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From left to right: Wilt, Cheese, Coco, Frankie, Berry, Eduardo, Mac, Bloo, Madame Foster, Ivan, Mr. Herriman, and Uncle Pockets (Goo is holding the camera).
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Protagonists

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    Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo 

    Mac 

Voiced by: Sean Marquette

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One of the two main protagonists of the show. A creative, smart, and very warm-hearted 8-year old. Bloo is his imaginary friend and his complete polar opposite, though they've been as close as can be their entire lives despite their differences.
  • Absentee Actor: "Pranks for Nothing" was the only episode where Mac did not appear.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Despite the fact that he's only 8, all of the main cast relies on him for advice and planning. He lampshades it frequently.
  • Author Avatar: Craig McCracken based Mac on himself as a child. His family actually noted on it.
  • All-Loving Hero: He's friendly and compassionate with just about everyone. The only exceptions are his brother Terrance, Duchess, and Berry.
  • Ax-Crazy: Usually, no. But Mac's personality goes from a very Nice Guy to completely psychotic if he gets even the smallest amount of sugar.
  • Badass Adorable: He doesn't "fight" often, but when he does...
  • Big Eater: Only when it comes to sugar. Just one small amount of it will drive him into a frenzy of devouring anything sweet he can find.
  • Birthday Hater: With a twist; Bloo giving him surprise partys on almost any day except the actual day of his birthday (with one exception), he's grown something of a hatred towards them. It's mainly because he's put in embarrassing situations.
  • Break the Cutie: If Bloo is separated from him. Even if Bloo causes his most woobie-ish moments, he becomes an even bigger woobie.
  • Cain and Abel: He's the unfortunate Abel to his brother Terrence's Cain.
  • Captain Ersatz: Mac is already pretty similar to Linus Van Pelt, being an introverted Adorably Precocious Child who wears red, but then you remember that Bloo is basically a living Security Blanket that he gets guff for still hanging on to!
  • Characterization Marches On: In the season 1 episode "World Wide Wabbit", Mac is seen at one point eating cookies, but it's later revealed in season 2 that should he eat sugar, he becomes a crazy lunatic. Those cookies were possibly sugar-free, but still, makes you wonder...
  • Cheerful Child: Even if something does get him down, it never keeps him down for very long.
  • Child Prodigy: For an 8-year-old boy, Mac is unusually perceptive, serious, smart and intelligent.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: The pervert part is implied, the chivalrous part is clear-as-day.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: The one who keeps Bloo in place.
  • The Conscience: For Bloo. Without Mac, Bloo would probably be a complete and total asshole.
  • Covert Pervert: He was very curious of the "Adults Only" movies Frankie kept in her room. All the same it could be sort of excused, since it doesn't have to prove he's actually perverted; any child would be curious of what the adults are hiding from them.
  • The Cutie: Mac is likable, sweet, and precocious.
  • Disappeared Dad: Mac's father is never mentioned. He just has his mom and big brother.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Terrence's foolish. Mac is a precocious 8-year-old who doesn't let the fact that he still owns an Imaginary Friend get in the way of his emotional maturity; Terrence is a Dumbass Teenage Son who bullies his little brother for no reason, takes the blame out on him, and cries to his mother over his own fault.
  • G-Rated Drug: NEVER give Mac sugar. Seriously. It also seems to be treated as a G-rated equivalent to alcohol by him, as in the episode where he hangs out with a new kid named Barry ( who later turns out to have been Berry in disguise), Mac goes to the ice cream parlor at night and orders large amounts of sugary ice cream to make him forget about his troubles.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His crush on Frankie.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Bloo. While the two often squabble a lot, they're best friends and would be nowhere without each other.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Most of the abuse he endures at the hands of his brother is done for comedy.
    Terrence: Wait, I just want to punch you!
  • Kiddie Kid: Or at least what his mom perceives him as. Mac is 8 years old and absolutely refuses to give up his imaginary friend despite his mother's advice.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: He's often one to keep Bloo's stability in line and prevent him from becoming an even bigger asshole.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Frankie's Masculine Girl. Mac is a bit overly nice and unable to conform to masculine stereotypes, while Frankie has a streak of condescending attitude and aggression thanks to the excessive bossiness of Mr. Herriman.
  • Morality Pet: He is the only living being that Bloo genuinely and consistently shows compassion and care for.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: While Mac said what he did (see Rage Breaking Point) because he was so steamed, he looked in the present Goo was about to give him. Turns out she fixed the backpack that was rendered unusable from a broken strap at the start of the episode. Needless to say, Mac realized he shouldn't have snapped and apologized to Goo.
  • Nice Guy: In contrast to his rude and selfish imaginary friend, Mac is a very kindhearted person.
  • Not So Above It All: Loads of times. Many episodes, particularly as the show went on, are built around him doing something more childish with Bloo and not being the voice of reason — or ironically applying his reason and wisdom to something immature. Imaginary friends also appear to take up the qualities of their creators, and he is the one who made Bloo in the first place. So in a way, it makes sense that he has a more chaotic part to his personality. He once got detention for shooting spitballs in class — a very Bloo-esque behavior — and when left in Foster's alone with Bloo, it's Mac who decides to go wild.
  • Only One Name: His family surname has never been revealed.
  • Only Sane Man: Despite only being 8 years old, Mac is probably the most moral person of the cast, in contrast to his best friend. This trope, however, is wonderfully averted if he eats too much sugar.
  • Out of Focus: Not in the show, but in the merchandise. Whenever merchandise of the series is released, expect Cheese to take his place (except for one shirt with both him and Cheese on it, and at least he did get a stuffed animal and figurine of himself).
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Rarely, but the show does still remind us that he's eight sometimes. For example, in "Camp Keep A Good Mac Down" he's his usual Wise Beyond Their Years self, basically being the only thing keeping the crumbling camping trip afloat — except for the scene where Eduardo tells him a scary story and he starts freaking out like a kid his age normally would.
  • The Pollyanna: What else can you call someone who's been able to stay optimistic despite the trouble that occurs at home, suffering from loneliness, and having a best friend who treats you like absolute crap?
  • Precocious Crush: His crush on Frankie.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Always on, a combination of the show's art style and the interesting shape of his head.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After getting barred from Foster's — and his only friend — because of Goo's antics and obliviousness, Mac decides he's had enough of her and lets loose everything he's thought about her in the past few days he's had to put up with her. Thankfully, he makes it up with a heart-to-heart talk and apologizing.
    Mac: "I don't like you! Don't you get it? Nobody likes you! You're annoying and weird and you talk too much, and Bloo's name is not Chester, Mr. Herriman is not a badger, that's not how you play checkers, and protein doesn't come from bananas, it comes from nuts, which you don't need to eat more of because you are nuts! You're chock full of nuts! You're so nuts, you drive me nuts! (Jumps in Goo's face) Get it? Get it? Get it? Get it? Get it? Get it? Get it?! Everybody thinks you're a nuisance and they all want you to just GO HOME!"
    Goo: (runs off in tears)
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Goo in "Go Goo Go". Results in My God, What Have I Done?.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Bloo's Red. Mac is rational and mature for his age, while Bloo is wild, hyperactive, and overconfident.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Goo's Energetic Girl. Mac is generally portrayed as having common sense if a bit idealistic himself, while Goo is basically his exaggerated female counterpart.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Bloo's Manly Man. Mac is the introverted and codependent little boy while Bloo is the Know-Nothing Know-It-All jerkass. He and Terrence also respectively play the same roles, as Mac flees at the first sight of Terrence's bullying and can hardly stand up for himself, while Terrence is downright spiteful and not hesitant to physically harm his little brother.
  • Series Continuity Error: In "The Big Squeeze" he's seen eating a large number of sugary foods with Bloo when the house is left abandoned (due to everyone not wanting Bloo to ruin their beach trip), yet he never goes into a sugar craze, and in fact suffers a Food Coma instead. Though it is possible that he simply was picking the sugar-free versions of the items he consumed (whipped cream, jelly, ice cream, etc).
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Says this regarding Goo.
  • Ship Tease: With Goo in "Go Goo Go". He held her hand to lead her out of Foster's, and she asked him slyly why he was doing that, which led many residents of Foster's to believe they were going steady, which Mac denies. This nearly gets Mac banned from Foster's since, as Frankie put it, "She only comes to see you and you won't tell her to leave." That episode was even called "The Dreamy Girlfriend" in Japan.
  • Shrinking Violet: Not quite as shy as most examples, but he's still a pretty introverted 8-year-old boy.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Taken to extremes with Terrence.
  • Straight Man: Mac is the voice of reason for Bloo.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Mac clearly takes after his mother, donning the same hair as her. From this it can be assumed that Terrence took after his and Mac's Disappeared Dad who presumably had black hair.
  • Squishy Wizard: In a world where a child's imagination can be given life, he's exceptional. But he's still exactly as strong as a little boy could be expected to be.
  • Stepford Smiler: In "Go Goo Go" when he has to tolerate Goo's antics, until he finally snaps. One could say he's Type A all the time, due to his depressive home life. However, it's not confirmed and it's debatable.
  • Sweet Tooth: He really likes sugar, but he can't eat it because he'll go on a raging bender.
  • This Means Warpaint: He dons warpaint on his face in "I Only Have Surprise For You" when he tries to sabotage his own surprise birthday party.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Bloo. Not in the pilot, but in the rest of the series.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice gets lower and somewhat scratchy after a while, due to his voice actor hitting puberty. This is very noticeable, especially when on the DVD Commentary for "Store Wars", you can hear him (the DVD came out during season five) talk against his higher voice in season one.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Most of the time he acts mature and responsible beyond his years, though he can act his age and be as childish as the rest of them Depending on the Writer.
  • Your Size May Vary: In some episodes, he's as tall as Bloo, but in others, he's taller. Justified, as he's 8 years old and was probably going through a few growth spurts.

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Main Characters

    Wilt 

Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

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Nothin' but net.
A lofty, one-armed imaginary friend who loves sports and tries his best to be nice to everyone and gain acceptance from his peers. Is that okay?
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Most of the other Friends take advantage of his kindness remorselessly. Downplayed, as they seem to like him just fine, they just can't resist making him do ridiculous things for them.
  • Apologises a Lot: One can say he's a bit too polite for comfort. A lot of his dialogue starts with "I'm sorry, but that is not okay!" or at least some variation of "I'm sorry, but...."
  • Berserk Button: Wilt is not a fan of height jokes.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He can be this to Eduardo. He was also this to his creator.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Of the three male imaginary friends, he's the Thin to Eduardo's Big and Bloo's Short.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Not even when reading them off of a cue card.
  • Catchphrase: "Is that okay?" and "Sorry!"
  • Chest Insignia: The number 1 on his torso.
  • Cool Big Bro: The best guy to have as a basketball buddy, but unfortunately his caring nature is exploited on one too many occasions. It's also implied that he was this at one time to Frankie due to his being markedly older than her (and on a few occasions, still is).
  • The Dog Bites Back: There are times where Wilt finally becomes courageous to snap at others taking advantage of his kindness, most notably towards Bloo in "Where There's a Wilt, There's a Way". However, he'll usually lose whatever spine he grew and revert back to his doormat-ness by the next week.
  • Extreme Doormat: The poor guy just can't say no to a request for help. Even if he does, it's after he's been pushed around too many times.
  • Eye Scream: Wilt's left eye doesn't work, the eyeball just rattles around, and he can't move the bent stalk like his right eye. It's established that he lost the eye in the same game he lost the arm. After the arm was crushed, the ball fell and struck his eye stalk, damaging it.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wilt is missing his left arm, and his left eye is small and deadened compared to his right.
  • Gentle Giant: He's very tall and also quite amiable.
  • Handicapped Badass: He might be missing an arm and an eye, but his basketball skills haven't taken a hit.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Wilt threw the basketball game in order to save his creator from being crushed under the rival imaginary friend. Wilt lost his arm, his left eye, and the game in the process of saving a life.
  • Lovable Jock: Basketball is his biggest passion in life, and he's one of the sweetest, nicest imaginary friends.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Wilt Chamberlain.
  • My Greatest Failure: Good Wilt Hunting reveals his greatest shame. Losing a basketball game with his creator, who at the time took it hard. Wilt felt so ashamed he ran away.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Is named after famous and famously tall Wilt Chamberlain, which refers to his love for basketball and being a Gentle Giant.
  • Nice Guy: Somewhat deconstructed; his niceness is constantly exploited.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In "Room With a Feud", when a basketball-themed room with high ceilings and a ten-feet long bed becomes available to anyone who wants it, he becomes cocky and selfish and competes against Eduardo, Coco, and Bloo for it. When Bloo tries to talk him out of it by telling him that if he takes it, it'll hurt his feelings, Wilt tells him he thought about that and decided he doesn't care. It is also revealed in that episode that in all the years Wilt's lived at Foster's, he's never had his own room.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even though 99% of the time he's fine with being childish and goofy like one of the kids, there are moments where he does stand his ground and reminds everyone, including the viewers, that he's one of the adults in the Foster's house.
  • Scars Are Forever: As a result of a Heroic Sacrifice he made when he and his creator were younger.

    Eduardo 

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

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It'll be okay, big guy...
A huge, furry imaginary friend who has an infantile mind and is scared of everything. Despite his anxiety issues, he's sweet as pie and will go out of his way to protect his friends through any means when he's pushed too far.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Of the three male imaginary friends, he's the Big to Wilt's Thin and Bloo's Short.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Occasionally, he uses Spanish words in his dialogue, and has a Hispanic accent. Understandable considering that his owner is Hispanic.
  • Berserk Button: Just don't mess with his friends... (or former owner) And while he may act like a crybaby, he does not like being treated like a baby.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Cowardly and soft though he may be, when pushed, Eduardo makes it very clear that he's one of the strongest characters in the show.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: He has a giant monobrow over his eyes.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He can be rather absentminded.
  • Cowardly Lion: Having a protector backfired. Instead of teasing her, the bullies started to attack Ed, who was too cowardly to defend himself, despite his looks.note  Ed's a natural cry-baby, and refuses to go into a situation unless someone's beside him or he's in a group, and even then he's not going to be happy.
  • Cuddle Bug: Gives (nearly bone-crushing) hugs to people he's worried about.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: And with his hugs come complaints of wanting to be let down.
  • Face of a Thug: He looks like a savage beast when he's anything but.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: He wears a black, studded belt with a menacing looking skull on it, yet he's a sweet and loving Gentle Giant.
  • Friend to All Living Things: "Land of the Flea" has him making friends with and becoming very protective over a large swarm of fleas that infest his fur.
  • Gentle Giant: His owner, now a grown police officer, made him to not only have a playmate as well as protector from bullies, but to also have someone who was gentle enough to play with her baby brother.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He peppers Spanish phrases into his dialogue. In his case, English appears to be his second language, so he drifts in and out of it. Inverted in the Latin American Spanish dub, where this is switched for Gratuitous English, instead, in an attempt to Keep It Foreign.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: A pair of pants and no shirt is Eduardo's usual state of dress and attire.
  • Secret Test of Character: Like his creator claims when she says that imaginary friends don't just fulfill your wants but your needs, she realized that she didn't just create Eduardo to protect her but to help her learn to be brave.
  • Lovable Coward: Eduardo makes up for his easily frightened nature in kindness.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Spanish for 'Edward' which in English means 'wealthy guardian'. The latter applies to how he's always protective of his friends and how he was originally created to protect both his creator and her little brother. The ending and credits to "The Buck Swaps Here" reveals that Eduardo is more wealthy then he leads on.
  • Modesty Towel: Has one on throughout the majority of "The Big Cheese", as he was bathing at the time everyone was forced to go outside to test the new security system.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Out of the main cast (well, the ones who wears clothes, at least), he's been naked the most. In "Land of the Flea", he is shaved and left furless and naked by Bloo. In "The Big Cheese", he loses his Modesty Towel just as the local news station arrives at the house. And in "Cheese a Go-Go", his belt gets unbuckled by Bloo, causing his pants to fall down. Of course, being a kids show, Barbie Doll Anatomy is in full effect here.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: A variation. On the show's slowly-growing character pages on Cartoon Network's site long before the pilot was aired, after the bright and colorful characters (Mac, Bloo, Wilt, and Coco) were trotting happily across the screen, Eduardo was seen running furiously toward the camera. At that moment, it actually seemed like he was the villain of this show! But when his character page on the site finally came around, it makes it clear he's anything but.
  • Nice Guy: Is one of the most gentle friends in the entire house, despite his menacing appearance.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't hurt his friends or he'll attack.
  • Prone to Tears: He's a Lovable Coward, it's part of the territory.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His Gentle Giant personality aside, "Eddie Monster" shows that he is quite the formidable and tough fighter when he chooses to be. However, in "Squeakerboxx", after winning tickets at a video arcade, he opts for a prize of two pink hair clips and states that he likes the color pink. Later in the episode he also plays with a plastic, elephant squeak toy as if it's a baby.
  • Secretly Wealthy: It's revealed at the end of "The Buck Swaps Here" that Eduardo has a safe full of riches he keeps in his toy chest. Turns out he's made a lot of smart investments.
  • Super Strength: He is capable of carrying a bus around as if it wasn't even there. Though considering his size...
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Potatoes, to the point that he curiously carries around a potato sack wherever he goes.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's frightened by a lot of things, but spiders scare him the most.

    Coco 

Voiced by: Candi Milo

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Coco coco coco coco coco coco coco coco! Coco!
A bird-like imaginary friend who's able to lay an infinite amount of colorful plastic eggs that can hatch into absolutely anything. However, she can only say and write her own name (or variations thereof) and exists in her own universe independent from the other imaginary friends and humans, but she's very kind and easygoing, and even surprisingly intelligent and resourceful.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Of sorts, she lays eggs that can hold anything from bubbles to an anvil, so they could easily be used as weapons if there's something heavy enough in them.
  • Balloon Belly: She's actually really self-conscious about it.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: She'll talk in her Pokémon Speak, the characters will respond with normal language.
  • Birds of a Feather: Literally with Goo, as they're both Cloudcuckoolanders with a love for strange things.
  • Cargo Ship: In-universe; she's shown affection towards a lamp and a mop.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the pilot movie, Wilt says she lays eggs when she gets excited. In the show proper, she does it basically whenever she wants.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She has pretty strange beliefs and quirks, like the aforementioned falling for a lamp and mop.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: While it's never stated in-universe, Word of God says that Coco was created by a little girl who was stranded on a deserted island. This explains Coco's hodgepodge appearance (body = plane, face = palm tree, lips/beak = deflated raft), her insanity, and her willingness to protect others. Made even more apparent if you take a closer look at her aeroplane body: it looks almost crumpled up in places, as a plane would look if it had crashed.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Two: "Cuckoo for Coco Card" and "Mondo Coco".
  • Handy Feet: She has no arms so she essentially uses her feet as a substitute for her hands.
  • Happily Adopted: Her real creator is unknown, but she was found and taken in by two guys who appreciated her bizarre nature.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her weirdness, Coco seems to be the most resourceful and practical member of the clique, often coming up with the right solution in a pickle, and she deeply cares for her friends too.
  • Interspecies Romance: She briefly shacks up with a yeti in "Mondo Coco".
  • The Loonie: There's no rhyme or reason to what she does or mumbles. It's not clear if she's just doing it for laughs or she's just insane.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: While we can't really be sure, there have been three instances when her suggestions against a problem involve something that Mac and Frankie said "would get them into jail" or "be illegal", respectively.
  • Nice Girl: Most of the time Coco is good-natured.
  • Pokémon Speak: All she can say is "Co-Co" oddly enough, she can only write Coco as well.
  • Prone to Tears: Not quite to the extent of Eduardo, but she is noticeably sensitive and can have her feelings hurt fairly easily. "A Lost Claus", "Cuckoo for Coco Cards", and "The Big Picture" provide perfect examples of this.
  • Reality Warper: Sometimes. The only reason this case is noteworthy is the fact that she's the only imaginary friend who seems to do this.
  • The Unintelligible: Zig-zagged. The audience can't understand her, but the main cast sometimes can and sometimes can't.

    Francis "Frankie" Foster 

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

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"She's been wearing that same frumpy sweatshirt every day for a year!"
The granddaughter of Madame Foster who serves as the caretaker at the mansion and the voice of reason amongst the staff.
  • Alliterative Name: Francis Foster. Also applies with her nickname.
  • Almighty Janitor: She has to answer to Mr. Herriman and Madame Foster, but she basically runs the entire house all by herself. And as it turns out her pay check is actually larger than Mr. Herriman's.
  • Balloon Belly: The end of "Cookie Dough". Apparently Frankie's grandmother's cookies are irresistable enough to turn her into a temporary Big Eater with a side of crazy.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The t-shirt she's always wearing stops just short of her belly. It's more noticeable when her jacket isn't on.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Frankie is an easygoing person, but you don't want to piss her off. Dylan finds this out after verbally abusing her friends and admitting to them his plans to imprison and enslave Frankie.
  • Blithe Spirit: She's very free-spirited and often chides Mr. Herriman about being a wet blanket. In "House of Bloo's" she even declares that rules are made to be broken. She and Madame Foster both fill this role.
  • Butt-Monkey: In a few episodes, especially "Imposter's Home", which is a half-hour-long Humiliation Conga that culminates in her being the only one to miss a concert she'd been dreaming of for months.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: Don't let her know that Madame Foster made cookies.
  • Cool Big Sis: Takes this role wherever Mac is concerned. Also is this to a lot of the friends (especially Bloo, even though they drive each other crazy half the time, they also have fun working together to pull off zany schemes).
  • Dark and Troubled Past: According to Word of God due to Frankie's dad (who was Madame Foster's son) having a bad relationship with Mr. Herriman, Frankie wasn't allowed to have or create her own imaginary friends. When she finally created one of her own, she was forced to get rid of it thanks to her dad. Her main reason for living with her grandma in Foster's Home instead of with her parents? So she could see that same Imaginary Friend she herself created again someday.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She most notably makes remarks about Mr. Herriman ordering her around and complaining about how she does her work.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": She doesn't like being referred to by her real first name, "Francis," though that could be limited to Mr. Herriman being the only one to call her by it.
  • Dude Magnet: Mac, Bloo, Prince Charming, two geeks, a pizza delivery guy, and many more have fallen in love with her.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She's a hard worker and more or less does every chore in the house, and Mr. Herriman still thinks she's a lazy good for nothing. Until "Destination: Imagination", where he realizes he's been taking her for granted and then institutes a system where the work is divided fairly among the housemates.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and especially gets furious when Mr. Herriman pushes her too far.
  • G-Rated Drug: Her grandmother's cookies. Let's just say it's best that she never catches wind of them.
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: Her cookie obsession. They have a substance-like effect on her well-being after consumption.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Mac's Feminine Boy. While not completely devoid of femininity, Frankie is passive-aggressive as a result of the excessive bossiness she receives from Mr. Herriman; Mac, on the other hand, has a degree of emotional sensitivity in that he becomes neurotic over peer isolation and never stands up to his brother's abuse.
  • Morality Pet: To World in "Destination Imagination". He has a major case of abandonment issues and an incredibly short fuse, but he never blows up at Frankie, and the one time he almost does, she calms him down.
  • Nice Girl: Frankie is a well-meaning and caring woman whenever she's not taking crap from her Mean Boss.
  • Not So Above It All: Shifts between being the voice of reason and being as immature and zany as most of the imaginary friends.
    • In "World Wide Wabbit", she laughs along with everyone else and happily works with Bloo to merchandise Mr. Herriman's "Funny Bunny" routine until Mac makes her destroy the copies and explains that her job will be tougher if he finds out, she then panics and has a similar conversation with Bloo.
    • In "Frankie My Dear", she handles Dylan's admission of being a faux nice guy who wants to turn Frankie into a slave by giving him a bloody nose and a wedgie, Moment of Awesome, yes, but still atypical for a 22 year old woman.
    • Rather than stop Bloo from mixing dangerous chemicals that nearly blows up the house, she simply makes a bet with him that it would be a bad idea in "Imposter's Home for Um... Make 'Em Up Pals". However immature you may find it, though, calling what happened afterwards Disproportionate Retribution would be the understatement of the millennium.
    • Most obvious when it comes to Madame Foster's cookies, which serve as a G-Rated Drug.
  • Only Sane Employee: Between the neurotic Mr. Herriman and the absent-minded Madame Foster, it often falls to Frankie to be the voice of reason.
  • Only Sane Woman: She plays the role as the only rational character unless it's Mac's turn.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Whenever Madame Foster makes her famous chocolate chip cookies, Frankie will regress into this.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: If the imaginary friends have a problem, Frankie's their first choice to resolve it, and they'll avoid Mr. Herriman at all costs.
  • Redhead In Green: Typically a green jacket. She rarely removes it. Likewise, she wears a green robe in the bathroom in "Busted." Even when she's without her jacket, her shirt, being a reference to The Powerpuff Girls, has green on it.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Frankie can do hot.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Not shown due to the art style but her drivers license says she has green eyes.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Proves this when she went on her date with Dylan. She initially liked him because he appeared to be a gentleman, but was immediately disgusted when she overheard him insult her friends and refer to her as a piece property.
  • Spiky Hair: Her hair ends in a lot of points.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Frankie does this not once but twice in "Let Your Hare Down" when she has, err, fantasy dreams about action star Rod Tango.
  • Team Mom: Of the main characters, she's easily the one who's the maternal, especially to some of the younger friends. That said, there are some friends (such as Bloo or Cheese) that she has to take a much firmer hand with.
  • Tomboyish Name: Francis "Frankie" Foster.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Has a spiky one.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Frankie is pretty in-between, though she's slightly more on the tomboyish side. She has fiery red hair pulled back into a Tomboyish Ponytail, goes by a Tomboyish Name, can be quite scrappy at times, is adept at fixing things and loves punk rock. Nevertheless, she seems to enjoy dressing up on occasion and absolutely loves wearing a princess-like gown in "Destination Imagination."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Goes absolutely insane for Madame Foster's chocolate chip cookies, to the point of locking herself in her room for days while binging on them, as seen in "Cookie Dough."
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    Mr. Herriman 

Voiced by: Tom Kane

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He'll have you know that there is a rule against false claims of sticks inserted into unmentionable areas!
Madame Foster's imaginary friend; a Victorian, upper-class rabbit obsessed with maintaining order.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: He talks like a 19th Century English gentleman.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Mr. Herriman does not like having his secrets revealed to the world as shown in World Wide Wabbit.
    • Stealing his monocle—his only way of seeing—is a big no-no at Foster's. When Bloo did it for a comedy routine, he was almost faced with expulsion. Herriman only changed his mind because Bloo was getting into a fight with the Big Scary New Guy—a fight that he would surely lose.
  • Blind Without 'Em: His monocle. Without it, he can't see anything. Presumably, he's blind in the eye that doesn't have a glass on it.
  • British Stuffiness: His accent serves to emphasize how tightly wound he is. He even provides the Image Source.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: His addiction to carrots.
  • Dub Name Change: His name was translated as "Señor Conejo" ("Mr. Bunny") in the Latin American dub.
  • The Finicky One: He's almost completely devoid of humor and is constantly stressed out about something.
  • Freudian Excuse: A story in the 37th issue of Cartoon Network Block Party revealed that the reason he's obsessed with things being neat and tidy is because Madame Foster once blamed him on a mess she made and he didn't want to get into trouble by continuing to neglect messes.
  • Furry Reminder: Besides the Stock Animal Diet, he's also terrified of dogs, which real rabbits are.
  • Graceful Loser: Mr. Herriman is not above admitting when he has been defeated by his competition fair-and-square or admitting when he's wrong. In Setting a President, for instance, when Frankie beats him by a landslide for the position of Foster's Home President, not only was he willing to admit defeat, Herriman didn't even kick up a fuss about being beaten. In fact, since he lost his position to Frankie, he chooses to leave Foster's altogether, despite Frankie saying that he doesn't have to leave Foster's. Thankfully, this sad predicament doesn't last too long as Frankie realizes that being house president isn't all that it's cracked up to be and gives Herriman back his position.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a suit with a necktie, but lacks any pants. This is even lampshaded in "Adoptcalypse Now".
  • Hero Antagonist: His desire to enforce the rules and keep the order of Foster's Home puts him in conflict with Bloo more often than not.
  • High-Class Glass: His monocle.
  • Insistent Terminology: He refers to everyone by their given name instead of their nickname, though only Frankie seems to take any noticeable annoyance to this.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He can be very strict on Bloo, but he does cause a lot of trouble around the house.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He genuinely loves Madame Foster and children in general. However, he prefers to keep it hidden behind a stuffy no-nonsense exterior, as evidenced in "World Wide Wabbit".
  • Lawful Stupid: "Dinner is Swerved" provides a shining example of how the rules come before common sense in Herriman's eyes.
  • Literal-Minded: Enough to get the entire house locked outside of their new security system because he interpreted "enter a random number" on the PIN pad to mean "enter a random number every time".
  • Mean Boss: Infamously so. Poor Frankie constantly has to bend her back over to his excessive bossiness without snapping.
  • Neat Freak: He is obsessed with keeping everything neat and tidy (see Freudian Excuse above), to the point where at one point in Setting A President he was having the whole house alphabetize trash, to say nothing of the camping trip where he kept having Mac and the others tear down their tent because it wasn't perfect, even telling them to tear it down when it was "just right" because it wasn't right enough.
  • Nice Hat: His top hat.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • In "Cookie Dough", Bloo manages to con him into betraying Madame Foster and getting him the cookie recipe.
    • In "Beat with a Schtick", he forgoes his initial expulsion of Bloo—despite the latter's numerous confessions—in favor of letting him get beat to a pulp by the new guy. He does this almost immediately after saying that getting into a fight was "a direct violation of house charter."
    • In "Bloo Done It", he's just as excited by Uncle Pockets' return to Foster's as everybody else and doesn't even try to hide it.
    • In "One False Movie", he joins the others laughing as they watch Bloo's "improvements" of Mac's home movie—the "improvements" being Bloo adding farting sound effects every ten seconds, something you wouldn't expect someone like Herriman to find humor in.
    "How bawdy."
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Can sometimes come off this way.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he is a stickler for the rules, he isn't all bad. Notably, when Bloo accidentally knocked over a bust of Madame Foster and was terrified that Herriman would throw him out, Herriman instead calmly explained to him that he does not punish innocent mistakes, and that people have been knocking that bust over for years, even keeping a closet full of them.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: His highly entertaining "Sweet Little Girl" routine.
  • Super OCD: He can't stand anything being out of place or disorganized.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots. He's quite addicted to them.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: In-Universe. After finding out that people genuinely enjoyed his Funny Bunny routine, he tries to update it for modern audiences, not understanding that what people found joy in was the charming and sweet (and funny) Nursery Rhyme like feeling of the original. It's implied that afterwards the reaction was negative as there are no further mentions from the public of "Funny Bunny" (or perhaps like all instant web hits, it faded after a few months, either way it's implied that the hip hop update never caught on). Although in a later episode, they mention the original (reuploaded to YouTube) has over 12 million views, so perhaps the original Funny Bunny routine still was popular.
  • The Unsmile: In one of the few cases of his smiling ever being shown in the series, he tries to assure Frankie and the others that her decision to let World out of his box in Destination Imagination is a good idea. And then his mustache curls up, reveals his bunny buck teeth, and a full set of normal teeth beneath in a rather unnerving grin. The gang actually get somewhat terrified by him simply smiling.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Most of his strict rules revolve around not wasting resources (as it's a common plot that Fosters' budget is very tight) and simply trying to keep a semblance of order in a building filled with some rather wacky creations. In fact, "Let Your Hare Down" gives us a perfect example of what would happen without his strictness.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a fear of dogs in "Who Let The Dogs In?", due him to being based on a prey animal. So great is his fear that he even called out "Frankie" instead of "Ms. Francis".

    Madame Foster 

Voiced by: Candi Milo

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Living proof that "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional".
Owner of the mansion; very lively for her age.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute-as-a-button elderly lady and she knows how to kick ass.
  • Big Good: As the owner of Foster's Home, she's the most significant and benevolent character in the series.
  • Blithe Spirit: She and her granddaughter, Frankie, both fill this role.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's much nicer than Herriman, and she often plays along with Bloo's antics.
  • Dirty Old Woman: From time to time, she is revealed to have quite the perverted mind. In "World Wide Wabbit", when Eduardo yells at Wilt and Coco to take off their clothes, specifically the Funny Bunny merchandise they're wearing, Madame Foster lets out a big "Yeah!", and takes off her sweatshirt and waves it about. She also hoots and hollers, looking visibly fascinated by Jackie Khones' singing during the end credits stinger to "Schlock Star".
  • Genki Girl: Even in her old age, she's got a lot of energy. Even Frankie can't keep up with her.
  • The Ghost: For most of the pilot movie, to the point where Bloo assumed she was dead.
  • Granny Classic: On her nicer days, she's this, giving advice, sewing, and knitting.
  • Jerkass Ball:
    • Madame Foster holds many of these throughout the series. A prime example would be stealing the airplane tickets from Mac to travel with her friends at the end of "Foster's Goes to Europe". Many fans agree that was probably her lowest point in the series.
    • In the short "Birthday Cake Bloos", she devours Bloo's birthday cake for no reason at all and also has the gall to gloat to her granddaughter that she can't really be punished due to being the owner of the home.
    • In "Beat with a Schtick", when she finds out Bloo is going to face "The New Guy", who's a gigantic monstrous-looking imaginary friend, what does Madame Foster do? She raises money off of Bloo's suffering by betting against him in a poll. For someone who's supposed to be the founder and head mistress of the household, isn't Madame Foster supposed to care about the well-being of the friends? But here, she's betting against Bloo simply to watch him be in pain. And what she did had nothing to do with Bloo or the joke he made at the New Guy's expense.
    • At the very end of "Store Wars", she's completely ungrateful at Bloo's attempt to give her a birthday present, stating that "the thought doesn't count".
    • Then, in "The Big Lebooski", she acts like a Raging Shrew and yells at Mac constantly, simply because she's mad that they aren't going to win. Then the plot twist being they weren't competing to win, but just to outdo her rival. So basically, Madame Foster was a Jerkass to Mac for NO reason! She doesn't even apologize to Mac, she just thanks his dumb luck.
    • In Season 5's "Say It Isn't Sew", she goes against the promise she made to Bloo about being in the sewing store, all while insisting he has to wait on her due to "partner loyalty", even though their main reason of being there was to fix a button that broke off her shirt. While Bloo wasn't totally innocent (as he asked for it for ditching Mac, even though they would've made it on the bus, anyway) Madame Foster is no better and fails to hold up her end of the bargain simply because she found something that interests her. Made all the worse when her friend Flo comes and chooses to wait longer, despite promising Bloo they'd be going right after they paid to leave.
    • In "Crime after Crime" she acts like a hateful shrew and keeps berating Frankie for not getting "It" right. And then laughs at Bloo's agony when he's forced to eat the gross meal she made Frankie prepare. That line where she goes "it's not as bad as it looks, its much WORSE" just implies that she likes laughing at others misfortune.
    • In the Season 5 episode, "Ticket to Rod", Madame Foster takes a massive Jerkass Ball moment towards Mac, Frankie and Bloo. She basically teams up with Bloo and both of them sabotage Mac and Frankie simply to get the tickets to meet Rod Tango. Madame Foster is willing to sabotage Frankie, her own granddaughter, and shows absolutely no remorse for it. Madame Foster even states herself that she didn't regret doing it. Then later, after Bloo is mean-spiritedly thrown out by Rod Tango himself, Madame Foster just acts like a complete Jerkass toward Bloo and gets away with basically conning two people and literally dumping the other one simply to get her place to see Rod. It's basically them taking the ending of "Foster's Goes to Europe" and making it into a full episode.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's even smaller than Mac. A progression of pics with Frankie shows she might have been taller but got shorter as time passed.
  • Morality Pet: To her imaginary friend, Mr. Herriman, in a sense. She's basically the only person who can convince Herriman to not be such an overbearing stickler for the rules.
  • Nice Girl: She's generally a friendly and good-natured person.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Holds many of these throughout the show. See Jerkass Ball above.
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted in the pilot, to the point where it's a Late-Arrival Spoiler. The pilot film has her mentioned and appear in portraits several times, but she herself doesn't appear, implying that she passed away some time ago. However, at the end she does make her appearance, and even lampshades this when Bloo exclaims his surprise at her being alive.
    Bloo: Madame Foster! You're alive!
    Madame Foster: Huh? Well, of course I'm alive, whadaya think?
    Bloo: Well, just that I've been here a few days, and I never saw you, so I just figured...
    Madame Foster: It takes me a while to get down the steps, okay? I AM OLD!!!
  • Troll: While she's a very nice and wise person, she also deeply enjoys messing with people and watching chaos unfold. This in turn makes her have her Jerkass Ball moments. You can even consider some to be Out Of Character Moments.
  • Womanchild: Apparently, 80-something years old isn't too old for a babysitter.

Other Humans

    Goo 

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

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At least she'll never misuse the Spore Creature Creator.
An extremely talkative girl who has imagined LOTS of friends.
  • Aerith and Bob: "Goo" alone is already an unusual name, but her very full name being the babbling of an infant is full-on embarrassing.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: She's even more easily distracted than Bloo is.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She has a common tendency to get distracted, constantly change subjects, and can never turn off her Motor Mouth mode.
  • Back for the Finale: "Goodbye To Bloo" was her only appearance in Season 6.
  • Birds of a Feather: Literally with Coco, as they're both Cloudcuckoolanders with a love for strange things.
  • Break the Cutie: While she did deserve it to some extent due to how endlessly annoying she was, Mac's "Reason You Suck" Speech to her causes Goo to enter a state of depression and despair where she starts to create tears as imaginary friends.
  • Cheerful Child: Goo is very hyperactive and quick-witted.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Has a notable gap in between her front teeth that epitomizes her childishness.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She lives on a completely different plane of reality. It's partially because she was raised by Hippie Parents.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Mac first meets her by accidentally falling on her.
  • The Cutie: A cute little girl with endless curiosity, a Childish Tooth Gap, Youthful Freckles, and Girlish Pigtails.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Would you be okay with the fact that your name is "Goo?" Because apparently, she is.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: She seems to think so, what with her rainbow-colored outfits.
  • Friendless Background: The reason she makes up all of those imaginary friends.
    Goo: (after imagining a bunch of cute little tear drop friends) Do you know why I make up so many imaginary friends? Because I don't have any real friends. You were right, Mac. Everyone thinks I'm a weirdo. That's why I make up so many friends so I would have someone who likes me.
  • Genki Girl: She's got way too much energy. She's almost at the level of Mac when he's had too much sugar.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears pigtails to portray her youth.
  • Jerkass Ball: She's a complete control freak in "Neighbor Pains", though it was for a good cause.
  • Leitmotif: Whenever she appears, expect a crazy carnival-like tune to begin playing.
  • Ms. Imagination: Unlike Mac, she'll just create whatever imaginary friend comes to her mind. She later tries to put a stop to it, though she once made one to help Mr. Herriman, exactly as he asks for, by accident.
  • Motor Mouth: She constantly speaks a mile a minute.
  • Nice Girl: Once you look past her wackiness, she's very nice.
  • Nice Shoes: They're some kind of cross between clogs and cowboy boots.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Both her parents are stated to be this (and possibly Hippie Parents too). Could be seen as a deconstruction too; her parents are implied to be way too open-minded, as they not only let her choose her own name as a baby (which is why she's named "Goo Goo Ga Ga") and allows her to dream up all those imaginary friends because they don't want to "stifle her creative mind", even though this terribly burdens Foster's Home and keeps her from actually making friends with the ones she's already made.
  • Out of Focus: Her debut was in Season 3, then she became a Recurring Character in Season 4, she makes a minor appearance in Season 5, and she had a long absence after that until she was Back for the Finale.
  • Reality Warper: In a way. Her imaginary friends are bound by whatever rules she makes for them, and the laws of physics will bend around them to make it so.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Mac's Savvy Guy. Goo is very hyperactive and idealistic, while Mac is a pragmatic Adorably Precocious Child.
  • Ship Tease: With Mac in "Go Goo Go". He held her hand to lead her out of Foster's, and she asked him slyly why he was doing that, which led many residents of Foster's to believe they were going steady, which Mac denies. This nearly gets Mac banned from Foster's since, as Frankie put it, "She only comes to see you and you won't tell her to leave." That episode was even called "The Dreamy Girlfriend" in Japan.
  • Vague Age: Goo may look like she's about 10-14 (probably a 5th grader or a middle school student), but we don't know how old she is.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: She herself lampshades that no parent would ever name their kid "Goo Goo Ga Ga".
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles above her nose.

    Terrence 

Voiced by: Tara Strong

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Wait, stop! He just wants to punch you!
Mac's evil 13-year old brother, and one of the antagonists of the series.
  • Aloof Big Brother: He and Mac are not very close to say the least and "aloof" is his nicest.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He can be so sociopathic to the point where it verges on mental disturbance. His intelligence also suggests something of a learning disability, as he has very stupid moments for a teenager.
  • Asshole Victim: He'll usually get what's coming to him in most episodes, and needless to say, he deserves it for being such an asshole.
  • Babysitter from Hell: He's supposed to be Mac's babysitter while their mother is gone. He's not a very good one, to say the least.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He teams up with Duchess in the first episode.
  • Big Brother Bully: Just click on the link and you'll see him in the image. He bullies Mac relentlessly. Their mom thinks it's because Mac is too kiddy, but he's probably just a callous jerk.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In the Pilot episode, he fakes a Nice Guy ego in front of the Foster's staff to adopt Bloo, just to ruthlessly torment him and further psychologically scar Mac.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's usually the show's biggest slapstick magnet, which ultimately serves as karmic justice for his douchebaggery.
  • Cain and Abel: The sociopathic Cain to Mac's more humble Abel.
  • The Chew Toy: He usually meets his own end in a played-for-laughs kind of way, and due to dickish ways, he's such a totally deserving victim.
  • Childish Older Sibling: As the older sibling who's expected to be more responsible, he's incredibly immature and stupid for a 13-year-old boy. Not only does he unjustifiably bully Mac and pull childish pranks on him like giving him a wedgie, but his IQ is also in line with that of an infant, not even being able to tell the difference between two different colors. Is it surprising why Mom seems to trust Mac more than him?
  • Closet Geek: He's a fan of The Loved and the Loveless.
  • Demoted to Extra: After playing a really important role in the series premiere, Terrence became more of a minor character as the series went on. It got to the point where he was eventually Out of Focus by the last two seasons that some viewers forgot that Mac even had a brother. Though considering that his voice actor Tara Strong has said that he was her least favorite character to do due to his gruff voice being such a strain on her vocal chords, his lack of appearances in the later half of the series was likely a result of that.
  • Disappeared Dad: No appearance or mention of his and Mac's father is ever made.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Mac views Terrence as a bad influence on account of all the times he's been bullied and tormented by him, and his overall lack of trustworthiness.
  • The Ditz: He's incredibly stupid. He can't even tell the difference between red and green.
  • Dumbass Teenage Son: Terrence is a total doofus, as referred to in-universe.
  • Dumb Muscle: Although appearing very skinny and weak, he's punched a hole in a wall, is able to carry Mac with one hand, and is able to get up with Eduardo, Wilt, Coco, Goo, and Bloo on his back.
  • Emotional Regression: Terrence behaves like a spoiled little boy whenever his mom finds out about his bullying of Mac.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hilariously subverted in the pilot episode. When he gives his speech to Duchess about how he's disgusted that Duchess would ever contemplate taking Bloo out of existence for good, he unpredictably asks how she does it and is very eager to formulate the plan.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Terrence speaks in a very gruff voice.
  • Flat Character: Of the worst kind possible. He exists solely to bully Mac in horrendous and downright sociopathic ways.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Mac's responsible. He's the Dumbass Teenage Son of the family while Mac is a precocious and responsible 8-year-old.
  • Gonk: The most visually unappealing character in the show, what with his crooked teeth and bad case of acne.
  • Guttural Growler: The main reason Tara Strong considers him her least favorite character to voice. His husky voice put a strain on her vocal cords.
  • Hate Sink: His entire existence pretty much hinges on how unpleasant he is.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Who'd have guessed that Terrence of all people would be a fan of The Loved and the Loveless?
    • In the pilot movie, when Duchess proposes an alliance to wipe Bloo out, Terrance is noticeably disgusted by her and tries to get away from her, implying that he knows how to handle Stranger Danger. He accepts when Duchess makes her point clearer, but still.
  • House Fire: He caused one in "Fools and Regulations" to his and Mac's apartment building, which Terrence made a deal with Mac not to tell Mom in exchange for his bag of video games.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: He's a sadistic and sociopathic Jerkass who solely exists to ruthlessly torment his little brother. That aside, he's so incredibly stupid that he can't tell the difference between green and red, mistook Singapore, Malaysia, and Wisconsin as the same countries, and even has the people in his dreams speak in syllable-emphasized speech.
  • Jerkass: He's not a nice guy. And unlike most other unpleasant characters in the show, he has no redeeming qualities.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In episodes where he plays a big role in, he would usually suffer a nasty fate, such as being attacked by the unicorns, swallowed and later spit out by an imaginary sea monster, getting chased by imaginary bees, and feeling the electric wrath of an Extremesaur and peeing himself afterward.
  • Laughably Evil: Terrence is an unrepentantly rude Sadist, but his stupidity makes his douchebag behavior hilarious to watch at times.
  • Lean and Mean: Although he's pretty strong for his size.
  • Leitmotif: He always has a metal theme play when he shows up.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite the fact that he's thin and spindly, he's much stronger than an average 13-year-old.
  • Only One Name: His family surname has yet to be revealed.
  • Out of Focus: In seasons five and six, he played a much less vital role.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • "Fools and Regulations" has Terrence lending his video game collection to Mac in exchange for his silence to their mom (he'd set a fire in their house). Considering that Terrence could have just as easily used physical bullying to get Mac to comply, it was remarkably kind of him.
    • In "Eddie Monster", Terrence teams up with Eduardo and compliments him on his acts of bravery. He also made him a costume and gave him a bag of potatoes; he even peeled them. Granted, he was using Eduardo to his own advantage, but still showed generosity nonetheless.
    • In "Seeing Red", Terrence shows genuine respect to his imaginary friend Red, and only started treating him badly when he messed up his schemes and knowingly disobeyed his orders.
  • Playing the Victim Card: Terrence behaves like a spoiled Momma's Boy whenever his mother walks in on him bullying of Mac. Unfortunately for him, his mother doesn't buy it.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Despite his intimidating nature, he's shown to be a fan of soap operas.
  • Sadist: The way he bullies Mac goes well beyond sociopathic behavior.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly to Mac's sensitive. Terrence is a physically aggressive Big Brother Bully while Mac is emotionally sensitive to his torment.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Taken to extremes with Mac.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is occasionally misspelled "Terrance".
  • The Sociopath: One of the few recurring characters on the show to have absolutely no thoughtfulness, integrity, empathy, conscience, or remorse.
  • Teens Are Monsters: He's a teenager who bullies his little brother and in general is very unlikable.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Terrence has a fondness for pizza. In "Seeing Red", he eats an anthropomorphic slice of pizza that came to life per his imagination, and one of the Foster's Leapster games mentions that it's his favorite food.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Of the teenage variety, of course. He exists solely to bully Mac in the most sociopathic ways, even going as far to lock him inside a box with the Extremesaur to electrocute him!
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's physically bullied Mac on more than a few occasions, who's five times his junior.

    Mac's Mom 

Voiced by: Grey Delisle

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A colleague of Sara Bellum, perhaps?
Mac's mother, who made him get rid of Bloo in the first place, but is unaware of his daily visits to Foster's. She works all day, and Mac hardly ever gets to see her.
  • Adults Are Useless: Zigzagged. Mac's mom is usually too busy to see Mac or deal with Terrence's bullying but unlike most cartoon moms, she's not oblivious to the abuse that Mac goes through, and tries to stop it. But to her, the problem is Bloo, and the series kicks off with her forcing Mac to get rid of Bloo. And the rest of series, she is completely unaware of the fact that Mac visits Bloo at Foster's everyday. The latter is more to do with the fact that Mac's afraid of how she'll react than anything else.
  • The Faceless: Her face is never shown. We see the back of her head and what she looks like below the neck but never her face.
  • Hartman Hips: She has a sizeable lower body.
  • Male Gaze: Enforced, as her face is never shown.
  • No Name Given: "Mac's mom" is all we have to call her by. Fans call her "Rita".
  • Out of Focus: She is not seen in seasons 2, 5, and 6 aside from being mentioned, she makes her last appearance in "I Only Have Surprise For You". Though, she does work a lot, so this would be justified.
  • Parental Obliviousness: She doesn't notice that Mac goes to Foster's every day. Her having "a million jobs" partially justifies this, but there was a reason the show's writers got The Unintelligible Coco to explain how he convinced his mother to let him go on a TRIP TO EUROPE with people she's never met.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • She tries to stop Terrance's abuse of Mac... By asking Mac to send away Bloo, who despite being imaginary is every bit as alive as his human companions.
    • When Duchess becomes their next-door neighbor and is too much for Mac's family to bear, she goes so far as to arrange for everyone to move to Singapore (at least, according to Terrence) just to get away from her.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: She hardly ever gets to see Mac, because she works all day every day.

    Kip Snip 

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

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Slimeball of the month, folks.
A greedy and devious Hollywood producer who tried to exploit Bloo for his own gain.
  • Con Man: The deodorant he sells is actually a phony.
  • Expy: Of Dick Hardly. Sleazy, blond, manipulative and sells poor products.
  • Horrible Hollywood: He's a Hollywood agent that was going to keep Bloo as his slave. It gets worse when it's revealed he didn't have Bloo sign an acting contract but adoption papers.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he did take advantage of Bloo, he is correct in pointing out that Bloo got himself into the mess by going on TV and claiming that he wanted to be adopted.
    Kip: Well, you shouldn't have gone on TV saying that you did! You asked for this!
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Bloo admitted on live TV that the deodorant he was selling actually made people smell worse, he's promptly arrested for false advertising, letting out a satisfying Big "NO!" as the police drag him away.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He takes advantage of Bloo's jealousy towards Eduardo for being in commercials.
  • Monster of the Week: Only appeared in "Sweet Stench Of Success" in which he was the main antagonist.
  • Sinister Shades: A Con Man who wears shades.

     Louise 
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Mac's neighbor and Cheese's creator who first appears in Mac Daddy
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Of a physical variety, rather than a mental one, and it's not clear what her physical disorder is. We just know that she's some kind of special needs.
  • Back for the Finale: In Goodbye to Bloo, we find out that she's the one moving away, specifically, to an apartment that won't take imaginary friends.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: She wears headgear similar to Jimmy, though hers looks pretty dented.
  • Satellite Character: Only really appears when Cheese is in the episode.

Imaginary Friends

    General Tropes 
  • The Ageless: As seen with Uncle Pockets and Mr. Harrimen, imaginary friends don't age no matter how much time passes, though, this seems to be played with, as we do have "baby" imaginary friends and one episode had one of them moving out of the nursery as a plot point.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: The Extremosauruses, imaginary friends created by teenagers (specifically, "jerky teenage boys" as Wilt put it). They're always violent, destructive monsters that have to be penned up in a massive cage at Foster's. Red is the one exception, as being Dumb Muscle helped Mac and Bloo befriend him.
  • Shadow Archetype: A more innocent example than most, but this is implied to be the case with all imaginary friends, to an extent: For example, Eduardo was imagined by Nina Valerosa to serve as her protector and playmate, but ended up unconsciously reflecting and amplifying her timid nature, becoming the scaredy-baby we all know and love. This led Nina to learn to stand up for him, and eventually herself.
  • Tulpa: Once imagined by children or teenagers, the beings come to true life and self-awareness.

    Cheese 

Voiced by: Candi Milo

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Return to sender: insufficient postage to tolerate smell.
A cheese-based imaginary friend with a childlike disposition; likes chocolate milk and cereal.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: You can't really pin down what's wrong with him, as he's loud, infantile, almost completely unaware of what's going on, hyperactive, and, for some reason, seems to have almost savant-like memory. Most likely it's just an amalgam of general "mentally challenged" stereotypes.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He acted like this to Bloo in his debut, annoying him with his idiocy, but he turns out not to be Bloo's brother when it's revealed that he is Louise's imaginary friend.
    Cheese: WE ARE BROTHER LADIES.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has a history of unusual behaviors.
  • The Ditz: Cheese is incredibly dumb.
  • Flanderization: From a "four-year-old with special needs" to "barely sentient baby", by only his second major appearance!
  • Genius Ditz: He has a good memory, as we find out in one episode, but it's mostly if he remembers it in song form.
  • Meaningful Name: "Cheese" is an appropriate name for an imaginary friend who has a yellow complexion and an apparently unpleasant odor.
  • The Millstone: With the trouble he's known to inadvertently cause, it's a wonder why he's never turned away.
  • No Indoor Voice: When something upsets him, you'll know it. If fact, his role as an Assist Character in Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion is to traipse about shrieking at the top of his lungs!
  • Phrase Catcher: From everyone, it's a variant of "Cheese, you don't live here! Go home!!"
  • Punny Name: A variant; cheese puns are invoked whenever he's paired with someone. "Mac and Cheese", "Bloo Cheese" and "Cheese Louise" are mentioned in his introductory episode.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    • "I. Like. Cereal."
    • "I! FOUND! A! CARROT!"
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. He's mostly harmless. At worst, he's just annoying.
  • Small, Annoying Creature: He's a short feller and he often annoys the other characters.
  • Sweet Tooth: He likes chocolate milk.
  • Talkative Loon: Prone to saying silly and weird statements at random. "I'm a horsey!"
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: No matter how much they try, Fosters can never seem to get rid of him for too long. Even after getting two separate security systems to lock him out, he still finds his way in. Eventually transforms into the thing that can't leave, since he's sent to Foster's permanently after his creator, Louise, moves somewhere that doesn't allow imaginary friends, leaving Cheese to be a resident of Fosters.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate milk... we think. He refers to every food as chocolate milk. Also seems to like cereal (we think?).

    Berry 

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

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A small, cute imaginary friend with a dangerously obsessive crush on Bloo.

    Duchess Diamond Persnickety, the First, Last, and Only 

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

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Truly one of a kind... we hope.
An ugly, snobbish and downright mean aristocratic imaginary friend.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Not one person in the series likes her at all and she has been passed up for all adoptions except by the Applebees, who unfortunately live right next door to Mac.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: It's not clear if she's actually a "duchess" or if it's just a name. She's definitely evil, though.
  • Art Initiates Life: Possibly, considering she looks like a Picasso painting. This may be intentional, as in the few instances where she shifts her pose she's shown to be completely flat as though she were an actual artpiece.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Terrence in the first episode.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Duchess is such an expert at being so sarcastic she uses it as her first language. In fact she is arguably one of the most sarcastic cartoon characters ever created.
  • Entitled Bastard: Her morning routine provides a perfect example. She believes the entire world has to bend to her whim as a "masterpiece".
  • Fluffy Tamer: Can exert near-perfect control over an Extremosaur in the first episode. She speaks to it affectionately with Baby Talk to boot.
  • Hate Sink: Her entire purpose on the show is her being a spoiled snob who bosses the others around and has little respect for anyone around her.
  • It's All About Me: In the pilot, she plots to kill Bloo simply because the daughter of a rich family wanted him instead of her. That's pretty normal behavior for her.
  • Jerkass: She's such an unpleasant person that she makes Bloo look like a saint.
  • Karma Houdini: At best, Duchess doesn't get any sort of long-term adoption because of her Jerkass nature and the one time she does get adopted, it's a detriment to Mac's sanity. This in spite of the fact that the series' pilot has her trying to murder Bloo.
  • Pet the Dog: Even Duchess can't bring herself to hate Uncle Pockets. When Bloo interviewed her in the hopes of finding someone willing to slander him, she calmly replies "Eh, tolerable." Seems small, but coming from Duchess, that's a pretty big compliment.
  • Rich Bitch: She acts the part, but she's an imaginary friend so she doesn't have any real money.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Her full, self-styled title is Her Royal Duchess Diamond Persnickety, the First, Last and Only. She clearly thinks way too much of herself.
  • Smug Snake: She thinks that she's perfection. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • The Stool Pigeon: In the episode "Partying is Such a Sweet Soirée". Since the party loud and keeping her from sleep, she tries throughout the episode to call Madame Foster and get it shut down.
  • Tantrum Throwing: She gets everybody to bow to her commands because she's able to scream and yell for an indefinite amount of time without even a moment's pause.
    • In the online game "Simply Smashing", she throws a tantrum and tries to destroy every valuable object at Foster's, with the player (as Frankie) catching them as she throws them from a balcony above.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In the pilot, she suggests to Mac's brother Terrence that they work together, but the way she puts it grosses out Terrence because he mistakes it for Duchess coming on to him.
    Duchess: You and I should hook up!
    Terrence: Oh, man! I think I'm gonna be sick!

    Jackie Khones 

Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

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He's got that look in his eye.
A small, green, furry imaginary friend with a deep voice, one eye, and a cool personality.
  • Ascended Extra: Started out as a minor background character before being given more focus.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is very deep.
  • Cyclops: His entire head is a single eye.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a dry wit.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of his wittiness and apathetic personality, he can be nice to his friends.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's almost always called "Khones".
  • Official Couple: With Fluffer Nutter. Maybe. This is hinted in three episodes, and they were also seen dancing together at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2007 and 2008.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's better than everyone else.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches. He once sued Madame Foster over it.
  • Unknown Rival: Has something against Wilt. A lot of things. It's implied in both "Say It Isn't Sew" and "Jackie Khones and the Case of the Overdue Library Crook" that it's because of Wilt's general kindness and excessive apologizing. In "Read 'Em and Weep", he even states in a proposed video will, that if he dies, he wants to divide all his belongings between the house — "except for Wilt. That sucker don't get squat".
  • Vocal Dissonance: A small imaginary friend with a very deep-sounding voice.

    Yogi Boo Boo 

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

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A green, polka-dotted giraffe-like imaginary friend who speaks with an Indian accent and is a vegetarian.
  • Art Evolution: In several episodes in seasons one and two, namely "House of Bloo's" and "Bloo Done It", Yogi is drawn with outlines around his body. But starting with "Beat with a Schtick", he is drawn without them. This is particularly weird, as "Beat with a Schtick" was produced and aired before "Bloo Done It". Likely a case of Depending on the Artist, as the two episodes were animated by different studios.note 
  • Does Not Like Spam: It's revealed in "Bad Dare Day" that Yogi has a strict moral code on veganism and won't eat meat. Mac uses this to his advantage during the dare-off in said episode, by daring him to kiss Sam Burger (an imaginary friend who resembles an anthropomorphic hamburger), forcing him to drop out.
  • Funny Foreigner: While its unknown whether or not his creator is Indian, Yogi definitely has the accent to prove it.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a pretty good guitarist.
  • No Mouth: Has a very prominent mustache that conveniently covers his mouth, similar to another character from a Craig McCracken show that Tom Kenny also voiced.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a shout out of two characters from Yogi Bear: the eponymous character and Boo Boo Bear.

    Imaginary Man and Nemesis 
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Reinforcing the gender-barrier one slapfight at a time!

Voiced by: Daran Norris and Grey DeLisle

A superhero imaginary friend and his arch-nemesis, a supervillainess imaginary friend. It turns out that they're actually siblings (er, rather, cousins), created by siblings as a fun outlet for their sibling rivalry.


Both:

  • Achilles' Heel: Nemesis' hair and Imaginary Man's masculinity.
  • Arch-Enemy: To each other. Though it's implied that it's all just a game.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: If anyone but each other attack them, they'll drop their act and become concerned for their safety.
  • Cain and Abel: Subverted. They don't hate each other, they just embody a childish sibling rivalry.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Anything that damages Imaginary Man's masculinity, though flowers are the most commonly exploited. On the flipside, Nemesis is weakened by anything that damages her hair.
  • Manchild: Both of them, behaving like stereotypical children of each gender despite having adult bodies.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Created through one, presumably to act as a more playful outlet to channel said rivalry.

Imaginary Man:

  • Catchphrase: As Mac constantly tries to come up with his own catchphrase as Imaginary Man's sidekick, Imaginary Man responds to the poor choices with, "keep trying Mac-Attack."
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Imaginary Man asks Mac to be his new sidekick as if he were asking Mac to marry him, going down on one knee and presenting a costume like a wedding ring.
  • Flying Brick: Imaginary Man. He's got flight, super strength, and several gizmos in place of his right hand.
  • Gasshole: One of Imaginary Man's powers is the "Atomic Belch".
  • Heroic Build: In classic super hero fashion, Imaginary Man is built like the ideal hero.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Imaginary Man stopping Bloo from attacking Nemesis, because nobody pulls his Nemesister's hair but him!
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: "Nobody pulls my Neme-sister's hair but me!!"
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: Imaginary Man wears a brilliant red cape to reflect his super hero status.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Imaginary Man's right hand is robotic and can be replaced with several tools like a powerful water gun filled with soda or a sidecar to carry his sidekick as he flies.
  • Wham Line:
    Imaginary Man: (after saving Nemesis from an angry Bloo) Nobody pulls my Nemesister's hair but ME!

Nemesis:

    World 

Voiced by Max Burkholder

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An imaginary friend connected to another dimension connected to a toy chest. He's terribly lonely and abducts Frankie to be his friend.
  • All There in the Script: He's not addressed by name in the special, only in the credits.
  • Big Bad: Of Destination Imagination
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. It's not said what happened with his creator but it's implied he was taken away and locked in a trunk, where he stayed until Imagination:Destination.
  • Dimension Lord: He controls everything inside of his toy chest.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: His one motivation. He wants a friend that can understand him and won't leave.
  • The Faceless: Everything in his dimension lacks a face and he controls them by sliding into place as their face. Mac uses this to his advantage.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once he's promised genuine friendship, he drops all hostility.
  • Madness Mantra: "No you don't no you don't now you DOOOON'T!"
  • One-Winged Angel: A mishmash of various toys to become a giant monster.
  • Reality Warper: He isn't just a body surfer who can possess any one of the faceless inhabitants of the toy chest world. He is the toy chest world. Which he makes clear by destroying everything in the chest and leaving behind a white void upon going berserk.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Mr. Herriman's chewing him out causes the kid to hyperventilate and enter One-Winged Angel mode.

    Bendy 

Voiced by Jeff Bennett

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Nerd rage, thy name is Bendy.
Bendy is an imaginary friend who is yellow with black stripes. He was brought to the house after his child's parents couldn't take his trouble making anymore. Frankie and Mr. Herriman thought that it might just be his kid blaming him which is apparently very common, but in truth it really was Bendy.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: While he's definitely guilty of everything else he does, there's some debate going on whether or not he was innocent back when he was living with Gregory.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In front of Frankie and Mr. Herriman, he puts on the mask of being a misunderstood and sympathetic Nice Guy who's always being blamed for other people's misbehavior, but takes great relish in framing others for his bad deeds when they aren't around.
  • Crocodile Tears: Used these to manipulate Frankie and Mr. Herriman.
  • Hate Sink: Downplayed example. He was simply added in the episode he appears in just to be despised by the audience for his behavior. However, the hate he received was far beyond what was intended to be since he became a Karma Houdini at the end, thus causing him to border on full-on Scrappy territory.
  • Jerkass: Did nothing but cause havoc in the home and framed Bloo and his friends for it.
  • Karma Houdini: One of the most infamous examples in the series. Despite Bloo and his friends fighting tooth and nail to catch him, he gets away in the end when Bloo reveals that he planned to get Bendy in trouble. However, since he doesn't appear in any other episodes, one can assume he was eventually found out and was kicked out offscreen.
  • Kick the Dog: Bendy telling Bloo that he knowingly used his toothbrush to scrub the toilet.
  • Monster of the Week: He only appeared in the episode "Everyone Knows It's Bendy", where he was the antagonist.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite being an atomic asshole, he did sign the "Goodbye, Mac" card.
  • Playing the Victim Card: He frames the imaginary friends for his own actions.
  • Put on a Bus: Understandably, the above tropes ensured that this was his fate as the audience was all too eager to see him gone.

    Goofball John McGee 

Voiced by Tom Kenny

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A boy posing as an imaginary friend to mooch off of Foster's. Except not really — he actually is an imaginary friend.
  • Ambiguously Human: Parodied, and rather poorly at that. The episode hammers in Frankie's suspicion that he is a human so much that after a while, the twist that he's actually an imaginary friend becomes painfully obvious.
  • Canada, Eh?: He hails from Canada, and has a subtle accent to match.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His speech patterns are more than a little bit odd, even disregarding the fact that he's really an imaginary friend.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's a laid-back slacker who's prone to making smarmy quips.
  • Gag Nose: Zig-zagged. At first, it appears that he just has a pointy nose with a clown nose on it. Underneath the clown nose, he has a small elephant's trunk.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being a lazy, obnoxious slacker, he turns out to be at least nice enough to give Frankie some genuine gratitude for taking care of him at the end of the episode. Considering how thankless Frankie's job usually is on top of what she had to put up with in his debut, it's understandable that she looks more than a little touched at that statement.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite all the trouble he causes with Frankie, the episode ends with an Everybody Laughs Ending, even though he made a ton of extra work for Frankie, caused her to miss a concert that she was really looking forward to, and then had the gall to take everyone else to the place, but because he's an imaginary friend it seems like he's never told to make amends.
  • Lazy Bum: He's a huge slacker, much to Frankie's dismay, as she has to clean up after him.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted. At first, it seems he's just a human teenager wearing a clown get-up, and the only one who doesn't buy him being an imaginary friend is Frankie. Turns out, he's an actual imaginary friend, just one that looks a little too much like a human.

    Uncle Pockets 

Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson

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The best imaginary friend ever who was the first one to be put into Foster's.
  • The Ace: Considered the greatest imaginary friend in history and has the longest career of adoption in Foster's.
  • All-Loving Hero: Pockets is kind to everyone, treats them like family and loves all the friends in Foster's, except Bloo and Duchess.
  • But Now I Must Go: After the mystery surrounding him is cleared away, Uncle Pockets is once again adopted by a new family and is off to live with them.
  • Dark Secret: While Bloo was way off the mark with his interpretation of events, Uncle Pockets was hiding something from everyone. Uncle Pockets prides himself on his reputation for professional detachment. That he can be any kid's best friend and move on once they've grown up without any concern. But the truth is he deeply loves and misses all those he became friends with and has a chest of mementos buried away in secret.
  • Hammerspace: Uncle Pockets has just about anything hidden away in one of his many pockets he uses to entertain his friends.
  • "I Am" Song: In his introductory episode, he introduces himself to the new faces upon his return with a rendition of "I'm a professional friend, imaginary."
  • Rhymes on a Dime: He almost always speaks in rhymes. It comes naturally to him while others like Bloo prove it's harder than it looks.

    Red 

Voiced by Phil LaMarr

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Terrence's imaginary friend, introduced in "Seeing Red".
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Much like his creator, he has a giant monobrow over his eyes.
  • Evil Counterpart: Terrence created Red to be one to Bloo. Not only is Red sqaure in contrast to Bloo's round, blob like appearance, he's red. Subverted in that he's a Minion with an F in Evil who eventually turns against Terrence.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Red undergoes one when Bloo apologizes to him for mistreating him, and saves Mac and Bloo from Terrence.
  • Hulk Speak: Red speaks this way, saying things like "Red smash Bloo!".
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Terrence created Red to smash Bloo, but Red was more into smelling flowers and admiring cute things. After suffering a series of Amusing Injuries from Bloo, Red breaks down into tears, which gets Bloo to realize he went too far and apologize to him, also leading to Red switching sides.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He breaks down into tears when he sees that he smashed the flowers after being kicked by the "girly horsies".
  • Ocular Gushers: Red cries these after he finds out that he smashed the flowers.
  • One-Shot Character: He was only seen in his debut episode, but in "Goodbye to Bloo", his signature is shown inside Mac's goodbye card.
  • Third-Person Person: Red constantly refers to himself by his name.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Red was created by Terrence to smash Bloo, but he turned against Terrence when he bullied him, Mac, and Bloo.
    Terrence: You're just as bad as them; you're weak, worthless, and lame!
    Red: Red not like Terrence words. Red not mean like Terrence. Red not bad like Terrence. RED NICE GUY! But if you want Red to be bad, let Red start with Terrence! Red make Terrence go far away!

Alternative Title(s): Destination Imagination

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