Characters / Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
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    Clarence Francis "Kick" Buttowski 

  • Acrofatic: He's definitely not as huge as his friend Gunther, but he is drawn pudgy. Yet, he does manage some amazing stunts and maneuvers.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Well, Awesome McCool Nickname.
  • Badass Adorable: He is a little boy who is around 10 years old, but he is also a really good skater.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Jackie's Betty and Kendall's Veronica, as well as the Betty to Kendall's Archie and Ronaldo's Veronica.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: There a few episodes that show that Kick is actually smart. In "Morning Rush", he did a months worth of homework in one night. He also has an innate grasp of the angles and forces involved in all of his stunts, even if he may not fully realize that those are actually math.
  • Butt-Monkey: Becomes a regular gag in Season 2.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Biscuits", when things look ominous or after a mishap.
    • One point, he says "biscuits with gravy" after the last part of chain of negative revelations.
  • Cool Helmet: and we never see him without it
  • Determinator: when he has in mind an objective, he'll try anything to reach it.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Both Kick's mother and Kick's grandfather (though we're not sure if it's maternal or paternal grandfather) were both daredevils in their youth as well. And despite the parental grumping about being careful, they're both proud of Kick.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Gunther.
  • I Call It "Vera": His skateboard is named Ol' Blue, and his BMX bike, Bonecrusher. And anyone who lives in Mellowbrook would probably attest that although these are sports equipment, they are weaponized when Kick uses them.
  • Identical Grandson: Kick looks exactly like his grandpa did when he was younger. Right down to not having a nose.
  • Made of Iron: No matter the bone-shattering flubs from his stunts, he's always up in a short time.
  • Manly Tears / Not So Stoic: As an occasional response to positive emotions.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: he turns EVERYTHING into a stunt show.
  • The Napoleon: For example, he's embarassed to be seen buying clothes in a kids' store with his mother.
  • The Noseless: Lampshaded in "Wade Against the Machine" and "Garage Banned".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Downplayed, but almost nobody calls him "Clarence", he is only known as "Kick" by most.
  • The Quiet One: He's not very quiet as anyone thinks, but his voice does sound quiet.
  • The Stoic: Usually he gives a snarky comment at best.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He is around 10 years old and happens to be quite short in stature, but he has a quite deep and adult-sounding voice.

    Gunther Magnusson 
Voiced by: Matt L. Jones

    Brad Buttowski 
Voiced by: Danny Cooksey

  • Casanova Wannabe: He is constantly trying to pick up chicks and usually fails miserably.
  • Catchphrase: "Yeah, Brad!"
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Despite hinted intentions, Brad genuinely cares for and respects pretty much all of the girls he flirts with.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He appears to be a jerk most of the time, but when he's in love, he's the nicest guy on the planet. He also has quite a few nice moments on his own.
    • In "Dead Man's Roller Coaster", he becomes hysterical with guilt after leaving Kick and Gunther alone in the woods at night, and even brings his two goons to help him look for them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: usually, it ends bad for him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He has always been a jerk, but he seemed more hostile towards his dad in "The Basement".

    Brianna Buttowski 
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being bratty, she loves her brother Kick.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: "Stay Cool" double subverts it. She and Kick accidentally destroy the air conditioner and try to keep it a secret. It looks like Kick alone is going to suffer in the end, but Brianna unknowingly loses her suitcase while leaving on a bus for a trip.
  • Parental Favoritism: She's her mother's favorite, hands down. At least she thinks so until Honey reveals it's actually Kick. To Brianna's rage.
  • Spoiled Brat: Her parents spoil her and she tends to be a bit of a jerk.

    Kendall Perkins 
Voiced by: Emily Osment

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Straight A student and class president, she tends to be bossy and dismissive towards other people.
  • The Ace: In "Pinch Sitter", she shows she can sleep, clean, and do algebra at the same time.
  • Badass Bookworm: Turns out to be this in “Stuck Together”.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kick.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Her favorite food is tuna surprise.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Jackie's Betty for Kick's Archie, as well as the Archie for Kick's Betty and Ronaldo's Veronica.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde to Jackie's Brunette and Scarlet's Redhead.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: In "Snowpocalypse!" she even had her dad make a call to keep the school open on a snow day.
  • First-Name Basis: She's the only one to consistently call Kick by his real name.
  • Gasshole: A closet case example, but quite proud of it in private.
  • Hidden Depths: "Hand in Hand" shows that Kendall is not only perfectly capable of keeping up with Kick in stunts, but is just a flatulent as Gunther.
  • Hollywood Nerd: She is quite pretty for a nerd.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be an annoying girl on her first episodes, but after, we saw she is not that bad.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She tends to team with Kick in some episodes.
  • Missing Mom: Her mom never appears on the show and her dad appears to be raising her as a single parent—but Word of God explains that Kendall's mother is in fact still around, but apparently just lives in another city (possibly meaning that Kendall's parents are divorced).
  • Nerds Love Tough Schoolwork: It was the snow day episode that sealed it.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Kendall is technically cheating on Ronaldo with Kick, with her multiple moments of flirting with and kissing him while still officially dating Ronaldo. It's mostly not portrayed as a bad thing, however, since earlier episodes established that it's Kick she's always had her eye on.

Voiced by: Eric Christian Olsen

  • Basement-Dweller: Until "Live-in-Wade", he lived in his stepmother's basement. Of course, she lived in a trailer, so her "basement" was just a ditch she parked over. Wade didn't seem to mind.
  • Blinding Bangs: When not wearing a hat.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: "Wade Against The Machine" shows he wouldn't have any trouble advancing up the corporate ladder (precisely because he's so fun-loving), but he has much more fun at his regular job than in an office.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: He has a knit cap that covers up his eyes.
  • Fun Personified: Kick and Gunther think of him as this.
  • Hidden Eyes: His eyes are usually hidden by his hat or hair.
  • Nice Guy: He comes across as a pretty cool guy.
  • The Slacker: He is shown to be quite lazy.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Turns out he's not so much fun to have as a house guest as shown in "Live-In Wade". Not for Kick, anyway. Ironically, having him as a house guest made the rest of the Buttowski family think of him as Fun Personified.

    "Wacky" Jackie Wackerman 
Voiced by: Maria Bamford

  • Tagalong Kid: when you are a Stalker with a Crush.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Kick had intended to prank her at her birthday party for botching one of his stunts. When he sees that no one else showed up, though, he feels bad for her and throws her a memorable party.
  • Yandere: Sometimes falls into this.

    Mr. Vickle 
Voiced by: John DiMaggio

    Mrs. Chicarelli 
Voiced by: Mindy Sterling

  • Jerkass: She is nothing but a jerk to everyone around her.

    Mrs. Fitzpatrick 
Voiced by: Roz Ryan

    Magnus and Helga 
Voiced by: Clancy Brown (Magnus); April Winchell (Helga)

Gunther’s parents
  • Badass Beard: Magnus sports one.
  • Compressed Hair: Exaggerated in "Sleepover" when one of Gunther's mom's pigtails is undone and it fills the entire house.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Magnus keeps oars in his car in case of traffic jams. Which isn't half as crazy as the fact that it actually works.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Helga.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Helga.
  • Large Ham: they're vikings after all.
  • No Indoor Voice: Magnus.
  • Norse by Norsewest: Their country of origin.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Magnus wears warrior kilts. And fish diapers, apparently. Don’t ask.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • Magnus. After what he put his son through in "Free Gunther", it's hard to like him at all.
    • Helga as well. Their relationship is probably on the verge of collapsing after how she yelled at Magnus at the end of "Free Gunther" about how she doesn't have enough attention paid to her by her husband.
      • Brad's Room is proof of how Magnus and Harold aren't really close friends, if at all.

    Mouth (Christopher) 

Voiced by: Simon Helberg

  • Love Makes You Dumb: When Kendall is involved, his intellect tends to take a hike. Kick has used this to his advantage more than once.

    Scarlet Rosetti 
Voiced by: Alyssa Milano

    Cousin Kyle 
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Never My Fault: In his first episode, he tells Kick that Gunther says he's sorry for ruining one of his stunts when he was the one who ruined it.

    Harold and Honey Buttowski 
Voiced by: Brian Stepanek (Harold); Kari Wahlgren (Honey)

  • Action Mom: Honey used to be quite the daredevil herself and she's still got it as shown in "Kickin' Genes".
  • The Big Guy / Bumbling Dad: Harold.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Honey ended her career as a speedboat stunt-woman because she tore her tendanacious ligamental flexor. Kick encourages her to try again years later, but the injury flares up at a plot appropriate moment.
  • Hartman Hips: Honey.
  • I Call It "Vera": They named their cars Monique and Antonio respectively.
  • Parents as People: Sometimes Doting Parent, sometimes Parental Neglect.
  • The Smart Girl: Honey again.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • Honey again. Her marriage with Harold is on the verge of collapsing as well, after seeing some scenes of her talking down to Harold, especially in "Brad's Room". And that's not the only time...
    • Harold's not off the hook either after refusing to help rebuild his son's room in "Brad's Room".

    Horace and Pansie 
Voiced by: Greg Cipes (Horace); Harland Williams (Pansie)

  • Big Brother Bully: Pansie is Mouth's older brother and treats him the way Brad treats Kick.
  • Hidden Eyes: Horace has long hair, while Pansie wears 3-D glasses.
  • Jerkass: Understandable since they're both Brad's flunkies.

    Gordon Gibble 
Voiced by: Will Forte

Kick's greatest rival when it comes to stunt biking.

    The DiPazzi Twins 
Voiced by: Sandro Corsaro

Gordon's mooks
  • Early-Bird Cameo: They made a brief appearance in an episode that aired before Gordie’s first appearance.
  • I Owe You My Life: Kick saves their lives in "Meathead Justice" and feel indebted to him, so they abandon Gordon for him. Their help is extremely questionable, so Kick tries to find a way to make them go away.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: One of them is cross-eyed.

    Hush and Razz 
Voiced by: Tony Hawk (Hush); Ken Hudson Campbell (Razz)

    Grandpa Buttowski 
Voiced by: Ed O'Neill (as an adult), Charlie Schlatter (as a child in flashback)

  • Generation Xerox: As a child, he looks like Kick, pulls off complicated stunts, and has an obsessive fan.
  • The Noseless: Averted with his older self; played straight with his younger self. It's lampshaded.

Voiced by: Emmanuelle Chriqui

Alternative Title(s): Kick Buttowski