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    Corey Jaron Riffin 
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"Lemme solo here for a sec."
Voiced by: Lyon Smith

The series protagonist, lead guitarist/singer of Grojband, and Trina Riffin's younger brother. Corey is a confident, energetic, and optimistic 13-year-old boy determined to make his band the best there is, despite his minute attention span and inability to see the obvious. He is always on the lookout for new gigs that Grojband can play and uses Trina's diary entries as inspiration for the lyrics to his band's songs.


  • The Ace: He's an extremely skilled musician with a very charismatic personality and the ability to craft Zany Schemes that work more often than not. The only thing he isn't good at is coming up with lyrics for his work, but when he has Trina's diary on hand, he can come up with words on the fly.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Laney calls him "Core".
  • Ambiguously Bi: He has plenty of Ship Tease with Laney (especially later on), but he's also closer to Nick Mallory than most heterosexual males would be; he's perfectly happy to hang off his neck, hug him in front of an audience, and is generally quite touchy-feely with him.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Trina. However, he really only annoys her when he needs lyrics, and is rarely ever actively hostile to her.
  • Anti-Hero: He's fundamentally a good-natured individual who shows deep care for those close to him, but his determination to make his band the best there is and his opportunistic nature means he's willing to do some unethical things to succeed at his goals. Ultimately, while he is driven primarily by his personal interests (his friends, his dreams, his passions), he is Trina's moral superior in every way and will do what is right if the situation calls for it.
  • Artists Are Attractive: Word Of God states one of the main reasons why Laney crushes on him is because she's into artistic types. His official bio also says he's popular with girls in his grade because of his musical talent.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: According to Word Of God, Corey has both OCD and ADHD. This means he'll decide on a genre or venue for the band to pursue, and once they get it, he'll quickly give it up to pursue something else.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Corey Jaron Riffin. This is supported in the episode "Dueling Buttons", when he inputs the initials "CJR" in the game.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their usually horrible sibling relationship, Corey occasionally shows sympathy for Trina, such as admitting that he feels bad for putting her into a nightmare-induced coma in "Dreamreaver" (and feeling even more so after seeing her long-lost nice side inside her brain).
  • Badass Adorable: Don't let his precocious age and eccentric Keet characteristics fool you, Corey is brimming with The Power of Rock and can be pretty badass when he has to be.
  • Berserk Button: Elevator music is one of the only things that really angers him (as seen in "Love in a Nethervator"), next to having his dreams of achieving musical greatness taken away (as seen in "Wish Upon a Jug" and "Dueling Buttons").
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's pretty scary when he's angry, even in the episode "Dueling Buttons" in which he almost goes into Diary Mode.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His middle name Jaron, comes from the Hebrew word "Yaron".
  • Book Dumb: He's not much of a songwriter without Trina's diary, but his musical talent, penchant for crazy schemes that somehow work, and his end-of-episode insights show he's definitely no idiot.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: A trait of his that is lampshaded constantly. He claims to need Trina's diary to write lyrics, yet his "Final Thoughts" show that he's perfectly capable of Waxing Lyrical himself, yet he doesn't seem to be aware of it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: His "crazy plans that just might work" usually work.
  • Cain and Abel: To say that he and Trina do not get along is an understatement.
  • Catchphrase: Several actually.
    • He ends each episode with "Thanks for coming out, everyone!" and closing a garage door.
    • He'll also sometimes talk of "a crazy plan that just might work".
    • He even says "We have liftoff!" on some of the episodes where Trina writes her diary in Anger Mode.
  • Character Development: While he's initially Oblivious to Love, he slowly shows signs of affection towards Laney as the series progresses. In fact, in the second half of the season, he starts to treat her like a lady and stops calling her a dude. And in the final episode, it's implied he has finally realized his feelings for Laney.
  • Chick Magnet: Stated to be this at school due to being a popular musician, although this comes off as more of an Informed Attribute in the show proper as the only girls ever seen fawning over him are Laney and the groupies.
  • Childhood Friends: He and Laney have been friends long before they even came up with the idea of forming Grojband.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He has a very weird thought process that is well exemplified by his "Final Thoughts" at the end of every episode and his "crazy plans that just might work".
    Laney: You gotta let it go, Core. We can't fill up the reservoir.
    Corey: That's it! We will fill up the reservoir!
    Laney: How does your brain work?!
  • Company Cross References: The stylized skull on his hat is the same one on Duncan's shirt.
  • Complexity Addiction: His obsession with Zany Schemes often leads to this. In "Cloudy with a Chance of Malt Balls", he rejects an offer from Nick Mallory for free tickets to the local drive-in theater because he already has a "crazy plan that just might work" despite the fact the whole goal of said scheme was to sneak into the exact movie theater Nick was inviting him to.
  • Curtains Match the Window: When his irises are shown.
  • Determinator: He will let nothing stand in the way of making his next big musical hit and will do anything to make his band the greatest in the world, whether it be driving his sister nuts to get song lyrics from her or changing the band's identity whenever possible just to snag any opportunity he can.
  • Distressed Dude: So far he has been controlled by a helmet (albeit briefly, as he takes it off by fighting it), a plant, and an evil guitar; all due to his trusting nature. He even got kidnapped (along with the rest of the band) by two little girls!
  • Dreadful Musician: A heavily Downplayed example. While he's fantastic at playing the guitar and singing, he's terrible at coming up with good lyrics, but only without Trina's diary.
  • Easily Forgiven: By Nick Mallory. Despite the various things Corey has done to him like pushing him off of a plank, forcing him to go on a date with a monster, and using him as Trina bait, Nick has no animosity towards him and treats him as a friend.
    Nick Mallory: (shrugs) Nick assumes Corey has his reasons.
  • Expressive Accessory: The puffball on his beanie droops when he gets sad or startled.
  • Foil: To his sister Trina. While Trina is an overdramatic and temperamental basket-case who has meltdowns over the smallest things, Corey rarely ever lets any problems or crises he encounters freak him out or get in the way of his positive attitude. Additionally, Trina constantly mistreats her friend Mina (who she treats more as an expendable lackey) and is actively hostile to her brother (constantly trying to ruin his life or get rid of him and just being mean to him), while Corey, despite his Innocently Insensitive moments, actually values his bandmates and is only hostile to Trina under specific circumstances (such as when his Berserk Button is pushed, when he needs diary lyrics from Trina, or when Trina provokes him with her attempts to ruin his life). To put it simply, Trina is a full-blown Jerkass 24/7, while Corey is merely a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at his worst.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: He has a very cheerful personality, which would make him the sanguine one.
  • Friend to All Living Things: To a slightly lesser extent than Nick Mallory, as he is often shown having animals cuddle up to him, usually in his Once an Episode Final Thoughts. This also leads him to be gullible and hence is very susceptible to mind control.
  • Genius Ditz: He's able to come up with some very clever plans to get Trina into Diary Mode, is a very good musician and singer, can be genuinely insightful at times, and is very good at creating lyrics on the wing when he has Trina's diary at hand. On the other hand, he's also prone to saying nonsense he treats as wisdom, often fails to notice obvious things, has virtually no attention span, and generally has trouble coming up with lyrics without Trina's diary as inspiration.
  • Guile Hero: The fact that he cunningly manipulates Trina into going into Diary Mode, on a near episodic basis, definitely makes him qualify.
  • Happily Adopted: By his dad, as revealed by Word Of God.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: He drops his usual cool, rebellious punk rocker look to play for a wedding gig in "All You Need is Cake" and puts on a dandy blue suit with a bow tie and his hat removed.
  • The Hero: The protagonist of the show and leader of Grojband.
  • Hidden Depths: The monologue in "Girl Fest" reveals he has some repressed rage issues, which was confirmed in "Dueling Buttons" when losing to Trina at a video game drives him over the edge.
  • Hiss Before Fleeing: Did this when Trina frightened him when they were younger.
  • I Can't Dance: As revealed in "Bee Bop a Loofah", when Corey dances up a sweat.
    Laney (to Corey): Congrats, you dance like a mom.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: With a guitar pick. In fact, in the online videos on the official website, it slices through a bouquet of flowers Mayor Mellow was holding for a girl, a water bottle, and his winning dog's fur.
  • Informed Attribute: He's stated to be extremely popular with the other kids at his school, but this never pops up in the show as we never see him attending school at any point in the series.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In early episodes, he had a tendency to inadvertently insult Laney or hurt her feelings (usually by dashing her romantic hopes), although his cheery demeanor makes it clear he is completely oblivious to this.
  • Insane Troll Logic: A lot of his Zany Schemes and Spoof Aesops are based around this. Even his bandmates (two of whom are arguably even crazier than him) often have difficulty wrapping their heads around the way he thinks.
  • Invisible Parents: His adopted father is never seen or mentioned in the series.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although his diary-stealing ways make him far from a saint (except when compared to his sister Trina), Corey is ultimately just an eager opportunist willing to do whatever he can to make music and play gigs, and will otherwise leave Trina alone unless she antagonizes him (and more often than not, she starts the conflict). He also puts high value on his own bandmates to the point of becoming unhappy without them, and shows far more sympathy for Trina and her well-being than Trina ever does for him (even actively trying to making her happy on a few occasions, albeit for diary-related reasons).
  • Keet: His cheerful and eccentric personality make him a very energetic boy.
  • The Leader: Of Grojband obviously. He's the one who books the band their gigs and creates the schemes they need to succeed at their gigs.
  • Literal-Minded: Prone to this, such as taking Grojband into the sewers to become an underground band or declaring his house its own nation to become a country musician.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Like his biological sister, he shows a streak of this at times.
  • Meaningful Name: All three parts of his name in fact.
    • His first name is derived from Corey Crewe, a Canadian musician who formed a duo with Trina Crewe, the namesake of his sister.
    • His middle name, Jaron, comes from the Hebrew word "Yaron", which means "to sing or shout phrases", which makes sense because he's often seen singing and/or shouting.
    • His last name, Riffin, references guitar riffs, because he plays the electric guitar.
  • Missing Mom: According to Word Of God, he and Trina were adopted by a single father, and they don't have a mother.
  • Never Bareheaded: He wears his beanie everywhere, even to bed, in which he wears a blue version of when he sleeps.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He tends to be very touchy-feely with others as he talks to them, especially Laney (although she doesn't mind having Corey in such close contact to her).
  • Oblivious to Love: To Laney. As the series progresses however, it's heavily implied that he is in fact aware of her feelings for him and shares them as well (He thought Laney was cute in her pageant outfit in "Queen Bee"; during the song in "For Hat and Country", he calls Laney "my gal"; and it is hinted that he returns her feelings after they kiss in "Curse of the Metrognome").
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: While he's confident and upbeat most of the time, there are rare instances when he loses his cool.
    • He lost it in "Love in a Nethervator", due to elevator music being his Berserk Button.
    • He has an even bigger one in "Dueling Buttons", where he completely snaps when Trina manages to defeat him in a music video game and consequently steals his dreams of becoming the best guitarist ever.
    Laney (slowly; patting his head): Breathe.
    Corey: I've been breathing all my life, and it's got me nothing!
    • Corey is usually rather nonchalant towards Trina, but in "Wish Upon a Jug", he's much more hostile towards her after she wishes away his ability to play music, thus robbing him of what he needs to achieve his dreams.
  • One Head Taller: He's noticeably taller than Laney.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Blue Boy to Trina's Pink Girl (in terms of hair color).
  • Plot Allergy: He's allergic to cat dander, which snapped him out of his brainwashing in the episode "One Plant Band".
  • The Pollyanna: He's almost never in a bad mood.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: His cheerful and outgoing attitude makes him the red oni to the more grounded and sarcastic Laney's blue oni, which is odd since it's in stark contrast to their hair colors.
  • Ship Tease: With Laney, especially as the series goes on.
  • Signing-Off Catchphrase: "Thanks for coming out, everyone!"
  • Super OCD: According to Word Of God. His OCD rituals are known to have him book a gig at any place at every chance he gets, not letting even one slip by.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: His favorite drink is chocolate milk.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Blueberries, or anything that has blueberries in it, like blueberry waffles.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Laney, whom he shares a ton of Ship Tease with, especially in later episodes.
  • Zany Scheme: He always has a "crazy plan that just might work" to solve a problem in any given episode, get lyrics from Trina, or climb the ladder to fame and fortune.
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    Laney Penn 
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"When you're in love, even doing nothing at all is wonderful."
Voiced by: Bryn McAuley

The bassist, self-appointed band manager, and only female member of Grojband (though she's often mistaken for a guy, to her eternal frustration). Laney is a spunky, sarcastic, and outspoken tomboy who stands out as the most versatile musician of Grojband and the only person with the strength to rein in her bandmates' eccentric personalities. She also has a huge crush on Corey, not that he ever notices it.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Corey calls her "Lanes".
  • Badass Adorable: Laney may be a small, cute 13-year-old girl, but her fearless attitude makes her one tough customer.
  • Beautiful All Along: While usually treated as having a very boyish appearance for a girl of her age, even Corey was stunned by her looks when she got all dolled up in "Queen Bee".
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't be dissing the band aloud around her, as Trina learned in the episode "Queen Bee".
    Sorry Core, she dissed the band! Nobody disses the band.
    • Also having everyone think that she's a boy, although she can never seem to correct them.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Kate's blonde and Allie's brunette.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She wears her hair quite short, which might explain why she's often mistaken for a dude.
  • Burning with Anger: The hair on her head sometimes literally combusts when she gets angry.
  • Butt-Monkey: In early episodes, the show frequently made jokes at her expense by ridiculing her appearance and having other characters irritate her. This was largely dropped later on, although it would still occasionally pop up every now and then.
  • Catchphrase: Something alone the lines of "Where will we get lyrics?"
  • Characterization Marches On: Her crush on Corey became less frequently Played for Laughs and more often used for direct Ship Tease in later episodes. The production crew have mentioned being fully aware of the Corey/Laney ship's popularity in the fandom and responded to the fans' love of Corey/Laney moments by increasing them, with there even being plans for making it a major focus of the second season had it come to be.
  • The Chick: As the sole female of Grojband, the closest of the bunch towards Corey, and the one who makes sure everything stays on track for the band, she fulfills this role.
  • Childhood Friends: She and Corey have been friends long before they even came up with the idea of forming Grojband.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To the rest of Grojband, especially Corey, as it's her job to make sure that his dumb schemes actually work and that her bandmates stay out of trouble.
  • Cooldown Hug: When Corey is getting overly excited, panicky, or angry, Laney is usually able to get him to return to his usual upbeat, laidback self by simply putting an arm or hand on him and speaking calmly. "Space Jammin'" provides an excellent example.
    Corey: They've [The Orbs] got the bodies of our worst enemies [The Newmans] and Trina's diary! WE'RE DONE FOR! LANEY, PANIC WITH ME!!!!
    Laney: (holding Corey's arms) Core, it's your genius that turns the diary into lyrics. All those stupid orbs have is a book of secret angst.
    Corey: You're right! They have the cereal, but they don't have the milk!
  • Creepy Monotone: Usually does this when she's being sarcastic (which is often) or bored.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prone to pout sarcasm, usually in response to one of Corey's plans or Kin and Kon being silly.
  • Expy: According to the creators, she's based on Watts from the movie Some Kind of Wonderful.
  • Female Rockers Play Bass: She's both the only female member of Grojband and the band's bassist.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has her moments of such. Bonus points for catching fire every so often.
  • Foil:
    • Her crush on Corey is a contrast to Trina's obsession with Nick Mallory. While Trina worships the ground Nick walks on and thinks he can do no wrong, Laney doesn't let her feelings for Corey stop her from voicing her own opinions, and she often gets angry at him. Furthermore, Trina is completely obsessed with making Nick Mallory love her and will stop at nothing to make it happen regardless of the consequences it has on others, while Laney values being a part of Grojband and getting to hang out/play music with her friends far more than making Corey her boyfriend and will push her feelings aside for Grojband's sake if necessary. Basically, Trina treats Nick as an object to be acquired, while Laney treats Corey as a person she genuinely cares for. This contrast also stems to how their crushes interact with them, as Corey nonetheless holds a strong friendship with Laney despite his obliviousness to her feelings while Nick shows very little interest to Trina as even a friend.
    • While Laney's criticisms of Candy Jams in "Girl Fest" as a boy-crazy girl-girl unable to create her own songs make her seem like a hypocrite at first glance (given her closet girly girl tendencies, her crush on Corey, and Grojband's... you know), closer inspection reveals the two to be actually quite different. First, Candy Jams is superficial in her boy-craziness, while Laney is unafraid to criticize Corey despite her crush on him. Second, Candy Jams cares more about selling feminine products than playing music, whereas Laney cares about the band and its music more than anything else. Third and finally, Candy Jams has her manager write her songs and doesn't even understand the words she's singing, while Grojband uses Trina's diary as inspiration for writing their own songs, translating her emotional venting into workable lyrics.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Her sarcastic tendencies make her the phlegmatic one of Grojband.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Despite her tough exterior, she has been shown to have a fondness for animals, including Blade Stabbington's pet rat, a bee, and a sheepdog dressed as a unicorn. She seems to make exception for "yappy dogs" though.
    Corey: Grojband is going to help a puppy!
    Laney: Yes! Finally, one of these [Zany Schemes] I can get behind!
  • Girls Like Musicians: Although Laney's a musician herself, Word Of God says one of the big reasons she crushes on Corey is because she's very into artistic types.
  • Hair Flip: Does one while speaking in a Trina impersonation.
  • Hates Wearing Dresses: As seen in "Queen Bee", where she reluctantly chooses to enter a pageant contest for the sake of her band, but makes it quite clear that she hates what she has to do and is much happier when she finally gets out of it.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She wears folded over leather boots.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Although she's crazy in love with Corey, she values having the band and playing with them much more than the idea of Corey as her boyfriend. This is well demonstrated in the episode "All You Need is Cake", where her attempts to force a real romance on an oblivious Corey almost caused Grojband to get disbanded due to Kin and Kon feeling left out.
  • Intimate Artistry: A G-rated version. One of the ways she and Corey spend time together is by playing in Grojband; in fact Word Of God states she came up with the idea of Grojband to do exactly this.
  • Invisible Parents: Her parents are never seen or mentioned.
  • Kick the Dog: Quite a literal example in "Dreamreaver" where she kicks a poodle version of Mina.
    Laney: I hate yappy dogs...
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Other characters (including her own bandmates) frequently call her "dude", "fella", and "bro", or mistake her for a guy. The gag is largely dropped later on however as other characters start calling her a lady and identifying her as one in episodes like "Pop Goes the Bubble" and "Girl Fest".
  • The Lancer: She’s the second-in-command of Grojband, being the (self-declared) band manager, constantly playing Only Sane Woman, and being the one who keeps Corey's harebrained schemes under control.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Don't let her stature fool you, because she's quite sassy.
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: Switch the "Lane" and "Penn" parts of her name, and you get the title to a very famous song.note 
  • Morning Routine: Appears to have one according to one of the online videos from the Canadian website.
  • No-Respect Guy: Moreso in early episodes than later episodes, but Laney tends to get little respect or credit from other characters in the show (even from her own bandmates, although in their case, they're being Innocently Insensitive than truly malicious) despite also being the most sensible member of the band.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: A Downplayed example, especially later on. While by no means shunned by her bandmates, her objections to the band's harebrained schemes are often disregarded or ignored.
  • Ocular Gushers: In the episode "One-Plant Band" after Corey angrily yelled at her for being right all the time.
  • One of the Boys: To the point where she's frequently mistaken for an actual boy, much to her annoyance. In fact, Word Of God states that her bandmates call her a guy to make her feel more like one of them.
  • Only Sane Woman: She has the most common sense and maturity out of all of the band, which she reflects on in "It's in the Card" when the band breaks up.
  • Opposites Attract: A one-sided case. She is a short, redheaded Only Sane Woman crushing on the tall, blue-haired Cloud Cuckoolander that is Corey.
  • Quirky Curls: As seen in one of the online shorts, although it's not clear if it's natural or just bed head hair.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Her rational and grounded personality makes her the blue oni to the energetic and optimistic Corey's red oni. Ironically, Laney has red hair while Corey has blue hair.
  • Redhead In Green: She has short red hair and a striped green t-shirt.
  • Running Gag:
    • Having her gender mistaken, although this is largely dropped later on.
    • In "Dance of the Dead", everyone keeps mistaking her everyday outfit for a scary costume.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: She may always have a snide remark or objection to make about Corey's Zany Schemes, but she is also the most loyal of the gang towards him and sincerely believes that he will achieve his dreams of musical stardom someday. In fact, her admiration for Corey's determination to become a rockstar is a major factor for her crush on him, according to her official bio.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: While competing in a beauty pageant, she wore a black and green dress and her hair was in an elegant updo. Even Corey was amazed by how beautiful she looked.
  • Ship Tease: With Corey, especially as the series goes on.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She's among the more diminutive members of the band, but also the mature and sensible one of the bunch, hence why she's the band manager both literally and figuratively.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Only has eyes for Corey, not even showing attraction to Nick Mallory.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the band, yet often mistaken to be a boy.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: She tends to do this.
    Kin: There's only one thing we can do [to reawaken Trina]!
    Laney: Get her to a doctor?
    Kin & Kon: Connect our minds using science helmets and enter her dream!

    Corey: Guys, we should totally be ahead of our time too!
    Laney: By creating a new and innovative sound?
    Corey: Pfft, that's way too hard. We'll just go one year into the future and see what music's like, then come back to unleash the trend before anyone else!
  • Stronger Than They Look: Despite being the shortest member of the band, Laney is very strong for her size. In "Pop Goes the Bubble", she easily lifts up Trina and boredly holds her above a manhole.
  • Team Mom: She frequently holds the band back from their sillier acts and looks out for them when they go too far. This is reflected in "It's in the Card" during her recorded message when she comments that she can often be "grumble grumble" and a "mother hen" because of how much she cares for her friends.
  • Teens Are Short: Despite being 13, she's very small and lacks the feminine figure of some of the other girls like Carrie.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Although generally depicted as a tough and spunky kind of girl who can fit in very well with the guys, it's heavily implied she's a closet Girly Girl. She claims to not like girly things but a few shots we get of her room and the official concept art of her bedroom says otherwise. She's also shown fondness for unicorns and cute animals.
    "We played for royalty, I got a kiss from a unicorn. Not a bad gig."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ketchup-flavored potato chips, as confirmed by Todd Kauffman himself.
  • Tsundere: Has shades of this, given how her tough, sarcastic attitude and Fiery Redhead qualities bely her gigantic crush on Corey, her closet Girly Girl tendencies, and how much she legitimately cares about her bandmates and their well-being.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Corey, whom she shares a ton of Ship Tease with.
  • Women Are Wiser: The sole girl of Grojband and the one with the duty of pulling her Cloud Cuckoolander bandmates back down to earth.

    Kin Kujira 
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"I think I can build something that'll help us... or cause untold horrors!"
Voiced by: Sergio Di Zio

The twin brother of Kon Kujira and keyboardist of Grojband. Kin is a brilliant but completely loony inventor who is in charge of the band's pyrotechnics, lighting, computers, and any other technology or gadgetry (often his creations) that could come in handy when trying to make Trina go into Diary Mode or preparing for Grojband's latest musical gig - even if his gizmos cause as many problems as they solve.


  • Alliterative Name: Kin Kujira.
  • Alleged Lookalikes: He and Kon claim to be identical twins and constantly insist this to everyone they meet, despite looking nothing like each other.
  • Asian and Nerdy: He's Japanese and The Smart Guy of Grojband.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He's the little guy to Kon's big guy.
  • Black Bead Eyes: He has these under his glasses.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: He makes a Running Gag out of this in "Zoohouse Rock". It's even lampshaded by the Wicked Cool Transition being "Stolen Line Transition".
  • Brains and Brawn: His knack for inventions makes him the brains to the burly Kon's brawn.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He may be a Gadgeteer Genius, but he's also a crazy goofball with frequent Creepy Child tendencies. His and Kon's official bios emphasize this, with most of their classmates apparently dismissing them as freaky oddballs.
  • Conjoined Twins: He and Kon were born as this, and they have the scars to prove it. It's also worth noting that Kon has Kin's nipples on his back, which is pointed out by Corey in "Indie Road Rager".
  • Creepy Child: His questionable sanity means that there are several instances where he qualifies for such. It's even lampshaded in "Dreamreaver" where the Wicked Cool Transition, is "Creepy Kin Transition".
  • Ditzy Genius: Although a Gadgeteer Genius capable of designing highly advanced technology, Kin shares his brother's craziness, which means that he tends to act very silly and childish a lot of the time.
  • Expy: The creators explicitly compare him to Richard "Data" Wang from The Goonies in one of their blog posts.
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Kon's fat.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: He and Kon occasionally do this, although their official bios state they're terrible at it.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: He has some melancholic undertones in his personality due to his role as team brainiac.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's very nifty with gizmos and gadgets, creating machinery ranging from robots to time machines.
  • Invisible Parents: He and Kon mention their parents in two episodes, but otherwise, they never appear.
  • Little Big Brother: Due to the events of "Ahead of Our Own Tone", he's physically one year older than Kon, but is still smaller than him.
  • Mad Scientist: Has shades of this. Asides from his extreme Cloud Cuckoolander qualities, he is arguably the most morally dubious of the band due to his self-admittedly creepy obsession with science, habit of creating inventions of questionable reliability, and the fact he usually tests his inventions on his brother without second thought.
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: Kin and Kon's names put together (and with g's added to the end) form King Kong, while their last names reference Godzilla's Japanese name of "Gojira"note .
  • Nerd: His appearance and Gadgeteer Genius tendencies certainly qualify him as one. Trina even calls him a nerd a few times, and in "Math of Kon", he's totally psyched to play at a math competition.
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears these.
  • No-Neck Chump: Although much smaller and skinnier than Kon, he's not really drawn with a neck, unlike Corey and Laney.
  • Older Than He Looks: Due to the events of "Ahead of Our Own Tone", he's physically a year older than Kon.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: He's the diminutive Ditzy Genius compared to the fat Genius Ditz Kon, although they share the same love of goofing around.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He's the second shortest member of Grojband and the only one who wears glasses.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: The second smallest of Grojband's members but also the brains of their stints.
  • Sibling Team: With Kon, who he shares a strong brotherly relationship with.
  • The Smart Guy: Despite his kooky personality, he's still the one with all the scientific explanations, the inventions, and the knowledge on the history of Rock Lore that help the band carry out their Zany Schemes.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Kin wears big nerdy glasses signifying his role as The Smart Guy of Grojband.
  • The Storyteller: He and Kon tell stories from Rock Lore to explain things to Corey and Laney.
  • Tacky Tuxedo: Wears one, although due to the way it's drawn, he might just be wearing a shirt with a fake tuxedo pattern on it.
  • Teens Are Short: Despite being 13 years old, Kin is pretty diminutive, especially compared to his twin brother.
  • Theme Twin Naming: As mentioned above, Kin and Kon derive their names from King Kong with the "g"s removed. This is a bit Downplayed however as the unrelated Corey and Laney both have two-syllable names ending in "-ey".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese.
  • Twin Banter: He and Kon frequently engage in this; they even claim to have their own secret twin language (although apparently, even they don't understand it).
  • Twin Telepathy: Played for Laughs. Several episodes depict Kin and Kon as capable of this, often using them for absurd reasons or to perform weird actions.

    Kon Kujira 
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"Dogs don't have fingers, I must be a drummer! DRUM SOLO!!!"
Voiced by: Tim Beresford

The twin brother of Kin Kujira and drummer of Grojband. While nowhere near as intelligent as Kin (although he often shows signs of being smart in his own highly unusual way), Kon is a big, jovial, fun-loving, and energetic goofball as every bit as wacky as his diminutive brother (in fact, he might possibly be even crazier). He also seems to have an unrequited crush on Trina Riffin, to her disgust.


  • Acrofatic: He's been shown to be surprisingly nimble for his appearance.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: He's the band's drummer and has a loony and excitable personality. It got literal in "Hair Today, Kon Tomorrow" when he got turned into a dog.
  • Alliterative Name: Kon Kujira.
  • Alleged Lookalikes: He and Kin claim to be identical twins and constantly insist this to everyone they meet, despite looking nothing like each other.
  • Animorphism: In "Hair Today, Kon Tomorrow", Kon turns into a dog for the majority of the episode - sort of. Dog!Kon is actually regular Kon after having spilled hair tonic on himself, getting zapped by a magic wand, and hitting his head. This results in him growing fur along with amnesia that causes him to believe that he's a dog.
  • Asian Airhead: Kon is a rare male example, and a rarer Asian Genius Ditz.
  • Big Eater: His appetite is much larger than the rest of Grojband's. In "Myme Disease", he desperately tries to steal hot dogs from Barney; in "Kon-Fusion", he becomes excited by ice cream; in "Group Hug", he's seen gorging on spray cheese; and in the online shorts, he uses a branch to roast a large number of marshmallows in one and eats all the cupcake samples at a grocery store in another.
  • Big Fun: The chubbiest member of the band but also the most excitable and fun-loving.
  • The Big Guy: In contrast to his brother Kin, who is instead The Smart Guy, Kon is the Big Fun Dumb Muscle who the band turns to for any brute force their Zany Schemes require.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He's the big guy to Kin's little guy.
  • Big Little Brother: Due to the events of "Ahead of Our Own Tone", he's physically one year younger than Kin, but is still larger than him.
  • Book Dumb: He lacks his brother's booksmarts, which is quite well shown in the episode "Math of Kon", where it is revealed that he failed six years worth of math. However, he does have his occasional moments of insight (such as recognizing that Torbo was a robot before anyone else did in "Grin Reaper") and can be intelligent in his own unusual way, much like Corey is.
  • Brains and Brawn: His status as the biggest and strongest member of Grojband makes him the brawn to the Kin's brains.
  • Butt-Monkey: Among all the members of Grojband, he's the most prone to receiving slapstick. Kin in particular often tests his inventions on him with painful results.
  • Characterization Marches On: Was often a source of Toilet Humor (especially fart jokes) in many of the show's early episodes, but as later episodes mostly dropped the grossout jokes, his childlike personality and Butt-Monkey status became the central focus of jokes involving him.
  • The Chew Toy: He's the "pain magnet" for Grojband, getting injured the most frequently (and often the most severely) of all four band members.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's an excitable, cherubic Genius Ditz every bit as crazy as (if not possibly more than) his Ditzy Genius brother. According to his and Kin's official bios, even their classmates consider them to be total weirdoes.
  • Conjoined Twins: He and Kin were born as this, and have the scars to prove it. It's also worth noting that Kon has Kin's nipples on his back, which Corey gets to see in "Indie Road Rager".
  • Dumb and Drummer: Kon obviously isn't the smartest member of the band, although he's often more of a Genius Ditz than a full-on example of The Ditz.
  • Dumb Muscle: The strongest and least intelligent member of Grojband.
  • Expy: It’s very hard to look at him and not think of Owen.
  • Fat and Skinny: The fat to Kin's skinny.
  • Fat Comic Relief: The heaviest of the band and also the most comical member (although he shares the role of comic relief with Kin).
  • Fat Idiot: He's quite chubby and not the brightest bulb in the box, but he frequently crosses over into Genius Ditz.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: He and Kin occasionally do this, although their official bios state they're terrible at it.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: His energetic and excitable personality makes him the choleric one of the bunch.
  • Gasshole: Often pulls off some very powerful belches, and Trina accuses him of being a frequent farter in the pilot.
  • Genius Ditz: Although generally a kooky and somewhat airheaded goofball, Kon is every bit as knowledgeable in Rock Lore as his twin, occasionally shows a degree of insight beyond that of his bandmates, and has been show to be able to understand things like math if they're delivered to him in a form he can get around, such as drumming.
  • Gentle Giant: Kon is very nice and a lot bigger than his bandmates.
  • Invisible Parents: He and Kin mention their parents in two episodes, but otherwise, they never appear.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Trina refers to Kon as an "it" on several occasions, making it quite evident that his feelings for her 100% one-sided.
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: Kin and Kon's names put together (and with g's added to the end) form King Kong, while their last names reference Godzilla's Japanese name of "Gojira"note .
  • No-Neck Chump: Apparently, he has no neck.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: According to Word Of God anyway, although it is hinted at a few times in the series, given his Genius Ditz and Book Dumb tendencies.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Kin, who is smaller and more conventionally smart compared to him, although Kon's just as much of a fun-loving wacko as Kin is.
  • The Pollyanna: He has a very jovial and cherubic personality.
  • Precocious Crush: Has one on Trina, who has nothing but contempt for him (well, more than she has for the other members of Grojband).
  • Sibling Team: With Kin. The two are rarely ever seen working without each other.
  • Smarter Than You Look: His Genius Ditz qualities suggest this. He becomes a math genius when he's drumming, when not, he doesn't know how many hands make up six fingers. Likewise, Depending on the Writer, he has his moments in which he's shown to be genuinely intelligent in the same way as Kin, with the occasional hint that his dimwitted persona is an act.
  • The Storyteller: He and Kin tell tales of Rock Lore to Corey and Laney.
  • Theme Twin Naming: As mentioned above, Kin and Kon derive their names from King Kong with the "g"s removed. This is a bit Downplayed however as the unrelated Corey and Laney both have two-syllable names ending in "-ey".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese.
  • Twin Banter: He and Kin frequently engage in this; they even claim to have their own secret twin language (although apparently, even they don't understand it).
  • Twin Telepathy: Played for Laughs. Several episodes depict Kin and Kon as capable of this, often using them for absurd reasons or to perform weird actions.

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    Katrina "Trina" Riffin 
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"Just try to imagine... just imagine... how little I care, and junk."
Voiced by: Alyson Court

The show's main antagonist and Corey's 16-year-old sister. Trina is a violent, hateful, temperamental, narcissistic, self-centered, unstable, and just plain psychotic girl with two goals in life that she'll stop at nothing to make a reality at the expense of everyone else's well-being: crush her hated brother and his bandmates' dreams of achieving musical stardom, and make local heartthrob Nick Mallory love her.

Once per Episode, she is overcome with an emotion (anger, sadness, or happiness) and enters "Diary Mode", writing about an episode's events in her diary and inadvertently giving Grojband the inspiration they need for their song's lyrics.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Corey usually calls her "Sis", demonstrating how he doesn't really take her seriously as a threat despite her desire to crush his dreams and destroy everything he stands for.
  • Alpha Bitch: Full stop. She rules her school with an iron fist, and is as selfish, bossy, vain, bad-tempered, and superficial as they come.
  • The Assimilator: She melds her brain with everyone in Peaceville using a Blab Tab In-brain Implant in "Ahead of Our Own Tone".
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Has several moments with Mina that shows she really does care for her as a friend and not just as a slave.
  • Bad Boss: To Mina, whom she generally shows very little kindness towards.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Invoked in "Inn Err Face", where she forces her own body to stop sweating and drooling.
  • Big Bad: Much of the series is about her antagonizing her brother so she can ruin his band, but her role as this is especially in such episodes as "Ahead of Our Own Tone" and "The Bandidate".
  • Big Sister Bully: To Corey, whom she is outright hostile towards and constantly tries to find ways to ruin his life. However, Corey is cunning enough that he always ends up getting the upper had over her in the end. A few episodes do imply she used to be a Cool Big Sis though.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Albeit exaggerated to the point of being completely evil and psychotic. Like most of her kind, she's whines constantly about how miserable she thinks her life is (which Corey and co. then use for their songs) and obsesses herself with boys and shopping.
  • Butt-Monkey / The Chew Toy: The entire show is basically about her brother and his friends trying to annoy her and drive her crazy so she can vent in her diary and they can steal it for their songs. However, given that she has very few (if any) redeeming qualities, she usually has it coming.
  • Cain and Abel: She and Corey do not get along at all, and on at least one occasion, she has actually tried to kill her brother.
  • Catchphrase: "BAM!"
  • Childhood Friends: With Mina, as they've been friends since kindergarten.
  • Clark Kenting: Her math-loving alter ego wears glasses, drab clothing and a Prim and Proper Bun. She also acts nicer towards Mina.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She'll be threatened by any girl who tries to get close to Nick, even if they're just birds.
  • Closet Geek: Towards math. She hides it by taking on the alias of a nerd named Trigonometrina.
  • Color Motif: Pink. Not only is her hair pink, but she is obsessed with the color and owns lots of pink objects, all given names with the word "pink" in it, like her car Pinktastic and her sweater Pinkcredible.
  • Comfort Food: Cupcakes.
    Tastes like sad...
  • Companion Cube: Pinkredible, her favorite sweater.
  • Curtains Match the Window: When her irises are shown.
  • Cyborg: Turns into one for a good chunk of "Ahead of Our Own Tone" because she was the first guinea pig - er "Lucky Customer" to try out the new Blab Tab In-Brain Implant.
  • Death Glare: Frequently delivers these, especially in her angry Diary Modes.
  • Drama Queen: Like all stereotypical teenage girls, she frequently makes a big fuss over little issues in her life (which of course serves as inspiration for Grojband's songs). A good example is in "Six Strings of Evil" when she referred to a day where Nick politely declined her offer of going out for a milkshake as the worst day of her whole life, even though worse things happen to her all the time.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Tends to suffer from road rage.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: When she was younger.
  • Emotional Powers: When writing in her diary, she causes her surroundings to go crazy as she puts massive amounts of passion into venting her emotions.
  • Evil Makeover: Once she gets the brain implant in "Ahead of Our Own Tone" her hair and clothes turn into a dark-ish purple with two streaks of pink in the middle of her hair, squared pupils with green eyes, and her voice changes to a Machine Monotone.
  • Evil Overlord: Cyborg!Trina in the Bad Future of "Ahead of Our Own Tone".
  • Evil Plan: Her plans get called this whether it's dealing with her younger biological brother's band and/or trying to make Nick fall for her.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Sometimes, when she's thinking of romancing hunky Nick Mallory - which is often - her pupils turn pink hearts.
  • Expy: The creators describe her as being like Icky Vicky from The Fairly OddParents in one of their posts on the show's official production blog.
  • The Fake Cutie: She thinks of herself as a sweet, adorable, and angelic girl, as well as the cutest thing in all of Peaceville, but as her official bio states, others will tell you that she only looks pretty.
  • Foil:
    • Whereas her brother Corey is known for rarely ever losing his cool and almost always being in a good mood, Trina is a violent-tempered, overdramatic, and extremely emotional basket-case filled with angst, hatred, and a desire to see the world burn.
    • Her crush on Nick Mallory contrasts Laney's crush on Corey, as while Laney is unafraid of speaking out against Corey, Trina blindly agrees with everything Nick Mallory says. Additionally, Trina will try to make Nick love her at any cost and with no regard for others while Laney cares more about Grojband and hanging out/playing music with her friends than making Corey her boyfriend.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: She usually has a Choleric personality in contrast to her more laidback brother, but she puts on a Sanguine one for Nick Mallory.
  • Game Face: Displays this when writing her diary in Anger Mode. She also made the same face when she was just really upset (even as a kid).
  • Genki Girl: She ONLY acts like this whenever Nick Mallory is around. Otherwise, she would be faking her Genkiness. She even would fake her personality by being the Four-Temperament Ensemble's Sanguine, when her real ensemble temperament is Choleric.
  • Good with Numbers: She loves math and numbers so much, she would often hide the fact behind her alter-ego, Trigonometrina, as she'd never admit it in public.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: That girl has severe anger issues. In fact, "anger" is her most frequently appearing Diary Mode.
  • Happily Adopted: By her dad, according to Word Of God.
  • Hartman Hips: Her hips are noticeable wider compared to her chest.
  • Hate Sink: She's pretty much meant to be as detestable and unsympathetic as possible by the standards of the show. She's a Big Sister Bully who torments her brother and tries to ruin his life often for no reason other than spite; she's a Bad Boss who abuses her one loyal underling and friend Mina; she's a completely self-centered jerkass who will freely harm others just to get what she wants; and some of her schemes involve outright attempted murder all for the sake of getting back at Corey. All this ensures that Grojband maintains the moral high ground and audience sympathy needed to justify them stealing her diary for lyrics.
  • Hidden Depths: Secretly loves math.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She has one beneath all the crazy, though it was locked away years ago. We even see it visibly as Katrina in "Dreamreaver".
  • High-Class Gloves: Wears them as part of her pageant outfit in "Queen Bee".
  • Hive Queen: In "Ahead of Our Own Tone", thanks to the implant.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Prone to this, thanks to Corey's Zany Schemes to get lyrics from her. For example, her refusal to assimilate Mina in "Ahead of Our Own Tone" leads to Mina taking an implant from Corey and making her listen to her brother's music via the Hive Mind.
  • iSophagus: In "On the Air and Out to Sea", her braces picks up radio transmissions from her brother's radio station.
  • Informed Attribute: She's apparently the most popular girl at her school, which befits her Alpha Bitch qualities, but the problems is that we never actually see what her school life is like.
  • Invisible Parents: Her adopted father is never seen or mentioned in the series.
  • Irrational Hatred: She LOATHES Grojband: their music, their members, and everything they stand for. Officially, it's stated that this is due to her seeing them as a threat to her popularity (and because she wants their garage as an extension of her room), but in the show proper, it seems to be entirely out of petty spite.
  • It's All About Me: She often puts her personal goals (namely ruining Corey's life and dating Nick Mallory) above everything and everyone else. As she put it in "Kon-Fusion":
    "I am going to touch Nick Mallory's hand, even if it ruins everything for everyone forever!"
    • In "Hear Us Rock!," she helps the Orbs in their grudge match against Grojband, preferring to let the Earth and everyone on it (except for herself and Nick Mallory) be destroyed rather then let Corey and his band be the ones who saved it.
  • Jerkass: Absolutely. She's got a horrible temper, she constantly abuses her friend, she hates her brother and his friends to the point of wanting to destroy his dreams, and she cares about nothing except making Nick Mallory her boyfriend.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On rare occasions, usually towards Mina.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: On the flip side, her lust for Nick Mallory brings out the worst in her and can even completely override her care for Mina.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: The entire point of the show is that Corey and his friends constantly drive her nuts and humiliate her in public for lyrics, but since she's almost entirely devoid of redeeming or sympathetic qualities, she's far more deserving of the things Grojband does to her than Grojband is of her attempts to crush their dreams of fame and popularity.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: A frequent victim of this, due to her mean and vicious personality often justifying Grojband's constant attempts to drive her nuts and mess around with her life.
  • Laughably Evil: She may be a godawful horrible person, but she's so over-the-top and ridiculous in her schemes and attitude that she can be hilarious to watch.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Due to her Valley Girl tendencies, she abuses the word "like" to no end.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Her obsession with trying to win over Nick Mallory is the root of a lot of her evil schemes and personality traits. This is ironic since Nick has only ever shown interest in the softer side of Trina, which means she would have been better off not changing at all.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: "Hashtag (Insert word here)!"
  • Machine Monotone: Speaks in this tone of voice after the implant turns her into a Cyborg in "Ahead of Our Own Tone".
  • Manipulative Bitch: Shows signs of this at times, especially in the episode "Indie Road Rager".
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: She's named after the late Trina Crewe, a Canadian musician who formed a duo with Corey Crewe, who is of course her brother's namesake.
  • Missing Mom: According to Word Of God, she and Corey were adopted by a single father, and they don't have a mother.
  • More than Mind Control: Agrees on erupting Mount Peaceville when the Blue Star of Rocklympus starts talking to her at the end of "Six Strings of Evil".
  • The Muse: Serves as an unwitting one to Grojband, who always use her diary as inspiration for their songs. Corey's inability to come up with good lyrics is part of the reason.
  • Muse Abuse: The entire show's premise is based on Corey and his friends driving her nuts and humiliating her to get lyrics from her. However, one can't say she doesn't deserve it.
  • No Indoor Voice: She tends to yell a lot when she's angry (which is often). HONESTLY.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Although she generally acts somewhat airheaded, she has her moments suggesting this. As revealed in "Math of Kon", she keeps her love of math hidden so she won't be associated with nerds.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Hates the name Katrina and insists on being called Trina. It's later shown that she openly went by Katrina when she Used to Be a Sweet Kid, and her repressed nice side still goes by it.
  • Opinion Flip Flop: When she says she hates or doesn't care about something, she will immediately claim she likes it if it turns out Nick likes it. This habit was used against her in "Hear Us Rock!".
  • Out-Gambitted: Frequently falls victim to this, thanks to Corey's schemes, as seen in the episode "Wish Upon a Jug".
  • Overly-Long Name: Her math-loving alter ego's full name is Trigonometric Trina Adelaide.
  • Pet the Dog: Although generally a nasty and horrible girl, she has her occasional kind moments.
    • Towards Mina as Trigonometrina in "Math of Kon" as the two spend a nice day together.
    • Also at the end of "Queen Bee", with her giving her crown over to a joyful Mina. Really, all of her actual friendship moments with Mina qualify.
    • Her love and protectiveness toward Mr. Mooseface.
    • There's also a literal example in "Hair Today"... which doesn't last once she learns the dog is actually Kon under a spell.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Pink Girl to Corey's Blue Boy (In terms of hair color).
  • Pink Means Feminine / Princesses Prefer Pink: She's a princess in her own mind, but often wears pink and is obsessed with pink-coloured things like her car and her sweater.
  • Plot Allergy: In "Kon-Fusion", it's revealed she's allergic to bread crusts, and in "Pop Goes the Bubble", she's also allergic to bubbles.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She sports her hair in one in the episodes "Math of Kon" (as Trigonometrina), and "Rockersize".
  • Punny Name: Her nerd alias of Trigonometrina.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Writes her diary in Anger Mode whenever she reaches this.
  • Reality Warper:
    • A mild case. Whenever she writes lyrics-worthy entries in her diary, her emotions manifest around her, and strange phenomenon happens depending on the emotion.
    • She can defy natural human bodily functions, she as resisted the urge to drool or sweat, because she considers it to be "for losers". Laney actually questions if Trina is actually a robot.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When writing her diary in Anger Mode or in Fear Mode.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Prone to this.
    • "Sigh, Mina."
    • "SWOON!"
    • "Scoff!"
    • "Mega gasp!"
  • Secret Diary: Uses one, although it's not that secret since that's where Grojband gets their lyrics from.
  • Secret Identity: Her nerd alias, Trigonometrina.
  • Security Blanket: Mr. Mooseface, her favorite stuffed toy she loved during childhood. She's still very protective of it.
  • Sore Loser: She tends not take her defeats very well, as seen in the episode "Queen Bee" .
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Nick.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Rats the band out to Mayor Mellow whenever she wants them out of the way and they're doing something he doesn't agree with.
  • Stupid Evil / Revenge Before Reason: Her hatred for Grojband is so great that she will risk her own life to ruin theirs. For example, she's willing to die (or at least get badly hurt) from falling if it ruins her brother's band's reputation in "Super Zeroes", all because they showed her up at Mick Mallory's birthday.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves chocolate.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Granted, she's more evil than most examples, but there are times where she's not put through the usual Muse Abuse such as when she goes in happy Diary Mode or when Nick Mallory is nice to her.
  • Teens Are Monsters: While she's not the only teenager in the show, she's certainly the most monstrous, fitting neatly with the stereotype of teenagers as mean and self-centered narcissists driven by a hatred for everything around them and a desire to see the world burn.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Is an unwitting help to the band as much as she is a hindrance.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Prone to this. For example, in "Dance of the Dead", she is so blinded by love for Nick Mallory, that she is unable to notice said boy has currently been zombified and is hungry for brains. When Zombie Nick notices Mina dressed as a giant brain and tries to go for her instead, Trina knocks Mina out of the way and instead insists Nick bite her head, even going so far as to stick her head into Nick's mouth. She gets zombified for her troubles.
  • Too Important to Walk: Has Mina carry her on piggyback when she doesn't feel like walking.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass / Flanderization: If you can believe it, she wasn't always that bad. In the pilot and a few early episodes, Trina was merely overbearing, bossy, and a tad dramatic, with her actions and behaviour usually being not too different from the average Bratty Teenage Daughter or Alpha Bitch with an Annoying Younger Sibling. As the series went on, she was quickly exaggerated into being an evil, psychopathic monster with little to no sympathetic qualities, to the point where she openly admits to trying to kill Corey, goes so far as to call Mina a groupie and not even a BFF, and even leaves the entire world to die so she could be with Nick Mallory forever. One can only hope Mina finally snapping and calling her out on her bullshit had positive after effects.
  • Tsundere: Normally abuses Mina, but treats her nicely when disguised as Trigonometrina. Shows some signs of it toward her brother sometimes too.
  • Twitchy Eye: Frequently develops these due to her mentally and emotionally unstable character.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Several flashbacks imply this. When Grojband goes on a Journey to the Center of the Mind, they encounter her nicer Katrina personality, who is locked away inside of her. Word Of God says her transformation was caused by something called the Pink Star of Rocklympus, which is connected to the Blue Star of Rocklympus seen in "Six Strings of Evil".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the episode "No Strings Attached", she was traumatized after a scary encounter with puppets when she was a kid. Taken a bit further considering that the "Pretty Puppet" she picked up turned out to be scary.
  • With Friends Like These...: Although Mina genuinely believes Trina to be her best friend, Trina shows little to no appreciation for Mina's friendship most of the time and treats her as a disposable slave. This exchange from "It's in the Card" sums it up quite well.
    Mina: I think everyone in town has broken up with someone close to them. (gasps) Should we break up?!
    Trina:: Oh, Mina. It's so cute that you think we're close enough to break up.
  • Valley Girl: Usually speaks like one.
  • Verbal Tic: She sometimes ends her sentences with "and junk."
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Trina does this to Mina after she regains her personality near the end of "Knight to Remember" as she chases her down.

    Bernadette "Mina" Beff 
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"Already here!"
Voiced by: Denise Oliver

Trina's spineless 14-year-old best friend and personal toady/slave, as well as her polar opposite. Mina is a timid and good-natured girl who eagerly carries out all the painful and unpleasant parts of Trina's Grojband-crushing and Nick Mallory-romancing plans. Despite being constantly abused and mistreated by Trina, Mina is unfailingly loyal to her and genuinely considers Trina her BFF.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Trina has a lot of cutesy nicknames for Mina, although considering their relationship, "affectionate" might be a strong word.
  • Alliterative Name: Her birth name was Bernadette Beff, but Trina made her have it legally changed to Mina so that as best friends, their names would rhyme.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's shown to be as obsessed about Nick Mallory as nearly all the other girls on the show are, but her relationship with Trina is rife with Les Yay undertones.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite the abuse Trina puts on her, Mina still sincerely loves her as a friend.
  • Badass Biker: In "Soulin' Down the Road", where she gets to drive a Cool Bike.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: In the finale, where she foils Trina's scheme to stop Grojband from saving the world and then unleashes a verbal tirade against Trina about all the crap she's been forced to put up with and how she gets no appreciation for her efforts.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: For Trina, who makes her do all the things she believe she's too good for - which is to say the parts of her schemes that are dangerous and difficult.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: Mina is very cute and wears large spectacles.
  • Beta Bitch: To Trina, albeit of the Minion with an F in Evil variety.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Although it was due to the effects of the Bonkerton Comet, she was still pretty scary in "Knight to Remember". Specifically, the comet switched her personality with Trina's (and Trina's with hers), to the point where she got the episode's Diary Mode sequence, even copying Trina's Game Face (albeit with Scary Shiny Glasses added for good measure) while doing it.
    • In "Group Hug", after Kate and Allie kidnap Trina, she threatens them into telling her where they hid her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "Hear Us Rock!", she pulls a Heel–Face Turn and retrieves Grojband's instruments from a dumpster.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Has these under her glasses.
  • Butt-Monkey: Possibly the most abused character on the show, which is almost always as a direct result from Trina.
  • The Cameo: In "Cloudy with a Chance of Maltballs" (twice!) as a parody, since Trina tells her both times, "you're not in this episode".
  • Catchphrase: "Bam indeed," usually in response to Trina's own catch phrase.
  • The Chew Toy: To Trina, who constantly abuses her. However, Mina seems to put up with it pretty well.
  • Childhood Friends: With Trina, as they've been friends since kindergarten.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Carrie (or "Pinky Dinky Doo" as she calls her).
  • Cool Bike: In "Soulin' Down the Road", she rides a motorcycle with a sidecar.
  • Cute Bookworm: As seen in "Six Strings of Evil" when Trina derides her love of books.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Gets back at Trina by standing up to her and saying that she's had enough abuse in "Hear Us Rock!".
  • Doppelgänger: To Trina. Her physical appearance is intentionally designed as a mirror image of Trina, with her official bio even describing her as Trina's doppelganger.
  • The Dragon: To Trina (but of the Minion with an F in Evil variety, of course).
  • Expy: According to the creators, her design was inspired by Velma Dinkley of Scooby-Doo fame.
  • Extreme Doormat: She's much too spineless and naïve to stand up to Trina. And don't be surprised if Trina uses her as a literal doormat as well.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: In contrast to her foul-tempered "friend", she's more cheerful and timid, making her the Melancholic and Sanguine one.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Grojband. Despite helping Trina with all her schemes against them, she possesses no ill will to Corey and the gang and is generally a very nice girl to them. Lkewise, Grojband generally doesn't see her as an enemy and is usually rather nice to her.
  • Genki Girl: Usually whenever Trina's not around, she's cheerful and outgoing.
  • Grew a Spine: Finally snaps in "Hear Us Rock!" when Trina abandons her to die on Earth so she can be with Nick, and proceeds to give Trina a long overdue speech demanding her to treat her BFF with more respect.
    "TRINA RIFFIN!!! I am your BFF! I have been zapped, soaked, swamped, gooped, and probably broke like a hundred laws FOR YOU!!! You left me behind to get smooshed so you could save a boy WHO'S NOT! THAT! INTO YOU!!!"
  • Hartman Hips: Like Trina, her hips are noticeably larger than her chest.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "Hear Us Rock!". She's last seen going back with Trina again, but is now calling her out on her bad behavior and demanding respect from this point forward.
  • Innocent Beta Bitch: She's nowhere near as malicious as Trina and generally a far nicer person towards Grojband, mostly assisting in Trina's schemes against them because she has to.
  • Meaningful Name: Combined with Stealth Pun in reflection of her position as Trina's Beta Bitch. Beff = Be-F-F, or Best Friend Forever.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Despite working with the evil-tempered and thoroughly nasty Trina, Mina is friendly, cheerful, sweet, and has no ill will to Grojband.
  • Morality Pet: To Trina. Sometimes, and only sometimes.
  • Nerd: As her bespectacled appearance suggests. She's quite an intelligent girl, with a fondness for math and science.
  • Nice Girl: In total contrast to her horrible "friend", Mina is a very nice girl who really only works with Trina because they've been friends for as long as either can remember.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: As shown when Trina uses it to wipe barf off her face.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite everything both Trina and the show puts her through, Mina remains a cheerful and kind-natured girl who looks up to her BFF and believes everything she's doing for Trina will make her happy.
  • Security Cling: Did this to Trina in "Indie Road Rager" and to Nick Mallory in "Creep Away Camp".
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's a lot smarter than Trina and also the only one of the two to wear glasses.
  • Smoke Out: Does this in the episode "Indie Road Rager" as she and Trina vanish.
  • Subordinate Excuse: She sees Trina as her BFF and goes along with her schemes because of this.
  • Sweater Girl: She wears a sweater by default.
  • Sycophantic Servant: To Trina, whom she constantly showers with praise and does her bidding without question.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She is terrified of bugs.
  • Yes-Man: To Trina, although it's repeatedly been shown that saying "no" to Trina is a bad idea.

    The Newmans 
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Left to right: Lenny Nepp, Carrie Beff, Kim Kagami, and Konnie Kagami

Voiced by: Lyon Smith (Carrie), Bryn McAuley (Lenny), Sergio Di Zio (Kim), and Tim Beresford (Konnie)

The show's secondary antagonists. The Newmans are a rival garage band made up of Distaff Counterparts to Corey, Laney, Kin, and Kon. They always compete against Grojband in music contests or for the various gigs they pursue.


  • Crossdressing Voices: All of them are voiced by their Grojband counterparts' voice actors.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Kon-Fusion" focuses very heavily on them as more than just Grojband's rivals, with all four members getting lines and some characterization, as well as most of the verses of the episode's song.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Each member of the Newmans is a Gender Flipped version of their Grojband counterpart.
  • Gender Flip: They all look like Rule 63 versions of Grojband.
  • Heroes of Another Story: According to the official bios, and more or less confirmed by Lenny in "Kon-Fusion", they have their own wacky adventures around Peaceville just like Grojband.
  • Identical Stranger: Despite none of them being related to one another, they all look, dress, and sound extremely similar to their Grojband counterparts. To a lesser extent this applies to their personalities as well, with the exception of Lenny (whose personality is instead the opposite of Laney's).
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: They're named after Newman from Seinfeld, who was the rival to the show's main characters as well.
  • Out of Focus: They completely vanish in the second half of the series, with their final appearance being "Kon-Fusion".
  • The Rival: To Grojband. While they may be the better lyricists, Grojband's musical skill always comes out on top.
  • Rule 63: Canonical versions.
  • Similar Squad: Again, they're all gender-opposite versions of Grojband, with similar personalities (except Lenny).
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: If the name reference didn't tip you off.

Carrie Beff

"Well, whatever the worst burn of your life was, imagine it just got said to you. Twice!"

The lead guitarist/lead singer of the Newmans and Mina Beff's younger sister. She's more competent in writing lyrics than her male counterpart Corey, but shares his confident attitude and love of grabbing every musical gig possible.


  • Alpha Bitch: She is a stereotypical mean girl with a stuck-up, shallow personality to boot. She's even more of an Alpha Bitch than Trina.
  • Always Someone Better: At least when it comes to writing lyrics. Corey still has her beat when it comes to actually playing music and singing.
  • Competition Freak: She's the only Newman who takes gigs seriously, as shown in "Rock the House" and "Kon-Fusion".
    Carrie: You had the hands for hours. Why aren't you writing?
    Corey: I don't really work that way. I just wait until inspiration hit.
    Carrie: Hurry up! The gig's in ten minutes! I'm freaking out!
    Corey: Yeah. I hear that a lot.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: She has the same voice as Corey, albeit higher-pitched.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In "Creepaway Camp" (the third episode of the series produced and The Newmans' debut), she is given breasts — something she lacks in all her appearances afterwards.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her determination and confidence is first seen in "Creepaway Camp".
  • Expy: Carrie's vain, stuck-up, and shallow personality and manipulative tendencies are very similar to Heather from Total Drama.
  • Foil: Carrie lacks Corey's Book Dumb Cloud Cuckoolander qualities, so she doesn't need crazy schemes to help with writing lyrics. Instead, she writes them down on a notepad and texts the others when she's done. Also, unlike Corey and Trina, Carrie and Mina get along very well as siblings.
  • Girl Posse: She, Kim and Konnie make up one, with Lenny being the only male.
  • Hartman Hips: She's got noticeably wide hips compared to Corey.
  • The Leader: Of The Newmans.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Her confident and competitive attitude makes her the Masculine Girl to the shy and fragile Lenny's Feminine Boy.
  • Motor Mouth: She's the Newman with the most speaking lines on the show, with the rest of the band really only getting significant dialogue in "Rock the House" and "Kon-Fusion".
  • Preemptive "Shut Up": Gives one to Lenny when he tries to tell Corey he's a boy.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Lenny.

Lenny Nepp (originally Larry Nepp)

"Gals, I am not built for this. And I didn't bring my inhaler."

The bassist, manager, and only male member of the Newmans (although he's often mistaken for a girl). In contrast to his tomboyish female counterpart Laney, he is shy, anxious, soft-spoken, and cowardly. He has a huge crush on Carrie.


  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Konnie's blonde and Kim's brunette.
  • Butt-Monkey: He ends up doing terrible during the extreme curling match due to not having his inhaler, and in "Kon-Fusion", he reveals he always nearly gets killed because of Carrie's ideas. He also gets mistaken for a girl all the time.
  • Camp Straight: He's a very dainty and effeminate boy to the point of being frequently mistaken for a girl, but he has a huge crush on Carrie.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: He has the same voice as Laney, albeit lower-pitched.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Just like his Grojband counterpart, Lenny is often mistaken for a member of the opposite sex due to his effeminate personality and the fact he's always hanging around girls.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first speaking role in "Rock the House" characterizes him as nervous and timid.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. He's the most soft-spoken person in the band.
  • Foil: In contrast to the tomboyish and confident Laney, Lenny is effeminate and reserved.
  • Lovable Coward: In contrast to the tough and fearless Laney, Lenny is very shy and gets scared easily. However, he's still quite an endearing character.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy in a band made entirely of Masculine Girls. He also has this dynamic with his Grojband counterpart Laney.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: Although not a nerd, he mentions having a inhaler in "Rock the House", which still matches his wimpy and fragile character.
  • No-Respect Guy: Much like Laney, he's often ignored and disprespected by others, including his own bandmates. However, he has it much worse than her.
  • The One Guy: For the Newmans, yet he's mistaken to be a girl (at least to people outside the band).
    Corey: Sorry to rattle you girls, but extreme curling is our world.
    Lenny: I'm a boy!
    Carrie: Close it, Larry!
    Lenny: Sigh...
  • Only Sane Man: He's apparently the ignored voice of reason for The Newmans, as he mentions to Laney in "Kon-Fusion" that Carrie never listens to him despite how often her ideas get them in trouble.
  • Retcon: He was called Larry throughout the series' run, but now goes by Lenny after co-creator Todd Kauffman renamed him as such. Even the wiki has him go by that name.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: "Sigh..."
  • Shrinking Violet: While he's comfortable performing onstage, he gets nervous and scared in most other situations, especially regarding his crush on Carrie.
  • Spell My Name with an S: He was referred to as Larry throughout the series before his name was Retconed to Lenny by the creators after the show had ended.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Carrie.

Kim and Konnie Kagami

"I think they're taking this whole sharing a heart thing too far."
—Kim

"Ice cream! ICE! CREAM!"
—Konnie (With Kon at the same time)

Twin sisters who respectively serve as keyboardist and drummer for the Newmans. Like their male counterparts in Grojband, Kin and Kon, Kim is the brains of the team's musical gigs while Konnie is the goofy but lovable brawn.


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Recurring Characters

    Kate Persky and Allie Day 
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Allie is on the blonde one on the left, while Kate is the one on the right with the glasses
"Grojband! EEEEEEEE!"
Voiced By: Addison Holley (Kate Persky) and Madelyn May (Allie Day)

Two 9-year-old girls that Grojband refer to as their "groupies". They are the band's biggest (and possibly, only) fans and eagerly help them out with any of their plans whenever the group turns to them for assistance.


  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Allie is the blonde and Kate is the brunette to Laney's redhead.
  • Cheerful Children: They're almost always in a good mood and get very excited in the presence of Grojband.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episode "Group Hug" features them extremely prominently, as Grojband hosts a fan appeciation day for them and the two force Corey to write a song dedicated to him.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Both Sanguine/Phlegmatic.
  • Groupie: They're the two groupies of the titular band.
  • Groupie Brigade: Somewhat downplayed, since there's only two of them, but they fulfill the same role.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Allie has blonde hair and is generally a very nice girl.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: While some episodes show the groupies as die-hard fans of Grojband, some episodes like "Cloudy With A Chance Of Malt Balls" and "Girl Fest" show them shunning Grojband in favor of some other musician/celebrity, but no matter who they're fans of, they'll always be Grojband's biggest fans anyway.
  • Loony Fans: To Grojband.
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: Their first names are the same as the lead characters of the sitcom Kate & Allie, while their last names are the same as the last names of Kate & Allie directors Bill Persky and Linda Day.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Variable over the series, but there are instances where they rival Sierra. Taken really far in "Group Hug" where they enter Corey's house at night to give him his favorite drink, before kidnapping him and the rest of his band and holding them prisoner for their Grojband Shrine, until he writes a song about them.
  • Squee: Whenever they see Grojband, they immediately give a loud, high-pitched squeal.
  • Tagalong Kids: To Grojband, whom they occasionally assist when the band calls for it.
  • Those Two Girls: They're pretty much always seen together.
  • Youthful Freckles: Kate has these.

    Nick Mallory 
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"Nick Mallory says the secret to a cool lean is not needing anything to lean on."
Voiced by: Graeme Cornies

An extremely cool and hunky teenage dreamboat. Nick Mallory is the subject of Trina's massive crush, and most of her life is based around pursuing him to gain his affections - which Grojband always uses to their advantage.


  • The Ace: Nick Mallory is captain of his school's football team, a straight-A student, a major Chick Magnet, and an all-around Nice Guy whose sheer coolness can defy reality.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Trina Riffin would usually refer to Nick Mallory as "Hunky Nick Mallory".
  • Badass Baritone: Nick's voice is pretty low, but it suits his personality and appearance.
  • The Bait / Easily Forgiven: The band will sometimes put Nick Mallory in potential danger in order to get Trina to react. Nick Mallory is usually cool with Corey doing this.
  • Big Eater: While not consuming insane amounts of food, more often than not Nick Mallory is thinking of food (or how cool Nick Mallory is).
  • Big Man on Campus: Nick Mallory's the captain of the football team and a Straight A student.
  • Cargo Ship: In-universe. Nick Mallory had no problem dating Trina Riffin when her soul was in her car.
  • Chick Magnet: The girls who don't find Nick Mallory hot could be counted on one hand. Laney being one of them.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Nick Mallory features more prominently than usual in "War and Peaceville", even doing the performance for the Once per Episode song.
  • The Ditz: Nick Mallory occasionally gets moments of this. For example, Nick Mallory thinks zoos are supposed to be animal prisons.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Nick Mallory is Phlegmatic.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Nick Mallory loves animals, and animals love Nick Mallory. Nick Mallory is also nice to every other human character, be it Trina, Mina, or the members of Grojband.
  • Full-Name Basis: Nick Mallory only refers to Nick Mallory as Nick Mallory.
  • Hunk: Nick Mallory knows that it's part of the reason why Trina Riffin finds Nick Mallory so attractive.
  • An Ice Person: Nick Mallory's coolness manages to freeze Trina in "Rock the House".
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Nick Mallory is so cool Nick Mallory can lean on nothing and will spots away with Nick Mallory's awesomeness.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: When Nick Mallory's irises are shown.
  • Lovable Jock: Nick Mallory's one of the nicer characters.
  • Meaningful Name / Shout-Out: Nick Mallory is named after two characters from Family Ties, Nick Moore and Mallory Keaton.
  • Nice Guy: Nick Mallory rarely has a bad thing to say about anyone.
  • Oblivious to Love: Nick Mallory is clueless about Trina's crush on him. Or perhaps Nick Mallory isn't, and just doesn't feel the same way and acts oblivious to avoid hurting her.
  • Pet the Dog: Nick Mallory gives an apple to Trina in the episode "Zoohouse Rock". In fact every moment that Nick Mallory makes Trina go into diary mode in happiness qualify.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Nick Mallory does this a lot. Sometimes Nick Mallory even leans on thin air.
  • Reality Warper: Nick Mallory can stare away Nick Mallory's chickenpox, and as mentioned above, Nick Mallory's so cool Nick Mallory can freeze things, also Nick Mallory does not do stink.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Nick Mallory shows very little interest in Trina most of the time, plus Nick Mallory has very little purpose to the show outside of being Trina's dream boy.
  • The Stoic: Nick Mallory stays Nick Mallory.
  • Third-Person Person: Nick Mallory likes to see above.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Nick Mallory is cool with everything that happens around Nick Mallory.
    • In fact, Nick Mallory doesn't react when Nick Mallory watches Trina Riffin's Once per Episode Diary Mode in the episode "Saxsquatch".

    Mayor Mellow 
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"Quarantine is such a hard word to spell, but yes, for nine days!"
Voiced by: Kedar Brown

The mayor of Peaceville. He seeks keep his town peaceful no matter what it takes, which means opposing Grojband's crazy plans. He's always carries with him a picture of his late mother that he talks to.


  • Alliterative Name: Mayor Mellow.
  • Companion Cube / Momma's Boy: Keeps a picture of his deceased mother with him at all times. He even talks to it and takes advice from it (usually of the kind telling him not to do something).
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episode "The Pirate Lounge for Me" gives him a far larger role than usual, even performing alongside Grojband in the episode's song.
  • Easy Amnesia: Suffers from this in "Pop Goes the Bubble", thanks to Trina.
  • Good All Along: As hard as it to believe at times, due to the seemingly cruel extremes he can go, there are a few moments where he is shown to genuinely mean well.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Whether he's a friend or an enemy, usually depends on his mood.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite his incompetence and tendency to perform questionable acts, he doesn't get any comeuppance for it. One time, he sent a little kid to life in prison for blowing a bubble (although he wasn't himself when this happened).
  • Kick the Dog: Quite a literal example in "The Snuffles with Snarffles" where after seeing Grojband's cute cat video, the sniffling puppy that Grojband had brainwashed everyone to love, gets punted away onto the ground.
  • Mayor Pain: Of the Incompetent variety. He's a bumbling little idiot who takes advice from a picture of his mother, often overreacts to small issues, and has made more than his fair share of questionable choices for the town.
  • The Napoleon: He's not quite as mellow as his size or his name suggests.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Though only when he is being the announcer to some event.
  • Shout-Out: The creators describe his habit of consulting his deceased mother as being inspired by Norman Bates from Psycho ("minus the murder", in their words).
  • Ultimate Authority Mayor: He holds every position of authority in Peaceville and doesn't seem to have any kind of town council to consult with before doing anything. Heck, in one episode, he was able to declare war on another country (well, a micronation founded by Corey, but still).
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His biggest interest is keeping Peaceville, well, peaceful, which means it's pretty easy for Trina to convince him to try and put an end to Grojband's antics.

     Barney 
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"Corey. Being country means you want stand for what's important 'cause you lost it. You lost an entire country! And that's country!"
Voiced by: Robert Tinkler

A billionaire who owns and manages many businesses across Peaceville. In every episode he appears, he wears a different hat (at times with a uniform) that represents the job he currently has.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: In "Bee Bop A Loofah", Corey and his gang break in his bathroom while he's taking a shower to play a song. Of course, he kicks them out of the bathroom.
  • Censor Suds: While taking a shower in "Bee Bop A Loofah".
  • I Gave My Word: When he says something, he means it. For example: in "For Hat And Country", after Corey lost his country, he gave him the cowboy hat he wanted from the beginning, because having and losing a country seems very country for him.
  • I Have Many Names / In-Series Nickname / Only Known by Their Nickname: A variation, despite his name is Barney and everybody refers him by his name. His name is commonly accompanied with another word, making a reference to the job he currently has. For example: in "All You Need Is Cake", he's referred as "Cake Barney". He almost never is referred simply as "Barney" (although Corey refers him by his first name alone in "For Hat And Country").
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten!: A variation that is not evil. Sometimes Corey wants something from his business, but Barney won't let him, unless he proves himself. For example: in "All You Need Is Cake", Barney would only let Grojband take a slice of cake, if they were in true love or in "For Hat And Country" he only let Corey buy the cowboy hat if he was country enough.
  • Intergenerational Friendship / Odd Friendship: Unlike Mayor Mellow whose mood changes in every episode. Barney is always in good terms with Corey and his gang. He always let them play in his business and offers them items to buy and feels dissapointed whenever Corey doesn't want anything he sells or can't play for him. He also offers them advice time from time and seems to like their company.
  • Good All Along: Like Mayor Mellow, in every one of his appearances he always means well, despite the fact he always needs Corey and his group to prove themselves when they want something from him.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: His main gag. He always has a different job in every episode he appears. Justified because he's a billionaire and owns all of them.
  • Nice Guy: Barney is normally a nice guy towards everyone in Peaceville. Although he temporary became an enemy towards Mayor Mellow, during the chaos in "Hear Us Rock part 1".
  • Perma-Stubble: Barney has a consistent stubble. The only time we saw his stubble shaved was in "All You Need is Cake".
  • Pet the Dog: In "For Hat And Country", Barney gave Corey the cowboy hat he wanted from the beginning of the episode, after he lost his country, because according to him, country music is all about loss and it doesn't get much bigger than losing an entire nation.
  • Punny Name: His name is Barney and many of his business have the word "Barn" on it.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Mayor Mellow in "Hear Us Rock, Part 1". They became friends in the end.

    Buzz Newsworthy and Chance Happening 
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Buzz Newsworthy is on the left and Chance Happening is on the right

Buzz: "Breaking news from the Carbonation Festival, where Mayor Mellow has taken a bottlecap to the brain!"
Chance: "Did his head completely explode? Will your soda explode your head?! Is your head exploded right now?!! Tune in at 6 for more."
Voiced by: Dwayne Hill (Buzz Newsworthy) and Julie Lemieux (Chance Happening)

Peaceville's local reporters and the anchors of the Channel 4 news program. Always quick on the scene to cover events, they have a tendency to exaggerate their stories and often feud with each other.


  • Coincidental Broadcast: A frequent source of this. Their reports on Peaceville's latest events are often what allows Grojband to know of certain gig opportunities.
  • Could This Happen to You?: As seen with their quote above, they sometimes engage in this.
  • Kent Brockman News: Their petty arguments and tendency to exaggerate is the source of a lot of humor in scenes involving at least of the two.
  • Punny Name: Chance Happening and Buzz Newsworthy are reporters, meaning they frequently cover rare events (or chance happenings) and notable gossip (or newsworthy buzz).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite their tendency to argue and insult each other, they do seem to consider each other actual friends, going together to see a movie in "Soulin' Down the Road" and even breaking up and reuniting in "It's in the Card".
  • Worst News Judgement Ever: They tend to cover mundane happenings and treat them as big events. This is well demonstrated in "Super Zeroes", where they keep treating the inane actions performed by Corey and his friends as the Justice Band as great feats of heroism.

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