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This page covers characters who were first introduced and given storylines in Human Resources (2022). For characters first introduced in Big Mouth, go here.

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Love Bugs / Hate Worms

For tropes applying to Water, Sonya, and Rochelle, see here.


Emmy Fairfax

Voiced by: Aidy Bryant
A lovebug who acted as Sonya's assistant until her firing. She is now assigned to new mother Becca.
  • The Alcoholic: Emmy really likes to drink, with many scenes showing her completely drunk of her ass. Many characters even Lampshade that she drinks too much and she herself seems to be aware of it.
  • Ascended Extra: She appeared briefly in "Lovebugs" in Season 5 of Big Mouth, interacting with the more prominent Sonya and Walter, but is a main protagonist in Human Resources.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's a carefree and laid-back slacker who takes almost nothing seriously, but when she does get genuinely angry, she turns into a Hate Worm for the first time and makes both Dante and Rochelle visibly flinch.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She struggles with jealousy towards other monsters' success due to her insecurities. After Dante dumps her and begins secretly dating Rochelle, Emmy lashes at the latter for lying and being insensitive about her feelings, as it reminds Emmy that Rochelle has everything she wishes she had.
  • The Hedonist: She indulges in alcohol, sex, and junk food at the expense of more fulfilling long-term pursuits.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She's the main character, but is painfully aware of her shortcomings and admits to it a few times despite her carefree attitude.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her inexperience as a junior Love Bug, it takes a lot for her to turn into a Hate Worm and when she does it's for a very brief time, unlike Walter and Rochelle who were Hate Worms for quite a few episodes in their respective season.
    • Worth nothing that Emmy's transformation only happened because of personal matters and had nothing to do with her clients (save for a spat between Emmy and Rochelle's clients Becca and Doug respectively during a stressful situation that nearly caused her to turn again).
  • Innocently Insensitive: She has a recurring habit of speaking far too bluntly and insulting people.
  • Irony: She's a Love Bug who has trouble fostering emotional connections.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed, as Emmy isn't really a mean person, just a bit apathetic, selfish and blunt, but her reluctance to put effort into her work and do things for others stems from a serious lack of self-esteem than any malice. At heart, Emmy is upbeat and occasionally sweet, as well as a good listener as she takes the time to listen to Becca and Sonya to see from their point of view, and even after Rochelle hurts her by sleeping with Dante, she's the first to forgive her and save her life.
  • Odd Friendship: The only other creature she interacts with more than fellow Lovebugs Sonya, Rochelle and Walter and Logic Rock Pete, is Lionel, the infamous Shame Wizard that nobody in the office really likes. Although he happily indulges in her shame, he does bother to keep her around for company, even helping her get clean from Dante's influence and invites her to sit with him at lunch when nobody else does. While she's clearly not proud of this, she does seem to be okay with the company he gives her when her other friends aren't around.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She's new to the role and much more enthusiastic and blasé than the other human resources creatures. She quickly learns how hard the job truly is.


Flanny O'Lympic

Voiced by: Chris O'Dowd
An Irish love bug assigned to Barry. He later gets assigned to Andrew in the 6th season of Big Mouth.
  • Brain Bleach: Just one day with Andrew shatters his innocence.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's a passionate guy who absolutely loves romance and love like all lovebugs, but he knows when people are taking it too far and isn't very comfortable with Andrew and Maury's excessive lust and lack of decency.
  • Foil:
    • Can be seen as one to Walter, the only other known male Love Bug. While they're both very invested in their clients love lives and both love romance, Flanny isn't quite as over the top as Walter, and his ideas for expressing love and romantic gestures come off as more reasonable and fairly down to earth given that his client is a married man and a father.
    • He later becomes a straighter example with Maurice after being assigned to Andrew. While Maurice savors every bit of depravity Andrew indulges in, Flanny is grossed out by all of it.
  • Nice Guy: He's a perfectly likeable fella but he has his limits too.
  • Only Sane Man: Flanny futilely tries to maintain reason in Andrew's environment.

Hormone Monsters

For tropes applying to Connie, Maury, Rick, Tyler, Mona, Gavin, Simon, and other monsters who first appeared in Big Mouth, see here.

    Gil and Joe 
Voiced by: Gil Ozeri (Gil), and Joe Wengert (Joe)
A pair of Hormone Monsters who always hang out and chat. In season 6 of Big Mouth, they're assigned to Elijah.
  • Big Eater: In "Shitstorm", they prove to have massive appetites when they gouge themselves on everything in the fridge. It's subverted when they admit they can't eat everything and stop.
  • Fat and Skinny: Gil is a short fat Hormone Monster and Joe is a tall skinny Hormone Monster; they spend all of their time together.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A pair of Hormone Monsters who are never seen apart and always help each other out. The "heterosexual" aspect is downplayed as they are at one point seen having sex, but less because they're in a relationship (as they both have wives) and more because Hormone Monsters just fuck each other as a recreational activity.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Joe mentions being pregnant once in "Shitstorm", including dealing with morning sickness and gestational diabetes.
  • Only Sane Man: Joe show shades of this, encouraging Elijah to just be honest with Missy about being asexual compared to Gil telling Elijah to lie about kissing her.
  • Those Two Guys: They're always together. In Big Mouth, this extends to them even being assigned to the same kid.

Logic Rocks


Pete Doheny

Voiced By:Randall Park
A rock-man who acts as the voice of reason for anxious people.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He’s clearly got the hots for Rochelle by the end of the second episode, which makes it all the more painful to watch her get together with the much more toxic Dante.
  • Foil: He works alongside Rochelle the Love Bug, and his logical attitude contrasts against her more impulsive upbeat attitude
  • Heroic Build: Fittingly enough, he's cut like a rock, in contrast to the bizarre proportions of most other mythical creatures. He shows his muscles off when saving Dante's life in "Shitstorm".
  • In-Series Nickname: Rochelle and Emmy call him "the Chugger" because he drank water loudly one time.
  • Nice Guy: As befits his vocation, Pete is devoid of any Jerkass traits save for a few moments of deadpan sarcasm and bluntness.
  • Not So Above It All: Usually serves as the voice of reason, but ends up falling under the sway of Dante the Addiction Angel as well.
    • He also cries with Walter and Amir when they come to accept that Yara is dying in "The Light".
  • Odd Friendship: With Emmy, particularly when they bond over their irritation at their respective crushes getting together.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: He drank water loudly fifty years ago and Emmy and Rochelle have been making fun of him for it ever since, even using him as an Image Macro.
  • Only Sane Man: As the personification of reason and logic, he serves as this for the emotional and irrational staff of the Resource Department. Downplayed in that this is only relative. He reassures a child client that a monster couldn't logically fit under his bed, the closet however is more plausible. Logic doesn't mean true after all, only internally consistent.

Shame Wizards

For tropes applying to Lionel, see here.


Rita St. Swithers

Voiced By: Helen Mirren

A world-renowned Shame Wizard and emotionally abusive mother to Lionel.
  • Abusive Parents: She's cruel and dismissive towards her son Lionel.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In Big Mouth, she's the narrator of "Vagina Shame".
  • Depraved Bisexual: She delights in causing people shame, and regularly has sex with Kitty, who's just as cruel towards humans. However, she may also have feelings for her own son.
  • Evil Brit: Like her son, she speaks with an English accent, and she's even more competent and malicious than he is when it comes to shame.
  • Female Misogynist: She encourages women to feel ashamed of their bodies. Justified as she's a Shame Wizard, so it's her job; she's ironically celebrated as a female role model among her species.
  • Parental Incest: Lionel has feelings for her, and it's implied that she reciprocates in her own, well, shameful way.
  • Politically Correct Villain: Card-Carrying Villain she may be, but Rita does take a moment to acknowledge that gender identity doesn't neccessarily have to be determined by genitals.
  • Softspoken Sadist: Her lilting British accent makes her cold, misanthropic attitude more unsettling.



Depression Kitties

For tropes applying to Kitty herself, see here.


Cat Stevens

Voiced By: James III
Barry's depression kitty.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Acts far more chill and reasonable than Kitty, but is willing to get just as aggressive when Kitty pushes too far.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is a depression kitty, a purple haired feline supposed to induce depression, but is genuinely concerned about his client's well-being.
  • Good Counterpart: Comes across as more of a Punch-Clock Villain than Kitty. He does try to encourage depressive behavior, but he isn't as enamored with his job and does care for his client's well being. This is due to having lovebug ancestry.
  • Ship Tease: He has a nice chat with Emmy and an Almost Kiss, before she remembers to pursue Dante.
  • The Stoner: Implied with his chill attitude, his suggestion that Barry pop a "gummy" to calm down, and his claim that Becca and Barry complement each other "like weed and cartoons."

Addiction Angels


Dante the Addiction Angel

Voiced By: Hugh Jackman

An angel who embodies humanity's emotional crutches.

  • Affably Evil: Despite his toxic influence on everyone around him, he always acts like a chill, cool friend, even while encouraging self-destructive behavior.
  • Gag Penis: Not only does Dante has several penises, they're apparently quite big, especially the middle one.
  • It's All About Me: Dante is very self-centered, especially when it comes to his girlfriends' attentions. He'll redirect or shut down their concerns so they only focus what on he wants to talk about, and he'll excuse himself to leave if they do not go along with it.
  • Jerkass: While not openly unpleasant or even intentionally malicious, he's still a toxic individual, as well as a condescending douchebag, especially to Emmy and Pete, whom he uses and manipulates with no remorse whatsoever.
  • Kick the Dog: After using Emmy without a care and hooking up with Rochelle, he loudly announces his love for the latter to rub it in Emmy's face after she humiliated herself at the International Creature Convention.
  • Land Down Under: He's got Hugh Jackman's distinct Aussie twang.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After spending a whole season manipulating his humans and coworkers without a care, he winds up having his favorite penis amputated by Pete when it gets pinned by a statue in a hurricane. Given that his Gag Penis is something he takes great pride in, it is quite the blow to his cocky attitude.
  • Light 'em Up: Can emit a white glow that looks and acts like angel dust.
  • Light Is Not Good: Dante's an angel, but he's also an arrogant Jerkass. The fact that he essentially embodies addiction makes his very presence extremely negative.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's very good looking.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Dante represents addiction and he loves every moment of it, frequently making out and partying hard.
  • Our Angels Are Different: An addiction angel, which embody dependency. Seems to be capable of inducing coccaine-like highs with a white glow.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: His role to encourage people to indulge in their worst traits in order to fuel their addiction. He also acts as this to his girlfriend Rochelle; although he is a good boyfriend to her, he fuels her Never My Fault attitude about how she betrayed Emmy by dating Dante then feigning innocence.
  • Undiscriminating Addict: He personifies addiction in general, so he indulges in everything from drug and alcohol abuse, to something as simple as sugar addiction or unhealthy relationships.

Ambition Gremlins


Petra the Ambition Gremlin

Voiced By: Rosie Perez

An Ambition Gremlin assigned to new mother Becca.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The one guy that she has her eye on is Gavin, the manly man of the office.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Averted. While her ambitious nature is abrasive, it's made clear that Petra only wants what she feels is best for Becca.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Petra resembles Rosie Perez, albeit as a short and ugly gremlin.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: She wears a gray pantsuit, which seems like appropriate attire for the corporate-like workplace.
  • The Napoleon: She is very ambitious, willful, and shorter than most of the other workers. Her small stature is emphasized during the hurricane, where she needs to be carried in a baby carrier because she is too light to resist the wind.

Other Creatures

For tropes applying to Tito, see here.

    Keith from Grief 

Keith from Grief

Voiced by: Henry Winkler
An anthropomorphic sweater who helps people overcome their grief.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: He's a sweater monster, but throws around Gratuitous Yiddish.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: He's basically a sweater with a face and legs. When he finally catches up to Amir, he even puts himself on him.
  • Catchphrase: His professional mantra, "The only way out is through."
  • Good is Not Nice: His purpose is to comfort people and help them get through their grief, but if you try to get in his way, it will not end well for you.
  • Hulking Out: When he gets pushed back too much, he begins bulking up into an aggressive giant.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's not really a jerkass, but he resorts to increasingly aggressive behavior in order to do his job. But Amir's refusal to face his own grief is only straining his relationship with his family and making himself more and more stressed. He needs to face his grief so he can let go and move on.
  • Nice Guy: He's soft spoken and empathetic, and just wants to help people cope with loss. Even when he becomes more aggressive, it's only because he knows that living in denial is going to hurt his clients more in the long run.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He has a point that Amir needs to let himself grieve for his dying mother. But in chasing Amir down to accomplish this while the latter has to find his missing mother, he causes a ton of destruction.

    Empathy Mulholland 
An empathy owl that tries to compromise with the Hormone Monsters.
  • Ominous Owl: A more comedic example. While she seems nice and nurturing she does get one creepy head twisting scene and congratulates herself for her good job by saying that "mama deserves her rat blood glass".



Voiced by: Harvey Guillén
A spider monster who works as a receptionist.
  • Butt-Monkey: He first hurts himself slipping on Gavin's cum and then spends the rest of the episode injuring himself further.
  • Covert Pervert: Although he acts uncomfortable with Gavin and Mona having sex in the break room, he happily watches the Hormone Monsters' orgy at the end of the episode, and snaps when someone tries to pull him away from it.
  • Multi-Armed Multitasking: He uses his many arms to answer all the phones as the receptionist.

    Need Demons 

Need Demons

Voiced By: James Adomian

The manifestation of the Id in its purest form.

  • Deranged Animation: The Need Demons are animated in an obsolete manner akin to a Sesame Street short.
  • The McCoy: While most other Human Resources entities embody a specific feeling, Need Demons represent all primal urges.
  • No Indoor Voice: They will SCREAM BLOODY MURDER until their host's urges are sated.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Need Demons look like a mass of random colours and lines with faces on them. The erratic way they are animated also looks out-of-place with the series' mass-produced appearance.


A pregnant lawyer who becomes Emmy's client after Sonya's fired.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's happily married to Barry, but gets so obsessed with Claudia and her beauty that Barry accuses her of having a "weird crush" on her. However, it's unclear if this infatuation is truly romantic or just affected by Sonya's own love for Claudia, as when Sonya insists Becca leave Barry for her, Becca easily turns her down.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her dad didn't show up at her wedding and it's implied he's distant and out of her life.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She often takes the frustration of her pregnancy and concerns of returning to work after said pregnancy out on her husband Barry and Emmy, but it's partly due to her own anxieties and developed postpartum depression and not any real malice or dislike. And Becca shows that she truly does love Barry and is truly happy to be with him, and in the season finale she has pretty much fallen in love with Barry all over again, has come to adore her baby Jake and is much kinder to Emmy, to the point where she even thanks her and credits her for being able to bond with her newborn and saving her marriage.

Becca's husband.
  • Househusband: While Becca goes back to work, he stays and takes care of the house and their baby, and tries to keep Becca updated on Jake's milestones. This makes Becca insecure that Jake won't get to know her as much since she's out at work while Barry stays home with her.
  • Foil: To his wife, Becca. While Becca is snappy and obsessed with work, Barry is an optimistic and playful stay-at-home dad. Barry adapting so quickly to being a father contrasts with Becca's struggle to feel affection for her son due to her depression. It's revealed that Barry is also depressed, but is better at coping with it than Becca, as illustrated by his Depression Kitty being much more chill and less malicious than Becca's.
  • Good Parents: He's very loving and attentive towards his son, contrasting with Becca, who tries but struggles to connect to Jake due to her postpartum depression.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: He's quite dorky and awkward, with chunky glasses to boot, and is Jewish. Emmy and later Kitty make fun of his awkward demeanor and are criticized as possibly sounding antisemitic (especially since Kitty describes Barry as "extremely Jewish" in the context of his dorkiness).

The adult son of Yara and the father of Natalie and Nadja.
  • Good Parents: Implied. He's pretty darn accepting of the fact that his oldest daughter is openly a lesbian, and his younger daughter is a trans girl, all the while respecting her pronouns too. While a bit pushy about academics, he is generally fair towards his daughters and only punishes them when they put themselves or others in danger.
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only member of his family whose name doesn't start with an 'N', at least until his mother Yara comes to live with his family for a little bit.

Walter's elderly client. The mother of Amir, and grandmother of Natalie and Nadja.
  • Accidental Misnaming: When she forgets her granddaughter Natalie's name, Natalie jokingly calls herself Lindsay Lohan, so that's what Yara calls her from then on.
  • Died Happily Ever After: Finally passes away from old age, reuniting with both her lovers in the afterlife.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: She mostly speaks Arabic with some Lebanese mixed in.
  • Go into the Light: How she passes on after death: going into a bright portal.
  • Healthy in Heaven: Once her physical body dies, Yara becomes young again, shedding both old age and senility.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: She suffers from Alzheimer's, so her memories often get jumbled with her reality and she doesn't know where she is. As her health deteriorates, the memories become glitchy. She also does strange things like insist on candy for every meal and take her shirt off at the dinner table just because she was hot.

Rochelle and Petra's teenaged client. The granddaughter of Yara, daughter of Amir, and older sister of Natalie.
  • Grand Romantic Gesture: Deconstructed. She makes a big announcement at prom that she is going to the same college as her girlfriend. However, this backfires as her girlfriend finds it embarrassing, and because she assumed they would go to different colleges due to mistakenly thinking they both knew their relationship wouldn't last.

One of Pete's clients.
  • Fanboy: He's a huge fan of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, as is his fiancée Donna. He paints his car to resemble the Suns team colors, and he and Donna both wear Suns jackets during their wedding. Most of the decor in their house is Suns-themed.

Doug's more sensible wife.
  • Women Are Wiser: Makes less impulsive decisions than Doug and does not let her emotions cloud her judgement. When Becca and Barry crash into Doug's car because of a hurricane, she understands it was an accident and immediately scolds Doug for refusing to shelter them when it becomes too dangerous to send them home without a ride.

A doula with the ability to see Sonya.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Invoked. Claudia is implied to be mentally ill, but it's unclear what exactly is the matter. Sonya seeing her have an existential anxious breakdown about the world is what convinces Sonya to call off the relationship. While exposing Claudia to the secrets of the universe triggered Claudia's spiral, Sonya wonders if Claudia only saw Sonya's light in the first place because she was "sick." Claudia stops being able to see Sonya after Claudia gets help from her sister.
  • Granola Girl: Her room is full of new age aesthetics and crystals, and she enjoys meditation and homeopathy. However, Sonya believes that, despite her "being all 'whoo, crystals,'" she's actually relatively grounded.
  • Mentally Unwell, Special Senses: Was able to see Sonya despite not being assigned to her. Later on she would have a mental breakdown after spending too much time with Sonya. It's because of this that makes Sonya believe she was sick and that's why she was able to see her.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her relationship with Sonya degraded her mind due to the shocking revelations she hadabout the universe.