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Shermy is a character who exists in the future and is close friends with Beth. Shermy debuted in "Come Along With Me." He and Beth appear to live in Marceline's house, where they have a collection of ancient artifacts.


Shermy is a small, light-gray cat.[1] Shermy has a long tail, a proportionally large mouth with a split lip, small black eyes, gray freckles, and large ears. The end of his left foreleg and right hindleg are white instead of light-gray. Shermy wears a light-red t-shirt and a khaki satchel.

While he's possessed by Simon Petrikov, Shermy's ears fold downwards and up at the tips, resembling Simon's hair.


Shermy is adventurous and outgoing, and is curious about Ooo's extensive past. He apparently hates the library. It should be noted that Shermy's personality greatly resembles Finn's during the first few seasons. He also enjoys doing child-like things instead of thinking about his future. In fact, when asked about his future, he acts out what is presumably a heart attack.



Shermy is confirmed to be a reincarnation of Finn, which makes sense considering their similarities and the fact that Finn can resurrect when he wants and be another living being due to being an incarnation of the Blue Catalyst Comet. This is reinforced by Shermy's acquisition of the Finn Sword at the end of "Come Along With Me".


Beth is Shermy's close friend and guardian. Beth encourages Shermy to read and regularly takes him to the Library. Beth is also willing to indulge Shermy in make-believe, like when she believed Shermy's possession by Simon was just an act.


When Shermy has questions about the past, he looks for the King of Ooo, which turns out to be BMO. Shermy very quickly gets off on the wrong foot with BMO through his careless touching of old sentimental artifacts, but BMO agrees to explain the Gum War to him and Beth after they give BMO Finn's old prosthetic arm.


As a close friend and ally of the exiled Pup Princess Beth, Shermy is an enemy of the Pup Kingdom's ruler, Gibbon, and wanted alongside Beth for crimes against both. Shermy and Beth express distain towards Gibbon's tyrannical rule and plan to overthrow him, and they are not above vandalizing the entire Pup Kingdom with graffiti in the process.

Pawn Swan[]

The exact relationship between Shermy and Pawn Swan is unknown, though Shermy and Beth allegedly get along well with him. This is shown when Simon in Shermy's body yelled at Pawn Swan, mistaking him for Choose Goose, which Beth saw as troublingly out of character for Shermy.


So far, nothing is known about Shermy's past, save that he came to live with Beth and he is fully aware of her lineage as the Pup Princess.

Somewhere in the relative past they began living in Marceline's now-abandoned house.  In "Graybles 1000+", he or Beth apparently mastered the ability to play Marceline's banjolele with enough proficiency to sound like her.

While Finn was driven by a primal need to help, Shermy is defined by his unbridled curiosity, roaming Ooo to collect its "treasure", mostly a hoard of garbage and relics of Finn's era. In "Come Along With Me," his failed attempt to capture a Prize Ball Guardian for its loot ends in him discovering Finn's mechanical arm.

Curious of its origins, but unwilling to visit the library, he accepts Beth's idea to seek the fabled "King of Ooo". This is revealed to be BMO, who now occupies a house on the top of Mount Cragdor, surrounded by relics of his past, and thought to be merely a legend. There Shermy and Beth start accidentally destroying parts of BMO's collection with Shermy wearing Simon Petrikov's glasses and Marceline's anti-smoking T-shirt, which prompts BMO to politely try to throw them out.

However, when Beth shows BMO the arm, he finally consents to tell Shermy about the Gum War, the battle against GOLB and the final fate of the people of Finn's era, albeit misnaming Finn as "Phil." He then politely throws them out.

Shermy then remembers seeing Fern's tree (previously shown in "Lemonhope Part 2" and "Graybles 1000+") in his travels around Ooo. He and Beth climb to its top and find the restored Finn Sword. He promptly takes the sword for himself, and poses with it like Finn during the opening of the show, symbolically accepting his mantle as the new Hero of Ooo.

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  • Shermy was based on Steve Wolfhard's cat Shortcut.
  • Shermy's name was based on Jeremy Shada's last and first names.
  • There is a possibility that Shermy is one of Finn's future reincarnations.
    • Shermy's personality is similar to that of Finn's in earlier seasons.
    • Shermy is seen holding up the Finn Sword in the same pose Finn had at the end of the show's opening sequence.
    • Shermy's red shirt is the opposite of Finn's blue shirt.
      • Additionally, counting Shoko, whose shirt was green, every one of them wore a shirt based on one of the three additive primary colors.
    • Shermy carries a satchel, while Finn carries a backpack (Shoko also wore a small satchel)
    • Shermy's head bears a slight resemblance to Finn's hat.
    • Shermy eats cookies in the shape of his head, which is similar to how Finn eats Finn Cakes.
    • Finn is shown to reincarnate in the episode "Together Again".
  • Further suggesting the connection between Shermy and Finn, it was decided that Shermy would be a cat because of Finn's line in "Mortal Recoil," where he says, "I'm a cat, I'm an agile cat!"[2]