Characters: Kickassia

The cast of the That Guy with the Glasses second anniversary special Kickassia.

The Nostalgia Critic

  • Ax-Crazy: He buys 20 tons of dynamite so, in the event of someone trying to usurp him, he can blow up the nation.
  • Big Bad: Is increasingly portrayed as one up until the final episode, where everyone turns against him.
  • Break the Haughty: Once he conquered Molossia,
  • The Caligula: Once he takes over and gets ahold of power, he uses it solely to entertain himself and threaten the lives of others if they do anything to endanger his hold on it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In his fight with Insano.
  • Commissar Cap: Wears one as part of his M. Bison costume.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Starting from the Ma-Ti scene, between his desire to go home where he has his friends and need to keep his position of power.
  • Drunk with Power: After taking over Molossia, he Took a Level in Jerkass and abuses his power, having the rest of the crew to do the hard work in running Kickassia while he himself does nothing but order everyone around.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Invoked. Critic deliberately uses a deeper voice when he's in his N. Bison persona. Film Brain even lampshades this by asking if he doesn't get tired using that voice, to which the Critic admits he does and briefly drops the act.
  • Evil Overlord: His rule
  • Evil Versus Evil: When he fights Dr. Insano
  • Glad I Thought of It: Constantly does this to Phelous.
  • Henpecked Husband: To Chick in their moments of psychotic stabbing at domesticity.
  • Humiliation Conga: The final episode is his.
  • Large Ham
  • Power Floats: Subverted. It seems that the advanced electromagnetic science that he claims allow him to float actually consists of, well:
    Dr. Insano: "You do realise you're just standing on your tippy-toes, don't you?"
  • Shock and Awe: Unexpectedly breaks out this power when battling Insano
  • Sociopathic Hero: Although he's decidedly less of a hero after the takeover.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The reason why Team TGWTG rebels against him. That and the dynamite.
  • Trigger Happy: Comes back to bite him in the ass when he panics and shoots Santa Christ.
  • Villain Protagonist: While it wasn't as obvious in the start, he was a megalomaniac who randomly calls for the invasion of Molossia, and intends to proceed to take over the world afterwards.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Political power, but it still counts. As he settles more into his role as leader, his sanity slips further and further away until he decides to rig Kickassia with 20 tonnes of dynamite.

Kevin Baugh

  • Apple of Discord: He undermines the government of Kickassia by trying to convince various people that they'd be better at being in charge than the Critic.
  • As Himself
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He can do things like use a Teleport Spam and beat up the Critic's army by himself.
  • Badass
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Implied.
  • Commissar Cap: With his usual outfit.
  • The Generalissimo: He dresses like and acts the part.
  • Hero Antagonist: In the end Baugh's role amounts to protecting his home and trying to rightfully get back something that was taken from him.
  • One-Man Army
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Lampshaded repeatedly.
    Nostalgia Critic: All right President Baugh, hand over Molossia and nobody gets hurt.
    Baugh: I'm not the President. I'm Fritz Von Baugh, Minister of Making Things Orderly.
    The Cinema Snob: But... it's so obviously you!
    • In Real Life, he has several other personae, including Paddy O'Baugh, Achmed Al-Baugh, Angus MacBaugh, and Juan de la Baugh, who make up his cabinet.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Does this at several points as he sows discord among the invaders.
  • The Quiet One: In his presidential persona, he has a total of three lines. His alter ego, Fritz von Baugh, Minister of Making Things Orderly, is noticeably more talkative.
  • Split Personality: Debatable. But he seems surprisingly sincere at the end when (under the Fritz Von Baugh personality) he insists that he's not the President even as the group is giving the nation back to him.
  • The Stoic: His expression almost never changes, even under the threat of the invaders. He only smirks when his plans go successfully. Fritz von Baugh, his alter ego, is the same way.
  • Teleport Spam: Uses it to great effect in beating up the various critics.

The Nostalgia Chick

  • The Baroness: Parodied. She calls herself "the Rulenatrix of Kickassia" before her Evil Laugh.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Puts on a nice face, but is planning to murder her way into power.
  • Combat Stilettos: A stiletto heel is her Weapon of Choice.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Critic's not the only one who doesn't realize she's nowhere near as nice as she's pretending to be.
  • The Dragon: She's officially the Vice-President and Number Two after taking over, it can be argued she's something of a Co-Dragon with Film Brain.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: She's the Nostalgia Critic's Number Two and is very obviously trying to overthrow him.
  • Evil Chancellor: Of the Scheming Vice President variety. She spends most of the special trying to off the Nostalgia Critic.
  • Evil Laugh: In part 6, when she attempts to claim Kickassia as her own.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She seems awfully similar to a certain other female Vice President (candidate), doesn't she?
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: And most of her fellow critics seem completely taken in by the act.
  • The Starscream: She spends her career as the Vice President of Kickassia planning to off the Critic, so that she could succeed his position as President.
  • Stepford Smiler: Puts on a smile to disguise her ambitions and increasing frustration that the Critic just won't die.
  • Straw Feminist: She dips into this a little as "Nostalgia Palin", blaming prejudice for why people think she's an idiot.


  • Big "NO!": At MarzGurl's Disney Death.
  • Evil Laugh: In part 6.
  • Face Palm: His reaction to everyone wanting to use Dr. Insano to attack the Critic.
  • FBI Agent: His initial position in the government is as head of the FBI equivalent, and he's quite enamored with stealth and surprise.
  • Flash Step: Does the illusion variety. "As a matter of fact, I'm not even standing in front of you." (appears behind Chris)
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: In his "Patkara" persona.
  • I Don't Like You and You Don't Like Me: To Angry Joe in part 5.
    Linkara: Joe, Joe, Joe, I know we've had our differences in the past...
    Angry Joe: We have?
    Linkara: Yes. I don't like you very much.
    Angry Joe: (sadly) Oh...
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: His tactical mastery comes from having seen the film Patton over a hundred times.
  • The Hero: Subverted. In the videos he made following Kickassia, he portrays himself as one; calling himself "the liberator of Kickassia". Two things, however: first that a Selective Memory is in-character for Linkara, and second, that while technically he helped liberate Kickassia from the Critic, he was still part of a group that invaded Molossia for no reason and took it over from its rightful ruler.
  • Large Ham: He is virtually a Straight Man through most of the story, aside from MarzGurl's near death and when he plays Patton. Then he becomes hammy with a side of ham. (Now with extra ham).
  • Manly Tears: After MarzGurl's Disney Death.
  • Only Sane Man: When it comes to the unleashing of Insano at least. He's the only one who objects to what is obviously a doomed plan. Granted, this is partially just because he'd rather use his own attack plan, but that doesn't make him less right.
    • He's also the earliest objector to the invasion of Molossia, but ends up going along with it.
    • Near the end of part 6, he temporarily seems to abandon his sanity and tries to declare himself ruler of Kickassia.
  • The Smart Guy: He clearly fancies himself as one, trying to set himself up as the Only Sane Man and The Strategist, although by the last episode it's clear that he was evolving into The Evil Genius.
  • The Strategist: Thanks to the power of Patton.


Dr. Insano


The Cinema Snob

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even he thinks playing Michael Bolton music to drive the Critic out of the government house is going too far.
  • Evil Laugh: He gives a hammy laugh after snatching the N. Bison hat and declaring himself the new ruler of Molossia.
  • Genre Savvy: Within seconds of being presented with all the worries the others have about N. Bison, he asks exactly how many of them have been "talking to that Baugh guy," seeing right through Baugh's apparent plot. Subverted in that The Critic really has gone that crazy.
  • Glasses Pull: In the Lock and Load Montage. Then he spins dramatically and puts them back on.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He takes care of Kickassia's economy and gets really worried when it don't live up to the expectations the group has. He tries to report it to the Nostalgia Critic about it but gets ignored, much to his frustration.
  • Non-Action Guy: Is hilariously ineffective invading Molossia, and doesn't even try to resist his arrest and banishment.
  • Oh Crap!: When he sees how crazy Critic has become, and seconds before Film Brain springs a trap on him.
  • Put on a Bus: He was banished in part 4. He returns in part 6, though.
  • The Smart Guy/The Evil Genius: Realized the depth of the problems in Kickassia's government as early as Part 3 and was the only one really trying to do something about it. When he returns from banishment in part 6, he makes sure to take care of the Critic's dynamite first, rather than just rushing in and hoping to be able to kill or disable Critic before he can use it like everyone else.
  • Smug Snake: It's not really played up, but it's there.
    Those with brains usually have power over the brainless.
    • That line in particular also doubles as a Stealth Insult, since most of the cast didn't seem to realize that he meant them.
  • Straight Man: To most of the rest of the cast.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Just see his quote under Smug Snake.

Film Brain

  • Battle Cry: "SYMBOLISM!"
  • Big "NO!": When he realizes that Santa Christ is dead.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: By far the biggest in the cast, in a childish enthusiasm sort of way.
  • Co-Dragons: Although Nostalgia Chick is the Vice-President and official Number Two, it is Film Brain who turns out to be the most loyal to the Critic and winds up acting as his chief enforcer.
  • Costume Copycat: He wears a black jacket and a white shirt, just like the Nostalgia Critic.
  • Keet: Film Brain is always excited with whatever the Critic is planning, and was the only cast member to (initially) show enthusiasm when Critic proposes the whole "invade Molossia" operation.
  • Manchild: Well, he is the youngest of the cast, but still...
  • Yes-Man: He's always trying to impress the Critic, and agrees with everything he says and does. Heel-Face Turn Though he finally betrays the Critic after the latter killed Santa Christ


  • Action Girl: After the takeover was complete, she was put in charge of training the Kickassian army.
  • Disney Death: Parodied in part 2, when she was hit by a missile during the invasion sequence. Despite Linkara's melodramatic reaction towards this, it looks very obvious that she's not dead, but was just disoriented for a brief period after her fall.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: She disciplines her army by punching them, even for the very slightest infraction. She even hits Handsome Tom for being too tall.
  • Ship Tease: With Linkara in part 2, even though it was Played for Laughs.
    Linkara: * cradling MarzGurl after she's hit with a missile* Take comfort in my masculine arms!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dyed blue.

Angry Joe

Handsome Tom

  • Butt Monkey: He doesn't get any speaking role, and he gets made fun of in almost all his appearance. During the invasion planning, 8-bit Mickey intends to use his head as a battering ram (but was denied by the Critic because "it's too soft"), then he gets used as a horse during the actual invasion, and is delegated as the flagpole after they took over the country.
  • Demoted to Extra: He had a prominent role the first anniversary brawl. Here, he barely has a speaking role.
  • Third-Person Person: "This is a sad day for Handsome Tom."
  • Playing a Tree: Or rather, a flagpole. And a horse, too!

8-Bit Mickey

  • Ascended Extra: Has more lines than you'd think, especially considering Tom's lack of importance.
  • Butt Monkey: His role is essentially playing The Runt at the End, and he gets accidentally hit or stepped on numerous times, often with the person doing so being completely unaware of him.
  • Manly Tears: Averted. He full-on breaks down sobbing when Santa Christ dies.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: "And 8-Bit Mickey!"

Jew Wario


  • Barehanded Blade Block: Catches Baugh's sword with his bare hands, before delivering and epic beat down to the latter.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Due to never having been 3-D before. As a result he tends to act in a rather strange and inappropriate manner.
  • Hulking Out: Lee transforms into 3-D when he gets angry, and proceeds to kick ass with this form.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On President Baugh. He later tries to do this to the Critic and is successful for a while, until he experiences his first ever Groin Attack.
  • One-Winged Angel: Goes from his static 2-D form into a Pintsized Powerhouse 3-D form to combat Baugh.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: He's one of the smaller members of the team, but is the best fighter of them all — being the only one to be able to defeat President Baugh singlehandedly.
  • Sense Freak: He has apparently never been 3-D before, and so is completely captivated by sensations like touch and taste.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: His 3-D transformation.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When he confronts Baugh, he delivers the phrase before Hulking Out and defeating the President of Molossia.

Bennett The Sage

  • Artistic License – Biology: He's a bad doctor. Let's leave it at that.
    Bennett The Sage: (after claiming that smoking is beneficial for health, especially for pregnant women) Heh, what do you know? The chart was upside down.
  • Ax-Crazy: He suggested to have the Nostalgia Critic be castrated with a fork, tied to a cactus, and "then play piñata with his entrails".
  • Brick Joke: The reason he deduced that while holding an Uzi, one will not die, apart from Insane Troll Logic, is that in the previous chapter, he survived one of President Baugh's cannon blasts just by ducking while holding an Uzi.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: His rather graphic description of how to kill the Critic makes the cast Double Take when they hear it. Try visualizing it. Disturbing.
  • Mythology Gag: Given the kind of fanfics he reviews, is it any wonder he came out with his disturbing plan to kill the critic?
    • The outtakes have plenty more suggestions like that, including the surprisingly simple I say we kill him.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Apparently, when holding an Uzi, you will not die. Although granted, Sage probably can't find any other explanation for why he is alive after a near miss from President Baugh's cannon.
  • Juggling Loaded Guns: Uses the barrel of his Uzi to wipe away a tear during Cinema Snob's banishment.


  • Companion Cube: Beary.
  • Death Glare: Linkara better not be a Nazi!
  • Funny Foreigner: "What do you mean you can't understand me? I'm French, that's the language of love. If you can't understand me, you can't understand love."
  • The Heart: Slightly more of a moral center than the rest of the crew, see his fury at the prospect of Linkara being a Nazi and how he puts himself into harm's way to try to save Spoony from getting killed by the Critic, while Linkara by contrast is willing to write Spoony off instead of risking the Critic's wrath.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Does this to Spoony. Definitely a parody.

Paw Dugan

  • Ascended Extra: Although still small, compared with his role in the first anniversary Brawl (where he had two lines), his role here is considerably expanded.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Howard Stern and other shock jocks. This is his official role in the Kickassian government.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Suggests playing Michael Bolton music to drive the Critic out of the Government House. This evokes an Even Evil Has Standards reaction from everyone.
  • Genre Savvy: He believes that he's doing the people of Kickassia a favour since, "when people agree with angry show hosts on the radio, it makes them feel better about themselves."

Lord Kat

  • Hilarious Outtakes: Including a bit where he ad-libs how the Kickassian government will make its money from pimping out Benzaie in Vegas.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: It was originally planned for him to have a much larger role, but the commentaries revealed that his part was trimmed down to almost nothing due to his injuries during the first day of shooting.
  • Straight Man: From what little we see and commentary hints, he was possibly going to be one of the straightest characters. For example, while most of the cast was struggling with and climbing over the Insurmountable Waist High Fence, Lord Kat was simply going to take two steps over and go through the gate.

Ma-Ti from Captain Planet

Santa Christ

  • Back from the Dead: He was accidentally killed by N. Bison, but when the Clap Your Hands If You Believe sequence fails, he comes back after three days anyway.
  • Deus ex Machina: After he comes back from the dead, he convinces the TGWTG crew to stop the whole Molossian takeover, and return home.
  • Messianic Archetype: He's Santa Christ.
  • Only Sane Man: And, unlike many other examples in this series, he stays that way through virtue of never being corrupted by any potential gain of power.
  • Team Dad: Hugs Film Brain, gives Nostalgia Chick Othello, and gets the whole group to admit they were wrong to take over Molossia and agree to go back to their online shows.