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    Princess Bean 

Princess "Bean" (Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeaux Grunkwitz) of Dreamland

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"Isn't there a point in everyone's lives where they need to go and figure out who they are?"
Voiced by: Abbi Jacobson (English), Karen Vallejo (Latin American Spanish), Graciela Molina (European Spanish), Momoko Taneichi (Japanese)

The main protagonist of the series. Bean is the 19-year-old daughter of King Zøg and the late Queen Dagmar, who's tired of following her social expectations as a princess, and wants to choose a different path in life.


  • Action Girl: Even while drunk she can handle herself in a fight, be it with fists or swords.
  • The Alcoholic: She's a heavy drinker and is constantly seen guzzling down beer. She drinks to cope with her daddy issues.
  • The Aloner: She begins the series with absolutely no friends. Elfo and Luci mostly average her friend count out to two. Bean hints that Zog has either driven away or just murdered any friend she's ever had.
    Bean: So typical of my family to get rid of all my friends like this. I'm sure one day, you'll wake up with them trying to smother you [Elfo].
  • Anti-Hero: Bean is a selfish, irresponsible hedonist who's prone to getting into trouble just for fun. However, she's not completely without a moral compass (even if it's rather unpredictable), and she might (sometimes) try to do the right thing in the end.
  • "Ass" in Ambassador: At first this is averted, when Bean is appointed as an ambassador to Dankmire, managing to do a good job with covering up from her dad's diplomatic blunders. But then Luci slips her two shots of Dankmire booze, resulting in a heavily drunken Bean making a fool of herself and embarrassing her whole family in front of their Dankmirian hosts, causing an international incident.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a small, thin, buck-toothed girl in her late teens who's more brave and tough than she looks.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Her father telling her what to do with her life (like getting married to someone she doesn't love) is the biggest motivation for her rebellious actions.
    • She also doesn't tolerate sexism well, as shown when she headbutts Pendergast for denying her entry to board a ship, as he was mistaking her for a fragile female who couldn't handle the high seas.
  • Big Sister Bully: Downplayed, as Bean doesn't interact much with Derek, nor is she especially cruel to him most of the time. But once when she was bored with attending a royal function, she sneaks out to get drunk, stopping only to coerce her brother into not telling anyone by threatening to harm his teddy bear. Then she tears the bear's head off anyway.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not to the same extent as Elfo or Luci, but Bean does occasionally get put through some comical physical abuse. There's also all the crap she has to suffer whenever her dad forces her to go marry some guy she doesn't like, or whenever she gets punished for her disobedience.
  • The Chosen One: Well, sort of. "Dreamland Falls" reveals that her mother Dagmar has some very big plans in mind for Bean; apparently, she wants her to be involved in some vaguely described ancient conflict, and claims that this is Bean's ultimate destiny. However, we don't know yet if this alleged prophecy is even true, and what Dagmar wants Bean to become isn't necessarily heroic.
  • The Corruptible: Luci was sent to turn her evil. He doesn't exactly have to try very hard, most of the time. Cloyd and the Enchantress expecting him to take months or even years, and are surprised at her progress in a matter of weeks.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Whenever she isn't goofing around and getting drunk, she's off on an adventure and fighting with the Villain of the Week.
  • The Cynic: Her life sucks, and she barely copes with it with lots of alcohol. When she actually feels hope for the first time, she's baffled by a feeling she doesn't want to drink away.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When Bean was 4 years old, she saw her mom get turned to stone right in front of her. She apparently blocked out this memory or forget it however.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: This young lady just isn't sure of what she wants in her future. As she says it herself:
    "Isn't there a point in everyone's life where they have to figure out who they are?"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When Sven the Viking is hanging on for his dear life, Bean gleefully strikes his hand with a hammer to send him falling down to his doom; not so much because he's a mass-murdering bandit who REALLY had it coming, but because he dared to shout demands at her while calling himself her "future husband".
  • The Ditherer: On occasion, like when trying to get rid of Merkimer. She considers several options for getting rid of him, but demurs on any that require deliberate action on her party, prompting Luci to suggest she just drive him to madness with her indecisiveness. And when working as a torturer, she tries to just give a victim his last meal, but is utterly unwilling to cook anything for him, even when she insists she doesn't mind.
  • Drunk Driver: In "The Princess of Darkness", Bean takes Luci and Elfo for a drunken joyride in a stolen carriage (per Luci's suggestion). It ends about as well as can be expected, given that Bean is both intoxicated and has never driven a horse carriage before. It doesn't stop her from overestimating her abilities though.
  • Dude Magnet: Her suitors include Prince Guysbert, who had no problem with marrying Bean and it's implied that he had feelings for her; Elfo, who has a big crush on Bean; Sir Pendergast, who expressed interest in courting her; and a Viking king (along with other men she slept with).
  • Epic Fail: "Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill!" is one long string of Bean failing at everything she tries, up until she manages to kill Hansel and Gretel.
  • Establishing Character Moment: We first meet her playing hooky on her wedding day by playing poker in a bar, and after getting in a fight with her opponent, she gets out by tossing the whole pot on the floor, getting the whole place to fight over it. Thus it's made clear that she's rebellious, can handle herself in a fight, can also use her smarts to avoid fighting, and doesn't really care about the money.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite her long list of misdeeds, there are times when Bean actually listens to her conscience instead of ignoring it. In particular, she has occasionally shown a reluctance to engage in totally unnecessary violence against other people.
    • While Bean does consider buying poison to kill her obnoxious fiance Prince Merkimer, she doesn't go through with it because she's not comfortable with committing murder. Which is why she comes up with a convoluted plan to get rid of Merkimer by sending him away to an island of mermaids/sirens.
    • Bean can't bring herself to execute a harmless, insane old lady in cold blood, with her guilty conscience keeping her from severing the woman's head. Even if (for all everyone knew at the time), that old lady was a witch accused of multiple murders. Given that this woman turned out to be completely innocent, Bean made the right call in sparing her life.
    • While she can't stand Prince Guysbert, and even mocks his fate, she looks appalled at what's become of him afterward.
  • Friendless Background: According to Bean herself, she didn't really have any close friends before she met Luci and Elfo.
  • Gasshole: She may belch out loud after swallowing a whole mug of beer.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Much to her father's endless frustration.
  • The Hedonist: She tries to drown out her miserable life under her dad by indulging in booze, drugs, gambling, and sex.
  • Idiot Hero: Not always; Bean is actually fairly intelligent and street-smart, but her alcoholism and reckless impulsivity do result in making some stupid mistakes at times. Also, she once obliviously butchered an entire pet shop before realizing that it's not a slaughterhouse (this happened when she was sober, by the way).
  • Informed Attribute: Her eyes are blue eyes, according to Luci. Not that we would know, seeing as they are drawn as black dots.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her actual birth name is Tiabeanie, but everyone just calls her Bean, except for her "best friends and worst enemies".
  • Irony: Bean herself is unaware of this as she frequently rants to her father about the unfairness of having to enter into an Arranged Marriage for the benefit of the kingdom, when he is in just such a marriage with Oona.
  • It Runs in the Family: Her indecisiveness comes from her father, at the very least. As Dagmar reveals, Bean gets a lot of her traits from her. Particularly the fondness for drinking.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bean isn't overly mean-spirited, but she is certainly very cynical, an alcoholic, rebellious, reckless, irresponsible, and occasionally self-centered. However, she has proven to be a relatively decent person who is good-hearted, friendly, and caring towards her loved ones.
  • The Lad-ette: Both of her closest friends are male, and she enjoys hanging out in taverns.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: This princess didn't have many friends growing up, aside from occasional "drinking buddies" she meets in the local taverns. She also implies that her father either kills them or scares them away. Fortunately, she's now got a pair of loyal elf and demon pals.
  • Meaningful Name: Bean's full name, "Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeaux Grunkwitz". It contains a subtle hint that she's an alcoholic; "Tiabeanie Mariabeanie" seems to be a Stealth Pun on Tia Maria (a type of coffee liquor).
  • Missing Mom: Bean's mother Queen Dagmar died when she was a kid by being turned to stone. This is one of the biggest reasons why she's so depressed.
  • Mystical White Hair: She inherits Dagmar's white hair color, rather than her father's ginger. "Dreamland Falls" hints at her having actual magic powers, which she's just starting to come into.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Bean chooses to use the Eternity Pendant to revive Queen Dagmar instead of Elfo. Turns out, Dagmar was an accidental victim of her own poisoning plot, and Bean's choice leads to the entire kingdom of Dreamland being turned to stone, while Dagmar is now free to carry out her plans.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Provided they're not a knight, or trying to rob and/or kill her, Bean is pretty cordial to regular folk.
  • Overly Long Name: Bean's actual full birth name is Princess Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeaux Grunkwitz of Dreamland. In "Swamp and Circumstance", Bean (sort of) reveals her full name while on a drunken tirade, though she humorously mangles her last name as "Drunkowitz". Series co-creator Josh Weinstein revealed her surname is actually Grunkwitz; it's also the family name of Dreamland's royal dynasty, the House of Grunkwitz.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Befitting her station she wears several, including both her wedding dresses, and the dress she wears while hammered to a state function in Dankmire. Though of course, she prefers wearing a tunic and trousers.
  • Really Gets Around: Played with. In the first episode, Bean already admits that she's not a virgin, and has had premarital sex before. However, while Bean tries to sleep around with random men, they're all too afraid of actually fornicating with her out of fear for incurring her father's wrath. In short, she's more of a female Casanova Wannabe who has difficulty with getting laid (due to circumstances beyond her control).
  • Rebellious Princess: Since adolescence, Bean has been disobeying her father whenever she can, whether it's trying to avoid marrying another suitor he's sent for her, or committing various vices and petty crimes just for fun.
  • Runaway Bride: In the series premiere, Bean gets fed up with her planned wedding to Prince Guysbert (and then Prince Merkimer), so she escapes the castle and flees into the woods. By the next episode though, she gets recaptured by Merkimer and Pendergast's knights to be delivered back into the wedding chapel.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She takes her shirt off in public with no shame in the first episode. According to Zog, she strips off her clothes out in the open fairly often.
  • Spanner in the Works: As a kid, Bean spun around a drinks tray to get at some grapes, inadvertently performing a Poisoned Chalice Switcheroo on her mother, who'd been planning to turn Zog to stone.
  • Stoners Are Funny: After stealing some of Oona's snakeroot, she goes on a massive daydream/rant about forming a band with Elfo and Luci, laying out their entire "history" in the space of a minute.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Bean obviously looks a lot like her mother Dagmar, though her figure is not as curvy as her mom's; and her nose and jaw look more like her dad's.
  • Tomboy Princess: She doesn't seem to be especially feminine, and looks more comfortable wearing trousers than a dress.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Downplayed; while Bean is fairly average-looking and not too beautiful (what with her "weak chin" and "buck teeth"), she still looks much better than her fat dad. Justified, because Bean inherited more than a few good looks from her mom.
  • Warrior Princess: Bean's not a professional soldier or a trained warrior by any means, but she's surprisingly capable with a sword.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Gal: She hides it, but she does want her dad to say he's proud of her for something.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Bean had apparently never felt much hope before; because when she finally feels it, she wonders what is it about that feeling that makes her not want to drink it away. Elfo is the one who tells her she is feeling hope.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Elfo. He clearly has a crush on her but Bean's feelings towards him are unclear, aside from seeing him as her best friend. When they do kiss, under the influence of Bliss, she determinedly avoids discussing the situation at all.
  • You're Not My Father: She claims that Zog isn't her dad anymore, after her father's men have killed Elfo in an attempt to breach into Elfwood to steal elf blood. Played with in that Bean doesn't exactly say this to Zog himself, just to Luci and a dying Elfo.

    Elfo 

Elfo

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"I wanna see the outside world."
Voiced by: Nat Faxon (English), Carlos Hernandez (Latin American Spanish)

Bean's best friend, an 18-year-old elf from the land of Elfwood. He's cheerful and optimistic, but has grown very bored of his hometown, and wants to explore the outside world.


  • Adorkable: He's a strange, goofy, yet likable little dork.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: He develops a crush on Bean, who doesn't reciprocate. Maybe, at least for now.
  • All the Other Reindeer: He came from a Hidden Elf Village, but left because he doesn't agree with the lifestyles of the rest of his own kind, and hates following his endless routine of singing, dancing, and making candy all day long.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Once during a fight, he repeatedly apologized to a guy he was beating the crap out of.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Is legitimately upset when Luci briefly gets kidnapped by an exorcist, even though he tries to act like Luci's absence is a good thing.
  • Badass Adorable: Elfo is a small, goofy elf from a Sugar Bowl village who got so tired of his hometown's saccharine atmosphere, that he leaves in search of the outside world, which is a much more dangerous (yet far more exciting) place. While Elfo doesn't even understand what war is when he sees it for the first time, he's brave enough to do what it takes to survive in a Crapsack World.
  • Badbutt: By human standards, Elfo's a pathetic wuss. By elf standards, he's a renegade. On seeing Elfwood for the first time, Bean admits that by comparison to everyone else, Elfo does suddenly seem like a total badass. Note that his crimes include complaining about their overly happy lifestyle, criticizing their candy-based economy, sleeping with the king's daughter, and never returning library books.
  • Blood Magic: It's said that elf blood has magical properties, which Zog hopes to use to create the Elixir of Life. In one case, after Elfo's blood is mixed with pig's blood, and Prince Merkimer ends up turning into a pig after drinking the concoction (he had mistaken it for an aphrodisiac). Eventually though, Elfo's blood fails to create an actual Elixir of Life, due to Elfo not being a pure elf.
  • Butt-Monkey: Elfo seems to have quite a knack for bad luck and Amusing Injuries. For example, when attempting to swim across a river with his friends, he only ends up getting carried away by the current and falling off a cliff.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He's blatantly attracted to and crushing on Bean, but refuses to admit it, and gets incredibly uncomfortable when Luci gets annoyed by this and tries to make him just admit it.
    Luci: Just say "Bean"! You wanna watch the sun rise with Bean!
    Elfo: Stop saying what I mean!
  • Catchphrase: "Hi! I'm Elfo!"
  • Covert Pervert: Has tried to sneak a peek at Bean changing at least once.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He gets incredibly bent up at the thought of Bean being with another man, and sabotages her attempt to sleep with Sven the Viking, which inadvertently leads to a massacre in the castle.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Elfo is a naive, goofy, airheaded elf who doesn't understand too much about the way things work in the world outside of Elfwood. Despite this, he's still willing to back up Bean and Luci in a fight when necessary; and even has a pretty impressive punch that knocked out a chicken in one blow, and was able to pummel a full grown man to unconsciousness.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's fairly eccentric and airheaded. Some of that is simply because of elf upbringing, but even then he's hinted to be a doofus even among them.
  • The Conscience: Elfo (usually) tries to provide more morally good advice to Bean, in contrast to Luci.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Even Zog of all people thinks he looks adorable, calling him a "marshmallow with legs" while tickling him like a baby.
  • The Ditz: He looks like a nice guy and all, but he isn't very intelligent either.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Sort of, he's an elf named Elfo. Despite the irony that he isn't even a full-blooded elf.
    Sorcerio: Tacking an '-o' on the end of 'Elf'? It's suspiciously on the nose.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He has a huge crush on Bean, but is too cowardly to admit it.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When we first meet Elfo, he's the only visibly dissatisfied elf, ignores his job, and then makes out with the King's daughter.
  • Fish out of Water: As much as Elfo dislikes the monotonous lifestyle of his hometown Elfwood, it's made obvious that he's clearly out of his element once when he leaves for the outside world. He doesn't even understand concepts like war and non-sweet food at first. That said though, it doesn't take too long for Elfo to adapt to living in Dreamland.
  • Foil: Elfo is this to Luci. Elfo is stupid, happy-go-lucky, and nice, but not quite as nice as he thinks he is. Luci is smart, cynical, and mean, but not quite as mean as he wants people to think.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He has exactly four fingers on each hand.
  • Girlfriend in Canada: "Love's Tender Rampage" is about him telling this sort of lie. Much to his chagrin, Bean dispatches the knights to find the woman he described... and they do.
  • Human Resources: More like Elf Resources; Zog only continues to keep Elfo captive in the castle, in order to gradually drain his blood for magical experiments.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: His idea of fun when Luci's not present is picking daisies. He loses it when Bean puts a dandelion in it, and then has a sobbing breakdown as he admits he doesn't know how to have fun.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He can be insensitive without knowing it.
  • It Runs in the Family: Elfo's father says he probably got his fondness for tall women from him. In fact, Elfo is the product of an Interspecies Romance between his elf father and his mother whose species is unknown.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's an elf with a (so far one-sided) crush on Bean, a human woman. He's also the result of one, with his father having seduced a non-elf woman.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He takes a lot of punishment, starting from getting nearly all his blood drained by Sorcerio.
  • Ironic Name: Elfo is not really a full-blooded elf; in fact, he might be the only elf that isn't, despite being named Elfo.
  • Literal-Minded: When Lady Lingonberry yells out "I'm drowning!" while trapped in a carriage sinking into water, Elfo only greets her back with, "I'm Elfo!".
  • Manchild: Due to growing up in Elfwood, he still has the mentality of a young child. Once, Elfo even allowed Bunty to treat him like a baby until he got sick of it.
  • The Man They Couldn't Hang: On account of being an elf, and therefore not having the body-weight necessary to pull the rope tight. Most elves hung die of old age.
  • Missing Mom: Elfo never knew who his own mother was, and he was evidently raised by a single father. The only fact that Elfo has learned about his mom so far is that she wasn't an elf.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Half-elf through his father, and half-something-else through his mother.
  • Nice Guy: He's very kind and friendly to Bean, and empathizes with her personal struggles. Having said that, he can also turn quite nasty if Bean pays more attention to other guys than to him, and he can be somewhat passive-aggressive.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He looks a lot different from all the other elves. Which actually turns out to be a big hint as to the reveal that he's half-something else. Also, he has a completely different nose to anyone else encountered in all the lands explored by the trio thus far.
  • Only Sane Man: To an extent, Elfo may be the Only Sane Elf in all of Elfwood. He seems to be the only one who sees the absurdity in their monotonous lifestyle of singing, dancing, producing and consuming candy all the time. Furthermore, it's implied that the reason why Elfo is so much more (openly) depressed than the other elves, is because he's the only one who's willing to admit how forced and fake the "happiness" in Elfwood really is.
  • Our Elves Are Different: Elfo is a small green elf from Elfwood. Though it turns out that he isn't actually a full-blooded elf; his mother was of a different species.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Despite being a main character, he dies at the end of "To Thine Own Elf Be True", after being hit by a stray arrow and then bleeding out in Bean's arms. Bean later has a chance to revive him with the Elixir of Life, but only has enough for one use, and chooses to revive her mother instead. The Stinger for the Season 1 finale "Dreamland Falls" implies that his death will most likely be temporary, however.
  • Sweet Tooth: Like all elves, Elfo still loves candy and other sweet desserts. This is part of the reason why he's easily enticed by a suspicious Gingerbread House in the middle of the forest.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Elfo doesn't have much in the way of common sense, which gets him into a lot of trouble.
    Gretel: He might as well butter himself.
    (Elfo starts doing just that)
    Hans: He is!
    Gretel: I'm confused. Does he vant to die?
    Elfo: No, I just don't wanna stick.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: He's pretty cheerful about getting his blood drained by Sorcerio.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: While Elfo is a cynical pessimist by Elfwood's standards, in the outside world he's unusually cheerful and optimistic, to the point that Elfo naively trusts the first few strangers that he meets.

    Luci 

Luci

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"I want to get rid of all the diseases plaguing mankind... and replace them with worse ones."
Voiced by: Eric Andre (English), Geno Sanchez (Latin American Spanish)

Bean's other companion, her very own personal demon. Luci was sent to Bean as a "gift" (curse) from an unknown entity, and tries to bring evil and chaos into her life.


  • Affably Evil: He is a demon who actively seeks to spread evil and mischief. That said, he is more of a Laughably Evil Comedic Sociopath with a very laid-back demeanor, and he's rather friendly with Bean and Elfo. Heck, Luci usually doesn't really try that hard to do something bad unless he finds it to be amusing.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite being a devious demon and proud of it, Luci has shown to be capable of feeling love and empathy, and will selflessly protect his friends when they're in danger.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: He genuinely does care for Bean. He's also actually legitimately upset when Elfo dies.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: He seems to be especially fond of these:
    "Entertainment is just a tool that pacifies the masses, and leads to the decay and ultimate collapse of civilization... let's clap along!"
  • Blue and Orange Morality: His mischievous moments generally seem devoid of spite or malice. He's just doing what's considered normal for a demon.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Or Bizarre Demon Biology. He mentions he secretes peanut-butter from the tip of his tail, and evidently has a hot enough body-temperature that tears turn to steam the minute they leave his eyes.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Elfo, but Luci does seem to suffer a fair amount of Amusing Injuries too. Even in his introductory scene where Luci meets Bean for the first time, she smacks Luci around despite his attempts at scaring her.
  • Bread and Circuses: He believes that any form of entertainment serves to distract people from the structural problems of society, and will eventually lead to the downfall of mankind, which is why he loves it so much.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Being a demon from Hell after all, Luci openly and proudly claims himself to be an agent of darkness.
  • Catchphrase: "Do it!" Sometimes with an extra, "Do-it-do-it-do-it!"
  • The Cat Came Back: When they first meet, Bean locks him in a box, then sits on it, to find him standing right next to her. Then she kicks him down a long staircase. The minute she turns around, he's standing there, with a little crutch.
  • The Corrupter: Luci acts like a proverbial devil on one's shoulder, constantly tempting Bean towards the dark side, in contrast to Elfo.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It just gives people really bad ideas.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's got the most zingers out of anyone in the show. Especially when conversing with Elfo.
  • Deal with the Devil: The demon offering the bargain. Of course, being Laughably Evil, his price is horsey rides. Still follows the "cheats you blind" trope though.
  • Demonic Possession: Being a demon after all, Luci has the ability to get inside a mortal body and take control of it. However he hasn't ever been seen doing this with his own free will; it only happens once when the Enchantress casts a spell that forces Luci to possess Bean, in an attempt to hide himself from the exorcist Big Jo. When this fails to fool Jo, Luci just plays along with the situation and even spins Bean's head around just for fun.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Although Luci is loath to admit it, he's far from being a heartless monster, because he truly cares for Bean and Elfo as his best (and only) friends.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While Luci is definitely a very mischievous fellow, and has casually suggested that Bean should kill her enemies a few times, for the most part he's not really as malevolent as he makes himself out to be. Luci also tends to be nowhere near as bad as the episode's main antagonist.
  • Expy: He's pretty much Bender, if Bender was a demon living in a fantasy world. Though where Bender was loud and obnoxious, Luci tends to be more aloof and indifferent.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He'll eat a diseased chicken whole (while it's still alive), as well as crab shells (he leaves the meat for everyone else), and even meat dishes made from people (even thinking it's Elfo does nothing to deter him).
  • Foil: Luci is this to Elfo. Luci is smart, cynical, and mean, but not quite as mean as he wants people to think. Elfo is stupid, happy-go-lucky, and nice, but not quite as nice as he thinks he is.
  • For the Evulz: Luci's only discernible motive is spreading chaos and destruction. He even proclaims that he dreams of making all the diseases affecting humanity even worse.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He has three fingers on each hand.
  • Gender-Blender Name: He's a demon named Luci (pronounced Lucy). According to Elfo, it’s short for Lucielle rather than Lucifer.
  • Harmless Villain: Zig-zagged. For all his big talk about being evil and doing bad things, Luci is (usually) much more annoying than threatening. He seems content with just causing simple mischief, trolling people, and encouraging his friends to give into their vices and commit petty crimes. Luci may be a bit of an asshole, but he's not some megalomaniac supervillain.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Whatever his motives and purpose, at the very least he genuinely does seem to care for Bean in his own way, and when he learns that Queen Dagmar is up to no good, he immediately warns King Zog and tries to help stop her in the finale. However it's unclear whether Dagmar is connected to the ones who sent him and have been plotting Dreamland's fall, or if she's working at cross-purposes to his own masters.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Luci may be a demon, but he's actually not a bad friend or adventuring companion. Still, even outside of his mission to corrupt Bean, he is prone to doing things explicitly to cause mayhem. But he can also turn it off when he wants to, although he will almost certainly complain about having to do so.
    Luci: I should be the one killing everyone! I should be the one creeping everyone out!
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When the exorcist Big Jo makes it clear that he is willing to hurt or even kill Bean to exorcise him, Luci willingly gives himself up to save her. Fortunately, Bean and Elfo rescue him just in time before he could be destroyed by Big Jo.
  • I Am Not Weasel:
    • When Luci first introduces himself to Bean, she mistakes him for a "weird ghost guy", before Luci corrects her by saying that he's a demon.
    • Aside from Bean and Elfo, most people consistently mistake Luci for a cat, much to his annoyance, though he doesn't ever bother to tell them that he's really a demon.
  • Insistent Terminology: He's not a "bad influence" on Bean, he's an enabler.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: After remarking that he's not a cat, Luci goes on to grumble in annoyance that he'll "be sitting in the window", much like a cat sunning itself. Sometimes, he just rolls with the misidentification to earn attention.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Being a demon, he can recover from being squashed flat with a mace or kicked down a flight of stairs in the time it takes a person to turn around.
  • Jerkass: As a demon, he enjoys doing mean things to others, no matter how petty. For example, kicking Bean off a bed just to deprive her of sleep.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being an evil creature who loves causing misery and strife, he cares a lot about his friends.
  • Laughably Evil: He's a Comedic Sociopath somewhat similar to Bender.
  • Living Shadow: He and the other demons shown seem to be made of darkness, and can interact with the shadows of other people.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a demon named Luci, which is just a few letters away from Lucifer (another name of Satan). Elfo calls him "Lucille" at one point, however.
  • Noble Demon: Pretty much literally. He's a demon trying to act as a corruptive influence on Bean, says he wants to get rid of all the diseases plaguing mankind and replace them with worse ones, and presents himself as a Card-Carrying Villain. But despite his claims, Luci's brand of "evil" usually boils down to trolling people, he'll act selflessly on occasion (though he'll grumble about it), and he truly cares about Bean and Elfo as friends.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Luci's overtly simplified, silhouette-style art design is a striking contrast to the rest of Groening's humanoid artwork. And that is not only because he is literally two dimensional. If anything, it more resembles Akbar and Jeff.
  • No-Sell: He's totally immune to fire and can even light his tail like a match. Lava, however, seems to fatal, or would at least banish him back to Hell.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Like other demons seen in the show, he's a short, black, one-eyed shadow creature from Hell.
  • Pass the Popcorn: He brings a box of popcorn to the Dankmire Community Theatre, and in fact seems to be the only being who enjoys it. If anything, learning it's a play where the actors come into the audience and, in their own words, "annoy the audience", makes him all the more eager to see it.
  • Prehensile Tail: Explicitly described as such, and he frequently uses it to abuse Elfo.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: It's established that demons can fly, but when Luci, Bean and Elfo were falling to their deaths he acts like he can't. Possibly subverted, in that Bean specifically asked him if he could use magic for flight when he uses wings. Also, he probably couldn't carry a human like Bean and it's not like the fall would kill him.
  • Running Gag:
    • Being mistaken for a cat by other people.
    • He appears to enjoy riding people around like a horse.
    • He's often kicked by pretty much all humans in the cast due to his size.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He's often seen lighting a cigarette (or a joint), and he does look cool while doing it.
  • So Proud of You: Praises Bean for killing Hansel and Gretel, or as he puts it, "killing two mentally ill people".
  • Surprise Creepy: He tells Bean to look deep into his eye at one point. She sees a multitude of damned souls who form a laughing face.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Out of the main trio of protagonists, he's the biggest jerkass among them.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: His main joy in life is constantly convincing Bean to commit crimes and morally questionable actions.
    Luci: You know that little voice in your head that tells you not to do things? I'm the guy yelling over it. Yeah, I'm the guy who makes you do bad things.
    Bean: So, you're like a terrible friend?
    Luci: I never said I was your friend.
  • Villain Protagonist: Being a demon after all, he's quite a bad guy. Matt Groening even compares him to Bender. That said though, he's still not nearly as evil as the series' genuine villains.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Luci experiences sadness for the first time after the death of Elfo.
    Luci: If this is sadness, I don't like it one bit.
  • Wicked Cultured: For an evil little bastard, he seems to come off as being rather well-spoken and intelligent.
  • Windows of the Soul: At one point Bean looks deep into his eyes and sees a void full of screaming tortured souls formed into a cackling face.

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    King Zøg 

King Zøg Grunkwitz of Dreamland

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Voiced by: John DiMaggio (English), Juan Alfonso Carralero (Latin American Spanish), Domenec Farrel (European Spanish)

The reigning monarch of Dreamland, and the father of Bean and Derek. He rules his kingdom with an iron fist, and prefers to dole out harsh punishments against criminals. He is also constantly at odds with his daughter Bean.


  • Abusive Parents:
    • While Zog never lays a hand on Bean, the way he treats her could be considered a form of emotional abuse. He rarely ever considers her feelings, and it takes a long time before he even calls off the Arranged Marriage he's trying to force her into.
    • Once when Zog was dozing off in the chapel, Oona lightly hits him awake. Zog reacts by giving Derek a slap for no reason.
    • Neither Bean nor Derek appear to be allowed to have any friends, and it is implied by Bean that Zog uses murder to keep it this way. Bean only has a limited social life because she sneaks out of the castle constantly. Derek mostly seems to be confined to his room. The only reason he tolerates Elfo and Luci is because he thinks of them as "pets".
  • Adipose Rex: King Zog is an overweight monarch.
  • Anti-Villain: While Zog is a terrible king responsible for countless unnecessary deaths of his own subjects, he's clearly very miserable with his overall life. The reason why he wants to obtain the Elixir of Life is not out of a desire to become immortal like everyone thought, but because he just really wants to resurrect his dearly missed wife Dagmar back from death so badly.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: It is shown that Zog really does care for Bean.
  • Bad Boss: Zog treats most of his royal court employees like shit, and is hardly any better with his kingdom's subjects. He even makes a habit out of dropping the Jester through a trapdoor to the ocean. Once when Zog became violently ill and went on a trip to a spa, everyone else in the castle was relieved by his temporary absence.
  • Berserk Button:
  • The Caligula: Zog is a brutal and ruthless tyrant of a king, who has a tendency to punish or kill anyone who annoys him in any way. Even looking at his naked daughter is a crime punishable via death by beheading. Also once when Zog fell sick from an illness, he admits to having ordered the executions of every doctor in the kingdom.
  • Character Tic:
    • He has a tendency to describe his actions as he performs them. In "Castle Party Massacre", he justifies it as the effect of having a stroke.
    • Throwing sceptres when he's pissed off, apparently to relax. He does it so much that a bar in Dreamland is named the Flying Sceptre.
  • The Ditherer: "This calls for action! I hate action!"
  • The Dreaded: Almost everyone in Dreamland (except for his family and a few others) are afraid of King Zog; and for good reason, because of his volcanic temper and disregard for most people's lives.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Zog is horrified when he finds out that Bean mutilated his dead mother's skull while plundering the royal tomb. He even tells the skull that he won't let Bean get away with it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zog does have a soft spot for his family, and loves Bean no matter how much she pisses him off. At least part of Zog's behavior, particularly his dangerous obsession with getting the Elixir of Life, is due to his desire to bring back his beloved Dagmar.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's appalled when he finds out Bean was ransacking riches from their family's royal crypt, even jewelry from the corpse of Bean's sweet old grandmother.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Zog will often narrate aloud as he examines something, up until the point where he discovers something horribly wrong, at which point he will simply begin yelling.
  • Fan Disservice: We get to see his fat, naked body a few times.
  • Fat Bastard: He's both an Adipose Rex, and a major-league Jerkass (though not without a Heart of Gold).
  • Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and gets angry fairly easily.
  • Formerly Fit: Flashbacks show that in his youth, he was quite a strong and muscular Warrior Prince. He got fat due to comfort eating after Dagmar's death.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take too much to get under Zog's skin, and make him start yelling and ranting in fury.
  • Hanging Judge: As an absolute monarch, Zog has the authority to sentence criminals to be imprisoned, tortured, or executed after giving them a short trial in the royal court. And he does exactly that.
  • I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: He admits that he tried everything to deal with Bean, and thinks it's because she hasn't been the same since Dagmar died.
  • Immortality Seeker: The one reason he keeps Elfo around is because he desperately wants the Elixer of Life, which everyone assumes is for himself. He reveals in the penultimate episode that he actually wants it to resurrect his dead wife.
  • Impoverished Patrician: He's actually quite poor for a king, and his castle isn't even made of actual stone. The primary reason for him wanting to marry off Bean was to secure an alliance with the wealthier kingdom of Bentwood.
  • Interspecies Romance: He married Oona, who is a Dankmirian. Though their marriage was much more of a political arrangement rather than a love affair.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Bean calls Zog selfish and cruel, he's initially outraged, until he admits that maybe she's right.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: He was much less fat when Bean was a baby. Losing his first wife caused him to turn to comfort eating.
  • Jerkass: Zog isn't a very pleasant man. He's a selfish and cruel tyrant who kills people for the slightest offenses, is a very controlling parent who doesn't ever consider Bean's feelings, and overall has a lot of anger issues, and has very little concern for tact or politeness.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: A common joke with Zog is for him to make a perfectly reasonable criticism of Bean's drinking problem or general irresponsibility, and then immediately follow it up with a comment that reveals that he's a hypocrite on the matter, that the behavior he'd prefer to see from Bean is something that might have been reasonable in the Middle Ages but definitely isn't now, or just that he objects to her behavior for his own peculiar reasons.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite all of his serious personality flaws, he still loves his family. He also does look very remorseful when he sees how badly Elfo's death (which was indirectly his fault) has affected Bean.
  • Lazy Bum: He describes his favourite part of being king as never having to actually work. Most of what he does all day seems to be eating.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Zog casually hands out death sentences for anyone who crosses him, for the slightest of offenses, such as seeing his topless daughter after she takes off her shirt in public.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Meta-example; he apparently shares his name with the real-life King Zog of Albania.
  • Narcissist: He has some traits of this. For one, he ordered the cook to replace the decorations on Bean's wedding cake with two of him. And once when it seemed that Zog would publicly award Bean, he just gives himself a medal for his parenting skills. Also, Zog's face and name are used for the coin currency of Dreamland, and the soldiers serving under him are called the Knights of the Zog Table.
  • Narrating the Obvious: A running thing is him describing his actions as he does them. Gets a Lampshade Hanging in "Castle Party Massacre", when Bean points this out, and he says it's because he had a stroke.
  • Overprotective Dad: He will execute any man that Bean tries to sleep with, and every guy who's made aware of this is too scared to even dare attempt a one-night-stand with her.
  • Parental Issues: Zog has a conflict with his daughter Bean for various reasons, one of them being that he's trying to put her through a political marriage against her wishes. Bean openly admits that her handmaiden has been more of a parent than he ever was.
  • Pet the Dog: Zog is a pretty huge jerk, but he eventually agrees with Bean and decides not to go through with her arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer after the latter is turned into a pig.
  • Retired Badass: As a younger man, Zog was a fearsome Warrior Prince and a great athlete to boot. Although he's gotten really out of shape over the years, he probably hasn't forgotten all of his old skills.
  • Spare to the Throne: He was never meant to be the King of Dreamland. His older brother Prince Yog was the heir to the throne, until he was mysteriously poisoned. This may explain why Zog is so bad at ruling the kingdom; even he admits that he was never meant to be a ruler, and being a fighter is all he knows. In fact, the one objectively positive accomplishment that Zog had as King up to now is that he defeated Dankmire in a war, forcing them to construct a canal.
  • Straw Misogynist: Zog has a very traditionalist, conservative attitude regarding Bean's place as a proper noblewoman. As he admits, having her be a princess and a nun are "the only girl things" he knows about.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Zog is fat and not much of a looker, but Oona is much more slim and attractive. The same with Dagmar, his first wife.
  • Villain Protagonist: Zog is by no means a good king, but he's still one of the main characters, at least when he's not being antagonistic to his daughter.
  • Warrior Prince: Before Zog became King of Dreamland, he was a formidable warlord and one of the best soldiers to serve his country.

    Queen Oona 

Queen Oona of Dreamland (née Princess Oona of Dankmire)

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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille (English), Teresa Ibarrola (Latin American Spanish), Mai Yoshikawa (Japanese)

King Zøg's second wife, stepmother of Bean, and mother of Derek. Originally an amphibian princess from Dankmire, she married Zøg after the death of Queen Dagmar.


  • Altar Diplomacy: She married Zog to secure a political alliance between the kingdoms of Dankmire and Dreamland.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has pale blue skin. Justified because she's not human.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: It's hinted that she really does care about Zog deep down.
  • Berserk Button: People mistaking her clade. When Dagmar says she didn't mean to "ruffle [Oona's] feathers", Oona flips out at what she thinks is an insult, in being mistaken for a bird, and slaps her.
    Oona: For the last time: they are gills, not feathers! I am not bird-type!
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: As a Dankmirian, she has quite a few traits in common with frogs and other amphibians. For example her Overly Long Tongue that she uses to eat insects with, her ability to Wall Crawl, and even the way she mates and reproduces (see below).
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: Oona seems to be ignorant of how human reproduction works; when she tries to give a sex talk to Bean, she tells her to just lay some eggs to be fertilized by her husband. It's anyone's guess how the hell she even managed to conceive a Half-Human Hybrid son with Zog.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even by Dankmire standards, Oona just seems to be an utter weirdo. Other Dankmirians seen in the show, including the nobles and royal court, act like people who just happen to be blue-skinned amphibians.
  • The Comically Serious: Apparently, among Dankmirians, she's a laugh riot, despite never once losing her stone-cold demeanor.
    "I was class clown." (beat) "Is joke... Or is?"
  • Cute Monster Girl: She looks pretty good for a humanoid amphibian.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Her appearance seems to match her aloof personality.
  • Fantastic Arousal: When she sees Prince Guybert, frills on her neck extend, and her husband mutters that she never does that for him.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: She has three fingers on each hand. Note that her half-human son has five-fingered hands instead.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Subverted. "Dreamland Falls" starts implying that Oona has become a major antagonist, but her ultimate fate is unknown, and Dagmar is the one behind the petrifications.
  • High on Catnip: Consuming snake root causes her to run around in circles yelling.
  • Ice Queen: She's certainly not a very warm, affable, or approachable person. This seems to be the main reason why she doesn't get along too well with Zog, let alone with Bean.
  • Interspecies Romance: She got married to the human king Zog, and bore him a hybrid son. Though of course, their whole marriage was a political arrangement rather than a love affair.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the more conventionally attractive characters, at least when she's not displaying Bizarre Alien Biology.
  • Overly Long Tongue: She catches a fly with her tongue like a frog.
  • Pet the Dog: Tries to give Bean a sex talk. Didn't go so well though.
  • The Quiet One: She's generally very quiet and reserved, and prefers to let Zog do the talking.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long black hair that touches the ground when she sits. Her hair also conveniently censors her naked body when she goes bathing.
  • Red Herring: In "Dreamland Falls", when random people in the castle start turning into statues, Zog and Bean immediately assume that Oona is evil and is plotting revenge for years of being mistreated by them. However, it turns out that Dagmar is responsible for these crimes.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In-Universe. Queen Dagmar was loved by everyone, and Oona is considered to be a pale comparison to her, being a Marriage of Convenience rather than love, and is generally considered off-putting, weird, and unlikable, and is also the target of quite a few jokes. The royal court keeps her around because she maintains peace with the Dankmirians, and is the mother of the heir to Dreamland's throne. Once Dagmar comes back, it's clear that Zog has basically forgot about Oona; and the royal court, while thinking of what to do, only wants to keep her for convenience, and some are even willing to kill her.
  • The Stoic: She does not express too much emotion most of the time, except when she gets angry, scared, or is high on drugs. Apparently, having an aloof and grim demeanor is very common among Dankmirians (though by no means all of them).
  • Uncertain Doom: She's seen crawling around on the castle and sneaking during the last episode of Season 1, it's not clear whether she was a victim of Dagmar's potion when she spread it through the castle, though it is known, through the use of the crystal ball, that she is still in the castle.
  • Wall Crawl: She can climb up along walls, much like a gecko or salamander. She also prefers to sleep upside-down from the ceiling like a bat.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of the first season, Oona's whereabouts are unknown. She's last seen scurrying off into the depths of the castle, shortly before Dagmar turns everyone to stone.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Oona speaks with an accent that sounds vaguely Eastern European, probably to distinguish how she's a foreigner living in Dreamland. More confusingly however, not all Dankmirians have that same accent, and several of them even have outright American-sounding accents (including lower-class Dankmirians who sound like they came from the Deep South).
    Bean: Oona, can you tell me what to expect, and I'll try to decipher your accent?
  • Wicked Stepmother: Played with. She's not very close to Bean, who dislikes Oona and considers her to be a poor replacement for Dagmar. However, Oona is never shown to be outright cruel or abusive to Bean, at most she's guilty of simply being neglectful and indifferent.
  • Woman Scorned: After Dagmar returns to Zog's life, Oona instantly becomes extremely jealous of her. After the two fight during Elfo's funeral, things only get worse and spiral out of control from there. When Zog becomes suspicious of Oona's behavior and thinks she's out to get him, Oona overhears what she assumes to be a plan to murder her. Out of paranoia and rage, Oona vows to make Dagmar, Zog, and Bean "pay" for their mistreatment of her.

    Prince Derek 

Bonnie/Crown Prince Derek Grunkwitz of Dreamland

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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

The 12-year-old son of King Zøg and Queen Oona, younger half-brother of Bean, and heir apparent to the throne of Dreamland.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He inherited his mother's pale blue skin color.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed. Derek doesn't interact much with Bean, though she apparently isn't very fond of him for some reason.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Pretty clearly a Type II, and only visible when he pushes his bangs back.
  • Children Are Innocent: If anything, he seems rather naive and oblivious to most of his Dysfunctional Family's shenanigans. In "Dreamland Falls", Zog locks up Derek in the tower to protect him from even realizing that his parents hate each other so much that they're seriously considering whether or not to kill each other.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Well, he still plays with action figures while acting out his imagination.
  • The Ditz: There's not a lot going on in his head, to say the least.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Due to his father Zog being a human, while his mother Oona is a Dankmirian.
  • Heir Club for Men: As the only son of King Zog, Derek is the future heir to the throne of Dreamland.
  • Kiddie Kid: He's 12 years old, but acts about half his age. He even still sleeps with a teddy bear. The implication is that he's been coddled and insulated most of his life.
  • Literal-Minded: When Zog asks him to "butter up" the Dankmire court, he tries to give a speech about buttering toast, only to get completely side-tracked by that, too.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Even more so than his sister. Derek doesn't seem to have any friends, let alone interacts with anyone his age.
  • The Quiet One: He's even more quiet than his mom. It takes several episodes before he even starts saying anything.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His long hair usually covers over his right eye. It probably indicates how shy and introverted he is.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Derek is undeniably pampered and naive about the world around him, but he seems like a rather nice and sweet kid; and he's easily the kindest person among his Big, Screwed-Up Family.
  • Stepford Smiler: The run-in with the Dankmirian hicks leaves him with nightmares about their giant skillet, but whenever he brings this up it's in the same cheerful, innocent tone he says everything else in.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He has blue skin and dark hair like his mother, and is overweight like his father.
  • Uncertain Doom: Zog isolates him in a tower so he can deal with Oona and their current issues alone and without worrying that he'll be involved in it, however, soon after, Dagmar releases her potion on Dreamland, turning almost everyone on stone, but Derek's fate is left unclear.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Gender-Inverted; he looks mostly like his ugly dad, and has none of his pretty mom's good looks.
  • Upper-Class Twit: He's a sheltered, spoiled rich kid who's grossly ignorant of how royal court politics work (see what happens when his dad asks him to improvise a speech during a state dinner in Dankmire), which makes it doubtful that he's anywhere near prepared for his role as the future king of Dreamland.

    Queen Dagmar (SPOILERS) 

Queen Dagmar of Dreamland

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Voiced by: Sharon Horgan

King Zøg's first wife and Bean's mother, who has been deceased for years.

WARNING: Significant spoilers from the end of Season 1 follow.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Dagmar was and is loved by everyone in Dreamland, from the royal court to the general populace. Oona is more or less seen as a sort of in-universe Replacement Scrappy, since she is considered weird and off-putting. Dagmar turns out to be more of a Villain with Good Publicity, given how she plotted to kill everyone in Dreamland.
  • Back from the Dead: When Bean uses the Elixir of Life on Dagmar, she's cured of her stone curse and returns to being flesh and blood again.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Downplayed, but at the end of Season 1, she has taken Bean with her, and has turned almost all of Dreamland into stone statues with her potion.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When Dagmar comes back, we soon learn that she isn't nearly as good a woman as Zog or Bean remembered her to be. She turns out to be Evil All Along, having tried to poison her husband and take Bean away from him.
  • Connected All Along: It's strongly implied that she serves (if not originates from) the empire of Maru, being able to use the potions that they had previously used against Cremorrah, which possibly connects her to Emperor Cloyd and the Enchantress.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Dagmar does seem to deeply love Bean, even if she's manipulating her daughter and using her as a pawn in her schemes. On the other hand, it's far more dubious if she ever actually cared about Zog; even though they did seem very happy and madly in love, she still doesn't hesitate to attempt murdering her husband twice, though she tried to claim that it's Nothing Personal.
  • Evil Brit: Her accent sounds distinctly English, and she's definitely a villain.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After she comes back and it's clear that she is the villain, she now dons a red dress and her hair is loose.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Turns out she'd been trying to petrify Zog and manipulate Bean for her evil plans. Once she's resurrected, Dagmar starts turning everyone else to stone, before absconding with an oblivious Bean to her homeland.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Dagmar makes vague comments about a big and ancient conflict and that it's Bean's destiny to take part in it, which she is trying to ensure she does, to get that, she destroys Dreamland, but her end goals are unknown. She is implied to be connected to the empire of Maru, sharing an agenda with Cloyd and The Enchantress, whose goals and plans are also unknown.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Dagmar was actually the one who poisoned the wine, and it was intended for Zog. However Bean accidentally switched their drinks around, leading to Dagmar being turned to stone instead.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: She has a very slim yet curvaceous physique.
  • Jerkass: Among her favorite activities are going to a bar and insulting anyone who fails to play darts properly. Oh, and also backstabbing her own husband while killing all of her kingdom's subjects.
  • Kick the Dog: Before she moves on to petrifying the kingdom, one of her early victims is Bunty, who was trying to warn Bean about Oona's declaration of revenge.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the show was already a dark-yet-goofy Black Comedy, Dagmar's return results in the deaths of almost everyone in the kingdom, including most of the recurring characters.
  • Missing Mom: Dagmar died when Bean was a little girl, due to drinking a magical poison that turned her into stone. However, Dagmar is eventually reunited with her daughter, after Bean revives her with the Elixir of Life 15 years later.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has a great body, and wears a lot of outfits designed to show it off. Even Bunty is impressed by her cleavage.
  • Mystical White Hair: Much like her daughter, her hair is white. And she definitely knows how to use magic, being able to create a deadly potion to destroy Dreamland, and is implied to have some kind of supernatural powers as well.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Meta-example; she apparently shares her name with the real-life Queen Dagmar of Bohemia.
  • Nothing Personal: She brushes off her attempted murder of Zog as this, saying that her end goal is much bigger than them, and that it's about Bean's participation in a conflict that had been going on for centuries. She seems to actually like Zog, but considers her mission, whatever it is, more important.
  • Pet the Dog: Once she learns Elfo died in the attempt to get the Elixir of Life, she insists he be given a full funeral. It's the nicest thing she does.
  • Poisoned Chalice Switcheroo: Due to a very young Bean accidentally switching their wine glasses, Dagmar instead consumed a magical poison that was intended for Zog. Doubles as Hoist by Their Own Petard, when it's revealed that Dagmar was responsible for poisoning the drink in the first place.
  • Posthumous Character: She's been dead for about 15 years prior to the start of the series. Until Bean brings her Back from the Dead.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Little did Zog or Bean even know, keeping Dagmar as a statue would've been much better for Dreamland. After she is revived, Dagmar continues where she left off on her evil plans from 15 years ago. It's possibly implied that Cloyd and the Enchantress were indeed plotting and hoping for Dagmar's return to the world.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Due to spending the past 15 years as a statue, Dagmar hasn't aged a day until Bean revives her. Although Dagmar still looks a bit older than her daughter, the difference looks more like several years rather than a few decades.
  • Taken for Granite: She was poisoned and turned to stone in the backstory. And then proceeds to do the same to nearly everyone in the entire kingdom after she's brought back.
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: She had a plan to do something to Dreamland, the first step was to kill Zog, which she tried to do by poisoning his wine.
  • Walking Spoiler: Dagmar's involvement in the plot as well as what happened to her are only revealed to the viewer in the last two episodes of Season 1, and both episodes that feature her are Wham Episodes full of revelations and plot twists.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Dons white hair, but is later revealed to be Evil All Along.
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    Odval 

Prime Minister Arnie Odval

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Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

The prime minister of Dreamland, and King Zøg's most trusted adviser.


  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin is a bit darker than other named human characters living in Dreamland.
  • Ambiguously Human: He has Pointy Ears and a Third Eye hidden under his hat (and possibly a fourth, according to one line of dialogue). This has yet to be explained.note 
  • The Comically Serious: He's a dour, serious man who doesn't like all the craziness around him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He tends to make dry remarks.
  • Dirty Old Man: He and Sorcerio hold weird sex orgies down in the castle basement when Zog's away.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Flashbacks in "To Thine Own Elf Be True" show he had hair when Bean was younger.
  • Nice Hat: It covers up his Third Eye.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • After Zog leaves the castle for the health spa, Odval tries to give a solemn speech, only to start cracking up toward the end.
    • See Dirty Old Man. Afterwards, Odval helps Bean clean up the Land Viking mess to help ensure that nobody asks where he and Sorcerio were while the massacre was happening.
    • When the subject of testing whether the Elixir of Life has actually worked on Zog comes up, he immediately calls "dibs" on stabbing him.
  • Number Two: He is Zog's right-hand man.
  • Only Sane Man: Not that it's saying much, but Odval does seem like one of the more level-headed members of Zog's court, and seems to know more about political administration than the king himself. Despite this, Odval isn't without his own eccentricities (like hosting sex orgies with his secret society in the castle basement).
  • Secret Circle of Secrets: Odval is a leader of a mysterious secret society that holds meetings when King Zog isn't around. Though we don't really know what exactly it is that they're up to, aside from having some weird sex orgies.
  • Sleazy Politician: Odval works for a tyrannical monarch, so this is kind of to be expected. Also, although Odval seems a bit sycophantic to Zog, he doesn't have much respect for him (when Zog is absent, Odval freely joins in with others in insulting their king). And Odval also seems to be a bit of a two-timing opportunist, as he secretly helps Oona with carrying out her plans to warn Dankmire of a possible threat to her life in "Dreamland Falls".
  • Straight Gay: He's not overtly homosexual, but he is having romantic and sexual relations with Sorcerio. Nobody bats an eye at this.
  • Straw Misogynist: He's a sexist jerk sometimes, especially toward Bean.
    Odval: Women are not permitted to address the council.
    Bean: You're the only one in here!
    Odval: Then it's unanimous.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time, he's rather calm and reserved.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He has a low opinion of almost everyone, but is very close with Socerio, his friend/lover.
  • Taken for Granite: He gets turned to stone by Queen Dagmar at the end of Season 1.
  • Third Eye: He has three eyes, with the third one typically covered up by his hat. He also implies that he (might) have a fourth one hidden somewhere, that he doesn't want to talk about.

    Sorcerio 

Sorcerio

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Voiced by: Billy West

Another one of King Zøg's advisers, a self-styled wizard with mediocre skills at magic.


  • Anything That Moves: Sorcerio doesn't have any reservations. He sleeps with both men and women, hints that he'd sleep with Luci given a chance, and is strongly implied to have done it with a griffon.
  • Bi the Way: As mentioned above, he's not too picky about who he has sex with.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He is definitely quite an eccentric old man.
  • Court Mage: He can't do any actual magic, but still fills the role as a magic adviser for King Zog.
  • Dirty Old Man: He has wild, pansexual orgies with Odval, and even invites Elfo to join in.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's far from being a competent wizard, and his experiments often fail, though not for lack of trying. But he's still fairly knowledgeable about magic.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Feels driven to do the things he does mainly to get the respect he feels his hat deserves.
  • Expy: He is basically this show's version of Professor Farnsworth from Futurama, and is even voiced by Billy West too.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: He is extremely eager to have sex with a gryphon, and it is implied that he actually did so. He also invited Elfo to join the cultist orgy in the castle dungeon, and to bring Luci along.
  • Inept Mage: By his own admission, Sorcerio isn't even good at using magic, his abilities being mostly limited to card tricks. However once he starts experimenting with Elfo's blood, he does try to improve his magic skills as much as he can.
  • Mad Scientist: While he's technically a Mad Sorcerer, he does fit this archetype very well. Sorcerio is conducting highly unethical medical experiments by using Elfo as a guinea-pig in his private laboratory, draining his blood to try and figure out a way to create the Elixir of Life (and failing that, he also uses the blood to create other magic potions as well).
  • Secret Circle of Secrets: Along with Odval, Sorcerio is a member of a mysterious secret society that holds meetings when King Zog isn't around. Though we don't really know what exactly it is that they're up to, aside from having some weird sex orgies.
  • The Smart Guy: Zig-zagged. Although Sorcerio knows that he's very incompetent at actually using magic, he's still very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, and tries his best to do research and improve his mediocre skills.
  • Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: Although a wizard, Sorcerio is also an advocate of science, as magic is real in this world, and he tries to study it the scientific way.
  • Taken for Granite: As with everyone else in the castle, by Queen Dagmar.
  • Wizard Classic: He's a parody of this character archetype.

    Pendergast, Turbish, and Mertz 

Sir Pendergast, Sir Turbish, and Sir Mertz

Voiced by: Eric Andre, Rich Fulcher, and Billy West

Pendergast is a knight and one of the highest-ranked soldiers in Dreamland, reporting directly to King Zøg. His lord sends him off on unusual quests, alongside the younger knights Turbish and Mertz.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Pendergast starts thinking that he and Bean are courting. Bean is... less than enthusiastic about that.
  • Bad Boss: Pendergast cares slightly less about losing three of his men than he does the armor they're wearing, describing the men themselves as the armor's "contents". He also once gave Turbish a "kill me" sign to wear.
  • Closest Thing We Got: In the first episode, Pendergast explains that his two best trackers, Striker and Bolt, are absent, so he's forced to resort to Turbish and Mertz instead.
  • Comic Trio: Pendergast is the most competent of the three men, while Turbish and Mertz give him trouble.
  • The Ditz: Turbish is the stupidest of the three.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Pendergast has a crush on Bean, and he evidently thinks he's a chivalrous knight courting a beautiful princess. But of course, Bean doesn't reciprocate.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Pendergast wears an eyepatch over where his right eye should be, implying he lost it due to a battlefield injury.
  • Hidden Depths: They turn out to be semi-competent musicians.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: Zigzagged, but erring toward playing the trope straight. Pendergast is shown to have other knights, and on occasion uses them along with Turbish and Mertz. It's just that they have a bad tendency to die.
  • My Beloved Smother: Mertz's mom joins them on their quest in "The Limits of Immortality", berating her son and annoying everyone all the while.
  • Perma-Stubble: Pendergast, aside from briefly in "Love's Tender Rampage", when he shaves for a ball.
  • Straw Misogynist: Pendergast. In "For Whom the Pig Oinks", he tries to block entry to Bean to board Merkimer's party ship, mistakenly believing that a "delicate flower" like herself can't handle traveling on the high seas. In "The Princess of Darkness", he tells Zog that giving Bean an education was a "mistake".
  • Taken for Granite: Pendergast is one of the first people turned to stone by Queen Dagmar. Turbish and Mertz follow a little later.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Pendergast is always friendly towards Bean, even if his loyalties are to the king. However late in the show, he tracks Bean to lead him to Elfwood, and maniacally enjoys hunting down the elves.

    Bunty 

Bunty

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Voiced by: Lucy Montgomery

Princess Bean's nanny and lady-in-waiting, who's overburdened with cleaning up her messes. She's also the wife of Stan.


  • Abusive Parents: Played completely for laughs. She and her husband put their many, many children to work from the minute they're born.
  • Covert Pervert: Her reaction to Queen Dagmar's return is to continually prod her breasts, until Dagmar tells her to stop.
  • The Ditz: Freely admits to being "dim as the day is long".
  • Explosive Breeder: She has a lot of children. At one point, she casually gives birth to a newborn infant, with the midwife being one of her older kids.
  • Parental Substitute: Bean says she's the closest thing she's had to a mother-figure since Dagmar's death.
  • Stepford Smiler: She's always friendly and helpful, but when Tess gets the ability to see into people's minds she claims that Bunty has a lot of anger she doesn't let anyone see.
    Bunty: (cheerfully) It's why I can't keep a dog alive.
  • Taken for Granite: She's among the many victims of Queen Dagmar, becoming a stone statue in Bean's room.

    Stan 

Stan

Voiced by: Noel Fielding

King Zøg's official executioner and torturer. He's also the husband of Bunty.


  • Affably Evil: He's rather friendly and soft-spoken despite being an executioner.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": Falls victim to this while picking up some stuff at work. He decides to use his own rack to fix it.
  • Kick the Dog: When Bean fails to execute a harmless old lady, he cheerfully tells her she's not just a quitter and a failure, but also a loser, then proceeds to taunt her about it.
  • Never Heard That One Before: He cracks a beheading joke before going to work, then tells Bean she'll hear all of those in the first fifteen minutes of the job.
    Stan: (cheerfully) Then it's basically just human tragedy.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Killing and maiming people is just what he does for a living to support his family, and he's otherwise a fairly jovial individual.
  • The Quiet One: Outside of "Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill", he doesn't speak.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His work outfit consists of a hood, wrist bands, pants and no shirt.

    The Herald 

The Herald

Voiced by: David Herman

A messenger who walks around the castle and streets of Dreamland, announcing and informing everyone of the latest news.


    The Jester 

The Jester

Voiced by: Billy West

The royal court jester, who tries (and fails) to entertain Zog with lame jokes.


  • Butt-Monkey: Zog has a tendency to have the Jester defenestrated out of windows, or sent falling down a trapdoor leading to the ocean.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh no!", always said before he gets thrown or falls into the ocean.
  • The Jester: Obviously enough. Zog doesn't think he's very funny though.
  • Taken for Granite: Can be heard exclaiming "Oh, no!" when Dagmar's petrification potion spreads over Dreamland.

    Vip and Vap 

Vip and Vap

Voiced by: N/A

King Zøg's diminutive royal cape-bearers, who accompany him at all formal occasions.


Other Dreamland Citizens

    Lord and Lady Lingonberry 

Lord Lingonberry and Lady Lingonberry

An old noble couple in Dreamland. Lord Lingonberry died after a failed experiment by Sorcerio with Elfo's blood. Lady Lingonberry is the victim of a carriage-jacking by Bean and her friends.


  • Character Death: Lord Lingonberry dies without any fanfare in Sorcerio's laboratory. His poor widow may not even know that his body was devoured by pigs.
  • Cool Old Guy: Lord Lingonberry was described by Sorcerio as "a good man, a family man". Indeed, he seemed to be quite a polite and friendly Nice Guy.
  • The Ditz: Lord Ligonberry is one of the nicer people in the show, but he's clearly not got a lot going on upstairs. His only reaction to being clamped to a table is eagerly exclaiming, "This is the first interesting thing that's ever happened to me!"
  • Fed to Pigs: Played for Laughs; after a failed attempt to create the Elixir of Life using Elfo's blood, which kills Lord Lingonberry instead of restoring his hair, Sorcerio dumps the poor guy's body down a chute leading to a pig trough.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Lady Lingonberry seemingly drowns after Bean crashed her carriage into a river. However, she later turns out to have somehow survived, and appears in Zog's throne room along with other angry victims of Bean's crimes.

    Gwen the Witch 

Gwen the Witch

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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

A crazy old witch who has been convicted and sentenced to death on charges of murder. Bean is given the task of executing her via beheading with an axe, but hesitates over her possible innocence.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Gwen is based on the Wicked Witch from the Hansel and Gretel story; but instead of being an evil cannibal trying to eat the titular children, she's actually a kindly old woman who just wanted to adopt and raise them.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She becomes relevant again in "The Limits of Immortality", where she is revealed to be the ex-wife of Malfus the Philosopher, the last man to use the Elixir of Life, and she gives some information about him.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's actually a nice, sweet old woman whose kindness and generosity was used against her.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Because of Bean's actions, Gwen is spared from suffering a gruesome death, is fully exonerated from her murder conviction, and moves to a retirement home along with her sister (who as it turns out, somehow survived their house exploding).
  • Flying Broomstick: How she gets around.
  • Gingerbread House: She lived in a house made of candy, which was stolen by Hansel and Gretel.
  • Laughing Mad: Gwen was cursed to cackle maniacally like a madwoman whenever she tried to speak. The curse is lifted after Bean kills Hansel and Gretel and blows up their house.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: Gwen was misblamed (if not outright framed) for causing the disappearances of Hansel and Gretel, as well as being pinned for the numerous murders those two had committed. Given that the medieval legal system wasn't known for fair court trials, Gwen was automatically deemed guilty despite actually being innocent.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Gwen adopted two orphans named Hansel and Gretel from the woods and let them live in her home. Unfortunately, the orphans turned out to be psychopathic cannibals who chained her up (along with Gwen's sister) and kept them hostage in their own home, which they used as a slaughterhouse to murder countless innocent people. Hansel and Gretel also put a curse on Gwen, forcing her to cackle instead of speak, which didn't help at all when Gwen was eventually framed for their murders and sentenced to death.
  • Parental Substitute: She tried to act as a mother figure by adopting Hansel and Gretel, and raising them like they were her own kids. Unfortunately, she had no idea that these two were crazy enough to eat their biological parents, which meant that they had no problems with betraying her either.
  • Public Execution: She was sentenced to getting beheaded with an axe in the town square. King Zog's executioner Stan was supposed to do it, but due to a backache he asked Bean to cover for him. Despite being egged on by every spectator around her, Bean's guilty conscience keeps her from actually slicing off Gwen's neck.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She has been married to Malfus for over 90 years and was by herself long before that and much long after that, putting her around 100 years old.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Gwen refused to take the Elixir of Life from her husband Malfus, thinking exactly about this. He regretfully came to agree with her after having already taken it himself.
  • Wicked Witch: Subverted. When introduced, she's assumed to just be a murderous cannibal responsible for killing two kids. Even with this alleged "information" in mind, Bean feels too reluctant to kill her, which is fortunate because she soon discovers that the witch is completely harmless and innocent.

    Old Man Touchy 

Old Man Touchy

Voiced by: David Herman

A strange old man that has a habit of touching things and can identify anything. He is currently locked up in the castle dungeon.


  • Blind Seer: His eyes have been plucked out. He still knows almost everything there is to know about anything he touches.
  • Dirty Old Man: It's heavily implied that his habit of touching has led him to molest someone, possibly even Zog, and that's why he was thrown into the dungeon and blinded.
  • Disability Superpower: Despite being blind, he has a very heightened sense of touch, and was able to feel up Elfo to deduce that he wasn't exactly an elf.
  • Eye Scream: Zog had both of his eyes gouged out. Though this doesn't stop Touchy from being able to figure out his exact surroundings by touching them.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He likes touching things, including people, which leads him to throw himself on people to grope and analyze them.
  • Psychometry: Strongly implied, since he is able to determine the true nature of the Eternity Pendant and Elfo, despite never having had contact with either before.

Bentwood Royal Family

    Prince Guysbert 

Prince Guysbert of Bentwood

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Voiced by: David Herman

A prince from Bentwood, and Bean's fiancé in an arranged political wedding, which is aborted due to an unfortunate accident involving him and a chair made of swords.


  • Arranged Marriage: King Zog chose Guysbert as a groom for his daughter Bean, in order to secure an alliance with the land of Bentwood. Unfortunately, Bean doesn't love this man and declares "NO!" at the prospect of marrying him.
  • Brainless Beauty: Guysbert looks quite handsome (at least Oona seems to think so), however he's rather dimwitted; see Too Dumb to Live below.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Touted as the slayer of "that bird that flew into the room one time" by the Herald.
  • Famous Last Words: He happily exclaims "MY HEADACHE IS GONE!" before his brains fall out.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He seems to be completely fine with marrying Bean, however she doesn't reciprocate any of his approval at all.
  • Made of Iron: When Guysbert impales his head on the sword blade, he can only say "Owwwww" in the dullest expression of pain possible. But not only does he somehow survive this, he continues living with his head stuck for several more weeks, only complaining every now and then about his headache.
  • Rasputinian Death: He impales himself through the head, spends several weeks not dying, then finally removes the sword from his head. His brain slides out of the hole in his skull, and he dies on the spot. For an added bonus, as he collapses, he stabs himself in the chest with the sword he just pulled out.
  • Royal Inbreeding: His parents are siblings, which would explain his idiocy.
  • Simpleton Voice: Played straight.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When Bean pulls off her wedding ring in an attempt to reject marrying Guysbert, he tried to pick it up from the floor. Unfortunately for him, it rolled under a piece of furniture adorned with sword blades, and he accidentally impales his head through it.

    Prince Merkimer 

Prince Merkimer of Bentwood

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"As someone who was born rich, powerful and beautiful, I've never needed to rely on grace or charm."
Voiced by: Matt Berry (English), Dafnis Fernandez (Latin American Spanish)

The younger brother/cousin of Prince Guysbert, who becomes Bean's next fiancé after the aforementioned demise of his brother. However, his wedding is also aborted after he suddenly turns into a pig.


  • Actor Allusion: Merkimer is voiced by Matt Berry, who's playing yet another somewhat dimwitted womanizer with Cloudcuckoolander moments, much like Douglas Renholm of The IT Crowd.
  • Animal Stereotypes: As a pig, he remains a perverted chauvinist.
  • Animorphism: He's cursed and transformed into a pig during the middle of his wedding, due to drinking a mixture of pig's blood enchanted with Elfo's magic blood.
  • Asshole Victim: You don't feel too bad for him when he transformed into a pig.
  • Arranged Marriage: For the same reasons as his older brother, he's expected to marry Bean just to strengthen political ties between Bentwood and Dreamland. And presumably so that Zog can save face as well, after his daughter accidentally caused Guysbert's death.
  • The Beastmaster: He managed to take control over a herd of 30 walruses by fucking them. However, this was actually because he was under their mind-control spell, and he thought that the walruses were mermaids.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: He had sex with thirty walruses. To be fair, he was affected by their song and thought that he was sleeping with mermaids.
  • Brainless Beauty: It's not just the fact that he was dumb enough to mistake walruses for mermaids. For some reason, he thought it was a good idea to drink a whole cup full of magical blood because he somehow thought it was an aphrodisiac / sexual performance enhancer.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially after he's turned into a pig.
    Merkimer: Sad!
  • The Casanova: He's extremely lustful, and sees marrying Bean as just another opportunity for a sexual conquest. Bean plays his promiscuity against him, by tricking him into going on a sailing trip to Mermaid Island so he could get laid by its inhabitants (though nobody was expecting that he'd bump into walruses instead).
  • Catchphrase: "Sad!" whenever his feelings are hurt after his Baleful Polymorph.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Merkimer is an arrogant braggart, and among his boasting includes claims of some great achievements during his military service. However, Merkimer turns out to not be an incompetent coward as one might expect from a character like him; as shown when he leads the walruses on an assault against the Borc naval crew, managing to kill all of them in the process. Even though it turns out that those "Borcs" were actually Bozaks, members of a nation allied to Dreamland.
  • Deal with the Devil: Strikes a bargain with Luci. Luci being Laughably Evil, Merkimer has to give him a horsey ride instead of his soul.
  • Humiliation Conga: He's become very depressed and self-pitying due to his transformation from a successful prince to a lowly pig. Especially because he's now too ugly to seduce women.
  • Jerkass: He's a vain, arrogant, obnoxious braggart and a womanizer.
  • Jerkass Realization: He comes to understand just how big of a dick he actually was after spending some time as a pig. Not that it actually stops him from being one.
  • Karmic Transformation: It's rather fitting that a perverted misogynist like himself is now a pig, both figuratively and literally. Also as a narcissist who enjoyed charming and banging women, he's saddened that girls no longer think he's a handsome guy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Disturbingly enough, he doesn't offer any sympathy for his own brother's impalement. He even tells Bean that he's been smitten with her ever since she accidentally "killed" his brother.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Meta-example; he seems to be named after the real-life Frankish king Marcomer, but with the spelling altered a bit.
  • Narcissist: Merkimer is convinced he was the most good-looking man "in all the land". Tess tells everyone he isn't, but he really believes it.
  • Prince Charmless: He's a boorish and egotistic prince, so it's no wonder why Bean would be extremely reluctant to marry a man like him. After a few weeks as a pig, he even admits as being such to Luci.
  • Riches to Rags: He was a hedonistic prince before turning into a pig. For being a pig, his parents abandoned him in Dreamland and left him as a common farm animal.
  • Royal Inbreeding: Because his parents are siblings, his brother is also his cousin.
  • Straw Misogynist: Aside from being a huge philanderer, he admits that he doesn't listen to women, as he doesn't care what they have to say.
  • Talking Animal: He still keeps his human voice and ability to speak even after becoming a pig.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He invokes this when telling Bean that after they marry, Merkimer - who has already shown himself to be a colossal jerkass anyway - will become even worse.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's a bit of a dick before his Baleful Polymorph, however afterwards he begins to straighten up once he can no longer get by on his looks.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: He's surprised during the beginning phase of his transformation into a pig. But, he still walks down the aisle thinking that Bean will still marry him. Considering his narcissism and chauvinism, he probably thought that it wouldn't matter.
  • Warrior Prince: He served as a soldier in Bentwood's army, and as detailed in Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, he's a surprisingly competent fighter.

    King Lorenzo and Queen Bunny 

King Lorenzo I and Queen Bunny of Bentwood

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Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (Lorenzo) and N/A (Bunny)

The monarchs of Bentwood, who are the parents (and uncle/aunt) of Guysbert and Merkimer.


  • Adipose Rex: Lorenzo is a rather stout and portly king, much like Zog.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Lorenzo and Bunny are a married couple of siblings. Neither of them think this is wrong.
  • Lack of Empathy: Disturbingly enough, they don't seem to care that much when Guysbert's head gets impaled on a sword blade. Instead of even trying to help him get unstuck, they immediately move on to their Plan B for the wedding: send Merkimer as a replacement groom for Bean. Even after Guysbert is presumed dead (he's actually alive yet suffering in pain), his parents leave their own son to rot in a landfill next to the Dreamland castle.
  • The Napoleon: Hinted at with Lorenzo, who in his introduction is wearing ludicrously huge platform shoes just to bring himself up to Zog's height.
  • Royal Inbreeding: Because of their incestuous marriage, Guysbert and Merkimer are simultaneously both their sons and nephews.

Elfwood Citizens

    Pops 

Pops

Voiced by: Billy West

Elfo's father, who may know a few things that his son doesn't.


  • Interspecies Romance: Though the details are fuzzy. All we know is that Elfo's mother was not an elf.
  • It Runs in the Family: Elfo's taste for "big women" was apparently something they both shared.
  • Love at First Punch: He mentions that his encounter with Elfo's mother began with him harassing her, and her responding by punching him, at which point he fell in love.
  • Nice Guy: Pops is just a sweet old man and loving father to Elfo.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He's so reluctant to tell Elfo about his mother, he ducks the issue repeatedly, never once just telling Elfo the whole truth.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Pops seems to have his head in the clouds. During Elfo's hanging, Pops comes over to express his sympathy for his son's untimely fate, however he decides to go off rambling on an anecdote of how he met Elfo's mother. Pops even obliviously pulls off the stool that Elfo was standing on so he could sit down, talking with his back turned away from Elfo, not even realizing that this tightened the noose and caused Elfo to start choking. Then Pops dozes off into a nap after he's done speaking.

    Kissy 

Kissy

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Voiced by: Jeny Batten

Elfo's ex-girlfriend and co-worker from the Elfwood candy factory. She's the daughter of the Elf King, and is thus an elf princess.


  • Ambiguously Bi: When her father proclaims that he can indeed execute anyone who's kissed her, two female elves also step back in fear.
  • Badass Adorable: Along with her fellow elves, Kissy joins in to defend their village from the invading Dreamland knights, and even gives Pendergast a headbutt.
  • Meaningful Name: Like all elves from her village, her name reflects her personality. It's also her job to kiss the chocolate boxes as they come off the production line. Hers is also one of the few names to not end with an -o suffix.
  • Missing Mom: No mention is made of Kissy's mother, presumably the Elf Queen, who may well be dead. The lack of a mother seems to be something she has in common with Elfo and Princess Bean.
  • Nice Girl: When Kissy's father tries to kill Elfo, she's willing to stand up to her dad, and saves her boyfriend by cutting him down from the Gumdrop Tree and helping him escape Elfwood.
  • Pink Is Feminine: She has pink skin and wears a purple dress, and is the girliest elf introduced.
  • Really Gets Around: Her name is Kissy, after all. It's implied that she has at least made out with almost every (male) elf in the village. She and her new boyfriend also seemed open for a threesome with Elfo.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Her new boyfriend Shrimpo is much shorter than her, to the point that Elfo mistakes him for their son at first.

    The Elf King 

The Elf King

Voiced by: Billy West

The ruler of Elfwood, and Kissy's paranoid father.


  • Berserk Button: Don't ever dare to fool around with his daughter, and also don't bring humans into Elfwood.
  • The Caligula: Don't let the cutesy appearance of Elfwood fool you, the Elf King is a crazy tyrant who's comparable to King Zog in terms of sheer vindictiveness.
  • Fantastic Racism: When Elfo returns to Elfwood with Bean, the Elf King expresses his disapproval that he brought a human into their village, saying they "bring nothing but pain and treachery". Though he quickly changes his tune after Bean offers to share her alcohol with everyone.
  • Overprotective Dad: Much like King Zog, the Elf King is super-strict about trying to keep his daughter away from premarital sex. When he catches Elfo in bed with Kissy, he sentences Elfo to death by hanging from the Gumdrop Tree. And this isn't even the first time he (tried to) execute one of Kissy's lovers.
    Kissy: Father, stop! You can't just kill every guy that kisses me!
    Elf King: Sure I can!
    (Every male elf around him nervously backs away)

Antagonists

    Emperor Cloyd and the Enchantress 

Emperor Cloyd of Maru, and the Enchantress

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"And so, the demonic binding begins."
Voiced by: Rich Fulcher and Lucy Montgomery

Mysterious figures from the distant land of Maru, who have taken a sinister interest in Bean; they were the ones who sent Luci to Bean as a wedding present, with the goal of corrupting her to fulfill their plans.


  • Affably Evil: Cloyd and the Enchantress seem rather close and chummy with each other, and seem to respect each other at all times.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: At the end of Season 1, Dreamland is destroyed just as they planned, by the hands of Dagmar, who is implied to be working with or for them, and Luci has corrupted Bean even more than what they had predicted. They even happily toast at the end of "The Limits of Immortality".
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: They're implied to be the main antagonists of the series (or at least the first major story arc), though so far they have yet to play a more active role in the conflict, always lurking in the shadows during Season 1.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: They're Obviously Evil, actively seek to turn Bean to the dark side, and they're plotting the downfall of Dreamland. They even sit on dark chairs.
  • The Chessmaster: Whatever plans they have in mind for Bean and Luci, it seems to be for some sort of (sinister) agenda that isn't exactly known yet.
  • Evil Brit: Both of them speak with English-sounding accents, as befitting for a pair of villainous aristocrats.
  • Evil Laughter: Once Bean gets her hands on the Elixir of Life. Well, the Enchantress does. Cloyd... not so much (in his case, it's more like Evil Chuckling).
  • Evil Overlord: Cloyd is implied to be this. He rules as the Emperor of Maru, which was responsible for releasing a cursed potion that destroyed the rival kingdom of Cremorrah.
  • Evil Sorceress: The Enchantress is a skilled magic user. She controls the Oracle Fire that she and Cloyd use to spy on Bean and her allies, and the Enchantress also cast a spell that forced Luci to possess Bean's body.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Big Jo is an antagonist like them, despite not considering himself evil, but they are at odds with him. In his first appearance, Cloyd calls him "that accursed weirdo" and clearly considers him a nuisance to their plans. They even send an assassin against him in "The Limits of Immortality".
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Cloyd wears a rather modern-looking pair of Nerd Glasses.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Their end goal, as well as their allegiance are hidden and only lightly hinted at by vague comments. In fact it's not revealed which kingdom they're in up until "The Limits of Immortality", which reveals that they are from Maru, and have sinister plans for all of Dreamland. Their enigmatic goals are lampshaded in "Princess of Darkness".
    Cloyd: Oh no, they're onto us.
    Jerry: They'll know exactly what we're up to.
    Enchantress: You don't even know what we're up to!
    Jerry: Every day you say you'll tell me and you never do.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: Cloyd is a much less serious character than the Enchantress, despite being the evil emperor of a mysterious civilization; what with how he burns his hands on the Oracle Fire, or dropping his Nerd Glasses when startled by his own assassin, before demanding in a very high-pitched voice that he not do that.
  • Nice Hat: Cloyd wears a purple headdress, while the Enchantress wears a red headdress/mask.
  • Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Throughout the first season, we frequently see them watching events from afar and discussing how their plan is progressing, without ever going into detail about what that plan entails. Part of it involves binding Luci to Bean, the acquisition of the Elixir of Life, and the destruction of Dreamland.
  • Sleep Cute: They fall asleep next to one another at the end of the first episode.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They're never seen apart, as they watch on Bean's and Luci's progress.

    Jerry 

Jerry

Voiced by: David Herman

The dimwitted assistant working for Cloyd and the Enchantress.


  • Animals Hate Him: Cloyd makes him feed the peacocks they keep, even when Jerry notes they "don't like" him.
  • The Ditz: He's not very bright.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Whatever it is Cloyd and the Enchantress are up to, they never tell him, no matter how often he asks.
  • Metaphorgotten: His comparison of Zog and coconuts is... off.
    "He's like a coconut. Hard on the outside, but on the inside... coconut."
  • Simpleton Voice: If you couldn't tell that he looks kinda stupid.

    Big Jo 

Big Jo

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"Flesh burn, demon return!"
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

A professional exorcist and demon hunter. He's on a mission to rid the world of all demons.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Elfo mentions he and his sidekick Porky have a toxic relationship, but doesn't specify the nature of that relationship.
  • Ambiguously Human: Aside from being noticeably taller than the other humans, the man (seemingly) fell into a volcano and (apparently) survived with no burn wounds.
  • Anti-Villain: The first time he appears, he exorcises Luci and takes him to be killed along with dozens of other demons. And given they're, y'know, demons, he's not exactly the bad guy in the situation; aside from being a little too willing to risk killing Bean just to exorcise Luci from her earlier, or threatening to kill Elfo for getting in his way during the volcano confrontation. He even (unintentionally) calls himself a "villain" in his subsequent appearance, though he clarifies that he doesn't see himself as being evil.
  • Artificial Limbs: He gets a mechanical prosthetic after Bean and Elfo sliced off his original arm.
  • Badass Preacher: He's one of the best exorcists and demon hunters in the world, and knows how to handle himself in a physical fight.
  • The Comically Serious: Big Jo is a character more appropriate for a supernatural horror movie than a fantastic comedy cartoon. Big Jo tries to take himself seriously at all times, but his creepiness and tendency to scare people is played for laughs.
  • The Dreaded: Odval is reluctant to summon him, since Big Jo creeps him out. When Big Jo does appear, he scares everyone in the royal court (more than once).
  • Evil Priest: He's certainly very knowledgeable about holy scriptures, a useful tool for fighting demons with. Although his methods may be a bit too extreme.
  • Evil vs. Evil: When he returns in "The Limits of Immortality", he's searching for the Eternity Pendant, which puts him at odds with Cloyd's and the Enchantress' own goals, so Cloyd sends his best assassin to fight him.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Kind of, since the spelling "Jo" is usually short for female names. It is, however, used as a shortened form of Josef/Jozef in some Eastern European countries.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: No word on why he wants the Elixir of Life.
  • Hollywood Exorcism: He performs religious rituals to try removing Luci from possessing Bean. When that doesn't work, he resorts to more drastic measures.
  • Hunter of Monsters: He exorcises, captures, and kills demons for a living. While it's very understandable that he wants to exterminate these evil creatures, he doesn't care that Luci is (relatively) less malevolent than the average demon, and is also perfectly willing to kill victims of demonic possession if he can't find another way to exorcise them.
  • Kill It with Fire:
    • Big Jo lights Bean's bed on fire. While Luci points out that fire can't hurt demons, Jo explains that he's actually going to burn Bean to death so that Luci can't hide in her body anymore. This forces Luci to leave Bean's body and surrender himself to Jo to save her.
    • Later, Big Jo is seen destroying the demons he's captured by throwing them into a volcano. Oddly enough, this actually seems to kill demons despite fire having no effect on them.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In his second appearance in "The Limits of Immortality". Big Jo showcases to be more threatening and harder to get rid of than first thought, and also to have a large amount of knowledge about the deepest parts of the show's lore, that the main characters are not yet privy to. Following that episode, the show goes into a (relatively) darker and more serious tone.
  • Lean and Mean: He's very tall and slim, which makes him look even creepier than usual. He's also fully willing to burn Bean alive just to get to the demon inside her.
  • Necromancer: He's mentioned to have dabbled in this.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Played for Laughs in a scene where he appears and disappears in time with the flashes of lightning from a thunderstorm. And then again when he teleports into a room as Zog unlocks and opens the door, without looking away from him.
  • Phrase Catcher: The forces of darkness keep referring to him as a "weirdo".
  • Villain Ball: Despite making fun of villains that tell their story to the heroes, he actually manages to grab this big time. When he knocks out Bean and Luci, he decides to kidnap them together with Elfo and take them into his hunt for the pendant, which again allows them to defeat him and get the pendant.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: All but explicitly declares himself this. In his second appearance, he first proudly states that he won't hold a Motive Rant like other villains, and then pauses to clarify that of course he doesn't see himself as a villain but thinks his goals are good.

    Sven 

Sven

Voiced by: David Herman

Sven is the Regional Manager of the Land Vikings, a ruthless gang of murderous bandits who pillage cities and towns. They seek immortality, beautiful women, convenient parking, and to wow the world with their smooth northern dance style.


  • Asshole Victim: Given the massive bloodbath that Sven and his men created in the castle, you can't really feel too sorry for them when Bean leads them falling to their deaths.
  • Ax-Crazy: Sven and the Vikings prove to be this by massacring (almost) everyone who was present in the castle party.
  • Disney Villain Death: Sven and all of his fellow Vikings are killed when Bean tricks them into running through the castle's trapdoor leading to the ocean. Bean wasn't even trying to kill them, as she was expecting them to survive hitting the water, but there was low tide...
  • Faux Affably Evil: Sven seems to be a smooth, charming man who knows how to have a pleasant conversation with Bean. He's also a ruthless, vicious marauder who has no qualms with mass-murdering all of Bean's party guests.
  • Horny Vikings: The Land Vikings are a twist on this trope. Instead of being a bunch of Norse pirate warriors who sail and plunder on the high seas, they're basically a bandit gang who roam around in boat-shaped vehicles on dry land, raiding cities along the way.
  • Immortality Seeker: Sven takes an interest when Elfo and Bean claim that they keep the Elixir of Life in the castle.
    "Vikings do not seek riches. We want immortality, that our names might live on a hundred years!"
  • Motive Decay: Initially, the Vikings just wanted to crash Bean's party and have some fun; and Sven also sought to have sex with Bean. Until Elfo mentions the Elixir of Life — then Sven changes his plans, goes on a murder spree, and takes over the castle in hopes of immortality.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: The Land Vikings make a lifestyle out of this. Well, we don't see them do any raping or burning onscreen, but we do see them engage in plenty of killing and pillaging.
  • Sad Clown: Sven claims to be this.
    "I am also funny guy. Because inside there is pain."
  • Villainous Crush: Sven instantly falls for Bean. Bean also finds him attractive, and was willing to sleep with him; until Elfo comes in to interrupt them, and all hell breaks loose.

    Hansel and Gretel 

Hansel and Gretel

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"We're more meat-eaters now."

A brother and sister who live in a house made of candy in the forest. Countless people who visited their home have never returned.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike in the original fairy tale, they are the evil cannibals, instead of the Witch.
  • Age Lift: They're a few decades older than in the original story.
  • Asshole Victim: After refusing to execute the old witch Gwen (who turns out to be innocent), Bean's conscience is eased a bit after killing the real murderers responsible for the crimes that the old lady was wrongly accused of.
  • Ax-Crazy: How else does one quickly describe a pair of murderous cannibals?
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: Downplayed, the horrors of their actions aren't sugarcoated and doesn't shy away from showing the basement. That being said, they are just as dumbfounded as the audience by Elfo's obliviousness.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Implied, as they seem to be a bit too close to each other. Given that they're the only adult company they've had for decades, well it's just the least creepy thing about them. It's made more explicit when Hansel and Gretel share what suspiciously looks like a kissnote , along with this line of dialogue:
    Hansel: (reacting to Gretel's death) We were supposed to grow old together, and eat a family!
  • Cannibal Clan: They're siblings who cannibalised their parents and used a kindhearted hag as their scapegoat.
  • Cannibal Larder: Hansel and Gretel are revealed to be the real cannibals. Shortly after the reveal, we see human heads hanging from the ceiling apparently to dry and cure alongside unidentified "meat", various candies and desserts made of human flesh, and at one point mummified corpses in cotton candy.
  • Child Eater: Implied, They seemingly fed Elfo to his friends but he was revealed to be alive and burning in the oven. Considering the elves have sealed themselves away from the rest of the world. What Bean ate was possibly a child or (hopefully) another small creature.
  • Enfante Terrible: Even way back when they were children, they were still evil and insane; see Self-Made Orphan and Ungrateful Bastard.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Regardless of everything else, they do genuinely love one another. Hansel is enraged when he sees Bean kill Gretel.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: They like cracking sick jokes about their dietary habits that their victims don't catch on to.
  • Fat Bastard: Both of them are obese due to a lifetime diet of eating mostly candy and human meat.
  • Faux Affably Evil: They abuse Sacred Hospitality as part of their modus operandi. They invite their guests/victims inside and treat them to a bowl of candy or a meat dish, in order to lull them into a false sense of security.
  • Gingerbread House: They live in a house made of and filled with candy. Its original owner was Gwen the Witch, who foolishly took them in when they were kids.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: They enjoy killing and eating other humans. As well as the occasional non-human, as Elfo can attest to. It's played for both black comedy and horrorinvoked.
  • Improvised Weapon: They have several weapons and death traps made of candy, including an axe-shaped lollipop that Bean uses to kill them.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's Hansel and Gretel, not Gretel and Hansel!
  • Killed Off for Real: Bean kills Gretel by hitting her in the head with a candy axe, then does the same to Hansel.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Played with. Although Hansel and Gretel certainly aren't lacking in darkly humorous qualities much like other villains in the show, they're still treated as more of a serious threat compared to other minor one-shot antagonists in Season 1. And despite all the jokes about how they eat people, when we actually see the results of their gruesome crimes, it's not so funny. Especially when Bean discovers the basement where they hide all the dismembered remains of their victims.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Both of them are Enfante Terrible all grown up, but still just as creepy. Whenever they're not committing cannibalism, they're gorging on candy instead.
  • Public-Domain Character: Being darkly twisted parodies of Hansel and Gretel after all.
  • Self-Made Orphan: They killed and ate their own parents before Gwen found them.
  • Serial Killer: They've murdered and consumed countless unsuspecting travellers over the years.
  • Serious Business: Gretel actually gets offended when Bean thinks she's been served Elfo. Because elf is dessert meat, not a main course.
  • Siblings in Crime: They're a Brother-Sister Team of ruthless, cannibalistic serial killers.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Their role in the overall story is minor. Their actions have forced Bean to realise that some people can't be reasoned with or taught to compromise. The ruins of their gingerbread house also allowed Odval and Sorcerio to find the recipe book for the elixir of life.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After eating their parents, an old witch named Gwen adopted them. They repaid her kindness by chaining up Gwen (and her sister) and keeping them hostage in the house, cursing Gwen to cackle instead of speak, and turning her home into their own personal slaughterhouse.

    Dankmirian Hillbillies 

Dankmirian Hillbillies

Voiced by: David Herman

Two farmers who live deep in the swamps of Dankmire. They kidnap Zog, Derek, Bean, Elfo, and Luci to feed them to a giant swamp monster.


Miscellaneous

    The Fairy 

The Fairy

Voiced by: Tress MacNeille (English), Angela Villanueva (Latin American Spanish)

An old fairy prostitute who lives in the forest. She offers sexual services and some occasional words of advice.


  • Bi the Way: She seems just as willing to offer sex to Bean along with her male friends.
  • Dirty Old Woman: She's rather blatantly an elderly hooker. This doesn't stop her from still getting clients though.
  • Expy: She resembles a much older version of Tinkerbell.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She cries at Elfo's funeral, remarking how he helped water her plants when she was in rehab.
  • The Oldest Profession: Yeah, she's a prostitute, and even offers to do some "tricks" for Bean, Elfo, and Luci when they meet her in the woods. She's then shown inviting an anthropomorphic bird guy into her treehouse for some services.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: She looks like the classic small, winged pixie.

    Chazz 

Chazz

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"Have you ever been clamped naked to a slab by a lunatic that doesn't work for the spa?"
Voiced by: David Herman

A recurring Dankmirian man, who seems to have a new job whenever he appears.


  • Amazing Technicolour Population: His skin is blue because he's from Dankmire.
  • Berserk Button: "Don't rattle the clamps. It enrages me."
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He attends Elfo's funeral, and is as saddened as everyone else.
  • Jerkass: He has an abrasive, passive-aggressive personality and likes to deliberately annoy people.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: First he shows up as a spa worker, then as an obnoxious waiter. Then as an obnoxious waiter at a different restaurant.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: He initially pretends to be an escaped lunatic from an asylum holding Zog captive. It's actually part of the spa treatment — irritating Zog back to health. The jerkassery is all real, though.
  • Spanner in the Works: Chazz manages to unwittingly sabotage Dankmire-Dreamland diplomatic relations by serving Bean some Dankmire schnapps, a single shot of which would be enough to make a person wasted, and he brings two, simply because he's a jerk.

    Tess 

Tess

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"We're all about peace and love and goddamn body positivity!"
Voiced by: Jeny Batten

A female giant who is missing one eye. She is captured by Pendergast's knights and taken to Dreamland, where she is forced to date Elfo because she coincidentally resembles his imaginary girlfriend from a drug-induced hallucination that Bean experienced.


  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • She's just a normal person who wants to be left alone, but when Pendergast's knights abducted her, she (somehow) ate Turbish's horse while trying to defend herself.
    • She later offers to step on Zog for Bean, who declines.
    • She at first takes pity on the prince-turned-pig Merkimer, and is willing to take him along when she escapes Dreamland. But when Merkimer (accidentally) insults her appearance, she angrily throws him back.
  • Big Eater: She ate Turbish's horse whole, and alive. When she later spits the horse out, it's miraculously still alive and well.
  • Blessed with Suck: The Crystal Ball Elfo gives her as a fake eye allows her to see the truth about anyone she looks at. Turns out, this isn't really all that great, and she eventually returns it.
  • Blind Seer: She gained the ability to see the truth through a Crystal Ball stuck in her empty right eye socket.
  • Butt-Monkey: She suffers a completely undeserved Humiliation Conga throughout "Love's Tender Rampage". First she was kidnapped and taken from her home, caged and chained up like a wild animal, forced to date a complete stranger in order to keep up his convoluted lie that got her into this mess in the first place, suffers Fantastic Racism from fearful humans around her, and is eventually chased out of the city by an angry mob.
  • Contrived Coincidence: She just so happens to fit the exact description that Elfo had made up for his fictitious Girlfriend in Canada.
  • Cyclops: For all intents and purposes, she's a one-eyed giant, even though she was born with two eyes.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: After Turbish tries to shoot her with a flaming arrow, and sets the castle ballroom on fire, Tess just ends up wrecking the place on accident while trying to put it out.
  • Eye Scream: At some point in the past, she lost her right eye. She covers it up with an eyepatch, but Elfo (temporarily) replaced her missing eye with a magic Crystal Ball that gives her some new insights on people.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only is she a super-strong giant, but reveals herself to be a graduate student as soon as she's able to speak; and indeed she's rather educated and intelligent, and is dismayed that giants are stereotyped as stupid brutes.
  • Gentle Giant: Rather than being a brutish, violent monster, Tess is actually quite polite, well-spoken, intelligent, and sophisticated. Giants being violent is implied to be more of a racist stereotype in this setting.
  • Giant Woman: She's a 12-foot-tall giantess.
  • Girlfriend in Canada: She gets mistaken for Elfo's imaginary girlfriend, and is forced to keep up the charade by dating him for some time.
  • Green-Eyed Redhead: Her hair is red, and Elfo describes her as having a green eye. The latter being an Informed Attribute, since typical for Groening's art style she doesn't have colored irises.
  • Meaningful Name: She's a giantess that happens to be a giant named Tess.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: As a giant, she's twice as big as humans and far stronger, though overall she seems to be a regular university student. She also advocates for giants being treated equally like other races.
  • Precision F-Strike: Tess gets in one of the harder curses of the show, when she angrily proclaims that Elfo is a "dick".
  • Super Strength: She can break bridges and buildings with her bare hands fairly easily.
  • The Unintelligible: Subverted. When first introduced, she can only make animalistic grunting and roaring, but this is only because she got a horse stuck in her throat. Once she clears it out, she's able to speak very articulately.

    Malfus the Philosopher 

Malfus the Philosopher

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"Immortality is folly."
Voiced by: Rich Fulcher (English), Humberto Vélez (Latin American Spanish)

An ancient sorcerer who invented the Elixir of Life, and who's also the ex-husband of Gwen the Witch. He currently lives alone in a remote, icy cave protected by a single death trap.


  • The Aloner: He spends his days living alone in the Cave of the Single Trap, and admits he's very lonely.
  • Broken Record: "The repetition, the monotony, the repetition, the monotony, the repetition, the monotony..."
  • Didn't Think This Through: He designed the Death Trap in the Cave of the Single Trap (In Two Parts). As he admits, it has a glaring weakness to parties of three or more, which he hasn't gotten around to fixing yet.
  • Elderly Immortal: He was already old when he decided to take the Elixir of Life.
  • Immortality Seeker: At least at first, being the one who first created the Elixir. But then he grew tired of it.
  • I Never Told You My Name: He knows who Bean is despite her never giving him her name. Before he can tell her how he knows, Luci makes them leave.
  • Mad Eye: Has a grey cataract over his right eye that contributes to his unhinged appearance.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He eventually got sick of immortality, due to "the repetition, the monotony..." This is why he got rid of the Eternity Pendant needed to create the Elixir of Life.


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