|9. Dr. Lynx|
9. Dr. Lynx
Dr. Lynx is a brilliant surgeon and cranial specialist, engaged in research at the local university, who becomes a pawn in a sinister scheme to revive the disembodied head of the villainous mesmerist, Zolok.
(See: "Thirteen O'Clock" in the book MANIAC KILLER STRIKES AGAIN!)
During her involvement in the Zolok affair, she encounters the singular man of mystery known as Mr. Murmur. She becomes fascinated by him and is ultimately able to assist the shadowy avenger on several exciting adventures, such as The Case of The Crawling Crepuscularist and The Mystery of the Albino Doll.
George is a curious youngster who tends to find himself in unusual and dangerous situations. Though somewhat diminutive and unskilled in conversation, he is intelligent enough to make shrewd decisions when a crisis does arise.
When he finds himself trapped - alongside the local baby-sitters' club - by family of vampires, he also discovers that he can run a lot faster than he (or anyone else) ever thought he could! George is able to survive his hair-raising night in the house of vampires with the help of gypsy matriarch Madame Rojo (who turns out to be an old-hand at vampire slaying) and the mysterious waif Peculia.
(See: Peculia and the Groon Grove Vampires)
No one knows where to find him or how to reach him, but Obscurus is always actively (though rather moodily) keeping an eye on those who interest him, or who he is instructed to watch by "The Man On The Phone," (also known as Mr. Upstairs). In his remote mountaintop tower, Obscurus has banks of video screens, radios and even a helpful robot or two - all assisting him in his furtive surveillance.
He has connections to the infamous (some say mythical) "school for weird kids", Reynardine, which is where he met former pupils Justine and Peculia. Obscurus and Peculia became close, but had a falling out due to a misunderstanding, and have since become wary and mistrustful of each other. Justine, who was jealous of their friendship and schemes to keep them apart, becomes Obscurus' assistant, although she is not exactly a model employee. Obscurus knows he can't fully trust her, especially where her interaction with Peculia is concerned, since Justine makes no secret of the fact that she wouldn't mind seeing Peculia come to a sudden, sticky end.