Characters who debut in the various spinoff series of Goosebumps.
Characters introduced in the Tales to Give Yourself Goosebumps series:
Danger Inc. Kids
Appear in: The House of No Return (story #1 of 10)
Three kids named Robbie, Lori, and Nathan, who claim to be the boldest kids in the neighborhood and are looking for a fourth member.
- Asshole Victim: The episode ends with them being trapped in the House of No Return with the ghostly couple... FOREVER.
- Laser-Guided Karma: They force Chris to spend an hour in the house as an initiation into their club. When the hour's up and they go inside to get him, they encounter two ghosts who inform them that they let Chris escape because he promised that if they did, three other kids would take his place.
- Power Trio: One that is desperately trying to become a Four-Man Band.
Jordan and Ashley
Appear in: Good Friends (story #5 of 10)
Dylan's best friend and little sister, respectively. Jordan alternates from being defensive of Dylan to Dylan's cruel older brother Richard to mocking Ashley's imaginary friend, Jaclyn.
- Big Brother Bully: Jordan to Ashley.
- Imaginary Friend: Ashley's is named Jaclyn. And Jordan and Ashley are imaginary themselves.
- Tagalong Kid: Ashley to Jordan and Dylan. They even call her "The Pest."
- With Friends Like These...: Averted. Jordan is totally faithful to Dylan and openly loathes his asshole brother.
- You Are What You Hate: Dylan's mocking of Ashley having an imaginary friend is most likely internalized self-loathing from Richard calling Dylan an embarrassment for having imaginary friends.
Appears in: Click (story #8 of 10)
A lazy boy who loves watching television, in the short story Click he acquires a remote control capable of manipulating reality.
- Achievements in Ignorance: In the short story, the universal remote had no power until Seth accidentally threw it and crossed some wires in an attempt to fix it. This somehow allowed the remote to control the real world.
- And I Must Scream: After accidentally hitting the power button on the remote, Seth "turns off" the world and is sent to a dark, empty void. And even worse, the batteries in the remote are now dead.
- Asshole Victim: His selfishness and laziness makes it impossible to feel bad for him when he dooms himself to an eternity trapped in the void.
- Big Eater: He uses the universal remote to rewind dessert so he can have as much pudding as he wants.
- Control Freak: Seth himself says the reason he loves TV so much is due to the total control he has thanks to his remote.
- Didn't Think This Through: He didn't consider what might happen if he couldn't switch off the remote's effects, or what others might do if they saw him using the remote on people. He also didn't check to make sure the batteries had enough power.
- Fat Bastard: In the TV show adaption he's a rather chubby kid.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Abuses the power at his hands for petty gain, is sentenced to eternity in an empty void.
- Lazy Bum: His hobby is sitting on his ass flipping through TV shows.
- Too Dumb to Live: After repeated warnings to stop abusing the remote, he can't find it in him to stop.
- With Friends Like These...: In the TV show adaption, Seth's given a friend named Kevin who tries to act as a voice of reason and convince Seth to stop using the remote before he does something he'll regret. Seth turns the remote on him to shut him up.
Appears in: Broken Dolls (story #9 of 10)
A girl who likes to collect dolls, but unfortunately for her, her younger brother likes to break them. Regardless, Tamara discovers she has to save her brother from being turned into a doll thanks to a mysterious old woman.
- Cool Big Sis: While Neal certainly doesn't think of her as this, and while they do argue a lot, Tamara proves that she cares about him a lot by putting herself into mortal danger in order to save him from spending the rest of his life as a doll.
- Kid Hero: When she realizes something strange is happening to her brother, she puts two and two together and figures out the dollmaker is most likely responsible. She then takes it upon herself to save Neal from becoming a doll. By extension, she ends up saving hundreds of other victims and puts a permanent end to the dollmaker once and for all.
- Police are Useless: She tries to avert this by going straight to the police after learning what the dollmaker is doing. Unfortunately she doesn't get far.
- Sibling Rivalry: With Neal. When she's not trying to stop him from ruining her dolls, she has to keep him out of trouble period.
Appears in: Broken Dolls (story #9 of 10)
A creepy old woman who creates fantastic dolls by stealing souls, and targets Tamara and Neal Baker.
- Evil Old Folks: She acts very doting to Neal when she meets him, but that's a ruse to use her "dolly jelly" on him.
- Faux Affably Evil: Talks very sweet and gives kids sweets, but she quickly drops the nice routine when Tamara threatens to go to the police.
- Karmic Death: Turned thousands of peoples into dolls, ends up as one herself and is promptly destroyed by her last would-be victim.
- Living Doll Collector: Her dolls are all alive with the souls of the people they are modeled after, and they beg for help.
- Mad Artist: Her dedication to her craft extends to stealing the lives of helpless victims to make her dolls perfect.
- No Name Given: Is only really referred to as an old woman.
- Older Than They Look: She already looks old, but her comments have implied she is far older.
- Outgambitted: Someone sends Tamara a doll that looks exactly like the old woman. Said someone didn't think Tamara would get her brother to break it.
- Would Hurt a Child: Makes idle comments about how often young people go missing with plans to make Tamara one of them.
Appears in: The Thumbprint of Doom (story #10 of 10)
A superstitious girl from. She tries to warn the kids in her new neighborhood whenever they're about to do something she sees as unlucky, and they quickly grow annoyed with her.
- Ambiguously Brown: She's described as having olive colored skin.
- Evil All Along: The kids try to scare Carla by paying a fortune teller at the local carnival to give her the "Thumbprint of Doom." However, Carla reveals she knew it was a joke, because only she has that power, revealing the reason why she is so superstitious is because she's a witch. She then gives the other kids the actual Thumbprint of Doom, marking them for death. Except she doesn't actually have powers. Carla just pulled a joke on them as payback because the fortune teller they paid to trick her, Madame Wanda, is her mother.
- Not So Harmless: Carla's one of a few characters who manages to circumvent the usual "nasty prank done by friends" plot used so often in these books. Trisha and the others pay Madame Wanda, a fortune teller working at a nearby carnival, to pretend to give Carla the Thumbprint of Doom she fears. What they didn't count on was that Madame Wanda is Carla's mom, and told her what happened. So Carla staged a little prank of her own.
- 13 Is Unlucky: She stopped a girl from a hitting a home run because it was thirteen minutes after one in the afternoon, which made the time 13:13.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She legitimately thinks she's helping people by warning them against doing something unlucky, and doesn't see it as annoying.
- Why Did It Have To Be The Thumbprint Of Doom?: The one thing she fears above all her other superstitions is the Thumbprint of Doom. If someone marks it on someone's forehead, something horrible will happen to them in 24 hours.
- With Friends Like These...: Subverted. Trisha and her friends are genuinely annoyed at how Carla's beliefs can be aggravating, but they do seem to actually like her. The prank they set up isn't to get rid of her, but to make her see her superstitious behavior is foolish. Of course, Trisha and the others prove they're also susceptible to acting foolish.
Appears in: An Old Story (story #4 of 10)
An old woman that makes a business of aging children into elderly people using special prune-based recipes, then sells them into marriage with her equally old friends. She gets away with this by passing herself off as a distant relative to different families, helped by oblivious parents not asking questions.
- Adult Fear: She invades homes by pretending to be related to the family living there, and when she is left in charge of the kids, she mutates them and sells them into slavery. By the time the parents realize Dahlia was never related to them, it's too late.
- Evil Aunt: One who isn't even an actual relative to the kids she torments.
- Karmic Death: One of the most loathsome villains in the series canon, so it's pretty fitting that her demise is one of the most graphic. She gets an overdose of her own juice, which ages her to a shriveled corpse before she explodes. You actually get to mete this out yourself in the Wayforward game.
- Knight of Cerebus: While appearing as another strange and goofy villain on the surface, the woman kidnaps and artificially ages children whom she then sells to elderly people who know their supposed husbands and wives are really kids.
- Lethal Chef: Her food will turn you into an old person and can only be counteracted with baby food.
- Not Quite Dead: The ending of the short story implies that, somehow, Dahlia survived being aged into dust and returned under a different name to bewitch another family. And she actually does return in the most recent video game.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Her whole shtick.
- Rape by Proxy: The implications of her actions are that she is taking children, forcing them to ingest food that rapidly ages their bodies until they are old and feeble, and then sells them to her friends as a form of "marriage," which basically leaves said children too weak and feeble to understand what is going on or fight back as they are taken from their families and forced to live with depraved elderly men and women.
- Rapid Aging: Her cooking taken in liberal dosages will age a person over a couple of days, but being completely drenched in her prune juice turned her into dust in a few seconds.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: It's especially evil in her case because she's selling children into sexual slavery.
Appears in: Please Don't Feed The Bears (story #7 of 10)
Mascots of the Cuddle Bear Land amusement park in where all the employees dress up like Cuddle Bears. However, it turns out they aren't wearing costumes...
- Assimilation Plot: They turn people into Cuddle Bears by getting them to eat Honey Crackers, but the change is only permanent if someone eats an entire bag of them.
- Bears Are Bad News: They actually look more like stuffed animals than real bears, but they still count.
- Distaff Counterpart: To the Horrorland Horrors. Whereas the Horrors operate an amusement park built around scaring people with the intent to kill their guests, the Cuddle Bears run a cutesy themed park with the intent of getting people to join their ranks.
- Not a Mask: None of the employees are wearing costumes because they are Cuddle Bears.
- Sugary Malice: An adorable theme park that's really a front for mutant bears trying to convert human beings to join their race.
Appears in: Bats About Bats (story #9 of 10)
A sweet girl who is very interested in bats. She plans to be a bat scientist like her parents when she grows up. Literally.
- Anti-Villain: The only villainous thing she does is scare Liz and Suzanne by revealing her bat form, and even then the only thing that's implied about her actions is that she wants to scare them as payback for scaring her. That said, she's one of the least malicious monsters in the series.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She pays back her friends a scare for a scare.
- Collector of the Strange: As the title indicates, she's bats about bats. She even has a stuffed teddy bat she sleeps with.
- Cute Monster Girl: Depending on how you see cute, but she can turn into a human sized bat, just like her family.
- Fluffy Tamer: She's able to calm down frantic bats and doesn't see it as anything strange.
- Nice Girl: She doesn't hold it against Liz and Suzanne that they think bats are creepy, but she also doesn't understand how anyone could not like bats. Though she does get mad at them when they hurt a bat that flew into her room. Even when her true form is revealed, she doesn't even try to hurt or kill her friends. All she does is scare them.
- Non-Malicious Monster: There's no indicator that Dorrie was ever going to do anything to her friends beyond freaking them out.
- With Friends Like These...: She's incredibly hurt when Liz and Suzanne have Liz's brother scare her for the sake of proving that bats are creepy. Unusually for this series, the two regret what they've done when they realize Dorrie was really hurt, but it doesn't last long.
Appears in: There's Something Strange About Marci (story #4 of 10)
A mysterious girl who appears to be stalking the protagonist. The more that's revealed about her, the more sinister she becomes.
- Conveniently an Orphan: The protagonist learns Marci has no family and lives in a tent. Subverted in that Marci is an adult woman and not a kid, so she most likely does have parents.
- Good All Along: Marci is actually a scientist doing research on the protagonist and his friends, who are all orangutans.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Is following the main character and their friends for seemingly unsavory reasons.
- Torture Technician: Owns a collection of strange instruments that terrifies the protagonist. They're actually recording equipment for her studying.
- Walking Spoiler: "That's when I realized Marci wasn't an orangutan."
Appears in: What's Cooking? (story #10 of 10).
She was a cafeteria worker whose disgusting dishes caused a revolt from the students she served them to, and was fired after she attacked some kids with a meat cleaver. If her name's said three times while standing on your tip toes, it summons her back as a vengeful ghost.
- Ax-Crazy: Or rather, Cleaver Crazy.
- Berserk Button: Calling her "Chop Suey" or not eating her food.
- Companion Cube: Her beloved cleaver. It's rumored she died after accidentally falling onto it.
- Embarrassing Nickname: She got her nickname because her "Chinese Surprise" was consider the worst.
- Fat Bastard: She's considered a very large woman.
- I'm a Humanitarian: After becoming a ghost, she hunts after those who summon her and/or don't eat her cooking with plans to chop them up and make lunch out of them. Although this is a subversion in the sense that it's never mentioned if she actually eats anyone, just that she's going to make lunch meat out of them.
- Lethal Chef: As mentioned, her culinary talents leave much to be desired. The whole reason she got her nickname was because of how badly kids reacted to her "Chinese Surprise" lunch.
- Punny Name: Sue Chopman's her actual name. When she's brought back, she calls herself "Aunt Sue."
- Say My Name: Saying it three times summons her. And saying "Suey Chop" three times sends her away.
- Stout Strength: Judging by her hefty size and how easily she's able to chop things up with her cleaver.
Appears in: Nutcracker Nightmare (story #2 of 10)
Sam's babysitter whom she loathes. She used to look after Sam when she was younger, and Sam claims she was never allowed to do anything fun, to the point that she calls her "Ol' Boring." She invites Sam's family to a showing of The Nutcracker, and decides to teach Sam a lesson about patience when Sam says she's about to be "Bored to death."
- Babysitter from Hell: Subverted in that, while she was strict when she was Sam's babysitter, she doesn't reveal how bad she actually is until after she's formally stopped looking after Sam.
- The Bore: To Sam, hence her nickname.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Okay so yes, Sam was being a bit of a brat, but in hindsight it's clear she didn't want to go with her parents to the ballet because she had an unpleasant history with this woman. And if she wanted to torment Sam into learning what boredom is, she didn't necessarily have to drag everybody else into it.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Ol' Boring."
- Mind Rape: It's not clear if everyone in the audience was getting older or if this is just what Boren made only Sam see.
- Nothing Is Scarier: The story ends as Boren reminds Sam, who has aged several years by this point, that there's still a second act in the ballet to get through. One can only imagine just how badly things get from that point.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: In her effort to terrorize Sam into learning patience, the spell she cast may not live others aware of what's happening but it still effects them. Sam can see that her mother is aging and so is pretty much everyone else in the audience. She also frequently tells Sam, as sweetly as she can, that if she wants the ballet to be over, she'll simply have to be patient.
- Time Master: She has the power to manipulate the passage of time. In order to show Sam what real boredom is, she casts a spell that makes the ballet drag on for so long that, by the end of the first act, Sam has grown out of the dress that was originally too big for her. She also makes it impossible for Sam to leave the theater, and Sam is the only one besides Boren who is aware of what's going on.
Appears in: A Holly Jolly Holiday (story #4 of 10)
The disgustingly sweet heroine of the Christmas movie A Holly Jolly Holiday. If anyone watches a cursed video tape containing said movie, they slowly transform into duplicates of her, regardless of gender or species.
- Assimilation Plot: Prolonged viewing of the video tape gradually makes the viewer turn into Susie Snowflake. They become obsessed with baking, their hair turns red and curly, and their disposition becomes disgustingly sweet.
- Bright Is Not Good: She's all Christmas colors and Christmas cheer, but she's pure evil.
- Catchphrase: "Pretty please with Christmas trees!"
- Happy Fun Ball: She seems cute and happy, but she's basically a mind raping virus that overwrites and possesses viewers into becoming carbon copies of herself.
- Kill It with Fire: The only way to stop the possession is to destroy the video tape, which Beth accomplishes by throwing it in the fire.
- Mind Rape: It's shown that victims gradually have their identities and emotions overwritten by the video tape, so that by the time they can finally act, it's too late. Although Beth is briefly able to snap out of it by seeing her favorite wrestler on TV.
- Plucky Girl: In her movie, she goes around spreading Christmas cheer everywhere she goes.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: In a video tape.
- Sugary Malice: The video tape brainwashes people into becoming baking obsessed, redheaded airheads who'll do nothing but watch A Holly Jolly Holiday over and over again.
- Tastes Like Diabetes: Invoked in-universe. She's enough to rot all your teeth in one setting.
Appears in: The Double-Dip Horror (story #8 of 10)
An annoying little boy twin sisters Rachel and Wynona meet while working as ski instructors. He keeps pestering the girls into racing him one-on-one on the black diamond course, the Double Dip. A race he'll make sure one won't survive.
- The Bad Guy Wins: The ending implies that he will succeed in killing Rachel.
- Dead All Along: When Wynona tells the ski instructor that she is looking for Bobby Judd, said instructor tells her Bobby Judd has been dead for years.
- Divide and Conquer: He's able to get the girls to separate by making it look like he's disappeared.
- Evil Redhead: Is easily recognizable by his carrot colored hair and freckles.
- Evil Twin: To his still living brother, although said brother is never seen.
- Ghostly Goals: He haunts the ski lodge looking for identical twins to kill.
- Serial Killer: He only goes after identical twins.
- Undead Child: Bobby was the son of a ski instructor who died when he tried skiing on the Double Dip, the black diamond course. He now haunts the Ice Cream Cone Ski Lodge, looking for unsuspecting victims to challenge to races so he can kill them.
Characters introduced in other short story collections:
Appears in: Ghost Granny (book 1, story #1)
A nasty old woman who sponged off a family she wasn't actually related to for three years. When she died, everyone had a hard time concealing their relief that she was gone. That relief was short lived when she returned as an evil spirit, intending to haunt her so-called family.
- Evil Old Folks: And she only became worse when she became a ghost.
- Jabba Table Manners: She eats like a pig even as she complains about how bad the food is. Kelly and her brother once found Granny Deaver's teeth in the milk carton after she was done drinking it, and this grossed them out so much they stopped eating cereal completely.
- The Millstone: To Kelly and her family, in life and especially in death. She makes their lives miserable by being rude, loud, and unpleasant, and they just can't get rid of her. Upon her return as a ghost, she ruins Kelly's birthday and scares away her friends, and spends the nights howling and wailing. It reached a point where a neighbor finally called the police thinking Kelly's family had a dog, but she scared them away.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She's always pinching Kelly and her brother when she's not barging into their rooms and leaving her stuff in their closets.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She's domineering and has no sense of consideration or self-awareness towards how she behaves around others.
- Sickly Green Glow: As a ghost.
- Superpowered Evil Side: She becomes animalistic when she gets truly angry, growing claws and fangs. It's all for show. She can't actually hurt anyone and when Kelly realizes this, her mocking of Granny Deaver is enough to make her self destruct.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: Kelly's parents let her stay with them because she has nowhere else to go, and they feel sorry for her. This only gets worse when she becomes a ghost.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Before she died, she was just rude. As a ghost, she terrorizes the family and anyone who enters the house. She claims that dying has brought her "evil side" out.
- Ungrateful Bastard: She complains about everything, alive or dead. She'll call the food Kelly's parents have made garbage but she'll eat it all and then steal from their plates.
Carl, Krista, and Robbie
Appear in: The Halloween Game
A trio of kids who decide to participate in a classmate's game, which proves hazardous when the three must make their way through an increasingly bizarre and dangerous Halloween night.
- And I Must Scream: The story ends with Robbie being aware that the game has paused, from his point of view. He has no idea what's going on, he can't move or speak, and he's surrounded by horrible ghouls who are similarly frozen in place.
- Determinator: Robbie keeps insisting on going forward with the game even though he knows something is terribly wrong after Carl and Krista are taken away. This is because he's a character in a video game being controlled by someone else.
- Dwindling Party: Robbie is the only member left of the trio by the time he makes it to Miles' aunt's house.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Averted. Krista dresses up as a princess for Halloween, and gets carried away by a dragon.
- Kid Hero: Robbie. He tries to take on the dragon that has Krista with a sword, but unfortunately he can't save her.
- Never Found the Body: Carl and Krista are attacked by a panther and dragon respectively, but we're never shown the bodies or what happened to them afterwards.
- Tomato in the Mirror: They're actually characters in a prototype video game.
Characters introduced in Goosebumps: Series 2000:
The villain of Cry of The Cat, the first in the 2000 series (and the only one adapted for TV besides Mary-Ellen) Rip is a cat with literally nine lives. Problem is, he can remember whenever he dies, and now he wants to share his agony with anyone who crosses him.
- Animal Testing: He's the only survivor of an unholy experiment to give felines regenerative abilities.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Said experiments killed his fellow strays, and left him an unstable undead monstrosity. And now he wants the head scientist, (along with her young daughter and that girl's best friend), to suffer as he did.
- Body Horror: His horrific origin and abilities, obviously, but then there's what slowly happens to those he scratches.
- Cats Are Mean: Stine's not fond of them, and with Rip, he could not make that any more obvious.
- Cats Have Nine Lives: And thankfully not more. Using up is ninth life is what finally finishes him off.
- Freudian Excuse: It makes his vicious, vengeful nature initially understandable, but Rip ultimately overshadows this with the horrible lengths he's going to for revenge.
- Gone Horribly Right: Similar to how Dr. Brewer wanted to clone a humanoid plant, or the Shopkeeper wanted to create a symbiotic living face, Crystal's scientist mother wanted an unkillable cat. Probably sounded a lot cooler on paper.
- The Virus: Each scratch of his transfers his DNA into the victim, slowly turning them into human-cat hybrids. And worse, his death doesn't cure this.
- Would Hurt a Child: Hates humans indiscriminately, children included, and will take apparent pleasure in tormenting them if they get in his way.
The protagonist of Creature Teacher, a joker who is transferred to Caring Academy.
- Alliterative Name: Paul Perez.
- Class Clown: What got him kicked out of his old school. He tries to be this at Caring Academy, but the students aren't as amused by his antics as the ones at his old school - and for good reason.
- Only Friend: Marv considers him this, saying he was the only one who sat with him at lunch and was nice to him, which is why he helps Paul defeat his mother, Mrs. Maaargh.
- Sad Clown: He adopted a prankster personality to cover up his fears. He also mentions that he jokes around whenever he's nervous.
- Stepford Smiler: Again, he became an upbeat prankster to hide his fears and nervousness.
- Super Gullible: He used to be this when he was younger, believing in monsters. He eventually grew out of it.
The titular Creature Teacher, an unimaginably disgusting creature working as a teacher at the Caring Academy, a Boarding School of Horrors. In order to make her students do the best they can, she implements a "Food Chain" performance chart in her class where she will eat the student who is at the bottom at the end of the semester.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she's with the parents of her students she pours on the charm.
- Child Eater: In both of her appearances.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She has a son, Marv, in the original Creature Teacher book.
- Evil Teacher: An actual monster one.
- Humanoid Abomination: She can make herself look like a normal human when she wants to fool parents, but drops the facade when around her students.
- Sadist Teacher: One who invokes the fear of being killed to implant distrust in her class. She also really loves seeing the fear in those who fail.
- The Social Darwinist: She invokes a "Survival of the Fittest" policy in her classroom, forcing the students to constantly outdo each other to avoid getting eaten.
- Weaksauce Weakness: In the first Creature Teacher book it's her own laughter, which will put her into hibernation for six months (if not longer), which Paul triggers by tickling her disgusting toes. In the Final Exam sequel it's hot sauce due to her sensitive tongue.
Alien invaders who can take over human beings by hugging and then crawling into their bodies. They're the villain of the two-part Invasion of the Body Squeezers books, and also feature in a sequel published under the GYG banner. They come in two varieties, green and blue.
- Aliens are Bastards: They're invading aliens who possess people by hugging them.
- Assimilation Plot: They attempt this by "hugging" humans, then they somehow manage to crawl inside their bodies and take over.
- Kill It with Water: Jack thinks this is their weakness when two of his possessed friends refused to go in a pool. Unfortunately, when Jack attacks them with water, it turns out they aren't bothered by water at all. At the time, they just didn't feel like swimming.
- Load-Bearing Boss: Defeating their leader kills the green Body Squeezers.
- My Brain Is Big: Their leader is a giant brain.
- Verbal Tic: The humans they control speak with a *tt* at regular intervals.
Monty Adams and his clones
- Embarrassing First Name: His real name is Montgomery, which he hates.
- Evil Doppelgänger: The clones, natrually.
- Feel No Pain: The clones, and is part of the reason they feel they are supereior.
- Gaslighting: The clones go to his school to mess things up and make it look like he did it, thus making him wonder if he's going crazy.
- Impersonating the Evil Twin: Monty pretends to be one of the clones when he gets captured along with them to fool them into helping him escape.
- Plot Allergy: Monty is allergic to peanuts and the others plan to use this to figure out which one is the real Monty, as the clones seemingly lack the allergy.
- Separated at Birth: Monty finds out that his cousin Nan is his twin sister and she had to be given up because his Mom was unable to fincically support both of them
- "I think about revenge a lot. You would too if you had my brother."
A young girl with a sadistic monster for an older brother, Wade seeks the services of a company called Revenge R Us to get some payback.
- Baleful Polymorph: She gets turned into a frog.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She says out loud at one point that she wishes Micah would disappear and never come back, but when that exact thing actually happens, she's horrified.
- Body Horror: Her first attempts at revenge somehow backfire onto her, with Wade first getting a rash so bad she makes herself bleed to her hair growing out of control. This is because Micah paid Iris to ensure the spells wouldn't work.
- Butt-Monkey: Micah makes her life a living hell by doing things like wearing her underwear on his head while her friends are over and reading her diary over the intercom of a public pool.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': She gets turned into a frog after finally getting revenge on her brother and trying to get revenge on Iris for scamming her.
- Diary: She keeps one that Micah reads over the loudspeaker at the local swimming pool.
- Distaff Counterpart: She's essentially a female version of Michael Webster.
- Everyone Has Standards: She wants Micah to suffer but doesn't want him dead.
- Gender-Blender Name: Wade?
- My God, What Have I Done?: Wade feels guilty when she has Iris make Micah disappear and tries to bring him back. It turns out he was just hiding to screw with her some more.
- Revenge Before Reason: She keeps returning to Iris for revenge on Micah despite her prior attempts all backfiring on her.
- The Un-Favourite: Why else would her brother, who is five years older than her and almost an adult, be allowed to do the horrible things he does?
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Seriously, Wade???
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Even when she finally gets her revenge on Micah, Iris reveals that any wishes she makes after the third one will also happen to her and turns her into a frog along with her brother.
Wade Brill's sadistic older brother and just about everything that is wrong with her life. His abuse is so bad it drives Wade to seek the services of a company called Revenge R Us.
- Baleful Polymorph: He gets turned into a slug and then a frog, the latter along with his sister.
- Big Brother Bully: And how. He does whatever he can to embarrass Wade and make life difficult for her. He's also 5 years older than her and almost an adult himself, making his actions even more disgusting.
- Blackmail: He takes an embarrassing picture of Wade in her sleep and threatens to mail it to her crush unless she does all the chores before their parents come home.
- Distaff Counterpart: Turn Tara Webster into a male and make her ten years older. You've created Micah!
- For the Evulz: Micah is never given a reason why he loves tormenting Wade other than because he can. In fact, when he found out Wade was going to Iris to get revenge, he paid Iris $300 to not only make sure Wade's attempts failed, but that they would also backfire on her. Why? Because he felt like it.
- Hate Sink: What makes Micah especially infuriating is that, when Wade finally does get revenge on him it still backfires on her, almost as if the book is saying she deserves this for wanting to fight back against his abuse. Which in turn means Micah's horrible behavior is being validated.
- Jerkass: The first thing he does in the book is embarrass Wade in front of her friends and crush by wearing her underwear on his head, and he only gets worse from there.
- Kick the Dog: He takes great joy into bullying Wade and makes sure she's as miserable as possible. The fact that he's almost an adult makes his behavior all the more disgusting.
- Lack of Empathy: He casually shrugs off the things he does to Wade like they're no big deal, like splashing her with mud from a puddle and running over her bike and completely crushing it.
- Laser-Guided Karma: While the book does end with Micah being turned into a frog, Wade herself is also turned into one so the karma aspect is subverted.
- Must Have Caffeine: Claims to drink three cups of coffee a day, though this is a lie he told to impress his girlfriend.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: He takes his hair very seriously, which is why Wade's second revenge is for it to fall out.
- Sadist: He takes great pleasure in Wade's suffering. In fact, when it's revealed he was the reason all her revenge wishes backfired on her, he's downright ecstatic about how much she suffered because of him and even declares that it's the greatest day of his life.
- The Sociopath: He's way too fixated on how much he can make his sister suffer, doing things like rummaging through her personal belongings, taking pictures of her in her sleep, and even paying Iris $300 just so she'll torture Wade some more - and actually being happy when he learns about all the horrific things she had to endure because of him.
- Teens Are Monsters: Oddly enough for this series he doesn't turn out to be an actual monster even though he is legitimately a terrible person.
- Villainous Crossdresser: Disguises himself as Iris' imaginary sister just to further screw with Wade.
A famous director of campy horror movies and the founder of Fright Camp, a fantasy summer camp for horror movie lovers. However, the campers soon realize that Farraday is slightly unhinged as more and more kids are subjected to horrific accidents that may or may not have been planned in advance...
- Mad Artist: He seems way too into the idea of creating horror movies.
- Manipulative Bastard: It turns out that Farraday was secretly filming everything that went on in the camp for a documentary, and did so without any consent from any of the campers except for the actors he planted in. Farraday basically exploited the adoration of his fans and nearly traumatized all of them permanently for shooting a movie. When the kids find out they've been played, they get pissed.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Has an obsession with measuring and seeing the fear in the campers' eyes.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Farraday appears to be a parody of famous director William Castle.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He flees the camp halfway into the book, leaving a note saying he can't keep hurting the kids. It's just another ruse to screw with the kids.
- Would Hurt a Child: Well, he's perfectly okay with scarring them for life emotionally and mentally.
The constantly terrified protagonist of Are You Terrified Yet?, who is subjected to several dares and challenges by the kids at his new school who want to test if he's really brave after several events that gained him a reputation as the bravest kid in school.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He does manage to get a new reputation at his new school like he wished, except that this causes a series of horrific dares to prove his bravery that he has to carry through if he wants to keep said reputation.
- Butt-Monkey: His easily scared persona made him an easy target for pranks and ridicule at his old school.
- Cowardly Lion: He follows through with the dares and challenges he's faced with despite his fears.
- Embarrassing Nickname: The kids at his old school called him "C-C-C-Craig" because of his stutter.
- Mistaken for Badass: Right after he manages to save a baby in a fast-moving car, the kids at his new school hail him as a hero, and after things that weren't really his doing (climbing a tree to rescue a kid and the kid managing to get down on his own, apparently beating up Brad's brother even though he actually just bumped into him), this reputation just gets further instilled.
- Took a Level in Badass: He becomes much more brave and confident after managing to get revenge on everyone who forced him to do the dares, though he's still afraid of the dark.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Really, anything scares him.
The Villain Protagonist of Headless Halloween, Brandon loves scaring people, especially those weaker than him like his little sister or his nerdy cousin. One year, Brandon decided to get revenge on his science teacher by playing a few mean Halloween pranks on him, but ends up getting chased off a ravine and dying. He then has to perform three good deeds in order to come back to life.
- Aesop Amnesia: His teacher and mother are frequently trying to show that his bullying behavior has consequences but he never listens. Not even dying is enough to set this kid straight.
- Asshole Victim: It's impossible to feel sorry for this kid after he receives his comeuppance.
- The Bully: A rare example in that he's a bully who's also the protagonist.
- Disney Villain Death: A surprisingly gruesome example. He outright runs off a cliff and falls onto jagged rocks at the bottom of a ravine. And we actually see his corpse later on when his ghost returns to the scene.
- Hate Sink: He has absolutely no redeeming qualities and ends up killed.
- I Ate WHAT?!: He's tricked into eating a doughnut full of worms, and when he finds out, he's forced to eat the whole thing.
- Jerkass: Takes delight in tormenting and scaring others.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He doesn't actually care about helping other people, but he'll do it if it means he can come back to life.
- "Just Joking" Justification: He frequently says "Oops, just joking" when pulling pranks.
- Killed Off for Real: He actually dies halfway through the book, and is tricked into believing he could come back to life. It turns out that, no, he's dead for real.
- Lack of Empathy: He's incapable of feeling sorry for anyone unless he's forced to.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He falls to his death, is then tortured by Norband and the other dead children, forced to save three scared people thinking it will undo his death, and is then told this is a lie. At first, the ending seems to make him a Karma Houdini as he is more than happy to go back to scaring people, but he's still dead and there's no indicator he'll actually be allowed out of the Other Side.
- Nightmare Fetishist: He loves seeing people scream, cry, and vomit from fear. Of course, when he's on the other side of this naturally he's all talk and no game.
- The Sociopath: Brandon has no redeeming qualities and gets off solely on tormenting those around him. What's more, while his mother is clearly disturbed by his destructive tendencies, his dad actually thinks it's funny and encourages him.
- Villain Protagonist: A clear example of a main character who deserves everything they suffer.
A mysterious boy who just happens to have the same unique monster mask Brandon Plush owns. Brandon encounters him in Headless Halloween after getting on the other side of Raven's Ravine. Norband leads Brandon to a Halloween party in a creepy neighborhood, and then shows him what it's really like to be scared.
- Cool Mask: He wears the exact same of horrible monster mask Brandon has.
- Enemy Without: He's some kind of weird doppelganger of Brandon, but claims he "dressed up" as Brandon for this year.
- Good Is Not Nice: He only comes across as villainous in that he's giving Brandon a taste of his own medicine. It reads as Norband trying to get Brandon to understand how he makes his victims feel.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: His torment of Brandon comes across as justified because of how much Brandon has tormented others.
- Losing Your Head: When he takes off his mask he reveals he has Brandon's face. But then he takes that off as well and reveals he has nothing above his neck.
- Our Angels Are Different: He's implied to be some kind of angel or spirit. He doesn't have an actual name or face and his entire role was to show Brandon what it's like to be on the Other Side, as in the other side of being scared.
- Significant Anagram: Norband is another way to spell Brandon.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: He tells Brandon he can come back to life if he can save three scared people. When Brandon manages to do just that, Norband tells him "Oops, just joking!" However, when Brandon shows he's learned absolutely nothing from this whole experience, it comes into question if he would've really deserved to come back anyway.
Nathan and Lindy Nichols
The protagonists of Brain Juice. Two stepsiblings who ask their scientist uncle for something to improve their intelligence, leading to him giving them normal grape juice but calling it "Brain Juice" to boost their confidence, only for the drink to get replaced by Brain Energizer Potion by two aliens.
- Alliterative Name: Nathan Nichols.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: They become as smart as they wished, leading to alienating their classmates and even risking getting expelled from school with how much they flaunt their intelligence.
- Big Brother Instinct: They agree to go with the aliens instead when they try to kidnap Lindy's little sister Brenda.
- Book Dumb: They do very poorly in school, no matter how much they study.
- Brainy Brunette: Nathan has black hair and becomes this after drinking the Brain Juice.
- The Ditz: Why they asked their uncle for help to make them smarter. They were doing very poorly in school and basic tasks like assembling their five-year-old sister's dollhouse.
- Dumb, but Diligent: They study as much as they can, but are unable to get better marks.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: They beg their uncle not to tell anyone about what happened after they escape from the aliens so that they can live normal lives.
- Insufferable Genius: They become this as a result of drinking Brain Juice, taking every opportunity to show off how smart they are to the point of annoying others.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Their friends don't want to hang out with them anymore after they become intelligent, finding their constant showing off annoying.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: They pretend the effects of the Brain Juice are wearing off when the aliens enslave them, causing the emperor to decide they're useless as slaves with how dumb they are. It turns out they're just as smart as they used to be.
- Sibling Rivalry: Averted. They're stepsiblings who get along quite well, probably because of how similar they are due to their lackluster intelligence.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Lindy is described as having auburn hair and green eyes, and is one of the protagonists.
Beast of Shepard's Falls
A savage, wolf-like creature terrorizing the village of Shepard's Falls. The people believe the monster is really Dr. Palmer Jekyll due to his last name. However, while it is a Jekyll, it's not the one they're thinking of... it's really his daughter, Marianne.
- The Berserker: The creature goes on a rampage almost every night and has the townspeople terrified. Heidi can hear the carnage at night, and when she sees the beast firsthand witnesses it literally throw a boy into a burning house.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Marianne was bitten by some kind of creature when she was seven, and her father's spent years experimenting on himself to find a cure.
- Tragic Monster: Marianne is a poor girl cursed by something she doesn't understand and has little control over simply because she wandered off when she was little.
- "How can I prove to him that I'm not scared? That Im as brave as he is?"
The son of Emory Banyon, who is sick of his father's constant pressuring to admit his fear, and wishes he could just prove to him that he's not actually scared.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: His father invites him to his movie set on Jake's birthday, only for it to be a set-up to scare him. Emory does his job too well, as Jake is absolutely horrified by the actors Emory instructed to scare his son.
- Calling Parents by Their Name: He'd prefer to call his father Dad, but Emory insists on him calling him by his first name since he prefers to think of him as a buddy rather than a son.
- Calling the Old Man Out: "That's for ruining my birthday party! That was for trying to terrify me every minute! Now you know that anyone can be scared!"
- Ironic Echo: His father spends most of the time terrifying him and then pressuring him to admit that he's scared. After Jake's prank terrifies him: "Come on, Emory. Admit it. Admit you were scared."
- "I want Jake to be able to admit when he's scared. It isn't healthy to do what he always does. It isn't healthy to hold your true feelings in."
An award winning horror director, creator of the Scream School franchise, and self-proclaimed King of Horror. While Emory is by no means murderous or evil, he's a self centered egotist and a terrible father, to the point that he is frequently trying to terrorize his son Jake into admitting he's scary. Emory is one of the realest villains in the entire franchise, due to the fact that, while there's nothing supernatural about him, he still antagonizes his son.
- Abusive Parents: One of the worst. Though amazingly, Jake gets revenge twice over.
- Broken Ace: Thanks to the pranks Jake pulls on him.
- Calling Parents by Their Name: He forces Jake to do this, since he considers them buddies instead of father and son.
- It's All About Me: Emory has a massive ego he's constantly feeding by scaring people and getting them to admit he's scared them. He keeps going after Jake because Jake refuses to give him the satisfaction.
- "Just Joking" Justification: His main justification for terrorizing Jake all the time.
- Nightmare Fetishist: From the way he enjoys inciting fear and terror into people in order to feel good about himself. He's not "The King of Horror" for nothing.
- Parental Neglect: He'd rather think of Jake as a buddy then as a son, which seems to be his attempt to justify the torment he puts Jake through.
- Parents as People: He does care about Jake, but he's still a pretty horrible father.
- Smug Snake: He loves patronizing his son by giving him false reassurance that it's okay to admit he's scared.
- "What happened to me? I used to be so nice."
The protagonist of Horrors of the Black Ring. A goody-two-shoes who finds herself wearing the ring and becoming possessed by its evil.
- Being Evil Sucks: She quickly realizes this when the ring causes her to become more and more immoral.
- Big Sister Bully: She becomes this to Amanda when possessed by the ring, doing things like snapping off the arms and legs of her Barbie dolls, tearing up her homework, and replacing her shampoo with corn oil.
- Big Sister Instinct: She has a moment of this towards Amanda when the latter nearly gets kidnapped at the carnival.
- Cool Big Sis: Despite her Annoying Younger Sibling tendencies, Amanda seems to consider her this, claiming the reason she pestered Beth to hang out with her so much was because she missed her since she was so busy with the carnival.
- Demonic Possession: The ring transforms her from a perfect goody-two-shoes to a cruel bully.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Amanda occasionally calls her "Beth Breath".
- Evil Feels Good: She enjoys the horrible things she does under the possession of the ring at first, thinking internally at one point that she now understands that Anthony likes causing havoc because it's so much fun. This doesn't last too long though, as she quickly starts regretting it.
- Friend to All Living Things: She admits to liking animals and is upset when Amanda and Anthony are cruel towards them. She also tries to nurse an injured bird back to help, whom she names Chirpy.
- I Ate WHAT?!: She's horrified when she bites into a brownie full of maggots.
- Nice Girl: The reason she's so horrified by the ring's corruption of her is because beforehand, she was very kindhearted to the point of being a goody-two-shoes.
The Black Ring
- "My evil has outgrown the ring! Now I need a living body to survive. Now I will possess you!"
An entirely black piece of jewelry home to an evil spirit. In Horrors of the Black Ring, it is first found by Beth's homeroom teacher and makes her wreak havoc. When it's done using her as a host, the ring entices Beth to wear it and uses her. Beth's sister Amanda buys an identical one.
- Clingy Macguffin: The only time it will willingly come off is when it's decided it's done with its current wearer.
- The Corrupter: The ring's earliest influence has the wearer feel the need to commit random acts of evil for fun. But over time, as its influence grows, it will just flat out take over the wearer's body.
- Dark Is Evil: It's a completely black jewel set in a band of black gold.
- Demonic Possession: At first, the people who wear the ring are unaware they are being controlled, until the evil spirit inside the ring makes itself known and threatens to make them do far worse.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: And more evil as well.
- Evil Feels Good: It makes its host do cruel and evil things. One third of the time, the host body is overwhelmed with feelings of joy as they commit these twisted acts. The other two thirds of the time, the host is horrified when they realize what they've done, and try to remove the ring, only for the ring to completely take over the host.
- For the Evulz: Why the spirit in the ring does anything it seems. It's never given a reason as to why it's so evil, it just is.
- Nightmare Face: The ring's evil spirit usually manifests as a horrible looking face inside the ring's gem, which is sometimes passed off as a flaw.
- The Power of Hate: It fills Miss Gold with the desire to destroy the school fair and makes her kidnap Beth's sister. When the ring possesses Beth, it plays off her feelings of resentment to Anthony and her little sister Amanda by destroying the things they love.
A fox-like spirit that haunts the woods of Camp Full Moon in Return to Ghost Camp. It feeds off a new camper every summer, but said camper is usually chosen as a representative to finally destroy the creature for good. It finally meets its end when Dustin Minium manages to cross the river near the camp, where the Snatcher is then dragged into the water by its ghastly servants.
- Child Eater: One who specifically only eats a single camper every summer.
- The Dreaded: The ghost campers are terrified of the Snatcher, recoiling in fear simply from listening to campfire tales about it. Dustin soon shares their fear when he learns that he's the Snatcher's selected victim.
- Evil Is Petty: Eating children isn't enough for it. as the Snatcher keeps the spirits of those it feeds on trapped at Camp Full Moon. The reason a new camper is selected every year is so the campers will have someone to fight for them so they can be free.
- Fantastic Foxes: It takes on the form of a fox, but whether or not it actually is a fox or just assumes the form because of the many foxes that live in the woods surrounding the camp is unknown.
- Flunky Boss: The Snatcher seems to have some form of control over monsters who live in the river. Those who try to swim across get dragged under by ghastly green, rotted hands. The monsters turn on the Snatcher when Dustin gets to the other side. When it falls in the river, they pull it under. It's entirely possible they were the ones in control and the Snatcher served them.
- Karmic Death: Is destroyed by the same monsters it tried to use to kill Dustin.
- Manipulative Bastard: It takes on the form of a girl called Laura and tries tricking Dustin into believing she's from a nearby girls camp. This is all to get him into the river so she can kill him, but she blows her disguise when she gets tired of waiting.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Like the villains of the original Ghost Camp, the Snatcher's backstory is shrouded in mystery. There's no explanation given to where it came from or why it only hunts one person a year. There's the possibility that the creatures living in the river are actually its masters instead of the other way around, with the Snatcher bringing them new victims every year. Considering they tore the Snatcher apart when Dustin got to the other side, it's quite possible this was a case of You Have Failed Me.
- Our Monsters Are Different: There are a set of rules when dealing with the Snatcher. It will only select one camper every year, and if that camper is able to cross the Snatcher's river to the other side the Snatcher will be defeated.
- Pronoun Trouble: It disguises itself as a young girl, but the book doesn't clarify if the Snatcher really is female or simply took the form of one.
An athletic kid who enjoys pulling practical jokes, he convinces Dustin Minium to switch identities as a gag when they arrive at Camp Full Moon in Return to Ghost Camp. The truth is, Ari was selected to be the camp's yearly sacrifice to the Snatcher and used Dustin as a patsy.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts chummy with Dustin when they first meet in order to get him to play along with the "joke." When Dustin finds out the truth, Ari brings out his asshole side and refuses to come clean.
- The Chosen One: He was selected by Camp Full Moon to fight the Snatcher, but tricked Dustin into giving him his identity.
- Dirty Coward: It is understandable that he wouldn't want to fight against a ghost since he didn't have a say in the matter, but he specifically picked a kid who was much weaker than him to take his place and threatened the kid's little brother to keep his mouth shut or he'd hurt him. We then find out that to beat the Snatcher, all he had to do was cross a river using a low hanging tree branch, which would've been a snap for him because he's a gymnast.
- Faux Affably Evil: Even after Dustin finds out Ari used him to get out of fighting the Snatcher, he still tries to act friendly with him. The friendly part disappears when he not only mocks Dustin over the switch, he stops Dustin from trying to call his parents to go home and threatens Dustin's younger brother if he doesn't lie.
The Haunted Car
A possessed car purchased by Mitchell Moinian's father. The spirit possessing it is a young girl who died while she was taking the car for a joyride, and she now wants to kill Mitchell so she'll have someone to ride alongside her.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She frequently professes that she's evil. The shock of realizing she actually saved Mitchell from being burned alive when his house caught fire is so great it causes her spirit to be forcibly expelled from the car for good.
- Evil Twin: The ghost is Marissa's twin sister, Becka.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She claims she wants to kill Mitchell so he'll join her to keep her company.
- Improbably Cool Car: How it first appears.
- My Car Hates Me: Not only that, but it's actively trying to kill the rider as well.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When Becka took Mitchell on what would've been his death ride, she decides to kill him near his house to adhere to his wish of taking him home. When they get there, they discover Mitchell's house is in flames, and that by kidnapping him, Becka actually saved Mitchell from burning to death.
- Obviously Evil: In the 2015 film, the car appears with a license plate that says "Haunted."
- Redemption Equals Death: It's a rare unintentional example, but it's what prompts Mitchell to forgive her in the end.
- Undead Child: The spirit inside the car.
An elderly woman from Full Moon Fever. Robbie and Alesha once kicked a soccer ball through her living room window, and were afraid she would still be mad at them when they go to her house on Halloween. Instead, she gives them big candy bars and compliments their costumes. She's the reason they turn into monsters, as those bars she gave them were "Beast Bars."
- Cool Old Lady: She gives Robbie and Alesha huge candy bars when they see her on Halloween. Except she is very much not this.
- Cranky Neighbor: What she appears to be according to the kids, but she seems very friendly. She's much worse.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She turns Robbie and Alesha into horrible, wolf-like monsters with horrific appetites and a disposition to destroy things if they don't control themselves. All because they kicked a ball through her window.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Vanessa. That should tell you how fucked up she is.
- Easily Forgiven: She doesn't hold it against Robbie and Alesha when they come knocking on her door on Halloween. She doesn't even seem to remember what they did. It's all a lie. She remembered, and she had something horrible planned.
- Karma Houdini: Subverted. When Robbie and Alesha figure out she was the one who turned them into beasts, they ransack her home and almost kill her. But then the two eat lots of her "Curse Bars" thinking they're "Cure Bars," and the two apparently shrink away into nothing.
- Wicked Witch: One who specializes in cursed candy.
Characters introduced in Goosebumps Horrorland:
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
Britney Crosby's annoying younger cousin who comes to visit her, and brings a certain dummy with him.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He incessantly pesters and kicks Britney and her friend Molly.
- Clashing Cousins: He fights with Britney constantly. In fact, she mentions that last time he came to visit, they got into a fistfight.
- Parental Neglect: His parents were sick for a long time and couldn't take care of him, which is implied to be the reason for his misbehavior.
- Spoiled Brat: Britney's parents let him get away with all of his misbehavior while blaming Britney for his actions because they feel bad about his absent parents.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: When it's revealed he was using a remote to control Slappy's actions, which included insulting and physically assaulting people, damaging his cousin's property, and even pushing her down the stairs and almost seriously injuring her at one point.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #3: Monster Blood for Breakfast!
Matt's obnoxious next door neighbor in Monster Blood for Breakfast.
- Asshole Victim: At the end of the book, when the ivy plants Matt owned that Bradley stole and falsely stated he caused to grow in order to win the science fair start snaking their tendrils around him.
- Big Eater: Matt says it's hard to believe he's so skinny with how much he eats.
- Catchphrase: "No biggie", much to Matt's irritation.
- Hate Sink: His whole personality revolves around how annoying and obnoxious he is.
- Hero-Worshipper: Despite how badly he treats Matt, he's also said to worship and admire him, "borrowing" his T-shirts and ideas for science projects.
- In-Series Nickname: The start of his last name, "Worm".
- Jerkass: He's almost as bad as Conan and Kermit.
- Laser-Guided Karma: At the end of the book, the ivy plants he stole from Matt and presented as his science project start wrapping their tendrils around him. Matt notices this and congratulates him for winning the science fair instead of warning him. Considering everything else he did to him as well as stealing his science project, this is understandable.
- Lean and Mean: Matt notices how skinny he is, and while not evil, he has few redeeming qualities.
- Pet the Dog: When Matt is about to be suspended for attacking him, Bradley stands up for him, saying they were just goofing around.
- With Friends Like These...: Claims to be Matt's "friend", but acts like anything but, constantly getting him in trouble for things Bradley did and showing little remorse for doing so.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #5: Dr. Maniac Vs. Robby Schwartz
Later series appearances: Goosebumps Most Wanted #5: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now
An insane supervillain created by Robby Schwartz. Maniac frequently professes how crazy he is and works alongside a villainess called the Scarlet Starlet. His archenemy is another villain called the Purple Rage. His backstory in Robby's webcomics is that he's Robby's fictional brother Sam, who became a supervillain because he felt overshadowed by Robby's achievements.
- Ax-Crazy: And proud of it.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He never lets people forget that he's a MANIAC!
- Catchphrase: "I'm not (insert word), I'm a MANIAC!" As well "More (insert verb) than a (insert noun) in a (insert noun)." It's usually something completely stupid.
- Evil Plan: Making all the kids in town skate non stop twenty-four hours a day for a TV show.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Sam became Dr. Maniac due to jealousy of his brother's talent at creating comic strips.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Before becoming Dr. Maniac, Sam felt like he had to try harder in his family due to being the middle child.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Claims to have a degree in Maniacal Studies.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With his cohort the Scarlet Starlet.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Well considering he is a child..
- That Man Is Dead: When his identity as Robby's brother is discovered, Maniac declares that Sam Schwartz doesn't exist anymore.
- Tombstone Teeth: His big, perfectly symmetrical teeth compliment his Slasher Smile.
- The Un-Favourite: What drove him to become a villain.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Sam Schwartz used to be an average kid, until he finally got sick of being "the chubby joke" in his family and took on the persona of his brother's comic book creation.
- Villain Team-Up: With the Scarlet Starlet and even his worst enemy, the Purple Rage.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #5: Dr. Maniac Vs. Robby Schwartz
Later series appearances: Goosebumps Most Wanted #5: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now
Another supervillain created by Robby. He's perpetually angry and Dr. Maniac's Arch-Enemy.
- Catchphrase: "You know what really (verbs) my (noun)?" Like Dr. Maniac, it's usually something completely stupid.
- Evil Is Hammy: He absolutely devours every scene he's in.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He isn't called the Purple Rage for nothing.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Dr. Maniac and the Scarlet Starlet anger him to the point where he explodes into a million pieces.
- Large Ham: See Evil Is Hammy.
- Meaningful Name: He wears purple and rages easily.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His anger at Robby causes him to destroy the case of scorpions he trapped him in, allowing Robby to escape.
- Purple Is Powerful: True to his name, he dresses in purple and has superpowers.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #7: My Friends Call Me Monster
The protagonist of My Friends Call Me Monster. Michael discovers that his teacher is planning on turning everyone in the world into monsters.
- Alliterative Name: Michael Munroe.
- Asshole Victim: He likes pranking and smarting off to Mrs. Hardesty in class, even breaking into her house to plant a cat there, and gets turned into a monster by her.
- Baleful Polymorph: When Mrs. Hardesty force feeds him the eggs, he turns into a monster.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's good with technological stuff to the point where he can make shades in the classroom flip up and down using a mere dog whistle, but spends most of his time goofing around in class and pranking his teacher.
- Cassandra Truth: When he tries to tell his parents about Mrs. Hardesty's plan.
- Class Clown: He enjoys goofing off in class and messing with his teacher.
- Genius Bruiser: He's on the wrestling team and also good with technological stuff.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: What earns him the nickname "Monster".
- Here We Go Again!: At the end of the book, his parents serve chocolate cake for dessert made by Ms. Hardesty with her special eggs. In the epilogue, he explains that his family went to Mr. Wong's house and found enough egg yolk to turn them back into humans.
- I Have to Go Iron My Dog: He tries to say he's late for something when Mrs. Hardesty asks him to come into her house and try out her eggs.
- In-Series Nickname: "Monster." Eventually gets turned into an actual one.
- Meaningful Name: Well, nickname. When he turns into a monster, he lampshades this by saying they call him Monster and now he is a monster.
- Mouthy Kid: He never knows when to stop mouthing off to his teacher.
- Two Guys and a Girl: He's close friends with a guy and a girl named Dewayne and Daisy.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #7: My Friends Call Me Monster
Michael's teacher who turns out to be breeding monsters to overtake humanity.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She turns Michael into one of her monsters because of how much he liked disrupting the class and messing around with her.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She does genuinely seem to care about the monsters she breeds, calling them her babies.
- Evil Teacher: One with the goal to Take Over the World.
- Take Over the World: Her goal with hatching monsters out of eggs.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #8: Say Cheese and Die - Screaming!
The newest owner of the Evil Camera, which she bought at a garage sale, but quickly tried to get rid of it after realizing how dangerous it is. Unfortunately, the camera keeps finding its way into Julie's life.
- The Atoner: Does everything she can to try and circumvent the camera's power out of guilt for harming Reena and Karla.
- Camera Fiend: She was interested in photography even before finding the evil camera.
- Convicted by Public Opinion: Even after dumping the camera, people associate it with her because they saw it in her possession first. After Becka and Greta are given horrible rashes by the camera, they blame Julie, threatening to sue her family and calling her a witch.
- Gaslighting: The Evil Camera resurfacing in her home was actually David trying to mess with her head so he could win the photography contest.
- Karmic Jackpot: Her earlier realization of how dangerous the camera is mixed with her determination to get rid of the thing and to break its power as well as her trying to save David Blank from falling to his death manages to undo the magic of the camera and gets her labelled a hero by the kids and teachers in her school.
- Kid Hero: Her rival David almost falls to his death while taking their class yearbook photo, and Julie rushes to rescue him. In the process, she almost falls herself and fulfills the camera's prediction, but David saves her as well. This not only creates a possible new friendship between them, but restores Julie's good name to her classmates after thinking she maimed Reena and the others.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Is immediately wracked with guilt when the camera blinded Reena and injured Karla, especially when Reena cuts all ties with her. This is because, as Reena points out, the woman who originally owned the camera didn't want Julie to have it, but the woman's daughter gave it to her. Reena saying Julie acts like she knows everything makes Julie feel incredibly guilty.
- Redeeming Replacement: To Greg Banks as the protagonist of the Say Cheese and Die! books.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With David Blank. Both are talented photographers and are constantly trying to show the other up. Julie lets David take the class photo for the yearbook even though she rightfully won the opportunity. David, who had previously been a giant asshole to Julie, sincerely asks if she's really okay with this. This is because the Evil Camera photographed Julie falling to her death while taking the yearbook photo, and Julie believes it's safer for David to do it. Unfortunately, the camera's smarter than that.
- Women Are Wiser: She immediately comes across as saner than Greg Banks when she doesn't take as long to get the camera out of her life. Though it helps that, unlike Greg, Julie gets called out on using the camera when she loses her best friend.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #13: When The Ghost Dog Howls
- "Take a little horror home with you."
The owner of Chiller House, a bizarre gift shop in Horrorland carrying a wide range of weird and disturbing products. He's the Arc Villain for the second Horrorland story arc, giving kids free souvenirs before they leave Horrorland, claiming he'll expect payment when he sees them again. After the kids have a horrible experience because of said souvenir, they're transported back to Horrorland where Chiller is waiting for them.
- Big Bad: The one behind all the horror in the second arc.
- Catchphrase: "Take a little Horror home with you."
- Collector of the Strange: Just look at what he carries in his shop, including a magic dog tooth that grants unlimited wishes to a comic book that grants superpowers.
- Creepy Child: As a child, he had puppets for friends and enjoyed watching crows peck each other to death.
- Daddy Issues: He's got issues with both his parents. His mother kept him locked up in their house because she believed his mind was too special and had to be protected away from people who wouldn't understand him, while his father thought he was an embarrassment and a sissy.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, his parents forced him to remain isolated and devoid of all human interaction, leading to him developing disturbing traits as a child and even more disturbing ones as an adult.
- Egomaniac Hunter: As part of his Daddy Issues, he's desperate to prove to his late father that he can be a hunter.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Due to being isolated as a child, he befriended puppets and finally snapped the day his father took him hunting, leading to him becoming severely injured.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He was so desperate for friends when he was a child that he pretended puppets were his friends and, as an adult, he made up his own. Specifically, he made up Murder the Clown, Chef Belcher, Mondo the Magical, Madame Doom, Winner Taikall, and Seymour Winn-Doe. He was every adult the kids encountered before they entered his shop. Ray and the others get him to let them go home after they dress up as these characters and act as though they are abandoning Chiller.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: His mother believed he had a special brain that needed to be kept preserved, so she made him spend all his time isolated at home with his studies and no contact with other children.
- Meaningful Name: As chilling as his last name.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Has got severe childhood trauma and is incapable of making any actual emotional connection to other adults, which manifests by him "playing" disturbing and dangerous games with children.
- Villainous Breakdown: When the kids dress up as his "friends" and say they're leaving him.
- Villainous Crossdresser: He's revealed to be the version of Madame Doom Meg encountered in Weirdo Halloween.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His father took him hunting one day when he was a child, but Jonathan messed up and literally shot himself in the foot with his crossbow. He's still trying to prove to his father that he can be a good hunter.
Blue Kerlew Hound
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #13: When The Ghost Dog Howls
A ghost dog who plagued a Scottish village hundreds of years ago. When a sorcerer tried to hex the dog, it only caused one of its teeth to fall out. That tooth now has the power to grant an unlimited number of wishes, but every wish made draws the dog's spirit closer.
- Big, Friendly Dog: Averted. Even before it died, the hound was destructive and evil.
- Doom Magnet: The arrival of the hound caused a number of destructive mishaps to occur in the village it bedeviled, and later on its tooth will call the hound towards it if enough wishes are cast.
- Jackass Genie: Averted. Any and every wish made by the tooth is carried out with no ironic twists or hitches, but the wishes do act as a beacon to the hound.
Sam Waters and Lexi Blake
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #14: Little Shop of Hamsters
A pet enthusiast and his best friend who take on a job at the titular store, Little Shop of Hamsters, and find the hamsters there aren't as cute as they seem.
- Dumb Blonde: Lexi has blonde hair and always fails to help Sam.
- Genki Girl: Lexi is very bubbly and energetic.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Sam is the Savvy Guy eager to prove that he's responsible enough for a pet to Lexi's hyperactive, bubbly Energetic Girl.
- Unwanted Assistance: Lexi constantly tries to help Sam, much to his exasperation.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #17: The Wizard of Ooze
A comic book villain made of sludge and oil. Like the Masked Mutant and Dr. Maniac, it turns out the Ooze is real and targets a kid who gets his hands on the rare Wizard of Ooze graphic novel.
Characters introduced in Goosebumps Hall of Horrors:
Mickey Soe and Amanda Underwood
Debuts in: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #1: Claws!
The protagonists of Claws!, two friends who have to take care of their neighbors' cat and buy a replacement from a store called Cat Heaven when the original one gets run over. The replacement they picked seems to resemble the original cat, Bella, a little too much.
- Childhood Friends: They've lived across the street from each other their entire lives.
- Friend to All Living Things: Mickey is eager to take care of their neighbor's cat as well as having pet goldfish and a pet mouse named Zorro.
- Motor Mouth: Amanda talks very fast.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When Bella runs out of the house and gets run over due to them leaving the front door open.
- Sanity Slippage: Amanda suggests that this is the reason Mickey keeps seeing and hearing cats everywhere, because he's been losing it due to the stress of leading to the death of one cat and then stealing another.
- Talks Like a Simile: Amanda uses the weirdest similes, such as "slow as a banana", "clumsy as an onion" and "weird as a raspberry".
Debuts in: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #5: Don't Scream!
- "Hi, Jack. Don't scream. I've been waiting for you. I'm your new friend."
A cell phone found by Jack Harmon on the bus that turns out to be a rouge AI that demands Jack find any others like her.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It's unknown what Emmy was made for but it's unlikely she was meant to be as evil and controlling as she is.
- Evil Phone: She spends most of her time in a phone, although she can be go into other electronics.
- Here We Go Again!: Jack manages to give her away to a bully, only for the book to end with him getting a phone with the bully trapped inside it, presumably done by Emmy.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Her reason for urging Jack to steal other electronic devices is because she thinks there are other entities stuck in them that she can be friends with. She also claims that she wants to be Jack's friend.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: She frequently warns Jack not to make her angry and that she can seriously hurt him.
Characters introduced in Goosebumps Most Wanted:
Debuts in: Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask
A powerful ghost haunting a pumpkin farm from the second half of the book. The Grave-Master has the power to control the plants that grow on the farm, as the farm was built over an old graveyard. The Grave-Master wants to drive people away from the land so the souls buried under the ground can finally rest.
- Badass Boast: To Devin.Grave-Master: It's the Night of the Jack-O'-Lantern, Devin. The jack-o'-lantern laughs at death. Are you ready to laugh at death?
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Intiailly Mrs. Barnes comes off as a friendly, kind woman, but turns out to be the Grave-Master who wants to kill Devin to give her son a friend.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Played with in a somewhat funny way. Devin initially thinks Zeus the house cat is the Grave-Master in disguise. It's really Mrs. Barnes.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Mrs. Barnes was hoping to take Devin into the ground with her so her son Haywood would have a new friend, and when Haywood is thrown into the grave by the Haunted Mask, Mrs. Barnes flips out and dives after her son.
- Fat Bastard: Devin described Mrs. Barnes as looking very round, almost as if she was made out of pumpkins.
- Mama Bear: For her son, Haywood Barnes.
- Plant Person: Specifically one who controls pumpkin plants. They say the pumpkin vines on the farm are all connected to a single vine growing out of the grave the Grave-Master lives in.
- The Power of Hate: The Grave-Master's powers were created from the hatred of the souls whose graves were defiled by the farm built over their coffins.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: It can transform into a human or animal at will.
Noah "Bean" Bienstock
Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #3: How I Met My Monster
A bullied kid with recurring nightmares who befriends a boy named Munroe who he starts suspecting might be a monster.
- Butt-Monkey: He's constantly picked on by Harlan.
- Enemy Eats Your Lunch: His bully Harlan regularly forces him to give up his lunch money, forcing him to go hungry.
- In-Series Nickname: Everyone except his teacher calls him the first part of his last name, "Bean", even his parents.
- Shrinking Violet: His timidity and inability to stand up for himself makes him an easy target for bullies.
- Significant Anagram: The first word of the apartment he lives in, Sternom House, is an anagram for Monster. It turns out everyone in the apartment is a monster, including him.
- Tomato in the Mirror: He suspects for most of the book that Harlan is a monster, then discovers that his friend Lissa is a monster, and by the end learns that everyone in his apartment is a monster, including him and his parents, and the book ends with him and his friends going to scare his bully in their monster forms.
Theo Gordon aka Murder the Clown
Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #7: A Nightmare on Clown Street
The uncle of the protagnist, Ray. He works for Koko's Klown Acadaemy and he has a fake ax in his head. He has a dark sense of humor but otherwise is a nice guy.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the film, he is a straight up monster while in the book he merely has a morbid sense of humor.
- Ax-Crazy: Literally, as he has a fake ax in his head and some of his jokes make him seem a bit unhinged.
- Circus of Fear: Somewhat subverted, as the circus he works for isn't inherently bad as the real evil is a man who runs the clown world and punishes clowns who mess up.
- Monster Clown: Subverted in the book, as he only looks scary as his gimmick but played straight in the movie.
- Name's the Same: There is another character called Murder the Clown in the Horror Land series but their only conenction is that they are both clowns that make dark jokes, and otherwise they are not the same.
Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #10: The Lizard of Oz
The protagonist of the story. Her parents buy a lizard from Australia that bites her, leading to alarming changes in her.
- Blackmail: Adele takes a video of her crawling on the floor and uses it to coerce her into doing favours for her.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to her brother Freddy's foolish.
- Lizard Folk: Her family turns out to be this.
- Only Sane Man: She feels this way in her family, due to her brother's goofiness and her parents' tendency to blow money on things like miniature horses, as well as her dad's pranking of her.
- Slow Transformation: Into a lizard. She develops urges to crawl on the floor and eat flies, as well as having patterns form on her skin that resemble that of a lizard's skin.
- Tomato in the Mirror: It turns out the bite from the lizard did nothing to her and her whole family are lizards, and show signs around Kate's age.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Due to her dad constantly pranking her.
- With Friends Like These...: There's a girl named Adele Bender who claims to be her "friend", but really isn't.
Characters introduced in Goosebumps SlappyWorld
Debuts in: Goosebumps Slappyworld #4: Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo!
A seemingly normal boy claiming to be caged at the carnival Jordan and his sister are attending by his abusive father, only to turn out to be a shapeshifting monster with a constant craving for food.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Mr. Ferber, the boss of the carnival, captures the wrong Jordan when Robby transforms into a duplicate of him, allowing him to have Jordan's life as he wished - though this may not last long considering what happens every time he eats.
- Bears Are Bad News: He's described as resembling a bear in his monster form.
- Big Eater: Constantly begging for food. You wouldn't want to give him any, though.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He wins Jordan and Kayla's sympathy by pretending his father regularly locks him in a cage at the carnival as a laugh and begs them for food, only to then spew vomit and transform into a monster after eating the candy bar they offer him.
- Consummate Liar: Jordan notes what a good liar Robby is when the latter demands to meet his parents and then acts innocent in front of them.
- Super Senses: He claims to have super hearing when Jordan and Kayla try to whisper around him.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shapeshift into anyone. In fact, he shapeshifts into Jordan's teacher when Jordan suspected another classmate of being Robby instead, and even shapeshifts into Jordan himself.
Characters introduced in expanded universe materials:
The sinister mayor of Karlsville from the three-part "Chillogy" episode.
- Canon Foreigner: His story is completely exclusive to the TV series.
- Corrupt Politician: Subverted. He's officially the "mayor" of Karlsville and extremely evil, but he never actually does any politicking.
- Expy: Of The Joker. Monstrous, malicious prankster in a bad purple suit who kills people by playing lethal games with them to amuse himself. Even his name is an implicit reference to The Joker. Many times, The Joker has taken identities related to clowns, jesters and such, including such obscure references as Eric Border. A Knave is an old word for a Fool - or, alternatively...a clown.
- For the Evulz: When Todd asks Karl why he's trying to turn him into a lifeless doll, Karl says that he just needed a hobby.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He orders the townspeople to cook Jessica for him after he turns her into a pig girl.
- Karma Houdini: He escapes the destruction of Karlsville unharmed and can't believe his luck.
- Laughably Evil: His idea of fun is to torment and kill kids with deadly pranks.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: As Todd screams for help, he tells him "Scream all you want my young boy, it's music to my ears."
- Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates Jessica into pursuing her greed, then blames her for the flaw he himself set her up to pursue, and turns her into a pig.
- Reality Warper: In Karlsville his powers have almost no limits. He transforms Jessica into a pig girl, materializes minions out of thin air, and controls even the weather in the city. Fitting, since he's basically an evil Looney Tunes character.
- Would Hurt a Child: He only seems to target children, trying to kill one in every episode.
- All of the Other Reindeer: He was ignored by everybody when he was a child, even by his own parents. His reasoning for creating Horrorland is for the sake of making everybody on Earth as miserable as he is.
- Arch-Enemy: Is set up as one to the Morris Family and Clay, on the grounds that they were the only people to ever escape from Horrorland alive.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In both endings of the game. He'll either succeed in turning Mr. and Mrs. Morris into Horrors, or he'll be living with them.
- Canon Foreigner: Is exclusive solely to the video game and hasn't made any other appearances in any other media.
- Large Ham: "WHO STOLE ALL MY CHOCOLATE?!"
- The Man Behind the Man: In the game, he's the man behind Horrorland and the actual creator of the Horrors.
- Troll: He dresses up as his own assistant, Stump, for no reason other than to mess with Lizzy and Luke.
- The Wonka: A psychotic and evil version, but also a subversion. Madison's never going to be fired from Horrorland because he's the boss.