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    MK/Monkie Kid 

Voiced By: Jack De Sena

  • All-Loving Hero: There is no one MK won't offer a helping hand to in season 2 he repeatedly tries to help some of the villains from the first season after the Lady Bone Demon decides to get rid them.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After struggling to control his incredible powers, the Monkey King gives him a way to do so, though at the cost of giving up some of his power and invincibility as well.
  • Catchphrase: "Here comes Monkie Kid!"
  • The Chosen One: The Monkey King personally chooses MK to be his successor.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Princess Iron Fan and Red Son in episode 12 to combat a possessed Demon Bull King.
  • Fatal Flaw: His lack of focus.
  • Little "No": Tends to drop long, whispered versions of these in a couple of situations.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: MK gets trapped in one in the episode "Calabash".
  • Only Known By His Nickname: He either goes by MK or Monkie Kid, which is more of a title than a name. It's heavily implied he has a real name whose initial are MK but no one calls him by it. Episode 1 of season 2 has someone see his real name and comment that it's a bit of a mouthful.
  • The Slacker: We are introduced to MK hearing the legend of how the Monkey King sealed the Demon Bull King... while he's supposed to be working. When confronted by Pigsy, he tries to say he was just about to go on break.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Initially in the pilot episode, he has all the powers of the Monkey King at his disposal, including full on invincibility, is able to outright one-shot the Demon Bull King at the end of the pilot episode, and is even referred to by the news as overpowered in the first episode. Though as listed in Brought Down to Badass, he gave up some of the power and invincibility.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is terrified of spiders.


    Sun Wukong/Monkey King 

Voiced By: Sean Schemmel

  • Affectionate Nickname: Monkey King repeatedly calls MK ‘bud’. Macaque even mimics him mockingly when Monkey King shows up to fight him.
  • Dub Name Change: Played With, the show treats "Sun Wukong" as a separate name from "Monkey King", this is shown when in tense moments some enemies will Name Drop Sun Wukong treating Monkey King as just a well known alias. This is only present in the english version of the show as Monkey King is a fairly literal translation of Sun Wukong.
  • Hypocrite: Played for Laughs mostly but it is frequently pointed out that given his past, Monkey King is the last person who should be teaching others the value of hard work, patience, and humility,
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Apparently how the Monkey King's powers work, most apparently seen when MK somehow creates a mech out of nearby buildings.
  • Manchild: What else can you expect from the one and only Monkey King. Though it does get downplayed as Monkey King has more or less matured after all his adventures and mischief when he was younger.
  • Papa Wolf: Shows up to protect MK from Macaque in episode 9 after the latter steals MK's powers.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Apparently peaches and peach flavored chips, a reference to how he stole immortality inducing peaches from Heaven's garden in the original tale.


Voiced By: Stephanie Sheh

  • Cool Sword: The Jade Dragon Blade, a cool jade and ivory sword in the shape of a dragon that shoots a deadly Sword Beam.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: The Pilot heavily hints that Mei has some sort of power of her own, but any time she might have shown it off got interrupted. Episode 3 reveals she is descended from the Dragon of the West.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She is VERY quirky yet she is a great warrior and racer.
  • Genki Girl: Mei is very cheerful and upbeat. Though she also has a very skewed sense as to what constitutes danger.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Mei has part of her hair tied in small pigtails.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Mei gets a dragon aura whenever she summons her Cool Bike, or gets angry, or fakes getting angry for that matter. Also whenever she uses her sword at full power.
  • Over-the-Shoulder Carry: Pigsy is forced to carry a tearful Mei like this when she refuses to leave after Princess Iron Fan seemingly kills MK.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In "Calabash", Mei looked really cute dressed up.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Mei is the only girl in MK's team.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mei has two streaks of hair dyed green.


Voiced By: Dave B. Mitchell

  • Berserk Button: MK slacking off his job, not listening to Pigsy when he lectures MK and MK giving away free food.
  • Papa Wolf: Despite all the trouble MK causes him, Pigsy is always ready to protect MK when the Demon Bull Family threatens him.
  • Survivor Guilt: He experiences this when Mk's team thought Princess Iron Fan killed him.

    Mr. Tang 

Voiced By: David Chen

  • The Load: He sometimes helps the team with his knowledge on the Monkey King's backstory, but leaving that aside he does little to help the team unless he has no choice. Otherwise he spends his time mostly eating noodles.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: He was initially the only character in the main cast who didn't have a LEGO Minifigure, but this was later rectified in the second wave of LEGO sets.


Voiced By: Patrick Seitz

  • Beware the Nice Ones: In To Catch A Leaf, Huntsman learns EXACTLY why Sandy wanted to stop fighting, as his mere AURA was enough to shatter the ground, and the wind from his punch shattered a huge rock behind him. Thankfully Sandy holds back to let him live.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: As detailed in Martial Pacifist below, Sandy is easily the nicest guy in the group despite being the biggest member in the group, and the second strongest too behind MK.
  • Martial Pacifist: Sandy was once the most rage-driven soldier ever. Until he got therapy, started drinking tea, took up yoga, and got about a dozen or so therapy cats. He's still buff as heck though and it's implied his skills haven't really waned despite him not using them offensively.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted hard with Sandy, who was once the most rage-driven soldier Pigsy ever knew, but is now a pacifist thanks to therapy, tea, yoga, and a small battalion of therapy cats.

Demon Bull Family


    Demon Bull King 

Voiced By: Steve Blum

  • Abusive Parents: Demon Bull King is emotionally abusive towards Red Son he either scolds or is indifferent of his son and shows him very little gratitude for freeing him from the Underworld and that didn't stop him from entering a race he wasn't interested in just to crush his son's ambitions. When he was under the control of another ancient evil he insulted his son for constantly failing to kill MK.
  • An Axe to Grind: Before the events of the show he wielded an axe, during his battle with Sun Wukong.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Shows genuine affection for Princess Iron Fan, to a point Monkey King successfully enrages him to break them free of the Spider Queen's binding webs by claiming Spider Queen would capture or harm her.
  • Berserk Button: Just MENTIONING the time he was sealed away under a mountain by Monkey King is enough to send him into a blind rage as seen in The Great Wall Race, and outright trying to repeat the tactic on him as MK attempted in the pilot? Quickly resulted in DBK pummeling him until he got a Heroic Second Wind. Harming his family is another one as Monkey King quickly found and exploited to escape the Spider Queen.
  • Big Bad: The main villain of the series.
  • Demonic Possession: By the White Bone Spirit in episode 10.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Pretty much any mistake his son makes (or something not going according to his plans) easily sets D.B.K off.
  • Monster Modesty: DBK wears shoulders and knee plate armor with only a loincloth to cover the rest of his body.
  • Mythology Gag: The Monkey King seals the Demon Bull King under a mountain, which was what happened to the Monkey King in the original Journey to the West novel prior to the beginning of the quest.
  • Papa Wolf: He isn't above ignoring, insulting, or humiliating Red Son, but don't ever threaten his family.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: D.B.K. shows no gratitude or appreciation towards his son even though he was the one to free him and focuses more on scolding his son for making mistakes.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Princess Iron Fan.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He unearthed the tomb containing the White Bone Spirit thinking that it was a power source, which led to [[it possessing him]] and causing the events of Season 2 to transpire.

    Princess Iron Fan 

Voiced By: Gwendoline Yeo

  • Abusive Parents: Princess Iron Fan shows no gratitude or appreciation to her son for freeing her husband from the mountain he was trapped in for 500 years and enjoys taunting him when he fails to kill MK and his team, albeit she is less harsh with him then her husband is. In episode 6, Princess Iron Fan and DBK entered a race they weren't interested in just to crush their son's ambitions.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Although she hardly ever shows affection towards Red Son, Princess Iron Fan protects her son from the rage of her possessed husband.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Princess Iron Fan wears a two piece dress that leaves part of her stomach exposed.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Any fight the heroes have with Iron Fan Princess is extremely one sided and ended very quickly. Her showing up is an almost guaranteed win for the bad guys. She can even fight MK AND Mei at the same time with an arm behind her back.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's quite capable of dishing out pain against her enemies.
  • Enemy Mine: She and Red Son begrudgingly team up with MK in episode 12 to combat a possessed Demon Bull King.
  • Evil Matriarch: The mother of Red Son.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Princess Iron Fan is smaller than Demon Bull King's foot.
  • Mama Bear: Despite taunting her son, she did protect him when her husband was possessed by the white bone demon.
  • Older Than They Look: She is more than 500 years old but still looks like an attractive young woman.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Demon Bull King.

    Red Son 

Voiced By: Kyle McCarley

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the novel Red Son was a little boy, but in the series he is a cute teenager. Considering the Setting Update, he possibly just grew up.
  • Age Lift: In the original novel Red Son was a very young child and was called "Red Boy" while in the series he looks like a teenager.
  • Badass Long Hair
  • Berserk Button: He apparently hates being called "little one" (or someone referring to Mei as his girlfriend in the English Dub) to the point where he used his fire breath to blind one of Spider Queen's minions for doing just that.
  • Butt-Monkey: A lot of the slapstick comes at Red Son's expense, usually when he's attempting to act imposing.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Princess Iron Fan begrudgingly team up with MK in episode 12 to combat a possessed Demon Bull King. He does so again when the Spider Queen captures DBK in the season 2 premiere, although this time he is forced to work with Mei, much to his annoyance.
  • Fiery Red Head: Quite literally as Red Son has red hair, a Hair-Trigger Temper, and Pyrokinesis.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Red Son invents a power glove that can take control of Monkey King's staff, a set of power armor to make his father stronger, and builds vehicles with 'at least one majorly complex transformation'.
  • Older Than They Look: He is around 500 years old but looks like he's around the same age as MK and Mei.
  • Playing with Fire: It also ties into Personality Powers since he's got a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: DBK, who had been possessed by an evil spirit, delivers one to Red Son after the latter offers to stop MK's team and chews him out for failing to do so over and over again.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Red Son does whatever it takes to impress his father.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: Averted since he, like MK, has an X shaped scar on his cheek but he is actually a villain. although towards the end of the season 2 premiere he can be seen protecting Mei and doing things like helping her out of the web Spider Queen wrapped her in, showing that he may be Not So Above It All.

    Bull Clones 

Voiced By: N/A

  • Mecha-Mooks: They’re the robotic foot soldiers of Demon Bull King’s army.
  • Robot Me: Created in the likeness of their leader, hence their name.

Spider Demons


    Spider Queen 

Voiced By: Kimberly Brooks

  • Big Bad: Of Season 2, though she's actually an Unwitting Pawn to the White Bone Spirit.
  • Broken Tears: After MK destroys her mech for a second time she is actually driven to tears realizing she now has no way to fight the Lady Bone Demon.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!:
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Was planning to eat Pigsy and Mr. Teng before MK and the others arrived to save them.
  • I Work Alone: MK offers to help her fight the Lady Bone Demon, but Spider Queen sees it as an insult that she would need a child to protect her.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Accidentally saves MK in "Minor Scale" when he is nearly defeated by the Lady Bone Demon.
  • Ragin' Cajun: Speaks with a slight Cajun accent.
  • Spider People: Obviously.
  • Vestigial Empire: She was once one of the most feared beings in the land, until her kingdom started crumbling into ruins over time until it became the hole in the ground it is today. Now she seeks to rebuild it using Monkey King’s power taken from MK.


Voiced By: Sean Schemmel

  • Evil Genius: Easily the more technologically advanced member of Spider Queen's army, usually creating the inventions she uses.


Voiced By: Steve Blum

  • Bullying a Dragon: Goes out of his way to taunt and attack Sandy just to see if he's just as powerful as tales of him say. Unfortunately, this goes VERY bad for him, but Sandy is thankfully kind enough to let him go still.
  • Net Gun: A unique variant as it's more of a whip-based net that's manually thrown.
  • Precision F-Strike: Notably says "Damn thing!" when a bird slams into his face during his attempt to steal the Crimson Jimsonweed from Sandy in To Catch a Leaf, marking the first time a mild swear has been said in a LEGO media.
  • Pretty in Mink: Sports a fur coat for his main attire.

    Strong Spider 

Voiced By: Patrick Seitz

  • The Big Guy: The biggest and strongest guy of Spider Queen's squad.


Voiced By: N/A

  • Mini Mook: Spider Queen's henchmen, but not to the extent of Demon Bull King's Bull Clones.

Other Villains

    Jin and Yin, the Gold and Silver Demons 

Voiced By: Sean Schemmel (Jin) and Dave B. Mitchell (Yin)

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Implied in episode 4 when two individuals that sounded very much like them personality-wise were trapped in cocoons next to Pigsy and Tang at the Spider Queen's lair.
  • Evil Brit: Both of them have a British accent.
  • Expy: They're both loosely based of off the Golden and Silver Horned Kings, two classic Journey to the West villains. Kind of odd in their case, considering of all the other Journey to the West characters are a lot more straightforward with their identities.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Compared to the other villains in the series, they aren’t much of a threat, but that doesn’t mean you should completely let your guard down around them.
  • Laughably Evil: A lot of their antics and bickering amongst each other are definitely worth a few laughs.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Their debut episode has them trapping MK in one of these.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Their first plan consists of trapping MK in the Calabash and then convincing him that he’s not inside it. They apparently never thought it out any further than that.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • In episode 5, they hightail it out of their hideout using smoke bombs when MK breaks free of the Calabash and agrees to take the brothers on, even though they were just bluffing.
    • In episode 6, they along with half of the racers immediately forfeit the race when Demon Bull King and Princess Iron Fan decide to join, with the brothers instead becoming the commentators who modify the race track.
  • Shipper on Deck: Apparently Jin attempted to pair MK and Mei up together when they trapped MK in the Calabash.
  • Theme Twin Naming: (Assuming they are twins, that is) Their names each have three letters and end with "in".


Voiced By: Billy Kametz

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's generally called the Six-Eared Macaque, with the appropriate appearance to match the moniker. Here, he seems to lack that design attribute, which makes him look ruggedly handsome.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the original Journey to the West, the Six Eared Macaque impersonated Sun Wukong and framed him for attacking his group and stealing their baggage in order to try and take his place among them. Here, Macaque is Wukong’s former friend from before the latter became the hero the world knew, their conflict centuries ago having made them enemies with Macaque acting as an Evil Counterpart who really wants to fight Wukong without restraint.
  • ...And That Little Girl Was Me: Tells MK a shadow play about a hero and a warrior who grew in that hero's shadow as he got stronger. As MK points out later, Macaque was the warrior to Monkey King's hero.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Is not above using dirty tricks to gain an advantage in fights.
  • Evil Counterpart: He’s basically Monkey King without any of his principles keeping him in check.
  • Evil Mentor: His teachings to MK involve not letting anything hold him back from unleashing his true power, with MK being able to unleash huge, destructive attacks that his body can't handle, as pointed out by Monkey King.
    Macaque: Stop holding back! Stop trying to be nice! Your first strike should be your last strike! Every time you attack, give it everything you’ve got! Other people are going to tell you to be patient, they are slowing you down! You have power inside you, use it! Take the power and destroy! Remember: you don’t use a weapon, you are a weapon!
  • Identical Stranger: He looks almost identical to Monkey King in appearance, minus the different color scheme and a few other accessories. Lampshaded when he says he gets confused for Monkey King a lot.
  • Kick the Dog: Right after stealing Monkey King's powers from MK, he pins him down with the Golden Staff and proceeds to mock him for losing the ability to wield it.
    Macaque: (laughing) Oh no! Can't you hold the magic staff anymore? Well, you know what that means. There really isn't anything special about you.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Things get a lot darker after he steals Monkey King's power from MK, becoming powerful enough of a threat that causes Monkey King to show up to combat him and save MK.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In his first appearance he tricks MK into transferring Monkey King’s power to him.
  • Pet the Dog: During a scheme to get revenge on MK, he realizes the kid is already suffering some huge self-esteem issues and while he's still a bit of a jerk about it ends up helping MK work through his issues and even ends his scheme feeling MK had suffered enough.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His color scheme involves a lot of this.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Monkey King about him holding back all of his power so MK wouldn’t get caught in the crossfire.
    Macaque: Come on! Show me the real Sun Wukong! The old you would’ve levelled this whole mountain range to stop me! But you’re scared of hurting some kid? Pathetic!
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Briefly impersonates MK during his fight with Monkey King, causing the latter to hesitate before striking and giving the former an opening for a sucker punch. Macaque laughs at him for falling for it, pointing out the fact that the real MK was still pinned down where he left him.

    Spoiler Character White Bone Spirit/Lady Bone Demon 

Voiced By: Stephanie Sheh (as White Bone Spirit), Victoria Grace (as Lady Bone Demon)

  • Adaptational Badass: A lot more scary and competent than in the original tale.
  • Big Bad: The end of Season 2 cements her as the main antagonist the heroes will have to defeat in Season 3.
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed Demon Bull King upon being freed and then eventually went on to possess a little girl.
  • The Dreaded: It says just how scary she is when even other demons freak out over seeing glimpses of her true self.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Is this in season 2, manipulating the Spider Queen for her own ends.
  • Humanoid Abomination: While she looks human, her powers and nature makes it clear she's something else entirely, with the Ominous Visual Glitchs accompanying her showing just how otherworldly she is.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Things get a lot more serious once it's freed from it's tomb, possessing Demon Bull King and leading to one of MK's toughest fights yet. Its future appearances signify whenever the story gets darker.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Her using her powers is accompanied by glitching and her seemingly teleporting at random to highlight how otherworldly and eldritch she is.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was sealed away in an ancient tomb until Demon Bull King unearthed it.
  • Walking Spoiler

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