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This is a character sheet for the MTV series, Celebrity Deathmatch. Main and reoccurring characters can be found here.

Celebrity Deathmatch Season One

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    Major characters 

Johnny Gomez

One half of the show's commentary team. The "Straight Man" of the group, Johnny is more professional than his co-host Nick Diamond, and is constantly calling him out for his crazy behavior and zany schemes. Has fought and killed Sam Donaldson along with Nick Diamond.

Nick Diamond

The other commentator. Nick is far more eccentric than Johnny is, and has been shown to be an alcoholic and a divorced father of one. Nick is constantly getting himself into trouble, and has participated in (and won) Deathmatches against Zatar the Alien, The Satyr, and Sam Donaldson (the last one with the aid of Johnny). Has an intense hatred of Debbie Matenopoulos.

  • Berserk Button: Zatar pushed this when he kills Peter Mayhew and Mark Hamill...and paid for it.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: In the "Turn On Your TV Day" episode, Nick kidnapped a book lover and TV hater who attempted to storm the announcers' booth, then tortured him into watching and enjoying television and learning to hate reading. Nick seems to think it's for the greater good, at least; Johnny is quick to remind everyone that he had no part in it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever something goes horribly awry, expect him to usually be the one at the receiving end of it.
    • This is taken to such an extreme that, in one episode of the revival, he has a normal day where nothing bad happens to him, and Johnny is freaking terrified to be around him, donning a helmet and drinking heavily to calm his nerves, thinking that when something eventually does happen to Nick, it'll be so big that he'll get caught in the crossfire. He only calms down at the very end when Nick is abducted by aliens to be anally probed.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Combat Commentator
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his cowardly, weasily ways, he has several deathmatch victories under his belt, most noteably against Zatar the alien and a satyr he fought in Rome during a time travel adventure.
  • The Lancer: Often to the more laid back Johnny.
  • Mushroom Samba: During his coma arc, when Nick Jr. accidentally turns up the morphine.
  • Noodle Incident:
    Johnny: (during phone call) Good GOD! That's HORRIBLE!
    Nick: If that's the A.S.P.C.A., I'm not here.
  • Older Than They Look: Footage from the Deathmatch Vault as shown he's been commentating since the late 1920's.
  • Put on a Bus: The coma story arc.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Johnny's blue.

Mills Lane

The referee. He is a grumpy old man who has a very laissez-faire attitude toward the rules, and serves mainly to open the fight and declare the winner once somebody is dead. Was voiced by himself during the show's original run, but couldn't return when the show was Un-Canceled due to the fact that he had suffered a stroke. He has fought and killed Judge Judy and Jesse Camp (both times in matches he wasn't supposed to be a part of) in the Deathmatch ring.

  • As Himself
  • The Alcoholic: Implied in one episode that he dulls the annoyances of the job with booze.
  • Catchphrase:
    "Let's get it on!" — at the start of each match
    "I'll allow it!" — whenever a fighter complains that the other person is breaking the rules
    "The winner is... <winner's name here>!" or "<winner's name here> is the winner!" — at the end of each match
  • Cool Old Guy
  • I'm a Humanitarian: There are several instances where he's seen eating human flesh. The Emeril Legasse vs. The Two Fat Ladies fight being one of them. Shortly after the expulsion, Austin informs Lane that the chips he was eating were actually the charred remains of Keri Russell, which didn't faze him.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Mentions that his mother traded him for a pair of underwear and a cigarette when he was 2.
  • Older Than They Look: Footage from the Deathmatch Vault as shown he's been refereeing since the late 1920's.
  • The Smart Guy: It comes with the territory of being a judge and a referee.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite the ridiculous over the top concept of the Deathmatch, he will always call a match fairly, and also enforces a ban of firearms during the matches, barring special circumstances.
  • Retired Badass: As he shares the real life Mills Lane's history, he's a retired welterweight boxer and former U.S Marine.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: As long as he doesn't physically see her. As mentioned above, he fought Judge Judy blindfolded and won.

Stacy Cornbred

CDM's first interviewer, and without a doubt the most professional of the three. Known for her sunny outlook and for being the only interviewer that both Johnny and Nick liked (it's even implied that she and Johnny once dated). In the second season, she died of spontaneous human combustion after her voice actress left the show. She later re-appeared as a zombie, trying to take her job back from Debbie, only to be messily defeated.

Debbie Matenopoulos

Formerly of The View, Debbie was brought in as the new interviewer after Stacy died. She was far less professional than Stacy was, often acting in a ditzy manner and asking combatants whatever came to her mind. She and Nick Diamond have an extreme dislike of one another while she and Johnny date for a brief period during the show. She defeated the zombie Stacy Cornbred in one episode. Debbie was voiced by herself.

Tally Wong
“What are you gonna do, bring back Stacy Cornbred?”

The new interviewer that was brought in when the show was Un-Cancelled. Although more intelligent than Debbie, Tally is every bit as unprofessional, albeit in a different manner. She is extremely self-centered, and likes to insult the celebrities and the hosts. Not surprisingly, she and Johnny Gomez quickly became enemies.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A big one. Despite her wide smile for the camera, she's pretty dismissive towards the celebrities she interviews at times, and is very disrespectful towards Johnny.
  • Catchphrase: "What are you gonna do, bring back Stacy Cornbred?"
  • Evil Counterpart: To Stacy Cornbred. Whereas Stacy was genuinely courteous and got along with the staff fairly well, Tally can come across as disingenuous and even insulting in her demeanour, and is openly spiteful of both Johnny Gomez and Stacy Cornbred.
  • Jerkass: Even moreso than Debbie!
  • Replacement Scrappy: Lampshaded in-universe.
  • Sleeping with the Boss: Johnny and Nick suspected she was doing this, due to all the special privileges she was getting. Whether she was or not was never proven.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: Her catchphrase can come across as this.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin

The show's resident science, medical, and weapons expert. Has designed, among other things, Humongous Mecha and genetically-engineered monsters (made using the DNA of dead celebrities) for use on the show. Has defeated Vince McMahon, Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis (the latter two in a match he wasn't part of),. Was voiced by himself. Did not return when the show was Un-Cancelled, which was explained in universe by Nick saying that he was too expensive to bring back.


    Recurring celebrities 

Marilyn Manson

The undisputed champion of Celebrity Deathmatch. He has fought and killed Charles Manson, Hanson and the Spice Girls (in a match that he wasn't even a part of), Garth Brooks, and Ricky Martin, and has performed his music on the show. He voiced himself in two of the episodes that he appeared in, and has not appeared since the show was Un-Cancelled.

  • Affably Evil: He's the most evil man in America, but whenever he's being interviewed, he's rather polite and is on quite friendly terms with Nick and Johnny.
    • But he really hates Hanson and the Spice Girls.
  • Ambiguously Human: He usually seems to be a normal (if unrelentingly evil) guy, but in his fight with Ricky Martin, his hand, when cut off, is shown to be able to act on its own, change in size, and reattach itself. It's possible that he's some sort of demon or human-demon hybrid.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The most evil man in America.
  • Signature/Finishing Move: The Tunisian Skeleton Pull Of Death. It worked perfectly against Charles Manson, but when it backfired against Ricky Martin, Marilyn's hand came to life inside Ricky and still finished the job anyway.
  • The Voiceless: He didn't speak in the pilot short.

Zatar the Alien

A green, one-eyed alien who has showed up several times to wreak havoc on the show. In his appearances, he has killed Céline Dion (after possessing her), Keith Flint, Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew, before he was finally killed by a pissed-off Nick Diamond. A later episode showed that he was Not Quite Dead, and he blew up the Deathmatch arena with an Independence Day-style laser blast.

Marv Albert

The show's first commentator, who only appeared in the original Cartoon Sushi short and in the "Deathbowl '98" Super Bowl special. Best known for his coverage of the fight between Pamela Anderson and Ru Paul, in which he did nothing but endlessly rewind a clip of Pamela's jiggling breast implants. Was voiced by himself.

Don King

Appeared in several episodes of the first season, where he would be killed as a Running Gag, only to return in the next episode. Later on, in season 2, he would partake in a genuine Deathmatch, fighting (and losing to) Donald Trump.

The Masked Man

A mysterious man in a mask who, during two Season 5 episodes, would run into the ring and start beating up whoever was winning the fight. It was very heavily implied that he was Michael Jackson.

Pamela Anderson

The most recurring female fighter in the show with a total of three matches. Has fought and killed Ru Paul and Tommy Lee, but lost a match against Heather Locklear.

  • Action Girl: Not so much at first, but she became a great fighter once she got the hang of it.
  • Boobs of Steel: The bustiest woman on the show, also has the best winning record for women combatants.
    Marv Albert: Let's see it again!
  • Berserk Button: Things involving Tommy Lee. At first it was to protect him. Pam fought against Ru Paul because s/he was hitting on Tommy. In her next fight, she kicked Heather Locklear's ass for trying to kill Tommy. Eventually, Pam's berserk button became Tommy himself; she was upset that he had the nerve to challenge her to a deathmatch, and then he spent the fight making jokes about her. SHE KICKED HIS ASS INTO NEXT WEEK.
  • Ms. Fanservice: It's Pamela Anderson. Of cource she fills this role.


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