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Characters: Grim Tales from Down Below
List of characters from Grim Tales from Down Below

Note: Only list characters that have a significance to the story. If it's a cameo, leave 'em out.
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     Main Cast 

Junior (a.k.a Grim Jr)

The main character of the story and Grim and Mandy's son. Prince of the underworld.

  • Big Brother Instinct: It takes awhile to fully take root but when it finally does...
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Implied though he heavily denies it.
    • By the end of the series he seems more accepting of it. When the series renewed they seem to have worked out a brother-sister version of a Two Girl Romantic Friendship. However Mimi is also his crush so there could be a love triangle in the works...
  • Brought Down to Badass: Offers up his demon powers in the non-canon sequel story Afterbirth in an attempt to regain his sister's love. It works.
  • Cute Monster Boy: As far as a skeleton goes.
  • Dem Bones: A living skeleton like his father. His spirit form is more human looking though. Because he was originally human, but Grim's plans called for killing him and bringing him back as a reaper.
  • Driven by Envy/The Resenter: Towards Minnie, combined with The Unfavorite. He also hates that Nergal Jr. (his godfather) shows more attention and love towards her, though it is later justified as Nergal Jr. is Minnie's biological father.
  • Expy: A combination of Shinji Ikari, Ichigo Kurosaki, and Jackie Estacado.
  • Future Badass: From the Afterbirth previews, he seems to have gotten far more skilled, though this story was later "de-canonized".
  • Go Through Me: After Mandy drains the dark energy out of Mimi, reverting her to her human form and orders her to be disposed of. Junior, tired of her callousness, stands in front of Mimi and refuses to move even when Mandy starts physically beating him.
  • Grew a Spine: Pun aside, he made a daring choice to summon his demon-reaper powers to defend a weakened Mimi from a pissed-off Mandy. It's also because he made that choice that Mandy actually decides to spare Mimi.
  • Grim Reaper: Like father, like son.
  • Heel Realization: Though it takes a trip through the afterlife for him to finally realize he's been a brat.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Is a walking skeleton with the powers of an Eldritch Abomination attached.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Against a mind-controlled Minnie.
  • Loser Protagonist
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: His Nergal powers.
    • In human form he has one blue and one grey eye to represent this.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Its due to his jealously that the comics events happened.
  • One-Winged Angel: Was about to get serious here before a Cooldown Hug.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Minnie's Nergal powers can take over him if he's not careful.
  • The Symbiote: His Nergal side has a mind of its own.
  • Talking to Themself: Talks and argues with his Nergal side.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets tossed aside by nearly every baddie he meets. Justified since he's still a kid and is still just getting used to his abilities.
  • The Unfavorite: He feels like this due to his sister's talents overshadowing him. In truth, it's not the case.
    • If what the Nergal symbiosis says is true, Junior standing up to his mother made him the favorite in her eyes.
  • The Hero
  • Warrior Prince

Minnie (a.k.a Mini Mandy)

Grim and Mandy's daughter though biologically Nergal Jr's her father, Junior's little sister, and princess of the underworld

Grim

The very same from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. In this universe, after years of unwilling servitude to the two title characters, he found he actully did like hanging around them, especially Mandy. At first he was unwilling to kill them, allowing Mandy to live into adulthood. He eventually gathered the nerve to reap her, but not before proposing to her first. She accepted and the two have the ruled the underworld since.

  • Bumbling Dad
  • Butt Monkey: Yeah even as the ruler he can't get a break. Not as bad as the TV show though.
  • Dem Bones
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's the Grim Reaper, his very purpose is to reap souls and take them to the other side, whichever that may be. That said, he is not a bad guy. He genuinely loves his children, and he wishes for peace among the other rulers of the underworld. The only really evil thing about him is that he has no problem with death as he is the one reaping them anyway.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He actually calls Mandy out for letting Mimi get close to the Hand of Horrors knowing full well what it can do.
    • He gives another to her for not helping Blossom and Mimi during their hour of need in the past
  • The Good King: When compared to Mandy, anyway.
  • Good Parents: He loves his children, Even when he knows that known of them are biologically his, Since being Death he is incapable of creating life.
  • Grim Reaper: Duh.
  • Henpecked Husband: Well, when your wife is Mandy...
  • Papa Wolf: Loves his kids very much and will do anything to protect them.

Mandy

Grim's wife and mother to Junior and Minnie. After years of bossing Grim around, she found out he had grown an attachment to her and Billy. As such, she was immortal since he kept prolonging her life and she grew into powerful woman until Grim finally gathered the nerve to reap her. She married him instead and became ruler of the underworld alongside him. She had an affair with Nergal Jr. at one point which resulted in Minnie, which Grim was aware of, though he wasn't happy about it.

Dani and Manny

Two new additions to the Grim household born in between the end of "What About Mimi?" and "Afterbirth''. They are the product of Mandy and Dark Danny sleeping together. As such they have ghost powers. Due to "Afterbirth" being ruled non-canon, their future in the series is in doubt, though "Elements lifted from Afterbirth may manifest in the official work later, in some form", so they may still appear, especially given Mandy's sleeping with Dark Danny in "What About Mimi?".


     Allies and Extended Family 

Clockwork

The temporal ghost from Danny Phantom. Acts an an observer and guide to Junior during his spiritual trip. Hinted that he knew what was to come (he a ghost of time after all). Grim doesn't seem to like him much.

Dark Danny

Danny Phantom's evil future self from The Ultimate Enemy. Clockwork released him in preparation for the coming events, with the threat that he'll erase him from existence (as D.D. exists outside of time now due to Danny's actions in the movie) if he gets out of line. Helps to fight against Minnie's monster form.

  • Ax-Crazy: His demeanor seems to have slightly deteriorated from his stay outside time.
    • Actually, he was this combined with Omnicidal Maniac before going outside of time. If anything, he's more mellow compared to his previous actions.
  • Anti-Hero: Really just in it cause he has no choice.
  • Badass: Let's face it. To stand up to an Eldritch Abomination and actually subdue it when the entire army of the Underworld couldn't, you earned this title.
  • Big Damn Heroes
  • Jerk Ass: The biggest in the series. Though compared to how he acts here in the comic to how he was in the show, it's clear his imprisonment (and Clockwork's threat to erase him from existence) have greatly mellowed him out.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken
  • Mr. Fanservice: We see him shirtless quite a lot in What About Mimi?
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!

Lord Pain

Grims/Mandys General and Leader of the Castle Guards. He may actually be Juniors biological father. This is hinted at when he losses his helmet in What about Mimi as his face and Juniors look very similar.

  • Undying Loyalty: Both figuratively and physically as he won't die unless Grim lets him.
  • Carry a Big Stick: His signature Weapon is his Mace.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has Tattoos of Mandy on his back (used to be of Grim but changed in the original series)

Nergal

An otherworldly creature who has relations to Grim and Mandy. Comes to help out when Minnie's monster form runs rampant. Also has bad blood with Grim. The one present though seems to just be a spiritual apparition connected to the real one.

Nergal Jr.

Nergal's son, uncle to Junior and Minnie And Minnie's true father. Also comes to help out the group against Minnie's monster form.

Her/Mimi

Him and Blossom's daughter. At first a voiceless and armless girl whom Junior meets while wandering a frozen tundra. However this turned out to be a trap of Him to lure Junior to him. Once revealed, she transforms into a more devil like creature. She turns against Him and helps Junior and Minnie escape once Jeff is threatened.

Jeff the Spider

Billy's "son" and Mimi's Nanny. Due to this he is at service of Him as he hopes Him can grant his wish of having his "father" love him. Despite this though, he still kind to a fault which plays a role in Junior and Minnie's escape from Him.


     Villains 
It is somewhat difficult to distinguish between 'heroes' and 'villains' at this point, as almost all of the currently active characters are despicable in some way or another. Junior, Jeff and ironically Death represent rare exceptions to this rule.

Lock, Shock and Barrel

The resident mischief makers of Halloween Town as well as Ooogie's minions. They befriend Junior while he mucking around by himself, who would later go on to explain how his parents got together to the three. However the whole thing is a trap to lure Junior to Oogie so he can take Junior hostage. The plan almost works, but they don't expect Minnie to come to Junior's rescue nor Ooogie actually murdering her. And especially don't expect Junior gaining Minnie's powers and using it to rip out their souls.

Ooogie Boogie

A evil resident of Halloween Town who is trying gain the title of the most scariest creature. However upon hearing that the Grims were in Halloween Town he changes his plans to try to usurp his position by kidnapping Junior and holding him hostage. Minnie comes to his rescue instead and easily handles Ooogie But thanks to Junior's callousness at being rescued by her, it gives Ooogie time to catch Minnie off guard and kill her. This however had the repercussion of Junior gaining her powers and using it to absolutely annihilate Ooogie.

  • Karmic Death: He wanted the power of Grim, he got it.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Well lets face it, Oogie was already a prick. But killing Minnie cemented how far he was willing to go.

Him/Kare

The second baddie that Junior comes across (this time during his spiritual trip) and one of the PPG's toughest foes. He too is also after the power of the Grim family since he is at odds with them for the position for the underworld. As such he takes over Minnie's spirit and tries to use her to kill Junior. Things don't exactly go as planned however. When that plan goes south, he sends his daughter Mimi into the Grim family household to retrieve something for him which was revealed to the Hand of Horrors (as seen in the B&M movie The Big Boogie Adventure).

  • Abusive Parents: He cut off his own daughter's hands. And in the WhAM comic, he then beheads Jeff in front of her and threatens to torment his soul if she doesn't do what he says.
    • Taken even further in the GTFO comic. Before he cut her hands off, he made her kill her own mother
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Kind of. In the original series, Him's attire and speech pattern was more feminine and is Camp Gay. The web comic version dresses more masculine and is willing to physically do his own dirty work.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: He said to his daughter that if she betrayed him for selfish and petty reasons, he would've been proud.
  • Big Bad for the entire series.
  • Cool Shades: Part of Bleed's envision of him.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Like how he is in canon.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Minnie's feeling for Junior and twists it into hate. Huh sounds familiar.
  • No Sell: Took a freaking grenade with the power of a nuke and didn't do jack to him.
  • One-Winged Angel: Oooh boy.
  • Satan: Although at one point he claims "neither Lucifer nor God will get in my way," so somewhat ambiguous.
  • Shout-Out: Is it just me, or does he sound a bit like Commodus in this page?
  • Took a Level in Badass: Definitely not the fufu villain the PPG faced.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offer it to Junior and of course is refused.

Boogieman

The Boogieman from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Partners with Drax.

Drax/Dexter

A human with a genius-level intellect. Partners with Boogieman.

Empheles

A Basilican revived by Drax with cybernetics. Follows orders from Boogieman and Drax.


     Others 

Irwin

The nerdy friend of Billy and Mandy. Is shown in Mimi's flashback as one of the few last heroes left on Earth thanks to being half-mummy and half-vampire.

Hoss Delgato

A renegade monster hunter. Sometimes friend, sometime enemy of Grim, Billy and Mandy. He too is shown in Mimi's flashback as one of the last remnants of Earth's heroes.

Raven

According to Mimi's flashback, she was part of Megaville's last line of heroes alongside Irwin and Hoss Delgado, and plays an important role as Mimi's chief caretaker.

  • Abusive Father: Knows Him is planning to use his own daughter as a tool to his evil plans. He doesn't deny it, and compares it to how her own father used her as a portal.
  • Back Stab: How Him stopped her initial attack on the golem.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Zig-Zagged. Mimi gets her good during the birthday party food fight, but unlike most babysitters, Raven has no problem returning it in kind to her charge.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Inverted here; Raven implies she transformed herself so Mimi could have a cute mascot for her birthday party.
  • Berserk Button: If you watched the animated series, you know that bringing up her father is a real sore subject for Raven, as Him clearly demonstrates.
    • Trying to harm or take Mimi away, also a bad idea.
  • Death by Cameo
  • Eye Scream: Gave the lava golem one heck of a shiner when it tried to take Mimi.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Gives Mimi a verbal slap to the face when she's crying for her mother Blossom to be at her birthday party. YMMV on whether it's justified, given what Mimi endures the rest of the time.
    Raven: HEY! THAT'S ENOUGH OF THAT! Your mom's busy trying to keep the world safe, which entails that she's out there trying to keep you safe! So get that through your head and stop throwing a fit like a spoiled little brat! You're a year older already, so grow up!
    Mimi: *Fiery Death Glare*
  • Fridge Horror: In Mimi's flashback, Grim states that because of the traitor in the midst of Megaville's heroes, only a ragtag group of heroes (Irwin, Hoss Delgado, and Raven) remained to fight off evil forces. The fact that Raven was one of the last three remaining heroes against Him implies that none of her friends survived with her up to that point.
  • Heroic BSOD: Has one after Him kills Irwin and tosses him at her feet. ]
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Along with Hoss to kill HIM. Didn't take.
  • Honor Before Reason: Him offered Raven a chance to join his side so she can take care of Mimi while he handles his "hectic schedule". Raven knows what his plans for Mimi are if she surrenders and succinctly tells Him off.
  • Like A Daughter To Me: Given what she's been through, it's no real surprise that Raven became so attached to Mimi. She protected her just as much as any real Mama Bear would.
  • Mama Bear: More like a surrogate Mama Bear, but just as vicious in defending Mimi, as the lava golem found out here.
  • Posthumous Character
  • She's All Grown Up: Well in the original Teen Titans comics she was already well into this. But seeing as this is based on the TV series where she was about 13-14, it counts.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: It's Raven, so this normally goes without saying, but the contrast between her snarky food fight with Mimi and cleaning the girl up, admitting she was Not so Above It All, and giving loving words of encouragement about Jeff certainly exemplifies this.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A gold pendant, because she wasn't able to get Mimi that ruby necklace she wanted to. Mimi wears it on her forehead as a chakra gem.

Blossom

The mother of Mimi and former leader of the Powerpuff Girls, briefly seen in a flashback in What About Mimi

Mina Harper

Young ward and friend of Count Vlad, now a vampire-in-training after being bitten by him, but apparently not by choice. Signed a contract with Him and fought Mimi in a battle where winning would mean she regained her human life/soul, but lost and forfeited the Count's castle according to Him's terms.

  • Broken Pedestal: Considering the main series where she practically adored Vlad as a child, him turning her into a vampire against her will has certainly disillusioned her over the years.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: With a touch of What the Hell, Hero?, when she calls out Vlad on turning her into a vampire against her will and trying to gloss it over by training and teaching her his ways, thinking she'd forget about her old life.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Despite Mina pulling out a number of impressive transformations during the fight, Mimi pretty much had her number from the start.
  • Death Seeker
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in AfterBirth as one of the children killed by the Boogyman.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Mina feels this way about being a vampire. Having to feed on human essence, essentially imprisoned in the Count's castle, and living forever in her undead, seven-year old body? She would've preferred the Count leaving her for dead instead of turning her.
  • Kick the Dog: Implied by Him that even if Mina had won, it would take something far more valuable than a "rundown, old castle" to restore her human life...another human life for instance.
  • Making a Splash: Subverted. Her "mist powers" come from her vampire half.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Played straight in terms of the qualities of a vampire that Vlad has. She has his strengths (Transformation, immortality, flight, etc.) and his weaknesses (Garlic, aversion to sunlight, need for life sustenance, etc.).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played straight during the fight with Mimi, but inverted while confronting the Count about her immortality; the latter is less evil and more a mix of frustration and sadness, tinted slightly by anger.
  • The Ageless: Not necessarily 700 years old, but Mina's been stuck in the undead body of a seven-year old long enough that's it made her yearn for human life again.
  • Troubled, but Cute
  • Unwanted Rescue: Whatever the accident was that forced the Count to make Mina a vampire, Mina felt it would've been better if he had just let her die.
    • It was probably wanted at the time as Mina was still a child when it happened. But as her mind grew while her body didn't, she came to resent it.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Mina's in the same state as Minnie, undead and unable to grow up. It drives her enough to risk Vlad's castle/home in a fight with Mimi where her winning would mean getting her human life back. She loses.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Part of her power set that usually seen with the classical vampires. She can change into a wolf, mist and a bat from what was seen.

Count Vlad

The Dracula Expy of Mina and The Count fame, who now resides in the Underworld with Mina as his vampire ward. Not necessarily by her choice.

Hunson Abadeer

Marceline's "death-less" dad and friend/associate of Him/Kare.

Chi

Aku's daugther, princess of City of Aku and a very close friend of Mimi.

Aku

Shapeshifting Master of Darkness and father of Chi. Aku controls the City of Aku having retired from world domination.

Demongo

One of Aku's former elite henchmen. After being defeated by Jack, he was left powerless and is now nothing more then a floating head given to Chi as a assistant as punishment for his failure.

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