El Goonish Shive character statistics

Comic list | Appearance chart | Character of the day

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

Shadow summon

151. Shadow summon

Status: shadowy

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1   1 2
First appeared 2011-03-09   2011-03-11 2011-03-09
Last appeared 2011-03-09   2011-03-11 2011-03-11

This shadowy creature caught Noah's attention at school.

PTTAPUTASF Guard

152. PTTAPUTASF Guard

Status: guarding

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2002-08-12     2002-08-12
Last appeared 2002-08-21     2002-08-21

Guards the "Paranormal Things That Are Of Little Use To Anyone Storage Facility" (yes, I know the acronym is wrong, but it's that way in the comic). It's a boring job, but a man's got to make a living. It does have the nice perk that you get to soundly thwack people with a flashlight every now and then.

Police officer

153. Police officer

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2010-10-15     2010-10-15
Last appeared 2011-06-20     2011-06-20

This officer of the law was given the task of dealing with the aftermath after the fire summon attacked Salty Cracker Comics.

Liz's boyfriend

154. Liz's boyfriend

Status: pretend-goth

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2008-07-09     2008-07-09
Last appeared 2011-01-07     2011-01-07

Liz's boyfriend may have been faking the whole goth thing, considering what the uniform dress code at Moperville North did to him.

George Lucas

155. George Lucas

Status: movie director

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1 1   2
First appeared 2012-09-03 2006-07-29   2006-07-29
Last appeared 2012-09-03 2006-07-29   2012-09-03

This famous director showed up at EGS-Con to promote one of his movies, and also appeared in a fantasy sequence when Jimmy explained the special editions to Grace.

Dr. Physics Professor

156. Dr. Physics Professor

Status: passionate about physics

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2010-10-04     2010-10-04
Last appeared 2011-06-20     2011-06-20

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_determinism]Nominative determinism[/charref] is a theory that says a person's name can influence their professional life. I'm pretty sure that's what happened here.

Darren "Gav" Bleuel

157. Darren "Gav" Bleuel

Status: keenspotting

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     2 2
First appeared     2004-11-14 2004-11-14
Last appeared     2005-07-19 2005-07-19

Darren "Gav" Bleuel is a co-founder of Keenspot, has his own comic Nukees, and winds up doing a lot of the technical work around Keenspot (particularly when his fellow keenspot authors have need for technical assistance ASAP).

Besides this sketchbook appearance as himself, he has also had a cameo in the form of Mr. Bleuel.

Coach

158. Coach

Status: coaching

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1 1   2
First appeared 2012-06-08 2004-03-04   2004-03-04
Last appeared 2012-06-08 2004-03-04   2012-06-08

Sarah does not have fond memories of being made to run by this Moperville North gym coach.

Beta Ellen

159. Beta Ellen

Status: in another universe

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2002-07-23     2002-07-23
Last appeared 2002-07-24     2002-07-24

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.

Read about Beta Ellen at Shiveapedia

Bard

160. Bard

Status: dead, killed by Dan

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   2   2
First appeared   2005-06-30   2005-06-30
Last appeared   2005-07-01   2005-07-01

This bard tried to seduce Dan in the MUD with magic music. He got what he deserved.

Arthur's assistant

161. Arthur's assistant

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2010-10-25     2010-10-25
Last appeared 2010-12-03     2010-12-03

This woman is Arthur J. Arthur's assistant.

Anonymous Mugger

162. Anonymous Mugger

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 2     2
First appeared 2002-03-09     2002-03-09
Last appeared 2002-03-10     2002-03-10

This mugger tried to rob Sarah and Grace in an alley near the mall. This prompted Grace to transform into a half-squirrel and use her telekinesis for the first time.

Yuri

163. Yuri

Status: doesn't yet exist

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2007-06-28 2007-06-28
Last appeared     2007-06-28 2007-06-28

Yuri is a character that hasn't shown up in the real story yet, only in a filler. If she does show up, she will be a rival scientist for Amanda and Dr. Germahn.

Writer's Sphere

164. Writer's Sphere

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2004-11-22 2004-11-22
Last appeared     2004-11-22 2004-11-22

The Writer's Sphere is the exact opposite of the Writer's Block. Which, apparently, means you have too many ideas.

Read about Writer's Sphere at Shiveapedia

Victor Von Hip

165. Victor Von Hip

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2008-04-16     2008-04-16
Last appeared 2008-04-16     2008-04-16

Victor is a classmate of Grace and Ellen at Moperville South who believes censorship is evil and leads to freak outs. He even has pamphlets on the subject.

Read about Victor Von Hip at Shiveapedia

Tour Guide

166. Tour Guide

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2008-05-26     2008-05-26
Last appeared 2008-05-26     2008-05-26

This tour guide at a British museum occasionally has to deal with annoying American tourists.

Tiffany Ross

167. Tiffany Ross

Status: Guest comic artist

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19
Last appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19

Tiffany Ross appeared when she agreed to do guest comics for Dan. She is the autor of Alien Dice.

Student council member 2

168. Student council member 2

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21
Last appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21

This member of the student council was the one selected to show off the new girl's student uniform.

Student council member 1

169. Student council member 1

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21
Last appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21

This member of the student council was the one selected to show off the new boy's student uniform.

Silent Bob

170. Silent Bob

Status: silent

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2002-02-06     2002-02-06
Last appeared 2002-02-06     2002-02-06

Silent Bob took a day out of his busy schedule to make a cameo in EGS where he lent Elliot his lighter.

Scurvy Pirate Ghost

171. Scurvy Pirate Ghost

Status: dead (duh; he's a ghost)

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1   1
First appeared   2004-04-03   2004-04-03
Last appeared   2004-04-03   2004-04-03

This pirate ghost's case of scurvy was soon fixed when Tiffany (the AF'04 version of Susan) gave him orange juice.

Scully

172. Scully (Dana Scully)

Status: FBI agent

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2006-03-26 2006-03-26
Last appeared     2006-03-26 2006-03-26

Scully thought an Uryuom was human, just because his shirt said so. Clearly, Mr. Verres is doing something right.

Random Student

173. Random Student

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2003-04-14     2003-04-14
Last appeared 2003-04-14     2003-04-14

This Moperville North student doesn't appreciate public displays of affection.

Plot twist lady

174. Plot twist lady

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2013-04-23     2013-04-23
Last appeared 2013-04-23     2013-04-23

A fan of Elliot and Susan's review show, this lady is convinced the two of them are an item.

Phill

175. Phill

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2002-08-19     2002-08-19
Last appeared 2002-08-19     2002-08-19

Phill provides Ellen with directions back to Moperville shortly after her creation. What became of him? Where is he now? No one knows (or cares).

Narc 2

176. Narc 2

Status: afraid of Susan

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21
Last appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21

One of Principal Verrückt's narcs. Is afraid of Susan, but then again, who wouldn't be?

Narc 1

177. Narc 1

Status: afraid of Susan

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21
Last appeared 2005-03-21     2005-03-21

One of Principal Verrückt's narcs. Is afraid of Susan.

Mulder

178. Mulder (Fox Mulder)

Status: FBI agent

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2006-03-26 2006-03-26
Last appeared     2006-03-26 2006-03-26

Mulder thought an Uryuom was an alien, even though his shirt clearly said "human".

MUD teacher

179. MUD teacher

Status: in the MUD

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1   1
First appeared   2005-06-25   2005-06-25
Last appeared   2005-06-25   2005-06-25

This character from the "Dan in the MUD" storyline in EGS:NP bears a striking resemblance to Sensei Greg.

Ms. Sun

180. Ms. Sun

Status: in the second life dimension

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-09-13     2004-09-13
Last appeared 2004-09-13     2004-09-13

Ms. Sun is Ellen and Kaoli's kindergarten teacher in their "second life".

Mr. Verres' Colleague

181. Mr. Verres' Colleague

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2006-02-13     2006-02-13
Last appeared 2006-02-13     2006-02-13

This woman works for the government, just like Tedd's dad.

Mr. Kitsune

182. Mr. Kitsune

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2007-03-13     2007-03-13
Last appeared 2007-03-13     2007-03-13

Mr. Kitsune is Nanase's father.

Read about Mr. Kitsune at Shiveapedia

Mr. Bleuel

183. Mr. Bleuel (Darren Bleuel)

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2005-04-19     2005-04-19
Last appeared 2005-04-19     2005-04-19

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.

Read about Mr. Bleuel at Shiveapedia

Miss Sensorshep

184. Miss Sensorshep

Status: uncensored

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2003-10-12 2003-10-12
Last appeared     2003-10-12 2003-10-12

This lady attempted to sensor Ellen. It didn't go well.

Matt's friend

185. Matt's friend

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2012-03-22     2012-03-22
Last appeared 2012-03-22     2012-03-22

This friend of Matt Cohen is somewhat exasperated by his attempts to date Susan.

Maritza Campos

186. Maritza Campos

Status: Guest comic artist

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19
Last appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19

Maritza Campos appeared when she agreed to do guest comics for Dan.

Mall goblin

187. Mall goblin

Status: presumably defeated

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2013-01-07     2013-01-07
Last appeared 2013-01-07     2013-01-07

This goblin picked the wrong girls to try and terrorize.

Magical Hair Manipulation Fairy 2

188. Magical Hair Manipulation Fairy 2

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2006-10-25     2006-10-25
Last appeared 2006-10-25     2006-10-25

This fairy reminded his colleague that it's not about the credit, it's about the hair.

Magical Hair Manipulation Fairy 1

189. Magical Hair Manipulation Fairy 1

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2006-10-25     2006-10-25
Last appeared 2006-10-25     2006-10-25

This fairy is sad that hair fairies never get any credit.

Lord Nosferatinx

190. Lord Nosferatinx

Status: cameo

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-30     2004-07-30
Last appeared 2004-07-30     2004-07-30

A character from the comic Bruno the Bandit, Lord Nosteratinx made a cameo in a guest comic done by Ian McDonald

Kindergarten girl

191. Kindergarten girl

Status: in the second life dimension

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-09-06     2004-09-06
Last appeared 2004-09-06     2004-09-06

This girl from Ellen's second life would rather sit next to her lunch box than Ellen.

Kindergarten boy

192. Kindergarten boy

Status: in the second life dimension

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-09-06     2004-09-06
Last appeared 2004-09-06     2004-09-06

This boy/pig (pigboy?) from Ellen's second life doesn't want to sit next to girls.

Junior High Teacher

193. Junior High Teacher

Status: teaching

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2003-04-25     2003-04-25
Last appeared 2003-04-25     2003-04-25

Susan's old junior high school teacher refused to call students by a nickname, even if it is their middle name, and therefore insisted on calling her Tiffany.

Jogger

194. Jogger

Status: jogging

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2010-06-21     2010-06-21
Last appeared 2010-06-21     2010-06-21

This jogger had never seen any cave, despite the fact that he, Grace, Sarah and Susan were standing right in front of it.

Joe England

195. Joe England

Status: Guest comic artist

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19
Last appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19

Joe England appeared when he agreed to do guest comics for Dan.

Jimmy

196. Jimmy

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2012-09-03     2012-09-03
Last appeared 2012-09-03     2012-09-03

Jimmy provided some helpful backstory about the Star Wars special editions for Grace.

Jamie Robertson

197. Jamie Robertson

Status: Guest comic artist

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19
Last appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19

Jamie Robertson appeared when she agreed to do guest comics for Dan.

Ian McDonald

198. Ian McDonald

Status: Guest comic artist

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19
Last appeared 2004-07-19     2004-07-19

Ian McDonald appeared when he agreed to do guest comics for Dan.

Hungry villager

199. Hungry villager

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1   1
First appeared   2004-03-13   2004-03-13
Last appeared   2004-03-13   2004-03-13

This villager in the game Black & White didn't appreciate Grace's attempt to make him self-sufficient.

Hospital Intern

200. Hospital Intern

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2009-12-12     2009-12-12
Last appeared 2009-12-12     2009-12-12

This intern appears to have a sizeable imagination.