Well Mummies & Mansters tonight I am infuriated at the propaganda of an anti-Illuminati group that has claimed our beloved guys & ghouls at Monster High are brainwashing the youth of America with symbolism of the Illuminati.
First, let us define the word Illuminati....
The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776 to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women's education and gender equality. The Illuminati—along with other secret societies—were outlawed by the Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, and permanently disbanded in 1785. In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed they had regrouped and were responsible for the French Revolution.
In subsequent use, "Illuminati" refers to various organizations claiming or purported to have unsubstantiated links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, and often alleged to conspire to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations to establish a New World Order and gain further political power and influence. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music videos.
So how does all of this apply to the student bodies? Well, first you'd have to try not laugh your head off or burst at the seams reading this article posted on Vigilant Citizen.
If you manage to make it back let us now define Monster High....
Monster High is an American fashion doll franchise created by Mattel in July, 2010. The characters are inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, thriller fiction, and various creatures therefore distinguishing them from most fashion dolls. They were created by Garrett Sander, with illustrations by Kellee Riley and illustrator Glen Hanson.
The Monster High franchise also includes other consumer products such as stationery, bags, key chains, various toys and video games. There are also Monster High TV specials, a web series, a direct to DVD movie, and software. Lisi Harrison & Gitty Daneshvari are the authors of the Monster High books. The characters are depicted as being either related to or as offspring of famous monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, Medusa, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Phantom of the Opera, and zombies and more. The characters are usually referred to as ghouls, rather than girls.
Let us dig deeper into our student body...
Frankie Stein (voiced by Kate Higgins) - Frankie is the daughter of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein. When first introduced she was 15 days old (her age is assumed to have gone up as days passed). Clumsy, polite, kind, and a good friend to have and be around, Frankie has black and white hair in the show, but in the novel it is black (except when she is at the monster-themed dance), and her body is held together by stitches and has neck bolts. She is considered the new ghoul in school and eager to make friends. She is no longer considered the new ghoul in school because she has been a character for about a year now. This character has heterochromia, two different colored eyes and hair.
Clawdeen Wolf (voiced by Salli Saffioti) - Clawdeen is the daughter of a werewolf and has an older brother named Clawd Wolf, 1 younger sister named Howleen Wolf and 1 older sister named Clawdia. But she has many other brothers and sisters which is (voiced by Debi Derryberry) - Draculaura is the daughter of Count Dracula. She was 1599 years old and is now 1600 years old as of Valentine's Day. She has a pet bat named Count Fabulous. She is in a relationship with Clawd Wolf, who is the brother of her best friend, Clawdeen. Although a vampire, she is a vegan and does not drink blood, and is scared to say the word "blood" as she faints when she hears it. Her fangs are visibly seen protruding from her mouth, even when not talking. Her skin is a pale pink.
Cleo de Nile (voiced by Salli Saffioti) - Cleo is the 5,842 year old daughter of The Mummy and has an older sister named Nefera who is 5,845; three years older than Cleo and a father named Ramses De Nile. She has a pet snake named Hissette who is venomous. She is the fearleading squad captain, the queen of the social scene and Deuce Gorgon's girlfriend. She is a self-centered diva but also a good friend. In "Ghouls Rule", she has befriended the niece of Headmaster Van Hellscream, Lilith van Hellscream.
Deuce Gorgon (voiced by Yuri Lowenthal in Volume 1 and 2, Cam Clarke in earlier parts of Volume 3, Evan Smith in later appearances) - Deuce is the 16-year-old son of Medusa. His whole family can turn anything to stone. He has a passion for cooking, but he keeps it a secret from most other students. He is the captain of the casketball team and loves skateboarding. Deuce is shown to be friendly, outgoing, confident, and with many friends. He is dating Cleo de Nile. He wears sunglasses to prevent him from turning other people to stone temporarily and has green snakes on his head.
Lagoona Blue (voiced by Laura Bailey) - Lagoona is the 15 year old daughter of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Lagoona is from "Down Under", which refers to her Australian accent. She is able to talk to water animals. She is also a lovable and sporty ghoul who is shown to have many friends around Monster High. Her skin dries out very easily and she has to use lots of moisturizer. Her pet is Neptuna, a Pirahna. She is the girlfriend of Gillington "Gil" Webber, whose parents initially did not approve of their relationship.
Ghoulia Yelps (voiced by Audu Paden) - Ghoulia is the daughter of a zombie. At age 16 (in monster years), she is said to be the 'smartest ghoul in school', and can only speak the "Zombie" language (consisting of moans and groans). She acted like a servant for Cleo de Nile for a time, but she is now treated more like a friend. She is dating "Slow-Moe" Deadovitch.
Abbey Bominable (voiced by Erin Fitzgerald) - She is the daughter of the Yeti, and her original language is Yetish. She speaks with a Russian accent, though her home, the Himalayas are more popularly found in areas of China.
Spectra Vondergeist (voiced by Erin Fitzgerald) - Spectra Vondergeist is the daughter of the Ghosts. She has violet-colored hair, bright, medium-blue sclera with violet-colored irises and dark-blue pupils. She can go through walls, and practice 'ghost-limitations', such as having things not go through her.
Hence our motto....
Be your own MONSTER!