|“||Welcome to my castle. I am Greta Von Gruesome. Cruel ruler of Zuchania, scourge of Bumblyburg, stealer of yodelers, and snappy dresser.||„|
|~ Greta Von Gruesome introducing herself.|
Greta Von Gruesome (also known as The Yodelnapper) is one of the main antagonists in the LarryBoy franchise. She is a German (though she says she heralds from the land of Zuchinia) zucchini cyboric warlord with fingers that shoot electric sparks. She was formerly a tele-marketer (though, she may have been joking). She also has a huge collection of Hula Dolls. She appeared in both the episodes and the books of "The Yodelnapper" and "The Good, the Bad, and the Eggly". She is currently in jail with Awful Alvin and his sidekick, Lampy.
The origins of Greta Von Gruesome are shrouded in mystery, obscured by controversy, and blocked from view by a water buffalo with a bad attitude. It is rumored that she began her life of crime by stealing lollipops in the back streets of Finsterminster. The closest evidence of her past is that she was inherited her uncle's wealth, including his castle. Despite being wealthy, she bought anything that she wanted. However, when buying didn't seem fun for her, she turned to stealing. This was the start of her villain career, because greed revolved around the choices that she made. She's looking to attain happiness, but her greed isn't doing her favors; and yet, she keeps feeding into her greed.
She first bought every Hula Heidi doll from Mr. Snappy's Toy Emporium as she is a fan of the line, and to create an army. Greta also kidnapped, or "yodelnapped" Einger Warblethroat along wit the other famous yodelers as part of her collection.
She later teamed up with Awful Alvin and Lampy.
Greta is very cunning, ruthless, and treacherous. She is an oppressive, egotistical, power-hungry, and manipulative tyrant who doesn't take foolishness that much. One of her most blasphemous and grotesque plans is when she infrequently kidnaps yodelers for her personal gain.
- She was voiced by Shari Belgeau.
- According to Tom Brancroft, she is somewhat mix on an opera singer and Doctor Doom from the Fantastic Four series.
- He also stated that she was a zucchini from the start, then a grape before they stick with her final design.
- She is the only main antagonist in Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures as a female.