This is a list of characters from the Pixar media franchise Monsters, Inc. consisting of the 2001 film Monsters, Inc. and the 2013 film Monsters University.

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SettingEdit

The monster characters reside in the city of Monstropolis. According to a DVD bonus feature, Monstropolis was founded after all of the monsters who once co-existed with humans were all chased off the mainland and eventually moved to an island on an unknown world where they have lived ever since. The only way for them to enter human-inhabited areas was via closet doors.

The company Monsters, Inc. provides Monstropolis with power from the screams of human children that have been scared by specialized agents who work for Monsters, Inc. called "scarers". There are also companies that rival Monsters, Inc. in this endeavor, such as Fear Co. and Scream Industries.

The city also provides universities at which monsters can study to scare, the most prominent in the storyline being Monsters University for its outstanding Scaring Program. One of its rivals is a college called Fear Tech.

Appearing in both filmsEdit

James P. SullivanEdit

James Patrick "Sulley" Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman in the film series, Brian Cummings in Monsters, Inc.: The Video Game, Joel McCrary in Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity 3.0, Christopher Swindle in Kingdom Hearts III) is an 8 foot tall bear-like turquoise-furred male ogre with horns, purple spots, razor-sharp claws on his hands, furry talons for feet, a theropod-like tail, spikes running down his back and shark-like fangs. Even though he excels at scaring children, he is kindhearted, thoughtful and affects a relaxed, amiable personality. In the film's beginning, he is "The Best Scarer" for several months running.

Monsters University depicts the college-age Sulley as a talented but lazy student whose father Bill had made a name for himself as a proficient Scarer. He and Mike start as arch-rivals in their introductory scaring class, but eventually form a friendship that lasts even beyond their expulsion from the university.

Mike WazowskiEdit

Michael "Mike" Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal in the film series, Carlos Alazraqui in the video games, Ivar Brogger in Cars Mater-National Championship, Noah Johnston as his younger self in Monsters University), is a 3 foot tall green monster with a ball-shaped body, a single big eyeball, two small horns, skinny arms and legs. He also has claws, but they are not as sharp as Sulley's.

In Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, Mike is depicted as a proud monster. Mike had a lonesome childhood and struggled to make friends. On a class field trip to Monsters, Inc., Mike was inspired to become a scarer professionally, but other students made fun of him because he was perceived as undeniably "unscary".

Even so, Mike was accepted into Monsters University's scare program, where he was introduced to James P. Sullivan in a SCARE 101 class. Mike initially disliked Sulley for his arrogance and bad work ethic. This dislike escalated into a major disruption made in class which resulted in Mike and Sulley's expulsion from the scare program. Mike then works out a deal with the dean of the school to re-enroll in the program on the stipulation that he wins the Games. Sulley joins Mike, despite Mike’s protestations.

Mike and Sulley joined the Oozma Kappa fraternity at Monsters University to qualify for the Games. Mike and Sulley begin to build a friendship as they compete together. During the final event, Sulley cheats, and both Mike and Sulley are expelled from school. After being expelled, the two were offered jobs as workers in the Monsters, Inc. mailroom nonetheless. They advance through the ranks until Sully is a scarer and Mike is his assistant. In Monsters, Inc., Mike runs Sulley's station on the scare floor and they are close friends and roommates. Mike is dating Celia Mae at this time. Additionally, Mike helps Sulley in his mission to save Boo.

Mike is portrayed as a comedian in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort attraction, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. Mike is not only known for his humor, but also his intelligence. He has made appearances in other Pixar movies, such as Finding Nemo, Cars, WALL-E, and Toy Story 3.[1]

Randall BoggsEdit

Randall (Randy) Boggs (voiced by Steve Buscemi in the film series, Peter Kelamis in the Disney Infinity video game series, J.P. Manoux in the video game and Kingdom Hearts III) is a Cianfa Donati-inspired dark purple, impatient, eight-legged chameleon-like lizard monster with an ability to change skin color and blend in completely with his surroundings, as well as a number of other colors. he is very flexible, nimble and is an excellent climber. He is Sulley's nemesis and Mike's arch-rival and former best friend.

In Monsters, Inc., he is Sulley's arch-rival on the scare floor, as well as Jeffrey Fungus' boss. The two vie for position as the area's top scream collector,a competition set up to encourage working. ironically, he does manage to win top position for a few seconds, until James comes back from a slumber party, thus winning it back. They also compete for The All-Time Scare Record,and tensions rise high as that fateful time approaches. Henry J. Waternoose secretly approaches Randall and orders him to build a scream extraction machine ,a sort of vacuum device with a tube on the end, and use it on kidnapped children to solve the city's energy shortage, figuring it would be for the company's good, and make sure it did not "go under", as Henry put it. Randall agrees to help him, but still attempts to win before that. One night,Randall leaves a door activated on the Scare Floor,when he was doing a bit of late-night work, and a little girl,later dubbed Boo,gets through it. Randall makes several attempts to use the Scream Extracter on Boo, but they all fail, because Michael and James got it into their heads to stop him. Then,James and Michael steal Randall's door key and flee into the Door Storage Building with Boo, hotly pursued by the owner. After their final battle there,Randall is thrown through a door by Sulley into the human world and winds up in a house trailer whose inhabitants beat him senseless, believing him to be an alligator.(and goodness knows WHAT they did with him after that!) Sulley and Mike destroyed the door to prevent Randall from returning to the monster world and thus foiled his plan.

In the prequel Monsters University, Randall (nicknamed "Randy") enrolls at the same time as Mike Wazowski and the two end up as friends and roommates. He is insecure and shy at first, having trouble controlling his camouflage abilities, which Wazowski helps him get past, and he is a model bookworm. When Randall is accepted into Roar Omega Roar, the top fraternity in the university, he becomes more ambitious, confident, and ultimately more arrogant and short-tempered, abandoning Wazowski. After an embarrassing failure at the Scare Games to Sulley, Randall vows to himself to never be outdone by Sulley again ("That's the last time I lose to you, Sullivan!"), thus starting Sulley, Mike, and Randall's unfortunate conflict.

Appearing in Monsters, Inc.Edit

BooEdit

Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) is a 2-year-old human girl who becomes Sulley and Mike's friend.

During Randall's secret late-night work on the Scare Floor, Boo gets into the factory and Sulley tries various attempts to put her back,none of which worked,so he eventually puts her inside a duffle bag. When Sulley brings this up with Mike at Harryhausen's, Boo gets out and frightens the patrons; the CDA have to "decontaminate" the restaurant. While Mike and Sulley are at home, they discover that the girl is not toxic after all. Sulley quickly grows attached to the girl and names her "Boo". The next day, they smuggle her into the factory disguised as a child of one of Sulley's relatives, and Mike attempts to return her through her door. Randall tries to kidnap Boo, but kidnaps Mike by mistake. When Boo was brought into the simulation room after Mike and Sulley escaped from Randall, she ended up severely frightened by Sulley's roar. When Mike and Sulley tried to return Boo to her home, Mr. Waternoose had Mike and Sulley exiled to the Himalayas. Sulley returns to the factory and rescues Boo from Randall's Scream Extractor. During the chase through the large storage vault, Boo's laughter ends up causing all the doors to operate. Eventually, Boo gets over being afraid of Randall, and helps to defeat him. Sulley and Mike are able to access Boo's door, but Mr. Waternoose and the CDA send it back to the Scare Floor. Mike distracts the CDA, while Sulley escapes with Boo and her door, although Waternoose follows. The CDA's undercover leader is revealed to be Roz, and she allows Sulley and Mike 5 minutes to return Boo to her world. Once Sulley and Mike have returned Boo to her room, her door is put through the shredder. Sometime later, Mike takes Sulley aside revealing he has rebuilt Boo's door requiring only one more piece which Sulley had taken as a memento, the one taped to his clipboard. Sulley inserts the last piece, reactivates the door and enters to find Boo there.

Henry J. WaternooseEdit

Henry J. Waternoose (voiced by James Coburn) is a five-eyed humanoid crustacean-like monster in Monsters, Inc. He is the CEO of Monsters, Inc. The company has been in Waternoose's family for 3 generations as he had inherited the company from his father at the age of 142. Waternoose also previously had a mentoring relationship with Sulley.

Waternoose is first seen where he reminds Thaddeus Bile and the other trainees about the dangers of a human child getting into Monstropolis after Thaddeus left the door opened. He has been impressed with Sulley's progress. However, Mr. Waternoose is distraught to learn that the impending energy crisis is increasing, due to many children being desensitized and being unable to be scared by monsters, which might put the company on the verge of being shut down.

When Sulley tells Waternoose that he can get the company through the energy crisis, Waternoose tells Sulley to tell that to the board of directors. When Boo is eventually discovered and Sulley and Mike wanted to return her home, Waternoose agrees to help them, but he later reveals that he and Randall are hand in glove. Waternoose was actually planning to kidnap Boo and several more children to extract their screams to fight the energy crisis and that Randall himself is just an accomplice to Waternoose's plan.

At that point, Waternoose betrayed both Sulley and Mike by exiling them to the Himalayas to ensure that they don't interfere with their plans any further (as they have found out too much about their scheme), though Waternoose would later regret recruiting Randall; he even argues with Randall about how he should not have trusted him since it led to Sulley and Mike getting involved with his plans, forcing him to banish them. Regardless, Randall tells Waternoose the Scream Extractor would revolutionize Monsters, Inc and that there won't be any need for scarers. Before Boo's screams can be extracted, Sulley (having traveled to a nearby village to return to the monster world by closet door) returns and rescues Boo while destroying the machine and using it to pin Randall, Waternoose, and Fungus to the wall (although Randall was quick enough to dodge it) before escaping as Randall gives pursuit. After Sulley and Mike defeat Randall and trap him in the Everglades, Mr. Waternoose has called in the CDA to help apprehend Boo and arrest Sulley and Mike, attempting to frame them as the criminals responsible for the crisis. Mike, carrying who they think is Boo, distracts them before running off. While the CDA gave chase to Mike, Sulley ran off with Boo as Waternoose gives chase after they accidentally get his attention. Waternoose follows Sulley to the simulation bedroom before Sulley jams the entrance shut with a metal pipe to hold back Waternoose long enough for Sulley to install Boo's door and supposedly activating it. He eventually manage to break through and Sulley argues with Waternoose over his and Randall's wrongdoings, declaring he will do anything to save the company from being shut down while attempting to end the energy crisis, even if it means kidnapping many children for and doing away with anyone who stands in his way to ensure that their plot remains a secret. Brutishly knocking Sulley out of his way, he tries to grab Boo from the bed, but instead grabs the simulation child. Just then, the wall goes up to reveal that Mike is behind the controls and he records Sulley and Waternoose's confrontation, exposing Waternoose and Randall's plot as Waternoose watches in shock, now realizing that he had been tricked. With this incriminating evidence, the CDA turns on Waternoose and arrests him. As he is being dragged away, Waternoose yells at Sulley and claims that he destroyed the company and that the energy crisis will only get worse because of him before he is pulled out of the room. Waternoose is last seen loaded onto the CDA's van as Sulley becomes the new CEO of Monsters, Inc., proving Waternoose's theory wrong by changing the company's approach from scaring to laughter (which proves to be more effective), allowing the company to gain enough power to end the energy crisis for good.

Despite not appearing in the prequel Monsters University, Waternoose is seen in a photo at the end of the movie (sporting a mustache and afro which he did not have in the original film) shaking hands with Mike and Sulley as they are being promoted to becoming a Scare Team, which may have started the mentor-like bond between Waternoose and Sulley.

The Xenon processor, used in the Xbox 360, developed by Microsoft and IBM under the IBM chip program was codenamed "Waternoose" in the character's honor.[2]

Celia MaeEdit

Celia Mae (voiced by Jennifer Tilly) is a one-eyed monster with snakes-like hair and tentacles for legs. She works as a receptionist at Monsters, Inc. and is Mike Wazowski's girlfriend. When Mike is at a date with Celia at Harryhausen's, a sushi restaurant, Boo made herself known as the CDA raid the place and use a device that caused an energy dome that "decontaminated" Harryhausen's. Celia was among the monsters who were decontaminated at that time, which then forces her and her snakes hairs to wear neck cones after enduring the decontamination, much to her embarrassment. As a result, Celia is now angry at Mike and she confronts him the next day, and she unintentionally slips Mike's involvement in the incident the previous night while scolding him, which Randall discovers. When Mike and Sully were being chased by Randall, Celia angrily grabbed onto Mike threatening to break up with him if he did not tell her what was happening; though Mike stated that they are trying to get Boo back to her room, Celia didn't believe him at first until Boo appeared over Sully's shoulder. Celia does a diversion by announcing that Randall had broken the Scare Record. She is seen again at the end of the film, having fully recovered and made amends with Mike, and tells him that a box full of magazines has just arrived. Both she and Mike are surprised to see that Mike has made the cover of the magazine (although his face is covered by a bar code). She kisses him and her hair (snakes) tickles his face. Mike seemed to enjoy the tickling and kissing from Celia and her snakes. During the credits, Celia takes part in Mike and Sulley's play "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me".

Despite not appearing in Monsters University, Celia is seen in a photo in Mike's locker room, where he puts up a new photo of himself and Sulley in their first day as a Scarer Team, next to Celia's near the end of the movie.

Jeffrey FungusEdit

Jeffrey "Jeff" Fungus (voiced by Frank Oz) is Randall's red-skinned three-eyed assistant. Despite being partnered with Fungus, Randall seems to be annoyed by his antics and would often abuse him and boss him around. Fungus also is terrified by Randall's behavior and his involvement in the plot to kidnap human children and extract their screams forcibly, but feels either blackmailed or too intimidated to confront Randall, and is inwardly glad that Mike and Sulley are sabotaging the sinister conspiracy. When Randall attempts to test the extraction machine on Mike, Sulley puts Fungus on the chair and rescues Mike. The scream machine renders Fungus unconscious and blanches him white implying the machine will cause considerable physical harm if used on a child. In the end following Randall's defeat and Waternoose's arrest, Fungus is forgiven for his involvement by Sulley (who becomes the company's new CEO) and is now happy taking on a job of making children laugh to collect more power.

RozEdit

Roz (voiced by Bob Peterson) is a slug-like monster who is the key master and administrator of Scare Floor F. Near the end of the film, she is revealed to be Number One of the Child Detection Agency (CDA), having been on an undercover assignment to investigate the company and expose Randall and Waternoose's scheme.

She also makes surprise appearances in three outtakes of the film, when Boo is in the toilet cubicle with Sulley, the CDA shaves and showers George Sanderson, and when Sulley proves to Boo that there is no one behind her bedroom door.

She appears briefly near the end of the prequel Monsters University as a member of the CDA squad that responds to the break-in at the Door Lab. Although she wears a full-body protective suit that covers her face, her shape and voice give away her identity.

Needleman and SmittyEdit

Needleman and Smitty (both voiced by Dan Gerson in the film, Stephen Stanton in Monsters at Work) are two monsters that work as maintenance and errand monsters at Monsters, Inc. Both of them worship Sulley and the ground that he walks upon. One of their jobs at Monsters, Inc. is to operate the Door Shredder (a woodchipper-like device that shreds the doors of children that are not afraid of monsters and spits out the doorknob).

In one of the outtakes, Smitty accidentally calls Sullivan "Solomon", while another (the last) outtake of the film sees it shred the door too fast; it later runs backstage with them holding on to it (thus almost destroying the backstage equipment and props). Needleman and Smitty are also part of the company play, taking the roles as Randall and Fungus respectively.

Scarers of Scare Floor FEdit

The Scarers of Scare Floor F are the co-workers of James P. Sullivan and Randall Boggs. Among these are:

  • Augustus "Spike" Jones - An orange slug-like monster with tons of retractable spikes on his back. In "Monsters University," it was shown that Spike had graduated from Fear Tech and was a former worker at Fear Co.
  • Bob Peterson - A light blue dinosaur-like monster with removable teeth. He is named after Bob Peterson.
  • George Sanderson (voiced by Samuel Lord Black) - George Sanderson, a character based on the famous Big Floppy, is a one-horned furry monster who is good friends with Mike, Sulley, Lanky, and Claws. In Monsters University, he was a member of the Jaws Theta Chi fraternity. In Monsters Inc. when George emerged from one of the doors with a sock on him, his assistant Charlie sees this and shouts "23-19" which ended up calling in the CDA to take care of this. After the sock is removed and destroyed, George is then shaved, showered, and applied a neck cone to him. When in the locker room, the toys that Sulley hid in a nearby locker fell on him causing Charlie to shout "23-19" which caused the CDA to work on him again. When Charlie picks out a door to a house in the Himalayas, Sulley emerges from it and unknowingly placed a sock on him. This time, George shoved the sock in Charlie's mouth and banished him by throwing him through the door but he escaped through the door and was with George seeing Waternoose being out in the CDA van. By the end of the film, George's fur had grown back. He is good friends with Mike and Sulley and Pete "Claws" Ward.
  • Harley P. Gerson - An orange monster with only a large mouth and two legs.
  • Harry "Bud" Lucky - A thin turquoise Octopus monster with long shaggy purple hair covering his face. He is named after Bud Luckey.
  • Joe "J.J." Ranft - A red monster with huge fists and three eyes. He is named after Joe Ranft.
  • Nicholas "Lanky" Schmidt (voiced by Joe Ranft) - A monster with a small head and long arms and legs who is good friends with Peter "Claws" Ward and George Sanderson. When interviewed about the "kid-tastrophe", he claimed Boo flew over him and used laser vision to blast a car.
  • Pete "Claws" Ward (voiced by Joe Ranft) - A blue crocodile-like monster with retractable sharp claws and horrifying breath who is good friends with his assistant. When working on one door, he ran out and told his assistant that the child he tried to scare almost touched him resulting in his assistant calling for a door shredder making it the 58th door the company lost this week. He appears to be less fearsome than he appears, as he was seen despairing at his aforementioned failed scare attempt and later crying during Mike's solo number in the company play. He is good friends with Lanky Schmidt and George Sanderson.
  • Ricky Plesuski - A green monster with a huge mouth filled with sharp teeth, snail-like eyes, and eight legs. In "Monsters University," it is shown that Ricky had graduated from Fear Tech and was a former worker at Fear Co and Scream Industries.
  • Josh Rivera (voiced by Lee Unkrich) - A tall, slender orange monster with six tentacles for arms and four shorter tentacles for legs. He is from the same race as the grocer Tony.
  • Theodore "Ted" Pauley (voiced by Katherine Ringgold) - A purple monster with a Gorilla-like stature and 16 removable eyes.

In an outtake of the film, taken in slow motion, Sulley gets tripped over as the scarers make their entrance and falls, causing a domino effect where all the other scarers fall as well (Randall initially laughs at Sulley, but eventually falls as well). After everybody gets tripped over, a crew member peeks his head out clapping the upside-down clapperboard.

Assistants to the Scarers of Floor FEdit

  • Betty (voiced by Teresa Ganzel) - A light blue monster that is a two-eyed version of Jeff Fungus and is the assistant of Rivera.
  • Charlie Proctor (voiced by Philip Proctor) - A blue monster with snail-like eyes and tentacles for arms that is the assistant and good friend of George Sanderson. He would often freak out whenever a human object would come in contact with George, leading to the latter's forcible decontamination by the CDA.
  • Chuck (voiced by Danny Mann) - A pink beige frog-like monster with 4 arms and also assists Claws Ward.
  • Stuart - An turquoise monster with crab-like legs and a stalk with one eye who assists Harley Gerson.
  • Frank - A 1-eyed 4-armed green monster with no visible mouth that has a ruff of fur around his stalk. He also assists Bob Peterston.
  • Kevin - The assistant of Ted Pauley and is a yellow Chalooby.
  • Marge - The assistant of Schmidt and a starfish-like monster.
  • Sylvester - A light green slender monster with round 4 or 5 legs who assists Joe J.J. Ranft.
  • Trevor - The assistant of Luckey and is a red Chalooby.
  • Waxford - A five-eyed monster with tentacles for legs that is the assistant of Spike. He was mentioned by Mike as having shifty eyes and was later seen with Randall asking if he knows anything about Boo.
  • Zack - A 3-eyed pistachio-like monster who assists Ricky.

Thaddeus BileEdit

Thaddeus Bile (voiced by Jeff Pidgeon) is a trainee Scarer who is also called "Phlegm". He was seen at the beginning of the movie botching his training by leaving the door open as well as being scared by the simulation child (voiced by Lisa Raggio) causing him to slip on a soccer ball and fall on some jacks. By the end of the film, he begins working on Scare Floor F where he has successfully made a child laugh by slipping on a soccer ball and falling on some jacks again.

CDAEdit

The CDA (short for Child Detection Agency and voiced by Teddy Newton) are an assortment of different monsters in hazmat suits whose main job is to respond to any reported incidents of contact between monsters and children or their belongings, since it is believed that such contact is toxic. They isolate and destroy any items accidentally brought back into the monster world. Any monsters that comes in contact with a human object are quickly and forcibly decontaminated while having a neck cone applied afterwards.

They first appear when George Sanderson gets a sock on him and they had to decontaminate him after the sock is destroyed. When Boo gets into Monstropolis and appears at Harryhausen's, the CDA end up "decontaminating" the building and then disinfected the patrons. They later find the bag containing Boo that Mike and Sulley left behind at the restaurant, which traced them back to Monsters, Inc. where they end up searching the building. In one moment, two of the CDA members ask Sulley for an autograph to give to Bethany, the daughter of agent 00002, whom he mentions. Henry J. Waternoose had the CDA called in to cut the power to Boo's door as soon as it lands so as to contain Boo and arrest Mike and Sulley. Mike does a diversion that involved throwing one of Boo's socks on one of the agents and then had the other agents chase him. This trick enabled the CDA Agents to be present when Henry confesses his motives that involved abducting children to keep Monsters, Inc. alive. The CDA Agents arrest Waternoose as Mike and Sulley discover that Roz is the Number One of the CDA. During the credits, a CDA agent directs a monster to his seat during Mike and Sulley's play "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me."

In Monsters University, the CDA are called when Mike and Sulley had entered a door that led to a human area. After Mike and Sulley make it back to Monsters University, they are taken away by the CDA.

JerryEdit

Jerry (voiced by Steve Susskind) is a red monster with seven fingers who works as a floor manager for Scare Floor F.

TonyEdit

Tony (voiced by Guido Quaroni) is a tall, slender orange monster with a moustache, two tentacles for arms and four shorter tentacles for arms. He is a grocer that works at Tony's Grossery and was first seen telling Mike and Sulley that somebody is about to break the All-Scare Record and throws them blood oranges while wishing them the best of luck.

Abominable SnowmanEdit

The Abominable Snowman (voiced by John Ratzenberger)or Yeti, is a monster from Monstropolis who got banished to the Himalayas. He is an expert of making snow cones. He greets Sulley and Mike when Henry J. "Mr." Waternoose and Randall Boggs banish them to the Himalayas. While the Abominable Snowman tries to make Mike and Sulley feel at home in his abode, he understands Sulley must rescue Boo, and tells him of a Nepalese village at the foot of the mountain whereupon they can regain access to the monster world. Despite everything, the Abominable Snowman seems to have made the best of his fate and genuinely seems to enjoy the human world.

In the credits to Cars, he appeared as the Abominable Snowplow.

In Monsters University, he was shown to have worked as a mailroom supervisor at Monsters, Inc. He warns Mike and Sulley not to mess with the mail which is a crime punished by banishment (which possibly hints why he was banished).

TedEdit

Ted is the largest monster in the movie,but only his elephant-like legs,covered with large, coarse brown scales,are shown at all. he also seems to be the only monster that can't talk,instead he crows like a rooster. he is shown at a crossroads waiting for the light to change with Mike and Sulley. Sulley yells good morning up at him,he crows back,then the light turns green,and Ted stumps across the road,causing an earthquake with every step.

Appearing in Monsters UniversityEdit

Dean Abigail HardscrabbleEdit

Dean Abigail Hardscrabble (voiced by Helen Mirren[3]) is the strict dean of Monsters University. She is a dark red dragon-like monster with centipede-like legs and red bat wings. Dean Hardscrabble was modeled after a type of centipede called Scolopendra gigantea (also known as the Amazonian giant centipede). When Dean Hardscrabble attended Monsters University in her youth, she was a member of the Eta Hiss Hiss sorority and is the founder and a four-time consecutive champion of the Scare Games.

She first appears where she flies into Professor Derek Knight's class at the beginning of the first day. She then also appears during the Scare Exam at the end of the semester that helps to weed out the least-worthy scarers from the University's School of Scaring. Mike was kicked out as Hardscrabble considered him "not scary" and "what [Mike] lacked is something that cannot be taught" (i.e. he lacked any actual scariness). Sulley was kicked out by Hardscrabble when he performed an incorrect scare due to his lack of studying and preparation (instead relying on his natural scaring prowess). This caused both of them to be kicked out of the School of Scaring. Mike later finds out that the only way to get back into the scaring program is to compete in the Scare Games with a fraternity of rejected monsters called Oozma Kappa. As a result, Mike makes a deal with Dean Hardscrabble that Oozma Kappa wins the Games, they will be reinstated back into the scaring program. Otherwise if they lose, Mike will have to leave the school forever. Sensing this opportunity, Sulley offers to join in Oozma Kappa allowing the team to gain entry.

During the Scare Games, Dean Hardscrabble is secretly watching Mike and Sulley competing from afar, aware and expecting that they are both going to fail. For the Toxicity challenge after Oozma Kappa came in last place, Hardscrabble stated to Mike that only a miracle can save him from expulsion. By coincidence before she could even finish her sentence, one miracle actually happened when Brock Pearson announces that Jaws Theta Chi is disqualified for using an illegal protective sting ointment during the Toxicity challenge which puts Oozma Kappa back into the competition. Dean Hardscrabble then keeps an eye on Oozma Kappa during the remaining challenges.

But after Oozma Kappa wins the Games when they beat Roar Omega Roar in the final round with the scare simulators, Sulley confesses to Hardscrabble that he cheated by setting Mike's simulator level to easy just to make Oozma Kappa win due to Mike's inability to scare. An outraged Hardscrabble orders him to leave the campus when all of a sudden, she is alerted that Mike had secretly snuck into the door lab, prompting Sulley to go there to save his friend, despite Harscrabble's warnings.

Dean Hardscrabble then shuts down the door in question, which led to a cabin at a campsite in a park until the authorities arrive, but Mike and Sulley manage to escape back by scaring several human adults in the form of a team of park rangers. Their actions led to both Mike and Sulley being expelled from Monsters University and Hardscrabble was sad to let them go because of their actions. While considered as a major offense to her school, their actions ended up surprising her (something which no one has ever done). Dean Hardscrabble had Oozma Kappa enroll into the Scaring Program (despite Mike's and Sulley's actions) admitting to Sulley and Mike that she was impressed by their performances in the Games.

Professor Derek KnightEdit

Professor Derek Knight (voiced by Alfred Molina[4]) is a dinosaur-like monster who teaches SCARING 101: Intro to Scaring at the School of Scaring. He often weeds out the least worthy students so that the best of the best can move on to becoming Scarers. Professor Knight is also shown to be a fan of Bill Sullivan. When he is first seen during the exam that would determine who will take part in the School of Scaring, Dean Abigail Hardscrabble "assists" him where she weeds out Mike for not being scary and Sully for doing an incorrect scare. Professor Knight is later seen with Dean Hardscrabble when Sully admits that he rigged Mike's scare simulator during the final Scare Games event. During the credits, he has a card saying that he worked at Fear. Co.

Professor William BrandywineEdit

Professor William Brandywine is a round monster with yellow fur whose eyes are invisible. He works at Monsters University's School of Engineering where he teaches Scream Canister Designs to his students. Don Carlton's character model was used to make Professor Brandywine.

LibrarianEdit

The Librarian (voiced by Marcia Wallace) is an elderly female monster that works at the library at Monsters University. She is a large slug-headed teacher with six monstrous tentacles for legs and gray hair. The Librarian is involved in the "Avoid the Parent" challenge of the Scare Games where the Librarian's reaction to noise is made to emulate the danger of parents and how a Scarer has to get along without being caught by one. Any team who is caught by the Librarian is thrown out of the library and eliminated from the competition. That is what happened to Slugma Slugma Kappa when they were caught by the Librarian. The Oozma Kappa group gives up on silence after Sulley accidentally knocks over with a ladder and they start a noisy display to distract and confuse the Librarian to get their flag.

Oozma Kappa studentsEdit

Oozma Kappa (, suggestive of "OK") is one of the six fraternities at Monsters University. It is mostly filled with good-natured misfits. Besides the protagonists Mike and Sulley, among the members of Oozma Kappa are:

  • Don Carlton (voiced by Joel Murray[5]) - Don Carlton is a mature monster who returned to Monsters University to learn how to use computers and maybe consider trying for scaring. He is the President of Oozma Kappa. Don later got engaged to Scott "Squishy" Squibbles' mother Sherri. During the credits, it is shown that Don had gotten a job as a scarer at Monsters Inc. under the moniker "Dangerous Don Carlton".
  • Art (voiced by Charlie Day[5]) - Art is a purple furry monster with an arch shape and a questionable background (in a scene he revealed that he was in jail before). It is shown during the credits that he got a job as a scarer at Monsters Inc.
  • Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (voiced by Peter Sohn[5][6]) - Scott Squibbles is a five-eyed jelly monster whose mother owns the fraternity house. It is shown during the credits that he got a job as a scarer at Monsters Inc., under the moniker Scott "Scary" Squibbles.
  • Terri and Terry Perry (voiced by Sean Hayes[6] and Dave Foley[5]) - Terri and Terry are a two-headed monster with one eye on each head, four arms, and tentacles for legs. Terri's head has one horn while Terry's head has two horns. Terri, a dance major, is the naively optimistic one of the two while Terry, an English major, is more morose but has a fondness for close-up magic. They are very different personality wise but they work well together as shown in the Scare Games. It is shown during the credits that they got a job as a scarer at Monsters Inc., under the moniker "Terrifying Terry and Terri Perry".

Roar Omega Roar studentsEdit

Roar Omega Roar (RΩR) is one of the six fraternities at Monsters University. It is made up of the best of the best as they are the smartest, most-skilled, and scariest monsters at Monsters University. Besides Randall, among the members of Roar Omega Roar are:

  • Johnny J. "The Jaw" Worthington III (voiced by Nathan Fillion[7]) - Johnny J. Worthington III is the confident President of Roar Omega Roar who is a big bully to Mike Wazowski, as well is the rest of the RORs. He competes against Mike in the last round of the Scare Games. During the credits, it is shown that Johnny got a job as a Scarer at Fear Co.
  • Chet "The Claw" Alexander (voiced by Bobby Moynihan[7]) - Chet Alexander is a one-eyed lisping crab monster that serves as the Vice President of Roar Omega Roar. During the credits, it is shown that Chet got a job as a scarer at Fear Co. He competes against Terri and Terry in the final round of the Scare Games.
  • Chip Goff - Chip Goff is a purple monster with two horns and vampire fangs who roars like a Wookiee. He is the only member of the fraternity (Sulley not included) to wear a fraternity letterman jacket: the rest of the fraternity wear cardigans or letter sweaters in accordance with their "elite" image. He competes against Squishy in the final round of the Scare Games.
  • "Howling" Javier Rios - Javier Rios is an insect-like monster with four arms and pink eyes. He competes against Art in the final round of the Scare Games. During the credits, it is shown that he got a job as a scarer at Monsters, Inc.
  • Reggie "Bruiser" Jacobs - Reggie Jacobs is a dark green monster with three eyes and grass-like hair all over his body. He competes against Don Carlton in the final round of the Scare Games and loses to him.

Python Nu Kappa studentsEdit

Python Nu Kappa (PΝΚ, suggestive of "pink") is one of the six sororities at Monsters University. The female students here - aside from being near identical to each other with minor color differences, are smart, frozen-hearted, and merciless. Every time they get announced or tell Oozma Kappa they're "going to rip them to pieces," they all hiss and their eyes glow even in the dark. In the Scare Games, Python Nu Kappa was eliminated after they got lost in the maze and accidentally scared teenagers during the "Don't Scare the Teen" event. According to the "Monsters University Essential Guide," all of the members of Python Nu Kappa want to work at a crematorium. Among the members of Python Nu Kappa are:

  • Carrie Williams (voiced by Beth Behrs[7]) - Carrie Williams is a three-eyed pink monster with red hair who is the fearless President of Python Nu Kappa. During the credits, it is shown that Carrie got a job as a scarer at Scream Industries (although the Scare Card picture shown is actually Britney's).
  • Britney Davis (voiced by Beth Behrs) - Britney Davis is a three-eyed light green monster with pink hair.
  • Crystal DuBois (voiced by Beth Behrs) - Crystal DuBois is a three-eyed purple monster with red hair.
  • Heather Olson (voiced by Beth Behrs) - Heather Olson is a three-eyed blue monster with purple hair.
  • Naomi Jackson (voiced by Beth Behrs) - Naomi Jackson is a three-eyed pink monster with purple hair. During the "Don't Scare the Teen" event, it is seen that Naomi can breathe fire, and she fires at a cardboard teenager who says, "You're lame."
  • Taylor Holbrook (voiced by Beth Behrs) - Taylor Holbrook is a three-eyed purple monster with pink hair.

Jaws Theta Chi studentsEdit

Jaws Theta Chi (JΘΧ, suggestive of "jocks") is one of the six fraternities at Monsters University. The students here are big on brawn and small on brainpower. In the Scare Games, Jaws Theta Chi was disqualified for using a sting ointment that would prevent them from getting swelled upon coming in contact with the child's toys (represented as sea urchins) during the "Toxicity Challenge" event. Besides George Sanderson, among the members of Jaws Theta Chi are:

  • Roy "Big Red" O'Growlahan (voiced by John Cygan) - Roy "Big Red" O'Growlahan is a big red monster with eye stalks who is the President of Jaws Theta Chi. He competed with an Omega Howl student to get Sulley into their group.
  • Dirk Pratt - Dirk Pratt is a yellow furry monster with sharp teeth and a mace at the end of his tail.
  • Omar Harris - Omar Harris is a small bean-like monster with six legs and bat-like wings who can fly. During the credits, it is shown that he got a job at Scream Industries.
  • Percy Boleslaw - Percy Boleslaw is a one-eyed purple monster with horns.
  • Baboso Goretega - Baboso Goretega is a blue slug-like monster. While appearing in promotional material for the film, he is never actually seen in the final film (except for a minor appearance in a Fear Tech jacket).

Slugma Slugma Kappa studentsEdit

Slugma Slugma Kappa (ΣΣΚ, suggestive of "eek") is one of the six Sororities at Monsters University. The students here spend most of their days working out and running drills to perfect their scaring skills. In the Scare Games, Slugma Slugma Kappa was eliminated after they were caught by the Librarian during the "Avoid the Parent" event and thrown out thanks to a distraction from Oozma Kappa. Among the members of Slugma Slugma Kappa are:

  • Carla Delgado - Carla Delgado is a pink monster with tentacles for arms and legs who is the President of Slugma Slugma Kappa. According to the "Monsters University Essential Guide," Carla is an ace swimmer.
  • Brynn Larson - Brynn Larson is a purple three-eyed bean-shaped monster with purple skin and can run fast.
  • Debbie Gabler - Debbie Gabler is a turquoise monster with turquoise hair. She has one eyestalk on top of her hair.
  • Donna Soohoo - Donna Soohoo is a purple snake-like monster with hair all over her head that is covering her face. During the credits, she gets a job at Monsters, Inc.
  • Maria Garcia - Maria Garcia is an orange monster with parted hair covering one eye.
  • Violet Steslicki - Violet Steslicki is a big one-eyed purple monster with brown twisted horns.

Eta Hiss Hiss studentsEdit

Eta Hiss Hiss (ΗSS, suggestive of "hiss") is one of the six Sororities at Monsters University. The students here have a goth and emo style. This was the sorority that Dean Hardscrabble was a part of when she attended Monsters University. In the Scare Games, Eta Hiss Hiss was eliminated after they didn't find good hiding places in the "Hide and Sneak" event. According to the "Monsters University Fearbook" and the "Monsters University Extensive Guide," the members of Eta Hiss Hiss are an award-winning A Cappella group. Among the members of Eta Hiss Hiss are:

  • "Roaring" Rosie Levin - Rosie Levin is a rock monster with pointy glasses and earring-covered horns that is the President of Eta Hiss Hiss. Every time someone calls their team, she hisses. During the credits, Rosie gets a job at Monsters Inc.
  • Nadya Petrov - Nadya Petrov is a dark pink monster with three eyes and purple hair.
  • Nancy Kim - Nancy Kim is a short one-eyed monster with a long striped neck and six crab-like legs. She is the smallest of the group and she later gets a job at Monsters, Inc. in the end.
  • Rhonda Boyd - Rhonda Boyd is a pink slug like monster with one eye with darker pink hair/spikes.
  • Sonia Lewis - Sonia Lewis is a blue monster with eyes that protrude from the top of her head with oversized two front teeth and has a black jacket with small white polka dots.
  • Susan Jensen - Susan Jensen is a pink monster with a small torso, but with long legs and arms. She has purple and pink hair covering one of her eyes. She is known as the greatest agile circus performer.

Brock PearsonEdit

Brock Pearson (voiced by Tyler Labine[7]) is a massive purple bird-like monster with a beak, two horns on his head and sharp claws on his hands. He is the Vice-President of the Greek Council. Brock and Claire commentate on the Scare Games. Brock was credited as "Greek Council VP."

Claire WheelerEdit

Claire Wheeler (voiced by Aubrey Plaza[7]) is a three-eyed grey monster who is a member of the Greek Council. Her look is quite distinct as she dresses much darker than any of the other monsters seen on campus. She and Brock commentate on the Scare Games. Clair was credited as "Greek Council President."

Slug StudentEdit

The Slug Student (voiced by Bill Hader) is a student that attended Monsters University. When school starts, the Slug Student slithers to get to his class. By the time he gets to his classroom in the post-credits scene, he learns from the janitor (voiced by Philip Proctor) that the school year is over and he missed it and slithers home.

Ms. Karen GravesEdit

Ms. Karen Graves (voiced by Bonnie Hunt) is a pink slug monster that was Mike's grade school teacher.

Frank McCayEdit

"Frightening" Frank McCay (voiced by John Krasinski[7]) is a superstar Scarer on Scare Floor D at Monsters, Inc. who inspires Mike to want to be a Scarer. He is a tall, light blue monster with retractable claws, numerous spikes on his head, and five tentacles as legs.

Ms. Sherry SquibblesEdit

Ms. Sherry Squibbles (voiced by Julia Sweeney[7]) is a monster who is the mother of Scott Squibbles. She also owns the Oozma Kappa fraternity house. By the end of the film, Sherry gets engaged to Don Carlton. While she maintains the appearance of a sweet-natured housewife, aspects of her personality seem to reflect a wild youth, such as her taste in music and her participation in college party activities.

Archie the Scare PigEdit

Archie the Scare Pig is the mascot of Fear Tech (a rival school of Monsters University) that Sulley steals. Mike later catches Archie by tipping over a trash can and trapping him. The other students gave Sulley the credit for catching Archie much to the dismay of Mike.

The Smile SquadEdit

The Smile Squad is the team that helped Mike get registered for his first day and give him information about Monsters University. All of their names rhyme with "ay". Among the members are:

  • Jay - Jay is a pink monster with two eyes on his head and tentacles for hands and legs. He contacts incoming students and directs them to the registration hall.
  • Kay - Kay is a yellow bean-shaped monster with three eyes. She works at the registration table.
  • Trey - Trey is a blue slug-like monster. He is in charge of taking the photo for a student's I.D. card.
  • Fay - Fay is a blue monster with blue hair and two eyes on top of her head and tentacles for hand and legs. She gives new students an orientation tour of the university's facilities.
  • Ray - Ray is a blue monster with two eyes on his head. He is stationed at the dormitories and assigns new students their room.

Monsters, Inc. Professional ScarersEdit

During Mike's childhood, his class encountered various Scarers in their field trip to Monsters, Inc. Besides Frank McCay, among the famous Scarers are:

  • "Jumping" Jerry Jablonski - A light green monster who is a recolored version of Rivera.
  • "Screaming" Bob Gunderson - Bob Gunderson is a large, shaggy red muskox-like monster with curly horns, giant bushy eyebrows that conceal his eyes completely, and a giant bushy, black mustache. He was seen during Oozma Kappa's "field trip" to Monsters, Inc.
  • Betty Stevenson - A red one-eyed monster with two large cow-like horns.
  • Carl Johnson - A purple one-eyed monster with a single horn on his head
  • Carla "Killer Claws" Benitez - Carla "Killer Claws" Benitez tall yellow monster with long purple claws which are her big attribute. She was seen during Oozma Kappa's "field trip" to Monsters, Inc.
  • Carol Dallmar - A yellow monster who is a recolored version of Ricky Plesuski.
  • Clive Carver - A light blue monster who is a recolored version of Augustus "Spike" Jones.
  • Darryl Payne - A green monster with long, thin arms and legs, three eyes, and sharp spikes covering his body.
  • Dorothy "The Pink Widow" Newbern - A pink pompom spider-like monster.
  • Earl "The Terror" Thompson - Earl "The Terror" Thompson is a blue monster with four eyes and a dark blue mustache resembling himself a tarantula. He was a famous scarer working at Monsters, Inc., who had a particularly long career, continuing to scare at old age. He appears two times in the film. The first time is when a younger Earl can be seen during the prologue during young Mike's field trip. Much later, the Oozma Kappa Students see him during their "field trip" to Monsters, Inc.
  • Hank "The Tank" Knapp - Hank "The Tank" Knapp is a giant, dark green, toad-like monster. In the earlier parts of the film, Hank argues with Frank about the superiority between Monsters University and Fear Tech.
  • Jason Chiang - A red-and-yellow-striped monster with bat-like wings.
  • Raj Kapoor - A purple Indian rhinoceros-like monster with spike-like "hair" and a short horn on his nose.
  • Rufus Remerez - An maroon monster that is a recolored version of Ricky Plesuski.
  • The Kowalski Sisters - Tracey, Stacey and Casey are a three-headed purple dragon-like monster.
  • Tommy Gill - A rectangular yellow monster with one eye, scale-like hair, and dark yellow spots.
  • Walter "Wailing Walt" Friedman - A shaggy yellow monster with three horns on his head and two upward-pointing fangs
  • Willy Nowicki - A blue slug-like monster with bat wings and two horns on his head.
  • Lockness Kayola - A yellow mug-like bat with oranges in his horns on top of his bald soft head.

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