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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.
In 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.
Defied in the finale, which has the narrator, who is revealed to be God, offer Dandy to become the new God of all the universe. Dandy decides that he'd rather be able to grope boobs and butts as a mortal instead, and resets the universe back to episode 1.
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.
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.
Brilliant but Lazy: Played With. Dandy doesn't mind putting in massive amounts of effort when trying to capture aliens for registration but outside of that he is almost habitually against doing anything other than having a good time. His alien registering is also an example as he is clearly qualified for a variety of different jobs but sticks with it so he can get a massive payout for little work and indulge his vices as much as he pleases.
Butt Monkey: The entire universe seems to delight in humiliating him and beating him up.
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. and in episode 19 he went after the cloudian who took Scarlet when he hears that Cloudians 'seduce then ditch' from QT.
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.
He's also rather serene about the way warping guarantees that he isn't the original Dandy. A fact that Catherine couldn't deal with when they were dating.
Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He has a... rather unique mindset based around boobies his personal appearance. It's the Dandy way.
The Constant: In the finale, the narrator explains that wherever universe he's in, he's still the same Dandy.
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.
Dead All Along: "A World With No Sadness, Baby!" revolves around this happening to him. Luckily, the status quo turns everything back to normal just like every other episode.
Decoy Protagonist: The first Dandy introduced in the show is replaced by an identical copy of himself from another universe after Meow activates the Warp Drive. Then after that one dies, the story follows the exploits of different Dandies.
Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: At the end of "A World With No Sadness, Baby!", he is still on Planet Limbo and wearing a white tuxedo. Poe, the humanoid personification of Planet Limbo, is wearing a dress for the first time since her flashback.
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. (Though in that case it's more understandable since the ramen was said to be emergency food supplies that Dandy was storing.)
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.
When QT suggests looking for unregistered aliens at a mixer, Dandy refuses. He says that finding love is hard as it is, he doesn't want to be the one to drag someones potential soulmate through the door.
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.
Genius Ditz: Sure, he's prone to forgetting what his objective is and isn't the most perceptive individual, but he has moments of brilliance that seem to suggest he's more competent than he appears. Most notably, he figures out the mechanics of warping all by himself, something that Catherine was not surprised by.
Guns Akimbo: In promotional materials and while piloting Hawaii Yankee.
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. He isn't notably bothered by a lack of results however as he seems to enjoy the process of flirting even if he fails at impressing women.
The Hedonist: He lives to eat food, ogle women and otherwise "go with the flow". His job as an alien hunter allows him to enjoy all of these vices while occasionally getting some money for it.
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 15 he receives a message addressed to "Mr. Space Dandy".
Hot-Blooded: Has a tendency to get really charged up during adventures.
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.
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.
It's All About Me: Partially justified because it kind of is, just not in the way he thinks.
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.
He's also perhaps one of the best surfers in the galaxy, having managed to surf off of an exploding planet and through the resulting debris field, and surfing a literal river of time where a wipeout could very well erase him from the time stream. Ironically, his claim to have been an amazing surfer is the one part of his Multiple-Choice Past that he outright admitted he made up.
When Scarlet is legitimately in danger in episode 23, he legitimately mans up and doesn't screw around.
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.
The Munchausen: Some of the daring feats he boasts about are outright lies. Few of them are true, and many of the ones that are were done by other versions of himself from across the multiverse.
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.
OOC Is Serious Business: Episode 23. Dandy turns down an opportunity to visit BooBies and splurge his latest haul of money, because of his growing romantic feelings for Scarlet.
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.
Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Dandy can be counted on to do what is right in lieu of a rather sizable paycheck, even if he has invested extensive amounts of time and resources into obtaining aliens for registration.
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.
Throw the Dog a Bone: Episode 23 has him and Scarlet bonding with each other while warding off her stalker ex-boyfriend. Finding some rare aliens and collecting their bounties during their time together probably helped.
Unkempt Beauty: "A World Without Sadness, Baby!". Even after not having eaten, slept or bathed for several days, Dandy still looks good. To quote the man himself: " Even when I'm dead, I'm still pretty dandy."
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.
Vague Age: In the episode, "An Other-Dimensional Tale, Baby," it makes dandy's age... confusing to say the least. Being as ten years ago he looks the same as he does now. Meaning he's possibly 30, 40, or maybe older. And yet he's somehow able to pass as a high school student.
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. Averted in episode 19 where he goes back to the Cloudian ship to save Meow and Scarlet.
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.
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.
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.
Characterization Marches On: We're introduced to Meow as he's taking creepshots of the waitresses, marking him as a shameless pervert and immoral. This trait is fazed out fairly quickly as his laziness, otaku tendencies and role as the Butt Monkey take center stage. Most future appearances at Boobies he's just distracted by his phone, and when Dandy reveals his point card with a holographic honey, Meow's obsession is more akin to a cat swiping at a laser than any form of lust.
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 takes place on his home planet and with his family. It's a very, very, very long day.
Deadpan Snarker: He seems to have taken up this role nowadays, snarking on pretty much everything Dandy does.
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.
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.
Interspecies Romantic: 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.
Informed Attribute: Supposedly a pervert, at least according to Dandy, but outside of his introductory scene in episode 1 he never does anything perverted and doesn't even show much interest in women in general at all, outside of minor cases. In the first episode, he said he'd never creep on the waitresses again, so justified.
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.
The Kirk: Significantly more rational than Dandy, but still more likely to act irrationally than QT.
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: Meow is often the one who finds out about rare aliens, but it's usually through rather standard means available to anyone and he doesn't do much to actually help catch them.
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.
Off Model: Of all the characters, Meow is the one who differs in appearance the most from animator to animatornote not including stylistic episodes where its obvious 10 seconds in that there's a change in animation for everything, with his proportions and face being generally inconsistent. Sometimes how he's drawn changes even within the same episode.◊ And his hands constantly change from being claws to stubs to human hands.◊
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.
Out of Focus: Season 2 sees both him and QT sidelined in favor of focusing on Dandy's interactions with that episode's new character.
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.
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.
Advertised Extra: Despite appearing in the opening titles with the rest of the cast, she's only played any major part in only a handful of episodes, otherwise, She appears in nearly every episode, but these scenes are generally incredibly brief and give her a handful of lines at most. She is given much more focus in the 2nd season.
Badass: She took down a giant demon, a giant snowman, and a giant version of Santa Claus with a single kick each.
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.
Defrosting Ice Queen: Her character interaction with Dandy throughout episode 23 is built entirely on this trope. She begins to show jealously when he flirts with other women and gets upset as he fails to take their fake date seriously. Eventually she discovers a shared interest with Dandy, leading them to sincerely enjoy each other's company. By the end of the episode it's pretty clear Scarlet fell in love with him.
Fiery Redhead: Tries to be calm and professional, but circumstances (and Dandy) force her into this role more often than not.
Stoic Spectacles: Is always cool, calm and collected when dealing with Dandy at the Alien Registration Bureau.
Tsundere: Implied. While she's generally very cold and almost hostile towards Dandy, she blushes when he carries her off of Gentle's exploding ship. It should also be noted that her ideal guy is someone "gentle and dandy."
A bubbly waitress at the branch of BooBies "breastaurant" that Dandy frequents. Her real name is Lady Nobra.
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.
This is an enforced personality trait while working at BooBies; at breastertainment restaurants, the girls have to act super cheery and participate in whatever gimmick is going on. Just ask any ex or current waiter who's been forced to participate in clapping and singing "Happy Birthday" on the job.
Badass Driver: She randomly shows up in the space race episode, and does pretty well.
We later learn that she's a Biker Babe who rides her motorcycle everywhere.
The finale has her piloting the Aloha Oe with amazing skill.
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. Turns out she's half Cloudian...Go figure.
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.
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.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Doctor Gel can prove to be competent from time to time, though fate usually finds a way to screw with him. In the finale, he also shrugs off several bullets and squashes Bea with a single hand, while being shot in the face.
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.
Heel-Face Turn: After being betrayed and shot by Bea, and the Golgol Empire's super weapon is about to go off, it's up to Dandy to stop it, but he's got no ship. Dr. Gel then offers Dandy the opportunity to use his ship.
Informed Ability: While Honey is sweet talking him he claims that he can "hold his own". In that same episode, Honey effortlessly suplexes him unconscious while he fails to even land an attack on her. Though on the finale he does manage to kill Bea.
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.
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.
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 completely unaware of his existence until the finale.
Villainous Friendship: Bea and him seem to develop one as the show goes by. Which only makes more depressing when Bea backstabs him.
Your Size May Vary: Sometimes he's a giant in comparison to Bea, and sometimes he's merely twice as tall.
Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair (complete with a topknot), and his job requires a certain amount of intelligence.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He reveals himself as a Jaicro mole in the finale, only to screw them over so that he can hijack Dandy to become a god.
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.
Knight of Cerebus: After shooting Dr. Gel in cold blood in the finale, and double crossing both the Gogol and Jaicro Empires to gain access to Dandy's pyonium and become a god, his actions throughout the series get cast in a much darker light.
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.
The Mole: He was a spy working for the Jaicro Empire the whole time, though he ends up betraying them as well in order to gain godlike power.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: When given command of the Seventh Fleet during the assault on the library planet, Bea shows some competence in the field. When an opportunity presents itself for Dandy's capture they actually manage to make Dandy not only notice their efforts, but engage them, and they might have even won if the planet hadn't stepped in to help. His reveal at the end of the series does cement him as one of the most competent antagonists, playing Dr. Gel, Admiral Perry and the Jaicro Empire for fools.
The Starscream: He betrays Dr. Gel and Admiral Perry, as he was a spy for the Jaicro Empire, but then he betrays them as well in order to control the universe.
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).
The finale really pushes this to the limit, as he is at one point small enough to be gripped in Dr. Gel's hand, though that might actually be Dr. Gel becoming giant due to rage and pyonium exposure.
Cool Crown: Wears one. There's also planets floating around his head, though it isn't clear of this is connected to the crown.
Dem Bones: Not only does he have a skull head, but he has bony arms as well, as shown in episode 8.
Evil Counterpart: To Dandy due to him being a fiery cheapskate decked out in star motifs who is all too willing to dispose of underlings when they prove to be troublesome or useless. The two of them are also hunting highly elusive prey across the cosmos.
He's also one to Johnny, although it might be more appropriate to say Johnny is the Good Counterpart to him (given that Johnny was introduced later and didn't appear as often).
The Man Behind the Curtain: The finale reveals that the giant flaming skeletal figure we've seen all this time was simply a hologram and that the real Admiral Perry is simply an old man. Not that this stops him from strangling Johnny.
Near Villain Victory: Perry (in his own conception, at least) actually does suceed in destroying the entire universe, but Dandy's action end up undoing his victory at the final moment.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Perry and his forces are treated as total chumps throughout the show until the finale when he succeeds in capturing Dandy and reveals to have constructed a superweapon capable of conquering all reality. He also manages to get the jump on Johnny and nearly strangles him to death.
Omnicidal Maniac: As reality is close to being undone, he brags he's about to win.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. He's also the narrator/God.
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.
God in Alien Form: He's actually God (who's also the narrator), and takes it just to mess with Dandy.
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 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.
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.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Like the other robots of Dream Island, his developing emotions impaired his ability to do his job, culminating in his exile.
Cute Machines: He would be if he wasn't so heavily scarred and disfigured.
Evil Counterpart: QT. In contrast to QT's abrasive personality, contempt for emotions, whole and round body, bright color scheme, and exceptional mobility, Toaster is rather cheerful, is in tune with his feelings, angular, darkly colored, and due to his mismatched parts he can barely manage to limp to places. In addition, the two of them are both considered to be old robots, though it's much more apparent with Toaster.
Freudian Excuse: Being tossed away and left to rot for years didn't do his fondness for his creators any favors.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: He's seen some tear and misuse, resulting in something like this. He's an anti-villain.
Hypocrite: He talks at length about how robots have the right to think for themselves, but the moment QT disagrees with his plan to kill the residents of Deathroid, he casually tries to murder him in cold blood and leaves him to die.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Dissonant Serenity: Though he claims to feel a variety of emotions, his immovable face and constant tone of voice make him seem perpetually calm no matter the situation. This is played straight after Dandy mortally wounds him.
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 and 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...Or to eat him.
An Ordinary High-School Student from Baberly Hills High. Unlike the most popular students — experts at dancing and singing — she's at the lowest of the pecking order, along with the anime freaks and teacher's pets.
Adorkable: Shy as heck with big, round glasses and an overall small stature.
The Glasses Gotta Go: Dandy believes that she's one of those types whose inner beauty is hiding behind the nerd glasses, but sadly behind those glasses are comically-shut eyes. They turn into Sexy Spectacles during the prom night dance.
Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted; Freckles certainly wanted Dandy, but it's very unclear if Dandy felt the same way.
Opaque Nerd Glasses: It's impossible to see her eyes because of them. It leads Dandy to suspect that she's "secret hot". She's not.
Ordinary High-School Student: Well, by the show standards she's a normal student despite being an alien with a sprout on top of her head and the alien Dandy and his crew were initially going to capture but forgot about it.
Redheads Are Uncool: Again she's at the lowest of the pecking order and she also has carrot-colored hair.
The Charmer: It's a natural Cloudian ability, but Gentle seems to particularly capitalize on it.
Chivalrous Pervert: He claims he wants to "make women happy" and he does so in response to Scarlet thinking he's a baser sort of pervert.
Curb-Stomp Battle: He mentions that his cloud has no weaponry but when Dr. Gel kidnapped Honey he flies in to save her. He's able to grip the enemy ship and run electricity through it, destroying it without much effort. The trope is then turned on him when the seventh fleet shows up and annihilates his Cloud.
Fisher King: His cloud actively reacts to his mood, so it rains when he's sad and will let out a thunderstorm when he's angry. It gets destroyed by the Gogol Empire by the end, making him worthless to Dandy.
Human Alien: Were it not for his ears, he'd otherwise look like a handsome young man. It ends up being a problem for Dandy when, after Gentle loses his cloud, Scarlet claims he's more or less just a human and no longer a rare alien.
Big Good: By nature of leading the empire in opposition of the Gogol Empire and being friends with Dandy. The finale hints that he and Perry have something of a history with one another.
Bishounen: He's supposed to look like a sexy rock star, so it's a given.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Watching his behavior makes you forget that he leads an empire technologically advanced enough to defeat the Gogol Empire's most powerful weapon in seconds.
The Cavalry: He leads an all-out assault on the Gogol Empire homeworld at the finale to rescue Dandy.
Female Gaze: At the Debut Concert, he bends down so his face is real close to the viewers before he turns around, gets down on his knees, and shakes his butt at the audience, along with the viewers of the show too.
Meta Casting: A character named Johnny who's in a rock band and pilots a Zord is played by a guy named Johnny who's in a rock band and pilots a Zord.
Hypocritical Humor: Criticizes Dandy for not washing his hands, which is doubly ironic because he rushed him before he had a chance to do so and didn't even flush the toilet he was using seconds before.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He and Dandy tend to start beating each other up on a moment's notice, but he also proves to be one of the best friends Dandy has ever had.
King Incognito: Hides his identity to start a band with Dandy. It turns out he didn't need to, since Dandy doesn't even know what the Jaicro Empire is.
Large Ham: Delivers every one of his lines like he's saying something profound.
Modest Royalty: Would much rather be a rock star than run an empire and never wears flashy clothes when out in public.
Mr. Fanservice: Parodied during his concert with Dandy, where they each take turns at getting angry at the other one's sex appeal.
Status Quo Is God: Played With. Despite the good chemistry he and Dandy share (outside drop kicking each other in the face over trivial things), and how well he would fit in with the rest of the cast, the two part ways without either saying good bye to the other by the end of the episode. However, unlike many of the other one-off characters Johnny does come back later, though he remains independent.
Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Dandy fight over absolutely everything, but he clearly understands Dandy far more than any other character in the series has. This gets to the point Honey notices and suggests the band name "Dropkix" because they always kept doing it to each other.
Inexplicably Awesome: Ferdinand displays several supernatural abilities and nature in general (like being summoned by the mention of the word "someone"), but just what exactly is he is never addressed.
The Jester: What his overall appearance and mannerisms show.
An ex-girlfriend from Dandy's past. Who happens to be a fourth-dimensional being resembling a fancy box with a heart.
Amicable Exes: She and Dandy become this during the end of her episode, but it's knowingly one-sided on Dandy's part since she considers the Dandy she fell in love with to be long dead vis-a-vis warping.
Informed Deformity: Believes that she's getting on in years, though anyone who isn't a fourth-dimensional being like her probably couldn't tell.
Loving a Shadow: Averted. Her being unable to do this is why she broke up with Dandy, as he wasn't the same person he was before warping.
Not So Above It All: Despite her casual claims of being above trivial concerns, she does in fact remember how long it's been since she and Dandy broke up, is unable to think of a good way to infiltrate her ex's 2D universe, and declines confronting Paul directly because she thinks she's gotten old and wants him to remember her the way she was. Finally, while the frequently callow Dandy is able to make peace with what warping actually does, she is ultimately unable to.
Working with the Ex: What her episode amounts to. Though in her perspective, this technically isn't the case.