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Greg Adley
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Episode count
15
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Family
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Status
Alive


Greg Adley is the fifth, final, and longest-serving probation worker to the Misfits Gang, appearing throughout Series 4 and 5.

Although without a power or apparently even aware of powers, Greg has a painful past and shares the short fuse of the first probation worker Tony. Intimidating, intense and with a twisted sense of humour, Greg is a borderline psychopath and the only probation worker that the gang were actually afraid of. Greg was also the only probation worker not to be killed by the gang, although he narrowly survived one attempt in Series 5.

A closeted homosexual, Greg was shown on rare occasions to have a softer side, Jekyll-and-Hyde like; to play the piano, and has a fondness for karaoke and the music of 1980s band Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Greg showed attraction to Curtis and later Finn, whom he previously mercilessly bullied. Greg eventually comes out and happily announces he is in a relationship with Stuart in the future.

HistoryEdit

Series 4Edit

Greg arrived at the Community Centre in the first episode of Series 4 as the replacement to the missing Laura. He immediately terrifies the gang, singling out Finn for bullying, and to which intense behavior Curtis replies it definitely different to all previous probation workers.

It's suggested at times that Greg is a closeted homosexual. The first hint to this hidden personality trait is in Series 4 Episode 4, when he tells Curtis that he is an attractive young man. He is also shown on various occasions to be very sensitive. In Series 4 Episode 7, the gang accidentally find him singing "The Power of Love" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood onstage in a karaoke bar, leading to his anger that they have found him in such a vulnerable state.

In Series 4 Episode 8. he is completely open with Rudy about his past, telling him that he was once in love, but messed up and has been feeling heartbroken since. He encourages Rudy to go out and save his love for Nadine instead of making the same mistakes as he did.

Series 5Edit

In Series 5 Episode 1, he catches Alex anally-raping Finn to remove his power, but mistakes it for a genuine homosexual experience between the two. He quickly apologises for intruding before leaving and sitting outside the room with a melancholy expression on his face, suggesting his empathy.

Later in Series 5 Episode 2, he catches Finn naked in the shower and refuses to give back his towel. 

In Series 5 Episode 3, Greg got drunk and attempted to teach Finn how to play "The Power of Love" on the piano. As Greg begins to come onto Finn very strongly, Finn gets freaked out and unconsciously pushes Greg away with his Telekinesis, accidentally causing Greg to fall over the mezzanine. Believing him dead, Finn, Rudy and Alex go to bury Greg under the overpass, but as Greg lies in the freshly-dug grave, he stirs, revealing he is not dead causing Rudy to panic and hit Greg on the head with his shovel. Still, Greg survives, and they decide to make it look as though he's just got drunk in his car and crashed. They leave Greg in his car with his penis out and wearing a sombrero, taking the handbrake off so that it crashes into Jess's car. Greg wakes up the next morning with nothing more than a headache but with no memory of the previous evening.

In Alternate Timeline(s)Edit

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The gang find Greg and Stuart together (In Luke's World)

Two years into the future, Greg is seen as still being the probation worker of the Community Centre. He is overseeing two new, unnamed young men on community service, as well as the Jumper Posse who are pretending to be on community service as alter egos although Greg has not yet realized (unlike when Abby was pretending to be on community service and Greg caught her out almost immediately who then put her on community service for real). In this timeline, Greg also has a trainee probation worker in former Misfits gang member Finn.

In his final appearance, the Misfits gang find Greg naked in the storeroom with another gay probation worker, Stuart. Greg happily announces that he is gay and proud, before holding Stuart's hand, the gang awkwardly close the door on them.

QuotesEdit

Series 4Edit

"I'm your new probation worker..."
— Greg's first words on the show.
"Have you heard the one about the guy who left his community service early to let his dog out for a shit? And his probation worker hunted him down, he pinned him to the floor, and he fed him the dog shit with a teaspoon. You cross me, and I will fuck you like you've never been fucked before. You will feel like you have been fucked by a train. *Mimics steam train* I think we'll get along great. And you *glaring at Finn* I really like you."
— Greg responding to Finn's request to leave community service early.
"My office, now! We're gonna do some grief counseling. I guarantee... there will be tears. And they won't be mine!"
— Greg to Rudy after Curtis's suicide.
"Oh, you want intense? I'll give you intense. I'll give you the intense sensation of me skull-fucking your living brain."
— During Rudy's grief counseling.
"I did a happy little jig on my father's grave."
— Greg to Finn, whilst dancing and skipping.
"Did you shoot your watery little spunk up her? You're responsible for her. She gets out of line and I'll fuck you up all the way to fuck."
— Greg to Finn regarding Abby.
"What's this?! What's with the strange lingering silence? Where's your comic banter? And witty repartee, the...rebellious backchat? What the fuck is up wi' you lot?'"
— One of Greg's morning greetings to The Misfits Gang.
  • Caught singing "The Power of Love" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood at the Wertham karaoke bar.
"You take the pain... and you hang on to it. You bury it deep inside you. Do you feel it? Do you feel it? Cos that's it. Feels like your guts are strangling your heart. Lap it up. It's good for the soul."
— Greg giving life advice to Abby.
"Hey. That's what love feels like. Crawling naked... through broken glass and dog shit. I should know. I was in love once. Didn't say anything, I was too scared. Lost them forever. You crawl... through the broken glass and dog shit... and you fucking tell her how much you love her, or so help me God, I will fuck you to kingdom come."
— Greg encouraging Rudy to tell Nadine of his love for her.

Series 5Edit

"I'm sorry."
— Greg apologizing with melancholy to Finn and Alex, after catching them in a very comprising situation.
"A probation worker has many faces; father figure, tearful clown..."
— Greg giving job advice to former Misfits gang member Finn, when Finn is a trainee probation worker under him in an alternate future.
"I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm gay. I am a beautiful, proud, gay man."
— Greg's last and only happily-spoken words on the show, after being caught by the Misfits gang naked in the storeroom with Stuart.

Possible powerEdit

  • Although Greg has never shown to possess a superpower or even know about them, a number of fans have hypothesized that Greg may have bought Immortality from Seth, since that would explain how he survived the attempt on his life (being thrown from a great height and apparently breaking bones yet being fine the next day; surviving being hit with a shovel in the head; surviving a car crash ect).
  • Actor Shaun Dooley suggested in an interview with Radio Times that his character Greg does actually know about superpowers, and may have actually had one himself all along:-
"I’d love the special powers, but you'll have to wait and see what happens. It’s the equivalent of going into Game of Thrones and not getting a sword – it’s just wrong. I reckon Greg’s special power would be the ability to wipe somebody from the face of the earth with a single finger click, because he thinks there are a lot of people who shouldn’t be around and he’d like to get rid of them."
Interview

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In The Misfits Book, there is a section in the form of a newspaper article, in which Greg has written what he believes his perfect Sunday would be, which includes relatively normal things, but often in a violent manner, such as insulting the weeds as he does his gardening, or repeatedly stabbing his breakfast as he cooks it. In this article he mentions that he has a wife.

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