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    Oscar Wilde 

Oscar Wilde
Not the Oscar Wilde, just an Oscar Wilde. A writer from Chicagoland, Oscar rented Sylvia’s house from Barbara Yaga without knowing it was haunted. Oscar is good natured, even-tempered, and a little pedantic. He doesn’t like to talk about himself and finds ways to avoid conversations that get too personal. He has a weakness for beer and pretty girls.
— Official Website
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Oscar's entire backstory is a hinted-at mystery. Initially he seems like the most level-headed character in the comic. However, as the story goes on, we get more hints about his past and it's implied early on that he has a rather strained relationship with his father.
    • A flashback in Chapter Eight implies that Oscar might be a runaway groom.
  • From New York to Nowhere: Oscar moved from California to a small town in Oklahoma.
  • Hand Behind Head: He occasionally does this when nervous or embarrassed.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: Oscar is well-read and confirmed to be jewish by Word of God. He's also very nerdy. He's a big fan of Terminator 2 and even uses a picture of it as lockscreen on his phone. He also seems to be a fan of Ghostbusters.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: Oscar is the most sensitive, caring and loyal character in the comic.
  • Meaningful Name: Oscar Wilde is a writer, just like his namesake.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: Oscar is a journalist.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Oscar Wilde, obviously.
  • Nice Guy: By far the nicest, most down-to-earth person in the comic.
  • Perma-Stubble: Oscar usually wears five-day stubble throughout the comic.
  • Ship Tease: With Sylvia.
  • Token Human: He's literally just some guy.
  • Unreliable Narrator: In Chapter Eight he reveals to Cliff he used to be engaged before moving to Podunk. He claims he and his ex parted on good terms. A quick flashback implies he might have left a few details out.
  • Weirdness Magnet: He rents a house inhabited by a ghost, helps an injured werewolf, and discovers a talking bear and its swarm of spider-minions. In three days.

    Sylvia Snyder 

Sylvia Snyder
The ghost of a World War 2 mathematician, Sylvia died in 1948 and has haunted her mother’s house ever since. She was very lonely until Oscar moved in. Sylvia loves card games and learning about what has happened in the world since she died. Her emotions sometimes get the better of her and she is prone to sudden mood swings.
— Official Website

  • Alliterative Name: Sylvia Snyder
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Subtle but noticable. She can occasionally be seen staring at Oscar for a little too long. On one page it even looks like she's staring at his butt.
  • Friendly Ghost: Although only to people she likes.
  • Ghostly Chill: She is a ghost, after all.
  • Monochrome Apparition: Drawn in greys, blacks and whites.
  • Out of Focus: She gets the least amount of page-time out of all the main characters. Justified, as she's a Ghost and therefore can't leave the place where she died.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different
  • Ship Tease: With Oscar.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Although she isn't technically alive, she watches people move into and out of her house, usually without getting to know them by talking directly. She gets upset at the thought of Oscar going out to do something dangerous and she might not see him again.


    Clifford Norman 

Clifford Norman
A sixteen-year-old werewolf from Oklahoma. Clifford was originally born in Georgia, but his mother moved to Podunk shortly after he was born. Clifford doesn’t trust many people and keeps his wolf side a secret. He doesn't like Eliza and currently seems to be under the protection of the White Faced Bear. He and Oscar are not-friends.
— Official Website


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