Characters / Totally Spies!

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Sam

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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Samantha "Sam" has long red hair, emerald green eyes and a green catsuit. She's the most intelligent and practical of the group.
  • Action Girl: Often leads the team, displays the best hand-to-hand combat skills, and gets kidnapped least. She's usually the one who takes control over the girls' missions and puts her smarts to use.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Alex calls her "Sammy".
  • Alliterative Name: In one episode, she presents herself as "Samantha Simpson." Okay, they were undercover, but they always use their own names for these situations, so why not?
  • Badass Adorable: She's beautiful and deadly at the same time.
  • Badass Bookworm: The first OP has her expertly using a chemistry kit as Clover and Alex watch her in amazement. While at the same time, she is able to fight off the random villains that the trio encounter just as effectively as her partners. AND she also manages to get and keep excellent grades at school.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She generally bares her midriff in larger amounts than Clover and Alex, but not as frequently.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The Brains.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You do not want to get her angry.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead.
  • Braids of Action: Temporarily, during the Gladiator episode.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: A Running Gag in the show is that she winds up like this on a routine basis.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Extreme Omnivore: Eats a hot towel while at a sushi restaurant, and seems to enjoy it. However, in her defence, the villains had recently stolen her intelligence with their Stupidity-Inducing Attack, so she at least thought it was food.
  • First Gray Hair: One episode had Sam finding a gray hair in her head (unusual, considering she's a teenager, but not thoroughly impossible) and she spent much of the rest of the episode worrying about her age and seeming young. The Aesop of the episode, as delivered by a Cool Old Lady: "It's not how old you are, it's how you are being old!"
  • Freudian Trio: The Superego to Clover's Ego and Alex's Id.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Played with. She's a bookish and studious girl, but also gorgeous and popular.
  • Hypocrite: One Season 3 episode has her acting like a super neat-freak and constantly nagging the girls to clean up the apartment. At the end of the episode we see her room, which is a dump that shows no signs of ever having been cleaned.
  • Intrepid Reporter: The major that Sam pursues as of Season 6.
  • The Leader: Of the levelheaded variety, she's the unofficial leader of the trio.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Has this appeal In-Universe and out.
  • Nice Girl: She's this if you don't poush her buttons.
  • Only One Name: She's mostly referred to as just "Sam." However, see the Alliterative Name entry above for how this might be subverted.
  • Only Sane Woman: Most of the time.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches to her waist.
  • Red-Headed Heroine: One of the heroes and has red hair.
  • Redhead In Green: In her spy outfit.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead
  • Team Mom: She's generally the most mature and responsible of the main three.
  • The Smart Girl
  • The Spock
  • Tomboyish Name: "Samantha" is her real name, but nearly everyone calls her "Sam." Her teachers and other adults sometimes call her by her real, and Alex and Clover (usually Alex) sometimes call her "Sammy" (which in itself is kind of tomboyish name).
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Clover's Femme and Alex' Butch.
  • TV Genius: Some episodes give her shades of this.

Clover

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Voiced by: Andrea Baker

Clover has medium blonde hair, blue eyes and a red catsuit. Probably the show's most stereotypical character, Clover is a shopping addicted, boy crazy, teenage "fashionista".

Alex

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Voiced by: Katie Leigh (Season 1-2), Katie Griffin (Season 3-4)

Alexandra "Alex" has short black hair, tan skin, light brown eyes and her spy catsuit is yellow. Alex is the most naive and innocent of the group, and she's interested in sports and athletics.
  • Action Girl: She usually serves as the heavy hitter, and is also the most athletic of the three.
  • Adorkable: She's a cute sporty girl, sometimes awkward, ditzy and naive, and very friendly.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Alex is the youngest and most childlike, seeing as her oldest and dearest friend is a stuffed turtle named Ollie and she has a teddy bear backpack. She is often seen as the little sister of the group, as Sam and Clover are the two big sisters who dominate over her.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The Brawn.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can get pretty mean when she's angry.
  • Big Eater: Even though she may be the most healthy of the three spies, she likes to eat the most. In "Evil Valentine's Day", we see that she has a dream about candy. In the beginning part of the B-story in "The New Jerry" and the ending of "Animal World", we see her eating nonstop.
  • The Big Guy: Being the most athletic of the trio, though she's also The Chick and The Heart.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Brunette.
  • Butt Monkey: At times, mostly because of her clumsiness and naivete.
  • Character Tics: In "Evil Valentine's Day", it is shown Alex sucks her thumb while sleeping.
  • The Chick: The most optimistic of the trio.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Ironically, since she's the athlete of the group.
  • The Ditz: Though Clover is more of a blonde Valley Girl stereotype, Alex is often the ditziest of the three.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Though she isn't too bad, she had a lot of trouble passing her driver's exam (it took her at least four tries) and is generally considered the worst driver of the three. But from season three and onwards, she's often the one to drive.
  • Freudian Trio: The Ego to Sam's Superego and Clover's Id.
  • Friend to All Children: "Halloween" reveals Alex is very good at getting along with children.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She actually wanted to grow up and either be a veterinarian or study animal physiology.
  • Gamer Chick: One of the things Alex loves to do is play video games.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her oldest friend is a toy turtle named Ollie (which she's had since she was two years old) and she has a teddy bear backpack.
  • The Heart: Very much so, she tries to keep her friends together, and is often the mediator between Clover and Sam.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her full first name is "Alexandra," but everyone call her "Alex".
  • Kindly Vet: The major that Alex pursues as of Season 6.
  • The Kirk: Even though Sam's the leader, she's more of the captain in this case.
  • The Klutz: Despite being the most athletic, she tends to be clumsy, and has been prone to bad luck (Alex can be very superstitious).
  • Mixed Ancestry: She has African and European ancestry. The episode "Alex Gets Schooled" depicts her father as white and her mother as black(this episode and "Mommies Dearest" show her as darker than her daughter).
  • Nice Girl: By far one of the nicest character in the series.
  • Only One Name: At least up until season 6, where her father, "Dr. Cassoi", makes a second appearance.
  • Only Sane Woman: Sometimes, especially when Sam and Clover are bickering.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: The most athletic of the three, although her favorite sport appears to be soccer.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Alex's three main love interests were definite nice guys.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Alex is probably the most straight-up example of the three.
  • Sweet Tooth: Frequently played for laughs in the 6th season.
  • Tomboy: She loves sports and video games.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Clover's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While she's obviously the most tomboyish of the main three, Alex is also really into fashion and boys, sometimes to the same extremes as Clover.
  • Tomboyish Name: "Alex" is short for Alexandra.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Sam's Neither and Clover's Femme.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • She loves Asian cuisine—especially Chinese food.
    • Her favorite type of muffin is natural bran.

Britney

Voiced by: Lindsay Ridgeway (Season 2-3), Stephanie Broschart (Season 3-5)
Introduced in Seasons 2–3 as the newest recruit to the team.

Gabriella "Gabby"

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Sam's mother.

Stella

Voiced by: Kath Soucie (Season 2), Andrea Baker (Season 4-6)

Clover's mother.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde in between "Mommies Dearest" and "Totally Busted".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In "Mommies Dearest".
  • Hospital Hottie: Revealed to be a successful ear surgeon in Season 6.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Spends the majority of "Mommies Dearest" in a swimsuit.
  • Open-Minded Parent: At the end of "Nine Lives," upon learning that Clover wants to become a fashion designer instead of following in her mom's footsteps and becoming a surgeon—while she was a little angry at first, it was mostly because Clover simply didn't tell her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Like with Sam's mom, Gabby, and Alex's mom, Carmen, Stella looks identical to Clover, just older.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Trains for and becomes a full time spy in the Season 4 finale.

Carmen

Voiced by: Katie Leigh

Alex's mother
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead in "Mommies Dearest, later the Brunette in "Totally Busted".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In "Mommies Dearest".
  • Education Mama: In "Alex Gets Schooled" her and Alex's father enroll their daughter at Dorsal Academy in England after it was assumed that Alex had gotten straight F’s on her report card (although it later turned out that Alex had gotten A’s and B’s and that Mandy was the one who had gotten straight F’s).
  • I Want Grandkids: A mild example. When she's not upset over Alex's grades, she's encouraging Alex to look for a boyfriend.
  • Shipper on Deck: To any guy she thinks her daughter likes.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Like with Clover's mom, Stella, and Sam's mom, Gabby, Carmen looks identical to Alex, just older.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Trains for and becomes a full time spy in the Season 4 finale.

Gerald James "Jerry" Lewis

Voiced by: Jess Harnell (Season 1-2), Adrian Truss (Season 3-6)

The founder and administrator of W.O.O.H.P., the World Organization Of Human Protection, Jerry is responsible for briefing the girls on their missions. He's generally very serious and professional but he does have a sense of humour, even if it is sometimes a slightly nasty one.
  • Accidental Pervert: A milder example, but one episode has him summon the girls early in the morning and recording their interactions with a camcorder. At one point, he does a close up on Sam, who happens to be in a towel in the process. Jerry is quite embarrassed over it.
  • A Father to His Men: In the final episode of season 5, Alex said he's been like a grandfather to them.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • Badass Grandpa: He can hold is own defending WOOHP.
  • Benevolent Boss: He excuses the girls from class, gives them nifty gadgets, and often sends thank-you gifts in the mail.
  • British Stuffiness: Quite serious and stuffy, and very British.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Terrence's Cain.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh, my!" and "Ta-ta for now!", amongst others.
  • Colonel Badass
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has a gadget for every mission.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He repeatedly puts his trust in people he really, really shouldn't.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: According to a flashback, the only time he ever lied was when he cheated on a test to get through school. Unfortunately for him, his brother ended up taking the blame, causing him to become his evil twin.
  • It Amused Me: Pretty much the only reason he does half the things to the girls that he does (Coming up with increasingly uncomfortable methods of transporting them, monitoring their every move, putting them through insane tests, etc) is because he thinks it's funny.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Does A LOT of stuff to the girls For the Lulz, particularly his methods of transporting them, but has also saved their lives a number of times.
  • The Mentor
  • My Greatest Failure: Selling his brother out when they got caught cheating on an exam.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite his years of experience, there're a few times when Jerry falls victim to whatever scheme the Villain of the Week is enacting because he's made the same kind of mistakes the girls sometimes do. He tastes a Passion Patty cookie despite knowing there's something wrong with them, and ends up getting addicted and just as fat as Clover does. He also falls victim to Natalie Valentine's brainwashing cologne and ends up as one of her mindlessly devoted boy toys.
  • Parental Substitute: He acts as a parental figure to the girls and, at times, scolds them when they messed up. They even share plenty of heartwarming moments. One time he even acts as their father briefly for a talent camp mission.
  • Theme Twin Naming: "Terry" and "Jerry". Oh, and the spin-off reveals they have a sister named Sherry.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He was this with Myrna. However, it turns out that she wanted to take over WOOHP.

     L.A.M.O.S 

Terrence Lewis

Voiced by: Matt Charles

Tim Scam

Voiced by: Michael Gough

  • Card-Carrying Villain: In his first appearance, Clover calls him out on the scumbag he is. His response? A small "Thank you." To be fair, he's far from the only villain in the show who exhibits this behavior.
  • Co-Dragons: With Boogie Gus and Helga Von Guggen in Season 4.
  • Evil Genius: He's a crafty little scam artist.
  • Greed: His main motive. Averted in his first appearance, where he wanted to drain the Earth of its water supply, which would have undoubtedly killed all life on the planet (including himself).
  • Hypocrite: Feels that WHOOP never appreciated his genius and the technological advances he brought to the organization, despite the fact that he used said technology for his own selfish interests.
  • Recurring Character: Has made more appearances than any other villain in the series to date, including Terry.
  • The Sociopath: Very likely, considering that his reasons for becoming evil aren't as petty as most of the other recurring villains. Most of the others suffer from (rather minor) disappointments that cause them to snap. Scam, however, is depicted as perfectly sane (for the most part) and practically kills people for its own sake.
  • Sdrawkcab Alias: Mac Smit.
    • This trope actually becomes a plot-point in one episode, where they finally realize who he really is because they see his name-tag reflected backwards in a metal panel.

Boogie Gus

Voiced by: Joe Motiki

  • Almighty Janitor: Before becoming a villain, he originally worked for WOOHP as part of the custodial staff.
  • Co-Dragons: With Tim Scam and Helga Von Guggen in Season 4.
  • Disco Dan: Is he ever.
  • Funny Afro
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: His first appearance had him travel back in time to become Jerry's friend and convince him to create an evil version of WOOHP called the "World Organization of Harming People."

Myrna Beesbottom

A former W.H.O.O.P. member. She worked as the girls' "nanny", enforcing strict rules to keep them under control. Her plan involved marrying Jerry so that she could take over W.H.O.O.P.

  • Falling in Love Montage: She had one with Jerry. Too bad it was all lie.
  • Revenge: Why she joined L.A.M.O.S.
  • Team Mom: What she seemed like at first.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She was involved with Jerry and even married him at one point. However, this was part of her plan to take down W.H.O.O.P.

    Other characters 

Mandy

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

  • Alpha Bitch: She is a textbook case of this trope (contrast to Clover that is a Lovable Alpha Bitch). Extra points for being shallow.
  • Annoying Laugh: Mandy has a really annoying laugh. It sounds like a goat's bleating.
  • Beauty Mark
  • Big Bad: Once as a Future Badass where she nearly took over the world. And of the one hour Totally Busted special when she and her lackies get infected by a shampoo that makes them "spy hunters" bent on killing Sam, Clover and Alex.
  • Book Dumb: She actually got straight Fs on her report card at one point (and the report was originally thought to be Alex's, which had As and Bs on it, but it turned out that there was actually a mix-up at their school), yet she somehow managed to graduate from high school and go to college.
  • Damsel in Distress: She gets mistaken for Clover and kidnapped in one episode, resulting in the Spies having to bail her out. Likewise a Halloween episode had the spies have to save her from zombies which she herself had accidentally summoned.
  • Evil Counterpart: Not "evil" per se, but when you really think about it, Mandy's essentially Clover without any of her redeeming qualities, and they do have a lot of the same interests.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a lot of purple on the show—rarely does she wear something that's not purple. Even all the spysuits she wore on the show are purple.
  • Jerkass: Usually this whenever she's seen.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Surprisingly, Mandy has shown the capacity to be a genuinely nice person, but it never lasts long and she always goes back to being mean again if she's provoked in some way.
  • Only One Name: It's never revealed what Mandy's last name is.
  • Popular Is Dumb: It's implied (and proven) that Mandy is Book Dumb and does poorly in school.
  • Purple Eyes
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The loud and aggressive Red Oni to her cousin Mindy's calm and collected Blue Oni.
  • Rich Bitch: It's been said (and shown) that Mandy comes from a very wealthy family.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To all the girls, but mainly to Clover. They often compete over boys, popularity contests, bragging rights, the latest fashions, and virtually everything else.
  • The Slacker: Wants to be famous without doing any of the work. She hires an intern to pretty much do everything for her in season 6.
  • Sixth Ranger: Yes, in one episode she wound up discovering the girls' secret and Jerry actually let her join WOOHP on the spot. Naturally, she wound up being a hinderence (though pivotal in stopping that episode's Big Bad) that come the end of the mission, she begged to be released. To which she was mindwiped of the whole events. In her defense, Jerry just threw Mandy into doing the mission with the girls without even doing any kind of basic training.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: She continues acting like a Jerkass to Sam, Clover, and Alex even after they saved her in an episode—although to be fair, Mandy usually gets her memory erased afterwards, so she doesn't actually remember Sam, Clover and Alex saving her.
  • Valley Girl: Even worse than Clover—and that's really saying something!

Arnold Jackson

Voiced by: America—Dee Baker, Joshua Seth; Canada—Rob Tinkler

David

Voiced by: Darryl Kurylo

Dominique and Caitlin

Voiced by: Caitlin—Katie Griffin; Dominique—Andrea Baker

  • Ambiguously Brown: Caitlin.
  • Beta Bitches: Dominique and Caitlin follow Mandy's lead.
  • Girl Posse: To Mandy.
  • Satellite Characters: Other than being Mandy's friends and occasional rivals to Sam and Alex, respectively, Dominique and Caitlin don't really add much to the story. They're written out of the series after Evil Graduation and are replaced by Mandy's cousin, Mindy, who's just like Mandy, except she's a Dark-Skinned Blonde with a thick Southern accent.
  • Those Two Girls: As previously mentioned, Dominique and Caitlin really don't add much to the show's plot, and when they aren't with Mandy, they're with each other—in fact, Dominique and Caitlin seem closer to each other than they do to Mandy.
  • Valley Girls: Just like their dominant "friend," Mandy.

Mindy

Voiced by: Katie Griffin

Trent

Voiced by: Scott Beaudin

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