Super Sunday: Frankenstein Apocalypse Characters

In a world where scientists got too careless and accidentally created frankensteins that were more powerful than humanity, the frankensteins have taken over. What humans remain have to eke out a on the fringes of their destroyed cities, their numbers ever dwindling as they are used as parts by industrious frankensteins who want to create even more of their kind.

But apart from those poor handfuls of humans that dot the landscape, what else is out there?

Frankenstein Apocalypse Characters


Gumbo is a representative of the “everyman” of the frankensteins. Though he hates humans obviously, he doesn’t go out of his way to hunt them down or conquer the world or anything. He’s happy just living in Frankenstopolis and helping to create the society that will rise on the ashes of humanity.


When the Gravedoctor tried to study the magic that exists in the world, he found a means to create a great champion of frankenkind. By killing a human who was cursed to be a were-lion and another who was a were-eagle, the Gravedoctor sewed their corpses together to create Griffinstein. The magnificent beast is now the Gravedoctor’s chief agent and protector.

Naturally, since the talons of the were-eagle were the feet of the cursed human, if the Griffinstein is turned to a human form, it’s got legs coming from its shoulders and arms hanging from its back. It’s less impressive that way.


With the success of the Griffinstein, the Gravedoctor sought more study of magics. To that end, he took the bodies of some skilled witches who might have a natural talent he could exploit. But to keep the result controllable, the Gravedoctor combined the witches with some complete idiots. The result is half witch, half halfwit. The Halfwitch works with the Gravedoctor, but she does indeed resent her subservience and intends to betray him. Still, she is an idiot.


It might seem like one lesson to be learned from the Frankenstein Apocalypse is that science is dangerous. While that can be true, we have to remember that science has its upsides as well. One upside is Considerabot, the considerable robot. Created by a team of scientists to oppose the frankensteins, Considerabot wages a war against the reanimated-corpse usurpers of Earth and tries to protect humanity.

The Mummy Eater

A mystic who gained great power by devouring mummies, the Mummy Eater is not at all happy that the frankensteins have overthrown the world and ruined his plans. With mummies now considerably harder to come by, the Mummy Eater has to wage war on the frankensteins, not out of love of his fellow humans, but solely out of his own self-interest.

Super Sunday: Frankenstein Apocalypse Survivors

Frankenstein Apocalypse Survivors!

After the Frankensteingularity, humanity was almost done for. The worst case scenario was being cut into pieces and turned into new frankensteins, the best case is wandering the world eking out a measly existence through constant toil. Here’s some of the people who do that:

Elsa Holst

Elsa was near the epicenter of the frankenstein apocalypse, so she had to fight her way out of the city to stay alive. At first she tried to find help, but it was soon apparent that the frankensteins had put an end to the police, the army, and any other organized bodies. To survive, Elsa needed to fend for herself until she came across other survivors and decided there might be a chance to rebuild society after all.

Joe Turner

Before the world got apocalypsed, Joe was a junior high science teacher. He loved science and is kind of upset that the apocalypse was caused by mad science run amok. In a way, Joe’s new quest is to redeem science. He keeps methodical notes about what is happening and is hoping to find a scientific way to turn things around.

Koji Turner

Joe’s husband Koji is not a science teacher. Before the apocalypse, he was just some guy who worked an office job. In a lot of ways, Koji’s life has actually gotten better. Now unshackled from his job he gets to wander around with his loved ones. I mean, sure, he has to struggle to survive and avoid marauding frankensteins, but it beats toiling in a cubicle.


As a child, the year since the Frankensteingularity makes up a very large portion of Shelley’s life. She’s adjusted to the new status quo pretty quickly. She now considers herself the group’s “big guns” and most “streetwise” member. She’s not, though. She’s a kid. But still, having not lost as much history, she’s got the most hope for making a future where humanity makes a comeback.

Okay, so Elsa, Joe, and Koji are named for the portrayers of the Bride of Frankenstein, Blacula, and the Kaiju Frankenstein respectively. Shelley is probably also named for someone involved in the history of Frankenstein stories.

It occurred to me too late that a group of people trying to survive in the world of the Frankenstein Apocalypse ought to be armed with torches and pitchforks. Oh well.

Super Sunday: The Mind Diver and the Gravedoctor

The Mind Diver

The Mind Diver is Captain Drake Marko. Drake wears the suit made from the remains of a giant imaginary monster that was captured and killed by the military. Since the creature was imaginary, its natural habitat is in the mind. By wearing the suit, Drake can dive into the thoughts of anyone and mess things up in all sorts of ways. In this manner Drake can interrogate enemies for information, or attack targets from a distance via dreams, or even reach into a comatose person’s mind to help them out. If the military needs mental dirty work done, the Mind Diver is there to work those dirty minds… or something.

I don’t picture Mind Diver being a particularly imaginative. The suit does all the work for Drake, but opponents would be relying on their own mindpower. With that in mind, I picture Drake as one of those unlikeable pompous blowhard characters that you need to have now and then. Probably Drake would work best as a supporting character somewhere else.

The Gravedoctor

Getting a brain in there is one of the most important parts of making a frankenstein. But what happens if you put More Than One Brain In There!!!???!!!

The Gravedoctor is the result of such an experiment. A mad scientist crammed in as many brains as he could find into his frankenstein to see what would happen and the result was a kind of Frankensteingularty. Smarter than his creator, the Gravedoctor took over the lab and started his own mad science work. Creating more frankensteins to serve under him, the Gravedoctor begins a quest to learn the secrets of the universe. But that kind of work requires more workers. But when the supply of bodies at the local graveyard runs out, where is the Gravedoctor going to get the body parts he needs to going? Well, it’s time to start making more bodies out of all those people who are around. Can the world survive as a growing horde of frankensteins sweeps across the globe? Only time will tell.