The characters list for WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers

[[WMG: The Planeteers]]

The Planeteers are five teenagers from five different continents assembled by Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth to defend the world from pollution, criminals, and natural disasters. When the situation is too much for them to handle they [[AllYourPowersCombined let their powers combine]] to summon the environmental superhero, Captain Planet. They have a monkey on their team too.
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'''Gaia'''
->Voiced by: Creator/WhoopiGoldberg in 19901993, Creator/MargotKidder in 19931995

Gaia, the spirit of Earth, is the protector of the planet. She brought the Planeteers to her home, Hope Island to help her in the battle to save Earth.

* BigGood: Though she does rely on others to do her work.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Blue hair and eyes.
* FisherQueen
* GreenAesop
* GoddessOfGood
* HotGoddess
* MasterOfIllusion
* MostCommonSuperPower
* MotherNature
* PhysicalGoddess: When she actually does something useful.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* SadlyMythtaken: How the powerful titaness of the earth from the GreekMythology became an entity that relies on others to do her work. Maybe she's just lazy? In the Myths, Gaia was lazy and she created monsters to do the work. Also in the myths, she could not care less if the humans pollute or destroy the planet.
* SexyMentor
* SilkHidingSteel: Wise and respectable and generally above lying, one time she twisted a FreakyFridayFlip to get a villain's minion to do her bidding even after the minion switched back. On a daily basis, she'd have to be steel willed to put up with the pollution of the villains.
* {{Synchronization}}
* TeamMom
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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'''Kwame'''
->Voiced by: Creator/LeVarBurton

A 16-year-old conservationist from Africa, Kwame is the group's level-headed voice of reason and [[StandardizedLeader de facto leader]]. Kwame's ring was of the element earth, used to create small, localized earthquakes; move rocks in the earth; cause holes or furrows in the earth for planting; create tiny islands by raising rocks from the shallows of the ocean; and turn mud into solid ground.

* BlackAndNerdy: Par for the course when you're played by Creator/LeVarBurton.
* BrainyBrunette
* DishingOutDirt
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic and The Guardian.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Especially elephants.
* GreenAesop
* {{Invocation}}: "(Then) Let our powers combine!"
* JumpedAtTheCall
* TheLeader
* MandatoryLine: In later seasons. There are some episodes where he would only say the {{Invocation}} and then "Earth!"
* NatureLover: Loves to plant trees.
* NiceGuy
* OnlySaneMan: Generally the calmest and most level headed on the team, much like Gi, only without the BewareTheNiceOnes factor.
* SelectiveMagnetism
* StandardizedLeader: Only, in a startling subversion, black and African in a role that almost always seems to go to a white guy.
* TeamDad
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'''Wheeler'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JoeyDedio

A 17-year-old street-wise smart alec from North America, Wheeler probably knows the least about pertaining to the environment but his heart is always in the right place. While he has been known to flirt with other women, he developed feelings for Linka. Wheeler's ring was the element of fire, used to create tiny bolts of lightning or create and direct small fires.

* AbusiveParents: Wheeler's stepfather is the whole reason he left home.
* AudienceSurrogate
* BelligerentSexualTension: He's the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, Linka's the {{Tsundere}}.
* BrooklynRage
* ButtMonkey
* ChickMagnet
* ChivalrousPervert: He may flirt with Linka and ogle her all the time, but he truly respects her and cares about her. In one episode, Linka and him are shrunk down, and Linka has to change her clothes. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Wheeler considers peeking in on her, but changes his mind at the last moment.]]
* CommanderContrarian
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong
* ConflictBall
* CrazyJealousGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: "What's next? Endangered rocks?"
* DistressedDude
* TheDragAlong
* {{Eagleland}}er: Has elements of both Type 1 and Type 2.
* ElementalPowers
** PlayingWithFire
** ShockAndAwe: Of mixed flavor.
* FieryRedhead
* ForgotTheCall: The episode "A Twist of Fate"
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric and The Artisan
* GreenAesop: ... yes, really.
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JumpedAtTheCall
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheLancer
* LeeroyJenkins: Typical of fire elementalists.
* PungeonMaster
* RedHeadedHero
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Ma-Ti's Sensitive Guy.
* SlapSlapKiss: With Linka.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Loser might be a bit of a strong word, but as the only white, American character on the team and a frequent victim of the need for a holder of the StrawmanBall, it's hard not to see him as a stand-in for the sorts of first-world behaviors the show was built to try to change.
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'''Linka'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KathSoucie

A 16-year-old ornithology expert from Eastern Europe, Linka is the team's no-nonsense strategist and computer expert. Linka likes to think logically, and use common sense when on missions, but has developed feelings for the impulsive Wheeler. Linka's ring was the element of wind, used to command it to swirl or gust, or create small tornadoes.

* BelligerentSexualTension: She's the {{Tsundere}}, Wheeler's the JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* TheBigGirl: A rare class 5 example
* BlowYouAway
* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Sometimes
* CaptiveDate: [[spoiler: Becomes this to Hoggish Greedly Junior in one episode.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl
* ChummyCommies
* DamselInDistress
* DefrostingIceQueen
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Mostly sanguine who is also the Rational. Can be the melancholic from time to time, especially to contrast Gi's RousseauWasRight philosophy.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Especially birds, naturally.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Created during the brief rapprochement between Russia and the United States, Linka is one of the precious few unambiguously heroic Russian characters in American media. The evidence suggests she's not actually Russian, or at least her family isn't; she was a Soviet citizen, though. Before the Soviet Union fell, the opening would say "Linka from the Soviet Union", and then after it fell the writers changed it to say "Eastern Europe". The episodes before then weren't changed, and the first episode has her saying to Wheeler, when he mentions that he loves her accent and asks her if she's Russian, she replies "SO-VI-YET!" as close to his face as possible to make it clear. "Now please...go avay"
** Although WordOfGod, Barbara Pyle mentioned that she was indeed, Russian.
* GreenAesop
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: To Wheeler.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* {{Malaproper}}: Linka's grasp on English isn't that good.
* MistakenNationality
--> '''Wheeler''': "Love your accent. You Russian?"\\
'''Linka''': "Soviet!"
* MostCommonSuperPower
* PluckyGirl
* SensualSlavs
* SheCleansUpNicely
* ShesGotLegs: See the OP and you'll know why.
* SlapSlapKiss: With Wheeler.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl to Gi's Tomboy, even though she is still an ActionGirl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Linka is a pretty cool gal, but her [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend "not boyfriend"]] sets her off.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: To Wheeler.

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'''Gi'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JaniceKawaye

A college student of marine biology from Southeast Asia, Gi is skilled in high-tech equipment and, like Linka, is a computer expert. She is very passionate and protective of both ocean life and her friends and family. Gi's ring was the element of water, used to control any water source, creating small squirts to waves and water spouts depending on the size of the source.

* AchillesHeel: She can't make water with her ring, so if there is no water nearby, her power is useless.
* AsianAndNerdy: Though her perfect, unaccented English lessens the impact.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Gi occasionally uses bits of Japanese, has no discernible accent, and has a name that is actually Vietnamese (and a boy's at that).
** WordOfGod says she is based off of a Malaysian environmental lawyer.
* BerserkButton: Crosses over with DoesNotLikeGuns. Threatening her friends is a surefire way to make her UnstoppableRage come out.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She almost drowned a gangster for shooting her friend.
* BoyishShortHair: Though her hair does go to her shoulders in Season 6.
* BrainyBrunette
* TheChick
* CoolBigSis
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: the phlegmatic Idealist
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Especially dolphins.
* GreenAesop
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: The reason why she didn't drown the gangster.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* MakingASplash
* MostCommonSuperPower
* PluckyGirl
* RousseauWasRight: Her philosophy of life.
* SheCleansUpNicely
* ShesGotLegs
* TheSmartGirl
* TeamMom: When Gaia's not around.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Linka's girly girl.
* TomboyishName: Gi is actually a boy's name in Vietnamese.
* UnstoppableRage: When she snaps, she goes directly into this, and it's terrifying.
* WrenchWench: Can be seen fixing the Eco Vehicles now and again.
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'''Ma-Ti'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ScottMenville

A member of the Kayapo Indian tribe in South America, Ma-Ti is the youngest Planeteer at 12. Ma-Ti's ring was the element of heart, which enables him to communicate telepathically with animals, the other Planeteers, and Gaia.

* AchillesInHisTent: Once he refuses to go into a mission because he's too pissed off at his friends and insecure about his own self-worth.
* AllLovingHero
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When he got to meet up with the guy who was apparently to blame for the deaths of his parents.
* DistressedDude
* TheEmpath
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Suchi.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: shown to be in the middle of the Four Temperaments, but is an Idealist, like Gi.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Even before getting his ring.
* GottaGetYourHeadTogether
* GreenAesop
* TheHeart
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: TropeNamer and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* JumpedAtTheCall
* JustAKid: They're all kids, but he's just 12 and feels like he hinders the team sometimes because of it.
* KidAppealCharacter: Ma-Ti technically justified this.
* KidHero: Again, he's much younger than the other planeteers.
* LivingLieDetector
* TheLoad: Self-admitted at some point.
* {{Malaproper}}: Not nearly as bad as Linka.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling
* NiceGuy
* NobleSavage: Taken UpToEleven whenever they visit the Amazon.
* RaisedByGrandparents: While parents are pretty rare in the series, he's specifically mentioned to be an orphan raised by his grandfather.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Wheeler's Manly Man.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal
* TagalongKid: He's younger than the others.
* SpiderSense
* TookALevelInBadass: Captain Planet And The Planeteers issue #3, made famous by WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall, though there are other examples.
* TenderTears
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: TropeNamer and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]].
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'''Suchi'''
->Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker

Ma-Ti's troublesome pet monkey, who he had rescued before he became a Planeteer.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* TeamPet
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Ma-Ti.
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'''Captain Planet'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DavidCoburn

Captain Planet is the result of the Planeteers powers being combined and magnified. He is summoned by the Planeteers as a last resort to save the day. He can use all the Planteers powers and blend them to make more. His weaknesses are various forms of pollution and hate ('''mental''' pollution).

* TheAce
* AllYourColorsCombined
* AllYourPowersCombined: TropeNamer.
* AllergicToEvil: Adolf Hitler's hate was so strong being near it weakened him.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull - "By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!"
* EternalHero
* LargeHam
* IncomingHam:...Yes.
* {{Catchphrase}} - "The Power is Yours."
* ChromeChampion
* ElementalPowers
** AnIcePerson
** BlowYouAway
** DishingOutDirt
** MakingASplash
** PlayingWithFire
** ShockAndAwe
* FlyingBrick
* TheGoodCaptain
* GoodHairEvilHair: His [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green]] mullet, which surprisingly, [[NarmCharm he pulls off.]]
* GreenAesop
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower
* HurricaneOfPuns: Something had to be wrong when he wasn't dishing out lame puns..
* InvincibleHero: He can be hurt by pollution, but in most episodes he literally just appears and fixes everything in two minutes, tops.
* NiceGuy
* PungeonMaster
* SaveTheVillain: Many times, occasionally {{Lampshaded}} and according to Dr. Blight [[AllThereInTheManual "It's in (his) hero's manual!"]]
* SelectiveMagnetism
* UpUpAndAway
* WeaksauceWeakness: Pollution, including (famously) the hate behind Hitler's DeathGlare.

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[[WMG: Eco Villains]]

The Eco Villains are a small group of villains and their subordinates who wreak havoc on the Earth with pollution, wildlife endangerment or shady business dealings. Many of them do this out of short-sighted {{Greed}}, but for others it's never explained besides the fact [[ForTheEvulz that they can]].

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'''Hoggish Greedly'''
->Voiced by: Creator/EdwardAsner

A man resembling a pig who represents the environmental damage caused by the exploitation of natural resources and overconsumption.

* {{Acrofatic}}: His obesity doesn't get in the way of his running speed or endurance, even being able to outrun Ma-Ti in a race.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CorruptHick
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He really does care about his son Junior. When his own actions put Junior in harms way, he works with the Planeteers to fix what he did for his son's sake.]]
* FatBastard
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* MoralityPet: He has a son [[GenerationXerox who is like him]] but not quite evil, and when said son was in danger due to the air pollution Greedly caused, Greedly chose to co-work with the Planeteers rather than let him die.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* PigMan: Not literally.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* StrawmanPolitical: His episodes often revolved around the negative parts of fossil fuel use.
* VillainousGlutton: He eats and litters constantly.
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'''Looten Plunder'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JamesCoburn in 19901992, Creator/EdGilbert in 19931995

A wealthy poacher and greedy businessman who represents the evils of uncontrolled capitalism, unethical business actions, and globalization.

* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins: He got away with cutting down a forest where endangered species live, making him the only villain to defeat the Planeteers.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilCounterpart: To Kwame, as one of the Captain Pollution ring bearers.
* EvilPoacher
* EvilRedhead
* LargeHam
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NGOSuperpower: Not only is he an international arms dealer with access to the latest, fanciest weaponry, in certain episodes he has also boasted [[PrivateMilitaryContractors his own armed forces]] ... including [[TheBattlestar his own supercarrier]].
* NothingCanStopUsNow: In his very first appearance, poaching ivory in [[DarkestAfrica Africa]], he boasts that no one can stop him. Of course, the Planeteers soon show up and summon a certain someone to prove him wrong.
* PetTheDog: Arguably, he's not ''that'' bad in "Bitter Waters" until he realizes what irrigating the desert meant in terms of ecological damage. He ''does'' give a poor reservation money and jobs by irrigating the desert, but does so the wrong way. Later on, when they develop a cleaner source of energy and income, admits they can make just as much using what they have as they can what he gave them.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: However, that doesn't help if you commit a crime on an Indian Reservation.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Implied in "Bitter Waters". Doesn't help if you commit a crime on an Indian reservation.
* SmugSnake: But once or twice he was close to become a MagnificentBastard.
* StrawmanPolitical: An extreme case;
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In "Bitter Waters". He approaches a poor Indian reservation and offers them jobs and money by irrigating the area. A noble goal, but he does so the wrong way.
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'''Sly Sludge'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MartinSheen in 19901992, Creator/JimCummings in 19931995

An unscrupulous waste disposer who represents the harm caused by ignorance and laziness, and the environmental problems caused by waste disposal.

* BaldOfEvil: Almost.
* ButtMonkey: Let's face it- if anything could happen to Sly Sludge, it would. Every episode he's in, he's either comically injured or just plain humiliated.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CutLexLuthorACheck: More than once, he's come up with relatively ingenious ways of handling waste disposal, just not recycling, and is good friends with Dr. Blight, who can create just about anything technological. He never thinks to use any of his resources beyond quick waste dumping scams.
* EvilCounterpart: To Linka, as one of the Captain Pollution ring bearers.
* FatBastard: But not as fat nor as mean as Hoggish Greedly.
* FatIdiot: Most of his plans backfire because he doesn't think about the long-term consequences or the processes involved.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* LazyBum: Many of his waste dumping scams harm the environment because of how short-sighted and hasty they are. As noted above, if he weren't so lazy and short-sighted, he'd probably be able to get rich ''and'' help the public good, with the added benefit of not attracting the Captain's attention.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
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'''Duke Nukem'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DeanStockwell in 19901992, Creator/MauriceLaMarche in 19931995

A radioactive mutant who represents the perils of nuclear power and ozone depletion. Also one of the few enemies on the show to have superpowers like the protagonists.

* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: ...It was a different time. Paranoia at this new-fangled nuclear power business was the prime motive in his creation. Also, the fact that everyone he ever interacts with on the show DOESN'T have super-cancer is part of the license.
* DumbMuscle: In the later episodes, he becomes less articulate and guileful, and his plans for gaining radiation became even more simplistic and bare. If you're feeling charitable, you can chalk it up to his progressing mutation robbing him of his higher brain functions.
* EvilCounterpart: To Wheeler, as one of the Captain Pollution ring bearers.
* ForTheEvulz: ...Kinda? Some episodes, he needs nuclear materials to eat, some episodes he ''could'' just eat human food but ''chooses'' to devour nuclear radiation to grow more powerful, and sometimes he wants to take over the world and turn everyone into a mutant like him.
* ILoveNuclearPower: He requires it to feed... maybe. Maybe he just wants more to fuel his desire to remake humanity in his likeness and transform the world into a wasteland of nuclear power. Depends on the episode, really.
* MadScientist: Supposedly, Duke Nukem became the way he is due to a nuclear experiment, and was once referred to Kwame as "Dr. Duke Nukem."
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil
* PlagueMaster
* PlayingWithFire: '''Poison''' fire, baby.
* RadiationImmuneMutants
* SuperStrength
* VillainSong ''"My name is Duke Nukem/I'm a nuclear shark/I'm hotter than Elvis/and I glow in the dark!"''
* WalkingWasteland
* XRayVision: Hey, it's radiation too!
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'''Verminous Skumm'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JeffGoldblum in 1990, Creator/MauriceLaMarche in 19911995

A part man, part rat creature who represents the evils of poor sanitation, disease, urban decay, and uncontrolled crime.

* CardCarryingVillain
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: He's the leader of the chaotic youth gangs in ''Utopia'' and ''Talkin' Trash'', using this trope in full effect to trick them into trashing their own communities.
* EvilCounterpart: To Gi, as one of the Captain Pollution ring bearers.
* {{Expy}}: He's ''very'' similar to [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Rat King.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Eventually his only reason for doing anything is apparently to destroy the environment or (more often) ruin people's lives for laughs, and he only occasionally mentions ruling the wreckage he intends to leave behind. An entire episode focuses on his efforts to stir up prejudice against an HIV-positive kid just for the hell of it.
* GagNose
* InTheHood
* KnightOfCerebus: The episodes with him as the main villain are normally DarkerAndEdgier. For example, someone actually ''died'' as a direct result of his actions, and it was even a relative of a main character. He's usually focused on hurting people rather than the environment. In his first episode, he creates a cloud of acid rain, not to destroy a forest or something but to ''destroy a city.''
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets a taste of his own medicine at the end of "Mind Pollution".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil
* PlagueMaster
* RodentOfUnusualSize
* YouDirtyRat: He's the leader of an entire race of these. His ultimate goal is to destroy humanity so they can take over the ruins.

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'''Dr. Barbara "Babs" Blight'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MegRyan in 1990, Creator/MaryKayBergman in 19911995

A MadScientist who represents the dangers of uncontrolled technology (specifically dealing with the military-industrial complex) and unethical scientific experimentation.

* AffectionateNickname: "MAL-Baby" for her computer assistant MAL.
* BlondesAreEvil
* CainAndAbel: Has a twin sister named Bambi, who's [[SpoiledSweet her complete opposite]], which also carries onto her [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter]].
* CardCarryingVillain: Though not always.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Many of her experiments seemed to have money in mind, and her business ventures revolved around profitable animal-related tests (Draize testing for cosmetics companies, running a puppy mill).
* CruellaToAnimals: The episode "101 Mutations" proves this in spades.
* TheDarkChick
* EvilCounterpart: To Ma-Ti, as one of the Captain Pollution ring bearers.
* EvilGenius
* [[spoiler: EyeScream: Her hair covers up the burn on her face that also destroyed her eye.]]
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Her machines are guaranteed to fight with laser weaponry.
* TheFashionista
* ForScience
* [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: Considering she takes on Captain Planet and the Planeteers after losing her eye.]]
* HotGirlsAreBitches
* HotScientist: Until you see what's underneath her PeekABangs.
* LaserGuidedKarma: In "Frog Day Afternoon".
* MadScientist
* MaleGaze: Provides it in "Tree of Life."
* MostCommonSuperPower
* MsFanservice
* MuggedForDisguise: Does this to her sister Bambi in one episode.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NerdsAreSexy
* PeekABangs
* PinkMeansFeminine
* RedRightHand: Her haircut covers up [[spoiler: the fact that the entire left side of her face is horrifically burned.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: A rarely rerun episode has her build a time machine, steal some plutonium with her future self, then go back in time ''to sell a nuke to [[ThoseWackyNazis Hitler]]''. If it weren't for YouTube, most people wouldn't even believe the episode exists.
* RichBitch
* ScienceIsBad: When she does it.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* ShesGotLegs: She is shown to have fine legs in "Hollywaste" and "Who's Running the Show."
* SkunkStripe
* TooManyBelts: Downplayed. She wears two belts.
* [[spoiler:TwoFaced: The left side of her face is badly scarred.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sometimes Dr. Blight thinks her actions actually make the environment a nicer place, like when she planned to turn the Sahara into a big garden.
* WhoWearsShortShorts?: Wears a pair of these in "Hollywaste."
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'''Zarm'''
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->Voiced by: [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] in 19901992, Creator/DavidWarner in 1993, Creator/MalcolmMcDowell in 19941995

A former spirit of the Earth, who left Gaia in search of other lands and ended up laying other populous planets to ruin. Represents war and hatred.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of war and hatred.
* BigBad
* CardCarryingVillain
* CompellingVoice
* TheCorrupter
* DivideAndConquer
* EvilCounterpart: To Gaia.
* EvilerThanThou
* ForTheEvulz: Despite the stereotype, the other villains ''generally'' had [[MotiveDecay some kind of motive]] for whatever harm they were doing to the planet. Zarm, on the other hand, was out to foment conflict and destruction (up to and including nuclear wars) just because he hated humans and Earth.
* GodOfEvil
* JackassGenie: Did this in one episode, twisting a naive and oblivious kid's wishes and letting the people of his village do it too until the entire village almost became a wasteland and a warzone.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: One of the ways he operates is to get people to fight each other until they are all dead, like the aliens from the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E22TheMonstersAreDueOnMapleStreet The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street]]".
* LightIsNotGood: In his first appearance, and occasionally thereafter in disguise, he posed as a benevolent spirit of the same kind as Gaia.
* MasterOfIllusion
* PhysicalGod
* PowerOfHate
* SignificantAnagram: Might be a stretch, but "Mars" was the Roman god of war.
* SocialDarwinist
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'''Captain Pollution'''
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->Voiced by: Creator/DavidCoburn

An evil counterpart to Captain Planet that is a result of the combination and magnification of the powers of rings of destructions created by Dr. Blight. He has the powers of super radiation, deforestation, smog, toxics, and hate and consuming and bathing in more pollution makes him bigger and stronger. He is defeated twice by Captain Planet, the latter may have been for good.

* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: After his first appearance.]]
* CardCarryingVillain
* EvilTwin: Was created from the opposites of Captain Planet's elements. As such, he and Planet are both pretty much each others KryptoniteFactor, though Pollution is far more willing to use deadly force than Planet is.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FlyingBrick
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: After his second defeat, which makes him the first and only Captain Planet villain to actually die in the series.]]
* LavaPit: [[spoiler: Meets his end when Captain Planet drops him into one. He's last seen sinking in and apparently dies.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: After coming back to life, he absorbs a great deal of pollution and gets much larger and more monster-like.]]
* PlagueMaster
* WalkingWasteland
* WeaksauceWeakness: Earth, fire, wind, and water. The same things that power up Captain Planet.
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'''The Slaughters'''

A family of poachers led by Mame Slaughter and her son and second-in-command, Stalker Slaughter, represents the dangers of poaching and hunting endangered animals.

* CruellaToAnimals
* EgomaniacHunter
* EvilPoacher
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
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'''Henchmen'''

The various henchmen for the Eco Villains that include Rigger, Greedly's YesMan (well "yep" man); Argos Bleek, a mercenary soldier, and leader of Plunder's private army; Oakey and Dokey, Plunder's two unintelligent lumberjack employees; Ooze, Sludge's whiner sidekick; Tank Flusher III, Sludge's strongman garbage collector; Leadsuit, Nukem's cowardly errand boy; the Rat Pack, Skumm's part man, part rat thugs who eventually dwindle in size into just one rather competent nameless henchman; and MAL, Dr. Blight's evil high-intellectual supercomputer.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Bleek, when he went solo in the episode ''The Predator'' to hunt Basking Sharks, and was a ''very'' competent and effective villain.
* CardCarryingVillain: [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Argos Bleek, Author, Lecturer, Ruthless Terrorist]].
* DarkMistress: Sometimes, it's kind of hard to read Dr. Blight and MAL's interaction as anything ''other'' than a weird romantic relationship.
* TheDragon: Argos Bleek is the most physically intimidating henchman character in the show, and the only one that got his own episode as the villain.
* DumbMuscle: Rigger, Tank Flusher III and the Pinehead Brothers are the most prone to slapstick bumbling and angering their bosses through being idiots.
* FatBastard / FatIdiot: Ooze is even slimier than Sly--and just as dumb.
* HarmlessVillain: Leadsuit and Ooze are never a threat to the Planeteers, if they even encounter them at all, and seem to exist just so their bosses can have somebody to talk to.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Rigger, Ooze and Tank Flusher III.]]
* TheIgor: MAL and Leadsuit, who both work for scientist=type villains. Leadsuit himself became a reference to the original Igor in "The Energy Vampire", after an injury gave him a hunched back.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The Rat Pack.
* SycophanticServant: Rigger, Ooze and Leadsuit. Though Rigger is shown to be as technologically proficient as his boss, Ooze and Leadsuit exist only so that Sly Sludge and Duke Nukem don't end up talking to themselves.
* {{Yes M|an}}en: Rigger, Ooze and Leadsuit.
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