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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.

A character sheet can be found here.


  • 420, Blaze It: The cast page gives Kimmy's birthday as April 20, aka 4/20, for comedic purposes.
  • 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.
  • Angrish: Ozzie descends into this after being shot for the first time as a vampire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Call-Forward: In the flashback tale about how Ozzie became a vampire, Glasya-Labolas is seen in statue form in an old temple.
  • 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.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: When the souls Glasya-Labolas ate flee his mouth, Ozzie shoves Steve's back in. Austin later calls her on it, but she brushes it off.
    Ozzie: He's in a better place now.
    Austin: He's in a demon's stomach in Hell.
    Ozzie: I stand by what I said.
  • 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 glare.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Faint in Shock: Kim faints when she first meets Grimsley, the talking book. The Jump Scare from the skeleton that he's forgotten to warn her about doesn't help.
  • 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.
  • Food as Bribe:
    • Austin gets Kimmy to hang out with him by offering to buy her a pizza.
    • Alastor convinces Leonard and Gogmagog to catch Ozzie and hold off eating any humans by promising them a chocolate bar.
  • Foregone Conclusion: In the tale we hear of Ozzie becoming a vampire, we know Ozzie, Kimmy, Grimsley, and Austin make it out OK.
  • 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.
  • Getting Eaten Is Harmless: When Malphas eats a group of people, Ozzie is able to force her to barf them up, grossed out but alive.
  • 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.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: One of a vampire's powers. Ozzie tries to use it to make Matt forget he saw her, but she's interrupted. Catherine, one of the vampires responsible for turning Ozzie, uses 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 Have Your Wife: Ozzie suspects that the vampires working for the one that turned her brought Kimmy along as leverage, 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.
  • 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.
  • Lousy Lovers Are Losers: Kimmy says she broke up with one of her exes because he was a major Narcissist who was terrible at sex.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • One Degree of Separation: Nora is in a band with Matt's roommate.
  • 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.
  • Portal Crossroad World: The nexus of all realities is a space-y looking place full of mysterious floating pyramids and portals to other worlds.
  • Power Levels: The power classes for demons are: Minion, Lord, Dreadnought, and God.
  • Prisoner's Last Meal: Referenced in a Seinfeldian Conversation in "Episode 4: This Immortal Coil."
    Austin: Yeah, imagine if your last meal was back at the Gorilla Bar Lounge.
    Kimmy: Oh man that reminds me: have you guys ever looked up what dudes on death row order for their last meals?
    Austin: No, because I'm not a sociopath.
    Ozzie: It's nuts! They let you order anything! Pasta as far as the eye can see!!
  • Protagonist Title: The comic is named after its main character, Ozzie (who is a vampire).
  • Punny Name:
  • 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.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: On the way to the party in the chapter 4 flashback, Kimmy checking on Ozzie segues into a discussion between them and Austin about last meals, which gets heated when it comes to the logistics of ordering Shamrock Shakes.
  • "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. Apparently this is key to why she was chosen to try and break the seal to the demon world.
    • 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.
  • Sneeze Cut: On this page, Itzel declares that she will purge the world of evil, including vampires, then it cuts to Ozzie in class, sneezing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Twinkle in the Eye: Kimmy before she kicks Labolas in the groin, and Alastor before he reads Nora's mind.
  • Vampire Hickey: The day Ozzie became a vampire, she woke up with two puncture wounds on her neck.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Characters have different outfits on in different chapters, although they're usually roughly the same (in particular, Austin's durag always has something different written on it).