Jem and the Holograms meet alot of characters along the way in the 65 episodes of the cartoon series. Most of the main characters were created by Hasbro, and usually it was Christy Marx's job to introduce them in the cartoon. Christy also added her own creations, many of which became regulars in the cartoon. And then there were hundreds of characters created for just quick appearances.

Since the Jem series is about a music group, we get to see alot of musicians of different kinds, but also other people of the entertainment business, media people and fans. We sometimes get an insight on the main characters' families and relatives. There's also alot of troublemakers on the way, many hired by Eric or the Misfits. And of course alot of other interesting characters with various professions.

This guide covers pretty much all of the characters of the entire Jem cartoon TV-series. Over 800 characters in total, divided into 29 pages so far. It contains close-up pictures, descriptions, what episodes they were in (or if all 65 episodes, what episodes are important) for most characters. For some it also contains: name, trivia, where they live/work, quotes, behind the scenes info, voice actors, who they were invented by, if it was released as a doll, and where else they have appeared other than in the cartoon (like Jem books).

Most of these characters aren't major characters. But atleast we get to learn some funny things while we're at it. Like how much effort the model designers put into creating each character, and how consistant the animators could be about re-using finished character designs. Even some of the very minor characters appear in later episodes colored the exact same way. Some appear as new characters though, even though you can clearly see by their design that they're drawn from earlier character models.

The only writers who have actually managed to get her/his invented characters to be used by another episode writer, are Christy Marx with lots of characters, Mary Skrenes with Harriet Horn/Sean Harrison/Connie Long, Ellen Guon (and Christy) with Xanthos, and Buzz Dixon with Flint Westwood. Any characters that weren't created by Christy or Hasbro, weren't in the Jem bible, so that means the writer who re-used another writer's character probably watched it's episodes.

Details:

All characters don't have names and can't be sorted alphabetically, and are instead sorted into a category, the one I judge as most fitting/interesting. Unsorted characters were put into "Background people" or "Other Workers" in the meanwhile.

I've ignored some characters who: are not mentioned by name nor work, are only seen for a second or from behind, have no speaking lines, are only music video characters, or are actually holographic images.

The picture quality is as good as it gets, as some of the characters didn't appear in close-ups.

I can't guarantee that all the characters' names are spelt correctly.

I've tried not to give alot of spoilers, by not providing info about the characters that is revealed at the end of the episodes. You'll have to watch the episodes to learn what happens.

While working on these pages I discover more and more about each character and will continue to expand the information and re-locate some characters. Also, a bunch of more characters are coming up.

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Jem and the Holograms
The main group of the cartoon.

The Misfits
The mischievous rival group of the Holograms.

The Stingers
The new group who love to play mind games.

Boyfriends
Love interests and flirts.

Holograms' Friends
Close friends and acquaintances.

Misfits' Friends
Or fellow troublemakers who work for them.

Starlight Girls
Orphans of the Starlight Foundation.

Relatives
Family and relatives of the main characters.

Musicians
Other music groups, singers and musicians.

Actors
Movies, theater and more.

Fashion & Art
Designers, performers, artists, and makeup.

Magicians
Different kinds of illusionists.

Thugs
Just bad people, working for themselves.

Eric's thugs
People Eric hire to sabotage for Jem.

Media
TV, radio, and behind the cameras.

Production crew
Movies, Music Videos, and Shows.

Security
People of law and security.

Employees
Music companies and home service.

Presenters
Show hosts.

People in Charge
Royalty, leaders, company owners and more.

Health

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and more.

Vehicle Drivers
Vehicle drivers, pilots, and captains.

Restaurant Workers

Chefs, waiters and more.

Couriers
Bringing messages to Jem and the others.

Fans
Even in the cartoon Jem had fans.

Butlers
Butlers and valets.

Background people
A mixed bunch of interesting people.

Other Workers
All kind of professions.

Fairytales
Pretend characters in music videos only.

On top of all the cartoon characters, there were alot of characters created in the books and comics stories. Here are those with names, and what their role was, and what book/comic they are from. This section might get expanded with more content.

Books characters

  • Alan: Keyboard Crisis, Mini World.
  • Amanda, assistant: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • B B Badd: Soap Opera Rockers, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Brad Turner: The Secret Of Rainbow Island #3, Find Your Fate book.
  • Bruno: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Candy Lane: The Video Caper #2, Find Your Fate book.
  • Charles Langley: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Chris Andrews: Keyboard Crisis, Mini World.
  • David Michael Springer, rock singer: Night of a Thousand Earrings, Hardcover. And Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Donna Maddon: Jem And The Brat, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Donovan: Night of a Thousand Earrings, Hardcover.
  • Edwin LaRue: The Secret Of Rainbow Island #3, Find Your Fate book.
  • E T Earwig: Soap Opera Rockers, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Gabriella Langley: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Gloria Van Diore: The Stolen Jewels, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Gordon Walsh: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Harry Knox: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Lt. Henderson: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Henrich Voltmann: The Stolen Jewels, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Holly Pierce, reporter: Video Mischief, Paperback book.
  • Mrs. Hotchkiss: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Joe Frankel: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Joey Bronx: Rivalerna, Äventyr och Pyssel.
  • Katie MacDonald: Night of a Thousand Earrings, Hardcover.
  • Lance Pistol: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Margaret Draper: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Dr. Mason: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Patti Paine: Super Scoop Snoop, Mini World.
  • Mr. Paxton: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Pete: Keyboard Crisis, Mini World.
  • Peter Payne: The Disco-Kids, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Richard Gilley, New York's top fashion photographer: Jewels In The Dark #1, Find Your Fate book.
  • Samantha Walker: The Secret Of Rainbow Island #3, Find Your Fate book.
  • Sarah Anne Paiget-Smith, princess: The Video Caper #2, Find Your Fate book.
  • Shari West: Surprise at Starlight Mansion, Paperback book.
  • Tim Markham: The Disco-Kids, Little Owl Superstars.
  • Walter Kramner: The Stolen Jewels, Little Owl Superstars.
Comics characters

  • Melvyn Megastar, old singer-songwriter who used to work for Starlight Music, and owner of Sunnyside Home: UK Comic #1.
  • J. Smithjudicial procurator, apparently the man who runs Starlight House: UK Comic #1.
  • Jocelyn, Eric's henchman: UK Comic #1.
  • Adrian, Eric's henchman: UK Comic #1.
  • Nigel Carruthers, reporter from London Radio: UK Comic #2.
  • Sapphire Carruthers, wife of Nigel: UK Comic #2.
  • Meryl Murda, impressionist: UK Comic #3.
  • Ace Malone, private detective: UK Comic #3.
  • Marcel, kidnapper: UK Comic #3.
  • Maxamillion Snoad, mentioned only: UK Comic #4.
  • Stan: UK Comic #4.
  • Jack: UK Comic #4.
  • Art: UK Comic #4.
  • Don Wesson, son of circus owners: UK Comic #5.
  • Lotus Maxamillion, busniessman: UK Comic #5.
  • Luigi Bertolini, film director: UK Comic #5.
  • Inspector Rossi: UK Comic #5.
  • Ray "Woody" Peckitt, famous country music singer: UK Comic #6.
  • Jill Jones, hostess of TV-show "Rock On": UK Comic #6.
  • Jayne Peckitt, daughter of Ray: UK Comic #6.
  • Wendy, Starlight girl: UK Comic #6.
  • Mustapha, A TV producer in Egypt, and old collegefriend of Rio: UK Comic #7.
  • Ahmed, museum guard in Egypt, and old friend of Eric: UK Comic #7.
  • Wilbur, Eric's thug in Rockville, brother of Orville: UK Comic #8.
  • Orville, Eric's thug in Rockville, brother of Wilbur: UK Comic #8.
  • Dr. Sato, of Unicef: UK Comic #8.
  • Charles Jackson, of Unicef: UK Comic #8.
  • Dr. M. Stromm, the greatest hypnotist in the world: UK Comic #9.
  • Madame Heather Bilbey, the most famous dress designer in the world: UK Comic #10.
  • Elizabeth Russell, owner of a British fashion house: UK Comic #10.
  • Elizabeth, Russell's butler: UK Comic #10.
  • Julie, new Starlight girl: UK Comic #10.
  • Mr. Van Der Goot, of Van Der Goot Sportswear: UK Comic #11.
  • Crystal Waters, daughter of Stadium owner: UK Comic #11.
  • Alison, new Starlight girl: UK Comic #11.
  • Mrs. Carter, an old lady: UK Comic #11.
  • Jill Jones: UK Comic #12.
  • Bryan Brayson: UK Comic #12.
  • Herman Harper, host of Talent Tonight: UK Comic #12.
  • Sapphire Jewel, musical editor of Gloss Magazine and chat show hostess: UK Comic #12.
  • Sarah Marks, singer-songwriter who won Talent Tonight: UK Comic #12.
  • Janie, Starlight girl: UK Comic #12.
  • Louise, Starlight girl: UK Comic #12.
  • Amanda, Starlight girl: UK Comic #12.

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