Characters: Monsters vs. Aliens
Characters from the series.
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Introduced in the Movies and specials
- Action Girl: Grows into one. She took down a robot and fought Gallaxhar.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Susan is 49-feet-11-inches tall.
- The Chick
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Justified by the Magic Meteor that gave her powers shifting her hair from brown to white.
- Cute Giant: Susan may be giant, but she's still an adorable woman.
- Cute Monster Girl
- The Heroine: The movie revolves around Susan embracing her monster status.
- The Leader: Of Team Monster in the series.
- Locked into Strangeness: Her hair was originally brown but after getting hit by a Magic Meteor her hair turns white.
- Mystical White Hair: As a result of getting hit by a Magic Meteor.
- Nice Girl: Susan is a kind and caring woman.
- Picked Last: She had been picked last for dodge ball a lot when she was younger, training dummies were even picked before her.
- Power Glows: Her skin glows blue as she is about to grow; her fiance literally says this to her.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Susan was in love with Derek, when she thought he was a devoted and loving man. However, she ended up crushed when his true personality showed, and promptly got her revenge.
- Size Shifter: In the series.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To her mother.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the team's token girl, albeit their leader.
- Super Strength: One of the advantages of being a 49ft 11in giant imbued with quantonium/hyperion energy is strength enough to easily smash through stone, steel, alien metals, and even energy barriers.
- Took a Level in Badass: Susan learns to embrace herself as a "monster".
- Trademark Favorite Food: Turkey Tetrazzini. Everyone else thinks it's too disgusting to look at, let alone eat. Even B.O.B..
Dr. Cockroach Ph. D
Voiced by: Hugh Laurie (Film and Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space), James Horan (Night of the Living Carrots), Chris O'Dowd (TV series)
- Amazon Chaser: He is noticeably smitten with Susan after she defeats the giant alien robot. Given his size and species this has a certain element of squick.
- Evil Laugh: He may be a hero, but he still does plenty of these.
- Extreme Omnivore: Justified since he's a human transformed into a cockroach.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Half-Human Hybrid: His Origin Story (a parody of 1958 The Fly) is that he's a human who accidentally fused himself with a cockroach.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: His usual attire.
- Made of Iron: As it was the point of his experiment, he's now every bit as indestructible as a cockroach.
- Mad Scientist: His whole shtick.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Link's Manly Man.
- The Smart Guy
The Missing Link aka Link
Voiced by: Will Arnett (Film and Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space), David Kaye (Night of the Living Carrots), Diedrich Bader (TV series)
- Boisterous Bruiser: In the movie, he starts as a boastful Miles Gloriosus who cultivates this image, but doesn't live up to his own hype... until it's time to rescue Susan.
- Butt Monkey: The writers like to mess with him a bit.
- Catchphrase: "You don't want to tussle with all this muscle".
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fish Person
- Harmless Freezing: Its in his backstory.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Sqweep in the TV series, with Sqweep being 700+ years old (but mentally still a child) and Link being millions of years old (biologically at least, considering he was frozen in ice for centuries before unfreezing).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be pretty full of himself. No matter what though, he does care for his friends.
- The Lancer
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Dr. Cockroach's Sensitive Guy.
- Team Mom: He has surprising shades of this.
- Translator Buddy: To Insectosaurus.
Voiced by: Seth Rogen (Film), Eric Edelstein (TV series)
- Blob Monster
- Extreme Omnivore
- Fun with Acronyms: His name stands for Bensoate Ostylezene Bicarbonate.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He has Seth Rogen's eye and mouth shape.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Which explains his prominence in the TV series.
- Rubber Man: Being an indestructible blob, he can absorb any physical attack and bounce it right back. In the movie, at least.
Voiced by: Conrad Vernon
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Easily distracted by bright light.
- The Big Guy
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Doesn't appear in the TV series, with no explanation given for his absence.
- Giant Flyer: Becomes this after becoming Butterflysaurus.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Link serves as his Translator Buddy.
- Team Pet
General W.R. Monger
Voiced by: Kiefer Sutherland (Film), Kevin Michael Richardson (TV series)
- Expy: Of General Jack D. Ripper, George C. Scott's character in Dr. Strangelove.
- Jetpack: He often uses this as transportation.
- The Mentor
- Older Than He Looks: He looks good for 90.
- Punny Name: A play on "Warmonger".
- Reasonable Authority Figure/A Father to His Men: Even though he captured and imprisoned the monsters, he shows a great respect for them.
The Invisible Man
Voiced by: Stephen Colbert (Film), James Patrick Stuart (TV series)
- Bring My Brown Pants: "Boys, set the terror level to 'code brown', 'cause I need to change my pants!"
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: In one episode in the animated series, he felt that no one listens to him even though he is the president.note
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He is often called by his title.
- Man Child
- Our Presidents Are Different: He aspires toward President Action, but in reality he's closer to President Buffoon.
Voiced by: Rainn Wilson
- Big Bad
- Evil Gloating: He's got Chronic Monologue Disorder something fierce!
- Evil Overlord: He may be a funny character, but he's also a legitimate threat. He did destroy his homeworld, after all.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Genocide from the Inside: He mentions that he wiped out his entire planet.
- Origin Story: He tells it to Susan as he's being cloned, but the cloning process keeps interrupting him (in a comic use of Plot-Based Voice Cancellation), so she (and we) only hear parts of it.
- Jerkass: Breaks off his engagement with Susan when she turned into a monster. She realized he cares more about his career than her, and angry that it only took becoming a monster to realize that.
- Married to the Job: The reason Susan breaks up with him is that all he really cares about is becoming a famous weatherman. Indeed, even before she became a monster, he moved their honeymoon from Paris to Fresno so he could attend a job interview. Also, one reason he tries to reconcile with her at the end of the film is that he can get a network job in New York City if he gets an exclusive interview with her.
- Small Name, Big Ego
Introduced in the T.V. series
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
- Charlie Brown Baldness: He has his alien species' equivalent of hair.
- Cool Chair: Has a hover chair to compensate for Earth's gravity. It also contain a variety of weapons.
- Mind over Matter: Possesses powerful telekinesis.
- The Mole: He's on Earth to prepare it for invasion, though he's not very good at keeping it secret, often blurting it out in frustration and having to backtrack.
- The Rival: To Susan as the leaders of their respective teams.
- Smug Snake
- Token Evil Teammate
Voiced by: Haley Tju
- Ambiguous Gender: Her gender is unknown, but a lot of fans believe she is female due to her taste in things and her voice.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Sqweep's species have a dangerous type of body waste disposal called Number 7 and need a special toilet to handle it.
- Color Coded Emotions: The tips of her antennae tend to glow when she expresses a strong emotion: Green for Happiness/Joy, Yellow for Fear/Anxiety, Red for Anger/Aggression, and Purple for Sadness/Confusion.
- Innocent Prodigy
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Link, Sqweep being 700+ years old (But mentally still a child)and Link being millions of years old (biologically at least, considering he was frozen in ice for centuries before unfreezing).
- Really 700 Years Old: As revealed in "The Friend Who Wasn't There", Sqweep is 768.
- Shorter Means Smarter: The smartest of Team Alien.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- The Rival: To Dr. Cockroach in intelligence.
Voiced by: Gillian Jacobs
- Alien Lunch: Sucks down small, tentacled alien creatures whole and alive, because eating cooked food is for Puny Earthlings. A mighty warrior such as herself requires a "live protein diet".Susan: You mean high protein?
Link: (nervously eyeing a pile of the squirming creatures) I don't think she does...
- Proud Warrior Race Gal
- Punny Name: Susan and Link often mispronounce it as "Stabby".
- Yellow-Skinned Space Babe
Voiced by: James Urbaniak
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot
- Lawful Stupid: Cites rule violations but had no way to enforce them until hooking up with Coverton's chair.
- Logic Bomb: How it was defeated the first time. It fixed that problem the next time he appeared.
- Mind-Control Device: Gained these in his second appearance.
- Trope 2000
- Weaksauce Weakness: Was defeated another time by getting wet by Bob.
Voiced by: Amy Sedaris