To make reading easier, this page is split up in four sections:
The ghoulfriends - The franchise's main crew, consisting of the seven most featured characters, both fiction-wise and doll-wise. These seven also often interact closely within the fiction.
Monster High students - The Monster High student body minus the ghoulfriends, which makes up most of the primary cast of Monster High. This section includes former backgrounders and semi-backgrounders, as well as characters exclusive to the Ghoulfriends book series.
Other students - Characters who attend high school, but who do not attend Monster High. Most of these characters only appear once in the fiction, but the section also contains students who have not been confirmed to attend Monster High yet or who have left Monster High. On top of that, the section includes characters exclusive to the Monster High book series.
Former students - This section comprises the characters who are past high school, but aren't exactly adults yet. It does not matter whether they are former Monster High students or former students of another school for them to be included in this section.
All characters within a section are listed alphabetically.
Abbey Bominable is the daughter of the Yeti (better known as the Abominable Snowman). She is an exchange student from "up north" and her native language is Yetish. She sometimes has trouble understanding English slang. Abbey has a wooly mammoth for pet whom she called Shiver.
Clawdeen Wolf is the daughter of the Werewolf (also known as the Wolf Man). She is 15 years old, and is covered with fur, with two piercings in each of her wolf ears. She is confident, outgoing, friendly and fashionable. Her favorite color is gold. Clawdeen has a large family, including Clawd Wolf and Howleen Wolf, and a purple pet cat named Crescent.
Cleo de Nile
Cleo de Nile is the daughter of the Mummy. She is the fearleading squad captain and is considered to be a mean girl, but she does have a heart of gold that all those close to her can attest to. She has a pet snake named Hissette who is somewhat poisonous.
Draculaura is the daughter of Count Dracula, but she's a vegan vampire and does not drink blood. She is 1,600 years old. Draculaura is friendly and very sweet, and develops crushes easily. She loves fashion and is a big fan of pink and black. She can walk in the sun using a parasol, but cannot turn into a bat yet. Her pet is a bat named Count Fabulous.
At the age of 15 days old, Frankie Stein is new to Monster High. She is the daughter of Dr. Frankenstein's monster and his bride. Frankie is very friendly and athletic, but has a clumsy streak, as her body parts tend to fly off. Her pet is a puppy named Watzit.
Ghoulia Yelps is the daughter of a zombie couple. She is the smartest girl at Monster High, although she only speaks "zombie" — moans and groans. She is shy and bookish, but quite thoughtful. In the Monster High books, she has a sister named Moan'ica Yelps. Ghoulia has a pet owl named Sir Hoots A Lot.
Lagoona Blue is the daughter of the Sea Monster, or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. She loves animals and water, and is laid-back. She carries her pet piranha Neptuna in a fishbowl (like a purse).
Monster High students
Andy Beast is a monster who has lived on Skull Shores most of his life, due to transforming into a giant beast whenever he feels anxious. He appears in Escape From Skull Shores
As he normally looks, Andy possess yellow irises, a light purple skin and dark purple hair.
As The Beast, Andy is some ten times his usual size, has a dark purple skin, and is covered in fur
Catrine DeMew is a werecat who is a skilled sketch artist, and is always looking for an opportunity to create art. She used to live in Scaris, but has recently transferred over to Monster High.
One of Clawdeen's older brothers, Clawd Wolf is pretty down to earth and straight to the point. He is on the football and casketball teams at Monster High. He dated Cleo de Nile before she went out with Deuce, and is now the devoted boyfriend of Draculaura.
Cy is a Cyclops, and one of the new students staying at Monster High's dormitories.
He's a shy, quiet character who likes to stay in the background, but when the school is threatened by Sylphia Flapper, he steps up to help Robecca, Rochelle and Venus save the day. He also develops a crush on Robecca Steam. He appears in the book series Ghoulfriends.
Deuce Gorgon is the son of the gorgon, Medusa. He likes to skateboard and is interested in cooking. He wears sunglasses to prevent his turning other people to stone temporarily. One of his friends is a human named Jackson Jekyll. He is in a relationship with Cleo de Nile. His pet is Perseus.
Dougey is a werewolf who previously went to Crescent Moon High, but now goes to Monster High. He's the werewolves' tough guy, acting as a secondary leader and enforcer to other dominant wolves that use their brains more than their brawn, such as Romulus and Howleen.
Eyera is a boy whose head is a giant eyeball. He first showed up in Volume 2 and is a prime backgrounder in the 3D TV specials.
The Monster High Facebook account is hosted by a mysterious student of Monster High, strongly suggested to be a girl. Very little is known about her, but she is good friends with most of the other students. It is also known that the Facebook student's parents for the longest time didn't allow her to have a pet. When on October 6, 2010, she finally was allowed to have one, she let the Facebook visitors decide and ended up with a pink male mini-dragon.
Gigi Grant is the daughter of a genie, who lives within a magic lamp hidden in Monster High's attic. She has the power to grant 13 wishes to whoever finds her, and greatly enjoys helping her finders. However, there is a dark side to her powers... She appears in the TV special 13 Wishes
Gillington "Gil" Webber
Gillington "Gil" Webber is the son of the River Monster. He wears a helmet containing water on his head when he is on dry land. Gil was first seen in the webisode "Blue Lagoona" as the object of Lagoona Blue's crush, and later started a relationship with her.
An arrogant fire elemental whose head catches on fire when he becomes excited or crushes on someone. Heath Burns is a showoff with a proclivity for bragging. His hotshot attitude is rather off-putting to the others, and he usually ends up looking foolish because of it. He is the cousin of Jackson Jekyll/Holt Hyde.
Henry Hunchback is a boy with a severe hunchback, and one of the new students staying at Monster High's dormitories. He's a cheery, excitable guy who is a great fan and admirer of Coach Igor. He appears in the book series Ghoulfriends.
Holt Hyde is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyde. and the alter ego of Jackson Jekyll. The total opposite of Jackson, Holt is loud and excitable, always looking for an excuse to party and get wild. He's a talented DJ and often supplies the music at school parties.
Howleen Wolf is Clawdeen, Clawd's, and Clawdia's younger sister. She and Clawdeen share a room and while they love each other dearly, this situation also pushes every bit of rivalry and irritation that exists between their headstrong personalities. She has a pet called Cushion.
Invisi Billy is the son of the Invisible Man. He is able to turn invisible at will, and loves to use his powers to play practical jokes on the other students. He has recently started dating Scarah Screams.
Iris Clops is a cyclops who was a former member of the Fear Squad as well as former Scream Queen.
Jackson Jekyll is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jekyll. He is a human (or normie) who is usually mild mannered and studious. But thanks to his half-monster heritage, he transforms into the rowdy Holt Hyde whenever he hears loud music. He is quite close with Frankie Stein.
Jane Boolittle is a mysterious monster who has lived in the jungle for most of her life, being raised by her scientist father. She possesses the ability to talk to animals, and due to her upbringing, finds it easier to talk to them instead of other people.
Jinafire Long is a Dragon girl from Fanghai, China. She is an aspiring fashion designer who takes her craft very seriously, and tends to lose her temper easily. She first appears in the movie Scaris: City of Frights.
Johnny Spirit is Monster High's resident bad boy rebel, who returns to classes after a 3000 year long detention. Despite his tough nature, he's actually a skilled musician.
Manny Taur is a minotaur and Monster High's resident bully. He regularly picks on and insults the zombies and weaker students, but underneath his tough exterior he has several insecurities of his own...
The crueler of the Werecat Twins, Meowlody, enjoys to cause chaos and has little consideration for potential consequences. She also enjoys the chaos being part of a set creates, though her sister Purrsephone does not share the sentiment. Both girls are close friends of Toralei, with whom they were on the Fear Squad prior to the whole team quitting.
Operetta is the daughter of the Phantom of the Opera. She is a talented musician, but also a bit of a diva, Her parents moved to New Orleans when she was young, where she picked up the local "twang" and a love for country music. Her pet is a spider - Memphis "Daddy O" Longlegs.
The Perfect Guy
The Perfect Guy is a character whose face is never seen. He wears a letterman's jacket. He solely appears in "Horrorscope" as the object of Draculaura's crush.
The kinder of the Werecat Twins, Purrsephone, likes a good pranks, but not if the risks are too great, and she tries to look at life positively. She hates the lack of individuality afforded to her as part of a set, though her sister Meowlody does not share the sentiment. Both girls are close friends of Toralei, with whom they were on the Fear Squad prior to the whole team quitting.
Ricky is a blue humanoid gorilla whose feet, hands and head are encased in blocks of ice. He is a student at Monster High. He was originally a backgrounder.
Rider is a merman who, due to possessing a tail instead of legs, gets about school in a wheelchair. Despite this, he refuses to let this stop him enjoying life to the full, and is usually seen tearing around the school at high speed performing dangerous stunts.
Robecca Steam is a steam powered robot created a hundred years ago by a kindly scientist. She was dismantled in an accident while competing in a game of Roller Maze, and was rebuilt in the modern day. Her boots contain rockets which allow her to fly and hover. Her pet is Captain Penny
Rochelle Goyle is a gargoyle from Paris. Rochelle is from France, where she occupied a roof near a great cathedral, presumably the Notre Dame. Her face is very animal-like, complete with striking pink eyes, wings and ears on the top of her head. She has a gargoyle pet named Roux.
Romulus is an alpha werewolf who previously went to Crescent Moon High, but now goes to Monster High. He was introduced in "Fright On!" as Clawd's childhood friend.
Rose and Blanche Van Sangre
Rose and Blanche are twin vampires from Romania, who are new students staying at Monster High dormitories. As they are Romani vampires, they insist on sleeping in the same place no more than three nights, often sneaking into other students' rooms to sleep. They get offended if people call them identical, as they insist one twin has shinier hair than the other. They appear in the book series Ghoulfriends.
Scarah Screams, is a banshee from Ireland. A very kind and friendly student, she possesses psychic powers, and prefers to talk to others using telepathy. She has recently started dating Invisi Billy.
Simon Clops is a rarely seen and extremely tall cyclops. He's a member of the casketball team.
The object of Ghoulia Yelps's crush, Sloman "Slo Mo" Mortavitch is a zombie, and he wears a letterman jacket. He is one member of the school Casketball and Chess teams. Mo has shown to be fairly stoic and good natured. His first appearance was in the webisode "Cyrano de Ghoulia". He hates Heath playing guitar, and destroys the instrument once he starts.
Spectra Vondergeist is the daughter of the Ghosts. She writes an anonymous gossip blog and an advice column for the Monster High student newspaper, and as such is a bit of a rumor-monger. As a ghost herself, she can float and pass through walls. Spectra has a pet ferret named Rhuen.
Teala is a troll who lives under a bridge. She has only been mentioned in Toralei's 'Campus Stroll' diary, in which she is telling the werecat about how her boyfriend has treated her.
Three Headed Freddie
Three Headed Freddie is a boy with three heads, and one of the new students staying at Monster High's dormitories. He has a habit of blurting out his thoughts unexpectedly. Each of his heads speak at the same time, but each one speaks in a different language. He even reads multiple versions of the daily newspaper in different languages. He appears in the book series Ghoulfriends.
Toralei Stripe is an orange werecat who appears in Volume 2 of the webisodes. She and her friends, the Werecat Twins, quit the fearleading squad in the webisode "Scream Building", leaving Cleo in the lurch. They later continue to sabotage and gossip about the ghoulfriends, though their plans usually backfire. Her pet is Sweet Fangs.
Twyla is the daughter of the Boogie Man. She is shy and misunderstood, hiding under normies’ beds to capture their nightmares rather than adding to them like her dad. She has a pet called Dustin.
Venus McFlytrap's personality is like her style-bold and loud. One of the biggest themes present in her personality is care for the environment, even going as far as controlling monsters to support her cause. She also has a punk-rocker style, as her partially shaved hairdo hints. Her pet is a flytrap plant called Chewlian.
Wydowna Spider is an arachne who loves to get involved with various creative projects, using her multiple arms to multitask on several things at once.
Bekka Madden is the main antagonist on the Monster High book series. Though she seems innocent and friendly at first, she backstabbed Melody when she found out that Jackson was a RAD. She is very discriminating against RADs, shooting out propaganda whenever she can. This hate mostly stems from the fact that Brett, her ex-boyfriend, chose Frankie Stein over her. By the third book, Melody used her newfound RAD powers to force out all her friend's true feelings. Bekka is left humiliated and friendless, increasing her hatred greatly. Between the second and third books she is the leader of the group HUNT (Humans Unite No Tolerance). In the fourth book she was mentioned once, where she transfurred to another school.
Billy Phaidin is the invisible RAD introduced in the first book. He took a shine to Frankie and became one of her best friends, agreeing with her about RAD-Normie equality. It wasn't long before he develiped a crush on Frankie and it wasn't long before they decided to just be friends. Billy is sarcastic, laid-back and loves to pull pranks. He strongly supports equality, and was a founding member of NUDI.
BOO-Lu Cerone is a new character of Monster High. It's unknown which webisode she'll mark her appearance yet. Her pet is a puppy called Bandit.
Brett Redding started out as Bekka's boyfriend, but soon ended up with Frankie Stein, passing out into a coma when he saw her head fall off. He is a huge RAD supporter, and came up with the idea of a video where the monsters all poured out their feelings, but their faces would be blurred. The video was sabotauged and though he was originally accused, he cleared his name and got back together with Frankie.
C.A. Cupid, full name Chariclo Arganthone Cupid, is the adopted daughter of Eros/Cupid. She first appeared as part of the Sweet 1600 line and stayed at Monster High until the first half of 2013, at which point she switched schools to Ever After High and became part of the Ever After High.
Candace Carver is Melody's confident older sister. Though her constant optimism irritates Melody, her advice is, more often than not, extremely useful. A huge flirt herself, Candace rarely keeps a relationship and looks at dating as more of a game than anything. She is one Billy Phaidin's best friends and gave him the idea of visibility. They started the NUDI (Normies Uncool with Discriminating Idiots) group to promote RADs.
Chad is a student at New Salem High, and a close friend of Clair. He's an extremely friendly guy, with some rather unique dance moves. He befriends Frankie and her friends in "Ghouls Rule" and helps them become accepted by the other humans.
Clair is a student at New Salem High School. She likes to dress in a dark, Goth style, and isn't very fond of Halloween. She befriends Frankie and her friends in "Ghouls Rule" and helps them out in their quest to save Holt.
Fawn is a faun who, 100 years ago, discovered Gigi Grant's lantern and befriended her.
Garrott DuRoque is Rochelle Goyle's boyfriend, who remains in Scaris while Rochelle goes to Monster High. They were very close to each other, but Garrott mysteriously stops writing to Rochelle, which makes her wonder what's happened to him....
Haylee is introduced as Bekka's best friend , though seems to be more of a servant to the girl. She was tricked in 8th grade into signing an indentured servant contract and it doesn't expire until,the end of high school, thus making her Bekka's personal servant. She was tricked Haylee into signing a contract promissing her friendship and loyalty to Bekka forever. This has completely backfires. She is mainly seen following Bekka typing her life into her phone for a phone novel titled : "Bek, and Better than ever!" In book three, Melody convinces Haylee to de-friend Bekka.
Honey Swamp is an swamp monster from New Goreleans. An aspiring cinematographer, she wants to create a movie which will help her achieve her dream of working in Hauntlywood. She first appears in "Frights, Camera, Action!".
Melody Carver is perceived as being a normie. She once had a large nose, which her plastic surgeon father fixed for her, both for cosmetic reasons and to help her breathe better. The family also moved to Salem, Oregon to help with her asthma, and Melody has to start at a new school, Merston High. According to Cleo's servant Manu, she is the daughter of the Siren Marina, who it is later discovered, gave her up for adoption.
Rocco is the captain of Granite City High's Skulltimate Roller Maze team. An extremely thuggish and rowdy player, he'll resort to any tactics in order to win. He appears in "Friday Night Frights".
Valentine is a narcisstic, cruel vampire who debuted in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?". He plays a sick game of seducing girls, then intentionally breaking their hearts to add to his "collection", which seems to provide him with great power.
Whisp is Gigi Grant's shadow, brought to life by a wish made by a finder who wanted Gigi to have a friend while inside her magic lamp. But having grown resentful of Gigi constantly leaving her alone to grant other people's wishes, she devises a wicked plan to make herself more powerful... She is the antagonist of "13 Wishes".
Clawdia Wolf is the older sister of Clawd, Clawdeen, and Howleen. She is going to college in Londoom with the aim to become a writer. Clawdia has a great sense of humor, and even though far apart from her family, video chat allows her to stay in close contact with them.
Elissabat is a famous Vampire actress, who performs under the name Veronica Von Vamp. She is a popular actress who takes her craft very seriously, but she is also hiding a great secret. She first appears in "Frights, Camera, Action!".
Nefera de Nile
Nefera de Nile is Cleo's older sister. Arrogant and selfish, she has always been extremely hard on Cleo and mocks her for all the ways Cleo is not as good as she. On the other hand, Nefera cannot live with the knowledge that Cleo would outdo her on any front. After her time at Monster High, Nefera attempted a career in modeling in Europe, but her arrogance and insecurities cost her every assignment she got.