A failed stand-up comedian, Ethan has settled for working retail. Amazingly, retail has not broken him yet. He still has that shimmer of hope for the future and his fellow man. Whether this is due to the strength of his resolve or just plain old ordinary denial depends on your personal level of cynicism. Ethan recently discovered he was gay. He's not very good at that, either.
To most people, Ethan is instead defined by his hobbies. He's an obsessive toy collector, much to the annoyance of his roommates. He's a virtual encyclopedia regarding all things Batman and Transformers, and as large as his love for these properties is, his disdain for their respective fandoms is just as great. Some see this as arrogance or elitism; Ethan sees himself as a champion of rationality. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.