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    Alfred Jodocus Kwak
Adult Alfred wearing a red scarf.
The protagonist of the series.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Alfred is overall a nice person but you better be careful if you hurt his friends of family.
  • Blow You Away: In the original musical, to save himself from execution by hanging. Alfred calls help from the bees to blow the King away from Waterland for good.
  • Catchphrase: "Pico bello!"
  • Clear My Name: Alfred is wrongfully accused of crimes numerous times, leading to him getting Locked in the Dungeon, and often resulting in him screaming that he's innocent.
  • Crossdressing Voices: He is voiced by a woman in the original Dutch dub, German dub, English dub, and Japanese dub. In some dubs of the series, Alfred is voiced by a man once he becomes an adult.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He's named after Henk's grandfather who's probably dead, seeing that his house is unoccupied, he never shows up, and Henk is an adult.
  • Dreadful Musician: On a more humorous note, Alfred's piano playing is apparently so catastrophically bad that it causes Henk physical pain to listen to, and at one point he is even blown away by an onslaught of musical notes when he opens the door to Alfred's house. In the Finnish dub, Henk says Alfred's playing gives him a diarrhea.
  • Dub Name Change: In almost every dub his name remains exactly the same, except the English one where his middle name is changed to Jonathan and in the Hebrew dub where he's named Shealtiel.
  • Full-Name Basis: Alfred commonly introduces himself, or is introduced, by his full name, Alfred Jodokus Kwak. Notably, he's always called either by his first or full name. Nobody ever calls him just "Kwak".
  • Funny Animal: Alfred is given this design starting in 1985 by Harald Siepermann.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Whenever he sees another male bird (Michael Duckson, the golf instructor, even the Happily Married Ollie) getting close to Winnie.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Occassionally wears a coat (in the North pole and Himalayas), and wears pants and suspenders when he goes to school.
  • Happily Adopted: By Henk, who was close friends with Alfred's mother and father.
* Heartwarming Orphan
  • Hero Ball: If there's something - anything - bad going on, expect Alfred to be drawn into it.
  • Imagine Spot: Alfred has these a LOT, as his imagination has a tendency to run away with him at times.
  • Informed Ability: The Hebrew dub for the series renamed Alfred ‘Shealtiel’, or ‘Shalti’ for short, and as the name is derived from the same root used by the words ‘question’ or ‘asking’, he was said to be very curious in the opening segment. This doesn’t seem to show up much in the series itself.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Henk, a mole, adopts him after Alfred's parents and siblings get run over.
  • Leitmotif: "Zo Vrolijk" and "Spetter Pieter Patter".
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": He's a duck with the family name "Kwak".
  • Locked in the Dungeon: Happens to Alfred far too many times to count, most commonly after being wrongfully accused of a crime, to the point that you could make a drinking game out of it. It even gets lampshaded in the song "In De Val" ("Trapped") on one of the soundtrack albums, where Herman van Veen wonders "Do barred windows like ducks, perhaps?"
  • Magic Music: The magical violin owned by the clown on the moon, which, among other things, is able to make things disappear. Alfred uses it to destroy the deadly Mozons virus.
  • Mascot: Between the late 80s and early 90s, Alfred was the mascot for the defunct TV station VARA which aired the series in The Netherlands.
    • He was also a "spokeperson" for Unicef at one point.
  • Meaningful Name: Invoked; his middle name "Jodokus" apparently means "jokester"; his father gave him the name due to his natural curiosity and tendency to wander off from home.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Alfred and Henk have a moment like this after they get a sawfish to sabotage K. Rokodil's new advanced fishing boat, which results in a massive explosion that sinks the ship, and the sailors on board to barely escape alive. Worse, Captain Stoppel has a minor Heroic B So D at the sight of his beautiful new ship sinking, and the situation only gets worse when Rokodil announces that he's going to build an even more advanced ship as a result.
  • Music for Courage: In the original theater show, Alfred is occasionally heard singing "Kwek Kwek Kwek, Ik ben wel goed, Maar ik ben niet Gek" to cheer himself up. He's heard singing the song brifely in the 21st episode.
  • Near-Death Experience: After Alfred and Henk visit the sawfish to ask for his help, they're caught in a storm and Alfred is thrown overboard. He almost drowns and has a trippy nightmare in which he imagines being alone in the world, before being resuscitated in Captain Stoppel's home.
  • Nice Hat: As a reward for dealing with the Evil Genie Of Darkness, Alfred is given a fancy turban complete with a sparkling diamond.
    • He's also seen wearing a brimmed hat in one season 2 episode.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Averted. The show follows Alfred from his birth up until he is an adult.
  • Oh, Crap!: Alfred get's this reaction after forgetting about seeing a stage play with Winnie that Henk brought up.
  • The Pollyanna: Even after losing his parents and living through a dictatorship he keeps a positive attitude.
  • Run for the Border: He and his friends and family flee to neighboring Broad Reedland when Great Waterland is turned into a fascist dictatorship by Dolf and his National Crows Party.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: While hardly a violent character, the sheer amount of dangerous situations Alfred escapes while wearing his signature red scarf, he certainly qualifies.
  • Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: His wings change into hands when convenient, and he swims like a real duck.
  • Stewed Alive: Alfred has this happening to him in one episode when he and the others are captured by some angry natives who decide to cook them into soup. Although he survives, it is a pretty disturbing scene, not at all Played for Laughs.
  • Storming the Castle: Alfred does this three times, two of them literal. First he storms Dolf's home with an entire army of living chess pieces in tow to get back the White Queen's crown. The second time he goes to get back the money he loaned to the king after he won't pay him back, where he ends up driving the entire royal family out of the castle with the help of some bees. Lastly, Alfred tries to slip past the guards to get the king to give the Wana family a residence permit and make them legal citizens.
  • Taken for Granite: The witch threatens to turn Alfred into stone if he doesn't marry her. When he tries to escape during their wedding, she actually does it to his lower half so he can't run away.
  • Toothy Bird: Even though he obviously doesn't normally have teeth, Alfred occasionally bares them when he's angry. In one episode, he even brushes his teeth after getting out of bed.
  • Vague Age: He always looks exactly the same, only changing size. However, he's most likely a young adult, seeing that Dolf and Ollie are about his age and they visibly grow up during the series, having distinct child, teen, and adult designs.
  • We Can Rule Together:
    • Alfred inverts it when he barges into Dolf's office during the Crow's Party arc, demanding that Dolf (a Card-Carrying Villain) stop his evil plans and immediately step down. Dolf laughs in his face and just summarily imprisons him.
    • Dolf offers this to him, first when he tries to loan money from Alfred for his campaign, and the second time when he has already gotten the funds from elsewhere and had set his plans into motion.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Although Alfred starts harvesting duckweed at one point, he always reiterates that the proceeds for it go to charity, and so it's unclear if he does actually have a paying job. The way Alfred is constantly ready to go on long trips at the drop of a hat suggests that he doesn't. Kind of glaring considering that most of his friends are shown to have jobs once they grow up.
    • He does mention making a small company out of the duckweed harvesters he designs. He also never says all the profits go to charity.
  • Odd Name Out: In the finnish dub he's the only character to not have had a Dub Name Change. While "Alfred" can be a name in Finland, it's more unusual than the other character's finnish names.

A mole who's close friends with Alfred's parents, and adopts him when the rest of the Kwak family dies.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the original stage show, he was Alfred's closest friend and doesn't return until the finale. In the comics and TV series, he becomes Alfred's adoptive father after the death of his parents.
  • Adult Fear: All of Alfred's adventures often cause Henk to fear for his life, especially after what happened to the rest of the Kwak family.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Wears shades because he apparently can't stand daylight that well.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: Henk's original design by Annet Kossen was more realistic and looked like an actual mole. Once Harald Sipermann took over in 1985, Henk was given a more humanoid apperance before getting a third redesign in 1987 gave him sunglassses which became his finalized design.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original stage musical, Henk is a minor character who only shows up at the beginning of the first act and doesn't return until the final act, when Alfred becomes king. In the comic and animated series, Henk is a supporting character who becomes a new father to Alfred.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Occasionally when he removes his sunglasses, he is depicted with beady eyes. Though they often have visible whites too, particularly when he's shocked.
  • Brown Note: In the Finnish dub he complains that Alfred's piano playing is so bad it gives him a diarrhea.
  • Catchphrase: "Alle molshopen!" ("Great molehills!").
  • Danger — Thin Ice: In an early episode taking place in Alfred's youth during winter, it's mentioned that the lake has frozen over, and after Alfred goes missing Henk worries that he fell through the ice and drowned. Alfred actually fell into an empty well with the school bully Dolf and is stuck there, before they're discovered by the hungry cat Krabnagel. In the climax, Henk saves Alfred by distracting Krabnagel, who then pursues him onto the ice and because of his much larger weight ends up breaking it. However, Krabnagel survives thank to Harmless Freezing, as he returns in later episodes.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Khefi in Hebrew and Mauri Myyrä in Finnish.
  • Good Parents: With Alfred after the death of his parents.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Henk a mole, adopts Alfred after his family is killed.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Alfred and Henk have a moment like this after they get a sawfish to sabotage K. Rokodil's new advanced fishing boat, which results in a massive explosion that sinks the ship, and the sailors on board to barely escape alive. Worse, Captain Stoppel has a minor Heroic B So D at the sight of his beautiful new ship sinking, and the situation only gets worse when Rokodil announces that he's going to build an even more advanced ship as a result.
  • No Name Given: In the original musical, Henk wasn't given a name and was referred as "Mole". He wasn't named "Henk" until 1987 when the comic series was created.
  • Parental Substitute: Henk functions as this to Alfred after Alfred’s parents and siblings were killed in a car accident. He was a close friend of Alfred's late father, and resolved to raise the boy in his stead. Discussed by Dolf, who thinks Alfred is weird or even inferior for having been raised by someone not his own species.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the animated series, Henk is Alfred's adoptive father. In the original musical, he was Alfred's friend and had a very small role in the first act.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Henk always wears sunglasses to protect his eyes from light.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Henk is never explicitly stated to have a job either, but it's reasonable to assume that he makes a living mining coal in the mine next to his house.
    • In the oil rig episode, he goes there as a mining expert, and is also able to estimate how much digging canals in the desert will cost.
  • Papa Wolf: He fights Krabnagel to draw him away from Alfred
  • Inexplicably Tailless: Henk is propably an europeanmole. However european moles are supposed to have noticeable tails, which Henk lacks.

Adult Dolf sporting a toothbrush mustache.
A crow who goes to school with Alfred and is shown becoming one of the series' biggest villains.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The Finnish dub consistently refers to him as a raven instead of a crow.
  • Adults Are More Anthropomorphic: Played With; Dolf goes from a Funny Animal with almost human-like anatomy but with no clothes (as a child), to a still unclothed and anthropomorphic but decidedly more crow-like appearance with tail and wings — that are always clearly wings while everybody else's wings turn into hands when convenient — and ability to fly when many other bird characters can't or won't (as a teen), back to Funny Animal / Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal (as an adult).
  • Alcoholic Parent: It's heavily implied that Dolf's father frequently gets drunk on beer following the death of his wife. This, of course, does not contribute at all to his son's self-esteem.
  • All Germans Are Nazis: Dolf's parents are rather obviously German expies, and incredibly racist. Subverted with Dolf who has no obvious German traits of his own.
  • Animal Species Accent: In the Finnish dub, Dolf often sounds very birdlike and makes weird noises, and in German dub he uses "Kra!" as an exclamation.
  • Animal Stereotypes: An evil crow.
  • Bad Guys Play Pool: He's seen playing pool when he's a thief as a teenager, and latet when he's an adult and plotting a fascist coup.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Until in the second season when he begins to wear shoes.
  • Boomerang Bigot: One of his defining characteristics. He's extremely xenophobic towards half-breeds and cross-species families, as evident in his attitude towards Alfred being raised by a mole. However, he himself is half-blackbird, and absolutely loathes himself for it.
  • The Bully: Dolf is this during his childhood. He torments Alfred for having a mole as a father and blackmails Pikkie into stealing things for him.
  • Canon Foreigner: Dolf is one of the few characters that was created exclusively for the animated series.
  • Inexplicably Tailles: He has a tail as a child and a teenager, and still has one as an adult. However it dissappears whenever he's wearing pants.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Dolf likes to tell people to "kras op!" ("bug off!")
    • He uses "Kra!" in German dub.
  • Clever Crows: Dolf is a highly intelligent person who happens to be a crow.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Some people in the comments of german Alfred J. Kwak videos refer to him as "Kradolf".
    • "Pirkko" used to be a thing in the finnish [[webOriginal/Youtube Poops Youtube Poops]](called STP or SinäTuubaPaska, wordmixed from "Korppi".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He lost his mother when he was very young and it is implied that his father was an alcoholic.
  • Day of the Jackboot: During the Crow's Party arc, Dolf uses his fascist party to take power in Great Waterland, forcing Alfred and his friends to flee to the neighboring country.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Alfred and Dolf get into a fight after school, and in the process Alfred discovers Dolf's beak is actually covered in shoe polish to hide the fact that it's yellow; Dolf is so embarrassed that he runs away crying.
  • Deranged Animation: In the last episode his expressions are drawn all weird.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Dolf reacts to a rat revealing his yellow beak, thereby humiliating him in public, by vowing to exterminate every rat and mouse on the planet.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": His finnish name is Korppi, which means raven, and the rest of the dub refers to Dolf as being a raven as opposed to the original dub calling him a crow.
  • The Dragon: Sometimes acts as this to Rokodil in the second season.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Kra in German and Korppi in Finnish. The Finnish name of the National Crow's Party is Kansallinen Korppipuolue (Finnish for National Ravens Party), which carries an implication he named it after himself.
    • For an unknown reason, the finnish translation of the panini sticker book calls him Roopenote .
  • Evil Counterpart: To Alfred. They both experience traumas during childhood — Alfred loses his parents and siblings soon after he hatched and ends up twice in a cell on ungrounded charges, while Dolf has serious issues with his origins (see Parental Issues below). Dolf bullies Alfred for being raised by a mole while dying his yellow beak black out of fear of being bullied himself. At adulthood, both birds prove themselves to be highly capable and charismatic, but unlike Dolf, Alfred doesn't let his past traumas to influence his presence and justify selfish and evil acts.
  • Demoted to Dragon: He's reduced to being K. Rokodil's minion in season 2.
  • Evil Laugh: At the end of the first episode of the Reign Of Dolf arc.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In the English dub.
  • Fantastic Racism: See above. Also Dolf's parents. ("At some level, you have to pity other birds for being so disgusting.")
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can present himself as very charming when he wants to be, but when things don't go his way he immediately shows his true colors.
  • Final Solution: To complete Dolf's resemblance to Adolf Hitler, he resolves to kill every mouse (mice have long been used as an analogy for the Jews, see Maus for instance) on the planet because they (actually a rat, but Dolf seemingly makes no difference between them) angered him.
  • Friendly Enemy: Alfred and Dolf have this dynamic throughout the first season, before Dolf crosses the Moral Event Horizon in the Reign Of Dolf arc. Even when Dolf vengefully confronts Alfred after he has been defeated, Alfred seems more concerned about his former frenemy's mental well-being than about the things Dolf might do to him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Sort of; Dolf had a rather crappy childhood. It's made relatively clear though that a crappy childhood excuses nothing. After all, Alfred himself had a relatively crappy childhood too.
  • Harmless Freezing: In a later episode, Dolf hides from Alfred in a freezer. As soon as Alfred opens the door, the frozen-solid Dolf comes tumbling out.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: He's at his most powerful during the Crow's Party arc at the end of season 1, when he's the fascist dictator of Great Waterland. After his regime is toppled, he's forced to spend most of season 2 as a Psycho for Hire working for other villains.
  • Karma Houdini: Dolf is the king of these. Even after becoming the fascist dictator of all of Great Waterland, he's not persecuted for his crimes (although he has to flee the country), and even comes back later to legally run for presidency in the elections.
  • Meaningful Name: "Dolf" is the Dutch form of "Adolf", popular among Dutch fascists during the country's occupation. Although sometimes it's a short form for "Rudolf".
  • Milking the Giant Cow: When holding speeches in the Crows' Party episodes, much like Hitler.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Come on, guess! Doubles as Names to Run Away from Really Fast for obvious reasons.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: Dolf, the Adolf Hitler expy, is a German bird. While he is referred to as a crow, his crooked beak recalls the German Imperial Eagle.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: A half-breed crow named Dolf founds the National Crows Party and takes over Great Waterland in a fascist coup. He also likes to constantly talk about how much superior crows are and decides to exterminate all mice over a personal humiliation (his yellow beak being revealed to his followers by said mouse).
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: He's very blatantly based on Adolf Hitler and Napoléon Bonaparte.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Dolf's parents are a crow and a blackbird. Dolf has a yellow beak to show for it.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Dolf leads a fascist coup of Great Waterland after building up his own political movement and making public speeches denouncing the King's terrible spending and that he doesn't take his job very seriously. While Dolfabsolutely right about those things and his own popularity with the people is what gets him into power, he is actually only interested in seizing the throne for himself. After deposing the King, he immediately names himself Emperor and becomes even more tyrannical than his predecessor.
  • Only One Name: Seems to be the case. Not even the lawyer calls him anything but "Dolf".
  • Parental Issues: A significant reason why Dolf is so messed up: his mother was a blackbird, which greatly shames him since he wants to be a full-blood crow. Worse, she apparently dies while Dolf is still young, resulting in Dolf's father becoming an alcoholic.
  • Pokémon Speak: Dolf's name in the German dub is Kra ("Caw"), the sound crows make, and his Catchphrase when startled or annoyed.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: As said before, he's basically bird version of Hitler. During the Crow's Party arc he rants about racial purity on television.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Dolf gets these when he is in a particularly nasty mood; most prominently when he tries to kill Lispel so he can't tell anybody about Dolf breaching the dike.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: While originally he is a mischievous child due to his upbringing he quickly ascends through the ranks of villainy, at several different points being a fascist dictator, a thief, an arms dealer, and closest the series has to a Big Bad.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: During season 1. Dolf starts out as a child who bullies Alfred but has an understandable Freudian Excuse. As a teenager, he becomes a small-time criminal but they remain somewhat Friendly Enemies. Once he returns as an adult in the Crows' Party arc, however, he has become an evidently genocidal fascist, and stages a coup. After his fall from power, he is forced to live as a gun-for-hire.
  • Take Over the World: Because of an innate fear of being perceived as weak by others, when he's still a child Dolf decides that one day he will simply rule over everyone and everything. Moreover, when he stages his coup he outright declares that he simply wants power for its own sake. A dream he has in the final episode reveals that despite many years having passed he still harbours this desire.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Under Dolf's rule, citizens are punished for referring to him as anything but "President Dolf".
  • Time Stands Still: In the finale, Dolf dreams about bulldozing a massive, multi-story hourglass, and promptly presents an ultimatum to the world that everything will stop unless he is named the ruler of the world.
  • The Usurper: In the "Crows Party" arc, Dolf uses his new fascist party to throw King Franz Ferdinand out of his palace and declare himself Emperor Dolf I.
  • Villain Ball: Dolf has one of these implanted in his skull. You may have noticed he is really not a nice person.
  • Villain Has a Point: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk not to trust him, he's correct to say that King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and no one's doing enough to rectify the growing unemployment. Similar to how Adolf Hitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment and seemingly actively doing something to stabilize the country. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that his irresponsibility contributed to Dolf's uprising. Also, Dolf's claim of the monarchy being outdated gains weight during the second season when King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president (which is ironically something Dolf predicted would happen long before his coup d'état).
  • Villainous Breakdown: On several occasions when his plans are foiled. Especially prominent is when he loses the presidential elections to Ollie, and walks off into the sunset with crazy eyes while muttering to himself how he's the only one fit to rule, and later when he gets arrested after stealing Professor Paljas' formula for a clean automobile fuel.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Dolf, both times that he tries to become president of Great Waterland. The second time is especially egregious considering he staged a fascist coup the first time.
  • We Can Rule Together: Dolf twice offers this to Alfred, first when he's looking for money to fund a political party, second when he's found the money elsewhere and is already in the process of seizing power in the entire country.
  • We Will Meet Again: After Alfred destroys Dolf's fascisct coup, Dolf and his associates are forced to flee. Just before he does that, he shows up at Alfred's door, and warns him that he may have won this time, but that one day he'll come back and be powerful again.
  • Whole Costume Reference: His Napoleon attire from the Reign Of Dolf arc.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Dolf makes repeated mentions of how breaking his wing when falling down the well messed it up for life, and how it still aches periodically.
  • War for Fun and Profit: Dolf's last villanous occupation is a combination of arms dealer and warmonger.
  • You Are What You Hate: Dolf's not a full-blooded crow; His mother was a blackbird, though he darkens his yellow beak with shoe polish to hide it.
  • Your Size May Vary: As a grown-up, Dolf is generally drawn to be taller than Alfred, but sometimes he's depicted as downright minuscule to make him seem like The Napoleon especially when he's on his fascist dictator power trip.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: All the handguns he uses in the series are revolvers.

Alfred's family

    Johan Sebastian Kwak 
Alfred's father. Lived in a shoe where he later built a nest for his and Anna's eggs.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the beginning of episode 2.
  • Papa Wolf: He goes through hell to get back an egg stolen from his nest by a hungry eagle.
  • Toothy Bird: He brushes a mouthful of teeth before going to court Anna.

    Anna Kwak 
Alfred's mother. Her maiden name is Anna van de Polder.

    Alfred's siblings 
Alfred's six nameless siblings.

Supporting characters

Adult Ollie wearing a suit.
One of Alfred's childhood friends, and escapes Dolf's regime with him after they're arrested. After the king steps down, Ollie wins the election and becomes Great Waterland's first president.
  • Adaptational Species Change: The finnish translation of the Panini sticker book insists that he's a crane.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Like Alfred, he's voiced by a woman.
    • This makes sense in-universe, as the series' world is set somewhere between the middle ages and the nineties and Ollie thus might not have access to testosterone shots.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Olli in Finnish and Lolly in Hebrew.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In the original Dutch version, female pronouns are used at first used for Ollie before everybody starts using male pronouns mid-series. Most dubs stick with one set of pronouns, however.

Pikkie as a child.

Alfred's classmate.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to him after episode 10? The only sign of him between that and the finale is a cameo in professor Ramses' university class.
  • Back for the Finale: In the final episode after Alfred has has rescued Winnie who had been kidnapped by Dolf and they return to Alfred's house in the middle of the night, Alfred's friends and allies across the series, Snel amongst them, are waiting and throw a surprise birthday party for him.

    Winnie Wana
Winnie Wana in her first appearance.

The oldest child of the Wana family and Alfred's love interest. She first meets Alfred while the Wanas are hiding on a train to Great Waterland to escape Atrique's police.
  • Canon Foreigner: Prior to the 1989 series, Winnie was originally a comic only character that debuted in 1987.
  • Damsel out of Distress: When Dolf kidnaps Winnie, she manages to wiggle out of her bindings and pick up a chair to bash his head in — except that Alfred gets there first.
  • Dub Name Change: She's named Iiris Wana in the Finnish dub.
    • The finnish translation of the Panini sticker book calls her "Vinni" instead.

    Tom Wana

Winnie's little brother.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears shoes and a hat.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears after episode 30.
  • Back for the Finale: Appears at the end of the last episode but has no speaking role.
  • Values Dissonance: In episode 30, he thinks he has to "keep an eye on" Winnie when he figures that her feelings for Alfred are serious.
  • Dub Name Change: The finnish translation of the Panini sticker book spells his name as "Toom".
  • Humanlike Animal Aging: Tom's clearly a child and in episode 33 says he's almost thirteen years old (though the statement is made in Alfred's dream, and Alfred himself seemed to age differently despite being same speciesnote ).

    Kwa Wana

The leader of the black ducks' resistance in Atrique, which is heavily based on Apartheid-era South Africa. He escaped to Great Waterlands with his wife and children only to leave Winnie and Tom with Alfred, and return to Atrique with Blanche to continue the fight after attaining their citizenship. He's based on Nelson Mandela.

    Blanche Wana

Kwa Wana's wife.

    Von Paljas 
A polar bear inventor Alfred meets and befriends after traveling to the north pole in order to stop whalers.
  • Beary Friendly: He's a polar bear who tries to save whales and befriends Alfred.
  • Billingual Bonus: "Scheisse" is German for "shit".
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Von Pallas in Finnish.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Capable of crafting random Schitzo Tech.
  • Gratuitous German: Notably, "Ja!" and "Scheisse!"
  • Herr Doktor: He's German in at least the original Dutch dub.
  • Never Say "Die": While the series usually averts this hard, Von Paljas, for whatever reason, says his spaceship crashing into the Himalayas would "destroy" him and Alfred.
  • Omni Disciplinary Scientist: Professor Paljas, adult Alfred's friend and ally, who is apparently an expert in mechanical engineering, rocket science, Egyptology, and linguistics, among other things. Slightly averted when he mentions that global warming is not his field, but played completely straight otherwise.
  • Poirot Speak: Professor Paljas has a habit of mixing random German words into his sentences, to the point where some of what he says becomes absolutely incomprehensible.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a professor, but his field is never specified.

     Inspector Sherlock 
A basset hound police inspector.

    Captain Stoppel 
A walrus captain.

     Lisa Stoppel 
Captain stoppel's wife.

     Pel the pelican 
A pelican who appears as a bus driver, king Radbout's driver, Stoppel's friend who keeps a lighthouse, and later as king Franz's driver.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Pel appears as a bus driver, king Radbout's driver, a lighthouse keeper, and then king Franz's driver.
  • Recurring Extra: Shows up in the background after the fishing arc, for example as Franz Ferdinand's driver when he gis exiled and when he returns to Waterland at the end of episode 25.

    Professor Ramses 
A cat professor from the university and Von Paljas' old friend.
  • Modest Royalty: He's a part of a royal family, but lives as an ordinary university teacher in Great Waterland.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: He looks like he could be the identical twin brother of his cousin, who works as a seer in The Land Of Pyramids and apparently belongs to an ancient Egyptian royal family.
  • Vague Age: He looks excatly like his cousin, who's the grandfather of an adult woman.

     Alfred's teacher 
A dog named Bas who's Alfred's teacher.

     The White Queen 
An apparently magical chess piece that can turn into a living... thing that's shaped like a human from the waist up and has no lower body.

     Malahydama (of Mala Hidama) 
A yeti living in the Himalayas, whom Alfred and Von Paljas meet when they fly there.

     Professor Tsjang 
A koala maritime biologist who has won a Nobel prize.

     Prince Shallaman 
The prince of Salem.

     Princess Budor 
The princess of Yil.

     The king of Salem 
Shallaman's father.

An ancient hermit crab who gives Alfred and henk advice in their fight against K. Rokodil's fishing business.

A sawfish Parmezanidas knows. Apparently he's in the shady business.
  • Dub Name Change: Kerkko in the finnish dub. His companion's name is translated as Jarkko.

     Cleo Kat-Kammon 
The ruler of a tribe of cats in Pyramidland.

     Professor Kells 
A professor of law who travels to Salem with Stoppel and Alfred. He's a tiny owl.

     Ollie's kids 
Ollie's five children.

     Ollie's wife 
Ollie's wife, another stork.

     Doctor Livingston 
A friend of Von Paljas' who explores the Arlon continent, and believes he has found the origin point of rainbows.

An Arlonian native from the tribe Livingston had been living with. He acts as the expedition party's guide.

     The Dragon 
The dragon in the Sinatran volcano. Revealed to be from outer space.

     Alem Palem 
The sinatran governor who helps Alfred, Von Paljas, and Stoppel to get to the volcano.

One of Palem's men.

     Queen Nora 
A queen from the Arlon continent and the guardian of the pot of gold, a position she inherited from her mother. Her dialogue indicates she has some kind of psyching abilities.

     King Alexander 
The king of Pyramidland.

     The king of Reedland 
The king of Reedland and Radbout's cousin.

     General Brüll 
A general in Reedland's army.

The brown rat who appears in Alfred's dream about Dryland. He shows alfred around and explains the country's situation and why it isn't getting better despite the foreign aid.

     Leifeet the singer 
A swan singer whom Alfred and Henk see on television. He later appears in Alfred's dream.
  • Dub Name Change: Leevi Laulaja in the finnish dub. It's unclear if it's supposed to be interpreted as "Leevi the singer" like first name and profession, or "Leevi Singer” like a full name.
  • Take That!: To celebrities who only do charity as a publicity stunt.

     Vlier the apotechary 
The owner of a Polderstadt apotechary. Dolf makes Pikkie steal elephant pills from him.

     Stampf the elephant 
An ill elephant who visits Vlier's apotechary. His very strong, elephant-only medication is making him recover so fast even his doctor is amazed.

     Sheikh Alham 
The ruler of an unnamed middle eastern country. His ancestor accidentally freed The Evil Genie of Darkness 200 years ago but trapped him again. His family has kept the bottle in their possession anfåd guarded it since, until it's stolen from the palace in a break-in.

Sheikh Alham's fifteen year old son.

     The tigers 
The two tigers Alham sends to recover the bottle at any cost.

     The newscaster 
A sunglasses-wearing orangutan newscaster who's literally everywhere?
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Obviously he's a newscaster, but he also goes literally anywhere to report and also does weather forecasting.

A circus ringmaster.

A trapeze artist in Valentino's circus whom Alfred develops a crush on.
  • Ambiguous Species: Is she a really pale duck, or a swan or something else? What's with the red ring around her neck?

The human tamer in valentino's circus.
  • Unknown Rival: Alfred becomes jealous when he realizes Horst is either in a relationship with or just making moves on Jersomina. Horst never finds out about it.

The clown in valentino's circus.

     Leo the human 
The nonsapient circus human who is used the same way old-timey circuses used lions. He also acts like a normal animal, not possessing ability to speak or the human-level sapience all the actual animals in the series do.
  • Little Bit Beastly: He has a weird troll tail with a tuft at the end.
  • Acrofatic: His tricks are pretty impressive for hus size and body type.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The dark-skinned Leo is the only human in the series, is treated like and actually acts like an animal, and is used in a circus. just having white animal-humans somewhere in the show would have noticeably lessened this.

Von Paljas' seer friend who's the mayor in the Land of Two's poverty-stricken south.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He randomly shows up in episode 43 consulting Dolf from a crystal ball. His first proper appearance happens in episode 45.
  • Dub Name Change: Pippo in the finnish dub.

Waterland's ambassador to the Land of Two.

A clown who owns a magic violin and lives in the moon, and apparently has psychic powers because he's able to contact Von paljas' seer friend in his dreams.

     Dr. Parses 

A toucan doctor working in a hospital in Land of Two's south capital.

  • Satellitecharacter

A bear working in dr. Parses' hospital.

The king & his court

     As a whole 
The King's council that consists of, among others, colonel Rangpang, Sir Poen, The Archbishop, and The Secretary Of The Treasury.—-
  • Decadent Court: They are happy to jail an innocent man and steal in order to maintain their lavish lifestyle during the country's economic hardships. Well, everybody but Franz Ferdinand himself. He hesitates, but is quickly convinced to do what the council wants.
  • Heel Realization: Dolf's coup give many of them a reality check, in particular the King. Colonel Rangpang and Poen van Kalekoen take the time to apologize to Alfred for their theft before they escape Dolf.
  • Villainous Glutton: They immediately spend Alfred's money on banquets.
  • Royally Screwed Up: Radbout is actually violently insane, though his son Franz is just very lazy and stupid.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what happens to them after Franz Ferdinand abdicates.

    King Franz Ferdinand 
The King of Waterland and the son of King Radbout. Franz seems to be a little divorced from reality and used to living in luxury, but is a mostly good person. He never wanted to be a king and eventually steps down to make Great Waterlands a republic.
  • Abdicate the Throne: In season 2, he decides to step down and let his people elect a president.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Episode 6 of the Finnish dub calls him prince Rohkea and his father Leijonamieli III. In all later episodes Franz is consistently called Leijonamieli III and his father is not named.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the animated series, King Franz Ferdinand is a lot more sympathetic and likeable compared to his role in the original musical where he was the main antagonist.
  • Animal Stereotypes: He's a lion and a king.
  • Big Bad: Only in the stage musical and the 1987 comic adaptation, where he's a Psychopathic Manchild who steals Alfred's money and is ultimately killed.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: His father, Radbout, is never seen again after Franz Ferdinand ascends to the throne. Since his son is the new King after the Time Skip he probably died in the interim, but it's never mentioned.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Leijonamieli III in Finnish.
  • Manchild: In the original musical, the King acted very childish. He starts giggling after he addresses the audience by making them cheer by raising his hands.
  • Reluctant Ruler: He never wanted to be a king.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Because of his priviledged upbringing, Franz has little understanding of the things commoners go through.
  • Rightful King Returns At the end of the Crow's Party arc, when Dolf is dethroned and escapes. Interestingly, Franz doesn't seem to return the money Dolf had taken from the commoners by force.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Doesn't seem to understand lots of things. Dolf's take-over of his kingdom is a great learning experience for him.
  • Shout-Out:
    • His original name refers to archduke Franz Ferdinand von Habsburg.
    • "Kuningas Leijonamieli" is commonly used as a stock name for fictional kings in Finland, referring to King Richard the Lionheart.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His negligence leads to Dolf being able to take over all of Great Waterland and usurp him without any resistance. However, this does lead the king to realize what a fool he's been all along.
  • Upper-Class Twit: King Franz Ferdinand is at first a totally oblivious ruler who neglects his subjects, though when we first see him as a young man it's clear that he didn't particularly want to be king anyway. He spends most of his time in his lemonade baths and swindles Alfred out of a significant sum of money. When Dolf takes over in a fascist coup Franz Ferdinand demonstrates such a level of ignorance that Dolf and his cronies openly laugh at him before exiling the King. Subverted when this leads Franz Ferdinand to reconsider his own actions and he becomes a better ruler after he returns to Great Waterland.
  • What's Up, King Dude?: In season 2, Franz Ferdinand lets Alfred come and go as he pleases, even if the guards don't like it.
  • The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: He's ignorant and bad at his job. He sees the errors of his ways after Dolf's coup and genuinely starts to care for his subjects. He eventually decides to institute a democracy in place of the monarchy.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In his first appearance in episode 6, he has different features and even a different fur colors than in his later appearances as a king.
Missing Mom: No reference is ever made to a queen of Waterland.

    King Radbout 
Franz Ferdinand's father and the previous king.
  • The Caligula: Aside from the gun incidents mentioned below, Radbout also wants to execute an one-year old child for stealing his ruby, and has to be convinced to do as much as arrange a trial.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Radbout is never seen again after Franz Ferdinand ascends to the throne. Since his son is the new King after the Time Skip he probably died in the interim, but it's never mentioned.
    • In episode 12,Dolf tells Hannes and Wannes that Radbout is going to die soon, though he's not shown. This may hint at terminal illness or just old age.
  • Gun Nut: Goes on hunting trips. In a world filled with sentient animals. To shoot birds that might or might not have human-level sentience. He also shoots at a bus because he somehow mistakes the sound it makes for a moose call. Later, he's upset that the start pistol he's given for the triathlon is loaded with blanks, complaining that it isn't any fun that way.
  • Too Important to Walk: In his hunting trip, he's carried around on some kind of a rocking horse by four servants.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He dissappears from the series after episode 6. It can be assumed he dies, because his son ascends to the throne. In episode 12, Dolf says he's confident Radbout would die soon, which implies the king was getting old and/or ill.

    Colonel Rangpang 
An orangutan navy colonel and a part of the king's council.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: With Alfred, to make their way through the NCP-controlled city and sneak into the castle.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle. Even when disguised as a NCP redshirt. Somehow it doesn't strike the enemy as weird.

     Poen van Kalekoen 
A turkey with a seat in the king's court.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Ruupertti in Finnish and just called "the Baron" in English.
  • No Name Given: In the English dub, he's just the Baron.

     Unnamed frog minister 
Franz Ferdinand's closest aide.

     The minister of treasury 
A crocodile minister in charge of the royal family's treasury.

    The Archbishop 
  • Corrupt Church: The Archbishop of Great Waterland seems to be interested only in his personal gain. He initially remains on the sidelines when Dolf prepares to take over the country (citing the fruitful affiliation between the crown and the church), but openly supports his new regime after receiving a hefty bribe.
  • Karma Houdini: During the Crows' Party arc, he conspires with Dolf, but apparently nobody finds out because the archbishop is still in Franz Ferdinand's council in season 2.

     The palace guards 
Weird creatures that guard the palace. They vary in anatomy, but they're all grey and warty.
  • Cartoon Creature: Obviously, nothing like them really exists.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Aside from theor vaguely reptilian appearance, some have fur tufts, bird feet, crocodile faces, and the like.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Basically they all wear random shit. One has a picklehaube and a diaper, one has a viking helmet and a dagger, one has a propeller hat, and more.

Other Villains & Antagonists

  • We Used to Be Friends: While Hannes and Wannes were both seen picking on Alfred and Henk as children, they had a very brief friendship with Alfred and Henk (especially during Alfred's first birthday).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears after the Reign of Dolf arc.
  • Adaptational Species Change: The finnish translation of the Panini sticker book calls them ducks, though in the cartoon proper Wannes says that he's a goose.

  • Dub Name Change:
    • He's named Harri in Finnish.
    • Harry in English.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Wannes is basically the personification of racism during the Apartheid arc.
  • Terrible Trio: Forms one with Dolf and Hannes when they're young.
  • Those Two Guys: With Hannes until he dissappears from the series after season 1, and Wannes makes his following appearances alone.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Wannes starts out as one half of Dolf's duo of mostly harmless, dim-witted henchmen. Following a Time Skip, he becomes a well-dressed, wealthy goose who is openly racist against black ducks, to the point where he relentlessly hounds the Wana family and tries to get them arrested.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's a racist asshole, but balks at the idea of actually killing people. After the flood he helped Dolf engineer in the election episode, he's clearly terrified from the beginning, tries to drink it away after the deed and news of people dying, and finally goes to Alfred and the police to witness against his former friend.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Does not appear again after the election episodes. Given what he got involved with in those episodes, he may have gone to prison.
  • Adaptational Species Change: The finnish translation of the Panini sticker book calls them ducks, though in the cartoon proper Wannes says that he's a goose.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He starts wearing glasses at The beginning of season 2, where he's at his most villainous.
  • Broken Pedestal: Towards Dolf in episodes 43 and 44, largely in 44 but there already are shades of this in episode 43. You can see him grow increasingly terrified of Dolf and his actions.

An octopus spy first seen spying for Sparrowland. He has some kind of a compulsion about telling people things (for a price, of course).
  • Dub Name Change: Liero Lonkero ("sneaky/louse tentacle(s)") in Finnish.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He's so horrified that Dolf actually attempted to murder him for knowing too much that he willingly tells Alfred about Dolf's secrets.
  • Only in It for the Money: Lispel will spy on anybody and sell the information to whoever pays him the most, but objects when asked to perform sabotage, and only agrees to do it when threatened.
  • Principles Zealot: Of all people, maybe as part of his Blue-and-Orange Morality. When somebody has paid him to disclose secres, he simply has to tell them (even if the buyer alredy knows the secrets). Not disclosing information that has been paid for literally makes him sick.
  • Stealthy Cephalopod: Lispel seems to be an octopus (he has suckers on his tentacles like an octopus), yet strangely refers to himself as a jellyfish. Either way, he is a freelance spy who will work for anyone who is willing to pay him for his services. It should be noted that the Dutch word for jellyfish, kwal, can also refer to a slimy and untrustworthy person. So even though Lispel looks and behaves like an octopus, the Punny Name was probably too good to pass up. He also uses Sssssnake Talk.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: "It's 'mr. Jellyfish' to you." Nevermind that he's pretty clearly not an actual jellyfish.

A hippo who acted as Dolf's closest aide furing his stint as a dictator. He reappears in the final episode, still loyal to Dolf, to help him escape prison.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He sees the writing on the wall when Dolf loses all his money and flees. He leaves a note for Dolf advising him to do the same before he's arrested when the King returns.
  • Named Aftersomebody Famous: The meaning behind his english name, Hermann, is very apparent when you consider the context he appears in.

    Mayor K. Rokodil 
A ruthless businessman whose car killed Alfred's parents and siblings.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's married to a quail. They are also said to have children (who never appear in person). Whether they're his biological children or not is left unexplained.
  • Karma Houdini: For most of the series, he gets away with everything.
  • Punny Name: His name in the finnish dub is K. Rokodiili. The actual finnish word for crocodile is krokotiili, while diili means "deal" as in a business deal.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Like king Franz, Rokodil looks completely different in his first two appearances than he does for the rest of the series (episodes 1, 2, and the chess queen episodes). His skin is a different color and he's wearing different clothes.
  • High-Class Glass: In his initial design.

     Nina Rokodil 
Rokodil's equally greedy wife.

A hippo scientist working for K. Rokodil.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Is shocked when Rokodil decides to kill the people protesting his fishing ship who are blocking their way, though he doesn't do anything about it.
  • Only in It for the Money: Hannibal is happy to design whatever K. Rokodil needs, regardless of its intended purpose.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time, unless he's shocked.
  • Affably Evil: Always acts rather chipper and without any care about what his devices can do or what they're used for.
  • Foil / Shadow Archetype: Can be seen as one to professor Von Paljas, at least in the fishing arc. Both of them are technological geniuses, but while Von Paljas does everything to protect nature and animals, Hannibal cheerfully disregards everything in the name of money and scientific advancement. They both act nice, though during the fishing arc it's Von Paljas who's shown losing his temper, while Hannibal remains nonchalant/cheerful until Rokodil plots to murder the protesting fishermen and their families.

A hippo with glasses, and brown hair and mustache, who works for/with K. Rokodil in episode 1 and more in season 2. Gets arrested alongside Rokodil in episode 51.
  • Accidental Misnaming: The english dub insists that he's Hannibal. While he and Hannibal never show up in the same episode, Hannibal shows up between this guy's appearances looking the same he always did, and the finnish dub gives this guy a different name.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • The finnish dub calls him Virta Heponen, a pun on "virtahepo" (finnish word for "hippo").
    • The german dub calls him "Hippo Nilpferd" ("Hippo Hippo"). It's unclear of that's his full name or if it's supposed to be understood as "Hippo the Hippo").

A cat bandit who's usually shown trying to eat small people and children. He dissappears from the series after resisting arrest when he's suspected of burglary.
  • Cats Are Mean: Tries to eat Henk, child Dolf and Alfred, and The White Queen.
  • Carnivore Confusion: He's a dangerous criminal and known to eat others (including little children). He is never charged for this, when he ends up in prison it's for other crimes.
  • Danger — Thin Ice: In an early episode taking place in Alfred's youth during winter, it's mentioned that the lake has frozen over, and after Alfred goes missing Henk worries that he fell through the ice and drowned. Alfred actually fell into an empty well with the school bully Dolf and is stuck there, before they're discovered by the hungry cat Krabnagel. In the climax, Henk saves Alfred by distracting Krabnagel, who then pursues him onto the ice and because of his much larger weight ends up breaking it. However, Krabnagel survives thank to Harmless Freezing, as he returns in later episodes.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • He's named Karski-Katti in Finnish.
    • Kratznagel in german.
  • Expressive Mask
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Sans shoes.
  • Harmless Freezing: He survives being frozen in a block of ice and sinking into a lake.
  • Running on All Fours: When following scents and attacking.
  • Sapient Eat Sapient: He tries to eat Dolf and Alfred when they're children, and chased Henk on two separate occasions. He tries to kill Alfred again when he's a teenager, and also attacks The White Queen.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Dissappears from the series after being accused of burglary, resisting arrest, and shooting at the police. Given the strict laws of Great Waterlands at the time, his other crimes, and the fact the real burglar (Dolf) was never exposed, it's possible Krabnagel was sentenced to death.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal

     Igor a.k.a Peter 
A spy from Sparrowland who later defects and helps Alfred and his friends escape NCP, going to Broad Reedlands with them.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Iiro/Petteri in Finnish.
  • Fake Nationality: He pretends to be natives to Broad Reedlands while in actuality being from Sparrowland.
  • Improbable Age: He's around Alfred's age (a few years old at most) while doing the spying.

     Sparrowland general 
Igor's superior on the mission to infiltrate Sea Wolf.
  • Commie Land: Sparrowland seems to be one, and at least the finnish dub gives him a russian accent.

     Bart Beton 
A beaver who's the CEO of the Concrete Company that had a part in destroying the home of Alfred's parents and Henk. Later appears in episodes 26, 31, and 32.

     Mr. Knox 
A dog investor who first appears in episode 26 as Rokodil's funder, and later runs for president in episodes 43 and 44.

     The Poodle 
A female poodle that only shows up in the 26th episode. She's mr. Knox's secretary during their visit to the Himalayas.
  • Gratuitous French: In the Dutch version, she speaks while also mixing in some french language.

     The Evil Spirit of Darkness 
An evil genie that terrorized sheik Alham's homeland two thousand years ago.
  • Almighty Idiot: He is very powerful, but he's also incredibly stupid. He was tricked into letting himself be trapped back in the bottle and almost fell for the same trick again before remembering it.
  • Forgetful Jones: He forgot about the trick that the traveler used on him and only remembered as he was about to fall for it again.
  • For the Evulz: He terrorized the land and killed people for fun.
  • Green and Mean: He has bluish green skin and is evil.
  • Jackass Genie: He doesn't grant wishes, he just goes around destroying and killing.
  • The Omnipotent: Claims to be, yet he has weaknesses and can't escape the bottle.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He vowed to eat whoever freed him from the bottle as an act of revenge against the almighty one for imprisoning him.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Relatively speaking. The show was not without dark themes, but the Spirit is far more terrifying than any other villain in the series. A flashback montage shows him to have destroyed entire cities and killed many people, including children, on a whim.
  • Weakened by the Light: His eyes are very sensitive to light.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tries to eat Alfred and is shown to have killed children in the past.

     Dolf's parents 
Dolf's father Schor, and Dolf's unnamed mother.

     Rap the hawk 
The hawk who tries to steal the egg Alfred, and later stalks hatchling Alfred before getting beaten up by Henk.

The leader of a tribe in Arlon. When the expedition party arrives to his territory via a waterfall, he tries to boil Alfred alive.
  • Cannibal Tribe: His tribe apparently eats anything that comes through the waterfall. Including an expedition party.
  • Hollywood Natives: Tam-Tam's people are dangerous cannibals ruled by tradition and superstition.

     The witch 
A witch who initially appears as an (apparently) living book illustration. She then appears to Alfred when Ollie's children are asleep and tries to make him marry her.

     Nikiloko Poen 
A rich Sinatran monkey who owns a third of the island, including the volcano Alfred, Stoppel, and Von paljas need to go to. Nikiloko makes them pay a large sum for passage, and plans to turn the volcano phenomenon into an expensive tourist attraction.

     The king of Yil 
Princess Budor's father.
  • Adult Fear: Salem abducts his daughter, uses her life to blackmail him, and he doesn't know if she's being treated humanely.
  • Bad Boss: Repeatedly manhandles acsubordinate in rage.
  • Easy Evangelism: Gives into the idea of truce and unificstion of Yil and Salem in a few minutes, though in a tired way.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper

     Mr. Hoto 
A Nipponese businessman who's interested in buying Von Paljas' submarine. Their golf game is initially just a part of the negotiations, but when they disagree about the submarine's name they make a bet that the winner can choose the name.

     The golf instructor 
A golf teacher hired by Von Paljas. When Winnie comes along, he neglects actually teaching Alfred and instead tries to get close to her, infuriating Alfred.
  • Hands-On Approach: First he touches Winnie's butt under the pretense of showing her a good position. Later he does the more traditional variant of this trope.

     Michael Duckson 
A world famous pop star Winnie has a crush on.
  • Bishounen: Drawn like this.
  • Broken Pedestal: After Duckson has spent the dinner flirting with Winnie and trying to get her into bed his wife Carmen, whose existence Winnie wasn't aware of, suddendly shows up. After learning that Duckson is a liar and a cheater, Winnie leaves.
  • The Casanova
  • Expy: Of Michael Jackson.
  • Nice Hat: His white and blue fedora in Winnie's daydream.

     The casino owner 
The owner of a casino in Moreena Dolf is in massive debt to. He almost has Dolf killed before he proves he can pay, and then tries to make him give him the whole pot of gold.

     The casino owner's minion 
A coyote who works for the casino owner. He makes dolf meet the owner and waits for the order to kill him over his debt, but the casino owner tells him off after finding out Dolf has become rich.

     The king of the Land of Two 
The king of the Land of Two, who naturally lives in the rich north.

     The ministers of the Land of Two 
The king's classist ministers, who naturally live in the rich north. The bullterrier chancellor Borund is the only named one.
  • Dog Stereotype: Borund is a villain, though in a completely different way from the usual bullterrier stereotype.

Characters exclusive to the original stage musical

     The Fox 
The fox that Alfred encounters in the musical.

     The Ladder
The Ladder as played by Herman Van Veen.
An effeminate talking french ladder that helps Alfred as he's heading towards the king's castle.

     The River
A talking river that helps Alfred.


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