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Voiced by: Jeff BennettThe main protagonist, as the name of the series suggests. He frequently tries to hit on chicks, but to no success throughout the course of the series. Check out his page.
- Acrofatic: If the beginning to the "Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood" movie is to be believed. Yes, you read that right.
- Amazon Chaser: The whole "Vendela is a superheroine" thing certainly didn't make her less attractive to Johnny. Shown as early as the What A Cartoon shorts. Most specifically "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women".
- Barrier Maiden: In the It's a Wonderful Plot episode, while the world is generally better off, they gloss over one thing he actually does that benefits everyone; without him to have a Precocious Crush on, Suzie becomes a terrorist.
- Berserk Button: Don't touch his glasses, just don't.
- Butt-Monkey: He is rejected by almost every woman he meets.
- Casanova Wannabe: There's no denying that Johnny is attractive, but his personality and sadly unenlightened attitude towards women tends to cause roughly 90% of the women he meets to instantly reject him. The remaining 10% either reject him by the end of the episode or have revealed some flaw that makes them undesirable.
Johnny: This won't end well.
- "Right. What did I say?" Johnny almost always says this when he mistakes one or more characters as someone/something they're not... in a typical Johnny fashion.
- When bad things happen:
- Also, "Whoa, mama!" and "Wiggy!"
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He trains so much that he can smash rocks with his head.
- Cool Shades: He never removes his shades, and if they do come off, hie eyes are never revealed."My glasses! I can't be seen without my glasses!"
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments, mainly towards Carl.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Johnny can almost never win the affections of any girl. Suzy is an exception (but she's too young for him), and one Spy Fiction spoof ends with him actually getting kissed by a female agent.
- Disappeared Dad: His dad is never seen or mentioned once throughout the whole series.
- Dumbass Has a Point: Every now and then Johnny would get it.
- Dumb Blonde: A rare male version, the first one in fact.
- Dumb Muscle: Despite his constant stupidity, he makes up for it with his strength, though he does get beat down by others who are twice as small at times.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's an obnoxious narcissist, but loves his mother.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- He'll only date you if you're an adult woman, not a kid. Sorry, that means you, Suzy.
- He doesn't like to lie.
- Fascinating Eyebrow: Johnny raises his all the time.
- Flanderization: A major example. In the earlier episodes and the pilot, Johnny was just incredibly cocky, socially inept, reckless and actually somewhat competent in martial arts - also, while certainly not an Einstein-level genius, he possessed average intelligence. Seasons after, however, made him stupid, immature, misogynistic and buff without any benefit. To elaborate, in the later seasons, Johnny, for all his bulk, is repeatedly humiliated by 6-year-old boys and girls, whereas in the pilot, he effortlessly mauled a CROCODILE. Oddly, in the last season, this was reversed completely.
- Hairstyle Inertia: A flashback showed Johnny's trademark hair even as a baby.
- Handsome Lech: The entire series is based around handsome, muscular Johnny trying, and failing, to get a girl every episode.
- Hidden Depths: It's implied in Freudian Dip by Johnny himself through role-playing that beneath his macho act he's actually afraid to genuinely love and pushes close friends away, while also being quite lonely and having problems with intimacy. He also admits he often dissolves in panic because of this.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: This is the case in "Johnny B. Badd," where he wants to sing with Suzy's band, but is so terrible that Pops has to cut his mike before they can perform.
- Hunk: Despite having the looks, he repulses women because he's full of himself and kind of a boor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not so bad, really, but you need an extreme amount of tolerance to find out why.
- Ladykiller in Love: Very rarely, but Johnny did, in a Scooby-Doo crossover (or at least a Cartoon Network bumper), fall hard for Velma.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He will hit on any attractive woman he meets and he is almost always rejected with a few exceptions.
- Man Child: He lives with his mother and has the tendency to throw a fit like a spoiled child.
- Momma's Boy: The only girl who actually does love him is his momma.
- Narcissist: He is very full of himself, constantly checking mirrors and flexing in front of women.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: When he gets beat up by anyone else, he would often say "Watch the hair".
- No Mouth: Whenever he isn't speaking.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: According to the creators, Johnny does in fact get girls. But it is always offscreen, because if we see him succeeding then it ruins the joke.
- Paper Tiger: Johnny is a pretty muscular-looking guy, but he's always getting beaten up by the women with whom he flirts.
- Protagonist Title: Johnny Bravo
- Screams Like a Little Girl: His voice is pretty deep, but he's pretty good at giving girlish screams when he's scared.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Carl's Sensitive Guy.
- Small Name, Big Ego: His defining trait.
- Straw Misogynist: Turned into this in later seasons. He had his misogynistic moments as early as "Red Faced in the White House," where he says he thought women didn't really like to vote.
- Strong as They Need to Be: At times he can smash rocks with his head. At others, he loses to a kid.
- This Loser Is You: Doesn't get the girl? Check. Still lives with his mother? Check. The main Butt-Monkey? Check.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Johnny obviously wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer when he first appeared, but you can tell later episodes played up his idiocy and immaturity more and more. Averted in the last season.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Justified. We only see him training upper body.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Depending on how he's portrayed.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In one episode, he was afraid of a monster in his closet, and his fear prompted Suzy to act as his therapist.
Voiced by: Brenda VaccaroJohnny's dear sweet mother who would do anything for her baby and vice versa.
- Action Mom: She can play this trope whenever necessary.
- Alliterative Name: Bunny Bravo
- Cool Old Lady: An old, nice woman.
- Cool Shades: Johnny obviously gets this from his mom.
- Glamorous Single Mother: Implied, due to Johnny's father never been shown or mentioned.
- Hartman Hips: Is her hips wide.
- Mama Bear: To Johnny.
Voiced by: Mae WhitmanThe "annoying little neighbor girl" who has a secret crush on Johnny and likes to play with him and is also frequent source of Johnny's frustration.
- Abhorrent Admirer: She's the only girl who actually has a crush on Johnny.
- A Day in the Limelight: In "The Great Bunny Book Ban."
- Fiery Redhead: Averted.
- Flat Character: Especially in Season 4, where it seems like the only angle to Suzie anymore is being the cute little girl character, and nothing else.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Sort of. Despite the series multiple Parental Bonuses and the premise of the show, they still have to make it for kids, so they threw in little Suzy, since kids love other kids showing people who's boss.
- Nice Girl: She's a kind and sweet girl.
- Parental Abandonment: Has anyone ever seen her parents? She's always hanging out with Bunny.
- Precocious Crush: On Johnny, though later episodes seem to have phased that out.
- Surrounded by Idiots: As part of her Character Development in Seasons 2 and 3, especially if Carl and Johnny are around her and something goes wrong. Sadly, this is phased out in Season 4 (see Flat Character above.)
- Tagalong Kid: To Johnny's adventures.
Voiced by: Tom KennyA nerd who insists that he and Johnny are total best friends, much to Johnny's disappointment.
- Alliterative Name: Carl Chryniszzswics
- Ambiguously Bi: He seems a little too attached to Johnny and even ruins his chances with women a few times, presumably because he wants him to himself. However he did fall in love with a girl in "To Helga And Back" with the titular character, and by the end of the episode they're a couple.
- Butt-Monkey: Bad stuff happens to him a lot.
- Captain Crash: Anytime Carl gets into a car, it will not end well.
- Catch-Phrase: "Johnny, no!" Usually after Johnny does something stupid with one of his experiments or inventions.
- The Chew Toy: In the last season.
- Demoted to Extra: In the last season, though he fared better than Pops.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Johnnyís Manly Man.
- Vocal Evolution: It took a little while for Tom Kenny to find Carl's voice (No Pun Intended); in earlier episodes, Carl tends to sound like a nasally version of Dog before growing into his nerdy SpongeBob-esque voice.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Carl frequently dresses like a woman.
Voiced by: Larry DrakeThe owner of the local diner that Johnny enjoys for an odd reason.
- Adults Are Useless: He often gives tips and advice to Johnny; however, his advice often turns out to be useless, sometimes provoking trouble for Johnny.
- Demoted to Extra: In the final season.
- Honest John's Dealership: Occasionally heís honest about his food, itís just really gross.
- I Ate WHAT?!: Pretty much all the food.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Pops has used Johnny for his get rich quick schemes a number of times, he has played the friendly father-like figure for him. He has shown hints of friendship since he saved him from trouble several times.
- Large Ham: Some of his April Fool's pranks really wouldn't work on anyone but Johnny.Pops: You're an awfully good sport, considering YOUR FACE IS MELTING!!
- Lethal Chef: His diner's chili is made from rather suspicious ingredients and he serves food made from many animals, such as possums, pandas, cougars, seals, horses, and bald eagles.
- Modern Major General: Captaining a ship, taking photos, fitting in at a high society party, being a freak show barker; Pops seems to be able to do nearly anything except make food that doesn't violate public health codes.
- Parental Abandonment: Quite possibly. He claims to have left home when he was three and never looked back.
- Parental Substitute: A sort of father to Johnny.
Voiced by: Cody DorkinA boy who lives in the jungle, and is considered its prized jewel.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He appeared in several episodes in the first season, but disappeared afterwards. Not even the Van Partible-helmed fourth season featured him.
- Expy: Of Tarzan
- Loin Cloth: He is an expy of Tarzan, after all.
- Nature Hero: He lives in the jungle with anthropomorphic animals.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is a little boy with Super Strength.
Voiced by: Brian TochiJohnny's Japanese martial arts instructor.
- Grumpy Old Man: Not necessarily grumpy all the time, just when he's around Johnny.
Voiced by: Pat MusickA boy who goes to school with and has a crush on Little Suzy.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Little Suzy.
- Unfortunate Names: Who names their kid "Smelly"?
A crazy old man who seems to be stuck in the Old West, and in every appearence he seems to be after gold in all the wrong places.
A very large hungry grizzly bear out to get Johnny. He lives in a cave with various sorts of clocks. He calls himself the master of time.
Voiced by: Sheetal ShethA woman introduced in the hour long special Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood. Sumi quickly fell for Johnny, and is quite possibly his only potential love interest. Not that he has a problem with that or anything.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: In one of her appearances.Johnny: Mama?Bunny: Well who did you expect? A Bollywood babe all tied up in a bow?Doorbell rings revealing Sumi in a bikini wrapped in a bowJohnny: Not now Sumi, I've got mommy issues.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: She is this to Johnny, being the only girl that actually returns his affections.
A Supervillain with an obsession for candy, chocolate, and all things sweet. He appears intended as a foil when Johnny tries to be a superhero but proves to be surprisingly dangerous for such a hammy silly villain, especially against someone as strong as johnny
- Acrofatic: To be expected. This doesn't seem to slow him down in the least
- Death by Irony: An accidental deluge by Johnny reveals that Sweet Cheeks had been made of candy (and just as soluble) all along.
- I'm Melting!: When Johnny accidentally hoses him down, Sweet Cheeks begins dissolving and bubbling, eventually seeping away into only a few tiny puddles. His gloves and boots at first seem to be the only things left, but then melt away all the same.
- Monster Clown: Sweet Cheeks mostly looks like an ordinary person dressed as a clown without makeup. Definitely not someone you want at birthday parties though.
- Reality Ensues: When Johnny stands in his way or otherwise challenges him, the hammy but otherwise unintimidating Sweet Cheeks wastes no time with supervillain shenanigans and simply beats Johnny up badly. Despite his odd target of theft and silly appearance, Sweet Cheeks is still a professional criminal and extremely dangerous.