This is the character sheet for the Canadian animated series Wishfart.
The Main Trio
Our protagonist, an awkward but goodhearted teenager who also happens to be a proudly maverick leprechaun. Like all his kind, he possesses the ability to grant wishes by firing a rainbow from his finger. But no matter how much he tries to give others good wishes, any wishes granted by him go crazily wrong and it's up to him to set things right.
- Benevolent Genie: He really does want his wishes to do good for everybody, it's just that he's not a very good wish-granter.
- Blithe Spirit: He tries his best to encourage his fellow leprechauns to freely grant wishes to everyone instead of just hoarding their powers for themselves.
- Butt-Monkey: A lot of the more unfortunate or humiliating things in the show tend to happen to him more than it does to his friends, and not necessarily because of his wishes going wrong.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Due to the fact that he always feels responsible for his wishes going wrong, he always feels obliged to help those affected by them. "Why Don't We All Have Capes?" is a good example.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Tsuni, which leads to much eye-rolling from Puffin and Akiko.
- For Happiness: Even if he's not very good at doing it, Dez's big goal is to make as many people happy as possible with the wishes he grants, hence why he likes to share his wishes around with everyone instead of just hiding his powers away as Finnuala and Uncle Phil do.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He has a tendency to fall into this, such as when Tsuni went on a movie date with Neptune in In Your Face, Wishpower! and or when Uncle Phil began to steal his wish-granting spotlight in Classic Uncle Phil.
- Inept Mage: As stated before, he's a terrible wish-granter, and every wish he grants will go wrong. Unfortunately for everyone else, he's also the only leprechaun willing to share his wish-granting powers.
- Leprechaun: Although he doesn't look much like one, as he's meant to be a non-traditional leprechaun.
- Lovable Coward: He gets scared easily and by a lot of things but still proves to be a goodhearted person despite that.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Dez is very proud of how he acts very uncharacteristically for a leprechaun.
- Neat Freak: So much that he once had sleep troubles over not putting away a mustard-stained tray.
- Nice Guy: The friendliest of the main trio, always with good intentions and a bright outlook on life.
- Noodle People: He's got a pretty lanky appearance.
- Only Sane Man: Curiously, Dez is this between his friends, Puffin and Akiko, who often tend to exploit his powers for selfish purposes, to his frequent exasperation.
- Power Incontinence: The reason why the wishes he grants always go wrong, as Finnuala found out when they accidentally switched wishing rainbows in "Strangely Perfect".Finnuala: Does Dez have any control over this thing?!
Akiko: (laughs) Goodness, no.
- Redhead In Green: He wears a green t-shirt to go with his red hair.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Despite the fact he deals with the disastrous consequences of his wishes on a near-regular basis, he's quite awkward in more ordinary situations, especially when it comes to impressing his crush Tsuni.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Akiko describes him as seeing the best in people to the point of naivety. It's well demonstrated with his attempts to find the goodness in the hearts of the King of the Underworld in "Let's Ditch Dorkus", Leslie in "Million Mo' Wishes", and Uncle Phil in "Classic Uncle Phil".
- Youthful Freckles: He has a few of these.
One of Dez's two best friends, a talking puffin who shares Dez's apartment home. He was once an ordinary puffin until Dez gave him sapience with his wish-granting powers. Although he's obsessed with food, wealth, fame, power, avoiding work, taking shortcuts, and having everyone pay attention to him, he values his friends even more than any of that.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Puffin is a puffin.
- Attention Whore: He's obsessed with having people listen to him and notice what he's doing.
- Big Eater: So much that he once wished to be able to eat forever.
- Catchphrase: Often uses "Oh nanny!" when unpleasantly surprised.
- Collector of the Strange: He collects potato chip bags.
- Extreme Omnivore: Sometimes. He has voiced no objections to eating things like cannonballs (although he insists he only eats them with ketchup).
- Feather Fingers: As with most cartoon birds.
- Fluent In Gibberish: He can speak Kraken.
- Idiot Hair: Or rather, Idiot Feathers. He has a small cowlick he can never get rid of.
- It's All About Me: He's been described as a complete egomaniac, and it shows.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being greedy, egocentric, and slothful, he has demonstrated that he really does value his friendship with Dez and Akiko more than anything else.
- Lazy Bum: His idea of work is having someone else do it while he relaxes.
- Mr. Vice Guy: He may be lazy, gluttonous, and selfish, but he would never put his friendship with Dez and Akiko over anything else.
- Sapient Pet: He claims to be this to Dez in order to get easy discounts on purchases. Dez doesn't like it.
- Seldom-Seen Species: There aren't too many other cartoon puffins out there.
- The Slacker: He gets Dez to do virtually everything for him from updating his blog to cooking him dinner.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He loves having the spotlight on him at all times.
- Toothy Bird: Whenever he smiles, he's drawn with teeth.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Potato chips. He's also fond of sardines, given that he's a seabird, as well as sardine-shaped pancakes.
- Uplifted Animal: He got his intelligence from a wish from Dez changed him. He fiercely values his newfound sapience.
The other one of Dez's best friends, the ghost of a Japanese teenage girl who died nearly a thousand years ago of the plague. She haunts Dez's apartment and hangs out with him, bringing along her spooky powers, gloomy and sarcastic attitude, mischievous tendencies, and surprising wisdom and loyalty. Dez and Puffin often call her "Keeks" for short.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Keeks" is what her friends Dez and Puffin occasionally call her.
- Brutal Honesty: Due to her snarky, gloomy attitude, Akiko has a penchant for this. She insists that she's "just direct".
- Competition Freak: She gets rather "in-your-face" at times when it comes to playing games, but she plays only for the spirit of competition, never for the recognition.
- Cute Ghost Girl: She's certainly not as terrifying as your typical dark-haired Japanese ghost girl.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's usually the first of the main trio to make a sarcastic or cynical remark about someone else's actions or behavior.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Dark hair, deathly white skin, and a gloomy, snarky attitude.
- Exposition of Immortality: She claims to be 896 in "It's Cake Time, Bro", has mentioned a few times of having met Genghis Khan, and tends to recount weird historical tidbits.
- Fog Feet: Her lower body trails off into ethereal mist.
- Friendly Ghost: She's generally a pretty nice person to hang around with, despite her gloomy, snarky tendencies.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Peppers her speech with one-word Japanese phrases every now and then. Justified since she's from ancient Japan and has been around for centuries.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like Puffin, she may frequently abuse Dez's wish-granting powers, but she's still a loyal friend to him when it matters most.
- Mind over Matter: Has poltergeist-like telekinetic powers.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Not to the same extent as Dez, but Akiko prefers not to be pigeonholed into doing stereotypical ghost things, like haunting houses for the sake of it.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's nearly a thousand years old.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Definitely modeled with them in mind, given her pale skin, long raven-colored hair, haunting abilities, and Japanese heritage.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: She's shown to have this relationship with her parents in "And They Ate the Goldfish".
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Although physically a mere teenager, she's often shown herself to be surprisingly insightful in certain situations.
A blue-haired, brown-skinned mermaid whom Dez has a massive crush on. She's an friendly and easygoing girl who rides a skateboard wherever she goes for terrestrial locomotion and works at the local comic book shop.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She doesn't seem to notice Dez's gigantic and very obvious crush on her, even paying no particular attention to a shrine of her in his subconscious. She just sees Dez as a friend.
- Ambiguously Brown: Which is made more ambiguous by the fact that she's a mermaid, not a human.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Tsuni's generally a laidback kind of girl, but she is very capable of being a badass when she has to fight, say, the Kraken.
- Catchphrase: Always says "Hey, guys!" when Dez and his friends encounter her. Dez even lampshades it once.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's certainly pretty enough for Dez to develop a huge crush on her.
- Dreadful Musician: Her singing is so horrible that it awakens the Kraken.
- Drives Like Crazy: Due to the fact that she doesn't have feet.
- Girl Next Door: Her chill and approachable personality makes her one to Dez.
- Nice Girl: She's very laidback, kindhearted towards everyone, and rarely ever gets angry.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: She can breathe both air and water, but can only move on land via her skateboard. Also her singing awakens the Kraken.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has ocean-blue hair.
A magical anthropomorphic feline who owns a Chinese noodle soup shop that Dez, his friends, and many other characters hang out at. He is immensely wise and learned, making him pretty much the go-to guy whenever Dez and his friends need advice.
- Almighty Janitor: A humble restaurant owner who also happens to be among the most powerful magical beings in the city.
- Badass Baritone: he speaks in a deep voice befitting his great magic and wisdom.
- The Bartender: While he really runs a noodle shop, he fill a similar role.
- Cats Are Magic: Everyone on the show is magical in some way, but he's got the greatest magic of them all.
- The Comically Serious: He has his moments.
- The Confidant: He likes to let his customers talk about their problems over their noodle soups to help them feel better.
- Deadpan Snarker: He gets pretty exasperated with having to put up with the consequences of Dez and his friends' wishes."I don't know why I just don't ban you kids..."
- Lotus Position: as pictured above, he often makes this position when he's levitating.
- Magic Mirror: His mouth functions like one.
- Maneki Neko: Word of God describes him as being inspired by these, hence the Asian aesthetics to his restaurant and mentor role.
- Mentor Archetype: He frequently dispenses various kinds of knowledge and wisdom to Dez and his friends, as well as the other denizens of the city.
- The Omniscient: Which is why he's often the first person Dez and his friends run to when they need help with another wish gone wrong.
- Power Floats: He's perfectly capable of walking around normally, but often floats in midair.
- The Stoic: Rarely expresses any outbursts of emotion. When he does, you know there's big trouble.
- Supreme Chef: His soups are legendary in the city for being the perfect antidote for a crummy day.
A giant terrifying demon and the ruler of the Underworld, where all ghosts and demons dwell. He semi-regularly antagonizes Dez and his friends, using his terrible powers and general unpleasantness to ruin their day.
- Badass Cape: Frequently wears a large purple cape.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Possesses one of the malevolent variety.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: Comes from one, with pretty much all of them conspiring to seize his rulership for themselves.
- Card-Carrying Villain: As he proudly declares himself: "I'm a demon's demon!"
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: A giant angry demon and the ruler of the Underworld.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His real name is Barry, but only his family ever calls him that.
- Freudian Excuse: He lives in constant fear of one of his many siblings overthrowing him, which serves as a justification for his unpleasant personality.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets mad pretty easily, although the family he has to put up with makes that somewhat understandable.
- High Collar of Doom: Has one on his outfit.
- Jerkass: He's a selfish and foul-tempered bully all the way.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: As shown in the episode "Let's Ditch Dorkus", when he befriends the main trio, Dez is convinced that there might be some good in him and hopes their influence can make him a better person but eventually realizes that his influence is making them worse people and he's rotten to the core. The King of the Underworld even laughs at Dez when Dez tells him he was hoping he wasn't such a bad guy.
- Our Demons Are Different: There are several background demons in the show, but the King of the Underworld looks rather different from them.
- Playing with Fire: Sometimes shows off his fire powers when he gets mad.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Has shades of this, such as throwing tantrums when he loses at his favorite games.
- Shoulders of Doom: Wears huge spiked pauldrons.
- Tom the Dark Lord: His real name is Barry.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He pretty much always has his chest and stomach exposed.
Dez's respective father and mother, who are also leprechauns. They're very nice people, even if they sometimes get on Dez's nerves. But as leprechauns, they're usually hiding away to avoid having to grant wishes.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Both of them really, but Emer is even more embarrassing than Clooney.
- Doting Parent: They adore their son and award him for nearly every little thing he does from wearing his shirt the right way to brushing his teeth.
- Leprechaun: Like their son obviously, although the only giveaways are their pointy ears and Irish accents.
- Pointy Ears: Clooney visibly has these, although Emer's case is a little unclear since their covered by her hair.
- Redhead In Green: Both of them wear green clothing and have red hair, though Cloony also sports a red beard.
Dez's uncle and Emer's brother, who lives in a storage facility to hide from everyone. He is a bitter and greedy old man whose pessimistic and misanthropic attitude means that not even his own family is willing to spend long periods of time around him.
- The Eeyore: He's miserable to the point of contagiousness.
- Evil Uncle: Not so much evil, as just really, really unpleasant, but still not a fun guy to hang around.
- The Fair Folk: The creators describe him as a modernized take on the trope, with his unpleasant personality, general misanthropy, and reclusiveness reflecting this.
- Foil: Uncle Phil represents everything that Dez doesn't want to be as a leprechaun. Whereas Dez is a friendly, optimistic, and considerate kid who freely shares his wish-granting power with everyone in hopes of doing good, Uncle Phil is a hateful and miserly Grumpy Old Man who refuses to grant wishes for anyone and believes the world is better off without happiness and smiles.
- Greed: He's extremely selfish and stingy, taking great pride in his leprechaun greed.
- Grumpy Old Man: He hates everyone and everything.
- Jerkass: He hates virtually everyone and everything and loves to bring people down with his depressing stories. It's no wonder that even his own family only reluctantly accepts him.
- Leprechaun: Obviously. The creators describe him as a modern, city-dwelling version of the less friendly, more reclusive leprechauns in Irish folklore.
- The Nose Knows: He can sniff out gold with pinpoint accuracy.
- Perpetual Frowner: Due to the fact that he's never in a good mood.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Emer says that Uncle Phil used to be a lot like Dez, but became the selfish and miserly hoarder he is today as a result of being too scared to grant a wish for his crush.
A female leprechaun of the same age as Dez. She is a leprechaun enforcer working at a leprechaun reprogramming facility run by her father Malachy, meaning it's her job to ensure other leprechauns are acting as they traditionally (read: stereotypically) should. She hates Dez and his unorthodox ways, but the feelings of antagonism are mutual.
- Always Someone Better: Unlike Dez, any wishes that she grants are completely flawless, and she can unwish her wishes. However, she's not willing to share her wishing power.
- By-the-Book Cop: She rigorously enforces the laws of leprechaun behavior and wish-granting, while following them very closely as well.
- Drives Like Crazy: With her police car. She even once drove it through several floors of Dez' apartment!
- Leprechaun: She's not quite as stereotypical as her father, but still more recognizable as a leprechaun than Dez and his family.
- Foil: Finnuala is the antithesis to Dez when it comes to how leprechauns should act. Finnuala lives and breathes on leprechaun stereotypes to the point where enforcing them is part of her job, while Dez flaunts how non-traditional and un-leprechaun-like he is with immense pride. Finnuala adheres to the rules and regulations of leprechaun wish-granting like not giving wishes to others unless captured, while Dez doesn't care in the slightest about them and grants wishes willy-nilly. Finally, Dez is an incompetent wish-granter whose magic always goes awry, while Finnuala's wishes are always perfect.
- Officer O'Hara: She's a leprechaun and a law enforcer, so it was sorta a given she'd be such.
- Pointy Ears: She's got a large pair.
- Redhead In Green: She's got long, wavy red hair to go with her green getup, including a leprechaun hat.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: Dez can't stand her because she actively enforces leprechauns to be stereotypical, but Finnuala hates Dez for not being stereotypical.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears shorts that show off a lot of her legs.
- Youthful Freckles: Possesses some like those of Dez.
The God of the Sea himself, with absolute authority over all merpeople and sealife. A literal take on "Broseidon, Lord of the Brocean", he's a classic surfer-dude who loves himself more than anything else in the world.
- It's All About Me: He can't help but constantly admire himself.
- Lord of the Ocean: He is Neptune, God of the Sea. All creatures of the sea must obey his every decree, no matter how minute. Even something as simple as permission to use the bathroom.
- Nice Guy: Despite his ego, he's generally shown to be pretty easygoing and is usually on good terms with the rest of the cast.
- Surfer Dude: Talks, acts, and looks the part.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He only ever wears his crown and a pair of swimming trunks so he can show off his perfectly sculpted body.
A bratty and obnoxious wizard boy who wears a red cape and bandanna patterned with stars. Selfish and whiny, he frequently annoys Dez, his friends, and nearly everyone else with his needy personality and magical mischief.
- Bratty Half-Pint: As he proudly states, he's always been annoying and selfish, and he's not going to change his attitude any time soon.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: It's heavily implied that this is the case. It's just that his unpleasant personality makes it difficult for him to make any.
- Jerkass: He even had to wish to be nice just to solve his problems in "Million Mo' Wishes".
Your classic wicked witch, complete with green skin, a pointy hat, and all manner of evil curses and hexes. However, she cannot stand it when people make assumptions about her based on witch stereotypes - she follows them ironically.
The self-declared king of all gum. He is a creature composed entirely out of chewing gum who came to be as a result of a wish Akiko made from Dez. He is Akiko's archenemy, but when not antagonizing her, he works various odd jobs.
- Achilles' Heel: Anything made of ice can hurt him, as ice is the only thing that doesn't get stuck to him.
- Arch-Enemy: To Akiko, although he only appears a handful of times.
- Butt-Monkey: The only person who treats him with any modicum of seriousness is Akiko. Everyone else just tramples on him.
- Create Your Own Villain: Akiko accidentally created him when she wished from Dez to be rid of a wad of gum stuck in her hair, only for said gum to come to life as the Gum King.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Revealed to be this in "Strangely Perfect". While he does antagonize Akiko on occasion, he really spends his days working as a gum remover (so he can be with his subjects), retrieving lost items, and hosting kids' birthday parties.
- Sticky Situation: Since the Gum King is made of gum, he's the only thing Akiko can get stuck to.
- Suddenly Voiced: In his first appearance, he is just a snarling beast, but by his second appearance he has inexplicably gained a refined and aristocratic voice.