House of Anubis is a mystery series series airing on Nickelodeon, based on the Flemish-Dutch series Het Huis Anubis. The series tells the story of Nina, an American student who earns a scholarship to a fancy English Boarding School and becomes a member of the House of Anubis, believed to be the nicest house on campus. On the day of Nina's arrival, another student named Joy is pulled out of the school under mysterious circumstances, prompting her roommate, Patricia, to suspect that the school faculty are enacting some kind of conspiracy.
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- All-Loving Hero: She's kind, generous, and forgiving towards everyone, whether it's the Jerkass who toremented her for no reason, the other Jerkass who wrote an attack article about her, or even the house master who nearly got her killed. Even Rufus seems to merit a certain amount of concern from her. (Notice how worried for him she sounds when trying to talk him out of using the mask.)
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Both beauty and brains.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Fabian's Archie and Joy's Veronica. Betty wins.
- Butt-Monkey: Despite being The Hero and The Chosen One, she falls into this too. Poor girl has had to deal with her new friend Sarah dying in Season 1, all of her friends being threatened by a vengeful ghost in Season 2, and said ghost nearly killing her grandmother just to pressure her into cooperating.
- Catchphrase: "I'm Nina, from America." Lampshaded by Patricia:Patricia: She's American and she's totally obsessed with it. She said it like a hundred times.
- The Chosen One: Revealed in the season finale. Lampshaded by Jerome:Jerome: It would be the American, wouldn't it?
Nina: (after explaining how she was able to find the next clue) You're wondering if I'm insane.Fabian: No. I'm wondering if they've gotten it wrong about Joy being the Chosen One.
- Fabian even suspects it before the season finale, when Nina tells him that she was able to find the next clue because she heard voices coming from the chandelier saying where in the chandelier it was.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has some moments of this.Victor: What were you doing in the cellar?
Nina: Just remembering all the fun times we had down there.
- Dumb Blonde: Averted. Nina has a good head on her shoulders.
- Foreign Exchange Student: Nina is from America.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Nina has dirty blonde hair and is one of the nicest people on the show. See the entry for Messianic Archetype.
- The Hero: She's the main character of the show as well as the Chosen One.
- It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: She and her friends were cursed, her grandmother was nearly killed off, she started hearing voices, saw ghosts, and was almost taken to the afterlife with an evil spirit, all because of her identity as the Chosen One.
- I See Dead People: She has this ability as the Chosen One. For instance, she could see and talk to Victor Rodenmaar, Sr., when she was trapped in the Sennet game. And she can see Senkhara. Though this isn't exactly a good thing.
- Just Friends: She and Fabian went through the majority of season one denying their growing romantic attraction to one another, instead claiming to, of course, just be friends. They eventually end up as an Official Couple.
- Kid Detective: A teenager who, along with her teenager friends, works to solve mysteries that had been hidden in Anubis house for decades. Despite being young, she solves problems the adults struggle with.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Patricia's dark.
- Joy also qualifies to be the dark to Nina's light.
- Messianic Archetype: Nina being concerned about Victor's health when Senkhara threatens him pushes her into this territory. She takes it Up to Eleven in the finale, when she pleads with Rufus not to put on the Mask of Anubis and fights to prevent him from doing so. The whole time, she gives off the impression that she's worried about what will happen to him if he puts on the Mask. You can't get much more Messiah-like than being concerned about the well-being of a sociopath who would just as soon kill you as look at you.
- Nice Girl: She's one of the nicest people in the House; she was kind to Patricia even after Patricia bullied her and gave no reason to trust her, easily forgave Joy for everything she did, and even treated Victor nicely after all he did.
- New Transfer Student: At the beginning of the series, she's the new student, just transferred from America.
- Put on a Bus: In Season 3, due to Nathalia Ramos deciding to concentrate on her college studies.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the second season, she went from being a mostly friendly, brave friend to constantly snapping at her friends, even though they were trying to help her. She does have slight justification, though—she was under a ton of stress at the time, and was noticeably nicer when the life of she, her friends, and her Grandmother, weren't on the line.
- Weirdness Magnet: Arguably, all of the weird things started happening when she showed up. She lampshades this in an episode.Nina: I've brought nothing but trouble since I've come here!
A student in the House of Anubis who is nice to Nina right from the beginning.
- Adorkable: He is nerdy, shy and loved by plenty of girls both in and out of universe. Nina even calls him cute and "geek chic" in her diary.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The brains.
- Berserk Button: Just try and harm any of his friends and Fabian will not be happy. Angry!Fabian is something else especially in the S3 premiere.
- Hurting or insulting Nina in front of Fabian is one of the very few ways to get him in a- sometimes violent- rage. It even worked when he was a soulless sinner.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Fabian is often believed to be one of the nicest people in the house, as well as an Adorkable Extreme Doormat. But if you threaten or insult Nina in his presence, he will do everything from simply shout at you, to honestly trying to attack you physically.
- Book Worm: In his Establishing Character Moment, he's even seen reading a book on brain science. Additionally, he's arguably the smartest one of everyone in Sibuna.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Fabian. Despite the fact that he does much of the research and saved most of this friends from danger on numerous occasions, he has been continuously pushed around by everyone, most notably his own crush and (ex) girlfriend, Nina Martin. It gets to the point where he struggles to be more assertive and demand his respect for the things he does for the others, resulting in this one line:Nina: (looking at the formerly lost artifact/cube Fabian brought back) Where did you find it?Fabian: Jasper said he found it at the school. Good thing as well, other wise we might have lost it for good.Nina: But how did it get from here to there?Fabian: I... I don't know. (pauses) Why don't you ask the cube? Maybe it speaks and answers questions since you have so many!Nina: (glares at Fabian)Fabian: I...I'm sorry. It's back now... that's the important thing. You could have said thank you, at least.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Idiot Ball: He picks it up in Season 3 by trusting Robert Frobisher-Smythe, who he A) knew to be evil in general and B) knew was specifically targeting students to become Sinners to further his plan. He ends up becoming a Sinner as a result.
- Nice Guy: He's the nicest person to Nina right from the start of the series.
- No Respect Guy: Even when he helps solve major clues Patricia still mocks the heck out of him.
- Proud to Be a Geek: Fabian gave us this little gem (after everyone teased him for being a nerd):Fabian: So I'm a massive nerd. There's nothing wrong with that! It's geeks like me who invented the telephone, the internet, and basically all the things you couldn't live without...
- Sore Loser: People think he's being this in "The Touchstone of Ra" when he tries to take the Valedictorian medal from Mara. He was being kind of a dick about it earlier, but the reason he wanted the medal was because wearing it would cause Mara to be sacrificed to Ra and Fabian was trying to keep her safe.
- The Smart Guy: He's the smartest of everyone officially in Sibuna, solving a majority of the puzzles. In The Touchstone Of Ra, he truly believed he'd be chosen as the valedictorian.
- Took a Level in Badass: Fabian was the Nice Guy who was also an Extreme Doormat. He eventually started becoming much more assertive, virtually attacking anyone who wrongs him or Nina and proving himself much tougher than he seemed at first. He even won the school dodgeball tournament against the rival team, who had obliterated the rest of his team before.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the third season, having gotten over his Extreme Doormat phase, he got rather aggressive, to the point where he gave Joy an overly harsh rejection and caused her to quit Sibuna. He became MUCH worse as a sinner.
Joy's friend and former roommate. Patricia is suspicious of the circumstances under which Joy disappeared, especially since Joy left behind her cell phone and her favorite stuffed animal.
- Affectionate Nickname: Eddie calls Patricia "Yacker." This started as an insult, but took on a different meaning when they started dating.
- Alpha Bitch: Patricia fell into this at the beginning of season one; she bullied and played nasty tricks on Nina, assuming she had something to do with the disappearance of her best friend. However, it was a different variation, as the only two people who supported her were Jerome and Alfie, and they only joined her because of the humor value, and not out of actual malice, and they were horrified with everyone else when Patricia locked Nina in the attic. She got better quickly, and soon she and Nina became incredibly close friends and she joined Sibuna.
- Anti-Hero: Patricia has always meant well, but has a bunch of morally gray traits—extreme jealousy, Brutal Honesty, a bit of a Hair-Trigger Temper...she has also done a bunch of morally gray actions as well, mostly in the first season, where she had gone as far as locking Nina in the attic in order to try and get information about her best friend, who had gone missing. She's by no means a perfect person, but she does mean well.
- Badass in Distress: When Patricia gets kidnapped by the villain, she still manages to keep being the strong person she is and does everything she can to escape, from leaving a clue behind when she was taken to trying to knock out the villain. Despite this, it is her friends who end up rescuing her. (After two of them have to be saved themselves after a first failed rescue attempt, anyway.) Immediately following her rescue Patricia goes on to furiously blackmail one of the teachers into telling the secret about her missing friend.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Both brains and brawn.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Eddie. Everyone in the house could see the two of them had some attraction to each other, despite the fact that all they did was argue and pull pranks on eachother.
- Berserk Button:
- Go ahead. Flirt with Eddie when Patricia's around. It won't end well.
- In season 1, not caring about Joy being in trouble or—heaven forbid—possibly having anything to do with Joy's disappearance will send Patricia on the warpath.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Eddie's Archie and KT's Veronica. Betty wins (her Veronica wasn't even playing, but whatever).
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Oh, Patricia. While other characters have gotten away with a couple of things (like Jerome getting away with blackmailing Mara), she gets in trouble for every bad action she does. The only times that she didn't get in trouble for something was when she dumps milk on Eddie, but that was only because everyone (even him) had already decided he deserved it, or the times when she was a sinner, due to the fact that she had no soul at the time. She even gets called out for things other characters do without repercussions, like yelling at people, or even gets people mad at her when she wasn't even causing trouble at all.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She is not happy about KT and Eddie spending time together, nor was she happy about him spending any time with Mara. She even showed signs of this in a non-romantic sense, becoming jealous when Fabian became Nina's friend instead of hers.
- Conspiracy Theorist: She's the only one in the House to suspect that something wasn't right about Joy's disappearance, and that the teachers and the police were in on it. Unusually for this trope, she was right.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Comes across as cold and blunt, but she's one good friend. When it comes to her friends, she's willing to give the supportive comment they need, or to make a living hell to bring them back (ask Joy).
- Dislikes the New Guy: Tends to really dislike the new kid who joins the House each season. It's for different reasons each time, however, and typically personal ones. With Nina, she believed she was responsible for causing the disappearance of her best friend, Joy. With Eddie, it was a case of hatred turned Belligerent Sexual Tension. And, with KT...she was worried about Eddie liking her. Usually, the other house members find her attitude to be irrational and pointlessly mean, and it tends to cause some problems. She ends up getting over it in the middle of each season and becomes very close to the person she once couldn't stand.
- Fiery Redhead: She has red hair (different shades through the seasons) and she's very short-tempered. She's an interesting variation, though, since she has great self control, plays the cold-rational type between her rather emotional friends, and can be cunning. Her hair being a dark shade of red would fit her very particular variation.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Played With. Patricia seems like she'd be the more down to Earth one, being the Deadpan Snarker and a bit more responsible than her rather emotional friends, while Piper seems like she'd be the naive and foolish one. However, when they actually interact, Patricia's impulsive and mischievous nature becomes much more obvious in comparison to her much calmer, nicer sister, making Piper the responsible one and Patricia the foolish one.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- HeelFace Turn: She's initially very hostile toward Nina, as she suspects Nina of being involved in Joy's disappearance, but she later realizes that she's wrong and apologizes for her behavior. However, it takes her several episodes to completely trust Nina.
- Jerkass: She's not particularly nice, especially in the first few episodes, when she suspects Nina of being involved in Joy's disappearance. She's rude, temperamental, and honest, and is willing to go to great lengths to see people she dislikes suffer.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: ...But she is ultimately good, and shows moments of caring towards all of her friends, including people like Nina, KT and Eddie, who she hated at first. Despite being commonly referred to as a "witch", she truly has good intentions.
- The Lancer: She's the Anti-Hero to Nina's Hero, and is the most independent member of Sibuna. She also fits this role in the third season Sibuna as well, where she plays off Eddie in a very similar way.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Nina's light.
- Patricia is an interesting case. Being the edgy, outspoken, scary individual she is, it seems that she can be the dark to every other Anubis girl's light. While she is, in her own words, not a lady, she has a bunch of feminine traits.
- With her twin sister Piper they play this quite straight: Goth, independent tough-cookie Patricia is the dark to sweet, docile, dependant Piper's light.
- With Joy, it's a bit more complex. Joy's well-mannered and social, so at first you can assume she's the light to stoic, aloof and snarky Patricia's dark. But digging a little deeper, we find out Patricia is somehow the light to Joy's dark (shown the most in late S2 and part of S3), with her blunt honesty against Joy's cunning nature.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Her typical outfit includes untucked shirt, blazer with rolled-up sleeves and combat boots.
- Only Sane Woman: While Patricia was driven crazy and treated like a freak in season 1, and her first treatment of Nina was definitely not something to approve, we can't deny it's totally natural to get frustrated and anxious when your best friend disappears and no one cares to really help (not to mention the whole teachers body is against you). She suspected something was going on, and she was sadly right. After she joins Sibuna, she mostly acts in a maturing and rational way, neutralizing her more emotional friends.
- However, it's another story when she's jealous over Eddie. It is important to point out, though, that while she has done some immature things over jealousy, those things are innocuous compared to what other characters (cough, Joy and Mara, cough) did when jealous.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Patricia and Piper. Patricia is the bold, tomboyish, defiant and rude one; Piper is highly talented in piano, very sweet and polite, and much less inclined to make big moves out of fear of failure than her Determinator sister is. It's pretty obvious when you compare their crushes—Patricia likes Jerk with a Heart of Gold Eddie, while Piper likes the Nice Guy Class Clown Alfie.
- Tomboy: She's stubborn and Goth, never backs down from her problems, has a Hair-Trigger Temper, is brash and rude, and is often called a 'witch' by the other members in her House. Also, everyone else is afraid of her, she used to play sports, namely soccer, and in the movie, the only reason she wore a frilly pink dress was because Sophia thought Eddie would like it.
Eddie: (before showing her how to play American football) You ready? This game is not for ladies.Patricia: Uh, hey, I am not a lady.Eddie: Yeah, you're right. (runs at her to tackle her, football-style)
- In "House of Fronts/House of Keepers," she takes offense when Eddie implies that she might be too "ladylike" for American football.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is the Tomboy to all the other girls' Girly Girl. It's most obvious when she's compared with Amber and Joy, but one can still see it even when she's with Mara and Nina, who have their own tomboy qualities but remain much girlier than Patricia.
KT: You know what we need?Patricia: A road trip to Mexico with the wind in our hair and the law on our tails!(Everyone laughs)Mara: (laughing) No!KT: Since Amber left us all of her stuff, I figured...it's makeover o' clock! (Patricia groans) Come on! What have we got to lose? Might be fun.Patricia: Or excruciating.
- One bit where the tomboyishness of Patricia as compared to the girliness of the other girls in the House of Anubis is really highlighted is after Amber leaves in Season 3 and KT suggests that they use Amber's clothes to give themselves makeovers. Joy and Mara are thrilled by this idea, but Patricia is annoyed by it.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She is close friends with GirlyGirls like Joy and Amber, seems to have an interest in fashion, and is seen in "The Touchstone Of Ra" wearing a dress — while she only did it to impress Eddie and tended to complain about it, she was also worried about going into the cellar because the dress could get ruined. She then added, "Did I really just say that?"
- Town Girls: The Butch to Nina's Neither and Amber's Femme.
- Tsundere: Toward Eddie. She admitted liking Eddie to Joy, but whenever she tries to tell Eddie this, it comes out as an insult.Joy: Just tell him you like him!Patricia: I can't! I mean, I want to say, 'Eddie, I like you, I think you're cute' and all that stuff, but by the time it gets to here (points to her mouth) it comes out as, 'Get out of my face, Eddie, you freak!'Joy: Yeah, you say that a lot...
Another female student. Mick's girlfriend at the start of the series.
- Alpha Bitch: Amber had shades of this while running against Mara in the school election, this time over the affection of Mick. They made up quickly enough when Amber managed to get over Mick and supported Mara in getting with him.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She's generally nice to everyone else in the House.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Definitely beauty, and arguably brawn.
- The Big Girl: She's arguably the strongest of Sibuna.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Mick at first. She's not thrilled that Mara likes Mick and this causes a rift in their friendship. But she later helps Mick win Mara back when Mara breaks up with him because he bribed the vote counter to ensure that Mara won.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She's usually got her head in the clouds and is a bit ditzy, often going off track or getting easily confused because of her own interpretation of things- such as her line about trying to dream about Justin Bieber, but instead dreaming of "just a beaver".
- Dumb Blonde: She doesn't seem very smart, and is perceived this way by many people. She even goes so far as to almost reveal Sibuna's plan to Mr. Winkler.Victor: She doesn't have two brain cells to rub together!
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's generally very sweet.
- Hidden Depths: Revealed to be good at ping pong. More importantly, she's also come up with some pretty good ideas during the search for the treasure in season 1.
- Put on a Bus: Goes to a prestigious fashion school halfway into Season 3.
Alfred "Alfie" Lewis
Another student in the House of Anubis. He has a crush on Amber.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Alfie may be the Class Clown, but he's no pushover, as he has proven to be a useful presence in Sibuna — and if he is serious about something, you better not stand in his way. He yelled at Fabian and Patricia when they wanted to have breakfast instead of rescuing the currently-trapped Amber, and then later was the one standing up against Sinner!Fabian — to the point of pressing Fabian's Berserk Button and getting away with it.
- Butt-Monkey: He's sometimes the butt of his friends jokes, has been pranked numerous times by his best friend, was locked in the cellar, nearly died from poisoning, de-aged/shrunk, was pushed around by his girlfriend, would have died at the end of season 1 if Fabian didn't switch the elixir, and the list goes on.
- Class Clown: He goofs off and gets in trouble all the time, being known for being a comedic goofball who almost never takes anything seriously, especially class work.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Amber. He'd spent the entire first season and the beginning of season two pining for her and treating her like a queen to win her affection while she ignored and rejected his advances.
- Expelled from Every Other School: It's an off-hand comment, but he claims that he can't stay at the camera protest with the other students because his parents would kill him for "being kicked out of yet another school".
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine.
- No Respect Guy: While bumbling he does help out the team in the search for insert-macguffin-here but either doesn't get much credit or isn't brought up again. Heck even when it's just being a good gesture regardless it's forgotten about quick.
- Obsessed with FoodAmber: Alfie, how could you possibly be eating at a time like this?Alfie: I always eat when I'm scared. Or nervous. Or... happy, come to think of it.Amber: Or any day with a 'y' in it...
- The Prankster: He and Jerome regularly pull pranks. Occasionally, it does get in the way of Sibuna, such as when he and Jerome decide to scare them when they're looking for clues in the cellar.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Jerk with a Heart of Gold Jerome. He's sweet, emotional and quite the pushover, while Jerome is a lot tougher and is the leader of the duo.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His parents, particularly his father, look down on him so much that he tries so hard to impress them when they come over. It doesn't quite work.
A new American student in Season 2. Seems to be a bit of a troublemaker, not to mention being ridiculously flirtatious.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Despite spending his time mocking, arguing and pranking Patricia, he had a serious crush on her, and even ended up admitting that his bad attitude towards her was a "forcefield" he had to lower to express himself.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Starts off seeming like he's on the low end of the IQ scale, but then later reveals himself to speak fluent French, implying a certain level of intelligence. Most likely, the reason he doesn't post the same kind of grades as Mara is because he slacks off. Also, in a moment of Genius Bonus, schools in the UK are much harder than in America, as well as having a very different system: he is a complete fish out of water, and doesn't put in the effort to catch up/familiarize.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He appears in Season 2 as a new student from America and a Love Interest for Patricia, but in the season finale, he turns out to be the Osirian, counterpart and guardian to The Chosen One.
- The Chosen One: At the end of Season 2, he turns out to be The Osirian, the one destined to protect the descendant of Amneris.
- Deadpan Snarker: Eddie is extremely sarcastic. His very first scene has him in Snark-to-Snark Combat with Patricia, and he has several moments of dry wit throughout the series.
- Disappeared Dad: His turned out to be Mr. Sweet, the school's headmaster.
- Expelled from Every Other School: Kicked out of several schools in America before coming to the boarding school, and has no fear of being expelled from the boarding school either- when he actually is expelled, his complaint is that Mara was expelled, too.
- Foreign Exchange Student: Eddie is an American student coming to the British boarding school, in the middle of the school year, for being kicked out of schools in the United States.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- Hidden Depths: He's fluent in French, compared to coming off as a slacker jerkass.
- Jerkass: Even Patricia considers him a jerk, and that's saying something. From messing with the school dance just for the giggles, to humiliating Mr. Sweet during a school trial, he has made several dick moves just for his own enjoyment.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, he has shown moments of caring, and has a truly caring heart deep down, shown at times when his friends were in trouble or when he was trying to express his true feelings to Patricia.
- New Transfer Student: He transfers to the school in the second season.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Adorkable Extreme Doormat Fabian's Sensitive Guy; while he's a snarky rebel that doesn't show too many emotions, Fabian is a lot more sensitive and emotional.
- Tsundere: Pretty heavy on the Tsun toward Patricia. Eddie refers to being deredere towards Patricia as "lowering his force field" when he's trying to get Patricia to admit her feelings towards him. When she stays tsuntsun, he vwooshes it back up.
A new student in Season 3. She takes Nina's old room when Nina doesn't return.
- Foreign Exchange Student: She's from the United States, like Nina and Eddie before her, starting at the beginning of term just as it was discovered Nina wasn't coming back.
- New Transfer Student: She's the new student of season 3, joining the rest of the Anubis students at the beginning of the term.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Nina. Both are Americans who lived with elderly relatives before coming to Anubis House, both are set to solve a mystery having to do with the house, both get on Patricia's bad side during their first day.
Student in the House of Anubis and Amber's boyfriend. Likes sports.
- Back For The Season Finale: Mick returns to Anubis rather suddenly in the season 2 finale to surprise Mara.
- Demoted to Extra: His Love Triangle plot with Amber and Mara was a focus in Season 1, but he's not as much of a focus in season 2. He's even gone for half of the second season, and then he doesn't show up at all in season 3.
- Dumb Jock: He's a talented and determined athlete, but not a great student, even as he does try his best to study for the sake of becoming a doctor.
- Lovable Jock: He's a masculine jock, but he's also extremely sweet and friendly, best exemplified through his friendship with the nerdy Fabian.
- Put on a Bus: He goes to a private school in Australia for the second half of the second season.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Adorkable Extreme Doormat Fabian's Sensitive Guy. Compared to the nerdy and emotional Fabian, Mick is a masculine jock who spends most of his time trying to practice his athletics.
Amber's best friend, but there's some romantic tension between Mara and Mick.
- Adorkable: She's the smartest person in the House and is rather pretty, and gets pretty adorable when she's happy about something.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her actress is half Guyanese, but it's never explained what Mara's in-universe ethnicity is. The most we get is a vague picture of her father, who appears to be black.
- Brainy Brunette: She's the smartest in the House of Anubis, and has dark brown/black hair.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.Mara: Amber, you're supposed to be helping me do the dishes.
Amber: But I hate doing the dishes, the water makes my hands all wrinkly.
Mara: I know. If only there were some sort of glove, made of rubber, that could protect your hands from water.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Joins Sibuna in "Touchstone of Ra" so they can make use of her smarts.
- HeelFace Turn: Well, not in the traditional sense. She over hears Mick saying semi-hurtful things about her and goes all Hot-but-Bitchy Mean Girl for a couple episodes. She even tries to get a teacher fired when said teacher was helping Mick get an athletic scholarship.
- Opposites Attract: First with Mick (when they're together, people refer to them as "the mathlete and the athlete"), then with resident Manipulative Bastard and Jerk with a Heart of Gold Jerome.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Her first time was in the middle of the first season, when she was angry at Mick calling her boring and re-invented herself for a few days, becoming much ruder and more careless. She also tried to expel him. In the third season, though, it was Jerome cheating on her that made her grow into a jerkass, doing whatever she can to get revenge on him. It was fine at first, but then she decided to have Joy pretend to fall in love with him, then break his heart in front of the school. After finding out Joy really did fall for Jerome, she flipped, and turned on her. Only in the end did she calm down and become a better friend. However, this was somewhat justified, as she still had feelings for Jerome and was really heartbroken, and felt betrayed by Joy.
- Yandere: Mara is usually a nice nerdy girl. In a relationship, she can be a really sweet, supporting girlfriend...but if you dismiss her, or even worse, cheat on her, she will do something to destroy you.
Male student in the House of Anubis. Seems to enjoy causing chaos.
- Anti-Hero: In season 1, he was a manipulative, uncaring Slime Ball who enjoyed messing with anyone and everyone, including his own best friend Alfie. When Alfie joined Sibuna, Jerome became jealous and forced Alfie to give him information, which eventually culminated in Jerome joining Rufus Zeno. Eventually he realized that Rufus was the bad guy and, once he started getting threatened by his new boss, joined Sibuna temporarily. In Season 2, he started to fix some of his worst traits, but remained as the anti-hero of the show, especially when the gem he spent all season trying to find was stolen. He automatically went on an investigation, which ended up having him once again helping Rufus to get the gem back, as well as the recently kidnapped Trudy. Once again, he helped Sibuna stop Rufus, but only after getting busted for stealing an important object of Sibuna's. In the third season, while no longer part of the mystery, he remains in this roll, as early on in the season he ended up cheating on Mara, his girlfriend, with a girl named Willow. After that, Jerome was an object of Mara's revenge, which became harsh enough to place him squarely back on the hero side of the situation. This also made Mara an anti-hero as well, because her goal was sympathetic, but her actions were not.
- Berserk Button: Do not steal Jerome's gem. He went to great lengths to try and get it back, and scared Jasper half to death in his rage over it.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Mick's Betty over Mara's Archie. He wins. However, his relationship with Mara ends in a disastrous way and after a lot of crazy stuff happens, he ends up with Joy, the Veronica to his Archie and Mara's Betty.
- Big Brother Instinct: Despite getting into fights with Poppy and picking on her, he loves her deep down. At one point, he tried to hide letters from their father in prison, trying to protect her from the truth. Later, when Rufus threatens to kidnap her too, he panics and begs him not to.
- Brutal HonestyPatricia: Sorry, I bet I've been driving you all crazy.
- Deal with the Devil: Makes one with Rufus in Season 1, when he agrees to give him information in exchange for money. He comes to regret it, when he realizes that Rufus is legitimately insane and dangerous.
- Freudian Excuse: Jerome's mischievous behavior is partially explained by the fact that his parents left him at House Of Anubis to get rid of him.
- The Gadfly: Particularly in season 1, he starts drama for no reason other than because It Amused Me.
- Jerkass: In season 1, he was someone the other students generally tried to stay away from, all because he was selfish, manipulative, and downright mean. Even after he warms up later, he still has his moments in later seasons, from mocking Fabian and Nina over their break up, to cheating on Mara with Willow.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite this, he's not heartless. He truly cares for his friends at the end of the day, despite pranking and manipulating them, and does whatever he has to to help out in a crunch.
- Manipulative Bastard: Known for being a trickster who likes to use others for personal gain or general amusement, and shows very little remorse about it, even going as far as to manipulate Alfie into spying on Sibuna for him.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He likes apples, and is seen with them in several scenes in all three seasons. It had reached the point of becoming a Crack Ship among the fandom.
- What Does She See in Him?: Doesn't see why Mara would be with someone as dumb as Mick, while he himself is just as interested and treats her well. He shows much frustration whenever Mara happens to be with Mick and not him.
- Your Cheating Heart: He kissed Willow. Although he and Mara were kinda sorta broken up at the time, she says they're back and he dates both at the same time. It doesn't end well.
A student who is called away from the school under odd circumstances. Her disappearance is a major part of the plot in Season 1.
- Abhorrent Admirer : She is this to Fabian in all season 2 and part of season 3, before Fabian rejects her harshly enough for her to quit Sibuna. Here, the admirer's abhorrence doesn't come from her looks, but from her actions.
- Alpha Bitch: Joy had shades of this in season two when she rivaled Nina for Fabian's attentions. However, nobody supported her in her worst actions, not even Patricia. She also managed to be sympathetic, having deep insecurities and honestly feeling replaced by Nina since she had been gone the year before. In the end, she joined Sibuna to help Nina, and got over her meaner traits.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Kind of. She has dark brown hair, and though she is rather extroverted and loves attention, her cunning nature and insecurities give her shades of this trope.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her actress is half Filipina, but Joy's own ethnicity is never addressed.
- Anti-Hero: In the second season, she was relentless in trying to win Fabian's affections, which meant hurting Nina. She did this by trying to win his sympathies, trick him into kissing her, and then trying to get Nina to leave the school. All of these merely ended up making her hated by Fabian. Then she went on to hurt her other friends as well, despite those friends trying to help her with her problems. By the end, however, she ended up helping Sibuna and saving the lives of both Nina and Fabian, implying that she would have been a fine person if she hadn't felt rejected. In the third season, she was the one of the first to learn about Jerome cheating on Mara with Willow, and at first rightfully attempted to make him tell the truth. Once the truth was out, she tried to help Mara get her revenge- which meant pretending to have feelings for Jerome, getting him to like her back, and then dumping him in front of the entire school. It worked, but she eventually fell for him too, and he found out and dumped her instead. During all of this, she remained a hero for her sympathetic storyline, but her actions- which were being done for a good reason, but just weren't very nice, as well as the fact that she went along with Mara's plan to the end despite knowing it was a cruel trick- puts her into the anti-hero zone.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Nina's Betty over Fabian's Archie. She loses. In S3, she's again the Veronica against Mara's Betty over Jerome. But this time, Veronica wins.
- Brainy Brunette: She has dark brown hair and is very smart and cunning.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Fabian in Season 2. All she wanted was to be with him and get Nina out of the picture, which caused her to pull such tricks as wearing Nina's mask to get a kiss from Fabian, to writing slander about Nina under Mara's writing alias, all out of jealousy.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Joy went through a phase of this during the beginning of season 3, when she was trying to get over Fabian and re-invent herself, and found Mara and Willow's sympathy to be annoying.
- Freudian Excuse: Joy manipulating Fabian, posting horrible slander about Nina on the school website to ruin her image and try to make her leave the school, and committing plagiarism are all due to her excuse of thinking Nina has stolen everything from her. Subverted from an In-Universe perspective though: She tries to invoke it to justify her behavior, but none of her friends are buying it.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the Season Finale, when she encourages Fabian to go be with Nina, after an entire season of trying to win him over and get Nina out of the picture.
- Jerkass: Most of her actions in Season 2 grant her this title. She tricked Fabian into kissing her, wrote slander about Nina under Mara's alias, mocked Mara when she became the lead editor of the school blog, and had shown no remorse for these actions until everyone started to call her out on it.
- Taking the Bullet: Protects Fabian from a Senkahra-possessed Nina hurling a lightning bolt this way.
- Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Joy has been acting like a colossal Jerkass in Season 2, capped off with writing a vicious attack article about Nina all because of jealousy over the fact that Fabian loves Nina and not her. (In her words, Nina has "stolen her boyfriend" even though she and Fabian were never dating.) If we're to believe Patricia and Fabian, this isn't the way that the Joy they know and love typically acts. Though she has gotten called out on it, by Amber, Jerome and Eddie in front of their entire class, and even Patricia thinks Joy can't continue to re-use her excuse of having been kidnapped last term as to why everyone's so out of sync with her.
- Yandere: In season 2, Joy was determined to get Fabian. She went as far as kissing him without his consent, to later write a disgusting article on Nina. Fortunately, she got better.
A new to season 3 character from Isis House who soon transfers to Anubis.
- Ascended Fangirl: Kind of. At the beginning of the third season, she's not even a part of Anubis House but hangs out with them anyway because she thinks the people there are so cool. Later in the season, she got to transfer into Anubis House.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She's eccentric and often has her head in the clouds, doing such things as sprinkling things with cypress oil to remove bad energies and raising wild hedgehogs (named after Trudy and Victor).
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: After Victor becomes a Sinner, Willow can immediately sense that something's wrong with him.
- The Ditz: She comes across as ditzy in moments, making random and silly remarks. For instance, she once claimed that pottery was her favorite type of science.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted. She's such a sweetheart.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She was this (maybe a kid-friendly version) to Jerome, and later, to Alfie.
- New-Age Retro Hippie: She claims to be able to sense "vibes" (and, according to her, bad vibes can be removed by sprinkling citrus oil everywhere), and she meditates frequently and loudly, much to her roommate Mara's chagrin.
- Squee!: This is practically her catchphrase, such as the infamous line, "To squee or not to squee? SQUEE!" It shows her as exciteable and upbeat.
Victor Rodenmaar Jr.
The guy in charge of the House of Anubis. Definitely creepy and definitely up to something.
- Berserk Button: He completely loses it at Alfie in House of Heiroglyph when Alfie refers to Corbierre as a "dead crow":Victor: (through gritted teeth) Corbierre is a raven!
- Big Bad: He seemed like this at first, but this was subverted at the end of the season finale, where it was implied that he was more ignorant than evil. He just wanted to be immortal and was unaware of the price of that immortality. (He believed that the tipping of the scales of life was symbolic and was genuinely shocked to learn otherwise.)
- Break the Cutie: This happened to Victor when he was little. After his father gave him a verbal lashing, he broke his friendship with Sarah because he thought she wouldn't tell him any information, such as where the Ankh pieces were.
- Catchphrase: "You have five minutes precisely, and then I want to hear a pin drop."
- Companion Cube: Corbierre, Victor's stuffed raven. Played with too, as it belonged to his father and probably was alive at some point.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Victor Rodenmaar, despite having had antagonized and pushed Sarah Frobisher-Smythe towards revealing a secret she didn't know, the two were very close childhood friends and he reacted with genuine grief when she died. He also reacts very strongly when anyone mention his deceased father in a negative light.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Victor Rodenmaar. No matter how badly he himself may act towards the students, when they are in danger, he responds protectively over them. For instance, when Alfie is captured in the Senet game, Victor is deeply disturbed by this and says to Vera that harming the students wasn't part of the plan. Another time, he chose to save Joy's life rather than use his last tear of gold for himself.
- Evil Former Friend: With Sarah. He actually did consider her a friend before, but his father rid him of that notion.
- Freudian Excuse: Victor actually did see Sarah as a friend at one point, but his father changed all that, threatening to send him to the orphanage if he didn't aid him in getting Sarah's secrets.
- Immortality Seeker: Victor and his society. Victor's father had been after it as well, which meant Victor's basic goal was to finish his father's dream.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being the villain, he is proven to really care about the students deep down, when he kicked Vera out for hurting the students and sacrificing his last tear of gold to save a dying Joy Mercer. See Even Evil Has Standards above.
- Older Than He Looks: Victor is really ninety-five years old.
The new, handsome teacher at the school who catches the eye of every female in the show. He's suspicious of Joy's disappearance and also seeks to find out the truth. He joins up with Patricia but parts to join in Victor's Society.
- Hot Teacher: The female students certainly think so, being immediately attracted to him on his first day- it helps that he's young and friendly.
- Ill Boy: He has a rare degenerative disease, which is his reason for siding with Victor.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: While he doesn't trick Patricia into giving info he does part ways with her to join Victor's side. Doesn't make him evil all of a sudden though, as he still cares for the students and is more worried about their well-being than getting the cup built during the finale.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Doesn't return in Season 2, and nothing is ever mentioned, leading many to assume he died in between.
An old woman who claims to have lived in the House of Anubis. She gives Nina a locket which seems to have some power over the house.
- Mysterious Waif: A rare elderly example: she has a connection with the villain, gives the protagonist vague, cryptic advice and a mysterious trinket to assist her in her journey and captivates said protagonist with her odd and puzzling ways.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Victor; they were friends in their childhood, but it ended after Victor's father forced him to turn on her.
- Bad Samaritan: He first appears as a private investigator who was trying to help Patricia find Joy. Of course, it is implied he knew that Joy and Patricia were friends, and used Patricia's concern to benefit himself.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to help Patricia to serve his own selfish needs.
- The Collector: His identity for most of season 2 is literally known as The Collector, as he was collecting Egyptian artifacts.
- Evil Former Friend: He was once childhood friends with Victor and Sarah. However, after learning he was an Osiran and learning certain secrets about the House, he turned on both of them.
- Evil Wears Black: He wears the same black coat, black turtle neck and black pants in virtually all his appearances.
- Faking the Dead: Happened once prior to the beginning of the series to throw everyone off his trail, and at the beginning of season two, he appeared in the obituary before returning as a character.
- Fallen Hero: He was Sarah's Osirian, but he let the role go to his head, becoming power-hungry and desperate for immortality.
- Foil: He is one to Victor in terms of antagonists to Sibuna, but unlike Victor, Rufus acts mostly in the shadows.
- A God Am I: At the end of Season 2, but he doesn't get a lot of time to rant about his godliness. His goal that season was to use the Mask of Anubis to join the Egyptian deities as a God, of course.
- Karmic Death: If he hadn't put the Mask of Anubis on, he wouldn't be in Egyptian hell right now. Victor actually invoked this by trying to convince Nina to let him wear the mask.
- Killed Off for Real: He is dragged off to Egyptian hell along with Senkhara because he tried wearing the mask and was not "pure of heart."
- Older Than They Look: He's as old as Victor and Sarah, but he doesn't look it, due to having drunk enough elixir to look much younger than 95.
The new history teacher who may know more than she leads on. She's actually "The Keeper". The one who holds "The Sleeper" awaiting the day of the eclipse to perform the ritual to revive Robert Frobisher-Smythe.
- Ambition Is Evil: Doesn't get anymore evil than ultimately selling out humanity to a dark god for a seat in Hell on Earth.
- The Corrupter: To Robert, as it was her influence that turned him evil in the first place. The two go on to try to corrupt others in Ammut's services.
- Even Evil Has Standards: For all her evil, and hating she always seemed to draw a line at actually killing her sister. Of course, what she does do to her isn't that much better with Caroline poisoning her mind and getting her locked in an instituion.
- Evil Teacher: Not only is she a new teacher in season 3, but one of the new antagonists as well, and uses her position as a teacher to mess with the students more easily.
- Killed Off for Real: Dragged Off to Hell by Ammut in the Season 3 finale.
- The Starscream: Functions as The Dragon to Robert, only to betray him in the series finale and attempt to Take Over the World along with Ammut.
Sarah's thought-to-be dead father. He was stricken with an egyptian sleep-ness curse and put into a capsule waiting to be awakened. He returns an evil man trying to bring in a Dark God into the world by way of ritual.
- Big Bad: When he wakes up, he takes over as the main threat to the kids, though he is just playing The Dragon to Ammit.
- Big Good: Seems to have once been trying to hide the artifacts from people like Victor and Rufus.
- Came Back Wrong: Since Caroline, an evil woman, resurrected Robert, he returned even more villainous than she.
- Evil Is Hammy: He loves to chew the scenery as Evil!Robert:Robert: Today I shall deliver our next sinner and PLUNGE THEIR SOUL INTO DARKNESS!