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Character-related tropes for the PlayByPostGame SmileForTheCamera. Note to editors: For the sake of organization, it may be best to simply list the characters from the post-rebooted series, seeing as the number of characters in it is [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters already enormous]] and still growing. Also beware of spoilers.

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[[folder: Monster Mashers]]

The Monster Mashers are a group of monster hunters and the cast of the [[ShowWithinAShow Reality show]] of the same name. As a group of D-list celebrities, the Monster Mashers intend to both keep the world safe from dangerous supernatural creatures while documenting their adventures to boost their show's ratings.

!!Tropes relating to the team in general:

* {{Badass}}: Fighting supernatural monsters for a living, this is almost a requirement.
* TheHunter: All of them technically fall under this category, though most of them are more lighthearted examples.
* PunnyName: Named after the song ''Monster Mash'' by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Straddles the line between this and BadassCrew.
* ToBeAMaster: In addition to keeping humanity safe, many of the monster hunters are motivated by the fame and status obtained from their position, having several other monster hunting reality shows to compete with.


!!Joel J. Jones Jr.

One of the founding members of Monster Mashers and the descendant of a long line of monster hunters. Joel is something of a gruff, sarcastic individual, but it's pretty clear that he considers his fellow monster hunters to be his TrueCompanions. Something of a [[TheGenericGuy generic guy]] compared to his more colorful teammates, but still has a distinctive personality and abilities. Never seen without his necklace, containing the tooth of some unknown creature defeated by one of his ancestors.

* TheAce: Zigzagged; he's a renowned monster hunter from a huge family of renowned monster hunters, but he repeatedly claims that fighting monsters is just about the ''only'' thing he's good at, and if it weren't for his paycheck from the Monster Mashers TV show he'd be broke and living on the street.
* AlliterativeName: Taken to the extreme.
* AnimalMotifs: WordOfGod likens Joel to a lion.
* BadassNormal: Most of the time.
** BadassAbnormal / SuperpowerSillyPutty: On the other hand, he's usually the one most likely to get equipped with one or more of Jason's power-up cards. Usually ends up being given a combination of the [[BeastMan Animal ability]] and the [[PowerFist Super Arm]].
* BeastMan: With Jason's Animal card equipped.
* BigBrotherMentor: Tries to be this to Jason, with varying levels of success.
* BigEater
* BloodKnight: Of the WorthyOpponent variety.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Surprisingly good at holding off monsters even when unarmed, and practically MadeOfIron to boot.
* DeadpanSnarker: Or at least he tries to be. Most of his "snarking" tends to fall flat, however.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Gets incredibly flustered whenever he's around [[MsFanservice Clarissa]].
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Lampshads this with some of his final words, saying that he always wanted to die heroically.]]
* FingerlessGloves
* GenerationXerox: Comes from a long generation of monster hunters.
* GunsAkimbo: When he's not simply beating up monsters with his bare hands.
* HeroicBSOD: Goes into one following [[spoiler: Frankie's near-death at the hands of War.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: Happens during his fight with Lord Famine. [[spoiler: And then he dies.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: How he sees himself.
* MementoMacguffin: His necklace.
* MessianicArchetype: Keeping with the story's Biblical motifs, [[spoiler: his death inspires the world to stay hopeful, and he appears to Frankie when the end of the world is underway.]]
* PowerFist: Jason's Super Arm card.
** RightHandOfDoom
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* TechnicalPacifist: His firearms are usually loaded with tranquilizers to avoid having to kill whatever he's fighting, but he's not above using real bullets whenever he deems it necessary.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Seems extremely focused on living up to his family legacy, even if it means risking his loife in the process.
* TheWorfEffect: Double subverted in the fight against Lady War: she manages to knock him out rather early on in the fight, only for him to regain conciousness in time to defeat her. [[spoiler: Though it was implied that she let him win to further her own plans.]]
* WorthyOpponent: To nearly everyone (and everything) he ends up picking a fight with.
* WesternZodiac: Taurus.

!!William T. Wolfgang II

A werewolf, abandoned by his parents in the woods and literally raised by wolves. Despite his brutish demeanor, he's actually quite intelligent, but his temper and lack of impulse control usually hinders his ability to make logical decisions. Has something of a friendly rivalry with Joel.

* AlliterativeName
* BadassBookworm: See below.
* TheBigGuy
* BadassInANiceSuit: After all, he is an executive for a company.
* BigBadassWolf
* DeadpanSnarker: During his mission the Shadow Hackers, and generally whenever he's around Portia.
* GeniusDitz and GeniusBruiser: As mentioned above, he has the potential to be one of the smartest members of Monster Mashers, but usually opts for brute force instead.
** According to his bio, his previous job before joining MM was ''a computer programmer''.
* HairTriggerTemper: At least he admits that it's something he needs to work on.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Before he quit his company.
* HotBlooded
* LeeroyJenkins: Denies being this while inspecting an AbandonedHospital with Frankie and Jason, [[HypocriticalHumor before immediately attacking everything suspicious they come accross.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with him and fellow Monster Masher William Francois Nancy, aka Frankie.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: He doesn't transform, instead being in the constant state of being a wolf/man hybrid, causing his parents to disown him due to his freakish appearance. Also, he claims to be unaffected by silver.
** WolfMan
* ParentalAbandonment
* PopCulturedBadass
** GenreSavvy
* RaisedByWolves
* ShoutOut: A big, hairy, animalistic creature who also happens to be a GeniusBruiser? Are we talking about William or [[XMen Beast]]?
* SuperSenses: All part and parcel of being a werewolf.
* WerewolfThemeNaming
* WesternZodiac: Gemini.

!!William Francois Nancy (aka "Frankie")

A large, humanoid spider and self-proclaimed ladies' man. Frankie is something of a trickster, often pulling pranks on both his opponents and teammates alike for little more than his own personal amusement. That aside, he's still a valuable member of the team and a rather sophisticated fellow. He also may or may not be the legendary Anansi of African folklore.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: We know he's not, but most of the time he looks enough like a human that he's able to pass as one.
* BilingualBonus: Tends to slip into Swahili when he's distraught (or drunk).
* CasanovaWannabe: His track record with the ladies is not quite as successful as he claims it is.
* CoolOldGuy: According to his bio, Frankie is apparently somewhere around 76 years old, though it's implied that that's just a rough estimate.
* CulturedBadass: Probably the most sophisticated member of the Monster Mashers crew, when he's not trolling people for laughs.
* DemotedToExtra: After he was put into the hospital after the Lady War incident, we haven't seen much of him.
** Now being averted.
* DirtyOldMan: Averted. He's actually quite the gentleman.
* GiantSpider
* LeeroyJenkins: Unlike the other William, however, Frankie actively ''embraces'' his role as a "Leeroy", gleefully rushing into danger at the first opportunity.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Though he's capable of hiding all but two of his arms when not using him, he's usually this in combat.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted between him and the other William (see above), but he usually goes by his middle name to avoid any confusion.
* RussianNamingConvention: Frankie isn't Russian, but whether he is referred to as William, Frankie or Francois in text is highly dependent on the situation and his mindset. Frankie is the most common one, while Francois is reserved for the ladies, and when its time to break out the first name, things have just gotten REAL.
* SuperSenses: He's able to use the hairs on his arms to detect things around him, even referring to it as his "Spider Sense".
* TricksterArchetype
* {{Troll}}: Especially around his more serious teammates like Naredlek.

!!Malachi Richardson

Once an ordinary man, Malachi ended up being cursed into becoming a [[ChineseVampire Jiang Shi]] after a run-in with a drunken wizard during a trip to China. Despite his rather difficult life, Malachi remains an eternal optimist, always trying to cheer up his fellow Monster Mashers in times of distress. Unfortunately for them, he's really bad at doing this.
* ChineseVampire
* CloudCuckooLander: Stops a man telling him about a potential monster sighting mid-sentance to sketch a picture of him. Also, see LiteralMinded below.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CursedWithAwesome: Being turned into a Jiang Shi not only made him stronger, but it also gave him the ability to leap over buildings InASingleBound and shatter concrete with his kicks.
* FriendToAllChildren
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: While he still expresses a need to drink blood, he's still the friendliest and most outgoing member of the team.
* InASingleBound: Being what is classified as a "hopping vampire", he's quite adept at this.
* KidAppealCharacter: In-universe, he tries to make his screentime on the Monster Mashers TV show kid-friendly, spouting off [[AnAesop Aesops]] while kicking a monster's face in.
* LiteralMinded: During his fight with the half-demon Murphy, Malachi remembers that demons are weakened by holy symbols such as crosses...so he decides to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hit Murphy over the head with an "Armadillo crossing" sign from the side of a road.]]
* ParasolOfPain: His umbrella is often used as a weapon.
* ThePollyanna
* SuperSenses: Has an acute sense of smell, but as a trade-off his eyesight is below average.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Makes use of an umbrella and clothes that cover as much of his skin as possible to try and avoid this.

!!Albus Eldritch

Albus is an Ent, and the former guardian of a forest until it was destroyed, which also resulted in the deaths of most of his family. Now working as a monster hunter, Albus is wise, polite, and overall more level-headed than most of his teammates, though just as capable of holding his own in a fight.

* DishingOutDirt
* DoomedHometown: Or home forest, as his backstory says.
* DropTheHammer: His weapon of choice.
* GentleGiant
* GreenThumb: Capable of growing plants to assist him in combat.
* FailureKnight: The incident involving his forest being destroyed and his family being wiped out.
* NotQuiteFlight: Shown to be able to float through the air using giant danelion seeds.
* PlantPerson
* WhenTreesAttack: Only this time they're on our side!

!!Dyana Raine

Another one of Monster Mashers' verteran members, Dyana is also the owner and operator of a ranch where she looks after various monsters, many of which she captured during her time on the show. Loud, energetic and excitable, Dyana often goes into battle with the help of a few of her pet monsters, which she is able to summon with the use of a set of cards.

* TheAce: More so than Joel, even.
* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal
* FingerlessGloves
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GenkiGirl
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A preferred tactic of hers, to the point where she's begun to do this without even realizing it.
* PutOnABus: Now apparently has business take care of with Victor, separate from the group.
* SummonMagic: The cards she uses to summon her monsters in battle are essentially this.
* TechnicalPacifist: One of her defining characteristics.
* ThouShaltNotKill: She always captures monsters alive as opposed to killing them, and personally finds the more ruthless behaviour of teammates like [[BloodKnight Clarissa]] and [[AntiHero Raik]] apalling.
* TokenGoodTeammate
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
* WhipItGood

!!The Operator

A mysterious figure of unknown origin and species. The Operator is quiet, enigmatic, and a little bit unsettling, but still a contributor to the Monster Mashers, if not exactly a "team player". Appears to be at least a little bit skilled in magic.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: Subverted; whatever he is; he ain't human.
* TheFaceless
** InTheHood
* HumanoidAbomination: Strongly implied, especially seeing as he claims to be immortal and that [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm seeing him without his hood is considered bad for your health.]]
* OutOfFocus
* PutOnABus: For a while, until...
** TheBusCameBack: ...mysteriously returning.
* ShoutOut: His name could possibly be one to ''MarbleHornets'', or it might just be a [[NamesTheSame coincidence]].
* SimpleStaff
* TheQuietOne

!!Torgrot Ironface

An ork. Got his name from the obsidian mask permanently fused to the top half of his face. Formerly a notorious pirate before joining the Monster Mashers, Torgrot is about as violent and trigger-happy as you'd expect an ork to be, though he's actually quite reserved compared to most members of his species.

* TheAlcoholic: PlayedForLaughs.
* AnArmAndALeg: Loses an arm during the fight against Murphy, only for the latter to reattatch it for him at the end of the fight. It's implied that this wasn't the first time Torgrot has had to replace a limb after fighting.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Big Chopper.
* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight: He's an ork, after all.
* {{Determinator}}: Doesn't even let ''losing an arm'' slow him down. At best, he treats it as a minor inconvenience.
* JerkAss: again, he's an ork.
* MoreDakka: [[RuleOfThree Read:]] '''ORK.'''
* OurOrksAreDifferent: An obvious homage to the orks of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]], all the way down to the speech patterns.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Do I even need to say it?

!!Clarissa Zaruta

Having many other failed careers under her belt, Clarissa eventually decided to join Monster Mashers, hoping it would be her ticket to stardom. Being able to coast off her good looks for most of her life, Clarissa doesn't have much of a work ethic, but still proves to be just as effective at slaying monsters as the next person...perhaps even more so.


* ActionGirl
* AlphaBitch: One can assume she was like this back in school.
* AttentionWhore: Her main purpose for wanting to join the show.
* BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Messing with her appearance.
* BloodKnight: Pretty much the last person you'd expect to fall under this trope, but it would seem that Clarissa enjoys her job a little too much, gleefully averting ThouShaltNotKill in contrast to [[TechnicalPacifist Tenchical Pacifists]] like Joel and Dyana.
* BrainlessBeauty
* BrainyBrunette: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], she is rather a [[TheDitz ditz]].
* TheChick: And when your group's "Chick" is a sword-and-gun-toting BloodKnight, you know you're in trouble.
* ClothingDamage: Suffers this during her fight with Wendy.
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheDitz: Though she does get several moments of [[GeniusDitz genuine competence]], she appears to view herself as such.
* {{Gainaxing}}: A constant source of distraction among her male colleages.
* GunsAkimbo: Oh, this definitely.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Portia, the latter even referring to her as "best friend".
** LesYay
* IBrokeANail: Though unlike most examples, her usual response to this is [[BerserkButton bloodthirsty rage]].
* InnocentInnuendo: Durring the fight with Lady War:
-->'''Clarissa:'''Pull out your big hard... wallet.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: She covers up the fact she's lost her other careers.
* SwordAndGun: Though usually not wielded at the same time.
** LaserBlade
* MsFanservice: In-universe, she thinks of this as her main purpose on the show. Nobody else seems to argue.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Uses it to her advantage.
* PopularIsDumb: [[AllInTheManual According to her backstory,]] she was popular but wasn't really the study person.
* RichBitch: Coming from a wealthy family has this in mind which has her going to a MoneyFetish.
* TriggerHappy
* WesternZodiac: Aries, WordOfGod.

!!Jason Scott

One of the more inexperienced members of the Monster Mashers group, Jason is a 15-year-old KidHero armed with a "Card Reader", and a set of possibly-magic cards with a diverse variety of effects. Having little fighting prowess himself, Jason usually stays away from the front line, preferring to use his cards to provide assistance for his teammates. As such, he has a suitably meek personality to match, but still strives to contribute to the team whenever he can.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rocky.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: It's implied that Jason and Rocky ended up having several adventures together before the ended up joining Monster Mashers. Also, upon his first appearance, Jason mentions he just got back from a mission involving [[NoodleIncident a zombified version of Barney the Dinosaur]].
* JackOfAllStats: His use of a wide verity of Cards implies he's this with them. {{Justified}} in that they're his only Weapon
* {{Magitek}}: While it's never fully explained how the Card Reader works, this is one possible explanation.
* NiceGuy: Generally the quietest and most polite member of the group, with some ShrinkingViolet tendancies as well.
* NonActionGuy: While he's fought monsters on several occasions, he usually prefers to fill the support role, using his cards to [[StatusBuff buff]] his teammates in various ways.
* PopCulturedBadass/ GenreSavvy.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Rocky's red.
* ShoutOut: Each of his cards is a reference to one or more {{Nintendo}} franchise, and the character of Jason himself is based partially on the protagonist from ''KamenRiderDecade''.
** Also the fact that his Card Reader is called the "Cosmic Reader" and him being irradient by "Cosmic Radiation" might be one to ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''
** Rocky one time mentioned that his middle name was 'Lee', this would give him the same name as the first [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Red Ranger]], Rocky later makes it even more obvious in his ShoutOut barrage
* ShrinkingViolet: A male example.
* StatusBuff: His cards more or less amount to this to his teammates.
* StoryBreakerPower: He essentially has the power to not only give people temporary superpowers and weapons, but also change them on the fly as often as he wants. The creator of the character and the GM are both well aware of this, however, taking precautions to prevent it from getting out of hand.
* SuperEmpowering
* SuperpowerSillyPutty: Just about anyone he comes in contact with becomes one of these, thanks to his cards. The effects don't usually last long, however.
* WesternZodiac: Virgo.
-->'''Card Capter:''' because giving the 15 year old male shrinking violet a star sign that sound a lot like virgin amuses me



!! Portia N Tesla

An [[CloudCuckooLander loony]] but somewhat [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight competent]] [[HotScientist attractive scientist]]. Who joined Monster Mashers for scientific appeal of it. She's also pretty skilled in the chemistry and inventing, along with [[HeterosexualLifePartners being friends with Clarissa.]]

* ActionGirl
* AdultChild: At times.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: With all the experiments she's encountered? It really questionable.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: One of her aforementioned traits. Has problems with her attention span due to ADHD.
** ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder
* AffectionateParody/ {{Homage}}: One to the HotScientist assistant from the B-movies of the [[TheFifties 50's]].
* BadassLabcoat: Definitely, scientist staple.
* BadassBookworm: Secondary to William.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything
* CloudCuckooLander: Part of her [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny mental condition.]]
** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Her ramblings usually become right.
* CombatStilettos: Super tall boots completes a scientist, right?
** ThighHighBoots
* DumbBlonde: Subverted or Inverted. She's not [[TheDitz stupid]] but just a little ''[[AttentionDeficitOohShiny off]]''.
* {{Expy}}: Your probably best imagining [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Agatha Clay]], in a BadassLabcoat.
* ForScience: Her point of being here. Also, her CatchPhrase.
* GadgeteerGenius:[[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* GeniusDitz/ DitzyGenius: Sometimes her distractions can result this.
* GenkiGirl
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Her googles allows her to see things in a different ''way''.
* HairOfGold: And it's RapunzelHair as well!
* HotScientist: Smart, attractive, but a little ''off''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Clarissa.
** LesYay
* LargeHam:.....[[ForScience FOR SCIENCE!]]
* MadScientist: PlayedForLaughs, obviously.
* PopCulturedBadass
** GenreSavvy
* ScienceHero
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Possibly.
* ShoutOut: To NikolaTesla. Also, her {{raygun}} has the options seen in GunstarHeroes.
* RaygunGothic: Portia's weapons and device often mimic this aesthetic. Which is rather, [[FridgeBrilliance intentional]].
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl
* WesternZodiac: Claims she's a Libra.
* {{Zeerust}}: See RaygunGothic.


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'''STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. FEEL FREE TO CONTRIBUTE.'''

Character-related tropes for the PlayByPostGame SmileForTheCamera. Note to editors:
For the sake of organization, it may be best to simply list the characters from the post-rebooted series, seeing as the number of characters in it is [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters already enormous]] and still growing. Also beware of spoilers.

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[[folder: Monster Mashers]]

The Monster Mashers are a group of monster hunters and the cast of the [[ShowWithinAShow Reality show]] of the same name. As a group of D-list celebrities, the Monster Mashers intend to both keep the world safe from dangerous supernatural creatures while documenting their adventures to boost their show's ratings.

!!Tropes relating to the team in general:

* {{Badass}}: Fighting supernatural monsters for a living, this is almost a requirement.
* TheHunter: All of them technically fall under this category, though most of them are more lighthearted examples.
* PunnyName: Named after the song ''Monster Mash'' by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Straddles the line between this and BadassCrew.
* ToBeAMaster: In addition to keeping humanity safe, many of the monster hunters are motivated by the fame and status obtained from their position, having several other monster hunting reality shows to compete with.


!!Joel J. Jones Jr.

One of the founding members of Monster Mashers and the descendant of a long line of monster hunters. Joel is something of a gruff, sarcastic individual, but it's pretty clear that he considers his fellow monster hunters to be his TrueCompanions. Something of a [[TheGenericGuy generic guy]] compared to his more colorful teammates, but still has a distinctive personality and abilities. Never seen without his necklace, containing the tooth of some unknown creature defeated by one of his ancestors.

* TheAce: Zigzagged; he's a renowned monster hunter from a huge family of renowned monster hunters, but he repeatedly claims that fighting monsters is just about the ''only'' thing he's good at, and if it weren't for his paycheck from the Monster Mashers TV show he'd be broke and living on the street.
* AlliterativeName: Taken to the extreme.
* AnimalMotifs: WordOfGod likens Joel to a lion.
* BadassNormal: Most of the time.
** BadassAbnormal / SuperpowerSillyPutty: On the other hand, he's usually the one most likely to get equipped with one or more of Jason's power-up cards. Usually ends up being given a combination of the [[BeastMan Animal ability]] and the [[PowerFist Super Arm]].
* BeastMan: With Jason's Animal card equipped.
* BigBrotherMentor: Tries to be this to Jason, with varying levels of success.
* BigEater
* BloodKnight: Of the WorthyOpponent variety.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Surprisingly good at holding off monsters even when unarmed, and practically MadeOfIron to boot.
* DeadpanSnarker: Or at least he tries to be. Most of his "snarking" tends to fall flat, however.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Gets incredibly flustered whenever he's around [[MsFanservice Clarissa]].
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Lampshads this with some of his final words, saying that he always wanted to die heroically.]]
* FingerlessGloves
* GenerationXerox: Comes from a long generation of monster hunters.
* GunsAkimbo: When he's not simply beating up monsters with his bare hands.
* HeroicBSOD: Goes into one following [[spoiler: Frankie's near-death at the hands of War.]]
* HeroicSecondWind: Happens during his fight with Lord Famine. [[spoiler: And then he dies.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: How he sees himself.
* MementoMacguffin: His necklace.
* MessianicArchetype: Keeping with the story's Biblical motifs, [[spoiler: his death inspires the world to stay hopeful, and he appears to Frankie when the end of the world is underway.]]
* PowerFist: Jason's Super Arm card.
** RightHandOfDoom
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* TechnicalPacifist: His firearms are usually loaded with tranquilizers to avoid having to kill whatever he's fighting, but he's not above using real bullets whenever he deems it necessary.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Seems extremely focused on living up to his family legacy, even if it means risking his loife in the process.
* TheWorfEffect: Double subverted in the fight against Lady War: she manages to knock him out rather early on in the fight, only for him to regain conciousness in time to defeat her. [[spoiler: Though it was implied that she let him win to further her own plans.]]
* WorthyOpponent: To nearly everyone (and everything) he ends up picking a fight with.
* WesternZodiac: Taurus.

!!William T. Wolfgang II

A werewolf, abandoned by his parents in the woods and literally raised by wolves. Despite his brutish demeanor, he's actually quite intelligent, but his temper and lack of impulse control usually hinders his ability to make logical decisions. Has something of a friendly rivalry with Joel.

* AlliterativeName
* BadassBookworm: See below.
* TheBigGuy
* BadassInANiceSuit: After all, he is an executive for a company.
* BigBadassWolf
* DeadpanSnarker: During his mission the Shadow Hackers, and generally whenever he's around Portia.
* GeniusDitz and GeniusBruiser: As mentioned above, he has the potential to be one of the smartest members of Monster Mashers, but usually opts for brute force instead.
** According to his bio, his previous job before joining MM was ''a computer programmer''.
* HairTriggerTemper: At least he admits that it's something he needs to work on.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Before he quit his company.
* HotBlooded
* LeeroyJenkins: Denies being this while inspecting an AbandonedHospital with Frankie and Jason, [[HypocriticalHumor before immediately attacking everything suspicious they come accross.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with him and fellow Monster Masher William Francois Nancy, aka Frankie.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: He doesn't transform, instead being in the constant state of being a wolf/man hybrid, causing his parents to disown him due to his freakish appearance. Also, he claims to be unaffected by silver.
** WolfMan
* ParentalAbandonment
* PopCulturedBadass
** GenreSavvy
* RaisedByWolves
* ShoutOut: A big, hairy, animalistic creature who also happens to be a GeniusBruiser? Are we talking about William or [[XMen Beast]]?
* SuperSenses: All part and parcel of being a werewolf.
* WerewolfThemeNaming
* WesternZodiac: Gemini.

!!William Francois Nancy (aka "Frankie")

A large, humanoid spider and self-proclaimed ladies' man. Frankie is something of a trickster, often pulling pranks on both his opponents and teammates alike for little more than his own personal amusement. That aside, he's still a valuable member of the team and a rather sophisticated fellow. He also may or may not be the legendary Anansi of African folklore.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: We know he's not, but most of the time he looks enough like a human that he's able to pass as one.
* BilingualBonus: Tends to slip into Swahili when he's distraught (or drunk).
* CasanovaWannabe: His track record with the ladies is not quite as successful as he claims it is.
* CoolOldGuy: According to his bio, Frankie is apparently somewhere around 76 years old, though it's implied that that's just a rough estimate.
* CulturedBadass: Probably the most sophisticated member
Cast of the Monster Mashers crew, when he's not trolling people for laughs.
* DemotedToExtra: After he was put into
ShowWithinAShow, click [[Characters/SmileForTheCameraMonsterMashers here]].

For
the hospital after the Lady War incident, we haven't seen much of him.
** Now being averted.
* DirtyOldMan: Averted. He's actually quite the gentleman.
* GiantSpider
* LeeroyJenkins: Unlike the
Horsemen, click [[Characters/SmileForTheCameraHorsemen here]].

For
other William, however, Frankie actively ''embraces'' his role as a "Leeroy", gleefully rushing into danger at the first opportunity.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Though he's capable of hiding all but two of his arms when not using him, he's usually this in combat.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted between him and the other William (see above), but he usually goes by his middle name to avoid any confusion.
* RussianNamingConvention: Frankie isn't Russian, but whether he is referred to as William, Frankie or Francois in text is highly dependent on the situation and his mindset. Frankie is the most common one, while Francois is reserved for the ladies, and when its time to break out the first name, things have just gotten REAL.
* SuperSenses: He's able to use the hairs on his arms to detect things around him, even referring to it as his "Spider Sense".
* TricksterArchetype
* {{Troll}}: Especially around his more serious teammates like Naredlek.

!!Malachi Richardson

Once an ordinary man, Malachi ended up being cursed into becoming a [[ChineseVampire Jiang Shi]] after a run-in with a drunken wizard during a trip to China. Despite his rather difficult life, Malachi remains an eternal optimist, always trying to cheer up his fellow Monster Mashers in times of distress. Unfortunately for them, he's really bad at doing this.
* ChineseVampire
* CloudCuckooLander: Stops a man telling him about a potential monster sighting mid-sentance to sketch a picture of him. Also, see LiteralMinded below.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CursedWithAwesome: Being turned into a Jiang Shi not only made him stronger, but it also gave him the ability to leap over buildings InASingleBound and shatter concrete with his kicks.
* FriendToAllChildren
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: While he still expresses a need to drink blood, he's still the friendliest and most outgoing member of the team.
* InASingleBound: Being what is classified as a "hopping vampire", he's quite adept at this.
* KidAppealCharacter: In-universe, he tries to make his screentime on the Monster Mashers TV show kid-friendly, spouting off [[AnAesop Aesops]] while kicking a monster's face in.
* LiteralMinded: During his fight with the half-demon Murphy, Malachi remembers that demons are weakened by holy symbols such as crosses...so he decides to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hit Murphy over the head with an "Armadillo crossing" sign from the side of a road.]]
* ParasolOfPain: His umbrella is often used as a weapon.
* ThePollyanna
* SuperSenses: Has an acute sense of smell, but as a trade-off his eyesight is below average.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Makes use of an umbrella and clothes that cover as much of his skin as possible to try and avoid this.

!!Albus Eldritch

Albus is an Ent, and the former guardian of a forest until it was destroyed, which also resulted
antagonists in the deaths of most of his family. Now working as a monster hunter, Albus is wise, polite, and overall more level-headed than most of his teammates, though just as capable of holding his own in a fight.

* DishingOutDirt
* DoomedHometown: Or home forest, as his backstory says.
* DropTheHammer: His weapon of choice.
* GentleGiant
* GreenThumb: Capable of growing plants to assist him in combat.
* FailureKnight: The incident involving his forest being destroyed and his family being wiped out.
* NotQuiteFlight: Shown to be able to float through the air using giant danelion seeds.
* PlantPerson
* WhenTreesAttack: Only this time they're on our side!

!!Dyana Raine

Another one of Monster Mashers' verteran members, Dyana is also the owner and operator of a ranch where she looks after various monsters, many of which she captured during her time on the show. Loud, energetic and excitable, Dyana often goes into battle with the help of a few of her pet monsters, which she is able to summon with the use of a set of cards.

* TheAce: More so than Joel, even.
* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal
* FingerlessGloves
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GenkiGirl
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A preferred tactic of hers, to the point where she's begun to do this without even realizing it.
* PutOnABus: Now apparently has business take care of with Victor, separate from the group.
* SummonMagic: The cards she uses to summon her monsters in battle are essentially this.
* TechnicalPacifist: One of her defining characteristics.
* ThouShaltNotKill: She always captures monsters alive as opposed to killing them, and personally finds the more ruthless behaviour of teammates like [[BloodKnight Clarissa]] and [[AntiHero Raik]] apalling.
* TokenGoodTeammate
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
* WhipItGood

!!The Operator

A mysterious figure of unknown origin and species. The Operator is quiet, enigmatic, and a little bit unsettling, but still a contributor to the Monster Mashers, if not exactly a "team player". Appears to be at least a little bit skilled in magic.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: Subverted; whatever he is; he ain't human.
* TheFaceless
** InTheHood
* HumanoidAbomination: Strongly implied, especially seeing as he claims to be immortal and that [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm seeing him without his hood is considered bad for your health.]]
* OutOfFocus
* PutOnABus:
story, click [[Characters/SmileForTheCameraVillains here]].

For a while, until...
** TheBusCameBack: ...mysteriously returning.
* ShoutOut: His name could possibly be one to ''MarbleHornets'', or it might just be a [[NamesTheSame coincidence]].
* SimpleStaff
* TheQuietOne

!!Torgrot Ironface

An ork. Got his name from the obsidian mask permanently fused to the top half of his face. Formerly a notorious pirate before joining the Monster Mashers, Torgrot is about as violent and trigger-happy as you'd expect an ork to be, though he's actually quite reserved compared to most members of his species.

* TheAlcoholic: PlayedForLaughs.
* AnArmAndALeg: Loses an arm during the fight against Murphy, only for the latter to reattatch it for him at the end of the fight. It's implied that this wasn't the first time Torgrot has had to replace a limb after fighting.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Big Chopper.
* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight: He's an ork, after all.
* {{Determinator}}: Doesn't even let ''losing an arm'' slow him down. At best, he treats it as a minor inconvenience.
* JerkAss: again, he's an ork.
* MoreDakka: [[RuleOfThree Read:]] '''ORK.'''
* OurOrksAreDifferent: An obvious homage to the orks of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]], all the way down to the speech patterns.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Do I even need to say it?

!!Clarissa Zaruta

Having many other failed careers under her belt, Clarissa eventually decided to join Monster Mashers, hoping it would be her ticket to stardom. Being able to coast off her good looks for most of her life, Clarissa doesn't have much of a work ethic, but still proves to be just as effective at slaying monsters as the next person...perhaps even more so.


* ActionGirl
* AlphaBitch: One can assume she was like this back in school.
* AttentionWhore: Her main purpose for wanting to join the show.
* BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Messing with her appearance.
* BloodKnight: Pretty much the last person you'd expect to fall under this trope, but it would seem that Clarissa enjoys her job a little too much, gleefully averting ThouShaltNotKill in contrast to [[TechnicalPacifist Tenchical Pacifists]] like Joel and Dyana.
* BrainlessBeauty
* BrainyBrunette: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], she is rather a [[TheDitz ditz]].
* TheChick: And when your group's "Chick" is a sword-and-gun-toting BloodKnight, you know you're in trouble.
* ClothingDamage: Suffers this during her fight with Wendy.
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheDitz: Though she does get several moments of [[GeniusDitz genuine competence]], she appears to view herself as such.
* {{Gainaxing}}: A constant source of distraction among her male colleages.
* GunsAkimbo: Oh, this definitely.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Portia, the latter even referring to her as "best friend".
** LesYay
* IBrokeANail: Though unlike most examples, her usual response to this is [[BerserkButton bloodthirsty rage]].
* InnocentInnuendo: Durring the fight with Lady War:
-->'''Clarissa:'''Pull out your big hard... wallet.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: She covers up the fact she's lost her other careers.
* SwordAndGun: Though usually not wielded at the same time.
** LaserBlade
* MsFanservice: In-universe, she thinks of this as her main purpose on the show. Nobody else seems to argue.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Uses it to her advantage.
* PopularIsDumb: [[AllInTheManual According to her backstory,]] she was popular but wasn't really the study person.
* RichBitch: Coming from a wealthy family has this in mind which has her going to a MoneyFetish.
* TriggerHappy
* WesternZodiac: Aries, WordOfGod.

!!Jason Scott

One of the more inexperienced members of the Monster Mashers group, Jason is a 15-year-old KidHero armed with a "Card Reader", and a set of possibly-magic cards with a diverse variety of effects. Having little fighting prowess himself, Jason usually stays away from the front line, preferring to use his cards to provide assistance for his teammates. As such, he has a suitably meek personality to match, but still strives to contribute to the team whenever he can.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rocky.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: It's implied that Jason and Rocky ended up having several adventures together before the ended up joining Monster Mashers. Also, upon his first appearance, Jason mentions he just got back from a mission involving [[NoodleIncident a zombified version of Barney the Dinosaur]].
* JackOfAllStats: His use of a wide verity of Cards implies he's this with them. {{Justified}} in that they're his only Weapon
* {{Magitek}}: While it's never fully explained how the Card Reader works, this is one possible explanation.
* NiceGuy: Generally the quietest and most polite member of the group, with some ShrinkingViolet tendancies as well.
* NonActionGuy: While he's fought monsters on several occasions, he usually prefers to fill the support role, using his cards to [[StatusBuff buff]] his teammates in various ways.
* PopCulturedBadass/ GenreSavvy.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Rocky's red.
* ShoutOut: Each of his cards is a reference to one or more {{Nintendo}} franchise, and the character of Jason himself is based partially on the protagonist from ''KamenRiderDecade''.
** Also the fact that his Card Reader is called the "Cosmic Reader" and him being irradient by "Cosmic Radiation" might be one to ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''
** Rocky one time mentioned that his middle name was 'Lee', this would give him the same name as the first [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Red Ranger]], Rocky later makes it even more obvious in his ShoutOut barrage
* ShrinkingViolet: A male example.
* StatusBuff: His cards more or less amount to this to his teammates.
* StoryBreakerPower: He essentially has the power to not only give people temporary superpowers and weapons, but also change them on the fly as often as he wants. The creator of the character and the GM are both well aware of this, however, taking precautions to prevent it from getting out of hand.
* SuperEmpowering
* SuperpowerSillyPutty: Just about anyone he comes in contact with becomes one of these, thanks to his cards. The effects don't usually last long, however.
* WesternZodiac: Virgo.
-->'''Card Capter:''' because giving the 15 year old male shrinking violet a star sign that sound a lot like virgin amuses me



!! Portia N Tesla

An [[CloudCuckooLander loony]] but somewhat [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight competent]] [[HotScientist attractive scientist]]. Who joined Monster Mashers for scientific appeal of it. She's also pretty skilled in the chemistry and inventing, along with [[HeterosexualLifePartners being friends with Clarissa.]]

* ActionGirl
* AdultChild: At times.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: With all the experiments she's encountered? It really questionable.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: One of her aforementioned traits. Has problems with her attention span due to ADHD.
** ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder
* AffectionateParody/ {{Homage}}: One to the HotScientist assistant from the B-movies of the [[TheFifties 50's]].
* BadassLabcoat: Definitely, scientist staple.
* BadassBookworm: Secondary to William.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything
* CloudCuckooLander: Part of her [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny mental condition.]]
** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Her ramblings usually become right.
* CombatStilettos: Super tall boots completes a scientist, right?
** ThighHighBoots
* DumbBlonde: Subverted or Inverted. She's not [[TheDitz stupid]] but just a little ''[[AttentionDeficitOohShiny off]]''.
* {{Expy}}: Your probably best imagining [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Agatha Clay]], in a BadassLabcoat.
* ForScience: Her point of being here. Also, her CatchPhrase.
* GadgeteerGenius:[[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* GeniusDitz/ DitzyGenius: Sometimes her distractions can result this.
* GenkiGirl
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Her googles allows her to see things in a different ''way''.
* HairOfGold: And it's RapunzelHair as well!
* HotScientist: Smart, attractive, but a little ''off''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Clarissa.
** LesYay
* LargeHam:.....[[ForScience FOR SCIENCE!]]
* MadScientist: PlayedForLaughs, obviously.
* PopCulturedBadass
** GenreSavvy
* ScienceHero
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Possibly.
* ShoutOut: To NikolaTesla. Also, her {{raygun}} has the options seen in GunstarHeroes.
* RaygunGothic: Portia's weapons and device often mimic this aesthetic. Which is rather, [[FridgeBrilliance intentional]].
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl
* WesternZodiac: Claims she's a Libra.
* {{Zeerust}}: See RaygunGothic.


More to come!

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*AnimalMotifs: WordOfGod likens Joel to a lion.



*[[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Lampshads this with some of his final words, saying that he always wanted to die heroically.]]



*HeroicSecondWind: Happens during his fight with Lord Famine. [[spoiler: And then he dies.]]



*MessianicArchetype: Keeping with the story's Biblical motifs, [[spoiler: his death inspires the world to stay hopeful, and he appears to Frankie when the end of the world is underway.]]



*[[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]



*WellDoneSonGuy: Seems extremely focused on living up to his family legacy, even if it means risking his loife in the process.



* DeadpanSnarker: During his mission the Shadow Hackers has him showing signs with Portia.

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* DeadpanSnarker: During his mission the Shadow Hackers has him showing signs with Hackers, and generally whenever he's around Portia.
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*RussianNamingConvention: Frankie isn't Russian, but whether he is referred to as William, Frankie or Francois in text is highly dependent on the situation and his mindset. Frankie is the most common one, while Francois is reserved for the ladies, and when its time to break out the first name, things have just gotten REAL.
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* MostCommonSuperpower: Slightly, but not as much as Clarissa's.
9th Jun '12 12:53:21 PM Cyrok
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** Also the fact that his Card Reader is called the "Cosmic Reader" and him being irradient by "Cosmic Radiation" might be one to ''KamenRiderFourze''
** Rocky one time mentioned that his middle name was 'Lee', this would give him the same name as the first [[PowerRangers Red Ranger]], Rocky later makes it even more obvious in his ShoutOut barrage

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** Also the fact that his Card Reader is called the "Cosmic Reader" and him being irradient by "Cosmic Radiation" might be one to ''KamenRiderFourze''
''Series/KamenRiderFourze''
** Rocky one time mentioned that his middle name was 'Lee', this would give him the same name as the first [[PowerRangers [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Red Ranger]], Rocky later makes it even more obvious in his ShoutOut barrage
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* GenerationXerox: Comes from a long generation of monster hunters.


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* GunsAkimbo: Oh, this definitely.
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* AlphaBitch: One can assume she was like this back in school.


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* RichBitch: Coming from a wealthy family has this in mind which has her going to a MoneyFetish.


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* ReluctantFanserviceGirl
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* DeadpanSnarker: During his mission the Shadow Hackers has him showing signs with Portia.



* DemotedToExtra: After he was put into the Lady War incident we haven't seen much of him.

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* DemotedToExtra: After he was put into the hospital after the Lady War incident incident, we haven't seen much of him. him.
** Now being averted.


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* PutOnABus: Now apparently has business take care of with Victor, separate from the group.
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* GadgeteerGenius:[[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
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* BadassBookworm: Secondary to William.
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