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You're too easy to sneak up on. Should work on that. Your kids too. Easy to snare. No eye for booby traps.
— Mr. Garcia to Mr. Spender (Chapter 5, Page 300Pnat)


Mr. Garcia is a science teacher at Mayview Middle School. In Chapter 5 of Paranatural, he is revealed to be in a casual relationship with Richard Spender.[2]

Personality Edit

Mr. Garcia is shown to be exhausted most of the time[3][4], causing him to be easily irritated out of his normally apathetic and informal disposition. In Chapter 4, Mr. Garcia is shown attempting to follow along with an episode of Bob Ross's The Joy of Painting in his spare time. In Chapter 5, he is revealed to become flustered at the mention of his relationship with his boyfriend, Mr. Spender.[2][1]

Appearance Edit

Mr. Garcia has brown, slicked-back hair with a loose strand hanging over his face, as well as noticeable stubble.

In Chapter 1 and Chapter 3, he wears a white dress shirt with rolled-up sleeves, a black belt, and beige slacks. In Chapter 4, he wears a black dress shirt with chest pockets over his previous pants and belt. In Chapter 5, he wears a light purple[5] vest over a white dress shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes[6].

Background Edit

According to Jeff, Mr. Garcia has a history of telling bad jokes.[7] While taking Max Puckett around the school, Suzy mentions that Mr. Garcia was involved in an incident involving an "entire pizza"[8]. On Zack Morrison's Tumblr account, it was revealed that he threw the pizza out of a window.[9]

Paranatural Edit

Chapter 1 Edit

On his first day at Mayview Middle School, Max attends Mr. Garcia's first period science class. After being woken up on his desk by Max, Mr. Garcia proceeds to introduce Max to the class before going into his lesson. At the end of the class, Mr. Garcia hands out textbooks to his students while telling Jeff Flavors to get a haircut.

Chapter 3 Edit

While chasing Johnny Jhonny through the woods, Max Puckett spots a fully-dressed Mr. Garcia floating down a river.[10]

Chapter 4 Edit

After shooing Johnny and his gang away, Mr. Garcia tries to bribe Max into not telling anyone about his escapade in the river with a Starchman Star.[11] Later on, he is seen in a photograph on Suzy's computer screen, depicting him being caught painting along with a Bob Ross video.[12]

Chapter 5 Edit

After gym class is over, Mr. Garcia is listed as one of the potential suspects who Hijack could have taken over in order to get into the teacher's lounge.[13] He is pursued by Isaac O'Connor, who trails him through the back of the school into the woods before being ambushed by him.[14] Mr. Garcia counters Isaac's nature powers with both strength[15] and his box of juice[16], ultimately catching him in one of his previously placed rope traps.[17] There, Mr. Garcia reveals to Isaac that he has a casual relationship with Mr. Spender and knows he's been acting strangely, leading Isaac to come to the conclusion that Mr. Spender was the one under Hijack's control.

After Hijack's defeat, Mr. Garcia eavesdrops on Mr. Spender speaking with Agent Day about having a boyfriend. While trying to crawl away discreetly, he is seen by Mina Zarei.[1] After Mr. Spender talks to the rest of the Activity Club, Mr. Garcia sneaks up on him and offers to walk home so Mr. Spender can drive the kids. Mr. Spender reassures him that they're fine on their own; when Mr. Garcia expresses doubt, Mr. Spender responds, "I'm sure. They're together. They'll be just fine."

Quotes Edit

"...so here's your textbook, and you can Jeff get a haircut finish this packet at your leisure so that you're caught up."
— Mr. Garcia to his class (Chapter 1, Page 35Pnat)
"From the blighted womb of your worst nightmare, quivering on legs innumerable, soaked in the black ooze of your greatest fears. I rear back my heavy head, and howl:
DETEEENTION
...for AAAALLL three of you! I
swear, I'm the only one around here that doesn't find threats and violence to be charming. Kids these days!
...
OK, now listen up, punk-
"
— Mr. Garcia to Max Puckett (Chapter 4, Page 49Pnat)

Trivia Edit

Mr Garcia Ch5Pg117 & Ch5P299-235
  • On Chapter 5, Page 117Pnat, a mysterious eye is shown looking back at Mr. Spender while he pushes the teachers out of the lounge. On Chapter 5, Pages 229-235, it is revealed that this eye was Mr. Garcia, who had noticed Mr. Spender was not acting like himself.
  • Prior to its reveal, there were several hints towards Mr. Garcia's relationship with Mr. Spender:
    • On Chapter 4, Page 57Pnat, Max says that he'd quit the club if Mr. Spender gave his car a woman's name. Mr. Spender whispers under his breath "se llama Giancarlo", or "it's called Giancarlo" in Spanish.
    • On Chapter 4, Page 151Pnat, Mr. Spender is shown studying a book in his home while a shadowed figure stands in the kitchen. The book at the center of the shot is entitled "Queer Happenings".
    • On Chapter 5, Page 95Pnat, Mr. Spender is shown carrying a lunchbag with "Rick ❤️" written on its front.

Gallery Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chapter 5, Page 297Pnat
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 5, Pages 229-235
  3. Chapter 1, Page 33Pnat
  4. Mr. Garcia: ""I heard all that. You woke me up."
    (Chapter 4, Page 49Pnat)
  5. Chapter 5, Page 103Pnat
  6. Chapter 5, Page 117Pnat
  7. Chapter 1, Page 34Pnat
  8. Suzy: "Here we go! Mr. Garcia! Nice guy! This one time... [...] ...the entire pizza!")
    (Chapter 1, Page 37Pnat)
  9. Zack Morrison's Tumblr
  10. Chapter 3, Page 27Pnat
  11. Chapter 4, Page 49Pnat
  12. Chapter 4, Page 68Pnat
  13. Chapter 5, Page 117Pnat
  14. Chapter 5, Page 198Pnat
  15. Chapter 5, Page 200Pnat
  16. Chapter 5, Page 209Pnat
  17. Chapter 5, Page 206Pnat
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