Frightwig has pale skin, a slender body, black circles on her cheeks, a black, tight-fitting jumpsuit, and five orange tentacles for hair. She also wears flat shoes.
In Omniverse, she wears a slightly different, more revealing outfit. Now she has six orange tentacles for hair, tied up in two pigtails as opposed to hanging down.
Frightwig first appears in Last Laugh as a member of Zombozo's circus, performing robberies whilst Zombozo distracted the town with his show. She, Thumbskull, and Acid Breath fight against Wildmutt until Zombozo intervenes, and later Upgrade. They are later arrested.
In Ghostfreaked Out, the Circus Freak Trio attempt to rob a wealthy school, as Frightwig points it out as 'easy money'. The trio encounter a renegade Ghostfreak - now revealed to be Zs'Skayr - and agree to work for him. When Grandpa Max reveals his Sun Gun, Zs'Skayr takes shelter by possessing the bodies of the trio - after Acid Breath and Thumbskull are incapacitated by Four Arms, he possesses Frightwig and uses her to fight Ben. When she is knocked unconscious, Ghostfreak abandons her body and enters Gwen's.
The Circus Freaks return as part of the Negative 10 in an attempt to get revenge against Ben.
Frightwig appeared in Something Zombozo This Way Comes, when she and her team were re-hired by Zombozo to distract Ben while he was feeding off people's fear. She was defeated by Frankenstrike when he shocked her. Frankenstrike then used her hair to block Acid Breath's mouth. After Zombozo escaped, she and her team were arrested by the Plumbers.
Powers and Abilities
Frightwig can use her tentacle-like hair to hit, wrap up, crash into, and defeat enemies. Her hair is extremely powerful, with black orbs on the tips for greater concussive damage.
Frightwig can accidentally tie herself up if she tries to whip her hair at an opponent and misses. If the ends are grabbed and pulled, she can be pulled along with them.
- Last Laugh (first appearance)
- Ghostfreaked Out
- Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1
- Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 2
Ben 10: Omniverse
- Frightwig's powers are similar to the Marvel Comics super hero Medusalith Amaquelin and the Powerpuff Girls villainess Sedusa.
- She has many similarities with Mel, a protagonist from the German comic book series Team Actimel.
- Ben 10,000 reveals that Frightwig, now middle aged, is the leader of the Nuevo Circus Freaks from 20 years in the future according to the enhanced version of that episode.