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     Notable Protagonists 

Billy Deep

The protagonist of "Deep Trouble." Billy is a budding undersea explorer on vacation with his uncle, Dr. Deep, and his sister, Sheena. On the trip, he encounters a mermaid who he saves from kidnappers, and later goes on to have many more undersea adventures.
  • Adorkable
  • Asian and Nerdy
  • The Atoner: He spends the second half of "Deep Trouble" trying to make up for getting the Mermaid captured.
  • Badass Family: He, his sister, and uncle deal with sea based threats on a regular basis.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Toward Sheena.
  • Break the Cutie: Doesn't last long, though.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: By "Creep from the Deep", he's definitely earned this title.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In the book's first few paragraphs, he criticizes Sheena for not opening her mind to concepts like the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He makes fast friends with the mermaid, and claims that when he's a famous undersea explorer, he's going to give the creatures he encounters pet names. H also shows remorse about feeding a school of guppies to Dr. D's pet eel.
  • Fearless Fool: Not entirely fearless, but when his uncle warns him about sharks in the reef, he replies, "Sharks! Wow!" Later on, he rushes headfirst into a gang of thugs trying to kidnap the mermaid.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Straw Loser: Averted. Billy avoids most of the characteristics that the other protagonists have.

Carly-Beth Caldwell

The main character of The Haunted Mask, a tormented and meek young woman who acquires a cursed Halloween mask which attempts to take over and turn her into a destructive monster.

Evan, Andy, and Trigger

The main characters of Monster Blood.

Lizzy and Luke Morris

The main characters of One Day In Horrorland
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Luke.
  • Cassandra Truth: Most of the Very Special Guests are not entirely trustworthy of the Morris siblings because they think they might be spies for the Horrors. It turns out however that of course Lizzy and Luke are the trustworthy ones. The twins Jillian and Jackson were unwittingly acting as The Mole for the Menace and attempted to make the Morrises as The Scapegoat. Lizzie realizes they've been trying to fool everyone when she catches Jillian lying.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Luke's the foolish one, Lizzy's the responsible one.
  • The Leaders: Of the Very Special Guests in the last two books in the Horrorland series, due to their prior knowledge of the theme park.
  • Older and Wiser: Although they're only a year older in the HorrorLand series, they return to Horrorland to help out the rest of the kids escape.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Luke has shades of this in Return to Horrorland since he seems too eager to try out the rides at Horrorland despite the fact that he knows they are potentially lethal and that the Horrors tried to kill him and his family the last time they were there.

     Villains and Monsters 

Dark Falls Residents

  • Affably Evil: You wouldn't be able to tell their true nature until it's too late.
  • Anti-Villain: They feast on living beings to sustain their town's existence.
  • Almighty Janitor: Compton Dawes, Dark Falls' mild mannered real estate agent, is not only a bloodsucking mutant, but he's also the most responsible for keeping the town alive.
  • Creepy Child: Obviously.
  • A Fête Worse than Death: Their "welcoming ceremony" at the town Podium. This of course leads to...
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Little Karen Somerset(and presumably other residents) thinks this way of her undead existence.
  • Haunted House: Inverted. They inhabit every other home except the titular "dead house" where the living family stays.
  • Karma Houdini: Compton Dawes survives the destruction of the other townspeople, and goes on to feed on more families.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They drink blood and are destroyed by sunlight like vampires, but bare more of a resemblance to ghosts or zombies.
  • Starter Villain: The entire Goosebumps franchise began with these guys.
  • Town with a Dark Secret
  • The Virus: In their town, they'll welcome you as one of them-literally.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Most of the children, probably.

Della Raver

Once a normal young girl staying at "Camp Cold Lake", Della grew tired of the constant safety rules and became homesick. She attempted to swim across the lake to leave camp, but she drowned. Now her lonely spirit roams the camp, desperate for a buddy to take her to the afterlife. She actually tried to leave by going through the woods, but was bitten by a rattlesnake. She made Sarah Maas think she drowned as part of a ploy to lure her into the woods and kill her there.


A botanist/father who spent hours in his basement trying to create new forms of plant life. These experiments caused him some...unsettling changes.

Haunted Mask

A living halloween mask, one of several created by a scientist.

Lord High Executioner

A nightmare from the Middle ages, this man is a court executioner who will let nothing stand in the way of his victims...not even time and space.

Masked Mutant

A comic book supervillain with the power to shapeshift, the Masked Mutant travelled to our world where he met his biggest fan...and tried to kill him.

Monster Blood

A mass of growing goo and monster of the "Monster Blood" series.


Voiced by: Annick Obonsawin (Television Series)

The Big Bad of the "Night Of The Living Dummy" series of books and currently the one reoccurring character to appear in the most books.

  • Ascended Extra: Didn't come to life until the very end of Night of the Living Dummy, after the heroes destroyed the main antagonist, Mr. Wood. The sequels obviously focus on Slappy, though he occasionally shares the spotlight with other dummies.
  • Bad Boss: The way he treats his intended "slaves" should say enough, but he also acts this way to Rocky.
  • Breakout Villain: Arguably the most well known villain of the series.
  • Demonic Dummy
  • Demonic Possession: Happens at the end of "Bride Of The Living Dummy", and possibly at the end of the TV adaptation of "Night Of The Living Dummy 3"
  • Determinator: His owners are always in for a surprise when they try to get rid of him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Slappy's Nightmare, even Slappy's disgusted by some of the antagonist's actions (pushing a child's wheelchair down a hill, for example).
  • Evil Redhead: Though he's a brunette in the books.
  • Expy:Of Chucky from Childs Play.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: His goal is to find human slaves, which he has made no progress with since his first appearance.
  • For the Evulz: Besides getting "slaves",this is pretty much his only motivation.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: His interactions with his female owners are pretty disturbing to read as an adult.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Laughably Evil: He's still a prick, but he's much more playful and mischievous than outright sadistic.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Besides being a raging misogynist, he also mocks people's weight and age. At least he avoids racism.
  • Villain Protagonist: Slappy's Nightmare is told from his perspective. Stine makes him slightly more sympathetic by paring him with an even worse antagonist.

Uncle Al

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