Each Character’s Most Iconic Scene

Each Character’s Most Iconic Scene

Content Warning: The following article contains spoilers for the FX show What We Do in the Shadows.

The ongoing fourth season of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows has given fans more hilarious misadventures from the vampires (and familiar) they all know and love. The most recent events haven’t lived up to the gang’s most iconic moments from the past three seasons, though.

From the Guide’s dramatic entrance to Guillermo’s murderous rampage, the legendary scenes for each character depict their most unforgettable moments on the show. These often reflect their personalities or capture an important event that influences their arc or event the overarching narrative of the series.


Baron Afanas: Trying Human Food

When the gang realizes that the Baron isn’t as intimidating as he seems, they fully embrace the wild night out they’re having. The ancient vampire confesses that something he’s always wanted to try is to eat a slice of pizza, which is a suggestion met with disapproval.

Vampires can’t eat human food, as it will make them terribly sick. The Baron is too drunk and high to care, though, and proceeds to take a bite. It only takes a few seconds before he violently vomits and is propelled into the air and onto a warehouse’s wall. He flies around through the sheer force of his vomit, which is, unfortunately, the scene that has become associated with the character.

Jenna: Discovering Her Special Power

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To say that Jenna’s transition into becoming a vampire is rough would be an understatement. Even with Nadja’s full support, the inexperienced vampire has a hard time finding her special power. It only becomes more frustrating when Nadja shows off her seduction skills during a party where everyone ignores Jenna.

When she’s had enough, Jenna lets out a loud scream before vanishing into thin air. The iconic scene cements the vampire’s place among the strongest creatures of the night, as invisibility is a rare ability that only a select few have.

Sean Rinaldi: Getting The Brain Scramblies

Sean wearing a blue cap and fixing something in What We Do In The Shadows.

Laszlo’s clueless neighbor Sean is a likable side character who makes an unfortunate mistake when he jokes about vampires during their Superbowl party. This prompts Laszlo and Nandor to hypnotize him at the same time, accidentally giving him the “brain scramblies.”

The entire scene makes Sean memorable, especially when he sees Laszlo and Nandor float into the air, which shocks him and makes him ask how they’re doing that. The moment proves that their neighbor really had no idea that they were vampires and they needlessly fried his brain because of their misguided suspicions.

Nadja’s Doll: Running Away As A Giant Rat

Nadja’s ghost has slowly but surely become part of the gang, but there has been one major hitch in her relationship with them. After Nandor and Nadja share the responsibility of being the head of the Vampiric Council, Nadja neglects her doll, which causes her to run away.

The chase scene has become iconic because of the hilarious way Nadja’s ghost jumps from one item to another. She possesses a statue, a mannequin, and most unforgettable of all, a giant inflatable rat. She soon loses steam as she’s clambering down a narrow alleyway, which is soon followed by a dramatic conversation.

The Guide: Her Grand Entrance

The Guide floating by the door in What We Do in the Shadows.

With a swarm of ravens and a gust of smoke, the Guide makes an impressive entrance after she’s sent to summon the vampires for their trial. The intimidating scene becomes humorous after she begins to speak, though, as her high-pitched and irritated voice demands to know why the defendants haven’t responded to the 500 ravens they sent.

The iconic scene makes it seem as if the Guide would be a villain before comedically revealing that she’s actually just a pissed-off worker. She has taken on a bigger role since then, with her latest exploit involving Nadja’s nightclub.

Colin Robinson: Becoming Overpowered

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Compared to the other vampires, Colin Robinson has always seemed somewhat harmless. As an energy vampire, he feeds by boring others with his fun facts and droll conversation. This assumption is proven wrong when he gets promoted in the office and displays the true extent of his power.

The entire sequence where Colin suddenly grows a full head of hair and shows off how he can drain people with just one phrase or even a single gesture is entertaining from start to finish. It’s astonishing to see his potential, which he thankfully lets go of again once he forgives his unappreciative roommates.

Nadja Of Antipaxos: Spitting For An Enemy

Nadja What We Do In The Shadows

After Laszlo and Nandor are kidnapped by a talking goat, Nadja immediately knows that witches are behind the abduction. Her explanation of her long and messy history with the witch Lilith results in her iconic line, “five spits for an enemy.”

Something serious came between the vampire and the witch, who were once close friends. The way Nadja begins insulting Lilith during the interview perfectly captures her personality, as she can quickly become angry and carried away by her emotions when she feels like she’s been wronged.

Laszlo Cravensworth: Shouting ‘Bat!’

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It’s hard to imagine what his character would be like without Laszlo’s iconic transformation in WWDITS. While most vampires seem to be able to change into bats at any time, it’s only Laszlo who has to enthusiastically shout “bat” before doing so.

The first time he does this is iconic and actually improvised (according to Polygon). The actor just felt like he needed to say something to exit the scene, so he just came up with the most logical word that would fit that moment. It has since become inextricably linked to his character.

Nandor The Relentless: Buying Creepy Paper

Nandor and Guillermo shopping in a store in What We Do In The Shadows.

During the stressful preparation for the Baron’s arrival in Staten Island, Nandor and Guillermo go shopping for a few necessities. Aside from buying glitter so that Nandor could look like the vampires from Twighlight, he insists on purchasing the “macabre” “creepy paper.”

No matter what Guillermo says, Nandor is convinced that the crepe paper is the ideal decor for the Baron’s entrance. It’s an iconic scene that underscores not just the character’s naivety around human objects, but his relationship with his familiar, Guillermo, who just looks at the camera to show how tired he is of those antics.

Guillermo De La Cruz: Murdering An Entire Audience

Guillermo in the theater in What We Do in the Shadows.

Despite feeling unappreciated and hurt by the way the vampires neglect his needs, Guillermo goes to rescue the housemates after they’re tricked into attending the Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires. Right before they’re executed on stage, Guillermo appears and begins to slaughter every supernatural creature in sight.

This is the greatest display of his Van Helsing heritage, which Guillermo had kept a secret up until that point. He cemented himself as the most powerful character in the series through that massacre, which ended up saving the gang and getting him into more trouble.

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