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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: He is frequently shown as being the best at whatever he does.
- Awesome McCoolname: It's hard to deny that his name is kickass.
- Badass Normal: He's a normal person from what we can assume and is still one of the most formidable members of the Galactic Alliance.
- 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!: He's often considered "the galaxy's greatest hero."
- Catch Phrase: "Tooo Infinity, and Beyond!"
- Famed In-Story: Even in-universe, he is praised for his heroics.
- Heroic Build: He has a large chest and is physically fit.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's a good guy with a huge chin.
- Living Legend: Buzz is as legendary in his own universe as Captain Kirk, Luke 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.
- Properly Paranoid: He frequently accuses Zurg of being behind every possible evil deed, and he's almost always right.
- Token Human: His teammates are two aliens and a robot. From what can be seen, he's most likely human.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cosmic chili. He's shown in episodes like "Rescue Mission" and "At Large on a Small Planet" to be devouring this food.
- Weaksauce Weakness: According to an episode involving clones, he's ticklish.
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.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Her name is also badass.
- Compressed Hair: Inside her thermal hood.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: The blue-skinned, entirely innocent edition.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Even in space armor.
- Intangible Man: Like all Tangeans, she can phase through solid objects.
- Interspecies Romance: With Romac, a Tangean Grounder.
- Modest Royalty: From the way she usually acts, one would hardly guess that Mira is actually royalty.
- Only Sane Man: She is frequently portrayed as the most sensible of the group.
- Rebellious Princess: She became a space ranger against her father's wishes.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A princess who helps others as a member of the Galactic Alliance.
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 formidable foe for any enemy of Star Command.
Voiced by: Stephen Furst
Tropes associated with Booster:
- Almighty Janitor: Was literally (The Janitor part) one during "The Adventure Begins" who proved his worth fighting along side Buzz, Mira and XR before becoming an actual Ranger himself.
- Ascended Fanboy: Used to be a janitor at Star Command, who badly wanted to join the Space Rangers.
- 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: He's big, cheerful, and packs a punch.
- 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.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Booster Sinclair Munchapper. Lampshaded by Mira and XR in the episode "Root of Evil"Mira: Sinclair?XR: I'm still getting used to Munchapper.Booster: At least I have a last name, XR!
- Gentle Giant: Zurg addressed him as such in "Lost in Time".
- Immune to Mind Control: During "The Taking of PC-7", Booster was not affected by the Universal Personality Adjuster Torque put on him after stealing it from PC-7's warden. Subverted at first, as Booster contacts Buzz and Mira to announce that he has sided with Torque, he is holding the Warden, and the Galactic President as hostages, and he calls Buzz "Buzz-Boy". Double Subverted and Justified when he tells his team that the personality portion of his mind is not in his head, and that he was faking alteration to get Torque off guard.
- Innocently Insensitive: Booster has had his moments where although he means well, he doesn't always realize the consequences his actions have on others.
- 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.
- 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.
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: The amount of abuse that gets dished onto him is hard to believe.
- Do-Anything Robot: He has a lot of gadgets built into him.
- 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: He often gets damaged, but can be easily repaired.
- Pulling Themselves Together: He sometimes has to reattach body parts after losing them.
- Robot Buddy: A robot who pals around with the rest of the group.
- "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 Moustache: He has a big moustache.
- Leg Cannon: His peg leg fires laser blasts.
- 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.
- 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 extras.
- The Rival: He feels or wants to be this to Buzz
Voiced by: Steve Hytner
Tropes associated with Ty:
- Always Second Best: He resents Buzz for being better than him at everything.
- 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."
- 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: What do you think "LGM" stands for?
- O.O.C. 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: He is Buzz Lightyear's main enemy.
- 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: He is the central villain 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: His eyes are red and he's a bad guy.
- 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 in NOS-4-A2's debut episode.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.
- Beard of Evil: He has a goatee.
- Deadpan Snarker: He often makes sarcastic quips, most notably about Buzz being surprised by his betrayal.
- The Dragon: He is frequently Zurg's main minion.
- 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: He used to be Buzz's partner. Subverted in that he wasn't really on Buzz's side to begin with.
- 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, he's a Space Ranger gone bad.
Warp: Look, Lightyear, I've been on Zurg's payroll since the academy.
- Evil All Along: It's eventually revealed that he worked for Zurg the whole time.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: As lampshaded by Warp himself, it's rather appropriate that someone with the surname of DARKmatter is a villain.
- The Mole: When he worked for Star Command.
- You Are Number 6: 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.
- 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.
- 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: He's a villain with red eyes.
- 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. Since he is XR's prototype, they're basically brothers.
- 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: He's essentially an evil 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: He wears a long coat.
- 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. In the end, Buzz ends up being the one to save her, resulting in her hoping he can act more naughty in the future.
- 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
Voiced by: Roz Ryan
Tropes associated with the President of the Galactic Alliance:
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She has a tendency to shout and can be overbearing at times, but is generally a fair-minded and intelligent leader.
- Sassy Black Woman: Well, actually green, but the principal is the same.
Voiced by: Jon Favreau
Tropes associated with Crumford Lorak:
- Con Man: He likes to trick people out of their money. One notable example is in "The Return of XL", where he tricks XR into giving him money for the whereabouts of the Fixer and calls him a "sucker" after doing so.
- Gonk: He is one butt-ugly alien.
- The Informant: He's typically the one our heroes turn to when they need information about illegal activities and criminals that have gone into hiding.
Dr. Ozma Furbanna
Voiced by: Linda Hamilton
Tropes associated with Dr. Furbanna:
- Action Girl: She can hold her own against any danger.
- Animal Wrongs Group. A one person version of this. Her desire to study endangered dangerous animals on Karn superseded any desire to help others since, in her own words, she's not a "people" person. She tries to help Zurg rebirth an entire species of invulnerable galaxy-destroying acid-spewing bugs simply because they are close to extinction and she wants to protect them.
- Hartman Hips: She has wide hips.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She often sported a look of absolute joy and ecstasy as she talked about or commented on the habits of horrific creatures she was interested in.
- Not Good with People: Type 2. She cares about even the deadliest of predators, but tends to come off as being callously indifferent when sapient beings are in danger.
- Opposites Attract: With Buzz. Buzz has feelings for her even though her intentions of preserving the ecosystem at all costs clashes with his desire to save anyone in danger.
- Powered Armor: She uses an armored suit to survive in the jungle.
Voiced by: Paul Rugg
The proprietor of the diner that Team Lightyear frequents.
- Supreme Chef: At the very least, it's amazing how he can fix up multiple customer's orders all at once.
Voiced by: Paul Rugg
A courier who has the uncanny ability to track down Buzz Lightyear and deliver his packages to him.
- Unstoppable Mailman: No matter where the client may be, whether in space or on Tradeworld, Ed will find them and give them their packages.
Voiced by: John O'HurleyRuler of Tangea, and Mira's father.
Tropes associated with King Nova:
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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. But 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.
Voiced by: Mitchell Whitfield
Tropes associated with Norbert Klerm:
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He runs a company called Comp U Klerm and is often obsessed with wiping out Star Command.
- Evil Redhead: He has red hair and isn't very nice.
- Pragmatic Villainy: In "The Main Event", he prevents Zurg from easily killing Buzz not because he doesn't want Buzz to lose, but because he doesn't like fights that end too quickly.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He tends to behave very childishly and often indulges in juvenile taunting.