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    Jack Fenton
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.

  • 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: Their ghost hunting obsession 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 Fenton: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: At the beginning of "Reality Trip". Even showering isn't enough of a reason to be unarmed.
  • 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, 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.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Defies all speed limits, red lights, and certain laws of physics.
  • Everyone Has Standards: A brief moment in Eye for and Eye has him as one of the people angry at Vlad for apparently shooting his son.
  • Expy:
    • Of Mr. Fantastic. Both are scientists and inventors who have made a portal to another dimension, have white streaks in their hair, and an arch-enemy who has been holding a grudge on them for years.
    • According to Word of God, he's also heavily based on Fred Flintstone.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not So Different: 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.
  • One Head Taller: Jack is significantly taller than his wife, Maddie.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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-human hybrids, with the former being resentful and becoming a supervillain who has endangered several people in his plans, including his son.
  • Wrong Assumption: Not to the extent of Valerie, where she was manipulated by Vlad. Jack, along with Maddie, thinks Danny Phantom is a villain, 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
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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Basically a given when you're drawn by Butch Hartman.
  • Hazmat Suit: Is almost never seen outside of her blue hazmat suit.
  • Hot Scientist: Both Jack and Vlad agree on this.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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 ("Parental Bonding"), Colleen O'Shaughnessey ("My Brother's Keeper"), Cree Summer ("Shades of Gray" onward) [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 extract 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.
  • 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.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: A 14-year old who knows ninth degree martial arts.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome / 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!
  • 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 Technus destroyed the original one.
  • Dating Catwoman: She had a relationship with Danny as a human, unaware of his ghost nature.
  • 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.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Hunts down and captures ghosts.
  • Just a Kid: Valerie remarks this about herself when her ghost-hunting benefactor reveals himself. "But why me? I'm, like, fourteen."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Skullker. 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?
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Of Vlad, who provided her with her ghost-hunting equipment.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She genuinely thinks Danny Phantom is evil.
  • Worthy Opponent: Initially, she hated Danny Phantom and wanted him dead. 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!
  • 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
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:
    • 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 anymore than a friend and is annoyed whenever he hits on her.
  • Alpha Bastard: 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.
  • 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.
  • Dumb Jock: Not exactly in the brains department.
  • Expy: For Flash Thompson: They're both Jerk Jocks who bully their protagonist while at the same time being the biggest fan of his superhero alter ego.
  • Future Loser: It's been stated multiple times that his life will go downhill after high school, a fact that he's aware of but makes no effort to change.
  • Hate Sink: While he does show an admiration for Danny Phantom and a pet chihuahua he loves, most of the time Dash is a stereotypical school bully who will torment others for no other reason other than his own amusement.
  • Jerkass: Bullies Danny, Sam, and Tucker on a daily basis.
  • 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 Jerk: 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".
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 can be passed off for a college freshman, but he's the same age as Danny.
  • You Watch Too Much X: Cartoons, according to Danny.

    Paulina Sanchez
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.

  • 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 Your Midriff: Always shows her navel.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts sweet and flirtatious but is very self absorbed, vain manipulative and sadistic.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: She is extremely spoiled, obsessed with fashion and beauty and has her very rich father wrapped around her finger.
  • The Cheerleader: She is also the leader of the cheerleaders.
  • Daddy's Girl: It's heavily implied that she is this to her overprotective father.
  • 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: A grown-up and Hispanic version of Trixie from The Fairly OddParents.
  • Fangirl: Of Danny Phantom since he saved her life.
  • First Love: Danny crushed on her for half of the series before wising up after becoming more and more aware of her unpleasant attitude.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 enjoys using her father's money.
  • 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.

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 is a lot nicer than Dash and the other popular kids.

  • Dumb Jock: Similar to Dash, he's not too bright.
  • Jerk Jock: At first, he's an Asian version of Dash, then characterization marched on and he became more of a Lovable Jock.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is not above bullying lesser students. However, contrary to the other popular kids, he can occasionally be a decent guy.
  • Only One Name: It is unknown if Kwan is his first or last name.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Implied to be the reason why he picks on unpopular kids. One example is when Valerie more or less forced Kwan to beat up Danny for ruining her shirt, even though it was just an accident.
  • Satellite Character: For Dash and Valerie (when they were going out), though there are some subversions. When neither of them are available he starts following Tucker and Sam around.
  • Stereotype Flip: Of Asian and Nerdy. He's not very intelligent.
    • Subverted in The Ultimate Enemy, in which he eventually grew up to become a scientist in the Bad Future.

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.
  • Expy: As Paulina to Trixie, Star is a grown-up version of Veronica.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Mr. Lancer
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.

  • Adults Are Useless: He turns a blind eye to Dash’s bullying just because he’s a football star.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call him "Old Man".
  • Dirty Coward: In “Public Enemies”, he used Principal Ishiyama as a human shield to protect himself from Wulf.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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 of his athletic status.
    • Smugly gave Danny a barely passing grade despite everything he risked with his report on the endangered gorilla.
    • Smugly reassigned Danny a new locker near the music class, knowing that would make lose his popularity.
  • 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.

    Masters' Blasters
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.
  • Kid Heroes: Teen variants. Par the course for the show, and invoked by Vlad to compare them to Danny Phantom.
  • Jerkass: They aren't villains, but they're definitely less heroic than Danny is, given they insist on getting paid as soon as they save them.
  • Last Episode, New Character: They were the last characters to be introduced in the the finale.
  • Nice Hat: Download is never without his baseball cap.
  • Only in It for the Money: For the most part. They do nothing but their jobs.
  • The Rivals: To Danny.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Lance Thunder
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (English)

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

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: Despite her bitterness and temper, she does love Maddie and only wants what is best for her, 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.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: She does not like Jack and the feeling is mutual.
  • 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 temper 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.


    Danielle/Dani Phantom
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 until the second-to-last episode has to keep her powers in check. She and Danny grow close, with Danny standing up for her without hesitation.

  • Aborted Arc: 10 years after the series ended, Butch Hartman confirmed that had the series continued, Jack and Maddie would've adopted her as their daughter, making her Jazz and Danny's younger sister.
  • 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 Your Midriff: In ghost form. 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.
  • 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, but 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ill Girl: Suffering from melting in D-Stabilized.
  • 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 to call her a "puppet", Vlad. Or telling her she exists just to serve you.
  • Nice Hat: In her human form she wears a red beanie.
  • 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: To Danny.
  • Protectorate: Becomes a personal one for Danny. He makes it clear to Vlad coming near her would not please him in anyway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She gains silverish hair in her ghost form.
  • 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.

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 a ghost is evil 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 that when he fought Danny, Clockwork puts almost no effort into the fight, trouncing Danny the whole way through. 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Ancient Keeper: Frostbite keeps an entire map of the ghost zone inside his realm.
  • An Ice Person: He and his people are masters at using ice-based powers, which he helps Danny master when he develops them.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: He and his race appear to be some form of the latter.
  • 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.
  • 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.)

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".
  • Hulking Out: Becomes a much larger and frightening dog when angered, though his fondness for Danny remains.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Cujo" isn't actually his name, just something Danny once called him. Fandom has stuck with it.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: He's among the ghosts attacking Danny in the still images from "Reign Storm". Either he was upset Danny hasn't seen him, actually trying to help him, or the artist made a mistake isn't clear.
  • Shout-Out: His nickname came from the Stephen King book of the same name about the titular dog.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after getting his chew toy back, "Kindred Spirits" revealed he still comes to Earth from time to time to see Danny.

Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock

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

Voiced by: April Stewart
The guardian of Pandora's Box.

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.
  • 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.
  • Dumb Muscle: After Danny freezes Walker, Wulf licks the frozen Walker and got his tongue stuck.
    Sam: Ferocious, yes. Smart, not so much."
  • 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 Danny 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.

Voiced by: Laraine Newman

The gym teacher at Casper High.

  • 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.

    Maddie the Cat

Vlad's pet cat, which he insists is his sisters.

  • 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 Weirdness: 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.

    Vlad's sister 

An unseen character mentioned only in "Infinite Realms". She is the sister of Vlad Master, whom he claims his pet cat Maddie belongs to. She has never appeared in the series.

  • The Ghost: An unseen character mentioned offhandedly only once. Heck, it's unknown if she even exists in the first place, since Vlad only mentioned her "in case anyone asks, your my sister's cat".

    Grandpa Fenton 

An unseen character mentioned only in "Splitting Images". He is Danny and Jazz's paternal grandfather and the father of Jack Fenton. He has never appeared in the series.

  • The Ghost: He has never appeared in the series, only mentioned once by Danny when he ended up in Sydney Poindexter's realm, saying It's like I dropped into Grandpa Fenton's yearbook. It's unknown what he looks like or if he is even alive.

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