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Dexter Douglas/Freakazoid and Family
- Alliterative Name: Dexter Douglas
- Butt Monkey: He has a Big Brother Bully, no friends, and girls repeatedly turn him down for dates.
- Cursed with Awesome: He wasn't too happy at first about becoming Freakazoid, but once he realized the opportunities (code: impressing girls) his attitude changed.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Displays remarkable enthusiasm and aptitude for working with computers. Has no friends whatsoever.
- Loners Are Freaks: Steff has referred to him as creepy.
- The Unfavourite: Dexter has shades of this, given that he was yelled at for blowing raspberries, yet Duncan could punch him a lot with little consequence.
- Although his parents have admitted they expect him to be rich and successful when he gets older while Duncan will still be living with them. And no one has a problem with this.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Via the phrase "Freak out!"
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: In "The Chip" two-parter and in "Dexter's Date."
- Adorkable: One of the few traits he shares with Dexter.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: "Cosgrove, he's just a normal regular guy just like anyone... NORM ABRAM!"
- Badass: He's super-strong and can outfight almost all of his foes.
- Berserk Button:
- He does not like Jeepers.
- Don't ask him if he wants to be shown anything strange and mystical either. Especially if you're Jeepers.
- Big Damn Heroes: In "Two Against Freak" when his friends are in danger.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's as crazy as they come but he always manages to handily save the day.
- Captain Ersatz: Freakazoid is noticeably similar to the comic book character Madman, which the creator has more or less acknowledged.
- He also has many similarities to DC comics The Creeper, which was one of the original ideas for the show.
- Catch Phrase: "Aw, Nut Bunnies!"
- Chick Magnet: Has a surprising amount of luck with the ladies, atleast until they're exposed to his less appealing traits.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Acts like a doofus most of the time, but is a perfectly capable crimefighter when he gets down to it.
- Deadpan Snarker: Whenever he encounters someone dumber than him.
- Genius Ditz: He has apparently sustained Dexter's ability with computers, as well as all the information on the internet.
- Genre Savvy: "If I know my cartoons - and I do! - I'll be back later on to rescue you from something really horrible!"
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cosgrove.
- Idiot Hero: More of the nutcase variety.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Cosgrove. Roddy Macstew and Professor Jones as well.
- Keet: Very hyperactive superhero.
- Large Ham:
- Leeroy Jenkins: On a mission he'd much rather storm in and break things than go through with one of Roddy's complicated plans.
- Male Gaze: "Hula girls!"
- Manly Tears: "That made water come out of my eyes!"
- Skunk Stripe: Has a single stripe of white in his long black hair.
- Superpowered Alter Ego: Although he and Dexter are more along the lines of split personalities, this trope still applies.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he learns telekinesis. At first he fails utterly and only manages to hit himself in the head with a brick. When he gets angry though, he subconsciously masters the technique and effortlessly thrashes Cave Guy and Cobra Queen in battle. He doesn't use the ability in later episodes, though there were only two episodes left.
- Too Dumb to Live: When Guitierrez wants to know his weakness, Freakazoid not only tells him what it is (a special cage) but helps him build it. In another episode he gets arrested on this charge by the Idiotic Police.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: As a result of getting all the information on the Internet downloaded into his brain. Keep in mind this was BEFORE the Internet was a gigantic pornograpy network.
- Younger Than They Look: He's supposed to be the same age as Dexter (sixteen) but looks like he could be in his twenties.
Mr. Douglas Douglas
- Alliterative Name: It's the same name twice.
- Bumbling Dad: A parody of the stereotypical sitcom father.
- Epic Fail: He once tried to use a camera. Not only was the lense cap on, but he forgot to even put film in the camera.
- Happily Married: With Debbie.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Debbie.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: To his credit he does try to establish some sort of order in his house. His efforts are usually for naught.
- Repetitive Name: Douglas Douglas.
Mrs. Debbie Douglas
- Alliterative Name: Debbie Douglas.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Especially during "Dexter's Date."
- Big Eater: If the pilot episode is anything to go by. She did eat twenty-four pizza rolls in one sitting, and then talked about making sloppy joes."I was peckish."
- Happily Married: Although she's so forcefully cheerful it hints otherwise.
- Housewife: Her character is meant to be a stereotypical 1950's version of this.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Douglas.
- Stepford Smiler: Most likely a Type B, but Type C is hinted at, particularly in commentaries.
- Alliterative Name: Duncan Douglas.
- Big Brother Bully: Picks on Dexter constantly. During one family road trip, he punched Dexter in the arm for 140 miles straight.
- Butt Monkey: When Dexter gets back at him through Freakazoid.
- Jerk Jock: Always wears excersize clothes and is constantly seen lifting weights.
- Man Child: Mrs. Douglas even lampshades how he's probably going to be one for the rest of his life. That, and a Basement-Dweller. Duncan is perfectly okay with this.
- Brave Scot: Often participates in Freakazoids missions, despite not having the same powers aside from the ability to move through the Internet.
- Catchphrase: "Crud!"
- Cassandra Truth: Was the one to discover the flaw in the Pinnacle computer chip , and calculated the effect it would have. When he went to the board of directors with his findings, Armando Gutierrez threw him through a window to keep him silent and prevent a recall.
- Eccentric Mentor: To Freakazoid.
- Man in a Kilt: Naturally, Freakazoid thinks it's a dress.
- Mr. Exposition: Although he's not happy about the role. "I feel like Obi-Wan cruddy Kenobi!"
- The Obi-Wan: Lampshaded. See Mr. Exposition above.
- Secret Keeper: Was the first person to know Freakazoid's secret identity.
Sgt. Mike Cosgrove
- Ascended Extra: According to the audio commentaries, he was only supposed to be in "Dance of Doom" for that one mint scene. Paul Rugg, however, thought it was funny and included it in an episode he was writing. Other writers followed suit until Cosgrove became a regular character.
- Badass Grandpa: Looks to be in his late 50's-early 60's.
- Big Eater: Is often seen eating some junk food or another, usually while hanging out with Freakazoid.
- Big Fun: He's not energetic like most examples, but he loves visiting fun places.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his odd personality and tendency to go off on random adventures with Freakazoid, he's an excellent cop.
- Compelling Voice: Cosgrove's ability to get almost anyone to "Cut it out".
- Cool Old Guy: He'd have to be to share the interests of a teenage superhero
- Catchphrase: "Cut it out!"
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are usually closed, the only exception would be the episode "The Island Of Dr Mystico", where he opens them twice.
- The Comically Serious: Consistently deadpan and subdued. According to the audio commentaries, Ed Asner initially tried to act out his lines, but they instructed him to downplay everything.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Cosgrove's ability to make ANYBODY immediately stop fighting and behave themselves, from common burglars to supervillain mooks. This might not sound too awesome since as a damn good police officer he can command authority...until you find out that he is the only person to have ever made the Warner siblings sit down and behave.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Freakazoid.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Again, with Freakazoid.
- Parental Substitute: He seems to have a sort of fatherly role in Freakazoid's life; he takes him on day trips and is much more genuinely concerned about his well-being than Freakazoid/Dexter's biological parents.
- Perpetual Frowner: Usually looks grumpy, but you can occasionally see him smile.
- Secret Keeper: In "Mission: Freakazoid" it's revealed that he knew all along that Dexter and Freakazoid were the same person. He accidentally reveals this to Steph because he thought she already knew, being Freakazoid's girlfriend.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Professor Jones.
- The Stoic: Nothing seems to phase him.
- Ultimate Job Security: Despite constantly using his police car for trivial reasons and wasting a lot of time going on odd trips with Freakazoid, he's still a well-respected police officer.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Subtle example. Every once in awhile you can spot hints of a hidden mean streak. In "Dance of Doom" she lies to Dexter to get out of being his date to a school dance. She later agrees to a dinner date in "Dexter's Date" but makes him wait six months for it, all the while hoping he'd forget about it.
- In "Mission: Freakazoid" she goes as far as calling Dexter creepy after finding out that he and Freakazoid are the same person. Freakazoid never calls her out on it.
- The Chick: Is the sole female member of Freakazoids group.
- Damsel in Distress: Justified in that she is a teenage girl with no training.
- In-Series Nickname: Steff.
- Loves My Alter Ego: She's not fond of Dexter (see Bitch in Sheep's Clothing above) but she more than happy to be Freakazoid's girlfriend.
- Ms. Fanservice: There was that time she was dressed as a nurse.
- Wrench Wench: She and the Cobra Queen fix an airplane in "The Island of Dr. Mystico."
- Butt Monkey: Is the constant victim of various maladies and abuse.
- British Stuffiness: Has a rather uptight demeanor, as well as Harris' mid-Atlantic accent.
- Drama Queen: Male example.
- Expy: The character of Professor Jones, voiced by Jonathan Harris, is essentially an animated version of Dr. Smith, Harris's character from Lost in Space. The show lampshaded this heavily in his debut episode by having at least 3 different characters asking him if he was on "that show with the robot". This was one of the reasons he was hired.
- Fragile Flower: Will break down weeping or run away screaming in seconds.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Physically modeled off of Harris.
- The Jeeves: Replaced Freakazoids old butler Ingmar.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On occasion. He really shows sympathy for Dexter's family when he goes in to rescue them.
- Lovable Coward: Very much so.
- Say My Name: "FREAKAZOID, YOU NINNY!"
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Frequently.
- Servile Snarker: Constantly.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Cosgrove.
- Replacement Goldfish: He replaces Freakazoid's old butler Ingmar.
- Affably Evil: He's out to control the world and destroy his hated enemy, but that doesn't mean he's not polite and pleasant.
- Arch-Nemesis: To Freakazoid.
- Big Bad: He's the most frequently seen villain.
- Deadpan Snarker: Freakazoid's antics usually bring out his sarcastic side.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Writer John McCann noted that the Lobe was driven by this.
- Evil Genius: Played straight, he's your typical mad scientist.
- Fragile Flower: He has very low self-esteem and has broken down on a few occasions.
- Friendly Enemy: With Freakazoid.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: He and Freakazoid like to exchange presents at Christmas and on birthdays.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He comes up with some fairly good plans, but he's frequently neurotic and easily embarrassed. Freakazoid was once able to defeat him by shaming him for the ridiculousness of a plan (though Freakazoid secretly admitted the plan was actually brilliant).
- My Brain Is Big: Make that My Brain Is My Entire Head.
- Wicked Cultured: His idea of a night on the town is going to a posh restaurant where the staff will perform a musical number with him.
- Affably Evil: Makes polite small-talk with Steff in "Dance of Doom" before roaring in her face.
- Contemporary Caveman: A caveman who has somehow found his way to the present and has the mindset of a modern man. His origins are never explained.
- Deadpan Snarker: "Yes, I've dined at the Green Gourd. You're better off as hostages."
- Genius Bruiser: "I subscribe to the New Yorker!"
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Cobra Queen in the second season.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Cave Guy was a take-off of Jim Backus, specifically echoing Thurston Howell III.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His only clothing is a loincloth and a necklace made of tusks.
- Wicked Cultured: Has a typical New Yorker accent and has refined interests such as fine dining, classical music and literature despite his brutish behavior.
- Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Where her lair is located.
- Action Pet/Cool Pet: Her giant cobras.
- Affably Evil: She's pretty polite to Freakazoid and Steff.
- Friendly Enemy: She accepts decorating advice from Freakazoid (Japanese lanterns for her sewer lair) and casually chats with Steff about dating.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Cave Guy in the second season.
- Wrench Wench: Helps Steff fix a plane in "The Island of Dr. Mystico."
He's now a Discredited Meme, so you can safely say "Candle Jack" without getting caught. Ohh, you deserved that one.
- Affably Evil: A very polite and witty kidnapper.
- Bedsheet Ghost: Well, he wears the sheet at least. Whether or not he's actually a ghost is debateable.
- Creepy Monotone: The only time we hear him raise his voice is when he complains for peanuts being stale.
- The Dreaded: Well, he is the Boogieman. He's even scarier than Sinbad getting another TV show.
- Gone Horribly Right: His debut episode sees him capturing more victims than he knows what to do with.
- Gonna Need More X: He needs more rope from all the kidnappings.
- Light Is Not Good: His most iconic attributes are a candle and his glowing white eyes.
- Nothing Is Scarier: It's never explained where he takes children after they say his name. That doesn't stop them from screaming in terror whenever he shows up.
- His backstory is also a complete blank. Short of being the local Boogieman and his fondness of tying up/kidnapping children, nothing is really known about him.
- They do give a reason: he's a nut.
- His backstory is also a complete blank. Short of being the local Boogieman and his fondness of tying up/kidnapping children, nothing is really known about him.
- Power Floats: Most of his screen-time sees him levitating. Also applies to his rope and the victims he ties up with it, conveniently.
- Speak of the Devil: No matter where you are, no matter what you do, if you say his name, Candle Jack will Hi there..
- Beast Man: Is even described as one in his first appearance. He's basically an anthropomorphic longhorn bull.
- Cool Car: Longhorns rig, Bessie-Mae, which is not only heavily armed, but can also drive underwater. Also applies to the eponymous hot rods from Longhorns debut episode "Hot Rods From Heck".
- Dreadful Musician: He wants to use the funds from his crimes to finance his career as a country musician, but he is a terrible player AND singer.
- Emergency Transformation: Had a surgeon alter him into a bull man to help him avoid the police due to his crime spree.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Was originally a factory worker who turned to petty crime, and eventually transformed himself into a supervillain.
- Giftedly Bad: No one will tell him how bad he is out of fear he'd stomp them with his big hooves. He almost suspects this trope, but his mook talks him out of it.
- Super Strength: Freakazoid states that he has the strength of 10 men.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: It apparently never struck him to melt down the solid gold beavers he ended up with and just sell the gold.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Parodied. He randomly shows up in "Dance of Doom" after the mint scene to demonstrate his watch's power on some beavers. On the audio commentaries, the participants talk about how much they loved throwing something that random into a story.
- Jerkass: Unlike most of the other villains, Jeepers has little to no redeeming qualities.
- Nice Hat: Wide-brimmed.
- Taken for Granite: Jeepers created the Medusa Watch which let him turn people into stone. A previous prototype succeeded in turning beavers into gold.
- The Unfavorite: Freakazoid has a somewhat frienemy-ish relationship with his other villains, but he absolutely LOATHES Jeepers.
- The Un-Reveal: The fate of his Medusa watch.Joe: I know where it is, but I'm not telling.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Unlike most types of mad scientists, Mystico appears to genuinely have some sort of mental imbalance, if his weird behavior is anything to go by.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: If Wendell is indeed his real first name, he hates being called by it.
- Expy: Of Dr Moreau.
- Large Ham: "They called me mad. Insane! WENDELL!!"
- Mad Scientist: Has set up shop on a small island to focus on his research, creating an army of mutated Orangu-Men who all have the face of Leonard Maltin.
- Take Over Cleveland:Cosgrove: Don't you mean the world?
Dr. Mystico: I meant the world, yes. What did I say? Cleveland?
- They Called Me Mad!: See above under Large Ham.
- Tim Curry: His voice actor.
- Who's Laughing Now?: During the dinner scene.
- Affably Evil: A very refined and polite fellow.
- Berserk Button: Don't call him a weenie. "Hero Boy" also shows that Freakazoid's general antics also irritate him after a point.
- Big Bad: The only character other than The Lobe who could be a contender for the title. He appeared less often, but it was always an event when he did.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: In "The Wrath of Guitierrez". To be fair, he was going to eliminate Freakazoid even if he escaped.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Initially.
- Cyborg: Half of his face looks like a computer's mother board in "Hero Boy", due to his Disney Villain Death in "The Wrath of Guitierrez".
- Disney Villain Death: He got better
- Evil Counterpart: Gains powers similar to Freakazoid's in "The Wrath of Guitierrez". Oddly, he returns to (mostly) normal in his next appearance.
- Eye Patch Of Power: Has an eyepatch from his original appearance. He hides the code for the Pinnacle chip glitch behind it while in prison. He no longer has it after half his face becomes cybernetic.
- In the Hood: During "Hero Boy", because half his face is cyberized
- Ink-Suit Actor: To his voice actor, Ricardo Montalban - which means plenty of references to The Wrath Of Khan
- Laugh with Me: And at one point Scream With Me.
- Mad Scientist: In "Hero Boy". He even gets an Igor, Jocko.
- Morton's Fork: He rather enjoys doing this; in "The Wrath of Guitierrez" either Freakazoid remains in the real world and has his powers drained, or he enters the Net where Guitierrez's Death Trap awaits. In "Hero Boy" he does something similar, except Guitierrez was threatening to vaporize Earth instead.
- Never Say "Die": He prefers the term "eliminated".
- You Said You Would Let Them Go: In "The Chip" he says I Lied. In "The Wrath of Guitierrez" he invokes Exact Words instead.
- Out of Focus: Was presumably meant to be a recurring villain on the show, he even appears in the intro, but aside from a brief cameo in Relax O Vision, he never appears in the show itself. He was apparently a model created during the Bruce Timm phase of production.
- The Voiceless: Doesn't have any lines in his single on screen appearance.
- Undead: He's an undead cowboy.
- Alpha Bitch: Very much so.
- Hello, Nurse!: So much so that Freakazoid forgets to call her out for turning down Dexter.
- In-Series Nickname: Val.
- Jerkass: Steff and Jill were at least polite (albeit dishonest) when they turned Dexter down for the dance. Val? Not so much.
- Loves My Alter Ego: She's an absolute bitch to Dexter but is more than happy to make out with Freakazoid.
- Really Gets Around: According to Steff, Val has a history with older guys.
- Temporary Love Interest: For Freakazoid.John McCann: She was Veronica, and she lost.
- Brooklyn Rage: Has the accent and attitude down.
- The Lad-ette: From what little we see of her, this seems to be her characterization.
- Jerkass: To Freakazoid, who had just saved her from a hostage situation.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted and downplayed. She doesn't like either Dexter or Freakazoid but is at least polite to Dexter; Freakazoid, she treats with contempt.
- Oral Fixation: Chews a toothpick while on the phone with Dexter.
- The Ditz: His first appearance is him repeatedly forgetting the message he came to Earth with.
- Expy: Of Ro-Man from the notorious science fiction film The Robot Monster.
- Fat Idiot