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    Jacob Luke "Jake" Long 
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"From the J to the A to the K to the E, I'm the Mac-Daddy Dragon from the NYC, ya heard!"
Voiced by: Dante Basco

At thirteen (later fourteen) years old, Jake appears to be just your average skateboarding, comic book-loving teen. Unbeknownst to many, though, Jake is actually a fire-breathing dragon whose job is to protect a secret world consisting of leprechauns, mermaids, unicorns and other magical creatures.


  • Achilles' Heel: According to Fu Dog (and Jake himself), Haley is this. Also, as a dragon, he has a weak point located behind the left ear.
  • Act of True Love: In "Homecoming", he wishes Rose was never taken by the Huntsclan, sacrificing his chance to have a relationship with her to not only save her life but give her the normal life she wants.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • His dad calls him "Jakers" and several other embarrassing nicknames.
    • Trixie calls him "Jakie".
  • Ambiguously Christian: He mentions in "Act 4, Scene 15" that Rose's condo is bigger than his church, but it's unclear if he meant that literally or was just using churches in general as a standard of comparison.
  • Amazon Chaser: After he, Trixie, and Spud accidentally walk in on Rose doing an intense workout in "Ski Trip", Jake excitedly comments on how Rose is "totally buff".
  • Anime Hair: Justified and Lampshaded as a liberal use of gel.
  • Anti-Hero: Mainly he acts like as a Knight in Sour Armor. His tendency to use lethal force against some magical creatures might boost him up to a Pragmatic Hero, however he only does this when the magical creature in question is exceedingly dangerous or tough enough to handle blows.
  • The Apprentice: Justified, part of his training for becoming a fully-fledged dragon, Jake is the dragon apprentice of his grandfather Lao-shi. This is a common practice amongst the dragons, but he’s the first to have a relative be the master (this is due to Lao-shi requesting it, as he feared that the Dark Dragon would seek out Jake later on).
  • Art Evolution: A pretty jarring case; in season 1 his dragon form is pretty big (resembling a Western dragon), but in season 2 his form is much more wiry.
  • Balloon Belly: More than once he’s had one.
    • He briefly had one in “The Egg” from eating a factory full of peanutbutter covered eastereggs.
    • He gained a more permanent one from going on an eating binge during “Furious Jealousy” because there weren’t many threats around for him to fight.
  • Battle Couple: With Rose. While they more often fight each other, there are still moments when they fight as a team, such as against the Aztec Guardian Serpent in the opening of "Breakout" or against the Chimera in "Dreamscape".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally, he's pretty laid back, but if you threaten the Magical World and make him think that his girlfriend has betrayed him, you just might end up being thrown into a steel elevator door.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Does genuinely care for Haley, though it doesn't show up often. Nonetheless, threaten her and you will be in for a world of hurt.
  • Big Eater: Shown to be this in "Furious Jealousy". Jake really likes his junk food. Also exemplified in "Flight of the Unicorn", where he turns it up to eleven by eating three servings of streetfood in a single mouthful, or a corndog that's been laying on the ground.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Even more evident in season one.
  • Book Dumb: Justified and subverted, Jake is by no means stupid, but he doesn’t do well academically for several very good reasons.
    • Jakes’ dragon duties together with the training leaves him little time to do his homework and sometimes directly interferes with his attendance at school, in season two, it has gotten to the point that he’s not even in the yearbook. In fact, Lao-Shi and Fu at times unintentionally sabotage his efforts to get schoolwork done, show up for school (not even to have his picture taken) or even stay awake in class. Examples include Fu who gets Jake to an Ogre Ball match (which went into quadruple overtime) or Lao-Shi by cutting up his homework with scissors to help visualize an old saying. That he also sometimes must do his dragon duties while at school, whether by being a bodyguard or by directly leaving school doesn’t help his case either. Prior to Jake assuming his dragon duties, he was noted by Principal Derceto to have been an honor student at his school.
    • Another reason is the teachers, specifically Rotwood, a man who not only is an unfair teacher whom Jake naturally doesn’t get along with, but also doesn’t know his subject, magic and magical creatures, as well as Jake does. That Jake regularly antagonizes Rotwood right back or goofs off in class with his friends does not smooth things over.
  • Breath Weapon: Fire, like most other dragons in the series.
  • Brooklyn Rage: He speaks with a strong Brooklyn accent and is the American Dragon.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Occasionally. At other times, he and Haley are at each other's throats.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-Caucasian, half-Chinese.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Dragon up!"
    • "Aww man!"
  • Chick Magnet: He has mutual attraction with Rose, who is his primary love interest. And during "Siren Says", he got into a Love Triangle with Danika and Vicky.
    • Then there’s Jasmine whom almost immediately agrees to a date with him and looks longingly after him as he leaves with Fu.
    • Similarly in “Halloween Bash” a pair of harpies agree to help him for no other reason than “he’s hot”.
    • Subverted with the Withces of Woodstock, who develops crushes on any man visiting their island.
    • Downplayed with Sara, the first thing she tells him is that he’s cute.
  • The Chosen One: He's the first American Dragon. The theme song even calls him this word-for-word.
  • Clashing Cousins: With Greggy—err, Gregory. Jake dislikes him because of how big a jerk he is.
  • Cool Bike: Subverted, he once had a moped that he drove around school to brag, which was solid gold! He made sure Trixie and Spud had a pair too (and Spuds’ had a little cart).
  • Cool Board: Is a frequent skateboarder alongside his friends, and showcases legitimate skill many times over the series.
  • Child Hater: Zig-zagged, he gets along great with most kids as shown in "A Ghost Story". He does however have a serious dislike of his younger cousins on his mothers’ side, which, considering their gross behavior and general childishness (especially Greggy), is a justified case.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Sometimes. Trixie couldn't tell if she was more disturbed from finding out he owns a leprechaun costume or that he brought it on the ski trip in which he didn't expect to have try and draw out Huntsgirl (he didn't know her identity yet).
  • Create Your Own Villain: His adventures in time travel unintentionally landed a weaker member of the Hunstclan into a pit where he is almost mauled to death. That member grew up to be the Huntsman.
  • Cultural Rebel: Played with, Jake isn’t entirely on board with the division between the magical and the mundane world as the Dragon Council (and Lao-shi) expects the world dragons to be. Evident when he threw a party in “Halloween Bash” for both magical creatures and normal humans letting the two worlds mix (though not without snags here and there). A more obvious example is that he refuses to mindwipe Trixie and Spud, his best friends when they find out about the magical world, despite Lao-shi urging him to.
    • Downplayed when it comes to his very limited knowledge about Chinese New Year traditions, as he’s not culturally Chinese but American, even if he’s ethnically Chinese on his mothers’ side.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Jake Long deconstructs Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World and Disappointing Older Sibling. Jake is The Chosen One, the Dragon Guardian of an unseen magical realm constantly threatened by those that wish to do it harm. This means he is tasked with fighting the supernatural hating Huntsclan and keeping his dragon powers in top form. This causes him to have serious trouble at balancing his schoolwork, his social life, and his duties. His little sister Haley, who often mocks him for his goof-ups, gets an opportunity to be an American Dragon in the penultimate episode and is reduced to a scattered mess within a week because of how stressful it is. She realizes just how tough her brother has it thanks to everything he has to go through and then chews out both her grandfather and her dragon mentor for expecting young children to hoist huge responsibilities without time for fun or any kind of support.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Jake is viewed as this by his family members due to his laziness and immaturity. This ignores the fact that his dragon responsibility is a major part of his life. This is deconstructed in an episode when Haley takes his place as the American dragon, and she sees how hard it really is. Then Haley gains more respect for her older brother.
  • Dragon Ancestry: Jake is a dragon on his mother's side, and his grandfather and little sisters are dragons as well.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Jake dresses up as a Huntsclan student to infiltrate their base in “The Academy” together with Spud, with entertaining and near catastrophic results. He repeats this tactic in “A Befuddled Mind” alongside Trixie, infiltrating Pandarus’ genius institute dressed as Ogre guards, never mind they didn’t have the right size, shape or looks.
  • Driving Test: In one episode, a magical creature turns Jake into an adult and he decides to take a driving test. His driving is so lousy the tester only passes him because he threatens to request the same tester for all next times he takes another driving test.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Not usually, but sometimes he doesn't get the respect he deserves, especially from Haley. At least until she tries his job for a while and realizes how hard it is...
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The girl that he loves regains her memories of him, his dad finally knows his secret and is great with it, and he defeats the greatest foe to all dragons. Plus, with magic, he and Rose can do a long-dudistance relationship more easily.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Gets this in "Homecoming", when Fu Dog tells him that Rose has stolen the Aztec Skulls for the Huntsman. He realizes that Rose was a Fake Defector when she calls on the destruction of the Huntsclan, and she frees him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While he often flirts with girls, he knows that women have to be treated with respect and tells Fu Dog he needs to stop treating the magical beauty contest contestants like objects.
  • Faking the Dead: The only way he can escape the Huntsclan academy in "The Academy" is to ingest a poison that makes him appear skindead.
  • Fantastic Time Management: Played with. Justified and Subverted since Lao-Shi gets Jake a P.M.A (Personal Magical Assistant) named Pix Mc Gee in "Doppel Ganger Gang" to help him manage his schedule. Pix is a sentient calendar and also borderline DrillSergeantNasty towards Jake to get him to do all his chores (Dragon training and around the house). By the end of the episode, Pix does however praise Jake for scheduling his days and getting things done, thus mastering time management. However, it’s also a downplayed case, as his stress and workload are only marginally diminished afterwards, so Jake is still missing out on a ton of things in normal life, such as School photos, spending time with his friends or even getting enough sleep.
  • Fire-Breathing Diner:
    • During Season 1, a random human sees Jake's fire breath and thinks Jake ate spicy food.
    • One episode of Season 2 features Jake eating fries so spicy he needs his fire-breathing to cool down.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: His Halloween costume is his dragon form, out in public for all to see.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Zigzagged. While Jake's laziness and recklessness nature combined with Haley's Child Prodigy nature and maturity would make them the Foolish and Responsible Sibling, respectively, unlike Haley, Jake has shown to handle being the American dragon and handling enemies way better than she does.
  • Generation Xerox: He's a lot how Lao Shi was when he was younger — cocky, flirtatious, reckless, and show-offy.
  • Greed: Temporarily, Jake had this in "Fool’s Gold" where he worked for a clan of leprechauns, getting paid in large amounts of leprechaun gold. He got better at the end. Unlike others fitting this trope, he’s willing to work for the money and still maintain his standards.
  • Guile Hero: For as much as his cockiness can get him in trouble, there are a few instances where he shows off just how clever he can be in battle, such as when he calms a rampaging giant down by tricking him into thinking that the leprechauns he's angry at aren't really there in "Fool's Gold" or when he makes the Dark Dragon think he followed the villain's demands to give the world's dragons a mind control potion by switching the potion with a harmless novelty tea in "Hong Kong Longs".
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Technically, as his mother is from a line of dragons (though not one herself) while his father is an average human. This doesn't seem to have any effect on his powers or the plot, though.
  • Heartbroken Badass: "Half Baked" is revolved around how Rose's disappearance at the end of "The Hunted" has wreaked havoc on his emotional state.
  • The Hero: The main character and his job is to maintain balance between the human and magical worlds.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: He is the local Dragon of North America and is regarded as such by the Magical Community there. Though, not always as much as he would like.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Inverted, Jake's Dragon Ancestry is from his mother, while his father is a mundane human. Although, his mother is technically "human" as well, because the power of transformation skipped her generation.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Enjoys being a dragon, but wants to enjoy all the aspects of growing up. Comes to a point in "Being Human" where he purposely gets himself in trouble to have his dragon chi confiscated so he can enjoy graduating middle school in peace.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Downplayed, he won’t show it, but Jake is definitely capable of several feminine pursuits, using his claws to make heart-shaped pillows (for Rose) or being competent enough with beauty-products to act as a passable stylist for a beauty pageant in “Eye of The Beholder”.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: "Family Business" implies that he has this, due to having a Child Prodigy for a little sister. Being the American Dragon is, in his own words, the one thing he's good at. So, when Haley begins her dragon training and starts outshining Jake, well...
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Obviously, considering that he can transform into a dragon.
  • Interspecies Romance: Rose, a human, is in a relationship with Jake, who's true form is a dragon.
  • Ironic Name: Despite his last name being "Long", he is noticeably short.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A non-romantic reason for the breakup. Before Rose can fully sacrifice herself, Jake wishes that she was never taken by the Huntsclan. The result is her living a different life and their relationship being undone until she sees a picture of them from a dance and regains her other memories.
  • James Bondage: He gets captured a lot. In one episode, he gets captured three times.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jake is cocky, slightly rebellious, vain, and often shirks his responsibilities. However, he also has proven to be caring, loyal, and brave.
  • Jive Turkey: This raised some controversy with his excessive use of street slang. Executive producer Eddie Guzelian admits that the bravado of Jake's character was shaped by Dante Basco's ad-libbing and their own writing, which was supposed to parody the "wannabe MTV gangsta" crowd. Naturally, it was toned down in season 2.
  • Kid Hero: Jake is 13 (14 in season 2) and is The Hero.
  • Lethal Chef: Zig-zagged, he can cook, but if Jakes’ mind is preoccupied, like when he was depressed about Rose, his food can be outright dangerous. In “Half-baked”, it’s mentioned that “Thankfully, the victims survived his peanut brittle with little damage to their braces”. “Victims” is never a good word when cooking’s involved!
  • Love at First Sight: When he first meets Rose.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Does this when he finds himself encountering the Huntsman in battle, often calling him either "Huntspunk" or "Huntsfool".
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: Very much so, his dragon duties intercept all of his daily activities, including dating. In the case of Rose, it becomes a very complicated case, such as in "Act 4 scene 15" where both he, and Rose, repeatedly have to excuse themselves, change and fight over a Macguffin. As soon as Jake realizes that Rose is Huntsgirl, it instantly kills any further dates between them. That is until season 2 rolls around and they can go on dream dates.
    • It also messes up his dates with Danica, at least initially, since he’s forced to suspect her of being a magical assassin.
  • Maybe Ever After: With Rose, thanks to the show being canceled while the two of them are living in different countries. Though Word of God mentions that had there been a third season, Rose would've moved back to New York City and continued her relationship with Jake.
  • Meaningful Name: The Chinese word for dragon is "long". Subverted because it's a coincidence. His surname comes from his father, who's neither Chinese nor a dragon.
  • Mistaken for Own Murderer: When Trixie and Spud stumble upon photos of Jake turning into his dragon form, Spud assumes the dragon ate Jake. Trixie quickly points out the correct conclusion.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Caucasian on his father's side and Chinese on his mother's.
  • Mundane Utility: His grandfather trains him by using his dragon powers to do house chores.
    • Use his tail as a broom.
    • Fangs make useful shears for bonsai trees.
    • A long dexterous dragon tongue is effectively an extra limb, so it's useful for holding a toiletbrush.
  • Multicolored Hair: Jake's natural hair color is black, but the top part of is green. Justified by the incredible amount of hair gel he uses.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Subverted. His first name is American while his last name is a common Chinese family name. However, the latter is from his father's side and he is not Chinese, making it the European version of the name.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: A lot of conflicts resulted from him not taking his job seriously.
  • Nutritional Nightmare: Jake really love his junkfood (corndogs, pizza, fishtaco, caramel popcorn and even things that neither Trixie nor Spud will eat). It’s to the point that he has a secret stash in his closet in case he loses any, which Trixie confiscates to make Jake change his unhealthy habits.
  • One Head Taller: Inverted. Rose is a little taller than him.
  • Papa Wolf: Inverted. Jake becomes enraged at the Jersey Devil for apparently killing his father.
  • Pals with Jesus: Downplayed, but he’s on good enough terms with a few divine creatures.
    • He’s familiar with Cupid and the baby-bodied god trusts Jake enough to leave his effects in the dragons’ care while Cupid is taking a break. Cupid doesn’t even mind that Jake abused his arrows, which Cupid is so chill about, that he even offers Jake words of comfort, and ice cream, when it backfires.
    • Jake is also on civil terms with Marty the Grim Reaper, though Marty still freak him out.
  • Playing with Fire: He's capable of manipulating his fire breath to a great extent, forming it into hearts while sustaining the flame is a small example.
  • Power at a Price: In one episode, Jake drank a potion that temporarily gave him shapeshifting powers. Until it wore off, he couldn't use any of his other powers.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Gives one to the Strigoi, right before bathing them in sunlight.
    Jake: Oh, coffee’s ready, what better way to greet the dawn?
  • Primary-Color Champion:
    • His signature outfit consists of a red jacket with yellow markings, blue jeans, white t-shirt, and white socks.
    • In his dragon form, his scales are mostly red with his stomach being yellow.
  • Protagonist Title: The combination of his full name and his title as the American Dragon is the name of the show.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Downplayed, both because he isn’t overtly masculine, and he only shows a few feminine skills and interests. These include being very skilled at sewing (using his dragon claws to make pillows near instantly) or writing poetry (both for Rose). In addition to these he also writes a diary.
  • Red Is Heroic: Tying with him being a Primary-Color Champion, Jake's signature outfit includes a red jacket, and his scales are red in his dragon form.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Even when the Dragon council or Lao-shi orders him to do it, Jake refuses to erase Trixie and Spuds’ memories, after his two best friends finds out about the magical world (and sold him to Rotwood). A very good decision in hindsight, as they help both him, and the magical community on numerous occasions afterwards.
  • Secret Diary: The episode “Fu and Tell” reveals that he has one. And he was less than pleased when Haley asked if she could bring it to school for Show and Tell.
  • Secret Identity: Downplayed, his identity of the American Dragon is only secret to the Huntsman. Most of humanity are kept in the dark about magical creatures and he has no problem transforming in front of antagonistic magical creatures.
  • Smarter Than They Look: Jake isn’t stupid by any means, but his actions coupled with his pride and overconfidence make him out to be from time to time, but he still manages to outsmart several foes thoughout the series.
    • He thinks three steps ahead and switches the stolen Leprechaun gold with a pot of gravy in "The Heist" to fool Pandarus who eventually caught them and retrieved the pot.
    • Jake predicts and foils Rotwoods attempt at exposing the Magical world by scrambling his hidden digital camera in "Magic Enemy #1".
    • In "Hong Kong Longs" Jake tricks the Dark Dragon into thinking the entire Dragon Order have been given a magical potion that nullified their powers, which would’ve made them easy prey for the Dark Dragon’s forces, by simply swapping the potion with a harmless one.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Fighting magical monsters he can handle. Talking to pretty blonde girls, not so much.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Once again, with Rose. While he's the American Dragon sworn to protect all magical creatures, she's a member of the Huntsclan who hunt said creatures. Even by the end of the series, despite Rose remembering Jake and last being seen having a nice moment with him, there are still obstacles making it difficult for them to truly have their happily ever after. Such as the long-distance relationship issues, though it may be easier in a world with magic.
  • Take This Job and Shove It: Jakes’ reaction to Brocomus offering him a new job is to shut the door in the leprechauns’ face. Considering how few scruples the leprechaun has, it’s very justified.
    Jake: “Sorry, the American Dragon is not for sale”
  • Teens Are Short: As lampshaded by Nigel:
    Nigel: You don't reach my knees on the b-ball court, why's a kid named "Long" got to be so short?
  • Temporary Bulk Change: When he gets his hands on a magic game controller that can manipulate reality, one of the first things he does is give his wiry dragon form a Heroic Build.
  • Thicker Than Water: Downplayed, Jake feels this way about his cousin Greggy, but will still smack him around if angered enough.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Subverted. Throughout the series Jake has proven that though he may not advocate for anyone's demise, he's more than willing to permanently take care of the sitaution if needed.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Tiny Guy to Rose's Huge Girl. Justified as they are middle-schoolers and girls are usually taller than boys at that age.
  • Unmanly Secret: In “Professor Rotwood’s Thesis”, it’s revealed through Haley that Jake doesn’t like having people in his room unsupervised because he’s afraid that they’ll find out about his teddy bear collection and the fact that he still sleeps with a nightlight since he was 2 years old.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His adventures in time turned a wimpy member of the Huntsclan into the Huntsman, the fourth greatest enemy of the magical community.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Deconstructed: He has serious trouble at balancing his schoolwork, his social life and his duties. The episode "Being Human" implies that he's really stressed due to this (Haley can't even start to guess how he does it).
    • An episode did show him attempt to balance this via chi dopplegangers, but he did so via shortcuts (a chi amplifying dust.) After he grabbed the wrong one and made a bad chi clone, he reabsorbed them and managed to prioritize what he needed to along with getting his friends to help. However, it is still a great deal of stress and when taking everything to account, he does an admirable job as a hero and magical defender, doing better than what could be realistically expected out of someone in his position.
  • Western Zodiac: In “Shapeshifter”, Jake states that he’s a Pisces.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Says this word-for-word in "Bring it On".
  • Wingding Eyes: In Season 1, there are a few moments when his eyes become hearts whenever he sees Rose.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Jake will fight female enemies the same way he would if they were males.
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    Luong Lao-Shi 
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Voiced by: Keone Young

Jake and Haley's maternal grandfather, and also the former's dragon teacher.


  • Broken Ace: A very powerful dragon and the only one to defeat the Dark Dragon singlehandedly. However, his carefree life style and attitude was gone and he ended becoming a serious old man.
  • Catchphrase: "Well done, young dragon."
  • Chick Magnet: Given how many women shows interest in him through his dating profile (set up by Jake in "Something Fishy This Way Comes"), he can be considered this. Played absolutely straight in his young-and-hot-days as seen in "Hong Kong Nights". Zig-zagged when it comes to the witches of Woodstock though, as they’ll fall for anybody.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets one in "Hong Kong Nights", which details how he used to be a lot like Jake, how he faced the Dark Dragon, and how he was forever changed even though he came out alive.
  • Foreign-Language Tirade: He gives these in Chinese whenever he’s agitated by someone, Jake and Jonathan being prime victims of this.
  • For Your Own Good: Although it was never revealed to Jake or any other of the characters, this was the reason why he asked Rose to break up with Jake.ш Haley calls Lao-Shi out for this in "Being Human," and he realizes he went too far.
  • Formerly Fit: Downplayed and Justified as he’s neither young anymore nor terribly out of shape, just far less fit than he used to be. 30 years before training his grandson, Lao-Shi was very muscled. His physique was so shredded his abs literally could be played like a xylophone.
  • Hidden Depths: He harbors a deep love and appreciation for disco music, dancing and karaoke, enjoying them as often as possible. Aside from music, his hobbies include playing mahjong and cards. Additionally, Lao-Shi has also taken Highschool classes at some point, one of which was in Norwegian.
  • Hypocrite: Like Jake, he has dated women that turned out to be enemies but he thought Rose was distracting Jake from his dragon duties. Jake even mentions this when trying to break it to him gently that his latest girlfriend may be the kelpie they're hunting.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He used to be a magical pin-up boy.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Critical, yes, but he does make good points. For example, admonishing Jake for whenever he abuses magic for his own gain or that dating a mortal enemy can be a problem.
  • Jerkass Realization: Downplayed in "Being Human", he realizes that he has been expecting Jake to bear far too much stress for a teenager to handle, and his punishment for the prank he pulled is to cut his summer training in half so he can have some time to relax.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times Lao Shi can be a harsh and disciplinarian task master, especially to Jake, but only because he knows the challenges his grandson will face. He's also shown to have a caring side.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: His obvious martial prowess aside, Lao-shi has proven to be skilled at magic, whipping up a spell to show what he’s been told before in “Old School Training” or making a magical tracking device for keeping tabs on his daughter in “Hero Of the Hourglass” when she was dating Jonathan. In “Dreamscape” he also showed the ability to manipulate his own dreams without the use of a dream charm and bring in physical objects. A downplayed case since Lao-Shi doesn’t use his magical skills for combat, only in a supporting capacity to his duties.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: It was partly his fault that Rose and Jake put their relationship on hold, especially when the price for Jake saving her life was that she wouldn't remember him or the magical world. Quite fittingly, when he ends up in the same situation — or so it seems — Jake indirectly forces him to put his relationship on hold by blowing Deloris's cover. She has to return home as a result.
  • Meaningful Name: His full name are the Chinese words for "dragon"(龍) and "teacher" (老师).
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Jake's grandfather is so small several people during the Halloween Episode mistook him for a kid dressed like an old Chinese wise man. Then again, it was shown in flashback he wasn't much taller than that during his prime, so he might have some kind of dwarfism. Susan should be glad the dragon powers weren't all that skipped her.
  • Noodle Incident: Admits that he’s once flirted with an opponent and that it didn’t end well, who it was, or when, isn’t revealed.
  • Not So Different: He was just like Jake in his youth. In fact, he retained the attitude (but was cockier) as a young adult until he defeated the Dark Dragon the first time. This is probably why he's hard on Jake; he doesn't want his grandson to repeat his mistakes.
    • He also has shades of this with Jonathan, as seen in “Feeding Frenzy” where the two enjoy singing a Karaoke duet.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Back in the day, he did not have a good opinion of Johnathan and did not approve of him dating Susan because he was mortal. He did however, come to respect Johnathan for how much he's willing to sacrifice for Susan. It's clear in the present he still doesn't get along well with Johnathan when they interact, but they're willing to work out their differences.
  • Old Master: He is an old and wise dragon master who trains Jake.
  • Omniglot: Lowgrade version, he is fluent in Chinese and English and have taken college classes in Norwegian.
  • Overprotective Dad: He had an enchanted compass to spy on Jake's parents when they were dating.
    Susan: Daddy! How could you?
    Lao Shi: My darling, I may possess all the magic and strength of a great dragon warrior, but I am also a single dad.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: "Hero of the Hourglass" shows that he is not above prejudice against humans, seeing as he didn't approve of Susan dating Jonathan because, you guessed it, he's human. Granted, he does come around after he sees Jonathan standing up to the Huntsclan. Though it's also suggested he just doesn't like Jonathan specifically and/or didn't think he was good enough for Susan rather than just because he was a mortal. He's shown to respect other mortals like Jake's friends well enough in the present, yet still doesn't really care for Jonathan much.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: Mixed with some Fantastic Racism, as in "Hero Of the Hourglass" he tried, very ham-fisted and unsuccessfully, to set his daughter up with somebody else than Jonathan, simply because the person was a dragon as opposed to a normal human (He didn’t even know the person).
  • Shipping Torpedo: He's not supportive of Jake's romance with Rose and tries to break them up when he deems the former is too distracted by the latter to take his duties seriously.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Has a completely onesided one with rival electronics retail store owner Chick Boomgarden, whose store is right across from his. Lao-shis’ main grievance is that Chick gets more customers, which isn’t hard since Lao-shi has never had a single one.
  • Stern Teacher: Lao Shi got this one in the bank, with emphasis on the stern. If Jake misbehaves, his grandfather admonishes him with cruel and unusual punishments, such as cleaning a slimy cauldron with his tongue. However, he is willing to be fair in his punishments, such as after his Jerkass Realization, when he punishes Jake by cutting down on his training.
  • Third-Person Person: He occasionally refers to himself as “Grandpa”.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Some of his training techniques involve chores, like cleaning toilets with one's dragon tongue (deflects huntsclan nets) and weeping the floor with one's dragon tail (tail-whipping to trip enemies). But the laundry cleaning was just because "Grandpa needed his laundry done".
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn’t shy away from fighting women, once trying to bite Huntsgirl in two in “Old School Training”.

    Fu Dog 
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"I'm a real dog! Woof!"
Voiced by: John DiMaggio

A 600-year-old talking Shar-Pei, Lao-Shi's only companion and Jake's Animal Guardian. In the 1970s, Fu was a womanizer and a petty thief, but after meeting Lao-Shi, he turned his life around. He's messy and loud and he gambles and harasses women. However, deep down, he has a good heart and is a good, trustworthy friend to Jake.


  • Alchemy Is Magic: He frequently mixes potions to do whatever is required in the episode.
    • He made a potion which allows dragons to shapeshift into different people and creatures.
    • A potion for bestowing dragon abilities unto a costume.
    • Memory erasing potion.
    • Memory Improvement potion.
  • Anything That Moves: Fu could be the poseterchild for this trope, he has flirted with- and dated numerous different women from different races, ages and looks (beauty isn’t the most important thing for him it seems). These women includes a hunchback, elves, cyclopes, a pixie, arachnid-human (Veronica), a female Cerberus, other magical dogs, humans, a centaur, Ms. Hades (yes it is indeed a female version of Disney Hades), a gargoyle, normal dogs and an individual with two humanoid upper bodies sharing a lizard-lowerbody, just to name a few.
  • Bad Date: Aside from his DatingServiceDisaster (see below) in "Bring It On", Fu mentions that he had once been on a particularly memorable one, which was allegedly a date with all three of the Gorgon Sisters!
  • Becoming the Mask: Downplayed, but in the “Eye of The Beholder” where he has to pretend to be female to win a beauty pageant, he starts to act feminine and makes a small effort to become beautiful such as the old Cucumber Facial. He even starts to respect women for more than their looks. This is all very short-lived.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Courtesy of being hundreds of years old and having time-traveled repeatedly, Fu Dog claims to have done a lot for the history of the world.
    • Causing Atlantis to sink.
    • Causing the RMS Titanic to sink.
    • Introducing the Romans to the concept of toga parties.
    • Giving Betsy Ross the idea to make the American Flag's colors red, white, and blue.
    • Being the reason the Mona Lisa painting features the facial expression it does.
    • Breaking the nose off the Sphinx.
  • Big Eater: "Two words: I'M HUNGRY!"
  • Body Pocket: He's got lots of them, in the form of his wrinkles.
  • Dating Service Disaster: He used an online dating site in "Something Fishy this way comes" to land a date with a poodle, it turned out to be a Kelpie in disguise whose goal was to eat Laoshi.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He got three of them; "Fu Dog Takes a Walk", "Fu and Tell", and "Nobody's Fu".
  • A Dog Ate My Homework: Has been the dog in question at least twice. In “Fu and Tell” one of Haley’s classmates asks Fu to eat his spelling homework since he didn’t finish it. Fu obliges, commenting that it “Tastes like about a D-”. Then, in “Hero of the Hourglass”, he once ate Jake’s homework, which caused Jake to get in trouble with his dad.
  • Drives Like Crazy: When he’s behind the wheel in “Professor Rotwoods thesis”, all passengers are worried (One of them a seasoned dragon). Justified, as he technically doesn’t have a license (only a doglicense) and was trying to save Jake.
  • Eye of Newt: His potions ingredients are quite diverse and includes Bat liver Oil, trolls burps, butterfly spit, essence of bat sinew and a literal eye of newt (which he proclaims doesn’t do anything, but Fu believes a potion has to have it any way).
  • Fat Slob: A rare “heroic” example of this, Fu Dog willingly eats any kind of food he can find (ANY KIND!), he leaves stains and leftovers for weeks no matter where (including the counter in Lao-Shi’s shop), his burps have resonating echoes and his fur is so dirty, that his fleas treat his body like a vacation home. Considering his multitude of skills this trope could transcend into a downplayed case of GeniusSlob.
  • The Gambling Addict: He'll frequently make bets or have a bet he's made in the past come back at the worst possible time. Not even near-death has helped curb it.
  • Good Luck Charm: It’s debatable how lucky it is, but Fu Dog inherited his dad‘s lucky enchanted coin (which has been passed down for at least seven generations, making it thousands of years old), which Yan Yan has stolen from him on numerous occasions (and then he stole it right back later).
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Strong enough to send Yan-Yan flying across the classroom.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He was a petty thief in the 1970s until he befriended Lao.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his amorous nature that make him fall in love easily, Fu Dog is seemingly devoted to whomever he’s dating, as he mentions he dated an elf in the 1800’s and actually learnt the language (at the very least he can read it). Fu Dog also at one point tried to take his love of puns and humor to the next level and be a standup comedian. He was, however, booed off stage. Additionally, Fu Dog knows how to fly a plane (the kind used in World War I at least, which leads into a bit of Fridge Horror).
  • Horse of a Different Color: Fu was the “horse” to Spud in "Siren Says" while they were under the control of the titular Siren. He himself has repeatedly used his dragon partners in the same capacity, which once led to him crashing Jake into a beach when he tried to steer him.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: We've seen him producing a lot of things from his wrinkles, ranging from lesser things like cell phones and shoes to anvils.
  • Hypocrite: On so many occasions it's practically a fixture of his character. That dog lacks integrity.
    • In “Bodyguard Duty” he chastises the goblins for wanting to take advantage of the Oracle twins’ abilities to cheat at gambling, but immediately afterwards tries to do the exact same.
    • In “Feeding Frenzy” he Lampshades Lao-Shis’ family’s inability to keep their magical nature hidden, before immediately saying “Woof woof, dog sound” (exact words) when Jonathan approaches.
    • “Game On” sees Fu not wanting to go with Jake because he was worn out and complained about his bad day, despite the vast majority of Fu's lines until that point had been complaining about his new diet or insulting others.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Though he praised the taste in “Hong Kong Knights”, Fu wasn’t thrilled to realize that he ate kitty litter.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In "No Body’s Fu" he cannot grasp the concept that Jake standing him up is exactly what he did to the young dragon earlier in the episode.
  • It Runs in the Family: As shown in “Body Guard Duty” Fu takes after his grandmother, an equally old selfish dog with a love of sports that’ll gladly throw down when there’s a chance for it.
  • Jealous Pet: Subverted as he’s technically not a pet, but he is a dog and really unhappy about being temporarily replaced as animal sidekick in “No Body’s Fu”. That Bananas B, the replacement magical animal guardian, is instantly well liked by Jake (which isn’t hard as the chimp actually does help out Jake with Dragon duties, schoolwork and social life without sabotaging it in some way) doesn’t make it better in the slightest.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fu's a chronic gambler, womanizer, and full of obnoxious puns and one-liners. That said, he's a devoted member of the team and always there to provide Jake with some emotional support and advice.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's about as much of one as a G-rated Disney cartoon will allow. He squeezes a giantess' hump, gets excited when it comes to zipping up a woman's dress, asks a sprite to shake her things his way ( her wings), has stated that he falls in love at least six times a day and is shown dating two dogs at once.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Considering his age, many of his flings could very well be this.
  • Meaningful Name: Fu Dog is named after the Chinese guardian lions that stands outside of buildings bringing powerful mythical benefits to the inhabitants. Fitting for an animal guardian.
  • Mentor Mascot: He's responsible for helping train Jake and will often take the reins when Lao-Shi isn't around. He also has to pretend to be Lao-Shi's pet.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: He can't speak dog, so he has to rely on an English/Dog dictionary. His attempt to ask other dogs caught by a dog catcher "What are you in for?" ended up being "My pants taste like salami."
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Notably the consistent non-human on the heroes' side given all the dragons can switch back and forth, Trixie and Spud and later Rose are normal humans and most magical creatures are just walk-ins for any given episode.
  • Older Sidekick: At 600 years old, he’s at least thrice the age of Lao-shi and Jake combined (let alone the rest of the Dragon team). Considering his grandmother is 1400 years old, he has many years ahead of him.
  • Pals with Jesus: Fu is an old friend of Marty, the current Grim Reaper, they continually play practical jokes on each other. Fu also readily provides Marty with a place to crash when his condo is being renovated, to the shock of Jake.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Rarely lets anything get him down or stop him from making a joke. He's also prone to cheering up Jake when the poor kid's down.
  • Pungeon Master: Loves puns.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: According to him, he invented that trick. And yet even he can’t resist it.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's 600 years old.
  • Shipper on Deck: He is usually the one who supports Jake/Rose the most.
  • Talking Animal: Has fully human speech capabilities.
  • Verbal Tic: "A-goo-goo"
  • Whole Some Crossdresser: Averted on two occasions.
    • Tries to pass off as a woman named “Fuella” to win a beauty pageant, but he wins based on personality (and because the other contestants forfeit in support of him).
    • In “Dragon Summit” he dresses up like a Siren to help Jake train, freaking the poor dragon out.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has had repeated run-ins with Yan-Yan (a female feline) over the centuries, all of which were no holds-barred fights.

    Arthur P. "Spud" Spudinski 
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Voiced by: Charlie Finn

One of Jake's two best friends. Despite being a bit of a ditz, he's quite reliable. Season 2 shows off he is actually very intelligent, but because of how he was raised, he doesn't like to show it.


  • Aborted Declaration of Love: In "Homecoming", he tried to confess to Trixie. However, Trixie cut him off and the two decide that they're just better off as being "friends and nothing more."
  • Accidental Hand Hold: This happens twice with Stacey in “Bring It On”. The first time was, in his own words, the “life-altering encounter” that led to him developing a crush on her.
    Spud: My head’s been spinning ever since…
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: In season 2, Spud's crush in on head cheerleader, Stacey.
  • Amazon Chaser: It doesn’t come up much, but it’s there, such as when he high-fives Jake after seeing Rose’s fit physique in “Ski Trip”. In season two in “The Academy” he is overjoyed when he sees two female Huntsclan trainees start fighting over him (which happens twice). Later in the same episode, he asks two cheerleaders at his regular school if they’d be willing to do it too, but to no avail.
    Spud: “Go ladies! Fight for the trophy that is me!”
  • Brainy Brunette: Spud has brown hair and, despite his strange demeanor, he's actually a genius.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Spud is actually a genius but doesn't apply himself because he fears the added pressure that comes with being incredibly smart.
  • Cargo Ship: For the duration of “The Ski Trip” Spud developed a crush on a ski lift, even imagining being married to and having kids with it. After Spud fell from it, he makes it cleat that HE broke up with IT.
  • Chick Magnet: Surprisingly, Spud had this role in “The Academy” while he was undercover as a Huntsclan trainee. This started before the other students came to believe he’d even defeated the Kraken, where girls were fighting over who got to be his date for the upcoming school dance. The misunderstanding only marginally intensified the magnetism. Naturally, he milked it as much as he could, even going to the dance with the two girls fighting over him.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: "Supernatural Tuesday" even gives us a peek into his mind.
    Spud: No matter where you go, if you try to hide, the moon will always find you.
  • Collector of the Strange: According to Jake in “The Doppelganger Gang”, Spud’s favorite possession is a ball of bellybutton lint he’s been collecting since he was 3.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "A Befuddled Mind" and "Shaggy Frog". Also, both he and Trixie share the spotlight in "Keeping Shop".
  • Deliberate Under-Performance: He is revealed to a be a Child Prodigy in the second season of the series, but purposefully scores low as he happy being lackadaisical and doesn't want any type of expectation put on him, especially due to an overbearing father. Considering that when Jake and Trixie trick him into actually scoring high, he nearly gets used by Jake's enemy Eli Pandarious, he's got a point.
  • The Dreaded: According to Fu, he is this to a gang of biker trolls.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Does this along with Jake in “The Academy” to infiltrate the Huntsclan Academy, and he loved it (see Chick Magnet). When Jake got exposed and captured, Spud evaded capture by replacing his number tag with that of another Huntsclan student.
  • Evil Laugh: Has a "talent" for lampshading these. He has one as well. It needs work.
  • Fingerless Gloves: During the first season, Spud wore a black pair.
  • Hidden Depths: It's been hinted several times that Spud actually has a magical background (namely that his great-grandfather may have been a wizard), but is just unaware of it. Not to mention the reveal he is actually something of a genius.
    • He professes that he is also a lifelong fan of K.E.W.L. (King Extreme Wrestling League) in Ring Around The Dragon, quite surprising given his extremely mellow character.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Spud rules this trope, cracking the Huntsclans’ code and simultaneously hacking their teleportation system in the matter of seconds. A task which the dragon council had tried and failed to do for hundreds of years. It’s dialed up to eleven as Spud explains that it was a “tricky task”, suggesting he could have done it even faster.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: "Shaggy Frog" shows him being somewhat jealous of Jake for being a magical hero.
  • Last-Name Basis: A variant. He goes by a shorten version of his last name.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: It is revealed in a flashback that Spud’s father is an extremely serious man that urged his son to perform explementary ever since Spud was a toddler, including teaching him about Trickle-down Economics and scolding him for laughing at slapstick humor. His father is the reason for Spud’s laidback, goofy slacker persona, as he didn’t want to become all-work and no play.
  • Magic Wand: Spud is surprisingly proficient in using the two wands he took from Eli Pandarus to perform a spell he’d only seen once.
  • Mellow Fellow: He has a very relaxed demeanor.
  • Muggle Best Friend: He and Trixie are Jake's closest friends.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He and Trixie have this moment in "Professor Rotwood's Thesis", when they discover that Jake is the dragon they just sold to Rotwood for a cash reward.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: We never find out what the "P" stands for.
  • Nice Guy: A generally decent, if weird, guy.
  • Nice Hat: A green cap.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: While strange, he's actually a genius. However due to an overbearing father he's came to the conclusion that you can be smart, or happy, but not both.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone calls him Spud. The only one who calls him Arthur is his mother.
  • Secret Keeper: Becomes this after learning of Jake being a dragon "Professor Rotwood's Thesis", when Jake refuses to have his memory wiped.
  • Shipper on Deck: He ships Jake and Rose, even after Jake finds out she’s Huntsgirl, which leads to Jake having conflicted feelings about her (until her Heel–Face Turn, anyway).
    Jake: Ugh, when I see her, it’s like I don’t know whether to kiss her, or to incinerate her with a fireball!
    Spud: Yep, sounds like True Love to me, bro.
  • Ship Tease: With Trixie. To both's happiness, they don't get romantically together.
  • The Slacker: Spud is very dedicated to “Chilling, hanging out and loitering” for a simple Saturday.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Toward Stacy. While he doesn't actually stalk her, he has invented a device made to track her anywhere on the planet.
  • Superpowers For A Day: In "Shaggy Frog", a frog biting him gives him frog-like superpowers. He's cured by the end of the episode.
  • Unwilling Suspension: Happens to him in "A Befuddled Mind".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In "Half-Baked", it's revealed that he is terrified of clowns due to an incident involving a Clowny McHonk-Honk parade balloon when he was 5.
    Spud: Me, 12 trombonists, and the Cable Access weather lady haven't been the same since.
  • Youthful Freckles: Spud has six freckles, three on each of his cheeks, and is quite friendly.

    Trixie Carter 
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Voiced by: Kali "Kittie" Troy

One of Jake's best friends. She sometimes acts as the voice of reason. Shows signs of becoming a doctor.


  • Action Girl: On occasion Trixie shows she’s both able and willing to throw down with either dragons, trolls or gorgons, backup preferred, but she’ll go solo if needs be.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Trix" by her friends.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her kofta doesn't cover her belly.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Bring It On". She and Spud also share the spotlight in "Keeping Shop".
  • Celeb Crush: Wanted to marry Denzel Washington in season one.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: Trixie often tries to rein in Spud and explain some of his more illogical ideas and fantasies. She often fails.
  • Cosplay: She dressed up as a videogame character for a game convention in “Haley Gone Wild”. The only reason she did it was because Spud promised it’d be a dual costume. She wasn’t pleased to find out that his costume consisted of the gaming controller since he was the player that actually played the character.
  • The Dreaded: At least according to Fu Dog, she (and Spud) is this to a gang of biker trolls.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: She infiltrates Pandarus’ fortress together with Jake dressed as Ogre guards.
  • Dude Magnet: Downplayed, there’s a few boys that have found Trixie attractive over the series and have asked her out on dates, namely Kyle Wilkins and an Asian kid in “Supernatural Tuesday”.
  • The Fashionista: Subverted, while she prefers to wear sweatshirts and tomboy clothes, Trixie owns a large amount of designer clothes, which her mother buys her from all over the world. The cheerleaders can’t get enough of it.
  • Gamer Chick: She enjoys playing videogames, visits arcades and is not adverse to go to gaming conventions (In Cosplay), all with her best friends.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Subverted, she’s not adverse to wearing dresses when she’s going to a dance. In “Bring It On” Trixie temporarily ditches her tomboy outfits to infiltrate the cheerleaders’ clique. She likes being able to speak about boys with them, but it doesn’t stick.
  • Hidden Depths: She has some aspirations to be a doctor in the future, since she likes the sound of "Doctor Carter".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be very rude and inconsiderate, but is a loyal and brave person.
  • Military Brat: Her dad's a fighter pilot in the Air Force.
  • Muggle Best Friend: She and Spud are Jake's closest friends.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She and Spud have this moment in "Professor Rotwood's Thesis", when they discover that Jake is the dragon they just sold to Rotwood for a cash reward.
  • Odango: Her usual hairstyle.
  • One of the Boys: The only ones she hangs out with are Jake and Spud.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Downplayed. Both of Trixie's parents are still alive, but with her dad being overseas in the military and her mom being relatively busy with working as an airline pilot, Trixie's grandmother appears to be her primary caregiver when neither of her parents are around.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Very much so. In fact, she's this trope to the extent she is because no one was going to tell her voice actress to tone down her natural personality.
  • Stress Vomit: After accepting, Trixie’s second response to Kyle asking her if she wanted to be his date for the love cruise is this. He takes it well.
  • Secret Keeper: She keeps Jake's magical background and duties a secret.
  • Self-Applied Nickname: She has a tendency to call herself "Mama Trixie", but the only other character to call her this is Lilo.
  • She's Got Legs: An episode has Trixie becomes a cheerleader. When her two male friends see her in a revealing miniskirt for the first time this is their reaction. One of them goes on to talk about her legs for a while afterward, questioning why she never showed off her legs before.
  • Shipper on Deck: Zig-zagged, Trixie doesn’t support Jake or Spud when it comes to girls they really like (Rose and Stacy) but does support them when it comes to girls she likes, like Vicki (boy was she wrong on that front). It was played straight in season one with Jake and Rose, but this ended when Trixie suspected that Rose was Huntsgirl.
  • Ship Tease: With Spud. To both's happiness, they don't get romantically together.
  • Stronger Than They Look: She doesn't look weak per ce, but she's deceptively strong, as she can easily move around in metalarmour when figthing a dragon.
  • Team Mom: Hence why she calls herself "Mama Trixie".
  • Token Black Friend: To Jake and Spud.

    Rose/Huntsgirl 
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Click here for her Huntsgirl outfit. 
"And one last thing. Never show a dragon mercy. Ever."
Voiced by: Mae Whitman

A hot, popular girl at school, Rose catches the attention of Jake immediately. However, there is more to this girl than meets the eye. She is actually a highly skilled hunter, trained by the Huntsclan to fight and slay dragons. Jake's girlfriend.


  • Action Girl: Girl has serious skills. If the scene where she curbstomps the Huntsclan members who confront her on the Huntsman's orders in "Homecoming" and her alone giving the Dark Dragon a run for his money in "Hong Kong Longs" are any indication, she may even be a borderline One-Man Army.
  • Act of True Love: Proves once and for all how much she loves Jake when she sacrifices herself to make sure he and his family are forever safe from the Huntsclan at the end of "Homecoming".
  • All Up to You: Essentially, her role in the final episode, where after all the world's dragons are defeated by the Dark Dragon, she steps up to the plate and defeats him. This was pretty much exactly what Jake intended, as he goes looking for her under the belief that they need a natural dragon slayer to deal with the problem.
  • An Axe to Grind: Briefly brandishes a big one in "The Halloween Bash", when she was about to decapitate the Dragon Council.
  • Anti-Hero: Committing an act of genocide to save the Magical World and her family cements her as this. She's probably a Pragmatic Hero.
  • Anti-Villain: Played with throughout the series. In season one, she's generally portrayed as a straight villain in her Huntsgirl persona, with it being through knowing her as Rose that makes Jake think there's good in her. It's not until season two, after her Heel–Face Turn, that the show gives her the tragic backstory of being kidnapped at birth to retroactively make her fit this trope. In addition, there are individual episodes in season two where she plays the role of a sympathetic antagonist: "The Love Cruise", where she tries to kill Jake because Jake shooting her with one of Cupid's love arrows has made her Not Herself and "Homecoming", where she betrays Jake because she's being blackmailed, only to be revealed to be Good All Along at the end.
  • The Apprentice: She is literally at the "Apprentice Level" in the Huntsclan. She's skilled, but Jake is just as skilled, preventing her from ever rising in Huntsclan status.
  • Badass Bookworm: Shows signs of being this, as she's seen reading when Jake opens a second portal to her location with the Krylock venom potion in "Half Baked" and when Jake and Haley see her walking across the street in "Switcheroo".
    Haley: She's pretty. Graceful. Reads books. I'd say she's way out of your league.
  • Badass Normal: Pretty much the entire Huntsclan, really, but when a fourteen-year-old girl built like a drinking straw is fighting huge firebreathing dragons to a standstill know you don't want to get on her bad side.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her white elongated tube top does not close the navel
  • Battle Couple: With Jake. While they more often fight each other, there are still moments when they fight as a team, such as against the Aztec Guardian Serpent in the opening of "Breakout" or against the Chimera in "Dreamscape".
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Zig-zagged, in ”Act 4, scene 15” Rose accidentally gets shot in the knee by a ray from Huntsmans staff-weapon, resulting in her getting her leg in a cast at the end of the episode. But there’s no permanent damage in subsequent episodes.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Rose starts falling for Jake because he cheered her up and danced with her after she got dumped at the school dance by Brad (her actual date). That Jake keeps it up regularly, such as during their stint at acting in "Act 4, scene 15" and on their date afterwards only strengthens her feelings for him.
    • Exploited in "Switcheroo" by Hailey as a favor to Jake. Rose is gifted a painting of her by Hailey which make Rose take Jake back after she broke up with him at the end of "Love Cruise".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Jake is thrown for a loop when he learns that sweet Rose is the same Huntsgirl that has been trying to kill him all of first season. Even after her Heel–Face Turn, she's still dangerous.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gets a couple moments, such as when she stuns the Huntsman from behind just as he's about to slay Jake in "Breakout" or when she accepts the Dark Dragon's challenge of a fighter who can take him in "Hong Kong Longs".
  • Big Eater: Played with. During one of her and Jake's dream dates, she enlarges a crepe until it's as big as she is.
    Rose: Yeah, but if we're having dream crepes, we may as well make them real dream crepes.
  • Birthmark of Destiny: The Mark of the Huntsclan.
  • Braids of Action: Usually wears her hair in a braid when she leaps into action.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: The Huntsman gets a faceful of this when he busts Rose for being a Mole. She curb-stomps his men and holds him at lance point, snarking that he taught her too well. Rose was not happy to learn she had been stolen from her real parents and told him off for lying to her.
  • Celeb Crush: She had one for Jaren Mcarthur in season one, she’s very excited when, unbeknown to her, Jake transforms into him so he can impress her.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She's easily the most skilled non-magical character on Jake's side, being more or less his equal in terms of combat, durability, and agility. The only possible explanation is her years of Huntsclan training.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In "Act 4, scene 15" Rose is shown having an interest in acting and being good enough to land the female lead in a school play. This skill becomes very useful come Season two.
  • Child Soldiers: She's only 13-14, and her whole life has been about learning how to fight, hunt, and kill magical creatures.
    Rose: I've been dreaming about slaying a dragon since birth.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She's not afraid to fight dirty, going for her enemy's back more than once. Case in point, she's first introduced kicking Jake from behind while he's smack-talking the Huntsman.
  • Covert Pervert: "Shapeshifter" paints her this way, in her lust for pop star Jaren MacArthur. When she fights Jake while he's assumed the pop star's image with his shapeshifting powers, she goes so far as to slap his ass.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Downplayed, while not as diligent as some cases of this trope, Rose did bring her Huntsclan uniform and weapons with her to a valentine’s prom in "Love Cruise" where she didn’t expect to fight anything.
  • Cupid's Arrow: Played for Drama, Jake literally shot her with one of Cupid’s arrows in "Love Cruise", but since she already loves him, it had the reversed effect and she tried to slay him! She temporarily broke up with him afterwards.
  • Custom Uniform: Her season one Huntsclan uniform. In contrast, season two averts this, giving her a standard apprentice uniform.
  • Dark Action Girl: Before her Heel–Face Turn, she was an antagonist who would try to slay Jake.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was kidnapped as an infant from her biological family and then lied to by the Huntsman that they died, as well as being taught wrong teachings about magical creatures and being put through intense training.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: She, a member of the Huntsclan, is dating Jake, the American Dragon.
  • Death Is the Only Option: In "Homecoming", after using the Aztec Skulls to destroy the Huntsclan, her dialogue makes it clear that she genuinely believes that the deaths of her, the Huntsman, and all other Huntsclan members is the only way everyone she cares about will be safe.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Considering all he did to her, it seems only fitting that, in the end, she's the one who gets to take out The Huntsman.
  • The Dragon: To The Huntsman, before her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dreaming the Truth: Subverted, this is technically how Rose finds out about her parents because her dream amulet allows for access to someone’s’ subconscious and their deepest memories, all the way back to infancy and even a persons’ birth.
  • Dream Walker: Through her dream amulet, Rose can not only experience her own dreams fully but also visit others’. This is useful when giving the dreamer messages or warnings, spying on people and gather intel. It even allows her to dive into her own memories, no matter how far back. No doubt Rose’s preferred use of it, however, is for her and Jake to have literal dream dates and get away from their normal lives for a few hours at night.
  • Dude Magnet: Downplayed, Jake and Brad are the only named characters that pursue her throughout the series, but in season one, there were several guys that had taken note of her looks in "Act 4, scene 15".
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. She has blonde locks but is down-to-earth, perceptive, and ruthless.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: At the end of "Homecoming", Jake grants her wish of a normal life.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her dress in season two leaves one shoulder bare and exposes a little leg.
  • First Girl Wins: Even though Jake likes Danika, too, it's clear that Rose is his true love.
  • Flower Motifs: As her name states, roses are common motif with her. Her main color motif is pink, which is a usual color for a rose. Her pants from the first season had a rose picture. The second season opening briefly shows Jake handing her a pink rose.
  • Genocide from the Inside: Uses the Aztec Skulls to almost entirely wipe out the Huntsclan, while being a member herself.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Rose qualifies when she dresses nicely, her dress in "Dragon Breath" and "Love Cruise" does fit this. The same could be said about her “Cleopatra” costume in "Act 4, Scene 15".
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Zigzagged. Rose has pretty, blonde locks but is both an adversary and primary love interest for protagonist Jake. On both sides, she's either genuinely a cold-hearted hunter or a sweet-hearted young lady. She finally plays the trope straight after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Happily Adopted: Subverted until her heel-face-turn, she was seemingly content with being in the Huntsclan, as Rose didn’t know any better than what the clan had taught her. Although Rose was aware of the extreme training regimen, she was dedicated and even looked forward to slaying her first dragon in order to properly join the Huntsclans’ ranks. This trope was completely averted following the events of "The Hunted" and absolutely inverted after "Dreamscape", which opened her eyes to the lies that the clan (and specifically the Huntsman) has told her all her life.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Learning that Jake is the American Dragon is enough to show her that pretty much everything she was taught about magical creatures was wrong, prompting her to do this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. She wishes for the destruction of the Huntsclan with the Aztec Skulls, but as she soars into the air, Jake uses his wish to save her. Granted, she still gets an Obi-Wan Moment where she smiles down at Jake.
  • He's Back: Female version. While there wasn't any Heroic BSoD, she makes a grand return to action in "Hong Kong Longs" after she regains her memory.
  • Identity Amnesia: She loses her memories of Jake and her life in the Huntsclan as a result of Jake saving her with his wish. She got better in the Grand Finale with her memories restored, though.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Zigzags between this and Icy Blue Eyes. She's both an antagonist and love interest for Jake, and while she's ruthless as Huntsgirl, she also displays genuine kindness in her civilian identity. Finally plays this straight after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Interspecies Romance: Rose, a human, is in a relationship with Jake, who's true form is a dragon.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She wishes she had a normal life, free of the Huntscan. Jake grants this wish.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Zigzagged. Rose is...a complicated example. On the one hand, she's a member of the Huntsclan and has sworn an oath to kill the American Dragon aka her primary love interest and protagonist, Jake, which makes her a ruthless enemy; on the other hand, her civilian identity as Rose also has her display genuine love for Jake and friendliness in general. After her Heel–Face Turn, she becomes way nicer, but remains an Anti-Hero.
  • Killer Rabbit: That pretty girl in the picture there is capable of knocking out several mythical creatures with her Waif-Fu. Acknowledged in-universe and by the rest of the Huntsclan: when he learns of her Heel–Face Turn, the Huntsman confronts her armed and backed by four other Huntsclan members who has already slayed a dragon (a big accomplishment, they have often remarked, and a sign of their strength and skill). It takes Rose FIVE SECONDS to defeat the four Huntsclan members and hold the Huntsman at the point of his own energy lance.
  • Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: As Rose, she was initially fond of Jake, which later blossomed into a crush and love, while as Huntsgirl, she hated the American dragon which was justified given their status as sworn enemies (not to mention all the times he defeated her and Huntsman or his constant wisecracking). That all changed after "The Hunted" however.
  • Love Redeems: Her love for Jake causes her to abandon her Huntsclan ideals and ultimately nearly kill herself to rid the world of their threat.
  • Maybe Ever After: With Jake, thanks to the show being canceled while the two of them are living in different countries—it's implied that they keep up a Long-Distance Relationship.
  • McNinja: Or, as Trixie calls her, "Little-Miss-Ninja-Thang".
  • More Deadly Than the Male: To be precise, she’s far more willing to be lethal than Jake is, just look at her killcount: One Huntsclan.
  • Non-Protagonist Resolver: Rose, not Jake, is the one to defeat both the Huntsclan and the Dark Dragon.
  • Official Couple: Jake's main love interest, and as of the end of the series, they seem to be reconciling their relationship.
  • Only One Name: She was never given a last name. Justified by her being in the Huntsclan; her last name was originally supposed to be "Killdragonosa", but the writers chose to drop it because they figured it would have been merely a fake name given to her by the clan.
  • Parental Abandonment: Rose thinks that both of her parents are dead. Turns out The Huntsman kidnapped her at birth.
  • Past-Life Memories: At the end of "Hong Kong Longs", she recovers her memories of when she was Huntsgirl.
  • Practice Kiss: Subverted and justified, half the story of "Act 4, Scene 15" is about her and Jake trying to practice kissing for the (episode) titular scene of “Anthony and Cleopatra”. Que several hilarious instances of the pair getting interrupted, whether it be by their attempts to do their duties without the other one noticing, the Huntsman walking in on them or their own awkwardness and nervousness.
  • Prophecy Twist: As Huntsgirl, she says it's her destiny to kill a dragon. She ends up defeating the Dark Dragon, albeit non-fatally, to save not only all of humanity but also the world's dragons in the series finale, which was not what the Huntsclan intended.
  • Put on a Bus: As a result of Executive Meddling after she lost her memory as a result of being rescued from an attempted Heroic Sacrifice. She was brought back in the series finale.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: At the end of season one, for "failing" to kill Jake during the Grand Equinox Hunt, she's sent back to the Huntsclan Academy to help teachers give dragon slaying lectures to trainees.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Jake's wish that saves her allows her to relive her life as a normal girl.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: If episodes like "Homecoming" and "Hong Kong Longs" are anything to go by. Yes, she's totally cool with magical creatures now, but she'll always be a trained killer. In fact, she's perfectly fine with committing mass-murder if that's what she has to do to protect those she cares about. Jake himself acknowledges this, as when he tracks down Rose in Hong Kong, he specifically tells her to kill the Dark Dragon.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: This is what The Huntsman taught her. She no longer believes this.
  • Ret-Gone: Jake's wish at the end of "Homecoming" ends up doing this to Huntsgirl.
  • Roofhopping: As seen in "Old School Training", she has this ability.
  • Secret Identity: Huntsgirl.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Rose first started developing an attraction to Jake when he comforts her after Brad dumps her on their date. The attraction gets stronger as they start dating each other. As the two grew closer, Rose began to love Jake more and more because of his heroism, kindness, and being a great boyfriend.
  • Spanner in the Works: Her Heel–Face Turn ends up spelling the end of the Huntsclan, which not even Jake wanted.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Jake. While she's a member of the Huntsclan who hunt said magical creatures, he's the American Dragon sworn to protect all said creatures. Even by the end of the series, despite Rose remembering Jake and last being seen having a nice moment with him, there are still obstacles making it difficult for them to truly have their happily ever after. Such as the long-distance relationship issues, though it may be easier in a world with magic.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: From what we see in "Dreamscape", "Homecoming", and "Hong Kong Longs", she's the spitting image of her mother.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: As Rose, she's kind and sweet. As Huntsgirl, she's driven, fierce, and ruthless.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Jake's Tiny Guy. Justified as they are middle-schoolers and girls are usually taller than boys at that age.
  • Terms of Endangerment: In season one, she has a tendency to refer to Jake as "dragon boy". After learning that Jake is the American Dragon and undergoing her Heel–Face Turn, she stops doing this.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only member of the Huntsclan presented to the audience as likable and sympathetic.
  • The Tragic Rose: Is kidnapped at birth, brainwashed, and is ultimately forced into a position where she sees sacrificing herself as the only solution.
  • Tyke-Bomb: The Huntsman raised and trained her from a young age to slay magical creatures.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jake. When she tells the Huntsman that she'd never betray Jake in "Homecoming", she makes sure he finds out the hard way that she wasn't kidding.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: At the end of "Ski Trip", after Jake saves her from falling to her death.
  • Villainous Vow: Makes one in "The Hunted", before the Grand Equinox Hunt. She breaks the vow by the end of the episode.
    Rose: Tomorrow, I swear on our ancestors that I will slay the American Dragon and fulfill my destiny!
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: After discovering Jake's secret, she not only pulls a Heel–Face Turn but does everything she can to protect him from the Huntsclan.
  • Wistful Amnesia: The end of "Homecoming" implies that traces of her Huntsclan life still exist in her memory, with her asking Jake if she knows him because he looks familiar. Sure enough, in "Hong Kong Longs", she regains her memory by seeing the photo of her and Jake from the school dance at the beginning of the series and joins in on the final battle almost like nothing ever happened.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Her Huntsclan moniker had to be changed from "Thorn" to "Huntsgirl" in order to avoid legal trouble.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: A variation of this happens between Rose and The Huntsman in “Homecoming” after he blackmails her to betray Jake in exchange for the location (and safety) of her birth parents.
    The Huntsman: Excellent work, Huntsgirl.
    Rose: I gave you your skulls, now tell me where my parents are!
    The Huntsman: Not until my plan is complete.
    Rose: What? But you promised!
    The Huntsman: And you promised your allegiance!
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    Haley Kay Long 
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Click here for her dragon form 

Voiced by: Amy Bruckner

Jake's younger sister who's a perfectionist and almost never gets in trouble. She has just mastered her dragon form and has just started her training.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In Season 1, her dragon form was purple, but after the Art Shift in Season 2, it was inexplicably changed to pink.
  • Always Someone Better: Subverted. While she is a better student and is shown to have natural talent with her Dragon Skills, it's also shown that this is specifically because she doesn't have to Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World like Jake does on a daily basis. After Jake temporarily gave up his role as the American Dragon, Haley had to assume the responsibility... and cracked under the pressure in less than a week. This helps her gain a new-found respect for her older brother and leads her to calling out their grandfather in "Being Human."
    • In "Family Business," Haley ended up kidnapped when her dragon powers were on the fritz, courtesy of a jealous Jake, necessitating a rescue from her brother; after the rescue, Haley reveals that the effects of the powder wore off pretty much the moment she was kidnapped—it was her own fear that prevented her from fighting back. This is notably one area where Jake trumps Haley, as when he was in a similar situation, held against his will while in dragon form, he was able to get out of it with little to no help.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Jake, primarily because she's so perfect.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Chinese-American and is a gifted Child Prodigy.
  • Attention Whore: Seems to have shades of this, such as in "Fu and Tell." Jake later brings up how much she likes attention in "Switcheroo."
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Haley always wanted to be the American Dragon and gets her wish in "Being Human". However, during that time, she cracks under the pressure.
  • Berserk Button: While she generally doesn’t get worked up by monsters or people, there’s two things that will eventually make her snap:
    • People being unjust towards her brother, she’ll chew you out, being her grandfather or dragonmaster won’t stop her.
    • Not getting respect and being played pranks on for several hours, so naturally she doesn’t get along with her cousin Andrew and his siblings.
  • Big Brother Worship: "Switcheroo" reveals that while Haley may not show it, she thinks of Jake as her main admiration and inspiration.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Inverted. Haley is younger than Jake but comes to his defense when Lao Shi calls him selfish for wanting a break from his duties.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: She borrows her brothers’ “Dragon Up” when she transforms.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Occasionally. At other times, Jake and Haley are at each other's throats.
  • Breath Weapon: Is shown to breathe fire like all other dragons.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Like her brother, she's half Chinese and half Caucasian.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Does this to her grandfather in "Being Human."
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season Haley was still a child prodigy, but was far more willing to go along with more immature and reckless endeavors, and attended a public school. In the second season though she still showed moments of her living up to her age, her traits of being the more successful and intelligent sibling were brought to the forefront to better contrast her with Jake.
  • Child Prodigy: Season two shows her to have natural dragon talent, showing her brother up like she always does. It's also established that she attends a school for gifted children. However, it's also been shown this is primarily because she doesn't have the same duties that her brother does. When the buck is passed to her, her grades start slipping as she becomes a nervous wreck.
  • Clashing Cousins: While she tries to avert it, she really doesn’t get along with her cousins on her mothers’ side of the family, see Berserk Button.
  • Crocodile Tears: Does this to get her way in "Fu And Tell", its’ so effective, it even works on Jake when he’s angry at her for going through his stuff and her admitting that she was looking for his diary to use for a show and tell at her school.
  • Distressed Damsel: At the end of "Family Business".
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Zigzagged. While Haley's Child Prodigy nature and maturity combined with Jake's laziness and recklessness nature would make them the Responsible and Foolish Sibling, respectively, unlike Haley, Jake has shown to handle being the American dragon and handling enemies way better than she does.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her usual hairstyle is two, long pigtails.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Just like her big brother, as their mother is from a line of dragons (though not one herself) while their father is an average human.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Inverted, Haley's Dragon Ancestry is from her mother, while her father is a mundane human. Although, her mother is technically "human" as well, because the power of transformation skipped her generation.
  • Let's See YOU Do Better!: Jake convinces her to keep quiet about his plan to get suspended by convincing her she'd be better at being the American Dragon. She does her best but becomes really stressed at the end of "Being Human" and has more sympathy for Jake.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: While Sun never outright says it, it's clear as day that she cares for Haley as if she were her own daughter.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Haley is named after Haley's Comet; Susan Long took a liking to the name after she and Jonathan attended a party and watched the comet bypass Earth in orbit.
    • The Chinese word for dragon is "long". Subverted because it's a coincidence. Her surname comes from her father, who's neither Chinese nor a dragon.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Caucasian on her father's side and Chinese on her mother's.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Subverted. Her first name is American while her last name has Chinese origin, but the former is from her father's side, and he is not Chinese.
  • Not So Above It All: Even Hailey doesn’t like educational tv and would rather watch shows with burping frogs.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: It's established in "The Legend of the Dragon Tooth" and "Switcheroo" that she is literally only 2 feet tall.
  • Shipper on Deck: Subtle, but she's implied to ship Jake and Rose. In "Switcheroo", she tells Jake she can see why he likes Rose and then puts a nice portrait of Rose into her locker and signs it as being "from Jake". Then, during her Calling the Old Man Out to Lao Shi in "Being Human", Haley brings up how Jake had to part farewells with the "girl he loves" aka Rose.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Her dragon form is pink.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Deconstructed in "Being Human," where she temporarily takes over as the American Dragon... and cracks under the pressure in less than week. However, she gains a newfound respect for her older brother and even defends him against their grandfather, pointing out the severity and all the personal losses Jake's had to go through as a result of it.

    Jonathan Long 
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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Jake and Haley's goofy, but loving father who has no idea that he has married into a magical family. As well as being goofy and embarrassing, he is also strict, however, he only is that way because he wants his children to remain safe. For if you hurt his children, beware.


  • Adults Are Useless: Played with, due to his manchild personality and easily excitable character, he’s not always the best to do things. Susan, Lao-shi and Jake lampshade that Jonathan isn’t the best at dealing with stress, case in point: Jonathan at one-point panics when he got his sweater on backwards and had to get help getting it right.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: The classic embarrassing father. He often does or says something that humiliates his son. However, unlike most people of this trope, he also has a strict side.
  • Badass Normal: Has no magical powers, yet can hold his own against the Jersey Devil (and even better—he thought it was a bear, meaning that he was willing to go after a bear to save his son).
  • Big Brother Bully: Downplayed, confesses in a panic during the interrogation by the Huntsclan in "Hero of The Hourglass" that he once let the air out of his sister’s garden pool. His relationship with Patchouli is way better as adults.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has brown hair and, while he may be goofy, he has also proven to be intelligent.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • When the Jersey's Devil attacked him, he mistook it for a bear and went into survival mode. When the Jersey's Devil attacked Jake, he still mistook it for a bear and threw it down off a cliff with a Swiss Army Weapon fitted with bear spray.
    • He defeated the entire army of Shade Demons in the series finale by grabbing a ceremonial vase with his fanny pack and reflected moonlight off of it. Jake even lampshades it proudly.
  • Foreign-Language Tirade: Tried to pull one on Lao-shi in “Feeding frenzy” by using his Highschool Norwegian, only for Lao-shi to reveal that he also took that class.
  • Good Parents: As embarrassing as Jonathan can be to Jake, he also has proven to be a devoted father with a reasonable strict side.
  • Good with Numbers: Implied. Jonathan's job is a financial planner, and given it's requirements, he may be good at math.
  • Happily Married: While their marriage isn't given a lot of focus, he and Susan have been shown to deeply love one another. Heck, they're even High-School Sweethearts.
  • High-School Sweethearts: He and his future wife Susan would meet and date each other during their junior year of Fillmore High School.
  • Interspecies Romance: Zigzagged. While he's a human, Susan comes from a long line of dragons but it skipped her generation, making her technically human. Also, according to one of the writers of the show on the Toonzone forums, at one point there were plans to reveal that he's a werewolf.
  • Manchild: Jonathan is a hyperactive goofy man who loves to have fun.
  • Meaningful Name: The Chinese word for dragon is "long". Subverted because it's a coincidence, as he's neither Chinese nor a dragon.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Subverted. His last name is Chinese but he, himself, (despite claiming to be part Chinese via his 1/16th Navajo ancestry) isn't.
  • Nice Guy: While John is embarrassing, he's also a caring, protective man.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Unlike most Manchild fathers in cartoons, Jonathan is rather strict in parenting and whenever Jake is being disobedient or lies about something (usually due to dragon business), that is when Jonathan puts his foot down and punishes his son.
  • Papa Wolf: See the first example of his Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass entry. Also when Jake was defeated by some vampires (they were masquerading as important business associates), Jonathan got pissed and let them have it. He ends up being crucial in defeating the Dark Dragon in the series finale on hearing that Jake was in danger. This almost would’ve been a literal example if the show had followed through with their earlier plans to reveal that he’s a werewolf.
  • Secret Keeper: In the series finale, "Hong Kong Longs", he finds out about his wife's side of the family being dragons and the existence of magical creatures. He faints at the reveal, but ultimately, rather than leave Susan and/or get angry about her not telling him about this for such a long time, he's actually very accepting of it and even admits that he always had a feeling that there was something "magical" about his family.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Square glasses in his case. Still, a Brainy Brunette.
  • Supernatural-Proof Father: However, according to one of the writers of the show on the Toonzone forums, at one point there were plans to reveal that he's a werewolf, essentially making Jake and Haley Heinz Hybrids.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Whenever something supernatural happen around him, Jonathan thinks it is something normal. One episode he ends up in a tea shop full of mythical creatures yet doesn't even question about it.

    Susan Long 
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Voiced by: Lauren Tom

Jake and Haley's mother. She has no magical powers, since they skipped her generation. She is reluctant to reveal her family's heritage to her husband (apparently out of the fear that he will abandon her), and to this end, lies to her husband about Jake's business, sometimes letting Jake take the fall.


  • Affectionate Nickname: "Lotus Blossom" by her father.
  • Benevolent Boss: Susan is seemingly on very good terms with her three employees in her catering company.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's very good at cooking and even has her own catering company.
  • Good Parents: Not shown a lot, but Susan has shown to be an attentive and caring mother to her kids, but knows when to discipline them.
  • Happily Married: While their marriage isn't given a lot of focus, she and Jonathan have been shown to deeply love one another. Heck, they're even High-School Sweethearts.
  • High-School Sweethearts: She, and her future husband Jonathan, would meet and date each other during their junior year of Fillmore High School.
  • Interspecies Romance: Zigzagged. Susan comes from a long line of dragons but it skipped her generation, making her technically human while Jonathan was born a regular human. Also, according to one of the writers of the show on the Toonzone forums, at one point there were plans to reveal that he's a werewolf.
  • Meaningful Name: Her maiden name, Luong, is Chinese for "dragon".
  • Missing Mom: Lao Shi's wife (Susan's mother) was never seen or mentioned.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: The dragon powers skipped her generation.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Before marrying Jonathan, Susan's (American origin) last name was Long (Chinese origin).
  • Nice Girl: Overall, Susan is a caring and decent person.

    Sun Park 
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Voiced by: Sandra Oh

The Korean Dragon, Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher.


  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She’s the Home economics teacher, so it’s a given.
  • First-Name Basis: "Please, call me Sun. Miss Park is so formal."
  • Hippie Teacher: She doesn't like being called "Ms. Park", says words like "groovy" and believes that violence is for the weak and cowardly.
  • Mind Manipulation: Subverted, through her meditation training, Sun can calm down aggression in many people or reverse mind control. This falls apart if she’s overwhelmed though.
  • Mysterious Watcher: She seems to come off as this towards Jake in her first appearance, before she turns out to be Haley's mentor.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Sun is initially shown to be this in "Half-Baked" after having witnessed Jake defeat the Krylock Demon, use magic and transform into a dragon. It’s justified as she’s later revealed to be a dragon herself and Hailey’s dragon master, the council would naturally have told her about the world dragon where she was going and she’d be familiar with Lao-shi and Jake after they defeated the Dark Dragon.
  • Sensei-chan: To the point that she very rarely gives out letter grades.
  • Stern Teacher: Averted initially, she’s really kind towards her students and especially Haley who she teaches with a combination of praise, trust and light exercises. When Haley temporarily takes over the reins of being the American Dragon however, Sun’s methods and expectations starts mirroring Lao Shi’s, much to Haley’s chagrin.
  • Technical Pacifist: This exchange during one of her fights:
    Chang: Sun Park, I thought you were all about peace and love.
    Sun: And what I really love is to give you a piece of this!
  • The Worf Effect: Appears to be a victim of this. She is easily defeated by Chang (twice), is blasted out of the air by The Dark Dragon in the series finale and even gets attacked by humans with soda cans in "Haley Gone Wild".
  • Worf Had the Flu: A pacifist dragon against humans means a lot of holding back. Also justified with the Dark Dragon and Chang; Chang is more experienced and violent than she is, and the Dark Dragon in the Grand Finale is so powerful that when he blasted her he was also taking on and winning against dozens of dragons at once, including the only two who had actually managed to defeat him in the past.

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Villains

    The Huntsman (Huntsmaster) 
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"And thus we are one step closer to our final goal: the end of all foul magical creatures, who pollute this planet."
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The leader of the Huntsclan and the #4 threat to the Magical World, The Huntsman is a hateful man whose only desire is to kill every magical creature on the face of the Earth.


  • Animate Dead: Huntsmans evil plan in "Act, 4 Scene 15" was to use a magical lifegiving Egyptian beetle to resurrect past generations of Huntsclan members through a ritual revolving around the moon. He intended for the animated undead army to fight the dragons and finally annihilate them. Much to Huntsmans’ chagrin, he didn’t succeed.
  • Anti-Climactic Unmasking: He's unmasked in his final battle with Jake, revealing...a completely unfamiliar, bald man with a nasty facial scar.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Jake. As season two progresses, he also becomes this to Rose.
  • Asshole Victim: He's ultimately a victim of genocide, but certainly one that nobody in-universe or out is going to feel sorry for or miss in the slightest.
  • Badass Cape: As leader of the Huntsclan, he wears one of these.
  • Bald of Evil: It's revealed in his final appearance that he's actually bald.
  • Battle Strip: Downplayed, after getting his mask torn in "Homecoming", he rips it and most of the uniform covering his torso off.
  • Big Bad: The show's main villain, who's closely tied to the Jake/Rose Myth Arc. Most noticeable in season two, where his master plan of using the Aztec Skulls to destroy all magical creatures serves as the primary overarching threat and Story Arc.
  • Birthmark of Destiny: And a big one he has. Though it was smaller in season one.
  • Blackmail Backfire: Him blackmailing Rose in "Homecoming" leads directly to his death by her hands at the end of the episode.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Used a pair of these in “Hero of The Hourglass” against Jake. Bonus points for it being genuine laser blades too.
  • Blade on a Stick: He is most often seen using a cruel looking double-bladed Halberd.
  • Boom, Headshot!: The way he deals with the Aztec Guardian Serpent.
  • Broken Pedestal: In season one, Rose clearly respects him and follows him loyally, to the point where she tells Jake that she wants to be like the Huntsman and will be once she slays Jake. After learning that Jake is the American Dragon, and then going on to realize what a deceitful, manipulative monster the Huntsman is, she loses all respect for him, and by "Homecoming", it's pretty clear that she absolutely despises him.
  • Butt-Monkey: He was seen as this In-Universe by his peers and the time-traveling Jake when he was a teenager. The show itself, though, portrays him as a credible threat, and makes it evident that the constant ridicule essentially caused him to snap, turning him into the intense and hateful man he is in the present day. Once his voice changes, his once tormentors are cowering in fear of him.
  • Clothing Damage: Does a self-inflicted version of this in "Homecoming". After Jake slams him into an elevator door, shattering his helmet, he tears his uniform down the middle of his chest in a fit of rage, revealing just how big his dragon birthmark is.
  • Cool Helmet: It's a dragon skull.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He's got the deep voice, cape, dark outfit, weapon, and helmet. There's even a scene in "Act 4, Scene 15" where his helmet is lowered down onto his deformed head, in a clear homage to The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Deader Than Dead: Killed with an irreversible wish that completely wipes him from the face of the earth. Really driven home by how, after Jake wishes that Rose was never kidnapped at birth by the Huntsclan—which should mean that Rose was never there to wish for the destruction of the Huntsclan—he's still gone.
  • Death by Secret Identity: Discovers Jake's human form when he arrives at the location where the Aztec Skulls must be activated, and Jake is there to confront him. He doesn't survive the encounter.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Downplayed. There are still 13 episodes left in the show after Rose kills him, but these episodes lack an overarching plot and villain, with the Dark Dragon himself only taking center stage in the finale, leaving the Huntsman's status as the Big Bad of the show secure.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Played with, Huntsman’s early years in the Huntsclan had him be the Butt-monkey to both his peers and superiors. This was completely turned on its head when his voice changed (after he got thrashed by an unknown savage creature which his peers initially thought was utterly hilarious), and the young Huntsman utterly terrified his former tormentors when he vowed to destroy all dragons.
  • Dragon Slayer: And he has the skull to prove it. Just never effective in the series though, albeit there were several close calls with different dragons.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The only reason he fails in the end is that he turns his back on a known traitor, viewing her as blackmailed into submission rather than motivated to sacrifice her own life to keep all magical creatures as well as her family safe.
  • Evil Laugh: Has one every now and then. He's the only major villain with one who never gets it lampshaded by Spud.
  • Evil Plan: Huntsman has tried his hand on a few over the series, all thankfully failed.
    • In season 1, Huntsman has a minor one as his main goal was to have Rose succeed in slaying her own dragon.
    • He also wanted to raise an army of the dead to annihilate the dragons for good.
    • Season 2 turns the evil up to eleven as Huntsman sets his sights on nothing less than the total genocide of the worlds’ magical creatures.
  • Evil Poacher: Comes with being a member of the Huntsclan, aside from Dragons, one episode has his stalking a herd of unicorns in Central Park and then there’s the events of "The Hunted".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Speaks with a deep, growling voice.
  • The Faceless: He wears the skull of the first dragon he ever killed upon his head. His face is only shown after Jake slams him into an elevator door, shattering the helmet.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates all magical creatures, to the point where his master plan in season two was to have them all wiped out of existence.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Has his moments when he seems to get a kick out of feigning politeness to mock his enemies, such as when he speaks to the captured Andam, Kulde, and Chang like they're honored guests in "The Halloween Bash" or when he bows to Rose and thanks her for coming to see him when she's so busy with her social life before he reveals that he knows she's a traitor in "Homecoming".
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: Played with. This appears to be the root of the Huntsclan's prejudice against magical creatures, and the Huntsman himself does seem to also fall in line with this, as he personally taught Rose how dragons were disgusting and states that magical creatures "pollute this planet". However, "Hero of the Hourglass" shows that his hatred runs much deeper.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: An episode in Season 2 reveals that he was a rather wimpy member of the Huntsclan who was bullied by people more skilled than him. He's since become the #4 threat to all magical beings.
  • Fur and Loathing: Donned a brown fur cloak in season 1, further distinguishing him from the other members of the Huntsclan. It is more than likely that he killed and skinned it himself.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He raised Rose to be the best of the Huntsclan, as a star pupil who will slay a dragon. She helps to defeat a dragon, after wiping him and the Huntsclan out.
  • Hate Sink: Not only does he wear the skull of a dragon he murdered as a helmet, he's frequently shown to have zero compassion for even his own clan. To show how he's more monstrous than any creature he's slain, he kidnapped a baby from her family, molded her into his apprentice, and threatened the lives of her family when she begins to rebel.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Attempts to wish all magical creatures out of existence, only to have his wish turned against him by his protege.
  • Honor Before Reason: Huntsman doesn’t have much in the way of honor, but he believes in doing thing “the Huntsclan-way” when dealing with dragons, which is meant to be ritualistic time consuming killing, justified at times since Huntsman has the dragons at his mercy and they don’t seem to have a chance of escape.
    • The Huntsclan captures three members of the Dragon council and ties them up in an open area where they can easily be spotted and then waits until he can have Rose kill them. This provides ample time for a small force to come to the dragons’ rescue.
    • Briefly captures Jake early in "The Hunted", but instead of killing him, he makes Jake partake in the Grand Equinox Hunt, which provides him a chance of escape alongside the other captives.
    • In "The Academy" instead of killing Jake himself when the Huntsclan has the dragon cornered, Huntsman orders Rose to kill him in a gladiator arena at a later time, which gives Jake and Rose the time to plan a risky but successful escape.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The Huntsclan's annual Grand Equinox Hunt.
  • Implied Death Threat: He does this twice in season two.
    • This being a Disney show, this is how the writers got away with him threatening Rose's family in "Homecoming".
      The Huntsman: I assure you, they're quite safe, and they'll remain that way as long as you do exactly as I say and bring me those skulls. Tonight.
    • He even does this to Rose herself in "Breakout", when she suggests she's going to refuse bringing him the pelt of the dragon she "killed".
      The Huntsman: Then I shall take your refusal as an admission of treason. You of all people know the consequences of betraying the Huntsclan.
  • In the Back: Rose blasts him from behind with her staff. Twice. The first time, in "Breakout", only knocks him out. The second time, in "Homecoming", he doesn't recover from.
  • Karmic Death: Killed by his own protege, who uses a wish he planned to use to wipe him from existence forever.
  • Kick the Dog: His entire relationship with Rose is founded on him emotionally abusing her. In particular, him telling Rose to not come home if she doesn't have an abominable snowman pelt in "Ski Trip" seems to be there for no other reason to make the Huntsman look like a dick and make us feel bad for Rose.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Rose lets him start his wish, but she makes sure he doesn't get to finish it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A serious and threatening villain for a Disney Channel series. There's a good bet that, when the show reaches its darkest moments, it's because of him. It reaches a head in the last act of "Homecoming", when his actions have left Jake the most angry, heartbroken, and perhaps even desperate he ever gets throughout the course of the show's run.
  • Lean and Mean: You'd never guess it based on the picture above, but as revealed in "Hero of the Hourglass", he was this in his youth.
  • Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Not only does the girl he personally raised to serve him as his apprentice break through the anti-magical creature propaganda and start to become the Magical World's inside person in the Huntsclan, but the crusade he initiates to hunt down and use the Aztec Skulls for ridding the planet of magical creatures ends up directly dooming the whole clan to near extinction.
  • Made of Iron: In "Hero of the Hourglass" (and in the span of seconds!) he first takes a flagpole straight to the face, sending him flying back several meters (he lands on his feet!), he then gets slammed into an extremely thick and solid concrete pillar hard enough to crack it all the way through. He's still conscious and can even run away from the falling pillar.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Wants little more than the destruction of all magical creatures.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He helped raise Rose by lying to her about her origins and making her The Ace. This means she's in the perfect position to turn against them as a Mole, especially when she finds out she was kidnapped as a baby. Threatening Rose's parents to get her to comply ends up convincing her to wipe out all the Huntsclan, including herself, to ensure the Huntsman can never hurt them or anyone again.
  • No Body Left Behind: When the Aztec Skulls get through with him, his cape is all that's left.
  • No Name Given: He's just called "The Huntsman", or "Huntsmaster" by his followers.
  • Pet the Dog: Rarely happens, but he does save Huntsgirl occasionally in season one and gets her medical attention when her leg is hurt.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Although he hates magical creatures, he’s not above cutting deals with them to get what he wants. Surprisingly, he doesn’t kill them after the trade is done, perhaps because his endgame is to kill them all anyway.
  • Properly Paranoid: He's either that or Crazy-Prepared, given he kept track of Rose's parents for fourteen years in the off-chance she rejected her Huntsclan upbringing and he needed to blackmail her into doing his bidding.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In Season One, his eyes were glowing red pinpricks under his mask. Season two goes with more humanlike eyes, which actually ups the scare factor with him as it shows that he's human.
  • Sadistic Choice: Presents one to Rose once he finally learns that she's a traitor. He tells her she can get him the remaining Aztec Skulls and help him kill all magical creatures, or he'll kill her parents.
  • Same Character, but Different: In season one, he's a sinister yet rather enigmatic figure who is all about hunting magical creatures, to the point where he's even willing to do business with magical creatures and willing to give his prey a sporting chance (as seen with the ten minute head start prisoners of the Grand Equinox Hunt are afforded). Come season two, and he's more of an aggressive, brutish Bad Boss who goes full on nazi by wanting to exterminate all magical beings. Word of God is that this was an intentional change to try and address how kids at a test screening didn't understand the Huntsman as a character.
  • Smug Snake: If he thinks that things are going his way, he can be very, very smug. "The Halloween Bash" is a perfect example.
  • Stranger Behind the Mask: He's never shown without his mask, until his final appearance where the helmet breaks. When we finally do get to see who he really is, it turns out he's a total stranger.
  • Super Strength: He possibly has this. He is shown punching through a brick wall, is barely fazed by being slammed head-first through an elevator door, and he then rips one of the pulleys from the shaft and slams it onto the ground in a fit of rage.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: In his season two design, his upper half is noticeably much more muscular than his lower half.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: He's a genocidal, child abducting and brainwashing maniac who wears the skull of the first dragon he ever killed as a trophy. In a Disney cartoon. And yes, whenever he shows up, the stakes rise and the tone of the show becomes more serious.
  • Villain Ball: Y'know Huntsman, if you had just executed Rose after she gave you the last Aztec Skull and defeated Jake, she never would have had the chance to shoot you from behind and wish for your death.
  • The Villain Knows Where You Live: He's been spying on Rose's parents her whole life. In "Homecoming", when he threatens her parents, he presents her with live footage of them sitting at their kitchen table, proving that he's not bluffing.
  • Villain Respect: Huntsman sometimes does show some respect for his opponents.
    • After Huntsman discovers that Rose is a traitor, Huntsman brings several other Huntsmasters to corner her, which still wasn’t enough to take her in. Justified since he trained her and is thus fully aware of what Rose is capable of when the chips are down.
    • He tells Laoshi in "Shapeshifter" that he “Will make a fine trophy”, acknowledging the elder dragons’ prowess during battle.
  • Villainous Vow: The end of "Hero of the Hourglass" reveals that he made one as a teenager.
    The Huntsman: Dragons! I will slay each and every one of them, if it takes until the end of time!
  • Wall of Weapons: He had several hidden behind bookcases in his study in season 1.
  • Would Harm a Senior: Seeing as he's Jake's Dragon Master, Lao-Shi is one of the Huntsman's primary targets. Perhaps best exemplified in "Shapeshifter", when Lao-Shi is pinned down from the collapsing lair's debris, and despite Rose urging him to get out, the Huntsman instead takes the opportunity to try going for the kill.
  • Would Hurt a Child: There's the fact that, under his leadership, the Huntsclan Academy punishes its students by forcing them to fight a kraken, for one. Also, when he was about to use the Aztec Skulls to kill all magical creatures in "Homecoming", one of the dragons present and being restrained was an 8 year old girl.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Does this to Rose and (more indirectly) Jake in "Homecoming". Both Rose and Jake seem to have what they want right in front of them—Rose escaping the Huntsclan and finding her family, and Jake getting to go to the dance with Rose. And then the Huntsman reveals he knows Rose has betrayed the Huntsclan and forces her to get the remaining three Aztec Skulls.

    The Huntsclan 
An ancient organization that hunts dragons, steals magical items and works to annihilate all magical creatures. One of the series’ primary villains.
  • Academy of Evil: The Huntsclan academy in a nutshell. It’s a training facility for a small army of future dragon slayers, thieves and assassins. Classes include “Dragon Slaying 101” where they learn their opponents’ weak spots, to not show any mercy and how to make poisons. Female students don’t discuss what’s best to wear, but how best to get dragon blood out of clothes. This place doesn’t use detentions, instead, misbehaving students get to fight a Tyrannosaurus-sized magical creature to the death (most likely the students’) in an arena for all of the school to see. Aside from these pleasant experiences, this place is still a school with cliques and rumours, which means it’s rife with inter-student fights.
  • Ancient Tomb: The Huntsclan maintain a secret one for their fallen members beneath Central Park.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: Averted. If you’re a member and fail, then there’s a good chance you’ll get killed. Same goes for traitors. It’s implied that they also kill normal people that learn about their existence (or find their hidden tomb).
  • Archenemy: Surprisingly, to the dragons (potentially the rest of the magical world as well).
  • Badass Army: As the Hutnsclan largely consists of Dragonslayers, Badass normals, monster hunters and Tykebombs, it’s hard for them not to be!
  • Birthmark of Destiny: Many Huntsclan members sport one shaped like a dragon somewhere on their body and the clan makes a concentrated effort to get people with the mark to join, going so far as to kidnap infants.
  • Blade on a Stick: The basic Huntsclan armament is a vicious dualsided halberd.
  • Deader Than Dead: All the Huntsclan was wished destroyed by Rose in “Homecoming”. #88 and #89 survived, but only because of a loophole written in the Huntsclan bylaws.
  • Desecrating the Dead: Befitting their nature as poachers, any magical being they murder gets treated like hunted game. For dragons in particular (who are essentially part human, mind you), their heads get turned into helmets for their murderer to wear, while the rest of their bodies can get skinned and hung up on the wall.
  • The Dragon Slayer: Recognized members of the Huntsclan have slain a dragon and carries the skull on their head like a helm.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: The Huntress from “The Academy” wastes no time to insult and torment prospective Huntsclan trainees with a vicious obstacle course while cracking a whip over their heads.
  • Expy: Of the Footclan, hints include the ninjaesque habits and that the masks of lower ranked members have a bright red clan symbol (a stylized “H”) on the forehead.
  • Fantastic Racism: They hate magical creatures with a passion, however, this doesn’t’ stop the clan from making deals with them when it suits their needs.
  • Foil: The human destroyers and thieves to the Dragons’ magical guardians and cops.
  • Handicapped Badass: One Huntsclan teacher at the academy had lost an eye and an arm and replaced them both with cybernetic implants. The badass comes in from the dragon skull he wears.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Aside from being indicated in the groups’ name, the Huntsclan preaches the destruction of Dragons and other powerful magical creatures, usually by hunting them down in their Grand Equinox hunt.
  • Kill 'Em All: How they're dealt with, thanks to Rose.
  • Magic from Technology: Their technology is extremely advanced and widely diverse. In season one it was used sparingly with more focus on traditional hunting methods, such as arrows and hunting dogs, while in season two it got turned up several notches.
    • A tracking device that enables them to find dragons when they’re in dragon form.
    • Flying discs that they use for transport.
    • Genuine teleportation devices, in “The Academy” it was even implied that the Huntsclan have been using that sort of technology for hundreds of years.
    • Artificial limbs for their wounded members.
    • Naturally they use the technology to create dangerous weapons, including Bona Fide Laser blades, bows that fire magical arrows and staves that shoots energy beams. Taking it a bit far in season one where Rose’s staff can also turn into a snowboard.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: In both season one and two, their basic members dons menacing masks.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Two of them, each equally justified and epic.
    • In “Fools’ Gold” a regiment of Huntsclan aren’t thrilled to learn that a dragon has led them into an ambush, with a small army of magical creatures emerging to fight them. And it gets even more pronounced as said dragon instructs one of the creatures (a giant) to go for the Huntsman himself.
    • Their reaction as Roses’ wish of destruction take effect.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Surprisingly averted in Season One, come season two, it’s not really present.
    • As nefarious as their code of conduct is, they do have loyalty towards each other such as one member that carries an unconscious Rose to safety in “Halloween Bash” or Huntsman checking up on his student when she was injured in “Act 4, scene 15”.
    • The clan also honors their deceased with statues and a nice tomb which they guard with great zeal. Though this didn’t top Huntsman from trying to animate their deceased members to annihilate the dragons for good.
  • Obviously Evil: Wears the skulls of dragons on their heads in a setting where dragons are the good guys. The fullface masks and dark military uniforms only accentuates it. Season one the regular members had hoods and red eyes.
  • The Order: Of thieves, kidnappers and murderers, mirroring the dragons.
  • Tyke Bomb: The Huntsclan academy trains them in bulk and a few are skilled enough to take out the Huntsman himself (admittedly his guard was likely down at the time) as collateral during a spat.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The Huntsclan has several characteristics of a cult of murderers and thieves bent on destroying the magical world, essentially wanting to commit genocide and replenishes their own ranks by kidnapping newborns straight from the arms of their parents. If anyone is in doubt, that’s pretty heavy for a kids’ cartoon.
  • Would Harm A Child: Oh. Yes. They. would! It doesn’t matter if the child in question is magical or not, if the kid is in the way, it will be harmed, killed if necessary. The Huntsclan even use this as a way of disciplining unruly students at the academy, letting the kids fight battles to the death against huge magical monsters, in front of an audience.

    The Dark Dragon 
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Voiced by: Clancy Brown

The #1 threat to the Magical World and apparently the only dragon to ever go bad, The Dark Dragon hates all humans and wishes to overthrow the human race, not to mention to convert all of the world's dragons to his side.


  • Arch-Enemy: As the #1 threat of the Magical World, he could be seen as this to all magical creatures. On a more personal level, he's this for Lao-Shi, as Lao-Shi defeated him in the past.
  • Back from the Dead: At the end of "Being Human", thanks to a drop of Jake's blood.
  • Breath Weapon: Like all dragons, he breathes fire.
  • Dark Is Evil: Is named the Dark Dragon and is the #1 threat to the magical world.
  • Dragon Slayer: Up until he faced Lao-shi, he had destroyed every dragon that didn’t join him.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Before Lao Shi, nobody survived a fight with him. Then young Lao Shi defeated and apparently drowned him. Then in season 1, Jake (who had barely escaped him in their first encounter) masterminds his defeat and first death, and in the series finale, when he had been empowered to the point that dozens of dragons were no match for him, Rose put him down for good.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: To quote Fu Dog: "No one knows who he is or where he came from, only that he's been consumed by powerful dark magic."
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In Season 1, his appearance was very similar to Jake's, just with the colors altered. In Season 2, his dragon form has four horns, and is much bigger and more demonic in stature.
  • The Dreaded: He's the #1 threat to the Magical World for good reason. His reputation seems to be so fearsome that, when Jake declares that the Dark Dragon intervened during his last dragon trial, the response from the dragon onlookers is shocked gasps and whispers. As an added bonus, even the Dark Dragon himself thinks he should be considered this trope.
    The Dark Dragon: Lao-Shi is an old fool who got very lucky once! I see he hasn't yet taught you to fear me.
  • Evil Laugh: Spud won't shut up about how cliched his laugh is in "Hong Kong Longs".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of of Clancy Brown.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Trapped inside a temple for 1,000 years.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sort of the opposite of the Huntsman, as he sees humans as inferior.
  • Final Boss: He's the final villain Jake must defeat in the series.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The #1 threat to the Magical World has a speaking role in all of three episodes.
  • Hero Killer: "Dragon Summit" tells us that the Dark Dragon has killed every dragon that has ever opposed him, save for Lao-Shi. Ultimately, this winds up subverted, however. Although the Dark Dragon does manage to defeat all of the world's dragons in "Hong Kong Longs", everyone survives the battle against him.
  • In the Hood: Wears one in "Dragon Summit" when he meets with Chang.
  • Join or Die: This is his stance when it comes to where the other dragons of the world stand in relation to his goals and is presumably why he's killed so many dragons.
    The Dark Dragon: I tried to give you all the chance to join me in ruling the world, but the American Dragon has just sealed your destruction!
    Jake: If we have to choose between destruction and joining you, we'll take destruction every time!
    The Dark Dragon: Then you shall have it, starting with your own grandfather!
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he appears, there's great cause for alarm, and Jake stops joking around when going up against him, due in part to the personal danger he and his servants cause toward Jake's friends and family.
  • Large and in Charge: His size is easily comparable to a giants’. In season two it’s practically taken up to eleven, being two-three stories tall, easily dwarfing other dragons. Naturally, The dark Dragon intends to lead the army he’s gathering.
  • Large Ham: "You have no idea of my DARK POWERS!"
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Has intense hatred for humans.
  • No Name Given: He's just "The Dark Dragon".
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He boasts about making a better world for his fellow dragons and magical creatures. However, he's killed off dragons for refusing to take his side and doesn't bat an eye at the magical creatures who he has to kill because they reject his ambitions. If this really was his goal, it's become less of one and more an excuse for world domination.
  • One-Man Army: In "Hong Kong Longs", he singlehandedly curbstomps all the dragons of the world.
  • Palette Swap: In Season 1, his appearance is similar to that of Jake's Dragon form, with a similar jawline, body pattern, and hairstyle, only black and purple. Season 2 gives him a much more distinct appearance along with being black and blue.
  • Shock and Awe: He is shown shooting lightning from his fingers in "Hong Kong Longs".
  • Super Strength: He is a dragon, after all.
  • Super Toughness: Even more so than regular dragons, he first displays this by swimming around in a pool of lava the first time he and Jake meet, not showing any signs of discomfort. Justified, as he’s both a dragon and juiced up on dark magics.
  • Taking You with Me: He tries to do this to Jake and Rose at the end of "Hong Kong Longs" as he's about to become trapped in the temple.
  • Tempting Fate: In the series finale, upon defeating all of the world's dragons, he asks if there is anyone who could challenge him. Rose heard him and was willing to accept the challenge.
  • True Final Boss: He outlasts the The Huntsman, and serves as the main antagonist of the series finale. Despite having a relatively small role compared to the Huntsman, he can’t be considered a Post-Final Boss, since he’s always considered the far greater threat of the two.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In his season two design.
  • We Can Rule Together: Wants to create an army of magical creatures to aid him in taking back the world from humans.
    The Dark Dragon: Greetings my dragon brothers and sisters! Allow me to propose another toast: to dragons ruling the world!

    Councilor Chang 
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Her season one appearance
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Her season two appearance
Voiced by: Lauren Tom

A member of the Dragon Council; a dragon from Asia. Chang is harsh and cold when it comes to Jake. Unsurprisingly, she turns out to be a mole for The Dark Dragon, secretly aiding him in his plot to recruit Jake and overthrow the human race.


  • Art Shift: Got hit with this the most in season 2. She was originally a Miniature Senior Citizen about Jake's height in her human form in the first season. The re-design suddenly cranked her to a more adult height out of the blue.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Normally, she has no problem with killing Jake if it's what needs to be done. In "Being Human", however, she needs the American Dragon's chi for the spell to resurrect the Dark Dragon. Since Jake has to be alive, she just kidnaps him and ties him up so she can complete the ritual. Fortunately or unfortunately, Jake had been depowered for a few days, which meant Haley's chi was needed instead.
  • Cardboard Prison: She was sent to one after she was exposed as The Mole.
  • The Dragon: Right hand woman to The Dark Dragon.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Briefly, in "Nobody's Fu" and "Being Human", where she tries to get revenge for her imprisonment and resurrect the Dark Dragon, respectively. She goes back to serving the Dark Dragon in "Hong Kong Longs".
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: For most of the series, it seems to be a case of where she has absolutely no sense of humor. Until "Nobody's Fu", that is, where if the look on her face is any indication, she thought that Bananas B making a dig at Trixie and Spud's friendship sweaters was positively hilarious.
  • Evil Old Folks: Can beat Jake fire breath to fire breath while being roughly the same age as Lao-Shi.
  • Gaslighting: Until her cover is blown, she spends much of season one doing this to Jake so as to lure him into working for the Dark Dragon. Jake fortunately is too stubborn and immature to fall for it.
  • Hate Sink: Among the villains in the show, Chang is easily one of the least likable, being harsh and condescending towards basically everyone on top of being a Misanthrope Supreme.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: When she first met Lao-shi 30 years before the series started, she was quite attractive.
  • Join or Die: She makes her stance clear to Jake in "Hong Kong Nights".
    Chang: You have a choice, American Dragon: join us or be slain.
  • Large Ham: "TISK, TISK Mister Long."
  • Magic Staff: She uses one as a weapon in season two.
  • Master of Illusion: Implied, since she managed to trick her jailors by leaving an illusion of herself in her cell, it was good enough that Laoshi and Jake got fooled.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Shares the Dark Dragon's hatred of humans.
  • The Mole: She's been working with the Dark Dragon the whole time.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: She’s stickler for the rules, especially if they don’t benefit Jake, like when she tried to argue with Kulde and Andam against Jake getting his powers back after he engineered their rescue.
  • Obviously Evil: Pretty much, the fact that in her first appearance, she's heavily biased against Jake during the Dragon Competition is an obvious clue.
    • Her human self's season two redesign reeks of this, wearing a black and red outfit, and having a pale purple skin tone.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Grandpa. They dated once, but she turned out to be working with the Dark Dragon.
  • Puny Humans: Her opinion on humans. Ironically, in both season finale final battles, it was a combination of humans and mystical creatures working together that beat both her and the Dark Dragon.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In "Nobody's Fu", she kidnaps Jake with the clear intention of murdering him to hurt Lao-Shi after Lao-Shi turned her in and sent her to prison. Turns out, in "Being Human", she actually needs Jake alive in order to resurrect the Dark Dragon.
  • Same Character, but Different: Her initial portrayal as a cold, reserved, condescending woman goes out the door once she escapes prison in the tail end of season two, changing to a more outwardly sadistic and mustache-twirling demeanor. Very likely justified by her anger over being imprisoned and her no longer having to keep up a respectful appearance.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Despite Jake saving her (along with the rest of the Dragon Council) from the Huntsclan in "The Halloween Bash," she still tries to eliminate him whenever she gets the chance.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Well, more like fall offstage, but it's obvious that her exit in "Hong Kong Longs" was meant to serve as both a defeat and to keep her for a third season (which never happened) where she possibly could have been the Big Bad.
  • Villain Has a Point: She's actually right about humans subjugating magical creatures, which is something even Jake points out in "The Halloween Bash" in regards to his party bringing humans and magical creatures together. It's just, you know, wanting to enslave humanity and kill any dragon who stands in your way isn't the best way to deal with the situation.
  • We Can Rule Together: It's revealed that she wanted Jake depowered and disqualified from the Dragon Tournament because she wanted him to fall under the Dark Dragon's influence and join her. When Jake busts her, she makes the offer; after he turns her down, she resorts to kidnapping and blackmail.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her reason for joining the Dark Dragon is because she's tired of magical creatures being subjugated by humans.
    Jake: So, everyone knows that the Dark Dragon is one twisted dude, but what about you, Chang? I thought you cared about magical creatures.
    Chang: I do. Magical creatures once ruled the earth, until humans forced us into hiding.

    Bananas B 
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Voiced by: Adam Wylie

The first ever "Hip Hop Helper Monkey", Bananas B takes over as Jake's Animal Guardian after Fu's license expires.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Initially at least, Bananas B is instantly popular with Jake and his schoolmates by showing off his acrobatic abilities and his, it’s to the point that even Rotwood likes him. Fu Dog’s jealousy meant he was, at first, the only one that disliked Bananas B. The entire Dragon Team is against the monkey after he betrays Jake and joins Chang and the Dark Dragon.
  • Catchphrase: In "Being Human" and "Hong Kong Longs", he really tries to make "Bangers!" a thing.
  • Dirty Coward: What leads to him doing a Face–Heel Turn.
  • The Dragon: He becomes this when Chang agrees to let him team up with her.
  • Everything Is Better With Monkeys: Subverted, in the beginning, Bananas B was a great help to Jake, both at his dragon duties and at school, where his ingenuity, charm and attention to detail made him a great asset. As a result he and Jake became very popular at school. This naturally changed after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Betrays Jake and offers his services to Chang in a bid to have her spare his life. It works.
  • Jive Turkey: Uses slang much like Jake does. It helps Jake start to warm up to him and even ultimately prefer him over Fu Dog.
  • Maniac Monkeys: A Dirty Coward of a chimpanzee.
  • Mischief-Making Monkey: Part of his charm is that he’s cheeky.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He's last seen trying to do this. Fu Dog is more than happy to help see him off.
  • Talking Animal: A talking monkey.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: His fate at the end of the series is to be chased out of the temple the final fight is taking place in by Fu Dog.

    Professor Hans Rotwood 
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Voiced by: Paul Rugg

A teacher at Jake's school, Rotwood believes in the Magical World (although his facts about magical creatures are inaccurate). His beliefs got him discredited as a scientist, and he now works as the principal of Jake's school. He has a strong dislike of Jake, namely for Jake's bad attitude.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: As shown in “Magic Enemy #1” most magical creatures don’t like Rotwood’s overenthusiastic attention and appreciation of them, even if it’s genuine.
    Rotwood: (To a Hag) Breath Taking.
    Hag: [Slaps Rotwood away] STOP touching me!
  • Anti-Villain: Could likely be considered this, as although he's a major jerk and he is a threat by virtue of wanting to expose the Magical World, he doesn't malevolently mean harm like the Huntsman or the Dark Dragon do. He's shown in "Magical Enemy #1" to have a true affinity for magical creatures, and really just wants validation for his beliefs and the fame that comes with it.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed, whenever he isn’t called “Professor”, Rotwood will immediately yell at the student to correct them.
  • Better the Devil You Know: While he is trying to expose the existence of magical creatures, he's fairly inept in doing so and easier to deal with. When Sigmund Brock takes over as school principal after Rotwood is fired, he turns out to be much more of a threat to Jake that it didn't take much for Jake to want Rotwood back.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the butt of the Running Gag in "Ski Trip", where he constantly gets injured. Doubles as an Iron Butt Monkey, as he keeps on trying to be an authority figure, even when he's in a full body cast.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Not a big case, but in “Professor Rotwoods Thesis” he has prepared his armored van with a few useful features, such as an oil spill for eventual pursuers.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Jake make an alliance in "The Rotwood Files" to get Sigmund Brock fired. Later, they're forced to work together in "Magic Enemy #1".
  • Evil Teacher: Played straight and subverted. In many episodes, it seems that his only purpose is to make Jake miserable and he wants to expose the Magical World to humans, but it is shown that he is not a true threat and even has a true respect for the Magical World. Likewise he won't let harm befall his students if him going again Sigmund is any indication. Jake may be a dragon but he's still one of his students.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Implied at the end of "Being Human", when at the graduation ceremony, he gives Jake his diploma and shakes his hand. Jake did allow him to meet magical creatures after all, so likely there was no reason to be antagonistic any further to him.
  • Hidden Depths: In “Magic Enemy #1” Rotwood gleefully admits that he loves the circus and that he had always dreamt of becoming a famous juggler. As a bonus, he actually does know how to juggle and is skilled enough that a magical carney applauds his performance. This extends into a low grade version of Juggle Fu. Ironic, considering his demand for respect from his students.
  • Insistent Terminology: He always feels the need to remind people to address him as "Professor" instead of "Mister."
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He believes himself to be a expert on magical creatures, but most of his knowledge is completely off base. Part of the reason Jake does so bad in his class is that what the things he teaches about magical creatures contradict everything Jake knows to be true about them.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Sometimes, especially at the end of "The Rotwood Files".
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's normally a Butt-Monkey. Then we get "The Rotwood Files"...
  • Price on Their Head: Subverted. The magical community thought that it was the case due to misinterpreting Jake’s blog, which he used to vent about his teacher, and started hounding Rotwood to get the, they assumed, very sizeable reward. The whole situation was only dispelled and the would-be-bounty hunters discouraged after Jake brought Rotwood in himself and claimed the nonexistent reward.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Unbeknownst to him, he has a Chimera, a magical creature that causes horrific nightmares, sealed off in his subconsciousness, which has been there for years. This naturally leads into Fridge Horror.
  • Secret Chaser: His life's goal is to prove the existence of magical creatures, including the true identity of a local dragon.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He prefers to be called "Professor"— despite the fact that he teaches middle school, not college. He still keeps the "Professor" label even after he is promoted to being the school's new principal.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In "Magic Enemy #1", Jake takes him to the Magus Bazaar where he finally gets to interact with real magical creatures, going full on dorky mode. It's both silly and heartwarming.
  • Ultimate Job Security: Early on in the series, in "Professor Rotwood's Thesis", he gets arrested for locking one of his teenage students in the back of a truck. When he gets out of jail sometime after the end of the episode, not only does he have his teaching job to go back to, but in season two, he's hired to be the school's principal.

    Huntsboys #88 and #89 
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Huntsboy #88 Voiced by: Kyle Massey
Huntsboy #89 Voiced by: Nicholas Brendon

Two young Huntsclan students who are able to lie themselves up to apprentice level in the Huntsclan.


  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: Their introduction scene. They’re both pretty much gung-ho over the idea of slaying a dragon... but when they meet Jake and Lao Shi in their dragon forms face-to-face, it sends them running like cowards.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: After the defeat of the Huntsclan, they decide to take over the world. It doesn’t go too well for them.
  • Co-Dragons: With Rose having performed a Heel–Face Turn, they serve as this for The Huntsman in season two.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Exagerated. Given their Butt-Monkey status, this is a given, but especially evident in “Shaggy Frog” where they’re both easily dealt with by a Pixie, who does so without turning around to face the pair.
  • Dragon Ascendant: With the rest of the Huntsclan—save Rose—dead, "Shaggy Frog" shows them taking up all the technology of the Huntsclan for themselves.
  • Expy: Have shades of #21 and #24 from The Venture Bros..
  • Foil: To Rose. While Rose is a conflicted and unwilling member of the Huntsclan, they are willing and eager, to the point where they are willing to lie to lift themselves up in Huntsclan status. Their overall incompetence, cowardliness, and self-serving nature is also in stark contrast to Rose's competence, bravery, and self-sacrificing nature.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Whenever 88 is scared (usually by Jake in his dragon form), he usually starts crying out for his Mama.
  • Infant Immortality: They manage to survive the destruction of the Huntsclan, but only by resigning before the effect could reach them.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Along with not receiving new monikers, they retain their trainee uniforms after they've been promoted to being the Huntsman's new apprentices, even though that means they should be given uniforms identical to the one Rose has.
  • Meaningful Name: Likely unintentional, but considering that the Huntsmen are A Nazi by Any Other Name to magical life and that 88 translates to Heil Hitler in white supremacist culture (H is the 8th letter of the alphabet so 88=HH) it would be pretty big coincidence. The irony is that 88 is clearly African American.
  • Miles Gloriosus: They both play themselves up as being fearless dragon-slayers, but usually run away when confronted by Jake or some other magical beast.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: "Shaggy Frog" shows that, while still comedic, they are capable of actually being threats. Even before then, they catch on to Rose's odd behaviors while she secretly tries to help Jake.
  • The Remnant: Following the destruction of the Huntsclan, they're the only ones left carrying on the Huntsclan's work of hunting magical creatures, but they do plan on reviving the organization over time.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: 88, particularly when cornered by the Aztec Guardian Serpent in “Breakout”.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: What they always do when things don't go according to plan. This ended up saving their lives, as they quit the Huntsclan right after the wish for the annihilation of everyone in it.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: The Huntsman's two new apprentices.
  • Took a Level in Badass: "Shaggy Frog" shows them as actually capable Huntsclan members.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: While they are happily complicit with all of the Huntsclan's crimes, they are nonetheless more cowardly and less competent, serving as comic relief enemies that even Jake, Rose, and the others don't take very seriously.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In the Christmas Episode.
  • You Are Number 6: They're only ever referred to by the numbers the Huntsclan Academy assigned them, even after they become apprentices.

    Eli Pandarus 
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Voiced by: Jonathan Freeman

The Wizard of Wall Street, Pandarus desires to become the most powerful wizard in the Magical World.


  • And Now You Must Marry Me: The very reason he held a beauty contest for the magical community in “Eye of The Beholder” was to force the winner into marrying him, so he could get a power boost.
  • Animal Motif: Downplayed, he sports a small spider on his chest, more visible in season two, where his wands is also topped by a red one. It becomes more apparent in "The Heist" where he uses a giant spider to guard his safe in Pandarus Towers.
  • Bad Boss: Considering how he kicked Monty Hall to the curb once he had no more use for him, and threatened to turn Mrs. Grumplestock into a toad if she failed him.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He turned Mrs. Grumplestock into a toad simply to discipline her.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Is more than happy to be referred to as a villain.
    Jake: Eli Pandarus! What's a lying, cheating, evil wizard doing in a place like this?
    Pandarus: You say the sweetest things.
  • The Casanova: At least he’s a playboy in Fu Dogs’ opinion. Part of his introduction is him on the red carpet with a woman at his side.
  • Evil Laugh: Gets lampshaded by Spud in "A Befuddled Mind".
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's called "The Wizard of Wall Street" for this reason. Humorously, he shares a voice actor with another evil sorcerer Disney created.
  • Famous Ancestor: Implied to be descended form Pandora but not outright stated. Similarities in names aside, the fact that the code to Pandora’s box had been passed down through Pandarus’ family for generations lends credence to the theory.
  • Horned Hairdo: His look in Season 2, which is definitely more "evil sorcerer"-like than his relatively normal haircut in Season 1.
  • Magic Wand: He’s got several long ones in season two, each topped by a red spider.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Zig-zagged, Pandarus is always sharply dressed in a nice suit, but also adds a cape which make him appear eccentric.
  • Meaningful Name: Eli means “Ascension” in Hebrew, and it’s essentially what he wants to do, ascend to either become the mightiest wizard in the land or rule the world.
  • Multicolored Hair: Downplayed, his hair in season 2 are a mix of black and dark- and light yellow.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Downplayed, Pandarus bore a faint visual resemblance to Donald Trump in season one, mainly with his blonde hair and face. Aside from cosmetic similarities, Pandarus is also very wealthy, hosted a beauty pageant in "Eye of The Beholder" and even have his own skyscraper: Pandarus Towers in the middle of New York. In season two, Pandarus controls Manhatten Genius Institute, mirroring Trump University.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Downplayed, Pandarus doesn’t wear this often, but Fu once showed a picture of him wearing the pointy hat, and Pandarus is always shown wearing a cape.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Is much more ruthless and capable in his appearance in season two, in contrast to season one, where he cowers when beaten.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Escapes at the end of "A Befuddled Mind", which is his last appearance in the series.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Pandarus definitely try to uphold this this in season one, waving at people on the catwalk and pretending to be an animal lover. In the magical community, he briefly held this during “Eye of The Beholder” where he hosted the magical beauty pageant on his private Island. The contesters and some watchers were quite friendly with him (Fu Dog even chanted his name). It all stops when the second he insults one of the contesters (Fu Dog in disguise) and it irreversibly tanks once it’s revealed that he has ulterior motives with the pageant.

    Fury, Euryale and Medusa (The Gorgon Sisters) 
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From left to right: Euryale, Medusa, Fury
Voiced by: Hynden Walch

Three ancient sisters who, when together, can combine their powers to turn their enemies to stone. When separated, they can only hypnotize their enemies.


  • Adaptational Name Change: Fury isn’t the name of the third gorgon sister in mythology, it’s Stheno. Fury is however a good summarization of that particular gorgon sister, whom was noted to have killed more men than the two other gorgons combined.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the myths, all three gorgons could turn people to stone, but in the series, all three are forced to work together to do this. Instead of the original oneshot ability (Not to mention their often-forgotten wings and claws), they can do several other things, such as locate each other.
  • And I Must Scream: It’s implied that the Gorgons are fully aware of the passage of time while they’re petrified, as Fury comments on being in stone form for months. If they are capable of this however, it explains how they can speak perfect English in the present, after assumingly being petrified for hundreds of years.
  • Bad Date: According to Fu, the sisters are not averse to go on a triple date, which they will turn into the worst in history. Doubles as a Noodle Incident.
  • Berserk Button: Do not think you’re better than they are! They’ll throw a fit against each other if one of them thinks they’re looking down on the others. It’s even worse when they’re sure about it! Lightningbolts will fly and people will be petrified!
  • Chekhov's Gun: Euryale isn’t thrilled when she finds out Fury has taken her bracelet in “Bring It On”. That bracelet is revealed to be the source of Fury’s powers in “Furious Jealousy”, where it’s destroyed leaving her powerless, and she is forced to replace it.
  • Dark Action Girl: Fury prefers her mindcontrolled servants do the hard work, but she can still give a fair fight to a dragon without them or her sisters, relying on her snake-hair and hand blasts.
  • Evil Overlord: Or rather Evil Over-ladies, they used their powers to dominate the magical world in ancient times, where they turned anyone opposing them to stone.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Each of the gorgon sisters are guilty of this, not wanting their other sisters to look down on them or ordering them around (though they’ll give each other commands on occasion). Even if Medusa is the most famous of them, Euryale and Fury still insist that they’re all equally important (Medusa seems to disagree with this however). This heated argument about this eventually lead to another flaw: wrath, as they’ll fight each other if their pride is injured sufficiently, petrifying each other.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Fury has a penchant for wearing this color, both her normal outfit and whatever disguise she gets are some shade of purple.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Lampshaded by Fury, who says "Wow, I am hot" when looking at herself in a mirror. Also, when getting Euryale, Fury claims that their mom apparently considered Fury to be the prettiest of her sisters.
  • Hand Blast: Part of their Adaptational Superpower Change. Each sister can fire blasts from their fingers and palms, which seems to be related to some old fashioned lightning.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Fury uses hers to enslave the cheerleaders and turn them into her own thugs.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Downplayed, the sisters have petty arguments, takes each other’s stuff and act more like teenagers than adults. Perhaps justified from their prolonged stay in stoneform.
  • Large Ham: The first thing Euryale does upon being woken is to rant about how she and her sisters are going to take over the world. Fury does it too. Both stop almost immediately upon realising that something is wrong (Fury's shocked to see that her snake hair has a split end and Euryale thinks Fury has taken her bracelet).
  • Mama Bear: The sisters (or at least Fury) seem pretty protective of their hair-snakes. Fury refers to hers with Affectionate Nicknames like “sweetiekins”.
  • Power Trio: Enforced, justified and mixed with TheWeirdSisters for being a magical trio. The Gorgon sisters are strongest when they’re together, as it’s the only way they can use their famous petrification powers. Alone, they’re much easier to deal with, but can still be a handful even for a dragon.
  • Prehensile Hair: Mostly used by Fury, but the sisters can use their snakehair in several ways, such as wrapping around something and carry it away, attack and even as a way of transport.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their eyes flashes red when seriously agitated, but also when they’re about to hypnotize or petrify a target.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Their backstory notwithstanding, Fury was known as "Stheno" in the original myths (but then again, how many people can pronounce that?). Additionally, reflective surfaces could not deflect the Gorgons' Brown Note.
  • Smug Snake: Figuratively and literally! Their mutual desire to be the best leads to their downfall and they have a snake motif.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Unsurprisingly, the Gorgons are closely associated with snakes, and not just their hair, even their clothes and jewelry are serpent-themed and they can use them as weapons.
  • Super Strength: Zig-zagged, while their lithe bodies haven’t displayed anything above normal strength, the serpents that make up their hair can lift a massive stone statue with ease and can be used for swift movement simultaneously to travel great distances.
  • Taken for Granite: On both the giving and receiving end of this trope. They're defeated first when their magic is turned on them and then when they turn it on each other.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Medusa wastes no time upon being freed and immediately complains about her dry skin, not bothering to thank her sisters at all.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Fury at the end of "Furious Jealousy". It really seems like the writerss were trying to keep as many options open as possible when it came to villains in the third season (which never happened).
  • Whip It Good: Fury can use her belt as a whip with a bit extra bite (it turns into a snake as well). She’s got a Mama Bear behaviour towards it too, as seen during her first fight with Jake when retrieving Euryale, and he managed to deflect her shake-belt with his fire breath.
    Fury: My baby! (Pulls the snake belt back to her and pets its head with care) Oh, sweetheart, are you okay?
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Fury gets this reaction from Jake when her hair attacks him.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Lampshaded by Trixie when she pulls a Batman Gambit on the three of them to try and get them to turn each other to stone—as Trixie points out, you'd have know a lot about Greco-Roman mythology to know who Fury and Euryale are, whereas pretty much everyone already knows who Medusa is, even if you don't know anything about mythology.

    Sigmund Brock 
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Voiced by: Corey Burton

Rotwood's old professor who takes his job as principal of Jake's school after Rotwood gets fired. Needless to say, he's far more of a threat than Rotwood ever was. He invented a chemical that can expose dragons while they're in their human form thanks to funding from what is implied to be the Huntsclan.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Male version. "Hola students! My name is Sigmund Brock and this school year is going to ROCK!" It all goes downhill from there for Jake.
  • Chemistry Can Do Anything: Invented Brockium, which forces dragons in human form to transform to their dragon forms.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: According to Rotwood, when he was his mentor, he "exploded with rage at the slightest mistake".
  • Outgambitted: At the end of "The Rotwood Files" he's tricked into showing Jake and friends in a cage and trying to expose Spud as a dragon. All courtesy of Rotwood, who proceeds to take back his job and steal the last drop of the dragon-revealing liquid to make sure Jake is a dragon.
  • Putting the "Pal" in Principal: Subverted, as his super-likable principal persona is one giant ruse. He actually hates children.
  • Sadist Teacher: After Jake tries to get him fired, Brock gets revenge by taking advantage of his popularity at the school and going over the intercom and tells the entire school that "Jake Long in Homeroom 217, Locker 8331" was behind it, effectively leaving Jake at the mercy of a very angry student body.
  • Student and Master Team: Mentored Rotwood and tried to find magical creatures together, but the student left the master because of Brock’s temper.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: To the students, he's a very respectable professor. To Jake however, he's a threat.

    Yang (Evil) Jake 
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Voiced by: Dante Basco

An evil doppelganger that Jake accidentally makes of himself with a negative dragon chi amplifier. Yang Jake's goal is to absorb all of Jake's other doppelgangers so he can overpower and absorb Jake, becoming Jake Long himself.


  • Pun: Makes one every single time he absorbs a doppelganger.
    Yang Jake: Too bad for you I'm so self absorbed!

    Dr. Diente 
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Voiced by: John C. McGinley

A dentist working for the Tooth Fairy that betrays her and steals her wand, planning on stealing Haley's loose dragon tooth so he can claim its power.


  • Defeat Equals Explosion: His final fate, maybe due to the magic involved or the electric discharge from having a huge tv-screen smacked directly into his face.
  • Killed Off for Real: All that's left of him after his defeat are his glasses.
  • Made of Iron: He’s surprisingly durable for a human, taking a tailswipe from Lao-shi to the chest, ramming him into a large machine and gets up with minimal discomfort.
  • Meaningful Name: Diente means "tooth" in Spanish.
  • One-Winged Angel: Haley's dragon tooth causes him to become a giant monster made entirely out of teeth.
  • Only in It for the Money: He views The Tooth Fairy's job as a business and wants the power of Haley's tooth so he can get back every cent she gave away.
  • The Starscream: Betrays the Tooth Fairy and usurps her position and power when he gets the chance.

    Yan-Yan (Miss Tinkles) 
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Voiced by: Tia Carrere

A Chinese Hairless cat and Fu Dog's ancient rival. For centuries, she and Fu Dog have been fighting over Fu's family coin. She is currently posing as Olivia Mears' pet.


  • Arch-Enemy: Fu's ancient rival. According to "Fu and Tell", she and Fu Dog have a history of fighting over Fu's coin.
  • Atrocious Alias: "Miss Tinkles". Fu Dog lampshades it.
    Fu Dog: Miss Tinkles? That's grand.
  • Been There, Shaped History: She's fought Fu all over the world across hundreds of years. Breaking the nose of the sphinx is just a little of the devastation they've caused.
  • Cats Are Mean: Repeatedly steals Fu dogs' lucky coin and readily trashtalks his mother.
  • Creepy Hairless Animal: She's a hairless cat and about as pleasant as she's hairy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If this exchange is any indication.
    Fu Dog: You realize this is about to turn ugly, huh?
    Yan-Yan: Why, is your mother coming?
  • I Know Kung-Fu: She learned it in the kennel of a Shaolin monastery.
  • Monumental Damage: Her fights with Fu have broken off the Sphix's nose, bent Pise's Leaning Tower, and sent the Titanic on the iceberg.
  • Really 700 Years Old: If all the flashbacks and all their battles are any indication, she's probably around the same age as Fu Dog.
  • Super Strength: She’s deceptively strong for her lithe build and size, proven as one of her kicks sent Fu Dog into the tower of Pise, which caused it to lean.
  • Talking Animal: Like Fu Dog, she's able to speak like a human.

    Herbert the Goblin 
Voiced by: John DiMaggio
A goblin mob boss and loanshark that was a recurring villain in season one.
  • Easily Forgiven: Implied and downplayed but given that he is present at the party in “Halloween Bash” he can at least be civil around Fu and Jake and they can tolerate him in turn.
  • Friendin The Black Market: Downplayed, calling him a friend is very farfetched, but he has lent Fu some dog biscuits now and then, for which Fu owes him big time.
  • Dirty Coward: Herbert does not stay around to fight anyone. Justified since his opponent are dragons.
  • The Don: He leads his own gang of goblins and other magical creatures like a smalltime mob.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It’s purple.

    Maximinus 
An ogre gladiator that has a helmet that enables him to read others’ minds.
  • Bald of Evil: He has a receding hairline.
  • Big Guy: Even amongst regular ogres this guy is huge, Maximinus can hold a dragon in one hand.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep gravelly voice.
  • Magic Hat: Technically a helmet, which enabled Maximinus to read his opponents thoughts, granting him numerous victories.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Downplayed, his torso is broad and powerful, making his legs are quite skinny in comparison, but they’re still very muscled.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Admittedly, the children in question are a dragon and a sorcerer so can defend themselves, but he was still willing to kill both after he’d gotten his helm back and tied them up.

    Vicky Fickling 
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“What? Like a Siren has to be some oompah la-la cutie-mama, or something?”
Voiced by: Laura Ortiz

A teenage geek girl at Jake’s school who turns out to be a siren. She tricks Jake and company into thinking Danika Hunnicutt was the Siren.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Jake.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She may seem like a nice girl with kind attitude to go with her humble appearance. Nope! In reality, she's a jealous, manipulative siren who tricked Danika into accepting her siren necklace as a gift so she could remotely control Jake into putting himself in harm's way.
  • Foreshadowing: Her frequent tilting her head to get rid of swimmers ear is an early hint that she’s actually a Siren.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Whenever she uses her Siren voice, the eyes of any male who hears it glow a bright cyan blue, the same color as her necklace.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Her motive, more or less stated word for word.
  • Irony: She’s a Siren that has swimmer’s ear, much to her frustration. She even lampshades this fact.
  • Magical Accessory: Her necklace holds her siren powers.
  • Nerd Glasses: Big and square ones.
  • Trekkie: She’s pretty much this show’s version of one. She even speaks a language similar to Klingon at one point.

    Tiburon 
Voiced by: John DiMaggio
"You think you can dry me up with your dragon-fire? I rule these seas, and soon, all of your dryland as well!"
The leader of the evil shark people, Tiburon wants to use Neptune's trident to flood the world and rule it afterwards. He has a Spanish accent and theme.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His left hand has been replaced with a doublebladed metal prong.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Justifiied and almost exaggerated, thanks to both his use of Neptunes’ Trident and his opponents’ inexperience, he swiftly defeats Greggy by imprisoning him in a watersphere.
  • Dark Is Evil: His skin is significantly darker than that of his subordinates and he’s remarkably more focused on their nefarious goal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Downplayed, when challenged by Greggy, Tiburon responds dismissively before curbstomping the dragon. Doubles as a rare villainous case of PreasskickingOneliner even though that is also a downplayed case.
    Greggy: "Want to mess with a real dragon? Mess with me!"
    Tiburon: "Eh, whatever your say"
  • Evil Plan: He’s got one of the classic TakeOverTheWorld type. Tiburon wants to flood part of the world and take over the submerged landmass (which gives his plans logical shades of Omnicidal Maniac and a little end-to-the-world-as-we-know-it flair).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep voice and the Spanish accent ads a nice extra layer of menace to it.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Tiburon wears a red patch over his left eye, is the driving force behind the evil sharkpeoples’ plans and doesn’t shy away from attacking and holding a whole family of dragons hostage.
  • Fantastic Racism: Has shades of it, thinking that Sharkpeople are superior to surface dwellers when it comes to the seas and its’ powers, wants to subjugate humanity under his rule and at the very least is against peaceful relations with land walkers. He also condescendingly refers to land walkers (even dragons) as “dryland rats”.
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed, but compared to his underlings, he’s significantly more intelligent (which admittedly isn’t that hard) and proactive when it comes to fighting, taking on a dragon alone if necessary. In terms of intelligence, instead of killing Jake outright when he had the chance, Tiburon opted to interrogate him instead (before planning to kill him). Tiburon also figured out where Sharkwoman had hidden Neptunes’ trident.
  • Irony: In the end, he gets imprisoned thanks to the very Macguffin he sought to rule with.
  • Heroic Build: Downplayed as he doesn’t have an outright chiseled physique, but he does have the broad shoulders, arms, chest and narrow hips required.
  • Horse of a Different Color: He rides a winged Seaserpent into battle, which is also useful for swift air and underwater travel, just not terribly resistant to heat.
  • Large Ham: He has his moments, look no further than his character quote, or the one below, where he proceeds to chew the scenery with lightning:
    “Say Goodbye to dry land and bow to your new ruler!”
  • The Leader: He’s in charge of the evil Sharkpeople, which is named his “Sharkmada” by Sharkwoman.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": He’s a sharkman and Tiburon means “shark” in ‘Spanish’.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appears once in the series
  • Prongs of Poseidon: A solid type 1, at least when he gets his hand on Neptunes’ actual trident, which grants him an amazing level of watercontrol, so much, that he can submerge the mainland completely. As an added bonus, the trident also allows him to call down lightning from the sky.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Only one for him, but that handicap doesn’t seem to make him any less of a threat.
  • Unexplained Accent: He has a Spanish accent, neither shared by any of the other Sharkpeople or his voice actor, John DiMaggio.

Friends

    Councilor Andam 
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Voiced by: Clarence Williams III

The Dragon of Africa and one of the members of the world's Dragon Council.


  • Art Shift: Not hit hard with it in his human form, only getting taller and having a different wardrobe, but his dragon form changes drastically. In season 1, he was brown and had four wings on his back, while in season 2, he's down to a single pair of wings, have gone purple and sports a pair of goats' horns.
  • Breath Weapon: Unlike other dragons, Andam breathes lightning bolts.
  • Distressed Dude: In "The Halloween Bash", he's captured by the Huntsclan and almost slain.
  • Minor Major Character: As a member of the Dragon Council, he's essentially one of the leaders of the Magical World, but he only appears in about 3 or 4 episodes.
  • Shock and Awe: Courtesy of his Breath Weapon.

    Councilor Kulde 
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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The Dragon of Europe and one of the members of the world's Dragon Council.


  • Cool Old Guy: Zig-zagged, while he enforces the rules of the Order to the letter, Kulde is also substantially more pleasant and understanding than Chang, he’s even willing to bend the rules at times if the situation calls for it.
  • Distressed Dude: In "The Halloween Bash", he's captured by the Huntsclan and almost slain.
  • Foil: Arguably, to Chang. Unlike her, he shows a genuine supportive side towards Jake, and sees a lot of potential in him. And while he may respect the rules as much as she does, he's not afraid to bend them once in a while for those who've earned it.
  • An Ice Person: Unlike most in the dragons in this series that breathe fire, Councilor Kulde is an ice dragon.
  • Meaningful Name: Kulde is Norwegian, Danish and Swedish for "cold" reflecting his Breath Weapon.
  • Minor Major Character: As a member of the Dragon Council, he's essentially one of the leaders of the Magical World, but he only appears in about 4 episodes.
  • Not So Above It All: In "The Halloween Bash" he was initially so disappointed in Jake for throwing a party mixing magical creatures and humans that he and the other councilors takes away his powers for good. However after being saved from the huntsclan by all of the partygoers, he's more than happy to join in on the fun.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Gives one to Chang in "The Halloween Bash", when she doesn't want to give Jake his dragon powers back.
    Chang: But his lack of discipline—
    Councilor Kulde: Is exactly what saved you from becoming someone's prey.

    Sara and Kara (the Oracle Twins) 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong

Twin sisters who are descendants of the Oracle of Delphi. Sara sees only bad visions, but is always cheery because, when all she sees is bad, just the slightest good thing can make her happy. Kara sees only good things, but is always depressed because all of the pleasant surprises are taken away.


  • Black Comedy: Sara is a source of this. The very first thing she does when she meets Jake is to cheerily ask him if he wants to know when he's going to die.
  • Blessed with Suck/Cursed With Awesome: In "Bodyguard Duty", it's implied that Kara and Sara feel this way about their powers respectively.
    Kara: When you only see good things, nothing's special anymore. All the pleasant surprises are taken out of life.
    Sara: But, when you only see bad stuff, even the smallest bit of good news makes you happy!
  • Cuddle Bug: As part of her Genkigirl tendencies, Sara likes to hug others, such as Jake.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Bodyguard Duty", in which the whole episode is about Jake having to protect them from a goblin crime boss.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kara’s general response to people’s shenanigans.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being relatively important recurring characters in season one (getting major roles in "Bodyguard Duty" and helping Jake defeat Chang and the Dark Dragon in "Hong Kong Nights"), they only appear in minor roles in two episodes in season two.
  • Famous Ancestor: Fu Dog says that they might be descended from the Oracle of Delphi.
  • Goth: Kara in season two.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: In season two, the preppy Sara is a blonde and the moody Kara is a dark-haired goth.
  • Hug and Comment: Sara hugs Jake as a thank you for agreeing to protect the twins in “Body Guard Duty”, then tells him about a bad vision she’s had (immediately afterwards he slips in a box of newt eyeballs).
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Played straight in season one, then averted. In the first season they just dressed differently, although in Season 2, they are given drastically different designs.
  • In-Series Nickname: Only used by Fu, who refers to the two as “Little Miss Sunshine” for Sara, while Kara gets two: “Dame Downer” and “Miss Gloom and Doom”.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Kara is moody and antisocial, while Sara is constantly cheerful.
  • Power Incontinence: Neither of the sister can control when the visions hit them, they’re not even safe in their own dreams from the future. Kara also points out once they see a vision about someone else they have to tell it to them, no sugarcoating or lying at all.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: Both have randomly occurring visions of the future. Kara is a dour Goth who can only see the good things about to happen while Sara is a perpetually sunny Pollyanna who can only see the bad things about to happen. This is actually explained in the show as the former having all the joy sucked out of life since every good surprise is spoiled for her ahead of time, while the latter can't help but be happy since every second the horrible things she sees aren't happening is absolutely fantastic in comparison.
  • Prophecies Are Always Right: Their visions always come true except for when Disney Channel Executives tell them that one of their visions is going to be false.
  • Prophecy Twist: While their Prophecies Are Always Right, some of them aren't as expected. (An example is Sara predicting Jake would get hit with a boulder moving at 180 mph. When it actually happens, though, Jake is moving the same direction at 179 mph, so the relative difference in speed results in the impact being as light as just a tap.)
  • Redhead In Green: Saras’ look in season one consisted of a green dress, which was in contrast with her red hair.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sara is the chipper, optimistic Red to Kara’s stoic, pessimistic Blue.
  • Seers: Both of them; Kara can only predict good events, while Sara can only predict bad ones.
  • The Stoic: Downplayed with Kara, she does show emotions, but they’re relatively stunted compared to people around her (and especially her sister).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kara and Sara, respectively.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In season two, the sisters' designs are given Divergent Character Evolution — they go from having the same features but dressing differently to Sara being a tall blonde and Kara being a shorter goth.

    Stacey Wintergrin 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong

A cheerleader at Jake's school who is one of three co-captains of the squad. Spud is helplessly obsessed with winning her heart and constantly tries to do so. He succeeds...kind of...


  • Accidental Hand Hold: Happens twice between her and Spud in “Bring It On”. While he develops feelings for her because of it, what’s her response?
    Stacey: Ew, it touched me!
  • Alpha Bitch: Although this seems to be played straight most of the time, this trope appears to be subverted at the end when she reveals that she was genuinely touched by Spud's attempts to win her heart.
  • The Captain: Very downplayed, she shares the position of captain of the cheerleaders with her two best friends, Lacey and Tracey.
  • Character Development: Yes, the shallow Alpha Bitch thankfully gets this. Eventually she dumps enough of her shallowness to date Spud in secret, it develops to the point where he’s her graduation partner too, showing Stacey has become more serious about their relationship and isn’t ashamed about her feelings for Spud anymore. Considering that earlier in the season, she fled after accidentally touching his hand, this is a big step.
  • The Cheerleader: She's the cheerleader co-captain, so this is a given.
  • Dance Battler: Justified, as her figthingstyle is based on cheerleader moves.
  • The Fashionista: Loves fashion as much as Tracey and Lacey.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: She genuinely falls for Spud in the end and agrees to be his girlfriend, but insists on keeping their relationship a secret (at least at first). Baby steps...
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Pre character development this was inverted as she was both mean, shallow and condescending. Eventually becomes a downplayed case though.
  • Hidden Depths: "The Rotwood Files" reveals that she has a thing for sweet, sensitive guys, something that you wouldn't expect from a girl like her.
  • Mugging the Monster: In her first episode, when they couldn't pass before a wall without insulting it, she and her teammates insulted Fury. They got off easy, given they were just brainwashed...
  • Not Brainwashed: Spud thinks she's under some kind of spell when she briefly dates Nigel (not without justification, considering Nigel's more manipulative side). She's not, but she's also not romantically interested in Nigel.
  • Only One Name: Subverted. It isn’t until the episode “The Rotwood Files” that we finally learn her last name during an Imagine Spot of Spud’s.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Is never seen nor mentioned in season one, only for the beginning of season two to establish her as not only a cheer team co-captain, but also the object of Spud's affection.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Whenever she's not putting on an act of being self-absorbed in front of the other cheerleaders, she's actually rather kindhearted and willing to accept Spud as a good person and a boyfriend. In "The Rotwood Files," she even first showed interest in Spud when she mistook his Onion Tears for Manly Tears, finding sensitive guys attractive.
  • True Blue Femininity: Although most often seen in her cheerleading uniform, Stacey favors blue casual wear, such as shirts and jackets, and dresses.

    Nigel Thrall 
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Voiced by: Adam Wylie

A young wizard hailing from the United Kingdom who is the newest transfer student to Jake's school; Nigel has come to New York to complete his training, taking advantage of the magical background of the city.


  • Chick Magnet: A lot of girls likes his accent.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He was a rival to Jake in skateboarding and rapping, but after they stopped an ogre from reclaiming his mind-reading helmet, they ended up becoming friends with a healthy rivalry.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Hails from England, studies in USA.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: The basis for his spellcasting.

    Fred Nerk 
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Click here for his dragon form 
Voiced by: Adam Wylie

The first Australian Dragon. According to Fu Dog, he was the "new kid" until Jake came along. He and Jake engage in a battle of pranks with one another in the episode "Dragon Summit".


  • James Bondage: At the end of the episode.
  • Jerkass: Let's see, he's the one who started everything in the episode by tripping Jake and getting him in trouble with the Dragon Council and then knocks a squirrel's nut away.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does come back to help Jake escape from the Dark Dragon and thanks him for his help.
  • Seahorses Are Dragons: His Dragonform heavily resembles a seahorse.

    Silver 
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Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

An intelligent mermaid who has a fear of water. Jake befriends her during the Grand Equinox Hunt.


  • Art Shift: In season 1 she looked like a normal human from the waist up, while in season 2, her skin and hair had turned various shades of green.
  • Brainy Brunette: Averted in season 2, but played straight in season 1 at least, she's pretty smart.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in "Halloween Bash" at Jake's party.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: During her first appearance (see above) Silver was shown to have no problem with being submerged in water as she was swimming around in a fishtank. Silvers intelligence was already there though, solving math equations for fun.
  • Ironic Fear: Of water.
  • Seashell Bra: Averted, she wears a shirt in season 1 and a vest in Season 2.
  • The Smart Guy: Or girl in this case, Silver is shown to not only be highly intelligent (and proud of it), but is also skilled in a number of fields, showcasing advanced knowledge in mathematics, physics, can discern the structural components of the Huntsclans’ chains (down to percentages) by a quick glance and knows a lot about magical creatures and human relations.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The hydrophobic mermaid to Berthas' clumsy giant, Reggies' berserker Brownie and Clooneys' unlucky leprechaun.
  • Tailfin Walking: Her way for walking on land unassisted.

    Bertha 
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Voiced by: Edie McClurg

A dimwitted giantess that Jake befriends during the Grand Equinox Hunt.


  • Art Shift: In season 1, she was, aside from being much larger, indistinguishable from a human. In season 2, she's become significantly more coarse, sporting grey-purple skin and a lantern jaw.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Alongside another giant she provides a literal one upon Jake in the very first episode.
  • The Ditz: "Ovens is hot".

    Clooney 
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“Look, I’m not neurotic, okay? I’m just very, very unlucky.”
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

An unlucky leprechaun that Jake befriends during the Grand Equinox Hunt.


  • Butt-Monkey: How else would you describe a really unlucky leprechaun?
  • Cosmic Plaything: It's one thing to be so unlucky he never wins a coin flip. It's another to have a tiny raincloud spontaneously appear over him, just to get him wet and strike whoever's near with lightning.
  • Leprechaun: And one with really bad luck at that.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Along with Silver, Reggie and Bertha.

    Reggie 
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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

A brownie that Jake befriends during the Grand Equinox Hunt. Do not set off his temper.


  • Amazon Chaser: He has no problem with women taller (which is pretty much everyone) than him.
    'Reggie (To Courtney): “I’m whatever you want me to be, dollface, Oi!”
  • Character Development: He actually becomes more levelheaded at the end of "the Hunted" as instead of charging three Huntsclan members like he wanted to, he lures them into a trap. He also seems to hate people less.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Reggie makes appearances in both "Dragon Summit" where he fights Jake and as a party guest in "Halloween Bash".
  • Fiery Redhead: He's redheaded and what he lacks in size he makes up for in his temper.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He has anger management issues.
    Reggie: Oi! I don't have "anger management issues"! I manage to get angry just fine!
  • Hates Everyone Equally: "Y'know, I think we're one pathetic bunch, and I hate each and every one of ya! Even myself!"
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Along with Silver, Bertha and Clooney.

    Dolores Derceto 
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Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee

The paraplegic first principal of Jake's school. In "Something Fishy This Way Comes", she starts dating Jake's grandfather. Oh, and she's a mermaid.


  • Action Girl: She’s not afraid to tackle a Kelpie to the ground. She’s a Policewoman, so it comes with the territory.
  • Alliterative Name: Dolores Derceto.
  • Art Shift: She slimmed down considerably in season two and gained a more olive skin tone, which also affected her hair.
  • Likes Older Men: If her relationship with Lao-Shi is anything to go by.
  • Meaningful Name: Derceto is named af a syrian goddess who took the form of a mermaid.
  • Obfuscating Disability: She was in a wheelchair for all of her appearances. Turns out, it's because she's a mermaid.
  • Putting the "Pal" in Principal: Downplayed, Derceto isn’t above being stern with them, but she ultimately on good terms with all her students. She listens to her students’ grievances, takes note of their changing behaviors, supports them and gives out second chances if she thinks they’re warranted, even after being lied straight to her face, which she naturally takes in stride.
  • Red Herring: Jake thinks she's the Kelpie for a while. Turns out she's actually a mermaid police officer.
  • The Reveal: She's not the Kelpie...But she thought Jake was when he was having trouble in school. This also doubles as Undercover Cop Reveal, since Derceto is also a policewoman.
  • Student Master Team: Very briefly with Jake, Spud and Trixie when going against the Kelpie.

    Veronica 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong

A friend of Fu's who sometimes helps the Longs. She a half human spider woman.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She was a recurring character in season 1 but kind of vanished after season 2.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider: She’s a firm ally of the dragon team, calling them when there’s trouble in Magus Bazaar, assist in infiltrating a beauty pageant or helping fight against the Dark Dragon.
  • Nice Girl: She is super nice to Jake. He even mentions he would have taken her to the dance if not for her legs.
  • Projectile Webbing: Being half-spider, she can shoot web from her rear to capture opponents. Her web is strong enough to subdue a dragon, like Chang.
  • Ship Tease: She and Fu mutually flirt with each other a lot, although nothing really seems to come of it. And no, the fact that she's part spider is not a turn-off for him. It is for Jake, though.
  • Spider People: Has spider legs from the waist down. Something that greatly disturbs Jake.

    Marty 
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Voiced by: Ron Masak

The current Grim Reaper and Fu Dog's old buddy. Just because he'll one day claim your soul doesn't mean he isn't a pretty cool dude.


  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a dark robe and is a red eyed skeleton, he’s also amicable and friendly.
  • Dem Bones: Naturally he’s made of this, but it doesn’t stop him from digesting food or being flatulent. He lampshades it by using it as a component in his pranks.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Is a generally pleasant guy; Fu in particular adores him.
  • The Dreaded: Subverted, Marty is the current Grim Reaper, so people naturally react fearfully when meeting him, however he’s pleasant company once people get to know him. This even applies to himself, as he might once be challenged for the position and fainted at the prospect of another Grim Reaper.
  • The Grim Reaper: Duh. He didn't always hold the title though, and thus typically had a bunch of dead-end jobs (pun intended) before he got this one.
  • The Prankster: Loves to pull pranks. Fu finally manages to pull one on him by dressing up like a new Grim Reaper and implying that he's there to replace him.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Apparently, this is the way one becomes the Grim Reaper in the first place.

    Kyle Wilkins 
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Voiced by: Rene Mujica
Trixie's crush. Seems like the strong silent type at first but proves to be very social later on.

    Brocomus 
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A wealthy leprechaun that owns the Pot O' Gold Import-Export. In the episode "Fool's Gold", Jake starts to work for him.


  • Armor-Piercing Response: His response to why he sold out to the Huntsclan:
    Broccomus: ”Same reason you (Jake) did, for the gold of course.”
  • Benevolent Boss: He’s not unfair to his employs in terms of payment, treating them nicely or looking out for their health, like making sure Jake isn’t in Dragon From when delivering to the Huntsclan.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A rather mild, non-villainous version. He makes a sale to The Huntsman, telling an angry Jake that it's "just business". Of course, then he finds out what was inside the box that he sold The Huntsman.
  • Every Man Has His Price: As Broccomus is willing to trade with the huntsclan, he definitely has a price.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He isn’t on board with trading in a Crystal Skull to the Huntsclan.
  • Fat Bastard: He’s on the heavy side and does not shy away from illegal transactions, even with the Huntsclan.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Yes, Brocomus. Enjoy your money while The Huntsman enjoys using that Aztec Skull that you inadvertently sold him.

     Tooth Fairy 
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Voiced by: Edie McClurg
"Prepare to taste fairy dust, DIRTBALL!"
The one and only Tooth Fairy, a little, stocky and unfailingly polite woman.
  • All-Loving Hero: Played with, the Tooth Fairy is so nice and pleasant, that she even flies right up to the Dark Dragon and offers him a toothbrush if he acts nicely and surrenders immediately.
  • Berserk Button: Don’t mess with her dress if you know what’s good for you!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is generally amicable to friend and foe alike, even getting betrayed by Dr. Diente doesn’t anger her that much, push her berserk button however…
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She had starring roles three times in season 1, but not once did she appear or was mentioned in season 2, despite offing the Dark Dragon.
  • Cool Crown: More a case of creepy crown, Toothfairy almost always wears a “tiara” that takes the shape of gums and teeth similar to the models at dentists’ offices.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Dark Dragon messed up her dress when he hit her, she kills him by burying him alive under tons of bricks.
  • Dragon Slayer: She offs the Dark Dragon in season one.
  • Benevolent Boss: Based on how she talks to Dr. Diente (both before and after he betrays her) she’s this.
  • Made of Iron: She’s surprisingly durable for a little fairy, she takes a hit from the Dark Dragon and while bruised, is short a tooth and with bent wings, she’s still conscious and fighting on.
  • Magic Wand: She has a small wand topped by a tooth, which she can use to control… teeth.
  • Minion Master: A heroic example, her tooth minions are strong enough to face off against Shade Dragons.
  • Minor Major Character: She seems to be one of the more important magical characters, as she acts as judge on Pandarus Beauty pageant in “Eye of The Beholder” alongside Jack Frost and Santa Claus.
  • Mook Maker: A rare heroic case, whomever holds her wand can make tooth minions out of the teeth she has collected.
  • Noodle Incident: Fu Dog once lost his left molar to her in a bet.
  • This Means War!: Basically her reaction to having her berserkbutton pushed by the Dark Dragon.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She’s only known by her title.

    Shark Woman 
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"Instinct. Sorry. We'll eat anything." *chuckles sheepishly*
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren
"Hey, I am a shark woman, my sharkness doesn’t define me"
An amicable female member of the sharkpeople, guardian of Poseidons' trident and occasional ally of the dragons.
  • Berserk Button: A minor one, as her character quote makes clear, she doesn’t take well to people focusing on her sharkside.
  • Big Eater: A literal case as some of the things she eats are surprisingly big, infact almost the same size as herself. Though Considering her races’ penchant for devouring anything, this isn’t by choice.
  • Blind Date: In “Something Fishy this Way Comes” she’s one of the women that turns up for a date with Lao-Shi. It was a very brief date since she both cuddled a terrified Lao-Shi and ate part of the couch.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She has one in “Something Fishy this way comes” which also establishes her races’ eating tendencies.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: While she’s a very pleasant individual, she once ate Trixie and Spud. They got back out alive. Kinda justified, considering that her peoples’ instincts mean she didn’t do it voluntarily.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her claims of being “just a beginner” she’s very skilled at card games, beating Fu and three others in “Nobody’s Fu” at “Go Fish”. She’s apparently also something of an information broker in the magical community.
  • Irony: While she’s definitely the nicest member of the sharkpeople seen, she’s also the only one that exhibits their horror hunger tendencies.
  • Making a Splash: Thanks to Poseidons’ trident, she could hold Tiburons’ sharkmada captive and deliver them to sharkprison.
  • Ms. Exposition: She explains a few things about Sharkpeople and Neptunes’ trident. Justified since she a member of one and guards the other. In “Nobody’s Fu” she turns out to be sort of an information broker for Fu Dog, though will only provide services if he wins against her at cards.
  • Nice Girl: Pleasant, apologetic and polite to others.
  • No Name Given: She’s never named even though she has a speaking role in three episodes.
  • Ostentatious Secret: She knows where Neptune’s trident is hidden and wants to keep it that way.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Occasionally she wears a pink shirt when she’s on land.

Magical Creatures

    Dragon 
One of the most powerful of magical creatures, charged with guarding the magical world from being discovered by humans and any other threats to it.
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: All dragons have them and it’s a literal case: Jake once cut through a rope simply by stepping on it. Aside from battle, they’re also useful for digging or slicing vegetables.
  • Achilles' Heel: According to the Huntsclan dragons have a “soft, squishy underbelly” which is easily targeted, but the real weak spot is behind the left ear. If struck there, a dragon is instantly slain.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Dragons come in all sorts of colors, red, pink, green and blue being the most often seen variations. This also applies to the spikes and spines on their backs which usually contrasts the rest of their bodies.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Dragons are held to be the most powerful magical creatures in the world, perhaps as a result, they’re the designated guardians of the magical community. Their status within the community means that they’re looked up to as leaders of it.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Most dragons refrain from using weapons, as their natural abilities are enough to deal with most threats. This doesn’t’ stop them from improvising when needed though.
  • Big Good: Through the Dragon Council, all dragons are designated protectors of the magical community defending it from threats from within and without. It’s to the point that only two dragons throughout history have gone evil.
  • Breath Weapon: A given, comes in the usual fire breath form, but also diversify into electric and ice flavors. This breathweapon seems to originate in their stomachs and can as such be used as Fartillery as well.
  • Contortionist: Downplayed, but dragons are quite flexible in their dragon forms due to their serpentine bodies, case in point: Lao-shi once tied himself into a knot trying to fight Rose.
  • Delightful Dragon: Depends fully on the dragon and the circumstances, but given their magical protector status, they’re generally benevolent, except to those that cause trouble.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Averted, Dragons are not related to dinosaurs, although Rotwood believes that they’re an magical offshoot.
  • The Dreaded: Played with, several magical creatures are afraid of facing dragons and will sometimes back down immediately. Justified, given what dragons are capable of. Others treat dragons with indifference and or makes a point of fighting them because of their strength. Occasionally it can cross into TerrorHero territory, but it’s not the dragons’ main way of dealing with opponents.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Averted, dragons have fangs, they’re just not evil by nature. Played straight with the Dark Dragon and Chang though.
  • Flight: All dragons, with or without wings, can fly, no exception.
  • Giant Flyer: Downplayed, dragons aren’t necessarily humongous in size, although they can easily be about 8-10 feet in height.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Considering dragons are basically a magical police force or rather Secret Service, this is sometimes a given. They’re expected to either thwart, disrupt, prevent, fight, or if necessary, kill, any and all threats to the Magical Community. This can be defeating the Huntsclan, destroy a magical monster or mindwiping their closest friends simply for knowing about magic.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Averted, Dragons come with different types of wings for flight, bat, bird or even butterfly wings, but they’re not indicative of their moral alignment, which is, with very few exceptions, good.
  • Interspecies Romance: Dragons are capable of having children with humans, without Half-Human Hybrid offspring because their magic is dominant. Interestingly, the ethnicity of the non-magical human can affect the child's appearance, as with Jonathan being American of European descent, his son and daughter appear as Western Heraldic dragons instead of Eastern ones like their maternal grandfather. The fact that no one even bats an eyelid at Jake's parentage indicates Dragons have been doing this for a very long time.
  • Kryptonite Factor: A textbook example: Dragons are weakened by sphinx hair in the same fashion as Superman is to kryptonite. This is however a strange case, as in season one, Dragons were only weakened when in physical contact with the sphinx hair. This changed in season two where the they were weakened to the point that they reverted to human form, even at a distance.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Dragons are fast and powerful, basically flying tanks. They can fly up to about 179 miles pr. hour when exerting themselves.
  • Magical Eye: A surprisingly versatile part of the dragons' SuperSenses, all dragons can activate this ability at will, whereupon their eyes glow red or yellow and they gain several useful abilities. These include the ability to see in the dark, being able to see things over great distances in minute detail or spot specific tracks, such as footprints or even what another person has touched, like a piece of paper with handwriting.
  • Natural Weapon: Several: Claws, check, fangs, check, tail, check, dragon breath, double check. Depending on the situation, even the tongue can be useful in combat.
  • The Order: All dragons are members of the Dragon order which is charged with safekeeping the magical community and have done so for thousands of years. The Order is ruled by the Dragon Council, which consists of five members from across the world. The council delegates assignments and task to the world dragons, provides their members with various information, send agents that help the local dragons, assigns masters to all dragons and tests the orders members in various ways, which is all on top of doing their own magical duties. They also judge the individual dragon and can take away their powers if the individual commits a crime or fails the Order in any way, this can be for good or temporarily depending on the offence. The order even has a private base, Draco Island, to use for summits, training ground and council meetings. On a number of points, the Dragon order is inspired by the Jedi Order from Star Wars.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Aside from blending both western and eastern variants, these dragons have several unique traits and powers. An example where they differ is the appearance of their wings, which range from normal bat-like, to those of birds or even butterfly wings and whether they have any or not, or even have a double pair of them. They also sometimes resemble different animals, such as fish, lizards, snakes or deer. In addition to this, their lifespan doesn’t appear to be lengthened like other fictional dragons, instead aging like normal humans do. However, elderly dragons can still be physically powerful opponents, as exemplified by Lao-shi and Chang.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Jake has shown to extend his to be as long as his own height in human form, perhaps longer. It’s both dexterous and versatile, essentially an extra hand kept in their mouths.
  • Power at a Price: Downplayed, being dragons comes at a cost, but the price isn’t constant and can at times be more of a nuisance than truly detrimental in the long run. That isn’t to say that it can’t be dangerous depending on the coping methods.
    • As dragons mature the glands in their mouths that enable their breathweapon starts to stink horribly, which as mentioned is only a temporary thing and recedes after a while. Until then, they might as well have a sewer in the mouth.
    • A dragon's skin needs to molt every ten years or so, which looks extremely disgusting and isn't comfortable either. Though by using Spud and Trixies' 100 uses-cream, the molting might be a downgraded problem in the future.
    • Dragons naturally become stressed due to the massive pressure they’re under, both physically and mentally. Being responsible for guarding a hidden magical world, constantly being on the lookout for threats, serving the community in different ways, in addition to dragon training, while also leading normal lives as humans, is an immense workload and extremely stressful. Naturally, dragons can find it hard to cope with that side of the job. Haley nearly cracked under the pressure in two weeks!
  • Self-Duplication: Dragons can make physical doppelgängers out of their chi for diversions or chores.
  • Shapeshifter: According to Lao-shi, dragons are natural shapeshifters, but usually only from human to dragon form. They can transform fully or partially, granting them great versatility without being discovered by humans in the process. The ability to shapeshift into other individuals or creatures can be accessed by using a magical potion, but for the 24 hours it lasts, their normal dragon powers aren’t accessible and they’re thus vulnerable to enemies.
  • Super Senses: Dragons can amplify certain senses, such as hearing, enabling them to pick up individual sounds for eavesdropping and espionage or enhance their eyesight to enable night vision or tracking objects and people.
  • Super Strength: All of them are extremely strong, Jake has been seen lifting a giant (and several other magical creatures at once), while Haley have bitten through thick cables without much problem.
  • Super Toughness: Justified, as they’re magical in nature. Besides their scales being extremely tough, dragons have taken being slammed into brick walls and gotten up like it was nothing. This also manifests in a resistance to heat and cold, as they don’t appear to take damage from other dragons’ fire breathing and can move with minimal discomfort during cold weather, like a snowstorm or even in arctic regions like Greenland.

    Aztec Guardian Serpent 
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This large snake guards one of the missing Aztec Skulls and has an innate ability to get the skull back if it is taken.


  • Anti-Villain: Type IV. Its job is to guard an Aztec Crystal Skull, and so to it, Jake is just as much a threat as the Huntsclan is.
  • Cool Crown: It has a golden one, which used to be topped by one of the Aztec Crystal Skulls.
  • Feathered Serpent: Quite possibly, it's hard to tell though due to the animation style.
  • Healing Factor: The serpent can regenerate lost parts of its’ body, such as the rattle at the end of its’ tail that waas ripped off by Jake.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Huge as it is, the serpent is also very fast, keeping up with a flying Jake.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Huntsman uses the serpent to track down both the missing Aztec Skull and Jake, then cuts it down with his staff.

    The Jersey Devil 
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A magical creature that is terrorizing a village of sprites. While on a camping trip with his dad and friends, Jake has to defend the village from it.


  • Animalistic Abomination: It’s a mixture of different animals, it got moose antlers, wings, a doglike head, eagle wings and a lions’ tail.
  • Disney Villain Death: Mr. Long drives it off a cliff. Possibly subverted, though, 'cause it can fly.
  • It Can Think: While it’s not capable of speech, it’s smart enough to lure someone into their own traps.

    Kelpie 
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A magical creature that escaped from its prison in Mermaid City so it could drain all of Jake's strength. The #2 threat to the magical community.


  • All Your Powers Combined: Can feed off of a multitude of magical creatures to gain their abilities, including dragons.
  • The Dreaded: After hearing its shriek in the middle of the night and going out to investigate, Jake finds some magical creatures running away in abject terror. Justified, as the Kelpie is both the #2 greatest threat to the magical community and eats other magical beings.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: A fish person who steals others' magical powers is a far cry from the man-eating horse of British folklore.
  • Serial Killer: Essentially, considering it's fed on plenty of magical creatures based on how often it shapeshifts and Silver's dialogue pretty much confirms that the victim dies if the Kelpie finishes feeding, although Lao-Shi himself survives the Kelpie feeding on him enough to shapeshift into him.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: It's pretty much a horror movie monster, stuck in an episode about the wacky hijinks that ensue from Lao-Shi dating Principal Derceto.

    Pooka-Pooka 
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An evil sorcerer that is masquerading as a puppet-like star of a children's show called "Pooka-Pooka Fun Farm". All children that watch are hypnotized into becoming trouble makers. Jonathan Long knew there was something he didn't like about him. The #13 threat to the Magical Community.


  • Oh, Crap!: gets one when Jake breaks Hailey out of his brainwashing AND her supremely pissed at him. Quite comprehensible, given it was a Woman Scorned with super strength and fire breath...
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He was last seen when he was just about to be attacked by Haley. Haley said in the end credit scene that his show was cancelled, but we never see what she does to him.

    The Krylock Demon 
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A magical creature that has the head of a snake and the body of a scorpion. It is very venomous, and if its venom is consumed, it will transform the eater into a Krylock Demon. The #3 threat to the magical community.


  • Eldritch Abomination: It's a terrifying, venomous creature with the head of a cobra and the body of a scorpion that lives in another dimension which is only accessible via a magical potion.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Its venom is what destroys it.
  • Scary Scorpions: This is half of its’ body, the other half is that of a cobra.
  • Technicolor Toxin: Its poison is a vibrant glowing green.
  • Viral Transformation: If one consumes a Krylock's venom, they become a Krylock themselves. Oh, and Haley reveals that dragons aren't immune to this.

    The Avimitrius 
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An ancient magical creature that sucks the life out of its victims to stay young. The #10 threat to the magical community. In the episode "Young At Heart", Jake, Trixie and Spud are its unfortunate victims.


    Nix 
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A dark magical creature that sucks out people's souls.


  • Lunacy: The cycle of the moon forces a Nix to shapeshift, see below.
  • Fangs Are Evil: They get these and are inherently dangerous because of their Horror Hunger.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: They have a pair of dark frayed ones.
  • Horror Hunger: Nixes can drain the souls of people and leave them in a zombified state. This can however be undone by knocking them unconscious.
  • Lightning Bruiser: They’re both fast and strong enough to go up against dragons, at least for a short while.
  • Natural Weapons: Claws and tail.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: At least with Jasmine, it seems that Nix are not evil by nature, but rather are compelled to drain human souls when the moon reaches the center of the sky.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their eyes flash like this when either agitated, in a downright berserker mood, get photographed or are affected by the moon.
  • Shapeshifting: Nixes are forced to transform from human into their Nix form, gaining wings, claws, fangs, snakebodies and general axe-craziness. The process is by no means pleasant for them.
  • Snake People: Nixes have scales and the lower body of a snake.

    Shadow Dragons 
A race of creatures that resemble dragons which are in service to the Dark Dragon. The #11 greatest threat to the magical community.

    Strigoi 
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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille (Queen Liliana), Dee Bradley Baker
A type of Romanian vampire that feeds upon dragons. Four appeared in the series, Queen Liliana and her three sons, hunting Jake.
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Strigoi have them and they’re sharp and strong enough to rake dragon scales!
  • Abusive Parents: Played with, Liliana doesn’t shy away from insulting her sons and slamming her coffin lid in their faces, but due to their horror hunger, they’re in a hurry. That, and her sons aren’t the best at understanding her instructions.
  • Affably Evil: Downplayed, the three sons can be civil, to the point of appearing in a photo for a child, but that’s about it. When it comes to possible prey, the civility is just pretending in order to lure the dragon to lower their guard.
  • Blade on a Stick: The trio that went after Jake used a spear with a lock of Sphinx hair attached to it.
  • The Brute: The large Strigoi with the shades definitely qualifies: he’s big, silent and violent.
  • The Dragon Slayer: Offscreen, but they’ve managed to take down at least three World Dragons, possibly many more given the huge casefile Fu had on them. Given the nature of dragons in this setting, this doubles as a case of HeroKiller.
  • The Dreaded: Fu Dog is instantly scared when he hears they’re in New York and so is Jake after hearing of their accomplishments.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The Strigoi are constantly catering to their mothers’ needs, aside from small stuff like pushing her wheelchair and drive her around, they’re actively searching for food for her. Justifed on a practical level as they’ll have a hard time finding dragons without her.
  • Evil Redhead: All Strigoi have carrot red hair and hunts dragons, they’re pretty bad.
  • Family Extermination: Jake subjects the four Strigoi to this via magical solar sand. Justified, since it was self-defense.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Naturally, they have fangs, but unlike other vampires where only the canines are actual fangs, their other teeth sharpen significantly when they’re moving in for the kill.
  • Flight: It’s implied that they can do this, as Fu Dogs’ book shows them attacking a dragon in flight.
  • Horror Hunger: Their thirst for blood is bad enough for the victims, but when they haven’t fed for a while, they’re weakened to the point that they become lethargic and frail, to the point where they can be confined to wheelchairs or feel like it’s 200 degrees in the shade for them.
  • I Call It "Vera": One of the Strigoi brothers calls his fangs “Lefty and Bitey”.
  • Lean and Mean: All Strigoi are on the skinny side and are open to being cruel to their prey.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Justified as they’re a different type of vampire, stakes and garlic doesn’t work on them, the only way to kill them is exposure to direct sunlight. They also don’t seem to reproduce by turning their victims but are instead born like normal people, since they have a regular family structure. This aside, they still lack reflections.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Queen Liliana can track dragons through her psychic abilities. Her sons aren’t as gifted.
  • Sinister Shades: The most brutish of the Strigoi sports a pair.
  • Vampires Are Rich: Implied at least, they drive a limo and have no problem convincing Jonathan that they represent a foreign company.
  • Vampire Monarch: Queen Liliana is a literal case over her three sons, but she seems to keep her position because she’s the groups’ mother, not because she’s more powerful.
  • Vampires Sleep in Coffins: Queen Liliana does this when travelling due to her condition.
  • Vampire Vords: They have a distinguished eastern European accent and claims to have their own language, they do not, however, engage in FangSpeak.
  • Would Hurt a Child: If the child happens to be a dragon, then you bet they’ll hurt a child. Kinda Justified as a dragon can fight back and it’s their HorrorHunger that requires them to do the killing. But kicking them when they’re down is overdoing it.

    Troll 
A type of magical creature from Scandinavian folklore that tends to live in sewers. Often turn up as background characters.
  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: A gang of Biker trolls appeared in “Keeping Shop” terrorizing Magus Bazaar for the hell of it.
  • Art Shift: In season one, they were green and stout, while in season two, their appearance tends to be muscular, topheavy, hairy and simian.
  • Dumb Muscle: Exaggerated, Strong enough to restrain dragons and not that bright, they can’t even tell two dragons apart and doesn’t take offence to Changs’ summarization of them:
    Chang: "The great thing about Trolls: Dumb as custard and yet so helpful at the little things, like the will to domination, and slaying dragons!"
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The biker trolls take good care of their mama when she’s turned to stone. Also serves as their BerserkButton.
  • Insubstantial Ingredients: Played with, Troll Belches are a reagent in some potions such as the shapeshifting-potion and the portal-potion. This, however, is a strange case of the art evolution between seasons, as in season ones’ “Shapeshifter” the belches were a slimy liquid (and sounded like a belch), but by seasons two, the ingredient had become immaterial (but still with sound intact).
  • Mooks: Pandarus employed a group of them in season one. In season two, Jake paid a few to join him against the Huntsclan in “Fools Gold” and in “Nobody’s Fu” Chang convinced a group to work for her.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: Some trolls, like Stan Lipkowski, have only one eye and their fur turns into monsters when burnt, either by fire or sunlight instead of turning to stone. This type of troll can also live several hundred years.
  • Taken for Granite: What happens when regular trolls are exposed to sunlight: Instant ugly statue.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: They get turned to stone by sunlight.

    Goblins 
A race of magical creatures that are notorious for their criminal activities and sneaky character.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Goblins come in various shades of green and blue.
  • Becoming the Mask: Happens to a goblin that was sent to infiltrate a middle school disguised as teenage girls (it makes sense in context). His boss Herbert wasn’t amused afterwards.
  • Black Market: Goblins run the magical counterpart of this.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Fairly regular opponents and background characters in season one, come season two, they’re gone without a trace, largely supplanted by Hobgoblins and Leprechauns.
  • Depraved Dwarf: About the height of a child-teenager and devoid of morals, goblins are a race of this. This is however downplayed, as they can act in a civil and even friendly manner, such as during the party in “Halloween Bash” and later joining the fight against the Huntsclan.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Averted. There’s absolutely nothing goblins won’t do, dealing with the Huntsclan, hustling a dog for treats they owe, kidnapping people and force them into working for them is all fair game, so long as there’s a profit to be made. Lampshaded by Fu:
    Fu Dog: “Using a magical gift to try and turn a profit. Will those Goblins stop at nothing?”
  • Face of a Thug: Squashed features, heavy brows/sloping foreheads and fanged mouths, goblins got this one down.
  • The Mafia: Befitting a G-rated cartoon, it’s a downplayed case. Goblins mainly run illegal gambling operations, black market or money/dog biscuit lending (with some subsequent ogre-assisted depth collecting). Though they will stray into the realm of kidnapping and enforced servitude if it’s profitable.
  • The Nose Knows: They can track other creatures based on their scent, such as Dragons and oracles. This makes them notoriously hard to sneak up on, but can also be used against them, as their noses are also very sensitive to strong odors or stench.
  • Benevolent Precursors: Goblins are stated to have been around for 2 million years. It’s implied that they were a lot more righteous back then, as well as magically attuned, such as imprisoning a malevolent Djinn and letting a magical spell be passed down through the ages, making it was possible to reseal the Djinn again if it was ever freed.
  • Our Goblins Are Different: These goblins usually have tails, are a bit reptilian and has a very good sense of smell. But similar to goblins in other settings, they’re still criminals, hustlers and rogues. A subspecies, the Mountain Goblins, are nearly identical to Hobgoblins with their grey skin, armor and sharp features, but they also have batwings on their backs which they use to fly.

    Hobgoblins 
A race of magical creatures that dress in armor and resemble grey skinned orcs. The #7 biggest threat to the magical community.
  • Bullying a Dragon: A literal case, as they’ve done this with both Jake and Hailey on separate occasions. In Jakes’ case, he was in human form, so it built up from MuggingTheMonster.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Hobgoblins seems to prefer big clubs.
  • Dumb Muscle: Unintelligent and brutish, they’re basically magical hooligans.
  • Fantastic Racism: Some have shades of this towards humans.
  • For the Evulz: Destroys cars and the like with bullyish laughter. Also takes on dragons for the same reason.
  • Lean and Mean: Hobgoblins are all on the skinny side and as mean as vipers.
  • Looks Like Orlok: Aside from the medieval armor and not being vampires, Hobgoblins exhibit this trope, as they have grey skin (pale), are lean, have freakishly long noses, pointed bat-like ears and some has fangs as well.
  • Might Makes Right: Readily uses threats to get what they want.
  • Mooks: They’ve been used in this fashion by both Jake and the magical authorities.
  • Our Orcs Are Different: While not called orcs, Hobgoblins have multiple similarities to Tolkiens’ classic version of them, as they’re shown to be largely unintelligent, belligerent, grey skinned, ugly, hunchbacked mooks that are smaller than adult humans. Unlike the classic version, they’re not AlwaysChaoticEvil, as they’re at the least capable of living alongside other magical creatures and be (somewhat) productive members of society (See “Mooks” above).

    Ogre 
Large and powerful magical creatures.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: They come in shades of green, blue and grey.
  • The Big Guy: They tower over most other creatures and are extremely strong, which means they often find employment as thugs, bouncers, gladiators, guards and sports’ stars.
  • Fictional Sport: The ogre signature sport is called Boulderball and revolves around scoring a goal using a giant boulder as the ball, thrown between the contesters. It’s the favorite sporting event in the magical world, despite how violent it is on the field, how dangerous it can be for the spectators (sometimes the boulders gets thrown into the crowd) and how long it can take (one match had 17 rounds before it entered quadruple overtime).
  • Green and Mean: Many are greenskinned and the vast majority have a penchant for violence.
  • Long-Lived: If Maximinus (who fought as a gladiator in ancient Rome) is anything to go by, ogres can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years without aging significantly or going past their physical prime.
  • Opposing Sports Team: Whatever teams are playing Boulderball are this to each other, it’s that violent!
  • Unnecessary Roughness: The ogres’ signature sport, Boulderball, is filled with this, and not just the players, sometimes the spectators get in on the fighting too. Even the referees aren’t guaranteed to not be enveloped in the brawls that occurs between contestants.
  • Stout Strength: Ogres are largely big around the waist and strong enough to hurl boulders that are larger than themselves at high speeds (up to 180 miles pr. Hour).

    Giant 
Huge, strong and stupid magical creatures.
  • The Ditz: They’re not terribly bright and are easy to trick.
  • Characterization Marches On: In season one, giants were noted to be surprisingly gentle and benevolent, bordering on SuicidalPacifism at times, as a whole community of giants got enslaved by a group of normal human wrestlers in “Ring Around The Dragon”. A few, such as Bertha, does not follow this entirely though. In season two, giants are more violent and remarkably dumber. Additionally, in the first Season, aside from their size, they were indistinguishable from normal humans. In the next season, courtesy of ArtShift, they’ve gained coarser and sharper features (including ears), underbites and have grey or green skin tones.
  • Gentle Giant: Averted in season two both because the giants are ignorant about their surroundings (causing heavy structural damage simply by hopping along) and increased aggression.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: A literal case as these giants come on different sizes, some being only twice to trice the size of a normal human, while others tower over buildings.
  • Practical Currency: Some secluded giant communities in the wilderness have a currency based on fish. Though it seems, more urban giants prefer leprechaun gold.
  • Super Strength: An eight-year old giant can match strength with a dragon, that can lift a giant! The adults are even stronger!

    Shark People 
A race of magical creatures that are half-shark and half-human; although this allows them to walk on land, they mainly live in the oceans. They will eat anything. Anything!
  • Blade on a Stick: Several members of Tiburons’ Sharkmada were armed with spears.
  • Extreme Omnivore: With a dash of HorrorHunger, normal food aside, they’ll eat anything, ANYTHING, be it couches, rubberboats, chainsaws, anchors, license plates, ancient artifacts, people, at a moment’s notice without warning. A small part of this is TruthInTelevision since some shark species will indeed eat anything or examine things by biting them.
    Jake: "You hid it (Neptunes’ trident) in your stomach?"
    Shark Woman: "I told you; We’ll eat anything!"
  • Hidden Depths: At least according to Sharkwoman, the race is far better than their first impressions.
    Shark Woman: "Despite our multiple rows of flesh tearing jagged teeth, we’re really a tender, loving race."
This statement itself is immediately afterwards undermined by her biting into a rubberboat or later when she gorges herself on a dinner table in front of a very surprised family of dragons.
  • Informed Ability: Tiburon boasts that the Sharkpeople are naturally attuned to the sea and its’ powers or objects associated with them, like Neptunes’ trident. This is not elaborated upon, however.
  • Prefer Jail to the Protagonist: They apparently have their own “Sharkprison”. One of Tiburons goons’ reaction is this trope after listening to Susans’ family bickering (and fist fighting) for a few seconds.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Played with, Tiburons’ Sharkmada managed to find Jake, Fu and the Sharkwoman without much trouble. Downplayed as it did take them a while and Justified as sharks indeed have a very good sense of smell.
    Tiburon: "We’re sharks, we followed our noses"
  • Shark Finof Doom: Tiburon and his Sharkmada’s first appearance is this.
  • Shark Man: Naturally. And they come in different types too, such as Bullsharks, Hammerheads and Reefsharks. Unlike other examples of this trope, in addition to the fin on their back, some sharkpeople sport an extra fin coming out the back of their heads. They also have webbed four fingered hands.
  • Threatening Shark: Naturally given their Extreme Omnivore nature and sharp flesh tearing teeth, but also the setting of the episode “Feeding Frenzy”, which is a private island off the coast of Florida Keys.

    Elf 
A magical creature from north European folklore.
  • Cute Little Fangs: The diminutive type of elves have them, and they’re adorable.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The human looking elves can walk amongst humans without getting detected, which mean they can attend human schools or have normal jobs (Three are employed by Susan as part of her catering company).
  • Magitek: Paired with TheEngineer, Elves have their own scientific organization that produces innovative magical devices which are based on present day technology. The organization is called “N.E.R.D”, which stands for New Elven Research in Development. Fu dogs’ description/summarization of them isn’t flattering:
    Fu Dog: Bunch of Tech dweeb elves working on inventing new magical objects, talk about putting the Eek in Geek!
    • One of their more dangerous devices was the reality warping game controller from “Game On” which had to be destroyed.
    • According to Lao Shi, a group of elves were allegedly also the creators of the Taranushi Chalice which held a Djinn trapped, but this was false, and the true creators were actually goblins.
  • Mind over Matter: The human looking elves seemingly have the power of telekinesis as they can make objects float.
  • Our Elves Are Different: They come in at least two different kinds, one that’s the stereotypical diminutive Santa’s elf, but with fangs and tails that make them resemble little monkeys, while the other type is almost indistinguishable from humans except for the ears.
  • Pointy Ears: All elves have these regardless of what type they are.

    Leprechaun 
A magical race of lucky little people from Ireland. They run a secret stock exchange in New York City.
  • The Clan: Leprechauns are divided into different clans, such as the Arrergood, which is the clan Brocomus belongs to.
  • Cheap Gold Coins: Completely inverted and then taken up to eleven, in season one, a single leprechaun gold coin is worth about six hundred dollars.
  • Fictional Currency: Their gold coins in season two are perhaps even more valuable than in season one, since they come with magical effects, such as Simoleans with a soundtrack and lightshow! Naturally, the coins are highly valued by other magical creatures too.
  • Greed: Implied in season one as they run their own secret stock exchange. Very prominent in season two with Brocomus and his clan, they’ll even deal with the Huntsclan if they offer enough!
  • Leprechaun: No one saw this one coming, Naturally, Leprechauns are this trope and all the stereotypes are present, the Irish accent, short stature, red hair and beard (although they can also be blonde), the gold, luck, the shamrock, rainbows and the green clothes.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: They manufacture a lot of things out of Gold, clothes (all kinds, including shoes and undies), shades, skateboards and scooters (and even little carts for them with accompanying helmets), not to forget their famous gold coins.
  • Good Luck Charm: Subverted, it’s not the four-leaf clovers that gives the leprechauns their famous otherworldly luck, the ones in NY has an enchanted pot of gold that provides it. This also means that the luck can be passed onto whomever possesses it. When the Leprechauns aren’t in possession of the pot of gold, as seen in "The Heist", they’re pretty much doomed with lethal misfortune.

Others

    Brad Morton 
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Voiced by: Matt Nolan

A jock at Jake's school. He constantly torments Jake and also tries to woo Rose whenever he gets the chance. It's eventually revealed that he got held back in 3rd-grade (twice!), making him at least two years than most of their other kids in his grade, including Jake and his friends.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To say Rose isn't flattered by his interest one bit since standing her up is one thing.
  • The Bully: Acts this way towards other kids, verbally putting them down or physically intimidating them, he’ll mock and be a jerk to anyone. Brad seemingly inherited this from his father who abuses his station to harass civilians.
  • Butt-Monkey: Brad gets humiliated repeatedly over the course of the series, more than often because he’s an idiot. Special mention goes to the time Brad was in charge of a cabin at a camp in "A Ghost Story" and he was humiliated by not only having to file a police-report with nothing to wear but a towel (courtesy of Jake), the police didn’t believe his story about ghosts and when he tried to run after them and make them reconsider, Brad loses his towel. To add insult to injury, Jake filmed the whole scene and showed it to the rest of the camp afterwards.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Particularly towards Rose (and Jasmine) in season one, towards any pretty girl he can impress in season two. He doesn't appear to have any luck though, as he’s both too boastful, inconsiderate and about as charming as a dead fish. Not even the girl standing in the kissing booth in "Half-baked" reacts to his flirting, booringly eating a cupcake instead of paying him attention.
  • The Ditz: He doesn't even recognize the word "parents" in a letter written on a sticky note. No wonder why he was held back in school twice.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Leaving Rose at the school dance for Jake's date.
  • Flanderization: Brad was a jerkass in the first series, but he was never outright hostile towards Jake. In the second series however, he goes out of his way to antagonize Jake at every opportunity. This is presumably done to make the instances in which he does get his commupence all the more satisfying.
  • Generation Xerox: His dad is also a blonde and uses his authority as a cop to bully others by homing in on their minor flaws or transgressions.
  • Hate Sink: He's a rude jerk with an ego who likes bullying Jake. That is all there is to know about him.
  • Held Back in School: As mentioned above, he got held back twice when he was in elementary, so he's at least two years older than the other students in his grade—plus, he gets his driver's license while still in middle school.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly he has these. In “Dreamscape” he dreams of being a ballerina. In “The Talented Mr. Long” he claims to have taken piano lessons for 12 years, he’s just a very bad student.
  • Jerk Jock: Seriously, this guy makes Flash Thompson look halfway decent by comparison.
  • Kick the Dog: Abandoning Rose at the school dance for Jake's date.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: His reaction to a Nyx's eyes turning red and making an inhuman snarl? Playfully growl back. His reaction to a girl at a kissing booth turning into a Krylock mutant with lizard eyes, scorpion claws and a Xenomorph-like second mouth? "Jackpot!" It's entirely possible he's a literal example.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He’s by far not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he’s rich enough to get a pro-skater to tutor/endorse him for a contest, problem is that he’s also a poor student at that.
  • Third-Person Person: He almost always addresses himself as "The Bradster". Professor Rotwood even lampshades this in "The Talented Mr. Long".
  • Unmanly Secret: Aside from his dreams of being a ballerina, he’s also afraid of the dark.

    Tracey and Lacey 
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Voiced by: Brenda Song (Tracey) and Kay Panabaker (Lacey)

Two of the co-captains of the cheerleading squad at Jake’s school, and Stacey’s best friends.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Downplayed, Tracy is the tallest of the Cheerleaders (whom Spud laud as all being beautiful) and is generally condescending towards others. She is also comparatively the more composed of the trio, as she doesn’t faint/is stunned at the sight of street clothes and tries to comfort Lacey after she does this, although she herself remains upset by the spectacle as well.
  • Asian Airhead: Lacey is a Type I.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Their default dresscode, as their cheerleader uniforms leaves their stomachs bare, and in Tracey’s case her other clothes keep this theme going.
  • Beta Bitches: Both of them to Stacey, a downplayed case since they’re her best friends and doesn’t act as if she’s better than them, nor does she demand much of them.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Both of them together with Stacey and Trixie, courtesy of Fury in "Bring It On", they were basically Fury’s personal teenage girl fight team.
  • The Captain: Shares the position with Stacey.
  • Catchphrase: “Oh, totes!”
  • Dance Battler: Justified, as their figthingstyle is based on cheerleader moves.
  • Drama Queen: Lacey almost faints and must be told by Tracey to take deep breaths after they see Trixie’s favorite clothes (which consists entirely of street and hiphop garment).
  • The Fashionista: They LOVE fashion and regularly dress to impress. Upon seeing the designer clothes Trixie's mom gave her, they can instantly tell the label, designer and that they're exclusives.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It’s implied that Lacey might be this.
    Tracey: The day I pay for facials is the day I believe Lacey’s as good a co-captain as me and Stacey.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Laceys hairstyle, perhaps mirroring her intelligence.
  • Mugging the Monster: In their first episode, when they couldn't pass before a wall without insulting it, they and Stacey insulted Fury. They got off easy, given they were just brainwashed...
  • Nice Hat: Lacey briefly wore a stylish beret after the cheerleaders and Trixie got a manicure in "Bring It On".
  • Satellite Character: Exaggerated, they’re both this to Stacy and has no other role than that in the series, they’re only ever shown in her company.
  • Only One Name: Unlike Stacey, we never learn either of their last names.
  • Those Two Girls: They are never seen without one another.

    Danika Hunnicut 
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Voiced by: Jessica DiCicco

A cute swim team captain at Jake's school. After Rose moves to Hong Kong, Jake decides that Danika is the one for him once he decides to get back into the dating game.


  • The Captain: Downplayed, she’s the captain of the schools’ swim team.
  • On the Rebound: To Jake after the events of “Homecoming”.
  • Red Herring: She's the main suspect for the identity of the siren who's trying to kill Jake. She's not. The real siren is framing her.
  • Replacement Goldfish: She's Jake's new love interest after the events of "Homecoming".
  • Unwitting Pawn: The siren, Vicky, uses Danika to control Jake through the necklace she gave her.

    Jasmine 
Voiced by: Lacey Chabert
"I had a really nice time, except for the whole, you know... Sorry. Again."

A girl that went on a date with Jake in “Dragon Breath”, unbeknownst to him, she is actually a nix he fought earlier. She only appeared in season one, but was quite popular with fans.


  • Bad Date: Not her fault as much as Jakes’ for ignoring her curfew and not considering Jasmine’s magical background, but she still takes responsibility for how it went.
    Jasmine: ”So, um, I'm not sure how to put this, but... I'm sorry I tried to suck the souls of all of your friends at the dance”.
  • Beauty Mark: She got one beneath her left eye.
  • Dude Magnet: Every. Single. Guy. (even Spud) at the school dance is awestruck as soon as they lay eyes on her, Brad Morton in particular, much to his dates’ chagrin (and eventually Jasmines’ as well).
  • Foreshadowing: Her eyes briefly glow red when near moonstones in Magus Bazaar and again when a picture is taken of her, both hinting at her nix nature.
  • Memetic Bystander: Shows up in a few episodes as a background character throughout season one, including in “Bodyguard Duty” where she can be seen amongst a crowd of spectators.
  • Put on a Bus: Appears as an important character in only one episode. Justified in universe, as she mentions she’s only in New York for a few days to visit family.
  • Split Personality: Justified as the Lunacy of her race turns her into a soul-sucking monster. Her regular personality doesn’t have a bad bone in her body.
  • Trophy Wife: Downplayed, as it's a case of trophy date rather than a wife. Brad pursues her because she's the "most beautiful girl" at the dance, ditching his original date in the process. Similarly, but in a much lighter way, Jake dated her so he could impress Rose.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: Played with, Jasmine seemingly doesn’t mind seeing Jake turn into a dragon and then rough up a goblin and an ogre for the sake of Fu. Maybe justified from the elevated position of dragons in the magical community.

    Olivia Mears 
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“Hey, Haley. I just wanted to wish you good luck at the dance audition tomorrow. You'll need it.”
Voiced by: Liliana Mumy

A fellow Child Prodigy and Haley’s rival. She’s the current owner of Yan-Yan (aka “Miss Tinkles”).


  • Art Shift: In Season 1, she had bright orange curly hair pulled into pigtails. In Season 2, her hair is a darker shade and now in a straight ponytail, and she now has Youthful Freckles.
  • Alpha Bitch: A grade school variation. She constantly taunts and looks down on Haley, and isn’t afraid to resort to foul play to get what she wants.
  • Attention Whore: She’s on par with Haley. It was the main reason she always brought “Miss Tinkles” to Show and Tell.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She’s always comes across as kind and polite to her older peers. Even Jake thought she was just a “sweet little girl” when first meeting her, much to Haley’s indignation. It’s only after he switches bodies with Haley that he realizes just how cruel Olivia can be, especially to his sister.
  • Child Prodigy: Like Haley, she’s skilled in a lot of things, particularly violin and ballet.
  • Expy: Arguably of Mertle Edmonds from Lilo & Stitch: The Series. They even share the same voice actress!
  • The Rival: To Haley. They both constantly compete to see who is the better Child Prodigy and get all the attention from their peers.
  • True Blue Femininity: In both seasons, her outfit mainly consists of the color blue. The only exception to this is her pink ballet outfit.

    Patchouli Long 
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Voiced by: Wendie Malick
Jake's paternal aunt and Jonathan's younger sister. She only appears once during season one, and is briefly mentioned in season two.
  • Amicable Exes: Exaggerated, her relationship with Stan Lipkowski is very affectionate even after many years apart, to the point where it looks like they’re dating again (their evening plans definitely qualify as one).
  • Cool Aunt: Her relationship with both Jake and Haley is on the friendly and affectionate side.
  • Interspecies Romance: She dated Stan during their college years in the 80’s and might be doing it again. Justified, since she doesn’t know he’s a troll.
  • Lennon Specs: Patchouli regularly wears a pair of these.
  • May–December Romance: Exaggerated with Stan, he mentioned in “Old School Training” that he hadn’t seen Fu Dog in hundreds of years, so he’s naturally centuries older than Patchouli.
  • Put on a Bus: She only appears in one episode, justified as it’s implied that she doesn’t live in New York.

    Susan's Family 
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Voiced by: Amy Hill (Aunt Cathy)
Susan and Lao-Shi's part of the family, all magical dragons. It goes back at least three generations.
  • Baby Factory: Downplayed, but Cathy has five children of different ages.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Zig-zagged, while the family meets once a year for a reunion and maintains an air of civility, Lao-Shi directly says that the family have a strong tendency to end up in a huge fight with each other, fists optional. The eldest generation even see the buildup as more entertaining and enjoyable than the socializing, as they treat it like a sports event. Though while they don’t get a long, at least they don’t use their dragon powers on each other.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: The elder generation of the family (Lao-Shi’s) can’t keep their magical nature hidden, in fact, most of the time, they’re not even trying to. As Susan so eloquently put it, “For Pete’s sake, I couldn’t even enjoy my own wedding reception!”
    • One relative casually used his fire breath to heat food at Susans’ wedding.
    • Another brought a box of 99 Garden Gomes as a wedding present and then unleashes them in full view of Jonathan.
    • A third, although unintentionally, transforms into a dragon every time she sneezes, which is a regular occurrence.
  • The Clan: Not as clear cut as other examples of the trope, but their dragon ancestry and accompanying responsibilities binds them together, albeit loosely and not without troubles, see Big, Screwed-Up Family above.
    Jake: "We’re a family of dragons punk! You can threaten us all you want!"
  • Clashing Cousins: Clashing everything in at least three generations of the family in fact. Special mention goes to Jake and Greggy and Susan and Cathy.
  • Doting Parent: Cathy towards her children, especially Gregory.
  • Dragon Ancestry: They’re all dragons, however not all are gifted with the powers.
  • Dreaded Kids' Table: Filled with the snot-nosed youngest generation of the family. And the others after they ended up in a huge fight.
  • Family Disunion: Good grief yes.
  • Fantastic Racism: Cathy openly mocks Susan for marrying Jonathan, a normal human.
    Cathy: ”Right, the non-magical husband.”
  • Foil: The family got a few besides Jake and Greggy.
    • Cathy and Susan; neither have the dragon powers but their eldest sons’ are both dragons. But where Susan supports her son and his decisions while still having a strict side to discipline Jakes’ behavior, Cathy tells Greggy what to do and thinks he’s a brave and able dragon despite the overwhelming evidence against it.
    • Haley and Cathy’s younger children (especially Andrew); while the former is mature and tries to treat others with respect, the latter are bratty but generally acts their age.
  • Rich Bitch: Aunt Cathy in a nutshell. She owns the island in Florida where the family reunion is held and doesn’t treat either Susan or Jake (who is a fully fledged and experienced dragon at this point) with any respect.

    Cousin "Greggy" Gregory 
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Click here for his dragon form 

Voiced by: Will Friedle

Jake's annoying younger cousin who just mastered his dragon form.


  • Attention Whore: He's worse than Haley.
    Greggy: No way I'm letting Jake steal my glory!
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Not surprisingly, he steals Jake’s: “Dragon Up”.
  • Clashing Cousins: With Jake, whom he treats like garbage because of his ego.
  • Foil: To his older cousin, Jake. Both of them are from the same family and have a certain ego, but Jake is more mature in comparison as well as experienced while Greggy is still a newbie and lets his ego get the better of him.
  • Green and Mean: A downplayed version. Greggy's main color scheme, in and out of dragon form, is green and while he's a Jerkass he does have his better moments.
  • Hate Sink: He's not the villain of the episode, but after all his Jerkass behaviors like constantly belittling Jake, essentially cheating during their dragon contest, abandoning Jake when he's attacked by Tiburon and his gang, and trying to take all the credit for Tiburon's defeat when Jake had actually saved his life, who wouldn't be on Jake's side when he finally gets so fed up that he pounces on Greggy at the end of the episode?
  • Jerkass: An immature, annoying teen with an even bigger ego.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Greggy may be an annoying jerk but during his race with Jake around the island he was technically right that they were supposed to go around once, which made Greggy the winner since Jake went around more than once.
  • Outgrowing the Childish Name: With him getting his dragon powers, he insists on being called Gregory instead of "Greggy".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks that since he has JUST mastered his dragon form, he's more experienced than Jake.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. He does thank Jake after he's rescued from nearly drowning, but as soon as Jake gives him the tiniest bit of credit for helping save the day, his ego comes back full force and he then claims that he saved Jake.
  • Youthful Freckles: Greggy has noticeable freckles and is very immature for his age.

    Rose's Family 
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Rose's unnamed mother, father and twin that she was kidnapped from at birth.


     Witches of Woodstock 
Bubonica, Monica and Annika are a trio of witches that lives on a secret island and fall instantly in love with any man they see.
  • Aerith and Bob: Annika and Monika have normal names, Bubonica doesn’t.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: The Witches brew potions that can destroy even the most powerful magical objects. Each of the witches have a specific task in the potion brewing: Monika stirs the cauldron and keeps an eye on the contents. Annika picks out the ingredients and adds them to the cauldron. Bubonica adds the final ingredients and finishes the potion.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Downplayed, the witch trio falls instantly in love with any man that comes to their island, age isn’t a hindrance for them (they find Lao Shi attractive) nor species (Fu Dog), and they will gush over every single positive trait they believe their crush possesses. Though this doesn’t stop them from teasing the guy if he messes up or giving him critique. Nor do they seem to find males that’re hostile towards them attractive, such as mountain goblin thieves.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Annika, Bubonica and Monica (In that order) fits this to a T.
  • Cute Witch: Their perky and flirtatious attitude combined with their youth makes them this.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Although they’ll gush over any man they meet, they’re really not onboard with cheaters and liars, whom they’ll shun even after they make amends.
  • Girlish Pig Tails: Annika’s haircut.
  • Hot Witch: Naturally Downplayed for a Disney cartoon, but this is Jake’s opinion as the trio is far more attractive and younger than he thought they’d be.
  • Island of Mystery: Downplayed, the witches live on a secret island magically concealed in the Hudson River, but they’re the only magical creatures on it.
  • Magic Cauldron: They brew their magic object destruction potions in one of these.
  • The Weird Sisters: There are three witches, but they’re really quite pleasant girls.
  • Youthful Freckles: Annika has them.


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