The characters of Craig of the Creek.
The Stump Kids
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: J.P. (big), Craig (thin), and Kelsey (short).
- Cloudcuckoolander: All of them are eccentric kids who let their imaginations run wild.
- Freudian Trio: Craig (Superego), Kelsey (Id), and J.P. (Ego).
- ¡Three Amigos!: Three inseparable friends.
- Token Trio: In a different twist, Craig, the black kid, is actually the leader, while J.P. is the white boy, and Kelsey is the white girl.
"Safety is, like, my number two thing. After maps."
The series' title character, a boy who enjoys exploring his neighborhood creek.
- All-Loving Hero: He's a sweet boy with a heart of gold who's more than willing to help out any kid in need and would rather talk things through before resorting to combat.
- Black and Nerdy: He epitomizes the more traditionally "nerdy" part than his brother. Craig and his friends' adventures are basically a daily LARP session. "Escape From Family Dinner" also reveals he's in an advanced math course.
- Blatant Lies: In "Escape from Family Dinner" he lies and says that he has become a vegetarian and thusly cannot eat what was being served for dinner (steaks). His mother believes him until he decides to bring something suitable to eat before heading to the creek and grabs a chicken leg from the refrigerator.
- Bold Explorer: Craig tries to map out the more obscure areas of the creek.
- Character Tics: Craig is particular about his "tootsies" (feet). He has special stompy slippers, and bags his shoes to keep them dry while in the water.
- Cheerful Child: Optimistic and just wants to have fun and adventures with his friend.
- The Ditherer: One of his flaws is that he has a difficult time with decision making. This stemmed from ruining a weekend with his grandparents and siblings after choosing a court drama movie to watch - not realizing that it would be boring because of its promising and misleading cover art.
- Evil Costume Switch: When he becomes the new Ace of foursquare. He regrets it, though - the edgy rips ruined his shirt.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's really good at building things and he's quite resourceful when thinking of things to create.
- Good with Numbers: He's gets placed in an advanced math class, which he enjoys, but he admits that he finds the material to be pretty hard.
- Hidden Depths: He admits to Helen that the reason he loves the Creek so much is the freedom to be as weird as he wants.
- In-Series Nickname: "Craigford", for some reason.
- Self-given example: he calls himself "Craigy-boy".
- The Sewer Queen exclusively refers to him as "Mapmaker".
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: His satchel is actually a purse, but he doesn't pay it any mind.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His Fatal Flaw. According to his grandmother, Craig shares this trait with his father and grandfather.
- Limited Wardrobe: Has two main outfits, his school clothes which imply he attends a school with a uniform that consists of a white shirt and blue pants but also his "Creek Clothes", a yellow shirt combined with a short-sleeved gray jacket.
- Mary Sue: In-Universe; in "The Invitation" he states that his only character flaw is that he's "too perfect".
- The Navigator: He always carries a map of the creek which he made himself and always updates it whenever he discovers a new location.
- Not So Different: In "Dinner at the Creek", after failing to make a meal to provide for himself, he finds out that Bernard is on the same boat as he not only botched his dinner plans but also feels insecure about being able to provide for himself.
- The Unfavorite: In "The Boy from 3030", he feels this way - his parents are so proud of Bernard going to junior prom, they more or less ignore Craig.
- In "Dinner at the Creek", his parents ignore his protests when they leave Bernard (with Alexis) in charge of baby-sitting Craig, and cooking risotto and prosciutto instead of ordering pizza.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "Vulture's Nest" shows he's terrified of vultures, after one attacked him for going near its nest at an abandoned barn. He gets over this fear after Bad Moves invites him and his friends to give a performance at their concert in said abandoned barn, and their song manages to intimidate that same vulture.
- Would Hit a Girl: He almost gave a girl on the other side of the creek a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when he heard her telling the Honeysuckle Rangers that his map looked like it was drawn by a little kid but JP stopped him before he got detected.
One of Craig's friends, an only child and fan of fantasy. Never goes anywhere without her parakeet, Mortimer.
- Ambiguously Gay: In "The Great Fossil Rush", she is shown to have a crush on Wildernessa.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Says she's able to recognize and read cursive due to her "bubbe" (grandmother).
- Badass Bookworm: The show's opening introduces her by showing her holding a fantasy novel while picturing herself as part of the scene at play.
- Badass Cape: She has one to go with her warrior theme. She rocks it quite well.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: She has thick, dark red eyebrows.
- Blood Knight: At least as far as child-friendly "fighting" goes. She's always eager to use her PVC-pipe sword against potential adversaries.
- Bodyguard Babes: It seems like she fits this bill because she cannot and will not tolerate other kids messing with Craig.
- Boisterous Weakling: Kelsey thinks herself a warrior and will readily try to solve problems with force. This usually only works against kids either intimidated by her willingness to fight, or willing to play fight in response. Otherwise she tends to get subdued rather easily.
- Butt-Monkey: Half the time, whenever she picks fights within reason, its either with the wrong kids or at the wrong opportunity which could result to her injuries or embarrassment.
- Cat Smile: She's often seen with one.
- Chronic Pet Killer: Kelsey had thirty-seven pet birds, all of which have died. She reassures Mortimer, the thirty-eighth, that things will be different with him. Cue ominous close-up on Mortimer.
- Compressed Hair: That bun of hers holds a lot of hair. When her hairband breaks, her hair cascades to her feet.
- Fiery Redhead: Pictures herself as a warrior at heart, and when trouble ensues, she is quick and ready to attack with her sword in hand.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Of the main trio, Kelsey is the one most inclined to unleash her rage in battle, and anyone who approaches her should take caution, lest they find themselves on the receiving end of her sword or her fists.
- Heart Symbol: Her typical outfit has a white heart symbol on it.
- Height Angst: She punches JP in the ribs when he cracks a joke about her height.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: As part of her fantasy warrior obsession she carries around a tube crafted to be like a blade.
- Hidden Depths: "The Brood" reveals that Kelsey doesn't care what the adventure is. All she cares about is hanging with Craig and J.P.
- Kelsey is shown on numerous occasions to be incredibly introspective and smart, and is actually a very anxious child, prone to getting in her own head and doubting her worthiness as a "warrior".
- Image Song: Gets one in "Kelsey Quest"
- Internal Monologue: She's prone to dramatically narrating her thoughts. This extends to her external mannerisms, as it's shown that she outwardly pauses as she monologues and her friends watch as she does so, waiting to see what happens.
- Knife Nut: In the child-safe sense. She is never without her sword, and when she isn't with Craig on an adventure, her advice is to bring something he can stab with.
- Large Ham: Comes with her boisterous attitude.
- Leeroy Jenkins: In "Lost in the Sewer", Craig is just about to take his time and think things through to get the toy car off the Sewer Queen, when Kelsey rushes up and karate kicks it away.
- Madness Mantra: Paired with her narration habit when she gets 'stuck in her own head'.Kelsey: Kelsey thought - Kelsey thought - Kelsey thought - Kelsey thought - ...
- Missing Mom: In one of her monologues, Kelsey describes herself as a 'half orphan', implying her mother has passed away. This is confirmed in "The Takeout Mission" when Kelsey says that her mother "passed".
- Only Child Syndrome: She is the only one of the trio with no siblings. So whenever she gets back from school, Mortimer is the only one keeping her company since her dad is working and she has a Missing Mom.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is quite long when untied.
- Unusual Pets for Unusual People: Her pet budgie is always on her head. Kelsey is eccentric and hot-blooded.
Another of Craig's friends, he's a redheaded boy with a country accent.
- Ambiguously Christian: He has "Sunday clothes" (which implies he regularly attends church). He's also named after a Pope.
- The Big Guy: He's the largest of Craig's friends and has the most muscle - for a child, anyway.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In "JPony", he addresses "everyone watching at home".
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Very distractible, will believe any bizarre idea as soon as it is proposed, has to be reminded to keep his clothes on...
- The Ditz: He's not very bright.
- Expy: The Ditz, The Big Guy, has a sister, and is a redhead? One can't help seeing a younger Ed in him, except much less volatile.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Laura's responsible.
- Gentle Giant: He can lift both Kelsey and Craig in a hug easily.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: He wears an over-sized jersey.
- Image Song: Gets one in "JPony" called "Do The J.P"
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Downplayed. He seems to be somewhat into fashion as seen in the episodes "Sunday Clothes" and "Escape from Family Dinner."Kelsey: Why did you change your shoes?J.P.: (annoyed) Uh, you got to commit to the whole look, Kelsey.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Mentions owning a cat but according to a line Kelsey said it's been missing for a while (or is just very aloof), although his cat finally makes an on-screen appearance in "Jextra Perrestrial".
- Literal-Minded: The plot point of "Jextra Perrestrial" is J.P. literally taking Laura's joke that he's "not human" leading to him and his friends believing that he's an alien. Laura even has to tell him not to take her literally at the end of the episode.
- Nice Guy: Despite his weirdness, he's a genuinely sweet kid.
- Older Than They Look: Downplayed. While the trio are all kids, "Sunday Clothes" reveals that J.P. is in middle school while Craig and Kelsey are in elementary school, but he doesn't look much older than either of his friends.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He goes by "J.P.", which is short for John Paul.
- Puppy Love: He was oblivious to Maney's crush on him at first but he starts to feel the same way for her during "JPony".
- Skintone Sclerae: Unlike most of the other characters, he and his sister have skin-toned whites. Though "Jextra Perrestrial" seems to imply that they're actually black/deep grey (provided they're not the irises). He later straight up claims he has no "whites" in the eyes.
- Super Gullible: He will believe virtually anything he's told.
Kelsey's pet parakeet that usually stays on her head.
- Anthropomorphic Shift: Although still a Nearly Normal Animal, Mortimer was usually completely animal-like at the start, but more recently tends to make slightly human-like expressions and react to things in way that imply he understands human speech.
- Artistic License Ornithology: He has three toes pointing forward and one pointing back, rather than two in front and two in back like on real parrots.
- Empathy Pet: Mimics Kelsey expressions or body language in some episodes.
- Feather Fingers: Is seen giving Craig a thumbs-up near the end of The Curse.
- Head Pet: He spends most of his time standing on top of her head, occasionally hiding in her hair bun. When Kelsey wears a cloak in "You're It!", it has a smaller cloak built in for him.
- Living Prop: For the most part Mortimer has no character than just being Kelsey's small pet bird, though Kelsey sometimes exaggerates about his abilities. As episodes progress he has been shown to have subtle traces of personality and desires such as shaking his head "No" and rampaging on Craig's bug city.
- Not So Stoic: He's actually a lot more expressive than he looks. In "JPony", he showed silent disdain when Craig apologizes to him for not bringing food for him, and he was also shocked as everyone else when J.P. injures himself from attempting to jump over the (sabotaged) pole fence.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Hides in Kelsey's bun sticking his wings out when in a location that normally would not allow a bird.
- Replacement Goldfish: He's Kelsey's 37th parrot.
- Team Pet: Kelsey always takes him on her adventures at the creek.
Nicole voiced by: Kimberly Hebert Gregory
- Adults Are Useless: Averted. They're very attentive towards their children and open-minded about Craig's adventures at the creek.
- Affectionate Nickname: "My guy" is what Duane refers Craig to whenever he is happy to see him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Nicole has her moments when it comes to Craig's antics.
- Good Parents: Two of the best examples in modern cartoons. They openly bond with their children, are patient, full of affection, and are willing to learn more about them and their needs.
- Happily Married: They genuinely love each other and aren't afraid to flirt and joke around when given the opportunity.
- Hidden Depths: Duane wanted to be a stand up comedian.
- Important Haircut: From "Jessica's Trail" onwards, Nicole changes her afro into dreadlocks.
- Large Ham: Duane. But what would you expect from Terry Crews?
- Leeroy Jenkins: Duane is one according to Jojo, a trait shared by both his father Earl and son Craig.
- Momma's Boy: Duane has a closer relationship with his mother.
- One of the Kids: Downplayed with Duane and Nicole; they like to engage in fun activities (video games with Duane and fort building with Nicole) as a way of bonding with their kids.
- Pungeon Master: Duane loves dad jokes, with puns being his go-to.
- Real Men Eat Meat: Grilling steaks is a big deal.
Craig's older brother.
- Aloof Big Brother: He doesn't really try to reach out to Craig, seeing him as nothing but an Annoying Younger Sibling. He's not particularly fond of Jessica either to a lesser extent.
- Big Brother Bully: Downplayed. While not at all enthused by Craig's antics and love for the creek, Bernard doesn't go out of his way to antagonize him, instead mostly just openly expressing how annoying he finds Craig when they interact. He also tells on Jessica when she annoys him by standing up for Craig.
- Black and Nerdy: At least, he tries to be intellectual.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He is noticeably respectful to his grandmother, who is the only person in their entire show (including his mother and girlfriend) that he hasn't treated with outright contempt.
- Grumpy Bear: Hasn't shown an affable side yet.
- Insufferable Genius: Is constantly studying and acting like an intellectual, but hasn't made any egregious errors to qualify as a Know-Nothing Know-It-All.
- Jerkass: Craig's (biased) Enemy Scan lists the PG version of this trope in its analysis.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is revealed to be one in "Bring Out Your Beast".
- Pet the Dog: Bonds with Craig over the titular card game in "Bring Out Your Beast".
Craig's little sister.
- Adorably Precocious Child: The level of understanding she has about economics is well beyond most kids her age, and she always boasts about her achievements, even if it's mundane.
- Ambiguous Disorder: It's implied that she may have autism based on how she tries to maintain her daily schedule and is prone to emotional outbursts if the schedule is ruined. (A common trait in autistic people is how they have a preferred structure in their lives and can become upset should their structure be tampered with).
- Annoying Younger Sibling: She has her moments of being bratty towards Craig, most prominent in "Jessica Goes To The Creek", pestering her brother for her favorite stuff instead of having fun at the creek.
- Character Tics: Jessica is a creature of routine. The disruption of the routine upsets her.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Her young age has given her a minor form of this. One example was saying "sticker" when she meant "stickler".
- She's also aware of this pronunciation issue and occasionally exploits it for fun. She intentionally said "constipatients" knowing full well her grandmother meant "constituents".
- Innocent Prodigy: Spends most of her time watching news about investments, yet she also displays childlike behavior from time to time.
- Quality over Quantity: Does tasks slowly and meticulously rather than quickly.
Craig's paternal grandparents.
- Cool Old Guy: Earl is outgoing, imaginative, and great at building and fixing stuff.
- Cool Old Lady: Jojo is an active member of the community, has a unique fashion sense, and was a Civil Rights demonstrator back in the day.
- *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": Earl has a back that goes out if he is too energetic in pursuing his activities.
- Doting Grandparent: They all love their grandchildren, but Earl is a lot closer to Craig.
- Happily Married: It's obvious that they've been married at least 40+ years given Jojo's participation in the Civil Rights movement and the age of their son. But it's equally obvious they care about each other a lot.
- Earl still flirts with Jojo and looks at her with romantic love.Earl:... Hey, good lookin'.
Jojo: (blushing) Earl, you fresh.
- Jojo distracts Earl when his back goes out, so he won't dwell on how much less active his age has made him and become depressed.
- Earl still flirts with Jojo and looks at her with romantic love.
- Hidden Depths: Jojo is revealed to have participated in the Civil Rights movement. It's implied that she's aware that the fight for equality is far from over.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Craig is one according to Jojo. So is her husband Earl. She declares it a trait of "the Williams men".
- Mr. Fixit: Earl does lots of yard work and handyman jobs.
Kelsey's father and only parental figure.
- Adult Fear: When Craig and JP arrive at his house without his daughter and with an uncomfortable truth to tell him, it was actually to ask him to use the bathroom, he instantly assumed the worst.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Kelsey clearly gets her thick eyebrows from him.
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: When he was first introduced in the family portrait he had brown hair. Appearances from then on gave him red hair like his daughter.
- Invisible Parents: We see a picture of him in "You're It", but he didn't make his physical debut until "Kelsey Quest". In "The Takeout Mission", it's revealed he's usually never seen is because he always at work.
- Noodle Implements: When Kelsey asks if she and her friends can go out to get takeout, he tells her to bring her taser and pepper spray. She doesn't own these things but it's surprising that he would trust his child with such weapons.
- Not So Stoic: Has a rather serious personality but occasionally slips up, such as when spicy food is involved or finding something deserving of a little chuckle but he quickly snaps back into place.
- Open-Minded Parent: He's fine with her daughter wearing her cape all the time, even in their family portrait. He also plays along with his daughter's fantasies.
- When He Smiles: Zigzagged. He's shown smiling on separate occasions but in "The Takeout Mission", he gives a smile to Craig and JP that emits literal sunshine.
J.P.'s mother and only parental figure.
- Invisible Parents: J.P. mentions his mom several times, but we haven't seen her yet.
J.P.'s older sister.
- Cool Big Sis: She is often loving and encouraging to J.P, even though he annoys her with his irresponsible behavior.
- Dressed to Heal: Subverted. She wears actual nurse scrubs instead of the stock outfit.
- Fat and Proud: Describes all body types as being beautiful.
- Foil: Though they haven't appeared in a scene together, she seems to be one to Bernard. While clearly frustrated with some of J.P.'s antics, she does reach out to her brother and is openly affectionate.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to J.P.'s foolish.
- Lipstick Lesbian: In "Jextra Perrestrial", she's revealed to be in a relationship with another woman. Both Laura and her girlfriend Kat are presented as feminine.
- Mama Bear: In "Sunday Clothes", when J.P. comes home in his birthday suit and muddy while showing her how he kept his clothes clean, when the Mercer's neighbor Carol tells J.P. to put some clothes on, Laura tells Carol to back off, because his body is beautiful.
Kids of the Creek
A clumsy boy who loves candy.
- Ambiguously Brown: His hairstyle and skintone suggest that Bobby could be Asian.
- Butt-Monkey: People tend to bump into him or push him out of the way, which causes him to drop his candy.
- Catchphrase: "My candy!"
- The Klutz: Constantly dropping his candy for one reason or another.
- Running Gag: Dropping his candy on the ground.
- Sweet Tooth: He's always seen eating some sort of candy at the Creek.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Discussed. When the kids of the Creek think that Bobby is moving, the main trio is surprised to realize that they never knew Bobby or properly hung out with him.
A fancy dressed kid who often spends his time at the Creek holding competitions.
- Nice Hat: He wears a sailor hat to sell his appearance.
- Spoiled Sweet: He looks like he comes from a rich background and is always engaging in fun activities with the other kids.
A short girl with big red hair.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: She tried to stop Craig from finishing his Pucker Sucker, only for her to fail and for Craig to be crowned as the first kid to ever finish one.
- Evil Redhead: She has large red hair and was willing to tamper with Craig's trial so she can keep her title.
- If I Can't Have You...: A non-romantic example in "Sour Candy Trials". She declares that if she can't hold the record for sucking on a Pucker Sucker, then no one else can, and tries to stop Craig from doing so.
- In the Hood: She wears a teal hoodie.
Barry voiced by: Matt Burnett
David voiced by: Zachary Steel
The Elders of the Creek, Mark, Barry, and David, are three teenagers who have been in the creek the longest.
- Age Lift: They were well into adulthood in the short they originated in, but here they appear to be in their early teens.
- Big Beautiful Man: Barry is significantly heavier than his friends and is quite handsome.
- Cool Helmet: David wears a horned one fit for a knight.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Mark feels that his friends don't appreciate the amount of work and effort he puts into their DnD sessions.
- Fan Boy: Believe it or not, Barry is a fanboy for older Cartoon Network and late Hanna-Barbera shows like SWAT Kats, Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd n Eddy etc. Later, he admits that Mark is also a fan of those cartoons as well.
- Food as Bribe: They will impart their wisdom on anyone who pays them tribute...in the form of salty snacks and junk food.
- Hey, You!: Mark basically never addresses younger kids by name, calling them things like "this kid" or "two-year old". Despite repeated contact, he can't even remember Craig's name.
- Jewish and Nerdy: David is mentioned to have bar mitzvah gifts to barter at the trading tree.
- Letting Her Hair Down: A gender-flipped example. When David's helmet comes off, he reveals his long hair which makes him look somewhat cute.
- Nerd: They're a reclusive bunch who spend their time playing board games dressed as fantasy characters.
- Nice Mean And Inbetween: David is almost unfailingly pleasant and upbeat. Mark is very abrasive, self-centered, and disrespectful. Barry is pleasant unless angered, but can be unintentionally annoy others.
- One of the Kids: The only teenagers who still hang around in the creek. Although David is the only one who really manages to connect to the younger kids—Barry is quite out of touch, and Mark doesn't even try.
- Occidental Otaku: They have several anime posters in their cave (though they're interesting in plenty of other things as well).
- Pacifist Run: During their D&D sessions, Barry and David would try to befriend the monsters they come across, much to Mark's frustration.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The kids often go to them to resolve conflicts when necessary, as they keep the best track of the Creek's "laws" (though said laws aren't always fair).
- Transplant: They originated in a web short the show's creators made years earlier. Mark and Barry were also in another series of shorts, though they didn't wear the costumes there.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: David is always shown with an open chest.
A girl who runs the Trading Tree at the creek.
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Has one in Under the Overpass in which she is not only plays a large role in driving the plot of the episode forward (due to being the one to get the trio to go to the aforementioned Overpass in the first place), but also joins the trio in the adventure herself for the second half of the episode.
- She has another one in "The Shortcut", where Craig helps her find a short cut to her frozen snack supplier.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments. In "Jessica Goes To The Creek", when Jason demands she give him Choco Rolls, saying that the 'Safety of the creek depends on it' she responds by sarcastically stating that she guesses they're all going to die because she just sold the last ones to Craig.
- Distaff Counterpart: Appearance wise, she looks a lot like Craig.
- Generation Xerox: She resembles her grandmother Evelyn and she also gets her trading skills from her.
- Girlish Pigtails: She has two long braids that reach down to her ankles.
- Married to the Job: Is barely ever seen away from the trading tree. At one point she even says that her love interest is commerce.
- Meganekko: Wears glasses all the time.
- Meaningful Name: To "kit" is to obtain equipment, which is exactly what people come to her to do.
- Shopkeeper: She's in charge of Trading Tree and will do business with anyone who has something worth trading for.
- Sixth Ranger: In Under The Overpass she joins the main trio in the journey to get more honeysuckle.
- She would join them in later adventures such as "The Shortcut" and "Sour Candy Trials".
- We Buy Anything: She'll accept anything that's worth trading for, except for a few exceptions like bitcoins, rocks and misshapen marbles.
- We Sell Everything: The Trading Tree she runs has snacks, first-aid, toys, and among other things.
Tony voiced by: Ben Levin
Boris voiced by: Matt Burnett
Three kids, Jason, Tony and Boris, who are part of the Junior Forest Scouts.
- Armor-Piercing Question: In "The Great Fossil Rush", Craig calls out Jason for his jerkass behavior and asks if the reason he joined the Junior Forest Scouts was out of a desire to actually help people, or to just laud his power and authority he thinks he commands from all the badges he's earned.
- Berserk Button: Dishonesty, perceived or otherwise. When JP called Jason to a rescue mission promising free ice cream, and they didn't have the promised reward item with them, he stole their stuff and left. Of course, they promised they would reward him AFTER they got back, but of course this is Jason we're talking about.
- Boris was not happy when he found out The Cake Is a Lie in The Invitation.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Boris has one of these.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Boris is the big one, Jason is the thin one, and Tony is the short one.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Male example. Jason is a blonde, Boris is a brunette, and Tony is a redhead.
- The Brute: Boris.
- Cool Shades: Tony always wears sunglasses.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Jason not only abandons the trio in their moment of distress just because they didn't have their reward with them, and despite claiming they would give it to him when they got back home, he also steals a few of their items "as reimbursement".
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Anyone who bothers to watch a few episodes is bound to pick up on the fact that garnering respect is the primary motive behind Jason's actions, but "The Great Fossil Rush" seals the deal when he opens up to Craig about how he can't seem to get any respect no matter what he does. Craig's response basically lampshades the fact that the one thing Jason hasn't tried is acting respectable or kind instead of being an annoying know-it-all.
- Enemy Mine: Jason was able to put aside his differences with Craig after being teamed up with him at the Tea Timers tea party in the hope of tiramisu, which never comes to pass because The Cake Is a Lie.
- Entitled Bastard: They've repeatedly demanded Kit to give them free snacks, but she wasn't having any of them. (See also the Disproportionate Retribution entry.)
- Establishing Character Moment: Jason makes his debut in "You're It" by pushing other kids out of his way, squirting water on them claiming he saved them from a potential fire hazard, and demands Kit to give him free snacks because he's "protecting" the creek.
- Everyone Has Standards: While they may be smug and entitled kids who harass others, they take the concept of Scouts Honor very seriously to the point where being lied to seems to be their collective Berserk Button.
- Greed: Their common flaw, and the reason nobody likes them.
- Hate Sink: None of them are meant to be likable, especially not Jason.
- Heel Realization: In "The Great Fossil Rush, Craig calls out Jason for his Jerkass behavior and questions if the reason why he became a Junior Forest Scout was so that people would respect him for the authority he thinks he commands, and not out of a genuine desire to help people. Jason begins to mellow out a little bit.
- Husky Russkie: Boris is The Big Guy of the group and has a Russian accent.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Jason's overbearing demand for respect seems rooted in a desire for his peers' approval.
- Karma Houdini: Jason got away with leaving behind the trio in the moment of need and stealing their items because he wanted his reward upfront.
- Jerkass: Jason is very stuck up and confrontational; in "The Brood", when he finds out that there is no ice cream on hand, he not only refuses to help Craig, Kelsey and J.P., he takes their hula hoop, action figure, baseball and toy car away, refusing the offer of ice cream at Craig's house and demanding immediate payment.
- Nice Hat: Tony is always seen wearing a campaign hat.
- Pubescent Braces: Jason has braces that give him a slight Speech Impediment.
- Rules Lawyer: They use camping safety rules as excuses to harass other kids. For instance, when Craig bought the food they wanted, they invaded their base on the pretext of disposing a glass jar Jessica was drinking out of.
- Scout-Out: Their scout is called "Junior Forest Scout".
- Shorter Means Smarter: Tony
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: The main trio doesn't really like them all that much, generally due to them being stuck-up jerks who try to abuse their positions.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Because they're scouts, they think they deserve a lot of respect because they're "protecting" the creek.
- Unexplained Accent: Boris has a Russian accent because he's from the "old country" of north Connecticut.
Four kids who ride their bikes and do stunts on dirt ramps in the Creek.
- They have a rivalry with the Junk Lord, as the Junk Lord goes to great lengths to keep them out of his junkpile and even has signs telling them specifically to get out.
- Handlebarb also doesn't have a high opinion of the Horse Girls as seen in "The Invitation".
- Badass Biker: Each of them are PG-rated examples of this.
- The Big Guy: Cannonball is this to the gang.
- Friendly Enemy: Cannonball is one of the main competitors for the Cart Race but he maintains a polite and friendly demeanor to his rivals.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Handlebarb is a girl, but her gender-neutral clothing, her short chin-length bob, and her androgynous voice have made some viewers think she's a boy. Wearing a Tuxedo T-Shirt in "The Invitation" complicates the matter.
- Noodle Incident: Apparently Cannonball was cursed and the only way to break it was to lose a race.
- Ramp Jump: The 10 Speeds do these kinds of stunts a lot. In their introduction, one of their members does a very down-scaled version by simply jumping over a small pile of dirt. The other members treat it like a big deal anyway.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: While they venture to the Junkpile with the stump trio, they hightail it out of there when they see warning signs addressed to them specifically.
- Smurfette Principle: Handlebarb appears to be the only girl in the 10 Speeds, but in an interesting variation of this trope, she's also their leader.
- Totally Radical: Warpspeed's appearance brings to mind 90s fashion but the boy has a modern mindset.
- Vocal Dissonance: Cannonball's voice is so deep that you almost forget that he's a child.
A boy who inhabits the Junkpile, and considers all the junk to be his.
- Ambiguously Gay: His second appearance features him hugging a dakimakura (body pillow) of a male anime hero.
- Combat Parkour: His main fighting style.
- Expy: His Badass Cape and brooding demeanor bring to mind Tetsuo from Akira. His early concept art even shows that his design was based on the same character.
- New Transfer Student: Heavily implied that he moved from a different town and is the reason for why he has a hard time letting go of his belongings.
- Nice Hat: He wears a metal tin that resembles a crown.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: Doesn't wear a shirt beneath his cape.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Has a bang of hair covering one of his eyes.
- The Resenter: The Junk Lord resents people that throw away their belongings and only take it when he digs them up and finds value in them.
- The Scrooge: He has a really hard time with giving away his trash to the main trio.
- Secret Diary: He openly admits that he has a journal, made from a worn-out book, which carries his deepest thoughts.
- Spell My Name with an "S": When he sponsors the trio's cart in a race, he decides to spell his name "Junk Lorde".
- Trash of the Titans: His territory is a junkyard filled with piles of trash which he finds value in.
A boy who likes to play in Poison Ivy Grove
- Does Not Like Shoes: Is never seen wearing shoes.
- Exploited Immunity: Because he's immune to poison ivy, he put a trampoline in the center of the grove so no one else could reach it.
- The Immune: He gets this name due to being immune to poison ivy.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: He has six brothers and sisters. Because of this, he never gets any space at home and goes to the grove to get some peace.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt.
A webbed-toed girl who leads an aquatic themed group of kids who play in the sewer
- Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The sewer that they all play in is spacious enough to get lost in, to the point that the Sewer Queen called on Craig to map out the sewer.
- Ambiguously Brown: The Sewer Queen, whose real name and ethnic background haven't been revealed yet.
- Badass in Distress: She ends up separated from the group and needs to be rescued by them after losing her goggles.
- Blind Without 'Em: Her goggles are prescription.
- Does Not Like Shoes: The Sewer Queen made the sewers a waterpark for her followers, and dared not show herself at the pool, so people wouldn't laugh at her webbed toes.
- The High Queen: She is a fair and proactive ruler who ensures that the needs and happiness of her subjects are met.
- The Nicknamer: She gives nicknames to her subjects (Frisboy,Scuba,Aquatina,Speedicious,Tiny Trunks) and prefers to refer to Craig as "Mapmaker" instead of his name.
- Staff of Authority: The Sewer Queen wields a swimming pool net like one
A girl who spends her time at the library instead of the Creek.
- Adorkable: She's a nerdy bookworm who's always trying to share her love of books with others. The smile she makes when Kelsey says she'll come back is downright adorable.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She has no one her age to talk to about books. Subverted when Kelsey along with Craig and J.P. start to hang out with her more.
- Ambiguously Gay: It's vaguely hinted she might have a thing for Kelsey.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: She has thick, black eyebrows.
- Bookworm: She loves reading.
- Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Extremely downplayed version; she has a headlamp stylized to look like a Native American headband.
- Latino Is Brown: Along with having dark skin, "Kelsey the Author" reveals that she speaks and writes fluent Spanish.
- Nerds Love Tough Schoolwork: A variation; she loves reading and will do other kids' book reports in exchange for candy. Unfortunately, when she's done, her clients don't care to hear about the stories she's read.
- The Tell: Tugs her hair when nervous or lying.
A girl who fights to protect the wildlife of the Creek.
- Berserk Button: She hates people's mistreatment and ignorance of animals. She believes the other kids of the Creek are no different.
- Canine Companion: Cheesticks.
- Canis Major: Cheesesticks is a Tibetan Mastiff, large enough for Wildernessa to ride.
- Does Not Like Shoes: As part of her whole Nature Hero aesthetic.
- Expy: Of the titular Princess Mononoke.
- Friend to All Living Things: She fights to help the creatures in the Creek.
- Horse of a Different Color: Wildernessa likes to ride on Cheesesticks.
- Hypocritical Humor: She criticizes Craig for supposed ignorance of animals, but believes that tigers were part of the local wildlife despite being in North America.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: She talks down to Craig for not knowing things about animals, usually by misunderstanding his statements as something stupid, and refusing to hear him out whenever he tries to explain himself. She herself frequently displaying ridiculous misconceptions, like joining Kelsey in acting as if dragons are real.
- Nature Hero: Sets out to protect the animals of the creek. Played for Black Comedy when she expresses her greatest wish is for the creek to run red with the blood of humans for the animals' sake.
- Nemean Skinning: Wildernessa wears a teddy bear cloak like this.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Cheesesticks is a Tibetan Mastiff.
Maney voiced by: Mary Holland
Marie voiced by: Stephanie Allynne
Melissa voiced by: Erin Whitehead
A group of girls who like horses and act like horses.
- All Girls Like Ponies: Exaggerated; They spend their day pretending they are horses in the field. Although, Marie is the only one whos not entirely psyched about this.
- Ambiguously Brown: Maney, whose name is short for Mangerine, as revealed in "J-Pony"; her tanned skin may indicate an Asian or Hispanic ethnic background.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Maney's long face and messy, flowing mane of hair gives her a resemblance to the animal she loves so dearly.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: MacKenzie (Blonde), Marie and Maney (Brunette), and Melissa (Redhead).
- Childish Tooth Gap: MacKenzie has this in her first appearances. She doesnt have it in JPony tough.
- Genki Girl: Melissa is by far the most energetic of the group.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Marie doesn't actually care about horses, she just hangs around because her friends are still into horses.
- Meaningful Name: Mangerine is only referred to as Maney, like in a horses mane.
- Letter Motif: All of their names start with the letter "M."
- Puppy Love: Maney has a crush on J.P.
- Pungeon Master: MacKenzie is prone to making Horse-based puns
- Rapunzel Hair: Maneys hair flows past her hips.
- Squee!: Melissa is the most excited about their activities and is often reprimanded by MacKenzie that "horses don't scream".
- Stealth Pun: MacKenzie, Marie and Melissa all have ponytails
- Tiny Tyrannical Girl: MacKenzie is the shortest and the leader and rather overbearing in making sure everyone follows proper horse behavior.
- Trademark Favourite Food: They only eat Horse Food (Oats, Carrots and Apples)
Paintball Benny voiced by: Jon Gabrus
A group of kids who play paintball at Rainbow Alley lead by Paintball Mike.
- Bookworm: At the end of "Secret Book Club", Benny joins the titular book club and is enthusiastic over the fantasy novels that are discussed.
- Butt-Monkey: Downplayed with Cousin Bobby, who's occasionally dissed for being One of the Kids.
- Child Soldiers: In comparison to Mike and Benny, who are middle schoolers, there are first graders fighting on the latter's side and are used as Cannon Fodder.
- Eyepatch of Power: Both Mike and Benny (although they wear them on different eyes).
- JerkassBall: Mike carries it in "Council of the Creek" where he brings chaos to the creek by introducing the "Circle Game" and is the only one who is against adding rules to the game unlike the other council members.
- One of the Kids: One of the participants is twenty-three-year-old Cousin Bobby, which would make him the oldest character who hangs around at the creek.
- Serious Business: They view paintball as a full-blown war.
- Sibling Rivalry: Mike and Benny are brothers.
- Silly Reason for War: The paintball war started when Benny shot Mike in the "Noo-noo"
- Think of the Children!: Mike is appalled when Benny tries to use first graders as human paint shields and Cannon Fodder.Mike: "This war was supposed to be between us middle schoolers. Those first graders are just kids! Slightly younger kids!"
Three manga loving dorks who hang out near a waterfall in a grove of cherry trees.
- No True Scotsman: One of the kids is revealed to also read superhero comics, to the shock and horror of the other ninja kids.
- Occidental Otaku: They consume exclusively Japanese media.
- Shout-Out: Yustice's hairstyle is similar to Choji's
- Smoke Out: They tend to do this when leaving.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Yustice.
A religious group of kids who lets a pug dog named Fred make their decisions.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Brigid's hair looks like Cocker Spaniel ears.
- Berserk Button: When Brigid believes Fred left because Craig got a rhino action figure instead of a pair of binoculars that Fred chose, she demands it back and ends up fighting against Kelsey. This is particularity note-worthy since she was very nice and hopeful in the beginning; unfortunately, she expects all of Fred's decisions to be binding, and she frowns upon someone deciding to Take a Third Option and go with their gut feelings instead of blindly following Fred's advice.
- Cat Smile: She has one, as seen on her page image. While this seems ironic considering her association with a dog, it should be noted dogs do have this sort of mouth in real life.
- Comically Missing the Point: When Fred licks Brigid's face, Craig tells Brigid that maybe Fred is trying to say that they should make their own decisions. She denies this and believes that Fred has chosen her as the new 'Fred'.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: They're clearly a kid-friendly representation of religious extremists, especially given they turn hostile towards those who reject or betray their faith.
- Stealth Pun: What's Dog backwards?
A girl who likes to play the card game Bring Out Your Beast.
- Drunk with Power: Once she gets her hands on the unbeatable "Beast Snare" card, she lets it go to her head and steals cards from every other player.
- Graceful Loser: Crossed with Large Ham, she'll accept defeat with dignity, but always make a dramatic scene of falling back unconsicous when she loses.
- Meaningful Name: You takes turns when playing a card game, she turns her cap around and she herself turns from good to evil
- Nice Hat: Always wears a black and purple cap that has skull eyes imprinted on the front.
- Shout-Out: The way her hair changes and its new style respectively was inspired by Marik Ishtar and Yami Bakura.
An eccentric kid who builds stuff with cardboard.
- Ambition Is Evil: A toned down variant. Carter wanted to build in a more advanced way when the rest of the kids in Cardboard City were happy building simple things. Leading him to build his own city while plotting to destroy the old one because the other kids "couldn't appreciate his genius."
- Bowties Are Cool: Wears a cardboard one.
- Childish Tooth Gap: He had a little prominent space between his two front teeth.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acted quite friendly to Craig and his friends, just before he tries to destroy the creek's Cardboard City out of spite.
- Kids Prefer Boxes: He builds stuff out of cardboard boxes.
- Nice Hat: Uses a cardboard box as a hat.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In-Universe, Carter affects a Southern accent when he first meets Craig, but he drops this accent as soon as he wages war against Cardboard City.
- Start My Own: He built New Cardboard City because the inhabitants of Cardboard City didn't want to build things with cardboard his way.
- Straw Hypocrite: He encourages kids of the creek to use cardboard boxes in a productive way instead of just damaging them, yet he doesn't mind Kelsey and J.P causing damage to his New Cardboard City and it becomes clear that he has no problem destroying the creek's Cardboard City just to impress the girl he likes.
- Villainous Crush: He has feelings for the leader of Cardboard City Zoey that he very poorly tries to hide.
- Walking Tank: Built one out of Cardboard in order to destroy Cardboard City.
Jane voiced by: Noël Wells
George voiced by: H. Michael Croner
A trio of fancy kids, Eliza, Jane, and George, who hold tea parties in the Creek.
- Ambiguously Brown: Jane, out of the trio.
- Battle Butler: George acts as a security guard for the trio, and is quite capable of expelling other kids from their meeting place by force.
- Blue Boy Pink Girl: Eliza is the Pink Girl to Georges Blue Boy.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They pretend to magnanimously invite a bunch of different kids to their parties, but really just want them to see them get angry, kick them out, and make them think they missed out on a nice dessert.
- Butt-Monkey: "Stink Bomb" reveals that George doesn't really get any respect from Jane and Eliza.
- The Cake Is a Lie: They got kids to come to their party by promising tiramisu, but engineer events so they'll be kicked out before its served—which it never will be, as the cake is just a hollow stack of cardboard.
- The Chessmasters: They invite kids of incompatible personalities to their fancy banquet under the pretense of dessert, and then they throw them out if they lose their tempers and get into brawls.
- Graceful Loser: George and Jane aren't especially upset when their plan is found out, and even laugh when Boris throws food at them to get revenge. And Eliza doesn't mind losing the race she entered, instead choosing the focus on how she and George looked the best while racing.
- Hazy Feel Turn: By the time of the episode Jacob of the Creek, The Tea Timers have stopped tricking kids into fighting over fake desserts for their amusement. They've gone up to offering them real desserts to fight over for their amusement.
- It Amused Me: They like watching other kids fight.
- Manipulative Bastards: They use promises of cake to get kids to come to their tea parties, but invite kids that they know don't like each other to watch them argue and fight for their amusement, and use it as an excuse to kick them out.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Their appearance makes them seem like something out of Steven Universe.
- The One Guy: George is the only male member of the group.
- Punny Name: They're a bunch of two-timers.
- Rich Bitch: Eliza is a wealthy girl who sets kids up against each other and force them to leave after a few minutes of fighting, all while making them believe theyve missed out on eating tiramisu, for her own entertainment.
- Sadist: All take pleasure in watching their guests fight each other and miss out on their cake which is fake., most especially Eliza.
Three nerdy kids who like to research and study things in the Creek.
- Ambiguously Brown: Faraday.
- Black and Nerdy: Wren and Carl.
- Development Gag: Faraday's design looks similar to an early design of Stacks.
- Ditzy Genius: Wren.
- No Name Given: Faraday's name is only shown in the credits of her first episode.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: All three are named after famous scientists, Carl Sagan, Christopher Wren and Michael Faraday.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Wren and Faraday.
- Sudden Name Change: Carl was named "Neil" in the credits of his first appearance (possibly to avoid sharing a name with Kelsey's father)
A homeschooled girl who spends her time all alone in the Creek while the rest of the kids are at school.
- Good with Numbers: Finds and completes Craig's math homework, apparently just for fun, before he gets a chance to.
- Girlish Pigtails: She's usually shown in silhouette, and her only distinguishing characteristics are a pair of braids.
- Hidden Eyes: In order to make her mysterious, even when she appears onscreen, her eyes are not visible.
- Homeschooled Kids: She seems happy with it, if a little lonely.
- Innocent Inaccurate: Willingly accepts Wren's theory that she lives in another dimension from the other kids.
An albino boy who plays under a bridge, asking riddles to anyone who wants to cross.
- All Trolls Are Different: His troll persona is combined with that of a Riddling Sphinx.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He decides to be a troll under a bridge because he thinks trolls are cool.
- Expy: Design wise, he looks very similar to Gollum.
- Riddle Me This: He won't let anyone pass unless they solve his riddles that he gets from a book. The problem is, his book has hundreds of answers to the same question, and Roger only accepts the one he's looking at at the moment.
A girl who plays a sousaphone to announce when it's time to go home for dinner.
- Clock King: Everyone relies on her to sound the dinner alarm at six. She lost track once because of daylight savings time, but this appears to have been the first time anyone can remember.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Until she introduced herself to the trio, no one at the Creek knew her as anything but "Timekeeper".
- Shrinking Violet: Beth hangs up in the tree and keeps the time as a way to feel like she's part of the other kids' lives, even if she's too introverted to hang out with them.
A magical girl with a bubble wand dedicated to bringing positivity to the world and defeating the "Anti-Sparkle".
- Bubble Gun: She wields a wand that blasts bubbles.
- Character Development: At the climax of her episode debut, Sparkle learns that while it is important to bring out one's inner spark (encouraging people to feel positive and happy), it's also just as important to for people to let out their "Anti-Sparkle" aswell (express their negative feelings rather then keeping it bottled up).
- Genki Girl: She is revealed to be clumsy at times. In her backstory, she once tripped and spilled art supplies all over herself, then saw herself in a mirror and discovered she looked beautiful.
- Magical Girl Warrior: She certainly acts and dresses the part.
- New Transfer Student: Her backstory reveals that she constantly moved to different schools and towns that she never had the chance to really connect or bond with anyone which made her feel depressed.
- Pink Means Feminine: She wears different shades of pink and is a girly champion of justice.
- The Pollyanna: Was once a very sad girl, until she decided not to let anything get her down, and is now dedicated to spreading positivity throughout the universe.
- Tsundere: Shows shades of this when she first meets J.P.
The Other Side of the Creek
Shaun voiced by: H. Michael Croner
Two eccentric boys who hang out by the creek near Hurkleton Mills.
- Ambiguously Gay: Some of the two's interactions in "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" can be viewed as romantic. Particularly when Shaun decides to Bridal Carry Raj to get home faster.
- Anti-Villain: They're pretty benevolent for antagonists (Helping Craig find Jessica and freeing her from a hollow log) and are sincerely grateful to Craig when he decides to give them his fake map.
- Blush Sticker: Raj appears to be perpetually blushing.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Raj is the Good Cop, Shaun is the bad.
- HeelFace Turn: Raj secretly gives back the hairclip and Kelsey's sword to the stump trio so they can escape and take back the map from the King.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: They're basically the only 2 people on their side of the creek who'll tolerate each other. Their main hope in collecting Craig's map is to get in good with the king so that way everyone will respect them.
- Minion with an F in Evil: They are not high ranking members of the King's forces.
- Police State: Shawn asks Craig for his name and number, greatly implying that the Honeysuckle Rangers rule over their creek as one. Then it turns out that the King is the true ruler of the Creek and even they are oppressed by his authority.
- Police Code for Everything: According to them, a kid from another neighbourhood is a 295
- Sissy Villain: Raj has some effeminate mannerisms (even aside from wearing a flower-themed uniform).
- Trademark Favorite Food: Raj loves Coconut flavoured snacks (which his king does not allow).
The one who rules the Other Side of the Creek with unquestionable authority over the kids in terms of which games to play, which snacks to eat, and every other decision of the kids are his own.
- Affably Evil: When we finally meet him, he acts like a pretty nice guy... at first. So when it comes to his friendly demeanor, don't buy into it.
- Bad Boss: Is implied to be this judging from how Raj and Shaun fear him and try to get into his good graces.
- Big Bad: Is setting up to be this for the first season.
- Coat Cape: He wears a winter coat over his shoulders like a cape.
- Creepy Blue Eyes: His bright blue eyes highlight a sense of childish innocent, but that quickly fades when his mood sours.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Eating certain snacks not approved by him and not eating at the same time as he is will lead to trouble as Raj experienced.
- The Dreaded: The Green Poncho is even wary of him and the Honeysuckle Rangers fear disobeying and failing him.
- Entitled Bastard: Although the King does some genuine charity (mostly handing out candy to kids whose parents won't allow them to have sugar, and sports equipment to kids who can't afford equipment of their own), he fully believes that makes him deserving of unquestioned rule over everyone around.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Zig-zagged; the King understands being friends is not just some transactional process, but doesn't get that his power and influence are the real reason he has so many "friends".
- Floral Theme Naming: As seen in "The Other Side", all of his subjects have some kind of flower or plant themed title
- Greater-Scope Villain: The Honeysuckle Rangers serve him and the reason why the overpass is guarded by the Green Poncho to make sure the King doesn't expand his influence to the Creek.
- Hypocrite: Although he admonishes the Honeysuckle Rangers for thinking his friendship can be bought, he ties material gain in his territory to said friendships, strongly encouraging such behavior.
- It's All About Me: The King has made the Creek around Herkelton Mills a society based around currying his favor.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As selfish and cruel as he may be, he chews out Shawn and Raj for thinking that they can buy his friendship with the map thinking that it's how friends work.
- Knight of Cerebus: He played seriously as it's implied that the Green Poncho has history with him.
- Nightmare Face: He gives one to the Rangers when he threatens to throw them into the maze the next time they disrespect him.
- No Name Given: He's referred to as the King.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike the majority of characters, he has visible irises. Specifically, bright blue ones.
- Spoiled Brat: His statement of how he 'provides' basketballs and candy for the kids of his creek mixed with his self-centered personality implies that he comes from a wealthy family.
- Tattooas Character Type: Of the "Organizational Emblem" type. He has the "Mark of the Mill", a combination of an eye and a waterwheel, tattooed on the palm of his hand. And all his subjects have the mark tattooed on them somewhere.
- Ungrateful Bastard: When Raj and Shawn give him a map of the other side of the Creek, he points out how useful it will be, thanks the two, tells them to leave, and belittles them when Shawn complains how much effort they put into it.
A mysterious girl who seems to be the King's bodyguard/assistant.
- Ambiguously Brown: Given her dark skin and dreadlocks, it's implied that she's African American.
- Badass Long Robe: She wears a beige colored robe.
- Batter Up!: Her weapon of choice seems to be a purple baseball bat.
- Dark Action Girl: An agile warrior who serves an evil king.
- Deadpan Snarker: Definitely comes off as this.
- The Dragon: To the King of the Other Side of the Creek.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kelsey. Both of them are tough swordsgirls but while Kelsey is shorter, expressive, and uses her fighting skills to help her friends, Maya is significantly older, stoic, and uses her power to enforce the King's will.
- Knight of Cerebus: Just like her superior, her presence is always played seriously. The biggest example is her breaking Kelsey's sword.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Her only feminine trait is her eyelashes.
- Not So Stoic: Her expressions turn quite goofy when she finds out that the sandwich she ate was resting in J.P.'s underwear.
- Smug Smiler: She smiles when the King calls Shaun to come close to him, no doubt excited to see him chew out the unfortunate ranger.
- The Stoic: She tries maintains a serious demeanor.
Bernard's girlfriend who is more friendlier and pleasant compared to him.
- Friend to All Children: She gets along great with Bernard's younger siblings and even has a part time job as a babysitter.
- Hidden Depths: She's part of a babysitters' union and holds the position of sergeant-at-arms.
- Morality Pet: She shows that Bernard is not a complete jerk.
- Motherly Side Plait: While she's too young to be a mother, her ponytail is fashioned this way and Alexis herself has several mother-like qualities.
- Nice Girl: Alexis is very kind and friendly.
- Salt and Pepper: The salt to Bernard's pepper.
- Satellite Love Interest: She's only around when Bernard is involved.
Courtney voiced by: Georgia Hardstark
Two high school goth girls, Tabitha and Courtney, who hang out at Craig's base in the creek at night.
- Ambiguously Brown: Courtney has noticeably darker skin compared to Tabitha.
- Ambiguously Gay: A lot of subtext, such as Tabitha not wanting to be separated from Courtney at college and Courtney blushing at this, and the two holding hands while walking away at the end of their debut episode. Blink and you'll miss out but they've carved their initials in a heart when they take over the stump.
- As of The Haunted Dollhouse, no longer ambiguous — they're straight up making out.
- Burger Fool: Courtney gets a job a smoothie stand, which she doesn't like, because she really wants to buy a car.
- Distaff Counterpart: To the Elders, sort of. Just like the Elders, they hang out at the Creek, and while doing so, play along with the Creek kids' perceptions of reality and try to go by their rules.
- Emo Teen: Tabitha is dramatic, temperamental and has issues with her father, while Courtney is anxious and empathetic.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Both of them have minor bits of this.
- Fat and Skinny: Courtney and Tabitha respectively.
- Genre Savvy: Courtney quickly points out all the tropes from Craig's dilemma when he finds himself to be the only kid in the creek after making a selfish wish.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: Tabitha reads her fortune with tarot cards, and Craig, Kelsey, and JP think the two girls are witches after spying on them.
- Growing Up Sucks: Part of the reason Tabitha doesn't want to go to college as it means not seeing Courtney as much.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tabitha and Courtney enjoy teasing Craig and his friends, making them think she and Courtney are real witches, but they both adore Craig and enjoy playing along with his imagination
- Perky Goth: Downplayed with Courtney being the friendlier and calmer of the two; she volunteers at a cat rescue, noting that black cats are the least likely to be adopted, and is scrupulous enough to object to Tabitha scaring younger kids away.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Tabitha and Courtney seem to have this going on. They are very close to each other and have quite a bit of Les Yay subtext.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: Craig and his friend think the girls are witches because of their dark clothing and habits, and the girls quickly decide to play into the role.
- Tarot Troubles: Tabitha draws The Lovers, the Three of Swords, and Death.note She is so upset by this, she tears the cards up.
A mysterious boy who antagonizes the gang when they were gathering honeysuckles underneath the overpass. It turns out that he guards the overpass and projects the creek from "Invaders". Namely, the forces of The King Of The Other Side Of The Creek
- Abnormal Ammo: Uses arrows tipped with scented markers (possibly for tracking purposes).
- Anti-Villain: Tries (and succeeds) in scaring Craig and company into never coming back to the overpass (for their own safety).
- "It's not safe here. Please don't come back"
- Blinding Bangs: His hair covers his eyes.
- Expy: He's called the "Green Poncho", and his Weapon of Choice is a bow and arrow with various gimmick arrows, making him an obvious parody of Green Arrow.
- In the Hood: He's usually wearing his hood up.
- Good All Along: He turns out to be from the Creek, and assists Craig in his second appearance in escaping Raj and Shaun.
- Knight of Cerebus: Though not a true villain, He lacks any funny quirks and debuts in an episode that is surprisingly Surprise Creepy.
- No Name Given: His name is only shown in the end credits
- Not So Above It All: In "The Other Side" he lets Craig and his friends guard the overpass so he can go to a fair.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he heard about the King from the other side of the Creek, even he is shocked by the prospect of the King making his way to the Creek.
- Recursive Ammo: Also uses arrows tip with multiple pencils held together with rubber bands. When the bands snap, the pencils spread out like shrapnel.
- The Spook: Who is he? Why does he guard the overpass? What is the unforeseen danger that he mentioned to Craig? None of it is ever explained.
- Though we learn in Jessica's Trail that he guards the overpass from those who would try to invade the creek.
- Street Urchin: Greatly implied that he had a falling out with his parents and doesn't have a home to go to.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
A garage band who practices in the Creek after getting kicked out of their garage.
- Special Guest: Bad Moves are a real life band playing themselves in the show.
A kid pretending to be a robot from the year 3030. He claims he came back from the future to find more Cassette tapes for his eight track player that apparently acts as his power source.
- Cyborg: From the future!
- Disney Death: He ends up dying after falling down and subsequently breaking his cassette player. Thankfully, with some quick surgery from his friends, they replace his old player with a (slightly) modernized CD player which brings him back to full health.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Originally, Deltron was created to be a subservient drone for the tyrants to control. What they didn't count on was for Deltron to develop his own personality and fight back against his oppressors.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He confesses that he's the only machine who is fighting the tyrants and is alone throughout it all. At the end, he's touched when Craig, Kelsey and JP declare themselves to be his friends.
- La Résistance: He's a one-boy rebellion who is fighting to save the future from a shadowy group of technological tyrants.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: At the end of the episode, when the Stump Trio turns their back for a second, they find a charred circle from where Deltron was standing. This heavily suggests that he really was a time traveling resistance fighter afterall.
- Power Source: Deltron playing musical cassettes with his player.
- Shout-Out: Deltron along with the title of his episode are shout-outs to the album of the same name, "Deltron 3030". He named his eight track player "Automator." This is reference to record producer Dan the Automator who worked with Del on the very same album.
- Special Guest: Rap artist Del The Funky Homosapien as a kid who sings original songs for the episode he appears in.
- Time Travel: His robotic body allows him to travel to the past.
- Vocal Dissonance: He's around the same age as the main trio but has an especially deep voice. Makes since considering he is voiced by a 90's rapper, and is regardless lampshaded by J.P.