When Jerrica Benton first assumed control of Starlight Music following her father's death, one of her first problems arose from meeting with her then-business partner, Eric Raymond. Eric explained his distaste for Jem and the Holograms, stating that the industry needed "fresh blood". It is as this point that he introduced the Misfits, who made their entrance by riding into the office riding atop motorbikes designed to look like guitars.
Since then, despite losing the Battle of the Bands and having to make their own way through the music industry, they have been a highly successful (though accident-prone) rival, cutting their way through the much harder and edgier new wave music scene.
The music of the Misfits runs in complete opposite tangency to that of Jem and the Holograms. While the latter band's music generally cover topics such as love, tolerance, understanding and redemption, the Misfits' music typically revolves around ideas of selfishness and greed. To them, music is about personal success and the self-gratifying rewards it offers.
The Misfits are a mix of characters whose personalities are quite varied, but generally follow the same brand of desire and deceit. The only possible exclusion to this is Stormer, who has on many opportunities displayed herself to be of a much kinder and softer nature.
They are led by Pizzazz, an almost entirely mean-spirited woman whose desire to make it to the top of the charts and achieve fame and fortune makes it clear that, in her mind, there is only room for one victor, and that is the Misfits.
Roxy is a mix of good and bad, sometimes Stormer gets nice influence on her but then Pizzazz come along and Roxy is always there to support her evil Plans.
Jetta is a mythomaniac (she loves to say lies) about her great lifestyle on the old continet, is a really selfish person and is a new addition to Misfits providing a great new sound with her Saxophone.
Leah Dwyer, better known as Blaze, is the lead guitarist and new lead singer of The Misfits.
- Pizzazz (front woman)
- Roxy (bass)
- Stormer (keytar)
- Jetta (sax)
- Roxy (drums)
- Stormer (keytar)
- Jetta (bass)
- Blaze (lead guitar, vocals)
- Bikini Kill
In the Shattered Glass universe, the Misfits were arrested for performing anti-government shows, and remain imprisoned in spite of international pressure for their release.
- The Misfits started as a trio but then they became a quartet.
- Clash always asked Pizzazz to be the 5th Misfit but this never happened. However, in the doll line, Clash was the 4th Misfit, and Jetta was the 5th.
- There is a real life band called the Misfits but they are not even close to the ones from Jem Universe, playing punk rock, later punk metal, with their lyrics and style derived from horror works.
- The Misfits won the Music Awards, defeating Jem and the Holograms.
- The Misfits film their own movie, but "Starbright" gets more attention.
- Jetta was not released in the UK.
- The Misfits are currently signed to Stingers Sound.