Characters / Kickassia
The cast of the That Guy with the Glasses
second anniversary special Kickassia
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Ax-Crazy: Probably more so than anyone in the cast.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a scientist, but completely willing to throw down in a good old fashioned brawl.
- Battle Cry: "SCIENCE!"
- Buffy Speak: "Well, I'm sciencier!"
- Cartoonish Supervillainy: Par for the course when it comes to Insano, really.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder
- Combat Pragmatist: Has no problems using sneak attacks or improvising weapons.
- Continuity Snarl: This series added yet another explanation as to who Dr. Insano is. That didn't stop some trying to piece it all together, though.
- Evil Is Hammy
- Evil Laugh: All the time.
- Evil Versus Evil: When he fights The Nostalgia Critic.
- For Science!!: It's Insano. What did you expect?
- Jekyll & Hyde: The Hyde to Spoony's Jekyll.
- Large Ham: His first appearance includes mad cackling and dramatic lightning. It only goes uphill from there.
- Mad Scientist: Emphasis on "mad" this time around, since he rather surprisingly doesn't use any of his patented gadgets.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Spoony's blue.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: His "can" is Spoony.
- In the Bayeux Tapestry style credits, he can be seen leaping out of the crumpled husk of Spoony's body.
- Shock and Awe: Like in Spoony's own videos, Insano has lightning powers that he can use through thanks to the power of SCIENCE.
- Sociopathic Hero/Psycho for Hire
- Summon Bigger Fish: He was unleashed to fight a Drunk with Power President Nostalgia Critic. Eventually turns out to be a subversion, though, since he ended up not being much help.
- Superpowered Evil Side: He's much more powerful and capable of fighting than Spoony, who is reluctant to unleash him, because, well, he's insane/evil.
- 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.
: * 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.
- Ax-Crazy: Violent, destructive, and willing to go to extremes such as unleashing Insano
- The Big Guy/The Brute: As head of the military and the guy packing all the weaponry.
- Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon
- Firing in the Air a Lot: When the TGWTG crew was charging at Molossia, Angry Joe could is spinning around, firing his guns wildly into the air.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: His violent actions and tendencies are played for laughs.
- Hot-Blooded: Very, very, much so.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: He never hits his mark. Justified, since he prefers to fire into the air, rather than any visible target.
- Large Ham
- More Dakka: Wields two machine guns, and later a bazooka, which he seemingly fires at random.
- No Indoor Voice: Joe delivers almost every of his line by shouting it.
- Offhand Backhand: Accidentally hits 8-Bit Mickey while waving his hand around.
- Violence Is the Only Option: Violence and shooting things are the answer to every possible problem, for him.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer: Tries to use his guns as a solution to every problem. Including the Insurmountable Chain Link Fence:
- 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!
- 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!"
Bennett The Sage
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.