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And, presenting Frightwig! When this beauty lets down her hair, no telling what could happen!

– The Barker introducing Frightwig.[2]

Frightwig was one of Zombozo's minions from the Circus Freak Trio. She is known for her powerful tentacles on her head, resembling hair.


Frightwig has pale skin and black paint on her cheeks and the back of her head.

In the Original Series, she wore a black tight-fitting jumpsuit with yellow stripes on the arms. She had five orange-red tentacles on her head and also wore flat shoes. She had olive green eyes.

In Omniverse, she looks a little younger, and wears a slightly different jumpsuit, which reveals her gray torso and shoulders and is attached to a black top in her chest. She now has six red tentacles for hair, tied up in two pigtails as opposed to hanging down. Her eyes are now yellow.


As a thief, she is motivated by money, causing her to work under the likes of Zombozo and Zs'Skayr. She is dangerous and does not mind putting innocent lives at risk. Although Acid Breath is the leader of the Circus Freak Trio, Frightwig is the mind of the team, being more intelligent than the rest.

She is vindictive, not liking it when her business is interrupted, shown when she wanted revenge on Ben for messing up her chance to get money when he defeated Zombozo.[3]

Frightwig fights in a more agile, careful and acrobatic manner, rather than the crude and careless form of Thumbskull and Acid Breath.


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Frightwig first appeared in Last Laugh as a member of Zombozo's circus, performing robberies whilst Zombozo distracted the town with his show. She, Thumbskull, and Acid Breath fought Wildmutt until Zombozo intervened, and later Upgrade. They were later arrested.

In Ghostfreaked Out, the Circus Freak Trio attempted to rob Bancroft Academy, as Frightwig pointed it out as 'easy money'. The trio encountered a renegade Zs'Skayr were forced to work for him. When Max revealsed his Sun Gun, Zs'Skayr took shelter by possessing the bodies of the trio. After Acid Breath and Thumbskull were incapacitated by Four Arms, he possessed Frightwig and used her to fight Ben. When she was knocked unconscious, Zs'Skayr abandoned her body and entered Gwen's. She was arrested at the end of the episode.

The Circus Freaks returned as part of the Negative 10 in an attempt to get revenge against Ben.


Frightwig appeared in Something Zombozo This Way Comes, when she and her team were re-hired by Zombozo to distract Ben while fed off people's fear. She was defeated by Frankenstrike when he shocked her. Frankenstrike then used her hair to block Acid Breath's mouth. After Zombozo escaped, she and her team were arrested by the Plumbers.

In No Honor Among Bros, she was in her prison cell off-screen, as she was mentioned by Zorian while he checked on the prisoners in Plumber HQ.

In The Most Dangerous Game Show, Frightwig was one of many contestants who tried to win Ben's hand in marriage on Charles Zenith's game show. During the first round she planned to get the contestants out by using her hair to poke Suemungousaur from behind.

Powers and Abilities[]

Frightwig can use her tentacle-like hair to attack, wrap up, and defeat opponents. Her hair is extremely powerful, with black orbs on the tips for greater concussive damage.

Her fighting styles don’t typically consist of hand to hand, but rather using the orbs attached to the ends of her hair/tentacles for punch-based attacks. Other than that, she is cunning and highly flexible, as she exhibits possession of extensive training in acrobatics and gymnastics.


Frightwig can accidentally tie herself up if she tries to whip her hair at an opponent and misses. If the ends are grabbed and pulled, she can be pulled along with them.

Frightwig's hair can be cut, causing her to feel pain.[4]


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  • In the Original Future Timeline, Frightwig is both middle-aged and the leader of the Nuevo Circus Freaks.[pop-up 1][1]
  • Frightwig's powers are similar to the Marvel Comics super heroine Medusalith Amaquelin and the Powerpuff Girls villainess Sedusa.
  • Frightwig has many similarities with Mel, a protagonist from the German comic book series Team Actimel.
  • Frightwig shares her name and prehensile hair with a Brütal Legends unit.



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