Characters / Metalocalypse

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  • Adult Fear: The band's panicked reaction to learning they left Toki at the Rock-a-Roonie Fantasy Camp alone with their former rhythm guitarist Magnus Hammersmith is akin to a parent realizing they let their child/little brother hang out with a serial killer.
  • 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.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Not by blood, but all of them act this way towards Toki to varying degrees, with moments of caring sprinkled in. Skwisgaar in particular stands out.
  • 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.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: They increasingly start caring for each other by Season 3, despite their feelings on the matter. They later fully acknowledge each other as "brothers" by The Doomstar Requiem.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not suggest anything that is not metal to them, or make fun of metal itself. They'll hate you really fast.
    • As of "Dethcamp", DO NOT BULLY TOKI. After a Jerkass decides to smash Toki's snowglobe, Dethklok shows up while the snowglobe is being broken, and for the first time in the entire show, all of them look the angriest they've ever been, Death Glares and all. Then Nathan decides to teach the punk a lesson.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Brilliant as musicians, incompetent at everything else, and unable (and unwilling) to lift a finger to do something without either having their Klokateers do it, or having Offdensen force them to do it. Except contract negotiations, at which they bested the devil himself.
  • Broken Pedestal: To the Revengencers, former fans who were extremely pissed off by Dethklok's indifference and apathy towards them that they resorted to killing their former idols. The Metal Masked Assassin takes advantage of this by forming an army he can use to get revenge against Dethklok for killing his brother (even though Dethklok didn't do it themselves).
    • In the Doomstar Requiem, everyone starts turning away from Dethklok when it became clear that Toki was indeed missing and the band's use of a hologram proved that Dethklok can't be bothered to find him. It's later restored at the end, though.
  • Celebrity Power: Deconstructed. Through four entire seasons, it's clearly shown that Dethklok's fans often get violent to the point of hurting society, themselves, and the celebrities they worship, much like how spectators in Real Life often get into confrontations over minor Serious Business. This causes great emotional stress for Dethklok, who often are often accompanied by Klokateers to prevent anyone from getting to the band, and whose members are put on a pedestal so high that they feel incredibly lonely and cling to each other because they got no one else. This also results in Dethklok either ignoring their fans and/or treating them like shit, or drinking their problems away.
    • Played straight in the Doomstar Requiem.
  • Character Development: By The Doomstar Requiem, after Toki is kidnapped by Magnus and the Revengencers, all members of Dethklok in the process of rescuing him discard their selfish, hedonistic, asshole ways and become truly caring and generous, which allows them to ascend and become gods.
  • The Chosen One: All of them, as revealed in the Season 4 finale.
  • Create Your Own Villain:
    • Their extreme callousness and mistreatment of their fans led to some of said fans becoming very disillusioned with their idols and nursing intense grudges against them. This was how the Revengencers was born.
    • To be fair, Magnus Hammersmith was an asshole to begin with, but Dethklok kicking him out of the band made him join the Revengencers and eventually resulted in him kidnapping Toki and Abigail to be tortured.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It's just really, really stupid.
  • Death Glare:
    • They also give Offdensen very intense Death Glares in "Doublebookedklok" when he finds them again after they ran away, due to his previous neglectful behavior towards the band.
    • All of them save Toki sport this trope in "Dethcamp" when they arrive at the Rock-a-Roonie Fantasy Camp just in time to see a Jerkass bully smash the snowglobe they previously gave to Toki.
  • Doom Magnet: Something bad happens at every concert.
  • Drowning My Sorrows:
    • Though Pickles stands out due to his relationship with his emotionally abusive parents, this trope can apply to all of Dethklok, who often face problems from their fans and what not due to their massive fame and celebrity status.
    • All of them later do this in "The Doomstar Requiem" after Toki and Abigail are kidnapped by the Revengencers; the song "Partying Around the World focuses on their attempts to get completely wasted, drinking themselves silly and consuming lots of drugs to deny their hurting over Toki and Abigail's absences.
  • Dysfunctional Family: All members are psychologically messed up and cling to each other because they have no one else, even though they hate each other's guts (on the outside). Then from Season 3 onward, they start caring and looking out for each other then acknowledge each other as true brothers in The Doomstar Requiem. Invoked by Nathan himself in "Fatherklok":
    Nathan: This is MY band. You're MY stupid, dumb, (pinch harmonic) up, dysfunctional family, alright?!
  • Dysfunction Junction: Dethklok is this once you take away the money, brutality, and celebrity status. Pickles is a sad, alcoholic "Well Done, Son!" Guy who was emotionally abused by his family and constantly put in the shadow of Seth, his mooching, older Jerkass conman of a brother; Skwisgaar was constantly emotionally neglected by his promiscuous mother and mentally scarred from seeing (and hearing) her sexual exploits as a child, resulting in him becoming an Attention Whore as an adult; Toki is a childish Cloudcuckoolander who suffered extreme abuse as a child at the hands of his parents, who were religious fanatics who punished him for the slightest infractions; while Murderface watched his father commit a murder-suicide with his mother when he was a baby, was constantly hated for his appearance, constantly berated by his grandmother, Stella, and (in the comics only) was subjected to severe bullying in high school. Nathan is by far the most emotionally adjusted one of the group, but he is socially and emotionally stunted, believes he's really stupid, and it's hinted that he is autistic. They all hate being stuck with each other all the time, but every time they separate, they end up coming back and clinging to each other because they got no one else.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first episode of Season 1 is this for Dethklok as a whole - it's telling when people are willingly signing pain wavers and throwing their lives away to see the band perform live. In that same episode, their adventures at the grocery store just cements how utterly incompetent they are at everything that isn't death metal.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: "Evil" is a bit of a misnomer, but 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.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags:
    • Dethklok gets these in "Tributeklok" after spending several days in self-inflicted poverty in an attempt to get back to their roots as a garage band.
    • They also get this in "Doublebookedklok" when they run away in despair after Offdensen angrily yells at them, only to find they are completely unprepared for living on their own in the wilderness.
    • It also happens n "The Doomstar Requiem" by indulging themselves in sex, drugs, and lavish parties to suppress their pain and grief over losing Toki and Abigail to the Revengencers.
  • Fiction 500: The amount of money they all possess is ridiculous. Their wealth is enough to surpass Belgium.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They start out as five musicians put in the same house and acting more or less indifferent to each other, but as time goes on and they endure two brutal attempts on their lives and Toki's kidnapping, they began to develop a brotherly bond.
  • Five-Man Band: Both literally and figuratively.
    • Literally, Nathan is the lead singer, Skwisgaar the lead guitar, Toki the keyboardist (and rhythm guitar), Pickles is the drummer, and Murderface plays the tambourine bass guitar.
    • Figuratively, Nathan is The Leader, Skwisgaar The Lancer, Pickles The Smart Guy, Murderface The Big Guy, and Toki is The Chick. However, save for Toki, all of them subvert their roles - Nathan does little leading outside of song writing and death metal; Skwisgaar knows little outside of guitars and is fine with his place in the band; Pickles' intensive drug use and alcoholism, and emotional immaturity due to his emotionally abusive family doesn't let him use his genius-level intelligence as often; and Murderface is extremely sensitive and insecure beneath his tough, Jerkass front, with cripplingly poor self-esteem and image problems.
  • Freudian Excuse: All Dethklok members have utterly messed-up childhoods that would've been seen as criminal in real life...except for Nathan, who has a surprisingly good relationship with his parents, especially his father.
  • Genius Ditz: They're completely and utterly incompetent Man Children... when it comes to anything other than music, partying, drugs, or contract negotiation. And that last one is subject to the whims of the writers...
  • Good Feels Good: After going through four seasons being selfish and treating everyone around them like crap and having their actions being thrown in their faces in The Doomstar Requiem, they realize after defending themselves against a crowd of junkie musicians through kindness that being kind and generous is actually better than how they acted before.
    Pickles: I can’t believe how good it feels to be, giving to you, you’re giving back to me!
  • Groupie Brigade: Countless women across the globe are willing and eager to have sex with the members of Dethklok (except Murderface, who is so ugly and socially inept he has a very hard time getting laid). When Nathan Explosion begins exclusively dating Rebecca Nightrod in "Girlfriendklok", it sparks a wave of female suicides around the globe.
  • The Heavy: Each petty choice they make has social and economic shock-waves, setting topics for each episode.
    • At one point, the economy of the entire world is dependent on the release of their newest album. And then "Prankklok" happened.
    • As it turns out it wasn't "the right song" and the forces that be convinced Nathan to destroy it to do it right. No doubt the fifth season will cover this.
  • Heel Realization: Some of the episodes kick off with a member of the band realizing that despite their success, they're still spoiled man-children who have major issues and are very unfulfilled, and they leave the band to do something about it. Being the world this is, they usually revert back to their old ways without much regret.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath
  • Hollywood Atheist: Parodied by Toki and Skwisgaar, who not only steadfastly refuse to believe God exists, but don't believe religion exists either.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • In "Dethhealth", they insist on saying "Hamburger Time" in place of "death". And their band name is Dethklok.
    • In another episode, the band chews out Murderface when his public antics makes the world assume Dethklok is a bunch of wealthy, spoiled jackoffs... while they're getting pampered by their Klokateers.
  • Impossibly Cool Wealth: They have so much money that they manage to surpass Belgium. And most of said money is spent on things that they deem acceptable according to their metal standards.
  • Informed Ability: They seem to have God-like powers, but exactly what those powers are? That's still up in the air.
  • Irony: The most brutal death metal band of all time, afraid of death and violence (Want an example? See "Dethfashion" and "Dethhealth")
  • Jerkass: By the tons! Murderface trumps them all, but all of them have their moments of extreme callousness, especially towards their fans. Their behavior irked some of their fans so much that the anti-Dethklok group, the Revengencers, was born. It's revealed in The Doomstar Requiem that Dethklok discarded most of the people who helped them rise to death metal stardom and didn't even give them credit. They're later pulled through the guilt wringer for it after they reunite with said people.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Their treatment of their own fans is horrid, but most of the time, the fans brought said treatment upon themselves by being really psycho with their devotion, to the point of causing Dethklok stress.
  • Jerks With Hearts Of Gold: Yes, even Murderface.
  • 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: Despite the horrifying amount of deaths that happen around them on a daily basis, Dethklok usually has little to no sympathy for their fans (though with good reason), and really don't care what happens to them. This treatment initially extended to each other; because of their beliefs that caring for each other is not "brutal" and "metal", Dethklok will ignore whatever problems they are facing and leave them to confront said problems on their own. Toki, being the youngest and (usually) most compassionate, is often subjected to this.
    • They later grow out of this in "The Doomstar Requiem" just in time to save Toki and Abigail from the Revengencers.
  • 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: It's heavily implied that for all of their wealth and fame, they can't form meaningful relationships outside of their sphere, due to either being held on a ridiculously high pedestal by their fans, their Doom Magnet status, or some other factor. This becomes a plot point in "Dethdoubles" where they hire lookalikes to prevent assassination attempts but later become genuinely attached to them unaware that said lookalikes are undercover Tribunal agents led by Crozier.
  • Mad Artist: The ideas that they have for concerts are insane. The first episode has them deciding to pour hot coffee on their audience to promote their sponsor.
    • This Approval of God from the band propels that coffee brand to crush all its competitors and become the only coffee company left in the world.
  • Manchild: All of them to some extent (often crossing over into Psychopathic Manchild). Toki is probably the most childish.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!":
    • They all panic in "Dethcamp" when they learn that they left Toki at the Rock-a-Roonie Fantasy Camp with their former rhythm guitarist, Magnus Hammersmith, who's been nursing a grudge towards Dethklok for kicking him out.
    • In The Doomstar Requiem, after entering the Depths of Humanity to find Toki, they find all the people they abandoned in their rise to stardom, including their ex-manager and guitar teacher, and their old groupies.
  • Melodic Death Metal / Death Metal: The sound of their music.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: See A God Am I.
  • Mr. Fanservice: All of them, save Murderface. (The most popular among fans seem to be Skwisgaar, Offdensen, Toki, and Nathan).
  • Multinational Team: In Dethklok, we have a Swede (Skwisgaar), a Norwegian (Toki), and three Americans (Pickles is Irish, Nathan is Native American [or, in the show, 1/4 Yaneemango], and while Murderface is presumed to be from the US, his ethnicity is unknown).
  • N.G.O. Superpower
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Mostly Murderface, but might apply to the rest of the band, given their fondness for brutal things. However, show them something extremely disturbing and/or gory up close and they'll react with horror, thus subverting the trope.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Read each band member's Expy page below.
  • Nominal Hero
  • The Power of Rock: And there is no shortage of it.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: All of them are psychologically messed up, with most of them coming from physically/emotionally abusive backgrounds. And yet, it's hinted they each hold god-like power, and the Church of the Black Klok prophesied them as the chosen ones who'll save the world.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It pops up occasionally whenever some catastrophic disaster happens and they are right in the center.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Hoo boy. Despite being wealthier than a country, all of them just blow their money on trivial or outright ridiculous things, and whatever ideas they have based on Rule of Metal would make anyone bash their heads against the wall. This was evident from the very first episode where they struggled to understand the concept of grocery shopping. 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. Had Nathan not stepped up to take care of their ridiculous spending in Offdensen's place, the band would've lost Mordhaus altogether and be forced to live in the streets.
  • Rule of Metal: A lot of things Dethklok approves of (or disapproves of) is based on how "brutal" or "metal" they are.
  • Rule of Funny: Dethklok's general level of competency is dependent entirely on what makes for the funniest situation.
  • Self-Deprecation: The band, counter to what you may think, is very, very aware of its many flaws. In other words, Dethklok really hates Dethklok.
  • Serious Business: Death metal in general, as well as their contracts and money. Making fun of one of these things will earn you a face punch from Nathan.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Two of the three (if not all three) will apply to all of them.
  • 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 Stoner: All of the members of Dethklok use drugs, but Pickles has built up such a high tolerance to drugs that it made him immune to Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake.
  • 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Inverted. They're too dumb to die.
  • True Companions: They'll never ever admit it (because "it's not metal") but they care for one another and for Offdensen, their manager. Okay, Toki may try to admit it, but they'll call him names.
    • Averted in "Church of the Black Klok," where Nathan's eulogy turns into a public apology to his band for causing the breakup and admittance that his band is more important than a girl.
    • Forms the crux of the plot in "The Doomstar Requiem" where they come to realize they're more than just bandmates. They're family.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Hamburger Time.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Twice in The Doomstar Requiem:
    • The first time happens after Dethklok refuses multiple times to acknowledge Toki as their brother and go rescue him from the Revengencers. Edgar Jomfru, whose own brother saved him from a car accident that crippled him, angrily chews the band out for treating Toki like shit.
    • The second time happens when Dethklok goes to the Depths of Humanity and find their former manager and guitar teacher, and ex-groupies living there, who all hate Dethklok for abandoning them after helping the band rise to stardom and don't hesitate to pull them through the guilt wringer. Pickles starts repeating, "No" multiple times, while Nathan is reduced to incoherent screaming.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Almost every episode has the band turning on each other, one of them quitting, or a couple members even getting kicked out. But they'll stick together again in the end.

    Skwisgaar Skwigelf (Taller than a Tree)
Voiced by: Brendon Small

The bands legendarily skilled guitarist. An incurable manslut, and raging egotist.
  • A God Am I: He never met his father. He came to the conclusion that he was not born from man, but instead a God.
  • Alliterative Name: Skwisgaar Skwigelf.
  • Always Someone Better: To Toki, in terms of musical talent. He seems determined to permanently keep this trope invoked.
  • 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."
  • Animal Motifs: In Doomstar Requiem, horses.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "The Metalocalypse Has Begun":
    Skwisgaar: Dude, where's are we's?! What the (pinch harmonic) we just flies in?! ...what the hell was wrong with your guitar sounds tonight?
  • Beauty Is Bad: Is stunningly beautiful, enough to attract large hoards of female fans wanting to have sex with him. Also an Attention Whore and a Jerkass who looks down on other guitarists and (mostly) treats Toki like shit.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in "Dethlessons" where he gets face-wrecking injuries from Toki in a sword duel, and in the intro to "Go Forth and Die" where Creepy Crows eat him alive until he's nothing but a skeleton. Thankfully, the last example was All Just a Dream.
  • Big "NO!": Skwisgaar gets one in "Dethlessons" when Murderface, Pickles and Nathan trick him into thinking that Toki is getting better at guitar than him.
  • Book Ends: In "Fatherklok", a flashback shows a young Skwisgaar lying on a bed in his home in Sweden, playing with his Gibson Explorer and looking rather happy and content. When the flashback ends, the scene cuts to Skwisgaar years later, now an adult and lying on a bed in Mordhaus, but looking incredibly disillusioned with how his life turned out.
  • Broken Ace: The worlds most talented guitarist, with all the pressure and fragile ego that comes with it.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Swedish guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen, a guitarist known for his arrogance, and Finnish singer and guitarist, Alexi Laiho, the world's fastest guitarist in real life.
    • Conversely, Guitar Hero World Tour also had a character who was a Captain Ersatz of Skwisgaar himself, complete with the exact same hair design, called Marcus Fretshredder.
    • Some have pointed out that Skwisgaar looks similar to Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun.
  • The Casanova: For much older women, specifically.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Dildos!"
  • Curbstomp Battle: He easily trounced all the auditioning guitarists looking to join Dethklok in The Doomstar Requiem. The only one who gave him a hard time was Toki, whom he also defeated, but accepted him into the band anyway because he was impressed by his skill.
  • Disappeared Dad: No one knows who Skwisgaar's true father might be, though it's implied that he might be a divine being. His search for his missing dad kicked off the plot of "Fatherklok".
  • 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.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: But he'll deny it if you say it to his face.
  • Dying Declaration of Hate: Did this to Toki when they thought they were about to die.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first thing he does in "Curse of Dethklok" is to try use a toaster to make coffee.
  • Expy: Of Yngwie Malmsteen, another highly-skilled Swedish guitar player who is infamous for his arrogance. Appearance-wise, he is based on Alexi Laiho, deemed the world's fastest guitarist, from Children of Bodom. He's also similar to Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun, down to having a rhythm guitarist with facial hair and long brown hair in their band - the Irony is that Jari and Teemu are good friends, while Skwisgaar treats Toki like crap
  • Face Palm: Does this in "Dethsiduals" when Toki and Murderface go on a drunken rampage in a French vineyard, forcing Dethklok to apologize to the vineyard's owner and pay for the damages.
  • Fantastic Racism: Seems to really hate the Dutch peoples for some reason.
  • Foil:
    • To Toki. Both came from horrifically abusive childhoods, but Toki's parents were mostly physically abusive (and has the scars to prove it), while Skwisgaar's mother never laid a hand on him but she did neglect him frequently and emotionally scarred him by constantly having sex with other men in front of him. Toki is mostly naive and friendly, Skwisgaar is an arrogant jerkass who doesn't know how to socially connect with others properly other than having sex with them. Skwisgaar is also a better guitar player than Toki, who is implied to do just fine on his own and even gave Skwisgaar a hard time in The Doomstar Requiem; he just never gets the chance.
    • Also, to Nathan. Nathan is dark-haired and broad-muscled, wants to settle down with a girlfriend but can't outside the groupies Dethklok has sex with (with his few relationships except with Abigail ending badly), thinks practically and is brutally honest, and outside the concerts he performs in, he's socially awkward. Skwisgaar is blonde and skinny, a notorious ladies' man who has sex with anyone who wants to, an Attention Whore who basks in the spotlight, and is a superficial Jerkass. Nathan has a good relationship with his parents, particularly his father, while Skwisgaar loathes his sex-happy mother for being a poor parent and has no father of his own to speak of.
    • Also, to Murderface. Murderface is fat, ugly, and all-around terrible with women, and is a bass guitar player. Skwisgaar is a physically attractive guitar player who attracts women from all over the world. Murderface, while a decent musician when he wants to be, is also an amateur compared to Skwisgaar.
  • Funny Foreigner: Not as bad as Toki, but he has his moments.
  • Freudian Excuse: Part of why Skwisgaar's such a Jerkass was that as a child, his mother frequently neglected him and often had sex with other men, sometimes in full view of her son. While he did later become the fastest guitar player in the world, the Parental Neglect really screwed him up and left him unable to love and socially connect with others (outside of sex) as an adult.
  • Harmful to Minors: It's implied that Skwisgaar's mother would constantly have sex in places where he might see (and didn't care about the fact), which left deep emotional scars.
  • Has a Type: Though Skwisgaar sleeps with any woman who seeks him out, he is sexually attracted to elderly women in particular. He also seems to like obese women.
  • Heavy Mithril: In a character interview, he mentions one of his side projects is a tribute band named Ten Points to Gryffindor.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Undergoes this upon the release of Toki's tell-all book, "Skwisgaar Is Ams Dick"
  • Horny Vikings: Skwisgaar is a descendant of these. No pun intended.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Teases Pickles for being a "beautiful ladies" during his glam days.
  • Iconic Item: Almost never seen without his black and white Gibson Explorer.
  • Instrument of Murder: The season 2 finale has Skwisgaar kill invading Revengencers with his guitar.
  • Irony: Despite all the bickering he does with Toki, he's the one that let him into the band in the first place.
  • Jerkass: 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 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On the other hand, he cares for Toki just as much. He even let Toki join Dethklok after the others rejected him. It's just that caring is not "metal", according to Dethklok.
  • The Lancer: To Nathan, the leader of Dethklok, though subverted in that outside of guitars, Skwisgaar knows little else and seems content with his place in the band.
  • Lean and Mean: The skinniest and tallest of the band. He's also an arrogant asshole.
  • Likes Older Women: Really older women.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has very long and blonde hair.
  • Man in White: In the flashbacks, and when symbolically juxtaposed with Toki.
  • Money Fetish: In "Renovationklok", he blows a few billion on a solid platinum practice chamber and solid ruby metronome. "It's so expensive, it makes mes horny."
  • Mr. Fanservice: Most certainly in-universe; fangirls swoon all over him and even make a line to fuck him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In "Fatherklok", after he pushes his stepfather into a glass coffee table out of spite.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: His spiritual animal is an arctic hawk with fingers on his wings instead of feathers.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Fell into a 30-something ft. chasm when he was a young child and walked away from the experience completely unharmed and with a new Gibson Explorer in hand.
  • Only Sane Man: Becomes this in later seasons, replacing Pickles. A particular example is in "Diversityklok" when he's the only one to notice that Toki tricked them into dressing up as racist characters during a diversity concert.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In "Skwisklok", he secretly starts crying from the sheer stress he was put under by his fans' ridiculously high expectations and his own perfectionist tendencies.
  • 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 and fame to potential rivals like Toki.
  • Plot Allergy: "Skwisklok" revealed that he's allergic to cilantro. When he comes in contact with Explosion Sauce, his hands and tongue started swelling enormously, which ruined his guitar-playing (granted, his hands were put in protective containers that were hard to take off so there wasn't much choice).
  • Really Gets Around: A running joke is that he's not selective at all when it comes to groupies.
  • Sexy Scandinavian: He's Swedish, he's a sex god, and he is quite handsome.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He's just as promiscuous as his mother. Even though he doesn't want to admit it.
  • Sleepyhead: He's seen passed out or sleeping in several episodes, once or twice. He also has a tendency to practice guitar in his sleep.
  • Skip of Innocence: In "Fatherklok", he's seen doing this during a flashback, to show the stark difference between his past and current personalities.
  • Tsundere: Towards Toki at times.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A flashback in "Fatherklok" showed that Skwisgaar used to be fairly cheerful and innocent as a child...until he walked in on his mother having a threesome. It didn't help that said mother was such a slut that Skwisgaar would constantly hear (and see) her having sex with complete strangers.
  • Verbal Backspace:
    "Well, there are two things to do in a black out. Get drunk. One thing to do."
  • You No Take Candle: Speaks like this due to his poor grasp of English.

    Toki Wartooth (Not a Bumblebee)
Voiced by: Tommy Blacha

Rhythm guitarist, and shortest tenured member of the group. Bears a nagging inferiority complex, and endless scarring memories from his childhood.
  • Abusive Parents: He was treated horribly by both his parents as a child and they seemed to view him more as a slave than anything else, forcing him to do back-breaking hard labor and imprisoned him in a dark pit if he didn't do what they wanted. His father whipped, chained, and beat him for the slightest infractions, while his mother was emotionally abusive, glaring at her son and enabling her husband's behavior. This led him to being very insecure as an adult and was probably the reason why he acts so childish due to not being able to live like a kid when he was younger. He still fears his parents as an adult, his father in particular.
  • Adorkable: He's very childish, as shown by his love of building models and having a teddie bear. He also loves animals, to the point where in one episode, where the rest of the band have groupies sitting on their laps, he's happily sitting with a rabbit on his. Really, it makes you wonder why a guy like him is in a death metal band. This hasn't gone unnoticed by female fans of the show. Seriously, go to any video that has Toki in it and see how many comments there are saying how cute he is.
  • Always Second Best: To Skwisgaar, in terms of musical talent.
    • Toki's repressed issues about this trope emerge in "Fatherklok", where he's being excited of replacing Skwisgaar as lead guitarist due to Skwisgaar's Disappeared Dad issues keeping him from functioning normally. This continues until Nathan slaps him hard in the face and tells him to wake the fuck up.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He has a rather childish demeanor and confronts issues with the naïveté of one. He's also prone to very scary and violent mood swings when he's pushed far enough.
  • And Zoidberg: One of the main reasons Toki doesn't show off his guitar skills very often is Skwisgaar, who is such a egotistical Jerkass that he is determined to keep him in his shadow.
  • Animal Motifs: Cats and Rabbits. In The Doomstar Requiem, it's eagles.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: If not The Load, then he is seen as this, what with Dethklok sometimes teasing and/or excluding him from band-related activities.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Although he was drunk at the time, Toki saving Nathan from Lavona Succuboso by knocking her out with a vodka bottle to the head still counts as an example of this trope.
  • Big "NO!": Did this in one episode.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually kind and friendly to everyone. But get him riled up enough and he can be just as dangerous if not more so than the others.
  • Body Horror: His rabbit form, which is a horrifying mix of human and jackrabbit, and has bits of rabbit corpses all over his body.
  • Break the Cutie: It seems every episode focusing on him is going to involve yet another horrible traumatic memory being added to his brain.
  • Butt-Monkey: Although less so than Murderface.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Anytime he has an alcoholic drink in his hand, he's bound to get drunk. Very quickly.
  • 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's friendship.
    • Although his cat died because he let Pickles feed it booze, which was not a good idea.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Wowee!"
  • Characterization Marches On: In the pilot episode and some of season one, he is a lot more mellow and normal compared to his innocent squeaky voiced nature later on.
  • Chaste Hero: Out of the band, he's the least sexually active.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Toki is seen to be quite fit, in spite of the dissipated and hedonistic lifestyle in which he and his bandmates partake.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Whenever Toki sings a song. Also serves as Sweet Dreams Fuel.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: Toki's Gonk internet date invoked this trope, to both his horror and the viewers'.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: The season 2 finale after his dad dies.
  • Drunk with Power: Any time he has (or thinks he has) any amount of authority. Particularly in "Dethgov":
    Toki: You dos what I say or I haves you all killed! Now shits your pants!
    Nathan: Toki, your boner is showing.
  • Dying Declaration of Hate: Did this to Skwisgaar when they thought they were about to die.
  • Emotional Regression: In Season One he was portrayed as fairly level-headed, relaxed, and mature up until he reunited with his Abusive Parents in "Dethfam". In later seasons, he began acting childish and immature in regards to PTSD-related issues concerning his childhood.
  • Expy: Of Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth.
  • Eye Scream: Had his eyes plucked out by Creepy Crows in the intro to "Go Forth and Die". Thankfully, it was All Just a Dream.
  • Fanservice/Fan Disservice: Toki's pole-dancing.
  • Fatal Flaw: His extremely trusting nature. Magnus uses it to his advantage.
  • Foil: To Skwisgaar. While Toki lacks the talent and drive to be as good as Skwisgaar, he's really open-hearted and friendly compared to Skwisgaar's aloof indifference.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why Toki acts so childish as an adult is because when he "was" a child, he was constantly subjected to severe abuse and torment by his religious parents. He was forced to do backbreaking chores such as carrying large piles of logs and sweeping the path to their house even though it always snowed in Norway. If he made even the slightest infractions, he would be slapped, chained and whipped to the point of scarring, and kept in a small underground chamber with a coin-like opening. It's also hinted that Toki harbors some deeply suppressed PTSD and anger issues because of this.
  • Friend to All Children: Played with. He's the band-member most popular among kids. He initially hates this reputation and hates children, but has a weird epiphany of sorts.
  • Funny Foreigner: Compared to Skwisgaar, his antics are far more goofy.
  • Hair-Raising Hare: His animal form is based on a mutilated jackrabbit.
  • Happily Married: Believes he and his internet date will be this and have "lots of children" together...until he actually meets her in person.
  • Hidden Depths: Knows how to build a website. Considering how incompetent the band is at everyday activities, that's fairly impressive.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He's willing to make friends with anyone he meets. This nearly gets him killed when Magnus betrays him to the Revengencers in Season 4.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: When he gets mad, they're icier than one could imagine.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Imagines himself as this in his Imagine Spot in "Fertilityklok", complete with a helpless princess and a kid-friendly dragon.
  • The Load: The band sees him as this, but in reality his guitar work is fine. He's just very shy.
    • There's also Skwisgaar's big fat ego to consider.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His brown hair goes all the way down to his lower back.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: The poor, annoying, Snakes N' Barrels fan didn't see it coming.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Of all the band members, he's in the best shape, having a huge set of six pack abs. Also, his skin never gets sun burnt, it only tans.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Dethklok is his first band.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Toki Wartooth.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Let's not forget the backbreaking "chores" his parents made him do as a child. If any person in real life tried to do that, they would've been dead.
  • Not So Different: When Offdensen shows Toki a DVD containing a song about Little Julliette Sarmangsadandle's wishes to be brutal, Toki has a Troubled Backstory Flashback of his own brutal childhood and connects with her.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite his incredibly childish behavior, he is just as dark and violent and metal as the others.
  • Preacher's Kid: The only son of an extremely abusive and cruel pastor who physically and emotionally tortured him for the slightest infractions.
  • Rags to Riches: Unlike the others who were somewhat well off when they started the band, Toki literally had nothing when he met the group save for the clothes on his back and a very beaten and taped up guitar.
  • Replacement Goldfish: For Magnus Hammersmith.
  • Scrabble Babble: In "Klokblocked".
    "'Quhzks!' It's what the duck says!"
  • 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).
  • Stunned Silence: Being near his parents drives him to this; the first episode they're in, Toki has all of two words before they appear and none afterward.
  • 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.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Season Four has him doing various things that he should be punished for. For starters, he starts posting really embarrassing photos of Nathan on the Internet without his permission; manipulated Dethklok into appearing as racist people like Adolf Hitler and the KKK at a diversity concert; and embarrasses Offdensen in front of everyone during an important dinner by acting like a nuisance.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Candy, and lots of it. Eating a lot of it contributed to his diabetes.
  • Tsundere: Toki's a Type B; verges into Cute and Psycho at times.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice stays high pitched in later episodes.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Toki has an irrational fear of bicentennial quarters. It didn't really get explained by Twinkletit's therapy session.
    • It's possible that the entrance to the underground cellar Toki was constantly imprisoned in as a child greatly resembled bicentennial quarters.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: Toki does this a few times; particularly after reuniting with his parents in "Dethfam" and meeting his internet date for the first time in "Fertilityklok".
  • Worthy Opponent: As revealed in The Doomstar Requiem, he got in because Skwisgaar thought of him as this, having made him play at a level nobody else had done before in a duel.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In Dethrelease, he smashes one bottle of vodka on the head of Lavona Succuboso to save Nathan. But we should count that he was heavily drunk.
  • You No Take Candle: Like Skwisgaar, he also speaks like this due to his poor grasp of English.

    William Murderface (Murderface Murderface)
Voiced by: Tommy Blacha

Bass player. Lazy, disliked and just a generally repulsive human being.
  • 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.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: In the comics, Murderface was frequently subject to severe bullying in high school, which later drove him to set a school bus on fire with his classmates still inside. In the show, despite being a world-famous celebrity and a member of Dethklok, he doesn't get much respect due to being the bassist, his ugliness, and his overall repulsive personality.
  • 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.
  • Animal Motifs: Tigers and Pigs.
  • Big Eater: Deconstructed. Unlike most examples, his questionable eating habits eventually led to his current weight problems.
  • The Big Guy: Subverted in that despite his figure and tough front, he is actually a very uncertain and emotionally sensitive person.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Murderface utters one during the band's interrogation about his sensitivity to penis-shaped food.
  • Break the Haughty: In "Dethsiduals".
  • Butt-Monkey: His egotistical, rude attitude tends to bring in a lot of pain and embarrassment for him.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Piss!" and other variants. Also "I was thinking... not very hard, mind you".
  • Casanova Wannabe: In contrast to Skwisgaar, any flirtations made by Murderface on the opposite gender are instantly shot down and always met with disgust.
  • 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.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: In "Mordland" during the dreaded "Fan Day" event.
  • Expy: Of Geezer Butler.
  • Face Palm: Murderface's reaction to Dr. Rockso's first appearance.
  • Flipping the Bird: Murderface loves this trope (especially when he's pissed off).
  • Foil: To Skwisgaar, who's beautiful, skinny, a really good guitarist, and attracts hordes of women while Murderface is fat, ugly, plays bass guitar, and isn't given much attention due to his looks and behavior.
  • Freudian Excuse: Murderface's life was nothing but happy. When he was a baby he witnessed his father pulling a murder-suicide with his mother. He was subsequently raised by his grandparents, but his grandmother Stella was verbally and possibly physically abusive. In a Dethklok comic published by Dark Horse Comics, a flashback showed Murderface being frequently bullied during his high school the point where he snapped and sent a school bus on fire with his classmates trapped inside.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Even he's in the most brutal and popular band of all time, he's barely tolerated by even his own bandmates, which is telling when only Toki is friends with him.
  • Gonk: To the point there is not a woman on earth that will sleep with him.
  • Green Eyes: Murderface's are yellow-green.
  • Groin Attack: Was subjected to this in "Fertilityklok" by an agent of an internet dating business thinking he was Toki, the real target who backed out on a deal he made with said dating business. Murderface was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. He spends the rest of the episode in a wheelchair with a cast on his crotch.
  • Harmful to Minors: Murderface witnessed his father murder his mother with a chainsaw and then use it on himself when he was just a baby. It's implied to be so traumatic that he completely repressed it, and when Dr. Twinkletits brought it up in "Performanceklok", the mere act of remembering made Murderface wet his shorts.
  • Hidden Depths: He seems to really like history, as he owns various torture devices from different time periods, a statue of Genghis Khan, and a couple of documentary tapes about the Civil War. He also cried Tears of Blood when he was given a limousine built with memorabilia from history's most brutal moments in "Birthdayface".
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Despite being in the most famous and legendary death metal band in the world, Murderface is frequently hated and shunned by Dethklok's massive fanbase and even his fellow bandmates because of his Jerkass behavior, his ugly appearance, and the fact he's a bassist. To that end, he made several attempts in gaining public acceptance such as suing Dethklok for songwriting residuals, touting himself as Dethklok's frontman and main songwriter (much to Nathan's annoyance), and getting facial reconstruction surgery to make himself handsome.
  • Identical Grandson: To his grandma, Stella.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Most of his issues revolve around this. Unfortunately for him, it's usually Played for Laughs.
  • Informed Deformity: Murderface definitely isn't attractive, but his ugliness is exaggerated to the point of deformity for laughs.
  • It's All About Me: The whole band is very selfish, but Murderface is easily the worst of the five. This is implied to come to a head in Season 5.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Well, that's how Murderface interpreted his infestation with parasites, anyway.
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Murderface brings this up in a roundabout way when Twinkletits supposedly falls to his death.
    "Now that he's dead, it's easier to say...emotional things about him."
  • Nightmare Face: In "Dethvanity". Thank god it doesn't last long.
  • 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.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Has been frequently subjected to certain circumstances that would normally kill a person, but always came out alive (albeit usually with physical injuries).
  • Panthera Awesome: His spiritual animal is a white Bengal tiger.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: Murderface punches the mirror in two episodes of the season 4 (In "Diversityklok" happens when Toki criticizes him for his moustache while in "Dethvanity" happens after Murderface discovers his disfigured face after a bad plastic surgery done in Mexico during a "The Brutalies Awards" conference at the end).
  • Shower of Angst: After an "incident" at the doctor's office.
  • Skyward Scream: Does this in "Dethsiduals" after losing a court battle with Dethklok over songwriting residuals that he started.
  • The Southpaw: Possibly. He signed a contract with his left hand, but given that he plays right handed, and even refers to his right hand as his bass playing hand, it's possible he's ambidextrous.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Murderface is the laziest, least musically apt member of the band. Doesn't stop him from carrying around a huge ego.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: He's a dick, yes, but deep down he desperately needs love and attention, which he can't get even though he's a world-wide celebrity.
  • 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.
  • Tears of Blood: In "Birthdayface" when Dethklok gives him a custom-made limousine built with memorabilia taken from history's most brutal moments as well as a place in a Dethklok-hosted demolition derby.
    Murderface: (looking over his birthday presents) You mean, I get to destroy United States history literally?
  • The Load: Most of the time his bass 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.
  • Those Two Guys: With Toki, sometimes.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Seems to be this to Toki at times, as he frequently drags him along into ridiculous schemes that end up with Toki being blamed just as much as Murderface when Dethklok catches them.
  • Tsundere
  • Turn Your Head and Cough: Murderface became..."stimulated" when he reached this point of a medical exam in "Dethhealth", which was rather unfortunate for the doctor. 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 there 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.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: A particularly nauseating example would be from "DethHealth". Right after he drinks about a gallon of bleach.

    Pickles the Drummer (Doodily Doo, Ding Dong Doodily Doodily Doo)
Voiced by: Brandon Small

Drummer/songwriter. One of the more stable members, despite a staggering alcohol problem and crappy family.
  • 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.
    • Pickles' drinking is also a not-so-subtle nod to his Wisconsin roots.
  • 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.
  • Always Second Best: Pickles seems to view himself as this, being doomed to always play second fiddle to Seth, his lazy, mooching, con-man douchebag of an older brother. Even though Pickles himself is a musician of many talents and a multi-billionaire.
  • American Accents: Being from Wisconsin, 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.
  • Animal Motifs: Octopi
  • Bare Your Midriff: He's usually seen wearing a sleeveless shirt that doesn't reach down to his waist far enough.
  • Berserk Button: Being reminded that he's The Unfavorite. That and sobriety it seems. Murderface accidentally learned this the hard way in "Fatherklok".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pickles saving his band from the drum machine at the end of "Rehabklok".
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "By the power of all that is evil, I command you to awaken and MAKE ME A SANDWICH!"
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He finally tells his mom to go fuck herself after he fully realizes she will never be proud of him in "Motherklok". And it is immensely satisfying.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Douchebags!" or "Motherdouchebags!"
  • Covert Pervert: Secretly grabs the naked lady fan mail in "Dethwedding" as soon as Nathan tosses it away.
  • Death Glare: Gave his father one hell of a glare in "Fatherklok" as Calvert kicked him out of the house.
  • Death by Falling Over: Ends up falling into a group of spikes while trying to run from Creepy Crows in the intro to "Go Forth and Die". Fortunately, it was All Just a Dream.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sported a punk-like haircut in his teens.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Pickles started wearing dreads after his Snakes n' Barrels stint, and was a rebellious hellion when he was a child due to having abusive family members (he's balding by the start of the show but he still counts).
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Pickles' drinking habits can be seen as this, as he was seen drinking since age 6 due to mental and probably physical abuse by his brother and parents.
  • 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).
  • Face Palm: Does this in "Rehabklok" during all the times his bandmates were rip-roaring drunk.
  • Flipping the Bird: Pickles did this with Nathan once in "Prankklok", where an entire montage was dedicated to them flipping off several national monuments.
  • Fiery Redhead: A male example.
  • 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. He was also probably emotionally and physically abused by his entire family.
  • Green Eyes: Albeit with a darker shade of green.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Had a massive mane of typical Glam Rock '80s Hair when he fronted Snakes N' Barrels. By the time he joins Dethklok, he's already going bald. It's become an issue for him in "Dethvanity" when the Dethklok Minute shows the public photos of his balding hair.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wore a leather biker jacket in his teens.
  • Hidden Depths: Attacks a rival real estate agent (who was also a Jerkass, by the way) by hitting various critical spots on the body, including the agent's crotch. Perhaps Offdensen taught him how to do that?
  • 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".
  • I Need a Freaking Drink:
    "Nice one, what are you trying to do, depress us? Now I need a drink. A different one, not this one. And in a different place."
  • Instrument of Murder: Pickles kills a Revengencer by making him choke with a drum stick.
  • 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."
  • No Holds Barred Beat Down: Subjected Murderface to this after he (accidentally) pressed his Berserk Button regarding his "Well Done, Son!" Guy issues with his father. He also subjected his brother Seth to this in "Dethwedding" and "Dethfam", though both times were interrupted due to bad timing.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Pickles gets two in "Rehabklok"; once when his hoverdrums "land" face-up, and once when he lands in Soft Water.
  • Odd Name Out: Really? "Pickles" is the best name his parents could come up with?
  • Oh, Crap!: The thought of revisiting his family seems to affect him badly. In "Dethwedding", while on the way to attend his brother Seth's wedding in Tomahawk, Pickles was standing off the side in mute shock while in a disheveled state.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Subverted; Pickles is the only band member with a sibling.
  • Only One Name: Unless you count his title on the band.
  • Only Sane Man: To various degrees in comparison to the rest of the band. However, from Season 2 onwards, he has become increasingly neurotic, leading Nathan and lately Skwisgaar to take his place.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Was this as a child and as a teenager in flashbacks, with very good reason.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Pickles was a part of this culture in The '80s.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He probably won't admit it, but he shares his father's alcoholism and his older brother Seth's smirk-like grin.
  • Sharp Dressed Man: Dresses up in a suit to impress Abigail in "Going Downklok".
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's the shortest musician out of the five, but he's more intelligent than any of them.
  • Shout-Out: When Dethklok breaks up in Season 4, Pickles starts up his own winery similar to Maynard James Keenan from Tool.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: His lower range sounds a lot like James Hetfield, as heard in "Hatredcopter" and parts of "Rehabklok".
  • 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, and is implied to be highly intelligent; he's able to explain polymeters to Nathan, and flashbacks showing him graduating (presumably college, since he left home at sixteen). However, it's subverted most of the time; Pickles' emotional immaturity, constant drug use/alcoholism, and the influence of his bandmates doesn't let him showcase his talents often.
  • Take a Third Option:
    "I'm gonna get drunk AND save the band!"
  • Team Mom: To Nathan's Team Dad at times.
  • The Unfavorite: To his family. What's worse, his conman, leech of an older 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.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In "Dethcamp", he calls out both Skwisgaar and Murderface for badmouthing Toki after they grumble about the band's sweets (candy, ice cream, etc.) being made sugarless to accommodate Toki's diabetes.

    Nathan Explosion
Voiced by: Brandon Small

Lead singer/songwriter/general musical genius of the band.
  • All Just a Dream: The intro to "Go Forth and Die", where he dreamt that Creepy Crows killed his bandmates and forced him to become a Burger Fool just to get by.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He shows signs of classic Asperger's Syndrome (extraordinary talent in music, borderline obsessive interest in death metal, profound lack of social empathy [which he later grows out of], speech difficulties, and literal thinking), and seems to have some degree of dyslexia as he has trouble reading Shakespeare in "Dethkids" and stumbles through the written speeches Offdensen gave for his political elections in "Dethgov". He also had delayed language development (he didn't talk until he was five), which is not uncommon in people on the autism spectrum.
  • Animal Motifs: Alligators.
  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?:
    "I think I know what you are all trying to say... I, um... I think we have to build a space helicopter."
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Well, he wouldn't even be considered the leader of Dethklok if he wasn't so brutal.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is a perpetual death growl.
  • Badass Biker: With a motorcycle with no less than four sidecars.
  • Badass in Charge: Of the band, when Offdensen's away, even if he won't admit it.
    Offdensen: You and Pickles are the most responsible.
    Nathan Explosion: Well fuck you too.
  • Badass Native: "Dethcarraldo" reveals he's descended from the Yaneemango peoples through his mother's side.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Well, he's descended from a cannibal tribe in South America, and he's often remarked as looking like a Death Metal Native American. Also, whenever he plays a Viking in the music videos.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't EVER insult death metal within earshot. Damien Cornickelson learned the hard way.
    • Don't EVER call him "Tonto". In one episode, he looked just about ready to punch out the comedian who did that, but Offdensen got to him first.
    • Also, a couple of guys who teased him about giving him alcohol during a sobriety event got a mean face-slapping.
  • 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.
  • Big Eater: Deconstructed. While not as bad as Murderface, Nathan does consume huge portions in "Dethvanity" and eventually eats so much that he ends up breaking the band's favorite hot tub. The Dethklok Minute even displays how obese he's become, shocking and embarrassing Nathan. It's possible that his rich lifestyle (along with exercising less than he used to) led to his current appearance in the show.
  • The Big Guy: Type 3.
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: In "Dethwedding".
    "Subpoena, subpoena, subpoena, Netflix. Huh, yeah, awesome, naked lady fan mail - possibly awesome, possibly horrible. Subpoena..."
  • Blood from the Mouth: Three times - once during "Fanklok", in the music video "Bloodlines", and in Season 4 from the strain of apologizing to Pickles.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Nathan ends up with blood on him in "Dethgov" during second grade when a truck driver crashes his truck into his classroom, killing many while injuring some. Though the "innocent" part of the trope is called into question by his lack of reaction...
  • Burger Fool: Ends up working as one in the intro to "Go Forth and Die" after having his band killed by Creepy Crows, leaving him without a job as a musician. Fortunately, it was All Just a Dream.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • In "Dethsiduals", he never hesitates to voice his hatred for Get Thee Hence and outright calls Murderface a failure at band management.
    • He does not pull the verbal punches with Pickles, either. In "Dethwedding", he makes comments about what a greedy douchebag Seth is, and in "Motherklok", he advises Pickles to tell his mother "go *pinch harmonic* herself" which Pickles does after finally seeing her as a truly abusive and demanding bitch.
  • Buffy Speak: When describing how Dr. Rockso ruined a renuion show with Zazz Blammymatazz by drinking LSD and spraying a woman with a hose, he called it a "big spraying thing".
  • Cannot Spit It Out: When Nathan tries to apologize to Pickles for being the asshole that he is, it causes him to vomit blood before he's finally able to show any emotion and say he was sorry.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Although he's a fairly solid drinker, Nathan still gets hammered whenever he drinks tequila, as shown in "Prankklok" he tends to go off on drunken rampages whenever he does. Pickles made him promise never to drink tequila on their traditional post-album friender benders specifically for this reason.
  • Cassandra Truth: In "Skwisklok", he tells Toki that he'll get diabetes if he eats too much candy. Toki's response basically amounts to "Fuck off! I can do whatever I want!" You can kinda guess what happens next...
  • Catch-Phrase: "Brutal.", "NOOOOOOOOOO!", and, in Diversityklok, "That's doable."
  • Chekhov's Skill: Nathan punching Damien in the first few minutes of "Renovationklok". He later does it again to stop Damien from attacking the recently-returned Offdensen.
  • Death Glare: If he's not doing the Kubrick Stare, then he's doing this.
  • Demoted to Extra: Nathan increasingly edges toward this trope in Season Three, what with the other band members stealing the spotlight.
  • Dramatic Thunder:
    Nathan: Guys. I've been thinking. (thunder) IT'S TIME I STARTED DATING AGAIN.
  • Drives Like Crazy: In "Dethmas", the band's mothers have insisted on spending some quality time with them, and Nathan is trying to find a parking spot at the mall on Christmas Eve...
    Other Driver: You hit my car!
    Nathan: Hey! I have four mothers telling me how to drive! What's your excuse, asshole?
  • 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.
    • He's also been doing this a lot in Season 4 via the Sea Prophet, which climaxed in his destroying the Master Record.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: In "Mordland" during the dreaded "Fan Day" event.
  • Dumb Jock: Was this as a teenager, as the only things he excelled that in high school were football and frog dissection.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - tall, long-haired, physically imposing, leaning towards the chubby side, whips their heads around like windmills, and frontmen of their own bands. Nathan during his pre-Dethklok days even heavily resembled how George Fisher looked like when he was younger.
    • He is also said to look a lot like Dave Matrise. Also, an uncanny resemblance to Peter Steele from [1]
    • The fact that Nathan Explosion is part Native American may also be a nod to Chuck Billy from Testament.
  • Facial Horror: Nathan loses his entire lower jaw in "Dethhealth"'s Nightmare Sequence, and he reacts to it with as much horror as the audience. Thank goodness it's All Just a Dream.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: He does it a few times in every episode.
  • Flipping the Bird: Nathan does it frequently, especially to his fans. "Prankklok" has a montage dedicated to him and Pickles flipping off several national monuments.
  • Foil:
    • To Skwisgaar. Skwisgaar is blonde and skinny, a notorious ladies' man who has sex with anyone who wants to, an Attention Whore who basks in the spotlight, and is a superficial Jerkass. Nathan is dark-haired and broad-muscled, wants to settle down with a girlfriend but can't outside the groupies Dethklok has sex with (with his few relationships except with Abigail ending badly), thinks practically and is brutally honest, and outside the concerts he performs in, he's socially awkward. Nathan has a good relationship with his parents, particularly his father, while Skwisgaar loathes his sex-happy mother for being a poor parent and has no father of his own to speak of.
    • Also to Pickles, who is short as Nathan is tall. While they're the most adjusted of the band, Pickles was treated like shit by his own parents, who favored his mooching, underachieving, con-man Jerkass of an older brother, and had his father tell him that he belonged in a garbage can. Nathan by contrast has a mostly good relationship with his parents, particularly Oscar whom he hangs out with quite often.
  • Foreshadowing: In "Dethcarraldo", it's revealed his grandfather got together with his grandmother, who was already married before they met. This is exactly what happens in "Going Downklok"; although Abigail was single, she chooses Nathan over Pickles who had been infatuated with her, leading to Nathan and Pickles' falling out and Dethklok's breakup.
  • 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.
    Nathan: "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.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: In "Dethhealth", Nathan experiences this in the form of Pickles (Good Angel) and Murderface (Bad Angel) while visiting his dentist, contemplating if he should be gassed or not before his teeth are worked on. He sides with Murderface.
    Murderface: Gas means your wiener's being played with by a suicidal weirdo! Gas means you're gay!
    Pickles: Dude! Who cares if he plays with your dick?? You'll totally be out!
  • Green Eyes: Nathan has a pair of striking green eyes.
  • Guttural Growler: His normal voice sounds just like a death growl.
  • Governor Evil: Of Florida. Though he didn't mean to.
  • The Heart: Presumably held the group together after Magnus' expulsion until they recruited Toki.
  • Henpecked Husband: "Boyfriend" in Nathan's case when he starts dating the controlling and abusive Rebecca Nightrod in "Girlfriendklok". Thankfully, it doesn't last, as Rebecca is put into a coma by a Staircase Tumble.
  • "Hey, You!" Haymaker: Delivers one to Murderface when the band gets into a fight onstage in "Performanceklok".
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Hooked up with Rebecca Nightrod in "Girlfriendklok" despite her being a controlling and demanding bitch.
    • In "Fanklok" Nathan is very insistent that Trindle is totally not a Stalker with a Crush towards anyone resembling him.
  • Hidden Depths: Has shades of this, which puts him on par with Pickles. To date, he is able to speak fluent French ("Mordland" and "Dethsiduals"), negotiate contracts with the Blues Devil ("Bluesklok"), is very proficient in firearms such as rifles and bazookas ("Doublebookedklok"), and took charge of the band's finances in Offdensen's absence ("Renovationklok"). He is also far more perceptive of other people than is given credit for (respecting Skwisgaar's Disappeared Dad issues in "Fatherklok" and realizing that Offdensen hates the band in "Doublebookedklok"), and is often seen reading more than his fellow bandmates.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Twice in "Tributeklok"; the first time is after Murderface makes an ass of himself on live TV and Nathan calls him out on it:
    Nathan: (to Murderface) You consistently make us look like a bunch of dumb, rich, sheltered assholes! *cue zoom-out to show the whole band being pampered by Klokateers*
    • Later, in the same episode, Nathan is lying in bed and seems to be having a conversation with himself asking if the band really is out of touch with regular people. The camera then zooms out to reveal that Nathan isn't talking to himself, but a room full of supermodels that he just finished having an orgy with.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: In "Dethtroll":
    "Oh, I hate Finland. I need a hundred beers. Exactly - exactly one hundred."
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He's still attractive enough to be a Big Beautiful Man now, but as seen in flashbacks of Dethklok's younger days during "Dethcamp" and The Doomstar Requiem, he used to be quite ripped.
    • Regains some of this in "Going Downklok". As he can't masturbate, he starts working out a lot instead.
  • Insane Troll Logic: In "Dethhealth":
    ''"Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water, and we're mostly water. Therefore, we are
  • In-Series Nickname: Many characters have referred to him as "Tonto," an obvious jab at his Native roots. Though usually meant in a casual or even derogatory way, it happens enough to qualify as an unofficial nickname.
  • Kubrick Stare: Does this a couple of times. One particular example is at the end of "Dethcamp", seconds before punishing the douchebag bullying Toki with a broken snowglobe. It's so epic that it turns the moon red!
  • Lack of Empathy: Largely acted this way towards everything (and everyone in particular) due to his belief that feelings being "gay" and "not brutal/metal". He slowly gets better over the seasons, and seems to have shed almost all of it by "The Doomstar Requiem".
  • Large Ham: On occasion.
  • Little "No": Due to running out of voice because someone forgot to press the record button in "Dethkids".
    Pickles: But, here's the good news: I'm sorry.
  • Magical Native American: Averted. While he's undeniably a badass and part-Native American, he's as normal as any other regular jackoff. In "Fertilityklok", he didn't take kindly to a stand-up comedian calling him "Tonto" and looked just about ready to punch his face out, but Offdensen got to the guy first. Then in Seasons 3 and 4 Nathan's shown to have precognitive dreaming, and he also has a spiritual animal guide in the form of a whale (the Sea Prophet).
  • Malicious Misnaming: Nathan has been called "Tonto" twice. Nothing good happened to the people who called him that.
  • Man Hug: Nathan and Pickles share one in the fourth season finale, after Nathan apologizes for destroying the master record and pursuing 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.
  • 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.
    • In the pilot episode "Curse of Dethklok", Nathan announces on the news that he will "make everything metal".
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Nathan's animal form is an alligator.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: To some extent, given his love for anything brutal and metal.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Implied to have gone through hundreds of liver transplants, and is still going strong.
  • No Sympathy: Initially, if someone in his own band is having a problem, Nathan would usually ignore it and leave them to their own devices, forcing them to deal with their problems on their own. He slowly grows out of this in later seasons.
  • 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: In "Dethzazz", Nathan claims this trope in regards to how he knew so much about previous failed Zazz Blammymatazz reunions.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Screw with his band mates, and he'll make you severely regret it.
    • [[spoiler:Do NOT bully Toki. In "Dethcamp", 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Seems to be capable of only one expression. He does smile on occasion, though you can probably count them with one hand.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: In-universe as "Natebecca" or "Rebasplosion" with Rebecca Nightrod.
  • Promotion to Parent: Happens to Nathan after their manager Charles Offdensen dies from Season 3 onward. Notable examples include taking care of the band's finances while Offdensen's gone, and looking after Toki.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Literally had to do this in Writerklok by coming up with a new song on the spot to save his band.
  • Self-Deprecation: Despite what you think, Nathan's pretty well aware that he's The Unintelligible, and that his band is as stupid as he is. Summed up here perfectly in "Dethdoubles":
    Nathan (screaming): WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIIIGHT!!!
  • Serious Business: Chips, alcohol, and metal.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: While not as smart as Offdensen, Nathan is seen wearing glasses a few times, particularly when he's reading something. In "Renovationklok", he's wearing glasses again while sitting in Offdensen's office, taking charge of the band's finances. This goes to show how actually intelligent he is compared to his bandmates.
  • 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.
  • Squick: In-universe, how he views procreational sex (in other words, how babies are made).
  • 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.
  • Team Dad: Has some of this towards Toki.
    • According to Charles, Nathan and Pickles are the most responsible members of Dethklok. Because of this, they are put in charge when Charles is away on business.
  • Tears of Blood: Does this in the Detharmonic video, because taxes are just that brutal.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: Has one regarding Dethklok's early days when he discovers that Magnus is working as a camp counselor at the Rock-a-Roonie Fantasy Camp that Toki is attending.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: His response to watching an insane truck driver ram his truck into his school and kill his second-grade classmates and teacher in "Dethgov" is to stand there and calmly watch the scene unfold.
  • The Quiet One: He didn't speak at all until he was five.
  • The Unintelligible: Though his unintelligibility is pretty standard fare for a death metal band.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Nathan has been seen eating chips quite a few times.
  • 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) 
Voiced by: Marc Maron

Ex-member of Dethklok, kicked out for his controlling and deranged nature.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a Goatee of Evil.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Serves as part of this in The Doomstar Requiem, alongside the Metal Masked Assassin.
  • The Dreaded: It goes to show how much of a douchebag Magnus is when Dethklok completely panics at the thought of leaving Toki alone with him at a rock n' roll camp.
  • Expy: Of Dave Mustaine, who was kicked out of Metallica in the band's early days and was resentful about it for decades afterward. Appearance-wise, he seems to be a mix of Serj Tankian and Tom Araya.
  • Eye Scream: He's blind in one eye because when Nathan beat him up for trying to stab him in the back, he managed to mess up one of his eyes as well.
  • 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.
  • In the Back: In "Dethcamp" it's revealed he tried to kill Nathan this way in the past, only for Nathan to physically retaliate and kick him out of the band permanently. In "Church of the Black Klok" he does this to Toki, after betraying him to the Revengencers.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Nathan tells Magnus he's "acting crazy". Magnus's reaction is to flip out and go berserk and attack a much taller and more muscular man with a knife.
  • 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated Toki into becoming his friend, and then betrayed him to the Revengencers just to spite Dethklok for kicking him out.
    • It's implied he also told the bully from "Dethcamp" about Toki's diabetes so he can make himself a hero in Toki's eyes by saving him, and then set the same bully up as the Fall Guy by timing the destruction of Toki's snowglobe so it'll deflect Dethklok's anger (namely Nathan) onto the kid.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this revelation in his dying moments upon seeing Dethklok manifest the power of gods.
  • 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.
  • The Pete Best: In-universe; he was the band's original rhythm guitarist, but was kicked out before the band got big, because of his violent behavior and shitty attitude.
  • 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).
  • The Southpaw
  • Villainous B.S.O.D.: His realization that he descended into villainy has him scream to the heavens as he accepts his eventual death by blood loss.

The Staff

    Charles Foster Offdensen 
Voiced by: Brendon Small

CFO/asskicker for Dethklok, and person who keeps them from financially imploding.
  • Arch-Enemy: To the Metal Masked Assassin. When any big fights occur you can be sure these two are gonna gun for each other first.
  • Ascended Extra: Seems relatively unimportant in the first season. Then the finale happened...
  • Attack Pattern Alpha:
    Offdensen: Put the boots to him - medium style.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Is made leader of the Church of the Black Klok at the end of the movie.
  • Back from the Dead: With an assist from the Church of the Black Klok.
  • Badass Bookworm: A buttoned up, nebbish looking guy in a suit. Also capable of kicking seven shades of shit out of people.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: He can fence, can fight assassins without breaking a sweat, lead the band's faceless minions like an army commander, and make sure Dethklok is fed and happy before the day is done.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Kicks ass and manages to keep his suit clean at the same time.
  • Badass Longcoat: His winter gear in "Doublebookedklok".
  • Badass Normal: He's just a one man Moment of Awesome.
  • 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 Manchild 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.
  • Catch-Phrase: "For the record, I tried."
  • Crazy-Prepared: If there's an obstacle in his way, then he'll probably find a solution for it, no matter how ridiculous it is.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Does this from time to time, especially if Dethklok does something stupid.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Does a lot of things to keep Dethklok going, yet he never receives praise or recognition for it.
  • Dull Surprise: How he reacts to Dethklok's antics and the ludicrously gory things that happen on a daily basis. Though whenever he has Nathan yelling at him, the "surprise" part is more shock than anything.
  • Expy: According to Brendon Small, CFO is based on Robert Duvall's Tom Hagen character from The Godfather. Only, he's much more of a "wartime consigliere".
  • Facepalm: Does a variation of this by pinching his nose bridge whenever Dethklok refuses to listen to him or does something stupid.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Subverted, the glasses usually stay on, it's the tie that comes off.
  • 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 3 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.
  • Holy Back Light: During his Big Damn Heroes moment in "Renovationklok".
  • Meaningful Name: Charles Foster Offdensen is the '''CFO''', in change of the band's money.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In particular, his return in season three where his hair is unkempt and he has a visible scar on his face made some fans swoon.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: One would think such a formal name would not be feared, but once they cross his path, hearing "Offdensen" will send a shiver down their spines.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Employee/Only Sane Man: Offdensen is the sole reason Dethklok aren't broke, dead or both.
  • O.O.C. 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.
    Offdensen: Go away! The five of you are the cause of all this. I want you out of my sight now. Go. Go...
    Nathan: But what about- I thought you were gonna-
    Offdensen: Get outta here!
    • "Dethdinner" has Charles break his stoic persona and get visibly nervous about Dethklok's antics ruining the dinner party. Nathan even points it out for us:
    Nathan: Man, are you nervous? I've never seen you nervous before.
    Offdensen: I'm fine. Totally calm.
    Nathan: (hand on shoulder) No you're not. No you're nooot.
  • Parental Substitute: Becomes something like a father towards Dethklok from Season 3 onward.
  • 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.
  • Sharp Dressed Man: Is always never seen without a suit on.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Compared to Dethklok, that's not saying much due to their stupidity, but he's definitely an intelligent CFO.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Does he spell his last name with one F or two? Brendon Small spells it as Offdensen; it's also spelled with two F's in the production credits for the Dethalbums.
  • The Stoic: So stoic that the band commented that he has a "heart of ice".
  • Stoic Spectacles: He has professionally-made business spectacles.
  • Straight Man: To Dethklok.
  • Team Mom: To Nathan's Team Dad at times.
  • Tranquil Fury: In "Doublebookedklok":
    Charles: Did you... book a gig... in Syria... without telling me?
    Murderface: Why are you yelling at us?!

    Dick Knubbler 
Voiced by: Brendon Small

Dethklok's sound engineer. Originally a mole for the tribunal, he defects and becomes a semi-capable employee.
  • Artificial Limbs: His robotic eyes.
  • Expy/No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of record producer Phil Spector.
  • Eye Scream: At the end of "Dethwater", while trying to escape a giant mutant seahorse, he resurfaces his sub too quickly. This makes his eyes literally explode. He receives his robot eyes afterward.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Originally a mole for the Tribunal sent in to monitor Dethklok's album recordings. At the end of "Dethwater", he renounces the Tribunal, as the power of metal has converted him.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: Has a pair of futuristic robot eyes to help him see.
  • I'm Standing Right Here:
    Charles: Alright moving on, your new producer should be here any minute.
    Pickles: Yeah okay, what's his name?
    Knubbler: I'm still here in the room!
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Green in their default state...
  • No One Could Survive That!: Usually, nobody could survive a quick change in air pressure, but he comes out of it with new robot eyes.
  • Yes-Man: Has been a constant enabler of Dethklok's bad habits and laziness, which is a big reason why their albums take so long to produce.
    Nathan Explosion: (halfheartedly) Falling down / hurt yourself / Really can hurt...really, can, really now...
    Dick Knubbler: That "falling down" stuff was good... I mean, it's good enough.


Band mascot.

Voiced by: Mark Hamill

Band chef. Despite helicopter rotor mutilation and patchwork reassembling by Dethklok, he's still an expert chef.

    Abigail Remeltindtdrinc 
Voiced by: Janeane Garofalo

A music engineer sent by the label.
  • Backstab: Through the stomach during "Church of the Black Klok". She gets better.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times. Understandably so, when you’re relatively "normal" and working with Dethklok.
  • Green Eyes: Seems to be this, or some kind of aqua.
  • No One Could Survive That!: She gets stabbed, in her abdomen and through her back, along with Toki in the fourth season finale. There was a lot of guessing on the fans' part as to her fate, but luckily both of them make it.
  • Official Couple: With Nathan at Doomstar's conclusion.
  • Only Sane Employee: Well, as sane as they get in this show.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: From her debut she was known for being business-oriented, but largely a laid back and kind of fun person. Then Nathan started to act like there was something serious between them despite the fact that she was clearly not interested at the time. She revoked her friendliness privileges very quickly after that. Not that it helped.
  • Straight Man: Another one for Dethklok.
  • 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, even though she wasn't looking for anything more than that, this eventually leads to Pickles quitting Dethklok anyway because it was about Nathan's selfishness. Abigail was mostly irrelevant.
  • Yoko Ohno: It's even foreshadowed in the Tribunal segment during "Writersklok". She's the (completely unintentional) wedge that drives Pickles and Nathan apart, leading to Pickles quitting Dethklok.

Klokateer 421

The bands expendable, numerous bodyguards and general workhorses.
  • Battle Butler: The Klokateers serve as roadies, bodyguards, enforcers, and personal servants to Dethklok.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: The Klokateers, already badass themselves, serve as servants, enforcers, and protectors to Dethklok, whose members are talented musicians and world-wide celebrities and also probably godlike beings with hidden power and the chosen ones as predicted by the Church of the Black Klok.
  • The Faceless: The hoods never come off. It's a part of their identity being erased.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Paid a pittance. Live in diseased squalor. Likely to die within a day. Totally loyal to Dethklok.
  • In the Hood: They're always seen with black hoods.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: And women. Despite this, they all work for the good guys (who all have a loose definition of "good").
  • Mauve Shirt: The midget.
  • Mooks: Their sole purpose.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: No. 216, a.k.a. "Midget". For a small person, he managed to take out and kill a normal grown man who is actually a Tribunal assassin disguised as a Klokateer and the brother of the Metal Masked Assassin, and is capable of handling firearms.
  • Red Shirt Army: The first season finale is a good example at how well-equipped and prepared they are to fight as a brigade.
  • The Spartan Way: The first step of their training is to have all the recruits pair off, then fight their partner to the death with their bare fists.
  • Training from Hell: Everybody who volunteers to become a Klokateer must pass an extremely difficult and dangerous training program before being initiated. In fact, when a raw recruit arrives at Mordhaus for their training, their first trial is to kill the person standing next to them.
  • Undying Loyalty: Every Klokateer is willing to give their own life in service to Dethklok. The initiation song for the Klokateers ("The Gears") even includes the line "we fear not our mortality."
    • One even swallowed a suicide pill rather than reveal anything to his torturer, the Metal Masked Assassin.
  • You Are Number 6: The Klokateers with more prominent roles are named after numbers.

The Tribunal

    General Tropes 
A mysterious council that keeps watch over Dethklok.

    Senator Stampingston 
Voiced by: Mark Hamill

Mr. Exposition for the Tribunal.

    General Crozier 
Voiced by: Victor Brandt

The Tribunal's military member.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: First Season. Drops out of Big Bad status afterward.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Subject to this from Salacia. The attack on Dethklok in the Season 1 finale led to the deaths of Cardinal Ravenwood and the soldiers still alive at Salacia's hands but he outright says that he still needs Crozier, who is just put to sleep and gets mindwiped. Salacia later just brainwashes him to get what he needs.
  • Four-Star Badass: The general's no Offdensen, but he can survive missions that wiped out entire platoons, like in "Dethcarraldo". Worth pointing out: He's a FIVE star general, a rank only given during wartime. That means he's served in an actual war. Not for nothing is he one of Salacia's chosen to deal with Dethklok.
  • General Ripper: Crozier was originally a mostly-sane example of this trope, later losing the 'sane' part thanks to Mr. Salacia.
  • Knight Templar: Although the Tribunal exists to observe and monitor Dethklok, Crozier considers Dethklok dangerous and would prefer to eliminate them. This results in him trying to kill Dethklok despite Salacia's orders.
  • Mind Rape: Was subjected to this along with brainwashing by Mr. Salacia in the Season 2 finale as punishment for disobeying his orders to wait for the right moment to kill Dethklok.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Much as he wants Dethklok dead he still leads the manhunt for the Revengencers during the Season 2 finale because global economic stability is dependent on the band.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: As extreme as it is to want Dethklok dead, their influence and destruction really is concerning.

    Cardinal Ravenwood 
"He keeps appearing in my dreams, he speaks to me in an ancient language that I don't understand... But I think he is telling me that I am going to die."
Voiced by: Victor Brandt

Original religious member of the Tribunal.

    Vater Orlaag 
Voiced by: Malcolm McDowell

Ravenwood's replacement, and general lackey to Salacia.
  • Beard of Evil: A very bushy beard, on a very bad man.
  • 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 Mole: For Mr. Salacia.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Rasputin.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives one to Crozier in the S2 Finale. The viewers were just as creeped out as he was.

    Mr. Salacia 
"No. We wait..."
Voiced by: Mark Hamill

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.
  • Badass Grandpa: Assumes the appearance of an elderly man, and is actually an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a suit and tie which he retains even in his true form.
  • Beard of Evil: See the picture.
  • Big Bad: Confirmed in "Breakupklok". And he's on the warpath.
  • Black Knight: There are occasionally some visions of him clad in spiky metal armour, not unlike what you'd see on a Chaos Warrior.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Confirmed to be one himself in "Breakupklok".
  • Evil Old Folks: An elderly man who kills people gruesomely, and is actually an Eldritch Abomination called the "Half Man".
  • Evil Plan: His plan seems to revolve around making humanity dull, uncreative, and apathetic so they can be easily controlled, allowing him to rule the world uncontested. And also observe Dethklok until the time came to get rid of them.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Once he goes into Eldritch Abomination mode.
  • Government Conspiracy: "Black Fire Upon Us" implies he's head of the U.N.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: What he wants is unknown, with only bits and pieces of his end goal coming about throughout the series. He leads a group that is in opposition to Dethklok but never actually does anything about them either because he wants them to bring about an apocalyptic event or they're destined to stop one.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Whatever he could be is unknown, but he's clearly masquerading as a human.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he shows up outside of his normal Tribunal appearances, things get dark.
  • Large and in Charge: Towers over all the other Tribunal members.
  • Large Ham: He always says everything in a slow, maniacal voice.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It's implied that something extraordinary is behind Salacia, with his human self not even being his true form.
  • Meaningful Name: Salacia was the name of a sea nymph and wife of Neptune in Roman mythology. So gender-confused and affiliated with the ocean which is a perfect name for an Eldritch Abomination masquerading as an elderly human.
  • Mysterious Past: Acknowledged in-universe by Crozier, who notes that his background is incredibly murky.
  • Nightmare Face: Pulls off an extremely terrifying one during Offdensen's vision of Crozier's Mind Rape. He pulls off a similar one in Breakupklok while pursuing the band.
  • Oh, Crap!: "It is time for me to reveal myself."
  • Orcus on His Throne: A prime example at least early on.
  • Red Baron: The Half-Man.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The fandom has used several different spellings for Salacia's name. Word of Jon Schnepp says it's Salacia, and that he can't stand the "Selatcia" spelling.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His armor, as revealed in the visions and the Season One DVD.
  • Villainous Rescue: Invokes this trope by saving Nathan, Pickles and Murderface from Crozier and Ravenwood.
  • Voice of the Legion: In his demonic state.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He couldn't follow the band into the ocean, implying something keeps him from entering the water. Possibly the whales that spoke to Nathan and led him to destroy the record.
  • 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.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has white hair, and is the leader of the ever-watching Tribunal. He's also an Eldritch Abomination whose plans for Dethklok are malicious, at least.
  • Your Head Asplode: One of his favorite methods of execution, usually coupled with removing internal organs. So far Ravenwood, Crozier's soldiers, Roy, and some of the audience for Dethklok's final show have fallen victim to this.

The Revengencers

    General Tropes 

  • Broken Pedestal: The bulk of the Revengencers consist of disillusioned fans who have been negatively affected by Dethklok in some way and/or are simply unable to tolerate the band's incredible apathy and hatred towards them any longer.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Some of the members were made thanks to Dethklok's actions, direct or indirect.
  • Five-Bad Band
  • I Am A Humanitarian: In The Doomstar Requiem, they're seen feasting on Ishnifus' rotting corpse after he is crucified.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: They all want revenge against Dethklok for mistreating them.

    Metal Masked Assassin

  • 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 blindsides 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.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Season 2.
    • 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.
  • The Brute
  • Determinator: He usually ends up getting knocked out, but he will not give up.
  • The Dragon: To Crozier in Season 1.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Did seem to genuinely love his brother. His death gave him a large chip on his shoulder for Dethklok.
  • The Faceless: We never get to see the rest of his face that's hidden by his mask.
  • Killed Off for Real: Explosively disintegrated, courtesy of Dethklok manifesting the power of gods in The Doomstar Requiem.
  • Knight Templar
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Very malevolent since it takes Dethklok's true power to finally kill the bastard.
  • Parental Abandonment: Stated his mother died in childbirth and their father went missing, leaving only him and his brother by themselves.
  • Professional Killer: And oh boy is he good at it. It takes a lot to keep him down.
  • Psycho for Hire
  • To the Pain
  • White Hair, Black Heart
  • 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 silver codpiece. He still blamed them nonetheless.

    Edgar Jomfru

    The Teenager

    Lavona Succuboso & Succuboso Explosion

Lavona in the middle

Dethklok's Families

    General Tropes 

  • Abusive Parents: Played with. All of Dethklok's parents are this to some degree, some more being abusive than others. Only Nathan's parents subvert the trope; despite Oscar claiming to resent Nathan for making him give up drinking to raise him, and Rose being embarrassing and a little too motherly, Nathan cares for them both on some level.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Inverted. The parents called out Dethklok.
    • Played straight in Season 4 with Molly when she ends up on the receiving end of this trope by her younger son, Pickles, in "Motherklok".

    Oscar and Rose Explosion
Rose on the left, Oscar on the right

  • Abusive Parents: Subverted, they are actually very good parents to Nathan overall, which resulted in Nathan being more emotionally and socially adjusted compared to his bandmates. Still, Rose can get drunk and embarrassing and tends to mother Nathan a little too much, while Oscar resents Nathan for making give up his drinking to raise him. Also, Rose once screamed at Nathan that he "ruined her vagina." In context, it was meant to tell off him and the rest of band for thinking that they or the other families don't know how to be brutal like them.
    • Oscar and Nathan later patched things up thanks to their Explosion Sauce hot sauce. In "Fatherklok," Nathan openly states that he loves his dad and that they often hang out together.
  • Good Parents: To Nathan, a stark contrast to the parents of his bandmates. Oscar is especially noteworthy since Murderface's dad committed murder-suicide with his mother in front of him when he was a baby; Pickles' dad was emotionally abusive; Toki's father forced his son into back-breaking physical labor and severely punished/imprisoned/chained him for the slightest infractions; and Skwisgaar's dad just impregnated Skwisgaar's mom and left. Nathan must have loved his dad very much to openly state, in front of his bandmates, that he loves him and they hang out together a lot.
  • Hartman Hips: Rose, though not in a flattering way.
  • In the Blood: Oscar has an impressive pair of lungs and a growling voice, though not to the extent of his son.
  • My Beloved Smother: Rose, to her son Nathan's frequent annoyance.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Nathan looks like his mother more than his father.

    Thunderbolt and Stella Murderface
Stella on the left, Thunderbolt on the right

    Calvert, Molly and Seth
from left to right: Seth, Pickles, Molly, Calvert

  • 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. In "Dethwedding", they blatantly display their favoritism of Seth to Pickles in front of his friends when they visit his home in Tomahawk. It's also possible that all members of Pickles' family subjected him to mental and physical abuse as well.
  • Big Brother Bully: Seth was certainly this to Pickles, as he wrongfully blamed him for setting their father's garage on fire and kept mooching off of him by emotionally blackmailing him for money.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A male example in Seth.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Seth.
  • Con Man: Seth.
  • Financial Abuse: Seth frequently mooches off of Pickles by pretending to act brotherly before emotionally blackmailing him into giving up a million dollars or so.
  • Hypocrite: Molly's behavior towards both of Pickles's business decisions in "Motherklok". It gets to the point where Pickles snaps and rightly calls her out on this.
  • Jerkass: Seth, to the point he makes everyone in the show look like saints in comparison.
    • Pickles' parents aren't much better. Molly disapproves of everything Pickles does while doting over Seth, and Calvert told his own son that he "belongs in a garbage can".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Seth, in spades.
  • Karma Houdini: Again, Seth. Every time he's thrown into karma's path, he twists it to his advantage.
    • Molly and Calvert can also be considered as Karma Houdinis in regards to their abuse of Pickles. Until Molly finally gained some comeuppance via a very satisfying Calling the Old Man Out from Pickles himself in "Motherklok".
  • Mark Hamill: Here again, voicing Calvert.
  • 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 the city.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Seth.
  • The Unintelligible: Seth.

    Serveta Skwigelf

  • Abusive Parents: To say she is a promiscuous slut would be an insult to promiscuous sluts everywhere. She was extremely emotionally neglectful to Skwisgaar growing up, and she constantly had sex with complete strangers knowing that Skwisgaar would see, but made absolutely no effort in shielding her son (considering how traumatizing sex can be to a child's mindset). Sure, her son became a world famous guitarist because of it, but he also became an Attention Whore, developed deep-seated Mommy Issues, and gained her rampant promiscuity.
    • Averted with Skwisgaar's stepfather Týr, who was actually a pretty nice guy. Too bad he married a massive slut.
  • Alliterative Name: Serveta Skwigelf.
  • Anything That Moves: Even Dr. Rockso...*shudder*
  • Dumb Blonde: Just like her son, unfortunately.
  • Expy: Of Ingrid Goude, the real-life winner of 1956 Miss Sweden.
  • Gag Lips: Has prominent lips compared to the other females of Metalocalypse.
  • Gainaxing: At one point during "Dethfam".
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: She's still sexually active at her age, and Murderface has expressed attraction towards her. She's also really a grandma to tons of illegitimate kids.
  • Harmful to Minors: Serveta inflicted this trope on Skwisgaar many times by constantly having sex in places where he can see and hear her.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Serveta was the first-place winner of the Miss Sweden pageant in 1956. Her looks are now ruined by time and (so she claims) her pregnancy with Skwisgaar.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Seriously, just look at her dress.
  • Lady in Red: An extremely promiscuous lady who always wears a strapless, low-cut red dress.
  • The Narcissist: Seems to be the case as she has lots of pictures of herself in her prime hanging around her house, but only one picture of Skwisgaar.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Though we never actually see them (thankfully), she apparently never wears a bra because they are always visible underneath her dress.
  • Really Gets Around: Extra emphasis on "really". To the point that when Skwisgaar is searching for his father, Skwisgaar seems completely reasonable in the exchange below.
    Skwisgaar: Anythings yet?
    Klokateer: Not yet, sire. Several thousand men have come forward claiming to be your father.
    Skwisgaar: Several thousgand?
    Klokateer: They all claim to have had sex with your mother, Serveta. In a period of a month. This seems impossible.
    Skwisgaar: Ugh... You don't know my moms.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Apparently Serveta is where Skwisgaar got his promiscuity from.
  • Shrine to Self: Her house in Sweden is full of photos of herself... and a single picture of a young Skwisgaar.
  • You No Take Candle
  • Your Cheating Heart: In "Fatherklok", she cheats on her newest husband Týr by having a threesome with the same men Skwisgaar found her with as a child. Týr couldn't handle the revelation and ran away, ruining Skwisgaar's one chance of having a father.

    Aslaug and Anja Wartooth
Left to right: Anja, Toki, Aslaug

  • 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. Toki's mother, Anja, never explicitly abused him, but she was probably responsible for emotional abuse as she can also be seen glaring at her son with equal vehemence and never prevented her husband from doing all sorts of things to him. Though it seems to be implied that she was forced to follow her husband's example, as she starts enjoying life a little more in "Dethmas" after Aslaug's death.
  • 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.
  • Asshole Victim: Aslaug, after he drowns in a frozen lake in Season 3; given what he did to Toki during his entire childhood, it's very deserved. Even Anja, his own wife, didn't mourn him, and even indulged in all kinds of activities with the Dethklok mothers that Aslaug would've been appalled at once he's dead.
  • Death Glare: Both... to Toki... constantly.
  • The Dreaded: Their influence on Toki was so horrible that when Dethklok's families are introduced in "Dethfam", Toki spends most of the episode mute and catatonic in shock just by his parents being there.
  • Hidden Depths: When Anja reappears in "Dethmas", she's shown smiling excitedly at Rose Explosion's suggestion of giving her a makeover, and she gets drunk with the other Dethklok mothers and has sexual trysts with them. This occurs after Aslaug dies, so it seems that Toki wasn't the only one subjected to abuse...
  • Humiliation Conga: Aslaug, minutes before he died. Some would say he deserved it for how he treated Toki.
  • Karmic Death: Aslaug physically and emotionally abused Toki as a child. Drowns when Toki accidentally drops him in an icy lake.
  • Killed Off for Real: Aslaug.
  • Offing the Offspring: Their first appearance featured one of the Tribunal ranting that Aslaug was destined to kill his son, Toki. Averted; the inverse happened instead.
  • The Stoic: Both of them, to nightmarish degrees. The fact that they don't speak at all (save for when they screamed in "Dethfamily") makes them creepier. After Aslaug dies, Anja starts smiling and showing more emotions while she hangs out with the Dethklok mothers in "Dethmas".
  • The Voiceless: Both of them. Though averted in "Dethfamily" when they started screaming from the brutality of raising children.

Other Characters

    Leonard Rockstein aka Dr. Rockso, The Rock & Roll Clown (he does cocaine)
Rockstein on the right, Rockso on the left

  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin color without the face paint.
    • It was said in "Cleanzo", that he was Caucasian. His skin was much lighter, as shown in his child picture. However, his skin might have darkened from the drugs and face paint.
  • Amusing Injuries: His nose fell off at one point, but by the next episode it was back on and never discussed again.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In The Doomstar Requiem, he comes to the aid of the Nathan, Pickles, Murderface, and Skwisgaar to get past a bunch of junkies so they can reach Toki.
  • Broken Ace: Before Dethklok existed he led one of the most popular bands in the world, Zazz Blammymatazz, during the 1980s. When they try to reunite he can still sing to the point where Nathan, who is considered the best singer in the world, thinks he is amazing despite 20 years of drugs and not performing. But his drug habits (and Dethklok ruining his concert) destroy any chance of him ever returning to top.
  • Catch-Phrase: "I'm Dr. Rockso and I do c-c-cocaine!", "C-c-c-yeah baby!", and "Uh oh!", the last one in the same tone as David Lee Roth.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: One reason he couldn't stay clean.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: In "The Church of the Black Klok" He is absolutely 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 daughter (who's about the same age as Dory was during their affair).
  • Expy/No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of David Lee Roth. His old band, Zazz Blazzymatazz, appears to be based on Van Halen.
  • Good Costume Switch: He sports a white version of his outfit in the movie when he saves the day.
  • Groin Attack: According to Nathan, one of Rockso's Zazz Blammymatazz reunion concerts got cancelled because he stole money from a drug cartel to buy cocaine. When the leader of said cartel demanded the money back, Rockso refused and he was shot in the groin for his troubles.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Sort of. He's still got a wicked mane, but the top of his dome is totally balded. He covers it with a hat.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: During Zazz Blammymatazz's heyday Rockso looked alright, but after he was kicked out of the band over a misunderstanding (and cocaine), he started letting himself go.
  • Karma Houdini: In Dethmas. Then later episodes reveal that he's gone to jail and been on the receiving end of Prison Rape.
  • Large Ham
  • Loose Lips: Rockso is constantly declaring his drug habit to the world even when he should really be keeping his mouth shut, at one point blurting it out while a cop was standing three feet in front of him. He also wrote a song bragging about his sexual encounter with a 14 year old girl with explicit lyrics. Somehow, the police caught onto him.
  • Monster Clown: 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?
  • No One Could Survive That Much Cocaine
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Especially drugs!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Rockso" or "Rockzo"? Both spellings are frequently used.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: His Dr. Rockso persona, which is the personality he is adopting most of the time anyway.
  • Unexpected Character: In The Klok Opera, he appears to help Dethklok fend off angry junkie musicians. There is absolutely no indication that he would be involved in the story.
  • The Unfettered
  • Villainous Harlequin
  • Verbal Tic: Has a habit of stuttering a hard C sound before words, even if they don't begin with that sound (such as "I need your c-c-c-help!"). Likely due to his infatuation with c-c-cocaine.

    Dr. Johnathan Twinkletits

    Eric Jomfru

    Snakes N' Barrels
From left to right: Antonio "Tony" Demarco Thunderbottom, Snizzy "Snazz" Bullets, Sammy "Candynose" Twinskins

  • The '80s: They were very popular around this decade, and their outfits before Pickles left were patterned off the decade's fashion.
  • Expy/No Celebrities Were Harmed: Guns N' Roses. Members Thunderbottom, Candynose, and Bullets are based off Slash, Poison drummer, Rikki Rockett and Joe Perry respectively.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The guys were okay-looking in their hey-day, but after Pickles left, they really started letting themselves go.
  • Lesser Star: The remaining band members after Pickles left. While Pickles became a world-famed death metal musician and a multi-billionaire, the rest of his old band fell into poverty and sobriety.
  • No One Could Survive That!: After taking some very heavy drugs, the audience wondered if they overdosed.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Before they got clean.

    Rikki Kixx 
Voiced by: Mike Patton

  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: Every time he wants to do drugs or alcohol, he's harshly reminded that he can't due to current health problems
  • Expy/No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe. He also looks a lot like Mick Jagger.
  • Evil Plan: He used to be really into alcohol and drugs until he 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.
  • Freudian Excuse: He used to heavily abuse drugs and alcohol until his health deteriorated too far for him to indulge anymore, so he wants to deprive the world of the things he used to enjoy, just to watch them suffer as much as he did.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In-universe, for Pickles in Snakes N' Barrels.
  • Smug Straight Edge / Straight Edge Evil
  • Taking You with Me: He was deprived of alcohol and drugs due to health problems, so he thought it was a good idea to make everyone suffer as well.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He secretly wants the world to be deprived of drugs because his health has deteriorated too far for him to indulge. He has twisted this around into creating an abstinence group and has gained tons of adoration for it.

    Rebecca Nightrod

  • Beauty Is Bad: A beautiful celebrity tennis player who is an utter bitch and treated Nathan like shit during their time together.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted; after falling down several flights of stairs, she's in the hospital with a coma, her face heavily disfigured and missing some teeth.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: But that doesn't stop her from (somehow) breaking up with Nathan and getting a new boyfriend.
  • Girl of the Week
  • I'm Okay!: Utters this after falling down the first flight of stairs. Then she keeps going and going until she falls into a coma.
  • Jerkass: She was such a controlling and demanding bitch that Nathan was utterly terrified of her and even admits that dating her was "the most brutal thing ever!" When she landed in a coma, Nathan proclaims her as the "ultimate girlfriend" since she won't control him now.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Calls Nathan "Tonto" near the end of the episode. Then she falls down a very long stairway as if the gods punished her for it. You almost feel sorry for her, until you realize she put Nathan through all kinds of crap.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's always seen scowling.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: In-universe as 'Natebecca' or 'Rebasplosion' with Nathan.
  • Staircase Tumble: How she ends up in a coma. And it was pretty long, too!
  • Your Cheating Heart: In "Klokblocked", she cheats on Nathan with a new boyfriend while still in a coma. To say Nathan was heartbroken would be understating it.

    Melmord Fjordslorn

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Male example; he acted nice and lenient to Dethklok so he can gain power and influence over them, and steal their vast fortune for himself. Offdensen put an end to it permanently.
  • 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.
  • Death by Falling Over: Courtesy of Offdensen. Then he gets run over by a train for good measure.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He intentionally portrayed himself as a laid-back, fun-loving manager so Dethklok can trust him enough to handle their massive wealth, which he intended to have for himself. Offdensen caught on and killed him in a sword fight.
  • Killed Off for Real: He is killed when Offdensen defeats and forces him off a high ledge, and he falls onto a railway where he is run over by a train.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His relaxed personality is a front to get to Dethklok's vast finances.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In-universe. Until... Offdensen kills him in a sword fight.

    Mashed Potato Johnson
  • Badass Grandpa: In the comics, he fights the ghost of a 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.
    • Not to mention in his first appearance, he manages to breach the gates of Mordhaus by himself without a scratch on him.
  • Magical Negro: With the power of the Blues, he can do some amazing things. And he was more than happy to teach Dethklok about it.
  • Nice Hat
  • Old Master: To Dethklok.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Possibly a Stage Name.
  • Token Minority: Is a black Southerner, which contrasts the caucasian Dethklok band.

    Damien Cornickelson 
Voiced by: Steve Vai

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A far cry from his benevolent father, Roy.
    • Possibly back in this role as of "Breakupklok", as Salacia kills off his father.
  • Drunk with Power: Once he controls Dethklok by being their label, oh boy...
  • Evil Is Petty: Part of Damien's vendetta towards Dethklok is that Nathan punched him. To be fair, though, he shouldn't have provoked Nathan in the first place.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: He's really nothing like his father and he knows it. He just doesn't care since he just wants the company for himself.
  • Jerkass: Insults Nathan the first time they meet, and years later, withheld the money Dethklok made off their records in "Renovationklok".
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the form of Nathan Explosion, twice. It was immensely satisfying both times, though.
  • Smug Snake: Once he slowly tries to encroach on Dethklok, he gets

    Roy Cornickelson 
Voiced by: Mark Hamill

    Ishnifus Meaddle 
Voiced by: Werner Herzog

  • Defiant to the End: As he faces down the Masked Assassin, he boldly states he doesn't fear him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Is quoted on the back of the Season 3 DVD box, which also mentions the Church of the Black Klok.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Distracts the Revengencers to buy Dethklok more time to rescue Toki in The Doomstar Requiem.
  • High Priest: Of the Church of the Black Klok.
  • Off with His Head!: Courtesy of the Metal Masked Assassin.
  • The Prophecy: He was the one who revealed it to Offdensen, and the one who quotes from it in the opening moments of several Season 4 episodes.