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    Jack Fenton 
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So, Danny, you and your little friends want to hunt ghosts?
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (English), José Manuel Vieira (Latin American Spanish), Grzegorz Pawlak (Polish)

Danny's bumbling father, Jack Fenton is an obsessive inventor of ghost weaponry and gadgets, designed to rip them apart molecule by molecule. Naturally, this usually results in a panicky Danny Phantom whom Jack considers as one of his enemies, despite having saved the world countless times. Tends to be clueless, but can briefly turn into a Badass Normal if his loved ones are threatened.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: Not only did he manage to build technology that can harm ghosts despite not having seen one until the last few minutes of "Mystery Meat", he also unintentionally developed the means for two normal humans to be infused with ecto-energy and gain superpowers (something he and his wife dismissed as impossible).
  • Acrofatic: Surprisingly athletic for a man of his girth.
  • Action Dad: Always eager to hunt ghosts, regardless of whether or not he's capable of it.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: His and his wife's ghost hunting obsession often leaves his kids rather embarrassed around others.
  • Amazon Chaser: For Maddie. Seems to be a family trait, which he passed onto Danny.
    Maddie: Hold down the fort, Jack! I'll go after our tot! Those trees will not stop me!
    (grabs an axe and jumps out the window)
    Jack: Oh, man, that is hot!
  • Ambiguous Innocence: His research and his "Ghost Hunting company". It's not entirely clear to what extent he simply doesn't know that ghosts aren't the monsters he thinks they are or simply doesn't care.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Jack has built weapons and machines capable of hunting ghosts, capturing them and allowing them to do battle with them. However, most of them also have some serious defects that suggest Jack doesn't always think through his inventions. He build a large portal meant to enter another dimension, yet neglected to put the on-button outside it, meaning someone has to be inside where the portal will be to turn it on, making them either half-ghost or full-ghost depending on how much energy is released. He builds a belt that renders the wearer unharmed by ghosts, but the energy needed to make it work requires the battery needed to power his house's forcefield. He builds a device that cancels out a ghost's power, but it's extremely heavy and can only work if the ghost is directly in front of it, and it only worked the first time because Danny and Amorpho were unaware of its presence. This is in addition to most of his devices having only one basic use, from shrinking a ghost to translating their words (by translating, that means adding "fear me" to their words), which makes them hardly useful in battle.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: His reply to Vlad in the series finale when he finally realizes his 'old pal' hates him.
    Vlad: (After he finds he can't make the meteor intangible and knowing he'll be in trouble if he goes back to Earth): Jack, you have to help me! You wouldn't turn your back on an old friend, would you?
    Jack: An old friend? No. You? YES! (Flies back to Earth without him)
  • Big Eater: Loves processed cheese, ham and fudge... lots and lots of fudge.
  • Big Fun: Is the more fun loving of the two parents, and the larger as well.
  • Bumbling Dad: Much to the embarrassment of his family, his intelligence isn't really anything to write home about.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Jack may seem.... odd, to say the least. But it's worth noting that ALL of his inventions work exactly as how he intended. And this is for someone who had never actually seen a ghost or even had real proof of their existence before the start of the series.
  • Captain Oblivious: He's very thick-headed and dense, which is one of the reasons he fails to notice Danny is half-ghost despite all the signs pointing in that direction (hell, in the first episode, he thought Jazz was a ghost instead). It especially shows in his "friendship" with Vlad — everyone and their mother can tell that Vlad hasn't really forgiven him and hates his guts, including Jack's wife Maddie, and yet Jack is completely oblivious to it and continues to treat Vlad as his best friend. It took Vlad publicly revealing his ghost half and then blackmailing the world for Jack to finally wise up to what kind of person Vlad really is.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: At the beginning of "Reality Trip". Even showering isn't enough of a reason to be unarmed.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: At times. His response to incorrectly realizing that Danny isn't a ghost is to then suspect Jazz, his own daughter, of being a ghost when he sees her struggling to get her hair out of the Fenton Xtractor, presumably because he believes the fact that she's struggling with it in the first place means she's secretly been a ghost the whole time.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Downplayed. His role in his best friend becoming a supervillain via an accident to his face and building of advanced tech that is used to keep his city safe brings to mind Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. The two even have grey areas in their hair around their ears. However, Reed Richards was a bit aloof but cared greatly about using science to help make the world a better place, knows that Doom hates him obsessively and is one of the most recognized scientists and superheroes on Earth. By contrast, Jack Fenton is a well meaning but bumbling scientist that most people in general regard as an idiot, doesn't recognize his best friend hates him deeply to the point of wanting him dead and clearly isn't respected by Amity Park or the world at large.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sure he's shown to be clumsy and Danny can't help but be embarrassed by him, but if his family is in danger, he'll strike without warning. Case in point: in "The Million Dollar Ghost", Jack was able to easily mop the floor with Vlad Plasmius, the series Big Bad and who possessed all the same powers and more as Danny Phantom himself. Danny didn't even need to help in their battle, just watching from the sidelines as his father easily took out one of the most powerful characters in the series.
    Vlad: It's not possible! You're an idiot! An idiot!!
    Jack: [smugly] Maybe so, but I'm the idiot who beat you.
  • Death Glare: He gives Vlad a very chilling one in the finale when the latter shows his true colors.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Nearly all of his inventions are dangerous to everyone because of one huge oversight or another. For starters, he put the on button for his ghost portal inside where the portal activates.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Defies all speed limits, red lights, and certain laws of physics.
  • Enemy Mine: As much as he wants to hunt down Danny Phantom, he clearly recognizes "The Wisconsin Ghost" as an even worse threat and doesn't hesitate to team up with Phantom to stop him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: For as much of an easy going and usually goof ball that he is, Jack has his limits:
    • A brief moment in "Eye for an Eye" has him as one of the people angry at Vlad for apparently shooting his son, when at this point in the series he had been nothing but a loyal friend and even voted for him (even without Vlad overshadowing him).
    • When Vlad exposed himself as always hating Jack and planned to take his wife away from him had he actually stopped the meteor, Jack truly saw that his old friend died in that fateful day, leaving Vlad to die alone in space.
  • Expy: According to Word of God, he's heavily based on Fred Flintstone.
  • Fat Idiot: He's quite the hefty man and is far from being the sharpest knife in the drawer.
  • For Science!: See the above trope.
  • Genius Ditz: He seems to have invented most of the (incredibly advanced, though often eccentric) Fenton gadgets himself, but is largely inept in every other way. It's also mentioned that he got a solid B minus average in High School.
  • Hazmat Suit: Is always wearing one. He not only feels naked without it, he gets a rash without feeling spandex on his skin.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Still thinks that Vlad forgave him for the accident and sees him as his best friend. It doesn't take too much to realize Vlad still resents Jack deeply, from closing the door on him or even pushing him out of the photo to get close to Maddie. Even his kids could tell right away Vlad has the hots for Maddie, which Jack cannot tell.
  • Hypocrite: In "Control Freaks," Jack scowls at Danny for not thinking before acting... and this is coming from someone who's literally done no better in previous episodes.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He is sometimes the subject of hypocrisy-based jokes.
    • "Fright Night" has Jack, in response to seeing that Tucker plans to go trick-or-treating, ask if Tucker is a little old to be walking around in public in a stupid costume. This is coming from a grown man who almost always wears an orange hazmat suit.
    • In "Maternal Instinct", he responds to his wife Maddie lamenting how much she misses the time she spent with their son when Danny was younger by addressing that all children have to grow up sometime, then goes back to playing with toys of himself and a ghost.
  • Idiot Houdini: He was responsible for the lab accident that gave Vlad Masters a case of echo-acne, as well as his ghost powers. All because he negligently poured diet cola into the Ecto-Filtrator instead of the Ecto-Purifier, like he was suppose to.
  • It's All About Me: While he really loves his family, he tends to easily forget when in "the zone" and puts his feelings and research before them constantly until forced by the circumstances.
  • Manchild: Very goofy and immature. Best shown in the Christmas Episode; he still believes in Santa Claus and has spent years arguing with Maddie over his existence. Another good example is when he is shown playing with toys of himself and a ghost in "Maternal Instincts" while reminding his wife that all children have to grow up sometime.
  • Moral Myopia: Has no qualms with hurting ghosts, but dislikes when the opposite happens to him.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Seriously, this guy shouldn't be allowed to use anything more dangerous than a pair of scissors.
  • Mirror Character: Honestly, he and Vlad are almost identical. It's shown better in the bad future where Vlad accepts and treats Danny with the same amount of love and respect that the Fentons do. They're both selfish, driven, somewhat amoral and form a very deep line between "them and us". However, Jack knows when to back off if he's taken things too far; Vlad, not so much.
  • Oblivious to Hatred: Throughout the original series, Jack always saw Vlad as his best friend and practically idolized the guy, unaware of the sheer hatred Vlad felt towards him for causing the accident that hospitalized him and gave him his powers, as well as for marrying Maddie, the woman Vlad wanted for himself.
  • One Head Taller: Jack is significantly taller than his wife, Maddie.
  • One True Love: To Maddie. No matter how much Vlad deludes himself into believing otherwise, Maddie will ever only love Jack. This includes a timeline where Vlad got what he wanted and married Maddie, and his own computer program, a hologram of Maddie who reveals in her "dying" moments that she never loved him, instead loving "The Jack Program". In turn, Jack has never shown interest in any other woman besides Maddie.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Jack has some serious moments that stun even his family:
    • Jack is usually babbling about ghosts and is eager to catch one. However, when he overhears his son complaining about his Bumbling Dad tendencies, Jack doesn't even react a bit when Danny Phantom appears so he could catch him (completely baffling Danny). This shows Jack genuinely wants to be looked up by his son and how much his disapproval filled him with shame.
    • Likewise, when Jack forgot his anniversary with his wife (for the eighteenth time) due to his obsession with ghosts, Jack actually realized his mistake and intended to make up for it — something he'd never done before in eighteen years — and Jazz was driven into a deep Heroic BSoD.
  • Papa Wolf: Trust us. Hurting his family or trying to? Bad idea.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Aside from not seeing the connection between Danny Fenton and Danny Phantom, despite admitting they have the same name and it's confusing, he almost never notices the harm or embarrassment his kids go through.
  • Parents as People: While he's portrayed as a decent, loving man, his obsession with ghosts leaves him blind to the embarrassment his activities can cause Danny.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Enjoys knitting, which he finds "artsy and relaxing".
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Averted. He alludes to Danny that he makes a decent living making non-ghost hunting inventions. At any rate, all of his more amazing inventions don't have much practical application outside of ghost hunting.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is less clueless about his son's feelings for Sam, despite constantly forgetting her name.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He went from Bumbling Dad to Genius Bruiser over the course of the series.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Jack's body shape is basically a rectangle with short stubby legs.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Maddie. Sure he's not exactly ugly but he is over weight and hefty.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Not only do most of his inventions cause trouble, he invented portals meant to enter an alternate world that turned his best friend and his son into half-ghost hybrids, with the former being resentful and becoming a supervillain who has endangered several people in his plans, including his son.
  • Vibrant Orange: Jack wears an orange jumpsuit and is the goofy, extroverted and enthusiastic one between himself and Maddie.
  • Wrong Assumption: Not to the extent of Valerie, who was manipulated by Vlad. Jack, along with Maddie, thinks Danny Phantom is a villain, that he's the real hero of Amity Park, and that he's feared amongst the Ghost Zone. In actuality, Danny Phantom is both the hero and his son, he's a laughing stock and a source of property damage in Amity Park, and no one from the Ghost Zone really cares about him.

    Madeline "Maddie" Fenton 
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What, you think I sit home and invent new cookies all day?
Voiced by: Kath Soucie (English), María Teresa Hernández (Latin American Spanish), Izabela Dąbrowska (Polish)

Equally obsessed with ghost hunting and research as her husband Jack, Maddie nevertheless remains far more logical, competent, and calmer then her husband. She is the main romantic target for Vlad.


  • Action Mom: Maddie is a ninth degree martial artist!
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: Their ghost hunting craze causes Danny a lot of embarrassment.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: It's revealed in "The Fright Before Christmas" she's gotten into annual fights with Jack to disprove the existence of Santa, despite that she spends her time building weapons to fight ghosts.
  • Berserk Button: After Vlad's confession in "Maternal Instincts", she becomes very unhappy at his presence.
  • Brainy Brunette: Fits both criteria, especially the brainy part.
  • Characterization Marches On: Zigzagged. The premiere episode "Mystery Meat" makes her as loopy as her husband, to the point that they both assume their daughter Jazz is a ghost impersonating her for ridiculous reasons. This goes back and forth throughout the course of the series in that while she's still as obsessed with ghosts as Jack is, she's also more or less rational and sensible than her husband.
  • Covert Pervert: She was very ecstatic when Jack mentions he has "buns of steel".
  • Cute and Psycho: It's downplayed, but unlike her husband who's more likely to blast ghosts to smithereens, Maddie wants to keep ghosts, who keep in mind are fully sentient beings, in tact to painfully dissect them for study. When Danny visited an alternate timeline Maddie who was the same as the mainstream, her first reaction is to capture him, strap him to an operating table, and invite him to scream all he wanted as she cut him alive.
  • Education Mama:
    • Lampshaded in "Fanning the Flames" when she tells Danny and Jazz, who were under Ember’s spell(s), that they should be studying for the Northwestern 9 Standardized Test.
    • In "Teacher of the Year", she sets the gold standard for Danny that as a Fenton he's suppose to get all A's.
  • Happily Married: Like many series, her husband is less-then-perfect, but she loves him, a key point that Danny uses against Vlad. Plus, it seems like no matter what the situation with them is, alternate universe or even holographic programming, they will always be madly in love with each other.
  • Hartman Hips: Even by Butch's standards, her thighs are massive.
  • Hazmat Suit: Is almost never seen outside of her blue hazmat suit.
  • Helicopter Parents: Arguably more so than her husband when it comes to her daughter Jazz. She's very interested in her daughter's love life and loudly announces her daughter is single to the boys of her high school to get her a boyfriend.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: A large bust, narrow waist and large hips accentuated by her near skintight jumpsuit. The only character who surpasses her in this regard is Desiree.
  • Lust Object: For all of Vlad's talk of love, it's clear his feelings for Maddie are closer to this. He has photos of her, a stuffed doll of her, and loyal holographic AI of her. He has no issue killing the man she loves, and even her kids if they keep getting in his way, to have her all to himself. He's more in love with having Maddie than Maddie herself.
  • Mama Bear: Really. Just... don't try and hurt the Fenton kids.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Not as much as Jack though.
  • Parenting the Husband: She's more mature and a little more responsible than her husband. Sometimes, she has to step in and take action.
  • Shaking the Rump: In the episode "Secret Weapon", Maddie was shaking her rump in victory after beating Jack in a game of checkers.
  • Stacy's Mom: Just as attractive as she was in college and at least Tucker has acknowledged her beauty.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Jack. Sure he's not exactly ugly but he is over weight and hefty.
  • Women Are Wiser: Or relatively so. She's still ghost obsessed, but would rather study the remains.

    Valerie Gray 
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See why I need to hunt these ghosts? They think they can do whatever they want, but somebody has to stop them.
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle and Cree Summer [English], Maritza Rojas (Latin American Spanish), Magdalena Smalara (Polish)

Valerie started off as the Rich Bitch before a ghost dog (with Danny in tow) cost her father his job, forcing her to lead a poor, unpopular existence. She was given advanced ghost weapons from Vlad Masters by mail and used them to exact her revenge. She eventually makes it a full time job with Danny Phantom as her primary target. She grows to see the world beyond her once shallow view and eventually develops a romantic interest with Danny Fenton, unaware of his alter ego.


  • Aborted Arc: It's obvious they meant to wrap up her storyline with Vlad more neatly, but thanks to the sudden cancellation, not so much. She just gets a brief mention and small non-speaking cameo in "Phantom Planet".
  • Action Girl: Valerie makes it her life's work to take out any ghost she comes across, especially the Ghost Boy.
  • Anti-Hero: She begins her ghost career specifically to get revenge on the ghosts she held responsible for her ruined life. Her actions start to become more noble in time, but many of her deep seated prejudices remain.
  • Arch-Enemy: Skulker and Valerie both qualify as close contenders, but their respective pursuits of Danny were used less and less as the writers chose to focus on the Danny/Vlad conflict.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Is the recipient of one from Danny in "D-Stabilized".
    Danny: "Fine! Destroy ghosts! But can you really take part in destroying a human?" She can't.
  • Badass Normal: Even without her ghost hunting tech, she's a ninth degree black belt.
  • Batman Gambit: In "D-Stabilized", Valerie used Danielle in order to capture Danny.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She is not exactly slim, but has a very curvy body.
  • Black-and-White Insanity: Largely because she initially came from a spoiled upbringing, but she initially starts out utterly hating Danny Phantom blaming him for the downgrade in social status that happened to her and her father. Despite Danny proving time and again he isn't a bad guy, even saving her on numerous occasions, she comes to see him and all ghosts as evil in general after that (ironically the ghost that started all this, Cujo, was just an animal acting on instincts). It's only after "D-Stabilized" that she finally realizes ghosts have morality and she need to focus on those that would actually do harm like Vlad (Unfortunately this was at the tail end of the series, so this didn't get explored).
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: When she first had the costume given by Vlad, her face is completely faceless to hide her identity. Her later appearances when wearing the suit gave her just eyes to give more expression.
  • Character Development: At the start of her introduction, Valerie was just as much of a snobby, vain Rich Bitch as her peers. Upon losing her wealth, she slowly but surely becomes more humble — becoming more kind and friendly, even falling for Nice Guy Danny Fenton.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: A 14-year old who knows ninth degree martial arts.
  • Co-Dragons: One of Vlad's chief allies in his rivalry with Danny alongside the mercenary, less arc-oriented Skulker, though due to Vlad needing to keep up his benevolent charade to her the two are never employed in the same plans and Valerie and Skulker are clear enemies. She leaves her mentor in "D-Stabilized" once she realizes how evil he truly is.
  • Cool Loser: Becomes a complete outcast after losing her wealth, to the point of initially having no friends to hang out with and Eating Lunch Alone. This is despite still having her good looks, fashion sense, athletic skills, and social skills. She slowly veers into the Cool Loser archetype after developing a much nicer, more laid-back personality (at least as a high school girl and not putting her villainous side in consideration), but still remains unpopular and shunned, likely because her days as a nasty Alpha Bitch left everyone giving her the cold shoulder.
  • Costume Evolution: Was given a new version of her suit after Danny destroyed the original one.
  • Daddy's Girl: She's close to her father and one episode had her wanting to capture the bounty on Dani Phantom and to move them out of their apartment.
  • Dating Catwoman: She had a relationship with Danny as a human, unaware of his ghost nature.
  • Demoted to Extra: Following her breakup with Danny at the end of "Flirting with Disaster" and two non-speaking appearances in "Kindred Spirits" and "Double Cross My Heart", she virtually disappeared for most of Season 3 before returning in "D-Stabilized", then later made a small, non-speaking cameo in the Grand Finale. And her story arc wasn't even completed yet!
  • Enemy Mine: Due to her Anti-Hero status, she has teamed up with Danny on occasions against greater threat or because the circumstances forced them to do so.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She may hate ghosts, but when Dani was on the verge of turning melting to goop, she realized she didn't have it in her to let her die since she was half human.
  • Fallen Princess: Her family was originally very well off.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates ghosts and believes they're Always Chaotic Evil.
  • Foil: She became one to Paulina, the other popular girl of Casper High. Paulina disliked Danny Fenton after meeting him and fell for Danny Phantom after he rescued her. Valerie disliked Danny Phantom after meeting him and fell for Danny Fenton after he saves her from a persistent Stalker with a Crush.
  • Future Badass: In "The Ultimate Enemy", she's shown as a protector of Amity Park along with her father, one of the last holdouts from Dark Danny's rampage. From their dialogue, they've been managing for quite awhile and it's only due to Dark Danny's obtaining the Ghostly Wail that their defenses fell. When present Danny ends up in their timeline, she likewise let's slip she knew that Phantom and he were the same when she gets knocked out.
  • Hartman Hips: More noticeable when in her battle suit.
  • Heel Realization: In "D-Stabilized", she finally realizes what kind of man Vlad really is and he's been using her to do his dirty work all along.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Valarie made it clear that she believes Vlad is a good man since she was the one who gave her weapons to hunt ghosts, obliviously not even questioning why he gave them to her in the first place; to hunt Danny down and monitor him for a secret project. She also believes Vlad's lies that Dani is out to kill him, turning a blind eye when she shows her that she's unstable and vitally unable to cause any harm. Both Danny and Dani call her out on this until she eventually realizes that both Phantoms were right when discovering Vlad's true nature for herself.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Hunts down and captures ghosts.
  • Hypocrite: She once accused Danny of being "insensitive" towards her during their parenting project, when she herself acted no better towards him. In the end, though, she apologizes to Danny (directly and indirectly) for her harshness.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Valerie started off as spoiled and self absorbed, and initially hunted ghosts for revenge. However, over the course of the series, she's more humble and is more focused on protecting others. For example, in "Flirting With Disaster" she and Danny broke up and decided to stay as friends in order to protect him.
  • Just a Kid: Valerie remarks this about herself when her ghost-hunting benefactor reveals himself. "But why me? I'm, like, fourteen."
  • Knight Templar: Thinks all ghosts are evil.
  • Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: She likes Danny Fenton. Phantom, not so much. Amusingly, this makes her the opposite of Paulina, who loves Phantom and hates his human self.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is Gray — as in, morally gray since she's neither good or bad.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: After her initial hunting gear was destroyed, Technus secretly provided her with improved armor and equipment in the hopes that she would destroy Danny for him.
  • Mirror Character: Valerie and Paulina are both popular girls at Danny's school who dislike him initially for plenty of reasons (in large part because he's an outcast even before the ghost powers), and both fall for one of Danny's selves after they're saved by him.
  • Misery Builds Character: Early in the series, Valerie was cruel, selfish, and mean-spirited like her popular friends. However, her descent into unpopularity begins to change her into a nicer, less egotistical person to the people around her, making new, better friends while looking upon her former "friends" with disdain and disgust. She also becomes more compassionate and caring, going from just wanting to get revenge on ghosts like Danny to endangering herself to protect Amity Park from ghost attacks.
  • Missing Mom: No mention is ever made about where her mother is.
  • Never My Fault: In her second appearance, she tries to pull this on Danny when they get captured by Skulker. But Danny calls her out on it.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: A downplayed example. During Reign Storm, she ends up being rescued by Team Phantom and having a talk with Sam and Tucker when they're back in the Fenton household. By this point, she is in process of becoming a better person, but the two still are cold to her.
    Valerie: You guys don't like me very much, do you?
    Sam: We don't know you very much. And honestly, you used to be pretty mean to us. You think we're just gonna start hanging out with you without wondering what you want?
  • Sassy Black Woman
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She didn't have any fondness for Danny Fenton until the two of them started spending time together. She grows to like him for being a Nice Guy. Interestingly, she seemed to like Tucker a bit in "Shades Of Gray" when he allows himself to get caught so that her secret life of hunting ghosts wouldn't get exposed.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Valerie started out as a rather spoiled, superficial girl, and by the end of the second season, could kick major ghost butt without her suit using little more than her housekeys.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While Valerie never got over her grudge with Danny Phantom, she abandoned her Alpha Bitch view of the world, going from looking down at Danny, to becoming his genuine friend, to his actual girlfriend. And her ghost hunting which began as an outlet of vengeance for her ruined life, into a genuine desire to protect others.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: In her focused ep, Danny saved her from Cujo and likewise pacified him for good upon finding his chew toy. He was willing to call a truce with Valerie, but she just used the opportunity to sucker punch him, only being stopped when her father heard the commotion and she had to flee the scene.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Of Vlad, who provided her with her ghost-hunting equipment.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Her temporary crush on Danny's human side coexisted with her desire to hunt down his ghost side.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She genuinely thinks Danny Phantom is evil and wants to stop ghosts from destroying the world.
  • Worthy Opponent: Initially, she hated Danny Phantom and just wanted him dead out of blind spite. Come the end of "D-Stabilized", however, she seems to view him as this, letting him go while taking one last shot with a grin.
    Valerie: But don't think this is gonna last — tomorrow, it's game on!
    Danny: And I'll be ready to play!
  • Would Hurt a Child: Valerie had no qualms blasting a defenseless little girl, Dani, out of the sky and even laughed, but that was only because she was focused on her being a ghost then and later realized that she's human, too.
  • Wrong Assumption: Believes herself to fill the role in the story that Danny does, a teenage superhero with too much on their plate and a screwy home life that they have to deal with while saving people from dangerous monsters. In reality, she's the antihero rival.

    Dash Baxter 
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Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock (English), Ángel Balam (Latin American Spanish), Grzegorz Małecki (Polish)

Standard issue bullying jock who on the outside is the typical menacing antagonist in Danny's school while deep inside, he portrays a far more sensitive soul, used mostly for laughs.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: The opening of "Attack of the Killer Garage Sale" has him fawning over Jazz and later inviting her to his party. Not only is she annoyed by him since he not only didn't listen to her tutoring him, she evidently didn't take kindly to him being mean to Danny. She only agreed to go if Danny was invited, but revealed to Danny she had no intention of going at all. In "Frightmare", she had a nightmare of being married to him.
  • Big Jerk on Campus: Being the most popular boy in Casper High.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A male version as he is constantly bullying his peers but sucks up to the teachers, he is also stated to be "exempt from scorn" due to being the star football player.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's not only leader of the football team, but he's also shown to be part of the basketball team. In "Fright Night", assuming he didn't get someone else to do it (which is likely) then he has knowledge on building cardboard animatronics and has some understanding on athlete's foot and the negative effects it has. And yet, he does not consider any of these necessary to know outside of high school, convinced he'll never amount to anything after he graduates.
  • The Bully: And he knows it!
  • Camp Straight: Despite being a macho Jerk Jock, Dash secretly collects teddy bears, listens to boy bands, watches the romance channel and has a pet chihuahua named Pooky. He however only expressed interest in Paulina and Jazz.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Despite being the Big Man on Campus, he doesn't tend to have much success with the ladies. Both Jazz and Paulina react with annoyance whenever he flirts with him, even though he's friends with the latter.
  • Dumb Jock: Not exactly talented in the brains department.
  • Expy: Of Flash Thompson, being a blond popular Jerk Jock who picks on the protagonist while ironically admiring his superhero alter ego. They have very similar names to top it off.
  • Future Loser: It's been stated multiple times that he's living in his glory days and his life will go downhill after high school, a fact that he's aware of but makes no effort to change.
  • Hates My Secret Identity: While he idolizes Danny Phantom, he has no problems bullying Danny Fenton.
  • Hopeless Suitor:
    • He once hit on Jazz, who doesn't take kindly to him bullying her little brother. In fact, she had a nightmare where she was married to him.
    • Paulina doesn't seem to like him as anything more than a friend and is annoyed whenever he hits on her.
  • Irony: He enjoys tormenting and bullying Danny Fenton, in spite of being a fanboy of his alter ego, Danny Phantom.
  • Jaded Washout: He believes that his life will inevitably go downhill after high school and once laments that he's "another day closer to a life spent pumping gas".
  • Jerk Jock: There's somewhat of a twist on this trope in that despite acting up to the Jerk Jock stereotype, he is also strangely prescient as to the future of most fictional Jerk Jocks, as he casually makes references to high school being the peak of his life and having to face a future of pumping gas.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. Oftentimes when you think he's going to mellow out and tone down on his bullying ways, he immediately goes back to being a jerk and picking on Danny, best exemplified in "Pirate Radio" and "Micro-Management". In spite of this, he does have his moments that show he isn't all bad. As mentioned, he has helped Danny on some occasions with ghosts, gets along surprisingly decently with his friends, and after Danny's identity is revealed to the world, he jumps at the chance to defend him. The finale even implies that he, along with the rest of Casper High's antagonistic students, will at least be making an effort to become better people.
  • Jerkass to One: He'll bully just about anyone below a certain popularity level, but Danny seems to be his favorite target. While Sam and Tucker do get some flack from him, it's usually collateral damage from him picking on Danny. Even when Sam gets the school cafeteria to adopt a new vegetarian menu he hates, it's Danny he takes his anger out on, not Sam who's actually to blame for the change. One episode even opens with Danny commenting that Dash's default response to a bad grade is to target him.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In the pilot episode, Danny, Sam, and Tucker are punished for a food fight he caused solely because Dash is the school's star quarterback and Mr. Lancer decided to look the other way. That being said, he did receive his comeuppance when he was buried in all sorts of meat when Danny made the garbage dumpster full of said meat intangible. He is also painfully aware that his Karma Houdini status will go away once he graduates high school, and how he's going to be miserable for the rest of his life.
  • Lazy Bum: Played With. As a member of Casper High's Football Team (as well as other sports teams), he isn't exactly lazy in the traditional sense due to obviously being a very physically active person, but it has been stated multiple times that his life will go downhill after high school at the rate he's going, which is something that even he knows; but he doesn't even try to do anything to prevent this from happening, even though he could easily just become a professional athlete.
  • Likes Older Women: Both of the girls he's expressed interest in, Jazz and Paulina, are older than him (though admittedly not by much).
  • Mugging the Monster: Constantly picks on Danny, unaware of his powerful alter-ego.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He does have a soft side for music, this is seen in "Doctor's Disorders" where he's watching a music video when he expresses his love for the music of a singer who is clearly based on Bette Milder.
    • Not to mention, shielding Danny, Sam, and Tucker, after his identity was revealed to the world.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: As the star football player, the teachers often give Dash's bullying behavior a free pass. Best displayed in the pilot episode, where Mr. Lancer punishes Danny, Sam, and Tucker for a food fight Dash started while Dash gets off scot-free, declaring that his athletic status makes him "exempt from scorn."
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Calls himself "King of Casper High". Although, as shown above, he knows full well his future is far from great.
  • Unmanly Secret: In “Attack of the Killer Garage Sale”, it’s revealed that he has a massive collection of pastel-colored teddy bears in his closet. Danny uses this to his advantage at the end of the episode by making said collection spill out of Dash’s locker.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In "Micro-Management", he gets shrunk with Danny. When they hide from Skulker in a mouse hole, he questions the absence of a matchbox sofa and a coffee table made from a spool of thread. Danny says he watches way too many cartoons.
  • Younger Than They Look: Dash could probably pass himself off as a college student, but he's only 14, the same age as Danny.
  • You Watch Too Much X: Cartoons, according to Danny.

    Paulina Sanchez 
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Voiced by: Maria Canals Barrera (English), Jhaidy Barboza (Latin American Spanish), Barbara Kałużna (Polish)

A girl Danny held a crush on before he wised up and moved on. She's the standard issue Alpha Bitch and like all stereotypes like her, tends to victimize the less popular girls and focus primary on shallow mannerisms. She harbors a crush on Danny Phantom, but won't give Danny Fenton the time of day.


  • Alpha Bitch: The most popular girl in school and loves to rub it in people's faces. In her debut episode, she agreed to go on a date with Danny solely because she believed she was stealing him from Sam.
  • Bare Midriffs Are Feminine: She always wear tops that show off her navel, emphasizing her status as the popular Alpha Bitch.
  • Bait the Dog: Played With Paulina, in the episode "Memory Blank" invites Danny, Sam, and Tucker to her 15th birthday party because she always sees the ghost boy around them. Paulina is upfront with the fact that she's only inviting Danny and his friends because she wants the ghost boy to be there, and she still sees them as losers and doesn't even bother to try and hide the fact from them. While her motives are selfish, she says it in a way that is at least honest and doesn't seem like she'd mind their presence. Danny seems more than happy to attend her party and fulfill her request. However, later, when Danny (as Phantom) saves Paulina from one of the ghosts that are after her, she tries to use this chance to invite him to her party and specifically states that this means she can also un-invite human Danny and his friends, much to the ghost boy's shock. While not outright stated, it's implied that this is the point where Danny starts to lose interest in her because of that and for acting so selfish and callous by playing with his feelings in his human form. In the end, Danny chooses not to go to her birthday party after all.
  • Berserk Button: Being called shallow as revealed in "Parental Bonding".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts sweet and flirtatious but is very self absorbed, vain, manipulative and sometimes borderline sadistic.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: She is extremely spoiled, obsessed with fashion and beauty and has her very rich father wrapped around her finger.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "Memory Blank", she seems to have realized that the Ghost Boy always appears whenever Danny Fenton and his friends are around and invites them to her party just so he'll show up. She doesn't make any further connections even after the name Danny Phantom became publicly known.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: She's been said to based on Lois Lane of the Superman comics, being love with the superhero but not his civilian counterpart. The two could not be more different. Lois Lane was a grown adult who still saw Clark Kent as a good friend and co-worker and fell for him long before she found out he was Superman the entire time; Paulina Sanchez is a spoiled brat who only ever interacts with Danny Fenton if she has to and doesn't hide she only has feelings for Danny Phantom.
  • Daddy's Girl: It's heavily implied that she is this to her overprotective father, as shown in her debut episode "Parental Bonding," as Danny upsetting Paulina will not please her father in any way.
  • Dude Magnet: A lot of boys find her attractive.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Snaps at Kwan for suggesting they throw a party at Dash's house when all of their parents have been kidnapped in "Pirate Radio".
  • Expy: Basically, she's Liz Allen during her high school days, only Latina instead of white.
  • Fangirl: Of Danny Phantom since he saved her life.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's apparently a decent chef, since she bakes Danny cookies as a bribe in "Beauty Marked".
  • First Love: Danny crushed on her for half of the series before wising up after becoming more and more aware of her unpleasant attitude.
  • Informed Deformity: She's known for having flawless skin, though in "Doctor's Disorders" Spectra says it's nearly flawless and points out she has a mole, then asks if it's obvious. The problem is it's not, because she's never drawn with a mole. While it's possible she has one, it's more than like on someplace always clothed, meaning it's not obvious.
  • Insistent Terminology: She never refers to Danny Phantom as Danny Phantom after he tells all of Amity Park what his name is, only the Ghost Boy or Inviso-Bill (though she drops this after he tells everyone that's not his name).
  • Irony: She couldn't care less about Danny Fenton but is romantically obsessed with his ghost half. Double irony is that Danny had a major crush on her at the start of the series before wising up to her less than pleasant nature.
  • It's All About Me: Is implied to have this belief, as Sam occasionally (and rightfully) calls her "shallow".
  • Kick the Dog: Paulina shows her more sadistic, heartless side in "Shades of Gray" when she shunned Valerie from the in-crowd, and showed no remorse nor concern for Valerie's situation at all.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: By trying to invite Danny's ghost half in order to un-invite human Danny and his friends, Paulina shows Danny just how selfish and callous she really is, and as a result, he realizes he took his own friends for granted and chooses not to go to her birthday party in the end as either form. It's also implied that this is the moment where Danny beings to lose interest in her, meaning that she pretty much ruined any chances she may have had with "her ghost boy" because of her actions.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: She couldn't care less about Danny Fenton, but she's madly in love with Danny Phantom.
  • Love Triangle: For the first part of the series was in one with Danny and Sam.
  • Mirror Character: Valerie and Paulina are both popular girls at Danny's school who dislike him initially for plenty of reasons (in large part because he's an outcast even before the ghost powers), and both fall for one of Danny's selves after they're saved by him.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She's one of the first civilians to realize that Danny Phantom's a good guy and accept him as such.
    • In "King Tuck", she helps Sam save Tucker from Hotep-Ra without being asked or demanded to and without any complaining.
    • In one of the Danny Phantom comics by Nick Magazine, she offers some of her roses to Sam when she learns no one gave her anything for Valentine's.
  • Proud Beauty: She takes pride in her looks, something Spectra took advantage of.
  • Rich Bitch: In contrast to Sam, she flaunts her money and thinks it justifies her looking down on people.
  • Romantic False Lead: She is basically this for Danny. Even developing a crush on his ghost half didn't change the chances either.
  • Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: Paulina has many admirers but the guy she likes is the town hero Danny Phantom, who despite his rocky start, has become very famous. This also has shades of Single Woman Seeks Good Man since she does genuinely admire Danny Phantom and is grateful that he saved her life.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She is madly in love with Danny Phantom since he saved her life and is one of his most avid supporters.
    • In "Memory Blank" her birthday wish was to meet him and she was willing to let Danny, Sam and Tucker come if they could get "the ghost boy" to show up (but she was quick to un-invite them if she could get Phantom herself).
    • She was overjoyed to learn of Danny's secret in "Reality Trip" and kissed him, even stated that she "wrapped her mind around Paulina Fenton".
  • Self-Deprecation: She denies that she's shallow, but then has no trouble admitting "But then again, I'm not that deep either!"
  • Spicy Latina: She is Hispanic, very stubborn and the most beautiful girl at Casper High.
  • Spoiled Brat: Has a father that can rent out a country club for her birthday, and boy does it show.
  • Stalker Shrine: She had turned her locker in one dedicated to Danny Phantom, complete with candles and pictures of her hero.

    Kwan 
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Voiced by: Dat Phan and James Sie (English), Luis Carreño (Latin American Spanish), Leszek Lichota (Polish)

Dash's best friend and fellow jock, who while having jerk jock tendencies himself is a lot nicer than Dash and the other popular kids.


    Star 
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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle and Tara Strong (English), Anabella Silva and Lidia Abautt (Latin American Spanish), Julia Kołakowska (Polish)

Paulina's best friend.


  • Art Evolution: By the later portion of Season 2, her design is given minor changes. Her eyelashes aren't visible, her nose isn't as round and the "9" on her shirt disappears.
  • Beta Bitch: She mostly hangs around with Paulina to maintain some popularity.
  • Hidden Depths: Tries to get Danny's pageant vote in Beauty Marked by bribing him with a stack of completed math homework... completed through the next semester.
    • Also, it's shown in "Flirting with Disaster" that she is still friends with Valerie.
  • Implied Love Interest: "Frightmare" suggests Danny has or had a crush on her, despite how vocal she was about disliking him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She looks quite similar to her second voice actor, Tara Strong.
  • Lean and Mean: She's the skinniest character of the recurring cast. She's also one of the meaner students.
  • Love Interest: An on-and-off interest for Tucker, Depending on the Writer.
  • Only One Name: We never learn her last name. Fanon has suggested it's either Strong, like Tara Strong, or starting with an M, like Sam's last name of Manson.
  • Pair the Spares: Occasionally is seen dating Kwan.
  • Pet the Dog: While she treats Tucker very harshly when they briefly date, she's surprisingly gentle when she breaks up with him for Kwan and tells him that she hopes they can be friends.
  • Recurring Extra: She has no major importance in any of the episodes she appears in. Her only significance is in the B-plot of "Lucky in Love", where she was finally named.
  • Satellite Character: Lampshaded. She mostly hangs around with Paulina to maintain some popularity. Though in "Flirting with Disaster," Star appears to still be friends with Valerie, even though Valerie isn't "popular" anymore.

    Elliot 
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

A foreign exchange student from Hungary visiting Amity Park under the name "Gregor" and Sam's second love interest. He's later revealed to be an American boy from Michigan.


  • Derailing Love Interest: Gregor exists purely to throw an obstacle between the hero and his official love interest, and only appears in his debut.
  • Fauxreigner: Hungarian "Gregor" is actually a kid from Michigan named Elliot who made up the name, accent, and background just to impress Sam. Naturally, Sam dumps him for this deceit.
  • Freudian Slip: When Tucker won't stop being quiet, Gregor finally loses patience and blows up at him, losing his Hungarian accent in the process.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After being attacked by the Guys in White when they initially believed him to be the ghost boy, Elliot decides that Amity Park is "too crazy" for him and hot tails back to Michigan. He's neither seen nor mentioned again.

    Mr. Lancer 
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Voiced by: Ron Perlman (English), Juan Guzmán (Latin American Spanish), Sławomir Pacek (Polish)

The primary teacher (and vice-principal) of Casper High. Often strict with an inability to connect with his students, Mr. Lancer may seem like a bullying mentor to Danny (at times, he will often favor Dash simply because he's a popular football player), but deep down, he wants all his students to succeed, so that he can satisfy his own ego.


  • Adults Are Useless: He turns a blind eye to Dash’s bullying just because he’s a football star.
    • Though he grows out of this somewhat in the Halloween episode he's still pretty unfair. Whereas when Dash is about to hit Danny he initially intended to punish BOTH for "having a fight" even though Dash was clearly the only one intending to hit the other. Then he has them compete to make the best haunted house to determine who doesn't get punished and later makes Dash the winner (when he initially declared it a tie) after Jack and Maddie accidentally embarrass him.
    • There's also the fact that in The Ultimate Enemy, he just warns/scares his students that they’ll be sent to work at the Nasty Burger if they don't do well in the C.A.T., rather than actually helping and/or encouraging them if they have a problem... especially because of Lancer's methods.
  • Ambiguous Situation: His first name is never said. However, during "Teacher of the Year", his in-game avatar for DOOMED has an L on his chest. In the game, all the male characters have the first initial of their first name as a Chest Insignia, even Technus, whose name of "Nicolai" is never said. This could mean his first name starts with an L, which would make it an Alliterative Name, though since it's never said it could be he chose to only use his last name.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call him "Old Man".
  • Butt-Monkey: He has a few embarrassing yet hilarious moments throughout the series where he can't simply catch a break.
  • Characterization Marches On: In "Fright Night", he seemed to turn a eye to Danny "cheating" to make his room scary because he had two scary rooms, but then declares Dash the winner not because Danny cheated, but because his parents embarrassed him in front of Tetslaff. However, as shown in The Ultimate Enemy, Lancer believes that any form of cheating is highly unethical, especially on a test, and takes it very seriously. This may justified because actual school tests, like the C.A.T.'s, are more important than silly ol' anti-detention projects.
  • Dirty Coward: In “Public Enemies”, he used Principal Ishiyama as a human shield to protect himself from Wulf.
  • Fat Bastard: Middle-aged gut, but, figuratively, he tends to throw his weight around.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: He used to have hair when he was younger, but ended up bald.
  • Hidden Depths: He loves playing online games, and was a cheerleader in high school.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He does sort of look like a cartoonish Ron Perlman with a shaved head and goatee.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While a total jerk and Sadist Teacher, he does bring up solid points. For one thing, he's right that, whether he likes it or not, tests are still essential and Danny's failings in either or all of his classes could cause him to be held back a year.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Throughout the series he has been nothing but a narcissistic Sadist Teacher, who constantly displays a Condescending Compassion tone of voice. The only times when he “cares” about his students is when he can benefit the current situation at hand. In addition, whenever he has been “fair” to his students, it usually involves either him playing favorites with the popular students or if he can solely benefit from the situation. And while he has been a Dirty Coward before, he's demonstrated a willingness to jump in and protect his students if need be, if only to realize he is way out of depth.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He subtly can be this when the need suits him: In “Teacher of the Year”, he uses his power and authority as a school teacher to coerce Danny into studying for his make-up test under his supervision, until he’s ready. And, he’s not doing it as a favor for Danny’s benefit, he’s doing because if Danny fails he fails as a teacher. In addition, he used guilt-tripping and reverse psychology, and it worked.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In "The Ultimate Enemy", while Danny's family and friends were 'Gone But Not Forgotten' after the Nasty Burger explosion, he was just 'Gone'.
  • Narcissist: Massive ego? Check. Lack of Empathy? Check. Self-centered and self-absorbed? Double check. Exploitative? Check.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He has a photo of his "sister" (actually him in a dress) and explains that he uses this job to see her again, thereby motivating students to get better. Lampshaded when he wonders why no one ever figures it out.
  • Pet the Dog: Played with. The “one time” he actually gave Danny a break. At the ending of "The Ultimate Enemy", where Clockwork takes Danny back in time to when the C.A.T. test was taking place, and decides to return the answers, as well as “confess” to Lancer he “slightly peeked”, he is much more lenient towards Danny than in previous episodes, by letting him take the test in detention rather than fail him right on the spot. All the while ignoring the possibility about how Danny got the answers in the first place.
  • Sadist Teacher: He's shown as a strict bitter teacher that unfairly punishes students:
    • He deliberately turned a blind eye to Dash's behavior because he’s a star football player.
    • Smugly gave Danny a barely passing grade despite everything he risked with his report on the endangered purple back gorilla.
    • Smugly reassigned Danny a new locker near the music class, after Danny inadvertently made him lose the frogs, knowing that would make him lose his popularity.
    • Whenever Danny's parents inadvertently humiliate him, he punishes Danny since he can't punish them.
    • He also threatens his students into studying the C.A.T. by forcing them to work at the Nasty Burger, inadvertently setting up the events of The Ultimate Enemy.
  • Smug Snake: He is this on several occasions.
  • Stern Teacher: He does this all the time, but one particular episode states that he's doing this job to meet up with his sister. Then it's subverted as he then asks why no one realizes it's him in a dress.
  • Totally Radical: When trying to sound hip, he pulls out a slang dictionary and appears to pick words at random.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Uses book titles that fit the situation.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His attempts to scare the students into taking the C.A.T. test seriously in "The Ultimate Enemy" is what led to events that caused the Danny Fenton of that timeline to become a monster.

    Ms. Tetslaff 
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Voiced by: Laraine Newman

The gym teacher at Casper High.


  • Brawn Hilda: She's a huge, muscular, mannish woman with a deep voice.
  • Gym Class Hell: Her class seems to be terrible for the students, at least judging by what little we see of it.
  • Sadist Teacher: She delights in tormenting the students, such as when she berates Danny and Tucker over their inability to pass the Presidential Fitness Exam and then assigns them tutors to force them through rigorous workouts in order to improve.

    Masters' Blasters 
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Left to right: Download, Thrash, and Vid
Download voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Thrash voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Vid voiced by: Colleen O'Shaughnessey

In the series finale, Vlad finances a group of three teenagers to hunt ghosts as revenge for Danny constantly humiliating him.


  • Action Girl: Vid is just as capable as Thrash and takes to the field.
  • Greed: They aren't villains, but they're definitely less heroic than Danny is, given they insist on getting paid as soon as they save someone.
  • Kid Heroes: Teen variants. Par the course for the show, and invoked by Vlad to compare them to Danny Phantom.
  • Last Episode, New Character: They were the last characters to be introduced in the finale.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: They were just as surprised as everyone else when Vlad reveals himself to be half-ghost to the world. They immediately turn on their boss, but are easily defeated by him.
  • Only in It for the Money: For the most part. They do nothing but their jobs and, as soon as they capture a ghost, they selfishly demand money from the very people they save. It's implied this is what began to tarnish their reputation as "heroes" in the eyes of the public and once Vlad reveals himself to the world, it all went downhill for them.
  • The Rivals: To Danny.
  • Shout-Out: Their team name is one to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, specifically referencing Master Blaster.
  • Sucksessors: Explicitly created by Vlad to fill this function toward Danny. As soon as they arrive, they immediately prove themselves more competent than Danny, humiliating him repeatedly and becoming more popular fast. They are also shown to give a similar treatment to Valerie in a brief scene. In the end, however, they get easily defeated by Vlad when he reveals himself to the world.
  • Surfer Dude: Thrash speaks like one. To a lesser extent, so does Download.
  • Totally Radical: An In-Universe example. Everything about them, from their costumes to their would've-even-been-cheesy-in-the-90s names screams of Vlad promoting them like an out-of-touch executive. The only reason they really get popular at all is because they're shown to actually walk the walk when it comes to ghost hunting.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Vid is female and the other two are male, but there's no relationship dynamic.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After they get taken down by Vlad, they disappear from the plot altogether. Granted, Vlad no longer needed them and with what happened after that, they likely lost people's interest and their jobs.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After successfully shaming Danny into removing his powers, they find themselves on the receiving end of this when their benefactor, Vlad, reveals himself as Plasmius to the world.

    Lance Thunder 
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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (English)

Amity's local weather man, who often finds himself in ghost-related dangerous circumstances.


  • '80s Hair: A huge blonde coif.
  • Catchphrase: "Not the (insert body part)!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: "Wishing he'd taken that job in Chicago, this is Lance Thunder, Action News!"
  • Meaningful Name: He's a weatherman called Lance Thunder. He shares this trait with his co-worker Tiffany Snow.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Often screams "not the hair!" when attacked by ghosts.
  • Not in My Contract: He grumbles constantly that he's a weatherman, not a reporter, and constantly in dangerous situations.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Not surprising, given his job.
  • Sour Supporter: He does his job to the best of his ability, but that doesn't stop him from grumbling about it constantly.

    Alicia 
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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

Maddie's sister, Danny and Jazz's aunt and Jack's sister-in-law. She is divorced and lives in a cabin in Spittoon, Arkansas.


  • Big Sister Instinct: While it's not certain if she's Maddie's big sister or not, she does love Maddie and only wants what is best for her, despite her bitterness and temper, and she is understandably upset when Jack procrastinates in apologizing to her.
  • Does Not Like Men: Somewhat, she is divorced and claims that it was the best decision of her life. She even celebrates the anniversary. Given that the rest of her community joins in the festivities she likely has her reasons.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Gruff as she is, she isn’t wrong that Jacks ghost obsession makes him neglect Maddie (including forgetting their anniversary for the 15th time) and he’s very foolish. She’s also understandably peeved at Jack for wasting his time apologizing.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: She does not like Jack and the feeling is mutual.
  • One-Shot Character: She never appears again after "Prisoners of Love".
  • Overalls and Gingham: She wears typical rural clothes.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Between her and Maddie. Maddie is a beautiful, intelligent, pleasant and eccentric scientist who lives in the city, while Alicia is a gruff, mannish, short-tempered and no-nonsense single woman who lives in a cabin in the woods.
  • Tsundere: Despite her gruffness and dislike of Jack, she does have a softer side, since she was brought to tears when Maddie and Jack threw her a party to celebrate the anniversary of her divorce.

    Maurice and Angela Foley 
Maurice voiced by: Phil LaMarr
Angela voiced by: Kimberly Brooks

Tucker's parents.


  • Failed a Spot Check: In "Life Lessons", Angela baked cookies for a bake sale. She failed to make note that the flour she used were for a school project that her son was looking after, namely the diapers and smiley faces that most flour sacks don't have.
  • Flat Characters: There's no episode that solely focuses on Tucker and his parents, much like how "Control Freaks" delved deep into Sam's relationship with her own parents.
  • Good Parents: Unlike Sam and her more controlling parents, Tucker appears to have a good relationship with his folks.

    Jeremy and Pamela Manson 
Jeremy voiced by: S. Scott Bullock
Pamela voiced by: Laraine Newman

Sam's controlling parents.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: In their mind, they mean well. However, it's clear Sam genuinely wishes her parents weren't so obsessed with what she did and let her have some independence.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: They see Danny (and possibly Tucker in some extent) as a bad influence and the source of Sam's obsession with all things Goth. While his parents have given them some trouble that would cause them to be wary of Danny, they don't see the obvious reasons why Danny would be the cause of it like how he doesn't dress in Goth clothes. They don't see she's acting out because of how controlling they are.
  • Hollywood Genetics: If it weren't for a photo of her grandmother Ida having black hair, one would assume Sam was adopted by Jeremy and Pamela. Her black hair could, in theory, be hair-dye, though neither her parents nor her grandmother have purple eyes.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As lampshaded by Tucker, while they're jerks for trying to stymie Sam's freedom and gothic lifestyle, they were actually right about Circus Gothica being evil; just not in the way they initially assumed.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Not only are they both the complete opposite of their daughter in terms of how they act and dress, Jeremy himself isn't much like his mother, Ida. Jeremy is obsessed with being peppy while also controlling, while Ida clearly thinks Sam should have freedom.
  • Moral Guardians: They are stereotypical conservative parents, who protest against things they find "objectionable, immoral, or obnoxious". This puts them at odds with Sam, because not only is she a goth who is into the things they loathe (such as Circus Gothica), but she's also friends with the son of two eccentric ghost hunters.
  • Overprotective Dad: They mean well but can be overprotective at times. When Sam catches a cold, they hired a team of doctors to watch over her.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: The Mansons do not get along with the Fentons, especially after the former talk badly about the latter's son and their choice of outfit.

    Ida Manson 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Sam's paternal grandmother.


  • Cool Old Lady: Unlike Jeremy and Pamela, she's more understanding of Sam and accepts her for who she is, having been a non-conformist herself in her youth. She even allows Sam to sneak out of their house to go save Danny and disguises herself as Sam to ward off suspicion. It's no surprise that Sam gets along with her better than her parents.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She was first mentioned by Sam in "Parental Bonding" and made two cameo appearances before she's confirmed to be Sam's grandmother in "Control Freak".
  • Good Grandparents: She's very understanding towards her granddaughter, and accepts her wholeheartedly due to being much like her when she was in her youth.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As seen in an old picture of her, she used to be quite a pretty young woman.
  • Like Father, Like Son: She was a non-conformist in her youth like Sam is and understands her better than her parents.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Unlike her son Jeremy, she is supportive of Sam's lifestyle and freedom. In fact, her own behavior was quite similar to Sam's during her youth, and she secretly still holds her unorthodox personality, contrasting with the peppy and conformist Jeremy.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Or grandparent. Unlike her son and daughter-in-law, Ida believes Sam should have some freedom in her life and should be allowed to be herself instead of what her parents try to force her to be.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She bore a resemblance to Sam when she was young.

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    Danielle "Dani" Phantom 
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It's 'Dani' with an 'I.'
Voiced by: AnnaSophia Robb (season 2) and Krista Swan (season 3) [English], Yensi Rivero (Latin American Spanish), Dominika Kluźniak (Polish)

Danny's clone, created by Vlad as a stepping stone to the perfect Danny Fenton/Phantom clone to call as his own son. Unlike the various other Danny clones, Danielle has a mind of her own, possessing a naive behavior with much of Danny's traits and character. She is often childish and spunky, but well-meaning. An imperfect clone, she is constantly dissolving and has to keep her powers in check. She and Danny grow close, with Danny standing up for her without hesitation.


  • Aborted Arc: According to Word of God, had the series continued after Phantom Planet, Jack and Maddie would've adopted her as their daughter, making her Jazz and Danny's younger sister.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Insists on being called Dani, with an I.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Danny seemed to treat her as one at first, albeit more from not trusting her than anything else. He gets over this when he learns what she actually is.
  • Artificial Family Member: She was created in a botched attempt to clone Danny, but he accepts her as family. Although he calls her cousin, it'd be more accurate to call her a genetic twin sister.
  • Artificial Human: She's half-ghost, but she was not born naturally.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a tomboy, has the physical body of a 12 year old, and can use ghostly superpowers, though instability keeps her from using them all at first.
  • Bare Midriffs Are Feminine: Her ghost form's outfit is a more feminine, midriff-baring version of Danny's. Her human form averts this, though.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Danny treating her kindly made her not want to be his enemy.
  • Becoming the Mask: She was likely ordered to pretend to be part of Danny's family to earn his trust. By the end of her first appearance, she and Danny consider each other family regardless of how she came to be.
  • Berserk Button: Before, she instantly flipped when Danny said Vlad didn't care for her. Following the realization he was right, she gained a new button, being taken advantage of.
  • Big Brother Worship: Has shades of this in "D-Stabilized" when she seeks Danny. When he believes she's sided with Valerie to trap him, she insists she'd never betray him.
  • Big Eater: The first thing she does after meeting Danny is ask if he has any food. Then cut to his bed covered in empty boxes and food wrappers.
  • Break the Cutie: Both of her appearances make her go through some form of this.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Unlike the other clones, she's capable of free thinking and doesn't like being seen as expendable. The fact that Danny showed more sympathy and concern for her than Vlad is all she needed to want him as her family instead.
  • Cute Bruiser: When she's not in danger of melting, she's just as capable as Danny in a fight.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Comes with being Danny's clone.
  • Daddy's Girl: She used to be loyal to her creator, Vlad, who she saw as her father. Not anymore.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Another thing she shares with Danny.
    Dani: I gotta get to Danny, fast! (Flies slowly) Or slow, slow's good. (Speed decreases even more) Or slower, even slower's better.
  • Disney Death: Though it came pretty close...
  • Distaff Counterpart: For Danny. Even their names sound similar, something Valerie snarked about.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Granted, she was tricked by Vlad, but despite fooling him and knocking him out twice, Danny seems to fully accept her after she turns on her creator.
    • Subsequently, she had very easily forgiven Valerie for lying to her, using her as bait to capture Danny and handing her to Vlad.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even before her Heel–Face Turn, she was horrified when Vlad had the only other remaining clone overshadow Danny and then tortures him into transforming against his will. Later on, when Vlad demanded that she should overshadow Danny, she's understandably reluctant after seeing what happened to the last clone. Vlad yelling at her that he didn't care if she'd melt proved to be the last straw.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her right arm is inverted from her left in ghost form.
  • Foil: To Jazz. Jazz is Danny's older sister born naturally, Danielle is Danny's genetic sister created unnaturally. Jazz ends up a Badass Normal, while Danielle is born with superpowers like Danny's. While both have child-like qualities and enthusiasm, Jazz is mature and very adept at looking after her younger brother, Danielle is immature and naive due to having lived only recently and needed to learn to trust Danny.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Justified in that she's only been alive for some time, as she's very fun-loving but naive and too trusting, while Danny is actually the responsible big brother figure.
    • Technically, due to the Broad Strokes genetics, this would also make her the Foolish to Jazz's Responsible. See Foil above.
  • Free-Range Children: Apparently so after leaving Vlad as the series never divulges where she's been staying in between her appearances and implying she's just been living off the streets.
  • Happily Adopted: As stated in Aborted Arc, Jack and Maddie would've gladly taken her in if the series got a fourth season. Sketches from Butch on showing future version of the characters imply that was indeed the case.
  • Hartman Hips: Bizarrely. If you look at the image above, her hips and legs are quite large despite being a child.
  • Has Two Daddies: Sort of. She was created by Vlad, who she called father until learning he never cared and renounced that idea, and she was created via Danny's DNA, who one could argue is a parent due to being the donor of the DNA but is more of a genetic brother though she calls him "cousin". If you want to go even further, one could argue Jack can be her father genetically due to sharing Danny's DNA.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Joins Danny for real when Vlad starts showing his true colors.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Appears to be the only female in all of the clones, and the only one that isn't killed off.
  • Heroic RRoD: Since she's an imperfect clone, she can't overuse her power or they'll eventually dissolve her. The problem gets fixed in her second appearance.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Inherited from Danny.
  • Little Sister Instinct: Younger sister or not, do not threaten Danny in front of her.
  • Mafia Princess: Deconstructed. She merely was led to believe her "father" loved her and would do anything for her.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Really was a bad idea telling her she exists just to serve you, Vlad.
  • Older Than They Look: Physically at least. Due to her size, one would think she was meant to be 10, but Danny states she's 12.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: The only female clone Danny and the only one to rebel.
  • Protectorate: Becomes a personal one for Danny. He makes it clear to Vlad coming near her would not please him in anyway.
  • Sole Survivor: The only Phantom clone to still be alive.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Justified being Danny's clone, sharing his eye color, hair color and even hair style in human and ghost forms.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The only female ghost hybrid in the series and the youngest.
  • Tomboy: Surely.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Was created to trick Danny into befriending her so Vlad can use his DNA to create the perfect clone.
  • Walking the Earth: Implied after her first appearance since she obviously can't go back to Vlad.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: She only sought out to make her "father" Vlad happy, but after seeing he never saw her as anything more than a pawn, she sided with Danny. By her second appearance, she's renounced the idea of him being her father.
  • Younger Than They Look: Physically she appears to be 12 years old (according to Danny) but she is in fact a few months of age at most since by the end of the series a full year hadn't passed since Danny obtained his powers.
  • You're Not My Father: In "D-Stabilized", she stopped calling Vlad "Dad" and refers to him by name.

    Clockwork 
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The Observants look at time like they're watching a parade, one thing after another passing by in sequence right in front of them. I see the parade from above, all the twists and turns it might or might not take.
Voiced by: David Carradine (English), Luis Carreño (Latin American Spanish), Wojciech Machnicki (Polish)

The ghost of time, Clockwork keeps the flow of time and interferes when he feels something is disturbing said flow. He is mysterious and powerful, knowing every aspect of time: past, present, and future. He remains a neutral influence in Danny's life, playing only by his rules. He doesn't perceive time as a linear sequence of events; this is reflected in his appearance, which constantly fluctuates in age.


  • All-Powerful Bystander: Clockwork is the master of all time and has the ability to do pretty much whatever he wants with it. He also knows everything. Despite this, he rarely intervenes and is a fairly neutral character, though he's willing to intervene if the situation is dire enough.
  • Batman Gambit: Clockwork pulled one off so perfectly in "The Ultimate Enemy", no one was aware he was a good guy until the end.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During the climax of The Ultimate Enemy he rescues Sam, Tucker, Jazz, Maddie, Jack and Lancer from the explosion of the Nasty Burger.
  • Big Good: Even taking his neutrality in consideration, he’s as close to one for Team Phantom, acting as the one who oversees the flow of time and only intervene if something is a huge enough threat.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Even when Danny puts on a time medallion that protects him from Clockwork's time powers, Clockwork still proves to be far too powerful to defeat. He demonstrates just how powerful he is by creating seven duplicates of himself (Vlad and even Dark Danny could only create three).
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He looks almost reaper-like, and has the red eyes of many other villainous ghosts, but is very helpful to the heroes when it benefits the future.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly to the Observants.
  • Dungeon Master: Oversees all of time and only steps in if the situation demands it.
  • Heroic Neutral: In spite of his neutrality, he often tries to manipulate the events so they can have positive outcomes.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: In "Masters of All Time", Danny asks Clockwork if he could save Vlad and Danny's friends from the Ecto-Acne. Clockwork's response: "I'm the ghost of time, not the ghost of miracle cures."
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: He's constantly fluctuating between being a young man, an elderly man and a child, reflecting his dominion over time. It's unknown which form, if any, is his true appearance.
  • Non-Linear Character: He doesn't view time in a continuous line like humans do with their limited view of it.
  • The Omniscient: He states he can see all possible futures.
  • Omniscient Morality License: His goal, above all, is to ensure a positive future, regardless of whether or not he might have to kill someone.
  • Perpetually Protean: Constantly cycling between different ages, appearing as a child, an adult and an old man - all wearing perfectly-fitting versions of his costume and all speaking in the same voice.
  • Required Secondary Power: Not directly stated but implied quite strongly. Attempting to alter history to ones own favor generally doesn't work out for anyone but Clockwork because only Clockwork can perceive the various ways even a small change will ripple outward over the course of history. To alter time the way Clockwork can you need to perceive time the way Clockwork does or else events will rapidly spiral out of control in ways you never intended.
  • Sinister Scythe: Uses one in battle. Subverted in that he isn't evil.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Likely one of the most powerful characters in the series due to his control over time and omnipotence, to the point of trouncing Danny throughout their fight with barely any effort. Slightly alleviated by the fact he generally isn't supposed to interfere with certain happenings (even if his first appearance does end with him doing it anyway).
  • Time Dissonance: He admits that time moves differently for him, but doesn't go any further because he knows Danny won't understand.
  • Time Master: Being the ghost of time makes him this.
  • Time Stands Still: Can stop time for everyone unless they wear his time medallions.
  • Time-Travel Tense Trouble: "I sent him back to his own time, or should I say forward to his own time?"
  • The Watcher: Part of his job as the ghost of time.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Subverted. He explicitly states that, unlike the Observants, he sees all possible futures. However, he does say that one cannot simply Set Right What Once Went Wrong and must fix their problems in their own present. This rule is set aside, however, when others try to alter the timeline to produce an outcome favorable to themselves, at which point Clockwork will step in personally.
    • It's discussed in The Ultimate Enemy. After Clockwork's Big Damn Heroes moment, The Observants accuse him of cheating. (After all, if fate decreed that Jack, Sam, Tucker, Maddie, Jazz and Lancer were supposed to die at the explosion...then what gives Clockwork the right to interfere?) In a rather amusing (and somewhat paternal) moment, Clockwork outright admits to cheating, but assures the Observants that Danny's decisions desperately trying to prevent himself from turning into Dark Danny as well as trying to save his loved ones were his own, and Clockwork felt as though the kid deserved a break. If nothing else, though Clockwork is mysterious and omniscient...he is not cruel.

    Frostbite 
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Voiced by: Bob Joles (English), Carlos Vitale (Latin American Spanish), Sławomir Pacek (Polish)

Danny's mentor when he received his ice powers. Frostbite is a giant Yeti-like ghost, leader of his tribe, and an all-around (n)ice guy.


  • Ancient Keeper: Frostbite keeps an entire map of the ghost zone inside his realm.
  • An Arm and a Leg: One of his arms is skeletal and covered in ice as a sort of prosthetic. No other member of the Far Frozen has these.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: He and his race appear to be some form of yeti.
  • An Ice Person: He and his people are masters at using ice-based powers, which he helps Danny master when he develops them.
  • Mr. Exposition: Provides exposition for Danny on the Infi-Map and his new ice powers.
  • Nice Guy: More then happy to help out Danny if he can.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He and his race are of the few ghosts who don't have red or green eyes.
  • Rampage from a Nail: When first encountered by Danny and friends in "Infinite Realms", he attacks them while snarling. Danny discovers that Frostbite has an icicle stuck in his back and removes it, afterwards Frostbite ceases attacking and becomes friendly.
  • Training from Hell: What he puts Danny through to master his ice abilities. It ended up turning into hell for his people every time Danny screws up.
  • Undying Loyalty: Thanks to Danny defeating Pariah Dark, he's earned this from Frostbite and his tribe. (Doesn't stop them from being afraid when he accidentally hurts them with his new ice powers though.)

    Dairy King 
Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock (English)
The former owner of Vlad's mansion, the Dairy King was once a successful bussinessman in the dairy industry. After his death, his ghost now haunts his former home. The Dairy King is one of the first friendly ghosts Danny encounters.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Subverted. He is the first ghost Danny encounters who isn't hostile.
  • Ambiguously Related: In the alternate timeline, Vlad is still living in the same castle because he's the successor to the Dairy King. The Dairy King might in fact be a relative of his, though this is never brought up.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Danny is trapped inside Skulker's contraption and has no way in stopping Vlad from humiliating his father. Then, the Dairy King arrives and let him out.
  • Big Fun: He is a rather obese man who speaks in a jolly and pleasant way.
  • Friendly Ghost: He's kind-hearted and benevolent, not to mention a jolly and cheerful fellow, as he selflessly helps out Danny, who is a complete stranger to him just because he saw him in trouble.
  • Nice Guy: He doesn't know who Danny is but helps him escape from the trap he is in. It is his meeting with Danny that shows that not all ghosts are evil.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Played with. One of the reasons he doesn't help Danny to fight Vlad is because "Kings don't fight. They send other people to fight for 'em."
  • Real After All: It is implied that Vlad made up the story of the Dairy King's ghost haunting the mansion as a ploy for Jack to stay longer. The ghost turns out to be real and rescues Danny from Skulker's trap.
  • Verbal Tic: Being from Winsconsin, he tends to finish his sentences with "Don't ya know!".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Dairy King only made one appearance and disappears entirely from the series. What become of him is unknown especially when the mansion is destroyed (again) in Season 3.

    Cujo 
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Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock (English)

The puppy ghost of one of Axion Labs' guard dogs who takes a liking to Danny. When enraged, he becomes larger and much more monstrous.


  • Canine Companion: Was the closest thing Danny had to a pet in "Shades of Gray".
  • Face–Monster Turn: While he doesn't usually mean any harm, his feral and aggressive personality often causes Danny problems in his large dog form.
  • Hulking Out: Becomes a much larger and frightening dog when angered, though his fondness for Danny remains (usually).
  • In-Series Nickname: "Cujo" isn't actually his name, just something Danny once called him. Fandom has stuck with it.
  • No-Sell: He's one of the few ghosts who can phase through the Ghost Portal, even when the doors are closed.
  • One-Shot Character: His only significant appearance is in "Shades of Gray", though he makes cameos in Reign Storm and "Kindred Spirits" (he's one of the very few ghosts not to appear in Phantom Planet).
  • Out-of-Character Moment: He's among the ghosts attacking Danny in the still images from "Reign Storm". Whether he was upset Danny hasn't seen him, actually trying to help him, or the artist made a mistake isn't clear. It should be noted that he was in his aggressive monstrous form and may not have been fully aware of what he was doing.
  • Shout-Out: His nickname came from the Stephen King book of the same name about the titular dog.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Cujo is just a One-Shot Character who never appeared again after "Shades of Gray" except for brief cameos, but he's responsible for getting Damon Gray fired from Axion Labs, making Valerie start hating ghosts (especially Danny) and kickstarting her entire character arc.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after getting his chew toy back, "Kindred Spirits" revealed he still comes to Earth from time to time to see Danny.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Cujo is just a puppy and all he wanted was to get his chew toy, but he ends up ruining Valerie and Damon's lives and transforming Valerie into one of Danny's main foes.

    Princess Dorathea 
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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle (Season 1), Susanne Blakeslee ("Beauty Marked"), Kevin Michael Richardson (dragon form).

A ghostly princess who can transform into a dragon at will. She lives in a section of the Ghost Zone ruled by her evil brother Prince Aragon. In her first appearances, she's furious and upset because apparently her mother doesn't allow her to go to a costume ball. In her second main appearance, she's an unwilling pawn to her brother, to whom she's been submissive all her life, but she learns to overcome her fear of him.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: At the end of her debut episode, she seems to develop a crush on Tucker who is uncomfortable with her advances. This isn't brought up in her later appearances, and she outright calls him annoying in "Beauty Marked".
  • Ambiguous Situation: We see a painting of her as a human, implying she used to be one, but it's later shown that she can disguise herself as human, meaning it could have been painted while she was incognito. On the other hand, it's a painting and not a photo, so it could be inaccurate.
  • Anti-Villain: In her first main appearance, she causes trouble for Danny and his friends, but she's not actually evil. In her second, she's initially presented as a serious antagonist, but it's eventually revealed she's only doing her brother's bidding because she's forced to.
  • Cain and Abel: She's a good ghost who falls victim to her evil brother Aragon, who abuses her and forces her to do whatever he wants.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her first appearances, notably "Parental Bonding", she behaves like a stereotypical ghost who's obsessed with going to the princess costume ball, which her mother apparently doesn't let her go to. In "Beauty Marked", however, she's a much more fleshed out character: she starts to behave like a rational person and her personality, her motives, and her relationship with her brother are detailed, while her previous obsession with the ball is completely unmentioned.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Princess Classic – she feels forced to behave exactly how a typical princess should, but deep down she's unhappy with it, so she learns to defy that.
    Sam: Are just going to let your brother push you around like that?
    Dora: What choice do I have? A princess isn’t supposed to think! We just have to smile, look pretty, and live Happily Ever After!
    Sam: So, how happy are you?
  • Default to Good: In "Parental Bonding", while she and her amulet are a nuisance to Danny, she's not a villain per se, but a neutral character: all she wants is to go to the ball. However, in "Beauty Marked", while initially an antagonist, it's revealed that she's only doing bad things because she's forced to by her brother, and after being encouraged by Sam, she rebels against Prince Aragon and effectively becomes an ally to Danny.
  • Delightful Dragon: What she ultimately turns out to be in Beauty Marked.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After enduring Prince Aragon's abuse for 1600 years, thanks to Sam's influence, she finally realizes she's just as powerful as him and decides to fight him.
  • The Dragon: In "Beauty Marked", she's initially Prince Aragon's pawn in his scheme to kidnap a human girl to be his bride.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In "Parental Bonding", her dragon form has a masculine voice, and whether she's in human or dragon form seems to depend entirely on whether or not she's wearing her amulet, which can transform anyone into a dragon. In "Beauty Marked", she has the same voice in both forms, she can freely switch between them, and it's implied that the power of the amulet is something exclusive to her and her brother.
  • Forced into Evil: She's forced by Prince Aragon to do his dirty work.
  • Grew a Spine: After 1600 years of enduring Prince Aragon's abuse, she finally stands up to him after realizing she's just as powerful.
  • I Should Have Done This Years Ago: When she finally decides to confront her brother, she mentions she should've done that ages ago.
  • Just Following Orders: She expresses frustration about kidnapping Sam and doing everything Prince Aragon makes her do, and tries to explain she has no option but to follow her brother's orders.
  • Morphic Resonance: Retains her blue/green color scheme in both her humanoid forms and dragon form.
  • Motivated by Fear: The only reason she follows Prince Aragon's orders is because she fears him.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Like Prince Aragon, she can transform into a ghost dragon at will thanks to her amulet.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She's a pretty ghost princess, but thanks to the Amulet of Aragon, she's capable of transforming into a powerful dragon.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks like a young woman in both of her humanoid forms, but she's at least 16 centuries old.
  • Real Name as an Alias: She uses the name "Dora Mattingly" when disguised in the human world, when her real name is Dorathea and her nickname is already Dora.
  • Rebellious Princess: She's been forced to behave like a typical princess all her life, but deep down she hates it. Thanks to Sam encouraging her, she rebels against her evil brother and, with Danny's help, dethrones him.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a light blue dress in both of her humanoid forms, and her dragon form is also light blue.
  • Villainous Friendship: Reign Storm implies that Dora and Poindexter get along, since he's often seen riding on her back, though it would be more like a case of an "anti-villainous friendship", since both were non-evil antagonists at that point.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: With the Amulet of Aragon, she can transform into a dragon. She can also transform into a woman who looks much more like a human in order to disguise herself in the real world.

    Klemper 
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Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock

A big, annoying ghost who continually whines that he wants friends.


  • Beware the Silly Ones: It's easy to mistake him for a harmless oaf, but he's not to be underestimated. He manages to hold his own in fights with Danny, and he defeats a large number of Pariah Dark's soldiers single-handedly in Reign Storm.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: This is his entire personality.
  • Dumb Muscle: His ice powers and great strength are a menace, but he's stupid and oafish.
  • Friendly Enemy: He sincerely wants to be Danny's friend, even as he attacks him.
  • An Ice Person: He can freeze enemies with his breath.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: His first appearance has Danny call him a "thing".
  • Lethal Joke Character: Even though he isn't an active antagonist, he tends to give Danny trouble during their fights due to his great strength and ice powers.
  • Not So Above It All: While he's usually friendly even to his enemies, he laughed with the other villains at the idea of helping Danny fight Pariah Dark and his army.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: None of the other villains like him, nor do they wish to be his friend. Even the Box Ghost finds him annoying.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: He's more of an annoyance than an actual villain, but occasionally proves to be a threat nonetheless.

    Pandora 
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Voiced by: April Stewart

The guardian of Pandora's Box.


  • Action Girl: A female ghost with some powerful abilities and great fighting skills.
  • Adaptational Badass: The Pandora of myth was a mere mortal who opened the box after being given it by the gods. In this show, she has godlike power herself and created the box in the first place to imprison all the evil it ended up containing.
  • The Dreaded: She's pretty well-known in the Ghost Zone, and Skulker seems to fear her.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She possesses two pairs of arms.
  • One-Shot Character: She only appears in "Boxed Up Fury" (sans her cameo in Phantom Planet).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like many other ghosts, she has red eyes.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: No, the Pandora of the original myth did not create her box to contain the world's evils; she opened the box out of curiosity and unleashed said evils.
  • Shock and Awe: She can fire bolts of electricity from her hands.

    Wulf 
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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (English)

An Esperanto-speaking werewolf ghost who was one of Walker's prisoners. Promised freedom if he helps capture Danny Phantom, he instead becomes friends with the Ghost Boy.


  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: His claws are so sharp, he can even cut through Ghost Shields.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Befriends Team Phantom because they freed him from Walker.
  • Boxed Crook: What he debuts as. What he did to get himself sentenced isn't known, but knowing Walker, it might've just been for looking funny.
  • The Bus Came Back: Over 2 seasons after being sucked into the Ghost Zone with Walker in "Public Enemies", Wulf returns in "Claw of the Wild", escaping from Walker's imprisonment and helping Danny after Walker starts abducting the latter's classmates. The whole thing verges on Back for the Finale, since it doesn't occur until the antepenultimate episode of the series, and Wulf goes on to make a cameo in "Phantom Planet" anyway.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: It's implied that Walker subjected Wulf into this after the events of "Public Enemies", given that in his return in "Claw of the Wild", his claws and hands were badly mauled.
  • Creepy Good: Even compared to other ghosts, he is rather scary-looking, with a wolf-like appearance, an impressive set of fangs, and even more impressive claws. He also happens to not be remotely malevolent.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: A lycanthrope covered in black fur, but turns out to not be evil.
  • Dimensional Cutter: He creates portals by slashing them open in the air with his greatly extended claws.
  • Dumb Muscle: After Danny freezes Walker, Wulf licks the frozen Walker and got his tongue stuck.
    Sam: Ferocious, yes. Smart, not so much.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: A non-fatal example. After separating Walker from the mayor and Maddie is about to trap Danny in the Ghost Zone with her bazooka, Wulf takes the blast instead and sacrifices his own freedom to ensure Walker is returned to the Ghost Zone with him. However, given what Walker is like, is sad to say he's not planning to give Wulf any sort of parole.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: As stated above, this is his motivation.
  • Noble Wolf: He never goes out of his way to actually harm anyone.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Besides being a ghost, he doesn't have the ability to shapeshift from man to wolf.
  • Shock Collar: Wore one while under Walker's control until Tucker removes it.
  • Thinking Up Portals: His main power, and the reason Walker uses him as a Boxed Crook in the first place. It's implied to be a very rare, if not outright unique power among ghosts.

    Maddie the Cat 
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Vlad's pet cat, which he insists is his sister's.


  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: In her first appearance, Maddie acts like a real cat, Vlad only projecting what he wants to hear. In her later appearances, she seems smart enough to make suggestions to Vlad or express dislike of something.
  • Brick Joke: Back in Maternal Instincts, Vlad insists he will not get a cat like Danny mockingly suggested.
  • Cats Are Mean: In her first appearance, she was more innocent and averted this. Later, she plays this straight.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In her first appearance, she was a short-haired domestic kitten, but later she's an adult Persian.
  • Fat Bastard: When she's much meaner, she's conveniently chubbier.
  • Morality Pet: As sociopathic as he is, Vlad actually cares for his cat.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted and justified, Vlad is so obsessed with a woman who never had any idea he was interested in her, much less any interest in him period, that he names his cat after her.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: With her master's fate in Phantom Planet, we never learn what became of her.

    Behemoth 
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A giant monster ghost who guards the Skeleton Key.


  • Breath Weapon: He is able to breathe a large stream of purple fire as a long range attack.
  • In-Series Nickname: Vlad refers to it as "Behemoth", but it's unclear if that's the ghost's official name or if Vlad just called it that based on its appearance.
  • Killer Gorilla: It is a poweful ghost with ape-like features.
  • MacGuffin Guardian: It guards the Skeleton Key.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: It has four arms and is a pretty strong ghost.
  • Mighty Roar: It is capable of bellowing very loud roars.
  • Red Is Violent: Behemoth is a giant red ghost who fiercely defends the Skeleton Key.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When he notices that Vlad's ghost portal is about to explode, he gives Vlad a cruel smirk and flees back into the Ghost Zone.
  • Swallowed Whole: Just when Vlad thinks he managed to obtain the Skeleton Key, Behemoth swallows him whole.
  • Tail Slap: It whips Vlad with its giant tail, sending him flying from the Ghost Zone back to his house.
  • Tough Spikes and Studs: The Behemoth wears studded bracelets on all four of its arms and is powerful enough to literally smack Vlad from the Ghost Zone all the way back to his house.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Vlad assumes that Behemoth would be easy to defeat, boy was he proven wrong.
  • Your Size May Vary: Behemoth is an enormous ghost, but in the cameo where it joins all the other ghosts to help make the Earth intangible, it appears to be around the same size as the Box Ghost (which is odd since other large ghosts such as Undergrowth and Prince Aragon were scaled more accurately).

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