Characters: Hotel Transylvania
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Voiced by: Adam SandlerCount Dracula is the main protagonist and the owner of Hotel Transylvania and Mavis's overprotective father.
- Accidental Pervert: In the skeleton shower scene.
- Action Dad: Not seen as much in the first movie, but in the sequel he and his family completely curb stomp Bela and his army.
- Adaptational Heroism: He's much more of a Nice Guy than other incarnations of the character.
- 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 Cape: Its coolness was even lampshaded by Johnny in the first movie.
- 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.
- Break the Haughty: His own systems and party-planning were turned against him when the monsters found out he smuggled Mavis's boyfriend into the castle.
- Character Development: Dracula learns to let go of his Control Freak tendencies and allows Mavis to travel the world with Jonathan.
- Classical Movie Vampire: His physical appearance fits the trope to a T; slicked hairstyle, a black Ominous Opera Cape with a High Collar of Doom and a thick Eastern European accent. His personality is far from the classical sinister yet gentlemanly demeanor, though.
- Control Freak: Dracula plans out everything to the smallest detail.
- Cynicism Catalyst: His wife's death caused her husband to hate all humans and make some irrational decisions in regards to introducing Mavis to humans.
- 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.
- Disguised in Drag: He dresses up like a nurse so he can enter the delivery room and witness Dennis' birth.
- Doting Grandparent: He absolutely adores his grandson, Dennis.
- Doting Parent: As overprotective as he might be, he adores Mavis and she will always be his cute little girl in his eyes.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: A legendary vampire with black hair and pale skin.
- Fatal Flaw: His Control Freak has to numerous problems in both the first and second movie.
- Freudian Excuse: He hates humans and takes questionable measures to protect Mavis because his wife was killed by humans.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He never tried to hurt humans even back in the day and only wanted his family to live in peace as seen when he tried to talk the angry mob down. Even in modern times the most he does is try to scare Johnathan into leaving before warming up to him.
- Glamour Failure: As typical with vampires, he has no reflection. He also doesn't appear in photos.
- 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.
- Heroic Build: Dracula has a broad, muscular build and is a definite good guy.
- Hidden Depths: The ending of the first movie reveals Dracula is really good at rapping.
- Hopeless with Tech: He has a really hard time learning how to use a cellphone, mainly thanks to the (capacitive) touchscreen.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a nice fella. But he does have a few less than pleasing personality traits.
- Knight Templar Parent: Downplayed. Dracula was willing to trick his daughter into thinking humans were dangerous to keep her in the hotel...because he couldn't bare to lose the way her lost Martha. Plus, even before revealing what he had done, it was implied he was ashamed at what he done but what was too stubborn to admit it.
- 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.
- Like Parent Unlike Child: Zig zagged. Dracula hates and fears humans, justified because they killed his wife, leaving him to raise his daughter alone. His daughter Mavis, however, despite being told all her life that humans hate and fear monsters, is curious and adventurous, wanting to meet them and see the world. In the end, Drac relents because his daughter's happiness matters more to him, and because he gets to see with his own eyes that the world has changed since he was a young vampire in love.
- The Mourning After: His late wife Martha was the only woman he ever loved.
- Mundane Utility: Uses his telekinesis to change Mavis' diaper, every parent probably dreams of having that ability.
- Nightmare Face: When he's angry.
- Occult Blue Eyes: A legendary vampire with blue eyes.
- 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.
- In the sequel, Drac promises to keep his grandson, Dennis, safe no matter what.
- Parental Hypocrisy: He complains that Mavis is too overprotective of Dennis, when he was way more overprotective of her.
- Really 700 Years Old: Around since at least the 19th century.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The sequel shows him wearing a pinkish-purple pajamas.
- 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.
- In the sequel, he's an avid Dennis/Winnie shipper.
- Shipping Torpedo: Actively tries to stop Mavis and Jonathan from becoming an item.
- Single-Target Sexuality: His only true love was Martha.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: His sarcasm is quite prevalent throughout the story.
- Took a Level in Idealism: By the end of the first movie, Dracula has his faith in humanity restored thanks to Johnny.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes nicer to Jonathan after their bonding moments, and to humans in general after witnessing the monster parade for them.
- 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. In the sequel, it is revealed that he can also become a wolf and a snake.
Voiced by: Selena GomezMavis Dracula is the deuteragonist of Hotel Transylvania. She is Dracula and Martha's "teenage" daughter who turns 118 in the first film. By the second film, she is the wife of Jonathan and the mother of their son, Dennis as well as the only granddaughter of Vlad.
- Action Girl: Not seen as much in the first movie, but in the sequel she and her family completely curb stomp Bela and his army.
- Action Mom: In the sequel, she kicks some ass in the climax along her son and her father.
- 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?"
- Badass Adorable: Mavis a sweet, adorkable cutie. But, as the sequel demonstrates, she can kick ass.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mavis can be scary if someone makes her angry.
- Catch Phrase: "Holy Rabies!"
- Character Development: In the sequel, Mavis is more than willing to stand up to her father and his Control Freak nature.
- 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.
- Doting Parent: While she may be a little overprotective, she clearly adores Dennis and only wants what's best for him.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's a Perky Goth vampire girl with short black hair and pale skin.
- Expressive Ears: When she turns into a bat.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: She's the daughter of Dracula, but she would never hurt anyone. She only wants to get to know humans and see the world outside of the hotel.
- Give Him a Normal Life: She thinks what's best for Dennis is to raise him like a normal human and have him grow up in an ordinary human environment.
- Glamour Failure: She has no reflection and she doesn't appear in photos.
- Good Parents: Like Johnny, she loves Dennis very much and always look out for her son. Although, she can be a little overprotective over him.
- Happily Married: To Jonathan in the sequel.
- 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.
- The Ingenue: In the first film, she is wholefully innocent, gentle, sweet and often naive.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She has her father's blue eyes, but unlike him Mavis is naive, friendly and sweet.
- Interspecies Romance: With Jonathan. She's a vampire, he's a human.
- Intrigued by Humanity: Unlike her father, Mavis finds humans interesting and is excited to know about them and their activities.
- Irony: In the first film, Mavis is chafing under her father's overprotective attitude, as he wants her to stay safe in his castle and she only wants to go see the world. In the second, she is determined to take her son away from the castle for his safety, and is seemingly oblivious to the fact that Dennis wants to stay.
- 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: Mavis's "zing" was Jonathan.
- Mama Bear: Mess with Dennis, and Mavis will be pissed.
- Mayfly-December Romance: Unless Jonathan becomes a vampire himself, Mavis will long outlive him.
- Mundane Object Amazement: She treats a minimarket like an amusement park.
- Nice Girl: Mavis is an innocent, wholesome, soft spoken, and lovable person. Also, see her All-Loving Heroine section.
- Nightmare Face:
- Blink and you'll miss it, but when Dracula admits that the village was fake late in the film, Mavis makes a freaky angry expression with her eyes wide and bulging and her fangs bared. It must run in the family.
- A much more visible one in the sequel when she mimics her father's roar at a airport clerk. Its not very effective, but still...
- Occult Blue Eyes: Inherited from her father, the legendary vampire Dracula.
- Older Than She Looks: She's 118 years old, yet she looks like a teenager.
- Only Sane Woman: One of the most reasonable residents of the hotel.
- Overprotective Mom: In the sequel, she shows she takes after her dad in overprotective parenting. She has her father babyproof the entire hotel, refuses to let Dennis try out any monster activities as she thinks they're too dangerous for him and she considers moving out of the hotel and live with Jonathan's family so Dennis can grow up in a more safe place.
- Perky Goth: Comes off this way.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She doesn't get much sun, so this is to be expected.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Mavis's "zing" was Jonathan.
- 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.
- Super Strength: Even in bat form, she's strong enough to carry Jonathan and his giant backpack for huge distances at high speeds.
- Sweater Girl: While Mavis' sweater dress is very modest, it also shows off her curves.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite foods are wormcakes and scream cheese.
- Vegetarian Vampire: Like her dad, she only drinks blood from animals.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Same case as her father.
Voiced by: Andy SambergJonathan is the tritagonist of Hotel Transylvania He's the 21-year-old human backpacking his way across Europe and stumbles on the titular hotel. By the sequel, he has married Mavis and fathered a son, named Dennis.
- 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.
- Break Her Heart To Save Her: Sort of. Jonathan attempts this in the first film so that he won't drive Mavis and Dracula apart. He loves Mavis, but he cares too much about Dracula to leave him alone or to leave father and daughter estranged.
- 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.
- Genius Ditz: Implied. He can play the guitar, plan a massive party in half a day on no notice and possibly no prior experience, and took all of five seconds to figure out the numbers of all of the tables in Dracula's ballroom, and keep track while flying around.
- Good Parents: Like Mavis, he loves Dennis very much and always look out for his son. Johnny also qualifies as the Open-Minded Parent.
- Happily Married: To Mavis in the sequel.
- Henpecked Husband: In the sequel, he goes along with everything Mavis says and doesn't argue with her decisions, even if he doesn't agree with them.
- Hidden Depths: His first appearance portrays Johnny as a classic example of The Fool. However, his Genius Ditz section implies he's a lot smarter than what his usual demeanor implies.
- 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: Jonathan's "zing" was 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.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: He apparently grew up with six brothers, so sharing stuff isn't an issue for him. This may have been retconned, as only two brothers show up in the sequel (with family pictures in his parents' house suggesting they're all the brothers he has).
- 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.
- Mellow Fellow: His motto is "just roll with it".
- 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.
- Open-Minded Parent: Unlike Mavis, Johnny is okay with letting Dracula try and bring out Dennis' inner vampire and he honestly thinks Dennis would be happier living among monsters at the hotel instead of having to move to California with Johnny's human family.
- Papa Wolf: May not have the skills of Mavis and Drac, but he doesn't hesitate to enter into the fray to save his son in the climax of the second film.
- Phrase Catcher: "That's cool!"
- Red-Headed Hero: Curly, red hair and the deuteragonist.
- The Slacker: He calls himself this and is proud of it.
- The Social Expert: As of the second film, Johnny is in charge of making Hotel Transylvania more human-friendly. This results in more modern methods and incorporating more human-appropriate activities.
- Token Human: The only human of the main characters.
- Youthful Freckles: To show his fun-loving character.
Voiced by: Kevin JamesDracula's best friend and Mavis' favorite "Uncle Frank" is none other than Frankenstein—an oversized working man with an even bigger heart. It has been a long time since this monster stormed through the countryside, frightening villagers and constables alike. He is an unassuming married man who loves his adoptive family, Drac and Mavis. Imagine his surprise when he and his wife Eunice show up for Mavis' 118th birthday party and he is introduced to a cousin he has never met, Johnnystein (human Jonathan in a last-minute disguise).
- Berserk Button: FIRE!! BAD!!
- Big Eater: Something that was shown more in the sequel; Frank will eat anything he finds delicious.
- Big Fun: Shares it with Murray; dude's a major party animal.
- Frankenstein's Monster: You bet.
- 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 DrescherEunice is Frankenstein's beloved wife. What Frank lacks in forcefulness, Eunice more than makes up for.
- 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 BuscemiWayne is a werewolf, a miserable data processor by day and a put-upon father by night.
- Badass Decay: In-Universe. Wayne often complains about no longer being at his top, having lost most of the energy and fierceness of his younger days plus no longer being a good tracker.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The only thing he doesn't wear are shoes.
- Deadpan Snarker: Seems pretty exhausted by having a bunch of kids, so that's why he's deadpan.
- 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.
- Papa Wolf: A rather literal example. In the second movie, he attacks Bela to protect Winnie.
- Pushover Parents: Only Winnie respects him.Wayne: "Hey, kids, reel it in! You're only supposed to make Mom and Dad miserable!"
- 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 ShannonWanda is a werewolf and the wife of Wayne; she lives in a state of maternal bliss so contentedly that she can't see the mayhem caused by her innumerable brood of werewolf pups.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Like Wayne, the only item of clothing she doesn't wear are shoes.
- Doting Parent: Wanda always has an explanation for any destructive behavior shown by her pups, "since that's what kids do."
- Explosive Breeder: She and Wayne have already a lot of children, and she's pregnant during the events of the movie.
- Nice Girl: She's sweet, lovable and very maternal.
Voiced by: Sadie SandlerThe only daughter of Wayne and Wanda's many pups.
- Ascended Extra: One of Wayne's many kids in the first movie who was crucial to the climax of the film but nothing more beyond that. In the sequel, her role's expanded.
- Character Development: After seven years, Winnie didn't appear to physically change but mentally mature.
- Cute Monster Girl: Especially considering she's a cute werewolf puppy.
- 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.
- Girlish Pigtails: She ties her hair in little twintails, identifying her as the only female werewolf pup.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Winnie has a massive crush on Dennis and she says she loves his "strawberry locks".
- Interspecies Romance: Winnie is a werewolf pup who has a huge crush on Dennis, a half-human/half-vampire hybrid.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She says she has 300 brothers.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Dennis certainly is impressed by her set.
- The Nose Knows: Wayne calls on her to sniff out Johnathan's scent when he cites years of diaper changes have muddled his sniffing capabilities. Not only does she manage to track the smell effortlessly, she can do so to the tiniest detail such as what cab Johnathan got into, where he was heading, even what airplane he was getting on.
- Only Sane Woman: Of all her brothers, she is apparently the only one who is serious.
- Outnumbered Sibling: Only daughter of Wayne and Wanda's wolf pups.
- Puppy Love: An almost literal example with Dennis in the sequel, with her having an obvious crush on him.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: She's cute enough to make even the toughest and manliest of hearts vaporize.
- Satellite Love Interest: In the sequel. Her role is reduced to "Dennis' friend who has a huge crush on him".
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: In the sequel, Winnie has a crush on Dennis (often referring to him as her "zing"). Why? Because he's the nicest boy she's ever met.
- Suddenly Voiced: In the scene where she sniffs Johnny's shirt, she describes where he is.
Voiced by: N/AThe Werewolf Kids (also called werewolf pups and wolf pups) are the children of Wayne and Wanda. Most of them appear to be male, but it is unknown exactly how many of them there are.
- Badass Adorable: They help take out Bela and his army in the sequel's climax.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Unlike Winnie, they are the most ill-behaved and show no respect towards their father.
- Dark Is Not Evil: They all wear black t-shirt (some with skull patterns) and they aren't the most well-behaved, but they are on the side of good.
- Rule of Symbolism: "The disorder they cause in the hotel provides the audience with insight into how uncomfortable Dracula gets when he loses control over something," says head of story Kaan Kalyon.
Voiced by: David SpadeGriffin, also known as the Invisible Man, who only wears glasses to be seen. He uses his invisibility to surprise people and to help him during fights.
- Alone Among the Couples: In the sequel, all his friends have found someone except him. This results in Griffin claiming he does have an invisible girlfriend, but nobody buys it. Fortunately, he meets a real invisible woman in the end.
- Ambiguously Bi: Griffin greets Dracula by pinching his butt and then calling him irresistible, but meets an invisible woman (presumably) in the sequel.
- Butt Monkey: Attacked by wolf pups, publicly embarrassed in the swimming area, and much more.
- Deadpan Snarker: The second snarkiest, after Dracula.
- Expressive Accessory: His glasses seem to bend and distort with his emotions.
- Invisible Jerkass: He seems to be fond of Comedic Sociopathy; at least in the beginning.
- Invisible Streaker: His presence is indicated by a pair of floating Eye Glasses, and the one time he wears clothes is for the sake of a gag where he gets his pants pulled down and claims shrinkage. Later on, while preparing for the main event, he powders his ass just to make it clear there's nothing else there.
- 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.
- Shout-Out: His name is the same as the original invisible man.
Voiced by: Cee Lo Green (first movie), Keegan-Micheal Key (sequel)Murray the Mummy is a big bandaged guy, who's actually larger-than-life.
- Big Fun: Along with Frank, the most jovial and light-hearted.
- The Big Guy: Shares this role with Frank.
- Dead Weight: Murray is technically dead, but is the heaviest (after Frank).
- Dishing Out Dirt: Not intentionally but his arrival to the hotel in the first movie saw him coming in via a mound of sand much to Dracula's annoyance. He attempts to summon a sandstorm in the sequel, but throws his back out halfway through.
- Nice Guy: Murray is a friendly and good-natured mummy.
Voiced by: Jackie SandlerMartha was the wife of Dracula and the mother of Mavis. She got killed by a mob of humans while trying to hide. She died when there was a fire.
- Dead Hand Shot: In the fire scene, her hand is seen dropping to the ground briefly before cutting to white.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: While she was alive, Martha was a caring mother.
- The Lost Lenore: Her death is the cause of her husband's hatred for humans and over-protectiveness of their daughter.
- Missing Mom: She died when Mavis was a baby.
- Nice Girl: Martha was kind, caring, and protecting.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Martha's "zing" was with Dracula.
Voiced by: Jon LovitzQuasimodo Wilson, the former Hunchback of Notre Dame, is now the gourmet chef at Hotel Transylvania. He has a pet rat named Esmeralda and is the main antagonist of the first film.
- Badass: Takes on a squad of castle guards and the gargoyle waiters and manages to evade them easily.When you bump with the hump, you land on your rump!
- 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. He more of a minor nuisance if anything and Dracula deals with him very quickly when he tries to cook Jonathan.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He doesn't appear in the sequel (probably because Drac fired him for his attempts to cook Jonathan).
- Evil Chef: The head chef who has major hatred for humans (as opposed to the fear the other monsters have) and not above trying to cook them.
- 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.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He kidnaps Jonathan with the intent of baking him into a pie.
- In Name Only: Doesn't have much in common with Victor Hugo's tragic misunderstood monster.
- Jerkass: The least likable character in the movie.
- Large Ham: Prone to over-the-top dramatics.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Said Gargoyle waiter takes advantage of him being frozen from Dracula's power by sticking his finger up his nose.
- Nice Hat: His chef hat.
- Voiced by: Asher Blinkoff, Sunny Sandler (as a baby)
- All of the Other Reindeer: Downplayed. Dennis is teased by his cousins, but is loved by his parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncles. He also is loved by his monster surrogate family and his best friend (and possible crush), Winnie.
- The Baby Of The Bunch: Dennis is the youngest of his cousins and both sides of his family.
- Badass Adorable: Once his vampire powers awaken, the adorable little Dennis beats the crap out of Bela in bat form, completely on his own.
- Berserk Button: Whatever you do, do NOT hurt Winnie in front of him. Bela did, and it was probably the biggest mistake he ever made.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Dennis is the sweetest little boy ever, but you wouldn't want to get him angry. Bela learns the hard way.
- The Cutie: Quite the adorable sprite.
- Dhampyr: Half-human and half-vampire.
- Die or Fly: Dracula tries to force Dennis to learn how to fly by throwing him off a high tower. It doesn't work, but Dracula catches him on time.
- Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Inverted. His mother is a full-fledged vampire, his father is a human.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: He got his mother's blue eyes, and he's an innocent, adorable little cutie.
- Instant Expert: Despite only just getting his vampire powers, he seems to master them pretty quickly during his fight against Bela.
- Interspecies Romance: With Winnie. He's a half-human/half-vampire hybrid and she's a werewolf pup.
- Nice Guy: Dennis is a sweet kid.
- Occult Blue Eyes: He got the blue eyes of his vampire mother and grandfather. In the climax, he reveals he does have vampire powers.
- Puppy Love: Winnie has a crush on him and although Dennis claims she's only a friend he does appear to have a thing for her.
- Red-Headed Hero: He got his father's red hair and friendly nature.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's a miniature Johnny with Mavis' blue eyes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Dennis really likes avocados
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: His vampire powers finally awaken when he and Winnie are attacked by Bela and Winnie gets hurt protecting him.
- Wise Beyond His Years: Despite his age, Dennis seems to understand what's going on around him better then adults think and is capable of buckling himself and cutting open an avacado on his own.
- Voiced by: Mel Brooks
- Age Without Youth: He is the first vampire shown on screen that shows signs of senility like a human would and his teeth are actually dentures. All other vampires we see look like adults or kids.
- Deadpan Snarker: Makes his opinions of the hotel, Murray, and just about anything else clearly known.
- Heel-Face Turn: Goes from hating humans and the idea of being related to them to saving Johnny from being killed by Bela.
- Heel Realization: Doesn't seem to understand at first just how badly he's hurt his great-grandson, until Drac and Mavis lay into him for it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Vlad may not be the nicest, but he was willing to protect his human family after he finds out that his great-grandson is half-human.
- The Nose Knows: With one sniff, Vlad was able to know that Linda and Mike (who were dressed up as zombies), "smelled funny"; getting a small hint that they weren't actual monsters, but he was distracted by Frank to pay much heed.
- Papa Wolf: Oh yeah. Changes the view he's had of humans for hundreds if not thousands of years in roughly two minutes, because his great-grandson is half-human, and doesn't hesitate to hit his most loyal minion with a Fate Worse Than Death for daring to attack a human that his son and granddaughter love.
Voiced by: Jonny SolomonBlobby is a speechless, green, Blob Monster with floating eyes and is one of Dracula's customers.
- Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Steve" in the first movie, but it was changed to "Blobby" for the sequel.
- Ascended Extra: He was one of the memorable background characters in the first movie with barely any effect on the plot, but in the sequel he is given an expanded role alongside the main characters. He's even given shared billing in promo material and trailers.
- Blob Monster: He's a living mass of green jelly.
- A Lizard Named Liz: A Blob Monster named Blobby.
- The Speechless: He cannot speak, so his character is entirely conveyed through pantomime.
- Sudden Name Change: In the first movie, his name was Steve. It was never said out loud in the film.
- Voiced by: Rob Riggle
- Ax-Crazy: Per his Berserk Button of humans, he basically has no issue with murdering anyone that affiliates with, or is human.
- Berserk Button: He really doesn't like humans.
- Big Bad: Of the second film.
- Fantastic Racism: He has a strong and irrational hatred for humans, for some reason.
- Fate Worse Than Death: After his colony of bat monsters is driven off by the Draculas, Bela tries to take revenge by killing Jonathan, the easiest target and one that would hurt all the Draculas. Vlad stops him, but instead of killing him, he shrinks Bela down to mouse size and lets the wolf cubs have him.
- Knight of Cerebus: It doesn't last long, given how outclassed his species is against the Draculas, but Bela is pretty much the first real bad guy encountered (notwithstanding the angry mob that killed Martha). He's genuinely threatening to those weaker than him.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Likely named after classic Dracula actor Bela Lugosi.
- No Indoor Voice: Bela is always yelling.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He and his friends serve Vlad, but are a lot different from Vlad, Drac and Mavis, most notably in that they're always demonic-looking. Also, Drac's hypnotism works on them when it doesn't work on more human-looking vampires.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are dark red.
- Would Hurt a Child: Bela showed no problem with hurting Dennis and Winnie, and actually did hurt the latter.