Characters / Bob and George

This is a list of characters and related tropes in the influential webcomic, Bob and George. Unmarked spoilers ahead.

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Main characters

    Mega Man 

The main character before the introduction of Bob and George. A robot created by Dr. Light to be his lab assistant. While not fighting Robot Masters, he is an idiot, as per his secondary function. When carrying out his primary function to fight Robot Masters, he is cunning and intelligent.

    Proto Man 
Mega Man's older brother and the prototype Robot Master. In contrast to Mega Man's stupidity, Proto Man is more or less this comic's version of Batman.

    The Author 
The Author of the comic. An all-powerful being who directly interacts with the characters on many occasions.

  • Author Avatar
  • Author Guest Spot
  • Palette Swap: A purple, helmetless recolor of Mega Man. He thinks the helmet would make him look like a moron.
  • Reality Warper
  • Weirdness Magnet: When he leaves, life returns to normal.
  • Physical God: He is the owner of the comic and later in the comic, Bob even refers to him as "the local god".
  • Restart the World: After his showdown with the Helmeted Author didn't go as planned. They decided on to just use their powers together in unison at each other which destroys the comic and sends George and Proto Man to Chick Bot and Rick O' Shay's comics.

A superhero from the hand-drawn comic world. He has Lightning powers and crippling self-esteem issues. Trapped in the Mega Man universe as part of a ploy to trap Bob there instead. Makes friends with the cast and lives at Dr Light's lab. The entire arc of the comic gives him Character Development, in contrast to the most other characters.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Grew up playing the Mega Man games in his home dimension.
  • Batman Grabs a Gun: It takes the whole comic, but George eventually realizes that shooting Bob with his until-then-unused Arm Cannon is the only way left to stop him. The other reason being he is the only person who can't figure out how to activate it.
  • Berserk Button: Others not liking ice cream.
  • Cain and Abel: With Bob.
  • Code Name: Blitz.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gets really good at this during the events of the comic.
  • Distressed Dude: Captured several times.
  • Forgot I Could Fly: Hangs from Dr Wily's ceiling for months because he forgot he could just use his powers to escape.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His mother is a succubus. Her father is Satan.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: He gets more and creative with his powers as time goes on, even managing to teleport using them in a manner just as effective as Dr. Light's robots.
  • Shock and Awe: He also uses his powers to attack.
    • Chain Lightning: Used by the time of The Attack of Non-Alternate Mynd, he is able to destroy entire armies of mooks by himself.
  • Mundane Utility: Implied given that the end of the comic has him become an electrical engineer (where he could utilize his manipulation or at least knowledge of electricity) or he would've anyway had it not been for the twist.
  • Nice Guy: Albeit a little dim sometimes and very snarky.
  • One-Man Army: Is notable for being one of the only people who can reliably destroy entire armies of ninjas singlehandedly.
  • Palette Swap: A light-blue and gray recolor of The Author with blonde hair. Which itself is a recolor of Mega Man sans helmet.
  • Plot Armor: Invokes this on several occasion, sure a contrived Plot Device will save him.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
    It's called the conservation of energy, bitch!
  • Took a Level in Badass: The reason why he and Bob became characters in the comic due to his mother's Batman Gambit. It works out magnificently.
    • To clarify, when George first appeared in the comic, he wasn't very useful in combat since he couldn't use his suit's blaster. Then he revealed his lightning powers and gradually became one of the most powerful characters in the comic by taking down the Helmeted Author before he assumed his true form, took out N.A.Mynd by fusing with Chadling, stopped X's assimilating everyone and foiled Bob's plans to wipe out the entire comic's universe. This ended with George finally being able to use his blaster and almost used it to kill Bob to stop him for good as a last resort.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ice Cream.

George's younger brother. He was an aspiring supervillian in his home dimension. He initially tries to continue that in the comic, but eventually gets fed up and retires to Acapulco. Until the Author pulls him back in. He doesn't take that very well.

Secondary characters

A robot built by Dr. Wily to defeat Mega Man. He spends most of his time at Dr. Light's lab hanging out with him instead.

    Mega Man X 
Built as Mega Man's replacement, Dr. Light took no chances, wishing to make him the ultimate lab assistant by giving him personality traits that would make him unable to fit in with any other robot. His future self appears as part of several Time Travel arcs.

The ultimate weapon built by Dr Wily, responsible for the Cataclysm that killed the cast of the original games. His future, heroic self appears with X in several Time Travel arcs.

    Dr Light 
The creator of most of the robots and a mean drunk. His lab is the primary setting, inhabited by what he describes as "ungrateful robots" and "freeloaders". And Mike.

Mega Man's sister, a foul-mouthed little spitfire in stark contrast to her depiction in the games.

Originally a Yellow Devil that attempted to kill the cast. After his defeat, Dr. Light rebuilds him with another personality and he participates in several battles in defense of his new friends.

One of Mynd's minions, who can alternate between a Slash Man form and a Purple Devil form.

Mynd's other minion. Mike is human unlike most of the cast.

A robot built by Kalinka, the daughter of Dr. Cossack. Built from such cheap Soviet parts that a single blow from anything kills him.

    The Shadowy Author (Shador) - WARNING: UNMARKED SPOILERS 
A mysterious Author figure in charge of the Rockman universe, as well as several others. Seems to be manipulating events to happen a certain way. In the epilogue, he's revealed to be a future version of the Author from a timeline where the Cataclysm happened and he'd done nothing to stop it.

  • Big Good: The closest this comic ever gets to the trope—and in the end, he helps George stop the Bigger Bad, Helmut.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite working from the shadows and keeping his motivations close to the vest, he's not a bad guy.
  • Fusion Dance: The version of George we see in the end is actually fused with the Shadowy Author, the same way that Bob is fused with the Helmeted Author. The same goes for the version of the Shadowy Author we see in the last couple years of the comic.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: He's trying to avert the Cataclysm in this timeline. He succeeds in the end, thanks to one innocuous bit of dialogue at just the right moment.
  • The Atoner: The motivation behind his actions.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Despite being featured on the cast page's villain section. The Shadowy Author is not actually evil and ends up fusing with George to create a chain of events that ultimately end the comic as well as stopping Bob and saving the entire universe as a result. Even though at the end, It's revealed that the entire comic was all because of George and Bob's mother and even the Author was in on it.


    Dr. Wily 
Dr. Light's rival and the Big Bad of the Mega Man games.

  • Faking Amnesia: Does this after Bass beats him up at the end of the Mega Man 2 story arc. The only person who knows the truth is X, who decides not to tell anyone for the sake of the timeline.
  • Right Behind Me: In a Running Gag, Dr. Wily has a habit of announcing his plans without noticing anyone within earshot.
    Dr. Wily: God Damn It!! How many times are going to do this stupid joke?!?

    Alternate Mynd 
A world conqueror from another universe that Bob visits. He decides to attack the primary Mega Man universe because he's bored.

  • Affably Evil: He's usually pretty civil and polite.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He read the Evil Overlord List.
  • Invincible Villain: He can take out almost any character who has appeared in the comic and is Nigh Invulnerable thanks to his shields. Outside of his first encounter with Bob and then Bob and George using their Ultimate Attack—and a brief moment of Villain Decay when he got bossed around by Batenote —nothing has even come close to stopping or hurting him.
  • So Last Season: When George and Chadling merge to form Charge (in an effort to stop Mynd the way they did Non-Alternate Mynd), Mynd is able to override Chadling, breaking George's Fusion Dance and causing Mynd to merge with Chadling himself.
  • Worthy Opponent: Non-Alternate Mynd.

    Non-Alternate Mynd 
The Mynd from the universe the comic is set in, sent to kill Mike on orders from his master.

    Non-Alternate Mike / Edward The Destroyer (Ninja Ned) 
The Mike of the main universe, except with a different name. The leader of the ninjas in the main universe and N.A.Mynd's master.

  • Affably Evil: Very straight to the point and civil.
  • Bad Boss: He kills a few to keep them in line, but this stops working in the final story arc and lets George fry them.
  • Enemy Mine: He works with the heroes to regain control of his ninja forces.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter: Inverted. When Edward mistakes Mike, his alternate, as a imposter.

     Helmeted Author (Helmut) / Fistandantilus 
An Author from another dimension who the Author was forced to allow into his universe due to union rules, but with heavy restrictions. He seeks to destroy the universe.

  • Bigger Bad: While Bob becomes the Big Bad, the Helmeted Author is a much larger threat and had a huge part in Bob's becoming Big Bad.
  • Big "NO!": When the Author inflicts a Fate Worse than Death on him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He sent the heroes off on a wild goose chase just incase Proto Man survived so he wouldn't have backup.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has the Helmeted Author segments just to show off how snarky he is.
  • I Lied: Sort of. While he is an Author from another universe, removing the helmet doesn't kick him out of the universe like he said it would.
  • Jerkass
  • Oh, Crap!: When George uses the Conservation of Energy against him.
  • Power Limiter: The helmet stops him from using his full powers as an Author.
  • Long Haired Prettyboy: Embodiment of this trope to the point where the Author, himself, refers to Fistandantilus' hair as "bishou hair".
  • Physical God: Being that he is a author. He possesses god-like abilities and what seem to be dark versions of what the Author can normally do. His helmet stopped him from using his matrix-type powers until it was removed by Nate.
  • Restart the World: After the battle with him and the Author didn't go as planned. Both of them agreed to use their powers to destroy the entire comic which forces George and Proto Man to temporarily be sent into Chick Bot and Rick O' Shay's comics.
  • Cuckoolander Commentator: The Helmeted Author Segments. At one point, He even tortured a volunteer named Veemon and killed Cut Man. Who was placed in the demiplane with him. Funnily enough, Cut Man's death leads to Helmut's escape and his role as The Man Behind the Man when he fuses with Bob to further a bet he made with The Author.