Name Thaco
Current Level 4th
Character Class Monk
Race Goblin
Group GAP
Children Complains of Names
Marital Status
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First Mention
First Appearance Thaco's Introduction, p.51


Thaco is the oldest Goblin to have become a member of the Goblin Adventuring Party which is not to say the first. His age is reflected in his name which is a reference to THAC0 (To Hit Armour Class Zero), a statistic in AD&D2. At first Chief was reluctant to allow Thaco to fight due to his old age and being out of shape, but soon circumstances took control. As the goblins' war camp came under a devastating attack by a party of adventurers including Minmax and Forgath, Thaco was forced to fight when a Drow adventurer happened upon the hut in which he and the other elderly goblins had been left to shelter.

Thacos Outfit

Thaco makes some alterations to his new outfit.

Afterwards, when Fumbles hatched his plan for the goblins to become Player Characters, Thaco sought a class that would allow him to escape bonds; Fumbles provided the solution with the Monk class. This class also makes use of the wisdom bonus afforded to Thaco by his age.

Along the way to Brassmoon City the GAP were forced into a side-adventure, one of the benefits of which was Thaco's acquisition of a new outfit to replace his loincloth. He was not initially pleased with the outfit, found in the backpack of a deceased halfling, due to its rather fruity appearance; in his displeasure he tore the offending parts asunder and realized that this made the remaining outfit more acceptable.

Earlier LifeEdit

Thacos Ear

Thaco's ear mounted on The Goblin Slayer's wall

Thaco's choice of class was motivated by events that took place before the span of the Goblins comic, although these events have been greatly illuminated over the course of several flashback sequences. During these flashbacks we learn that Thaco was captured in his youth by The Goblin Slayer. Although he eventually escaped captivity and torture, Goblin Slayer retained Thaco's ear as a trophy and kept it on the wall of his chambers.

Due to his escape from Goblin Slayer, Thaco has become somewhat of a legend in Brassmoon City. Every soldier in the city would like to be the one to kill him, if only for the recognition and reputation they would receive for it. The Goblin Slayer finds it extremely important to kill Thaco, the only major blemish on his record, in order to redeem himself and his reputation.

It has also emerged, although it is not common knowledge in the GAP, that Thaco was prophesied to be leader of the clan. It was foreseen that this would cause great strife, however, and so Chief was assigned that position.


Book OneEdit

up.14 Thaco's Introduction p.51, p.52

up.17 Complains and Thaco p.61, p.62

up.21 The Bet p.76, p.77, p.79

up.22 Bleeding To Death p.81, p.82

up.30 The Rules Just Changed p.112

up.31 Sacred Statues p.113

up.32 A Tragic Mistake p.116, p.117, p.118

up.33 The Beginning p.121, p.122, p.123

Book TwoEdit

up.34 Dodge p.124, p.125

up.35 Chief's Secret p.128, p.129

up.36 The Party Forms p.130, p.131, p.132, p.133

up.40 There Is No Treasure Chest p.142, p.143

up.44 Fumbles' First Quest p.154, p.155

up.46 The Dungeons Of Brassmoon p.162, p.163

up.48 The Thornback Clan p.168, p.169, p.170

up.49 Thaco vs The Thornback Clan p.171, p.172

up.50 Complains Rages p.173, p.174

up.51 Into The Cave p.177, p.178, p.179

up.53 Yellow Musk Creeper p.183, p.184, p.185, p.186

up.54 Chief's Failure p.187, p.188

up.55 Death of The Yellow Musk Creeper p.190, p.192

up.56 Chief Thaco p.193, p.194

up.60 Thaco's Outfit p.208

up.61 Tu Dae Fadda p.209

up.66 The Dwarven Paladin p.224, p.225, p.226

up.76 The Sewage Pipe p.250, p.251, p.252

up.77 Into The Pipe p.253, p.254, p.255

up.79 Detect Evil p.258, p.259

up.80 The Drain p.260, p.261, p.262

up.81 Ears At The Drain p.263

up.82 The Decision p.264, p.265, p.266

up.84 Food p.269, p.270, p.271

up.86 Lair Of The Goblin Slayer p.274, p.275, p.276

up.88 Within The Lair p.279, p.280, p.281

Book ThreeEdit

up.93 Outside The Dungeons Of Brassmoon p.289

up.94 Above The Guards p.290, p.291

up.95 Drop Down p.293

up.102 Raging At Sergeant Bremick p.308

up.103 At The Table p.309

up.104 Goodbye p.311, p.312, p.313

up.111 Another Battle's End p.331

up.112 Third Level p.332

up.113 Challenge Rating p.333, p.334

up.115 Goblinslayer's Discovery p.340

up.118 Return To The Drain p.344, p.345, p.346

up.119 Goblinslayer's Plan p.347

up.122 Rot In Hell Goblin p.356

up.123 Into The Fires Of Hell p.357, p.358, p.359

up.124 Goblin Attack p.361, p.362, p.363

up.125 Flesh Ripper The Goblin p.364, p.365

up.126 On The Ground p.367, p.368

up.127 With Vorpal p.369, p.370

up.128 Bolts p.371, p.372

up.129 Thaco's Plan p.373, p.374

up.132 Reunion p.380, p.381

up.133 Red Street p.382

up.134 Top Of The Statue End Of The Street p.384, p.385

up.135 Two Leaps p.386, p.387, p.388