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[[folder:Students of Scare School]]


* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: In "Vote for Casper" Mantha strokes Casper's head when [[spoiler: she reveals that she did vote for him]]. In "What Possessed You?" Stretch also strokes Casper on the head when he believes Casper gave up on being friendly.
* AntiHero: At first and for most of the series, he is unambiguously friendly and kind, even if he is more than a bit snarky who isn't above lying and generally being an occasional "trouble-maker" in school, even during the earlier installments. Then Casper got DarkerAndEdgier, [[WhatTheHellHero doing things that become much more questionable]] as time goes on, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo even when they're being used to reach goals that are unquestionably heroic]].
* BerserkButton: Unsurprisingly, he doesn't react too well to his friends being threateaned.
** In "What Possessed You?" [[spoiler: he scarred one of the Normans after he possessed Casper and bullied his classmates and Jimmy.]]
** In "Messy Bussiness at the Manor", Mosshead found out about Casper being friends with a fleshie and contemplated to tell everyone at Scare School. Casper [[spoiler: finally snaps and chews him out for being an UngratefulBastard. He gives Mosshead a ''mighty'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and unintentionally scares him.]]
** Don't you ever embarrass him in front of his classmates.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pushing him around too much is not a good idea.
* BrilliantButLazy: He is great at scaring people, both on purpose or in accident, and even scarred a crowd better than Kibosh himself once and he wasn't even trying to.
* CharacterDevelopment: In season 2, he's gotten a lot more aggressive towards Thatch and will fight back when Thatch picks on him.
* CheerfulChild: Has a usually upbeat demeanor.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Sums him up pretty good.
* NaiveNewcomer: In the movie and season 1.
* NiceGuy: Maybe too nice for his own good.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His friendliness often causes problems for both his fellow creatures and himself.
* TheChosenOne: Fans believe that Kibosh wants to make Casper the next leader of the Underworld.
%%* TheHero
%%** TheLancer: To Kibosh.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Blue eyes and a sweet personality,
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Has one with Cappy.
* InterspeciesRomance: He has a crush on Mantha.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Mantha's Masculine Girl.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He appears to be somewhere around Jimmy's age, but he is really more than two hundred years old.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In "Potent Brew" Casper is trying to pull something from a toddler's grip and when Mantha scares the toddler into letting go, making her cry, Casper '''thanks''' her.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Ra's Manly Man. Ra is more extroverted than him, while Casper is more calm and feminine.
%%* TheRival: To Thatch.
* TeachersPet: Kibosh clearly favors him.
%%* TokenGoodTeammate
* TookALevelInBadass: In season two.
* UndyingLoyalty: For everyone he holds dear.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: The Ghostly Trio wants Casper to be scary and a prankster like them.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: As seen in BewareTheNiceOnes.


An Egyptian prince.

* AttentionWhore: His obsession with getting attention does sometimes get him in trouble, though.
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: In "Rich Kid Ra", however he was already rich to begin with until an archaeologist raided his family's tomb.
* BrownEyes: His eye color.
%%* DistressedDude: Depending on the episode.
%%* {{Foil}}: To Casper.
%%* NiceHat
* OlderThanTheyLook: He appears to be somewhere around Jimmy's age, but he is really almost three thousand years old.
* OlderSidekick: Ra is 2500-years-old while Casper is hundreds of years old.
%%* TheLancer: Depending on the episode.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Casper's Sensitive Guy. Ra is hot-blooded and manly, while Casper is calmer and more effeminate.
* TheMcCoy: Quite hot-blooded.


Casper's other best creature friend and love interest who is a "Zombie Activist".

%%* ActionGirl
* BerserkButton: DON'T talk trash about zombies, some actors found this out the harsh way.
* CuteBruiser: She sure ain't slow for a zombie.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times. Often towards Ra.
* InterspeciesRomance: She has a crush on Casper.
%%* LittleMissBadass
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Casper's Feminine Boy.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: She is actually smart and agile. The walking slowly while chanting "Braaains..." routine is just a scare tactic zombies use. And though she does eat brains, it's not all she eats.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Subverted. She wears a pink shirt and her shoes have pink shoelaces but she's rather tomboyish.
* PurpleEyes: Has purple as her eye color.
%%* TeamMom
* TheDeterminator: Takes a lot to get her to give up.
%%* TheSmartGirl
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female in her group of friends.
* {{Tomboy}}: Snarky and into sports.
* WomenAreWiser: One of the smartest members of the Casper trio.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is blue.
%%* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry


The head bully at Scare School and Casper's arch nemesis.

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: He certainly ''believes'' that he's popular, but nobody really seems to like him much. Even his henchman don't know why they hang out with him.
%%* BigBad: In season 2.
%%* BigManOnCampus: Believes himself to be this.
* ButtMonkey: In season 2, he gets put through a bit of slapstick. It is often karmic.
%%* ClassRepresentative: In "Vote For Casper".
%%* TheChewToy: Season 2.
* DaywalkingVampire: He frequently visits Deedstown in broad daylight.
* DreadfulMusician: Thatch thinks he can sing, but to the others, he's horrible.
* DraggedByTheCollar: Whenever he gets in trouble, someone (mainly Alder and Dash) drags him away by his cape.
* {{Flanderization}}: In season 1 he was sneaky, clever and better balanced. In season 2 he is whiny, not so scary and a lot more bratty and greedy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Sometimes teams up with Casper, but goes back to the way he was before.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: He isn't harmed by sunlight and doesn't have to drink blood to survive.
* PrettyBoy: In the eyes of his fangirls.
%%* PurpleEyes
* SkunkStripe: Has one of these on his hair.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Believes himself to be the coolest guy in school.
%%* TheInformant: For Alder and Dash in the movie.
%%* ThePrankster
%%* TheRival: To Casper.
%%* TookALevelInJerkass: In season two.

!Thatch's gang

Thatch's "followers".

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In the first episode, Dummy Girl is shown to have crush on Slither.
* BigOlUnibrow: Slither has a large, expressive brow.
* DarkChick: Dummy Girl has a tomboyish, dark sort of personality.
* TheDragon: Slither is normally seen helping Thatch the most out of the gang..
* HairDecorations: Dummy Girl ties her hair with two big red bows.
* ThePigPen: Mosshead doesn't bother much with hygiene.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
%%* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry

!Mickey and Monaco

Preppy Skeleton twin girls.

* DumbBlonde: Mickey is a not-so-bright blonde..
* GirlyBruiser: They're okay with getting dirty if they have to.
%%* GreenEyes: Monaco.
* {{Lovable Alpha Bitch}}es: Snooty but usually nice to others.
%%* PurpleEyes: Mickey.
* SingleMindedTwins: They have basically the same personality.
* TheCheerleader: Apparently into cheerleading.
* ThoseTwoGirls: It's pretty rare to see them apart.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In [[spoiler: "Triclops, Mistress of Dark"]].
* {{Valley Girl}}s: They talk and act like this.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Just ask Thatch and Ra.


[[folder:Scare School Staff]]

!Alder and Dash

Scare School's headmasters. Dash, the head on the left, is very cunning and intelligent. Alder, the head on the right, is somewhat lacking in the smarts department but has ideas from time to time. But what they have in common is that they are both rude and manipulative.

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Not many people like them much, but they [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes do have their loved ones who love them back.]]
* BigBad: Both in the movie and for most of the series.
* CryCute: The two of them both cry in the movie after reminiscing the good times they had with their Ankle.
* [[Cloudcuckoolander}}: Alder can be a bit spacey.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Dash, to Alder. Dash tries to keep Alder in line whenever the latter messes around.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They wouldn't punish kids if they did nothing to deserve it.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They love their aunt/uncle (Ankle) and their pet bunny.
* {{Jerkass}}: Manipulative and impolite.
%%* TheLancer: Alder.
* TheLeader: Dash is the "smart one" and Alder's leader.
%%* TheDitz: Alder.
* TooDumbToLive: Alder has his moments of pure idiocy at times.
* YouHaveFailedMe: In "What Possessed You?", Kibosh sent them to the Chamber of Unspeakable Horrors for failing at turning Casper into a terryfing creature.
* GeniusDitz: Alder is rather incompetent, though he has his moments where he is the smart one, but not normally.


Scare School's gym teacher.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's stern and cranky, but nice when he isn't acting like that.
%%* TheBigGuy: Class 3.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes?: He's scared of villagers with torches.

!Hedy Hopper

Scare School's history teacher.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She has a crush on Frankengymteacher.
* NiceGirl: The nicest teacher in Scare School
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair


[[folder:Other Creatures]]

!Ghostly Trio

Casper's uncles and caregivers.

* BearHug: They do this to Casper and each other frequently.
* {{Cool Uncle}}s: To Casper.
* GadgeteerGenius: Stinky makes all sorts of inventions.
* LighterAndSofter: They actually care about Casper now. Of course they still love to scare humans.
* MeaningfulName: Fatso is a BigEater and the biggest of the ghosts and Stinky smells awful.
* PapaWolf: Won't be happy about it if Casper is threatened.
* ThePigPen: [[MeaningfulName Stinky.]] In one episode ''his stench becomes sentient.''
* {{Parental Substitute}}s[=/=]{{The Caretaker}}s: To Casper.
* TheSmartGuy: Stinky is good at inventing.
* TeamDad: Or rather, team uncles.
* TerribleTrio: But they aren't evil, just rather mischevious.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: In "Thatch My Idol".]]
* ThePrankster


The much feared leader of the Underworld.

%%* AntiVillain
* BadBoss: He once threatened to close Scare School unless Professor Burns performed his party trick for him.
* BerserkButton: Creatures being friendly/not being scary and to a minor extent being interrupted then talking.
%%* ControlFreak
* GoodIsNotSoft: Very, VERY deep down Kibosh is actually pretty nice.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* JerkassFacade: He's only a jerk because he was forced to be that way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: See JerkassFacade.
%%* LargeAndInCharge
%%* LighterAndSofter
* MeaningfulName: He is determined to put the kibosh on Casper's friendliness.
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* TheDreaded: To all humans and creatures (except Casper).
* UsedToBeASweetKid[=/=]NotSoDifferent: He used to be a friendly ghost like Casper when he was his age.
* WouldHurtAChild: Played with. He was never seen hurting a student. However, he has made things that would have hurt or even killed the students in season 1, plus Alder and Dash implied that Kibosh gives the students the same hideous punishments he gives to adult creatures, although Kibosh believes he is doing what's best for his people.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry



!James "Jimmy" Bradley

Casper's best (human) friend.

* {{Expy}}: He is similar to Chris from ''Casper: A Spirited Beginning'' due to both being "experts" in the supernatural.
* FriendlessBackground: Has no friends other than Casper.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has blonde hair and Casper's best friend.
* PurpleEyes: In the TV series, his eyes are almost violet blue.
* SecretKeeper: Keeps a secret that Casper is friends with him.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: The Serious Child to Graham's Wacky Parent. While his father usually acts silly, he is usually laid-back most of the time.

!Graham Bradley

Jimmy's father and Deedstown's Creature Catcher.

* BumblingDad: He's airheaded and clumsy.
%%* DorkKnight
* FollowInMyFootsteps: He wants his son to be a join him in the Creature Catcher business.
%%* HappilyMarried: To Rebecca.
* ManChild: He can be seen hugging a teddy bear while Jimmy tells his scout trope a scary story in "Scare Scouts".
* PapaWolf: Protective of Jimmy.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Ugly guy to Rebecca's hot wife, although he's not that unattractive.

!The Normans

Deedstown's local bullies who love to make other children's lives hell, especially Jimmy's.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Blonde-haired Norman to his sister.
* FanNickname: The blonde-haired Norman is often referred to as "Beanie Norman" or "Skater Norman" while the brown-haired Norman is usually referred to as "Mullet-haired Norman".
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk