Characters / Dexter's Laboratory

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     Dexter 
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Voiced by: Christine Cavanaugh (seasons 1 and 2), Candi Milo (seasons 3 and 4), Jeff Bennett (his Future Badass self in Ego Trip)

  • Always Someone Better: Proves to be this to Mandark, especially by end of the latter's first appearance. Best shown in "Mandarker" where the two compete in a science fair. Mandark is an inconsolable mess still hung up on his destroyed lab and has to resort to supernatural methods because he can't come up with anything on his own while Dexter effortlessly impresses the judges with one of his "scribbles" and has moved on from being forced to shut down his lab.
  • Animals Hate Him: As seen in an episode when Dee-Dee tries to get him to play outside numerous times and animals constantly beat him up. At the end of the episode, when Dexter is finally able to relax outside, several animals, including a fish, jump out of nowhere onto Dexter in a Big Ball of Violence.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is a tiny, stub-limbed boy genius who spends all his time in his secret laboratory, trying — in vain — to keep his pretty-princess Cloudcuckoolander sister out. Until a monster attacks the city, or aliens invade, or a meteor threatens Earth; then Dexter pulls out one of his giant, anime-inspired robots, super-powered exoskeleton suits, or space ships and kicks ass. He also seems to have learned kung-fu at some point.
  • Berserk Button: Mess with his sister, and you're dead meat.
  • Big Good: In "Ego Trip". Also in any crossovers with other Cartoon Network franchises, he's either this or the de facto Leader including Cartoon Cartoon Fridays and FusionFall.
  • Butt Monkey: Nothing goes right for this kid. Nothing.
  • The Chew Toy: He suffers this greatly in alot of crazy forms. For example, his entire lab is completely destroyed, the earth is destroyed, Dexter is turned into a sandwich, etc. He also gets into big trouble from his mom and dad as well. Especially his backbone-lacking teenage/young adult self in "Ego Trip", who works for Mandark designing cubicles in the future.
  • Child Prodigy: In one episode, he treats a burnt out light bulb as a kid would the death of a beloved pet.
  • Clock King: Dexter once bought an expensive popsicle and paid with pennies. When the ice cream man asked Dexter how long it took him to count the pennies, Dexter correctly answered the question.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Of a sort. Dexter tends to fail spectacularly at any form of physical activity, particularly sports... until the backdrop changes from "sports" to "Deedee let a giant monster out of the wormhole machine." Basically, he's an exaggerated stereotype of nerds are wimps up until science is involved. He can also go from deflecting lasers with his wrench like a Jedi to slap-fighting his rival and somehow manages to be in character both times. Rule of Funny is involved, but still.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially in his interactions with Dee Dee.
  • Depending on the Writer: How smart he is can differ from episode to episode.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Tends not to consider the full ramifications of his inventions and schemes.
    • In "Morning Stretch", he used a time-slowing helmet to turn thirty seconds into thirty minutes, allowing him the time to get ready for school. He failed to realise that the slowed time would prevent him from properly taking a shower or making breakfast, and his homework ignited from friction burn when he tried to finish it.
    • In "Comic Stripper," when he realizes that Mandark is getting his latest Evil Plans from the comic book Mister Misery, he buys every copy of the next book in an effort to beat Mandark at his own game, expecting him to do the same. However, Dexter is caught unprepared when Mandark instead copies the comic book Dangerous Duck. It didn't occur to Dexter that since he bought all of the copies of Mister Misery, Mandark wouldn't be able to get the new issue and copy Mister Misery's moves; Mandark even lampshades it.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's able to time-travel, create robots and build portals to other dimensions, but is utterly incapable of taking care of himself for a single day when his mom is sick. He doesn't know how to cook (having never heard of "flour"), and as for cleaning... Also why would he put buttons and triggers in places Dee-Dee would obviously activates.
  • Extreme Doormat: His early 20's self in Ego Trip is this to Mandark.
  • Eye Glasses: The glasses can change shape depending on expression.
  • Fatal Flaw: Dexter has three that are almost always his downfall:
    • His temper. Dexter proves able to handle Dee Dee effortlessly when he takes a moment to think but he has a Hair-Trigger Temper that makes him default to impulsive action when it gets set off.
    • His pride. Dexter has a very high opinion of himself, disproportionate to his actual competence, which has caused him some major issues. Dee Dee can manipulate him into doing things by implying he isn't as smart as he holds himself to be and if he believes that someone is his superior in ways to deems meaningful then it tends to break Dexter. Badly.
    • His devotion to science. He will sometimes employ convoluted scientific methods to achieve his goals, often overlooking more simple solutions that would be unlikely to blow up in his face.
  • Fiery Redhead: His family is split evenly between this and the Dumb Blonde stereotype; he and his mother are fiery redheads and his sister and dad are happy-go-lucky yellow-haired ditzes.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Dee Dee's foolish.
  • For Science!: Catch Phrase
  • Future Badass: Invoked in the Made-for-TV Movie, Ego Trip, wherein Dexter travels to the future for the primary purpose of seeing what kind of Bad Ass he is. In the dystopian future version of himself, he comes to resemble his hero Action Hank: big, brawny, and bearded (and unlike Hank, he goes bald), and his Mad Scientist pseudo-Germanic accent is replaced by an Arnold impression.
  • Future Loser: This trope is also averted in Dexter's other two future versions, a wimpy office drone and a hilarious old man. The Future Badass version of Dexter exists between the two chronologically. However, we eventually see the former take a level in badass.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Dexter created a lot stuff in the series.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's an egotistical jerk, but undeniably a good person.
  • Grade Skipper: Dexter once went to college. At first, all other students only wanted to party and he refused to join, despite their warnings about getting it out of the system. By the time Dexter proved them right by buckling under the strain, they were the ones who only wanted to study for the upcoming finals. His attempt to make a wild college party happen anyway got him expelled. In another episode, Dexter was considered for grade-skipping but needed to improve his P.E. grades. He cheated his way into victory and ended up becoming Dee Dee's yearmate.
  • Height Angst: In "Ewww, That's Growth", Dexter and his family want to go on a really big rollercoaster, but Dexter is denied due to being too short. The resulting angst drives him to become as tall as possible, eventually allowing him to finally go on the rollercoaster by the end of the episode. This backfires when he becomes so tall that he hits the ceiling at the very end.
  • Herr Doktor: Dexter is a Mad Scientist with a German accent — made more blatant (and funny) since none of his family has any accent or gives any indication they have any German ancestry
  • Identical Grandson: He's a younger version of his grandfather.
  • Idiot Hero: He can time travel and build an underground lab miles long but will go through hell and back to buy ice cream that he could easily make at home.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He's pretty handy with a wrench in matters of melee combat as well as mechanics.
  • Innocent Prodigy: In one episode he sees a repair-man working on the house's electrical system, and after some failed attempts to find out what he's up to using technology, Dexter's Plan C turns out to be to run off to "mommy" and ask her who's the strange man messing around with the fuse box.
  • Insufferable Genius: He can be very arrogant..
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: But he's not a bad person.

     Dee Dee 
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Voiced by: Alison Moore (Season 1 & 3), Kathryn Cressida (Season 2 & 4)

  • Accidental Hero: At the end of Ego Trip, much to the ire of the Dexters.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Sometimes has hints of this- she lacks a lot of social intuition, can't take a hint, seems to be very temperamental, and even her own friends get frustrated by her odd behavior at times.
  • Action Girl: When the situation calls for it.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: She is a pony fancier, as are her cloney best friends. There was the episode where she asked Dexter to turn her into a pony because she liked the My Little Pony expy so much.
  • Annoying Laugh: It sounds like a horse's neighing, only high-pitched.
  • Berserk Button: When Dexter wouldn't listen to her long-winded story about her day, she burst into tears and turned into a giant monster and went on a rampage.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: God help you if you make Dee Dee seriously angry.
  • Big Sister Bully: Her treatment of Dexter has shades of this at times. In one episode, she stole Dexter's money right out of his hands to buy something, and when Dexter asks why she did so, she tells him point-blank, "You're so small and weak that I could!"
  • Big Sister Instinct: Mess with her brother, and you're dead meat.
  • CloudcuckooLander: She is born in Cuckooland. It is especially evident when she tells Dexter her bedtime story while she's sick, mixing a variety of common childhood nursery rhymes and stories.
  • The Cutie: A bubbly, ditzy, lovable little girl who wears pink.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she's not being a ditz, tends to snark.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Gets hit with this pretty bad. How nice or annoying she is varies wildly from episode to episode. In some episodes, she's rather innocent and her destructive tendencies are accidental and due to playful clumsiness. In others, she's far more malicious and intentionally antagonistic.
    • She flip-flops from stupid to a Straight Man for Dexter.
  • The Ditz: The trope namer for "What Does This Button Do?". She often annoys Dexter because of her idiocy.
  • Dreadful Musician: She has an absolutely terrible singing voice. Doesn't stop her, though.
  • Dumb Blonde: A mix of this and CloudcuckooLander...though she has her moments.
  • Dumb Is Good: Much more cheerful and pleasant than Dexter.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Had thick eyebrows and seemed to lack a chin in early episodes.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Dexter's responsible.
  • Genius Ditz: She gives a somewhat accurate description of Gregor Mendel in the Sasquatch episode. She can break through any security measure Dexter comes up with. When she's not wrecking them, can use Dexter's inventions with instant mastery, like a hovercraft Dexter himself crashed or an incredibly complicated giant mech. A subtle moment from the show's opening titles: Dexter frantically presses a button, attempting to turn on a large light, then Dee Dee briefly gives Dexter an aside glance and coy smile and plugs a cord into a nearby socket, causing the light to turn on.
  • Genki Girl: She's an extremely energetic, hyperactive girl.
  • Girlish Pigtails. Blonde gitails.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She loves her dolls.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Whenever Dee Dee meets someone of her own clingy and destructive level, she finds them intolerable and inconsiderate. For example, in the pilot episode, when she finds out that Dexter broke into her room to steal one of her dolls for experiments, she completely loses it and confronts him, while ignoring the fact that she regularly breaks into his lab uninvited and destroys it without a care for Dexter's feelings.
  • Idiot Houdini: Dee Dee always made a huge mess of Dexter's lab through her sheer idiocy, sometimes even causing quite a lot of destruction among others as well, yet she almost never got any repercussion for it. Seasons 3 and 4 were a little better about averting this. Partly because there were fewer episodes that had Dee Dee in the lab but she was a lot more prone to actually getting called out for her antics. It helps that there were times that she actually did try to clean up the messes she made and that she either went down with Dexter or suffered as a result of her own actions.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is definitely naive.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Dee Dee is usually just a playful Genki Girl who wants to play with her little brother. However her notions of fun include playing around with his pretty looking (and somewhat delicate) toys, and no amount of ranting at her to leave him alone ever seems to faze her.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: There are episodes where she gets her comeuppance.
  • Kiddie Kid: Dee Dee is elder to her titular brother, and "Picture Day" episode implies that she is in the sixth grade. This would put Dee Dee's actual age somewhere between ten and twelve, but she tends to behave as if she were younger than Dexter.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: Dee Dee may appear to be a flake, but you do NOT harm her little brother. Or she will kick your ass.
  • Leitmotif: This whimsical, piano piece that plays when she shows up, usually when dancing.note 
  • Like Father, Like Son: Her dad is where she gets her lack of foresight and curiosity.
  • Nice Girl: She's pretty darn sweet and she absolutely adores her little brother. Her destructive tendencies are usually due to clumsiness or carelessness rather than malice, and sometimes it's shown that the reason she's always sneaking into Dexter's laboratory is because she just wants to spend time with her brother.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Pretty much the defining premise of Dee Dee's character.
  • Oblivious to Love: Mandark is in love with her but she seems unaware of it.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Even her parents call her Dee-Dee. It's more a case of One Mario Limit since "Dee Dee" is an actual name.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Every time Dee Dee manages to get into Dexter's lab, she almost always leaves a massive amount of destroyed machinery and inventions in her wake. In Mandark's debut episode, Dexter even used this to his advantage to get back at Mandark.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Along with her two friends, who wear the same clothes as her.
  • Repetitive Name: Dee Dee.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Dexter's Savvy Guy.
  • Spanner in the Works: Especially in Ego Trip, when she wanders through the time portal at the end of the movie, goes "Oooh, what does this button do?", then pushes it and leaves.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves candy.
  • Walking Disaster Area: At least whenever she's in Dexter or Mandark's lab. Or being abducted by aliens. Otherwise she manages to keep the property damage to a minimum.
  • What Does This Button Do?: The Trope Namer. Dee Dee elevated this to an art form, as this would usually be the last thing Dexter would hear before one of his inventions goes awry. She sort of Lampshaded it in the episode where Dexter's trying to sleep:
    Dee Dee: I went into your lab... and, I pushed this button...
    Dexter: Oh, just like the last thousand times?
    Dee Dee: I think it's really serious this time... (cut to self-destruct device counting down)

     Mandark 
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Voiced by: Eddie Deezen
  • Fat Bastard: In the third future of Ego Trip.
  • Flanderization: Became more and more like a stereotypical Evil Genius as time went on. He was just originally portrayed as Dexter's rival and at best, just wanted his lab shut down. Suddenly it went from that to trying to take over the world. To a lesser extent, his crush on Dee-Dee.
  • Freudian Excuse: His parents were people perpetually stuck in the 60's (i.e. hippies) and constantly stifled his scientific curiosity. He tried his best to go along with it, but one chance meeting with Dexter on the day he moved into the neighborhood ended with Dexter laughing in his face. Needless to say that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Played With. He was hinted to have always been born with a negative disposition and his parents really didn't understand him though when they did realized they were denying some of his needs, they left their home and traveled around, eventually settling in Dexter's neighborhood.
  • Harmless Villain: After Villain Decay.
  • Hippie Parents: Turns out Mandark's parents are hippies, and his real name is Susan.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Is head-over-heels in love with Dee Dee, who is unaware... at best.
  • Insufferable Genius: His ego is comparable to Dexter's.
  • The Rival: Dexter's nemesis and rival boy-Genius.
  • Teacher's Pet: Competing for the role with Dexter.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the revival seasons, Mandark becomes significantly more evil, becoming Dexter's enemy rather than his rival.
  • Villain Respect: He hates Dexter, but he still respects him.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Once Mandark replaced Dexter's mom. No one in the family noticed it, until the real mom came by.
  • Villainous Crush: He has a hopeless crush on Dexter's sister Dee Dee.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's (presumably) the same age as Dexter (though it's implied that Dexter has skipped at least one grade), but he's as tall as (if not taller than) Dee-Dee, and could easily pass for a teenager.

     Dad 
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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

  • Abusive Parents: As shown in several episodes, such as "Better off Wet," Dexter's dad can be a bully, embarrassing and pulling childish pranks on his family for his own enjoyment. These often include pushing his family in the pool, and very manipulative behavior.
  • Berserk Button: You can threaten him, you can break his car and he'll just brush it off. But don't ever not-hold a door open for a lady—ESPECIALLY his wife!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Hoo boy - there's his Manipulative Bastard tendancies, for a start. Then there's the times he gets really mad...
  • Bumbling Dad: Both parents are bumbling, though their primary flaw was being clueless to Dexter's Laboratory (and he has a memory erasing gun, so its more like they look stupid by comparison to their supergenius son.) Dexter's father turns out to be a stunt biker when his job is finally revealed (up to then, he left every day dressed for an office job), making him much cooler and more competent than the typical example.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: And when it happens, watch out.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's generally pretty care free and goofy, but he can be surprisingly crafty and manipulative when he wants to, bordering on The Chessmaster. If mom's muffins are involved, watch out!
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted - while he's clearly not as smart as Dexter, he possesses average intelligence, and has moments of genius.
  • Eye Glasses: Like Dexter's glasses, they can change shape depending on expression.
  • Flanderization: Became a Small Name, Big Ego in the later episodes.
  • Happily Married: To Dexter's Mom.
  • Man Child: As seen above, he can be very childish and immature.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's this when he wants to be in "The Muffin King" and "Snowdown".
  • No Name Given: His first name is unknown.

     Mom 
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Voiced by: Kath Soucie

  • Action Mom: Demonstrated in "Mom and Jerry", "World's Greatest Mom" and "A Mom Cartoon".
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her obsession with cleanliness goes beyond what is healthy.
  • Berserk Button: As seen in "Dexter's Rude Removal", the most Mom ever got beyond angry was when the rude clones of Dexter and Deedee not only made a huge mess of her kitchen during a food fight but used profanity as well.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Whenever her Berserk Button is pushed, or her children are threatened.
  • Cute Bruiser: Dexter's mother has shown to be able to fight very well.
  • Ditzy Genius: Like Dexter's dad, she shows frightening proficiency with technology when it comes to battling germs.
  • Fiery Redhead: The family is split evenly between this and the Dumb Blonde stereotype; Dexter and his mother are fiery redheads, his sister and dad are happy-go-lucky yellow-haired ditzes.
  • Flanderization: Her Neat Freak tendencies get played up considerably in the later episodes.
  • Happily Married: To Dexter's Dad.
  • Hartman Hips: The page image. In fact, when Dee Dee gets turned into a duplicate of Mom in one episode, she feels her hips with awe.
  • Housewife: She seemed to have little characterization outside of her housework, though it's implied at least a few times she was much more of a rebel in her youth. Her typical outfit that she wore everywhere even included yellow rubber dishwashing gloves and an apron.
  • Iconic Item: Her yellow rubber gloves. So much so that she feels naked without them.
  • Male Gaze: Cameras don't hesitate to get as many shots from the back as they can. "Better Off Wet" in particular features her in a bikini.
  • Mistaken for Badass: She once "defeated" the reigning snowball champion (Dexter's dad) by playfully chucking a snowball at him. He's been convinced ever since that she has evil snowball powers, which she passed on to Dee-Dee.
  • Neat Freak: The episode "Pslyghtly Psycho" suggests that she is actually germophobic, particularly when her gloves and slippers are removed and she finds herself afraid to even set foot on the carpet barefoot.
  • No Name Given: Her first name is unknown.
  • Redhead In Green: She wears a pale green blouse-shirt with a wide collar, white apron and dark green pants. Also her bikini is green.
  • Skewed Priorities: She favors cleanliness over anything. One episode has her ignoring the fact Dexter had destroyed her entire house over the fact he was clean.
  • Unnamed Parent: She is only called Mom.

Others

     Dial M for Monkey 

Monkey

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Voiced by: Frank Welker

  • The Ace: Monkey In-Universe is the most powerful and respected hero on the planet.
  • Action Pet: When off duty, his personality is similar to Dee Dee's and he is often seen playing with her in the laboratory, but when it is time to save the world Monkey is extremely serious and heroic and risks his very life to ensure the safety of the world and those he loves.
  • Badass Adorable: Monkey is considered to be one of the Dexterverse top superheroes.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Apparently his energy field provides life support for himself and passengers.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: When Huntor's technology completely counteracts Monkey's powers, Monkey defeats the villain using only his skills, brains, and - uh - guerilla tactics.
  • Determinator: In his fight with Rasslor, he kept on being knocked down, and wouldn't give up. Rasslor threw the fight (and decided not to destroy the Earth) because of this.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A monkey named Monkey.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: "Dial M For Monkey" shorts, where one of Dexter's test animals is secretly a super-powered crime fighter.
  • Flying Brick: He can generate an energy field around his body that gives him this set of powers.
  • Heroic Spirit: He can be defeated (with humorous ease in some cases), but he'll never surrender.
  • Interspecies Romance: He is often paired with his sidekick and girlfriend Agent Honeydew on his missions who he cares about deeply and appears to posses a psychic link with her.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Non-romantic example. Dexter admires the super hero Monkey and has no idea that his lab monkey leads a double life. He remains thoroughly unimpressed that his monkey failed to developed super powers.
  • Out of Focus: In the Un-Cancelled seasons. He did get a bizarre Day in the Limelight episode, though.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Monkey is cute both in and out of costume.
  • Secret Identity: As Dexter's lab monkey.
  • Superhero: Considered the world's greatest superhero.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Convinces Simion, another super-simian, to abandon his plan of destroying the Earth in favor of swinging around in a jungle. Not bad for somebody who can only make monkey noises.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Despite having Agent Honeydew as a girlfriend, "A Quackor Cartoon" shows him falling in love with Quackor, and in the later episode "Used Ink", one of the things that he asked for was a girl monkey implying that his relationship with Quackor might be over and he is looking for a new love. However in one of the final episodes of the series "Dexter's Wacky Races", Monkey is shown to be back together with Agent Honeydew. All of this was never explained.

Agent Honeydew

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

  • Action Girl: As part of her agent training, she is a trained fighter who is proficient in firearms.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She has short black hair with curly bangs.
  • Hartman Hips: Agent Honeydew has wide hips. The bodysuit helps!
  • Interspecies Romance: Despite their different species' (and the questionable ethics of this), it appears that Monkey and Honeydew's relationship is very close and romantic, as both are often seen going out on dates when off duty, sharing romantic dinners and Monkey staying over at her house where they apparently bathe together while she grooms him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a sexy spy.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has pale skin and black hair.
  • Spy Catsuit: She wears a violet-blue S.H.I.E.L.D.-style jumpsuit when is in mission.

Quackor the Fowl/Ducky

Voiced by: Frank Welker

  • A Dog Named "Dog": Her real name is Ducky.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Monkey. She is Mandark's pet duck and Monkey's arch-nemesis.
  • Feathered Fiend: An evil duck.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In her second appearance, due to falling in love with Monkey.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: According to the The Powerpuff Girls episode "Bought and Scold", Quackor the Fowl is somehow one of their enemies.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Implied in her second appearance; she and Monkey not only fall in love, but she lays an egg. So she's either a girl or a Mr Seahorse.
  • Punny Name: Quackor the Fowl; "fowl" is a term for both ducks and chickens, while a homonym "foul" means "wicked" or "amoral".
  • Undying Loyalty: Implied to have this for Mandark in her debut episode, seeing as she goes off to destroy Dexter's lab after hearing Mandark mumble about wanting to do so in his sleep.

Simion the Monkey

Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

     Justice Friends 
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Major Glory

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

  • The Cape: Played for laughs - he tries to live up to his heroic principles, but tends toward obliviousness and narrow-mindedness.
  • Captain Patriotic: He even hawks a snack named "Justice Fruit Pies," and periodically recites lyrics or lines from famous American works (such as the national anthem, the Constitution, and the Pledge of Allegiance).
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared after the show was Un-Cancelled, along with the other Justice Friends. Though they did get an appearance in "Dexter's Wacky Races."
  • Compressed Vice: His appearance in the The Powerpuff Girls episode "Members Only" showed he displayed traits of sexist behavior that was never displayed in this show otherwise he wouldn't have made Dee Dee his sidekick nor allow Miss Spell to join the Justice Friends.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He wears dozens of masks to conceal his face.
    "When I say secret identity, I mean secret identity."
  • Eagleland: Type 1 (perhaps)
  • Expressive Mask: His true face is never seen due to it always being concealed by his iconic golden mask.
  • Expy: Captain America with Superman's powers and a personality similar to Space Ghost's.
  • Large Ham: Major Glory takes this Up to Eleven.
  • The Leader: Of the Justice Friends.

Valhallen

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

The Infraggable Krunk

Voiced by: Frank Welker

     Other Characters 

Lisa the Babysitter

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Voiced by: Kath Soucie

  • Hartman Hips: Due to the art style, lots of women in the series have Hartman Hips.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has a slender but curvy figure.
  • Nice Girl: Lisa is shown to be very kind and friendly, and is evidently very good with children, seeing as she's a part-time babysitter.
  • One-Shot Character: She only appears in a very early episode of the series and never shows up again after that. But look up any fanart of her and you'd be surprised at how much of it there is.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is unknown if Jeff and Lisa got back together after Dexter broke them up.

Douglas E. Mordecai III

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Action Hank

Professor Williams

Voiced by: Paul Williams


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