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Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"A hand puppet that was worn and manipulated by Mr. Garrison. He was temporarily replaced by Mr. Twig from "Summer Sucks" up until "Chef Aid". He was much more prominent in the show's early seasons, but eventually disappeared completely after being replaced by Mr. Slave in "The Death Camp of Tolerance".
- Ass Shove: Is shown inside Mr. Slave's ass in one of the levels in The Stick of Truth.
- Childhood Friends: Mr. Garrison has had him ever since he was a child, as shown in a flashback in "Weight Gain 4000".
- Hand Puppet: Served as this for Mr. Garrison.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The writers themselves can't seem to decide if he's alive or Mr. Garrison is just crazy.
- Put on a Bus: Or more accurately put in Mr. Garrison's drawer after he got over his sexuality issues (for the most part.)
- The Bus Came Back: Cartman forced him to take him out in "201" but he didn't seem particularly into it anymore.
"My children, you should know something. I'm packing."
Voiced by: Matt Stone
Debut: "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride"Son of God and host of his own talk show, Jesus and Pals.
- Back from the Dead: "Fantastic Easter Special". Being Jesus, it's obviously a Justified Trope.
- Big Good: He's a member of Imaginationland's Council of Nine.
- Came Back Strong: Any time he is killed, he resurrects as an even bigger badass than before.
- Characterization Marches On: In his debut episode, he performed his miracles as parlor tricks, and he only beat Satan in their boxing match because Satan himself bet that Jesus would win. Afterwards, not only did he actually display supernatural powers (flying in the Super Best Friends episode, and resurrection in the one set in the Vatican), he's straight up Rambo Jesus.
- Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: After coming back from the dead, he kills Bill Donohue with a glaive (this was his Moment of Awesome).
- Flight, Strength, Heart: Jesus is an excellent Bare-Fisted Monk and Multi-Melee Master. He is also a superb carpenter.
- Good Is Not Soft: A decent guy for the most part, but he's a skilled martial artist. And as part of a Running Gag in "Butterballs", he bullies a studio executive with the torment he'll face in hell.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Santa.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: In one episode, "Fantastic Easter Special", Jesus and Kyle have been imprisoned in the Vatican. Jesus realises that if he dies, he can resurrect himself outside the bars. He's unable to kill himself, as suicide is a sin, so he asks Kyle to do it. After initially refusing ("I'm a Jew. I have a few hang-ups about killing Jesus."), he reluctantly agrees, on the condition that "Eric Cartman can never know about this."Jesus: I understand. And Kyle, Happy Easter.
Kyle: Happy Easter, Jesus.
- Jesus Was Way Cool: As shown in the above example, way way cool.
- Kung-Fu Jesus: After taking a few levels in badass, he can wipe the floor with a lot of people.
- Pals with Jesus: Everyone in South Park, except for Satan. (And even then...)
- Physical God: Downplayed. His power only come when he dies.
- Public-Domain Character
- Running Gag: People using "Jesus Christ" and similar expressions to curse despite him being right there, including Jesus himself.
- Supporting Leader: During the "Imaginationland" trilogy.
- Took a Level in Badass: He was originally quite meek. Then, starting in "Red Sleigh Down", Jesus kicks all sorts of ass.
"My geologist? Now? Tell him the infection is fine and I don't need another check-up."
Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman (1997-1999), Eliza Schneider (1999-2003), April Stewart (2004-present)
Debut: "Weight Gain 4000"Corrupt and idiotic mayor of South Park.
- Bi the Way: She's implied to be in a relationship with Officer Barbrady and slept with Chef, but she's also slept with Mrs. Cartman and was shown looking at a porn magazine of busty women in one episode.
- Characterization Marches On: Originally she was a lot stupider than most of the other South Park adults, but as they got dumber she's generally become smarter; modern episodes tend to vary on whether she's just as dumb as them or the Only Sane Adult in town.
- Jerkass: She considers everyone in town a bunch of hillbillies and isn't above trying to convince Barbrady to shoot kids.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: See Surrounded by Idiots below.
- The Lost Lenore: In "Tweek x Craig", the Mayor has a picture of a mustached man on her desk, which she looks at very sadly. Later she is seen visiting a gravestone while holding the picture.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: Greedy, stupid and prefers a sweep-under-the-rug approach.
- Slave to PR: Most of the time, she only cares about making the town look good to the press and outsiders rather than helping the citizens.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Is perfectly aware of the absurd hijinks that occur in the town and has little respect for the idiocy of its citizens, though she rarely comes off as much smarter.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: No, it's not a shower cap.
"Sister, the Jews crucified our Lord and Savior. I mean, if you don't go to hell for crucifying the Savior, then what the hell do you go to hell for?"
Voiced by: Matt Stone
Debut: "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"South Park's resident Catholic priest.
- Ambiguously Gay: Claims in one episode to be an ex-homosexual.
- Bad Liar: Denies having anything to hide in his Internet history in "Not Funny", but it's very clear he's lying.
- Characterization Marches On: Was a strawman fundamentalist in the first 4 seasons, but eventually became a legitimate voice of reason from Season 6 onward.
- The Fundamentalist: He believes that Jews and the handicapped will end up in hell. He's right, but what he doesn't know is that so will Catholics, since only Mormons go to heaven.
- Good Shepherd: Once he grows past his fundamentalist ways.
- Hypocrite: During his The Fundamentalist phase, he was condemning people for their sins, but was having sex with women in the confessional despite his vows.
- Only Sane Man: In "Red Hot Catholic Love", we find out that he's the only Catholic priest in the universe that doesn't molest children.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: After Season 6, he becomes a genuinely decent and logical person that usually has the best interest of his congregation, especially the kids, at heart.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: See Bad Liar.
- Took a Level in Kindness: From "Red Hot Catholic Love" and on, he's a Good Shepherd instead of a Fundamentalist.
"Okay, people, move along. Nothing to see here."
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"The town cop. Incredibly stupid and unhelpful, at least in the earlier seasons. His squad car says "To Patronise And Annoy". Coinciding with decreased prominence, it seems that he has gotten more competent over the years.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Naughty Ninjas" gave him more focus and development than he'd received in years.
- Anti-Hero: However his heart is in the right place.
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: Incompetent; the mayor can make him believe the people he left to die in jail never came despite the bodies being in front of him. He apparently killed the chicken lover just to show Cartman how you hit someone with a nightstick.
- Catch Phrase: "Move Along, Nothing to See Here..."
- Continuity Nod: "I used to be the only policeman in this town, remember!"
- Clueless Deputy: He is really easy to fool.
- The Ditz: At one point, it turns out he's illiterate. Took A Level In Smartass in later seasons.
- Handicapped Badass: Implied to be partially deaf, as he has a hearing aid.
- Heroes Love Dogs: In "Naughty Ninjas", he has a very elderly and sick dog he takes care of.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Token Good Teammate.
- Man Child: When he returns to class so he can learn to read he reverts quickly to a child.
- The Only Believer: The only member of the South Park Police Department who actually cares about justice.
- Out of Focus: In later seasons when South Park gets an actual police force.
- Police Are Useless: Sometimes is unable to deal with the problems in the town.
- Token Good Teammate: He might be an incompetent moron, but Barbrady is often portrayed as the only member of South Park's police force who is neither corrupt nor racist. "Naughty Ninjas" seems to imply he's the only member of the force who joined to protect the town rather than to beat up minorities.
- Took a Level in Badass: Grew more competent in later seasons, helping to arrest a pharmacist for selling cough syrup to minors in "Quest for Ratings", warned people about the giant hamsters attacking in "Pandemic", attempted to stop the drunken party in "About Last Night" (here he fails because the partiers tip his car over), and in "Medicinal Fried Chicken", helps to take down the illegal KFC cartel, surviving the shootout between the cops and Colonel Sanders' enforcers. He also saves Jimmy's life from a psychotic GEICO representative in "Sponsored Content".
- Trauma Conga Line: The entirety of "Naughty Ninjas", with him losing his job, being unable to provide for his sick and elderly dog, and ending up on the street and homeless.
- Vetinari Job Security: He had this in the first few seasons, when he was the only police officer in South Park.
Sergeant Harrison Yates
"JESUS CHRIST MONKEY BALLS!!! We could have made an innocent man go to jail who wasn't black!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Christian Rock Hard"An incompetent and corrupt police officer who hates rich black people. Works under the Park County Police Department.
- Anti-Hero: Beating minorities is part of the policework and why the whole precinct save Barbrady joined in. But he tries getting the police job done.
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: Abuses minorities, arrests someone for calling for a different type of cock magic and takes hours to figure out an obvious clue of who a serial killer is.
- Becoming the Mask: Subverted during his tie as a hooker. At the end it looks like he married his pimp, but after post-marital sex he ends up arresting him. Yates plays the long con.
- By-the-Book Cop: When it comes to rich black men. Otherwise, he is pretty much a Cowboy Cop."We've got another rich black guy. I want him humiliated and dragged through the dirt, and I want it done by the books!"
- Clueless Detective: Partially subverted; he does figure out the culprit behind the left-hand murders using his own police work, but it was unnecessary police work because the evidence was screaming right in his face. He also would have never seen said evidence had it not been for Kyle.
- The Commissioner Gordon: In "The Coon", he is this to Mysterion and the Coon wants him to be it for him.
- Custom Uniform: He and his partner Mitch Murphy are plainclothes detectives.
- Dirty Cop: Tends to be very abusive towards minorities. Although in South Park it's actually part of being a police officer.
- Jerkass: He snubs Kyle more than anyone else.
Dammit Marsh, why couldn't you have just kept your stupid ugly kid in line?!
- Regarding Stan:
- Lawful Stupid: He isn't as stupid as Barbrady, but the way the laws work in South Park is incredibly stupid and he takes entrapment to a whole new degree.
- My Country Tis of Thee That I Sting:What happened to Fort Collins will not come to pass in our town, as long as we believe in the rationality and the basic decency of the American people.*Everybody panics*Perhaps I should have phrased that differently.
- Officer O'Hara: Implied.
- Only Sane Man: Believe it or not, he is the only one to point out that TrollTrace can't work if nobody uses it.
- Police Are Useless: Whenever Kyle reports something.
- Retcon: First shown as part of the FBI and then the South Park Police.
- Satellite Character: Detective Mitch.
- Villain Protagonist: In "The Jeffersons" and arguably "Butters' Bottom Bitch", seeing as how the first 2 men he arrested were portrayed sympathetically.
Terrance and Phillip
Phillip: "Terrance, I-"
Terrance: "No. No, Phillip, don't say it. I was an asshole, and this is mostly my fault."
Phillip: "That's what I was gonna say: You were an asshole, and this is mostly your fault."
Voiced by: Matt Stone (Terrance) and Trey Parker (Phillip)
Debut: "Death"A comedy duo from Canada who host a show that seems to consist entirely of fart jokes, and is a favorite of the four main boys.
- Author Avatar: For Trey Parker and Matt Stone, most prominently in "Canada on Strike" and The Movie.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S"
- Canada, Eh?: To an extreme, eh, buddy?
- Closer to Earth: In the later seasons, whenever some major scheme occurs in Canada, they are usually the ones to recognise the true gravity of the situation. Examples include Canada On Strike and Freemium Isn't Free.
- Cluster F-Bomb: In "Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire".
- A Day in the Limelight: In "Terrance & Phillip in Not Without My Anus".
- Defiant to the End: In The Movie, they sing "You're an Uncle-Fucker" to the guards, while chained to the wall an awaiting execution.
- Distaff Counterpart: The Queef Sisters, Katherine and Katie.
- Domestic Abuser: Phillip slaps one of the Queef Sisters, all because she let one rip whilst they were having sex.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In their first appearance, Trey Parker was the voice of Terrance while Matt Stone voiced Phillip.
- Gasshole: They fart a lot.
- Gonk: Their Pac-Man-esque heads and odd body shape (like most Canadians in the show) make them this.
- Happily Married: To the Queef Sisters.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Although there is some question about Phillip.Terrance: Why do you think Scott hates us so much Phillip?Phillip: Maybe he's homophobic.Terrance: (beat) But we're not gay, Phillip.Phillip: We're not?!
- Name and Name
- Only Sane Man: They were the only ones who were aware of how the Canadian strike would affect their economy and were ultimately right in the end.
- Out of Focus: Appeared a lot more frequently in the show's early seasons than in the later ones.
- Retcon: Their show was originally referred to as a cartoon, and the whole intent was that the animation was even worse than South Park's. However, it was later established that the "crappy animation" is how all of Canada (and Saddam Hussein) looks. Lampshaded with the fact that they had a Saturday morning cartoon, which "started to breed confusion over whether Terrance and Phillip were animated characters or real people." They were also originally intended to be British (as revealed on a DVD commentary), before being retconned into Canadians for Season 2. This also lead to Ike being revealed as adopted, due to his resemblance to them.
- Self-Deprecation: Meta-example. They were originally created in response to criticisms that South Park was a badly animated, vulgar show filled to the brim with fart jokes and foul language. So Trey and Matt created an show within a show with even worse animation that is nothing but fart jokes.
- Snipe Hunt: The duo are prone to randomly deciding to search for treasure within their immediate surroundings.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: In The Movie.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Terrance or Terrence? It's usually the former, but sometimes the latter can crop up.
- Toilet Humor: Every joke on their show seems to have the same punchline: One of them farts in the other's face.Phillip: Say Terrance, what did the Spanish priest say to the Iranian gynecologist?Terrance: I don't know Phillip, what?Phillip: *fart*Terrance and Phillip: HAHAAHAHAAHA!
- Trademark Favorite Food: Kraft Dinna.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Zig-zagged in-universe. Sometimes Terrance & Phillip is referred to as a children's show, sometimes it's for adults. Either way, kids love it.
"Don't forget to bring a towel."
Voiced by: Vernon Chatman
Debut: "Towelie"A talking, drug-addicted towel made in a lab. Intentionally a flat "ancillary character with a few amusing catchphrases."
- Animate Inanimate Object: He's a towel come to life through a government project to create the perfect towel.
- Breather Episode: "A Million Little Fibers" and "Crippled Summer", two Towelie-centric episodes, aired immediately after "Cartoon Wars" and "200/201", which were controversial even by South Park standards.
- Catch Phrase: "Don't forget to bring a towel" and "You wanna get high?"
- A Day in the Limelight: "A Million Little Fibers" primarily focuses on Towelie. None of the four main boys appear at all. (Although, in all fairness, the few times Towelie does appear he is usually the focus of the episode.)
- No, You: "You're a towel!"
- The Scrappy: In-universe, though "A Million Little Fibers" didn't help in real life.
- The Stoner: He's also used and is addicted to crystal meth, and crack cocaine, and tried using heroin and inhaling computer duster.
- Stoners Are Funny: Very much so.
- Vague Age: He's 17 in towel years. Whatever those are.
"Ooh, Jethuth Chritht!"
Voiced by: John Hansen
Debut: "Butters' Very Own Episode" (voice only), "The Death Camp of Tolerance" (full appearance)Mr. Garrison's former lover and current husband of Big Gay Al.
- Ass Shove: He rams small animals up his anus for his own sexual pleasure. He's done it so often that he's become flexible enough to be able to cram an adult woman in there.
- The Bus Came Back: After marrying Big Gay Al in Season 9, he doesn't make another major appearance until Season 20, in "Not Funny".
- Catch Phrase: "Ooooooh! Jethuth Crhitht!"
- Charles Atlas Superpower: How else to describe his ability to insert an entire Paris Hilton into himself?
- Depraved Homosexual: A subversion, for the most part. Sure, he does dip into it with him killing small animals by shoving them up his ass and a willingness to engage in sex acts in front of children, but despite that and his choice in clothing, with humans he only engages in mutually consensual acts and emphasizes that whores like himself and Paris Hilton are not good role models for children.
- Everyone Calls Him Mr. Slave: No one knows what Mr. Slave's real name is, though it may be possible that it is his real name.
- Happily Married: To Big Gay Al.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Appears to be just a submissive whore to Mr. Garrison, but he has a lot of common sense and knows that children should not look up to him as a role model. He tells Wendy, who wanted to be a whore like him at one point, that being a whore isn't all fun and games and that there's more to life than just partying and having sex. He is also among the most peaceful characters, which is noted when he offered to help Wendy with her maths work when she visited him then lectured her about the whore lifestyle.
- Macho Camp
- Only Sane Man: When you go beyond his self-admitted depravity, he is one of the few adults to give good advice and generally not be useless. He's also the only adult to realize that being a whore is a bad thing and shouldn't be something you want to be.
- Orifice Invasion/Evacuation: He enjoys forcing small animals to crawl up his ass. Most of these animals die, but one gerbil named Lemmiwinks manages to traverse Mr. Slave's entire digestive system and crawl out his mouth. You read it: you can't un-read it.
- Speech Impediment: Talks with a stereotypical gay lisp.
- The Nicknamer: He often calls people "Sweetie".
- Took a Level in Kindness: While always a Nice Guy he used to be more willing to go along Mr Garrison's amoral ideas, getting rid of Garrison seems to have left him a lot better off.
- Unwitting Pawn: In "Not Funny". Under request from the people of South Park, he phones President Garrison and convinces him to bomb Denmark, thereby playing right into the Member Berries' nonexistent hands.
Big Gay Al
"I'm super, thanks for asking!"
Voiced by: Matt Stone, Trey Parker (singing voice, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
Debut: "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride"
- Badass Gay: Don't let his flamboyancy fool you, he will pull a gun on you if you anger him.
- Camp Gay: Really, the name should say it all. Even he lampshades it!Scoutmaster: It's come to our attention that you're... gay.
- Happily Married: To Mr. Slave as of "Follow That Egg".
- Nice Guy: Really, the only mean, cruel, evil, or in bad taste thing he ever does is (for some reason) perform an opening number for Terrence and Phillip's public execution in The Movie.
- Only Sane Man: He seems exempt from the usual obliviousness and stupidity that seems to affect every South Park resident above the age of 12.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Big Gay Al was once the scoutmaster for South Park: responsible, helpful, and happy to teach the boys about valuable wilderness skills. However, since he's really, really gay, he was kicked out - and replaced by a stern, authoritarian closet pedophile.
"Hey! We don't take kindly to your types in here."
Voiced by: Matt Stone
Debut: "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut"A man who gets pissed off about a lot of things, often seen in the bar or passionately leading inane movements. Usually depicted as more of a redneck than the main fathers (who are just whatever the plot calls for), but still considered one of the Guys.
Dr. Alphonse Mephesto
"I've done it, Kevin. I've successfully spliced this chipmunk with a piece of provolone cheese. Do you know what this means, Kevin? No more will the world have to look in two different places for squirrels and provolone cheese."
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"The proprietor of the South Park Genetic Engineering Ranch. In addition to traditional Mix-and-Match Critters, he likes to create multi-assed creatures.
- Aesop Amnesia: In his first appearance, he learns that it's best to "just leave nature alone, to its simple one assed schematics." In his second appearance, he genetically engineered ill-tempered turkeys for Thanksgiving. At the end of the episode, he even starts saying the exact same aesop he learned in his first appearance until Chef interrupts him with a "yeah, yeah, yeah."
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was more prominent in the earlier seasons of the show. However, he showed up over 10 seasons later in the "200/201" two-parter to have a notable role again. Ever since, he's been pushed to the background. Trey Parker said this was intentional, as he and Matt Stone stopped finding him funny after a while and didn't care enough to give an in-universe reason for demoting him to extra.
- Internal Retcon: He falsely revealed Cartman's father to be his mother for the sake of the Denver Broncos, who were among the people suspected to have fathered Cartman at the time.
- Mad Scientist
- Satellite Character: Kevin, a midget who follows Mephesto almost wherever he goes. In Season 1's "Starvin' Marvin," Chef interrupts an important speech to ask Dr. Mephisto what the hell Kevin is supposed to be.
- Shout-Out: To The Island of Doctor Moreau (the film version starring Marlon Brando). Lampshaded in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA", where he has a completely different NAMBLA of his own — the North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes (filled with men who look like Marlon Brando — most of which are Brando as Don Vito Corelone from The Godfather).
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Until Season 14, he hadn't been seen in ten years bar a few background cameos. Trey and Matt mentioned in the commentary for his Season 14 episode that they "stopped finding him funny" and wish they'd permanently taken him off the show in the NAMBLA episode.
Flush him down, but he's never gone!
His smell and his spirit ling-er on!
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"Christmas-themed sapient poo. Based on a character made up by Trey Parker's father, who told him when he he was a kid that if he did not flush the toilet after going, Mr. Hankey would jump out and bite him.
- Big Damn Heroes: He saves the boys from the boat trip in "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining".
- Catch Phrase: "Howdy ho!"
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Made a brief cameo in "201" along with many other characters.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: When Kyle shows him to everybody, they only see a lifeless piece of crap. However, once everyone admits that they believe in Mr. Hankey, he automatically comes to life. Thus, he's only visible to those who believe in him.
- Domestic Abuser: Attacks his wife for embarrassing him. She's perpetually drunk as well, implying that his abuse has well and truly broken her by the time she appears.
- Dysfunctional Family
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Literally.
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Robe and Wizard Hat: In "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls".
- Talking Poo
- Tooka Level In Jerkass: See Domestic Abuser.
Santa: "Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
just like that river twistin' through the dusty land"
just like that river twistin' through the dusty land"
Jesus: "Uh, Santa, Santa, Santa. That's not a Christmas song, bud."
Santa: "I know, but there's, like, 300 Jesus Christmas songs and only four fucking Santa ones!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Santa (short), "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" (series)Santa Claus. Jesus' best friend.
The Super Best Friends
Narrator: In the great hall of the Super Best Friends there are assembled the leaders of the world's biggest religions. Jesus! Buddha! Krishna! Muhammad! Lao Tse and Joseph Smith! And the mighty Semen.
Sea-Man: It's not Semen, it's Sea-Man!
Announcer: And their mission, to right that which is wrong and to serve all mankind!
Debut: "Super Best Friends"An organization of religious superheroes and Sea-Man, seemingly led by Jesus.
- Breath Weapon: Joseph Smith's ice breath.
- Captain Ersatz: Sea-Man is a Captain Ersatz of Aquaman.
- Charm Person: Lao Tse.
- Continuity Nod: Moses is the same as he was in "Jewbilee", Joseph Smith is the same as in "All About Mormons", most of the team appears in the Imaginationland trilogy, and the whole crew is brought back for "200"/"201".
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: After "Super Best Friends", Muhammad became this. Both "200" and "201" revolve around not being able to see him, and when he is on screen, he's completely covered by a censor bar. "201" even went so far as to censor his name. This actually makes him the target of both celebrities and gingers, who want to steal his power to not be made fun of.
- Huge Holographic Head: Moses is identical to the MCP from TRON, for some reason.
- An Ice Person: Joseph Smith.
- Invisibility: Buddha.
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Poor Semen (laughs). No one can get his name right.Sea-Man: "Sea-Man"!Buddha: Uh, that's what I said. Semen. (everyone laughs)Sea-Man: Stop it!
- Hilariously, it ends up saving the day in 201 when Sea-Man tries to jump Tom Cruise, followed by Stan and Kyle noting that Tom Cruise has Semen on his back.
- Physical Gods: Except Sea-Man.
- Playing with Fire: Muhammad. Hilarious in Hindsight never rang truer.
- Public Domain Characters
- Show Within a Show: "Super Best Friends" © 2001 Divinity Comics Inc. and Coexist Peacefully Productions, INC.
- Unfortunate Names: Semen's (laughs) name is technically not this trope, but the name of his pet bird Swallow certainly is, especially when it leads to lines like this:Sea-Man: Swallow, come! (Everyone laughs)
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Krishna.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Sea-Man, naturally. Being a Captain Ersatz of the Superfriends version of Aquaman made this inevitable.
"You will hit puberty when the time is right. But you will never have a period, because you are a man — with titties. Thus spaketh the Lord. And now I return to heaven."
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus"Jesus' father and a Buddhist, even though only Mormons, Kenny (sometimes), and Saddam are allowed into Heaven.
- Big Good: The closest equivalent of one in the South Park universe.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: His true form has only appeared twice; other times he appears just as a beam of light shining on a person while they speak.
- Mix-and-Match Critter
- Physical God
- Too Dumb to Live: In "A Ladder To Heaven", he's been hearing rumors that Saddam Hussein has been constructing chemical weapons (in heaven). God confronts him about it...:Saddam: (ordering around people on what is clearly a chemical weapons plant complete with working missiles) Get those nitrogen capsules over there by the warheads. Chop chop, come on! (a light shines on him from the sky)God: (from offscreen) Saddam, I've been hearing rumors that you're secretly building weapons of mass destruction up here.Saddam: Weapons of mass destruction? Nooooo! This is just a chocolate chip factory, see? (gestures to a logo on on of the silos that reads "Saddam's Heavenly Chocolate Chips")God: It looks like a chemical weapons plant.Saddam: Look guy, if I was gonna secretly build a chemical weapons plant I wouldn't make it look like a chemical weapons plant would I? I'd make it look like a chocolate chip factory or something.God: ...Alright, just checking. (leaves)Saddam: (chuckles) Stupid asshole.
- But then again, what is He to be afraid of?
Scott the Dick
"Awrah! I hate you more than ever, Terrance and Phillip! I absolutely abhor you both!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus"A grumpy television critic from Canada. Everyone hates him. He REALLY hates Terrance and Phillip.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: "You're a dick, Scott! You've always been a dick! And then you got radiation poisoning in Ottawa and now you're a giant dick!"
- Berserk Button: His loathing of fart jokes.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": The letter "S" on his shirt.
- Canada, Eh?
- "You'll rue this day!", usually as he's walking off screen.
- "I'll fix you!", usually after calling them a fart lover.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He's willing to team up with Saddam Hussein and let Canada get taken over if it means getting rid of you-know-who.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's the biggest patriot of Canada, he would never harm the royal family, and he helps save the Princess.
- Grumpy Bear
- Hypocrite: Considers himself a patriot of Canada, yet has twice aided Saddam Hussein in taking it over (the second time, he didn't know it was him, though).
- I Love Nuclear Power: Becomes a giant after getting radiation poisoning.
- Meaningful Name: Look at the shape of his head. Yeah, there's a reason they don't call him "Scott the Mean Guy." He might also be a play on the No True Scotsman fallacy given his chauvinistic nature and his proclaimation that Terrance and Philip "give other Canadians a bad name!"
- Non-Standard Character Design: A minor example. His head isn't round like most Canadians; it looks a bit like a bellend.
- Phrase Catcher: "Watch out for Scott! He's a dick!"
- Poke the Poodle: He may be a Big Bad, but only by Lighter and Softer Canadian standards.Scott: "I'm wishing cancer upon you!"Philip: "Cancer!?"Scott: "That's right! I'm trying to give you cancer with my mind!"Terrance: "Ah! Stop that!" (hides behind Philip)Philip: "Hey! Don't give me cancer!"
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He's vocally and absurdly prejudiced against Inuit, calling them no-good "Ice Beaners" and "Polar Gooks".
- Real Men Wear Pink: He dons a pink blanket/wrap in Royal Pudding.
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: "I hate you more than ever, Terrance and Phillip! I absolutely abhor you both!"
- Satellite Character: He pretty much exists to hate Terrance and Phillip. In later episodes, however, he has begun to antagonize the boys and even all of Canada, though he has an Enemy Mine moment to save the Princess of Canada. Basically, his entire character exists to be a dick.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Was this for Terrance and Philip in "Not Without My Anus", then became one for all of Canada whenever he appeared.
Tuong Lu Kim/Dr. Janus
"Herro, wercome to Shitty Wok, tay your order pree?"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Jared Has Aides"A stereotypical Chinese man who is the owner of the City Wok restaurant, and the dissociative alter ego of Caucasian therapist, Dr. Janus.
- Asian Rudeness: Acts polite when he's trying to get your money, but he really can be quite an unpleasant person. Highlighted in the way he bosses his wife around. Lampshaded when he's seen in anger management after dumping some food on a customer's head over a misunderstanding.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: Milked for all its hilarious worth.
- Benevolent Boss: Surprisingly acted this way towards the child-labor workers he hired in "The City Part of Town".
- Berserk Button: He really doesn't like Mongolians.
- Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: The episode "City Sushi" turns this into a sort of tic for him.
- Fauxreigner: He's actually a white man with split personality disorder.
- Jerkass: Acts like this to the Japanese. Dr. Janus is arguably like this to Butters. Despite being an incompetent quack who misdiagnoses Butters, he is rather soft spoken and understanding to Butters' "condition" and genuinely believes he is helping him. One of his other personalities on the other hand...
- Meaningful Name: Dr. Janus is a reference to the Roman god Janus, who is normally depicted with two or more faces; a clear reference to his multiple personality disorder.
- Out of Focus: After The Reveal, Tuong Lu Kim vanished for awhile, but reappeared in "The City Part of Town" as part of the subplot with Kenny and has been fairly prominent since then.
- Split Personality
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: His true personality, Dr. Janus, is a therapist, but doesn't have the slightest knowledge of his own serious mental illness.
- Tomato Surprise: Turns out that he's the one with multiple personalities all along.
- Too Clever by Half: In "Child Abduction is Not Funny", he keeps setting off Mongolian traps that only work because he expects them to be something else altogether.
Debut: "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"Eric Cartman's pet cat.
- The Chew Toy: In the first episode alone, she was caught on fire and implied to be used as a sex toy. Eugh.
- Animal Gender-Bender: Was shown to be female in Cat Orgy, but was shown again as a functional male in Major Boobage.
- Formally Named Pet
- Uncatty Resemblance: The Animal Gender-Bender above could be a reference to Mrs. Cartman.
"They took our jobs!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Goobacks"A redneck and member of the Construction Workers' Union who is known for his catchphrase and his conservative views.
- Catchphrase: "They took our jobs!", spoken increasingly incoherently the longer any conversation goes on. "THEY TOOK OUR JERBS!" "DEY TUK ERR JERBS!" "DURK ER DURR!"
- There have been many variations on the phrase. For example, in the episode "W.T.F.", he says, "They broke his jaw!" at a match of the fictitious W.T.F. Professional Wrestling league, and he makes a variation of the phrase when he attends a WWE match and is shocked that John Cena slept with "Edge's girl".note
- Drop-In Character: He's usually accompanied by other rednecks who'll echo his catchphrase, sometimes walking on scene just to shout it.
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: His pronunciation of the word "jobs".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first glance he comes across as a stereotypical angry redneck, but to his credit, he (along with all the other rednecks in South Park) do show sympathy toward people that lost their jobs (which leads to a variation of the aforementioned Catchphrase).
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is patterned on Jeff Foxworthy.
- The Rival: He has one in the occasionally recurring character Aging Hippy Liberal Douche, who can figure out a way to blame just about anything on America.
"Buckle up buckaroo!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerBalls" (as Bruce Jenner), "Where My Country Gone?" (as Caitlyn Jenner)A male-to-female transgender who becomes a subject of ridicule in Season 19. She later teams up with Mr. Garrison when he runs for president.
- Ascended Extra: She made a cameo in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerBalls" as Bruce Jenner, then in Season 19, she's the highlight of several episodes, even becoming a recurring character.
- Body Horror: Her plastic surgery is depicted as having gone wrong.
- After ingesting a Member Berry, she starts projectile vomiting on anyone who threatens their plans for world domination.
- The Brute: She's very muscular and is a former Olympic athlete, which is occasionally taken advantage of by Mr. Garrison (and later the Member Berries) by having her act as a physical enforcer.
- Catchphrase: "Buckle up buckaroo!"
- Drives Like Crazy: Always runs someone over whenever she drives.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: She's touted as a paragon of bravery and progressiveness by PC Principal due to being transgender, despite actually being a self-centered Jerkass who picks on others for fun and murders a person whenever she gets behind the wheel of a car.
- Jerkass: Cheerfully joins Mr. Garrison in openly bullying others while campaigning for presidency, and regularly runs over people when driving her car.
- Karma Houdini: Has yet to be arrested for all the people she ran over.
- The Lancer: She becomes this to Mr. Garrison when he runs for president.
- The Unintelligible: Due to her botched surgery which left her with her tongue hanging out, she can't speak clearly.
- Unwitting Pawn: She becomes the host of the Member Berries.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She grows into this with Mr. Garrison over time. While Garrison refers to her as "the best running mate ever", he's also quick to mock her grotesque appearance. She doesn't seem to mind, though, simply laughing them off and calling him "such an asshole".
Lemmiwinks, King of the Gerbils
Debut: "The Death Camp of Tolerance"The fourth-grade class pet, the victim of Mr. Slave in "The Death Camp of Tolerance".
- A Day in the Limelight: He's normally just the class pet, but "The Death Camp of Tolerance" and "Bass to Mouth" give him his own B-plot.
- And the Adventure Continues: In "Death Camp of Tolerance", he makes his way out of Mr. Slave's digestive tract, aided by the tormented spirits of previous animal marital aidsnote , to find out he's the king of gerbils. The adventure indeed continues, in "Bass to Mouth".
"I'm super cereal!"
Voiced by: Matt Stone (in "The Red Badge of Gayness"), Trey Parker ("ManBearPig" onwards)
Debut: "The Red Badge of Gayness"The former Vice-President of the United States under Bill Clinton, who has embarked on a relentless crusade to destroy the creature known as ManBearPig.
- Attention Whore: Came up with the ManBearPig story just to get attention after losing the election in 2000.
- Believing Their Own Lies: Now truly believes in ManBearPig's existence.
- Characterization Marches On: He is actually sane in "The Red Badge of Gayness", which debuted long before he lost a presidential election, or became an activist against global warming.
- Destructive Savior: What he would be if ManBearPig were real.
- Irony: In his first appearance, he tells Clinton that he's glad that he doesn't have his job. This episode was aired before the 2000 presidential election cycle.
- Karma Houdini: Was never punished for nuking Imaginationland.
- Malaproper: When questioned, retorts that he is "super cereal", instead of "serious".
- Man Child: Wants to be seen as a hero by vanquishing ManBearPig, and runs around in a cape while making airplane noises and shouting "Excelsior!" His obsession has made him care nothing at all about the fact that his actions harm people instead of saving them.
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Is so obsessed with ManBearPig that he has demanded that a cave be filled in with molten lead (which would have killed the boys) and nuked Imaginationland (temporarily killing everyone inside, including the boys).
- Windmill Crusader: ManBearPig doesn't exist.
- Would Hurt a Child: Unintentional on his part, but both of his plans to kill ManBearPig would have involved the main boys' deaths.
- You Don't Look Like You: In his first appearance, "Red Badge of Gayness", he doesn't look anything like how he does in later episodes, nor how he looks in Real Life.