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".
- The Baby of the Bunch: Todd. Who is clearly the youngest, and has yet to lose his training wheels.
- Badass Biker: Each of them are PG-rated examples of this.
- The Big Guy: Cannonball is this to the gang.
- The Comically Serious: Cannonball is fairly serous and straightforward, but he's still a kid who says some fairly ridiculous stuff in his appearances.
- Friendly Enemy: Cannonball is one of the main competitors for the Cart Race but he maintains a polite and friendly demeanor to his rivals.
- Ill Boy: Todd is known to be allergic to dairy, gluten, nuts and raisins.
- 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. She even wears a tuxedo T-Shirt in "The Invitation".
- Noodle Incident: Apparently Cannonball was cursed and the only way to break it was to lose a race.
- Puppy Love: It's implied that Handlebarb and Warpspeed have romantic feelings for each other as they're shown dancing together in the Tea-Timer's Ball.
- 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.
Three nerdy kids who like to research and study things in the Creek.
- Ambiguously Brown: Faraday.
- Black and Nerdy: Wren and Carl.
- Ditzy Genius: Wren.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Even though they're supposed to be the local science experts, Wren tends to jump to outlandish theories rather than the mundane realities.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Wren is a girl but wears slacks, a dress shirt with a bowtie, and a very oversized men's suit.
- 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).
- Sweet Tooth: Wren has been making her own rock candy.
A friendly caregiver who watches over the younger siblings of the kids who come to the Creek.
- Author Avatar: The Creeksona of Writer/Storyboarder Angel Lorenzana
- Early-Bird Cameo: Angel can be seen hanging out near the Trading Post before making their official appearance.
- Friend to All Children: They enjoy looking after small children and has an official job as the Creek's child caregiver.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Voiced by the crewmember they're modeled after.
- Meaningful Name: Considering that they enjoy watching over children and keeping them safe, you could say that Angel is a Guardian Angel.
- Nice Guy: They're one of the sweetest and most mellowest of kids you'd ever meet at the Creek. Provided that you aren't a threat to children.
- Not So Above It All: Despite being a dedicated and responsible caregiver, Angel is willing to come up with excuses for children under their care in the event that they need to contact their parents.
- Suddenly Ethnicity: In "Afterschool Snackdown", its revealed that Angel comes from a Latino background, as their last name is Jose and their mother refers to them as mijo over the phone.
- Tranquil Fury: After Craig confesses that he, Kelsey and J.P. left the daycare to go bobsledding while their charges ended up surrounded by poison ivy, they calmly tell them to leave and to never come back.
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".
- Fiery Redhead: Inverted. She has dark red hair but has a gentle and passive nature.
- Heroic BSoD: After forgetting to set her clocks to Daylights Saving hours and getting everyone grounded, she gives up her job out of shame. Thankfully the Stump Trio find her and are able to convince her to come back.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: It's easy to mistake her for a boy due to her attire.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She somehow can carry her huge sousaphone around and even climb a ladder while still carrying it without slowing down or looking worse for wear. Kelsey speculates she's ripped, though.
- Nice Hat: She wears a blue beret.
- 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 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.
- Catch Phrase: "My candy!"
- Flat Character: He loves his candy. That's all there is to him.
- Hidden Depths: He has remarkable breakdancing skills and a genuine interest in the prospect of beekeeping to harvest the sweet honey they provide.
- In the Hood: He always wears a yellow-green hoodie.
- 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.
- Undying Loyalty: Perhaps in a bid to get Craig to notice him, Bobby claims he'll do anything for Craig's friendship and sometimes proclaims himself to be Craig's BFF. When the trio asked him to guard their time capsule for 10 years, he agreed without question.
- 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.
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: 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.
- Jerkass: Mark is just an unpleasant piece of work.
- 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 In-Between: 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 interested in plenty of other things as well). Mark's favorite anime is Sadboy Pilotgeddon.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: David is always shown with an open chest and short cape.
- Pacifist Run: During their D&D sessions, Barry and David would try to befriend the monsters they come across, much to Mark's frustration.
- The Pig-Pen: All three teenagers spend so much time in their cave that they don't notice how rank it gets inside. When Wren's bug spray ended up causing a giant gas cloud that "smells like butts" to cover most of the creek, Mark sniffs his armpits and can't tell any difference. In "Crisis at the Creek", after the kids band together to free them from their collapsed cave, they're all grossed out in unison at the smell coming from inside. In "The Ice Pop Trio", Mark comments that he hasn't touched soap in years.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Animal-Eared Headband: Maney wears one to look more like a horse, though it could just be a cat-eared headband that she only pretends are horse ears.
- 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).
- Butt-Monkey: MacKenzie and Melissa. MacKenzie is the one who usually deserves it for having too much pride in horses to the point where she becomes a Jerkass towards others.
- 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. The boy also has a crush on her and they become a couple.
- 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).
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 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.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Despite being an expert at business management and selling products, she went as far as to trade her father's car for a single box of red velvet Choco-Rolls.
- 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.
- Pet the Dog: She gives free snacks to Todd (you remember him right?) who is highly allergic to a variety of foods.
- 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, misshapen marbles, high-fives and friendship memories.
- We Sell Everything: The Trading Tree she runs has snacks, first-aid, toys, and among other things.
A water dwelling child that resides in the waters past the Rapids of the Creek.
- Ambiguous Gender: Their looks and swimsuit are very androgynous.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: The other children refer to the Merkid with "they" pronouns, both before and after getting to know them. Mostly because the Merkid doesn't talk, it's unclear if they're actually non-binary or just don't mind being referred to with gender-neutral pronouns.
- Anatomy Anomaly: One of the few characters in the show to have colored irises. Particularly brown ones.
- Bald of Awesome: Their defining characteristic, apart from the merkid aesthetic, is their bald head. Presumably this was so their hair wouldn't get in the way of swimming.
- Innocently Insensitive: They've been pouring kitchen salt into their private lagoon to create an ideal ocean aesthetic. But as Wren explains, doing so can have a negative impact on the creekosystem.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Along with wearing aquatic flippers and gloves, the merkid is implied to "change forms" when they go from land to water.
- The Voiceless: The Merkid doesn't speak in their appearance.
A group of kids that love to play in the mud.
Three manga loving dorks who hang out near a waterfall in a grove of cherry trees.
- Arch-Enemy: Yustice has a grudge against Elder Mark for stealing her OC.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Yustice's design makes it easy to assume that she's a boy.
- 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
- Zatch's name is a reference to the shonen series Zatch Bell!.
- Smoke Out: They tend to do this when leaving.
Three kids who come to the Creek to play with plushies and stuffed animals.
- Ambiguously Brown: Each Plush Kid has a brown skin and hair yet their exact ethnicities are a total mystery.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio
- Everything's Better with Plushies: Their identities are based on their love and appreciation for stuffed toys.
- The Voiceless: Pullstring only talks through their stuffed alligator.
An albino boy who plays under a bridge, asking riddles to anyone who wants to cross.
- Albinos are Freaks: Roger has very pale skin and red eyes, and is a strange (though benign) child who drinks from the creek and hassles kids who cross his bridge.
- 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 fancy dressed kid who often spends his time at the Creek holding competitions.
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, which shows off how thorough his immunity is.
A kid who listens to everyone's secrets and keeps them in bottles.
- Author Avatar: He's the Creeksona of Character Designer Benjamin Anders.
- Big Good: He takes his job as the Creek's Secret Keeper very seriously and wants to preserve every kid's privacy. He even takes the fall for Marie when her secret dislike of horses is revealed and threatens Eliza not to unveil anymore secrets unless she wants someone to "wig out".
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's a kind soul who is always willing to give the other kids in the creek an ear to listen and shoulder to lean on. But he won't hesitate to threaten someone with having their secret revealed if he feels that the other kids secrets are in danger.
- The Confidant: All the kids in the creek trust him to keep their secrets safe.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Has made a few cameos before his episode debut.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: He has an effeminate voice and wears a flower-like dress.
- Mellow Fellow: His nature can be described as relaxing and tranquil.
- My Greatest Failure: The bottled secrets he keeps in his lair end up scattering throughout the Creek during a storm and he feels extremely guilty for it.
- Secret Keeper: He has a perfect memory of every secret shared to him as well as which secrets pertain to which child.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He enjoys liter soda and guzzles a whole bottle whenever he's about to keep a secret.
- Withholding Their Name: Secret Kid isn't just going by a nickname, he won't tell anyone his actual name.Craig: Thanks again... uh, sorry I still don't know your name.
Secret Keeper: (laughs) I know.
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's real name hasn't been revealed yet, but "Afterschool Snackdown" does reveal that she is Filipina.
- 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 etc.) and refers to Craig as "Mapmaker" instead of his name.
- Off-Model: Her toes are canonically webbed, but her appearance in the opening shows them splayed and normal.
- Staff of Authority: The Sewer Queen wields a swimming pool net like one
- Suddenly Ethnicity: In "Afterschool Snackdown", its revealed that she is Filipina, as she says he mother occasionally returns home to the Phillippines.
A magical girl with a bubble wand who is dedicated to bringing positivity to the world and defeating the "Anti-Sparkle".
- Affectionate Nickname: Cannonball calls her "Sparks" as a sign of friendship.
- Bubble Gun: She wields a wand that blasts bubbles.
- Calling Your Attacks: True to her magical girl nature, Sparkle shouts out the names of her bubble attacks.
- Character Development: At the climax of her episode debut, Sparkle learns that while it is important to bring out one's inner sparkle (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: Cheerful, energetic, friendly, and everso bubbly.
- The Klutz: She is revealed to be clumsy at times. She trips when she first introduces herself to the Stump Trio. And in her backstory, she tripped and spilled art supplies all over herself. But when she saw herself in a mirror, she made a beautiful discovery.
- Magical Girl Warrior: She certainly acts and dresses the part.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Her eyes have silver irises rather than being pitch black like the other characters.
- 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.
- Really Moves Around: 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.
- Tsundere: Shows shades of this when she first meets J.P.
A girl who spends her time at the library instead of the Creek.
- 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.
- Birds of a Feather: Despite having a rocky start, she gets along nicely with Wildernessa thanks to their knowledge of wildlife and having Hispanic backgrounds.
- Bookworm: She loves reading.
- Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Extremely downplayed version; she has a headlamp stylized to look like a Native American headband.
- Endearingly Dorky: 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.
- 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 very egotistical kid introduced as the reigning champ of Four Square.
- Ambiguously Brown: Pencil Break Mania reveals hes Hawaiian.
- Call to Agriculture: After being dethroned as the king of Four Square, he has spent most of his following appearances tending to his tomato plants.
- Jerk Jock: An athletic kid who won't stop bragging about how great he is. Although he has his moments of kindness that make him akin to a Lovable Jock.
- Nice Hat: He sometimes wears a straw hat whenever he's farming tomatoes.
- Puppy Love: Seems to be romantically involved with Eliza. Although she finds his constant ramblings about how great he is to be infuriating.
- Self-Applied Nickname: He refers to himself by an endless supply of titles/nicknames no one else uses.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Never misses the chance to talk about how awesome he is.
- Verbal Tic: He tends to add "Aka" descriptors to a bunch of things he talks about.
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.
- Birds of a Feather: Despite having negative opinions about her hobbies, Wildernessa develops a liking to Stacks because of her vast knowledge of nature.
- Canine Companion: Cheesticks is always seen with Wildernessa.
- 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. On the other hand, she does know some useful and obscure things (like how wild reptiles can transmit salmonella and where black-footed ferrets live) offhand.
- Mighty Roar: Cheesesticks has a roar that can chase away algae and (temporarily) displace the living souls of children.
- 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 her teddy bear that was torn up by Cheesesticks like a hat and mask.
- Never Bareheaded: We've never seen her without her teddy bear pelt, as even a flashback to before she started wearing it avoids showing her face.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Cheesesticks is a Tibetan Mastiff.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: She's able to understand Mortimor's chirping a distress call for the most part.
- Suddenly Ethnicity: In "Ferret Quest", she mentions having an abuela (grandmother in Spanish) and converses in Spanish with Stacks, indicating that she has a Hispanic background.
The guardian and leader of Cardboard City.
- Affectionate Nickname: Before their falling out, Carter used to call her "Zo-Zo".
- An Axe to Grind: She carries a battle axe made out of cardboard.
- Awesome by Analysis: Befitting her role as a cardboard guardian, Zoe can determine the exact specifications of a given piece of cardboard.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She's always shown barefooted.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: She has these in her second appearance.