Characters: Monster High
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- Voiced By: Kate Higgins
- Accidental Athlete: In "Fearleading Tryouts".
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has mint green skin.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Due to her tendency to fall apart in the least convenient moments.
- Disney Death: In Freaky Fusion, she uses her own life force, or Spark, to take down a rampaging creation of her grandfather Viktor that's captured her friends and threatens to destroy them. Doing so however uses her up, and she's effectively dead until her friends and schoolmates pull together to recharge her.
- Frankenstein's Monster: Her father.
- Helping Hands: Frankieís hands whenever they fall off.
- The Hero: She always changes the way things were for the better.
- Idea Bulb: Variation. Her neckbolts often spark when she gets an idea.
- Mad Scientist: Well, she did build herself a boyfriend once.
- Multicolored Hair: Although usually only possessing black and white hair, she gets blue and yellow hair in her Freaky Fusion release.
- NaÔve Newcomer: At first, but integrates well.
- Sense Freak: With all the basic intelligence of the average 15-year old, yet little experience outside, everything is new to her, and she wants to experience it all. She learns more over time
- Ship Tease: With both Jackson and Holt — twice! They sort of got together, took a break so the boys could sort out their issues, and have been teasing at getting back together for a while.
- Shock and Awe: Powered by electricity, and one time uses it in direct combat with jumper cable clamps on her bolts and a metal floor.
- Skunk Stripe: Alternating skunk stripes throughout her hair.
- Tomboyish Name
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Well, her father is Frankenstein's Monster.
- Younger Than They Look: At the beginning of the series proper, she's 15 days old. Now, her age is listed as "How many days has it been now?". She is currently likely to be around a year or two.
- Voiced By: Debi Derryberry
- A Day in the Limelight: She's the main star in "Frights, Camera, Action", and the plot centers around us learning some of Draculaura's history.
- Afraid of Blood: Draculaura has a tendency to faint even at the mere mention of blood.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is light pink, with a hot pink heart birthmark on her right cheek.
- The Atoner: Her diary actually implies that she is one. When her dad tells her that he wishes she'd return to "proper" vampire ways, she writes that she is resolved to never go back to how she was before.
- Cute Little Fangs
- The Ditz: To a very large degree, but she can occasionally show insight.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Many of her outfits show degrees of this.
- Fan Nickname: Lala, about the only thing to take off from the Lisi Harrison books.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Draculaura certainly comes across as one.
- Fun with Acronyms: her newsletter "V.A.M.P." — "Vampires Advocating Meatless Protein."
- Genki Girl: In spades.
- Girlish Pigtails: Featured in many of her dolls.
- Happily Adopted: As revealed in her second edition diary.
- Hidden Depths: Draculaura's 2nd edition diary provides some tantalizing hints at quite the Dark and Troubled Past—her father, rather than the Dracula we know, is an even older master vampire (Bram Stoker's villain was a less powerful upstart who used her father's name to impress and terrorize locals til he fell prey to Laser-Guided Karma), who took in Draculaura (perhaps just Laura then) and her mother "when no one else would" over a thousand years ago.
- The brief diary for her collector doll comes with a timeline— her father was the Roman soldier Gaius who fell in love with her mother Camilla, but he died in battle before she was born. Dracula, having known and been friends with Gaius' great grandfather moved his home to Dacia and took Camilla in. Draculaura was named in his honor at birth. In the year she turned 16, a plague swept the village they lived in and claimed Camilla's life. Fearful to lose Draculaura as well, Dracula turned her into a vampire.
- Genki Girl
- Girly Girl: To Lagoona's Tomboy.
- Granola Girl
- Kid-Appeal Character: Cute, cheerful, and iconically designed.
- Military Brat: Her birth father and adoptive father both were in the Roman army. The former died in battle.
- Missing Mom
- Multicolored Hair: While usually black with pink streaks, it has been pink with black undertone, or black with yellow and pink streaks.
- Odango: Her doll for the Fearleading 3-Pack sports odango pigtails◊.
- Official Couple: with Clawd.
- Older Than They Look: She's 1599 years old at the beginning of the series. A big show was made of her turning 1600 as it was used for both a doll collection/line (Draculaura's Sweet 1600) and it was the main event of the third animated special.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Not too different though, just vegetarian.
- Perky Goth: Just about the happiest gothic lolita vampire you've ever seen!
- Pointy Ears
- The Protagonist: She's the leading character in the anime adaption.
- Purple Eyes
- Shout-Out: Her Elegant Gothic Lolita style and tattoo-like birthmark on her cheek recall Emilie Autumn.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: A frequent plot point for her, she used to be very boy-crazy. She now dates Clawd Wolf.
- Vampire Vords: She can pronounce her Ws, at least, but she otherwise has a noticeable (and very cute) Hungarian/Romanian accent.
- Vegetarian Vampire: Originally stated to be a vegan, but then changed to vegetarian.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She can't even say the word blood without fainting (or nearly fainting).
- Voiced By: Salli Saffioti
- The Big Girl
- Cute Little Fangs
- Our Werewolves Are Different: While Clawdeen's features are consistently wolflike, she usually keeps her animalistic side under control... except during the full moon (when she becomes more daring and energetic than usual).
- "Fur Will Fly" hinted the full moon was the trump card she used to beat Heath Burns (he didn't know that day was a full moon, and it gave her super-speed, beating him even with his head start).
- The Fashionista: Notable in that she views fashion both as an art and in a business sense; she hopes to one day own her own fashion line, and plans her classes accordingly. It was even a major plot point in Scaris: City of Frights.
- Gold Makes Everything Shinier: Few dolls of hers have been released without a gold accent.
- The Nose Knows: It comes with being a werewolf. The [Trope Name] is even a family catchphrase.
- The Rival: At first with Cleo, but they got over it.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is constantly growing—and not just the hair on her head, leading her to have to pluck and wax continuously (she has to do so three times a day, as noted by her "Dawn of the Dance" itinerary). However, it also allows her to be more experimental with her hairstyles— shown in the doll lines with various lengths.
- Southies: She and her sisters, but not her brother speak with a faint Bahston accent.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes
- Talking To Herself: She and Cleo are voiced by the same woman, Salli Saffioti.
- Unusual Ears: Wolf ears, on top of her head.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her Dawn of the Dance doll has a short acid green bob with brown in the back, while her Gloom Beach doll has purple hair to frame her face.
- It's explained in-universe that the one benefit of Clawdeen's constantly growing hair is that it allows her to be very experimental with it, so in each doll of hers her hair undergoes a substantial color change.
- Voiced By: Laura Bailey
- Australian Accent: Lagoona's an exchange student from "down under" ("Down under the sea, that is!").
- Cloudcuckoolander: Portrayed as a spacey girl who (literally) bathes in moisturizer in the anime adaption.
- Day in the Limelight: The 2016 TV special, Great Scarrier Reef, has her as the main character.
- Fish People
- Green Eyes: Drawn especially to look piscine.
- Missing Mom: Lagoona is the daughter of Sea Monster, strongly implied to be the Gill-Man. Her mother was later revealed to be an ocean nymph with whom Lagoona has just as good as a relation as with her father. Only, ocean nymphs can't go far from their home, so while in the USA, only her dad can visit her.
- Multicolored Hair: Lagoona has aqua blue streaks in her otherwise blonde hair due to the chlorine in the school's swimming pool, and in all doll releases this trend continues. Her Great Scarrier Reef release adds a hot pink streak.
- Official Couple: with Gil.
- Only Sane Woman: Lagoona is the most down-to-earth, level-headed member of the main group.
- Stocking Filler: In her basic outfit, she wears fishnet stockings.
- Talking To Herself: Bailey also voices Bloodgood, Skelita, and Honey.
- The Tomboy: To Draculaura's Girly Girl.
- Unusual Ears: Lagoona actually has fins for ears.
Cleo De Nile
- Voiced By: Salli Saffioti
- Arranged Marriage: In "Boo York, Boo York" her father and sister attempt to manipulate her into one with Seth Ptolemy, named a promise ceremony.
- Bandage Babe
- Big Bad: Of the first TV Special and the first half of the Volume 1-webisodes.
- Characterization Marches On: Has what might be the strongest and most consistent development of any character in the series.
- The Cheerleader: Head fearleader of the squad.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: From a narcissistic, self serving Alpha Bitch antagonist to a generous, loyal
- Family Honor
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: "Freaky Fridate" has this happen with Ghoulia when she accidentally touches one of Daddy's idols that Ghoulia's also holding.
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Not a doll release of hers without a gold accent, and her favorite color (shared with Clawdeen) is gold.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: To go with her Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Cleo takes this to the highest level by having actual streaks of gold in her basic look's otherwise brown hair. All of her doll releases flaunt a splash of gold hair.
- Heel-Face Turn: Cleo started out as a bit of a snob/bully and the series' Big Bad, but has progressed into a supportive friend, especially in the Breather Episode about Ghoulia and Dead Fast. She is now a part of the Original Ghouls, and has gone from Alpha Bitch to Lovable Alpha Bitch for good.
- Hidden Depths: At first a Straw Character antagonist, her vulnerabilities and insecurities have now come to light. She's proud and domineering, but she's truly a princess of the people. In "Boo York, Boo York", it's shown in her heart she knows that as a queen-to-be, she must give the people what they want.
- As of Season 3, she treats all of her friends as she does Ghoulia - caring and compassionate but still dominant.
- The diary included in her 'Gloom and Bloom' release is a richly detailed account of her backstory and how her family came to be in their current form.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Her growth in becoming a nicer person comes to a head when she sends all ten-thousand of her royal servants to the comic auction that Ghoulia couldn't attend in order to win said comic for her. But, of course, the comic is slipped to Ghoulia discreetly, and Cleo tells the other ghouls not to let this info get around and ruin her rep.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cleo can be quite stuck-up and mean to the ghouls, but is also happy to help them when there is a problem. She "secretly" thanks Ghoulia for all her help by getting her the rare Dead Fast comic.
- The Lancer: She has connections.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Cleo acts egocentric and temperamental, but when push comes to shove, she's a kind and loyal friend.
- Missing Mom
- Multicolored Hair
- Official Couple: With Deuce. Also Clawd, pre-series.
- Oh My Gods!: Due to being of Egyptian heritage, she often replaces "God" with "Ra".
- Older Than They Look: She's 5843 years old, "give or take a couple".
- Rich Bitch
- Royal Brat: Egyptian heritage, folks!
- This behavior was drilled into her by her father whom she was entombed with for several thousand years. She's gotten much better, though.
- Talking To Herself: She and Clawdeen are voiced by the same woman, Salli Saffioti.
- True Blue Femininity: She exudes it more than the others.
- "Well Done, Daughter" Gal: In "Ghouls Rule" and "Boo York, Boo York".
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Various releases give her teal or blue streaks, and in her Creepateria release it's got purple streaks.
- Voiced By: Audu Paden
- '80s Hair
- Adorkable: Totally. The Geek Shriek line plays this up.
- Badass: As revealed in Unlife to Live. She single-handily solves ALL the problems in the school, but nobody knows...and she just appears to be sitting around.
- And in "Boo York, Boo York" along with Abbey Bominable, is able to stop Astranova's entire ship from crashing into and obliterating Boo York City and possibly, the world.
- Crossdressing Voice: Ghoulia's actually voiced by the producer/director of the series, Audu Paden.
- Curtains Match the Window
- The Dragon: To Cleo. She is the mostly in the first movie and the first season of the webisodes, but with Cleo having a Heel-Face Turn, Ghoulia gradually grows into her own character.
- Fantastic Racism: In her diary, she implies that that zombies are not well liked for being hard to understand and their sluggish behavior. Ghoulia even buys a "Zombies are Monsters too" shirt to make a statement, but can't bear to wear it openly.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: "Freaky Fridate" has this happen with Cleo when Cleo accidentally touches one of Dad's idols that Ghoulia's holding.
- Frozen Face: Though she can occasionally force a rather pained-looking Un-Smile, a groan, or even, in the case of the webisode "Mad Science Fair", a truly epic Slasher Smile that only manages to dodge being terrifying by happening as she finally gets back at Cleo for using her.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Not only is she the smartest ghoul in the school, but she once invented a two story tall trash-to-fuel recycling machine as a Mad Science Fair project. Also note the comet-stopping.
- Good with Numbers: "Dodgeskull" shows her calculating in "Charlie-Vision" how best to take out a group of heckling classmates with a dodgeball. She gets them all and nails the lead heckler a few times for good measure. Despite the fact she should have lost the game the moment she dropped the ball.
- Hollywood Hacking: Ghoulia can hack anything in a few seconds with her laptop, including satellites. Well, almost anything...she couldn't hack the gossip column to find out who was running it.
- Hollywood Nerd: But also quite popular.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: The zombie language is nothing more than groans, but the other monsters mostly understand her.
- Until "Freaky Fridate," when Cleo accidentally swaps bodies with Ghoulia. Then Salli Saffioti voices Cleo-as-Ghoulia.
- Morality Pet: To Cleo as her best friend.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Even for a zombie nerd girl, she's quite a hottie.
- Official Couple: With Slo Mo.
- One of Us: In-universe; the 2011 Monster High San Diego Comic Convention doll is Ghoulia dressed in a custom version of the costume worn by her favorite superhero, Dead Fast, that she just happens to be wearing to Necro Con. She's also in the school's comic book club.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Ghoulia can't speak anything other than zombie, but she happens to be the smartest student in school and prefers fast food over brains. Sometimes she might only do one major action but it makes or saves the day in each episode... and movie.
- Phrase Catcher: "Ghoulia's right!" Pretty much every one of the main characters has said this at least once.
- Shrinking Violet: The shyest among the ghouls.
- The Smart Girl
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: From her first appearance on she became a hugely popular character and has been in a majority of the doll lines. At this point, she is either tied for the most doll versions with Frankie or even has a few more, thanks to playset and store exclusive dolls.
- Talking To Herself: Audu Paden also does the voice for Slo Mo and Manny Taur, both of whom Ghoulia has spoken to (and the former of whom also happens to Ghoulia's boyfriend).
- Techno Wizard: She's great with that laptop of hers.
- Voice for the Voiceless: In the anime adaption, Ghoulia's pet owl, Sir Hoots-a-lot, speaks for her in lieu of Zombie moans.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In various shades.
Student Bodies, etc.
- Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is light blue. And sparkly.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: Subverted; people worried she'd end up like this when her diary was released because she's from the Himalayas and speaks broken English, but Erin Fitzgerald gave her an accent reminiscent of the Heavy instead.
- Bishie Sparkle: If you're wondering, it's ice.
- Brutal Honesty: She's never afraid to speak her mind.
- Cute Bruiser: Abbey is a white-haired girl with fluffy arm and leg warmers, a very slim build... and she can tie a metal horseshoe in a knot with her bare hands.
- Cute Little Fangs: Tusks!
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually less due to actual sarcasm than to her personality. See Dull Surprise and Malaproper.
- Dull Surprise: "Of course I am excited. Can't you tell?"
- Fish out of Water: Or rather out of ice.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Easily towers over most of the rest of the female cast.
- An Ice Person: She can freeze things with a touch.
- Ice Queen: Naturally enough, yet subverted; she just unintentionally gives this impression with her words often being short, sharp, and hurtfully direct. She explains in her profile that this is because talking is "an oxygen waste" in the freezing climate of her native home, causing a lot of them to conserve oxygen and words by being more direct.
- Malaproper: Due to "Yetish" being her first language and English being her second.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Her voice and personality fit the trope.
- Multicolored Hair: Blue, purple and pink streaks, as if to mimic the Northern Lights, on her otherwise white hair.
- New Transfer Student: For a while.
- Pointy Ears
- Poor Communication Kills: Pretty much her shtick.
- Pretty in Mink: Her basic dress is trimmed with white fur, paired with a white fur headband. Many of her outfits flaunt fur in some way, most likely a holdover from living 24/7 in a mountain range.
- Proud Warrior Race Girl
- Purple Eyes
- Ship Tease: With Heath, bordering on being an Official Couple.
- Talking To Herself: Ms. Fitzgerald's a bit of a multitasker.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: In spades.
- Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
- A Day in the Limelight: In the special Haunted.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: White in the extremities, with transparent limbs.
- Arc Villain: She's the primary antagonist of the Ghostly Gossip arc in the second season of the webisodes, causing much problems for the heroes/protagonist.
- The Atoner: Implied with the ball-and-chain motif (see Shout Out). While it isn't clear what her "crimes" may have been, Spectra says in her profile that she "find[s] that it's unhealthy to focus on what one does wrong especially when contrasted with all the good one does in the unlife."
- Chained by Fashion: Every doll and related playset release of hers heavily features chains.
- Heel-Face Turn: From a malicious gossip to a dedicated, kind, and heroic trustworthy news source.
- Hidden Depths: In Clawd's first diary, she features as a nuisance twisting rumors to attack him. It's shown in her own first diary with Ghoulia that she actually had a pretty rough familial past, left unclear for now. In the short story that comes with her figure, it's revealed that the reason she became a gossip was to deal with the stress she got from moving schools from Haunted High to MH.
- Invisibility: Well, she is a ghost. It comes in handy when you're the school's resident gossip.
- Larynx Dissonance: Her soft, childlike voice highly contrasts with her angular features and chained up punk style.
- Malicious Slander: Subverted. Spectra never intended for her gossip column to harm anyone; she was just fascinated by the lives of the other ghouls and wanted to share their exploits with others, but was too shy to ask them for permission...or to ask them for the whole story, leading to a lot of misunderstandings from her only getting pieces of the story and then using her imagination to fill in the rest.
- School Newspaper News Hound: When she was the gossip columnist.
- Same Character, but Different: Her doll persona/diary narrative is a stark contrast to her webisode identity - Diary Spectra is malicious, rude and a compulsive liar while her webisode/TV special identity is actually as soft spoken and sweet as her profile claims.
- Shout-Out: Her ball-and-chain motif is similar to the chains that Jacob Marley's ghost wore as a representation of his earthly sins.
- Shrinking Violet: While her gossip column is famous, Spectra herself is painfully shy. This is further alluded to with her character's mostly-purple color scheme. Following heavy Character Development she's a lot more outspoken now.
- Technicolor Eyes: Blue, with purple sclera.
- Techno Wizard: Not even Ghoulia can hack into her blog!
- Unreliable Narrator: Being the school gossip hound, she has this in spades. For example, while she claims in her first diary that she was once a royal, there's no way to tell if that's fact or fiction.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Violet with a hint of lavender.
- Voiced By: Cindy Robinson
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple.
- American Accents: Sports a southern accent with a noticeable drawl. It's justified by Word of God as her parents moved from France to New Orleans when she was little.
- Cool Pet: Daddy-o Long legs, her guitar playing pet spider.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Her first mention was in Holt's diary. She's reappeared in Spectra's diary and Cleo's 2nd edition diary.
- Fiery Redhead: She doesn't take well to being threatened, nor being talked about behind her back.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has scars along the left side of her face that she covers with a musical note mask. Apparently they go all the way down her body.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Shatters a crystal idol with her voice in "Monster Mashionals Part 2", and "Uncommon Cold" shows that even her sneezes can be supersonic.
- Official Couple: With Johnny Spirit as of Haunted.
- One of the Boys: May be this, as she says her best friends are Deuce and Holt.
- Ship Sinking: She went out with Holt in the diaries, but because of Holt's temper, it didn't last long.
- The Rival: Cleo initially sees her as this when it comes to Deuce, but Operetta isn't into him.
- Voiced By: America Young
- Alpha Bitch: Bitchiness scale rating: under Nefera, above Cleo.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Valentine in 'Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?', and with Nefera in Boo York, Boo York.
- Bilingual Bonus/Meaningful Name: "Tora" means "tiger" in Japanese.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Based on her artwork, you'd never guess just how malicious she can get.
- Cats Are Mean: Her crowning moment is stealing Cleo's routine at fearleading camp.
- Cat Girl
- Even Evil Has Standards: Stopped Nefera from cheating (also partially out of revenge for Nefera's lack of trust in her and the werecat twins' fearleading skills).
- Dreadful Musician: Her singing voice literally stops traffic.
- Fiery Redhead
- Go-Karting with Bowser: In Great Scarrier Reef, Lagoona takes Toralei along on an aquatic joyride, even though she's previously called the werecat a "right berk". That's short for Berkeley Hunt, which in Cockney rhyming slang is a stand-in for something pretty harsh.
- Hell-Bent for Leather
- Hidden Depths: Her diary reveals why she has animosity towards Cleo and showcases her softer side. Not a complete sweetheart, but nicer than one would expect.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Often.
- Our Werebeasts Are Different
- Passionate Sports Girl: In "Field of Screams", she's shown to be an ace at every sport. She's no team player by her own admissio and mocks the ghouls initially, but when an opponent tries to say she can't play the claws are out.
- Pet the Dog: During the Mashionals, as mentioned above. Also, her diary relates how she secretly helps a troll girl at Math Camp.
- Pungeon Master: She makes at least one cat pun in every webisode she appears in.
- Spell My Name with an "S": For a while her name was spelled as Torelei.
- Unusual Ears
- Voice Changeling: One of her special monster talents is perfectly mimicing anyone's voice and inflections. (i.e. she's a copy-cat.)
Purrsephone and Meowlody
- Voiced By: America Young
- A Day in the Limelight: In the special webisode, "Games Ghouls Play," with a pair of weremouse-twin brothers.
- Always Identical Twins: Aside from the hair and their leg markings being on opposite legs. On their official artwork, their outfits are the same design, but in different colors with shoes that differ and different vest detail. Played more straight in the webisodes; they do little more than smirk at Toralei's shenanigans.
- Averted in the diary. (See single-minded twins below.)
- Cat Girls
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: In their single diary, Meowlody writes in black ink, while Purrsephone writes in blue ink.
- Meowlody's white-haired. Purrsephone's the brunette.
- Cool Scooter: The Wheelin' Werecats playset reveals they share one.
- Girl Posse: To Toralei. They think of her as a sister.
- Single-Minded Twins: Averted via the diary showing their differences: Purrsephone is slightly less likely to prank and has a desire to break away from her sister while Meowlody is much more chaotic and slightly more dominant.
- Those Two Guys: Little to no dialogue between them.
Nefera De Nile
- Voiced By: Wendee Lee
- Alpha Bitch: Even Toralei and Cleo cannot compare to Nefera's bitchiness.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Toralei and Ramses De Nile in "Boo York, Boo York".
- Big Sister Bully: Very clearly enjoys tormenting Cleo and, based on how Cleo reacts to her, always has.
- The Cheerleader: Was this during her tenure at Monster High, the captain in fact, before passing on the reins to Cleo.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First mentioned in Clawd's first and Cleo's second diaries before making an appearance in the webisodes.
- Establishing Character Moment: After making a grand entrance, she taunts and then blackmails her sister into doing her bidding after finding out about the party thrown behind their father's back. This is all within about ten seconds.
- Foil: To Cleo de Nile: she's an example of what her younger sister could have been if she hadn't gained a sense of compassion.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Again, with Cleo. Even pushed forward by her father.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In "Monster Mashionals Part 2" Nefera uses the family idols to get her team of fearleaders to win, but this prompts the catgirls to help Cleo as they learned their lesson from last time and wanted to win fairly this time around. Ghoulia shows Scary Murphy a video of Nefera cheating, and in turn Nefera is stripped of her previous awards, causing her to give an anguish-filled, glass-shattering scream in defeat.
- Make Me Wanna Shout/Glass-Shattering Sound: When Ghoulia exposes her cheating to Scary Murphy, this is her reaction to Scary Murphy's judgment against her. And her scream in Boo York, Boo York makes the entire gala look at her.
- Missing Mom
- Purple Eyes
- Rich Bitch: She puts Cleo's early nastiness to shame, and is shown in Boo York, Boo York to still not be satisfied with her massive wealth.
- Villain Song: She shares one with her father in Boo York, Boo York.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Turquoise and black striped hair.
- Voiced By: America Young
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Clawdeen, as mentioned from the beginning. Highlighted in Fright On with her "borrowing" several of Clawdeen's things without permission.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between her and her best friend Twyla. Howleen's the red, which is assisted by their color schemes when she dyes her hair hot pink.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Just look at her!
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Her development in 13 Wishes and Fright On largely involved her trying to find her place among the student body and distinguish herself from her two older siblings.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Mentioned in Clawdeen's first diary, and later in Clawd's and Abbey's.
- Evil Makeover: In 13 Wishes.
- Little Miss Snarker: Definitely has her moments.
- Plucky Girl
- Rummage Sale Reject: She describes her sense of fashion as "taking lots of different styles and mashing them together to make something totally new and creepy cool". Clawdeen says it looks like she got dressed in the dark.
- She Is All Grown Up: Played with. Draculaura mentions her being all grown up, as she's starting Monster High.
- Talking To Herself: Young also voices Toralei and the werecat twins.
Headless Headmistress Bloodgood
- Voiced By: Laura Bailey
- Badass Longcoat
- Cool Horse: Nightmare, despite being scary-looking at first, falls into this.
- Headless Horseman: The obvious inspiration.
- Losing Your Head: Regularly removes her head and puts it back on.
- Multicolored Hair: Black and violet.
- Not So Stoic: Mainly firm and unshakable, she can sometimes crack up. In a more serious example, the story with her figure goes a little into her character as a teenager, and her ordeals with finding Nightmare, showing a less self-assured Bloodgood than the one we know.
- Only One Name: No first name's been revealed for Headmistress Bloodgood.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being strict when it comes to the rules of the school, she encourages her students to take chances and be themselves, sometimes even directly involving herself in their actions/antics.
- Voiced By: Paula Rhodes
- Adorkable: Sweet and clumsy, plus poetic and brainy.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Green skin.
- Beast and Beauty
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Clumsy Girl
- Multicolored Hair: A few purple streaks in her first and second doll release.
- Official Couple: With Manny Taur.
- Youthful Freckles
- Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
- Alliterative Name
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Bluish mint.
- Ascended Extra: Originally a background character in the webisodes.
- Costume Porn: Averted. Compared to all the dolls that are released, she has possibly the most mundane and simple basic outfit. Played straight with all subsequent dolls, as is the form: she sports a mod 60s style.
- Mythology Gag: She wanted to be an extra because when she does talk, bad things often happen.
- The Not-Love Interest: To Hoodude.
- Oireland: Justified, considering banshees originate from Ireland.
- Official Couple: With Billy as of Scarah-voiant.
- Our Banshees Are Louder
- Prophet Eyes: Her eyes are blank white.
- Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
- A-Team Firing: Her freaky flaw is her seriously bad aim, which was a plot point in the special.
- Foil: To Abbey. C.A. encourages people who follow her radio show to flirt and laugh at the other person's jokes even if they aren't funny, while blunt, outspoken Abbey says they should just be brutally honest.
- Happily Adopted: Reveals this in an interview with the official Monster High Tumblr. Her true monster heritage is unknown to everyone, herself included.
- Overly Long Name: Alludes to this being the reason that she goes by C.A.: "I use my initials because my name is scary long, hideously unpronouncable and you know you're just going to call me 'Cupid' anyway."
- Confirmed in the diary, where we learn that it stands for Chariclo Arganthone.
- Put on a Bus: That drove her to Ever After High.
- Time Abyss: She's as old as teenage love.
- The Matchmaker: Her hobby.
- The Reveal: She is the reason that Cleo & Clawd were a couple for a short time— she mistakenly believed they were meant to be together.
- Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
- Cute Bruiser: A pastel style and a lilting french accent, and hard to beat on a roller derby maze track... for monsters.
- Living Statue
- Multicolored Hair: Pink hair with aqua blue streaks.
- Older Than They Look: She's 415. Gargoyle aging!
- Smitten Teenage Girl: In her diary, she develops a crush on Deuce after he accidentally runs into her and, after getting his sunglasses knocked off, explains that his stone gaze does not work on gargoyles and basilisks. She knows that Deuce and Cleo are an item, but this does not stop her from getting her pet, Roux, to steal Deuce's casketball in order to lure Deuce to her. Though nothing more than talking occurred between Deuce and herself, Rochelle does admit to feeling somewhat guilty afterwards. She's reunited with her actual boyfriend, Garrott Du Roque, in Scaris: City of Frights.
- Technicolor Eyes: Pink.
- Winged Humanoid
- Your Cheating Heart: Subverted. Crushed on Deuce despite having a boyfriend (Garrott) still in Scaris— but he'd long since stopped writing her, so in her mind he'd left her.
- Voiced By: Julie Kliewer
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has bright green skin.
- Cute Little Fangs: Comes with being a carnivorous plant. Curiously absent in CG.
- Expy: Possibly of Poison Ivy, or Audrey Jr. from Little Shop of Horrors.
- Granola Girl: She's obsessed with saving the environment.
- Jedi Mind Trick: She can use her "Power of Pollen Persuasion" to get others to do her bidding. However, she can only affect one monster at a time. (Unlike Poison Ivy, this works on all monsters, not just ones attracted to her.)
- Multicolored Hair: Hot pink with lime green stripes (on the side that isn't shaved, that is).
- Talking To Herself: Kliewer also voices Robecca.
- Talking to Plants: She does this constantly, talking to trees even after they've been processed into paper.
- Voiced By: Julie Kliewer
- Ambiguously Brown: At first glance she appears to be brown-skinned, until you realize she's a robot and her "skin" is actually riveted copper plates. Yet her father is implied to be Desi, so isn't a stretch to think she is too.
- Clockwork Creature: Even her eyes are cogwheels.
- Cute Machines: She has an adorable pet mechanical penguin named Captain Penny.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father is Hexiciah Steam, a mad scientist who went missing during an expedition a hundred years ago, though it's implied he may be still alive. She gets to briefly meet him again (from the past) in Freaky Fusion.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Has a robot one for a pet.
- Happily Adopted: Lives with Kindergrubber, the Home Ick teacher at Monster High.
- Jet Pack: She has rocket boosters built into her high-heeled boots — and enjoys performing daredevil stunts with them.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Yes, she is, but with more daredevil traits than the traditional type.
- Multicolored Hair: Black with blue stripes.
- Older Than They Look: Robecca's creator designed her to look like a teenager—116 years ago.
- Ridiculously Human Robot
- Steampunk: In both her body design and her fashion sense. (This makes sense, seeing as she was built during the Victorian era.)
- What Measure Is a Monster?/Do Monstroids Dream?: Her diary reveals that she has been exposed to some Fantastic Racism during the party at Draculaura's, courtesy of some goblin.
- Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Stark black, #000000.
- Cute Little Fangs: Black ones!
- Dark Is Not Evil: Look at her, then read her bio. Different than you might expect, right?
- Extra Eyes: Has two pairs of eyes above her main ones.
- Multicolored Hair: Mostly red with some purple streaks.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six arms and is a villain in her first appearance.
- Out of Focus: Her appearance must really spook some people, because she rarely shows up in animated materials. Appears heavily in the Ghoulfriends books, however.
- Punny Name: Her name is a play on Winona Ryder.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. Baddie in the comic, but a really nice ghoul.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Six of 'em.
- Voiced By: Heather Mosieve
- Birds of a Feather: With her past owner Nefera de Nile, as both are incredibly narcissistic and obsessed with their own beauty.
- It's All About Me: She seems honestly confused when people don't worship her and do everything she asks of them.
- It's Personal: Cleo's grudge against her. She could have saved Cleo's family from the tomb but pretty much forgot about them entirely once she was out.
- Narcissist: The thought of thinking about other's needs before hers seems like an utterly alien concept to her, to the point that it's almost a case of Blue and Orange Morality.
- Meaningful Name: Amanita is also the name for the genus of some of the most toxic mushrooms in the world. Well fitting her toxic personality.
- Never My Fault
- Only Friend: To Nefera while she and Cleo and their father were trapped in the tomb. Also lists her BFF as "Amanita Nightshade", so she's apparently her own only friend.
- Plant Person
- Sticky Fingers: Stole Cleo's clothes when they were both in the tomb, various makeup items from the other ghouls at varying times, and the entirety of the contents of Draculaura(a fashion-loving 1600 year old vampire)'s closet, while in the same room as her and all of her friends.
- Third-Person Person: Amanita Nightshade speaks/writes in third person all the time, even in Amanita's diary and profile.You want Amanita to run? Oh no no no! Monsters run to Amanita Nightshade or for Amanita Nightshade. Amanita does not run.
- Valley Ghoul: Speaks with this accent.
A giant goo girl adopted by circus folk. More comfortable there with the circus folk than in the outside world where she's odd even by monster standards, she nevertheless ends up at Monster High. Not inspired by any particular monster, but a spiritual descendent of creatures like The Blob.
- Circus Brat: Raised by the circus; in her diary she also talks about the trope of The Runaway who wants to join the circus, saying they wouldn't be so eager if they knew how much downtime and hard work goes into being part of the show.
- Doorstop Baby: Of a sort.
- The Freakshow: Her circus family includes some that are considered "freaks" even by other monsters. She hates it when they're treated as such though.
- Happily Adopted: By the ringmaster and all the circus folk. They treat her like family (and throw the occasional prank). although she does still wonder about where she came from.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Even by Monster High standards; she's 15 feet 2 inches, and her doll towers over the others. Of course she ends up joining the girls casketball team.
- Mad Scientist: R.S., the person who created her and gave her up for adoption.
- Punny Name: As usual for Monster High, but also applies to her original number names - 816 = BIG, and 8708 = BLOB.
- Slime Girl: Her basic physical nature.
- You Are Number Six: Her original designation was Experiment 816, Batch 8708. The folks who adopted her gave her a more colorful name.
- Miss Fanservice: The Monster High official Twitter seems to be trying to make her this, repeatedly selecting her as their "woman crush". Not that she isn't cute.
Son of Medusa. The resident casketball captain, he's well known and well loved at school. His freaky flaw is his powers to turn people/monsters to stone, though the effect wears off after 24 hours.
- Blessed with Suck: His stone gaze. Nowadays, he is able to control it so it wears off after 24 hours. When he was a kid, he accidentally stoned his first pet, Smokey. It's supposed to wear off on the anniversary, but Deuce doesn't know which one. Awww.
- Cool Shades: He wears them at all times so he doesn't accidentally turn anyone into stone.
- Curtains Match the Window
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: At the end of "Freaky Fridate" after a kiss from Ghoulia-as-Cleo swaps him with Slo Mo.
- Gorgeous Gorgon: A rare male example.
- Hidden Depths: Secretly loves to cook, and pretends to hate Culinary Arts class.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In Boo York, Boo York, he's coaxed into breaking up with Cleo by Nefera to ensure the creation of the De Nile-Ptolemy Dynasty, wrongly thinking this will make Cleo happy. They're back together by the end of the movie.
- Official Couple: With Cleo.
- Totally Radical: Played straight starting in Season 3.
- Understanding Boyfriend: It definitely takes a saint-like patience to handle an Egyptian princess for a girlfriend, especially during said princess' less-than-mellow days.
Holt Hyde/Jackson Jekyll
Student with an alter-ego. The 4th generation grandson of Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde. The newest transplant to Monster High...or shall we say transplants. At first, Jackson Jekyll existed during the daytime and Holt at night, though neither, or Holt at least, seemed to know about the other. Since, though, they've each become aware of their condition... and aren't too enthused. Their condition has also changed, as instead of being brought out by the night Holt's brought out by loud music with a beat. Jackson is a timid, shy yet cute nerd while Holt is the loud and boisterous school resident DJ. Holt is known as DJ Hyde in the Monster High books.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Both of their names.
- Adorkable: As Jackson.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Holt has blue skin.
- Crossdressing Voices/Talking To Herself: Cindy Robinson voices both Jackson and Holt.
- Distressed Dudes: In "Ghouls Rule" where Holt was framed for trashing the Muggle school, and was sentenced to the "Trick-or-Treatment".
- Early-Bird Cameo: Jackson is first mentioned in Deuce's diary and as his best friend in the official bio. He is mentioned again in Draculaura's and Clawdeen's.
- Fantastic Racism: Jackson's first appearance in the webisodes shows us how "normies" are viewed by many monsters. Even Heath, his cousin, is a little embarrassed to admit they're related at first. Deuce, however, quickly accepts Jackson.
- Fiery Redhead: As Holt, a literal "Hot Head".
- Flaming Hair: As Holt.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Both dolls have eyebrow rings and tattoos!
- Hollywood Nerd: Jackson, especially to Holt, who complains about waking up in "nerdy" clothing.
- I Just Want to Be Normal/Special: Holt experiences the former, due to his sometimes violent temper accompanied by uncontrollable flames, and Jackson feels the latter, due to being the only "normie" in an all-monster school.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Well, duh. Neither one knows of the other until much later, though. Whenever one side is "awake", the other has a blackout, but continuities varied on the trigger for a long time. Originally, in the diaries, Jackson was awake during the day, but became Holt at night; in the books, Holt came out when the temperature got high, then turned back into Jackson when he had time to cool off; and finally, in the webisodes, Jackson turned into Holt if he heard loud music with a beat. This was finally addressed in Jackson's journal, explaining that "the volatile nature of [his] elemental side + [his] Hyde heritage + being a teenager = constant change."
- Large Ham: Holt. "Yo FRAN-KEEEEEEEYEAAH!"
- Likes Older Women: Played with. Jackson has a crush on Draculaura in the doll franchise, but she doesn't actually seem that much older than him. In the books, he is with Melody Carver, a human girl the same age as him.
- Multicolored Hair: Black and blonde as Jackson.
- Ship Sinking: First with Draculaura in the diaries, and then with Frankie in the webisodes. Yes, having two constantly altering personas makes dating very, very difficult. The second was subverted, though; Frankie took a break from them so they could focus on getting along and not constantly lashing out at each other, and now that they're on good terms with one another, Mattel is teasing at them getting back together with Frankie — particularly with her I <3 Fashion doll and their clothing styles starting to influence each other. The Frankie/Jackson Picnic Casket two-pack should bring resolution to this story when it comes out, much like School's Out Draculaura/Clawd did for their storyline in season two.
- Ship Tease: Jackson with Draculaura at first, but it didn't last. Both of them with Frankie later on — twice over.
- The Reveal: During 'Here Comes Treble', when Jackson is exposed to loud music, he makes a mad dash out of sight from public view. Unfortunately, he doesn't make it in time and changes mid running up the school staircase where everyone sees him.
- Token Human: Subverted.
Clawdeen's level headed older brother. He's the captain of the school's football and casketball squad but realistically knows he can't always be in sports, so he studies to go into sports medicine. His basic doll release was with Draculaura, and the two are strong contenders for Monster High's most stable relationship.
- Beware the Nice Ones: A Lighter and Softer variation of this occurred when he successfully tricked his sisters into completing his chores.
- Big Brother Mentor
- Big Eater: As demonstrated in the "Hide and Shriek" webisode.
- Big Monster on Campus
- Calling His Little Sister Out: He wasn't going to put up with Clawdeen giving Draculaura a serious fainting spell thanks to that steak in an attempt to prove they were too incompatible to date.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First mentioned in Deuce, Clawdeen and Ghoulia's journals.
- Genius Bruiser: Maybe not a genius in the sense of Ghoulia or Jackson, but he'll proudly compare grades with anyone who thinks that him being a football player also makes him a Dumb Jock.
- Gentle Giant: Unless he sees a full moon.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Draculaura.
- May-December Romance: Though he's two grades above Lala, he's 1583 years younger.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Lovable Jock
- Nice Hat: His teal cap in the 2-Pack with Draculaura.
- Official Couple: With Draculaura, but once was with Cleo.
- Our Werewolves Are Different
- Supernatural Gold Eyes
- Wolf Man
Heath Burns has the ability to control fire. He was at first an extra in the webisode "Substitute Creature" and shortly introduced as Draculaura's short-lived crush. Heath is a show-off and gets on the girls' nerves by being self-centered and insensitive. He's friends with most of the boys, but even they admit he can be annoying. In "Fear Pressure", we learn he is Jackson's cousin. Heath has appeared in the Monster High novels: He was at first introduced as a normie, but in the second book he was revealed as a RAD by sneezing flame. His book counterpart is more mellow and not as conceited. He's also had a doll.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Yellow skin, and not in a Simpson way.
- Ascended Extra: Somewhat. In the webisodes, he's become a regular cast member, even being featured as much as Deuce. He was in the first novel, strongly implying he was never meant to stay an extra.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Anything written from his perspective implies that he has this and it's the source of a lot of his behavior problems. Might have something to do with him being a fire elemental.
- Class Clown
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Abbey.
- Also to Frankie in the "Boo Year's Eve" short.
- Flaming Hair: Literally.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: To the boys mostly.
- Handsome Lech: He's a shameless flirt. Girls, while admitting that he is good-looking, will usually not give him the time of day after the first meeting.
- Iron Butt Monkey
- Shameless Flirt In Love: Has this with Abbey. The other ghouls thought he was just messing around when trying to ask her to the dance, but he was actually serious about it.
- Out of Focus: Not in the webisodes, but in the doll line. Despite the fact that he's been a fairly constant main player in the show since the beginning, it took him far longer than most of the other main boys of the cast to finally appear in doll form (second probably only to Slo Mo). Even his (then unknown to be related) cousin Holt got a basic doll with a diary - with Jackson getting the doll treatment twice - long before Heath did. He's received another doll release in the 2015 Scarnival line, so things seem to be getting better.
- Sad Clown: His diary seems to hint at this.
- Ship Tease: With Abbey, bordering on being an Official Couple. His doll came in a 2-pack with her.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Heath started out as this for Holt, until both characters ended up in all continuities (neither replacing the other) and Heath underwent Cast Speciation to become more of a Butt Monkey.
Sloman "Slo Mo" Mortavich
One of the zombies and Ghoulia's boyfriend. He seems to be friends with both Heath and Gill.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Ends up swapped with Deuce for the last bit of "Freaky Fridate" as Cleo-as-Ghoulia kisses him.
- Frozen Face: Most of the time but when he smiles it's really cute.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: A mild example. He does not react well to being cheered during his chess games or to Heath's guitar playing. Being poked in the eye seems to be an exception though (at least if it's Ghoulia).
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Like Ghoulia.
- Subverted, sort of, in "Freaky Fridate," where he is accidentally body swapped with Deuce at the end of the episode. Deuce, in Slo Mo's body, but with his own voice, utters the last word of the webisode: "Cleo!"
- Lovable Jock
- Official Couple: With Ghoulia. And he is easily willing to fight someone over her.
- Only Known by Their Nickname
- Our Zombies Are Different: He's on the Varsity Chess team, as well as the Varsity Basketball team.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Gillington "Gil" Webber
Son of the River Monsters. Has a loving, but troubled, relationship with Lagoona, thanks to his parents' prejudice against saltwater monsters.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Both his parents are equally opposed to the relationship. His parents even made him change schools for a time to try and break them up, but they eventually gave in and let him go back.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: You won't hear him called "Gillington" much. Averted only in Lagoona's 13 Wishes diary, after Howleen's wish turns her into a freshwater monster.
- Lovable Coward: shows up a few times, but mostly in the special. But when push comes to shove, he comes through.
A school bull-y. Also the son of the Minotaur.
- Berserk Button: The color red and being called a "Bull".
- Hidden Depths: Has shown that he sometimes does care for his fellow students, like when he was moved to tears by Skelita's story about her family.
- Hypocritical Humor: Wears a red shirt. Hates red.
- Leitmotif: If Manny makes some bull-headed action, expect to hear a Spanish guitar and castanets.
- Mythology Gag: His shirt has a maze on it.
- Jerk Jock
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Recent advances in characterization and his SDCC exclusive diary hint to this.
- Stronger Sibling: When Frankie threatens to tell his sister Minny about his bullying, his reaction indicates that she may be this.
- Official Couple: With Iris Clops, as of their two pack in SDCC 2014.
A raggedy doll created by Frankie to be her boyfriend. After Frankie decides that she doesn't need a guy to fit in, she tosses him away, only for him to reveal that he's alive and heartbroken at her "breaking up with him." He was made into a doll and was released in a 2 pack with Scarah Screams as the SDCC 2012 doll.
- Cute Clumsy Guy
- Demonic Dummy: But still a pretty nice guy.
- Large Ham: He's rather... melodramatic about Frankie "dumping" him.
- And just about any other emotion he may be feeling. He actually lists his oversensitiveness and tendency to wear his heart on his sleeve as his Freaky Flaws in his later-released bio.
- The Ingenue: Arguably a rare male example, being extremely naive and innocent about most things.
- Nice Guy
- The Not-Love Interest: He slowly gets over Frankie while forming a strong bond with Scarah Screams the banshee. Peers have asked them why they aren't dating, and he admits that, while he's really close to her, he just doesn't feel any romantic attraction to her.
- Younger Than They Look: Like his creator.
Son of The Invisible Man.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue skin.
- April Fools' Day: Mattel released the profile information for Invisi Billy as a teaser for his soon-to-be-released doll... on April 1st. Complete with a full package mock-up of an empty box, with the box quote, "How do you know I'm not in the box?"
- Canon Immigrant
- Deadpan Snarker
- Invisibility: Natch.
- Multicolored Hair: Blue and black.
- Nice Guy: Generally unassuming in the webisodes, and helps Rochelle out during her dance audition out of the kindness of his heart.
- The Prankster
- Official Couple: With Scarah.
- Shout-Out: Instead of a pet like most of the other characters, he owns a box which may or may not contain a cat. Officially, he owned a dog once but had to give it away since (due to his invisibility) animal control thought it was a stray every time he went out for a walk with it.
- The Smart Guy: Adores physics, and even uses his knowledge for some of his pranks.
- Nerds Are Sexy: In-universe; ghouls around the school have started calling him "Drop Dead Dreamy."
- Toyless Toyline Character: Both played straight (see April Fools' Day above) and, as of 2014, averted.
An exchange student from Rotland (an Expy of Scotland), she's a Loch Ness monster who enjoys photobombing.
- Funetik Aksent: Her bio, substituting "tae" for to and "nae" for not and no.
- Mistaken for Romance: Her and Gil, who are both freshwater monsters, by Lagonna and Sirena. It turns out that Gil was just helping her figure out how to tell her parents about her seawater boyfriend Finn... who shortly breaks up with her.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Yes, even for this series. Her doll has an intricate Celtic knot covering its chest and abdomen.
- Stock Ness Monster: Her family. Her diary heavily implies her grandma was the original one that appeared in the famous picture.
A maricoxi from Monster Picchu who is an exchange student at Monster High and Abbey's second cousin. She's big, bold, and loud.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: The mass-produced doll seems to be dark brown, but her prototype was bright pink.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: The maricoxi is a South American example of the bigfoot cryptid legend, and making her Abbey's cousin fits the dichotomy.
- '80s Hair: In her own words, she's about "big hair, big shoes, and big attitude"!
- Genki Girl: Energetic, athletic, and extremely outspoken.
- Gratuitous Spanish: She is South American (Peruvian), so it's justified.
- Multicolored Hair: Pink, with neon green streaks.
- Hairy Girl: Prominent leg and forearm hair.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Since her doll uses the "Big Sister" mold, she's canonically even bigger than Abbey.
Hailing from Goreway, the videogame-loving daughter of trolls.
- Adorkable: Totally.
- All Trolls Are Different
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Light pink skin.
- Gamer Chick: Comes to Monster High to challenge Ghoulia Yelps, the only other monster with a higher score than her in a videogame.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupil, iris, and reflection marks are pixellated.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hot pink and klein blue.
- Pointy Ears
Hailing from Costa Shrieka, the daughter of vampires possibly based on the Costa Rican white bat. Has an affinity for plants.
The Native American daughter of a deer spirit. She's flirtatious, and loves dancing.
Boo-vie Stars (special-introduced)
Daughter of a genie. Appears in the 13 Wishes CGI special.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Bright pink.
- Benevolent Genie
- Genie in a Bottle: Gets freed from the bottle by Howleen Wolf.
- Literal Genie: It's not of her own volition though, that's just how her powers work. She tries to warn people of this before they start wishing.
- Multicolored Hair: Magenta with gold streaks.
- Our Genies Are Different
Daughter of the Boogeyman. First appears in the 13 Wishes CGI special, and is slated to to be a major character in the upcoming 2015 Haunted CGI Special.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: A unique example, even in Monster High; she appears to have grey or blue-grey skin, with darker grey designs or tattoos around her hands and feet. In many photos, her face also appears to be more blue than the rest of her body.
- Cool Loser: She considers herself a misfit and an outcast, but is perfectly fine with it.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dream Stealer: A rare good example, as she hides under normie beds to take their nightmares and eat them, rather than adding to them like her father.
- Multicolored Hair: Sea green and dark blue.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between her and her best friend Howleen. Twyla's the Blue.
- Shrinking Violet
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Well, she's shy, and her hair does have blue in it...
- Things That Go Bump in the Night: Comes with being the daughter of the Boogeyman.
A famous werecat pop star who decides to take a break from her music career in order to attend Monster high.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Like Wydowna, she's stark black.
- Cat Girl
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Never forgets that underneath her talent and fame she is a normal girl and prefers to be treated as such when she attends Monster High.
- Nobody Here but Us Statues / Stand-In Portrait: Utilizes this technique to hide from a fan stampede after learning it from the Disappearing Club (Twyla and Invisibilly) in "In Plain Fright".
- Technicolor Eyes: Hot pink eyes.
- Writer's Block: In the special "Boo York, Boo York" she encounters serious creative frustration with her music.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hot pink hair, with blue streaks in the Boo York release.
Scaris: City of Frights
Daughter of the Chinese dragon. First appeared in the "Scaris: City of Frights" line.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Golden, scaly skin.
- The Apprentice
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Massive Numbered Siblings and Outnumbered Sibling: The only daughter in a family of eight children.
- Multicolored Hair: Green with black streaks.
- Playing with Fire
- Shanghai: From "Fanghai", China.
Daughter of Los Eskeletos. First appeared in the "Scaris: City of Frights" line.
- Dreadful Musician: She loves music and dancing, but reportedly can't carry a tune at all.
- Facial Markings: Based on Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls.
- Family Honor
- Informed Flaw: We never hear her sing in the special, so her 'bad singing' is this.
- Mexico: From "Hexico" and based on the heritage of character designer Natalie Villegas.
- Multicolored Hair: Black with orange streaks.
- Vagueness Is Coming: Her freaky flaw, though instead of sensing evil she senses vague good things.
A werecat artist from Scaris. First appeared in the "Scaris: City of Frights" line.
- Advertised Extra: She got a profile, but was hardly even a background character.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Her one spoken line is in French, and her profile is peppered with French words and phrases.
- Multicolored Hair: Lavender with magenta streaks.
- The Perfectionist: In regards to her art.
- Shout-Out: Her name is a reference to French actress Catherine Deneuve.
A fashion designer from Scaris, and Rochelle Goyle's boyfriend from before she moved from Scaris to Monster High. After being kidnapped and forced to design for Moanatella Ghostier's fashion lines in the catacombs, he was freed and reunited with Goyle by the ghouls. Son of gargoyles.
Frights, Camera, Action
Daughter of the Swamp Monster, she's a cinematography student from New Goreleans. She also makes a prominent appearance in Freak du Chic as a marionette.
Clawdeen's older sister, she's going to college in Londoom to become a screen writer. Appears in the Frights, Camera, Action special.
A lovely gorgon (possibly Deuce's cousin?) who's an up and coming makeup artist working for Elissabat. Appears in the Frights, Camera, Action special.
Known to the world now as the famous actress Veronica Von Vamp, her reasons for not wanting the world to know her real name is a big part of the Frights, Camera, Action special.
One of the new characters in Freaky Fusion, a clumsy zombie/unicorn hybrid. He's the most optimistic one out of the hybrid gang that Monster High will be the place where they finally fit in. Wants to be a psychologist, and has an awkward crush on Frankie.
- The Klutz: One of his main character traits.
- Nice Guy: Sensitive and wants to become a psychologist to help other monsters like him deal with their dual natures. Doesn't help the accusations of him being a Marty Stu.
- Ship Tease: With Frankie, much to the chagrin of fans who ship her with Jackson (who was barely in this movie) or anyone else.
- Hybrid Monster: Shares this trait with Avea, Sirena and Bonita as the son of a zombie and a unicorn.
Introduced in Freaky Fusion, she's a highly stubborn and opinionated harpy/centaur hybrid.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts rude at first but it's only because she's used to her and her friends being not accepted by and kicked out of all the other schools they've gone to in the past. She warms up a bit when she sees that Monster High is different.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Tough and domineering, she acts as the masculine girl to Neighthan's sensitive guy.
- Hybrid Monster: Shares this trait with Bonita, Sirena and Neighthan as the daughter of a centaur and harpy.
Introduced in Freaky Fusion, a shy and jumpy hybrid of a skeleton and the Mothman. She has an embarrassing habit of chewing her own clothes when she gets nervous, and generally likes eating fabric.
Sirena Von Boo
Introduced in Freaky Fusion, a spacey mermaid/ghost hybrid with a habit of wandering off. Will also be featured in the upcoming Haunted movie it seems, since she's part ghost.
- Ascended Extra / Breakout Character: Since her introduction, she's also featured in several webisodes and was in Haunted as well, making her this to the other Freaky Fusion monsters.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Tends to get distracted easily and wander off. Her hybrid friends are used to this "freaky flaw" of hers by now and accept it.
- Hybrid Monster: Shares this trope with Avea, Bonita, and Neighthan as the daughter of a ghost and a mermaid.
A pirate ghost girl. She's loud, forward, and attends Spectra's old ghost school.
A noppera-bō introduced in the Haunted special who attends Spectra's old ghost school. Recently gained a mysterious power that lets her see into the "solids" world and spy on the main Monster High characters, which has inspired her to become less shy and more fashionable.
- Color Coded Emotions: Changes colors based on how she's feeling.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Her bio is peppered with this. Justified, as she is Japanese.
- Shrinking Violet: She used to be this, but has become more outgoing lately. In her diary it's revealed that she's gained confidence, as well as a new fashion sense, from spying on Draculaura and friends and imitating them.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kiyomi started haunting Draculaura out of admiration and a desire to emulate her. Unfortunately, her actions alert the ghouls to a disturbance in the Ghost World, kicking off the plot of Haunted.
- Youkai: Noppera-bō are a type of faceless ghost from Japan, that sometimes imitate other people's faces to play tricks. Which makes sense when you consider she's been copying Draculaura lately, including her fashion sense and outgoing personality.
The peppy daughter of the Grim Reaper who can transport beings between the main world and the ghost world. Currently a Reaper In Preparation, and is allowed a staff without a blade.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: Bubbly, cheerful and party loving.
- Fun with Acronyms: Reaper In Preparation.
- Expy: She's always cheery, her favorite food is sweets, and she loves parties to the point that she has confetti cannons installed on her (dad's) ship. Very much like another character from another very popular Cash Cow Franchise.
- Multicolored Hair: Light pink and blue.
- Perky Goth: The daughter of the Reaper, who loves candy and dresses in bubblegum colors.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Porter "Paintergeist" Geiss
The son of the poltergeists, introduced in Haunted. He likes to spray paint all over the school, which gets him in a lot of trouble despite the fact that he uses "ghost paint" which disappears quickly.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : He almost always gets caught painting, even though his art disappears quickly enough.
- Rebellious Zany Graffiti Artist: Even if his art goes away quickly, he's still technically vandalizing school property. He firmly believes that he doesn't deserve to be punished at all for drawing all over the school.
- Real Men Wear Pink: As an artist, he likes all colors.
- Ship Tease: With Spectra.
Boo York, Boo York
The daughter of robots from Boo York, and a popular electronic dance music DJ.
- American Accents: She sports a vocoded Noo Yawk accent.
- Everything Is an iPod in the Future: White, smooth and shiny compared to the older gynoid Robecca.
- Multicolored Hair: Alternating blue, black and purple streaks.
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun on LED, a type of light or display commonly used in 21st century devices.
- Robot Girl
- Spock Speak: She speaks in a conversational, casual tone but her diary and bio have a hint of this.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The daughter of the Mothman who came from Boo Jersey to become a Bloodway star. Considers herself a goth-moth, and is drawn to the fame of the big city.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Yellow.
- American Accents: Hailing from Boo Jersey with an accent to match.
- Curtains Match the Window: Red and black in both.
- Instant Costume Change: Changes from caterer uniform to ostentatious Bloodway costume with a quick flying spin. It's so impressive that Clawdeen wants to learn how to do it.
- Multicolored Hair: Black, with red streaks.
- Perky Goth: Peppy, loud, and a fan of black clothing with splashes of red.
- Technicolor Eyes: Red and insectoid.
- Winged Humanoid: Yellow with big orange and black butterfly-like wings.
The wealthy and influential daughter of the Rat King, but generally nice — if you're in her sort of crowd.
- Curtains Match the Window: Long salmon pink hair, with salmon pink eyes.
- Irony: Since she's a rat, who's lactose-intolerant. Though actually, rodents are lactose intolerant, so should only be eating cheese as a treat. But here, it's treated as heavily-ironic.
- You Dirty Rat: To an extent. A little snotty, but not mean or evil by any means.
- Spoiled Rat: Boo York royalty, who loves expensive designer clothes and hobnobbing with the upper crust.
- Spoiled Sweet: Not a bad kid, and becomes a friend to the ghouls.
- Verbal Tic: She tends to make a squeaking/hiccuping sound while she speaks.
An alien who comes from the rare and magical Crystal Comet, but the one that's in the movie is actually a Sleeper Ship. Her purpose for coming to Boo York is to retrieve a missing comet piece after she gets too far from home.
- Apocalyptic Log: She came out fine, but the diary that comes with her doll reveals she's actually accidentally way far from her home.
- Distress Call: The six-note sound that comes from her spaceship. It becomes a leitmotif and part of Boo York, Boo York's final song, "Shooting Stars".
- Herald: Keeps contact with Raven Queen and Apple White of Ever After High, having been on a mission to confirm the existence of Monster High. She reports back to them in The Stinger of Boo York, Boo York.Astranova: Monster High! It's real!Apple White: Ooh! Fableous!
- I Choose to Stay: After landing from her comet, she decides to stay at Monster High.
- Indigo Skinned Space Babe: Or mauve, thanks to a factory error.
- Glam Rock: One of her favorite things and an inspiration for her style.
- Nonstandard Character Design: A completely polygonal body, no toes, and three fingers on her hands.
- Sleeper Ship
Seth Ptolemy AKA Pharaoh
A mummy, and heir apparent of the prestigious Ptolemy family. A talented poet and street rapper who is forced to hide his talent to respect his mother's wishes for him to create a great dynasty, wearing a mask around her. In the events of Boo York, Boo York, he finds love with Catty and finally gets to live his dream, with her and the ghouls' help.
- Arranged Marriage: His mother and the De Niles try to manipulate him into one with Cleo.
- Brownface: Of the vocal sort. He's an Egyptian rapper played by white American musician T. J. Smith.
- Cool Mask: While with his mother, he wears a solid gold one to emulating King Tutankhamen's iconic funerary accessory.
- Deadpan Snarker: Shades of this.Catty: So... where did you learn to rap like that?Seth: Well, I don't know how to tell you this... but I'm a mummy.
- Rebel Prince: Referred to as the "Prince of Boo York", he rejects his mother's plans to instill him as a mega-rich mega-powerful king of a dynasty to pursue his music. Raps about it, too.
- Toyless Toyline Character: To the chagrin of many.
Great Scarrier ReefGeneral TropesOur Mermaids Are Different: Seashell bra'd ladies with requisite two-part fish tails and humanoid skin tones... these are not.
Daughter of Poseidon.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Light seafoam blue skin.
- Fish People: She has notched gills in the side of her face, raised dots all over her skin, dorsal arm fins, and very webbed hands.
- Multicolored Hair: Magenta hair with deep sea green undertones.
- Unusual Ears: They look like algae, but are most likely the type of fin-ears Lagoona has.
- Youthful Freckles: Mauve.
A squid-maid of some sort. Her parents and monster scaritage are unknown.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple skin.
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Seems to be based off of the giant squid. She possesses squid tentacles and lower body, and suckers on her fingers.
- Fish People
- Multicolored Hair: Deep purple with orange stripes.
- Punny Name: A pun on calamari, or cooked squid.
- Unusual Ears: They're suckers.
Peri and Pearl Serpentine
Daughters of the Hydra.
- Conjoined Twins: Two heads on one body.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: These are two blinged-up kids.
- Fish People: Sea snake people.
- Multicolored Hair: Klein blue with a few white streaks on Peri's head, and white with a klein blue undertone on Pearl's head.
- Multiple Head Case: One head's a baddie, the other's not.
- Unusual Ears: Fin-ears.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: On both heads.
The antagonist of Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love, he was Draculaura's boyfriend (for a week) before her family had to flee their old home about 500 years prior to her attending Monster High. An emotional vampire, he's Exactly What It Says on the Tin (a vampire who subsists off of emotions, not blood). To this end, he'd use his charms and looks to steal love from many ghouls, until he lost his powers attempting to steal Draculaura's heart after his first attempt centuries before was cut short. He regains them later from working in an animal shelter (that's heavily implied to be magical) and learns that stolen emotion cannot sustain any emotional vampire. He was released as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive doll alongside Djinni Grant in summer 2015.
- The Atoner: In the second graphic novel "I Only Have Eye For You", he tries to make up for his past actions by "helping" the couples get together before the dance. His actions usually backfired though, and nobody even knew it was him until the last chapter. In the end, they all realize that he really was trying to help and that his actions did help the couples get closer - even if it wasn't they way he intended. They accept him but ask that he acts more openly next time.
- In his SDCC diary, he becomes the finder of Djinni, and attempts to use his first wish to "fix the things he had broken", but ends up in a janitor's outfit at Monster High after Draculaura's Sweet 1600, before being recognized by a minotaur and risking being thrown back into The Bog Of Eternal Stench. He uses his second wish to go back home.
- Big Bad: Of 'Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?'
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Has one with Toralei Stripe in Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love? He wants Draculaura's heart, she wants Draculaura's unhappiness.
- The Casanova: Has broken dozens of girl's hearts.
- Charm Person: Can hypnotize girls to fall in love with him, which he does to Draculaura to get her away from Clawd. It's part of the deal as an emotional vampire.
- Cool Shades: Which he uses to tell when a girl's heart is ready to be "harvested".
- Defeat Means Friendship: If not friendship, at least acceptance.
- Hypnotic Eyes
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Sort of - he never really loved Draculaura, but since he hurt her the most with his past actions he puts the most effort into "helping" her and Clawd in the graphic novel.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Momma's Boy: He cries for his mom at the end when his plans fail.
- Our Vampires Consume Emotions
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Always wears a nice suit.
- Southern Gentleman: Puts on a fake accent to make himself sound like this when he's trying to charm people. His real voice is closer to a general American accent.
Djinni "Whisp" Grant
Gigi Grant's ambitious shadow, as introduced in 13 Wishes. Was officially released as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive doll alongside Kieran Valentine in summer 2015.
- Big Bad: Of 13 Wishes.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Karma Houdini: Arguably. Howleen figures out exactly what's been driving her for all these years and arranges for her to trade places with Gigi as the new Genie of the Lamp, which is exactly what both of them really wanted.
- Living Shadow: She becomes visibly more "real" as the Finder — in this case, Howleen — makes the wishes she suggests and grants her more control.
- Not So Different
- Salieri Syndrome: She really suffers from jealousy over Gigi's role as the Genie, which had a hand in how she stirs the same feelings in Howleen.
- Sealed Evil In A Lamp: She shares it with Gigi.
- We Can Rule Together: She offers Howleen unlimited power at her side even after it becomes clear that that's not really what she wants anymore. Exactly how sincere she was about this is debatable.
- Defeat Means Friendship: With Gigi, the Monster High ghouls, and Kieran Valentine.
A famous fashion designer and the antagonist of "Scaris: City of Frights".
The Lisi Harisson book series