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Norbert Foster Beaver

Voice Actor: Nick Bakay

The older, more laid-back beaver brother.

Tropes associated with Norb:

  • Aloof Big Brother: At the start of the series, see Flanderization below.
  • Animal Motifs: Horses. Norb whinnies like a horse whenever he bleats in distress, and in one episode, his life-long dream was to be a Lipizzaner Stallion.
  • Berserk Button: He loves his hair, so don't mess it up.
  • Big Brother Bully: Steps into this territory on occasion.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He will come to his brother's aid once in a while, such as in "Van-tastic Voyage".
    • Especially in the episode with the lumberjacks. Upon seeing his brother having been seemingly brainwashed by the lumberjacks, he loses it.
  • Break the Haughty: He gets his moments.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Several episodes show Norbert more willing to sit back and smell the flowers than Daggett, but as some episodes such as "A Dam Too Far" show, he's very brilliant when he puts his mind to it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Daggett, but he sufers for the sake of comedy quite a bit.
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  • Catchphrase: "Biiiig hug!"
  • Chick Magnet: Apparently as seen in "Beach Beavers A Go-Go," and in "Beaver Fever" being surrounded by fangirls at one point.
  • Cuddle Bug: As his catchphrase may indicate, he really likes to give hugs.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In the original "Snowbound" pilot, he looked more like a yellow version of his brother Daggett.
  • Flanderization: As the series continued, Norb became more self-centered.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Daggett's foolish.
    • Inverted in Born to Be Beavers however. While Dag is focused on building a dam for the two to live in, Norb prefers to goof off and find a home without doing any actual work.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The moment something good happens for Dag, Norb's petty side rears its ugly head.
  • Guile Hero: Mostly relies on wit and manipulation for fighting against a foe or Dag.
  • Immune to Slapstick: Zigzagged. Many episodes Norb avoids comical injuries, but only to punctuate Daggett... not doing so (the latter once even lampshaded this in their Reversed Roles episode). Otherwise when that gag is out of the equation, Norb has been routinely maimed and beaten in cartoonish ways.
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  • Insufferable Genius: Even when he's wrong, he never admits it. At least on two occasions Daggett stresses the point that Norbert should be sorry but he turns it around and accepts his apology.
  • Jerkass: He takes a level in it in the later episodes.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold —> Jerk with a Heart of Jerk
      • For example, in "Dag's List", Daggett comes home one day after getting thrashed by random thugs. Norbert promptly gets him an organizing notebook so he'll remember who to get even with next time. The reason? A brotherly prank to get Dag even more thrashed. Not to mention he later takes advantage of Dag's new feared reputation in order to get his friends' possessions. Thankfully, it backfires by the end of the episode.
  • Large Ham
  • Not So Above It All: A few times in the series, but especially in Muscular Beaver 5, where it's revealed he revels in the opportunity to be Baron Bad Beaver and let out his "evil" side when no one's around (and to "wear my undies on the outey-side.")
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Whenever he's seen wearing clothing, it's almost always in a pinkish color scheme.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Daggett's red.
  • Sphere Eyes
  • Spiky Hair
  • The Fool: Although, there are times when his Karmic Protection fails to activate.
  • The Unfavorite: While his and Dag's parents love them equally, they mention in the car that they like Dag more (though mainly when he and Norb are getting along.) It's implied it's because Dag's blase acceptance of his parents' quirks while Norb tends to be embarassed by those quirks. Their mom even sends Norb treats every month to make up for it.
  • Verbal Tic: He tends to mispronounce or overemphasize word syllables.

Daggett Doofus Beaver

Voice Actor: Richard Steven Horvitz
The younger (and angrier) brother.

Tropes associated with Dag:

  • Animal Motifs: While already a beaver, Daggett's design is pretty shark-like, down to his fin like ears and razor sharp teeth. This is alluded to when he chooses a water scooter painted as a shark in "Beach Beavers A Go-Go".
  • Annoying Younger Sibling
  • Berserk Button: It doesn't matter if you're a bunch of mind-controlled zombies, he WILL kick your spooty behind-er if you threaten his teddy bear.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow
  • Book Dumb: His main method of turning stuff on or off pretty much consists of hitting it ("Stupid, eh *whack*! Stupid, eh *whack*! Stupid computer *whack*!), yet he can build a remote vest-controlled animatronic robot, as seen in "Long Dag Night." Dag certainly qualifies.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Cargo Ship:invoked He fell in love with a fish hook.
  • Catchphrase: "That was nuts!" and, occasionally: "Me?! I.......YOU!!" when Norb blames him for something.
  • Characterization Marches On: Although he starts out as the more socially awkward beaver, Dag later develops a knack for befriending total strangers later on.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Flanderization: As the show progressed, Dag's intelligence seemed to do the opposite.
    • In the early episodes Dag's lack of intellect vented out in the form of him being a strutting buffoon who needed to relax more.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Norbert's responsible.
    • Inverted in Born to Be Beavers however. While Dag is focused on building a dam for the two to live in, Norb prefers to goof off and find a home without doing any actual work.
  • Genius Ditz: He has his moments, such as when he cured an incurable disease in "Stinky Toe".
  • Girls Have Cooties: Is grossed out about the prospect of having a girlfriend. This actually becomes a part of the plot in the episode "The Mighty Knothead." Weirdly enough, near the beginning of said episode, Dag seems a little smitten with the raccoons' leader. It's only after she declares he has to be her boyfriend that he freaks.
    • He also fell in love with a fish hook though that was portrayed as a girl
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's one of the protagonists, but that doesn't stop him from having a Hair-Trigger Temper and paranoia.
  • Good Parents: When he once thought a baby mongoose that had wandered into the dam was his child, Dag showed to actually be a pretty good caregiver. His one downside was blindly letting Norb look after "Gary" for a while, though this gets subverted when Norb is unable to get rid of the baby because he bonds with it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Many episodes seem to focus on his envy of Norbert when good things happen to the latter. Take the episode "Gift Hoarse", for example, when his jealousy over Norb getting a cooler Arbor Day gift than him drives the rest of the episode.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Like it says above, he's the angrier of the two.
  • Hates Baths: In "Kreature Komforts" Norb instantly convinces Dag to give up all their possessions and live like real beavers, simply by telling him he won't have to bathe anymore.
    • It's such a characteristic of him that when Norb sees him having been made to enjoy bathing by the obnoxious lumberjacks, Norb ''loses'' it.
  • Idiot Hero: Sure, he's a really good fellow, once you get to know him, but he doesn't have his mind on the ball.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not so bad on the inside despite his short temper.
  • Keet: He's full of energy.
  • Large Ham: Being subtle isn't his thing.
  • Let Me at Him!: What he does to his adversaries.
  • No Sympathy: Towards both Bing and the Bing Bunny when they realized nobody wanted to be their friends. It usually takes Norb forcing Dag to show some compassion.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Generally implied in some episodes, the fact of the matter is that there are some times when Dag's stupidity provides Karmic Protection over Norb's unprovoked Jerkass tendencies.
  • Parental Favoritism: His mom mentions that they like him more though his dad adds that it's usually when he and Norb are getting along. It's implied it's because Dag accepts his parents' quirks.
  • Perpetual Frowner: On most of the official artwork at least.
  • Properly Paranoid: In some episodes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Norbert's blue.
  • Super Strength: Yes, really. In one episode, his attempt to build a dam over the "Little Meanie" river saw him carry a tree the size of a mountain by himself. In another, he can be seen hauling huge piles of pipes, metal and wood that would ordinarily be too heavy for just one beaver to carry.
  • Unstoppable Rage: His Fatal Flaw.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Especially in the later episodes.
  • Verbal Tic: An "Eeeh" sort of sound.

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A tree stump with a carved-in face, and a close friend of the beavers.

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Voice Actor: Victor Wilson

An extremely annoying, fast-talking chamelecko.

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Voice Actor: Cynthia Mann

A once-hippie beaver girl that Norbert fell in love with after meeting at a concert.

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Barry Bear

Voice Actor: John Garry

Big Bunny

  • Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared before in "Long in the Teeth".
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He planted the threat letter in "My Bunnyguard" so Norbert and Daggett would hire him and he'd have someone to "bodyguard" and hang out with. When called out on it, he admits this is the reason.


A trucker shrew. Never seen without his oversized trucker hat and rarely seen without his truck.
  • Jerkass
  • Married to the Job: His job and his truck mean the world to him.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: You don't see shrews that much in cartoons.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Daggett. Sometimes to Norbert after what happened with Treeflower.
  • The Napoleon: He's tiny compared to the main characters and their friends, and has quite the attitude.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Treeflower briefly fell in love with him, although it was pretty clear he didn't feel quite the same way. He broke off their short-lived (as in day-old) relationship, which freed up Treeflower for Norb, but she friendzoned him.

Wolffe D. Wolf

  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Oh, yes. In his spare time, he wears a lime green and pink bathrobe, gold rimmed sunglasses with lavender lenses, and a white towel wrapped like a turban on his head while listening to music and putting red nail-polish on his hind claws.

Scientist #1 and Pete

Two bumbling scientists who constantly menace the beavers for various reasons (none of which make much sense).

  • Butt-Monkey: Both but especially Pete.
  • Catchphrase: Practically every episode they've appeared begins with:
    Scientist #1: We're scientists! See see, we've got white coats!
  • Evil Laugh: Scientist #1 breaks out into these at random intervals. Even if he's furiously swearing revenge, getting run down by racecars, or simply prattling away.
  • For Science!: The only reason they do anything.
  • Hollywood Science
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Whether or not they can be called scientists is questionable, but to Scientist #1, as long as they have a white coat, they are scientists. Unless it's green, then they're environmental scientists.
  • Mad Scientist: Emphasis on 'mad'.
  • Those Two Guys: They're not seen without each other.
  • Villain Ball: The only reason they're antagonists is because their truly bizarre schemes somehow involve hurting the beavers, their friends and/or their forest.
  • Villain Song: Mercilessly parodied in "Spooky Spoots". While Pete goes to work capturing the ghosts with some Magic Music (specifically The Hall Of The Mountain King), Scientist #1 tries to sing along. Tries.

Stacy and Chelsea

Voice Actresses: Stacy and Chelsea Schauer

Norb and Dag's younger sisters.

Tropes associated with Stacy and Chelsea:

  • Big Brother Worship: Their love for their older brothers is completely genuine and unwavering.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Both are pretty much female kid versions of Norb and Dag, but they get along much better.
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: The episode "House Sisters". Had it caught on, this would have resulted in a type of Spinoff Babies.
  • Verbal Tic: They share tics nearly identical to that of their brothers. Even their screams sound similar.

Laverta Lutz

The "Lady of Lanes" who serves as Dag's pseudo fairy godmother in some episodes. Known for having a very loud cough.

  • Beehive Hairdo: Shaped like a bowling pin.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets beaten up in most of her appearances, culminating in her getting run down on the street in "It's A Spootful Life" and undoing Dag's wish.
  • Fairy Godmother: To Dag.
  • Gonk
  • Literal Genie: In her second appearance, she grants Dag's wish to get the last word in by saying "it ain't over 'till the fat beaver sings," causing Dag to swell up into a morbidly obese beaver who belts out musical insults.
  • Running Gag: Her cough.
  • Satellite Character: She's only appeared in three episodes, all Dag-centric.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In "It's A Spootful Life" she'd be rather attractive if Dag was never born.

El Grapadora

A famous luchador that the beavers are fans of.

Oxnard Montalvo

A famous B-Movie actor that Norb and Dag are fans of.

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