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Fright On

     Dee O'Gee 
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A werewolf from Crescent Moon High who joins the MH student body after the two schools merge. The most physically imposing werewolf of the school and a close friend of Romulus.
  • The Big Guy: Of Crescent Moon High, but he remains the most muscular werewolf at Monster High and overall one of biggest students. Only Manny and Finnegan are in his league.
  • Punny Name: His name is literally the letters of the word "dog" phonetically spelled out and then squashed back together when pronounced.
  • The Quiet One: Actually has some things to say when he first shows up but the moment Romulus appears on screen he never talks again.
  • Shout-Out: Definitely designed after Wolverine, who'd been in the mainstream spotlight since the 2000 movie XMen1.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: The vampire couple have gotten as far as trademarked names, but neither Dee O'Gee nor Romulus ever had a hint of being considered for a doll.
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     Gory Fangtell 
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Voiced By: Cindy Robinson
The daughter of vampires, she joins the MH student body after its merge with Belfry Prep. Never seen without her glasses; and in Fright On, never seen without her boyfriend and partner in crime Bram Devein.
  • Alpha Bitch: During Fright On, she unsuccessfully attempts to secure a place at the top of the Monster High food chain. And in 13 Wishes and Frights, Camera, Action, even after the whole vamps vs. lycans spat is resolved, she still picks on Howleen and Draculaura.
  • Beauty Mark: To add to her haughty air.
  • Breakout Character: Gory's shown up in multiple CG specials and webisodes, and is very well-liked by fans.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Natural for a vampire.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: You just had to pick on Draculaura the day she got selected to be queen of the vampires, didn't you?
  • Multicolored Hair: Purple and black.
  • Pet the Dog: During her brief stint as a black carpet bouncer in Frights, Camera, Action she lets Ygor into Elissabat's premiere. However, she gets back at Lord Stoker for turning her down as queen by kicking him out of the premiere.
  • Pointy Ears: Typical for her monster type.
  • Purple Eyes: Fuchsia or burgundy.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: As a vamp, yeah.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Even at the Vampire Majesty world premiere and crowning of the next Vampire Queen, she still wears her Belfry Prep outfit.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Directly invoked, since she lost a 2014 poll for who the next doll would be to Finnegan Wake.
  • Villain Decay: Used to be a hellish Alpha Bitch, now she's a bit nicer. Emphasis on "a bit".
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Black thigh-highs at grade F.

     Van Hellscream 
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Voiced By: Cam Clarke
An ex monster-hunter touting himself as a monster-humans relations expert, he comes to MH claiming to help the school with its' monster-gration. However, he's actually planning to turn the werewolves and vampires against each other, ensuring that monsters will face an even larger divide.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Gets turned to stone, just like he did to Bloodgood with gorgon powder.
  • Big Bad: Of Fright On.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Ms. Crabgrass. She's probably the only monster he trusts closely, and aids him in his schemes against other monsters.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: What he actually is, and most likely where he got all his potions.
  • Evil Wears Black: His most prominent color.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards monsters, and believes keeping them seperated will keep normies safe.
  • Faux Affably Evil: A baddie without a doubt, but generally genial right up until the monsters go up against him at the gym.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: One over his left eye.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the last scene of Fright On: he and Crabgrass open the door to the gym for the Skullastic Superintendents to look in, see the monster students fighting, and shut the school down... but they're all happily partying. When he and Crabgrass try to make a break for it, they get Taken for Granite courtesy of Deuce. Bloodgood's suggestion for the new statues? The catacombs.
  • Manipulative Bastard: When Bloodgood was gone, he's able to turn the vampires and werewolves against each other in one day by playing to historical wounds and personal insecurities (like Howleen's desire to be important). Since he was willing to attack them all with potentially deadly powders, it's safe to say he didn't actually care about any of them.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size: His scheme to start a monster interspecies war starts at a high school.
  • Punny Name: On Van Helsing, the monster hunter from Dracula.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: But of course- it adds to the menace.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is convinced that the only reason the humans are still a thriving species is that the monsters have been too busy fighting one another to bother attacking humans. Thus feels his actions are protecting humanity.

Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?

     Kieran Valentine 
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Voiced By: Jonathan Lipow
The antagonist of Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love, he was Draculaura's boyfriend (for a week) before her family had to flee their old home about 500 years prior to her attending Monster High. An emotional vampire, he's Exactly What It Says on the Tin (a vampire who subsists off of emotions, not blood). To this end, he'd use his charms and looks to steal love from many ghouls, until he lost his powers attempting to steal Draculaura's heart after his first attempt centuries before was cut short. He regains them later from working in an animal shelter (that's heavily implied to be magical) and learns that stolen emotion cannot sustain any emotional vampire.He was released as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive doll alongside Djinni Grant in summer 2015.
  • The Atoner: In the second graphic novel "I Only Have Eye For You", he tries to make up for his past actions by "helping" the couples get together before the dance. His actions usually backfired though, and nobody even knew it was him until the last chapter. In the end, they all realize that he really was trying to help and that his actions did help the couples get closer - even if it wasn't they way he intended. They accept him but ask that he acts more openly next time.
  • Be My Valentine: It's his last name and he's very romantic.
  • Big Bad: Of 'Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?'
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Had one with Toralei Stripe in Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love? He wanted Draculaura's heart, she wants Draculaura's unhappiness.
  • The Casanova: Has broken dozens of girl's hearts.
  • Charm Person: Has ability to hypnotize girls to fall in love with him, which he does to Draculaura to get her away from Clawd. It's part of the deal as an emotional vampire.
  • Cool Shades: Which he used to tell when a girl's heart is ready to be "harvested"—and break when he's defeated. The first pair he had crosses over with Lennon Specs.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: If not friendship, at least acceptance.
  • Exact Words: He tries to use a wish from Whisp to go back to Monster High and "fix what was broken", but he gets sent back to fix the railing around the bog as a repairman, and doesn't get the chance to undo his mistakes.
  • Greek Chorus: The three clouds who follow him in Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Realizes his wrongs at the end, but he blows his chance to fix things through wishes.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: This is how he captures hearts.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: After finding Whisp and wasting his first two wishes, his last wish is for them to always be friends, which grants each of them automatic contacts and phone reception between the monster world and Whisp's lantern.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Sort of - he never really loved Draculaura, but since he hurt her the most with his past actions he puts the most effort into "helping" her and Clawd in the graphic novel.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Falling into the Bog, along with Toralei.
  • Yandere: For Draculaura.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Has little concern for the monsters involved in his schemes, and uses them to further his goals.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kieran" means "dark-haired", a classic feature of vampires which he has.
  • Momma's Boy: He cries for his mom at the end of Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love when his plans fail.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He feeds off emotions, not blood.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: A goblin lady sets him to working in an unwanted monster animal shelter, after being fraught with stench for a very long time leaves him with not much company and not much to do. Duties include caring for the animals (which include flying monkeys) and cleaning their cages, and anticipating what they tend to throw. It turns out his dedication to his work pays off and earns the love of the animals which allows his powers to return, getting rid of the stench. His experience also leaves him with a pathological fear of the aforementioned airborne primates.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Always wears a nice suit.
  • Southern Gentleman: Puts on a fake accent to make himself sound like this when he's trying to charm people. His real voice is closer to a general American accent.

     C.A. Cupid 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
The daughter of Eros, she runs the school's love advice radio show and is featured in the 2012 special Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?. Her Monster High doll was sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores alongside a diary in its' second release. Currently transferred to Ever After High.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Stark white with limbs that fade into black with a lace pattern.
  • Archer Archetype: It comes with the job. She has bow and arrow earrings, heels, and a ring.
  • A-Team Firing: Her freaky flaw is her seriously bad aim, which was a plot point in the special.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: She's in charge of teenage love, but she's a terrible shot, and winds up causing as many problems as she solves. Young love is notorious for being messy and confusing.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: A natural fit for a creepy Cupid.
  • Foil: To Abbey. C.A. encourages people who follow her radio show to flirt and laugh at the other person's jokes even if they aren't funny, while blunt, outspoken Abbey says they should just be brutally honest. On a more direct level, the two are also seriously divided between winter or spring for the best season of the year.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The reflections of light on her eyes are shaped like hearts.
  • Happily Adopted: Reveals this in an interview with the official Monster High Tumblr. Her true monster heritage is unknown to everyone, herself included. Ghoulia thinks she may be a bone elemental, but Cupid realizes that she's not a monster or a fairy tale, and that she just goes wherever she's needed.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: This helps to offset her creepiness and tie her to her theme.
  • In Love with Love: Maybe not herself, but she says anyone like this is considered her friend.
  • Lampshade Hanging: She just sort of shows up out of nowhere as a radio host, but her diary reveals that that was exactly the intention- she had been attending MH invisibly for a while while Bloodgood sought to find a plausible way to introduce her to the monster population.
  • Love Goddess: Daughter of Eros, but a much creepier take on the idea.
  • Meaningful Name: Subverted. While Chariclo and Arganthone were both women from Greek mythology, neither really has anything to do with Cupid's character.
  • Overly Long Name: Alludes to this being the reason that she goes by C.A.: "I use my initials because my name is scary long, hideously unpronouncable and you know you're just going to call me 'Cupid' anyway."
    • Confirmed in the diary, where we learn that it stands for Chariclo Arganthone.
  • Perky Goth: While she's one of the creepier-looking students at MH, she's genuinely cheerful and sweet.
  • Put on a Bus: Destination: Ever After.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Hearts, as seen on her dress, hairstyle, makuep, and shoes, and archery equipment, included in her bow-and-arrow earrings, quiver bracelet, bow-and-arrow ring, and bow-shaped heels.
  • Time Abyss: She's as old as teenage love.
  • The Matchmaker: Her hobby. Varying degrees of success in this field.
  • The Reveal: She is the reason that Cleo & Clawd were a couple for a short time— she mistakenly believed they were meant to be together.
  • Shot in the Ass: Simultaneously with Clawd in Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love? by herself .
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: She only paints the middle of her lips, giving her a blank or harsh look resembling a porcelain doll.
  • Winged Humanoid: Heart-shaped wings made out of a ribcage.
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Escape From Skull Shores

     Andy Beast 
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Voiced By: George Newbern
A monster boy who lived alone in Skull Shores for a long time, as he was sent away by his parents due to a Hulk-like condition that makes him grow in size and ferocity when he's angered. He also has a strange sense of familiarity with Frankie— despite never having seen her before— apparently building statues of her all around the island. This is actually because Frankie's the Identical Stranger to a human scientist whom he had a great friendship with years prior, but that doesn't stop him and Frankie from becoming good friends (it actually helps). She convinces him to return to civilization, and stay at Monster High.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple.
  • Beast and Beauty: With the scientist girl and Frankie.
  • Genius Bruiser: A big dude who can rip an intercom out of a wall, but very eloquent and able to build a very complicated home out of a wrecked boat and rudimentary jungle stuff. Also able to build near lifelike statues.
  • The Hermit: He was tired of constant fear and apprehension at his condition, so he willingly decided to begin living on Skull Shores. The Tikis are too scared of him to confront him, so he was happily living by himself until the scientist (and later, the ghouls) find him. He's isolated himself from contact with others for so long that he's shrouded in legend. It's legitimately surprising for Frankie and the viewers when we find out the Beast of Skull Shores is usually... a kid.
  • Horned Humanoid: In both forms, bigger when he becomes the Beast.
  • Nature Hero: Shipwrecked on Skull Shores as a child, he's attuned to the place.
  • Older Than They Look: The ghouls find him in the 21st century, and he looks like a (horned, musclebound and purple) teenage boy, but he was probably born in the 17-1800s.
  • Pointy Ears: They're also expressive.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Fandom posterboy for this trope.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Although he's supposedly going to Monster High now, he pretty much hasn't been seen since Escape From Skull Shores.
  • Ship Tease: With Frankie in Skull Shores.
  • Shout-Out: A giant monster from the jungle who forms an attachment to our beautiful heroine and can only be calmed down by her when provoked to horrifying rage? King Kong much? Also, his first name is one to Andy Serkis, who did suit work for everyone's favorite ginormous gorilla.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When he experiences hate, anger, or fear, he becomes so terrifying that he "becomes the Beast". He loses almost all coherence in the special when driven to this, and the only thing that brings him back to normal is Frankie.

     Bartleby Farnum 
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Voiced By: Keith Silverstein
A human conman who initially plans to exhibit the ghouls in a freakshow when he finds them adrift, but when he sees Frankie's uncanny resemblance to a human scientist he decides to use her as bait for the Beast of Skull Shores (that's Andy).
  • Bad Boss: To Kipling, a young monster he keeps as his assistant. Farnum berates him on his "horrible" appearance (that is, he looks perfectly fine except for his big ears) and forces him to wear a Brown Bag Mask. The ghouls teach Kipling not to take that treatment any more, and at the end he finally gets back at Farnum.
  • Big Bad: Of Escape From Skull Shores.
  • Fantastic Racism: Considers himself intellectually superior to all monsters.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As a showman, he uses a facade of congeniality to get what he wants— but if his plans are failing or he's getting challenged he quickly becomes aggressive.
  • Gold Tooth: Two of these.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: A pretty Dastardly Whiplash-esque mustache— sans the beard.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Throughout the movie he prides himself on his humanity but at the end when he makes ready to give Andy to a freakshow, his beleaguered monster assistant Kipling flings him over a ledge into tar after he's fallen through a passing fleet of birds— effectively tarring and feathering him. He's then carted off by the employees of the freakshow, who mistake him for a freak.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Swindler by trade.
  • Sword Cane: No sword in his cane, but a lot of tricky tools— and every single one can neutralize a monster attack.
  • Evil Brit: Has a British accent.

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Friday Night Frights

    Gary 
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Voiced By: Andrew Duncan
The Granite City High SKRM strongest member and best friend of Rocco.
  • Living Statue: It comes with being a gargoyle.
  • Oral Fixation: Not literally, but his most distinctive feature is a fang jutting out from the left of his jaw with no counterpart on the right. It gives the same mouth focus as if he was chewing on something.
  • Punny Name: Probably a pun on "quarry".
  • Straw Misogynist: A light case. He doesn't do any talking like Rocco, but it follows that he agrees with everything the other says.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Forms this with Rocco when Toralei is not around.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: No toy whatsoever.

     Rocco 
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Voiced By: Evan Smith
The SKRM Captain of Granite City High and Toralei's boyfriend.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Subverted. He thought he was hiding his readiness to cheat to beat other schools from Toralei, which surprised her because not only did she know, it's one of the reasons she's dating him!
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: He's got a golden earring on the left.
  • Living Statue: It comes with being a gargoyle.
  • Meaningful Name: His name sounds like "rock", while the spelling is based on the French art style Roc[c]oco.
  • Official Couple: With Toralei Stripe. His only mention outside of Friday Night Frights was during the "A Night in Scare-adise" event where Toralei was sad he couldn't make it to the party.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a scar-like crack running over his left eye.
  • Straw Misogynist: A light case that only applies to SKRM, but definitely in play. Of note is his reaction when his longtime teammate turns out to be a girl (Rochelle) and leaves the team in anger over their behavior. He's only embarrassed over having played with a girl on the team. He does eventually see the error of his ways.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Forms this with Gary when Toralei is not around.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: No toy, despite being presented as Toralei's beau.

Ghouls Rule!

     Chad 
Voiced By: Steve Staley
A normie boy who befriends Jackson and the monster kids.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: No sense of the proper workings of humor.
  • Nice Guy: Chad is a friendly, glass-half-full kind of guy. It's established when he jumps to defend the monsters, still perfect strangers at this point, when Lilith accused them of attacking people at the Halloween party.
  • Odd Friendship: They don't seem to have a lot in common, but he gets along great with Clair.

     Clair 
Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
A goth normie girl attending New Salem High who takes a liking to Jackson. Later, she helps protect the monster kids.

     Lilith Van Hellscream 
Voiced By: Kate Higgins
Normie niece of Van Hellscream, and with a deep-seated hatred of monsters to match.

     Sheriff 
Voiced By: Audu Paden
The corrupt sheriff of the New Salem Police Department.

13 Wishes

    Fawn 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
A deer girl who was the last one to find the lantern before Howleen. Whisp nearly got her wish for power from her, but Gigi snapped her out of it just in time.

     Gigi Grant 
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Voiced By: Jonquil Goode
The daughter of a genie who initially appears in the 13 Wishes special. While her powers are abused by Whisp's manipulations, by the end Whisp takes her place and Gigi loses her powers...mostly. That's not a bad thing, as she's finally able to reap the benefits of longtime friends.
  • Adorkable: She adores astronomy, and was released in the Geek Shriek line.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Bright pink.
  • Benevolent Genie: She cares for her Finders and hates that she has to leave after her service is over, and is very upset when Whisp shows up and corrupts Howleen.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Part of her magical features, and possibly to invoke scorpions' large pincers.
  • Genie in a Bottle: She's found and freed from this status by Howleen. Due to her long periods of imprisonment, Gigi is claustrophobic and loves to see new places once she's relieved of the genie job.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Gigi wears a lot of it, and it's even one of her main hair colors.
  • Literal Genie: It's not of her own volition though, that's just how genie powers work. Tries her hardest to warn people of this before they start wishing, because when they start she can't help them. She once got her mouth forcefully shut until her servitude was up after trying to warn a finder.
  • Multicolored Hair: Magenta with golden orange accents. Her Maul Monsteristas doll gives her carrot orange hair with some blue and magenta streaks.
  • Mythology Gag: All of her hairstyles include a ponytail section, due to said style being a staple of a genie's look (male or female), and all of her shoes have an upturned point (yes, even her high-tops), which is also a classic genie feature.
  • Older Than They Look: No official age, but since her father lost her birth certificate between the rule of King Darius and Caesar she's definitely at least Older Than Feudalism. Her father says she's around 15 physically, however.
  • Our Genies Are Different: Has some scorpion-like biology. Also, she offers thirteen wishes instead of three—which is actually an attest to her experience. We learn from Djinni's diary that, in the MH universe, genies start as only being able to make three wishes.
  • Pointy Ears: Rounded upward with a point that echoes her shoes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Much like Jackson and Holt, she serves as the blue to to Whisp's red. Gigi is more calm and timid, and Whisp, even after her redemption, is more active and a bit snarky, too. While this is a reversal of their hair colors, their eyes correspond to the idea.
  • Scary Scorpions: Her main motif, due to her desert origins. Her skin is plated like one, she has long fingers and a scorpion tattoo, her signature hairstyle is shaped like a scorpion tail, her pet is a scorpion, and they feature in her accessories.
  • Ship Tease: With Finnegan in his basic release diary.
  • Shout-Out: In "Scareful What You Wish For", she folds her arms and blinks when granting wishes.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Scorpions, and abstract symbols resembling rounded scales.
  • Youthful Freckles: These help to add to her innocence and appeal.

    Djinni "Whisp" Grant 
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Voiced By: Jonquil Goode
Gigi's Living Shadow, created by Giles Grimm. Was officially released as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive doll alongside Kieran Valentine in summer 2015.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": "Djinni" and "genie" are essentially two terms for the same thing, making her this.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple.
  • Big Bad: Of 13 Wishes.
  • Bookworm: Once she gets some free time in the lantern, she's surprised to discover that she is an avid reader.
  • Brick Joke: Before he meets Whisp, Valentine's diary details an unpleasant community-service experience cleaning up after flying monkeys, leading him to never want to see one again. Whisp's diary profile says she's heard about flying monkeys, and that she might consider one for a pet.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Howleen figures out what drove her to megalomania and uses her last wish to let whisp trade places with Gigi as the new Genie of the Lamp, thus freeing Gigi and giving Whisp the position she always wanted. However, this still counts as a punishment— Gigi now gets to chill out with monsters at her own leisure and on her own terms, while when Djinni's not with a Finder she has a lot of pretty lonely downtime, and she's bound to the rules of the lantern. Valentine's pretty much her only constant friend and he can't really hang out with her, since her time as his genie is up.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: When she's reformed, she decides to keep her shadow look and still shows interest in darker fashion, but she's much better morally.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: With Gigi, the Monster High ghouls, and Kieran Valentine.
  • Driven by Envy: She really suffered from jealousy over Gigi's role as the Genie, and that helped her stir the same feelings in Howleen.
  • Evil Twin: To Gigi.
  • Facial Markings: Black symbols over and under her right eye, depicting the phases of a lunar eclipse.
  • Fog Feet: This is what she has in her shadow form. When the eclipse and Howleen's wicked wishes turn her solid, she gains legs. Her SDCC doll has a unique system which allows you to choose between the two, with a pair of legs and a shadowy tail that connect to her torso.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: A world-domination variant. Whisp's jealously of Gigi's success led her to go out and corrupt Gigi's finders, and use them to abuse Gigi's wishes to give herself more power and eventually take over the world with the aid of an eclipse.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Probably brought about by her realizing all her years of scheming came to nothing, and that being able to travel around the world is better than slavishly trying to control it.
  • Lampshade Hanging: She realizes that her work-wear and causal wear are pretty much identical, and she's well aware that her favorite food (scarrot cake) has no relevance to her monster type or personality, unlike everyone else's.
  • Living Shadow: In 13 Wishes, she became visibly more "real" as the Finder — in this case, Howleen — makes the wishes she suggests and grants her more control. Even so, her legs turn into shadows much like Twyla's.
  • Loophole Abuse: Whisp eventually realized that she wasn't restricted under the same rules Gigi was, so she left the lamp and began her treachery.
  • Lunacy: The solar eclipse boosts her abilities, with the moonlight solidifying her shadowy form and granting her power.
  • Meaningful Name: "Djinni" is an archaic form of "genie", which is most often used in modern works to refer to the evil variety. "Whisp" is short for "whisper", her sneaky method of reaching the dark side of a Finder's subconscious, but also sounds like "wisp", referring to her shadowy matter.
  • Multicolored Hair: Varying shades of blue with teal and purple highlights.
  • Not So Different: With Howleen: both feel overshadowed by their older sister figures. This never really becomes a direct part of the conflict, but it does help Whisp appeal to Howleen's darker side, and later helps Howleen sympathize with Whisp and come up with her final wish.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: If you had only seen 13 Wishes and not known the dolls' billing, you wouldn't know that "Whisp" wasn't her actual name.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: In her brief makeover as a lamp genie, Whisp has blue accents where Gigi has orange/gold.
  • Palette Swap: As her shadow, excepting her tattoos, earrings, colors, and lower body, Whisp is just an alternately-colored Gigi. Her second doll gives her some different fashions to avert this, but her hairstyle still mimics one of Gigi'snote .
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Until her redemption, this definitely applied.
  • Retcon: She becomes a "lamp genie" like Gigi at the end of 13 Wishes, becoming physical flesh and blood. However, her SDCC doll release says she changed her appearance back to her old look (though it's her solid form as seen in the movie's climax) to stay true to herself. Out-of-universe, of course, this is to allow collectors to have a doll that represents Whisp's most recognizable look.
  • Running Gag: The lantern's "You are summoned" notice in her diary, and her frustration with the actual voice until she finally gets it to sound encouraging and friendly.
  • Scary Scorpions: See Gigi, as they're physically identical. Her only difference is that she has more scorpion tattoos than Gigi, with some going down her left arm and the back of her right hand as well as their shared chest tattoo.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The lamp, which she shares with Gigi. Eventually, she realizes that she doesn't need to stay behind while Gigi's active...
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Her "I ♡ Fashion" doll has a pair of knee-high shoes made of scorpion-like bones.
  • The Sleepless: She offhandedly mentions in her diary that she doesn't need sleep.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Chunky zig-zag shapes, as seen in her earrings and one of her second doll's skirts. These seem to reference the shards of her magic mirror.
  • Vague Age: Since she's Gigi's shadow. She just goes with 15, to go along with Gigi's age.
  • We Can Rule Together: She offered Howleen unlimited power at her side even after it becomes clear that that's not really what she wants anymore. The offer was most likely a desperate farce.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: When the eclipse occurs, she gains this look, either out of some effect of the moonlight or her desperation for her plan to succeed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

     Twyla Boogeyman 
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Voiced By: Jonquil Goode
Daughter of the Boogeyman. Reserved and non-confrontational, she has the power to move through shadows (called shadow-jumping). Although now very skilled at it, her signature diary reveals that took a substantial amount of practice. She's introduced as Howleen's closest friend in Generation 1.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: A unique example; she has lavender skin, with her limbs fading into dark grey shadows at the extremities.
  • Ascended Extra: Her Freak du Chic release zig-zags this. While it's more elaborate and unique than her appearance in the corresponding webisodes, it's a Target exclusive.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: A pattern that show up in some of her outfits, likely to represent dust mites.
  • Big Fancy House: See Cool House.
  • Cool House: The family Boogeymansion. A huge place with stairs that seem to go wherever they please, doors that act akin to in-house portals, multiple secret passageways, plus the huge room of tons of bottles of magical morphing sand. Basically, like a disorienting not-quite-nightmare in house form. If it weren't for Twyla with them, the ghouls would get lost every time they visit.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Howleen most of the time, but also to Toralei in Frights, Camera, Action during her stint as The Judge in "Cute Court".
  • Cool Loser: She considers herself a misfit, but is perfectly fine with it. And although she's generally more to herself than other monsters, she's also the mellower of them.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Her G2 eye color.
  • Creepy Monotone: Speaks quietly in a dull and gravelly voice.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Post-reboot (see above).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Goes with her quiet demeanor.
    Draculaura: *after being transformed with boogey sand* Twyla, you're a genius!
    Twyla: Draculaura, you're a ghost!
  • Damsel in Distress: In Electrified when Moanica locked her in a cell.
  • Dream Stealer: A good example, as she hides under normie beds to take their nightmares and eat them, rather than adding to them like she and her father are rumored to do.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Has shades of this due to her Victorian fashion sense, but her Electrified doll plays it straight, with a huge hair bow and collar.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The reboot gives her some lighter swirls in her irises to resemble shadows.
  • Glowing Eyes: All the better to watch you sleep with. This also applies to all of her physical dolls before Freak du Chic.
  • High Class Gloves: Her Supercharged doll gives her one arm faded into shadow from the elbow down, rather than both fading from the wrist down, creating an asymmetrical version of this effect.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Does this occasionally, such as telling Spectra in Haunted that they've already been told they're not supposed to be on River's yacht.
  • Living Shadow: Subverted. Twyla can melt into the shadows and use them for transportation, and her limbs are usually faded into shadows, but she's solid for the most part. Her various appearances play with the distribution of the shadows on her body, suggesting that they either shift organically or can be concentrated according to her preferences.
  • Mama Bear: Her pet peeve is vacuum cleaners because her pet is a literal dust bunny who would be quite vulnerable to them.
  • Meaningful Name: Derived from "twilight", the beginning of the night. Since kids usually have early bedtimes, this is when she'd be active in the normie world.
  • Multicolored Hair: Sea green with periwinkle highlights on her signature and New Scaremester dolls, purple with sea green streaks on her Coffin Bean doll, mint and dusty rose for Haunted, sea green and black in her Freak du Chic release, and her Electrified doll has black and magenta accents.
  • Only One Name: Most construed her full name as Twyla Boogeyman, but initially no last name had been given. Her Scaremester planner and Freak du Chic poster confirm this idea, giving "Boogeyman" as her last name.
  • The Pig Pen: Dustin is shown to be. When he tries to help Watzit clean his kennel, he only makes it dirtier.
  • Purple Eyes: Before the reboot.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between her and her best friend Howleen. Twyla's the blue. Their sides of the paradigm are outlined in their color schemes, too—Howleen's current shock of hot pink hair and omnipresence of warm color contrast to Twyla's mellower mint, violet, indigo, black, and lavender scheme.
  • Shrinking Violet: But if Howleen needs her, she'll be there.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: She's shy, and both of her main hair colors are blue-toned.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Anywhere that's dark, Twyla can and will do this.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Cobwebs and four-legged bugs.
  • Things That Go "Bump" in the Night: Comes with being the daughter of the Boogeyman. Each of her dolls has different variations on the "nightmare monster" and "creepy bedroom" motif, though each features bugs or spider webs in some way.
    • Signature Twyla has doorknob earrings and a door knocker belt, a spiderweb dreamcatcher design on her purse and bracelet, and the heels of her platform creepers are made to resemble carved wood from antique furniture, like bedposts or closets.
    • Twyla's New Scaremester outfit resembles pajamas, and her purse and portfolio are textured like damask wallpaper, which, as The Haunted Mansion references, can often be interpreted as forming scary faces in the patterns.
    • Twyla's Coffin Bean release has a spiderweb dreamcatcher-patterned outfit, and also resembles pajamas.
    • Haunted Twyla has bed-shaped shoes.
    • Freak du Chic Twyla is a clown, invoking coulrophobia which is common in children, and her legs are extended to an uncanny level with stilts. Said stilts are carved in the same way as signature Twyla's heels, and the Dustin that comes with this release is holding cymbals.
    • Electrified gives her a lolita ensemble to invoke a Creepy Doll, and her shoes have doorknobs and windows on them.
    • And lastly, her pet dust bunny, Dustin, who's made from dust under the bed but also resembles a worn-out plush rabbit.
  • Quirky Curls: Her Freak du Chic doll gives her an updo of tight curls to go with her clown look.
  • Victorian London: She borrows her fashion sense from this era to add to her creepy-house theme.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her Freak du Chic fishnet knee-socks rank between B and C.

     Catty Noir 
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Voiced By: Missi Hale (13 Wishes), Karen Strassman (Boo York, Boo York)
A famous werecat pop star who decides to take a break from her music career in order to attend Monster High. She was having a huge amount of conflict and didn't believe she was feeling the emotions she was singing— turns out when you pay a teenager to sing songs you wrote about your love life it can be creatively limiting.
  • Adorkable: In the Geek Shriek line.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Like Wydowna, she's stark black.
  • Ascended Extra: Her first appearance in 13 Wishes was relatively minor. Later she was a major character in several webisodes and the movie Boo York, Boo York.
  • Cat Girl: A black cat monster.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair, pink eyes.
  • First-Name Basis: She gently reminds Billy that she is now a Monster High student and that he doesn't need to call her by her full name.
  • Idol Singer: When she's seen in Boo York it causes a stampede.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: While she doesn't hate her position, she never forgets that underneath her talent and fame she is a normal ghoul and prefers to be treated as such when she attends Monster High. That's an endeavour with varying amounts of success.
  • Informed Attribute: More like informed clothes, as she mentions shoes with opened-umbrella heels in her New Scaremester planner, but none of her dolls have them.
  • Meaningful Name/Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Catty" is obvious, and "Noir" is French for "black".
  • Multicolored Hair: Pink normally, but her Londoom doll has a black streak, and Boo York and Fierce Rockers give her electric blue streaks.
  • Mythology Gag: Her relationship with Seth Ptolemy, since cats were sacred to the ancient Egyptians.
  • Official Couple: With Seth... Pharaoh Ptolemy.
  • Open the Iris: In Boo York, Boo York, she does this regularly. And it is ADORABLE.
  • Stand-In Portrait: Utilizes this technique to hide from a fan stampede after learning it from the Disappearing Club (Twyla and Invisibilly) in "In Plain Fright".
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: She always wears a hint of broken mirror or silver on her clothes or, at the very least, wears patterns with shattered designs, and she'll wear the number 13 wherever she can. This highlights her belief in good luck, which in the Monster High universe comes in instances reverse to ours—the number 13, walking under ladders, seeing black cats, etc.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Hot pink eyes.
  • Teen Idol: 16.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Seriously inverted! It's actually Catty's lucky number, and the series' own Arc Number: she showed up first in the 2013 special 13 Wishes and her doll was released on Friday the 13th of August 2013.
  • Writer's Block: In Boo York, Boo York she grapples serious creative frustration with her music.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hot pink hair, with blue streaks in the Boo York and Fierce Rockers releases.

Scaris: City of Frights

     Jinafire Long 
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Voiced By: Stephanie Sheh
Daughter of the Chinese dragon. A cutting-edge fashion designer who's influenced by the markets and bright colors of her native Fanghai, who incorporates sharp lines and edits into her pieces. Takes design very seriously, which is why she came to study under Madame Ghostier.

     Skelita Calaveras 
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Voiced By: Laura Bailey
Daughter of Los Eskeletos. She cares deeply for her family and for their traditions, as well as her monster scaritage. She is also a proficient designer with practical roots who likes to infuse her culture and unique spirit into her work, which is a reason she came to Scaris to study under Madame Ghostier.
  • The Apprentice: The bubbliest about her work of the three apprentices, she designs because it gives her a chance to infuse her own family heritage into her work. She continues designing after leaving Moanatella and Scaris, as well as other art fields.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Skelita has a nosenote  and her rib cage is contoured to resemble breasts, likely to make her outfits look more natural and to avoid implications of an anorexic body. Of course, since she's a skeleton monster and not the animate remains of a human, these features might be normal for her.
  • Ascended Extra: She's a minor recurring character since her debut, but she's one of the only characters to appear in all of the other MH merchandise lines (vinyls, minis, Beast Freaky Friend, Pop!, Mega Bloks, etc.)
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Her first name is essentially "skeleton" with the Spanish "-ita" added on.
  • Dreadful Musician: She loves music and dancing, but can't carry a tune herself.
  • Facial Markings: Based on Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls, with airbrushed swirled designs, and lined lips with extended tooth patterns, and varying makeup. The majority of her dolls have blue eyeshadow and star designs around her eyes, but Art Class gives her lavender eyeshadow with pink flower patterns, and the collector's doll has flower patterns and her usual designs done in white, which are picked out by grey masking.
  • Family Honor: If there's anything she cares about deeply, it's her family.
  • Flower Motifs: Marigolds, the flower of the dead and a big symbol in Dia de los Muertos.
  • Glasgow Grin: Her makeup invokes this by extending her mouth with a stitch or tooth-like design.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has some cracks in her pelvic bones.
  • Informed Flaw: We've never heard her supposedly atrocious singing voice.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Her relationship with the normie kids she hangs out with for Day of the Dead, as, even when her grandmother (who always brought her), cannot attend, her pathway to the human world opens anyway, as her friends call her back for her kindness.
  • Mexico: From "Hexico" and based on the heritage of character designer Natalie Villegas.
  • Meaningful Name: Crosses with Bilingual Bonus: her last name means "skulls", in reference to the famous sugar skulls of the holiday.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Her basic release necklace: created from a volcanic gem as a symbol of familial love, and passed down for ten generations counting her.
  • Multicolored Hair: Black as a base in all of her dolls, with orange streaks in her basic release, orange and teal for Art Class, pink and teal for Scaritage, and only teal accents in her Scarnival and collectors' dolls.
  • New Transfer Student: After leaving Scaris, she attends Monster High and becomes a large part of its arts department.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: A skeleton monster with a very nice head of wavy hair.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: She's a skeleton, but her body still has to fit the fashion dress template. To this end, her doll's upper ribs are rounded to mimic a bust.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Her Scarnival outfit gives her blue accents with a mostly orange-and-red ensemble, and her Art Class hair has a blue section and an orange one.
  • The Power of Love: This calls the family necklace back to the Calaveras family after thieves tried to take it.
  • Shown Their Work: Real sugar skulls have a name carved in the back, that of the deceased they represent. Under Skelita's hair, the name "Katrina" is molded on the back of her skull (which is a reference to a major Mexican figure in Dia de los Muertos, La Catrina).
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Marigolds, sugar skulls, and lucha libre masks.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: Her freaky flaw, though instead of sensing evil she senses vague good things.
  • Visual Pun: Her heavyset grandmother is literally big-boned.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In later releases, she gets teal streaks.

     Catrine DeMew 
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Voiced By: Kate Higgins (Scaris: City of Frights), Karen Strassman (current)
An acclaimed and artistic Scarisian werecat who takes inspiration from all she sees.

     Garrott DuRoque 
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Voiced By: Evan Smith
A fashion designer from Scaris, and Rochelle Goyle's boyfriend from before she moved from Scaris to Monster High. After being kidnapped and forced to design for Moanatella Ghostier's fashion lines in the catacombs, he was freed and reunited with Goyle by the ghouls. Son of gargoyles.

    Moanatella Ghostier 
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Voiced By: Cindy Robinson
A famous fashion designer, the Big Bad of Scaris: City of Frights, and the monster responsible for Garrott's disappearance. She has designed for so long that she ran out of ideas on her own, which is bad news for her: without constant attention, she literally fades away. To stave that off, she decided to start using up-and-coming designers to sustain her brand... by locking them up and forcing them to design for her until they run out of ideas, too. This racket gets found out by the ghouls, and she's upstaged so well by the designers she tried to kidnap that she disappears for good.

Frights, Camera, Action

     Honey Swamp 
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Voiced By: Laura Bailey
Daughter of the Honey Island Swamp Monster and a cinemat-ogre-phy student from New Goreleans. Crosses paths with the ghouls while filming a documentary on Ghost Ship Bijou on the Bayou, and goes on to become Elissabat's cinematographer.

     Clawdia Wolf 
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Voiced By: Jonquil Goode
Older sister to all of the Wolf siblings introduced so far, Clawdia's a funny and quick-thinking writer who's studying at college in Londoom to become a Hauntlywood screenwriter.
  • Black and Nerdy
  • Cool Big Sis: Frequently writes to and chats online with her siblings to check up on them, and does her best to offer good advice, and makes a point to keep up with Howleen and sends her her latest outrageous stories.
    • In her basic release diary after a group online chat checking up on her siblings, Clawd asks to speak with her solo. When she does, she learns he's sincerely terrified he'll lose Draculaura after she joins vamp royalty—he thinks he's losing "his best friend". Clawdia can see he looks like hell from how worried he is about her. He ends the call early with an excuse about sports, cementing her determination to get to the bottom of the situation. The entire encounter really throws Clawd's goofy behavior in the special into a different light. He was acting like that to keep Draculaura happy.
  • Curtains Match the Window: See Everyone Loves Blondes and Supernatural Gold Eyes.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Admittedly, the one member of the Wolf family with no athletic ability.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Prominently shown off by her grin.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: As a Western Animation example she's got the appearance, but not the personality tropes—she's a shyer and less sporty type than an Anime example. And as a screenwriter in training (with a prestigious project under her belt!), she's no ditz.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was first mentioned in Twyla's 2013 basic release diary.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Curly yellow hair.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Gold hair, eyes, dress, and shoes in basic release.
  • Lady in Red: A red blazer and knee-highs in her basic release.
  • Meganekko Has oversized glasses in her first release that magnify her eyes.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: A practicing screenwriter, with a few high-profile clients already.
  • Nerd Glasses: Thick-lensed rounded ones on her signature doll, and more elegant square ones for her second.
  • Perpetual Smiler: In doll form, due to her facial mold's wide grin.
  • Punny Name: Of "Claudia".
  • Statuesque Stunner: About the same height as Nefera, considering she uses the Big Sister mold for her doll.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Like her family members.
  • Tall Tale: In "Tales From The Script", it's shown that she regularly writes really wild ones in letters to Howleen, which are read to the school... but Clawd and Clawdeen think Howleen believes them. They attempt to stop her from seemingly embarrassing herself while reading out the letters in front of a crowd, only for her to set them both straight, and for them to leave embarrassed instead.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her base release's knee socks rank at C.

     Viperine Gorgon 
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Voiced By: Yeni Alvarez
Daughter of Stheno and Deuce's cousin, she's an up-and-coming celebrity makeup artist from Barcelgroana working for Elissabat. She's given many high-end jobs for models and celebs, but it doesn't mean she's too haughty to do makeup for elder monsters in her downtime— she's happy whenever she can do her magic with makeup.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Lemon chiffon skin with a slight shimmer.
  • Cool Shades: The pink ones she sports in her basic and Ghoulebrities in Londoom release.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Reptilian pink eyes, and streaks of pink hair.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Unlike the other two Gorgons, these are visible on her dolls.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her irises have silver sparkling centers and she has very narrowed snake pupils.
  • Facial Markings: She has a pink diamond-scale pattern on her forehead, much like the one Deuce has on his left shoulder.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: While not unattractive, she's a lot snakier than Deuce, though she also has humanlike hair in addition to snakes.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Considering that she is Spanish, it's not a surprise.
  • Heroic Albino: A very nice monster with all of the hallmarks of albinism, with the skin tone of an albino snake, pink eyes, and pale hair.
  • Multicolored Hair: The hair part is cream-white and pink, and the snakes are pink in her first two dolls, and blue for her third.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: While she's fairly renowned herself, the Londoom pack of Elissabat, Catty, and Viperine places her at the bottom, with the box describing the trio as "The queen, the pop star, and the ghoul who makes them look good".
  • Pointy Ears: They're flat and elongated.
  • Prehensile Hair: The snake parts, at least. One of them forms a headband on her signature doll, and they're also shown to be handy makeup assistants.
  • Sssssnake Talk: To a degree.
  • Taken for Granite: Averted in a case of Shown Their Work. Medusa was usually said to be the only Gorgon who had a petrifying gaze; her sisters weren't. Thus, Viperine only wears her shades for fashion purposes and is perfectly fine without them.
  • The '70s: Dresses in a bohemian hippie style, with flowy dresses, of her snakes forming a headband, and simple pastel outfit patterns. Her second doll has Skullette-shaped peace sign earrings.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Light pink irises with sparkly silver in the middle and serpentine pupils.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue snakes in the Scare-and-Makeup two-pack.

     Elissabat 
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Voiced By: Karen Strassman
Originally a vampiress lined up to be queen, she fled the court after realizing machinations against her. 400 years later she's found in hiding as Veronica Von Vamp, a famous Hauntlywood actress. She takes her rule back after being found out and promises to change the vampire world for the better... not giving up her acting, of course.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: It happens in Frights, Camera Action when she regains her position as queen, and it's double awesome for Draculaura finally getting her full vampire powers at the same time.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Pale purple.
  • I Am Very British: Has a British accent.
  • Bloody Horror: Since she's a bit more gothic and not explicitly anti-blood, her dolls vaguely allude to it with her signature droplet earrings and her later dolls' usage of conspicuous bright red colors among her typical dark purple and black.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Kicks Uncle Stoker off the Hauntlywood lot and out of the vampire court for his schemes.
    Elissabat: Lord Stoker, for your crimes against the vampire crown, you are banished from ever holding official office. Boys, show him the street.
  • Childhood Friends: With Draculaura.
  • Critical Dissonance: invoked She discusses this phenomenon and wishes she could have a popular and successful film that also does well with the critics.
  • Defector from Decadence: Initially flew the coop after realizing what the crown would've been under Stoker's indirect control—a tyrannical regime of vampire supremacist subjugation which flew in the face of what her and Dracula had been trying to prevent. When she realizes Draculaura has been chosen as a puppet ruler, she decides to do something to protect her friend.
  • Dramatic Irony: Draculaura doesn't like Veronica von Vamp's film work, considering her a sellout for the inaccurate films she stars in. Of course, she isn't aware that von Vamp is actually her old friend.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: All outfits sport flairs of lolita style, like bows, ribbons, and lace. She also carries herself with great elegance.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Part of her disguise, as she used to look quite similar to a stereotypical Hollywood Nerd complete with braces.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Purple hair, outfits, and (arguably) skin.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: She's practically a purple version of Draculaura, and they were often mistaken as sisters. The dolls themselves do have different face molds, but they're very similar.
  • King Incognito: Her major plot point in "Frights, Camera, Action".
  • Modest Royalty: She may be the vampire queen, but she isn't above hawking cake pops at the MH Ghoul Fair or going on an island vacation with her friends.
  • Multicolored Hair: Usually an even blend of violet and black, but she gets a blood red streak in her Ghoul Fair release, and her Ghouls' Getaway doll divides her usual colors into thicker separate chunks.
  • Nerd Glasses: She wore a chunky black pair of these with tape on the bridge and braces— 500 years ago. This is also part of her disguise when she pretends to attend MH.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 1,601.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When attempting to pass as an unremarkable new student at MH. Everyone buys it until Draculaura tells Clawd and soon, the whole school knows.
  • Palette Swap: Invoked to highlight her similarities to Draculaura. While Draculaura's hair accent color is pink and her eyes are purple, Elissabat's hair accent is purple and her eyes are pink.
  • Pointy Ears: Much like Draculaura's.
  • Power Glows: The Vampire's Heart: the ancient artifact that glows in her presence and marks her as the true vampire queen.
  • Punny Name: On "Elizabeth" and "bat".
  • Purple Eyes: Violet in CG.
  • Rebellious Princess: She was destined to rule the vampires, but upon realizing her uncle wanted to instill her in a puppet regime ran away with the help of Dracula and Hexiciah Steam.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Pink on her doll.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The reason she originally fled was that she felt too weak to go against Stoker, but when the ghouls find her again there's no such luck for him.
  • Retraux: Her Londoom outfit has some Brit-retro themes to it, being a bit schoolgirl-ish but retaining touches of her Victorian lolita style.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Shown to take her rule quite seriously, and knows fully of her obligation to her people.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Her voice seems to have a slightly British affectation, but it's not clear exactly what accent it is.

     Lord Stoker 
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Voiced By: James Horan
Elissabat's uncle and high member of the vampire court who failed to instill her as a puppet queen when she hoofed it and took the Vampire Heart with her. 400 years later he hasn't found her, and with the vampire court getting antsy, he decides to find a fake queen instead with a fake Vampire Heart— Draculaura. When she returns to the castle with him (her ghoulfriends in tow), he reveals his plans to instill her as a puppet ruler and return vampires to what he perceives as their former glory. When Draculaura relates his plan to the ghouls, they find the real vampire heart and thus the real queen— who promptly has him arrested.
  • Big Bad: Of Frights, Camera, Action.
  • Evil Uncle: Natch.
  • Fantastic Racism: Part of the reason he wants to control the queen is because he wants to ensure the supremacy of vampires.
  • Fat and Skinny: With Ygor.
  • The Igor: There's a dude who follows him around named Ygor.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Prooobably wouldn't have had an issue taking the throne if Draculaura's friends hadn't been with her to nurse her insecurity.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Typical costume for a vampire, but here it's more sinister.
  • Shout-Out: His name's one to Bram Stoker.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The other vampires' eyes are milder- another warning sign.
  • Twitchy Eye: Gets this repeatedly: when he realizes he said too much, and when Draculaura's testing his patience while distracting him.
  • We Can Rule Together: His proposition to first Elissabat, then to Draculaura. Turned down both times.

Freaky Fusion

     Fusion Kids General Tropes 
  • Humanoid Abomination: All four have at least one parent who qualifies, and Neighthan's unicorn mom can take on a humanoid form. This explains why the characters themselves are humanoid, unlike several other monsters in the MH world.
  • Hybrid Monster: All four kids.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A unicorn zombie, a harpy centaur, a skeleton moth, and a mermaid ghost.

     Neighthan Rot 
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Voiced By: Josey Montana McCoy
A clumsy zombie and unicorn hybrid. He was the most optimistic one out of the hybrid gang that Monster High will be the place where they finally fit in, and pushed Avea, Bonita, and Sirena to apply. Wants to be a psychologist, and has an awkward crush on Frankie.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Dark grey.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: One half of his genes, which gives him rotting skin in various places, exposing the muscle underneath.
  • Healing Hands: It's how he heals monsters with his horn, best displayed in "Graveball Grates".
  • Hybrid Monster: Shares this trait with Avea, Sirena and Bonita.
  • The Idealist: To Avea's cynicist: he's the most hopeful out of the 4 for the move.
  • The Klutz: He didn't inherit the unicorn's grace, but rather, a zombie's clumsiness.
  • Meaningful Name: Sounds like "Nathan", but may also invoke "Thanatos", making his first name "death horse".
  • Multicolored Hair: Black with red, blue, and yellow streaks. Same for his tail.
  • Nice Guy: Sensitive and wants to become a psychologist to help other monsters like him deal with their dual natures. He is also willing to sacrifice a position at MH to let his friends get in, though Bloodgood assures him that it won't be necessary.
  • Nice Hat: A bright yellow one with spikes and blue speckles. It matches his shoes.
  • Put Me In, Coach!: In "Graveball Gates", Neighthan is sidelined to healing team injuries because of his clumsiness. However, when Manny goes down, Neightan is sent out to heal him, and accidentally ends up scoring the winning touchdown. Clawd then asks him to join the team.
  • Ship Tease: With Frankie in Freaky Fusion.
  • Two-Faced: One side's normal, the other is exposed muscle.
  • Visual Pun: His hair is in a ponytail.

     Avea Trotter 
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Voiced By: Haviland Stillwell
A highly stubborn and opinionated hybrid of a harpy and centaur.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and tail, blue eyes.
  • The Cynic: Due to Fantastic Racism towards her and the other hybrids, she's the most distrustful of the 4.
  • Feather Motif: Due to her harpy heritage. Besides her wings, she has feathers on her hat, feather eyelashes, and feathers on her waist, arms, and fetlocks.
  • Hybrid Monster: Shares this trait with Bonita, Sirena and Neighthan.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She's a bit mistrustful of others at first, but she comes around.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts rude at first but it's only because she's used to her and her friends being not accepted by and kicked out of all the other schools they've gone to in the past. She warms up a bit when she sees that Monster High is different, and helps Draculaura and Robecca adjust to their fused form.
  • Meaningful Name: Derived from "avian" (birdlike), and "trotter", a term for a hoof.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blue with turquoise green highlights.
  • Nice Hat: An equestrian top hat fastened like a bridle.
  • Too Many Belts: She has a belt which turns into equestrian riding straps across her lower body.
  • Training from Hell: How she whips the fused Robecca and Draculaura into shape, citing their over-politeness and subsequent lack of initiative.
  • Unusual Ears: Horse ears on top of her head.
  • Visual Pun: Like Neighthan, her hair is in a ponytail.
  • Winged Humanoid: Cool teal and black ones.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In both mane and tail.

     Bonita Femur 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/smallbonita.PNG
Voiced By: Geeg Friedman
The shy and jumpy hybrid daughter of a skeleton and the Mothman. She has an embarrassing habit of chewing her own clothes when she gets nervous, and generally likes eating fabric.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Her colors may seem odd and like another needlessly girly palette for a decidedly un-girly creature, but they're based on the real-life rosy maple moth, which is just as pink and yellow as she is.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Pink!
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Has moth antennae, insectoid eyes, moth fur, and huge wings.
  • Clothing Damage: Self-induced, as she gnaws on them during her frequent bouts of nerves. Her signature outfit is already a bit ratty and moth-eaten.
  • Dem Bones: Has skeletal lips, arms, and upper body, and her wings emerge from a ribcage.
  • Hairy Girl: The lower half of her body is covered in fuzzy moth fur.
  • Hybrid Monster: Shares this trait with Avea, Sirena and Neighthan as the daughter of the Mothman and a skeleton.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blonde, with a black and reddish pink streak each.
  • Nervous Wreck: Due to being part moth. In this world the Mothman is more like an actual moth-creature than an Eldritch Abomination, and is also a night patrolman.
  • Purple Eyes: Insectoid ones.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's down to her thighs..when tied up in a ponytail.
  • Unusual Ears: She has moth antennae on top of her head in lieu of ears.
  • Visual Pun: Because she's a moth and a skeleton, she has a humanoid interpretation of "exoskeleton"- that is, an exposed ribcage above her moth lower body.
  • Winged Humanoid: She has huge hot pink wings that somewhat resemble a roaring toothy face.

     Sirena Von Boo 
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Voiced By: Paula Rhodes
A spacey but well-meaning mermaid and ghost hybrid with a habit of wandering off, jumping to conclusions, and saying whatever pops into her head.

Haunted

     Haunted High Inhabitants General Tropes 

     Vandala Doubloons 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vandalasmall.PNG
Voiced By: Haviland Stillwell
Daughter of pirate ghosts. She's loud, forward, and may come off a little scary in her pirating endeavours, but she's a friendly teenage ghoul.

     Kiyomi Haunterly 
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Voiced By: Joy Lerner
A noppera-bō who attends Haunted High. Kiyomi discovers a power that lets her see into the "solids" world and spy on the Monster High students. She mainly spies on Draculaura, who inspires her to become less shy and more fashionable. She keeps this power secret due to rumors stirred up by Revenant, her fellow ghosts' distrust of solids, and the potential consequences if they found out.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Usually blue, but see Color Coded Emotions.
  • The Blank: The face she has is a projection, and she can vanish it at will.
    Kiyomi: Staring? I wasn't staring! I don't even have a face!
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Pink hair, a ghost, and blossoms feature heavily in her clothes and accessories.
  • Color Coded Emotions: Changes colors based on how she's feeling. For example: the minute she recognizes Draculaura, whom she had been haunting, she turns green with shame or fear.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Since her face is merely a projection that can disappear at will, her eyes are faint white outlines.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Her bio is peppered with this. Justified, as she is Japanese.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: She mentions the boogey sand the ghouls used to transform into ghosts, revealing that she had been the one haunting Draculaura.
Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: She evolves from a morose wallflower into a peppy and popular diva by copying Draculaura. At the end of the movie, she learns her lesson and even gets a hug from Draculaura. Awww.
  • Japanese Politeness: Dislikes complaining, which she views as rude and dishonorable.
  • Multicolored Hair: Mostly magenta, with light pink split bangs and sections of a purple tone.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: She is from Japan but has an American accent.
  • Fake Nationality: Her voice actor is not Japanese.
  • Nice Shoes: Their heels are masks of Kiyomi's face, with one smiling and the other frowning.
  • Pointy Ears: Slightly pointed to highlight her otherworldly nature, even by ghost standards.
  • Sailor Fuku: The collar of her dress is inspired by this, a nod to her Japanese heritage.
  • Shrinking Violet: She used to be this, but has become more outgoing lately, surprising Spectra. In her diary it's revealed that she's gained confidence, as well as a new fashion sense, from spying on Draculaura and friends and imitating them. Her favorite color, purple, likely reflects this.
  • Spock Speak: She writes like this, likely a result of her bilingual nature. Speaking, though, she doesn't exhibit it.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: All of her accessories have faces, probably to make up for the lack of her own.
  • Thinking Up Portals: A power she discovers shortly before the events of the film.
  • Tuckerization: Named after Kiyomi Haverly, a Mattel employee.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kiyomi started haunting Draculaura out of admiration and a desire to emulate her. Unfortunately, her actions alert the ghouls to a disturbance in the Ghost World, kicking off the plot of Haunted.
  • Youkai: Noppera-bō are a type of faceless ghost from Japan, that sometimes imitate other people's faces to play tricks. Which makes sense when you consider she's been copying Draculaura lately, including her fashion sense and outgoing personality.

     River Styxx 
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Voiced By: Ashley Peterson
The peppy daughter of the Grim Reaper who can transport beings between the main world and the ghost world. Currently a Reaper In Preparation, and is allowed a staff without a blade.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Purple shimmering skin, with translucent purple forearms and legs.
    • Which happens to be the color of death in Asia.
  • Creepy Crows: Her pet, Cawtion.
  • Dem Bones: While she has skin, her arms and legs are translucent, revealing the bones within, and her face appears to just be a bit of skin stretched over a skull, with no ears, skeletal lips, and a nose darkened in the shape of a nasal cavity. Judging by Monster High's guidance counselor (who is implied to be the exiled cousin of her father mentioned in her diary), reapers are fully skeletal when mature. River's pet crow is also stated to be skeletal.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Lively, kind, and gregarious.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Light blue eyes and mostly light blue hair.
  • Expy: She's always cheery, her favorite food is sweets, and she loves parties to the point that she has confetti cannons installed on her (dad's) ship. Very similar to another character from another very popular Cash Cow Franchise aimed at girls.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Reaper In Preparation.
  • Giant Waist Ribbon: A giant waist ribbon made of chains with multiple strands of free chains attached to it.
  • Glasgow Grin: Like Skelita, her mouth extends past her lips with toothy markings, making her look more bone than skin.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: It goes with her pastel theme to let you know she's not really scary after all.
  • Multicolored Hair: Light pink and blue, with some purple at the back.
  • Mythology Gag: Named after the River Styx in Greek mythology, which is the river new ghosts are boated down to enter the Underworld. She fills a similar role to Styx boatman Charon, providing transport from the world of solids to the ghost world (who is actually her uncle)
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Made of black mesh, with a very cute clasp.
  • Perky Goth: Kid of a Reaper, with a sweet tooth and a love for pastel colors.
  • Psychopomp: Since her dad's away, she boats the ghouls into the ghost world.
  • Sinister Scythe: Subverted. While she doesn't have one on her staff yet, her shoes' heels are scythe blades.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Tends to do this on accident, which startles and annoys other monsters. River doesn't see why it's a problem, though.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Chain bows appear everywhere in her ensemble.
  • Tempting Fate: In her diary (written before the movie), among the list of guidelines her father left for her before leaving for a reaper convention in Las Plague-as is don't use the boat to transport solids (aka living ghouls). She ends up laughing at it. Guess what happens during her introduction?
  • Voice of the Legion: Her "ominous voice" (it even spooks Vandala) which she uses on the ghouls after finding them on her boat. She drops it when she sees they're friendly.
    -ghouls scream-
    River: Seriously, I don't think you're supposed to be here.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: One of her three colors.

     Porter "Paintergeist" Geiss 
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Voiced By: Todd Haberkorn
The artistic son of poltergeists. A rebellious kid, he enjoys evading the HH hall moanitors and spraying graffiti with transient "ghost paint". Also has a thing for Spectra, and in the movie refurnishes and gives her a very nice, and very Toyetic desk.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Slime green.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': He almost always gets caught painting, even though his art disappears quickly enough.
  • Fake Defector: Gives up the ghouls' location to Revenant and the Moanitors so he can nab the device that controls the detention chains. They don't learn this until after he gets his legs slapped by Aye.
  • Graffiti of the Resistance: His calling at HH. Even makes a pastiche of the iconic OBEY graffiti.
  • Rebellious Graffiti Artist: Even if his art goes away quickly, he's still technically vandalizing school property. He firmly believes that he doesn't deserve to be penalized at all for drawing all over HH.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He agrees to take the chains of everybody wrongly punished at HH in order to stop Revenant.
  • Nice Guy: Is friendly to Kiyomi, and even spray-paints a touching haiku about her.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's an artist, in both the literal and parkour type way. He literally wears pink, as well, with a pastel-themed paint-drip shirt.
  • Ship Tease: With Spectra.
  • Shout-Out: Two in his graffiti:
    • The orange fist is one to Red Faction.
    • A portrait of Revenant with "OBEY" underneath is a reference to They Live and the Andre Lives graffiti campaign in the 1980s it inspired.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Bright blue with green sclerae.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yellowish green.

     Principal Revenant AKA The Red Lady 
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Voiced By: Karen Strassman
The Principal of Haunted High. As the Red Lady she went after various monsters and conducted fierce hauntings, but in doing so amassed a large amount of "detention chains"— the indestructible but transferrable chains given to baddie ghosts —and was subsequently trapped in her own home in the Ghost World. Seeing how large her home was, she transformed it into a school and formed a plan to transfer all her chains to the students under the guise of punishment. There still weren't enough students to reasonably chain up, so she had the Hall Moanitors begin kidnapping ghosts from other schools (beginning with Spectra). This brings some of the MH kids to the school to investigate and rescue Spectra, and along with some of her old friends they find out Revenant's old identity and plan. After a "The Reason You Suck" Speech (courtesy of Spectra) she realizes that she'll never be able to push all her chains on others, and regretfully asks the students to accept her as principal knowing what she's done so she'll be able to truly earn her freedom. They forgive her, and the boundaries between the Ghost World and solid world are lifted.

Boo York, Boo York

     Boo Yorkers General Tropes 
  • Big Applesauce: They love Boo York, but for different reasons. Luna loves the lights and theatre, Elle loves the sense of community and constantly developing music, and Mouscedes has deep roots.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Elle, Luna, and Mouscedes are based on the primary colors, with Elle being blue, Luna being red, and Mouscedes being yellow. This is most clearly exhibited by their diary covers. The metallic accents of the "City Schemes" dolls also count. Nefera's theme is gold, and Catty's is silver.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: All of the dolls in the line (save for the City Ghouls 3-pack) have shimmery skin to tie into the comet motif.
  • Rule of Three: Their concepts and outfits correspond to the three states of time. Mouscedes, who hails from a classic fairy tale and wears 1900s socialite attire, represents the past, Luna's the daughter of an enduring cryptid legend, and has a very bold and modern look, representing the present, and Elle is a sci-fi concept with cool-toned shiny electronic outfits, thus, she represents the future.

     Elle Eedee 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
The daughter of robots from Boo York, and a popular electronic dance music DJ. Can pick up on distress signals.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Shimmery grey. Notably, she's the only City Ghoul to have the shimmer, implying that it's a natural feature for her, as it's just a special embellishment for all of the others.
  • Electronic Eyes: Hers look like camera apertures.
  • Electronic Speech Impediment: In Boo York, Boo York, she starts fritzing out when she picks up Astranova's signals. And while she's DJing the Gala and begins jittering up... the crowd thinks she's still instructing their dancing and follows her moves.
  • Everything Is An Ipod In The Future: White, evenly constructed, and shiny compared to the older gynoid Robecca.
  • Hologram: Uses a holographic soundboard interface to DJ.
  • Irony: Although she's a talented DJ, she's not built to be able to dance without wearing out and shutting down.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her physical dolls don't lean on it as much as integrate it. Her factory-manufacturing stamp is moved to her leg and breaks the molded plating details to make the stamp a canonical feature, adding to her artificiality.
  • Multicolored Hair: Alternating blue, black and purple streaks.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Her gala dress has a see-through cape with a circuit-board pattern.
  • Power Crystal: While not functional, her crystalline accessories reference this for her futuristic theme.
  • Punny Name: Her name is a pun on LEDnote , a type of light or display commonly used in 21st century devices.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: With the occasional snag in programming, due to catching stray alien distress signals.
  • Robot Hair: Yeah. Maybe it's partially fiber-optic.
  • Robot Girl: A more futuristic variety than Robecca.
  • Self-Deprecation/Lampshade Hanging: When DJing, she jokes that the Robot is the only dance she can do. Considering that she malfunctions if she moves too quickly, she's pretty much correct.
  • Spock Speak: She speaks in a conversational, casual tone but her diary and bio have a hint of this.
  • Tron Lines: On her body and face. Usually they glow blue, rhythmically flashing with her speech. They rapidly change color when she starts glitching out.
  • Unusual Ears: Hers are speakers/microphones.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Hers break up into even rectangles at the inner ends, which is reminiscent of the Back to the Future logo.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is mainly blue.

     Luna Mothews 
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Voiced By: Lauren Weisman
The daughter of the Mothman who came from Boo Jersey to become a Bloodway star. Considers herself a goth-moth, and is drawn to the lights and fame of the big city.

     Mouscedes King 
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Voiced By: Rachel Staman
The wealthy and influential daughter of the Rat King, but generally nice — if you're in her sort of crowd.

     Astranova 
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Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald
An alien who comes from the rare and magical Crystal Comet, but the one that's in the movie is actually a Sleeper Ship. Her purpose for coming to Boo York is to retrieve a missing comet piece after she gets too far from home.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Indigo skin, and sparkly. A later release changed it to a light lilac.
  • Ancient Astronauts: What her race was to the MH universe's Egyptians.
  • Apocalyptic Log: She came out fine, but the diary that comes with her doll reveals she's actually accidentally way far from her home planet.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: A completely faceted/polygonal body, no toes, huge eyes, and three fingers on her hands.
  • Came from the Sky: Her spaceship has been orbiting in stasis for a while now, and she finally gets to land safely at the end.
  • Distress Call: The six-note sound that comes from her spaceship. It becomes a leitmotif and part of Boo York, Boo York's final song, "Shooting Stars".
  • Exotic Eye Designs: 8-point-stars in her eyes.
  • Herald: Keeps contact with Raven Queen and Apple White of Ever After High, having been on a mission to confirm the existence of Monster High. She reports back to them in The Stinger of Boo York, Boo York.
    Astranova: Monster High! It's real!
    Apple White: Ooh! Fableous!
  • I Choose to Stay: After landing from her comet, she decides to stay at Monster High.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She's a nice alien, so this applies.
  • Indigo Skinned Space Babe: Or mauve, in the later release.
  • Meaningful Name: "Astranova" means "new star" , which is fitting for both a young cosmic being and a budding musician.
  • Glam Rock: One of her favorite things and an inspiration for her style.
  • Power Floats: And makes others float too!
  • Power Glows: Sets the city aglow with her ship's fragments.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Similar to Catty's mirror shards, Astranova has a theme of crystalline comet accessories.

     Seth Ptolemy, "Pharaoh" 
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Voiced By: T.J. Smith
He's a kid mummy, and heir apparent of the prestigious Ptolemy family. He's also talented poet and street rapper who is forced to hide his talent to respect Lux's wishes for him to create a great dynasty, wearing a mask around her. In the events of Boo York, Boo York, he finds love with Catty and finally gets to live his dream out of his mother's watch.
  • Arranged Marriage: His mother and the De Niles try to manipulate him into one with Cleo.
  • Cool Mask: While with his mother, he wears a solid gold one emulating King Tutankhamen's iconic funerary accessory.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shades of this.
    Catty: So... where did you learn to rap like that?
    Seth: Well, I don't know how to tell you this... but I'm a mummy.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He prefers to be called Pharaoh, not Seth Ptolemy.
  • Guyliner: Heavy black eyeliner, justified with being from Ancient Egypt.
  • Nice Shoes: A pair of red New Tens-style high-top sneakers with gold straps in his Pharaoh duds.
  • Official Couple: with Catty Noir.
  • Rebel Prince: Referred to as the "Prince of Boo York", he rejects his mother's plans to instill him as a mega-rich mega-powerful king of a dynasty to pursue his music. Raps about it, too.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: When not dressed as Pharaoh, he dons a black tux with gold accents thematically similar to his mother's suit.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: To the chagrin of many.

Great Scarrier Reef

    Reef Residents General Tropes 

  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: All of them have glow-in the dark parts. (Kala's pink tentacles, Posea's sea creatures, and the Serpentines' pink fins).
  • Exotic Eye Designs: They all have dark blue pupils instead of black to add to the fishy look.
  • Unscaled Merfolk / Our Mermaids Are Different: Seashell bra'd ladies with requisite two-part fishtails and humanoid skin tones... these are not. Instead, we have a monster who literally embodies the reef, with coral, critters, and seaweed, a brightly-colored squid ghoul, and conjoined snake sisters.

     Posea Reef 
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Voiced By: Paula Rhodes
Daughter of Poseidon, and a goddess in training.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light sea-foam blue skin.
  • The Chooser of The One: Transports Lagoona against her will to the GSR to overcome her greatest fear.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Very much of one. Though she's very knowledgeable, sometimes her thoughts get jumbled and she can't access information when she'd like to.
  • Fish People: She has notched gills in the side of her face, fin ears, echinoderm-like spines all over her skin, and very webbed hands. Slightly downplayed with the doll, which didn't keep the gills from the prototype.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As a deity-to-be, she exercises kindness to and appreciation for all sea creatures, even having some living in the mass of seaweed that is her lower body. She's adamant about not getting a pet, as she doesn't think of sea creatures that way.
  • Green Thumb: Creates vines to lead the ghouls into the crevasse where the Kraken lives.
  • Large Ham: When she's trying to act as a goddess in front of other monsters, her attempts to be regal are... dramatic, to say the least, and are frequently interrupted. Despite this, she's actually fairly laid-back.
  • Little Miss Almighty: Daughter of a god who can't quite muster the impact of her father.
  • Making a Splash: She can control the tides at her whim.
  • Multicolored Hair: Magenta hair with deep sea green undertones.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Kid of a god, and possessing godly powers herself.
  • Plant Person: Her lower half is made of seaweed tentacles, and Kala refers to this aspect in her diary.
  • Punny Name: A combination of "Poseidon" and "sea", and pronounced to sound like "Posy".
  • Unscaled Merfolk: Her bottom half is a mess of green seaweed, with small monster sea creatures clinging to it.
  • Unusual Ears: Fins, like Lagoona's.
  • Youthful Freckles: Mauve.
  • Misppaced Nationality: A Greek goddess with a British accent living in Australia.

     Kala Mer'ri 
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Voiced By: Lyndsy Kail
A beautiful squid-maid, a star dancer, one of the most popular monsters in the reef... and the daughter of the Kraken.
  • The Ace: Numerous trophies and accolades for her dancing and athletic skill, and she's captaining the dance team.
    • Broken Ace: Being hailed as the greatest dancer in the GSR is not enough for Kala to move past her insecurities and envy of Lagoona.
  • Alpha Bitch: Yeah. She's catty about other monsters, and doesn't like many fish in the reef. Pearl treasures her friendship with Kala for this reason, but it's to be determined if she's a Horrible Judge of Character.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Magenta skin for her humanoid half, purple, with pink patterning that fades to yellow into the tentacles for her squid half.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: The curviest sixteen-year-old character in the line, and never described as unattractive.
  • Bright Is Not Good: While she has many vivid tropical colors, she serves as an antagonist for much of Lagoona's life. This is averted after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Driven by Envy: Kala pushed herself to one-up everything Lagoona's done, and shows outright resentment in her diary after discovering that she, her friends, and Gil showed up in the reef. She also envies Lagoona's happiness with her family. All of these are contributing factors to why Kala started bullying her.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite giving Lagoona permanent stage fright and attacking Monster High, Kala's own insecurities are apparently enough to justify her actions, and she gets no punishment.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Most of her physiology is derived from a squid. She possesses squid tentacles and lower body, for one, and her upper body also has squiddy details. She has suckers for ears and on her fingertips, and folds of skin behind her ears and on her joints, as well as small bumps on her body.
  • Facial Markings: Over her eyes, she has areas of pale magenta.
  • Fantastic Racism: Kala is suffers from an indirect example of this. As everyone considers the Kraken, her father, a disgusting monstrosity, she believes that everyone thinks this of her as well, even though nobody is aware of her parentage.
  • Fish People: Has the lower body of a squid, and the appropriate eight limbs.
  • Freudian Excuse: She knows how unpopular her father is and is afraid of being judged by her parentage. This goes a long way to explaining her control-freak behaviors and her need to be the best at everything.
  • Hartman Hips: Due to her squiddy lower body, she's got bigger hips proportionally than any ghoul released.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Her doll is bigger than the Big Sister mold. And her size is a birthright as daughter of the Kraken.
  • Loser Son of Loser Dad: Kala's Dark Secret is that the Kraken, the sea monster all sea monsters fear, is her father. Not only has she been forced to keep her parentage a secret for fear of this trope taking effect, but as the Kraken is confined to his crevasse, he has never seen his daughter dance.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has four arms to complement her four tentacles, and serves as an antagonist, bringing the Kraken to attack Monster High.
  • Multicolored Hair: Deep blue with coral orange stripes.
  • Norse by Norsewest: The Kraken comes from Norway and Iceland, thus making her Scandinavian, but living in Australia.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Does not have an Icelandic or Norwegian accent despite being from there. She has an American one. Not even an Australian one.
  • Pass the Popcorn: When it doesn't interfere with dance practice, Kala gets a kick out of sitting back and watching Peri and Pearl squabble.
  • Punny Name: A pun on calamari, or cooked squid. Given her four arms and monstrous nature, it may also reference Kali, the Hindu goddess of death.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: To Lagoona.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Kala is quite a lovely squid-maid, whilst her father, unlike most MH parents, does not even look remotely humanoid.
  • Unusual Ears: They're water siphons.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Lagoona, but now she resents her so much she's ripped her and her family out of all her old photographs. They make up at the end of Great Scarrier Reef.

     Peri and Pearl Serpentine 
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Voiced By: Rachel Staman (Peri), Cherami Leigh (Pearl)
Daughters of the Hydra. They're in the dance team and initially the only monsters Kala considers friends.
  • Alliterative Family: Both have names that start with the letter P.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: The only real monstrous aspect of the twins is the fish elements, as dicephalic conjoined twins can and do exist, with Brittany and Abigail Hensel being a famous case of the phenomenon.
  • Chatterbox: Both of them. Even when they're not fighting, their mouths are never shut.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Their hair, and their room. Peri's the blue-haired one, and Pearl is the white-haired.
  • Conjoined Twins: Dicephalic, which basically means two heads on one body (though it also affects organ structure).
  • Curtains Match the Window: For both, but more with Peri.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Gold accents in their room, gold jewelry all over them.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first time we see them talk, Peri complains about Kala, and Pearl teases her about being the better friend. This immediately degenerates into shouting and slapping, at which point Kala covers their mouths with her tentacles.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: These are two blinged-up kids.
  • Fish People: Sea snake sisters, with webbed hands, fins, gills, and scales.
  • Has Two Mommies: This also comes with being a hydra— many heads on one body, all with their own conscience. They refer to their collective parents as the "heads of the family", but it's not said how many mothers and fathers they really have.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Besides the obvious ones being their hair, makeup, earrings, and side of the body, Peri and Pearl each have textured scales on their faces, with Peri's being on her left temple and right cheek, and Pearl's being on her right temple and left cheek.
  • Informed Flaw: Peri's apparently ditzy, but she's not so much ditzy as really nice.
  • Misplaced Nationality: Greek monsters with American accents living in Australia.
  • Meaningful Name: Peri's blue hair could be described as periwinkle, and her sister's is an iridescent white, better known as pearl (their sea-lifeline flowers are the same colors). Their names also refer to the gemstones peridot and pearl, alluding to their shared passion for jewels. Their last name, "Serpentine", accurately refers to their reptilian features, but it's also the common name for silicate minerals, like quartz.
  • Multicolored Hair: Peri's hair is blue with a white undertone and streaks, and Pearl's hair is white with a blue undertone and streaks.
  • Multiple Head Case: They're two heads on one body.
  • Mythology Gag: The Hydra, their parent(s), was a monster with several serpentine heads, which explains why they're conjoined.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Pearl's the red to Peri's blue.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Due to Peri's somewhat air-headed personality and Pearl's aggressive one, they "butt heads" a lot. In their diary after Peri eats swellfish(which Pearl's highly allergic to) the fallout is so bad Pearl decides they should split their room down the middle. This is remedied soon after they calm down and realize it's a problematic arrangement, but they keep some of the changes. It gets frustrating because they can't get away from each other, but they do consider themselves best friends and do care about each other deep down.
  • Sea Monster: They're an aquatic hydra, though they're amphibious. Perhaps it's because their parents fought Hercules on land.
  • Snake People: Their lower body is that of an aquatic snake monster.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: All of their jewelry is joined together across their loops, as Peri and Pearl are joined onto one body.
  • Unusual Ears: Fin-ears.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: On both sisters, dominant for Peri.

     Kelpie Blue 
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Voiced By: Larissa Gallagher
Lagoona's younger sister, who encourages her to face her fears regarding performing.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Light purple, with teal and hot pink body details.
  • The Bus Came Back: She played a bit part in Great Scarrier Reef before being released in the reboot's Monster Family assortment.
  • Cheerful Child: She's rather optimistic and happy.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blonde and blue like Lagoona, but in an ombre rather than streaked.
  • Nerd Glasses: She's a shy and passionate character, and has glasses to reflect this.
  • Non-Indicative Name: "Kelpie" is also the name of a type of Scottish water monster, which resembles a horse, unlike Kelpie's Gil Man inspired design
  • Unusual Ears: Fins, as is the sea standard—albeit proportionally larger than the series' other fish people.

Welcome To Monster High

     Ari Hauntington 
Voiced By: Jonquil Goode
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A ghost pop singer, who masquerades as a human popstar under the name Tash.
  • Ambiguously Brown: When solid, she has light blonde hair and pale brown skin.
  • British Rockstar: A popstar technically, but she has the accent.
  • Chained by Fashion: Like all of the preceding ghost characters, chains feature in all of her outfits— e.g., chain patterns and accessories.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and eyes in ghost and human form.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Like her predecessors.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets kidnapped by Moanica as Tash, and the ghouls must work together to save her. Despite their best efforts, Moanica still gets a clear shot to kill her. Thanks to Intangibility, it's a No-Sell.
  • Glamour Failure: Ari can make herself opaque temporarily to appear as a human, but she will occasionally "spook out" and lose the look.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: Tash's Purple Eyes are pretty uncommon for a human.
  • Meaningful Name: Seems to go two ways. For one, it matches "airy" in reference to her ghostly state. Secondly, it is derived from "aria", befitting her musical nature.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her regular hair is purple in varying shades, and her human form has sandy blonde hair with a purple ombre.
  • Mythology Gag: Spectra's last name was originally going to be "von Hauntington". MH must have liked the name, and used it for their next ghost to join the main cast.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: With tassels, braids, flowy dresses, and a chain headband in her pop star release, her fashion sense takes inspiration from this-she describes her style as "Boohemian Rocker" in her bio.
    When I'm bolting out pop ballads under hot stage frights, I like to wear cool, gauzy fabrics that float around me, while still looking shriek and modern.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Subverted: she screams for security when she realizes Draculaura's vampirism in her Tash glamour—but it's actually to keep up her ruse. She's just as friendly as her public persona.
  • Nice Hat: She gets a floppy, wide-brimmed piano-key hat adorned with chains on her Music Class doll.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Zig-zagged. In the canon proper she's been around since WTMH, but she's gotten so much marketing that it seems Mattel may be trying to make her one of the main six ghouls in lieu of Ghoulia.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her Great Britain site bio spells her name as Ari Huntington.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Her outfits feature musical notes and staffs, and piano keys, much like Operetta's.
  • Teen Idol: 15.
  • Troll: As a popstar, she's besieged by them to the point where they're her personal pet peeve.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Orchid.

     Moanica D'Kay 
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Voiced By: Cristina Milizia
A zombie ghoul strongly implied to have used humans to create a personal zombie army.
  • Alpha Bitch: Most definitely—her favorite activity is listed as any one where she's in charge and others do her bidding, and her personal monstra is to command! Her concerns are less with ruling the school and more with ruling the world, but decides the former could help her with the latter.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Grey, although a darker grey than Ghoulia.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Green eyes to match the hair streak. In the film proper, they're more of a vivid robin's egg blue.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She has these (along with some of her zomboys) though on her doll we don't see them since her mouth is closed. Crosses with Fangs Are Evil.
  • Creepy Cemetery: She dwells in one taken over from the humans. Her masquerade doll has tombstone earrings to reflect her zombie nature, as well.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: With a very slight version of Tainted Veins.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Drives Tash's stolen tour bus right into the middle of Monster High's frigging dance floor. Combo with Incoming Ham.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Moanica's entire ideology and motives hinge on a belief that humans and monsters cannot peacefully coexist.
  • Evil Laugh: A giggle dripping with condescendence and false innocence.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her dance outfit has a single-strapped dress and one glove.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Charismatic and inspirational to try and win people over, but quickly homicidal when that starts taking too long.
  • Femme Fatalons: Long, pointy, unpainted ones. They're retractable, which explains their absence from her doll.
  • Fille Fatale: Less overt than most.
  • For the Evulz: Peace between normies and monsters is boring to her, as are normies (and when she thinks about it, most monsters). Solution? Create a zombie army to blindly follow you, manipulate monsters to follow your side, and come to dominate the world... all in the interest of keeping things interesting.
  • Generic Graffiti: Her outfits have graffiti-inspired patterns, to further reflect her grungy theme.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: She has these (combined with Creepy Blue Eyes), along with her "zomboy army" (who combine it with Red Eyes, Take Warning).
  • Grunge: Her personal style:
    Moanica: Some may call it Glam Grunge, but I think of it as Cemetery Chic: I can go from the tomb to the ballroom and always be the gravest dressed ghoul around.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Her "Dance the Fright Away" doll gives her a Seussian high ponytail gelled into a curled shape.
  • Large Ham: Milizia obviously had a lot of fun with the role, and even gestured and moved in the booth.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Admits it herself—as she isn't capable of turning other Monsters to zombies, she sometimes has to "recruit the old fashioned way: through charm and manipulation".
  • Monster Progenitor: While most definitely not the first zombie in the world, Moanica has the power of zombifying humans via a scratch. The result is her army of zomboys. She tries to do this to Tash in the climax of Welcome to Monster High, who fortunately reveals herself to be a ghost named Ari, and therefore immune.
  • Multicolored Hair: Metallic dusty rose with a streak of chartreuse.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Her zomboys.
  • Obviously Evil: Even though many MH characters have dark designs, she goes beyond to let you know she's not one of the good guys.
  • Our Liches Are Different: Not a lich, but takes many traits from one: the unnatural intelligence, the hunger for power, the power over a horde of lesser undead, and the actual state of undeath.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Fanged, clawed, polysyllabic and acrobatic.
  • Punny Name: D'Kay is phonetically identical to "decay", which is pretty much what zombies do.
  • Redemption Rejection: Even after all Moanica's done, Draculaura tries to help her as she falls. And immediately after recovering from her fall, Moanica lunges at Tash.
  • The Rival: She's this to Draculaura in the movie. Her two-pack release with Draculaura is even called "Monstrous Rivals".
  • Say My Name: Draculaura, ever the sweetie, asks Moanica's name when she first meets her—even after a cold reception.
    Moanica: Who dares trespass in my cemetery?
    Clawdeen: Your cemetery?
    Draculaura: Moanica! Moanica D'Kay, right?
    Moanica: Who's asking?!
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Not Moanica, but her zomboys are all dressed in the tattered remains of preppy uniforms. It has some unsettling implications of where exactly they came from.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Bones and guts! In her signature outfit alone she has...
    • A vest with a graffiti design resembling a viral pattern
    • A shirt with a ribcage pattern including a bleeding heart
    • A ribcage bracelet and a ribcage necklace hanging on cords made of worms, and worm earrings.
    • A plush-style brain purse, a belt with a brain texture, and boots on a brain heel with the oxford-style leather over brains.
  • Something About a Rose: Her dance outfit's belt has one, probably to invoke gravesite offerings.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her voice actress repeatedly spelled her name Moanika.
  • Spicy Latina: Complete with Gratuitous Spanish, and a guitar Leitmotif. Her voice actress has said that Mattel asked for a Latin American accent and she, being Peruvian, has given Moanica a Peruvian accent. So that's one interpretation. Another is that, judging by the architecture of the cemetery she and her zomboys took over, Moanica originates specifically from Mexico.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: As detailed above, ribcages, worms, and brains.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Pun not intended. She's a manipulative, megalomaniacal, murderous aspiring world dominator with a zombie army... at 15.
  • Today, X. Tomorrow, the World!: She's set up camp in a cemetery, and when the ghouls find her she's first apprehensive, but then after realizing they're also monsters she openly considers that they could be on her side. She then relates her plan to first take the cemetery back from the humans, and then take over the entire human world.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left
  • Villainous Breakdown: At the climax of Welcome to Monster High, when the students of Monster High stand up to defend the ghouls and Tash from her zomboys, Moanica loses all semblance of charisma and control, and claws at Draculaura in a mad rage.
  • We Will Meet Again: Moanica promises that the ghouls haven't heard the last of her at the end of Welcome to Monster High. She keeps her promise by being the antagonist of Electrified.

     Raythe 
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Voiced By: Travis Dresden
A wraith who joins MH. He's good friends with Deuce Gorgon.
  • Depending on the Artist: In the CGI specials, he's blue and has fangs. In the comic and the series, he's gray and has no fangs.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He only wears a glove on his right hand.
  • Official Couple: With Clawdeen Wolf, at least as far as the TV specials are concerned.
  • Punny Name: The whole reason his species can even be deduced is because "Raythe" is a phonetic match to "wraith".
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Raythe is the only G2-exclusive character without a doll at the moment.

Electrified

     Silvi Timberwolf 
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Voiced By: Katy Townsend
The daughter of grey werewolves.
  • Brave Scot A fierce rocker and werewolf with a Scottish brogue.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Bright blue hair with a pink streak, bright blue eyes with pink undereye lashes.
  • '80s Hair: As the signature for the heavily eighties inspired Electrified line, natch.
  • Hairy Girl: Molded fur on her arms and legs, as is the form.
  • Meaningful Name: She's a grey wolf.note  "Sylvia" and "sylvan" both refer to the forest, and her name may also be connected to Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus before they were raised by wolves.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blue with two powder blue streaks and one purplish fuchsia streak in her ponytail. As part of the Electrified makeover, her hair turns neon blue with a neon yellow streak.
  • Pretty in Mink: Subverted—her necklace is rendered and illustrated as pink clear plastic, but it's meant to evoke this.
  • Scottish English: Townsend gives Silvi a Scottish accent.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": She's had her name spelled as Sylvi, Silvia, Silva, etc.
  • Unusual Ears: Like the other werewolves', but molded with a furry texture.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair
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