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    General 
  • Badass Adorable: They may be cute, but the world they live in can get very treacherous. But as they've proven time and time again, they can handle it.
  • Cute Monster Girl: They're monsters who, due to their feminine features and bright, pastel colors, are still quite cute.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: They're the daughters of famous monsters and many of them have a dark, somewhat frightful appearance—but they're not malicious.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: In the reboot, the pets of the four main ghouls are either dogs or dog-like- Frankie has Watzie, which looks like a dog stitched up from different body parts, Clawdeen's Crescent is now a dog (unlike the original's cat-like form), Cleo has Tut, which is a jackal, and even Count Fabulous, Draculaura's pet, looks like a half bat and half dog: In some toys, his wings are replaced by legs with paws, implying he can change forms. The only outlier is Lagoona, who got to keep her pet fish.
  • Multinational Team: They consist of a Romanian, American, German, Australian, Arab and (formerly) an unknown nationality.
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    Frankie Stein 
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Voiced By: Kate Higgins (2010-2016), Cassandra Lee Morris (2016-2018), Iris Menas (2022-present)
Played By: Ceci Balagot
A girl created by Frankenstein's Monster and his bride (mad scientists in this universe), and their daughter. In most Generation 1 continuities, she was stated to only be 15 days old at the start and attended high school as the "new girl".

In G2 starting with Welcome To Monster High, she's 115 days old and works with Draculaura, Clawdeen and their respective families to build the school. Plucky, fun-loving and klutzy, she alternates between series protagonist and Deuteragonist.

In G3, Frankie is the smartest of the ghouls, and is now non-binary. They were once again 15 days old at the time of both the movie and series.


  • Accidental Athlete: In "Fearleading Tryouts" she trips into the gym and with a bit of convenient pratfalls and a few of her own flying limbs, aces the audition.
  • Adaptational Gender Identity: Frankie was a cisgender girl for the first two generations, but G3 reimagines them as nonbinary and using they/them pronouns.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the original series, Frankie is portrayed as either an average or slightly above average student. Post Welcome to Monster High, she is the resident scientific and technological Teen Genius.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Holt Hyde calls her "Frankie Fine" in the web series and movies.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population:
    • She has mint green skin.
    • G3 gives them a more blue-ish coloration.
  • Artificial Limbs: G3 Frankie's lower left leg made of metal rather than flesh, which fits their lab monster status while also resembling a prosthetic. They accentuate this leg with a bold signature and sometimes footwear that leaves it visible, like a mismatched pair of boots with the right one covering the leg and the left one showing off the metal.
  • Badass Adorable: With big eyes, naivete and a nearly ineffable good attitude, this Frankenstein girl seems strangely cute! Freaky Fusion confirms: try to absorb her friends and she will take you out. Also, as her 2016 SDCC doll proves, she can hold her own as a (non-lethal) Ghostbuster.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Frankie's look is most often anchored to a preppy academy theme with all three signature versions of the character having plaid patterning and outfits that are firmly school-associated. Their G3 clothing also makes consistent use of graphic text accents in their clothing and accessories.
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: In Electrified, Frankie creates a cute Energy being named Znap with a blast of excess electricity.
  • Creepy Doll: Her pet in G2 is a haphazardly sewn-together teddy bear with bolts.
  • Cute and Psycho: Her Home Ick final definitely shows her scary mad-scientist side, as does the Electrified trailer.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Due to her tendency to fall apart in the least convenient moments.
  • Disney Death: In "Freaky Fusion", she uses her own life force, or Spark, to take down a rampaging creation of her grandfather Viktor that's captured her friends and threatens to destroy them. Doing so however uses her up, and she's effectively dead until her friends and schoolmates pull together to recharge her.
  • Demoted to Extra: She plays absolutely no role at all in the Haunted special and toyline.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her Sweet Screams look gives her bolt-shaped pupils.
  • Facial Markings: Her Ghouls Rule doll has blue lightning under her left eye, and her dance the Fright Away release gives her a yellow Aladdin Sane-esque lightning bolt over her left eye.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her outfits tend to have this to achieve a cobbled-together feel reflecting her origins.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Her father's the trope namer, and she is the descendant and an example. G1 and G2 Frankie have the requisite green skin, stitches, staples, and bolts, plus black-and-white hair taken from the Bride of Frankenstein. G3 Frankie is a little less like the Universal depiction, as their skin is blue, they only have thread stitches on their body, and they no longer have neck bolts, though bolts and staples do appear on their metal leg.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Emblematic stitches and staples (the latter being pre-G3) all over her body, which are all neat and clean.
  • Helping Hands: Frankie’s hands whenever her stitches come loose.
  • The Heroine: She always changes the way things were for the better.
  • Idea Bulb: Variation. Her neckbolts often spark when she gets an idea.
  • Identical Stranger: To a human scientist who came to Skull Shores sometime in the 20th century, sharing the same striped hair and heterochromia. Some fans believe that due to Frankie's patchwork nature, that same scientist may have been Human Resources for Frankie's head.
  • Insufferable Genius: Post-reboot. It's downplayed, but it's there.
    Moanica: [relates her plans for world domination.]
    Frankie: [Claps.] Ooh, nice. Very ambitious!
  • Mad Scientist: Well, she did build herself a boyfriend once.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Her head mold is squared to reflect her father, and her hair is a more even distribution of her mother's colors.
    • Her Sweet Screams design has a peppermint motif, due to the candy and her hair sharing a stripe pattern.
    • G3 Frankie has a budget doll wearing a dress and belt/tie chain accessory that very closely mimic their G1 counterpart's signature outfit.
  • Naïve Newcomer: At first, but integrates well. She makes it her own mission to help other newcomers.
  • Queer Colors: G3 Frankie is nonbinary and their color palette features a lot of blue, white, and pink in reference to the colors of the trans pride flag.
  • Queer Establishing Moment: G3 features two to establish their nonbinary gender identity, which is uncommon in media and a change from older incarnations of the character.
    • Their intro music video "Sparked to Life" features a brief section in the second chorus with the lyrics "It's 'they' for me, not 'he' or 'she'/'Cause labels ain't a thing for me".
    • Frankie's introduction in the series sees them introducing themselves in an assembly with their pronouns.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: Frankie in G1 and G3 was created only about two weeks before the start of the narrative, with this extremely short life story serving as a comical monster explanation for her/their naivete and excitement about the world. G1 Frankie's function as the protagonist and entry viewpoint character makes it even more integrated into her personality. G2 downplays it by having her being a few months old, but to similar effect.
  • Scary Stitches: Naturally. Even her Generation 1 and 2 pets have them: first Watzit, then a nameless stitched-up teddy.
  • Sense Freak: In generation 1: with all the basic intelligence of the average 15-year old yet little experience outside, everything is new to her and she wants to experience it all. She learns more over time. Generation 2 has her as 115 days old at the start, with more time to process things between her creation and entrance into the story.
  • Ship Tease: With both Jackson and Holt in Generation 1— twice! They sort of got together, took a break so the boys could sort out their issues, and were teasing at reuniting before the nullification of the Generation 1 canon.
  • Shock and Awe: Powered by electricity, and can use it in many ways—for example, in direct combat with jumper cable clamps on her bolts while standing on a metal floor.
  • Shout-Out: Her Gaga look is based on the rococo-esque hairstyle Gaga sported at the Brit Awards in 2010.
  • Stage Magician: Her role in the Freak Du Chic, where her independent body parts come in handy for the separation cabinet.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Bolts, both of metal and lightning. Her Scarily Ever After doll has a heavy sewing motif, including needles, thread, and scissors.
  • Tomboyish Name: Helps the pun.
  • Twofer Token Minority: G3 Frankie is nonbinary and has a prosthetic leg.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Well, her father is Frankenstein's Monster.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Both colors of lightning feature frequently in her outfits, sometimes both in the same ensemble.
  • Younger than She Looks: Despite looking like a teenager, at the beginning of the series proper, she's 15 days old. Then, her age was listed as "How many days has it been now?". In G2, she's 115 days old, but G3 brings them back to starting out at 15 days old.

    Draculaura 
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Voiced By: Debi Derryberry (2010-2018), Courtney Lin (2022-present)
Played By: Nayah Damasen
The adopted daughter of Dracula. Initially 1,599 years old before turning 1600 in Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?, she's peppy, sweet, and loves helping and being around her friends (and her boyfriend Clawd Wolf). Notable as being one of the only, if not the first, true vegetarian vampire, as she faints at the sight of blood and survives mostly on supplements and fruit, and shortly ran her own newsletter on the topic: V.A.M.P. - Vampires Advocating Meatless Protein. Diaries and other material heavily imply she wasn't always like this. After long being devoid of the powers granted to vampires, she received them in Frights, Camera, Action!.

In G2, she's lived a long time with only her father; and along with Frankie, Clawdeen, Clawdeen's family, and Dracula, she builds Monster High. She also has her vampire powers from the start. She's still sweet, slightly ditzy, and vegetarian.

In G3, she now has an interest in sorcery, and has lost her ditzy persona from previous generations, having become more calm and level-headed. In addition, the series ages her down to 1500.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: She was a sweet and fun-loving Genki Girl in the first two generations, whereas she's more sarcastic and aloof in Monster High: The Movie. The animated series restores her fun and sweet personality, although she's still as serious.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first two generations, Draculaura's hair was black with royal pink streaks. G3 makes it a half-and-half style, one side black and one side pink. The pink in her hair is also a bit lighter. Her eyes are purplish-pink instead of greyish-lavender, and her heart-shaped beauty mark is also black instead of pink.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She's the main star in "Frights, Camera, Action", and the plot centers around us learning some of Draculaura's history.
  • Afraid of Blood: Draculaura has a tendency to faint even at the mere mention of blood.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is light pink, with a hot pink heart birthmark on her left cheek.
  • A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma: Her collector's edition doll's box describes her as "A riddle wrapped in sweetness inside an infectious laugh".
  • The Atoner: Her diary actually implies that she is one. When her dad tells her that he wishes she'd return to "proper" vampire ways, she writes that she is resolved to never go back to how she was before.
  • Breakout Character: It's amazing how much merchandise she gets from the official company and fan works she gets from the fanbase.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Frequently. This is exploited mentally by the ghouls to set up Scarah and Invisibilly, since both are scared that Scarah's telepathic powers will make fools out of them. Clawd tells Billy that Scarah has a date in the cemetery, and Cleo tells Draculaura that Billy has a date in the cemetery, knowing that once she sees Scarah, the latter will pick up on her thoughts about the supposed date. It works, leaving Draculaura totally confused when Scarah and Billy are seen walking together the following day.
  • Cheery Pink: Covered in pink from head to toe and a very cheerful, upbeat person.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Her Monster Exchange ensemble has shades of this, with her typical pink in her hair, and her outfit inspired by various elements of traditional Japanese dress including a cherry-blossom branch with bats instead of flowers and blossom patterns on her outfit.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Draculaura's look is designed to reflect a sweet, feminine goth look with pink and black accents and often includes some masculine or formal or older-fashioned touches to reflect a modernized version of her father's attire.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She never uses them to suck blood, though.
  • Cute Witch: G3 Draculaura is learning magic in secret, and she is certainly adorable.
  • Dark Horse Victory: In "Talon Show", a webisode mainly focusing on Cleo and Clawdeen going to huge measures to score a role in a play, she gets the part at the end. And does pretty well.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Subverted in G1, where Draculaura was regularly seen out in daylight, but only through wearing a thick coat of powerful sunblock. It's played straight in G2, which is in line with the representation of vampires in Dracula.
  • Deuteragonist: Ostensibly, through marketing domination, multiple specials dedicated hugely to her, her own collector's edition doll and promotion to face of the franchise in 2016. She and Frankie even shared a Surprise Party in Volume 1 webisode "Party Planners".
  • The Ditz: To a very large degree, but she can occasionally show insight. She doesn't have this trait in G3.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Many of her outfits show degrees of this, with spooky touches like a bat-shaped ruffled collar or a spiderweb-patterned mermaid dress.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her Sweet Screams design includes heart-shaped pupils.
  • Facial Markings: Her Dance the Fright Away release gives her a Lizzie Hearts-esque pink heart around her right eye.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Draculaura certainly comes across as one.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Her newsletter "V.A.M.P." — "Vampires Advocating Meatless Protein."
  • Genki Girl: In the beginning she was super flighty and hyper, but she's a little mellower now.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A signature of Draculaura's in G1 and G2, used to highlight her sweet and excitable personality and featured in her signature designs for each generation. G3 averts this, with Draculaura's personality changing to be less peppy and pigtails staying out of her looks.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Some of her outfits have masculine influences, like her signature look and her collector doll.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She has a gothic aesthetic and is a magic user in G3.
  • Granola Girl: Vegetarianism is a big part of her character, but with a passion for legendary shopping sprees and luxury items she's far from a dirty hippie.
  • Happily Adopted: As revealed in her second edition diary, by Dracula. And later on also by his wife, Ramoanah.
  • Hartman Hips: G3 Draculaura's bottom half is notably wider and more shapely than that of her past incarnations.
  • Heroic Bastard: Camilla and Gaius never wed, making her this.
  • Hidden Depths: Draculaura's 2nd edition diary began to go into her Dark and Troubled Past—her father, rather than the Dracula we know, is an even older master vampire (Bram Stoker's villain was a less powerful upstart who used her father's name to impress and terrorize locals til he fell prey to Laser-Guided Karma), who took in Draculaura (perhaps just Laura then) and her mother "when no one else would" over a thousand years ago. The brief diary for her collector doll provided a timeline— her father was the Roman soldier Gaius who fell in love with her mother Camilla, but he died in battle before she was born. Dracula, having known and been friends with Gaius' great grandfather moved his home to Dacia and took Camilla in. Draculaura was named in his honor at birth. In the year she turned 16, a plague swept the village they lived in and claimed Camilla's life. Fearful to lose Draculaura as well, Dracula turned her into a vampire. The collector's edition diary even describes her as a riddle.
  • I Love You, Vampire Son: A platonic example. Dracula cares a lot about her, and lets her have whatever makes her happy—even if he doesn't completely approve some of her less orthodox life choices.
  • Joshikousei: In "Sayonara Draculaura", she gets a Sailor Fuku at the Shibooya exchange school—matching all the students there, natch. Sailor-type outfits also include her Skull Shores swimsuit and Shriek Wrecked dress.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Cute, cheerful, and iconically designed.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: In Boo York, Boo York after Pharaoh's big performance, she rattles off one of these as a run-on paragraph. True to form for MH's resident Motor Mouth.
    Draculaura: So let me see if I've got this right. First Deuce breaks up with Cleo. Then Cleo decides to do that comet ceremony thing with Seth Ptolemy. But Seth is all like, "Nope, never mind, and by the way, I'm that rapper Pharaoh and (makes gang signs) I want to fang out with Catty Noir." And now you're saying that this party is completely out of King Tutankrab-rolls? (crying noise)
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: In her bat form, she can scream loud enough to take someone out.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: She's 1600 and dating a mortal werewolf, who's only 18.
  • Meaningful Name: Laura is from the Roman laurel, meaning peace. Draculaura is a uniquely peaceful vampire—fully vegetarian and kind to a fault, despite her sad past and fearsome forebears. Also, the Romans held laurel crowns as a prize for winners, making her name mean 'Winner' too.
  • Military Brat: Her birth father and adoptive father both were in the Roman army. The former died in battle.
  • Missing Mom: Camilla, who died of The Black Death. Draculaura now has a not-wicked stepmother (Ramoanah) as of "Draculaura and the New Stepmomster".
  • Motor Mouth: While they're driving to school, she puts Clawd to sleep with a gossip tirade.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • She fuses with Robecca, as they share a Victorian fashion influence.
    • G3 Draculaura's signature doll includes a bottle of SPF 500 sunscreen, which she used in G1, and its color is conspicuously yellow against her pink and black design. Bright yellow became the tertiary color of G1 Draculaura's palette.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In Frights, Camera, Action she uses this to distract Stoker from the ghouls, amping up her ditziness.
    Draculaura: Pink's my favorite color. What's yours?
    Stoker: (exasperated sigh)
  • Nice Girl: In all generations, Draculaura's not only fun-loving and cheerful, she's deeply kind. Examples include when she's at risk of expulsion in "Witch Hitch" yet she refuses to use a spell that would hurt Toralei, and later uses a potion on Toralei to prevent her from spilling Lagoona's secret instead of hers, and in "Nightmare Nightmore" while she's jealous of Abbey stealing the attention off her first Nightmore party she never takes it out on her or blames her, recognizing that it'd be unfair.
  • Official Couple: With Clawd, in Generation 1.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 1599 years old at the beginning of the series proper. A big show was made of her turning 1600 as it was used for both a doll collection/line (Draculaura's Sweet 1600) and it was the main event of Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love.
  • Only One Name: One of the few characters who has no last name that we know of.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Not too different though, just vegetarian.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Justified in this case, as the sun protection her parasols provide is necessary for her.
  • Perky Goth: Just about the happiest gothic lolita vampire you've ever seen!
  • Pink Heroine: G2 makes heavily pink Draculaura into the protagonist character.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She is one of the more girly characters among the main cast, with pink streaks in her hair, predominately pink outfits, and pale pink skin.
  • Pointy Ears: Her entire facial design is a bit of a shout-out to Bela Lugosi.
  • The Pollyanna: She's got an idealistic view of life that she never lets go of. Considering the Dark and Troubled Past we've gotten glimpses of, that could be her way of dealing with life—letting go of old miseries and looking towards the bright and happy things and the monsters she loves.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her G1 basic outfit looks like fishnets under a miniskirt. They're actually fishnet tights which end right above the boots. Subverted with her G2 basic outfit, a dress, only having tights in its CGI adaptation.
  • Race Lift: Generation 3 makes her half-Romanian, half-Taiwanese instead of fully Romanian.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Mostly pink hair, and a really sweet kid.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Her Elegant Gothic Lolita style and tattoo-like birthmark on her cheek recall Emilie Autumn.
    • Her backup-dancer doll seen in the "Gaga For Ghouls" video has Gaga's bow-hair style.
  • The Smart Gal: Mentioned to be one of the smartest kids in G3.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Often in Generation 1, a main plot point including her was her various follies with dating—until she became an Official Couple with Clawd.
  • Stocking Filler: In her "Day at the Maul" fashion pack, the skirt comes with black stockings over white fishnets.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Hearts, bows, and bats. Lips will occasionally show up in her outfits, too, due to the association with a vampire's bite.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Lagoona's Tomboy, in the original ghouls.
  • True Blue Femininity: G2 makes light blue the accent color to her standard color scheme.
  • Vampire Lolita Archetype: Draculaura fits in some of the traits, being the daughter of Dracula (in this rendition) and is one of the somewhat younger members of the group. She dresses in modern goth Lolita clothing.
  • Vampire Vords: She can pronounce her Ws, at least, but she otherwise has a noticeable (and very cute) Hungarian/Romanian accent.
  • Vampires Are Rich: Legendarily loaded—coupled with Cleo, it's seen in Scaris: City of Frights that their combined shopping power stacks a wheeled cart to the roof.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Played absolutely straight. She drinks no blood at all.
  • Visual Pun: Her Great Scarrier Reef transformation gives her a lower body of webbed tentacles, a feature of the vampire squid.
  • Was Once a Man: Used to be a human girl before being turned into a vampire.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Small in normal and bat form, but thanks to evasive maneuvers and selective supersonic screaming she's a worthy opponent against (for example) murderous acrobatic zombies with serious claws.
  • Weaponized Headgear: In the G3 series she has a large hat. Not only is it big enough to protect her from the sun, it also can be used as a weapon.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the beginning, she couldn't even say the word blood without fainting (or nearly fainting). As of about Volume 4, this doesn't come up anymore.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her Ghoul To Bat doll gives her a large pair of hot pink satin wings, patterned with fanged hearts and bats. The play factor comes from transforming the doll through pulling the top of its dress out and downward, exposing the wings.

    Clawdeen Wolf 
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Click here to see Clawdeen's Generation 3 appearance. 
Voiced By: Salli Saffioti (2010-2018), Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (2022-present)
Played By: Miia Harris

Daughter of The Wolf Man. A fashionista and neophyte fashion designer, she's forthright and has a knack for looking into tough situations. Fiercely loyal to her friends, fiercely protective of her friends, and all-around fierce.

In G3, she is the main protagonist who is half-human, half-werewolf, and tries to keep her human side a secret from the other monsters while trying to fit in amongst them.


  • American Accents: In G1, she and her sisters (but not her brother) speak with a faint accent. Salli Saffioti has a New York heritage, and puts this forth while acting to give Clawdeen a bit of urban vibe, so when the other sisters came in their voice actresses followed suit.
  • Ascended Extra: As with Twyla, zig-zagged by her Freak du Chic doll: more detailed and different than her minor appearance in said webisodes, but only available at Target. She even became the main protagonist of the franchise, surpassing Frankie, beginning in Generation 3.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In G1 and G2, Clawdeen is a confident and fierce girl who is very self-assured. G3 makes Clawdeen more awkward and significantly less confident than her other counterparts.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Downplayed. In G1 and G2 Clawdeen is a full werewolf, but G3 makes her a half werewolf, half human hybrid.
  • Aww Look They Really Do Love Each Other: She has this with both Clawd and Howleen. They do have spats and fight but at the end of the day, they all do love each other very much.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: G3 gives her glasses.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Djinni learns this in 13 Wishes: don't mess with Howleen. And in Welcome To Monster High, it's implied she would've mauled Frankie and Draculaura if they hadn't proved themselves to be monsters, and friendly.
  • Broken Pedestal: Moanatella Ghostier was her fashion inspiration until she learned exactly how she'd been keeping her place in the industry.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: G1 Clawdeen's fashion is usually on the cutting edge and designed to look bold, confident, and trendy with edgy hair colors and clothing cuts and fur accents. Clawdeen's looks also feature frequent usage of jewelry that is conspicuously and consistently golden as a subtle nod to werewolves' aversion to silver. Even as her future incarnations lessened her edge, she retains gold accents and fur costume elements as well as experimental hair colors and makeup.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Yeah. Not so much in wolf form, where they go full-on More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
  • Facial Markings: Green crescents over and under her left eye in her "Dance the Fright Away" release.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Her reboot dolls all have a slight version of this.
  • Fashion Designer: She sketches and creates many of her and her friends' outfits, and her first big stint as one is the main point of Scaris: City of Frights.
  • Femme Fatalons: Which she once used to puncture a casketball just by gripping it too hard.
  • The Fashionista: Notable in that she views fashion both as an art and in a business sense; she hopes to one day own her own fashion line, and plans her classes accordingly. She aspires to become a Fashion Designer.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Few dolls of hers have been released without a gold accent. This is fitting, since there's no way she'd be wearing silver.
  • Hairy Girl: The reboot gives Clawdeen some molded fur on her shins and forearms.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: It's explained in-universe that the one benefit of Clawdeen's constantly growing hair is that it allows her to be very experimental with it, so in each doll of hers her hair undergoes a substantial color change.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: In G1, it's established that this is her family situation, but we only see three siblings in the MH media, all of whom are in the teen range. G2 begins to play it straighter, with Clawd and Howleen returning and several previously-unseen younger siblings being included onscreen and in the toys. If one takes both the dolls and books as canon, she has eleven siblingsnote , making her the third of twelve kids. Howleen's diary mentions three unnamed older brothers who have moved out which makes fifteen kids, and Clawdeen the sixth.
  • Missing Mom: In G3, her mother has been missing for ten years, and Clawdeen wants to find out where she went.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits: Brother. This with Draculaura and Clawd in the early stages of their relationship, but she's now come to accept it—and nobody's threatening it on her watch.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Clawdeen can sometimes react like a typical wolf, e.g. howling when excited or growling when angry. It's more apparent in the second generation.
  • Mythology Gag: She fuses with Venus, as both are toothy monsters with a spiky fashion sense.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: In the G3 animated series, it's established that despite being raised in the human world and shunned for being a "monster girl", Clawdeen loves all things creepy and spooky. She loves a grave full of skulls and snakes and later hides in it, her reaction to Spectra wailing in her face is pure joy that ghosts are real, and when she sees that the ice cream is made of eyeballs, she's overjoyed.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: She is adamant about being her own hair stylist, and does a very good job.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different:
    • While Clawdeen's features are consistently wolflike, she usually keeps her animalistic side under control... except during the full moon (when she becomes more daring and energetic than usual). "Fur Will Fly" showed her using this transformation to beat Heath Burns (he didn't know that day was a full moon, and it gave her super-speed, beating him even with his head start).
    • Welcome To Monster High gives her a real wolf form, and shows she can switch between wolflike girl and actual wolf.
    • Gen 3 seems to have made her half-human/half-werewolf allowing her to shift to a fully human appearance (mostly turning out of anxiety). Ironically this makes her more like traditional werewolves who are able to do so in most myths.
  • The Nose Knows: It comes with being a werewolf. The phrase is even a family catchphrase.
  • Race Lift: She is Afro-Latina in G3.
  • The Rival: At first with Cleo, but they got over it.
  • Sassy Black Woman:
  • Shout-Out: Her hairstyle on her Gaga doll is the soda-can rollers seen in Telephone.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Crescent moons, bones, and/or animal print patterns feature in almost every outfit she wears.
  • Traumatic Haircut: In Clawd's first release diary it's revealed she once accidentally snipped all of her hair off. It grew back quickly, but it still left her pretty down. Draculaura even suggested her and Frankie cut all their hair off too in solidarity... until Frankie reminded her that unlike werewolves, their hair would take a much longer time to grow back.
  • Unusual Ears: Wolf ears, on top of her head.
  • Zipperiffic: This is occasionally a theme in her outfits.

    Lagoona Blue 
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Voiced By: Laura Bailey (2010-2016), Larissa Gallagher (2016-2018), Valeria Rodriguez (2022-present)
Played By: Lina Lecompte

Daughter of the Sea Monster. A level-headed and laid-back character, Lagoona spends most of her time in the water (either in the ocean or the school's swimming pool) and is the gang's resident surfer girl and school swim captain. Amiable and helpful to almost everyone, she usually has to ground her friends if they get carried away. As a saltwater monster she frequently has issues with her freshwater boyfriend Gillington "Gil" Webber, because of his parents' prejudice towards her.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
    • Generation 2 has her eyes be cyan instead of green.
    • Generation 3 makes her scales pink with some transluscent blue parts, making her name a tad ironic. Her eye color is also hazel this time.
  • Awesome Aussie: She fits this trope in G1 and G2.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Howleen makes a wish turning her freshwater in 13 Wishes, which eventually causes her to become this.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Lagoona's fashion trends toward sporty activewear and with that in conjunction with her monster type, features a lot of mesh/fishnet elements even in some of her more glammed-up looks.
  • Cool Big Sis: To three younger brothers and a sister.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Portrayed as a spacey girl who (literally) bathes in moisturizer in the anime adaption.
  • Cute and Psycho: In Gerneration Three. She'll be a sweet, down-to-earth girl one minute, then squeeing about cannibalism the next.
  • Day in the Limelight: The spring 2016 CG special Great Scarrier Reef has her as the main character.
  • Ear Fins: Lagoona was the first, but far from the last, doll to have fishy fins in the place of her ears.
  • Facial Markings: Aquamarine sea stars on her right eye in her "Dance the Fright Away" release.
  • Fish People: Since fish monsters are an iconic horror trope, a fish girl was a must for the OG 6.
  • Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: Used to be friends with Kala, and until they talk things out at the end of the Great Scarrier Reef, she's Lagoona's worst nightmare.
  • Grin of Audacity: In the G3 animated series, she has a tendency to show off her teeth this way. When a (supposed) human crashes onto the stage and everyone else is fleeing in fear, she just grins as if itching for a fight.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Her Dawn of the Dance hairdo includes a gigantic fish-fin mohawk.
  • In Love with Love: Lagoona's defining trait in Generation 3. She loves romance, and wants herself and her peers to have epic love stories like in her favorite telenovelas. However, those telenovelas are marketed for sea monsters, and include a lot of monsters eating each other.
  • Light-Haired Swimmer: Blond and associated with water. G3 is pastel pink and blue.
  • My Greatest Failure: As a kid, she was passionate about dancing and won several awards. Then, thanks to Kala tying up her shoelaces in a fit of jealousy, she froze up at a crucial moment of a performance in front of almost every resident of the Great Scarrier Reef. This incident spurred her on to leaving the Reef for Monster High, gave her intense stage fright, and made her refuse to dance in public for years.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Posea's the cause of this, dragging her back to the Reef with her magic to overcome her fear... which is so bad it's wilting her "sea lifeline", or the flower representing her lifeforce.
  • Mythology Gag: She fuses with Jinafire, as they're elemental opposites. Also, Chinese dragons were revered as guardians of water, and each lake had one.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: The aesthetic of her "Beach Beasties" doll, which bears great resemblance to Viperine Gorgon, who was released later.
  • Official Couple: With Gil, and the second oldest one next to Cleo and Deuce.
  • Only Sane Woman: Lagoona is the most down-to-earth, level-headed member of the main group. Also in the videogame New Ghoul in School she's the only one in the Council besides the Player Character who stays un-cursed, and the de facto leader of the un-cursed students.
  • Pass Fail: In Generation 1, at least, she's actually half ocean nymph, half sea monster. However, she is only called "Daughter of the Sea Monster" and she isn't treated as a Hybrid during Freaky Fusion by her classmates, but is sympathetic towards the Hybrids. Thus, unless Mattel just forgot, it can be assumed that she's passing as a one-race monster.
  • Performance Anxiety: She was humiliated as a child, and now freezes up every time she goes onstage. Thank Kala for it.
  • Race Lift: In Generation 3, she now hails from Honduras.
  • Scary Teeth: G3 gives Lagoona a mouth full of sharp shark-like teeth.
  • Shout-Out: Her Zomby Gaga doll has hair and a headband evocative of Gaga's looks in Judas and Telephone.
  • Stocking Filler: In her basic outfit, she wears fishnet stockings.
  • Super Speed: Post-reboot, she has this even on land and on her skateboard.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Draculaura's Girly Girl.
  • Tsundere: G3 Lagoona describes herself as the perfect mix of sweet and sour, fierce but also kind. She's got a mouthful of Scary Teeth that can filet a fish in a snap of a fin, but she also accepts all monsters regardless of stereotypes.
  • Unusual Ears: Lagoona actually has fins for ears.
  • Youthful Freckles: Emphasizing her spacey and amped-up nature.

    Cleo De Nile 
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Voiced By: Salli Saffioti (2010-2018), Kausar Mohammed (2022-present)
Played By: Jy Prishkulnik

Daughter of the Mummy, here Ramses De Nile by name. Resident Alpha Bitch and head of the fearleading squad, she's known mostly for her wealth and icy personality at school. In truth, she's quite sensitive and down to earth, but has been groomed to think of herself as better than everyone else.

In G2, she's a Lovable Alpha Bitch from the start, found by the ghouls in her tomb.


  • Arranged Marriage: In Boo York, Boo York Ramses and Nefera attempt to manipulate her into one with Seth Ptolemy, named a promise ceremony.
  • Big Bad: Of the first TV Special and the first half of the Volume 1-webisodes.
  • Characterization Marches On: Has what might be the strongest and most consistent development of any character in the series.
  • Cruel Cheerleader: Head fearleader of the squad.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Cleo's fashion sense draws heavily from Ancient Egypt and almost always has a very high-fashion spin on it to emphasize her class, wealth, age, and position as a queen bee among her peers.
  • Cool Crown: She'll occasionally wear Egyptian tiaras, such as in her Boo York and Music Class dolls.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Done subtly with her Boo York, Boo York two-pack release, where she reflects Deuce's outfit with the snakes on her shoes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: From a narcissistic, self serving Alpha Bitch antagonist to a generous, loyal true leader.
  • Empty Eyes: G3 Cleo's dolls have blue pupils to make her eyes look faded and undead.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her G2 "Meet The Ghouls" video has her hosting a talk show, with herself as the guest. Naturally, there's a bit of ego-fanning back-and-forth between host Cleo and guest Cleo, but she does take a moment to give a genuinely heartwarming shout-out to her friends, which perfectly illustrates her character.
  • Facial Markings: Besides her regular crystal-shaped left birthmark under her left eye, she gets five more diamond-shaped ones under her right in her "Dance the Fright Away" release.
  • Family Honor: Most of the more ambitious things Cleo does is because she feels obliged to as a De Nile.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: "Freaky Fridate" has this happen with Ghoulia when she accidentally touches one of Daddy's idols that Ghoulia's also holding.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Not a doll release of hers without a gold accent, and her favorite color (shared with Clawdeen) is gold. Her reboot wrappings are also slightly gold, to tell from her skin.
  • Grapes of Luxury: Her favorite food is grapes, and this is how she prefers to eat them.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: To go with her Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Cleo takes this to the highest level by having actual streaks of gold in her basic look's otherwise brown hair. All of her doll releases flaunt a splash of gold hair.
  • Harp of Femininity: Her Music Class release gives her a copper-toned one that resembles a row of teeth. The upper row can be removed to reveal an oversized comb for the owner to use.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Cleo started out as a bit of a snob/bully and the series' Big Bad, but has progressed into a supportive friend, especially in the Breather Episode about Ghoulia and Dead Fast. She is now a part of the Original Ghouls, and has gone from Alpha Bitch to Lovable Alpha Bitch for good.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • At first a Straw Character antagonist, her vulnerabilities and insecurities have now come to light. She's proud and domineering, but she's truly a princess of the people. In Boo York, Boo York, it's shown in her heart she knows that as a queen-to-be, she must give the people what they want.
    • As of Season 3, she treats all of her friends as she does Ghoulia - caring and compassionate but still dominant.
    • The diary included in her 'Gloom and Bloom' release is a richly detailed account of her backstory and how her family came to be in their current form.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Her growth in becoming a nicer person comes to a head when she sends all ten-thousand of her royal servants to the comic auction that Ghoulia couldn't attend in order to win said comic for her. But, of course, the comic is slipped to Ghoulia discreetly, and Cleo tells the other ghouls not to let this info get around and ruin her rep.
  • Icy Blue Eyes / Innocent Blue Eyes: Her sky-blue eyes accentuate her ice queen personality, but also play up her kindness of heart and anxiety about her role. The latter is shown extensively in Boo York, Boo York.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cleo can be quite stuck-up and mean to the ghouls, but is also happy to help them when there is a problem. She "secretly" thanks Ghoulia for all her help by getting her the rare Dead Fast comic.
  • The Lancer: She has connections.
  • Large Ham: She is extremely dramatic and overacts all of her tribulations. There's a reason she's the "undead diva".
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Cleo acts egocentric and temperamental, but when push comes to shove, she's a kind and loyal friend.
  • Meaningful Name: "De Nile" sounds like "denial", fitting for her original Never My Fault attitude and superiority.
  • Missing Mom: Crosses with Chekhov M.I.A.: Robecca finds her in her SDCC diary! For this, Cleo's indebted to Robecca.
  • Mummy: Cleo is the brand's primary representation of this classic horror monster, and her depiction as a mummy has become gradually more "undead" across the reboots. In G1, she could be taken as a living human without the context of her clothing's bandage motifs, but G2 added bandages sculpted onto her dolls' limbs and showed Cleo being able to control bandages to ensnare people and move around, and G3 retained these while also giving her dolls' eyes deadened blue pupils and showing in the fiction that Cleo's organs have been removed in embalming, as she keeps her still-beating heart in a canopic jar.
  • Mythology Gag: She fuses with Toralei. Cats were sacred to the Ancient Egyptians.
  • Official Couple: With Deuce pre-G3. Also with Clawd offscreen, prior to the start of G1's story.
  • Oh, Crap!: She's given some of the series' more notable examples.
    • In "A Scare of a Dare" Frankie texts some boys "Party at my house, spread the word." Cleo laughs, disbelieving, and says that Frankie's parents will freak out when all those people show up at their house. "My house?" says a puzzled Frankie. "Cleo, it was your phone." Cleo grabs the phone, realizes Frankie was right—and Cleo's eyes go wide with dread as she goes, "Oh no."
    • "Freakout Friday" showed a bigger one when Ghoulia, who Cleo gave the Amulet of Nuckennutten to, is gone. Since the amulet protected the wearer and those with her, Cleo thought Ghoulia would stay close to her, thus keeping Cleo safe. Realizing she's gone, Cleo realizes she's just as much a target as the others.
  • Oh, My Gods!: Due to being of Egyptian heritage, she often replaces "God" with "Ra".
  • Older Than They Look: Pre-reboot, she's listed as 5843 years old, "give or take a couple". Post-reboot, she's 3357 (according to the website) or 6000 (according to her intro webisode) years old. Give or take a couple, indeed.
  • Pest Controller: G3 Cleo has a small army of scarabs hidden in her wrappings for whatever she needs, whether it's threatening people with a curse or picking up her dropped eye scream.
  • Rich Bitch: An afterlife's worth of royal reserve cash, and royal haughtiness.
  • Royal Brat: Egyptian heritage, folks! This behavior was drilled into her by her father whom she was entombed with for several thousand years. She's gotten much better, though.
  • Seductive Mummy: When not royally pissed, she can be sultry, glamorous and romantic.
  • Shout-Out: Her Gaga doll is based on the Poker Face era, with the long hair and bangs seen in Gaga's earlier videos.
  • Spare to the Throne: She's next in line to Nefera. G3 Cleo even makes a joke about "accidents" at one point.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Cleo's eyes are golden in G3 to emphasize her non-human nature.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: While she normally relies on Ghoulia for their school projects, her Egyptian background makes her a perfect fit for the mad science project she and Ghoulia do about perfumes. Unfortunately, Ghoulia feels unneeded and sidelined for the first time, and Cleo needs to go and build her confidence.
  • True Blue Femininity: She exudes it more than the others.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Exemplified in Ghouls Rule! and Boo York, Boo York, where she demonstrates that she really doesn't want to let her father Ramses down.
  • Whip It Good: Post-reboot, she can use her wraps in this way—but in a more full body wrap style, instead of actually whipping others.
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    Ghoulia Yelps 
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Voiced By: Audu Paden (2010-2018); Felicia Day (2022-present)
Played By: Lilah Fitzgerald

Daughter of the Zombies. Despite only being able to speak zombie, she's widely known as the smartest girl in school. She is also Cleo's best friend (and all-around personal assistant).


  • Adventurer Outfit: In her SDCC 2017 two-pack with Cleo, she wears one to excavate the tomb.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She's a very light grey in Generation 1, and a pale green in Generation 3.
  • Attractive Zombie: Is very cute for a zombie.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: In "Dodgeskull" she calculates in "Charlie-Vision" how best to take out a group of heckling classmates with a dodgeball. She gets them all and nails the lead heckler a few times for good measure—despite the fact she should have lost the game the moment she dropped the ball.
  • Badass Adorable:
    • In webisode "Unlife to Live", she single-handedly solves ALL the problems in the school, but nobody knows...and she just appears to be sitting around.
    • And in Boo York, Boo York (along with Abbey Bominable) is able to stop Astranova's ship from crashing into Boo York City, averting an Earth-Shattering Kaboom.
  • Badass Bookworm: Solves big problems through intelligence, and converted a significant part of the school underbelly into her own personal lab.
  • Basement-Dweller: Averted on the most part (she's much more intelligent and put-together), though she flirts with the idea, due to her preference for fast food and her Scaris hoodie-dress.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Her Love's Not Dead doll has this.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Ghoulia's outfits in both G1 and G3 trend toward the informal to emphasize her geeky qualities. G1 Ghoulia had a fifties/sixties theme with red and blue colors, all reflecting retro cinema and the era of the defining zombie movie. G3 Ghoulia has more of a street-skater theme with bright popping colors that have a different modern-retro feeling.
  • Creator Cameo: Named after Julia Phelps, who worked on the original Monster High pitch.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Light blue in G1 and a darker blue in G3, both matching.
  • Cute Mute: Only speaks in moans (the Zombie language) but she sure is cute.
  • The Dragon: To Cleo. She is the mostly in the first movie and the first season of the webisodes, but with Cleo having a Heel–Face Turn, Ghoulia gradually grows into her own character.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: The Zombie language sounds remarkably unintelligent, but her written word proves Ghoulia is downright fluent in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her Sweet Screams doll has gummy-worm-textured irises, and her Love's Not Dead doll gives her eyes red reflections.
  • Fantastic Racism: In her diary, she implies that that zombies are not well liked for being hard to understand and their sluggish behavior. Ghoulia even buys a "Zombies Are Monsters Too" shirt to make a statement, but can't bear to wear it openly.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: "Freaky Fridate" has this happen with Cleo when Cleo accidentally touches one of Dad's idols that Ghoulia's holding.
  • Frozen Face: Though she can occasionally force a rather pained-looking Un-Smile, a groan, or even, in the case of the webisode "Mad Science Fair", a truly epic Slasher Smile that only manages to dodge being terrifying by happening as she finally gets back at Cleo for using her.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Not only is she the smartest ghoul in the school, but she once invented a two story tall trash-to-fuel recycling machine as a Mad Science Fair project. Also note the comet-stopping.
  • Gamer Chick: Not as pronounced as it is with Kjersti Trollson, but Ghoulia's fond of gaming and regularly gets high scores in a Dead Fast licensed game. She beats Kjersti twice: in an online MMORPG PvP battle, and in the leaderboard for Dead Fast. When Kjersti comes to Monster High to meet her greatest rival, they end up becoming friends over their mutual love of video games. The trait persists in G3—her signature doll is released with a handheld gaming console patterned after the Nintendo Switch.
  • Good with Numbers: As one of the series' girl geniuses, you bet.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Ghoulia can hack anything in a few seconds with her laptop, including satellites. Well, almost anything...she couldn't hack the gossip column to find out who was running it.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The zombie language is nothing more than groans, but the other monsters mostly understand her.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her San Diego Comic-Con exclusive doll is her cosplaying as Dead Fast with a haul of Dead Fast convention merchandise.
  • Meaningful Name: It's not just a generic spooky pun on "Julia"—in Night of the Living Dead (1968), the film that made zombies what they are today and which Ghoulia's retro elements also reference, the only designation actually provided to refer to the undead monsters is "ghouls".
  • Morality Pet: To Cleo as her best friend: in Fright On! her unconditional friendship makes Cleo tear up. In fact, a moment of kindness toward Ghoulia is the first indication we see of Cleo's character development.
  • Mythology Gag: Her Sweet Screams doll is themed after gummy candy, mainly, gummy worms. This ties into her existing worm motif that is associated with decay.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Even for a zombie nerd girl, she's quite a hottie.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite Cleo's rather forceful personality, the pair genuinely consider each other best friends. Even before her character development, Cleo's friendship with Ghoulia was a sign of her softer side.
  • Official Couple: With Slo Mo.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Ghoulia can't speak anything other than zombie, but she happens to be the smartest student in school and prefers fast food over brains. Sometimes she might only do one major action but it makes or saves the day in each episode... and movie.
  • Out of Focus: Ghoulia's promience in G1 was reduced in multiple ways afterward.
    • Mattel attempted to play Ghoulia this way during G2 due to backlash from her character's notable total absence, and made promises of her making a big return, but this return was in the form of a single SDCC collector-doll two-pack release that fell in the G1 continuity, and Ghoulia within the context of G2 was Put on a Bus with no evidence she existed in its continuity.
    • None of the 2022 collector-oriented doll lines rereleasing and iterating upon the G1 Original Ghouls (Haunt Couture, Reel Drama, and Boo-riginal Creeproduction) include the full squad of six, but Ghoulia is the only character left out of all three.
    • In G3, Ghoulia is pointedly given a signature release alongside the other Original Ghouls but is no longer played in the fiction as prominently as the other five and has only one doll release in the G3 starting assortment while the others, even Deuce, have multiple.
  • The Owl-Knowing One: One of the smartest MH characters, and her pet is an owl, Sir Hoots-a-Lot.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Has a longstanding crush on Dead Fast, a fictional superhero.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Ghoulia's right!" Pretty much every one of the main characters has said this at least once.
  • Retraux: Her theme is decidedly retro, with cat-eye glasses and bold, simple patterns in her outfits, with dashes of modern and nerd playing into her overall look.
  • Shrinking Violet: The shyest among the ghouls.
  • The Smart Girl: She's very intelligent, and the others turn to her when something technical needs attention.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's defined strongly by her intelligence, and wears glasses as a signature. Even her owl pet wears them in G3!
  • Suddenly Voiced: She speaks in full sentences instead of zombie moans in G3.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Cherries, brains, glasses, bones, worms, and graves.
  • Techno Wizard: She's great with that laptop of hers, and made a video game just to decide who she'd date in less than a day.
  • Tuckerization: Named after Mattel employee Julia Phelps, who was on the original team working on Monster High.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: In the anime adaption, Ghoulia's pet owl, Sir Hoots-a-lot, speaks for her in lieu of zombie moans.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Ghoulia is a zombie and thus has grey skin.

Ghouls

    Abbey Bominable 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald (2011-2016), Cristina Milizia (Adventures of the Ghoul Squad), Aishwarya Pillai (2022-present)
Played By: Nasiv Sall

Daughter of The Yeti. A foreign exchange student from the mountains who tends to unintentionally insult other monsters with her awkward grasp of the English language, along with other culture clashes. She often talks about yaks.


  • Action Girl: Abbey is one of the most athletic and physically strong girls in school.
  • Adaptational Curves: Gets notably curvier in G3, thanks to the new more variable models.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is light blue. And sparkly.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: Subverted; people worried she'd end up like this when her diary was released because she's from the Himalayas and speaks broken English, but Erin Fitzgerald gave her a Russian accent instead. When she became South Asian coded in G3, her broken English was dropped.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: She often says words that sound Russian, but don't even exist in the language and are clearly fake.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's protective of her friends and won't leave them alone if they're troubled, such as when she goes to comfort Iris after Manny's faux-pas in the creepateria.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: Her monster type. She even is the cousin of Marisol Coxi, the daughter of the South American Bigfoot.
  • Bishie Sparkle: If you're wondering, it's ice.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's never afraid to speak her mind.
  • Contralto of Danger: Stockiest of the ghouls with a deep Russian accent.
  • Cute Bruiser: Abbey is a white-haired girl with fluffy arm and leg warmers, a very slim build... and she can tie a metal horseshoe in a knot with her bare hands.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Tusks!
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually less due to actual sarcasm rather than to her personality. See Dull Surprise and Malaproper.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: With Marisol in Monster Picchu. Abbey urges Mari to get to the train for Monster High, but as they become increasingly derailed by their adventures, Abbey starts to have more fun, and ends up staying behind for an extra week and taking over Mari's vlog in the meantime.
  • Demoted to Extra: Though she was never one of the main characters, she had comparatively larger roles in some movies (like running for school president in 13 Wishes), whereas in other ones she is only present in the background of certain crowd shots and doesn't even have any lines. She is absent from the Gen 2 fiction altogether.
  • Dull Surprise: "Of course I am excited. Can't you tell?"
  • Elemental Hair Colors: White and blue, ice powers.
  • Exotic Eye Designs:
    • Her Sweet Screams doll has starburst designs in her irises.
    • Her reboot design includes eye reflections shaped like seven-pointed stars.
  • Fish out of Water: Or rather out of ice.
  • Hairy Girl: The reboot gives Abbey some molded fur like her cousin Mari's.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Easily towers over most of the rest of the female cast. This is not the case with her dolls, which are the standard height.
  • An Ice Person: She can freeze things with a touch, and she constantly has snowflakes trailing after her.
  • Ice Queen: Naturally enough, yet subverted; she just unintentionally gives this impression with her words often being short, sharp, and hurtfully direct. She explains in her profile that this is because talking is "an oxygen waste" in the freezing climate of her native home, causing a lot of them to conserve oxygen and words by being more direct.
  • Literal-Minded: Was this when first arriving at Monster High, but has been growing out of it over time.
  • Malaproper/Dull Surprise: Due to "Yetish" being her first language and English being her second.
  • Misplaced Accent: She's from the Himalayas but has a Russian accent. G3 brings an end to this.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Her voice and personality fit the trope even though she's supposed to be from the Himalayas.
  • My Nayme Is: It's spelled like the monastery, not like "Abby", which is likely to make a Stealth Pun on her Himalayan origins.note 
  • Mystical White Hair: Her dominant color, and she's the daughter of a mysterious snow-beast.
  • Mythology Gag: Her Sweet Screams design is ice-cream themed, since she's a cold-weather monster.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Her Music Festival doll looks like this, with a scarf headband and a flowy top.
  • New Transfer Student: For a while.
  • Pointy Ears: For an added hint of beastliness.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Pretty much her shtick.
  • Pretty in Mink: Her basic dress is trimmed with white fur, paired with a white fur headband. Many of her outfits flaunt fur in some way, most likely a holdover from living 24/7 in a mountain range.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: Subverted: yetis aren't really a warrior people, just really tough.
  • Race Lift: She goes from vaguely Russian in Generations 1 and 2 to South Asian-coded in G3, likely to more accurately represent Abbey's Himalayan origins.
  • Ship Tease: With Heath, bordering on being an Official Couple.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In spades.
  • Values Dissonance: In-Universe. Part of the reason why she's so prone to Poor Communication Kills is that, in the Himalayas, the air is thin and there's not much oxygen, so sentences are as short and to the point as possible to conserve oxygen.
  • Worthy Opponent: During the frequent sleepover game of "Gargoyles to Gargoyles" to which she is new, Abbey ignores the ghouls' suggestions to let Cleo win. When Abbey finally wins, Cleo stands up in shock...only to reveal that she's glad she's finally found someone worth playing against, and challenges Abbey to another game.
  • You No Take Candle: Her English is slightly broken.

    Spectra Vondergeist 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald (2010-2018); Valeria Rodriguez (2022-present)
The soft-voiced, but not necessarily soft-spoken daughter of ghosts. Introduced as a ruthless and tricky gossip columnist who maintained the "Ghostly Gossip"; she was shown to be misunderstood of the influence of her column, but kept it up. As of Haunted she fully saw the harm rumors could cause, and decided to become a trustworthy journalist. She renamed her column the "Gory Gazette" following this change.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In the special Haunted.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: White with limbs that become transparent at the extremities.
  • Arc Villainess: She's the primary antagonist of the Ghostly Gossip arc in the second season of the webisodes, causing much problems for the heroes/protagonist. However, she's more Obliviously Evil, as she doesn't understand the repercussions of her gossip.
  • The Atoner: Implied with the ball-and-chain motif (see Shout Out). While it isn't clear what her "crimes" may have been, Spectra says in her profile that she "find[s] that it's unhealthy to focus on what one does wrong especially when contrasted with all the good one does in the unlife."
  • Chained by Fashion: Every doll of hers heavily features chains and shackles. Her Ghouls' Getaway release gives her chains made out of bamboo links.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has purple sclerae to make her especially eerie.
  • Goth: Likes black, purple, and chains.
  • Heel–Face Turn: From a malicious gossip to a dedicated, kind, and heroic trustworthy news source.
  • Hidden Depths: In Clawd's first diary, she features as a nuisance twisting rumors to attack him. It's shown in her own first diary with Ghoulia that she actually had a pretty rough familial past, left unclear for now. In the short story that comes with her figure, it's revealed that the reason she became a gossip was to deal with the stress she got from moving schools from Haunted High to MH.
  • Invisibility: Well, she is a ghost. It comes in handy when you're the school's resident gossip.
  • Malicious Slander: Subverted, and Played With. In the webisode and CG special storyline Spectra never intended for her gossip column to harm anyone; she was just fascinated by the lives of the other ghouls and wanted to share their exploits with others, but was too shy to ask them for permission...or to ask them for the whole story, leading to a lot of misunderstandings from her only getting pieces of the story and then using her imagination to fill in the rest. In the diary storylines, she's a borderline-pathological liar who doesn't care if what she writes harms others— and gets ticked if people confront her about writing incorrect stories.
  • School Newspaper News Hound: Was this as the gossip columnist, and still this now.
  • Same Character, But Different: Her doll persona/diary narrative is a stark contrast to her webisode identity - Diary Spectra is malicious, rude and a pathological liar while her webisode/TV special identity is actually as soft spoken and sweet as her profile claims.
  • Ship Tease: With Porter Geiss in Haunted.
  • Shout-Out: Her ball-and-chain motif is similar to the chains that Jacob Marley's ghost wore as a representation of his earthly sins.
  • Shrinking Violet: While her gossip column is famous, Spectra herself is painfully shy. This is further alluded to with her character's mostly-purple color scheme. Following heavy Character Development she's a lot more outspoken now.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Blue, with purple sclera.
  • Techno Wizard: Not even Ghoulia can hack into her blog!
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In Haunted, she gives one to Revenant.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Being the school gossip hound, she has this in spades. For example, while she claims in her first diary that she was once a royal, there's no way to tell if that's fact or fiction.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Played straight for her diary personality, averted for all other forms of media.
  • Vocal Dissonance: You'd expect her to have a snooty voice since she goes around spreading tall tales. Instead, she has a soft, whispery, childlike voice, which highly contrasts with her angular features and chained up punk style.
  • The Von Trope Family: Her surname, with their components separated, would be "Von der Geist." This may or not be credence to her "descendant from nobility" story. Also, she is most likely from Germany.

    Operetta 
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Voiced By: Cindy Robinson
Daughter of The Phantom of the Opera. A bodacious character with a rockabilly style (think the 50s, but goth), she's a skilled musician— shown to skillfully play piano, violin, guitar and banjo. Tends to do her own thing most of the time, and won't hang with monsters unless they earn her respect.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light purple.
  • American Accents: Sports a Southern accent with a noticeable drawl, even though her father is from France. It's justified by Word of God as her parents moved from France to New Orleans when she was little.
  • Brown Note: She notes in her profile that her singing drives monsters crazy when they hear it live.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Operetta's fashion is pretty firmly rooted in the 1950s, with her prime influence being from rockabilly/greaser culture as a more modern take on a musical Phantom. Other outfits of hers move away from this edge but remain in the era, like her Frights, Camera, Action! doll having a classic Hollywood look.
  • Cool Mask: Operetta has several types of heart-shaped face masks (and one spider web), which cover the left side of her face as a fashion statement. Her Frights, Camera, Action outfit trades out the eye mask for a fascinator with a veil that covers her scars.
  • Cool Shades: Her Frightseers doll gives her purple crystal-encrusted sunglasses, with the crystals more heavily concentrated on the right in an abstract music note to hide her scar.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Her first mention was in Holt's diary. She's reappeared in Spectra's diary and Cleo's 2nd edition diary.
  • Fiery Redhead: She doesn't take well to being threatened, nor being talked about behind her back.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has scars along the left side of her face patterned like swirling musical staffs around a treble clef, which go down to a spider web formation on her shoulder. Like her father, she usually covers the left side of her face. Unlike her father, it's not out of shame, but to make a fashion statement.
  • Gone Horribly Right: After overhearing Cleo insulting hernote , she plans to reaffirm Cleo's suspicions about Deuce and break them up by feigning a relationship with him. Once she talks to him, though, and realizes their genuine affection, she decides to help Deuce instead by writing a song to Cleo to help him express his feelings. However, Spectra appears and snaps a picture of the two going to Operetta's catacombs, causing the original plan to go into effect anyway.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Shatters a crystal idol with her voice in "Monster Mashionals Part 2", windows in Frights, Camera, Action, and "Uncommon Cold" shows that even her sneezes can be supersonic.
  • Meaningful Name: An operetta is essentially a smaller-scale opera production, fitting for the daughter of the Phantom.
  • Official Couple: With Johnny Spirit as of Haunted.
  • One of the Boys: May be this, as she says her best friends are Deuce and Holt.
  • Only One Name: Only goes by "Operetta", not even something like "Operetta Phantom".
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: In Haunted it's shown that phantoms and banshees count as ghosts and are thus susceptible to "detention chains", chains which cannot be destroyed but merely transferred and only worked off if the original chain-ee (Revenant) does good deeds.
  • Ship Sinking: She went out with Holt in the diaries, but because of Holt's temper, it didn't last long.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Piano keys, dice, vinyl records, and spider webs provide the majority of the patterns on her outfits.
  • The '50s: Dresses in a retro/rockabilly style, and her "Frights, Camera, Action" outfit is influenced by the golden age of Hollywood.
  • The Rival: Cleo initially sees her as this when it comes to Deuce, but Operetta isn't into him.
  • Two-Faced: Like her father, she has scars down the left side of her face and body. While she does wear facial accessories like her father, hers are intended to accentuate and bring attention to her scars.
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    Toralei Stripe 
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Voiced By: America Young (2011-2018), Paloma Rodriguez (Adventures of the Ghoul Squad), Alexa Kahn (2022-present)

A werecat who was introduced in the first episode of Volume 2, she's 16 years old and on the first of her nine lives. Her initial story was that when she got tired of Cleo's perfectionist attitude, she and the Werecat Twins left the fearleading squad, and later after seeing how well the squad was doing with Frankie, Draculaura and Clawdeen, she tried to rejoin only to be rejected by Cleo. In the Monster Mashionals storyline, Toralei leaked the Monster High routine to their rivals Smogsnort's Vampiric Academy as revenge, but failed to make them lose. She's later re-inducted to the squad, but gets suspended for cheating on a test. Her and the ghouls butt heads once more in Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love and Boo York, Boo York...but it doesn't end well either time, thanks to Villain Decay. Now Toralei's just more of an occasional nuisance than an actual threat. Her online bio describes her as the personification of the mean girl with a posse.


  • Adaptational Nationality: Toralei has an English accent in G3.
  • Alpha Bitch: Bitchiness scale rating: under Nefera but above Cleo.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Valentine in 'Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?'.
  • Bilingual Bonus/Meaningful Name: "Tora" means "tiger" in Japanese.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Based on her artwork, you'd never guess just how malicious she can get.
  • British Rockstar: In G3, Toralei is lead singer of her band The Hissfits, and speaks with a London accent.
  • Catchphrase: Frequently prefaces things with "mrowww".
  • Cats Are Mean: Her crowning moment is stealing Cleo's routine at fearleading camp.
  • Cats Hate Water: Being a werecat, she really doesn't like water. Great Scarrier Reef reveals that she can't swim, and she's not at all happy when she gets turned into a mermaid since it means she's surrounded by water.
  • Cat Girl: Natch.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: A cute Cat Girl who really cannot sing.
  • Dartboard of Hate: In a Freeze-Frame Bonus from Great Scarrier Reef, Toralei is shown to have one of Cleo in her locker, along with two photos with the mummy girl's face Removed from the Picture.
  • Demoted to Extra: While she still appears in G2, her role as Monster High's main Alpha Bitch has largely been taken by Moanica.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Toralei has a habit of taking of her revenge schemes too far.
  • The Dragon: To Nefera in Boo York, Boo York.
  • Dreadful Musician: Her singing voice literally stops traffic. Toralei has a mix of awareness and not-caring on the matter, since she knows to win the Fierce Rockers vote by being nice to everyone, but deliberately unplugs the rigged mic that was supposed to auto-tune her voice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Stopped Nefera from cheating—also partially out of revenge for Nefera's lack of trust in the werecats' fearleading skills. Also, one diary reveals she doesn't find it funny to kick someone while they're down, and is actually a little hurt when accused of being this.
  • Fantastic Racism: In G3, she really hates humans and witches, strongly believing they don't belong in the monster world, and she's hellbent on getting Clawdeen (who's half-human) and Draculaura (who's secretly a witch) out of Monster High.
  • Fiery Redhead: Very quick to anger when her schemes fail, or she doesn't get what she wants.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Her left ear is notched, probably as a result of a fight.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Toralei's signature look in both G1 and G3 includes a leather jacket to give her a tough, rebellious edge suiting her role as a bully.
  • Hidden Depths: Her diary reveals why she has animosity towards Cleo and showcases her softer side. Not a complete sweetheart, but nicer than one would expect.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: This is why she participates in the supportive speech about Lagoona in Great Scarrier Reef. She doesn't like Kala picking on Lagoona, but she can.
  • Ironic Name: "Lorelei" refers to a siren-like being with a beautiful singing voice. Toralei's singing voice is a horrendous yowl.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Often.
  • Oh, Crap!: In Boo York, Boo York, she has this when she realizes the ghouls have followed her to Bloodway to retrieve the voice-holding comet crystal.
  • Only in It for the Money: Before thinking of taking the voices out of the crystal, the main reason she stole it was for a cash reward.
    Toralei: -singing horribly on the bridge- TORALEEEEEEEEEEEI! GONNA THROW THE CRYSTAAAL IN THE RIVEEER! GONNA GET A LOTTA MONAAAY FROM NE-FE-RAAA!
    [honked at loudly to stop.]
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Her Freaky Field Trip and Fierce Rockers dolls play on this, with blue accents contrasting her very orange colors.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In the time period leading up to Catty Noir's charity performance (where a lucky monster is nominated to sing alongside her), she notices that Toralei is being extra nice to everyone. She fails to realize that this is a ploy on Toralei's part to win the popular vote and get a chance to sing with Catty. Another occasion is more serious when she thanks the ghouls for not just ditching her in Scaris, while it is half-heartedly said she still seems to mean it and that the topic of being left behind makes her sad.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: In "Field of Screams", the Ghoul Sports tie-in, she's shown to be an ace at every sport. She's no team player by her own admission and mocks the ghouls initially, but when an opponent tries to say she can't play the claws are out.
  • Pet the Dog: During the Mashionals, as mentioned above. Also, her diary relates how she secretly helps a troll girl at Math Camp.
  • Pungeon Master: She makes at least one cat pun in every webisode she appears in.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A key trait of hers is that she's afflicted by overconfidence. When it comes to singing, she won't take any substitutions but her own voice, despite its awful sound.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Sometimes her name has been mistakenly spelled as Torelei.
  • Tightrope Walking: Her role in the Freak du Chic. Since she has innate feline balance, she's a natural, which she is quick to rub in her struggling fellow performer's faces.
  • Unusual Ears: Pointed cat ears on top of her head.
  • Voice Changeling: One of her special monster talents is perfectly mimicking anyone's voice and inflections. (i.e. she's a copy-cat.)

    Purrsephone and Meowlody 
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Voiced By: America Young
Purrsephone & Meowlody, otherwise also known as the Werecat Twins, largely exist as a silent girl posse for Toralei.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In the special webisode, "Games Ghouls Play," with a pair of weremouse-twin brothers.
    • Meowlody gets a solo release in the "Ghouls' Getaway" line without Purrsephone and Toralei.
  • Always Identical Twins: Aside from the hair and their leg markings being on opposite legs. All of their outfits are alternately-colored versions of the other's. Played more straight in the webisodes; they do little more than smirk at Toralei's shenanigans.
    • Averted in the diary. (See single-minded twins below.)
  • Birds of a Feather: They're listed as friends of all of the werecats.
  • Cat Girls: Natch.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: In their single diary, Meowlody writes in black ink, while Purrsephone writes in blue ink.
    • Meowlody's white-haired. Purrsephone's the brunette.
  • Cool Bike: A scooter. The Wheelin' Werecats playset reveals they share one.
  • Girl Posse: To Toralei. They think of her as a sister.
  • Punny Name: Purrsephone is a reference to Persephone of Greek myth, and Meowlody is a feline twist on "Melody".
  • Single-Minded Twins: Averted via the diary showing their differences: Purrsephone is slightly less likely to prank and has a desire to break away from her sister while Meowlody is much more chaotic and slightly more dominant.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Up until Great Scarrier Reef, their spoken lines were limited to meows or hisses. Then, near the end...
    Purrsephone: So mice to be able to talk now that Toralei is gone.
    Meowlody: Yeah, she always hogs the converrrsation.
  • Those Two Girls: Little to no dialogue between them. It's implied the reason they don't talk much is because Toralei tends to prevent them from doing so.

    Nefera De Nile 
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Voiced By: Wendee Lee
Cleo's malicious older sister who rejoices in asserting her authority over her younger sister and anyone else around. Along with Ramses De Nile in Boo York, Boo York, she seeks to establish a dynasty with the Ptolemys to gain fabulous wealth and power—at the cost of Cleo's happiness with Deuce.
  • Alpha Bitch: Even Toralei and Cleo cannot compare to Nefera's bitchiness.
  • Arranged Marriage: In Boo York, Boo York, Ramses initially wants to marry Nefera to Seth Ptolemy, since she is the eldest daughter of the De Nile family and the heir to his throne. However, Nefera refuses to go through with it, calling Seth "weird", and instead convinces her dad to have Cleo go through with the ceremony, citing her sister's people skills as the reason she would be a better fit.
  • Big Bad: Of Boo York, Boo York.
  • Big Sister Bully: Very clearly enjoys tormenting Cleo and, based on how Cleo reacts to her, always has.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sometimes, she has to be sneaky with her evil, like sending a group of rival models to a wonderful five-star restaurant but not paying for the meal they can never afford, or tapping into Deuce's insecurities to break him and Cleo up so her sister can be married into the Ptolemy dynasty.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Much like Cleo, Nefera features a high-fashion spin on Egyptian clothing with mummy motifs.
  • Cruel Cheerleader: Was this during her tenure at Monster High—she was even the captain before passing the reins onto her sister.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Has all of the ambitions of her power-hungry father.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First mentioned in Clawd's first and Cleo's second diaries before making an appearance in the webisodes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: After making a grand entrance, she taunts and then blackmails her sister into doing her bidding after finding out about the party thrown behind their father's back. This is all within about ten seconds.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: Averted. Among her many other sins, Nefera has no respect for her parents. Given her legacy (as the daughter of Ramses de Nile), it's not hard to see why.
  • Evil Is Petty: While she may have some grand schemes, she'll also try to prevent her sister from raising more charity money than her or blackmail her when she has a party.
  • Foil: To Cleo: she's an example of what her younger sister could have been if she hadn't gained a sense of compassion.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Again, with Cleo. Even pushed forward by her father.
  • It's All About Me: Nefera only ever thinks about herself and her own desires, and when things start to fall apart, she flips out. This is best shown in Boo York, Boo York, when her scheme to have Cleo forcibly married to Seth is foiled and the comet ceremony is stopped, and Nefera immediately starts whining about how she'll never get her own empire.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Monster Mashionals Part 2" Nefera uses the family idols to get her team of fearleaders to win, but this prompts the catgirls to help Cleo as they learned their lesson from last time and wanted to win fairly this time around. Ghoulia shows Scary Murphy a video of Nefera cheating, and in turn Nefera is stripped of her previous awards, causing her to give an anguish-filled, glass-shattering scream in defeat.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout/Glass-Shattering Sound: When Ghoulia exposes her cheating to Scary Murphy, this is her reaction to Scary Murphy's judgment against her. And her scream in Boo York, Boo York makes the entire gala look at her.
  • Meaningful Name: Obviously a Punny Name on "nefarious", but like her younger sister it also refers to a famous female ruler of Egypt (Nefertiti).
  • Rich Bitch: She puts Cleo's early nastiness to shame, and is shown in Boo York, Boo York to still not be satisfied with her massive wealth.
  • Royal Brat: She's the crown princess of the De Nile dynasty, something she never lets anyone forget about. Much like with Cleo, this behavior was drilled into Nefera by her father to make her an ideal ruler, but unlike her younger sister, Nefera relishes in her lofty position and loves making other people subservient to her.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Wrappings, hieroglyphs, and scarabs.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: This is her hairline on all of her dolls, and she's definitely a nasty piece of work.
  • Villain Song: She shares one with her father in Boo York, Boo York.

    Howleen Wolf 
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Click here to see Howleen's Generation 3 appearance. 
Voiced By: America Young (2011-2016), Victoria T Washington (2022-present)
Howleen is one of the many younger siblings in the wolf family and shares a room with Clawdeen. After being mentoned several times in diaries, she officially made her appearance in the second Monster High TV special Fright On. She was released as a doll in a 2-pack with Clawdeen in early 2012.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: She's no longer Clawdeen's sister in the G3 animated series.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Clawdeen, as mentioned from the beginning. Highlighted in Fright On with her "borrowing" several of Clawdeen's things without permission. She's even wiped snot off on one of Clawdeen's jackets.
  • American Accents
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Howleen's outfits follow a theme of looking more laid-back and eclectic/experimental, as she is characterized as having a disjointed and thrown-together fashion sense that directly contrasts her against her cutting-edge fashionista sister Clawdeen.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Natch, for a werewolf.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Her development in 13 Wishes and Fright On largely involved her trying to find her place among the student body and distinguish herself from her two older siblings.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Mentioned in Clawdeen's first diary, and later in Clawd's and Abbey's.
  • Evil Makeover: In 13 Wishes. Slashed and edgier clothes, heavy black eye makeup, orange eyes and a darkened color scheme to complement the Shadow Ghouls.
  • Hates Baths: In one of Clawdeen's diaries, she claims that Howleen doesn't take showers very often. However, Howleen herself attempts to refute this in her own diary, claiming that she just showers more quickly than her sister. It's not clear exactly who's more accurate, however.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Not on Clawdeen's level, but definitely.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Definitely has her moments.
  • Odd Name Out: Of the Wolf siblings seen—Clawd, Clawdia, and Clawdeen. However in the books she has siblings who share her name theme; triplet brothers Howldon and Howie and another brother named Howlmilton.
  • Passionate Sportsgirl: In the diaries, she beat Clawdeen in football.
  • Plucky Girl: Brash and hyperactive, but definitely resilient—she will not give up on something she wants.
  • Precocious Crush: Not as bad since they're both in high school. Howleen (14) gets a crush on Romulus (17-18) during Fierce Crush. She does get over it by the end of the episode, though.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between her and her best friend Twyla. Howleen's the red, which is assisted by their color schemes when she dyes her hair hot pink.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Short, with big hair, a lopsided ear, Cute Little Fangs, and big ol' eyes. Aww.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: She describes her fashion sense as "taking lots of different styles and mashing them together to make something totally new and creepy cool". Clawdeen says it looks like she got dressed in the dark.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Played with. Draculaura mentions her being all grown up, as she's starting Monster High. Also, as of 13 Wishes she gets a hair upgrade.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Natch for the Wolf fam.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Pawprints are her main motif.
  • Unwitting Pawn: 13 Wishes has Whisp manipulating her to use her wishes for dark purposes in an attempt to take over Monster High.

    Rochelle Goyle 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
The daughter of Scarisian gargoyles, she's incredibly protective of her friends.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light grey with stone speckling.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Rochelle's outfits often capture a vintage Parisian tone and cathedral architecture, with weathered black-and-white stripe patterns and accessories and clothing that reflect old ironwork designs.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Pink eyes, partially pink hair.
  • Cute Bruiser: A pastel style and a lilting french accent, and hard to beat on a roller derby maze track... for monsters.
  • Living Statue: It comes with being a gargoyle.
  • Meaningful Name: "Roche" is French for "rock". It also means "Peace", which is appropriate for a protector monster.
  • Mythology Gag: She's constantly in safety work, since gargoyles were meant to be protective symbols/beings for their respective buildings.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: She's a creature with a body of stone but her hair is soft and fluid like a human's.
  • Palette Swap: Her Ghoul Chat and Love in Scaris dolls have the same hair and makeup colors, but the distribution is reversed.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's 415.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: In her diary, she develops a crush on Deuce after he accidentally runs into her and, after getting his sunglasses knocked off, explains that his stone gaze does not work on gargoyles and basilisks. She knows that Deuce and Cleo are an item, but this does not stop her from getting her pet, Roux, to steal Deuce's casketball in order to lure Deuce to her. Though nothing more than talking occurred between Deuce and herself, Rochelle does admit to feeling somewhat guilty afterwards. She's reunited with her actual boyfriend, Garrott Du Roque, in Scaris: City of Frights.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Fleurs-de-lis, vintage stripe patterns, and architectural designs taken from French cathedrals.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Pink.
  • Unusual Ears: Shaped like bat wings and situated on top of her head.
  • Winged Humanoid: Following the classical gargoyle.
  • Yellow Sash of Power: In "The Halls Have Eyes", Rochelle is appointed with the position of Safety Monitor, and grapples with its' responsibilities when she feels like she's actively being a killjoy. It turns out her proactivity and dedication promoted her to leader of the school's Safety Team... which consists of Heath, Manny and Slo Mo.

    Venus McFlytrap 
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Voiced By: Julie Maddalena (2012-2016), Cassandra Lee Morris (2016-present)
Daughter of the Plant Monster. By her own description, she's a nature-loving eco-punk — which makes sense, considering her scaritage. Dedicated to promoting recycling and going green.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has bright green skin.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Can inflict a mild form of this on fellow monsters (see her Jedi Mind Trick section for more info)
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Venus is a punk plant monster whose clothes often use the aesthetic to feature spikes, rips, and tatters that reflect a flytrap's menacing teeth.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Comes with being a carnivorous plant. Curiously absent in CG.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Green streaks, plant powers.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Well, relatively so. Despite her punk-rock fashion sense, Venus is surprisingly mild-mannered and peaceful, though definitely passionate and loud when it comes to saving the planet.
  • Green Thumb: Has been shown to have an ability to magically grow and nurture plants on a few occassions. At other times she's seen caring for plants, Venus will be seen using ordinary gardening methods, at which she still seems to be excellent.
  • Granola Girl: She's obsessed with saving the environment. Howleen slightly fears her eco-spiels.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: She can use her "Power of Pollen Persuasion" to get others to do her bidding. However, she can only affect one monster at a time. (Unlike Batman's Poison Ivy, this works on all monsters, not just ones attracted to her.)
  • Man-Eating Plant: Her monster type, with sharp fangs and plant-like attributes. She does stick pretty close to the real-life inspiration for such monsters, though.
  • Plant Person: Has sharp flytrap teeth, leaf ears, vine accessories (the vines are molded on post-reboot), and bark-textured hands.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Vines, flytraps, and tooth-like spikes.
  • Talking to Plants: She does this constantly, talking to trees even after they've been processed into paper.

    Robecca Steam 
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Voiced By: Julie Maddalena
The robot daughter of a missing Mad Scientist, and extremely proficient with her rocket boots.
  • Ambiguously Brown: At first glance she appears to be brown-skinned, until you realize she's a robot and her "skin" is actually riveted copper plates. Yet her father is implied to be Desi, so isn't a stretch to think she is too.
  • Call-Back: The patterns on her Gore-geous Accessories dress are mechanical sketches for her Art Class welding mask and robot clock.
  • Clockwork Creature: Robecca is a steampunk humanoid robot powered by a lot of gears—the irises of her eyes are even gears and the back of her legs have spinning gears halfway inside her calves, which can rotate freely in her legs on her dolls.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: As a steampunk robot, her fashion is appropriately Victorian in influence with the addition of patterns that reference gears, clocks, machinery, or mechanical sketches.
  • Cute Machines: She has an adorable pet mechanical penguin named Captain Penny.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father is Hexiciah Steam, a mad scientist who went missing during an expedition a hundred years ago, though it's implied he may be still alive. She gets to briefly meet him again (from the past) in Freaky Fusion.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her irises are gears.
  • Happily Adopted: Lives with Kindergrubber, the Home Ick teacher at Monster High.
  • Jet Pack: She has rocket boosters built into her high-heeled boots — and enjoys performing daredevil stunts with them.
  • I Am Very British: Robecca is the series' first British character and speaks with a posh English accent.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Yes, she is, but with more daredevil traits than the traditional type.
  • Living MacGuffin: The Vampire's Heart (the artifact that decides the rulers of the vampires) was built into her chest by Hexiciah.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In Frights, Camera, Action: leaving the book marking all the ghouls' destinations out for Lord Stoker to follow was not very bright.
  • Older Than They Look: Robecca's creator designed her to look like a teenager—116 years ago.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Robecca lives a mostly ordinary life of a teenager despite being built in a laboratory and made of metal.
  • Robot Girl: She's a Victorian steampunk robot built in the shape of a teenage girl.
  • Robot Hair: Robecca's a copper robot with soft humanlike hair, though this is easily justified as a deliberate in-universe design choice for realism, as she was built by a human cyborg who wanted a daughter.
  • Steampunk: In both her body design and her fashion sense. Justified, seeing as she was built during the Victorian era. Accordingly, she favors Victorian or steampunk technology to modern inventions.
  • Tuckerization: Named after a character designer for the series, Rebecca Shipman.
  • Vocal Dissonance: She's a robot, but doesn't have a staticky, mechanical voice like you'd expect to hear from one.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Or monster rather, mixed with Do Androids Dream?. Her diary reveals that she has been exposed to some Fantastic Racism during the party at Draculaura's, courtesy of some goblin.

    Wydowna Spider 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
Daughter of Arachne. Introduced playing a semi-villainous role in the Polterghoul's story.
  • All There in the Manual: The webisodes and movies make no effort to characterize her or even include her for the most part, meaning that her diary is the most information one can get about her.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Stark black, #000000.
  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: NO, really?
  • Artistic License – Biology: Refers to having hearts in the plural, even though spiders have one heart, like humans.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Wydowna's fashion is based on her passion for comic books and comic writing, so her clothes include bright graphic text balloons, comic panels, and bitmapped dot gradients to reflect the way color was shaded in old comics.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Black ones!
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Look at her, then read her bio. Different than you might expect, right?
  • Extra Eyes: Has two pairs of insectoid eyes above her main humanoid ones.
  • Fangirl: Describes herself as a "fanghoul at hearts" and dresses in a "rock 'n' roll geek" style.
  • The Fashionista: Makes her own clothing, and is willing to make outfits for her friends.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six arms and her comic book self-insert is a villain.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Arachne was an arrogant weaver whose skill and blasphemous attitude and artwork enraged Athena, and was punished by being turned into the first spider. Wydowna is a spider monster who reflects her mother's behavior by making her own clothes.
    • From the diary, we learn more about Arachne. Apparently, she once wove a tapestry predicting Bloodgood's failure, reflecting the versions of the myth that blame her curse on her offensive artwork, and she goes "way back" with Medusa, as both were cursed by Athena.
  • No Brows: Justified, since her six pairs of eyes (with only the bottom pair being humanoid) would complicate eyebrow placement.
  • Out of Focus: Her appearance must really spook some people, because she rarely shows up in animated materials. Appears heavily in the Ghoulfriends books, and that's... about it.
  • Never Heard That One Before: Hates when monsters make black widow jokes about her.
  • Punny Name: "Black widow spider" meets Winona Ryder.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. Baddie in the comic, but a really nice ghoul.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Six of 'em.
  • Shout-Out: Her dolls' middle left hand hand is posed in the web-slinging manner.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Wydowna, not Widowna.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Her basic premise, taking visual cues from the black widow.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: If you didn't guess "spider webs", then you must not have read the rest of this entry. Her outfits also tend to have comic-styled sound effect bubbles.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: "Fonboo" note , since her six arms make it easy to try different flavor combinations.
  • Visual Pun: Has a widow's peak hairline.

    Scarah Screams 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald (webisodes), Paula Rhodes (Haunted)
Daughter of the Banshee. Possesses the ability to read minds; and can also communicate telepathically over long distances (albeit not well), as demonstrated in "I Scream, You Scream".
  • Alliterative Name: Scarah Screams.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Bluish mint, which is nearly identical to Frankie's.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally a background character in the webisodes.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Scarah is firmly sixties mod in sensibility, with her clothing featuring long boots, blocks of solid color, and a sense of striking simplicity that characterized fashion of the era.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Subverted. She says the hair is one thing Heath has going for him, but she ends up with Billy.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Assisted by one of Ghoulia's inventions, her and the ghouls take one to Hoodude's head in "Undo the Voodoo" after her initial attempt to read his mind doesn't exactly work.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Averted. She says her scream is not a weapon and that it isn't destructive.
  • Mythology Gag: She tends to shy away from others because her words are always interpreted as prophecies of doom.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Hoodude.
  • Oireland: Justified, considering banshees originate from Ireland. She doesn't like it when people try to imitate her voice and she says she dislikes certain cereal-brand jokes that people bring up around her.
  • Official Couple: With Billy as of "Scarah-voyant".
  • Our Banshees Are Louder: Or quieter. She actually doesn't scream much at all.
  • Pointy Ears: Likely because banshees are fairy spirits.
  • Prophet Eyes: Her eyes are blank white.
  • Psychic Powers: She possesses telepathy, likely to explain how banshees in myth know about impending deaths.
  • Sensory Overload: This causes Cleo's plan for Scarah to telepathically tell her a Home Ick recipe to go wrong. There are too many students in the halls, and Scarah ends up transmitting some of their thoughts, resulting in a catastrophic recipe in the classroom.
  • The '60s: All of her outfits are influenced by this era.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: She doesn't have a single theme uniting her outfits, but her Student Disembodied Council dress is covered in pop-art screaming faces, and her Ghoul Fair car wash outfit is themed on green soap suds and splatters.

    Iris Clops 
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Voiced By: Paula Rhodes
Iris is a klutzy cyclops who's kind, poetic, and passionate about astronomy. She had a crush on Manny for a while, but was turned off seeing how bullheaded he usually was. After discovering his inner poet with the help of the Inner Monster app and getting to know him better, she realized his Hidden Depths and the two have been dating ever since. Her initial release was with him as a 2014 San Diego Comic Con exclusive two-pack.

    Jane Boolittle 
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Voiced By: Stephanie Sheh
Daughter of Doctor Boolittle. Helps to promote the "Secret Creepers" line of secret-hiding representations of the characters' pets, as she looks after and talks to them.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple skin, which may be a Visual Pun on her personality.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Turns out to have better social potential than she thinks, due to observing everything that goes on at MH and thus having information to talk about with others.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Her clothes feature tribal accents rooted in African cultures and fur, feather, and bone details to emphasize this background.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her Ghouls' Getaway doll.
  • Darkest Africa: While not played as seriously as it would have been in the past, this is almost certainly where Jane comes from.
  • Facial Markings: Lines of blue dots under her eyes on her first two dolls.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her nails are very long, and her doll's hand mold is clawed (to be exact, it's the same mold as Rochelle and Clawdeen's). She herself isn't villainous.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Can communicate with animals, and loves to observe them.
  • Happily Adopted: By an Expy of Dr. Dolittle and his colleague, an expy of Dr. Moreau. Her true monster scaritage is unknown, as they found her at either 5 or 6 alone in the jungle.
  • Has Two Daddies: Depending on the gender of this universe's Dr. Moreau, Jane is implied to have been raised by two male scientists.
  • I Am Very British: Has a posh English accent.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: In her "Ghouls' Getaway" release, part of her hair is tied back into a high ponytail that's gelled into a fan shape.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Irony: Although her theme is pets and animals, her own pet, Needles, doesn't appear in the webisodes.
  • Jerkass Realization: A very minor case, and one against herself, as she realizes that she was wrong to complain about her appearance (and set off the other ghouls) after a lesson from Marisol Coxi.
  • Jungle Princess: This definitely contributes a bit to her theme and her name.
  • Lethal Chef: The reason Home Ick is her least favorite class. As she puts it, she can assemble the ingredients just fine, but trying to put them together ends in disaster.
  • Nature Lover: Loves to explore the jungle, and thus is listed as a friend of Venus, Gilda, and Batsy.
  • Not Good with People: Yeah. Actually was crawling through the vents in her first few days at MH just to avoid interacting with other students. She's gotten better since, but won't completely be out of her shell for a while.
  • Pretty in Mink: Subverted. While she does have fur accents in her outfits, it's to convey a wild theme, rather than elegance.
  • Scary Stitches: Needles is a "voodoo sloth" stitched together. Given Jane's ability to communicate with him, it's likely he's made out of real sloth parts.
  • Shout-Out: Her first name is likely one to the Jane of Tarzan.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's so shy that at first she doesn't even go to class, preferring to hide in the vents and observe the goings-on at school. Eventually she becomes confident enough to come out in the open and become friends with the main ghouls.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: While the colors imply that they're not real, she has a few bones and teeth in her accessories, and a belt of skulletes, as well as a skullette-topped staff. None of this is at all indicative of her personality, though.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Her "monster power", which she uses with the pets who have sneaked into Monster High.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Bones, feathers, and tribal skulls.
  • Vague Age: She's either 15 or 16.
  • Wild Child: It's how she knows how to talk to animals.
  • Witch Doctor: While her specific monster type is unknown, this is her theme. Her outfits are influenced by African tribal fashions, and include feather, bone, and skull accessories, and neck coils on her signature doll, and there are patterns of hands clutching mysterious plants on her Ghouls' Getaway dress. Her pet is a stitched-up voodoo sloth and she has the ability to talk to animals. However, due to being raised by scientists, her personality is that of a highly analytical junior anthropologist, studying the most mystifying creatures of all—high-schoolers.

    Amanita Nightshade 
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Voiced By: Heather Moiseve
A plant monster born from the seed of the Corpse Flower, an extremely rare flower which only blooms every 1300 years, Amanita is very beautiful but also very selfish. She has a history with Cleo de Nile's family and Deuce's mother Medusa. She's the signature doll corresponding to the "Bloom and Gloom" line.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Tea green.
  • Artistic License – Biology: In real life, the corpse flower is simply a horrible-smelling flower (which is referenced in the webisodes). In this universe, it's also monstrous and its offspring is a humanoid girl. However, the flower itself and Amanita match its real-life colors, and Amanita's green skin makes her the center of the flower when it opens.
  • Birds of a Feather: With her past owner Nefera de Nile, as both are incredibly narcissistic and obsessed with their own beauty.
  • The Bus Came Back: After abruptly disappearing from the story, she gets a new doll with Nefera in the "Scream and Sugar" bakery line.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Amanita's dolls follow a Victorian-influenced delicate style with purple and green and black tones and floral themes with skeletal leaves.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her outfits follow this theme, with an outdated style, purple and black colors, and lace accents.
  • Green Thumb: In "Bad Tomb-mates" it's shown that she's able to manipulate vines. She uses this ability to escape the De Nile tomb. And leave the de Niles behind. It's also implied that she can summon or regrow the Corpse Flower when she feels like an extra-long nap.
  • High-Class Gloves: Her second doll has these, molded with leafy patterns.
  • It's All About Me: She seems honestly confused when people don't worship her and do everything she asks of them.
  • It's Personal: Cleo's grudge against her. She could have saved Cleo's family from the tomb but pretty much forgot about them entirely once she was out.
  • Jerkass: Gee, you think? Amanita's completely self-absorbed, and frequently "borrows" other peoples' things without ever returning them. She's billed as a "bad seed" for a reason.
  • Karma Houdini: Amanita's favorite trick, although she likely doesn't realize what she's doing is wrong. She abandoned the de Niles in their tomb without consequence, and 1,300 years later, she steals all of Draculaura's belongings and disappears from the series.
  • Narcissist: The thought of thinking about other's needs before hers seems like an utterly alien concept to her, to the point that it's almost a case of Blue-and-Orange Morality.
  • Meaningful Name: Amanita is also the name for the genus of some of the most toxic mushrooms in the world. Well fitting her toxic personality and "creepy plant" themenote .
  • Obliviously Evil: She's just too wrapped up in herself to even begin to consider the effect of her actions on others.
  • Older Than They Look: Has probably existed for millenia, but looks like a teen girl.
  • Only Friend: To Nefera while she and Cleo and their father were trapped in the tomb, and apparently resumes her companionship once she wakes up again. Also lists her BFF as "Amanita Nightshade", so she's apparently her own only friend.
  • Plant Person: A fancier version than Venus. She's the offspring of a corpse flower, and able to control plants including her own flower whenever she feels like resting.
  • Pointy Ears: Likely to evoke the shape of a leaf.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Cleo, as both are superior and think highly of themselves. Cleo cares about others, though, whereas Amanita only thinks of herself.
  • Sticky Fingers: Stole Cleo's clothes when they were both in the tomb, various makeup items from the other ghouls at varying times, and the entirety of the contents of Draculaura's huge closet, while in the same room as her and all of her friends.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Flowers and skeletal leaves are recurring patterns in her outfits.
  • Third-Person Person: While she speaks in first person, Amanita writes in third person all the time in her diary and profile. It's probably because she feels the narration is more dramatic in third person, but more likely is that she loves the sound of her own name.
    Amanita: "You want Amanita to run? Oh no no no! Monsters run to Amanita Nightshade or for Amanita Nightshade. Amanita does not run."
  • 13 Is Unlucky: She sleeps for 1,300 years, and she's a negative force among the cast.
  • Unwanted False Faith: Completely averted. When other monsters mistake her for a goddess, she happily accepts their worship.
  • Valley Girl: Speaks with this accent.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears shortly after her introduction, though nobody was likely to miss her. Averted as of her second release in the Scream and Sugar line, which shows that she's decided to stick around.

    Casta Fierce 
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Voiced By: Kate Higgins
Daughter of Circe, and a famous pop star in the monster world. When her nerves overtake her while singing live she's prone to flubbing lyrics, which throws out accidental hexes on her fans. It happened so often that she now only sings live once a year, on Halloween (and doesn't get a pet because everyone would say it was an ex-fan). The webisode "Casta Vote" shows the venues for live performances are decided by online vote, and Monster High gets picked. She officially performs at Monster High on Halloween 2014, and the ghouls help her lose her stage fright with help from an interrupting Toralei.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Green skin, in reference to the old trope.
  • Classical Mythology: Circe, her mother, was a sorceress in Greek mythology who held up Odysseus and turned his men into pigs. Hence Casta's Mythology Gag of turning monsters into animals.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: She loves glittery outfits and accessories, and her dress is almost completely covered in glitter.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Purple, with orange starbursts around the pupil.
  • Facial Markings: She has a small gold slash coming down from her right eye.
  • Femme Fatalons: Has clawed fingers, as witches tend to do.
  • Forced Transformation: This is what happens to her fans when she makes a mistake in her songs. The mansters ask for this at the end of "I Casta Spell On You", and get turned into love bugs with little top hats!
  • Generation Xerox: As "Casta Vote" shows, she possesses the same hair color, skin color, immense beauty and immense talent of her mother.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Her ensemble includes a strappy studded leather neck harness complete with shoulder cages, and purple leather high heel booties. She's no baddie, though.
  • Hot Witch: Tall, beautiful, and vivacious, with a body-hugging Halloween-styled outfit.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Genuinely thanks Toralei for providing the distraction she needednote  to stop overthinking her lyrics. However, to Toralei, her idol Casta essentially thanked her for humiliating herself in front of everyone.
  • Mythology Gag: Her friendship with Catty Noir. Not only are they fellow pop stars, but black cats are most well-known for being witches' companions.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based pretty transparently on Beyoncé, with Casta's name mimicking Beyoncé's one-album alter ego Sasha Fierce and Casta's hairstyle taken from the "Single Ladies" music video.
  • Periphery Demographic: In-universe. The mansters are unashamedly as into Casta as the ghouls are, becoming instant fans, and they provided the necessary final votes to get Casta to perform at Monster High.
  • Pointy Ears: To emphasize her magical qualities, and also reference the traditional wicked witch look.
  • Power Incontinence: Simply invoking an animal in her lyrics is enough to turn her audience into whatever creature she accidentally referenced.
  • Scary Musician, Harmless Music: Wears an over-the-top rock outfit and her doll's face especially lives up to her name, but her music is bright pop with some rap-like verses before the chorus.
  • Shout-Out: The belts and ribbons tied to her mic stand are a reference to Steven Tyler tying scarves to his microphone stand.
  • Signature Song: In-universe, "The Witching Hour."
  • Statuesque Stunner: Taller than the rest of the cast, with the Big Sister doll mold.
  • Teen Idol: Toeing the line—she's 19.
  • Wicked Witch: Her mother Circe plays with this by having the traditional green skin, but otherwise, she looks like the Ancient Greek sorceress she is. Casta herself puts a pop-star twist on the idea, but still retains the classic buckles, boots, clawed fingers, pointed chin, and wart.

    Gooliope Jellington 
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Voiced by: Julie Maddalena
A giant Slime Girl adopted by circus folk. More comfortable there with the circus folk than in the outside world where she's odd even by monster standards, she nevertheless ends up at Monster High. The online bio describes her as the personification of a girl that feels like an outsider. Not inspired by any particular monster, but a spiritual descendant of creatures like The Blob with elements of Attack of the 50-Foot Woman. Signature doll of the Freak du Chic line.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Made of shimmery pink goo.
  • The Bus Came Back: Existed largely to justify the Freak du Chic line, and was seemingly dropped afterward, but she makes a return in the Shriek Wrecked line.
  • Circus Brat: Raised by the circus; in her diary she also talks about the trope of The Runaway who wants to join the circus, saying they wouldn't be so eager if they knew how much downtime and hard work goes into being part of the show.
  • Costume Porn: Signature Gooliope's shoes have skeleton carousel horses for heels.
  • Doorstop Baby: Of a sort, as she was left at the circus by her creator.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The reflections in her eyes are shaped like radioactive trefoils (☢), and her irises have flourish patterns.
  • The Freakshow: Her circus family includes some that are considered "freaks" even by other monsters. She hates it when they're treated as such though.
  • Giant Woman: One half of her inspiration.
  • Gentle Giant: A giant goo monster. Despite her size, she feels very shy and out of her element when not performing in the Freak du Chic.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: All of her jewelry and accessories are gold, and her hair matches.
  • Happily Adopted: By the ringmaster and all the circus folk. They treat her like family (and throw the occasional prank). Even though she's happy, she does still wonder about where she came from, and has cried over the note from her scientist creator.
  • Hey, Let's Put on a Show: Helps the ghouls put on their own Freak du Chic performance to raise enough money to save the school's arts programs.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Though proportionally she's the same as the standard dolls, she's a giant at 15 feet 2 inches. A photo posted by MH shows her keeping track of casketball scores, so it's safe to assume she plays and gives a huge advantage to her team.
  • Large and in Charge: Takes the role of ringmaster in the ghouls' act, and is the biggest character yet.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her signature doll's box uses the packaging as a medium to communicate that she's not a novelty large-size version of a character and that she's canonically that large next to the other ghouls. Her box is minimally larger than the other Freak du Chic boxes and Gooliope is bent and crouched in an uncomfortable way to emphasize that she's too large for her packaging—her hands are even posed behind cracks in the plastic window over her hands as if pounding on it to break out!
  • Leet Lingo: Her laboratory designation as Experiment 816, batch 8708, with the numbers translating to letters as "BIG BLOB"!
  • Mad Scientist: R.S., the person who created her and gave her up for adoption.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after goo and the name Calliope, which is here used to connote the calliope steam organ. The calliope is responsible for a lot of circus music, particularly of the creepy variety, and a calliope features on her signature headband to drive the association further.
  • Metaphorgotten: She does this on her Shriek Wrecked box. "You know what they say: you can take the ghoul out of the circus...but, apparently, you can't take her out to sea!"
  • Monster Clown: She's a circus ghoul who knows all the tricks and is a skilled acrobat, with bouncy multicolored hair.
  • Nice Girl: Helps the Monster High ghouls save the arts program at their school out of sympathy for the cause, encourages them when it seems like their show is doomed to fail; she won't even choose a pet for herself because she doesn't want to make the rest of the circus creatures jealous. Her "Personal Monstra" is to understand other monsters because she empathizes with feeling ostracized due to her attributes.
  • Not Drawn to Scale: Her signature earrings are supposed to be real wagon wheels, but when placed next to the in-scale standard dolls, they're only about the size of a dinner plate.
  • Not-So-Forgotten Birthday: Her sixteenth birthday goes completely unnoticed, until the emergency alarm sounds during Gooliope's pity party. It turns out that she's been summoned for a surprise party with gifts from everyone at the circus.
  • Punny Name: As usual for Monster High, but also applies to her original number names - Experiment 816 = BIG, and Batch 8708 = BLOB.
  • Quirky Curls: Curly hair, and she's an acrobatic contortionist circus ghoul with a trend towards the performative.
  • Raised in a Lab: Averted. She's a Blob Monster who was left with a travelling circus when she was just a baby goo. She still has the glass jar she was found in and the note that came with it that identifies Gooliope as Experiment 816, Batch 8708. It also contains an explanation as to why she was made a foundling: "A cold sterile world is no place to raise a little goo. I can give her everything, except a community where the only thing about her that will ever be measured is the size of her heart. I know that you can give her the unlife I cannot."
  • Rousing Speech: Delivers one to the discouraged ghouls when they think they won't perfect their acts in time.
  • Scavenged Punk: This is part of her fashion sense, as her size necessitates the re-purposing of objects to create her outfits. For her first outfit, her dress is made out of tent fabric, her earrings are wagon wheels, she has epaulettes recycled from her old lab collar, and her headband is made of organ parts. The other pieces of her outfits are made to invoke this, but due to their scale, seem to be sized-down replicas of the original objects.
  • Shout-Out: Part of her box art references Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.
  • Shrinking Violet: Oddly enough. Despite her theatrical nature as a performer, Gooliope doesn't like to call much attention to herself off-stage. She notes that talking to 'normal' monsters makes her feel nervous.
  • Slime Girl: Her basic physical nature.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's over 15 feet tall.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Radioactive trefoils in her first outfit, and dripping patterns in her Shriek Wrecked outfit.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Due to her own composition, she enjoys gooey food such as jelly donuts, gummy candy, and boba (bubble tea).
  • You Are Number 6: Her original designation was Experiment 816, Batch 8708. The folks who adopted her gave her a more colorful name.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: In "Freak du Chic Act 3", it's shown that when she's mad, she involuntarily starts shaking hard enough to make the ground below her tremble.

    Gilda Goldstag 
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Daughter of the Ceryneian Hind, and Toyless Toyline Character until her release in the We Are Monster High 5 pack.

    Dayna Treasura Jones 
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Daughter of Davy Jones, and themed after pirates. Signature doll of the "Shriek Wrecked" line.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Golden skin.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Has a treasure-chest hat, a big dress, tall boots, and hoop earrings of emeralds carved into parrots on perches.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Fitting her love of stars, her eyes have stars in them.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Her hair and skin are gold, her dress flips around to reveal a golden layer on the other side, her hat opens to reveal some coins, and her shoe heels can be removed to expose the golden-coin heels underneath.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Her body is molded with engraved constellations.
  • Mythology Gag: Officially friends with Vandala and River—one a ghost pirate, and the other a teenage reaper. Fitting friends, since her father is the personification of where many pirates meet their end.
  • Odd Name Out: The only character thus far to be marketed with a middle name.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: The underlying layer qualifies with a Gem-Encrusted bodice, glitter and an elaborate golden pattern of gemstones.
  • Pirate Booty: Her hat, shoes, and dress all have a "hidden-treasure" theme. She even states in her bio that she likes her fashion how she likes her treasure—"shiny and jewel-y and gold, and a hint of mystery is always sea-sational!"
  • Pirate Girl: Naturally, being the daughter of pirates' greatest fear.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Her name is spelled Dayna, not Dana, as preliminary materials showed.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Map patterns on the blue side of her dress, and gems on the gold side.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Her bio counts with liberal use of piratical turn of phrase as well as replacing 'my' with 'me'.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Though she's themed heavily after the traditional pirate, her bio states outright she can't stand thieves or thievery. Instead she prefers scavenger hunts, even if there's no treasure to be had—she prefers the adventure more than the treasure.
  • Treasure Map: The blue side of her dress has this theme, and her outer heels have an "X" to let you know they're removable.
  • Youthful Freckles: They're stars, a recurring symbol on Dayna, which may be because seafarers often used the stars as a guide because maps didn't exist yet.

    Zomby Gaga 
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A monster representation of Mother Monster herself. A special collector's doll designed by Gaga's sister Natali, produced for the Born This Way Foundation, and serving as the symbol of MH's "#KindMonsters" movement.
  • The Ageless: "Like my love, my age is infinite".
  • All-Loving Heroine: What she stands for and aims to spread, just as the real Gaga does.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: A very pale bone-like color. This isn't far off Gaga's natural pale skin, though.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: She's Gaga, after all, and she's wearing her flared-cuff/bell-bottom suit seen in "Born This Way".
  • Celebrity Paradox: A consequence of the aim to make her a more accessible collector's doll. Her tattoos read "LADY GAGA" as they did in the video, even though that's not her name in this world. Likely, the intent was to have her as an accurate piece of celebrity merchandise despite the Monster High context and name.
  • Cool Shades: One of her accessories.
  • Dem Bones: She has the skeletal/zombie makeup from the "Born this Way" music video.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes have heart-shaped light reflections.
  • Facial Markings: The aforementioned makeup/tattoos, with airbrushing to denote sunken eyes, forehead, and cheeks, with brow contours and veins at the forehead.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her fingers have sharp nails.
  • Iconic Item: Her doll includes the bubble gum and sunglasses that appeared in "Born This Way".
  • Glasgow Grin: Part of the skeleton tattoos, like Skelita and River before her.
  • Lighter and Softer: Her facial makeup is considerably less extreme than the real Gaga makeup it's based on, though it's still dark and dramatic.
  • Mythology Gag: Her outfit and accessories are from "Born This Way", and the shoes, which were never seen in said video, are based on her white heels from "Telephone".
  • No Brows: To go with the corpse-like appearance.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: She's mostly human-looking, but with skull contours to her head and her tattoos.
  • Punny Name: Of Lady Gaga.
  • Rise from Your Grave: Her Dramatic Entrance in "Gaga for Ghouls".
  • Stocking Filler: Her alternate outfit has fishnet tights.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: The words "Born This Way" appear in the lining of her jacket and form the white stripes of her plaid dress.

    Treesa Thornwillow 
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A giant dryad who lives in the enchanted garden, and provides a home for her pixie friends.

Monster Exchange

    General 
  • Funny Foreigner: Downplayed. A lot of their foreigner tropes are more monster specific than analogous to anything in the real world, and they all act like everyday teenage girls. Of course, they still have their moments — like Mari's explanation of foot-centric maricoxi beauty standards.
  • New Transfer Student: This facilitates their arrival into the story, and episodes about them deal with the new ghouls settling into the school.

    Lorna McNessie 
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Photobomb!
An exchange student from Rotland, she's a Loch Ness monster who loves photobombing.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Shimmery sea green with light blue fins.
  • The Clan: The monsters of Loch Ness seem to have these, and she's part of one.
  • Cute Little Fangs: They point upwards, like an anglerfish's.
  • Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: She's decent with them.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Multiple eye reflections to look like bubbles.
  • Fiery Redhead: Energetic and outgoing, as opposed to her family's reclusive lifestyle.
  • Funetik Aksent: Her bio, substituting "tae" for to and "nae" for not and no.
    • Except that's not her accent. Those are words from Scots, a West Germanic language and a sister language of Modern English through Early Middle English.
  • Long Neck: Hers is slightly sloped forward and extended, due to her heritage.
  • Mistaken for Romance: She and Gil, who are both freshwater monsters, by Lagoona and Sirena. It turns out that Gil was just helping her figure out how to tell her parents about her seawater boyfriend Finn... who shortly breaks up with her.
  • Mythology Gag: Lorna loves to photobomb, in contrast to her clan being extremely photo-shy. She can even be seen in some the selfies in Amanita's packaging!
  • Quirky Curls: Curly hair, and the top section is pulled into a ponytail with much larger curls.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: "Photobomb!"
  • Stock Ness Monster: Her family. Her diary heavily implies her grandma was the original one that appeared in the famous picture.
  • Super Speed: This is what aids her in her photobombing, where she only appears in the picture- she's nowhere to be seen before the picture is taken, and she's gone before you can even look at it.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Celtic knots and Nessies, which feature in her earring, skirt, and bag. Her body is even covered in Celtic knot detailing.
  • Unusual Ears: Fins, as is the trend for water monsters, which are flared and angular.

    Marisol Coxi 
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I'm all about big hair, big shoes, and BIG attitude!
Voiced By: Cristina Milizia
A maricoxi from Monster Picchu who is an exchange student at Monster High and Abbey's second cousin. She's loud, bold, proud, and larger than life...and she's already pretty large!
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: The final doll is greyish brown with a slight purple tone, but her prototype was bright pink.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In "Agony of D'Feet", she says she used to be insecure about her foot size...because she thought they were too small.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She gets very angry when the ghouls are complaining about their appearances after trying on their Gloom and Bloom outfits, as she's a firm believer in loving oneself and accepting your flaws.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: The maricoxi is a South American example of the bigfoot cryptid legend, and making her Abbey's cousin fits the dichotomy. To fit the part, she's on the big-sister body, she has very furry limbs, and her feet are the biggest of any Monster High character save for Gooliope.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Despite knowing her reputation for being loud, she doesn't understand why Lorna keeps adjusting the volume during their video chat.
  • '80s Hair: Which she can lose guinea pigs in.
    Marisol: Hey! Where's Piggy Pantalones?
    [said pig pops out of pink mass of hair]
  • Genki Girl: Mari is energetic, athletic, and extremely vivacious. In "Meet You in Monster Picchu", Abbey follows her cousin about the length and breadth of Monster Picchu before Mari finally gets on the train to Monster High.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: She is South American (Peruvian), so it's justified.
  • Hairy Girl: Prominent leg and forearm hair, as is the form for sasquatches.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Since her doll uses the "Big Sister" mold, she's canonically even bigger than Abbey. Her feet add to this, making her the tallest doll under Gooliope.
  • No Indoor Voice: She can be rather loud when talking.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Footprints, which appear on her bolero jacket, skirt, shoe soles, and bag.

    Kjersti Trollsøn 
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Ha! I win, again.
Hailing from Goreway, the videogame-loving daughter of trolls.
  • All Trolls Are Different: She and her brothers have Norwegian accents and live in this world's version of Norway, as a nod to trolls' Scandinavian origins. However, her brothers are big, muscular and have grey skin while she's small, slight and has light pink skin.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light pink skin.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupil, iris, and eyelights are pixellated.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Ghoulia. Each respects the others' skill.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She was able to decipher how to open an ancient box without damaging it at three. Looking at devices, things just click in her head. She's confused that people think her skill bizarre.
  • Gamer Chick: Her brothers may be better than her at various troll sports, but none of them can beat her in a video game. She comes to Monster High to challenge Ghoulia Yelps, the only other monster with a higher score than her in a videogame leaderboard. She even writes the word noob in her diary.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Ja.
  • Homeschooled Kids: She was homeschooled along with her brothers before she came to Monster High.
  • Horns of Barbarism: Wears a knitted blue cap with horns, made to emulate a battle helmet.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is traditionally Scandinavian, where the name would be "[X]'s son". Since Kjersti is a troll's daughter, her last name is Trollssøn.
    • Although a more appropiate name would be 'Trollsdottir' since that means 'Troll's daughter'.
    • Although, the "-dottir" prefix is rarely used outside of Iceland now.
  • My Greatest Failure: Losing a videogame battle to Ghoulia Yelps due to a split-second finger slip. She'd repeatedly reviewed the footage and stressed over it for the longest time— and when Ghoulia beat her in a Dead Fast game, it was the last straw for her to come to Monster High to regain her title.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Coming to Monster High for a rematch with Ghoulia Yelps. The initial conflict has Kjersti and Ghoulia staring each other down ominously, complete with Eyed Screen and a tumbleweed. They're then using their handheld consoles so frenetically they both explode and give the ghouls a major case of Ash Face. They realize they're well matched, laugh it off, and are seen later as gaming pals.
  • Norse by Norsewest: She is a troll girl from Goreway, which is a pun on Norway.
  • Odd Name Out: Of her three older brothers: Stomp, Grunt, and Clobber.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Quirky Curls: A Gorewegian gaming kid prodigy, with very curly hair.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Her screenname is gender-neutral and she (understandably) doesn't like or use voice chat, so after months of speaking to her online Heath thought she was a manster. That's also why he didn't tell her the person who'd beaten her in a climactic game was Ghoulia— he thought Kjersti would have been ashamed.
  • The Runt at the End: Introduced right after her three significantly larger bros.
  • The Spock: Thinks everything through absolutely thoroughly.
  • Tuckerization: Named after Kjersti Johnson, a high school student with cerebral palsy who pointed out that Share-A-Smile Becky (a 1997 wheelchair-using doll) would not fit into the elevator of Barbie’s $100 Dream House. Mattel later announced that future models of the house would be designed to fit Becky.
  • Spock Speak: Her diary is full of this.
  • Stealth Pun: She's a gaming troll.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Wins at video games every time, that is.

    Batsy Claro 
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Not in MY jungle!
Voiced By: Cristina Milizia
Hailing from Costa Shrieka, Batsy is the daughter of the white vampire bat. She lives in the forest with her family and gives tours to groups of monsters who visit it, but doesn't think highly of them as they often disrespect the environment.

    Isi Dawndancer 
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I belong here because everyone accepts me, and the way I express myself.
The Native Scaremerican daughter of a deer spirit, hailing from Boo Hexico. She's flirtatious, and loves dancing so much that sometimes all it takes is music to get her going.
  • Call to Adventure: Or to an exchange program. She gets the idea to come to Monster High from a dream, and is told to follow it by Twyla.
  • Crown of Horns: Pretty, innit?
  • Deer in the Headlights: A joke in her official bio is that she doesn't like bright lights being shined in her face as that makes her want to stand still and run at the same time.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: In her diary: she dreams up a dance routine that inspires her to go to MH, with assurance by Dream Weaver Twyla.
  • Dude Magnet: An Informed Flaw as of yet but her official bio says that she has an effect on mansters that makes them fall hoof-over-antler for her and that they, unfortunately, end up falling on their hearts most of the time.
  • The Marvelous Deer: She has deer ears, dapples, and hooves, and wears an antler headband.
  • Magical Native American: Not as egregious as most examples. She receives a vision to go to Monster High, but that's about it.
  • Meaningful Name: "Isi" means "deer" in Choctaw.
  • Mythology Gag: In Native American stories, deer women are said to have such an effect on men.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Spiderweb dreamcatchers.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Thick eyebrows connected to lines that go down her nose.
  • Youthful Freckles: It's the white dapples deer usually have.

Mansters

    Deuce Gorgon 
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Click here to see Deuce's live-action appearance. 
Click here to see Deuce's Generation 3 appearance. 
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal (Season 1-2), Cam Clarke (Season 3), Evan Smith (Season 4-2018), Tony Revolori (2022-present)
Played By: Case Walker

Son of Medusa, and co-captain of the casketball team with Clawd Wolf. In a sometimes tumultuous but still strong relationship with Cleo De Nile, and they occupy the spot of the school's premier power couple.


  • Blessed with Suck: Take a guess. Nowadays, he is able to control it so it wears off after 24 hours. When he was a kid he accidentally stoned his pet dragon, Smokey. The effects are supposed to wear off on the event's anniversary, but Deuce doesn't know which one.
  • Break-Up Song: "It Can't Be Over" in Boo York, Boo York, after Nefera goads him into breaking up with Cleo.
  • Cool Shades: He wears them at all times so he doesn't accidentally turn anyone into stone. For his dance outfit in Welcome to Monster High, his masquerade mask takes the form of these.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Not overt, but his Boo York, Boo York release reflects Cleo's outfit with an Egyptian collar print on his shirt.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has green, serpentine pupils.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Welcome to Monster High gives him these.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Serpentine pupils, and G2 adds diamond-shaped eye reflections.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: At the end of "Freaky Fridate" after a kiss from Ghoulia-as-Cleo swaps him with Slo Mo.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: A male example. He's very humanoid, but he has the snake hair, serpentine eyes, and, as the Dawn of the Dance artwork shows, a forked tongue. G3 gives him green skin, but he is still depicted as attractive.
  • Has Two Mommies: He has two moms named Medusa and Lyra in G3.
  • Hidden Depths: He's more sensitive than he initially seems.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In Boo York, Boo York, he's coaxed into breaking up with Cleo by Nefera to ensure the creation of the De Nile-Ptolemy Dynasty, wrongly thinking this will make Cleo happy. They're back together by the end of the movie.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Cleo thinks he's cheating with Operetta when she sees both of them leaving the catacombs. When it's proven this is not the case, Cleo insults Operetta anyway, causing Operetta to invoke this a second time.
  • Morality Pet: He is one to Cleo. She loves him and treats him with respect. This was prevelant even before she Took a Level in Kindness.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's a gorgon (a snake-haired monster from Greek mythology), but has an American accent.
  • Official Couple: With Cleo.
  • Punny Name: A hip name derived from "Medusa".
  • Taken for Granite: He's able to do this with a glance, but those petrified are only in that state for 24 hours, they're indestructible and perfectly safe during that time, and they remain fully aware so they don't miss anything while petrified.
  • Theme Naming: In G3, his snakes are named after The Seven Deadly Sins, each with the appropriate personality quirks.
  • The One Guy: Not for the franchise as a whole, and in the story, not really one of the main characters, but across the three generations of the franchise, Deuce has always been the top-billed male character marketed like the only male member of the core cast. He was the first male doll released in the second and third generations.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Sadly, each new incarnation has him becoming less a balance of jock & scholarly qualities and more of a surfer stereotype, seemingly out of nowhere.
  • Totally Radical: Played straight starting in Season 3.
    Nefera: Daddy says he's a slacker, his hair's too long, and he says dude like every other word!
  • Understanding Boyfriend: It definitely takes a saint-like patience to handle an Egyptian princess for a girlfriend, especially during said princess' less-than-mellow days.
  • Unmanly Secret: Secretly loves to cook, and pretends to hate Culinary Arts class. He even made his own Greek vegan recipe.

    Holt Hyde/Jackson Jekyll 
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Voiced By: Cindy Robinson
Two students, one body, each an alter-ego depending on who you ask. The 4th generation grandsons of Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde, and transplants to Monster High after it was revealed Jackson was no normie. At first, Jackson Jekyll existed during the daytime and Holt at night, though neither, or Holt at least, seemed to know about the other. Since, they've each become aware of their condition and weren't initially too enthused. Their condition has also changed: Holt's brought out by loud music with a beat. Jackson is a timid, shy yet cute nerd, and Holt is the loud and boisterous school resident DJ.
  • Alliterative Name: Both of their names are alliterative: Holt Hyde and Jackson Jekyll.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Jackson and Holt can't remember what the other does upon taking control, to the point that they weren't aware of the other's very existence until Frankie told them. However, according to Jackson's journals, it seems that at least some of Jackson's memories can be subconciously retained by Holt, as he was able to recognize Draculaura in spite of never having met her before.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Holt has blue skin.
  • Black Comedy: In the diaries, Jackson introduces himself to Dracula with a joke about needing a hammer to drive a wooden stake into something.
  • Birds of a Feather: Holt and Operetta have a short-lived relationship. Both are associated with music, and both have markings on the left side of their faces.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jackson, more evident in his diary, but he has a few moments in the webisodes and movies. In Ghouls Rule, he tells the two bullies arguing over what to do to him first that he'd be happy to come back later if they want to discuss it for a bit. His response to Frankie saying he doesn't fit in is a cheerful "I fit into my locker, trash cans, you'd be surprised what those guys can fit me into." Holt's interjections in Jackson's diary also fall into this at times.
  • Distressed Dude: In Ghouls Rule!, where Holt was framed for trashing the normie school, and was sentenced to the "Trick-or-Treatment". The school pulls together to save him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Jackson is first mentioned in Deuce's diary and as his best friend in the official bio. He is mentioned again in Draculaura's and Clawdeen's.
  • Fantastic Racism: Jackson's first appearance in the webisodes shows us how "normies" are viewed by many monsters. Even Heath, his cousin, is a little embarrassed to admit they're related at first. Deuce quickly accepts Jackson, though, probably because they've already met
  • Fiery Redhead: As Holt, a literal hot-head.
  • Flaming Hair: As Holt.
  • Genki Guy: Holt is constantly excited about everything and much more extroverted and headstrong than Jackson.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Their maternal Jekyll/Hyde side of the family makes Jackson human and Holt a monster, while their father gives Holt fire elementalism on top of it.
  • Hidden Depths: Holt is apparently a talented painter, as revealed in the "I Know What You Did Last Fright" webisode. When exactly he had the time to develop that skill is never mentioned. His diary establishes that he's calmer when by himself, likes songwriting, and wanders around the neighborhood at night to spy on the neighbors, accompanied by Crossfade.
  • Hollywood Chameleons: They share a pet chameleon named Crossfade who is green/yellow with Jackson and red/orange with Holt.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal/Special: Holt experiences the former, due to his sometimes violent temper accompanied by uncontrollable flames, and Jackson feels the latter, due to being the only "normie" in an all-monster school. He even once asks Draculaura to turn him out of desperation, an offer she respectfully declines.
  • Insufferable Genius: Just once, in 13 Wishes- after being forced to do Howleen's homework for the next several weeks, presumably after being threatened if her motivation methods in the rest of the movie are anything to go off, Jackson takes the time to smugly tell Howleen that she's only cheating herself out of a quality education. It's certainly a bold thing to say to the girl who enslaved half the school and is sending people to the shadow realm for pissing her off.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Well, duh. Whenever one side is "awake", the other has a blackout. Originally, in the diaries, Jackson was awake during the day, but became Holt at night. Later chronologically in the webisodes, Jackson turned into Holt if he heard loud music with a beat. This was finally addressed in Jackson's journal, explaining that "the volatile nature of [his] elemental side + [his] Hyde heritage + being a teenager = constant change." Unlike the original Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Holt isn't evil, just temperamental, extremely impulsive and overexcited.
  • Large Ham: Holt. "Yo FRAN-KEEEEEEEYEAAH!"
  • Nice Guy: Both of them; Jackson is quieter and more polite, and while Holt is unreliable and has a quick temper, he's still a generally nice kid. Frankie even notes that Jackson is a kind person and Holt is "super sweet once you get to know him".
  • No Indoor Voice: Holt screams everything he says with very few exceptions, possibly because there's always music blaring when he shows up.
  • Off with His Head!: In Ghouls Rule, the "Trick-or-Treatment" is clearly going to decapitate Holt (who seems remarkably unconcerned by the possibility, sounding mildly irritated and saying "this is getting a little ridiculous" while being strapped into it).
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Jackson's first reaction upon learning about Holt is to start ranting about how Holt is everything he's against and listing off all his flaws. While Holt doesn't seem to care about their situation much, Jackson continues to consider him an annoyance at best and outright hates him at worst.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Jackson's the blue and Holt's the red. This is reflected by their eye colors.
  • Same Character, But Different: The movie/webisode versions are very different from the diary versions. Garrett Sander has said in an Instagram Q&A that the entertainment team drastically changed Jackson's personality for the webisodes, and that he had wanted to flesh both characters out and "show", that Holt was more than just yelling everything", but presumably was struck down by Mattel.
    • In Holt's diary, his loud, boisterous behavior seems like an act he puts on while DJing, or around other monsters; the rest of the time, he's somewhat melancholy and spends a lot of time wandering through the neighborhood, quietly spying on his neighbors. His temper is only mentioned in the diaries and as his freaky flaw, while in the movies and webisodes he's more impulsive than angry.
    • Both Jackson's and Draculaura's diaries establish him as more sarcastic and introverted than the timid Nice Guy he is in the movies/webisodes. He's also pretty athletic in the diaries.
  • Ship Sinking: With Frankie in the webisodes. Yes, having two constantly altering personas makes dating very, very difficult. The second was subverted, though; Frankie took a break from them so they could focus on getting along and not constantly lashing out at each other, and now they're on good terms with one another. In the Monster High app, the possibility of them making up is teased with a cute pic of Jackson and Frankie on a picnic.
  • Ship Tease: Jackson with Draculaura at first, but it didn't last. Holt with Operetta until his temper ruined a date. Both of them with Frankie later on — twice over.
  • Split Personality: It's left ambiguous as to whether they're two separate people in one body or the same person with a split personality. Frankie seems to believe the latter, saying they're "the same guy underneath", while Jackson and Holt both lean toward the latter. Garrett Sander has said on Instagram that he considers it "more split personalities", though.
  • Shrinking Violet: Jackson is a Rare Male Example, being quite timid in most situations. He's quiet and almost always nervously drawn in on himself. In his first appearance, after being knocked over in the lunchroom, he meekly gathers his things back up instead of saying anything. This doesn't really apply in the diaries, where he has a morbid sense of humor and outright tells Manny to leave him alone (which doesn't work out for him until Holt gets involved).
  • The Reveal: During "Here Comes Treble", when Jackson is exposed to loud music, he makes a mad dash out of sight from public view. Unfortunately, he doesn't make it in time and changes mid running up the school staircase where everyone sees him.
  • Token Human: Subverted.
  • Vague Age: Holt's age is listed as "16... I think".

    Clawd Wolf 
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Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal ("Fur Will Fly"), Ogie Banks (current)
Clawdeen's level headed older brother. He's the captain of the school's football and casketball squad but realistically knows he can't always be in sports, so he studies to go into sports medicine. His basic doll release was with Draculaura, and the two are strong contenders for Monster High's most stable relationship.
  • Academic Athlete: Fits more into this. Even studying sports medicine.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: A Lighter and Softer variation of this occurred when he successfully tricked his sisters into completing his chores.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He helps keep Clawdeen and Howleen in check when necessary.
  • Big Eater: As demonstrated in the "Hide and Shriek" webisode, and in Bloodgood's daily log in which he and Howleen competed in a huge haunt dog eating contest. It was declared a draw, because they both had to be subsequently hospitalized.
  • Big Little Brother: He's younger than Clawdia by two years but is noticeably taller than her.
  • Big Man on Campus: He's fairly popular and respected.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in the reboot in a football two-pack with Clawdeen.
  • Dragged into Drag: Is put into a dress and wig in Master of Hiss-guise to pose as Elissabat as a means of distraction so she could sneak away.
  • Dumb Jock: Defied and inverted. He even lampshades that he hates being seen as this just because he plays football, and will be glad to compare grades with anyone who does think he's one.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First mentioned in Deuce, Clawdeen and Ghoulia's journals.
  • Genius Bruiser: Maybe not a genius in the sense of Ghoulia or Jackson, but he'll proudly compare grades with anyone who thinks that him being a football player also makes him a Dumb Jock. Also studying to be in sports medicine.
  • Gentle Giant: Unless he sees a full moon.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: In G3. He grew up with his Latina mother, so he equally fluent in Spanish and English and switches between the two whenever the mood strikes him.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Draculaura.
  • Long-Lost Relative: In G3. Clawdeen's mother disappeared while pregnant with him, and it isn't until Clawdeen opens the portal halfway and lets him through that she learns she has a brother.
  • Lovable Jock: Skilled and passionate when it comes to sports, but also a very down-to-earth guy whose Big Brother Instinct extends to his friends and teammates.
  • May–December Romance: Though he's two grades above Lala, he's 1583 years younger.
  • Official Couple: With Draculaura, but once was with Cleo.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Gives a good pair in Hide and Shriek when he begs Draculaura to give him another chance - fearing that they would break up due to his eating habits.
  • Race Lift: Like Clawdeen, he's Afro-Latino in G3.
  • Shot in the Ass: Simultaneously along with C.A. Cupid by her own misfired arrows in Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Like the rest of the Wolf fam.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He wasn't going to put up with Clawdeen giving Draculaura a serious fainting spell thanks to that steak in an attempt to prove they were too incompatible to date.
  • Wolf Man: More like Wolf Boy, but he'll get there.

    Heath Burns 
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Click here to see Heath's live-action appearance. 
Click here to see Heath's Generation 3 appearance. 
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal (Volume 1), Cam Clarke (Volume 2-2018), Alexander Polinsky (2022-present)
Played By: Justin Derickson

Heath Burns is a fire elemental, and thus has the ability to use flame. He was at first an extra in the webisode "Substitute Creature" and was shortly introduced as Draculaura's short-lived crush. Heath is a show-off and gets on the girls' nerves by being self-centered and insensitive. He's friends with most of the boys. In "Fear Pressure", we learn he is Jackson's cousin.


  • Adaptational Species Change: In G1 he's a fire elemental, but a throwaway line in the G3 animated series suggests he's the son of The Devil, and thus likely a demon himself.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His eye shape suggests that he may be of Asian decent.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light yellow skin.
  • Amazon Chaser: Has shades of this from his crush on Abbey, who he pursues despite her freezing him solid.
  • Ascended Extra: Initially, he was a bit comic relief character. Although, since he was featured in the Lisi Harrison book series, he was probably never meant to stay an extra.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: A fire elemental, with yellow skin, slicked-up red and yellow hair, who mainly wears red, orange, and black or ash-grey.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Anything written from his perspective implies that he has this and it's the source of a lot of his behavior problems. Might have something to do with him being a fire elemental.
  • Casanova Wannabe: There's not a ghoul he doesn't think he has a chance with, and he frequently annoys them with his obvious flirtation.
  • Class Clown: No stranger to horseplay, or humor. Part of why Abbey likes him.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Abbey.
    • Also to Frankie in the "Boo Year's Eve" short.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Red and flamed shaped, fire powers that actually set it aflame.
  • Flaming Hair: Literally sometimes, regardless of whether or not he wants it to be. In G3 this is made permanent, which causes some trouble.
  • The Fool: Generally has his heart in the right place.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Shades of this; his friends don't actively dislike him, but they've got a low tolerance for his antics.
  • Handsome Lech: He's a shameless flirt. Ghouls, while admitting that he is good-looking, will usually not give him the time of day after the first meeting.
  • Hidden Depths: In G3, he uses news of the Great Scarrier Reef being endangered to cook creme brulee, not only showing a talent for baking but suggesting he's got some environmentalist tendencies.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Can't do much to somebody made of fire.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Less "ladykiller", more "shameless flirt". Has this with Abbey. The other ghouls thought he was just messing around when trying to ask her to the dance, but he was actually serious about it.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: His G3 design plays his orange flames against a blue tracksuit.
  • Playing with Fire: He can burst into flame.
  • Sad Clown: His diary seems to hint at this.
  • Ship Tease: With Abbey, bordering on being an Official Couple. His first of two G1 dolls came in a 2-pack with her.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Heath started out as this for Holt, until both characters ended up in all continuities (neither replacing the other) and Heath underwent Cast Speciation to become more of a Butt-Monkey.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Scaris: City of Frights has him end up in a dress twice as Book Ends. He doesn't mind all that much, even enjoying it the second time, but can't get the hang of the heels.

    Sloman "Slo Mo" Mortavich 
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Voiced By: Audu Paden
One of the zombies and Ghoulia's boyfriend. He hangs with the guys and is in the chess club, and is also one of the school's casketball co-captains.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Like with Ghoulia, Slo Mo appears to be a typical brainless zombie, but his profiles and diary entries reveals he writes in a formal manner.
  • Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: In "Flowers for Slo Mo", he initially feels too stupid for Ghoulia. Lagoona doesn't think so, but when she mentions Cleo's potions, he gives her Puppy-Dog Eyes and she agrees to take him to her. The potion makes him very intelligent, but he becomes an insufferable know-it-all, angering Ghoulia. He agrees to take the antidote when Lagoona points out the problem, and all is well.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Ends up swapped with Deuce for the last bit of "Freaky Fridate" as Cleo-as-Ghoulia kisses him.
  • Frozen Face: Most of the time but when he smiles it's really cute.
  • Genius Bruiser: Unbeatable at chess even by Ghoulia, stellar in math, exemplary at spatial thinking, and able to break a guitar in half no sweat.
  • Gonk: In the webisodes, his face is always slack and his eyes are crossed. Not the case for his dolls, which are much more flattering.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A mild example. He does not react well to being cheered during his chess games or to Heath's guitar playing. Being poked in the eye seems to be an exception though (at least if it's Ghoulia).
  • Hidden Depths: Despite looking wall-eyed and appearing as a typical jock, he's also a chess club member and can even beat Ghoulia at it. Not to mention he's amazing at math.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Like Ghoulia.
  • Lovable Jock: Also on the school's casketball team.
  • Meaningful Name: It's short for "Sloman Mortavich", and also refers to the way his zombie movement makes him look as if he's living in slow motion.
  • Oblivious to Love: Subverted in that they were already dating, but in the Love's Not Dead doll release diary he takes an awfully long time to realize Ghoulia's trying to get him to ask her to the dance... after she's taken him to clothes stores, asked him if he's ever worn a tuxedo, and generally dropped more hints than the little lost kids in the woods dropped breadcrumbs.
    Slo-Mo: Well, how was I supposed to know that Ghoulia wanted to go to the prom? She has never even talked about it. In fact, the only thing she has even wanted to talk about lately are the new dresses and shoes she has been looking at, which I find very odd since she rarely ever mentions things like this and... oh no. I am in serious trouble.
  • Official Couple: With Ghoulia. And he is easily willing to fight someone over her.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: If you only watched the animated material, you'd never know his full name.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: He's on the Varsity Chess team, as well as the Varsity Basketball team.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In "Flowers for Slo Mo", Cleo's potion doesn't only boost his intelligence, but it gives him articulate speech and better motor skills.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "Mort" is French for "death", and the "avitch" is a common suffix on Russian names, suggesting he is half French half Russian.

    Gillington "Gil" Webber 
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Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal ("Blue Lagoona"), Evan Smith (current)
Son of the River Monsters. Has a loving but troubled relationship with Lagoona, thanks to his parents' prejudice against saltwater sea monsters.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light greenish blue.
  • Carpet of Virility: Not in the cartoon, but his dolls have visible scales on his chest which suggest this.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Both his parents are equally opposed to the relationship. His parents even made him change schools for a time to try and break them up, but they eventually gave in and let him go back.
  • Fantastic Racism: In the family, and something Gil has to fight against.
  • Fish People: Can't breathe on land, so he always wears a water filled helmet if not around water. His fishy features include scales on his head and chest, webbed hands, and fins on his arms, legs, head, and back.
  • Irony: He's an aquatic monster who needs to be underwater at all times, but Gigi says he has a dry sense of humor.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Scales and a fin take the place of human hair.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: You won't hear him called "Gillington" much. Averted only in Lagoona's 13 Wishes diary, after Howleen's wish turns her into a psychotically devoted freshwater monster.
  • Lovable Coward: Generally a loyal friend and a nice kid, but this'll pop up quite a bit— a lot of the time in terms of seawater creatures. He's getting over that.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He takes dance class, though it's not stated what he performs.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: They have two points.

    Don Ofdadead 
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Voiced By: Audu Paden
A zombie who is best friends with Slo Mo and Ghoulia.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Nearly all of MH's characterized zombies have gray skin, while nearly all background zombies have green skin. Don, being an Ascended Extra, is the only characterized zombie with green skin.
  • Ascended Extra: He never became a full character, but he did receive a better treatment than background character. He even got a model in the very first CGI special.
  • Love Triangle: Type 7. He and Slo Mo both fancy Ghoulia and Ghoulia fancies them both. It led to tension within their group for a while, but eventually Slo Mo and Ghoulia became an item and Don was okay with that.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Dawn of the Dead.
  • Those Two Guys: At times is this with Slo Mo, especially since zombies don't "talk".

    Manny Taur 
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Click here to see Manny's Generation 3 appearance. 
Voiced By: Audu Paden
The son of the Minotaur, and ex-school bull-y.
  • Ascended Extra: From generic bully to the focus of one of the graphic novels and appearances in every special.
  • Beastand Beauty: The beast to Iris Clops' beauty: He's a hulking tempermental Jerk Jock with a heart of gold who towers over her and many other students while she's a soft-spoken and friendly ghoul who's the same height as Draculara.
  • Berserk Button: The color red, and being called a "bull".
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A blonde tuft of hair on his head.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a lot more emotional and sensitive than he lets on; he's just not good at showing it.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Iris' Tiny Girl.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Wears a red shirt. Hates red.
  • Jerkass Realization: In his SDCC diary: after Frankie and Abbey confront him for bullying Howleen, he sees himself in her and makes a dedication to being a nicer guy. Seems to have paid off.
  • Jerk Jock: Pre Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Recent advances in characterization and his SDCC exclusive diary reveal this.
  • Leitmotif: In his early webisodes, if Manny made some bull-headed action you'd hear a Spanish guitar and castanets.
  • Lovable Jock: He is now.
  • Mythology Gag: His shirt has a maze on it. Doubles as Genius Bonus. Also, his relationship with Iris, as both are monsters from Greek myth.
  • No Social Skills: In terms of romance, he's not very good at making the right impression, and is bad at expressing himself through words. He causes a hiccup in his impending relationship with Iris when he accidentally insults her passion for space, but he makes up for it when he rescues her from a disastrous assembly at school.
  • Official Couple: With Iris Clops, as of their two pack in SDCC 2014.
  • Opposites Attract: He's a loud, boisterous, excitable [1] while his girlfriend, Iris, is a demure, clumsy and affectionate aesthete.
  • Stronger Sibling: When Frankie threatens to tell his sister Minnie about his bullying, his reaction indicates that she may be this. However... we haven't seen her since.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Mazes.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Why he became a bully: in middle school, he was scrawnier than most and often got picked on. Manny was too slow to run, too shy to tell, and too small to fight; and thus often got harassed by a goblin kid and his friends. If he tried to say something back, he got a "Just Joking" Justification. In the summer before he started MH he took on a job that bulked him up significantly, and on the first day of school the goblin tried him again while he walked by— but didn't say much when Manny came back to him. As payback Manny started making the lives of that gang hell every time he met them, and eventually branched out to other monsters until his Jerk Ass Realization.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: This is pretty much the only way he could use a doll stand, and even then, the clip is extremely wide.
  • You Remind Me of X: Howleen reminded him of his middle school self: picked on and too young to help themselves out. Along with Abbey chewing him out, that caused his Jerk Ass Realization and fostered his Heel–Face Turn.

    HooDude Voodoo 
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Voiced By: Cam Clarke
A raggedy doll created by Frankie to be her boyfriend in the webisode "HooDoo You Like?". After Frankie decides that she doesn't need a guy to fit in, she tosses him away, only for him to reveal that he's alive and heartbroken at her "breaking up with him." He gets over it later, and now infrequently tags along with the ghouls on their adventures. He was released in a 2 pack with Scarah Screams as the SDCC 2012 dolls.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He discovers that his voodoo powers only work when he has a possession of the monster he's affecting when Manny flips him a coin and he later replaces a lost pin. He decides to try again and keep the coin "just in case".
  • Comically Missing the Point: He interprets a romance quiz's questions to be referring to his physiology, rather than his personality ("Are you flexible"- yes, but what does that have to do with anything, and "Would you change anything about yourself"- no, doing so would be an insult to Frankie's craftsmanship.)
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Male version. A sentient voodoo doll capable of causing pain to others by merely holding their possessions, but a goofily charming one.
  • The Ingenue: Arguably a rare male example, being extremely naive and innocent about most things.
  • Large Ham: He's rather... melodramatic about Frankie "dumping" him.
    • And just about any other emotion he may be feeling. He actually lists his oversensitivity and tendency to wear his heart on his sleeve as his Freaky Flaws in his later-released bio.
  • Made of Iron: In this case, it's the opposite, but his cloth-stuffed body means he's unable to feel pain and is difficult to harm. This allows him to be a tackling dummy for the football team, which gets him an honorary award for team spirit.
  • Nice Guy: The angriest he ever got was when he realized Frankie didn't want to date him any more, and he got over that. Currently a rather chill dude.
  • The Not-Love Interest: He slowly gets over Frankie while forming a strong bond with Scarah Screams the banshee. Peers have asked them why they aren't dating, and he admits that, while he's really close to her, he just doesn't feel any romantic attraction to her.
  • True Companions: With Scarah. He's the only monster who isn't nervous about her words, and she helps get him to see the truth about his relationship with Frankie.
  • Painting the Medium: His physical doll is plush, rather than articulated plastic.
  • Scary Stitches: Due to being a voodoo doll and being created by a stitched-up monster.
  • Shout-Out: He jokingly quotes a bit of "Frosty the Snowman" when talking about his creation.
  • Voodoo Doll: Negative things that happen to him stretch to the other Monster High students.

    Invisi Billy 
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Voiced By: Evan Smith
Son of The Invisible Man. He has a passion for illusions and special effects, but, despite the potential for pranks, he's not a bad guy.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Pale bluish-white skin that fades into translucent turquoise. His body below the neck is translucent blue in his second doll release.
  • April Fools' Day: Mattel released the profile information for Invisi Billy as a teaser for his soon-to-be-released doll... on April 1st. Complete with a full package mock-up of an empty box, with the box quote, "How do you know I'm not in the box?"
  • Canon Immigrant: Kinda. First seen in the Lisi Harrison series, and made a speaking debut in the webisode "Fright Dance".
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Billy's clothes are dark blue, teal, black, and white pieces that feature visual transitions and high-contrast patterns that suggest optical confusion and invisibility.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Fitting his slacker archetype style.
  • Hipster: This is how he describes his style, which is the "alternative" variety.
  • Invisibility: Natch.
  • Nice Guy: Generally unassuming in the webisodes, and helps Rochelle out during her dance audition out of the kindness of his heart.
  • The Prankster: Invisibility comes in handy for these.
  • Official Couple: With Scarah, as of "Scarah-voyant".
  • Shout-Out: Instead of a pet like most of the other characters, he owns a box which may or may not contain a cat. Officially, he owned a dog once but had to give it away since (due to his invisibility) animal control thought it was a stray every time he went out for a walk with it.
  • The Smart Guy: Adores physics, and even uses his knowledge for some of his pranks.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: He tends to wear dual-chromatic patterns that blend together like optical illusions.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Both played straight (see April Fools' Day above) and as of 2014, averted.

    Cy Clops 
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A cyclops semi-exclusive to the Ghoulfriends book series as one of the protagonists.
  • Nice Guy: Although instantly smitten by Robecca, when they properly get to know each other their relation at first is one of supportive friends. Cy in general is considerate, brave, and a team player.
  • Official Couple: With Robecca Steam. In fact, the only time he is mentioned outside of the books is on social media, and always in context of Robecca.
  • Punny Name: He's a cyclops and his name is Cy Clops.
  • The Smart Guy: He more or less fulfills Ghoulia's role within the Ghoulfriends team.
  • Stalker with a Crush: For the first half of Ghoulfriends Forever, Cy follows Robecca around because he thinks she's pretty and gradually because he wants to protect her from the weird things going on at school. In doing so, he helps her out wherever he can, like by bringing along stuff she forgets or giving her the time. It's only at these moments Robecca notices him and eventually she confronts him about his odd tendency to always be around when she needs something. He apologizes and explains himself, after which he stops the stalking.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: He's the only one of the Ghoulfriends team without a doll.

    Finnegan Wake 
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Click here to see Finnegan's Generation 3 appearance. 
The son of merfolk introduced in "Ready, Wheeling, and Able", and released as a doll after winning a 2014 poll.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has blue skin.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To River (not Styxx), a young sea monster at a children's hospital who also has a motor disability.
  • Curtains Match the Window: If you count fins as hair. Both his eyes and head fin are blue.
  • Disabled Means Helpless: The ghouls initially think this of him, but it's fiercely averted: he's more than capable of getting around on his own.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His doll has a wall-eyed look, with eye reflections pointing in opposite directions. This is to reflect the way fish's eyes are set on opposite sides of the head.
  • Handicapped Badass: Due to extensive training, he's now an extreme daredevil.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He is quite handsome and pleasant to look at.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: He's a paraplegic; his tail just "never started working".
  • Shout-Out: To a James Joyce novel of all things.
  • Stealth Mentor: How Finnegan first interacted with River: when he was refusing to do his physical therapy, Finnegan stepped in to motivate him. After that talk, River starts his therapy and after six months is ready to return home. The last entry in Finnegan's diary is about him giving River a going-home present made with the help of Wydowna and Ghoulia— a set of waterproof temporary tattoos just like his.
    I rolled past his room and stopped just outside the doorway. He ignored me at first, so I pulled out my iCoffin and started playing a game, After a while, I could feel him looking at me, and he finally asked, "What game is that?" I told him it was Dead Fast 3. "I beat Dead Fast 2 before I got sick." I kind of grunted at him and kept playing. "Are those real tattoos?" I told him they were. "Did they hurt?" I told him they did. "Mom and Dad said I can't get a tattoo, not even for my birthday." I said, "Getting inked is a big decision. Maybe they don't think you're responsible enough to make it yet." "That's what my parents said, but I'm almost 10 and I'm way responsible." I asked him why they thought he wasn't responsible. He didn't say anything for a bit, and finally mumbled, "Cause of physical therapy." I said, "Yeah well, good luck with that. Catch you later."
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Though it's justified a little by his paraplegia- there would be no way for him to exercise his tail.
  • Wheelchair Antics: His forte. Once got caught doing jumps in the empty school pool off the construction ramp by Bloodgood, and when she congratulated him he thought he'd be doing that all day— turns out she meant "While I admire your adventurous nature and athletic ability, ignoring the 'No Entry - Construction Zone' signs has earned you two hours in detention where you shall write I WILL NOT DO STUNTS IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE a thousand times." Ouch.

    Johnny Spirit 
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A greaser ghost who is so bad he got detention for thousands of years. He and Operetta were put into a conflict over who owned the catacombs, but connected over their love for music. They've since started dating.
  • Greaser Delinquents: We never get to know what he did to earn millennia of detention, but in any case he's not sorry for it. The entire student body feared his return with the exception of Toralei, who wrongly hoped to find an ally, and Operetta, who wasn't intimidated. He's since mellowed down.
  • Noodle Incident: What he did exactly to earn thousands of years of detention is never explained.
  • Official Couple: With Operetta as of Haunted.
  • Shout-Out: To the 1979 song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Johnny undoubtedly was designed to be sold as a doll some day, but it didn't happen before Monster High got rebooted. His odds right now are as good as zero.

    Spelldon Cauldronello 
A manster that only got to have a role in Kieran's diary before the franchise got rebooted. He's Kieran's first friend at Monster High and seems to be some kind of magical monster.
  • Cool Big Sis: Spelldon has one, who is not named. He used to travel with her before deciding to spend some years attending high school.
  • The Ingenue: Comes across as this from Kieran's description. The reason he and Kieran talk at all is because Spelldon is new at Monster High and thus does not know about Kieran's past. There's also the line "Meeting him totally made me space out," that's an odd way of saying he got distracted.
  • Punny Name: "Spell" and "Sheldon", perhaps with hints of "cauldron". It's all there is to estimate his species from.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: We never even got a picture!

Siblings (Monster Family)

  • For Kelpie Blue, see the Special Introduced page.

    Ebbie Blue 
A younger sister of Lagoona.

    Fangelica Van Bat 
Voiced By: Cristina Milizia
A lost vampire princess who was locked away under the school. After the ghouls find her, Draculaura adopts her as a sister and she begins attending Monster High.

    Wolf family siblings 
General
  • Coordinated Clothes: All of them are wearing matching jagged-stripe pajamas with eyes peeking through the dark stripes.
  • Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: Like Fangelica, they're much more animalistic, with wolf noses, tails, and large paws. As above, this is due to their inexperience with transforming, which is made very clear by baby Weredith being the wolfiest of them all.

Pawla Wolf
A younger sister of Clawdeen.

Barker Wolf
A younger brother of Clawdeen.

Weredith Wolf
The baby of the family.
  • Hairy Girl: Considering that she has the least human form of all of her family, this is an understatement.

    Alivia Stein 
Frankie's younger sister, possibly built recently.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: A slightly bluer green than Frankie.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: A rather odd case— Alivia appears to have the two eyes that the Steins couldn't find to give Frankie a matching pair!
  • Punny Name: On "Olivia" and "It's alive!". (Or the uncommon spelling "Alivia" and the phrase.)
  • Scary Stitches: Much like her sister, but in different places. She has a line of stitches on the opposite cheek, some on her limbs, and like her sister, a line of stitches that lines up with her bolts. Since the bolts are on her head, however, the stitches go across her forehead like the original 1931 Monster.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's like a miniature identical twin, likely to imply that the Steins used the same plans to build her as they did for Frankie.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Gears feature on her dress.
  • Zombie Gait: Her arms are molded in this pose.

    de Nile family siblings 
General
Pharrah de Nile
A younger sister to Cleo.

Lux de Nile
Cleo's younger brother.

Sandy de Nile
An infant, the youngest in the family.
  • Cool Crown: A Tutankhamun-style headdress.
  • Punny Name: Sandy, a real name/nickname to connote the desert sands.

Faculty, Parents, etc.

    Headless Headmistress Nora Bloodgood 
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Click here to see Bloodgood's live-action appearance. 
Click here to see Bloodgood's Generation 3 appearance. 
Voiced By: Laura Bailey (2010-2018), Debra Wilson (2022-present)
Played By: Marci T. House

The Headmistress of Monster High, who tries to balance doing what's best for the school, and encouraging her students to be themselves. She is often seen in the company of her horse Nightmare. Bloodgood and Nightmare had a doll release in late Spring, 2013.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: Her G3 counterpart is a lot stricter and intolerant about breaking monster norms. Specifically, she is prejudiced against "normies" and opposes to Clawdeen becoming a student until she is discovered to be half-werewolf in the cartoon, and expelled Eddie Hyde for being half-human in the movie, while in the original cartoon she not only allowed Victor Frankenstein and Jackson Jekyll (a full human and half-human) to attend but outright stated she hoped one day to achieve complete coexistence.
    • The G3 cartoon teeter-totters between this trope in contrast to G1 and Adaptational Nice Guy in contrast to her movie counterpart. In the movie, the revelation of Clawdeen being half-human gets her expelled before Bloodgood changes her mind, while in the cartoon the revelation of Clawdeen being half-werewolf is what finally convinces her to let her in. Even prior, her general tone and sympathy for Clawdeen gives more of a vibe of "rules are rules" rather than outright prejudice.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": As her figure's story reveals, turns out Nightmare's species are all called Nightmares.
  • Badass Longcoat: A purple riding coat suitable for governing and travel.
  • Badass Teacher: But of course. She commands a lot of respect, but she's really a good principal.
  • Cool Horse: Nightmare, despite being scary-looking at first, falls into this.
  • Headless Horseman: The obvious inspiration. Her doll's box bills her as the daughter of the famous rider, but her online profile lists no background, only saying that she is the Horseman. Perhaps both are true.
  • Losing Your Head: Regularly removes her head and puts it back on. Her doll is able to do this too, since she uses the Create-A-Monster neck systemnote .
  • No Name Given: Until Hexiciah's SDCC diary, no first name was given for her.
  • Not So Above It All/Not So Stoic: Mainly firm and unshakable, she can sometimes crack up, and she has a great sense of humor.
    • In a serious example the story with her figure goes a little into her character as a teenager and her ordeals with finding Nightmare, showing a less self-assured Bloodgood than the one we know.
    • She's also implied to have had a past relationship with Hexiciah before opening Monster High.
    • She also shows immature distress with the Board of Deaducation's deadline on the Freak du Chic fundraising.
    • When Howleen pulls a prank on her by filling her office with packing peanuts, she gives her a talking-to and sends her off. The next day, however, Howleen opens her locker to find it filled to the brim with packing peanuts. Twyla thinks this is hilarious, but Howleen is indignant.
  • Pretentious Latin Motto: Her box gives her "Fronti nulla fides" ("there is no truth in appearances"/"don't judge a book by its cover"). reflecting MH's belief in diversity and inclusion.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Her signature hairstyle.
  • Race Lift: Generation 3 makes her African American.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being strict when it comes to the rules of the school, she encourages her students to take chances and be themselves, sometimes even directly involving herself in their actions/antics.
  • Statuesque Stunner: On the big-sister body mold, to emphasize her age and imposing presence.
  • Taken for Granite: In Fright On. Gets better, though.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her preferred drink and her preferred method of meeting her new students is tea.
  • Tuckerization: Her last name references Erin Bloodgood, who's been the marketing manager for numerous Mattel franchises, including Monster High.
  • Vague Age: "Wise enough to be your grandmother, old enough to be your sister". Judging by her height and face, it appears she's somewhere in the human equivalent of her thirties or forties.

    Hexiciah Steam 
Voiced By: Dave B. Mitchell
The self-made cyborg scientist who built Robecca, who he sees as his daughter. Long disappeared on an expedition, he was finally found by Robecca along with his fellow explorers... and Cleo's mother.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: It had been a known fact that Robecca's dad was missing, and he's later shown in the ongoing story. In Monster High Frights Camera Action we see him as The Faceless in a flashback receiving the Vampire's Heart from Elissabat, and he's mentioned in her diary as a friend of the family who helped her escape. Then, in Monster High Freaky Fusion he fully returns... kind of. The ghouls actually bring a version of him from the past into the present (along with Viktor Frankenstein), give him the idea to create Robecca, and let him return back to his time.
    • The SDCC diaries see Hexiciah reunited with Robecca in the present, along with his friends on the expedition—all had been frozen in time for over a century far underground.
  • Disappeared Dad: Sometime after Robecca's century-long disappearance, he vanished. Even after she woke up, his current status is unknown.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: A cogwheel iris in his right eye, and a steampunky robotic left arm.
  • Good Parents: Even though he's her creator, he sees Robecca as his own daughter and nothing less. He also taught at Monster High at and after its completion.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His mother was a fairy.
  • Mad Scientist: He's mad enough to replace his arm with a fully working mechanical prosthetic, and his own pupils with cogwheels... not to mention the sentient and self-sufficient daughter built well enough to last a century and more.
  • Steampunk: His machines all have this aesthetic, since he's actually from the 19th-20th century.

    Mr. Rotter 
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal ("Idol Threat"), Cam Clarke (current)
A phantom who teaches at Monster High. He is known for his impossible standards.

    Mr. Hackington 
Voiced By: Audu Paden
A Cockney Igor/butcher who teaches at Monster High.

    Mrs. Kindergrubber 
A witch who teaches Home Ick.
  • Meaningful Name: She's based on the witch from Hansel and Gretel, who planned to eat the titular children—thus, her name means Childsearcher. Can't eat kids if you can't find them! It also relates to her taking in kids who don't have a home, and invokes "grub", which fits her theme.
  • Parental Substitute: She took in Robecca and Hoodude because they needed a home.
  • Perfectionist: She wants her students to follow instructions to the letter, overlapping with Germanic Efficiency.

    Ramses De Nile 
Voiced By: Audu Paden
Cleo and Nefera's strict father, who once ruled as a pharaoh and never lets anyone forget. In the modern world he is an antique dealer and looking for new ways for his family to rule. Nefera and Cleo get their royal attitudes from him, though Cleo has broken free of his cruel influence.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: "Evil" might be a stretch. "Unscrupulous" and "Self-interested" are more appropriate.
  • Creator Cameo: Voiced by the Generation 1 director.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Ramses views Deuce as a lowly slacker unworthy of Cleo's affections and he's tried many times to break them up.
  • Glory Days: Rameses continues to see himself as pharaoh, a ruler handpicked by gods, even though he's an ordinary (albeit ridiculously wealthy) citizen now.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Naturally- he's the head of the de Niles.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In "Ghoulfriends for Life", Ramses and Toralei's probation officer set up a kidnapping of Cleo and Toralei to invoke civil war with normies.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: He spends a majority of his interactions with Seth Ptolemy and his mother being as overly flattering as possible. Queen Amuncommon is decidedly not impressed.
  • Villain Song: He and Nefera sing a song in Boo York about ruling Boo York by any means necessary.

    Dracula 
Voiced By: Michael Sorich
Draculaura's father, and in the reboot, one of the founders of Monster High. Prior to the events of Welcome To Monster High, he and Draculaura kept in hiding for at least a century after a global flight of all monsters from the public eye.

Others

    Fright-Mares 
A side franchise to MH to cash in on the pony-lovers' market, taking the form of small figurines with limited articulation and molded clothes. The titular Fright-Mares are a mysterious race of diminuitive centaur hybrids spawned from and infused with the nightmares of monsters, taking on aspects of the monster and their dream, and becoming capable of shaping the dreams of their monster type in the future. They stay secluded in the Dream Pastures deep within the Monster High catacombs, and the only ones able to enter their domain are Boogeymen such as Twyla.

    Winged Critters 
A follow-up to the Fright-Mares as far as size is concerned. The critters are a bee, a dragonfly, and a firefly.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Yellow skin for Beetrice, turquoise skin for Wingrid, and pink skin for Lumina.
  • Bee Afraid: If not Beetrice's personality, it's her inspiration.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: All three pixies are insectoid fairies with exoskeleton plating, wings, and antennae, Wingrid has two pairs of arms, and Lumina and Beetrice have a bulb and bee abdomen, respectively.
  • Facial Markings: Beetrice has a heart much like Draculaura's.
  • Hartman Hips: All three, to emulate the body plan of an insect.
  • Multiarmed Multitasking: Wingrid has four arms instead of two.
  • Punny Name: On "bee" and "Beatrice" for Beetrice, on "wing" and "Ingrid" for Wingrid, and "Lumina" is derived from the Latin word for "light".
  • Rule of Three: A trio.
  • Winged Humanoid: All three have different wings, fitting for insect fairies.

Customization Dolls

    Create-A-Monster 
A line of dolls with interchangeable parts allowing the owner to customize the dolls and create their own monster. Originally, parts for only one complete monster were included in each two-character pack, but later waves included the parts for two full dolls...but only one pair of shoes. Single-monster add-on packs were also sold with all of the parts but the body and upper limbs, as they were meant to be placed on the bodies from the starter packs. Later doll release included the Design Lab, which included blank dolls with a tattoo system for the faces and detail, Color Me Creepy, dolls with color-changing bodies based on temperature offering design potential from hot and cold pens, and the Monster Maker, a doll-printing machine- all options for owners to be even more hands-on with the dolls' designs. Spinoffs of the line include Inner Monster, the Beast Freaky Friends, and the Anti-Styling Head.

The line's most notable contribution to the brand was the development of a plastic hip joint system, which the dissasembly of these dolls necessitated. Previously, MH dolls had elastic-strung hips which were prone to weakening over time and getting caught in the dolls' clothing. After the CAM line created a successful plastic alternative, the joint was adapted for use in all legged MH dolls afterward.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Examples include the glittery translucent pink of the Blob Girl, and the bright yellow fading into black of the Bee Girl.
  • An Ice Person: The Ice Girl, likely an elemental like Heath.
  • Badass Fingersnap: The Witch Girl has her right hand molded in this position, as if casting a spell.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Bee Girl.
  • Blob Monster: While not in shape, the Blob Girl definitely counts.
  • The Cameo: Some of these monsters make appearances as background characters in the webisodes.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Most of the pieces from the Monster Maker, to emphasize the blank-slate aspect of the dolls and to avoid detracting from the owner's designs.
  • Dem Bones: The Skeleton Girl, although only her limbs are included.
  • Extra Eyes: The Three-Eyed Girl pack.
  • Feathered Fiend: The Harpy pack.
  • Giant Woman: While they're not canon, the Beast Freaky Friends would count, being 28 inches each.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: The Gorgon Girl, with a plated face in contrast to to Deuce and Viperine.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: One of the only aversions of MH's typical lingo- here, the female characters are referred to as "girls", not "ghouls".
  • LEGO Body Parts: Designed to mix and match yet the base packs still form coherent characters.
  • Losing Your Head: The Anti-Styling Heads are presented as disembodied heads in lab-specimen bell jars.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The blob girl has a retro 50s-inspired look because her parent’s movie was from that decade.
    • The Gorgon and Mummy Girls seem to be sold in the same pack for the same reason Deuce and Cleo are a couple: Snakes were important to Egypt and are the most famous feature of a gorgon's physiology.
    • The Witch and Cat girls are sold in the same pack, since cats are witches' familiars.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: The Blob Girl's hair is made of the same substance as the rest of her, translating to a molded plastic wig, and most of the other non-mammals have humanlike hair.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: One of the males.
  • Sirens Are Mermaids: The Siren pack, since a bird siren would be too similar to the Harpy pack.
  • Wicked Witch: One in a two-pack set.

    Inner Monster 
A line of customizable dolls based on emotions. Each doll has accessories to create at least two different emotional looks (The deluxe pack has three) and translucent body shells that can be removed to allow you to place emotion charms on the skeleton. Each of the three smaller dolls has an expansion pack, providing an additional outfit, faceplate, and a molded wig to supplement one of their emotions.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The emotional personas of the dolls: Shockingly Shy and Scared Silly, Spooky Sweet and Frightully Fierce, Hauntingly Happy, Eek Excited, and Shivering Sad, and lastly, Fearfully Feisty and...Fangtastic Love.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Feisty/Love is light pink, Shy/Silly is gradient orange, Sweet/Fierce is light minty blue, and Happy/Excited/Sad is very pale purple. All of them have torso plates that are a translucent version of their main color, and Happy/Excited/Sad also has a solid torso option. In addition to this, their brains and skeletons are all different colors, with green and orange brains for two, and lime, purple, blue, and mint skeletons among them.
  • Animesque: The line leans toward this art style, with the box artwork being much more detailed and elaborate and the dolls themselves having larger eyes and more over-the-top and animated looks for their different moods.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Spooky Sweet's mood pack turns her into a candy monster, with ice-cream hair, frosting and sprinkle makeup, and a candy outfit.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: Scared Silly's faceplate includes this.
  • Body Horror: Each doll has an exposed brain and a translucent torso. Fangtastic Love's spider accessory takes the cake, looking vaguely parasitic and skeletal, yet disturbingly organic.
  • The Cameo: They serve as the avatars in the in-universe Inner Monster app, which helps the students get in touch with their feelings.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Some of them are based on the typical color associations for their moods, like pink for love, yellow for happy, and blue for sad.
  • Domino Mask: The faceplates for Spooky Sweet, Frightfully Fierce, Hauntingly Happy, and Shivering Sad have designs to this effect.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Spooky Sweet's base look.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Each doll has three eye options with different designs.
    • Feisty/Love has blue cat eyes, pink and blue heart eyes, and flame eyes.
    • Shy/Silly has crossed green and yellow swirl eyes, side-glancing purple eyes, and orange cat eyes.
    • Sweet/Fierce has bright blue eyes designed to look like a starburst/glittering effect, feather eyes, and heart eyes.
    • Sad/Happpy/Excited has normal blue eyes, pink eyes with pink sclerae, and pink eyes with yellow sparkle designs.
  • Eyes Never Lie: All of the dolls have three eye options to reflect their mood.
  • Facial Markings: Flames for Fearfully Feisty, garish hearts for Fangtastic Love, a flower for Shockingly Shy, a pattern of scales over stripes for Frightfully Fierce,a starburst pattern for Eek Excited, and a glowing yellow band for Hauntingly Happy.
  • Fog Feet: Eek Excited looks like a genie made out of a tornado.
  • Hellish Pupils: Feisty/Love has these for her flaming eyes and her "normal" blue eyes, and Shy/Silly has a variation, too.
  • Hot Wings: Fearfully Feisty's prominent accessory.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They can look relatively normal, but definitely qualify due to their exposed brains, translucent bodies filled with organ-like emotions, bizarre eye options, and unnatural back accessories, all of which change according to their mood.
  • Literal-Minded: The Spooky Sweet and Scared Silly mood packs, which take "sweet" and silly" out of their original contexts and give each mood a literal interpretation of the words.
  • Monster Clown: Scared Silly's mood pack turns her into this, with circus makeup, a ruffle-collared harlequin dress, and shoes decorated with gag flowers.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Spooky Sweet's mood pack has ice-cream hair, Fearfully Feisty's has flames, and Eek Excited's is made of a twister.
  • Ocular Gushers: Shivering Sad has these.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Fearfully Feisty plays on this, with either of her designated outfits being primarily blue while all of her accessories are bright orange flames.
  • Peacock Girl: Frightfully Fierce's getup.
  • Personality Powers/Psychoactive Powers: Assuming each is supposed to be just one character, the Inner Monsters have wildly different appearances depending on the mood they're experiencing, and most of them seem to imply different abilities.
  • Plant Person: Shockingly Shy.
  • Playing with Fire: Fearfully Feisty.
  • Pretty Butterflies: Hauntingly Happy has bright yellow butterfly wings.
  • Retraux: Sweet/Fierce has this look, with wavy flipped hair, simple shoes, and a polka-dot candy-button dress.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Shy/Silly has purple hair.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Hearts and flames for Feisty/Love, plants and tentacles for Shy/Silly, candy patterns, feathers, and scales for Sweet/Fierce. All of them have some generic spooky designs and images of their emotion charms on their outfits as well.
  • Visual Pun: One of Spooky Sweet's emotion charms is a tooth adorned with a candy-shaped bow, i.e., a literal sweet tooth. And Feisty/Love has a literal ghost pepper.

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