History Characters / SamuraiJack

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!!Recurring Characters

[[folder:The Scotsman]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/JohnDiMaggio

A large and very loud Scottish man, with a sword inscribed with magic runes and a machine-gun false leg. He's about as burly a warrior as you'll find, and one of the few creatures able to match Jack for combat prowess. Their initial meeting (based on the tale of Robin Hood and Little John's first encounter) resulted in a fight that went on for fifty hours, ''still'' without a clear victor.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite being twice Jack's size, he can easily match the samurai's speed. The two of them fought to a standstill... after three days.
* AmazonChaser: {{Implied}}. He beams with pride when he sees his wife go OneWomanArmy on their enemies.
* AntiHero: Quite a bit more unscrupulous than Jack, though he's still a good guy.
* BackToBackBadasses: He and Jack do it every time they fight together.
* BadassGrandpa: He's still alive as of Season 5 and unlike Jack he's not only physically aged (putting him in his seventies at the very least) but is now wheelchair-bound. He's still no less calm however.
* BadassMustache: A contrast with the clean-faced Jack.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: When he's in a good mood, he's a goofy and over-excited guy, but do not hurt Jack, his best friend. You ''will'' die.
* BarbarianHero: He usually solves things with violence. However, that doesn't stop him from helping a friend in need.
* BagOfHolding: His sporran (the pouch on his kilt) can hold all sorts of things. Bagpipes. Grenades. Enormous gold nuggets.
* BaldOfAwesome: Bald except his ponytail, which also marks him as a FieryRedhead.
* BerserkButton: Do '''not''' screw with his bagpipes. He might turn your head into a flour sifter.
* TheBigGuy: The enormous guy.
* BirdsOfAFeather: His wife is just as [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] ([[BruiserWithASoftCenter with an equally soft heart]]), [[fieryRedhead fiery]], and [[BraveScot gutsy]] as he is.
* {{BFS}}: [[CoolSword A claymore inlaid magic runes.]] He's rather proud of how big it is.
* BloodKnight: Unlike Jack, this guy ''adores'' violence. At one point he apologizes to Jack for 'spoiling his fun' by using a grenade to shorten a fight.
* BoisterousBruiser: Contrasting with Jack yet again.
* BraveScot: He fears ''nothing''. Well, except the Celtic Master of the Hunt. And his own wife when she's angry.
* BreakoutCharacter: His popularity, along with being one of the only people capable of matching Jack, brought him back for three encore episodes, and will be making a return in Season 5.
* BritishTeeth: Discolored, different lengths, with gaps.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He speaks about his wife in sickeningly sweet manner and openly cries when she's been kidnapped.
* CharacterDevelopment: He initially started off as a barbaric madman who challenged Jack to a fight, because they were arguing over who should cross the bridge first, and forced him into a fight. However, after working together with him, the Scotsman shows a more friendly side, and is afterwards one of the more lovable characters... as long as he's in the right mood, that is.
* CarpetOfVirility: His head is about the only body part not covered in hair.
* CoolSword: A {{BFS}} with magical runes that grant it powers similar to Jack's.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Initially comes off as a comical blowhard who will quickly topple after foolishly challenging Jack to a fight. He then proceeds to match Jack ''blow for blow'', reveals himself to have a magic sword that is equally as powerful as Jack's, holds his ground for ''three days'', and is second only to Jack on Aku's hit list.
* CurbStompBattle: When his opponent isn't Jack, the fight is guaranteed to end quickly.
* {{Cyborg}}: Further upgrades himself along this route in 50 years to keep fighting despite his age.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He goes from an antagonistic bully to Jack's most trusted ally after an arduous fight.
* {{Determinator}}: Played for laughs. Unlike Jack, who eludes injury, he just suffers the AmusingInjuries and laughs at them.
* DreadfulMusician: He's terrible at playing the bagpipes, just don't tell him that to his face. Ironically, he's quick to criticize the Sirens' singing.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: While he is very much Jack's equal in strength and skill, he had an advantage with his machine gun leg that can also launch grenades. Furthermore, his claymore is able to stand up to Jack's divinely-crafted katana, due to possessing similar enchantments.
--> '''Scotsman:''' MAGIC RUNES, LADDIE!
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: His EstablishingCharacterMoment.
--> '''The Scotsman:''' By th' look on ye face I can tell ya like th' pipes, wee laddie!
* FatBastard: He looks overweight, and is introduced as being very rude and temperamental. But he proves to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* FireForgedFriends: With Jack, whom he refers to as a brother.
* FloweryInsult: Gives one to Jack in their first encounter.
* {{Foil}}: To Jack. Both are [[MasterSwordsman master swordsmen]], are wanted by Aku for some reason, have [[NoNameGiven no names]], and spend their time WalkingTheEarth. Jack is stoic and level-headed who wanders the world trying to find his way back home; the Scotsman is a boisterous and hot-tempred man who wanders to get some space from his rambunctious family.
* ForceAndFinesse: The Force to Jack's Finesse. While both are MasterSwordsmen, Jack is the faster, more skilled, and cunning of the two, while the Scotsman is stronger, tougher, and better with modern weaponry.
* FutureBadass: Shown to be one in the final issue of the comic alongside the titular FutureBadass.
* GoodIsNotNice: In his case, it's downright rude.
* GoodIsNotSoft: The Scotsman is a good friend, but he's not afraid to use his sword and machine gun leg to protect the people he cares about.
* GoshDarnitToHeck: Swears like a sailor. Since this is a kid's show, though, he never uses any ''actual'' swears, instead relying on FloweryInsults.
* HandicappedBadass: He's missing his left leg, but it doesn't slow him down. In fact, he's got a fully-functional machine gun as a prosthesis! The time skip has him now using a motorized wheelchair and upgrading to a minigun leg!
* HappilyMarried: Inexplicable, but true! This is probably the reason why he wasn't affected by the Sirens' song.
* HenpeckedHusband: Hilariously enough, he is completely under the thumb of his wife, who is actually both bigger and stronger than he is, and whom he dotes on endlessly. That said, the two have a happy marriage.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Aku wants to catch this guy almost as badly as he wants to catch Jack, suggesting that he's accomplished some pretty impressive feats offscreen. In the occasions where he teams up with Jack, though, there's no indication that he's done anything worthy of attracting Aku's attention. Considering his strength, it's hardly surprising.
* HotBlooded: He's one of the wildest characters on the show, and is prone to shouting at the top of his lungs.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is an obnoxious, violent, bullying, rude, dimwitted braggart with a short fuse. But once you're his friend, there are no limits to his generosity and kindness.
* TheLancer: He's the closest thing Jack has to a best friend in the future, and is also his polar opposite.
* LargeHam:
** He's the second most-wanted man on the planet and will brag about it endlessly.
** In "Jack and the Scotsman Part II", he reveals that his clan are even more hammy than him. He doesn't stick around at home much because of that.
* LegCannon: A machine-gun! Doubles as GatlingGood, especially after being upgraded to a minigun.
* LightningBruiser: He's an {{Acrofatic}} heavy hitter.
* LikeCannotCutLike: Jack's sword fails to break his thanks to it having similar magical properties.
* MadeOfIron: Two robots bite him in both his arms - He just asks them if that's the best they can do.
* ManInAKilt: It's definitely not for fanservice.
* MasterSwordsman: He matches Jack blow for blow whenever they duel, with their first duel ending because both men were too exhausted to continue (after fighting nonstop for '''3 days''').
* NoNameGiven: In part because Jack never asked his name. (In fact, the writers didn't bother naming his wife or his clan as well.) Interestingly, he never refers to Jack by his name either, he refers to him as "my friend" or "laddie" (he does in "The Scotsman Saves Jack" though).
* NoodleIncident: It's never made clear how the Scotsman got to the position of 'most wanted man on the planet' (before Jack came along.) It's not a ''surprise,'' mind you, it's just not explained.
* NoSell:
** In "Scotsman Saves Jack Part II", an amnesic Jack, the Scotsman, and a bunch of pirates sail the ocean, only to come within range of the song of {{Enthralling Siren}}s. Everyone on the ship becomes hypnotized, except the Scotsman. Why? The fact is that the song of the siren enchants men due to how beautiful it is to their ears. The Scotsman thinks their singing is horrible and considers what could be the MostAnnoyingSound as beauty to his ears.
** When a couple of robot alligators bite his arms, he chortles, "Is that the best ye can do!?"
** In his first encounter with Jack, Jack performs his iconic jump slash technique against the Scotsman and is baffled when the attack [[LikeCannotCutLike doesn't destroy his sword]].
** In his second appearance he's set on fire [[ItMakesSenseInContext by an exploding bar.]] He's more concerned with finishing his sentence than putting out the fire ''on his face''.
* OddFriendship: You couldn't find two people more different than him and Jack, yet he's overjoyed whenever they cross paths.
* OneManArmy: The more the merrier! Gives him a chance to use MoreDakka and explosives!
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Part of the Scotsman's famous 20-second insult to Jack includes "Soy Face", a remark about Jack being Asian.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuys: The Scotsman's clan are also all a bunch of big, strong, and hot-headed warriors. Oddly, the Scotsman describes himself as being more ''mellow'' compared to his fellow clansmen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Jack's blue. And according to himself, he's the BlueOni to the ''rest of his clan's'' RedOni.
* TheRival: Friendly competition defines his relationship with Jack.
* SickeninglySweethearts: He and his wife. He describes how beautiful her singing is when confronting the Sirens.
* StoutStrength: He's very wide and has torn apart tanks, smashed buildings, etc.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: The Scotsman may be huge but his wife is ''bigger'' and ''taller'' than him.
* TookALevelInKindness: After becoming friends with Jack.
* TranquilFury: The one time his boisterous nature is broken is when Jack wordlessly runs his sword through the Scotsman's bagpipes. He very coldly states, "'''You've done it now,'''" before beginning the fight in earnest.
* TrueCompanions: In "The Scotsman Saves Jack", he dives headfirst into parts unknown all to help an amnesiac Jack get his memories back. He had nothing to gain by doing so, he simply did it out of loyalty to Jack.
* UnskilledButStrong: Compared to Jack, who relies on several sword techniques and fast reflexes to overcome his opponent, the Scotsman simply attacks head on with everything he's got, shrugging off any attacks that hit him. He's still very skilled, mind you, he just prefers to use no strategy when fighting.
* ViolentGlaswegian: He's a Scotsman and he's very loud and boisterous.
* WalkingTheEarth: Similar to Jack, he mentions in his second appearance that he spends most of his time away from home because the rest of his clan are ''more'' boisterous and loud than he is, and he enjoys the solitude.
* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: The Scotsman's wife is anything but beautiful, well-mannered, or the type of girl most men would want, yet he fell in love with her. To be fair, the Scotsman is hardly beautiful, well-mannered, or the type of guy most women would want either.
* WorthyOpponent: He's Jack's. The feeling is mutual.
* WouldHitAGirl: Or would shoot them with a machine gun and blast them with grenades. Granted, these women were really demonic sirens who would kidnap and enslave men.
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[[folder:The Emperor]]
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->Voiced by: Sab Shimono (Old), Creator/KeoneYoung (Young, Birth of Evil episode)

The father of Samurai Jack. He was a nobleman and warrior who accidentally awakened Aku while trying to destroy a puddle of primordial evil. The gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu forged the sword that would later become Jack's from his righteousness. He manages to seal Aku, until he returns once again to unleash evil. Apart from the first episode and the two-parter covering him awaking and sealing Aku, he mostly appears in flashbacks.
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* ActionDad: Sort of. Jack is born right after he defeats Aku.
* AnnoyingArrows: Clearly disregards having been struck by some arrows during his fight with Aku.
* BadassMustache: He has a mustache.
* BadassNormal: "The Birth of Evil" shows him taking on the demonic shapeshifter Aku and winning.
* BreakTheBadass: A very tragic case of this. The Emperor was once a very skilled fighter who managed to defeat Aku, though he failed to kill him. But when Aku later returned, he made sure to abduct the aged Emperor to prevent him from grabbing his sword again, allowing Aku to conquer the world. Years later, we see that the Emperor has [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen become an old and emaciated slave]], thoroughly weakened in both body and spirit.
* CoolOldGuy: "The Birth of Evil" shows him when he's in his prime, but in his other appearances he's in his forties or fifties: a man of dignity, confidence and boundless courage.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Sort of, in an accidental case. The black {{blob monster}} he was fighting was already very dangerous, but his attempt at destroying it instead turned it into a sapient evil-doer.
* {{Determinator}}: Destroys the evil pool despite the seeming loss of his ''entire'' personal guard: then fights Aku to a standstill, whittles him down to a mere hateful specter and ''immediately'' begins planning in case this evil should ever return. Five years later, and he willingly goes to his destruction - fighting to the end - in order to give his wife a chance to enact that plan.
* TheEmperor: Of ancient Japan.
* AFatherToHisMen: When his pregnant wife tried to discourage him from fighting Aku, noting that he has a family, he replies that he regards all his subjects to be like his children.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: By the time Jack returns in the first episode, Aku's despotic rule has reduced him to a thin, decrepit old man, a far cry from the CoolOldGuy emperor he once was.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Of course the only reason this one is better is because it's forged by the gods from his righteousness.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Apparently it's hereditary.
* MadeASlave: He suffered this {{fate| worse than death}} along with most of his surviving countrymen under Aku's reign.
* NiceGuy: Like his son, he is very kind and open to people and innocents.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: On the upside, the pool of evil is no longer inexorably destroying all life. However, now it's got a consciousness, all of eternity to find a way to return, and a personal grudge against the family. Great.
* NoNameGiven: Much like his son.
* OneManArmy: He was able to fight and defeat the many clones of Aku.
* PapaWolf: He was the protector of his people, until Jack grew up.
* PosthumousCharacter: Except for certain episodes that take place in the past, he's long dead in the present timeline.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Among other things, he won't intercede to stop bullies from bothering his young son (in "Jack Remembers"). That would be abuse of his authority.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's actually an emperor, but that doesn't stop him from charging into battle when his subjects are in danger. Now you know where Jack gets it from.
* {{Samurai}}: Like his son after him.
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[[folder:The Empress]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/LaurenTom

The mother of Samurai Jack. Apart from the first episode and the two-parter covering her husband awaking and sealing Aku, she mostly appears in flashbacks and reminders of encouragement.
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* ActionSurvivor: She escapes the kingdom while Aku is annihilating it, in order to get her son to safety.
* BadassNormal: She may not be a fighter, but that doesn't stop her from doing what needs to be done to get Jack on his quest. Not to mention she gives birth to her firstborn, in an age with no epidurals, on the ground in front of the charred palace with what looks like only her handmaidens to assist her!
* NoNameGiven: As with the rest of her family.
* PosthumousCharacter: Just like the Emperor, she's dead in the present timeline.
* PregnantBadass: An off-screen example. But she somehow managed to survive Aku's terror of her home, including him setting fire to her home. All the while pregnant with Jack.
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[[folder:African Chief]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

The leader of an African tribe that Jack can be briefly seen training with in the PilotMovie during the montage of Jack growing older and learning different combat techniques around the world. The encounter was later expanded upon in the episode "Young Jack in Africa".
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* BadassBeard: He has a white beard.
* BadassGrandpa: His white beard indicates his age. But he's as skilled and nimble as wild beasts he imitates in his fighting style.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He's bald and he's the leader of a tribe.
* CurbStompBattle: He and his village were defeated by a rival village quite easily at first. When Jack frees them at the episodes end, the Chief quickly saves Jack and easily trounces the rival chief.
* PosthumousCharacter: Since Jack was trained by him before his eventual first battle with Aku, he's obviously long dead by the series' present time.
* SimpleStaff: His weapon of choice.
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[[folder:Odin, Ra, and Vishnu]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Ra, Odin, and Vishnu]]
->Odin voiced by: Richard [=McGonagle=]
->Ra voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris
->Vishnu voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris

The three deities that fought and exterminated the black mass that spawned Aku eons ago. They are the ones that crafted Jack's sword: the one weapon that can harm Aku. Ra is also summoned to save Jack from the Minions of Set.
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* BigGood: They're the only thing Jack has to offer prayer to, and they crafted his sword.
* CrossoverCosmology: [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]], and [[Myth/HinduMythology Vishnu]] are deities from different religions.
* CurbstompBattle: Ra delivers one to the Minions of Set.
* OurGodsAreGreater: Possibly more powerful than Aku (after all, they destroyed the original Black Mass).
* ThePlan: Obviously they have a long-term plan for the destruction of Aku, and for some reason can't move to destroy him directly. There's no clue whether Jack's disappearance was seen as a failure of the "magic sword" strategy, but they're still backing him up (in ways Aku can't detect) now that he's back.
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[[folder:The Daughters of Aku]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle

A coven of assassins under Aku's command that have been trained for one purpose: kill Samurai Jack once and for all.
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* AbusiveParents: Their Mother and the older members of the cult made spend every waking moment of their lives training and had them punished if they do anything else or show any signs of weakness.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: They all have different hairstyles, but aside from that they're damn near impossible to tell apart.
* AmazonBrigade: They are part of an all-female clan of assassins that appear to serve as Aku's most elite warriors.
* BadassNormal: Much like Jack, they've been painstakingly trained to become masters of the martial arts.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Essentially Aku's intent for them. Jack was so powerful, skilled, and nigh unstoppable because he was raised from childhood to be the WorldsBestWarrior. So Aku did the same with his own group of assassins.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Part of the training they receive is psychological molding done by cruel overseers; they start to see Aku as a benevolent entity and Jack as the destructive force.
* DarkActionGirl: In the Season 5 trailer, they are shown to be Jack's most deadliest foes to date, even managing to wound the samurai in one of their encounters.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The Daughters do have some semblance of compassion for each other, but this is discouraged by the rest of the cult. It would appear that they do seem to love their mother too, albeit they don't realize how toxic it is.
* EvilCounterpart: Samurai Jack was raised from an early age to defeat Aku, and spent his young life travelling the world and receiving exotic training so that he could one day accomplish that goal. The Daughters, meanwhile, are Aku-worshipping ninjas who have spent most of their lives being trained specifically to kill Jack.
* KnightOfCerebus: While Aku's robots are clearly just as pathetic as ever, ''these'' gals mean business, able to wound and frighten even Jack.
* LaserGuidedTykeBomb: They've been trained their entire life solely to kill Jack. They will not back out. They will not stop. They will either kill him or die trying.
* MalevolentMaskedWomen: All of them are shown to be wearing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noh Noh]] like masks when they are sent on their mission to kill Jack.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: There are seven of them and they [[UpToEleven were all born at the same time.]]
* NoNameGiven: The main Daughter is named Ashi, so presumably, the others have names too.
* QualityOverQuantity: There's only seven of them compared to the ''armies'' of mooks, bounty hunters, and assassins Aku has thrown at Jack over the years. However, each of them were trained their entire lives with the sole purpose of killing Jack, making them a much greater threat than the rest of Aku's forces.
* ReligionOfEvil: The Daughters are part of a cult that evidently worships Aku, and their lair prominently features a stone altar over which looms a statue of their master.
* RuleOfSeven: The Daughters are part of a cult with a seemingly large membership, but it seems there are seven actual assassins, trained to work in a near-perfect synchronization.
* TragicVillain: As big of a threat they are to Jack, the first episode makes it abundantly clear that they're just as much victims as anyone else. They were born to an Aku-worshipping cult leader who raised them from birth to be how they are, complete with brutal punishments and beatings. They never had any choice from the moment they were born.
* TrainingFromHell: From an early age, the Daughters were subjected to brutal, one-sided pit-fights against adult members of the Aku cult, and were punished for showing any sign of cowardice or weakness. By the time they're fully grown, however, the Daughters are able to easily defeat lesser members of the cult.
* TykeBomb: Each daughter goes through training to kill Samurai Jack since childbirth.

!!Ashi

The only named Daughter thus far, and also the one with the most CharacterDevelopment thus far. (As of now, all Tropes that apply to her sisters also apply to her.)
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* DaddysLittleVillain: For now, she's completely loyal to Aku, possibly more than the others.
* {{Expy}}: She looks like a black haired [[WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan Princess Ilana]]
* TheLeader: She seems to be the head of the assassin group, possibly meaning she's better skilled and has more potential than the others.
* WhiteSheep: While the others seem to have little personality or emotion, Ashi stands out, being curious, inquisitive, and possibly even suspicious, running off on her own and questioning her surroundings.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Her hairstyle.
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[[folder:High Priestess]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle

The mother of the seven Daughters of Aku and the leader of the cult worshiping Aku.
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* AbusiveParent: She subjects her children to TrainingFromHell and has them beaten for any failures (such as '''look''' outside).
* AxCrazy: Was the fact that she is the leader of a cult that worships the evolved form of a primordial darkness who abusively trains her seven daughters to be assassins of said evolved form of a primordial darkness any indication?
* BadBoss: She's more than willing to maim or torture her children if they don't preform to her expectation.
* CleanPrettyChildbirth: Despite the dark and evil nature of the temple, she pulls this off and then some, managing to stand and conduct the ritual after ''giving birth to septuplets'' with minimal aid. Most real mothers wouldn't have survived without heavy sedative medication and surgery.
* TheFaceless: Her face is shrouded in darkness while giving birth to her daughters. While the Daughters' are bare-faced before graduating, the High Priestess has not revealed her face.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Again, towards [[AbusiveParents her own children]]. The best example has to be Ashi is caught looking outside. She calmly and motherly explains why she wants Jack dead...before grabbing the girl by the throat, throwing her across the room and having her beaten.
* KnightOfCerebus: Her first scene marked the point where Season 5's {{Darker and Edgier}} atmosphere made itself known. Every scene with her in them had some of the darkest moments in the series, to date. Not even ''Aku'', at his absolute worst, compares to her.
* OffingTheOffspring: While she doesn't plan on killing her daughters, she once tried to drop Ashi with the end of her staff instead of helping her daughter out.
* ReligionOfEvil: She leads a cult that worships [[GodOfEvil Aku]], believing him to be a benevolent deity.
* TheSocialDarwinist: She encourages her children to abandon any one of them who falls behind, seeing this as a sign of weakness that should be punished by death.
* TheSociopath: She's a devil-worshiper who shows no real love or kindness for her own children, seeing them only as tools for her master.
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes an entire practice out of this when training her children, to the point where she's willing to have Ashi brutally beaten simply for looking outside.
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!!Minor Characters

[[folder:Homeslice, Cole Lampkin, and Brobot]]
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->Homeslice voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
->Cole Lampkin voiced by: Creator/RobPaulsen
->Brobot voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Three punks Jack encounters shortly after he first enters the future. They address him as "jack", which later inspires the samurai to adopt Jack as an alias.
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* AllThereInTheScript: Their names are only shown in the end credits.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Homeslice is magenta, Cole Lampkin is pale green, and Brobot is blue.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: As humans of natural skin color appear in the series, it's not known if they're humans or aliens that look human.
* JiveTurkey: In addition to calling the samurai "jack", their dialogue is just filled with urban slang.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: They only get one scene, but are the reason the show's main character goes by "Jack". They also explain to Jack that Aku has taken over the world in his absence.
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[[folder:The Canine Archaeologists]]
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->Rothchild III voiced by: Creator/RobPaulsen
->[=McDuffy=] and Dreyfuss voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

Three anthropomorphic dogs are dedicated to studying legends that their ancestors were once animals. They convince the samurai to save their land from a coming beetle droid invasion. Their names are Sir Dreyfuss Alexander (Bulldog), Sir Angus [=McDuffy=] (Scottish Terrier), and Sir Colin Bartholomew Montgomery Rothchild III (Dachshund).
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* {{Civilized Animal}}s: They're descended from dogs that somehow evolved to become sapient.
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: Despite being well-mannered and British, they are still dogs, and enjoy sticking their heads out of the window of their flying car while driving.
* MrExposition: The dogs tell a summary of future history to Jack, saying that after Aku conquered the whole planet, he expanded his empire across the galaxy; which would explain the dystopian metropolis filled with flying cars, and inhabited by aliens and other non-humans.
* {{Nice Guy}}s: They're all very friendly, helpful and polite.
* {{Non Action Guy}}s: Unlike the Tribe, the dog-people don't get trained in self-defense. However, they do everything they can to sculpt the battlefield and provide Jack with the armor, steed and additional weapons he needs to triumph. It's just ''barely'' enough.
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[[folder:Beetle Drones]]

The standard Aku mooks in the series. The Beetle Drones are a hoard of large robotic insects who's claws double as scythes. A recurring army of antagonists, they appear in all seasons and even return in Season 5 with an upgrade.
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* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Nearly all the time.
* {{Mooks}}: The most conventional example in the series. They're numerous, aggressive, and easy to kill to make Jack look cool.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The redesign in Season 5 has the Beetles sporting red optics curved into a permanent glare rather than the wide blue optics of the previous model.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Much like Aku's color-scheme, the Drones all have prominent red and black coloring to them. The Season 5 bots even drop the blue eyes and keep the color-scheme entirely red and black.
* ReplacementMooks: InUniverse, the Beetle Drones surprisingly got a bit of backstory in "Tales of X9" as they were the replacements of the X-Series of robots constructed by Aku's human scientists.
* ZergRush: Their only semi-competent tactic is to swarm their enemies. This was especially evident in the pilot which featured the most amount of onscreen Drones in the entire series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Woolies]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Brock Peters (Woolie Elder)

A race from a peaceful, utopian society who were conquered and enslaved by the Critchellites, using the power of the Black Sphere.
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* AndIMustScream: The Black Sphere forced the Woolies into walking like animals and prevented them from speaking.
* MadeASlave: Their entire race was enslaved.
* SpaceJews: They even wear yarmulke-like hats in the flashback to their golden age.
* TookALevelInBadass: After being released by Jack, they stomped the Chritchellites easily.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Chritchellites]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny

A race of diminutive conquerors who enslaved the Woolies and took over their civilization, claiming it as their own.
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* FauxAffablyEvil: They seemed like very nice guys, inviting Jack to dinner and such, but when Jack found out that the Chritchellites were enslaving the Woolies, they turned out to be rather cruel and evil, and so they fought against Jack and the Woolies but were defeated.
* KickTheDog: Their treatment of the Woolies.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Once the Black Sphere is destroyed, their weapons become useless, and the Woolies use their superior size to drive them off.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Enslavers of SpaceJews.
* {{Sadist}}: They tortured the Woolies, as well as enslaving and ordering them around.
* ShockAndAwe: They use electrified spears as weapons (and "encouragement" to their slaves.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Astronauts]]
->Frederick and Sergei voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett
->Technician voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale
->Idealist and Analyst voiced by: Creator/TomKenny

A tribe of technology experts who were enslaved by Aku and forced to design and build his robotic forces. They've been constructing a secret escape rocket when Jack accidentally leads Aku's forces to their hideout. Jack promises to help protect the group, and in return, they promise to try and help Jack return to his own time.
----
* AllThereInTheScript: They are not named on-screen and their designations are only given in their episode's end credits.
* DoomedContrarian: Subverted. While one middle-aged astronaut argues against the younger astronauts that there is no point in continuing on, he does improve his attitude later, and even survives.
* LudicrousPrecision: The guy with the calculator, calculating the odds of survival. [[NeverTellMeTheOdds Jack doesn't trust the math]].
* ShoutOut: The Astronaut in the green helmet looks very similar to George Jetson.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Three Blind Archers]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/JoeAlaskey

Three incredibly skilled archers who guard a magical well at the top of an old tower.
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* AnnoyingArrows: Subverted. These are some serious, robot-puncturing, tank-demolishing arrows.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The archers are actually three wanderers who made a wish to the Spirit of the Well to become "the greatest of warriors". The Spirit granted the wish, but in the process bound them to its will as mindless, sightless guardians.
* BottomlessMagazines: The three of them can fire hundreds of arrows in ''seconds'', and never run out. (They don't carry quivers either, so in all likelihood, their bows magically create arrows.)
* HandicappedBadass: The three archers are blind, but still wipe out an entire army with no problem.
* OneManArmy: Well, three of them, but nonetheless the first showing of their handiwork shows them filling the sky with arrows from their tower and obliterating a robot army ([[NinjaPirateZombieRobot that also look like vikings]]) in the space of a [[MadeOfExplodium very explode-y]] minute.
* SuperSenses: The Archers have incredibly sensitive, sonar-like hearing that gives them astonishingly accurate aim despite being completely blind. Their hearing is so acute they were able to fire arrows through Jack's sleeves just by listening to them gently flapping in the wind.
* VisualPun: Why do the archers have large upraised ears and a very long nose jutting out of their face like some kind of rodent while they were enslaved to the well? No doubt because of the nursery rhyme [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Blind_Mice the Three Blind Mice]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mad Jack]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr

Weary of those worthless bounty hunters, Aku created a dark version of the samurai in an attempt to finish Jack. Mad Jack is defeated when Jack meditates to seal him off, since he existed only as a manifestation of Jack's negative emotions.
----
* AnAesop: Jack does much better at containing his anger after the Mad Jack incident.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: As if being an evil JerkAss wasn't enough, he's also very arrogant and rude.
* AxCrazy: He has shown to be unhinged, violent, and rather psychotic, and even attacks Jack when the latter meditates to seal him off for good.
* EnemyWithout: He's a manifestation of Jack's negative emotions.
* EvilCounterpart: Take a guess.
* EvilMeScaresMe: As Jack struggled with his dark half, he saw the reflection of his own eyes in his sword and to his horror saw they bore great resemblance. Finding his peaceful center, Jack stepped back and calmed himself, causing all of his negative emotions to fade away.
* HairTriggerTemper: Since he was born of regular Jack losing his temper.
* JerkAss: Possesses none of Jack's nobility or manners.
* PsychoticSmirk: Gives a rather unsettling smirk when he's about to attack Jack.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes that represent his nature.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: He wears a dark version of Jack's robe with red trim. Oh, and he sports [[RedEyesTakeWarning blood-red eyes]] that represent his AxCrazy nature.
* {{Samurai}}: Physically, at any rate, although he has none of the discipline of ''bushido.''
* SheatheYourSword: How Jack ends up defeating him.
* VillainousBreakdown: After Jack saw the reflection of his own eyes in his sword, he backed out. Jack then claims the fight was over, stating that the negative emotions that formed Mad Jack were gone, meaning Mad Jack didn't exist. Refusing to let Jack look down on him, Mad Jack boasted that he was real and charged toward Jack to deliver the final blow, but Jack remained in a meditative position, not even bothering to defend. As he was to strike Jack down, Mad Jack was instantly in Jack's control, able to do nothing except scream in impotent fury and defeat before he was sealed off by Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Triseraquins]]
->Connery voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett
->Guiness voiced by: Creator/MarkHamill
->Ringo voiced by: Creator/JessHarnell

An alien tribe who live in a floating city. Their city is menaced by Aku, who demands a simple price for sparing them...
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* AllThereInTheScript: They are only named in the episode's end credits.
* AtlantisIsBoring: At least, until Aku showed up.
* CrazyPrepared: They have an army at the ready in the event that Aku betrays them. It doesn't work.
* EasilyForgiven: Jack doesn't hold anything against them, knowing that Aku can manipulate anyone with a deal just too good to pass up.
* EtTuBrute: They aren't inclined toward villainy, but they're being blackmailed.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Jack points this out to them that Aku cannot be trusted. Unfortunately, this is justified due to Aku's power keeping their city under water, and thus he is the only one who can lift it. Predictably, he doesn't.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Their names and voices are most likely references to UK celebrities Sean Connery, Alec Guinness, and Ringo Starr.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Lava Monster]]
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->Voiced by: Richard [=McGonagle=]

A viking warrior whose kingdom was destroyed by Aku a millennium ago. Instead of killing him, Aku imprisoned him in solid crystal and buried him inside a mountain to deny him an honorable death. Over the centuries, he learned to shape the rock around his prison and formed a giant stone body. Now he lures other warriors to his mountain, seeking one strong enough to defeat him in honorable battle and grant him entry into Valhalla.
----
* BloodKnight: Jack initially thinks he is this, and for a measure he was right. But due to circumstances, he doesn't exactly enjoy killing people, but have no choice but to fight as his best as if he throws the fight, it will deny him entry into Valhalla.
* DeathCourse: Designs one to test his opponents. Notably a number of other warriors have succeeded before Jack, but none have succeeded in actually besting him in combat.
* DeathSeeker: As he wishes to join his dead kin in Valhalla, he must die by honorable combat.
* {{Determinator}}: He was imprisoned in solid crystal and buried inside a mountain by Aku. Over the centuries, he learned to shape the rock around his prison through ''sheer willpower''.
* DuelToTheDeath: The only way to be free of his curse is to ''lose'' one.
* IDieFree: His ultimate goal is to die in battle so that he can be free of Aku's curse. Jack grants it to him.
** DyingAsYourself: Just prior to his death, he becomes human again.
** GoOutWithASmile: As he dies, he smiles due to being happy that he's finally free of the curse.
* EasilyForgiven: Once Jack learns his backstory, he quickly forgives him for all the warriors he killed.
* ForcedToWatch: Rather than killing him, Aku burned his kingdom to the ground. That was before cursing him.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Dying in battle is the only true death for him.
* LightningBruiser: He's a stone giant who's quick enough to keep up with Jack in a swordfight.
* RapidAging: Upon being freed from the curse he rapidly ages from a young man to an elderly one as he dies.
* WorthyOpponent: Sets up a DeathCourse to find one strong and skilled enough to beat him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gangsters]]
->Boss voiced by: Creator/MauriceLaMarche
->Mr. Pibbles voiced by: Larry Cedar
->Mr. Shine and Knuckles voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Stitches voiced by: Andre Sogliuzzo

A group of diminutive gangsters, supposedly working for Aku, that aren't very good at their jobs. They have more than a passing resemblance to the Ant Hill Mob from ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop.
----
* {{Expy}}:
** The gangster's boss, "Don", is clearly based on gangster characters played by actor Edward G. Robinson: not only do they [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/samuraijack/images/5/59/Don_1.png/revision/latest?cb=20100615083610 look]] [[http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/p/e/t/petit-cesar-1931-05-g.jpg alike]], but they also share the same verbal tic (peppering their speech with heavily accented "yeah!" and "see?" for emphasis).
** Mr. Shine bears a striking resemblance to [[TheThreeStooges Larry Fine.]]
** The entire gang is clearly based on the Ant Hill Mob from ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' and ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
* GoldfishPoopGang: They're not good for much. Even Aku seems aware of it.
--> '''Aku:''' ''Who dares to summon the Mighty Aku, the Shogun of... oh. It is'' you.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: They offer to return the magical water jewel they previously ordered Jack to steal to prove that they turned a new leaf. Jack accepts, but as soon as he walks away, they decide to monopolize on the city's water supply. [[VillainDecay At least they decided to stop blowing up animal shelters]].
* HiddenDepths / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After knocking Jack out an instant before he could deliver a fatal blow to Aku, they somehow got Jack's unconscious body out of there without Aku being any the wiser (and without being punished for their role in bringing him there.)
* IOweYouMyLife: Jack interrupts an assassination attempt on them, earning their respect and a position in their gang.
* KarmaHoudini: They lie to Jack about going straight and having the Neptune Jewel returned to its proper place and are last seen using the Neptune Jewel for their own ends.
* KickTheDog: They ordered Jack to deliver a ''package'' to the owner of an animal shelter. Thankfully, Jack averts this by warning the owner and getting him to flee before the package goes off.
* TheMafia: Played for laughs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Goddess of Water and the Elementals]]
->Fire Creature voiced by: Music/GreyDeLisle

A water goddess who created a powerful jewel that can control all the world's water supplies. To keep it safe from Aku, she created three elemental guardians, strong enough to drive Aku off though not enough to destroy him.
----
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: The Goddess and her creations are among the very few who've ever been able to repel Aku.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: How Jack manages to dispatch all the elementals is playing their powers against each other.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Children]]
->Voiced by: Anndi [=McAfee=], Gary Leroi Gray, and Josh Peck

Kids that are fans of Samurai Jack and are part of Aku's fairy tales.
----
* AudienceSurrogate: They tell Aku what the audience is thinking, particularly when they start to pick at the flaws in his stories.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Aku attempts to exploit this to garner sympathy and respect from the children.
* HeroWorship: The kids love Jack to the point that they (reluctantly but bravely) request Aku to speak of stories related to Jack, much to his shock.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tribe]]
->Monkey Man voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

A tribe of round little white-furred apes (and a wild man who lives alongside them).
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* ActualPacifist: Until Jack trains them; then they become {{Martial Pacifist}}s.
* AllThereInTheScript: The Monkey Man isn't named onscreen.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The White Apes have an incredible ability to jump enormous distances due to a regimen of training that they go through.
* NotQuiteFlight: Not flight, [[InASingleBound jump good]]!
* RaisedByWolves: The Monkey Man was originally part of a group of humans enslaved by Aku's forces, but was accidentally left behind by them as a young child, and was raised by the White Ape Tribe. He's well aware that he's human and not an ape though.
* TrainingFromHell: The training the white apes undergo to learn their Jump Good skill that they teach to Jack, which involves jumping, running and training with boulders tied to their arms and legs as well as an enormous one on their backs.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Jack trains the peaceful apes in nonlethal combat to help them defend themselves against an aggressive tribe of red gorillas that harasses them and steal their food. In return, they train him to Jump Good.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Two-Headed Worm]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TimCurry and Creator/PhilLaMarr

A magical two headed worm who is said to be able to grant the wish of anyone who can guess its riddle.
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* BlatantLies: When one of them tells you that one head only tells the truth and the other only lies, ''it might be lying.''
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Some of their sentences have one another interrupt to say the rest.
* KnightsAndKnaves: The story kind of demonstrates the biggest flaw of that old riddle.
* ObviouslyEvil: Its a giant, scary, too-headed worm with huge teeth that hisses when it talks. Kind of makes one wonder why ''anyone'', much less Jack, trusted it.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Their riddle consists of Jack guessing which one is truthful, and which one is a liar. They grant him exactly one question to ask. Ultimately, Jack [[AwesomenessByAnalysis correctly deduced who is really truthful by forcing the lying worm to indicate he is the truthful one, which is in fact false.]]
** ShaggyDogStory: And then Jack discovered that both worms are liars. The End.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Metal Eating Family]]
->Woman voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale

A family of lost travelers, consisting of an average woman, a huge male, a short and elderly woman, and a young boy. They are actually metal eating robots.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: They were nice to Jack at first. Then they start to get violent and try to eat his blade.
* MonstrousCannibalism: Their ultimate fate once they discover what they each are really made of is that they eat one another. It's as disturbing as it sounds.
* TomatoInTheMirror: The family are robots, but don't seem to be aware of it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gargoyle]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

A brutish gargoyle who seals a magical fairy inside an unbreakable sphere, intending to force her to grant his wish.
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* DieLaughing: Jack may had defeated him, [[TheBadGuyWins but he had the last laugh.]]
* EvilBrit: A sort of Yorkshire accent.
* TheBadGuyWins: He laughs as he crumbles to dust, because he knows that Jack and the fairy are doomed without him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Wishing Fairy]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale
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* BenevolentGenie: With a rather major drawback - only one wish, ever.
* DamselInDistress: Her tale starts when she's somehow captured by the gargoyle.
* TakingAThirdOption: Unable to break from her prison, and Jack's hand being stuck, Jack opts to wish for their freedom instead.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dome of Doom Champions]]
->Gordo voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Aqualizer voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
->Sumoto voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Ganeesh voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Nine champions that Jack has to face for freedom in the Dome of Doom. Their names are Gordo the Gruesome, The Aqualizer, Sumoto, Mr. Roboto, Miotis, Reptor, The Claw, Torto, and Ganeesh.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite weighing ''700 tons'', Sumoto can perform a vertical leap several hundred feet into the air.
* TheBattledome: Exterior shots of the Dome of Doom are reminiscent of Thunderdome.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Jack is referred to as "Two-Sandals The Treacherous" in this episode, since that's what the announcer called him when he was hauled into the arena to face Gordo.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Gordo is a simian-like alien.
* IceCreamKoan: ''Everything'' that Ganeesh says.
* LargeHam: Basically every fighter in the Dome of Doom with speaking lines, but especially Gordo and the announcer.
* LizardFolk: Reptor and Torto.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Ganeesh, who resembles a Hindu god.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Reptor hightails it out of the arena after Jack has cut off his extensible tongue and killed the other champions.
* ShoutOut: The Aqualizer is one to Blaster from MadMax. Underneath his helmet, Aqualizer is actually a harmless, weak sluglike creature who can't fight on his own.
* TheToothHurts: Jack disables Miotis by cutting out his fangs.
* UnstoppableRage: Gordo goes into a state like this when he's been hurt. It still doesn't do much to help him.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sumoto, the most formidable of the champions, has one: [[spoiler:he's ticklish.]]
* WolverineClaws: The Claw's signature weapons.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Scotsman's Wife]]
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->Voiced by: Ruth Williamson

A woman married to the Scotsman, who was once kidnapped by an army of demonic robots. She's not so much a "skilled fighter", but more of an elemental force of raw destruction (and insults).
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* ActionGirl: When properly enraged, she can turn into butt-kicking OneWomanArmy.
* AffectionateNickname: The Scotsman gives her a variety of cute nickname, such as "Muffin".
* BadassNormal: She may not have any powers herself, but she's not afraid to fight anyone who's powerful.
* BerserkButton: Refer to her size and you perish.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She is just as [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] ([[BruiserWithASoftCenter with an equally soft heart]]), [[fieryRedhead fiery]], and [[BraveScot gutsy]] as the Scotsman is.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: While she can be unbelievably powerful and so destructive that she makes a hurricane look like a bad drizzle, in better circumstances she's very nice and dearly loves her husband [[SickeninglySweethearts (and she's not afraid to show it).]]
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Might as well be the poster child for the trope. When her husband comes along with Jack to rescue her from the Celtic demons, all she does is nag, complain, and whine about every little thing they do. As a bonus, she does it so loudly, that any hope Jack and the Scotsman had of escaping via stealth is dashed, they are captured by the Celtic demon swarm, and had the lead Celtic demon not made the mistake of calling her [[BerserkButton "fat,"]] Jack and the Scotsman, who were being worn down by a massive ZergRush would have been killed, and she would have been "sacrificed."
* DamselOutOfDistress: She had to be rescued by Jack and the Scotsman, but was somehow still capable of destroying the same army that captured her and were about to defeat the two men. Why she couldn't (or wouldn't) save herself earlier [[{{Headscratchers}} is anyone's guess]], but it was likely due to the RuleOfFunny.
* DeadpanSnarker: She throws around sarcasm and sardonicism like no tomorrow.
* EyeScream: Pokes several of the demons' eyes out.
* FatBitch: She's fatter than her husband, and has an even worse temper. Just don't ever mention her weight in front of her.
* FieryRedhead: Stereotypical Scottish temper.
* FloweryInsults: Even more skilled than her husband!
* {{Gonk}}: She's so obese and unattractive, that only a a man like her husband can call her beautiful. But her personality makes up for it (as long as she's in a good mood).
* GroinAttack: Responds to the Master of the Hunt calling her fat by punching him right in the clock schpiel.
* HairTriggerTemper: If you know what's good for you, do ''not'' make her angry. Hell, even the her own husband is afraid of just the thought of angering her, and her husband is ''The Scotsman'', who is usually willing to stand up to anyone.
* HappilyMarried: Rarely shows it, but it's there. But we'll ''never'' understand it.
* InformedAbility: According to her husband -- who is [[SickeninglySweethearts hardly an impartial judge]] -- she sings "like an angel". Her voice isn't actually pleasant though. Then again, [[FridgeBrilliance considering what the Scotsman's idea of a "beautiful voice" is...]]
* InsistentTerminology: "I am not fat! I'm stout!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a stereotypically bitchy and nagging housewife, but still loves her husband. She also warms up to Jack, at least until he comments about her size.
* NoNameGiven: Like her husband, her name is never brought up.
* OneWomanArmy: Defeated the whole drone army which Jack and The Scotsman, who are BackToBackBadasses, were not even able to defeat together with their swords!
* ShockwaveStomp: She can create one of these by punching the ground.
* {{Stout|Strength}} SuperStrength: She's a powerhouse much like her husband.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: The Scotsman may be huge but she is ''bigger'' and ''taller'' than him.
* {{Tsundere}}: An interesting Western version of this. While irritated, she's even ruder and louder than her husband. When angry, PRAY TO GOD she gives you a quick death. However in more pleasant circumstances, she's cheerful, kind and polite.
* UnstoppableRage: Destroys the entire demon army holding her captive with her bare hands (and feet, and teeth, and forehead...)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Celtic Demons]]
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr and Creator/JeffBennett

A clan of demonic robots, or possibly robotic demons, serving the Master of the Hunt
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* AmbiguousRobot: They're demons! With robot insides!
* BehindTheBlack: When Jack tosses a pebble to the gates of the Castle of Bone, five demons pop out of nowhere with guns at the ready.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ultra-Robots]]
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->Voiced by: KevinMichaelRichardson

Eight nigh-invulnerable killing machines that are design by Extor as a means to kill Jack. Aku then empowers them and test by destroying Extor's village and other villages to lure the samurai out. It took a metal gauntlet made by Extor and divine intervention for Jack to destroy them.
----
* AIIsACrapshoot: ''Intentional'', seeing as Aku is their power source.
* CurbStompBattle: Deal one to Jack in their first fight thanks to his sword being unable to cut through them. When he gets the PowerFist from Extor he fights them on more equal terms until it runs out of power, though until Jack gets his divine intervention he's unable to even land a single blow on the last one.
* FamousLastWords: The lead bot can only think of one word when Jack cleaves him in half, with some {{divine intervention}}.
-->'''Lead Bot:''' [[ThisCannotBe Unbelievable]]...
* FlamethrowerBackfire: The robot with the flamethrower arms is destroyed when Jack cuts off one arm and ignites the robot's remaining fuel with it.
* GatlingGood: One of the robots has two gatling guns for arms.
* InvisibilityCloak: One robot uses a combination of this and a pair of close combat PowerFist.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The leader droid has a katana meant to simulate Jack's.
* {{Magitek}}: Their power source is actually Aku's essence.
* MoreDakka: The robots that uses projectiles for weapons uses this style of attack.
* NoSell: Extor worked long and hard to make them a match for Jack, and as such his initial attacks aren't able to phase them. Despite the superior power of his sword, they were made of adamantium, which meant that Jack lacked the raw strength to cut them. Extor evens this out by giving him a power gauntlet that augments his strength to where he is able to slice through the robots. [[spoiler: When the power for the arm runs out, Jack summons the power of his ancestors and of the spirits to give him a boost to destroy the last robot]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: They have red eyes and they are ''very'' dangerous.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Extor]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

The creator of the Ultra-Robots designed to kill Jack, he made them as part of a deal with Aku in order for his home to be spared. Predictably, Aku betrays him by sending his creations to destroy his village. He seeks to redeem himself by helping Jack destory his creations, namely evening out the odds via a power gauntlet.
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* TheAtoner: The robots he created are invincible mechanical monsters; helping Jack destroy them is his effort at atonement.
* {{Expy}}: His name recalls Genndy's previous creation, {{WesternAnimation/Dexter|sLaboratory}}; his voice is a homage to Creator/JerryLewis in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (probably now better-known for another expy, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Professor Frink]]).
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His realization once Aku betrays him.
* PowerFist: Extor creates a powerful mechanical gauntlet for Jack's arm; it augments Jack's strength significantly and allows him to slice through the admanatium body of the robots. Shame it runs out of power when there's one bot left.
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Unsurprisingly, Aku did not keep his word and Extor's attempt to protect his village was all for naught. Aku's betrayal motivated Extor to redeem himself by crafting a strength-enhancing gauntlet, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain which is the only thing that allowed Jack to defeat the robots]]... Well, [[DivineIntervention mostly]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Three Monks]]
->Monk #1 voiced by: Creator/CoreyBurton
->Monk #2 voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Three monks that have trained and meditated their whole lives to climb a massive mountain, atop which there is said a great Truth can be found.
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* ComicallySerious: They never interact with any fiends they come across, hold the same expressions throughout the whole episode, and always press forward regardless of Jack's stake in this.
* HeroicSecondWind: When Jack is down, the monks speak to him telepathically, testing his resolve.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Three passing mountaineers who wander past just as Jack needs to confirm his purpose in life? Or agents of the gods sent to remind Jack what is at stake?
* NotSoStoic: They are for the most part unemotive. However at the end of the episode when they speak to him telepathically, the head Monk barks his last question with a surprising amount of conviction, asking if Jack has forgotten what his purpose is.
* TheQuietOne: They're not talkers.
* TheStoic: They don't show much emotion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Farting Dragon]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ClancyBrown

A dragon with a massive intestinal problems whose daily expulsion of gas plagues a nearby city.
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* ApologeticAttacker: She would ''love'' to stop inundating the nearby town with rancid vapors.
* BiggerOnTheInside: A rare case where this applies to a living creature. When Jack crawls down her throat to deal with the problem, he finds a WombLevel that's as big as a decent-size cavern system, clearly bigger than the dragon seemed outside.
* {{Fartillery}}: Her flatulence is absolutely noxious. Every time she blows her booty the village beneath her cave nearly suffocates.
* {{Gasshole}}: Thanks to a case of indigestion.
* SamusIsAGirl: Her voice seems masculine at first, until Jack discovers that the problem is [[MonsterIsAMommy a partially-hatched baby dragon]] in her womb.
* VisualPun: To the Bruce Lee film, ''Film/EnterTheDragon.''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Imakandi]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A race of lion-headed hunters, they are considered the greatest hunters in the ''galaxy.''
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* CatFolk: Lion folk.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: When Aku comes to take Jack, they tell him to his face that they are letting Jack run free before making their exit.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The samurai is worthy prey.
* PantheraAwesome: They have lion-like heads, adding more to their appeal as a race of hunters.
* PlanetOfHats: A whole world of TheHunter.
* ProudWarriorRace: Their leader gives a laconic speech that explains this very succinctly. Aku was willing to pay them very, very well. They don't want the money, they want the hunt.
* WorthyOpponent: They love it whenever their prey gives them a real challenge. So much that when they finally catch it, they'll let it go out of respect. [[GenreBlindness Aku must be kicking himself for not seeing this coming as soon as they said they didn't want money]] (it's #44 on [[EvilOverlordList the list]] for a ''reason'', Aku).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Demongo]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

One of Aku's most powerful minions. He has the ability to summon the essences (souls) of countless warriors from his collection.
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* AssholeVictim: He's enslaved hundreds of warriors and turn them lose on Aku's enemies, so he definitely earned the beating he got when Jack released '''ALL''' of them, and when Aku killed him for his failure.
* BadassBoast. "I am the dealer of destruction, the merchant of doom! And I seek you, Samurai Jack."
* BladeOnAStick: The Samurai Warrior has one of these.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "My Mastaaaah".
* TheCollector: In this case, he collects and enslaves 'essence'.
* CurbStompBattle: After Jack frees the warriors Demongo trapped, leaving him powerless, the freed warriors gang up on him, and it's implied they beat the holy hell out of him before sending him limping back to Aku.
* DarkIsEvil: Just like Aku, he's a ruthless black demon.
* DirtyCoward: Without his enslaved warriors, Demongo is a sniveling coward who begs and pleads for his life.
* HeroKiller: He may be weak on his own, but he is still known for having killed hundreds of warriors and beasts and claimed their essence. He had to have killed at least one of them on his own to start his collection.
* InformedAbility: He was never really seen actually taking someone's essence. Also, Demongo is refered as the most powerful minion of Aku; however the only power was from the essences of the warriors inside of him.
* TheJailer: Demongo is a unique example; not only is he a jailer (his victims being enemies of Aku) but ''his body is the jail'', and he can command the imprisoned souls to fight for him. (Until, that is, Jack busts them out.)
* KilledOffForReal: Is killed by Aku for failing to kill Jack.
* LargeHam: Much like his master.
* NobleDemon: He seemed very loyal to Aku, calling him his master and even seeking forgiveness from him.
* NoodleIncident: The first four warriors Demongo summons are recognized by Jack. Judging by their dialogue, he's met them before, but they had not actually appeared in the show before.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: A demonic collector of essence.
* PsychopathicManchild: Demongo has shades of this, including sticking out his tongue and making silly taunts.
* ShoutOut: One of the warriors Demongo summons is very clearly one of the TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, just with a sumo wrestler outfit instead of a shell. Another heavily resembles Lobo and another ComicBook/MarshalLaw.
* SquishyWizard: His essence-stealing powers make him nearly unbeatable, but as he cheerfully admits, he has basically no fighting skill of his own.
* YourSoulIsMine: Anybody killed by him or his imprisoned warriors joins them in his collection.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Aku destroys Demongo for his failure.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Spartans]]
->Brotok voiced by: Brian George
->Kurtok voiced by: Danny Mann
->Spartok voiced by: Daran Norris

An army of Spartan warriors protecting their secluded homeland from an unrelenting force of robotic monsters.
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* {{Determinator}}: Their response to the very real threat of a ForeverWar? HoldTheLine.
* ProudWarriorRace: They realize that they are doomed, and they are committed to dying well. The King mentions that he is the ''fifth'' king to fight in the war.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Spartan King leads his men from the front lines. His son does as well.
* WarIsHell: Especially one that can't be won.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mechanical Beast and Minotaur Robots]]

An insane AI who's conquered all the lands surrounding its lair aside from the Spartan Kingdom.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Possibly, the Spartan King mentions that their enemy is a mechanical beast who "went mad". On the other hand, Aku is the most likely source for the Beast's technology. It may be functioning exactly as he intended when it spreads ruin and desolation.
* ZergRush: The minotaur robots are simply sent in en masse, over and over. This isn't WeHaveReserves, though: after each defeat they drag their fallen comrades or their own lost body parts back for repair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caccitore]]
->Voiced by: Bob Joles

A sleazy slob who takes advantage of Jack's temporary BalefulPolymorph to climb to the top of his particular field - making animals fight to the death for the amusement of scumbags.
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* AllThereInTheScript: His name is only shown in the end credits.
* BadBoss: His prize-fighting chicken doesn't receive medical care, or adequate food, or anything.
* FatBastard: He's very portly and clearly not a very pleasant person.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Carried to a comical extreme. When it looks like he's going to feed Jack, he just noshes on lasagna and continues starving Jack.
* JustAStupidAccent: Even when he's alone, he doesn't actually speak Italian - only broken English with a comically thick accent.
* KarmicTransformation: He happens to bump into the same ''extremely'' cranky wizard who cursed Jack, and... well...
--> '''Chicken with a stupid accent:''' Bock-a, bock-a!
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from an Italian dish containing chicken.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:DJ Salvatore]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A rave DJ whose magical rhythm hypnotizes the children of a town Jack passes through into becoming "children of Aku".
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* BaldOfEvil: He's completely bald.
* CoolShades: Wears a pair of neat-looking shades. They get destroyed after Jack beats him.
* DanceBattler: For the first part of the battle, allowing him to match Jack blow-for-blow.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: He has a guttural, raspy voice.
* ForTheEvulz: Possibly the only reason why he has the kids raid the village is for the hell of it.
** Considering how he works for [[EvilIsPetty Aku...]]
* GatlingGood: When using his PoweredArmor.
* GoldTooth: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Which can shoot lasers!]]
* JiveTurkey: He's a DJ, what do you expect?
-->'''Jack:''' Music maker man! Your beats are bad!
-->'''Salvatore:''' That's right, they ''bad!''
-->'''Jack:''' Not bad good! Bad bad!
-->'''Salvatore:''' What''ever!''
* LeanAndMean: He's rail thin.
* MusicalAssassin: A DJ who uses hypnotic music to brainwash kids into raiding villages. Seems about right.
* PoweredArmor: Uses a special wristwatch to create this from his DJ equipment.
* RedHerring: Invoked. When he first appears, he's covered in shadows and his headphones make him resemble Aku, but then the lights come on and reveal who he really is.
* RhymesOnADime: When ordering the kids to attack Jack.
-->'''Salvatore:''' Let's mix it up with a taste of the bass! Beats in his face! The brand new hardcore track! Jack Attack!
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's never made clear what happens to him after his fight with Jack. But considering what happens to those who fail Aku, he probably won't live long.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Olivia and her Father]]
->Olivia voiced by: Creator/KathSoucie
->Olivia's father voiced by: Michael Patrick Bell

Two of the townsfolk affected by DJ Salvatore's dance beats.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Olivia is mind-controlled by DJ Salvatore to become a thief.
* InelegantBlubbering: Olivia's father incessantly bawls over his daughter leaving him and being controlled by the DJ's music.
* {{Ruritania}}: Their village is vaguely Bavarian.
* TearsOfJoy: Both Olivia and her father cry with joy after they reunite at the end of the episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Josephine and Ezekiel Clench]]
->Josephine Clench voiced by: Music/GreyDeLisle
->Ezekiel Clench voiced by: Creator/JohnDiMaggio

A pair of married but separated bounty hunters who end up teaming by necessity to take down Jack. It doesn't help much.
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* BountyHunter: Zeke has quite a reputation: Josephine's success relies on ''not'' having one.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Hinted at with Josephine.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Josephine plays this off against Jack to distract him. He doesn't bite, but his good nature does betray him.
** She had more success with her own ex-husband, before betraying him. Again.
* HollywoodRestrainingOrder: Hilariously, ''he'' took out a restraining order on ''her.'' It requires her to be no less than 150 feet from him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ezekiel is taller than Josephine.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Zeke's gauntlets. Which turn out to be very multifunctional: pistols, DualWielding knives, bola launchers, tasers, and - of course - clenching.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Hell, they ''were'' married for a while.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Jack's career might have ended right here had Josephine's greed not caused her to double-cross Zeke; he was able to escape and get rid of them by taking advantage of how she shoved Zeke off the train.
* NoodleIncident: It's never said just what caused them to break up in the first place, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder but Josephine's actions]] at the end give the viewers something of an idea.
* ParasolOfPain: Josephine uses one, its barbed ends used to restrain a victim, and a grapple concealed within to hook one.
* PlayingCardMotifs: Zeke has this. His jacket is covered with clubs, diamonds, spades, and hearts, the spurs on his boots are shaped like spades, he has a card in his hat, and of course, his cybernetic hands, the wrists of which had the playing card suits on them. The hands have a special ability depending on which suit was facing up. (He changes the setting by turning the wrist so that the desired suit is on the back of the hand.)
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Josephine's weapon of choice.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Ezekiel's not exactly what one would call handsome, while Josephine is a complete knockout.
* TheVamp: Josephine. She seduces Jack to try and capture him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dust Zombies]]
->Witch Hag voiced by: B.J. Ward

An entire graveyard, resurrected en masse to take down Jack.
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* MadeOfPlasticine: Most of them are reduced to powder with a single swing. But there are a ''lot'' of them.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Necromancy variety.
* ZergRush: They attempt to swamp Jack with sheer numbers over and over. It gets pretty harrowing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Minions of Set]]
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The Minions of Set are three powerful divine beings created by the Egyptian god Set to bring violence and terror to the world. Incredibly strong, fast, agile and with a healing factor that makes them nearly invincible, the Minions are among the most deadly opponents Jack ever faces. Their appearance is loosely based on the Set Animal, or Sha.
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* AxCrazy: They will immediately and ferociously attack anything they see. The only reason they didn't attack Aku appeared to be more out of gratitude than fear.
* BehindTheBlack: The entire episode makes extensive use of this technique for conveying the panicked, claustrophobic feeling of being surrounded by swift and powerful monsters, but not being able to keep track of where they actually ''are''. The Minions frequently jump into and out of the black, leading Jack to suffer frequent surprise assaults, being completely unaware of the incoming threat until it walks onto the screen, even if it is right in front of him.
* ChaseFight: Jack is unable to engage the Minions for more than a few moments at a time without being completely overwhelmed, so most of the episode consists of the Minions chasing Jack through an ancient Egyptian temple.
* CombatParkour: The Minions move with incredible grace and agility for such large and heavy creatures, and use this skill with deadly effect in battle, constantly pouncing at their opponents like animals, rapidly changing position to keep their victims off-guard, performing flips and wall jumps, and even running across the tops of a long row of pillars, all with flawless precision and execution.
* CombatPragmatist: The Minions of Set have no hesitation or remorse about doing whatever it takes to kill their prey, employing brutal tactics that make merely fighting dirty look admirable. They are predators, not warriors. They want to '''''kill''''' Jack, and they are going to do it one way or another.
* CompleteImmortality: The prophecy concerning the Minions makes it quite clear they can ''only'' be destroyed by the power of a god, specifically, the Egyptian god of the sun. Failure to summon this god will lead to utter disaster as there will be nothing left that can possibly stop them. A strong enough warrior ''might'' be able to drive them back, but nobody will ever be able to ''destroy'' them.
* CurbStompBattle:
** The Minions are so much more powerful than Jack that it isn't a Curb Stomp Battle so much as it is Jack using every ounce of his skill and power to extend his life for a few more seconds. Every encounter with them forces Jack to focus solely on defending himself, as the Minions' blitz-like battle tactics make them almost impossible to hit. Not that hitting them actually does anything.
** They're on the receiving end when Jack succeeds in summoning Ra. Two of them ''try'' to fight back, but can't even get close before Ra incinerates them. the third one attemps to flee, but shares the fate as the other two.
* DeusExMachina: Set up all through the episode. Jack can't stop these creatures - the best he can do is summon a PhysicalGod that ''can.''
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The moment Aku releases them from their prison, the Minions's first act is to mercilessly slaughter all of Aku's robots in a terrifying display of their strength, skill, and utter ferocity.
* FlamingSword: Each Minion has a weapon enshrouded in magical [[TechnicolorFire blue flame]]. When they're finally subjected to a power that can hurt them, their bodies boil away with the same eldritch fires.
* ForgedByTheGods: While they may be evil destructive monsters, the Minions of Set were created by a (chaotic) god. This makes them divine by nature and thus impervious to any attack or weapon unless the attack or weapon itself is divine (like when Ra showed up and barbecued them with his heat vision).
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The Minions of Set have glowing blue eyes that shine more brightly whenever they become alerted or agitated during hunting. Even when passive their eyeglow is so bright it is clearly visible even in broad daylight in the desert.
* HealingFactor: The Minions have an incredibly powerful healing factor that immediately heals any wound. Even Jack's sword (which has a very good track record when it comes to destroying the indestructible) is not effective: at one point he delivers a vital hit that nearly cuts one of them in half, and it grows back together the instant he finishes his stroke.
* InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality: Averted against the disposable robotic minions, but played straight against Jack himself. The one's with the bladed weapons can cut him but not too badly and only really giving ClothingDamage. The one with the blunt weapons just whales on Jack and his hits are the one's to visibly and fully on connect. Granted when they beat on him with their fists or slam him into things they can do damage, just nothing too bad.
* ItCanThink: They're aggressive, not stupid. They know what the scarab does and make every effort to prevent Jack from assembling it, including trying to ingest one of the pieces.
* ImplacableMan: Quite possibly the Minions' most terrifying attribute. They are stronger than you. They are faster than you. They do not need to eat or sleep or stop to catch their breath. They attack their quarry relentlessly, without any hesitation and without any second thoughts about their actions. There is no stopping their rushing, headlong advance. Jack is hunted down relentlessly, barely able to stop running for even for a few moments before the Minions catch his scent and begin the chase anew.
* KnightOfCerebus: The Minions have no comedic traits whatsoever, and are possibly the most dangerous enemies in the whole show next to Aku.
* LightningBruiser: Despite having hugely overbuilt upper bodies, very short, slender legs and enough weight to make the ground rumble beneath their feet, the Minions of Set are extremely fast and agile. Jack is so overwhelmed by the way they constantly jump around in combat he can hardly tell what direction their attacks are coming from. He only manages to even hit them twice, not that his attacks actually do anything.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The Minions have huge, gaping mouths that contain multiple rows of sharp, dinosaur-like fangs.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: One of the main reasons the Minions of Set are so fearsome is that ''every second'' of their existence is a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. They will immediately attack anything that moves with animal ferocity and machine-like determination, and will not hesitate to completely mutilate their practically helpless victims in their attempts to kill them.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Another reason the Minions are so terrifying is that they are ''utterly'' relentless. Once given an objective, they will stop at nothing to complete it. They don't need to rest, eat, or drink. They don't stop to banter, gloat, monologue, or snark. They don't allow Jack a chance to catch his breath. They use every underhanded tactic at their disposal. And they definitely don't let things like collateral damage stop them. They're out to ''kill'' Jack, they ''will'' kill Jack, and they ''[[{{Determinator}} Will. Not. Stop.]]'' '''Ever'''. They also try to stop Jack from assembling the scarab needed to summon Ra, the one thing that can defeat them.
* OhCrap: Jack's reaction upon discovering the Minions' empty tomb. The normally calm and collected samurai is so horrified by the revelation he is frozen in place, gawking, allowing the Minions to ambush him.
-->'''Jack:''' ''"The Minions of Set!'''"
* PerpetualMotionMonster: The Minions of Set appear to be completely immortal and invulnerable, require no sustenance whatsoever, and have unlimited stamina and endurance, allowing them to pursue their prey constantly and relentlessly without a moment's pause or hesitation. As powerful as Jack is, he is still only a man, and without the required items to summon Divine Intervention, it is only a matter of time until the Minions finally overpower him and tear him to pieces.
* TheNoseKnows: They can sniff out Jack from virtually anywhere.
* RunOrDie: Jack's only options when faced with immortal, unstoppable ancient Egyptian hell-beasts. And running only delays the inevitable. Sooner or later, they ''will'' catch up to you.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After two of them were destroyed by Ra, the last one tries to make a run for it. Ra doesn't let him.
* SealedEvilInACan: Originally plagued ancient Egypt until the Pharaoh of the time summoned Ra and had them sealed away inside a stone sarcophagus. Aku releases them in the present to kill Jack.
* SummonBiggerFish: The only way to defeat the Minions is to summon the only being that can harm them, Ra.
* SuperStrength: The Minions of Set are huge and very muscular, allowing them to cut stone pillars to pieces, punch a person hard enough to send them flying through the air, and slam a person into a solid stone wall with enough force to leave an impression of their body in it. Even their relatively short and slender legs are deceptively powerful, allowing them to run and move with great speed, make huge leaps and perform other acrobatic feats with ease.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: The only thing that can harm the Minions is joining together three pieces of a magical scarab, which summons Ra, the god of the sun.
* TheSpeechless: Although they appear to be capable of understanding human speech, the Minions themselves do not speak; they only bark, growl and roar.
* OneManArmy: Well, three of them, but nonetheless Aku tests the Minions' skills by setting them against a whole battalion of his own [[MechaMooks robotic soldiers]]. [[CurbStompBattle Obviously, the Minions gain victory in a matter of seconds]].
* UnSkilledButStrong: Not unskilled ''per se'', but rather their impressive skill in battle is directly dependent upon their incredible strength, agility, and especially their invincibility. There is no need to learn to wield exotic weapons or employ specialized fighting techniques when you are an unstoppable monster. Contrast this with the Guardian, who while incredibly powerful, is neither invincible nor immortal and hence needs to actually know how to defend himself in combat.
* VictoryPose: After utterly annihilating Aku's robots, the Minions raise their weapons to the sky in triumphant celebration of their victory and prowess. The Minion with the battle axe even throws a fist pump in for good measure.
* WallCrawl: The Minions are capable of running on walls and even upside down on the ceiling.
* WallJump: Several of them, actually. Being able to magically stick to walls and ceilings helps.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Guardian]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A powerful warrior that guards a time portal, waiting for TheChosenOne to find and use it. When Jack finds the portal, he is told by the Guardian that he's not the one, leading Jack to try and beat him anyway.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Has Jack's ''number'' in combat. In fact, he has ''everyone's'' number. The Guardian has triumphed over hundreds of enemies for countless eons.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: He's blue.
* ApologeticAttacker: Spares Jack's life and apologizes after beating him, but [[spoiler: Jack isn't ready to use the portal just yet.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: He's very fond of his suit too.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's about ten feet tall, very blue, and very bald.
* BeefGate: A rare example outside video games. He won't let Jack through the time portal until he's certain that he's ready.
* BerserkButton: Jack demolished his suit. He lost his temper, and Jack went from 'losing' to 'being brutally smacked down'.
* BloodKnight: He has a child-like delight in battle.
* CurbStompBattle: Things stop looking equal pretty early on, and Jack's favorite solution against a skilled foe - turning an enemy's aggression against him - turns out to be a NoSell. Things get really bad for Jack. The only reason the Guardian doesn't kill him is because the portal gives him a sign telling him not to.
* DualWielding: First dual wields [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai_(weapon) sai]], then switches to dual wielding firearms.
* ExtremeOmnivore: It's not shown whether he actually needs nutrition in all those eras of fighting, but after he loses his temper with Jack he ''eats'' his shield.
* GunsAkimbo: One a submachine gun, the other a machine gun / rocket launcher. At one point he's ''shooting throwing stars out of the air,'' unerringly, with his off-hand while continuing to blast at Jack with the other.
* HaHaHaNo: This is his response to Jack's request to use the time portal.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He has blatant HeroTrackingFailure when it comes to hitting Jack, but was able to shoot a dozen small projectiles out of the air at once.
* JiveTurkey: Not as extreme as Da Samurai, but the Guardian does have this general speech pattern.
* LightningBruiser: Tougher, stronger, ''and'' faster. He's toying with Jack.
* MasterOfAll: Even moreso than Jack, because he even uses modern weapons. We see him use [[KatanasAreJustBetter a katana]], sai, a spear (broken into two halves for dual-wielding), machine gun, a rocket launcher, and eventually his bare hands.
* [[MyFavoriteShirt My Favorite Suit]]: [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Jack really shouldn't have damaged it.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Missiles don't as much as scratch him.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Leaving Jack a broken, unconscious mess.
* NoNameGiven: The legend of the time gate in the Land of Moon refers to 'a guardian'. Hence his moniker: his true identity is left completely mysterious.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He states that only one man will ''ever'' use his timegate - the same man that will defeat him in battle.
--> '''Guardian:''' And you, m'man, ''ain't'' that man.
* OutsideContextProblem: At some point, long ago, the portal was built (possibly by Aku, though probably not). Then somebody or something (definitely ''not'' Aku, or there wouldn't be an exception for 'the chosen one') stationed the Guardian there. Where'd he come from? Who gave him this task? And is he there to keep Jack in the future until 'future' Aku is defeated, or for some other reason? We don't know and we never will.
* PetTheDog: When he thinks Jack's will to fight has finally been broken: "Now why don't you leave before you really get hurt!?"
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's not malicious, but those red eyes ([[EyeGlasses lenses?]]) are indeed a warning.
* ShoutOut: His appearance, usage of a Katana, and the way Jack is reflected in his eyes are all reminiscent of Morpheus from ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* SuperStrength: As if his HyperspaceArsenal wasn't enough.
* TennisBoss: Subverted; Jack thinks he can beat him by bouncing his missiles back at him, but he's sadly mistaken.
* TimeAbyss: The Guardian claims to have been guarding the time portal for "countless eons". The huge pile of rubble, debris, broken down giant robots, war machines and likely countless dead warriors surrounding the gate makes it obvious he has been doing this for a ''very'' long time.
* YouAreNotReady: Is told this about Jack after their battle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Creature]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

A hulking cartoony-looking creature of limited intelligence but benevolent nature that Jack finds and unwittingly befriends during his travels. Whilst it is initially annoying, when it sees Jack in pain at the hands of a band of robot bounty hunters, it reveals a far more violent side of itself and rescues him.
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: See HulkingOut below.
* CartoonCreature: It looks something like a bear, something like a cat, and it's [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation light blue all over]]. At best, one can say it looks vaguely like a blue Anime/{{Totoro}} with three daisies on its head.
* GentleGiant: It's normally sweet, docile and inoffensive, if annoyingly dimwitted. But, for the love of all that's holy, do '''not''' tick it off!
* HulkingOut: When Jack is in danger, it undergoes a terrible transformation, growing several times larger, sprouting immense claws and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily a huge array of fangs]], turning red with mad-looking eyes, and having its daisies replaced by dead-looking tree stumps.
* UnstoppableRage: Utterly ''mangles'' the robots who hurt Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roadster Robots]]
A team of 50s-themed robots who manage to get the better of Jack with a lucky shot. To their great misfortune, it happened while the Creature was still in earshot.
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* TheFifties: All four robots are built to resemble 50s teenagers - greaser hairstyles, poodle skirts, beanies, etc.
* MookHorrorShow: The Creature smashes, mangles, and in one case chews them into fragments.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: Bounty hunters? A roving team of killbots? Maybe they just hate kimonos? Who knows? In any case, they don't seem to matter much to the overall story.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cronus]]

The Greek god of time and space. He was defeated eons ago by his son Zeus and was chained to an abandoned planet in space, while his magical gloves and helmet were hidden on Earth.
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* ClippedWingAngel: He would had been a really difficult opponent against Jack, if it weren't for Jack [[BattleOfWits catching on to Aku's plan early on]] and removing Cronus' power source the first chance he had, which slowly vanquishes him.
* MadGod: As described in the backstory, he went mad with power.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Courtesy of Greek myth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Demonic Spirit]]
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A malicious spirit that trapped the souls of a Japanese family in a haunted house. Jack manages to slay the demon and free the family inside.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: Its true form resembles a cross between a humanoid wolf and a dragon.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Grows to massive height during the last leg of its fight with Jack.
* CoolSword: Another weapon it uses in its fight with Jack.
* DarkIsEvil: It's a soul-eating demon who initially looks like a [[LivingShadow black mass of shadows]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Its realm is completely black and white.
* DiabolusExNihilo: It's never been made clear what this thing is or where it came from.
* DropTheHammer: One of the weapons it uses to fight Jack is a flaming hammer.
* EldritchAbomination: Possibly the most straight up example next to Aku. It's quite powerful, feeds on souls, and doesn't look or act even remotely human.
* FlamingSword: Its preferred type of weapon.
* GreenThumb: Takes control of some of the vines in the house to bind Jack so it could steal his soul.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice. First, whenever Jack landed a decisive hit, the demon would grow larger to get the advantage. Jack eventually learned to use his willpower to do the same. The demon then tried to finish him off with a homing fireball. Jack grabbed it and tossed it back at him, killing him instantly and freeing the souls of Kuni's family.
* HumanoidAbomination: In its true form.
* KickTheDog: After devouring the souls of her family, the demon lets Kuni live solely to use her as bait to lure in more victims.
* KnightOfCerebus: One of the few beings in the show that is taken completely seriously. Its episode is possibly one of the scariest in the whole show.
* LoneWolfBoss: This creature seems completely unconnected with Aku and is basically just a random VillainOfTheWeek.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The demon grows in size whenever Jack lands a decisive hit on it.
* MindOverMatter: Has telekinesis.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: It's drawn in a "sumi-e" style, even outside of its own realm, unlike the other, fairly simplistic characters.
* NothingIsScarier / TheSpook: Possibly the most terrifying aspect of the creature is how little we know about it. What is it? Where did it come from? Why did it target that family? What did it want with Jack? And is it even sentient? None of those questions are answered and it more or less just ''is'', which serves to make it all the more unsettling.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil, otherworldly spirit that haunted an old house.
* PlayingWithFire: It can control fire, usually to create weapons.
* RealityWarper: Possibly hallucinations... possibly not. The demon can take full control of the house and its surroundings, such as making doors and windows vanish or casting illusions to make the house look more pristine. However, it's not perfect as when it tried to fool Jack by using the souls of the family, the disguise faltered quite quickly.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: It can create weapons out of fire.
* SuperSmoke: Its initial form.
* TheVoiceless: It never talks and mostly growls and roars.
* WouldHurtAChild: It let Kuni live to use as bait to lure in more victims, but it almost certainly would have devoured her soul too eventually, and it ''did'' take her brother's soul. Plus [[FridgeHorror how many other children could this demon have devoured along with any number of other victims before Kuni's family]]? When you consider that even Aku, who is supposed to be the UltimateEvil doesn't kill or harm children (at least not directly), let alone steal their ''souls'', this trait makes this demonic spirit ''even more terrifying''.
* YourSoulIsMine: It feeds on souls, or at least imprisons them in a {{fate worse than death}}. And from what was shown during Jack's imprisonment, the family may have been its most recent victims.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kuni]]
->Voiced by: Creator/LaurenTom

A Japanese girl whose family was captured by a demonic spirit when it possessed their home.
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* TheBait: [[spoiler: The reason the demon spared her was so that she could be used to lure more victims.]]
* BlatantLies:
-->'''Jack:''' What is wrong, little girl?
-->'''Kuni:''' Nothing.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: The demonic spirit could have easily devoured her too like it did with her family but decided to keep her alive to use her to lure in more victims for it to devour. Given how malicious and sadistic this thing is, it could be an act of CruelMercy / KickTheDog as much as it is for its main goal.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: She's probably the most innocent character in the series...
* TheCutie: ... and the most adorable.
** BreakTheCutie: Her family being attacked and imprisoned by the evil spirit.
* DamselInDistress: Jack assumes she's this when he first encounters her, [[spoiler: and she sure is, and her family even ''more so'']].
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle has pigtails.
* RapunzelHair: Given how short she is.
* TraitorShot: Lots of them; she likely knows she's luring Jack into a trap and feels guilty about it, but she's too terrified of the demon to tell Jack the truth.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is purple.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Shaolin Monks]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shaolin_monks_001.PNG]]
->Monk A voiced by: Creator/QuintonFlynn
->Monk B voiced by: Matt Levin
->Grandmaster Tan Zang voiced by: Peter Renaday

Practitioners of the ancient art of Shaolin kung fu, hidden away in an ancient temple. Their order is in fact the same that once trained Jack, and their Grandmaster met Jack himself thousands of years before. He's still alive, now being sustained by the very Earth itself, and offers sanctuary to Jack, as the temple is shielded from Aku's view.
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* HeroicSacrifice: The monks aiding Jack were willing to die for him since the beginning. It's this fact that convinces Jack to choose rescuing them over entering the portal, as Jack realizes that he wasn't willing to die as they were.
* HiddenElfVillage: Their dojo is undetectable, but they use it as a sanctuary and a place of training, not a base: they aren't actively fighting Aku.
* WackyWaysideTribe: More significant to Jack than most, since they're one of the few surviving bits of the Earth he remembers.
* WarriorMonk: Eastern variants.
* YouShallNotPass: The two young monks order Jack to flee back to his time line while they hold off the mooks, and would eventually fall in combat. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind Jack, of course, later decides against this.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Labyrinth Thief]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RinoRomano

A nameless expert thief who is after the same magical diamond that Jack is.
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Does his burgling in a white suit.
* ChangedMyMindKid: Leaves Jack for dead, trapping him with an endless supply of the labyrinth's guardians. Some exchanged blows and an exhausted samurai later, a grappling hook drops from the ceiling for Jack to escape with.
* EnemyMine: There are a couple of occasions where they have to cooperate against the pyramid's defenses.
* {{Expy}}: Of Daisuke Jigen and Arsène Lupin III from ''Anime/LupinIII''. His suit and hat are white instead of black, and he uses a briefcase that doubles as a machine gun rather than a conventional firearm, but the style of his suit and beard are identical to Jigen's. His personality, on the other hand, is based more on Lupin's behavior.
* FriendlyEnemy: He seems to regard Jack as an interesting complication in a job that might otherwise have been boring.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ninja]]

A robotic ninja clad in black sent by Aku to destroy Jack.
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* {{Ninja}}: His only character trait.
* TheVoiceless: Says [[SilenceIsGolden absolutely nothing]] for his entire episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mondo Bot]]
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Turned on its creators for no stated reason.
* {{BFS}}: Not too big compared to it, but its sword is as big as a building.
* {{Determinator}}: Even with its head crushed and three limbs gone, it still tries to kill Jack.
* EyeBeams: Among many, many other weapons.
* HumongousMecha: It dwarfs skyscrapers. Jack is an ant compared to it.
* MoreDakka: A massive armory of guns, missiles, and energy weapons are at its disposal.
* ShockwaveStomp: It's so huge every step it takes warps the ground.
* ShoutOut: Its orange armor and green visor make is resemble [[{{VideoGame/Metroid}} Samus Aran]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Mondo Bot is heavily armored with hundreds of guns, missiles, and even a {{BFS}}. He towers over skyscrapers and Jack can't match him as a person. When Jack get's a robot he can NoSell all of Mondo Bot's attacks and when they fight one on one, Jack very easily takes him apart with his superior martial arts.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Da Samurai]]
->Voiced by: David Alan Grier

A loudmouthed samurai wannabe who challenges Jack to a duel to prove he's the better fighter. Their duel is a ''comical'' mismatch. Watching Jack fight a real threat, and his humble personality and behavior, sets Da Samurai down the path towards true enlightenment.
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* AttentionWhore: He is constantly obsessed with people thinking of him as a samurai.
* BreakTheHaughty: His duel with Jack and the humiliation that followed it made him change his ways and try to become a genuine samurai.
* BullyingADragon: Picked a fight with Jack despite having heard about him. Even after Jack tries to simply politely ignore him, he goes out of his way to antagonize him until Jack finally agrees to a fight. Predictably, his 'fight' with Jack amounts to Jack causally blocking his attacks and humiliating him without even trying. With a ''piece of bamboo'', considering him unworthy of an actual sword fight.
* ButtMonkey: His actions make him this.
* TheBully: He was introduced as this until Jack taught him a lesson.
* ChewingTheScenery: He loves attention.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: To his credit, he ''did'' take out a group of robot soldiers with relative ease. He's not completely unskilled, rather a big fish in a small pond who became full of himself due to never fighting anyone stronger than him.
* CurbStompBattle: Stands no chance against Jack in their "fight". The fight only goes on as far as it does because Jack by all accounts had him beat in ''two moves'' and decided to let him get back up.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, defeat brings humility, which brings respect.
* DirtyCoward: Once an army of Aku's assassin's come between him and Jack, he attempted to flee, but gets restrained by one assassin's headlock for the trouble.
* FakeUltimateHero: He learned this the hard way. Seeing Jack in action, though, kept him encouraged.
* HeelFaceTurn: He was never evil, but he bullied the people he protected and forced them to give him things for free in return for defending them. After Jack shows him what a ''real'' samurai is like, he starts to try to act more like one.
* HumiliationConga: His entire fight with Jack knocks him down a few pegs.
* {{Jerkass}}: He has no manners towards others.
* JerkassFacade: Da Samurai acted like a jerk because he thought that it made him look like a samurai. Jack proved him wrong, which made him realize that he wasn't "so bad after all".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's not a ''bad'' guy, and Jack seems to recognize this. By the end of the episode, he seems eager to be a better person.
* JiveTurkey: Biiiiig time.
* JustToyingWithThem: Jack does this to him. For starters, Jack refuses to use his ''actual'' sword and chooses to use sticks of bamboo and the first two moves would've ended the 'fight' had Jack not let him up. The rest of the battle consists of Jack systematically humiliating him until he's fighting in his underwear and either blocking or doing a NonchalantDodge to everything he throws at him.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: He was the strongest guy in the area that he lived in, which caused his ego to swell and make him believe that he was the strongest guy ''in the world''. Meeting Jack and experiencing firsthand just how far from the truth that was causes him to change his ways.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Being a moderately skilled warrior means all of nothing in this setting. While it's able to earn him minor fame and power in a small community of noncombatants, he loses it all the second Jack enters the scene.
* ScaryBlackMan: While the audience sees him as a comical character throughout his episode, he was viewed as an intimidating bully by the local populace until Jack knocked him down a peg.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's decently skilled, but ''nowhere'' near as much as he thinks he is. He even thinks he's strong enough to fight Jack himself and win. Jack [[BreakTheHaughty thoroughly proves]] [[HumiliationConga him wrong.]]
* TakingTheBullet: His first step toward being a true hero was pushing Jack out the the way of a stun ray. Jack acknowledged him for it.
* TookALevelInKindness: By the end of his episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Princess Mira and the Bounty Hunters]]
->Princess Mira voiced by: Music/GreyDeLisle
->Boris voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Jujunga voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->The Gentleman voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris
->I and Am voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A team of bounty hunters who argue over plans to kill Jack.
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* AffablyEvil: The Gentleman is a pleasant and well mannered fellow, but a professional killer-for-hire.
* AttackAttackAttack: Boris’ first resort to any problem is to pound it to pieces.
* BadassPrincess: Mira.
* BadassBaritone: Jujunga.
* BadassBoast: The Gentleman: “Now I’m not one to brag, but my blades are faster than any bullet.”
* CampStraight: The Gentleman is a flamboyant dandy, but gets an intrigued grin when he sees their sixth partner is a woman.
* CatsAreMean: The feline aliens, I and Am
* CulturedBadass: The Gentleman is dignified at all times and comes off as being rather posh.
* CurbStompBattle: Jack takes out all six of them in the amount of time it takes a drop of water falling from an icicle to hit the ground.
* CreepyTwins: I and Am are distinctly creepy.
* DressedToKill: The Gentleman.
* DualWielding: The Gentleman carries two throwing knives, and Boris fights with two huge clubs.
* DumbMuscle: Boris.
--> '''Boris:''' Any questions?!
--> '''Mira:''' Have you ''always'' been this stupid?
--> '''Boris:''' ''Yes!!''
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Princess Mira.
** TheDragon: Jujunga.
** TheEvilGenius: I and Am are the most sneaky and tactical.
** TheBrute: Boris.
** TheDarkChick: The Gentleman.
* HeManWomanHater: Boris does not like taking orders from "Wo-man".
* HuskyRusskie: Boris is Russian in the same way that the Scotsman is Scottish: ''five hundred percent.''
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Mira can draw her sword and slash a drop of water falling from an icicle.
* IGaveMyWord: "The Gentleman never goes back on his word".
* InstrumentOfMurder: The bounty hunter Jujunga uses a blowgun disguised as a workable flute; he lures a victim close with his music before using it to ambush with.
* KnifeNut: The Gentleman.
* LargeHam: The Gentleman and Boris are both good examples. The others are much less prone to brag and posture.
* MightyGlacier: Boris is enormous, strong, and very tough. But he's not very quick.
* NoodleIncident: When Mira reveals herself to the bounty hunters, the Gentleman asks Jujunga if "she's the one who captured... that guy on... that planet" as a way of making sure she's who she claims to be. We never get to know any more details of that incident.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The Gentleman, I and Am, Boris, Jujunga, and Princess Mira are six interesting, well designed, badass characters. Six of the best bounty hunters in the world. But we know who they're up against.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Mira. She’s not even half Boris’ size, yet she punches him across the room.
* RhymesOnADime: I and Am.
* SamusIsAGirl: Mira provides the most straightforward example since, well, Samus.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The Gentleman.
* ShaggyDogStory: Their episode is devoted to them and ''only'' to them, [[CharacterDevelopment developing their characters]] via their backstories, their hunting methods, and even their relationships with each other. By the time they finally confront Jack, 90% of the episode has aired. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin You can probably figure out]] [[CurbStompBattle the rest from there.]]
* SingleMindedTwins: I and Am seem to share the same mind. Even if this isn't true, they can certainly communicate with each other telepathically.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mira is the only female member of the group.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Boris and the Gentleman do this sometimes.
* UnskilledButStrong: Boris doesn't care much for technique, but he's certainly good at smashing things. He's at least smart enough to use this to his advantage -- his strategy is to tank hits long enough to get into smashing range.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Jujunga.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sirens]]
->Siren #1 voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale
->Siren #2 voiced by: Janine La Manna
->Siren #3 voiced by: Creator/TaraStrong

A trio of female monsters who hypnotize people with their singing.
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* EnthrallingSiren: They are all beautiful and have eerily enchanting voices.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: They're confused why the Scotsman is unaffected by their singing.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Carried to an extreme.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Ordinarily, they use their voices to lure men to their cave, but they can weaponize their voices in other ways.
* OneWingedAngel: And in that form, they're ''one'' creature, not three.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Unlike classic sirens, these sirens are a three-headed monster disguised as three beautiful women.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Astor and Princess Verbina]]
->Prince Astor voiced by: Matt Levin
->Princess Verbina voiced by: Creator/TaraStrong
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* {{Expy}}: Aside from their butterfly designs, they borrow heavily from Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
* {{Lightworlder}}: Their home world has less gravity than Earth, making them seem weak on Earth. In their own environment, they are great fighters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Seasons of Death]]
->Scientist voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker
->Spring Sprite voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle

Opponents Jack faced during the four seasons in "The Four Seasons of Death".
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* BaldOfEvil: The scientist Jack encounters during fall has a bald head.
* FairySexy: The personification of Spring is attractive.
* KarmicDeath: The scientist tries to trick Jack into drinking poisoned water, only for Jack to feign unconsciousness so he can spit the water into the scientist's mouth, which causes him to turn into autumn leaves that blow away in the wind.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Spring tempts Jack to give in to his weariness and leave the fight against Aku to others. Once Jack refuses to give in and leaves, it's made clear that Jack's decision was what she intended all along.
* ShaggyDogStory: In the winter, an ogre has his people craft him a sword to fight Jack with. Jack bests the ogre and breaks his sword in two the instant the fight begins.
* YourMindMakesItReal: The dust devils are mirages and cease to be a threat to Jack once he stops paying attention to them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:X9]]
[[quoteright:262:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/x9_9207.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris

A retired [[MechaMooks enforcer robot]] with emotions. He was blackmailed into targeting Jack. See, Aku had kidnapped the one thing dear in the robot's life: his precious dog Lulu... sweet thing.
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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II.]] Depends on how you view his mission.
* BadassInANiceSuit: You have to admit, this robot has style. Though all of his fellow X-model robots wore the same suits.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted, but due to spare magazines stored in his arms with a special mechanism to reload his guns, he ''can'' reload ''very'' quickly, without even a one-second break in concentration.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Robot and His Dog.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His beloved pet dog Lulu, which inspired him to stop being evil. Until Aku noticed and exploited this to force him back into service...
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The series isn't named ''Robot Assassin X9... and Lulu, Sweet Thing.'' You know it's going to end in heartbreak.
* FilmNoir: His episode is a salute to the genre.
* ForcedIntoEvil: He started as a robot that just followed his instruction commands. Later, Aku forced him to fight Jack by kidnapping his dog.
* GenreSavvy: Unlike the typical villains who go after Jack, he has no delusions about his chances. He knows that entire armies of robots that were built to replace the X series couldn't stop him. But he tries anyways and, RealityEnsues.
* GlowingMechanicalEyes: Seem to be RedEyesTakeWarning, but they're actually just part of his model design.
* GunsAkimbo: To go with his mobster look.
* GunKata: Some of his gunfighting resembles this. Justified as he is a robot who could make all the necessary calculations for aiming.
* HeelRealization: Because of his emotions, he came to understand how immoral Aku was and left to live in peace, and he went largely unnoticed because Aku's evil scientists replaced the X series robots with the bug-bots seen prominently in many other episodes.
* HeroicBloodshed: He could've easily been a ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' character being a former criminal who uses GunsAkimbo.
* HitmanWithAHeart: Provides the current page image!
* {{Homage}}: X9's robot form looks very similar to the T-800 endoskeleton from ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', and has a similar purpose; both robots were built for violence and to enforce the will of an evil overlord. In addition, both are considered obsolete models in their respective franchises.
* ImplacableMan: It's been his job for a long time.
* ItAmusedMe: As X9 explains, the scientist who gave him the "experimental emotion chip" did so simply because, "He was kinda funny that way."
* JustAMachine: Possibly averted due to Jack's reaction after X9 muttered his dying words.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Inevitably, after a tension-filled confrontation, Jack catches X9 while his back is turned and runs him through. Because X9 refused to back down for the sake of Lulu, Jack had no choice but to finish off X9 before the robot did the same to him. X9's final request was for Jack to find his precious Lulu and take care of her before he went offline for good.]]
* LastOfHisKind: The rest of his series were destroyed one by one as the years went by. Plans to build more were eventually scrapped in favor of the bug-bots.
* MechaMooks: One of numerous robotic soldiers sent to fight Samurai Jack, but X9 stands out from all the rest...
* MoralityPet / PetTheDog: A literal example when he adopted Lulu the dog, who certainly brought out his good side.
* MoreDakka: Of the pistol variety. Only once do we see him actually taking an accurate shot.
* OneLastJob: The whole plot of the episode. Aku blackmails him into doing it.
* PersonalityChip: His greatest strength and biggest flaw.
* ProfessionalKiller: He was designed to be one. But eventually he decided that he'd rather be an amateur musician.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Because of the aforementioned emotion chip, X9 cared a lot about himself and his dog, which caused him to retire from the assassin life.
* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence: Average Joe Android. What he lacks in social skills, he makes up for with musical ability and love for his dog.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: A calculating robot with a soft spot for puppies.
* SuperPrototype: Thanks to his emotion chip. In a way it was a prototype within a prototype.
* TooDumbToLive: Averted thanks to his emotions, which gave him the self-preservation instincts needed to survive. The other X-robots didn't care about themselves, so they were all slaughtered.
* TranquilFury: Another advantage of his emotions was that he could feel UnstoppableRage, but still retain the calculating head of a robot.
-->''I got angry. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry It wasn't pretty.]]''
* TrenchCoatBrigade: The last surviving member of one, anyway.
* VerbalTic: "Lulu... sweet thing."
* {{What Measure Is a Non Human}} [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Mook?]]: Deconstructed very strongly. While it's made clear that most of Aku's army really ''are'' just mindless killing machines that need to be destroyed, X9 is an exception, but of course there's no way for Jack to know that until it's too late.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Evil Chief]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

The leader of a rival African tribe hired by Aku to capture Jack when he was training in Africa as a youth.
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Upon being freed, the African Chief that the Evil Chief held prisoner retaliates by striking his toes.
* PredecessorVillain: One of Jack's foes as a child, the battle happened centuries ago.
* PosthumousCharacter: He lived way back in Jack's era, so of course he's long dead in the future.
* ScaryBlackMan: He's an evil and fearsome warrior from the African savanna.
* WouldHurtAChild: He and his underlings had no qualms with harming young Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Baby]]
->Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

A baby Jack rescues from being eaten by ogres, then looks after until he can return the child to his parents.
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* BadassAndBaby: Jack has to deal with a robot assassin with a French accent and the same ogres that tried to eat the baby while simultaneously seeking out the baby's parents.
* NoNameGiven: Even after being returned to his mother, the child's name isn't revealed.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Jack apologizes when the boy's mother notices the big scowl on his face, explaining that "your son has seen death" and now has "the spirit of the samurai" in him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ogres]]
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr, Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, and Creator/JeffBennett

A group of ogres who tried to eat a captured infant. They later try to get even with Jack after he rescues the baby.
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* {{Cyborg}}: They all have robotic limbs, some of which contain weaponry.
* EatsBabies: They tried to eat a baby before Jack came to the child's rescue.
* FatBastard: All of them have pretty enormous girths.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Scaramouche the Merciless]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_488.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny

A robot assassin capable of controlling objects with a flute and his voice.
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* AffectionateParody: He's basically a sendup of the goofier opponents Jack had faced off against in the previous seasons. He serves as a lead-in for the [[KnightOfCerebus Daughters of Aku]] that Jack would have to face an episode later.
* AintTooProudToBeg: After Jack does a number on him [[spoiler:by using his tuning fork sword's ability against him]], he tries to plead with Jack for his life. See HalfTheManHeUsedToBe below to see how far ''that'' got him.
* AssholeVictim: As amusing as Scaramouche is, he's still a murderer of innocent men, women, and children. After Jack already defeated him in combat, he deserved to be [[KickTheSonOfABitch summarily executed]].
* AxCrazy: He slaughtered an entire village just to get Jack's attention.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: That said, he still completely slaughtered a whole village solely to draw Jack out, and was able to hold his own against Jack for longer than most bounty hunters.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a silly, jovial scatting robot who casually calls Jack "babe" and contacts Aku on a smartphone. He also massacres an entire town and gives Jack a truly impressive fight through the use of supernatural musical abilities and dagger fighting.
* CardCarryingVillain: Refers to himself as the "Pied Piper of Ruination", "Crooner of Carnage", and "Ambassador of Annihilation", among other titles.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: Averted. He's easily able to call Aku from the middle of nowhere.
* CoolSword: Two. A dao that he can control telekinetically, and one that can split its blade into a tuning fork to make other weapons vibrate until they explode. [[spoiler: After being killed, Jack takes the latter for himself.]]
* {{Expy}}: Android, skull like head, Aku's top assassin, and has a thing for jazz music? Sounds alot like X9.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Downplayed. He's clearly terrified of his incoming death at Jack's hands, but his final words are a resigned "That's all, babe."
* FauxAffablyEvil: He chats quite amiably with Jack... and he also slaughtered an entire village just to draw Jack out.
* GenreSavvy: Quickly realizes that Jack doesn't have his sword, and then (correctly) assumes that Jack must have lost it. After that, the first thing he does is try to inform Aku about this. He also attacks a town and burns it down, knowing it would lure Jack to him. It took longer than he expected, but it turned out to work.
** He assumed he was going to face Jack's sword, so his fighting style involved using a rock golem and flying rocks to keep his distance between him and Jack. When his magic flute was destroyed, he still could use his voice to control his sword and keep fighting Jack at a safe distance, and even then he still had a special dagger that could shatter swords on contact as a final resource against Jack's mighty sword.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Jack destroys him by slicing him in two.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jack uses his tuning fork sword against him by letting him use it on one of his knives...then throwing it in his face right as it explodes. He then proceeds to bisect him with his own sword.
* IncomingHam: "SAH-MUH-RAI JAAAAAAAACK!"
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Once he found out Jack lost his sword, there was no way Jack could let him live.
* KnifeNut: Uses both conventional ones and an odd combination of a butterfly knife and tuning fork.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: After Jack uses his tuning fork sword against him, damaging him badly in the process, he realizes he's beat. Unfortunately for him, Jack quickly finishes him off before he can act on it.
* LargeHam: He goads and taunts Jack while boasting of his own skills. Jack is clearly ''not'' amused.
* LaughablyEvil: He's rather goofy and hammy for a mass murderer; personality traits that he shares with his boss Aku.
* MeaningfulName: Named after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaramouche stock play role]] to emphasize his nature as a comical braggart.
* MindOverMatter: He basically uses telekinesis to manipulate rocks to form a {{golem}}, or to move around his knives and swords.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: As the above picture shows, he's got a big grin full of the ol' pearly whites, despite probably not actually needing them for eating given he's a robot.
* MusicalAssassin: He uses flute that can animate rock and cause it to fight like a giant {{golem}}. On top of that, his singing can control one of his swords, and another one of his sword acts as a tuning fork that can make Jack's weapons explode ([[MegaManning which Jack takes for his own use after destroying him]]).
* NiceHat: Wears a conical straw hat, much like the type Jack had in previous seasons.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is clearly inspired by Creator/SammyDavisJr, right down to his speaking mannerisms, vocal range, and verbal scatting.
* OhCrap: When Jack throws his about-to-explode knife in his face.
* OneManArmy: Destroys an entire settlement by himself, no {{Mook}}s required.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: After Jack slices him in two, a massive amount of black oil sprays out the side of his body (continuing the series' proud tradition of censoring blood while still showing gratuitous amounts of its substitute).
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Is immediately subjected to this by Jack when Scaramouche calls Aku.
* RoboticPsychopath: An AxCrazy android who remorselessly slaughtered an entire village, just to drive Jack to him.
* SissyVillain: For one, he dresses in a purple dress-coat and high-heels, and constantly refers to Jack as "babe".
* SmallNameBigEgo: He boasts that he's "Aku's Favorite Assassin", which is likely a lie, as Aku has had ''much'' better minions in previous seasons, and doesn't even seem to recognize Scaramouche's phone number when called. (That said: it's possible that he was actually telling the truth in that he's Aku's ''current'' favorite assassin, given how Jack has eliminated most of his competition at one point or another.)
* VibroWeapon: His tuning fork sword doesn't vibrate to increase cutting power but it does audibly resonate with whatever it cuts until they violently explode. It takes out a large chunk of a stone pillar.
* WarmUpBoss: The first villain this season to be a significant threat to Jack.
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[[folder:"The Horseman"]]
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A mysterious figure who haunts Jack's mind. He and Jack apparently met at one point, and seems to have delivered a major blow to Jack's sanity.
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* BladeOnAStick: His main weapon, as a warrior on horseback, is a lance / spear.
* CoolHelmet: Wears a stylized armored helmet with a crown of antlers sticking out of it.
* TheDreaded: Whatever occurred between him and Jack is enough to make Jack scream in terror at the sight of him.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: A harbinger of Jack's despair, with glowing yellow eyes.
* KnightOfCerebus: Shares this spot with the High Priestess. Let's just say that his scenes are ''terrifying''.
* MysteriousStranger: Nobody knows who or what it is, only that it... ''watches.''
* MultiMeleeMaster: Is equipped with at least long double ended spear and two swords.
* SicklyGreenGlow: The Horseman's stands against a backdrop of foggy green light, as he's usually accompanied by visions of the rotting corpses of those Jack believes he failed to protect.
* SinisterSilhouettes: He first appears as a nothing but a black silhouette, with only his glowing yellow eyes standing out from the rest of his outline.
[[/folder]]

!!Comic Characters

[[folder:Soule the Seer]]

An elderly seer who resides in a scorching desert. He sent Jack on to find the Rope of Eons to return to the past. Later, he would use Jack's sword in ritual to try and send Jack back, but his ailing body couldn't handle it and the ritual's failure caused the sword to be destroyed right before he died.
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* CoolOldGuy: A helpful seer.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He knew that the ritual will kill him regardless of whether or not it succeeded, and did not inform Jack of this for fear of Jack backing down for the sake of his health.]]
* ISenseADisturbanceInTheForce: Reality was altered when Aku sent Jack to the future and Soule has felt the universe's misalignment in his bones all his life.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: During his last appearance, he's showing symptoms of this, and [[spoiler: is dead by the end of the chapter.]]
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: He has intimate knowledge of mystical objects and rituals and can show visions of past events using smoke.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Queen Krystle the Ageless]]

She is an immortal queen encountered by Jack in his search for the Rope of Eons while adventuring through her domain.
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She enjoys a lavish lifestyle whie her subjects toil away in misery.
* {{Expy}}: She bears some physical resemblance to [[{{Disney/Frozen}} Elsa]] with similar hairstyles and also being a WinterRoyalLady. But that is where the similarities end, since she doesn't have any actual power over ice and snow and is as cruel as they come.
* ImmortalityInducer: She has retained her youthful appearance thanks to the Thread of Time tied to her hair.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Krystle looks like a beautiful young woman, but in reality she is much older. She is celebrating her 88th birthday when Jack meets her.
* RapidAging: [[spoiler: She turns into a old crone after Jack slashed her Thread of Time.]]
* WinterRoyalLady: She is an ice themed queen from a Nordic land so that is kind of a given.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mako the Scribe]]

A scribe who makes it his mission to record all of Samurai Jack's exploits. He appears in the final issue of the comic book.
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* {{Determinator}}: His goal is to write down as many tales of Samurai Jack as he can and he keeps searching for reliable sources even when many of the first people he encounters on his quest tell him stories that are obviously a load of bologna or have indicated that they don't know Jack directly.
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is modeled on Creator/{{Mako}}'s character Akiro from the movies Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 and Film/ConanTheDestroyer.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: He makes his debut and stars in the comic book's last issue.
* {{Tuckerization}}: He is obviously named for Aku's original voice actor Creator/{{Mako}}.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[=LaMarr=]]]

A man who was once saved by Samurai Jack and is now part of a resistance movement he is leading against Aku.
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* {{Tuckerization}}: He is blatantly based on Jack's voice actor Creator/PhilLaMarr.
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!!Recurring Characters

[[folder:The Scotsman]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/JohnDiMaggio

A large and very loud Scottish man, with a sword inscribed with magic runes and a machine-gun false leg. He's about as burly a warrior as you'll find, and one of the few creatures able to match Jack for combat prowess. Their initial meeting (based on the tale of Robin Hood and Little John's first encounter) resulted in a fight that went on for fifty hours, ''still'' without a clear victor.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite being twice Jack's size, he can easily match the samurai's speed. The two of them fought to a standstill... after three days.
[[Characters/SamuraiJackRecurring Recurring Characters]]
* AmazonChaser: {{Implied}}. He beams with pride when he sees his wife go OneWomanArmy on their enemies.
* AntiHero: Quite a bit more unscrupulous than Jack, though he's still a good guy.
* BackToBackBadasses: He and Jack do it every time they fight together.
* BadassGrandpa: He's still alive as of Season 5 and unlike Jack he's not only physically aged (putting him in his seventies at the very least) but is now wheelchair-bound. He's still no less calm however.
* BadassMustache: A contrast with the clean-faced Jack.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: When he's in a good mood, he's a goofy and over-excited guy, but do not hurt Jack, his best friend. You ''will'' die.
* BarbarianHero: He usually solves things with violence. However, that doesn't stop him from helping a friend in need.
* BagOfHolding: His sporran (the pouch on his kilt) can hold all sorts of things. Bagpipes. Grenades. Enormous gold nuggets.
* BaldOfAwesome: Bald except his ponytail, which also marks him as a FieryRedhead.
* BerserkButton: Do '''not''' screw with his bagpipes. He might turn your head into a flour sifter.
* TheBigGuy: The enormous guy.
* BirdsOfAFeather: His wife is just as [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] ([[BruiserWithASoftCenter with an equally soft heart]]), [[fieryRedhead fiery]], and [[BraveScot gutsy]] as he is.
* {{BFS}}: [[CoolSword A claymore inlaid magic runes.]] He's rather proud of how big it is.
* BloodKnight: Unlike Jack, this guy ''adores'' violence. At one point he apologizes to Jack for 'spoiling his fun' by using a grenade to shorten a fight.
* BoisterousBruiser: Contrasting with Jack yet again.
* BraveScot: He fears ''nothing''. Well, except the Celtic Master of the Hunt. And his own wife when she's angry.
* BreakoutCharacter: His popularity, along with being one of the only people capable of matching Jack, brought him back for three encore episodes, and will be making a return in Season 5.
* BritishTeeth: Discolored, different lengths, with gaps.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He speaks about his wife in sickeningly sweet manner and openly cries when she's been kidnapped.
* CharacterDevelopment: He initially started off as a barbaric madman who challenged Jack to a fight, because they were arguing over who should cross the bridge first, and forced him into a fight. However, after working together with him, the Scotsman shows a more friendly side, and is afterwards one of the more lovable characters... as long as he's in the right mood, that is.
* CarpetOfVirility: His head is about the only body part not covered in hair.
* CoolSword: A {{BFS}} with magical runes that grant it powers similar to Jack's.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Initially comes off as a comical blowhard who will quickly topple after foolishly challenging Jack to a fight. He then proceeds to match Jack ''blow for blow'', reveals himself to have a magic sword that is equally as powerful as Jack's, holds his ground for ''three days'', and is second only to Jack on Aku's hit list.
* CurbStompBattle: When his opponent isn't Jack, the fight is guaranteed to end quickly.
* {{Cyborg}}: Further upgrades himself along this route in 50 years to keep fighting despite his age.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He goes from an antagonistic bully to Jack's most trusted ally after an arduous fight.
* {{Determinator}}: Played for laughs. Unlike Jack, who eludes injury, he just suffers the AmusingInjuries and laughs at them.
* DreadfulMusician: He's terrible at playing the bagpipes, just don't tell him that to his face. Ironically, he's quick to criticize the Sirens' singing.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: While he is very much Jack's equal in strength and skill, he had an advantage with his machine gun leg that can also launch grenades. Furthermore, his claymore is able to stand up to Jack's divinely-crafted katana, due to possessing similar enchantments.
--> '''Scotsman:''' MAGIC RUNES, LADDIE!
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: His EstablishingCharacterMoment.
--> '''The Scotsman:''' By th' look on ye face I can tell ya like th' pipes, wee laddie!
* FatBastard: He looks overweight, and is introduced as being very rude and temperamental. But he proves to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* FireForgedFriends: With Jack, whom he refers to as a brother.
* FloweryInsult: Gives one to Jack in their first encounter.
* {{Foil}}: To Jack. Both are [[MasterSwordsman master swordsmen]], are wanted by Aku for some reason, have [[NoNameGiven no names]], and spend their time WalkingTheEarth. Jack is stoic and level-headed who wanders the world trying to find his way back home; the Scotsman is a boisterous and hot-tempred man who wanders to get some space from his rambunctious family.
* ForceAndFinesse: The Force to Jack's Finesse. While both are MasterSwordsmen, Jack is the faster, more skilled, and cunning of the two, while the Scotsman is stronger, tougher, and better with modern weaponry.
* FutureBadass: Shown to be one in the final issue of the comic alongside the titular FutureBadass.
* GoodIsNotNice: In his case, it's downright rude.
* GoodIsNotSoft: The Scotsman is a good friend, but he's not afraid to use his sword and machine gun leg to protect the people he cares about.
* GoshDarnitToHeck: Swears like a sailor. Since this is a kid's show, though, he never uses any ''actual'' swears, instead relying on FloweryInsults.
* HandicappedBadass: He's missing his left leg, but it doesn't slow him down. In fact, he's got a fully-functional machine gun as a prosthesis! The time skip has him now using a motorized wheelchair and upgrading to a minigun leg!
* HappilyMarried: Inexplicable, but true! This is probably the reason why he wasn't affected by the Sirens' song.
* HenpeckedHusband: Hilariously enough, he is completely under the thumb of his wife, who is actually both bigger and stronger than he is, and whom he dotes on endlessly. That said, the two have a happy marriage.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Aku wants to catch this guy almost as badly as he wants to catch Jack, suggesting that he's accomplished some pretty impressive feats offscreen. In the occasions where he teams up with Jack, though, there's no indication that he's done anything worthy of attracting Aku's attention. Considering his strength, it's hardly surprising.
* HotBlooded: He's one of the wildest characters on the show, and is prone to shouting at the top of his lungs.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is an obnoxious, violent, bullying, rude, dimwitted braggart with a short fuse. But once you're his friend, there are no limits to his generosity and kindness.
* TheLancer: He's the closest thing Jack has to a best friend in the future, and is also his polar opposite.
* LargeHam:
** He's the second most-wanted man on the planet and will brag about it endlessly.
** In "Jack and the Scotsman Part II", he reveals that his clan are even more hammy than him. He doesn't stick around at home much because of that.
* LegCannon: A machine-gun! Doubles as GatlingGood, especially after being upgraded to a minigun.
* LightningBruiser: He's an {{Acrofatic}} heavy hitter.
* LikeCannotCutLike: Jack's sword fails to break his thanks to it having similar magical properties.
* MadeOfIron: Two robots bite him in both his arms - He just asks them if that's the best they can do.
* ManInAKilt: It's definitely not for fanservice.
* MasterSwordsman: He matches Jack blow for blow whenever they duel, with their first duel ending because both men were too exhausted to continue (after fighting nonstop for '''3 days''').
* NoNameGiven: In part because Jack never asked his name. (In fact, the writers didn't bother naming his wife or his clan as well.) Interestingly, he never refers to Jack by his name either, he refers to him as "my friend" or "laddie" (he does in "The Scotsman Saves Jack" though).
* NoodleIncident: It's never made clear how the Scotsman got to the position of 'most wanted man on the planet' (before Jack came along.) It's not a ''surprise,'' mind you, it's just not explained.
* NoSell:
** In "Scotsman Saves Jack Part II", an amnesic Jack, the Scotsman, and a bunch of pirates sail the ocean, only to come within range of the song of {{Enthralling Siren}}s. Everyone on the ship becomes hypnotized, except the Scotsman. Why? The fact is that the song of the siren enchants men due to how beautiful it is to their ears. The Scotsman thinks their singing is horrible and considers what could be the MostAnnoyingSound as beauty to his ears.
** When a couple of robot alligators bite his arms, he chortles, "Is that the best ye can do!?"
** In his first encounter with Jack, Jack performs his iconic jump slash technique against the Scotsman and is baffled when the attack [[LikeCannotCutLike doesn't destroy his sword]].
** In his second appearance he's set on fire [[ItMakesSenseInContext by an exploding bar.]] He's more concerned with finishing his sentence than putting out the fire ''on his face''.
* OddFriendship: You couldn't find two people more different than him and Jack, yet he's overjoyed whenever they cross paths.
* OneManArmy: The more the merrier! Gives him a chance to use MoreDakka and explosives!
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Part of the Scotsman's famous 20-second insult to Jack includes "Soy Face", a remark about Jack being Asian.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuys: The Scotsman's clan are also all a bunch of big, strong, and hot-headed warriors. Oddly, the Scotsman describes himself as being more ''mellow'' compared to his fellow clansmen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Jack's blue. And according to himself, he's the BlueOni to the ''rest of his clan's'' RedOni.
* TheRival: Friendly competition defines his relationship with Jack.
* SickeninglySweethearts: He and his wife. He describes how beautiful her singing is when confronting the Sirens.
* StoutStrength: He's very wide and has torn apart tanks, smashed buildings, etc.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: The Scotsman may be huge but his wife is ''bigger'' and ''taller'' than him.
* TookALevelInKindness: After becoming friends with Jack.
* TranquilFury: The one time his boisterous nature is broken is when Jack wordlessly runs his sword through the Scotsman's bagpipes. He very coldly states, "'''You've done it now,'''" before beginning the fight in earnest.
* TrueCompanions: In "The Scotsman Saves Jack", he dives headfirst into parts unknown all to help an amnesiac Jack get his memories back. He had nothing to gain by doing so, he simply did it out of loyalty to Jack.
* UnskilledButStrong: Compared to Jack, who relies on several sword techniques and fast reflexes to overcome his opponent, the Scotsman simply attacks head on with everything he's got, shrugging off any attacks that hit him. He's still very skilled, mind you, he just prefers to use no strategy when fighting.
* ViolentGlaswegian: He's a Scotsman and he's very loud and boisterous.
* WalkingTheEarth: Similar to Jack, he mentions in his second appearance that he spends most of his time away from home because the rest of his clan are ''more'' boisterous and loud than he is, and he enjoys the solitude.
* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: The Scotsman's wife is anything but beautiful, well-mannered, or the type of girl most men would want, yet he fell in love with her. To be fair, the Scotsman is hardly beautiful, well-mannered, or the type of guy most women would want either.
* WorthyOpponent: He's Jack's. The feeling is mutual.
* WouldHitAGirl: Or would shoot them with a machine gun and blast them with grenades. Granted, these women were really demonic sirens who would kidnap and enslave men.
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[[folder:The Emperor]]
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->Voiced by: Sab Shimono (Old), Creator/KeoneYoung (Young, Birth of Evil episode)

The father of Samurai Jack. He was a nobleman and warrior who accidentally awakened Aku while trying to destroy a puddle of primordial evil. The gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu forged the sword that would later become Jack's from his righteousness. He manages to seal Aku, until he returns once again to unleash evil. Apart from the first episode and the two-parter covering him awaking and sealing Aku, he mostly appears in flashbacks.
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* ActionDad: Sort of. Jack is born right after he defeats Aku.
* AnnoyingArrows: Clearly disregards having been struck by some arrows during his fight with Aku.
* BadassMustache: He has a mustache.
* BadassNormal: "The Birth of Evil" shows him taking on the demonic shapeshifter Aku and winning.
* BreakTheBadass: A very tragic case of this. The Emperor was once a very skilled fighter who managed to defeat Aku, though he failed to kill him. But when Aku later returned, he made sure to abduct the aged Emperor to prevent him from grabbing his sword again, allowing Aku to conquer the world. Years later, we see that the Emperor has [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen become an old and emaciated slave]], thoroughly weakened in both body and spirit.
* CoolOldGuy: "The Birth of Evil" shows him when he's in his prime, but in his other appearances he's in his forties or fifties: a man of dignity, confidence and boundless courage.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Sort of, in an accidental case. The black {{blob monster}} he was fighting was already very dangerous, but his attempt at destroying it instead turned it into a sapient evil-doer.
* {{Determinator}}: Destroys the evil pool despite the seeming loss of his ''entire'' personal guard: then fights Aku to a standstill, whittles him down to a mere hateful specter and ''immediately'' begins planning in case this evil should ever return. Five years later, and he willingly goes to his destruction - fighting to the end - in order to give his wife a chance to enact that plan.
* TheEmperor: Of ancient Japan.
* AFatherToHisMen: When his pregnant wife tried to discourage him from fighting Aku, noting that he has a family, he replies that he regards all his subjects to be like his children.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: By the time Jack returns in the first episode, Aku's despotic rule has reduced him to a thin, decrepit old man, a far cry from the CoolOldGuy emperor he once was.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Of course the only reason this one is better is because it's forged by the gods from his righteousness.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Apparently it's hereditary.
* MadeASlave: He suffered this {{fate| worse than death}} along with most of his surviving countrymen under Aku's reign.
* NiceGuy: Like his son, he is very kind and open to people and innocents.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: On the upside, the pool of evil is no longer inexorably destroying all life. However, now it's got a consciousness, all of eternity to find a way to return, and a personal grudge against the family. Great.
* NoNameGiven: Much like his son.
* OneManArmy: He was able to fight and defeat the many clones of Aku.
* PapaWolf: He was the protector of his people, until Jack grew up.
* PosthumousCharacter: Except for certain episodes that take place in the past, he's long dead in the present timeline.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Among other things, he won't intercede to stop bullies from bothering his young son (in "Jack Remembers"). That would be abuse of his authority.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's actually an emperor, but that doesn't stop him from charging into battle when his subjects are in danger. Now you know where Jack gets it from.
* {{Samurai}}: Like his son after him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Empress]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/LaurenTom

The mother of Samurai Jack. Apart from the first episode and the two-parter covering her husband awaking and sealing Aku, she mostly appears in flashbacks and reminders of encouragement.
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* ActionSurvivor: She escapes the kingdom while Aku is annihilating it, in order to get her son to safety.
* BadassNormal: She may not be a fighter, but that doesn't stop her from doing what needs to be done to get Jack on his quest. Not to mention she gives birth to her firstborn, in an age with no epidurals, on the ground in front of the charred palace with what looks like only her handmaidens to assist her!
* NoNameGiven: As with the rest of her family.
* PosthumousCharacter: Just like the Emperor, she's dead in the present timeline.
* PregnantBadass: An off-screen example. But she somehow managed to survive Aku's terror of her home, including him setting fire to her home. All the while pregnant with Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:African Chief]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

The leader of an African tribe that Jack can be briefly seen training with in the PilotMovie during the montage of Jack growing older and learning different combat techniques around the world. The encounter was later expanded upon in the episode "Young Jack in Africa".
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* BadassBeard: He has a white beard.
* BadassGrandpa: His white beard indicates his age. But he's as skilled and nimble as wild beasts he imitates in his fighting style.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: He's bald and he's the leader of a tribe.
* CurbStompBattle: He and his village were defeated by a rival village quite easily at first. When Jack frees them at the episodes end, the Chief quickly saves Jack and easily trounces the rival chief.
* PosthumousCharacter: Since Jack was trained by him before his eventual first battle with Aku, he's obviously long dead by the series' present time.
* SimpleStaff: His weapon of choice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Odin, Ra, and Vishnu]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Ra, Odin, and Vishnu]]
->Odin voiced by: Richard [=McGonagle=]
->Ra voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris
->Vishnu voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris

The three deities that fought and exterminated the black mass that spawned Aku eons ago. They are the ones that crafted Jack's sword: the one weapon that can harm Aku. Ra is also summoned to save Jack from the Minions of Set.
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* BigGood: They're the only thing Jack has to offer prayer to, and they crafted his sword.
* CrossoverCosmology: [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]], and [[Myth/HinduMythology Vishnu]] are deities from different religions.
* CurbstompBattle: Ra delivers one to the Minions of Set.
* OurGodsAreGreater: Possibly more powerful than Aku (after all, they destroyed the original Black Mass).
* ThePlan: Obviously they have a long-term plan for the destruction of Aku, and for some reason can't move to destroy him directly. There's no clue whether Jack's disappearance was seen as a failure of the "magic sword" strategy, but they're still backing him up (in ways Aku can't detect) now that he's back.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Daughters of Aku]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle

A coven of assassins under Aku's command that have been trained for one purpose: kill Samurai Jack once and for all.
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* AbusiveParents: Their Mother and the older members of the cult made spend every waking moment of their lives training and had them punished if they do anything else or show any signs of weakness.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: They all have different hairstyles, but aside from that they're damn near impossible to tell apart.
* AmazonBrigade: They are part of an all-female clan of assassins that appear to serve as Aku's most elite warriors.
* BadassNormal: Much like Jack, they've been painstakingly trained to become masters of the martial arts.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Essentially Aku's intent for them. Jack was so powerful, skilled, and nigh unstoppable because he was raised from childhood to be the WorldsBestWarrior. So Aku did the same with his own group of assassins.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Part of the training they receive is psychological molding done by cruel overseers; they start to see Aku as a benevolent entity and Jack as the destructive force.
* DarkActionGirl: In the Season 5 trailer, they are shown to be Jack's most deadliest foes to date, even managing to wound the samurai in one of their encounters.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The Daughters do have some semblance of compassion for each other, but this is discouraged by the rest of the cult. It would appear that they do seem to love their mother too, albeit they don't realize how toxic it is.
* EvilCounterpart: Samurai Jack was raised from an early age to defeat Aku, and spent his young life travelling the world and receiving exotic training so that he could one day accomplish that goal. The Daughters, meanwhile, are Aku-worshipping ninjas who have spent most of their lives being trained specifically to kill Jack.
* KnightOfCerebus: While Aku's robots are clearly just as pathetic as ever, ''these'' gals mean business, able to wound and frighten even Jack.
* LaserGuidedTykeBomb: They've been trained their entire life solely to kill Jack. They will not back out. They will not stop. They will either kill him or die trying.
* MalevolentMaskedWomen: All of them are shown to be wearing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noh Noh]] like masks when they are sent on their mission to kill Jack.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: There are seven of them and they [[UpToEleven were all born at the same time.]]
* NoNameGiven: The main Daughter is named Ashi, so presumably, the others have names too.
* QualityOverQuantity: There's only seven of them compared to the ''armies'' of mooks, bounty hunters, and assassins Aku has thrown at Jack over the years. However, each of them were trained their entire lives with the sole purpose of killing Jack, making them a much greater threat than the rest of Aku's forces.
* ReligionOfEvil: The Daughters are part of a cult that evidently worships Aku, and their lair prominently features a stone altar over which looms a statue of their master.
* RuleOfSeven: The Daughters are part of a cult with a seemingly large membership, but it seems there are seven actual assassins, trained to work in a near-perfect synchronization.
* TragicVillain: As big of a threat they are to Jack, the first episode makes it abundantly clear that they're just as much victims as anyone else. They were born to an Aku-worshipping cult leader who raised them from birth to be how they are, complete with brutal punishments and beatings. They never had any choice from the moment they were born.
* TrainingFromHell: From an early age, the Daughters were subjected to brutal, one-sided pit-fights against adult members of the Aku cult, and were punished for showing any sign of cowardice or weakness. By the time they're fully grown, however, the Daughters are able to easily defeat lesser members of the cult.
* TykeBomb: Each daughter goes through training to kill Samurai Jack since childbirth.

!!Ashi

The only named Daughter thus far, and also the one with the most CharacterDevelopment thus far. (As of now, all Tropes that apply to her sisters also apply to her.)
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* DaddysLittleVillain: For now, she's completely loyal to Aku, possibly more than the others.
* {{Expy}}: She looks like a black haired [[WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan Princess Ilana]]
* TheLeader: She seems to be the head of the assassin group, possibly meaning she's better skilled and has more potential than the others.
* WhiteSheep: While the others seem to have little personality or emotion, Ashi stands out, being curious, inquisitive, and possibly even suspicious, running off on her own and questioning her surroundings.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Her hairstyle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:High Priestess]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle

The mother of the seven Daughters of Aku and the leader of the cult worshiping Aku.
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* AbusiveParent: She subjects her children to TrainingFromHell and has them beaten for any failures (such as '''look''' outside).
* AxCrazy: Was the fact that she is the leader of a cult that worships the evolved form of a primordial darkness who abusively trains her seven daughters to be assassins of said evolved form of a primordial darkness any indication?
* BadBoss: She's more than willing to maim or torture her children if they don't preform to her expectation.
* CleanPrettyChildbirth: Despite the dark and evil nature of the temple, she pulls this off and then some, managing to stand and conduct the ritual after ''giving birth to septuplets'' with minimal aid. Most real mothers wouldn't have survived without heavy sedative medication and surgery.
* TheFaceless: Her face is shrouded in darkness while giving birth to her daughters. While the Daughters' are bare-faced before graduating, the High Priestess has not revealed her face.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Again, towards [[AbusiveParents her own children]]. The best example has to be Ashi is caught looking outside. She calmly and motherly explains why she wants Jack dead...before grabbing the girl by the throat, throwing her across the room and having her beaten.
* KnightOfCerebus: Her first scene marked the point where Season 5's {{Darker and Edgier}} atmosphere made itself known. Every scene with her in them had some of the darkest moments in the series, to date. Not even ''Aku'', at his absolute worst, compares to her.
* OffingTheOffspring: While she doesn't plan on killing her daughters, she once tried to drop Ashi with the end of her staff instead of helping her daughter out.
* ReligionOfEvil: She leads a cult that worships [[GodOfEvil Aku]], believing him to be a benevolent deity.
* TheSocialDarwinist: She encourages her children to abandon any one of them who falls behind, seeing this as a sign of weakness that should be punished by death.
* TheSociopath: She's a devil-worshiper who shows no real love or kindness for her own children, seeing them only as tools for her master.
* WouldHurtAChild: Makes an entire practice out of this when training her children, to the point where she's willing to have Ashi brutally beaten simply for looking outside.
[[/folder]]

!!Minor Characters

[[folder:Homeslice, Cole Lampkin, and Brobot]]
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->Homeslice voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
->Cole Lampkin voiced by: Creator/RobPaulsen
->Brobot voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Three punks Jack encounters shortly after he first enters the future. They address him as "jack", which later inspires the samurai to adopt Jack as an alias.
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* AllThereInTheScript: Their names are only shown in the end credits.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Homeslice is magenta, Cole Lampkin is pale green, and Brobot is blue.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: As humans of natural skin color appear in the series, it's not known if they're humans or aliens that look human.
* JiveTurkey: In addition to calling the samurai "jack", their dialogue is just filled with urban slang.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: They only get one scene, but are the reason the show's main character goes by "Jack". They also explain to Jack that Aku has taken over the world in his absence.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Canine Archaeologists]]
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->Rothchild III voiced by: Creator/RobPaulsen
->[=McDuffy=] and Dreyfuss voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

Three anthropomorphic dogs are dedicated to studying legends that their ancestors were once animals. They convince the samurai to save their land from a coming beetle droid invasion. Their names are Sir Dreyfuss Alexander (Bulldog), Sir Angus [=McDuffy=] (Scottish Terrier), and Sir Colin Bartholomew Montgomery Rothchild III (Dachshund).
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* {{Civilized Animal}}s: They're descended from dogs that somehow evolved to become sapient.
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: Despite being well-mannered and British, they are still dogs, and enjoy sticking their heads out of the window of their flying car while driving.
* MrExposition: The dogs tell a summary of future history to Jack, saying that after Aku conquered the whole planet, he expanded his empire across the galaxy; which would explain the dystopian metropolis filled with flying cars, and inhabited by aliens and other non-humans.
* {{Nice Guy}}s: They're all very friendly, helpful and polite.
* {{Non Action Guy}}s: Unlike the Tribe, the dog-people don't get trained in self-defense. However, they do everything they can to sculpt the battlefield and provide Jack with the armor, steed and additional weapons he needs to triumph. It's just ''barely'' enough.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Beetle Drones]]

The standard Aku mooks in the series. The Beetle Drones are a hoard of large robotic insects who's claws double as scythes. A recurring army of antagonists, they appear in all seasons and even return in Season 5 with an upgrade.
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* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Nearly all the time.
* {{Mooks}}: The most conventional example in the series. They're numerous, aggressive, and easy to kill to make Jack look cool.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The redesign in Season 5 has the Beetles sporting red optics curved into a permanent glare rather than the wide blue optics of the previous model.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Much like Aku's color-scheme, the Drones all have prominent red and black coloring to them. The Season 5 bots even drop the blue eyes and keep the color-scheme entirely red and black.
* ReplacementMooks: InUniverse, the Beetle Drones surprisingly got a bit of backstory in "Tales of X9" as they were the replacements of the X-Series of robots constructed by Aku's human scientists.
* ZergRush: Their only semi-competent tactic is to swarm their enemies. This was especially evident in the pilot which featured the most amount of onscreen Drones in the entire series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Woolies]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Brock Peters (Woolie Elder)

A race from a peaceful, utopian society who were conquered and enslaved by the Critchellites, using the power of the Black Sphere.
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* AndIMustScream: The Black Sphere forced the Woolies into walking like animals and prevented them from speaking.
* MadeASlave: Their entire race was enslaved.
* SpaceJews: They even wear yarmulke-like hats in the flashback to their golden age.
* TookALevelInBadass: After being released by Jack, they stomped the Chritchellites easily.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Chritchellites]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny

A race of diminutive conquerors who enslaved the Woolies and took over their civilization, claiming it as their own.
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* FauxAffablyEvil: They seemed like very nice guys, inviting Jack to dinner and such, but when Jack found out that the Chritchellites were enslaving the Woolies, they turned out to be rather cruel and evil, and so they fought against Jack and the Woolies but were defeated.
* KickTheDog: Their treatment of the Woolies.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Once the Black Sphere is destroyed, their weapons become useless, and the Woolies use their superior size to drive them off.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Enslavers of SpaceJews.
* {{Sadist}}: They tortured the Woolies, as well as enslaving and ordering them around.
* ShockAndAwe: They use electrified spears as weapons (and "encouragement" to their slaves.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Astronauts]]
->Frederick and Sergei voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett
->Technician voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale
->Idealist and Analyst voiced by: Creator/TomKenny

A tribe of technology experts who were enslaved by Aku and forced to design and build his robotic forces. They've been constructing a secret escape rocket when Jack accidentally leads Aku's forces to their hideout. Jack promises to help protect the group, and in return, they promise to try and help Jack return to his own time.
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* AllThereInTheScript: They are not named on-screen and their designations are only given in their episode's end credits.
* DoomedContrarian: Subverted. While one middle-aged astronaut argues against the younger astronauts that there is no point in continuing on, he does improve his attitude later, and even survives.
* LudicrousPrecision: The guy with the calculator, calculating the odds of survival. [[NeverTellMeTheOdds Jack doesn't trust the math]].
* ShoutOut: The Astronaut in the green helmet looks very similar to George Jetson.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Three Blind Archers]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/JoeAlaskey

Three incredibly skilled archers who guard a magical well at the top of an old tower.
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* AnnoyingArrows: Subverted. These are some serious, robot-puncturing, tank-demolishing arrows.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The archers are actually three wanderers who made a wish to the Spirit of the Well to become "the greatest of warriors". The Spirit granted the wish, but in the process bound them to its will as mindless, sightless guardians.
* BottomlessMagazines: The three of them can fire hundreds of arrows in ''seconds'', and never run out. (They don't carry quivers either, so in all likelihood, their bows magically create arrows.)
* HandicappedBadass: The three archers are blind, but still wipe out an entire army with no problem.
* OneManArmy: Well, three of them, but nonetheless the first showing of their handiwork shows them filling the sky with arrows from their tower and obliterating a robot army ([[NinjaPirateZombieRobot that also look like vikings]]) in the space of a [[MadeOfExplodium very explode-y]] minute.
* SuperSenses: The Archers have incredibly sensitive, sonar-like hearing that gives them astonishingly accurate aim despite being completely blind. Their hearing is so acute they were able to fire arrows through Jack's sleeves just by listening to them gently flapping in the wind.
* VisualPun: Why do the archers have large upraised ears and a very long nose jutting out of their face like some kind of rodent while they were enslaved to the well? No doubt because of the nursery rhyme [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Blind_Mice the Three Blind Mice]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mad Jack]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr

Weary of those worthless bounty hunters, Aku created a dark version of the samurai in an attempt to finish Jack. Mad Jack is defeated when Jack meditates to seal him off, since he existed only as a manifestation of Jack's negative emotions.
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* AnAesop: Jack does much better at containing his anger after the Mad Jack incident.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: As if being an evil JerkAss wasn't enough, he's also very arrogant and rude.
* AxCrazy: He has shown to be unhinged, violent, and rather psychotic, and even attacks Jack when the latter meditates to seal him off for good.
* EnemyWithout: He's a manifestation of Jack's negative emotions.
* EvilCounterpart: Take a guess.
* EvilMeScaresMe: As Jack struggled with his dark half, he saw the reflection of his own eyes in his sword and to his horror saw they bore great resemblance. Finding his peaceful center, Jack stepped back and calmed himself, causing all of his negative emotions to fade away.
* HairTriggerTemper: Since he was born of regular Jack losing his temper.
* JerkAss: Possesses none of Jack's nobility or manners.
* PsychoticSmirk: Gives a rather unsettling smirk when he's about to attack Jack.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has red eyes that represent his nature.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: He wears a dark version of Jack's robe with red trim. Oh, and he sports [[RedEyesTakeWarning blood-red eyes]] that represent his AxCrazy nature.
* {{Samurai}}: Physically, at any rate, although he has none of the discipline of ''bushido.''
* SheatheYourSword: How Jack ends up defeating him.
* VillainousBreakdown: After Jack saw the reflection of his own eyes in his sword, he backed out. Jack then claims the fight was over, stating that the negative emotions that formed Mad Jack were gone, meaning Mad Jack didn't exist. Refusing to let Jack look down on him, Mad Jack boasted that he was real and charged toward Jack to deliver the final blow, but Jack remained in a meditative position, not even bothering to defend. As he was to strike Jack down, Mad Jack was instantly in Jack's control, able to do nothing except scream in impotent fury and defeat before he was sealed off by Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Triseraquins]]
->Connery voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett
->Guiness voiced by: Creator/MarkHamill
->Ringo voiced by: Creator/JessHarnell

An alien tribe who live in a floating city. Their city is menaced by Aku, who demands a simple price for sparing them...
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* AllThereInTheScript: They are only named in the episode's end credits.
* AtlantisIsBoring: At least, until Aku showed up.
* CrazyPrepared: They have an army at the ready in the event that Aku betrays them. It doesn't work.
* EasilyForgiven: Jack doesn't hold anything against them, knowing that Aku can manipulate anyone with a deal just too good to pass up.
* EtTuBrute: They aren't inclined toward villainy, but they're being blackmailed.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Jack points this out to them that Aku cannot be trusted. Unfortunately, this is justified due to Aku's power keeping their city under water, and thus he is the only one who can lift it. Predictably, he doesn't.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Their names and voices are most likely references to UK celebrities Sean Connery, Alec Guinness, and Ringo Starr.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Lava Monster]]
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->Voiced by: Richard [=McGonagle=]

A viking warrior whose kingdom was destroyed by Aku a millennium ago. Instead of killing him, Aku imprisoned him in solid crystal and buried him inside a mountain to deny him an honorable death. Over the centuries, he learned to shape the rock around his prison and formed a giant stone body. Now he lures other warriors to his mountain, seeking one strong enough to defeat him in honorable battle and grant him entry into Valhalla.
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* BloodKnight: Jack initially thinks he is this, and for a measure he was right. But due to circumstances, he doesn't exactly enjoy killing people, but have no choice but to fight as his best as if he throws the fight, it will deny him entry into Valhalla.
* DeathCourse: Designs one to test his opponents. Notably a number of other warriors have succeeded before Jack, but none have succeeded in actually besting him in combat.
* DeathSeeker: As he wishes to join his dead kin in Valhalla, he must die by honorable combat.
* {{Determinator}}: He was imprisoned in solid crystal and buried inside a mountain by Aku. Over the centuries, he learned to shape the rock around his prison through ''sheer willpower''.
* DuelToTheDeath: The only way to be free of his curse is to ''lose'' one.
* IDieFree: His ultimate goal is to die in battle so that he can be free of Aku's curse. Jack grants it to him.
** DyingAsYourself: Just prior to his death, he becomes human again.
** GoOutWithASmile: As he dies, he smiles due to being happy that he's finally free of the curse.
* EasilyForgiven: Once Jack learns his backstory, he quickly forgives him for all the warriors he killed.
* ForcedToWatch: Rather than killing him, Aku burned his kingdom to the ground. That was before cursing him.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Dying in battle is the only true death for him.
* LightningBruiser: He's a stone giant who's quick enough to keep up with Jack in a swordfight.
* RapidAging: Upon being freed from the curse he rapidly ages from a young man to an elderly one as he dies.
* WorthyOpponent: Sets up a DeathCourse to find one strong and skilled enough to beat him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gangsters]]
->Boss voiced by: Creator/MauriceLaMarche
->Mr. Pibbles voiced by: Larry Cedar
->Mr. Shine and Knuckles voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Stitches voiced by: Andre Sogliuzzo

A group of diminutive gangsters, supposedly working for Aku, that aren't very good at their jobs. They have more than a passing resemblance to the Ant Hill Mob from ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop.
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* {{Expy}}:
** The gangster's boss, "Don", is clearly based on gangster characters played by actor Edward G. Robinson: not only do they [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/samuraijack/images/5/59/Don_1.png/revision/latest?cb=20100615083610 look]] [[http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/p/e/t/petit-cesar-1931-05-g.jpg alike]], but they also share the same verbal tic (peppering their speech with heavily accented "yeah!" and "see?" for emphasis).
** Mr. Shine bears a striking resemblance to [[TheThreeStooges Larry Fine.]]
** The entire gang is clearly based on the Ant Hill Mob from ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' and ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
* GoldfishPoopGang: They're not good for much. Even Aku seems aware of it.
--> '''Aku:''' ''Who dares to summon the Mighty Aku, the Shogun of... oh. It is'' you.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: They offer to return the magical water jewel they previously ordered Jack to steal to prove that they turned a new leaf. Jack accepts, but as soon as he walks away, they decide to monopolize on the city's water supply. [[VillainDecay At least they decided to stop blowing up animal shelters]].
* HiddenDepths / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After knocking Jack out an instant before he could deliver a fatal blow to Aku, they somehow got Jack's unconscious body out of there without Aku being any the wiser (and without being punished for their role in bringing him there.)
* IOweYouMyLife: Jack interrupts an assassination attempt on them, earning their respect and a position in their gang.
* KarmaHoudini: They lie to Jack about going straight and having the Neptune Jewel returned to its proper place and are last seen using the Neptune Jewel for their own ends.
* KickTheDog: They ordered Jack to deliver a ''package'' to the owner of an animal shelter. Thankfully, Jack averts this by warning the owner and getting him to flee before the package goes off.
* TheMafia: Played for laughs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Goddess of Water and the Elementals]]
->Fire Creature voiced by: Music/GreyDeLisle

A water goddess who created a powerful jewel that can control all the world's water supplies. To keep it safe from Aku, she created three elemental guardians, strong enough to drive Aku off though not enough to destroy him.
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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: The Goddess and her creations are among the very few who've ever been able to repel Aku.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: How Jack manages to dispatch all the elementals is playing their powers against each other.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Children]]
->Voiced by: Anndi [=McAfee=], Gary Leroi Gray, and Josh Peck

Kids that are fans of Samurai Jack and are part of Aku's fairy tales.
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* AudienceSurrogate: They tell Aku what the audience is thinking, particularly when they start to pick at the flaws in his stories.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Aku attempts to exploit this to garner sympathy and respect from the children.
* HeroWorship: The kids love Jack to the point that they (reluctantly but bravely) request Aku to speak of stories related to Jack, much to his shock.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tribe]]
->Monkey Man voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

A tribe of round little white-furred apes (and a wild man who lives alongside them).
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* ActualPacifist: Until Jack trains them; then they become {{Martial Pacifist}}s.
* AllThereInTheScript: The Monkey Man isn't named onscreen.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The White Apes have an incredible ability to jump enormous distances due to a regimen of training that they go through.
* NotQuiteFlight: Not flight, [[InASingleBound jump good]]!
* RaisedByWolves: The Monkey Man was originally part of a group of humans enslaved by Aku's forces, but was accidentally left behind by them as a young child, and was raised by the White Ape Tribe. He's well aware that he's human and not an ape though.
* TrainingFromHell: The training the white apes undergo to learn their Jump Good skill that they teach to Jack, which involves jumping, running and training with boulders tied to their arms and legs as well as an enormous one on their backs.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Jack trains the peaceful apes in nonlethal combat to help them defend themselves against an aggressive tribe of red gorillas that harasses them and steal their food. In return, they train him to Jump Good.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Two-Headed Worm]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TimCurry and Creator/PhilLaMarr

A magical two headed worm who is said to be able to grant the wish of anyone who can guess its riddle.
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* BlatantLies: When one of them tells you that one head only tells the truth and the other only lies, ''it might be lying.''
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Some of their sentences have one another interrupt to say the rest.
* KnightsAndKnaves: The story kind of demonstrates the biggest flaw of that old riddle.
* ObviouslyEvil: Its a giant, scary, too-headed worm with huge teeth that hisses when it talks. Kind of makes one wonder why ''anyone'', much less Jack, trusted it.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Their riddle consists of Jack guessing which one is truthful, and which one is a liar. They grant him exactly one question to ask. Ultimately, Jack [[AwesomenessByAnalysis correctly deduced who is really truthful by forcing the lying worm to indicate he is the truthful one, which is in fact false.]]
** ShaggyDogStory: And then Jack discovered that both worms are liars. The End.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Metal Eating Family]]
->Woman voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale

A family of lost travelers, consisting of an average woman, a huge male, a short and elderly woman, and a young boy. They are actually metal eating robots.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: They were nice to Jack at first. Then they start to get violent and try to eat his blade.
* MonstrousCannibalism: Their ultimate fate once they discover what they each are really made of is that they eat one another. It's as disturbing as it sounds.
* TomatoInTheMirror: The family are robots, but don't seem to be aware of it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gargoyle]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

A brutish gargoyle who seals a magical fairy inside an unbreakable sphere, intending to force her to grant his wish.
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* DieLaughing: Jack may had defeated him, [[TheBadGuyWins but he had the last laugh.]]
* EvilBrit: A sort of Yorkshire accent.
* TheBadGuyWins: He laughs as he crumbles to dust, because he knows that Jack and the fairy are doomed without him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Wishing Fairy]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale
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* BenevolentGenie: With a rather major drawback - only one wish, ever.
* DamselInDistress: Her tale starts when she's somehow captured by the gargoyle.
* TakingAThirdOption: Unable to break from her prison, and Jack's hand being stuck, Jack opts to wish for their freedom instead.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dome of Doom Champions]]
->Gordo voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Aqualizer voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
->Sumoto voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Ganeesh voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Nine champions that Jack has to face for freedom in the Dome of Doom. Their names are Gordo the Gruesome, The Aqualizer, Sumoto, Mr. Roboto, Miotis, Reptor, The Claw, Torto, and Ganeesh.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite weighing ''700 tons'', Sumoto can perform a vertical leap several hundred feet into the air.
* TheBattledome: Exterior shots of the Dome of Doom are reminiscent of Thunderdome.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Jack is referred to as "Two-Sandals The Treacherous" in this episode, since that's what the announcer called him when he was hauled into the arena to face Gordo.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Gordo is a simian-like alien.
* IceCreamKoan: ''Everything'' that Ganeesh says.
* LargeHam: Basically every fighter in the Dome of Doom with speaking lines, but especially Gordo and the announcer.
* LizardFolk: Reptor and Torto.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Ganeesh, who resembles a Hindu god.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Reptor hightails it out of the arena after Jack has cut off his extensible tongue and killed the other champions.
* ShoutOut: The Aqualizer is one to Blaster from MadMax. Underneath his helmet, Aqualizer is actually a harmless, weak sluglike creature who can't fight on his own.
* TheToothHurts: Jack disables Miotis by cutting out his fangs.
* UnstoppableRage: Gordo goes into a state like this when he's been hurt. It still doesn't do much to help him.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sumoto, the most formidable of the champions, has one: [[spoiler:he's ticklish.]]
* WolverineClaws: The Claw's signature weapons.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Scotsman's Wife]]
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->Voiced by: Ruth Williamson

A woman married to the Scotsman, who was once kidnapped by an army of demonic robots. She's not so much a "skilled fighter", but more of an elemental force of raw destruction (and insults).
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* ActionGirl: When properly enraged, she can turn into butt-kicking OneWomanArmy.
* AffectionateNickname: The Scotsman gives her a variety of cute nickname, such as "Muffin".
* BadassNormal: She may not have any powers herself, but she's not afraid to fight anyone who's powerful.
* BerserkButton: Refer to her size and you perish.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She is just as [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] ([[BruiserWithASoftCenter with an equally soft heart]]), [[fieryRedhead fiery]], and [[BraveScot gutsy]] as the Scotsman is.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: While she can be unbelievably powerful and so destructive that she makes a hurricane look like a bad drizzle, in better circumstances she's very nice and dearly loves her husband [[SickeninglySweethearts (and she's not afraid to show it).]]
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Might as well be the poster child for the trope. When her husband comes along with Jack to rescue her from the Celtic demons, all she does is nag, complain, and whine about every little thing they do. As a bonus, she does it so loudly, that any hope Jack and the Scotsman had of escaping via stealth is dashed, they are captured by the Celtic demon swarm, and had the lead Celtic demon not made the mistake of calling her [[BerserkButton "fat,"]] Jack and the Scotsman, who were being worn down by a massive ZergRush would have been killed, and she would have been "sacrificed."
* DamselOutOfDistress: She had to be rescued by Jack and the Scotsman, but was somehow still capable of destroying the same army that captured her and were about to defeat the two men. Why she couldn't (or wouldn't) save herself earlier [[{{Headscratchers}} is anyone's guess]], but it was likely due to the RuleOfFunny.
* DeadpanSnarker: She throws around sarcasm and sardonicism like no tomorrow.
* EyeScream: Pokes several of the demons' eyes out.
* FatBitch: She's fatter than her husband, and has an even worse temper. Just don't ever mention her weight in front of her.
* FieryRedhead: Stereotypical Scottish temper.
* FloweryInsults: Even more skilled than her husband!
* {{Gonk}}: She's so obese and unattractive, that only a a man like her husband can call her beautiful. But her personality makes up for it (as long as she's in a good mood).
* GroinAttack: Responds to the Master of the Hunt calling her fat by punching him right in the clock schpiel.
* HairTriggerTemper: If you know what's good for you, do ''not'' make her angry. Hell, even the her own husband is afraid of just the thought of angering her, and her husband is ''The Scotsman'', who is usually willing to stand up to anyone.
* HappilyMarried: Rarely shows it, but it's there. But we'll ''never'' understand it.
* InformedAbility: According to her husband -- who is [[SickeninglySweethearts hardly an impartial judge]] -- she sings "like an angel". Her voice isn't actually pleasant though. Then again, [[FridgeBrilliance considering what the Scotsman's idea of a "beautiful voice" is...]]
* InsistentTerminology: "I am not fat! I'm stout!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a stereotypically bitchy and nagging housewife, but still loves her husband. She also warms up to Jack, at least until he comments about her size.
* NoNameGiven: Like her husband, her name is never brought up.
* OneWomanArmy: Defeated the whole drone army which Jack and The Scotsman, who are BackToBackBadasses, were not even able to defeat together with their swords!
* ShockwaveStomp: She can create one of these by punching the ground.
* {{Stout|Strength}} SuperStrength: She's a powerhouse much like her husband.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: The Scotsman may be huge but she is ''bigger'' and ''taller'' than him.
* {{Tsundere}}: An interesting Western version of this. While irritated, she's even ruder and louder than her husband. When angry, PRAY TO GOD she gives you a quick death. However in more pleasant circumstances, she's cheerful, kind and polite.
* UnstoppableRage: Destroys the entire demon army holding her captive with her bare hands (and feet, and teeth, and forehead...)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Celtic Demons]]
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr and Creator/JeffBennett

A clan of demonic robots, or possibly robotic demons, serving the Master of the Hunt
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* AmbiguousRobot: They're demons! With robot insides!
* BehindTheBlack: When Jack tosses a pebble to the gates of the Castle of Bone, five demons pop out of nowhere with guns at the ready.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ultra-Robots]]
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->Voiced by: KevinMichaelRichardson

Eight nigh-invulnerable killing machines that are design by Extor as a means to kill Jack. Aku then empowers them and test by destroying Extor's village and other villages to lure the samurai out. It took a metal gauntlet made by Extor and divine intervention for Jack to destroy them.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: ''Intentional'', seeing as Aku is their power source.
* CurbStompBattle: Deal one to Jack in their first fight thanks to his sword being unable to cut through them. When he gets the PowerFist from Extor he fights them on more equal terms until it runs out of power, though until Jack gets his divine intervention he's unable to even land a single blow on the last one.
* FamousLastWords: The lead bot can only think of one word when Jack cleaves him in half, with some {{divine intervention}}.
-->'''Lead Bot:''' [[ThisCannotBe Unbelievable]]...
* FlamethrowerBackfire: The robot with the flamethrower arms is destroyed when Jack cuts off one arm and ignites the robot's remaining fuel with it.
* GatlingGood: One of the robots has two gatling guns for arms.
* InvisibilityCloak: One robot uses a combination of this and a pair of close combat PowerFist.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The leader droid has a katana meant to simulate Jack's.
* {{Magitek}}: Their power source is actually Aku's essence.
* MoreDakka: The robots that uses projectiles for weapons uses this style of attack.
* NoSell: Extor worked long and hard to make them a match for Jack, and as such his initial attacks aren't able to phase them. Despite the superior power of his sword, they were made of adamantium, which meant that Jack lacked the raw strength to cut them. Extor evens this out by giving him a power gauntlet that augments his strength to where he is able to slice through the robots. [[spoiler: When the power for the arm runs out, Jack summons the power of his ancestors and of the spirits to give him a boost to destroy the last robot]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: They have red eyes and they are ''very'' dangerous.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Extor]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

The creator of the Ultra-Robots designed to kill Jack, he made them as part of a deal with Aku in order for his home to be spared. Predictably, Aku betrays him by sending his creations to destroy his village. He seeks to redeem himself by helping Jack destory his creations, namely evening out the odds via a power gauntlet.
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* TheAtoner: The robots he created are invincible mechanical monsters; helping Jack destroy them is his effort at atonement.
* {{Expy}}: His name recalls Genndy's previous creation, {{WesternAnimation/Dexter|sLaboratory}}; his voice is a homage to Creator/JerryLewis in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (probably now better-known for another expy, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Professor Frink]]).
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His realization once Aku betrays him.
* PowerFist: Extor creates a powerful mechanical gauntlet for Jack's arm; it augments Jack's strength significantly and allows him to slice through the admanatium body of the robots. Shame it runs out of power when there's one bot left.
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Unsurprisingly, Aku did not keep his word and Extor's attempt to protect his village was all for naught. Aku's betrayal motivated Extor to redeem himself by crafting a strength-enhancing gauntlet, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain which is the only thing that allowed Jack to defeat the robots]]... Well, [[DivineIntervention mostly]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Three Monks]]
->Monk #1 voiced by: Creator/CoreyBurton
->Monk #2 voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

Three monks that have trained and meditated their whole lives to climb a massive mountain, atop which there is said a great Truth can be found.
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* ComicallySerious: They never interact with any fiends they come across, hold the same expressions throughout the whole episode, and always press forward regardless of Jack's stake in this.
* HeroicSecondWind: When Jack is down, the monks speak to him telepathically, testing his resolve.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Three passing mountaineers who wander past just as Jack needs to confirm his purpose in life? Or agents of the gods sent to remind Jack what is at stake?
* NotSoStoic: They are for the most part unemotive. However at the end of the episode when they speak to him telepathically, the head Monk barks his last question with a surprising amount of conviction, asking if Jack has forgotten what his purpose is.
* TheQuietOne: They're not talkers.
* TheStoic: They don't show much emotion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Farting Dragon]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ClancyBrown

A dragon with a massive intestinal problems whose daily expulsion of gas plagues a nearby city.
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* ApologeticAttacker: She would ''love'' to stop inundating the nearby town with rancid vapors.
* BiggerOnTheInside: A rare case where this applies to a living creature. When Jack crawls down her throat to deal with the problem, he finds a WombLevel that's as big as a decent-size cavern system, clearly bigger than the dragon seemed outside.
* {{Fartillery}}: Her flatulence is absolutely noxious. Every time she blows her booty the village beneath her cave nearly suffocates.
* {{Gasshole}}: Thanks to a case of indigestion.
* SamusIsAGirl: Her voice seems masculine at first, until Jack discovers that the problem is [[MonsterIsAMommy a partially-hatched baby dragon]] in her womb.
* VisualPun: To the Bruce Lee film, ''Film/EnterTheDragon.''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Imakandi]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A race of lion-headed hunters, they are considered the greatest hunters in the ''galaxy.''
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* CatFolk: Lion folk.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: When Aku comes to take Jack, they tell him to his face that they are letting Jack run free before making their exit.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The samurai is worthy prey.
* PantheraAwesome: They have lion-like heads, adding more to their appeal as a race of hunters.
* PlanetOfHats: A whole world of TheHunter.
* ProudWarriorRace: Their leader gives a laconic speech that explains this very succinctly. Aku was willing to pay them very, very well. They don't want the money, they want the hunt.
* WorthyOpponent: They love it whenever their prey gives them a real challenge. So much that when they finally catch it, they'll let it go out of respect. [[GenreBlindness Aku must be kicking himself for not seeing this coming as soon as they said they didn't want money]] (it's #44 on [[EvilOverlordList the list]] for a ''reason'', Aku).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Demongo]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

One of Aku's most powerful minions. He has the ability to summon the essences (souls) of countless warriors from his collection.
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* AssholeVictim: He's enslaved hundreds of warriors and turn them lose on Aku's enemies, so he definitely earned the beating he got when Jack released '''ALL''' of them, and when Aku killed him for his failure.
* BadassBoast. "I am the dealer of destruction, the merchant of doom! And I seek you, Samurai Jack."
* BladeOnAStick: The Samurai Warrior has one of these.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "My Mastaaaah".
* TheCollector: In this case, he collects and enslaves 'essence'.
* CurbStompBattle: After Jack frees the warriors Demongo trapped, leaving him powerless, the freed warriors gang up on him, and it's implied they beat the holy hell out of him before sending him limping back to Aku.
* DarkIsEvil: Just like Aku, he's a ruthless black demon.
* DirtyCoward: Without his enslaved warriors, Demongo is a sniveling coward who begs and pleads for his life.
* HeroKiller: He may be weak on his own, but he is still known for having killed hundreds of warriors and beasts and claimed their essence. He had to have killed at least one of them on his own to start his collection.
* InformedAbility: He was never really seen actually taking someone's essence. Also, Demongo is refered as the most powerful minion of Aku; however the only power was from the essences of the warriors inside of him.
* TheJailer: Demongo is a unique example; not only is he a jailer (his victims being enemies of Aku) but ''his body is the jail'', and he can command the imprisoned souls to fight for him. (Until, that is, Jack busts them out.)
* KilledOffForReal: Is killed by Aku for failing to kill Jack.
* LargeHam: Much like his master.
* NobleDemon: He seemed very loyal to Aku, calling him his master and even seeking forgiveness from him.
* NoodleIncident: The first four warriors Demongo summons are recognized by Jack. Judging by their dialogue, he's met them before, but they had not actually appeared in the show before.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: A demonic collector of essence.
* PsychopathicManchild: Demongo has shades of this, including sticking out his tongue and making silly taunts.
* ShoutOut: One of the warriors Demongo summons is very clearly one of the TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, just with a sumo wrestler outfit instead of a shell. Another heavily resembles Lobo and another ComicBook/MarshalLaw.
* SquishyWizard: His essence-stealing powers make him nearly unbeatable, but as he cheerfully admits, he has basically no fighting skill of his own.
* YourSoulIsMine: Anybody killed by him or his imprisoned warriors joins them in his collection.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Aku destroys Demongo for his failure.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Spartans]]
->Brotok voiced by: Brian George
->Kurtok voiced by: Danny Mann
->Spartok voiced by: Daran Norris

An army of Spartan warriors protecting their secluded homeland from an unrelenting force of robotic monsters.
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* {{Determinator}}: Their response to the very real threat of a ForeverWar? HoldTheLine.
* ProudWarriorRace: They realize that they are doomed, and they are committed to dying well. The King mentions that he is the ''fifth'' king to fight in the war.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Spartan King leads his men from the front lines. His son does as well.
* WarIsHell: Especially one that can't be won.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mechanical Beast and Minotaur Robots]]

An insane AI who's conquered all the lands surrounding its lair aside from the Spartan Kingdom.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Possibly, the Spartan King mentions that their enemy is a mechanical beast who "went mad". On the other hand, Aku is the most likely source for the Beast's technology. It may be functioning exactly as he intended when it spreads ruin and desolation.
* ZergRush: The minotaur robots are simply sent in en masse, over and over. This isn't WeHaveReserves, though: after each defeat they drag their fallen comrades or their own lost body parts back for repair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caccitore]]
->Voiced by: Bob Joles

A sleazy slob who takes advantage of Jack's temporary BalefulPolymorph to climb to the top of his particular field - making animals fight to the death for the amusement of scumbags.
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* AllThereInTheScript: His name is only shown in the end credits.
* BadBoss: His prize-fighting chicken doesn't receive medical care, or adequate food, or anything.
* FatBastard: He's very portly and clearly not a very pleasant person.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Carried to a comical extreme. When it looks like he's going to feed Jack, he just noshes on lasagna and continues starving Jack.
* JustAStupidAccent: Even when he's alone, he doesn't actually speak Italian - only broken English with a comically thick accent.
* KarmicTransformation: He happens to bump into the same ''extremely'' cranky wizard who cursed Jack, and... well...
--> '''Chicken with a stupid accent:''' Bock-a, bock-a!
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from an Italian dish containing chicken.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:DJ Salvatore]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A rave DJ whose magical rhythm hypnotizes the children of a town Jack passes through into becoming "children of Aku".
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* BaldOfEvil: He's completely bald.
* CoolShades: Wears a pair of neat-looking shades. They get destroyed after Jack beats him.
* DanceBattler: For the first part of the battle, allowing him to match Jack blow-for-blow.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: He has a guttural, raspy voice.
* ForTheEvulz: Possibly the only reason why he has the kids raid the village is for the hell of it.
** Considering how he works for [[EvilIsPetty Aku...]]
* GatlingGood: When using his PoweredArmor.
* GoldTooth: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Which can shoot lasers!]]
* JiveTurkey: He's a DJ, what do you expect?
-->'''Jack:''' Music maker man! Your beats are bad!
-->'''Salvatore:''' That's right, they ''bad!''
-->'''Jack:''' Not bad good! Bad bad!
-->'''Salvatore:''' What''ever!''
* LeanAndMean: He's rail thin.
* MusicalAssassin: A DJ who uses hypnotic music to brainwash kids into raiding villages. Seems about right.
* PoweredArmor: Uses a special wristwatch to create this from his DJ equipment.
* RedHerring: Invoked. When he first appears, he's covered in shadows and his headphones make him resemble Aku, but then the lights come on and reveal who he really is.
* RhymesOnADime: When ordering the kids to attack Jack.
-->'''Salvatore:''' Let's mix it up with a taste of the bass! Beats in his face! The brand new hardcore track! Jack Attack!
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's never made clear what happens to him after his fight with Jack. But considering what happens to those who fail Aku, he probably won't live long.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Olivia and her Father]]
->Olivia voiced by: Creator/KathSoucie
->Olivia's father voiced by: Michael Patrick Bell

Two of the townsfolk affected by DJ Salvatore's dance beats.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Olivia is mind-controlled by DJ Salvatore to become a thief.
* InelegantBlubbering: Olivia's father incessantly bawls over his daughter leaving him and being controlled by the DJ's music.
* {{Ruritania}}: Their village is vaguely Bavarian.
* TearsOfJoy: Both Olivia and her father cry with joy after they reunite at the end of the episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Josephine and Ezekiel Clench]]
->Josephine Clench voiced by: Music/GreyDeLisle
->Ezekiel Clench voiced by: Creator/JohnDiMaggio

A pair of married but separated bounty hunters who end up teaming by necessity to take down Jack. It doesn't help much.
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* BountyHunter: Zeke has quite a reputation: Josephine's success relies on ''not'' having one.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Hinted at with Josephine.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Josephine plays this off against Jack to distract him. He doesn't bite, but his good nature does betray him.
** She had more success with her own ex-husband, before betraying him. Again.
* HollywoodRestrainingOrder: Hilariously, ''he'' took out a restraining order on ''her.'' It requires her to be no less than 150 feet from him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ezekiel is taller than Josephine.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Zeke's gauntlets. Which turn out to be very multifunctional: pistols, DualWielding knives, bola launchers, tasers, and - of course - clenching.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Hell, they ''were'' married for a while.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Jack's career might have ended right here had Josephine's greed not caused her to double-cross Zeke; he was able to escape and get rid of them by taking advantage of how she shoved Zeke off the train.
* NoodleIncident: It's never said just what caused them to break up in the first place, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder but Josephine's actions]] at the end give the viewers something of an idea.
* ParasolOfPain: Josephine uses one, its barbed ends used to restrain a victim, and a grapple concealed within to hook one.
* PlayingCardMotifs: Zeke has this. His jacket is covered with clubs, diamonds, spades, and hearts, the spurs on his boots are shaped like spades, he has a card in his hat, and of course, his cybernetic hands, the wrists of which had the playing card suits on them. The hands have a special ability depending on which suit was facing up. (He changes the setting by turning the wrist so that the desired suit is on the back of the hand.)
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Josephine's weapon of choice.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Ezekiel's not exactly what one would call handsome, while Josephine is a complete knockout.
* TheVamp: Josephine. She seduces Jack to try and capture him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dust Zombies]]
->Witch Hag voiced by: B.J. Ward

An entire graveyard, resurrected en masse to take down Jack.
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* MadeOfPlasticine: Most of them are reduced to powder with a single swing. But there are a ''lot'' of them.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Necromancy variety.
* ZergRush: They attempt to swamp Jack with sheer numbers over and over. It gets pretty harrowing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Minions of Set]]
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The Minions of Set are three powerful divine beings created by the Egyptian god Set to bring violence and terror to the world. Incredibly strong, fast, agile and with a healing factor that makes them nearly invincible, the Minions are among the most deadly opponents Jack ever faces. Their appearance is loosely based on the Set Animal, or Sha.
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* AxCrazy: They will immediately and ferociously attack anything they see. The only reason they didn't attack Aku appeared to be more out of gratitude than fear.
* BehindTheBlack: The entire episode makes extensive use of this technique for conveying the panicked, claustrophobic feeling of being surrounded by swift and powerful monsters, but not being able to keep track of where they actually ''are''. The Minions frequently jump into and out of the black, leading Jack to suffer frequent surprise assaults, being completely unaware of the incoming threat until it walks onto the screen, even if it is right in front of him.
* ChaseFight: Jack is unable to engage the Minions for more than a few moments at a time without being completely overwhelmed, so most of the episode consists of the Minions chasing Jack through an ancient Egyptian temple.
* CombatParkour: The Minions move with incredible grace and agility for such large and heavy creatures, and use this skill with deadly effect in battle, constantly pouncing at their opponents like animals, rapidly changing position to keep their victims off-guard, performing flips and wall jumps, and even running across the tops of a long row of pillars, all with flawless precision and execution.
* CombatPragmatist: The Minions of Set have no hesitation or remorse about doing whatever it takes to kill their prey, employing brutal tactics that make merely fighting dirty look admirable. They are predators, not warriors. They want to '''''kill''''' Jack, and they are going to do it one way or another.
* CompleteImmortality: The prophecy concerning the Minions makes it quite clear they can ''only'' be destroyed by the power of a god, specifically, the Egyptian god of the sun. Failure to summon this god will lead to utter disaster as there will be nothing left that can possibly stop them. A strong enough warrior ''might'' be able to drive them back, but nobody will ever be able to ''destroy'' them.
* CurbStompBattle:
** The Minions are so much more powerful than Jack that it isn't a Curb Stomp Battle so much as it is Jack using every ounce of his skill and power to extend his life for a few more seconds. Every encounter with them forces Jack to focus solely on defending himself, as the Minions' blitz-like battle tactics make them almost impossible to hit. Not that hitting them actually does anything.
** They're on the receiving end when Jack succeeds in summoning Ra. Two of them ''try'' to fight back, but can't even get close before Ra incinerates them. the third one attemps to flee, but shares the fate as the other two.
* DeusExMachina: Set up all through the episode. Jack can't stop these creatures - the best he can do is summon a PhysicalGod that ''can.''
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The moment Aku releases them from their prison, the Minions's first act is to mercilessly slaughter all of Aku's robots in a terrifying display of their strength, skill, and utter ferocity.
* FlamingSword: Each Minion has a weapon enshrouded in magical [[TechnicolorFire blue flame]]. When they're finally subjected to a power that can hurt them, their bodies boil away with the same eldritch fires.
* ForgedByTheGods: While they may be evil destructive monsters, the Minions of Set were created by a (chaotic) god. This makes them divine by nature and thus impervious to any attack or weapon unless the attack or weapon itself is divine (like when Ra showed up and barbecued them with his heat vision).
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The Minions of Set have glowing blue eyes that shine more brightly whenever they become alerted or agitated during hunting. Even when passive their eyeglow is so bright it is clearly visible even in broad daylight in the desert.
* HealingFactor: The Minions have an incredibly powerful healing factor that immediately heals any wound. Even Jack's sword (which has a very good track record when it comes to destroying the indestructible) is not effective: at one point he delivers a vital hit that nearly cuts one of them in half, and it grows back together the instant he finishes his stroke.
* InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality: Averted against the disposable robotic minions, but played straight against Jack himself. The one's with the bladed weapons can cut him but not too badly and only really giving ClothingDamage. The one with the blunt weapons just whales on Jack and his hits are the one's to visibly and fully on connect. Granted when they beat on him with their fists or slam him into things they can do damage, just nothing too bad.
* ItCanThink: They're aggressive, not stupid. They know what the scarab does and make every effort to prevent Jack from assembling it, including trying to ingest one of the pieces.
* ImplacableMan: Quite possibly the Minions' most terrifying attribute. They are stronger than you. They are faster than you. They do not need to eat or sleep or stop to catch their breath. They attack their quarry relentlessly, without any hesitation and without any second thoughts about their actions. There is no stopping their rushing, headlong advance. Jack is hunted down relentlessly, barely able to stop running for even for a few moments before the Minions catch his scent and begin the chase anew.
* KnightOfCerebus: The Minions have no comedic traits whatsoever, and are possibly the most dangerous enemies in the whole show next to Aku.
* LightningBruiser: Despite having hugely overbuilt upper bodies, very short, slender legs and enough weight to make the ground rumble beneath their feet, the Minions of Set are extremely fast and agile. Jack is so overwhelmed by the way they constantly jump around in combat he can hardly tell what direction their attacks are coming from. He only manages to even hit them twice, not that his attacks actually do anything.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The Minions have huge, gaping mouths that contain multiple rows of sharp, dinosaur-like fangs.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: One of the main reasons the Minions of Set are so fearsome is that ''every second'' of their existence is a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. They will immediately attack anything that moves with animal ferocity and machine-like determination, and will not hesitate to completely mutilate their practically helpless victims in their attempts to kill them.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Another reason the Minions are so terrifying is that they are ''utterly'' relentless. Once given an objective, they will stop at nothing to complete it. They don't need to rest, eat, or drink. They don't stop to banter, gloat, monologue, or snark. They don't allow Jack a chance to catch his breath. They use every underhanded tactic at their disposal. And they definitely don't let things like collateral damage stop them. They're out to ''kill'' Jack, they ''will'' kill Jack, and they ''[[{{Determinator}} Will. Not. Stop.]]'' '''Ever'''. They also try to stop Jack from assembling the scarab needed to summon Ra, the one thing that can defeat them.
* OhCrap: Jack's reaction upon discovering the Minions' empty tomb. The normally calm and collected samurai is so horrified by the revelation he is frozen in place, gawking, allowing the Minions to ambush him.
-->'''Jack:''' ''"The Minions of Set!'''"
* PerpetualMotionMonster: The Minions of Set appear to be completely immortal and invulnerable, require no sustenance whatsoever, and have unlimited stamina and endurance, allowing them to pursue their prey constantly and relentlessly without a moment's pause or hesitation. As powerful as Jack is, he is still only a man, and without the required items to summon Divine Intervention, it is only a matter of time until the Minions finally overpower him and tear him to pieces.
* TheNoseKnows: They can sniff out Jack from virtually anywhere.
* RunOrDie: Jack's only options when faced with immortal, unstoppable ancient Egyptian hell-beasts. And running only delays the inevitable. Sooner or later, they ''will'' catch up to you.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After two of them were destroyed by Ra, the last one tries to make a run for it. Ra doesn't let him.
* SealedEvilInACan: Originally plagued ancient Egypt until the Pharaoh of the time summoned Ra and had them sealed away inside a stone sarcophagus. Aku releases them in the present to kill Jack.
* SummonBiggerFish: The only way to defeat the Minions is to summon the only being that can harm them, Ra.
* SuperStrength: The Minions of Set are huge and very muscular, allowing them to cut stone pillars to pieces, punch a person hard enough to send them flying through the air, and slam a person into a solid stone wall with enough force to leave an impression of their body in it. Even their relatively short and slender legs are deceptively powerful, allowing them to run and move with great speed, make huge leaps and perform other acrobatic feats with ease.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: The only thing that can harm the Minions is joining together three pieces of a magical scarab, which summons Ra, the god of the sun.
* TheSpeechless: Although they appear to be capable of understanding human speech, the Minions themselves do not speak; they only bark, growl and roar.
* OneManArmy: Well, three of them, but nonetheless Aku tests the Minions' skills by setting them against a whole battalion of his own [[MechaMooks robotic soldiers]]. [[CurbStompBattle Obviously, the Minions gain victory in a matter of seconds]].
* UnSkilledButStrong: Not unskilled ''per se'', but rather their impressive skill in battle is directly dependent upon their incredible strength, agility, and especially their invincibility. There is no need to learn to wield exotic weapons or employ specialized fighting techniques when you are an unstoppable monster. Contrast this with the Guardian, who while incredibly powerful, is neither invincible nor immortal and hence needs to actually know how to defend himself in combat.
* VictoryPose: After utterly annihilating Aku's robots, the Minions raise their weapons to the sky in triumphant celebration of their victory and prowess. The Minion with the battle axe even throws a fist pump in for good measure.
* WallCrawl: The Minions are capable of running on walls and even upside down on the ceiling.
* WallJump: Several of them, actually. Being able to magically stick to walls and ceilings helps.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Guardian]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_13703_1733.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A powerful warrior that guards a time portal, waiting for TheChosenOne to find and use it. When Jack finds the portal, he is told by the Guardian that he's not the one, leading Jack to try and beat him anyway.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Has Jack's ''number'' in combat. In fact, he has ''everyone's'' number. The Guardian has triumphed over hundreds of enemies for countless eons.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: He's blue.
* ApologeticAttacker: Spares Jack's life and apologizes after beating him, but [[spoiler: Jack isn't ready to use the portal just yet.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: He's very fond of his suit too.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's about ten feet tall, very blue, and very bald.
* BeefGate: A rare example outside video games. He won't let Jack through the time portal until he's certain that he's ready.
* BerserkButton: Jack demolished his suit. He lost his temper, and Jack went from 'losing' to 'being brutally smacked down'.
* BloodKnight: He has a child-like delight in battle.
* CurbStompBattle: Things stop looking equal pretty early on, and Jack's favorite solution against a skilled foe - turning an enemy's aggression against him - turns out to be a NoSell. Things get really bad for Jack. The only reason the Guardian doesn't kill him is because the portal gives him a sign telling him not to.
* DualWielding: First dual wields [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai_(weapon) sai]], then switches to dual wielding firearms.
* ExtremeOmnivore: It's not shown whether he actually needs nutrition in all those eras of fighting, but after he loses his temper with Jack he ''eats'' his shield.
* GunsAkimbo: One a submachine gun, the other a machine gun / rocket launcher. At one point he's ''shooting throwing stars out of the air,'' unerringly, with his off-hand while continuing to blast at Jack with the other.
* HaHaHaNo: This is his response to Jack's request to use the time portal.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He has blatant HeroTrackingFailure when it comes to hitting Jack, but was able to shoot a dozen small projectiles out of the air at once.
* JiveTurkey: Not as extreme as Da Samurai, but the Guardian does have this general speech pattern.
* LightningBruiser: Tougher, stronger, ''and'' faster. He's toying with Jack.
* MasterOfAll: Even moreso than Jack, because he even uses modern weapons. We see him use [[KatanasAreJustBetter a katana]], sai, a spear (broken into two halves for dual-wielding), machine gun, a rocket launcher, and eventually his bare hands.
* [[MyFavoriteShirt My Favorite Suit]]: [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Jack really shouldn't have damaged it.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Missiles don't as much as scratch him.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Leaving Jack a broken, unconscious mess.
* NoNameGiven: The legend of the time gate in the Land of Moon refers to 'a guardian'. Hence his moniker: his true identity is left completely mysterious.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: He states that only one man will ''ever'' use his timegate - the same man that will defeat him in battle.
--> '''Guardian:''' And you, m'man, ''ain't'' that man.
* OutsideContextProblem: At some point, long ago, the portal was built (possibly by Aku, though probably not). Then somebody or something (definitely ''not'' Aku, or there wouldn't be an exception for 'the chosen one') stationed the Guardian there. Where'd he come from? Who gave him this task? And is he there to keep Jack in the future until 'future' Aku is defeated, or for some other reason? We don't know and we never will.
* PetTheDog: When he thinks Jack's will to fight has finally been broken: "Now why don't you leave before you really get hurt!?"
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's not malicious, but those red eyes ([[EyeGlasses lenses?]]) are indeed a warning.
* ShoutOut: His appearance, usage of a Katana, and the way Jack is reflected in his eyes are all reminiscent of Morpheus from ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* SuperStrength: As if his HyperspaceArsenal wasn't enough.
* TennisBoss: Subverted; Jack thinks he can beat him by bouncing his missiles back at him, but he's sadly mistaken.
* TimeAbyss: The Guardian claims to have been guarding the time portal for "countless eons". The huge pile of rubble, debris, broken down giant robots, war machines and likely countless dead warriors surrounding the gate makes it obvious he has been doing this for a ''very'' long time.
* YouAreNotReady: Is told this about Jack after their battle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Creature]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffBennett

A hulking cartoony-looking creature of limited intelligence but benevolent nature that Jack finds and unwittingly befriends during his travels. Whilst it is initially annoying, when it sees Jack in pain at the hands of a band of robot bounty hunters, it reveals a far more violent side of itself and rescues him.
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: See HulkingOut below.
* CartoonCreature: It looks something like a bear, something like a cat, and it's [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation light blue all over]]. At best, one can say it looks vaguely like a blue Anime/{{Totoro}} with three daisies on its head.
* GentleGiant: It's normally sweet, docile and inoffensive, if annoyingly dimwitted. But, for the love of all that's holy, do '''not''' tick it off!
* HulkingOut: When Jack is in danger, it undergoes a terrible transformation, growing several times larger, sprouting immense claws and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily a huge array of fangs]], turning red with mad-looking eyes, and having its daisies replaced by dead-looking tree stumps.
* UnstoppableRage: Utterly ''mangles'' the robots who hurt Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roadster Robots]]
A team of 50s-themed robots who manage to get the better of Jack with a lucky shot. To their great misfortune, it happened while the Creature was still in earshot.
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* TheFifties: All four robots are built to resemble 50s teenagers - greaser hairstyles, poodle skirts, beanies, etc.
* MookHorrorShow: The Creature smashes, mangles, and in one case chews them into fragments.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: Bounty hunters? A roving team of killbots? Maybe they just hate kimonos? Who knows? In any case, they don't seem to matter much to the overall story.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cronus]]

The Greek god of time and space. He was defeated eons ago by his son Zeus and was chained to an abandoned planet in space, while his magical gloves and helmet were hidden on Earth.
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* ClippedWingAngel: He would had been a really difficult opponent against Jack, if it weren't for Jack [[BattleOfWits catching on to Aku's plan early on]] and removing Cronus' power source the first chance he had, which slowly vanquishes him.
* MadGod: As described in the backstory, he went mad with power.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Courtesy of Greek myth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Demonic Spirit]]
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A malicious spirit that trapped the souls of a Japanese family in a haunted house. Jack manages to slay the demon and free the family inside.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: Its true form resembles a cross between a humanoid wolf and a dragon.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Grows to massive height during the last leg of its fight with Jack.
* CoolSword: Another weapon it uses in its fight with Jack.
* DarkIsEvil: It's a soul-eating demon who initially looks like a [[LivingShadow black mass of shadows]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Its realm is completely black and white.
* DiabolusExNihilo: It's never been made clear what this thing is or where it came from.
* DropTheHammer: One of the weapons it uses to fight Jack is a flaming hammer.
* EldritchAbomination: Possibly the most straight up example next to Aku. It's quite powerful, feeds on souls, and doesn't look or act even remotely human.
* FlamingSword: Its preferred type of weapon.
* GreenThumb: Takes control of some of the vines in the house to bind Jack so it could steal his soul.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Twice. First, whenever Jack landed a decisive hit, the demon would grow larger to get the advantage. Jack eventually learned to use his willpower to do the same. The demon then tried to finish him off with a homing fireball. Jack grabbed it and tossed it back at him, killing him instantly and freeing the souls of Kuni's family.
* HumanoidAbomination: In its true form.
* KickTheDog: After devouring the souls of her family, the demon lets Kuni live solely to use her as bait to lure in more victims.
* KnightOfCerebus: One of the few beings in the show that is taken completely seriously. Its episode is possibly one of the scariest in the whole show.
* LoneWolfBoss: This creature seems completely unconnected with Aku and is basically just a random VillainOfTheWeek.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The demon grows in size whenever Jack lands a decisive hit on it.
* MindOverMatter: Has telekinesis.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: It's drawn in a "sumi-e" style, even outside of its own realm, unlike the other, fairly simplistic characters.
* NothingIsScarier / TheSpook: Possibly the most terrifying aspect of the creature is how little we know about it. What is it? Where did it come from? Why did it target that family? What did it want with Jack? And is it even sentient? None of those questions are answered and it more or less just ''is'', which serves to make it all the more unsettling.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil, otherworldly spirit that haunted an old house.
* PlayingWithFire: It can control fire, usually to create weapons.
* RealityWarper: Possibly hallucinations... possibly not. The demon can take full control of the house and its surroundings, such as making doors and windows vanish or casting illusions to make the house look more pristine. However, it's not perfect as when it tried to fool Jack by using the souls of the family, the disguise faltered quite quickly.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: It can create weapons out of fire.
* SuperSmoke: Its initial form.
* TheVoiceless: It never talks and mostly growls and roars.
* WouldHurtAChild: It let Kuni live to use as bait to lure in more victims, but it almost certainly would have devoured her soul too eventually, and it ''did'' take her brother's soul. Plus [[FridgeHorror how many other children could this demon have devoured along with any number of other victims before Kuni's family]]? When you consider that even Aku, who is supposed to be the UltimateEvil doesn't kill or harm children (at least not directly), let alone steal their ''souls'', this trait makes this demonic spirit ''even more terrifying''.
* YourSoulIsMine: It feeds on souls, or at least imprisons them in a {{fate worse than death}}. And from what was shown during Jack's imprisonment, the family may have been its most recent victims.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kuni]]
->Voiced by: Creator/LaurenTom

A Japanese girl whose family was captured by a demonic spirit when it possessed their home.
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* TheBait: [[spoiler: The reason the demon spared her was so that she could be used to lure more victims.]]
* BlatantLies:
-->'''Jack:''' What is wrong, little girl?
-->'''Kuni:''' Nothing.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: The demonic spirit could have easily devoured her too like it did with her family but decided to keep her alive to use her to lure in more victims for it to devour. Given how malicious and sadistic this thing is, it could be an act of CruelMercy / KickTheDog as much as it is for its main goal.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: She's probably the most innocent character in the series...
* TheCutie: ... and the most adorable.
** BreakTheCutie: Her family being attacked and imprisoned by the evil spirit.
* DamselInDistress: Jack assumes she's this when he first encounters her, [[spoiler: and she sure is, and her family even ''more so'']].
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle has pigtails.
* RapunzelHair: Given how short she is.
* TraitorShot: Lots of them; she likely knows she's luring Jack into a trap and feels guilty about it, but she's too terrified of the demon to tell Jack the truth.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is purple.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Shaolin Monks]]
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->Monk A voiced by: Creator/QuintonFlynn
->Monk B voiced by: Matt Levin
->Grandmaster Tan Zang voiced by: Peter Renaday

Practitioners of the ancient art of Shaolin kung fu, hidden away in an ancient temple. Their order is in fact the same that once trained Jack, and their Grandmaster met Jack himself thousands of years before. He's still alive, now being sustained by the very Earth itself, and offers sanctuary to Jack, as the temple is shielded from Aku's view.
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* HeroicSacrifice: The monks aiding Jack were willing to die for him since the beginning. It's this fact that convinces Jack to choose rescuing them over entering the portal, as Jack realizes that he wasn't willing to die as they were.
* HiddenElfVillage: Their dojo is undetectable, but they use it as a sanctuary and a place of training, not a base: they aren't actively fighting Aku.
* WackyWaysideTribe: More significant to Jack than most, since they're one of the few surviving bits of the Earth he remembers.
* WarriorMonk: Eastern variants.
* YouShallNotPass: The two young monks order Jack to flee back to his time line while they hold off the mooks, and would eventually fall in combat. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind Jack, of course, later decides against this.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Labyrinth Thief]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RinoRomano

A nameless expert thief who is after the same magical diamond that Jack is.
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Does his burgling in a white suit.
* ChangedMyMindKid: Leaves Jack for dead, trapping him with an endless supply of the labyrinth's guardians. Some exchanged blows and an exhausted samurai later, a grappling hook drops from the ceiling for Jack to escape with.
* EnemyMine: There are a couple of occasions where they have to cooperate against the pyramid's defenses.
* {{Expy}}: Of Daisuke Jigen and Arsène Lupin III from ''Anime/LupinIII''. His suit and hat are white instead of black, and he uses a briefcase that doubles as a machine gun rather than a conventional firearm, but the style of his suit and beard are identical to Jigen's. His personality, on the other hand, is based more on Lupin's behavior.
* FriendlyEnemy: He seems to regard Jack as an interesting complication in a job that might otherwise have been boring.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ninja]]

A robotic ninja clad in black sent by Aku to destroy Jack.
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* {{Ninja}}: His only character trait.
* TheVoiceless: Says [[SilenceIsGolden absolutely nothing]] for his entire episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mondo Bot]]
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Turned on its creators for no stated reason.
* {{BFS}}: Not too big compared to it, but its sword is as big as a building.
* {{Determinator}}: Even with its head crushed and three limbs gone, it still tries to kill Jack.
* EyeBeams: Among many, many other weapons.
* HumongousMecha: It dwarfs skyscrapers. Jack is an ant compared to it.
* MoreDakka: A massive armory of guns, missiles, and energy weapons are at its disposal.
* ShockwaveStomp: It's so huge every step it takes warps the ground.
* ShoutOut: Its orange armor and green visor make is resemble [[{{VideoGame/Metroid}} Samus Aran]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Mondo Bot is heavily armored with hundreds of guns, missiles, and even a {{BFS}}. He towers over skyscrapers and Jack can't match him as a person. When Jack get's a robot he can NoSell all of Mondo Bot's attacks and when they fight one on one, Jack very easily takes him apart with his superior martial arts.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Da Samurai]]
->Voiced by: David Alan Grier

A loudmouthed samurai wannabe who challenges Jack to a duel to prove he's the better fighter. Their duel is a ''comical'' mismatch. Watching Jack fight a real threat, and his humble personality and behavior, sets Da Samurai down the path towards true enlightenment.
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* AttentionWhore: He is constantly obsessed with people thinking of him as a samurai.
* BreakTheHaughty: His duel with Jack and the humiliation that followed it made him change his ways and try to become a genuine samurai.
* BullyingADragon: Picked a fight with Jack despite having heard about him. Even after Jack tries to simply politely ignore him, he goes out of his way to antagonize him until Jack finally agrees to a fight. Predictably, his 'fight' with Jack amounts to Jack causally blocking his attacks and humiliating him without even trying. With a ''piece of bamboo'', considering him unworthy of an actual sword fight.
* ButtMonkey: His actions make him this.
* TheBully: He was introduced as this until Jack taught him a lesson.
* ChewingTheScenery: He loves attention.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: To his credit, he ''did'' take out a group of robot soldiers with relative ease. He's not completely unskilled, rather a big fish in a small pond who became full of himself due to never fighting anyone stronger than him.
* CurbStompBattle: Stands no chance against Jack in their "fight". The fight only goes on as far as it does because Jack by all accounts had him beat in ''two moves'' and decided to let him get back up.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, defeat brings humility, which brings respect.
* DirtyCoward: Once an army of Aku's assassin's come between him and Jack, he attempted to flee, but gets restrained by one assassin's headlock for the trouble.
* FakeUltimateHero: He learned this the hard way. Seeing Jack in action, though, kept him encouraged.
* HeelFaceTurn: He was never evil, but he bullied the people he protected and forced them to give him things for free in return for defending them. After Jack shows him what a ''real'' samurai is like, he starts to try to act more like one.
* HumiliationConga: His entire fight with Jack knocks him down a few pegs.
* {{Jerkass}}: He has no manners towards others.
* JerkassFacade: Da Samurai acted like a jerk because he thought that it made him look like a samurai. Jack proved him wrong, which made him realize that he wasn't "so bad after all".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's not a ''bad'' guy, and Jack seems to recognize this. By the end of the episode, he seems eager to be a better person.
* JiveTurkey: Biiiiig time.
* JustToyingWithThem: Jack does this to him. For starters, Jack refuses to use his ''actual'' sword and chooses to use sticks of bamboo and the first two moves would've ended the 'fight' had Jack not let him up. The rest of the battle consists of Jack systematically humiliating him until he's fighting in his underwear and either blocking or doing a NonchalantDodge to everything he throws at him.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: He was the strongest guy in the area that he lived in, which caused his ego to swell and make him believe that he was the strongest guy ''in the world''. Meeting Jack and experiencing firsthand just how far from the truth that was causes him to change his ways.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Being a moderately skilled warrior means all of nothing in this setting. While it's able to earn him minor fame and power in a small community of noncombatants, he loses it all the second Jack enters the scene.
* ScaryBlackMan: While the audience sees him as a comical character throughout his episode, he was viewed as an intimidating bully by the local populace until Jack knocked him down a peg.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's decently skilled, but ''nowhere'' near as much as he thinks he is. He even thinks he's strong enough to fight Jack himself and win. Jack [[BreakTheHaughty thoroughly proves]] [[HumiliationConga him wrong.]]
* TakingTheBullet: His first step toward being a true hero was pushing Jack out the the way of a stun ray. Jack acknowledged him for it.
* TookALevelInKindness: By the end of his episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Princess Mira and the Bounty Hunters]]
->Princess Mira voiced by: Music/GreyDeLisle
->Boris voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->Jujunga voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson
->The Gentleman voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris
->I and Am voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

A team of bounty hunters who argue over plans to kill Jack.
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* AffablyEvil: The Gentleman is a pleasant and well mannered fellow, but a professional killer-for-hire.
* AttackAttackAttack: Boris’ first resort to any problem is to pound it to pieces.
* BadassPrincess: Mira.
* BadassBaritone: Jujunga.
* BadassBoast: The Gentleman: “Now I’m not one to brag, but my blades are faster than any bullet.”
* CampStraight: The Gentleman is a flamboyant dandy, but gets an intrigued grin when he sees their sixth partner is a woman.
* CatsAreMean: The feline aliens, I and Am
* CulturedBadass: The Gentleman is dignified at all times and comes off as being rather posh.
* CurbStompBattle: Jack takes out all six of them in the amount of time it takes a drop of water falling from an icicle to hit the ground.
* CreepyTwins: I and Am are distinctly creepy.
* DressedToKill: The Gentleman.
* DualWielding: The Gentleman carries two throwing knives, and Boris fights with two huge clubs.
* DumbMuscle: Boris.
--> '''Boris:''' Any questions?!
--> '''Mira:''' Have you ''always'' been this stupid?
--> '''Boris:''' ''Yes!!''
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Princess Mira.
** TheDragon: Jujunga.
** TheEvilGenius: I and Am are the most sneaky and tactical.
** TheBrute: Boris.
** TheDarkChick: The Gentleman.
* HeManWomanHater: Boris does not like taking orders from "Wo-man".
* HuskyRusskie: Boris is Russian in the same way that the Scotsman is Scottish: ''five hundred percent.''
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Mira can draw her sword and slash a drop of water falling from an icicle.
* IGaveMyWord: "The Gentleman never goes back on his word".
* InstrumentOfMurder: The bounty hunter Jujunga uses a blowgun disguised as a workable flute; he lures a victim close with his music before using it to ambush with.
* KnifeNut: The Gentleman.
* LargeHam: The Gentleman and Boris are both good examples. The others are much less prone to brag and posture.
* MightyGlacier: Boris is enormous, strong, and very tough. But he's not very quick.
* NoodleIncident: When Mira reveals herself to the bounty hunters, the Gentleman asks Jujunga if "she's the one who captured... that guy on... that planet" as a way of making sure she's who she claims to be. We never get to know any more details of that incident.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The Gentleman, I and Am, Boris, Jujunga, and Princess Mira are six interesting, well designed, badass characters. Six of the best bounty hunters in the world. But we know who they're up against.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Mira. She’s not even half Boris’ size, yet she punches him across the room.
* RhymesOnADime: I and Am.
* SamusIsAGirl: Mira provides the most straightforward example since, well, Samus.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The Gentleman.
* ShaggyDogStory: Their episode is devoted to them and ''only'' to them, [[CharacterDevelopment developing their characters]] via their backstories, their hunting methods, and even their relationships with each other. By the time they finally confront Jack, 90% of the episode has aired. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin You can probably figure out]] [[CurbStompBattle the rest from there.]]
* SingleMindedTwins: I and Am seem to share the same mind. Even if this isn't true, they can certainly communicate with each other telepathically.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mira is the only female member of the group.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Boris and the Gentleman do this sometimes.
* UnskilledButStrong: Boris doesn't care much for technique, but he's certainly good at smashing things. He's at least smart enough to use this to his advantage -- his strategy is to tank hits long enough to get into smashing range.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Jujunga.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sirens]]
->Siren #1 voiced by: Creator/JenniferHale
->Siren #2 voiced by: Janine La Manna
->Siren #3 voiced by: Creator/TaraStrong

A trio of female monsters who hypnotize people with their singing.
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* EnthrallingSiren: They are all beautiful and have eerily enchanting voices.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: They're confused why the Scotsman is unaffected by their singing.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Carried to an extreme.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Ordinarily, they use their voices to lure men to their cave, but they can weaponize their voices in other ways.
* OneWingedAngel: And in that form, they're ''one'' creature, not three.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Unlike classic sirens, these sirens are a three-headed monster disguised as three beautiful women.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Astor and Princess Verbina]]
->Prince Astor voiced by: Matt Levin
->Princess Verbina voiced by: Creator/TaraStrong
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* {{Expy}}: Aside from their butterfly designs, they borrow heavily from Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
* {{Lightworlder}}: Their home world has less gravity than Earth, making them seem weak on Earth. In their own environment, they are great fighters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Seasons of Death]]
->Scientist voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker
->Spring Sprite voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle

Opponents Jack faced during the four seasons in "The Four Seasons of Death".
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* BaldOfEvil: The scientist Jack encounters during fall has a bald head.
* FairySexy: The personification of Spring is attractive.
* KarmicDeath: The scientist tries to trick Jack into drinking poisoned water, only for Jack to feign unconsciousness so he can spit the water into the scientist's mouth, which causes him to turn into autumn leaves that blow away in the wind.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Spring tempts Jack to give in to his weariness and leave the fight against Aku to others. Once Jack refuses to give in and leaves, it's made clear that Jack's decision was what she intended all along.
* ShaggyDogStory: In the winter, an ogre has his people craft him a sword to fight Jack with. Jack bests the ogre and breaks his sword in two the instant the fight begins.
* YourMindMakesItReal: The dust devils are mirages and cease to be a threat to Jack once he stops paying attention to them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:X9]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/DaranNorris

A retired [[MechaMooks enforcer robot]] with emotions. He was blackmailed into targeting Jack. See, Aku had kidnapped the one thing dear in the robot's life: his precious dog Lulu... sweet thing.
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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II.]] Depends on how you view his mission.
* BadassInANiceSuit: You have to admit, this robot has style. Though all of his fellow X-model robots wore the same suits.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted, but due to spare magazines stored in his arms with a special mechanism to reload his guns, he ''can'' reload ''very'' quickly, without even a one-second break in concentration.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Robot and His Dog.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His beloved pet dog Lulu, which inspired him to stop being evil. Until Aku noticed and exploited this to force him back into service...
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The series isn't named ''Robot Assassin X9... and Lulu, Sweet Thing.'' You know it's going to end in heartbreak.
* FilmNoir: His episode is a salute to the genre.
* ForcedIntoEvil: He started as a robot that just followed his instruction commands. Later, Aku forced him to fight Jack by kidnapping his dog.
* GenreSavvy: Unlike the typical villains who go after Jack, he has no delusions about his chances. He knows that entire armies of robots that were built to replace the X series couldn't stop him. But he tries anyways and, RealityEnsues.
* GlowingMechanicalEyes: Seem to be RedEyesTakeWarning, but they're actually just part of his model design.
* GunsAkimbo: To go with his mobster look.
* GunKata: Some of his gunfighting resembles this. Justified as he is a robot who could make all the necessary calculations for aiming.
* HeelRealization: Because of his emotions, he came to understand how immoral Aku was and left to live in peace, and he went largely unnoticed because Aku's evil scientists replaced the X series robots with the bug-bots seen prominently in many other episodes.
* HeroicBloodshed: He could've easily been a ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' character being a former criminal who uses GunsAkimbo.
* HitmanWithAHeart: Provides the current page image!
* {{Homage}}: X9's robot form looks very similar to the T-800 endoskeleton from ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', and has a similar purpose; both robots were built for violence and to enforce the will of an evil overlord. In addition, both are considered obsolete models in their respective franchises.
* ImplacableMan: It's been his job for a long time.
* ItAmusedMe: As X9 explains, the scientist who gave him the "experimental emotion chip" did so simply because, "He was kinda funny that way."
* JustAMachine: Possibly averted due to Jack's reaction after X9 muttered his dying words.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Inevitably, after a tension-filled confrontation, Jack catches X9 while his back is turned and runs him through. Because X9 refused to back down for the sake of Lulu, Jack had no choice but to finish off X9 before the robot did the same to him. X9's final request was for Jack to find his precious Lulu and take care of her before he went offline for good.]]
* LastOfHisKind: The rest of his series were destroyed one by one as the years went by. Plans to build more were eventually scrapped in favor of the bug-bots.
* MechaMooks: One of numerous robotic soldiers sent to fight Samurai Jack, but X9 stands out from all the rest...
* MoralityPet / PetTheDog: A literal example when he adopted Lulu the dog, who certainly brought out his good side.
* MoreDakka: Of the pistol variety. Only once do we see him actually taking an accurate shot.
* OneLastJob: The whole plot of the episode. Aku blackmails him into doing it.
* PersonalityChip: His greatest strength and biggest flaw.
* ProfessionalKiller: He was designed to be one. But eventually he decided that he'd rather be an amateur musician.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Because of the aforementioned emotion chip, X9 cared a lot about himself and his dog, which caused him to retire from the assassin life.
* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence: Average Joe Android. What he lacks in social skills, he makes up for with musical ability and love for his dog.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: A calculating robot with a soft spot for puppies.
* SuperPrototype: Thanks to his emotion chip. In a way it was a prototype within a prototype.
* TooDumbToLive: Averted thanks to his emotions, which gave him the self-preservation instincts needed to survive. The other X-robots didn't care about themselves, so they were all slaughtered.
* TranquilFury: Another advantage of his emotions was that he could feel UnstoppableRage, but still retain the calculating head of a robot.
-->''I got angry. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry It wasn't pretty.]]''
* TrenchCoatBrigade: The last surviving member of one, anyway.
* VerbalTic: "Lulu... sweet thing."
* {{What Measure Is a Non Human}} [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Mook?]]: Deconstructed very strongly. While it's made clear that most of Aku's army really ''are'' just mindless killing machines that need to be destroyed, X9 is an exception, but of course there's no way for Jack to know that until it's too late.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Evil Chief]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson

The leader of a rival African tribe hired by Aku to capture Jack when he was training in Africa as a youth.
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Upon being freed, the African Chief that the Evil Chief held prisoner retaliates by striking his toes.
* PredecessorVillain: One of Jack's foes as a child, the battle happened centuries ago.
* PosthumousCharacter: He lived way back in Jack's era, so of course he's long dead in the future.
* ScaryBlackMan: He's an evil and fearsome warrior from the African savanna.
* WouldHurtAChild: He and his underlings had no qualms with harming young Jack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Baby]]
->Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

A baby Jack rescues from being eaten by ogres, then looks after until he can return the child to his parents.
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* BadassAndBaby: Jack has to deal with a robot assassin with a French accent and the same ogres that tried to eat the baby while simultaneously seeking out the baby's parents.
* NoNameGiven: Even after being returned to his mother, the child's name isn't revealed.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Jack apologizes when the boy's mother notices the big scowl on his face, explaining that "your son has seen death" and now has "the spirit of the samurai" in him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ogres]]
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr, Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, and Creator/JeffBennett

A group of ogres who tried to eat a captured infant. They later try to get even with Jack after he rescues the baby.
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* {{Cyborg}}: They all have robotic limbs, some of which contain weaponry.
* EatsBabies: They tried to eat a baby before Jack came to the child's rescue.
* FatBastard: All of them have pretty enormous girths.
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[[folder:Scaramouche the Merciless]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_488.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny

A robot assassin capable of controlling objects with a flute and his voice.
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* AffectionateParody: He's basically a sendup of the goofier opponents Jack had faced off against in the previous seasons. He serves as a lead-in for the [[KnightOfCerebus Daughters of Aku]] that Jack would have to face an episode later.
* AintTooProudToBeg: After Jack does a number on him [[spoiler:by using his tuning fork sword's ability against him]], he tries to plead with Jack for his life. See HalfTheManHeUsedToBe below to see how far ''that'' got him.
* AssholeVictim: As amusing as Scaramouche is, he's still a murderer of innocent men, women, and children. After Jack already defeated him in combat, he deserved to be [[KickTheSonOfABitch summarily executed]].
* AxCrazy: He slaughtered an entire village just to get Jack's attention.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: That said, he still completely slaughtered a whole village solely to draw Jack out, and was able to hold his own against Jack for longer than most bounty hunters.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a silly, jovial scatting robot who casually calls Jack "babe" and contacts Aku on a smartphone. He also massacres an entire town and gives Jack a truly impressive fight through the use of supernatural musical abilities and dagger fighting.
* CardCarryingVillain: Refers to himself as the "Pied Piper of Ruination", "Crooner of Carnage", and "Ambassador of Annihilation", among other titles.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: Averted. He's easily able to call Aku from the middle of nowhere.
* CoolSword: Two. A dao that he can control telekinetically, and one that can split its blade into a tuning fork to make other weapons vibrate until they explode. [[spoiler: After being killed, Jack takes the latter for himself.]]
* {{Expy}}: Android, skull like head, Aku's top assassin, and has a thing for jazz music? Sounds alot like X9.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Downplayed. He's clearly terrified of his incoming death at Jack's hands, but his final words are a resigned "That's all, babe."
* FauxAffablyEvil: He chats quite amiably with Jack... and he also slaughtered an entire village just to draw Jack out.
* GenreSavvy: Quickly realizes that Jack doesn't have his sword, and then (correctly) assumes that Jack must have lost it. After that, the first thing he does is try to inform Aku about this. He also attacks a town and burns it down, knowing it would lure Jack to him. It took longer than he expected, but it turned out to work.
** He assumed he was going to face Jack's sword, so his fighting style involved using a rock golem and flying rocks to keep his distance between him and Jack. When his magic flute was destroyed, he still could use his voice to control his sword and keep fighting Jack at a safe distance, and even then he still had a special dagger that could shatter swords on contact as a final resource against Jack's mighty sword.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Jack destroys him by slicing him in two.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jack uses his tuning fork sword against him by letting him use it on one of his knives...then throwing it in his face right as it explodes. He then proceeds to bisect him with his own sword.
* IncomingHam: "SAH-MUH-RAI JAAAAAAAACK!"
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Once he found out Jack lost his sword, there was no way Jack could let him live.
* KnifeNut: Uses both conventional ones and an odd combination of a butterfly knife and tuning fork.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: After Jack uses his tuning fork sword against him, damaging him badly in the process, he realizes he's beat. Unfortunately for him, Jack quickly finishes him off before he can act on it.
* LargeHam: He goads and taunts Jack while boasting of his own skills. Jack is clearly ''not'' amused.
* LaughablyEvil: He's rather goofy and hammy for a mass murderer; personality traits that he shares with his boss Aku.
* MeaningfulName: Named after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaramouche stock play role]] to emphasize his nature as a comical braggart.
* MindOverMatter: He basically uses telekinesis to manipulate rocks to form a {{golem}}, or to move around his knives and swords.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: As the above picture shows, he's got a big grin full of the ol' pearly whites, despite probably not actually needing them for eating given he's a robot.
* MusicalAssassin: He uses flute that can animate rock and cause it to fight like a giant {{golem}}. On top of that, his singing can control one of his swords, and another one of his sword acts as a tuning fork that can make Jack's weapons explode ([[MegaManning which Jack takes for his own use after destroying him]]).
* NiceHat: Wears a conical straw hat, much like the type Jack had in previous seasons.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is clearly inspired by Creator/SammyDavisJr, right down to his speaking mannerisms, vocal range, and verbal scatting.
* OhCrap: When Jack throws his about-to-explode knife in his face.
* OneManArmy: Destroys an entire settlement by himself, no {{Mook}}s required.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: After Jack slices him in two, a massive amount of black oil sprays out the side of his body (continuing the series' proud tradition of censoring blood while still showing gratuitous amounts of its substitute).
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Is immediately subjected to this by Jack when Scaramouche calls Aku.
* RoboticPsychopath: An AxCrazy android who remorselessly slaughtered an entire village, just to drive Jack to him.
* SissyVillain: For one, he dresses in a purple dress-coat and high-heels, and constantly refers to Jack as "babe".
* SmallNameBigEgo: He boasts that he's "Aku's Favorite Assassin", which is likely a lie, as Aku has had ''much'' better minions in previous seasons, and doesn't even seem to recognize Scaramouche's phone number when called. (That said: it's possible that he was actually telling the truth in that he's Aku's ''current'' favorite assassin, given how Jack has eliminated most of his competition at one point or another.)
* VibroWeapon: His tuning fork sword doesn't vibrate to increase cutting power but it does audibly resonate with whatever it cuts until they violently explode. It takes out a large chunk of a stone pillar.
* WarmUpBoss: The first villain this season to be a significant threat to Jack.
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[[folder:"The Horseman"]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horseman.jpg]]

A mysterious figure who haunts Jack's mind. He and Jack apparently met at one point, and seems to have delivered a major blow to Jack's sanity.
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* BladeOnAStick: His main weapon, as a warrior on horseback, is a lance / spear.
* CoolHelmet: Wears a stylized armored helmet with a crown of antlers sticking out of it.
* TheDreaded: Whatever occurred between him and Jack is enough to make Jack scream in terror at the sight of him.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: A harbinger of Jack's despair, with glowing yellow eyes.
* KnightOfCerebus: Shares this spot with the High Priestess. Let's just say that his scenes are ''terrifying''.
* MysteriousStranger: Nobody knows who or what it is, only that it... ''watches.''
* MultiMeleeMaster: Is equipped with at least long double ended spear and two swords.
* SicklyGreenGlow: The Horseman's stands against a backdrop of foggy green light, as he's usually accompanied by visions of the rotting corpses of those Jack believes he failed to protect.
* SinisterSilhouettes: He first appears as a nothing but a black silhouette, with only his glowing yellow eyes standing out from the rest of his outline.
[[/folder]]

!!Comic Characters

[[folder:Soule the Seer]]

An elderly seer who resides in a scorching desert. He sent Jack on to find the Rope of Eons to return to the past. Later, he would use Jack's sword in ritual to try and send Jack back, but his ailing body couldn't handle it and the ritual's failure caused the sword to be destroyed right before he died.
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* CoolOldGuy: A helpful seer.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He knew that the ritual will kill him regardless of whether or not it succeeded, and did not inform Jack of this for fear of Jack backing down for the sake of his health.]]
* ISenseADisturbanceInTheForce: Reality was altered when Aku sent Jack to the future and Soule has felt the universe's misalignment in his bones all his life.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: During his last appearance, he's showing symptoms of this, and [[spoiler: is dead by the end of the chapter.]]
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: He has intimate knowledge of mystical objects and rituals and can show visions of past events using smoke.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Queen Krystle the Ageless]]

She is an immortal queen encountered by Jack in his search for the Rope of Eons while adventuring through her domain.
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She enjoys a lavish lifestyle whie her subjects toil away in misery.
* {{Expy}}: She bears some physical resemblance to [[{{Disney/Frozen}} Elsa]] with similar hairstyles and also being a WinterRoyalLady. But that is where the similarities end, since she doesn't have any actual power over ice and snow and is as cruel as they come.
* ImmortalityInducer: She has retained her youthful appearance thanks to the Thread of Time tied to her hair.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Krystle looks like a beautiful young woman, but in reality she is much older. She is celebrating her 88th birthday when Jack meets her.
* RapidAging: [[spoiler: She turns into a old crone after Jack slashed her Thread of Time.]]
* WinterRoyalLady: She is an ice themed queen from a Nordic land so that is kind of a given.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mako the Scribe]]

A scribe who makes it his mission to record all of Samurai Jack's exploits. He appears in the final issue of the comic book.
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* {{Determinator}}: His goal is to write down as many tales of Samurai Jack as he can and he keeps searching for reliable sources even when many of the first people he encounters on his quest tell him stories that are obviously a load of bologna or have indicated that they don't know Jack directly.
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is modeled on Creator/{{Mako}}'s character Akiro from the movies Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 and Film/ConanTheDestroyer.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: He makes his debut and stars in the comic book's last issue.
* {{Tuckerization}}: He is obviously named for Aku's original voice actor Creator/{{Mako}}.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[=LaMarr=]]]

A man who was once saved by Samurai Jack and is now part of a resistance movement he is leading against Aku.
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* {{Tuckerization}}: He is blatantly based on Jack's voice actor Creator/PhilLaMarr.
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!!Main Antagonist

[[folder:Aku]]




!!Ikra
->Voiced by: Jennifer Martin

One of Aku's aliases, just one of several forms which Aku assumed in order to travel closely with Jack while on a desert quest to find a jewel.

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!!Ikra

!!Recurring Characters

[[folder:The Scotsman]]
[[quoteright:259:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scotsman_4374.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Jennifer Martin

One of Aku's aliases, just
Creator/JohnDiMaggio

A large and very loud Scottish man, with a sword inscribed with magic runes and a machine-gun false leg. He's about as burly a warrior as you'll find, and
one of several forms which Aku assumed in order the few creatures able to travel closely with match Jack while for combat prowess. Their initial meeting (based on the tale of Robin Hood and Little John's first encounter) resulted in a desert quest to find fight that went on for fifty hours, ''still'' without a jewel.clear victor.



* BigDamnHeroes: When she saved Jack.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Introduced herself by saving Jack.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are many instances in that episode of Ikra's true identity. When the shaman senses the 'ultimate evil', his last line said to Jack, who thinks it was the robots, is "you don't understand!" After Jack and Ikra escape from Aku's robots, the robots simply stop their chase and close their eyes with satisfaction, aware of the trickery. Then, a mouse eats food from Jack's hand, but is scared of Ikra and digs underground to run away. When the jewel tests Jack and Ikra's hearts, it found out that Ikra is pure evil. The guardian mainly tries to fire its blasts at Ikra (besides Jack not wanting to fight). Near the end, Ikra can fly and become a giant to defeat the jewel guardian. There's also the fact that her color scheme matches Aku's almost exactly.
* ObviouslyEvil: Her color scheme: black, green, and reddish-orange should've been a dead give away.

!!The Hermit
->Voiced by: {{Creator/Mako}}

Another one of Aku's aliases where he wants Jack to find the Gems of Cronus so that he can revive the Titan.
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* GrumpyOldMan: He's that cranky.
* ObviouslyEvil: In addition to the color scheme, his face bears some resemblance to Aku's true form.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's very tiny.

!!The Black Mass

Only appearing in "The Birth of Evil, Part 1", it is the source of all evil. Before it can consume the universe, three deities (Odin, Ra, and Vishnu) arrive to exterminate this great evil. Before it was completely destroyed, a fragment of it escaped and crashed forcefully on Earth circa 65,000,000 BC. This is the original incarnation of Aku.
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* ApocalypseHow: Attempted to cause a Universal-scale one.
* BlobMonster: It was basically a giant pool of black goo.
* DarkIsEvil: The true embodiment of evil indeed.
* EldritchAbomination: At least Aku has a comprehensible form, but this ''thing'' was an (almost) mindless {{blob monster}}.
* ExtremeOmnivore: It enveloped and devoured any creature that got too close.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: It wanted to devour the universe, but was vanquished by Odin, Ra, and Vishnu, and it is the source of Aku. That's all we know of it.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the whole series. It gave birth to Aku, but it's not involved in the main story.
* MonsterProgenitor: Since Aku can shape-shift, this mass at one point becomes a fully black armed creature while fighting the deities.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: When it crash-landed on Earth, it caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
* PosthumousCharacter: It was already destroyed by the deities, but is reincarnated as Aku.
* SatelliteCharacter: It merely serves as the source of Aku.
* TimeAbyss: This thing is at least millions of years of old, if not billions or even longer.
* UltimateEvil: It has no form.
[[/folder]]

!!Recurring Characters

[[folder:The Scotsman]]
[[quoteright:259:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scotsman_4374.jpg]]
->Voiced by: Creator/JohnDiMaggio

A large and very loud Scottish man, with a sword inscribed with magic runes and a machine-gun false leg. He's about as burly a warrior as you'll find, and one of the few creatures able to match Jack for combat prowess. Their initial meeting (based on the tale of Robin Hood and Little John's first encounter) resulted in a fight that went on for fifty hours, ''still'' without a clear victor.
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* StupidEvil:
** [[KickTheDog He abuses]] {{Mooks}}, [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal cheats those who strike bargains with him]], or just spends too much time gleefully torturing Jack when [[JustShootHim he could easily crush him in an instant]]. Jack's very existence is owed to this happening time and time again.
** He does get his comeuppance in regards to this at times. One example being his deal with the Imakandi[[note]]Aku made a deal to have them hunt down Jack, and they agreed to do it without any compensation. This ends up biting Aku back as the Imakandi garnered so much respect for Jack that they decide to let him go free instead[[/note]], and his Hermit disguise[[note]]Where he lured Jack into summoning a powerful Titan to destroy him, only to find out that Jack planned for this, sabotaged his efforts, and nearly destroys Aku in the process[[/note]].
** Even his minions are prone to this, although this is a given when he orders them up like a normal person would order for take out.
* SuperStrength: Even if he scales down to human size for some reason, he has superhuman strength. This seems to diminish, though, if he scales down into ''several'' human-like forms.
* TakeOverTheWorld: He already has, but apparently it's not enough. So now he seeks to dominate the known universe.
* ThirdPersonPerson: When he's being especially hammy.
* ThisCannotBe: Had this reaction when Jack's father showed up with the sword and actually ''hurt'' him with it.
* UnskilledButStrong:
** Played with. Aku has shown on occasion that he is more skilled than he lets on as he is seen using weapons on occasion and is a surprisingly strong hand-to-hand combatant, but he relies mostly on his shapeshifting, his vast magic, and the fact few things can actually hurt him. One of those is Jack's sword.
** This is most shown and somewhat [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in the aptly titled episode, "Jack Versus Aku". Aku challenges Jack to a final battle with only two rules: Jack is forbidden to use his sword and Aku is forbidden to use his powers. Though Aku manages to hold his own with just his SuperStrength and hand-to-hand skills, Jack proves to be the better fighter and has Aku on the ropes, forcing him to break the rules to turn the tide.
* UnusualEyebrows: "GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS!"
* VillainousBreakdown: A gradual and humorous one in the episode "Aku's Fairy Tales". When Aku attempts to win over children from their HeroWorship of Jack by telling them fairy tales painting him as the hero, one of the kids requests a story about Jack. Aku gets angry, but quickly acquiesces, attempting to paint Jack as the villain. As the episode wears on, the children begin to poke holes in Aku's stories, frustrating him and forcing him to change up his stories until they become increasingly convoluted. Eventually, Aku hits his breaking point and teleports back to his lair, greatly annoyed.
* VillainousHarlequin: His perpetual hammy attitude, clownish monster-face and general air of having fun suggest this trope. Though it is, in some ways, a facade.
* VillainsOutShopping: Is sometimes seen just hanging around his base when not attacking Jack, particularly in comedic episodes.
-->'''Aku''' ''(on the phone):'' "Yes, I will hold... Yes! I'd like to place an order for delivery... Aku... I ''think'' I'm in the computer... Yes, that's it! I'd like a large-what? Extra thick! Thirty minutes or it's free? EXCELLENT!" ''(EvilLaugh)''
** Though it turns out that [[spoiler:Aku wasn't ordering pizza, but instead a new henchman]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can transform into pretty much anything, usually an animal but he can also change his shape to the point where he's outright formless, and even introduces himself as a "shape-shifting master of darkness" during the opening narration.
* WeaksauceWeakness: As mentioned above, despite being an ageless, powerful, and immortal demon, Aku is vulnerable to viral diseases.
* WhenTreesAttack: Is a tree that was possessed by an evil entity that landed on Earth. When Aku moves, often the sound of wood creaking can be heard.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Aku plays with this trope. In the beginning episode, a group of aquatic aliens comes to him seeking shelter on Earth due to having their oceans stolen. Aku admits that he was the culprit, causing the alien leader's son to call him a monster. Aku promptly vaporizes him with his EyeBeams, but consoles the grieving father by telling him that the boy was teleported to the Pit of Hate (where he would be brainwashed until he learns to "love Aku"). In a later episode, he attempts to win over a group of children by telling them fairy tales. And despite being more than capable and having every reason to harm them for their HeroWorship of Jack, he never does. Particularly when one child has the nerve to ask for a story about Jack. Aku gets mad, but acquiesces (though he does try to paint Jack as the bad guy). It seems that for all his evil, Aku draws the line at hurting kids. Although considering that Aku's favorite hobby seems to be destroying entire cities and towns, indiscriminately massacring their inhabitants, and enslaving the survivors to a life of hard labor, it would actually be quite likely that many children have been harmed or suffered under his reign.
* YouHaveFailedMe: His response to Demongo's defeat is to destroy him. He even says the trope name word for word.
* YourSizeMayVary: Possibly justified as given his shapeshifting, but even then his size varies from shot to shot. Most of the time, he's 5 times the size of a skyscraper, others he's only a few stories tall.

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* StupidEvil:
** [[KickTheDog He abuses]] {{Mooks}}, [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal cheats those who strike bargains with him]], or just spends too much time gleefully torturing Jack when [[JustShootHim he could easily crush him in an instant]]. Jack's very existence is owed to this happening time and time again.
** He does get his comeuppance in regards to this at times. One example being his deal with the Imakandi[[note]]Aku made a deal to have them hunt down Jack, and they agreed to do it without any compensation. This ends up biting Aku back as the Imakandi garnered so much respect for Jack that they decide to let him go free instead[[/note]], and his Hermit disguise[[note]]Where he lured Jack into summoning a powerful Titan to destroy him, only to find out that Jack planned for this, sabotaged his efforts, and nearly destroys Aku in the process[[/note]].
** Even his minions are prone to this, although this is a given when he orders them up like a normal person would order for take out.
* SuperStrength: Even if he scales down to human size for some reason, he has superhuman strength. This seems to diminish, though, if he scales down into ''several'' human-like forms.
* TakeOverTheWorld: He already has, but apparently it's not enough. So now he seeks to dominate the known universe.
* ThirdPersonPerson: When he's being especially hammy.
* ThisCannotBe: Had this reaction when Jack's father showed up with the sword and actually ''hurt'' him with it.
* UnskilledButStrong:
** Played with. Aku has shown on occasion that he is more skilled than he lets on as he is seen using weapons on occasion and is a surprisingly strong hand-to-hand combatant, but he relies mostly on his shapeshifting, his vast magic, and the fact few things can actually hurt him. One of those is Jack's sword.
** This is most shown and somewhat [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in the aptly titled episode, "Jack Versus Aku". Aku challenges Jack to a final battle with only two rules: Jack is forbidden to use his sword and Aku is forbidden to use his powers. Though Aku manages to hold his own with just his SuperStrength and hand-to-hand skills, Jack proves to be the better fighter and has Aku on the ropes, forcing him to break the rules to turn the tide.
* UnusualEyebrows: "GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS!"
* VillainousBreakdown: A gradual and humorous one in the episode "Aku's Fairy Tales". When Aku attempts to win over children from their HeroWorship of Jack by telling them fairy tales painting him as the hero, one of the kids requests a story about Jack. Aku gets angry, but quickly acquiesces, attempting to paint Jack as the villain. As the episode wears on, the children begin to poke holes in Aku's stories, frustrating him and forcing him to change up his stories until they become increasingly convoluted. Eventually, Aku hits his breaking point and teleports back to his lair, greatly annoyed.
* VillainousHarlequin: His perpetual hammy attitude, clownish monster-face and general air of having fun suggest this trope. Though it is, in some ways, a facade.
* VillainsOutShopping: Is sometimes seen just hanging around his base when not attacking Jack, particularly in comedic episodes.
-->'''Aku''' ''(on the phone):'' "Yes, I will hold... Yes! I'd like to place an order for delivery... Aku... I ''think'' I'm in the computer... Yes, that's it! I'd like a large-what? Extra thick! Thirty minutes or it's free? EXCELLENT!" ''(EvilLaugh)''
** Though it turns out that [[spoiler:Aku wasn't ordering pizza, but instead a new henchman]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can transform into pretty much anything, usually an animal but he can also change his shape to the point where he's outright formless, and even introduces himself as a "shape-shifting master of darkness" during the opening narration.
* WeaksauceWeakness: As mentioned above, despite being an ageless, powerful, and immortal demon, Aku is vulnerable to viral diseases.
* WhenTreesAttack: Is a tree that was possessed by an evil entity that landed on Earth. When Aku moves, often the sound of wood creaking can be heard.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Aku plays with this trope. In the beginning episode, a group of aquatic aliens comes to him seeking shelter on Earth due to having their oceans stolen. Aku admits that he was the culprit, causing the alien leader's son to call him a monster. Aku promptly vaporizes him with his EyeBeams, but consoles the grieving father by telling him that the boy was teleported to the Pit of Hate (where he would be brainwashed until he learns to "love Aku"). In a later episode, he attempts to win over a group of children by telling them fairy tales. And despite being more than capable and having every reason to harm them for their HeroWorship of Jack, he never does. Particularly when one child has the nerve to ask for a story about Jack. Aku gets mad, but acquiesces (though he does try to paint Jack as the bad guy). It seems that for all his evil, Aku draws the line at hurting kids. Although considering that Aku's favorite hobby seems to be destroying entire cities and towns, indiscriminately massacring their inhabitants, and enslaving the survivors to a life of hard labor, it would actually be quite likely that many children have been harmed or suffered under his reign.
* YouHaveFailedMe: His response to Demongo's defeat is to destroy him. He even says the trope name word for word.
* YourSizeMayVary: Possibly justified as given his shapeshifting, but even then his size varies from shot to shot. Most of the time, he's 5 times the size of a skyscraper, others he's only a few stories tall.

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auses him ''horrible'' pain with even the slightest cuts.
* {{Jerkass}}: Though he usually acts in a very civil, polite, cordial, sophisticated manner and tends to swing [[DependingOnTheWriter back and forth between a comedic villain and truly evil one]]. Notable acts of evil include in the pilot episode when some aliens that lived an aquatic world whose oceans were dried up come to him requesting to live on Earth and he reveals that ''he'' stole their oceans. On another occasion, he forces a scientist to build a set of indestructible robots to kill Jack under the promise of sparing his village if he does, and then tests the robots out by having them burn his village to the ground and kill everything in it.
* KickTheDog: Really likes doing this. Outside of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder his need to back-stab everyone]], he also once [[ForcedToWatch imprisoned a Viking king in crystal and forced him to watch as he destroyed his kingdom]], [[CruelMercy after which the grieving sole survivor was made immortal and sealed in the heart of a mountain.]] On another occasion he disguised himself just to accompany Jack on a quest, find a magical artifact Jack could use to return home, and destroy it at the last instant so he could mock Jack.
* KnightOfCerebus: A Zigzagged example. In some episodes, such as the three-part Premiere Movie and "The Birth of Evil" two-parter, he's every bit the embodiment of evil he claims to be. In other episodes, he's a [[LaughablyEvil complete clown with some hilarious lines]]. Basically, depending on the episode, he can make you laugh or scream. [[MoodWhiplash Sometimes both in the same episode]].
* LargeAndInCharge: Rules the world and has a ShapeshifterDefaultForm that is usually several stories high at the least.
* LargeHam: So hammy that one of the first things he makes his slaves do is build statues of him. His manner of speaking (as demonstrated by the opening intro) is also based on traditional Japanese Kabuki, which comes across as hammy when translated into English.
* LaughablyEvil: He's rather... goofy for being the UltimateEvil and all. Varies depending on the episode, there are some that present him as legitimately evil and a threatening figure. Or sometimes [[BewareTheSillyOnes a bit of both]].
* LikableVillain: He's a pretty funny guy, whenever he isn't performing any genocide, slavery, or treachery.
* MadeOfEvil: Aku's substance is flexible, strong, pitch-black, capable of re-sealing after most injuries, and has an ''extremely horrible'' effect when taken internally. It's Evil.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Aku can use loud screams powerful enough to damage the landscape as a form of attack.
* MeaningfulName: The word "aku" means "evil" in Japanese. It's also worth noting that he's the only major character in the series who goes by his (original) name.
* MorphicResonance: He always has the same black, red and green color-scheme in every form he takes.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His namely is ''literally'' "evil" in Japanese.
* {{Narcissist}}: He once said "No mortal can defeat me" right before getting his ass handed to him, asked for a group of fish people to build statues of him every month, and sees Jack as foolish for even trying to fight him.
* NighInvulnerable: Demonstrated when we see stuff outside of Jack attack him. It doesn't seem to matter if it's ancient weapons or advanced technology, mundane forms of attack can't hurt him.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Despite his StupidEvil tendencies, Aku has displayed this on occasion.
** In the pilot episode, immediately after breaking free from his imprisonment, Aku's first order of business is to attack the village, massacring everyone. When Jack's father tries to get the sword, Aku immediately grabs him.
** In "Jack and the Zombies", once Aku gets Jack's sword, he wastes no time in attacking Jack, immediately going on the offensive and forcing Jack on the defensive throughout the episode. He doesn't stop to gloat or banter and gives Jack little time to breathe.
* ObviouslyEvil: Right down to his ''[[BilingualBonus name]]''!
* OneManArmy: Aku has destroyed countless armies all by himself. Nowadays though, he's grown lazy enough that he relies on [[MechaMooks robots]] to do the conquering for him, and hires {{bounty hunter}}s for other dirty work.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Justified. The entire premise of the show started because Jack could defeat him, so Aku actively avoids facing him himself, unless he's gained some advantage that he's sure will let him win. "Tales of X9" also revealed that the entire reason he relies on an army for conquests is because he found [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]] [[OneManArmy on his own]] was going at too slow a pace for him.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Aku is a demonic being with vast powers of dark magic; including immortality, shapeshifting, and [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Due to MorphicResonance, it is often easy for the audience to tell that someone is just Aku in disguise. Jack is sometimes taken in; sometimes not.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: He, or rather his original mindless form, was the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs.
* PlayingWithFire: Can toss blue fireballs at opponents.
* Really700YearsOld: Aku (as a sapient being) has existed for centuries or even millennia.
* SatanicArchetype: He's a [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils demon overlord]], who in the future turned the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and lives in a hellish underworld (the Pit of Hate).
* SchmuckBait: Aku distributed lots of "magic" around the world - time portals, wishing wells, secret magical or technological weapons. They're always SchmuckBait.
* SealedEvilInACan: Jack's father defeated him by sealing him away inside a tree instead of killing him. The first episode shows him breaking free and taking his revenge.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: He usually appears as a tall, shadow-like being with a green face, fangs, spikes protruding from both sides of his head, as well as eyebrows and a goatee of flame. Due to his origin it's hard to say if he's Type A (this is his true form) or Type B (it's the form he prefers to take on when not using his shape-changing abilities to fight or disguise himself).
* {{Sizeshifter}}: A natural extension of his shape-shifting ability, and in his default form he's usually gigantic. He tends to shrink whenever Jack's sword hits him, though.
* SlasherSmile: Right as he is about to stab Jack with his own sword in "Jack and The Zombies", he sports a sadistic smile with crazy eyes.
* SpikesOfVillainy: His head is covered in branch-like horns and whatever form he takes tends to have a spike on each joint.

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auses him ''horrible'' pain with even the slightest cuts.
* {{Jerkass}}: Though he usually acts in a very civil, polite, cordial, sophisticated manner and tends to swing [[DependingOnTheWriter back and forth between a comedic villain and truly evil one]]. Notable acts of evil include in the pilot episode when some aliens that lived an aquatic world whose oceans were dried up come to him requesting to live on Earth and he reveals that ''he'' stole their oceans. On another occasion, he forces a scientist to build a set of indestructible robots to kill Jack under the promise of sparing his village if he does, and then tests the robots out by having them burn his village to the ground and kill everything in it.
* KickTheDog: Really likes doing this. Outside of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder his need to back-stab everyone]], he also once [[ForcedToWatch imprisoned a Viking king in crystal and forced him to watch as he destroyed his kingdom]], [[CruelMercy after which the grieving sole survivor was made immortal and sealed in the heart of a mountain.]] On another occasion he disguised himself just to accompany Jack on a quest, find a magical artifact Jack could use to return home, and destroy it at the last instant so he could mock Jack.
* KnightOfCerebus: A Zigzagged example. In some episodes, such as the three-part Premiere Movie and "The Birth of Evil" two-parter, he's every bit the embodiment of evil he claims to be. In other episodes, he's a [[LaughablyEvil complete clown with some hilarious lines]]. Basically, depending on the episode, he can make you laugh or scream. [[MoodWhiplash Sometimes both in the same episode]].
* LargeAndInCharge: Rules the world and has a ShapeshifterDefaultForm that is usually several stories high at the least.
* LargeHam: So hammy that one of the first things he makes his slaves do is build statues of him. His manner of speaking (as demonstrated by the opening intro) is also based on traditional Japanese Kabuki, which comes across as hammy when translated into English.
* LaughablyEvil: He's rather... goofy for being the UltimateEvil and all. Varies depending on the episode, there are some that present him as legitimately evil and a threatening figure. Or sometimes [[BewareTheSillyOnes a bit of both]].
* LikableVillain: He's a pretty funny guy, whenever he isn't performing any genocide, slavery, or treachery.
* MadeOfEvil: Aku's substance is flexible, strong, pitch-black, capable of re-sealing after most injuries, and has an ''extremely horrible'' effect when taken internally. It's Evil.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Aku can use loud screams powerful enough to damage the landscape as a form of attack.
* MeaningfulName: The word "aku" means "evil" in Japanese. It's also worth noting that he's the only major character in the series who goes by his (original) name.
* MorphicResonance: He always has the same black, red and green color-scheme in every form he takes.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His namely is ''literally'' "evil" in Japanese.
* {{Narcissist}}: He once said "No mortal can defeat me" right before getting his ass handed to him, asked for a group of fish people to build statues of him every month, and sees Jack as foolish for even trying to fight him.
* NighInvulnerable: Demonstrated when we see stuff outside of Jack attack him. It doesn't seem to matter if it's ancient weapons or advanced technology, mundane forms of attack can't hurt him.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Despite his StupidEvil tendencies, Aku has displayed this on occasion.
** In the pilot episode, immediately after breaking free from his imprisonment, Aku's first order of business is to attack the village, massacring everyone. When Jack's father tries to get the sword, Aku immediately grabs him.
** In "Jack and the Zombies", once Aku gets Jack's sword, he wastes no time in attacking Jack, immediately going on the offensive and forcing Jack on the defensive throughout the episode. He doesn't stop to gloat or banter and gives Jack little time to breathe.
* ObviouslyEvil: Right down to his ''[[BilingualBonus name]]''!
* OneManArmy: Aku has destroyed countless armies all by himself. Nowadays though, he's grown lazy enough that he relies on [[MechaMooks robots]] to do the conquering for him, and hires {{bounty hunter}}s for other dirty work.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Justified. The entire premise of the show started because Jack could defeat him, so Aku actively avoids facing him himself, unless he's gained some advantage that he's sure will let him win. "Tales of X9" also revealed that the entire reason he relies on an army for conquests is because he found [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]] [[OneManArmy on his own]] was going at too slow a pace for him.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Aku is a demonic being with vast powers of dark magic; including immortality, shapeshifting, and [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Due to MorphicResonance, it is often easy for the audience to tell that someone is just Aku in disguise. Jack is sometimes taken in; sometimes not.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: He, or rather his original mindless form, was the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs.
* PlayingWithFire: Can toss blue fireballs at opponents.
* Really700YearsOld: Aku (as a sapient being) has existed for centuries or even millennia.
* SatanicArchetype: He's a [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils demon overlord]], who in the future turned the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and lives in a hellish underworld (the Pit of Hate).
* SchmuckBait: Aku distributed lots of "magic" around the world - time portals, wishing wells, secret magical or technological weapons. They're always SchmuckBait.
* SealedEvilInACan: Jack's father defeated him by sealing him away inside a tree instead of killing him. The first episode shows him breaking free and taking his revenge.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: He usually appears as a tall, shadow-like being with a green face, fangs, spikes protruding from both sides of his head, as well as eyebrows and a goatee of flame. Due to his origin it's hard to say if he's Type A (this is his true form) or Type B (it's the form he prefers to take on when not using his shape-changing abilities to fight or disguise himself).
* {{Sizeshifter}}: A natural extension of his shape-shifting ability, and in his default form he's usually gigantic. He tends to shrink whenever Jack's sword hits him, though.
* SlasherSmile: Right as he is about to stab Jack with his own sword in "Jack and The Zombies", he sports a sadistic smile with crazy eyes.
* SpikesOfVillainy: His head is covered in branch-like horns and whatever form he takes tends to have a spike on each joint.
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* DiabolicalMastermind: Very cunning and decieving.
* DirtyCoward: Since Jack's sword is the only weapon that can truly hurt him, Aku largely avoids direct confrontation with him, only doing so when he has some kind of advantage. And when he loses that advantage, you can guarantee that he'll pull a VillainExitStageLeft. While some might call this prudent rather than cowardly, his carelessness in other matters indicates that he really does do it because he's callow.
* DitzyGenius: While Aku can be smart and cunning, his plans are not always the most well-thought ones.
* DoNotGoGentle: His usual response to a serious setback is to run away. But if that's not an option, he'll fight ferociously with every resource he's got.
* TheDreaded: He's called [[MeaningfulName Aku]] for a reason.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Subverted. The entire world ''could'' be reduced to uniform misery and despair, but he'd rather it present [[HopeSpot some occasional beauty, hope, and peace...]] [[DoubleSubverted so that he can ''crush it like a bug.'']]
* EldritchAbomination: Spawned from the remains of a much larger one.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Aku may be a being of unspeakable evil, but [[WouldntHurtAChild children are free to contradict and question him as they will]]. He may not have a problem with lying to them or brainwashing them, but he thinks hurting a child is actually going too far, despite the fact he could get away with it at any time, and that they tend to make a joke out of him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Given that Aku is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of evil, it's only natural that he suffers from this trope. Many of Aku's schemes fail because he has no understanding of the concept of good.
** This trope is why him sending Jack to the future backfired. He'd expected a world ruled by him would allow him to crush Jack effortlessly when he arrived. He never took into account that a hero arriving and successfully resisting him would trigger HopeSpringsEternal and start giving the oppressed masses someone to rally behind.
** Also shows in the episode "Aku's Fairy Tales" when, out of a desire to be admired, he tries to make himself out as the good guy in the stories he tells to children... and one of the prime reasons it doesn't work is that he can't really comprehend what "good" means -- the closest he can come to understanding heroism is "free beef jerky for all"!
** In the episode "Jack vs the Imakandi", Aku hires the titular Imakandi to hunt down and capture Jack, promising them a handsome reward if they're successful. However, what he failed to take into account (and what they outright tell him), is that they hunt not for wealth, but for the thrill of the hunt. So when the finally capture Jack, he's given them such a challenge that they choose to set Jack free rather than deliver him to Aku. Aku does not take it well when they break off their deal.
* EvilGenius: Zig-zagged: Aku always has a strategy for his evil plans, but he fails pretty regularly. He has, though, planned some very intelligent and cunning schemes, such as transforming into a woman who saves Jack's life to trick him into the portal he's trying to reach, only to break it. He clearly isn't a dimwit - he did subjugate the Earth - but he's prone to errors in judgement.
* EvilIsBigger: Much bigger, but mostly because he prefers to be big as his standard form.
* EvilGloating: What's the point of hurting people if you don't get to revel in their expressions of horror, despair and hatred?
* EvilIsHammy: The way he talks is so bombastic and over the top!
* EvilIsPetty: Despite having higher goals and ambitions, Aku cannot resist committing unnecessarily cruel and petty things to people he's already screwed over, often to prove he can or just for a sick kick at their expense. He ends up taking it to StupidEvil levels as he ''always'' backstabs anyone he makes a deal with, just to laugh at their misfortune.
* EvilLaugh: Sincere, sinister, and usually preceded by something terrible happening to someone.
* EvilOverlord: Currently rules the whole planet and expanding his empire beyond.
* EvilPlan: Conquering the Earth was a done deal before the pilot ended. The one that drives the plot is his attempts to kill Jack, and, failing that, prevent him from traveling back in time.
* EvilSoundsDeep: As his voice actor once said, "Evil comes from the ''belly.''"
* EvilSoundsRaspy: He has a raspy voice which matches his evil laugh.
* EyeBeams: Multiple types for multiple purposes; force blasts, ''incendiary'' force blasts, alchemy, summoning, teleportation, transformation, necromancy, and general spellcasting. Basically, whenever Aku's feeling lazy, he'll just use his eyes.
* FangsAreEvil: His have the distinct Oriental pattern in which the canines curve outward.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Aku is comedic and likable on the surface and is certainly capable of having nice, civil conversations with people, but he's a monstrous brute who loves to bring misery and suffering to everyone in reach. He would probably be the most disturbing villain in animation history if [[LaughablyEvil he wasn't so damn entertaining to watch]].
* {{Foil}}: He's very much the exact opposite of Jack. While Jack seeks to do good wherever possible, even at risk to his well being and goal of returning to the past, Aku always seeks out any action where he makes life miserable for others - even if it would be to his disadvantage in the long run.
* ForTheEvulz: The only real explanation for his actions: Aku does what he does because the suffering of others amuses him, as demonstrated by his signature EvilLaugh.
* FourFingeredHands: Considering he's thoroughly evil, [[FourIsDeath there's probably a meaning to it]].
* GalacticConqueror: Ruling the Earth wasn't enough, so he extended his dominion to other planets. It's not clear whether he's conquering them or just laying waste to them, but he's garnered enough attention to attract aliens (usually traitors, criminals, and bounty hunters) of all sorts to the Earth.
* GodOfEvil: He's an immortal and malevolent [[EldritchAbomination cosmic entity]] who is worshiped by an [[ReligionOfEvil evil cult]].
* HeroKiller: In "The Birth Of Evil", he [[OneManArmy slaughtered]] [[RedShirtArmy most of the soldiers]] serving under Jack's Father. He also made Jack's Father die as an old slave, deprived of water under Aku's reign. He's also defeated a multitude of other heroes during his reign, with a few being directly shown.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Jack's divinely-forged sword causes him ''horrible'' pain with even the slightest cuts.

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* DiabolicalMastermind: Very cunning and decieving.
* DirtyCoward: Since Jack's sword is the only weapon that can truly hurt him, Aku largely avoids direct confrontation with him, only doing so when he has some kind of advantage. And when he loses that advantage, you can guarantee that he'll pull a VillainExitStageLeft. While some might call this prudent rather than cowardly, his carelessness in other matters indicates that he really does do it because he's callow.
* DitzyGenius: While Aku can be smart and cunning, his plans are not always the most well-thought ones.
* DoNotGoGentle: His usual response to a serious setback is to run away. But if that's not an option, he'll fight ferociously with every resource he's got.
* TheDreaded: He's called [[MeaningfulName Aku]] for a reason.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Subverted. The entire world ''could'' be reduced to uniform misery and despair, but he'd rather it present [[HopeSpot some occasional beauty, hope, and peace...]] [[DoubleSubverted so that he can ''crush it like a bug.'']]
* EldritchAbomination: Spawned from the remains of a much larger one.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Aku may be a being of unspeakable evil, but [[WouldntHurtAChild children are free to contradict and question him as they will]]. He may not have a problem with lying to them or brainwashing them, but he thinks hurting a child is actually going too far, despite the fact he could get away with it at any time, and that they tend to make a joke out of him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Given that Aku is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of evil, it's only natural that he suffers from this trope. Many of Aku's schemes fail because he has no understanding of the concept of good.
** This trope is why him sending Jack to the future backfired. He'd expected a world ruled by him would allow him to crush Jack effortlessly when he arrived. He never took into account that a hero arriving and successfully resisting him would trigger HopeSpringsEternal and start giving the oppressed masses someone to rally behind.
** Also shows in the episode "Aku's Fairy Tales" when, out of a desire to be admired, he tries to make himself out as the good guy in the stories he tells to children... and one of the prime reasons it doesn't work is that he can't really comprehend what "good" means -- the closest he can come to understanding heroism is "free beef jerky for all"!
** In the episode "Jack vs the Imakandi", Aku hires the titular Imakandi to hunt down and capture Jack, promising them a handsome reward if they're successful. However, what he failed to take into account (and what they outright tell him), is that they hunt not for wealth, but for the thrill of the hunt. So when the finally capture Jack, he's given them such a challenge that they choose to set Jack free rather than deliver him to Aku. Aku does not take it well when they break off their deal.
* EvilGenius: Zig-zagged: Aku always has a strategy for his evil plans, but he fails pretty regularly. He has, though, planned some very intelligent and cunning schemes, such as transforming into a woman who saves Jack's life to trick him into the portal he's trying to reach, only to break it. He clearly isn't a dimwit - he did subjugate the Earth - but he's prone to errors in judgement.
* EvilIsBigger: Much bigger, but mostly because he prefers to be big as his standard form.
* EvilGloating: What's the point of hurting people if you don't get to revel in their expressions of horror, despair and hatred?
* EvilIsHammy: The way he talks is so bombastic and over the top!
* EvilIsPetty: Despite having higher goals and ambitions, Aku cannot resist committing unnecessarily cruel and petty things to people he's already screwed over, often to prove he can or just for a sick kick at their expense. He ends up taking it to StupidEvil levels as he ''always'' backstabs anyone he makes a deal with, just to laugh at their misfortune.
* EvilLaugh: Sincere, sinister, and usually preceded by something terrible happening to someone.
* EvilOverlord: Currently rules the whole planet and expanding his empire beyond.
* EvilPlan: Conquering the Earth was a done deal before the pilot ended. The one that drives the plot is his attempts to kill Jack, and, failing that, prevent him from traveling back in time.
* EvilSoundsDeep: As his voice actor once said, "Evil comes from the ''belly.''"
* EvilSoundsRaspy: He has a raspy voice which matches his evil laugh.
* EyeBeams: Multiple types for multiple purposes; force blasts, ''incendiary'' force blasts, alchemy, summoning, teleportation, transformation, necromancy, and general spellcasting. Basically, whenever Aku's feeling lazy, he'll just use his eyes.
* FangsAreEvil: His have the distinct Oriental pattern in which the canines curve outward.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Aku is comedic and likable on the surface and is certainly capable of having nice, civil conversations with people, but he's a monstrous brute who loves to bring misery and suffering to everyone in reach. He would probably be the most disturbing villain in animation history if [[LaughablyEvil he wasn't so damn entertaining to watch]].
* {{Foil}}: He's very much the exact opposite of Jack. While Jack seeks to do good wherever possible, even at risk to his well being and goal of returning to the past, Aku always seeks out any action where he makes life miserable for others - even if it would be to his disadvantage in the long run.
* ForTheEvulz: The only real explanation for his actions: Aku does what he does because the suffering of others amuses him, as demonstrated by his signature EvilLaugh.
* FourFingeredHands: Considering he's thoroughly evil, [[FourIsDeath there's probably a meaning to it]].
* GalacticConqueror: Ruling the Earth wasn't enough, so he extended his dominion to other planets. It's not clear whether he's conquering them or just laying waste to them, but he's garnered enough attention to attract aliens (usually traitors, criminals, and bounty hunters) of all sorts to the Earth.
* GodOfEvil: He's an immortal and malevolent [[EldritchAbomination cosmic entity]] who is worshiped by an [[ReligionOfEvil evil cult]].
* HeroKiller: In "The Birth Of Evil", he [[OneManArmy slaughtered]] [[RedShirtArmy most of the soldiers]] serving under Jack's Father. He also made Jack's Father die as an old slave, deprived of water under Aku's reign. He's also defeated a multitude of other heroes during his reign, with a few being directly shown.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Jack's divinely-forged sword causes
auses him ''horrible'' pain with even the slightest cuts.
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