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Daemona Prune

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Voiced by: Courtney Vineys

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  • Action Girl: Not only is she the leader of the team, but she really gets her moments in "The Year Of The Snake" and "Secrets Exposed!".
  • Adorkable: Her attempts at cheesy slogans for the PI, plus being the only member of the team to wear a costume on the job (and not even having powers to go with it) are so dorky that it's adorable. And then there's her commercial in "Ghosts On Film".
  • Ambiguously Bi: Had a crush on an unseen character named Jasper Rusack along with some Ship Tease with Casey here and there, and has shared some Les Yay moments with Kira.
  • The Artifact: Her name. Early on in production, her name was Prunella Daemon, while "Daemona Prune" was just her aliases while as a Phantom Investigator. Eventually, the latter name was used for both.
  • Badass Adorable: She's an adorable preteen girl who regularly faces off ghosts and demons.
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  • Badass Longcoat: The green one she wears as a Phantom Investigator.
  • Badass Normal: She might be the only one on the team without powers, but she isn't any less badass.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She's very smart and resourceful, but was also willing to just look at the answers to her upcoming biology exam instead of studying (however, she does realize the error of her ways and gets rid of the answers before looking at them).
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She can be a bit on the quirky side, from being the only member to wear a costume and continuously trying to make cheesy rhyming slogans for the team, but is incredibly effective at her job.
  • Clark Kenting: She hides her identity while on the job by wearing a costume with a mask, as well as styling her hair differently. She also never gives out her name as a PI.
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  • Color-Coded Secret Identity: Wears a green hoodie while dressed casually, and then a slightly darker green jacket in her PI persona, complete with matching mask.
  • Control Freak: A more low-key example at times; in "Stall Of Doom" she brings up how while the gang all have equal say as a team, "she just likes doing things a certain way".
  • Cool Loser: Seems to be this as implied in "Birthday Presence"- she's cute and friendly, but isn't popular enough to be invited to Brad's party (unlike Kira and Jericho). A few official press releases stated that she doesn't have much of an active social life, either.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a green one as a Phantom Investigator.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times.
  • Domino Mask: Her green mask she wears as a PI.
  • The Face: The member of the team that does all the talking.
  • Fake Defector: Pretends to join Willard's side in "Secrets Exposed!" after he makes her believe that Navarro was purposely putting her and the gang in danger the whole time. After she gets Navarro to meet up with her in the graveyard, which Willard instructed her to do, she reveals that she had her friends know about her plan the whole time and was just using Willard for the final battle between him and Navarro.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. She's passionate and ambitious, but is pretty cool and calm most of the time.
  • Gamer Chick: Implied in "Were-Dog".
  • Genki Girl: Downplayed. She's the most enthusiastic member of the team, but stays pretty down-to-earth.
  • Heart Symbol: Her jeans have a red heart-shaped patch on the left knee.
  • The Heroine
  • Hero with a Unique Name: "Daemona" stands out among names like Kira, Jericho, and Casey.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kira.
  • Identical Granddaughter: Her grandmother looked almost exactly like her at her age, albeit with a different hairstyle.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Her driving skills came from playing video games.
  • Implied Love Interest: Has some moments with Casey that could be read as ship tease, however it's never stated if she has a crush on him (or vice versa).
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: As the loyal, heroic leader of the gang.
  • The Leader: Of the Phantom Investigators
  • Little Miss Badass: She's twelve.
  • Messy Hair: While not on the job as a PI.
  • Nice Girl
  • New Transfer Student: Had just recently moved to San Francisco and begun attending Lugosi Junior High sometime before the events of the series.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero: And notably the only member of the team that wears a costume; the rest dress casually.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Possibly. "Daemona" was just an aliases initially while Prunella was her real name, however the show itself does not specify if Daemona is her real name or not.
  • Plucky Girl: She's very optimistic and brave.
  • Redhead In Green: She wears a green jacket and mask while on the job. Dressed casually, she wears a green hoodie.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Kira's blue
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Her slogans for the PI, some of them being quite painful. Her commercial for the team is full of them.
  • Running Gag: In several episodes, she'll try to come up with a cheesy rhyming slogan for the Phantom Investigators when she answers the phone. With the gang giving her disapproving looks most of the time.
  • Ship Tease: Shares some small moments with Casey at times, such as wrapping her arm around his shoulders in "Birthday Presence" and calling him "adorable" in "Were-Dog".
  • Skeleton Motif: Almost. One early version of her design had a skull-and-crossbones on her PI costume. This was dropped.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Strongly resembles her grandmother when she was her age. To a lesser extent, she also takes after her mom. Not only do they both have red hair and blue eyes, but they also wear almost the same color scheme.
  • The Team Normal: The only member of the team to not posses any powers.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Kira's girly girl.
  • Undying Loyalty: Especially evident in "From Egypt, With Love". After the Egyptian pharaoh the gang performed last rites on realized that Kira was the reincarnation of his princess, he attempts to take her with him to the afterlife- which she almost agrees to doing. As the gang try to pull her away, he asks why they're protesting so much. Daemona tells him that Kira's her best friend, and if she goes with him, she'll never stop searching for her.

Kira Williams

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Voiced by: Amber Ross

Jericho

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Voiced by: Aleksander Kocev

Casey

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Voiced by: Andrew Decker

  • Adorkable: Daemona even considers him "cute, smart, and adorable" in-universe.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: His mom is gone, and it's unknown what happened to her.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and he's the smartest member of the team.
  • Character Tics: Casey has a tendency to often hold his hands in front of him, and sometimes behind.
  • Cute Bookworm
  • The Cutie: Very sweet and innocent, and even referred to as being "cute and adorable" by Daemona in "Were-Dog".
  • Deadpan Snarker: While not as often as the rest of the gang, he can sometimes have his moments. Notably in "Stall Of Doom".
  • Disguised in Drag: He disguises as a mermaid briefly in "Skating The Plank".
  • Dork in a Sweater
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: He rarely interacts with Kira.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: As seen in "Ghosts On Film", he loves candy and pie.
  • Implied Love Interest: Besides his one-off crush on Terri Chang in "Were-Dog", a few episodes give him some ship tease moments with Daemona. However it's never stated if he has feelings for her or not.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: To go with his kindness and innocence.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: His attitude when it comes to his more embarrassing transformations, such as when he had to morph into a toilet paper roll to get under a locked door, and his earlier Disguised in Drag moment.
  • Lovable Nerd
  • Luminescent Blush: In "The Fifth PI" after coming out of a clothes hamper with underwear on his head.
  • Missing Mom: While his dad doesn't appear on-screen in the series (nor do any of the gang's parents besides Daemona's), Word of God confirmed he only lives with his dad. Whether his mom passed away or his parents are divorced remains unknown.
  • Morphic Resonance: Most forms he shapeshifts into keep the blue and red coloring of his sweater. Some forms even include his hair (or hair color), eyes, and glasses.
  • Nervous Wreck: Especially evident in "Were-Dog" as he explains to the gang how he got bit by a werewolf while in his dog form and couldn't morph back, sounding very close to having a panic attack.
  • Nice Guy
  • Only One Name: Like Jericho, he isn't given a last name in the series.
  • Out of Focus: Only has one episode where he's the central focus ("Were-Dog") while the rest of the gang had two to three. It doesn't help that the show only had thirteen episodes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Jericho's red
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Jericho's Manly Man.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: At times, usually with Jericho asking him to "translate".
  • Shrinking Violet: He's the shyest of the gang.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • The Smart Guy
  • Sweet Tooth: To the point where he has no problem raiding one of the gang's clients' cupboards without asking.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice is lower in the first few episodes. By the second half of the series, his voice started getting higher and squeakier.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His power.
  • Weight Woe: Averted. He's a bit chubbier than the rest of the gang and is the most insecure of the group, however it's never shown to be part of his insecurities.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: According to official press releases from when the show first aired, Casey's dad is a teacher at his school, but spends so much time helping out other students that he barely has time for his own son.

Wad

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Voiced by: Stephen Holman

Jinxie

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Voiced by: Stephen Holman

  • Absentee Actor: In "Skating The Plank", "Stall Of Doom", "The Year Of The Snake", "Ghosts On Film", and "Thank Wad".
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To the gang sometimes. "Errand demon for a bunch of adolescent mortals!"
  • Big Eater: Implied in "The Fifth P.I."- "Nothing like an afternoon with food, food, TV, and food."
  • The Jinx: It's in his name. He is a bad luck demon, after all.
  • Leitmotif: Has a short one that plays whenever he shows up.
  • Meaningful Name: As a bad luck demon, he's a jinx.
  • Mr. Exposition: He usually explains to the gang about the kinds of monsters they're dealing with.
  • Non-Human Sidekick
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Only among the main characters- he's the only one that's a hand puppet instead of a stop-motion puppet.
  • The Noseless
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Tends to go between "Jinxy" and "Jinxie"; many fans tend to use the latter spelling as it's what Carl's Jr. used on their toy of him.

Professor Felix Navarro

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Voiced by: Richard Cansino

  • Absentee Actor: He's absent in "Skating The Plank", "Haunted Dreams", "Stall Of Doom", "Were-Dog", "The Year Of The Snake", "The Fifth P.I." (though he's mentioned), "Ghosts On Film", and "Thank Wad". Out of every member of the main cast, he appears the least often.
  • Adorkable: He can have his moments, such as creating a "raisinator" that could instantly turn grapes into raisins with the downside being the cost of the fuel to power it, with Casey pointing out he could've just easily went to the supermarket.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually very friendly and sweet but is outright dangerous as a vampire.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To the gang.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Cool Old Guy: He's really around sixty-two, but hasn't physically aged since at least his twenties.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In the fifties, he was the leader of the Phantom Investigators at the time, also consisting of Daemona's grandparents and a fourth member, Willard Plowright. After Willard made a deal with the NetherRealm to become a vampire, the other three members linked a portal to send him back to the realm, but not before he bit Navarro, thus cursing him to become a vampire. While the totem of spirit control is able to render him human, it also causes him to stop aging, meaning he'll outlive everyone he cares about.
  • Eye Color Change: Normally has brown eyes. Has glowing red eyes without the totem of spirit control.
  • Friend to All Children: He loves the gang like they're his own kids.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Upon realizing he could've just bought raisins at the supermarket instead of making the raisinator- "El supermercado! Silly me!"
  • Hair Color Dissonance: His hair is dark blue, but representing black.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: While he became a vampire around the time he was fifteen, he appears to be in his twenties in the series. It could be possible that it took a few years for his curse to go into full effect. He hasn't aged since the early sixties at the latest.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With the gang. They're twelve; he looks to be somewhere in his twenties but is actually older than that.
  • Last-Name Basis
  • Latino Is Brown: Averted.
  • The Mentor: Toward the PIs.
  • Nice Guy: A very friendly mentor figure toward the gang.
  • Older Than They Look: Looks like he's in his twenties, but is actually around sixty-two as he stopped aging due to being a vampire.
  • Out of Focus: Got the least amount of screentime among the main characters, only appearing in five episodes.
  • Papa Wolf: Generally a low-key example but he's very protective of the gang.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he doesn't have the totem of spirit control.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Notably the only one of the main seven characters who rarely shows up in promotional material and does not appear in the opening sequence.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's shown to be pretty depressed over being immortal and having to see his friends and family pass before him, which eventually is going to include the gang themselves, but keeps up a positive and friendly attitude for the gang.
  • Team Dad: Tends to be this to the gang.
  • The Team Normal: Of the original Phantom Investigators. At least, before he became a vampire.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As a vampire.
  • Vocal Evolution: Started off with basically the Kenshin voice with a slight Latino accent. His accent became more prominent as the show went on.
  • Walking Spoiler: Unfortunately, most of what's known about him wasn't revealed until the final episode (not helping that the series was Cut Short).

Mary Prune

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Mary at fifteen. Note that she was never depicted at her final age onscreen.

Voiced by: Jessica Gee

  • Badass Family: She was also a Phantom Investigator as a teenager, just like her granddaughter.
  • Cool Old Lady: Implied to be this in her later years.
  • High-School Sweethearts: "Secrets Exposed!" shows that she and her husband, Harold, had known each other since junior high school.
  • Mama Bear: Has apparently been watching and protecting Daemona from the Nether Realm ever since Daemona came into her inheritance.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: The fact that she left her home to Daemona's family and left her ghost detecting tools and books to Daemona was what kicked off the events of the series.
  • Posthumous Character: Had passed away a few years before the series' events take place; Daemona inherited all her books on the supernatural and her ghost detecting tools and gadgets, which kicked off the events of the series.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She died before the series began and her only on-screen appearance was in a flashback. But it's thanks to her leaving Daemona her ghost-hunting tools and gadgets in her will that leads her to forming the Phantom Investigators.
  • Spirit Advisor: The final moments of the last episode revealed that she can contact Daemona through the NetherRealm. It's implied she would've become this for her had the show not been cancelled after its only season.
  • Telepathy: Her power.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: According to Navarro in "Secrets Exposed!", Mary seemed to know that she was dying, which was why she told him to watch over Daemona once her family inherited her house.
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