Characters: Ed, Edd n Eddy
Warning: MASSIVE SPOILERS from the finale ahead. Read with caution.
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All Three Eds
- All of the Other Reindeer: Until the end of The Movie.
- All Work vs. All Play: Edd is All Work to Ed and Eddy's All Play.
- Anti-Villain: Most of the time they want to make 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.
- Author Avatar: As Danny Antonucci stated in an interview, each of the Eds are based on his different personality aspects.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Ed, Edd, and Eddy, respectively.
- Butt Monkey: Almost everyone on the show hates them, they are constantly humiliated from their attempts to earn respect from their peers and doomed to fail at every money-making venture they've ever made. The one who brings it upon themself the most, however, is Eddy.
- Character Title: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The show is called "Ed, Edd, N Eddy."
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After "130 episodes, four specials and a movie!" of physical, mental and social humiliation, the series ends with the Eds well liked by the cul-de-sac (and finally getting jawbreakers).
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Eddy's middle name is Skipper, Ed has the middle name Horace and Edd's middle name is Marion.
- 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 louder and more 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.
- Failure Heroes: Not only Eddy and his crew fail at their attempts to scam kids, they also completely fail at legitimate ventures or even completely innocent goals like gaining a little respect from their friends. The constant teasing and harassing of their Jerkass neighbors only rubs salt into the wound.
- Failure Is the Only Option: All of the Eds' scams and efforts backfire in some form or another. Even if they get away with it, their rewards are usually either lost or destroyed.
- Faux Horrific: Ed and Eddy's reaction to seeing broccoli.
- Judging by Edd's response, this may be the case to their reaction to seeing what's under his hat the second time.
- Fighting the Lancer: Usually Eddy to Edd.
- Flanderization: All of their traits were exaggerated over time. Ed starts as being kinda-slow to being mentally handicapped, Edd starts off as a bit of a neat freak to going insane if he doesn't take a shower, and Eddy goes from being a tad jerky to being a full-blown Jerkass. However, this is inverted in the movie, as they go back to their original selves.
- Freudian Trio
- Ed - Ego: Big, dumb, brutish, and easily swayed
- Edd - Superego: Neat Freak, The Smart Guy
- Eddy - Id: Schemer, the leader, ruled by his desires
- 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).
- Guilt By Association Gag: They always fall victim to this, especially Edd. Edd is always beaten up along with the others when Eddy's schemes go south even though he's usually the voice of reason, trying to convince the other two that they should be doing something productive instead.
- Thankfully averted in some episodes like "One Size Fits Ed", "Brother, Can You Spare An Ed, "A Case Of Ed", "Too Smart for His Own Ed" and "Truth or Ed".
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: They are rarely seen apart.
- Innocently Insensitive: Their treatment of the Kankers in the episode "Nagged To Ed".
- Karma Houdini: Ed's Mart from "A Glass of Warm Ed" is probably the Eds' most successful scam and one of the few they actually get away with. They also got off scot-free in "See No Ed", "Sir Ed-a-Lot", "Flea-Bitten Ed", "Rent-A-Ed", and "The Day the Ed Stood Still". But other than these, they Can't Get Away with Nuthin' .
- Laser-Guided Karma: They get struck down by this nearly all the time.
- Lethally Stupid: They cause chaos in the Cul de Sac, but never on purpose. Especially Ed.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Edd and Ed are this to Eddy. When Edd decides to leave Eddy for real in the movie, he shatters apart like glass, and is genuinely crying for the first time in the series. Because of his brother's abuse coupled with the neighbor kids' neglect, they must really mean a lot to Eddy.
- Really, the three are this to each other. Edd is broken after thinking his friends are dead, and Ed's worst fear is the Eds falling apart.
- Loners Turned Friends: In The Movie.
- 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.
- Nice, Mean and In-between: Edd (nice), Eddy (mean), and Ed (in-between). On occasion can switch to Ed (nice) and Edd (in-between), since Edd has been known to lose it a couple of times, and Ed doesn't have a malicious bone in his body. That is, unless there is a malicious rock in his shoe.
- 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.
- Odd Friendship: Soo...why exactly are they friends? Eddy is a narcissistic Jerkass who thinks he's superior to everyone else (which turns out to be Inferiority Superiority Complex in The Movie), Edd is an Adorkable Nice Guy, Shrinking Violet and a Neat Freak while Ed is a Lethally Stupid Kindhearted Simpleton. You have to wonder why they get along so well...
- 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.
- Parental Neglect: They are all implied to have neglectful parents.
- Ed's mother treats him as The Unfavourite compared to his spoiled sister, who abuses him, and his father is largely apathetic to all this.
- In regards to Eddy, the movie reveals that his older brother has been physically abusing him, a twelve year old boy, for years, most likely during the entire time he lived with his parents. And while his parents may or may not know about this they certainly don't do a thing about it, instead constantly berating and punishing Eddy for his bad grades and behavior at school.
- And in regards to Edd, his parents communicate with him exclusively through Post-it notes and are hardly shown to be at home for Edd at all, meaning he's responsible for keeping a house clean
- Phrase Catcher: "Dorks!"
- Plot-Induced Stupidity: Most of the times the Eds' schemes end in terrible luck. Other times, it doesn't look like they're trying.
- Power Trio
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: As a trio, they are blue to Kankers' red. They rarely resort to violence and usually try to get money via cunning instead of brute force.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Edd's Sensitive Guy to Ed and Eddy's Manly Men.
- Serenade Your Lover: They try to do this for Nazz - too bad they got the wrong house.
- Terrible Trio: In the eyes of the cul-de-sac kids, they definitely are.
- Theme Naming: All of them have the same name.
- This Loser Is You: All three of them, but especially Eddy.
- Throw the Dog a Bone/Team Rocket Wins: On very rare occasions the Eds close an episode on a triumphant note. "A Glass Of Warm Ed" and "Dim Lit Ed" end with them making unnegated profit from a scam, while The Movie finally ends with them popular with the other kids.
- Toxic Friend Influence: A normal parent would encourage their children not to hang around a kid like Eddy, yet Ed and Edd still do. Edd is not affected by it though, since being the Only Sane Man makes him refuse to cope with Eddy if he goes too far. Ed however, usually goes along with what Eddy says because he's too stupid to know right from wrong.
- Speaking of this, it could be the reason Edd didn't go batshit at Ed for what Eddy and he did in The Movie. Edd only directed his calling out on Eddy because he knew Ed was too stupid to know better. It goes like this: Edd begins yelling at Eddy, Ed shouts "I helped too!" in his defense, in which Edd responds by glaring at him. He then proceeds to go back yelling at Eddy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Jawbreakers. Ed, meanwhile, also loves buttered toast and gravy.
- True Companions: With Eddy as the "dad" of the group, Edd as the "mom" and Ed as the "child". The Movie serves as a test of their friendship, which ends up becoming far stronger than before. Especially in the climax.
- Tuckerization: Antonucci's middle name is Edward.
- Villain Protagonists: To an extent, they are three con artists trying to scam their peers in most episodes (mostly Eddy). Though how much they are "villainous" depends on the episode. Sometimes they try to scam the other kids out of their money, but as often as not, they create good services to the other children, and attempt to sell them for a fair price. It doesn't help that Eddy always calls them "scams" anyway.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Mostly Eddy and Edd, especially in later seasons.
- With Friends Like These...: Edd with Ed and Eddy. Especially evident in The Movie, but subverted near the end.
- Eddy in general towards both his friends. A good example is the episode "Pick an Ed" where Eddy (suspicious that the other kids are badmouthing him) goes undercover as a new kid named Carl, and then decides to ditch his friends and hang out with Kevin and the other kids.
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.
- Abusive Parents: Ed's parents are implied to treat him with emotional abuse, while Sarah is treated like a princess.
- Achievements in Ignorance: This is the explanation for how Ed warps reality.
- Adorkable: He's a lovable oaf with a silly, playful and innocent personality, and has a number of odd obsessions including sci-fi movies and comic books.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Ed could range anywhere from just being a bizarre combination of eccentric and slow for his age to a full on case of mental retardation.
- Annoying Older Sibling: This is how Sarah sees him, despite Ed not trying to be annoying at all.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It even gets written in his report card, which Ed reads...then gets distracted by his own finger.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: How he defeats Eddy's Brother.
- Badass: He's the strongest kid on the show and has no hesitation in standing up for his friends. Plus, making him angry is a bad idea.
- A good example of Ed being badass is in Is There An Ed In The House?, where he menaclingly throws Jimmy out of the window just to show who's Sarah's real big brother, or in Little Ed Blue, where he nearly beats up everyone in the episode, and manages to destroy everything around him eith his bare hands.
- Badass Adorable: He's as strong as he is lovable.
- Badass Armfold. In "Little Ed Blue".
- Badass Pacifist: Ed can't bare to see people fighting each other, but once you've made him angry, he will make you regret that you've ever tried to annoy him in the first place.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Go ahead, piss him off (which is no mean feat outside his known Berserk Buttons). You. Will. Regret. It.
- Bag of Holding: Ed's stomach apparently works like a storage facility or refrigerator sometimes.
- Balloon Belly:
- In "A Glass of Warm Ed" and "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?"
The latter example has Eddy commenting that jawbreakers shouldn't be swallowed whole and Ed acting like he's pregnant.
Eddy: You're supposed to let it melt in your mouth, Ed, not swallow it.
Ed: (clutching at his belly) Aww, it is kicking, the little whatchamacallit.
- Also in "Flea Bitten Ed", when Ed swells up due to an allergy to Rolf's rabbits.
- Beware the Nice/Silly Ones: Ed is surprisingly intimidating the rare time he gets mad.
- Big Brother Instinct: Despite her constant abuse of him, Ed loves Sarah and is pretty protective of her.
- He also extends this protection to Jimmy sometimes.
- Big Eater: If he gets the munchies while he's sleepwalking, the cul-de-sac goes hungry; that's not the half of it. His friends imply that's mild for him.
- The Big Guy: He's the workhorse of the group.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: He can't make funny faces without that!
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's always cheerful & usually a fun guy to be around...& he can destroy his opponents easily.
- B-Movie: Ed is on a strict diet of these, comic books, buttered toast and gravy.
- Bumbling Sidekick: He's likely to get Eddy into an unpleasant situation, usually by accident.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While Ed is typically very stupid, he is incredibly resourceful/crafty in many situations in the series.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : Implied, while his sister can get away with anything.
- Catchphrase: "Buttered Toast!"/"Gravy!"/Some version of "I love chickens!"
- Chaotic Stupid: He's random and idiotic to the point of being dangerous.
- Characterization Marches On: Ed was initially more absentminded and smart, compared to how infantile and idiotic he is later. His early appearances also lacked his Reality Warping and Super Strength abilities, and his non sequitur speech was much more infrequent.
- Charlie Brown Baldness: He appears to have a ring of short, black hairs around the edge of his scalp, which becomes an orange pompadour when styled in one episode.
Yeah, Double-D, an elephant never forgets, but I forgot what the elephant remembered.
- Collector of the Strange:
- 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 killed a fly.
- Comically Missing the Point: Ed owns this trope. For example:
Eddy: Ed, how can you be so stupid?
Ed: I watch cartoons, Eddy!
- The Klutz: Tied into his The Ditz status.
- Large Ham: He has shades of this in Season 5 and the movie, though he still retains his Funny line generator.
- Lethally Stupid: Of the three Eds, he's the one who causes the most damage, especially if he's trying to help.
- Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated in The Movie, not only he can endure a lot of pain and lift houses, 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.
- Literal-Minded: The source of a lot of misunderstandings.
- Losing Your Head: Eddy pulls off Ed's head in "I Am Curious-Ed". Ed then finds it and puts it back on his body...backwards.
- Medium Awareness: On occasion.
- The Millstone: See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.
- Mr. Imagination: Edd even lampshades Ed's "overactive imagination" in the episode where Edd and Eddy put him in a monster costume and Ed really believes to be a monster.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: He has virtually no muscles but he's still incredibly strong.
- Nice Guy: See Gentle Giant and Kindhearted Simpleton.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Most of the Eds attempts usually fail because of his stupidity.
- Subverted in the movie where he not only saved the Eds via Flintstone style transportation but also defeated Eddy's Brother.
- Nightmare Fetishist: With his oft-mentioned fondness for groady comics and sci-fi horror movies.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: His grip on reality has been severely weakened by a near-constant diet of horror comics and B-movies. His idea for a scam in "It Came From Outer Ed" involves dressing his friends as skeletons and astronauts, making them pass each other pancakes, shouting "Evil Tim has beckoned you all, for you all will pay with your brains!", and then ripping up a stuffed bunny with his teeth. Yet he still considers this a piece of light hearted fun, even when the curse kicks in and he and his friends are mobbed by angry crows.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: The noble to Eddy's roguish.
- Non Sequitur: His icon.
Eddy: Ed, you understand anything Double D said?
Ed: Pass the mustard.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Being a cheerful, friendly Cloudcuckoolander, Ed acts like this with everyone.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Never confirmed, but it's a common Alternative Character Interpretation among some fans.
- Ocular Gushers: When he cries, it usually takes this form.
- Offhand Backhand: Gives one to Eddy in "I Am Curious Ed" after he falls off a rotating stand.
- Off with His Head!: Happened in I Am Curious Ed, through it did him and has it reattached...'head still on', thanks to Animation Science.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In "Is There an Ed in The House?" you can clearly hear Matt Hill's Canadian pronounciation of "gagged on his bones" when Ed reads a monster magazine to Sarah.
- Papa Wolf: Do not mess with Sarah. He even physically chases off Double D when he thinks he's threatening her in "A Fistful Of Ed". He's pretty protective of his friends, too.
- Perpetual Smiler: Most of the time.
- Phrase Catcher: "ED!! I'm telling mom!"
- The Pig Pen: Ed is perpetually filthy and terrified of soap.
Ed: Bad soap, evil soap, slippery sudsy scary soap!
- Plucky Comic Relief: There's not a single episode where he does not provide any of it's humor.
- The Pollyanna: He's happy-go-lucky and always has a cheerful attitude even though he has possibly the worst home life of all the Eds (or so it seems, until the movie). Also, unlike Edd and Eddy, he doesn't seem to mind all the humiliations and punishments in most episodes and sometimes he even enjoys them.
- 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. He somehow duplicated himself to carry an I-beam into the elevator, which shouldn't have been able to fit it.
- The upper exit of said elevator is a microwave.
- His Constantly Curious line of questioning warped time and space itself.
- Redhead In Green: He wears a green jacket and is revealed to be a redhead.
- Running Gag: His lack of a chin.
- And his terrible hygiene.
- Sarcasm-Blind: This is why it is incredibly easy for Ed to fall victim to Eddy's snarking.
- Shipper on Deck: Implied to be this for Edd/Eddy, although in some episodes he also seems to have a crush on Eddy. He even kisses him on the forehead in "Out With The Old, In With The Ed".
- Ship Tease: With Double D, Eddy, May and Nazz.
- Simpleton Voice: He has one.
- 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.
- Super Strength: Ed can lift a house as if it was a flower!
- Oh, & one instance of him doing that, he was a toddler.
- Temporarily a Villain: Played for Laughs in "Little Ed Blue" and "The Day the Ed Stood Still".
- Tender Tears: Surprisingly often, despite his cheerful personality.
- Third-Person Person: Occasionally (but not quite constantly like Rolf). Often with sentences like "Good for Ed!", "Bad for Ed!" etc.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Ed was only marginally dim in the first few episodes. As time passes he becomes more and more spacey and barely able to form coherent sentences.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Often when the Eds are being punished Ed will actually enjoy the punishment.
- Rolf tries to get information out of Ed and he's exhausted by the end.
Talk, Ed Boy! Ed: Hi Rolf! Rolf:
Talk, I say! Ed:
Hi Rolf! Rolf:
(exasperated) Talk, you son of a gun! Ed:
Hi Rolf! (the sun rises) Rolf:
(exhausted) Please...talk! Ed:
- Too Much Information: Gives some from time to time.
Ed: I know my sensitive side! It has a rash.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Buttered toast and gravy are his two main favorites, though like his two pals Edd and Eddy, he also enjoys jawbreakers. He bets off eating gravy in All Eds Are Off and and spends the rest of the episode going through withdrawl.
- Trash of the Titans: Ed's room is 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. Even more so, to his "baby sister" Sarah.
- The Unfavourite: Implied.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He is fearful of bathroom products and has a number of peculiar allergies.
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: Apparently one of Ed's monster models can shoot fire from its mouth.
Eddy: ...Nice toy.
- 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!
- Youthful Freckles: Has purple ones on his face.
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
- Stepford Smiler: Implied. While he may be a Nice Guy, there are signs that show that he is depressed because his parents are never around. His OCD moments don't help.
- Straight Man: The most fitting of the role.
- Super OCD: He has some tendencies.
- This even becomes rather problematic in the Movie- Edd's obsession with labelling everything means that he keeps leaving clues for the other kids to track the Eds down.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He says this exact quote in two different episodes, "Dim Lit Ed" and "O-Ed Eleven".
- Team Mom: He has gone so far as to wipe crumbs from Ed's face and scold Eddy for poor behavior.
- Tearful Smile: In "A Fistful of Ed", when he looks after the sprout of a flower while crying, he turns around when he hears a sound. Hoping it's Ed who's come to make up with him, he smiles tearfully.
- Terrified of Germs: He put on plastic gloves AND a surgeon's mask when taking care of a sick Sarah. And when he caught her cold anyway, he claimed that bacteria strike the instant one's guard is down. Germs were also his first complaint when forced into a bathroom vent.
- This Is Gonna Suck: "Oh my."
- Token Good Teammate: The most moral of the Eds (Ed is also good, but very stupid). In fact, he's the only Ed the other kids treat with anything resembling respect.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the movie.
- TV Genius: He's highly intelligent, loves to use "big words", and the other characters will often see him as an Insufferable Genius. But he also shows a lot of common sense, even if he can't understand that other people maybe aren't as interested in reading books and getting knowledge as he is.
- Twitchy Eye: In "Cleanliness is Next to Ed-ness", when past insanity point, the eye-twitching is the first thing you see him do.
- Undying Loyalty: To his friends, though some people wonder why he still hangs out with them.
- Unfortunate Name: Edd is not the most masculine boy, it's even worse with a nickname like Double D.
- Unrequited Love Switcheroo: In the first episode, he seems to have a crush on Sarah but she's just not interested. Yet later that season, this is reversed of her becoming a Stalker with a Crush and Double D scared she wont leave him alone. She stops stalking him by the end of the episode, but her crush on him remains and is hinted in later seasons.
- The Unreveal: Does anybody know what's under his hat? Considering the shocked expressions of Ed and Eddy, it's much be something big.
- Unwanted Harem: In "May I Have This Ed?" he unwittingly attracts the attention of Sarah, Nazz and Marie. And he didn't even want to go to the school dance.
- Vocal Evolution: In earlier episodes, he sounded much more raspy, calm and vulnerable. Later on, his voice is more high-pitched and clean, speaks more stressfully (possibly to fit his Super OCD) and a little louder.
- Weekend Inventor: Often he's the provider for anything Eddy needs for a scam.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: His maturity becomes more evident in later seasons. In season 1 he acts more like a normal boy.
- Would Hit a Girl: Believe it or not, in "Is There an Ed in the House?" he nearly attacked Sarah for harassing him. Ed has to hold him back.
- Also, he didn't hesitate to get into a fight with Lee as "The Masked Mumbler". He got utterly crushed.
- You Got Spunk: Eddy's brother tells him that when Edd attempted to stand up for Eddy, right after he beats up Edd while using Eddy as a club.
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.
- Money Fetish: Although his main goal is to get jawbreakers, he is very obsessed with money and always dreams or talks about becoming rich.
- The Napoleon: He's hot-tempered and aggressive as well as one of the shortest characters on the show.
- 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". (It took a lot of nagging from Edd and Ed to try and make up for it.)
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: It's usually his fault that the Eds always get punished by the kids (whether he believes it or he doesn't).
- Finally deconstructed in The Movie where he breaks down from the pressure of constant failures and admits that he's a "foul, wannabe loser".
- The Nicknamer: He often comes up with nicknames for many of the characters including Edd (Sockhead), Ed (Monobrow, Lumpy), Kevin (Shovelchin), Jonny (Baldy, Melonhead), Rolf (Stretch, Dracula, Rolfie-Boy), Jimmy (Curly Q) etc.
- No Indoor Voice: The other kids call him out on this, numerous times. Even wagering a bet that he could go 24 hours without screaming.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Despite the fact he Hates Being Touched, he does tend to get in people's faces a lot. And he often carries both Ed and Edd around by their collars or gets into wrestling matches with other kids.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: The roguish to Ed's noble.
- Obnoxious Snarker: He's a very hammy snarker with a No Indoor Voice.
- Overly Long Tongue: Not all the time, but it can stretch to absurd lengths. Sometimes it even trails behind him when he runs.
- As revealed in "Laugh Ed, Laugh", he can wear it on his head like a turban.
- Perpetual Frowner/Smug Smiler: The latter when being a Smug Snake, and the former when he's not.
- 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".
- He seems to found it at the end of "It Came From Outer Ed."
- The Prankster: As revealed in "Fool on the Ed" where he easily pranks Ed and Edd, and brags about how he is the king of pranks. In "Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Ed", Eddy tricks Ed into thinking that Edd is a lizard man who is turning the Kids into animal-human hybrids. He and Ed frequently prank Edd like in "Momma's Little Ed", "My Fair Ed", "A Case of Ed" and the movie (Edd gets understandably upset by this, since being victim of mean pranks is one of his Berserk Buttons and in the movie this is played very seriously).
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: A rare young male example of this.
- Rabble Rouser: Has been described as such by both creator Danny Antonucci and voice actor Tony Sampson, though he doesn't stir up mobs so much as he just simply tries to stir up a little excitement within the cul-de-sac, particularly when it pertains to whatever Zany Scheme he's cooked up for him, Ed, and Double D.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Edd's blue. However, when it comes to his brother, he's the Blue Oni.
- Rise of Zitboy: "X Marks the Ed"
- Running Gag: His lack of a neck.
- And his flat head. Rolf even rests a teacup on it in one episode.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Sometimes he takes Edd's sarcastic remarks as comments rather than insults.
- Schemer: His defining trait. He provides the trope's page quote.
- Serious Business: Has tendencies of this when his scams are ruined.
- He also takes being "manly" rather seriously.
- Ship Tease: With Edd (especially in The Movie), Ed, Nazz, and Lee.
- There's a bit of it with Sarah, at least in the boomerang episode.
- Skewed Priorities: Most of the time. He usually cares about his scams and getting money and jawbreakers over the health and safety of his friends and the kids he scams.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Very much so.
Eddy: I was born to fleece, Double D. Do you know who I think I am?
Edd: Unfortunately, yes.
- Smug Snake: Again, deconstructed hard once you learn the truth.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Much like Sour Outside, BROKEN Inside.
- 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!
- Team Dad: To the other Eds.
- Funnily enough, he also pulls this on Jimmy sometimes, even if it's usually for manipulative purposes like, "Ed in a Halfshell".
- Tearful Smile: In The Movie, after Edd makes up with him. Then also by the end of the movie where Edd says that he has learned his lesson.
- This Means War!: Eddy declares this to Kevin when the big-chinned guy accidentally ruins his scam.
Eddy: That's it! Run! Hide! But I hope you're a light sleeper, 'cause I'll be all over you like a bad itch! It's war, I tell you!
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to Lee's Huge Girl.
- Token Evil Teammate: Despite being The Leader, he's the most devious and anti-Heroic of the Eds.
- Tongue Tied: Eddy is this when he's around Nazz.
Kevin: What's the matter, dork? Can't talk to girls?
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Eddy over time, but reversed in The Movie.
- Tragic Villain: Subverted. He realized the errors of his ways and was able to redeem himself.
- Triple Nipple: Eddy claims that Ed has three nipples (like that guy from James Bond) to prevent Nazz from discovering that they are naked in her pool.
- Ungrateful Bastard: No use trying to help him, he just won't listen.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Subverted in The Movie.
- Villain Protagonist: While not as evil as some of the examples, is still a cynical con artist who will do every dirty trick in the book for money. Including stealing Christmas presents from children. He has his reasons, but still.
- 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, 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.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He's often heard saying to Sarah several times, "If you weren't a girl, I'd-!" (Presumably because he knows Sarah could clobber him, but still.) Also Nazz punches him in the face in one episode - knocking out several of his teeth - and he makes no effort to fight back.
- Averted in in the Valentine's Special where he has no qualms about getting into a fight with Lee Kanker after he believed that she "possessed" Edd into falling in love with May. Though this is the only time he actually fights the Kankers back.
- 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 epically snaps. Then his brother shows up and everything goes to hell from there.
As a whole
- Bully and Wimp Pairing: Sarah and Jimmy.
- A Day in the Limelight: "See No Ed".
- Depending on the Writer: How much they are sympathetic (or not) and their attitude towards the Eds.
- Disproportionate/Misplaced Retribution: If one Ed causes any trouble, they always beat up all three of them to a merciless degree.
- Enemy Mine/Go-Karting with Bowser: Before the ending movie, the Eds and the other kids do team up with each other from time to time, most notably in the alien invasion special. The kids can be downright friendly when they aren't be ripped off or pranked.
- Everyone Has Standards: At worst, most of them despise the Eds, and gleefully punish and/or humiliate them when given the chance, even when what they did wasn't entirely their fault or they had nothing to do with it at all. At best, they can force themselves to tolerate them as long as they behave...which rarely lasts long, usually thanks to Eddy. However, all of them were completely appalled by the way Eddy's brother brutally abused him and Edd, even the ones who were the biggest assholes toward them.
- Friendly Enemy: Rolf, Nazz, Jonny and (sometimes) Jimmy can be this to the Eds. At least, until they aren't pushed too far by their scams.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Implied heavily in "See No Ed", where it appears a long duration of being harassed by the Eds has left them rather unhinged. Jimmy even admits in remorse he constantly wished to be rid of them forever.
- Hero Antagonists: To the Eds' Villain Protagonists.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Rolf and Kevin, Jonny and Plank.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: Towards the Eds in The Movie.
- Idiot Ball: In "Dim Lit Ed", along with Eddy and Ed (though justified; he's always stupid). It's constantly lampshaded by Double D in that episode.
- Just Eat Gilligan: Many of their problems with the Eds wouldn't be happening if they just ignored their scamming. Then again, the Eds sometimes cause trouble anyway.
- Karma Houdini: Mostly Kevin and Sarah, but whichever of them is holding the Jerkass Ball generally falls into this.
- Kids Are Cruel: They bully the Eds sometimes when they don't provoke them. They even bully each other when the Eds aren't around.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: There are times when they'll beat up Eddy when Eddy was being a Jerkass anyway.
- Knight Templar: In The Movie.
- Nice, Mean and In-between: Jonny and Nazz (nice), Sarah and Kevin (mean), and Rolf and Jimmy (in-between).
- Only Child Syndrome: Apart from Sarah, they are all only children.
- 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.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: The entire cast is involved in over-the-top slapstick comedy, both male and female.
- Town Girls: Nazz is the Femme, The Kankers are Butch, and Sarah is Neither.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Jawbreakers.
- Two Girls to a Team: The cul-de-sac just has Nazz and Sarah.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With each other, at times.
Ed's bossy and spoiled kid sister. 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.
I'm telling mom!!!
Voiced by: Janyse Jaud
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Ed.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She shows this towards Ed in "Honour Thy Ed", "Hand Me Down Ed" (although it was just the boomerang's effect) and the end of the movie.
- Ax-Crazy: Well, not to Eddy's Brother's levels, but responding to your brother's idiocy by kicking the snot out of him is not what any mentally stable person would do.
- Bare Your Midriff: A bit young for it...
- Big Sister Instinct/Mama Bear: She's Jimmy's bodyguard.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Implied towards adults. She does a very bad job hiding her true colors to the other kids.
- Blackmail: Sarah's usual trump card.
- Bratty Half-Pint: She's a bratty kid, being very spoiled and temperamental.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Ed's Abel.
- Catchphrase: "ED!!"
- Control Freak: Sarah is overbearing and controlling, especially with Ed.
- Creepy Child: She's psychotic, manipulative and easily agitated by others (especially her brother and his friends) and will often go on a violent rampage against anyone who annoys her or who bothers her best friend Jimmy.
- Cute Bruiser: She apparently has Ed's genes for strength, as she has been shown to have the strength to carry a car. She's cute on occasion.
- Cute and Psycho: She goes full-blown Ax-Crazy at times, and she's still a little girl.
- Deadpan Snarker/Little Miss Snarker: Not at first, but she becomes snarkier by season 3.
- Enfante Terrible: She's downright evil at times.
- Entitled Bitch: Her attitude towards her brother.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Dresses as one for the Halloween episode.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: She absolutely freaks when she loses one of her earrings in "High-Heeled Ed".
- Expy: She seems very similar to Angelica Pickles.
- Fatal Flaw: Wrath. Seriously, this girl always gets angry.
- Fiery and Evil Redhead: She's a redheaded girl that screams and bullies Ed.
- Glass Cannon: Implied anytime a kid actually manages to hit her back. She cowered before Ed the moment he talked to her in a threatening tone.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: BIG TIME.
- Heel Realization: Implied at the end of the movie.
- Hot-Blooded: Especially when she's angry.
- Hypocritical Humor: She calls Eddy "fish face", yet her face looks identical to a fish.
- Jerkass: Especially to Ed and Eddy.
- 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 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.
- She also rats out Ed to the Kankers when he accidentally steals their Ship-Inna-Bottle, but they were tearing the cul-de-sac apart looking for it.
- Karma Houdini: See below.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: After many seasons of getting way with her bullying, she finally gets hers in the movie.
- Kick the Morality Pet: In the episode "Truth or Ed", Jimmy tries to console Sarah, but she ends up injuring Jimmy.
- Lack of Empathy: Towards Ed, especially.
- Large Ham: She can be pretty damn hammy at times.
- Evil Is Hammy: And arguably the most sadistic characters on the show, aside from the Kankers and Eddy's brother.
- Like Brother and Sister: Despite being a terrible sister to Ed, she has this relationship with Jimmy.
- Little Miss Badass: Despite being a young girl she's extremely strong and able to beat up everyone on the show.
- Little Girls Kick Shins: Subverted. Sarah goes for the face.
- Living Emotional Crutch: To Jimmy. When she goes after Double D in "An Ed Too Many", Jimmy is really depressed when she's not around.
- Loving Bully: Well, she does have a crush on Double D and is still hinted after "An Ed Too Many" ("For Your Ed Only", "Is There an Ed in the House?", "Ed or Tails", "May I Have This Ed?", "High-Heeled Ed"), though it doesn't save him from a thrashing. At the end of "For Your Ed Only", she writes in the diary that her mother says that if she shows any mercy, people will be walking over her. So you could say she's sort of a Tsundere type A towards him.
- Little Sister Bully: Granted it's implied she only gets away with it because of Ed's docile treatment. The one time this changes, she cowers before him.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Mean Character Nice Actress: Janyse Jaud has met up with children after all.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Jimmy's Feminine Boy.
- Meaningful Name: Sarah means "princess" in Hebrew, and considering she's The Favourite and spoilt rotten...
- Mood-Swinger: In regards to Double D, she's definitely this. She can go from getting ready to beat the snot out of him, to giggle in his presence, to kick his ass, in less than a minute. This is especially evident in "Is There an Ed in The House?".
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Like her brother, She has no muscles but she's still very strong.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dishes this out frequently to the Eds.
- No Indoor Voice: Seriously, she's always screaming, unless she's around Jimmy.
- Not Now, Kiddo: Does this in regards to Jimmy's dream in "The Eds Are Coming".
- 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 Girl, Blue Boy: The Pink Girl to Jimmy's Blue Boy.
- 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.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Able to curb stomp people who are bigger than her.
- Precocious Crush: She developed a crush on Edd in "An Ed Too Many". Later episodes imply that she's still crushing on him, but that doesn't mean she'll show him any more mercy then Ed and Eddy.
- This seems to be on the advice of her mother, saying if you show mercy then people will walk all over you.
- Redheaded Bully: She's a redhead and frequently bullies other characters, especially Ed and his friends.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Jimmy's Blue.
- Say My Name: Will scream "JIMMY!" if he gets hurt.
- Secret Diary: In which she writes about Edd.
- Curiously, she also does a flip-animation of Eddy as well...
- Slasher Smile: Pulls these off when about to dish out a beat-down.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She has a thing for Double D, presumably because of his kindness and good nature.
- Spoiled Brat: She practically defines this trope. Granted, it's implied her mother favors girls.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Double D in "An Ed Too Many", but in a toned-down way.
- The Stool Pigeon: Every time she threatens Ed that she will "tell mom" over menial deeds Ed commits.
- Super Strength: She can throw a car without any trouble at all!
- Super-Strong Child: She's one of the youngest characters but still extremely strong.
- Talking To Herself: With Lee Kanker, not that they interact much.
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: One of the smallest members of the cast and easily the most violent.
- Token Evil Teammate: While the other cul-de-sac kids are mostly portrayed as defensive or even sympathetic characters (yes, even Kevin) that have to put up with the Eds's antics, Sarah is just an abusive, violent brat with almost no redeeming qualities (aside from her friendship with Jimmy).
- Tomboy: She's very strong, violent and aggressive. This explains her Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy relationship with Jimmy.
- 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.
- Unrequited Love Switcheroo: In the first episode, Double D seems to have a crush on her but she's just not interested. Yet later that season, this is reversed of her becoming a Stalker with a Crush and Double D scared she wont leave him alone. She stops stalking him by the end of the episode, but her crush on him remains and is hinted in later seasons.
- You Are What You Hate: She's quite a bully towards Ed, but she hates it when people try to bully her, and she especially hates people bullying her friend Jimmy.
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.
Voiced by: Keenan Christenson
- Adorkable: Being a cute, delicate, accident-prone kid who cries easily and has a lot of Woobie moments.
- Ambiguously Gay: Oh! Don't even get us started on that.
- Bad Dreams: Has a very weird one in "The Eds are coming".
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- Birds of a Feather: He and Double D are incredibly similar and have several moments of genuine friendship throughout the show.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Shows tendencies of this in later seasons of the show.
Jimmy: Sarah, that's so devilish... I love it!
- Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Wears headgear due to the Eds' past scam of selling pastries. He bit into a bowling pin disguised as a cream horn.
- Break the Cutie: All the time. If you push his buttons and he doesn't bawl his eyes out, he will get either violent or downright malicious.
- Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: He is EXTREMELY accident-prone. He attracts more slapstick and Amusing Injuries than anyone else (except maybe Eddy), which is really saying something.
- The early episodes heavily lampshaded this. Virtually every scene he was in, he was sporting anything from bandages to arm casts and a neck brace from unseen injuries.
- Camp Straight: Assuming he has a crush on Sarah. In one episode, he becomes really depressed and jealous, when she falls in love with Edd.
- Catchphrase: "Jeepers" is common for him.
- Charlie Brown Baldness: He has an odd, poofy hairstyle (described by other characters as resembling a chicken's rear end) which blends seamlessly with his skin color.
- The Chessmaster: In "If It Smells Like An Ed".
- Companion Cube: His toy rabbit, Mr. Yum Yum.
- Corrupt the Cutie: In "Ed in a halfshell", Eddy teaches Jimmy everything he knows´┐Żand 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.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
- Cry Cute: When Kevin tells him fairytales aren't real in "Tinker Ed". Even Eddy feels sorry for him.
- The Cutie: More so in the beginning. Over time he becomes less innocent and more sneaky and devious. Though he's still very delicate, childish and prone to crying.
- Deliberately Cute Child: Sometimes.
- Everyone Has Standards: Although he despises The Eds (usually Eddy), he is frightened and appalled at the beating that Eddy received from his brother.
- In "See No Ed", the Cul-de-sac kids think the Eds have disappeared permanently and Jimmy admits even though he wished for it every birthday, he feels guilty about it.
- Fragile Flower: He faints more than anyone else in the show put together.
- He's also prone to crying a lot.
- Rolf even refers to him as "The confused and delicate one".
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: To Sarah.
- I Just Want to Be Special: In more episodes he mentions his dream of becoming famous.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Oh,so so much. He enjoys dolls and tea parties. He bakes souffles, has taught a tai chi class, Shares an interest in fashion with Sarah and Nazz, and chose a day with Sarah and Nazz over go-karting.
- Jerkass Ball: Is prone to this post-flanderization.
- Keet: Jimmy is not really hyperactive or loud but he's still a cute little boy who is In Touch with His Feminine Side.
- Kiddie Kid: He's often childish, playing with stuffed animals and believing in fairy tales, but episodes at school imply that he's in middle school.
- Kid Has a Point: His hatred towards the Eds is semi-justified, as he aways gets injured by them.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Sarah.
- Lovable Coward: He's wimpy, easily scared and he always needs Sarah to protect him.
- Made of Plasticine: Not only is he the scrawniest weakling in the show (even moreso than Edd), but getting his foot TOUCHED by a CLOTHES-PEG incapacitates him somehow.
- Then again, he's probably the biggest slapstick magnet in the show- he gets crushed by a tree in one episode, and he's usually fine by the end of the episode.
- Manipulative Bastard: In "If It Smells Like An Ed". And sometimes he manipulates Sarah into beating up the Eds for him, like in, "An Ed In A Halfshell" when he lies and tells Sarah the Eds forced him to eat dirt.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Sarah's Masculine Girl.
- Morality Pet: For Sarah.
- Nice Guy: When he's not being a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, he's generally innocent, sensitive and kindhearted.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dished one to Edd in "A Fistful Of Ed".
- Noodle Incident: When he tries to pick up a quarter stuck to the ground using an eyelash curler. And then gets driven away in an ambulance.
Kevin: Looks like eyelashes aren't the only thing that thing curls!
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Blue Boy to Sarah's Pink Girl.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Sarah's Red.
- Revenge: See Beware the Nice Ones.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the Sensitive Guy to everyone else's Manly Man (yes, even Edd and the girls are more masculine than him).
- 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.
- Sweet Tooth: Will generally always gush about how whatever candy he's currently eating is "scrumptious", and seems to have a limitless supply of jujubes.
- Temporarily a Villain: In "If It Smells Like An Ed."
- Tender Tears: Unsurprisingly, he cries more often and much more than any other character.
- Took a Level in Badass/ Took a Level in Jerkass: After receiving training from Eddy, Jimmy becomes one of the Ed's most competent adversaries in scamming. He also becomes far more of a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
- Transparent Closet: To an outrageous degree.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Sometimes. When paired with Sarah, he acts smug and can be an asshole.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His foot gets broken by a clothespin.
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.
- Verbal Tic: Dude!
- Duh, as well, particularly in later seasons.
- 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.
Voiced by: Kathleen Barr
- The Ace: Kevin is the cool, athletic and popular jock.
- Broken Ace: He apparently had a troubled past about Eddy's brother. And he's terrified of needles.
- Afraid of Needles: In "This Won't Hurt an Ed".
- 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."
- Annoying Laugh: Very annoying, especially when he's laughing at someone (usually Eddy), like his Evil Laugh in "Your Ed Here" and the ending of "This Won't Hurt an Ed".
- Big Man on Campus: Definitely, though considering the size of the cast, he doesn't have much competition.
- The Bully: Mostly to the Eds, and sometimes to Jonny or Jimmy.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: One episode had this happening when Kevin accidentally foils Eddy's scheme of the day.
- Catchphrase: "Dorks!"
- Charlie Brown Baldness: Although a flashback episode shows he actually used to have normal hair.
- Chick Magnet: Though not to the extent of Double D. Nazz likes him and, though they have much less interest in him than the Eds, the Kankers consider him attractive enough to want to kiss.
- Companion Cube: His Bike. Borders on Cargo Ship in the Movie.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's always making snide remarks about the Eds.
- 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, not so much...
- 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.
- Fiery Redhead: Bordering on Evil Redhead on his bad days.
- For the Evulz: His actions mainly in "Your Ed Here" and "Smile For the Ed". Other episodes he does this too, it's just occasionally and Out of Focus.
- Friendly Enemy: With Edd on a few occasions. See Pet the Dog.
- Freudian Excuse: It's implied his spiteful attitude towards Eddy has something to do with the latter's brother.
- Good Is Not Nice: Even when Kevin isn't the bad guy of the episode, he still comes off as a jerk due to his arrogance and mocking, sarcastic attitude. Next to Sarah, he's easily the most aggressive of the kids.
- Grumpy Bear: Generally grouchy, cynical and easily annoyed (although sometimes it's justified) and he combines this with his stuck up Jerk Jock attitude.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Not as much as Sarah and Eddy, but he mostly wants to solve his problems with other characters by beating them up.
- Hammerspace : Tends to pull his bike out of nowhere.
- 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: To the other kids. While he isn't against some casual teasing (Jimmy and Jonny), he seems to have a good relationship with most of them. And at the end of The Movie he finally accepts the Eds as his friends and 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 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.
- Karma Houdini: Often, in the episodes where he makes fun of the Eds. Especially in "Your Ed Here" and "Smile For The Ed".
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Despite being usually a Karma Houdini, there are a few moments where Kevin gets his comeuppance.
- In "Dueling Eds", he has been laughing at Eddy being beaten up by Rolf for most of the episode. At the end, he manages to anger Rolf too (like Eddy did before him) and it's implied he will receive his punishment off-screen.
- In "For Your Ed Only", he hits the balloon that the Eds and Jonny were riding, causing the Eds to crash in Sarah's room. He gets a minor comeuppance later on when the Eds tie him to a tree after he eavesdrops on them over Sarah's diary.
- In "Little Ed Blue", he (along with Eddy no less) keeps on annoying Ed and pitching baseballs at his head. Obviously Ed beats him up...by using Eddy as a baseball bat against him.
- In the movie, Nazz slaps Kevin and destroys his bike because he cares about it more than he cares about her.
- Kick the Dog: What he did in "Your Ed Here" is probably his lowest point. See Moving the Goalposts.
- Knight Templar His reasons for bullying the Eds are generally justified, but he frequently goes too far.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Fitting, given his role as Hero Antagonist. It earns him the nickname "shovel chin" from Eddy.
- 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.
- Never My Fault: In "For Your Ed Only", Kevin hits Ed's balloon at the beginning of the episode, causing the Eds to crash in Sarah's room and run away with her diary in panic. Later on, he calls out the Eds for doing so.
- Nice Hat: He always wears a red hat.
- The Nicknamer: 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.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dishes this out frequently to the Eds.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Slightly. He's the only character to have swirly markings in his ears, as opposed to 3 or x markings.
- Odd Friendship: He and Rolf appear to be best friends. This makes enough sense, considering Rolf is the only kid athletic enough to play sports with.
- Pet the Dog: Several times with other characters, but moments like this with the Eds are rare.
- In a couple of episodes he struck up a polite conversation with Double D, simply because Double D is kind, unlike Eddy, who is the one who usually antagonizes Kevin in the first place. He even calls Double D "hombre" (pal).
- In "Pick an Ed", he's very friendly to the "new guy" Carl (Eddy's alter-ego).
- Pride: He rivals Eddy at this.
- Redheaded Bully: Once in a flashback, it has been revealed that he had red hair.
- Redhead In Green: He wears a green shirt.
- The Rival: He and Eddy compete a lot. Kevin usually wins.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Rolf's Sensitive Guy.
- Ship Tease: With Nazz, especially in The Movie.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He hates the Eds and the Eds hate him (well, Eddy hates him, anyway).
- Skyward Scream: DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORKS!!
- Small Name, Big Ego: Subverted (the small name part, at least), since he's one of the most popular kids.
- Smug Super: He's proud to be cool and often acts arrogant and boastful.
- Too Dumb to Live: In "Scrambled Ed", a semi-conscious Double D tells him: "Apply toothpaste for cleaner brighter teeth." He believes this is the solution for his bike chain being out of place.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Your Ed Here" and "Smile For The Ed".
- Totally Radical: Especially the way he talks.
- Ungrateful Bastard: When Ed saved him from the Kankers, instead of thanking him, he acts nasty as usual.
- Verbal Tic: DORKS! He seems unable to think of a better insult- he's out of the bet first in "All Eds Are Off".
- 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. Though that was more playful than fuelled by malice.
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.
Voiced by: Peter Kelamis
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
- Adorkable: Especially when he's "talking" with Plank.
- 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.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's probably black; but, his skin tone changes from time to time. Jonny in the picture here is not usually that white, he's normally slightly darker than Rolf or the same color as Rolf (but certainly brown).
- In the episode "Don't Rain on My Ed" we can see Jonny with a full head of hair as a one-off gag, and he clearly has a large Funny Afro.
- Audience? What Audience?: At the end of the movie. Which is weird, considering his Companion Cube Plank has Medium Awareness.
- Bald of Awesome: The only bald character.
- Beware the Nice/Silly Ones: Jonny's one of the most peaceful kids in Peach Creek, but he's also quite off his rocker.
- Blade Brake: Jonny actually does this with Plank.
- Book Dumb: Subverted. In "Mission Ed-possible," he mentions Bs and Cs as his grades (courtesy of Plank's tutoring, of course).
- Butt Monkey: Sometimes, if the subject is his big head.
- "What's That, Plank?"
- "Plank says xxxx!"
- Cheerful Child: The most cheerful character on the show, along with Ed.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Once, he hid his ABC gum under a quarter so no one would take it. And it worked. Also, he talks to a piece of wood...
- Companion Cube: Plank is constantly seen with Johnny.
- Constantly Curious: He's often curious. He always wants to know what's going on and will often appear at the most random times.
- Consulting Mr Puppet: Just about every idea/snark he comes up with are really Plank's. Doing this is what he bets off in All Eds Are Off.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He has his moments.
- The Ditherer: If Plank isn't there to make a decision for him, best seen in "All Eds Are Off."
- 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.
- Hero Antagonist: He's this in Robbin Ed as Captain Melonhead, with Eddy/Professor Scam being the Villain Protagonist.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Plank.
- Hypocritical Humor: This boy who talks to a slab of wood is always the first to call the other kids crazy.
- Keet: Jonny is a cheerful, wacky, hyperactive kid.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: He's a foolish and gullible Cloudcuckoolander, as well as good-natured and innocent.
- Loners Are Freaks: Played with.
- Medium Awareness: Probably the only character NOT to have this.
- Mr. Imagination: His defining trait. He has Plank as best friend, after all.
- Naked People Are Funny: When the cul-de-sac falls into total anarchy in "Stop, Look, and Ed", Jonny decides to streak.
- Nature Lover: He loves natural surroundings.
- Nice Guy: Although not to the extent of Rolf, he too is more than willing to consider the Eds as friends. Granted Plank seems able to make him do more immoral acts at times.
- No Social Skills: Implied to be the reason why he talks with objects such as Plank, since in some episodes he's portrayed as an annoyance.
- Not So Above It All: See Took a Level in Jerkass entry below.
- Older Than They Look: He looks a bit younger than the Eds, Kevin, Rolf and Nazz, but he still goes to their school.
- Token Evil Teammate: At the end of The Movie. See Face-Heel Turn.
- 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..."
- Voice for the Voiceless: To Plank.
- Would Hit a Girl: He takes on the Kankers to retrieve Plank back from them, and wins.
- Inverted in the episode "Little Ed Blue" when Sarah punches him in the face and he doesn't fight back.
Jonny's Companion Cube
. While he has no speaking role in the show, he often acts with the characters as if he was alive.
The Kanker Sisters
All Three Kankers
It's our boyfriends!!
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.
All Three Kankers
The eldest and the leader of the Kanker Sisters. She has a crush on Eddy, much to his dismay.
Voiced by: Janyse Jaud
The middle child of the Kankers. She has a crush on Edd, although her feelings aren't returned.
Voiced by: Kathleen Barr
- Bare Your Midriff: Her black tanktop exposes her midriff.
- Big Sister Bully: To May.
- Brutal Honesty: Has no problem telling people what she thinks of them, calling Eddy "the little yappy one". She insults May's intelligence so often it's almost a Running Gag.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Whenever Edd is with some other girl. Especially seen in "May I Have this Ed?".
- Cool Loser: To some extent. She dresses like a punk rocker, and she's a smart, pretty Little Miss Badass. She's much cooler than Lee and May and has the least annoying voice of the three. Her loser status is somewhat justified since she's a bully and has a creepy personality like her sisters, and this explains why she's an outcast and Edd doesn't like her.
- Cute Bruiser: Marie is a pretty chick who can kick ass.
- Generic Cuteness: Her sisters can hardly be considered good-looking, but Marie, if it weren't for her yellow teeth, could easily be seen as at least pretty.
- Hidden Depths: She's apparently quite good at art and enjoys painting.
- Informed Attribute: Apparently she likes cheaters and bad boys. In reality, she likes Edd who is neither.
- Just Eat Gilligan: Edd, being Edd, probably wouldn't turn her down if she considered asking him out politely when Ed and Eddy weren't around.
- The Lad-ette: The most tomboyish of the three sisters.
- Little Miss Badass: Marie is not very tall but she's still strong and badass.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Double D's Feminine Boy.
- Oral Fixation: Marie is usually chewing gum.
- Peek-a-Bangs: She wears her hair in the emo fringe style.
- The Quincy Punk: She definitely has the look and the attitude.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Averted.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her crush on Edd.
- Street Smart: While not an academic genius like Edd, she's very crafty and supposedly the smartest of the trio.
- Uptight Loves Wild: Inverted with the Wild Marie's infatuation with the Uptight Edd.
- Wrench Wench: She likes cars and is able to fix vehicles on her own. .
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: To a "T". Makes you wonder if it's natural like Rolf's, or if it's dyed blue (it's a lighter shade of blue than Rolf's).
The youngest of the Kankers. She has a crush on Ed, although Ed thinks Girls Have Cooties
- Adorkable: Being naive, goofy, Ugly Cute and the sweetest of the three sisters.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Lee and Marie, sometimes.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like her sister Marie.
- Blondes Are Evil: Zig-zagged, as she's usually portrayed as the most sympathetic of the 3 sisters.
- Break the Cutie: In the Valentine's Day episode.
- Butt Monkey: Particularly when Lee and Marie gang up on her. However, she does dish it back.
- Crack Pairing: In-Universe with Edd in the Valentine's Day episode.
- Cry Cute: In the Valentine's Day episode when she doesn't get any cards for Valentine's and Ed rejects her.
- And in "Ed Overboard" when her sisters ruin her appearance and she starts crying with her Ed doll.
- Cute Bruiser: She carries an oven without breaking a sweat in "A Fistful of Ed" and is seen being able to carry Ed easily.
- Cute but Cacophonic: Well...kind of cute and her Simpleton Voice is definitely cacophonic.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She's a bit of a klutz, like her male counterpart Ed.
- Dumb Blonde: May has blond hair and is usually The Ditz of the trio.
- Dumb Is Good: To an extent. She's nicer than her sisters.
- Dumb Muscle: Like Ed, May is the least intelligent of her trio, but she usually resorts to violence along with her sisters and is shown to be very strong sometimes.
- Gag Haircut: More like "gag hairstyle" in the episode "Ed Overboard".
- Hidden Depths/Hidden Heart of Gold: She seems to genuinely love Ed. In the Valentine's Day special she was willing to approach him in a nice way with a Valentine's card, and she was reduced to tears after he rejected her.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny Girl to Ed's Huge Guy.
- Simpleton Voice: Like Ed, she has an annoying "dumb" voice.
- Smarter Than You Look: Again, according to the Valentine's Day special, when she's revealed to be good at chemistry.
- 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 becoming the female Ed (how fitting).
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 not. He is a cruel, not-so-Comedic Sociopath
who subverts Amusing Injuries
on the Eds. He breaks the status quo
and appears as the thirteenth character.
Voiced by: Terry Klassen
- The Ace: Heavily implied to be this. Turns out it was a lie conjured up by Eddy.
- All Men Are Perverts: Who do you think gave Eddy his "magazines"?
- Aloof Big Brother: Is seen as this by Eddy, until the movie that is, when you learn the sad truth.
- Anti-Role Model: No wonder why Eddy was such a Jerkass. Eddy was looking up to his brother, who's a Jerkass to the ninth degree.
- And who do you think gave Eddy, a minor, all of his Porn Stash to begin with?
- Apparently, he also taught him how to scam.
- Ax-Crazy: When he starts to beat up Eddy.
- Bait the Dog: When he makes his first appearance, he and Eddy share a rather heartwarming moment of hugging and conversation. But then, it gets worse.
- Beard of Evil: He has some hairs on his chin.
- 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.
- Bigger Bad: Due to never having a direct influence until the movie.
- Big Brother Bully: In the movie he played "uncle" as an excuse to hurt his little brother.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Eddy. He taught him everything he knows.
- Broken Pedestal: To the other kids sans Rolf and Kevin (who were old enough to remember what he was like when he was around) when they finally see him and what he does to Eddy in The Movie.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Eddy's Abel.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's been occasionally mentioned in spite having no real relevance to the plot, except for a few moments. But in the Movie, it appears as he's responsible for Eddy's entire character of being a greedy, narcissistic Jerkass, what with the way he brutally abuses Eddy in one of the most serious forms of Slapstick in the entire series.
- Child Hater: Heavily implied. Especially when you consider the Fridge Horror of why he works/lives in an amusement park, implying that he seems to get a genuine kick out of torturing children.
- Circling Birdies: Has stars circling above him after he's KO'ed by Ed.
- Collector of the Strange: His old bedroom shown in "O-Ed-Eleven" has, amongst other weird things, a bed...fridge...thing., a stuffed camel and a harp. Also, he lives in a trailer shaped like a whale.
- Cool Big Bro: OH HELL NO.
- Cool Shades: When he's first seen in the movie he has them.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He beats up Edd, using Eddy as a club, just because Edd stood up to him.
- The Dreaded: He doesn't even appear on screen but Kevin and Rolf are absolutely scared of him.
- Strangely enough, though, Nazz and Sarah aren't. Until the movie, anyway.
- It's probably because Nazz and Sarah were too young to remember him when he was around, while Kevin and Rolf are old enough to remember how evil he is.
- Establishing Character Moment: Emotionally abuses and tortures a kid for fun and proudly admits he's done it to this same kid his entire life, cementing him as the series's only concrete villain.
- Evil Counterpart: To Eddy. Which is really saying something...
- Evil Is Bigger: Justified as he's an adult and the other characters are kids. However he seems bigger and taller even than Gentle Giant Ed.
- Evil Laugh: He does this after demanding Eddy to play "uncle" with him, and laughs his ass off when Eddy gets hurt.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep voice.
- Eviler Than Thou: More than the Kankers and Kevin combined.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Throughout the series, Eddy has been building up his brother as cool and heroic but the movie revealed that he's far from being this and Eddy made up everything he said about him.
- 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.
- The Ghost: Until The Movie.
- Glass Cannon: Far stronger than Eddy, but can't take a hit. Eddy is Made of Iron against slapstick, by comparison.
- Antonucci himself pointed it out: He's been dishing out pain all his life but never felt it, whereas Eddy has been the target of pain his entire life, meaning that Eddy developed a lot more resistance to pain, but Eddy's Brother didn't.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: He clobbers Double D over the head with Eddy.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: He's never seen, and the only things that we know about him are Eddy's stories about him until he finally shows up in The Movie.
- Hate Sink: Eddy's Brother only exists to be a ruthless Big Brother Bully with no redeeming qualities, so the kids In-Universe and the viewers will hate him.
- 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.
- It Amused Me: He gleefully admits that the reason he kept beating up Eddy for so long can be defined as this.
- Jerkass: He beats down on his own brother and Double D in a manner that makes the cul-de-sac kids and the freaking Kankers feel 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: Somewhat. His abuse on Eddy is still displayed in a cartoony manner but the trauma is played in a poignant light and is probably the single most serious scene in the entire series.
- Lack of Empathy: Eddy's Brother does not care about the physical and emotional pain he puts Eddy through by doing what he does best.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's evil though.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After getting a beat down from Ed, he's left at the mercy of the Kanker sisters, who will likely try to make him suffer for daring to hurt "their" men. It doubles as Karma Houdini Warranty.
- Last Episode New Character: He only appears in the Grand Finale movie.
- Nice Hat: In his only appearance he wears a brown cap.
- The Nicknamer: He calls Eddy "pipsqueak", calls Edd "girlfriend" and calls the kids "anklebiters".
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Up until Ed intervened, it was like this.
- No Name Given: Just called "Eddy's brother".
- 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 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.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Definitely the Red Oni to Eddy's Blue Oni.
- Which is really saying something, since Eddy is the Red Oni to Double D's Blue Oni.
- Sadist: The most sadistic villain of the show.
- Schemer: Well, he IS the one who taught Eddy how to scam in the first place. (And was apparently a lot better at it.)
- Slasher Smile: Big time.◊
- Smug Snake: He thinks highly of himself, even bragging about how he's abused Eddy his whole life.
- The Sociopath: To put it in perspective, he lives at a carnival now that he's left home, a carnival where there are plenty of kids... Yes, beating up on children is his whole life.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Eddy's Brother looks like an older (meaner and scarier) version of Eddy, right down to the three protruding hairs. The only difference being the chin.
- 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.
- Ultimate Evil: To the rest of the cast anyway.
- The Unreveal: Like Edd, we don't know what is under his hat.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Even for a Sadist Show like this.
- Walking Spoiler: Considering how he never showed up in the series.
- 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. The level of abuse he inflicts on Eddy (and his friends, for that matter) is horrifying.
All the parents, never seen on screen, but frequently mentioned by the characters.
As a whole
- Adults Are Useless: The parents are never around, and couldn't be less involved in the kids' lives, no matter how many horrible things the Eds or the other kids have done. Especially considering how violent and destructive everyone is.
- The Ghost: They never appear at all, with only a few exceptions (like the arms of Eddy's father and Ed's mother in "Mission Ed-Possible").
- Invisible Parents: Since the show is about the children.
- Unnamed Parents: Their names are never mentioned.
- Abusive Parents: Implied. Ed's mom treats him like The Unfavorite in contrast to his spoiled sister Sarah, while his father seems largely apathetic to both his children.
- Probably best seen when Ed unconsciously sublimates the abuse to Johnny 2x4 in an All Just a Dream episode.
- Blondes Are Evil: At least, Ed's mother is, according to Ed's nightmare in Rock-a-Bye-Ed.
- Disproportionate Retribution: We don't even know the reason why Ed is grounded in "3 Squares and an Ed". We only know his parents remove every single object in Ed's basement, which consists of his bedroom and the laundry room. This includes his bed, TV, washer and dryer, and even the stairs!
- Dysfunctional Family: Ed is a Lethally Stupid, filthy moron, Sarah is a violent, manipulative Bratty Half-Pint who always gets whatever she wants, their mother is implied to be an older version of Sarah who spoils her daughter and is abusive towards Ed, and their father simply doesn't seem to care about the family ("Sarah will tell mom, mom will tell dad and dad will just sit there and watch tv!!!")
- The Faceless: Happens twice to Ed's mom. She's first seen in "Rock-a-Bye Ed" in Ed's nightmare: she has blonde hair and wears a pink dress, then she turns around and she has Jonny 2x4's face. Later she "appears" in "Mission Ed-Possible", when a long, skinny arm with a pearled ring and bracelet drags Ed away.
- Henpecked Husband: Implied with Ed's dad. He's implied to be submissive to his wife because whenever she tells him about Ed's behavior (due to Sara's tattling) he will either "sit there and watch tv" or say "now now I just got home from work".
- Horrible Judge of Character: Ed is genuinely loyal to his friends and family, but he's too stupid to tell the difference between right and wrong and his mother constantly punishes him for his behaviour. Meanwhile she treats Sarah like an angel who never does anything wrong.
- Housewife: Ed's mom comes off as one.
- Jerkass: Again, Ed's mother comes off as this (debatable about his father). Possibly where Sarah got it from.
- Like Father, Like Son: Ed's dad is implied to be a huge slob (like Ed) and his mom is implied to be spoiled and nasty (like Sarah).
- My Beloved Smother: Implied. Sarah's mother seems to encourage her to be "girly", despite Sarah's strong Tomboy streak and Sarah is seen playing up an "innocent", more childish personality in Ed's dream, hinting Sarah acts like how her mother wants her to at home, not how she actually feels.
- Neat Freak: Possibly Ed's mom. She often leaves hints that she observes Ed because she tells Sarah to force Ed to clean up his room or a mess.
- Parental Favoritism: Towards Sarah, obviously.
- Pink Means Feminine: Ed's mother has a pink dress in the All Just a Dream episode.
- Pushover Parents: They never punish Sarah for her rude behavior. However, they aren't this to Ed, as they removed the stairs when they grounded him.
- Doting Parents: Implied to be this when they are actually around. Edd mentions that his mother usually gives Edd warm milk, reads him a book, and massages his feet before bed, implying that she and her husband at least try to be good parents when they are around.
- Good Parents: Edd mentions only good things about them, such as Edd's mother massaging his feet, reading him a book and giving him warm milk. What makes them as dysfunctional as the rest of the cast's parents is that they are rarely home and communicates to Double D via sticky notes. It still shows however that they do care about him, as some of the notes are personal advices.
- Parental Neglect: Zig-zagged. 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 remodeled, leaving Double D with no access to a shower. It's implied he does almost all of the housework for them, too. On the other hand, the sticky notes are the most consistent communication shown between any parents and children in the series and at least Edd's mother seems in tune with his well-being since she packs him a special lunch to cheer him up in "Too Smart for his Own Ed".
- The sticky notes are apparently based on Antonucci's childhood. His parents worked a lot, being first generation immigrants, and would usually be gone when he woke up for school and didnt come home until after he went to bed, so they'd leave notes for him.
- Sexless Marriage: Implied. They have separate beds. Probably at least once to have had Edd unless he's adopted. Edd even says that there's no kissing allowed in their room!
- Super OCD: Probably where Edd gets it.
- Abusive Parents: Several scenes and dialogues imply that Eddy may have trouble dealing with his parents. While it could be contributed to Eddy's attitude towards adults, The Movie showed that Eddy's Brother is a Domestic Abuser who admitted he beats up Eddy all his life and while his parents may or may not know about this, they certainly don't do a thing about it, instead constantly berating and punishing Eddy for his bad grades and behavior at school.
- Dysfunctional Family: Made explicit in The Movie, see above.
- Education Papa: Eddys father is implied to be this in the episode "Mission Ed-Posible" when his arm grabs Eddy for possible punishment after he saw Eddy's horrendous report card.
- The Faceless: Happens to both his parents, as they both appear but they are never fully seen.
- Eddy's father: we see his large, hairy arm dragging Eddy away in the episode "Mission Ed-Possible".
- Eddy's mother: her arm is visible in "Smile for the Ed". Like his father, she seems to be rather heavyset.
- Jerkass: Well, both their sons are this, and that would arguably explain Eddy's Brother's cruel behaviour.
- Honest John's Dealership: Eddy mentions in one episode that his father sells used cars, and apparently runs his dealership according to this trope. Eddy attempted to emulate his tactics with his Used Bike Shop scam, which almost works until the bike falls apart.
- Meddling Parents: Look above.
- Parental Obliviousness: They are presumably oblivious to a lot of things (Eddy being bullied by his brother, for example). Or this, or they just don't care.
- Though, considering the concerned tone Eddy's brother had when he asked if his parents knew where Eddy was, it's implied that they have a strained relationship with him, possibly because of his bullying.
- Parents as People: Possibly...
- Pet the Dog: Eddy does sometimes call for his mother if he's in pain, so it seems likely she does offer him comfort.
The Kankers' mother
- Anti-Role Model: This also gives Lee, Marie and May a Freudian Excuse to their behaviour. It was heavily implied that she has either slept with three different men, married or divorced to another etc. (Why else would their fathers' robes have different names on them), and her behaviour makes them see it as acceptable to come on to the Eds against their will.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Possibly where her daughters get it from. Also lampshaded when Marie gets her face tromped on by May and then says "Now I know who got Mom's genes".
- Really Gets Around: Not explicitly stated, but it's heavily implied that she does this.
- Serial Spouse: She's apparently had three failed marriages, having a daughter in each one. See above.
- Straw Feminist: Implied by a few quotes that she dislikes men. ("Mom was right, throw a man a bone and he'll mess up the carpet.")