Characters / Megamind

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Voiced by: Will Ferrell

The villain of the story, but protagonist of the movie. He was sent from his dying homeworld as a baby, and landed in an Earth prison.

    Metro Man
Voiced by: Brad Pitt

Megamind's rival, also sent from his dying homeworld as a baby. The difference is, he landed in a rich home.
  • The Ace: Incredible powers, handsome, beloved by everyone, and good hair.
  • Alliterative Name: Metro Man. Later Music Manman.
  • The Atoner: Metro Man seems to regret how much of a jerk he was to Megamind when they were children, and as evidenced by his faith that Megamind was meant to be a hero, understands that he had a hand in making Megamind originally see himself as a villain.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: In their childhood, Metro Man would frequently act like a Smug Super jerk to Megamind.
  • Broken Ace: Despite being the beloved hero and his amazing superpowers, he realized that he was pushed into the role of hero like Megamind was to being a villain. Using his superspeed to slow time relative to himself, he goes to clear his mind, ended up reading some self-help books, and then faked his death so he could retire.
  • The Cape: Wears an actual cape and is the good guy.
  • Captain Ersatz: He's almost a carbon copy of Superman. More specifically the Superdickery and seemingly limitless power-level makes him one for Silver Age Superman.
  • Chick Magnet: Many of ladies go ga-ga over him.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Nothing can hurt him, except for copper. Or so it seems.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Had Metro Man not been such a jerk (along with the other kids and teacher) to Megamind in their childhood, the latter wouldn't have decided he was "supposed to be the bad guy".
  • Disappeared Dad: In a weird reversal, Metro Man's adoptive parents are hinted to be very uninterested (his father doesn't even look up from his newspaper when he's flying as a baby), while Megamind's adoptive "parents" (the prison inmates) treat him warmly like family, despite teaching him Family Unfriendly Aesops.
  • Dreadful Musician: ~I have eyes/That can see/Right through leeeeeeaaaaad!~
  • Enemy Mine: Subverted. Even when Hal threatens the city, Metroman refuses to help.
  • Faking the Dead: His 'corpse' was just a classroom skeleton he wrapped in his cape and tossed at Megamind's lair.
  • Flying Brick: Superhuman strength with the ability to fly.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Megamind. He's even called him "buddy".
  • Genius Bruiser: Played with. In the Prequel comic, Megamind makes their rivalry out as Brains vs. Brawn. Yet his flashback shows that he's not the Dumb Muscle Megamind indicated he was; but even so, his scenes as Music Man seem to hint that he can still be bit of a ditz.
  • Heroic Build: Is a superhero with a ridiculously buff physique.
  • Heroic Fatigue: A variation. He wasn't sick of helping people, but felt like he never had a true choice in the matter and decided to retire by faking his death.
  • Human Alien: Like Megamind, he's also from a far away planet. Unlike Megamind, aside from the ridiculously buff physique, he looks pretty much human.
  • Hunk: A huge superhero with handsome features.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He's tired of being the Hero just because it's expected of him, so he fakes his death and goes into hiding so he can be left alone to do his own thing.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A Smug Super who used to bully Megamind before really getting to know him. However, he does care for the citizens of Metro City and is genuinely proud of Megamind becoming Metro City's new defender.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Has one big jaw for his crime fighting.
  • Last of His Kind: Like Megamind, Metroman is (presumably given the reference, though we never actually see his homeworld destroyed) the last of his alien species.
  • Light Is Good: Wears all white, in contrast with Megamind's black ensemble.
  • Man in White: Invoked to initially lessen sympathy for Metroman and emphasize his supposed perfection. It makes his emotional depth all the more surprising, as he initially seemed to be a simple, shallow Smug Super.
  • No Name Given: He has no secret identity. This turns out to be part of his problem.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Roxanne. She confirms they were never anything more than just friends.
  • Peek-A-Boo Corpse: Turns out to be fake.
  • Platonic Life Partners: The press assumed he was sweet on Roxanne, but he's not her type.
  • Punch Clock Hero: Fought evil because it was the only thing he knew how to do. Eventually he opts out.
  • Retired Badass: Officially gives up his life as a superhero.
  • The Rival: Megamind has viewed him as this since they were young boys.
  • Slave to PR: He's the person society wants him to be, not the person he wants to be.
  • Smug Super: Started off as one. He grew out of it.
  • So Proud of You: A hidden Metro Man to Megamind, though the latter never hears it. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • Starting a New Life: He pretends to be vaporized so he can pursue a... erm... "music" career.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's revealed to be a Type A as a superhero.
  • Stripped to the Bone: Supposedly.
  • Super Speed: See his Time Stands Still section.
  • Super Strength: Can smash through anything without so much as a scratch.
  • Superdickery: The reason the trailers portrays him as a Smug Super.
  • Time Stands Still: Revealed to be one his powers.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He went from bullying Megamind in their childhood to genuinely being proud of him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: According to himself, his weakness is copper. Turns out, he was lying. What his real weakness is, if he has any, is anyone's guess.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Roxanne calls him out for intentionally leaving Metro City at the hands of a supervillain. However, he knows Megamind better than anybody and figured that the city wouldn't be in any serious danger.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Believes this of Megamind.

    Roxanne Ritchi
Voiced by: Tina Fey

Megamind's standard kidnapping victim, and a tv news reporter.

    Hal Stewart/Titan/"Tighten"
Voiced by: Jonah Hill

Roxanne's cameraman.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Roxanne.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Deconstructed. As a regular human he secretly despises Metro Man because he thinks Roxanne is in love with him. When he gets superpowers he abuses them trying to impress Roxanne and, when rejected, goes on a selfish, childish rampage.
  • Ax-Crazy: Whenever he gets angry- special note goes to when he discovers Megamind's deception.
  • Beneath the Mask: Titan's not nearly as heroic as Megamind hoped he would be.
  • Beware the Superman: Uses his newfound powers to take over the city.
  • Being Good Sucks: He decides that being good has no immediate or long-term benefits despite the tremendous amount of work he's required to put in after being rejected by Roxanne.
  • Big Bad: While Megamind is responsible for giving him his destructive power, Titan is the one who chose to use them for his own psychopathic amusement.
  • Big Bad Slippage: Was nothing overtly malevolent before getting his powers, was creepily going after Roxanne after getting his powers, and was a threat after Roxanne rejected his advances.
  • Butt Monkey: Gets the most physical slapstick in the movie.
  • Captain Ersatz: Hal is Jimmy Olsen with the caveat that he has always hated Superman, and when he becomes Titan, he takes on aspects of Superboy-Prime.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "This town isn't big enough for two supervillains." Unlike Megamind, he doesn't wear it like a flag and only because of his anger of not getting what he wanted does he accept the villainous title.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Initially, but turns Chaotic Evil and Selfish Evil after Roxannne explicitly states that she doesn't want to be with him.
  • The Ditz: Hal's also the dumbest in the story.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Averted when he decides that he is entitled to have Roxanne.
  • Drunk with Power: Not long after getting his powers, Hal decides that he'd rather use them for his own gain, rather than take on the responsibility of protecting the city.
  • Entitled to Have You: "You're supposed to be with ME!"
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: One of the things he cites as a reason to beat Megamind when attacking Megamind after finding out that 'Space Dad' was Megamind in disguise is that Megamind lied to Space Stepmom, so Hal can consider the feelings of others, sometimes. It also shows that Hal isn't the smartest, but that's not really news at that point.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is this to both Megamind and Metroman.
    • With Megamind: Physically, Megamind is skinnier and Hal is fatter (muscular after getting Metro Man's powers), and the former is brilliant and the latter seems to have below average intelligence. Both of them have strong romantic feelings for Roxanne, but she genuinely comes to like Megamind because he's a good man, and when she's angry at his deception and doesn't want to see him again, he respects her wishes; Hal's reaction to not getting her affections is to destroy Metro City and attempt to kill her. Also, while Megamind may appear to be a "Bad Guy," he turns out to have a strong moral compass; Hal, who appears to be a Dogged Nice Guy, is just a self-entitled psychopath.
    • With Metro Man: Both are set up to be rivals to Megamind. Metro Man was born with his powers, Hal was only given his powers through Megamind's plans. While Metro Man appeared to be a bully to Megamind in their childhood, he mellows out and even entrusts Metro City in his hands; Hal is first seen as a seemingly nice guy, until he turns out to be an insanely jealous, controlling, petty jerk. In regards to Roxanne, Metro Man is good friends with her and is okay with that, while Hal was willing to kill her just because she wouldn't return his feelings.
  • Evil Is Petty: Went on a rampage just because Roxanne wouldn't return his feelings.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair. He becomes evil after gaining superpowers.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After being given superpowers by the eponymous villain, he gains his voice actor's signature hairstyle.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Started off as a decent enough guy, but quickly becomes a Jerkass because Roxanne didn't want to be with him.
  • Fiery Redhead: Moreso after becoming Tighten.
  • Flying Brick: After gaining all of Metro Man's powers.
  • For the Evulz: Hal believes being evil is more fun than being good.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes form a dorky cameraman that even the audience doesn't think much of to almost leveling the city.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: His drawing of himself and Megamind had him holding Megamind's leash.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Subverted and thoroughly deconstructed. Hal is introduced as a painfully awkward nerd who is completely in love with Roxanne, though she just sees him as a workmate. After Megamind gives him superpowers and (unwittingly) encourages him to make his move, he's revealed to be an Entitled to Have You Psychopathic Man Child who doesn't take rejection well. What? Just because he's a nerd and likes Roxanne doesn't automatically make him a good person or secretly the man of her dreams.
  • Hero Antagonist: Very, very subverted.
  • Idiot Hero: Although less "hero" and more "villain".
  • If I Can't Have You: Roxanne's rejecting him is what initiates his Start of Darkness.
  • It's All About Me: To a darker and scarily realistic version than Megamind.
  • Jerkass: Turns out to be a Yandere asshole with an entitlement complex.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When he tells Roxanne "You never took the time to know me." Kinda hard to blame her for that, but still... It's pretty much the only thing he is right about which becomes more obvious when Roxanne tries to convince him to become his old self who liked what he was only to take the answer that he did not like what he was.
  • Light Is Not Good: He acted like the dogged nice and socially awkward everyday dork until he got powers and didn't get his way. Even then he kept using lighter colors than Megamind because unlike Megamind he didn't care much about presentation but more about just getting his way. He would't mind playing the hero if he got what he wanted.
  • Never My Fault: A cornerstone of Hal's personality. He hurts his hand banging it against the van? It's the stupid van's fault. Roxanne rejects his advances? It's not because he came on too strong or too creepy (or, Heaven forbid, she's just not interested), she just doesn't appreciate what a Nice Guy he is. His Psychopathic Manchild tantrum on the city puts him in a bad light? Megamind made a fool out of him. Megamind finally calls him out on this near the end of the film.
    Hal/Tighten: This is the last time you make a fool out of me!
    Megamind: I made you a hero. You did the fool thing all by yourself!
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Constantly invades Roxanne's personal boundaries.
  • Not So Different: Megamind generally goes to ridiculous extremes in lashing out at the world to get attention, but Hal nearly levels the city in a selfish rampage.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His reign as Tighten is basically one long, protracted temper tantrum. He also has a clown at his birthday party and generally misses important engagements to play video games.
  • Reality Ensues: Megamind tells him a woman he saves would be his, but when Hal finds out that women don't work that way, he does not take it well. Also, being the self-absorbed person he is, just because he's given superpowers doesn't mean he'll use his powers for altruistic reasons. After Roxanne's rejection of Hal, Megamind learned it the hard way.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow bright red when he uses his heat-vision, and once he starts getting out of control, his irises turn dark red.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Hal apparently thinks Titan is spelled "Tighten". He's even named such in the credits and art book.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: He knows full well that no-one can stop him from doing whatever he wants.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Roxanne tries talking some sense into Titan, saying that she knows there's still good in him. He simply scoffs at her that she sees good in everyone, even when it's not there.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Most people still aren't entirely sure if his name is officially spelt Titan or Tighten. While it seems that Megamind originally wanted it to be 'Titan', Hal himself writes it as 'Tighten', and official printed media such as the "Art of" book, the character poster and the closing credits spell his name the same way.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Roxanne.
    • What takes it to a new level is the following quote being literal:
      Hal: There's this really good-looking one I've got my eye on currently. *zoom to Roxanne in her apartment as seen through Hal's super vision*
  • Super Strength: Among Metro Man's powers, which he receives.
  • Take Over the City: Never seems concerned with anything beyond Metro City.
  • That Man Is Dead: The "real Hal," in response to Roxanne's "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In a very dark way once Megamind gives him Metro Man's power.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Loses all of his sympathy points when he tries to kill Roxanne just because she didn't want to be his girlfriend. Bonus points for saying she was the one who hurt him.
  • The Unfettered: Which makes him much more dangerous than Megamind or Metro Man.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: As mentioned above, he mocks Roxanne's belief that there's good in everyone.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just look at all the white in this folder!
  • We Can Rule Together: When he first unveils his desire to be a villain, he offers Megamind a partnership. As Titan's sidekick, of course.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: What happens when an unstable, stalkerish man is given superpowers.
  • Yandere: Again, to Roxanne. Even before she rejects him, he throws her into traffic just so he can "save" her and they can hook up.

Voiced by: David Cross

Megamind's friend from his homeworld, a small fish designed as his minion.

Voiced by: Ben Stiller

A bored worker at the museum.
  • The Chew Toy: He's immediately captured by Megamind and has his identity stolen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "I'm not allowed to insult guests directly."
  • Dull Surprise: Barely reacted to seeing Megamind, though in his defense he [Bernard] thought that Megamind was fake.
  • Jerkass: His only real on-screen moments involve insulting people.
  • Megane: Wears glasses and is quite handsome.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Knows everything about Megamind and is very good looking when he's not slouched over.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He never smiles when he's actually on the scene.

    The Warden
Voiced by: J. K. Simmons

The warden of Megamind's prison, and the closest thing to a father he has.