Characters: Danny Phantom

A list of the major characters in the animated series Danny Phantom.

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Danny Fenton/Danny Phantom

Voiced by: David Kaufman

"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 Jazz in order to show her Youngblood, whom is only seen by kids.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him a loser. Then again there's plenty you shouldn't do. Don't insult his father, don't endanger his friends and don't threaten the Opposite-Sex Clone that he treats like family.
    • 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.
  • Can't Get In Trouble For Nuthin': The only reason Danny ever overshadows people, aside from information gathering.
  • Chest Insignia: Gets one in Season 2.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Sam.
  • 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.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Part of being Expy of Peter Parker, he takes responsibility for any ghost-related harm that befalls Amity Park.
  • 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.
  • Dream Walker: Through overshadowing.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: When ghostly, Danny's eyes change from green to Icy Blue when using his ice powers.
  • Expy: for Peter Parker/Spider-Man, both are outcasts who were bullied in school and obtained their powers through a scientific accident.
  • Eye Color Change: His human side has blue eyes, his ghostly Super Hero alter ego has green eyes, but whenever he turns evil (either Brainwashed and Crazy or as his evil alternate-future self) his eyes turn red.
  • Flying Brick: Can fly really fast and capable of great super strength.
  • Freak Lab Accident: Danny gained his powers when checking out his parents' prototype ghost portal.
  • The Grinch: Due to his parents arguing over whether or not Santa exists and ruining the celebrations every year. He gets over it by the end of "Fright Before Christmas".
  • Hand Blast: His most often used power.
  • Hazmat Suit: What he wore prior to becoming half ghost. His suit in ghost form is that same suit only with value tones reversed.
  • Heartbroken Badass: During the climax of "Fanning the Flames", due to Ember's love spell between him and Sam.
    • End of "Flirting with Disaster" when Valerie breaks up with him, ironically to hunt Danny Phantom.
  • Henshin Hero: From human to ghost form.
  • The Hero: Being the title character.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Not so much at first because he was unknown, but after "Public Enemies"? His parents were also never thrilled with Phantom's existence either.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: In the beginning of the show he displays a lot more trouble accessing and using his powers than later on. We also see this in "Memory Blank", where he has to relearn his abilities.
  • An Ice Person: In Season 3 he gains ice powers.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes
  • Kid Hero: He's only fourteen years old and apparently the only heroic ghost in the world.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Ghostly Wail, from "The Ultimate Enemy" onward.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Played straight in "13" when Johnny 13 tries using Jazz to bring his girlfriend into the human world.
  • New Super Power: His ice breath.
  • Nice Guy: Outside of people who intentionally try to harm or his loved ones, Danny tries to be nice around others.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: It's bad enough that half the time people blame his ghost identity for things other ghosts have done, but other times, he gets in trouble as a human too.
  • Only Friend: By the end of the series, he's the only member of his family to know of Danielle's existence, which may play a part in why he becomes protective of her.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: He was one of these before gaining his powers, and during the brief periods he's Brought Down to Normal.
  • Painful Transformation: Danny gaining or losing his powers has him screaming in agony.
  • Part Time Hero: Like most teenage superheroes.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His hair goes from being black to white, but otherwise stays the same.
  • 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 Enemy." 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".
  • Screw Destiny: In "The Ultimate Enemy", refusing to let his bad future come to pass.
  • Self-Duplication: Has trouble with this power at first, but by "Torrent of Terror" he's able to use it flawlessly.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: In regards to Sam. At least until the final episode.
  • Shonen Hair: Even if he gets helmet hair, changing forms will revert it back to this.
  • Skunk Stripe: In the Season 3 Finale he gains one when he loses his powers.
  • The Snark Knight: Makes jokes even during serious moments.
  • This Loser Is You: Danny, to move the plot, almost all time prior to learning his Aesop at the end of an episode (only to forget it by the next), serves to show how much teenagers suck, i.e. blowing off his homework, stuffing his face with corndogs, calling everything lame or crud, playing mindless video games, acting like a jerk, wanting to make-out with the Romantic False Lead, perpetually being a C-student, etc. He gets better though.
  • That Thing Is Not My Cousin: Averted. Danny started out suspicious of Danielle, but after learning what she is, he accepts her and becomes a surrogate big brother to her.
  • Triple Shifter: 14 year old teenager infused with ectoplasm that can turn into a ghostly superhero... and plenty of sleep lost.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Unlike other ghost hunters, Danny has no interest in destroying his enemies and there are some he at least tries to befriend. He's also capable of knowing not all ghosts are evil. As for his clones, it's played straight with the more mindless ones but averted with Danielle, as by the time he found out he had already started to grow fond of her and accepted her as family.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Sam. They Do in the finale.
  • 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.

Samantha "Sam" Manson

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

"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.
  • Badass Normal: Capable of holding her own even without powers.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her standard outfit has a shirt short enough to show her belly button.
  • Berserk Button: Do not threaten her friends, especially Danny. Paulina almost learned this the hard way in "Parental Bonding".
  • Characterization Marches On: In Million Dollar Ghost, she was exhausted from bicycling, but in Micro Management, she's one of the most physically fit kids in school.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Danny.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like seeing Danny with other girls.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Moreso than Danny.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Or any kind of meat for that matter.
  • First Girl Wins: Hooks up with Danny in the finale.
  • Goth: Has all the trappings of one, but seems to do so out of a desire to be unique and rebel from her parents rather than fully embracing the style. Veers between the grim and perky variety at will.
  • Granola Girl: Is a vegetarian and, in spite of her family being wealthy, thrift.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: In regards to Danny. At least until the final episode.
  • 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 others 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".
  • Odd Friendship: With Tucker.
  • Never My Fault: Sam tends to not to take responsibility for her actions. No matter how much she is at fault, she never admits its her fault. She never even admits she's wrong.
  • Perky Goth: Kind of.
  • Purple Eyes: Ironically, neither of her parents have them.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Her family is filthy rich, but she didn't want to be treated differently because of it.
  • The Snark Knight: Just as much as Danny, only with more dry humor.
  • Soapbox Sadie: She's the character in the title page's image.
  • Spoiled Sweet: "Sweet" isn't the right word to describe Sam, but she's not as spoiled as the other rich girls.
  • Tomboyish Name: Hates being called "Samantha".
  • Uptown Girl: Her family is richer than Danny's.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Danny. They Do in the finale.

Tucker Foley

Voiced by: Rickey D'Shon Collins

"Some people have a lot and some people don't, but everybody's got something. Me? I got charms, good looks, and modesty."

Danny's childhood friend "since forever", Tucker is a Techno Geek who considers himself God's gift not only to women, but to all humankind.
  • Action Survivor: Like Sam, despite being less capable in a fight than her.
  • Black Best Friend: For Danny and Sam, being the third of their trio.
  • Black and Nerdy: And proud to be the latter.
  • Book Dumb: Despite how intelligent he's shown to be, when changing his grades, it's revealed most of them are D's and F's.
  • Big Eater: Will eat anything, except vegetables.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Of Steve Urkel from Family Matters, only without the annoying nasal voice.
  • Extraverted Nerd: In spite of being a geek, Tucker is very outgoing.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Tucker can do almost anything with a computer.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Although in the series finale, he becomes the youngest mayor of Amity Park.
  • Nice Hat: A backwards red cap.
  • Odd Friendship: With Sam.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Sees himself as one, though Danny and Sam seem to think otherwise.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: At first he hates being called "nerd" and "techno geek", but eventually he accepts it.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: His dietary habits are obsessed with it, to the point of eating little else.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: In a Freeze-Frame Bonus when he's changing his grades, it shows that the only A he has is in "sewing".
    • He was shown to have an A in computers as well. But the rest were a C,D, and two Fs.
  • Rival Turned Evil: In "What You Want" when he wishes to have ghost powers, but he gets better.
  • Shipper on Deck: While everyone was aware of things between Danny and Sam, it was most obvious with Tucker.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He loves to talk about how he has charm, good looks and modesty.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meat, lots of it.

Jazz Fenton

"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.
  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Before Character Development, she considered herself too good for her family because of how intelligent or mature she was.
  • Annoying Older Sibling: Danny sees her as this sometimes.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's more book smart than her brother and has more common sense than her parents, but she's just as capable as them in battle.
  • Berserk Button: Even if Danny is the one with powers, don't mess with her little brother, or her Bearbert Einstein teddy.
  • Big Sister Insinct: She cares dearly for Danny and would do anything for him. The latter is proven once she learns about Danny's secret.
  • Companion Cube: When she was younger, she had Bearbert Einstein.
  • 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".
  • Giver of Lame Names: When she was trying to be more active in fighting ghosts, she tries giving her own names to them. Best example, she called Skulker "Ghost X".
  • 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."
  • Fiery Redhead: Can be this if you push her too far.
  • Nice Girl: Becomes one after Character Development.
  • Not So Above It All: Ghost hunting in general or acting her actual age. In one episode, while Danny and her mom were off on a trip together (really just another ploy by Vlad to get Maddie), she bonded with Jack a lot and really got into the ghost hunting. It translated after it was revealed to Danny that she knew his secret and joined him in his ghost hunting.
  • Promotion to Parent: How she saw herself before learning Danny's secret and starting to get along with her parents more.
    • Parental Substitute: She thinks she's more capable of taking care of Danny than their parents, mostly because their fascination for ghosts.
  • Secret Secret Keeper: From "My Brother's Keeper" through "The Ultimate Enemy," afterwards she becomes a regular Secret Keeper.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: How her relationship with Danny started out until "The Ultimate Enemy".
  • Temporarily a Villain: In "Secret Weapons" to get back at Danny for snapping at her for her unwanted help. Though she was faking it.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Jack isn't exactly ugly, but Jazz is definitely more fit than her father.


Valerie Gray

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle and Cree Summer

"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.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She is a very curvy young lady, and is rather lovely.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: A 14-year old who knows ninth degree martial arts.
  • 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 arc wasn'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.
  • Fallen Princess: Her family was originally very well off.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates ghosts and believes they're Always Chaotic Evil.
  • Heel Realization: In "D-Stabilized", she finally realizes that she's been working with Vlad.
  • The Huntress: Hunts down and captures ghosts.
  • Hartman Hips: More noticeable when in her battle suit.
  • Knight Templar: Thinks all ghosts are evil.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted. She likes Danny Fenton. Phantom, not so much. Amusingly, this makes her the opposite of Paulina, who loves Phantom and hates his human self.
  • Meaningful Name: Gray—as in, morally gray.
  • 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.
  • Sassy Black Woman
  • 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.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She genuinely thinks Danny Phantom is evil.
  • 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.

Dash Baxter

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.
  • The Bully: And he knows it!
  • Expy: For Flash Thompson: they're both Jerk Jocks who bully their protagonist while at the same time being the biggest fan of his superhero alter ego.
  • Genre Savvy: See below.
  • 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.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Dash can be passed off for a college freshman through he's the same as Danny.
  • 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).


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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Always shows her naval.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: She couldn't care less about Danny Fenton, but she's madly in love with Danny Phantom.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Rich Bitch: In contrast to Sam, she enjoys using her father's money.
  • Spicy Latina: Very stubborn and the most beautiful girl at Casper High.
  • Spoiled Brat: Having a father that can rent out a country club for her birthday.


Voiced by: Dat Phan and James Sie

Dash's best friend and fellow jock, who while having jerk jock tendencies is a lot nicer then Dash and the other popular kids.


Voiced by: Grey DeLisle and Tara Strong
Paulina's best friend.
  • Love Interest: An on-and-off interest for Tucker, Depending on the Writer.
    • Implied Love Interest: "Frightmare" suggests Danny has or had a crush on her, despite how vocal she was about disliking him.
  • Pair the Spares: Occasionally is seen dating Kwan.
  • 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.

Mr. Lancer

Voiced by: Ron Perlman

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.
  • Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: He used to have hair when he was younger, but ended up bald.
  • Hidden Depths: He loves playing online games.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He does sort of look like a cartoonish Ron Perlman with a shaved head and goatee.
  • 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.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Uses book titles that fit the situation.


Vlad Masters/Plasmius

Voiced by: Martin Mull

"I am not a villain; all I wanted was love."

A devious Villain with Good Publicity, Vlad is a manipulative, clever, genius billionaire who has made it his lifetime goal to kill his former best friend Jack Fenton and subsequently take back the woman he loves, Maddie. His other goal is to convince Danny to join his side as his surrogate son due to their similar natures (that Danny often denies) and powers.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Maddie.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Danny.
  • Beard of Evil: In both his human and ghost forms.
  • 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.
  • Big Bad: Is the main villain of the show.
  • 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. Maddie seemed to have treated him pretty nicely until learning he had always had a thing for her and blames Jack for "stealing" her. When he asks her to dump Jack and marry him, she's treated him with disdain ever since.
  • 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.
  • Consummate Liar: Lies to everybody, but especially Jack.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much like Danny, Vlad is often very sarcastic.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Even says obvious evil things around others, but they perceive it as a joke.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Thought asking Maddie to dump Jack right to her face wouldn't end with her hating him. It seems despite wanting love, he fails to understand it.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Danny.
  • 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.
  • Hopeless Suitor: As stated in In Love with Love, Vlad loves the idea of being with Maddie more than Maddie herself — which is why Maddie could never be happy with him. Even in an alternate reality where she married Vlad, Maddie still loved Jack, due to Vlad's controlling nature, treating her more like a possession instead of a person. Even as a hologram, one specifically designed to love him and disparage her husband, did not love him and instead loved Jack (or "The Jack Program" in this case). It seems the one thing Vlad is unable to comprehend, something that is obvious to everyone else, is that for all his wealth, fame, and power, he doesn't have a chance with Maddie — at all.
  • Horned Hairdo: As Vlad Plasmius.
  • 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 (Jack and Danielle) 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.
  • Killed Off for Real: Maybe. The last we see of him is in space getting smacked by an asteroid.
  • 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays with everyone around him like they're pieces in a chess game.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: And an obsession with the Green Bay Packers.
  • Me's a Crowd: The main power that makes him Danny's superior. Although Danny does get it himself eventually.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His human form. However, he's more interested in being this to Maddie.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Danny's first fight in Vlad's debut episode is with a gang of vultures sent to kill Jack.
  • Not So Different: With Danny. Both tend to use their powers for selfish means, and, as Vlad pointed out in his first episode, they're both willing to cheaply exploit their enemies' weaknesses to win.
  • 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.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Though Jack doesn't see it.
  • Silver Fox: His human form.
  • The Sociopath: Maddie refers to him as one.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type C. He may act pleasant, but he's a cold, heartless villain underneath the smile.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Uses snack foods.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He has one in the Season 2 Finale that continues into Season 3.
  • 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.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Towards the oblivious Jack. Becomes mutual in "Phantom Planet".
  • Wicked Cultured: As shown in the way he talks and dresses.
  • 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 as Always Chaotic Evil.
  • Big Bad: Of the third TV Movie "Reality Trip".
  • Evil Albino: Admits he has anemia.
  • Fatal Flaw: His flair for the dramatic. He had Danny dead to rights, but deliberately gave him a chance to win simply because making him watch as his family died was "boring".
  • It's All About Me: Craves to be the center of attention when it comes to his shows. Danny uses this to his advantage.
  • Not So Different: Has a moment where he and Jazz admit to having "Ghost Envy", as in feeling everyone around cares more about ghosts than him.
  • Reality Warper: When using the Reality Gauntlet in "Reality Trip".
  • Unholy Matrimony: Implied to be this with his dragon Lydia, the only ghost who seems to serve him willingly.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Comes from the clown-like look he carries.


"Voiced" by: Tara Strong
Freakshow's right-hand woman and the only ghost in his team who serves him willingly. She never speaks. She is able to bring the tattoos on her body to life and send them to attack people.
  • The Dragon: To Freakshow.
  • Not Brainwashed: Unlike Freakshow's other minions, she doesn't flee when his scepter is broken and continues to serve him even without the scepter present.
  • Tattooed Crook: Taken to the logical extreme; her tattoos are weapons.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's furious when Danny traps Freakshow in the Fenton Thermos.
  • The Voiceless: She never talks.

Box Ghost

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen


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.

Lunch Lady

Voiced by: Patricia Heaton and Kath Soucie

Her goal is to serve food to everybody, but she goes into a homicidal rage if people refuse. She doesn't like vegetables.
  • Apron Matron: Can go from kind and motherly when offering food to vicious and blood thirsty when her food is rejected.
  • Chef of Iron: Can control food and form a body made of meat.
  • Evil Chef: Tries to kill people who don't like her cooking.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her power is similar to Box Ghost, except she can telekinetically control food, cups, plates, utensils, anything that has to do with a kitchen.
  • Lethal Chef: It's not that the food's bad so much as that it will kill you.
  • Mood-Swinger: She talks very sweetly one minute, then screams at the top of her lungs in a blind rage the next.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With the Box Ghost in at least one future. Team Phantom is heavily squicked out by this.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: She was a former chef of Casper High.

Box Lunch

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

From the Bad Future, she is the daughter of Box Ghost and Lunch Lady.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Danny assumes that she's as much of a pushover as her parents, but she uses tactics like closing the gap while Danny is occupied dodging her food and boxes so she can hit him.
  • Cute Bruiser / Enfant Terrible: She's just a child, but manages to put of a decent fight against Danny.
  • Girlish Pigtails: The hairstyle she wears.
  • Kid from the Future: Is the future child of Box Ghost and Lunch Lady, sent back by Clockwork to test Danny.
  • Lamarck Was Right: She has both of her parents' powers. She also has a perfect blend of their personalities.
  • Punny Name: It's a portmanteau of "Box Ghost" and "Lunch Lady".


Voiced by: Mathew St. Patrick and Kevin Michael Richardson

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.
  • Badass Biker: He certainly looks like one.
  • Beard of Evil: A glowing green goatee.
  • BFG: There are a lot of improbably huge guns built into that battlesuit.
  • The Dragon: To Vlad on occasion.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Hunts other ghosts.
  • Enemy Mine: On several occasions. He even says once, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend. ...For now."
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice actually gets deeper as the series goes on.
  • Flaming Hair: Has glowing green flames for hair.
  • 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.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Targets other ghosts, and takes a particular interest in Danny Phantom.
  • 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.
  • Powered Armor: His body turns out to be a Giant Mecha of sorts for a small, weak ghost.
  • 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.

Nicolai Technus

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

"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.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Prior to being upgraded his plans were skewed towards the bizarre.
  • Cool Shades: Square ones that seem to lack a nosepiece.
  • Einstein Hair: Before his upgrade he had white Flaming Hair that gave him this look.
  • 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard: After his upgrade, much to Danny's surprise, who assumed he wouldn't do it because he hates emotions.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Nikola Tesla, known best for his work in electrical currents (as well as being the source for many Mad Scientist tropes).
  • 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.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice appears to be modeled after Gilbert Gottfried.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his shades are off, even though it's only shown in his first appearance.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Spent a fair amount of episodes imprisoned in Level Zero of the Doomed video game.
  • Take Over the World: His stated goal.
  • Technopath: He commonly refers to himself in some form of "Technus! Ghost Master of Technology!" because of this.
  • Totally Radical: Tries to sound "hip and far out" around Team Phantom.


Voiced by: Peri Gilpin

"So you have wished it, so shall it be."

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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The outfit she wears shows her naval.
  • Beat It By Compulsion: A drawback to her powers.
  • 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.
  • Does Not Like Men: Touched on slightly in the debut episode.
    "No man may lay a hand on me unless I wish it!"
  • Expy: Of Jeannie.
  • Hartman Hips: Despite not having legs.
  • 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".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: One eye is always covered by her hair.
  • Reality Warper: Her powers are generally limited to whatever (imaginative) people wish for.
  • Wishplosion: She grants wishes and has no choice but to do so. In fact, in her debut episode, she was defeated when Danny wished that she got sucked into the Fenton Thermos.


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.

Penelope Spectra

Voiced by: Tara Strong

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.

Prince Aragon

Prince Aragon is the ruthless and cruel older brother of Princess Dorathea (AKA The Dragon Ghost), both of whom appeared to have lived in the Middle Ages (the 4th to the 16th centuries).

Ember McLain

Voiced by: Tara Strong

"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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her normal attire features this.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: She gets more powerful the more her fans chant her name.
  • Emotion Bomb: Can use her guitar to manipulate others' emotions.
  • Evil Diva: She's a ghostly rock star who wants to take over the world.
  • Expy: Does she remind you of another girl with blue hair in a ponytail, a short fuse, and a great singing voice?
  • Flaming Hair: It gets longer the stronger she gets. She can use it as a weapon. Backfired when she accidentally set Youngblood's pirate ship on fire.
  • Goth Spirals: On her right eye.
  • Instrument of Murder: Can smack people around with her electric guitar.
  • Love Guitar: One of the settings on her guitar makes people fall in love with each other.
  • Musical Assassin: Her guitar is her main weapon.
  • Pirate Girl: She wears pirate gear during the episode "Pirate Radio" where she and Youngblood team up to take over Amity Park.
  • Popularity Power: The more people say her name, the stronger she gets.
  • Say My Name: In her first appearance. She wasn't happy when it didn't work.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Skulker, until she dumped him.
  • 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.


Voiced by: Taylor Lautner

A little, immature boy who likes to play dress up. Despite his size and youth, he can be incredibly dangerous.

Johnny 13

Voiced by: William Baldwin

A scruffy punk on a motorcycle. His main goals are raising havoc and pleasing his girlfriend, Kitty. In the Bad Future, he is in a wheelchair.


Voiced by: Chynna Phillips

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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Part of her "biker girlfriend" attire.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Really hates it when Johnny is looking at other women besides her.
  • 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.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Johnny.
  • Woman Scorned: Johnny's got to learn to stop his wandering eye.

Ghost Writer

Voiced by: Will Arnett

A one-shot villain from the Christmas Episode, he tried to get revenge on Danny for accidentally destroying one of his poems.

Fright Knight

Voiced by: Michael Dorn

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.

Pariah Dark

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.

Dark Danny

Click here to see him. He's that much of a spoiler. 
Voiced by: Eric Roberts

"You don't get it, do you? I'm still here! I still exist! That means you still turn into me."

Danny's alternate future counterpart through a fusion between his ghost half and Vlad's after an accident that renders his family, friends, and teacher dead from a Nasty Burger explosion. He is a straight-to-the-point villain who all but creates mayhem and destruction in his path with absolutely no guilt for his cause. Danny eventually defeats him and with Clockwork's aid, changes the future. Dark Danny now exists outside of time, forever trapped in the Fenton Thermos. He is perhaps the most dangerous villain in the show because of his personal nature and utter depravity.


Jack Fenton

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

"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.
  • Amazon Chaser: For Maddie.
    Maddie: Hold down the fort, Jack! I'll go after our tot! Those trees will not stop me!
    (grabs an axe and jumps out the window)
    Jack Fenton: Oh, man, that is hot!
  • Ambiguous Innocence: His research and his "Ghost Hunting company".
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: Their ghost hunting obsession leaves his kids rather embarrassed around others.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: His reply to Vlad in the series finale proves this.
    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.
  • Bumbling Dad: Much to the embarrassment of his family.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: At the begining of "Reality Trip".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sure he's shown to be clumsy and Danny can't help but be embarrassed by him, but if his family is in danger, he'll strike without warning.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Defies all speed limits, red lights, and certain laws of physics.
  • 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.
  • For Science!: See the above trope.
  • Genius Ditz: He seems to have invented most of the (incredibly advanced, though often eccentric) Fenton gadgets himself, but is largely inept in every other way.
    • It's also mentioned that he got a solid B minus average in High School.
  • Hazmat Suit: Is always wearing one.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He is significantly larger than his wife.
  • 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.

Maddie Fenton

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

"What, you think I sit home and invent new cookies all day?"

Equally obsessed with ghost hunting and research as her husband Jack, Maddie nevertheless remains far more logical, competent, and calmer then her husband. She is the main romantic target for Vlad.

Danielle/Dani Phantom

Voiced by: AnnaSophia Robb and Krista Swan

"It's "Dani" with an "I"."

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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In ghost form. Her human form averts this, though.
  • 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.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Comes with being Danny's clone.
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Dani: I gotta get to Danny, fast! (Flies slowly) Or slow, slow's good. (Speed decreases even more) Or slower, even slower's better.
  • Disney Death: Though it came pretty close...
  • 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.
    • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Really was a bad idea to call her a "puppet", Vlad. Or telling her she exists just to serve you.
  • Heroic RROD: Since she's an imperfect clone, she can't overuse her power or they'll eventually dissolve her. The problem gets fixed in her second appearance.
  • Ill Girl: Suffering from melting in D-Stabilized.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Inherited from Danny.
  • Nice Hat: In her human form.
  • Mafia Princess: Deconstructed. She merely was led to believe her "father" loved her and would do anything for her.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: To Danny.
  • Protectorate: Becomes a personal one for Danny. He makes it clear to Vlad coming near her would not please him in anyway.
  • 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.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: He prefers to be an observer, but will help Danny when he needs to.
  • Big Good: Even taking his neutrality in consideration, hes as close to one as you can get here.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly to the Observants.
  • 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."
  • The Omniscient: He states he can see all possible futures.
  • Omniscient Morality License: His goal, above all, is to ensure a positive future, regardless of whether or not he might have to kill someone.
  • Sinister Scythe: Uses one in battle. Subverted in that he isn't evil.
  • Time Dissonance: He admits that time moves differently for him, but doesn't go any further because he knows Danny won't understand.
  • Time Master: Being the ghost of time makes him this.
  • Time Stands Still: Can stop time for everyone unless they wear his time medallions.
  • Time Travel Tense Trouble: "I sent him back to his own time, or should I say forward to his own time?"
  • The Watcher: Part of his job as the ghost of time.
  • 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.)