You know you’ve fallen deep into a fandom when just one simple movie trailer causes you to create OCs for a book series that you haven’t read in years.
Yep, I made Captain Underpants OCs.
Say hello to Sawyer Grayps (meant to be a play on the expression “sour grapes”) and her two kids; 10-year-old Jade and 5-year-old Benny.
Sawyer is the new art teacher at Jerome Horwitz Elementary. And an even bigger shocker, she’s an old childhood friend of Benjamin “Benny” Krupp. Heck, she named her son after him!
When they were little, Sawyer and Benny did everything together, and were quite the troublemakers, much like a certain pair of fourth graders we know and love. But then her father got transferred at his work, and she was forced to move.
30 years (and one failed marriage) later, Sawyer is back in her old hometown, with two kids of her own, to teach what she loves at her old school (This happens between books 3 and 4).
Her daughter Jade becomes fast friends with George and Harold, much to Mr. Krupp’s annoyance (“Oh lord, now there’s THREE of them!”), and “Ms. Grayps” is quick to become a favorite of the students, especially George and Harold.
But then Sawyer starts hearing whispers among the students of strange things that have occurred at the school. Talking toilets, alien lunch ladies, giant dandelions, and an odd new superhero wearing nothing but underwear and a red cape with black polka dots…