He is quite educated in the world of magic, having been alive for several centuries and assisting each Te Xuan Ze for nearly that entire time. Despite his knowledge, his ability to actually use magic or magical devices is fairly limited, due to his lack of grasping hands or opposable thumbs (according to Ray Ray, he uses this as an excuse for everything). Monroe has been magically enhanced, allowing him to be understood by those who can see through the magic barrier. Anyone else listening to him will only hear barking. He is also lactose intolerant.
- Monroe is similar to Fu Dog
- Both are dogs and both have the ability of speech and can use magic. However unlike Monroe, Fu Dog can be heard by anyone besides magical beings.
- Both serve as an ally to the protagonist (Juniper and Jake Long).
- Monroe's middle names and surname are made up of the surnames of Scottish actors; Connery Sean Connery , Boyd Billy Boyd , Carlyle Robert Carlyle , McGregor Ewan McGregor and Scott Dougray Scott .