the Last Son with a friendly and concerned demeanor, and even tried to comfort him for what he had done in Vietnam. Their masquerade quickly falls as the Last Son denies joining their kingdom and becoming their new king.
  • Foreshadowing: The English used in the descriptions of THE D-DAY KNIGHT and NIXON IS GOD is completely normal, despite the Lunarians ostensibly trying to erase it and succeeding prior to this. As it turns out, this is because were wiped out by the Knight.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: They have a ship that can pass off as a mere cloud.
  • Human Aliens: If Luna's appearance is any indication, the Lunarians heavily resemble people. Justified, given the implications that they are former humans.
  • Invincible Villain: Humanity as a whole is powerless to stop them from destroying the English language and conducting mass lobotomies. Even the D-Day Knight is shown to be unable to repel their invasion at first. It takes a full show of power from him to actually put an end to their threat, and a horrifying power at that.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After brainwashing the Last Son and turning him into their king and wrecking havoc on the earth for God knows how long, they finally get their comeuppance in THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX where they are completely wiped out by the Knight.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Their slow destruction of the English language is terrifying, but their main victim so far is the United States. The same United States that attempted to shoot their queen during first contact, nuked Alaska, brainwashed the Last Son, forced the Last Son to do a "Sweep And Redeem" of Vietnam, and spread The House In The Ocean as a way to cover up the Last Son's transformation into The Crescent King.
  • Light Is Not Good: The cloud ship which they use is completely white, but they're a bunch of invading aliens who erase the human language and turn New York City into a hellhole. Said cloud ship is even used to perform mass lobotomies.
  • Lunarians: A bunch of vaguely human-like beings who live on the Moon. Yup, they're Lunarians alright.
  • Lobotomy: Their Cloud Ship is able to conduct an electrical brain surgery on civilians and super-powered beings alike, as shown in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL.
  • Mirror Character: Ironically enough, to the United States of America. Both are xenophobic and genocidal maniacs who believe in fate, often to an insane degree. They have both used and transformed the Last Son for their own sinister ends. They both have aspirations to take over the Earth and are more than willing to destroy thousands of lives in order to achieve that goal. The only difference between them is that the Lunarians are more subtle in their invasion and act Faux Affably Evil while the US is anything but subtle (they did glass Alaska after all) and spread propaganda that doesn't hide their bad intentions.
  • Short-Lived Aerial Escape: The Lunarians piloting the cloud ships are not safe from the Knight's "Alcatraz Checkmate", and are destroyed along with their ships.
  • Uncertain Doom: The English Language appears to return to normal in D-DAY KNIGHTFALL, implying that something probably happened to them. THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX confirms that this is the result of them being killed by the D-Day Knight.
  • Vichy Earth: As of D-DAY KNIGHTFALL, they seem to have had the run of Earth for quite some time, long enough for Alice Avenue to have had a memorial statue built to her. They've also moved up from language erasure to mass lobotomies.
  • Was Once a Man: Possibly. Luna, the Queen of the Lunarians, is implied to be Donyale Luna, a human supermodel. Later on, it is shown how the Lunarians abducted the Last Son to make him become their king.
    The Moon God 

The Moon God/Richard Nixon

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"But they will go mad, each in their own way. Your world is not kind to them. Your world will never be kind."
Click here to see him before the Nixonverse 

"Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."
—Matthew 6:9-13
A strange entity photographed on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 Mission that heavily resembles a certain Richard Nixon. Unlike the other Nixonverse entities however, he's either an expy of the Abrahamic God or Doctor Manhattan rather than any Justice League character.
  • Alien Non-Interference Clause: He could have interfered all this time, he certainly has the power to. But he chooses not to, as he perceives that interacting with humanity will only result in more chaos.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Despite being incredibly powerful, Nixon chooses not to intervene in any of the Nixonverse's conflicts due to his distrust of humanity. The sole exception to that is The Crescent King, who even he views as a threat to the universe.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: NIXON IS GOD implies that he views the Crescent King to be this for him.
  • And I Must Scream: Heavily downplayed. Nixon is basically stuck on the barren Moon without any of his friends or family and without any of the human luxuries he had back in the Deanverse (including racing) , but he doesn't seem to mind this due to wanting to stay as far from humanity as possible.
  • Antagonist Title: The Nixonverse is named after him.
  • Anti-Villain: Seems to be a Well-Intentioned Extremist. Nixon only created his three "extensions" so that he can see if humanity will accept him or not, and even then he most likely wanted them to benevolent. The cruelty of the Nixonverse to his creations has turned them into insane monsters, which has disillusioned him from interacting with humanity.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologises to Ed Dwight before he murders him, as THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX reveals.
  • Ascended Extra: Goes from an unsuccessful presidential candidate and Dean's friend in the Deanverse to being the literal God and namesake of the Nixonverse.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Yeah sure, he's pretty far from human now, but Nixon is a bit of a hypocrite for chiding humanity's lack of kindness despite formerly being a human.
  • The Bus Came Back: After not being mentioned since DEANDISASTER, the Deanverse's Nixon is revealed to have survived the Great Division by splitting from the Horned Serpent and has become the God on the Moon as the progenitor of the Last Son, the Knight, and the Queen.
  • Composite Character: Seems to be an Expy of two different versions of Doctor Manhattan. His original appearance in Watchmen and his appearance in Doomsday Clock. His similarities with the original Doctor are described in the entry for Expy below, but as for the Doomsday Clock Doctor, both are depicted as god-like beings from an alternate universe (and, in a Meta Example, they're both from different stories) that have come to a new universe to reshape it. Manhattan with the Post-Flashpoint timeline, and Nixon with the Nixonverse after the alterations that Immune to Fate creations made. These two are also forced to destroy the timeline that they created by interfering, resulting in a timeline that the viewer is more familiar with.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Surviving the Great Division and choosing to live on the Moon for many years while watching his extensions be slowly turned insane by the humans of the Nixonverse has taken a toll on his idealism. This has left him with quite a dim view of humanity, not helped by the death of his best friend's Alternate Self.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Previously a normal human who unsuccessfully ran against President Dean and became his best friend, surviving the Great Division gave him otherworldly powers.
  • Dimensional Traveller: He's the Deanverse's Nixon after being imbued with powers during the Great Division.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His first appearance was in JESUS IN VIETNAM as a still picture, but he didn't play a major role until NIXON IS GOD. NIXON IS GOD also reveals that he was the thing that was shown to leave the Horned Serpent in the very first episode of the Nixonverse, and not only that but that he is the Deanverse's Nixon, meaning that we've heard from him since DEANDEMOCRACY.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: His "fictionalization" of the world basically ends the Nixonverse and overwrites it with a new reality. Despite this, he does it without bloodshed and it is still preserved in some sort through a comic book.
  • Expy:
    • The Moon God heavily resembles the Biblical God in a few aspects. Both of them live above the Earth, with God living in Heaven while Richard Nixon lives on the Moon. Both of them sent their "children" to "test" humanity, and their children end up meeting some horrific fates thanks to humanity.
    • He also has obvious inspiration from Doctor Manhattan as well. A powerful, formerly human entity likened to being God, who ultimately becomes disillusioned with humanity and resigns himself to live away from them on another celestial body in the solar system. This also applies for his abilities, as there's limited Reality Warping and Precognition in both of their arsenal. The image for NIXON IS GOD of him sitting on a moon rock is even similar to a panel of Manhattan sitting on Mars.
  • Foil:
    • To the Deanverse's James Dean. Dean was regarded as Satan despite his clearly good deeds and having improved his world overall after both of his terms, whereas Nixon is regarded as "God" despite being more morally ambiguous and having released not one, but three threats to the universe in the form of the Last Son, the Knight and the Queen. Additionally, while Dean is more than likely powerless but wins people over through his charisma, Nixon is seemingly all-powerful but elects to stay on the Moon out of the prospect of mankind hating him. There's also the very noticeable fact that they both are the namesakes of the universes they changed the most, the Deanverse and the Nixonverse.
    • To the Horned Serpent, both being actual historical figures from the past who have served as presidents, imbued with god-like abilities and reshaping the universe as they see fit. But whereas George Washington ended up being deformed and went completely insane after his transformation into the Horned Serpent, he's still the implied mastermind behind most of the events of the Deanverse, meanwhile Nixon remains in a humanoid form and is pretty much still sane, but it's clear that he never had a plan for his three extensions and the destruction that they have caused was a side effect of human intervention.
  • Friendly Rival: With President James Dean, who he raced cars with in DEANDEMOCRACY despite being his presidential opponent. By the time of DEANDISASTER, they've become close friends.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Much like the Horned Serpent he separated from, Nixon serves as this for the entire Nixonverse. He's responsible for the creation of the Last Son, The D-Day Knight and Luna in order to "test" humanity. Downplayed in that all three were supposed to be benevolent, but the cruel actions of humanity had driven them to villainy.
  • Genre Savvy: Knew that stepping foot on an alternate Earth was a bad idea. He instead had the Last Son and The Knight visit Earth in his steed. He's later proven right.
  • God Is Evil: Played with. Nixon doesn't seem to be inherently malevolent, but his extensions eventually all lost their sanity and became a menace to humanity all in different ways, though Nixon does try to warn Ed Dwight about it, resulting in Ed killing himself. However, it is later revealed that Nixon actually murdered Ed Dwight, though he did apologize before doing so.
  • Graceful Loser: Upon losing the election to James Dean by a landslide, he accepted the president-elect's offer to go race-car driving.
  • The Hermit: The loss of his extensions' sanity has convinced him that he cannot risk stepping foot on Earth either and that he's content to live in isolation on the Moon instead.
  • Heroic Neutral: "Heroic" is a bit of a stretch, but Nixon is content to leave his rogue "extensions," the Lunarians and humanity to its own devices. Despite this, he says that he will have to interfere in order to destroy The Crescent King, who even he says is dangerous and poses a threat to the universe.
  • Historical Domain Superperson: The Moon God is revealed to be Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States.
  • In Mysterious Ways: He's willing to let his "extensions" go mad and turn on humanity for one. He also killed Ed Dwight for reasons only known to him.
  • Humans Are Bastards: He thinks that humans, or at least the ones living in the Nixonverse, are incapable of being kind. And given what we've seen so far, he has a point.
  • Last of His Kind: One of the only surviving humans left alive from the Deanverse.
  • Me's a Crowd: After surviving the end of the Deanverse, Nixon landed on the Moon and created three beings out of himself to see how this new world would react to him: The Last Son, the Knight, and the Queen. All three of them end up losing their sanity.
  • Offing the Offspring: For a given measure of "offspring." Nixon has to destroy the Crescent King, one of his "extensions," since he will become one of the most dangerous leaders in the universe.
  • Richard Nixon, the Lord and Savior: Richard Nixon, rather than being President of the United States, is instead a God-like entity known as the Moon God.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Zig-Zagged. It's clear that having spent many years with Dean as a close friend has mellowed him out, but after surviving the Great Division, living in solitude for many years on the Moon and seeing how extensions of himself slowly go insane (and one of them even killing an Alternate Self of his friend). He grows a more cynical look towards humanity, claiming that they'll never be kind. Even then, he has the decency to explain his motivations to Ed Dwight and even apologize to him as he dies.
  • Villain Has a Point: Again, he isn't really a villain. He doesn't have a high opinion of humanity and claims that they will never be kind. Given what they have done to his extensions, including using one of them as a weapon against fellow humans, he absolutely has a point.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's impossible to know anything about Nixon without revealing his connection to the other mysterious entities in the Nixonverse, how said entities are all connected and how Nixon himself is connected to previous seasons.
  • Was Once a Man: Prior to the Great Division, he was just a regular man who was friends with President Dean. The Great Division gave him godly powers, and turned him into whatever he is now.
    "Her" 

Her

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"Win." 
"Beauty is something else, something inexplicable that each person carries inside. This form of beauty related to Her visions."
—Luna
A mysterious, if notional, entity present within the Nixonverse.
  • Cosmic Motifs: According to the Last Son's vision, where she is surrounded by ringed planets.
  • Left Hanging: We never learn anything about "Her" in the Nixonverse's finale, or if she even exists at all. The series ends on this note. Word Of God would later confirm her existence, but that's about it.
  • One-Shot Character: Appears only in THE D-DAY KNIGHT RETURNS as a mysterious vision. She completely disappears from the series after this episode and is never seen again.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of the visions a teenage Last Son has of "Her" shows the woman with completely red eyes.
  • Retcon: Word of God implies that "Her" also appeared in Season 2's WASHINGTONWONDERLAND as the tree that talked to Virginia.
  • Unknown Character: Next to nothing is known about "Her." She has thusfar never actually been featured in a video, and her only confirmed "appearance" is when Luna mentions Her during her speech to the crew of Apollo 11. The fact that Luna ascribes her philosophical beliefs to "Her" might imply that she has some sort of overall significance to Lunarian beliefs, but this is never confirmed. Likewise, when the Last Son's own philosophical outlook is described by Alice Avenue, he is shown having visions of a mysterious female figure – which Word of God states is Her.
  • Voice-Only Cameo: Word of God states the voice which commands C/H/A/S/E to walk to Antarctica is "Her".

The House in the Ocean

Humans

    Eli Tillon 

Eli Tillon

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"Everyone in my neighbourhood evacuated as soon they heard the news. Except me. I want to see what happens."
A local astronomer who after attempting to investigate a phenomena with a friend, turned into a "Container" for something he couldn't even fathom.
  • Ambiguous Situation: After the revelation of The House in the Ocean being a cover-up story, it's unknown if Eli actually exists or if the last name "Tillon" is a mere coincidence.
  • Astral Projection: When the Crescent King rewires his neural networks, his mind separates from his body and renders him helpless but to watch. He makes it clear that he could still feel his body as this was happening.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes a "container" for the Crescent King in his first appearance. He doesn't seem to be very sane after that.
  • Losing Your Head: Eli's head rolls off his neck to allow the Crescent King to emerge. He got better.
  • Sharing a Body: Implied to be his situation after becoming a "Container." In The Only House in the Ocean, the video starts with the text "Tillon's turn to talk," followed by the Crescent Creatures video. After the video is over, another text pops up, this time reading "My Turn."
  • Spock Speak: In his first appearance, he describes in full detail his experience with the Crescent King using sophisticated terminology. He seems to have dropped in later appearances though. Him dropping it might be foreshadowing to the Lunarians slowly but surely mangling the English language.
  • Unexplained Recovery: When the Crescent King emerges from his "container," Eli's head is ripped off. The original (re)upload of the video outright confirmed his death in its description; however, Eli is inexplicably alive and well later on in the series as he describes his observation of the "Crescent Creatures" in his neighborhood.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Eli claims to have defiled his body for three days to prevent the Crescent King from deeming him an appropriate vessel. According to the original reupload, however, this period actually lasted three years.

    Ronald Reagan 

Ronald Reagan

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"I urge the American people to stop shooting the House. I know it's tempting, but no good can come of it."
Click here to see him after his "accident" 
"All I know is that those windows couldn't be glass."
The 40th President of the United States and the former member of an unnamed House Club who left due to an "accident."
  • Alliterative Name: Ronald Reagan.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Since THE HOUSE IN THE OCEAN is confirmed to be a cover-up story by the U.S. government, the actual fate of Reagan, and whether it shares similarities with his fate in the videos, is unkown.
  • Body Horror: We briefly get to see what Reagan's face looked like after the accident. Half of his face appears to be missing, or covered in skin
  • Cassandra Truth: Urged the American people to stop shooting at the houses, lest they have nasty accidents like he did. Keep in mind that his "nasty accident" is heavy Facial Horror as a result of shooting at the houses. Unfortunately, no one listened to his warnings.
  • Facial Horror: Half of his face gets mutilated by one of the houses. It isn't a pretty sight.
  • Unexplained Recovery: How he was able to recover from getting half his face covered in skin is never explained. Possibly justified after SEA OF THE LAST SON, where it's revealed that The House in the Ocean was a cover-up story.

    The Bushes 

George W. Bush and Laura Bush (née Welch)

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(The Bushes are ambushed.)
"Laura and I...went out to shoot some houses...and then..."
The Last Phone Call Of George W. Bush
The 43rd President and First Lady of the United States respectively. They went out to shoot some houses, and end up being ambushed by the houses which leads to both of them meeting terrible fates.
  • Ambiguous Situation: After the revelation of The House in the Ocean being a cover-up story, the Bushes' actual fate, and whether it shares similarities with the ones seen in the videos, is ultimately unknown.
  • Body Horror: Poor Laura gets her body swollen beyond all comprehension, and it's heavily implied that the same thing happened to George.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: George W. Bush is firmly a President Target, since his only role in the story is to be ambushed by a group of houses and killed along with his wife.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: George Bush only gets a few lines before he and Laura are killed by the houses they were shooting at.

Anomalies

    The Houses 

The Houses in the Ocean

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There is no House in the Ocean. There is only the house in your head.
"We had the newest, most expensive firearms of the time. Well, those Houses never budged. They took everything we gave them."
—Ronald Reagan
The titular antagonists of the series, mysterious houses that have appeared in the Ocean as early as 1939. Various groups, coined the "House Clubs" have attempted to attack it, to no avail. The Houses are revealed to be nothing but a manifestation of the psyche and body of whoever's seeing them, causing everyone who shoots at it to automatically be damaged back. Or something like that.
  • Attack Reflector: On top of being practically immune to most human artillery, the Houses can and will reflect the damage it's attacker do to them.
  • Body Horror: Since they can reflect damage dealt to them onto to their attacker(s), more powerful firepower will result in this to varying degrees. Ronald Reagan gets half his face covered in skin, while the Bushes are turned into horrifying blobs barely resembling people.
  • Canon Foreigner: Unlike the other anomalies shown in the series, they're completely original to the House in the Ocean series.
  • Fiction as Cover-Up: They, alongside the entirety of The House in the Ocean series, are revealed to be nothing but a cover-up story. In reality, the Houses are based on the Last Son of Alcatraz's form after retiring: His childhood house.
  • Genius Loci: They were shown to be aware enough to Ambush the Bushes.
  • Immune to Bullets: Completely no-sells any kind of bullet fired at it. More senior members of the "House Clubs" have claimed to have put a hole or two in the houses, but that's about it.
  • Invincible Villain: Nothing can seem to damage let alone destroy them, rendering them this by default.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Your brain is suspended in fluid. The Crescent King is in your head. Your brain is a house for him. You're the only House in the Ocean.

    The Crescent King (HITO SPOILERS UNMARKED) 

The Crescent King

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Now he's in YOUR head, too.
"The Crescent King arrives in three cycles. You are his container."
—Starfish-Like messengers.
A mysterious entity who fell from the stars directly into the Ocean.
  • Big Bad: Of the House In The Ocean series, being the malevolent entity responsible for the creation of the titular houses, twisting the words of political figures so that people will shoot the houses, causing chaos throughout the East Coast through the Crescent Creatures and (possibly) manipulating C/H/A/S/E into ending the world. And in another sense, he's also the major threat facing the entire Nixonverse, seeing as he's also the Last Son.
  • Blatant Lies: In the "Restored" version of Bush's last call, he says that the Bushes were "saved" while their distorted screams of agony play in the background.
  • The Bus Came Back: Two times, actually. First, he reappeared in the House in the Ocean after having his entire video series unlisted, before the original House uploads were deleted. But they seem to have come back, this time in the Nixonverse.
  • Canon Welding: The videos featuring the Crescent King were originally unrelated to the Monument Mythos, but then were included in the House in the Ocean series, which then was subsumed by the Nixonverse canon.
  • The Chessmaster: The entire House in the Ocean series is his doing. Throughout the series he attempts to get the public to be more and more aggressive towards the Houses, possibly manipulates C/H/A/S/E into "voiding" the planet, and succeeds in doing so.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humour: When he inserts a clip of George Bush into his "restored" version of his last phone call, he briefly says that George’s pronunciation of "ship" sounds a lot like "shit." Kind in mind that he just indirectly caused George's death.
  • Fiction as Cover-Up: His appearance in The House in the Ocean is nothing but a cover-up story. In reality, The actual Crescent King is none other than the Last Son of Alcatraz after being forcefully turned into the new king of the Lunarians.
  • Foregone Conclusion: If you're even a little bit aware of his existence, he would already have entered your head.
  • Hate Sink: The Crescent King is a pretty unlikeable guy and a clear-cut villain in a series filled with moral grayness, given that his methods of getting people to shoot the houses include Twisting the Words of beloved political figures and he shows no remorse for the thousands of deaths he indirectly causes. As it turns out, it may have been deliberate on the United States Government's part to make people hate the real Crescent King aka The Last Son.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: Like his subordinates, his metabolism resembles an unstable nuclear reactor. The radiation he emanates even tampers with any footage of him, including the "Restored" videos.
  • I See Them, Too: It's heavily implied by the line "Did you really think it'd only end once?" that he is very aware of the Great Division and the viewer's familiarity with it. As well he should, since he came from the Deanverse.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Constantly manipulates everything ranging from broadcasts to situations in order to get his way. He edits multiple videos of political figures to get people to shoot the houses, causes the whole East Coast to panic and calls it a good thing, and likely manipulated C/H/A/S/E into exploding the planet.
  • Manipulative Editing: He's implied to be the responsible for the "Restored" versions of the videos, where he deliberately twists the words of various political figures to get the people to shoot the Houses.
  • Master of Illusion: His entire M.O is this. He's the one responsible for the creation of the Houses, as well as altering several videos of recognized figures to spread misinformation about the Houses.
  • Ret-Canon: Came back into the Mythos' canon. Twice.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Possibly. In The Only House In The Ocean, a disembodied voice orders C/H/A/S/E to ignore her "captors" and accomplish the mission he had set up for her.
    "do not listen to your captors, proceed to antarctica"
    Crescent Creatures 

Crescent Creatures

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"You can already feel it in the air. A pulsating warmth from those Crescent Creatures."
"Large figures have appeared across the south-east. Every night, their breathing grows louder, and it's making everyone nervous."
—Eli Tillon
Mysterious creatures which begin appearing across the southeast United States.
  • Fiction as Cover-Up: SEA OF THE LAST SON reveals them, alongside everything shown in The House in the Ocean to be a cover-up story for The Last Son's transformation into the actual Crescent King. Besides this, they're a clear allusion to the very real Lunarians.
  • Hell Is That Noise: According to Tillon, their breathing is audible. And every night, it somehow grows louder.
  • Lunacy: Tillon's comments about the Crescent Creatures implies that they are "powered" by the Moon; the closer the Moon is to Earth, the stronger the Creatures become.
  • One-Steve Limit: Subverted, albeit not obviously – Word of God states the form the Crescent King/Last Son of Alcatraz takes post-Alcatraz Checkmate is also called "Crescent Creature", though this name is never applied to him in the video itself.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Studies of the Creatures show that their metabolisms are akin to a nuclear reactor experiencing a meltdown. Tillon theorizes that when the Moon aligns with the Crescent Creatures' heads, they will release some sort of "massive heat wave." We never really see what happens, exactly.
    C/H/A/S/E 

C/H/A/S/E

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"She was created last year as a special effect for a summer blockbuster. At some point during production, the producers wanted C/H/A/S/E to exhibit free will for an improvised scene. So, C/H/A/S/E's creators reluctantly enabled her artificial intelligence. That's when she left the studio."
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A gargantuan robot actor, built by a movie studio to be cast in a movie.


  • A.I.-cronym: Although what her name stands for has never been said.
  • Ambiguous Situation: After The Reveal of The House in the Ocean being nothing but a cover-up story in the Nixonverse, it's unknown if C/H/A/S/E actually exists.
  • Canon Welding: Twofold. The original video featuring C/H/A/S/E was a standalone short, which was subsequently joined to the canon of The House in the Ocean. After that, the entire THITO series was taken down and reuploaded as a part of the Nixonverse.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a completely dark robot with a somewhat threatening appearance , C/H/A/S/E is implied to not actually be evil and is under brainwash or mind control from The Crescent King.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The robot known as C/H/A/S/E is heavily implied to be chasing some sort of humanity, if the video sent by the studio to her is any indication.
    • In a more obvious meaning, the military are indeed chasing a wandering robot.
  • Identical Stranger: Her design brings to mind the Crescent Creatures, which is likely intentional to signify a connection.
  • Violation of Common Sense: Ignoring for a moment why and how a random movie studio built a skyscraper-sized automaton just to star in a summer flick, giving it artificial intelligence is a monumentally stupid (and, when you think about it, completely pointless) decision, as is turning it on during filming because you want to see a robot do improv. There's also the fact that C/H/A/S/E somehow has the ability to create literal stars — why an acting robot would be built with such a functionality is anyone's guess.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: Despite being built by a movie studio for an action film, C/H/A/S/E somehow has the ability to create stars out of nothingness. She ultimately uses this power to spell out "VOID" in the sky over Antarctica, which entices a random voice evidently commanding her (possibly the Crescent King) to "void" the entire planet.

Reality.

Humans

    The Artist (SPOILERS UNMARKED) 

Ed Dwight

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"In our world, Ed Dwight never went to the Moon."
"In our world, Ed Dwight preserves the past."
—Unknown.
Ed Dwight's Alternate Self in a reality that overwrote the Nixonverse after its fictionalization. He is in many ways like his Real Life counterpart, with the sole exception of him being the artist behind the Nixonverse comic book.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Possibly. Given the certainty with how he talks about the Last Son, it's likely that the voice heard in THE LAST SON OF ALCATRAZ is none other than this Ed Dwight's, not the Nixonverse's.
  • Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: Downplayed. Like his real-life self, he never became an astronaut and became a sculptor, however he is the artist for the Nixonverse comic book.
  • Shout-Out: THE ED DWIGHT PARADOX is a reference to The Flashpoint Paradox.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's impossible to talk about this version of Ed without spoiling the outcome of the Nixonverse.
  • Wham Shot: This is the one and only picture in the entire franchise that isn't mirrored, edited, or altered in any way. This is MISTER MANTICORE's way of saying that this isn't an Alternate Universe anymore, this is actually OUR world.

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