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Ezekiel Zick
"I'm allergic to dust."
Voiced by: Monica Ward (Italian), Holly Gauthier-Frankel (English)

Zick is the main hero of the series. A young loner with allergies, Zick is called weird by everyone else. He is a Monster Tamer.

  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Teddy's Veronica for Lay's Archie, and the Archie for Elena's Betty and Lay's Veronica.
  • By the Eyes of the Blind: He's able to see monsters and apparitions that others cannot. It runs in the family.
  • Last-Name Basis: 'Zick' to everyone. Even his parents call him Zick. His dad on the other hand, is called Zob by everyone.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Gets this treatment in school.

Elena Potato
"I... I can see you!"
Voiced by: Monica Ward (Italian), Annie Bovaird (English)

Elena is the main heroine of the series. She is Zick's best friend. She later becomes a Monster Keeper.

  • Redhead In Green: Mainly in the animated series, via a green shirt. She wears multiple outfits in the comics that vary in colors.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite her attitude she has a soft spot for cute things, like with her cat and Bombolo. Her tomboyish side isn't highlighted as much in the animated series.


"Frighten my enemies on this trip because fear is what drives out enemies."
Voiced by: Roberto Draghetti (Italian), Al Goulem (English)

Magnacat is the main villain in season 1. He is the president of Pyramid Inc., but in reality, he is a shape-shifting Gorka. His main plans are attempting to take over Bibbur-Si.

Moog Magister

"You're brave to take on the Moog Magister?"

Moog Magister is the main villain in season 2. He is the lord of the Anguanes.

Hector Sinestro

"I will have my revenge, or my name isn't Sinestro!"

Hector Sinestro is the main villain in season 2. He is a Dark Tamer who tries to get revenge on Zick's father, Zob.

Omnised and Omniquad

The two Gorka brothers and Magnacat's minions.


Omnised and Omniquad's replacement after the two are captured.

Emily Vermeer

Zick's aunt and an Anguane.


    Zick's family 

Greta Barrymore
"As a Keeper, I have the gift of Sight. I can pass this into few chosen people, and you, Elena, are one of them."
Voiced by: Alessandra Korompay (Italian), Pauline Little (English)

Zick's mother.

  • By the Eyes of the Blind: Is also able to see monsters and ghosts. Though she feigned ignorance of this early in the first season, for Zick's sake.
  • Inherent Gift: How Greta could pass the gift of sight to one person.
  • Meganekko: Is always seen wearing glasses.

Zobedja "Zob" Zick
"Kids. They never listen."
Voiced by: Andrea Ward (Italian), Mark Camacho (English)

Zick's father.

  • Action Dad: Even when shrunk, he can still kick some butt.

Theo Barrymore and Tessa Grange

Zick's maternal grandparents and white ghosts.

Ezeria Zick and Maria Bertold

Zick's paternal grandparents.

  • Adapted Out: They didn't make it to the animated series, as the issues that featured them went unadapted.

    Elena's Family 

Harvey Potato

Harvey is Elena's father.

Julie Potato

Elena's mother. Later in the series, she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl (in the comic book series, their names are Charlie and Violet).

Charlie and Violet Potato

Elena's younger twin siblings.

Porter/Lonzo Potato

Elena's 8-year-old cousin.


Elena's pet cat.

  • Hidden Depths: As stupid as he is, Purrcy has some awesome skills, such as making sand castles with his litter.


Elena's pet rabbit. In the comic book had a run-in with a Digesting Plant, with long-term effects.

  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Deputy-Deth had it trained to hunt Tamers. Part of the training included learning kung-fu.
  • Killer Rabbit: Becomes a dangerous part-monster after the run-in with the Digesting Plant, especially after Deputy-Deth had it trained to hunt down Tamers.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: After his training with Deputy-Deth, he can cut carrots in perfect halves with flying kicks, the carrot then exploding.

    The Monsters 

"Bombo likes your smelly shoes, Zick."
Voiced by: Pietro Ubaldi (Italian), Rick Jones (English)

One of the monsters in Zick's house under the supervision of Timothy, and later by Jeremy. He likes eating Zick's shoes, and cries when taking a diet. His crime is ignoring his diet and stealing some cakes.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: Shows signs of this from time to time. When the Bobaks have good news to share with Bombo at the start of "Bewitched Party", his first reaction is to get down on all fours and wag his tail, and when he's called by Greta for dinner in "The Horn of Kong", he comes rushing over, panting with his tongue lolling out and hands in a begging-like position.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: If motivated enough, Bombo can easily deal with any opponent by eating it. Just ask Zick's out-of-control Dom.
  • Big Eater: Even for a Bombo, hence his criminal record.
  • Denied Food as Punishment: Forced to go on diets that lasts only a couple of seconds whenever he misbehaves.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the comic: when Zick's out-of-control Dom tries to devour Zick, Bombo reacts by eating it, resulting in him becoming Zick's Domulacrum to reabsorb his Dom.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Is this to Zick and Elena whenever he joins them on an adventure.
  • Third-Person Person: Does this all the time.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Shoes. He tends to like Zick's the best, but he'll eat anyone's, given the opportunity.
  • You No Take Candle: Bombo isn't really the most...eloquent monster, to say the least.
    Bombo: No worry, Zick, Bombo has it all figured out. Bombo left Timothy a decoy—a dummy that look just like Bombo.

Snyakutz Bu

(After being put back together) "Thanks. Uh... you forgot to put my eye in."
Voiced by: Riccardo Peroni (Italian), Gordon Masten (English)

Snyakutz Bu is another monster in Zick's house under the supervision of Timothy and later by Jeremy. His crime is littering (leaving pieces of himself everywhere).

  • Extra Eyes: Has two extra ones on top of his head, with one in particular on a stalk.
  • Eye Pop: Quite literally, in this case. Whenever Bu gets frightened or knocked over, there's a good chance his eyes will pop out, along with other parts of his body.
  • Eye Spy: In "A Monster for Two", Bu uses one of his eyes in combination with Zick's Sight Dom to see where Scabby and Grood are hiding out.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: In some official English adaptations of the comics, he tends to have a vaguely French accent whenever he speaks. Averted in the English dub of the series, where this is dropped.


"Perhaps some music will calm [Jeremy] down."
A Bobak, yet another monster in the Barrymore's Detention Oasis. His crime is playing violin horribly out of tune.
  • Blob Monster: Fits the bill quite nicely, as does his entire species. Blobby? Check! Jelly-like? Check! Able to stick and hang from surfaces? Check and checkmate!
  • Dreadful Musician: Loves to play the violin, but is terrible at it.
  • Those Two Guys: Him and Ben-Talak. They're together all the time and one is never seen without the other close by.


"Ignorant creatures...It's a storm. Hot and cold air collide and produce electric charges. (lightning strikes, scaring him) Have mercy on me, mighty lightning monsters!"
Also a Bobak, and another monster in the Barrymore's Detention Oasis. His crime is telling make-up stories and lying.


"When a Tutor of your status seeks out a hunter of my status, it’s because there’s some trouble ahead."
The legendary Gorka-hunter in Bibbur-Si. He is a Gingi with an eyepatch on his right eye.

Chumba Bagingi

"Ladies and gentlemen, the king of showoffs has arrived! I give you...Chumba Bagingi! Thank you! Thank you!"
One the monsters under Lardine's Detention Oasis. He is an exhibitionist, a monster who makes himself visible to humans. He escaped when Lardine was resting in Elena's House. He was saved by Zick and Elena from two Dark Phantoms, and later was captured by Zick.

    The Tutors 

"As you can see, things are very different in the world of Monsters—their crimes are very bad—but as their Tutor, I will re-educate and protect them!"
Voiced by: Oliviero Dinelli (Italian), Michel Perron (English)

Zick's cat and Tutor. A very mysterious and sarcastic being, but a great help to Zick. He is the leader of the Barrymore's Detention Oasis.

  • Extreme Doormat: In "Zick vs. Zick", he takes responsibility for giving Zick freedom and is forced to obey Jeremy-Joth by leaving the house. However, they seem to come to good terms in "The Horn of Kong".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be quite hard on Zick and the monsters in his Detention Oasis, but usually not without reason, and deep down, he does care about them.
  • Mentor Mascot: A Tutor who takes the appearance of a cat and teaches Zick what he needs to know about the monster world and being a Tamer.
  • Noodle Incident: He's a Star Tutor, the star being a decoration for incredible valor that is given once every hundred years. What he did to earn it has never been explained.
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves the Barrymore house in "Zick vs. Zick", but returns eight episodes later in "The General Inspector".

"I don't want to see your ugly mugs loafing around this house again! This is an oasis of detention, not an amusement park for Monsters! And starting right now, that is exactly how it's going to be run!"
Voiced by: Ambrogio Colombo (Italian), Terrence Scammell (English)

One of the four Maximum Tutors. Strict and mean, Jeremy replaces Timothy as the leader of the Barrymore's Detention Oasis after the latter broke many of the rules of Bibbur-Si. Later, he steps down from that position, allowing Timothy to return, and, in season two of the animated series, becomes the leader of the Ancient Armory.

  • Cats Are Mean: Subverted in that he's not really a cat, but a Maximum Tutor.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He has no problem yelling and bossing around both Tamers and Monsters alike as long as it gets results.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his first appearance, he sends Omnised and Omniquad off running and is shown to have a strict and nasty attitude.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Has this in spades right from the get-go. He does lighten up over time, though.
  • Jerkass: In "Zick vs. Zick", he tells Elena to leave and later kicks Timothy out of the Barrymore house for breaking a lot of rules and refuses to allow Zick to say goodbye to him. He also treats Zick and the other monsters like crap and zaps the former's shoes without regret.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does have a caring side for Zick and Elena, as shown in "The Devourer".
  • No Indoor Voice: Shouts a lot. It's practically his normal tone of voice.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: A non-villainous example. At the end of "Zick vs. Zick", he replaces Timothy as the head of the Barrymore house and makes life harder for Zick and the monsters throughout the first half of Season 1.


Voiced by: Cinzia Massironi (Italian)

The only female cat and Tutor (in the cartoon). She is in charge of the Detention Oasis at Port Reef.

  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is actually Larraby-Tuth, but prefers to be called by her nickname Lardine.
  • Seen It All: Her monsters are completely insane (enough to drive Timothy crazy when they're temporarily entrusted to him), and dealing with them has left her unable to be surprised by anything.
  • The Smurfette Principle: At least in the animated series; the comic features a number of other female Tutors.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Her monsters aren't very bright. Once, they tried to escape by hiding in a picnic basket.

    The Tamers 

Tadduja "Teddy" Thaur
Voiced by: Massimo di Benedetto (Italian), Daniel Brochu (English)

A 14 year-old Tamer, and one of Zick's friends. He is a show-off, arrogant and boastful to anyone. He sometimes respects Zick, but not Elena that he always call her Potato.

Terrentuja "Terrence" Thaur

Voiced by: Claudio Moneta (Italian), Mark Hauser (English)

Teddy's father.

Johanna Tulasech

Teddy's mother.

Lay Mamery

A 14 year-old female Tamer, one of Zick's new friends. She is admired by the young male Tamers, including Teddy and Zick, a reason that Elena is a bit jealous of her.

  • Action Girl: Par for the course as a Tamer.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Tends to wear clothing that show off her belly quite a bit.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Elena's Betty for Zick's Archie, and the Archie for Zick's Betty and Teddy's Veronica.
  • Dude Magnet: Both Zick and Teddy have the hots for her, much to Elena's dismay on the former.
  • Hot for Teacher: In the comic series, she has a crush on her teacher Dan Tulasech.

Bobby Clash

Voiced by: Jodie Resther (English)

A new young Tamer in the Ancient Armory, and a new character in the second season of the animated series. He is very handsome and popular among the girls in the Armory especially Elena and Lay, which made Zick a bit jealous of him.

  • Canon Foreigner: He never appears in the comics and is exclusive to the animated series.
  • Chick Magnet: Has Elena and Lay fall for him without even trying, much to Zick's and Teddy's dismay.

    Other characters 

Patty Smirnov and Mattie O'Hare

Voiced by: Monica Bertolotti (Patty, Italian) and Raffaella Castelli (Mattie, Italian)

Patty and Mattie are the two school journalists who tease Elena for hanging out with Zick.

  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: When they found out about the world of monsters.
  • Paparazzi: As journalists, they love digging up any good dirt and passing it along.

David McMackamack

Voiced by: Alessio Ward (Italian)

David is a bully who picks on Zick, but stops bullying him once he becomes Annie's friend.

    Comic-only characters 


An ex-Tutor Maxim out of the job because of abusing power.

  • Baleful Polymorph: His ultimate fate: he's turned in an actual cat for good.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Has an annoying habit of making some fine points, especially when he's being a jerk. One moment above all is when he's at Zick's home to prevent him and Greta from assisting Timothy, Jeremy and the adult Tamers (currently fugitives from the law): he forces Zick to carry around a retrained were-Puffy and never leaves Greta, and Zick still escapes surveillance and Greta bolts the very moment he lets her shower alone on condition she sings to prove she's still there (Greta has Bombo sing in her place).
  • Karmic Transformation: He's turned into a regular cat on being defeated, the very punishment he wanted to inflict on Timothy and Jeremy.

Charlie Schuster

Elena's imaginary best friend.

  • Adapted Out: The stories that involved him like issue 6, 8 and 12 either edit him out or are skipped entirely.
  • Imaginary Friend: Revealed to Zick near the end of issue 6. Somewhat subverted with it being explained that he's only real in the monster world. He mostly appears when Elena needs him most.
  • Reincarnation: His essence gets ended up in one of Elena's younger twin siblings by the end of issue 8. She even names him after him.