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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].
  • Ambiguously Bi: In episode 3 of season 2, she seems to have spent a night with a mermaid biting her earlobe, and may or may not have run as a walk of shame.
  • 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. This comes ahead in 'Electric Princess'.
  • 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.
    • The trope is more explored in Season 2, as Derek is revealed to be a really lonely child who wishes to spend time with his sister and her friends. Bean pays little attention to him, and outright express disdain at him for being born, until he gets in real danger. After that, she does start to admit how much she's mistreated him over the years.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: For all that she complains about not having any freedom, Bean spends an awful lot of time drinking, carousing, committing crimes and generally avoiding any royal duties that she does not find interesting. She is also oblivious to the fact that Zog actually treats her a lot better than anyone else in the kingdom and that, were she a commoner and not a princess, her head would likely be on a pike. Yet still she acts out unapologetically.
  • 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 Princes Guysbert and Merkimer, who both found her attractive; Elfo, who has a big crush on Bean; Sir Pendergast, who expressed interest in courting her; Sven the Land Viking, who liked her to the point of wanting to marry her; and Sky Gunderson, who was implied to be attracted to Bean; along with other men she has slept (or tried to sleep) 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 by accident.
  • 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.
  • I Am Not My Mother: In Season 2, after discovering that her mother Dagmar is evil and manipulating Bean for her own purposes, she declares that "I am nothing like you."
  • Idiot Hero: Not always; Bean is actually fairly intelligent and street-smart, but her alcoholism and impulsive recklessness 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, 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.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Due to being King Zog's daughter, Bean gets away with an amazing amount of criminal behavior that would see almost anybody else in the kingdom thrown in the dungeons for life, if not outright executed. Until Odval actually does prosecute her on largely bogus charges (including attempted murder and witchcraft); and Derek, now acting as the king, finds her guilty when he catches her at a bad moment trying to remove a bullet from their father, with a knife.
  • 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.
  • My Greatest Failure: Choosing to revive her mother over Elfo. Her mother turned out to be evil and Elfo eventually learned she left him dead.
  • 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.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, Bringing her mother back to life rather than Elfo. After Elfo is also brought back, he makes clear that he intends to passive-aggressively guilt-trip Bean about it for quite some time.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: Bean is an alcoholic who frequently spends her nights face-down in a muddy alleys after all-night benders. And yet she's still one of the only people in Dreamland who's actually on the ball about anything.
  • 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, and actively enjoys being nude on Wash Day. 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 somewhat, due her "weak chin" and "buck teeth," while also lacking her mom's curvy figure (though she also tends to avoid more flattering gowns in favor of her tunic). However she's nonetheless attractive enough to get the attention of numerous characters, and it's even one of the pieces of "evidence" Odval uses against her at her trial for witchcraft.
  • 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), Masayuki Akasaka (Japanese)

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.
  • Aw, 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.
  • Back from the Dead: Bean and Luci bring him back to life in episode 2 of Part 2, by putting his soul back into his body.
  • 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. In "Our Bodies, Our Elves", he single-handedly took down a group of ogre guards to rescue Bean.
    Bean: Whoa, Elfo. You're kinda scary when you're in a blood rage.
  • 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!"
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: He states that he's become completely inured to death due to the harrowing adventures he's gone through in "The Dreamland Job", but this is disproven later in season 2.
  • Covert Pervert: Has tried to sneak a peek at Bean changing at least once.
  • Cowardly Lion: Starts out as a Fearless Fool, what with not even knowing what to fear in the outside world at first, and gradually works himself up to this through alarmingly regular action-surviving.
  • 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. Elevated further in season 2 when he takes out a handful of ogre guards with just a vegetable peeler (and a lot of Stop Hitting Yourself).
  • 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. This aspect of him gets downplayed in Season 2, where he makes peace with their just being good friends.
  • 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.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Has shades of this in Season 2, out of situational necessity - particularly in "Our Bodies, Our Elves", where it's clear he's only searching for the Legendberries because he feels he has to.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Elfo's father is an elf and his mother's species is unknown, but Season 2 implies he's half-ogre, explaining his green skin.
  • 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. He seems to be living elsewhere in Dreamland, in Season Two, once they stop needing his blood.
  • 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, but is hinted in Season 2 to be the Queen of the Ogres.
  • 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. Part 2 reveals she's dead by the present day, and hints she might be an ogre.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Half-elf through his father, and half-something-else through his mother, possibly ogre.
  • 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 gets more passive-aggressive as time passes.
  • 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.
  • Only One Name: Implied to have no last name.
    Luci: On checks, he just writes "Elfo" and then puts a little heart at the end.
  • 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. He's resurrected in Season 2, though he's initially bitter towards Bean for resurrecting her mother instead of him.
  • 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 at first, which gets him into a lot of trouble in Season 1.
    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.
    • The events of the end of Season 1 and the beginning of Season two seem to have tempered his idealism somewhat, and he is noticeably more sour and pragmatic from then on.

    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), Tsuyoshi Aoki (Japanese)

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.
  • Aw, 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!"
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Elfo points out in-universe that Luci has no genitals.
  • The Bartender: He takes over The Flying Scepter pub in Season 2, renames it "Luci's Inferno," and spends much of it there serving alcohol and demon pee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!"
    • "Noice!" Whenever someone knocks something over.
  • 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.
  • Cheated Angle: It's actually implied that Lucy's flat-black character design (and other demons like him) is not just stylistic but literal. You only ever see one eye regardless of where he is facing, and he once says "look into my eye.".
  • Complete Immortality: Had this, but was stripped of it after he helped Elfo escape from Hell.
  • 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.
  • De-Power: After backstabbing Asmodium at the beginning of Season 2, he's stripped of his newly-attained Level 4 Uber-Demon powers and returned to his original form. The final episode of Season 2 reveals that he's been completely depowered, and even his immortality is gone.
  • 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. It's revealed later Dagmar is connected to the ones who sent him, who are her siblings, and have been plotting Dreamland's fall.
  • 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. In "Stairway to Hell" he gives up his immortality to save Bean and Elfo.
  • 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.
  • Louis Cypher: 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.
  • Mortality Ensues: His superior, Asmodium, straight out tells him that if he helps Bean and Elfo escape hell, he will be stripped of his immortality. In the final episode of Season 2, he reveals to Bean and Elfo that he's just as mortal as they are.
  • 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. He loses this immunity in Season 2.
  • 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.
    • It's revealed in season 2 that he's only a sub-demon and didn't earn his wings yet. He had to trick his boss to give him wings so he can help Bean and Elfo escape hell, and as punishment he's promptly stripped of his powers.
  • 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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