Fred is Eustace and Muriel's nephew who visits and first appears in the episode Freaky Fred. He is one of the most memorable antagonists on the show. Though Muriel seems quite fond of him, Courage is terrified of him, and Eustace despises him, often calling him "Freak" and refers to him as "A freaky barber, with his own freaky barber shop, where freaky things happen, freaky barber things."
Fred wears an olive suit with a purple necktie and always carries a briefcase, which holds his precious electric shaver. He has blonde hair, blonde eyebrows with green eyes and a big, freaky smile.
Fred's dominant trait is his Trichotemnomania; an obsession with cutting/shaving people's hair to the point where they are completely bald. He appears to be able to control his disorder to a certain degree, as he is a barber, but he can't help himself when the opportunity is too great.
Despite this, Fred is generally a very polite and intelligent man. He never raises his voice and is usually seen smiling. He speaks in a well mannered and eerie tone with a British accent. He is quite fond of his Aunt Muriel, keeping a framed photo of her in his briefcase and referring to her as his "dear Aunt". He appears to like Eustace as well, even though the latter despises him. Courage becomes his shaving victim, but he's never very rough with him aside from stuffing his mouth with pancakes at one point.
Fred reminisces in rhyme, speaking three rhymed sentence and ending the fourth with 'naughty.'
HistoryFred first realized his compulsion when he was given a hamster as a pet, and cut all its fur off. Later in his life, he fell in love with a girl named Barbara who had "a mane untamed." They held a steady relationship, until one night he shaved her head, causing her to break up with him. After that, he vowed to control his addiction. However, the arrival of a long-bearded man into his barber shop was an irresistible temptation for him, and he too was shaven. Fred was then committed at the Home for Freaky Barbers mental institution. During his vacation time, he chose to visit his aunt and her husband. During his stay, he was locked in the bathroom with Courage and slowly trimmed his hair until nothing but a patch of fur on his tail remained and a message that said, "With Love, Fred". The asylum police arrived and took him away, and Fred looked back with a freaky smile while saying his goodbyes through his thoughts. Fred was taken away in a white van and started to piece together his day with Courage, shaving his hair and fur.
Later, Fred makes a cameo on Ball of Revenge, when Courage turns on the TV after defeating his enemies on a dodgeball game. He holds his razor ready and says "Courage.." while doing his freaky smile, which makes Courage too scared and he screams which makes the house's roof jumps and crash down in the house.
- "You shouldn't play in the toilet."
- "The look upon my young love's face was sweet as lace... But in this case I realized she... needed space.
- "Hello new friend, my name is Fred the words you hear are in my head. I say, I said my name is Fred, and I've been... very naughty."
- "Courage... your hair...it reminds me of the first time I knew just how I felt about hair."
- "I never more was naughty...well... maybe not never."
- "With love, Fred"