!!Tropes associated with both Beavis and Butt-head:

* AllMenArePerverts
* AntiRoleModel
* {{Determinator}}: They don't give up on their quests easily... even if it means almost certain death. They just keep going.
* GeniusDitz: They're incredibly stupid most of the time, but when they're commenting on music videos (and {{Reality Show}}s in the 2011 episodes) they can be surprisingly witty and clever with their comments.
* {{Gonk}}: Not incredibly obvious in the show, but if one were to [[UncannyValley bring them to]] [[http://files.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/real-life-beavis-and-butthead.jpg life...]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: If only because nobody else wants to hang out with them.
* TheHyena: Their constant laughter is one of their defining traits.
* IronButtMonkey: They've never had any permanent side effects from their innumerable AmusingInjuries.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LovableSexManiac
* {{Malaproper}}
* MetalHead
* ThisLoserIsYou
* UngratefulBastard
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* VillainProtagonist
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Everyone in town dislikes them, though not without good reason. It shows the most in one episode where the duo "calls in dead" to get out of school and the reactions to their deaths range from overly happy to complete indifference. The only person in the entire town who is actually saddened is [[ExtremeDoormat Van Driesen]], who cries when he hears the news.


One of our two, er, ''heroes''. Along with his HeterosexualLifePartner Butt-head, he spends his life unwillingly going to school, working at [[BurgerFool Burger World]], watching TV, trying to "score" with "chicks", and causing trouble. He's (even) dumber than Butt-head, and more than a little crazy. He has an alter ego called "The Great Cornholio" that emerges when he has too much sugar or caffiene.
Tropes associated with Beavis:

* BerserkButton: Out of every insult slung at him, "buttknocker" is the one that particularly sets Beavis off, as seen in "Murder Site".
* ChaoticStupid: [[UpToEleven Even more so then Butt-head.]]
* TheChewToy
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheDitz
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* DumbBlonde
* ExtremeDoormat: He generally just stands there and ''lets'' Butt-Head abuse him constantly, though he does have limits.
* HatesBeingTouched: This may be a result of the molestation he mentions in their commentary on {{Deadmau5}}'s ''Ghosts and Stuff'', though Beavis, being Beavis, is fairly nonchalant about the whole thing when he talks about it.
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although he can be a prick similar to Butt-Head, he's never really been as malicious about it. [[note]]([[BerserkButton Unless he does something to piss him off...]])[[/note]]
* LargeHam: His Cornholio persona.
* MadeOfIron: Seriously, how is he still alive after everything he's been put through?
** Because, as it says in the content warning, "Beavis and Butthead are not role models. They're not even human; they're cartoons. Some of the things they do would cause a person to get hurt, expelled, arrested, and possibly deported. To put it another way: Don't try this at home."
* PerpetualSmiler: "Yeah, I've got a cool smile. *{{beat}}* See?"
* {{Pyromaniac}}: "FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!" It was toned down after that incident with the boy who set his trailer on fire and his mom blamed it on the show (despite that the family didn't have cable TV in their house), but when the show was revived in 2011, they brought it back.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Butt-head's blue.
* SignatureLaugh: "HEH HEH", does this very often to the point it's pretty much how he breathes
* SonOfAWhore: Butt-Head constantly insinuates that Beavis' mother is a "slut". Beavis himself seems to confirm this when he tells Butt-Head "My mom's a slut, not a whore. She doesn't charge money."
* SplitPersonality: "The Great Cornholio", which emerges when Beavis has too much sugar, caffeine or drugs.
* TalkativeLoon: His Cornholio persona.


The series' other protagonist, Butt-head is ''slightly'' more intelligent than Beavis (for whatever that's worth) and usually comes up with the duo's {{Zany Scheme}}s to meet girls or make money. He's also calmer and more emotionally stable than his partner.
Tropes associated with Butt-head:

* BookDumb: Like Beavis, Butthead isn’t among the smartest when it comes to his studies, but he surely knows how to come up with plans in hopes to score and comes up with clever remarks about music videos.
* [[EveryoneHasStandards Butthead Has Limits]]: Butthead would go out of his way to see a woman in the nude, but he has his limits when it come to a guy’s body… he doesn’t want to see any part of a guy in the nude, especially Beavis. He often made it clear that he doesn’t want to see Beavis’s privates.
* CannotTellAJoke
* CasanovaWannabe
* ChaoticStupid
* DeadpanSnarker: In his own dumb way.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Butt-head]]: Even teachers and other professionals, one wonders if that really is [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep his name?]]
** The most popular {{Fanon}} name for him seems to be Buford.
* FullNameBasis: It's not just his real name, it's his first and last names combined! One episode has another person asking Butt-head his name. He replies that it's "Butt". When the other character asks what his family name is, he replies "Head".
** [[FridgeLogic Which makes you wonder if Beavis's full name is Beavis Head, if you buy the fan theories about him and Butt-head being half-brothers or cousins...]]
* HiddenDepths: He's very knowledgeable about a number of things you wouldn't expect, most notably ClassicalMythology. Though when you think about it, it's hardly surprising he'd know about Sterculius, being that he's the Roman god of feces.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He has an answer for every question Beavis asks, and talks with full confidence when he does so, but is still always dead wrong.
* TheLeader: Beavis normally just goes along with his ideas.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: He said it was cool when he ''got ran over by a school bus'' rather than realizing he almost got killed.
* NeverMyFault: Whenever they both screw up something, he always blames it on Beavis, who, being the stupidest of the two, apologizes.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Beavis' red.
* SignatureLaugh: "UH HUH UH". Like Beavis, he does this so often that it's pretty much how he breathes.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: In the ChristmasEpisode "It's a Miserable Life", Butt-Head is taken to a alternate world where he doesn't exist. One of the changes show that Beavis turned out to be a much better person without him.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Considering his endless tormenting and abuse of Beavis.

!!Stewart Stevenson

A hapless nerd who hangs out with Beavis and Butt-head--not because they like him, but because he'll let them get away with almost anything.
Tropes associated with Stewart:

* AlliterativeName
* ButtMonkey: He'd be the ChewToy if he appeared more often.
* TakeThat: Wears a Winger shirt, and his wimpiness is compared to the main duo's Music/{{Metallica}} and Music/{{ACDC}} shirts.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Though Beavis and Butt-head don't consider him a friend.

!!Daria Morgendorffer

Daria is one of Beavis and Butt-head's classmates. Intelligent but disaffected, she's amused by the duo's antics, and often makes sarcastic remarks that go right over their heads.
Tropes associated with Daria:

* {{Adorkable}}
* AscendedExtra: She got a slightly larger role in the comic series, and then [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} got her own spin-off]].
* BrainyBrunette
* BreakoutCharacter: Got her own series after ''Beavis and Butt-head'' got cancelled.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Especially evident in the Marvel tie-in comics. She starts out as a more generic know-it-all but gains the wry, unflappable, sarcastic streak we all know and love later on.
* DeadpanSnarker
* LimitedWardrobe: Like the rest of the characters, though in this series, she had three regular outfits (Her third one, which included her white shirt, black jacket, was the one she was shown in the most)
* {{Meganekko}}
* OnlySaneWoman
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Breaks out into hysterics at the word "masturbation" in "No Laughing" with the other students. Though this could've been due to the animation direction being "the students laugh", thus the animators making her laugh along with the rest of the class.
* TeenGenius

!!Tom Anderson

B&B's next-door neighbor and frequent victim. He's smart enough to realize that the boys are a menace, but too old and senile to do anything about it.
Tropes associated with Mr. Anderson:
* BadassNormal: For all of his ButtMonkey tendencies, Anderson does knock a man flat with one punch in "Steamroller".
* BlindMistake: Even with his glasses on he has blurry vision which is why Beavis and Butthead are able to fool him half the time.
* ButtMonkey: Every time he hires the duo to work on his yard, something bad happens.
* {{Catchphrase}} "What in the hell?!"
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Eagleland}}: In TheMovie, he's very patriotic and claims to be the veteran of two foreign wars.
* OnlySaneMan

!!David Van Driessen

One of Beavis and Butt-head's teachers, Mr, Van Driessen is an idealistic hippie who tries to help the boys by appealing to their better natures. Predictably, it never works.
Tropes associated with Mr. Van Driessen:

* AesopAmnesia: He's repeatedly learned that Beavis and Butt-Head are crude, destructive morons (particularly notable in the episode where they "clean" his house), yet continues to rather naively support and encourage them. Though it's justified as Van Driessen has an optimism very uncharacteristic of the Highland High staff.
* BerserkButton[=/=]BewareTheNiceOnes: Surprisingly, Van Driessen is very protective of Beavis and Butt-Head despite how poorly they treat him. In the episode ''Manners Suck'' he physically attacks Mr. Manners after Beavis falsely implies that Mr. Manners molested him. Also, he's very protective of his eight-tracks; Beavis and Butthead destroying his entire collection marked the one time in the series he angrily expressed an interest in killing them.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: Is getting attacked by a [[BearsAreBadNews bear]], [[MadeofIron thrown through a bus window off a cliff]] and [[ItMakesSenseInContext flattened by Beavis in a rolling tire]] enough of a hint?
** IronButtMonkey: ''None'' of the above injuries have killed him.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Originally couldn't stand Beavis and Butthead and actually threatened to kill them in "Cleaning House". However, in later episodes, this gets toned down, as he starts to care about them and become more likeable and laidback in tone. In fact, he defends Beavis and Butthead when they're missing and assumed dead--something he would never have done in earlier episodes.
* CoolTeacher
* GranolaGirl - Rare Male example.
* HippieTeacher: Literally. He looks as if he's still living in the 1960s.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When it comes to Beavis and Butt-head.
* MadeofIron: Not even 2 falls off of a cliff can keep him down.
* VerbalTic: Ends most of what he says with "Mmkay?"

!!Coach Bradley Buzzcut

A macho, ill-tempered veteran, Mr. Buzzcut is Beavis and Butt-head's gym teacher. He tries to keep B&B under control through constant verbal abuse. Although he takes the opposite approach from Van Driessen, he fares no better with the dumbass duo.
Tropes associated with Mr. Buzzcut:

* AlliterativeName: Although his first name is rarely used.
* BerserkButton: Never punch him, even if you are about as strong as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr Burns]]. Ever! Also, don't you dare tell him that you don't know anything about the Founding Fathers of America.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes is this.
* TheDragon: To [=McVicker=].
* DrillSergeantNasty
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Especially to Beavis and Butt-head (though, can you really blame him?).
* KarmaHoudini
* KnightTemplar
* LargeHam
* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: It'll take more then ''getting run over by a steamroller'' to kill him.
* NoIndoorVoice
* SadistTeacher
* SemperFi: Buzzcut is a former United States Marine and [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]] veteran.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Shows signs of this in the infamous episode where he tells Butt-Head to "[[GroinAttack kick him in the jimmy]]" and his response is a heated "Eeeyes!"

!!Principal [=McVicker=]

A nervous, high-strung bureaucrat who lives in terror of B&B and occasionally tries to get rid of them. Of course, he always fails.
Tropes associated with Mr. [=McVicker=]:

* BackFromTheDead: Althugh he apparently died of a heart attack at the end of Season 7, he appears in the season 8 episode ''Dumb Design'' proving that he wasn't dead after all.
* BaldOfEvil
* BerserkButton: Beavis and Butt-Head, to the point where he's almost always (justifiably) hostile towards them
* BigBad: Arguably, as he's the closest thing Beavis and Butt-Head have to an ArchEnemy.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: Bad things happen to him, usually thanks to Beavis and Butt-Head.
* DirtyOldMan: In the movie, Beavis and Butt-Head walk in on him getting spanked by a prostitute.
* DrowningMySorrows: It's shown that the stress from having to deal with Beavis and Butt-Head causes Principal [=McVicker=] to drink heavily. He even keeps a bottle of liquor in his desk and takes hits off it while working.
* HairTriggerTemper: The things that Beavis and Butt-Head say or do tend to get him angry pretty quickly.
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Suffers one in the finale of the show's original run
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Yes, big time.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NervousWreck
* SitcomArchNemesis: He's an overworked, stressed-out principal, and rather old-fashioned in his thoughts towards student discipline, but he's not exactly EVIL. But then again, it's still hilarious to watch Beavis and Butt-Head drive him nuts, too.
* VerbalTic: His noticeable "Uhhhh".
* [[VillainousBreakdown Antagonistic Breakdown]]: The episode "Breakdown" centers around McVicker having one of these. In the show's original finale, his reaction upon seeing Beavis and Butt-Head alive can also count as this.

!!Mr. And Mrs. Stevenson

Stewart's less-than-ideal parents.
Tropes associated with the Stevensons:

* AbusiveParents: Mr. Stevenson has demonstrated that when confronted with an issue (such as the uncovering of his porno stack), he will essentially try to pin all the blame on Stewart. Not to mention how he was pretty willing to have Stewart get his ass kicked by Harry Sachs to save himself.
* AmericanAccents: Mrs. Stevenson has a very noticeable Minnesotan accent
* AssShove: Mr. Stevenson was a victim of this when Harry Sachs attacked him under the impression that it was Mr. Stevenson that repeatedly prank called him
* DirtyCoward: Mr. Stevenson shows this at times, such as the AbusiveParents example above.
* {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Stevenson.
* MyBelovedSmother: Mrs. Stevenson treats Stewart as though he were a much younger child, such as "shielding his mind from corruption" on TV. She often justifies it due to being a mother.
* StacysMom: Mrs. Stevenson, to Butt-head at least who periodically makes passes at her.


Another of B&B's classmates, Cassandra is a hippie-ish aspiring artist. She doesn't get much screen time, but the series hints that she has some disturbing HiddenDepths.
Tropes associated with Cassandra:

* AmbiguouslyGay: A big fan of notoriously lesbian singer K.D. Lang, though she also expresses a fondness for older men in other episodes.
* ElectraComplex[=/=]ParentalIncest: Talks about her own father in a creepily suggestive manner in "Animation Sucks".
* GranolaGirl
* HotForTeacher: Her story about how a teenage girl and her English teacher drown together implies she might be attracted to Mr. Van Driessen
* {{Meganekko}}
* TalkingToHerself: Played by Tracy Grandstaff, better known as the voice of Daria.


A character created for the 2011 {{revival}}, Hamid appears to be an immigrant from the Middle East. He's yet another adult victim of Beavis and Butt-head--he's lost two jobs due to their antics.
Tropes associated with Hamid:

* ButtMonkey: Is constantly on the receiving end of the boys' antics.
* FunnyForeigner: Appears to be from somewhere in the Middle East.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Hamid himself isn't particularly unscrupulous but he does end up working for one at one point.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: He's at a new job each time we see him, usually because Beavis and Butt-head did something to get him fired from the last one.

!!Crazy Old Farmer/Janitor

A creepy, mysterious old man who appears in only a few episodes--fortunately for Beavis, because this character has killed him ''twice''.
Tropes associated with... whatever this dude's name is:

* AxCrazy
* BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmaHoudini: Presumedly because he only attacks the duo near the end of the episodes that he appears in.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* TheSociopath
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Although, probably played for laughs, he certainly is much more frightening and creepier than any other villain on this show.

!!Todd Lanuzzi

A local thug who is the unwilling recipient of Beavis and Butt-head's hero worship. While he regards the boys with open contempt and frequently beats them up, they admire him too much to leave him alone.
Tropes associated with Todd:

* BadassMustache
* BigBad: He is much more evil than the Principal Mcvicker.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheBully: he often [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats the other-loving hell]] out of Beavis and Butt-head. ([[HorribleJudgeofCharacter not that they mind, though]]).
* TheCasanova
* ChickMagnet: Almost all the girls get him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the Halloween episode, Todd thought Beavis was high when he saw him as Cornholio.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At least to the extent that Beavis & Butt-head want to join his gang.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* KarmaHoudini: At least until the cops come, that is.
* LightningBruiser
* SinisterShades
* StopWorshippingMe: Towards Beavis and Butt-head.

!!Billy Bob

A morbidly obese hillbilly who occasionally gets caught up in the boys' misadventures.
Tropes associated with Billy Bob:

* BerserkButton: Making off with his scooter is ''not'' a good idea...
* BigEater: Hinted massively in "Bedpans And Broomsticks", where he is first shown in a doctor's office for artery problems & suffers from MeatOVision.
* LightningBruiser: Sure, he's fatter then [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]], but [[{{Acrofatic}} he can move fast enough to keep pace with a]] ''[[{{Acrofatic}} scooter]]'' & [[ThereWasADoor smash through walls]] [[StoutStrength extremely easily]].