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The Camera Gremlin is a character created by Betty Ann. It possessed the curious camera in the episode "The Tale of the Curious Camera".


This Gremlin origins are unknown. All that is known is that it manifested itself inside an antique vintage camera from the 1940s. The gremlin always chose itself an owner to terrorize and it always managed to find its way back. The camera had originally been in the possession of a photographer named Mr. Calhoun. It gave Mr. Calhoun nothing but bad luck and misery for many years. It made him became struggling and unsuccessful. Then one day he handed the camera over to a bullied boy named Matt Dorney. Surprisingly the camera did not return to him and it chose Matt as its new victim.

At first Matt loved the camera. He thought it would help him take good pictures. Then the Gremlin then proceeded to wreak havoc again. First it ruined Matt’s shirt, which got an ink stain on it. Second it took a picture of vase, which shattered soon after Matt photographed it. Soon enough Matt figured out what was going on, and before long, the gremlin destroyed many breakable things in his house, and killed Matt's goldfish. After Matt mistakenly took the picture.

After the death of his goldfish, Matt threw the camera away, only to find it in his locker at school the next day. He was soon approached by the bully Kullback. Kullback had been giving Matt grief and a hard time for a while. So Matt decided to take a picture of him for revenge. Then Kullback's ankle was later crushed under a locker that mysteriously fell on him. Matt was overjoyed that the camera worked so well and celebrated by assembling a hit list of those who had picked on him.

Matt attempted to explain to his sister Amy how the camera worked, but he ended up inadvertently taking a picture of his sister. So he had to quickly rescue her from a falling chandelier. That little brush with death was enough to convince her that Matt was telling the truth. Together, they looked over the photos Matt had taken so far, and his sister noticed a small smudge on one of the pictures. Upon further review, Matt realized the same smudge appeared on all the pictures. He finally noticed the gremlin when he looked through a magnifying glass.

Matt tried to return the camera to Mr. Calhoun, but to no avail. He told Matt that he couldn't take it back, because the camera now chose him. Also now his luck has completely changes and he has now become a rich and successful photographer. When Matt returned home he accidentally took a picture of his parents, who were about to go out for the evening. When Matt showed his sister the picture, it showed their parents car being involved in an accident.

Matt’s sister took the camera outside and attempted to destroy it with a baseball bat, only to find the camera sitting on the table in perfect condition when she walked back inside. Matt came up with the genius idea of setting up the camera to take a picture of itself. The plan worked great and the camera disappeared, just in time to prevent his parents from being hit by a truck. Unfortunately for Matt and his sister, their nightmare wasn’t quite over. The Gremlin managed to transport itself into a camcorder they foolishly left out and was now able to cause more misfortune immediately. Then Matt managed to defeat the Gremlin again by repeatedly turning off the TV that the camcorder was hooked up to. It worked really well and the television overloaded and blew up.

Just as Matt and his sister exited the room, the gremlin was shown to have now entered inside the computer. So now it may wreak havoc as either a computer virus or operate through the computers webcam!

Powers & Abilities[]


  • Object Possession: The Camera Gremlin is capable of inhabiting objects mostly objects that are used for photographic purposes, but it seems to only use this ability when the object it is in is destroyed.
  • Disaster Creation: When the object the Gremlin is inhabiting takes a photo of something, disasters will happen to whatever got it's picture taken.
  • Returning: The Camera Gremlin is capable of returning to it's owner.
  • Rebuilding: The Camera Gremlin is capable of restoring it's current residence to normal if it is destroyed by normal means.


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  • It's Own Power: Despite the Gremlins powers, if the object is currently residing in get's its picture taken the object the Gremlin is residing in will be permanently destroyed.

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