The Snatcher is a mysterious shadow spirit who lives in Subcon Forest. He can appear as a shadow or as a solid form of shadowy material, and can mimic the forms of others. His most distinguishing feature is his glowing yellow trickster smile. The Snatcher is in a power struggle with Queen Vanessa over control of Subcon Forest, and he is constantly playing tricks and plotting in the shadows. Before Hat Kid can access areas of the forest, she must sign a contract with the Snatcher.