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A God Am I: Hinted at throughout the series, the group themselves are totally oblivious to this, at least until Skwisgaar starts to believe it.
All but established in the "The Doomstar Requiem"
The Alcoholic: Usually Pickles, but could potentially describe all of Dethklok.
Apocalypse Maiden: The Tribunal believes Dethklok has a connection to the eponymous end-of-the-world prophecy. Dethklok's music itself seems to cause insanity and chaos to ensue. The process that Dethklok's scientists developed for Dethklok to record music onto water causes entire landscapes to turn to blight.
Artist Disillusionment: In-universe, the band hates their fans. All of them. (Even the hot ones.) They also hate other people in the music industry. They even despise working on new albums. Offdensen has to keep forcing them to work so they meet release dates and don't slack off all the time..
Badass Crew: When their backs are against the wall (and they know and care about it), they'll take the threat down and protect each other in the process.
Mr. Fanservice: All of them, save Murderface. (The most popular among fans seem to be Skwisgaar, Offdensen, Toki, and Nathan).
Even Evil Has Standards: Just because they are the most brutal and metal band in all of existence doesn't mean they aren't capable of being horrified from time to time. Key points include their reaction to an insane fashion designer skinning live and emaciated models for leather and their horrific attempt at bringing their chef back to life.
Karma Houdini: Every member of the band is a sociopath in some way or another, and they are responsible for countless deaths. They almost never have to deal with long term consequences for their actions.
Lethal Klutz: Dethklok manage to kill fans at every show, the faulty and badly-conceived products they endorse cause countless deaths, and that's not even getting into the times when either they or their fans have people murdered intentionally.
Lonely at the Top: Poor Dethklok. Despite all their wealth and fame, they can't have real friends due to their Doom Magnet status. Lampshaded in "Dethdoubles".
Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Hoo boy. This was evident from the very first episode where they struggled to understand the concept of "grocery shopping", but it really hit the fan in the season 3 premiere, where, without Offdensen to manage them, they blow all their money on things like a giant Dorito-themed amusement park (not open to the public) and "the Super Tits Candy Snake Project", which was never completed or defined.
Sexual Karma: Averted. Despite the fact that the members of Dethklok are pretty much sociopaths, they have legions of women who want to sleep with them (well, except for Murderface, that is).
Spanner in the Works: If Dethklok didn't exist, the Tribunal would have conquered the world a long time ago.
The Call Has Bad Reception: Dethklok is oblivious to the their importance to the world until Season 4. The band thinks Nathan Explosion destroyed their album under the influence of tequila, when it turned out to be prophecy.
Ambiguously Bi: His legendary womanizing is practically his biggest character trait, but it's implied he had (multiple) threeways with Melmord, and following Dethklok's banter about the homo-eroticism of eating phallic-shaped foods, he comments "I would eat a hotdog. Just putting that out there."
Doing It for the Art: In-Universe; while recording his guitar parts for a new album, Skwisgaar hears a buzzing noise. It only happens while he stands on the ground, though. To avoid the buzzing, Skwisgaar skydives out of the Dethklok airship and records his guitar parts in mid-air. When Toki accidentally erases the only copy of Skwisgaar's track, guess what he has to do again...
Skwisgaar: "It may be the most dangerous thing I'll ever do in my lifes."
Toki: "Then whys you does it?"
Skwisgaar: "Because, I ams a tones chaser."
Dumb Blonde: Skwisgaar may be the fastest guitar player in the world, but when it comes to things other than music, he's just as clueless as the rest of the band.
Irony: Despite all the bickering he does with Toki, he's the one that let him into the band in the first place.
Jerk Ass: He's infamously arrogant, and regards all other guitarists with great contempt, since they'll never achieve his godly level of skill. Toki isn't exempt from this treatment, either.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On the other hand, he cares for Toki just as much. He even let Toki join Dethklok even after the others rejected him. It's just that caring is not "metal", according to Dethklok.
Jerk Ass Has A Point: Skwisgaar thinks that anyone else playing guitar besides him in a band is redundant since no one can play as well as he can, explaining his bad attitude towards Toki and Murderface. He may be right, though.
Out of Focus: Of all the bandmates, he seems to get the least amount of subplots focused on him, and has the least amount of his own songs.
The Perfectionist: Skwisgaar constantly plays songs on his guitar even when not on tour. One of the reasons why is because he wants to keep up his reputation as the fastest guitar player in the world, and has deep-seated fears and insecurities about losing his position to potential rivals like Toki.
Really Gets Around: A running joke is that he's not selective at all when it comes to groupies.
Cartwright Curse: Anyone or anything that Toki loves will die before the end of the episode. Fans, music teachers, pets, and even his father after he finally forgave him for a lifetime of abusive parenting. Only Doctor Rockso seems to have avoided this, though Joker Immunity may be preventing his death by Toki friendship.
Although his cat died because he let Pickles feed it booze, which was not a good idea.
Stepford Smiler: Toki seems to have developed this trait when talking about his father now that he's dead (he mentions that he's come to peace with his father's death while a clip of Toki watching his father drown and freeze to death at the same time under a lake of ice while a horrible Scare Chord plays).
Sweet Tooth: Especially when he was endorsing candy, eating only candy until he ended up falling into a diabetic coma. From that point on Toki has to worry about maintaining his diabetes.
That Makes Me Feel Angry: In "Dethmas", Toki blows up at the rest of the band, saying he's going to buy them gifts for Secret Santa despite being told it wasn't metal. Nathan's reaction sums it up:
Nathan: "I don't believe I've ever been spoken to like that before."
A Date with Rosie Palms: When Murderface considers a career in politics, Toki bumbles up and releases a whole series of pictures showing Murderface jerking off to the media, thus ending Murderface's political career before it even begins.
Ambiguously Gay: Murderface plays this trope hard — to the point where he flips out if it's even hinted that he is gay, yet his behavior in certain episodes (e.g. "Dethfashion", "Dethhealth") suggests that he is.
And Zoidberg: It is repeatedly stated that Murderface is the least popular and respected member of the band, to the point where many fans don't even recognize him as an actual band member at all. There are even times where the others turn off Murderface's amp for entire concerts without anyone noticing.
Catch Phrase: "Piss!" and other variants. Also "I was thinking... not very hard, mind you".
Caught with Your Pants Down: "Dethhealth" has a variation on this with Murderface. While he is getting the infamous "turn your head and cough" test administered, he imagines that a hot woman, not the doctor, has their hands on his penis. Hilarity Ensues.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's mostly a moronic, mooching Small Name, Big Ego, but the man can play bass with body parts that weren't meant to touch an instrument. He can also write music like the others, but he won't until his own money is in jeopardy.
Nightmare Fetishist: Is very interested in "morbid crap". His room is full of medieval torture devices.
Nobody Loves the Bassist: Comes in around season two where its revealed that Nathan often time edits out his tracks on albums. The finale of season two also saw Murderface get mocked by two groupies just because he's the bassist.
Snap Back: Whenever something bad happens to him, he is completely recovered by the next episode and no mention of the recovery is ever made. This includes being infested with parasites, dropped from a height of several stories into a mob of angry fans, having his junk broken, shaving his mustache, and having his face infected by a botched surgery.
The Load: Most of the time his base is mixed out of every song and his amp was shut off during a show and no one noticed. He's really only kept around because his negativity helps with the bands ability to make music they deem 'brutal' enough.
Except it wasn't. That was the doctor's goal in the first place.
Virus Victim Symptoms: Due to being pricked by a spiked armband, the end of "The Doomstar Requiem" sees him infected with a virus that's beginning to spread over his body. Salacia mentioned that their would be a traitor within the group and most likely he plans to take control of William for his own ends.
Vocal Evolution: A notable example. It took several episodes before Tommy Blacha could create an acceptable sound without stuffing his mouth with paper towels.
Pickles the Drummer (Doodily Doo, Ding Dong Doodily Doodily Doo)
The Alcoholic: Applies most obviously to Pickles, whose drinking manages to put even the other members of the band to shame. It seems to be a holy calling for him: when his former band reforms without him and headlines an anti-alcohol event, he takes it as a mortal offense.
All Drummers Are Animals: Zigzagged. He binges on more alcohol and drugs than the rest of the band, but he is also the most experienced and multi-talented, from his time in Snakes N' Barrels. By Season 4, he is one of the most responsible members of Dethklok.
American Accents: Being from WI, he speaks with a sort of a hybrid of Inland North and North Central accents.
Armor-Piercing Question: When Pickles is sent to rehab, the doctors sing "Why do you drink?!" until Pickles breaks down and blames his brother for his drinking habit.
Expy: Of Devin Townsend from metal band, Strapping Young Lad (appearance), Axl Rose (being the former front man of Guns N' Roses parody band, Snakes N' Barrels) and Roger Taylor (drum playing style according to Brendon Small).
Freudian Excuse: The reason Pickles drinks so much is revealed to be because his brother Seth burned down their garage and blamed it on him. His parents believed it.
Immune to Drugs: During Pickles' reunion tour with his old band Snakes n' Barrels, a radical new drug is introduced to the band, who then asks Pickles to do the drug with them before their first show. Snakes n' Barrels is completely destroyed by the drug; Pickles remains unharmed, however, since his growing up "smoking government weed every day" made him immune to just about any hard drug in existence and any drug to be invented. The only exception, for the sake of that episode, is the Yopo plant that the Amazonian natives use in Dethcarraldo.
Large Ham: In "Motherklok" during his dream sequence.
Man Hug: Pickles shares one with Nathan in the fourth season finale, after Nathan apologizes for destroying the master record and pursing Abigail, telling Pickles that what he wants more than anything is for the band to stay together. That means that man hugs are officially Metal.
Men Don't Cry: Pickles tells Toki that none of the band will talk about missing Offdensen because "Admitting sadness...makes you gay."
The Smart Guy: The smartest guy in Dethklok anyway. He's the most multi-talented of the group, because of his experience with Snakes N Barrels. It's implied that he's actually highly intelligent, he's just drunk and high all the time; flashbacks show him graduating (presumably college, since he left home at sixteen) and he's able to explain polymeters to Nathan.
The Unfavorite: In his family. What's worse, his conman, leech of a brother is the favorite.
"Well Done, Son" Guy: When Murderface tried to act fatherly to Skwisgaar, Pickles acted this trope, in part due to his own father's neglect.
Badass: Well, Magnus Hammersmith once stabbed him literally in the back. His reaction was to smash him to the ground and then beat the living shit out of him, while the dagger was still lodged in his back. Also, he kicks the ass of some dildo who was harassing Toki in one episode. It's so brutal that it covers the moon in blood, which is pretty fucking metal.
Barbarian Longhair: Well, he's descended from a cannibal tribe in South America, and he's often remarked as looking like Death Metal Native American. Also, whenever he plays a Viking in the music videos.
Break the Badass: At the very end of "Dethhealth" where Nathan and his dentist are on a hunting trip; the dentist blows his head off in a sudden act of suicide. Nathan's expression is priceless.
Big Beautiful Man: According to the Tribunal's chart in "Dethvanity", Nathan is considered the second-most attractive member of the band in-universe — even though the show often refers to him (and shows him) as overweight. In the same episode, he lets himself go hard and ends up breaking the hot tub.
Dreaming of Things to Come: This pops up on occasion, though they always come true; most notable is the infamous dream scene in "Dethhealth", which foreshadows the appointment with the suicidal dentist and the dentist's sudden suicide via Ate His Gun.
Even Bad Men Love Their Papas: It is revealed in season 3 that the two actually enjoy some quality time together when they get the chance. Which is quite amazing considering the shitty relationship the rest of the band has with their fathers.
Gagging on Your Words: Nathan's apology to Pickles in the season four finale. The effort it takes him to say "I'm sorry" is comparable to another person uprooting a tree stump with their bare hands.
Gentle Giant: While not a straight example, Nathan is more amiable and warm-hearted than his reputation and appearance would have you believe.
"This is MY band. You're MY stupid, dumb, *''pinch harmonic''* up, dysfunctional family, alright?!"
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Murderface's unfathomably bizarre scheme to to get in good with Serveta Skwigelf makes Pickles and Toki start directing all their pent-up daddy issues at him, Nathan slaps the crap out of them both and tells them to wake the (pinch harmonic) up.
Little "No": Due to running out of voice because Pickles forgot to record, what with being drunk and all.
Pickles: "But, here's the good news: I'm sorry."
Man Hug: Nathan and Pickles share one in the fourth season finale, after Nathan apologizes for destroying the master record and pursing Abigail, telling Pickles that what he wants more than anything is for the band to stay together. That means that man hugs are officially Metal.
Malicious Misnaming: Nathan has been called "Tonto" twice. Nothing good happened to the people who called him that.
Mundane Made Awesome: This is Nathan's reaction to Christmas in Dethmas. He's initially turned off by the idea of Toki wanting to put up a tree, etc., until he takes a moment to really look it over. He sees it as the corpse of a tree, further humiliated and desecrated by being strung up in Mordhaus and decorated. He feels the whole thing is pretty brutal.
In "Renovationklok", he invented a lighting system that allows people to turn on the lights by screaming.
Only Sane Man: Replaces Pickles as this from Season 2 onwards, where Nathan has proven much more reasonable, socially adjusted, and intelligent while Pickles becomes increasingly neurotic
Or So I Heard: Nathan claims this in regards to how he knows so much about previous failed Zazz Blammymatazz reunions.
Papa Wolf: Screw with his band mates, and he'll make you severely regret it.
Do NOT bully Toki. After a bully harassed Toki and took advantage of his diabetes, Nathan chased him down and destroyed any musical future the guy may have had by cutting up the nerves in his hands with a broken snow globe.
The Perfectionist: Nathan is willing to delete tracks, even entire albums if they don't meet his standards. It's actually counter-productive since people tend to get violent if an album is delayed.
Spanner in the Works: Unwittingly. Nathan's destroying the Master Record delayed the Tribunal's progress with the Falconback Project significantly as they needed a massive amount of funds for it to work.
The Stoic: In the sense that he's not really good with emotions. The others joke that if he ever had to honestly apologize, his internal organs would explode. They aren't far off; in the Season 4 finale, he goes into convulsions and vomits up blood while apologizing to Pickles for destroying their album and fucking Abigail.
Vocal Evolution: Music-wise, Nathan's singing voice started out as deeper and more guttural than it is now. This is Truth in Television - most death metal vocalists pitch up over time due to the stress being put on their vocal cords.
Weight Woe: Alongside Murderface. Nathan isn't happy with how he's let himself go.
Magnus Hammersmith (M.H., formerly known as The Unknown Member)
Big Bad Duumvirate: Serves as part of this in The Doomstar Requiem, alongside the Metal Masked Assassin.
Cry for the Devil: In the Klok Opera, the song Do It All For My Brother has a shot of Magnus looking sadly at a picture of him with Dethklok, seemingly when they first started and were all happy to be working with each other; while he was a horrible person and his ousting was justified, this shows he still viewed Dethklok as his best friends and that he was very hurt by their actions.
Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Happens to him courtesy of the Metal Masked Assassin in The Doomstar Requiem. He eventually frees himself and is left to bleed to death.
Jerkass: Massively! It's revealed in "Dethcamp" that he was forced out of Dethklok after being a raging douchebag to everyone and getting in a fight with Nathan, which he promptly lost.
Though he saved Toki's life in "Dethcamp", it is heavily implied that he did so not out of kindness. "Breakupklok" confirms that he is the Revengencers' inside man, and heavily implies that he is using Toki to give his allies access to Dethklok.
He ups it in the fourth season finale by kidnapping Toki and stabbing him.
Not What I Signed On For: Dips into this when he sees the Metal Masked Assassin kill Ishnifus Meaddle. Gets impaled for his trouble.
He showed signs of this during his first song in the Klok Opera. He has no intent to kill Toki and Abigail, and views Toki as another victim. He doesn't want to murder anyone, especially the band, but he does want them to suffer in obscurity like he has after being kicked out.
Red Baron: The Man Who Stands Behind Shadows, according to the prophecy.
Redemption Equals Death: At least he seems to believe so. Upon Toki and Abigail being rescued, he realizes how he has failed and how vastly he underestimated Dethklok's powers. Accepting his "role" as the villain, despite the fact that he'd most likely bleed to death from the impalement inflicted upon him by the Assassin anyway, he finishes the deed himself.
Revenge: He never got over being kicked out of the band despite giving the group every reason to do so. He has slowly been biding his time to get revenge on Dethklok, even joining the Revengencers. He achieves it during "Church of the Black Klok", as he kidnaps and stabs his replacement in the band, Toki.
The Resenter: Towards Toki, for taking his place in the band, and Dethklok in general for kicking him out (although their reasons were quite justified).
Battle Butler: Offdensen, who will kill someone personally if necessary.
"I'm not a butler. Whatever."
Beleaguered Assistant: Has shades of this on occasion. It's quite impressive that he even managed to stay sane what with Dethklok's Man Child tendencies and the rather appalling treatment they give him on a daily basis.
Big Damn Heroes: At the end of "Renovationklok", showing up at exactly the right time to prevent Dethklok from signing a new contract with a corrupt record executive.
Bond One-Liner: Loves trying to end meetings with these. They typically fall flat.
But Now I Must Go: Terminates his contract with Dethklok in The Doomstar Requiem, leaving to take the mantle as the new head of the Church of the Black Klok.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: When Offdensen got the everloving shit beaten out of him during the season 2 finale, the Metal Masked Assassin cut his cheek quite deeply. When Offdensen makes his triumphant return in the season 03 premiere, he has a scar from it. But after the premiere it is no longer visible, at least to the naked eye.
Green Eyes: Offdensen's generally fade from a hazel color to a light green.
No One Could Survive That: The fourth season finale revealed that he didn't, but not from the beating itself. He died because he witnessed Mr. Salacia brainwashing Gen. Crozier. He was revived and nursed back to health by the Church of the Black Klok.
OOC Is Serious Business: When he finally snaps at the band during "Doublebookedklok" for their stupidity, which he has almost never done before. The band runs away with the knowledge that they think they finally made Charles hate them.
Papa Wolf: As he put it when he first met the Masked Metal Assassin...
Offdensen: That's my bread and butter you're (guitar riff)-ing with!
Red Baron: The Dead Man, according to the prophecy.
Triang Relations: Type 3. Though all of Dethklok proposition her during "Going Downklok", it's Pickles and Nathan who are in direct competition for her. Nathan wins, but only after her vibrator's battery runs out. Unfortunately, this eventually leads to Pickles quitting Dethklok.
Yoko Ohno: It's even foreshadowed in the Tribunal segment during "Writersklok". She's the wedge that drives Pickles and Nathan apart, leading to Pickles quitting Dethklok.
The Dragon: Appears to be Mr. Salacia's second-in-command, and also the only one aware of his true nature.
Enigmatic Minion: Very little about his character has been revealed. His job description is vague ("political and spiritual specialist"). His title and appearance would suggest that he is some sort of monastic, but his religious affiliation is unclear. He seems very loyal to and trusted by Mr. Salacia, addressing him as "Master" and having telepathic access to his thoughts. Anything beyond that is anyone's guess.
Fiery Redhead: His hair is some shade of auburn, and he easily has the most attitude of anyone in the Tribunal. (ex. snarking at Crozier nearly every time they speak to one another)
The mysterious leader of the Tribunal. Although very interested in Dethklok's activities, the council is forbidden from interfering with or eliminating the band, under his specific orders. Disobeying him is a very, very bad idea, unless you don't need free will or organs anymore.
Villainous Rescue: Invokes this trope by saving Nathan, Pickles and Murderface from Crozier and Ravenwood.
We Wait: Salacia's favorite course of action concerning Dethklok. Heaven help you if he learns that you disobeyed him.
He abandons this approach in "Breakupklok", choosing to reveal himself to Dethklok and killing Roy Cornickelson in the process. Though oddly he doesn't get involved in the situation in ''The Doomstar Requiem" despite his plan needing all of Dethklok for it.
Your Head Asplode: One of his favorite methods of execution, usually coupled with removing internal or gans. So far Ravenwood, Crozier's soldiers, Roy, and some of the audience for Dethklok's final show have fallen victim to this.
Arch-Enemy: To Offdensen, ever since he beat him during his first attempt on Dethklok's life. MMA had it out for the manager ever since. He manages to gain the advantage in the next two meetings (he blindside Offdensen during a hospital charity gig and throws him out the window only for Offdensen to land safely on his feet. The second time he nearly kills him but Nathan knocks him out). Their last meeting however ended with Offdensen the victor though MMA manages to get away.
Graduated to singular Big Bad status in season 4, as he takes over the Revengencers, though it seems to be a duumvirate again in The Doomstar Requiem, with Magnus Hammersmith as the other half, until the Assassin impales him and very briefly retakes the status for himself.
You Killed My Brother: Wasn't intentional of the band. His brother was tripped by one of the roadies as he was trying to kill them and landed face first on William's codpiece. He still blamed them nonetheless.
The Voiceless: Succuboso Explosion, save Lavona. (They don't say anything besides "We are the vessels that hold the future", and always stand side to side. They're THIS close to being completely mindless).
What Happened to the Mouse?: Lavona and Succuboso Explosion haven't made an appearance and haven't even been mentioned since the season 2 finale. It is possible that Lavona died in the Mordhaus fire, but since she was never confirmed dead, it's still up in the air.
Abusive Parents: Subverted, they are actually very good parents to Nathan overall. Still, Rose can get drunk and embarrassing, while Oscar resents Nathan for making give up his drinking to raise him. Also, Rose once screamed at Nathan that he "ruined her vagina."
Either this was retconned, or Oscar and Nathan patched things up. In "Fatherklok," Nathan openly states that he loves his dad and that they often hang out together.
It was hinted that Explosion Sauce patched up their relationship.
Abusive Parents: Pickles constantly has to play "Well Done, Son" Guy to his parents, who favor Seth, Pickles' manipulative con-man of a brother. Calvert goes as far as to tell Pickles that he "...belongs in a garbage can" when he was a teen kicking him out of their home. It's also possible that all members of Pickles' family subjected him to mental and physical abuse as well.
N.G.O. Superpower: Seth, who as the president of Dethklok's fan club in Sydney, Australia, can pull resources he needs to protect him and his family from the Revengencers, even at the risk of the safety of city.
Abusive Parents: Aslaug, who was apparently a reverend, would regularly abuse and treat Toki cruelly. The level of physical and emotional abuse Toki endured from him was ridiculous, yet Toki loved his father enough to try to give him his dying wish.
Aborted Arc: The first appearance of the characters featured one of the Tribunal ranting that Toki's father was destined to kill his son. Instead it was the other way around.
Dumbass Has a Point: In "The Church of the Black Klok" He is absolutley right about Magnus Hammersmith.
Cassandra Truth: Though it doesn't help that it was mostly he was jealous of Toki hanging out with Magnus.
Easily Forgiven: By Toki, over and over again. Even after supposedly having cut himself off from the clown for good.
This was addressed in his first appearance, then retconned in season three: Toki has a natural affinity for clowns (even having serial killer John Wayne Gacy perform as Pogo the Clown, prior to the reveal that he was Norwegian and his parents look like they came straight out of a Middle Ages Bergman film. They later retconned him being similar to a talking clown doll that Toki kept with him when his father locked him in a pit as punishment as a child.
Ephebophile: Which explains his attraction to 14-year-old Dory and, twenty years later, her about the same age daughter.
Zig Zagged and Played for Laughs: He does cross the line pretty often, but no matter how heinous his latest deed is, he still gets redeemed somehow by the next episode... Only to cross the line even harder the next time, beginning the cycle anew.
Dr. Rockso Awww... Is somebody havin' a baaaad Christmas?
Evil Plan: He used to be really into alcohol and drugs but was forced to stop because of his liver problems. He grew so embittered by this that he sought to deprive everyone of the pleasures he once enjoyed.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: Subverted. He was hired by Dethklok because they think Offdensen was financially ripping them off, but he was planning to to gain power of attorney over the band so he can steal their fortune for himself. He never gets that far because Offdensen kills him in a fencing duel.
Badass Grandpa: In the comics he fights a ghost serial killer on a large train that Dethklok is performing on. While he gets some good hits in, the ghost is in a younger body, and overpowers him. Then Johnson summons the Jazz Devil, and has the spirit taken down to hell, freeing his own soul.