Character page for Victor and Valentino.
Victor "Vic" Calavera
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has some pretty thick eyebrows.
- Book Dumb: He doesn't know how to spell well and is rather impulsive, but Valentino does credit him on being smarter than his appearance and behaviors would suggest when the situation demands it.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He's a jerk and wants to do whatever he wants without people telling him what to do, and like a little kid, he'll cry and moan if pushed too far.
- Childish Tooth Gap: Is missing his center front tooth.
- Everyone Has Standards: Victor is not above ribbing on Valentino or joining in on supernatural mischief. But as soon as someone or something threatens to legitimately hurt Val, expect Victor to back out.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish Sibling to Val's Responsible Sibling.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: Roughhousing and generally ribbing Valentino like most brothers? Victor has no problem with that. Anyone else threatens to hurt Val? That's crossing a line.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his mischievous nature and spats with Valentino, he is a good person who truly cares for him.
- I Call It "Vera": He has a special jawbreaker named Selena.
- Implausible Boarding Skills: Subverted; he's a formidable skateboarder but nowhere near the level of the kids at the hidden skatepark.
- Meaningful Name: "Calavera" means "skull" in Spanish, and a calaca is a skeleton figure used for the Day of the Dead. Both are very appropriate names for a character in a Mexico-based supernatural series.
- Noodle People: Disregarding the obvious weight gap between him and Valentino, Victor is generally a very skinny person.
- Not So Above It All: He frequently bursts into tears and cries aloud like a small child whenever things seem to have ended badly (usually due to his doing in the first place), like when he thought Val drowned or when Val was nearly killed by the Suerte characters.
- Overly Long Name: Victor Guadalupe Marine Laguna Calaca Calavera, as stated by Valentino in "Legend of the Hidden Skate Park".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Valentino's Blue even though between the two of them he wears the blue clothing.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Val's Sensitive Guy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: From what we've seen so far, jawbreakers.
- Vocal Dissonance: He looks like a preadolescent, but his voice sounds more like someone in their early twenties.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Seems to have a distaste for serpents going by the aftermath of Love At First Bite.
- Acrofatic: He's overweight but pretty nimble and quick when the situation calls for it.
- Big Eater: In "Chata's Quinta Quinceañera", he agrees to Vic's plan to try to attend two separate parties only when the latter tells him that he'll get to eat twice.
- The Collector: It also gets him in trouble in at least two separate occasions.
- Didn't Think This Through: While he is generally more on the ball than his brother, he also isn't afraid to use the town weirdness to his advantage (Case in point dressing his brother up as a goat to lure the chupacabra and takes picture as said creatures takes his brother away, good thing the chupacabra in this setting is a vegetarian).
- Eating Lunch Alone: Mentions this is how his meals in second grade were like.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible Sibling to Victor's Foolish Sibling.
- Heel Realization: Has one in 'Decoding Valentino' when he realize that he was acting so jealous of Isabella and wanting to be the smart one that he almost let her DIE FROM A SPIKE TRAP.
- Morality Pet: To Victor. Being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Victor is not above going along with any troublemaking or mischief the boys find. However, the second someone or something threatens Val, Vic drops everything to help his brother.
- Not So Above It All: Can get swept into using the magic surrounding the town to his advantage (Sometimes, without prompting from Vic).
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Victor's Red despite being the one wearing reddish-orange clothing.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Vic's Manly Man.
Citizens of Monte Macabre
Victor and Valentino's paternal grandmother.
- Ambiguously Human:
- Let's see, her emotions control the water during the summer solstice, her house seems to be alive, and oh yes, the pilot shows she might be a magical deity.
- Her favorite flower is the marigold, a symbol of the dead and the afterlife in Mexican culture.
- Ambiguous Situation: She's perhaps the only resident who doesn't ever seem to tell any of the supernatural events happening around her (more so because her grandsons are always the ones triggering said events). However, it's hard to tell if she knows but doesn't do anything about it.
- Animal Motifs: Often seen with a hummingbird.
- Berserk Button: Anything to do with her rival, Maria Teresa.
- Eyes Always Shut: 95 percent of the time; she can't see very well and uses a cane. As for the other 5 percent, see Nightmare Face.
- Mood-Swinger: Her mood can change from calm to angry and then back to calm again if Victor and Valentino are acting mischievous or fighting.
- Never Mess with Granny: Her angry Jump Scare outbursts make it sound like she's possessed.
- Nightmare Face: You wouldn't expect a sweet old granny like her to have one, but she's not afraid to use it.
- Voice of the Legion: Whenever she wants to intimidate Victor and Valentino, she makes a scary face and yells, her screaming having a slight echo.
- Weirdness Censor: If she's aware of any of the supernatural goings-on in Monte Macabre, she's never made that clear. Pretty impressive, considering that her house is apparently an Eldritch Location.
Pineapple's sister and Maria Theresa's granddaughter.
- Abhorrent Admirer: She clearly has this for Vic, but he only sees her as a rival.
- Bowties Are Cool: Wears a white bowtie.
- Childish Tooth Gap: Similar to Victor, she's missing center teeth on the top row.
- Creepy Child: She's very disturbing and mysterious at times.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Victor. They're each other's rivals and both have teeth missing in their top row.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish Sibling to Pineapple's Responsible Sibling, as she enjoys the town's supernatural aspects so much that her brother has to drag her away from the more dangerous ones.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Routinely enjoys the supernatural happenings of the show, even the ones that freak out Victor and Valentino.
- Perky Goth: Usually cheerful despite her interest in the macabre.
- Speech Impediment: She has a distinct lisp.
- The Rival: Zigzagged; the brothers see her as such, but she seems to have a crush on Victor and only uses the rivalry to get close to him.
Charlene's brother and Maria Theresa's grandson.
- Bedsheet Ghost: He wears a white bedsheet over his head with two eye holes cut out so that he can pretend to be the ghost of El Pintor.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible Sibling to Charlene's Foolish Sibling, as he tends to drag her away from dangerous situations that she'd rather stay for.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Works at the town Cat Cafe.
- Real Men Wear Pink: A hulking boy with a gravelly voice... who attends dance camp, plays piano, and freely comforts people when they feel bad.
- The Silent Bob: Is a boy of few words.
- The Rival: Is this along with Charlene to the titular protagonists.
- Ambiguously Human: She's married to an Aztec god and she has been shown to have access to (and knows how to use) various magical potions, as well as other cursed items. That said, she could just get these things from Tez.
- Cursed Item: For whatever reason, she has a lot of these. From lotions that can de-age and rapidly age people to items that can trap people in a "Groundhog Day" Loop, Vic and Val eventually realize to steer clear of her stuff by the end of Season 1. She's well aware of this and mentions in "Forever Ever" that the stuff in her attic is Tez's equipment for his magic acts, so take that as you will.
- Doting Grandparent: In contrast to Chata who raises her grandchildren with a firm hand, Maria Teresa spoils Charlene and Pineapple.
- Gonk: She's based on the stereotype of old women who try to look young by wearing obviously fake wigs and overdone makeup.
- Pet the Dog: She gave Victor and Valentino the antidote to her youth potion at the end of "Escape from Bebe Bay."
- Rich Bitch: In "Chata's Quinta Quinceañeta", Chata has María Teresa's crown confiscated, before she upstages Chata by wearing a better-looking gold crown. María Teresa takes a spare crown from her purse and puts it on her head.
- The Rival: Unlike their grandchildren, she and Chata have a bitter rivalry.
- Wicked Witch: Never explicitly called one, but she has access to various magic potions.
Don Julio Jalapeño
The owner of a store with vast knowledge of Mexican folklore and ancient mythology.
- Fat Idiot: Seems to be one with all his superstition.
- Ignored Expert: He may seem out of touch, but he turns out to be right about the superstition and myths that happen around Monte Macabre.
- Ironic Name: Don mainly sells jalapeños, but it turns out he can't handle spicy foods, having a Potty Emergency just from eating one.
- Likes Older Women: He seems to be attracted to Chata, who is an old lady.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: When turned into a baby, he seemed to mentally regress into one, despite Victor and Valentino somehow keeping their intellect.
- Overly Nervous Flop Sweat: Whenever he's around Chata, like in "The Babysitter".
Don Jalapeño's teenage daughter.
- Action Girl: See how she prevents Victor and Valentino from leaving their own house in "The Babysitter"?
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She doesn't really care much about the supernatural happenings in Monte Macabre.
- Ambiguously Gay: In "Band for Life", she constantly blushes at her friend Amabel's advances, and the ending of the episode shows the two of them holding hands, implying they've started a relationship, so the only ambiguity here is whether or not she also likes boys.
- Hartman Hips: She has shapely, well-curved hips.
- Hidden Depths: Likes to Salsa dance.
- Incompatible Orientation: Valentino lusts after hernote but she is a lesbian.
- Meaningful Name:
- Xochitl means "flower" in Nahuatl.
- Xochiquetzal is an Aztec goddess of fertility, beauty, female sexual power, pregnancy, childbirth, and feminine activities such as weaving and embroidery, as well as being the protector of young mothers.
- Cool Hat: He wears a World War I-style pickelhaube helmet with a spike on top.
- Creepy Child: Shows some elements of this. Such as referring to his mother as "Creator".
- The Eeyore: He has a rather gloomy personality.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Owns a white cat.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Easily one of the richer citizens of Monte Macabre going by his house in his birthday episode.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Is described as being a nice boy despite his quirky behaviors.
- Mystical White Hair: His locks are this shade.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He has a leather jacket decorated with "razzle dazzles" in his wardrobe. And he openly admits to preferring hugs to hi-fives or handshakes.
- Third-Person Person: He frequently speaks this way, saying "Guillermo" instead of "I".
- Brainy Baby: Is smart enough to know how to sell his chocolate bars.
- Meaningful Name: Is known as "CaCao" and carries a stash of chocolate bars.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Cacao likely is not this kid's birth name.
- Pokémon Speak: Only says their name. Turns out this is due to him being a baby as when Victor, Valentino, and Don Jalapeno were turned into babies they can hear him speak fluently.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate bars.
- Brainy Brunette: She investigates about bugs and likes to read so much that she doesn't pay attention to her surroundings.
Reynaldo and Reynalda
- BrotherSister Incest: Implied. They are always holding hands and openly affectionately with each other. They aren't romantic interest with anyone who are the same ages as them.
- BrotherSister Team: In "Churro Kings", they fight together in perfect sync when they fight against Victor and Valentino.
- Those Two Guys: They are never seen apart from each other and always seen together.
A friend of Chata.
- Ambiguously Human: While he's flying with the boys (who are wearing his headband), his shadow appears in the shape of a winged serpent...
- Cool Old Guy: He brings the boys on an adventure in his debut episode.
- Meaningful Name: His shadow being of a winged serpent while he's flying and his supposed nickname being Sal points to him being Quetzalcoatl.
A kind, fairly laid-back girl who is supportive of Val and hangs out with him and Vic occasionally.
Mictlantecuhtli "Mic" and Hunhau "Hun"
A pair of brothers, they are the keepers of the underworld.
The Aztec god of mischief, sealed away in a magical alebrije until it was accidentally broken by Valentino.
- Agent Peacock: He acts a bit sensual, which is likely a nod to him being the patron of uninhibited sexuality and male sexuality. He could also be gender changing in the various mythical stories.
- Faux Affably Evil: His initial friendliness with Victor and Valentino shows his true colors when he resorts to malicious pranks (even beyond Victor's standards) that could have hurt Valentino, and his attitude towards Victor is apathetic.
- Grammar Nazi: He corrects Victor's bad spelling and treats it as Serious Business, which turns out to be his downfall when he re-spells "Esdas etripado" to "¡estás atrapado!" and says it a third time, sending him back to his alebrije.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He gets very irritated with Victor's bad spelling, and Victor exploits this to make him say "¡estás atrapado!" for the third time.
- Jerkass: All he wants to do is prank people, no matter how much it may hurt them.
- Starter Villain: He's the first antagonist that the brothers face off against in the TV series, and gives them a taste of the strangeness of Monte Macabre.
- Those Wily Coyotes: He's a coyote and a god of mischief.
- The Trickster: A mischievous coyote spirit that liked to play pranks on the ancient Aztec gods.
The ghost of a football player trapped inside a mirror.
- Attention Whore: He is so self-absorbed that Val tricks him into possessing the ball saying that it doesn't matter if he is a great football player, everyone pays attention to the ball.
- Demonic Possession: He possesses Val to turn him into a great football player but also takes possession of his body giving him a monstrous appearance.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He is sealed in an obsidian mirror that connects to the underworld inside the closet of Charlene's room because her grandfather stored it in there.
The ghost of a painter who died of a broken heart.
- Dark and Troubled Past: In life, he was a painter who died of a broken heart after his love left him at the altar.
- Friend to All Children: Though he terrifies them at first, he turns kind when they agrees to spend the day with him.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Of a sort, he just wants someone to spend Dia De Los Amantes with him and is overjoyed when the Lonely Haunts Club agrees to visit him every year.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Likewise, his amante resembles Frida Khalo.
- Reality Warper: He can bring his paintings, and their contents, to life to affect the physical world.
A character from the game "Suerte." Like the other characters, he comes to life in order to find someone to take his place in the game.
- Giggling Villain: If he's not hamming it up, he's doing this.
- Graceful Loser: After Victor admits he cheated at the game, El Colorado lets off a Big "NO!", after which he happily bids Valentino farewell.
- Incoming Ham: When Valentino first sees him, he's outside giggling creepily and making hand gestures.
- Large Ham: "PEEK-A-BOO! I'm gonna find you!"
- Our Demons Are Different: One of his legs resembles a goat leg, and the other resembles a chicken leg.
- Prongs of Poseidon: He wields a trident, and he's not afraid to use it.
- Satanic Archetype: He's basically Satan in all but name.
- Whip It Good: He uses his tail as a lasso to grab Valentino.
- Would Hurt a Child: He clearly enjoys chasing Val, and specifically tries to trap him in the game because Victor wouldn't admit to cheating.
- You Will Not Evade Me: When he finally gets bored with chasing Valentino, he uses his tail as a lasso to catch him.
A legendary cryptid.
- Friend to All Living Things: Vic and Val are surprised to learn that Chupacabra would never harm or eat an animal, considering them his friends. He makes sculptures resembling animals, and even cuddles a rabbit, because he believes that animals have natural beauty.
- Terrible Artist: His sculptures are so bad people mistook them for the gruesome remains of his meals.
- Vegetarian Vampire: He doesn't like to eat animals, because he's a vegetarian.
A legendary owl monster who preys on crying children.
- Affably Evil: "Evil" is a stretch. While she does kidnap crying children, it's out of protective instinct rather than malice. Befitting her motherly nature, she's very kind and caring even if she insists on letting her "children" stay with her. And she's even willing to let them go once they've matured.
- Friend to All Children: Legend says she preys on crying children, when she actually adores children and is compelled to pamper and protect them by maternal instinct.
- I'm Taking Him Home With Me!: When she snatches up crying children, she's actually taking them to her nest to take care of them.
- My Beloved Smother: Downplayed. She's actually perfectly willing to let her "children" leave the nest if they "matured," but still expects them to constantly keep in touch. Mostly, it's the "children" taking advantage of her kindness.
Two mountain spirits that take the form of large dogs and appear to lost travelers.
Tropes that apply to both
StinkyAn evil Black Cadejo that leads lost travelers to their doom.
- Body Horror: Once its true identity is found out by Valentino, and Mr. Snuggles foils its attempts to kill Victor, he suddenly sheds most of his body's flesh and fur to reveal Dem Bones - while insects and an excess amount of maggots visibly fall from its body all over the place.
- Dark Is Evil: Has black fur and tries to kill lost travelers.
- Dem Bones: The lower half part of his body in his true form is just a skeleton.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes turn red when he hypnotizes people.
Mr.SnugglesA good White Cadejo that protects lost travelers from harm
- Adaptational Heroism: Sort of. Depending on the folklore either one of the cadejos (or both) can be the Evil Twin, some regions in particular using the white one's evilness as a lesson. Here, the more obvious arrangement was picked, which is true enough to a few parts of Mexico.
- Embarrassing Nick Name: He doesn't like being called Mr.Snuggles.
- Light Is Good: Has white fur and protects people from the Black Cadejo.
- Noble Wolf: He is sent to protect lost travelers from harm.
- Shock and Awe: Lightning often strikes when it is doing cool poses.
- Animalistic Abomination: It looks like a lizard, but it is actually the spawn of a primordial horror.
- Black Hole Belly: Once it starts growing it becomes endlessly hungry.
- Extra Mouths: Grown on its knees when it enlarges.
- Miracle-Gro Monster: Starts off the size of a small lizard but eating processed food makes it grow.
Maria Theresa's magician husband, who has finally returned to Monte Macabre after traveling the world. In truth, he is the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca.
- Ambiguously Human: He has magic powers and his face turns catlike during his Villain Song. He turns out to be an Aztec god.
- An Arm and a Leg: He claims to have lost his leg to one of his crocodiles, Guapo. Then he says that he lost it to a giant winged serpent... and neither of these explanations are exactly wrong (as far as we know, anyways).
- Animal Motifs: He is associated with cats, most notably his eyes getting cat-like when he's excited. Tezcatlipoca was associated with jaguars and even ended the first world by making jaguars rain on people.
- Big Bad: He has plans for Montemacabre...
- Collector of the Strange: He has a collection of mystical artifacts in Maria Teresa's attic, which she says he uses for his magic shows.
- Doting Grandparent: Averted. In his debut appearance, when he asks for two volunteers, he ignores Charlene and Pineapple asking to be chosen in favor of Victor and Valentino, much to the former two's envy. However, this was just so that he could get close enough to the brothers so that he could imprison them, so this may not have been a personal attack on his grandchildren.
- Early-Bird Cameo: A glyph of Tezcatlipoca is seen in the first episode's flashback, where he is Huehuecoyotl's prank victim and the one who imprisoned him in an alebrije.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's evil, but from what little we've seen so far though, he seems to love his wife. How much of it is an act is currently unknown. For the record, Tezcatlipoca really got around with noblewomen according to myth...
- Faux Affably Evil: He acts like a Cool Old Guy, but he wants to trap Victor and Valentino away in his mirrors for all eternity so that he can carry out his evil plans for Monte Macabre undeterred, all while keeping up an amicable facade.
- Foreshadowing: Tez's identity is easily given away if you know anything about Mesoamerican mythology.
- As other mythological characters in the show have had nicknames that shorten their name, Tez's namme is a dead giveaway if you know who Tezcatlipoca is.
- "The Smoking Mirror" is also the nickname of Tezcatlipoca.
- Tezcatlipoca is associated with obsidian (which was what Mayan mirrors were made of), the night, and sorcery. Sound familiar?
- He lost his foot to a crocodile or a winged feathered serpent... Tezcatlipoca lost his foot to his brother, Quetzalcoatl, who is a winged feathered serpent. On the other hand (pun unintended), alternative interpretations state that Cipactli ate his foot.
- His Animal Motif is cats and his face turns catlike when he has Vic and Val trapped in his temple. Tezcatlipoca can transform into a jaguar.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When his eyes turn into cat eyes.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: It isn't clear what his end goal is, but it requires getting Victor and Valentino out of his way and seems to involve setting a monster free.
- Jerkass God: He's Tezcatlipoca, who is considered by the Spanish to be evil. And so far, he's been Faux Affably Evil towards Vic and Val, ignored his grandchildren (although possibly unintentionally), and intends to set some sort of evil upon Monte Macabre.
- Magic Mirror: Charlene says she got the obsidian mirror she uses to contact the Underworld from him. He can also cast a spell to enchant someone's reflection to come alive and pull them into a mirror, trapping them.
- Meaningful Name: "Smoking mirror" is an appropriate name for a stage magician. It's also the nickname for Tezcatlipoca.
- Multiple-Choice Past: He claims that he lost his leg to a crocodile named Guapo during one of his acts, but then he later says that he lost it to a giant winged feathered serpent. He's technically not lying since it varies between interpretations, but only he knows what really happened.
- Riddle for the Ages: Implied. He's not consistent on whether or not he lost his leg to Guapo or a winged serpent, to line up with how these are different versions of the myth and he acts rather sly about which one is the truth, preventing us from ever learning what really happened.
- Technical Truth: He claims to Vic and Val that he lost his leg to a crocodile named Guapo, but then later states that he lost it to a giant winged feathered serpent. Val notices the inconsistency and takes it as evidence that Tez is lying about his magic. Tez is technically not lying, since it depends on which interpretation of his myth you're looking at; he either lost his leg to Cipactli or Quetzalcoatl, so either Tez forgot, is lying about which version is true, or is being coy about what really happened.
- Villain Song: "Tez Sez".
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him without bringing up that he's supernatural, much less that he's an ancient Mesoamerican god.
El Silbón (The whistler) is a legendary figure in Colombia and Venezuela, usually described as a lost soul. In this series he steal the bones of children via whistling