Characters / Megamind

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Titular Character

Voiced by: Will Ferrell (films), Keith Ferguson (video games)

The villain of the story, but also protagonist. He was sent from his dying homeworld as a baby, and landed in an Earth prison.
  • AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: For starters, he pronounces Metro City as Metrocity (rhyming with atrocity).
  • Adorkable: It's established that since he was a kid, Megamind's been good at inventing things and... not much else.
  • Affably Evil: He never loses his chipper sense of showmanship when carrying out his evil plans.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Part of the reason for his Start of Darkness is how he was ostracized from his classmates (including Metro Man) due to his odd appearance and scientific mishaps. It got to the point that Megamind thought it meant the only good thing he could do was being bad.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: More like Villain Protagonist In Mourning though. He does this after accidentally killing Metro Man who isn't dead all this time.
  • Anti-Hero: Gradually morphs into this by the end of the movie. He's certainly not a hero in the traditional sense, and most of the problems he's faced with were his creations in the first place, but he does save the day.
  • Anti-Villain: It quickly becomes apparent that for all his grand evil schemes (most of which go for style over substance), he's not truly playing to win. He's baffled that he actually manages to kill Metro Man and it doesn't take long before he realizes that he needs someone to step up and challenge him.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Metro Man. By public standards at least.
  • The Atoner: After the end of the movie he becomes a hero to the people as a means to work off his many life sentences.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Megamind is a huge music fan.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Some of his deadlier inventions, like the Kill Sat, take too long to charge up.
  • Badass Beard: Keeps his killer goatee and becomes a hero.
  • Badass Biker: Actually Minion in disguise, but may apply to Megamind as well.
  • Badass Cape: Stills sports his stylish cape after he becomes a hero.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The premise of the movie is his surprise victory over Metro Man.
  • Bald of Awesome: Becomes a true hero by the end.
  • Bald of Evil: In contrast to Metro Man's well-maintained hairdo, he's completely bald. He lampshades this at the start.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Another part of the reason for his becoming a supervillain. Or so he initially believes.
  • Becoming the Mask: Megamind in his disguise as Bernard with Roxie.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Megamind slowly but steadily realizes this. Though it starts off as more of a case of Being A Villain With No Hero Sucks, it gets more depressing when he realizes "The Villain Doesn't Get The Girl."
  • Benevolent Boss: Even after becoming a villain, he treats Minion more like a friend than a servant, and is genuinely hurt when Minion leaves after an argument. He's affectionate to his robotic drones too. He's quite hurt when "Daddy's" forced to terminate a few.
  • Big Bad: At the beginning of the movie he's this for Metro City. Then Hal gets his powers...
  • Blue Is Heroic: By the end of the film he becomes a full fledged hero.
  • Boring, but Practical: Whenever he needs to get a task done quickly, Megamind tends to rely upon the dehydration gun, since it can usually dispatch a threat with ease, turn something large into something compact to carry more easily, and eventually helps him survive a lethal fall.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Even though he knows that Titan has all of Metro Man's powers, he is overcome by the fact that Victory Is Boring to the point of taunting him by revealing himself to be both "Space Dad" and "Bernard."
  • Camp Straight: Megamind has Ho Yay, Foe Yay or both with pretty much every guy in the movie, and yet he never gets explicit about any of them in that way and actually ends up with Roxanne by the end of the movie following a naturally progressing relationship (so no Last Minute Hook Up there).
  • Captain Ersatz: Megamind is a mixture of Brainiac and Lex Luthor (with Superman's origin), and by the end of Button of Doom has developed Batman-like characteristics.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He's embraced his status as the "bad guy" since he was a child.
  • Child Prodigy: Megamind was able to build inventions before he hit puberty.
  • Childhood Friends: Ever since their infancy, he and Minion have been tight-knit companions.
  • Classic Villain: Towards Metroman. Until Megamind becomes a hero himself.
  • Complexity Addiction: Really loves to keep his plans complicated, even when it would be easier to take a more pragmatic approach. This plays into the fact that he doesn't actually expect to win.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Grows more into this for every plan that ended in failure.
  • Cruella to Animals: "OH! I'm shaking in my custom Baby Seal Leather Boots!"
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents and species died when the planet collapsed, his only companion being Minion. He was raised in a prison (although, the prisoners were nice to him). Then, he entered into school, were he was bullied by everyone, even the teacher. And it was because of their bullying that he thought that the only thing he was good at was being bad and thus decided to do bad things.
  • Dark Is Evil: His skin is blue and he wears all black, to contrast with Metro Man's all white ensemble.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even after his Heel–Face Turn, Megamind still sports his blue and black suit.
  • Designated Villain: In-Universe, and he based almost his whole identity around it.
  • Determinator: One of Megamind's defining traits is that he never gives up.
  • Ditzy Genius: Quite the brainiac who has a habit of mispronouncing words.
  • Drama Queen: Always loves the suspense of everything.
  • Enfant Terrible: Subverted. He was destructive even as an infant, with a knack for "creating objects of mayhem", but he wasn't malicious about it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He never really meant to kill Metroman and he was happy that he was actually alive, he also refused to actually hurt Roxanne when he captured her numerous times.
    • Played for Laughs during the training session with Titan, which involves him melting the head off of a Megamind dummy with his heat vision. Cut to Megamind (in disguise) with a look of shock and horror on his face.
    • Unlike Hal, he's able to accept being rejected by a woman he loves, no matter how much it hurts.
  • Evil Counterpart: He and Metro Man are both aliens that were sent to Earth to escape their dying star system, but while Metro Man became a superpowered hero, Megamind became an intellectual supervillain.
  • Evil Feels Good: At first...until he realizes Being Evil Sucks.
  • Evil Genius: He relies on his skill as a Gadgeteer Genius to carry out his plans.
  • Evil Gloating: Lapses into this every now and again. He also invokes it when he needs to get a rise out of Hal.
  • Evil Is Hammy: What's the difference between a villain and a supervillain? PRESENTATION!
  • Evil Is Sexy: Certainly thinks so.
  • Evil Virtues: Namesake aside, Megamind's defining characteristic is his Determination. He didn't rack up all those life-sentences by giving up.
  • Evil Wears Black: Tastefully mixed with dark blue.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Every gun-like weapon is either a laser/dehydrator/or DNA harvester.
  • For the Evulz: Subverted by Megamind; he is a Card-Carrying Villain, but sees his wrongdoings as a form of self-expression rather than an end unto itself.
  • Freudian Excuse: He becomes a villain because he grew up in a prison and was rejected by his peers for his odd appearance and strange inventions. Anytime he did anything "wrong", Metro Man put him in the corner and he was rewarded for punishing him.
  • Friendless Background: He grew up constantly ostracized and was very much the odd man out at school, due more to his appearance (at least at first) than an apparent knack for villainy.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Megamind was actually a sweet kid, but the constant rejection from his peers made him believe that he was "supposed to be bad". Skip twenty years later, and he's the Big Bad.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He built an escape trike out of license plates and a binky. When he was a toddler.
  • Glamour Failure: His holo-watch allows him to look like anyone it scans beforehand. However, he, apparently, forgot to waterproof it. It also shuts off if he bumps it by accident.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil:
    • Realizing he needs a new enemy with Metro Man apparently dead, Megamind grants superpowers to low-level cameraman/slacker Hal to become Titan. Megamind figures that anyone granted powers will naturally use them to become a hero and help the city. Instead of a hero, Hal turns into a greater menace than Megamind ever was. It never occurs to Megamind that someone with the power to do great good would choose to do great evil instead.
    • Also, when he discovers Metro Man faked his death in hopes of escaping his persona, free of the pressure of being a hero, Megamind is stunned, unable to accept that anyone beloved by the masses like Metro Man would ever give it up for a "normal" life. This is more Good Cannot Comprehend Neutrality, though.
  • Good Feels Good: What he comes to discover during his budding relationship with Roxanne.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes every failure as a learning experience, no matter how far-fetched his victory may be.
  • Green Eyes: He has very bright emerald eyes. They remain visible when he morphs into someone else, which is a visual cue for observant audience members.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Male example. He has blue skin and is quite handsome.
  • Heel: Styles himself as one. Submits to the tropes of a Card-Carrying Villain and enjoys putting on a show. Part of the plot revolves around what happens when a heel faces a true villain.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The whole point of the movie.
  • Heel Realization: After battling Hal, he realizes what he has done.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Most of his wardrobe (including his boots) has an inclination to leather of some kind.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Minion, since infanthood. They are each other's best friend, closest ally, and partner-in-crime.
  • Hidden Depths: Megamind's confrontation with Hal after he does a Face–Heel Turn shows that the supposed Big Bad who loves getting in trouble actually is disgusted with people who have the potential to be good and don't take it.
  • High Collar of Doom: He loves this trope. It's even on his pajamas. He even turns up his prison collar.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: In the Cold Open of the movie.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Lampshaded by Roxanne and Minion, who both recognize that Hal Stewart is the worst person to give superpowers to.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Naturally, anyone ostracized by society at large nearly their entire lives would be pretty affection-starved. Especially evident when Roxanne first hugs him.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Despite Megamind's boasts, he actually has a pretty low opinion of himself.
  • Insecure Love Interest: His whole "Bernard" persona is because of this.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: While he was at school; his inventions would only alienate him from his peers even more.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (an alien) becomes this with Roxanne (a human).
  • Invisibility: His car is invisible.
  • Ironic Echo: "Ollo."
  • Jerkass Façade: Megamind's entire "villain" role.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's overly dramatic and can be immature, but is actually a good person.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: Megamind loves classic rock and pop from the 70's and 80's, such as Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Michael Jackson. He adopts them when he wants to make a dramatic entrance.
  • Large Ham: He revels in the trappings of being an "evil mastermind", from "The Black Mamba!" to weaponizing his hamminess as "SHOWMANSHIP!"
  • Last of His Kind: His parents along with Megamind's original home were sucked into a black hole.
  • Lean and Mean: His oversized dome aside, he's incredibly lean and slender. This contrasts to Metro Man's Heroic Build.
  • Longer-Than-Life Sentence: Got 88 consecutive life sentences for his crimes against humanity and Metro City. Largely meaningless, since he's able to waltz out the front door of his Cardboard Prison, and back into his functional supervillain laboratory lair.
  • Love Redeems: His growing relationship with Roxanne is what moves him toward his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Mad Scientist: Courtesy of being an Evil Genius.
  • Made of Iron: He'd have to be to survive what was thrown at him. At one point, Titan punches him straight in the chest, causing him to fly fifty feet backwards and crack a concrete wall with the force of the impact. This only winds him.
  • Master of Disguise: He has a watch that can project a semi-solid hologram of anyone that he has the opportunity to scan, and can recreate their voice using a recorded sample.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Camp Straight alien Feminine Boy to Roxanne's career-orientated, no-nonsense Intrepid Reporter Masculine Girl.
  • Meaningful Name: While not his actual birth name, Megamind is adequate given both Megamind's huge head (both in the literal and figurative sense) and how much of a genius he is.
  • My Brain Is Big: Much is made of his intelligence. And his ridiculously huge cranium.
  • Necessarily Evil: Megamind decides to become a villain after he understands that the position of The Cape has been filled by Metro Man, who needs a foil.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: He may be a big headed, blue skinned alien, but he's quite good looking.
  • Noble Demon: Roxanne clearly isn't impressed with Megamind's torture devices and death traps; not just because she's seen them all before, but because she knows he wouldn't really harm her with them.
  • No Infantile Amnesia: Remembers his entire origin, which began when he was eight days old.
  • No Name Given: His real name isn't given. He fashioned "Megamind" himself.
  • No Social Skills: Owing to being a super villain, he's not very good with people.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Tries to invoke this when Roxanne Richie asks him what he intends to do with the city now that he's defeated Metro Man, since he doesn't have an answer.
    Megamind: Imagine the most horrible, terrifying, EVIL thing you can possibly think of... and multiply it by SIX! In the mean time, I want you to carry on...
  • Obviously Evil: Two words: "Black mambaaaaaaaaaaaa".
  • Official Couple: With Roxanne.
  • Perky Goth: Wears a lot of black, has spikes on his costume, and can be quite energetic.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Both the capes he makes, and those he swipes from Metro Man.
  • Poke the Poodle: Megamind proudly proclaims himself the master of all evil and threatens everyone with a Fate Worse Than Death when he thinks he's triumphed, but his idea of "villainy" is to gloat a little, move into the mayor's office, and loot a few banks and museums. Then when he starts falling for Roxanne, he puts everything back. Let's face it, Megamind isn't clear on the definition of "evil." At least not until Titan shows him how it's done.
  • Protagonist Title: It's his movie, after all.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: The rain scene.
  • Raised by Orcs: When he landed on Earth, Megamind was raised by the prisoners.
  • The Resenter: In addition to his other issues, he turned to crime out of jealousy of Metro Man's fame.
  • Rotten Rock & Roll: He likes to accompany his villainous acts with rock songs.
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: He can pass for a human if it wasn't for his head or blue skin.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Used as a brief gag.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: In the opening, Megamind refers to Roxanne as "the girl of his dreams", and his flashbacks suggest that she truly is the only girl he has eyes for.
  • Smug Smiler: His smugness can all be seen on one of his smiles.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Tighten sees through Megamind's Metroman disguise due to Megamind's AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle.
  • Society Is to Blame: Downplayed. Megamind was literally raised in a prison by the inmates (because apparently Social Services Does Not Exist) and when he went to school he was ostracized for looking different and creating inventions that happened to be a bit buggy, even though he made them trying to gain acceptance. Eventually he decided that if he couldn't be accepted, he'd be a villain instead. It's mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Less prominent than some other Evil Overlords, but there.
  • Stalker With a Crush: Megamind would frequently kidnap Roxanne, "the girl of his dreams", but never would hurt her. And when she made it clear that she never wanted to be with him, he accepted her wishes. Unlike Hal.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As an adult, Megamind grows up to look like his father. Even having a similar beard to his dad.
  • Take Over the City: Never seems concerned with anything beyond Metro City.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: He decided that if he was going to be treated like the bad kid, then he'd be the best bad kid on the planet. Happens again later after being rejected by Roxanne.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tries to invoke this after getting dumped by Roxanne but the effect deflates a bit when the new hero doesn't even show up. Plays it straight when he shows up to rescue Roxanne, with Minion and his entire army of brainbots in tow. As Megamind himself stated, he finally had a reason to win.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: At the end, he learns that Good Feels Good.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes the new hero for Metro City.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His disintegrator ray is actually a modified version of his binky his parents gave him as a baby. Before they died, along with the rest of his people and home planet.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: All he wanted when he was little was to make friends.
  • Victory Is Boring: What he feels after killing Metro Man, and these feelings of boredom are what kickstarts the rest of the movie's plot.
  • Villainous B.S.O.D.: A minor one in realizing that villainy doesn't mean much without a hero. And after Roxanne dumps him.
  • Villainous Crush: On Roxanne since before the events of the film, as confirmed by the filmmakers' commentary.
  • Villain Protagonist: A deconstructive parody of such.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He admits that, unlike Metro Man, he doesn't have amazing physical prowess or super powers, but he makes up for it by being an extraordinary Gadgeteer Genius who is capable of Xanatos Speed Chess.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: See his Puppy-Dog Eyes section.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Quite good at this; see final battle with Titan/Tighten.


Voiced by: David Cross (films), Drew Massey (video games)

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


    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 Man.
  • 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.
  • Beard of Sorrow: After he faked his death, he gave up shaving and grew a beard worthy of his face.
  • 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 the hero like Megamind was to being a villain. Using his Super Speed 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.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Wears a giant, white "M" on his superhero suit.
  • 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 the 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".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Like Megamind and Minion, his original planet was destroyed, leaving him the Last of His Kind. However, it's implied he had a nice childhood compared to Megamind's. Turns out, he apparently grew up trapped into the role of being a superhero when he didn't ask for it.
  • Dreadful Musician: ~I have eyes/That can see/Right through leeeeeeaaaaad!~
  • Enemy Mine: Subverted. Even when Hal threatens the city, Metro Man 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.
  • Foil: To Megamind. Both are the last of their kind and came to Earth. However, while Megamind was bullied, and later, feared by the citizens of Metro City, Metro Man was revered and loved. And later on, it turns out that both of them were pushed into roles they didn't want: Megamind as a villain and Metro Man as a hero.
  • 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.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's the beloved hero who stops the feared Villain Protagonist.
  • 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, Metro Man 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 Metro Man 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: One that turns out to be little more than a model skeleton wrapped in a white sheet.
  • 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: Deep down, he was unhappy with his life and career.
  • Stripped to the Bone: Subverted. That wasn't actually his skeleton.
  • Superdickery: The reason the trailer portrays him as a Smug Super. To be fair he was pretty smug as a kid and acts quite smug as an adult. For the most part.
  • Superman Substitute: Basically Superman mixed with Elvis. The crucial difference turns out to be that he has no secret identity, and is *completely* burned out as a result.
  • Super Speed: At his top speed, the world effectively stands still. He had a mini-breakdown, read an entire self-help book, had an epiphany and planned his fake death all in the time it took for a video camera to advance to the next frame.
  • Super Strength: Can smash through anything without so much as a scratch.
  • 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 even has one, 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 after he declines his and Roxanne's pleas to help out against Titan.

Megamind's Inventions


Megamind's robotic servants.

Voiced by: Will Ferrell

A robotic version of Megamind made when the latter was still a supervillain.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It attempted to kill Megamind once the latter uses Metro Man's cape.
  • Arc Villain: Of The Button of Doom.
  • Robot Me: Of Megamind. He retains every trace of Megamind's personality.


    Roxanne Ritchi
Voiced by: Tina Fey (film), Megan Hollingshead (games)

Megamind's standard kidnapping victim, and a reporter for KMPC News 8.

    Lance Lafontaine 
Voiced by: Jack Blessing (film), Cam Clarke (video games)

The chief newscaster of KMPC News 8.
  • Ascended Extra: While his voice is only heard in the film, he makes his full appearance in "Mega Team Unite".

    Hal Stewart/Titan/"Tighten"/Blue Tighten
Click here to see his original body. 
Voiced by: Jonah Hill

Roxanne's cameraman and villain/founder of the Doom Syndicate.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Roxanne.
  • All There in the Manual: In Ultimate Showdown, he founded the Doom Syndicate.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: He really doesn't like being compared to Metro Man.
    • He also hates being tricked and made a fool of.
  • 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.
  • Covers Always Lie: If you never saw the movie, looked at a poster or two, and saw this guy standing triumphantly next to Metro Man, chances are you thought he was a heroic sidekick of sorts. If that's the case, you thought wrong.
  • Deconstruction: Hal is a complete deconstruction of random geeks being given superpowers. Even guys like Spider-Man would've become just like him if they didn't have a strong moral code.
  • Dirty Coward: When faced against Metroman (or so he thinks), he immediately drops his "total badass super-villain" act and runs away with his cape between his legs.
  • 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: Unwittingly fueled by Megamind, but he believes that having gained Tighten's powers means he can finally have Roxanne, just because he wants to. He even states as such when she rejects him: "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, which are predominantly Flight, Super Strength, Eye Beams and being Nigh Invulnerable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Some point between "Ultimate Showdown" and "Mega Team Unite".
  • Hero Antagonist: Invoked. Megamind, bored without an enemy, decides to make him Metro Man's successor. It doesn't work out too well.
  • 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: Hal is revealed to be a darker and scarily realistic version of this 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 receive the answer that he did not like what he was.
    • While it was made to break her spirits, Hal wasn't wrong that not everyone has good in them.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Everyone was so used to Megamind's petty crimes that they were blindsided when a genuinely malicious supervillain appeared.
  • Laughably Evil: Even after he gets his super powers and becomes a super villain he still has his idiocy making some of his moments quite funny to watch.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Invoked; Megamind-as-Space-Dad explains he chose the name "Titan" for Hal's super-powered form because it invokes a sense of a being of godlike power, which Titan is. Fridge Brilliance is that there's actually several more iterations of this to Hal's names. Firstly, the Titans are, in many versions of the myth, described as beings of petty cruelty and selfish whim, which fits Hal's ultimately villainous attitude to a T. Secondly, Hal believing it's actually "Tighten" is... okay, it's because he's an idiot, but it's also meaningful: "Tighten" means "to squeeze", which fits both his villainous goals — to force the world into giving him everything he feels he wants — and the Silver Agey feel of the film. As a bad guy, Tighten puts the city in a pinch!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red Is Violent: Red hair, a lot of red on his costume, and far more vicious than Megamind ever was.
  • Refusal of the Call: He didn't ask to be a superhero, he'd rather be a supervillain.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a mashup of the two most famous Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart. They were also chosen to be superheroes by blue aliens, but handled it a lot better than him.
  • 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.
  • Two First Names: "Stewart" can also be used as a first name.
  • 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!
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Copper. Except not, just like Metroman.
  • 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.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tries to kill Roxanne after she didn't return his feelings.
  • 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: 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.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in one scene but Megamind steals his looks so he can talk to Roxanne.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Subverted - although you have to wait til the credits.

    The Warden
Voiced by: J. K. Simmons

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

Doom Syndicate

    As A Whole 

A group of super villains that appear after Megamind becomes a hero.
  • Canon Foreigner: Downplayed, since they originated from a deleted story arc from the film but got re-used in the tie-in video games.
  • Legion of Doom: The team is the Megamind take on the trope.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The villains become this in "Mega Team Unite".

    Destruction Worker

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

    Psycho Delic

Voiced by: Keith David

    Hot Flash

Voiced by: Cara Pifko

    Judge Sludge
Voiced by: Monte Morkham

    The Conductor
Voiced by: Danny Jacobs