Characters / Mummies Alive!

The Heroes/Mummies


  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In the premiere, he witnesses (among other things) mummies coming to life, a man turning into what looks like bug monster, and statue-like warriors running around all over the place... but believing he's the reincarnation of a long dead Egyptian prince? Pfft. No way.
  • Broken Pedestal: When he learns his father took a job for Scarab, he was understandably pretty upset.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He gets along with Kahti pretty well. This is probably due to Rapses' spirit inside of him, since in the beginning of the show he said that he didn't like cats.
  • Likes Older Women/Precocious Crush: He has a crush on his friend Walter's older sister Cynthia. Also Chontra when she masquerades as his student, and then again as his classmate.
  • Non-Action Guy: With training he's becoming an "Action Kid".
  • Oblivious to Love: He never seemed to notice his friend Elaine's feelings for him.
  • Rebel Prince: Only he isn't actually a prince, per-say.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Although his father redeems himself in the end when he saves Presley's life.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: He isn't part of team itself, he's just being taught how to defend himself by the mummies because he possesses Rapses' immortal spirit, which means he can never be put on the front lines anyway.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: At the beginning (though he's technically the reincarnation of an aristocrat).
  • Supporting Protagonist: Ja-Kal is the leader of the Mummies, but Presley is arguably the character that the series really focuses on.


  • Arrows on Fire: His bow can fire flaming arrows.
  • Bat Deduction: His tracking skills are so good both Presley and Armon can't help but notice.
    Rapses is right Ja-Kal, you are good.
  • Death by Origin Story: He and all the other mummies on his team died before the series even started.
  • A Father to His Men: Albeit a slightly overbearing and over-protective one.
  • Knight Templar: He has absolutely no reservations about taking anyone who endangers Presley down, even Nefertina when she's possessed by Bastet.


  • Handicapped Badass: Armon, the team bruiser, has no right arm, as he lost it during his past life in Egypt. However, while transformed his armor gives him back the missing limb. He's still pretty formidable without it.
  • Heroes Fight Barehanded: Unlike the other mummies, Armon doesn't have a personal weapon in his armor form, although his golden arm technically counts as one.
  • Lethal Chef: He seems to be the only one who can stomach his own cooking.
  • The Southpaw: He became this when he lost his right arm in battle.


  • Like a Son to Me: He outright tells Chontra that he think of Presley like this.


  • Action Girl: Nefer-tina, who fights right alongside the other three guardians of prince Rapses and even disguised herself as a guy to ride chariots in ancient Egypt. Is inexplicably still mistaken for a guy on occasion.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has it as a mummy. In life she was a Brainy Brunette.
  • Red and Black and Heroic All Over: In her armor form.
  • Samus Is a Girl: In the first episode, she reveals that she was a woman that pretended to be a man so she could drive chariots. Presley figured it out right away while her fellow bodyguards didn't realize it at all (it's not quite clear if somebody from a more gender-progressive society just has a better eye or if Prince Rapses knew too).
  • Wrench Wench: Nefer-Tina's the one who maintains the team's vehicles.

Their Friends


  • Death by Origin Story: She, like Presley's mummy protectors died and was mummified before the series even started.

The Enemies


  • Bad Boss: Often berates Heka and Ammut.
  • Expy: A skinny sorcerer with a golden snake staff? Hello there Jafar.
  • Mad Scientist: Despite the fact that he's a sorcerer, he loves to use tech in many of his schemes.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's manipulated Geb, Talos (twice), even Rapses and Presley into doing what he wants.
  • One-Winged Angel: Scarab doesn't posses armor so much as he transforms into a large scarab like creature.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His armored form is purple and strong enough to hold his own against all of the mummies.
  • Sissy Villain: Not the way he looks, but more so the way he acts like a coward when his plans fail.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem attacking Nefer-Tina, or threatening Heka in certain cases.



Their Allies



  • Adaptational Villainy: Anubis was a benevolent god in Egyptian mythology, and Set disowned him for choosing to side with Horus.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He spends more time acting silly than actually fighting, but when he does fight he's quite clearly out of the Mummies' league.


  • Heel–Face Turn: After he fell for the city of San Francisco's "Statue of Freedom".


  • Hot Teacher: Disguises herself as this to try to capture Presley.