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"I love humans... but especially that one!"
Voiced by: Jeremy Rowley

Bunsen is a beast who becomes friends with Mikey and is the first beast to become a student in a human school.


    Mikey Munroe
"Umm... I dunno know..."
Voiced by: Ben Giroux

Mikey is a human friend of Bunsen, and helps him navigate through school life.

  • Adorkable: Unlike Amanda, Mikey is open to a lot of Bunsen's world and is excited to take part in it.
  • Alliterative Name: Mikey Munroe.
  • All-Loving Hero: He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He even treats Amanda fairly most of the time, despite her evil actions.
  • Expy:
    • Look at his clothes, and you can see that he obviously borrowed his wardrobe from fellow Nicktoon star Doug Funnie.
    • Many point out his resemblance to Adam Lyon, because both of them have similar character designs and are both friends with a non-human kid.
  • Keet: It's not a Butch Hartman comedy without a cute, colorful and cheerful character.
  • Nice Guy: He's thoughtful, open-minded and devoted to his new best friend Bunsen having a safe, happy life in the human world.
  • Official Couple: With Sophie after "Beauty or the Beast".
  • Only Friend: While he's not the only human who interacts with Bunsen, he's the only human who considers him a friend.
  • Redhead In Green: Wears a green sweater vest and has red hair.

    Amanda Killman
"This is your last day, Bunsen, so toodle-oo. Or should I say toodle-loser."
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

Amanda is Mikey's enemy who is constantly scheming to get rid of Bunsen.

  • 0% Approval Rating: She constantly gets attacked by animals and Bunsen's house because of her evil status.
  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • Became one to Bunsen in "Handsome Beast" when she was attracted to his human form.
    • And to Mikey in "Bromeo and Juliet", when she tried to get the starring role in the school play so she could kiss him.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Constantly admitting "I like it!" around anything, police, the army, boys in gym shorts, etc.
  • Animals Hate Her: Apparently, they can sense her innate evil. Though there are exceptions, like the kitten Bunsen gave her for Beastgiving, and a fruit bat that mistook her for its mother.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: She's the villain of the show, and the one with the most threatening yet epic name of the cast.
  • Bad Boss: She treats her subordinate, Beverly, very harshly.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Bunsen and Mikey in the series.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Has really large braces on her teeth.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She freely admits to being "evil" and a "horrible person" who enjoys the misery of others.
  • Catchphrase: "I like it!"
  • Composite Character: She is like a mix between Vicky and Mr. Crocker from The Fairly OddParents!.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Her academic abilities. In "Thunder and Frightening", she was able to perfectly describe the process that makes rain, but in "Hall of Justice", she was said to be such a poor student that she was unlikely to ever graduate from middle school.
    • Her attitude toward Mikey. In some episodes, she totally hates him, and schemes to ruin his day For the Evulz. In others, she openly flirts with him, and goes to great lengths to spend time alone with him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She is shown to be very kind to her pet fruit bat, Mariah Scary, who Amanda kept around when Mariah mistook her for her mother when she was just a baby. Amanda even says that she's her BFF (Bat Friend Forever).
  • Eviler Than Thou: In "Beast of Friends", she entered into a Villain Team-Up with Mr. Crocker, only to betray him for her own benefit.
  • Fantastic Racism: Amanda will exploit anything negative about beasts to get rid of Bunsen.
  • Gonk: Just look at her.
  • Ironic Name: Her name is Latin for “worthy of love”, of which she is the complete opposite of.
  • Laughably Evil: Prejudiced against beasts, manipulative, derives joy from the suffering from others... yet she provides a lot of the show's humor.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She lives this trope.
  • Meaningful Name: She's the villain of the show and her surname is Killman.
  • Pungeon Master: She really loves to make (often insulting) puns.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning/Exhausted Eye Bags: Her eyes are outlined in a fiery red, and have large bags under them. "Hug It Out-ch!" suggests that the red is actually mascara, as it runs after she spends a night in the rain.
  • Series Goal: To get rid of Bunsen so his kind won't increase in the human world.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Her schemes backfire so much that it's a miracle she can still walk.
  • Slasher Smile: As you can probably tell by the picture above.
  • Stronger Than They Look: She's quite strong for her size, able to send Mikey flying with a judo throw in "Handsome Beast". In "Beastie Besties", she claims to be "wiry, like a spider monkey".
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Whenever arrested by the police or the military, she lustfully admits she likes it.
  • Villainous Crush: Implied to have a crush on Mikey, as she accidentally admitted he'd look great in gym shorts.
    • In "Beast Busters", she asked Mikey if he'd gotten a tan, then added "Mama likes."
    • In "Beastern Standard Time", an Alternate Timeline version of her announced that she was late for her wedding to Mikey.
    • In "Bromeo and Juliet", she is intent on getting the starring role in the school play so she can kiss him.
  • Villainous Rescue: In "Wilda Beast", she saved Mikey from getting beaten up by Wilda's jealous boyfriend.

Supporting Characters

Voiced by: Cristina Milizia

Darcy is a recurring character who occasionally comes along with Bunsen and Mikey on their adventures.

     Sophie Sanders 
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

Sophie is a girl whom Mikey has a crush on.


     Miss Flap 
Voiced by: Cheri Oteri

The teacher for Mikey's class.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: She does all kinds of crazy things, such as sleeping standing up like a horse, acting like a cuckoo clock, and more.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite her dotty nature, she can be counted on to enforce the rules in a decent manner.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: She owns a poodle who looks a lot like her (including wearing the same glasses).

     Commander Cone 
Voiced by: Jerry Trainor

The local ice cream man.

  • Jaded Washout: He is very aware of how bad his life has become, and regularly complains about it.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Downplayed and justified. Cone frequently and loudly bemoans how Vanessa dumped him and how he wants her back, so he was clearly deeply affected by it. However, Vanessa never actually appears in-person, so it never gets past the complaining and self-pity that's Played for Laughs. Also, she dumped him for becoming an ice cream man (and on his birthday, no less), so it's easy to understand why he struggles with this.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Has a habit of doing this.
    "What has happened to my life? I USED TO BE POPULAR!!"
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: His prominent appearances usually end with him getting some satisfaction, such as a lot of money or praise from bystanders.


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