The PJ Masks are television counterparts of the Pyjamasques and the primary trio of their own television series.
According to one official bio image of Connor, Amaya and Greg on the PJ Masks' official account, the PJ Masks met each other in a sandpit at school. Apparently, this happened outside the series.
Then the PJ Masks would obtain their powers by receiving costumes created by their Animal Spirits. This was explained in the television series' summary from the official FrogBox site.
It is also claimed in "HQ Tour" that they have saved the day for the very first time in "Blame it on the Train, Owlette."
The PJ Masks consist of:
- Catboy (Connor): A cat-like kid with super-speed and great hearing abilities. He is the leader of the trio and drives the Cat-Car. His suit is dark blue in color and has ears and a tail.
- Owlette (Amaya): An owl-like girl with flying abilities and a special ability to see things from far away using her owl eyes. The second-in-command to Catboy, she is the only female member of the group and flies the Owl-Glider. Her suit is red and has an owl mask with feathered wings on her back.
- Gekko (Greg): A lizard-like boy with super-strength, the ability to climb walls and ceilings, and the ability to color-change and camouflage. He is the youngest of the trio and drives the Gekko-mobile. His suit is green in color and has reptilian features.
Since the Season 2 episode "Wacky Floats" (though his official introduction was in "PJ Robot"), the team also includes:
- PJ Robot: A robot with the ability to hover above the ground. He maintains HQ, acts as mission control for the team, and occasionally accompanies the heroes on missions.
Personal behavior and traits
In general, the traits for the team appears to be more serious and mature while showing individual character weaknesses and flaws, in comparison to the Pyjamasques' light-hearted and mischievous personalities.
The PJ Masks are represented as very practical superheroes such as having a compulsive mindset on being nice, show maturity, and dislikes any bad attitude that the other characters show (e.g. mockery, mean pranks, acting sneaky, berating others etc.) and will encourage others to follow their idealistic superhero traditions on acting more nicely and their own heroic standards on doing the right thing (as demonstrated in "Catboy and the Butterfly Brigade" and "Bye Bye Bad Luna").
The PJ Masks had moments of clashing with each other (including other characters on some cases). This behavior often resulted the villains getting the better of them until they realize the mistakes they made and work things out.
The PJ Masks generally show distrust and/or act unresponsive on cooperating with villains properly, depending on their actions. Signs of this behavior started to show as of "Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino," as well as "Owlette's Luna Trouble," "Ninja Moths," and "Moonbreaker," but on a lesser extent.
As of mid-Season 3, their distrust started becoming noticeably worse as seen in "Owlette Slips Up," "The Disappearing Ninjas," "PJ Party Crasher," "Heroes of the Sky," and "Motsuki's Missing Sister" in which their behavior turned unsympathetic and unconcerned on villains who seek help and trust.
Eventually, their distrustful behavior became hostile and prone on attacking the villains for trivial reasons as of "Flying Factory Out of Control," "Legend of the Wolfy Bone," and onwards.
The PJ Masks heroic standards brought more merciful, and a lack of punishment towards the villains whatsoever, this is due that their archetype are typical superheroes instead of being a combination of a superhero and culture hero archetype like Les Pyjamasques.
In fact, they prefer to drive off any villains from performing their plan as the only priority. However, on a few occasions, they will often confiscate the villains' weapons to prevent them from using it for bad deeds.
When using tactics during their missions, the PJ Masks tend to only use their powers as the main priority on attacking the villains, and often exclude hand-to-hand combat as an additional tactic.
The PJ Masks will fight various nighttime villains from causing trouble, most of their appearances often involve the team stopping villains from stealing items.