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     The Cramps 


  • Abusive Parents: Mr and Mrs Cramp are not what you would call the world's best parents. They are often at odds with their sons and tend to neglect Lucien (though this usually due to their polarized views on nature and cleanliness causing a rift between them), an example being the episode where Wayne has a harp and they are constantly praising him while for the most part ignoring Lucien. Oddly enough, Lucien recognised what was happening but it's never brought up again and never dealt with.
    • Mrs Cramp has a habit of whipping up dangerous cleansers which she often tries to test on the children, one of them was powerful enough to burn through Lucien's sweater.

Lucien Cramp

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

The older of the titular twins and the nicer of the two, on top of being an "eco nerd". He'd like to have a regular pet but with his mom's Super OCD, he can't have one so he has a secret pet in the form a collection of worms.

  • Animal Lover: He loves all kinds of animals (except moths, because they eat clothes) and he's firmly against all kinds of maltratation against them.
  • Anti-Hero: Lucien's ends can be sometimes skewed by his self-righteousness or obsession with spiting his brother, but usually he's the most moralistic of the family.
  • Foil: To Wayne. In quite a few ways, Wayne tends to be a total Jerkass, while, with some moments here and there, Lucien tends to be the nicer and more moral of the two.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Lucien usually has no problem with seeing Wayne get punished whenever he feels that he deserves it but even he felt bad for Wayne when Brick (who is a worse bully than Wayne) picked on him.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: A more subtle case, but sometimes the scars from Wayne's constant bullying play into his zeal.
  • Insufferable Genius: He is a good deal smarter than most other residents of Soap City, but knows it all too well and can be rather obnoxious and self serving on occasion. It really backfired on him when he thought Mari's parents were behind a terrorist plot to sell glasses by causing carcrashers It was his own complaint after an embaressing afternoon that made everything that happened possible.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lucien isn't a saint like the majority of the cast but he's definitely a lot nicer than Wayne and is willing to help out others.
  • Only Sane Man: Lucien is pretty much this whenever Wayne causes a problem and nobody believes Lucien that Wayne did it.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: One of the things he enjoys is knitting.
  • Rightly Self-Righteous: Lucien always consider himself as the solution to almost every problem. Especially if said problem has to do with the wildlife.
  • Soapbox Sadie: At his worst. At one point, he attempts to make a convoluted deduction about a scam concerning neighbourhood fence positioning, only to find out it was in fact due to a previous Soapbox Sadie incident where he complained that their previous structure could trap kids heads.
  • Straw Vegetarian: Due to his love of the wildlife, Lucien is a vegetarian to the point he is willing to wear organic underwear.
  • Uncool Undies: In "Tattoo Boy", Lucien gets pantsed by Wayne, revealing his weird underwear choice (organic undies made out of hemp that he received through the mailbox without his mother knowing), which repulses Wayne. He also threatens Lucien to tell their mom about his choice of underwear if he tells the parents about Wayne's tattoos. At the end of the episode, she finds out by herself and has the expected reaction.

Wayne Cramp

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

The younger of the titular twins and a Jerkass

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has blue skin, in contrast to his normal-skinned brother.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He displays several traits of ADHD. Namely his hyperactivity. Then there's also his very obvious symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder aka sociopathy.
  • Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Wayne isn't completely bald (he has strains of hair on his head) but definitely less hair than his twin Lucien. However, he is very good at constructing things out of junk and his main hobby is bullying/torturing Lucien and other kids.
  • Berserk Button: Wayne has a lot but the ones that set him off the most is touching his junk and Lucien. Hell, he even has a Lucien picture with a cross mark on his door.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Even has a trademark "good boy voice" around his parents.
  • The Bully: Whoo boy is he ever. Partially anyone is a target of Wayne's bullying, ESPECIALLY Lucien.
  • Catchphrase: Wayne often says "Aces!" whenever something excites him and "Get bent!" toward others that annoy him.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: Wayne has a few strands of hair on his head, otherwise looking bald. However, he's still treated as if he has normal hair. In "Haircut Horrors", both he and Lucien need a haircut because their hair has grown too much, while in "Lice-ence to kill", he gets lice like the other kids and becomes completely bald after his mother kills the lice using an electric machine on his head.
  • Commonality Connection: He and Dirty Joe are both good friends due to their interest in junk.
  • Enfant Terrible: As stated above, Wayne's main hobby is bullying and torturing other children but Lucien especially.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In one episode, Tony's small bride-to-be is revealed to be a serial kidnapper who entraps other small husbands in a chest,which makes him disturbed by this revelation, even though he's bullied and tried to kill Tony on a few occasions.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish bully to Lucien's Responsible. If Lucien didn't watch after him, he'd go to school in his pajamas and a lot of his worst schemes happen when Lucien isn't there.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The only thing Wayne is good at besides bullying people (mainly Lucien) is building stuff out of junk.
  • Hellish Pupils: Wayne's eyes are pretty unique compared to everyone else's, as they have red lines around his pupils, probably as a way to show just how unhinged he is.
  • Jerkass: He is a bully who likes to pick on and torture other kids, especially Lucien.
  • Jerkass to One: Of the Crueler To One variety. He likes picking on and torturing other kids in general but the one he torments the most is Lucien.
  • Lack of Empathy: He really doesn't feel much for the other kids he torments, including Lucien.
  • Laughably Evil: Wayne may be a bully but some of the stuff he does to others is downright hilarious.
  • Lovable Rogue: During his better moments. Otherwise the "lovable" part varies.
  • The Nicknamer: He often gives insulting nicknames toward others he doesn't like. He has a LOT for Lucien but is partially fond of calling him "Girl Pants."
  • Pet the Dog: Once in a while, he will show some decency. He is also pretty good friends with Dirty Joe who is pretty much the only person Wayne treats well.
  • The Pig-Pen: Adores garbage, to his parents' ire.
  • Sweet Tooth/Trademark Favorite Food: Wayne LOVES sugar-related food and drinks and will only eat things loaded with sugar. In fact, if Wayne doesn't eat any sugar for awhile, he will get weak and start speaking gibberish.
  • Villain Protagonist: He's pretty much the secondary main protagonist behind Lucien but he is far from being a good guy.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In one episode a gang of girl bullies take advantage of this and gang up on him, knowing he won't fight back.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Wayne is terrified by most creatures of the swamp but frogs are the creatures that frighten him the most.

Dorothy Cramp

Voiced by: Nicole Oliver
The titular Twins mom who's obsessed with keeping everything clean
  • Anti-Hero: Like most of the cast. Her obsession of keeping everything clean has lead her to doing questionable things.
  • Berserk Button: Pretty much any dirt or mess of any sort is enough to set her off. To a lesser extent, Rodeo Rita. For example, in "Room Rage", she gets angry at her husband for still having a poster of Rodeo Rita, and later kicks the boys out of the house because they filled it with junk, dirt, and the aforementioned poster. Her mother is apparently allowed to insult her family and cooking though, they don't matter.
  • Depending on the Writer: Which of the twins does she favor?
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hair trigger temper and being neat freak aside, she does care about her kids and husband.
  • Mama Bear: She may be a Neat Freak but she will not tolerate anyone mistreating her sons. Ms. Hissy found this out the hard way.
  • Neat Freak: And how!
  • Parenting the Husband: She once grounded Mr. Cramp for accidentally spilling coffee.
  • Super OCD: With her hygiene obsession. In one episode, she creates a cleaning solution so acidic that it eats through Lucien's sweater and, in another, she kicks her family out of the house because of Wayne's junk, Lucien's mud, and Horace's Rodeo Rita picture after raiding their rooms and storage.

Horace Cramp

The titular twins dad
  • A Day in the Limelight: Any episode that deals with the rodeo or has a focus on it, expect Neville to be the main focus.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mr. Cramp is arguably the biggest one in the show as he is often taking abuse from everyone that knows him. This includes his wife, his sons (especially Wayne), his boss, and even his boss' daughter!
  • Henpecked Husband: While he's already meek and doesn't have too much of a backbone in general, he seems to be terrified of his wife, particularly when it has something to do with her Super OCD.
  • Middle Name Basis: Not really but in the episode "Home on the Range," Mr. Cramp revealed his middle name is Neville thinking that his boss, Mr. Winkle, was trying to refer to him by that name.
  • Nice Guy/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Out of the Cramp family members, Neville is definitely the nicest. However, there are times he has sided with Wayne and will often neglect Lucien.
  • Parental Favoritism: It's made pretty clear in a bunch of episodes that Mr. Cramp prefers Wayne over Lucien as Mr. Cramp will commonly go along with Wayne's plans or even pick up some of his habits (like being obsessed over a video game in one episode).
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: With Lucien. If he Lucien wasn't around, he'd forget where his clothes are.

Soapville Residents

    The Winkles 

Wendy Winkle

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Wendy Winkle has an attraction to bad boys. Wayne is her main subject of attraction, but in the episode "Cricket Slayer", she temporarily falls for Lucien when she sees his desire to crush everything in sight (which was due to Bungled Hypnotism). However, this might be played with as she's literally the only girl who isn't repulsed by Wayne, then again, she isn't much more pleasant a character than Wayne either.
  • Evil Is Petty: Incredibly vindictive in her materialism. Once stole a toy of Tony's sister's seemingly for the sake of having it. When capturing a (supposed) new species of animal from the swamp, she demanded her father drive it to extinction just so she'd have the only one.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She likes dolls and tea parties but she also likes doom buggies.
  • Jerkass: And that doesn't even begin to describe her.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In one episode, she takes one of Tony's toys out of spite, her own toys then begin to develop fungus.
  • Pet the Dog: But these moments are few and far between.

Walter Winkle

Wendy's dad
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Often rebrands failed products in order to make a quick buck.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He is formerly a swamp person (or heavily implied to be), an embarrassing secret his the Parsons are willing to blackmail with whenever he tries to screw them over.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a crooked businessman, he loves his daughter, Wendy and will do anything for her.
  • Jerkass: Especially how he treats Mr. Cramp.
  • Mean Boss: One wonders why Mr. Cramp never considered quitting.
  • No Product Safety Standards: He often rebrands products that were discontinued due to the damage they caused.
  • Pet the Dog: He dotes over Wendy endlessly.
  • Pushover Parent: Similar to Liane Cartman, he dotes on his daughter to compensate for his loneliness and doesn't want him to hate him, so he usually talks to other people when it comes to dealing with his problems with her.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Ironically, it's his daughter who abuses this more out of him.
  • Tyrannical Town Tycoon: Owns a corporation that makes numerous cleaning and beauty products (most of which don't work) to the point he seems to be the only authority in all of Soap City. To the point that he can seemingly create new laws on the fly and his company has its own police force which can be dispatched to confiscate children's toys, or even arrest people for not being obsessed with cleaning, and take them away to be 're-educated' in the ways of cleanliness.

Mrs Winkle

Wendy's seldom seen mom

     The Parsons 

Tony Parsons

Lucien's best friend who's a "swamp child". He knows a lot about the swamp people and their history.

Seth Parsons

Tony's dad

Lillian "Lilly" Parsons

Tony's mom

     The Phelps 

Mari Phelps

Lucien's other friend who's fostered by some odd family
  • Black Sheep: Of her foster family. Her foster family is happiness obsessed and she's more down to earth.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Tony are friends but they often argue a lot. Hell, during the ending credits, one of the images that is shown is Mari and Tony staring angrily at each other.

Mrs Phelps

Mari's foster mother who's really strict

Vinnie Phelps

Mari's foster dad and he used to be barber before he became the assistant pricipal.

     Soapville School 

Hilary Hissy

The oversized schoolteacher, who hates kids and her job, but is a friend of Dirty Joe
  • Child Hater: She isn't subtle about her contempt for children. A notable example happens when she narrates some footage about children working in the past, talking about the "good days" and trying to have the projector shut off before the film reveals itself to be a documentary about the horrors of child labor.
    • In "Mummy Mania" she temporarily fills in for Mrs. Cramp as Lucien and Wayne's mother, and is incredibly cruel and abusive to them. The culminates in her kicking the boys out of their own house and forcing them to sleep in a shed outside.
  • Hartman Hips: A very pear-shaped woman. Especially evident in the episode "Pantaloonacy" in which she is seen wearing tight yellow pants that show off her figure. note 
  • Jerkass: YES! Even WAYNE is a saint compared to her!
  • Pet the Dog: In a good mood. Shown when she actually treats Lucien better than most people.
  • Sadist Teacher: Comes with being a Child Hater.

School kids


An even worse bully than Wayne
  • Abusive Parents: His mom is mean and that's just saying the least. She pushes him around constantly.
  • Berserk Button: Brick appears to have a lot but he really seemed to got upset when Wayne called him a "bully."
  • Big Eater: Brick can really get food down really quick as shown during dinner time with the Cramps. He also mentions to Lucien that he and his dad used to eat nothing but five pound steaks.
  • The Bully: Worse then Wayne.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Brick is arguably the strongest character seen in the show (besides his older sister Lily and possibly his mother). The fact that the area shakes whenever he walks and that he can easily break tables just by pounding them is a testament to this.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: It really looked like Brick was going to hurt Wayne just for accidentally stepping on his shoelace.
  • Disappeared Dad: Brick mentions his dad a lot in the past tense either indicating his dad is away or is dead. Turns out later in the episode his dad is alive and well but is a total wimp. However, turns out that wasn't his dad but his stepdad and his real one is off building a skyscraper.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He doesn't take Lucien implying that his mom pushes him around well.
  • Evil Feels Good: After destroying Wayne and the other kids in a game of dodgeball, he laments on how he wishes his dad could see him now clearly enjoying bullying other kids.
  • Fastball Special: At one point during a game of dodgeball, he uses Wayne as the ball to throw at the kids.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Lucien invokes this on him during the episode by telling him that just because his mom pushes him about doesn't give him an excuse to push other people around.
  • Hypocritical Humor: As stated above, one of Brick's biggest Berserk Buttons is being called a "bully." However, considering he loves to push Wayne around and physically abuse him and other kids, it's very clear he's a bully especially since he enjoys what he does.
    • There's also the fact that he's frightened of women who are bigger than him in spite of the fact that he's not exactly normal sized himself.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Brick seemed really touched that Wayne wanted to be his friend. However, this most likely meant that Brick could find someone to bully on a daily basis, which he does.
  • Jerkass: To a point where even Wendy was disgusted by his behavior and attempts to prompt the other kids into attacking him.
  • Oblivious to His Own Description: As seen in Berserk Button and Hypocritical Humor, he doesn't like being called a bully in spite of the fact that he clearly is one.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Brick is terrified of women that are larger than him. This is because of his Big Sister Bully Lily.


A friend of Wendy's

     Soapville Junkyard 

Dirty Joe

Wayne's only and best friend. He's not really bright..
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episode, "Homeless Joe", features Dirty Joe's largest role in an episode to date.
  • Book Dumb: In "Miss Kissy", he asked Wayne how to spell "rusty" and "dusty". In the same episode, it turns out Miss Hissy still needs to tutor him.
  • Commonality Connection: He and Wayne are both good friends due to their interest in junk.
  • Cool Old Guy: Joe isn't that old but he's definitely one of the oldest characters in the series and he is definitely a pretty nice guy. When he temporary lived with the Cramps, he didn't want to help himself to their food and instead asked Wayne to get something for him. He was also willing to take a bath since he doesn't mind trying anything new. Also, he is one of few people that treat Wayne well and Wayne returns the favor.
  • The Faceless: Joe's face is never seen in the series. However, we do mostly see his lower body especially in the episode "Homeless Joe."
  • Friend to All Living Things: Thanks to Dirty Joe's disposition, animals all alike are attracted to him by the way he smells. However, Joe himself doesn't appear to like animals considering he swatted away a dog that was sniffing him and fled as soon as he heard of animals going after him.
  • Nice Guy: Dirty Joe is one of the few decent people (next to Tony, Mari and Joanne) in Soap City.
  • Only Friend: Joe himself has a lot of friends but Joe is the only person that Wayne treats well at every occasion.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Dirty Joe's real name is never revealed and only goes by that name for the reason below.
  • The Pig-Pen: There IS a reason why he is called "Dirty Joe." Especially the fact that he lives in the middle of a junkyard and hasn't showered a day in his life.


Rodeo Rita

  • Broken Pedestal: To Mr. Cramp after seeing her as a fraud for not being a true cowgirl.
  • Jerkass: Oh most definitely so. Don't let that nice girl act on the TV and radio fool you.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Rodeo Rita is a very nice person when she plays the role in front of kids. However, when she is not, she's one of the biggest jerks of the show.
  • Reality Ensues: She finds out immediately that being a big star doesn't make her exempt from buying things without paying for them.

Cougar Ron

  • Battlecry: Cougar Ron, before fighting an animal, lets out a roar that is the sound of a cougar.
  • Black Comedy Animal Cruelty: Cougar Ron makes a living by beating the tar out of animals. However, this is later Subverted as the animals aren't even real and are computer generated.
  • Catchphrase: "Beasts beware!" which is said at the beginning of his show and once later when he was about to hunt for the Colossal Swamp Squid.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Almost every animal that Cougar Ron is shown facing gets beaten pretty easily by him with only the Colossal Swamp Squid giving him some trouble. [[Subverted|Trope}} as the animals aren't even real.
  • Expy: Ron is definitely an expy of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter.
  • Jerkass: Of course. Cougar Ron took great pleasure in tormenting and humiliating Wayne who was obviously afraid of the swamp.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: This is a bit complicated. Cougar Ron has no problem assaulting (fake) animals but Wayne says he only does it to animals that are "really asking for it." The fact he doesn't actually hurt real animals and has a bunch of fans does fit into the "nice character" part. The "Mean Actor" part comes from how he treated Wayne during the episode.
  • The Reveal: That Cougar Ron doesn't fight real animals and that they are computer generated.
  • Show Within a Show: Cougar Ron is the host and star of his own show "Cougar Ron's Wild Wild Animal Show."

Agent X

  • Manipulative Bastard: He often uses manipulation to achieve his goals, such as when he gives Wayne candy in exchange for imformation on Mrs. Cramp.
  • Neat Freak: Much like Mrs. Cramp, he has an obsession with cleanliness, which is why Dorothy has a crush on him.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As is befitting a parody of suave secret agents, he always wears smart clothing.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He has a talent for vanishing in fast and silent ways, impossible for others to perform.
  • The Spook: His name, place of residence and who he works for, are all unknown.

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