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    Todd Smith 

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An underachieving stoner who brought the Book into Crowley High in an attempt to win the battle of the bands. After being freed from his demonic possession, he decides to help Jenny track down the book in an attempt to hook up with her, to the point of forming an investigation team dedicated to tracking down the Book, all the while being generally useless to the investigation. Late into season 1 he learns that he is the Pure Evil One, the master of the book who is destined to destroy all life through his dark powers. This realization causes Todd to begin to change his ways and start to become a real hero by trying to stop himself from becoming the Pure Evil One and saving the world.

  • 10-Minute Retirement: Three times. The first is out of laziness, the second is after he grows to worry about his destiny to destroy the world, and the third is after he kills Hannah and nearly destroys the entire world.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Jenny, though he backs down on it by season 2.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the original short film, he has messy, unkempt hair and is scrawny and covered in acne scars. As for the series, well, look at the picture.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's gone from the angsty loner with a crush on the resident Alpha Bitch in the short to an expert monster slayer, who wields a Cool Sword (that he forged himself) to boot.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: According to Atticus, he spends most of his free time jerking off.
  • Adorkable: Mostly after his character development, when he becomes more sympathetic.
  • All Men Are Perverts
  • Ambiguously Bi: Pretty clearly into the ladies and doesn’t get nearly as much Ho Yay as the other two guys do, but there are a few hints that Todd might reciprocate Atticus’ feelings on some level. It’s all played for laughs.
  • Anti Anti Christ: He’s the Pure Evil One fated to destroy existence, but he actually becomes more heroic once he learns this, actively trying to prevent the apocalypse. Time will tell if this changes…
  • Anti-Hero: Starts as a balanced mix between types I and V, but becomes a solid type I by season 2 and is steadily becoming a real hero.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: A rare male example.
  • The Atoner: Becomes a mild example of this by the end of season 1, and starts becoming more and more of one throughout season 2. To be fair, he has a lot on his back.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: His ADHD is actually fairly realistic, and actually helps him save the day a few times.
  • Barbarian Hero: In the MMORPG episode.
  • Bros Before Hoes: After being completely seduced by Nikki Kane, the only thing that breaks Todd out of his trance is when Curtis is in danger, causing him to abandon her in an instant.
  • Brought Down to Badass: In The End of the End, he's sapped of all his Pure Evil power and still manages to fight (and kill) the biggest of the Hannah clones. Getting some help from Brax helped, too.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Jenny and, depending on how you look at it, Atticus
  • Character Development: Goes from a useless Jerkass stoner in the first season, to a heroic Jerk with a Heart of Gold stoner Messiah in the second.
  • The Chosen One: He’s destined to erase humanity from existence. Subverted as of The End of the End: he was just a pawn to the Metal Dudes so his power could be siphoned and given to the true Pure Evil One.
  • Cool Sword: Sand-Dragon. Atticus destroys it at the end of season 2 though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When Jenny and Atticus aren’t around, he takes over.
  • Disney Death: Jenny kills him in one episode, but he's brought back shortly after.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: During season 2 he’s much less creepy around Jenny and actually appears to care about her rather than just finding her hot. She still never gives him the time of day, at least at first.
  • Dreadful Musician: His suckiness at guitar is partially the cause of him releasing the Book in the first place. He seems to have at least learned how to actually play it towards the end of season 2.
  • Demonic Possession: Gets possessed by the book a few times. This may actually be his true self, as he calls himself the Pure Evil One when in that form.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He tends to be at his most deductive while stoned out of his mind.
  • Dynamic Character: Not immediately obvious, but he grows a lot as a character over the course of the show.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Both Curtis and Atticus seem to be in love with him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As much of a Jerkass as he is, he draws the line at Bailey farting in a student's face and saying that it's a message from beyond by the student's dead relatives. He also undergoes a Heroic BSoD when he discovers his destiny, and goes out of his way to stop himself from destroying the world.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Curtis’ Fat.
  • Foe Yay: invoked Mountains of it with Atticus, and while it’s mostly from Atticus’ side, Todd has some serious moments of this as well.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He’s an arrogant douche bag.
  • Guilt Complex: He develops a major one at the end of season one. By the end of season 2, it gets even worse.
  • The Hero: Well, The Anti-Hero, but he still formed the investigation team and is the most pivotal to the overarching plot.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes through one when he finds out he’s the Pure Evil One. It’s ultimately for the better as it’s the first step he takes to becoming a real hero. Killing Hannah seems to have thrown him into an even bigger one.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wholeheartedly believes this to the point where he spends most of the MMORPG episode in search of a sword so that he can be the hero.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Curtis, complete with mountains of Ho Yay to go along with it.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The Pure Evil One is this.
  • Idiot Hero: While not as dense as other characters, Todd is still really dumb.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Seems to be the main motivation for most his actions. Even after his character development it’s still evident.
  • Jerkass: He regularly endangers Curtis’ life and is the one responsible for his amputated hand, only searches for the book to get with Jenny, and is an all-together useless, self-centered asshole.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes this after some character development. He’s still a self-absorbed stoner, but he’s also a much better friend and legitimately wants to save everyone.
  • Kavorka Man: While not unattractive, literally every single member of the team is attracted to him on some level, despite his bad personality.
  • Large Ham: Not nearly as much as Atticus, but he can get incredibly hammy when he wants to.
  • Manly Tears: There's a slightly visible tear on his face at the end of the series finale.
  • Metal Head: Todd's standard clothing (with one or two exceptions) always includes a band t-shirt, often black, and often of well-known metal bands such as Mastodon, Carnifex, Municipal Waste, Blackguard, etc.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He’s surprisingly ripped, and gets quite a few scenes to show it off.
  • Nice Guy: Starts to really become one towards the end of season 2.
  • Non-Action Guy: Initially.
  • Oblivious to Love: He has absolutely no idea that Hannah, and later Jenny, like him.
  • Only Sane Man: When Jenny and Hannah aren’t around to fulfill this role, Todd will always acquire the Smart Ball and act as this to the other characters.
  • Poisonous Friend: To Curtis. Seriously, everything bad that happens to him is thanks to Todd.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Though he'll try to deny it.
  • The Slacker
  • Stalker with a Crush: Played with. Some of his behavior towards Jenny can be scene as very stalkerish, and one episode focuses on his fear that he actually is stalking her, showing how he actually does care about her.
  • The Stoner
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: When he’s in possession of the book and under extreme amounts of stress, his Pure Evil One persona kicks in full force.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Edges towards this sometimes, and he’s one of the smarter characters!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he actually learns how to fight at the end of season 1.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After he learns he’s the Pure Evil One, he begins acting noticeably nicer to everyone and legitimately appears to be fighting to protect his friends, rather than to bang Jenny.
  • Tsundere: Notably acts like a textbook type A around Atticus, increasing the Ho Yay between them.
  • Useless Protagonist: Initially, he contributes absolutely nothing to the team. He gets better… by the last episode of season 1.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: He finally steps off Jenny and moves on, only for her to immediately fall for him.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Fat People?: He’s terrified of them after a traumatic childhood experience watching Curtis’ parents’ sex tape.
  • Wimp Fight: His “fighting style” is all about this. He engages Atticus in many a slap fight in season 2 and even trains Curtis and Hannah in it in one episode.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He only becomes sympathetic once we learn that he’s the Pure Evil One.

    Jenny Kolinsky 

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A detached and somewhat goth girl who is also the object of Todd’s affection. She is in search of her father, whose disappearance is linked somehow with the Book, and as such is the only member of the Gang besides Atticus with any prior knowledge of the Book. While she prefers being a lone wolf, her efforts are quickly foiled by Todd’s crush on her causing him to assist her in her search, much to her chagrin. She’s the only athletically capable member of the team and generally the most competent, though she’s often sidelined into the Distressed Damsel position, limiting her usefulness. When she’s finally reunited with her father, her illusions of him are shattered when he reveals himself to be an asshole with an obsession with the Book. After having to kill him, Jenny continues to assist in the search for the Book, this time motivated by protecting Todd from succumbing to the Book’s power.

  • Abusive Parents: It turns out that her father cares nothing for her and is only after the Book, and was prepared to use her to seduce Todd, either by pimping her out to him directly or just killing her and taking her skin.
  • Action Girl/Faux Action Girl: When she isn’t a Distressed Damsel, she’s easily the most Badass member of the Gang.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Initially. She seems to be growing out of this.
  • All Women Are Lustful: She’s really no better than Todd at times.
  • All Women Love Shoes: She even admits that girls love checking out shoes, and later steals the shoes from a corpse due to how cool they looked.
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV.
  • Badass in Distress: All the time.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Todd.
  • Betty and Veronica: Initially the Veronica to Hannah’s Betty, but soon becomes Todd’s only love interest… unless you count Atticus.
  • Bi the Way: Although she may have done it for attention.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not to the extent of Curtis or Atticus, but she gets kidnapped or brainwashed somehow in nearly every episode.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: There’s a whole episode about this.
  • Character Development: After she has to kill her father she starts to open up to the others and begins to genuinely develop feelings for Todd.
    • A small but very subtle example of her character changing for the better came during the musical when she told Todd that she considers him a friend and that was it. Granted no guy likes hearing the "just friends" line but in Jenny's case, it was a massive step up from what she was during the first season when she considered Todd nothing more than a useless loser and a means to an end. Even though her relationship with Todd wasn't quite where he wanted it to be, Jenny had still come a long way from the ice queen she was at the beginning since she now considered both herself and Todd to be friends.
  • Closer to Earth: She’s much smarter than both Todd and Curtis, but frequently gains the Idiot Ball as well.
  • Cool Loser: She’s way too focused on finding her Dad to be popular. Once she kills him, she’s become too close to the rest of the Gang to want to be anymore popular.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The main supplier of snark in the show, beating both Todd and Atticus by a landslide.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts out aloof and callous and stays aloof and callous but with a much more apparent soft side. By the end of season 2, she’s become Todd’s only friend.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her goal is to find him: When she does… it’s not pretty.
  • Distressed Damsel: Frequently, making her a borderline Faux Action Girl.
  • Emo Teen: Can really come off as one of these on occasion. The show loves lampshading this.
  • Expy: She's basically a goth version of Gretchen from the short film, right down to sharing a few of the same lines as her, though she does have a few similarities to the character she's named after, who is more of the inspiration for Hannah.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: She can kill with her bare hands, despite not having any super powers.
  • Foil: To Atticus. Both have dads with obsessions with the book and both end up killing them, but Jenny is forced to kill her dad and finds peace amongst her friends, while Atticus willingly kills his and continues to search for the book out of some twisted affection for him. They also tend to be overly emotional, though Jenny is far more subdued than Atticus is. This is driven home in one episode where, at separate points, she and Atticus both run off crying, “Nobody understands me!”
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She’s a huge bitch.
  • Girly Bruiser
  • Heroic BSoD: When she realizes her dad is a huge asshole.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Her search for the book only starts to make progress once she joins the Gang.
  • Jerkass: She’s really no better than Todd.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like Todd, after character development she gains some redeeming qualities, but remains selfish and obsessive.
  • The Lancer/ The Chick: Traded between the two positions with Atticus. Once he leaves, she fills both positions even better than before.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Dark Feminine to Hannah’s Light.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She’s downright scrawny and yet can kill with her bare hands.
  • Not So Above It All: Is just as stupid and selfish as Todd is at times.
  • Only Sane Man: Trades with Hannah. She tends to get more Not So Above It All moments though.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Relationship Upgrade: Appears to have gone through one with Todd at the end of season 2, although it’s still relatively ambiguous.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Kills her dad midway through season 2 against her will.
  • She's Got Legs: The show likes to focus on them.
  • Spoony Bard: In the MMORPG episode, against her will.
  • Straw Nihilist: Implied by dialogue in "Jungle Fever" from both herself and Hannah. Although it's unclear if she actually is.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Towards the end of season 2.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Tsundere: A solid type A.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: She falls for Todd right when he stops pursuing her.
  • Verbal Tic: He frequently emphasizes the letter "t" whenever he says "what."
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everyone initially. She gets close with Hannah and becomes more open and pleasant to Todd and Curtis, but never stops hating Atticus.
  • Waif-Fu

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    Curtis Weaver 

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A stoner amputee and Todd’s best friend. He happily agrees to assist Todd in finding the book because “That’s what friends do”. While not particularly smart or useful, Curtis is a much better person than Todd is and tends to act as his conscience at times. As the first season goes on, he begins to develop feelings for Hannah and the two begin dating, gaining both a girlfriend and a robotic hand filled with gadgets, greatly improving his usefulness to the team.

After putting up with endless abuse from Todd, Curtis ultimately loses it in the season 2 finale when Todd kills Hannah, causing him to abandon Todd and the Gang.

    Hannah Williams 

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A socially awkward Teen Genius with a massive crush on Todd. She is the second person to get a hold of the Book and uses it to win the science fair by creating a homunculus Todd. After the homunculus is defeated Todd decides to form the gang and allows her to be a part of it, hoping to get closer to Todd, she agrees and proves to be one of the most useful members of the team with her intelligence. Over time, she begins to move on from Todd and start a relationship with Curtis. In season 2, a pentagram shaped scar begins appearing on her stomach and grows in size over time. In the finale, she finds her parents’ lab and learns that they were researching the book before she was born, and their disappearance is linked to the book somehow. When Todd banishes the Book, she spontaneously dies, but a clone of her is seen emerging from the lab, heavily implying that she is linked with the Book somehow.

    Atticus Murphy Jr. 

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Crowley High's resident guidance counselor who is in charge of most of the school events, among other things. He is even less popular than Todd and Curtis, and looked down upon by both teachers and students. In the first episode, we learn that he’s actually a Satanist and the son of the leader of Crowley Meadows Satanic Cult and is entrusted with spying on Todd after he activates the Book. His spying eventually leads him to become The Mole in the Gang, where he quickly becomes friends with the rest of the group, facing him with the decision of following his father or betraying him to be with his new friends. At the end of season 1, he decides to stay with the Gang, but is almost immediately revealed to have been a Satanist to the rest of the group and is promptly kicked out. Feeling betrayed and with nowhere to go, he murders his father and takes over as the leader of the cult.

In season 2, he serves as the gang’s main opposition in finding the book, though he proves to be highly incompetent and is treated as nothing more than a joke by both the gang and his subordinates, who plot to kill him. His obsession with Todd begins to skyrocket as his sanity crumbles; he eventually kills the entire cult and begins working with the three stoners, who convince him that he is also the Pure Evil One. In the final episode, he manages to finally get his hands on the book and turns himself into a goat man (The Pure Evil One’s alleged true form), but is defeated by the true Pure Evil One and trapped inside the Book.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Todd, in either a romantic or platonic sense, depending on how you look at it.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Practically half of his dialogue (particularly when directed at Todd) is this.
  • Adorkable: During his more charming moments.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Hoo boy, where do we begin? His obsession with Todd is a defining part of his character, to say nothing about his extremely camp mannerisms.
    • His interaction with Troy is literally 3 minutes long and yet the levels of Ho Yay between the two are ridiculous.
    • To be fair, he is married to Hannah in the Bad Future… to put it simply; labeling this guy’s sexuality is impossible.
    • Lampshaded in the musical episode where he bemoans how his father made him sexually confused via a song and dance number.
  • And I Must Scream: Certainly, nothing good can come of being trapped in the pages of the Book of Pure Evil.
  • Bad Boss: The Cultists hate him, and are constantly plotting his murder. He kills them all first though.
  • Badass Cape: His usual attire in season 2.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: While he’s technically the main antagonist of season 2, he never poses any form of threat to the Gang. He ends up as the Unwitting Pawn to the stoners any way.
  • Butt-Monkey: The single biggest Butt Monkey on the show. No matter who he’s hanging out with at the time, they will make him the butt of all their jokes.
  • Camp: It doesn’t matter if he’s gay, straight, bi or something else: Atticus is ridiculously camp.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Come season 2, Atticus is far more adept at declaring himself as a villain than doing any actual villainy.
  • Catchphrase: "Which is what I am."
  • The Chew Toy: He never succeeds, ever. When he finally does get the Book, he turns into a dumb looking goat monster and gets trapped inside the book almost immediately.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: While Atticus is one of the smarter characters, he’s clearly not right in the head.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: "Oh, and before you hang up, fuck YOU, you ... COCKSUCKER WHORE-PORKING PIECE OF SHIT FUCKER!"
    • Also in the second season, when he poisons his minions:
    Atticus: (singing) Fuck yooooooouuuuu, I'm not sorry! Fuck yoooooou, fuck yoooooou! FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUUUUUUCCCK ... YOOOOOOOUUUUU!
  • Cry for the Devil: The show goes out of its way to make you feel sorry for him while at the same time still thinking of him as a gigantic tool.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Always played for laughs.
  • Dark Messiah: Tries his absolute hardest to be one of these in season 2. No one buys it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly when he’s with the rest of the Cult.
  • Deuteragonist: The focus is split between him and the Gang once he switches sides.
  • The Dragon: Serves as a very reluctant one to the Satanic Cult in season 1.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Kills his own father and takes over the Cult at the end of season 1. He proves to be the crappiest Big Bad ever.
  • Enemy Mine: Pulls off more of these in season 2 than he does actually fighting the Gang.
  • Evil Counterpart: He tries to play himself up as Todd’s in season 2, when they’re not really similar at all. He’s more of one to Jenny than to Todd.
  • Evil Is Cool: An In-Universe example. He firmly believes this, but largely fails to actually do anything truly evil, and when he does, it usually just falls apart on him.
  • Evil Overlord: In the Bad Future. He’s still lame though.
  • Evil Sorcerer: As Snaketicus in the MMORPG episode.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After the Gang kicks him off the team; he murders his dad and takes over the cult just to get his revenge on them.
  • Foe Yay: invoked Absurd amounts with Todd, though it’s mostly one sided on his part.
  • Freudian Excuse: The things his father did to him were pretty messed up, and are the reason for his mental instability.
  • Friendless Background: He has no friends at the beginning of the series, and only gains some when he joins the group. He loses them by the end of the season, which sparks his Face Heel Turn.
  • Genre Savvy: It never helps him. At all.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Becomes a Mangoat in the season 2 finale.
  • Harmless Villain: For most of season 2. Even his Not So Harmless moment is extremely short lived.
  • Hearing Voices: As of season 2, he begins hallucinating that his father's head is talking to him. A deleted scene may or may not confirm that he's not, in fact, hallucinating.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: As much as he tries to oppose the gang, he only ends up helping them in the long run.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gradually goes through one during season 1. The finale undoes it though, and he’s right back to the evil side in season 2. The trailer and promotional art for the movie suggest that he's performed another one, albeit with more success.
  • Heel Realization: After being subjected to the horrors beyond the realm of the book, he finally decides that evil is not for him, and vows to do whatever it takes to be good.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Pretty obvious.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Deep down, this is all Atticus wants.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the Bad Future episode.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He almost never has any form of advantage over the Gang, and you can’t help but feel sorry for him due to how big of a loser he is.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Blatantly obvious.
  • It's All About Me: "I am a very important person. I'm the most important person in my life. Which is what I am."
  • Jerkass: Despite the show going out of it’s way to show how pathetic this guy is, you still root for Todd simply due to how much of a giant douche he is.
  • Kick the Dog: He threatens to cut off Curtis' arm and turn him back into a "pathetic cripple".
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Beheading his abusive father after pretending that he was going to give him the book.
  • The Lancer / The Chick: Traded between the two roles with Jenny when he was on the team.
  • Large Ham: The largest and the hammiest.
  • Laughably Evil: At first glance, he's laughable joke of a villain, with his hilarious quirks, Ambiguously Gay mannerisms, Rape as Comedy backstory, and other comical qualities. At second glance, he's still frighteningly competent at pulling off multiple evil and murderous deeds, including kidnapping, killing his own father off and taking over his cult, killing off his remaining cultists later on, and turning himself into a One-Winged Angel with the help of the book.
  • The Mole: During season 1.
  • Mr. Fanservice: We see him wear form-fitting outfits pretty frequently.
  • Non-Action Guy: Becomes a Non-Action Big Bad in season 2.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Especially towards Todd.
  • No Social Skills
  • Not So Harmless: Finally gets the book in the season 2 finale. He quickly becomes harmless again when his wish doesn’t help him destroy the world.
  • One-Winged Angel: Turns into a Goat-Man in the season 2 finale. Counts as a Clipped Winged Angel, as it proves to help him little in battling Todd.
  • Only Sane Man: When he’s not with the Gang, he generally serves as this in his scenes. Sanity Slippage starts to subvert it though.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: As “Scooter”.
  • Pretty Boy
  • Put on a Bus: He's trapped in The Book as of the season 2 finale.
  • Rape as Backstory: Was raped by a wolf as initiation to enter the cult. It’s part of his Freudian Excuse, but is always played for laughs.
  • Redemption Promotion: The only time he’s ever competent at all is when he’s in the Gang. In fact, he’s racked up a bigger kill count than anyone else in the main cast, all of them villains.
  • The Rival: To Todd during season 2.
  • Sanity Slippage: Pretty evident in season 2. Especially once he starts talking to his dad’s head.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Gets sealed in the book at the end of season 2. Though “Evil” maybe be too strong of a word.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Kills his dad at the end of season 1. He deserved it.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Scooter, the hip teen from the wrong side of the tracks. At least, he’s sexier in Atticus’ mind.
  • Sissy Villain: If you could even call him a villain.
  • Sixth Ranger: The only person to join the Gang after it was formed and stay for longer than an episode.
    • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Was intended to be this from the beginning, but decides against it, but then decides to do it any way after the gang kicks him out.
  • Snake People: As Snaketicus in the MMORPG episode.
  • Talking to Themself: He spends a good chunk of his scenes alone monologuing, due to having no friends. When he starts talking to his Dad’s disembodied head instead of himself, you know he’s lost it.
  • The Sociopath: He has surprisingly little problem with killing dozens of people.
  • To the Pain: Attempted in the Bad Future episode.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Big time towards Todd. To quote him:
Now, now, no need to be so formal. I’ve watched you masturbate.
  • The Starscream: Manages to betray both Todd and the Satanic Cult.
  • Straw Loser: It says a lot about Atticus when he makes Todd and Curtis look like winners.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To the three stoners in season 2.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jenny while he was in the Gang.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Daddy issues doesn’t begin to describe this guy’s problem. His father had him raped by a wolf when he was young. It turns out that his father didn't want him to submit to the wolf — actually the three metal dudes — but rather, to fight it. This lead to a lot of the abuse he endured throughout his life.
  • Wimp Fight: All of his battles with Todd are these.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Well, he wants to be a destroyer of worlds at least.

    Jimmy The Janitor 

You kids sure know how to party. I haven't seen this much blood since that kid bled out of his ass this morning.

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The school Janitor and one of the few people who gives Todd any form of respect whatsoever. He’s a chronic womanizer and stoner, but is also friendly, helpful and at times wise. He serves as a mentor of sorts to Todd, giving him advice whenever he needs it, but remains thoroughly apathetic to all of the chaos caused by the book and so does little beyond that. The season 2 finale reveals him to be the original wielder of the Book and the one responsible for putting it in Crowley high. In order to prevent The Three Metal Dudes from getting their hands on the book, he sealed himself and the book inside of the school to stop The Three Metal Dudes from entering and has since spent his entire life living in the school. After he reveals this to Todd, he appears to take a more active role in retrieving the book, although he remains in the background.

  • Adults Are Useless: Averted and yet played straight all the same. He’s the only adult in the show who’s ever willing to help Todd, but his help is limited to advice only, as he never gets directly involved with the plot.
  • Almighty Janitor: Literally. He knows a lot more about the book than any character besides the stoners, and is shown to have some level of control over it, but prefers to smoke weed and have affairs with Todd’s math teacher rather than do anything particularly useful.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II.
  • Anything That Moves: It's pretty much confirmed that if it's alive, Jimmy will hump it. Maybe even if it isn't...
  • Badass Normal: When he actually involves himself in the action, Jimmy proves to be a huge one. He also appears to be the only non-supernatural being capable of controlling the book at all.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Could be considered one to Todd.
  • Big Good: He appears to have been it all along, being the one responsible for sealing the book away and aiding Todd in stopping it, but he doesn’t actively take up the role until the season 2 finale.
  • Bi the Way: Reads "Manhole", a blatantly gay magazine quite openly. Apparently his libido extends to men as well as women.
  • Broken Ace: Hinted at in the Season 2 finale. He’s good at a lot of things and an all around nice guy, but he’s incapable of leaving the school and even if he could, The Three Metal Dudes broke him so much that he would be probably worse off than he is now.
  • The Casanova: Extremely good at bedding women.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Regularly sexually harasses Hannah and Jenny, as well as the entire female student body, but is one of the nicest people on the show.
  • Chubby Chaser: "When I want to grease my piece, I go obese."
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Mostly due to being a pothead.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Only slightly elaborated on in the season 2 finale.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Although his are a lot more playful and good-natured than anyone else’s.
  • Dirty Old Man: Not old per se, but older than basically everyone else on the show and very dirty.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Nothing fazes him, to the point where half the times Todd goes to him for advice he’s in the middle of having sex with a woman and he barely reacts, if at all. He gets serious when The Three Metal Dudes are involved though.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After leaving the school, he realizes that there's nothing for him out there, because the world has changed so much. Eventually, he returns, and takes Atticus' place as a guidance counselor, decidedly doing a much better job at it than him.
  • Eccentric Mentor
  • Erudite Stoner: The fact that he’s dealt with the Book before helps.
  • Good Counterpart: To the Three Metal Dudes, and to an extent, The Book Of Pure Evil.
  • Kavorka Man: Beds hundreds of women despite being a chauvinistic janitor.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: During the Season 2 finale.
  • Nice Guy: While he’s got a lot of flaws, Jimmy’s one of the most approachable people on the show.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Knows far more about what’s going on then he lets on.
  • One of the Kids: Justified in that he hasn’t been able to leave the school since he attended it.
  • Physical God: A very minor case of this. His exposure to the book has granted him some reality warping powers as well as some control over the book.
  • Reality Warper: Due to prolonged exposure to the book, although they’re rather limited.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: The can is Crowley Heights High school.
  • The Stoic: His only emotion is a drugged up calm.
  • Trickster Mentor

    The Three Metal Dudes 

Loser!

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From left to right: Brody, Eddie, and Rob

Three Metal Head stoners who hang out in the school parking lot. Todd runs in to them once an episode when he goes to the parking lot to clear his head, where they insult him. A lot. Despite their constant ridicule, they do at least always make an effort to help Todd with his problems, although their advice inevitably makes the situation worse. Season 2 reveals that they are actually an Archdemon (Yes, all three of them are one single Archdemon) who has existed since the beginning of time in search of the Pure Evil One to bring about the End Of Days. Jimmy has apparently battled them in the past and sealed himself inside of the school with the book to prevent them from getting a hold of it, but Atticus allows them back in.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original short, they're more Jerkassy than they are outright evil. In the TV series, they're an Archdemon.
  • Adults Are Useless: Justified. They want Todd to give in to the book.
  • All There in the Manual: Their names are (left to right, based on how they usually stand in front of the car in the parking lot) are Brody, Eddie, and Rob. You’d only know this if you read the credits.
  • Almighty Janitor: Three unemployed stoners are actually Satan’s number two.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: Their shirts say "Dragon", "False Prophet", and "Beast", which are the three members of the "unholy trinity" from Book of Revelation.
  • Big Bad Triumvirate: Technically just the Big Bad since they’re actually a single being, but they’ve spent the last several thousand years as three separate people, so they still count.
    • Bigger Bad: Barely do anything during season 1, and only do marginally more in season 2, but are a much, much bigger threat than the cultists or Atticus.
  • Catchphrase: Eddie’s “Loser!” which he punctuates every single sentence he speaks with.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly Rob, though Brody occasionally gets in on the action.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: They’re apparently an Archdemon.
  • The Dragon: They serve as this to Atticus during season 2, where he makes a pact with them to get his hands on the book. They later turn out to be Dragons With An Agenda.
    • They also are actually this to the Pure Evil One, AKA Todd.
  • Erudite Stoner: The fact that they’re a thousand year old demon certainly helps.
  • Evil All Along: They were always assholes, but they seemed like they had Todd’s best intentions in mind.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jimmy. Like him, they’re stoners who don’t really do anything other than offer Todd advice and know a lot more than they let on. Unlike Jimmy, they want him to destroy humanity, not save it.
  • Evil Mentor: They seem like they’re a group of helpful, if jerky, stoners initially, but are actually trying to get Todd to destroy the world.
  • Fusion Dance: They’re all actually one being, and can fuse together into different forms. So far the only one we’ve seen is Nikki Kane, but she’s not their true form. Interestingly, the different formsnote  seem to be completely different people, as Brody refers to Nikki as “A total slut”.
  • Hot-Blooded: Eddie, the middle one, is easily the most aggressive and temperamental of the three.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Due to actually being a demon with some degree of reality warping powers.
  • Jerkass: All three of them regularly belittle Todd in conversation and are all together terrible people. Turns out they’re actually Pure Evil.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When they directly involve themselves in the action, things get bad fast. Averted on all other occasions, where they’re just as goofy as the rest of the cast.
  • The Leader: Brody, the one on the left, appears to be the leader of the three, or at least the most vocal.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: They become progressively more active in the plot as Todd proves himself as a threat. Starting out by simply giving him bad advice, to manipulating Atticus into letting them into the school, and finally to actively trying to take the Book themselves.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Never change out of their dirty band shirts. And they haven’t since the beginning of time.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: They know more about the book than anyone else in existence.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Justified. They can’t do anything since the book is inside of the school, which they are sealed out of. Once they gain access inside again, they immediately take action.
  • Physical God: Second only to the Pure Evil One in terms of power, though they can’t really put it to any use since they’re locked out of the school.
  • Power Trio: While they’re one being, they still show signs of being one. Brody is the Ego, Eddie is the Id, and Rob is the Superego.
  • Reality Warper: Not to the extent of the book, but clearly more so than Jimmy.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Older than the Earth.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Or more appropriately, Sealed Evil Locked Out Of A Can. The End of the End reveals that Nikki actually acts as a can of sorts that can keep them sealed.
  • The Sociopath: All three of them, to the extent that they want to destroy all life, but most obviously Eddie.
  • The Starscream: To Atticus in season 2. And technically also to Todd.
  • The Stoic: Rob, the one on the right, is the most lax of the three.
  • Token Minority: Eddie, the only non-white character in the main cast.
  • The Quiet One: Of the three, Rob speaks the least.
  • Walking Spoiler: They’re pretty flat characters until the Reveal, which is one of the biggest spoilers of the series.

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    The Hooded Leader (Atticus Murphy Sr.) 

“You’ve failed me again!”

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The leader of the group of Satanists who founded the town, he was once charismatic and well connected, but is now barely alive due to being over 100 years old. Despite his age handicap, he continues to attempt to harness the powers of the book to cause the apocalypse, mostly by ordering around his youngest follower (and son) Atticus. He’s killed by Atticus in the season 1 finale as a way of Atticus cementing his Heel–Face Turn, however, he’s rejected by the gang immediately following this action and becomes torn over the guilt and pride in killing his abusive father. He also begins hallucinating that his head is talking to him.

  • Abusive Parents: As a birthday present, he had Atticus get raped by a wolf. And that’s just the tip of the kinds of things he did. The movie reveals that he never wanted Atticus to submit to the wolf, but instead, to fight it, which still begs the question: what kind of parent would even put their kid in that sort of scenario?
  • Adults Are Useless: An evil version. He and his cultists are far too old and assholish to even remotely assist Atticus in retrieving the book.
  • Arch Nemesis Dad: To Atticus.
  • Asshole Victim: Seriously, nobody can blame Atticus for killing him after the abuse he put him through.
  • Bad Boss: He’s absolutely horrible to his follower Atticus (who is also his son). Averted with all of his other, much, much older followers, who enjoy his leading abilities, mostly because he doesn’t make them do anything.
  • Big Bad: Of season 1 only.
    • Big Bad Wannabe: Only really noticeable after he dies, but due to his advanced age and the fact that there were higher powers involved, he was a minor threat in the grand scheme of things. Even Atticus holds more importance than he does.
    • Bigger Bad: Todd never meets him, and sees Atticus as the true villain, but he’s the founder of the entire town and the main reason there even is a conspiracy.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Though he’s probably just senile.
  • Evil Old Folks: Over one hundred years old.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Constantly chastises Atticus for not actively pursuing the book, while he does even less work himself.
  • Jerkass: When he isn’t completely pissed off at Atticus, he’s being extremely condescending to him.
  • Karmic Death: Considering the horrible things he put Atticus through in his youth, his death at his hands was more than deserved.
  • Kavorka Man: Flashbacks show Atticus’ mom to be quite the looker… and also half his age.
  • Kick the Dog: He was the one who had Atticus get raped by a wolf. Later, he commands Atticus to kill Todd immediately after he made it clear that he liked him.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: A deleted scene from season 2 suggests that his severed head may actually be talking to Atticus from beyond the grave.
  • May–December Romance: Was several decades older than Atticus’ mother.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Does absolutely nothing other than sit around and yell at Atticus. Justified in that he's ancient.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Atticus sarcastically tells him that it's not illegal to be taking pictures of Todd's penis. It goes way over his head.

    Nikki Kane 

We gonna fuck or what?

A mysterious girl who enrolls at Crowley High late into season 2, though she’s only ever seen smoking outside of it. Todd instantly falls for her rebellious charms and begins dating her. Nobody else, especially Jenny, trusts her. She is actually a form taken by the Three Metal Dudes fusing together to seduce Todd so that he will lose his virginity, speeding up the awakening of the Pure Evil One, although it is currently unknown whether she is a different being from the Dudes.

  • All Boys Want Bad Girls: Todd’s attraction to her parallels many of Jenny’s crushes earlier in the show.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Seems to be unusually obsessed with screwing Todd, not that he has a problem with it. Turns out he needs to have had sex to be the Pure Evil One.
  • Arc Villain: Takes over as Big Bad for three episodes before reverting back into the Metal Dudes.
  • Big Bad: Since she’s the same being as the Dudes, she was this just as much as they were when she was around.
  • Fusion Dance: When three thirty-something stoners fuse together they make… a sexy Goth chick?
  • Gender Bender: Considering she normally takes the form of three adult men. However, the way Brody refers to her as a different person implies they may be different beings sharing a single body.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In The End of the End, Jimmy calls out to her via the Metal Dudes, and against their own will, they fuse together, becoming her, and she returns to Jimmy willingly.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She shows up immediately after a bunch of bad stuff had already happened and proceeds to make it even worse.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Todd’s attempt at recruiting her into the gang end up screwing them over worse then they could have ever done otherwise.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Appears in only three episodes, with about a minute of screen time in one of them, and is yet responsible for the plot getting Darker and Edgier.
  • The Vamp: Seduces Todd In order for him to lose his virginity to activate the book.

    Troy 

I love pizza so much, I don't know whether I should eat it or suck it off!

Also known as “Your Boy Troy”. A handsome young Satanist who Atticus recruits and almost immediately develops a crush on. Killed almost immediately after being introduced by the current Monster of the Week, but still remembered fondly for by the Fandom for his Ho Yay with Atticus.

  • The Ace: He’s completely perfect at everything and has exactly one billion friends.
  • Biggus Dickus: All the ladies love him for his abnormally large penis.
The chicks dig me because I'm hung like a donkey with a big dick.
  • Big Man on Campus: Allegedly, we never see him before his introduction scene, but apparently everybody loves him.
  • Chick Magnet: Apparently.
  • The Dragon: For all of three minutes to Atticus.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: In-Universe, everybody loves Your Boy, Troy!
  • Flat Character: He’s a cool Satanist who Atticus has a crush on. That’s all we get.
  • Ho Yay: Despite having the least amount of screen time of any named character on the show, the amount of subtext between him and Atticus rivals Atticus/Todd in blatant-ness. It’s all Played for Laughs though.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Parodied. Atticus knows him for a couple of minutes and yet is completely crushed by his immediate death.
  • In-Series Nickname: “Your Boy Troy”. Since Atticus is the only person he ever gets to talk with, this verges on Third-Person Person.
  • Informed Ability: He tells Atticus literally everything we know about him. The only two characters we even get to see him interact with are Atticus and the Amish Girl.
  • Killed Off for Real: An early victim of the living Birthday Cake.
  • Mauve Shirt: He gets a scene immediately before he dies and enough Ho Yay with Atticus to fool you into thinking he was a major character.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Well, two scenes, but his screen time clocks in at 3 minutes, cementing him as one.
  • Parody Sue: Allegedly flawless, but all we get to see of him is a massive amount of Ho Yay with Atticus and then his death.
  • Ship Tease: With Atticus. It’s the only reason he even has a page on here.

    The Book 

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A sentient book bound in the foreskin of Judas that can grant anybody whatever their heart desires ... at a massive price, that price usually being loads of gruesome deaths.

  • Artifact of Doom: Obviously.
  • Canis Latinicus: The magic words in the book.
  • Human Resources: It's stitched together by the foreskin of Judas.
  • Jackass Genie: Want people to know what it's like to be gay to stop yourself from being bullied? It'll turn you straight and every male student gay and turn you straight, and they'll still hate you for your sexuality. Do you want to become the smartest kid in school? Done. You're still stupid, but hey, everyone's far stupider than you are now. You're a friendless loner that nobody likes? Okay, everyone you try to become friends with will latch onto you and be unable to let go without tearing you to pieces.
  • Karma Houdini: As of The End of the End, it's still out there, flying around and preying on the students of Crowley High, as the gang continue to chase it.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Book of Pure Evil.
  • Obviously Evil: Aside from its name, it's bound in human flesh and has a pentagram on the front cover.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: It's a book. It's ancient. It twists your innermost desires in the worst way possible.

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