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Randy Cunningham

Voiced by: Ben Schwartz

The star of the show and the current Norrisville Ninja. Armed with his magical ninja suit, Randy will take on monsters and madmen as he attempts to keep that creepy Sorcerer in his hole.

Howard Weinerman

Voiced by: Andrew Caldwell

Howard is Randy's best friend, and despite the fact that he’s got a huge mouth, he is the only person who knows Randy is the Ninja. He is Heidi's younger brother.
  • Acrofatic: It turns out he can climb the rope for gym class. He just doesn't want to do it.
    • He can also beat an un-powered Randy and Bash in a rush to Shangri Lunch in Der Monster Klub.
  • Action Survivor
  • Adorkable
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To his sister Heidi.
  • Big Eater
  • Big Fun: In a Jerk with a Heart of Gold sense.
  • Book Dumb
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Most likely, see his Chess playing skills in Stanks Like Teen Spirit
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Demonic Possession: Twice. The first time when Randy accidentally freed the Tengu. The second time when Randy freed the Tengu deliberately to better fight the Sorcerer.
  • Distressed Dude: More so than Randy, both in older episodes and the more recent ones. Sometimes he escapes all on his own without Randy's help and sometimes Randy has to rescue him before things could get any uglier.
  • Dumb and Drummer: He may be dumb in school, but he can really play.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: He doesn't believe isosceles triangles are real.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: During his brief stint as the Ninja, his boorish behavior and abuse of his position for personal gain even made the amnesiac Randy, who was initially elated that his best friend was the Ninja, realize that he wasn't the real deal.
  • Fat Best Friend
  • Genius Ditz: Turns out he's super good at Chess.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners/Vitriolic Best Buds: With Randy.
  • Idiot Savant: Great at making excuses and playing chess (despite not knowing what the pieces are even called) though not much else.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: More so than Randy in the Jerkass department. He can be a jerk sometimes, but he really does have Randy’s best interests in being someone in high school at heart.
  • The Lancer
  • Last Name Basis: Very rarely ever calls Randy by his first name.
  • My Sister Is Off Limits: In Shloomp! There It Is!, despite not being fond of his sister, he was horrified and disgusted when "Randy"note  flirts with Heidi.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Secret Keeper: Although he almost slipped in Gossip Boy.
  • Skewed Priorities: Shows this some times. As seen in Viva El Nomicon.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: While understood, one would think Howard would show his friend some slack when he has to go off and fight monsters.
    "Nonono priorities. First our grade, then snakey-flying-thingie."


Hannibal McFist

Voiced by: John DiMaggio

The owner of McFist Industries. He made a deal with the Sorcerer to destroy the Ninja for a superpower.
  • Artificial Limbs/Red Right Hand: Has a mechanical right arm that has a brain and a pair of eyes.
  • Badass Mustache: So much so, he founded the Norrisville High Mustache Society.
  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair on top of his head.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Broken Pedestal: For Randy, upon discovering that he's both evil and behind all the robot attacks on the school.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Deal with the Devil: To get a superpower.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Hannibal McFist is this to the general public, who in turn adore him a lot for being the head of the city's major consumer products company. It's incredible how everybody ignores the right cyborg arm with a brain with eyes on the wrist. That is SO TOTALLY not evil-looking, oh no!
    • This turn out to be a good thing cause when he lost it, the sorcerer stanked him and turn him to what could be described as the love child of Blanka and the hulk with the brain in his cyborg arm becoming a second head that shoots acid!!
  • The Dragon: To The Sorcerer.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his wife Marci, to the point where he's horrified when he realizes he's left her behind in Night of the Living McFizzles.
  • Fat Bastard
  • Fiction 500: He nearly owns everything in Norrisville. He even buys Whoopee World and bans Viceroy from it just to punish him for failing.
    "I'm Hannibal McFist, lovable gazillionare! I own this town!"
  • Genre Savvy: McFist reveals he is this in "Silent Punch, Deadly Punch" when Randy sneaks into his house.
    • He sometimes kidnap teenagers who are mistaken to be the ninja in the more recent episodes, starting with Bash Johnson: 11th Grade Ninja, even though he did kidnap Howard in Gossip Boy upon learning that Howard knows who the ninja is.
  • Glad I Thought of It: Constantly tries to take credit for Viceroy's ideas and efforts.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Happily Married: Oddly enough.
  • The Heavy
  • Idiot Savant: Questionably intelligent in anything not business related.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: When stanked by the Sorcerer, he becomes a scary combination of Acrofatic,Unstoppable Rage and Made of Iron.
  • Mega Corp.: He inherited McFist Industries from his father and brother. Hannibal is implied to have made the company even more successful with the help of Viceroy's genius, laying claim to most of Norrisville's public services and businesses. Ironically, because of this nigh-monopoly, its McFist's own property that bears the brunt of the damage during his attempts to destroy the Ninja.
  • No Indoor Voice: He yells A LOT.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: When McFist and Viceroy were discussing options about which superpower to pick (the Sorcerer will give McFist a superpower if he destroys the Ninja), Viceroy suggested the ability to understand sarcasm. McFist asked when he'd need it.
  • Sketchy Successor: In comparison to Terry, the actual inheritor of McFist Industries, he's a far better businessman. The sketchy part comes in due to his moral compass being much more askew than either his dad or brother by virtue of him selling out the planet to the Sorcerer in exchange for superpowers.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Hannibal McFist once tried to destroy the Ninja with an Powered Armor. When the Ninja removed the helmet, he assumed McFist was being forced. McFist tried to play along but the Ninja wondered why somebody would force him. Since McFist failed to come up with an excuse, the Ninja figured out McFist is a Villain with Good Publicity.
    • In the Season 1 finale, the Sorcerer erroneously believes that McFist made good on his word to free him and neither he or Viceroy feels too inclined to correct him.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Marci.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Lampshaded.
    Randy: "What better mask for an enemy than that of the most beloved man in town?"
  • Why Did it Have to be Clowns?: His phobia as revealed in McFear Factor.

The Sorcerer

Voiced by: Tim Curry

An ancient evil defeated and sealed by the Norisu Nine 800 years ago. In the present he made a deal with McFist to give him a superpower if he destroyed the Ninja. He "stanks" students (that is, turns them into monsters to do his evil will) to create enough chaos for him to escape his imprisonment.
  • Animal Motifs: Dragons and Tigers. Jhonen pointedly made him lizard-like in appearance.
  • Big Bad
  • The Corrupter: He turns people in despair into monsters to do his will.
    • When freed, he can do this endlessly by just hitting people or objects with his Stank. As an arguable trade-off, just hitting these monsters hard enough will return them to normal.
  • Creepy Long Fingers
  • The Dreaded: Despite being imprisoned, everyone who knows that he exists is genuinely terrified of him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: If nothing else, he seems to be genuinely fond of the Sorceress.
  • Evil Brit: He certainly has the accent.
  • Evil Is Petty: Used his powers in an attempt to destroy the Golden Doctor's Note on a whim.
  • Evil Sorcerer
  • Faux Affably Evil: Most of his conversations he comes across as snarky or hammy and his interactions with his rat are cute. However the moment he's free, he transforms nearly the entire city into monsters and lays waste to the rest of Norrisville, all within the span of a few hours. Remember, he killed eight of the Norisu Nine.
  • Four Is Death: Before he was trapped by the Ninja, four of his prayer beads were lost in the scuffle and flew off to parts unknown.
  • Hard Light: Can create constructs with his magic.
  • In the Hood
  • Ironic Hell: 800 years ago, he coveted the power of the Tengu Stone. The First Ninja eventually used it to imprison him and he now spends his days chained to a rock with the stone high above him, in his sight, but completely out of his reach.
  • Lean and Mean
  • Not So Harmless: By the time the series starts, he's actually stronger than he was before he was imprisoned.
  • Prophet Eyes
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The last of the Norisu Nine sealed him beneath the Earth, but in the present day, Norrisville High School was built on top of it. He still stirs up trouble in order to free himself.
  • Sickly Green Glow
  • Sorcerous Overlord
  • You Have Failed Me: Threatens to call off the deal with McFist if he continues to fail.

Willem Viceroy III

McFist's mad scientist who creates whatever evil machinations he asks for.

The Robo Apes

Voiced by: John DiMaggio
The backbone of McFist's corporate empire who serve a wide variety of functions that keep the various workings and businesses of McFist Industries running. They serve a far more sinister purpose as frontline enforcers of whatever.

Mac Antfee

Voiced by: Stephen Root
The Ninja of 1985. The only known Ninja to have actually lost the position due to abusing his power and being a jerk. He froze a Stank'd student to let it be a successor Ninja's problem.
  • Acrofatic: The guy is FAST for his size.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Played with. While he is most certainly this in his first appearence, his loss to the ninja and Mind Wipe seem to mellow him out and he makes a career out of being a positive motivational speaker.
  • Expy: Of John Kreese from The Karate Kid.
  • Evil Redhead: After he got stripped off from the ninja mask.
  • Genre Savvy: Has an army of Mooks, and a cage, because he knows full well he can't beat the Ninja in a fair fight.
  • Held Back In School: He had been the ninja for 6 years, since high school goes from grades 9-12, he was held back 2 years.
  • Heel-Face Turn: See Took a Level in Kindness below.
  • Jerkass: He left a stanked student in the freezer for over 20 years so he could go to prom. In fact, he was such a jerk, he was fired from being the ninja, being the only one to do so.
    • Took a Level in Kindness: After Randy tricks him into fulfilling the Ultimate Lesson. AKA, wiping his memory of being the Ninja.
  • Making a Splash: One of the Nomicon's ninja powers is the "Hydro Hand" allowing the ninja to materialize water in their hand and throw it as an attack.
  • Red Shirts: Mac Antfee has an army of these (though they're technically Mooks), they're even called that.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge/Disproportionate Retribution: He wants to regain the ninja suit, and he has said that once he does, he plans to kick the butts of everyone in the town, because he got fired for being a Jerkass.
  • Shadow Archetype: As previously stated Mac Antfee was the '85 ninja, and although he had some skill and more like Randy, he had none of Randy's good qualities, like how Randy tries to make up for his mistakes and stop monsters at personal cost, in fact, he was essentially fired, and wants revenge.
  • The Chosen Zero: At first, Randy thought that Mac Antfee would actually help him regain his confidence of being the right guy to be the ninja because he was the ninja of '85, but when he meets Mac Antfee in person, Randy realizes that Mac Antfee wasn't the past ninja he thought he was - he learns that Mac Antfee was fired from being the ninja because he was such a violent jerk. After learning that Mac is planning on getting the mask, Randy did not hesitate on kicking his butt in his own camp.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Unlike most examples, this doesn't stop him from kicking really, really hard.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: If his memory wiped personality is any indication, he wasn't so bad before he got addicted to the power of the Ninja.

The Disciplinarian

Voiced by: Andy Richter

The caretaker of Detention Island who just happens to be a deranged and psychotic military robot/hologram repurposed for scholastic penalty. He really, really, really hates cheating.

The Tengu

A grotesque and powerful demonic bird entity that is the source of the Ninja Suit's power. It is fundamentally linked with the suit's wellbeing; Whatever damage one incurs, the other receives in turn. This also extends to the person (if any) wearing the suit during said injury. It is tentatively sealed in the stone eye of the atrium floor mosaic.
  • Attack Its Weakpoint: Its Demon Feathers. After they were stripped from it and turned into the Ninja Suit, the suit itself became its weakpoint.
  • Big Badass Bird of Prey: Acts like a chicken or turkey during early stages of possession before becoming this.
  • Demonic Possession: A fairly persistent variation. Even after being knocked out of its initial victim it will immediately try to repossess its former vessel.
  • Expy: Its spirit form (black with a green-white-red max) greatly resembles Aku from Samurai Jack.
  • Feather Flechettes
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When its possessed victim fully transforms.
  • Hellish Pupils
  • Morphic Resonance: A fully possessed victim does not actually resemble the tengu's true form but carries over several of his/her traits including hairstyle.
  • People Puppets: Ironically enough, the Tengu is the puppet. Randy figures out that because the Tengu is connected to the suit, he can control it by making it mimic his movements.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: People it possesses gradually have their eyes turned red.
  • Sealed Evil In A Rock
  • Youkai
    • Shown Their Work: Tengu are sometimes cited as the origin of obscure martial arts, but particularly ninjas.

The Sorceress

Voiced by: Jennifer Tilly.

The Sorcerer's soul mate (Read:psychotic lady lizard) from eons ago.

Catfish Booray

A psychotic Cajun trapper who made his first appearance in "Swampy Seconds".

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

He uses a magic purple powder, which he got from the "Spirit of the Swamp," to control the animals of the swamp. This purple power can also stank him at his own will, turning him into a Pythanthigator.

  • The Beastmaster: A combination of voodoo powder and magical collars allow him to control multiple animals of all shapes and sizes at once. These measures also work on people.
  • The Big Easy
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in a later episode to tell Hannibal and Viceroy what he believes to be the Ninja's true identity in exchange for the latest McFist Pad. This effectively jumpstarts the plot of "Bring me the Head of Reginald Bagel".
  • Deep South
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Considers himself to be the best trapper in the world.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Although he's often polite and doesn't even kill the animals he captures, Catfish has no problems with feeding intruders to his pets or scoffing at Randy's apparent Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Foreshadowing: He found one of the Sorcerer's Orbs in his swamp.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow a foreboding purple whenever he's in an intense emotional state or is in the process of exerting a lot of power.
  • Hollywood Voodoo
  • Human Resources: Uses living people as furniture or as food for his animal army.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The form he takes when he uses his gris-gris is reminiscent of several swamp-dwelling creatures.
  • One-Winged Angel
  • Ragin' Cajun
  • Transformation Trinket: His gris-gris. Given its origins and what it actually does, the term is a bit ironic as such talismans are usually made to DETER evil.



Heidi Weinerman

Voiced by: Cassie Scerbo

Heidi is Howard’s older sister. She’s tall, beautiful, popular and on the cutting edge of pretty much everything. She is the hostess of Norrisville High's #1 me-cast: Heidi@School.

Bucky Hensletter

Voiced by: Scott Menville

The dorkiest kid in school and a triangle playing band geek. Bucky is teacher’s pet in Science Class, a showoff in Band. The first victim of The Sorcerer's "stanking" that Randy fought as the Ninja.

Bashford "Bash" Johnson

Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg

He is McFist’s stepson, Norrisville High quarterback, and notorious jerk, but what he lacks in intelligence he makes up for in fists.
  • Accidental Hero: He de-stunk one of his fellow students when he broke said student's musical instrument but he only broke it because he didn't like its shape.
  • Book Dumb: Thinks C is a number.note 
  • The Brute
  • The Bully
  • Dumb Jock: When he and his group was about to beat up Randy, he said there's that guy and they started to run after him. Sad part is, there was no guy.
  • Jerk Jock: Reviled by most of the student body apart from his small group of friends. They do like his parties though.
  • Karma Houdini: Of his pranks and bullying, several times. Thankfully, this has been subverted somewhat in more recent episodes.
  • Plagiarism In Fiction: He entered one of Viceroy's inventions as his own at the Science fair.
  • Popular Is Dumb

Debbie Kang

Voiced by: Piper Curda

Super short, super smart and super sarcastic. Don’t let her size fool ya; this girl will rip you to shreds. She likes Mexican Death Bears and is friends with Theresa.

Theresa Fowler

Voiced by: Sarah Hyland

A cute, strange girl with a sweet voice and a couple screws loose. She’s a member of N.H.S.'s Baton Twirlin' Team, the Chess Team AND Der Monster Klüb. She likes to twirl batons and is friends with Debbie.
  • Cool Loser: Despite being cute and athletic, she's one of the four most unpopular students in school.
  • Expy: In some extent, of Sam Manson.
  • Dark Secret: It had something to do with tasting something.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: In Shloomp! There It Is, when "Nomi-Randy" ignores her and flirts with Heidi, she gets upset and drowns her sorrows by drinking milk.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Lacking her twirling sticks, her stank'd form will begin twirling and hurling people instead.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is a Mondegreen of "There is a flower" and her stank'd form looks similar to a plant.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: After getting stanked in Shloomp! There It Is due to heartbreak (see the Ship Tease example below), her monster self tries to kill Heidi.
  • Nerves of Steel: She was able to keep her cool in Night of the Living McFizzles. Compare Howard's dramatics over losing his candy during the zombie invasion to Theresa calmly giving him half her McFizzles so he would stop crying.
  • Those Two Girls: With Debbie Kang. They're even on the same chess team.
  • Ship Tease: With Randy in Night of the Living McFizzies and Der Monster Klub.
    • It is more cemented that she likes Randy in Shloomp! There It Is when the reason she got stanked in that episode is when was heartbroken and crying when "Randy"note  ignores her and flirts with Heidi Wienerman. She got destanked when Randy gave her a bouquet of flowers and apologized.
  • Yandere: Her stanked form in Shloomp! There It Is. See Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair


A goth student and leader of Der Monster Klüb.


A juggler and member of Der Monster Klüb.

"Accordion" David

Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

An accordion player and member of Der Monster Klüb as well as the Stache Society.
  • The Beast Master: Trains animals to play instruments and play instruments well.
  • Dark Secret: He shaves his butt because if he didn't it would look like he was wearing fur underpants.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a beret.


A trombone player in the Norrisville High Band.

Flute Girl

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A flute player in the Norrisville High Band.


Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

The leader of "Dancing Fish", Morgan is a dancer with a sassy attitude and a smug voice.


A foreign exchange student from France. Enjoys watching and filming black and white artsy films and is quite skilled at parkour.


Principal Slimovitz

Voiced by: Jim Rash

A grown-up dork who LOVES being Principal of Norrisville High School and approaches his job with extreme enthusiasm.

Mrs. Marlene Driscoll

Voiced by: Megan Mullally

A super-cheery Science teacher who talks to the class skeleton and calls it “Mr. Driscoll”! She’s sweet and out of her mind.

Mr. Jerry Driscoll

Voiced by: Andy Dick

Mrs. Driscoll's husband who was once rivals with Viceroy during college. In the present, he is dead and his skeletal remains are dragged along by his wife.

Coach Green

Voiced by: John Oliver

Despite his joyful voice, this British gym teacher loves making up dangerous games for the students to play.

Ms. Mary Ann Zingwald a.k.a. Tawny

A teacher in the school. In the prom of '85, she was "stood-up" by her date Dickie.

S. Ward Smith

Voiced by: John Witherspoon

The Metal Shop Teacher. While blind He is also the Black Smith of the Ninja.

Marci Johnson McFist

Voiced by: April Stewart

Hannibal's wife and Bash's mom. She knows about her husband's quest to destroy the ninja.

Terry McFist

Voiced by: Steve Zahn

Hannibal's older brother. The actual heir to McFist Industries.

The First Ninja

Voiced by: Joel McHale

The first of the Norrisville Ninjas and the last of the Norisu Nine.
  • Arch-Enemy: Until their final battle, he was this to the Sorcerer throughout most of his life. On his part, the Sorcerer greatly dislikes him for both banishing the Sorceress to the Land of Shadows and imprisoning him underground.
  • Badass: Battled the Sorcerer for years throughout the globe.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Prevents the Sorcerer from killing Randy and Howard and finally gets to toss him into the pit.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After his time as the Ninja had ended, he put all of his knowledge and experience gained from his tenure into the Ninjanomicon, expelling them from his mind.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Half of his lines are made up of these in contrast to the genuine riddles and lessons the Ninjanomicon provides.
  • Kill It with Fire: Has a stronger variation of the Tengu Fire Ball that takes the form of a roaring dragon. It's powerful enough to disable the Sorcerer for a modest amount of time.
  • Last of His Kind: His eight "brothers" were all killed by the Sorcerer.
  • Martial Arts Headband: As an added bonus, he can use it as a weapon in a similar manner to how Randy uses his scarf.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Randy earns his ire through a combination of ruining his ambush on the Sorcerer and his inability to shut up. Becomes subverted when Randy re-inspires him.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Leaves Norrisville to its fate after the Sorcerer obtains the Tengu Stone. Randy and Howard's efforts to stop the villain regardless inspire him to come back and help.

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