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If you want an overview of all the characters from Monster High, then you are in the right place. On this page, we are going to go over all the main Monster High characters, plus some of the fringe characters. We may even have some that you have not previously heard of. If you are a fan of Monster High, or maybe you are just getting into it, then this page will give you a rundown of all the characters you are likely to encounter.
Monster High is a line of dolls created by Mattel. They were first released back in 2010, and since their introduction, they have become hugely popular. We now have games, TV shows and a whole host of merchandise based on the theme. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, the dolls are basically designed to be children of well-known monsters. So, as an example, you have Draculaura who is, of course, the daughter of Dracula.
When the line of dolls first came out, there were a few main characters that we were introduced to; since then, many more have been introduced, and now there is a very long list of monsters involved. Let’s take a look at them.
The Main Monster High Characters - The Ghouls
Frankie Stein - The main character that we were first introduced to. As you would guess Frankie Stein is the daughter of Frankenstein’s monster. She was the new girl at school in the first of the cartoon episodes and the story started off revolving around her. Her appearance is as you would expect, she has two bolts on her neck, several patches where she looks sown together and she also has striking black and white hair. Her main issue is that she often gives of electric charges. In the first episode she was in she made the mistake of jumping into the school swimming pool and giving all the students a nasty shock.
Of all the dolls she is without a doubt one of the most popular and there have been a few different versions of Frankie Stein that Mattel have brought out. Possibly the best one was Ghouls Rule version which has her dressed in a stunning party dress with an impressive looking hair style. The Basic Frankie doll is also a very popular one that people often like to collect. In 2013 a new Frankie party doll was brought out as part of the Thirteen Wishes range and this also looks like being a very stylish doll.
Frankie does not have a boyfriend although she did create one for herself in one of the episodes, this sown together creation then came to life and became the character Hoodude Voodoo. After creating him however, Frankie decided she didn't need a boyfriend to fit in after all, this of course upset Hoodude who still has a massive crush on her.
Cleo De Nile
Cleo De Nile - Cleo is the daughter of a Mummy and is extremely old, almost six thousand years in fact! She has quite a forceful personality and can be quite haughty a lot of the time. She is dating Deuce Gordon and she likes to think she is the most popular girl in the school. Cleo often uses one of the other ghouls, Ghoulia Yelps as her personal assistant and often seems to take advantage of others. In early shows this ghoul didn’t really get on with anyone, but as the shows progressed she seems to have mellowed a little bit. Her appearance is aimed to look like an Egyptian Queen and she also has bandages hanging off her to represent her Mummy parents.
Cleo has a snake as her pet and he is named Hissette. He can also be quite touchy and short tempered at times. Cleo has an older sister called Nefera who often features in the show. There have been lots of doll versions of Cleo and some of these were really nicely done. Again one of the most popular version brought out has been the Ghouls Rule line as Cleo is wearing a nice ball dress and looks really good. You can actually pick up Cleo and Deuce Gordon is a twin pack so this is a good way to get both dolls at the same time. One of the latest versions of the doll comes in a play set from the Thirteen Wishes range.
Draculaura - As we mentioned earlier Draculaura is the daughter of Dracula himself. She is well over a thousand years old and is one of Frankie Stein's best friends. The funny thing about this character is that she is actually a vegetarian and the thought of blood makes her feel faint. Of all the ghouls at Monster High she is one of the most likeable, she is very sweet and can be quite entertaining. She also has a pet bat named Count Fabulous who she calls her BFF or Bat Friend Forever. Draculaura tend to dress in bright pink and is one of the more fashionable ghouls who attend the school. Mattel have also brought out a few versions of this doll and girls seem to love dressing her up in lots of different outfits.
So some of the dolls we have seen include the basic one which was the first release as again is now quite collectible. There was also a dead tired doll which came with a coffin like bed for her character to sleep in. The Gloom Beach doll was a popular one which saw Draculaura in her beach gear. Next up was Dawn Of The Dance and here we got a nice version with a pretty little dance dress outfit. More recently there was the Skull shores doll and then probably the most impressive of all the releases the Ghouls Rule version which gave us Draculaura in a stunning ball gown. This ghoul also has lots of her very own accessories ranging from hand bags to an actual Roadster designed just for her.
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Clawdeen Wolf - A pretty obvious one this, Clawdeen is the daughter of a Werewolf. She is seen to be the most stylish ghoul at school and lots of the other students at Monster High do indeed look up to her and try to imitate her to some extent. Her appearance is instantly recognisable, she has flowing dark hair, usually wears something purple and supports big platform shoes. She also has an older brother cleverly names Clawd and then a younger sister called Howleen who she does not usually get on very well with. For her pet she has Cresent who is a kitten that follows her around and is very soft and cuddly.
When it comes to Clawdeen Wolf dolls there have been plenty of them. The first release was way back in October 2010, this classic version came with diary, stand and hair brush. The second doll was from Dawn of the Dance and saw Clawdeen with bright green hair, something quite surprising when it first came out. Next came Gloom Beach and then Dead Tired which featured a brilliant bed for her to sleep in. Around mid 2011 we got the Schools Out line which featured yet another version of Clawdeen and then we saw her again in the Sweet 1600 theme. Moving into 2012 we got a Campus Stroll doll, one from Ghouls Rule and then most recently the brilliantly done Scarily Ever After which saw her dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood. Chances are we will see even more new versions coming out in the near future.
Lagoona Blue - This one is the daughter of the creature from the Black Lagoon. Lagoona Blue is seen as one of the most friendly ghouls at school and she is always ready to help anyone who needs her. She is a blonde who looks like she has spent much of her life living in the sea, which of course she probably has. She carries round her little pet piranha in a little fish bowl which looks like a kind of purse. She tells people she was transferred from ‘down under’ and she does indeed have an Australian accent when she talks. Lagoona is also dating Gillington Webber and she was one of the first dolls released by Mattel back in 2010.
As you would expect with Lagoona being a very popular character there have been plenty of different doll versions of her. The first came out back in July 2010 and was classed as a basic doll, this one came with a diary and sold very well. The came the Dawn of the Dance doll which had her in a lovely ball gown. The Dead Tired version was interesting as it came with a tank for the doll to sleep underwater in. There have also been dolls in the Classroom line, Schools Out, Skull Shores, Dot Dead Gorgeous and Roller Maze.
Another edition of the doll is the Lagoona Blue Dance Class doll where she is performing classic Ballet, she comes in a nice outfit with her ballet shoes at the ready. New in 2013 was the Thirteen Wishes line which also introduces two new characters, plus there is also a brand new Lagoona doll. Chances are Mattel will keep releasing more dolls of this character as she is always very popular.
Ghoulia Yelps - Ghoulia is the smartest of all who attend Monster High. She is the daughter of a zombie couple and hence can not actually produce any humans sounds, only mumbles and moans. She is friends with Cleo De Nile although Cleo seems to see her as more of a slave at times. She has her very own pet owl who is called Sir Hoots A Lot who is also very clever. Her appearance is very recognisable, she has striking blue hair and funky glasses. There are quite a few dolls based on Ghoulia and she seems to be very popular with little girls.
It will come as no surprise to you to learn that there have been a fair few Ghoulia dolls released over the years. The first one came out way back in October 2010, this was from one of the first basic lines of toys. Next came the Dawn Of The Dance doll which saw Ghoulia in a red dress with stunning hair. Over the summer of 2011 there was a Dead Tired doll brought out and this one was quite popular. There was also a Classroom version released in 2011. In October of 2011 there was a Skull Shores line released and once again Ghoulia was one of the dolls featured. An unusual doll was the Roller Maze doll that came out in June 2012, this seemed to be very popular over the summer months. Then of course there is the City Of Frights release which is one of the largest lines of dolls that Monster High have brought out for a good long while.
Abbey Bominable - A character based on the Yeti also known as the Abominable Snowman. Abbey is seen as the strongest of the ghouls and all the others respect her, although she can sometimes be a little too short tempered. She wears impressive looking snow boots and looks to have an icy chill about her. Abbey also has a pet baby mammoth who is called Shiver and can often been seen with this. The first time Abbey Bominable appeared in doll form was halfway through 2011 so a little later than most of the other main characters, but now she is well and truly one of the most popular characters at Monster High.
As for the dolls based on Abbey there are again plenty to choose from. The first one that came out was back in July 2011 and this was part of the Schools Out series. This one featured a nice example of the doll and had Abbey wearing her famous snow boots. There were also dolls in the Skull Shores line, Dead Tired, Picture Day and Ghouls Rule which featured Abbey in an impressive looking dress. We expect to see more new dolls of Abbey Bominable brought out in the not to distant future.
These are really the core of the monsters at the school, known as the Ghouls these characters are the ones that Mattel really seem to concentrate on when bringing out dolls. There are other though, so let's take a look at a few more.
Spectra Vondergeist - As you may have worked out from the name, Spectra is a daughter of ghost parents. She haunts the hall ways looking for gossip and a tale to tell. She has a diary that she can often be seen writing in and she also writes for the school blog, she’s is always in the hunt for the latest bit of juicy gossip. She also has a pet ferret named Rhuen. She has the ability to float around and go through walls which can be very handy for her. In case you are wondering where the name Spectra comes from it is taken from spectre which means a ghostly appearance.
There have been a few Spectra dolls that have come out over the years. The first one came out in the summer of 2011 and featured in the Schools Out line. Since then we have also seen the Dot Dead Gorgeous doll which featured the character in an elegant gown, there has also been the basic doll which came with her pet Ferret and more recently the Ghoul's Alive version of the doll was brought out. Although Spectra is not one of the most popular characters there are still some nice examples of dolls based on her.
Some More Popular Characters
Deuce Gorgon - The first male we take a look at then is Deuce Gorgon, he is dating Cleo and is the son of Medusa. He wears sunglasses as one look into his eyes turns anyone into stone.
Gillington Gil Webber - Gil is dating Lagoona Blue and he is the son of a river monster. He walks round with a tank full of water on his head.
Jackson Jekyll - One of the more recent characters, Jackson is the son of Mr Jekyll although as he has a split personality he doesn’t realise he is actually a monster.
Holt Hyde - The alter ego of Jackson Jekyll, his father is Hyde as in Jekyll and Hyde. He is a DJ and is blue in appearance.
Moe Deadovitch ‘Slow-Moe’ - This character is another zombie, and he is the one that Ghoulia has a massive crush on.
Operetta - The daughter of the phantom of the opera and not surprisingly she has a love of music. Her father is actually the music teacher at the school. She has been more prolific in recent years and we now see a lot more of Operetta than we used to.
Toralie Stripe - This is a lesser known character who is the daughter of a werecat. She has two dolls that are now out including one recently brought out from the Power Ghouls line where Toralei dresses up as Cat Woman or as she is known in this series, Cat Astrophe.
Clawd Wolf - The older brother of Clawdeen and an athletic monster who is on the football and basket (or casketball as it is known) teams.
Purrsephone and Meowlody - These are a pair of Werecat twins who were originally found on the feat leading squad. You can get dolls of the two of them together and again these are now seen as quite collectable.
Howleen Wolf - The younger sister of Clawdeen although she does not get on very well with her most of the time. There are a few dolls of Howleen that have now been released since Howleen was first introduced to the show. The newest of these was part of the Thirteen Wishes range.
Robecca Steam - Quite a new character introduced in the summer of 2012, Robecca is a robot and does not really have parents, she was created by a mad scientist. A new Robecca Steam doll was released in the summer of 2012 and this is now very collectable.
Hoodude Voodoo - Another more recent addition to Monster High is Hoodude Voodoo. He is the creation of Frankie and was made to be her boyfriend. He looks like a rag doll and there is actually a doll of him out although it can be tricky to get hold of as it was a limited release.
Rochelle Goyle - The daughter of a gargoyle Rochelle is from Scaris France. She was actually the star of the TV special 'Scaris City Of Frights'. The doll from this range of Rochelle sees her with a little suitcase which she wheels around after her.
Scarah Screams - Another new character for 2012 Scarah won a vote at Comic Con 2011 and due to this Mattel released a doll based on her and wrote her into the Monster High story.
Wydowna Spider - Another very new character, this ghoul is the daughter of a spider and comes with lots of legs! Her doll was previewed at Comic Con 2012. The Wydown Spider Daughter Of Arachne is a very spectacular looking character and we are very excited for the release of her doll.
Teachers and Staff at Monster High
Monster High Headmistress
Along with the vast list of students there is also a long list of teachers who work at the school. Let’s have a look at some of these.
Headless Headmistress Bloodgood - She is in charge of all that happens at the school, her character is based on the headless horseman and she does indeed ride a horse called Nightmare. She is quite a strict teacher and often takes of her head when something displeases her. She does also have her own doll which came out in 2011.
Coach Igor - Based on the character Igor this coach is not what you would expect from a gym teacher. He has a wooden leg and a hunchback, but still works the monsters very hard.
Mr Where - A teacher who is actually invisible but he wraps himself in bandages so that students can see him. One of the teachers who actually gets on quite well with his students.
Mr Hackington - An expert in torture it would seem, this science teacher enjoy dissecting pretty much anything.
Mr Mummy - Obviously a teacher based on a mummy monster and he is the maths teacher at the school.
Mr Lou Zarr - This is a replacement teacher who comes in when another teacher is not there. He is supposedly the only human at monster high and he has a little bit of trouble fitting in at times.
Ms Kindergrubber - A kind little old teacher who teaches the cooking class.
These are really the main teachers but there are also other ones such as the Lunch Lady, Crabgrass, Mr Death, Mr Ogrethor, Mr Rotter and G Reaper the guidance councillor.
There are also plenty of other characters that come and go throughout some of the episodes. Some of the ones that spring to mind include Scarah Screams, Gory Fangtell, Manny Taur, Don of the Dead, Bram Devin, Romulus, Andy Beast, Van Helscream, Invisi Billy, Brocko and maybe even a few more.
The New Characters
Twyla & Gigi Grant Dolls
As the Monster High story line moves along we often see new characters brought out. Heading towards 2013 there were plenty of new ghouls to familiarize yourself with. At the end of the year there was a special show called City of Frights and this featured two new ghouls. Jinafire Long is a monster from the Orient and she is the daughter of a Chinese Dragon and Skelita Calaveras is from Mexico and is the daughter of a Skeleton. We are also expecting to see a new character who is the daughter of a spider, a doll for her has already been previewed. We should also see Catrine DeMew who is a character that has been talked about for a while. When we hear of any new characters that are coming to the show we will update the page and let you know.
The biggest news from summer 2013 is the new special show called Thirteen Wishes. This featured two brand new characters. One of these is called Twyla. She is the daughter of the Boogie Man, and is a very shy retiring kind of ghoul. A new Twyla doll came out over the summer as well. She has a pet dust bunny called Dustin who is always in danger of blowing away in the wind.
The main new character is the Thirteen Wishes storyline is Gigi Grant. She is the daughter of a genie and of course has the power to grant wishes. Howleen Wolf discovers the lamp that Gigi is hidden in and so she gets the first meeting of the two. Gigi has a pet scorpion called Sultan Sting and he is purple.
A character that has visited Monster High on a few occasions is Catty Noir. She is a well known celebrity and she is hugely popular when she visits the school. Catty is a werecat with dark skin and she wears flamboyant dresses that really look impressive. There was a new doll brought out of Catty Noir as well and this has been very popular since it got it's release.
Heading into 2014 there were yet more new characters being introduced to the show. So let's take a look at a few of them.
Honey Swamp - The daughter of a swamp monster, Honey Swamp has some funky green afro hair and looks to be really stylish. She makes her debut in the Frights, Camera, Action special that came out in 2014. She looks like being a very popular new character and her striking looks really are impressive.
Clawdia Wolf - Another sibling of Clawdeen, Clawdia is her older sister. She is also being introduced with Frights, Camera, Action and so she should appear early in the new year. She has blonde wavy hair and she is slightly taller than her younger sister.
Jane Boolittle - Jane is some kind of animal witchdoctor. She has a brace on her leg which gives her a little trouble when walking. She has a pet sloth as her animal.
Viperine Gorgon - Obviously related to Deuce Gorgon, Viperine is the daughter of Medusa and has the look at a serpent to her. We were hoping that she would have snakes for her like Deuce does but she just has bright pink hair instead. She is a very popular new character that is coming out again with the TV special at the beginning of the year.
Elissabat - The daughter of a vampire bat and possibly related to Draculaura. She has cute little fangs and really looks the part. Elissabat is yet another new character coming out with Frights, Camera, Action.
Bonita Femur - A new character arriving with the Freaky Fusion special is Bonita Femur. She is a mixture of a moth and a skeleton. Her most distinctive feature is without a doubt her impressive wings, these are pink and black and really impressive. There is also a new doll coming out of Bonita which looks really good with her moth wings.
Neighthan Rot - Another new character coming from the Freaky Fusion line is Neighthan Rot. He was previewed at the New York Toy Fair. He is part Centaur part human, he has a little horn on his forehead and he wears a yellow cap with a hole in it that allows his horn to poke through. His doll is brightly dressed and he does look to be a very colourful character.
As you can see the cast list at Monster High is quite extensive. If there are any that we have missed feel free to add them onto the bottom of our page. There have been lots of episodes on the website and even a few TV specials brought out on Nickelodeon. The main characters that we looked at first are the ones that Mattel seem to be concentrating on and bringing out the most dolls for, although they don’t seem to mind bringing in new characters on a regular basis and also bringing out new dolls. This list should have given you a good look at the vast majority of the characters that appear in Monster High and you should now be a little more familiar with them all.
adorable in olympia on June 21, 2019:
looking thru these names we came up w Honey for our new 10 month old puppy's name... These names are not exotic nor are they reality for a werewolf name. They are all dog or wolf related and if you think about it do you name your kids something that means human? is your name something like humano? no its alex or daloris or something common for humans.. Dracula is exotic for a vampire although greatly over used... has nothing to do with vampire tho and yet it's one of the most powerful or oldest vampires out there when it comes to vampire names. come up with something better for a werewolf.. I mean geesh
Amyleigh R on May 04, 2019:
i have just started collecting these dolls i.So far i have got 11 of them they are great dolls and soo much better than BARBIE DOLLS! i recommend monster high dolls not barbie dolls thx bye everyone have a great time with they dolls and have a nice day bye btwi am 8 years old i am from scotland
nyro1 on February 03, 2019:
They are all ADORABLE
Wish each of you HOPE For Both
Ever After High
has There Grand Comeback's
Like each of You I Adore have passion for Monster High and Ever After High
there doll's are hard to find besides ordering them from websites like these
so Mattel and Universal
Bring Back Both
Monster High and Ever After High
Abreyonna on November 27, 2018:
I have the whole set of monster high dolls. They said I could get them for Christmas
Holly Gallegos on September 19, 2018:
Pamela J Regan, I Am 53 And I Have Multiples Of A Lot Of The Monster High Dolls, For A Total Of About 70 Dolls!!!
Pamela J. Regan on September 09, 2018:
I am 50 years old and I have two of these dolls. And I want more!!!!
Dylan Randall on July 06, 2018:
Neightan is the son of a zombie and unicorn
Chloey on April 10, 2018:
Please give me some of the dolls but I want deuce
sb on January 12, 2018:
wow I want them all
Lucy on December 30, 2017:
I like the dolls!!
Goiled on December 09, 2017:
I made a poster of all of the monster high movies in a timeline form and I made five posters of all the characters names.
Leena on November 18, 2017:
I LOVE monster high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michacl on October 30, 2017:
My sister as a lot
Felicia on July 06, 2017:
Viperine Gorgon has pink snakes under her pink hair
kenlyna miria williams-martierz on May 24, 2017:
you find the dolls
ls on amazon
Jenny on February 26, 2017:
I have the hole collection yay
Javen on October 11, 2015:
I want Frankie and lagoon blue!
emmerson mchenry on July 21, 2015:
I really like monster high even if I don't know much about them me and my friend Jessie are doing a project on them
skylar on July 02, 2015:
I like monster high too,and I have 17 monster high dolls in my room,and the two I like are Garrot,and his girlfriend Rockelle from Scaris.
Mimi on June 20, 2015:
Were did you get Hoododevoodoo I need to know
Paulina on May 30, 2015:
Love Monster High
sara d on May 13, 2015:
Venus mcflytfrap, serina con boo, avea trotter, ca cupid, heath burns, inner monsters, Manny, iris clops, class wolf, operetta, Holt hyde, jackson, porter geiss, vandala, kiyomi, Andy, kibbling,
maleah on April 21, 2015:
I love monster high dolls.
Alexander sophia on April 08, 2015:
We both want the elissabat doll because we have watched the movie frights cameras and actions
naudea garcia on March 01, 2015:
I love monster high
angel on February 22, 2015:
The new girls name with glasses and yellow hair is Clawdia Wolf™
Rebecca on February 10, 2015:
What is the new girls name and she has glasses and yellow hair?
lulu on February 06, 2015:
I liked it because you now the dolls names And who thay are but My fav is draculoru.
ashly on February 01, 2015:
how many monster highs are there
Danielle on January 28, 2015:
The boy monster with the blue skin and orange hair is Holt Hyde he's one of my favorite's and he likes Frankie Stein they're one out of a lot of my favorite monster high couple's
Danielle on January 28, 2015:
I think you forgot invisi Billy and I got my deuce ghouls alive doll at Walmart,but they sold out almost as quickly as they got them. They should have him and slow moe on eBay's website. Hope that helps.
Ava on January 27, 2015:
You forgot Ava trotter
Tere on January 26, 2015:
Please add dolls that can't hear, talks in sign language and dolls that are octupus, or mermaids. What about a doll dog? There are a lot of "cats". Oh yeah, add both male and female jesters with funky hats and half clown makeups. Something.
Trinity on January 11, 2015:
Do any of you guys know the guy with purple face and blue hair
Lily on January 03, 2015:
You forgot about operetta
Monsterhigh lover on January 02, 2015:
what is the character name that has a blue face and has orange hair oh and i love Draculaura
monsterhigh123 on January 01, 2015:
Where do u get Deuce Gorgon
monsterfan33 on November 30, 2014:
you forgot sirena von boo
Monsterhighmom on November 03, 2014:
The girl that is half horse
Chivon on October 01, 2014:
Yeah u forgot venus!!
danielle on February 08, 2014:
Where can you buy the Deuce Gorgon ghouls alive doll or Slo Moe's one?
K on December 12, 2013:
I think you forgot Venus McFlytrap, daughter of the plant monster.
Celeste on November 13, 2013:
C.A. Cupid, full name Chariclo Arganthone Cupid, is the adoptive daughter of Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology. She was introduced by the end of 2011 and was part of the cast until Early 2013, at which point she transferred to Ever After High and the Ever After High franchise.
frankie on October 14, 2013:
i soooooooooooo want frankie she is soooo kool the best ghoul
jane belez on August 04, 2013:
I have all monster high dolls
lucky on April 28, 2013:
Wow i really like monster high because one of my classmate girl Patsy said that it is scary-cool
kena on January 21, 2013:
Ginny on January 17, 2013:
Where do you find these dolls???