The Universal Monsters vs. Evil
Tobias Forge aka "Papa"
In a time long ago and best forgotten, a young explorer named Tobias Forge led a group of famed adventurers. Haunted by ghosts from a young age, he found power in delving into the depths of the void while barely holding off madness.
An evil Countess named Elizabeth hired Tobias to lead an expedition into a great necropolis ruled by the Zombie Queen, Ghuleh. Countess Elizabeth’s obsession with remaining youthful had lead her to bathe in the fresh blood of sacrificed virgins, but this did not work. She sought the zombie queen to obtain immortality and the secret of eternal youth.
During the expedition, the adventurers were set upon by ghouls. Tobias and five others escaped, but later succumbed to ghoul fever. Countess Elizabeth was captured and ritualistically sacrificed to the zombie queen. The adventurers rose as ghouls, Tobias as a ghast, and they roamed the wastes for years hunting and always craving flesh.
That was until they found themselves hunting a particular holy man, a missionary who would defeat them. Instead of destroying these undead, the missionary was able to turn them to the light. Their maddening hunger for flash abated, memories of their lives before undeath returned to them.
Tobias and the nameless ghouls settled in Harmonia and opened a daycare called Room 611. Since many of the population of Harmonia have been raised or have their children raised there, he is known as Papa to everyone, the name Tobias long forgotten.
Although he no longer has the need to consume human flesh and drink blood, he is sometimes found lingering around near the morgue. Rumors are that he is there to consume the corpses, but since there seems to be no evidence of it at the funerals, everyone gives those rumors a pass. The truth is, he is infatuated with the beautiful mortician working there.
Ghost & Subvision songs referenced:
If You Have Ghosts
Cartwheeling the Void
Body and Blood