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  • A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: Anne fills the role of eldest "sister" (age 13), with Sprig having a smaller age gap with her than with Polly (ages 10 and ~5 respectively), meaning this dynamic is in play.
  • Badass Family: A knowledgeable and spry Doting Grandparent, a Wise Beyond Their Years baby, a Fearless Fool who can take on any challenge, and a resourceful 13 year old human from another world.
  • Chain of People: The Plantars form one of these in order to help Anne save Sasha in "Reunion," but it doesn't work.
  • Chronicbackstabbing Disorder: Inverted. They have chronic being-backstabbed disorder, with several episodes and major plot points revolving around the Planters and Anne being used and having their trust violated by other individuals, which contrasts against the tightly-growing bond the Family of Choice make with each other as they grow closer together over Anne's time in Amphibia. Accordingly, Hop Pop burying the music box and lying about it, even with good intentions, is seen as a gross violation of trust by Anne, and it takes a while for things to become ok between them after Anne chooses to remain with the Planters regardless. Anne Lampshades this once she makes it back to earth with the Plantars and considers how to explain her time Trapped in Another World to her parents.
    Anne: Oh, and I'm not gonna tell them I plan to go back and stop Andrias...or that Andrias betrayed us...or that Marcy did, or that Sasha did...
  • Family of Choice: Downplayed, since the Plantars chose to adopt Anne, rather than the other way around, but Anne declares them her family at the end of season 1. Marcy lampshades this trope in her introductory episode.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Anne is Sanguine, Sprig is Phlegmatic, Hop-Pop is Melancholic, and Polly is Choleric.
    • The Plantars also form a Freudian Trio:
      • Id: Polly - the most passionate to the point of potential bloodthirst; she even carries a mace called "Old Doris".
      • Superego: Hop-Pop - the elder who favors tradition and rules to keep the Plantars from overly wild adventures (particularly in memory of his "Great Gam-Gam"), much to the ire of the others in the family.
      • Ego: Sprig - literally the "middle" in height, age, and temperament compared to Hop Pop and Polly; and a reflection of Anne, given how Anne compares with Sasha and Marcy in their own Freudian Trio.
  • History Repeats: Slightly subverted. Several years ago, the Plantar family housed a foreigner that was quite similar to Anne, outside of the obvious fact she wasn't a human from another world.
  • Meaningful Name: The Plantar family name is both a near-homophone for "planter", and they have a tradition of farming, and an adjective for things related to the sole of the foot (frogs having notably large feet). Fittingly, the sole of the feet is one of the more common places to develop warts (plantar warts), a feature commonly associated with frogs and toads.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Sprig, Polly, and Anne all get these after getting mind controlled in "Children of the Spore."
  • Missing Mom: In "Hopping Mall", it is revealed that Sprig and Polly's mother died when they were very young. This marks one of the few times a DTVA series brings up the subject of death.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Sprig (nice), Polly (mean), and Hop-Pop (in-between). Anne start out as In-Between, but becomes Nice over the course of the first season.
  • Perpetual Poverty: It is made clear on multiple occasions that the Plantars have little excess income.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Polly and Sprig have been in Hop-Pop's care since not long after Polly was born.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Every member has their moments of being wildly impulsive, obstinent, overly-dramatic, and surprisingly indifferent to taking a life.
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Main members

    Sprig Plantar 
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"What?! Does this look like a face that could deceive you?"
Voiced by: Justin Felbinger
An adventurous and curious 10-year-old pink frog who befriends Anne.
  • Amazon Chaser: After admitting to falling in love with Ivy Sundew (who often bests him in combat).
    Anne: Oh, you just fell in love with her, didn't you?
    Sprig: Yeah, I just fell in love with her.
  • Badass Adorable: He's a cute little frog kid who's outsmarted plenty of monsters with Anne.
  • Best Friend: He quickly develops this relationship with Anne.
  • Brats with Slingshots: The opening shows him using one of these.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Hop Pop reminds him of his acts of irresponsibility (ruining dinner, crashing a cow-worm through the living room, attracting giant fireflies by leaving the lights on), he brushes it off like it was a bad day. As in, those incidents all happened the previous day.
  • Cheerful Child: Whenever he's happy, he shows himself to be quite an excitable young lad.
  • Cheery Pink: He has pink skin, and is a Cheerful Child.
  • The Conscience: Since Anne's sense of right and wrong has been messed with by Sasha and Marcy, it's often up to Sprig to set Anne on the right path. Though he himself isn't always a shining beacon of morality, being willing to sabotage Silva Sundew joining them on their family fishing trip so he could spend time with Hop Pop like they traditionally did ever since he was a tadpole, and comforting the horrifying pumpkin Monster underneath the family house only so he could get it to lower it's guard and imprison it again.
    Sprig: I loved it!...and then betrayed it!!
  • Constantly Curious: He's described as curious, which becomes evident once he meets Anne for the first time.
  • Cowardly Lion: His first meeting with Anne aside, if he and Anne encounter any malevolent or dangerous creature, he'll get scared of it nine times out of ten, but it won't stop him from fighting back.
  • Creepy Child:
    • Has his moments where he is disturbingly on board with harassing, endangering, burglarizing or outright attempting to murder other characters.
    • Was morbidly curious to know if Hop Pop 'ever killed a man' in "Bizzare Bazaar".
  • Deuteragonist: The second most important character after Anne.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: Has a serious problem when it comes to pulling levers.
  • Fearless Fool: Despite being stuck in Anne's trap, and believing her to be the beast, Sprig, rather than freak out, warns Anne that eating him might not be the best idea and that he doesn't taste good.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's very excitable, and under his hat hides a tuft of orange hair.
  • The Fool: Despite having lived in Amphibia long enough to know how dangerous it is, he constantly shows himself to lack a bit of tact whenever he's out in the wild.
  • Fragile Speedster: Sprig showcases great agility throughout the series, making large acrobatic stats to outmanouver larger predators and threats, such as the giant Mantis in "Anne or Beast" that could nonetheless kill him in one hit, given his youthful age, and relatively weaker body strength. In "True Colours" he takes out both captain Grime and one of Andrias' robots via dodging their attacks and accurately shooting them with his slingshot, but when Andrias grabs him he's utterly helpless to do anything to stop the madman from throwing him to his doom.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's foolish, Polly's responsible.
  • Friendless Background: Was considered too "weird" to bond with other frogs his age, so he jumps at the chance to be friends with Anne.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Sprig rarely places those goggles he wears over his eyes, and considering the climate in Amphibia, they probably wouldn't be of much use anyway.
  • Gut Feeling: Sprig has the intuition of knowing when something is off, and his intuition usually checks out. In "Best Fronds," he can tell something is not quite right about the lake. In "Combat Camp", Sprig had a sinking feeling that the "test" was a real heist, but Anne being Anne ends up convincing him. In "Reunion", Sprig finds it unusual that the toads are being friendly towards the frogs, and he ends up being right about them being kidnapped.
  • Hidden Depths: More than once, he's shown to be a good fiddler. This becomes a major plot point in "Fiddle Me This".
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: His first meeting with Anne has him mistake her for the beast primarily because she looks completely different from everything he's seen before.
  • Humans Are Ugly: Despite disliking Anne's looks, he doesn't let it get in the way of forming a friendship with her.
    Sprig: You're not a beast at all, you're a hero! An ugly, ugly, ugly hero!
  • Innocently Insensitive: In season 2, there's a Running Gag of him bringing up uncomfortable subjects to people and not realising or fully processing how uncomfortable it makes them. In "Handy Anne" he brings up Sasha and Anne's climatic fight in "Reunion", which Anne is still slightly traumatised by, in "The Ballad of Hopidaiah Plantar" he sings a song about Reunion that paints his grandparent in an unflattering light and fails to realise this would obviously upset him, and in "The First Temple" he brings up the uncomfortable issues that Anne and Hop Pop are tiptoeing around regarding Hop pop burying the music in the backyard and lying to Anne about it. The last one makes Polly call him out for it.
    Polly: You need to stop.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Anne.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: In "Girl Time," Sprig is distraught that Anne and Polly went to the spa without him. In "Civil Wart," when Wartwood is split down the middle over whether the girl in a teen love flick should choose the sensitive deer-man Alistair or brawly cyborg Hunter, Sprig identifies with Alistair due to how much of a sensitive dreamer he is. Sprig even says what he likes most about Alistair is how unashamed he is to cry.
  • Lethal Chef: He's not as bad as Hop Pop, but he once somehow made pizza dough explode.
  • Magnetic Hero: Deconstructed. A lot of the townsfolk like him because of how cute he looks. However, due to this he is completely and utterly baffled by Sadie Croaker not immediately liking him and goes to extreme measures to try to get her approval.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: He's the Feminine Boy to both Polly and Ivy's Masculine Girl.
  • Meaningful Name: A sprig is a small twig or plant shoot, fitting his family's farming heritage.
  • Native Guide: He serves as this to Anne, having lived in Amphibia all his life while Anne has just arrived.
  • Never Bareheaded: Almost always seen with his green cap over his head.
  • Nice Guy: He's outgoing, friendly, and was very welcoming to Anne once he found out she wasn't going to eat him, despite calling her an "ugly, ugly, ugly hero."
  • Nice Hat: A green cap.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Nice to Polly's mean and Hop Pop's in-between; he's the friendliest of the Plantars and Anne's main sidekick.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: His hat covers up a tuft of orange hair.
    Anne: Wait, you have hair?
    • Taken Up to Eleven in "Cursed" where Sprig's curse causes his hair to grow so much that towards the episode's end, he basically resembles an Orange Mop head
  • Overly Long Tongue: Even for a frog, Sprig's tongue is quite lengthy.
  • Puppy Love: Both he and his love interest Ivy Sundew are pre-teens.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In the season 1 finale, he delivers an epic one to Sasha about how Anne doesn't have to be pushed around by a bully like her after she forces her into submission and he slingshots a sludgeball into the former's face.
    Sprig: For someone who's Anne's best friend, you sure don't know her well. She's brave, she's smart, and most of all, she's not gonna be pushed around by a bully like you!
  • Redhead In Green: His goggles and hat are green, and he has orange hair under his hat.
  • Tunnel King: "Flood, Sweat, and Tears" reveals Sprig to be a pretty good hole digger.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: He got caught in Anne's trap, was threatened by her, and when the actual beast appeared, she was going to leave him for dead. Even after realizing she's not a beast, you'd think Sprig would at least hold some distrust over Anne after the above, but he quickly gets over it.
  • Vocal Evolution: Felbinger went through puberty sometime between seasons 1 and 2. This marks one of the few times a child voice actor is not replaced. It is lampshaded in "Friend or Frobo?". Its implied this may be due to Sprig going through his own variation of Frog Puberty, due to the timescale of the show taking place over several In-Universe months.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Technically, since he usually wears a jacket and shorts, leaving his chest bare.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He's about as strong as you'd expect a young frog person to be, but his skill with a slingshot has allowed him to beat much tougher opponents, including Grime and Andrias's Mecha-Mooks, by aiming for the weak spots they possess to maximise his reach advantage.
  • Weapon of Choice: Sprig's main weapon is a slingshot. In fact, "Handy Anne" shows he has a number of different slingshots.
  • You Won't Like How I Taste: His first words to Anne.
    Sprig: I have bad news for you, beast: I taste terrible!

    Hopediah "Hop Pop" Plantar 
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"Anne, there's a big difference between courage and stupidity!"
Voiced by Bill Farmer
Sprig and Polly's traditional and overprotective grandpa.
  • Accidental Hero: After his rant criticizing Mayor Toadstool, the villagers convince him to run in the election against Toadstool. This, indirectly, sparked a rebellion among the other villages oppressed by Toad Tower, who celebrate Hop Pop as a hero without him even knowing about it.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "HP" by Anne. He disliked it at first, but it quickly grew on him.
  • Appeal to Tradition: He has a habit of stubbornly sticking to the old ways of doing things (such as in "Hop Luck"), and encouraging the rest of the family to do the same.
  • Arranged Marriage: He's tried to arrange two marriages so far for Sprig, first with Maddie Flour and then with Ivy Sundew.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: He's hard on Sprig because he fears that his grandson is irresponsible. But on hearing Sprig went into the woods to chase down a "monster"? He leads a mob without hesitation to save him. Eventually this extends to Anne, whom he houses.
  • Berserk Button: Don't disrespect family tradition in front of him. He considers it very important.
  • Catchphrase: He often shouts "Dang it, boy!" whenever Sprig screws up.
  • Cool Old Guy: Both in the eyes of Sprig, Polly, and Anne.
  • Fatal Flaw: His belief in tradition and that he knows best. In "Hop Luck," he refuses to admit that the family recipes are just not tasty even when Anne points out they can make a new dish. He also insists on teaching Anne about the Plantar family, and how to do taxes. It culminates in him burying the music box to protect Anne and the others, even though it's the only clue she has to finding a way home.
  • Good Old Ways: He's a firm believer in tradition and is usually against novelty.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In "Best Fronds", the book he's reading is titled "So You're a Failed Actor".
    • In "Bizarre Bazaar", he's revealed to be a great cockroach racer known as "The Wrecker".
    • For some reason, he has access to lore that even Newtopia's library (at least, the non-secret library) doesn't have.
    • He once held dreams of being an actor. While his ambitions never really went anywhere, he can still put on a decent performance when he wants to.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Anne, so much that he referred to Anne as a Plantar when she won the Frog Of The Year Award. Heck, in "Lost in Newtopia", he refers to Anne as his adoptive granddaughter.
  • Identical Stranger: A frog from Anne's world bears some resemblance to Hop Pop, but is more realistically drawn... and is also dead.
  • Lethal Chef: Not the best cook. While the frogs in Amphibia might like to eat bugs, the soup he makes in "Cane Crazy" has some in it that are still alive, and when Anne mocks his cooking skills, Sprig and Polly laugh instead of defending him. "Hop Luck" reveals that in the annual Wormwood pot luck, they've always come in last, though that might be because he's following the awful recipes in the family cookbook.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: In the season 1 finale, it is revealed that he inspired rebellions for frogs in the valley to rise against the toads, one of which he was not even aware of.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's only slightly taller than his grandson and shorter than most adult Amphibians.
  • Nice Guy: Is stern, traditional and overprotective, but he’s a very loving and friendly guy who only wants what’s best for his family and Anne.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The in-between to Sprig's nice and Polly's mean; he's not that aggressive, but more impulsive than he appears to be.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: He seems to have tufts of grey hair on the side of his head.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • In "Flood, Sweat & Tears", his speech about roommates turns into a rant that heavily suggests what his married life was like.
    • In "The Domino Effect", he rants on and on about Charlie the spider, and never mentions whatever happened to him.
  • Older Is Better: Hop Pop's outlook on life is very much based around traditional values, thus many episodes often have his views clash with Anne’s newer, more modern ways.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • When he learns Sprig went into the forest to track down the "beast" and will probably be eaten, he doesn't hesitate for a second to charge into the woods to save his grandson.
    • Once Mayor Toadstool calls Sprig goofy for losing the grubhog in "Grubhog Day", Hop Pop immediately jumps to his defense.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's very strict with what he allows his grandchildren and Anne to do but only because he cares about them and wants them to be safe.
  • Sacred Hospitality: He offers his home to Anne when she frets about being stranded in Amphibia for two months.
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: He likes to take naps throughout given episodes.
  • Sleeps with Both Eyes Open: He tends to this a lot, according to "Best Fronds".
    Sprig: He makes a great scarecrow!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name has been written as both Hopadiah and Hopediah in the show. However, in a world without standardized spelling, both might be considered correct.
  • Vocal Evolution: He noticeably sounded more elderly in the earlier episodes than he does now.
  • Voice of the Resistance: Turns out his exploits (most notably running for mayor against a toad) have inspired rebellions against the toads all over the valley, though he himself was unaware of this.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Often slips into rants about how much better things used to be when he was Anne's and Sprig's ages. It's particularly shown in "Stakeout".

    Polly Petunia Plantar 
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"Just give me an excuse to use old Doris here."
True Colors/Season 3 spoilers 
Voiced by: Amanda Leighton

Sprig's polliwog sister who carries herself around inside a bucket.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: While the adult frogs are fully dressed, Polly, a tadpole, is naked apart from a bow on her head. Overlaps with Adults Are More Anthropomorphic.
  • Alliterative Name: Polly Petunia Plantar.
  • Artistic License – Biology: In real tadpoles, the legs are the appendages which grow in first, not the arms.
  • Badass Adorable: Small and cute, yet can kick butt with the best of them.
  • Bathtub Mermaid: This tadpole is usually found in a bucket of water. However, she can get around just fine without water.
  • Blood Knight: She'll jump at any excuse to get into a fight.
  • Brainy Baby: She is still a tadpole, but is way more responsible than her brother who is already a frog.
  • Brutal Honesty: She isn't afraid to express how she feels about the people around her.
  • Comically Small Bribe: It's easy to sway her in your favor as long as you have candy to barter. Justified since she is a small child.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Polly's horrible singing voice is her most dangerous asset. Especially if you're a winged creature in midair with no means of covering your ears.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: In "True Colors", her legs finally come in, allowing her to not only dodge King Andrias' attempt to kill her, but to evade his robots and snatch the Calamity Box.
  • Extremely Protective Child: If you threaten her family, watch out! She will go on the attack.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Despite being a bit reckless and hotheaded, she's still way more responsible than Sprig.
  • Hammerspace: Polly can produce her flail on demand even though it's bigger than she is.
  • Hates Baths: When Hop Pop has to clean Polly, it can take all day.
    Polly: You'll never take me alive!
    Hop Pop: Dang it, Polly, you're gettin' filth everywhere!
  • Hidden Depths: She often tries to act much older then she is, but occasionally she just wants to be treated like a kid, so long as she isn't ignored in the process. The sudden exodus from Wartwood has been as hard on her as the rest of the family.
  • Hot-Blooded: Polly's aggressive, to the point where it was a letdown for her when she realized Anne really wasn't a bloodthirsty monster. An official character card lists both her patience and tact as not applicable.
    Polly: You're not gonna eat us, are you? You're not even gonna try. Disappointing.
  • I Call It "Vera": She's named her Rolling Pin of Doom "Doris."
  • Instant Expert: When her legs finally emerge in "True Colors". Aside from some minor balance issues, she gets the hang of running very quickly. Could be slightly justified as she's shown to be capable of leaping and bouncing around on her own just fine even without her legs fully grown, so she has some prior experience with movement- just not with her own two feet yet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's hot headed, stubborn, and pretty blunt, but she's also very loyal and compassionate.
  • Just a Kid: While she doesn't mind being treated like a kid, Polly hates it when she is ignored, or pushed to the side because she is too young. Whenever she misbehaves, it's often because she wants attention.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Or rather, a pollywog named Polly.
  • Meaningful Name: She is a pollywog named Polly.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Mean to Sprig's nice and Hop Pop's in-between; she's always hot-headed and aggressive.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In some promotional images she's lifting up objects far bigger than herself.
  • Punny Name: A tadpole is also known as a pollywog.
  • Raised by Dudes: Anne assumes that her lack of femininity comes from the fact that she was raised by two men, her grandfather and her older brother.
  • Sweet Tooth: Enjoys gorging herself on sweets. It's the main method to convince her to be bad.
    Polly: I don't have a candy problem! You have a candy problem!
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Wears a pretty yellow bow atop her head.
  • Tomboy: In "Girl Time", she doesn't have any interest in any of the "girly" activities Anne takes her out to, and becomes the town's champion at spitting, an activity that's perceived as masculine.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice sounded more nasal early on but got toned down and more higher pitched by the end of season 1.
  • Weapon of Choice: Polly's preferred and most loved choice of weapon is a flail.
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Animal and robot companions

    Bessie 
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Anne: "Bessie, things are gettin' messy!"
The Plantars' giant snail, which they ride upon and use to pull their cart.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Anne Theft Auto" is Bessie's time to shine.
  • Automaton Horses: Averted. Anne starts off thinking Bessie is just this, and is proven wrong in "Anne Theft Auto," when she learns the hard way that Bessie is a living creature who gets scared when predators are around, and needs special coaxing, instructions and snacks for different situations. Various episodes also show that Bessie can get tired, injured, or side-tracked like any animal.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Bessie is a yellow slug rather than a purple snail in the first episode.note 
  • Hidden Depths: Anne learns all about these by reading a book on Bessie's entire history in "Anne Theft Auto," and comes to appreciate Bessie as a noble, strong, loyal steed.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Bessie's used as a horse.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!:
    • "Bessie, things are gettin' messy!"
    • When a bird flies away with MicroAngelo in "Bessie & MicroAngelo", she yanks a chain hard enough to break it, uses a door to Ramp Jump into the air, and smacks the bird away in one hit.
  • Luminescent Blush: When Joe Sparrow performs a mating dance, Bessy blushes and covers her face.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Bessie has not appeared in either season finale for S1 and S2 (especially the latter), given their serious nature.
  • Speedy Snail: She's not "Sonic The Hedgehog" fast, but she can match the speed of a Real Life horse from Earth.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms, which comes in handy when nearly all of Wartwood is infected by a mind-controlling fungus.
  • Treasure Chest Cavity: She has a "secret compartment" where her owners store a bag of special berries to feed her in certain emergencies. It's right on her shell, over a bunch of pulsating organs.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Plantar family. Hop Pop recalls in the book he wrote of Bessie's history that at one point he was ready to fall asleep and freeze to death in a snow storm, but Bessie called him back from the abyss by singing to him. Anne is moved to tears just reading about it.

    MicroAngelo 
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A baby snail that Polly adopted during the family's stay in Newtopia.

    Frobo 
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Voiced by: Matt Braly
A robotic frog that was constructed in an ancient factory before its destruction. He secretly followed the Plantars during their road trip to and from Newtopia, and is eventually taken in by the Plantars after Polly meets and befriends him.
  • Artificial Stupidity: From what we've seen of Frobo so far, he doesn't seem to be firing on all cylinders per se. One notable example would be how he repeatedly walked into a tree for presumably a long period of time, turned around the tree, and then started to walk into another tree. In "Friend or Frobo?", Polly refers to him as a baby.
  • Baby See, Baby Do: Takes to mimicking Polly when they first meet.
  • Be the Ball: He can curl up into a ball and roll around, mimicking Polly when she does it.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: He becomes the first victim of King Andrias' wrath after he tries to protect Polly from the tyrant.
  • Big Little Brother: With his Baby See, Baby Do personality, his relationship to Polly is similar to that of a younger sibling, but he's of course much bigger than she is.
  • Declaration of Protection: In "True Colors", he tells Polly he will save her... just before King Andrias smashes him to pieces.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Even after befriending the Plantars, he is mostly absent from their conflicts and adventures. This is especially prominent in "The Third Temple" wherein he does accompany the Plantars to the empnomous temple and actually helps them solve the first 'test'. However, he is then left outside to look after the exhausted Joe Sparrow, when instead, between his greater strength from being a robot and resistance to heat, he would have been more beneficial inside the temple helping with the straightforward challenges whereas the Plantars themselves were basically The Load inside, due to being dehydrated from the heat. He finally gets to help them out several times in "True Colors", only to end up being destroyed by King Andrias.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Can basically do whatever gag the plot requires. He demonstrates a talent for farming at the drop of a hat when asked to show off for Hop Pop, can be used as a grill for cooking, and turns into a fog machine for the Battle of the Bands.
  • Extendable Arms: He can stretch his arms long enough to lift a building into the clouds.
  • Eye Beams: He can shoot deadly beams from his eyes.
  • Good All Along: When he first appeared, and later throughout the second season, he comes across as an intimidating robot tracking down Anne and the Plantars, even if he doesn't seem particularly good at it at points. Then comes "Friend of Frobo?", where he finally catches up to them at Wartwood and...turns out to be quite docile upon meeting Polly.
  • Portmanteau: His name is a portmanteau of "frog" and "Robo", which is apparently the name of a type of robot in one of Anne's video games.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't really talk much aside from saying his first words.
  • Robot Buddy: He ends up befriending the Plantars, especially Polly.
  • Rogue Drone: Frobo is of the same make as King Andrias’ robot army, but he got released before being programmed into his army’s network. The king is NOT happy that Frobo isn’t fighting in service to him.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Even though the Plantar family outpaces him throughout their journey, he never loses track of them and eventually follows them all the way back to Wartwood.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Is destroyed by Andrias near the end of "True Colors", with only his head remaining.
  • Shout-Out: Is essentially a Kapool if the Laputans had designed it with a bit of Ivan's Uranus thrown in.
  • Sole Survivor: He is the only robot to have been completed by the assembly line before the factory exploded.
  • Suddenly Voiced: He says his first word in "Friend or Frobo?", which is Polly's name.
  • The Voiceless: He spent most of Season 2 being a silent robot. It is only until "Friend or Frobo?" that Frobo learns how to speak.

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Others

    The Calamity Box 
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An ancient music box created by King Andrias' ancestors, used for dimensional travel. It was found by Anne, Sasha and Marcy in the human world as a birthday present for Anne, and when opened it teleported the three girls to Amphibia, while simultaneously imbuing its gems' powers into each of them.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The blue gem only getting charged halfway at the Second Temple becomes a plot point in "True Colors", as it means Anne still has her connection with it and absorbs its power to obtain a Super Mode.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The three gems on the cover represent a different trait according to the girl who inherited its respective power:
    • Green - Wit (Marcy)
    • Blue - Heart (Anne)
    • Pink - Strength (Sasha)
  • Interdimensional Travel Device: When opened it allows the welder to traverse dimensions.
  • MacGuffin: In addition to Anne needing it to get home, numerous villains and antagonists alike opt to use the box for their own purposes whatsoever.
  • Secret Test of Character: To charge each gem, each of the three girls had to pass a secret test congruent to their personality aka what gem they represent.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Teleporting Anne and her friends also caused them to inherit the gems' powers, evidenced by their eyes flashing their associated gems' colours prior to unleashing them. This usually occurs fairly Subtly— the first example in "Anne or Beast?" was debated about whether or not it was an animation error for a while— but Season 2 made the Eye Color Change more apparent. When the gems get charged, the glow in the girls' eyes drain out as a symbol of them losing their connection with their respective stones. Then in "True Colors", Anne's grief at apparently witnessing Sprig die causes her to unlock an empowered version of the Box's power in a Super Mode, letting her utterly thrash Andrias in direct combat. The Season 3 updated intro indicates this will become a regular ability of Anne's going forward.


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