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Voiced by: Monica Ward (Italian), Holly Gauthier-Frankel (English)Zick is the main hero of the series. A young loner with allergies, Zick is called weird by everyone else. He is a Monster Tamer.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Teddy's Veronica for Lay's Archie, and the Archie for Elena's Betty and Lay's Veronica.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: Is able to see monsters and apparitions that others cannot. It runs in the family.
- Blessed with Suck: Sometimes sees his powers as this due to dealing with Bombo's shenanigans and his responsibilities as a Tamer. As such, he longs for a normal life.
- Last-Name Basis: 'Zick' to everyone. Even his parents call him Zick. His dad on the other hand, is called Zob by everyone.
- Loners Are Freaks: Gets this treatment in school.
- Spider-Sense: Has allergies that alert him whenever an evil monster's on the prowl.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Zick is a monster, as with all tamers.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shares this with his dad.
Voiced by: Monica Ward (Italian), Annie Bovaird (English)Elena is the main heroine of the series. She is Zick's best friend. She later becomes a Monster Keeper.
- Action Survivor: Even before she had the Sight Dom, she's helped Zick out of more scrapes than he'd like to admit.
- Badass Normal: Even though she only has the Sight Dom, she's tough.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Lay's Veronica for Zick's Archie.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: Starts out unable to see monsters, but near the end of the first season, she's given the power of the Sight Dom by Greta.
- Catch-Phrase: "Holy spit!", changed to "Holy sneeze!" in the American Kids' WB! broadcasts.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: When Zick's around Lay.
- Hair Decorations: Tends to have a pair of bows attached to each of her pigtails.
- I Just Want to Be Special: For a good part of the first season, Elena longs to see monsters, and eventually gets her wish.
Voiced by: Roberto Draghetti (Italian), Al Goulem (English)Magnacat is the main villain in season 1. He is the president of Pyramid Inc., but in reality, he is a shape-shifting Gorka. His main plans are attempting to take over Bibbur-Si.
"You're brave to take on the Moog Magister?!"Moog Magister is the main villain in season 2. He is the lord of the Anguanes.
"I will have my revenge, or my name isn't Sinestro!"Hector Sinestro is the main villain in season 2. He is a Dark Tamer who tries to get revenge on Zick's father, Zob.
- Revenge by Proxy: Why he targeted Zick instead of his father.
Omnised and OmniquadThe two Gorka brothers and Magnacat's minions.
- Sinister Shades: When in their human forms
ViziosedOmnised and Omniquad's replacement after the two are captured.
- Canon Foreigner: Exclusive to the cartoon.
Emily VermeerZick's aunt and an Anguane.
"As a Keeper, I have the gift of Sight. I can pass this into few chosen people, and you, Elena, are one of them."
Voiced by: Alessandra Korompay (Italian), Pauline Little (English)Zick's mother.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: Is also able to see monsters and ghosts. Though she feigned ignorance of this early in the first season, for Zick's sake.
- Inherent Gift: How Greta could pass the gift of sight to one person.
- Meganekko: Is always seen wearing glasses.
Zobedja "Zob" Zick
"Kids. They never listen."
Voiced by: Andrea Ward (Italian), Mark Camacho (English)Zick's father.
- Action Dad: Even when shrunk, he can still kick some butt.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: Able to see monsters and ghosts, as well.
- Disappeared Dad: Earlier in season 1, but came back as the Incredible Shrinking Man.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shares this with his son.
Theo Barrymore and Tessa GrangeZick's maternal grandparents and white ghosts.
Ezeria Zick and Maria BertoldZick's paternal grandparents.
Harvey PotatoHarvey is Elena's father.
Julie PotatoElena's mother. Later in the series, she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl (in the comic book series, their names are Charlie and Violet).
Lonzo PotatoElena's 8-year-old cousin.
PurrcyElena's pet cat.
- Fat Cat
- Hidden Depths: As stupid as he is, Purrcy has some awesome skills-such as making sand castles with his litter.
PuffyElena's pet rabbit. In the comic book had a run-in with a Digesting Plant, with long-term effects
- Boxing Lessons for Superman: Deputy-Deth had it trained to hunt Tamers. Part of the training included learning kung-fu.
- Killer Rabbit: Becomes a dangerous part-monster after the run-in with the Digesting Plant, especially after Deputy-Deth had it trained to hunt down Tamers.
- Stuff Blowing Up: After his training with Deputy-Deth, he can cut carrots in perfect halves with flying kicks, the carrot then exploding.
Voiced by: Pietro Ubaldi (Italian), Rick Jones (English)One of the monsters in Zick's house under the supervision of Timothy, and later by Jeremy. He likes eating Zick's shoes, and cries when taking a diet. His crime is ignoring his diet and stealing some cakes.
- Beware the Nice Ones: If motivated enough, Bombo can easily deal with any opponent by eating it. Just ask Zick's out-of-control Dom.
- Big Eater: Even for a Bombo, hence his criminal record.
- Denied Food as Punishment: Forced to go on diets that lasts only a couple of seconds whenever he misbehaves.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the comic: when Zick's out-of-control Dom tries to devour Zick, Bombo reacts by eating it, resulting in him becoming Zick's Domulacrum to reabsorb his Dom.
- Third-Person Person: Does this all the time.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Shoes. He tends to like Zick's the best, but he'll eat anyone's, given the opportunity.
- You No Take Candle: Bombo isn't really the most...eloquent monster, to say the least.Bombo: No worry, Zick, Bombo has it all figure out. Bombo left Timothy a decoy, a dummy head look just like Bombo.
(After being put back together) "Thanks. Uh...you forgot to put my eye in."
Voiced by: Riccardo Peroni (Italian), Gordon Masten (English)Snyakutz Bu is another monster in Zick's house under the supervision of Timothy and later by Jeremy. His crime is littering (leaving pieces of himself everywhere).
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: In English adaptations of the comics, he tends to have a vaguely French accent whenever he speaks. Averted in the English dub of the series, where this is dropped.
A Bobak, yet another monster in the Barrymore's Detention Oasis. His crime is playing violin horribly out of tune.
- Dreadful Musician: Loves to play the violin, but is terrible at it.
"Ignorant creatures...It's a storm. Hot and cold air collide and produce electric charges. (lightning strikes, scaring him) Have mercy on me, mighty lightning monsters!"Also a Bobak, and another monster in the Barrymore's Detention Oasis. His crime is telling make-up stories and lying.
TrengingiganThe legendary Gorka-hunter in Bibbur-Si. He is a Gingi with an eyepatch on his right eye.
Chumba BagingiOne the monsters under Lardine's Detention Oasis. He is an exhibitionist, a monster who makes himself visible to humans. He escaped when Lardine was resting in Elena's House. He was saved by Zick and Elena from two Dark Phantoms, and later was captured by Zick.
- Attention Whore: To the point he will risk the entire monster world by making himself visible.
- Too Dumb to Live: Many of his attempted escapes should have resulted in his death. Even the very fact he tries to escape counts, as any Detention Oasis is put in a place that is extremely dangerous to most monsters and trying to go outside could easily result in death-and he knows perfectly well since the one escape attempt that actually succeeded resulted in the two Dark Phantoms mentioned above almost eating him.
Voiced by: Oliviero Dinelli (Italian), Michel Perron (English)Zick's cat and Tutor.
- Extreme Doormat: In "Zick vs. Zick", he takes responsibility for giving Zick freedom and is forced to obey Jeremy-Joth by leaving the house. However, they seem to come to good terms in "The Horn of Kong".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Mentor Mascot
- Put on a Bus / The Bus Came Back: Leaves the Barrymore house in "Zick vs. Zick"; returns eight episodes later in "The General Inspector".
Voiced by: Ambrogio Colombo (Italian), Terrence Scammell (English)Timothy's replacement, but is dropped in that position.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In "The Devourer".
- Cats Are Mean: Subverted in that he's not really a cat, but a Maximum Tutor.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty
- Establishing Character Moment: In his first appearance, he sends Omnised and Omniquad off running and is shown to have a strict and nasty attitude.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Jerkass: In "Zick vs. Zick", he tells Elena to leave and later kicks Timothy out of the Barrymore house for breaking a lot of rules and refuses to allow Zick to say goodbye to him. He also treats Zick and the other monsters like crap and zaps his shoes without regret.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, he does have a caring side for Zick and Elena as shown in "The Devourer".
- No Indoor Voice: Shouts a lot.
Voiced by: Cinzia Massironi (Italian)The only female cat and Tutor (in the cartoon). She is in charge of the Detention Oasis at Port Reef.
- Seen It All: Her monsters are completely insane (enough to drive Timothy crazy when they're temporarily entrusted to him), and dealing with them has left her unable to be surprised by anything.
- The Smurfette Principle: Cartoon only: the comic features a number of other female Tutors.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Her monsters (who have once tried to escape hidden in a pic-nic basket) being the idiots.
Tadduja "Teddy" Thaur
Voiced by: Massimo di Benedetto (Italian), Daniel Brochu (English)A 14 year-old Tamer, and one of Zick's friends. He is a show-off, arrogant and boastful to anyone. He sometimes respects Zick, but not Elena that he always call her Potato.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Zick's Betty for Lay's Archie.
- Butt-Monkey: Is this for season 2.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be at times, but is not one for leaving his fellow Tamers to die.
Terrentuja "Terrence" Thaur
Voiced by: Claudio Moneta (Italian), Mark Hauser (English)Teddy's father.
Johanna TulasechTeddy's mother.
Lay MameryA 14 year-old female Tamer, one of Zick's new friends. She is admired by the young male Tamers, including Teddy and Zick, a reason that Elena is a bit jealous of her.
- Action Girl: Par for the course as a Tamer.
- Bare Your Midriff: Tends to wear clothing that show off her belly quite a bit.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Elena's Betty for Zick's Archie, and the Archie for Zick's Betty and Teddy's Veronica.
- Dude Magnet: Both Zick and Teddy have the hots for her, much to Elena's dismay on the former.
- Hot for Teacher: In the comic series, she has a crush on her teacher Dan Tulasech.
Voiced by: Jodie Resther (English)A new young Tamer in the Ancient Armory, and a new character in the second season of the animated series. He is very handsome and popular among the girls in the Armory especially Elena and Lay, which made Zick a bit jealous of him.
Patty Smirnov and Mattie O'Hare
Voiced by: Monica Bertolotti (Patty, Italian) and Raffaella Castelli (Mattie, Italian)Patty and Mattie are the two school journalists who tease Elena for hanging out with Zick.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: When they found out about the world of monsters.
- Paparazzi: As journalists, they love digging up any good dirt and passing it along.
Voiced by: Alessio Ward (Italian)David is a bully who picks on Zick, but stops bullying him once he becomes Annie's friend.
Deputy-DethAn ex-Tutor Maxim out of the job because of abusing power.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment/Baleful Polymorph: His ultimate fate: he's turned in an actual cat for good.
- Irony: That's the very punishment he wanted to inflict on Timothy and Jeremy.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Has an annoying habit of making some fine points, especially when he's being a jerk. One moment above all is when he's at Zick's home to prevent him and Greta from assisting Timothy, Jeremy and the adult Tamers (currently fugitives from the law): he forces Zick to carry around a retrained were-Puffy and never leaves Greta, and Zick still escapes surveillance and Greta bolts the very moment he lets her shower alone on condition she sings to prove she's still there (Greta has Bombo sing in her place).