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The PJ Masks & allies
- Calling Your Attacks: They pretty much always call their super powers by name when using them.
- Curtains Match the Window: Their eye color matches their costumes.
- Dub Name Change: The original French names from the Les Pyjamasques picture book series are a bit drastic compared to their English ones.
- Conner is the most major example as his name Sacha. As a hero he is known as Yoyo.
- Owlette is known as Bibou.
- Gekko is known as Gluglu.
- Henshin Hero: They actively transform from regular, non-superpowerd kids into their superpowered alter-ego's with the help of their pajama's and wristbands.
- Land, Sea, Sky: Each of their vehicles specializes in a certain terrain. The Catmobile is the Land, Gekkomobile is the Sea, and Owl Glider is the Sky.
- Kid Hero: They are a trio of six-year-old superheroes.
- Pajama-Clad Hero: Their costumes are essentially their pajamas, hence why they can only transform when in their pajamas.
- Power Glows: Their suits light up whenever they use their superpowers.
- Power Trio
- Transformation Sequence: Each becomes their superhero ego through one of these.
- Transformation Trinket: The team transforms when they activate their bracelets while wearing their pajamas.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has a slightly tanner complexion when compared to Amaya and Greg in the cartoon, which suggests he might be latino. However, his skintone is exactly the same as theirs in the merchandise.
- Animal Motifs: Cats
- Brainy Brunette: Is noted for being smart.
- Blue Is Heroic: Leader of the team and wears blue in both his civilian and superhero forms.
- Cats Hate Water: Has a bit of a phobia over getting wet.
- Color-Coded Characters: Blue
- Fanboy: Of Master Fang.
- Fast as Lightning: He has lightning in his transformation sequence and leaves lightning in his trail when using his super speed.
- In a Single Bound: His Super Cat Jump.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: It's only natural that a superhero themed after being a cat would love them.
- Leeroy Jenkins: One of his main flaws is that he tends to rush into action without a plan, something that he had to learn to get over more than once. Lampshaded in the episode "Catboy does it again":Connor: I'm a speedster. I think with my legs.
- Shock and Awe: His transformation has a lot of lightning effects in it. He also leaves behind a trail of lightning when using his super speed.
- Super Senses: His hearing gets greatly enhanced in his hero identity.
- Super Speed: Has this as his primary power.
- Animal Motifs: Owls
- Badass Bookworm: Before heading off to stop a Nighttime Villain she spends her time reading a book.
- Blow You Away: Being an owl-themed hero gives one the advantage of using a lot of wind-based attacks.
- Brainy Brunette: Similar to Conner she has dark hair and is noted for being intelligent.
- Color-Coded Characters: Red
- Eye Color Change: Her eyes change from brownish to pure red when she transforms into Owlette.
- Fangirl: Of Flossy Flash.
- Feather Flechettes: She gains this power in the season 2 episode "PJ Power Up" note .
- Flight: Natch, as she's an owl themed superhero.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: When she turns into Owlette, she loses her glasses and can see well without them.
- Glowing Eyes: Gets these whenever her Owl Eyes are in use.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a hairclip that resembles a wing.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: After getting her Owl Feathers as a new power, Owlette can use them to form a shield.
- Meganekko: Wears a pair of red glasses.
- Odd Name Out: When it comes to the English names she's the only one of the trio whose civilian and hero names don't start with the same letter.
- Red Is Heroic: Wears red as both a hero and civilian.
- She's a Man in Japan/Gender Flip: In the original books Bibou started out as a male character.
- Super Senses: Gains night vision in her hero identity.
- The Smurfette Principle: Is the only female in the team.
- Animal Motifs: Lizards
- The Baby of the Bunch: Even though all three of them are the same age, he's the youngest.
- Chameleon Camouflage: Fitting with his reptilian powers' theme, Gekko can gain invisibility.
- Color-Coded Characters: Green
- Dreadful Musician: The short All Skills shows that he desperately needs singing lessons.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Is prone to feeling like this on occasion.
- Lovable Lizard: A young lizard-themed superhero. He also has a pet lizard named Lionel, who acts more like a dog than a reptile (he likes to play fetch).
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: As of the season 2 episode "PJ Power Up" note , Gekko has the ability to summon 2 shields attached to his arms.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's just a young boy, but can lift objects many times bigger and heavier than himself.
- Shrinking Violet: A mild male example.
- Throwing Your Shield Always Works: The shields he gains in season 2 can double as throwing weapons.
- Trademark Favourite Food: The Easter episode establishes that he has a bit of an obsession with chocolate.
- Wall Crawl: One of his primary powers. With enough impulse, he can even Wall Run.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A rare heroic case, PJ Robot grew so fond of the PJ Masks that he eventually turned against Romeo and joined the heroes.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When motivated by the power of friendship to defend the PJ Masks against Night Ninja, he extends his tool arms to be more intimidating. Night Ninja takes one look at the power tools and decides anywhere else would be a good place to be rather then standing in front of PJ Robot.
- HeelFace Turn: He was build by Romeo to befriend the PJ Masks and lure them into a trap, but he ended up joining them for real instead.
- Mission Control: Serves this purpose when not accompanying the PJ Masks into the field.
- Remember the New Guy?: He made his debute in Wacky Floats, where he is seen in HQ and the masks clearly already know him. Downplayed since he is given an origin episode later.
- Robot Buddy: For the PJ Masks.
- The Sixth Ranger: Becomes the fourth member of the PJ Masks in season 2.
- TV Head Robot: His head is a digital screen on which he can project a face.
- The Unintelligible: Speaks in bleeping sounds. Although every once in a while he says a few actual words.
- Animal Motifs: Armadillo
- Anti-Hero / Anti-Villain: He wants to be a hero, but is not cut out to be one and often causes more problems than he solves. On the other hand, his desire to be a hero means he's not quite a villain either.
- The Big Guy: He's notacibly taller than the other PJ Masks, and even stronger than Gekko. Gekko actually nicknames him Big Guy.
- Cool Helmet: He's the only one of the PJ Masks who wears a helmet instead of a mask.
- Destructive Saviour: His biggest flaw, and one the other PJ Masks try to help him get over.
- Dig Attack: When rolled up into a ball, he is capable of these.
- Hero with an F in Good: Wants to be a hero, but is far too reckless, destructive and clumsy to be one.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: While he's taller than the other PJ Masks, he is still a child and smaller than the adult characters, so it still counts.
- Rolling Attack: He can roll up into a ball to attack his opponents.
- Shockwave Stomp: He can stomp hard enough to shake the ground.
- Sixth Ranger: Wants to be this for the PJ Masks, and in some episodes actually serves as one. However, he doesn't appear in every episode, and isn't always on the side of the heroes when he does.
- Smug Super: He can be friendly, but also, cocky, arrogant and ill-tempered.
- Super Strength: Has this as one of his powers.
An Yu / The Dragon
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: She's a magical dragon, that can also assume a human form.
- Forced into Evil: When she was still a dragon, and had to obey whoever held the mallet to the gong, Night Ninja had her do his bidding.
- Kid Samurai: In her human form, she's a samurai girl about the same age as the PJ Masks and Night Time villains.
- Flight: She can levitate.
- Magic Music: Her flute allows her to manipulate the vines and rocks on Mystery Mountain.
- Older Than They Look: In her human form she appears to be around the same age as the heroes and villains, but she's much older than that.
- Sealed Good in a Can: She was trapped in a gong in her dragon form, but freed by Night Ninja in "Meet An Yu" (technically, he already released her once in "The Dragon Gong", but she remained a prisoner of the gong in that episode).
- Teleporters and Transporters: She can teleport in a golden flash.
- Card-Carrying Villain: The villains are not above admitting that they are evil, and what they do is bad.
- Enfant Terrible: It can be assumed they are all or close to six years old and they're villains.
- Evil Counterpart: Merchandise for the show has a tendency to pair them with the PJ Masks. Specifically Romeo with Catboy, Luna Girl with Owlette, and Night Ninja with Gekko.
- Jerkwitha Heartof Gold: Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja are sometimes this towards their minions. Examples include Romeo to his Robot In Nobodys Sidekick, Luna Girl to her moths in Catboy and the Butterfly Bridage and Night Ninja to his Ninjalinos In Owelette and the Owletteenies.
- Dub Name Change: Similar to the PJ Masks they have different names in the original French book series.
- Romeo gets a last name in the form of "Mecano".
- Luna Girl is Sorceline
- Night Ninja is Ninjaka and the Ninjalinos are Ninjazouaves.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: If some remains of their handiwork are seen during the day then usually just Conner, Amaya, and Greg notice it.
- Villain Team-Up: They mainly act on their own but have sometimes combined their specialties to cause problems. Best examples include Halloween Tricksters (between Luna Girl, Night Ninja and The Wolfy Kids) and PJ Masks vs Bad Guys United (between Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja).
- Brainy Brunette: Has black hair and relies on inventions of his own creation to make trouble.
- Color-Coded Characters: White
- Child Prodigy: Is nine years old, tops, and has built some seriously advanced machines.
- Evil Genius: Is a young scientist villain.
- Evil Laugh: Quite a lot.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: On more than one occasion he failed because his inventions backfired on him.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Relies on inventions he created to cause mischief in the city.
- Insufferable Genius: He's so full of himself that when he stole Gekko's voice he used it to constantly say praises about him, much to Gekko's chagrin.
- Jerkwitha Heartof Gold: To Robot sometimes like in Nobodys Sidekick. And even the Masks In Christmas time with PJ Masks.
- Mad Scientist: A child version.
- Robot Master: He has a robot that operates as his sidekick sometimes. He has also created several more during his appearances; including the robotic counterparts of the PJ Masks and a robot that can steal voices.
- Skunk Stripe: Has one white streak in his mainly black hair.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Not so much as Night Ninja, but he still believes himself to be the greatest inventor of all time, considering all of his inventions to be perfect and dismissing things that weren't invented by him.
- Take Over the World: He states in almost all of his appearances that this is his final goal.
Luna Girl, Mothzuki, and the moths
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Anytime the characters visit the moon, Luna Girl has no trouble breathing while there. Unlike the PJ Masks, who need to wear helmets, and (in "Moon Breaker") Romeo, who had to stay inside his lab. The season 3 episode "Best Friends Forever" reveals that it's the luna magnet that grants her this ability; when the magnet began to run out of power while Luna Girl was out in space, she had to hold her breath.
- Color-Coded Characters: Black.
- The Dragon: Mothzuki serves this role to Luna Girl.
- Envy: A lot of her crimes are done simply because they involve events she is unable to be a part of due to happening at daytime leading to her mindset of "If I can't do/have it, neither can they."
- Friendly Enemy: Is occasionally nice to the Masks, and they to her. In the short "Moon Rocked", the masks even threw her a surprise party for her birthday.
- Hover Board: Her Luna Board.
- Lesser of Two Evils: She can be seen as this compared to Romeo and Night Ninja. While the two other villains' schemes often revolve around Take Over the World tactics and proving their superiority, she mostly just steals things so she can play with them, with no greater plan usually involved. On several occasions, the PJ Masks have been able to negotiate a truce with her, or convince her to halt her plans by giving her something that she would like.
- Macabre Moth Motif: Has an army of moths that is [usually] following her every action.
- Mook Promotion: Mothzuki started out as just one of Luna Girls' many nameless moths, untill Luna Girl used the moon crystal to give her a new appearance and some powers.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: The only consistent thing about Luna Girl's magnet is it's ability to fire beams that allow her to levitate objects. Otherwise, it can do whatever the plot requires it to do (make the moths grow gigantic, create an impenetrable dome, hypnotise people), often with that new power only appearing in one episode, never to be seen or mentioned again.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Luna Girl has a large swarm of moths as her mooks.
- Pest Controller: She controls a swarm of moths.
- Psychic Powers: Her Luna Magnet allows her to use a form of this; it can fire a beam that lets her levitate anything it touches into the air.
- The Smurfette Principle: Was the only female Nighttime Villain, until the Wolfy Kids were introduced in Season 2.
- Vocal Evolution: In Season 2, her voice noticeably becomes lower-pitched.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- Wicked Witch: Her original French name, "Sorceline," is a play on the French word for "witch." The French version of the series refers to her as such.
Night Ninja and the Ninjalinos
- Adorable Evil Minions: The Ninjalinos, with how they're smaller than our heroes and villains, speak gibberish and pretty accident-prone.
- Color-Coded Characters: Teal for Night Ninja, purple for the Ninjalinos.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Night Ninja barks more than he bites and it's usually his Ninjalinos who do all the work and while he may be Small Name, Big Ego, he certainly isn't to be underestimated; on several occasions he's been able to easily outmaneuver the PJ Masks with moves that would have put the most skilled acrobats to shame, he's quite accurate with his "sticky splats" and if the episode "Gekko and the Rock of All Power" is any indication, his strength may rival Gekko's.
- Depending on the Writer: It is unclear exactly how many Ninjalinos there are. Their numbers vary from episode to episode, ranging from only 3 to over a dozen.
- Friendly Enemy: Similar to Luna Girl, the Ninjalinos sometimes get along pretty well with the heroes. Much to Night Ninja's frustration.
- Gratuitous Ninja: Is this to the show, which is set in modern times but features a ninja anyway.
- Highly Visible Ninja: He really likes to be in the spotlight.
- Lilliputians: The plot of one episode involves a Ninjalino who is smaller than the rest.
- Mini Mook: The Ninjalinos basically look like miniature versions of Night Ninja.
- Never My Fault: Night Ninja is quick to blame the Ninjalinos when his plans fail. Sometimes justified, as there were occasions when his plans DID fail because of them.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He is the one who released An Yu by bringing the dragon gong to Mystery Mountain.
- Psychic Powers: the Ninja Fingers technique, that allows Night Ninja and the Ninjalino's to levitate entire buildings up into the sky.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Most of Night Ninja's schemes involve proving he's the greatest and most skilled person around.
- The Unintelligible: Ninjalinos speak in gibberish.
The Wolfy Kids
- Blinding Bangs: Kevin's hair completely covers his eyes. Oddly enough, promotional images and merchandise tend to give him one eye visible.
- Catchphrase: Yip-Yip-Yaroo!
- Childish Tooth Gap: Howler has a visible one.
- Does Not Like Spam: As shown in Easter Wolfies, Howler hates raw onions, and Rip can't stand potatoes.
- Hair Decorations: Rip wears a pair of bone-shaped barrettes
- In a Single Bound: They can leap great distances.
- Leitmotif: An electric guitar.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: They can weaponize their howl.
- Odd Name Out: Their names are Howler, Rip... and Kevin.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Physically, they mostly resemble the beastman version of werewolves (human looking, but with claws on their hands and feet, sharp teeth, pointy ears and long messy hair). They also display typical wolf behaviour like running on all fours, howling, and biting, but can also walk on just their hind legs, and are still capable of human speech.
- Skunk Stripe: Howler has two of them.
- The Ditz: Kevin is the dumbest of the entire cast by a long shot.
- The Nose Knows: Sort of a requirement of lycanthropy.
- The Smurfette Principle: While Rip is not the only female nighttime villain, she's the only girl in the Wolfy Kids team.
- Terrible Trio: The team consists of 3 members, Rip, Howler and Kevin.
- Token Good Teammate: Kevin is the least evil of the 3, which is the main point in the episode "The Good Wolfy.
- Tom the Dark Lord: One of them is simply called Kevin.
- Trademark Favourite Food: Kevin mentions that he likes hot dogs and pink marshmallows in Halloween Tricksters and Wolfy Mountain, respectively. Also, if The Wolfies Take HQ is anything to go by, Rip likes strawberries.
- Two Guys and a Girl.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rip has purple hair with fuschia tips.
- Color-Coded Characters: Orange
- Cool Teacher: The PJ Masks certainly consider him one, judging by their reactions in "Teacher goes ninja". That episdoe he qualified, though in an evil way, by temporarily becomming a skilled ninja.
- Megane: Wears a green pair of glasses.
- No Name Given: Is simply known as "Teacher".
- Real Men Wear Pink: His pyjama's are pink, with a strawberry pattern.