This is a character sheet for Wayward Guide For The Untrained Eye and its companion podcast. Characters are listed in order of first appearance/introduction. For the main character sheet, see here. Beware of spoilers below.
The Travel Agent.
- Accent On The Wrong Syllable: Calls Artemis "Ar-TEM-is," among other things.
- Break the Cutie: When she doesn't get through to Edwards Air Force Base and thinks they're all going to get killed by werewolves. Played for laughs.
- Crazy Cat Lady: Owns 12 cats, plus a porcelain cat figurine collection.
- '80s Hair: Downplayed, but goes with the rest of her 80s aesthetic.
- Genki Girl: Attempts to run through the woods in order to fax something to Paul, and gets emotional about the dog mayor.
- Its Pronounced Tropay: Tends to mispronounce things like Target ("Tar-jay") and podcasts ("pod-cats").
- Kitsch Collection: Her brooch collection, as well as figures from Purrrrrscious Moments: The Porcelain Cat Figurine Collection.
- Motor Mouth
- Punny Name: Ags Florentine sounds like eggs florentine.
- Small Town Boredom: Downplayed - while she seems to take pride in their small town as the only travel agent, she has traveled out of the town more than once and would love for some big box stores or chain restaurants to set up shop in Connor Creek. She had hopes the podcast would break the barrier between Connor Creek and the outside world.
- Widow Woman: Ags casually mentions a drunk husband who had since died, but doesn't seem to miss him much.
The Macabre Mortician/Taxidermist.
- Creepy Mortician: Is excited to examine a young dead body since she so often works with old people in their quiet town.
- Little Black Dress: Even while picking up dead bodies, she wears her black dress and furs.
- Pretty in Mink: Even her lab coat is fur-lined.
- Refuge in Audacity: Her interests are so creepy that even the town gossips think she's too obvious to be a werewolf. They were wrong.
- Taxidermy Is Creepy: She has dabbled in taxidermy her whole life and finds the texture of old skin "comforting." Dialed Up to Eleven when she taxidermies dead bodies into sexualized poses for the In Memoriam.
The Gun Shop Owner.
- Action Girl: When she attempts to shoot the werewolf in Episode 5.
- Gun Nut: Owns a gun shop, so it comes with the territory.
- Jerkass: She is immediately hostile and disagreeable to Paul and "Fartemis" the moment they arrive in town for seemingly no reason.
- Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Riley, who is particularly against the werewolves, doesn't know her best friend Olivia is a werewolf.
- Look-Alike Lovers: Exaggerated - she and Olivia (played by the same actress) are revealed to have been in a domestic partnership for years.
- Malicious Misnaming: Calls Artemis "Fartemis."
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to her BFFL Olivia's girly-girl, though they are never seen together.
- Trigger Happy: Is happy to shoot what she thinks is a big dog while drunk and wants to throw a block party to celebrate the inevitable werewolf hunt.
- 21-Gun Salute: Wanted one for Ryan's funeral, but the mayor is scared of guns.
- Unusual Euphemism:
- "Ah, tree sap and a mustache."
The Motormouth Historian.
- Absent-Minded Professor
- Einstein Hair
- In the Blood: Is accused of having a "family full of crazies."
- Motor Mouth: In his character description.
- Mr. Exposition: Tells Artemis and Paul about the history of Connor Creek.
- Nightmare Fetishist: While he doesn't believe his ancestor's stories about the werewolves of Connor Creek are factual, he is obsessed with werewolves.Aubrey: I was just kidding about the full moon... but I wish I wasn't.
- Scully Syndrome: Despite multiple eyewitnesses to the werewolf attack on Artemis and his willingness to go along with the task force, he refuses to believe the werewolves are real until they outright admit it. Justified, since his great-grandfather was dragged through the mud for believing in werewolves.
- Skeptic No Longer: As of Episode 8, to his delight.Aubrey: The hooey... was true-y.
- Unusual Euphemism: Very fond of the word "hooey."
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- Caligula's Horse: Potentially - the mayor was nominated as a joke and is only a figurehead, but considering she's been the mayor for ten years, and depending how deep the town corruption goes...
- Gone Horribly Right: What was meant to be a joke nomination got taken too far.
- Precious Puppy
- Real-Life Relative: Played by producer Joey Richter and Ags's actress Lauren Lopez's dog.
Town Council Candidates
- All-Loving Hero: He may have been against Miner Mole and Truman, but he had no hate for them. He saw so much good in his town that Artemis and Paul are inspired by it, even after his and many others' deaths.
- Black Sheep: Many of the townspeople note that Ryan put people off with his activism, and Desmond notes that he and Madison had a "hairy relationship."
- Burial at Sea: Ryan's requested method of burial.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: While Ryan comes across as crazy in his quest to get Artemis's attention, his story turns out to have a lot more to it than meets the eye.
- Determinator: After leaving 18 voicemails and trying all manner of getting Artemis to respond to his story, he shows up at APN in person to pitch the story.
- Goshdarn It To Heck: Tends to avoid outright cursing, just like his sister.Ryan: I hope you pardon my French, but I think I'm about to blow your gosh darn mind.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: While his campaign aimed to protect the town from exploitation, many of the townsfolk thought he was too extreme and preferred Truman.
- Named After Somebody Famous: While he wan't consciously named after Ryan Reynolds, he's been able to use it to his advantage as he's now used to people answering his emails right away.
- Nice Guy: He's just trying to look out for his town. Chapter 9 reveals he kept a lockbox of happy memories from Connor Creek, and believed Connor Creek was noble for striving to always be good enough.
- Posthumous Character: Despite his death in Episode 1, the investigation into his death drives the rest of the series.
- Properly Paranoid: Though he comes off as Cloud Cuckoolander to Artemis and even the other townsfolk, him turning up dead basically proves he was right to worry.
- Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Calls out Truman's view of progress and her slogan of "never settle" as too cynical, since it assumes that Connor Creek could never be good enough on its own.
- Single-Issue Wonk: Apparently came across this way to the townsfolk as he got more extreme in his protests against Miner Mole.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's the one who kicks off the plot by pitching his story to Artemis and Paul.
- Vindicated by History: After being written off by half the town (and Artemis) and dying by Truman's hand for standing against her, he's memorialized in a more heroic light six months after Truman was revealed to be the Big Bad.
The Duplicitous Politician.
- Ax-Crazy: Definitely violent and unhinged, and wields a literal pickaxe against Desmond in their battle.
- Bright Is Not Good: Truman is seen in a white blouse throughout the show. She also has white fur in her wolf form.
- Corrupt Politician: All but confirmed her campaign is getting paid off by Silas Torsen so the council will let Miner Mole extract silver ore in Connor Creek. It works.
- Evil Laugh: In Episode 8, after killing Silas.
- Faux Affably Evil: Compliments Artemis on the podcast while holding Silas's bloody heart in her hands, right before trying to kill her.
- To Artemis. Both are ambitious and won't settle for anything less than their highest goal. But while Artemis wants the truth, Truman wants power, making them diametrically opposed in their goals.
- To Madison. While Truman is poised and well-spoken, but duplicitous, Madison is tomboyish and awkward, but sincere. Additionally, both Truman and Madison come from working class backgrounds and have pride in their family. But while Truman's adult life has consisted of never staying in a place for more than a couple of years, Madison lives in the same town as her ancestors.
- To Silas. While Silas and Truman are on the same side, where Silas has a clear disdain for the town and a public record of misdeeds, Truman manipulates the town under the guise of bringing them together and has concealed much of her upbringing from public view.
- To Desmond. While both are werewolves and the scions of their respective lines, Desmond keeps a low profile and aims to protect his pack and his town, while Truman puts herself front and center in the elections and works alone to destroy everything.
- I Approved This Message: Her ad sign-off is, "This ad is paid for by Truman For Connor Creek."
- I Work Alone: Calls herself a lone wolf.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- Truman points out that Artemis crossed a line when she interfered with the town council election.
- Artemis admits that Truman's history, experience, and apparent concern for Connor Creek made her an attractive candidate... if you take out the potential bribes and connection to murder.
- Points out that all of the murders have taken place at night.
- Long Game: Her original plan was to get elected, let Miner Mole take the silver from the mines, and slowly sap the Connor wolves of their control so that the town would turn against them when they inevitably transformed. But Artemis and Paul's interference necessitated speeding up the plan.
- Manipulative Bastard: Uses the murders she committed to rally the town against the Connor werewolves and create the Werewolf Hunting Task Force.
- Meaningful Name: Truman means "trustworthy." Played straight in that many of the townsfolk perceive her that way, inverted in that she's the opposite of trustworthy. She's even lying about her last name.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Subverted - Truman likes small-town politics because they lack all the bureaucracy, and she aims to be the tie-breaker for the town council, thus speeding things up instead of slowing them down.
- Puppet King: Seems to be knowingly acting as a puppet for Miner Mole's interests. Inverted - rather than Miner Mole using her, she's using them to get revenge on the Connor werewolves.
- Rabble Rouser: Does this under the guise of being a Reasonable Authority Figure, but clearly has other motives for creating the Werewolf Hunting Task Force.
- Revenge: Truman's goal in Connor Creek is to take revenge on the Connor wolves for casting her ancestors out by slowly turning the town against them. She was so consumed with bloodlust she didn't even consider the survival of her line.
- The Social Expert: She comes off as surprisingly warm, friendly, and hands-on for a politician - she took Artemis's phone call directly instead of rescheduling or handing it off to an assistant. She can also rapidly calm down a crazed crowd.
- The Reveal: In Episode 8, Truman is revealed to be from the rival McMahon family, and she is behind the murders.
- Rhyming Names: Her real name, Truman McMahon (pronounced "McMann").
- Tomboyish Name: An attractive young woman named "Truman". Also a Preppy Name.
- Villain with Good Publicity: She's created a sterling reputation to cover up some shifty dealings.
- Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
- Would Hurt a Child: Kills 16-year-old Jewel Irons offscreen in Episode 8.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In Episode 8, she runs in screaming about a white wolf murdering the Irons family. When Silas says he's going to call Sheriff Madison, she immediately kills him with an Attack To The Heart.