Minor characters who do not appear often enough to warrant having their own pages. See also List of characters. Agent Cranium, Agent Wolf, Tony and Principal Verrückt now have their own pages but old discussions may link to this page when referring to them.
The following minor characters are described in other pages:
- For Susan's Logic, Curiosity, Nature and Nurture see Susan#Susan's mind
- For Noriko Verres see The Verres
- For Mrs. and Mr. Dunkel and Brownie see The Dunkels
- For Akiko and Mr. Kitsune see The Kitsunes
- For Mrs. and Mr. Pompoms see The Pompoms
- For Travis and Unusagi see Lucky Bunny Bounty Show
- For Mr. Brown see The Browns
- "It reeks of mystery."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-12-17
Mr. Alephnull is the math teacher at Moperville South High School; he tried to solve the mystery of Grace and Ellen with math, apparently getting the correct result by accident. Later, he taught Grace how to answer a scantron test. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-12-17.
- "You somehow manage to get paid for being a doofus. You've gotta respect that!"
—EGS:NP Comic for 2004-08-27
Alice is Dr. Germahn's receptionist and niece. She seems apathetic towards her work and coworkers, although this may simply be the result of boredom. She "respects" Amanda for getting paid for being a klutz. She first appeared in the EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2003-02-28.
- "I am in search of Avalon."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-10-20
Her wife Dame Tara revealed that her name is Andrea. She was supposed to investigate something described as an "energy clog", and was supposed to return in week. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-10-21.
- Other appearance - EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2013-10-27
- Name Andrea - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-11-25
- Has a bad sense of direction - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-11-30
- Could easily defeat a hippo - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-12-02
- Explains a lot - EGS Main Story Comic for 2016-03-11
Andy Debtman is the host of the series "Man Engulfs Food". When he is about to eat the "Pancake Mount Doom" meal, Grace becomes the fourth person to complete eating it in 25 years. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-05-12. He is inspired by Adam Richman.
Archie is young Ellen's love interest in the Second Life dreams that resulted from Nioi's nose-beep. He is a greater chimera, and has antennae in the back, which Kaoli thinks is weird. When Ellen and Archie grew older in the second life dimension, they got into a relationship. Second Life Ellen slept with Archie, despite the fact that he, as a greater chimera, has no interest in sex. This made our Ellen realise she was still uncomfortable about being attracted to men, and led to her decision to pursue a relationship with Nanase in the main dimension. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-09-13. He might also be an alternate version of Noah, as both are blond seyunolu with antennae coming out of the back of their heads (both of which have been described as "pigtails").
- "What was seen is what was."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-01
Arthur J. Arthur is the former and current head of the Moperville local FBI branch of paranormal investigators. He is also a renowned author, and presents himself to the general public as a skeptic and former consultant to the FBI as part of his strategy to keep the paranormal secret. He preceded Mr. Verres in the position, and came out of retirement to succeed him. Tedd has met him when he was younger. He is not opposed to revealing the existence of magic if it is unavoidable that it would be revealed eventually, but is intent on keeping the accessibility of magic secret. He also chose to allow local police and teenagers to fight a dragon rather than reveal that the Federal government has magic users. As said by Jerry, he is more concerned with keeping secrets than helping people.
The first drawings of Arthur were intended as being for a different character, but Dan liked the design and wanted to use it for this character as opposed to Sirleck's host. Arthur's character originally had longer hair, which Dan felt made him look too similar to Sirleck's host, so Dan edited the comic to give Arthur shorter hair.
He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-11-29.
He values the needs of the many over the few to a somewhat frightening degree. It’s easier for him to do that when he distances himself from the few, however. He is also willing to make sacrifices in the short term for what he expects to be a better long term. He’s also got a bit of nationalism to him in that he’s proud to be an American and a lot of what he’s willing to do is to protect the freedom of (most) of its people.
Assistant Director Liefeld
- "I'm promoting you to head of paranormal diplomacy."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-01-19
Assistant Director Liefeld is an extremely beefy man who works in the same government agency as Mr. Verres. He recently promoted Mr. Verres to "head of paranormal diplomacy", which is an office that hadn't previously existed. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-01-19.
- "Tedd, what're you doing? There are better ways for us to take advantage of your father being out of town..."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-07-23
Beta Ellen is the alternate of Elliot in the "beta" dimension. She is not Ellen's alternate, since there is no male Elliot in the beta universe, so Beta Ellen was not created by the Dewitchery Diamond. She is in a relationship with Beta Tedd and first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-07-23.
Beta Tedd is Tedd's alternate in the "beta" universe. He is easily distinguished from regular Tedd by the fact that he wears square glasses. Beta Tedd informed the people in the main universe about the existence of Lord Tedd. He has some kind of device that allows for inter-dimensional communication. He is in a relationship with Beta Ellen and first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-07-22.
- "Ha! Yu-Gi-Oh?! Dude, that's kid stuff! Why not play a man's game?"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-06
Bill is a junior high student who hangs out with his friends (including Duck and Drake) to play collectible card games at Justin's store. He considers his "cleavage angel" magical gatherings card the closest thing he has to a girlfriend. He has witnessed Justin's illusion techniques, been at the movies at the same time as Tedd and Grace went, bought at least a couple packs of cards from fairy Nanase, and been at the store both when Sarah visited and when a fire summon attacked. He first appeared in the EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2003-02-28.
Mr. Bleuel is a physics teacher at Moperville South. He doesn't like Nanase because of her blatant disregard for the laws of physics. The character of Mr. Bleuel is a cameo for Darren "Gav" Bleuel, one of Keenspot's founders and author of the comic Nukees. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-04-19.
Chika is another scientist working at Germahn Labs. Dan was searching through various names when he discovered the Japanese name "Chika", which as far as he can tell, is pronounced almost exactly like the Spanish word "Chica", meaning girl. Plotting potential jokes that could play off of that, her name was chosen. She also has a watch that can redistribute shrink energy. She has "experimented" with her sexual preference, but the results are her business. She has a tendency to answer reader's questions prematurely without realizing it. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-01-26.
Commander Jaguar was the leader of the military unit that was sent to clean up the mess after Damien's defeat. He is an imposing figure, and possesses a bladed tail. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-05-31.
Derek has been seen only once, with Diane as she eavesdrops on a conversation between Sarah and Nanase near the end of End of an Era Part 1. He's the only one of Diane's string of meaningless dates we've seen or identified as of yet. Clueless, he seems.
- "This guy's as wacked out as that one crazy chick."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-06-13
Dick is a student at Moperville North seen making fun of Tedd alongside Tony. He also made fun of Susan and didn't care what her name was; he was also not sorry after Tedd made his speech defending her. According to Dan, his name pretty much sums him up, and since it's an actual name some people have, Dan can get away with naming him Dick. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-08-07.
- "NANASE IS HERE!!!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-05
Drake is a junior high student who hangs out with his friends (including Duck and Bill) to play collectible card games at Justin's store. He is a proud member of the Nanase fan club. He swooned at first seeing Melissa. Grace starting to work in the shop didn't escape his attention.
He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-05.
- "Oh, and thanks for the bikini peek, Nanase."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-12
Duck is a junior high student who hangs out with his friends (including Bill and Drake) to play collectible card games at Justin's store. His unusual nickname is derived from the hat he wears that makes him look like a duck and once had the word duck on it. (no relation to the Demonic Duck) Duck has the habit of using the word "gay" as a derogatory term for anything he doesn't like or deems uncool. Upon discovering that Justin is gay, he apologizes for this, stating that people shouldn't be looked down upon just because they're different; the X-Men have taught him well.
After over hearing Nanase talk about her girlfriend, Duck told his friends that the dream of dating Nanase was over but something magical had taken its place. Grace starting to work in the shop didn't escape his attention.
He first appeared in the EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2003-02-28.
Elijah is one of students on party in Family Tree. He's big fan of the "Teen girl detectives" (that is, Nanase and Ellen). He occasionally does a fanboyish squee. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-31.
- "This dojo is nothing but lies!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-18
Eric is a former student of the ASMA Dojo. He had an argument with Sensei Greg about the effectiveness of the training in achieving magical abilities. He later returned and confronted Greg, intending to spar with him in an effort to settle the score with him, but was interrupted by the appearance of a fire summon. He ran screaming from the dojo upon the arrival of Dex. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-18.
- "I sound so cute!"
—EGS:NP Comic for 2017-03-01
Felix is a friend of Kitty's, who Kitty talked to after losing track of Rhoda and Catalina, and then accidentally turned Felix into catgirl. Felix didn't object and in fact had wanted just that: Pandora stated that Felix "is less into transforming people and is more just a trans woman" and then probably gave Felix her own mark. Felix first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2017-02-27.
Firesheep appeared in series of "filler" sketchbook entries before Ellen's flawless victory on Karaoke singing. The first filler says "Comic delayed on account of fire sheep", the second contains the Demonic Duck riding it and the third is a strip about Ellen threatening Dan if he dare make another sheep filler ... which he does.
- "Phew! Well, ain't that a boost to my fragile ego!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-29
Gary is an ex-boyfriend of Nanase who works at a restaurant. He thought Nanase dumped him because he was too geeky, but Nanase later claimed to him that it was entirely because she was a lesbian. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-29.
- "Bully?! I am not a bully!
I just tell it like it is."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-09-29
Gerald is a student who goes to Moperville South. He is an ex-boyfriend of Nanase and resents her for being a lesbian. Nanase went on a couple of dates with him. According to her, he likes arguing and dresses gothically and androgynously to verbally fight. Tedd interpreted Nanase's description of Gerald positively, describing him as "like a Venus flytrap that catches bullies" until meeting him and yelled at him for being a jerk. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-02.
Mr. Guyur was an uryuom scientist attached to Project Lycanthrope who had a unique physical abnormality which allowed him to produce viable uryuom eggs without the aid of another of his kind. These eggs were consequently used to create Grace and her brothers. Mr. Guyur (whose name translates as 'tail') was eventually murdered by Damien. Damien's callous disregard for Guyur, the latter of whom Grace considers her uryuom father, caused her to attack Damien at the climax of the Painted Black arc. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-09-10.
Grace Sciuridae is the name used to refer to the "original" Grace, the daughter of Dr. Sciuridae. She was killed in a car crash at the age of eighteen. Her blood was used to replace that of a strong male human that was to be used in the creation of Shade Tail, resulting in Grace who adopted her full name and who Grace considers her human mother. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-10-10.
She is young, although not as freshly reset as Zeus, who she greatly admires for The Hammers - "Hanma" is supposed to be Japanese for "hammers". She reset to isolation, then happened upon an anime convention and found purpose in Japanese pop culture.
- "And I would love to call your kind by your preferred name, but seeing as you've gone with "immortal" as though you were the only ones, you remain fairies to me."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-08-13
The Hired Goon is a goon Dan hired to settle the confusion about the comic's name once and for all by putting the "Goon" in "El Goonish Shive". The bunnies were not convinced, however. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-08-13.
Jim Tolkiberry is the proprietor of Salty Crackers Comics and Justin's uncle. He interviewed Grace for a job at his store, and told her the story of how he hired Justin. His mustache is quite the conversational piece. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-05-25.
John Troutman is the author of the webcomic Classic Sporkman. After going to the Veronica Mars panel at EGS-Con, he is found by Sarah who asks for his help in finding Susan. After an initial failure, he is given a detective hat by the Teague, leading to him being able to track her down. He then
pulls out a puppet summons Sporkman to stop the fight. His work later becomes a movie, (reviewed by Elliot and Susan) that he reluctantly relinquished creative control over and hates but at least he's a millionaire now. He first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2006-08-12.
Alpha Kaoli is the duplicate of Nioi, and, like Ellen, she was created by the Dewitchery Diamond. Like with Ellen, Nioi also bestowed a "Second Life" on Kaoli (presumably also via a magic nose beep) to age her soul so it would match her body. She had been putting off helping Kaoli because she didn't want her to experience the second life alone, and Ellen provided the solution. So far her only appearance is in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-05-05.
Second Life Kaoli is a very kind, friendly person, and made friends with Second Life Ellen right off the bat. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-09-06.
- "I swear, there were two shrunk cat girls running around!"
—EGS:NP Comic for 2017-02-27
Kitty is a girl who is obsessed with catgirls, and chased Rhoda and Catalina (while they were shrunk, disguised and catgirls) in the EGS:NP storyline Escape From The Mall part 3. After Rhoda shook her off, she was marked by Pandora, and accidentally transformed her friend Felix into a catgirl. She first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2017-01-04.
- "For the last time, Agent Wolf, I am not an alien."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-04-11
Lavender is an uryuom who is the personal assistant of Mr. Verres at the DGB. Agent Wolf thinks she's an alien, but that's clearly nonsense. There is some evidence that she has a particular interest in Mr. Verres. She is able to change colors ... and evidently Dan didn't settle on her canon default color scheme until after first drawing her in color. She first appeared in the EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2006-12-04.
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-10-16
Liz is a disgruntled goth teenager at Moperville North who is hooked on nicotine and doesn't care much about anything. She joined Susan's feminist club to protest the uniform dress code, stating it had ruined her boyfriend. She was later revealed to be a friend of Ashley, had gone to a movie with her over the summer, and was consulted on her outfit choice for her date with Elliot. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-09-02.
She seems to be into fantasy, and Xena in particular. Given that Xena is played by Lucy Lawless, it might be surmised that Lucy is named after her. However, Dan claims her name having a Xena connection is a coincidence. Instead, Dan has confirmed on the EGS sub-reddit that Lucy is named after Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy and subsequent sitcoms.
At 5'10", she's the tallest female in the comic.
Mark is a rat-like figure and a character from one of Dan's old comics from before El Goonish Shive. One consolation though: he did make at least this character chart.
Although this information does not appear in EGS, it is known that his name is Mark, and that he is one of "three evil rat things", though none of them were actually evil. In the words of Dan himself:
- "His only defining characteristic was being zany and dressing like a hippy for some reason... originally, they all dressed in midieval [sic] garb for some reason. His one brother was a fencer, and the other was deathly afraid of bananas. I'm not sure why they were a mixture of reptiles and rats as opposed to just being rats, but there's a lot about those three that didn't make much sense. Oh, and they were trapped on a tropical island after escaping from an anphromorphic [sic] Cobra. It's POSSIBLE that he was designed shortly after seeing "Alladdin" [sic] EDIT: Oh, and the fencer was a noble rat named "Clifford", and his other brother was "Banana", named for what he feared most. Evidently he'd been scared of bananas since birth or something."
He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-31.
Matt and Rat
- "I'm Rat; to my left is Matt. So, you're the hacks who are the stars of the comic that is rightfully ours?!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-30
Matt and Rat were stars of one of Dan's previous comics. Currently they are students at Moperville North, and seemed to be the only characters permanently aware of the fact that they are in a comic, but some time after their last appearance, they got treated for their shared psychosis and became productive members of society, no longer having the distinction of being aware of their fictional nature. They first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-05-30.
Matthew William Cohen
- "Well, that certainly wasn't my intention."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-03-16
Matthew is the Student Body President of Moperville North, who appears to have developed a crush on Susan after her outburst following the announcement of the new school dress code. On May 27, he asked her out on a date. He is named after Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, and Billy West. He delivers pizza despite being only 17 (as of Grace's birthday, at least), a single year under the age requirement for delivering things by car. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-03-18.
Mayberry Melonpool is a
puppet Melotian and titular character of Melonpool by Steve Troop. He ends up talking to Susan at EGS-Con 2006, where they quickly get into a fight over which version of Star Trek is better. Their fight is stopped by Sporkman. He first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2006-08-08.
Minion is Dan's uryuom minion; the duties of a minion are strikingly similar to those of an Administrative Assistant, but with higher pay. Minion is dry-witted, level-headed, and usually a foil to whatever weirdness Dan has going on. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-04-02.
- "I just saw an evil monkey at Moperville North High School!!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-08-04
The Panicked Schoolgirl (also known as the Screaming Blonde Girl) is a student of Moperville North. She is not someone you want to be anywhere near in a crisis. Quick to panic, she'll manage to cause the crowd to run around in blind panic in just seconds. She has animal control on speed dial; raccoons sometimes get in her attic. She may have been the Theater Clerk's only catch. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-10-12.
Phil is one of Carol Brown's (or possibly Channel 4 News') cameramen, along with Steve (who's only had off-screen dialogue). Or possibly Steve's replacement. Phil is not to be confused with another one-off named character named Phill (2 "l"s). He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-10-23.
Dr. Physics Professor
Dr. Physics Professor is unspecified professor probably from Moperville. He was twice noted to be crying, seemingly because he had sensed things that were physically impossible - namely, the existence of a fire summon which was identified as solid fire that doesn't burn and that fire summon being extinguished by water despite not being actually on fire. Later, he commented on the Taurcanis Draco incident. Dan says the professor sort of looks like he's dressed as the Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who which was unintentional.
Mr. Pompoms's mistress
Mr. Pompoms' mistress was a woman whom a very young Susan found her father cheating on her mother with. The fact that Mr. Pompoms' mistress is a blonde is a large factor in Susan's decision to dye her hair.
Since her appearance in a flashback in the After Party is titled "The Other Woman With Susan's Face," there is a possibility she could be Diane's birth mother (but evidently not Susan's). On the other hand, memory is fallible and Susan has gone to great lengths for most of her life not to look like the woman she found with her father. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-08-13.
Rick is a college student who has known Diane and her adopted sister Rhea for a long time, at least since Diane was six. He is gay and, his partner is most likely Elijah, another college student. His first appearance was in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-31.
Rhea is Diane's adoptive older sister. After Ellen and Nanase solved the mystery of the Haunted Locker Room, she invited them to her New Year's party. She first appeared in the Family Tree story line in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-05-08.
"Ronin" is the not yet named friend of Tony shown several times with him, trying to be politically correct but apparently missing the point of why people are supposed to be politically correct. In Identity, someone using the screen name "Ronin and some numbers" wrote an unbelievably long comment without a single spelling or punctuation error under one of internet video reviews Susan and Elliot had made, starting the rumor that Elliot was gay. Characters - mainly Sarah - tried, without success, to find the identity of the person, but at the end of the storyline it was shown that it had been this not yet named friend of Tony. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-09-23.
Sandi is a stereotypical blond girl who speaks in a valley girl accent. She is the girlfriend of Tony, and a member of Susan's feminist group. She left the group after it became unpopular and more demanding, but joined again when Tedd yelled at the students for not supporting Susan's attempts at uniform reform. She isn't unintelligent, but she appears to be very naive. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-05-07.
Science Teacher is the teacher at Moperville North who was the one who instructed Tedd to create the goo that would come to life as the First Goo. He was also the one who suggested to Principal Verrückt to get the sprinklers fixed. He laughed at Elliot while he was female and at the latter's theory that teachers actually cared about their students, but was subdued when faced with Ellen's wrath. He was last seen outside the school shivering in the cold and annoyed at Principal Verrückt's obsession with murals to the exclusion of all else. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-01-28.
Dr. Sciuridae is the father of the "original" Grace. Dr. Sciuridae was so distraught after she died that he added her DNA to the mix when the shady organization he was working for was creating their fourth lycanthrope, which resulted in the creation of the Grace we all know and love. Dr. Sciuridae was an informant for the government in infiltrating that organization, which is how he knew Tedd's father, whom he asked to take care of Grace. He currently living with Grace's brothers at a government testing facility. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-08-19 as a silhouette and in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2004-02-14 normally.
The Shop Monster, also known as the Gypsy Woman, has appeared in two NP story arcs. She has large elf-like ears and a lizard-like tail, and has been seen to sport a mustache (presumably a disguise). In the first she knowingly sold Tedd a cursed game because she was greedy. In the second she sold Tedd a magic wand that seemingly did nothing from the perspective of its user and the people whom it affected but in fact warped reality.
Her shop stocks a variety of magical items, including a toothbrush that transforms one's teeth and jaws with every use, shrink soda, femme cola, furry juice and the cursed boardgame before she sold it to Tedd. A would-be shoplifter in her shop discovered she (the shoplifter) was stealing shrink soda the hard way. In her second appearance, she was selling discounted magic items at a table in the mall. The items, like the wand she sold Tedd, contained great power, but appeared to do nothing. She first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2004-06-26.
Sirleck was a body snatcher aberration who was allied with Magus. He was parasitic and possessed an old man beyond the old man's brain death. "Sirleck" is an anagram of "Lickers". "Stone Lickers" is the literal translation of Lamprey. Lampreys are blood sucking parasites; Sirleck was, in essence, named after them. It is implied that he played a hand in Ellen's creation; specifically, he bribed the security guard at the PTTAOLUTASF. He could communicate with beings on the spiritual plane independently from his host. Beings on the physical plane saw only his host, not him. He could change hosts at will. Like all aberrations, Sirleck used to be human and used magic to voluntarily become an aberration in order to achieve immortality. It was hinted that Sirleck was plotting to use Magus as a new host once he got his body back which he did in fact attempt but was stopped by Ellen. He was then killed by Magus. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-04-09.
Sporkman is a
puppet superhero from the comic Classic Sporkman by John Troutman. He arrived at EGS-Con 2006 to stop the fight between Melonpool and Susan. A movie is made later named Sporkman Begins, which was apparently a betrayal to the source material. In the movie, Sporkman is "a billionaire playboy who is forced to use gamma radiation to turn himself into a half-spork superhero in order to dig his way out of a cave after he is trapped there by the mobster who murdered his parents". According to Susan and Elliot, it took itself seriously when it should've been funny, apparently making it even funnier. Susan's conclusion is that "It's bad. You should watch it." He first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2006-08-29.
Steve Troop is the creator of Melonpool from the comic of the same name and attendee of EGS-Con 2006. He is first heard in the EGS:NP Comic for 2006-08-17, but first appears in the EGS:NP Comic for 2006-09-02.
Ranger Simpson is a park ranger for the Moperville Forest Preserve. He didn't like that Rhoda and Catalina found a feral hog in his park, but vowed he would not stop until it was destroyed. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-11-11.
Tanooki is a player character in RetroMud, the game Dan plays during Dan in the MUD. He plays as a raccoon because of the cool emotes. Tanooki is an EGS fan and joined Dan and later Noah to form a party. He first appeared in the EGS:NP Comic for 2005-07-05.
Dame Tara was the cloaked figure Charlotte's Angels decided to investigate, who turned out to be a female griffin (with a tiger pattern), searching for her wife. Voltaire "helped" her with her search in a way which made her believe Elliot was her wife's captor. Upon meeting Elliot in the Moperville Shopping Mall she confirmed his identity and interaction with her wife, Andrea. She interpreted his partial knowledge and confusion as evasion, attempted to attack him and then chase him. Luckily, Ashley was able to interrupt her chase, deliver information about what she sought and thereby cause her to resume non-violent discussion. She eventually figured out Voltaire's deceit with the help of Helena and Demetrius, departed the mall, and regrouped with Elliot, Ashley Nanase, Ellen, Diane, and Charlotte at a empty parking lot some distance away.
When she explained what her aura sensing ability detected, she identified Elliot as Cheerleadra, Nanase as having magic strength typical of royalty in her world, Ellen as Elliot's twin with different sort of magic potential and Diane as potential vampire hunter. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-03-11.
- "Definitely not human" appearance - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-04-02
- First appearance (visible) - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-08-26
- Dame Tara - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-09-25
- Not literally in search of avalon - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-08-26 - it's just a code phrase - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-09-04
- Dame Tara outing everyone present - EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-11-18
- Could easily defeat a tank - elgoonishshive twitter status ID 672532201553190912
Not-Tengu is a magic user responsible for the trouble caused in the Family Tree story line. He's first mentioned as Charlotte's source of information about Guardian forms. Later, he appears in person, surprising Charlotte by actually looking like his forum avatar - and not like an actual Tengu. This is the reason, given his actual name is unknown, he is referred to by the nickname Not-Tengu, even by Dan.
During Family Tree, he transforms most of the guests at a party to look like Nanase, taunts her and Ellen into attacking him, chases them when they flee and is ultimately defeated due to them consuming all available magic in the area and revealing his real, human form. Previously, he fought Noriko (who is Nanase's aunt and Tedd's mother), a legendary monster hunter with a long family history of fighting monsters and evil wizards. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-07-10.
- "Here is your check, and you've gained 50 experience. Get 200 more, and you'll be a level 3 clerk!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-06-12
Mr. Tensaided is Susan's boss at the Video Rental Store where she works. He is fond of teasing his employees when they come for their paycheck. He also enjoys pretending his customers and employees are in a tabletop role-playing game. As noted by Susan, Mr. Tensaided's geekiness is so great that he surpasses Greg, Tedd, and Justin in nerd behavior.
He is fan of Cheerleadra, only hired Elliot because Susan mentioned he's connected to her, got Elliot phone number as a emergency line to contact Cheerleadra, and later found that Elliot is Cheerleadra. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-06-12.
On one occasion, he thanked Ellen and Nanase for saving the village. It's not clear what it was about, but based on clothing, it might have been during some sort of LARP event or Renaissance Faire.
He's roughly the same height as Susan (5'9").
- "This is what REAL power is, Magus!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-01-01
Terra is a human from the same unspecified universe as Magus, alternate of Tedd. She was only seen in a duel between her and Magus and was surprised when he disappeared. The fight was Magus' attempt to prove that men are physically stronger than women (and that it matters in fights); they both started life as women but Magus changed his default form to male to be stronger. She first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-01-01.
- "Ack! Da playah been played!!!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-07-12
The Theater Clerk or T.C. is a clerk at the movie theatre, and is a year younger than the main cast. T.C. thinks he's quite the ladies man, calling himself Da Playah, but, in truth, no sane Y-chromosome-lacking human being would even consider going out with him (nor Y-chromosome-possessing human beings, even if he would be interested). He may have gotten lucky with the Panicked Schoolgirl, but it's doubtful anything actually happened. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-02-14.
- "She is no longer the hammer queen. She is something more now."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-01-23
The "bad" Tom is a student at Moperville North who tried to date Susan. It was later discovered that he's a manipulative deceptive jerk - partially from Ashley, partially by his own behavior towards Susan. Ashley dated him for two months, Susan figured him out in one day. He first appeared as a silhouette in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-10-14 but was first introduced in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-11-14.
- "A puppy is in danger."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-03-11
After creating "bad" Tom, Dan felt bad that he named him Tom as opposed to leaving him nameless and decided to introduce another Tom who would be his exact opposite and would be regularly saving puppies from danger. The "good" Tom appeared at end of the Identity story line as someone who was sorry to overhear Susan say "Tom is a jackass". Later he even has his "saving puppies" trait shown on panel, along with his ability to not get involved in Internet comments. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-02-18.
Victor Von Hip
- "See, that's why censorship is evil, man. They think they're all protecting you from bad vibes with their censor bars and bleeps and pixilation, but it's really all just a freak out factory, man!"
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-04-16
Victor Von Hip is a student at Moperville South. He writes many pamphlets, the topics of which range from censorship to why he is the "Greek God of Pamphlets". From both his style of speech and style of dress, it can be assumed that he is a hippie. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-04-16.
Principal Washington is the principal of Moperville South. He appears to be a bit more level-headed than Principal Verrückt, despite his students including magic users, female duplicates, part squirrels, and unnecessarily mysterious guys with strange hair. On top of that, he also has some strange characters in his staff! Originally his character had an eye patch and horrible scarring, but Dan decided against it. He first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-02-22 ("Why the Raven Has Perched").
William and Gillian
- "The current known record for number of parents to a single child is twelve, and only nine of those were uryuoms."
"That kid needed some serious counseling."
—EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-09-09
William and Gillian are uryuoms and US citizens by birth. They enlisted the help of the government so that they could look more like humans, which brought them into contact with Mr. Verres. They asked him if he could help them modify a transformation device that would be illegal to sell so that it could impose forms on people regardless of what they originally looked like, something that is known as clone form technology. Tedd, overhearing the conversation, volunteered to undertake the modification, which ultimately resulted in the TF Gun some years later. They first appeared in the EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-08-26 ("Way Of The Squirrel").
The Writer's Sphere is the exact opposite of the Writer's Block and apparently means you have too many ideas, instead of a lack thereof. Its appearance is that of a sphere that also has cat ears, paws, and tail. It first appeared in the EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2004-11-22.
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-08-31
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-11-29
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-05-09
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-07-26
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-01-24
- ↑ elgoonishshive twitter status ID 1006212196278423552
- ↑ danshive tumblr post ID 174828985692
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20080227030855/http://www.egscomics.com/guide_story_night_out.htm
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-06 ("I'd Love To Be Able To Do This")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-05-19 ("Toilet Humor")
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2004-04-20 ("Magic Comic Shop - Part 4")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2007-01-29 ("Somewhere on a Distant Mountain is a Monk Who Would've Known the Right Way")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-10-15
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-01
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-03-07
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-06-01
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-05-08
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-08-16
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-05-01
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-06-03
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-09-23
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-03-03
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-04-17
- ↑ EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2006-04-10
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-04-14
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-08-08
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-10-06
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-08-18
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-08-04
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-08-23
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-04-05
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-01-11
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2017-02-03
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-08-27
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-01-12
- ↑ EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2008-02-08
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-02-17
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-03-05 ("Summer Moments #3 - At The Movies")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-03-02
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2016-08-26
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-06-05
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2016-11-28
- ↑ elgoonishshive twitter status ID 1050138214206504960
- ↑ https://www.reddit.com/r/elgoonishshive/comments/9o8zz8/for_whom/e7uglf8/
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-09-05
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-10-15
- ↑ Post on Keenspot Forum, global post ID #2066090
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20130415185529/http://www.formspring.me/DanShive/q/233324136087167409
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-08-04
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-10-18
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-08-19
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-10-04
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-10-11
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-06-20
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2016-08-29
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-09-26
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-08-04
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-10-31
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-02-20
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-08-13
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-03-19
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-03-23
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-01-11
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-01-14
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-01-18
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-06-20
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-08-15
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-07-16
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-08-22
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-05-02
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2012-05-11
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-08-07
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-10-12
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-04-30
- ↑ danshive tumblr post ID 139122439022
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-11-20
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-03-30
- ↑ Post on Keenspot Forum, global post ID #2058530
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-01-30
- ↑ EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2014-01-18
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2014-02-18
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-03-11
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2016-08-04
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-05-12
- ↑ EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2007-12-03