List of Totally Spies! characters
The French and Canadian animated television series Totally Spies! follows the adventures of three Beverly Hills teenage girls – Sam, Clover, and Alex – who work as secret agents on missions to save the world while keeping their identity a secret from their peers. Supporting the girls is their employer Jerry of the World Organization Of Human Protection (WOOHP). The show has spawned a variety of characters including students from their high school and university, fellow WOOHP agents, and a cast of villains, many of whom have returned in later episodes.
- 1 Conception and development
- 2 Main characters
- 3 Secondary characters
- 4 Recurring villains
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
Conception and development
The show's conception came from the rise of girl band and female singers in the music industry. Wanting to capitalize on the niche, David Michel and Vincent Chalvon-Demersay put their idea into development, which later shifted into production within a year. According to Michel, the series' animation style was intended to incorporate anime influences. The production company, Marathon Media, intended on building on the series brand by forming a three-piece girl band, utilizing German talk show Arabella to create it. Using a panel of judges, 20 demo videos were selected and the winners were selected based on the strength of their performance and the show's viewers. The band was selected and released a single in the spring of 2002, through EMI. According to managing director Dirk Fabarius, "The plan is to eventually create an entire album and establish and promote Totally Spies as a real band."
In an interview with WorldScreen.com, Michel said that prior to his show, there were a lot of boy action-adventure shows and practically nothing for girls, yet in pop culture, there was Britney Spears and Spice Girls. He said that the characters are heavily inspired by the movie Clueless and wanted to mix that with a James Bond format. When they first pitched the show, it had a moderate response, but when the first season was broadcast, the Charlie's Angels film came out, and suddenly the market was full of girl show properties.
Samantha has long slightly wavy red hair, emerald green eyes and fair skin; she dons a green catsuit on missions. She is the most intellectual of the three girls, described by her Télétoon and film profiles as rational, logical and mature, like a big sister. She thinks up plans and diversions so that the girls can defeat the villains, stop their heinous plots and escape from their deadly traps.[b] Although she is fairly serious during her missions, she loves to hang out with her friends, enjoying shopping, and visiting salons. She is not as boy crazy as the other girls, she has fallen for a few in the series, but without much success.[c] One of the running gags is that she is often brainwashed along with the other victims of the episode. In the "W.O.W" episode, it is revealed that she comes from a lineage of warrior women called the Sisterhood.[d] Her last name is not mentioned in her profiles, however, in "Do You Believe in Magic?", where she is undercover as a reporter, she introduces herself as Samantha Simpson,[e] and her teachers have referred to her as Samantha.[f] She is voiced by Jennifer Hale in the English version and by Claire Guyot in the French version. In an interview regarding Sam's development in the first three seasons, Hale described Sam as "smart and adventurous, but now you see more of her wacky side and her girly side as well."
Clover has short blonde hair light blue eyes and medium skin; she dons a red catsuit on missions. Of the three girls, she is the most expressive with the Beverly Hills teenage fashionista attitude, with a strong valspeak dialect, being the first to court the newest available good-looking boy,[b] concerning herself with the latest clothes, diets, and trends, and often competing against Mandy in all sorts of popularity contests. Her Télétoon profile describes her as athletic, agile, strong, and especially impulsive, reacting spontaneously and jumping into action; and ready to teach the bad guys a lesson even if she has no chance of winning. Clover is voiced by Andrea Baker (who was credited as Andrea Taylor for the first two seasons) in the English dub, and by Fily Keita in the French version. In an interview, Baker said Clover has a thing for musicians, likes to get pampered, and is all into fashion. She likes that the girls have fun and kick butt.
Alex has short black hair, light brown eyes and tan skin; she dons a yellow catsuit on missions.[note 1] She values her friendship with Sam and Clover the most and will do anything to keep their team together and happy. She is described in the Télétoon profile as the best friend character, affectionate and not afraid to show her feelings. She enjoys sports and athletics but also shares her friends' fashion interests, sometimes even to the same extremes as Clover. She is the most naive and absent-minded of the three, sometimes interpreting figures of speech too literally.[g][h] In the episode "Do You Believe In Magic", it is revealed Alex is the youngest of the three girls (and Clover the oldest).[e] In the "Aliens" episode, she is the only girl of the three who had yet to pass her driving test,[i] and her driving ability becomes a running gag in some episodes.[j][b] She is sometimes a bit awkward and sensitive, losing confidence as shown in the episode "Alex Quits" where she had not only botched some missions with her clumsiness but also bombs a supposedly easy science quiz.[k] In the boy band episode where she is not invited to Mandy's party, she ponders getting a tattoo in order to look cool.[l] Starting with season 3, Alex reveals interests in Taekwondo,[m] skateboarding,[n] soccer and video games. In Totally Spies! The Movie, she adopts a baby pig whom she names Oinky (French: Groin Groin), who becomes a recurring character in season 6.
Alex is voiced by Katie Leigh for the first two seasons and by Katie Griffin in the following seasons for the English dub. In voicing Alex, Griffin used a higher vocal register than usual. She was worried about nodules developing, and being recast when the series returned for season 6 following a hiatus, but was happy when she could return. She found the part to be really fun, easy to play, and liked that Alex was so lovely to animals. Alex is voiced by Céline Mauge in the French dub.
The founder and chief administrator of WOOHP, the World Organization Of Human Protection, Jerry is a middle-aged, very serious, British gentleman who briefs the girls on their missions, and provides their various gadgets. He usually summons the girls by some sort or trap door or portal, and sends them off in a similar manner. During the missions, he helps the girls look up information on the various people and their businesses, as well as provide analysis results of items the girls send over. His movie profile notes that he cares a lot for the girls and acts like a second father to them. Although he has a mostly hands-off role, Jerry has participated in some of the girls' missions, having been a former spy himself. Despite his thin and non-athletic appearance, he has demonstrated combat and spy skills, including running down the side of a building in "A Spy Is Born Part 2".[o] On a few occasions Jerry has personally saved the girls. Despite being the leader of a top spy organization, Jerry has been subverted on occasion such as in episode "The Yuck Factor" where a microscopic doctor takes over his body.[p] In the episode "Totally Switched", it is revealed that his last name is Lewis.[q]
Some of Jerry's enemies have come from his friends and family. In the episode "Forward to the Past", Jerry befriends a guy named Boogie Gus in the 1970s who uses Jerry's time machine invention to steal technology and gadgets from the future in order to take over the world in the past.[r] He is brainwashed into falling in love and marrying former WOOHP employee Myrna Beesbottom in the episode "Evil Valentine's Day"[s] His evil twin brother Terence and his sister Sherry (introduced in The Amazing Spiez!) have been revealed to be villains attempting to take over WOOHP. In the feature film, his assistant tried to get rid of the spies so he could hog all the glory. In a season 6, his former girlfriend Bertha Bombshell was an episodic villain, and in the season 5 finale "Totally Dunzo", his mother is infected by evil DNA and takes over WOOHP.[t]
Mandy is the girls' primary antagonist for the non-spy adventures at Beverly Hills High. She has long black hair and violet eyes, with a beauty mark under her left eye. Her profile on the feature film website describes her as THE popular girl, charismatic, cute, very rich, and hyper-fashionable. However, she is the spies' worst nightmare – a pest that does everything to ridicule. She has a high, squeaky voice with a nasal laugh. Her rivalry with Clover is most pronounced, as they often compete over boys, popularity, and bragging rights. Mandy will go out of her way to annoy the girls and will even use dishonest means in order to do it.[u] She is the "queen bee" of her M.I.G. (Mandy Is Great) fan club, which is made up of all boys (and Clover).[d] In the first four seasons, she is accompanied by her crony friends Dominique and Caitlin who have attitudes like her. In season 3, when the spies move into their villa, Mandy ends up becoming their next-door neighbor. In season 5, following high school graduation, she was slated to enroll at a ski school in Aspen, however, she stays in Malibu to attend college there with her cousin Mindy where they live in the same dorm as the girls.[v] In season 6 she employs an intern named Trent.[w]
Despite frequently interacting with Clover and the girls, she is not aware that they are spies. In turn, the girls put up with Mandy's shenanigans and try to protect or rescue her when she is in serious danger from the real villains.[c][x] The first time she learns about their work is when she declares Sam her best friend because Sam had saved her hair when it was caught in a pottery wheel, and follows her to the locales of her spy activities. However, she gets her memory erased following the situation.[y] In the episode "Evil Coffee Shop Much?", when she follows the girls as they are WOOHP'ed to their headquarters, Jerry is so impressed that he makes her a WOOHP spy for the duration, where she wears a purple uniform. However, she has a bad experience, and wants to quit, forgetting it ever happened.[z] Some of the season 4 episodes have her in a villain role, such as: "Futureshock!" where she is the top media celebrity in an alternative future and tries to "Mandify" everyone[aa] and "Attack of the 50 Ft. Mandy" where she transforms into a giant and captures the other girls.[ab] In the multi-episode season finale "Totally Busted", she, Caitlin and Dominique are infected by a chemical called SUDS and become spy hunters or "spy-'ssassins".[ac] The one time she shows remorse in the series is the multi-episode season 5 finale "Totally Dunzo", where her life flashes before her eyes and she realizes she has been a horrible person. She then starts treating the girls nicer, but this is again short-lived when she learns they kept their spy identity a secret from her.[t] In season 6, whenever she learns the girls are spies, she gets her memory erased at the end of the episode.[w]
In the English dub, Mandy has been voiced by Jennifer Hale, who also voiced Sam. In an interview where she was asked about her impressions of Sam and Mandy, Hale said that she enjoyed voicing such opposite characters: "I love spy/action stuff and it always rocks when I get to be one of those characters. Plus I get to be a total snot, which is fun too." In the French dub, Mandy is voiced by Céline Mauge, who also voiced Alex.
Gadget Lending And Distribution Interactive System (G.L.A.D.I.S.) is Jerry's new personal assistant that is introduced as a main character in season 3. Michel describes her as a "robot with a SERIOUS attitude". She takes the form of an assembly line with a bunch of robotic arms that can outfit the girls with the gadgets. Although Jerry created her, she often expresses her own attitude, picking out gadgets on her own and disobeying Jerry's orders.[m] At the end of the "Space Much?" episode, she is given the task of watching over the girls, where she uses cameras and even locks down the house.[ad]
She plays an episodic villain role in "Evil G.L.A.D.I.S. Much", where it is revealed that her artificial intelligence was downloaded from an evil mastermind called the Brain. Although her initial download did not contain any evil, she is corrupted when Alex splashes cranberry juice on her, causing her to capture the girls and to carry out Brain's plans to launch WOOHP missiles at various countries to start a world war. She is eventually contained and downloaded back to normal.[ae] Following her disapproval by the show's fans, G.L.A.D.I.S. was written off the show in season 5, where she is sent to a recycling facility.[af] G.L.A.D.I.S. is voiced by Stevie Vallance.
Arnold Jackson is a classmate who shows up in the side stories at Beverly Hills High; he is portrayed as a nerd with glasses who has helped out the girls on the condition that they go on a date with him. In the series opener, he successfully campaigns for Clover to win a popularity contest, and gets to date her for a day, and in "A Spy Is Born" double-episode, he asks Sam out as a secret admirer with the initials "A.J."[o] Despite being turned down "a few, uh, hundred times" by Clover,[ag] he is still attracted to her, and works on her publicity campaign in "Super Agent Much?";[ah] he is also a member of Mandy's fan club.[d] He has often participated in school events including the Halloween costume contest,[ai] Most Charitable Teen contest,[aj] local raves,[ak] student president elections,[ag] and the head cheerleader contest, the last of which he beats Mandy and Clover.[al]
Arnold serves as the episodic villain In "Super Nerd Much?", where he acquires a magic ring that allows him to steal the "coolness" from other people, turning them into nerds, and making himself cool and more agile in the process. The power quickly gets to his head and he hatches a scheme to steal all the coolness out of Beverly Hills, but following his defeat, his memory is wiped of the incident, leaving him to believe it was just a dream.[ag] In the episode "Arnold the Great", he is inspired to dress as comic book superhero Admiral Admirable. After he is discouraged by the spy girls, he is tricked into allying with Geraldine Husk, who gives him a utility belt that gives him superhero powers, but Geraldine manipulates him into believing the girls are his enemies.[am] His final appearance was in the season 5 opener, "Evil Graduation" where, as class valedictorian, he tells the class off with a "Goodbye and good riddance!"[an] Arnold has been voiced by different guys, including Rob Tinkler,[ag] Jess Harnell and Joshua Seth.
Blaine is a Mali-U student introduced in the season 5 episode "The Granny" as the captain of the beach volleyball team. His interests are similar to Clover's which led to them dating within five minutes of his introduction.[ao] It is revealed that he is actually a freelance assassin whose mission is to get Clover to fall in love with him, and then to kill her off, as he suspects Clover is an evil spy. However, he is captured by the girls, and realizes that Clover is working for the good side after all.[ap]He goes on a mission to find his boss, which turns out to be Geraldine Husk. Although he is captured, he is reunited with Clover and has feelings for her. After defeating Geraldine, he joins WOOHP's Australian branch.[aq] There, he is later joined by Britney, which makes Clover jealous.[ar] He appears in the season 5 finale "Totally Dunzo where he is captured by Mr. X, but when he reunites with Clover, they almost kiss.[t] In the season 6 episode "Baddies on a Blimp", he stows away on the WOOHP blimp to help out the spies when things go awry and the prisoners are released. However, he turns down Clover's affections, saying that he is done with dating LA girls after having dated the "high-maintenance" Mandy.[as] Blaine makes a guest appearance in an episode of The Amazing Spiez where he is abducted by the spiez' nanny.[at]
Britney is introduced in the season 2 episode "Alex Quits" as a new teenage WOOHP spy. She has long, dark-bluish/black hair and violet eyes, and her uniform is blue. She quickly befriends Clover when she says that she is the captain of her high school's cheerleading squad, and Sam when she says she loves playing chess; however, her introduction to WOOHP and her immediate competence and leadership as an agent makes Alex jealous. Following the completion of the mission, Jerry announces that she has completed her training, and deploys her to another branch.[k] She reappears in the season 3 episode "Escape from WOOHP Island" where she is forced on land on a prisoner's island, but is rescued by the girls as they team up again to re-capture the villains. She reveals that she has two agent co-workers, both of whom are good-looking guys.[au]
Following Britney's appearance on "WOOHP Island", producer David Michel noted she would reappear in some special episodes. In the season 5 episode "Virtual Stranger" where she gets stuck in a virtual simulation, causing her villains to manifest themselves in the real world. After being freed by the spy girls, she transfers to Mali-U for two more episodes, causing Alex to become jealous of her again. In the episode "Evil Hotel", Britney and Alex become friends again, having common interests such as their favorite movie actor who they are assigned to protect. Britney is assigned to WOOHP Australia and partnered with Blaine, much to Clover's disdain.[ar]She returns in the multi-episode finale "Totally Dunzo" as one of the spies captured by Mr. X.[t] Britney makes a guest appearance in an episode of The Amazing Spiez where she is abducted by the spiez' nanny.[at]
David is a classmate who manages to garner the romantic affections of all three of the spy girls (and Mandy). He is introduced in the season 2 episode "It's How You Play The Game".[av] He has many varied interests such as painting and poetry, but also dabbles in extreme sports such as rock climbing and street luge.[aw] He is oblivious to the girls' attempts to garner his attention, and thinks of them as just friends,[l] or like a sister.[ax] In his interviews, when producer David Michel was asked if he could share some inside jokes that were put into episodes, he said: "In season II, guess what's the name of the totally hunky, totally clever boy that the 3 girls fall in love with at the same time? David." When asked about why David did not return in the third season, Michel said, "David never was a recurring character. He was present in a few season II episodes so we didn't have to justify his not being in our stories any more. But we have realized how important he is to the fans, and decided to have him back in season 4."
Dean is a WOOHP agent who first appears in the season 3 multi-episode finale "Evil Promotion Much?" where he and the girls undergo special training to become super spies. He wears a blue uniform. Ever since he was a baby he has demonstrated exceptional agility and was recruited to join WOOHP. Following the first day of the super spy training, he is captured by Terence and used as ransom in order for the girls to eliminate Jerry and steal his microchip. He briefly sides with Terence when the girls return but then reveals he has been siding with WOOHP all along, and that he is the actual training instructor. He then helps the girls rescue Jerry and defeat Terence.[ay] He was later shown in "Deja Cruise" where he pretends to be a lifeguard who turns down Clover's advances.[az] He returns in "WOOHP-tastic!" where he is put in charge of the WOOHP gadget lab.[ba] In the season 5 finale, he is one of the agents who was abducted by Mr. X.[t] He makes a guest appearance in an episode of The Amazing Spiez where he is abducted by the spiez' nanny.[at]
Dominique and Caitlin
Mandy's two crony friends who accompany her at school and other events. Both have snobby attitudes and high nasal voice inflections like their leader.[c] They were not given names in the first two seasons. According to the profile on Mandy in the feature film, although they support Mandy, the latter is too selfish to care for them. Dominique has dark red hair styled in way similar to Alex's hair, blue eyes and peach skin. Caitlin has long and curly black hair and dark skin. Caitlin was voiced by Katie Griffin and Dominique was voiced by Andrea Baker. In portraying the girls, Baker said that she and Griffin both tried to do their own versions of Mandy.
Mindy is Mandy's cousin who appears in season 5 as a student at Mali-U. She has blonde hair, green eyes, a tan complexion, and speaks in a strong Southern accent, acting very much like a second Mandy, to annoy the girls for the season. She and Mandy room together in the same dorm as the spy girls.[v]
Jerry's and Terence's mother who lives in Devonshire, England.[t] Her first appearance is in the Season 2 episode "Mommies Dearest". She gets very annoyed with her son, who tells her that he is a hotel manager.[g] In the season 5 finale "Totally Dunzo!" she becomes evil after a drop of evil DNA falls into her cup of tea. She becomes "Mr. X" and creates robot droids to replace the spies after buying out WOOHP as a way to take over the world. After Jerry manages to reverse the effects, she returns to normal. It is revealed that she was a top spy back in her youth, something Jerry never knew.[t] In the season 6 episode "Totally Switched Again" she becomes a WOOHP spy, donning a light pink catsuit, but retires again at the end of the episode.[bb] She is voiced by Mari Tranior Mrs. Lewis has also appeared in the spin-off series The Amazing Spiez! when her daughter Sherry has a flashback in "Operation WOOSCI".
Plunkett is the spies' fashion design professor at Malibu University. He is a regular character in season 6, and has high expectations of Clover, especially in the episode "Inferior Designer" where he gives only one A for a midterm runway project. In the season finale, "So Totally Versailles", he leads the class on a field trip to France.
Trent is Mandy's intern who debuts as a regular character in season 6.[w] He drives Mandy around in a golf cart, and does errands such as buying her drinks and magazines, carrying her shopping bags, and shading and fanning her in the heat. He wears a dress shirt with a black vest and slacks. He serves as the episodic villain in "Trent Goes Wild" where, during his memory wipe at WOOHP, he accidentally absorbs the DNA of an evil scorpion man. He then becomes a cool dude at Mali-U, and takes revenge against Mandy for the abuse she has laid on him.[bc]
Virgil is the supervisor at the coffee shop where Alex, Sam, and Clover take on part-time jobs in season 5. He first appears in "Evil Professor".[v] He appears in several episodes including "The Show Must Go On... Or Else" where he is transformed to become an actor in a western,[bd] In "Zero To Hero", he asks out Alex, who considers him just a friend. When the date goes terribly wrong because of his clumsiness and bad luck, he later discovers the girls are spies and uses a serum to bulk up in order to be a superhero, concocting dangerous situations where he can save her.[bd]He also has a notable fascination with coffee, keeping Sam, Clover and Alex with their job when they gave him a super-sized coffee bean as a gift,[episode needed] as well as giving Sam a single-serve coffee maker as a Secret Santa gift.[be]
Some of the villains began making return appearances starting with the second season. In another interview, Michel said that in the third season there is an episode called "Escape from WOOHP Island" in which some of the past villains reappear. In season 4, Terence rounds up some of the villains to form an organization called League Aiming to Menace and Overthrow Spies (LAMOS), of which their members include Tim Scam, Helga Von Guggen, Myrna Beesbottom and Boogie Gus.
Boogie Gus is an afro-wearing guy who first appears in the season 3 episode "Forward to the Past" where he uses Jerry's time machine invention to travel back and forth to steal technology from the future and bring it back to his groovy 1970s past where he creates his own WOOHP organization which stands for World Organization for Harming People. It is revealed that he was actually from the present as a former WOOHP janitor.[r] In season 4, he joins LAMOS where he still sports his 1970s look. In one of the episodes, he uses a ray gun to transform people to a younger version of themselves but dressed in 1980s fashion.[bf] In the double-episode "Like, So Totally Not Spies", he accidentally leaks the information regarding Terence's plans and the secret behind the bracelets to the girls.[bg]
Boogie Gus has also appeared in the spinoff series The Amazing Spiez!, where his son Gus Jr., has a passion for the decade he was born, the 1990s, which included low-tech electronics and ghetto-based outfits. They try to turn everything back to the way it was in the 1990s but are stopped by the spiez.[bh] Boogie Gus is voiced by Joseph Motiki.
Candy is introduced as a coach in the episode "The Black Widows" where her cheerleading squad makes a strong impression in the national competitions. However, it is later revealed that her team is made up of gynoids who have been programmed with the cheerleading routines stolen from the other teams. It is revealed that she was a former student named Margaret Nussbaum who had been rejected by the Honeybees cheerleading team, and has since vowed to have her revenge.[bi] In "Sis-KaBOOM-Bah!" she brainwashes teenage cheerleaders nationwide (including Clover and Mandy) with a small training DVD so they can break her out of prison. Candy is voiced by Amanda Anka.[bi][al]
Gelee is a scientist who appears in "Ice Man Cometh". Deciding that mankind was too evil and destructive to survive, he plans to eliminate everyone by freezing the planet while he and his henchmen hole up in his mountain fortress. He chooses Clover to be his ice queen, and forces her to play a "boring game of chess" with him, but is foiled by the girls and sent to prison.[bj] However, in "Ski Trip", he escapes, and follows the girls to a ski resort where he tries to kill them off in a series of accidents. When he kidnaps Clover, he mistakenly grabs Mandy instead because she wears a red snow outfit that resembles Clover's spy suit. Regardless, he uses Mandy as a hostage to capture the girls. He is last seen at the side of the mountain where he tries to fire a laser at the girls, only to have it bounce off and cause an avalanche that buries him.[c]
Geraldine Husk first appears as the head of a spy agency called Super Protection International (S.P.I.), which during its introduction, becomes extremely successful in capturing criminals, and practically puts WOOHP out of business. However, it is later revealed that she has been using her S.P.I. employees to act as the criminals in fake arrests in order to upstage WOOHP and get her revenge from being rejected from joining WOOHP when she was younger.[bk]
In "Super Agent Much?", Geraldine places a serum in Clover's drink which transforms Clover into a "super spy", with enhanced superhuman abilities and powers, while becoming more selfish. She ultimately recruits Clover to join SPI, and orders her to kill her friends and destroy WOOHP. However, after being thrown in the lake, Clover's bionic abilities are disabled and Geraldine was again captured.[ah] In "Arnold the Great", she tries to ensnare the girls but ends up targeting Arnold instead, giving him some superhero powers.[am] In the season 5 episode "Return Of Geraldine", she is revealed to have hired Blaine to kill Clover, and upon Blaine's failure, changes her goal to make Clover's life miserable.[aq] Geraldine is voiced by Kathy Laskey.[ah]
She is the title character in the episode "The Granny", appearing like a sweet woman in her 80s who likes to bake goodies. In the episode, she is a WOOHP prisoner considered to be very dangerous, but the girls fall for her pleasant personality. She escapes when the girls were trying to transport her to another facility, and reunites with her gang to rob the city's banks but is ultimately foiled by the girls and sent to another prison facility that is more like a retirement resort.[ao] In a follow-up episode "Super Sweet Cupcake Company", she bakes cupcakes that make their consumers compliant to her commands. She escapes prison and uses the cupcakes to rob banks without the bank staff aware of any wrongdoing. She opens a cupcake store that attracts a large crowd but is ultimately foiled by the spy girls.[bl][importance?]
Captain Hayes is obsessed with celebrities. He first appears in "Evil Airlines Much?" where he captains a luxury airplane that transports celebrities from Los Angeles to Paris, France. However it is soon revealed that he plans on keeping the airplane in the skies for a long time.[bm] He returns in "Evil Hotel", where he has escaped from prison and creates an underwater luxury hotel with a very exclusive VIP list. Hoping to fill the hotel with celebrities that he has kidnapped, he also devises equipment to raise the sea level of the world's oceans.[ar] In the season 6 episode "Celebrity Swipe", instead of trapping celebrities at a location, he abducts them and steals their attributes that made them famous so he can become a celebrity himself.[bn]
Helga Von Guggen
Helga is a fashion designer whom Clover notes as an icon in the industry. In the season 1 episode, "Wild Style", she masterminds the abduction of cruise ship passengers along with her assistant Troad where she makes a serum that transforms people into animal-like creatures in order to harvest their fur coats. When she clashes with the spy girls, she is infected by her own serum and transforms into a massive Chimaera-like monster, but is defeated and then captured.[bo] She returns in the season 2 episode "Fashion Faux Pas" where, having broken out of prison, she hatches a scheme where she creates a fashion line called Mystique whose clothing becomes popular, but in reality it will constrict its users to death when activated.[bp] She reappear in the season 4 as a member of LAMOS. In the episode "Evil Jerry", she is arrested,[bq] but escapes and returns in the double episode "Like, So Totally Not Spies" where she and the rest of LAMOS conspire against WOOHP by giving out bracelets that make the spy girls forget their spy history.[bg] She is voiced by Adrienne Barbeau.[bo]
A mime artist who wears an old-fashioned black tuxedo, cape, wine-colored tight pants and top hat. Although he is dressed as a mime, he often speaks, explaining elaborate plans of turning everyone into mime slaves. He despises entertainers such as singers and comedians because they have rendered his practice obsolete and forgotten. His weapon of choice is an accordion outfitted with a cannon that shoots lasers that transform people into voiceless mimes and turns their clothes black and white. In "Mime Your Own Business", he zaps Sam and Alex, and attempts to zap folks all over Beverly Hills.[br] In season 5, he has a three-episode story arc where he is released from WOOHP prison and devises a mime-based theme park where he converts visitors into a mime army. He befriends a fellow mime named Miss Spirit Fingers and commissions her to steal a high tech microchip. However, he later learns that Miss Spirit Fingers is Sam in disguise, and converts her to his cause.[bs] Jazz Hands is voiced by Ben Joseph, who also co-wrote the episode in which Jazz Hands debuted.[br]
The villain of the two-part episode "A Spy Is Born", Lumière is an eccentric Hollywood director who became an outcast from the mainstream film community for his bizarre methods. In revenge, he concocted a scheme where he kidnaps the biggest Hollywood stars and takes them to his private island, filled with various killer robots and death traps. There, the actors would star in Lumière's own personal action movie where all the dangers and deaths would be real.[bt] Following his defeat at the island, he is arrested, but escapes the WOOHP plane taking him into custody, kidnapping Alex and forcing the girls to participate in his new action film. He is eventually defeated by the girls and Jerry.[o] He returns in the episode "0067", where he escapes prison and uses plastic surgery and the alias "Ocram Ereimul" to impersonate an A-list movie producer to manipulate Jerry into capturing Hollywood's top producers.[bu] Marco Lumière is voiced by Dee Baker.[o]
Myrna Beesbottom is a former WOOHP agent who is introduced in the season 3 episode "Space Much?" where she is assigned to be the girls' nanny, which lasts for the duration of that episode. She wears a maid uniform and is very strict on the girls.[ad] She reappears as a villain in the episode "Evil Valentine's Day" where she puts a ring on Jerry's finger that causes him to fall in love with her. Jerry and Myrna marry, however, it is revealed that she did so in order to take over WOOHP headquarters.[s] In the season 4 opener episode "The Dream Teens", she joins LAMOS and develops plasma androids who act as the spies' boyfriends with the purpose of draining the girls' energy.[bv] Despite her large build, Myrna is very agile and strong, with familiarity in ninja martial arts and weapons.[s]
Sebastian Saga is the first villain to appear in the series. He is introduced as the manager for fledgling rock star Ricky Mathis. A former guitar player, he was severely injured in a pyrotechnics accident that he became unable to play guitar and had to use a metal prosthetic left hand and had to style his hair to conceal the left side of his face. In the series' first episode "A Thing for Musicians", he uses hypnotic music in the form of glowing microdisc CDs during Mathis's performances to control the crowd and to incite them into attacking the world's governments. However, the spy girls foil his plans and he is imprisoned.[a] He returns in "Stark Raving Mad" where he has escaped from prison and acts as a DJ at the local raves where he turns the girls' peers into rioters to trash the girls' favorite places such as the skating rink, the art museum, the Beverly Hills mall, and ultimately their high school.[ak] Sebastian is voiced by Jim Ward.[a]
He first appears in "The New Jerry" episode, where he kidnaps Jerry and replaces him at WOOHP, going under the alias "Mac Smit", and giving the girls an assignment but sabotaging their vehicles. He is later revealed to be a former WOOHP weapons technician who developed a heat-ray capable of evaporating the Earth's oceans, and who seeks revenge on the organization.[bw] In "Mommies Dearest" he attempts to get revenge on the girls by mind-controlling their mothers and using them to kill the girls.[g] In "Morphing is so 1987" Tim attempts to destroy WOOHP using "liquid-metal" robots capable of mimicking the appearance of others.[bx] He reappears in season 4 as a member of LAMOS.[bv]
Terence is Jerry's evil twin brother and the primary arch-nemesis starting in the multiple-episode season 3 finale, "Evil Promotion Much?". In that episode, he facilitates the training for the girls so that they can become super spies. At first, Terence appeared to be an easy-going, relaxed administrator, but soon turns against them. His underlying motive is that he was betrayed by his brother when they were copying each other's answers during an exam. He then had his face and voice surgically altered.[ay] In Season 4, he creates an organization called League Aiming to Menace and Overthrow Spies (L.A.M.O.S.), made up of WOOHP villains from previous episodes. During their first meeting, he discovers the silliness of the acronym, but as he had already purchased merchandise with the brand, he keeps it as is.[bv] He wears a white curly wig and runs the group from a leaky submarine where they serve as recurring villains for several episodes. He also makes an appearance in episode "Scary Jerry" on the spinoff show The Amazing Spiez!. Terence is voiced by Pete Capella.
Violet Vanderfleet is a botanist who appears in "Evil Bouquets Are So Passe". She develops a hybrid of poisonous plants that are able to move on their own and knock out their targets with sleeping gas. In the episode, she delivers the plants to all the guys who have dumped her, and plans to use the flowers to destroy all of the men in the world and to stand up for all the heartbroken girls. She is eventually stopped when one of the plants catches a strand of her hair and attacks her, putting her to sleep until WOOHP arrests her and undoes the effects with an antidote.[by] She returns in the episode "Baddies on a Blimp" where she, Manny Wong and Yves Mont Blanc are accidentally released and take over the WOOHP blimp.[as]
Willard is a scientist first appearing in the season 2 episode "Alex Quits". He despises anything that moves too quickly, recalling remarks from his past such as not getting a raise because of working too slow, or not making the track team because of running too slow. After years of failed cloning research, he develops a ray gun that slows down the molecules of its targets, putting them in a state of slow motion.[k] In the season 3 episode "Escape from WOOHP Island", he orchestrates an escape attempt of WOOHP prisoners by employing a different ray gun to bring down Britney's plane, and then disguises himself as her in order to kill the spies and take their plane. However, the spies unmask him, forcing him to attack directly. Although he dislikes speed, his martial arts technique is quick, although not as fast as Britney's.[au] Following "WOOHP Island", he has appeared as a background character in episodes involving WOOHP prisoners. Willard has been voiced by Dee Baker. and Jamie Watson.[au]
Yves Mont Blanc
Yves Mont Blanc is a shoe designer who has been referenced in multiple episodes. In "Evil Shoe Designer", he abducts fashion critics who have responded negatively to his latest designs, and forces them to wear boots that comply with his commands.[bz] He also appears in the episode "Baddies on a Blimp" where helps take over the WOOHP blimp.[as]
- According to her movie profile, Alex chose the yellow color for her spy uniform because it symbolizes strength
- Episodic references
- "A Thing for Musicians". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 1. Closing credits.
- "The Elevator". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 20. Hulu.
- "Ski Trip". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 21.
- "W.O.W". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 13.
- "Do You Believe In Magic?". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 23. 17 minutes in. Netflix.
Clover: Youngest first. You go. Alex: No, oldest first, you.
- "Power Yoga Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 22. Hulu.
- "Mommies Dearest". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 10. Hulu.
- "Zooney World". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 11. Hulu.
- "Aliens". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 13. Netflix.
- "Animal World". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 16. Hulu.
- "Alex Quits". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 18.
- "Boy Bands Will Be Boy Bands". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 8.
- "Physics 101 Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 1. Hulu.
- "Scam Camp Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 13. Hulu.
- "A Spy Is Born Part 2". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 1.
- "The Yuck Factor". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 4. Hulu.
- "Totally Switched". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 19. Hulu.
- "Forward to the Past". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 7. Hulu.
- "Evil Valentine's Day". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 20.
- "Totally Dunzo". Totally Spies!. Season 5.
- "Malled". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 23. Netflix.
- "Evil Professor". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 3.
- "Halloween". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 21. Hulu.
- "The Eraser". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 6. Netflix.
- "Evil Coffee Shop Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 5.
- "Futureshock!". Totally Spies!. Season 4.
- "Attack of the 50 Ft. Mandy". Totally Spies!. Season 4.
- "Totally Busted". Totally Spies!. Season 4.
- "Space Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 4.
- "Evil G.L.A.D.I.S. Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 14.
- "Evil Roommate". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 2.
- "Super Nerd Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 10.
- "Super Agent Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 15.
- "Stuck in the Middle Ages with You". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 4.
- "I Want My Mummy". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 2.
- "Stark Raving Mad". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 14.
- "Sis-KaBOOM-Bah!". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 15.
- "Arnold the Great". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 10.
- "Evil Graduation". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 1.
- "The Granny". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 4.
- "Another Evil Boyfriend". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 5.
- "Return of Geraldine". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 6.
- "Evil Hotel". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 13.
- "Baddies on a Blimp". Totally Spies!. Season 6. Episode 21.
- "Operation Spy-Sitter". The Amazing Spiez. Season 1. Episode 3.
- "Escape from WOOHP Island". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 12.
- "It's How You Play The Game". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 5.
- "Nature Nightmare". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 17.
- "I, Dude". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 9.
- "Evil Promotion Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 24.
- "Deja Cruise". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 12.
- "WOOHP-tastic!". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 21.
- "Totally Switched Again". Totally Spies!. Season 6. Episode 18.
- "Trent Goes Wild". Totally Spies!. Season 6. Episode 16.
- "The Show Must Go On... Or Else". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 19.
- "Ho-ho-ho-no!". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 23.
- "I Hate the Eighties". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 2.
- "Like, So Totally Not Spies". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 18.
- "Operation Gus Jr.". The Amazing Spiez!. Season 1. Episode 9.
- "The Black Widows". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 16.
- "Ice Man Cometh". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 25.
- "S.P.I.". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 15.
- "Super Sweet Cupcake Company". Totally Spies!. Season 6.
- "Evil Airlines Much?". Totally Spies!. Season 3. Episode 16.
- "Celebrity Swipe". Totally Spies!. Season 6. Episode 8.
- "Wild Style". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 15.
- "Fashion Faux Pas". Totally Spies!. Season 2. Episode 24.
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- "Evil Bouquets Are So Passe". Totally Spies!. Season 4. Episode 13.
- "Evil Shoe Designer". Totally Spies!. Season 5. Episode 10.
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