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The Monster Mashers are a group of monster hunters and the cast of the Reality show of the same name. As a group of D-list celebrities, the Monster Mashers intend to both keep the world safe from dangerous supernatural creatures while documenting their adventures to boost their show's ratings.

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  • Punny Name: Named after the song Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers.
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  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Straddles the line between this and Badass Crew.
  • To Be a Master: In addition to keeping humanity safe, many of the monster hunters are motivated by the fame and status obtained from their position, having several other monster hunting reality shows to compete with.

Joel J. Jones Jr.

One of the founding members of Monster Mashers and the descendant of a long line of monster hunters. Joel is something of a gruff, sarcastic individual, but it's pretty clear that he considers his fellow monster hunters to be his True Companions. Something of a generic guy compared to his more colorful teammates, but still has a distinctive personality and abilities. Never seen without his necklace, containing the tooth of some unknown creature defeated by one of his ancestors.

William T. Wolfgang II

A werewolf, abandoned by his parents in the woods and literally raised by wolves. Despite his brutish demeanor, he's actually quite intelligent, but his temper and lack of impulse control usually hinders his ability to make logical decisions. Has something of a friendly rivalry with Joel.

William Francois Nancy (aka "Frankie")

A large, humanoid spider and self-proclaimed ladies' man. Frankie is something of a trickster, often pulling pranks on both his opponents and teammates alike for little more than his own personal amusement. That aside, he's still a valuable member of the team and a rather sophisticated fellow. He also may or may not be the legendary Anansi of African folklore.

  • Ambiguously Human: We know he's not, but most of the time he looks enough like a human that he's able to pass as one.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Tends to slip into Swahili when he's distraught (or drunk).
  • Casanova Wannabe: His track record with the ladies is not quite as successful as he claims it is.
  • Cool Old Guy: According to his bio, Frankie is apparently somewhere around 76 years old, though it's implied that that's just a rough estimate.
  • Cultured Badass: Probably the most sophisticated member of the Monster Mashers crew, when he's not trolling people for laughs.
  • Demoted to Extra: After he was put into the hospital after the Lady War incident, we haven't seen much of him.
    • Now being averted.
  • Dirty Old Man: Averted. He's actually quite the gentleman.
  • Giant Spider
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Unlike the other William, however, Frankie actively embraces his role as a "Leeroy", gleefully rushing into danger at the first opportunity.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Though he's capable of hiding all but two of his arms when not using him, he's usually this in combat.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted between him and the other William (see above), but he usually goes by his middle name to avoid any confusion.
  • Super Senses: He's able to use the hairs on his arms to detect things around him, even referring to it as his "Spider Sense".
  • Troll: Especially around his more serious teammates like Naredlek.

Malachi Richardson

Once an ordinary man, Malachi ended up being cursed into becoming a Jiang Shi after a run-in with a drunken wizard during a trip to China. Despite his rather difficult life, Malachi remains an eternal optimist, always trying to cheer up his fellow Monster Mashers in times of distress. Unfortunately for them, he's really bad at doing this.

Albus Eldritch

Albus is an Ent, and the former guardian of a forest until it was destroyed, which also resulted in the deaths of most of his family. Now working as a monster hunter, Albus is wise, polite, and overall more level-headed than most of his teammates, though just as capable of holding his own in a fight.

Dyana Raine

Another one of Monster Mashers' verteran members, Dyana is also the owner and operator of a ranch where she looks after various monsters, many of which she captured during her time on the show. Loud, energetic and excitable, Dyana often goes into battle with the help of a few of her pet monsters, which she is able to summon with the use of a set of cards.

The Operator

A mysterious figure of unknown origin and species. The Operator is quiet, enigmatic, and a little bit unsettling, but still a contributor to the Monster Mashers, if not exactly a "team player". Appears to be at least a little bit skilled in magic.

Torgrot Ironface

An ork. Got his name from the obsidian mask permanently fused to the top half of his face. Formerly a notorious pirate before joining the Monster Mashers, Torgrot is about as violent and trigger-happy as you'd expect an ork to be, though he's actually quite reserved compared to most members of his species.

Clarissa Zaruta

Having many other failed careers under her belt, Clarissa eventually decided to join Monster Mashers, hoping it would be her ticket to stardom. Being able to coast off her good looks for most of her life, Clarissa doesn't have much of a work ethic, but still proves to be just as effective at slaying monsters as the next person...perhaps even more so.

Jason Scott

One of the more inexperienced members of the Monster Mashers group, Jason is a 15-year-old Kid Hero armed with a "Card Reader", and a set of possibly-magic cards with a diverse variety of effects. Having little fighting prowess himself, Jason usually stays away from the front line, preferring to use his cards to provide assistance for his teammates. As such, he has a suitably meek personality to match, but still strives to contribute to the team whenever he can.

  • Adorably Precocious Child
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rocky.
  • Hero of Another Story: It's implied that Jason and Rocky ended up having several adventures together before the ended up joining Monster Mashers. Also, upon his first appearance, Jason mentions he just got back from a mission involving a zombified version of Barney the Dinosaur.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His use of a wide verity of Cards implies he's this with them. Justified in that they're his only Weapon
  • Magitek: While it's never fully explained how the Card Reader works, this is one possible explanation.
  • Nice Guy: Generally the quietest and most polite member of the group, with some Shrinking Violet tendancies as well.
  • Non-Action Guy: While he's fought monsters on several occasions, he usually prefers to fill the support role, using his cards to buff his teammates in various ways.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Rocky's red.
  • Shout-Out: Each of his cards is a reference to one or more Nintendo franchise, and the character of Jason himself is based partially on the protagonist from Kamen Rider Decade.
    • Also the fact that his Card Reader is called the "Cosmic Reader" and him being irradient by "Cosmic Radiation" might be one to Kamen Rider Fourze
    • Rocky one time mentioned that his middle name was 'Lee', this would give him the same name as the first Red Ranger, Rocky later makes it even more obvious in his Shout-Out barrage
  • Shrinking Violet: A male example.
  • Status Buff: His cards more or less amount to this to his teammates.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He essentially has the power to not only give people temporary superpowers and weapons, but also change them on the fly as often as he wants. The creator of the character and the GM are both well aware of this, however, taking precautions to prevent it from getting out of hand.
  • Super Empowering
  • Superpower Silly Putty: Just about anyone he comes in contact with becomes one of these, thanks to his cards. The effects don't usually last long, however.
  • Western Zodiac: Virgo.
    Card Capter: because giving the 15 year old male shrinking violet a star sign that sound a lot like virgin amuses me

Portia N Tesla

An loony but somewhat competent attractive scientist. Who joined Monster Mashers for scientific appeal of it. She's also pretty skilled in the chemistry and inventing, along with being friends with Clarissa.

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