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The Grounded videos largely feature many different characters that vary in personality. However, there are a handful of characters that consistently appear and are fairly consistent in characterization, regardless if they are baby show characters or not.

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Caillou and his family

     Caillou/Anderson Family

  • Adaptational Villainy: Possibly the first baby show family on GoAnimate to become this. If you came in expecting them to be the wholesome characters that they are canonically, then you've come to the wrong place.
  • Badass Family: They have their moments.
  • Breakout Character: Caillou and family very quickly became one of the most popular subjects of the grounded videos. At first it was simply as a way to vent frustrations against the show, but now it seems that you really can't have GoAnimate grounding videos without them, whether they're the subject of the video in question or not!
  • Butt-Monkey/The Chew Toy: A lot of their physical injuries tend to be played for comedy.
  • Characterization Marches On: Back when African Vulture made videos about Caillou getting grounded, his family were jerkasses as usual, but since "A Caillou Christmas Carol", they became more nicer than usual, leading them to from the Jerkass level, to the Nice Guy/Girl level, but sometimes Caillou will get grounded even after "A Caillou Christmas Carol".
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • How dysfunctional the family actually is and how much they like or dislike each other. They can have their tiffs and groundings but still care for each other in some way, all of them be terrible to each other, or have Boris, Doris, and Rosie all against Caillou.
    • Some videos will have the family's last name as Caillou, while others use Anderson as their last name.
  • Dysfunctional Family/Big, Screwed-Up Family: They make the Griffins look like The Tanners.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Caillou's the foolish to Rosie's responsible. Users have been known to reverse this, however.
  • Jerkass: Nearly all of them to some degree.
  • Pet the Dog: They are far from incapable of empathy.
  • Token Good Teammate: Rosie.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: A lot of times the family just seems like they completely hate each other's guts, but some videos show that deep down inside (waaaay deep inside for some of them) they do actually care about each other. African Vulture's interpretation of the family, in particular, is a shining example of this.

Caillou as rendered in Comedy World
Caillou in the Business Friendly style

One of the most popular and recurring characters in the grounded videos, Caillou tends to be characterized as a Enfant Terrible with a huge temper who will stop at nothing to get his way. At least, outside of the times where he's portrayed as more sympathetic. Usually voiced by David, Joey or Ivy.

  • Adaptational Villainy: He's the main villain of his Grounded series, unlike his original show.
  • The Alcoholic: Many videos show Caillou go to the bar and kill the bartender when the latter won't give him any beer.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not nearly as much as his dad, but Caillou has been known to violently attack people who wrong him.
  • Badass Adorable: He's a four year old who can demolish Chuck E Cheese's with his own hands and is able to beat up people who make him mad.
  • Bald of Evil: When Caillou is genuinely villainous.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Deny him a trip to Chuck E Cheese's and he'll flip out.
    • If Chuck E Cheese's is closed, he will destroy it.
    • Don't try to teach him about friendship.
  • Big Bad: Is usually this in the videos featuring him, as a troublemaker who makes life a headache for his friends and family.
  • Big Brother Bully: Towards Rosie quite a lot. Caillou frequently breaks Rosie's belongings, pulls pranks on her, or even kills her.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He is a young boy and is constantly having fits.
  • Breakout Character: Quite likely the most well known GoAnimate character.
  • Butt-Monkey: Thanks to his past misdeeds (and the fact that he's a baby show character), most characters are shown to not enjoy Caillou's company.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': He always gets grounded for everything.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the earlier videos, Caillou was a very self-absorbed brat who would often brag if he won, and get grounded for that, but then they turned all the corruptness and things that have him getting punished over a small thing up to eleven and he became the official villain.
  • The Chew Toy: Especially during Punishment Days, and even discounting that, Caillou sometimes shows up in GoAnimate videos unrelated to him having some sort of calamity befall him.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Ivy is the most popular voice-setting to give him.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Caillou's sympathetic qualities tend to go up or down depending on the user. He can be everything from an irredeemable Enfant Terrible to a Jerkass Woobie to something resembling his canon characterization.
    • There are videos where he is in love with Dora and some where they are enemies. (1RedBed's videos serves as an example of the latter.)
  • The Dog Bites Back: Often in Deconstruction videos or videos where Boris is the target.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's 4 years old and sometimes attacks or even kills other people.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Dora tend to be good friends with each other. He also loves his cat, Gilbert.
  • Evil Laugh: "Har-har-har-har-har-ha-ha."
  • Flanderization: In his home series, Caillou is a generally well-meaning kid who has occasional bouts of brattiness when he doesn't get his way or doesn't understand something. In the grounded videos, Caillou throws tantrums at the drop of a hat and is sometimes excessively violent.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Rosie's responsible.
  • Freudian Excuse: His home life isn't exactly the best.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Not as bad as his father but he will throw his trademark temper tantrums for minor things.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Nowhere as mean as Boris but still bratty and pulls pranks on others to make fun of them, but again is the hero who is just naughty.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Caillou tends to bring the punishments he gets at the hand of his parents and peers upon himself.
  • Hulking Out: In this video, Caillou attempts to become a teeth kid in order to get revenge on everyone.
  • In-Series Nickname: Kaylew, Kaylou, K-Low and even Kay-Eye-You / K-I-U, due to text to speech limitations.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: During his better moments, he's this.
  • Jerkass: Short-tempered, violent, politically incorrect, you name it.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Author Avatar acknowledged example. He's mean, but the punishments he gets are too extreme.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Let's see, he pulls deadly pranks, has no problems physically harming women and is racist, why of course he counts.
  • Pet the Dog: For all his nasty behavior, he's not without moments of kindness.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: He's not very tall, but he's able to beat the shit out of people pretty good.
  • Repetitive Name: Some videos have his full name being "Caillou Caillou".
  • Resurrective Immortality: In Samster5677's videos. Sometimes to his advantage, sometimes not.
  • Send in the Clones: Daillou and Baillou will sometimes appear in videos. Sometimes taken Up to Eleven by adding more -aillous, or even one for each letter of the alphabet, except the letter A.note 
  • Series Mascot: Seems to be the unofficial mascot of Grounded videos.
  • Ship Tease: With Dora.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Rosie. Caillou is insane, mean, and vicious, but Rosie is sane, kind, and somewhat of a pushover. Again, these traits of the characters can sometimes be reversed.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He can understand Gilbert's meows.
  • Spoiled Brat: Far more so in the grounded videos than in his home series.
  • Stupid Evil: He likes to cause chaos, even for no reason.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Caillou exits many of his videos having been killed (whether because of a backfired scheme or a Punishment Day), only to return unharmed in later videos.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Often gets this in deconstruction videos or videos in which Boris or Ms. Martin is the target. He also gets this in videos where he gets ungrounded.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In a lot of the deconstruction videos or videos in which Boris gets grounded, he comes off as a bit of a nicer guy. He can also come off this way in Ungrounded videos or in videos where Rosie is the target instead.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Caillou will move heaven and earth to spend a day at Chuck E. Cheese's.
    • He is shown to be fond of beer in several videos.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He likes beer and enjoys assaulting people for fun.
  • Unexplained Recovery: There are a number of videos that end with him severely injured or downright killed only to come back completely fine in the next video.
  • The Unfavorite: His parents clearly favor the relatively more well-behaved Rosie over him.
  • Villain Protagonist: He's the main character of his videos and also the villain.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Whenever he is given the "David" voice, he sounds much older than he actually is.
  • The Woobie: Can be seen as this by ironic fans. Most of the time, his unnecessary groundings and torturous punishment days that are handed out on him are seen as unfair and downright cruel by some viewers.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He may be a troublemaker but he is abused routinely by his parents, especially Boris.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Just ask Rosie, or Clementine and Sarah, or Miss Martin.


Caillou's father, nicknamed Boris, is the most frequent character to punish Caillou and is portrayed as a strict parent who is all too happy to give Caillou a Punishment Day when Caillou goes too far. However, he has been known to go to ludicrous extremes in teaching Caillou a lesson. Usually voiced by Eric, James or Paul.

  • Abusive Parents: One of the biggest examples in the grounded videos, Boris is usually portrayed as a violent Jerkass who hands out increasingly violent and humiliating Punishment Days to Caillou whenever Caillou acts up. Sometimes, it gets to the point that everyone from his wife, his friends, and even Caillou calls him out about it.
  • Adaptational Villainy: A good parent in the original show to an abusive parent in Grounded videos.
  • Angrish: Boris's signature "OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!!!"
  • Archnemesis Dad: Boris is Caillou's father and worst enemy.
  • Ax-Crazy: Boris is often portrayed as borderline psychopathic and willing to attack or ground anyone, not just Caillou.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Caillou's whole existence is this for him.
    • Do not ever ground Caillou for him. That's his job.
  • Big Bad: Of certain deconstruction videos, and of a few users's grounded videos, in which he plays the abusive father to Caillou and/or Rosie who makes their lives hell.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Whenever he says this with his Eric voice, it comes out as a loud, harsh hiss.
  • The Bully: Usually towards his son.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Being one of the most violent out of the parent characters, Boris gets this trope the most often, especially in Deconstruction videos.
  • Depending on the Writer: While Boris is usually portrayed as an amoral Ax-Crazy Jerkass, there are some users who portray Boris as either a man who means well but has trouble watching his temper or even as someone who can actually realize when he's doing something wrong.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Very fond of giving extreme punishments for minor things.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his daughter Rosie, even favoring her above Caillou. But he's just as willing to psychically harm her as he does Caillou if she messes up. (Notice the word "if".)
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • There are certain methods of punishment that even he would not do to Caillou.
    • Boris draws the line at disrespecting people's funerals...Unless it's Caillou's funeral of course.
    • He believes that calling newborn babies stupid is low even for him.
  • Green and Mean: Has a green shirt, and is a murderous lunatic.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He will beat up people at the drop of a hat. Goes Up to Eleven in the Caillou and Boris movie where he murders the Big Bad's wife in cold blood because she accidentally bumped into him.
  • Hate Sink: In the deconstruction videos, or videos where he is the target.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's supposedly the true "hero" of Caillou Gets Grounded Videos, but he really does go too far in his torture.
  • Hulking Out: Boris's alter ego Red Boris when the latter is not a separate character.
  • Jerkass: Ill-tempered and sometimes excessively violent.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Some videos hit at Boris having a nicer side, whether through someone else torturing Caillou beyond the point that he would go to or Caillou having some genuine calamity befall him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Flips between this and Jerk with a Heart of Gold, being more obviously the latter.
  • Karma Houdini: Boris is rarely called out for his overly violent nature or even criminal activity towards Caillou.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In videos in which he is the target.
  • Moral Myopia: A classic example of a parent character being this.
  • Not So Above It All: Boris is often grounded just as harshly as his son when he goes too far or does something every bit as stupid as his son.
  • Offing the Offspring: He has killed Caillou in several "Punishment Day" videos.


Caillou's mother, nicknamed Doris, frequently grounds Caillou (but rarely gives out Punishment Days) and is often Caillou's parent who is present at Caillou's tantrums and misdeeds. She is almost always voiced by Julie.

  • Abusive Parents: She's not usually as violent as Boris, but she still grounds Caillou for excessively long periods of time and only occasionally gives Caillou punishments when sufficiently ticked off.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Even with her standard characterization tending to be less violent and mean than Boris, she is still far and way more rude and harsh than her TV counterpart.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't steal her bow.
    • Don't call her a "Door Head".
    • Don't cheat on her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In a lot of deconstruction videos.
  • Depending on the Writer: Just how patient or violent towards Caillou she is or how nice (or evil) she is tends to vary.
  • The Dragon: Sometimes serves as this to Boris.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She's not fond of being called a doorhead.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Some deconstruction videos involving the Caillou Gets Grounded videos have Doris finally having enough and siding with Caillou when either Boris finally goes off the deep end or Caillou finally calls his parents out on their actions.
  • Ice Queen: Somewhat aloof towards her son and doesn't have so much personality beyond being somebody who agrees with Boris on everything.
  • It Runs in the Family: She and Rosie are both (Mostly in Deconstruction videos) shown to be calmer then their husband and brother, respectively.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Most users depict her as much nicer than Boris, but she still rarely cares about Caillou's well being.
  • Jerkass Realization: If we are to believe that the above characterization is true in some of the deconstruction videos, it's likely that her Heel Face Turns in some of them are brought on by this trope.
  • Mama Bear: Is often portrayed as this in deconstruction videos and videos where either Boris or Ms. Martin is the target.
  • No Sympathy: She's pretty apathetic. Some deconstruction videos or videos in which Boris is the target tend to subvert it.
  • Only Sane Man: On the rare occasion Rosie isn't having this role, she is.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Depending on the Writer, she is sometimes portrayed as more easy to reason with than Boris.
  • Satellite Character: Doesn't have much character beyond being somebody who agrees with most of the things Boris does.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: A common plot in 'Life With/Without [Character]' videos is that Doris leaves after Boris is too harsh on the kids. Of course, things get even worse as soon as she's gone.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Deconstruction videos will often give her a less frosty side.
  • Taking the Kids: Often happens in Deconstruction videos or videos where Boris is the target.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Tends to come off as a bit nicer in the deconstruction videos, and even some unironic videos, where normally she is the more reasonable parent who's willing to at least listen before casting a judgement on her children.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Some videos show her to be fond of McDonald's.
  • Useless Bystander Parent: Will sometimes be portrayed as one in deconstruction videos wherein Boris' abuse gets a point where she grows a spine and stands up to him for Caillou.
  • Women Are Wiser: Doris tends to have a lot more common sense than Boris, is sometimes shown to be a bit more patient with Caillou, and sometimes even has the guts to call out Boris when he goes too far in punishing Caillou.
  • Yes-Man: To Boris.


Caillou's younger sister. Rosie tends to be more well behaved than...pretty much everyone else in her family, but is often the most frequent target of Caillou's schemes. Tends to be voiced by Salli, Ivy or ShyGirl.


Caillou's cat. Even though he doesn't speak in words the rest of Caillou's family can understand him.

  • Cats Are Mean: Downplayed. He's more naughty than actually mean. A rare few videos actually play this straight, with Gilbert taking part in the schemes of other characters or taking part in a Punishment Day.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Of the Silent Snarker variety.
  • Character Tic: Tapping his head with his tail whenever he's thinking.
  • Cute Kitten: May or may not be an actual kitten, but still adorable nonetheless.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Caillou and his family understand his meows.
  • Nice Guy: He's very loyal to Caillou and doesn't question the latter's orders.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A Cute Kitten.
  • Silent Snarker: His meows are sometimes shown in subtitles saying snarky things.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Caillou.
  • The Unintelligible: He only communicates by meowing.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Gilbert is usually represented in the videos as a stock cat character within the various themes, none of which look particularly like him. It's especially evident when Gilbert is played by the stock Cartoon Classics cat character, which is a white fluffy feminine looking cat.

     Caillou's grandparents

Other Caillou Characters

     Ms. Martin

Ms. Martin is Caillou's teacher at school. Much unlike her depiction in the TV show, she is very impatient with her students and will send them to the principal at the drop of a hat. She is almost always voiced by Kate.

     Leo, Clementine and Sarah

As they are in the actual Caillou series, Leo, Sarah, and Clementine are three of Caillou's classmates who commonly appear in "Caillou Gets Grounded" videos that take place at school. It would probably be a stretch to call them Caillou's friends here, but they are still (and quite often, depending on the user) sometimes portrayed that way.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: As to be expected by now.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Caillou's friends in their original show, but now they are bullies to Caillou.
  • Asian Rudeness: Sarah is Asian and mean.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Never call Leo a ginger.
    • Don't call Clementine the N-word unless you want to be tattled on.
  • The Bully: They are always picking on Caillou.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not that they don't deserve it.
  • The Chew Toy: All three are frequent targets of Caillou's schemes. They almost always have it coming because of the way they treat Caillou.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether or not they are actually friends with Caillou seems to vary. They can either actually be Caillou's friends, whether they misbehave with him or will blow the whistle on him when Caillou causes trouble, or they can hate Caillou's guts just like everyone else.
  • The Dividual: They mostly appear together (most notably in classroom scenes) and are either there to be Caillou's best friends (and ditch him when ever they get a chance) or be bullies to him. Even their standards listed below are similar.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In some videos, Leo has the nickname of Ginger gaylord.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: And it's often Caillou's idiocy that gets to them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Leo thinks that making fun of redheads goes too far.
    • Clementine is mean but she draws the line at black people being discriminated.
  • Evil Redhead: Leo has red hair and is a jerk.
  • Gang of Bullies: The three of them are always seen together and they insult Caillou frequently.
  • Good Is Not Nice: They are supposedly on the side on good, but each of them are awful friends to Caillou.
  • Grumpy Bear: All three of them can be pretty sullen from time to time.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: They attempt to stop Caillou, but even he could look like a saint in comparison to them.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Sometimes they'll be friends with Caillou, sometimes they are his enemies.
  • Ice Queen: Clementine and Sarah.
  • In-Series Nickname: Some videos will give Leo the nickname of Ginger Gaylord or some sort of derogatory term for redheaded people.
  • It Runs in the Family: Clementine's Mom is sometimes shown to have as much of a temper problem as her daughter.
  • Jerkass: They love to tell Caillou how much they hate him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Yes, they are assholes, but a lot of the stuff they do chew out Caillou for (E.G. A spoiled brat, a troublemaker, a racist) are true.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Even though they often get away with picking on Caillou, there are some occasions where they're punished for their actions.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Especially towards Caillou.
  • Living Prop: Unless they are central to the videos plot, they largely serve as this in Caillou's classroom scenes, especially the girls.
  • Moral Myopia: They don't like when Caillou makes fun of their appearance, yet they are fine with attacking him for being bald.
  • Not So Above It All: Leo is sometimes willing to be just as much of a troublemaker as Caillou, to the point where he's teamed up with the latter to cause trouble on a few occasions.
  • Redhead In Green: Leo.
  • Repetitive Name: There are some videos that imply that Clementine's full name is Clementine Clementine.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Clementine's GoAnimate incarnation could give her counterpart in the cartoon a run for her money.
  • Ship Tease: Clementine and Sarah tend to get this with Leo.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Clementine and Sarah get hurt semi-often.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Will tattle on Caillou the second he does something wrong.
  • Teacher's Pet: All three of them are sometimes portrayed as Miss Martin's favorite students, especially Leo. Sometimes they are even shown conspiring with Miss Martin to humiliate Caillou together.
  • Terrible Trio: Always seen together, and they verbally abuse Caillou.
    • Took a Level in Kindness: On the other hand, a significant number of videos where they appear tends to have them as actual friends who show true kindness towards Caillou. Ironically, in these videos, Rosie, Boris or Daisy are often the target instead.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Sarah and Clementine are the girls, and Leo is the guy.
  • With Friends Like These...: Even in videos where they actually seem to be friends with Caillou, the minute Caillou does something stupid they will be sure to tell someone and get him grounded.

     Mr. Hinkle

Caillou's neighbor, Mr. Hinkle is commonly portrayed as a fairly cranky old man who isn't always happy to see Caillou, in stark contrast to the reasonably friendly man he is canonically. He is another of Caillou's most frequent targets for trouble-making.

     Clementine's Mom

Clementine's Mom is usually shown to be the principal at Caillou's school, and as such, she is one of the people Caillou meets the most often at school. She is almost always voiced by Kimberly.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Probably gets this the least as far as the Caillou characters go (she's more exasperated and strict than an outright Jerkass), but she's still significantly more harsh than she is canonically.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Her eyes are shown like this.
  • Black Boss Lady: The principal at the school and is black.
  • Dean Bitterman: While not usually portrayed as evil like Miss Martin, she is easily exasperated by Caillou and the things he does at school and largely ignores anything Miss Martin does to him or anyone else.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether or not she's a mean principal or not depends on the user.
  • Fan Nickname: She is sometimes called Sonia.
  • Green and Mean: Wears a green shirt, although she isn't as bad as most adult characters.
  • It Runs in the Family: She is shown to have just as much of a temper problem as her daughter.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Caillou is a legitimate trouble maker, though any sympathy that can be given to her for that would be cancelled out by her tendencies to expel him or suspend him at the drop of a hat.
  • No Name Given: Unlike Boris and Doris, there is no adopted name for her in the grounded videos.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Some videos depict her as being one.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Downplayed, but she tends to get exasperated and snarky easily.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: On the other hand, she is often portrayed as more reasonable and thoughtful than the teachers, and will sometimes help Caillou out when he's being treated unfairly.

     Billy Clementine

Clementine's older brother.

     Claire and Derek Tubler 
Leo's parents, who commonly appear in videos where Leo is the one getting grounded.

  • Jerkass: Nearly goes without saying.

     Classic Caillou
How he appears on the Caillou TV Show
In videos where Caillou is a good guy, some video makers introduce his beige-shirted design from the early seasons of the show as a separate character. In comparison to 'Modern' Caillou, Classic Caillou is often even worse than Caillou, and tends to get into even more trouble as a result. YouTubers like RackAnimate sometimes feature Caillou as a protagonist, and Classic Caillou as the main antagonist. In comparatively-few videos, Classic Caillou is also considered to be good.

Original Caillou-related Characters

     Boris the Teeth Guy

Whether as a transformation of Boris or as a separate person, Boris the Teeth Guy stays the same: A completely red version of Boris with enlarged facial features who is incredibly violent, excessively foul-mouthed, and even racist who regularly punishes everybody, not just Caillou.

     Green Boris

The logical opposite of Boris the Teeth Guy, Green Boris is Boris's always-positive and overly happy counterpart. Obsessed with buns for some reason, Green Boris tends to get into trouble from irritating others as a result of his unbridled kindness and joy. He doesn't mean it though.


Daisy is the younger sister of Caillou and Rosie who is featured in several GoAnimate series. While her age varies depending on the user, she often gets into more trouble than both her elder brother and sister combined, and has been on the receiving end of several punishment days. Usually voiced by Emma.

  • Ax-Crazy: Possibly gets this from her father.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Could even give Caillou a run for his money.
  • Canon Foreigner: Like Daillou and Boris the Teeth Guy, she is an original GoAnimate Character who didn't appear in the original show.
  • Cute and Psycho: Pretty cute in appearance but she's audacious and violent.
  • Enfante Terrible: In most of her appearances in videos. Most of the time, she actually surpasses both her siblings' misdeeds in terms of audacity and sheer violence.
  • Evil Brit: Has a British accent in some videos.
  • Evil Redhead / Fiery Redhead: Like her sister, Rosie, but worse.
  • Green and Mean: Daisy is violent, crazy, raving, and wears a green shirt.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Wears an eye-bleedingly bright green button-up shirt over a bright magenta skirt and dark blue high heels.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Seems to run in the family.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In Matt TheGoAnimator's videos, Daisy shares Rosie's hatred of Mexicans and anything Mexican.
  • Third-Person Person: She speaks this way by some users, for example, "Daisy agree with Rosie."
  • Those Two Guys: Some interpretations of Daisy place her as the twin sister of Cody, and the two often appear together in stories featuring them.
  • Unexplained Accent: The rest of her family is Canadian but speak in American accents, but she has a British accent.
  • What an Idiot!: Most of the trouble she ends up in is the fault of her own stupidity, as she frequently makes poor decisions such as breaking things, breaking into buildings, deleting her brother's internet accounts and other such misdemeanours.

Cody's younger sister, Emily is the purple-haired younger sibling of Cody, and in most videos where she appears is the youngest member of the Caillou family. Depending on whether Daillou is present, she's either Caillou's fifth or sixth sibling.

  • Odd Name Out: Out of Caillou's sisters, (Rosie, Daisy, Emily and Lily) Emily is normally the only sister not to be named after a plant.
  • Only Sane Man: Appears to almost never get into trouble, and normally appears on the receiving end of her two elder sisters' malice. When she does cause trouble, it can be catastrophic.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Emily has vivid magenta hair.

Daillou as depicted in SolitaireJoker's videos

Daillou is a twin of Caillou who is featured in several videos, usually as either a 'kinder' counterpart to Caillou or a friend who Caillou can misbehave and scheme with. Unlike Caillou, Daillou wears a red shirt. One of Daillou's most famous portrayals is that of the user SolitaireJoker, where Daillou is a big time "bad boy" Kidanova.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: He behaves like a "bad boy" in Solitaire Joker's videos, and says that girls adore him.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Daillou is a goofy sex maniac but he nearly wins his brawl with Boris in "Caillou's Teenhood".
  • Body Horror: In "Caillou's Teenhood", his head is abnormally shaped, and his ear is twisted on the bottom of his head.
  • Canon Foreigner: Another original GoAnimate character.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Daillou's red shirt as opposed to Caillou's yellow shirt. Most other "long lost twin brothers" of Caillou tend to have their own shirt colors as well, to distinguish them from the real Caillou.
  • Dirty Kid: In Solitaire Joker's videos, he is a self-proclaimed "sexy" kid who knows a lot about sex, seeing as how he had to teach a grown man how to get laid.
  • Expy: In Solitaire Joker and Isaac Anderson's Caillou's Teenhood, he lacks his bad boy personality, and instead is a wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking expy, complete with text-to-speech voice.
  • Flat Character: Daillou is often simply a duplicate of Caillou distinguished only by his different colored shirt. A select few users (such as Solitaire Joker) do try to set Daillou apart from Caillou himself by giving him his own quirks and ways that he rolls. (In the case of the specifically cited user, Daillou is a stereotypical "bad boy" with a scar on his face.)
  • Handicapped Badass: In "Caillou's Teenhood", he's shown in a wheelchair but he still puts up a good battle against Boris. He may have lost the fight, but hey.
  • Informed Attractiveness: In the Solitaire Joker videos. He is said by many characters including himself to be "sexy", but he just looks like Caillou with a red shirt and a scar. Caillou in question is called ugly by characters in-universe too, although that may be just because of his Butt-Monkey status.
  • Kidanova: All the ladies love him. He even calls himself "sexy".
  • Leitmotif: In Solitaire Joker's videos, every time he starts talking, "Sexyback" plays in the background.
  • Long-Lost Uncle Aesop: Daillou tends to be introduced this way when he starts getting featured in a user's grounded videos.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: In "Solitaire Joker" videos, he's a funny guy who has sex with many different women.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The In-between to Rosie's Nice and Caillou's Mean.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Daillou doesn't act like his goofy sex maniac self in "Caillou's Teenhood" and is much more serious, due to being injured by Boris. His Leitmotif of "Sexyback" doesn't play when he talks, either.
  • Palette Swap: Daillou and any other -aillou characters tend to be this. Daillou is just the most notable one.
  • Perpetual Expression: In "Caillou's Teenhood", his face is perpetually in an expression of pain due to the awful abuse that Boris gave him.
  • Really Gets Around: Solitaire Joker's videos claim that he has had sex with a lot of women.
  • Red Is Heroic: His shirt is red, but whether or not he's a hero depends on the user.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Other times Daillou is just suddenly there with Caillou's family without much explanation.
  • Unfortunate Names: Daillou, which sounds like "die-you" if pronounced the usual way of pronouncing Caillou's name.

And the Uolliac and the Uolliac and the Uolliac WEEA-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-AH

Caillou's bizarro counterpart whose antics defy all explanation. Uolliac's exact origins are a mystery, but one thing's for certain; whenever it shows up and no matter what form it takes, things will get weird and fast. He is voiced by Jennifer.

  • Broken Record: A common trait with the Uolliac and the Uolliac and the Uolliac and the Uolliac...
  • Canon Foreigner: Quite obviously, the Uolliac is an original character created in these videos.
  • Canon Immigrant: An unusual example contained entirely within the grounded videos: Uolliac originated as a deformed version of Caillou used in the satirical videos by NotSmirks. The fandom took a shining to the character, however and wound up making the Uolliac into the character that he is in the grounded videos now.
  • Chaotic Neutral: Despite constantly warping everything around him, the Uolliac doesn't usually harbor any ill-will to the people he bumps into. (But people do get caught up in the Uolliac's and the Uolliac's and the Uolliac's warping.)
  • Clone by Conversion: Rarely seen in a few deleted videos, such as to an unlucky security guard in a video titled "Five Nights At Uolliac's 2" which was deleted.
  • Crossdressing Voices: "Oh no my voice is still Jennifer WEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH."
  • Excrement Statement: Uolliac is seen pooping on people a lot.
  • Gonk: While some depictions of the Uolliac simply have him as a constantly crying duplicate of Caillou, other depictions have him (or other versions of him anyway) as highly deformed versions of Caillou.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Uolliac completely shatters the laws of physics by seemingly the simple act of existing, considers temperatures hotter than the sun to be too cold, and comes in a wide-variety of bizarre forms. It's implied there's a whole species of Uolliac.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not strawberry shortcake it's strayberry strayberry strayberry strayberry strayberry shtcake a-a-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-aah!!!
  • Perpetual Frowner: 90% of the time it's crying for seemingly no reason.
  • Reality Warper: It's mere existence seems to warp time and space around it.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Its name is a backwards version of "Caillou".
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Though he lacks it in his name, he never announces his presence merely as "Uolliac", but "the Uolliac".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Strayberry strayberry strayberry shtcake. Also seems fond of McDonald's.
  • Verbal Tic: Several, but most notably "And the Uolliac and the Uolliac and the Uolliac" and "WEEA-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-AH".


Caillou's son in the now-terminated Isaac Anderson videos, and the younger sibling of Caillou and Rosie (and Daisy in the "Matt The GoAnimator" videos) in some other users' videos.

  • Baby Talk: Spoke this way in the terminated "Crystalpeg" videos.
  • Bald of Awesome: Downplayed on "Awesome", but he usually isn't shown to be as much as a troublemaker as his older siblings.
  • Bald of Evil: Downplayed on "Evil", but he can be mischievous. Nowhere near as bad as Caillou is, though.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the original Caillou show.
  • Morality Pet: To Caillou in the Isaac Anderson videos. He's probably the only person Caillou was never mean to.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: He adds emphasis on every word he says in Matt The GoAnimator's videos.
  • Red Is Heroic: Red can be seen on some parts of his clothes. How heroic he is does depends on the user, however - most interpretations of the character as of 2018 have him wearing blue, in fact.
  • Third-Person Person: In the Isaac Anderson videos, he has this form of speech.
  • Verbal Tic: In Matt The GoAnimator videos, Cody. Tends. To. Say. Every. Word. With. Emphasis.

Dora and related characters

     Marquez Family 


Dora is the other most popular grounding victim in the grounded videos. Much like Caillou, she regularly misbehaves for a multitude of different reasons before inevitably getting busted and grounded. Despite interacting with Caillou frequently, most of the videos involving her have their own set of characters for Dora to interact with. Many of Dora's videos take place at school, where Dora pulls pranks, picks on other students like star student Gina, and makes messes that get her grounded. She is voiced by Kayla or Julie.

  • Freudian Excuse: Her reason for troublemaking is her parents abusing her.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong/Hoist by His Own Petard: Dora's school pranks tend to backfire on her horribly, whether directly or indirectly.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her parents call her "Dora The Motherfucking (or Mexican) Explorer."
  • Informed Ability: Dora's trademark exploring is largely ignored unless it's the focus of the plot of a grounded video.
  • Jerkass: Like all troublemakers.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Dora is a troublemaker, though she can be sympathized with because of how unfair she gets treated.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Mean to other students and is constantly pranking them.
  • Mean Boss: Often is this towards Boots if he's present in a video.
  • Never My Fault: In samster5677's videos, Dora is convinced that Gina deserves all the attacks that she has been given and that she (Dora) shouldn't be punished for it. Later videos has her convinced that all of her punishments are this and that her mother treats her unfairly. To be quite fair, it's hard to tell who is in the right in that case.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Lots of characters get spooked by her actions, even if they aren't so bad.
  • Pet the Dog: Dora is evil, but does have kind moments.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Dora the Motherfucking Explorer".
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite being a little girl, Dora is capable of hospitalizing people she beats up, moving large objects like 1,500 pound balls with ease, and destroying buildings single-handedly. (Though the last case is seen across many troublemakers.)
  • The Prankster: Dora has an affinity for pulling pranks, almost all of which backfire on her spectacularly.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Dora gets injured by her own tricks at times.
  • Super-Strong Child: She can life heavy objects and is able to break people's bones easily.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Often gets this in deconstruction videos or videos involving her where she isn't the target.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While she's already much more unpleasant than her canon counterpart, the user adamkleinschmidt2003's portrayal of Dora, who was notable as one of the Grounded genre's biggest Jerkass Woobies in many of his early videos, acts a lot less sympathetic and much more unrepentant/belligerent when caught in later videos.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Deconstruction videos, or videos involving her where she isn't the target, she comes off as a bit nicer.

     Mami and Papi Marquez

Dora's mother and father, nicknamed Elena or Veena, is the most common character seen to punish Dora. She is shown to have a Hair-Trigger Temper and is annoyed fairly easily, and sometimes crosses the line when punishing her daughter. Dora's father, who is often nicknamed Miguel or Cole, is shown to be marginally less harsh, but still plenty verbally abusive to Dora.

  • Abusive Parents: In several videos, but most notably Samster5677's series. Mami in particular is often shown to be an extremely abusive mother who is quick to ground Dora the second she screws up and sometimes will even tell Dora to her face that she wishes Dora were dead.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the original show, Mami and Papi are shown to be level-headed parents who show great enthusiasm in Dora's exploring. However, in the videos, they are shown to hate Dora's exploring and downright hate Dora to the point they wish she never existed.
  • Adaptational Villainy: It's to be expected, since they are the parents of a troublemaker in this series.
  • Angrish: Like Boris, Mami and Papi are shown to use "OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!!!" when giving out to Dora. Because of Cole's thick Spanish accent, his rendition of this phrase sounds more like "OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK OCK!!!" instead.
  • Ax-Crazy: Most of the Punishment Day videos involving Mami portray her as this.
  • Badass Mustache: Miguel/Cole has one.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Elenanote 
  • Berserk Button: Dora's trademark exploring is a big pet peeve of theirs.
  • Boomerang Bigot: They often attack Dora for being Mexican, despite also being Mexican.
  • The Bully: They both are well known for their abuse of their daughter.
  • Catchphrase: "Dora the Mexican/Motherfucking Explorer!"
  • Depending on the Writer: Some users show them as okay parents, but most others show them as evil ones.
  • Distaff Counterpart: They are both respectively ones to Boris and Doris.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: In some videos, they are shown to have gone to college with Boris and Doris.
  • Expy: Mami is very similar to Boris in ways, right down to the point where she sometimes has a "Teeth Girl" variant or shipped with him. Likewise, Papi is the Doris expy.
  • Fan Nickname: Elena and Veena are sometimes used as Mami's two nicknames, given she has no name. Miguel is the name typically given to Papi, though the name Cole is sometimes used as well.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Elena
  • He Who Fights Monsters: They attempt to strike down Dora's villainy, even though they're just as mean as she is.
  • Hypocrite: Some videos have them both insult Dora for being Hispanic, even though they are also Hispanic.
  • Jerkass: They're abusive, unsympathetic, and racist to Mexicans.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Mami and Papi aren't incorrect about Dora's brattiness.
  • Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico: Miguel.
  • Makeup Is Evil: Elena/Veena is an abusive mom who wears lipstick.
  • Never My Fault: Elena in samster5677's videos can take this to extremes as some of Dora's actions are caused by Elena making sure that Dora's life is as miserable as possible, then being shocked when Dora responds explosively.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: They are kinda creepy.
  • Satellite Character: Cole doesn't get much characterization beyond agreeing with Mami on something.
  • Spicy Latina: Elena/Veena
  • Tautological Templar: They have their moments.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They're almost always seen standing next to each other and they are Abusive Parents.
  • Unexplained Accent: Mami talks in a faint Indian accent.
  • The Unintelligible: Most of Papi's typical voices are ones intended for Spanish dialogue, causing his dialogue to be so thickly accented that most users caption it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They inflict agonizing Punishment Days on Dora whenever she messes up.

     Abuela Marquez

Dora's grandmother, who commonly serves as both the enabler and the Foil to Dora's actions, and is commonly seen when Dora commits a misdeed or tantrum, as well as being seen in punishment days. She is voiced by Soledad.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Much like her daughter, Abuela is shown to be constantly rude to Dora.
  • Adaptational Villainy: She's a Cool Old Lady in Dora's original show, but not here.
  • Berserk Button: Never call her fat.
  • Butt-Monkey: A victim of Dora's schemes.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Usually, everyone refers to Abuela by "Abuela" as Dora's grandmother, much like in canon.
  • Fan Nickname: If she does have a name given to her, however, Soledad is usually the name given to her if so chosen by the user. (The name coming from Abuela's usual voice setting.)
  • Fat Bastard: Abuela is shown to be extremely heavyset and apathetic to things going on around her until Dora raises a stink. After which, she gets every bit as violent as Mami and Papi.
  • Grumpy Old Man: She's strict and rude.
  • Jerkass: Ridiculously strict, impolite, and apathetic.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Abuela makes good points on occasion.
  • The Mean Brit: Some videos will show her with a British accent.
  • No Sympathy: She's apathetic to everything around her until Dora does something bad.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She's often rather mean spirited.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender
  • Unexplained Accent: Her second most popular voice "Catherine" is a British voice, while her daughter, granddaughter and son in-law have Spanish or American accents (sometimes Indian for her daughter).
  • The Unintelligible: One of her most popular voice setting is Soledad, which is a full-on Spanish accent. Due to this, Abuela is commonly subtitled for the audience.


Despite the animal characters largely being not present in the grounded videos, Boots still makes appearances from time to time.

Another of the animal characters who will appear in the Dora videos if so chosen by the user.

  • Adaptational Badass: Is a far more capable character here than in his home series.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Swiper was merely a kleptomaniac with sympathetic qualities in the original Dora the Explorer series. In the grounded videos, however, Swiper has no qualms about actually hurting Dora and is sometimes genuinely malicious.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the main series, Swiper would never go as far as killing Dora.
  • Demoted to Extra: Like Boots, Swiper only appears every so often in the grounded videos, usually only when a video's plot requires him to be there.
  • Jerkass: He often exhibits genuine malice in the grounded videos. (Especially towards Dora.)
  • Malevolent Masked Man
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: Well duh, he's the Trope Namer.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no qualms with harming Dora.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kills Dora or just hurts her often.


A blue train, often stated to be "fake" for one reason or another. Because of this, he's often shown as a target for grounding in Thomas-related videos.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Like all the other troublemakers.
  • Berserk Button: As this video shows, he HATES being called slow.
  • Body Horror: Insomuch as it can apply to a train. He often gets recycled into other, more mundane trains.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is often bullied by other train characters.
  • Jerkass Woobie: He is an abrasive character, but with everyone picking on him and calling him a "fake train", can you really blame him?
  • Special Effects Failure: Because of the limitations of GoAnimate, he's often portrayed as a white-skinned human with a blue and cyan gi, blue hair, a blue chef's hat, and gray shoes; similar to the Thomas & Friends characters whenever they appear.

Original Dora-related characters

     Miss Christina

In lieu of having Miss Martin as her teacher at school, Dora has her own teacher in the form of Miss Christina. She is commonly depicted as an African-American woman in a red dress with white ruffles who is frequently exasperated with Dora's actions and pranks. She is voiced by Amy.

  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not misbehave in her class.
    • May God have mercy on your soul if you call her the n-word.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dora's pranks tend to influence Miss Christina in many negative ways.
  • Canon Foreigner: An original GoAnimate character.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Downplayed. While she often uses "fuck", it is often when she is mad, and hardly uses it when in a normal attitude.
  • Depending on the Writer: Her appearance tends to differentiate between users and even people who use her. Examples include if her dress has a halterneck-like strap or fluff, alongside a pink bangle on her right arm or not. Her shade of hair color, while usually chocolate brown, also differentiates at random.
  • Happy Holidays Dress: Her dress has a very "Mrs. Claus"-esque design to it, right down to the white fluff at the hems.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Any sympathy can be given to her since Dora is a true jerk.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Miss Christina is a firm, crude teacher but she doesn't really deserve what Dora does to her.
  • The Mean Brit: Downplayed. A better teacher than Miss Martin, but still kinda mean. And she's British.
  • Sadist Teacher: Somewhat downplayed, surprisingly enough. By and large, Miss Cristina is far less of an Evil Teacher than Miss Martin, and, despite not liking Dora very much, usually treats Dora the same as the other students until Dora causes trouble. However, she does have her moments where she actively antagonizes Dora, though they happen less often than Miss Martin.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Miss Christina is put on the receiving end of pain caused by Dora's tricks.
  • Stern Teacher: Very strict to her students, especially Dora.
  • Teacher's Pet: Gina Delgado is her favorite student, to Dora's chagrin.

     Gina Delgado

Gina Delgado is the favourite student of Miss Christina as commonly depicted in several videos. In comparison to Dora, Gina is shown to be an extremely intelligent, polite and hardworking child, and as such, she is rarely seen being punished or grounded. Due to this, Dora is commonly shown to harbour a grudge against her because Gina often snitches on Dora, and is constantly shown attempting to find several ways to dethrone Gina from her spot.

  • The Ace: She gets A's in every single subject. She even once got a 4.0 GPA.
  • Always Someone Better: Is this to Dora.
  • Canon Foreigner: Another original GoAnimate character.
  • The Chew Toy: As mentioned above, there are several videos where Gina is victim to actions committed by Dora to the point where she is even seen being killed.
  • Designated Villain: Seen as this to Dora, when she is in question a much nicer and hardworking student than her.
  • Iron Woobie
  • Nice Girl: Very well-mannered and nice. She doesn't always blow her stack when wronged like everyone else does outside of rare occasions, and she rarely rubs her high-ranking status as a school student in Dora's face at all.
  • Not So Above It All: There are those rare videos where she isn't quite so nice and is even the troublemaker.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of most of the characters in the "Dora Gets Grounded" series, Gina is one of the nicest characters, and is rarely seen screwing up or getting grounded. However, it is not uncommon to see videos of her being killed or being The Chew Toy to Dora's actions.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She is the often the butt of Dora's pranks. And even if she's not the main target of Dora's tricks, she'll still get injured by them.
  • The Stool Pigeon: She's always snitching on Dora.
  • Teacher's Pet: In comparison to Dora, she is the favoured student of Miss Christina.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: No matter how many times she is killed, she is almost always seen alive in future videos.
  • The Woobie: Since she's the only sane character who gets killed or pranked by Dora.

The Glover Family


     Little Bill Glover

Completing the "baby show character" trifecta in the grounded videos is Little Bill. Much like Caillou and Dora, Little Bill's characterization as a curious youngster intrigued by the world around him is ignored in favor of him making his peers lives a living you-know-what which, of course, leads to his grounding.

     Big Bill and Brenda Glover

Big Bill and Brenda, as in actual canon, are Little Bill's parents, and, as such are the ones who ground and punish Little Bill the most often whenever Little Bill acts up in these videos.

     April and Bobby 

     Grandma Alice 

The Johnson family

     Gianna Johnson 

Gianna Johnson is the third child of Paul and Susan and not much younger than her older siblings. However, she is very bratty and also abusive. Despite her age, she still likes Strawberry Shortcake.

The Smith family


     Eric Smith

Eric Smith tends to be regarded as the main character of the Smith family grounded videos, despite not always being the one getting grounded. His typical depiction is that of a bespectacled red-haired boy wearing a blue shirt and green shorts. Some videos have him owning a Latios that helps around the house or punishes troublemakers.

     David Smith

The presumably older sibling of both Eric and Ivy, and is one of the main characters of the Smith family grounded videos, and the most frequent target for grounding. He looks almost identical to his brother, the only differences are that David is depicted as being taller, having brown hair instead of red, lacking glasses. He wears a cyan and red collared shirt with a red stripe in the middle, denim blue shorts, and light blue shorts.

     Ivy Smith

The younger sibling of Eric and David, and is one of the main characters of the Smith family grounded videos, and the second-most frequent grounding victim. Her typical appearance is that of a Animesque Lil' Peepz character with pink bob-cut hair and amber eyes (although her eye shape differs throughout models) wearing a pink headband and a pink Sailor Fuku.

     Diesel and Kate Smith

The parents of the aforementioned characters above, and the main parents of the Smith family grounded video. Kate is depicted as a tall brunette-haired woman wearing pink spectacles, a blue layered shirt, jeans and light blue heels. Diesel is depicted as a fairly heavyset red haired man with red glasses, a green polo shirt, and jeans.

The Smith family pet. As his name suggests, he is a Latios. Has a younger sister named Latias.

Latios's younger sister and the other family pet of the Smiths by certain video makers.

The Cooks

     Warren Cook

Loosely based on a real life person, Warren Cook is the name given to the Mac Guy default character. Warren is a character who loves Disney (to the detriment of his father Alan) and has a penchant for making fake VHS openings. He is voiced by Brian.

  • Butt-Monkey: Warren never hears the end of it when it comes to his VHS openings.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm going to make the VHS opening to [Insert film or TV series here] from [Year], Real, not fake."
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Warren takes his fake VHS openings very seriously.
  • Companion Cube: His fake VHS openings.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Often in videos where Alan is the target.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Without fail, Warren will get grounded for making any sort of fake VHS opening.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Subverted.
  • Missing Mom: Warren's mother is never seen.
  • Nice Guy: Much like Macusoper, he can come off as this in videos that don't have him as the target. And even then, he's not as bad as other troublemakers in the videos that do have him as the target.
  • Reality Subtext: Warren is loosely based on a user/troll the GoAnimate community had a fight with some years back of the same name and the same hobby.
  • Recurring Extra: Across many videos.
  • Serious Business: When it comes to his fake VHS openings.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Warren can and has been killed just for making fake VHS openings, only to return every time.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Sometimes, he has been praised for his editing skills, and occasionally gets a good score on a test or behaviour card day.
  • You All Look Familiar: Being one of the stock models of the program, plenty of characters that look like him appear in several non-related videos, although the model is generally well known for being Warren Cook's.

     Alan Cook

Alan, Warren Cook's father and the Foil to Warren, routinely stops Warren from making his fake VHS openings and inevitably grounds Warren for doing so. Unlike Warren, Alan hates Disney and will restrict Warren's access to things made by the company the first chance he gets.

  • Abusive Parents: Not only does Alan ground Warren for the fairly innocuous activity of making fake VHS openings, but usually Alan will also punish Warren by making him give up all his Disney related material, making Warren wear nappies, and/or having Warren's friends come to yell at Warren.
  • Berserk Button: He hates Disney and fake VHS openings.
  • The Bully: Like all parents in the GoAnimate universe.
  • Encyclopaedic Knowledge: He knows the correct release date of every film Warren makes a fake VHS opening of, even for the most unheard of films.
  • Fan Hater: Alan does not understand why Warren likes Disney, and the first thing he'll do when punishing Warren is take away all of his Disney related merchandise.
  • Holier Than Thou: Like every adult in the GoAnimate world.
  • Hunk: He uses the model of the default "muscled" base character, albeit with the shirt color changed to cyan (sometimes various other shades of blue, too).
  • Jerkass: Since nearly every parent character has this personality, it is to be expected.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Many Deconstruction videos are fond of this trope.
  • Tautological Templar
  • You All Look Familiar: As mentioned above, his model is a Palette Swap of one of the stock models of the program.

     Wardrobe Cooking/Warrun Cookie
The Uolliac version of Warren, Wardrobe Cooking (also known as Warrun Cookie) appears in several satirical and unironic videos alike. Like Uolliac, he first debuted in NotSmirk's video series.
  • Berserk Button: DO NOT disrespect his opinion.
  • Big "NO!": Prone to doing this, even in unfitting moments.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Constantly thins out of existence in some videos.
  • Depending on the Writer: His design varies from user to user, some using the design used in the picture provided, others either using Warren Cook's normal model with his facial features rotated or simply having normal Warren Cook crying constantly like the Uolliac and the Uolliac and the Uolliac.
  • Distressed Dude: In a few videos, he's treated like an artifact that must be saved from unusual locations.
  • Flanderization: He's basically the Flanderized version of Warren, but given some powers that make him equal to Uolliac.
  • Gag Nose: Has a huge nose which dominates half his face.
  • Gonk: Along with his over-sized nose, Cooking has an upside down mouth, and either has tiny beady eyes or eyes really close together, unlike other characters.
  • Recurring Extra: Tends to appear a lot in Uolliac-themed videos.
  • Verbal Tic: Whereas Uolliac has "WEEA-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-AH", Cooking has "NO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O".
  • You All Look Familiar: It's Warren/Mac Guy, but with a distorted face.

The Dawson Gals

     Erika Dawson

One of the two Dawson sisters, Erika is the more soft-spoken of the two and wears glasses. Erika is the sibling most commonly portrayed as the well-behaved one, though she has had her share of trouble-making.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Some depictions of Erika have her like this, such as in the picture on the right.
  • Cat Girl: In Rangeltoons' videos.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether Erika is the main trouble-maker of her videos or Zara is. For example, in Adult Mall and Colonel Michael's videos, Erika can be a Jerkass to Zara, but in Cartoonist Kid's videos, Erika was kind-hearted, sweet, flirty, and cute.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Zara's foolish.
  • Meganekko: She's an attractive looking girl with glasses.
  • Nice Girl: Whenever she isn't the trouble maker, she is a sweet girl.
  • Not So Above It All: She is far from immune from getting grounded or just being a Jerkass, perhaps even more so than Eric Smith.

     Zara Dawson

The other of the two Dawson siblings. Zara is commonly portrayed as the more rambunctious and troublesome of the two, and is very much a Valley Girl. She does have her moments of maturity though, particularly whenever Erika is the troublesome sibling.

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter
  • Butt-Monkey/The Chew Toy: Not much goes right for her.
  • Cat Girl: In Rangeltoons.
  • Depending on the Writer: As with Erika, whether Zara is the trouble-maker causing trouble for Erika or is Erika's victim tends to vary among users.
  • Foil: To Erika. Though their roles as the grounding victim tend to be remarkably interchangeable.
  • Exiled from Continuity: This version of Zara is non-canon to the official Zack series, as the Zara in that series is voiced as Kayla, and isn't as bratty as this version. Furthermore, she has been shown to be in a relationship with Derek, who in the official Zack series actually hates Derek as he has been bullying her brother Zack.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Erika's responsible.
  • Green and Mean: Most of her clothing consists of green, and she's by far the meaner one of the two.
  • Jerkass: In the videos where she actually is the troublemaker. And even then, she's more naughty than her sister Erika.

The Busters

     Macusoper Busters

Macusoper Busters is the name given to the default bodyguard character included in the program. Macusoper is the teenage son to the PC Guy, nicknamed Diesel Busters, and is shown to constantly be getting in trouble at school, whether on purpose or for reasons beyond his control.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Macusoper is usually shown to be the least popular kid at school. Even his teacher and principal seem to hold a grudge against him for whatever reason.
  • Butt-Monkey: Big time. Some of the trouble he gets into at school isn't even his fault and he'll still get suspended.
  • Cool Shades: He wears sunglasses.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Often in videos where Diesel Busters is the target.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A few users have him be easy to lose his temper. (Oftentimes his peers bait him into doing so just to get him in trouble.)
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice
  • Missing Mom: Much like Warren Cook, Macusoper's mother is not usually seen. Subverted as some users do give him a mother.
  • Nice Guy: Is sometimes portrayed as this in videos that don't have him as the target.
  • No Indoor Voice: One of several characters to have the Kidaroo voice setting as his usual voice.
  • Original Generation: A wholly original character.
  • Palette Swap: Some videos feature different versions of Macusoper, such as one clad in yellow called "Pacusoper".
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Often gets this in videos where he isn't the target.
  • The Woobie: He always gets in trouble for things that aren't even his fault, so he's quite pitiable.
  • You All Look Familiar: Being one of the stock characters included with the program, plenty of bodyguard characters that look like Macusoper have come and gone.

     Diesel Busters

Diesel Busters is a name given to the default PC Guy character included in the program. Diesel is the father of Macusoper Busters and, of course, is not the best father to him.

     Nice Diesel Busters AKA Diesel The Calming PC Guy
A Good Counterpart of Diesel Busters who sometimes appears when the normal version of Diesel is portrayed as an antagonist.

The Read Family

     Arthur Timothy Read

While not featuring as prominently in the grounded videos as Caillou, Dora, or even Little Bill, (and despite not technically being a "baby show character") Arthur is another fairly frequently appearing kid's show character in the grounded videos. As can be expected, he's not the Nice Guy that he is in his show and regularly causes trouble in the videos that he appears in.

     Dora Winfred "D.W." Read

D.W. is, of course, Arthur's younger sister. Crazy as it sounds, she is fairly rarely portrayed as a trouble-maker and instead is usually Arthur's target for trouble-making.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Odd as it may seem, D.W. actually comes off as the most tolerable out of the Reads instead of the other way around.
  • Berserk Button: Do not feed her spinach.
  • The Chew Toy: Rarely leaves a video unscathed.
  • Expy: Of Rosie in terms of how often she is The Chew Toy in the Arthur Gets Grounded videos.
  • Nice Girl: Nicer than Arthur, at least.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being less of a troublemaker than her brother, she does get her moments of trouble-making.
  • Only Sane Man: The rest of the Reads are mean-spirited psychos. D.W., on the other hand, is the least mean and calmest of the Reads.
  • Spoiled Brat: Bizarrely subverted; Arthur seems to be the brat of the family in the grounded videos instead of her.
  • Token Good Teammate: Arthur is a jerk, his parents are abusive, but D.W. is, shockingly enough, more mellow compared to anyone else in her family.
  • Valley Girl: The Princess voice-setting is one of D.W.'s more common voice settings.

     David and Jane Read

Arthur and D.W.'s parents. David and Jane, like other parents, mostly exist to punish Arthur (and occasionally D.W.) whenever he/she misbehaves.

  • Abusive Parents: David tends to come off as the worst of the two, however, being violent towards Arthur on occasion and grounding Arthur for really petty reasons. (Even innocuous things as playing a certain video game or hanging out with his friends.)
  • Adaptational Villainy: Canonically, Jane and David were nice (if a bit useless) parents. Here they're every bit as mean as the other parents.
  • The Bully: Arthur gets tormented by them.
  • Expy: David comes off as a less Ax-Crazy Boris. Jane shares a few similarities with Doris, as well, but she gives out much fewer Throw the Dog a Bone moments. Sometimes both parents even share the same voice settings as Boris and Doris.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Both parents, but especially David.
  • Jerkass: They get mad over tiny things, and inflict rather painful punishments on Arthur.
  • The Stool Pigeon: David is sometimes shown calling other kids' parents and getting them grounded just for being around Arthur, much less trouble-making with him.

     Baby Kate 
The baby sister of Arthur and D.W.
  • Demoted to Extra: Hardly even appears in the grounded videos with Arthur. Or anyone else.
  • Living Prop: She doesn't even do much in the scenes she does appear in. She's just there.
  • The Speechless: Never says anything. Justified, as she's a baby.

Dylan characters

     Dylan McCarthy

Created by TheJoJuan4444, Dylan was formerly a troublemaker, but then became a good guy, has his own series and related movies.

     Emily Movolvoski

     Mark D. Movolvoski 
  • Nice Guy: he is a caring father, who however also doesn't avoid discipline. Also, he's a talented musician and singer.

Zack characters

     Zack Rosemond

Created by an unnamed user, Zack Rosemond (Zack "Dawson" according to a few) was a former troublemaker who would go on to be a hero. He has a series of his own and a feature length film created by Go Multiverse Legacy 394.

Scooby-Doo characters

     Fred Jones

The protagonist of the Scooby-Doo series of videos, a rising trend series of videos started by Samster5677. Unlike in the series, Fred and his team's trademark myth-hunting is ignored, and his leadership has been replaced by an ignorant, volatile-tempered drunkard who has no problem with being violent to his friends. He is voiced by Paul.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Exaggerated to the point it's worth noticing that Fred shares no attributes with his canon counterpart.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Has nothing in common with his TV show counterpart.
  • The Alcoholic: He is commonly shown either referencing or drinking beer. In fact, this is possibly what explains his violent temperament in the videos.
  • Ax-Crazy: As mentioned above, he has no problem giving his team member "concussion time" when they screw up, and is commonly shown driving recklessly.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He has no problem with giving Scooby concussions. Scooby gets concussions less than anyone else though.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: To Daphne, constantly beating her up.
  • Berserk Button: Has many of these, but some notable ones are disobeying him, hacking into his bank account, breaking the TV, selling the Mystery Machine, stealing his Nintendo Switch, going to places without him, drinking his beer, and spending his money.
  • The Bully: Towards his teammates.
  • Catchphrase: "It's concussion time!"
  • Control Freak: Especially when it comes to his money.
  • Darker and Edgier: He's an awful leader compared to his original self.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Like many of his fellow GoAnimate "protags", Fred tends to flip out and go on a punishing spree over the most minor things.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Drives the Mystery Machine very recklessly.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: None of the members of the Scooby gang like him. And for good reason. He is unkind with absolutely nothing to like about him!
  • The Gambling Addict: He once spent all of his money on lottery tickets. He lost all of it.
  • Hypocrite: Sometimes he tells the Mystery Inc to stop yelling while he too is shouting.
  • Ignorant Of His Own Ignorance: Fred appears to be rather unaware of the acts he does.
  • Jerkass: Abusive of his own teammates and beats them up on a frequent basis.
  • Karma Houdini: Unlike many of the other characters who tend to have Laser-Guided Karma hit them, Fred has so far evaded all sorts of comeuppances and attempts to get back at Fred are useless. A good example of this is in the video "Daphne Blows Up The Mystery Machine", where Daphne accidentally pops the tires on the Mystery Machine and is given Concussion Time. She wakes up in the hospital where the doctor tells her what happened and that he isn't getting the police on him because "it's GoAnimate and no one gives a crap".
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: His Karma Houdini status is subverted in these videos:
  • Medium Awareness: He often has arguments with Samster5677, most notably the one where they argue over who Fred's real creator is.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: All his teammates are terrified of him.
  • No Indoor Voice: He is always screaming at his teammates.
  • Only Sane Man: While Fred is very much a Jerkass, a few videos portrays him as this as he will be dragged into situations he really doesn't want to be involved in. As well, while he is a penny-pincher, it's mostly because Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby would buy everything that isn't bolted down.
  • The Scrooge: Though it's unknown as to how much money Fred has, he absolutely hates it when any of Mystery Inc. spends money. He attempts to keep a tight rein on the purse, but he'll gladly attack people if he feels they are spending too much, with one egregious example having Shaggy becoming an food reviewer, only for Fred to race in, smash his camera and give him concussion for doing this as it spends money. To be very fair, though, Fred does have a justified reason as Daphne will happily buy anything and everything she can get her hands on and Shaggy and Scooby would eat entire establishments to the ground. This video seems to suggest the reason why he's so stingy is because that money is his beer money. Come between his money and his beer and he gets violent. The only exception was the time he spent all his money on lottery tickets and scratch-off cards.
  • Stop Having Fun Guy: In-Universe, Fred is shown to be so very happy to stop any thing the rest of the Gang from doing anything because it involves spending money.
  • Teens Are Monsters: He is a teenager and a short-tempered lunatic.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Beer and steak.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: One of GoAnimate's biggest examples of this next to Boris and (on a bad day) Caillou, Fred is portrayed as a generally very unpleasant person who yells constantly, always seems angry, and frequently abuses his teammates over petty reasons.
  • With Friends Like These...: He is friends with the gang but he injures them on a daily basis.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Completely okay with giving his female teammates concussions.

     Scooby and Shaggy

Two members of Mystery Inc. and supporting characters for Scooby-Doo videos. Scooby is the dog and Shaggy is a dirty blonde. Unlike Fred, they are relatively close to their canon personalities.

  • Big Eater: A trait they share with their canon counterparts, if buying 250 dollars worth of food in Scooby Gang Goes To The Carnival is any indication.
  • Canine Companion: Shaggy is a man who has Scooby the dog as his pet.
  • The Ditz: Both of them aren't very smart.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Scooby has his moments.
  • Dumb Blonde: Shaggy isn't the sharpest person ever, and he's a dirty blond.
  • GIS Syndrome: Scooby is usually presented as stock images of himself. It's probably for the best as he is otherwise difficult to present in most (if not all) GoAnimate themes.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Shaggy talks like this.
  • Nice Guy: Almost as nice as their canonical counterparts.
  • The Quiet One: Scooby doesn't talk as much as the rest of the Gang.
  • Those Two Guys: Don't expect them to be apart very often.
  • Verbal Tic: Shaggy adds "like" to his sentences a lot, much like he does canonically.
  • The Woobie: They constantly get concussions from Fred, even when they don't deserve it.

     Daphne Blake 

Fred's girlfriend who is obsessed with her phone. She is voiced by Julie.


The smartest member of the Scooby Gang. Not that that's saying much.

Notable/Infamous Users


Based on a troll the community had a tassle with some time ago, Bobby is chiefly known for two things; his status as one of GoAnimate's go-to troublemakers, and his love for all things poop-related.

  • Butt-Monkey: Being a seminal troublemaker based on someone the community dislikes, this is to be expected.
  • Catchphrase: "Bobby the Poopy the Poopy the Poopy the Poopy!"
  • Excrement Statement: Loves to poop on people.


A prominent user and character in the 'Calming video' sub-genre, MALPSL is best known for her incessant affection towards Macusoper Busters and her tendency to suffer full-blown meltdowns over even the most minor things.

  • Butt-Monkey: Besides Macusoper, Caillou, Nice Diesel Busters and Boris, not very many people seem to like her, nor are they able to put up with her meltdowns for very long. She also seems to be a frequent target for nightmares, and appears to be especially hated by 'Evil Judge' and Diesel Busters.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: A guaranteed feature of her character, which reliably appears whenever she needs to be calmed.
  • Instant Illness: Can somehow become ill from merely watching grounding videos, to the point that she regularly suffers fits of vomiting.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: MALPSL essentially looks like Eric, but with lurid pink clothing and bright rosy cheeks.
  • Living Prop: Often shows up in other videos as a background character, and regularly appears shocked on screen in "[Character] misbehaves at [Place] videos.
  • Nice Girl: Despite the obnoxious elements of her character, she seems to only want to protect Macusoper and other characters, even if this borders on obsession.
  • Shrinking Violet: To say MALPSL isn't very brave is a big understatement.


The former most hated character of GoAnimate (and for good reason too), Memy9909 is, like Warren, based on a real person.

  • Butt-Monkey: Formerly the most hated character in GoAnimate, with so many videos with him have him being hurt, killed, or something bad happening to him.
  • Fat Bastard: Commonly portrayed as this in the grounded videos featuring him.

     PowerJohn25 UTTP

Another character apparently based on a user from a few years ago, PowerJohn25 UTTP is notable for two things: appearing in videos starring a gigantic cast of random crossover characters, and inevitably wrecking their vacations at various theme parks and resorts.

  • Did Not Think This Through: His spur-of-the-moment plans usually wind up killing and/or injuring dozens of people.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: There's no telling what will set him off.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: No matter what resort or theme park you take him to, he'll find a way to ruin it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His "friends" spend most of their time threatening him with various punishments if he acts out.
  • Jerkass Woobie: He may destroy things and misbehave, but when you consider that literally almost everyone he meets seems to be against him, it's hard not to feel sorry for him at least a little bit.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: In most videos he stars in, he racks up a significant body count and invariably winds up annihilating wherever he and his friends are visiting, sometimes by accident.


The former leader of the "Good Users" and Memy9909's "sworn enemy".

Mario Charactersnote 

     Mario and Luigi

Mario and Luigi, of course, are the main protagonists of the Super Mario Bros. series and, considering the franchise's recognizability with GoAnimate's Periphery Demographic of kids, make frequent appearances in the grounded videos, ranging between being recurring extras, victims of trouble-makers, or occasionally as main characters in their own videos. Mario is voiced by Brian.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Canonically, they are the Mushroom Kingdom's biggest heroes. In the grounded videos, more often than not they can't even put up a fight against and are easily defeated by prepubescent children.
  • Badass Mustache: Although how "badass" they are seems to depend on the user.
  • Big Little Brother: Like in the actual franchise, Luigi is occasionally rendered by certain users to be taller than his older brother Mario.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever they fall victim to the troublemaker's schemes.
  • Depending on the Writer: Both in terms of their designs and their actual characterizations. They (and other Mario) characters can be rendered in many different themes depending on the user. (They usually get rendered in Comedy World or Lil' Peeps.) Characterization-wise, they can be the heroes that they are canonically or be the chew toys of the trouble-makers. Additionally, despite being rare, a handful of users (particularly those who are fans of adult media) even perceive them as "baby show" video game characters and make them either trouble-makers or treated like crap by everyone.
  • GIS Syndrome: Some users (such as Weatherstar4000video) simply render the bros as their stock image art.
  • Recurring Extra: Viewers will good eyes with often see them in the background.

     Princess Peach 

Princess Peach from the Super Mario Bros. series is a less popular character to use a grounding character.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Canon Peach is just the person Mario and Luigi have to rescue loads and loads of times thanks to Bowser. Here, she's just another Jerkass troublemaker.
  • Canon Foreigner: Has invented parent characters.
  • GIS Syndrome: Like any other Mario characters, she is depicted as her artwork by some users.

     Curve Bro

A fan-made variant of Sledge Bro and of Boomerang Bro Introduced by Weatherstar4000video.

Other Characters

     Joyce and Jane

The canon names given to two of the female Cartoon Classics characters, and the ones from said theme to be most often portrayed as trouble-makers before the rise of the Comedy World theme. Joyce is voiced by Amy, while Jane is voiced by Kayla.

  • Alpha Bitch: Out of the two sisters, Jane tends to be the most troublesome, with Joyce often being a mere sidekick.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Jane being the tall skinny girl and Joyce being her shorter less skinny sister.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Jane.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Joyce, being less troublesome than Jane.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even when they aren't misbehaving, many of their peers and sometimes even their parents tend to give them the short end of the stick.
  • Fat and Skinny: Jane is the Skinny while Joyce is the Fat.
  • Fat Bastard: Downplayed with Joyce, who's only a little chunky but still a jerk.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Much like Caillou in particular, both of them have equally short tempers and will cause trouble the instant something they don't like happens.
  • Lean and Mean: Jane is thin and a troublemaker.
  • Pet the Dog: After the rise of Comedy World, the two being common troublemakers started to reduce, and are treated as being one of the more respectable characters.
  • Spoiled Brat: Both of them tend to be portrayed as this, calling their father names when they send them to school and throwing big (sometimes even murderous) meltdowns when they get wronged or don't get their way, much like other grounded video protagonists.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: The two of them are always causing problems.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Dave and Buster's is frequently portrayed as their choice restaurant.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Joyce's green hair.


An otherwise infrequently appearing character, Kevin is a character who appears in some users' videos as someone who causes trouble. Many recent videos have him as a friend and/or fellow trouble-maker to Dora. Kevin is distinguished by his parted brown hair, grey goatee, and bright green T-shirt.

  • Depending on the Writer: Most users just have Kevin as a Living Prop in the classroom scenes. Videos which actually involve him go back and forth between him being a well-behaved kid at the mercy of trouble-makers or as a trouble-maker himself.
  • The Dragon: Often to Dora, whenever Boots isn't playing the role.
  • Living Prop: Usually is just someone to fill up classroom space at someone's school when not being used as a character.
  • Perma-Stubble: Inexplicably has a grey goatee despite being elementary school aged.
  • Satellite Character: Practically indistinguishable from Dora when trouble-making alongside her.

     Michael Jackson 

Whether or not as a cameo appearance or as a recurring character, a caricature of Michael Jackson can be found in a large amount of Comedy World videos. He is often distinguishable by his strangely abnormal body structure (double chin, droopy eyes, contour cheek lines and having two nostrils without a nose structure), large sunglasses, black hair and white suit, based on Jackson's appearance in the later years of his life.

  • Cool Shades: Almost never seen without them.
  • Not Quite Dead: Michael Jackson is almost always depicted as being alive despite his real-life death in 2009. This is even lampshaded in videos where he does appear.
  • Real Person Cameo: When he is a minor character in videos.
  • Reality Subtext: Strangely averted and inverted, Michael's career, especially in his later years, and the various controversies he ran into are almost never talked about.
  • Uncanny Valley: His appearance in general is rather off putting, much like the damage done to Michael's appearance.


Trip, the rival to Ash Ketchum in the Unova seasons of Pokémon, is a popular character to use as a trouble-maker in the grounded videos, whether they are actually Pokémon oriented or not.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Trip could get a little rude toward Ash in his home series, but it was clear that it was just an act. Here, though he really is a genuine Jerkass.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Canon Trip is a somewhat aloof character who acts like a jerk and who became nicer over time. Here, Trip is your typical GoAnimate brat with none of that.
  • Adapted Out: He is almost never featured with his Pokémon, not even as stock images.
  • Canon Foreigner: Has invented parent characters.
  • GIS Syndrome: Some videos have Trip (and other Pokémon characters) as stock images of themselves.
  • Small Reference Pools: It seems odd that Trip (despite his Hidden Depths) would be the main trouble-maker from the Pokémon anime, giving one the idea that someone saw his initial treatment of Ash in his debut episodes (but saw no others where Trip went through Character Development), made a grounded video out of him, and the fanbase just ran with it.

     Kai Lan

     Angelica Pickles

In the few Grounded videos that involve Rugrats, Angelica Pickles tends to be the most common trouble-maker for obvious reasons.

  • Adaptational Villainy: While Canon!Angelica already liked picking on the babies, she rarely (if ever) physically attacked them in her home series, as she's willing to do here.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a toddler who is physically strong.
  • Berserk Button:
    • The existence of the other babies irks her.
    • Don't talk to her while she's using her phone.
  • Butt-Monkey: Far more so than she is canonically. Here, Angelica is far less successful in getting away with her wrong-doings.
  • Enfante Terrible: She's three years old and loves bullying the babies.
  • Evil Brit: Most users give her British voice settings.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A trait that she has canonically.
  • Jerkass: Though, really, she isn't really much worse than she is canonically.
  • Spoiled Brat: Again, par for the course with Angelica. She barely even takes a level in Jerkass from her canon characterization.
  • Unexplained Accent: Commonly has a British voice setting, while none of the other characters (including her parents) do.

While nowhere near as commonly used in the Grounded videos as Caillou, Dora, or Little Bill, Noddy makes appearances in these videos from time to time, usually as a troublemaker, but also has his fair share of appearances as a hero or bystander. As per the norm, characterisation of him varies from user to user; in many cases, he's not the Cheerful Child you know him for, and will instead regularly cause mischief much like all the other troublemakers. Usually voiced by David.

You are grounded grounded grounded...

He is one of the stock parents, named for, well, the voice used for him.

     Police Officers
Example designs, from KnucklesHedgehog2010's series.
Every series revolving around troublemakers tends to have officers show up in some shape or form; exactly how effective they are is dependent on the video maker.
  • Deus ex Machina: Whenever trouble's afoot, the cops will often show up to resolve the plot in a matter of moments.
  • Instant Emergency Response: No matter where the action's taking place, you can count on the police to show up in a jiffy; GoAnimate City must have some pretty impressive funding for the emergency services!
  • Those Two Guys: Often appear in pairs; other arrangements and assortments are also common.

Ako in Comedy World form
Ako in her younger, anime form

She started out in timonyoumook's videos and went on to become karenjean5409's wife character (as in the wife to his persona)

     Barney the Dinosaur 
Formerly one of the most popular targets of mockery, you can expect Barney to appear in quite a few cartoons. Surprisingly, he gets off quite lightly most of the time compared to most kids-friendly characters.

     Blake Harrison 

  • Berserk Button: Being called out on his prank on BabyDollAnimate is one of his Berserk Buttons, his other being BabyDollAnimate refusing to give him lunch money. Not like it mattered though as he got in trouble on both occasions anyways.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: It's hard to feel sorry for him when his bad habits (such as bullying BabyDollAnimate for lunch money and also pulling a water bucket prank on her) come back to bite him in the ass.
  • Never My Fault: When he gets called out on his prank on BabyDollAnimate, he always defends his actions and doesn't feel bad about what he did.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Or so he thinks.

     David and Salli Bro
Curve Bro's parents (or fake parents as depicted by some users).


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