The Ugly Americans
cast of characters features Mark Lilly, the nice guy at Department of Integration; Randall Skeffington, Mark's zombie roommate; Callie Maggotbone, Mark's demon boss and office fling; Leonard Powers, an aging drunken wizard; Twayne, a terrorizing demonic bureaucrat; and Lt. Grimes a law-enforcement officer who despises non-humans. Learn more about the Ugly Americans
characters by reading their profiles.
Mark Lilly is a social worker at New York's Department of Integration. He's also a newcomer to Manhattan. He recently moved into his first apartment, a 2-bedroom he found on Craigslist, only to discover his roommate was a zombie. At his job, his boss Twayne has downsized Social Services to two people, including Mark. Still, he tries to stay positive. He has an on-and-off relationship with his immediate superior, an attractive demon named Callie Maggotbone.
Randall Skeffington, Mark's roommate, "went zombie" in an attempt to win over a cute girl with a short-lived zombie fixation. Now, the unemployed/undead oaf spends his days doing odd jobs to pay the rent. Randall is from South Jersey, a rabidly anti-zombie community, so he has been forced to hide his condition from his parents. Randall frequently loses body parts to decay, forcing him to find replacements at local flea markets.
Callie Maggotbone is Mark's immediate superior, and also his girlfriend. In between stealing Mark away for bathroom rendezvous, Callie is berating him for being so soft. She's a 20-something girl who doesn't know what she wants, but is also bona fide hellspawn, as her father is a high-ranking minion of the Devil. However, since Callie is the product of that demon's union with her waifish human mother (who was drugged by a cult), Callie is frequently conflicted by her human side. She is drawn to Mark the nice guy, but feels in her heart that she will inevitably end up with someone like Twayne the Bone Raper.
Leonard Powers is a centuries-old wizard whose path has somehow led him to a desk job at New York's Department of Integration. This suits Leonard just fine, as his primary goals in life are to drink heavily and stay off the radar. In fact, he hasn't done any real work in years, relying on Mark (and his union, The Wizard's Guild) to keep him from getting fired. Leonard's brother is the famous magician Christ Angel, a fact that has bred a lot of resentment in Leonard.
Twayne the Bone Raper is a mid-level government bureaucrat who oversees New York's Department of Integration. He is also a terrifying demon. Twayne loathes the immigrants and would rather vaporize them than help them, but he has to play ball, because infiltrating the U.S. government appears to be part of some larger demonic plan. Nonetheless, he despises Social Services and their compassionate ways, so he has slashed the department down to two people and allocated all of their funds to law enforcement. Despite his imposing appearance, Twayne is a bit of a high-status buffoon, often relying on Callie to make sure the department runs properly.
Francis Grimes runs the Department of Integration's Law Enforcement Division, and like Twayne, has utter disdain for the immigrants. Preferring to think of them all as "illegal," he hunts down those who have strayed from the proper bureaucratic procedures that provide a path to U.S. Citizenship. Grimes' encounters with unruly creatures have left him with a lifetime's worth of scars, both visible (missing kneecap) and emotional (broken marriage). He detests Mark and anyone else who sympathizes with the immigrants.