Characters / The Thundermans

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    Phoebe Thunderman 
Actor:Kira Kosarin

Tropes:

  • Action Girl: Phoebe's taken combat lessons as part of her superhero training, and she's by no means bad at using them.
  • Big Sister Instinct: While she has no problems mocking, humiliating and pranking Max (and to a much lesser extent Billy and Nora) the moment he's ever in serious trouble she'll jump to his defence. The feeling's mutual. She's likewise very protective of her younger siblings.
  • Brainy Brunette: Highly intelligent, very dedicated to school work and has brown hair.
  • Breath Weapon: Just like her brother, Phoebe has both Heat and Ice Breath.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Ironically, for someone with a secret identity, Phoebe is terrible at keeping secrets.
  • Dance Battler: Like Max, Phoebe is incredibly agile and flexible, she relies a lot on her agility and speed during combat.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: Phoebe loves going to school and participating in the big math competition. She even refers it as her lair (in comparison to Max's actual lair).
  • Harmless Freezing: Both she and her brother can use their Ice Breath for this.
  • Hero Protagonist
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Played With, she looks forward to being a hero and appreciates the perks her powers give her. But at the same time, she often is annoyed at the drawbacks her life causes, such as her need to keep secrets from her friends.
  • Insufferable Genius: She's smart and will brag about it a lot.
  • It's All About Me: She's conceited and will often will do whatever to get what she wants. Sometimes surpassing Max.
  • Mind over Matter: Her main ability, both she and Max possess reasonably powerful telekinesis.
  • Nice Girl: Generally categorised by being sweet, friendly and cheerful.
  • Not So Above It All: She's not above antagonizing her brother and flaunting her success over him. Likewise she has a bit of an ego.
  • Pride: As good a person as she is, Phoebe does have an ego. Her pride is generally her greatest flaw, as she will do things that normally she would be reluctant to, just to satisfy it. She also often feels the need to be the best at everything, and as such failures hit her pretty hard.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: The only trait Phoebe and Max share are their powers.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Max's Red
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She is afraid of roller coasters.

    Max Thunderman 
Actor:Jack Griffo

Tropes:

  • Adorkable: Max is really dorky. He likes scrap booking and role playing. He's basically a nerd without the typical geeky image.
  • Attention Whore: At his worst.
  • Afraid of Needles: When Max sees a needle he faints.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Billy and Nora.
  • Badass: If single-handedly taking on The Green Ghoul (one of the most powerful and dangerous ghosts, who only his father had ever beaten) while the ghoul also was possessing Phoebe and thus had access to all her powers (and as they have the same powers that means Max didn't have a hope of being close to equal) and not only surviving but bouncing back from the defeat doesn't qualify him, not much will.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Enforced. Lets face it, he's just a kid who wants to evil but fails every time he tries.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Constant pranking, mocking and humiliating aside, the moment anyone seriously endangers Phoebe or goes to far, he will always jump to her defence. The feeling is mutual.
    • While less commonly shown, attempts to hurt or humiliate his younger siblings (Billy, Nora and Chloe) are a good way to provoke him. Such as his withdrawing his chance of selling a character to a videogame maker (despite all the money it could make him) and turning on him when he discovered he had set Billy and Nora up to fail.
  • Big Eater: Max is constantly eating and stealing other people's food.
  • Black Sheep: Max is a supervillain in a family of superheroes.
  • Butt Monkey: Not always, but of the cast he does get hurt the most.
  • Breath Weapon: Just like his sister, Max has both Heat and Ice Breath.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Max is every bit as smart as his sister (academically) but prefers to slack off in class, and work on his inventions rather than study.
  • Chick Magnet: A lot of girls find him attractive, including Phoebe's best friend.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He could easily have a future of being a scientist or selling his inventions if he wasn't so worried about being evil.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He often has something for nearly every situation. One episode reveals he actually has stuff prepared to disable and imprison the rest of his family.
  • Dance Battler: When fighting the Green Ghoul, Max proves he's incredibly agile and quick. Like his sister he often relies on his agility when in a fight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Generally has a snarky response to anything that is going on.
  • Deuteragonist: Of the twins, he gets the second most focus.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Whenever Max likes a girl, he drops all his evil ambitions and only focuses on the relationship.
  • Envy: The whole reason he wants to be a supervillain is because he doesn't want to be a second best hero to his sister.
  • Evil Genius: Well he's certainly a genius, and he wants to be evil.
  • Evil Twin: Max is (or at least wants to be) this to Phoebe.
  • Expy: Of Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: While not so impressive for the world he lives in, Max still has developed incredible technology, built in his own bedroom.
  • Harmless Villain: Max is more mouth than action and the "evil" things he does is just petty little things that any rebellious teenager would do. Generally his attempts at seriously evil things either fail or he feels to guilty to finish them.
  • Harmless Freezing: Both he and his sister can use their Ice Breath for this.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: When Max does something kind for someone he usually says not to tell anyone because of his reputation.
  • I Just Want to Be Special
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Dr. Colosso who's even older than Hank.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all his claims being evil and being a supervillain, when it really maters he will always come through for his family.
  • Mad Scientist: Has his own lab, builds rockets and doomsday devices and is a unarguable genius.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Very good at getting others to do what he wants.
  • Mind over Matter: His main ability, like his sister he possess quite powerful telekinesis.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Especially during the second season, the show likes to draw attention to Jack's muscles.
  • The Prankster: Generally his only display that he's evil.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: The only trait Phoebe and Max share are their powers.
  • Rebellious Spirit: His main demonstration of villainy.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Phoebe's Blue.
  • Stepford Snarker: The reason Max makes so many rude and sarcastic comments about others could easily be because he's somewhat insecure and hurt.
  • The Unfavourite: His parents (and apparently the entire superhero community) clearly prefer Phoebe. It's (at least partially) down to this that he wants to be a supervillain in the first place.
  • The Smart Guy: He is the one who usually comes ups with the plans.
  • Teen Genius: Has built doomsday devices, and turned a Venus flytrap into an unstoppable monster all before eighteen.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As the show has progressed, Max has gotten meaner.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Subverted, he wants to be this but he never truly does anything heinous enough to qualify, at least nothing he didn't regret afterwards.
  • Troubled, but Cute
  • Villain Protagonist
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Most of the reason he's in the super villain phase is just for attention from his parents who obviously prefer Pheobe. Also he seems to be kind of ignored and when his parents complement him he gets pretty happy.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: For some reason he's severely afraid of needles (Trypanophobia) and hospitals creep him out. Also he is afraid of roller coasters.

    Billy Thunderman 
Actor:Diego Velazquez

Tropes:

  • Big Brother Instinct: Billy is very caring and protective of Chloe. He likely would be like this toward Nora as well, except that Nora, being so much smarter than Billy, is usually the one to take charge for them.
  • The Ditz: Nearing Too Dumb to Live levels.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Billy is really not that bright, but he is incredibly nice.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the nicest of all the kids, even surpassing Phoebe. He has a very strong moral code, and will even bust his and Nora's plans at times.
  • Super Speed: Up to date his only power.

    Nora Thunderman 
Actor:Addison Riecke

Tropes:

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: How her older siblings feel about her (not without reason) except Billy.
  • Big Sister Instinct:
    • Although initially unhappy that she would no longer be the baby of the family, Nora quickly grew into her big sister role, and is often seen to be very caring and protective of Chloe. In "Patch Me If You Can," Nora is devastated when she realizes that her carelessness with her eye-beams had nearly resulted in Chloe being severely hurt (or worse).
    • Nora is also like this toward Billy, despite her being the younger sibling. This is generally because Nora, as the smarter of the two, usually took on the "leader" role for the pair.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Nora really can be a brat.
  • Eye Beams: Up to date her only power.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Nora is arrogant, bratty and demanding, however she does truly love her family, and especially close to Billy, who despite occasionally mocking, she happily acknowledges is her best friend.
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: Sometimes, in all fairness to everyone, she can shoot lasers out of her eyes.

    Hank Thunderman 
Actor:Chris Tallman

Tropes:

  • Action Dad: He's retired. However, Hank proves on occasion that, even though he's out of shape, he's still got it.
  • Archenemy: During his superhero days, his archenemy was Evilman, the only villain he could never beat. (Their fights would demolish whatever city they were in, and end in a tie). However after both he and his nemesis retired, many years later they more or less patched things up (after a big food fight).
  • Big Eater
  • Bumbling Dad: Has shades of this, although he's still savvy enough to know that when you have four kids there is always a good reason to shout. Whether or not his wife is any better though, is debatable.
  • Flying Brick: Capable of flying and extremely strong.
  • Happily Married: To Barb
  • Large Ham: Still hamming it up, into retirement.
  • One Head Taller: Than his wife.
  • Over Protective Dad: He grills anyone who wants to go out with Phoebe.
  • Reluctant Retiree: Somewhat he voluntarily retired from crime fighting so his children could have a normal childhood, however he will leap at every half chance he gets and apparently still wears his suit under his clothes.
  • Retired Badass: He used to be a great superhero. Now he's out of shape and weaker, but he can still jump to call when needed. One stand out moment was when he was faced with three supervillains. Just one of those villains, King Crab, gave Phoebe a very tough fight. Hank Curbstomps all three and their mooks in under a minute.
  • Super Strength: Describes himself as the strongest man in the world and he can certainly back up that claim.
  • World's Strongest Man: Describes himself as this, and considering the only villain he could never defeat was Evilman, and all their fights ended in city-destroying ties, it's likely he wasn't joking.

    Barb Thunderman 
Actor:Rosa Blasi

Tropes:

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Certainly.
  • My Beloved Smother: Has shown signs of this, such as panicking when she had to leave her children for one night.
  • Happily Married: To Hank.
  • Humble Hero: In contrast to her husband, despite her long and impressive superhero career, she never brings up her achievements or victories, instead focusing on her new life. To the point her children are surprised to discover just how awesome she used to be.
  • Lethal Chef: To the point her kids try and vandalise her cooking equipment.
  • Light 'em Up: She can produce and manipulate light as well as electricity and even simulate the effects of sparklers.
  • Reluctant Retiree: She is definitely more willing than her husband, however she still dresses up in her superhero costume and plays a motion capture superhero video game with her husband, while the children are at school. Apparently quite often.
  • Retired Badass: Just like her husband, she used to be an awesome hero, however now she's retired.
  • Shock and Awe: She wasn't a hero called "Electress" for nothing.

    Chloe Thunderman 
Actor:Maya Le Clark

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    Other Characters 

Dr Colosso

Actor:Dana Snyder

Cherry

Actor:Audrey Whitby

Cole Campbell

Sarah

Actor:Keely Marshall

Link Evilman

Actor:Barrett Carnahan
  • White Sheep: His father is the former Supervillain Evilman, Link meanwhile is a pretty nice guy, much to his father's displeasure.
  • Nice Guy
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves Hiddenville at the end of "Give Me a Break Up" to become the protector of Hong Kong, causing him and Phoebe to break up.
  • Rubber Man: His power is he can stretch his body to incredibly lengths. Apparently he can stretch his body all the way to Metroburg from Hiddenville to get Phoebe her favorite snack.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Has no role outside of being Phoebe's boyfriend, if he isn't in the episode he's never even mentioned.

Oyster

Actor:Tanner Stine
  • Brainless Beauty: Even Phoebe fell for him initially, however he's dumb as mud.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He's not really that bright, but he will occasionally notice things about Max and Phoebe's secret, such as their baby sister growing to fast or their being man shaped holes in their roof. Fortunately he's easily distracted.
  • The Ditz: Was easily duped into believing the Thundermans had moved, and then believed it when another note pushed out from under the door said they would be moving back the next day.

Super President Kickbutt

Actor:

Blobbin

Actor: Harvey Guillen
  • Big Eater: Hence why he's so big.
  • Feel No Pain: Part of his power, its impossible to physically hurt him.
  • Fiction500: Is incredibly wealthy due to his uncle, the All American Blob leaving him all his money.
  • Nice Guy: Is constantly cheerful, friendly and generous.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His power is that pretty much nothing can damage him, Nora's laser beams just bounce off his chest, a cannonball hitting him doesn't even knock him over.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Well cousin in this case.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Downplayed, being a nice guy he would never misuse his fortune, but he's not above using it to open doors.
  • Sidekick: Used to be one to Barb's uncle, the All American Blob, before he died.

Gideon

Actor: Kenny Ridwan
  • Casanova Wannabe: Every one of his attempts to flirt always go horribly wrong. Despite this, he never stops trying.

Principal Bradford

Actor: Jeff Meacham
  • Badass Teacher: Secretly holds illegal wrestling matches in the school after hours. Of which he is the champion, he's also good enough to take both Max and Phoebe on a fight (remembering that even without their powers, both have taken on actual supervillains in a fight).
  • Dean Bitterman: The only part of the job he enjoys is making his students miserable.
  • Jaded Washout: Isn't happy with how his life turned out.
  • Jerkass: Is not a nice man.
  • Lazy Bum: Holds no interest in school matters, and prefers to relax and play golf.
  • Sadistic Teacher: For starters he makes people in detention wear orange jumpsuits and chains.

Mrs Wong

Actor: Helen Hong
  • Asian Rudeness: Seems incapable of going more than a few sentences without insulting someone.
  • Lethal Chef: Her food is barely edible, and she quite happily admits that its often been left over for a long time.
  • Mean Boss: To Max and Phoebe when they get jobs working for her.
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