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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.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's chubbier but still attractive and has had sex numerous times with Dante.
  • Brutal Honesty: One of her most notable flaws is her tendency to speak her mind which can be harsh enough to where people feel insulted.
    Emmy: (about Becca's newborn baby) Ugh... damn, it's like somebody put Mr. Potato head parts on like a little baseball.
    Connie, Pete, Petra, Tito and Lionel: EMMY!
    Emmy: What?! It's true! Call that thing cute you're a liar.
  • Character Development: Emmy starts off as an unmotivated slacker with no real confidence to do her job, but becomes somewhat more responsible by the end of Season 1 and she even finds her groove as a Lovebug to the point where the tube thinks she's ready to take on more clients. By season 2, she takes her job very seriously, though she still maintains her tendency to get attached to people too easily.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: She's a Love Bug who has trouble fostering emotional connections.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Nick Birch. Nick is a budding human teenager slowly going through puberty but is in a rush to grow up in order to catch up to his peers. However, he also puts on a somewhat narcissistic front to hide his many insecurities. Emmy Fairfax is an adult Lovebug who isn't thrilled about growing up when she starts her new job as a professional Lovebug and is only doing the job to support her own vices. She's also rather self-deprecating, being well aware of her flaws and she doesn't try to pretend that she has her shit together but is still doing her best anyway.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Dumbass is a strong word as Emmy is more naive than she is dumb, but she's also surprisingly down-to-earth when she has to be. She's absolutely right that Rochelle was in the wrong for acting innocent when she slept with her lover behind her back and that Rochelle holds herself in high regard without caring about how other people feel. Likewise, Emmy is also right to call Rochelle's client Doug unreasonable given how rudely he behaved towards Emmy's own client Becca for what was a legitimate accident. Which is especially notable given that Rochelle (a more experienced Lovebug) encouraged and influenced Doug's bitter attitude out of her own personal spite, while Emmy did not do so to Becca and the two of them noted how irrational Doug was acting.
  • 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.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Even when she began working, Emmy had a bad habit of partaking in hard-drinking, partying and having unsafe sex. However in Season 2 she starts to get a grip over her own life and become a little more responsible.
  • Has a Type: Oddly, logic rocks. While she never develops feelings for Pete, she is open about finding him physically attractive throughout both seasons. She also develops an instant crush on Van, referencing rock-like features that are presumably true of all logic rocks.
  • The Hedonist: She indulges in alcohol, sex, and junk food at the expense of more fulfilling long-term pursuits. She tones this down in season two.
  • 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).
    • Compared to the overzealous methods regarding love that Walter and Rochelle do for their clients despite being more experienced, Emmy is still green to the job but she's learning that love is more about understanding and caring for somebody while taking a more lowkey approach.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She has a recurring habit of speaking far too bluntly and insulting people but she never means any harm.
  • Irony: Despite being a newbie Love Bug, she's actually more competent than Walter and Rochelle. Which is evident on a rewatch when on-screen one notices that Walter and Rochelle's clients have either suffered or got a stroke of dumb luck because of their actions (which did frankly more harm than good) while Emmy's advice and efforts ultimately enabled her clients to be fruitful during their journeys.
  • Nice Girl: Downplayed but Emmy is a more realistic example than most. Her worst flaws being that she can be a little 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 as she fears that her naivete will do more harm for others than good. In general, Emmy is upbeat and occasionally sweet, as well as a good listener as she takes the time to listen to her friends and her clients 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.
  • No-Respect Guy: Emmy has some flaws, but because she's new to the job, still green and makes questionable life choices, she inspires little respect from her coworkers and even her friends.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite being Hormone Monsters who work together in tandem, Andrew's compulsive perverted antics were enough to wear them both down, with Joe tapping out first and even calling Andrew a 'filthy lunatic'. Gil later quits too when he proves that he can't really handle how disgusting Andrew is. According to Maury it's hard to gross out a Hormone Monster and Andrew managed to do this to two of them.
  • 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.
    • In Human Resources, Joe also quits being Andrew's temporary Hormone Monster as he rightfully notes that he's way more perverted than what's considered normal. Compared to Maury who pretty much enables even the vilest of Andrew's depravity.
  • 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. He’s assigned to Caleb in season 7 of Big Mouth.
  • 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.
  • Super-Strength: He is strong enough to rip up an entire air conditioner unit. In season two, after some quick stretches, he realizes he, in fact, could have lifted the statue off of Dante.


Voiced By: Miley Cyrus
A Logic Rock introduced in Season 2, who comes into conflict with Emmy over a mutual client.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: When introduced she is drinking in a bar with her client and, despite being a Logic Rock, still seems to make decisions around having the most pleasurable time possible.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Despite being rocky and angular, her facial features are designed to resemble Miley Cyrus.

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.

Voiced by: Lupita Nyong O

Voiced by: Kayvan Novak

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.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In the Season 1 finale, after spending a season being an arrogant, condescending douchebag, when he gets himself stupidly injured after taking an ill-timed bathroom break, he pathetically begs for Pete to stay behind and help him.
  • Asshole Victim: After attempting to abandon his co-workers and to an extent, the rest of the world, General Malice has him killed by Anthony Pinata. Given that he's spent two seasons using both Emmy and Rochelle and being an overall jackass to Pete, no tears were shed for him, except by his naive fiance who Dante more than likely manipulated and used as he had done with Emmy and Rochelle.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Because of his conceited and selfish personality, nobody in the office really likes him and considers him a friend, and when those who did like him (Emmy, Rochelle, Pete) see his true colors, they grow to despise him.
  • Gag Penis: Not only does Dante has several penises, they're apparently quite big, especially the middle one.
  • Honor Before Reason: Dante tends to prioritize his personal pride over logic. In the Season 2 finale, his severed dick returns and tries to rescue Pete because the two had bonded. Dante, insulted by the blow to his ego, exposes the escape attempt which forces his dick to flee before saving anyone. This earns him being told off by his very pissed-off coworkers who were also being held hostage.
  • 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.
    • Season 2 actually shows more of his true colors as an unapologetic user who tries to control Rochelle and when he can't, he tries to accuse her of gaslighting him while coldly dumping her in public.
  • 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.
    • He gaslights Rochelle in Season 2 and later breaks up with her, rubbing it in that he never truly loved her, after everything she had done for him almost costing her her best friend.
  • 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.
    • In the Season 2 finale, when his zombified severed dick chooses saving Pete over Dante because the former proved his equal, a miffed Dante rats out the rescue attempt and causes everyone to lose the chance at escaping the Hate Ministry's takeover. This earns General Malice's attention; Dante tries to smooth talk his way out of it, but Malice has Anthony Piñata kill Dante instead.
  • 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.
  • The Load: While it might not seem obvious, Dante's role in any of his client's lives do nothing but hinder them and make any of their struggles even harder, which makes sense as he represents Addiction which can be troublesome in Real Life. He's also more or less useless when his co-workers are experiencing a situation, as he gets injured and pathetically begs for Pete to stay behind to help him even when Pete's help was needed by the rest of their other co-workers.
  • Loveable Rogue: Deconstructed. Dante fancies himself as everyone's "favorite scoundrel" with his charisma, whit and sex appeal, but in reality is a selfish, Ungrateful Bastard whose carefree attitude stems from a Never My Fault mentality. He manipulates and dumps friends and lovers left and right the moment he grows bored or when he faces the consequences of his actions, only getting away with it because he charms others to garner their sympathy. This reaches a head when everyone is happy to see him return in the Season 2 finale and take his side over Rochelle's, only for them to turn on him when he rats out an escape attempt to the Hate Ministry due to personal pride. General Malice has him killed for it because even she has issues with his self-serving attitude. All-in-all, Danté is not the Loveable Rogue he thinks he is because he's too toxic and lacking in all of the trope's positive traits for anyone to even like him in the long run.
  • 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.
  • Never My Fault: The first episode of Season 2 has Dante refuse to take any sort of responsibility for his worse actions and believes that Pete is the source of his issues especially after losing his favorite penis. While Pete might have had some fault in it, when Dante dumps Rochelle he shifts all the blame on her and even at the end of the season he still thinks it's Pete's fault and shows no guilt nor fault in how he handled things with Rochelle.
  • 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.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After being pinned to a tree through one of his three penises by a falling statue during a hurricane he begs Pete to help him. The latter amputates the pinned organ and, after Dante stupidly tries to save it from falling into a hole, also lifts him back up to safety. Dante then proceeds to be a complete jerk to Pete because he believes the Logic Rock was strong enough to save him without cutting off his member. Even if Pete were strong enough to lift the statue, they were in the middle of a hurricane and Pete saved him when he could simply have left him to die.

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. At least until he proves to be rather lousy in bed, which makes her lose pretty much all of her interest she had in him from before.
  • 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 and her other clients for that matter.
  • Friend to All Children: Strange, but true. When it comes to Sal in Season 2, she goes to the wall for him and he's not remotely put off by either her abrasive nature or her gremlin features. It's quite a sweet friendship all in all.
  • Harmful to Minors: In Season 2, she gets assigned to a 4 year old boy named Sal with a rare condition called KCNB 1, which results in him being neurodiverse and non-speaking. However, having the foul-mouthed Petra at his side does influence him to say his first word "fuck".
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Petra resembles Rosie Perez, albeit as a short and ugly gremlin.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's foul-mouthed and aggressive, but she also does anything and everything she can to ensure that her clients get what they want and has their best interests at heart.
    • She's also a fan of "sweet-ass" toy trucks!
  • Lady in a Power Suit: She wears a gray pantsuit, which seems like appropriate attire for the corporate-like workplace.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Which is saying something in a show like this! Petra just can't help but pepper most of her sentences with swears. In fact, it's hard to count the times where she hasn't spoken a line without a curse word.
  • 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 
Voiced by: Casey Wilson
An empathy owl that tries to compromise with the Hormone Monsters.
  • Bird People: She's a humanoid owl woman with all the characteristics real owls have such as the ability to turn her head 180 degrees and a diet of rodents as she comments on earning her "share of rat's blood."
  • 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".
  • Silk Hiding Steel: A feminine, professional owl-woman who can keep her cool even amongst a group of sex-crazed Hormone Monsters, even staying calm when Mona continuously challenges her. She not only gets through to them but she even finds a solution for them to have recreational sex by giving them their own room.



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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Many of the need demons are loud, verbally abusive towards people who don't satisfy their host's needs and at times self-centered, but it's all done out of necessity and at times, even survival towards their hosts. As shown with Becca's baby's Need Demon, it screams endlessly at an exhausted Becca to feed and relieve his discomfort, and after having his needs met, the Need Demon chills out and nicely tells the baby to "text him if he needs him". Similarly, Becca and her Need Demon were very close before she had her baby and it is very sympathetic towards Becca's struggles as a new mother, especially since Need Demons are empathetic towards their clients.
  • 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 satiated.
  • 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.

Voiced By: Niecy Nash


An Anthropomorphic Representation of hope.
  • Anthropomorphic Representation: She represents human hope.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Whenever she's asked how she can stay hopeful in the face of dire straits she responds that the alternative is simply laying down to die, which is unconscionable to her.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Representing good vibes, she's a stunner with the biggest chest (made of disco balls) and hips of any humanoid character on the show.
  • The Drifter: As the only one pushing for hope, she can't stay in one place very long, so she only drops in every now and then and then leaves within the day, even if her job isn't entirely finished.
  • Fake Boobs: A Running Gag in her introduction episode is people claiming she has fake breasts. To be fair, they are disco balls, and the season finale does show them to be removable.
  • Hope Bringer: Quite literally represents hope. She inspires people to keep fighting even when it's difficult, and it's only when she shows up do her clients — and even her friends — stay positive enough to fight through a seemingly hopeless situation.
  • The Pollyanna: She has to be optimistic, even when everybody around her is suggesting otherwise, so she can spread that optimism to others around her. Even when she's sick and struggling, she can't complain much, so she just keeps working and helping people the best she can.
  • Single-Specimen Species: The Sick Episode establishes that she is the only being who gives humans hope, at least in the local Human Resources branch.

    Schmitty from Pity 

Schmitty from Pity

Voiced By: Jon Lovitz
An anthropomorphic onion who appears in Season 2.
  • Condescending Compassion: His primary character trait is passive-aggressively pitying pathetic people.
  • Foil: To Keith from Grief. Whereas Keith prioritizes making others move beyond their depression, Schmitty patronizes them and makes them feel more bad then they already do.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He's basically Jon Lovitz but as a living onion.
  • Unseen No More: Keith mentions him in the penultimate season 1 episode and appears in a later episode in season 2.

    General Malice 

General Malice

The Head of the Hate Ministry who recruits Rochelle in Season 2.
  • Bad Boss: She has Anthony kill her own employees if she considers them sick, an annoyance or simply to entertain herself. She even has Anthony kill himself.
  • Big Bad: General Malice is the Arc Villain for Season 2 of Human Resources (2022), and could be considered the overall biggest antagonist figure within the Big Mouth universe since she’s head of the Hate Ministry whose end goal is to unleash a Hate Plauge that affects the entire Earth.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone fears General Malice since she's the head of the Hate Ministry
  • Even Evil Has Standards: For all of her hatefulness, she takes issues with self-serving behavior. Dante trying to sell everyone out to save his own skin and personal pride disgusts her, to which she has Anthony Piñata blow his head up.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She presents an affable facade, but every word drips with malice that barely hides her sadism.
  • For the Evulz: There’s no reason for General Malice to spread hate throughout the world other than to amuse herself.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: General Malice could be considered the overarching antagonist of the whole Big Mouth setting since all the acts of maliciousness can be traced back to the Hate Ministry, which she runs. This is more prevalent in Season 5 which features a Big Bad Ensemble consisting of Water and Sonya, who are both Hate Worms who serve under Malice’s department.
  • Hate Plague: General Malice’s plan is to spread one that engulfs the entire world.
  • Hate Sink: She's the head of the Hate Ministry so of course Malice is be made as hateful as possible through her malicious acts.
  • Knight of Cerebus: General Malice lacks any humorous qualities and darkens the show’s mood with her appearances.
  • The Leader: The head honcho of the Hate Ministry who leads the other hateful creatures, including the attack on the Department during their Anal Day party.
  • Sadist: She seems to take appalling delight seeing other people suffer. In fact her favorite past time is watching Anthony kill people by squeezing them to death.
  • Satanic Archetype: General Malice might be the closest thing to a devil figure within her setting. Malice is head of the Ministry of Hate, which is the nearest equivalent the Human Resource department has to Hell, corrupts people and beings to become hateful, and wants to cause chaos on Earth by using hate.
  • The Sociopath: General Malice has all the hallmarks of one. Malice puts up a polite facade to manipulate people but is a sadist who shows no remorse for people suffering because of her actions, and wants to unleash a Hate Plague on the world to amuse herself.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Comes with the territory of being a personification of hate. She encourages Rochelle to act on her hate and spread it to her clients.
  • Viler New Villain: Compared to other monsters who are simply manifestations of people’s issues, General Malice is a genuinely vile being who wants to spread hate. Only Mr. Lizer matches Malice in terms of despicableness and even he lacks Malice’s desire to unleash a Hate Plague on Earth.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Human Resources is arguably a workplace comedy with supernatural elements, but General Malice stands out as a monstrous villain with a cataclysmic end goal, while having no humor to detract from her villainy.


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.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Becca takes her work as a litigator very seriously and is very success-oriented, and her Ambition Gremlin Petra makes sure that she keeps up the hard work no matter the cost.
  • 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.
  • Maternally Challenged: Becca's current challenge is the milestone of her being a brand-new mom to her first child. Like most mothers who experience post-partum depression, Becca doesn't immediately bond with her newborn son Jake and even struggled to love him initially and had a very hard time adjusting to meeting her baby's needs while trying to balance out her own, which only fuel her depression. With both Emmy and Barry's love and support, Becca is slowly getting better and has grown to love her baby by the first season's finale.
  • Opposites Attract: Becca is a tough, success-driven woman who isn't afraid to get confrontational and Barry is a soft, easygoing man who has no problem letting his wife take the reigns. Additionally, Becca struggles with being a nurturing parent for their son as a new parent, while Barry takes to being a father much more easily and bonds quickly with their son. Despite this, their differences prove to be a good thing, as Barry's Depression Kitty Cat Stevens points out since they balance each other out.
    • Their team of monsters even highlight how different they are. Becca has the bombastic Connie as her Hormone Monstress, cutthroat Ambition Gremlin Petra, judgmental Shame Wizard Lionel, green Lovebug Emmy who is still learning how to do her job, as well as the nervous Tito The Anxiety Mosquito and the sinister Depression Kitty. Barry has the immature Tyler as his Hormone Monster, experienced and romantic Lovebug Flanny O'lympic, chill Depression Kitty Cat Stevens and Tito as his Anxiety Mosquito. Becca's team highlight her passionate, ambitious nature as well as how hard she can be on herself when she feels inept at something, while Barry's team shows that he's a fairly simple yet loving guy but not without his own issues that show that he's more three-dimensional than he appears.

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 him.
  • 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).
  • Nice Guy: He's a perfectly polite and happy fella, and a patient, loving husband to his tough-as-nails wife Becca. And judging by his Depression Kitty and Lovebug's responses to Becca's behavior, he's patient and caring in the face of pretty upsetting treatment (Such as being told his wife no longer loves him)
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied based on his Anxiety Mosquito and the fact that he has Cat Stevens as his active Depression Kitty. However, Barry's creatures actually care about his well-being and they don't encourage any self-destructive behaviors which helps Barry regulate his issues a little better and is the reason why he can be his cheerful self.

The adult son of Yara and the father of Natalie and Nadja.
  • Extremely Protective Child: A justified adult example. As an adult, he's very protective of his elderly mother Yara, not only did he visit her every day at her retirement home, he even brings her to his home when she had an accident and devoted himself to becoming her caregiver up until her death.
  • Heel–Faith Turn: Downplayed. Amir is never a bad person, nor is he shown to be particularly religious. However, he shows that he is finally willing to accept his mother's death by praying by her bedside until she passes.
  • Good Parents: 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.
  • Open-Minded Parent: While Natalie did mentioned her parents freaked out over her coming out as transgender, they came to accept her after her mom listened to Lady Gaga. He's also accepting of his older daughter being a lesbian.

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 as well as Rochelle's clients.
  • The Ditz: He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, with many characters even commenting on his lack of intelligence. He's even shown to be quite impulsive and very much acts without thinking, not helped at all by Rochelle's influence to act on passion over Pete's logic.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Despite not being too bright, he isn't completely hopeless as he even had second thoughts about using weight-loss drugs that had very clear warnings, something even his Logic Rock Pete (while under the Addiction Angel Dante's influence) threw caution to the wind about.
  • 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.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's heavyset but still attractive.
  • Nice Girl: Based on what we've seen of her, Donna is a good-natured, sweet woman and a damn good wife to Doug. Even when he makes bad decisions she is always understanding and judges him, and she even offers shelter for Becca and Barry during a hurricane.
  • Not So Above It All: When she comes out to see Doug with his van decorated as the Phoenix Suns Basketball team, she first seems upset at his decision. She then reveals that his choice made her more attracted to him. She then proceeds to propose to him and then have sex in his van.
  • Straight Man: 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.
  • 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 had about the universe.