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Voiced by: Greg Eagles
The Grim Reaper who is fated to be Billy and Mandy's "best friend" forever after losing a limbo contest to them.
- Abusive Parents: Depending on the episode. His mom always complains about his lack of enthusiasm for his job and his dad would never talk to him and always listened to country music.
- Acquainted with Emergency Services: He has this relationship with the nursing staffs at the retirement homes when he comes for the elderly residents, as shown in Season 5 "Home of the Ancients".Gloria: Hi, Grim.
Grim: S'up, Gloria.
Gloria: Aw. Are you here for Mr. Silverman?
Grim: No. That's next week.
- Adorkable: Despite being the shadow of death itself, he has his fair share of adorably dorky moments throughout the series, especially during the flashback in Wrath of the Spider Queen.
- Affably Evil: Is remarkably polite when he isn't putting his scythe to work or getting bossed around by the title characters.
- The Ageless: Looks no different from how he looked centuries ago due to being a living skeleton with no skin.
- And I Must Scream: Eternally a prisoner to Billy and Mandy. Can't violate his contract with them or else he'd then spend an eternity in the Underworld Prison.
- Anti-Hero: He's an anti-hero only when a greater evil threatens the world or Billy and Mandy.
- Anti-Villain: He's not The Grim Reaper by choice, but because he was forced by his parents to be (though this does flip-flop around. One special revealed being a Reaper was being voted by your fellow students in high school). He's also constantly getting his weight thrown around by Billy and Mandy. In fact, if he didn't suffer these two circumstances, he almost wouldn't be villainous at all. That's proven, as he's a fairly nice guy, whenever he's not on his job to take someone's life.
- Badass Boast:
Grim: Foolish mortal! I don't think you know who I am. Let me give you a hint! (Magics up his scythe)
- "You don't know who you're messing with, man! I am The Grim Reaper!"
- He had another good one in "Grim vs. Mom".
- Badass Longcoat: As expected of the Grim Reaper.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: His general function in the show is to suffer from having to look after Billy and Mandy.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's pretty nice when not reaping, though it has been made clear on several occasions that despite his attitude and butt monkey status to Billy and Mandy, he is not one to be trifled with when his patience is at an end. Just ask Jack O' Lantern.
- Butt-Monkey: A lot less than Billy, but he has his moments of humiliation when he's near Mandy or a rival.
- Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: On several occasions when he is given the opportunity to be free of Billy and Mandy, he finds being without them even worse than being stuck with them.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: In Big Boogey Adventure, he's able to get Horror's Hand, which requires someone to face their worst fears, because his worst fear is having to spend time with Billy and Mandy, which he has to do every day anyway.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While being pushed around by Billy and Mandy, he still knows how to get the job done as the reaper and kick a mean can of ass. He can be legitimately frightening when he wants to be.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He may be a skeleton in a black cloak who collects people's souls when they die, but at the very least he's nowhere as evil as Mandy.
- Deadpan Snarker: He makes a lot of death jokes and underworld puns. He's also prone to making cutting remarks about Billy's idiocy.
- Dem Bones: Grim is a living skeleton under his robes. More than once, the other two protagonists have been known to take him apart in order to carry him in a backpack or other small container.
- The Devil Is a Loser: He's portrayed as an unpopular sissy even before he becomes the kids' servant. In his past, it is shown he didn't even want to be the Grim Reaper, it was just something his parents forced him to do. He took up his role in full swing in order to terrify and get revenge on those who bullied him at school.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He is rarely shown wearing shoes.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: Downplayed; he's an Affably Evil Punch-Clock Villain who can be scary when he's reaping somebody but is otherwise a nice guy.
- Dub Name Change: From Grim Reaper to "Puro Hueso" (Pure Bone) in the Latin American version, mostly referred as Huesos (Bones) by the cast. He is also nicknamed "Huesitos" (Little Bones) affectionately by Billy.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Even Mandy is sometimes taken aback by the macabre horror Grim finds delightful.
- Evil Laugh: Ah Ha, AH HA HA. AAAH HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic. He's overly critical of Billy, gets angry when the two kids don't listen to him, and is often emotionally insecure.
- Grumpy Bear: Downplayed. He's only grumpy when he's in a bad mood.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Several times when he gets absolutely enraged, his eyes glow.
- The Grim Reaper: Obviously, he's the personification of death.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Death amuses him, like when he laughs during a show when a patient flatlines, something that even Mandy looked sad to see.
- Heel–Face Turn: After making the deal with Billy & Mandy, he's more or less a good guy.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": It is implied on several occasions that his given name actually is Grim and that his last name is Reaper.
- Hot-Blooded: Pretty often, he's shown to be quite emotional.
- Humanity Ensues: In "Night of the Living Grim", he becomes a mortal human after succumbing to Encroaching Doom Syndrome. The episode ends with him becoming a skeleton again.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: The reason why Mandy wants to keep him and ditch Billy is because he's more intelligent and reasonable.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: Quite a few times when it comes to Billy and Mandy, he saves them from someone trying to do something to them that he only finds okay when he's doing it to them. One of the best examples was in "Scythe 2.0":Grim: You keep away from those kids! If anyone is going to have their heads, it's going to be me!
- Hypocritical Humor: He often bluntly points out how stupid Billy is. And yet, it tended to hurt his feelings when Billy called him stupid for criticizing his favorite show.
- I Am Big Boned: A variation in the comics. Grim isn't thin. He's "delicately boned".
- I Call It "Vera": In "The Taking Tree", we learn that he calls his scythe "Jodie".
- The Kirk: More or less trying to survive being stuck with two insufferable children.
- Kissed Keepsake: After Eris is tricked into kissing Grim, he says he never washed his face before and won't start doing it now.
- Mistaken for Pedophile: Heavily implied in "Duck!", where he gets arrested for removing his cloak in front of children while shouting "Look at my body!" in an attempt to explain to the children that he is incapable of passing gas.
- Multiple-Choice Past: His many flashbacks to his past seem pretty unreliable. Possibly parodied at one point as well—two of his proposed backstories directly contradict each other in such a way that would be impossible to Hand Wave, Retcon or even ignore outrightnote .
- No Respect Guy: Even in the underworld, he gets no respect for his many duties as Reaper.
- Not So Above It All: He tends to get swept up in Billy and Mandy's antics pretty regularly.
- Odd Friendship:
- He actually manages to bond with Billy quite a bit.
- He and Mandy share a dark and macabre sense of humor, helping them to get along at times.
- Only Sane Man: Despite being an all-powerful supernatural being hanging around a suburban neighborhood, he is much more grounded and stable than every other character.
- Parental Substitute: For Billy. Both of his parents are alive, but his dad is an idiot and his mom is a psychopath, so Billy respects and admires Grim much more than either of them. He cooks and cleans for him and is quite fussy about him doing his homework, but also provides an actually respectful adult male figure in his life. Billy even says in one episode that Grim is his idol, and Grim in turn occasionally displays outright fatherly affection for him.
- Physical God: He's the Grim Reaper, after all, so of course he would possess immortality and great powers.
- Punch-Clock Villain: As he himself once stated, he's just doing his job. He's also very friendly when not doing so. After all he rarely reaps people's souls before it is their time anyway.
- Rage Breaking Point: Normally subservient and kind even when being bossed around, he does have limits though; when he's finally had enough and loses it, even Mandy herself often won't mess with him.
- Reality Warper: With his scythe, he can cause all sorts of things to happen.
- Really 700 Years Old: He was a little kid during the Stone Age.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His Black Cloak is red on the inside.
- Scary Black Man: His voice actor is black.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Depends on the episode, but he'll quite often scream in a high-pitched and feminine voice when he's scared.
- Shipper on Deck: He teasingly ships Billy and Mandy occasionally. In "The Bubble with Billy", he even tries to get Mandy to flirt with Billy to get him to cough up the supernatural gum he swallowed.
- Sinister Scythe: His scythe can do just about anything...except whack the weeds in Skarr's garden.
- Sociopathic Hero: He dosen't like conversing with humans, much less saving them.
- Tragic Villain: Played for Laughs. He didn't become The Grim Reaper by choice, but because his parents wanted him to... sometimes. Afterwards, he became a Person of Mass Destruction. He also softens after the deal with Billy and Mandy.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He is really tall, wears a black cloak, and isn't above making snide remarks toward Billy and Mandy.
- Too Dumb to Live: If he never wagered his own freedom, he wouldn't have to put up with Billy and Mandy. The only thing he would've lost would've been an opportunity to collect a hamster's soul.
- Unexplained Accent: Grim's Jamaican accent. His grandmother also has one, and has a Jamaican look to her to boot.
- Villain Protagonist: A surprisingly downplayed example, since he shows his evil side sporadically and often (but not always) after being provoked.
- Villains Out Shopping: Whenever he isn't ordered to kill someone, he lives a perfectly normal life.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: While his backstory is a bit fluid, "Dad Day Afternoon" presents him as this, desperate to earn the approval of a father who loved country rock music more than him.
- Willfully Weak: Deliberately avoids abusing his powers to prevent causing problems. Unfortunately for him, that's exactly what Billy and Mandy end up doing.
- Would Hurt a Child: He's been shown planning ways of escaping his deal with Billy and Mandy, typically by killing them in unusual ways.
Voiced by: Richard Steven Horvitz
A dim-witted boy who frequently causes problems due to his idiocy. Nonetheless, he's usually the most innocent and happy-go-lucky of the trio.
- Abusive Parent: To his "son", the giant spider, Jeff. (Semi-justified in that Billy is extremely stupid and has an irrational fear of spiders) Billy tries his best to squish Jeff including sending an exterminator to crush him beneath a huge cowboy boot, throwing furniture onto him, and cutting the brake cables in his car.
- Acquainted with Emergency Services: In Season 2 "Educating Grim", when Billy tries to race Grim and Mandy to school, he immediately runs into the school's front sign. Cue Nurse Penbroke walking outside hold first-aid kits looking annoyed. After Billy and Mandy leave school, Billy is already covered in bandages and walking with a crutch. When Nurse Penbroke happily waits outside for Billy, he tells her he's done for today and then she releases an exhausted sigh.Nurse Penbroke: Oh, Billy.
Billy: (cheerfully) Hi, Nurse Penbroke. I can't feel my legs.
- Adorkable: He's so dumb and stupid it's adorable.
- All-Loving Hero: Unless you're a spider or a clown, in which case he'll try to murder you, Billy is surprisingly adept at befriending pretty much everybody, and has succeeded in ending conflicts nonviolently several times.
- Ambiguous Disorder: It's fairly obvious that Billy has genuine mental problems in addition to being extremely stupid, as shown by his bouts of psychotic, murderous rage. He may have inherited this from his mother.
- Ambiguously Jewish: His family apparently celebrates Hanukkah in addition to Christmas, though the way he says it makes it sound like an excuse to get more presents.
- Annoying Laugh: He quite often lets out a ridiculous-sounding laugh.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Billy's three greatest fears are spiders, clowns, and the mailman, with the greatest fear of them all being a spider/clown/mailman hybrid.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: In A Kick in the Asgard, he was such a good fighter that even the likes of Thor and Odin feared him, and is revealed to have became the ruler of Asgard in The Stinger of the episode.
- Ax-Crazy: The disorder thing? Well it can get pretty severe for a clown or a spider (for daring to be different) or for everyone if Billy is in a destructive and hyperactive mood (which he pretty much is all the time) and wields a hammer.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Billy is often the dumbest character on the show, but he has been shown to have bouts of psychotic rage that manage to scare even Mandy.
- Black Bead Eyes: One of the few characters on the show who has eyes represented as black beads.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He can sometimes become an obnoxious pest.
- Bumbling Sidekick: While he has moments of surprising insight or competence, he generally functions as a dim-witted lackey to either Grim or Mandy.
- Butt-Monkey: He gets a lot of physical abuse.
- Chaotic Stupid: When Billy takes Mandy's raw nerve, he gleefully abuses Grim, implying that a lack of courage was the only thing that stopped him from doing so before (unless the nerve also influenced his overall disposition since it was Mandy's). He also has an "inner frat boy" that advises him to beat the crap out of anything he doesn't understand.
- Cheerful Child: He rarely has outbursts of rage, but when he does, his happy attitude goes away really fast.
- Childhood Friends: He's known Mandy since they were toddlers.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He will spout stuff that makes no sense except to him and maybe Irwin.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: In an early episode he dreamed that he made cookie dough out of assorted junk food, then ate it raw because he wasn't allowed to use the oven anymore. He also apparently eats his cereal with chili and makes his waffles with pickles. One episode has him simply put a live turtle between two pieces of bread and proudly proclaim "Now that's-a what I call a sandwich!".
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
- He was able to take on an entire alien fleet by himself, and even Grim and Mandy run from him in fear when he's angry. He's a moron, but he's also very competent badass when he wants to be.
- In "Secret Snake Club", he actually becomes a CIA agent, tracking down a fugitive and exposing Irwin's plans with the macrame club.
- He singlehandedly defeated all of Asgard, Odin and the rest of the pantheon included, and he did it with a smile on his face the entire time.
- He also tried to help Hoss Delgado fight a group of zombies with nothing but a stick. Keyword tried, but he survived unscathed.
- His scheme to steal Mandy's raw nerve was remarkably clever for him: he got Grim's cooperation by pointing out that a cowardly Mandy would be unable to bully him, and got the nerve to allow him to swallow it by bribing it with a burrito that happened to be a combo of its two favorite flavors.
- The Ditz: His IQ is -5, being outperformed in the test by a shovel and two candy bracelets (they got a positive 17).
- Drop the Hammer: His Weapon of Choice is a war hammer, which he is surprisingly skilled at wielding.
- Dumbass Has a Point: Very commonly chimes in to point out the flawed logic in Mandy or Grim's thinking, only to be dismissed as an idiot.
- Dumb Is Good: Played with. While his idiocy gives him a childish innocence that allows him to befriend even the most horrible monsters and act unambiguously heroic much more frequently than the other two, his complete lack of self control and extremely destructive tendencies lead him to be arguably the most dangerous of the three.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even he thinks Fred Fredburger is annoying.
- Expy: Billy is very similar to Ed. Incredibly stupid with hints of mental illness? Check. Extreme Omnivore? Check. Capable of withstanding extreme levels of physical punishment? Check. Red hair? Check. A love of chickens? Check.note A love of ballet dancing? Check. A Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass who, when provoked, becomes an unstoppable engine and destruction that sends people who regularly bully and manipulate him running for their lives? CHECK.
- Extreme Omnivore: He enjoys eating boogers, toenail clippings, and (it's heavily implied) cat and dog poo, the last of which he actually uses as steak sauce.
- Fiery Redhead: He has red hair and can get pretty frightening when he's angry.
- Fluffy Tamer: His specialty is befriending supernatural horrors that help the trio out in a pinch.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine. He's often overly optimistic, good-natured, and will frequently help people that he knows are having problems.
- Friend to All Living Things: Although in the case of spiders, he doesn't love them back.
- Future Badass: In the Big Boogey Adventure. Most notably, in the five minutes of screentime he gets, he almost never says or does a single dumb thing. In fact, he somehow managed to time travel back in time without the use of a nearby inoperable Time Gate. And this is Billy we're talking about. It makes one wonder what did Mandy do to make Billy become this way... Not a dumb thing apart from his last wordsBilly: I should have known it was you all along.
- Gag Nose: Has a bulbous pink nose that is often bruised or even knocked off his face.
- Gasshole. Lampshaded by his mom, his first words were in fact gas attacks.
- He-Man Woman Hater: He insists that Mandy and other girls not be allowed on his baseball team... despite them soundly being better at it than he is. Even having Mindy outperform his team didn't change Billy's mind. Leading to Mandy and Grim discussing whether they should hang lampshade or not. They decide Billy is not worth that trouble.
- Hidden Depths:
- He is shown to dance well, defeat multiple enemies in combat - sometimes without even touching them - and is prone to simple-minded wisdom that actually make a whole lot of sense.
- He's also occasionally surprisingly eloquent for an idiot.
- Despite his immense stupidity, he's perfectly literate.
- Idiot Hero: Far more traditionally heroic than Mandy and Grim, but also much more idiotic and twice as destructive.
- Improbably Low IQ: -5. Again, a shovel and two candy bracelets are smarter than he is.
- Informed Judaism: The Christmas episode states he's Jewish, but it's never brought up again.
- Innocently Insensitive: Whenever he insults Grim, it's mostly when he's acting as Mandy's parrot. On his own, he usually speaks highly of Grim, but also acts like a spoiled and bratty kid.
- Iron Buttmonkey: Suffers a lot of horrific injuries he somehow recovers from to the point that he could be considered The Chew Toy of the show.
- Jerkass Ball: As with Mandy, Billy has his moments of being insensitive and rude, too.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In "Wrath of the Spider Queen" Billy delivers a massive Kick the Dog speech to Jeff where he tries to convey just how much he hates the spider. It was incredibly excessive compared to what triggered it but Billy did raise the point that somehow Jeff still hadn't figured out the depths of just how much Billy hates spiders.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's somewhat insensitive and unempathetic but he does have his kind moments.
- Keet: He's always excited.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Downplayed, while he causes a lot of trouble, it's more often out of his stupidity rather than malice. He generally comes off as well-intentioned and kind.
- Lack of Empathy: Especially apparent when interacting with his "son", Jeff, not noticing or caring that Jeff loves him and only wants his love to be reciprocated.
- Lethally Stupid: Everything Billy does within the show will inevitably result in mass destruction and chaos, especially when magical artifacts like Grim's scythe are involved.
- Like Parent, Like Child: He's both stupid (like his father) and mentally unstable (like his mother).
- Made of Iron: He has suffered many injuries throughout the show's run (several of which result in his skin being torn open) and absolutely none of them were permanent. A few of his injuries involve having his entire face being blown or torn off!
- Major Injury Underreaction: Most of the amusing injuries he sustains, he makes little to no reaction to any of them, which isn't really much of a surprise since he's probably too stupid to realize he got injured.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "desire".
- The Mentally Disturbed: He does the unusual combo of being both moronic and completely insane.
- Morality Pet:
- For Mandy. When she's not bullying him or helping him for her own personal gain, she treats him as a scolding mother would treat her son.
- He's also one to Grim, who seems almost affectionate towards him at times.
- He's one to Mrs. Claus in the Christmas Episode, after apparently being the only person in centuries to offer her any help with her multiple duties at the North Pole (without messing up). In fact, Billy's the one who stops her from taking over the world by appealing to her humanity, and by turning Santa back to normal and getting him to apologize for dumping all the work on her.
- The McCoy: Stupid and impulsive.
- Obliviously Evil: Sure he "abuses" his "son" Jeff despite the latter's attempts to flatter him, but that's only because Billy has irrational and psychotic arachnophobia. Underfist reveals that this was the result of the true antagonist dangling spiders in front of Billy when Bill was a baby For the Evulz.
- Odd Friendship: He's a complete moron whose two closest friends are an obscenely dark and anarchistic girl and the humanoid personification of death.
- One-Man Army: He's occasionally shown to be almost disturbingly powerful when angry, to the point where even Mandy is terrified of him.
- Only Friend: He appears to be the only person Mandy actively hangs out with.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The blue boy to Mandy's pink girl. He wears blue jeans and a shirt with a blue stripe on it, while Mandy wears a pink dress.
- The Pollyanna: One episode has Billy chronicle his daily experience. It's surprisingly depressing. Not that he notices. His life is honestly pretty horrible, but he remains a blissfully oblivious idiot regardless. Somewhat deconstructed in that in the same episode it is shown that Billy is fully aware of how horrible his life is and it bothers him greatly to the point of acting out in an insane fashion or trying to force others to be happy just so they cannot ruin his happiness anymore.
- Rapid-Fire "Yes!": He would often respond with "yeahyeahyeahyeah..." when he's excited.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the red oni to Mandy's blue oni. He is impulsive and emotional while Mandy's responsible and stoic.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: His screams sound girly.
- She's Not My Girlfriend: Says this word by word when Grim assumed such about him and Mandy in the second episode.
- Simple-Minded Wisdom: He makes intelligent observations this more often than he should, making you second guess his stupidity.
- Smarter Than You Look: Make no mistake Billy is genuinely as stupid as he comes across but he's typically more tuned in to things than he appears.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks a lot like his father and grandfather.
- Token Good Teammate: He's the nicest of the trio when compared to Grim and Mandy at least, which admittedly doesn't say much.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: By the end of the show, Billy's become an Epic-Level dumbass.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: His father, paternal aunt, grandfather, and grandmother all have a Gag Nose like him (though in Aunt Sis's case it's not pink). In an episode where he gets stuck in prehistoric times and falls in love with a cavegirl, it's shown in the present that everyone has his nose as a result of being his descendant.
- Unstoppable Rage: When he's in this mode, even Mandy is scared of him. He more or less becomes the most powerful character on the show when in this state, as he always curbstomps his opponent.
- Villain Protagonist: The mildest example of the three, though it must be said that he can be as horrible as Mandy towards Grim and the whole world though in a mindless way. He usually gets a pass due to being mentally stunted and can be harmless when he isn't actively Ax-Crazy. He's also the only one of the three who ever has heroic motivations, though he tends to do more harm than good when acting on them.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Hates spiders with a passion, which creates some rift between him and Jeff, a spider who sees Billy as his father due to hatching his egg.
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle
The polar opposite of Billy; a merciless, cynical and manipulative little girl who frequently abuses Grim's power to get what she wants. She almost never smiles and terrifies almost everyone around her, her parents included. Unlike Billy, she's stable, sane and intelligent.
- The Ace: She's hypercompetent at pretty much everything and has almost the entire universe grovelling at her feet. It makes her plans for world domination all the more terrifying due to how plausible they are.
- Action Girl: She's the most consistently competent in a fight out of the three of them.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She falls in Love at First Sight with a goth artist boy who Billy befriends in "Crushed". Her reaction is surprisingly adorable. The revelation that he's a poser makes her immediately lose interest in him.
- Amoral Attorney: Her Halloween costume in "Grim or Gregory?" was a lawyer with monster hands for "rending human flesh".
- Anime Hair: Her hair sticks up at the back and curls a little, resembling devil horns.
- Anti-Hero: She is this at her best moments, and straight up Villain Protagonist at her worst. Despite technically being one of the good guys, it's all about her and follows Pragmatic Villainy.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite living in a world where supernatural elements are commonplace, and being friends with the Grim Reaper himself, Mandy adamantly refuses to believe in such things as Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
- Badass Normal: She's capable of scaring the crap out of others just by looking at them. That's definitely not something an ordinary little girl without any psychical powers can do.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: A stoic kid who is very sadistic.
- Big Damn Heroes: Despite her goal on world domination, she saved the world multiple times. Only because she wants to conquer the world on her own terms.
- Big Bad: She's the main antagonist in The Grim Adventures Of The Kids Next Door.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has two large eyebrows.
- Bright Is Not Good: She may be the inverted version of a Perky Goth. She wears brightly-colored clothes and has a Gothic and morose personality.
- Captain Obvious: She is often treated as a genius for pointing out the obvious because more than half of the time she is surrounded by blundering fools. An example is her reminding Grim to use his scythe to get them out of a tight spot and him enthusiastically calling it a great idea.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She makes no excuse for her being evil, and absolutely refuses not to be seen as anything but a malevolent being.
- The Comically Serious: She's always overly serious, but is so, in a slapstick and humorous manner.
- Creepy Child: She tricked The Grim Reaper into eternal servitude, using him as her maid and his powers for personal gain, and faces down everything from the Boogeyman to Cthulhu with nothing more than a wry comment. She also never smiles, ever, because doing so would cause the universe to implode. She was also able to take over a large evil brain/alien when it ate her brain.
- Deadpan Snarker: She quite often makes snide remarks about everyone else.
- Death Glare: She has a constant glare which intimidates anyone.
- The Dreaded: Almost everyone get scared of her just by using words, and she has already taken over the world because everyone fears her. This goes even to the point where Grim of all people has nightmares of her.
- Emotionless Girl: She seems to have only three major emotions: Indifference, disgust, and anger. This trope was exaggerated over time thanks to Flanderization. In season 1, she spoke with more emotion in her voice and was far more prone to looking surprised or worried at the strange things she came across. She also smiled at the end of the first episode and the universe didn't fall apart.
- Enfant Terrible: Young enough and psychopathic enough to qualify.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- She wants to rule the world and turn it into a dystopia, but she is not okay with cheating.
- Quite a few of the disturbing and grotesque things that happen to Billy leave her as speechless and horrified as anyone would. Like him growing a sentient growth in "Billy's Growth Spurt", turning into chocolate and eating himself alive in "Chocolate Sailor", and breaking and twisting his own neck in "Order of the Peanuts".
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She does care about Grim and Billy, and once fell in love with a gothic guy (though she wasn't proud of it). She does seem to have a somewhat normal relationship with her parents (even straining herself to tell her dad she loves him for Father's Day while also giving him Grim's services for the day.) While she also does push them around somewhat, she is shown to be very surprised when her parents admit that they're quite scared of her.
- Evil Genius: She's able to manipulate almost every sentient villain and monster for her own gain, and God help you if you dare try to cross her.
- Evil Hero: Played Straight. She's one of the main characters and fights against evil, but she herself is far from being a straight hero.
- From simply an apathetic, snarky kid with a Hair-Trigger Temper and a bossy streak to an emotionless, evil, and totally sadistic psychopath trying to take over the world.
- Her competence was wildly amplified; she went from a smart little girl who could think quick in a pinch to an Evil Genius who not only can pretty much fix or undo anything by just appearing on the scene, but owns everyone apparently.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric. She's task-focused, harsh, and ill-tempered.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: She is rendered immune to the Tooth Fairy's powers by revealing, to his face, that she doesn't believe in him.
- Fluffy the Terrible: She's a tiny little girl in black Mary Jane's who almost always have blonde hair shaped like devil horns and wears pink outfits with flowers on them. She's also the scariest being in the universe.
- Gagging on Your Words: As revealed in "Sickly Sweet," Mandy is such a Jerkass that even something as simple as saying "please" is nearly impossible for her.
- Genius Bruiser: She is a strong Little Miss Badass who is able to battle monsters with ease, and has a notably superior intelligence, being able to understand complex theories of the world and using her wits and and manipulation skills to get her way.
- Goth: General consensus is that she's pretty much a Lone Psycho Goth, albeit one that dresses in an ironic fashion.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Played With. In contrast to her appearance she has a cynical and dark personality befitting a Goth, and does not have any inherent skill at magic, but sporadically gains temporary supernatural and magical powers in episodes.
- Greater-Scope Villain: She's never the main villain barring the KND crossover, but she is responsible for enslaving Grim, leading to pretty much all of the supernatural occurrences in Endsville. And while she always stops them, it is explicitly because she plans on conquering the world herself, which she is shown to have done in the Bad Future.
- Guile Heroine: She can take down foes both mortal and immortal in seconds.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a black headband.
- Hates Being Touched: Do not touch her unless you wish to be bitten or punched.
- Hidden Depths:
- The prospect of living a life of quiet desperation is the only thing that can shake Mandy to her core.
- She seems to actually care for Grim and Billy, as seen in "Big Boogie Adventure" when she was upset when it seemed that Billy may actually have been killed by the Kraken.
- Hijacking Cthulhu:
- In "Little Rock of Horror", a brain-eating alien monster with a familiar singing voice has been spending the whole episode being fed by Billy. When Mandy confronts it, it sucks out her brain.... it painfully dies off and its aura immediately changes to resemble Mandy. Her only explanation is that her brain and mind weretoo "spicy".
- Likewise she does this to the "Delightful Reaper" in the KND crossover when she realizes it was too powerful for Kids Next Door's weaponry and willingly let it assimilate her. Like in the above example, her will takes over the countless others that made up the Delightful Reaper and it takes on her appearance.
- Horned Hairdo: Her hairdo is shaped like a pair of horns, making her look fittingly demonic given her demonic personality.
- Humiliation Conga: The episode "Zip Your Fly!" is a big instant of suffering a series of undignified predicaments for Mandy. After she uses Grim's magical zipper to take her head off, a fly gets in the way when she zips it back. She switches heads with it, having to move with a comically small body. She then gets stuck in fly paper and Harold attempts to flush her down the toilet. She lost half the zipper in garbage and ended up eating an entire junk yard to find it.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: She would never let Billy do any of the things that she does.
- Improbable Weapon User: In the Cartoon Network game "The Fight Before Christmas", she uses a toy hammer, a toy plane, a dollnote , a fistful of marbles and a pan of popcorn as weapons against the evil toys overrunning Santa's workshop.
- Informed Deformity: In My Fair Mandy, a skilled make-over artist was shocked by her appearance, at first mistaking her for an angry tree stump.
- Ironic Name: Her name means "adorable" or "lovable", despite her bitter and cynical attitude.
- Iron Lady: Her ultimate goal in life is "[....] to do something important!" She eventually is elected president of the United States, and in the distant future, will rule the world.
- Jerkass: Develops more and more into being a heartless and unsympathetic jerk after every season. Her beast transformation in "Sickly Sweet" even makes her sound like a literal ass (the animal). Hell, that episode shows that even trying to do anything nice is nearly impossible for Mandy, to the point where she has physical difficulty just trying to say "Please."
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: While she does do heroic actions like saving Billy from himself or whatever Monster of the Week they're up against, as well as saving the whole planet, Mandy will always have a selfish motive in mind no matter what — but...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: ...she is also shown to care about Grim and Billy, having small and rare moments where she's shown to be worried about their well-being. Another proof is that the real reason why she doesn't smile, is because the world would end if she did so.
- Karma Houdini: Rule of Funny usually dictates that she gets off scot-free — but there are a few occasions where she's outwitted and beaten.
- Kick the Dog: She can be incredibly cruel, especially to Grim, Billy, and Irwin.
- As if taking Gregory's Halloween candy in "Grim or Gregory?" wasn't enough, she also admits not to care that she made the kid cry when Billy admonishes her for it.
- Another rather cruel moment from Mandy occurs in "The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Ever", where she reveals to Irwin and Nergal Jr. that she knew they would fight over her and ruin the Valentine's Day school dance and that this was exactly what she wanted to happen, rationalizing that if she can't enjoy Valentine's Day, no one else should.
- Stealing the Golden Nose of Chipotle for her own ends and leaving Grim, Billy, and Harold behind in Mexico in "El Dia de Los Muertos Estupidos".
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Whenever she torments Mindy or Sperg, the harshness of her actions is usually offset by how rude they were being.
- Lack of Empathy: Whatever empathy she has is locked away in the cold dark recesses of her soul.
- Little Miss Badass: Wears pink, is blonde, snarks almost constantly, and makes the Grim Reaper her personal bitch in the first episode.
- Little Miss Snarker: This line pretty much exemplifies it:"Power tools in the dark? Darwin should be paying you two goons royalties."
- Madden Into Misanthropy: It's implied that two things helped complete Mandy's metamorphosis into the cynical tyrant we all know and love: Mindy's inane, meaningless prattle, and having to deal with the perpetually moronic Billy every single day of her life.
- Manipulative Bitch: She manipulated the Grim Reaper, Eris, Hoss, and sometimes even Irwin to do her bidding.
- Noble Demon: She's The Dreaded, brooding, anti-social and occasionally evil but she's also loyal and stays close to her friends, always keeps her word and never cheats.
- The Noseless: She has no nose, but she does have nostrils.
- Not So Stoic: Some things can get under her skin, if rarely. Even she wasn't immune to being called ugly or unattractive.
- Odd Friendship: She willingly hangs out with Billy, despite the two of them being polar opposites.
- Off-Model: She looks decidedly... wrong in Underfist.
- One-Winged Angel: Her future self from the episode "Mandy the Merciless", where she is a giant worm.
- Only Sane Woman: Trades roles with Grim as the most reasonable and rational of the group, depending on the episode.
- Perky Goth: Completely Inverted; she dresses like a standard little girl, but embodies the Lone Psycho Goth stereotype.
- Perpetual Frowner: It's mentioned on more than one occasion that she never smiles; in fact, it's revealed in "My Fair Mandy" that if she does smile, it will cause a Reality-Breaking Paradox.
- Pet the Dog:
- She will occasionally meditate on the possibility that she actually cares about Grim and Billy...but ultimately dismiss the errant thought.
- In "Halls of Time", she seems legitimately horrified at the idea of Irwin being erased from existence.
- Accepting Saliva (in her own way).
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The pink girl to Billy's blue boy. She wears a pink dress, while Billy wears blue jeans and a shirt with a blue stripe.
- Pink Means Feminine: Averted. Mandy usually wears a pink dress, but she isn't that feminine.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Oh she'll help save the world alright, but only because she needs it in pristine condition for when she conquers it herself. In the same vein, she'll always help defeat the Monster of the Week, but only because the world is hers and she won't let anyone else take it from her.
- Psychotic Smirk: By way of Early Installment Weirdness, but before it became a major defining trait of hers that she never smiles, she had a couple evil grins in response to Grim's suffering in "Meet the Reaper" and "Look Alive!".
- Raised by Wolves: Played for laughs. Her parents claim that wolves came to raise her as her own when she was born.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the blue oni to Billy's red oni. She is stoic and responsible while Billy is impulsive and emotional.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Though rarer than with Billy, she's not immune to physical comedy. Whether that's being burned to a crisp by Cerberus in "Mandy Bites Dog", or being covered in snot twice after Grim sneezes on her in "Night of the Living Grim".
- Sociopathic Hero: She enjoys people's pain and is one of the main protagonists.
- The Spock: Intelligent and deadpan.
- The Stoic: She never smiles fully at all. It's for the best.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: She is actually shown to be somewhat caring and even passionate in some episodes despite usually coming off as cold and uncaring.
- Surrounded by Idiots: As seen in Captain Obvious above, she seems the only person with a brain most of the time.
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's a little girl who doesn't take guff from anyone. In fact, almost everyone in the show is afraid of her.
- Token Evil Teammate: The only hero who's more evil than a demon from the underworld.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: For someone so decidedly unfeminine, she has a tendency towards pink and girly things. While there's an underlying hint of irony to it, she seems to legitimately like them.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Mandy became more hostile and disrespectful towards her friends in later seasons.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: She has no positive qualities beyond being intelligent and competent, both of which she uses to make the world a bad place.
- Villains Out Shopping: Whenever she isn't scheming, she's just spending time, with Grim and Billy at their house.
- Villain Protagonist: She's one of the main characters and is so evil that she makes the personification of death look like a nice guy in comparison.
- When She Smiles...she tears the very fabric of time, space, and reality apart. For the sake of humanity, it's better that she doesn't smile. Although in some earlier episodes, this trope is played straight.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In "Attack of the Clowns", both Billy and Grim claim that she's afraid of professional figure skaters, though she denies this, only saying she merely distrusts how they skate.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She may be a real bitch but she's EASILY the smartest character on the show.
- You Go, Girl!:
- Billy wouldn't allow Mandy in his baseball team because she's a girl. Trying to teach him a lesson, she disguised herself as a boy named "Manfred" by donning a baseball cap.
- Billy and Irwin made a racing team and wouldn't allow Mandy in because she's a girl so she started her own team with Grim, who was rejected from Billy and Irwin's for being a skeleton. Pud'n won.
Voiced by: Vanessa MarshallA nerdy boy and a close friend of Billy's. He has a crush on Mandy. Later revealed to have monstrous heritage and becomes a crucial member of Underfist.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Mandy can't stand his crush on her. All of the occasions of her reciprocating his feelings were either due to magical influence or being unconscious.
- Accidental Hero: Him unintentionally suffering all of Mandy's pranks that were meant for Jack in the Halloween special is what ultimately leads to Jack being defeated.
- Adorkable: He's a nerdy boy who desperately tries to look cool and he also comes off as sympathetic due to his relentless suffering.
- Black and Nerdy: Though he's not that smart, he's black and has geeky interests and pastimes.
- Black Best Friend: He's black and Billy's closest friend aside from Mandy.
- Breakout Character: Gets steadily more appearances until becoming the main character of Underfist.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets a lot of punishment along with Billy.
- The Chew Toy: He is pretty much the Kenny variant of this show, as some episodes ended with him getting killed, yet he still comes back for more abuse.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's a mish-mash of various monsters, but is almost always a harmless and obnoxious nerd.
- Dhampyr: At least, he is 1/4 Vampire (his paternal grandpa is Dracula).
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Mandy. She never reciprocates his affections, no matter what he does.
- Eye Glasses: His glasses will sometimes contort to his expression. His eyebrows will also overlap his glasses sometimes.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic. He's a nice guy for the most part and doesn't usually seem to be aware of Mandy's faults.
- Half-Human Hybrid: 1/2 Mummy, 1/4 Vampire, and 22/7 nerd.
- Jerkass Ball: Some episodes have him become really mean when the plot calls for it.
- Jive Turkey: Later episodes have him pepper his sentences heavily with black slang, most notably "yo". This is Played for Laughs, as it is incongruous with his otherwise nerdy appearance and behavior.
- Mad Love: Keeps a huge crush on Mandy, no matter how many times she rejects him.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He's Dracula's grandson and aside from the traditional vampire powers has also demonstrated being able to fire energy blasts.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red near the end in Underfist. And that's when Bun-Bun realized he was screwed.
- Stalker Shrine: In "Billy and Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween", it is shown that he has a shrine where hundreds of Mandy's eyes glare at him. It is one of the most disturbing things in the special.
- Stalker With a Crush: To Mandy. He's hopelessly in love with her and doesn't let anything stop him from following her around and trying to get close to her.
- Straw Loser: He makes Billy seem cool in comparison. Even after we learn about all of his monster heritage, he still comes off as a useless loser (until Underfist anyway).
- Super Power Lottery: Irwin's being a Half-Human Hybrid has given him several powers in Underfist such as: Flight, Hand Blast (called Mummy's Curse), Mummy Wrap, Super Strength and Voluntary Shapeshifting.
- They Killed Kenny Again: Has a fairly high tendency of dying whenever he appears, but always comes back.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Underfist, he becomes more competent and is no longer a Butt-Monkey.
- Used to Be a Sweet Child: Inverted, believe it or not. In "Heartburn", Billy and Mandy play around with Grim's camera that shows the true self of the person on the film. Irwin's heart reveals to be half good like Billy's and half evil like Mandy's, and when questioned, he admits he was an Enfant Terrible at birth before his dad turned him around.
- Verbal Tic: ...yo. Seems inherited; as his dad calls people "dude", and his grandmama calls her loved ones "baby".
- Vocal Evolution: In his earliest appearances, Irwin's voice was stuffier and he had a slight lisp. Eventually, his voice became a bit more clear, but still kept a unique sound.
- With Friends Like These...: He's a pretty unreliable friend to Billy, to the point where he almost seems to hang out with him exclusively to be around Mandy. Billy's not that great of a friend to him either; he once stopped Sperg from giving Irwin a wedgie... So that Billy could do it for him.
- Yandere: When he got the scythe in "Scythe for Sale", his first thought was to use it to brainwash Mandy and go on a forced date.
Voiced by: Richard Steven HorvitzBilly's father and Gladys' husband.
- Abusive Parents: Surprisingly, depending on the episode, he qualifies as this much more than his wife. Because of his lack of any maturity or intelligence, he's often incapable of behaving anywhere close to a proper parent and is more like his equal mentally. He is capable of childishly mocking his son, for playing with the dinosaur toys in Toys will be Toys and is even dense enough, to bully his son and ask for his lunch money in The crass Unicorn.
- Autocannibalism: In "Super Zero", while picking his nose, he pulled his own brain out through his nose and proceeded to eat it.
- Bumbling Dad: Like his son, he often doesn't care about anything and has a small IQ.
- Closer to Earth: While he is dumber than Gladys, he is not as prone to fits of nervousness like she is and is quite relaxed around Grim.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A former Navy SEAL, according to "Dream Mutt".
- The Ditz: Billy got more than just his looks. This applies even before he Took a Level in Dumbass considering he didn't seem to notice that Grim was actually the Grim Reaper!
- Fat Idiot: He's obese and while not a stupid as his son, he's close.
- Flanderization: He actually didn't seem that stupid early on, just lazy and apathetic to the fact that his son was friends with the Grim Reaper. By later episodes, he's almost as dumb as Billy.
- Happily Married: He and Gladys are clearly happy together.
- Hidden Depths: In his youth, he was apparently smart enough to get accepted into Harvard University. Too bad his acceptance letters were stolen by a sentient tree He was also a Navy SEAL at some point, as well as a world-class ballet dancer.
- Mr. Vice Guy: He's overall a decent guy, even if he's disgusting and rather stupid.
- Never Learned to Read: Admits to being illiterate in "Billy Idiot".
- Noodle Incident: It is shown in "Here Thar Be Dwarves" that he once dressed up like Sasquatch, kidnapped Billy and did something to him that left him with "emotional scars". This might explain why his wife thinks she's had an affair with Sasquatch too.
- Only Sane Man: In the early episodes, before the above mentioned Flanderization, he was this compared to his wife and son.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the blue oni (more reasonable and grounded) to Gladys' red (prone to irrational fits).
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's an older, fatter Billy with a pompadour. A flashback in "Billy Idiot" shows that he also bears a resemblance to his own father.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Starts out as seeming reasonably intelligent, but eventually becomes much dumber.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: His wife is considered quite attractive by some while he looks almost exactly like an older, fatter version of Billy.
Voiced by: Jennifer HaleBilly's mother and Harold's wife.
- Ambiguous Disorder: She's implied to be the source of Billy's psychopathic outbursts.Harold: Did someone forget to take their medicine today?
- Anger Born of Worry: Her angry side was born from her worry of Grim, and she learned to not fear him, but destroy him.
- Doting Parent: She is a caring but overprotective mother to Billy.
- Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and when angered can even make Grim run away in terror.
- Happily Married: She and Harold are happy together.
- Mama Bear: Mostly in the earlier seasons. If she considers you a danger to Billy, she will do everything in her power to make sure you stay as far away from him as possible. It's one of the main reasons why she hates Grim so much, and wants him out of her house.Gladys: (after beating Grim over the head with a mop) STAY AWAY FROM MY BABY!!! He's allergic to the undead!
- Noodle Incident: Apparently, Gladys has had some sort of...less than wholesome liaison with Sasquatch, which is referenced in "Bearded Billy", wherein Billy grows a whole lot of hair and Gladys mistakes him for Sasquatch. Though given that "Here Thar Be Dwarves" had a flashback of her husband dressing as Sasquatch and kidnapping their son while on a picnic, it's possible that it was actually Harold in disguise.Gladys: (attacking Billy thinking he's Sasquatch) I TOLD YOU IT IS OVER BETWEEN US!
- Properly Paranoid: With all the dangerous things that happen when they're together, it's no wonder she worries about her son being with Grim.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Harold's blue oni. She's often more emotional and hot-blooded than her husband.
- Self-Serving Memory: She remembers the circumstances that led her to leave a little differently than they actually happened.note
- Stepford Smiler: Type 3. She tries to maintain a sense of normalcy and care for her family, but is always close to going over the edge because of Billy's antics. That smile ends up being frozen and forced much of the time as a result.
- Super OCD: She goes nuts when things are out of order or untidy.
- Twitchy Eye: Her eye twitches whenever something goes wrong or the supernatural happens.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She is considered quite attractive by some, while Billy's dad, Harold, looks almost exactly like an older, fatter version of Billy.
- Women Are Wiser: Subverted. While smarter than her husband, she's also mentally unstable and prone to fits of homicidal rage (which she passed to her son.)
- A Day in the Limelight: "Scary Poppins" explores their relationship with Mandy.
- Good Parents: For the most part. They love and take care of Mandy despite the horrible treatment they receive.
- Out of Focus: They're utilized considerably less than Billy's parents. In a deleted scene, they explain they're rarely in episodes because they're afraid of Mandy.
- Pushover Parents: They cave into Mandy's desires. Part of the reason is because they fear her, but it's implied she has some kind of supernatural control over them.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Not as extreme as Harold and Gladys. Phillip would be average looking guy if it wasn't for his big nose, while Claire is attractive.
Voiced by: Diedrich BaderA spectral exterminator who frequently encounters Grim, Billy and Mandy in his various exploits, and briefly dates Eris, Goddess of Chaos. Later becomes part of the Underfist team, albeit reluctantly at first.
- Accidental Misnaming: In Underfist, he keeps getting Irwin's name wrong. He calls him "Irving", "Urkel", and "Ivan". He correctly calls him "Irwin" while saving him from the giant pumpkin-headed candy monster.
- Art Evolution: He's noticeably older looking in Underfist, sporting a beer gut and streaks of grey in his hair. He's also even larger than before and has a chainsaw leg.
- Anti-Hero: He believes that all monsters are a threat, which causes him to murder any monster he ever sees, even innocent and harmless ones.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: His name is a pretty good indicator of his outrageous badassery.
- Basement-Dweller: Underfist has him still living with his mother.
- Big Brother Mentor: Acts as a rather half-assed mentor and big brother figure to Billy in a few episodes, and Irwin in others.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a tad eccentric and not very bright, but he is a damn good spectral exterminator.
- Characterization Marches On: He's presented as a bit of an incompetent buffoon in his first appearance. In all of his following ones he is shown to be extremely competent at his job, with most of his humor being derived instead from his excessive and ridiculous monologues.
- The Comically Serious: His lines are almost always ridiculous, but delivered in a completely serious Badass Baritone."I've been bitten by ghosts, haunted by mome raths and slapped by vampires... I think I've earned a free hotdog.""Are you stepping in my cornflakes? I'll tell you something about stepping on someone's cornflakes... it's a weird way to eat cornflakes"
- Dating Catwoman: His relationship with Eris, given that he hunts supernatural creatures and she is the Goddess of Chaos.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Parodied. He has an exceedingly long and convoluted one that is also ridiculously lame, involving wetting the bed till he was 35, being raised as a girl for most of his childhood, poking his eye out after running with scissors and getting constantly one upped by a traffic cone.
- Dumb Muscle: He's far from the brightest bulb, but is an excellent fighter.
- Dub Name Change: From Hoss Delgado to Rene Gado in the Latin American dub, a Punny Name of Renegado (renegade).
- Empowered Badass Normal: He replaced his own hand with an Iron fist that can turn to all sorts of weapons from a gun to a chainsaw. He also replaced his leg with a chainsaw in Underfist.
- Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch.
- Expy: He's based on Snake Plissken and Ash.
- Freudian Excuse: In Underfist, he eventually confesses to Irwin that his intense hatred of monsters comes from being scared by a monster in his closet when he was a kid. Said monster was actually Bun Bun in a witch costume.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Despite his hatred of Grim, he's perfectly willing to pal around with him when the situation calls for it.
- Good Is Not Nice: He is seemingly the only person in the world who fights supernatural threats besides the main trio, who are more often than not the cause of them, but mercilessly hunts even harmless ones like Jeff and Fred and tends to act like an indifferent jerk to other people. This changes after Irwin saves his life in Underfist, making Hoss realize that there are some good monsters after all.
- Hammerspace: Where he keeps all the random attachments for his hand (his chainsaw, goo cannon, crossbow that fires a chainsaw).
- Hero Antagonist: It varies. His hatred of Grim puts him at odds with the trio on occasion, but he can be an ally just as frequently, if not more.
- Hidden Depths: Despite being a powerful tough guy, one of his favorite things is Pat the Baker, a simplistic baking video game that is also Billy's favorite game. According to him, he never leaves home without it and he and Billy bond over playing it at the end of an episode.
- Hunk: According to Eris. He's so obscenely muscular and hairy that he can be easily mistaken for bigfoot when shirtless.
- Narcissist: He's pretty self-absorbed, to the point where his debut has him trying to justify a reason for a random street vendor to give him a free hot dog.
- One-Man Army: Generally has an easy time taking out hordes of supernatural monsters, though he has quite a bit more trouble dealing with Eris.
- Perma-Stubble: Pretty much a given that he'd always have a five-o'clock shadow, considering who he's based on.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When he isn't belting out complicated and bizarre metaphors that don't apply to the situation, he's delivering really campy one liners.
- Sour Supporter: Did not want to be part of Underfist, but President Mandy ordered him; by the end, he's warmed up to the idea.
- Swiss Army Appendage: His cyborg hand (it was outright called his "Swiss Army Hand" in his video game profile). It can transform into a variety of things, ranging from a chainsaw-firing crossbow to a nose-shaped detector to a bouquet of flowers.
- Tank Goodness: His giant fist-and-arm shaped tank which provides Fred Fredburger the idea for the Underfist team. It later gains a blue-and-yellow paint job, but got wrecked by one of Bun-Bun's rotten gems.
- The Stoic: Most of the time, he's serious and unemotional.
- Tragic Hero: His gruesome experiences with monsters has caused him to attempt to destroy every monster he sees, even harmless ones. This often gets him to become a Hero Antagonist.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the past. He used to be a loser like Irwin, until he became the Hoss we know. Within the show itself, he's portrayed as being incompetent in his first episode and hypercompetent in all of his following ones.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: He was never particularly smart, but Underfist takes his lack of intelligence a step further.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His upper body becomes bigger and bigger while his legs become tinier. By Underfist he's obscenely beefy and supported by two tiny tooth pick legs.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: He's a spectral exterminator, hunting monsters for a living. The problem being that not all of them are bad; Grim, for instance. He even took out a bunch of lawyers because he said they weren't human. Even after he retired from his profession, he still holds some prejudices towards monsters. In Underfist, he refuses to let Jeff and Fred Fredburger come with him to the Underworld because he doesn't work with monsters (or "one-eyed weirdos", in Skarr's case). He also hesitates in joining Underfist because of this. There's also his fights with Irwin, and the fact he tried to kill Irwin once he found out he was a vampire and a mummy.
- The Worf Effect: Very present throughout Underfist, where he keeps getting his ass kicked in spite of all the previous times he's proved to be able to hold his own against any manner of supernatural creature.
Voiced by: Armin ShimermanHector Con Carne's ex-paramilitary commander. He moved to Endsville after Con Carne's organization shut down, and became Billy's neighbor (much to his distress) and an avid gardener. Later joins the Underfist team.
- Anti-Hero: In "Underfist", he is the Unscrupulous Hero. He does join the others in forming the titular team, but is still not completely a good guy.
- Badass Beard: In "Underfist", he has a goatee.
- Bald of Evil: As a parody of a paramilitary general, he has no hair on his head. And he doesn't mind it, he cared more about his bald chest.
- Berserk Button: In the name of all that is good, do not mess with his garden.
- Born Unlucky: Even ignoring his wimpiness and stupidity he tends to have such terrible luck that he can never establish himself as a genuine threat.
- Butt-Monkey: He suffers too many misfortunes to take seriously, yet he's too mean to really pity.
- Dub Name Change: He is named General Ernecio in the Latin American dub.
- Fake Defector: Pretends to betray the other heroes and side with Bun-Bun in Underfist.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Gains a handlebar moustache and a goatee in Underfist.
- Meaningful Name: He has a scar on one of his eyes.
- The Neidermeyer/The Starscream: Was an unstable and disloyal subordinate back when he worked for Hector Con Carne. He exploited the trope in Underfist.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Is often seen gardening his front yard happily.
- Scars Are Forever: Skarr will be around fitting right into his name forever.
- Sissy Villain: A megalomaniac who knows his way around an attractive garden.
- Transplant: The only Evil Con Carne character to get elevated to recurring status here.
Voiced by: Rachael MacFarlaneAn obnoxious and snobby girl from Billy and Mandy's school that is obsessed with proving her worth to Mandy, who doesn't care for her.
- Adorkable: Surprisingly showed some traits of this in "Wrath of the Spider-Queen" and "Underfist", like acting giddy after defeating spiders with her bare hands or randomly breaking out into an air guitar solo of a song she just sang.
- Alpha Bitch: A much younger Alpha Bitch, as well as an incredibly obsessive one. For example, she loses her head cheerleader position to Mandy (who just shouts the game plans to the team) and, after consulting the "patron saint of cheerleading" (a trophy she thinks is talking), decides the best solution is to incapacitate her in some way in the middle of a match, or, failing that, blow her up. If she sees Mandy with anyone aside from Billy or Irwin or the like, she walks up to them, puts on an obscenely perky face, and says "You're my best friend!"
- Asshole Victim: Thankfully, she's also one of the show's regular victims of whatever supernatural power is at hand in the episode.
- Bratty Half-Pint: She's definitely a rude and insufferable kid.
- Disproportionate Retribution: When Mindy first moved in Endsville, Mandy actually tried being nice to her because she looked alone. She quickly regretted it hearing her chatterbox antics and told her to shut up. Mindy didn't take it well, and had became her obnoxious rival ever since.
- Evil Redhead: She has ginger colored hair and is a nasty, downright obnoxious Alpha Bitch.
- Foil: To her rival Mandy. They have similar names and both of them are mean and rude, but otherwise they are complete opposites: Mindy is a Genki Girl in contrast to Mandy's Emotionless Girl; Mindy is shallow, spoiled, and stupid while Mandy is dark, cynical, and intelligent.
- Genki Girl: A rare evil variant of a girl who's hyper.
- Heel–Face Turn: At the end of "Underfist", she turns against Bun Bun and decides to stop being evil.
- Jerkass: She constantly torments Mandy in a verbal manner (In fact, her catchphrase is "LOSER!") and taking it all in stride.
- Licked by the Dog: A subversion in one episode in which this literally happens and she responds by acting even worse than usual!
- Popular Is Dumb: Demonstrated in "Wishbones".Mindy: But as beautiful and popular as I am, I bet there are some people who've never even heard of me: people in countries like Paris or Toronto, or in cities like Africa.
- Rich Bitch: She is the evil, rich and spoiled queen bee of the school.
- The Rival: She is frequently a rival to Mandy
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Is almost always seen in her school clothes even before the school adopted uniforms even in the later seasons.
- Smart Ball: Her intelligence fluctuates from being almost as cunning and manipulative as Mandy to being a complete airhead.
- Took a Level in Badass: Twice in a row she's become more competent and dangerous; in both "Wrath of the Spider Queen" and "Underfist".
- Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of both "Wrath of the Spider Queen" and "Underfist".
- Villain Song: She sings "Trick-or-Treater Eaters" in "Underfist" while whipping up a brew to make the candy monsters stronger.
- We Used to Be Friends: Was best friends with Mandy in kindergarten, until Mandy got sick of how much she talked and stopped hanging out with her.
Voiced by: Jane CarrA classmate of Billy and Mandy's, Pud'n is a very sensitive young boy who is constantly picked on by Sperg.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He got into an epic struggle with a demon rabbit and causes an explosion by squirting the custard out of two éclairs, and he once viciously beat up General Skarr when he thought Skarr was responsible for turning all his neighborhood rabbit friends into monsters.
- Butt-Monkey: It's very common for him to get hurt or humiliated.
- Brown Bag Mask: He wears one while competing in a go-kart race with the other kids. He miraculously wins, despite his go-kart being nothing more than a simple red wagon. Mandy ends up unmasking him, and he starts crying like a baby when he sees everyone cheering for him.
- Dub Name Change: His name is changed to Pecas in the Latin American dub.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's weak, seems completely non-aggressive, loves fluffy pink bunnies, and cries at the drop of a hat.
- Kiddie Kid: The most stereotypically childish of the child characters. He likes cute things and often cries like a baby when things go bad for him.
- Raised by Wolves: In one episode, Billy asks what Pud'n is doing outside so late at night, only for Pud'n to show that he was raised by wolves, and they live outside. The wolves are watching television and one politely waves at Billy, telling him good evening.
Voiced by: Greg EaglesThe local bully, who constantly bullies Billy, Irwin, Pud'n, and other kids to no end.
- Berserk Button: Don't talk bad about his mom, especially if it causes her to cry right in front of him.
- The Bully: He is often seen tormenting Billy, Irwin, or other kids.
- Dub Name Change: He is called Valente in the Latin American dub.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's very defensive of his mother.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Saves the world from alien invaders by using the explosive chip in his head. He manages to bully people without a head.
- Jerkass: He's very mean to most kids, but primarily to Billy, Irwin and Pud'n.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In "Billy and Mandy Moon the Moon", he gets a bomb planted in his skull that explodes in a day's time...all while Billy whomps the other aliens mercilessly. What does Sperg do? Make his way to the control room, where he eventually detonates, blasting the alien ship out of the sky.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He loved to sing showtunes. In "Tricycle of Terror," he expresses a desire to be on Broadway.
Voiced by: Grey DeLisleHarold's sister and Billy's Aunt, who later marries and starts a family with Nergal at the center of the Earth.
- Ascended Extra: She first appeared at the end of the episode with Grim's first encounter with Gladys, taking her away from home, only to later had her own focus episode and later marrying Nergal.
- The Cameo: She is briefly seen on a picnic with her husband and son in Underfist.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Her real name is never given. She's named by her relation to Billy's family. She's Billy's aunt and Harold's sister.
- Gag Nose: Her nose is as big as Billy's and Harold's noses.
- Happily Married: She ends up marrying Nergal and having a son with him.
- Maiden Aunt: Before marrying Nergal. Gladys explicitly calls her a spinster when explaining to a curious Billy as to why she "ain't got nobody". Played for Laughs in that she met her true love during a dance contest, and he left her once the contest was over. Gladys explains this was the "Greatest four and a half minutes of her life"
- Black and Nerdy: Like his son, he's a black geek.
- Black Best Friend: He is black and Harold's best friend, much like the relationship between their own sons.
- Boy Meets Ghoul: He married and had a child with an undead mummy.
- Dhampyr: As Dracula is his father, he's half-vampire.
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: Dick is an average looking guy, while his wife is a mummified corpse.
- Translator Buddy: He interprets what his wife says in "King Tooten Pooten".
- Verbal Tic: Tends to end his sentences with "Dude!".
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: The short "Hate in an Elevator" had her become an amazingly embarrassing grandparent by telling humiliating stories about her grandson to Mandy while the three of them were stuck in an elevator. Once they're free, she continues to embarrass her grandson by telling the stories to the news crew that interviews them about their time stuck in the elevator.
- Badass Grandma: You qualify as this if you're able to get Dracula, your husband to shut up and just eat their dinner.
- Cool Old Lady: Unlike many of the adults on the show, she's more competent.
- Curbstomp Battle: Delivered a one-sided beating to Principal Goodbling.
- Fourth Date Marriage: With Dracula. A few steps less than fourth date actually. More like getting married after having just met.
- I Was Quite The Looker: She was much prettier and attractive in her younger years.
- Third-Person Person: She occasionally addresses herself as "Grandmama".
Voiced by: Renee RaudmanThe teacher of Billy and Mandy's class in Endsville Elementary. She is very apathetic towards teaching, only doing her job for a paycheck and is often seen sleeping in class.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: She gets kidnappped by Fred Flintstone in "Modern Primitves", which causes her to demand that he marry her and give her 2.5 kids.
- Apathetic Teacher: Doesn't give a lick about her job.
- Asshole Victim: in "Substitute Teacher" she lets Sperg bully Nergal Junior. Nobody feels sorry for her when Junior kidnaps her and ties her to the ceiling
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She wears a pair of glasses and is a selfish, callous person.
Voiced by: Chris CoxThe principal of Endsville Elementary and kind of a wuss.
- Butt-Monkey: Yet another character on the show who tends to suffer misfortunes on a frequent basis.
- Dodgy Toupee: In "Guess What's Coming to Dinner", his hair is revealed to be a wig. Hoss even comments on how obvious it is he's wearing a hairpiece before it comes off.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He sounds remarkably like Paul Lynde.
Voiced by: Rachael MacFarlaneThe goddess of chaos. She possesses the powerful Apple of Discord, a golden apple which can transform into any shape to perpetuate chaos. Grim used to have a crush on her during earlier episodes, but later changes his mind, claiming her to be a "psychopath". She is also in love with Hoss Delgado, who reciprocates but finds her to be too dangerous.
- Alpha Bitch: Gave off the vibe of being stuck-up and rude in her debut episode.
- Art Evolution: She looks quite a bit different in her second appearance. She looks different again in her third.
- Artifact of Doom: The Apple of Discord, a golden apple which can transform into any shape to perpetuate chaos (though Billy calls it a "magic banana").
- Bare Your Midriff: Her attire leaves her navel uncovered.
- Big Bad: In just about every episode she plays a major part in, she is the main villain.
- Characterization Marches On: She went from a flighty valley girl to a more insane trickster with a British accent.
- Evil Brit: She has a British accent and is one of the show's main antagonists.
- Evil Mentor: Frequently uses Mandy as an agent for spreading chaos, though she always does it in secret after her first episode. She attempts to do the same with Billy at one point, only to find that he's too chaotic and unpredictable to manipulate effectively.
- For the Evulz: She's the Goddess of Chaos, which pretty much means it's her job to screw with the lives of mortals for fun.
- Hot Goddess: Pretty attractive, and many characters, including Grim during "puberty", has showed interest in her.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: She has a curvaceous and beautiful body.
- Jerkass Gods: Lives solely to cause chaos and destruction.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Her schemes often end up biting her in the behind.
- Literal Split Personality: Word of God confirmed if Underfist had gone to series, Eris would split herself into two different versions of herself (a good version and an evil version) after being heartbroken from her break up with Hoss Delgado as the two versions attempt to win back Hoss's love each in their own crazy and chaotic ways. You can see them during the closing credits.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's a curvy woman in a revealing outfit.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her appearance and personality are based on Madonna.
- Physical God: While she generally relies on her apple to cause chaos, she is shown capable of doing essentially anything on her own, but simply chooses not to because it's more fun to watch chaos unfold rather than cause it herself.
- Reality Warper: The ability to alter reality and make impossible things happen comes with the territory of being an evil chaos goddess.
- Trickster: Lives to screw with humanity.
- Valley Girl: In her debut appearance. Eris's accent turning from a Valley Girl accent to a British accent may be a reference to Madonna, who started speaking in a British accent later on in her music career.
- We Can Rule Together: Offered it to Mandy in one episode. Mandy considered it but when told she'd be the "second most powerful person in the world", she promptly refused.
- Woman in White: Wears a completely white toga and is one of the most prominent characters in the series.
- Yandere: Her reaction to being dumped by Hoss? Turn into a giant bug and eat him.
Voiced by: Fred WillardAn old arch-enemy of Grim's since middle school, and a former school bully, Boogey played pranks on Grim throughout his school career. Boogey is, in fact, the Boogeyman himself, and can shapeshift in order to scare people.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He blames his inability to scare children on TV, video games, and the tuba.
- Big Bad: He is the main villain in Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure (interviews with Maxwell stated that Wrath of Khan was what inspired him to use him since he appeared in only one episode). He was also indirectly responsible for the events in Wrath of the Spider Queen.
- Faux Affably Evil: He often acts warm and friendly, but is really nothing more than an egotistical jerk and bully.
- Humiliation Conga: The climax of Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure has him suffer a string of humiliating misfortunes, capped off with a dog peeing on him. It is so too much for him that the epilogue states that he got completely traumatized for life.
- Jaded Washout: He tends to boast he used to be way scarier than Grim in their middle school years, but nowadays he is just a second-rate monster that can't even scare one single child (except for Billy and Mandy's friend, Irwin).
- Jerkass: He is also unpleasant on a personal level, as he treats all other characters like dirt.
- Lack of Empathy: Empathy is a completely foreign concept for him. He enjoyed humiliating Grim as a kid and as an adult he sees everyone else as a potential victim to break mentally in order to cower before him.
- Lean and Mean: He's skinny and really unpleasant.
- Pirate: He dresses as a pirate in Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure.
- The Rival: He has a rivalry with Grim.
- Sinister Schnoz: He has a big pointy nose and is one of the bad guys.
- Smug Snake: He's self-absorbed and thinks he's better than everyone else.
- Villainous Breakdown: After the aforementioned Humiliation Conga, he's so shaken that he lives in fear for the rest of his life.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Boogie's worst fear is people not finding him scary.
- Would Hurt a Child: Granted the kids he hurts onscreen are far from saints, but he doesn't care about that, he is fine with trapping, mind-raping, throwing into lava and enslaving them, because in his own words he really doesn't like children.
Voiced by: David Warner, later Martin JarvisA black-skinned supernatural being with green eyes who wears a business suit. He has the ability to shapeshift, with which he can create several tentacles from his back that can electrocute his victims or turn them into beings looking like himself. What Nergal desires most is having friends, once stating that it is quite lonely in the center of the world. However, he gets better once he starts a family.
- Affably Evil: He's generally polite, even around his victims.
- Anti-Villain: He merely wants friends and doesn't understand how to achieve it, while still respecting their wishes and limits. When he feels accepted he is pretty nice.
- Beneath the Earth: He lives in the Earth's core.
- The Cameo: Underfist features a brief scene where he's on a picnic with his wife and son.
- Character Development: Starts off as an Anti-Villain, but ends up becoming a friendly member of Billy's extended family who usually means no harm. This primarily came after he began a family of his own.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: "Son, it's not about you liking a girl, or a girl liking you. What's important is that she can never get away from you."
- Combat Tentacles: He can sprout tentacles from his back to fight.
- Demoted to Extra: After marrying Aunt Sis, he didn't have any more episodes focusing on him, but instead of his son, Nergal Jr, and his quest for finding friends was quietly put down. It wasn't until the last season where he would get an episode selling pizzas.
- Dub Name Change: To Orco (Orc) in the Latin American dub.
- Eldritch Abomination: He's a black creature from the center of the earth with electric tentacles (some of which have mouths), removable organs and the ability to turn people into members of his kind.
- Evil Brit: He's a dark supernatural being who has a British accent. It helps that both of his voice actors were British.
- Good Parents: He does his best to be a good father to Junior.
- Happily Married: He ends up marrying Aunt Sis and having a son with her.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: His longing for friendship is Played for Laughs thanks to his mental immaturity, melodramatic behaviour and social ineptitude.
- Interspecies Romance: With Billy's Aunt Sis, since he's a supernatural being and she's a human.
- Large Ham: He was originally voiced by David Warner, this comes with the territory. Toned down a bit after Martin Jarvis took over.
- Shock and Awe: Can electrocute people with his tentacles.
- Shout-Out: He is a reference to a Mesopotamian deity of the same name.
- Stalker Without a Crush: He wanted Billy and Mandy to be his friends long before he was officially introduced to them.
- Yandere: He is not good with rejection.
Voiced by: Debi DerryberryThe son of Nergal and Billy's aunt Sis. As a result, he is Billy's first cousin.
- Ascended Extra: He became a reccuring character thanks to being on the same school as Billy and Mandy, and would be the protagonist of his own episodes, moreso than his father. From a meta point of view, is justified, as Nergal Jr was more relatable with the audience than his father was.
- Adorkable: Generally comes off as a fairly sweet, awkward kid when not violently attacking others.
- Beneath the Earth: Like his father, he lives at the Earth's very core.
- Berserk Button: Do not call him a freak or say he's hideous. Seriously, just don't.
- The Cameo: Underfist features a brief scene of him on a picnic with his parents. He's the only one of the three who doesn't have lines.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: He often has a creepy-looking and mischievous grin.
- Combat Tentacles: He's Nergal's son after all, so of course he'd inherit being able to sprout tentacles.
- Creepy Child: He is able to turn into almost anything and is extremely creepy. His true form (although it's rarely seen) is very horrid to see.
- Cute Monster Boy: An adorable and dorky boy who happens to be a demon spawn. Unlike Irwin (who is also this), he's also kind of creepy.
- Dub Name Change: To Orquito (Little Orc) in the Latin American dub, following his father translated name.
- Eldritch Abomination: Even more so than his father; he can shapeshift, walk through walls, spawn bat-like imps from his body and freeze people in supernatural stasis.
- Eye Glasses: Just like Irwin, Junior's eyeglasses change shape depending on his expression.
- Glamour Failure: No matter what form he uses, he keeps his glasses, yellow eyes, sharp yellow teeth, and green tongue.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half human, half demonic entity or whatever Nergal is (Jr could count as a demigod if one believes Nergal is the Mesopotamian god he's named after)
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Unlike his dad, not played for laughs... at first.
- Loners Are Freaks: "Freak" is pretty much his nickname, but also his Berserk Button.
- Nice Guy: One of the kinder characters on the show, but also a severe Yandere for friendship.
- One-Winged Angel: His true form, which is so grotesque and deformed that it's rarely, if ever, seen onscreen.
- Only Friend: Billy is the only character who treats him like a person, though even he immediately freaks out upon seeing his true form.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: The form of the first kid he tried to befriend (and subsequently did away with when he was rejected).
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change into different people.
- Yandere: Initially portrayed as violently attacking anyone who mistreated him, but becomes somewhat more passive in later episodes.
Jeff the Spider
Voiced by: Maxwell AtomsA man-sized spider that Billy hatched from an egg who quickly imprinted on Billy. Later tried to "grow up", with mixed results, and joined Underfist.
- Adorkable: A Giant Spider with a heart of gold and no desire beyond to be loved by his adopted father, Billy.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As seen in "Spider's Little Daddy", and to a lesser extent Underfist.
- Giant Spider: He's a spider the size of a man.
- Growing Up Sucks: He and Fred realize the downsides of being an adult in Underfist.
- Mr. Seahorse: He's able to reproduce asexually. It's unknown if this is a trait of all Underworld spiders of if it's entirely unique to Jeff.
- Nice Guy: Jeff is described by Mandy as being both "too nice" and "basically insane".
- Selective Obliviousness: He seems completely incapable of understanding that Billy hates spiders, including Jeff himself, to the point of madness, despite the fact that Billy regularly beats him with anything he can get his hands on.
- Those Two Guys: He is paired with Fred in Underfist, which is strange considering the two had no interaction before that.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His only real goal in life is to really have Billy love him like a son. Of course, when your dad is violently terrified of you, that isn't going to be easy.
Voiced by: C.H. GreenblattA dimwitted, pale green, bipedal furry otherworldly creature resembling an elephant with stubby horns and the tail of a devil. Ends up forming Underfist just via a drawing.
- Alliterative Name: His first and last name both being with the letter F.
- Breakout Character: Maxwell Atoms even referred to him as such.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Is primarily fond of nachos and spelling his own name "real good".
- The Ditz: Even Billy is smarter than him and that REALLY says something.
- Dub Name Change: He is named Fredogodofredo in the Latin American dub.
- Dumbass Has a Point: His original idea for the Underfist team is originally dismissed by Skarr as "childish nonsense", but Jeff saw potential in the idea- that Earth needs defenders from all the threats the Underworld spews out.
- Growing Up Sucks: He and Jeff realize the downsides of being adults in Underfist.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He becomes the Lord of Horror in the Bad Future.
- Keet: He's a hyperactive, elephant-like monster.
- Momma's Boy: He lives with his 'mama'.
- The Pollyanna: He has a positive and cheerful outlook on life regardless of what happens to him.
- Potty Emergency: "I HAVE! TO MAKE! POO-POO!"
- Those Two Guys: He is paired with Jeff the spider in Underfist.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He really likes to eat nachos and frozen yogurt, yes!
- Verbal Tic: Has a tendency to say "Yes!"
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He wanted eternal life so that he could continue playing tricks on the people of Endsville forever. He got his wish and is subsequently forced to remain isolated in his cottage for eternity after Grim decapitates him as punishment for tricking him, only able to leave once a year on Halloween to pull his tricks.
- Big Bad: He is the main villain in "Billy and Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween".
- The Cameo: Subverted. He doesn't get screen time or lines, per se, but is briefly mentioned in Big Boogey Adventure during the trial scene, when Boogey lists off everyone who has stolen Grim's scythe.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Having his head cut off and being shunned by the citizens of Endsville over the ages as a pumpkin headed freak left him rather embittered to say the least. Though he still pulls tricks on the people of Endsville once a year it's clear that he does it now out of revenge rather than his own amusement.
- Disproportionate Retribution:
- The members of his own town saw to it he was executed just because he didn't know when to stop pranking them. Pretty dark, given the silliness of the show in general. Demonstrated when he's sent to the underworld. This is still a bad habit of his and got his pumpkin head squashed. So it was bound to happen sooner or later.
- His pranks were causing people injury; tricking a guy off a cliff.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Initially it seems that he had succesfully scammed Cthulhu by forcing Grim into giving him eternal life, however, immediately afterwards he learns the hard way that pissing off a powerful supernatural entity can have dire consequences.
- Evil Is Hammy: He's voiced by Wayne Knight. Of course he's this.
- Evil Laugh: Has an evil laugh that he often makes while pulling pranks.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: When Grim came to collect him the first time, he managed to stop him with a feather leading into the deal to give him immortal life. At the end of the special, Grim uses a feather to send Jack to the underworld.
- The Hyena: He treated everything in life as a potential joke to the extent that he laughed in his sleep. This did change however after his bitterness for losing his head made him more jaded and abrasive.
- Innocently Insensitive: Implied that, before decapitation, he didn't understand that he was hurting people or that people were growing sick of him, to the point of wanting to kill him. He just kept pulling pranks and making jokes with a happy smile and laughed himself to sleep, he thought he was being genuinely funny. Despite all that laughter he was causing himself, the town didn't find his harmful pranks funny.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Started off as a self-centred but largely harmless trickster, then he gains immortality along with a mile long mean streak and then he gets his hands on Grim's scythe, unleashes the spirits of the Underworld and takes over Endsville in a single night.
- Jerkass: He is a trickster, playing pranks and tricks for amusement without caring who gets hurt in the process. He was also shown using it to get what he wanted, such as when he tricked Grim into giving him immortality.
- Near Villain Victory: When he gains Grim Reaper's scythe he easily captures Grim and later on easily outwits Mandy's attempts to defeat him with her own tricks. He only loses at the end when Irwin unexpectedly triggers his phobia with a knight costume which triggers a chain event that leads to the defeat of his army and himself collapsed, helpless with laughter.
- Off with His Head!: Grim decapitated him after granting him eternal life.
- The Prankster: Of the evil variety. He pulls pranks maliciously.
- Pumpkin Person: After a deal with Grim (returning his scythe in exchange for immortality), Grim cut off Jack's head. He then replaced it with a Jack-O' Lantern.
- Pungeon Master: After Jack captures Grim, and gets ready to decapitate him with his own scythe as revenge, he starts letting out a whole series of head-related puns. Grim is understandably not amused.
- Silly Walk: Did this back when he was mortal. The fact that he doesn't do this anymore in the present day is a sign of how much his isolation over the years have affected him.
- Stingy Jack: A remarkably accurate retelling of the old folktale. While several details of the story were changed (such as Jack primarily being a trickster rather than an alcoholic and Grim Reaper being tricked out of his scythe rather than the Devil being trapped by crosses) the primary points of the story were largely kept the same.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: "Three hundred and sixty-four days a year, I can't even go the the ding-dong grocery store to buy pudding. And do you know why?" Of course it's not so much living forever than "living forever with a pumpkin for a head".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a crippling fear of knights, specifically the one that was sent to execute him all those years back. When he believes said knight had returned for him he was too frightened to fight back despite having the Grim Reaper's scythe in his hands.
Brain Eating Meteor
who is brainless) to bring him fresh victims.
- Aside Glance: Briefly gives an annoyed half-lidded look towards the audience when his first attempts to get Billy to bring him brains nets him a box of half-eaten "Bran" cereal.
- Assimilation Backfire: What ultimately does him in when he eats Mandy's brain. In her own words, her brain turned out to be a bit too "spicy" for him to handle.
- Brain Food: His entire shtick. Given that his main body looks like a giant brain, combined with the fact that he grows slightly in size every time he eats a brain implies his entire body is made up of the stuff.
- Combat Tentacles: He has two of them which acts as his limbs. They're also the primary tools he uses to suck out a persons brain.
- Eats Babies: Has no qualms sucking out the brains of newborns, in fact he actually finds their brains particularly delectable.
- Expy: The title card of his episode, combined with his method of operation and his penchant for singing makes him a clear one to Audrey II. The Theatre version to be precise.
- Eye on a Stalk: A single one of these is effectively his face. It's capable of acting like a mouth and on several occasions he eats brains directly through this method.
- Fatal Flaw: Gluttony. When he shrewdly surmises that Billy is likely hiding someone from him he eggs him to bring them to him despite the fact that he had already devoured the brains of everyone in Endsville and when he subsequently eats Mandy's brain his mind is promptly taken over and he melts away screaming in fear and pain.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts open and friendly towards Billy when they first meet so he could lure him close and eat his (non-existent) brain. Later on he promises to be Billy's best friend if he keeps bringing him brains and has the lobotomized victims act as Billy's playmates to keep him happy and compliant.
- Final Boss: Returns as the last boss faced in the story mode of the video game. Complete with his Villain Song.
- Near Villain Victory: Thanks to Billy's unwitting help, he succeeds in eating every single brain in Endsville, even Mandy's though that backfires on him. Even then it's clear that Mandy had inherited his Horror Hunger and has no qualms demanding Billy to bring her fresh victims.
- Oh, Crap!: After eating Mandy's brain his iris slowly shrinks as he realizes too late that something had gone wrong.
- Starfish Aliens: Resembles a giant brain encased in glowing green slime with a single eyestalk and two tentacles as limbs.
- Villain Song: He sings "Brains". From his entire entrance in fact, all of his dialogue are lyrics of the song. It isn't until at the very end that he speaks outside of singing.
- Zombie Apocalypse: A relatively benign example. When he eats someone's brains he effectively lobotomizes them in the process (causing their eyes to turn green) and they subsequently dance along mindlessly to his song.
- Breakout Character: Introduced as part of the old horror icons alongside Frankenstein's bride and the Wolfman in "Home of the Ancients". But thanks to Phil hitting the role so enthusiastically, he made more appearances, completely eclipsing the Bride and Wolfman, even having a family connection to Irwin. He was even used for part of Cartoon Network's live action Halloween promos via a puppet.
- Daywalking Vampire: Except for "Fear and Loathing in Endsville" and a brief moment in his first appearance, he doesn't seem to be harmed by sunlight.
- Dracula: Duh.
- Disappeared Dad: He is Irwin's grandfather and is inferred to have left the family when his son Dick was young.
- Eats Babies: Cooks and devours the young of a giant scorpion monster in "Fear and Loathing in Endsville", much to their mother's horror.
- Expy: Of Blacula, the joke being he bears his name despite not looking at all what most media make of him. For extra Hilarious in Hindsight, in the Blacula movie, Dracula is the one who turns Blacula.
- Grumpy Old Man: He's elderly and has a crotchety attitude.
- Jerkass: When the aforementioned scorpion monster expresses her shock at seeing him eat her children, his response wasn't very tactful.Scorpion Monster: My babies!Dracula: Well, maybe if you didn't make your babies so delicious, Dracula wouldn't have to eat them!
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On occasion proves to be capable of compassion despite his rude ways, such as sucking poison out of Grim or giving Irwin advice on accepting his monster heritage.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: After Grim rescues Dracula in gratitude of discovering that he sucked out his poison in "Fear and Loathing in Endsville", Dracula offers to pay for their meal at the diner, but he is then walking away in the background, revealing his selfless offer to be a lie.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Grandfather, to be precise. Namely, Irwin's.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice and mannerisms are based on Redd Foxx.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Yup. Not only is he both Redd Foxx and Blacula, but he (most likely) coincidentally resembles the novel version of Dracula more than most interpretations.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's a vampire who often acts immature and puts others in danger to satisfy his selfish desires.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: He quite often uses his age as an excuse for his actions.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When his wife beat him to a pulp (not knowing he could turn into a bat), once he was far away from her, he took off, in fear of her attacking him again.
- Third-Person Person: He referred to himself as "Dracula" often.
Voiced by: Jake ThomasA Harry Potter parody who resides at Weaselthorpe House at Toadblatt's School of Sorcery.
- Affectionate Parody: Of Harry Potter. Unlike Harry, who is relatively humble and fairly skilled as a wizard, Nigel has an enormous ego and is completely hopeless at magic. He's eventually revealed to have close to no potential as a wizard at all.
- Arch-Nemesis: Lord Moldybutt WOULD be his mortal foe except for that he's a real estate agent.
- Casanova Wannabe: Uses incredibly cheesy pickup lines when flirting with Mandy, and later does the same with Herfefiny.
- The Chew Toy: Nothing ever goes right for him.
- The Chosen One: The wizard destined to defeat Lord Moldybutt. In actuality, he's destined to become the CEO of Planter's Peanuts, and has no future as a wizard.
- Dub Name Change: The Latin American dub was inconsistent about this, giving him at least three different names:
- Barry Pecas (Barry Spuds)
- Orquito Pote (Little Orc Pot), probably got changed due to sharing name with Nergal Jr translated name. Probably not helped with how both share the same voice actor in the dub to add an extra layer of confusion.
- Harry Popote (Harry Straw), a Punny Name similar to his inspiration. This one stuck for his two last appearances.
- Hopeless Suitor: He tries to unsuccessfully woo Mandy and, after hitting puberty, Herfefiny Heferfefer.
- Inept Mage: He's a horrible wizard and an even worse student.
- Let's Meet the Meat: He's a partial-tongue, allowing him to talk to snacks.
- Meaningful Name: He is the heir to a massive peanut conglomerate, which, while not ever referred to by name, is heavily implied to be Planter's Peanuts.
- Retcon: In his third appearance, it is revealed that his dad is still attending Toadblatt's School due to never graduating and generally being an even bigger failure than he is. By his final appearance, however, it is revealed that his parents were the owners of an enormous peanut conglomerate.
- The Reveal: He's unknowingly the heir to a billion dollar peanut conglomerate, explaining both his last name, his ability to talk to snacks and his incompetence as a wizard.
- Scars Are Forever: Lord Moldybutt gave him a scar when he was a child. It later turns out to be a pen mark that can be easily rubbed off.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Prides himself as the greatest wizard in the world, but is generally seen as a joke until being kicked out of Toadblatt's entirely by the time of "Order of the Peanuts."
- Smug Super: Has quite the ego about being the chosen one.
- Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Hits puberty and doubles in height sometime before the events of "One Crazy Summoner."
- The Dog Bites Back: In "Nigel Planter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets" Dean Toadblatts disguises himself as Lord Moldybutt and torments him the entire episode. At the end, he shrinks Toadblatt to the size of a golf ball and putts him to France.
- Vague Age: Appears to be around the same age as Billy and Mandy in his first two appearances, but then suddenly gets a growth spurt and a much deeper voice in his next appearance, making him appear to be in his mid teens.
Voiced by: John Vernon, Ronnie Schell ("Nigel Planter and the Order of the Peanuts")The dean of Toadblatt's School of Sorcery.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Nigel Planter tries to get even with him in his last appearance, he doesn't remember him. When asked about this, Toadblatt explains that he's tormented thousands of students every semester and can't be expected to remember all of them.
- Dean Bitterman: He's your standard ill-tempered dean who has it in for everyone at the school.
Voiced by: John KassirA creepy man who's after Nigel Planter, but only to inform him of his future as the head of a peanut conglomerate.
- Expy: A blatant pastiche of Voldemort from the Harry Potter books.
- Real After All: "Nigel Planter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets" ended with Lord Moldybutt at first appearing to really be a disguised Dean Toadblatt, but the very end of the episode shows that he actually does exist.
- The Scottish Trope: Saying his name causes objects to break. Not even Moldybutt himself is immune to this.
Voiced by: Julian StoneA raven that occasionally narrates episodes.
- Creepy Crows: Well, duh.
- Deadpan Snarker: A very LOUD snarker, too.
- Large Ham: "Let's watch a clip. WATCH! A! CLIP!"
- Lemony Narrator: He's a narrator who snarks about the characters and the plot.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He just kind of... appeared in "Tricycle of Terror", then started to appear some more. The fans adore him, though, so it's not a big problem.
- Greek Chorus: His role is to comment on the story as it going on.
- Hidden Depths:
Sir Raven: And what of me? What happened to Sir Raven you ask? Well you didn't ask did you!? NOBODY CARES WHAT HAPPENS TO SIR RAVEN! EVER!!!!!
- If "Tricycle of Terror" is to be believed, he has a soft spot for Billy.
- In another episode, he complains about his obscurity, implying that he's upset over his limited role in the show. Also, he can squirt cheese out of his armpits.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: He has a tendency to punctuate his words to hammer in his point. "IMPORTANT! COMMERCIAL! MESSAGE!!!"
- Quintessential British Gentleman: Looks the part, but lacks the personality.
- The Storyteller: He's often seen as some kind of narrator to the episodes featuring him.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: His specialty is to raise his voice without warning.Sir Raven: Alas, poor Billy, destined to walk the sepulchered streets of suburbia! A doomed husk of a child, do not cry for him! DO NOT CRY!!!
Velma Green, The Spider Queen
Voiced by: Kari WahlgrenA spider-woman who holds a grudge against Grim for winning the title of Reaper instead of her.
- Disc-One Final Boss: She is set up as the main antagonist of Wrath of the Spider Queen before Arachnotaur is revealed to be the real threat.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's a sinister person with dark hair and pale skin.
- Hive Queen: She can control all spiders.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She instantly regrets her vendetta against Grim when she learns that the ballots he stuffed all had her name on them and that Grim had no intention of cheating to win the election.
Arachnotaur, Spider God of Anger
Voiced by: Dee Bradley BakerThe Spider God of Anger, who appears as a minotaur with the legs and abdomen of a spider.
Voiced by: Dave WittenburgAn evil marshmallow bunny who is the main antagonist of Underfist.
- Big Bad: He is the main villain of Underfist.
- Fluffy the Terrible: His name is rather cutesy, considering how vile he can be.
- Jerkass: He has no problem hurting and scaring people and also admits to being responsible for Hoss Delgado's hatred of monsters, Mindy becoming a witch, Billy being afraid of spiders, and Fred Fredburger losing his tusks.
- Killer Rabbit: Even if he is a harmless-looking marshmallow bunny, he's still very dangerous and has amassed an army of candy monsters.