Anti-Villain: Most of the time they want to get the money, no matter the means. However Ed and Edd are nice guys and have a stronger moral code than some of the characters, especially Edd. Eddy also turns out to be one. See below.
Ed and Edd are Type IV, Eddy is revealed to be a Type II
Author Avatar: As Danny Antonucci stated in an interview, each of the Eds are based on his different personality aspects.
Extreme Doormat: All three of them get pushed around easily to some degree and they never put a fight when the kids or Kankers attack them. Ed lets himself get bullied by his sister, Double D hardly stands up for himself when he gets blamed for something or mistreated by his friends or neighbors, and Eddy (despite being notably more loud and outspoken than the other two) almost never fights back when he's assaulted by the other characters.
In the movie, Eddy is revealed to be this to his brother. He attempts to stay collected and calm while he's getting brutally beaten up, even when it's become clear to everyone that his brother's a vicious bully.
Depending on the nature of the episode, they sometimes switch roles: Rules-obsessed Edd can become the limiting Superego, while Cloudcuckoolander Ed can act as the Id. Ironically, when this happens, it puts no-self-control Eddy in the Ego position by default as he tries to reign in the extreme behavior of the other two and keep them focused on their goal (jawbreakers or money).
Lethally Stupid: They cause chaos in the Cul de Sac, but never on purpose. Especially Ed.
Made of Iron: These guys can really take a beating (and in fact, this trope applies to almost everyone else in this show). Edd, the weakest and most frail Ed, can survive having a house crush him at a toddler age.
No Guy Wants to Be Chased: The Kanker Sisters seem to inspire abject terror in the Eds due to their constant romantic pursuits.
Ironically, in "A Twist of Ed", they seemed to enjoy being the ones doing the chasing, at least until it backfired on them.
Only One Name: Like most characters (except Nazz and the Kankers) their last names are never revealed.
Ed actually calls Eddy "Eddy McGee" in two different episodes ("My Fair Ed" and "Mission Ed-Possible"). Though it's most likely not Eddy's real last name but just something made up by Ed to use rhyming words.
A lovable, astoundingly strong doofus who serves as the muscle of the Eds. Ed has a number of odd obsessions, including sci-fi and horror movies and comics, chickens, buttered toast, and gravy. An overdose of b-movies and comic books has apparently loosened his grip on reality, making him both spacey and easily-swayed.
He collects sponges and stashes them in the walls of his room.
He has a strange assortment of whole fried chickens. And the gravy. And the seagulls he kept under his bed.
He also has an ungodly amount of horrendously rotten things. Like a lunch that's been sitting around for a year or a chunk of cheese that sat in his pocket for several weeks and was so revolting that it literally killed a fly.
Cuddle Bug: Loves to do this, mostly to his friends, but also to Sarah, even if she clobbers him for it.
The Ditz: Though by the series finale he seemed to go back to at least his Season 1 intelligence.
Genius Ditz: He's got an encyclopedic knowledge of B horror and sci-fi movies, and he can play the flute like a pro. Plus a few of the things he says are sort of profound, if you think about them long enough.
Plus, he's the one who defeated Eddy's Brother via steel door.
Dreadful Musician: Ed doesn't play the violin very well. Which is to say that bark peels off of trees, and bikes crumple. On the other hand, he has shown that he's pretty damn good at playing the flute. How good? He can make animals follow him in a single-file line (a la the Pied Piper) by playing it.
Dumb Muscle: He's the undisputed strongest kid in the cul-de-sac, as he's the only one who has carried an entire house without breaking a sweat. In comparison, Rolf has to put forth a mighty effort to uproot a full-grown tree.
It runs in the family, apparently, as Sarah once slammed a car on Nazz.
Dungeon Bypass: In "They Call Him Mister Ed", Edd does a mouse-in-a-maze experiment, with the cheese replaced with Chunky Puffs, Ed just breaks through all the cardboard walls. "That isn't how you go through a maze!" (even though, technically, it is)
Extreme Omnivore: Ed will eat anything. Anything. To date, he's eaten a camera, his mattress, a TV, Eddy, dirt, a key, a log, a soup bowl, a cereal box, a large snail, two teeth, some gutter gunk, Jimmy, a cactus, crayons, a sandal, a lava lamp, and even a kitchen sink. He also chewed up and spat out the playground slide.
Feel No Pain: See Made Of Iron below; in fact, he may be too stupid to feel pain.
Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: In the episode with the magic boomerang that causes anyone that holds it to completely change their personality, Ed becomes incredibly smart whenever holding it and then reverts to his usual dumb self when he lets go.
Innocently Insensitive: Pretty often. The most notable example would be in the Valentine's Day episode where his response to May giving him a Valentine's Day card is to scream and accidentally trample her.
Large Ham: He has shades of this in Season 5 and the movie, though he still retains his Funny line generator.
Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated in The Movie, not only he can endure a lot of pain and possessing Super Strength, he can run so fast that he managed to outrun kids with three different modes of transportation with only his bare feet and while carrying a whole car.
Rampage From A Nail: Ed goes on a rampage that genuinely scares the entire cast because he has a rock in his shoe.
Reality Warper: Possibly due to his strict diet of B-Movies, Ed is even more loosely attached to reality than everything else.
When he needs to hear something that Edd just said, Double D suddenly has a rewind button under that hat.
When there is a balloon to be grabbed, Eddy's pocket chain turns him into a great helicopter.
When Double D needs explanation to the stork theory, Ed can fly in order to demonstrate the act. And when things need to go up, Ed can make an elevator that goes to the moon out of junk that should never be used in an elevator. Note that he somehow duplicated himself to carry an I-beam into the elevator, which shouldn't have been able to fit it.
Superpowered Evil Side: When Ed's imagination caused him to take the mantle of Edzilla, he terrorized the cul-de-sac, managing to destroy the local treehouse and the local playground, and sticking everybody save Eddy, Sarah and Double D to the wall of his basement with chewed-up Chunky Puffs.
Trademark Favorite Food: Buttered toast and gravy are his two main favorites, though like his two pals Edd and Eddy, he also enjoys jawbreakers.
Trash of the Titans: Ed's room is pretty much uninhabitable by human life, with such horrors such as a bathtub full of gravy, a lounge chair full of chicken, and a bed containing fungus, years-old food, live snakes and seagulls, and lord knows what else.
Edd:(upon discovering said seagulls) Ed! How can you live this way!?
Undying Loyalty: To his friends, of course. Even more so, to his "baby sister" Sarah.
Wouldn't Hit a Girl: One of the many reasons why Sarah will always beat Ed. Also, his mom forbids him from hitting girls.
Ed: I can't Eddy, my mom says I can't fight girls!
The smartest kid in the neighborhood, and the brains of the Eds. Neat and morally upright to the point of annoyance, Edd (AKA "Double D") is the oft-unheeded voice of reason in Eddy's schemes. Wears a stocking cap that he is never seen without (onscreen, at least).
Ambiguously Bi: While he does have a crush on Nazz like most of the male cast, he does have the hints of going both ways (his only complaint of Ed trying to kiss him under the mistletoe was someone might be watching for starters).
"It's all fun and games until someone XXXX". Said whenever a scheme goes wrong — which is to say, often.
Also when he does something, he says said activity three times from time to time.
Curse (enter irksome thing).
Characterization Marches On: He is much more relaxed and willing to go along with Eddy's schemes in early episodes, compared to how he is always second-guessing Eddy's schemes and spazzing out at the first sign of trouble in his later appearances.
Also, in early episodes he was more "normal" in the sense that, while he still smart and fussy, he was totally fine with things like monster movies or dumpster-diving to find glass bottles to recycle, while in later episodes he'd decry the former for being violent and the latter for being messy.
Chick Magnet: It's not really evident, but Double D inexplicably has had the most girls crushing on him in the length of the show (Marie, Sarah, May in the Valentine's Day Special) compared to everyone else. Also, it has been speculated that he is the only person that Nazz might like besides Kevin.
Innocent Prodigy: Edd is depicted as a genius whose maturity makes him the Only Sane Man. Yet the nature of some of the show's more risque jokes often completely escapes him.
Insufferable Genius: His goody-goody and self-righteous personality puts him in this category sometimes.
Insufferable genius he may be, but it's not like he's wrong, given that his friends are often engaging in behavior that is either crazy or downright unethical. Edd can probably be excused, given his particular situation, for thinking highly of his moral standards in comparison.
He comes off as a little smug in "Mission Ed-possible" after delivering Ed and Eddy's bad report cards to their parents.
Parental Neglect: Unlike Ed and Eddy's parents, Edd's parents seem to be...rather hands-off. They mostly communicate to Edd via sticky notes and often neglect to tell him important things, like telling him they were getting their bathroom remodelled, leaving Double D with no access to a shower. It's implied he does almost all of the housework for them, too.
Perpetual Frowner: While occasionally he was seen smiling, less than half of them last very long.
Serious Business: Has tendencies of this. He overreacts when his magnifying class is stolen. Also, when Ed and Eddy pull a prank on him by making fake sticky notes. He also overreacts about Ed's lucky chunk of cheese in "Thick as an Ed".
The self-styled leader of the Eds, whose height seems to be inversely proportional to his ego. Pursues his schemes with a determination that borders on stubbornness, and which would be admirable if he wasn't such a penny-pinching weasel most of the time.
Abusive Parents: Several scenes and dialogues imply that Eddy may have trouble dealing with his parents. One example would be in "Luck of the Eds", Eddy's mother makes him throwout his favorite possessions instead of her or the father doing it themselves or even helping their son do the work. While it could be contributed to Eddy's attitude towards adults, The Movieshowed that Eddy's Brother is a Domestic Abuser who admitted he beats up Eddy all his life, which means his parents did nothing to defend their son.
Acrofatic: He is notably overweight, but he is able to move around with no effort. In fact, whenever the Eds are seen running, he's usually seen in front of them.
He's terrified of the Kankers, yet in " 1+1 = Ed", they see the Kankers in the bath and he sniggers and asks Ed if he "saw anything".
All of the Other Reindeer: Although Eddy usually falls under this trope with his friends, there are a lot of signs throughout the show that he is the only one that the kids really hate and how Ed and Edd would be liked more if they didn't hang out with Eddy. In the movie, his Freudian Excuse about his brother is revealed, and then he is forgiven and accepted by the kids along with his friends.
Allergic To Routine: Eddy gets bored easily, which may be another reason why he likes scamming so much.
Always Someone Better: This is how he views Kevin sometimes, which motivates him to challenge Kevin, but Eddy usually loses.
Animals Hate Him: Eddy states that he hates birds. In "Will Work for Ed," he got attacked by a rooster. Also, in "Sorry Wrong Ed," he got trampled on by hippos. In "It Came From Outer Ed", crows were summoned by a curse made by Ed's "scam" which caused them to attack him and the other Eds.
Anti-Villain: Ends as Type II (Woobie Anti-Villain), after his Freudian excuse is revealed.
Attention Whore: If the scheme isn't about money or revenge it'll be about drawing attention to himself.
Berserk Button: Do not call Eddy short. Do not take money from him. And do not ruin his scams.
Don't make fun of his weight, either. He gets very defensive when Ed comments that Eddy "weighs a lot". (Although coming from someone with Super Strength, anybody would be insulted.)
Break the Haughty: In the movie, it shows that all of his failures have taken their toll on his self-esteem, and Edd abandoning him for a few moments was the last straw before he breaks down and admits that he is a suck-up loser, and then his meeting with his brother...
The Bully: Usually towards his friends and/or Jimmy.
Casanova Wannabe: He's always talking about where "chicks" hang out/what they like, but his attempts are often pretty unsuccessful.
He also opens a kissing booth in the Valentine's Day episode, making the excuse about the lack of girls as "they must be freshening up in the can!"
Characterization Marches On: The "greedy jerk" aspect of Eddy was much more toned down in the early episodes, where he was more jovial and lucid, and only slightly inconsiderate and manipulative to Ed and Edd rather than outright abusive. His manic temper and selfishness become more and more defining traits as seasons pass.
Narcissist: He acts like this throughout the series. Deconstructed in the movie, when his narcissism is revealed to be a facade, since he admits he doesn't think highly of himself.
Never My Fault: Eddy has problems with admitting he's done something wrong, such as refusing to acknowledge that he drove Rolf into a depression after (unintentionally) disrespecting his culture in "Dueling Eds". (Not to mention it took a lot of nagging from Edd and Ed to try and make up for it.)
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's one of the shortest members of the cast but he can lift a lot for a guy his size and age. Nowhere near Ed, Sarah or Rolf's level, but he can apparently carry quite a large amount if he wants to.
Porn Stash: Eddy is implied to have one, or have had one, in "The Luck of the Ed".
Smug Snake: Deconstructed hard, once you learn the truth.
Spoiled Brat: Although not as much as Sarah, he shows tendencies of this, especially on the Christmas special when he was acting like a brat because he didn't get the presents he wanted, saying, "Christmas is the time of year where your parents are supposed to buy you everything you want!" He even tried tricking the rest of the Cul-de-sac into giving him their presents.
He seems to have a lot of material possessions, judging by his bedroom.
Stepford Smiler: Type A. He seems confident and manly, but it's shown that it's was all a mask to hide the inferiority complex he got from his brother's abuse. A mask he made in naive belief that he would be popular if he acted like he did.
Tasty Gold: Eddy bites into a quarter he gets from Kevin. He gets splinters on his tongue.
Eddy: Your wooden money's no good here, Pecos Kev!
The Voiceless: He becomes this in "Button Yer Ed", when a fly gets lodged in his throat, only allowing him to make wheezing, squeaky noises.
When He Smiles: It's rare you'll see it, but when he actually does a genuine smile for whatever reason it's actually rather nice. Especially since it's rare seeing Eddy sincere about anything.
Would Hit a Girl: Zigzagged. He has no qualms about getting into a fight with Lee Kanker in the Valentine's Special after he believed that she "possessed" Edd into falling in love with May. Notably, though, this is the only time he actually fights the Kankers back.
Nazz punches him in the face in one episode - knocking out several of his teeth - and he makes no effort to fight back.
He probably got it from his brother.
Young Entrepreneur: Tries very hard to be this in order to get jawbreakers, however each failure brings him closer and closer to the Despair Event Horizon until Edd leaves him and breaks down epically. Then his brother shows up and everything goes to hell from there.
Only One Name: Except Nazz, whose last name is revealed in the movie.
Parental Issues: Each of them—except maybe Kevin and Nazz—if paid attention carefully, are implied to have problems with their parents. Sarah and Jimmy are implied to be spoiled by their parents, Rolf was expected to perform all the chores of his farm, and Johnny was allowed to keep a piece of wood as friend in public.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With each other. And with the Eds, depending on the episode (except Kevin and Sarah who just plain hate them).
Ed's bossy kid sister, who seems inspired by Angelica Pickles. She frequently cows her older brother into doing her bidding through either blackmail ("I'm telling Mom!"), emotional manipulation, or threats of violence. Seems to have a bit of a crush on Edd.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She shows genuine kindness and concern over her friend Jimmy. Also, while she generally can't stand Ed and his friends, she has a soft spot for Edd. She becomes a full-fledged one in the movie when she gives her brother a hug and starts being nice to him, Edd, and Eddy.
Jerkass Has a Point: A lot of the time her perpetual anger at Ed isn't justified, but there are occasions where she is within her rights to be angry (Eddy stealing her diary, Ed spending her money on jawbreakers in "Brother, Can You Spare An Ed" and her room getting trashed several times over the series, for a start). She is also totally right in telling Ed he can't keep a bunch of farm animals in the house in "Who's Minding The Ed?", even if she went about it in her typically obnoxious way.
Panty Shot: An unusual offscreen example happens in "One Of Those Eds" when she tries getting a quarter that's stuck to the sidewalk, Eddy yells, "Sarah, I can see your uuuundies!" Leading her to stomp off in embarrassment.
Pet the Dog: In "Honour Thy Ed", she screams for help when she thinks Ed and the others are being attacked.
Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink vest, although she is not all that feminine. In one episode when it was school picture day, she's forced into a ridiculously girly, poofy dress and complains it's giving her a rash.
Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Nazz's Girly Girl. But when it comes to the Kankers, she's a Girly Girl.
Tomboy With A Girly Streak: Sarah loves playing dress-up, having tea parties, keeps a diary and her prized possessions are her "dollies".
Tsundere: Type A. You will very rarely see the dere side, but it's there. She usually shows her dere side only to Jimmy, although she is shown to be good friends with Nazz. (Most of the time.)
Ungrateful Bitch: No matter how many times he tried to protect her, Sarah will never love her brother back. Until the movie
There ARE hints Sarah does care about Ed, she just hides it.
Sarah's best friend, an effeminate young man with a retainer, a habit of frequently getting injured, artistic leanings, and a substantial collection of stuffed animals. In later seasons he develops something of a barely suppressed mean streak, but if you were constantly abused, you'd turn into a jerk too.
Corrupt the Cutie: In "Ed in a halfshell", Eddy teaches Jimmy just about everything he knows—and while Jimmy does revert back to normal at the end, he retains the knowledge he gained of trickery and whatnot and uses it against the Eds on several occasions.
Sleep Mask: He is seen wearing one in "A Glass of Warm Edd".
The Stool Pigeon: In one episode when he snitches to Sarah about Edd accidently breaking Ed's violin.
He lampshades it in the movie by screaming "Oh I'm such a snitch!" when he's forced to confess about everything he knows about the Noodle Incident between the Eds and The Kids' and their whereabouts and goals.
A cute, somewhat dim girl-next-door type. She frequently reduces the boys in the neighborhood to sweaty, nervous wrecks of early-adolescent lust, apparently without realizing it. It can also be said that she's the second most realistic character. She doesn't mind the Eds too much, unless they really annoy her or injure her. Not to be confused with Todd Rundgren's former band.
Berserk Button: Nazz will get preachy and defensive if you've done something wrong.
Nazz: Where do you get off?! You guys are totally acting like jerks! Why don't you leave poor Jimmy alone? He's younger than you, you know, and Blah Blah Blah...
Beware the Nice Ones: Usually, she wouldn't be doing anything bad to anybody, including the Eds, but in the Halloween special, Ed, who has watched too many monster movies, mistakes her for Medusa and puts her in cement. Afterwards, she gets so pissed off and wants the hides of not just Ed, but his friends, too! Somewhat out of character, but that's not her only Out of Character moment. See that trope below.
Cool Big Sis: She tends to be the one to stick up for Jimmy if Sarah isn't there to do it, and she seems on fairly good terms with the latter, particularly in "For Your Ed Only" when, upon hearing Sarah's diary is missing, immediately marshalls Kevin and Rolf to help find it.
Wolf Whistle: Can be heard occasionally when she's on screen.
An athletic kid who is usually seen riding on or working on his bike, playing sports, or trying to impress Nazz. He thinks the Eds are a bunch of "dorks", and isn't afraid to make his opinion of them known once at least once an episode. Other than that, he seems to be the most realistic kid in the neighborhood when compared to everyone else.
All Men Are Perverts: As seen in "If It Smells Like An Ed" when Eddy uses a photo of a bikini-wearing Nazz to distract Kevin and he drools over it. Also in "See No Ed", when Nazz's pants fall off, he lustfully says "awesome."
Depending on the Writer: Oh boy, in some episodes Kevin is a defensive, but understandable character who you can relate to at times (who wouldn't get mad at some kids destroying your house?) Other times, notsomuch...
Dirty Coward: At least for one episode he did. In See No Ed, while everyone gets trapped by the Ed's scam, a paranoid-induced Kevin leaves to save himself.
He Who Fights Monsters: As shown in "See No Ed" he is rather paranoid of the Eds and their scams, even when they aren't bothering him. Possible Freudian Excuse for his less provoked treatment towards them.
Jerkass: Mostly to the Eds. Particularly when he picks on them without being provoked.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's generally nicer to the other characters. And at the end of The Movie he finally accepts the Eds as his friends and even offers them some of his jawbreakers.
Jerkass Has a Point: Kevin can be obnoxious but his hatred towards the Eds is quite understandable, considering the chaos caused by their scams in every episode.
Jerk Jock: He tends to play the archetypal cool kid. Girls like him, he's got a sweet bike, he's good at sports, and of course, he wears his hat backwards. As icing on the cake, his dad conveniently works at the "jawbreaker factory" - which gives Kevin an unlimited supply of the series' Holy Grail.
The Leader: Seems to be this for the rest of the kids. A Type III or Type IV.
Lightning Bruiser: Kevin is perhaps the fourth physically strongest character in the series, but his prime trait is riding his bicycle at ludicrous speed.
Manipulative Bastard: In "Ed Ed And Away", possibly the only time he got back at the Eds for a scam nonviolently.
Moving the Goalposts: In the episode where he learns Eddy's Embarrassing Middle Name, he uses the blackmail material to make Eddy perform all sorts of humiliating stunts, and at the end of the episode, he tells everyone the name anyway.
The Nicknamer: Of course he always calls the Eds "Dorks" or some variations of it ("Dork, Dork and Dorky"), sometimes calls Edd "Double Dork" or "Double Dweeb" and he also calls Jimmy "Fluffy". He also calls Jimmy and Sarah "squirt" on occasion.
Ungrateful Bastard: When the Eds saved him from the Kankers, instead of thanking them, he acts nasty to them.
Verbal Tic: DORKS! He seems literally unable to think of a better insult- he's out of the bet first in "All Eds Are Off".
Says "man" a lot too.
Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In the movie, when Nazz slaps him, he doesn't hit her back. Maybe because he doesn't want to hurt Nazz but still...
Subverted in "Little Ed Blue" when Sarah hits him with a soda bottle and he attempts to hit her back with food, but it misses.
An oddball foreigner who runs a farm in the backyard of his home, and frequently rambles about either his oddball family or the oddball customs of The Old Country, which was formerly named Cloudcuckooland, (and suggested to actually be Norway.) He's usually tolerant of the "Ed-boys", unless he becomes a direct target of one of Eddy's scams.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's pretty friendly most of the time, but he's the second strongest kid in the cul-de-sac, besides Ed. Notably, he beat Eddy to an inch of his life (with fish), took down the Cupid Imps that caused multiple crack pairings in the group by SQUIRTING LEMON JUICE INTO HIS EYES, beat Eddy to an inch of his life with a sore back, and pulled a huge tree out of the ground with his bare hands and tongue.
Celibate Hero: Strangely, he never shows any romantic interest in Dude Magnet Nazz, or any other character (male or female) on the show.
Plus he remained the only character unaffected by the cupids in the Valentine's day special.
He does get rather excited by the "Ms Ardous Fieldworker pageant" on TV, though, eagerly pointing out his favourite contestant (Gretchen) to Kevin.
Charles Atlas Superpower: Rolf is the strongest character in the series after Ed, and it's possible that his strength could be a result of all of his farm work. To the point where he can uproot a large tree right after digging up a giant hole.
My Significance Sense Is Tingling: He always seems to know when something odd is happening- in the Valentine's Day episode he's the only one who can sense the Cupids (played by Jimmy and Sarah), and in "Run For Your Ed", he's the first one who responds to the Kanker's rampage.
Nice Guy: He's one of the few kids who's usually on good terms with the Eds. He not only tolerates them, but views them as friends, unless he's scammed or if wolves are brought up.
The Nicknamer: Has a complicated nickname for every character and character group, such as "snake-in-the-grass Ed boys", "Jonny the Wood Boy" or "Go-Go Nazz girl."
Noodle Incident: Apparently, Eddy's Brother did something to make him barricade his house, create a moat around it, and demand they tell Eddy's Brother that his chickens no longer exist when he thought he was returning.
Eddy's Brother most likely snatched and ate some of the chickens.
Or otherwise killed.
Not so Above It All: Sometimes he joins the other kids when it comes to being unnecessarily cruel to the Eds ("Stiff Upper Ed" comes to mind).
Rolf's hair is probably natural, because in the Ed, Edd n Eddy universe, black hair has been really shown to be black hair, but is blue for better visibility.
Jonny 2x 4
An eccentric, nature-loving youngster who hangs out with Plank, a piece of wood with a face drawn on it that seems to have a mind of its own. He's the most tolerant of the Eds, but even he can be pushed too far by them.
Voiced by: David-Paul Grove
All of the Other Reindeer: Zig-zagged. Jonny is a bit of a loner and, for obvious reasons, he's considered the weird one of the bunch, but he's still more liked than the Eds and is involved in many of the kids' activities. Played straight in the episode "Shoo Ed" (the entire episode is about him being a pest) and in "Tween a Rock and an Ed Place" where no one (except the Eds) went to his party.
However at the end of the movie the Eds finally get accepted and Jonny becomes full-on outcast.
Face Heel Turn: At the end of The Movie, after get beaten up by the other kids for attacking the Eds, Jonny and Plank declare war on the cul-de-sac by becoming the sinister Gourd and Timber the Dark Shard. The movie was over though.
Token Minority: Jonny is the only dark-skinned character on the show (but not too dark-skinned). Rolf probably would not qualify for this, however, since the references to his "Old Country" makes him most likely to be from Eastern Europe, and is just tan from the farm work he does.
Took a Level in Jerkass: In "X Marks the Ed", where he makes fun of Eddy's zit and charges the other kids admission to point and laugh. He gets away with it. He sometimes joins the kids when they make fun of the Eds.
Toxic Friend Influence: It is implied a lot of his more abrasive moments are provoked by Plank. Nearly everything insulting or cold he has to say is headed with "Plank says..."
Cheek Copy: Of course, this is Plank we're talking about, so it's a picture of a plank.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: At first he was with Johnny, then he went to Jimmy, and then back to Johnny. In "Urban Ed", before returning to Johnny, he left him for the Eds and their city. In "Gimme Gimme Never Ed", he asked the Eds to make some rides for him to go on, but he ended up betraying them at the same time getting back the money Johnny spent for the rides. Finally in "All Eds are Off", he decides to hang with Eddy when Johnny didn't spend time with him anymore, only to return to Johnny once more, though it could be just a trick used by Eddy to make Johnny to lose the bet.
Jerkass: In "Gimme Gimme Never Ed" and "Pick An Ed".
Manipulative Bastard: It's speculated that Plank is this, manipulating Jonny and who knows else to get what he wants. Case in point, he once got a premium meal of fried lobster with butter on an imaginary plane made by Jimmy and Sarah while Johnny got 3 peanuts. "What do you mean, you special ordered?"
Noodle Incident: Plank has a photo of him doing something unspeakable that's used against him in the elections for king in "For the Ed, By the Ed". Of course, we don't see it.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted. The kids easily recognize that Jonny's Captain Melonhead, and that Plank is Splinter the Wonderwood, but they still play along with it anyway.
Real After All: The show often makes subtle implications Plank may indeed be sentient. For example, Johnny, simply by talking to Plank, is able to learn about events that occurred that Johnny was not around for, but Plank was.
Or he's "real" in the sense of being Jonny's Split Personality.
Squishy Wizard: He can manipulate others to do his bidding, able to defeat even the strongest characters with careful timing, can do a Batman Gambit in which even Johnny is not aware of, etc. However, he's still just a piece of wood, so he can be break apart by the other characters' Super Strength (which never happened).
The Unintelligible: Apparently, Plank actually does speak to Johnny. In "Rent-a-Ed", he actually tells Johnny how Eddy gutted his sink, even though Johnny wasn't even there at the time.
Jimmy seems to hear Plank sometimes. When Plank got the lobster, it would make sense to assume Jimmy heard him. There is also an episode when Jimmy took Plank in when Johny and Plank supposedly had a fight. Jimmy seemed to hear him then. Plus I think there was one episode where Ed claimed to hear him and another where Eddy convinced Johny that Plank said something that he didn't.
May, Marie, and Lee, a trio of crazy sisters who live in the local trailer park and the main antagonists of the show. Each of them has a crush on one of the Eds, and the Kankers enjoy tormenting them and the other neighborhood kids.
Adorkable - For lack of a better word, very, very, very, very rarely, they can come across as somewhat cute instead of bullying or willing to cause suffering. They were so over the top happy about Eddy's show on how the Cul-De-Sac owed him money due to his family (apparently) discovering Peach Creek, until Lee deduced what was going on.
Also, in "Who, What, Where, Ed", their happiness that the Eds were at their door seemed more genuine as apposed to borderline sadistic (even if they intended to get past the Eds' comfort zones.)
Annoying Laugh: All three of them - Lee's sounds like a manly guffaw, Marie cackles and May has a weird, snorty laugh.
Anti-Villain: Type I in The Movie - after learning the Eds are in trouble, they drop everything and capture their pursuers. Also, they are visibly outraged (Lee) and terrified (Marie) after Eddy's brother shows his true colors and beats up Eddy and Edd. In series they could be seen as Type II, especially May in Valentine's Day special.
A deleted scene from "Take This Ed and Shove It" would have revealed that, at some point, the Eds got married to their respective Kankers, thus providing them with their ultimate victory. Witness.
Berserk Button: The Kankers have three of them: don't get the Eds paired with someone else, don't touch their ship in a bottle, and do not beat up Eddy and Edd for kicks.
Black Comedy Rape: How many ways have they molested the Eds? They've set up traps to have all three of them married to their respective counterparts, moved into Eddy's house just so they can be with him and his friends, stripped them naked and fitted them with bathrobes while unconscious, put their feet in shackles so they can play footsie, dressed them in drag while chanting "We're gonna make you pretty", and left them Covered in Kisses too many times to count. A Cartoon Network promo even referred to them as "the girls who wanted to marry you and your friends" (with clips of their Double Standard: Rape—Female on Male antics to illustrate this).
Big Bad: The closest thing this show had to one, at least before the movie.
Even Jerks Have Standards: When they observe Edd and Eddy getting beat up by Eddy's brother, they react with outrage. Of course, it may just be a matter of who is getting beat up.
Lee: WHAT'S HE DOING TO MY MAN?!?
Flat Characters: They molest the Eds, torment everyone else, and that's pretty much it, "Nagged to Ed" notwithstanding.
Freudian Excuse: It can be inferred, from their introduction episode "Nagged to Ed", that the Kankers' boy obsession is related in some way to their mother either sleeping with, being married to (and divorced from), or dating three different guys (why else would The Kanker Sisters have three bathrobes with three different names on them) and, without a strong father figure (or any moral compass), the girls see their mom's behavior as acceptable.
It gets worse; the girls have almost no physical attributes in common. And by taking a closer look at the girls behavior, you'll notice a sliding scale in matureness in following order: May, Marie, and Lee. Combined with the points above we can assume, that the girls are only half sisters one for each man.
Missed Him By That Much: Throughout "Run For Your Ed". The Kanker Sisters are tearing up the cul-de-sac in search of their ship-in-a-bottle, while the Eds are stuck with it thanks to a sleepwalking Ed.
Pet the Dog: In the movie, they capture the kids to save the Eds from their wrath. Also, after Eddy's Brother beats up Eddy, they decide to let the Eds go and they give Eddy's Brother his just desserts.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: As a whole, the red to the Eds' blue. They prefer solving their problems via brute force, to the chagrin of everybody else.
Self Fanservice: Where there's a will, there's a way. Some fan artists make them look absolutely stunning!
Took a Level in Kindness: Sort of. Until Eddy told them to beat it in "Fistful of Ed", they treated the Eds as their personal toys. In "May I Have This Ed?" they use less violent (for their respective Ed, at least) methods to gain their affection. Come the movie, and they are jerks with hearts of gold, with slightly more emphasis on the "jerk" part.
To put this in perspective, they caused cracks to appear in the streets, water to shoot from fire hydrants, and decimated entire houses in seconds. Their anger was literally like a natural disaster. Rolf's farm animals went berserk due to the animals' uncanny ability to detect natural disasters by instinct. Not to mention that Rolf, one of the toughest characters in the entire cast, spent the entirety their rampage in a storm shelter.
Extra Eyes: If you pause at the right time in the movie, Lee has them... That's just an ol' animator's trick to give off the illusion of speed without adding extra frames. At least two other episodes show Lee with just two eyes.
Generic Cuteness: May, with her buckteeth, tiny eyes and protruding ears, and Lee with the manly face shape and her feet, can hardly be considered good-looking, but Marie, if it weren't for her yellow teeth, could easily be seen as at least pretty.
Took a Level in Dumbass: While she was never of Edd-level intelligence, May became a lot less intelligent as the show went on, to basically becoming the female Ed (how fitting). Subverted in the Valentine's special, however.
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A serious Ace, the coolest guy in the world. He taught Eddy everything he knows and is likely the least quirky character on the show. Except he's not. He is a cruel, Comedic Sociopath who subverts Amusing Injuries on the Eds.
Voiced by: Terry Klassen
The Ace: Heavily implied to be this. Turns out it was a lie conjured up by Eddy.
Big Bad: Although he only appears at the climax of the movie, he becomes the closest thing the series has to one when it's revealed that he has been physically and emotionally abusing Eddy all this time.
Feet of Clay: He ends up being beaten by Ed unhinging his door as Eddy pulls on it. The resulting force results in him being knocked out. According to Word Of God, it's because he's been inflicting pain his whole life but has never been on the receiving end, so something like a door to the face would hurt him a lot more than it would anyone accustomed to pain. Granted it's only in a cartoon such as this that being hit with a charging steel door could be seen as petty injuries.
Foreshadowing: There are lots of hints in the series that indicate that Eddy's Brother is a bastard, the most blatant would be in the episode where Eddy started a rumor that his brother was coming, where instead of joy on Eddy's face when it appears that he showed up, it was absolute fear.
Rolf's reaction is this as well. All of the other children seem to only have rumors and Eddy's stories to base their opinions on him, but Rolf, being the eldest of the Cul de Sac kids, is TERRIFIED. See The Dreaded.
For the Evulz: After agreeing to let Eddy and his friends in, he indulges himself in beating up Eddy for some laughs while freely admitting to doing it for as long as Eddy can remember.
It's implied that some of the pranks that emotionally abuse the kids by his brother Eddy, especially Edd in The Movie were his ideas in the first place.
"Get Out of Jail Free" Card: He ends up getting the Eds out of the trouble they'd gotten into in about the only way that avoids a Karma Houdini or Ass Pull: by revealing the living Hell he put Eddy through that made him the way he is. Because of him, Eddy admits to his mistakes at last and the Eds finally get their happy ending. Even more impressive is the scene was only a few minutes long.
Ironic Echo: He forces his little brother to play Uncle, but keeps going after he does. When Ed defeats him, Eddy's Brother says Uncle himself; the kids leave him alone, but the Kankers don't.
Jerkass: He beats down on his own brother and Double D in a manner that makes the cul-de-sac kids and even the freaking Kankersfeel disgusted.
Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: He proudly admits that he has always beaten up Eddy his entire life. He also lives in an amusement park, which implies he loves bullying children who are smaller and weaker than him.
Knight of Cerebus: Sort of. His abuse on Eddy is still displayed in a cartoony manner but it the trauma is played in a poignant light and is probably the single most serious scene in the entire series.
Psychopathic Manchild: He admits he's been abusing Eddy all of his life both emotionally and physically while getting off on it. He also indulges in very twisted pranks passed on to his brother, but to a notably lighter degree.
Real Men Wear Pink: Shockingly enough, but it's subtly implied. In his room he has curtains with pink hearts on them, for some inexplicable reason. Also, he can apparently play the harp if the one in his room is anything to go on.
Troll: The trolling this guy manages to get done despite being unseen for the entire series is insane. He left a (fake) treasure map in his old bedroom on the offchance Eddy might find it (which just leads to the Kanker trailer), sends a crate with baby toys to Eddy in "An Ed Is Born", sends Eddy another fake map to Spookyville in the Halloween special...yet despite this, Eddy keeps falling for it.
It is mentioned in the movie that he used to work in a Gag Factory before he started working at the amusement park, so that might be where it came from.
Weaksauce Weakness: In "Pass it on Ed", Eddy implies that his brother is lactose intolerant.
Would Hit a Girl: Implied. He mistakes Edd for a girl and not long after, hammers him into the ground. He even calls him "girlfriend". It's possible that he was just insulting Edd.
Would Hurt a Child: BIG FUCKING TIME.He also emotionally abuses them to the point that they believe that you're a nice guy out of a defense mechanism and beat him as soon as you meet 'em again qualifies. Just ask Eddy.