Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah!
~ Horrid Henry

When I'm King...
~ Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry is the titular main protagonist (as well as anti-hero) of the Horrid Henry books,TV series and film. He has an very horrid and argumentative behavior. He isn't trying to be Horrid, it is just something that comes naturally to him. He hates Moody Margaret, Sour Susan, Perfect Peter, Stuck-Up Steve, Bossy Bill, Miss Battle-Axe, Mr. Nerdon, Rabid Rebecca, bedtime, getting out of bed, vegetables, school, injections, and people in general. His friends include Rude Ralph, Aerobic Al, Beefy Bert, and Brainy Brian.


As his alliterative nickname implies, Henry is very horrid. He is selfish, rude, bratty, ill-tempered, greedy, and thinks the whole world is out to get him. He is cruel and physically abusive towards his kid brother, Perfect Peter and attacks him whenever Peter does something that he gets on his nerves. Sometimes, he is shown to be just as bad to other kids just as much such as beating up William and Andrew because he felt like it. 

Unlike his younger brother, Horrid Henry's appetite includes mainly junk food, such as French fries, hot dogs, burgers, chocolate, sweets, pizza and chips. Henry seems to have a rejection to vegetables, and to school dinners. Henry prefers watching TV and playing computer games, as opposed to playing outside with the other kids. His favorite genres of music are heavy metal, R&B, hip-hop, and rock n' roll. 

Henry also has an obsession about pocket money, he spends it all on sweets and comics.

Henry often refuses to get into bed at bedtime, but hates getting up in the morning. Henry's main fear is injections. His hobbies include eating ice cream, watching television, farting and he also has a main ambition to become "King Henry the Horrible", ruling the world. His favorite restaurant is Gobble and Go which was converted into a vegetable restaurant, The Virtuous Veggie, much to Henry's disgust.


Henry has nappy brownish-orange hair and is usually seen wearing a horizontally yellow striped blue shirt, with blue jeans and the usual green/white trainers. His preferred pyjamas are blue, with vertical white strips.


As a result of his horrid behavior, Henry's relationship with his family and relatives is pretty strained.   Henry's polar opposite and most well-known enemy is his kid brother, Perfect Peter. While Peter is an angel, Henry is a textbook demon child. However, Peter can be just as horrid as Henry, and even blames Henry for things he doesn't even do. 

Another enemy of his is his aptly named cousin, Stuck-Up Steve, who is almost as bad as Henry. They openly insult each other and Steve always tries to get Henry punished for things. 

Henry's other relatives are his other cousin, Prissy Polly, her husband Pimply Paul, and their little baby, Vomitting Vera. Henry ruined their wedding, their anniversary dinner, and just plain ruins everything for them in general. Eventually though, Paul and Henry discover how much they have in common and develop a father-son relationship.

Henry's mother and father, have never trusted Henry to be well behaved, are extremely healthy, and always make something with vegetables for dinner, much to Henry's disgust. They also make healthy snacks for parties. Dad agrees with Mum almost all the time. They often yell at Henry, punishing him by banning him from watching TV and/or from using the computer, but mostly resort to cancellation or downward re-assession of pocket money, giving it to Peter. Peter on the other hand, rarely gets into trouble, and whilst Henry misbehaves, Peter shows off to their parents.

According to Henry, they have told him "millions of times" that he can never have another birthday party, but then agree to give him one more chance each year.

The vast majority of the time, Mum and Dad believe Peter rather than Henry, being best known for disciplining Henry, particularly with the phrase: "Don't be horrid, Henry!". They often force Henry to locations such as his room, if he is not well behaved, or they simply say "GO TO YOUR ROOM NOW, HENRY!"