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Ozzie the Vampire is an action/comedy/slice-of-life webcomic by Eric Lide.

The star of our story is Ozzie — art student, metalhead, and recently-turned vampire living in the city of Gloomburg, New Jersey. Said city is a magnet for demons crossing into the human realm, so Ozzie often finds herself fighting them off, with help from her best friend Kimmy and the magical talking tome Grimsley.


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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Steve, for Ozzie and Kimmy. Ozzie counts him having asked her out 98 times.
  • All There in the Manual: The site has a good deal of info on the characters.
  • And I Must Scream: The female vampire working with Ozzie's sire in the flashback story purposefully left Kimmy only partially hypnotized when she tried to bite her, keeping her paralyzed but aware of what was about to happen, saying that the fear made the blood tastier.
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  • Angrish: Ozzie descends into this after being shot for the first time as a vampire.
    Ozzie: YOU MOTHER FRACKIN' RAZZMATAZZ RFFGHHAGTJKJ
  • Any Last Words?: Alastor asks Ozzie this as she dangles over a ledge over lava. She responds by flinging lava at him while answering, "Yeah. Shut up already!!"
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • According to Alastor, Ozzie encapsulates the three things he hates most: humans, human-sympathizers, and disproportionately-sized heads.
    • Kimmy describes why she broke up with two of her exes: One was a weird narcissist who plastered his bedroom walls with photos of his face, and was bad at sex to boot. The other listened to Green Day.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Kimmy has a few moments like this regarding Ozzie, like when she threatens a demon that thinks she summoned them to fight Ozzie and not just Alastor, or when she was younger and gave Ozzie her lunches when she didn't have anything to eat.
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  • Belly Mouth: Glasya-Labolas grows a head out of his belly to suck up souls en masse.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Alastor uses his pointed tail to tunnel through the ground to try and stab Ozzie. He later succeeds in stabbing her through the back with it, though it doesn't really hurt her.
  • Big Red Devil: Alastor's 'Nemesis' form has classic devil features such as horns (long and curved like a goat's), cloven hooves, and a pointed tail.
  • Bi the Way: Kimmy has had at least one guy ex and one girl ex. The girl ex apparently is also bi, given that she was hanging over the guy ex at a party.
  • Bland-Name Product:
    • Apparently this world's version of Target is called Bullseye.
    • Alastor offers a "Roose's FastBreak" to the demon who can find Ozzie.
  • Blatant Lies: Ozzie denying being a vampire while she's floating in mid-air with her wings out. She almost gets away with it because Gogmagog has only the barest idea of what humans are supposed to look like.
  • Blinding Bangs: Ozzie's default look has her left eye completely covered, despite it being fully functional.
  • Blood Magic:
    • The spell to summon the Knights of Amdusias involves offering a bit of blood, which Kimmy accomplishes by biting her thumb.
    • Kimmy bound herself to Grimsley by writing her name in him with her blood.
  • Body Horror: Some demons have pretty weird anatomy; take Master Leonard's mouth, which looks like a ball gag but turns into mouthed tentacles when it's time for feeding.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Master Leonard and Malphas are demons with bondage-themed designs.
  • Boss Subtitles: Demons have their names and titles appear on panel when they first show up.
    • Monger of Manslaughter & Eternal Bloodshed: Glasya-Labolas
    • Fallen Giant: Gogmagog
    • Infernal Seducer: Master Leonard
    • Punisher of Vile Men: Alastor
    • Captain of Ambdusias' Knights: Jeff
    • Shredder of Souls: Bill
    • Reaper Creeper: Mike
    • The Silent Shield: Ken
    • Bloodsucking Wraith: Vampire (Dorrian)
    • Also a Bloodsucking Wraith: Vampire (Catherine)
    • Revealer of Secret Thoughts: Malphas
    • The Face of Many: Dantalion
  • Breath Weapon: Alastor has some powerful fire breath.
  • Call-Forward: In the tale about how Ozzie became a vampire, Glasya-Labolas is seen in statue form in an old temple.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Summoning demons means sharing and dividing the caster's life force among them for as long as they remain summoned.
  • The Coats Are Off: Ozzie takes off her hoodie and tosses it aside when facing Glasya-Labolas.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Kimmy tricks Glasya-Labolas into turning around, then kicks him in the groin from behind.
    Glasya-Labolas: Dishonorable!! Uncouth!! Have you wenches no sense of a warrior's code?!?!
    Kimmy: God, no.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Matt's room gives off this vibe. On his door he has a poster of an alien with the word "TRUTH", and tacked up on the walls he has newspaper articles about demons and diagrams of pentagrams and The Illuminati symbol.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Ozzie and Kimmy come across this in the forest dimension.
  • Death Glare: As shown in flashback, Kimmy can do a mean one.
  • Definitely Just a Cold: According to Kimmy, Ozzie won't admit if there's anything wrong with her until she has no other choice. Ozzie's slow transformation into a vampire involved waking up with memory loss, feeling off, discovering mysterious puncture wounds in her neck, periodically blanking out and seeing visions, and discovering that she had a Healing Factor. She hid everything but the memory loss from her friends and kept insisting that she was fine.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: There are Lord class demons, all of whom can command their own minions.
  • Demon Slaying: Ozzie, Kimmy, and Grimsley protect the human realm by slaying demons and sealing them away.
  • Devour the Dragon: As Alastor lays near defeat, he absorbs the already defeated Gogmagog and the last remains of his life force, which heals him and activates his One-Winged Angel form.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When Ozzie first became a vampire, Kimmy went after her immediately, but it's later pointed out that she had no idea what to do when they caught up to Ozzie.
  • Disappeared Dad: Matt's dad's disappearance is apparently what got him into the supernatural in the first place.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Master Leonard is sensitive about his name; Kimmy mocking it (and prompting other people to start laughing) reduces him to tears as he recalls being made fun of in high school.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Alastor has a very strong Puny Humans worldview, and repeatedly expresses disbelief and contempt at Ozzie protecting people from demons.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Alastor has eyes covering his body.
  • Fainting: Kim fainted when she first found Grimsley.
  • Finger in a Barrel: Ozzie blocks a fire blast from Alastor at point-blank range by stuffing her foot into his mouth, which makes him explode.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: After entering his 'Nemesis' state, Alastor flicks Ozzie and sends her flying.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: The Pocket Dimension that Alastor fights Ozzie in has this vibe, complete with sea of lava.
  • Flash Step: Vampires and some other demons can do this.
  • Foregone Conclusion: In the tale we hear of Ozzie becoming a vampire, we know Ozzie, Kimmy, Grimsley, and Austin make it out OK.
  • Forgettable Character: Neither Ozzie nor Kimmy recognize Matt upon meeting him again in chapter 3.
  • Gas Leak Cover-Up: The attack by Alastor and his cronies is explained off as a gas leak, the demons being hallucinations. How much of it was a cover up and how much was because demons don't show up on film is unknown.
  • Geometric Magic: Kimmy traces a pentagram into the ground as part of a summoning ritual.
  • Glamour Failure: Like vampires, demons don't have reflections, though in their case it's because as long as the barrier between the realms is still up, they can't fully manifest on Earth.
  • Groin Attack: Kimmy kicks Glasya-Labolas between the legs while his back is turned.
  • Halloween Episode: Ozzie's birthday is on Halloween, and it's also when she became a vampire, which is likely not a coincidence.
  • Harping on About Harpies: The demon Malphas has a humanoid body and head with birdlike wings and legs.
  • Healing Factor: Ozzie can regenerate from almost any injury by regrowing her flesh or reforming as a cloud of bats; Grimsley notes that even she wouldn't recover from a fall into lava, though.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Kimmy is a caustic and ruthless person of few morals. When she questions why Glasya-Labolas failed to take her soul and Grimsley answers "You don't have a soul", her reply is "Sweet."
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Ozzie, as a vampire who slays demons.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: One of Ozzie's powers. She tries to use it to make Matt forget he saw her, but she's interrupted. Catherine, one of the vampires responsible for turning Ozzie, has this power as well. In addition to petrifying Kimmy before attempting to feed on her, Ozzie thinks that they influenced her into coming with them to be turned, and to make sure Kimmy came along the second time as collateral so they would have a way to control her since her transformation apparently made her immune.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Ozzie doesn't know who the vampire who turned her is, and she apparently would like to give them a piece of her mind.
  • I Have Your Wife: Ozzie suspects that the vampires working for the one that turned her brought Kimmy along for this reason, since their Hypnotic Eyes won't work on Ozzie anymore.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Austin has a crush on Nora in the first chapter. Not only is Nora gay, she's in a committed long distance relationship. Said relationship, for the curious, is marriage.
  • Inelegant Blubbering:
    • Matt dissolves into tears, snot, and repeated "OMG"s when he meets Ozzie and thinks she's going to suck his blood.
    • Kimmy and Ozzie blubber "OMG"s and "holy shit"s after reuniting in the chapter 5 flashback, as they're both brand new to everything supernatural and overwhelmed by all the recent danger.
  • Joisey: Demons have the easiest time crossing over into New Jersey because of all the malice and negativity floating around.
  • Kissing the Ground:
    • Matt when he gets back from Alastor's lava dimension.
    • Kimmy in the flashback arc when she gets back to her home dimension.
  • Late for School: Ozzie has a habit of running late for everything, including school. In chapter 2, she's running late for school because her alarms weren't set at an audible volume.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Ozzie loses one of her slip-on shoes when transported to midair in Alastor's pocket dimension. It's used to illustrate the danger of the lava as the shoe falls in and is destroyed.
  • Magically Binding Contract: Kimmy's bond with Grimsley seems to be this, and it apparently has serious consequences if she uses her powers against normal humans.
  • More Than Mind Control: Kimmy describes Catherine's use of her Hypnotic Eyes to "encourage" her to come with Ozzie and the pair of other vampires as rearranging the thoughts already in her head, and while Ozzie's memories of the night she was turned are still fuzzy at that point, she suspects that their claims that she came along willingly are because of the same power.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Not only can Ozzie use her wings as extra arms, she can sprout multiple pairs of wings.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Kimmy is a total caffeine addict, she's sipped on a latte in the middle of a demon fight, and her character profile (which states that her favorite drink is anything with caffeine in it) implies she spends a lot of money on coffee, and will refuse to discuss the specific amount.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much:
    • Ozzie rejects feeding on humans, preferring to eat the demons attacking her and her friends instead.
    • Lord Amdusias's Skulldiers are sympathetic to humanity, and are polite to Kimmy, admiring her spirit.
  • Narcissist: One of Kimmy's exes covered an entire room with photos of himself.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Malphas goes "Ohhhhohoho!" when she first shows up.
  • Nominal Hero: Ozzie and Kimmy to varying extents. Ozzie doesn't care about humanity so much as protecting the city she lives in from demon invaders. Kimmy verges on being a Heroic Comedic Sociopath — it's implied she made some kind of deal with Grimsley that obligates her to fight and seal away demons.
  • No-Sell:
    • Glasya-Labolas' Your Soul Is Mine technique fails on Ozzie and Kimmy, Ozzie because being a vampire means that the Devil already owns her soul, and Kimmy because Grimsley claims she doesn't HAVE a soul.
    • It's later revealed that Kimmy's bond with Grimsley comes with an immunity to demonic magic like vampire mesmerism.
  • Nothing but Skulls: A glimpse of the demon realm shows mounds upon mounds of skulls, with a few femurs tossed in.
  • Not Quite Dead: Alastor managed to escape the sealing of the majority of what was left of his body.
  • No, You: When Austin expresses concern for Ozzie and she snaps at him.
    Austin: You look kind of sweaty...
    Ozzie: You look kind of sweaty!
  • Older Than They Look: Nora is 27, not that Ozzie could tell.
  • One Degree of Separation: Nora is in a band with Matt's roommate.
  • One-Winged Angel: Alastor's 'Nemesis' form.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Ozzie can fly, turn into bats, and regenerate. She's vulnerable to decapitation, stakes through the heart, garlic, sunlight, and possibly silver. She also sleeps in a coffin.
  • Painful Transformation: As we see in a flashback, Ozzie's transformation into a vampire took place over an entire day, and at the end she was in severe pain with blood leaking from her eyes. It is even implied to have been fatal for someone else who went through it.
  • Parental Neglect: Ozzie's parents apparently didn't pay her much attention when she was younger. Her dad was often away on tour, though they did watch TV together when he was home, and they rarely remembered to give her lunch money or anything to eat for lunch when she was at school.
  • Pet the Dog: In sixth grade, Kimmy gave her packed lunches (which she hated anyway) to Ozzie, whose parents always forgot to give her lunch money. Austin tears up on hearing this and claims "you do have a heart!"
  • Pocket Dimension:
    • Alastor transports the protagonists to a pocket dimension filled with lava. They are transported back to Earth upon his defeat.
    • Dantalion has a pocket dimension, which appears to be filled with a fog or void, from which she can work her tracking abilities.
  • Polyamory: Shari and Nora apparently have no problem extending their marriage to Ozzie and Kimmy after hearing about their bravery in the otherdimensional forest, though the former isn't interested in marriage and the latter's too shocked for a proper reply.
  • Power Incontinence: Right after her transformation progressed to the point that she lost her reflection and started crying tears of blood, Ozzie lost control of her body completely.
  • Power Levels: The power classes for demons are: Minion, Lord, Dreadnought, and God.
  • The Pretty Guys Are Stronger: While Alastor's minions are huge monsters, Alastor himself resembles a gray human man with some demonic features. His Nemesis form, while more monstrous, is still humanoid in size and shape, with a slim, graceful air.
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  • Puny Humans: Alastor repeatedly expresses his contempt for humans, as they are under demons on the food chain.
  • The Quiet One: Ken only speaks in one-word statements. Fittingly, his title is "The Silent Shield".
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Jeff thought Grimsley was dead until Kimmy summoned them through him. Grimsley corrects him in that he was asleep, but had hoped he'd never need to wake up again.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The demon Glasya-Labolas was sealed inside a vinyl record.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Throughout chapter 2, Ozzie is attempting to get to class on time, but first she must fight some demons that have shown up. The end of the chapter reveals that class was canceled that day because of the destruction the fighting caused in town. And her homework was damaged by the heat, to boot.
  • Shout-Out: Some of the demons that show up are based on/named after demons from the Ars Goetia. There's Glasya-Labolas, Malphas, and Dantalion.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Ozzie delivers a speech about Alastor's social darwinistic beliefs before draining him, pointing out that for all his bluster about humans being inferior to demons, the fact that she's a demon who feeds on other demons means that she's the real apex predator..
  • Significant Birth Date:
    • Ozzie's birthday is on Halloween.
    • Kimmy's birthday is April 20 (aka 4/20).
    • Austin's birthday is November 11 — 11/11.
  • Sinister Scythe: Mike and Bill's weapons; Mike has a single large one, while Bill has two smaller ones.
  • The Social Darwinist: Alastor has a very strong version of this, believing that demons are in the right to rule over and eat humans because of their greater power, and thus is incensed by Ozzie protecting mankind. Ozzie turns this philosophy on him when she drains him, saying that since she's a demon that eats other demons, that means that she's the real apex predator.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Justified; as more demons cross over, the barrier between worlds gets weaker, allowing more powerful demons to cross over. Alastor was the strongest the group has faced yet, and he's only a Lord class demon, the second lowest type on the power chain. If a Dreadnaught-class crosses over, the world is doomed.
  • The Soulless: Grimsley says that Kimmy has no soul when she is unaffected by a Your Soul Is Mine demon power. Whether he is kidding, and there's another reason for it, or if he's telling the truth and Kimmy really is devoid of a soul for some reason is unknown.
  • Spell Book: Grimsley boasts numerous spells within his pages, from frog conjuration to lightning to various summoning spells.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Steve to Ozzie. He's been shot down by her over 90 times.
  • Starter Villain: Glasya-Labolas, who Ozzie takes down without much issue.
  • Suck E. Cheese's: Funland is one of these, judging from the exterior. They have pizza, arcade games, laser tag, employees in animal costumes handing out balloons, and little kids running around. Austin and Ozzie frequent the place.
  • Summon Magic: Grimsley can be used to summon certain demons and guardian spirits.
  • Super Senses: Ozzie has better eyesight than a human, able to make what's happening in a fast-paced fight that just appears as blurs to Austin.
  • Tear Off Your Face: Ozzie's method of proving herself as a vampire to Shari is to rip off her own face.
  • They Would Cut You Up: Part of why Ozzie doesn't exactly advertise her abilities.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Master Leonard. Also the Knights of Amdusias, who are named Jeff, Bill, Mike, and Ken.
  • Too Much Information: After seeing an ex at Ozzie's birthday party, Kimmy offhandedly mentions a detail of her sex life to Austin, who looks uncomfortable and sips his drink.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pizza for Kimmy. Austin is able to bribe her into a night out just by offering to buy her some.
  • Twinkle in the Eye: Kimmy before she kicks Labolas in the groin, and Alastor before he reads Nora's mind.
  • The Un-Smile: Kimmy's "nice person smile".
  • Villainous Face Hold: Catherine does this to Kimmy a couple times — when they first meet and she goes in an instant from being a distance away to having her hand at her throat, and later when she's about to try and drink her blood.
  • Villain Respect: Alastor tends to have a very negative view of humanity, but he lets Nora go without letting Gogmagog eat her because, when he looked into her soul when trying to find out more on Ozzie, he notes that for a human she has unusually strong conviction, living life on her own terms and refusing to just accept the status quo. His last line to her before leaving is that she'd make a great demon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Ozzie and Kimmy are best friends who've known each other since sixth grade. They also insult and get on each other's nerves a lot.
  • Voice of the Legion: Ozzie's black speech bubble on this page, according to The Rant, is meant to be read with a "scary demonic double voice".
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Ozzie can turn into a bat. She can also turn part or all of her body into a bat cloud, and reform them into weapons.
  • We Can Rule Together: Alastor offers to let Ozzie work for him. She refuses, of course.
  • The World Is Not Ready: Kimmy believes that if the truth about demons and the like got out, society would collapse. Matt's dad apparently felt the same way.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: The fight with Alastor in the Alter of Madness takes a not insignificant amount of time, but barely any has passed when he's beaten and they leave.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Glasya-Labolas starts sucking out the souls of the record store customers to get back to Hell. Ozzie is immune due to her vampirism, and Kimmy is apparently The Soulless.
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