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Madeline[1] "Maddie" Fenton is the wife of Jack Fenton and the mother of Jazz and Danny Fenton. She is a scientist, one of the co-owners of Fenton Works, and ghost hunter just like her husband, though she is better at ghost hunting and more intelligent than him. Maddie is considered to be one of the few humans who can actually give some trouble to Danny if she decides to hunt him.

History

In "Prisoners of Love," it's revealed that intelligent women run in Maddie's family. She was born in Spittoon, Arkansas. She has a sister named Alicia, who lives by herself in a cabin in their isolated woodland hometown.

In her college days, Maddie was friends with Vlad Masters and Jack Fenton. The three worked on a Porto-Ghost Portal, but it backfired and caused Vlad to come down with Ecto-Acne. This was due to Jack looking at her instead of his work, causing him to accidentally spill diet cola into the machine instead of ecto-purifier.

Eventually, Jack married Maddie and they had two children: Jazz and Danny Fenton. Maddie became a technical genius and founded her own company, Fenton Works, with her husband. She was interviewed by Genius Magazine. 

However, her interview wasn't included in it once she started talking about her interest in ghosts. Aside from paranormal science and ghost hunting (with which both combined are a very close second), Maddie serves as the more rational parent and shows more concern for her children's welfare than her husband. That said, she has extreme obsession whenever it concerns ghosts and poses a large threat to them.

Unlike Jack, Maddie often takes a more proactive role in fighting ghosts, using a mix of martial arts and high-tech gadgets that she and Jack build, but that he can never quite use correctly.

In "Maternal Instinct", she defended her helpless son (who temporary lost his powers via a Fenton device) against several ghosts allied with Vlad.

In "Girls' Night Out", she teams up with her daughter and Sam to defeat Spectra, Ember, and Kitty when they overtake Amity Park and make all the men disappear.

​​​​​​In "Masters of All Time," Danny tries to alter the past so that the lab accident 20 years prior would never happen and thus cause Vlad Plasmius to not exist.

However, he ended up creating an alternate world where his father is 'Jack' Plasmius and his mother is married to Vlad and keeps her ghost-hunting obsession a secret from him. The timeline is changed to normal when Danny manages to tell both his parents about this false reality. Maddie sent him through her ghost portal where he managed to get reality fixed to what it originally was.

Both Maddie and Jack have learned on four separate occasions that their son is part ghost. The first time was when Dan Phantom/Dark Danny revealed his secret in "The Ultimate Enemy." The second was during an alternate timeline in "Masters of All Time." The third was when Freakshow was after the reality gems in "Reality Trip." And lastly, the fourth was near the end of "Phantom Planet."

Only that last time did they (and the entire world) know permanently, however. Still, in "Reality Trip," she accepted Danny's half-human half-ghost nature, for the short time that she knew.

Appearance

Maddie is a beautiful woman of curvy figure. She has violet eyes, shoulder-length auburn hair, and deep red lipstick. Her children inherited her facial features and figure.

Clothing

S03e03 Maddie stare

A rare moment with Maddie wearing goggles rested above her forehead.

In the series, Maddie is seen wearing a blue rubber jumpsuit with long black gloves and boots. Her suit also has a black belt with one pouch for her equipment. She is sometimes seen wearing her jumpsuit hood, which she wears along witth a pair of black lab googles with red lenses.

Personality

Maddie is a firm believer in what can be strongly evidenced (in the Danny Phantom universe, that includes ghosts) and is more rational than her husband.​​​

Unlike Jack who merely wants to rip them apart, Maddie believes in a more scientific approach, preferring to examine them. Of course, she often unknowingly makes Danny nervous whenever she talks about how she wants to dissect a ghost or study the remains after she blasts them to tiny bits. Like Jack, Maddie is none too friendly towards ghosts, though she's not quite as fond of destroying them outright.

Despite her obsession with ghosts, Madie absolutely loves her family and will do anything to defend them.

Relationships

Danny Fenton

Danny used to be really close with Maddie when he was little. Despite not being as close to his mother now, Danny still loves Maddie and looks up to her.

For most of the series, Maddie sees Danny Phantom as an evil "filthy ghost" and doesn't trust him in spite of his constant heroism. However, when she and Jack learn of their son's true identity in instances like in Reality Trip and Phantom Planet, they accept Danny for who he is, telling him that they'll always love him no matter what.

Jack Fenton

Maddie has known both Jack since collage, where they were fellow members in a club about ghosts. Afterwards, the two married and work together as ghost hunters. Though their approaches are different, they always support each other. Maddie has always stayed true to their relationship and defends Jack against Vlad whenever Vlad has spoken ill of him.

Vlad Masters

Maddie has known Vlad since college, where they were fellow members in a ghost-themed club with Jack. During that time, she had been unaware of Vlad's feelings for her. Even in the present, she views Vlad as just a friend, despite his attempt to amend that opinion.

In "Maternal Instinct", Vlad declares his feelings to Maddie, feelings which she doesn't return nor appreciate, especially when he speaks poorly about Jack. After this, Vlad falls into Maddie's ill-graces.

In "Reign Storm," when Vlad claims to have saved Danny's life, Maddie's opinion of Vlad improves out of gratitude, but she continues to harbor a mixed opinion towards him. It has since been consistently shown that she still doesn't trust him.

Abilities

Genius-level Intellect

Maddie is considered a technical genius, creating most Fenton devices with her husband, which often help her son in his adventures.

She sometimes works on her own set of inventions, like the Maddie Modulator, a device to alter spectral frequency and reverse the process. Usually, she doesn't have time to work on them because she has to deal with fixing everything Jack breaks.

Combat Skills

Maddie is an accomplished martial artist (with a ninth-degree black belt) as well as a marksman. Along with her high-tech equipment, she uses her combat skills to defeat ghosts effectively.

Sightings

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Trivia

  • The jumpsuit hood that Maddie wears bears a resemblance to Catwoman from the Batman comics except there are no cat ears on her jumpsuit hood.
  • Maddie's maiden name and other members of their side of the family haven't been revealed.
  • In "The Fright Before Christmas," it is revealed Maddie doesn't believe in Santa Claus, leading to many arguments with her husband (who does) every year around Christmas, a tradition that they actually enjoy.[2]This activity lefts Danny very depressed and stressed.
  • In his "Danny Phantom 10 Years Later" video, Butch Hartman imagined that Maddie would have two tracking ghosts on a chain leash so she can hunt down ghosts easier, especially in the Ghost Zone.

Gallery

S02e01 Sam's photo album
Click here to view the gallery.

References

  1. "Maternal Instinct"
  2. Danny in "The Fright Before Christmas": "And that’s when I thought, maybe this is the moral: In the same way my folks love their old Christmas quarrel, everyone celebrates in the way of their choosing."
V - E - H - DCharacters in Danny Phantom
Protagonists
Danny Phantom | Jack Fenton | Jazz Fenton | Maddie Fenton | Sam Manson | Tucker Foley
Antagonists
Andy | Archer Ghost | Bertrand | Box Ghost | Brenner | Bullet | Clones of Danny | Dark Danny | Desiree | Download | Elastica | Ember McLain | Executioner Ghost | Femalien | Fran | Freakshow | Fright Knight | Ghost Writer | Goliath | Green Kid | Hotep RA | Johnny 13 | Kitty | Lunch Lady Ghost | Lydia | Medusa | ‎Monster Cat | Nightmerica | Nocturn | Operative K | Operative O | Pariah Dark | Pariah's soldiers | Penelope Spectra | Prince Aragon | Shadow | Skulker | Skulktech 9.9 | Sleepwalkers | Sullivan | Technus | Terminatra | Thrash | Tucker Phantom | Undergrowth | Vid | Vlad Plasmius | Vortex | Vulture Ghosts | Walker | Youngblood | Youngblood's assistant
Allies
Clockwork | Cujo | Dani Phantom | Frostbite | Pandora | Princess Dorathea | Wulf
Other ghosts
Amorpho | Baby Face Boyle | Behemoth | Box Lunch | Cerberus | Crystal Leviathan | Dairy King | Ectopuses | Ember's ghost band | Empress She-Wolf | Eyeball ghost | Fancy ghost duo | Gas mask ghost | Ghost Pegasus | Ghost Snake | Ghost Unicorn | Ghost Wolf | Ghost Worm | Klemper | Lake Monster | Observants | Poindexter's classmates | Sayonara Pussycat | Scarlet Samurai | Sidney Poindexter | Sojourn | Sphinx | Walker's goons
Other humans
Agent Alpha | Alicia | Casper High lunch lady | Connie | Damon Gray | Dumpty Humpty | Grandpa Fenton | Harriet Chin | Hazmat agents | Hobson | Ida | Irving Burns | Jasper | John Fentonightingale | Lance Thunder | Madam Babazita | Maddie hologram | Mayor Montez | Mr. Falluca | Mr. Lancer | Nate | Operative L | Operative M | Police officers | Principal Ishiyama | Sam's Parents | Ms. Tetslaff | Tiffany Snow | Tracey | Tucker's grandmother | Tucker's Parents
Students
Ashley | Blond male student in green sweater vest | Blue capped male student in orange | Boy with purple hair | Brittany | Dale | Dash Baxter | Elliot | Girl with braces | Hannah | Jock with braces | Kwan | Male student in flash jersey | Male student in red stripes | Male student with green beanie | Mia | Mikey | Nathan | Paulina Sanchez | Rebecca | Red hoodie male student | Ricky Marsh | Sarah | Spike | Star | Tiffanie | Valerie Gray
Animals
Delilah | Jasmine the cat | Maddie the cat | Pookie | Scaredy Cat


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