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Clay M. Puppington
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Clay in his study

Gender

Male

Age

40 (52 as of 2018)

Birthday

April 12, 1966

Hair

Brown

Religion

Protestant

Job

Mayor of Moralton

First Appearance

Beforel Orel

Last Appearance

Honor

Voiced by

Scott Adsit

Family & Relationships

Clayton Middleinitial "Clay" Puppington (born April 12, 1966) is Orel's strict, abusive, alcoholic father who tries to keep his home in line with a 1950's style of living. He hates his job as mayor of Moralton, his children, his marriage, and his father, Arthur Puppington. He is the major antagonist in the series until he shot Orel then he became the hero.

HistoryEdit

☀Clay is the hero of the entire Moral Orel series because he disciplines his son who rapes women while they are asleep. Orel deserves to be beat because he is rapist.

PersonalityEdit

Clay is a man with a painful childhood, an unpleasant past and a lot of regrets. He is a deeply depressed, frustrated cynic. He is ill-equipped to deal with life's problems and takes out his anger and frustration on his family, friends, and the whole of Moralton. He despises and fears the reality of his life and himself. He also hates being ignored, brushed off and feelings of worthlessness. He's irresponsible, and mocks and ignores anyone who tells him he is wrong, including Orel and Bloberta. His adult life bears the fruits of his spoiled and unbalanced childhood. His marriage is a lie, and everyone but Orel knows it. When he makes a mistake, he blames it on other people to mask the fact that he is not perfect. He began to blame other people for his mistakes ever since he accidentally killed his mother, resulting in his father despising Clay. When he was in his twenties, he was a mild-mannered man until he met his future wife, Bloberta, who introduced him to alcohol. His qualities began to fade as he continued to drink, and he devolved into a very selfish, bitter, depressed, racist, and misogynistic person.

Family and RelationshipsEdit

  • Angela Puppington
    • She is Clay's mother. The two spent a lot of time together, and Clay was basically a spoiled "mama's boy" because of her devotion to him. When Clay was 12, he pretended to be dead and gave her a heart attack which killed her. Before she died, she would call Clay her "precious only ever". Her death still affects him to this day and he blames his father for her death.However as an adult he seems to have developed an oedipus complex towards her.
  • Bloberta Puppington
    • She is Clay's wife. The two are in an unhappy and unloving marriage. Clay constantly drinks and often reminds himself he still hates his wife. There are very rare moments when they are civil to one another. One moment in "Numb " when he overhears Orel asking her why she married him, Bloberta simply answers "Why not?". When Orel mentions his father drinking, Bloberta states that his drinking only shows his true nature. Bloberta breaks down after leaving her son with an empty answer. She then goes cold seeing Clay because Clay caused Orel to begin seeing the harsh truth about the family. The two lay in their beds. Looking as if they're awaiting death or accepting they are indeed stuck to be with one another, miserably. In Beforel Orel, its shown that the two are very much aware they don't care for another. As their wedding photo of them frowning is seen on the wall. When Orel asks if he should pray for his mother (out of thankfullness), Clay only to reply "eh" meaning he have semi feelings for her. Ironically, although he and Bloberta hate one another they are possessive of one another. As he was angry of the thought of her sleeping with Dr. Potterswheel and Bloberta was frantic to hide the hankerchief she took from Clay. However there are some times he actually does care for Bloberta like in "Turn the Other Cheek" he got angry at Orel for beating her.
  • Coach Daniel Stopframe
    • They are close friends and drinking buddies, although Coach Stopframe would like something more from their relationship. He encourages Clay's alcoholism in the hopes that it will lower his inhibitions. Clay is aware of the infatuation and sometimes flirts with him publicly. In "Honor", Clay finally admits his feelings for Stopframe and is rejected as Stopframe has realized Clay is a terrible person.
  • Miss Francis Clara Censordoll
    • In "Nesting ," Censordoll embarked upon a scheme to seduce Clay Puppington, offering to be his mistress, using the fact that she was unable to produce children and manipulating his Oedipal feelings towards his dead mother, to convince Clay of her potential as his mistress. They begin to passionately make out as they fondle a chicken egg.
  • Orel Puppington
    • He is Clay's only biological son. Because of his selfishness, Clay shows no real love for Orel and instead treats him like work. The closest hes really shown to love was when he defended Orel from a zombie. When it comes to love, he never really says it to him. He once said "I love you enough". Clay even said, "I'm glad that I shot you." He chose not to reconcile with his son even when he had plenty of chances to do it. In Honor, it shows how more selfish he is when he becomes jealous over the time Coach Stopframe spent with him. He felt no guilt that Orel basically stated he didn't feel relaxed at his own home. He was more jealous that Stopframe wanted to be nice to Orel. In Beforel Orel, Clay is shown to be in very deep denial that he's a neglectful parent. And wants Orel to turn on Arthur to hurt him unknown to him that Orel is pretenting to turn on Arthur. Its revealed that he didn't want to teach young Orel anything (including God) because he had no confidence he could. He attempt to get Orel to hate Arthur, but Orel is pretending to hate him and thus Clay's attempt failed and a few years later Clay caused Orel to hate him instead and made Orel lose his respect for Clay and Orel grew up to be a much happier adult after he stopped listening to his father's poor advice and had a better life. It is uncertain if Orel still talks to his father as an adult even though he has a portrait of him and Bloberta in his home left by his grandfather.
  • Shapey and Block
    • It is implied that Clay can tell them apart and appears to be the only one who noticed they were switched but simply doesn't care since neither of them are his real son, however they are so similar that when he saw them both at the same time in "Numb" he assumed that it was double vision. He dislikes Shapey because he's not his real son and sometimes sits in his study looking at pictures of possible fathers. He usually just pushes them away from him or gives them something to play with so they'll leave him alone.
  • Arthur Puppington
    • Clay hates his father, because he blames him for the death of his mother. However, Clay killed his mother and he's blaming his father for it instead of blaming himself. Arthur ended the male Puppington tradition, but Clay says he'll keep the tradition going only to go back on that promise with Orel. He chose not to reconcile with his father even when he had plenty of chances to do it. In Beforel Orel, it explores more about their relationship, it shows the hatred between them was still ever strong as Arthur threatened to shoot his car if he came on his property. The two don't interact near the end when Arthur admits he's surprised Orel didn't know about God and asked his son why. Clay, emotionally, answers he didn't have enough confidence to answer Orel's questions or talk to him about God. He then states because he felt worthless and cries in front of his father. The two realize its because of how Arthur stated "you're not even worth it". And for a brief moment there's silence between father and son. Arthur shows to express concern and regret for how he treated Clay. But Clay goes back to his self and angrily states that he sees that God is the answer to all of Orel's questions and states he never wants to see him around Orel. To hurt his father, he gets Orel to say that "grandpa is bad and shouldn't be trusted". Unknown to him, Orel was only pretending and winks at Arthur who knows the truth. As Arthur leaves, Clay watches him drive off sadly and regretfully. This could hint that he does miss his father and probably (even for a moment) wished to reconcile. But he quickly shakes it off and goes back to "normal" as he refuses to ever forgive Arthur. If the series continued, Arthur would live with Clay. After, Arthur died, Arthur left the money and house to Orel and Christina which causes Clay to be infuriated. Arthur would have the last laugh on Clay.

AppearancesEdit

Season OneEdit

  • All episodes

Season TwoEdit

  • All episodes

Season ThreeEdit

  • All episodes except Alone

Gallery Edit