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* PluckyComicRelief: She's often a source of comic relief, even though she's got darker herself in season five/six times.



* ShooOutTheClowns: She's often a source of comic relief, even though she's got darker herself in season five/six times.
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[[folder:Flame Princess]]
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[[caption-width-right:178:"Don't EVER mess with me again..."]]
The princess of the Fire Kingdom; who is made out of fire. Beneath her innocent exterior is a deeply destructive and unpredictable personality, with a terrible temper. She has no perspective on the norms of the world and doesn't seem to understand what is right or wrong, likely due to being sheltered by her father. At the end of the third season, she inadvertently [[GoneHorriblyRight becomes Finn's new love interest]]. By the fifth season, it's clear that she's growing into a more settled personality, having spent time interacting with the world. [[spoiler:She eventually usurps the position of ruler of the Flame Kingdom from her father.]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/JessicaDiCicco
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* ActionGirl: She's ''incredibly'' powerful and destructive.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: {{Subverted|Trope}}. She thinks destroying things is fun - but only evil things, as mentioned at the end of "Vault of Bones". While the rest of her races is played straight, She tends to handle situations like a NinetiesAntiHero. However, she will not, under any circumstances, willingly hurt [[MoralityPet her boyfriend]].
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Was this for a good while until the truth came out: [[spoiler:she is not truly evil after all, just emotionally disturbed due to being locked in a lamp most of her life because of her having world-destroying powers.]] However, her father, The Flame King, does state that she and everyone else in the Flame Kingdom ''are'' evil, but spending enough time with a good person can potentially [[HeelFaceTurn change her over to the side of good]] (although she'd suffer [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons penalties to her experience for doing so]]).
* AmicableExes: With Finn as of "Bun Bun".
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:She is so emotionally unstable that engaging in kissing makes her ''physically'' unstable to the point of causing her to heat up enough to melt through the earth's crust and burn up the entire planet. Luckily, that appears to be the only trigger so far.]]
* ArmorPiercingSlap: On Finn.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: As she is basically living flame, she's grown to the sort of size this trope covers once or twice, though it's tied to her emotions more than her destructiveness.
* AxCrazy: Whether you think she is good or evil, it's clear she enjoys burning things a little too much, made abundantly clear after going on a rampage in "Vault of Bones"
--> '''Flame Princess:''' '''YES'''! FEEL MY FLAME, PUNY WORMS! THE POWER OF DESTRUCTION!
* BadassAdorable: Admit it, you'd totally hug her if she wouldn't accidentally burn you to a crisp.
* BalefulPolymorph: Turns several Fire People into Fire Cats [[DisproportionateRetribution for whispering]]. This is not the first time she's done this.
-->'''Flambo''': So ''that's'' where I came from.
* BerserkButton: Do not lie to her. '''Ever.''' And if she likes you, do '''not''' reject her. It's also not recommended to keep switching feelings for her. She's also still ''pretty angry'' at her father for locking her up in a lamp for most of her life. Speaking of which don't bring up her childhood or call her sweetheart as a result. And don't make fun of her, unless she's cool with you and you do it in a respectful manner.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Tends to see the world in terms of elemental forces. This works out okay for Finn (he's a "water elemental" with lots of "magic air" in him), but she torches the Goblin Kingdom pretty good in "Hot to the Touch" just fulfilling her elemental destiny (with 0.0 casualties, thankfully). Note that this worldview appears to be unique to her, and isn't shared by any other Fire Kingdom denizens. On top of that, she seems to be trying to approach a more 'normal' worldview over time.
* BrokenBird: She's been lied to and used for the sake of keeping power, her buttons have been further pushed when Finn unintentionally made her destroy the Ice Kingdom. Her tragic childhood led her to develop violent behavior that has decreased when dating Finn.
* BurningWithAnger: Flares up into a more monstrous form when angry. Kinda like a... BedsheetGhost made of fire? Also when using her flame powers - the more area-effect they are, the less humanoid she is.
* CallingYourAttacks: Does this a few times in "Vault of Bones"
-->'''[[LargeHam Flame Princess]]:''' '''SCATTER FIRE!''' '''SNAKE FIRE!'''
** In "Frost and Fire"
-->'''Flame Princess:''' [[{{Kamehamehadoken}} Infernoooooo Blast!!!]]
* CantHaveSexEver: A more kid-friendly version: since her powers are influenced by her emotional state, extreme ones like passion and love brought on by something as innocent as a kiss could ignite her so much, her body could burn so hot she could end up burning a hole into the center of the planet. Naturally, she and Finn have to find other indirect methods of dealing with this.
* CharacterDevelopment: Her time spent with Finn (and probably just as likely, time spent away from her father and the Fire Kingdom) has rounded her out some, and she is taking steps to be less volatile. She's also shaping up to be a far more fair ruler than her father was. (Unusually for the show, she's shown to learn ''something'' and grow with each appearance.)
* CuteAndPsycho: Justified by her background. She seemed to be improving with Finn's company, though, and by "Vault of Bones" she's more "Cute And Enthusiastic-about-burning-things". [[spoiler:Since they've broken up, however, she's become more serious.]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: She's much more humanoid than most Flame People, who more often look like flames in half-melted rock "clothing" with minimalist human facial features.
* DaddyIssues: She's got some animosity with her father thanks to him sealing her in a lantern for most of her life.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Poor girl was sent to the woods as a child just so her father could have power. Then was trapped in a lantern for 14 years because of her Jerkass father's carelessness. What the poor girl went through was one of the reasons why she was so violent in the past.
* DemotedToExtra: At one point, she was considered among the main cast. She was demoted to secondary status after "The Red Throne"... though in-universe this is because she doesn't leave the Fire Kingdom much, so any episode featuring her ("The Cooler", for example) basically has to take place there.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Flip-flops on this one. Her first dress didn't come with shoes, but she wears slippers (flats?) with her second dress - maybe she has a better grasp of outside culture by that point? Her third dress in Vault of Bones has her back to being a barefooter, and by the time she's the new ruler of the Flame Kingdom she wears boots as part of her outfit.
* ElementalEmbodiment: To make matters worse, all the fire she creates is actually a part of her - any attempt to curb her destruction causes her pain. However this means that she has absolute control of her fires and so far has chosen to not harm a single non-flame non-evil creature, even when she set an ''entire inhabited city'' alight. She currently lives in a house that is a fire on the outside and ''wood'' (with ''books'' on the wall) on the inside.
** [[spoiler:She is apparently ''the'' Fire Elemental of Ooo, which would explain why she is so powerful.]]
* EnfanteTerrible: She burned down a large forest outside of the Candy Kingdom as a baby, garnering the attention of Princess Bubblegum and leading to her being sealed away.
* EvilIsBurningHot: Gradually getting closer to an aversion with each appearance. By "Vault of Bones", it seems unlikely that she's evil at all, and certainly has no wish to be.
* ExpressiveHair: When we first meet her, her hair is in the shape of a flame (as pictured above) and at that point she's very temperamental and unpredictable in her moods. In "Vault of Bones", her hairstyle has changed to a more normal-looking bob haircut, only flaring up into its former style when she's startled, and personality-wise she's calmed down quite a bit. This could mean that her first hairstyle indicated how emotionally unstable she was.
* FatalFlaw: She has two, her inexperience and her temper. [[spoiler: Princess Bubblegum exploits these and plays her like a fiddle in "The Cooler".]]
* FieryRedhead: Has a fiery personality that meshes well with Finn's, to go with that red hair, and tends towards a direct approach and impatience. Also literally, being fire in humanoid shape and all.
* FlamingHair: Always on, even when she's sleeping.
* {{Flight}}: Capable of it, as seen in "Frost & Fire."
* GlassCannon: She can set whole fields ablaze in an instant, yet feels pain when those flames are extinguished, and can herself be doused like a flame. When exploring or adventuring with Finn, she's more of a SquishyWizard.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Averted to hell and back when [[spoiler:she becomes queen of the fire kingdom after overthrowing her dad. She simply wants people to just be honest, imprisoned her dad rather than murdered him (and did so because he was a horrible fit for the kingdom and an out and out terrible father), and forgoes a relationship with Finn for the time being to focus on keeping her people in control for the sake of all the other kingdoms out there.]]
** [[spoiler: However, she goes into a blind rage and destroys 5 of 6 priceless artifacts in "The Cooler". Granted, this was probably a good thing overall, as while she is unlikely to have ever used them, her brother was clearly looking for an excuse to.]]
* GooGooGodlike: She was very powerful as a baby. To the point that her father had her abandoned in the wilderness in fear that she would become stronger than him and usurp the throne. [[spoiler:He was right of course]], but it was still a jerk move.
* HairTriggerTemper: Most noticeable immediately after being released from her lantern ("'''STOP WHISPERING!!!!'''" -> *baby Flambos*), but appears to be trying to work it out for Finn's sake. It's less "hair trigger" with each appearance, though she still has a temper.
** Comes to a head in "The Cooler", where it plays out as her FatalFlaw. [[spoiler: Whether it was on purpose or not, Princess Bubblegum was able to trick her into destroying 5 of 6 ancient weapons in a blind rage ''and'' came just short of killing Bubblegum.]]
* KillItWithFire: ''Quite'' enthusiastic about resorting to immolation as a solution for her immediate problems. At the same time, she's only attacked direct ''threats'' ...so far.
** "The Cooler" points out that her area effect fire attacks are a liability even ''in'' the Fire Kingdom.
* KillItWithWater: Hurt by anything that'll put out a fire, in fact (fire retardant, rain, water, tears, and simply stamping out a flame, as established in "Hot to the Touch"). She had gotten a little better at this by "Vault of Bones"; she lit a torch for Finn, and when he later doused it, didn't even react.
* KlingonPromotion: A more kid friendly variant. [[spoiler:Since they obviously couldn't get away with a teenage girl killing her father to obtain the throne, Flame Princess instead stages a coup which results in the (now former) Flame King being trapped in Flame Princess's old lamp, while Flame Princess takes the throne and ascends to the rank of, er, 'King'.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Of a much more nonstandard variety than the Lich. She doesn't appear very often, but when she does her episode will inevitably result in major shifts in the plot accompanied by Finn learning harsh life lessons. She's not a deadly serious villain, but she's a character whose presence always makes the show dive into more complex relationship plot lines than usual.
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Clearly more powerful than Finn in "Vault of Bones", though they're still young enough that it's not fully clear where their limits are yet. And then there's her general lack of experience.
* MeaningfulName: Other than the obvious, she's [[StealthPun Finn's new flame.]]
** Her first name, Phoebe, means "bright and shining" or "bright and pure", which fits her direct personality well.
* MindScrew: In her introductory episode, Jake tries to woo her on Finn's behalf (successfully), and then shapeshifts into Finn to continue the process. But when Flame Princess is said to be evil, he immediately recants. When the real Finn meets her, he first saves her, and then tells her he likes her. So, from Flame Princess's perspective, he told her he liked her, then didn't like her, then liked her again. Flame Princess' confusion is palpable, and her [[ArmorPiercingSlap reaction]] perhaps predictable.
* MoodSwinger: Goes from being sweet and kind in one moment to screaming at the top of her lungs the next. ''Largely'' tapers off as time passes.
-->'''Flame Princess:''' Come on, honey. Eat your soup.\\
'''Finn:''' Huh? Wait, wait, wait...\\
'''Flame Princess:''' '''''EAT IT NOW!!!!'''''[[note]]Note that this is a dream of Finn's.[[/note]]
* MundaneUtility: Can control her flames well enough to sense the composition of objects around her (or something), ''without'' damaging them: "I'll just use my Heat Sense." More to the point, the fact that she's made of flame means she's a walking light in dark places.
* TheNoseless: Without a nose she can still smell.
* NotGoodWithRejection: To say that she doesn't take rejection well would be putting it lightly. (Though, with CharacterDevelopment working for her more than any other character in the show, there's a world of difference between her earliest and later reactions to it.)
* OddFriendship: In "Earth & Water", she befriends [[TheDitz Cinnamon Bun]]. She likes him because he's honest, and this inspires her [[spoiler:to make complete honesty the cornerstone of her rule once she takes the throne.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Can transform into a giant monster made of fire.
* PersonalityPowers: Her emotional state swayed her fire powers to a considerable degree, initially; even when she's ''happy'' she's destructive. [[spoiler:In fact, too happy and she could cause the end of the world.]] She's been getting better about it.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: It gets like ten times worse in each appearance before tapering off in her later appearances such as "Ignition Point", and isn't an issue at all in "Vault of Bones" (she's more aware of her abilities and appears to be trying to avoid falling under the trope, to the point that she no longer trails fire as she walks). She still backslides on occasion if sufficiently provoked, as she devastates the Ice Kingdom and nearly kills Ice King and Gunther in "Frost & Fire". It's also shown in "Earth & Water" that when she was a baby, she set an entire forest on fire merely by walking through it. Part of the reason for this is that she was prophesied to be far more powerful than her father.
-->'''Flame Princess:''' Fire's purpose is to burn. [[spoiler:So I'm going to turn this land into ''my'' fire kingdom.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Naturally. And literally. Skeet shooting with little fireballs appears to be a game for her.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Unlike the Candy Kingdom, the Fire Kingdom has war hawks and the occasional backstabbings, so she has had to adapt ''very'' quickly and ultimately leans towards a more democratic society than you'd expect from a royal family. While clearly not the genius that Princess Bubblegum is, she genuinely wants peace, and can be seen attending the conference in "Princess Day".
* PowerIncontinence: She apparently has to take special precautions to safely interact with non-Fire Kingdom residents, being living flame and all. Just to play cards with Finn for an extended period of time (in "Vault of Bones"), they have to cover her spot on the couch with foil, and wrap her hands in the same. However, since Jake is able to take her place immediately after she leaves, it's likely an extra precaution rather than a necessity.
** Later episodes make it clearer that she's gotten much better at controlling her own fire most of the time. She is also poisoned in "The Red Throne", which seems to have capped her power for some time afterwards.
* ThePowerOfLove: One word can cause her flames to burn brightly, one drop can turn her completely around. [[spoiler:If she gets romanced too much, she might destroy the world with her heat.]]
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: Don't let the princess outfit and general friendliness fool, it is very likely that she is the ''most powerful princess in Ooo''. She could probably destroy an ''entire kingdom'' if she wanted to. [[spoiler:In her second episode, she came dangerously close to doing just that (to the Goblin Kingdom, to be precise). She only stopped because she was distracted by [[HeroicBSOD Finn crying]].]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Keep her locked in a lamp, or she'll light up your life. [[spoiler:And everyone else if she gets too excited.]] Though now it's evident that she's rebelling against her father (and nature as living flame) due to having been locked up like that.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Flame Princess wasn't locked up because she was evil, Flame King locked her up because Princess Bubblegum had concluded that she was physically unstable and extreme romance would cause her to lose control of her elemental matrix, causing her to burn to the planet's core and ''destroy Earth in the process''.]] A second one in "Earth & Water" reveals [[spoiler:she was locked up because her dad attempted to abandon her in the woods to die as a baby after it was predicted she'd surpass him power-wise. However the attendant he sent to do so had a change of heart after playing with her for a bit and gave her to a foster dad whose house she accidently burned down, proceding to unintentionally take a large portion of the forest with her. Princess Bubblegum then noticed the flames and returned Flame Princess to her father, ordering him to contain her or she would, resulting in her life long imprisonment.]]
* RingOfFire: When Finn is chasing her, she casts one of these.
* SealedEvilInACan: Her father was keeping her far away from the rest of the court inside a kerosene lamp-style glass globe [[spoiler:at Princess Bubblegum's behest, partly due to her aforementioned [[ApocalypseMaiden ability to end the world]], and partly to keep himself in power]].
* SecondLove: For Finn.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:A messenger brought news to Flame King of his daughter being destined to grow extremely powerful. Fearing that she would one day usurp his position the way he did from the former Flame King, he sent her out into the wilderness to die. But she survived long enough to burn down a large stretch of land outside of the Candy Kingdom, gaining the attention of Princess Bubblegum and causing her to bring the infant Flame Princess right back into the Fire Kingdom with a warning that she should be sealed away. The Flame King constructed a large glass lamp and placed her in it, leaving her there for 15 years, until one day Jake arrived in the Fire Kingdom to find a new love interest for his heartbroken friend. After courting her, she is freed, and after a series of dates and a breakup, Flame Princess returned to take the throne from her father.]]
* SheIsTheKing: Her guards refer to her as [[spoiler:the "new Flame King" after overthrowing her father.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Despite her immense power, she understands next to nothing of the world outside the Fire Kingdom. Seems to be improving at this.
* SpamAttack: Multiple tiny fireballs.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Once in a great while, her name will be spelled as "Fire Princess". It sort of makes sense, given that she's from the "Fire Kingdom".
* StarCrossedLovers: With Finn as of "Hot to the Touch". Finn cannot touch Flame Princess without getting hurt, unless she (read: her flames) is severely weakened (read: near death). By "Burning Low", he's learned to take the pain better, but still...
--> '''Flame Princess:''' ...You would defy nature for me?
* SuperiorSuccessor: According to a royal messenger, [[spoiler:Flame Princess was destined to become far stronger than Flame King ever would, so he sent her out to die in the wilderness to die. Naturally he failed, and 15 years later she would indeed take the throne from him.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots: She has actual advisers - mostly family - but they aren't much help.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Initially has some trouble describing herself (she's an elemental rather than a typical denizen of Ooo in "Hot to the Touch"), but gradually gets better at it.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: Finn initially loved Princess Bubblegum and got along well with Marceline - but ended up with her, a sort of add-and-divide-by-two version of them in terms of personality.
* TookALevelInKindness: Has mostly cooled down by "Ignition Point" by ceasing to be destructive (consciously). Now just chills around with Finn and Jake whenever she appears.
* {{Tsundere}}: She makes [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka Langely Soryu]] look tame by comparison! In "Incendium", she blushed at the fact that Finn "likes" her, then immediately slapped him afterwards for his(from her viewpoint) waffling. In "Hot to the Touch", when she was [[RunningGag warming up]] to Finn's declaration of love, she back-pedaled a few seconds later in disgust, saying that he shouldn't toy with her. Her unpredictable and fiery personality really help the trope come out. Not so much from "Ignition Point" onward; even after [[spoiler:she and Finn break up in "Frost & Fire", she's more sad than angry.]]
* UptownGirl: For Finn.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She becomes this in "Vault of Bones" when Finn gets captured by a giant Goo Skull. Thankfully, she's gotten a LOT more levelheaded by that point.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Water. This initially applied to ''any'' flames she'd made, but that appears to no longer be the case (she lit a torch for Finn at one point, which he then put out in water to no reaction from her).
* WhatTheHellHero: She's less than pleased when she finds out Finn has been tricking her and Ice King into fighting each other. Especially because the last fight was sparked by a fake letter. Containing stuff about her only Finn would know.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: As shown in "Vault of Bones", meticulous exploration bores her and she prefers to just [[DungeonBypass burn her way through obstacles]]. Subverted when [[spoiler:she uses Finn's method to free him from the coocoon, since burning up his captor would kill him, or at least greatly injure him.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Averted. She certainly ''considered'' taking over Ooo with fire, first thing out of the Fire Kingdom, but Finn and Jake managed to prevent it. On top of that, she seems to have considered it an elemental imperative at the time, likely stemming from a childhood spent cooped up in a glass bottle...
* WreathedInFlames: Is in fact living flame, and has a variety of fire attacks at her disposal. Can switch forms as well, but since she defaults to her humanoid appearance, it's probably this and not ElementalShapeshifter.
* {{Yandere}}: Had shades of this, initially.
-->'''Jake (pretending to be Finn):''' ''(after learning she's evil and psycho)'' Y'know, OnSecondThought, we're not really each other's types...\\
'''Flame Princess:''' ...[[OhCrap We're... what?]]\\
'''Jake (pretending to be Finn):''' I changed my mind. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero I don't like you.]]\\
'''Flame Princess:''' You... '''''[[BigWhat WHAT?!?!?!]]'''''
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: ''[[{{Yandere}} No]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction you]] [[UnstoppableRage wouldn't.]]''
-->'''Flame Princess:''' You should not toy with the emotions of a fire elemental.
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[[center: [- [[Characters/AdventureTime Main Character Index]] | '''Main Characters''' | [[Characters/AdventureTimeFinn Finn]] | [[Characters/AdventureTimeJake Jake]] | [[AdventureTimeTheLich The Lich]] | [[Characters/AdventureTimeSecondary Secondary Characters]] | [[Characters/AdventureTimeAntagonistsAndEnemies Antagonists and Enemies]] | [[Characters/AdventureTimeMinor Minor Characters]] | [[Characters/AdventureTimeFionnaAndCake Fionna and Cake Characters]]]]-]

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* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler: Fern's WeaponOfChoice after he becomes the Green Knight. It can also turn into a [[MorphWeapon snake.]]]]
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* BetterAsFriends: With Finn. Finn's not really happy with this, [[spoiler:but he gets over it as of Incendium.]]

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* BetterAsFriends: With Finn. Finn's not really After various ups and down, Finn also settles for just being happy being friends with this, [[spoiler:but he gets over it as of Incendium.]]her.



** Then there's the fact how Finn is an emotional crutch for Princess Bubblegum and the uniqueness of their relationship. One could say they're BetterAsFriends since it allows Bonnibel to rule her kingdom without love as a distraction, but whether it's good for them is a different matter entirely.



** After this episode, it appears that she does not have any romantic interesting in Finn, but her tendency to bottle her emotions for the skae of her kingdom along with her dishonest streaks means she could be lying to Finn or even to ''herself'' on this. Even if she does have romantic feelings for Finn, her prior behavior would have her bottle it up and restrain it so she could keep ruling.

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** After this episode, it appears that she does not have any romantic interesting in feelings for Finn, but her tendency to bottle her emotions for the skae of her kingdom along with her dishonest streaks secrative nature means she could be lying to Finn about her feelings or even to ''herself'' on this. Even if ''herself''. She views love as a distraction toward ruling her kingdom so abstains from it, so it is unknown how she does have romantic feelings for Finn, her prior behavior would have her bottle it up and restrain it so she could keep ruling. really feels about him.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She is this to her brother, Neddy, being the only person who can comfort him for his extremely frightened nature. She appears to have her own with Finn.

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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She is this to her brother, Neddy, a candy dragon. Unlike his sister, he is very sensitive, docile and is quite fearful of the outside world (implied due to his frist experience after being born being pain.) As such, she is the only person who can comfort him for his extremely frightened nature. She appears to have and who he feels comfortable with the most part.
** It is heavily implied she has one of
her own with through her champion, Finn. She cares alot about him and while they're friends, this aspect of how he keeps her grounded and positive may be signs she cares for him than she is willing to admit (as noted by her tendency to bottle her emotions.)
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-->Voiced by: Hayden Ezzy (as Fern)
A cursed sword made of grass provided to Finn by the Grassy Wizard. It cannot be removed, but becomes controllable once Finn accepts it as his weapon. As of season 8 episode "Reboot", it detaches itself from Finn and merges with the Finn Sword, becoming its own person.

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-->Voiced by: Hayden Ezzy (as Fern)
Fern), [[spoiler:Brad Neely (as the Green Knight)]]
A cursed sword made of grass provided to Finn by the Grassy Wizard. It cannot be removed, but becomes controllable once Finn accepts it as his weapon. As of season 8 7 episode "Reboot", it detaches itself from Finn and merges with the Finn Sword, becoming its own person.



* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:As the Green Knight.]]



* EvilWeapon: Implicitly, but Finn manages to keep it under his control.

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* EvilWeapon: Implicitly, but Finn manages to keep it under his control. [[spoiler:Played straight when Fern does a FaceHeelTurn.]]


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* FailureHero: [[spoiler:Blames himself after failing to protect Ooo from the elemental curse and stopping the Lich's Hand plan during the entirety of "Whispers". This results in... well, see the trope above.]]


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* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: His goal is to be the only Finn on Ooo.]]


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** [[spoiler: This happens again when Gumbald turns Fern into the Green Knight, allowing him to overpower Finn during the arm wrestling match in "Seventeen."]]


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** [[spoiler: This also applies to Fern's entire existence.]]
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* [[Characters/AdventureTimeTheLich The Lich]]



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-->Yes... While a mortal world doubts and questions, I know exactly what I am. I am the ceaseless wheel. [[spoiler:The last Scholar of GOLB]]. I am your doom.
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An undead sorcerer who is supposedly Ooo's greatest evil. He has an army of the living dead and vast magical powers. He was defeated and sealed away in amber inside of a great tree by the legendary hero Billy. [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Not a funny character at all.]] Originally called the Lich King, renamed to avoid confusion with [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft that other guy]].

In season 5, it was revealed that [[spoiler:he's connected to the nuclear radiation released from a bomb used in the Mushroom War. Season 6 goes further by implying he was born from an incarnation of the Catalyst Comet that wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago.]]

In "Finn the Human" an AlternateTimeline is created where the bomb wasn't detonated in an attempt to keep the Lich from existing. Unfortunately a series of events in "Jake the Dog" leads to the bomb detonating 600 years later in the present day, creating a new Lich from Jake.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RonPerlman and - when [[spoiler:possessing Princess Bubblegum]] - by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.

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->'''Voiced by:''' John Kassir (2006 pilot), Creator/TomKenny (the series)

An unruly monarch from the Ice Kingdom. Once
a mortal world doubts close friend or even a father-figure of Marceline's, he's spent years pestering her. She says that she tolerates his presence because she loves him unconditionally, and questions, I know exactly what I am. I am the ceaseless wheel. [[spoiler:The last Scholar of GOLB]]. I am your doom.
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An undead sorcerer who is supposedly Ooo's greatest evil. He has an army
remains one of the living dead and vast magical powers. He was defeated and sealed away in amber inside few characters to bestow compassion upon him to date.

[[spoiler:In truth, these are but the remnants
of a great tree pre-apocalypse professor of archaeology and antique enthusiast once named Simon Petrikov, before he was driven insane and transformed by the legendary hero Billy. [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Not arcane forces of ice and snow within a funny character at all.]] Originally called the Lich King, renamed to avoid confusion with [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft that other guy]].

In season 5, it was revealed that [[spoiler:he's connected to the nuclear radiation released
crown he bought. The subsequent bouts of madness estranged him from a bomb used in the Mushroom War. Season 6 goes further by implying he his beloved fiance, Betty, and his nickname for her, "princess", was born from an incarnation of the Catalyst Comet that wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago.]]

In "Finn the Human" an AlternateTimeline is created where the bomb wasn't detonated
warped by time and insanity into his compulsion to kidnap and marry princesses in an attempt to keep the Lich from existing. Unfortunately a series of events in "Jake the Dog" leads to the bomb detonating 600 years later in the present day, creating a new Lich from Jake.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RonPerlman and - when [[spoiler:possessing Princess Bubblegum]] - by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
day Land of Ooo.]]



* AbusiveDad: [[spoiler:To Sweet P, most specifically in "Whispers".]]
* AllegoricalCharacter: While it's not explicit, his [[NuclearNasty origin]], his use of plutonium, his WalkingWasteland status, his affinity for [[SicklyGreenGlow sickly glowing green colors]], his [[StealthPun long half-life]], and his goal of total annihilation make him seem like the personification of [[WeaponOfMassDestruction nuclear]] [[WorldWarIII war]].
** [[spoiler:Given the implication he was born from the comet that destroyed the dinosaurs, it might be more apt to call him the personification of Mass Extinction. Nuclear war might simply be one shape that takes.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: He usually tends to be the big example of evil, but "Whispers" revealed something big: [[spoiler: That he is the "Last Scholar of Golb." This means that ''Golb'' is connected to him and the Lich appears to have gotten power from him.]]
* ArchEnemy: Pretty much is this to anything living, but special mentions to being this to Billy and now Finn. It has become more solidifed each time, Finn and Jake put him down.
** ''Reinforced'' epically when he admits that Finn has '''''bested him''' in many worlds.'' Given how the various Lich hands have spread across the Multiverse, he pretty much admits that the Finns of the Multiverse have pretty much been defeating him.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: He's larger than Billy and is ENORMOUS in his first appearance.
* AxCrazy: He's an OmnicidalManiac with a [[{{sadist}} sadistic]] streak, after all.
* BadassBoast: ''"You are alone, child. There is only darkness for you, and only death for your people. These ancients are just the beginning. I will command a great and terrible army, and we will sail to a billion worlds. We will sail until every light has been extinguished. You are strong, child, but I am beyond strength. I am the end. And I have come for you, Finn."''
* BadassLongrobe: Part of his NonstandardCharacterDesign. And the whole friggin' world fears him, he'd be badass no matter what he wore.
* BagOfHolding: Gets his hands on one in the comic, his plan being to suck up the entire land of Ooo then throw the bag into the sun.
* BigBad: Of the whole series. With the Ice King becoming more sympathetic, the Lich stands as the most likely candidate for main villain.
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With Lemongrab in Season 5.]]
* BigNo: [[spoiler:''[[InvokedTrope INVOKED]]'' of all things. What better way to get the hero to do something than to shout "Nooooo!" when he does it?]]
* BodyHorror: Are those ''tendons'' hanging off his arms? Where are his cheeks?
** [[spoiler:The Guardian blood turning him into a baby was also full of this.]]
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:Finn destroys his real body, so his soul transfers into Princess Bubblegum. After he's defeated again, he transfers again into the Snail, then to Billy. According to Prismo (who would know), he's a "ghost wearing a dead guy", so Billy is dead.]]
* BreathWeapon: Can use his SuperSmoke to induce fatal RapidAging, complete with crumbling into dust.
* ChaoticEvil: In-universe-assigned alignment in the comic series.
* ChekhovsGunman: First appeared in "His Hero" for about a second in Billy's song, becomes the BigBad of the second season finale.
* ColdHam: While he's serious and straightforward all the time, he speaks with some of the most gravitas of any character in the show.
* CometOfDoom: [[spoiler:"Evergreen" suggests that the Lich entity originated in this form]]
* CompellingVoice: "[[AC:Fall]]" is all it takes for The Lich to take the fight out of Finn and Jake.
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler:To Sweet P. He ultimately ends up failing]]
* CrystalPrison: Is encased in amber as of the beginning of "Mortal Folly".
** [[spoiler:Happens again in Season 6, but he ''invokes it'' to get to the Citadel so he can release the criminals imprisoned there.]]
* DarkIsEvil: From his appearances to horrific powers, he's clearly dark and clearly evil.
* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:While his personality isn't ''completely'' dead, there's still not much left of it after Sweet Pea's birth]].
* DemBones: His true form revealed at the Citadel.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Most of the cast is treating the Lich like a joke in Prismo's pad at the beginning of season 6. This is not a good idea.
* TheDreaded: According to WordOfGod, he's so terrifying that even the Ice King and Marceline will run in terror of him. Princess Bubblegum's reaction to the possibility he's returning in the preview seems to further support this. It winds up being downplayed in the actual episode, as although Princess Bubblegum does truly fear him (Marceline does not even appear), Ice King seems to be completely clueless about the Lich due to his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} nature (being more concerned with holes), [[spoiler:and he actually eagerly volunteers to help fight the Lich later on.]]
** "King Worm" implies that even ''Finn'' is afraid of him (and possibly his greatest fear, enough to wake him from his dream).
** It's so bad, even the ''creators'' are scared of him. In the original pitch document, underneath an early sketch of the Lich is the phrase "The Lich King is Not Funny".
** Even [[spoiler:''Death himself'' and Peppermint Butler]] seem to be at least creeped out by him.
** While Hunson Abadeer called him pathetic, he admitted that the Lich and his army are capable of destroying Ooo and that he would have taken action against him if it wasn't for Finn. Abadeer also called the Lich his rival.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Is heavily implied to be this in "Gold Stars", where he gives a monologue about primordial "monsters" that existed before the beginning of time. Depending on how you view it, he either knows about them a lot or is [[OhCrap one of those eldritch beasts himself]].]]
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler:To Sweet P.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Subverted-his attempt to tempt Finn with something selfish like immortality or "anything you want" fails and he breaks the Enchiridion...which is exactly what he wants, and was actually playing on his heroic nature to break it and open the portal to Prismo for him.
* EvilGenius: Not only is an OmnicidalManiac, he's also pretty calculating, manipulative and intelligent.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: The "no humor" kind-the Lich isn't light-hearted or comical in any sense of the word, and by far the show's most evil character.
* EvilIsBurningHot: He is able to shoot sickly-green fire. It's usually just there to illuminate his NightmareFace.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Given his association with death and lifelessness, it's implied.
--> '''The Lich''': Aren't you cold, Finn?
* EvilLaugh: He laughs a total of three times, usually when everything is going JustAsPlanned and the heroes are unable to stop him, [[spoiler:but also when Finn is tearing his head of with a sweater]]. It is incredibly disconcerting to hear
* EvilSorcerer: Of the necromantic kind. He's able to resurrect the dead, rot all life around him with his presence, shoot out sickly green flames, and can spew noxious gas capable of reducing people to ash.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He has a very low and menacing voice, courtesy of Creator/RonPerlman. Although [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it was supposed to be even deeper, as Pen's original choice]] was ''Music/TomWaits''.
* FaceMonsterTurn: Implied to be [[spoiler:a human mutated into a weapon. Then subverted. The human is just a vessal for whatever malevolent force or spirit the Lich is embodied by.]]
%%* {{Flight}}
* FreakOut: [[spoiler:[[VillainousBreakdown Has one]] when Finn throws the Guardian blood on him, beginning to bring him back to life.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:While who or what he was isn't made clear, he was a member of the Pre-Mushroom War civilization before the nuclear pollution mutated him into the immensely powerful OmnicidalManiac. Though considering his BodySurf abilities and the implication he existed far earlier, the core personality of the Lich probably wasn't some innocent victim, just the body of the dude he used.]]
* FullFrontalAssault: Taken UpToEleven in his [[spoiler:Season 6 battle with Finn, when escaping from his CrystalPrison destroys all the clothing [[StrippedToTheBone and tissue remaining on his body]]. The result is a giant skeleton whose only covering is a small metal bar on its ribcage over its heart. While SFW, it's at once [[NightmareFuel disturbing]], [[BodyHorror horrifying]] and ''{{wrong|OnSoManyLevels}}''.]]
* GenuineHumanHide: [[spoiler:Ends up killing Billy and skins him for a disguise. He disposes of it when he breaks out of the Crystal Citadel.]]
* GlasgowGrin: Due to decay, he has a permanent SlasherSmile.
** [[spoiler:When in his ruined Billy disguise the Billy half of his face is stuck in a permanent Cheshire grin while the Lich half tends to look bored (unless he's letting loose his EvilLaugh).]]
* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath: He and anyone he's controlling have these. [[spoiler:At least at first; see MorphicResonance.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: The Lich is the most powerful and evil villain in the show, but due to being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed in an amber prison inside a great tree]], he didn't have any real role up until the season 2 finale, at which point he becomes the BigBad. It's implied he had a role in why the series is [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]].
** Then it turns out that [[spoiler: there's someone even above him... ''Golb.'' He refers to himself as the Last Scholar of Golb.]]
* HateSink: Became one in "Whispers". [[spoiler:Not only torments Sweet P (a baby) with nightmares, he is more than willing to manipulate him to start his plans.]] Sure, he had already done bad things, but this is certainly the cruelest thing involving him, especially on a more personal level.
* HeroKiller: One of the more successful examples. [[spoiler:Just ask Billy.]]
** [[spoiler:He comes back in the season 6 premiere to off ''Prismo'', of all people.]]
* HumanityEnsues: His fate as of [[spoiler:season 6.]]
* IAmTheNoun: "I am the End."
* IAmWhatIAm: When Finn accuses him of beingg little more than a generic doomsday villain, the Lich is proud of this, since he knows who he is. He also ends up revealing a very important tidmit about himslf, [[spoiler: he is the Last Scholar of Golb.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Appears to have this, a combination of types four and five, due to being a Lich and [[spoiler:his habit of {{Body Surf}}ing.]] WordOfGod has said that he hasn't ''beaten'' Death but is cheating him at every turn. [[spoiler:At the very least, the Maid was able to vaporize Farmworld!Lich, although given that a piece of him survived and now exists in ''every dimension simultaneously'', it's unlikely to stick.]]
* ImplacableMan: Part of what makes him frightening: his reason for ''existing'' is to wipe out all life, and he just ''won't'' stop, and has ''ungodly'' patience. [[SealedEvilInACan Trap him in amber?]] He'll spend ''years'' chanting evil spells, just waiting for the first unprotected mind to come within range, break free, and continue like nothing ever happened. Destroy him? He'll just [[BodySurf find a new body to continue his rampage]]. Kill him again? He'll do the above [[spoiler:then kill the hero that originally beat him and use him as a suit]]. Trap him [[spoiler:in a room outside of time]]? He'll just sit there, waiting for the opportunity to strike the nanosecond it presents itself. Trap him [[spoiler:in an multiversal prison for cosmic criminals?]] He'll ''destroy his prison from the inside out.'' The best anyone can hope for when it comes to the Lich is to contain him for a time, but he ''will'' get back up and pick up where he left off without missing a beat, now knowing just how to counter what you used against him.
* InSpiteOfANail: The Farmworld version of the Lich acts ''exactly'' like the one from the main timeline despite being manifested a thousand years later, and has the same memories if "Whispers" is any indication. It's implied he knows about other versions of himself given he talks about Finn besting him "on many worlds".
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Too smart to be defeated the same way twice; [[spoiler:[[UpgradeArtifact Billy's Gauntlet]] was the only known weapon to harm him (it's likely the reason the Lich has a broken horn). Destroying it is among the first things he does, before even fully recovering. Attacking him with a sweater and ThePowerOfLove didn't work out so well the second time either.]]
** [[spoiler:Billy]] only worked once, considering the Lich killed him and possessed his corpse at the first chance. He also used Finn's heroism to further his goals.
** The Lich also took swift care of [[spoiler:Prismo]] not just as revenge or to avoid the genie messing with his affairs: he voluntarily got imprisoned just to ''melt away'' the Citadel and take [[FromBadtoWorse control of his fellow cosmic criminals]].
* ItsPersonal: Does this for Finn and Jake by, respectively, [[spoiler:killing Billy and Prismo]].
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: An interesting case in which ''Finn'' [[MakeAWish wishes this]] on him. We then see what [[RetGone the world is like]] if the Lich hadn't existed. [[spoiler:It ends up backfiring as Jake becomes the stand-in for the Lich in the alternate timeline.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: ''Oh hell yes.'' The first thing you'll notice about him is that unlike the other villains in this show, he has no humorous quirks that can make him any less terrifying.
** Although the other characters' interactions with him can be pretty funny (such as when Prismo's guests [[spoiler:take selfies on him]]) due to the extreme contrast between their personalities.
** One scary fact about him is that whenever he shows up [[spoiler:someone dies. While Princess Bubblegum and Prismo got better, his murder of Billy stuck.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Has zero concern or value for any living thing, [[spoiler:even his "Sweet P" self]], outright [[OmnicidalManiac desiring to kill everyone]].
* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler:As Billy.]]
* LightningBruiser: The other reason ItOnlyWorksOnce. He's a lot quicker on the draw than he looks.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He manages to use ReversePsychology on Finn to gain access to the Multiverse. This also applies to Farmworld!Lich, who acts as a FalseFriend to Finn and appeals to his insanity in order to get him to use the Enchiridion.]]
* MorphicResonance:
** His vessels retain his GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath... [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope ...until he realizes this is a dead giveaway]] and learns how to stop doing it.]]
** [[spoiler: The comet from which it originated]] possesses flames shaped like the Lich's curling horns.
* MindRape: Has this ability if one isn't wearing the proper magical protection [[spoiler:or ThePowerOfLove]].
* MultiversalConqueror: [[spoiler:Revealed to be his ultimate goal in "Wake Up", planning to command the Citadel inmates to exterminate all life in the multiverse.]]
** [[spoiler:In "Crossover", Farmworld!Lich attempts to trick Farmworld!Finn into opening a portal to every reality, allowing him to invade them all at once.]]
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:Reaching his well of power and nearly killing Finn, only for Finn to be protected by a sweater, wishing all life in the multiverse to be gone only for the wish to be undone by the ''only'' living creature left to make a wish, escaping from the Citadel with its mind-controlled inmates to conquer reality, and being seconds away from killing Finn only to be rendered harmless by the guardian blood.]] He's been defeated more due to sheer luck than actual skill from the heroes.
* {{Necromancer}}: Well, he ''is'' a ''lich''.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:The Lich's plan: kill Prismo, get taken to the Citadel, release the cosmic criminals there, and form an army to exterminate life in the universe. It's a very good plan, but it has two problems:]]
** [[spoiler:One, it allows Finn and Jake to get to the Citadel (where they already wanted to go) without being imprisoned in crystal. If the Lich had let them wake up Prismo, they may have been trapped forever.]]
** [[spoiler:Two, the Citadel contains Guardian blood, a substance capable of defeating him. As far as we know, nothing on Ooo could have done that.]]
* NightOfTheLivingMooks:
** The Lich was said to command these in his pitch document. A group of skeletons at his lair rise up to try and stop Finn and Jake from entering.
** In the beginning of Season 6, instead of an army of undead he [[spoiler:attempts to use ancient, cosmic criminals to kill all life in the universe. These are guys strong enough to destroy ''entire planets'' in seconds; they're probably more effective than undead.]]
* NightmareFace: He's got nasty, rotting flaps of flesh hanging off his face where his lips should be.
** Made worse after his [[spoiler:disguise as Billy is ruined showing half of Billy's face stuck in a permanent grin and the rest showing the Lich's skull]].
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Most of the main cast are made of simple cartoony shapes and bright colours without much detail. The Lich is made from complex shapes that make him look more human, uses dark and threatening colors along with his trademark SicklyGreenGlow, and has a lot of detail on his face and all the tendons and flaps of skin hanging off his frame.
* NotQuiteDead: The Lich still exists deep within [[spoiler: Sweet Pea, the name given to his reborn body by Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig. Sweet Pea is an innocent child, but the Lich can still manifest his presence through him deep within]].
* NuclearNasty: Implied to have arisen as a result of [[spoiler:one of the weapons used in the Mushroom War, if "Jake the Dog" is anything to go by.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: His demonic face, dark cloak, skeletal body, and dark magic just make it pretty clear that he's a villain.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When he realizes he wished for Finn and Jake to return home safely instead of wishing for the end of all life (thanks to Jake's wish).]]
* OmnicidalManiac: According to Princess Bubblegum, his goal is to destroy life. [[spoiler:His original wish to Prismo was to destroy all life.]]
** [[spoiler: Given that he was born from the comet that killed the dinosaurs and reappeared during a nuclear war, he is the '''essence''' of this.]]
** ''"I will command a great and terrible army, and we will sail to a billion worlds. We will sail until every light is extinguished."''
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:In Princess Bubblegum's body, he tricks Finn into getting him the things he needs to fully regain his powers and turns into a gigantic monster that beats the stuffing out of Finn, the Gumball Guardians protecting the Candy Kingdom, and Jake, then tears apart the Candy Kingdom. It ultimately takes an EnemyMine with Ice King to defeat him. And even then, his soul transfers again.]]
** [[spoiler:In the final fight between him and Finn, he sheds Billy's guise and returns to his true form.]]
* OurLichesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:He was created by a nuclear bomb.]]
* OverarchingVillain: Starting with the very fact that he's an OmnicidalManiac. He is also heavily implied to have been involved with the destruction of mankind and one of the reasons why the show takes place in a world AfterTheEnd. It is important to emphasize that he is also the most recurrent BigBad of the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:Luckily, he didn't regain his full power...''yet''.]]
** [[spoiler:We see him at full power in 'Escape from the Citadel'. He's powerful enough to destroy a multiversal prison for cosmic level criminals (some of which can destroy planets in ''seconds'') ''just by being there.'']]
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: [[spoiler:In "Evergreen", it is suggested that the Lich originated as an malevolent force possessing the comet that killed the dinosaurs]]
* PlayingWithFire: Has the ability to shoot [[TechnicolorFire green flames]] from his hands.
** In the season 6 premiere, he's shifted to [[AWizardDidIt physically impossible]] black flames.
* PowerOfTheVoid: The BagOfHolding that he obtains in comics can suck up anything similar to a black hole.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Tried to make Finn walk into his well, which would likely have killed him (or mutated him horribly).
* RaiseHimRightThisTime: After Finn turns him [[spoiler:into an apparently-innocent infant, he's left with Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig presumably for this reason.]]
* ReviveKillsZombie: The healing regenerative blood [[spoiler:of the Citadel Guardians transforms the Lich into a giant baby, seemingly erasing all his memories in the process.]]
* {{Sadist}}: He seems to have a sadistic glee in torturing their victims psychologically.
* SealedEvilInACan: Was imprisoned in amber by the legendary hero Billy. Unfortunately, said amber turns out to be extremely fragile. Later he invokes this by getting himself locked in the Crystal Citadel knowing he can break out of it, along with breaking the dangerous inmates to help him kill everyone.
* SealedInAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler: He continues to exist inside Sweet Pea, his reborn body]].
* SicklyGreenGlow: If it isn't [[TechnicolorFire the flames he shoots]] it's the bubbling potion he uses to regain his power.
* SlasherSmile: Initially his default expression is a grin, a grin being [[{{Literature/Discworld}} the default expression of any skull]], but once he's [[spoiler:revealed as wearing Billy's skin, he adopts a [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130818172104/horadeaventura/es/images/9/9c/S4_E26_The_Lich_thanking_Finn.png nasty smile made all the worse by the fact that half of his face is his own, and the other half Billy's.]]]]
* TheSociopath: As expected from an OmnicidalManiac who desires the extinction of all life.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Rarely raises his deep, chilling voice. He even shushes Finn, once.
* StealthPun: He's a zombie that was born from a nuclear bomb. In other words, he has a long half-life.
* SuperSmoke: When the Snail opens a small hole in his amber prison, he escapes through it in the form of an acidic cloud of black smog. Then does the same thing to get through the wall to the outside. As the season 6 premiere demonstrates, he can also use it offensively.
* TaughtByExperience : The reason for ItOnlyWorksOnce. It's not that he becomes immune to whatever defeated him, he just makes sure to ''prevent'' prior tactics from being used on him again by targeting the source of his defeat. [[spoiler:Billy's gauntlet was used to defeat him before, so one of the first things he does is destroy it before Finn can use it against him.]]
* TimeAbyss: Has at least existed for longer than OOO has, making him over a thousand years old. [[spoiler:"Evergreen" implies he somehow originated from the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs, making him ''tens of millions'' of years old. "Gold Stars" implies he's existed ''before the universe'', or at least somehow knows what came before it.]]
* TheRival: Towards Abadeer, according to the Adventure Time Encyclopedia. It's unknown if the Lich is aware of this.
* TheUndead: Once more, he '''is''' a '''lich.''' Also a large reason why it is very difficult to make sure he stays dead.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: In a series with vivid colors, he contrasts absolutely anything positive.
* VillainousBreakdown: Loses it in Jake the Dog when Jake makes the wish to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong negate the human extinction wish just made]] and send both Finn and Jake back to Ooo, thereby bringing everything back to square one.
** In "Escape From The Citadel" [[spoiler:the Lich finally loses his cool when Finn throws some of the healing blood of the Guardians on him, which begins rapidly regenerating him. He responds by screaming in panic and frantically trying to get it off him as it "reboots" him. He doesn't even have time to use the typical villain [[BigNo defeat]] [[ThisCannotBe phrases]].]]
** Has, [[RuleOfThree yet another one]], when [[spoiler:[[AntiAntiChrist Sweet P]] decides not to join him and [[BadassAdorable kills him instead]].]]
* VillainRespect: Admits Finn is strong, but then states his strength is irrelevant.
** A bigger example in the episode "Whispers." He reveals that Finn has bested him in ''many worlds,'' possibly alluding to [[spoiler: how the Lich's hand was spread throughout the Multiverse and the implications that the various alternate Finns stopped his plans.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to talk about the Lich without spoiling the major impact he has on the story, or what he implies and/or reveals about the series' backstory.
* WalkingWasteland: He leaves a path of death and destruction in his wake. [[spoiler:After he possesses Princess Bubblegum, he uses this to wilt an entire room full of flowers with one touch.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: He attempts this on Finn in the Season 4 finale. [[spoiler:It turned out to be a BatmanGambit played on Finn's heroic personality. He rejects the offer and smashes the Enchiridion, which was exactly what the Lich wanted. [[XanatosGambit Had he joined him, the same thing would have played out anyway.]]]]
** He tries this again on [[spoiler:Sweet P, but instead he didn't account for Sweet P being an AntiAntiChrist, so he had no back up plans that time.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: Finn manages to beat him in the first fight, only because he is prevented from regaining his full strength. [[spoiler:When he does later, he's powerful enough to deliver a CurbstompBattle to Finn, Jake, and the Gumball Guardians of the Candy Kingdom, requiring an EnemyMine with Ice King to defeat him.]] Even without his full power, he is able to [[spoiler:shatter the gauntlet given to Finn to kill him and knock out Jake in one blast.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: The Lich plays around with this trope.
** [[OmnicidalManiac He wants to exterminate all existence]], and that means killing everyone, including children.
** He is more than willing to kill Finn as well.
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[[folder:Ice King]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:"I only try to kill you 'cause you're PRINCESS-BLOCKING ME ALL THE TIME."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' John Kassir (2006 pilot), Creator/TomKenny (the series)

An unruly monarch from the Ice Kingdom. Once a close friend or even a father-figure of Marceline's, he's spent years pestering her. She says that she tolerates his presence because she loves him unconditionally, and remains one of the few characters to bestow compassion upon him to date.

[[spoiler:In truth, these are but the remnants of a pre-apocalypse professor of archaeology and antique enthusiast once named Simon Petrikov, before he was driven insane and transformed by the arcane forces of ice and snow within a crown he bought. The subsequent bouts of madness estranged him from his beloved fiance, Betty, and his nickname for her, "princess", was warped by time and insanity into his compulsion to kidnap and marry princesses in present day Land of Ooo.]]
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