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The Misfits are the main antagonists of Jem and the Holograms. They (along with their boss Eric Raymond and best friend Clash)  are constantly trying to upstage Jem but always fail anyway.

Members

Pizzaz: Pizzaz is a spoiled rich girl and the guitarist for The Misfits. She was spoiled as a kid.

Roxy: Roxy is a tough guitarist for The Misfits. She dropped out of high school and isn't that smart. She doesn't like Jetta.

Stormer: Stormer is the writer for The Misfits' songs. She is the kindest out of the misfits as she always feels bad for Jem and even became friends with Kimber.

Jetta: Jetta is a saxophone player that was recruited later in the show when Stormer heard her playing. She doesn't like Roxy.

Background

When Jerrica Benton first assumed control of Starlight Music following her father's death, one of her first problems arose from meeting with her then-business partner, Eric Raymond. Eric explained his distaste for Jem and the Holograms, stating that the industry needed "fresh blood". It is as this point that he introduced The Misfits, who made their entrance by riding into the office riding atop motorbikes designed to look like guitars.

Since then, despite losing the Battle of the Bands and having to make their own way through the music industry, they have been a highly successful (though accident-prone) rival, cutting their way through the much harder and edgier new wave music scene.

Music style

The music of The Misfits runs in complete opposite tangency to that of Jem and The Holograms. While the latter band's music generally cover topics such as love, tolerance, understanding and redemption, The Misfits' music typically revolves around ideas of selfishness and greed. To them, music is about personal success and the self-gratifying rewards it offers.

Fashions

The fashions for The Misfits were called Smashin' Fashions.

Songs by The Misfits

Doll Merchandise

Trivia

  • The Misfits started as a trio, but then they became a quartet.
  • Clash always asked Pizzazz to be the fifth Misfit but this never happened. However, in the doll line, Clash was the fourth Misfit and Jetta was the fifth.
  • There is a real-life band called the Misfits, but they are not even close to the ones from the Jem universe, playing punk rock, later punk metal, with their lyrics and style derived from horror works.
  • The Misfits won the Music Awards, defeating Jem and the Holograms, for the first and only time in the series.
  • The Misfits film their own movie, but "Starbright" gets more attention.
  • The last new song performed by The Misfits (alone) is: "Top Of The Charts".
  • The first and the last song performed by The Misfits (alone) is "Outta My Way".
  • Jetta was not released in the UK.
  • There are up to 7 Smashin' Fashions that did not get released.
  • During the first two seasons, most of the episodes had two Jem and the Holograms song and one Misfits song. 
  • After the first season, a lot of The Misfits' songs were reused.
  • They do not ever get sent to jail for their actions, due to Eric and Pizzazz's rich status and the fact that Jerrica doesn't even think about calling the cops on them.

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