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Sock / Napoleon Maxwell Sowachowski
Our "Hero"
An annoyingly friendly demon. Is the main character.
  • Accidental Murder: Sock accidentally murdered both of his parents. While he was sleeping.
  • Affably Evil: This is a kid who grew up fascinated with killing things and later went on to cheerfully commit himself to driving an innocent young man to "punch his own ticket". And yet... he's so cute! And terrible at his job! Notably, the webcomic outright stated his affability is genuine. He just also likes killing.
  • Anime Hair: Sock's hair sits at a 90 degree angle from his head when he removes his hat.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He's not explicitly stated to be gay, but his rather effeminate features, his wearing a skirt, his suspicious chumminess with Jonathan, his numerous Ship Tease moments with Jonathan, it's not hard to get suspicoius, and is a common Fanon interpretation. The creator says his orientation is some version of "gender isn't important."
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sock might be very sweet, but he has a twisted mind, and he has killed people before.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Sock has a very wide smile.
  • Companion Cube: In one of the pages of the webcomic, Sock talks to his weapon. He does for one sentence in the short too, but that cut out the comic's monologue from after Sock stabs himself. Erica says that his knife was his only friend growing up.
  • Cute But Psycho: Sock is cute, friendly, and murderous.
  • Compressed Hair: It is quite impressive how much hair he can fit under his hat.
  • Dateless Grave: Played for Laughs: Sock's tombstones don't even have proper names on them, to the point where he marked his own tombstone as just "ME". Discussed in this fancomic
  • Driven to Suicide: Sock went through several options in his head before settling on opting for suicide, not wanting to inconvenience anyone with a trial he knew he'd be guilty of.
  • Fangs Are Evil: When Sock tells Jon that he is a demon, Sock's teeth go all sharp for a second.
  • Foil: Jonathan and Sock are somewhat opposite in personality with Sock being usually excited and hyper, while Jonathan is much more cold and dour.
  • Flaming Devil: He is a demon, he is certainly effeminate, and the are hints of him having a crush on Jonathan.
  • Friendless Background: Word of God states that Sock's knife was his most trusted friend.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Sock has goggles that just look cool.

Jonathan Combs
A dour high school student who would rather not be haunted by a pesky demon named Sock.
  • Anime Hair: Jonathan has very bizarre hair. His hair is even described as "animation" in his hellfile!
  • Defrosting Ice King: Gender Flipped. Jonathan is very cold to Sock at first, but begins warming up to him in the second montage.
  • Dull Surprise: Jonathan often reacts to the weirdest things in the most deadpan way possible.
  • '80s Hair: Jonathan has a hairstyle that can be best described as "blond hedgehog".
  • Emotionless Boy: Gender Flipped. Jonathan only rarely shows emotion, even under situations that would be very stressful, like being haunted by a demon.
  • Emo Teen: He's a high school student and caustic, dour and snarky.
  • Foil: Jonathan and Sock are somewhat opposite in personality with Sock being usually excited and hyper, while Jonathan is much more cold and dour.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: He wears headphones, and he's antisocial and doesn't talk to anyone.
  • I See Dead People: Jonathan is the only living person who can see Sock who is a ghost and a demon.
  • Only Sane Man: Jonathan is a fairly normal, mentally stable teenager, in contrast to the rest of the cast.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Jonathan is a highschooler, and doesn't seem to have anything weird about him...aside by the fact he's being haunted by a demon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sock is usually excited and hyper, while Jonathan is much more cold and dour.
  • Skewed Priorities: Jonathan is most surprised at Sock not because Sock's a demon that only he can see, but because Sock had never heard of a band Jonathan listens to.
  • Suburbia: Jon lives in a small suburban area.
  • The Stoic: Jonathan doesn't talk much unless he is spoken to, and rarely shows emotion.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches. Sandwiches are the only food he has been shown eating in the short, and it has been expanded upon that it is his favorite food.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Jonathan is an Ordinary High-School Student who is currently being haunted by a demon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jonathan is this with Sock. The friendship is a variation in which Jonathan is vitriolic, while Sock is much, much friendlier, but wants Jon to kill himself.

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A man of wealth and taste
The manager of Hell and Sock's boss.



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