The asylum was founded years ago by Houston Thorney, to house the demented people of Shaky Claim, the town currently at the bottom of Lake Oblongata, who were driven mad by the Psitanium under the ground. Within fifteen years' time, however, Thorney Towers was more populated than the town itself. Houston, either driven insane by the Psitanium or by the huge responsibility over the many patients, committed suicide by jumping off of the highest tower. The asylum seems to have been built on a high point above the town, because when the government flooded the town to prevent further settlement, creating Lake Oblongata, the asylum remained standing. It has been abandoned for years, yet some of the residents still remain (even after being paid by the federal government to leave).
Coach Oleander uses Thorney Towers as his base of operations for his plot to take over the world. Dr. Loboto's lab resides in the highest point of the Asylum. The Asylum has fallen into obvious disrepair and is hardly safe to inhabit; filled with rats and crumbling stairways long exposed to the elements. Milla blocked off the route to the asylum to make sure the kids don't go to such an unsafe place. Even though this asylum is abandoned, it still has inmates and is run by Dr. Loboto. The inmates were unaware that the asylum was closed because they had their own mental problems to deal with. After climbing to the top of the tower and defeating Dr. Loboto, Thorney Towers was destroyed by Boyd Cooper with Molotov milk bottles, the flames of which reached Edgar's room, which was fill with leaking gas and flammable paint thinners, thus immolating the tower. It is unknown how the inmates fled the asylum, but it is certain that they managed to get out of there before the destruction.
- Boyd Cooper
- Gloria Von Gouton
- Fred Bonaparte
- Edgar Teglee
- Crispin Whytehead
- Doctor Loboto
- Mr. Pokeylope
- The statue in the fountain in the middle of the Asylum courtyard is one of Houston Thorney, seemingly wearing 4 hats at once on his forked, branchlike hair.
- On top of the statue of Houston Thorney you can find the Gold Watch.