Monkfish is a comical shapeshifter. He is not human. Was he ever? It's possible. Is "he" really a "he"? Hard to say. He has been known to impersonate various members of Luca's M-80s gang, including Ghadah and Isabel, and even Luca herself. Despite the fact that he is almost universally reviled or seen as clownish, or perhaps because of this fact, Monkfish is freer than most residents of Scare City to come and go as he pleases. He has no gang ties, and thus does not stand to be killed today because of any gang beef. Monkfish is a person (or a thing) apart.