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Characters: Megamind

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Voiced by Will Ferrell

  • 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.
  • 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 Metroman 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.
  • Badass Biker: Actually Minion in disguise, but may apply to Megamind as well.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The premise of the movie is his initial success over Metroman.
  • Bald of Evil: In contrast to Metro Man's well-maintained hairdo, he's completely bald. He lampshades this at the start.
  • Beard of Evil: Megamind himself sports a damn nice goatee.
  • 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's more like a case of Being Evil Is Boring.
  • 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...
  • Dark Is Evil: His skin is blue and he wears all black, to contrast with Metro Man's all white ensemble.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Metro Man.
  • Evil Genius: He styles himself as this, and embraces most of the villainous clichés associated with it, including the evil lair, the over-the-top torture devices, the army of robots, and a myriad of weapons and inventions.
  • 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: As "PRESENTATION!" is what he thinks makes an essential villain.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Certainly thinks so.
  • Evil Laugh: Several times.
  • Evil Overlord: His entire shtick in a nutshell.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Made of Iron: He'd have to be to survive what was thrown at 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 Feminine Boy to Roxanne's Masculine Girl.
  • 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.
  • The Resenter: In addition to his other issues, he turned to crime out of jealousy of Metro Man's fame.

    Metro Man 
Voiced by Brad Pitt

  • Disappeared Dad: In a weird reversal, Metro Man's 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 "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!~
  • 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.
  • Just Friends: The press assumed he was sweet on Roxanne, but he's not her type.
  • Kryptonite Factor: 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.
    • Weaksauce Weakness
    • He does have dandruff... but that's probably not a "Weakness," per se.

    Roxanne Ritchi 
Voiced by Tina Fey

  • Damsel in Distress: Roxanne is a parody of this. At first she's so used to being kidnapped and rescued that she's not fazed by it anymore. However, she really ends up being in danger by the end.
  • Dating Catwoman: She winds up falling for Megamind (without even realizing it). Trope is subverted when Megamind switches sides.
  • The Glomp: Roxanne to Megamind in the final scene.

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

  • 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 as heroic as Megamind thought he would be.
  • 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.
  • Entitled to Have You: "You're supposed to be with ME!"
  • Evil Counterpart: To Megamind.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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 Redhead: He has red hair. He becomes evil after gaining superpowers.
  • Not So Different: Megamind initially goes to ridiculous extremes in lashing out at the world to get attention, and ends up inadvertantly creating a much more competent counterpart.
  • 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 to spell it as Titan, official printed media such as the "Art of" book, the character poster and the closing credits spell his name as Tighten.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Roxanne.

Voiced by David Cross

  • The Dragon: He's Megamind's top enforcer.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Minion is arguably a more competent villain than his boss. He often counsels pragmatism (why are we making another hero to fight us again? Can't we just enjoy the good life?) but is constantly overrode by Megamind's approach to villainy.

Voiced by Ben Stiller

  • Jerkass: His only real on-screen moments involve insulting people.

    The Warden 
Voiced by JK Simmons

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