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SENIOR, LITERATURE MAJOR
PLAYED BY MATTHEW MERCER
Nobody may give Randolph a second glance now, but this unassuming would-be writer boasts other merits: He has the rare gift of prophesy, a gift he inherited form his great-uncle. He's already seen himself grow up to be a renowned traveler of space and time, of all things. So despite his weak stomach and tendency to faint at the sight of anything remotely frightening, he's determined to fulfill his destiny—and become an acclaimed author, too. Who says you can't multitask?
JUNIOR, PRE-MED MAJOR
PLAYED BY NOAH WYLE
Dan's got a lot on his plate right now: In between keeping his grades up, spending time with his girlfriend and digging up graves with sort-of best friend Herbert West, he's overwhelmed. All this sneaking around could cost him the scholarship he's worked so hard for, but the scientist in him is fascinated with West's bizarre new ideas. The need to constantly prove himself is eating him up, and a little voice tells him that West's research may lead to great, if not dangerous, things.
JUNIOR, PRE-MED MAJOR
PLAYED BY A YOUNG JEFFREY COMBS
Fresh from studies in Zurich University, West is already making waves with his outlandish theories of chemical reanimation. What many don't know is that he's been putting those theories to practice, rules be damned. Though small and lanky, he compensates with a vast intellect and possibly even bigger ego. A genius he may be, but West doesn't have much of a bedside manner: he'll say what's on his mind, often to point out other people's incompetence. West can go on with his work for days, but that's only because he's secretly addicted to his own glowing re-agent.
SOPHOMORE, PRE-MED MAJOR
PLAYED BY AMBER HEARD
Meg's the apple of her father's eye, and she's done him proud by emerging as one of the medical school's most promising young adepts. Her charmed life is almost perfect, except for a little snag in her love life: As much as she loves Dan, Miskatonic's golden girl is surprisingly hostile to Herbert West—a bad influence if she ever saw one.
JUNIOR, ANCIENT HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY MAJOR
PLAYED BY JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT
The Jermyn men have never really been a good-looking lot, but they do have a reputation for being cerebral and fearless explorers—that is, until the sudden onset of mid-life suicidal tendencies. As a child, Arthur's father actually tried to kill him before turning a gun on himself. Determined not to let history repeat itself, Arthur has every intention of following in his forefathers' archaeological footsteps. Despite warnings, he's been digging deeply into his past—in particular, about his great-great grandmother and an African ape-princess. Someone ought to tell him the two aren't exactly mutually exclusive.
SOPHOMORE, OCCULT STUDIES MAJOR
PLAYED BY DOC HAMMER
The Whateley's 'black brat', Wilbur is one of a set of twins—and the more human looking of the two, if you can believe it. Under layers of clothing, he's somewhat deformed. He gets it from his father's side of the family, though who his father is has been the subject of much speculation. No one's ever seen Wilbur's brother, but the two were raised by their half-crazed grandfather, who filled their head with disjointed scraps of witchcraft and ancient lore. In fact, the only reason he's even in Miskatonic is to get his hands on the Necronomicon. Too bad Henry Armitage won't let him anywhere near it.
FRESHMAN, OCCULT STUDIES MAJOR
PLAYED BY KRISTIN RITTER
A native of the infamous fishing town, Asenath could pass for pretty, if you can get past her distinct Innsmouth Look. But then, her mother was a Deep One. Asenath's a real daddy's girl whose family is old money, but lately she hasn't been herself. These days, they say she's acting more and more like her father, supposed occultist and St. Mary's inmate Ephraim Waite. At present, she boasts Edward Derby as her trophy boyfriend, but she only wants him for his body. Literally.
SOPHOMORE, LITERATURE MAJOR
PLAYED BY ANDREW LEE POTTS
Everyone has high hopes for Edward. A child prodigy in his youth, he's already a celebrated poet around Miskatonic, if not something of a spoiled brat. Edward's always been a little off-kilter, thanks mostly to his pampered upbringing, but lately he's more paranoid than usual. Claims his girlfriend is out for a little body-swapping. But you know how these artistic types can be.
SENIOR, ARCHITECTURE MAJOR
PLAYED BY DAVID TENNANT
Childhood friend to Edward Derby, Daniel is one of the few people that can put up with the latter's eccentricities. The voice of reason to Daniel's ranting, the ever calm and level-headed Daniel has always been a good listener. His friend's new lady love may make his skin crawl, but against his better judgment, he's been holding his tongue in hopes that the infatuation between the two will eventually burn out. Until then, he's been doing some ill-advised digging into Asenath's family
FRESHMAN, ANCIENT HISTORY MAJOR
PLAYED BY SUMMER GLAU
Hanger-on and best friend of Asenath Waite. Like her, she's a half-breed who hails from Innsmouth. A swarthy young woman, she's marked with subtle anomalies and seems to exude the continuous odor of fish. One of the most skilled swimmers on the varisty team, the Fighting 'Pods. The quiet Eunice resents being second to anyone and is one of the few who knows the truth between Asenath and her father, but won't risk getting on the bad side of either one—even if she can't tell which is which.
SOPHOMORE, EUCLIDEAN CALCULUS AND QUANTUM PHYSICS MAJOR
PLAYED BY TOPHER GRACE
With his nose always buried in a book, Walter has bee driven by his family's poverty to become the Witch House's latest resident. A good thing, then, that he's not the superstitious sort, although he has had some disturbing dreams of abducting children since moving in. One of the university's most upstanding scholars, lately he's been inspired to use the strange angles of his attic room in his thesis calculations. Bad idea much?
FRESHMAN, PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOMETRICS MAJOR
PLAYED BY RYAN GOSLING
His entire family may have turned their backs on him, but Wingate has proven loyal to his increasingly erratic father, Prof. Peaslee. He's already convinced the Yithians have something to do with his dad's amnesia, and has made up his mind to volunteer to join the Antartic expedition so as to help find him a cure. But right now, Prof. Morgan's drugs will have to do.
SENIOR, PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOMETRICS MAJOR
PLAYED BY ZACHARY QUINTO
The lady's man on campus, only a few know of the sadistic streak runs beneath Edward's smooth exterior. When he's not busy donning leather and toting whips at his basement's makeshift dungeon in his quest for the ultimate 'orgasm of the mind', he's somehow pulling straight A's in class. He's also been wowing professors with his promising work on the Resonator. A pity he's not one to share credit with his quiet partner, Crawford Tillinghast.
JUNIOR, QUANTUM PHYSICS MAJOR
PLAYED BY DANIEL RADCLIFFE
Bookish and just a little twitchy, Crawford is a model student who's brilliant in his own right, as proven by his progress building the Resonator, on which he's actually doing most of the work. Sadly, he's been living in the shadow of his friend and roommate, Edward Pretorius. He isn't very good with women, despite the latter bringing them home by the dozens. Still, Crawford is one of the few people who can compete with Pretorius' sharp mind—he'll just be the last to admit it.
SENIOR, ART HISTORY MAJOR
PLAYED BY JAMES RANSONE
Richard's garnered some degree of infamy in the art scene for his gothic paintings, much reflecting his brooding image. Still, he's never truly fit in, not with his family or anyone else at school—an affliction common to Changelings. The morbid visions that inspire his brushstrokes are, in fact, glimpses of another life with his goulish kin. They keep in touch, too: Richard captures them in photographs to put on canvass—the dirty secret lurking behind his success.
WARD, Charles Dexter
JUNIOR, ARCHAEOLOGY MAJOR
PLAYED BY ANDREW GARFIELD
Charles comes from a prominent clan, but his interests lie further up the family tree: In particular, he's obsessed with his ill-reputed ancestor and convicted mass-murderer Joseph Curwen, with whom he shares a striking resemblance. He's gone so far as to take up some of Curwen's old hobbies, such as necromancy, with the intention of bringing his uncle back from the dead. Dipping into the family trust, he's already managed to seek out and find Curwen's ashes. All that's left now is to get his hands on the Necronomicon, except no amount of bribes is likely to grease the librarian's palm.