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[[folder: Bessie Higgenbottom]]
!! Elizabeth Kajolica "Bessie" Higgenbottom
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AmyPoehler
* AdaptationDyeJob: In-universe example, her pale skin and her dirty blonde hair from season one changes into her tan skin and orange hair from season two.
* {{Adorkable}}: Smart and goofy. It doesn't hurt that she has a cute lispy voice.
* BreakTheCutie: In "Portrait of a Happy" when Fritz, a local photographer, refuses to take pictures of her dog Happy.
* ButtMonkey: The show's TerribleTrio (Portia, Gwen and [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Penny]]) seem to enjoy seeing her suffer.
* CatchPhrase: "Awwwwwsome!"
* ChildishToothGap: She's a childish and ditzy kid with two missing front teeth.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's a [[DitzyGenius brilliant]], but [[AbsentMindedProfessor absent-minded girl]], and seems to be completely ignorant of the attempts of Portia, the local AlphaBitch, to make fun of or belittle her.
* CoolBigSis: To Ben, even though she's more eccentric than cool.
* DisappearedDad: No mention of Bessie's father has been made.
* DitzyGenius: Bessie has many talents, including being able to create cold fusion. Also creating a functioning spaceship when she was 5.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: [[spoiler: Elizabeth Kajolica Higgenbottom. [[TheScottishTrope And it's cursed.]] No, not the Elizabeth part, but that's equally as embarrassing.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** Bessie's is very similar to a character Amy Poehler played in the first episode of ''Upright Citizens Brigade'', a girl scout with a fondness for honey bees. The two character even have the exact same voice and similar names (Bessie and Cassie).
** She also is very reminiscent of WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants. Both even have a plump and dim best friend.
* GadgeteerGenius: Able to create cold fusion or build a working robot with limited AI.
* {{Gasshole}}: She farts into a microphone at an audition.
* GenkiGirl: She's characterized by her extreme hyperactivity.
* GirlishPigtails: She has blond pigtails.
* IdiotHero: Bessie can do anything that will earn her a badge, but that doesn't make her any less of a ditz.
* KidHero: She is a 9-year-old Honeybee scout.
* LittleMissBadass: The crew may have gotten bored with the direction of season 1, so most season 2 episodes have some sort of unnecessary action sequences from nowhere, which seem highly out of context compared to season 1.
* {{Meganekko}}: The episode "Blindsided" shows that she does in fact look better with glasses.
* MotorMouth: Bessie can talk a mile a minute.
* PluckyGirl: Ambitious and determined to earn every badge in existence.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: As seen in ButtMonkey, she's always the target of slapstick, much to her enemies' amusement.
%%* SmallNameBigEgo
* SpeechImpediment: Bessie's missing her front teeth, so she slurs a little. It's cute. Even when she has her teeth back, she still slurs.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Mostly ends out on top despite the abuse she's put through.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Penny's Girly Girl.

[[folder: Happy Walter Higgenbottom]]
!! Happy Walter Higgenbottom
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker
* AlliterativeName: '''H'''appy '''H'''iggenbottom
* CharacterDevelopment: Oh, by the way, did you know that Happy is a highly trained secret agent?
* {{Expy}}: Happy seems a bit similar to [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Porkchop]].
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He can communicate with other characters.
* NonHumanSidekick: Bessie's dog.
* {{Omniglot}}: Happy is fluent in 12 different languages, including French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Swahili, Pomeranian, and even Pandaren.
* OnlySaneMan: Possibly the closest to normal in the Higgenbottom family.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Ben's Sensitive Guy.
* TheUnintelligible: Dogs in general are the "only understood by other characters" version.

[[folder: Ben Higgenbottom]]
!! Ben Higgenbottom
->'''Voiced by:''' Andy Richter
* BareYourMidriff: Rare male version, desping being just a little kid.
* DisappearedDad: No mention of either Bessie and Ben's father has been made.
* KidAppealCharacter: As Bessie's little brother.
* OnlySaneMan: On the occasion Happy isn't being this, it's him.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Happy's Manly Man.
* TagAlongKid: He hopes to be Bessie's sidekick when she becomes the Mighty B.

[[folder: Hilary Higgenbottom]]
!! Hilary Higgenbottom
->'''Voiced by:''' Megan Cavanagh
* AlliterativeName
%%* BigBeautifulWoman
* BigFun: She's plump and fun-loving.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: The single hippie mother of Bessie, Happy and Ben.

[[folder: Portia Gibbons]]
!! Portia Gibbons
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GreyDeLisle
* AlphaBitch: The stuck-up, Valley Girl, blonde Alpha Bitch, with front teeth that are even uglier than the main protagonist's. Her cousin and mother are even worse.
%%* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The beauty to Gwen's brains and Penny's brawn.
* BigBad: For all intents and purposes, she's the show's principle antagonist, always trying to scheme against Bessie. Though sometimes she forages into BigBadWannabe territory instead.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde to Gwen and Penny's brunettes and Mary Frances' redhead.
* TheBully: She seems to go out of her way to humiliate Bessie.
* DisappearedDad: No mention of Portia's father has been made.
* DumbBlonde: In the pilot episode, "So Happy Together", Portia spent the whole episode carrying around a rat thinking it was a dog, even kissing it. To be fair, everyone else thought so too.
* EvilIsPetty: In "Beenadict Arnold" Portia tried to take Happy away from Bessie just because it would make Bessie feel bad.
* ForTheEvulz: Often Portia's evil acts against Bessie have no real motivation.
* HateSink: Due to being the catalyst towards Bessie's predicaments, it's quite clear that she's meant to be detested by the audience so they can root for Bessie to succeed.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's especially mean to Bessie.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She gets her comeuppance a fair amount of the time.
* SmugSnake: Whew boy, is she ever. Pretty much all of her evil schemes against Bessie end up failing one way or the other and it's almost always a direct result of her arrogance and/or lack of foresight.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With her best friend Gwen, they are Bessie's tormentors
* TrueBlueFemininity: She wears blue and white.
* UnknownRival: To Bessie, who doesn't even realize that Portia hates her.
* ValleyGirl: In a low, scratchy Californian valley girl voice.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

[[folder: Gwen Wu]]
!! Gwen Wu
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JessicaDiCicco
* AsianAirhead: Type A, as she's Chinese and a vapid Alpha Bitch character.
%%* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The brains to Portia's beauty and Penny's brawn.
* BetaBitch: Portia's right hand girl.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette to Portia's blonde and Mary Frances' redhead (One of two).
* TheBully: She is seen bullying Bessie along with Portia.
* {{Jerkass}}: Probably slightly nicer than Portia, but she still picks on Bessie.
* OutnumberedSibling: She's the only female with five brothers.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With her best friend Portia, they are Bessie's tormentors.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Portia's Girly Girl.

[[folder: Penny Lefcowitz]]
!!Penny Lefcowitz
->'''Voiced by:''' Dannah Feinglass
%%* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The brawn to Portia's beauty and Gwen's brains.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette to Portia's blonde and Mary Frances' redhead (One of two).
* CargoShip: In-universe: Fell in love with a robotic kangaroo.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Some episodes have her join up with Portia and Gwen to torture Bessie, others involved her being Bessie's good friend and going along with her on her adventures.
* TheDitz: Bessie's dimwitted friend.
* DumbMuscle: Penny, the ShallowParody to Franchise/DonkeyKong.
* TheEeyore: Quite pessimistic at times.
%%* EvilAllAlong: In "Super Secert Weakness".
* {{Expy}}: Easily one of [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star]]. Also shares some traits of [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Carl Wheezer]].
* FatBitch: Downplayed; she can be this when she teams up with Portia and Gwen, Bessie's enemies.
* FatBestFriend: To Bessie, though sometimes she joins Portia to gang up on Bessie.
* FatIdiot: An awkward, dull, obese girl.
* GirlishPigtails: Two little brown pigtails.
* {{Gonk}}: Just look at the size and shape of her head.
* GonkyFemme: Is really into feminine things, but is somewhat ugly in appearance.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Penny is Bessie's best friend, and yet she frequently goes behind her back to team up with Portia and Gwen (sometimes to gang up against her, even). What's even more odd is that Bessie never seems to have a problem with this.
** Maybe Penny's dumbness causes her to forget which one's supposed to be her friend?
* MissingMom: We only see her father.
* SimpletonVoice: Very idiotic, and has a deep voice to go along with it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Bessie's Tomboy.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: She cows to peer-pressure very easily and is willing to bully Bessie to get on Portia's good side. Exactly why Bessie continues to be her friend after this is anyone's guess.

[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! Ms. Mary Frances Gibbons
->'''Voiced by:''' Sarah Thyre
* ApatheticTeacher: She hates her job as much as she hates [[ButtMonkey Bessie]].
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead to Portia's blonde and Gwen and Penny's brunettes.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in "Body Rockers".
* EvilRedhead: Has orange hair and is a recurring antagonist.
%%* HartmanHips
* {{Jerkass}}: Like her daughter, she's especially mean to [[ButtMonkey Bessie]].
%%* TheMentor
%%* TrueBlueFemininity
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!! Anton St. Germain
->'''Voiced by:''' Matt Besser
%%* BigBad
* {{Gonk}}: Not as much as Penny, but he's weird-looking.
%%* GrumpyBear
%%* TheRival
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
%%* UngratefulBastard
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!! Ganiva
->'''Voiced by:''' N/A
%%* CompanionCube: To Anton.
%%* TrueBlueFemininity

!! The Hippie
->'''Voiced by:''' Matt Besser
%%* NewAgeRetroHippie
%%* NoNameGiven

!! Millie Millerson
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GreyDeLisle
* AlliterativeName
* AmbiguousDisorder: According to some members of the production staff, she was supposed to be autistic.
* AscendedExtra: The makers of the show loved her voice so much they decided to make her more than just a background character.
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: She used to have braces throughout the show, but in the episode Children of the Unicorn, her braces were removed.
%%* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mr. Turtleton's Wild Ride".
* DumbBlonde: She has blonde hair, a slow voice, and can be silly.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's usually kind and friendly.
%%* TheHeart
* TemporarilyAVillain: In "Stuffed Happens", she helps Mr. Pants ruin Bessie's reputation.