Samantha "Sam" Manson is the best friend of Danny Fenton and Tucker Foley in the Nickelodeon
animated television series Danny Phantom. She is voiced by Grey DeLisle.
One of Danny's best friends, Sam is a goth (much to her parents' dismay) and a strict ultra-recyclo
vegetarian. She considers herself as such with her taste in dark clothing and interest in the subliminal and netherworldly,
but with her outspoken attitude over her vegetarian lifestyle combined with the rights of animals and the future of the environment,
one would probably see her more as a Greenpeace activist than a goth. Her personality is seemingly less dreary than the stereotypical
"goth" persona usually shown.
Her parents are extremely wealthy, having inherited from the great inventor of the deli toothpick
cellophane-twirling device; although she keeps this a secret with only her two best friends knowing, as she'd rather earn
real friends, rather than through popularity and fake friendships that come with wealth. She has an often strained relationship
with her folks due to their optimistic, colorful personality as opposed to her darker outlook in life.
She's known Tucker and Danny from since at least the 2nd grade and has remained a constant friendship
with them. However for the case of Danny, she has since developed a crush on him, possibly blossoming into love. Her testimony
of her love for Danny has sent both of them into emotional circles as she often has to watch as Danny put a move on with other
girls, or at one point when she had a boyfriend herself, leading to awkward situations.
Sam's got into her share of troubles and adventure, ranging from being turned into a ghost dragon
briefly in "Parental Bonding" when wearing the amulet of Aragorn when Paulina gave it back to her, thinking it was
hers, to accidentally erasing Danny Phantom's existence by unknowingly making a wish Desiree grants in "Memory Blank"
to being nearly being a bride to Prince Aragon in "Beauty Marked", and even getting possessed by Undergrowth, a plant
ghost, as his 2nd-in-command in "Urban Jungle".