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Junior (a.k.a Grim Jr)

The main character of the story and Grim and Mandy's son. Prince of the Underworld.

  • Big Brother Instinct: It takes awhile to fully take root but when it finally does... In Afterbirth he is also caring towards Dani and Manny despite being absent from their lives for three years, offering the latter a soul to eat when he broke down crying over Dani's kidnapping and immediately leaving to rescue her.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Implied though he heavily denies it.
    • By the end of the series he seems more accepting of it. When the series renewed they seem to have worked out a brother-sister version of a Pseudo-Romantic Friendship. However Mimi is also his crush so there could be a love triangle in the works...
  • Brought Down to Badass: Offers up his demon powers in the non-canon sequel story Afterbirth in an attempt to regain his sister's love. It works.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: He starts off a jealous coward who is resentful of his sister.
  • Cute Monster Boy: As far as a skeleton goes. He's even cuter as a human boy though.
  • Dem Bones: A living skeleton like his father. His spirit form is more human looking though. Because he was originally human, but Grim's plans called for killing him and bringing him back as a reaper. After getting the Nergal symbiote, he can assume a human-like appearance at will.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Since Mandy is the most powerful and feared person in the Underworld, Junior's defiance counts as this.
  • Driven by Envy: He starts off as The Resenter towards Minnie, combined with believing he's The Unfavorite. He also hates that Nergal Jr. (his godfather) shows more attention and love towards her, though it is later justified as Nergal Jr. is Minnie's biological father.
  • Embarrassing Old Photo: Lock, Shock, and Barrel start gushing over a really adorable photo of baby Junior in one of Grim's diaries. Cue Junior's face turning red with embarrassment.
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this to Mandy in Nergal speech in his defense of Mimi.
  • Future Badass: In Afterbirth sequel comic, he'd gotten far more skilled, though this story was later "de-canonized".
  • Generation Xerox: Defied in the best possible way. His realationship with his sister might certainly echo Grim's canon subservience to Mandy, however when finally pushed Jr reveals doesn't take after his father, but his mother. First by defying her orders (which impresses her), then by defeating his sister.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In his Demon-Reaper form. In Afterbirth he has these constantly until he offered up his eye in an attempt to bargain for Minnie's life, which she later took back.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: He gets torn apart a lot. To put this into perspective, he gets his spine and head ripped out of his body by Mimi and is still speaking rather nonchalantly as he tried to calm Mimi down. It does hurt though, as Grim once separated Minnie and Junior after Mimi stuck them together with stakes by cutting his tentacles and hand off, with Junior muttering, "In my happy place... In my happy place..." soon afterward as Minnie bandaged them.
    Junior: [after getting his head and spine ripped out] Minnie? Just calm down! I'm fine, really! It's just a flesh wound!
  • Go Through Me: After Mandy drains the dark energy out of Mimi, reverting her to her human form and orders her to be disposed of. Junior, tired of her callousness, stands in front of Mimi and refuses to move even when Mandy starts physically beating him.
  • Grew a Spine: Over the course of Part 1 he matures from a wimpy, jealous brat into a more self-assured and selfless person. Pun aside, he also made a daring choice to summon his demon-reaper powers to defend a weakened Mimi from a pissed-off Mandy. It's also because he made that choice that Mandy actually decides to spare Mimi.
    • Does so again during his fight with his sister. When he and the symbiote decide enough is enough. He stops being afraid of her, tells her he's through with her acting the way she is, then soundly beats her
  • Grim Reaper: Like father, like son.
  • Heel Realization: Though it takes a trip through the afterlife for him to finally realize he's been a brat.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Is a walking skeleton with the ability to harvest souls, bonded to an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Post Heel Realization, he's so nice and naive that he couldn't even conceive the idea of Minnie going Yandere on him until she repeatedly tries to kill him and Mimi after Grim and Mandy leave to confront Him, missing all of the obvious signs.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Against a mind-controlled Minnie.
  • In the Hood: As discussed below, Junior wears nothing but black hoodies and jeans. They become a sick looking longcoat when he goes Demon-Reaper Mode though, just like dear old Dad.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Junior's wardrobe is revealed to have nothing but black hoodies.
  • Loser Protagonist: Due to his inexperience in actual combat, he tends to get his rear handed to him by anyone with a modicum of it, like Mimi.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: His Nergal powers manifest as tentacles, fangs, and glowing green eyes.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: In his human form, one blue eye and one grey after getting Minnie's eye.
  • Momma's Boy: His profile lists him as this, trying to win the appreciation of his mother and being terrified at the thought of going against her. This is diminished by "Afterbirth", as he is genuinely confrontational with his mother over the topic of Minnie's disappearance, snarling "Damn you mother." when he finds out that she hasn't even sent out a search party. He also stands up to her in the canon sequel.
  • Morality Pet: Has been one for Minnie up until the aftermath of the Mimi battle. According to the Nergal Symbiote, he's the reason as to why Minnie didn't exhibit any of her mother's cruelty, at least outwardly. But thanks to recent events, Minnie has begun to give in to that cruelty.
  • Nice Guy: After realizing how bratty he's been by nearly wrecking Halloween Town, getting Minnie and Nergal killed, being confronted an angel and Him, and meeting Mimi he becomes a genuinely nice kid who looks out for his sister and Mimi first and foremost. For example, he brings Mimi muffins, saves her from falling off the castle (which his mother and sister caused), and makes sure she takes a bath to ensure her comfort despite technically being a prisoner and in Mandy's words, Junior's "Pet".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: It's due to his jealously of his sister Minnie that the comics events happened.
  • Sinister Scythe: The Nergal Symbiote can form a scythe out of its biomass.
  • Shout-Out: His full head of hair as a human is very similar to the hero of a popular Japanese detective series. Compare this to this.
  • Super Mode: His Demon Reaper form. Once he and the Nergal symbiote start getting along, Junior can assume this form at will.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Minnie's Nergal powers can take over him if he's not careful, though he and his Nergal side have since become good friends.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Stated by His grandfather, the Reaper King that as a Reaper, he has the potential to be much stronger without the Symbiote than with it.
  • The Symbiote: His Nergal side has a mind of its own.
  • Talking to Themself: Talks and argues with his Nergal side.
  • The Unfavorite: He feels like this due to his sister's talents overshadowing him. In truth, it's not the case. If what the Nergal Symbiote says is true, Junior standing up to his mother made him the favorite in her eyes.
  • Unplanned Crossdressing: When he gets serious about fighting Minne he ends up dressed up in his sisters clothes from when she was alive, including her hair cut. Though he's wise enough to focus on the fight first.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As a Reaper-Nergal demon hybrid he's easily one of the most powerful beings in the setting but he has next to no skill in using his powers or combat ability which stopgaps him quite a bit. According to the Reaper King his powers as a Reaper alone have the potential to exceed his strength as a hybrid, something that he first taps into during his fight with Minnie.
  • Warrior Prince: After obtaining the Nergal symbiote, he's powerful enough to lay waste to all of Halloween Town with ease, though he's inexperienced and ends up getting his butt kicked multiple times.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: In Afterbirth, he has a thing for eating souls and ghosts to feed his Nergal Symbiote, even saying that his half-siblings look really tasty.
    • During his fight with Minnie, after beating her with her old Nergal powers, he finally uses his own natural Reaper powers and pulls his sisters soul out of her body.

Minnie (a.k.a Mini Mandy)

Grim and Mandy's daughter though biologically Nergal Jr's her father, Junior's little sister, and princess of the underworld.

  • The Ace: She's portrayed as a prim and proper perfect princess who excels in everything in Part 1, thought Part II reveals that's a facade she works hard to maintain.
  • A-Cup Angst: In one strip, she was seen comparing herself with her mother and an image of a pancake appears. It's even better when you realize to what her line, "How cruel, my name be so apt..." refers.
  • Action Girl: You wouldn't know it from her appearance though.
  • Bow and Sword in Accord: She is a skilled archer and swordswoman.
  • Back from the Dead: The first comic is essentially a How We Got Here of this.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally a very sweet girl, but God help you if you get her angry.
  • Berserk Button: Harming Junior in any way. Very bad idea.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: According to the symbiote, she was terribly cruel to him even though she was outwardly sweet to everyone else. This began to crack as Junior became closer to Mimi as her jealousy grew.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: While in Him's realm in Part I, Minnie's soul almost killed Junior in rage and frustration over him not loving her. While all the basic brainwash norms were present (dull eyes, being woke up forcelly), Him claims that he just let Minnie's true self surface. This was foreshadowing the reveal that Minnie is indeed as cruel as Mandy.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: She is in love with her half-brother Junior to a world-ending degree.
    • She's been shown to cave to her brother for the promise of sleeping in the same bed as him and play with his hair after he was nailed to the floor on top of her.
    • It's also the reason for her even seeming like a good and pure soul as she had been purposefully suppressing her natural evil so that Junior would not have to witness it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Deeply resentful of Mimi's crush on Junior (a crush that he seems to reciprocate).
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives Junior one here.
  • Cool Sword: When she had her Nergal powers she could create them at will.
  • Covert Pervert: When Mimi immobilized her and Junior in such a way that he wound up pinning her down she certainly didn't mind and wasn't in much of a rush to get them free, with Junior realizing that she's actually enjoying it.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her being torn in half by Oogie Boogie while she was still human wasn't very pretty...
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Cute Monster Girl: Despite the fangs and claws her Nergal side gave her, Minnie still was pretty cute even when fighting. Now, she's in the body of a undead girl without an eye.
  • The Dreaded: To Junior's Nergal side, thanks to formely being hers and it knows her better than even Junior. According to it, Minnie has all the latent potential to be as evil as her mom.
  • Death Glare: Gives a pretty epic one here.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Undergoes one in the non-canon story Afterbirth after Junior leaves to train on his own.
  • Emergency Transformation: Her current form as her original body had to be destroyed thanks to the Enemy Within.
  • Living Weapon: At the beginning of Part 1, she possesses Lovecraftian Superpowers courtesy of her Nergal side, which has a mind of its own and is passed on to Junior.
  • Enemy Without: Once she was killed by Oogie Boogie, her eldritch powers ran rampant.
  • Eye Scream: She gives Junior her right eye to empower him and grant him Nergal powers. In Afterbirth, she gives Boogieman her left eye, and in doing so she gives her hand in marriage to him. Once she and Junior reconcile, she takes both her eyes back.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In her first form. As well as a glowing mouth.
  • Good Girl Gone Bad: After she realized that her brother is growing more and more distant from her thanks to her mother's speech; she now has reinvented herself to honor her name and be a mini clone of her mother.
  • Humanoid Abomination: With her Nergal powers, she can shape shift to grow tentacles, fangs, claws, and sprout weapons from her body at will, but by default resembles a human girl. She later passes those powers on to Junior, and is resurrected as an undead human.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Surprisingly for the Underworld's princess and Mandy's daughter Minnie is kind, demure and pretty much the perfect little girl. She's so pure, that her soul was accepted into Heaven and a high ranked angel descended specifically to escort her. After The Reveal about her feelings for her brother, however, she was turned away, though this was what she wanted in the end. However, according to the Nergal symbiote, she's always had a darkness capable of unspeakable horrors, it was just hidden so deeply within her due to her affections for her brother that not even the angel escorting her could see it. And now she's succumbing to it.
  • Kick the Dog: The first thing she does after reinventing herself in her mother's image is criticizing and stomping over her brother's muffins.
  • Kid with the Leash: Minnie gave up her powers to her brother but still retains the ability to control the Nergal symbiote. This means she can reel it in and keep it from acting up if Junior can't control it or make it take action if he's unable to but it also means that she can make the symbiote attack Junior if she wishes, which is very bad given she's a Green-Eyed Monster Yandere towards her brother.
    • And she makes good on the latter when he beats her in a duel, forcing it to stab her in the back.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Her Nergal powers enable her to sprout tentacles, spikes, claws, and a wide assortment of other grotesque abilities at will. She passes them on to Junior and helps him control them. Junior leaving to train on his own is what drives her to leave in Afterbirth.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: In Afterbirth, one of the reasons Minnie has run away from home is because her body no longer ages due to being undead.
    • Possibly foreshadowed in What About Mimi, where she appears jealous of the fact that she's not as... "developed" as her mother.
    • It seems she may get over this if she has both her eyes.
  • One-Woman Army: Before giving up her Nergal side to Junior, she was capable of taking down a whole army by herself.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She begins the story as a prim and proper perfect princess of the Underworld who also has mighty Nergal powers. Then her mother's influence shows itself, and the "prim and proper perfect" aspects go away.
  • Super Empowering: Gives Junior her Nergal powers by handing him one of her eyes when she knew she was about to die.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Her long-hidden evil side has started to show itself now that Junior is paying attention to Mimi instead of her.
  • Tsundere: After Junior kisses her to snap her out of yandere mode, she slaps him and vehemently denies having romantic feelings for him.
  • The Unfavorite: Thanks to Grim always hating her biological father and Mandy favoring junior for having the nerve to openly defy her, she's found herself neglected by her parents.
  • Yandere: Escalates into this over time, particularly when Mimi is involved.
    Minnie: "Love me, Junior! LOVE ME!"
    • Has now crossed over into endangering Junior's life as well.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: She normally speaks in old-timey Purple Prose, which Mandy blames on the tutor they hired.

Nergal Symbiote

  • Because You Were Nice to Me: His reason for cooperating with Junior. According to the Symbiote, Minnie treated it like crap and the fact that Junior was willing to talk to it and treat it as a friend moved it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's taken to ribbing Junior over the love triangle between him, Mimi, and Minnie, particularly over Junior's naivety about his relationship with Minnie.
    Symbiote: [while getting shot at by Minnie] Oh bring it on, dear sweet and kind sister who would never hurt a fly!
  • Eldritch Abomination: While usually it manifests as clothing, it can assume various mind-bendingly monstrous forms.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It was initially antagonistic, but come Part 2 it and Junior treat each other like brothers (which they are due to having Mandy for a mother).
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: It's stint as the Big Bad of Part 1? That was it lashing out after years of being maltreated by Minnie.
  • No Kill like Overkill: Recommends increasingly heavy layers of protection to Junior prior to their confrontation with Minnie until finally settling on creating a tank around themselves while Minnie sits in front of them, apparently unarmed.
  • One-Winged Angel: It assimilates Oogie's Pumpkinator mech to become an enormous monster.
  • Large Ham: It unleashes a Hurricane of Puns when finally able to throw down with Minnie.
    Symbiote: [blocking Mimi's attacks with its body] Yeah! Bring it on, BI%C#! After weeks of dental afflictions, my body has grown to become the visage of impeccable steel! I AM INVINCIBLE!
  • Precision F-Strike: For all of its cussing, it rarely uses anything but Bitch. He finally uses the f-word when Junior finally accepts the fact that Minnie would and is trying to kill him and Mimi.
    Symbiote: Fuck yeah.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Uses expletives more often than anyone in the series besides Mandy.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: At a word from Minnie, it can morph into or extrude various weapons. He later does this for Junior, spontaneously creating scythes, tentacles, and spikes for him to attack with, as well as morphing into an entire tank.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: When it first bonded to Junior it deemed him weak-willed, seized control of him, and went on a rampage.
  • Starfish Language: It, Minnie, Mandy, and Junior are all capable of speaking a language made up of black and green symbols.
  • The Symbiote: It was originally part of Minnie, but was transferred to Junior along with her eye.
  • Talking to Themself: When it is first introduced, it talks to itself as though it possesses multiple personalities.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: After bonding to Junior, it acquired the ability to remove and eat souls.


The very same from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. In this universe, after years of unwilling servitude to the two title characters, he found he actually did like hanging around them, especially Mandy. At first he was unwilling to kill them, allowing Mandy to live into adulthood. He eventually gathered the nerve to reap her, but not before proposing to her first. She accepted and the two have the ruled the underworld since.

  • Bumbling Dad: He tries his best, but he's without a doubt a Hen Pecked Husband who only barely keeps a handle on the chaos in his household.
  • Butt-Monkey: Yeah even as the ruler he can't get a break. Not as bad as the TV show though.
  • Dem Bones: He's a walking talking skeleton.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's the Grim Reaper, his very purpose is to reap souls and take them to the other side, whichever that may be. That said, he is not a bad guy. He genuinely loves his children, and he wishes for peace among the other rulers of the underworld. The only really evil thing about him is that he has no problem with death as he is the one reaping them anyway.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He actually calls Mandy out for letting Mimi get close to the Hand of Horrors knowing full well what it can do.
    • He gives another to her for not helping Blossom and Mimi during their hour of need in the past
  • The Good King: When compared to Mandy, anyway.
  • Good Parents: He loves his children, Even when he knows that none of them are biologically his, Since being Death he is incapable of creating life.
  • Grim Reaper: Did the name not give it away?
  • Henpecked Husband: Well, when your wife is Mandy...
  • Papa Wolf: Loves his kids very much and will do anything to protect them.
  • Sinister Scythe: Can't be the Grim Reaper without the scythe.


Grim's wife and mother to Junior and Minnie. After years of bossing Grim around, she found out he had grown an attachment to her and Billy. As such, she was immortal since he kept prolonging her life and she grew into powerful woman until Grim finally gathered the nerve to reap her. She married him instead and became ruler of the underworld alongside him. She had an affair with Nergal Jr. at one point which resulted in Minnie, which Grim was aware of, though he wasn't happy about it.

  • Abusive Parents: Unsurprising, considering who it is. While Mandy does love her children, and will occasionally show a Pet the Dog moment with them, she is no less cruel and cold towards them than anyone else when it comes to getting her way. More recent comics reveal that she put Minnie through a literal Training from Hell to hone her fighting skills, and that she is the reason for Junior's previous animosity towards Minnie by making it look like Minnie was purposefully antagonizing him.
  • Action Mom: Mandy is the literal queen of badass ladies in this comic.
  • Almighty Mom: The comic makes it clear that Mandy is the one in charge and no one dares to resist her orders unless they have a very good reason to.
  • Badass Boast: "If Him wants to dance, we don't dance. We bring down the dance floor."
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She is a Dark Action Girl who relishes cruelty and vindictiveness.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: She doesn't hold back in this series:
    Mandy: [[after shooting a demonic Angry Bird flung by Mimi] Demonic birds? How original. Where are the kettles? The irons, the kitchen sink? You fucking with me? Don't fuck with me!
  • Cold Sniper: When Junior saves Mimi from falling off the edge of the castle by turning the Nergal symbiote into a grappling pistol, Mandy watches as Minnie takes aim at the line with her bow. When Minnie hesitates, Mandy pulls out a sniper rifle and takes the shot herself, then scolds her daughter for hesitating.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Mandy has some interesting outfits in that closet of hers.
  • Death Glare: Mandy gives one to Dark Danny because of his recklessness.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The only people she shows a modicum of decency towards are her children and sometimes Grim. And even then she's not above beating them up.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Think of it this way. The Grim Reaper, the embodiment of Death itself, is the second most feared person in the Underworld. SECOND.
  • Guns Akimbo: Uses dual pistols against Mimi.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She uses the Dumb Blond stereotype on Bubbles.
  • Lack of Empathy: She does care for her family but anyone else is on their own. This page sums it up quite nicely.
  • Mama Bear: Her reason for going to war with Him? Because he dared to go after her children and her home. And also because she has a reputation to uphold.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After Mimi drops a demonic Angry Bird egg on her, Mandy's skin begins to burn off. Mandy shrugs it off as if it were nothing and keeps shooting.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's commonly seen wearing little more than her underwear. Her normal outfit is pretty damn stripperific too.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Her default expression.
  • Pet the Dog: This is pushing it. Really, it is, but somewhere deep in that black hole we call Mandy's heart, she cares for the happiness of her children and is willing to go to war with Him, who mind you single-handedly wiped out every Cartoon Network protagonist in history, after his forces went after her children. She also reminds Junior to take care of and protect his sister and Mimi while she's out and gives Mimi some of her old clothes to wear.
  • Really Gets Around: Junior's biological father was a human man (whose identity, as of this writing, is unknown), and she also slept with Nergal Jr. which produced Minnie. She slept with Dark Danny, which in Afterbirth results in the twins Dani and Manny. Justified, as Grim is incapable of creating life, and it's implied the only way Grim can have a child is through an abortion, stillbirth or miscarriage. This is how Junior was born as a reaper and not a normal human.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Makes it perfectly clear to Minnie in "The Weight of Lineage" that for all her Purple Prose and a "killer" Death Glare, she lacks her mother's ability to take action without hesitation or remorse, and that Junior will keep "flying further and further" out of her reach until she does so. A point which is exemplified by The Reveal that Mandy was the one who shot the line holding Junior and Mimi, not Minnie.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After becoming the Empress of the Underworld, she has permanently red eyes.
  • Sexually Transmitted Superpowers: Mandy marries The Grim Reaper himself after growing up - and even before then, the fact that he's in love with her grants her virtual immortality simply by virtue of the fact that he refuses to reap her. It's never made entirely clear how powerful she's gotten since then, but she's widely regarded as the single-most feared entity in the netherworld...
  • Shipper on Deck: A very subtle example, but she nudges Minnie to get Junior by any means necessary as she feels that restraint is a sign of weakness. Combine this with Minnie's emerging Yandere tendencies and well... she started getting... ideas.
  • The Stoic: As in her home series.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Mandy accepted being Grim's wife and she stopped being a mortal when she was in her late 20's or something.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Even her own son isn't exempt from her wrath.
  • You Got Spunk!: Takes Junior's Grew a Spine moment in stride after kicking his ass, genuinely admiring his determination to protect Mimi and allowing her to live out of respect.

Dani and Manny

Two new additions to the Grim household born in between the end of "What About Mimi?" and "Afterbirth''. They are the product of Mandy and Dark Danny sleeping together. As such they have ghost powers. Due to "Afterbirth" being ruled non-canon, their future in the series is in doubt, though "Elements lifted from Afterbirth may manifest in the official work later, in some form", so they may still appear, especially given Mandy's sleeping with Dark Danny in "What About Mimi?".

  • Adorably Precocious Child: They're both tiny compared to their brother and stepfather and they cause ruckuses often, but they really do want to make their family happy and see what the world is like.
  • Amazon Chaser: Manny for Mimi.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Dani treats Manny as one despite being virtually the same age while both of them cause headaches for Junior with their antics.
  • Big Brother Worship: Dani cares just enough about Junior to want to help him rescue Minnie.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Both of them, in their own different ways.
  • Brother–Sister Team: They fight together and are able to combine Dani's non-fighting skill and Manny's attack powers as long as they keep physical contact, allowing them to create a large array of duplicates that all fire the Ghostly Wail at once.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Manny invested all of his time into practicing his echo blasts and improving his raw strength and speed. As a result, when both of those fail him, he struggles to keep up in a fight as he's completely out of options otherwise.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Dani asks Junior to, "Take those filthy filths" (referring to his Nergal tentacles) off of her after he intervened in her quarrel with Manny.
  • Dirty Kid: Is instantly enamored with Mimi while staring at her bust.
  • Distressed Damsel: Dani was captured by Drax as test subject.
  • Generation Xerox: Dani acts like an extra snobbish Minnie towards others while Manny's behavior is reminiscent of Junior's own brattiness at the onset of Grim Tales. Both inherited their mother's ego while Manny in particular inherited his father's preference for overwhelming force and perverted jokes. Not to mention the fact that their ghost powers came from none other than Dan Phantom himself.
  • Gilded Cage: The other reason behind they following Junior was they wanting to get out the castle they weren't allow to leave.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: In stark contrast to Junior's casual jeans-and-sweatshirt look and Mandy and Minnie's Stripperiffic outfits. Dani's in particular is very much alluding to Gothic Lolita culture.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Since they come from Dark Danny, they're half-human half-ghosts.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Dani is the girl, Manny is the boy, having nearly identical facial features. Somewhat subverted in that they can be easily differentiated by their outfits and differing eye color (Manny has green eyes, Dani has red eyes).
  • Hates Being Touched: Dani, mostly because Junior uses his tentacles to do it. Manny too, mostly because of him being in "Girls Have Rabies" phase. To their chagrin, they have to overcome this (at least towards each other) to use their ghost powers at its fullest.
  • Idiot Hero: Manny. Granted, he's seven, but he's as hot-blooded and bull-headed as any kid his age ought to be.
  • Invisible Streaker: Manny's first reaction to learning about his ability to turn invisible is this.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Dani looked into the fine details of her ghostly powers, mastering intangibility, duplication, and invisibility. However, this means that her attacks aren't nearly as strong as Manny's and she gets overwhelmed when these tricks fail her.
  • Kid Hero: Manny and Dani are just seven years old when they tail Junior in search of adventure.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Manny might be one of the youngest examples ever. He is a total pervert and can't help but stop to drool when confronted with a nice rack. In addition, his first thought about finding out that ghosts can turn invisible is to go streaking.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Manny's Ghostly Wail.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The twins barely come up to Junior's waist but boast an impressive array of powers.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Manny is loud, brash, perverted, somewhat dim-witted, and puts all of his emphasis on brute force and speed. Meanwhile, Dani is more reserved, speaks and acts with Victorian-era etiquette, is rather thoughtful and mature and invests her time refining her mastery of her individual ghost powers like duplication and intangibility.
  • Precocious Crush: Mimi is a notable exception to Manny's Girls Have Cooties rule.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Like their father, Dan Phantom, their hair turns white when Going Ghost.
  • Proper Lady: Very important to Dani as she seems to hate just about everything that's vaguely uncouth.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Dani.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Manny's the hot-headed and impulsive red, while Dani's the smug, distant blue.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Dani speaks this way despite her young age, referring to her brother as an "infantismal blot"
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Because she lacks her other siblings' sheer battle powers, she comes across as this.
  • Synchronization/Twin Telepathy: When Dani was under Drax's power, Manny could feel her pain miles away and track her.
  • Smug Super: Manny is pretty confident about his raw power up to the point that Empheles starts handing him his rear, upon which he finally swallows his pride and starts listening to Dani's advice. Dani herself has this as well, looking down upon her brother for not investing time into learning the fine details of his ghostly powers.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Their names are meant to rhyme with/be homophones for their father, Dark Dan "Danny" Phantom.
  • They Really Do Love Each Other: They're polar opposites in terms of temperament (outside of their egos) and bicker almost constantly, but hurt one and the other will be pissed.
  • Unskilled, but Strong/Weak, but Skilled: Dani knows a lot about her non-combat powers such as intangibility, invisibility, and duplication, but seems to lack her brother's sheer strength. Manny is the exact opposite with barely any understanding of his non-combat powers, but he can already preform a Ghostly Wail and can unleash powerful ecto blasts at high speeds.
  • Women Are Wiser: Unlike her twin, Dani thinks before acting.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Dani and Manny can combine their powers by holding hands, allowing them to use their respective specialties (Manny's power and Dani's technical know-how) together in devastating combos like a Ghostly Wail fired by ten of their duplicates.
  • Worthy Opponent: Dani seemed to show respect for Empheles, to the point of staring in shock after his core detonated.


     Allies and Extended Family 


The temporal ghost from Danny Phantom. Acts an an observer and guide to Junior during his spiritual trip. Hinted that he knew what was to come (he a ghost of time after all). Grim doesn't seem to like him much.

  • The Chessmaster: He manipulates events from behind the scenes alongside Nergal.

Dark Danny

Danny Phantom's evil future self from The Ultimate Enemy. Clockwork released him in preparation for the coming events, with the threat that he'll erase him from existence (as D.D. exists outside of time now due to Danny's actions in the movie) if he gets out of line. Helps to fight against Minnie's monster form.

  • Big Damn Heroes: He shows up to help stop the Nergal Symbiote's rampage.
  • Jerkass: The biggest in the series. Though compared to how he acts here in the comic to how he was in the show, it's clear his imprisonment (and Clockwork's threat to erase him from existence) have greatly mellowed him out.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken: He blasts the Nergal Symbiote with a beam of green energy, destroying its pumpkin form
  • Mr. Fanservice: We see him shirtless quite a lot in What About Mimi?
  • Superior Successor: His reason for doing it with Mandy. He wants a killing machine of his own after seeing what a berserk Junior was capable of. He might just get two.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Against the Demon Reaper after it repelled him with his own Ghostly Wail.
    Dark Danny: It's payback time, bitch!

Lord Pain

Grim's and Mandy's General and Leader of the Castle Guards. His real name is Charles. He may actually be Junior's biological father. This is hinted at when he losses his helmet in What about Mimi as his face and Juniors look very similar.

  • Undying Loyalty: Both figuratively and physically as he won't die unless Grim lets him.
  • Carry a Big Stick: His signature weapon is his mace.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has tattoos of Mandy on his back (used to be of Grim but changed in the original series).


An otherworldly creature who has relations to Grim and Mandy. Comes to help out when Minnie's monster form runs rampant. Also has bad blood with Grim. The one present though seems to just be a spiritual apparition connected to the real one.

Nergal Jr.

Nergal's son, uncle to Junior and Minnie, and Minnie's true father. Also comes to help out the group against Minnie's monster form.


Him and Blossom's daughter. At first a voiceless and armless girl whom Junior meets while wandering a frozen tundra. However this turned out to be a trap of Him to lure Junior to him. Once revealed, she transforms into a more devil like creature. She turns against Him and helps Junior and Minnie escape once Jeff is threatened.

  • Amazonian Beauty: Junior and Manny think she's amazing. Minnie does not agree.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Afterbirth, crushing a few monsters with a wrecking ball about to attack the ghost twins after they ran out of juice. Also counts as a Dynamic Entry.
  • Baths Are Fun: Upon being brought to a warm, full bath in Junior's home, Mimi immediately discards her clothing and jumps right in, and is later seen splashing happily. Justified because her last happy birthday was spent playing in a bathtub with Raven before her death by Him.
  • Big Sister Instinct: In Afterbirth, she's quite motherly towards Dani and Manny, gently holding the former while pressing the latter tight against her bosom. She does unceremoniously drop Dani when girl starts complaining though.
  • Body Horror: Indeed, her human form definitely doesn't enjoy it.
  • Break the Cutie: Her entire past is this.
  • Broken Bird: A very young example though.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She was separated from the entity of pure evil responsible for turning her into a demon.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Mimi is more than a little prone to not fight by the rules.
  • Cute Monster Girl: In her demon form.
  • Elective Mute: Chooses not to speak after all of the horror she's been put through.
  • Fights Like a Normal: She does have powers but prefers to make use of her Hyperspace Arsenal and skill in combat. She's good enough at it that she was able to singlehandedly infiltrate Castle Grim.
  • Flying Brick: Is strong enough to lift a house with one hand and can fly. It comes from her mom's side of the family
  • Gilded Cage: The Nephilim. It maximized the effectiveness of Mimi's precognitive abilities to stop meta-human crimes and protected her from all manner of attacks, but drained her in every way. She'd be completely helpless if separated from the machine. While Dexter didn't like it and lampshaded her position as a "caged bird", he kept her protected for the sake of the superhero community. This being Mimi's flashback, we know how that turns out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Even Him was surprised when she sided with Junior.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: She can pull out just about anything up to and including the kitchen sink from out of thin air, with some panels hinting her arsenal is concealed inside her skirt. In her fight against Mina. She pulls out a steak and a hammer, then a garlic bread, then an entire freaking house!
  • Implied Love Interest: Grim Jr. seems to have a crush on her and she seems to like him, but nothing is clear yet.
  • Little Miss Badass: A young girl who just happens to be Him's daughter, with all the power that entails.
  • Missing Mom: Because Him made Mimi kill her.
  • Morality Pet: Manny seems to had touched Mimi's tiny heart somehow, since she went to rescue the twins instead of going at Junior's aid at first. Also picked his cheek and give him a gratuitous Marshmallow Hell.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Before she became Her, Mimi's high-level telepathy meant that she was hooked up to a machine that magnified her abilities, making her a preliminary warning system for the heroes of the world whenever a meta-human was about to commit an evil act. The machine drained her physically, mentally and spiritually, which explains why she's wheelchair-bound and barely able to speak in her Hands of Horror-induced flashback.
  • Puppy Love: A few panels suggest that she and Junior like each other. And they do have an Almost Kiss at one point, but this is never focused on.
  • Self-Made Orphan: In GTFO, it's revealed that she was the one who killed Blossom. Him has a picture of the event hanging in his office.
  • She Is All Grown Up: In Afterbirth.
  • Split Personality: Implied though never stated. Her human looking form seem rather innocent. Her Him-like form is stoic and doesn't seem like she cares. Although it's worth mentioning that even her demonic form is quite attached to Jeff.
  • Squishy Wizard: Played with. Pre-Her Mimi was/is a high-level telepath. The machine built to magnify her abilities left her physically crippled.
  • Succubi and Incubi: She's a succubus who engages in Troubling Unchildlike Behavior, to Jeff's constant consternation. In Afterbirth, she fills out considerably, becoming a Statuesque Stunner.
  • The Symbiote: Her demonic form is evidently the result of her being bonded to an entity of pure evil that even Grim is leery of. It also seems attracted to Minnie.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: This panel sure seems to point in that direction.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The gem on her forehead is actually a Chakra gem that Raven promised her to give to her on her last birthday as a human but got killed before it. Jeff got it back and gave it to her.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Him implies that Mimi's mother also defied him. Her mother is Blossom.
  • The Voiceless: While spoke while under the influence of The Hand Of Horrors, she usually says nothing and is implied to have fallen mute after being tortured by Him.

Jeff the Spider

Billy's "son" and Mimi's nanny. Due to this he is at service of Him as he hopes Him can grant his wish of having his "father" love him. Despite this though, he still kind to a fault, which plays a role in Junior and Minnie's escape from Him.

It is somewhat difficult to distinguish between 'heroes' and 'villains' at this point, as almost all of the currently active characters are despicable in some way or another. Junior, Jeff and ironically Death represent rare exceptions to this rule.

Lock, Shock and Barrel

The resident mischief makers of Halloween Town as well as Ooogie's minions. They befriend Junior while he mucking around by himself, who would later go on to explain how his parents got together to the three. However the whole thing is a trap to lure Junior to Oogie so he can take Junior hostage. The plan almost works, but they don't expect Minnie to come to Junior's rescue nor Oogie actually murdering her. And especially don't expect Junior gaining Minnie's powers and using it to rip out their souls.

Ooogie Boogie

A evil resident of Halloween Town who is trying gain the title of the most scariest creature. However upon hearing that the Grims were in Halloween Town he changes his plans to try to usurp his position by kidnapping Junior and holding him hostage. Minnie comes to his rescue instead and easily handles Ooogie But thanks to Junior's callousness at being rescued by her, it gives Ooogie time to catch Minnie off guard and kill her. This however had the repercussion of Junior gaining her powers and using it to absolutely annihilate Ooogie.


The second baddie that Junior comes across (this time during his spiritual trip) and one of the PPG's toughest foes. He too is also after the power of the Grim family since he is at odds with them for the position for the underworld. As such he takes over Minnie's spirit and tries to use her to kill Junior. Things don't exactly go as planned however. When that plan goes south, he sends his daughter Mimi into the Grim family household to retrieve something for him which was revealed to the Hand of Horrors (as seen in the B&M movie The Big Boogie Adventure).

  • Abusive Parents: He cut off his own daughter's hands. And in the WhAM comic, he then beheads Jeff in front of her and threatens to torment his soul if she doesn't do what he says. Taken even further in the GTFO comic. Before he cut her hands off, he made her kill her own mother.
  • Adaptational Badass: Him was no pushover before, but he was often too preoccupied to become and overwhelming threat to the Powerpuff Girls. Here he wipes out every protagonist in Cartoon Network history virtually single-handedly with the exception of Mandy and Grim.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Kind of. In the original series, Him's attire and speech pattern was more feminine and is Camp Gay. The web comic version dresses more masculine and is willing to physically do his own dirty work.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: He said to his daughter that if she betrayed him for selfish and petty reasons, he would've been proud.


The Boogieman from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Partners with Drax.


A human with a genius-level intellect. Partners with Boogieman.


A Basilican revived by Drax with cybernetics. Follows orders from Boogieman and Drax.



The nerdy friend of Billy and Mandy. Is shown in Mimi's flashback as one of the few last heroes left on Earth thanks to being half-mummy and half-vampire.

Hoss Delgato

A renegade monster hunter. Sometimes friend, sometime enemy of Grim, Billy and Mandy. He too is shown in Mimi's flashback as one of the last remnants of Earth's heroes.

  • Artificial Limbs: His right arm was already artificial. His future self gains a prosthetic leg. A chainsaw one.
  • Taking You with Me: Grapples onto Him and pulls a grenade calling for Raven teleport them away from the battleground where all three are caught in the explosion. Seeing how this is a flashback, it obviously didn't work.


According to Mimi's flashback, she was part of Megaville's last line of heroes alongside Irwin and Hoss Delgado, and plays an important role as Mimi's chief caretaker.

  • Eye Scream: Gave the lava golem one heck of a shiner when it tried to take Mimi.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Gives Mimi a verbal slap to the face when she's crying for her mother Blossom to be at her birthday party. YMMV on whether it's justified, given what Mimi endures the rest of the time.
    Raven: HEY! THAT'S ENOUGH OF THAT! Your mom's busy trying to keep the world safe, which entails that she's out there trying to keep you safe! So get that through your head and stop throwing a fit like a spoiled little brat! You're a year older already, so grow up!
    Mimi: *Fiery Death Glare*
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one after Him kills Irwin and tosses him at her feet.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She sacrifices herself along with Hoss to kill Him. It didn't work.
  • Honor Before Reason: Him offered Raven a chance to join his side so she can take care of Mimi while he handles his "hectic schedule". Raven knows what his plans for Mimi are if she surrenders and succinctly tells Him off.
  • Like a Son to Me: Given what she's been through, it's no real surprise that Raven became so attached to Mimi. She protected her just as much as any real Mama Bear would.
  • Mama Bear: More like a surrogate Mama Bear, but just as vicious in defending Mimi, as the lava golem found out here.
  • Red Herring: When she first appeared in the comic, Raven seemed like one of the most obvious contender's as Mimi's mother (Mimi's quiet demeanor, being the daughter of a devil,the similar hairstyle). Added that Mimi only started to call for her mother as soon as Raven was hurt. A few pages later Raven outright confirms that this isn't the case and Mimi's real mother arrives on scene. This is Lampshaded in the comic itself.
  • She's All Grown Up: Well in the original Teen Titans comics she was already well into this. But seeing as this is based on the TV series where she was about 13-14, it counts.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: It's Raven, so this normally goes without saying, but the contrast between her snarky food fight with Mimi and cleaning the girl up, admitting she was Not so Above It All, and giving loving words of encouragement about Jeff certainly exemplifies this.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A gold pendant, because she wasn't able to get Mimi that ruby necklace she wanted to. Mimi wears it on her forehead as a chakra gem.


The mother of Mimi and former leader of the Powerpuff Girls, briefly seen in a flashback in What About Mimi.


Blossom's husband and Mimi's stepfather. He's briefly seen in a flashback in Further Orientation.

  • Abusive Dad: Of the gender-inverted Wicked Stepmother variety. Although he isn't really cruel to Mimi, Dexter is noticeably cold and distant to his stepdaughter. From what is shown about him, he treats Mimi pretty much like a tool for her precognitive powers and is basically confiding her away in the lab, although as to not let any villains kidnap or telepathically kill her. According to General Specific, he isn't protecting Mimi from the world, but the world from her if HIM were to ever gets his claws on her.
  • Black Speech: Dexter's speech bubbles are black squares with a calculator-like text design, which probably meant that his voice has become robotic and computer-like, as he is clearly shown to be a cyborg.
  • Cyborg: Both of his arms are mechanicalized, along with an unspecified amount on his upper torso to where his voice is also electronic.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He may be a hero, but his treatment of Mimi isn't exactly kind of what one would call kind.
  • Posthumous Character: He's long dead since the start of Grim Tales.

Mina Harper

Young ward and friend of Count Vlad, now a vampire-in-training after being bitten by him, but apparently not by choice. Signed a contract with Him and fought Mimi in a battle where winning would mean she regained her human life/soul, but lost and forfeited the Count's castle according to Him's terms.

  • Broken Pedestal: Considering the main series where she practically adored Vlad as a child, him turning her into a vampire against her will has certainly disillusioned her over the years.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: With a touch of What the Hell, Hero?, when she calls out Vlad on turning her into a vampire against her will and trying to gloss it over by training and teaching her his ways, thinking she'd forget about her old life.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Despite Mina pulling out a number of impressive transformations during the fight, Mimi pretty much had her number from the start.
  • Death Seeker: Mina wants her humanity to be restored, and failing that to die.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in AfterBirth as one of the children killed by the Boogyman.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Mina feels this way about being a vampire. Having to feed on human essence, essentially imprisoned in the Count's castle, and living forever in her undead, seven-year old body? She would've preferred the Count leaving her for dead instead of turning her.
  • Kick the Dog: Implied by Him that even if Mina had won, it would take something far more valuable than a "rundown, old castle" to restore her human life...another human life for instance.
  • Making a Splash: Subverted. Her "mist powers" come from her vampire half.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Played straight in terms of the qualities of a vampire that Vlad has. She has his strengths (Transformation, immortality, flight, etc.) and his weaknesses (Garlic, aversion to sunlight, need for life sustenance, etc.).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played straight during the fight with Mimi, but inverted while confronting the Count about her immortality; the latter is less evil and more a mix of frustration and sadness, tinted slightly by anger.
  • The Ageless: Not necessarily 700 years old, but Mina's been stuck in the undead body of a seven-year old long enough that's it made her yearn for human life again.
  • Unwanted Rescue: Whatever the accident was that forced the Count to make Mina a vampire, Mina felt it would've been better if he had just let her die.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Mina's in the same state as Minnie, undead and unable to grow up. It drives her enough to risk Vlad's castle/home in a fight with Mimi where her winning would mean getting her human life back. She loses.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Part of her power set that usually seen with the classical vampires. She can change into a wolf, mist and a bat from what was seen.

Count Vlad

The Dracula Expy of Mina and The Count fame, who now resides in the Underworld with Mina as his vampire ward. Not necessarily by her choice.

Hunson Abadeer

Marceline's "death-less" dad and friend/associate of Him/Kare.

  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick
    Abadeer: A birthday party with all the trimmings, balloons, cake...
    Jeff: Yes, yes!
    Abadeer: And strippers.
    Jeff: Uh... yeah... Mr. Abadeer, Mimi's a girl and-
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played straight and subverted in a sense. Hunson feels Him "really messed up" Mimi, but understands that he's preparing her for the "family business" like Hunson has tried to do with Marceline.
  • Understatement: After verbalizing all of Mimi and Him's "actions" in the office photos, including Him making Mimi kill her own mother, Hunson makes one for the century.
    Abadeer: You really messed her up.


Aku's daugther, princess of City of Aku and a very close friend of Mimi.

  • Berserk Button: Mimi, how dare you ignore Chi and make her wait!
  • Big Eater: Given how much food she eats. One comic has her make several orders of Aku burgers, which is basically a large-sized Big Mac with lots of bacon and cheese.
  • Boys Have Cooties: Her opinion of boys, and says "Boys and girls don't match!!"
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Over Mimi.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Normally, though when she's angry her teeth grow into enormous fangs.
  • Cute Monster Girl: An adorable girl who just happens to be Aku's daughter.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She's daughter of Aku and it's hinted she'll become the Big Bad of this new chapter, or that her search for Mimi will bring Aku out of retirement.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupils are shaped like green gears.
  • Fiery Redhead/Evil Redhead: Definitely has a temper, as both Him and Demongo have experienced first-hand. The "evil" part has yet to be fully determined.
  • Flashback Cut: Experiences one as she gazes into the portrait of Blossom and Mimi. Horrifically subverted, as it's not a memory of Chi's, but a rather shocking vision of Blossom's final moments (from her POV, no less) before dying at the hands of her tear-stricken daughter. Hinting at her maybe being a reincarnated Blossom.
  • Game Face: Her shapeshifting powers are triggered when she's really mad.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Sometimes throws some random Japanese in her speech. She even once texted an e-mail to Mimi completely in hiragana.
  • Idol Singer: With Mimi being her fan.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Her powers are still developing, so she only can shapeshift when she's feeling a powerful emotion, like rage.
  • Little Miss Badass: Actually shot at Him.
  • Marry for Love: Loves Mimi enough to ask her father permission to ask for her claw, despite her position as heiress and therefore, duty of marry for political advance.
    Chi: "I don't care about those idiots, I only care about Mimi!"
  • Me's a Crowd: She's able produce a clone of herself, but she has to stab herself to do so.
  • Nepotism: She's the face of every product's ad, as she's the daughter of the City's leader.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Wears a lot of pink.
  • Self-Serving Memory: She remembers her rescue and the beginnings of her relationship with Mimi a little differently.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's arrogant and self-entitled.
  • Unusual Ears: Her lower horns function as ears.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Has great flaming eyebrows. Inherited from daddy.
  • Woman Scorned/Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Though we don't know how...close they were, Chi seems to have an insane thing for Mimi and went crazy just for the thought of Mimi seeing someone else when she didn't reply to any of her 405 messages.
  • Yandere: She's a Psycho Lesbian for Mimi to the point that she threatens to tear apart anyone who lays so much as a hand on Mimi.


Shapeshifting Master of Darkness and father of Chi. Aku controls the City of Aku having retired from world domination.


One of Aku's former elite henchmen. After being defeated by Jack, he was left powerless and is now nothing more then a floating head given to Chi as a assistant as punishment for his failure.