Jem Characters

Eric's thugs

Techrat

A genius at high-tech, computers, electronics, sound equipment and laser-effects, in his early 20's. He works for Eric and creates gadgets for the Misfits and the Stingers. He doesn't care if his gadgets are used for evil purposes as long as they work as he meant them to. And usually his gadgets end up causing alot of trouble for Jem and the Holograms. Still Jem and the Holograms have never seen him and have no idea who he is. He is not very social, he hangs out in his "Rathole", and does not like to be touched, until he meets Minx who is the one person who he has allowed to come close to him. Techrat isn't aware of Synergy, but knows that Jerrica has some kind of technical device.

See Techrat's inventions on it's own page here.

Replaces Zipper, but Zipper does appear in two episodes after Techrat first appears.

He actually gets an episode named after him "Trick Or Techrat".

Episodes:
12:
The Music Awards Part 1
The Music Awards Part 2
The Jem Jam Part 1
The Jem Jam Part 2
Treasure Hunt
The Jazz Player
Trick Or Techrat
The Presidential Dilemma
Journey To Shangri-La
Journey Through Time
Video Wars
That Old Houdini Magic

Invented by:
Christy Marx.

Released as a doll:
No.

Zipper

Eric's original helper. A very cruel and heartless thug. Where Techrat would use clever gadgets to help Eric and the Misfits disturb Jem and the Holograms, Zipper was alot worse. He was ready to do just about anything for a flat fee, whenever Eric needs help sabotaging for Jem and the Holograms.

Whenever the Misfits weren't around to cause trouble, he added that extra bit of danger to the episodes.

Was originally named "Perve".

Changes haircolor after some episodes from blonde to black. Disappears from the show after the episode "Hot Time In Hawaii" where he is arrested by the police.

Episodes:
10:
The Beginning
Disaster
Kimber's Rebellion
Frame Up
The Battle Of The Bands
The World Hunger Shindig
Last Resorts
In Stitches
In Search Of The Stolen Album
Hot Time In Hawaii

Invented by:
Christy Marx.

Released as a doll:
No.

Buster

One of the punks that works with Zipper, robbing a casino, and kidnapping Jem and the Holograms.

This could aswell be Tork.

Drives a motorcycle.

His outfit changes color between the episodes "Frame Up" and "The Battle Of The Bands".

Episodes:
Frame Up
The Battle Of The Bands

Tork

One of the punks that works with Zipper, robbing a casino, and kidnapping Jem and the Holograms.

This could aswell be Buster.

His outfit changes color between the episodes "Frame Up" and "The Battle Of The Bands".

Episodes:
Frame Up
The Battle Of The Bands

Dumbo

One of the punks that works with Zipper on kidnapping Jem and the Holograms. He doesn't appear to be very bright.

Episodes:
The Battle Of The Bands

Flak

One of the punks that works with Zipper on kidnapping Jem and the Holograms.

He only makes a quick appearance in one single clip, but was originally meant to appear more than that.

Episodes:
The Battle Of The Bands

Manny Malone

A sly private detective, the best in the biz according to himself, hired by Eric to find out Jem's real identity. He follows Jem and the Holograms to the Starlight Drive-in, takes pictures of Synergy and attempts to smash Synergy when she starts alarming. He is the first person to ever guess that Jem and Jerrica is the same person, and he of course reveals all this to Eric.

In the UK Jem comics No 3 in the story "False Feathers", there's a private detective working for Eric called Ace Malone, and he's dressed the same way, in a coat and a hat.

Episodes:
Frame Up
The Battle Of The Bands

Another thug who works with Zipper to do Eric's dirty work for the World Hunger Shindig. He threatens Jem and the Holograms with a gun and locks them in.

He knows how to ride a horse.

Episodes:
The World Hunger Shindig

Yet another one of Zipper's men who sabotages the ski contest for Jem and the Holograms, in order for the Misfits to win. This bearded guy turns a ski path sign to the wrong direction, where a snowcovered hole is waiting for Kimber. Was arrested.

Episodes:
Last Resorts

One of Zipper's men, also during the ski contest, who aims a snowcanon toward Shana, which makes her land on a block of ice in a river. Was arrested.

Episodes:
Last Resorts

A banker who practically extorts the ski resort owner Rick, when he demands Rick's mortgage payment by the end of the week for Rick not to lose his business. He is secretly in cahoots with Eric, who runs the other skiresort, and has sabotaged Rick's resort in hope of buying Rick's resort. The reason these two crooks are working togheter is that they've secretly found a silver mine on Rick's resort.

Trivia: Says the title of a Jem and the Holograms song "Time Is Runnin' Out", before the song even appears in the cartoon.

Episodes:
Last Resorts

Carlton Stanford

A councilman who seems to know Eric, and is very familiar with helping out public spirited citizens like Eric, when bribed with a contribution of money to his re-election fund. He helped Eric pass a law, by changing a residential zone to a commercial zone, so that Eric would be able to tear down a building where he wanted to build the biggest record album factory on the east coast.

Trivia: Bobby Bailey consider's him a con artist.

Episodes:
Old Meets New

Mickey

Climbs up and and cuts off the power line of the building where Bobby Bailey's band recorded their hits, just as Bobby and Jem and the Holograms are walking by. But apparently he's a fast runner.

Episodes:
Old Meets New

Torch

An agressive thug who breaks in and sabotages the piping of the building where Bobby Bailey's band recorded their hits, which Jem and the Holograms are trying to save.

Episodes:
Old Meets New

A mobster that Eric does business with by betting his money on a certain car in the Indy 500 race. For once it's Eric who is the underdog to his creepy acqauintances, and has to make sure he takes care of his part of the deal. Eric has made sure they know who the winner will be, by bribing the sponsor of the usual winner Martino, and putting an illicit engine into their own driver's car. Unfortunately for them, Jem and the Holograms becomes their new challenge.

Episodes:
Intrigue At The Indy 500

Vise

This huge "handyman", works for the guy to the left, and cleans up when things or people get sloppy. He is the one who sabotaged Martino's racecar.

Perhaps this name was an injoke on the fact that there was a Jem writer named "David Wise"?

Episodes:
Intrigue At The Indy 500

Dave Danielson

A promoter who approached Kimber and Stormer with a deal offering them a recording contract. But infact he was just another thug working for Eric, who required some collateral, namely Kimber's half of Starlight Music, if they would fail to produce a hit record, which he and Eric's other thugs intended to make sure they did.

Episodes:
The Bands Break Up

A studio man working for Eric, on scamming Kimber and Stormer, to make sure their album isn't released, so Eric will get Kimber's half of Starlight Music according to a contract Kimber signed. Everything seems to go wrong with him around, really bad backup singers, tape breaks, and recordings turn out lousy.

Episodes:
The Bands Break Up

Terrance Landau

A real estate agent who offers to finance the Misfits' concert "Midnight Madness", because both part want to see Jem's Halloween benefit concert fail. As far as he's concerned, he thinks the old opera house where the benefit concert is held at, "ruins his beautiful skyline". When the city auctions it off to pay the back taxes, he intends bribe the right people to make sure he gets it, whereon he will demolish it and build new condos, in which he has promised Eric to be a partner. He actually takes part himself, along with Eric and Techrat, in scaring Jem and the Hologram out of the building.

Episodes:
Trick Or Techrat

Eric's punks

A violent gang of 8, hired by Eric to ruin the presentation of the Jem Jam. They arrive claiming to be fans of Jem, to give Jem and the Holograms bad publicity in front of all the reporters. Some of them seem to have made little adjustments to their looks to resemble Jem fans. Eric had it all planned out: the Misfits are there with their new glowing fibre-optics outfits to steal the spotlight, and Clash disguised as a reporter leads the reporters away.

D.R.

The leader of the gang, who has a black star earring. After Jem and the others have fought back, he and Quinch are the last standing, and runs away scared.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Quinch

A muscular guy with a pink mohawk who says they're fans of Jem. Runs away scared along with his leader D.R.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Skinhead

Rio and Johnny take care of this guy.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Skinhead #2

Armed with a chain, threatens the audience into being Jem fans, and is about to steal some guitars. Rio and Johnny take care of this guy.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Skinhead #3

This skinhead actually met Jem and the Holograms once before he came armed with a chain to ruin the Jem Jam presentation, at the club The Storehouse where he is the only one nice enough to lead them to "Chubette", the soda machine.

Episodes:
In Search Of The Stolen Album
The Jem Jam Part 1

Punk

Grabs a camera and makes a reporter say he loves Jem. Lena's charm is able to distract him, before she stamps on his foot with her high heels.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Punk #2

This muscular guy is no match for Aja's judo.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Punk #3

A patriotic punk, who is captured by Ashley and Deidre, helped by Lela, Krissie, Becky, Terri and Anne.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Punk #2

Character that was cut before episode was animated.

Episodes:
The Jem Jam Part 1

Misfits Girls

Eric wants to win the price in the Xanthos' treasure hunt, and comes up with the idea to hire a group of girls to compete for him. Only, he intends to cheat to make sure they win. He uses Techrat's technology to communicate the answers to the riddles to them, after Techrat has searched his computer for the correct answer (an early version of the internet?). Each team gets to include one adult, who isn't allowed to help them solve the riddle, Pizzazz joins them, to do just that, help them.

Molly

Seems to be the leader of the girls, and her personality somewhat resembles Pizzazz, which Eric points out. She steals the map from the Starlight girls. Isn't really into reading.

Episodes:
Treasure Hunt

Ellen

The right hand of Molly, much like Roxy is to Pizzazz.

Named after one of the writers, Ellen Guon.

Episodes:
Treasure Hunt

Sandra

The nicest and most clever of the girls, much like Stormer. She doesn't seem to want to cheat as badly as the rest. She seems to appreciate books.

Episodes:
Treasure Hunt

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