Characters / I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC
The heroes and villains of the randomverse:
- Butt Monkey: The movie segments depict the other characters spiking his milkshakes to create some pretty whacked-out trailers. He eventually lampshades it.
- In the short where Batman argues with the Avengers over their 2012 movies, Spider-Man tries to promote his own, but no one listens to him at all, until he cheers for himself at the very end.
- The Chick: In After Hours.
- Constantly Curious: "Hey Bruce? What's in that pocket? ...And that pocket? ...And that pocket? And that pocket? And that pocket?"
- Deadpan Snarker
- Determinator: Possibly even more so than in his actual comics! It took Batman revealing his past combined with Lance's brainwashing ability to take control of him, and even then the process was severely botched.
- Hero-Worshipper: Towards Batman.
- It's All My Fault: He blames himself heavily for losing Marvel's rights to Transformers as well as the screw-ups his own movies have.
Spider-Man: (sobbing) It's all my fault!
reboot!Spider-Man: (also sobbing) It's all my fault!
Spider-Man: Bruce Campbell should be playing Mysterio!
reboot!Spider-Man: What kind of end-credits Easter egg was that?!
Spider-Man: IT'S ALL MY FAULT!
reboot!Spider-Man: IT'S ALL MY FAULT!
(The two repeat the last line, their voices becoming hilariously inelegant and incomprehensible)
Batman: (facepalming) ...okay, just give it 10% of all you've got, Professor. 10%.
- Red Oni: To Batman.
- Sanity Slippage: He suffers this in the 7-year celebration, realizing that Sony will just keep rebooting him to hold onto the rights while the MCU rakes in billions.
- Trauma Conga Line: Lampshaded by himself in Happy Hour.
- "World of Cardboard" Speech: Which includes his Trauma Conga Line as mentioned above, to point out to the Joker that nothing will break his spirit no matter how hard anyone tries.
- Blue Oni: Blue to the cast.
- Broken Ace: In his own words, he's both an awe-inspiring crimefighter and one of the richest men in the world, yet he has absolutely nothing and can't imagine any future that doesn't involve him being alone.
- Cannot Tell a Joke / The Comically Serious: In all the years Batman has been on the show, he hasn't made a single proper gag.
- Dating Catwoman: Hinted at, as a running gag is the Meow Mix in his utility belt.
- Deadpan Snarker: With more emphasis on the "deadpan".
- Decoy Protagonist: In Zero Hour. With the speed and precision with which he takes control of the situation involving Lance's head, you could be mistaken for believing he's The Hero this time around. Turns out, he's a Supporting Leader.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Informed Loner: Played for laughs in the Sh*t Batman Says video.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: There is the requisite Superman, who Batman refuses to let anyone else call a Boy Scout. The Randomverse adds Spider-Man, who Batman complains about a lot but rescues even more.
- The Lancer & The Smart Guy: To the point where Clark panics when he disappears in After Hours, and everyone panics when Lance randomly teleports him in Happy Hour.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: "I'm Batman!" is his Catch Phrase, and he even says it instead of "I'm a DC" (except one time mistakenly thinking it annoyed Iron Man).
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In "After Hours", Bruce is the first to revert to his World's Finest incarnation, going from grim to mild-mannered and kind mid-sentence. Superman and Spider-Man are incredibly confused.
- Only Sane Man: He is one of the few people that can put up with the antics of Deadpool.
- Supporting Leader: In Zero Hour.
- Team Dad: While Clark treats everyone as an equal part of the team, Batman rescues first and lectures later, particularly Spider-Man (who is the youngest).
- Warrior Poet: Waxes philosophical on the ethics of not revealing Spider-Man's former marriage because it was Spider-Man's choice as a Heroic Sacrifice to forget about it.
- Warrior Therapist: Despite not being mentally sound himself (or possibly because of it), he tends to act as one.
- While defusing a bomb strapped to the Green Goblin's crotch, Bruce attempts to give relationship advice and talk Gobby down from suicidal despair.
- After Tony breaks into Wayne Manor to drown his sorrows after losing to The Dark Knight (in both senses), Bruce helps Tony regain confidence with a training montage set to Eye of the Tiger. Though Bruce is still angry when Tony destroys things.
- Ax-Crazy: Well, it's Deadpool. What did you expect?
- Breakout Character: Introduced to the series in early 2009, but didn't appear in any story videos. As of Zero Hour, he's been promoted to The Lancer.
- Buddy Cop Show: He's the "bad cop" to Rorschach in "Rorschach & Deadpool".
- Fanboy: Of Ryan Reynolds, but it's Played for Laughs.
- Healing Factor: Abused lots.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Although he identifies as a psychopath.
Goblin: Look, we're just a couple of sociopaths - (Deadpool clears throat) - fine, a sociopath and a psychopath.
- Immortality: Rorschach even asks in an annoyed tune about his inability to die.
- Large Ham
- The Lancer: To the Green Goblin in "Zero Hour", and to Rorschach in "Rorschach and Deadpool".
- Medium Awareness: As usual...
- No Fourth Wall: ...Although, it's gradually progressing into this. Everyone already knows they're fictional characters with movies being made about them, but he's the only one aware that he's an action figure in a web series, and comments on the editing, his yellow subtitles and the wait between episodes.
- Odd Couple/Odd Friendship: With Rorschach.
- Power Trio: With Lex Luthor and the Green Goblin, apparently.
- Professional Killer / Psycho for Hire
DP: What? I kill people. It's a perfectly legitimate business.
Goblin: Killing's not legitimate!
DP: (defensively) It's a business.
- Red Oni: To Rorschach.
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Thanks to being able to see past the fourth wall.
- Yuri Fan: Founder of the The Golden Girls Slash Fic fan-site.
Lance M. Donovan
An Original Character
introduced in After Hours
. He's revealed as Lex Luthor's spy early on. Is a douche
. As it turns out, he's a demi-android created through S.H.I.E.L.D. and Cadmus technology; designed to be so realistic that nobody could suspect him of being mechanical. Most of the plots revolve around him in some way. Dude
- ApocalypseDude: In Happy Hour, and Zero Hour.
- Flat Character: His personality consists almost entirely of saying "Dude" and "Dude. Sucks" to passers-by. Invoked by Lex Luthor, as Lance was designed to be the last person anyone would ever want to talk to or suspect of anything intelligent.
- Living MacGuffin: In every season.
- Meaningful Name: As the Nick Furys eventually realise, Lance M. Donovan is a Life Model Decoy, a type of android from the Marvel Universe but enhanced with Project Cadmus technology from the DC Universe.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Verbal Tic: "Dude" and "Dude. Sucks."
Lars M. Dusseldorf
Dubbed "Lance 2.0"
, Lars serves as a replacement for Lance after he is teleported to Apokolips
- Catchphrase and Phrase Catcher:
- Co-Dragons: Seemingly this, alongside Polachi!Joker, to Darkseid.
- Jerkass: Way more of a douche than Lance ever was. Lance was just incredibly uninteresting, while this guy is actively snotty and insulting to everyone around him.
- The Mole: Lex didn't even create him — Lars just made him think he did. He really works for Darkseid.
- Smug Snake
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Dubbed "Euro Lance" by Green Goblin.
- Your Mom:
Luthor: Why did I make you this douchey, again?
Lars: That's funny, your mother asked me the same thing last night.
- Abusive Parents: His relationship with the (as-yet-unseen) Harry consists of them shouting insults at each other from different rooms. The sad thing is that this is a step up from some continuities. Here, it's Played for Laughs.
Fine, it's your room! In fact we'll make it your own country! We'll call it Harrystan! Main import: Daddy's money! Main export: DISAPPOINTMENT!
Thats it, I'm going to Peter's
Norman: Oh, you mean the son I wish I had? TELL HIM TO COME OVER!
- Alternate Character Interpretation: Invoked as it turns out Gobby's differences from his comic book self are actually a plot point. Darkseid considers him a Wild Card because of it; fearing that he may be the only one who can ruin his plans.
- Anti-Villain: Gradually shifts more and more towards a Type IV as the series progresses. He's still kind of a dick but he's more of a really Friendly Enemy / Jerk with a Heart of Gold than a true villain. This becomes a plot-point in Zero Hour (see "Alternate Character Interpretation").
- Berserk Button: Don't diss Willem Dafoe in front of him!
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Breakout Character: Easily the one to get the most attention (along with Deadpool), even receiving his own Character Blog.
- Character Development: He went from being a villainous load to a competent fighter, and eventually the central character of Zero Hour.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: After being drugged up in Happy Hour.
- Enemy Mine: Takes out Lex at the end of Season One because destroying Spider-Man and everything he stands for is his job.
- Fanboy: Of Willem DAFOOOEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
- Faux Affably Evil: Steals and vandalizes, but is so laid-back and cheerful that one can't help liking him anyway.
- Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Goblin Bloggin'.
- Harmless Villain: The only people he's really fought against are Lex Luthor and The Joker and they kinda deserved it.
- Heroic Sacrifice
Goblin: Hey, Spidey! Now THIS you can tell Harry!
- Large Ham
- The Load : Starts out as just a tagalong in Happy Hour, but then gets promoted to The Big Guy.
- The Hero: And in Zero Hour, he's been promoted to this trope... well, the designated one, at least.
- Noble Demon
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Sees himself as this to Spidey, though they barely interact at all in this series.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Lampshaded by Darkseid in Zero Hour #6, where he points out that Goblin's Randomverse personality is significantly deviant from his comic book personality.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The wacky parent to Harry's Only Sane Man.
- Always Someone Better: Despises Lex Luthor for always being a step above himself. Despite this, there are some hints that Luthor's also his Worthy Opponent.
- Body Horror: Aside from the scars, of course: After Polachi!Joker uses Apokoliptian technology on Doom to transform him (along with Venom, Sabretooth, Two-Face and Mr. Freeze) into one of the horrific monsters seen in the future timeline. He gets better, though.
- Enemy Mine: He gives Batman the handlink that ultimately leads to Luthor's defeat.
- Evil Genius: Of course.
- Outgambitted: By Luthor and the Joker during After Hours and then again by Luthor in Zero Hour.
- Worthy Opponent: Possibly Luthor. He does admit that he'll never defeat Lex unless he matches his technology.
- A God Am I: Deconstructed, given that it's all in his head (since in reality he's just a comic book villain). He's still an extremely powerful being in-universe, however.
- Big Bad: In Zero Hour.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crosses this when Deadpool reveals the limited nature of Darkseid's existence.
- Eviler Than Thou: He vaporized The Joker.
- Evil Overlord: Kinda obvious.
- Evil Plan: His is to reveal to the heroes of the multiverse that their existence is meaningless, and their lives can be entirely changed on the whim of the executives if they so desire. Thus, they would lose all will to fight—this is, in Darkseid's eyes, the true Anti-Life Equation.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Eye Beams: The Omega Beams.
- In Their Own Image: The ultimate goal of his evil plan above, to cause a Continuity Reboot in-universe where he is absolute.
- Multiversal Conqueror: It's Darkseid. Did you expect anything less?
- Tomato in the Mirror: He doesn't realise that he's a fictional character. When the Joker gleefully tells him otherwise, he doesn't take it very well.
- The Stinger: His appearance at the very end of Happy Hour.
- Villainous Breakdown: While being revealed as a comic character let him plan out a means of taking over the universe, being revealed as a toy in ItsJustSomeRandomGuy's youtube channel broke him.