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The Hormone Monsters

    General 
A species of monsters of the ancient ages that accompany children going through puberty.
  • Allegorical Character: They're one for puberty as a whole, and represent the teenage's Id and most base instincts of fighting and screwing.
  • Anti-Mentor: Pretty much every Hormone Monster depicted so far is one of these. While they encourage sexual activity, they also tend to try to push their kids to become juvenile delinquents. Nick, Andrew and Jessi in particular are prone to complain that their Hormone Monsters are more of a hindrance than a help.
  • Anything That Moves: Both of them find everything sexual and seem to be attracted to all genders. Maurice openly acknowledge he finds tomatoes and sneezes sexy things.
  • Big Red Devil: They've all got horns, cloven hooves, tower over the protagonists and a few have either barbed tails or Van Dyke beards. Their sexual appetites and penchant for tempting kids into mischief also add to their devilish natures.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Their mentality is driven purely by whatever gives them or their kids pleasure, regardless of the consequences.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Their whole purpose is to lead people to embrace their basic emotions, usually encouraging extreme selfishness and downright immoral behaviour in name of sex, violence or attention. Yet, even they have lines they won't cross, like porn addiction.
    • Despite being the main source of gross humor, vulgar language and encouragement of unsavory things that have to do with masturbation, perversion and sex, even they can be grossed out by some things, it's just very hard according to Maurice.
    Maury (after hearing Andrew's plan to arouse his cousin): Ugh... I just got chills. You know how hard it is to gross out a hormone monster?
  • Fat Bastard: Maurice and Connie both have noticeably big guts, although Mo's is more of a beer belly while Connie is just curvy.
  • Horned Humanoid: Maurice has one horn on the top of his head, while Connie has two.
  • Long-Lived: Maury claims to have come into existence when life first developed on Earth and Connie mentioned they used to live on the ancient continent, Pangaea.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: It varies, but they seem to be objectively real, or at least real to the ones they are dealing with, with Nick being able to talk with Maurice when he wants to be talked to. Maury is also Matthew's Hormone Monster, demonstrating that Maury works more than one "case" (like a social worker). Caleb is capable of seeing Maurice and Maury knows his name. Similarly, Lola at one point appears to answer to Connie's passionate Rousing Speech with an amen. Later, Connie also becomes Nick's Hormone Monstress in addition to working with Jessi, although she is apparently able to be visible to and interact with them separately even when they are in the same place.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Zigzagged. Sometimes, they are a grounding presence in the kids' lives, but they also often push them to embrace their nastier instincts, like their hedonistic tendencies, and in Jessi's case even shoplifting.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: If their make out on "Head Pusher" is anything to go by, they still have feelings for each other and are clearly attracted to each other despite their troublesome past. As seen in the finale, Maurice still has a tattoo of Connie's name on his forearm.
  • Working with the Ex: Connie and Maurice dated back when Pangaea was still around, but broke up due to issues. They still have to work together as they have to deal with children who are involved with each other, specially in regards to Missy and Andrew's romance.
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    Maury 

Maurice Beverly

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"Did someone say... vagina?!"
Voiced by: Nick Kroll

"Puberty Fairy!? I'm the Hormone Monster! I'm not a fairy! I mean, sure, I fuck around with dudes, but I'm not a fairy!"

One of the many monsters that guides boys through puberty.


  • Affectionate Nickname: People close to him call him "Maury".
  • Amazon Chaser: He's in an on-off relationship with the assertive Connie and encourages Andrew to think about Susan's "sinewy arms" while he's mastrubating.
  • Anything That Moves: Maury finds almost everything sexual. Men, women, inanimate objects, to Garrison Keillor's decapitated head.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His nose looks like a flaccid dick. And apparently gets erect, too.
  • Berserk Button: He does not take kindly to being called the puberty fairy.
    • Trying to ignore him and surpressing ones hormones can also make him violent and more aggressive.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He has several dicks. Several disembodied, featureless, fuzzy (not hairy, fuzzy, as in, "completely covered in fur") dicks that he carries around in a bag. Also, at least one of them talks. That same dick we've seen talking is also Jewish, but just that one. Also, he can use them as weapons by throwing them like shuriken. Yeah.
  • Blatant Lies: When a minor earthquake happens, Maurice says he did it, then admits that he was taking credit "just like ISIS".
  • Born as an Adult: Appeared fully formed at the same time life originated in Earth.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Andrew doubts his expertise but as the series goes on it's made clear that he's basically the only competent male hormone monster in the department.
  • Catch Phrase: When someone pisses Andrew off, he yells out, "RAGE!!! RAGE!!! FUCKING RAGE!!!!" Borrowed by Andrew in "My Furry Valentine".
  • Chivalrous Pervert: The most sex-obsessed member of the entire cast, he's even willing to have sex with a wall. He also has the kids' best interests at heart, and encourages them all to be comfortable in their own skin. He also tries to talk Andrew out of his porn habit once it's become unhealthy.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Admits that he'll sometimes screw guys. He once hate-fucked a decapitated head. You don't get more depraved than that.
  • Drag Queen: According to him, his drag name is "Maury Antoinette", and he shows up dressed as the historical figure for a gag.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Sure, he's a depraved sex fiend who encourages all sorts of odd behavior from Andrew, but there are some lines he knows not to cross.
    • He's at a loss for words when Jay's brothers force Andrew and Nick into playing a game of Jizz-cuit.
    • When Andrew starts to become addicted to internet pornography, Maury tries his best to dissuade after sensing that Andrew's porn habits are becoming a compulsion.
    • Hearing that the Shame Wizard collects Nazi dildos disgusts him no end.
    • Maurice is clearly uncomfortable with Andrew's idea of trying to prove Lars can walk and tries to dissuade him from doing it many times.
    • When he learns that he and Andrew accidentally attended a Neo-Nazi rally, he's ready to burn the place down ala Inglourious Basterds.
  • Expy: He's somewhat of a cross between Roger Smith and The Red Guy.
  • Guttural Growler: He has a deep, gravelly voice ala Will Arnett. It's also explicitly mentioned by Word of God that Maury is essentially Nick Kroll doing a practically pitch-perfect imitation of Will Arnett.
  • The Hedonist: Pretty much everything Maury encourages involves sexual pleasure.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed himself to the Pornscape so Nick and Andrew would get out. He manages to come back by the end, stating that he fucked his way out of there.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • He is the "Hormone Monster". He even gets visibly pissed when Nick calls him the Puberty Fairy.
    • It's a "Pornscape", not a Porn World. Again, he gets pissed at Nick for not using the term.
    Maurice: Why is this so hard for you?!
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's a sex-crazed fiend, but is one of the more popular characters on the show.
  • Meaningful Name: He is most likely named for Maurice Sendak, the Caldecott-winning author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Medium Awareness: He's the first and most frequent character to acknowledge that he's in a TV show.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When Andrew gets with Lola, he starts to develop an addictive personality. First to cigarettes, then alcohol, and eventually cocaine.
  • Parental Favoritism: While not a parent, he has that out of all the children he has to watch, he likes Matthew the most.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: He really likes to hang out with Jay, since the boy is a proud sex deviant, with a tendency to invent new things on the area of jacking off. Maurice takes notes on how he fucks his pillow claiming that Jay might be a genius.
    Maurice: You're a little freak. I like hanging out with you.
  • Voice of the Legion: Dips into this whenever he's angry.

    Connie 

Constance "Connie"

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"That's right, Maury, I can't be tamed!"
Voiced by: Maya Rudolph

"The French are full of shit and your mother is a woman in decline. You are on the rise, girl."

Another hormone monster who becomes Jessi's guide through puberty. At the end of season 2, she becomes Nick's new hormone monster, despite Nick being a boy.


  • Big Beautiful Woman: Is noticeably curvaceous and, as the above-image shows, has a rather large butt.
  • Bridge Bunny: The Star Wars parody skit in "The Planned Parenthood Show" had her filling this role as a parody of Chewbacca.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Shows no fear over the Shame Wizard, shortly after Maurice was stumped by him.
  • Expressive Hair: When pissed, her hair starts to float and behave like tentacles.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's extremely feisty and sassy, and more than often exerts this influence over girls, especially Jessi. And at worst, she can be very ill-tempered and impetuous.
  • Guy-on-Guy Is Hot: When Jessi makes a plan with Matthew to get Aiden and him alone on the former's room so they can make out in peace, Jessi tells him that she won't stay to watch, which prompts Connie to tell her to not negotiate against herself.
  • Large Ham: While not as profane as Maurice, she strikes a lot of overly dramatic poses and speaks with the delivery of a fire-and-brimstone preacher.
  • Mama Bear: Connie shows this attitude to Jessi in season 2 when she gets antagonized by the Shame Wizard and the Depression Kitty. She also acts protective over Nick.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Her influence on Jessi is arguably more volatile than Maury's is on the boys. In her first appearance, Connie convinced Jessi to act like an unstable brat around her mother with zero provocation. Maury on the other hand hasn't tried to turn Nick and Andrew against their own parents. Nick Kroll describes Maury as horniness and anger, with Connie being more nuanced and emotional.
  • The Nicknamer: Often calls Jessi nicknames. Particularly foods, including Gyoza (Japanese dumplings) and Pupusa (Salvadorian stuffed tortilla). She extends the same treatment to Nick, calling him tortellini (Italian ring-shaped pasta) after she's assigned to him.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: A subtle one, but she's the only Hormone Monster that doesn't have a tail.
  • Prehensile Hair: She can use her hair to grab and even lift Jessi and has total control over it.
  • Rousing Speech: She gives one to Jessi in her Bat Mitzvah, when she freezes on the altar as she notices that her mother is sleeping with her Cantor. Connie states that she is a woman now, and she can take what the world throws at her in her boxy ass dress.
    • She does this again during the ASSEs when both Nick and Jessi are feeling overwhelmed by pressure during the last day of exams.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Carries herself in this manner. Being voiced by Maya Rudolph helps.
  • Skewed Priorities: Connie's main shortcoming as Jessi's Hormone Monstress is that she is so focused on encouraging general misbehavior that she doesn't consider whether or not it is actually puberty-related (e.g. shoplifting). This ultimately gets her temporarily taken off Jessi's case by Human Resources.
  • Smells Sexy: Jessi mentions she smells great, to which she explains she doesn't uses deodorant and only takes bubble baths (pronounced "bubba baffs").
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After influencing all kinds of bad behavior from Jessi in Season 2, Connie seems to have learned her lesson and starts to become more responsible during Season 3.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: She starts developing into one during Season 2 as Jessi starts to deal with the ramifications of her parents divorcing. This is deconstructed as her influence ends up making Jessi's situation even harder. Thankfully, she manages to get her act together and becomes more responsible in Season 3.

    Rick 

Rick

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"You're the man Steve! Give her a kidney!"
Voiced by: Nick Kroll

"Suck my stump, Maurice!"

An unwashed, beaten up male hormone monster with some, er, unique ideas on how human interactions and relationships work. He appears to be Coach Steve's personal Hormone Monster, which explains a lot. There's also a chance that he might be Lizer's hormone monster.


  • But Now I Must Go: He chooses to retire after Coach Steve finally losing his virginity.
  • The Cameo: After retiring in Season 2, Rick still makes the occassional appearance in Season 3.
  • Catch Phrase: "What are you gonna do?"
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: He's almost as weird as Coach Steve.
  • Elderly Immortal: Looks far older than both Maurice and Connie, despite all of them being presumably ageless beings as old as life on Earth itself. Then again, his signs of "age" might actually just come from a rougher life.
    • One possible reason he's aged so badly is that he's been waiting 30 years for Coach Steve to lose his virginity.
  • Expy: Of Gollum.
  • Fun with Subtitles: In season 2, he gets automatic subtitles due to being The Unintelligible.
    Connie: Rick, I can never understand what you're saying.
    Rick: That's why they have subtitles.
  • Gonk: He's balding, roughed-up face, grey skin, a greasy twisted beard and a wonky horn.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently, he helped Maurice abandon for a short while, at least his Lovable Sex Maniac ways, off-screen. How he did that, being as perverted as your average hormone monster (just in a really awkward way), is a mystery. Of course, since most of the episode in which this occurs turns out to be a dream, this may be subverted.
    • He is the one who managesnti get Connie out of her sadness and make her go search for Jessie again. So he is smarter than he looks.
    • He does seem to believe he was a bad hormone monster to Steve, and genuinely cares about him.
    • He gives Steve some good advice and motivating words in occasions. Which is actually impressive.
  • Mysterious Past: Not much is known about his past, or why he looks like he looks.
  • Nice Guy: While like all hormone monsters he condones violence and perversion, he is overall a friendly, forgiving guy. When Nick tries to kill him, he acts like he is angry for 5 seconds until he says he loves him and does not have an issue with it.

    Tyler 

Tyler

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But mommy titties are the softest!
Voiced By: John Gemberling

A younger and very naive newbie hormone monster that is assigned to Nick.


  • Ass Shove: Gavin likes to put cigarettes up his butthole.
    Tyler: He calls it his asstray.
  • Baby Talk: He often does this in an attempt to defuse Nick's anger at him by pretending to be cute.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Gavin.
  • Body Horror: The way his horn grows is shown to be quite painful.
  • Cone of Shame: Given a literal one by the Shame Wizard in "Smooch or Share".
  • Fetish: He shows signs of having a mommy kink, constantly mentioning Nick's mom, calling Connie a "strong mommy" and even calling Elliot a "tiger mommy" when impressed with him.
  • It's All About Me: Nick calls him out on the fact that his advice is only for his own pleasure, which benefits neither of them.
  • The Mole: He is actually working for the Shame Wizard, believing him to be an actual nice guy and feeding him information.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Enjoys it when the Shame Wizard starts hitting him with a newspaper.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Unlike the other Hormone Monsters, Tyler is a full newbie that has no prior experience before taking over as Nick's Hormone Monster and has very little knowledge of everything related to puberty.
  • Youthful Freckles: He has a smattering of them to emphasize his youth and inexperience.

    Gavin 

Gavin Reeves

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"Alright, sweet lips, I got your home address. I'll show up whenever the fuck I want."
Voiced By: Bobby Cannavale

''"TYLER! HOW THE FUCK DO I MINIMIZE SAFARI?!"

An "alpha male" Hormone Monster.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first he seems like a confident macho-man, but he's really nothing more than an aggressive, abusive bully. Especially to Tyler.
  • Book Dumb: Needs Tyler to help him minimize Safari.
  • The Bully: He enjoys kicking the shit out of Tyler both physically and emotionally, and enjoys picking on Nick during their brief interaction.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His slick hair and eyebrows were clearly taken from his voice actor.
  • Jerkass: He's an aggressive, swaggering asshole.
  • Mean Boss: To Tyler, whom he constantly abuses.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He's jacked and has a violent streak, hinting at steroid abuse.
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    Mona 

Mona

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Now let's grab that shower head and make it rain upside down!
Voiced By: Thandie Newton

"There's a storm brewing and it's hot and wet. Ooh, Hurricane Missy's gonna wreak havoc!"

Missy's Hormone Monstress.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: She comes onto to Connie in an extremely sexual way that leaves her understandably creeped out.
  • Aliens of London: Despite being a fantasy creature who resides in America, she has a noticeable British accent.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Dark-furred blond in this case. Maybe she dyes her mane?
  • Distaff Counterpart: One for Gavin, being a hormone monster appearing late in a season whose intense and aggressive behavior disturbs everyone, even other hormone monsters.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Has violet mascara and carries herself in a somewhat villainous manner, with her manic laughter punctuated by lightning.
  • Large Ham: She's bombastic and prone to singing at random.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mona" sounds like "moaner" and as standard for her species, she's a Lovable Sex Maniac.
  • Prehensile Tail: Unlike the other Hormone Monsters, she's got a long barbed tail that can emote. It can also shrink down to the normal stub other Hormone Monsters have.

    Stan 

Stan

Voiced By: Joe Wengert
I'm not telling you. You'll just make me feel shitty.

A Hormone Monster seen in the season 2 finale.


  • Affectionate Nickname: The Shame Wizard called him 'Stan the Man' in order to be friendly with him, but this does not disarm Stan's wariness of him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he could’ve been politer about it, he’s not wrong when he says the Shame Wizard could make him feel bad, since he does that with a lot of people and creatures.
  • Shout Out: His name, appearance, and the fact he wears glasses are all likely inspired by the Marvel co-creator Stan Lee, only without his vocal mannerisms or mustache.

     Lorraine 

Lorraine

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"Teeheeheehee!"
Voiced By: Kat Dennings

A Horomone Monstress seen in the season 2 finale.


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    The Shame Wizard 

The Shame Wizard

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Voiced By: David Thewlis

That's why I'm here to make it right
And to shine a naked light
On all the horrid things you do
And fill you with SHAME!

Debuting in Season 2, the Shame Wizard makes teens feel guilty.


  • Anti-Villain: By the end of season 2, Andrew admits that shame is a part of life all need to deal with and may teach them to be better people, which is the Wizard's goal. Once the Shame Wizard drops his more villainous traits, he is able to work together with Andrew.
  • Arch-Enemy: He serves as this to Andrew for Season 2. While he enjoy shaming all the kids in, Andrew is the first one that the Shame Wizard shames while Andrew is the one whose afraid of the Shame Wizard the most. Ironically Andrew is one of the first people to befriend The Shame Wizard when he sees his more sympathetic side.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: On top of shaming all the kids over things they shouldn't be ashamed of and savouring the rifts between friends and couples, he also grows to a massive size and blocks the lunar eclipse they were all planning to watch.
  • Big Bad: He's the driving negative force of Season 2, and all characters start to have to deal with them as their actions call him forth.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He talks directly to the audience over the "to be continued" screen at the end of "Dark Side of the Boob".
  • Brutal Honesty: While he's very harsh about it, he's not entirely wrong about some of the immoral behavior that he shames and reprimands the kids for, such as Jessi's rebellious streak that got her father in trouble and for Nick bragging about touching Gina's boob just so he could feel like grown up. He even considers himself as like a "harsh, judgmental friend".
  • Casting a Shadow: The Shame Wizard is able to teleport and manifest himself by using shadows in a given room.
  • Catchphrase: "Shaaame..."
  • Collector of the Strange: His hobby is collecting vintage Nazi dildos.
  • Color Motif: While he doesn't wear green, he's connected to the color. Many of his appearances, especially when he is at his most threatening, have the whole show tinted in a green shade. Even the trial he puts Andrew through is in an entirely green court.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears dark robes, has shadow-based abilities, and is the Big Bad. Subverted as he turns out to be more of an Anti-Villain then outright evil.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Has a pencil-thin moustache, large hooked nose, hunched posture and dark robes.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Despite being the Big Bad for most of Season 2, he gets defeated in the penultimate episode allowing Kitty to take over as the Final Boss.
  • Demoted to Extra: He goes from the Big Bad for Season 2 to only appearing in one cameo in Season 3.
  • The Dreaded: His first appearance makes Maury cower in fear.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's a bit disturbed by the racist treatment of Missy's American Girl doll, Maddie, by the company that made her.
    Maddie: I'm the only doll that doesn't come with a birthday!
    Shame Wizard: What this company has done to you is not right.
  • Evil Brit: He has a British accent.
  • Evil Laugh: On occasion, he releases a pretty masterful one.
  • Foil:
    • To the Hormone Monsters. While the Hormone Monsters represent the teenage Id, the Shame Wizard represents the teenage Superego.
    • Coach Steve is this to him, with Steve's utter lack of shame confounding the Shame Wizard.
  • Forehead of Doom: He's got a weird eggplant-shaped head with a large amount of space between his hairline and eyebrows.
  • Freudian Excuse: He says his obsession with order comes from having to deal with his mother's impossible standards.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite being the antithesis to the hormone monsters, he's able to converse with them on a casual basis.
  • Hidden Depths: Likes Nazi dildos and did a cover of A Ha's "Take on Me".
  • Humanoid Abomination: Not only does his appearance look slightly abnormal (elf ears and sharp teeth), but he can manifest through shadows and create countless doppelgangers of himself.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Much how shame actually works, the Shame Wizard finds ways for people to feel guilty about things they shouldn't or that don't even have any way to be blamed for, which includes making Jessi feel like she was the cause for Trump's election as she was not sufficiently aggressive as a Hillary supporter.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The show never had an antagonist or Big Bad prior to him coming along, and it shows that the second season, in part thanks to his antics, is much darker.
  • Manipulative Bastard: As the embodiment of shame, he whispers in everyone's ears and makes everyone act against each other's, and their own, best interests.
  • Mismatched Eyes: He has one hazel eye and one blue eye. There is a large scar over the hazel eye,suggesting it may be a replacement.
  • Mommy Issues: He has a tense, troubled relationship with his mother.
  • Necessarily Evil: Sees himself as this, and is later agreed to be this. Yes, shame might be a bad feeling to have, but feeling shame will teach you to not do something again and without it, as he mentions in his song, humanity could revert to a depraved state of hedonism, which actually happens in the sleepover.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: By the penultimate episode of Season 2, all the kids stand up to him loosing their fear of him in the process. Case in point when Andrew to person most afraid of the Shame Wizard is merely annoyed by The Shame Wizard in his subsequent appearances.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father abandoned him, leading to severe issues in his adult life.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He develops a friendship with Coach Steve, and keeps the drawing he made framed in his office.
    • During his trial of Andrew, he allows a witness, who is a sock to smoke on the stand out of sympathy for what it went through with Andrew.
    • He also appears to have some sympathy for Jessi's father, though he uses it to make Jessi feel guilty about shoplifting.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He makes Matthew feel insecure about his sexuality by using petty gay slurs, though it's not clear if he's genuinely bigoted or just saying these things to push Matthew's buttons.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Yes, he exists to spread shame and guilt, but as pointed out in Anti-Villain above, shame is a part of life that everyone deals with and can help teach people how to be better. When he isn't doing his job, he's actually on pretty friendly terms with the hormone monsters.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In his sole appearance in season 3, he Spots Andrew at a MGTOW gathering and tries to shame him upon seeing his realization that they're not good people, but it's clear he was really there to buy Nazi dildos.
  • Tragic Villain: Actually, he is this. Despite him seeming harsh and unforgivable, he actually has a sweeter and nicer side. His worst traits come from a sad childhood, when his dad abandoned him and his mother made him feel weird about himself for something she asked him to do. He has a hard job, that is making people feel ashamed or guilty to make them be better and avoid catastrophic consequences of people without shame. He is also hushed by his co-workers, who fear his worst traits, which makes him feel sad and alone.
  • Villain Decay: He went from being the Big Bad feared by all for much of season 2 to being merely considered an annoying nuisance in season 2's finale and the beginning of season 3.
  • Villain Has a Point: Although he takes things too far, he's right that an unrepentant human race devoid of guilt would not be a good thing.
  • Villain Song: He gets a show-stopper worthy of Disney in "Dark Side of the Boob".
  • Villainy-Free Villain: Despite being a major antagonist, he never actually does anything horrific. All the bad stuff that happens to the kids is usually through either their own or each other's bad choices. The Shame Wizard just gloats in their faces.

    Jessi's Department 

Jessi's Department

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Voiced By: Natasha Lyonne (Intellect Sphinx), Joe Wengert (Ambition Gremlin), Neil Casey (DNApe)

A collection of fantasy beings who are focused on Jessi's development.


  • Allegorical Character: As stated above, they represent the various facets of human beings.
  • Expy: They are definitely inspired by the emotions in Inside Out.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • The Big Guy: DNApe, not just because he's a gorilla, but because he's also the most hot-headed.
    • The Chick: Anxiety Armadillo manages Jessi's emotions.
    • The Lancer: Connie apparently fills this role, working with Jessi's hormonal development over her mental development.
    • The Leader: Intellect Sphinx is apparently the head of the board meeting concerning Jessi.
    • The Smart Guy: Ambition Gremlin thinks about the big picture.
  • Large Ham: DNApe doesn't take kindly knowing that Jessi's pedigree is being wasted on impulsive decisions that could hurt her in the long-term.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Intellect Sphinx's decision to have the Depression Kitty take over as Jessi's new primary creature nearly leads to Jessi getting trapped in the Human Resources realm forever.
  • The Voiceless: Anxiety Armadillo doesn't talk.

    Depression Kitty 

Kitty

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Voiced By: Jean Smart

A creature from the depression department. She has been an outside consultant in Jessi's case, and tries to take over Jessi's guidance when she and Connie have a fallout.


  • Allegorical Character: Of depression. She isolates Jessi from her friends and family and tries to keep her in a constant state of lazy indisposition. Even when she is defeated, Jessi still admits she needs to see a therapist.
  • Archenemy: To Jessi.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She shows up as disarming and even somewhat pleasant and friendly, but once that Jessi is under her thumb, she shows herself controlling and very antagonistic.
  • The Bus Came Back: She appears in a later episode of season 3, when Jessi feels overwhelmed by the pressure of national exams and her mother. When her father gives her some support and talks with her mother, she leaves again.
  • Cats Are Mean: Doesn't get any meaner than basically trying to drive someone to suicide.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She wants to keep Jessi broken and weak, but does conventionally affectionate things like snuggling and speaking in a tender voice.
  • Final Boss: She is the last threat faced in Season 2, well after the Shame Wizard had become weaker and sympathetic.
  • Foil: To the Shame Wizard, who was the Big Bad for most of Season 2, Kitty was introduced right at the end and serves as a sort of Final Boss for the same season. Whereas the Wizard starts as a fully evil and antagonistic being, he ends as a sort of Anti-Villain that not only has a sympathetic backstory and understandable motives but is ultimately able to befriend both Andrew and Maurice, Kitty is much more apparently nice and pleasant, her suggestions to Jessi make her feel instantly comfortable, but she is much more devious, wanting Jessi to lose connection to her friends, family and goals and instate depression on her, and all the kids and monsters run away from her, as Jessi seeks help in therapy to get rid of her fully.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Like the Shame Wizard, every one of her appearances makes the show darker.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Has purple fur.
  • Shout Out: Bears a striking resemblance to the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, specifically it's Disney's incarnation, down to a similar color palette and fur pattern. As well as the way she first approaches Jessi: suddenly appearing behind her.

    Menopause Banshee 

Menopause Banshee

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Voiced By: Carol Kane

The embodiment of menopause. She appears to haunt Barbara and warn her that her menopause is coming.


  • Ambiguously Evil: She torments Andrew's mother, but at the same time tells her she can now have unprotected sex without consequence, and that this chapter of her life is hers to live. Then she tells her that Andrew is lusting after his cousin. Barbara can also summon her powers when they are trying to run away from Florida. It's hinted that, much like many other supernatural beings, she's neither good nor bad, just another part of life.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Like most banshees, she seems to have powers of making powerful screams. Barbara can use it to part a huge wave.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Appears before Andrew's mother to signify her transition into her Autumn years.
  • Our Banshees Are Louder: Has a crone's laugh.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Speaks in rhymes.
  • Scary Teeth: Her dentures are all elongated canines.

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    The Ghost of Duke Ellington 

The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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Zippity-boop-boww. I'm paying for my sins noww.
Voiced By: Jordan Peele

The spirit of Duke Ellington living in the attic of the Birch household, where he died. Andrew and Nick often go to him for advice, which he gives with convoluted and bizarre analogies to his life.


  • A Day in the Limelight: The season 3 episode "Duke" is all about how he lost his virginity and became a jazz musician.
  • Bait-and-Switch: At one point, he tells Nick the hypothetical scenario of him firing someone from his band for being gay, leading the man to commit suicide. Nick is surprised and the viewer is led to believe that's something that Duke did. Duke however says it was all hypothetical, because he loved having gay bandmates, as they attract women that Duke can then flirt with without competition.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Cookiness aside, Duke has proven to be a very helpful figure to Nick and Andrew.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: According to him Stevie Wonder faked his blindness and 9/11 was an conspiracy organized by Jews.
  • Demoted to Extra: He becomes less involved in season 2.
  • Expy: A smooth black man who gives white boys advice while singing soulfully. Much like Chef.
  • Large Ham: Being a person, or ghost for that matter, who often sings jazz will do that for you.
  • Magical Negro: Gives Nick and occasionally Andrew guidance.
  • The Obi-Wan: Serves a mentor to the kids.
  • Out of Focus: Gradually becomes this as the series progresses and the kids interact with an increasing number of Hormone Monsters and the Shame Wizard, likely due to Jordan Peele's increasingly busy schedule.
  • The Pollyanna: For a guy stuck in limbo, he's pretty cheerful. Given that he's not damned to haunt a single spot like ghosts in fiction normally do, he's probably not that inconvenienced. Plus he manages to have hang out sessions with other ghosts of dead celebrities, including (but not limited to), Prince, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Whitney Houston.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: His own episode reveals in the end that he grew his trademark mustache after losing his virginity.

    Pam 

Pam

Voiced By: Kristen Bell

Jay's pillow, whom he has sex with.


    Mirror Missy 

Mirror Missy

Voiced by: Jenny Slate

The manifestation of Missy's self-loathing.


  • Enemy Within: She first exists in Season 2 to make Missy feel bad about not catching up on puberty like the rest of the kids, but returns in Season 3 to teach Missy about anger and releasing it.
  • Expy: She's dressed just like Palpatine from Star Wars.
  • I'm Melting!: What initially happens when Missy finally overcomes her self-loathing. She gets better.
  • In the Hood: She initially wears a cheap hoodie, but her outfit later takes on elements of the dark side.
  • Shadow Archetype: While Missy is sweet and optimistic, Evil Missy is a Jerkass.
  • Teach Her Anger: Her main purpose in Girls Are Angry Too, as she wants Missy to stand up for herself through the power of her anger, though beforehand Missy mistakes it for hatred.
  • The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: The basic concept of her character.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: When Missy finally snaps and hits her in her second appearance, Mirror Missy just smiles and disappears.

     Nathan Fillion 

Nathan Fillion

Voiced by: Nathan Fillion

Missy's celebrity crush.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: Missy and Jay write a fanfiction where he has an intimate relationship with Gustavo.
  • As Himself: With the obligatory Adam Westing.
  • Celeb Crush: Naturally, but it goes a bit beyond that. Though Missy's hormone monster is also supposed to be Mona, Nathan Fillion fills in a kind of pseudo-Hormone Monster role to distinguish her more from Jessi.
  • Composite Character: Missy pictures him as a cross between Mal from Firefly and Castle.
  • Love Triangle: Both Missy and Andrew fantasize about Andrew competing with Nathan Fillion for her affections.
  • May–December Romance: Andrew points out that Nathan is over 30 years older than Missy.

    Suzette & Brad 

Suzette & Brad

Voiced By: Natasha Lyonne (Suzette) & Gil Ozeri (Brad)

Suzette is a motel pillow and Brad is a couch cushion. Jay has sex with both of them.


  • Pair the Suitors: Suzette initially gets jealous of Brad, but as soon as they meet she develops an attraction to him. Jay then has a threeway with them.
  • Put on a Bus: The stress of trying to please both of them convinces Jay that they should break up.

    Talking Vagina 

Jessi's Talking Vagina

Voiced by: Kristen Wiig
Jessi's vagina which often talks with her.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: In "How To Have An Orgasm", she teaches Jessi how to masturbate, though she doesn't do well at all the first time.
  • Nice Girl: She might have been the first fully positive being to influence Jessi's growth into womanhood. Unlike Connie, she has only positive influences towards her, and only wants for Jessi to enjoy and learn about her own body.
  • Organ Autonomy: She's Jessi's vagina and can freely talk with her, and in fact is quite the voice of reason in advising Jessi.
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