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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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.
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 of the comic. An all-powerful being who directly interacts with the characters on many occasions.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dr. Light's rival and the Big Bad
of the Mega Man games.
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.
- Badass: He can take out the entire cast with no difficulty outside of Bob and George.
- 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, nothing has even come close to stopping or hurting him.
- Worthy Opponent: Non-Alternate Mynd.
The Mynd from the universe the comic is set in, sent to kill Mike on orders from his master.
Edward the Destroyer
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.
- Badass: He's a ninja leader and he was able to cause some real trouble for Bob.
- 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.
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.
- Badass: He's an Author.
- 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.
- 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.