"It's been a month since the accident and I still barely have any control. If somebody catches me, I go from geek to freak around here!"
Main hero of the series: Upon obtaining his ghost powers through a Freak Lab Accident, 14-year old Danny uses it to combat the various ghosts that inhabit his hometown. He starts off shy, naive, Book Dumb, and emotional, constantly trying to find a place in the world, whether it be gaining popularity or through his ghost powers. By the end of the series, Danny gains confidence, courage, and matures considerably and finds his path as a hero.
Adorkable: Has shades of this with his clumsiness, shyness and other parts of his personality.
Annoying Younger Sibling: For the most part, subverted. In one episode, though, he had to annoy her in order to show her Young Blood, whom is only seen by kids.
Danny's eyes glow green uncontrollably if his berserk button is so much as touched, much less pushed.
Although they glow brighter when he's more annoyed, like in Fanning the Flames.
Beware the Nice Ones: Sure, he's normally outgoing, friendly and fun, but you make an attempt at anyone he cares about, and he'll take you down.
Big Brother Instinct/ Big Brother Mentor: To Danielle. In "Kindred Spirits" he's rather untrusting of her at first (for good reason) but when he learns what she is and she defects from Vlad he starts to become this. By "D-Stablized" he fits this to a T; her safety becomes his top priority, even ignoring the possibility Valerie saw him transform to save Danielle.
Book Dumb: Shows a great deal of ingenuity and quick thinking in battles, but is constantly failing in school and other practical areas of knowledge. Though to be fair, ghost fighting seriously cuts into his study time.
Butt Monkey: Not as much as Tucker, but he still finds himself in the receiving end of much laughter.
Clark Kenting: Different eye and hair color and a barely noticeable shift in skin tone is the only thing that disguises him as Danny Phantom. He doesn't even change his voice. It's lampshaded by several of the more Dangerously Genre Savvy villains like Vlad and Dark Danny.
Combo Platter Powers: Flight, intangibility, energy blasts, possession, the ability to sense other ghosts, and later on the ability to duplicate himself and manipulate ice.
Cool Loser: A classic one, as per usual of teen superheroes; Danny is outgoing, funny, dresses normally, acts normally, is intelligent (although lazy and, as previously mentioned, Book Dumb), and as far as you can tell with the art style, fairly attractive. His only real problems include being a bit awkward with girls and ending up in strange situations in public due to his superhero activity. Yet, for some reason, the entire school seems to treat him like the nerd plague. It could be because Sam and Tucker are highly unpopular, but in real life, he would certainly have more than just two friends, even if he does hang out with two "weird" kids....There are also his parents to be considered.
Deadpan Snarker: Danny frequently responds to most situations with sarcasm.
Death by Origin Story: The show wouldn't work at all if Danny weren't a phantom. Then again, he's not really dead, he's just drawn that way.
Due to the odd Never Say "Die" quality of the show, its never made completely clear if he did "kinda-sorta" die or not — a lot of ghosts are heavily implied to have died, but others seem more like alternate-dimension monsters that were never alive at all. All we really know about Danny is that he's now a hybrid that's half-human and half-ghost, whose DNA was suffused with ectoplasm.
Puberty Superpower: Played with. He does gain his powers around the correct time, and it's used as part of his coming of age story, but they came from a freak lab accident rather than actual puberty.
Mildly lampshaded in "The Ultimate Villain." After being trapped in the future and bound for his enemies to attack, he yells at them to stop... only to activate the "Ghostly Wail", the main new power Dark Dan has. He even mentions he is going through "evil puberty".
Would Hurt a Child: Danny doesn't seem to have a problem scrapping with his underage nemesis Youngblood. Averted though when Danielle was still technically his enemy, as she was fooled into helping Vlad.
"Parents don't listen. Even worse, they don't understand. Why can't they accept me for who I am!?"
Danny's childhood friend and primary love interest: Sam is a strict vegetarian Goth with an often contradictory personality; she's as rational and levelheaded as she is forceful and selfish. She strives to protect the environment as much as she rebels against her parents. She often keeps Danny (and Tucker) from doing anything too extreme.
Action Survivor: Despite all she does through, she manages to survive many of the ghost attacks.
Hypocrite: She says she opposes violence yet is fine with hitting her friends, namely Tucker, even when it isn't needed. She despises forcing beliefs and opinions on to other yet forced the entire school to eat her "recyclable organic matter" because "we don't need meat". She scolds Danny for using his ghost powers against powerless school bullies yet she's okay with causing millions of dollars in property damage to a dealership because they were selling eco-unfriendly trucks. She spied on Danny during his date with Valerie in "Flirting with Disaster", yet when he spied on her during a date with a new student in "Double Cross My Heart", she gets angry and threatens to end their friendship.
Informed Judaism: She's Jewish, not that this really comes up anywhere except the Christmas episode.
Interspecies Romance: Considering Danny is a ghost hybrid, it's pretty obvious that this trope is in effect here.
The Lady's Favour: In the finale "Phantom Planet", Sam gives Danny a ring that was used in an earlier episode "Flirting With Disaster".
Butt Monkey: He's dumped on quite a lot and has saved Danny more than once and yet, he only gets thanked once and it's a "thanks for being my friend" that Danny throws out to Sam as well. Although it's heartfelt, the execution of how that came about feels rather tacked on and awkward. Later seasons have him either virtually ignored or usually getting victimized.
It becomes part of the plot in "What You Want" when Tucker, after routinely getting pummeled every time Danny ditches him to save the world, wishes for ghost powers.
"16, biologically, but psychologically, I'm an adult."
Danny's older sister is a intelligent 16-year old who claims to be an adult trapped in a teenager's body. As such she's often playing a parental role towards her entire family: trying to lead her parents into normality and shielding a then unsure Danny from the harsh realities of the outside world. After finding out ghosts are indeed real and Danny's Secret Identity, she slowly gains admiration for her growing brother and eventually becomes part of "Team Phantom". She eventually lets down her shield and slowly starts to act her age, all the while happily acknowledging her love for ghosts — at several times, becoming a Badass Bookworm.
Cool Big Sis: Eventually becomes this for Danny once she learns his secret.
Emo Teen: Started out as one. Though it wasn't exactly Emo, per say. More along the lines of "Annoyed with her parents' constant love for ghosts".
Hidden Depths: Several, but notable for being hinted at but followed up is her revealing that deep down she's resentful of all the attention her parents give to ghosts, as well as her brother being able to be a part of that - she gets a Not So Different moment with Freakshow when they both are shown to have "Ghost Envy."
"See why I need to hunt these ghosts? They think they can do whatever they want, but somebody has to stop them."
Main Anti-Hero: Valerie started off as the Rich Bitch before a ghost dog (with Danny in tow) cost her father his job, forcing her to lead a poor, unpopular existence. She was given advanced ghost weapons from Vlad Masters by mail and used them to extract her revenge. She eventually makes it a full time job with Danny Phantom as her primary target. She grows to see the world beyond her once shallow view and eventually develops a romantic interest with Danny Fenton, unaware of his alter ego.
Aborted Arc: It's obvious they meant to wrap up her story-line with Vlad more neatly, but thanks to the sudden cancellation, not so much. She just gets a little mention in Phantom Planet.
Action Girl: Valerie makes it her life's work to take out any ghost she comes across.., especially the Ghost Boy.
Anti-Hero: She begins her ghost career specifically to get revenge on the ghosts she held responsible for her ruined life. Her actions start to become more noble in time, but many of her deep seated prejudices remain.
Badass Normal: Even without her ghost hunting tech, she's a ninth degree black belt.
Dating Catwoman: She had a relationship with Danny as a human, unaware of his ghost nature.
Demoted to Extra: Frequently appeared in Season One and Two, playing as the series' main Anti-Hero, then seemingly disappeared in Season Three until the second-to-last episode, then later made a small, speechless cameo in the Grand Finale. And her story arcwasn't even completed yet!
Enemy Mine: Due to her Anti-Hero status, she has teamed up with Danny on occasions against greater threat or because the circumstances forced them to do so.
Never My Fault: In her second appearance, she tries to pull this on Danny when they get captured by Skullker. But Danny calls her out on it.
Took a Level in Kindness: While Valerie never got over her grudge with Danny Phantom, she abandoned her Alpha Bitch view of the world, going from looking down at Danny, to becoming his genuine friend, to his actual girlfriend. And her ghost hunting which began as an outlet of vengeance for her ruined life, into a genuine desire to protect others.
Unwitting Pawn: Of Vlad, who provided her with her ghost-hunting equipment.
Wrong Genre Savvy: Believes herself to fill the role in the story that Danny does, a teenage superhero with too much on their plate and a screwy home life that they have to deal with while saving people from dangerous monsters. In reality, she's the antihero rival.
Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock
Standard issue bullying jock who on the outside is the typical menacing antagonist in Danny's school while deep inside, he portrays a far more sensitive soul, used mostly for laughs.
Abhorrent Admirer: To Jazz. In fact, she had a nightmare where she was married to him.
Jerkass: Bullies Danny, Sam, and Tucker on a daily basis.
Jerk Jock: There's somewhat of a twist on this trope in that despite acting up to the Jerk Jock stereotype, he is also strangely Genre Savvy as to the future of most fictional Jerk Jocks, as he casually makes references to high school being the peak of his life and having to face a future of pumping gas.
Pet the Dog: He does have a soft side for music, this is seen in "Doctor's Disorders" where he's watching a music video when he expresses his love for the music of a singer who clearly based on Better Milder.
Not to mention, shielding Danny, Sam, and Tucker, after his identity was revealed to the world.
Small Name, Big Ego: Calls himself "King of Casper High". Although, as shown above, he knows full well his future is far from great.
Villainous Crush: He has a couple, one on Jazz and another on Paulina (to their dismay).
Voiced by: María Canals Barrera
A girl Danny held a crush on before he wised up and moved on. She's the standard issue Alpha Bitch and like all stereotypes like her, tends to victimize the less popular girls and focus primary on shallow mannerisms. She harbors a crush on Danny Phantom.
Alpha Bitch: The most popular girl in school and loves to rub it in people's faces.
Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Implied to be the reason why he picks on unpopular kids. One example is when Valerie more or less forced Kwan to beat up Danny for ruining her shirt, even though it was an accident.
Satellite Character: For Dash and Valerie (when they were going out), though there are some subversions. When neither of them are available he starts following Tucker and Sam around.
Satellite Character: Lampshaded. She mostly hangs around with Paulina to maintain some popularity. Though in "Flirting with Disaster", she's friends with Valerie despite her not being popular herself anymore.
The primary teacher (and vice-principal) of Casper High. Often strict with an inability to connect with his students, Mr. Lancer may seem like a bullying mentor to Danny (at times, he will often favor Dash simply because he's a popular football player), but deep down, he wants all his students to succeed.
My Friends... and Zoidberg: In "The Ultimate Enemy", while Danny's family and friends were 'Gone But Not Forgotten' after the Nasty Burger explosion, he was just 'Gone'.
Paper-Thin Disguise: He has a "photo" of his sister (or rather him in a dress) and explains that he uses this job to see her again, thereby motivating students to get better.
Lampshaded when he wonders why no one ever figures it out.
Sadist Teacher: Subverted. While he's introduced as a strict, bitter teacher that unfairly punishes students, it's revealed that he actually cares a lot about his students' grades and sees in their work as a reflection of himself.
Stern Teacher: He does this all the time, but one particular episode states that he's doing this job to meet up with his sister. Then it's subverted as he then asks why no one realizes it's him in a dress.
Totally Radical: When trying to sound hip, he pulls out a slang dictionary and appears to pick words at random.
Berserk Button: Turns angry if you call him a "fruitloop". Or mention how he lost the woman of his dreams to an idiot and still can't use his vast fortune to buy the Green Bay Packers. Or suggest he get a cat.
Broken Ace: Vlad is a very wealthy and powerful man, but he has a lot of issues.
Broken Pedestal: Poor Danielle learns the hard way what kind of person her creator is. Soon Jack and Valerie feel the same way.
Card-Carrying Villain: He initially averted this - for the first two seasons, being called a villain was almost a Berserk Button for him - but after Villain Decay began to set in he started acting more like a conventional card-carrying baddie.
The Chessmaster: To the point of referring to his plans and the people in them using chess terms.
Combo Platter Powers: Flight, intangibility, energy blasts, possession, the ability to sense other ghosts, and duplication.
Faux Affably Evil: Vlad's veneer of politeness doesn't really do much to mask his true self.
Flying Brick: Even moreso than Danny, given his 20 years of more experience.
Freak Lab Accident: Vlad gained his powers through one of these, though it also gave him ecto-acne and, at least to his mind, cost him the love of his life.
Heel Realization: In Ultimate Enemy, an older, depowered Vlad admits that spending ten years having lost everything did have some benefits.
"If any good came out of this, it's that ten years without ghost powers gave me the chance to see what a fool I'd been."
Hoist by His Own Petard: Constantly, a lot of his defeats are usually because of some oversight that he doesn't catch in time due to his ego. This eventually comes to a head in Phantom Planet where he finds a meteorite coming toward the Earth and offers to ghost it harmlessly through the planet in exchange for becoming the ruler of the Earth, revealing his alter ego in the process. He even has Jack take him to it as a bit of personal embarrassment. Jack tries to sway him into giving up on his conquest as he still considers him his friend. But Vlad coldly rejects his offer. However when he can't phase the meteor since its made of a substance that negates ghost powers, he realizes he can't uphold his end of the bargain and since he revealed his villainous nature, he'll be branded a criminal on Earth. He quickly turns to Jack for help, but Jack refuses and leaves him stranded in space.
Hypocrite: Despite his claims that all he wanted was to be loved, he treats the only two people who showed him any kind of love or admiration like dirt all because they weren't the wife and son he always wanted. He instead obsesses over a woman, a married one at that, who doesn't even like him as a friend and doesn't care how she actually feels and gaining his teenage archenemy as a son.
In Love with Love: Deconstructed. Vlad is obsessed with the idea of being with Maddie more than Maddie herself, to the point of not seeming to care that she doesn't want anything to do with him or that killing Jack would make her hate him. He goes as far as to have a stuffed doll of her and bases his holograms on her.
Love Makes You Evil: His entire motivation is based around being desperately in love with Maddie Fenton, blaming Jack Fenton for taking her away from him and wanting to do everything in his considerable power to remove Jack from the picture so he can move in and take Maddie as his wife, as he believes is his right.
Though in the alternate timeline where he didn't get the powers but married Maddie, he's shown to still be a massive jerk, refusing to let her do any ghost hunting that she had to eventually do it in secret. So the trope ends up being subverted.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: In his ghost form, his eyes are a blazing red, his powers showing as a pink or red glow in comparison to Danny's green. His hair also looks a lot like horns, and he grows fangs, giving him a very evil vampiric look, fitting in with his name.
The Resenter: To Jack Fenton, for stealing the girl of his dreams.
Villain with Good Publicity: He even becomes mayor of Amity Park, and he doesn't even live there! It's suggested that he bought and overshadowed his way in, though.
We Can Rule Together: The thing he wants most is to marry Maddie and make Danny his son, and he constantly tries to get Danny to come to his side...a tempting offer, as he is the only one Danny can truly relate to as a half-ghost, at least until Danielle's creation.
Would Hurt a Child: When he's not trying to make Danny side with him, Vlad has no problem beating him to a bloody pulp. He also has no qualms against melting Danielle.
Voiced by: Jon Cryer
"I am Freakshow, your master of ceremonies."
The ringmaster of Circus Gothica. Real name is Frederick Isaak Showenhower. He traveled the country with his Goth circus, though it was really a cover. The performers, save for his assistant Lydia, were ghosts under the control his staff. He used his staff make them steal from the towns they visited. He's also the only human in the series to be a genuine villain. (All other humans that opposed Danny Phantom were either Vlad, who is half-ghost, and ghost hunters who viewed all ghosts asAlways Chaotic Evil.
A Harmless Villain, Box Ghost's main shtick are anything cardboard and square (and the occasional bubble wrap). Consistently pathetic and easy to beat, he remains determined to be taken seriously. He Took a Level in Badass in the Bad Future, becoming incredibly muscular and gaining the ability to form exploding boxes out of energy.
Butt Monkey: Frequently. Skulker likes using him as bait, for starters.
Harmless Villain: Up until he steals Pandora's Box. Once that was done, he was given his own Wanted Poster.
Improbable Weapon User: Mostly boxes, but him being one of the few with telekinesis can also attack with the items packed inside the boxes, as Danny can testify. And then there's Pandora's Box with its contents.
One of the show's most recurring villains, Skulker is a ghost obsessed with hunting to such an extent that he's considered the Ghost Zone's greatest predator. Growing bored, he looked to the real world for a challenge and fixated on Danny, whose hybrid nature made for an endlessly exciting hunt. In the Bad Future, he merged with Technus to become Skulk Tech.
Humiliation Conga: In his first appearance, he accidentally hooks up his battlesuit to Tucker's PDA. Since said PDA holds Danny's schedule, Skulker is forced to follow, being jerked around like a puppet by his own armor.
The Man Behind the Curtain: The real Skulker is a tiny and pathetically weak ghost; the body most people see is just a high-tech suit. As he spends almost all of his time in the suit, however, this isn't a huge weakness.
Worthy Opponent: He and Danny hate each other, but do seem to respect each others' abilities to the extent of teaming up several times when a bigger threat comes around. He even states as much in the series finale.
"I am Technus! Master of technology and destroyer of worlds!"
Another common enemy, Technus is an eccentric ghost with formidable technological powers and the goal of WORLD DOMINATION- who gets defeated in every appearance, largely due to his bad habit of shouting his plans at the top of his lungs (though his upgrade into Technus 2.0 helped him break that habit). Nonetheless, as long as he can possess sufficiently advanced machinery, he can be quite formidable. In the Bad Future, he merged with Skulker to become Skulk Tech.
Genre Blindness: Very much so in his original form, doing things like blurting out his plans and spending hours monologuing. His upgrade negated this, though.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: Has shades of this after his upgrade. His plot in his last major appearance certainly falls into this. He not only tricked Danny into Dating Catwoman with Valerie to distract him, but possessed her suit to trick Danny Phantom into blowing it apart right in front of her, convincing her that he'd have done the same to her. He then proceeded to give her an upgraded battlesuit to take advantage of that. Even more impressive considering how Genre Blind he was before.
Large Ham: "I AM TECHNUS! MASTER OF ALL THINGS ELECTRICAL!"
Manipulative Bastard: After his upgrade, much to Danny's surprise, who assumed he wouldn't do it because he hates emotions.
Mid-Season Upgrade: Interfacing with the Fentons' computer allowed him to transform into 'Technus 2.0'. Not only did it give him a new look and stronger powers, it came with a huge boost in Genre Savvy. Overall, it made him far more formidable than he was before.
A ghost genie who is forced to grant people's wishes, most of them resulting a terrible price on the wisher. As a human, Desiree was the Sultan's favored lover of his harem, a love she gave back. The Sultan's jealous wife drove her away, forcing her to remain vindictive and heartbroken throughout the series.
Break the Cutie: In her backstory. She was promised her heart's desire and was banished for it. After her death, she tried granting people's wishes to give them the happiness she could never have, but was driven evil by the selfish nature of everyone's desires and her own bitterness.
Jackass Genie: Grants other peoples' wishes, but does so in a way that's sure to cause chaos. Interestingly, the images used in her backstory suggest she didn't always act this way, but started to out of spite over her own wish never being fulfilled.
Literal Genie: Became one when after she "died of a broken heart... and old age".
A ghostly sheriff obsessed with maintaining order at any cost, Walker doesn't have as many appearances as some of the other rogues' gallery members, but is still a very significant villain for being the ghost who reveals the existence of ghosts to the world at large and is responsible for Danny's rep as a Hero with Bad Publicity.
The Bad Guy Wins: His scheme to discredit Danny in "Public Enemies" actually succeeds.
On the outside, Spectra looks to be a kind, perky woman who just wants to help teenagers and their depression. In reality, she is a Vain Sorceress ghost who sucks in their emotions to further her youth and beauty. Beneath that bubbly personality, Spectra is sadistic and immoral.
Break Them by Talking: A very defining trait of hers. She often tries demoralizing her opponents since she needs negativity to function.
Crazy-Prepared: In her debut episode, she keeps the air conditioner on full blast, so people in her office are always seeing their own breath. However, when Danny sees a photo with his ghost sense (which looks like fogged-up breath) going off while he was in the hall, he realizes that Spectra used it to hide the fact that she was a ghost.
"Ohhh, Ember, so warm and tender! You will remember my name!"
A punk rock Diva, Ember hates all sense of authority and adults. She wants to Take Over the World strictly so people will always remember her name. She tends to be a blunt person. In the Bad Future, she is overweight and her vocal cords have been damaged, rendering her unable to sing.
Villain Song: "Remember", which hints at her origin. The lyrics tell the story of a girl evidently abandoned by her love, whose life continued on without her, with him apparently forgetting she existed. This could be part of her motivation, and how she died so young... it's been hinted that she perhaps committed suicide after being left, perhaps by cremating herself, and her vengeful spirit wants everyone to adore her and always be screaming her name to make sure she's never forgotten again.
Johnny 13's girlfriend. She mostly follows his path, but can be quite dangerous, especially when she's angry. She seemed the least changed in the Bad Future, but joined Johnny and the others in attempting revenge.
Demonic Possession: In her first appearance, Johnny needed to find a host body for her to inhabit in the human world. This was dropped in later episodes, and in one episode she uses her possession in an attempt to make Johnny jealous.
Kiss of Death: It's a blown kiss, but anyone who is hit by it is trapped in another dimension.
Operation Jealousy: To piss off Johnny, she dates Danny while secretly overshadowing Paulina.
A ghost considered to be the spirit of Halloween, Fright Knight is a very powerful Sealed Evil in a Can inadvertently released by Danny, who was trying to put together a haunted house as part of a detention for Mr. Lancer. He was resealed at the end of the episode, only to be released later by Pariah to serve as The Dragon. At the end of Reign Storm, he was seen to make an alliance with Vlad to take down his master, but this is never really followed up on. In "The Ultimate Enemy's" Bad Future, Dark Danny seems to have inherited his loyalty.
Punny Name: His name is a play on "fright night" (Halloween) and "knight".
Sealed Evil in a Can: Was sealed away inside a pumpkin, and was released first by Danny himself (accidentally), and later by Pariah Dark so that he could act as The Dragon.
The Starscream: Partial example. He clearly resents being Pariah's minion, but is too scared of him to actually betray him until Vlad shows up with a better offer.
Your Worst Nightmare: His sword teleports anyone touched by it to a dimension where their real nightmares become reality.
Voiced by: Brian Cox
"It's a burden, isn't it, child—Having so much power?"
Absolute ruler of the Ghost Zone until he was defeated and imprisoned, Pariah is far and away one of the most powerful characters to appear in the series, to the extent of effortlessly owning Vlad within seconds of being freed and commanding the allegiance of Fright Knight, another tremendously powerful villain. He was inadvertently released by Vlad, who was looking for his artifacts of doom, the Ring of Rage and Crown of Fire, and immediately proceeded to conquer both the Ghost Zone and Amity Park. Ultimately, Danny was able to seal him again (with some help), but the Ghost King was not destroyed and may yet be free to walk the world again.
Establishing Character Moment: He destroys the shield that's been keeping him out for years, and then causes citywide destruction, with his next scene showing he had a lot of fun with it. This shows that he is one of the most powerful characters in the show and that he greatly enjoys what he does.
Omnicidal Maniac: Apparently. No actual onscreen deaths occur but it's heavily implied he's a mass murderer that's destroyed most of the Earth's population if what we see of the world outside the ghost shield was like is anything to go by.
Painful Transformation: Absorbing Vlad looked really painful. Some fans have speculated that in that moment, Phantom was fighting for dominance.
Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The show, while carrying serious arcs, is still aimed at children and has a fair amount of comedy and positive fluff. Dark Danny not only commits mass murder as his introduction, but he has no compunctions about harming kids and former loved ones.
"So, Danny, you and your little friends want to hunt ghosts?"
Danny's bumbling father, Jack Fenton is an obsessive inventor of ghost weaponry and gadgets, designed to rip them apart molecule by molecule. Naturally, this usually results in a panicky Danny Phantom whom Jack considers as one of his enemies, despite having saved the world countless times. Tends to be clueless, but can briefly turn into a Badass Normal if his loved ones are threatened.
Action Dad: Always eager to hunt ghosts, regardless of whether or not he's capable of it.
Vlad: (After he finds he can't make the meteor intangible and knowing he'll be in trouble if he goes back to Earth): You wouldn't abandon one of your friends, would you? Jack: A friend? No. You? YES! (Flies back to Earth without him)
Big Fun: Is the more fun loving of the two parents.
Expy: of Mr. Fantastic. Both are scientists and inventors who have made a portal to another dimension, have white streaks in their hair, and an arch-enemy who has been holding a grudge on them for years.
It's All About Me: While he really loves his family, he tends to easily forget when in "the zone" and puts his feelings and research before them constantly until forced by the circumstances.
Moral Myopia: Has no qualms with hurting ghosts, but dislikes when the opposite happens to him.
No OSHA Compliance: Seriously, this guy shouldn't be allowed to use anything more dangerous than a pair of scissors.
Not So Different: Honestly, he and Vlad are almost identical. It's shown better in the bad future where Vlad accepts and treats Danny with the same amount of love and respect that the Fentons do. They're also selfish, driven, somewhat amoral and form a very deep line between "them and us". However, Jack knows when to back off if he's taken things too far; Vlad, not so much.
Parental Obliviousness: Aside from not seeing the connection between Danny Fenton and Danny Phantom, despite admitting they have the same name and it's confusing, he almost never notices the harm or embarrassment his kids go through.
Parents as People: While he portrayed as a decent, loving man, his obsession with ghosts leaves him blind to the embarrassment his activities can cause Danny.
Papa Wolf: Trust us. Hurting his family or trying to? Bad idea.
Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Maddie. Sure he's not exactly ugly but he is over weight and hefty.
Wrong Genre Savvy: Not to the extent of Valerie, where she was manipulated by Vlad. Jack, along with Maddie, thinks Danny Phantom is a villain, he's the real hero of Amity Park and that he's feared amongst the Ghost Zone. In actuality, Danny Phantom is both the hero and his son, he's laughing stock and a source of property damage in Amity Park and no one from the Ghost Zone really cares about him.
Happily Married: Like many series, her husband is less-then-perfect, but she loves him, a key point that Danny uses against Vlad. Plus, it seems like no matter what the situation with them is, alternate universe or even holographic programming, they will always be madly in love with each other.
Danny's clone, created by Vlad as a stepping stone to the perfect Danny Fenton/Phantom clone to call as his own son. Unlike the various other Danny clones, Danielle has a mind of her own, possessing a naive behavior with much of Danny's traits and character. She is often childish and spunky, but well-meaning. An imperfect clone, she is constantly dissolving and until the second-to-last episode has to keep her powers in check. Danny acts as somewhat of an older brother figure to her.
Aborted Arc: It's rumored her arc was meant to end different, being adopted by the Fentons, had the series continued.
Annoying Younger Sibling: Danny seemed to treat her as one at first, albeit more from not trusting her than anything else. He gets over this when he learns what she actually is.
Badass Adorable: She's a tomboy has the physical body of a 12 year old and can use ghostly superpowers.
Berserk Button: Before, she instantly flipped when Danny said Vlad didn't care for her. Following the realization he was right, she would stand against anyone, power problems or no power problems, who'd use her or threaten Danny.
Big Brother Worship: Has shades of this in "D-Stabilized" when she seeks Danny. When he believes she's sided with Valerie to trap him, she insists she'd never betray him.
Big Eater: The first thing she does after meeting Danny is ask if he has any food. Then cut to his bed covered in empty boxes and food wrappers.
Break the Cutie: Both of her appearances make her go through some form of this.
Cute Bruiser: When she's not in danger of melting, she's just as capable as Danny in a fight.
Distaff Counterpart: For Danny. Even their names sound similar, something Valerie snarked about.
Easily Forgiven: Granted she was tricked by Vlad, but despite fooling him and knocking him out twice, Danny seems to fully accept her after she turns on her creator.
Subsequently, she had very easily forgiven Valerie for lying to her, using her as bait to capture Danny and handing her to Vlad.
Has Two Daddies: Sort of. She was created by Vlad, who she called father until learning he never cared and renounced that idea, and she was created via Danny's DNA, who one could argue is a parent due to being the donor of the DNA but is more of a genetic brother though she calls him "cousin". If you want to go even further one could argue Jack can be her father genetically due to sharing Danny's DNA.
Heel-Face Turn: Joins Danny for real when Vlad starts showing his true colors.
High Heel-Face Turn: Appears to be the only female in all of the clones, and the only one that isn't killed off.
Token Mini-Moe: The only female ghost hybrid in the series and the youngest.
Tykebomb: Was created to trick Danny into befriending her so Vlad can use his DNA to create the perfect clone.
Walking the Earth: Implied after her first appearance since she obviously can't go back to Vlad.
"Well Done, Daughter" Girl: She only sought out to make her "father" Vlad happy, but after seeing he never saw her as anything more than a pawn, she sided with Danny. By her second appearance, she's renounced the idea of him being her father.
Younger than They Look: Physically she appears to be 12 years old (according to Danny) but she is in fact a few months of age at most since by the end of the series a full year hadn't passed since Danny obtained his powers.
Voiced by: David Carradine
"The Observants look at time like they're watching a parade, one thing after another passing by in sequence right in front of them. I see the parade from above, all the twists and turns it might or might not take."
The ghost of time, Clockwork keeps the flow of time and interferes when he feels something is disturbing said flow. He is mysterious and powerful, knowing every aspect of time: past, present, and future. He remains a neutral influence in Danny's life, playing only by his rules. He doesn't perceive time as a linear sequence of events; this is reflected in his appearance, which constantly fluctuates in age.
Dungeon Master: Oversees all of time and only steps in if the situation demands it.
I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: In "Masters of All Time", Danny asks Clockwork if he could save Vlad and Danny's friends from the Ecto-Acne. Clockwork's response: "I'm the ghost of time, not the ghost of miracle cures."
You Can't Fight Fate: Subverted. He explicitly states that, unlike the Observants, he sees all possible futures. However, he does say that one cannot simply Set Right What Once Went Wrong and must fix their problems in their own present. This rule is set aside, however, when others try to alter the timeline to produce an outcome favorable to themselves, at which point Clockwork will step in personally.
Voiced by: Bob Joles
Danny's mentor when he received his ice powers. Frostbite is a giant Yeti-like ghost, leader of his tribe, and an all-around (n)ice guy.
An Ice Person: He and his people are masters at using ice-based powers, which he helps Danny master when he develops them.
Mr. Exposition: Provides exposition for Danny on the Infi-Map and his new ice powers.
Nice Guy: More then happy to help out Danny if he can.
Training from Hell: What he puts Danny through to master his ice abilities. It ended up turning into hell for his people every time Danny screws up.
Undying Loyalty: Thanks to Danny defeating Pariah Dark, he's earned this from Frostbite and his tribe. (Doesn't stop them from being afraid when he accidentally hurts them with his new ice powers though.)