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Holy rabies!
~ One of Mavis' famous catchphrases

I grew up knowing nothing living inside that hotel. Maybe if Dennis grow up away from Transylvania, they won't be so freaky, like... me.
~ Mavis expressing her feelings towards herself and Dennis to Johnny

Mavis Dracula/Loughran (or simply just Mavis, or Mavy-Wavy) is the deuteragonist of the Hotel Transylvania film series, a major character in Hotel Transylvania 2, the deuteragonist in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and the main protagonist of Hotel Transylavania: The Series. She is the 118 (later 126)-year old daughter of Dracula. She is also the love interest and later wife of Jonathan and mother of Dennis.

She is voiced by Selena Gomez in the films, who also portrayed Alex Russo, while in the TV series, she is voiced by Bryn McAuley.


Mavis is gentle, headstrong, intelligent, curious, dramatic, and independent. She has a little bit of an attitude, but she is very sincere and gentle. An innocent, wholesome, soft spoken and, amiable person.

Mavis wants a little bit of independence and trust from her father and often gets bored. She dreams of exploring the world and experiencing all the sights and sounds that the world has to offer, but all that becomes a reality when she meets Jonathan and, unknowingly, falls in love with a human.

She is also always willing to help someone out, even if her own life is in danger. Proof of that is when she was at the "human" village.

After all the threats the pitchfork-armed, torch-wielding "humans" made of burning her clothes, taking her candy, biting her toes and even shoving garlic bread in her face, she still offered her help when the "humans" were on fire. She said "Holy rabies! You're on fire. Can I do anything? Can I help you?"

In the second film, after becoming a mother Mavis begins to adopt some of her father's overprotectiveness and attachment to her child, going so far as to baby-proof everything in the hotel, never leaving his side and wanting to move to California in order for her son to grow up in a safe environment and around other children like her.

Unlike her father, she doesn't seem to care that Dennis isn't a full vampire and accepts him for who he is even standing up to people who she assumes are prejudicing him for being a hybrid.

Physical Appearance

Mavis has pale skin, beautiful blue eyes, and short jet black hair with bangs. She wears a black turtleneck dress with long black fingerless lace gloves, black and red striped tights, and red Converse.

She also wears black lipstick matched with black varnished nails and dark eyeshadow.



  • Dracula - Mavis and her father don't always see eye to eye sometimes but at the end of the day, they love each other and Mavis understands her dad is just trying to protect her. Even if that means being extremely annoying and unreasonable. She was furious with her father when she learned that he lied and tricked her but eventually forgave him when he returned Jonathan to her and allowed them to date.
  • Martha - Mavis never really knew her mother, since she passed away when Mavis was a baby, although she still thinks about her constantly. Martha means a lot to Mavis and so did the present Martha left for her to open when she turned 118. She will know about her in Hotel Transylvania 2, when Mavis finds out that Martha was originally in love with a human named Funny Ferberty, but left him for Dracula because of his ability to fly.


  • Jonathan - Mavis and Jonathan instantly felt something for each other the first time they saw each other and getting to know each other only made their feelings stronger. When Mavis finds out Jonathan is really a human, she is disappointed, not because he's a human, but because he lied. When he is ordered to leave, she realizes how much he meant to her and thinks they might have zinged and tries to convince him to stay. Her heart is broken when Jonathan lies, for Dracula's sake, that he hates monsters and leaves. When Jonathan comes back and tells her that she's his zing and the reason why he lied, all is resolved, they became a happy couple and traveled the world together. She also called Jonathan "adorable" when Dracula asked her if she liked him.


  • Mavis is sometimes thought to be the main protagonist of the first film.
  • She is skilled at sewing.
  • Mavis never really heard about "Hawaii" and calls it "Paradise" but pronounces it "Haweewee". She also said "Hawifi" once.
  • Her room number is 174.
  • Mavis is 118 years old (in the first film), presumably 120 years old (in the second film) then at the age 130's (in the third film). By, five minutes.


           Hotel Transylvania Heroes

Hotel Transylvania
Dracula | Mavis Dracula | Jonathan Loughran | Frankenstein | Murray | Wayne | Griffin | Eunice | Wanda | Werewolf Kids | Winnie | Wilbur | Blobby | Martha

Hotel Transylvania 2
Dennis | Vlad Dracula | Wally | Wilson | Whoopty | Wade | Weepy | Wanye

Hotel Transylvania 3
Ericka Van Helsing | Tinkles