Wednesday, the latest installment of The Addams Family, has already won over viewers’ hearts around the world. The series boasts strong characters like Wednesday who fights for justice no matter what she has to endure.
The show also features many captivating characters. From Bianca the fiery firebrand to Xavier the kind, there are plenty of characters for viewers to love.
Wednesday Addams is one of pop culture’s most beloved characters. She has starred in multiple comic series, live-action films, TV shows (including the original 1960s television series Halloween with the Addams Family) and recent Netflix series as well as being the star of several animated movies.
She displays an array of odd behaviors which make her character captivating to many viewers, though some of these traits may cause concern. She often acts out of character due to being perceived as an outcast and having difficulty connecting with others – leading to some annoying behaviors in some viewers’ opinion.
Wednesday has gained a large fan base both online and offline. She boasts an impressive Twitter following as well.
Her outcast personality and lack of concern about fitting in make her an intriguing character to observe. Additionally, she’s known for her deadpan humor and fondness for chaos.
Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams (played by Jenna Ortega) is vastly different from previous versions. While still possessing her signature deadpan humor and chaotic behavior, this Wednesday has supernatural powers.
Wednesday is gifted with visions of her brother Pugsley being bullied in her dreams, as well as being able to identify people in her dreams – which gives her insight into solving murders at Nevermore Academy. She can use these abilities to confront those responsible for Pugsley’s abuse.
Uncle Fester is a master of many trades and often attempts to solve the family’s issues. Additionally, he is an incredibly loyal member of the clan.
Thing is one of the series’ most underrated and useful characters. He appears as a disembodied hand that performs various useful tasks for the Addams Family.
Ted Cassidy portrayed Thing in the original television series as a disembodied hand that occasionally emerged from a box to run around on its fingertips. In some scenes, he also donned a watch with an eye, which may have been used for sighting.
Wednesday and her parents are immensely appreciative of Thing’s services, as he often notices when something is amiss with the family or home. He’s always there to lend a helping hand when Wednesday needs it most.
He displays an admirable compassion and sympathy for others, even those not related to him. He forms strong connections with people who share similar interests such as Enid Sinclair.
Though Thing is an INTJ, his personality does not always reflect it. He can be quite snarky and quick to snap at others when they hurt his feelings. On the other hand, he also shows great loyalty; as demonstrated when he saved Wednesday’s life after she was stabbed.
Larissa Weems, principal of Nevermore Academy, is passionate about her students and upholds the school’s reputation. Additionally, she is a shapeshifter – meaning she can transform into any person or being.
In the series, she takes on the appearances of Rowan Laslow, Tyler Galpin, an unnamed gray-haired man and, in a scene from the show’s premiere episode, Judy Garland. Her subtle yet deep resentment towards Morticia Addams (Catherine Zeta-Jones) make for an intriguing character.
Gwendoline Christie, who played Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, says she had an idea for the character and worked closely with director Tim Burton and costume designer Colleen Atwood to bring it to life. For inspiration she looked to heroines such as Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak.
She watched many Hitchcock films to study his distinctive way of moving, with poise and elegance, as well as a more balletic stance. “It was very important for me that she was very expressive on screen,” said the actress, adding that this “felt very feminine”.
She was thrilled to join the cast of Wednesday, which debuted at #1 on Netflix in 83 countries and set a record for most hours watched by an English-language Netflix series. It marked the first time she felt beautiful on screen. But the role proved challenging so she had to dig deep to get to know the character better.
Gomez, the iconic head of The Addams Family, is a retired lawyer from Spain who currently resides with his wife Morticia and son Pugsley. He’s an affable, romantic, eccentric and passionate individual who appreciates all things macabre.
He’s an enthusiastic and adventurous individual who loves to travel the world. Despite his unusual social standing, he possesses a genuine caring and kind heart which strives to make everyone around him contented.
His devotion to his wife and children is evident, often changing his moods from depressed to joyful. Unfortunately, his fascination with ghoulish things may lead him to act out and cause harm to those around him.
Gomez was originally from Spain and still speaks with a strong accent. He enjoys listening to music, particularly flamenco and classical styles.
Gomez also plays the guitar and sings, making him unique among Addams Family characters with his own song featured in the animated series.
He sings the classic Michael Lippa song, “Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else but Love.” This jazzy and swinging number has an infectious melody.
He’s a talented singer and is immensely proud of his voice. To improve his abilities, he listens to different musicians. Additionally, he admires his brother Fester greatly and strives to emulate him in the future.
Morticia was known to be a witch from her childhood days, and she still possesses the gift of seeing visions. Through this ability, Morticia can communicate with the dead and hold seances – something she sometimes uses for spiritual cleansings.
She has a deep-felt devotion to her family and home. She relishes spending time with her daughters and son.
Though she can be overprotective of her children, she is always there for them when they need her most. As one of the most dedicated members of The Addams Family, she will go above and beyond to protect those she cares about most.
She possesses an Enneagram Nine personality type, making her a deep and faithful person who can be counted on to fulfill her promises. Furthermore, she exhibits great empathy, being able to empathize with others on many levels.
When it comes to love and relationships, she is deeply dedicated to her husband Gomez. This devotion is evident through many means, including public displays of affection.
Morticia’s devotion to her husband is so strong that she often attempts to keep him away from other women, especially during her marriage to Gomez who can hardly resist Morticia’s charms.
She is an excellent friend and a natural leader, always doing what is best for her family and her friends. Additionally, she is an incredible mother with an intense devotion to her daughter Wednesday.
Marilyn Thornhill is the sole teacher at Wednesday Addams’ Nevermore Academy. A Normie, as they say in New England, she lacks any demonic or magical powers and teaches botany – an intriguing topic for a school like Nevermore to cover.
She also teaches a special class in her greenhouse, where students get to see how she uses carnivorous plants as teaching tools. Her classroom is truly remarkable!
In addition to being an effective way for her message to get across, this move by the show also serves a purpose as it leads up to an exciting reveal about its biggest mystery: who is behind Hyde?
The best part is that we don’t have to wait for Season 2 to find out. Ricci’s portrayal of Thornhill is one of the show’s highlights, and she has been recognized for it by numerous outlets.
At the end of the day, she may be the most impressive character onscreen but what really stands out about her is her role in the show’s first season: far more significant than many other recurring characters. Now that Wednesday has her in place, he can focus on discovering what’s wrong with Hyde and putting an end to it once and for all.