El Goonish Shive character statistics

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Ever wanted to know which character appeared the most often if the webcomic El Goonish Shive? Whether Tedd or Elliot appears most often in a sketchbook comic? How much time Ellen spends in her V5 form? Then you've come to the right place! This page lets you know how often each character appeared in what forms in the story, EGS:NP and sketchbook sections. And that's not all: we've also got a handy comic list that you can filter by character and form, and links to Shiveapedia for some of the characters.

What constitutes an appearance?

I consider a character to have appeared in a comic if he or she (or both) is at least partially visible in one of the panels, or has off-screen dialogue. Appearances in fantasy sequences or thought-bubbles are also counted, as well as silhouetted appearances (if I know for certain who the obscured character was). Minor and one-shot characters are included pretty much on my whim.

A form is considered canon only if it was used in the main story comics (or an explicitly canon EGS:NP story), and not in a fantasy sequence or thought-bubble. A character can appear in multiple forms in a single comic, so the form appearance counts may add up to more than the character's appearance count.

If you notice a mistake, please let me know by leaving a comment on my blog.

How often are the statistics updated?

The statistics for story (and, when applicable, EGS:NP) comics are updated at the end of each storyline. At least, that's the idea. In practice, I tend to fall behind regularly. Feel free to kick me in the arse (but not too hard) if that happens.

The statistics are currently up-to-date for:

Section Updated up to Number of comics
Story 2016-05-16 2188
EGS:NP 2015-07-03 324
Sketchbook 2013-04-18 711
Total 3223

General Shade Tail

101. General Shade Tail

Status: in the alpha dimension

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4   2 6
First appeared 2002-12-03   2003-07-27 2002-12-03
Last appeared 2004-03-12   2005-08-22 2005-08-22

In the dimension of Lord Tedd, Grace Sciuridae, the daughter of Dr. Sciuridae, didn't die. As a result, when the scientists created their final lycanthrope, instead of ending up with someone like our Grace, they ended up with Shade Tail as he was meant to be: male.

Read about General Shade Tail at Shiveapedia

Djinn

102. Djinn

Status: in the MUD

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   4 2 6
First appeared   2005-06-14 2005-07-11 2005-06-14
Last appeared   2005-06-21 2006-05-17 2006-05-17

The Djinn helped Dan get started with playing RetroMUD.

Dex's fairy

103. Dex's fairy

Status: summon

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4   2 6
First appeared 2011-06-01   2011-06-04 2011-06-01
Last appeared 2014-08-11   2011-06-09 2014-08-11

Although Dex doesn't have much power when not under the influence of Pandora, he can still summon this fairy.

Arthur J. Arthur

104. Arthur J. Arthur

Status: DGB boss

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 6     6
First appeared 2010-10-25     2010-10-25
Last appeared 2011-05-26     2011-05-26

The current head of the Moperville FBI branch, Arthur came out of retirement to succeed Mr. Verres.

Read about Arthur J. Arthur at Shiveapedia

Tony's Friend

105. Tony's Friend ("Ronin")

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 5     5
First appeared 2002-09-23     2002-09-23
Last appeared 2014-02-20     2014-02-20

This friend of Tony is a football player, but unlike Tony, he's not a bully. He uses "Ronin" as a screen name.

Read about Tony's Friend at Shiveapedia

Sporkman

106. Sporkman

Status: puppet

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   3 2 5
First appeared   2006-08-29 2006-09-25 2006-08-29
Last appeared   2006-09-02 2012-04-04 2012-04-04
Show forms

Sporkman is the main character of the comic with the same name by John Troutman. He appeared in puppet form in the EGS-Con 2006 stoyline, where he attempted to break up the fight between Susan and Melonpool.

As his name implies, he's basically a giant spork.

Science Teacher

107. Science Teacher

Status: teaching

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 5     5
First appeared 2002-01-28     2002-01-28
Last appeared 2002-12-14     2002-12-14

The Science Teacher at Moperville North is a background character who was introduced early on but doesn't appear often. He seems frustrated with his job, though he appears to derive amusement from the sufferings of his students, and from the idea that he might actually care about them.

Sandi

108. Sandi

Status: blonde

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4 1   5
First appeared 2008-05-07 2008-10-07   2008-05-07
Last appeared 2008-07-11 2008-10-07   2008-10-07

Sandi is Tony's girlfriend, and used to be a member of Susan's feminist group until that became unpopular.

Read about Sandi at Shiveapedia

Lord Tedd

109. Lord Tedd

Status: in the alpha dimension

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4   1 5
First appeared 2002-12-12   2003-02-25 2002-12-12
Last appeared 2008-08-01   2003-02-25 2008-08-01

Not much is known about Lord Tedd, except that he is Tedd's alternate in what is sometimes referred to as the "alpha" dimension, and that he is out to kill all Tedds in all other dimensions. He sent a demon nucleus that become the Goo to kill our Tedd, and it's likely he also attempted to kill Beta Tedd at some point.

Read about Lord Tedd at Shiveapedia

Jim Tolkiberry

110. Jim Tolkiberry

Status: shop owner

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 5     5
First appeared 2012-05-25     2012-05-25
Last appeared 2012-06-01     2012-06-01

Justin's uncle is the owner of Salty Cracker Comics, and most notable for his rather striking mustache.

Read about Jim Tolkiberry at Shiveapedia

Gypsy Woman

111. Gypsy Woman

Status: shop owner

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1 4   5
First appeared 2004-07-19 2004-06-26   2004-06-26
Last appeared 2004-07-19 2008-09-10   2008-09-10

This gypsy shopkeeper sold the cursed game Goonmanji to Tedd.

Read about Gypsy Woman at Shiveapedia

French "vampire"

112. French "vampire"

Status: dead, killed by Susan

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 5     5
First appeared 2010-05-19     2010-05-19
Last appeared 2013-09-27     2013-09-27

This vampire-like aberration attacked Susan and Nanase in France, and was killed by them with the help of Helena and Demetrius.

Read about French "vampire" at Shiveapedia

Commander Jaguar

113. Commander Jaguar

Status: classified

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 5     5
First appeared 2004-05-31     2004-05-31
Last appeared 2004-06-23     2004-06-23

Commander Jaguar was leader of the military unit that was sent to clean up the mess after Damien's defeat.

Read about Commander Jaguar at Shiveapedia

Travis

114. Travis (Lucky Bunny Bounty Hunter)

Status: cancelled

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3 1   4
First appeared 2002-04-21 2004-05-27   2002-04-21
Last appeared 2002-11-14 2004-05-27   2004-05-27

Travis is one of the characters of the cancelled anime "Lucky Bunny Bounty Show", Sensei Greg's favourite anime.

Travis is a bounty hunter who travels the universe searching for fame and fortune. To increase his luck, he sought out Unusagi, with mixed amounts of success.

Read about Travis at Shiveapedia

Silver Age man

115. Silver Age man

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2   2 4
First appeared 2010-09-17   2010-10-12 2010-09-17
Last appeared 2010-10-15   2011-02-01 2011-02-01
Show forms

This fan of DC Comic's "silver age" is a frequent shopper at Salty Cracker Comics.

Rat

116. Rat

Status: living in obscurity

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4     4
First appeared 2002-05-30     2002-05-30
Last appeared 2002-06-24     2002-06-24

Rat and his buddy Matt were stars of one of Dan's previous comics. Currently they are students at Moperville North, and seem to be the only characters permanently aware of the fact that they are in a comic.

Read about Rat at Shiveapedia

Physics student 1

117. Physics student 1

Status: student

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3   1 4
First appeared 2010-10-04   2012-07-24 2010-10-04
Last appeared 2011-01-07   2012-07-24 2012-07-24

One of three students of Dr. Physics Professor, who are apparently into tabletop role playing games.

Mr. Pompoms

118. Mr. Pompoms

Status: cheating

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4     4
First appeared 2004-08-13     2004-08-13
Last appeared 2007-02-26     2007-02-26

Susan's father was caught cheating on his wife with a blonde by Susan many years ago, and left Susan and her mother after young Susan told her mother about it.

Read about Mr. Pompoms at Shiveapedia

Matt

119. Matt

Status: living in obscurity

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4     4
First appeared 2002-05-30     2002-05-30
Last appeared 2002-06-24     2002-06-24

Matt and his buddy Rat were stars of one of Dan's previous comics. Currently they are students at Moperville North, and seem to be the only characters permanently aware of the fact that they are in a comic.

Read about Matt at Shiveapedia

History teacher (Moperville South)

120. History teacher (Moperville South)

Status: in Grace's dreams

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4     4
First appeared 2014-03-12     2014-03-12
Last appeared 2014-03-18     2014-03-18
Show forms

This history teacher at Moperville South showed up in one of Grace's dreams. It's unknown whether there is an actual history teacher who looks like this at the school.

Firesheep

121. Firesheep

Status: ?

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     4 4
First appeared     2006-04-10 2006-04-10
Last appeared     2009-01-27 2009-01-27

It's a sheep. That breathes fire. No, really.

Female soldier

122. Female soldier

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 4     4
First appeared 2004-06-02     2004-06-02
Last appeared 2004-07-12     2004-07-12

This soldier is one of the members of Commander Jaguar's unit that helped in the aftermath of Damien's defeat. She thinks Guineas's human form is hot.

Uryuom soldier

123. Uryuom soldier

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2004-05-31     2004-05-31
Last appeared 2004-06-23     2004-06-23

The Uryuom soldier is one of the members of Commander Jaguar's military unit that helped with the aftermath of Damien's defeat.

Tom's friend

124. Tom's friend

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2013-11-04     2013-11-04
Last appeared 2014-01-23     2014-01-23

This is Tom's friend. He has a Nintendo DS. That's all we know.

Talk show host

125. Talk show host

Status: hosting

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2010-12-01     2010-12-01
Last appeared 2011-06-20     2011-06-20

The talk show host interviewed Arthur J. Arthur after the battle between the fire summon and Justin and Cheerleadra.

Pirate cosplayer

126. Pirate cosplayer

Status: scantily clad

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   3   3
First appeared   2006-07-27   2006-07-27
Last appeared   2006-08-17   2006-08-17

This girl's pirate costume (or lack of it) drew much attention at the conventionin the EGS-Con 2006 storyline.

Physics student 3

127. Physics student 3

Status: inspired

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2   1 3
First appeared 2010-10-11   2012-07-24 2010-10-11
Last appeared 2011-01-07   2012-07-24 2012-07-24

One of three students of Dr. Physics Professor, who has managed to inspire her by his passion for physics.

Physics student 2

128. Physics student 2

Status: student

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2   1 3
First appeared 2010-10-11   2012-07-24 2010-10-11
Last appeared 2011-01-07   2012-07-24 2012-07-24

One of three students of Dr. Physics Professor, who are apparently into tabletop role playing games.

Park Ranger Simpson

129. Park Ranger Simpson

Status: ranger

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2011-11-11     2011-11-11
Last appeared 2011-11-15     2011-11-15

Simpson is a park ranger for the Moperville Forest Preserve.

Read about Park Ranger Simpson at Shiveapedia

Panicked Schoolgirl

130. Panicked Schoolgirl

Status: panicked

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2002-10-12     2002-10-12
Last appeared 2008-08-04     2008-08-04

This student of Moperville North 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.

May have been The Playah's only catch, but I doubt he managed to get lucky even then.

Noriko Verres

131. Noriko Verres

Status: divorced

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2012-07-20     2012-07-20
Last appeared 2013-09-05     2013-09-05

Noriko is Tedd's mother, and is divorced from Mr. Verres (which admittedly means I'm not sure her last name is still Verres). Apparently, Mr. Raven was responsible for her leaving.

Read about Noriko Verres at Shiveapedia

Mr. Pompoms's mistress

132. Mr. Pompoms's mistress

Status: home-wrecker

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2004-08-13     2004-08-13
Last appeared 2007-02-26     2007-02-26

Susan found her father cheating on her mother with this woman. The fact that Mr. Pompoms's mistress is a blonde is a large factor in Susan's decision to dye her hair.

Mr. Guyur

133. Mr. Guyur

Status: dead, killed by Damien

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2003-09-10     2003-09-10
Last appeared 2004-04-17     2004-04-17

Mr. Guyur was the Uryuom DNA donor for Grace and Vlad, and made the egg for them as well as for Hedge and Guineas. He had an abnormality that allowed him to create a suitable egg without the need for a partner.

Read about Mr. Guyur at Shiveapedia

Mr. Brown

134. Mr. Brown

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2 1   3
First appeared 2003-08-20 2015-02-23   2003-08-20
Last appeared 2003-08-21 2015-02-23   2015-02-23

What to write about Sarah's father? Despite the fact that he's Sarah's father, I really don't know anything about him. Well, at least we know his last name now.

Read about Mr. Brown at Shiveapedia

Max

135. Max

Status: hunter

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2011-12-22     2011-12-22
Last appeared 2012-01-09     2012-01-09

Max is Mr. Raven's cat. He appears to be the same species as Jeremy, although it's unknown whether the two are actually related.

Mark

136. Mark

Status: living in obscurity

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1   2 3
First appeared 2002-05-31   2003-02-26 2002-05-31
Last appeared 2002-05-31   2008-09-05 2008-09-05

This rat-like figure is a character from one of Dan's old comics from before El Goonish Shive. One consolation though: not only did he make this character chart, he even made it to the wiki.

Read about Mark at Shiveapedia

Gary

137. Gary

Status: ex-boyfriend

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2011-08-29     2011-08-29
Last appeared 2011-09-07     2011-09-07

One of Nanase's many ex-boyfriends, he was relieved to learn she dumped him because she was a lesbian, not because he was so nerdy.

Read about Gary at Shiveapedia

EGS-Con security woman

138. EGS-Con security woman

Status: watchful

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   3   3
First appeared   2006-08-03   2006-08-03
Last appeared   2006-08-26   2006-08-26

This security officer keeps a watchful eye over the convention hall, and will allow absolutely no running.

Doomed movie renter

139. Doomed movie renter

Status: doomed

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2012-08-10     2012-08-10
Last appeared 2012-08-15     2012-08-15

This guy thought it was a good idea to rent a movie with only a 4% approval rating, despite Elliot's warnings. He was wrong.

Dick

140. Dick

Status: appropriately named

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2006-08-07     2006-08-07
Last appeared 2008-06-16     2008-06-16

This jerk was seen insulting Tedd alongside Tony.

Read about Dick at Shiveapedia

Beta Tedd

141. Beta Tedd

Status: in another universe

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2002-07-22     2002-07-22
Last appeared 2002-07-24     2002-07-24

Beta Tedd is Tedd's alternate in the "beta" universe. He is easily distinguished from regular Tedd because he wears square glasses.

Beta Tedd informed the people in the regular 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 the Ellen of his universe .

Read about Beta Tedd at Shiveapedia

Abner

142. Abner

Status: helping Voltaire

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 3     3
First appeared 2016-04-15     2016-04-15
Last appeared 2016-04-20     2016-04-20

Abner is acting as the middleman between Voltaire and Sirleck.

Tom (the good one)

143. Tom (the good one)

Status: not a jerk

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2014-02-18     2014-02-18
Last appeared 2015-03-11     2015-03-11

This Tom proves that not all people named Tom are bad (unlike the other Tom).

Read about Tom (the good one) at Shiveapedia

Terra

144. Terra

Status: unknown

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2007-01-01     2007-01-01
Last appeared 2007-01-03     2007-01-03

Terra is a character that was only seen once, when dueling with Magus in his home universe.

Read about Terra at Shiveapedia

Teague

145. Teague (Teague Tysseling)

Status: author

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1 1 2
First appeared   2006-08-19 2006-11-08 2006-08-19
Last appeared   2006-08-19 2006-11-08 2006-11-08

Teague is the author of Mad About U, and provided John Troutman with a detective hat during the EGS-Con 2006 storyline.

Susan's nurture

146. Susan's nurture

Status: in Susan's mind

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2008-06-16     2008-06-16
Last appeared 2012-03-15     2012-03-15

While originally just shown as Susan's normal self, Susan's nurture was later depicted as a more goth version of Susan.

Read about Susan's nurture at Shiveapedia

Susan's nature

147. Susan's nature

Status: in Susan's mind

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2008-06-16     2008-06-16
Last appeared 2012-03-15     2012-03-15

Susan's nature is represented by a blonde version of Susan, which is her natural appearance since Susan dyes her hair.

Read about Susan's nature at Shiveapedia

Steve Troop

148. Steve Troop

Status: author

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   2   2
First appeared   2006-08-30   2006-08-30
Last appeared   2006-09-02   2006-09-02

Steve is the author of Melonpool, and appeared in the EGS-Con 2006 storyline.

Specialist Steve

149. Specialist Steve

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2004-05-28     2004-05-28
Last appeared 2004-05-31     2004-05-31

Specialist Steve is another member of Commander Jaguar military unit which helped with the aftermath of the defeat of Damien. He was the first to discover Vlad in human form.

Shoplifter

150. Shoplifter

Status: shrunken

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   2   2
First appeared   2004-06-26   2004-06-26
Last appeared   2004-06-29   2004-06-29

This shoplifter learned the hard way that crime doesn't pay. At least not when you're stealing from a magic shop.