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Characters: Space Dandy

The cast of Space Dandy, baby.

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Protagonists

    Space Dandy 
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

The titular "dandy guy in space", Dandy is a young man with a sweet hairstyle, a junk bucket spaceship, and no greater aim in life than to make money identifying unknown alien species so he can spend it at every BooBies restaurant in the galaxy.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: One , at the end of episode 7. He enters a realm faster than thought, outside of time. Five billion years later, he discovers that he is revered as a god. Given the nature of the series it's not permanent, of course.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: His survival from this is short-lived in episode 4.
  • Anything That Moves: If it has a nice rump or bosom and isn't trying to kill him, Dandy will fall for it regardless of species or the placement of those coveted features.
  • A-Team Firing: Dandy always misses his shot, be it with raygun or fishing rod. However, he proves to be a decent shot when he's piloting the Little Aloha.
  • Bad Boss: The closest the Aloha-Oe has to a captain.
  • Badass Driver: To make up for his vehicle's shortcomings, he's more than willing to use a combination of Explosion Propulsion and Macross Missile Massacre for a speed boost.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Despite his boasting and seeming shallowness, there's more to him than just "perverted young guy".
  • Book Dumb: He can't even spell his own name.
  • Bounty Hunter: Of a sort. Instead of criminals, he hunts for rare and unidentified aliens, hoping to be paid big by the Alien Registration Center for discovering them.
  • Butt Monkey: The entire universe seems to delight in humiliating him and beating him up.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The longer he travels with Adélie, the more protective he becomes of her.
  • Cake Eater: Older women are perfectly fine in his eyes.
  • Catch Phrase: "....and that's the Dandy way to live, baby!"
  • Character Title: He's the Space Dandy the show is named after.
  • Child Hater: Claims to be one early on in episode 5, to an actual child (Adelie). Averted later on, where he not only tracks down the girl's grandfather, but lets them go live their life in peace rather than taking her to the alien registry.
    • On the flip side, when Adelie tells him why she thinks adults are terrible, Dandy doesn't rebuke that notion, implying that he agrees with her on that front despite being an adult himself.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Despite how much Dandy loves the women, he claims he doesn't look at porn.
  • Cloning Blues: Temporarily has a Heroic BSOD when he thinks that he's a shape shifting alien that's posed as Dandy for so long that he's forgotten about it. He gets over it almost immediately, though Meow and QT are still bothered by the possibility.
  • Crazy-Prepared: By virtue of owning a planet-destroying bomb and a Transforming Mecha doubling as an Escape Pod in case of dire emergencies. Unfortunately, he doesn't really think beyond the point where he'll have to use such desperate measures.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is actually very agile, good at hand-to-hand combat, and an expert mecha pilot, but he seems to only use these skills for self-defense, and even then largely reflexively.
  • The Dandy: Space Dandy isn't just a dandy guy. He's a dandy guy...IN SPAAAAACE!!! He's damn proud to be a good-looking, smooth-talking ladies man. He wouldn't be named "Space Dandy" if he wasn't one. Downplayed in that he'll be more concerned with getting the job done than he is with keeping his good looks... but when he's not working, he's all about the good looks and the ladies.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Being who he is, Dandy has several "Last Resort" tactics and he uses them immediately.
  • Delinquent Hair: A Regent pompadour, of the type popularly sported by Japanese Delinquents. It's his pride and joy.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Very often, such as in the first episode where his actions lead to him, Meow, QT, and and an entire planet all blowing up.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Trying to stop him from getting free food is tantamount to suicide. Eating his ramen? Scores you a free trip out of the airlock.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Space Dandy is prone to lose focus if a hot babe walks by.
    • It saves his (un)life in episode 4, where turning to look at a female zombie causes the assassin hunting him to miss him.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: His inane ramblings and tall tales often become relevant to the narrative.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Mercenary and ruthless as he is, Dandy isn't entirely heartless. He was particularly disgusted when the Ukulele Man turned his crew into statues.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In episode 7, Prince falls for him when he manages to prove himself a credible threat during their race.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: If it's feminine, has boobs and a nice butt (regardless of location), he'll hit on it.
  • Guns Akimbo: In promotional materials and while piloting Hawaii Yankee.
  • Greaser Delinquents: He has elements of this, with his 50's hairstyle and leather jacket.
  • Handsome Lech: He puts the moves on nearly every attractive woman he meets and fancies himself a ladies man, but other than being a favorite customer for Honey at BooBies, he doesn't have much luck.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He is surprisingly affectionate with the dog Laika. And is very torn when she dies.
  • His Name Really Is Barkeep: Evidently his name really is Space Dandy as in episode 2 of season 2 he receives a message addressed to "Mr. Space Dandy".
  • Hot-Blooded: Has a tendency to get really charged up during adventures.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: He sports a pair of impressive ones.
  • The Hunter Becomes The Hunted: Because they're from a different dimension, Dandy and his crew are mistaken for exotic aliens by the versions of them in one of the new universes from the season two premiere.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Don't make him take out his bazooka.
  • Idiot Hero: Even chalking up all the times he' gotten himself killed or nearly killed to debonair recklessness, Dandy just isn't very bright. He took over a hundred trips through a "Groundhog Day" Loop without noticing anything was wrong, and even then needed the narrator to tell him what was going on.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Such as his perma-slouch and the loud interior decor in his ship.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may seem like a sleazebag, Dandy is not that bad of a guy. In episode 5, not only does he bond with the alien girl (Adélie) that he captures, he also tracks down her grandfather under the guise of going to BooBies and reunites the two rather than taking her to the registry and collecting the massive bounty. In addition there's his reaction in Episode 14 after the Ukulele Man turned Meow and QT into statues.
  • Large Ham: He tends to have exceptionally dramatic freak outs when BooBies, woolongs or his life is on the line. And that's nothing compared to his propensity for randomly going off on a monologue of some sort, sometimes unprovoked, complete with dramatic flourishes of his hands and background scenery and music for emphasis.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Whenever he brings out the Hawaii Yankee, his competence skyrockets. He's managed to go one-on-one with a Kaijuu and bring it back for registration, outmaneuver two other mecha pilots before kicking their asses, and assembled a working rocket out of nothing but scrap.
  • Loveable Rogue: With a very heavy emphasis on the "rogue" aspect of this trope. There's little to love about this guy.
  • Mad Bomber: He uses explosives to get ahead in episode 7.
  • Mistaken for Badass: The Gogol Empire views him as a credible threat.
  • Mr. Fanservice:
    • Shockingly provides quite a bit of Fanservice in episode 6, which he spends most of in his underwear.
    • Even more so in episode 8, which features several close shots of his bare ass and has him spending half the episode in only a towel.
  • Multiple Choice Past: He'll give you the specifics regardless of any actual authenticity.
    • It's implied during the season two premiere that his many claimed ludicrous exploits are a result of him remembering the adventures of parallel universe versions of himself.
  • Only in It for the Money: Less so than QT though, as he's willing to do the honorable thing on occasion in lieu of getting paid.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: So far he's managed to destroy and/or kill at least three planets, one of which turned into a black hole.
  • Pet the Dog: His most consistent display of this is how he treats QT in that he treats him a lot better than most of the universe treats robots.
  • Skewed Priorities: Can be roughly summed up as 1.) Find aliens, 2.) Get money, 3.) Look at boobs or butts. Never mind the overwhelmingly powerful space fleet pursuing him (not that he's even aware he's being chased). In episode 3, he places boobs as a higher priority than eating.
  • Spanner in the Works: According to Bea, Dandy tends to "ruin everything".
  • Stepford Smiler: He's far more morose and silent when he doesn't have an "audience" to perform for.
  • The Name Is Bond, James Bond: He likes to introduce himself in this fashion. No one ever calls him by that complete title to his face.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Ultimately doesn't seem to care about anyone but himself, as he's ready to abandon Meow to an Extreme Omnivore alien in episode 3 (he goes back only because Meow still has his Boobies points card and ultimately forgets to rescue him anyway), and has to be goaded to taking Meow to a hospital in episode 4 when he starts acting strangely. He has no problem abandoning QT either.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Possibly due to his "go with the flow" philosophy, he's easily manipulated by Dr. H and the book aliens to further their respective ends.
  • Wave Motion Gun: The Aloha Beam.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: One of his parallel universe counterparts has a spiky mop of shocking blue hair.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Genial as he seems, Dandy has no qualms about ditching his companions if they prove to be useless or bothersome.

    QT 
Voiced by: Uki Satake (JP), Alison Viktorin (EN)

Dandy's long-suffering robot companion who operates as a vacuum cleaner. QT is considerably more intelligent and reasonable than the blockheaded Dandy and Meow, but is woefully brought down to their level of incompetency thanks in no small part to out-of-date hardware.
  • Acrofatic: For a portly and outdated robot, QT is surprisingly agile.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Has great contempt for the foolishness of "meat puppets", but he doesn't really want to kill or overthrow them if it can be helped.
  • Ambiguous Gender: After some confusion, QT is finally confirmed as male. Besides being referred to as "he" several times in the dub, episode 13 also refers to him as "he" in the original Japanese as well by the female coffee-maker.
  • Auto-Tune: QT's voice are processed through a digital modulator to sound more like a robot, though it's more evident in the English dub as intonation is a lot more important in Japanese.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: QT cheerfully abandons Dandy and Meow to almost certain death a little too frequently. Although considering how the two of them act, he has some good reason for doing it.
  • Cute Machines: QT's rounded, sunny-yellow body with its Twiki-style extendo-arms and retractable plug in the back resembles nothing so much as a Fisher-Price vacuum cleaner.
  • Extreme Doormat: Frequently gets exasperated at Dandy's antics, but remains patient, reliable, and loyal to him, and never really lashes out at him.
  • Geeky Turn-On:
    • In episode 8, when the Aloha Oe lands on a planet that appears to be made out of old machine parts and junk from old spacecraft, he immediately gets spazzy about musing over what all of it could be used for, and even exclaims that his "circuits rarely get this aroused".
    • This is much better shown in episode 13 where he falls in love for the first time with a coffeemaker named Maker. Much to his dismay, she likes the cash register - Register - over him, but he does the right choice for her.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: The only thing Dandy and Meow notice about his exploits in the first season finale is that there's a lot more coffee in the ship.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Not as Dandy's crewmate per se, but QT vastly prefers fulfilling his primary function as a vacuum cleaner robot instead of living the chaotic and dangerous lifestyle of a spacefaring Alien Hunter. The level of autonomy and respect Dandy grants to him is actually rather remarkable as there aren't many robots seen wandering free like QT; there are also some societies that would dispose of such appliances if they showed even an inkling of QT's levels of thought and emotion.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Clearly the most competent member of the Aloha Oe's crew, but exclusively works as the ship's engineer and appears useless in battle, making QT and Dandy two halves of a pretty equal partnership.
  • The Immune: By Dandy's logic, zombie bites can't turn QT into a zombie, being a robot and all. This is completely wrong in this universe.
  • Lethal Chef: Doesn't seem to understand that the food ordered through the mail has been expired for 10,000 years, and still expects Dandy and Meow to eat it.
  • Meaningful Name: Is a cute machine, named QT, which sounds like "cutie."
  • Neat Freak: When not working with Dandy and Meow to capture aliens, QT is thoroughly cleaning the ship. Justified with QT being part vacuum cleaner but Meow's room is beyond help.
  • Not so Above It All: QT is the sane and competent member of the crew, and, sometimes, it becomes apparent that that's not the same thing as being the smart member.
  • Only in It for the Money: He has even fewer scruples than Dandy and Meow when it comes to hunting for aliens.
  • Only Sane Robot: Has the unenviable task of being the voice of reason among the Aloha Oe gang.
  • Robot Buddy: To Dandy, but seems to serve as a punching bag from time to time as well.
  • Robot Maid: Part of QT's job is to keep the ship clean. Being a vacuum cleaner certainly helps.
  • Second Law My Ass: QT is by no means compelled to obey Dandy. He'll leave him for dead despite his orders to the contrary.
  • Servile Snarker: Albeit a milder example than most but still willing to point out all the idiocies that Dandy does, such as all his hijinks during the Space Race.
  • Super Strength: The strongest of the crew in terms of raw physical might.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Well organized data and coffee.

    Meow 
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

Nicknamed by Dandy because of his catlike appearance and unpronounceable real name (pronounced "Nynyamo", captioned as "Me#$%"), Meow is a Betelgeusian. Misidentified as a rare new species of alien by an out-of-it QT in the first episode, they're dismayed to find that Betelgeusians are way too common to be worth any money, but he has enough leads on the locations of potential alien catches that they decide to bring him along.
  • Action Survivor: Always accompanies Dandy onto planets, despite having no survival skills at all.
  • Adorkable: He resembles a cute kitty and, going by his favorite activities, he's certainly a massive dork.
  • Affectionate Nickname: His parents call him "Mew".
  • Alien Blood: Meow's blood is purple, as can be seen when he gets a nosebleed during a fight with Dandy,
  • Basement-Dweller: Meow spends his private time sitting alone in his pitch-black room surrounded by glowing monitors and discarded trash. He's portrayed as something of a freeloader.
  • Big Eater: In the second episode, he's managed to devour Dandy's sizeable instant ramen stash, and if Dandy is to be believed, he's the reason why they're out of food at all times.
  • Book Dumb: Implied. In the second season premiere, he's disappointed that some of the jobs require a college degree.
  • Buffoonish Tomcat: Alien variation.
  • Butt Monkey: Meow has been on the receiving end of more than his fair share of Amusing Injuries. In the second episode alone, he gets ejected into space a couple times, smacked around by Dandy, and ultimately missed out on the greatest bowl of ramen to ever exist in this dimension or any other. He's also killed more than any other character.
  • Cat Smile: The little yellow logo on his hat has one.
  • Chainsaw Good: He pulled one of nowhere to cut up the calendar causing a Ground Hog Day Loop.
  • Covert Pervert: You wouldn't guess from his cute design that he'd be introduced on the show as a leering customer at BooBies taking creepshots of the waitresses.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He manages to fight Dandy to a standstill in episode 6. Granted, Dandy's not the most competent guy around, but he's shown to be a skilled fighter whereas up to that point Meow was essentially a Non-Action Guy so it's still impressive.
  • A Day in the Spotlight: Episode 10, and it's a very, very, very long day.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Due to having already been on the Death World the team visits during the premiere, Meow's comparatively calm about its dangers, even going so far as to laugh at Dandy when they're both drowning.
  • The Drag-Along: He starts out his tenure on the Aloha Oe's crew as this since he was originally one more captured alien.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Meow to his crewmates, Mew to his family. The cat can't catch a break.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: In episode 3 where Dandy forgets to rescue him.
  • Glowing Eyes: When Meow is shown sitting alone in his dark room in Episode 6, his eyes glow green. Not surprising considering how catlike he is.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Though looking an awful lot like a cat, grooming himself like a cat, batting at Dandy's holographic BooBies card like a cat would, and eating a diet mainly consisting of fish, Meow is very insistent he isn't a space cat. Dandy still refers to him regularly as if he was a cat.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Besides how boring his town was, it's implied that the reason he gave up on being a metal worker like his father is that he was pretty terrible at it. Even practicing for several time loops fails to improve his performance.
  • InterspeciesRomantic: Attractive human females are irresistible to him, even though he's a Betelgeusian.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Just when Meow is getting used to being in a time loop on his home planet, deciding that this is a good opportunity to settle down and marry Katie, he gets hit with this when Katie reveals she's gay (and dating Lil' Mama). Cue Meow screaming and revving up a chainsaw to get out of the time loop ASAP.
  • Jerkass: While he's more laid back and reasonable than Dandy, he's still a lazy, useless pervert who clearly takes Dandy and QT's generosity of letting him stay on the ship for granted.
  • Licked by the Dog: Despite how he ditched them all to go bumming around the galaxy and his generally unpleasant nature, Meow's family and friends on Betelgeuse still love him and are more than willing to help him out when he's in trouble.
  • The Load: He's on the crew because he supposedly knows the whereabouts of some rare aliens. So far, he hasn't really lived up to this claim and is otherwise just a drain on Dandy's resources.
  • Non-Action Guy: Save for his fight with Dandy in episode 6, Meow tends to just hide behind Dandy or stay out of conflict entirely when things get ugly.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: His reason for leaving his home planet. Ironically, a freak accident causes a time loop when he comes back to visist.
  • Otaku:
    • Meow's got a collection of manga, anime figurines, and body pillows big enough to start his own museum. His dorky sarong/crocs ensemble also fits the look, though episode 10 shows that it's a common Betelgeusian outfit.
    • He decides in episode 13 that he's going to stop trying to get with real women, and instead go for 2D girls, which means plenty of anime dating sims.
  • Small Town Boredom: His reason for leaving his home planet.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Understands dog.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Thrice in the second episode. Once with Dandy (by Scarlet) and twice by Dandy.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Just invited himself onto the ship one day, and hasn't made much effort to leave.
  • The Unpronounceable: "Nynyamo", his real name, is actually quite a common name for Betelgeusians, but neither Dandy or QT can understand how he's pronouncing it, so they just call him Meow because he looks like a space cat. Meow isn't amused by this. In the dub his name somewhat consistently sounds like Myehmyehmyur slurred, but in the original Japanese his name is incomprehensible and seems to change every time it's said.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Out of the three, Meow has the highest death count on his head (by one granted). It happens almost Once an Episode, but he always comes back unharmed in the next.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The first alternate version of himself that he meets in the season two premiere oozes this trope despite still having a really thin and lean "cat's stomach".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen and Fish Flakes.
  • Trash of the Titans: Meow's room is filled with piles upon piles of garbage, to the point that not even QT (who is part vacuum cleaner) has any confidence that it can be cleaned.
  • Tsundere: Toward Laika. He's the only one that wants to ditch her and return to the ship, but he's the only one that openly cries after she dies
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Kati because she's lesbian.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Dandy don't really get along at all, to the point of frequently mocking and even leaving each other to die on a regular basis.

    Scarlet 

A specimen inspector at the Alien Registration Bureau, where alien hunters like Dandy come to cash in their rare finds (or, in Dandy's case, fail to do so). Although she may look like an ordinary clerk, her calm demeanor hides her able hand-to-hand combat skills.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: As noted, she can fight very well when necessary.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: she fights while still wearing her business suit.
  • Combat Stilettos: Though in her fight scene she wears a more practical pair of high heels, the pair that she wears for work look like they would hurt.
  • Fiery Redhead: Tries to be calm and professional, but circumstances (and Dandy) force her into this role more often than not.
  • Kick Chick: The better to show off her Zettai Ryouiki with.
  • Lost Food Grievance: She single-handedly wipes out an entire gang of armed Gogol Empire mooks barehanded because they spilled her ramen.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Dandy finds her somewhat attractive, but is pointedly not in love with her. She never really manages to picque his attention either despite his propensity to moon over almost every pretty woman he meets.
  • Not So Stoic: She loses her cool in episode 11, which shows even she has limits to dealing with the Dandy Crew.
  • Pet the Dog: In the second season premiere, after the crew's latest failure, she doesn't yell at them as usual and instead calmly suggests different opportunities.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Her work attire includes this and it fits her stoic personality.
  • Sexy Spectacles: When it's time to fight, The Glasses Come Off.
  • Scarlet Fever: Her name's Scarlet. Appears stoic and professional, but she does have a fiery aggressive side.
  • Shaking Her Hair Loose: After pulling out her pin to use as a weapon.
  • She's Got Legs: She definitely knows how to use them.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Her hair falls easily after fighting the Gogol Empire mooks.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Is always cool, calm and collected when dealing with Dandy at the Alien Registration Bureau.

    Honey 
Voiced by: Yurin (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)

A bubbly waitress at the branch of BooBies "breastaurant" that Dandy frequents.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Strikes up a conversation with Dandy, only to go running off in the middle of it after a dance party starts up in the middle of the restaurant. She does manage to remember his drink order. Maybe she was just getting bored of him boasting about himself.
  • Badass Driver: She randomly shows up in the space race episode, and does pretty well.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Kind of comes with the territory of being a sexy waitress.
  • Biker Babe: Or at least a good enough pilot to be one of the three surviving parties (though Dandy was doing most of the killing, and could have intentionally spared her) during the race in episode 7.
    • Given that the race is advertised as a death race it's pretty likely she's had to race her way out of harms way even without Dandy around.
  • Buxom Is Better: She works at a place called BooBies for a reason.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She ignores Dandy when Prince enters the room.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The way light reflects in her irises makes it look like she's got glowing white stars twinkling in the corners of her eyes.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: This is literally her job as a waitress at a restaurant known more for its girls than its food.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: One of the alternate versions of her that Dandy encounters during the start of season two is a cute redhead that seems to be rather close with her iteration of Dandy.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly good at space-drag racing. She was also able to easily read some "ancient alien writing" that QT claimed she would need to get an upgrade just to support the upgrade to read.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Wears a Stripperiffic outfit in every scene she's in? Check. Works at a place named after a sexually appealing body part? Check. Has about three fanservice tropes on her? Check.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Seemingly a Brainless Beauty at first, hints are repeatedly dropped that it's an act. While she might not be a genius, she shows quite often that she's smarter than she lets on. As noted above, she's able to accurately remember orders despite apparent distractions. When Dandy asks her to guess his job, and states that it starts with an A, her answer is "asteroid belt.", the original dub script calling for her to guess "ass" in the same cheery tone. The Japanese dialog has Dandy say that he's something that starts with a "U", Honey responds by saying "A maggot (ujimushi)?". She's also a rather competent racer and able to easily read alien writing that even QT could not. Though that last one ended up being an illusion created by a book-like alien with mind-control powers, the book also stated that actions taken by mind-control are dependant on the intelligence of the one being controlled, and also states that working that way with Dandy and his crew was a pain. So the book pretty much used Honey's "smarter brain" to read the text.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Despite the fact that every BooBies has a different roster of girls, thus inspiring Dandy to make an effort to visit them all, she somehow appears at every BooBies Dandy visits during his intergalactic adventures.
  • Stripperific: Her standard work attire is a bikini. Unusually for this trope, her footwear isn't the standard issue high heels, but sensible flats like an actual waitress might wear.

Antagonists

    Dr. Gel 
Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (JP), J. Michael Tatum (EN)

A high-ranking member of the Gogol Empire, who has been ordered to capture Dandy to settle a large intergalactic war for reasons unknown.
  • Apes in Space: He looks like a circus gorilla.
  • Badass Cape: Wears one draped over his shoulder.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Big guy to Bea.
  • Bling of War: The huge scepter that he sometimes carries.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His eye patch is made to a resemble the letter G.
  • Butt Monkey: He's practically guaranteed to die in every episode he's in and has yet to even confront Dandy in person. When the Gogol empire fleet finally does attack Dandy, Dr. Gel is too caught up in calculating how to defeat Dandy to notice.
  • The Comically Serious: Tries to present himself as a Knight of Cerebus, but is always foiled by something or other.
  • Ditzy Genius: He is a doctor after all, and is said to be the Gogol Empire's greatest scientist. He's even shown performing complex calculations to back this claim. When it comes to pursuing Dandy, however, he's hopelessly incompetent.
  • The Dragon: Appears to be this to Admiral Perry, directly taking orders from him.
  • Electronic Eyes: He's either sporting one of these or the thing over one of his eyes is a fancy Eye Patch Of Power
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Dr. Gel is reflecting upon a photo of his mother and him as a child at the begining of episode 15, saying how her loving influence made him the man he is.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Dr. Gel appears to be a giant bearded gorilla. It's even lampshaded during episode 7.
    Race Announcer: What!? Who's that!? It looks like a gorilla! There was a gorilla in the race!?
    • His alternate universe counterpart takes it even further. Not only does he look like an ape in Kid Dandy's universe, he also acts like one.
  • The Heavy: The primary villain of Dandy's story.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's shaping up to be one; not only has he repeatedly failed to capture Dandy and the Aloha Oe crew, but there's no indication they've even noticed that he's after them, let alone know who he is.
    • The alternate universe version of Dr. Gel has somehow managed to present himself as a threat to Kid Dandy, even though this Dr. Gel and Bea appear to be even less competent then their regular counterparts.
  • Nice Hat: Fitting in with the funkadelic nature of the show, it looks like he swiped it from Bootsy Collins.
  • Nice Shoes: Contrasting with the funky look of the rest of his outfit, his boots look like something a punk rocker would wear.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His clumsiness in the first season's conclusion gives QT the power to save the day.
  • Not so Above It All:
    • While pursuing Dandy in episode 7, he winds up forgetting about capturing him and becomes more intent on beating him in the race.
    • Episode 8 shows that he's not all doom and gloom either. He was trying to hide from Admiral Perry the fact that he was enjoying a new music player that Bea installed into the ship.
  • Pimp Duds: Dresses like a pimp, but doesn't act like one.
  • Sanity Slippage: Much like his repeated deaths, it resets each episode, but twice so far he's lost his sanity. Once when writing down a formula to capture Dandy, and another when trying to determine if he was really Dr. Gel or just the Chameleonian. Both instances resulted in a Room Full of Crazy.
  • They Killed Kenny Again:
    • Dr. Gel and Bea die as often as Meow does. As of episode 8, he's been zombified, had Admiral Perry self-destruct his ship, smashed into a giant spiked pillar in a race, and got sucked into a black hole.
    • He even lampshades it in the preview for Episode 9.
    Dr. Gel: My name is Dr. Gel. They don't give me very much screen time and for some reason I keep dying. I am officially very dissatisfied.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Inverted. He assumes every single thing Dandy does is an ingenious ploy to foil him, and while Dandy probably is capable of doing such a thing, it's always purely a coincidence.
  • Unknown Rival: His life's goal is to capture Dandy. Dandy is almost certainly unaware of his existence.
  • Your Size May Vary: Sometimes he's a giant in comparison to Bea, and sometimes he's merely twice as tall.

    Bea 
Voiced by: Kosuke Hatakeyama (JP), Micah Solusod (EN)
Dr. Gel's meek right-hand man. He's a green-skinned alien who resembles a humanoid pickle/green banana.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: While his boss isn't incompetent, it's still his job to solve the many problems that arise.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little guy to Dr. Gel.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair (complete with a topknot), and his job requires a certain amount of intelligence.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When Dr. Gel becomes too focused on calculating Dandy's weakness, Bea takes command over the fleet and actually manages to engage Dandy in combat, something Dr. Gel has yet to do.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He doesn't appear to be wearing shoes, as his tiny feet are the same color as his skin.
  • Eyes Always Shut: They're rarely ever seen open, only when shocked or zombified.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: His standard attire, barefoot.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Rare villainous example. Combined with the rest of his face, it makes him look like a pickle.
    • The first episode of Season 2 implies that he may actually be a pickle, since the only alternate dimension version of him that we see apparently has a carrot for a head.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He's often killed along with Dr. Gel when Admiral Perry has had enough of them.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Invoked against Admiral Perry.
    Perry: You weren't speaking ill of me, were you?
    Dr. Gel: No, sir, not me!
    Bea: And he definitely didn't call you cheap!
  • Your Size May Vary: Bea is always smaller than Dr. Gel, but how much smaller is another story. Sometime's he's about half Dr. Gel's height (Episode 4), and sometimes he looks like a mouse in comparison (Episode 8).

    Admiral Perry 
Voiced by: Banjō Ginga (JP), Kent Williams (EN)

The ruler of the Gogol Empire under whose command Dr. Gel is pursuing Dandy.

Others

    The Narrator 
Voiced by: Masaaki Yajima (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)

The shows deadpan, frequently sarcastic voice-over.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Since the Dandy Crew are complete nitwits, he has to inform them that they're stuck in a time-loop in episode 10 himself.
  • Lemony Narrator: He's a tad lazy, and he regularly insults the limited intelligence of Blockhead(Dandy), Bonehead(Meow) and Pinhead(QT).

    Adélie 
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

An orphaned Gentooan girl that Dandy captures on a mission but, due to the Aloha Oé being impounded, he is temporarily stuck with.
  • Badass Adorable: She looks like a cute and harmless little girl but Dandy is not the first alien hunter that's tried to capture her. The others met grissly ends.
  • Casting Gag: In the dub—A blonde-haired little girl who's much more mature than the adult she's traveling with...
  • Child Hater: Inverted to Adult Hater. She claims that all adults are jerks because their age makes them arrogant and they blame their problems on the world.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She's captured twice in her first episode and both times she is capable of escape by exploiting public attention and her sharp teeth.
  • Defiant Captive: She's guaranteed to give her captor a hard time, as Dandy finds out.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially hates Dandy, but as they travel together, she warms up to him and asks to join his crew.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She carries around a large stuffed penguin wherever she goes. Part of the reason is because she stores the consciousness of her victims in it.
  • Humanoid Alien: Virtually human by all superficial appearances. Besides her usually hidden twin stingers her fingernails more closely resemble miniature hooves over the tips. Her feet seem to taper into hooves with heel-like cloves her pupils are inhuman and her hairstyle seems to be biological (shared with her grandfather).
  • Precocious Crush: At the end of Episode 5, she thinks the following with a Luminescent Blush: "I'll grow up quick and when I do, I'll be the one hunting you."
  • Tsundere: A typical mellowed out Type A (Tsun-Tsun). She starts out using her powers on him in anger when she thinks he's going to abandon her and then stomping off to cry. Like any good tsundere of this type, she affectionately calls him an idiot.

     Prince 
Prince and his team.

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

A famous human space-drag racer whose popularity with the ladies at Boobies makes him a rival to Dandy.
  • Affectionate Parody: He's a walking parody of generic pretty boy rivals, right down to having a very similar team to the hero's. However, the writers decided to cut out the middleman and remove any inevitable subtext in favor of making him straight up gay for Dandy.
  • Amoral Attorney: Squeak is stated to be a lawyer, threatens to sue Meow, and even rigs the race by placing a bomb on Dandy's ship.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Emits them at all times, at least until he gets flustered. He somehow has the ability to emit even more when he really gets into it.
  • Bishounen: Enforced with sparkles and anime hair.
  • Bi the Way: Falls in love with Dandy after the latter proves to be a worthy challenger at racing. Since he is a parody of a stereotypical rival character, it was inevitable.
  • Challenge Seeker: When unexpected obstacles appear, he's happy because it means he won't win as easily. He falls for Dandy because Dandy is the first person to push him to his limits.
  • Chick Magnet: Everyone near him begins gushing over him but his one true love is Dandy.
  • '80s Hair: As if to compete with Dandy's pompadour.
  • Expy: You really can't help but think of Griffith when you see him.
    • He's also one of Takuto of Star Driver, which shares the same animation studio - he even has a suspiciously similar nickname.
    • His rat sidekick Squeak is clearly meant to resemble a washed-up Mickey Mouse.
    Squeak: Watch what you say, or I'll sue you. Defamation of character, now why don't you shut your mouth and go find some smelly fish to eat, you dirty cat bastard.
  • Foil: He even has a robot and a furry sidekick (a rat) to foil QT and Meow.
  • The Psycho Rangers: He has his own robot and animal-esque alien (a rat this time) sidekick. They're more Jerkasses than flat-out evil, though (except for Squeak, who rigs the Little Ahola with explosives during a race pit stop.)
  • The Rival: To Dandy. It's because Dandy is worthy of being his rival that he falls in love with him.
  • Spirited Competitor: He says that races are not about winning, they're about fun. He becomes very spirited indeed when Dandy proves capable of keeping up with him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Teal-ish hair.

     Laika 
Voiced by: Keiko Han (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

A lonely dog stranded on the planet Machinia.

     Doctor H 
Voiced by: Mugihito (JP), Chuck Huber (EN)

A cerebral plant from the planet Planta, he is surprised to meet Dandy since he had never encountered an organism that was neither plant nor microbe. He is very introspective and wants to use Dandy's non-plant nature to remove Code D, which causes plants to become ginormous, which he sees as dangerous.

  • Blue and Orange Morality: He has some odd ideas. He seems to be proud of his daughter, but he doesn't object to her putting herself in danger. He also strongly believes that the Vegims should return to being ordinary plants, and embraces becoming a vegetable again as a new beginning, an idea that other scientist plants do not share.
  • Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: Purposely invoked. The plants of Planet Planta were granted high intelligence by Code D, but Dr. H didn't think this was totally a good thing, and missed the simple life of a regular plant. So he has Dandy destroy Code D without telling him what will happen.
  • The Stoic: He shows some emotions, but he's pretty hard to read.

     033H 
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (JP), Felecia Angelle (EN)

Doctor H's adorable daughter, she is quite keen on her new friend Dandy, whom she just knows as Human, and wants to help him.

    Meow's Family 

Meow's family who lives back home in a planet that closely resembles than of a typical 20th century planet.

  • Bratty Half-Pint: All of Meow's little brothers.
  • Cool Old Guy: Meow's dad is a grizzled blue-collar metalworker who takes Dandy's house-crashing in stride and shows nothing but pride for his kids.
  • Dirty Old Man: Meow's dad also doesn't keep any secrets.
    Dandy: Oh yes. If you like boobs, [Boobie's] is the only place to be.
    Meow's Dad: (wistfully) I love boobs...
  • My Beloved Smother: Meow's mom is a mild case - she's happy with him living his own life but drowns him in affection whenever he's around.
  • No Name Given: None of the family is named. Even Dandy just refers to them as "Meow's dad," "Meow's mom," etc.

     The Chameleonian 
Voiced by: Various

An enigmatic and elusive shapeshifting alien that has never been caught or properly studied. It's 100 million wulong bounty entices many an alien hunter, but few have every come across. Given what it can do, that's hardly surprising.

  • Copy Cat Sue: Invoked. He transforms into an equally boorish, but somewhat nicer version of Dandy to get QT and Meow on its side.
  • Friendly Enemy: Once it fails to drive Dandy crazy, it decides to amicably coexist with him, albeit completely in sync.
  • Master of Disguise: Shapeshifting alien so good that he can make his victims believe that they themselves are the Chameleonian
  • Screw Yourself: It's attracted to what it imitates and will shower lots of compliments on both parties involved.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: It supposedly has one, but no one, not even the creature itself, has seen it.
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: It can make those it imitates experience this if it doesn't merely confuse them to the point of catatonia; the unlucky target will begin to question whether he or she was the genuine article at all, and may end up believing that they themselves are Chameleonians. The narration implies that Chameleonians suffer from identity crises themselves as they have never seen their "true" forms.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Considers itself a part of the crew instead of its prisoner. Which leads to...
  • The Starscream: It tries to usurp Dandy as the ship's captain and well...Dandy.
  • Stop Copying Me: It will insist that you stop copying it.
  • Troll: It escapes Dandy in the Alien Registration Center, only to stick around to mess with them more and steal Dandy's crew for himself.

     Toaster 
Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (JP), Brandon Potter (EN)

A resident of Dream Island, the dumping ground for the "defective" robots of Deathroid City. Despite his mismatched and decrepit exterior, he is a rather charismatic machine that helps QT find Miss Maker and holds sway over the many robots who were likewise exiled there. Unfortunately, his plan to achieve his benevolent desire to free his brethren from oppression reveals that his appearance isn't the only thing about him that's grotesquely warped.

     Alternate Dandy and Crew 
Alternate Universe versions of Dandy and his Crew.
  • The Ace: The first alternate Dandy is the most successful alien hunter in his universe.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Kid Dandy, who's one of the smartest of all the Dandys.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Big Dandy is a bushy-haired, sunglasses wearing TITAN with a blue trucker's cap.
  • Alternate Universe: All of them are the Dandy, QT and Meow of their respective universes who end up in Main!Dandy's universe due to him constantly pulling the cosmic string.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Ace-verse Dandy.
  • Beast Man: One of the Dandys that appears in the background appears to be a dog with a top hat and suit.
  • Bishōnen: Ninja-verse Dandy appears to be parodying this trope every time he takes his sunglasses off.
  • Bi the Way: They might be different Dandys, but they all still love the ladies. This includes She-Dandy, who joins the other Dandys in looking at regular Dandy's magazine.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Triangle Dandy.
  • Bookworm: Kid Dandy's ship is lined with shelves filled to the brim with books.
  • Cat Girl: The Meow of Trucker-verse Dandy's crew is one, although her voice just sounds like Meow pretending to be a girl.
  • Char Clone: One Dandy is specifically stated to be a Mobile Suit pilot... Except he looks like Cosmo from Space Runaway Ideon instead. The one that looks like Char is a space ninja, funnily enough.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: The Dragon Ball styled Dandy acts like Michael Jackson would in such a situation.
  • Cyborg: Ace-verse Meow appears to be one, as he has a massive robot body.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Trucker-verse Dandy.
  • Death Seeker: Emo Dandy.
  • Dem Bones: One version of QT is a skeleton robot.
  • Deus Angst Machina: One Dandy's universe sucks so much, that his version of Meow is a psychotic looking humanoid robot who only screeches "MEOW" in a shrill mechanical voice. He walks around carrying a helmet under his arm, but Dandy has never seen him put it on. His translator doesn't even know what Meow is saying. QT happens to be this short old man walking around in a pink space suit, but he's completely incompetent in doing anything other than sneezing against his own space helmet. Emo Dandy's life sucks THAT MUCH, that the Narrator claims that all future episodes will feature this Dandy instead.
  • Distaff Counterpart: There are female versions of the characters, with one purple-haired female Dandy and a Cat Girl Meow who still has a masculine voice.
  • The Eeyore: Emo Dandy. He's depressed because his Meow and QT are so bizarre and useless.
  • The Exotic Detective: Space Inspector Dandy.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The only alternate universe Dr. Gel we see, much like his counterpart, looks like a gorilla, but Kid-verses Dr. Gel also acts like a gorilla.
  • Gender Flip: Trucker-verse's Meow, as well as at least one other Dandy.
  • Gonk: Mascot Dandy.
  • Leotard of Power: Trucker-verse Dandy and Meow. The former wears a vest over it.
  • Ninja Log: Ninja-verse QT constantly changes form with his substitution jutsu. He changes into a cat statue, a kappa, a tanooki, but no log.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Comic-verse Dandy is pretty much the result of putting Dandy in a blender with Michael Jackson and Goku.
  • No Indoor Voice: Comic-verse Dandy is never not-yelling his dialogue.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Though the original crew likes some of the alternate counterparts, they eventually get tired of them all when they get stuck into the same spaceship and have to spend time together until they find a solution to return them back to their dimensions. Once Emo Dandy comes into the picture, everyone is freaked out from the sheer horror of his crew members.
  • Pokémon Speak: The Dr. Gel of Kid Dandy's universe can only say "Gel." Similarly, his Bea only says "Bebebebebe."
  • Product Placement: Bearbrick Dandy.
  • Schrödinger's Cat: The Meow of Kid-Dandy's universe is of an alien species called Schrodingarians. He's a little cat kept inside a box and alternates between being dead and alive every time the box is opened.
  • Sixth Ranger: Several of the alternate universes have Honey tagging along as the fourth member of Dandy's crew.
  • Shout-Out: Many of the alternate universes are references to other anime. Comic-verse Dandy rides around on a cloud and searches for magic balls a la Dragon Ball, Big Dandy is clearly supposed to be a nod to Attack on Titan (he's even shown crashing through a massive concrete wall), and another universe has Dandy and crew act as Highly-Visible Ninja similar to Naruto.
  • Space Trucker: The second alternate Dandy and his crew.
  • Underboobs: Honey in Ace-verse Dandy's universe is a sexy huge-chested fangirl, sporting underboob that would give Nelliel and Harribel a run for their money.
  • The Unintelligible: Emo Dandy's Meow only speaks in a creepy, guttural "meow" sound, and his alien translator does nothing to help.
  • Verbal Tic: Trucker-verse Meow often spits out puns on the word "Meow."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ace-verse Dandy has a spiky blue pomp, while Space Inspector Dandy has puffy blue hair, and so does another one from another universe. She-Dandy has bright purple hair, while Ace-verse Honey has bright pink, as does another Dandy from another unnamed universe.

     Ukulele Man 
Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Bryce Papenbrook (EN)

A rare and singular example of his kind, the Ukulele Man is an alien musician and self-proclaimed "smile aficionado" that resembles a skeleton marionette with a tribal mask for a face. He resents his static facial features and desires to better express himself. To that end, he has lured Dandy to his mansion on a hostile jungle world as he covets his smile above all others and believes it to be the key to achieving his goals.

    Carpaccio 
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

  • Cassandra Truth: His species wouldn't believe him about the star destroying their planet.
  • Driven to Suicide: After finding out what his people have become the years he's been gone he ran into the intense heat of the very star he tried to save them from.
  • Fish People: He's a fish that walks on his own hind fins.
  • Furry Confusion: Despite Carpaccio being an alien with fully-human sapience, Meow wants to eat him badly and he Dandy eventually do since his corpse is too cooked to be of any use for registration.
  • Kick the Dog: He only planned to get back to Planet Girlfriend on his own and abandons Dandy and Meow to fall back to Planet Pushy Boyfriend the moment the opportunity presents itself.
  • Save the Villain: Meow attempts this, but it was probably for the potential bounty getting Carpaccio registered would net him.

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