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.

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.

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.


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

  • Civillain: By the fourth game, he lost interest in world domination and is trying to get on with his life. Fate, however, always gets him involved somehow.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: The reenactment of the first game went Off the Rails towards the end when he realised that with his old resources restored, he could easily Take Over the World, and attmepts to kill the Author.
  • 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.
  • 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—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.

    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.

    Helmeted Author 
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.
  • 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.