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Captain Buzz LightyearBuzz Lightyear is the hero of the Galactic Alliance, recipient of just about every known award for heroics, and greatest defender of the galaxy. A seasoned veteran, he knows how to handle most any situation, though sometimes his paranoia and ego can drive people around him a little nuts. But thanks to his smarts, he'll pull through anything the galaxy throws at him and his team.
Voiced by: Tim Allen (in Buzz Lightyear: The Adventure Begins), Patrick Warburton (in all other episodes)note
Tropes associated with Buzz:
- The Ace
- Adorkable Dork Knight/Socially-Awkward Hero
- Asskicking Equals Authority
- Awesome Mc Cool Name
- Badass: He's often considered "the galaxy's greatest hero."
- Big Good: As mentioned above, he's pretty much the Superman of the Galactic Alliance to an extent.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: At least, has major problems doing so.
- Captain Space, Defender of Earth!
- Catch Phrase: "Tooo Infinity, and Beyond!"
- Chick Magnet
- Famed In-Story/Living Legend
- Fearless Fool/I Like Those Odds
- Friend to All Children
- The Good Captain/The Hero/Team Dad
- Heroic Build
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness
- The Kirk
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Large Ham
- Living Legend: Buzz is as legendary in his own universe as Captain Kirk, Anakin Skywalker and the Doctor are in theirs.
- Nice to the Waiter: He was on friendly terms with Booster even back when the latter was a mere janitor.
- Never Bareheaded: Buzz never takes his purple coif off. Ever. Even when he was a child, he wore it.
- No One Gets Left Behind
- Not So Above It All
- One-Man Army
- Properly Paranoid: He frequently accuses Zurg of being behind every possible evil deed, and he's almost always right.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!/Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right
- Token Human
- Weaksauce Weakness: According to an episode involving clones, he's ticklish.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry
Princess Mira NovaHeir to the Tangean throne, Mira grew up under an overprotective and formal system of rule, save for a fling she had in her youth. That all changed when Buzz Lightyear saved her family from enslavement to Zurg. Inspired by him, she joined Star Command as a space ranger, quickly distinguishing herself among the rookies and being Commander Nebula's first pick for Buzz's replacement partner. Though Buzz took a few more partners than just her, she's still a strong and versatile ranger ready to tackle any challenge.
Voiced by: Nicole Sullivan
Tropes associated with Mira:
- The Ace: The very first thing we see her do is beat Buzz's record on the training system.
- Action Girl/Badass Princess
- Awesome McCool Name
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Compressed Hair: Inside her thermal hood.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Fearless Fool
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: The blue-skinned, entirely innocent edition.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Even in space armor.
- Intangible Woman
- Interspecies Romance: With Romac, a Tangean Grounder.
- Kick Chick
- The Lancer/The Chick: To Buzz's The Hero.
- Latex Space Suit
- Long Hair Is Feminine
- Love Hurts
- The McCoy/The Spock: Yes, both, really! To Buzz's The Kirk.
- Missing Mom
- Modest Royalty: From the way she usually acts, one would hardly guess that Mira is actually royalty.
- Only Sane Person/Team Mom
- Puppy-Dog Eyes
- Rebellious Princess: She became a space ranger against her father's wishes.
- Redheaded Heroine
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
Booster Sinclair MunchapperBooster was once a humble farmer until the day Zurg invaded his home. Buzz Lightyear swooped in to help, and together they saved the day. Joining the janitorial staff, and studying to become a full space ranger, the Unimind crisis eventually gave Booster his lifelong dream of being a space ranger right alongside Buzz. While not the brightest or the swiftest, his heart and strength make him a formitable foe for any enemy of Star Command.
Voiced by: Stephen Furst
Tropes associated with Booster:
- Ascended Fanboy: Used to be a janitor at Star Command, who badly wanted to join the Space Rangers.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- The Big Guy: Addressed as such pretty regularly, too.
- Body Horror: His species is biologically hardwired to want to harvest "Bunzels", the crop his family raises. He morphs into a crab-monster when he's unable to.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Comedic Underwear Exposure: Three times in the series ("The Adventure Begins," "Beasts of Karn," and "Millennial Bugs") Booster's underwear has been exposed. He wears Tighty-Whities in two of the three episodes, but in "Millennial Bugs," he wore white Boxer Shorts with little planets on them.
- Gentle Giant: Zurg addressed him as such in "Lost in Time".
- Innocently Insensitive: Booster has had his moments where although he means well, he doesn't always realize the consequences his actions have on others.
- One-Man Army
- Sarcasm-Blind: This happens to him a few times where sarcasm just flies over his head.
Ty: "Oh, would you? I'm sure they can't wait to hear how BUZZ saved me again. Make that call, PLEASE."Booster: "Right away, sir!" (He goes to call Star Command)Ty: (He blinks and does a Face Palm) "Sarcasm is lost on the big one."
- In "Wirewolf", for example, he doesn't pick up on Ty's sarcasm after Buzz saves him from NOS-4-A2.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to XR's Manly Man.
- Shy Finger-Twiddling: Prone to this, when nervous.
- The Call Put Me On Hold: He wanted to be a ranger so badly, he just never managed to pass the exam.
- Turn the Other Cheek
XRThe eXperimental Ranger, XR was created by the LG Ms to serve as Buzz's new partner, since as a robot, he'd be able to be fixed if anything bad happened to him. During his first field mission, he was obliterated by Agent Z, and due to the unimind's theft, when the LG Ms fixed him, there were a few...quirks in his new programming. Nonetheless, he remained committed to his original goal of being a space ranger, and was eventually taken on as part of Team Lightyear.
Voiced by: Larry Miller or Neil Flynn, depending on the episode
Tropes associated with XR:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Played with. XR is a far cry from his original programming to "Watch and Learn", but he still considers himself a space ranger for good.
- Came Back Wrong: Not that his original programming was anything to write home about, being limited to copying Buzz's every word, but the LGMs didn't quite manage to fix him the first time he got smashed, resulting in his current personality.
- Casanova Wannabe: Hits on any female in the vicinity and succeeds about as well as you'd expect.
- The Chew Toy
- Do-Anything Robot
- Fun with Acronyms: The eXperimental Ranger.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Buzz long refused any teammates due to his previous one being "killed". The LGMs created XR because, as a robot, they could easily fix him if he breaks. Naturally, he gets blasted into pieces quite often.
- Iron Butt Monkey
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Pulling Themselves Together
- Robot Buddy
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Booster's Sensitive Guy.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Desperately seeks Commander Nebula's approval and recognition as his "son."
Other Space Rangers
Voiced by: Adam Carolla
Tropes associated with Commander Nebula:
- Badass Grandpa
- Badass Moustache
- A Father to His Men
- Leg Cannon
- Parental Substitute: He signed both XL and XR's work order forms, so both view him as their father—much to his irritation.
- Pen-Pushing President: As the Space Commander, he is forced to constantly do paperwork by his robotic desk.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Suddenly Shouting: Has a habit of doing this.
Voiced by: Phil LaMarr
Tropes associated with Rocket:
- Always Second Best: To a lesser extent compared to Ty
- The Captain: Has his own team of Rangers, which is made of Recurring Background Characters
- The Rival: He feels or wants to be this to Buzz
- Punny Name
Voiced by: Steve Hytner
Tropes associated with Ty:
- Always Second Best
- Deadpan Snarker
- Distressed Dude: His reputation is of constantly being rescued by Buzz.
- Fighting from the Inside: Ty managed to fight off the Wirewolf's instincts twice. Once he stopped himself from harming Buzz, the other was in attacking NOS-4-A-2 in retaliation for trying to harm Buzz.
- Painful Transformation: He often screamed in pain whenever he turned into the Wirewolf.
- Remember the New Guy: He wasn't heard of until Buzz brought him up in a conversation and labeled him as an 'old buddy' from the Space Ranger Academy in "Wirewolf."
- The Resenter
- Unknown Rival: Buzz had no idea how much Ty resented him.
Voiced by: Patrick Warburton
Tropes associated with the LGMs:
- Ditto Aliens: They all look alike. In one episode, they mention the other characters all look alike to them.
- Even Nerds Have Standards: One LGM has odd invention ideas, prompting his fellows to shake their heads and mutter, "Independent thinker."
- Evil Knockoff: Zurg's Grubs, similarly diminutive but minus the Hive Mind.
- Fun with Acronyms: They're Little Green Men.
- Hive Mind: Courtesy of the Unimind. Without it, they get disoriented and off their game.
- Little Green Men
- Mission Control
- OOC Is Serious Business: When the "Independent Thinker" is kidnapped, they demand revenge and to accompany Team Lightyear on the rescue mission.
Evil Emperor Zurg
Voiced by: Wayne Knight
Tropes associated with Zurg:
- Arch-Enemy: To Buzz.
- Badass: He's Buzz's Arch-Enemy, and is just as good a fighter as him.
- Badass Cape: Reaches down to the floor.
- Beware the Silly Ones: As hammy as he can be, Zurg can match Buzz in a fight and his plans frequently endanger the galaxy.
- BFG: If needed, Zurg can whip out the Ion Blaster at a given moment.
- Big Bad: Of the series.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Again, Evil Emperor Zurg.
- Catch Phrase: "CURSE YOU, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!"
- Cold Ham: Occasionally dips into this, usually when he's pissed. And it's pretty terrifying.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Hidden is right, since we never see his face.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Zurg has some very fond memories of his Nana Zurg, who was plenty evil as well.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He forms a very low opinion of Klerm."You know, it's twerps like you that give evil a bad name."
- Evil Overlord: Right there in the name.
- Evil Is Hammy: He's as dramatic as they get.
- Evil Is Petty: Yup. When Buzz was making a final speech, Zurg called up a camera crew to film it.
- Expressive Mask: His Darth Vader-esque mouthpiece moves is as fluid and expressive as an actual mouth, and the eyeholes commonly blink and change expression. It helps make his hammy posturing even more over the top.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: If particularly angry, Zurg's eyes glow a brighter shade of red.
- Eye Beams: Is capable of this.
- The Man Behind the Man: He built NOS-4-A2, had Gravitina attack a planet in her first appearance, reactivated XL, and had his scientists give Torque his power.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Strange Minds Think Alike: At least twice, Buzz's paranoia over Zurg has lead to him making really out there theories about how current events are part of his plot, and Buzz has been proven right.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Has this opinion about his minions. Which, in fairness, is pretty true.
- You Have Failed Me: Lampshaded.Warp: Don't you have a strict "Failure means death" policy?
Zurg: Normally, yes.
Warp Darkmatter/Agent Z
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader
Tropes associated with Warp:
- Artificial Limbs: His right arm was replaced with a robotic Swiss Army Weapon.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Dragon
- Evil Counterpart: His uniform, while dolled up, is shaped and functions just like his old Space Ranger suit. Explicitly laid out in the pilot movie.Agent Z: Bad news. They've sent Lightyear.Zurg: That's why I sent you.
- Evil Former Friend: To Buzz
- Evil Sounds Deep: As Agent Z, his helmet deepened his voice and disguised his identity.
- Face–Heel Turn: From the perspective of both Buzz and the audience.
Warp: Look, Lightyear, I've been on Zurg's payroll since the academy.
- Evil All Along: What he actually was.
- Faking The Death: In the beginning of the pilot. Once he found out about the Unimind, Warp was made a full time member of Zurg's forces.
- Goatee Of Evil
- The Mole: When he worked for Star Command.
- You Are Number Six: Before the reveal of his survival, Warp was dubbed Agent Z. He thought the name was stupid, but Zurg was insistent on it.
Voiced by: Craig Ferguson
Tropes associated with NOS-4-A2:
- Catch Phrase: "Lovely".
- Evil Brit: Despite his voice actor being Scottish.
- Evil Is Hammy: Nowhere near as bad as Zurg, but he has his moments.
- Fangs Are Evil: He's got an impressive set that can even spin like drill bits.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: He possesses retractable bat wings, which are made of red energy.
- High-Class Glass: One of his robotic eyes are made to look like this.
- I'm A Robotarian
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In his final appearance.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He is a robot rather than undead. He feeds off of the energy of other robots and can control machinery he has corrupted. He hates blood, but when a human is in the presence of radioactive moon stone, his bite can turn them into a wirewolf.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A robotic "energy vampire".
- Punny Name: His name is leetspeak spelling for Nosferatu.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Small Name, Big Ego:NOS-4-A2: Zurg led me to believe you were a foe to be reckoned with. He overestimates you.
Buzz: Leave it to Zurg to create a villain more arrogant than himself!
- Unexplained Recovery: He has "died" multiple times but keeps coming back.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He and XL have a Villain Team-Up. But after converting much of the galaxy into Wirewolves, he threatens to consume XL, prompting a Heel–Face Turn on XL's part.
Voiced by: Bobcat Goldthwait
Tropes associated with XL:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The reason why he was deactivated by Star Command. He was violent and crazy from the start.
- Big Brother Bully: To XR, both figuratively and literally.
- Cain and Abel: to XR
- Cardboard Prison: Lampshaded when one of the buttons on his arm is labelled "Break Out of Prison."XR: No wonder he keeps escaping.
- Evil Counterpart: Again, to XR.
- Genius Ditz: He can build some impressive devices and even come up with some impressive plans, but he's otherwise an idiot.
- Heel–Face Turn: After narrowly avoiding betrayal from NOS-4-A2, he ends up returning to Star Command. His body is remade into a robot printer and he acts as a second robot "son" to Commander Nebula, much to Nebula's exasperation.
- Oh Crap!: In "Revenge of the Monsters", when he realizes that he's reaching the point where NOS-4-A2 will no longer need him.
- This Is a Drill: Has a giant, spiked drill in one of his arms.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Like XR, he wants to prove his worth to Commander Nebula, but in an evil "You were wrong about me" way.
Voiced by: Brad Garrett
Tropes associated with Torque:
- Badass Longcoat
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: He ends up in a prison that was attempting to do this. He manages to use the brainwashing device on Buzz to turn him evil. When XR is tasked with fixing Buzz and has trouble reaching him, he uses the device on one of the Torques, giving him Buzz Lightyear's personality and resulting in him saving the day.
- Expendable Clone: One Torque always survives, but it isn't uncommon for the others to get completely disintegrated.
- Expy: For Lobo, whom he shares a voice actor with.
- Extra Eyes: He has five of them.
- Fingerless Gloves: He wears them, as shown in the pic.
- Me's a Crowd: Zurg painfully integrates him with a device that allows him to create copies of himself.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has an extra pair of arms, which he usually hides under his jacket for surprise attacks.
Voiced by: Kerri Kenney-Silver
Tropes associated with Gravitina:
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: After Buzz kept rejecting her, she tried to hook up with Evil Buzz from the Alternate Universe, but he was just using her.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The Gravity Master has a super-huge head, and the powers apparently stem from the head being so big.
- Butter Face: She's a Ms. Fanservice except for her oversized cranium.
- Dating Catwoman: Has an unrequited crush on Buzz Lightyear, and once bestows her powers on him to try and get him to reciprocate.
- Freudian Excuse: Gravitina is a villain because she's been driven mad by people harassing her about her oversized head and involuntary expressions of power.
- Gravity Master: The Mistress of Mass, and all of its attractions. She can control gravity waves, hence the name.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Blue-skinned, actually, and quite attractive if you overlook the grossly oversized, spherical cranium.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Metaphorically phrased her plan to destroy Star Command as this when Buzz said that the "other woman" in his heart was Star Command.
- My Brain Is Big: Gravitina's head is ridiculously round and swollen — it even has its own personal ring to further the resemblance to a planetoid.
- Power Incontinence: Gravitina can't fully control her powers, and has a tendency to accidentally "pick up" things with her natural gravitational field. The negative reactions this engendered, combined with the teasing over her oversized head, are what drove her to villainy.
The President of the Galactic Alliance
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Tropes associated with Crumford Lorak:
Dr. Ozma Furbanna
Voiced by: Linda Hamilton
Tropes associated with Dr. Furbanna:
Voiced by: Paul Rugg
Tropes associated with Ed:
Voiced by: Paul Rugg
Tropes associated with Cosmo:
Voiced by: Kerri Kenney-Silver
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Tropes associated with King Nova:
- Jerkass: At least in the early episodes in which he views all non-Tangeans as inferior creatures, and often expresses open disdain for Mira's "primitive" comrades. He also openly disapproves of her involvement with the Space Rangers.
- Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: Ultimately, he really does love his daughter and wants what's best for her.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: His actions in "Planet Destroyer" and "Supernova" confirm this.