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From left to right: Eddy, Edd, and Ed.

The titular trio.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Until the end of The Movie. They are known for being disliked and harassed by just about every character on the show, except the Kankers (who instead are prone to sexually harassing the Eds). Reversed in the movie when Eddy reveals his Freudian Excuse involving him and his brother, at which point all three Eds finally gain acceptance by the other kids.
  • All Work vs. All Play: Edd is All Work to Ed and Eddy's All Play regarding academics. While Ed is The Ditz, Eddy's lackluster grades are due to a lack of effort. Sometimes Ed and Eddy get Edd to do their work or do most of the hard work on a project.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: They've all shown different signs of personality disorders, but nothing is confirmed.
  • Anti-Villain: Most of the time they want to make money, no matter the means. However Ed and Edd are Villains in Name Only, since they are nice guys and have a stronger moral code than some of the characters, especially Edd. Eddy turns out to be a Woobie Anti-Villain in the movie.
  • Author Avatar: As Danny Antonucci stated in an interview, each of the Eds are based on his different personality aspects.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Ed is tall, Edd is thin, and Eddy is short, respectively.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: In the middle of The Movie, Eddy and Edd get into an argument in the middle of the film. Edd lashes out at Eddy for his irresponsibility, pride and never listening to him. Eddy fires back at Edd, however, pointing out that for all his supposed moral high ground, he still goes along with Eddy's schemes even against his better judgement and he's the one who built the machine that triggered the Noodle Incident that got them chased out of the cul-de-sac in the first place, to which Edd disputes that they wouldn't have been chased out of town had Eddy bothered to pay attention to him when he warned Eddy against pushing the red button that caused the whole scam to go haywire.
  • Butt-Monkey: Almost everyone on the show hates them, they are constantly humiliated from their attempts to earn respect from their peers and doomed to fail at every money-making venture they've ever made. The one who brings it upon themself the most, however, is Eddy.
  • Catchphrase:
    • All of them tend to shout "Kankers!" when they encounter the trio.
    • They also have a tendency to shout "Run away!" before sprinting away from trouble.
  • Character Tics: The trio also has distinct ways of running.
    • Double D knitting his arms and back straight.
    • Eddy doubled over with his arms extended (and more often than not, his big discolored tongue sticking out).
    • Ed sort of loses control of his upper body, causing it to hang backwards as he runs, his arms extended.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: All three of them have small strands of black hair.
  • The Chew Toy: They suffer a lot of abuse and humiliations in pretty much every episode, whether they deserve it or not.
  • Childhood Friends: A flashback shows that Ed and Eddy (who were already friends and running scams together) befriended Edd when they were toddlers, after learning that they all share the same name.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: All three have their moments.
    • If anyone is going to betray the Eds as a whole to further their own goal, it'll be Eddy. There have been quite a few episodes where Eddy tries to succeed at the expense of his friends.
    • Edd, more notably when the Eds go to school. Double D has NO problem betraying his only friends because the school and order demand it so. He even chose to aid his bully Kevin over his (toxic) friend Eddy, simply because Eddy caused a ruckus at school. Seen in previous seasons, Double D will willingly betray Eddy if he pushes his morals too far; like the time he voted for Plank over Eddy to be King of the Cul-de-sac even though it wasn't necessary.
    • With Ed, it's downplayed, in that he usually would follow his friends anywhere and never works against them. However, when one of his friends is picked on by the kids, he sometimes (but not always) joins in the teasing (in "To Sir with Ed", "X Marks the Ed", and "Your Ed Here"). Also, in "Fa-La-La-La-Ed", while he was trying to be nice to the kids, he ends up giving away all the jawbreakers and forgetting about Edd and Eddy. In “Robbin Ed,” he even aided Captain Melonhead (aka Jonny) into thwarting Eddy’s Evil Plan.
  • Comic Trio: Eddy is The Schemer, Ed is the Dumb Muscle, and Edd is the No Respect Guy. They even provide the trope image.
  • Disguised in Drag: In one comic, "Sugar, Spice and Ed", the Eds disguise in drag to get Kevin to give them jawbreakers.
  • The Dividual: The other kids tend to acknowledge them as "the Eds" rather than their individual beings. As such all three earn tend to earn equal contempt and abuse, even when just one of them provoked it.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After 130 episodes, four specials and a movie of physical, mental and social humiliation, the series ends with the Eds well liked by the cul-de-sac (and finally getting jawbreakers).
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • At the end of the movie, even though the kids had been mutilated and maimed horribly by a scam gone haywire, they immediately forgive the Eds after seeing the way Eddy's brother treats him. Although after seeing what Eddy had gone through, they decided he'd suffered enough and were prepared to defend the Eds afterwards.
    • Despite them taking advantage of the Kankers hospitality toward them in "Nagged To Ed", after the Kankers chase them off while yelling at them to get lost, they instantly regain their crushes on them and admire them as they run away, love-struck. Similarly, when the Eds (mainly Ed and Double D) harass the Kankers with the intent of scaring them away for good in "A Twist of Ed", they eventually realize what they are trying to do and once again instantly regain their crushes on them. Though they do take revenge on the Eds by trapping them and force another assault of kisses on them, it is still clear that they still love the Eds despite their harassment and attempt to get rid of them and still consider the three of them to be their "boyfriends". Marie even gives a love-struck smile to Double D while approaching him during this, showing that if anything the incident only made the Kankers feelings for the Eds stronger.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the first episode, when the Eds are chasing after Jonny, the three different way they get over the fence described each of their personalities and how they are gonna be throughout the series (Eddy hopping over it, Edd opening & closing the door, and Ed just ramming himself through the tiny hole).
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Eddy's middle name is Skipper, Ed has the middle name Horace, and Edd's middle name is Marion.
  • Extreme Doormat: All three of them get pushed around easily to some degree and they never put a fight when the kids or Kankers attack them. Ed lets himself get bullied by his sister, Double D hardly stands up for himself when he gets blamed for something or mistreated by his friends or neighbors, and Eddy, despite being louder and more outspoken than the other two, almost never fights back when he's assaulted by the other characters (in the movie, Eddy is revealed to be this to his brother. He attempts to stay collected and calm while he's getting brutally beaten up, even when it's become clear to everyone that his brother's a vicious bully).
  • Failure Hero: Not only Eddy and his crew fail at their attempts to scam kids, they also completely fail at legitimate ventures or even completely innocent goals like gaining a little respect from their friends. The constant teasing and harassing of their Jerkass neighbors only rubs salt into the wound.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: All of the Eds' scams and efforts backfire in some form or another. Even if they get away with it, their rewards are usually either lost or destroyed. Episodes that end with the Eds on top are so rare compared to their usual endings that there are only a handful of them in the entire series.
  • Faux Horrific:
    • Ed and Eddy's reaction to seeing broccoli.
    • Judging by Edd's response, this may be the case to their reaction to seeing what's under his hat the second time.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Eddy, the Thief, dreams up the scam of the day (and advertises it later). Ed, the Fighter, does the heavy lifting and acts as a test subject (not like it bothers him). Edd, the Mage, builds whatever's necessary to get the job done.
  • Flanderization: All of their traits were altered over time:
    • Ed in the first season was just slow and clumsy, and could actually speak in coherent sentences. He was also capable of being annoyed, such as when he flings Double D (who is collapsed onto his train set track at a tree) and yells at him to "get off", or when he tells Eddy that he's boring him and Double D in "Laugh, Ed, Laugh". Starting mid-Season 2, he goes from The Klutz to a Lethal Klutz and becomes a hyperactive, reality-warping Cloudcuckoolander of a buffoon who spouts random non sequiturs at the most inopportune of times and most of the time lives in his own little world, and will never harm or even insult anyone unless he has a pebble in his shoe.
    • Edd's Flanderization was slow but noticeable. In the first season, he had no problem going along with Eddy's scams and acts more like a normal boy, being as carefree and fun-loving as his friends. Additionally, he was more of a Ditzy Genius in that he was pretty much just as ignorant as the other Eds, despite being a Gadgeteer Genius. He was also more soft-spoken and shy early on, and completely devoid of Insufferable Genius moments. Around the ending of Season 2, he turns into a neurotic, frantic, articulate and cleanliness-obsessed know-it-all who is Wise Beyond Their Years, always the voice of reason, and prides himself on being morally superior to his friends. While early on the Eds are all hated equally, Double D is the most well-liked out of the three post-Flanderization due to his constant showing of remorse for inconveniencing the other kids.
    • Eddy was initially a casual heckler whose temper only showed when he was extremely displeased with something, and his ego was almost nonexistant. He was also a lot friendlier and selfless, bordering on Nice Guy levels, as he attempts to build Double D's confidence in "Tag Yer Ed" and is actually completely willing to spend money he could've used for jawbreakers on a movie with his friends, and generally had a ton of skills such as cooking omelettes and grabbing a coin from a sewer grit, was more street smart, and also more athletic than clumsy Ed or weakling Edd, as seen in season 1. Starting in late Season 2, he becomes the greedy Jerkass he's more commonly known as, and is depicted to be a complete and utter failure at everything he tries. He also Took a Level in Dumbass, with his love for money turning into a complete unhealthy obsession to the point where he wasn't even willing to pay fifty cents to escape the Kanker Sisters and becomes horribly abusive to his friends (even more so in episodes such as "Brother Can You Spare an Ed" and "Don't Rain on My Ed").
  • Forgot About His Powers: When the Eds got themselves stuck inside of Jonny's wall, it never occurred to them that they could use Ed's strength to tear their way out. Cue the Kankers attacking them because of this lack of hindsight.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Ed - Big, dumb, somewhat brutish, and easily swayed (Ego, sometimes Id)
    • Edd - Neat Freak, The Smart Guy (Superego)
    • Eddy - Schemer, the leader, ruled by his desires but still more rational than Ed (Id, sometimes Ego).
  • Guilt by Association Gag: They always fall victim to this, especially Edd. Edd is always beaten up along with the others when Eddy's schemes go south even though he's usually the voice of reason, trying to convince the other two that they should be doing something productive instead. Thankfully averted in some episodes like "One Size Fits Ed", "Brother, Can You Spare An Ed, "A Case Of Ed", "Too Smart for His Own Ed" and "Truth or Ed".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: The trio met as little kids when Edd moved into the Cul-De-Sac and Ed and Eddy were scamming others. They have been inseparable ever since.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: When it comes to Eddy's brother. Until the end of the movie, Ed idolizes him, Edd respects him, although in "Ed... Pass It On" he noticed how terrified Kevin was when Eddy spread the rumor that his brother was returning, and while Eddy is aware of his evil nature, he still sees him as a role model. Justified in that Ed and Edd probably didn't know him personally, but there are lots of hints in the series that indicate that he wasn't as cool as he's made out to be.
  • Identically Named Group: A group of friends all named Ed. They are often called Ed, Double-D, and Eddy to tell them apart.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: The Eds' voice actors happen to really resemble their respective characters.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Their treatment of the Kankers in the episode "Nagged To Ed". While they were rude, they were unaware of their treatment until the Kankers call them out on it.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: To a truly extraordinary extent. They attract all kinds of Amusing Injuries. Ed has dropped houses on Edd and Eddy, the Kankers' trailer fell on the Eds, a pile of garage sale junk fell on Ed, all three suffered spontaneous combustion after eating some jalapeno hot sauce, Ed zapped Edd with a static electricity bolt powerful enough to blow up the latter's house and in the comic "Green Eds and Ham", Kevin tied them to a firework and is implied to have sent them shooting into the sky. If all that's not enough, all three once smashed into the sky, shattering into pieces.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They get struck down by this nearly all the time. For example, when the Eds play a trick on Jimmy in "Tinker Ed", this leads to Sarah and Jimmy setting up an elaborate trap for them to fall into, resulting in an embarrassing photo being taken of them in fairy-tale costumes which is promptly handed off to Kevin to show to the other kids.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: All the three are this to each other:
    • Ed's worst fear is the Eds falling apart.
    • Edd is broken after thinking his friends are dead.
    • Edd and Ed are this to Eddy. When Edd decides to leave Eddy for real in the movie, he shatters apart like glass, and is genuinely crying for the first time in the series. Because of his brother's abuse coupled with the neighbor kids' neglect, they must really mean a lot to Eddy.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: For most of the show, they serve as outcasts trying to fit in with the other kids, who seem to mistrust and mistreat them a lot (although Eddy gets this treatment more than the other two Eds). In the end of the movie, however, the kids finally accepted the boys as their friends after realizing how cruel Eddy's brother was.
  • Loser Protagonist: Here the main characters are complete losers hated by their peers and ignored by their parents. Things rarely go well for them, until the movie.
  • Lust Object: They are seen this way by the Kanker Sisters, a group of Abhorrent Admirers.
  • Made of Iron: These guys can really take a beating (and in fact, this trope applies to almost everyone else in this show). Edd, the weakest and most frail Ed, can survive having a house crush him at a toddler age. The only characters who doesn't apply to the above trope is Eddy's Brother (who is knocked-out cold by a flying iron door).
  • Medium Awareness: All three often break the fourth wall.
    • In "Key to My Ed", after finding that a napping Jonny is still asleep, Eddy wonders "Does this guy sleep through the whole show?"
    • In "Momma's Little Ed", Eddy apologizes to Edd for an earlier outburst, blaming it on Kevin, and Edd replies "But Kevin wasn't in this show, Eddy."
    • In "An Ed in the Bush", Ed cues the end of the episode's first act with the line "End of first sequence and fade to black."
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Given their notoriety in the Cul-de-Sac as a scamming trio, as well as being attention-seeking nuisances to the Kids, both Ed and Edd are notably less malevolent than Eddy (as The Leader) is.
  • Multi-Character Title: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The show is called "Ed, Edd, N Eddy."
  • Naked People Are Funny: All three have been unintentionally nude in "Pop Goes The Ed" due to their swimsuits ripping off during a stunt at Nazz's Party, although Edd still had his shirt on. In "See No Ed", Eddy removes Ed's monkey suit to look for a missing glove and removes all of Edd's clothes as well, even his underwear. And in "Hand Me Down Ed", Edd starts stripping after holding on to a cursed boomerang that inverses the holders' personalities.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Edd (nice), Eddy (mean), and Ed (in-between). On occasion can switch to Ed (nice) and Edd (in-between), since Edd has been known to lose it a couple of times, and Ed doesn't have a malicious bone in his body. That is, unless there is a malicious rock in his shoe. Eddy can also share in-between with either Double D or Ed in earlier seasons.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Ed has shattered, Edd has crumbled to ash and Eddy has had his head sliced into pieces by running through a chain link fence and yet they're all absolutely fine immediately afterwards.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: The Kanker Sisters seem to inspire abject terror in the Eds due to their constant romantic pursuits. Ironically, in "A Twist of Ed", they seemed to enjoy being the ones doing the chasing, at least until it backfired on them.
  • No Social Skills: All three are social outcasts who have difficulty mingling with the other kids.
    • Ed is just plain stupid, but a sweet guy. Even that can annoy people, especially his little sister and Eddy.
    • Edd is somewhat better, but he can't seem to stop talking without using complicated words. Not to mention, he can't talk to girls without sweating or stuttering.
    • Eddy seems to think that he'll be popular if he acts like a jerk and scamming people. It has the opposite effect, though, as it leads to him often getting beaten up or humiliated. He learns his lesson in the movie, fortunately
  • Odd Friendship: In the later seasons. Eddy is a narcissistic Jerkass who thinks he's superior to everyone else (which turns out to be Inferiority Superiority Complex in The Movie), Edd is a socially awkward Nice Guy, Shrinking Violet and a Neat Freak with his own Jupiter-sized ego while Ed is a Lethally Stupid Kindhearted Simpleton. You have to wonder why they get along so well...
  • Only One Name: Like most characters (except Nazz and the Kankers) their last names are never revealed. Ed actually calls Eddy "Eddy McGee" in two different episodes ("My Fair Ed" and "Mission Ed-Possible"), but it's most likely just something made up by Ed to use rhyming words and not Eddy's real last name.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When they all dressed up as each other. Sarah is fooled, and Rolf is fooled until Edd corrects Eddy's grammar, but not Kevin and Jonny.
  • Parental Neglect: They are all implied to have neglectful parents.
    • Ed's mother treats him as The Un-Favourite compared to his spoiled sister, who abuses him, and his father is largely apathetic to all this.
    • In regards to Eddy, the movie reveals that his older brother has been physically abusing him, a twelve year old boy, for years, most likely during the entire time he lived with his parents. And while his parents may or may not know about this they certainly don't do a thing about it, instead constantly berating and punishing Eddy for his bad grades and behavior at school.
    • In regards to Edd, his parents, despite being better than Ed's and Eddy's, communicate with him exclusively through Post-it notes telling him to do chores and are hardly shown to be at home for Edd at all, meaning he's responsible for keeping the house clean like that of a butler/maid. Also, it's implied that they're the ones who forced him to play the steel guitar.
  • Phrase Catcher:
    • "Dorks!"
    • "It's the Eds!"
  • Plot-Induced Stupidity: Most of the times the Eds' schemes end in terrible luck. Other times, it doesn't look like they're trying.
  • Positive Friend Influence: To each other.
    • Ed's and Edd's influence on Eddy is obvious. His True Companions help him to find his Hidden Heart of Gold and become a better person in the movie.
    • Edd and Eddy keep Ed grounded to reality.
    • Eddy and Ed keep Edd from being too stuck-up and uptight. They bring out the inner child in him.
  • Protagonist Title: The show is named after the main trio.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Both Eddy and Double D deliver epic ones to each other during the movie; both calling each other out for their shortcomings. Ed gave Double D some criticism about his strange obsessions in one episode.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: As a trio, they are blue to Kankers' red. They rarely resort to violence and usually try to get money via cunning instead of brute force.
  • Rubber Man: Like everyone else in the series, they are incredibly flexible.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Eddy, the leader of the Eds serves as the Rude Hero to Ed and Edd's Nice Sidekicks.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Edd and Eddy fill this dynamic with Edd being the timid feminine-looking Neat Freak and Eddy being the aggressive schemer with a macho attitude. Ed also acts as a Manly Man to Edd being the monster-movie obsessed Dumb Muscle, but is more of a Sensitive Guy compared to Eddy being more child-like and more prone to crying.
  • Serenade Your Lover: They try to do this for Nazz - too bad they got the wrong house.
  • Super Gullible: All three Eds in their own way.
    • With Ed, his stupidity allows Eddy to trick and manipulate him constantly, like in an episode when Eddy tricked him into thinking Edd wasn't human. He's also easily manipulated by his younger sister Sarah.
    • Despite his intellectual nature, Edd is extremely easy to manipulate, usually through his good nature or extreme insecurities. A good example is in the episode "A Case of Ed," where he genuinely believes he's caught an absurd disease and falls for every single one of Eddy's tricks afterwards.
    • Eddy is extremely gullible when it comes to money. Like in the episode "Here's Mud In Your Ed" when he thought that simple household items were money tree seeds. He's also gullible when it comes to his older brother, considering how the latter gave Eddy two maps that don't lead to the promised destinations.
    Ed: Even I'm not that dumb, Double D!
  • Shown Their Work: An In-Universe example with the episode involving a homesick Rolf. They did such an amazing job recreating the Old Country in their own, low-budget way that Rolf actually thought he returned to his homeland.
  • Sweet Tooth: They put themselves through hell on a regular basis just to get a few jawbreakers.
  • Team Rocket Wins: Ed's Mart from "A Glass of Warm Ed" is probably the Eds' most successful scam and one of the few they actually get away with. They also got off scot-free in "See No Ed", "Sir Ed-a-Lot", "Flea-Bitten Ed", "Rent-A-Ed", and "The Day the Ed Stood Still". But other than these, they Can't Get Away with Nuthin'.
  • Terrible Trio: In the eyes of the cul-de-sac kids, they definitely are, because of the trouble caused by their scams.
  • Theme Naming: All of them have the same name.
  • This Loser Is You: All three of them, but especially Eddy. Looked down upon by their peers, neglected by their parents, and doomed to fail at every money-making venture they've ever made.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: On very rare occasions the Eds close an episode on a triumphant note. "A Glass Of Warm Ed" and "Dim Lit Ed" end with them making unnegated profit from a scam, while The Movie finally ends with them popular with the other kids.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Pretty much anyone would encourage a friend or family member not to hang around a person like Eddy, yet Ed and Edd still do. Edd is not affected by it though, since being the Only Sane Man makes him refuse to cope with Eddy if he goes too far, and he may be attempting to serve as a Guardian Angel to Eddy. Ed however, usually goes along with what Eddy says because he's too stupid to know right from wrong. Then again, Ed's parents don't give a damn about him and Edd's work too much to supervise his social life.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Jawbreakers. Ed, meanwhile, also loves buttered toast and gravy.
    • All three of them like Chunky Puffs, though it gets mentioned more in early episodes.
  • True Companions: With Eddy as the "dad" of the group, Edd as the "mom" and Ed as the "child". Eddy is the demanding head of the group who at best gives Tough Love to the other two, Edd is the nurturing maternal figure and Ed is wide-eyed, impressionable and follows what everyone else is doing. The Movie serves as a test of their friendship, which ends up becoming far stronger than before. Especially in the climax.
  • Tuckerization: Antonucci's middle name is Edward.
  • Vague Age: Eddy is confirmed to be 12 in "Your Ed Here". That said, Ed and Double D's ages remain ambiguous. Both of them attend junior high, putting their ages somewhere around 11-14. However, Double D's intelligence and overall maturity are borderline college-leveled despite his high-pitched voice making him sound like he's in the "awkward" stage of puberty; Ed, on the other hand, sounds post-pubescent and has the strength and height of a young adult, yet he behaves like a mentally deficient toddler.
  • Villain Protagonist: To an extent, they are three con artists trying to scam their peers in most episodes (mostly Eddy). Though how much they are "villainous" depends on the episode. Sometimes they try to scam the other kids out of their money, but as often as not, they create good services to the other children, and attempt to sell them for a fair price. It doesn't help that Eddy always calls them "scams" anyway.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eddy and Edd in the later seasons, which is a telling sign of the Eds' team dynamic gradually falling apart until the Movie.
  • With Friends Like These...: Edd with Ed and Eddy. Especially evident in The Movie, where Edd begins to question his friendship with them, especially Eddy, but subverted near the end when Eddy gives a genuine apology. Eddy in general towards both his friends.
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    Ed 
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"Buttered toast!!!"
Voiced by: (English) Matt Hill
Voiced by: (Latin America) Luis Daniel Ramírez

A lovable, astoundingly strong, kindhearted doofus who serves as the muscle of the Eds. Ed has a number of odd obsessions, including Sci-Fi and horror movies and comics, chickens, buttered toast, and gravy. An overdose of b-movies and comic books has apparently loosened his grip on reality, making him both spacey and easily-swayed.


  • Absurd Phobia: He's shown to be afraid of soap in "Run for Your Ed", likely due to his enjoyment of being dirty and love of foul smells, as he also displays his fear of soap and deodorant in "Once Upon an Ed". He also holds a fear of wigs and hairpieces, which he admits to in "X Marks The Ed".
  • Achievements in Ignorance: This is the explanation for how Ed warps reality and does things no normal kid should do; such as lifting a house. Actually lampshaded once: Edd and Eddy come to a screeching halt at the edge of a cliff, Ed slams into them and knocks them off. Eddy starts yelling at him before Double D looks down and announces: "Uh, gentlemen? IMPROBABLE ALERT!" While Ed contemplates that he can "jump it" (jump to the other side of the ravine while already standing on air) the others scramble back to safety.
  • Acid Reflux Nightmare: In "Boo Haw Haw", nonstop hours of watch tawdry horror movies and eating junk food caused his already loose grip on reality to become unhinged to the point that he saw the neighborhood kids (dressed for Halloween) as monsters. The real problem however was when he defended himself from the monsters.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Though not that exactly affectionate itself by choice of words, the Kankers frequently call him "Big Ed" in a rather romantic tone, especially May, the Kanker who has a strong crush on him.
  • Agent Mulder: Ed is the first to pin the supernatural on anything out of the ordinary like saying something is haunted or cursed or state a Superhero vigilante is at large. Thing is though, he's often spot on much to Double D's disbelief.
  • All-Loving Hero: In spite of (or perhaps due to) his stupidity, Ed has a genuine love for everyone and everything, except maybe the Kankers (justified because he's terrified of them like the other Eds).
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is yellow, which probably references his poor hygiene, as Sarah's skin tone is normal (and his mother's, judging by the shot of her arm we see in "Mission Ed-possible").
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Ed has a bizarre combination of eccentric and slow for his age. Additionally, there are the comments on his report card about his difficulty with his ability to concentrate for even the smallest period. He also has a number of very specific obsessions, ranging from "normal" things like comics and sci-fi movies to weirder things like chickens, gravy and buttered toast.
  • And Call Him "George"!: Ed comes off as this to chickens, his friends, and his younger sister, much to their dismay. In the episode "Who's Minding The Ed", he smothers Edd endlessly when Eddy dressed the latter like a rabbit to punish him for being unsympathetic to Eddy's pain. He says the famous line word for word in the comic "An Ed for an Ed".
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Inverted. He's actually the older sibling, however he's more immature, dumb and childish than his little sister and he often annoys her, although never on purpose.
  • Art Evolution: His design is easily the one to get stylized the most over the course of the series. In the first season, he's much uglier and his gums show when he talks. In the midst of season 2, his eyes get smaller and more spread apart looking.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It even gets written in his report card, which Ed reads...then gets distracted by his own finger.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: How he defeats Eddy's Brother. When he sees that when he's pulling Eddy, who's clinging onto a door, the door is pulled too; Ed simply unhinges the bolts on the door to turn Eddy into a one-man slingshot and have the door slam Eddy's Brother in the head and knock him out.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: With the exception of his Dumbass Has a Point and The Cuckoolander Was Right moments, Ed is hardly taken seriously by the other two of the trio (let alone anyone). Since he's too stupid to think for himself, Edd and Eddy have to respectively play a Team Mom and Team Dad role to him.
  • Badass Adorable: He's as strong as he is lovable. He's usually goofy and adorable, but when he uses his Super Strength Ed can destroy other people and even houses.
  • Badass Pacifist: Ed can't bear to see people fighting each other, but once you've made him angry, he will make you regret that you've ever tried to annoy him in the first place.
  • Bag of Holding:
    • Ed's stomach apparently works like a storage facility or refrigerator sometimes.
    • His jacket.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • In "A Glass of Warm Ed" and "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?"
      The latter example has Eddy commenting that jawbreakers shouldn't be swallowed whole and Ed acting like he's pregnant.
    Eddy: You're supposed to let it melt in your mouth, Ed, not swallow it.
    Ed: (clutching at his belly) Aww, it is kicking, the little whatchamacallit.
    • In "Flea Bitten Ed", when Ed swells up due to an allergy to Rolf's rabbits.
  • Bear Hug: He loves to do this, though he often accidentally squeezes people too hard.
  • Berserk Button:
    • If he has a pebble in his shoe, do NOT annoy him.
    • Don't get between him and his movies.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ed is surprisingly intimidating the rare time he gets mad. Ed angry is so scary it frightens Sarah.
    Sarah: Ed! You can't throw me out, I live here too!
    Ed: SO MOVE!!!
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He is the walking personification of lovable goof but he has occasionally shown himself to have an astonishing amount of strength, usually only as part of a gag. THEN came the episode where he was furious the entire time because he had a rock in his shoe, and laid waste to all in his path. Including ripping an entire tree-trunk from the ground. It's not an exaggeration to say that no one in the Cul-De-Sac is more dangerous than Ed when angered.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Despite her constant abuse of him, Ed loves Sarah and is pretty protective of her. This instinct kicks into high gear when, in "A Fistful of Ed", Edd tries to explain to Sarah that he's not the thug they think he is and Ed is ready to protect his baby sister with a chair and a Death Glare.
    • He extends this protection to Jimmy sometimes ("Honor Thy Ed", "Run Ed Run").
  • Big Eater: If he gets the munchies while he's sleepwalking, the cul-de-sac goes hungry; that's not the half of it. His friends imply that's mild for him. Even ignoring his Extreme Omnivore tendencies, Ed consumes ENORMOUS amounts of food.
  • The Big Guy: He's the workhorse of the group, and is noticeably larger than most of the other kids.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: He can't make funny faces without that! At one point, he's standing on his head and actually moves across the ground using it.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Rolf, bonding with him over his farm animals, in particular.
  • B-Movie: Ed is on a strict diet of these, comic books, buttered toast and gravy.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's always cheerful and usually a fun guy to be around...and he can destroy his opponents easily.
  • Break the Cutie: In A Fistful of Ed, where he thinks Edd is a bully. When he tells him that they can't be friends anymore, you can see his heart literally break in that scene.
  • Broken Record: Not as much as some examples, but it's there. For example, in "One + One = Ed", he spends all night playing with the fridge door and saying "Hello, light" again and again.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite being a big, destructive, immensely strong boy who likes monsters, he's openly affectionate towards animals and other people.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: He's likely to get Eddy into an unpleasant situation, usually by accident.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': He's always punished by his mom for his misdeeds, while his sister can get away with anything.
  • Catchphrase: "Buttered toast!"/"Gravy!"/Some version of "I love chickens!"
  • Chaotic Stupid: He's random and idiotic to the point of being dangerous.
  • Characterization Marches On: His early appearances also lacked his Reality Warping and Super Strength abilities, and his non sequitur speech was much more infrequent. He was also more willing to join in on the cruelty of the other kids.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: He appears to have a ring of short, black hairs around the edge of his scalp, which becomes an orange pompadour when styled in one episode.
  • Childish Older Sibling: He is a dim-witted oaf who can rarely do anything right on his own. His younger sister Sarah, while not exactly mature herself, functions much better and, as a result, is more likely to be the one in charge. Rolf outright admits that he views Sarah as Ed's keeper, which Sarah doesn't deny.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The master of being this by being a goofball most of the time:
    Yeah, Double-D, an elephant never forgets, but I forgot what the elephant remembered.
  • Collector of the Strange:
    • He collects sponges and stashes them in the walls of his room.
    • He has a strange assortment of whole fried chickens. And the gravy. And the seagulls he kept under his bed.
    • He also has an ungodly amount of horrendously rotten things. Like a lunch that's been sitting around for a year or a chunk of cheese that sat in his pocket for several weeks and was so revolting that it killed a fly.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Ed owns this trope. For example:
    Eddy: Ed, how can you be so stupid?
    Ed: I watch cartoons, Eddy!
  • Companion Cube: He has a rotten piece of cheese called Sheldon he keeps in his coat pocket. (Later "Sheldon Jr." after Eddy throws the first one in the creek.)
  • Cool Big Bro: Briefly becomes one to Jimmy in "Ed In a Halfshell", though this gets ruined by the end of the episode. Subverted with his biological sister Sarah, he tries to be this to her but Sarah can't stand him...until the movie when she seems to realize that her big brother is much better than Eddy's big brother.
  • Covert Pervert: Is partly the reason for the show's subtext. And he laughed at "sextant" joke in the movie.
  • Cowardly Lion: He gets frightened often; but if his friends need it, he's always there in the front.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Go ahead, piss him off (which is no mean feat outside his known Berserk Buttons). You. Will. Regret. It.
  • Cry Cute: He sometimes bursts into tears for something that makes him very sad. The best example is in the episode “A Fistful of Ed” when he tells Edd that he can’t be friends with them anymore and they both cry.
  • Cuddle Bug: Loves to do this, mostly to his friends, but also to Sarah, even if she clobbers him for it.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He sometimes does this around animals, especially chickens. In "Who's Minding the Ed?" he starts gushing about Rolf's animals because "They are so cute and cuddly!"
  • The Cutie: Easily the most cheerful, optimistic, and carefree of the Eds. Although, it's Downplayed due to his gross hygiene habits.
  • Delivery Stork: In "I Am Curious Ed", he shows that he strong believes in this old wives tale. When Double-D points out the illogical angle that a stork couldn't carry a baby, a defiant Ed grabs Eddy in his teeth, flies to the roof and drops him down a chimney, much to Double-D's shock.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Sarah can't stand Ed, and she lampshades it almost every episode. This is despite the fact that Ed does his best to be a good older brother.
  • The Ditz: He's incredibly stupid, and gradually got worse over the years, though by the series finale he seemed to go back to at least his Season 1 intelligence.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Even when he's not trying to, he sends people flying just by giving them a playful slap on the back.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Ed takes a lot of abuse from his family and Eddy but never lashes out. However, the two times in the entire series when he does lash out against this nonstop abuse, Pray to God you're not the target of his wrath. When he did bite back, Ed caused Sarah to COWER in fear of him, beat Kevin and Eddy to a pulp, destroyed an entire playground, almost "killed" Plank, and threw a door in Eddy's Brother's face!
  • Don't Tell Mama: Sarah can browbeat Ed into doing anything she wants by threatening to "tell Mom." Judging by a nightmare he has in "Rock-a-bye Ed", Ed is terrified of her.
  • Dreadful Musician: Ed doesn't play the violin very well. Which is to say that bark peels off of trees, and bikes crumple. On the other hand, he has shown that he's pretty damn good at playing the flute. How good? He can make animals follow him in a single-file line (a la the Pied Piper) by playing it.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He has a few moments like this.
    • In "O-Ed Eleven", he manages to puzzle out a map belonging to Eddy's mysterious older brother. Of course, he's still Ed, so he tries to explain it thusly:
      Edd: Ed, how on earth did you do that?
      Ed: Because I am a brother, and Eddy's brother is a brother, and Eddy is a brother to Eddy's brother as a brother I am.
    • Here's one from "Eds-aggerate", the episode with the "mucky boys":
      Edd: Eddy, wouldn't it be easier to just—
      Ed: Make funny noises?
      Eddy: Ed! You found a brain!
    • In one episode, Eddy has scammer's block. Ed suggests simply buying an idea.
  • Dumb Is Good: Zig-zagged. He's dumb, and usually nice and friendly, but often his stupidity creates a lot of problems to his friends and he tends to be Innocently Insensitive.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's the undisputed strongest kid in the cul-de-sac, as he's the only one who has carried a house without breaking a sweat. In comparison, Rolf has to put forth a mighty effort to uproot a full-grown tree.
  • Dungeon Bypass: In "They Call Him Mister Ed", Edd does a mouse-in-a-maze experiment, with the cheese replaced with Chunky Puffs, Ed just breaks through all the cardboard walls. "That isn't how you go through a maze!" (even though, technically, it is)
  • Easily Impressed: It doesn't matter how objectively mundane or awful something is. You can bet Ed will find something about it to be totally enthralled by.
  • Equippable Ally: Sometimes, most usually as a bludgeon. Special mention goes the episode where the Eds try to be repairmen. Ironically, even though Ed caused most/all of the destruction in the episode, Eddy and Double D utilize him as the "ultimate tool" to try and fix Johnny's sink.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's usually very careless and certainly enjoys messing around along with Eddy, but he also a conscience and tries to be obedient to his parents. In the episode where he's grounded, Edd and Eddy try to bust him out but he's very reluctant and keeps reminding his friends that he can't do it because he is grounded. He also Wouldn't Hit a Girl because his mom says he can't. In one episode he's horrified by the idea of his best friend being a bully and (temporarily) stops hanging out with him, also because his mom dislike bullies. And there are a few episodes where he doesn't blindly follow Eddy's questionable actions but sides with Edd instead ("Jingle Jingle Jangle", "Postcards from the Ed", "For Your Ed Only").
  • Extreme Doormat: He's completely incapable of standing up to Sarah or saying no to her, which she takes advantage of at every opportunity. Lampshaded by this Rhetorical Question Blunder from "Rambling Ed":
    Eddy: If she told you to jump in the lake with a rock tied to your head and wait for naked photos of you to develop so she could hand 'em out to all the kids in the cul-de-sac, would you?!
    Ed: I had socks on, Eddy!
  • Extreme Omnivore: Ed will eat anything. Anything. To date, he's eaten a camera, his mattress, a TV, Eddy, dirt, a key, a log, a soup bowl, a cereal box, a large snail, two teeth, some gutter gunk, Jimmy, a cactus, crayons, a sandal, a lava lamp, and a kitchen sink. He also chewed up and spat out some grass and the playground slide.
  • Fate Worse than Death: His friends are very important to him, so the possibility of losing them is considered this, as seen in The Movie.
  • Feel No Pain: See Made Of Iron below; in fact, he may be too stupid to feel pain.
  • Flanderization: He starts off absentminded but still mostly competent, eventually becoming infantile and idiotic.
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: In "Hand Me Down Ed", Ed becomes incredibly smart whenever holding the boomerang and then reverts to his usual dumb self when he lets go.
  • Foil:
    • Non-hostile example towards Edd, in that he can be considered the polar opposite of him. He's idiotic, strong, and highly unhygienic, while Edd is smart, weak, and a Neat Freak.
    • To a lesser extent he also contrasts Eddy, since he's a Gentle Giant who's usually happy and almost never gets angry, while Eddy is short, grouchy, bad-tempered and often a Jerkass.
  • The Fool: Ed remains illogically unaffected by most of his exploits primarily due to his stupidity.
  • Friend to All Living Things: An animal lover in general, but particularly obsessed with chickens.
  • Fun Personified: A very fun loving person, always clowning around.
  • G-Rated Drug: His addiction to horror movies, to a point where in the Halloween special, he binge watches so many of them that he hallucinates and sees the cul-de-sac kids as macabre creatures during the Eds' trick-or-treating adventure.
  • Genius Ditz: He's got an encyclopedic knowledge of B horror and sci-fi movies, can play the flute like a pro, and has the ability to expertly copy other people's handwriting. Plus a few of the things he says are sort of profound, if you think about them long enough. Plus, he's the one who defeated Eddy's Brother via steel door and Newton's First and Third Laws of Motion.
  • Gentle Giant: Ed is one of the biggest characters on the show and one of the nicest to others as well.
  • Girls Have Cooties: "Yucky, squishy, MUSHY GIRLS, Double D!" He doesn't have this problem with Nazz, since he has a crush on her like Edd and Eddy. Also in some episodes ("Honor Thy Ed", "Key to My Ed") he doesn't mind the Kankers and seems less repulsed by them than Edd and Eddy. When May gets too affectionate with him though then he is repulsed by her, especially when she forces kisses on him.
    May: (while sitting on Ed, pinning him) Put those lips together and make like a fish!
    (May puckers up and leans toward Ed to kiss him)
    Ed: (staring in horror at May's lips) Girl germs!
  • The Glomp: He has Edd and Eddy in a tight hug practically every episode.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: He is extremely nice to Sarah and Kevin (except when he helps Eddy mess with him), even though those two can't stand him.
  • Going Commando: Sometime he'll casually announce he's not wearing any underwear, much to the disgust of Edd and Eddy.
  • Hanlon's Razor: Whenever he does anything mean, he usually tags along with what Eddy does and doesn't understand how mean he's being.
  • The Heart: Among the Eds, he is the one who makes conflicts the least, and is often trying to make both Double D and Eddy get together, which is best demonstrated in the movie, where his fellow Eds started to fight after a prank made by the leader of the Eds himself.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite all Ed's stupidity and being slower than most, Ed's report card shows he has an "A" in History! He's frequently show to be incredibly resourceful and is implied to have some signs of hidden intellect. Other times, it's implied that, while not book smart, he's observant enough to ask a lot of questions.
    • In the episode "Pain In The Ed," he is shown as a Dreadful Musician, yet in the episode "Who's Minding The Ed," he is shown playing the flute very well.
    • In the episode "I Am Curious Ed," he is depicted with the ability to fly for unexplained reasons.
    • Ed has a laundry list of surprising talents that many didn't think someone like him could have that have been revealed throughout the series. He has shown incredible flute skills, amazing artistic abilities, amazing historical knowledge, an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books & movies, out of the box deduction abilities, knows how to survive a sci-fi apocalypse, can see evidence of the supernatural, knows exactly all of his and his friends faults, knows how to dance (freestyle, slow, and waltz) like a PRO, and is aware of the Fourth Wall!
    • He also is surprisingly skilled at forging handwriting, such that Eddy was impressed and forgoes his own attempt to forge Double D's mother's sticky notes. Even Edd was fooled!
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Ed's home life may be just as bad as Eddy's, the only difference is that Eddy being abused by his brother is Played for Drama in the movie, while Ed's situation is always Played for Laughs. He is always abused by his sister physically and verbally on a scale only slightly lower than what Eddy suffers from his brother. His parents aren't much better and it's been hinted that he suffers from both emotional abuse and neglect. Best seen in Ed's nightmare about his mom in "Rock-a-Bye Ed", and in "3 Squares and an Ed" when Ed is infamously grounded:
    Eddy: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE STAIRS?!
    Ed: My parents took 'em down 'cause I am grounded.
    Edd: That's disturbing.
  • Human Pack Mule: He's always the one carrying the heavy objects, not that he minds.
  • Idiot Houdini: Ed is stupid, but sometimes, the writers go overboard on his stupidity and he comes off more as a jerk to his own friends. In "X Marks the Ed" for example, not only he's one of the kids who laugh at Eddy for having a zit, he was the catalyst of the whole plot.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Played with. In the episode "A Glass of Warm Ed" he eats everyone's food while sleep walking, but he also tries to eat Jimmy. He was only able to fit Jimmy halfway into his mouth though and spit him out.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Ed has not a single malicious bone in his body and perpetuates his goodness, with most of his wrongdoings being born out of oblivion.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Pretty often his stupidity leads to unintentional inconvenience. Like in the Valentine's Day episode where his response to May giving him a Valentine's Day card is to scream and accidentally trample her. Also this in "I am Curious of Ed":
    Ed: Don't worry, Double D. It's not your fault you're so useless!
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Not as much as Double D, but Ed wears his heart on his sleeve, is a Friend to All Living Things, and has willingly crossdressed at least once.
  • Jerkass Ball: Occasionally, though he usually doesn't realize what he's doing.
    • In "Little Ed Blue", he becomes angry, mean, and violent to everyone only because he has a pebble in his shoe.
    • He helps Eddy taunt Kevin while the latter is grounded.
    • He occasionally helps Eddy play pranks on Edd.
  • Karma Houdini: In the ending of "Ed, Edd n Eddy Boo Haw Haw", the cul-de-sac kids attack Double D and Eddy due to their Halloween being ruined, even though Ed was the one that ruined their Halloween, not them.
  • Keet: Ed is shown to be hyperactive and happy due to his joyous and exuberant behavior.
  • Kiddie Kid: He rivals Jimmy for this title. Despite being his in his pre-teens or early teens, Ed has the emotional and mental capacity of a 5-year-old in that he's a Wide-Eyed Idealist who's very impulsive, overly affectionate, cheerful, innocent, slow on the uptake, has very peculiar collections, and lots of irrational phobias.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Despite his idiocy, he really means well and is generally friendly and good-natured. The best example of this is the "Rashomon"-Style episode where the Eds have to explain to Johnny how they ended up stuck in his wall: While Edd's and Eddy's versions tend to play up their own positive qualities while exaggerating the negative qualities of everyone else to favor them, Ed's version is a superhero/Kaijuu-style adventure where the others are more or less portrayed as they are, Ed's portrayals were more realistic, the few exaggerations focusing not on putting them down or playing himself up, but more on their minor quirks (e.g. Edd is The Unintelligible, Kevin overuses the word "dork", and Nazz just giggled a lot but otherwise wasn't made into Ms. Fanservice as she was in Eddy's recounting.) Overall, it gives the impression that while Ed has a hard time understanding others, he doesn't look down on them.
  • The Kirk: He's a lot less mindful than Double D, but he's much more laid-back than Eddy.
  • The Klutz: Tied into his The Ditz status, he's also extremely clumsy and causes disasters wherever he goes.
  • Large Ham: He has shades of this in Season 5 and the movie, though he still retains his Funny line generator.
  • Lethally Stupid: Of the three Eds, he's the one who causes the most damage, especially if he's trying to help.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: I AM ED! CHEESE AND MACARONI!!!
  • Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated in The Movie, not only he can endure a lot of pain and lift houses, he can run so fast that he managed to outrun kids with three different modes of transportation with only his bare feet and while carrying a whole car.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: According to an early series bible, Ed has this relationship with his father. His dad apperntly knows a lot about second-hand cars and tries to impart that onto his son with mixed results.
  • Literal-Minded: The source of a lot of misunderstandings.
  • Losing Your Head: Eddy pulls off Ed's head in "I Am Curious-Ed". Ed then finds it and puts it back on his body... backwards.
  • Metaphorgotten: Some of his Non Sequitur lines are this.
  • The Millstone: If Eddy's plans fail, it's often Ed's fault, due to his clumsiness and idiocy.
  • The Movie Buff: Really into monster movies, comics, and things of that nature.
  • Mr. Imagination: Edd even lampshades Ed's "overactive imagination" in the episode where Edd and Eddy put him in a monster costume and Ed really believes to be a monster.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He has virtually no visible muscle mass but he's still incredibly strong. Mind you, he's still one of the biggest kids in the show, with the possible exception of Rolf.
  • Nice Guy: He only hurts people because he doesn't know what he's doing and tags along with Eddy. Other than that, he's a kind, sensitive boy who hates to see people fight and does his best to be a good brother to Sarah.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Most of the Eds attempts usually fail because of his stupidity and inability to follow simple directions. Subverted in the movie where he not only saved the Eds via Flintstone style transportation but also defeated Eddy's Brother.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: With his oft-mentioned fondness for grody comics and sci-fi horror movies.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: His grip on reality has been severely weakened by a near-constant diet of horror comics and B-movies. His idea for a scam in "It Came From Outer Ed" involves dressing his friends as skeletons and astronauts, making them pass each other pancakes, shouting "Evil Tim has beckoned you all, for you all will pay with your brains!", and then ripping up a stuffed bunny with his teeth. Yet he still considers this a piece of light-hearted fun, even when the curse kicks in and he and his friends are mobbed by angry crows.
  • Nobody's That Dumb: He may believe in a lot of things but in season 4, "Here's Mud in Your Ed", after Eddy realizes that Rolf and Jimmy scammed him with a fake money tree seed and bangs on Rolf's front door demanding he get his stuff back, Rolf offers that he will give Eddy the "real" money tree seed if he stops and he falls for it again. Ed even comments that even he isn't that gullible.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Being a cheerful, friendly Cloudcuckoolander, Ed acts like this with everyone. His introduction is grabbing Eddy and Double D by the heads and giving them affectionate noogies.
  • Non Sequitur: With Ed, being Ed, this is his trademark.
    Eddy: Ed, you understand anything Double D said?
    • It's worth mentioning that, despite their perceived randomness, every single one of these is scripted and required hundreds of takes, as Danny Antonucci is strictly against ad-libbing.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He's the only character in the show with an unnatural skin color, his being bright yellow a la The Simpsons while everybody else has a normal skin tone.
  • Ocular Gushers: When he cries, it usually takes this form.
  • Offhand Backhand: Gives one to Eddy in "I Am Curious Ed" after he falls off a rotating stand.
  • Off with His Head!: Happened in I Am Curious Ed, though it did him and has it reattached...'head still on', thanks to Animation Science.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • In "Little Ed Blue", he's in a foul mood, contrasting his usually cheerful demeanor. He's so angry he has no patience for Sarah's spoiled attitude, terrifying even her.
    • Ed is notorious for his poor personal hygiene but in "Tight End Ed", Ed was so nervous about him being the mascot, he was willing to take a shower.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In "Is There an Ed in The House?" you can clearly hear Matt Hill's Canadian pronunciation of "gagged on his bones" when Ed reads a monster magazine to Sarah.
  • Papa Wolf: He's pretty protective of his friends. Even though Eddy is the Team Dad, Ed plays a guardian role to them on occasion. Despite his sister treating him like garbage, Ed will not tolerate anyone threatening Sarah.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Most of the time he has a big dopey smile on his face.
  • The Pig-Pen: Ed is perpetually filthy and terrified of soap. He also carries around a moldy chunk of cheese and a rancid fish skeleton for good luck.
    Ed: Bad soap, evil soap, slippery sudsy scary soap!
  • Plot Allergy: The ending of "All Eds Are Off" culminates in the reveal that Ed is allergic to butterscotch pudding after he jumped in a bucket of it, mistaking it for gravy.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: There's not a single episode where he does not provide any of its humor. Even in the show's absolute worst episodes of the show, he's always there to give some good laughs.
  • The Pollyanna: He's happy-go-lucky and always has a cheerful attitude even though he has possibly the worst home life of all the Eds (or so it seems, until the movie). Also, unlike Edd and Eddy, he doesn't seem to mind all the humiliations and punishments in most episodes and sometimes he even enjoys them.
  • Rampage from a Nail: Ed goes on a rampage that genuinely scares the cast because he has a rock in his shoe.
  • Reality Warper: Possibly due to his strict diet of B-Movies, Ed is even more out of touch with reality than everything else, sometimes to the point of actually being able to break the laws of physics and reality itself when he feels like it.
    • When he needs to hear something that Edd just said, Double D suddenly has a rewind button under that hat.
    • When there is a balloon to be grabbed, Eddy's pocket chain turns him into a great helicopter.
    • When Double D needs explanation to the stork theory, Ed can fly in order to demonstrate the act. And when things need to go up, Ed can make an elevator that goes to the moon out of junk that should never be used in an elevator. He somehow duplicated himself to carry an I-beam into the elevator, which shouldn't have been able to fit it. The upper exit of said elevator is a microwave.
    • His Constantly Curious line of questioning warped time and space itself.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Very Downplayed, more like helpful criticism. In "Dueling Eds", Eddy asks what's "(Double D's) problem"; to which Ed answers in surprising detail everything that Double D does that offsets his peers. Narrowing down that his obsession with cleanliness and his hat are only causing him problems.
  • Redhead In Green: He wears a green jacket and is revealed to be a redhead.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Just one of his many non-sequiturs. One episode has him doing several in a row, much to Eddy and Edd's annoyance.
    "One plus one equals one on a bun."
  • Running Gag: His lack of a chin, his unibrow, and his terrible hygiene.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: This is why it is incredibly easy for Ed to fall victim to Eddy's snarking.
  • Serious Business: In the comic "Enchanted Ed-Land", he takes the game "Lizards and Wizards" very seriously.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Implied to be this for Edd/Eddy, although in some episodes he also seems to have a crush on Eddy. He even kisses him on the forehead in "Out With The Old, In With The Ed".
    • In "High Heeled Ed", he thinks Sarah's rudeness to Eddy is because she likes him.
  • Ship Tease: With Double D, Eddy, May and Nazz.
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: A sci-fi and comic book geek who has been known to have multiple allergies, like rabbits ("Flea-Bitten Ed"), dandelions ("Honor Thy Ed"), eels ("Dueling Eds"), and butterscotch pudding ("All Eds Are Off"). He may also be allergic to cats as hinted in "Mission Ed-Possible.
  • Silly Walk: His head, being "full of rocks," tends to flap about in the wind when he runs, complete with flailing arms.
  • Simpleton Voice: Of the "Duh, which way did he go, George?" variety.
  • Superpowered Evil Side:
    • When Ed's imagination caused him to take the mantle of Edzilla, he terrorized the cul-de-sac, managing to destroy the local treehouse and the local playground, and sticking everybody save Eddy, Sarah and Double D to the wall of his basement with chewed-up Chunky Puffs.
    • His Bad Mood Ed persona in "Little Ed Blue", where he becomes destructive and mean, though it takes quite a bit of poking from Kevin and Eddy for him start rampaging.
  • Super Strength: He is by far the strongest kid in the cul-de-sac. While Rolf struggles to uproot a tree, Ed can do that plus carry it over his head effortlessly. Hell, he can even lift a house as if it was a flower! And in one instance of him doing that, he was a toddler.
  • Super Toughness: Ed lets himself get beat up along with the others, but it's made clear in several instances that nobody really poses much of a threat to him. Sarah can hit him so hard, he grinds pavement away with his head and his only reaction is to note that she's mad. In one instance, he ignores the Kanker sisters trying to wrestle him, refusing to hit back because him mom told him to never hit a girl (the Kankers scare everybody else in the cul-de-sac individually).
  • Temporarily a Villain: Played for Laughs in "Little Ed Blue" (where he is violently ill-tempered all day because of a pebble stuck in his shoe) and "The Day the Ed Stood Still" (when he dresses up as a space monster and gets a little too into character).
  • Tender Tears: Surprisingly, despite his usually cheerful personality, he's actually seen crying more often than every other character, besides Jimmy.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally (but not quite constantly like Rolf). Often with sentences like "Good for Ed!", "Bad for Ed!" etc.
  • Token Good Teammate: In his family. He's the only person in his family who's not a Jerkass in any way, while his sister is a Spoiled Brat and his parents are uncaring and neglectful at best and outright abusive at worst.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Ed was only marginally dim in the first few episodes. As time passes he becomes more and more spacey and barely able to form coherent sentences.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Often when the Eds are being punished Ed will actually enjoy the punishment.
    • Rolf tries to get information out of Ed and he's exhausted by the end.
    Rolf: Talk, Ed Boy!
    Ed: Hi Rolf!
    Rolf: Talk, I say!
    Ed: Hi Rolf!
    Rolf: (exasperated) Talk, you son of a gun!
    Ed: Hi Rolf! (the sun rises)
    Rolf: (exhausted) Please...talk!
    Ed: Hi Rolf!
  • Too Much Information: Gives some from time to time.
    Ed: I know my sensitive side! It has a rash.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Buttered toast and gravy are his two main favorites, though like his two pals Edd and Eddy, he also enjoys jawbreakers. He bets off eating gravy in "All Eds Are Off" and spends the rest of the episode going through withdrawal. He also loves Chunky Puffs.
  • Trash of the Titans: Ed's room is uninhabitable by human life, with such horrors such as a bathtub full of gravy, a closet full of sandwiches, a lounge chair full of chicken, and a bed containing fungus, years-old food, live snakes and seagulls, and lord knows what else.
    Edd: (upon discovering said seagulls) Ed! How can you live this way!?
  • Undying Loyalty: To his friends. Even more so, to his "baby sister" Sarah and, by extension, his mother. A Deconstructed Trope, as both Eddy and Sarah were willing to abuse his loyalty for their own ends, while his mother returns him with nothing but more neglect.
  • The Un-Favourite: As mentioned above, he's made it perfectly clear that his parents frequently abuse and belittle him while his little sister Sarah is free to boss him around and do whatever she wants. He sleeps in the cold basement while Sarah has a warm room upstairs.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice in the first half of Season 1 is more like that of a typical teenager. The second half is when he gets his trademark Simpleton Voice.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He is fearful of bathroom products and has a number of peculiar allergies.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the episodes "Vert Ed Go" and "A Pinch to Grow an Ed," it's shown that Ed is deathly afraid of heights. In the former, Edd and Eddy had to force Ed to climb up to build the tree-house. In the latter, Eddy's boots make the Eds go all the way up to outer space, causing Ed to be the most freaked out. However, he had no problem building a giant elevator shaft that literally reached the Moon in "They Call Him Mr. Ed".
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Primarily due to his obsession with fiction, Ed lives life with an irreparable sense of childlike idealism.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: One of the many reasons why Sarah will always beat Ed. Also, his mom forbids him from hitting girls. It's also the main reason why he doesn't fight back against the Kanker Sisters. However, he has unintentionally hurt girls before, via not minding his own strength.
    Ed: I can't Eddy, my mom says I can't fight girls!
  • Youthful Freckles: Has purple ones on his face.

    Edd "Double D" 
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Oh my!!
Voiced by: (English) Samuel Vincent
Voiced by: (Latin America) José Antonio Macías

The smartest kid in the neighborhood, and the brains of the Eds. Neat and morally upright to the point of annoyance, Edd (a.k.a. "Double D") is the oft-unheeded voice of reason in Eddy's schemes. Wears a beanie cap that he is never seen without (onscreen, at least).


  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Fond of this, especially if he goes off into one of his excessive speeches.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Justified, as he's a pre-teen, but he still acts very mature for his age. Plus he has a childish fondness for jawbreakers, just like the other kids.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • He's usually called "Sweetie" or "Muffin" or "Oven Mitt" (and other various nicknames) by Marie Kanker. Incidentally the latter is the name of a town in The Movie.
    • He was called "Lambchop" by May in the Valentine's Day episode, though she, along with him, were under the spell of the arrows of the Sarah and Jimmy cupids during that special.
    • Not really a nickname per se, but Sarah only called him "boyfriend" in "An Ed Too many", after she developed a crush on him. She reverts back to calling him "Double D" at the end of the episode, but her crush remains.
  • Agent Scully: Double D doesn't believe in the supernatural. He has chastised Ed for believing in such things but has been proven wrong far more than he's been right on these matters. In fact, every time he is proven wrong, he quickly tries to deny it and forget it ever happened. Best seen with "Jib" whom Double D stated was just an imaginary friend only to be proven wrong to which Double D just wanted to "forget" Jib ever existed and never mention the invisibility factor as quickly as possible.
  • All-Loving Hero: Due to him being the Token Good Teammate in a Sadist Show, he's incredibly kind and caring towards everyone around him, no matter how much the other characters act like jerks.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He has an obsession with cleanliness and orderliness, but who's to say exactly how severe it is or if it's the cause of his signature social anxiety rather than some other problem.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While he does have a crush on Nazz like most of the male cast, he does have the hints of going both ways (his only complaint of Ed trying to kiss him under the mistletoe was someone might be watching for starters).
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Enhanced by his somewhat mincing mannerisms, in the comic "Sugar, Spice and Ed", Jonny 2x4 becomes an Abhorrent Admirer to him.
    Edd: I CAN'T RUN IN THESE SHOES!!
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Despite being by far the most feeble of the trio, he can often perform amazing feats with just a few calculations and some Bamboo Technology.
  • Bad Liar: Most of the time he's a terrible liar and puts on a bad performance whenever he has to fool someone. The only exception was in "A Twist of Ed" where he puts on a very convincing performance when using reverse psychology to drive away the Kankers.
  • Bag of Holding: Well, more like a hat/sock of holding. Every now and again Edd will either pull something out or store something in his hat.
  • Bamboo Technology: His scrap-made inventions. He makes whole cities and theme parks out of cardboard - and they may or may not work.
  • Beautiful Singing Voice: Occasionally he will sing to himself while he is concentrating on something and his singing voice is quite lovely.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't break his ant farm. He'll straight up choke a bitch...with his legs.
    • His hat is sort of a Berserk Button to him. See his reaction to Ed's "Can I have your hat?" in "Out with the Old, In with the Ed".
    • He doesn't take kindly to getting sneezed on.
    • He does not like being pranked.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's one of the nicest people in the show, but push him far enough and he will use those smarts of his to utterly DESTROY you.
  • Blessed with Suck: Occasionally regards his intelligence this way, most prominently in "For Your Ed Only".
  • Book Smart: Even if the characters are never seen at school before season 5, Edd is very knowledgeable and well-spoken, besides being a Gadgeteer Genius. Season 5 confirms him to be an active and responsible student.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In comic book story "An Ed for an Ed", Edd says "This is a mockery! A sham! A mockery of a sham!"
  • Break the Cutie: In "A Fistful of Ed", "Cleanliness Is Close To Edness" and The Movie.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Oh dear."
    • "Oh my!"
    • “Good Lord!”
    • "Intriguing."
    • "It's all fun and games until someone XXXX". Said whenever a scheme goes wrong — which is to say, often.
    • Also when he does something, he says said activity three times from time to time.
    • Curse (enter irksome thing).
    • "I took the liberty to XXXX."
    • "This is so embarrassing...."
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • He is much more relaxed and willing to go along with Eddy's schemes in early episodes, compared to how he is always second-guessing Eddy's schemes and spazzing out at the first sign of trouble in his later appearances. Sort of justified with time progressing since he'd have seen schemes fail multiple times prior to the change in attitude.
    • In early episodes he was more "normal" in the sense that, while he was still smart and fussy, he was fine with things like monster movies or dumpster-diving to find glass bottles to recycle, while in later episodes he'd decry the former for being violent and the latter for being messy.
    • Interestingly, Double D retains his early characterization in most of Cartoon Network's promos and ads, possibly because those tend to treat the Eds as a single unit of troublemakers.
    • The series bible describes him as "romantic and prone to crushes" and this explains why he has a crush on Sarah in the pilot. Later in the series, he has no interest in Sarah (if anything, Sarah is attracted to him) and rather than being "prone to crushes", he's a Chick Magnet who is scared of the girls who have a crush on him, like Sarah and Marie, although his feelings towards Sarah come up again a little bit in "Tight End Ed".
  • Chick Magnet: Double D has had the most girls crushing on him in the length of the show, compared to everyone else. Other than his Stalker with a Crush Marie, there's also Sarah who develops a Precocious Crush on him, and it's revealed that he is the only boy that Nazz really likes besides Kevin. There's also the Ship Tease with May in the Valentine's Day episode, although she only fell in love with him due to being hit by a love arrow fired by the Sarah and Jimmy cupids. The only girl who has never had a crush on Double D is Lee, and even she thinks he's cute since all three Kankers like all three Eds, as seen in some episodes (they just have a personal favorite in the trio). According to a special feature on the Vol.1: Edifying Ed-ventures DVD, Plank describes Edd as a "ladies' man."
  • Child Prodigy: More like a preteen genius, considering his inventing skills and advanced vocabulary.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Inverted. He's the most intelligent and mature of the trio, despite having a rather large gap between his two front teeth.
  • Class Representative: In season 5, he's very enthusiastic about school and has an active school life, as he's being a journalist of the Peach Creek Junior High Tattler and the president of the Happy Clucker's club and the safety clubs. In "Mission Ed-Possible", he sends report cards to Ed's and Eddy's parents when they get bad grades in school and reacts negatively when they don't want to do their homework. In several episodes, like "Cool Hand Ed", it seems like that he's the only person of the cast who takes the school very seriously.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To both Ed and Eddy. Well, at least he tries to keep them in check.
  • Collector of the Strange: Has a collection of skulls and bugs.
  • The Comically Serious: The fact that he's a fussy little stick-in-the-mud makes his suffering even funnier.
  • Companion Cube: Sometimes he's seen tending to his cactus, Jim.
  • The Conscience: Not that he really gets listened to. He tries to be the voice of reason for his friends.
  • Control Freak: Requires himself to be in complete control over his life at all times and has a complete breakdown whenever this isn't the case. (Though he's frequently overruled by Ed and Eddy.)
  • Covert Pervert: Occasionally throughout the show. He has a tendency of blushing furiously at situations that the other boys wouldn't react to, such as when Eddy claims that Sarah's panties are visible.
    • "Hand Me Down Ed" has a boomerang that affects the holder in strange ways. What happens to Double D when he holds it? He complains how hot it is, and then begins to strip sensually with no shame whatsoever (he even clings on to a pole!), so much it even gets Eddy shocked. Subverted, since when Eddy takes the boomerang away from him, he's suddenly aware of his lack of clothing and instantly goes embarrassed, trying to cover himself up.
    • In "Boys Will Be Eds", he was one of the boys in the cul-de-sac who were enchanted by Nazz and only hear her say "Blah Blah Blah" when she talked.
    • His Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness tendencies can make him use words that can fly past younger viewer's heads, such as "amorous". He even has to explain the word to Eddy! In similar lines, he picked up on Eddy's "Snowjob" joke pretty quickly.
    • This may be reading too much into it, but he seems a little eager to tell Jimmy and Sarah where babies come from.
  • Cowardly Lion: Shows up, mainly in "The Day The Ed Stood Still" and the end of The Movie.
    Edd: Courage... courage, Eddward.
  • Crazy-Prepared: If "To Sir With Ed" and "Thick As An Ed" are any indication, he carries a loofah and a shower around with him at all times. Taken Up to Eleven with his school briefcase. The sheer number of devices, compartments and items it contains stretch even Toon Physics to their limits.
  • Crosscast Role: In-universe: In "Little Ed Blue" he played a cavewoman as part of the Eds' silent film project.
  • Cursed With Awesome: He's an excellent pedal steel guitar player, but he detests the instrument, which makes you wonder how he got so good. His parents probably got him lessons taught by a good tutor if Edd can play it with his feet while reading. That is actually something common with children that were forced to learn an instrument by their parents.
  • Cute and Psycho: In "Cleanliness is Next to Ed-ness", and on the rare occasion Eddy's selfishness and greed pushes him over the edge. Otherwise he's the Only Sane Man.
  • Cute Bookworm: In-Universe, he's considered "cute" by the other girls and he loves books.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: He can really get talking. Great example is "Key to My Ed".
    Edd: That's right, Eddy. [The key opens] Something dear and personal, like a box of photographs, or a diary with pages of truth and duration, or as simple as a locket of love. It's our responsibility to see that this key returns to its forsaken owner so life can- [Eddy tries to pry something open with the key, it flings loose and flies into the gap in Edd's teeth.] Mortified? Yes. But I won't let myself fall prey to such shallow emotion. Not now. [continues talking through the shift in scenes] There's a fellow human crying for help, trying to mend the unraveled ball of yarn handed to them. Maybe that's the kind of world you wish to live in, Eddy, where the unyielding and the indifferent supersede the malevolent. I say-
    Eddy: SHUT UP, DOUBLE D! Ed, you understand anything Double D said?
    Ed: Pass the mustard.
  • The Cutie: Due to his kindness, he comes off as very lovable and endearing. Being a lovable geek helps too.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very snarky and sarcastic. Especially towards Eddy, but will snark at other people too. Not even Nazz is free from it!
    Edd: Miss Nazz, page Jimmy for me, would you?
    Nazz: Sorry, Mr. D, but I'm up to my neck with filing. (filing her nails)
  • Depending on the Artist: What color Edd's shirt is varies depending on the material; it's dark red in the show itself, but a lighter orange in promotional materials and artwork.
  • Disguised in Drag:
    • Dresses up as a mermaid to cheer up Jimmy in "Tinker Ed".
    • Disguised as Nazz at one point in "In Like Ed".
    • Eddy has him pose as his (a fish monger) wife during "Wish You Were Ed".
    • Eddy disguises him in drag in the comic "Sugar, Spice and Ed".
    Edd: I don't have the thighs to pull off this dress!
  • Disney Death: Gets hit by a wave of sewage and is presumed dead by Ed. However, he emerges alive from the sewer and pursues the other Eds to get his hat back.
  • Distressed Dude: After he went flying from a can of snakes being opened at the gag factory in the movie, Ed and Eddy had to rescue him after he got stuck at the top of a waterfall.
  • Ditzy Genius: Downplayed, since he actually has more common sense than all the other characters, most of the time. However, there are a few episodes where he can gullible and naive enough to fall for his friends's tricks, despite his high intelligence, especially in "A Case of Ed" and "Momma's Little Ed". He's also the last one to get the sextant joke in the movie.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Being mistreated, abused and exploited by Eddy all the time, Edd's gotten back at him in the conclusions of "Brother Can You Spare an Ed?", "A Case of Ed", "Momma's Little Ed", and and "Mission Ed-Possible".
  • Double Entendre: Rather prone to this, almost a secondary running gag. For example, he complained that he was "violated" when Ed mushed his lips onto him while thinking there's jawbreaker behind him. And when Eddy did a Forceful Kiss onto him, instead of giving a What the Hell, Hero? speech to him, his reaction was to being stunned to the point of where he can barely stand.
  • Dodgeball Is Hell: Went into shell shock during a dodgeball game with Eddy after getting gym class flashbacks.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Yes, even Double D was shocked how he unintentionally hurt the other kids in "A Fistful Of Ed"
  • Drama Queen: A rare male example (more appropriately "Drama King", for this case). He can tend to overreact over the simplest things, being a Neat Freak and all. Case in point, in "Out With the Old, In With the Ed", he broke down crying when he forgot the paperclips for his school supplies. Rolf even describes him as "He who laments at the drop of a hat".
  • The Dreaded: Becomes this temporarily in the episode "A Fistful of Ed" when he is viewed as a powerful bully by the other kids.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Edd is easy to mistake for a girl at first. His high pitched voice doesn't help.
  • Effeminate Voice: Edd has several stereotypically feminine attributes and has a higher-pitched voice than his friends. This is probably why Eddy's brother mistook him for Eddy's girlfriend in The Movie.
  • Endearingly Dorky: He's cute, geeky, neurotic, endearingly shy, kind, polite, and quite a Shrinking Violet, especially around girls. Some girls in the neighborhood find him adorable.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Downplayed. Because he's more patient with Ed than Eddy is, he's more annoyed than enraged.
  • Extreme Doormat: Lets pretty much anybody, including Eddy and especially Marie and Kevin, run all over him. However, as patient as he is, his patience has limits.
  • The Finicky One: Being a fussy, neurotic Neat Freak.
  • Foil: To both his friends in a way: He's meek, timid, well-mannered and loves school and studying. Ed and Eddy are the exact opposite of this:
    • He can be considered the polar opposite of Ed. He is smart, weak, and a Neat Freak, while Ed is idiotic, strong, and The Pig-Pen.
    • Unlike Eddy, Edd is a selfless nice guy who typically tries to do the right thing and does not approve of Eddy's schemes to get money or his selfishness, but he's an Extreme Doormat while Eddy refuses to let anyone push him around and usually shows backbone.
  • First Kiss: He claims his was during "Avast Ye Eds", but unfortunately it was stolen by Marie.
    Edd: I was kinda hoping my first kiss would be... enjoyable.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite Kevin's usual antagonism towards all three Eds, there are a few occasions where he has a friendly conversation with Edd.
  • Friend to Bugs: He collects them. He's also the only one of his friends who isn't scared of bugs - when Ed freaks out over a spider on his shoulder, Double D simply chastises him for "frightening it" and deposits it out of the window.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: "Cleanliness is Next to Ed-ness" has him going insane and rolls himself in filth...and then the conscious of his germophobic side appears and scolds him. He even calls him his "former self", though he goes back to being germophobic by the end of the episode.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He makes an industrial-grade excavator out of junk he found around his neighborhood.
  • Geek Physiques: Of the skinny, weakling geek variety.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Not his first name, but his middle name which is Marion. Expectedly, he gets teased about it.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Edd is a genius but he's genuinely friendly and nice to everyone, and although his asides are occasionally condescending, he never claims to be superior because of his brains. He is portrayed as sensitive, thoughtful, and reasonable.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Usually. Even in his snarkiest moments, he's always very polite about it.
  • Gibberish of Love: He becomes a lot less eloquent around Nazz.
  • Girly Run: He knits his arms when he runs. Not that Marie Kanker minds.
    Marie: Just like a real man!
  • Go-Getter Girl: A rare male example. He gets good grades at school, is talented in mechanics, gets along with the kids (sometimes when Eddy isn't around) and has an active social life at his school (he is a journalist of the Peach Creek Junior High Tattler and the president of the Happy Clucker's club and the safety clubs).
  • Green Around the Gills: He dose this in "Floss Your Ed","Momma’s Little Ed","Gimme, Gimme Never Ed", “They Call Him Mr Ed, May I Have This Ed and “The Movie” and Also One of Cartoon Network Powerhouse where he vomits into the bag where he went on the Vomitor Ride.
  • Green Thumb: He's seen tending lovingly to his cactus, Jim, and in 'A Fistful of Ed', Jimmy is convinced of Double D's innocence when he manages to successfully cross-pollinate a rose with a baby-blue gym sock.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In spite of his kind-hearted personality and altruism, the Cul-de-sac kids all hate on him just for hanging out with Ed and Eddy.
  • Holier Than Thou: He dips into this frequently. While he's certainly less egotistical than Eddy he clearly enjoys rubbing having the higher moral ground into both of his friend's faces. Averted in the movie when Eddy calls him out for this citing that he didn't see Double D stop him from doing the scam, making the point that Double D isn't as innocent as he claims.
  • Honor Before Reason: He would, at times, do what's right even when it probably would be wise not to. An example of this is shown in "Mission Ed-Possible" where he hand-delivers his friends' report cards in order of the principal. While Eddy does indeed deserve his punishment since his bad grades are due to him slacking off, Double D failed to realize Ed comes from a family of a negligent mother and apathetic father (as implied) and that Ed is obviously too dim to function in class.
  • Human Pack Mule: In "If It Smells Like an Ed", he was forced to carry an entire chunk of sidewalk cement on his back and then that's even before the mid-episode ads start.
    Edd: Curse broadcast commercialism!
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Often serves as this to Eddy.
  • Iconic Item: His sock-hat, of course.
  • Idiot Ball: He never catches on that Eddy wrote those forged sticky notes in "Momma's Little Ed" and when Eddy confesses that he did it, Edd doesn't believe him. It's possible that he did catch on and he was being disingenuous, but he never admits it if he was.
  • Ignored Expert: No matter how many times he tries to warn Eddy of a major flaw while scamming or tell him how immoral one of Eddy's certain conspiracies (such as getting the kids to break the rules) could get, Edd is always ignored. Predictably, it never ends well, and Eddy even blames Edd for some of the failures.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Edd is depicted as a genius whose maturity makes him the Only Sane Man. Yet the nature of some of the show's more risque jokes often completely escapes him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Other than being Only Known By His Nickname Double D, he's often called "Sockhead" by Eddy, and "Double Dork" or "Double Dweeb" by Kevin.
  • Insufferable Genius: His goody-goody and self-righteous personality puts him in this category sometimes as he finds it impossible to be wrong at anything. In fact, on the rare occasions he's proven wrong he tries to erase the situation as he starts to have a breakdown. Best seen when Eddy lied about his brother returning for attention and Double D snickered and gloated that the lie would never work. Cut to, the plan working perfectly in Eddy's favor and Double D doing all he can to end everything as he breaks down in disbelief.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Nowhere close to Jimmy's extent, but he has his moments where he dips into this, such as in "Ready, Set, Ed" where he suggested knitting to Eddy.
  • Irony: The most moral person of the group is prone to lashing out against injustice or incorrectness.
  • Jerkass Ball: Sometimes acts like a jerk in episodes.
    • He comes off as a little smug in "Mission Ed-possible" after delivering Ed and Eddy's bad report cards to their parents.
    • In "Sorry Wrong Ed", where his obsession with being right about the phone not being cursed makes him completely overlook Eddy getting injured repeatedly. While Eddy technically brought the curse on himself, Edd's refusal to believe in the curse even when it all happens in front of him makes him look like that being right is more important to him than the welfare of his friends.
    • In "Who's Minding the Ed?", he is, again, completely unmoved by all the physical pain Eddy endures throughout the episode, even showing annoyance when Eddy finally berates him for his callousness.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: For all his smarts, he can be wrong at times. While he is a technical and scientific genius, his shortcomings are on social interactions and understanding his peers; thus every time he makes a prediction on how the children will react in a mature manner, he's horribly off.
  • The Lancer: To Eddy's The Leader. He's the moral and serious foil to Eddy's Lovable Rogue.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: The one and only time his hat was pulled off. He quickly put it back on and tells Ed and Eddy that they didn't see anything. It's only brought up again in the Movie, where Eddy makes fun of Edd by saying his eyes are burning from seeing what's under the hat, and Ed asking Edd if whatever is under there hurts.
  • Little Professor Dialog: He's only 11 years old yet has the vocabulary of a, well, professor.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He has multiple copies of the same outfit, right down to the hat, shown in "Thick as an Ed".
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Though he gets into a lot of trouble thanks to going along with Eddy and Ed's schemes, he'd likely be pretty isolated without them to drag him out of his room every now and then.
  • Lovable Nerd: He's a nerdy genius, but also adorkable and a Nice Guy.
  • Madness Mantra: "Shower shower shower".
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy:
    • The Feminine Boy to Marie's Masculine Girl.
    • To a lesser extent, the Feminine Boy to Sarah's Masculine Girl.
  • The Medic: He's an assistant to the school nurse in the episodes set in Junior High, and he's often seen patching up Eddy and Ed after their various brawls.
  • Momma's Boy: It's heavily implied he is this when his mom is home. And "Momma's Little Ed".
  • Morality Chain: He frequently acts as the Kyle to Eddy's Cartman.
  • Motor Mouth: His speech became faster and faster per season.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • When he creates "Edzilla" in "The Day The Ed Stood Still".
    • Says this almost word for word in The Movie After he tries to write to his parents that he's leaving due to a scam that has Gone Horribly Wrong.
    • In "A Fistful Of Ed" when he hurt the kids by accident.
  • Neat Freak: To the point that in one episode that took place in autumn, he organizes the leaves by color as they fell.
    Edd: Must... fold... socks! *folds socks*
  • Nerds Are Sexy: He has had more girls go after him than any other male character on the show.
    • There's Marie Kanker, one of the Kanker Sisters who is Double D's usual Stalker with a Crush.
    • Ed's younger sister, Sarah, has a Precocious Crush on Double D.
    • Nazz kissed Double D on the cheek in "The Day the Ed Stood Still" and pulled him into a dance in "May I Have This Ed?" Plus, Double D was the only boy outside of Kevin that Nazz ever really expressed a romantic interest in.
    • Marie's sister, May, had a lot of Ship Tease with Double D is the series' Valentine's Day-special.
  • Nerds Love Tough Schoolwork: Double D is very eager and excited to start school, a stark contrast to Ed and Eddy.
  • Nervous Wreck: Tends to be extremely neurotic and anxious, especially from season 2 onwards.
  • Never Bareheaded: He gets very concerned about being seen without his hat, and when it actually comes off (which is never seen by the audience), the others seem shocked by what's underneath. He can be seen with it off, albeit non-canoncially, in his victory animation from the food-fight game on Cartoon Network's website however. He's simply shown to have cornrows/braids underneath.
  • Never My Fault:
    • Double D is always quick to point out how Eddy's greed or Ed's simplistic nature caused the downfall of their scams; however he is the engineer behind said scams and most of them fail due to some technical error he refuses to take responsibility for (granted Ed and Eddy cause the damages...sometimes). This is brought to a head in the movie where Eddy calls him out on how he always finds a way to shove blame off himself and on to the others despite his hand in building and designing all the scams.
    • "Scrambled Ed" is an interesting case as Edd refused to take any responsibility for their aquarium idea being botched and didn't exactly disagree with Eddy's plan. The interesting part is that he was half-asleep and barely lucid when he drew up the plan.
    • In "Will Work For Ed", after Ed suffers a pay deduction for lacking in appropriate safety gear and tools when he shows up for work, Double D tells the enraged Eddy to let Ed learn from his mistakes—which rings pretty hollow when it was Double D himself who dressed Ed up and prepared him for his first day of work.
    • In Double D's dream world where Jimmy isn't wearing a retainer (their scam ruined his teeth so he "erased" his responsibility by pretending it didn't happen).
    • In "The Day the Ed Stood Still," after Ed attacks Eddy and busts through the garage door, Double D remarks that he warned him about Ed's overactive imagination and he can't control himself, when it was Double D's idea to dress Ed up as a monster to begin with; Eddy even calls him on it.
    • He blames Eddy for leaving him and Ed to be kissed by the Kankers in "Don't Rain on My Ed". While it was incredibly selfish of Eddy to abandon them like that, Double D is also to blame, as he could have escaped from the sisters if he'd simply let go of his hat and run like hell (see Principles Zealot).
  • Nice Guy: While he's quite snarky and judgmental, he's overall pretty good-natured and a surprisingly loyal friend. And despite taking part in Eddy's scams, he's probably the most innocent and morally righteous character on the show, in contrast to Eddy.
  • Nice Hat: His trademark black hat. It hides something on his head, so much so that he's completely unwilling to take it off and would rather die than do so.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "Dueling Eds." While Eddy had already offended Rolf's family and customs by tossing one of Rolf's sea cucumber balls against a fist, Edd inadvertently makes the problem worse when he forces Eddy to give Rolf a potted flower as an apology. As it turns out, in Rolf's country, this is considered mocking them with the Potted Shrub of Ridicule, and Rolf is so pissed that he challenges Eddy to a duel.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • He claims to have "a history" with dodge ball in "Ed in a Half-Shell", specifically "the dodgeball incident" which he seems to be suffering some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over, as he starts cowering in fear and crying, not that it takes much to make him do so.
    • In "3 Squares and an Ed". You have to wonder what caused Edd to invent an opera-singing machine.
  • No Respect Guy: Well, from Eddy and Ed. The other kids tend to prefer him to the other two. Except that they don't respect him anyway and usually beat him up along with Ed and Eddy even though he's almost always innocent.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Often he berates the other Eds for laughing at something while trying to stifle his own giggling (such as in "Boys Will Be Eds").
    • In a specific example Eddy tries wearing carpet as underarm hair, Edd points out how stupid the whole idea was when it blows up in Eddy's face... before removing similar carpet pieces from his own.
    • He was somehow convinced to try eating a crayon after watching Ed wolf some down.
    • Often times, he scolds Eddy for his inculpability, but as mentioned above he's pretty guilty of not taking blame himself.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: To avoid confusion with Ed, Edd is simply called "Double D" by everyone (except maybe his parents, who call him Eddward in the sticky notes they leave him).
  • Only Sane Man: Much more reasonable and mature than his friends. And probably everyone else.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Edd is very prone to falling into this despite his strong moral center, largely because he himself has his own limits. One such example is in the episode "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?", where he, with the help of Ed, gave Eddy a taste of the latter's own medicine by having him be physically harmed by the Kids.
  • Pacifist: Zig Zagged Trope. He outright says he is one in "A Fistful of Ed", but when his buttons are pressed ("Stop, Look and Ed", "Is There an Ed In The House", "Out with the Old, In with the Ed", and The Movie for instance), he doesn't hesitate to give the one responsible a beating. Giving his lack of strength, however, this is Played for Laughs
  • Poor Communication Kills: Due to a mix of Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and Cannot Spit It Out.
    • In "Dim Lit Ed", Edd organizes a scavenger hunt to improve the average IQ of the cul-de-sac kids, but when they along with the other Eds automatically assume the prize is a jawbreaker, he neglects to spell it out for them till the very end what the prize actually is, resulting in him receiving a thrashing.
    • In "The Day the Ed Stood Still", he and Eddy dress Ed up like a monster, and the latter goes on a rampage throughout the cul-de-sac, genuinely believing he's become a monster. At no point does Edd tell the other kids that the "monster" is just Ed in a costume; he just acts like the rest of them already know.
  • Power Born of Madness: He's usually a "dweeb who can't lift a butterfly" but out of sheer rage he has choked Ed with his legs and thrown Eddy in a fight. He has walked on his hands during a sugar rush. In the movie, through sheer adrenaline he holds onto a merry-go-round from a moving car just long enough to throw the other kids off.
  • Principles Zealot: He is so obsessed with maintaining the secrecy of what's under his hat that it's actually gotten him into trouble. Case in point: in "Don't Rain on My Ed", May Kanker manages to snag him by his hat. He clings to the hat despite it being the only thing the Kankers are holding him by, thereby getting kissed as a result when he all he had to do was let go of it and run like hell.
  • Rage Breaking Point: In the movie, he suffers an entire day of being the target of Eddy's mischief. Ed and Eddy pulling a tasteless joke by pretending to drown in quicksand is the final straw, leading to him snapping at Eddy and even getting into a fist-fight with him before declaring he's had enough and would rather go back home and face the kids' retribution than continue the journey.
  • A Rare Sentence: In the comic "The Garden of Ed", Ed's regurgitated cereal foundation causes the entire gazebo to sink with the trio clinging to it and Edd screams, "Regurgitated breakfast cereal is seeping into my socks!"
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: During the Movie, Double D deliver an epic one to Eddy after suffering an entire day of being the target of Eddy's mischief and Ed's playfulness (being riled up by Eddy). He basically sums up Eddy as the reason for his and the rest of the group's status as outcasts because his "stubborn inane desire to shock, sandbag, and swindle is what put us here in the FIRST PLACE!" and even hits him! It all finishes with Double D admitting he'd rather go home and face retribution than continue to journey "with a so called friend".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Eddy and Ed's red. Both of them are respectively too rude and too stupid to be trusted with independent tasks, while Edd keeps them in touch with reality by moralizing their values.
  • Running Gag:
    • His chin and his fixation on his hat.
    • His obsession with cleanliness.
    • His tendencies to use overly long words so the other kids don't understand him, particularly with Eddy. Edd will elaborately infodump the problem at hand, while it's obvious Eddy is getting absolutely none of what he's saying. Eddy will then use a dismissive phrase (e.g., "what else is new...") and change the subject.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Cleanliness is Next to Edd-ness". His shower is out of order and asks the kids around the cul-de-sac if he could use theirs. Getting no results, and only filthier, he slowly grows more insane...and proceeds to roll in dirt and dump trash on himself while giggling maniacally, in manners that remind you of Ren Höek.
    • In "Sorry, Wrong Ed", he gets increasingly frustrated with Eddy's insistence that the phone in the episode is cursed and after seeing Eddy get run over by hippos he snaps and obsesses over being right.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He often disagrees with Eddy and tends to be sarcastic, but he still remains loyal to his friends and supports them no matter what.
  • Serious Business: Has tendencies of this. He overreacts when his magnifying class is stolen. Also, when Ed and Eddy pull a prank on him by making fake sticky notes. He also overreacts about Ed's lucky chunk of cheese in "Thick as an Ed".
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Often to the annoyance of his less-educated peers. To the point where in "All Eds Are Off" the boys bet that they can go a whole day without doing certain habits, Edd's is doing this. Specifically, his part of the bet was that he couldn't use words with more than one syllable, something he struggles with greatly.
  • Ship Tease: With Eddy (especially in The Movie), Nazz, Sarah, Marie, and May (in the Valentine's Day episode).
  • Shrinking Violet: He has trouble standing up for himself because of his timid nature, and becomes extremely shy and awkward around girls, as seen in "May I Have This Ed?". In the opening credits, he even faints right at the end of the song.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With May in the Valentine's Day episode. He even calls her "Turtledove".
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: He's an obsessive-compulsive, prodigal Nervous Wreck and Control Freak who loses it at the smallest sight of germs.
  • Skewed Priorities: Best summed up by this line: "Put this on, Ed; it'll protect the turtle."
  • Squishy Wizard: Edd can make anything, a mini air-craft, a motor scooter, large buildings (out of cardboard), etc. However, he's the weakest of the characters besides Jimmy. Although he enjoys swimming, he hates anything that can be construed as a competitive sport.
  • The Smart Guy: The smart one in the group and the one who built most of Eddy's scams.
  • Smug Super: Though he is polite and the smartest kid in the cul-de-sac, Double D has a habit of underestimating the intelligence of other characters, such as calling Rolf "so uneducated" and failing to realize he's being tricked by the Kankers in "A Twist of Ed" and "Every Which Way But Ed". He also failed to figure out who the one framing them was in "If It Smells Like An Ed" before it was too late.
  • The Spock: Despite his frequent apprehensive moments, he's typically the most level-headed of the Eds.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied. While he may be a Nice Guy, there are signs that show that he is depressed because his parents are never around. His OCD moments don't help.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Not as bad as Jimmy, but Edd slip into this at times. Such as the time when the kids broke all the rules and Edd phoned all their parents.
  • Straight Man: The most fitting of the role, to Ed and Eddy's antics.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: In "Tag Yer Ed" he's so weak he can't lift Plank, yet has no problem carrying him in other episodes.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: The Smart Guy to Marie's Strong Girl. He's a bookish Child Prodigy while his Stalker with a Crush Marie is a tough and violent Kanker sister.
  • Super OCD: He has some tendencies. This even becomes rather problematic in the Movie- Edd's obsession with labeling everything means that he keeps leaving clues for the other kids to track the Eds down.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He says this exact quote in two different episodes, "Dim Lit Ed" and "O-Ed Eleven".
  • Team Mom: He has gone so far as to wipe crumbs from Ed's face and scold Eddy for poor behavior.
    • Demonstrated in the comic "Sugar, Spice and Ed":
    Edd: I might caution, Ed, against the exertion being put on your spine for this particular scam!
    Eddy: What are ya? His mother?
  • Tearful Smile: At the end of the movie when Kevin announces that he's giving free jawbreakers to the Eds.
  • Terrified of Germs: He put on plastic gloves AND a surgeon's mask when taking care of a sick Sarah. And when he caught her cold anyway, he claimed that bacteria strike the instant one's guard is down. Germs were also his first complaint when forced into a bathroom vent. Not only that, but in one episode, being denied access to a shower, along with getting progressively dirtier, resulted in him going completely insane.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: "Oh my."
  • Token Good Teammate: The most moral of the Eds (Ed is also good, but very stupid and often goes along with Eddy). In fact, he's the only Ed the other kids treat with anything resembling respect. He can be considered the Token Good Teammate not just of the Eds, but of the entire cast. While he has his Not So Above It All moments, he doesn't fall into the Kids Are Cruel territory as much as everyone else.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the movie, Double D finally grows a spine in regards to his friends (especially Eddy) taking advantage of him whenever they see fit. In fact, he even wrestles Eddy to the ground while giving the latter a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, and during the car chase uses a merry-go-round to swing the car around to throw the other kids off.
  • TV Genius: He's highly intelligent, loves to use "big words", and the other characters will often see him as an Insufferable Genius. But he also shows a lot of common sense, even if he can't understand that other people maybe aren't as interested in reading books and getting knowledge as he is.
  • Twitchy Eye: In "Cleanliness is Next to Ed-ness", when past insanity point, the eye-twitching is the first thing you see him do.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his friends, though some people wonder why he still hangs out with them.
  • Unfortunate Name: Edd is not the most masculine boy, and it's even worse with a nickname like Double D. One would think he'd be mortified to have a middle name like Marion, but it isn't until Eddy uses it to humiliate him in order to have the neighbor kids forget his own embarrassing middle name that he's embarrassed.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: In the first episode, he seems to have a crush on Sarah but she's just not interested. Yet later that season, this is reversed of her becoming a Stalker with a Crush and Double D scared she wont leave him alone. She stops stalking him by the end of the episode, but her crush on him remains and is hinted in later seasons.
  • The Unreveal: Does anybody know what's under his hat? Considering the shocked expressions of Ed and Eddy, it must be something big.
  • Unwanted Harem: In "May I Have This Ed?" he unwittingly attracts the attention of Sarah, Nazz and Marie. And he didn't even want to go to the school dance.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Has a rather high-pitched voice for a pubescent boy.
  • Vocal Evolution: In earlier episodes, he sounded much more raspy, calm and vulnerable. Later on, his voice is more high-pitched and clean, speaks more stressfully (possibly to fit his Super OCD) and a little louder.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Double D is "a babbling dweeb who can't even lift a butterfly", but he's also a Child Prodigy and can invent useful gadgets at the drop of a hat.
  • Weekend Inventor: Often he's the provider for anything Eddy needs for a scam.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: His maturity becomes more evident in later seasons. In season 1 he acts more like a normal boy.
  • Would Hit a Girl:
    • Believe it or not, in "Is There an Ed in the House?" he nearly attacked Sarah for spitting on him while she had a cold. Ed has to hold him back.
    • He didn't hesitate to get into a fight with Lee as "The Masked Mumbler". He still got utterly crushed, of course.
  • You Got Spunk: Eddy's brother tells him that when Edd attempted to stand up for Eddy, right after he beats up Edd while using Eddy as a club.

    Eddy 
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Voiced by: (English) Tony Sampson
Voiced by: (Latin America) Ricardo Mendoza (Season 1-3), Óscar Flores (Season 4-6 and Movie)

The self-styled leader of the Eds, whose height seems to be inversely proportional to his ego. Pursues his schemes with a determination that borders on stubbornness, and which would be admirable if he wasn't such a penny-pinching weasel most of the time.

Warning: MASSIVE SPOILERS from the finale ahead. Read with caution.


  • Acrofatic: He is slightly overweight, but he can move around with no effort. In fact, whenever the Eds are seen running, he's usually seen in front of them.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Eddy never seems to learn from his past mistakes. From continuing to overlook a flaw in his scams to ignoring Edd's warnings of what impending predicament may occur due to his impulse to taunting the likes of Kevin and Sarah despite the many beatings he (as well as the other two Eds) has received from them.
    • In "Once Bitten, Twice Ed", Eddy doesn't get the clue that the "Snag Ed, bring him home" scam didn't work after he saw it for himself fail twice. His response is not to scrap it altogether, but just keep tweaking it.
    • Deconstructed in The Movie where he finally learns that he didn't need to be a jerk just to be popular.
  • Afraid of Needles: In "This Won't Hurt an Ed" it turns out he's just as afraid of needles as Kevin is.
  • All Men Are Perverts:
    • He owns/owned a porn stash and has lots of used tissues under his bed.
    • He's terrified of the Kankers, yet in "1+1 = Ed", they see the Kankers in the bath and he sniggers and asks Ed if he "saw anything".
    • In his version of the story in "Once Upon An Ed", the other kids are all portrayed in an unflattering light, except for Nazz, who is in her bikini the whole time.
    • In "Knock Knock, Who's Ed?", Eddy pulls a bra out of Ed's mom's drawer and exclaims "Woo-hoo! PG-13!"
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Although Eddy usually falls under this trope with his friends, there are a lot of signs throughout the show that he is the only one that the kids really hate and how Ed and Edd would be liked more if they just stopped hanging out with Eddy. In the movie, his Freudian Excuse about his brother is revealed, and then he is forgiven and accepted by the kids along with his friends.
  • Allergic to Routine: Eddy gets bored easily, which may be another reason why he likes scamming so much.
  • Always Someone Better: This is how he views Kevin sometimes, which motivates him to challenge Kevin, but Eddy usually loses. Same goes for his brother—evil or not, Eddy knows he can never be as cool as his brother.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: His Attention Whore and Narcissist tendencies often border on showing signs of mental disorder.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His main "negative" trait besides greed.
  • Angrish: Whenever particularly riled.
  • Animals Hate Him: Eddy states that he hates birds. In "Will Work for Ed", he got attacked by a rooster. Also, in "Sorry Wrong Ed", he got trampled on by hippos. In "It Came From Outer Ed", crows were summoned by a curse made by Ed's "scam" which caused them to attack him and the other Eds.
  • Anti-Role Model: How Eddy's behavior is portrayed in most episodes, in contrast to Edd. He has too many flaws to count and, in fact, some fans noticed that he's guilty of all 7 of the Seven Deadly Sins. Justified because his own role model is his sociopathic older brother.
  • Anti-Hero: Ends as a "Woobie Anti-Villain" type, after his Freudian Excuse is revealed. invoked
  • Arch-Enemy: Kevin and Sarah. They reconcile in the Movie.
  • Attention Whore: If the scheme isn't about money or revenge it'll be about drawing attention to himself.
  • Bad Boss: Although he's The Leader and is very ambitious about his goals, he makes the least amount of effort in regards to making his scams with his fellow Eds, letting his own friends do most of the work, while he mostly just stands there watching them building their scams. Also. it's important to not forget that he often treats his own best friends like crap, whether he'd be talking trash about them, hurt them physically, or, in the worst cases, betray them.
  • Be Yourself: In The Movie, Eddy learned that he didn't have to act like a jerk like his brother to get people to like and respect him. He learned that in order to liked, he needed to be himself.
  • Berserk Button: It's really not hard to get Eddy wound up, but these in particular set him off:
    • Messing with his scams.
    • Making fun of his height.
    • He really hates clip shows, shown in The Good Ol' Ed (Though could be cause he was mainly presented with clips that had him getting seriously injured).
    • Damaging or messing with his Porn Stash.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: While his brother is in fact a sadistic bully who relentlessly tormented him, it's implied Eddy's lied about what a Cool Big Bro he was for so long that he's genuinely convinced himself as such, hence why in The Movie he was so eager to find his brother's place to protect him from the other cul-de-sac kids that he seemingly never considered the possibility that his brother would simply beat him up instead.
  • Big Brother Worship: He idolizes and worships his cool older brother. Deconstructed in The Movie, when it mostly comes down to fear and respect.
  • Big Eater: Not to Ed's level, but he does tend to eat a lot when there's food available. The pot belly came from somewhere, you know. In "1+1 Equals Ed", he actually ate the sun!
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: He acts like a narcissist, but it's shown in The Movie that he secretly hates himself. When Edd abandons him, he actually breaks down in tears and admits it:
    Eddy: FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault! (beat, then cue sobbing) Yeah, you heard me! A foul-up wannabe loser! (breaks down even more)
  • Big Fun: He likes to think he is.
  • Body Horror: Has his cheek stretched to the length of his body after the other kids dive into his mouth to fish for the jawbreakers he was hoarding in the comic "A Tree Grows in Ed".
  • Book Dumb: Eddy detests school and learning, which may be the reason.
  • Born Unlucky: A lot of his unfortunate mishaps are often brought on himself due to his arrogance and greed, but even in episodes where he hasn't done anything, he still gets a lot of slapstick, like in "Who's Minding The Ed?" Inverted in the earlier seasons, where he still constantly suffered slapstick despite his negative traits being a very small staple of his personality at the time.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In the episode "Homecooked Eds", while he cleans his furniture, he says "filthy filthy filthy" (one of Edd's catchphrases).
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He is one of the shortest kids and is selfish, greedy and egotistical.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does more than any other character.
    Eddy: What, and ruin the plot?
  • Break the Haughty: Played for Drama in the movie, as it shows that all of his failures have taken their toll on his self-esteem, and Edd abandoning him for a few moments was the last straw before he breaks down and admits that he is a suck-up loser, and then his meeting with his brother... invoked
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: "Brilliant" might be stretching it, but he's definitely more talented and intelligent than his shitty grades and slacker tendencies show.
  • Broken Bird: Once you know of the absolute hell he went through before the show and see how everyone else treats him, it can be a little hard to watch earlier episodes.
  • The Bully: Towards Jimmy sometimes, especially in "If It Smells Like an Ed" and "A Fistful of Ed". Sarah even has to shout at him to leave Jimmy alone occasionally. In later seasons, he also physically attacks his friends very often (Ed is stronger than him but never fights back), probably in an attempt to be like his brother.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In Little Ed Blue, when he pesters and insults the super-strong Ed while he's in a bad mood; he eventually gets sent flying into a tree for his troubles. You could also consider any time he disrespects/starts trouble with Rolf, Kevin, or Sarah as this as well. Though to be fair, considering how cruel those kids can be, it's somehow understandable that Eddy feels pressured to get revenge. Also, he has quite a remarkable pain tolerance. invoked
  • Bully Magnet: While he can be The Bully himself in his friend circle, Eddy has been cruelly picked on by the other kids in quite a few episodes, for his short height, middle name, a pimple, a bad school photo, etc. It happens to him more often than the other Eds (when they are not bullied as a group). He also has a violent Big Brother Bully but thankfully he doesn't live in his house anymore.
  • Cain and Abel: In The Movie, it's revealed in that Eddy had a big brother who always beats him up.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': He tends to suffer the worst of all Disproportionate Retribution for attempting to scam some kids out of their money, which they can easily ignore, but characters like Sarah and Kevin and Jimmy get off scot-free with their actions. He almost always receives punishment for his infractions.
  • Cartoon Juggling: He juggles a variety of items that Ed throws at him, from chairs to Double D, in order to entertain Sarah while babysitting. It goes fairly well until Ed throws him a cactus.
  • Casanova Wannabe:
    • He's always talking about where "chicks" hang out/what they like, but his attempts are often pretty unsuccessful. It doesn't help that he's gotten most of his dating ideas from an ancient dating tips book and several "magazines" left behind by his brother.
    • He opens a "Kiss the Hunk" stand in the Valentine's Day episode, making the excuse about the lack of girls as "they must be freshening up in the can!"
    • He puts up a "Win a Date with Eddy! Sign up here!" sheet when he learns about the school dance, but the only person who signs it is Ed.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Welcome To (fill in the blank)"
    • "My brother's a whiz at ____"
    • "Shut up, Ed"
    • "Ed, you idiot!"
    • "In your dreams"
    • "What's with you?"
    • "What 'are' ya?!"
    • Eddy also tends to shout "Mommy!" when he's about to endure some pain.
  • Catchphrase Insult: Tends to call Edd "Sockhead" or Ed "Monobrow" or "Lumpy". He also likes to call Kevin "Shovel chin".
  • Care-Bear Stare: In "Robbin' Ed", his Ray of Riches allows him to send dollar sign shaped energy beams at his enemies.
  • Characterization Marches On: The "greedy jerk" aspect of Eddy was much more toned down in the early episodes, where he was more jovial and lucid, and only slightly inconsiderate and manipulative to Ed and Edd rather than outright abusive. His manic temper and selfishness become more and more defining traits as seasons pass.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: He appears to only have three foot-long hairs coming out of the back of his head.
  • Character Tics: Whenever Eddy gets annoyed, disgusted, or just plain bored, his eyebrows connect.
    • He tends to rub the back of his neck when he's embarrassed or deep in thought.
  • The Chew Toy: Usually gets it worse than his friends. He constantly suffers from extreme slapstick, like being crushed by a tree.
  • Chronic Villainy: Eddy needs to scam people in order to stay remotely stable. In "Laugh Ed Laugh", he completely loses his mind when a chickenpox epidemic leaves him with no kids to fleece. It takes his love of money to snap him out of his funk.
  • Control Freak: Eddy feels the need to be in charge of everything and it annoys him endlessly whenever the cul-de-sac kids prefer to follow Kevin's leadership.
  • Cool Loser: In Season 1. While hated by the other kids, he was a great friend to Ed and Edd and was generally laid-back and street smart.
  • Cool Shades: A good number of episodes show that Eddy is fond of wearing sunglasses. The paler circles around his eyes also hints that he wears sunglasses quite frequently too.
  • The Corrupter: He managed to turn Jimmy into a scammer who is even better than he is in 'Ed in a Halfshell'. Eddy also tends to prompt Ed's meaner moments because Ed doesn't know any better than to just copy what Eddy does.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Just look at the way his brother has corrupted him.
  • Creative Sterility: Goes into retirement after completing every scam on the list in the comic "Retire Ed", and his only new idea after that was a way to punish Ed and Edd for bugging him to come out of retirement.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly towards Ed.
    Ed: You still got me, Eddy!
    Eddy: Boy, ain't I lucky.
  • Determinator: When he has his mind set to a goal, he refuses to give up, no matter how much punishment he has to take. A perfect example for this would be in the episode "The Good, The Bad, and The Ed."
  • Didn't Think This Through: His Fatal Flaw, alongside his greed. If there's something he wants right now, he'll do it without bothering to think of the consequences, such as relentlessly tormenting Kevin while he's grounded and can't retaliate, only to get his ass kicked when Kevin gets let off early, and convincing Ed to spend the money Sarah gave him to buy her fudge on jawbreakers instead, leading to a very pissed off Sarah out for their blood.
    • It comes to a head in The Movie. Eddy's entire plan for sparing himself and his friends the wrath of the other cul-de-sac kids hinged on locating his older brother's current residence so he could protect them from their pursuers. It's clear that he didn't account for the possibility that his brother would beat him up instead. Justified, because it's implied that Eddy had been lying so long about his brother being a Cool Big Bro that he started to believe it himself, and he went to him out of desperation because he and his friends were running for their lives.
  • Dirty Kid: He owns/owned a porn stash, keeps used tissues under his bed, and seems to have the perverted mindset and sense of humor of a Hormone-Addled Teenager (despite being a boy in his pre-teens). This is somewhat justified given his age and the maturity of his peers, and especially gaining a knowledge of adult culture from his older brother.
  • Disco Dan: His room looks like it never left the 1970s. He also owns several polyester leisure suits he wears on occasion.
  • Disguised in Drag:
    • Dresses up as a fairy in "Tinker Ed".
    • He dresses up as Sarah and Nazz in 'Stiff Upper Ed'.
    • Sports a yellow 1950's style dress and a big brown wig tied back with a sock in the comic "Sugar, Spice and Ed".
    • Disguises himself as a female student named "Suzette" in "Pick an Ed".
  • Distressed Dude: In the movie, Eddy ends up suffering Domestic Abuse in the hands of his evil older brother, who had no intention on stopping his attacks on Eddy. So the Eds and the Kids had to bury the hatchet and save Eddy. It's Ed who ends up saving Eddy in the end.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Often self-inflicted; more often than not, Eddy's a Jerkass who believes he deserves more respect than he gets. For example, in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ed", Eddy insults the Urban Rangers out of pettiness and feeding his own ego, and competes against Rolf in a series of gruellingly violent tests in order to receive the most coveted badge of the Urban Rangers, which he intended to use to further mock them. However, while Eddy surprisingly doesn't yell in pain, complain, or quit during any of it, he ultimately passes out only 1 second before Rolf, and his loss is mocked by receiving the "cry-baby boohoo badge", an achievement he initially intended to "rub in their faces" till he learned what it was.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Pipsqueak" by his brother.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Eddy sometimes gets annoyed by other people's idiotic behavior around him, especially Ed's. On occasion, though, Eddy seems to be amused by Ed's idiotic antics (as long as they don't ruin one of his plans).
  • Entitled Bastard: Primarily in the Christmas Special, where he says "Christmas is the time your parents are supposed to get you everything you want!" You know, ignoring the matter of whether or not they're financially able to.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Implied, his cry for help is usually him yelling out for his mother.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's on good terms with his grandfather.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In one episode, he plays a prank with Ed by dropping spoonfuls of yogurt from a makeshift building imitating bird leavings. When Ed gets too excited and drops an anvil, Eddy reprimands him and is seriously concerned he might actually hurt someone.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Aside from Lee Kanker, it's more of a case of only the guys want him, given the Ho Yay moments he has with Ed and Edd.
  • Evil Mentor: To Jimmy in "Ed in a Halfshell". He tries to make Jimmy a scammer like himself. It works too well, as Jimmy uses this knowledge against the Eds in "If it Smells Like an Ed".
  • Extreme Doormat: It’s not to the same extent as Ed or Edd, but he almost never fights back when one of the Cul-de-Sac kids beat him and his friends up. He’s especially this to his brother in the Grand Finale.
    • He also becomes one near the end of "Stiff Upper Ed" in order to please Jimmy and Sarah.
  • The Face: He's the most socially adept of the Eds considering Ed is wild and Lethally Stupid, while Edd is persnickety and shy. He's also the one who does most of the talking and manages to consistently woo the kids to try out the Eds' scams.
  • Fat Bastard: Downplayed. He's not really fat, just rather short and chubby, and also a greedy obnoxious Jerkass.
  • Fat Best Friend: To Ed and Double D.
  • Fat Idiot: Subverted. He tends to fail at school...but that's due to laziness rather than actual stupidity, since Eddy is shown to be quite clever at times.
  • Fatal Flaw: Greed, the trait that often causes Eddy to drag his friends into big trouble.
  • Foil: Eddy is much less friendly than his friends are. While Ed is rather unintelligent and Edd is typically not a person to want to scam others, Eddy is rather cunning and is always looking for an opportunity for money.
  • Freudian Excuse: As is revealed in the movie. His older brother, beyond being an unpleasant and demeaning bully, was clearly not a good influence on him.
  • Guilt by Association Gag: When Ed turned the school's pool into gravy Eddy got a detention. Unlike Double D it's usually played for laughs that Eddy is held accountable for Ed's mistakes.
  • Greed: Eddy is very greedy when it comes to money and jawbreakers, and it got worse with each season.
    • In "Laugh Ed Laugh", Eddy actually goes insane from withdrawal because a chickenpox epidemic leaves him no kids to scam. Double D and Ed have to exploit his love of money (namely luring him into a shed with lots of fake money in it) in order to snap him out of it. Strangely, this aspect of him never came up again until mid-Season 2.
    • Rolf & Jimmy even exploit this in "Here's Mud In Your Ed" by tricking Eddy into giving away all his personal possessions for an exchange for a fraudulent money tree seed.
  • Grumpy Bear: Unless he has a scam going on he is usually in a bad mood (although not ALL the time), and he doesn't share Double D's patience to his friend's idiotic moments.
  • Guttural Growler: He has a very gruff voice indeed.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Almost as short-tempered as Sarah.
  • Hates Being Touched: Most certainly due to his brother. (Though getting pummeled repeatedly by Kevin and molested by the Kankers probably didn't help.) His narcissism is also part of the Running Gag about touching his face in particular.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The film is basically a Jerk-to-Nice-Guy Plot where Eddy eventually admits his mistakes and redeems himself.
  • Height Angst: "A Pinch to Grow an Ed" is dedicated to Eddy's unhappiness with his height. It doesn't help that Kevin and Rolf ridicule him for his height.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: He seems very disappointed when Kevin takes the "sweet jacket" he begins wearing in "A Fistful of Ed" off him after Jimmy beats up Double D, even going so far as to chastise Double D for losing the fight.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He comes off as pretty Book Dumb, but he occasionally makes references to people/events you wouldn't expect him to be aware of, like calling Double D "Rembrandt" when printing fake dollars. Plus, his scams are sometimes quite clever.
    • In The Movie it's revealed in that he was picked on rather cruelly as a kid by his big brother. Hence, the reason behind his behavior throughout the show in the first place.
  • Honest John's Dealership: More like an Honest John in training.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's reckless and impulsive to ridiculous levels.
  • Humiliation Conga: He goes through this in "An Ed Is Born" when he tries to make a home movie.
  • The Hyena: He often finds something amusing and isn't afraid to show it.
  • Hypocrite: In "Little Ed Blue", as Kevin complains he doesn't like the Eds' no-budget and poorly filmed homemade movie "The Hunt for Ed-osaurus", Eddy crams a whole bag of popcorn up his mouth. Sarah screams she wants free popcorn. Eddy complains "What do I look like? Some popcorn fairy?"
  • Hypocritical Humor: In "Ed Overboard", he accuses the Urban Rangers of being "so full of themselves".
  • I Am Big Boned: He takes offense to Ed proclaiming he "weighs a lot", claiming, "I ate a big breakfast, so what?!"
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied in the show, made explicit in The Movie. Despite the fact he is a megalomaniac con-artist, it's actually just an act as he thought if he acted like his older brother, people would like him, when it actually has the opposite effect, although he does eventually realize this.
  • I Lied: In the movie, he admits he made up most of what he said about his brother in an effort to be cool.
  • I Want My Mommy!: He sometimes shouts "Mommy!" if he's in a lot of pain/about to receive a lot of pain.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He's revealed to have this at the end of The Movie. There were hints given throughout the series that he might not feel as awesome as he claims himself to be, however; and it turns out that his Jerkass tendencies and high opinion of himself were a mere facade to cover up a nasty Inferiority Complex. You can thank his brother for that.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Look at Eddy, then look at his voice actor, Tony Sampson. According to Matt Hill and Samuel Vincent (Ed and Edd's voice actors), Tony even acts like Eddy!
  • It's All About Me: In later seasons, especially.
    Eddy: I'm the Peach Creek Clobberer, I'm the best mascot you've seen! Forget about this old dope, he's just a has been!
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: He considers himself one in the Tight End Ed episode. The reality is a bit different.
  • Jaded Washout: In the show, he seems ridiculously overconfident—but in the movie, it's revealed that he actually doesn't think all that highly of himself and is also fully aware of what people really think of him.
  • Jerkass: He's loud, obnoxious, arrogant, scams his peers and likes to think that he's better than everyone else. He can also be quite the bully towards his friends and Jimmy. He reveals in the movie that he was only acting like a jerk because he thought he'd be cool if he acted like his brother. This is Truth in Television, as some victims, especially children, are prone to taking up the traits of their abusers, whether they know it (or even like it) or not.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his Jerkass tendencies, he actually does manage to rightly call out others for their own stupid/Jerkass behavior.
    • When Ed goes out of control in "The Day the Ed Stood Still" because of his overactive imagination, Double D tries to pin the blame on Eddy even though he had little to no control of the situation. Eddy defends himself by rightfully pointing that it was Double D's idea to create the monster suit for Ed in the first place, not to mention Double D himself should've been aware of Ed's wild imagination to begin with.
    • He brings a good point to Ed with how unhealthy the latter's relationship with Sarah is, with Ed doing everything for his sister, while Sarah gives him nothing but abuse.
    • He makes up the lie about the "Mucky Boys" to Kevin to avoid getting punishment from him. When Edd calls him out for this, Eddy notes that if he told Kevin the truth, Kevin will just beat the Eds up.
    • When Edd asks them why he is always the only one working on the assignment Eddy points out that if he and Ed did help, Edd's grade average would lower which Double D would never allow.
    • In "Truth Or Ed," when looking over the school newspaper, Eddy obnoxiously says that scandal sells. Given how people sometimes like to pay attention to scandalous things, he's actually right.
    • In "It Came From Outer Ed", Eddy is reluctant to go along with Ed's scam until Double D guilt-trips him into it. His skepticism of Ed's competence proves well-founded, as it turns out Ed was just planning to reenact a curse from a comic book he read. After everything, naturally, goes to hell and a hand-basket, he rightly berates Double D for encouraging Ed's behavior against his better judgment.
    • In "Run Ed Run", when Edd chides Eddy for encouraging Ed to sacrifice himself to the Kanker sisters to return them their Ship-Inna-Bottle, Eddy retorts that it was Ed taking the bottle in the first place that prompted the Kankers to go on a rampage in the cul-de-sac and break into Edd's house.
    • When Edd enlists the Urban Rangers to rescue Ed in "Ed Overboard," Eddy calls them out for only being interested in saving Ed for a "Freeing of the Fool" medallion.
    • During "Urban Ed" he chastises Ed for dropping an anvil during their "pigeon droppings" prank, telling Ed "You're gonna hurt somebody! This ain’t a cartoon!"
    • In the movie, Double D hits his Rage Breaking Point and angrily lashes out at Eddy for his irresponsibility, pride and never listening to him. Eddy fires back at Double D, however, pointing out that for all his supposed moral high ground, he still goes along with Eddy's schemes even against his better judgement and he's the one who built the machine that triggered the Noodle Incident that got them chased out of the cul-de-sac in the first place. It becomes a case of Both Sides Have a Point when Double D disputes that they wouldn't have been chased out of town had Eddy bothered to pay attention to him when he warned Eddy against pushing the red button that caused the whole scam to go haywire.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's there. It's deep down and hidden under several layers of Napoleon Complex, emotional instability, and years of domestic abuse by his brother but really, all he wants is friends. It mostly shows itself in the movie but the last 11 minute episode lets him show it a little too, when he actually stands up to the Kankers for Double D and manages to shout them down, then shares hotdogs with Ed and Double D, asking if everyone is happy now.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Can be this for much of seasons 4 and 5. In one scene of "Boom Boom Out Goes the Ed", Double D is seemingly dead underground. Ed is in tears, while Eddy at first seems sad but but soon reveals himself to be happy because "I STILL GOT CASH MONEY!" without even caring about his friend presumably being dead. This is practically deconstructed in the movie with the quicksand prank, which forces him to confront his insensitivity.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Eddy sometimes makes attempts to excuse his jerkass behavior to others as a "joke." For example:
  • Kick the Dog: Post Flanderization. He does this almost every time someone tries to be nice to him. Deconstructed in The Movie where the kids, even Edd, have enough of this.
  • Large Ham: He gets louder and hammier with each season.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While the Eds as a group suffer this, Eddy alone has suffered this in certain episodes. "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?" is an egregious example, where Eddy used his friends as human piñatas for his scam to pay Sarah back (he actually tried to keep the money he was supposed to pay her back with). Edd has finally had enough of Eddy taking advantage of him and Ed, and Eddy himself ends up getting the same treatment he gave his friends. What's more is that the price is only a penny every turn, which prolongs the deserved pain Eddy suffers in the end.
  • Lazy Bum: If there's work to be done, you can bet Eddy will gladly let the other two Eds do it while he sips a drink. Although somewhat downplayed as more often than not, he will step in and do some legwork when he feels like it.
  • The Leader: Of the Eds. The "Mastermind" type or the "Headstrong" type.
  • Lost Voice Plot: In "Button Yer Ed", Eddy loses his voice due to a fly getting stuck in his throat, only allowing him to make wheezing, squeaky noises. He is frustrated when other people do not know what he's saying.
  • Lovable Rogue: Pre-Flanderization. He can be really smooth and nice to his friends every now and then despite running a scam.
  • Made of Iron: Eddy has an incredibly high recovery rate from any injury. While Edd can easily be rendered unconscious and Ed generally No Sells anything thrown at him, Eddy is affected by his injuries but can shake them off in seconds.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Shows tendencies of this in several episodes like "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed and "All Eds Are Off". In "Ed in a Halfshell" he even tries to make Jimmy a manipulative scammer like himself. He succeeds.
  • Manly Tears:
    • In "Momma's Little Ed", he tears up when he sees that Ed is upset about Edd getting kicked out.
    • In The Movie, combined with Broken Tears. First, he cries when admitting that everything was his fault. Also, when Ed defeats his brother and he admits that he had made up everything he had ever said about his brother.
  • The McCoy: He's extremely the most impulsive of the Eds, being very ambitious about his goals from the show, whether it'd be scamming others to earn money, or trying to fit himself in to the Kids.
  • The Millstone: While all of the Eds tends to screw things up, Eddy is the worst at it. Many of the Eds' failures come from Eddy's impatience, arrogance, and greed taking the scam far beyond their capabilities. Many of the scams would actually be legitimate business ventures if not for him trying to be dishonest, and there were several times when Eddy's ideas would have been highly successful if he wasn't so obsessed with making as much money as possible.
  • Misery Builds Character: He's at least twice stated that he believes suffering traumatic events promote bravery. The first episode literally has him say "A little early childhood trauma builds character", and in the episode where Ed and Jimmy become friends, when Double D opposes playing dodgeball on account of it holding no educational value, Eddy corrects him by stating that it "builds character".
  • Money Fetish: Although his main goal is to get jawbreakers, he's very obsessed with money and always dreams or talks about becoming rich.
  • Moral Myopia: Eddy is completely fine with scamming and being a jerkass to others. When others do the same thing to him, however, he gets upset.
    • In "Here's Mud In Your Ed," Eddy tricks Jimmy out of his money by making an amusement park appear real, but it turned out to be an abandoned alley. When Jimmy and Rolf team up and (successfully) get revenge on him by scamming him, he gets angry and plays the victim.
    • In "If It Smells Like An Ed," Eddy acts like a jerk towards Jimmy by giving him a wedgie. In retaliation, Jimmy frames all 3 Eds. Eddy gets angry at Jimmy for acting like a jerk towards him after the latter reveals himself as the perpetrator.
  • Mugging the Monster: Does this to Jimmy in "A Fistful Of Ed" by taunting him and throwing hot dogs at him, unaware of how dangerous Jimmy can be when he gets angry. Jimmy does eventually get angry, and beats up Edd instead.
  • The Napoleon: He's hot-tempered and aggressive as well as one of the shortest characters on the show.
  • Narcissist: He acts like this throughout the series. Deconstructed in the movie, when his narcissism is revealed to be a facade, since he admits he doesn't think all that highly of himself.
  • Never My Fault: Eddy loves to see himself as a victim and likes to blame other people for his actions. Examples include:
    • In "For Your Ed Only", Eddy blames Edd for getting him and the other two Eds caught by Sarah after she discovers that they have her diary, completely ignoring the fact that Eddy stole the diary in the first place.
    • In "From Here To Ed", Eddy blames Edd for their failed attempt to get back at Kevin after the latter (unintentionally) ruined the Eds' scam.
    • In "Dueling Eds," Eddy drives Rolf into depression when he throws one of his sea cucumber balls at the fence, shaming him. When Edd and Ed nag him to apologise to Rolf, Eddy insists he didn't do anything.
    • In "If It Smells Like an Ed," after Jimmy reveals himself as the perpetrator, Eddy plays the victim card and demands that Jimmy sets him free. He ignores the fact that that had he not given Jimmy a wedgie, him and the other Eds wouldn't have been in that situation.
    • In "Here's Mud In Your Ed," after finding out that Rolf and Jimmy scammed him, he again plays the victim card, ignoring the fact that he scammed Jimmy first.
    • Finally averted in the movie, where he finally admits that everything is his fault.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It's usually his fault that the Eds always get punished by the kids, although he always refuses to admit it and plays the victim instead. Finally deconstructed in The Movie where he breaks down from the pressure of constant failures and admits that he's a "foul, wannabe loser".
  • The Nicknamer: He often comes up with nicknames for many of the characters including Edd (Sockhead), Ed (Monobrow, Lumpy, Lurch, Lummox), Kevin (Shovelchin, Kev), Jonny (Baldy, Melonhead), Rolf (Stretch, Dracula, Rolfie-Boy), Jimmy (Curly Q) etc. His brother also does the same thing, calling the kids "Anklebiters" in the movie.
  • No Indoor Voice: Quite possibly the loudest character in the series, able to shout down even Sarah if pushed far enough. The other kids call him out on this, numerous times, even wagering a bet that he could go 24 hours without screaming in "All Eds Are Off".
  • No-Neck Chump: He provides the page image. Called this in "Pick an Ed" by somebody graffitiing the school wall. And it changes with each disguise. And Edd wrote each of them.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Despite the fact he Hates Being Touched, he does tend to get in people's faces a lot. And he often carries both Ed and Edd around by their collars or gets into wrestling matches with other kids.
  • Not a Morning Person: Despite his near-manic energy, he does not wake up well. In "It's Way Ed", he's shown to wreck alarm clock after alarm clock and it usually takes a few seconds for him to become fully fuctional. On top of that, he likes to sleep in on weekends.
  • Not So Different: Eddy has a lot in common with both his enemies.
    • He shares a few personality traits with Sarah, both of them being obnoxious, loudmouthed and a possessing a Hair-Trigger Temper. This would be why they argue so much.
    • While they hate each other, he and Kevin are probably the most similar characters in the series, personality-wise. The only notable difference is that Kevin is popular and Eddy is not.
    • He also has a lot in common with both of his friends.
      • He enjoys Ed's idiotic antics and frequently joins in on him, and he and Ed constantly think alike.
      • He, like Edd, is Enraged by Idiocy and is able to see past and show frustration towards the quirkier antics of the cul-de-sac.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • In the movie, Eddy acts like a Smug Snake when he reaches his brother's trailer, but when he actually makes an appearance, Eddy becomes very anxious and submissive around him, despite previously acting like he was going to bail him out. Similarly, in "Ed... Pass It On" he starts groveling when he sees who he thinks is his brother at the door.
    • Also in the movie, Eddy is known to blame others and never himself. So, when Edd reached his Rage Breaking Point where he would rather accept the beating from the livid kids of the Cul-De-Sac than to spend another second with "a so-called friend", Eddy's crying and finally accepting responsiblity prompted Edd to forgive him.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In "Dueling Eds", Tony Sampson's Canadian accent slips out when Eddy says "I'm sorry, okay?"
  • Overly Long Tongue: Not all the time, but it can stretch to absurd lengths. Sometimes it even trails behind him when he runs. As revealed in "Laugh Ed, Laugh", he can wear it on his head like a turban.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In the episode "Pick An Ed," Eddy goes undercover as a new student "Carl." Edd is the only one able to see through the disguise while Ed, unsurprisingly, doesn't. The disguise does fool the other kids, though. This is played more straight when Eddy disguises himself as a female student named "Suzette." Plank is able to see through the disguise and Kevin exposes the disguise at the near end.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He has his moments (especially in earlier seasons), such as getting a distraught Ed an animal to play with in "Who's Minding the Ed?" (which was actually Double D in a rabbit onesie, not that Ed noticed.)
    • He might not like Sarah or Jimmy, but in "The Eds Are Coming", he uses a mailbox to slingshot Jimmy into the yard to get Sarah when it looks like she's being attacked by aliens.
    • Despite hating sharing his space, he lets Double D stay over at his house after pranking him in "Momma's Little Ed".
    • In "Laugh, Ed, Laugh", he seemed genuinely concerned when Jonny (actually Ed in a mask, which fell off) "dropped his face" and offered to get him a new one.
    • In "Stop, Look, and Ed", he tries to keep Edd from getting attacked by the other kids after Edd gets them all in trouble with their parents even though Edd just got him into a lot of trouble as well. One would expect Eddy to leave anyone who did that to their fate but here he doesn't.
    • In "Read All About Ed", when the trio's newspaper delivery machine goes berserk with Ed still attached to it, Eddy runs after it and tries to save his friend.
    • In "May I Have This Ed?", when Ed's overactive imagination causes him to start wrecking Eddy's attic, Eddy ducks behind a large chest, then quickly grabs Edd and lets him use the barricade as well.
    • In "Out With The Old, In with the Ed," he was all too willing to humiliate himself just so he can remain in the same class as Ed and Edd.
    • He has stood up to the Kankers twice for Edd, once in "Hanky Panky Hullabaloo" and in "a Fistful of Ed".
    • In "May I Have This Ed", Eddy was trying to help Edd (and Ed) gain some confidence in talking to girls. He even seemed proud of Edd when the latter danced with Nazz, and rubbed it in Kevin's face. invoked
    • In the movie, keep a close eye on Eddy's face when he first hears Edd's voice when Edd starts to defend Eddy from his Bro. It is a look of sheer dread because he knows without a shadow of a doubt his brother is going to attack Edd now.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's one of the shortest members of the cast but he can lift a lot for a guy his size and age. Nowhere near Ed, Sarah or Rolf's level, but he can apparently carry quite a large amount if he wants to.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Gets accused of this in "Once Bitten, Twice Ed" because his first two scams involved animal crueltynote  and mutant abusenote . Him not truly learning his lesson since then doesn't help his reputation with the kids at all.
  • Porn Stash: Eddy is implied to have one, or have had one, in "The Luck of the Ed". He seems to found it at the end of "It Came From Outer Ed."
  • The Prankster: As revealed in "Fool on the Ed" where he easily pranks Ed and Edd, and brags about how he is the king of pranks. In "Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Ed", Eddy tricks Ed into thinking that Edd is a lizard man who is turning the Kids into animal-human hybrids. He and Ed frequently prank Edd like in "Momma's Little Ed", "My Fair Ed", "A Case of Ed" and the movie (Edd gets understandably upset by this, since being victim of mean pranks is one of his Berserk Buttons and in the movie this is played very seriously). He seems to get this from his brother, who manages to prank the Eds in a few episodes despite not even being physically present.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: A rare young male example of this, such as when an ice cream cart plummets in his direction in "Sorry, Wrong Ed".
  • Rabble Rouser: Has been described as such by both creator Danny Antonucci and voice actor Tony Sampson, though he doesn't stir up mobs so much as he just simply tries to stir up a little excitement within the cul-de-sac, particularly when it pertains to whatever Zany Scheme he's cooked up for him, Ed, and Double D.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: During the film, when Double D is delivering his own speech to Eddy, Eddy finally calls Double D out on his Holier Than Thou attitude and his Never My Fault reasoning that for all smarts, his inventions always fail and he still takes part in all the scams despite his moral high ground.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Eddy zig-zags this trope. He doesn't like being hugged or touched. He also showed discomfort when Edd hugged him, causing their faces to be touching. On the other hand, he had no problem with Nazz kissing him at the end of the movie.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Edd's blue. However, when it comes to his brother, he's the Blue Oni.
  • Redemption Quest: The movie serves this purpose, showing that he actually does care about his friends and that his jerkass tendencies were because of a misguided effort to be like his brother in the hopes it would make him popular with the other kids. Once the illusion falls off and he admits to the others (and a good bit to himself) as much, he's forgiven and the ending shows that he's turned over a new leaf and is finally accepted by the kids.
  • Rise of Zitboy: In "X Marks the Ed", he develops a huge pimple on his head. And it keeps growing as long as Eddy continues to get stressed about it.
  • Running Gag:
    • His lack of a neck.
    • His flat head. Rolf even rests a teacup on it in one episode.
  • Sanity Slippage: If he doesn't have anybody around to scam, he starts to go crazy and insane, as seen in "Laugh Ed Laugh".
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Sometimes he takes Edd's sarcastic remarks as comments rather than insults or jokes.
  • Schemer: His defining trait. He provides the trope's page quote.
  • Serious Business:
    • Has tendencies of this when his scams are ruined.
    • He takes being "manly" rather seriously.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Unlike most characters who are guilty of just one or a few of them, Eddy is the embodiment of all seven: He will do anything for money and material gain (Greed is his main flaw), he's envious because he hates it when someone has something he wants, and he usually covets other's fortunes (Envy), he's the most impatient and short-tempered character on the show (Wrath), is a Casanova Wannabe and in his ideal world, Nazz always wears a bikini (Lust), he's a proud Narcissist who thinks very high of himself (Pride), even if the scams are his ideas, he's a Lazy Bum who makes his friends do all the work and is also a slacker at school (Sloth), and he tends to eat a lot when there's food available (Gluttony is less obvious, but it still applies to him).
  • Ship Tease: With Edd (especially in The Movie), Ed, Nazz, and Lee. There's a bit of it with Sarah, at least in the boomerang episode.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Kevin, and the Urban Rangers past Season 2. He also hates Lemon Brook.
  • Skewed Priorities: Most of the time. He usually cares about his scams and getting money and jawbreakers over the health and safety of his friends and the kids he scams.
    • His reaction to there being "aliens" in the cul-de-sac?
      Eddy: I'M GONNA BE SUPER RICH!!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Very much so (though it's later Deconstructed in the movie, see Jaded Washout above).
    Eddy: I was born to fleece, Double D. Do you know who I think I am?
    Edd: Unfortunately, yes.
  • Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter: In "Sorry, Wrong Ed", after he got rid of the cursed telephone he still kept provoking the curse and kept suffering because of it.
  • Smug Smiler: When being a Smug Snake, otherwise he is a Perpetual Frowner.
  • Smug Snake: A slimeball schemer for the most part. However, it's revealed that this is just an act due to him being bullied by his big brother.
  • So Proud of You: When he makes Jimmy his apprentice, when the latter becomes a Superior Successor in the end, he can't help but be proud.
  • Sore Loser: When Eddy loses the election in “For the Ed, By The Ed,” he angrily tries to demand a recount. He ignores the fact that even if there was a recount, the results would still be the same.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Eddy is revealed to be this in The Movie. He acts like a total bastard, treating everyone like crap (even his own friends) and doing everything to get as much money as he can. However, it's all an act, only acting like his older brother (who abused him physically and emotionally) to be popular and hiding his own pain and suffering. Everyone in the show found this in horror, and his admission and regret of all his mistakes leads him (and the other Eds) to be accepted by the other kids.
  • Stepford Smiler: He seems confident and manly, but it's shown that it's was all a mask to hide the inferiority complex he got from his brother's abuse. A mask he made in naive belief that he would be popular if he acted like he did.
  • Stonewall: He has a massive amount of pain tolerance. Justified because his brother used to practically torture him growing up, and, karma being a bitch, having enough pain tolerance to hold onto the nearby door is part of what allows the Eds to beat up his brother.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks a lot like a younger version of his brother only much shorter and without a big chin or goatee. He also apparently greatly resembles his grandfather as seen by his reaction to seeing his elderly self in the mirror.
  • Super Strength: Not to the extent that Ed has, but he has shown to have a surprising amount of strength when angry. He is easily able to carry Ed and use him as a weapon when mad, but the biggest example was in Fa-La-La-La-Ed when he tears a stump out of the ground when he noticed that his bag of jawbreakers was missing.
  • Tantrum Throwing: At the end of 'Ed, Ed and Away', after Sarah and Jimmy manage to pop the balloon the Eds were chasing.
  • Tasty Gold: Eddy bites into a quarter he gets from Kevin. He gets splinters on his tongue.
    Eddy: Your wooden money's no good here, Pecos Kev!
  • Team Dad: To the other Eds. Funnily enough, he also pulls this on Jimmy sometimes, even if it's usually for manipulative purposes like, "Ed in a Halfshell".
  • Tearful Smile: In The Movie, after Edd makes up with him. Then also by the end of the movie where Edd says that he has learned his lesson.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He usually gets the worst of the punishments, even compared to his friends. However, "Is There an Ed in the House?" ends with Ed and Edd in pain while Eddy is fine. In "A Fistful of Ed", he's is one of the few characters who never get hurt, while Ed and Edd suffer a lot of slapstick pain, like several of the kids.
  • This Means War!: Eddy declares this to Kevin when the big-chinned guy accidentally ruins his scam.
    Eddy: That's it! Run! Hide! But I hope you're a light sleeper, 'cause I'll be all over you like a bad itch! It's war, I tell you!
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to Lee's Huge Girl.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: The attention whore type.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Despite being The Leader, he's the most devious and anti-Heroic of the Eds.
  • Tongue-Tied: Eddy is this when he's around Nazz.
    Kevin: What's the matter, dork? Can't talk to girls?
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Eddy over time becomes more abusive to his friends and completely self-absorbed. This is reversed in The Movie, as while he abuses his friends, particularly Edd, he faces the consequences of his actions.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Inverted; in The Movie he reveals that the only reason he behaved like such an asshole is because he thought it would be cool to act like his brother, ultimately revealing that most of his mean streak was not genuine and probably wouldn't have happened had his brother not been such a bullying monster.
  • Totally Radical: Eddy speaks in classic 90's jargon with an emphasize on giving nicknames, various pop-culture references, and smooth-talking "cool guy" tones. It's implied he does so to emulate his brother, as he stops doing so when coming clean about his insecurities.
  • Toxic Friend Influence:
    • He generally tends to be this for Ed and Edd by default, as it's been shown a couple times that the other kids can tolerate Ed's idiocy and enjoy being around Edd despite his awkwardness, but Eddy always trying to rally them around to scam people tends to sour their reputation despite being good kids otherwise. If it weren't for Eddy, the other two might not be as big of outcasts as they are now.
    • He's especially this to Ed. Though he's generally a Nice Guy Ed has been known to help Eddy with his unsavory acts, usually either because he wants to impress Eddy or because he's too stupid to know any better.
    • Downplayed when it comes to Edd who usually tries to be The Conscience but still goes along with Eddy's scams. Even when Edd does refuse to participate in whatever scheme Eddy devises, Eddy tries in every way to blackmail him into reconsidering his decision.
    • He became this for Jimmy when he decided he'd mentor him about how to be just like him. It worked alright, and Eddy got scammed himself by Jimmy and probably was the reason why Jimmy developed a more cunning and malevolent edge to his retaliations in future episodes.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Aside from jawbreakers, he's got a particular fondness for omelettes.
  • Tragic Villain: While Eddy's more of a tragic Jerkass, subverted. He realized the errors of his ways and was able to redeem himself.
  • Triple Nipple: Eddy claims that Ed has three nipples (like that guy from James Bond) to prevent Nazz from discovering that they are naked in her pool.
  • The Unapologetic: Eddy has issues apologizing when he's wrong. A good example is the episode "Dueling Eds," when he had issues apologizing to Rolf for (unintentionally) hurting his feelings.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: No use trying to help him, he just won't listen.
    • In "Your Ed Here," he was humiliated by the kids when Kevin exposes his Embarrassing Middle Name. Later Edd tries to console him and reveals to Eddy his own Embarrassing Middle Name. Eddy thanks him by doing the exact same thing that Kevin did to him, yelling Edd's middle name to everyone so that the kids can make fun of Edd instead.
    • In the infamous episode "If It Smells Like An Ed," he acts like this towards Jimmy. When Jimmy invites him to his Friendship Day party (and normally, Jimmy never invites the Eds to his parties), Eddy responds by wedging him and reducing him to tears.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: On the show he always has bad things happening to him, but more often than not he deserves it. Subverted in The Movie where his abuse is Played for Drama.
  • Villain Protagonist: While not nearly as evil as most of the examples, he's still a cynical con artist who will do every dirty trick in the book for money. Including stealing Christmas presents from children. He has his reasons, but still.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Aside from his voice crack, Eddy has the voice of an adult when he's not shouting. And one of a big a big, middled aged adult too.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the Kung Shu commercial and earlier episodes of season one and two, Eddy's voice sounds higher and more pubescent like a teens, going through a voice crack. Mid season two, the voice stays completely cracky.
  • Voice Changeling: He does a spot on vocal impression of Edd in "Mirror, Mirror, On The Ed" and does good impressions of Nazz, Kevin, Sarah and Jimmy in "Stiff Upper Ed".
  • When He Smiles: It's rare, but when he actually does a genuine smile for whatever reason, it's actually rather nice. Especially since it's rare seeing Eddy be sincere or happy about anything.
  • With Friends Like These...: In the later seasons, it's pretty obvious that he's a less-than-loyal friend to Ed and Double D. This thankfully gets reversed in the Movie.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Zigzagged - he does attack the Kankers in the Valentine's Day episode, but this is the only time he ever fights back against them. However, Nazz punches him in the face in one episode, knocking out several teeth, and he doesn't retaliate (though this may be because of his crush on her), and generally Sarah attacks him without Eddy hitting back, though he did fight her and Jimmy over a balloon he wanted to pop and won, it's depicted as petty wrestling rather than a serious fight (and if it had been, Sarah would have won, hands down).
  • Young Entrepreneur: Tries very hard to be this in order to get jawbreakers. However, each failure brings him closer and closer to the Despair Event Horizon until Edd leaves him and he epically snaps. Then his brother shows up and everything goes to hell from there. invoked


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