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The Mabrays

     Molly Mabray 

Molly Mabray
Hey everyone, it's me, Molly!
Voiced by: Sovereign Bill
Molly is a curious kid with an adventurous spirit, which goes hand in hand with her love of helping others and sharing what she learns through her vlog. Molly loves animals (especially puffins), playing basketball with her friends, and helping her parents run the Denali Trading Post.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Sometimes, Tooey calls her "Moll".
  • Alliterative Name: Molly Mabray.
  • Bear Hug: In "By Sled or Snowshoe" Molly excitedly hugs Tooey tightly with a big smile.
  • Birthday Episode: She celebrates her 10th birthday in the podcast episode "Happy Birthday Molly".
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: In "Little Dog Lost" Molly grabs Tooey's arm and runs with him to Auntie Midge's house.
  • Cheerful Child: Molly is a very energetic and enthusiastic kid.
  • Childhood Friends: Molly and Tooey have been best friends for as long as they can remember.
  • Genki Girl: She's full of energy.
  • The Hero: Of the whole series.
  • The Leader: She's the leader of her friendship clique with Tooey and Trini.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Molly is the Masculine Girl to Tooey's Feminine Boy. Molly is very tomboyish and adventurous, while Tooey is more sensitive and sweet.
  • Nice Girl: Molly is compassionate and sensitive to the feelings of others, always trying to help in any way she can.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only one in her friendship group with Tooey and Trini whose name doesn't start with a T.
  • Opposites Attract: Molly is very energetic and spontaneous, while Tooey is more calm and thoughtful.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: Molly is most often seen outdoors, exploring and having adventures in nature.
  • Red Is Heroic: She wears a red jacket and is The Hero of the show.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Molly is the Red Oni to Tooey's Blue Oni. Where Molly is enthusiastic and spontaneous, Tooey is patient and thoughtful. As a testament to this, Molly wears a red jacket while Tooey wears a blue shirt.
  • Spiders Are Scary: In an episode, the pipes in Molly's bathroom leak causing her to resort to using the outhouse that houses many spiders, which Molly responds to with "But there's a million spiders in there." with a disgusted and hesitant expression.
  • Tomboy: Molly shows zero interest in girly things, and loves playing basketball.
  • Wingman: In the podcast episode "Co-Pilot Molly", she becomes the co-pilot for Layla's bush plane, and does a very good job at piloting it.

    Walter Mabray 

Walter Mabray
Voiced by: Ronald Dean Harris
Molly's father. He works as a wilderness guide at the Trading Post. He has a gift for working with machines, and he really loves history. He tells the best stories (and the worst jokes) and is a goofball, just like his daughter.

     Layla Mabray 

Layla Mabray
Voiced by: Jules Arita Koostachin
Molly's mother. Layla is a bush pilot and works at the Trading Post. She knows everything that's going on in interior Alaska: which scientists are where and which ones always get in trouble, what the weather will be and if it's dangerous to fly or not!
  • Action Mom: She balances being a mother with being an Ace Pilot.
  • Ace Pilot: Layla is a bush pilot, and is complimented on her piloting throughout the podcast. She knows everything that’s going on in interior Alaska: what scientists are where and which ones always get into trouble, what the weather will be and if it’s dangerous to fly or not.
  • Braids of Action: She wears a braid in her hair and is an Action Mom.
  • Good Parents: The series and podcast show that she's an excellent mother to Molly.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Inverted. Layla wears a purple shirt underneath her overalls, as well as purple sneakers, but isn't all that feminine.
  • Mama Bear: She is, like most mothers, very protective over her daughter and will do ANYTHING in her power to keep her safe.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: When we see a flashback of her as a kid, we find that she looked a lot like Molly did, except with longer hair in a ponytail.

    Grandpa Nat 

Grandpa Nat Mabray
Voiced by: Lorne Cardinal
Molly's maternal grandfather, who works as a volcanologist. He is super energetic and is always up for an adventure. He still jumps in the lake near his house every day! Grandpa is an important source of traditional knowledge for Molly.
  • Big Fun: He's just as energetic and fun-loving as his granddaughter, and, judging from his design, he appears to be a bit on the burly side.
  • Boarding School: As revealed in "Grandpa's Drum", Grandpa Nat was sent away to boarding school when he was younger, part of a broader forced assimilation campaign by the United States government. There, he was shamed and bullied by teachers for being an Alaskan Native.
  • Broken Bird: In spades. When he was younger, he was forced to attend boarding school, where he was discriminated against for being an Alaskan Native. He was also prohibited to sing his native songs. Because of this, he gave away his drum and didn't sing anymore. It was a very sad subject for him to talk about. Luckily, Molly and Tooey recovered his drum.
  • Childhood Friends: He was close friends with a girl named Shyahtsoo as a child. They loved to sing, dance, and drum together, and after they were banned from doing it at boarding school, Nat gave her his drum. Even though they have some Ship Tease, and Shyahtsoo speaks very fondly of him in the present day, they presumably never got together. Nat had his daughter, Layla, with another unknown woman, while Shyahtsoo had grandchildren of her own.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a volcanologist who is very spry and provides wisdom to Molly throughout the series.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Grandpa Nat has one as revealed in "Grandpa's Drum". As a child, he was removed from his family and forced to attend boarding school, where he was openly shamed for being an Alaskan Native. He was also only allowed to sing English songs, causing him to not sing anymore and to give away his drum to Shyahtsoo.
  • Déjà Vu: He experiences this in "Grandpa's Drum". When Molly and Tooey sing and drum together, he starts seeing visions of himself and his old love interest, Shyahtsoo, when they were younger, doing the exact same thing.
  • Meaningful Name: Nat is more of his nickname; his full name is Nehtan Kon, which means "lightning."
  • Ship Tease: In "Grandpa's Drum", Molly and Tooey find a picture of Grandpa Nat and an unnamed girl (named Shyahtsoo in the credits) when they were kids. They were shown to be very close, and Nat apparently trusted her enough to give his drum to her. The girl also speaks very fondly of him, recalling how he loved to sing, dance, and joke a lot. When Molly and Tooey sing and drum together, Nat starts seeing visions of himself and the girl when they were younger, doing the exact same thing.
  • Stepford Smiler: Though he acts cheerful most of the time, deep down, he hides the pain of his past.
  • The Storyteller: He loves telling stories to Molly, such as the raven who stole the sun.
  • Trauma Button: For him, it's about the time he went to boarding school.


Suki The Alaskan Malamute
Suki is Molly's best fur buddy. She is a super loyal Alaskan Malamute who is always by Molly's side (unless someone throws a ball). She has an uncanny ability to find things, like ancient artifacts, frybread, minks to chase, and lost people.
  • Big Eater: The podcast shows that she loves to eat everything. Eventually, she is revealed to have stolen Molly's birthday cake.
  • Canine Companion: She's an Alaskan Malamute who accompanies Molly on her adventures.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Suki loves to eat everything, even food that isn't supposed to be for dogs.
  • Origins Episode: In a way, the podcast serves as one to her, showing how Molly found and befriended her.
  • Precious Puppy: Certainly a very cute dog, although she seems to be a bit older than a puppy.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Typically, when people think of Alaska, they might think of Siberian huskies, not Alaskan malamutes (a similar breed that looks like a husky, except smaller).
  • Team Pet: She could effectively serve as one to the Mabrays, as well as Molly's friendship circle.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Molly. She will always stick by her side no matter what.


Qyah Youth

     Tooey Ookami
Voiced by: Sequoia Janvier
Molly's #1 best friend. Tooey is cheerful, patient, smart, and loyal. Tooey is patient and thoughtful where Molly is enthusiastic and spontaneous. Tooey is a dog-whisperer who helps run his family's kennel and he dreams of following his father's footsteps and becoming a musher.
  • Aerith and Bob: Molly, Trini, Walter, Layla etc are normal names. Tooey, not so much. However, this is justified as "Tooey" is a nickname.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Throughout the show, Tooey seems to show many signs of possible anxiety.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: We haven't seen or heard about his mother, except in two episodes ("Name Game" and ""Fiddle Of Nowhere"). This is later on averted when Atsaq makes an appearance in “Operation: Sleepover" and "Porcupine Slippers".
  • Best Friend: Tooey is Molly's #1 BFF, and they hang out all the time.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Tooey wears a blue shirt, and is a close friend of Molly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tooey is often wryly funny, especially when around Molly, who tends to be overexcitable.
  • First Friend: In the episode "Culture Clash" Tooey notes that he and Molly had been friends long before anyone else. He says, "Yeah, remember? We did it with Oscar, and Vera?"
  • Friend to All Living Things: He really loves animals and wants to be a musher someday.
  • Intimate Artistry: There is a drawn picture of Molly and Tooey together hanging in Tooey's bedroom.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Though Tooey isn't necessarily feminine, he actively goes out of his way to be seen as brave or 'manly', which is the complete opposite of what he really is.
  • Japanese Politeness: Tooey is Japanese and is very polite and kind towards everyone.
  • The Lancer: Tooey serves as Molly's foil, being patient where she is spontaneous.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Molly is the Masculine Girl to Tooey's Feminine Boy. Molly is very tomboyish and adventurous, while Tooey is more sensitive.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Tooey is Athabascan and Japanese.
  • Nice Guy: Tooey is a very sweet and kind-hearted kid.
  • The One Guy: While Tooey isn't the only guy in the show, he's the only male in his friendship group, as Molly and Trini are both girls.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Tooey's real name is "Tookkone", but no one calls him that.
  • The Only One I Trust: In episode four, season three of the podcast, Tooey admits he trusts Molly by letting her take his place in the Arctic Wolf Relay Race, even if he'd been training for a long time.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tooey is the Blue Oni to Molly's Red Oni. Where Molly is enthusiastic and spontaneous, Tooey is patient and thoughtful. As a testament to this, Molly wears a red jacket while Tooey wears a blue shirt.
  • Repetitive Name: Tooey is short for Tookkone — "wolf" in Koyukon Athabascan. His last name, Ookami, also means wolf, but in Japanese.
  • Ship Tease: With Molly. Molly and Tooey are best friends who are super close, and  don't mind holding hands, linking arms, hugging, or anything of the sort.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Tooey is a dog whisperer who helps run his family's kennel, and hopes to become a musher like his father someday.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Molly. He always sticks by her side no matter what.
  • Parental Neglect: Throughout the series, we don't see Tooey's parents around very often. Granted, this could be because he isn't the main focus of the show, he is still the secondary character. In many episodes, it's implied that Tooey is simply just home alone, as his dad is absent a lot racing dogs and his mom is a doctor that goes in and out of town. This is before we are introduced to his two brothers, but even then it's implied they're never home.

     Trini Mumford
Voiced by: Vienna Leacock

One of Molly's best friends. Trini is very independent and loves to play games. She can whistle out of the gap in her teeth, and it is super loud. Trini recently moved to Qyah, Alaska from Austin, Texas.

  • Absentee Actor: Out of the three main kids, she appears the least. Molly and Tooey often appear without her.
  • Allegorical Character: As she's the new kid to Qyah, she's meant to represent the kids in the audience who think that all Alaskans live in igloos, which couldn't be farther from the truth.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her mom, until "Molly and the Great One".
  • And Zoidberg: In the theme song, she says "...And Trini!"
  • Animal-Eared Headband: Her winter hat has bear ears on it.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: With Molly and Tooey being preteens, she's the youngest because she's seven.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with Texas. You will regret it.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Molly and the Great One", Trini's mom Joy comes home after serving in the military. They enjoy their time together, but Joy eventually has to leave. Trini breaks down crying, because Joy always leaves and all she wants is her to stay forever.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: She has a gap in her teeth.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her braids with beads.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In "Culture Clash", Trini gets angry whenever Molly and Tooey unintentionally suggest that she's too short for the basketball team, that she's not tough enough, and that she doesn't know how to play, landing Molly and Tooey on her bad side. They try to get on her good side for the rest of the episode.
  • Military Brat: Her father is in the Coast Guard according to supplementary material. Her mom, Joy, is also in the army, and is a peacekeeper for the United Nations.
  • Token Black Friend: The only black kid in Molly's friendship circle. She and her dad are also the only black people in Qyah.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her outfits have a lot of blue in them.
  • Western Zodiac: Her birthday is on December 21, the Winter Solstice, making her a Sagittarius. Sagittarians are optimistic, lovers of freedom, hilarious, fair-minded, honest, and intellectual. They are spontaneous and fun, usually with a lot of friends, and are perhaps the best conversationalists in the zodiac (maybe tied with Gemini). Trini fits pretty much all of these traits, as she's a fun-loving Genki Girl who made a bunch of friends when she moved to Qyah.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's terrified of polar bears.

    Oscar Marsh
Voiced by: Pawaken Koostachin-Chakasim

A grade above Molly and Tooey in school, Oscar is Auntie Midge's grandson. Studious and ambitious, he is also a talented fiddler. Oscar is a bit hesitant to travel outside of Qyah - he prefers to read about nature rather than be IN nature.

  • Academic Athlete: Besides his intelligence, he is good at playing basketball, as he is shown playing on the school basketball team.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Oscar has a heavy fixation on playing the fiddle, and also makes random references to his favorite stuff, such as The Butler of Finicky Manor. He also doesn't seem to understand social cues very well, as shown when he failed to give Molly a fistbump in "Fiddlesticks".
  • Child Prodigy: Despite his age, he is incredibly smart and a star fiddler.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Gender-inverted; Oscar is a studious, ambitious kid who loves reading and he also likes to play his fiddle, especially at town events.
  • Hero Worship: He idolizes famous fiddler, Finnegan King.
  • Hidden Depths: He used to play the piano before taking up fiddling. He also loves a British soap opera called The Butler of Finicky Manor.
  • Sucks at Dancing: Not very good at jigging. He likes playing the fiddle better.

    Vera Malakas
Voiced by: Anna Dickey

Vera is a friend of Molly, Tooey, Trini, and Oscar who goes to school with them. She is not as seen as often as them.

  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: On the outside, she is quite girly compared to Molly or Trini. However, she loves sports.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her fall jacket is purple.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname, Malakas, means "strong" in Tagalog. So her name sounds like she is "Vera Strong".
  • Mixed Ancestry: She is Filipino and Athabascan.
  • Nice Girl: The sweetest of all the children next to Tooey.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She loves basketball, seeing as she is on the school basketball team, and is shown to be competitive in "Mollyball".
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink shirt.
  • Ship Tease: In "A Splash of Mink", she goes to the jig with Jake, and they dance together. They also stand next to each other all throughout "Mollyball", as they are on the same team.

Voiced by: Brendan Sunderland

Jake is another friend of Molly, Tooey, Trini, Oscar, and Vera who goes to school with them. You'll often just find him in the background.

  • Expy: The most notable aspect of him is that he looks identical to Sean Rafferty.
  • Flat Character: Due to his limited number of appearances, he doesn't have much of a personality.
  • Only One Name: His last name is unknown.
  • Ship Tease: With Vera. In "A Splash of Mink", he goes to the dance with her. In "Mollyball", they're on the same team and they stand next to each other a lot.
  • Token White: The only white kid in the show.
  • Youthful Freckles: He has freckles on his face.

Qyah Adults:

    Kenji Ookami
Voiced by: Hyuma Frankowski

Kenji is the father of Tooey. He runs a dog kennel in Qyah near his house where some 12 huskies live. He is known to be a musher who is good with animals. He is Yup'ik, Koyukon, and Japanese.

  • Absentee Actor: He disappeared for a few episodes in season 1. He’s shown leaving in “Hus-Keys” for an important five-day trip. Atsaq explains in “Operation Sleepover” that he’s at a sled dog run in Anchorage. He returns in time for “Valentine’s Day Disaster”.
  • Forgetful Jones: He has a habit of losing his wallet. Luka was trained to help find it for him.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Kenji is amazing with animals and knows exactly how to care for them. It helps that he’s a musher who owns around 12 sled dogs.
  • Good Parents: A kind-hearted father to Tooey.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: As he is Japanese, he peppers his dialogue with a few Japanese phrases, like when he tells Luka to “Ikimasu” in “Hus-keys” or when he wishes Tooey “oyasumi” in “King Run”.
  • Hidden Depths: He can play the acoustic guitar.
  • House Husband: His wife, Atsaq, is a doctor. Kenji seems to just stay home taking care of the dogs.
  • If I Had a Nickel: He remarks in “Little Dog Lost” that if he had a nickel for every dog that took off then found its way home, he’d have a lot of nickels.
  • Immigrant Parents: He used to live in Japan before moving to the United States.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Even though he’s still good-looking in the present day, and isn’t that old (he seems to be in his 40s at most), we see a picture of him when Tooey was still a baby in “Tooey’s Hole-i-Day Sweater”, and he used to let his hair grow out slightly more. The same goes for his wife.
  • Japanese Politeness: Kenji grew up in Japan, and as his son, is very polite and one of the nicest characters on the show. It is very rare to see him get angry or upset.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Subverted. While everyone on the show has 2 standard outfits (spring/summer outfit and winter coat), Kenji wears a black leather jacket in “Hus-keys”.
  • Nice Guy: Kenji is extremely kind-hearted to everyone, no matter who they are. He's a great father to Tooey and a trustworthy friend to everyone else in Qyah. He's an active member of the Qyah community, taking part in events such as the jig (he plays the acoustic guitar there) and saving the kids' clubhouse in "Not So Permafrost". He's also very wise, as he knows the solutions to various problems and remains calm and patient during them. For example, in "Qyah Spy", he wasn't mad at all when he found out that Molly and Tooey were spying on him, he even offered them a snack. He's also knowledgeable when it comes to animals because he happens to be a musher. Tooey looks up to him and wishes to be like him.
  • Not So Above It All: While Kenji is a very nice individual, he remarks that Mr. Rowley needs a barber under his breath in “New Nivagi”.
  • Oh, Crap!: He had this reaction in “Tooey’s Hole-i-Day Sweater” when he finds out that Luka ripped Tooey’s Christmas sweater.
  • Renaissance Man: He enjoys mushing, playing guitar, and fishing. Not to mention that he’s good with animals.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Runs a dog kennel and is a renowned dog whisperer.
  • Unflappable Guardian: He keeps a calm, level head in almost any situation. Except for one instance, see Oh, Crap! above.

    Atsaq Ookami
Voiced by: Nyla Carpentier
Atsaq is the physician mother of Tooey.

    Daniel Mumford
Voiced by: Luc Roderique
Trini's dad Daniel is a fly-fisherman and the town librarian. He was in the Coast Guard for many years, where he developed his love for all things aquatic and all things Alaska!
  • Badass Bookworm: A former member of the Coast Guard who's a librarian.
  • Black and Nerdy: A black guy who is an expert on all things aquatic and all things Alaska.
  • Bookworm: Daniel is an avid reader who runs the town library.
  • Good Parents: A caring and wise father to Trini.
  • Retired Badass: He used to be in the Coast Guard before moving to Qyah with Trini.

    Auntie Midge
Voiced by: Adeline Potts
Auntie Midge is Qyah's Tribal Chief and the grandmother of Molly's friend Oscar! Somewhere in her 70s, Midge is independent, feisty, hilarious, and remarkably spry!
  • Cool Old Lady: Midge is a very wise and fun-loving old woman.
  • Gamer Chick: We learn in "Fiddlesticks" that she likes to steal Oscar's video games and play them.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: In "Dream Tube", Auntie Midge wants the tube that the kids also want. When she discovers that Trini has an agate (and that the kids need $30 to buy the tube), she decides that since tubes come around every summer (and agates are rarer), that the kids deserve the tube more, so she buys the agate, meaning the kids now have enough money for the tube.
  • Honorary Uncle: She's not actually an aunt, she's just called "Auntie" as a sign of respect.
  • The Leader: She's the Tribal Chief of Qyah.
  • Meaningful Name: Her native name is Chaaki Hakii, which means "big shot leader".
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink parka.
  • Ship Tease: Was shown jigging with Grandpa Nat in "A Splash of Mink". Nat doesn't seem to have a wife and Midge doesn't seem to have a husband.

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