Calvin and Hobbes: The Series/Characters

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    A list of characters in Calvin and Hobbes The Series.



    Protagonists

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    Calvin

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    Voiced by: Pamela Segal

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    The leader of the group. He's invented many weapons and gadgets that are usually of some use.

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    "No one knows why his hair does that. Is it static electricity? Is it hair gel? No, probably not.

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    Hobbes: You know, if you actually studied, you'd get a few things done school-wise.

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    Hobbes: (to an evil voice) Well, we're here now, so what do you want?

    Calvin: Hobbes, don't ask questions like that! Don't you ever watch those science fiction movies?

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    Hobbes

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    Voiced by: Tom Hanks

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    Calvin's best friend. Has a penchant for running away from danger, at least until "Thunderstorm".

    Socrates

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    Voiced by: Ryan Stiles

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    A tiger who looks exactly like Hobbes, except with red stripes on his tail. Also the weird one. Tends to be annoying.

    Andy

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    Voiced by: Andrew Lawrence

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    Originally The Generic Guy of the team, Character Development made him evolve into the Only Sane Man.

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    Hobbes: (discussing why Andy won't come out of his room) Maybe he's hiding something from us.
    Socrates: What would he hide from us? He's not exactly known for having a personality here.

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    (trying to find Andy) "Well, [he] was never the talkative one. Admittedly, he's gotten better this season, but...

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    • The Stoic: The fact that he has no qualms about the fact that Calvin lives with a tiger is only one example of how open-minded he is. In fact, Word of God has said that it's that open-mindedness that allows him to take part in Calvin's adventures.

    Sherman

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    Voiced by: Colin Mochrie

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    The Smart Guy. Something of a Jerkass as well.

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    • Jerkass: Zig-zagged. He actually cares a great deal for Andy, and he and Calvin become friends later on. Still on bad terms with Hobbes and Socrates, though.
    • The Load: During "The Genius Hamster".
    • Mix-and-Match Critters: Briefly forced to become one in "Time Terror" to sell... something.
    • Picky Eater: From "The Genius Hamster":
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    (asking Hobbes to make him a sandwich) "Now cut the turkey thin, but not too thin. Now put the mustard on the turkey in a clockwise motion, and then place a slab of cheese on top. Pour the mayonnaise on top of that, but in a counterclockwise motion. Add an extra slice of turkey on top, and then place the second slice of bread on top, and make sure the two slices of bread are even."

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    The MTM

    Arguably the most useful of Calvin's inventions. Gained speech in "An MTM Episode".


    Antagonists

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    Franklin J. Brainstorm

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    Voiced by: Neil Crone

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    A Mad Scientist. Very inept. Always shouts.

    Jack T. Robot

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    Voiced by: Michael Brandon

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    A snarky robot. Not really evil, but he did have a Morality Dial (that was thankfully removed).

    Sheila Brainstorm

    Brainstorm's sister who thinks Calvin's an alien.

    Jacqueline

    Sheila's Distaff Counterpart to Jack.

    Mother Brainstorm

    The mother of the above two Brainstorms.

    Electro

    A Technopath that takes over Calvin's electronics twice.

    Holographic Retro

    After the real Retro was trapped on Galaxoid and Nebular's planet, he sent this hologram in his place.

    Rupert and Earl

    Two aliens out to get Calvin.

    • Aliens Speaking English
    • Artistic License History: The only reason they believe that Calvin is the Supreme Earth Potentate is because Galaxoid and Nebular told them. They steadfastly believe this to be true, despite all evidence to the contrary (including Calvin flat out telling them).

    Rupert and Earl's Crew

    A crew of harmless villains under the former two's command.

    Jark

    One of the monsters under Calvin's bed.

    Dr. Thunderstorm

    Brainstorm's Chaotic Evil brother that was freed by Shadow.

    Shadow

    A Killer Robot that was trapped in a chrome sphere and accidentally freed by a laser blast of Brainstorm's.


    Other

    Calvin's Parents

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    Calvin's mom is voiced by: Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Calvin's dad is voiced by: Bill Murray

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    Calvin's parents.

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    Dad: Come on, dear. You can drown your sorrows in the cider.

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    Susie Derkins

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    Voiced by: Dakota Fannings

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    Calvin's neighbor. She is his age and goes to school with him. She is constantly being annoyed by him.

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    Susie: Calvin, you live by your own rules! You make things up! You create! You destroy! You tease temptation! You do all sorts of horrible things, most of them to me, yes, but then there are days you do good all on your own! You shouldn't let something like Karma run your life! You need to be rude and nasty and gross and weird, so that you can be good on your own accord.

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    • Belligerent Sexual Tension: While it is still downplayed like it was in the comic strip, Calvin and Susie have had the odd quasi-romantic moment.
    • Berserk Button: While she's harmless enough at face value, all it takes is Calvin throwing a water balloon or a snowball at her to unleash the wrath of hell upon him.
    • Repeat What You Just Said: Sometimes Hobbes will go off on a hypothetical romantic tangent about Calvin's supposed secret feelings for Susie. While the comic strip's Calvin would've usually started fighting him, this version of Calvin prefers the more subtle approach: "I'm sorry. What did you say?" in a dangerously low voice. Hobbes tends to shut up after that.
    • Tsundere: Type B

    Moe

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    Voiced by: Elizabeth Daily

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    The Bully who is constantly harassing Calvin.

    • Dumb Muscle
    • Gang of Bullies: Moe has a gang sometimes.
    • Jerkass: Constantly and purely.
    • Karma Houdini: Frequently. Finally subverted on one occasion when Susie found out and tattled on him, and Miss Wormwood forced him to apologize to Calvin.
    • Stealth Insult: Calvin usually manages to whip these out at Moe.

    Miss Wormwood

    Calvin's teacher. She's constantly disciplining him.

    • The Alcoholic: Calvin says to Mr Spittle she still drinks Maalox right from the bottle.
    • Stern Teacher: She really seems to dislike imagination. Then again, Calvin's imagining stuff during class...

    Rosalyn

    Calvin's babysitter still appears from time to time.

    • Badly-Battered Babysitter: In her first appearance, Rosalyn finds herself involuntarily riding with Calvin and Hobbes in their wagon all across town!

    Galaxoid and Nebular

    Some aliens who appeared towards the end of the original strip. They keep in contact with Calvin and Hobbes during the series.

    The Klein Family

    A family of Inexplicably Identical Individuals. The only adults Calvin considers "cool".

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    "Well, we have your standards. We got your whoopee cushions, we got your squirting flowers, we got your spinning bowties, we got regular ties that roll up like noise-makers, we got your trick wires, we got pies, we got joy buzzers, we got silly string, we got condiments, we got fake gum, water balloons, disguises and mustaches and roller skates and fake hands and fake thumbs and fake toes and a fake nose and wigs and exploding figs and bending twigs and fake wings and ding-a-lings and loads and tons of other things! We got yo-yo's with invisible strings! We got sunglasses with songs to sing! We got dental floss and balls to toss, action Diana Ross! We got magnets and fragments and flip flops and garden crops! We got worms in a bag! We got a suit with a tag! We have also a TV that doesn't change channels! Air conditioners stocked from air from our air conditioned air condition factory!"
    (he then wipes sweat from his brow and gasps for air)

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    • Tough Room: Averted with the Klein at the carnival; his jokes are apparently uproarious.