Vulpe the Fortune Teller is the is the great, great, great, great, great grandfather of Dr. Fox and taught him the mysteries of palmistry and the Tarot. Vulpe the Fortune Teller is also known as the eternal gypsy. He was born during the reign of Vlad the Impaler in Transylvania. Vlad studied the mystic arts of the gypsies and using alchemy created a formula of immortality that included vampire blood and the blood of a werefox. The blood of the werefox meant that all subsequent generations of the subsequently named Fox family would occasionally turn into werefoxes. Vulpe the Fortune Teller occasionally visits his great, great, great, great, great grandson when he uses palmistry and the Tarot in his ESL lessons. Dr. Fox has a rather strange family that includes an older brother, Hugo the Hippie, a younger brother, Todd the Zombie Hunter and his great, great, great, great, great grandson, Orithorn the Insect Man.