Characters: Hotel Transylvania
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Voiced by: Adam Sandler
- Accidental Pervert: In the skeleton shower scene.
- Adorkable: Dracula is a HUGE, utterly sweet dork as a father, and later grandfather.
- Airplane Arms: He runs with his arms extended behind him.
- Anti-Hero: He's very manipulative and loud, and strict about the rules, but he's a nice guy who would do anything for his family.
- Badass In Charge: He runs the titled hotel and is the de facto leader of the monsters.
- Brainy Brunette: He's able to handle a hotel since his daughter was a toddler.
- Character Development: Dracula learns to let go of his Control Freak tendencies, and allows Mavis to travel the world with Jonathan.
- Classical Movie Vampire: And how.
- Control Freak: Dracula plans out everything to the smallest detail.
- Dark Is Not Evil: So long as you don't piss him off, he's a swell guy.
- Deadpan Snarker: The most sarcastic character in the entire film.
- Defrosting Ice King: He comes to genuinely like Jonathan.
- Doting Grandparent: He absolutely adores his grandson, Dennis.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Good Parents: Oversensitiveness aside, Mavis couldn't ask for a better dad.
- Happily Married: Dracula had a loving relationship with his wife, Martha. Making her death at the hands of humans even more tragic.
- Hidden Depths: The ending reveals Dracula is really good at rapping.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a nice fella. But he does have a few less than pleasing personality traits.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's a good guy, but is more of an anti-hero.
- The Leader: Of the titled area and the monsters.
- Mundane Utility: Uses his telekinesis to change Mavis' diaper, every parent probably dreams of having that ability.
- Nightmare Face: When he's angry.
- Our Vampires Are Different: This Dracula doesn't drink human blood because "you have no idea where it's been" reason.
- Overprotective Dad: Until he lets Mavis and Jonathan live their relationship.
- Papa Wolf: Drac risked burning to death just to make Mavis happy.
- Really 700 Years Old: Around since at least the 19th century.
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: Spending time with Jonathan and befriending him makes Dracula see that he isn't a bad person and makes him realize that maybe not all humans are bad.
- Being cheered on by the humans at the monster festival helps even more.
- Shipper on Deck: After spending time with Johnny and reading Martha's letter, Dracula realizes his mistake and goes with his friends to get Johnny, so he and Mavis can be together.
- Shipping Torpedo: Actively tries to stop Mavis and Jonathan from becoming an item.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: His sarcasm is quite prevalent throughout the story.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes nicer to Jonathan after their bonding moments.
- Tragic Bigot: He has a lot of contempt for humanity because their hatred of monsters led to Martha's death. Hanging out with Johnny makes him see that not all humans are evil.
- Vampire Vords: Was there any doubt of this?
- Vegetarian Vampire: Human blood is too fatty. And you never known where it's been.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: To turn into a bat. He can also change back fully clothed.
Voiced by: Andy Samberg
- Accidental Pervert: Jonathan puts his hand through a female skeleton's rib cage, much to her indignation. Later, Dracula and Jonathan walk in on the same female skeleton in the shower and two fleas on their honeymoon.
- Adorkable: He's an American surfer-dude backpacker klutz who tends to ramble about random anecdotes from his travels, geeks out over the monsters (once he's through being terrified of them), is quite considerate of the feelings of others, and is a hopeless romantic. Mavis practically lampshades this trait when talking to Dracula:Mavis: "Phffft! No, come on, Dad, he's so weird and awkward, it's like 'are you an idiot or do you know you're adorable?'"
- Blithe Spirit: For the hotel.
- Butt Monkey
- Catch Phrase: "Just gotta roll with it."
- Chekhov's Gag: Jonathan's smelly old shirt.
- Cool Loser: He can play really good with a guitar.
- The Ditz: Comes hand and hand with also being The Fool.
- Fanboy: Of some of the most famous monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula, the Invisible Man.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted. He likes to have fun, but is generally laid back.
- The Fool: He seems to be fine with taking a picture of a couple that's crying, adventuring through a "spooky forest", and following a trail of zombies on fire to an "awesome castle". He is also seemingly completely unafraid of Dracula though this is because he thinks the hotel is having a costume party when he first shows up.
- Frankenstein's Monster: Not really, but he dressed like one.
- Freaky Is Cool: After getting over his initial terror of being trapped in a hotel of monsters, he wants to stay.
- Generic Guy: Johnny may act as the Blithe Spirit, but besides that and his love of monsters, there's really nothing "unique" about him as a whole.
- Idiot Hero: Well, more like "Idiot Deuteragonist". Just see his entry in The Fool section.
- In-Series Nickname: Goes by either "Johnny" or "Jonathan".
- Interspecies Romance: With Mavis. He's a human, she's a vampire.
- Keet: Always full of energy and life.
- Lovable Coward: Can't blame him for being initially terrified of Hotel Transylvania.
- Love at First Sight: With Mavis.
- Magnetic Hero: His good-natured attitude allows him to win many people over, even ones who greatly dislike him at first.
- Manic Pixie Dream Guy: For Mavis.
- Mayfly-December Romance: Mavis is just coming of age by vampire standards, but she's older than any living human and will long outlive Jonathan unless he becomes a vampire himself, which is only vaguely touched uponnote as a possibility.
- Messy Hair: Johnny's hair is curly, spiky, and appears to be regularly uncombed.
- Nice Guy: Laid-back, confident, thoughtful, and a romantic.
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others: He is the only human in Dracula's fake town.
- Red-Headed Hero: Curly, red hair and the deuteragonist.
- Token Human: The only human of the main characters.
- Youthful Freckles: To show his fun-loving character.
Voiced by: Selena Gomez
- Adorkable: Mavis gets quite giddy at the prospect of traveling the world or thinking about Jonathan.
- Affectionate Nickname: Called "Mavy-Wavy" and "Little Mouse" by her father.
- All Loving Heroine: She is always willing to help someone out, even if her own life is in danger. Proof of that is when she was at the "human" village. After all the threats the pitchfork-armed, torch-wielding "humans" made of burning her clothes, taking her candy, biting her toes and even shoving garlic bread in her face, she still offered her help when the "humans" were on fire.Mavis: "Holy rabies! You're on fire. Can I do anything? Can I help you?"
- Catch Phrase: "Holy Rabies!"
- Character Tics: When Mavis is happy and excited, she has a tendency to lean forwards on her tip toes with her hands spread out at her sides.
- Cute Monster Girl: More precisely, a cute vampire girl.
- Daddy's Girl: Lampshaded by the song Dracula sings to her during her childhood.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like her father, she wears all black, but is a definite good person.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Expressive Ears: When she turns into a bat.
- Hartman Hips: Mavis' sweater dress shows off hers quite well. However it's downplayed because she's still supposed to be barely an adult (by monster standards, anyway).
- Heroes Want Redheads: Falls in love with the redheaded human, Jonathan.
- Immortal Immaturity: She's a 118-year old vampire who acts like a 18-year old human. Apparently, her emotional maturity is as stunted as her physical development. Justified in that she has spent her entire life extremely sheltered and hasn't been allowed to see the world beyond the castle/hotel, and thus has had almost no opportunities to become wise over the years.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Inherited from her father.
- Interspecies Romance: With Jonathan. She's a vampire, he's a human.
- Large Ham: "This is all your fault!"
- Living Emotional Crutch: Dracula explicitly told her that he couldn't bare to lose her. Justified since she's his only child, and he promised his late wife he would always protect her.
- Love at First Sight: With Jonathan.
- Mayfly-December Romance: Unless Jonathan becomes a vampire himself, Mavis will long outlive him.
- Missing Mom: Her mother Martha was killed by humans by burning her.
- Nice Girl: Mavis is an innocent, wholesome, soft spoken, and lovable person. Also, see her all loving heroine section.
- Only Sane Woman: One of the most reasonable residents of the hotel.
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Perky Goth: Comes off this way.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- Really 700 Years Old: She's 118 years old.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Mavis falls in love with the Nice Guy Jonathan.
- Supernaturally Young Parent: In the sequel, she and Johnny have their first child, Dennis, but Mavis looks more like his sister than his mother. This is because Mavis is a full-blooded vampire and she doesn't age as quickly as humans do.
- Sweater Girl: While Mavis' sweater dress is very modest, it also shows off her curves.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She has a fondness towards scream-cheese.
- Vegetarian Vampire: Like her dad, she only drinks blood from animals.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Same case as her father.
Voiced by: Kevin James
- Berserk Button: FIRE!! BAD!!
- Frankenstein's Monster: You bet.
- Freaky Is Cool
- Gentle Giant: He's the biggest with a giant heart.
- Happily Married: Has a loving one with Eunice.
- Henpecked Husband: His wife constantly reminds about what he should and shouldn't do.
- The Lancer: Can also be The Big Guy.
- Nice Guy: Frank is generally an easy-going guy. Just don't show him fire.
- Unusual Eyebrows: His are stitches.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He can't stand fire. Just seeing it send him into a rage.
Voiced by: Fran Drescher
- Happily Married: Has a loving one with Frank.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is critical, brash and can have an 'in your face' attitude, but underneath it all, she's a loving family woman.
- Parental Substitute: Heavily implied to be a maternal figure to Mavis.
- Pink Means Feminine: Eunice wears dark pink high-heels.
- Skunk Stripe: A 60s style black and white hair.
Voiced by: Steve Buscemi
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The only thing he doesn't wear are shoes.
- The Cynic: Wayne's outlook on life in general is dismal as his ever-growing family normally gives him a lot of mental stress.
- Nice Hat: A hat with narrow stripes, which is only seen in official artwork.
- The Smart Guy: His job is a data processor.
- Wolfman: He's a werewolf who acts (in most ways) as a human man.
Voiced by: Molly Shannon
Voiced by: Sadie Sandler
- The Cutie: Due to being the youngest she also show signs of being cute like displaying an adorable position while sucking her pacifier atop a floating table during the disco scene.
- Daddy's Girl: The only daughter of Wayne and Wanda, as well as the only child who still respects her father.
- Only Sane Woman: Of all her brothers, she is apparently the only one who is serious.
- Smurfette Principle: Only daughter of Wayne and Wanda's wolf pups.
Voiced by: David Spade
- Ambiguously Gay: Griffin greets Dracula by pinching his butt and then calling him irresistible. Hmm..
- Butt Monkey
- Deadpan Snarker: The second snarkiest, after Dracula.
- The Heart
- Invisible Jerkass: He seems to be fond of Comedic Sociopathy; at least in the beginning.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Griffin may a sarcastic jokester, but he does care and love his friends.
- The Jester: Pulls pranks on his friends, especially Dracula.
Voiced by: Cee Lo Green (first movie), Keegan-Micheal Key (sequel)
Voiced by: Jackie Sandler
Voiced by: Jon Lovitz
- Badass: Takes on a squad of castle guards and the gargoyle waiters and crushes them.
- Bad Boss: Whenever Drac finds something wrong with his food, he takes it out on a gargoyle waiter, blaming them for it.
- Big Bad: The closest to one, anyway.
- Evil Chef: The head chef who doubles as the Big Bad.
- French Cuisine Is Haughty: He is French.
- French Jerk: He's a complete jerk with a thick French accent.
- Hate Sink: His role in a nutshell.
- In Name Only: Doesn't have much in common with Victor Hugo's tragic misunderstood monster.
- Jerkass: The least likable in the movie.
- Large Ham: Prone to over-the-top dramatics.