''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, any one of which can pop up at any moment. So here's a summary of the recurring characters.
* ''[[Characters/TheVentureBrothersTeamVenture Team Venture]]'' [[labelnote:Note]]Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture, Dean Venture, Hank Venture, Dermott Fictel, H.E.L.P.eR, Sgt. Hatred[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[Characters/TheVentureBrothersOSI The OSI]]'' [[labelnote:Note]]Brock Samson, Col. Hunter Gathers, Shore-Leave/Holy Diver, Mile-High/Sky Pilot, Headshot and Golden Amber, General Treister, Doe and Cardholder, Molotov Cocktease, Myra Brandish, Race Bannon[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[Characters/TheVentureBrothersVentureAllies Venture Allies]]''[[labelnote:Note]]Pete White, Billy "Quizboy" Whelan, Dr. Byron Orpheus, The Alchemist, Jefferson Twilight, Orpheus' Master, Triana Orpheus[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[Characters/TheVentureBrosTheMonarchAndCohorts The Monarch And Cohorts]]''


[[folder:''The Guild of Calamitous Intent'']]
!!The Sovereign[=/=]David Bowie
-->''"Pay no attention to the handsome and ageless rock star hiding behind the couch! I am the mighty Sovereign!"''
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=] (As the Sovereign Head), James Urbaniak (As Bowie)

The enigmatic leader of the Guild, who just happens to be none other than Music/DavidBowie. [[spoiler:Or really, a shapeshifter impersonating Bowie.]]
Tropes associated with The Sovereign:
* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:Turns out he's not David Bowie, but a shapeshifter impersonating him.]]
* AffablyEvil: Running the biggest supervillain organization in the world, but we've never really seen any evidence of him being a bad guy (though Brock wants to kill him over ''[[NoodleIncident something]]'' he did in Berlin).
** BaitTheDog: Comes off just as affable and quirky as any other villain on the show despite being the head of a global evil organization. Then ''All This and Gargantua-2'' comes along and [[spoiler:he tries to murder most of his own allies and a lot of innocent civilians just to welch out on a DealWithTheDevil he made with the Investors. He even lampshades it to Doctor Girlfriend, pointing out that it's hardly a surprise that the leader of the biggest supervillain syndicate in the world would be, you know, ''evil'']].
* CardCarryingVillain: Admits it in his own snarky way.
--> ''"Right, the heir to the global evil organization is a bad man, who'd've guessed? Total shocker."''
* CelebrityImpersonator: James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture, Phantom Limb, etc). Allegedly, they tried to get the real Bowie, but he declined. This is also lampshaded with Sovereign's first appearance as Bowie.
** And according to Monstroso, [[spoiler:he isn't the real Bowie. Merely a former shape-shifting super-villain, who met Bowie in the 80's, and apparently uses Bowie as his favorite public persona. Granted, this does explain a few things and allows the show to keep using him as often as it does.]]
* TheChessmaster: In the conflicts he has been featured in, he has demonstrated an aptitude for thinking a few steps ahead of his opposition. [[spoiler: Proves to be in over his head against the Investors and Killinger, however.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: Noticeably avoids this until the fifth season, where he tries to pull a ''three-way'' backstab in events culminating in ''All This and Gargantua-2''. He has most of the Guild's Council of Thirteen killed, promises Phantom Limb and the Revenge Society the open seats, then leaves them to die on the exploding Gargantua-2 while at the same time trying to have the Investors killed in order to get out of a deal he made with them. He ''almost'' gets away with it if not for an accidental shot from Head Shot...]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Has shades of this.
--> ''"[[CrowningMomentOfFunny No. Please don't activate a broken coffee mug]]."''
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: It turns out that he rose to the position of Sovereign thanks to a deal with the Investors. He tries to have them killed in ''All This and Gargantua-2'' before they collect on their end of the deal.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Headshot accidentally kills him when he fires randomly into the air, killing him in his eagle form.]]
** [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: ...well, we see ''an'' eagle fall dead afterwards.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of sorts. [[spoiler:He finally takes center stage in the special, ''All This and Gargantua-2'', where he's in a BigBadEnsemble with the Investors.]]
* HugeHolographicHead: The majority of his public appearances.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: [[spoiler:His deal with The Investors turns out to have been mainly for the shapeshifting abilities. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch calls him out as a loser who just ''acts'' like important people. He doesn't disagree.]]
-->[[spoiler: Dr. Mrs. The Monarch: "So, who are you really?"]]
-->[[spoiler: Sovereign: "Oh, no one. [[AlasPoorVillain Just someone who wanted to be anyone but himself]].]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Accidentally taken out by Headshot. ...Maybe.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Seems to shrug off that which would outright destroy an ordinary person. [[spoiler: But even if he can shrug off Phantom Limb's death touch, he's not immune to bullets. Maybe.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Music/DavidBowie, though not explicitly mentioned as much as before, but it's still obvious.
* OpenSecret: The true identity of The Sovereign is a carefully guarded Guild secret... but everyone already knows he is Music/DavidBowie.
** [[spoiler:Averted, as revealed in Season 5.]].
* {{Rotoscoping}}: His appearance as the Sovereign has extremely naturalistic animation.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: That said, it's fairly clear that Sovereign underestimates Phantom Limb's abilities, as Limb has escaped Sovereign himself and several Guild ambushes, the latter with ease.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His primary power.

!!Red Mantle & Dragoon
-->'''Red Mantle''': Two heads ''are'' better than one!\
'''Dragoon''': What does that have to do with anything?\
'''Red Mantle''': Nothing, I've just been wanting to say that all day. I got sick of waiting for an opportunity.
-->'''Voiced By:'''Doc Hammer (Red Mantle) and Christopher [=McCulloch=](Dragoon)

Two members of the Guild's [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Council of Thirteen]], they moved into the spotlight in season four. They have spent decades in the Guild headquarters, leaving both of them out-of-touch with the outside world. After a near-fatal encounter with Phantom Limb, Dragoon's life was saved when Billy Quizboy attached his head to Red Mantle's shoulder.
Tropes associated with Red Mantle & Dragoon:
* AscendedExtra
--> '''Doc Hammer:''' We took silhouettes and gave them an episode.
* BadassGrandpa: When he still had a body, Dragoon could pick up Revenge and toss him like a ragdoll.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: If a throwaway line in the season 5 Halloween special is to be believed, Red Mantle's magical powers come from, surprise surprise, his [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin red mantle.]]
* DishingOutDirt: Red Mantle's apparent power (or at least one of them,) as seen in the season 5 episode "Bot Seeks Bot" when [[spoiler: he uses this power to move dirt onto the grave of the deceased Councilman #4.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Pulls this along with Dr. Z in ''All this and Gargantua 2'', defecting to the OSI in return for protection from the Sovereign.]]
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Dragoon.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: It is made ''very'' clear that they are actually Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, with the plane crash that killed both musicians merely a cover for their induction into the Guild's Council.
* MultipleHeadCase: They had to spend some time adjusting and coordinating to this arrangement. Dragoon insists that he will eventually take over the whole body.
-->'''Dragoon''': I've been standing here all day with my dick in my hand!
-->'''Red Mantle''': [[AccidentalInnuendo That was MY dick]].
* RetiredBadass: Guild masterminds, and Dragoon still had some fight in him before losing his body.
* SilenceYouFool: Dragoon hung several lampshades on this during the Council's first appearance.
* StoutStrength[=/=]{{Acrofatic}}: Dragoon, prior to their merging.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Not like they have much of a choice.

!!King Gorilla

-->'''Monarch''': ''"Oh this isn't gay. But King Gorilla over there is! And I bet he can't wait to snap off a piece of your dick in his ****!"''
-->'''King Gorilla''': (Kissy lips.)
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]

A tough old talking gorilla who served time in prison alongside The Monarch. [[spoiler: He made a deal with the Investors to donate his heart to Monstroso when he dies in exchange for getting out on his life sentence.]]
Tropes associated with King Gorilla:
* BlackComedyRape: See PrisonRape.
* CaptainErsatz: To two DC Comics villains, Gorilla Grodd and Monsieur Mallah (the latter of whom is also gay).
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Courtesy of The Investors.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:When The Investors come to collect his heart. He doesn't panic, just gruffly tells them to get it over with.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: In order to get the Monarch out and back to Doctor Girlfriend, he helps him break out, knowing full and well the Guild will be on his ass. He was let out in season four.
** Also a villainous example, [[spoiler: he would eventually give his heart to a dying Monstroso, who arranged his release from prison in return]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: His lung cancer proved to be fatal. Or rather [[spoiler: ''would'' have been fatal, had the Investors not ripped out his heart to give to Monstroso.]]
* KillerGorilla: Well, he is a gorilla super villain.
* ManiacMonkeys: The Venture universe's contribution to the lineup of evil talking gorillas.
* ManlyGay: He's a supervillain gorilla with none of the stereotypical mannerisms.
* PrisonRape: He tried to rape The Monarch once, but he couldn't get it up because Monarch looked too much like a girl from behind. He even brought him back to his cell, but still felt nothing.
* PutOnABus: After playing a major part in the season two premiere, he vanished from the show.
** TheBusCameBack: In Season 4, dying from lung cancer. His life sentence was commuted [[spoiler: upon the condition that he give up his heart to Monstroso upon his death.]]


-->'''Dr. Girlfriend''': ''"Monstroso? That's what this is about? He's the king of the double cross. I mean, think about it, he's a lawyer and a supervillain. That's like a shark with a grenade launcher on its head."''
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]

An influential supervillain and lawyer. The Monarch tries to team up with him to screw over Venture at the season four midpoint. This ends about as well as you'd expect (remember, this is a show about failure). [[spoiler: Captured by the OSI during Season 5, and [[NeverFoundTheBody (possibly)]] killed by the Investors as an anti-snitching measure.]]
Tropes associated with Monstroso:
* AffablyEvil / PetTheDog: He's pretty nice to Billy, ButtMonkey among [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkies]], in ''The Silent Partners'', showing him a great time on his CoolShip, sympathizing with his problems and finally [[AManIsNotAVirgin helping him get laid]]. Granted he was trying to butter Billy up before asking him to perform a heart transplant, but it's not like he couldn't have simply put a gun to his head or counted on the bribe of becoming a real doctor - he went out of his way to show Billy a good time.
* AmoralAttorney: He's a ''supervillain lawyer.''
* AscendedExtra: We first hear about Monstroso in the henchman-published book that leads to the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend's divorce in the first season.
-->'''Monarch:''' And there's this picture of you in Monstroso's lap!
-->'''Dr. Girlfriend:''' That was at a party. Look at his lap! There's like five people on there!
* BigBeautifulMan: We've gotten enough looks at him shirtless and he's got a physique that can be considered a cross between Brock and 21's.
* TheBrute: Subverted. He's a ManOfWealthAndTaste AmoralAttorney who happens to be a ten-foot-tall wrestler.`
* CardCarryingVillain: Devil motifs. Really.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Double-crossing is his MO, and it's perfectly allowable (and ''encouraged'') by Guild law.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: During the second half of the fourth season, after recovering from a mid-season surgery.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Seemingly dropped to his doom by The Investors.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has an inhumanly deep voice.
* {{Expy}}: Shares a number of similarities with MarvelComics villain, ComicBook/TheKingpin, including his monstrous size, nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. He also shares some traits with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey Anton LaVey]], founder of the Church of Satan, including his facial hair, devil hood, and general devil motif.
* GeniusBruiser: Obviously very intelligent, he also seems to be just as strong as he looks since [[spoiler: he actually ''survived'' the epic beatdown delivered by Brock and 21]].
* KarmaHoudini: Subverted at the very last minute in his first appearance.
* LargeAndInCharge: [[http://mantiseye.com/img/caps/507/notes/mugshot-monstroso-full.jpg 7'4, to be specific.]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He's a supervillain lawyer businessman with a massive yacht and a taste for fine cigars.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A play on "monstrous".
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: In "Operation P.R.O.M.", he and Molotov are in a limo as it falls down a cliff and explodes, and in the Season 5 premiere his "body" turns out to be an inflatable decoy. Five episodes after reveal he's still alive. But in that same episode he goes missing ''again'' after being phased though the wall of the OSI airship and dropped from hundreds of feet in the air.]]
* OhCrap: When [[spoiler:The Investors appear during his interrogation on the O.S.I. Heli-Carrier]], he has a severe freak out. Nothing had fazed him before, from fighting 21 and Brock simultaneously to being [[spoiler: at the mercy of the O.S.I.]] Now he's scared witless.
* RunningGag: He offers the Monarch a cigar four times in about ninety seconds.
--> "Fine, yes! Gimme a fucking cigar!"
* SmugSnake: Trying to defeat both the Venture family and The Monarch simultaneously... with zoning law fine print.

!!Watch and Ward
-->'''Phantom Limb''': ...Very well, but you may have to give me the shot in my derriere. Needles can't penetrate my electro-impalpable limbs!
-->'''Watch''': Yeah, 'needles'. Good one. Try Giant Metal Spikes.
-->'''Ward''': They're wonderful and frightening and they go in through your neck and they replace all your blood!
-->'''Watch''': You get your blood back at the end of the summit, unless that 'loss of life' thing happens. Then we send your next of kin a big jar of blood and a very nice card.
-->'''Voiced By''': Christopher [=McCulloch=] (Watch) and Doc Hammer (Ward)
High-ranking Guild communications officers, who report directly to the Sovereign. They're fairly good at their jobs, when not distracted by inconsequential matters, be they misplaced juice boxes or mp3 selection.
Tropes associated with Watch and Ward:
* AuthorAvatar: Their conversations are often taken from actual conversations between Jackson and Doc. As a bonus, Doc and Ward (whom he voices) are both blond.
* IdiotBall: Failed to notice Phantom Limb's escape from Guild HQ, due to Watch having a bug clinging to his back.
-->'''Watch''': Aah! It's one of those ones that flies!
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: And they're constantly bickering and trip each other up at every turn.

-->''"Save my place in the queue. There's something I feel I must do. Something ''[[NameDrop torrid.]]"''
-->'''Voiced By''': Christopher [=McCulloch=]
The Order of the Triad's Guild-sanctioned archenemy, who has a fire theme.
Tropes associated with Torrid:
* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent
* CaptainErsatz: Sort of a fusion of Pyro of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} (for his powers and ethnicity, although Torrid can create flame and teleport), Comicbook/{{Deadman}} (for his costume), and Dormammu (from ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'') (for his mythical connections).
* GassHole: Much fuss is made over the smell he leaves behind in the Venture bathroom.
* NeverFoundTheBody: The Order of the Triad seem to currently believe he's dead.
* PlayingWithFire: Being a CaptainErsatz of Pyro.
* TeleportSpam: When necessary. He uses it more to dodge than to attack.

!!Augustus St. Cloud
-->''"You win this time, but mark my words, and mark them well: I will get you, Quiz Boy!"''
-->'''Voiced By:'''James Urbaniak (Season 1), Christopher [=McCulloch=] (Season 5 Onward)

The newest member of the Guild of Calamitous Intent as of the Season 5 premier, who specifically joins to arch Billy Quiz Boy. He is also incredibly rich, and is a collector and fan boy of antiques from movies and TV shows.
Tropes associated with St. Cloud:
* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: He even claims his "superpower" is the fact he has "lots of money".
* AscendedExtra[=/=]EarlyBirdCameo: He appears as a background character in the first four seasons, most memorably getting Baron Underbheit's boot in his ass at Rusty's yard sale.
* TheCollector: Of in numerous pop cultural icons, many of them ridiculously expensive. Billy utterly hates him for this, because he never lets anyone else see them except to show off and damages them for his own amusement (like altering [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Auric Goldfinger's]] pajamas so they'd fit him). He also collects albinos.
* EvilIsPetty: When Billy and Pete come to his house to try to barter with him for a flying ship, he agrees on the condition that Billy eat a dollar's worth of pennies. The reason? Billy outbid him for an action figure on eBay.
* {{Expy}}: He's a rich snobbish version of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Comic Book Guy]] (especially his voice).
* {{Hypocrite}}: He still holds a grudge against Billy for cheating on the ''Quizboys'' show in his youth, yet himself cheats audaciously in the Spanakopita events.
* OpaqueLenses: When he fully becomes a villain. We can see his eyes in his earlier appearances.
* PyrrhicVictory: Tries to pull one on Rusty and Billy by announcing he bought the island where Spanakopita is held after they win the final event, unaware [[spoiler: that the locals had sold him "Spanakopita," the spinach pastry, rather than "Spanakos," the actual name of the island. What's more, the locals were scamming him as well as Rusty the entire time.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Manages to bypass many of the Guild's set rules (such as new members being unable to choose their own archenemy) by bribing them with money.
** He likewise bribes his way through the Spanakopita events just to get under Billy and Rusty's skin.

!!The Investors
-->[[spoiler: '''Voiced By:''' Doc Hammer, John Hodgeman and T.Ryder Smith]]
Three amazingly creepy men in suits. They exist to make deals with people. The deals [[DealWithTheDevil frequently end badly for the person who makes them]].
Tropes Associated with The Investors:
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Are they magically empowered humans, vampires, demons, or some other malevolent entities? [[spoiler: As of ''All This and Gargantua-2'', they are revealed to be some form of higher being. Whether alien or demonic is still not revealed.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: They appear to be equals in power, with none being in charge of the others.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Killinger reveals them all to be brothers, making them the three Cains to his {{Antivillain}}ous Abel.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: And according to Brock, only Billy and White have "Borrowed money from them, and lived long enough to panic about it". [[spoiler:The Sovereign made one with them in order to become leader of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, and his plan to destroy Gargantua-2 is an effort to kill them before they can collect on his part of the bargain.]]
* TheDreaded: When they come to collect on your end of whatever deal you made with them. Even the 10 foot tall supervillain lawyer, Monstroso, is scared out of his mind when [[spoiler: they show up for him in "O.S.I. Love You."]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: They first appeared in the background behind the speakers at the state university in the episode "Pomp & Circuitry." They were said to be there representing the '''G'''eneral '''C'''onsolodated '''I'''nsurance company...
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:In ''All This and Gargantua-2'', they're revealed to be the true power behind the Guild of Calamitous Intent, the Sovereign having made a DealWithTheDevil with them in order to gain his power.]]
* Myth/GreekMythology: As revealed in ''All This and Gargantua-2''', they are named Lips, Caicias, and Skeiron after the Greek gods of the southwest, northeast, and northwest winds, respectively.
* HumanoidAbomination: All three of them. It was previously hinted that they weren't humans, [[spoiler:and confirmed in ''All This and Gargantua-2'' where they're revealed to be the same kind of higher life form as Dr. Killinger. What that life form is, though, is never explained. It's possible, for example, that they are the Greek gods of the Southwest, Northeast, and Northwest winds - because why not.]]
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Men]]: Bullets and knives just pass right through them. They can also walk through walls and floors. And [[spoiler:reach inside peoples chests, and phase them through walls.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:By Dr. Killinger in ''All This and Gargantua-2''.]]
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights Of Cerebus]]: Unlike such villains as The Monarch, their actions and presence are NEVER played for laughs.
* [[MasterOfDisguise Masters Of Disguise:]] [[spoiler:As shown during "O.S.I. Love You" then can perfectly impersonate two O.S.I. agents, and a nonexistent third rookie agent.]]
* PowerFloats[=/=]GhostlyGlide: We almost never see them walk [[spoiler:when not shape-shifted]], which adds to their creepiness.
* PsychicPowers: The Investors generally don't actually directly interact with the people around them, but rather use mental projections. It's why they don't show up on camera. [[spoiler: When it looks like they're taking Killinger on in an epic lightsaber duel, that turns out to be a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.]]
* SiblingsInCrime: They're brothers.
* TheVoiceless: Until [[spoiler:"O.S.I. Love You" when disguised as the O.S.I. company men. Later, in ''All This and Gargantua-2'', they speak in their own voices for the first time.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: One of their powers, as seen in [[spoiler: "O.S.I. Love You" when they perfectly impersonate the O.S.I. agents.]]

[[folder:''Spider Skull Island'']]
!!Dr. Jonas Venture, Jr.
-->''"But we're [[TitleDrop the Venture Brothers!]] Shouldn't we work together?"''
-->'''Voiced By:'''James Urbaniak
Dr. Venture's twin brother [[spoiler: whom he ate in the womb]], Jonas, Jr. - or JJ - is a two-foot tall dwarf with all of the skill, charisma, success, and hair that Rusty lacks. He is usually seen getting contracts that Rusty wants whenever Rusty calls him up for a loan. [[spoiler: "All This and Gargantua-2" revealed that his organs had been failing for some time and is on the verge of death, but he instead chooses to personally pilot the failing Gargantua-2 to save the fleeing passengers from catastrophic meltdown, taking his own life in the process.]]
Tropes associated with JJ:
* TheAce: He's more like his father than his brother is. Complete with the insufferable ego.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He's the perfect heir to the Venture ScienceHero tradition and always miles ahead of Rusty in success and fame.
* ArtificialLimbs: His left hand didn't form during his birthing development. After he finally leaves Rusty's body, Billy makes him a cybernetic prosthetic.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Played with. His first appearance in the season 1 finale, he tries to murder Rusty. He mellows into a smug-genius characterization after he starts making a fully deserved name for himself as Jonas' true inheritor. "Now Museum Now You Don't" showed that he's something of a passive-aggressive, condescending jerk under stress, with some of it coming through normally. "The Lepidopterists" shows him to be a fan of DisproportionateRetribution who doesn't know the rules (and is irritated by the OSI-GCI relationship). [[spoiler: Played more straight in the Season 5 premiere, where he has contracted Rusty for a large project and openly admits his surprise and gratitude when Rusty delivers beyond his expectations. That being said, he didn't know about [[NoodleIncident near apocalyptic shenanigans]] that happened as a result of Rusty's incompetence. By ''All This And Gargantua 2'' he seems ready to let bygones be bygones, and acts far more brotherly towards Rusty than ever, even bequeathing him the newly rebuilt Venture Industries.]]
* TheCharmer: Even as a malformed two-foot-tall fetus man he's amazingly successful with the ladies due to his good looks and endless charisma.
* CombiningMecha: Pilots the core component of Ventronic, a flying ShoutOut to {{Voltron}}.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Chooses to die saving everyone aboard the Gargantua rather slowly/painfully from cancer, and does so with a smile on his face.]]
* DeadGuyJunior: By his own choice.
* GadgeteerGenius: Built a mecha body out of spare parts in his first appearance and apparently created his own CombiningMecha.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pilots the cockpit containing the overloaded nuclear core of Gargantua 2 safely away from its escaping life pods. It detonates with him inside.]]
* HollywoodCyborg: He has a robot forearm covering the gimpy non-limb he had in his first appearance.
* InstantExpert: Earned two Ph. D.s [[RuleOfFunny in a month]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:During the pre-season 6 special ''All This And Gargantua 2.'' There's a brief moment where it sounds like Dr. Orpheus might have raised him from the dead, only for him to be talking about Dean's giraffe plushie.]]
* NiceGuy: Can be rather smug and condescending and does consistently treat Rusty like crap, but by the standards of the Venture universe, those are hardly the worst qualities around. He also seems to care for his nephews.
* PutOnABus: Spent all of season 4 working to complete a space station.
* TheResenter: A less-extreme example; in spite of being more successful and intelligent than Rusty, he seems a touch bitter about not being regarded as Jonas Venture's son. In his first appearance, this drove him to try and kill Rusty. He's since mellowed out, but has been shown trying to erase Rusty's boyhood accomplishments from memory and replace it with himself.
* SmugSuper: Like daddy Jonas, J.J. develops a rather obtrusive ego with his massive intellect, though it tends to come out most when he's under stress.
* VocalEvolution: In his first appearance, he had a deep, raspy voice. Afterward, he gained a smooth and smug voice to go along with his role as AlwaysSomeoneBetter. (It's not clear if either one is an affectation, or possibly even ''both''.)
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: Reveals in ''All This And Gargantua 2'' that his organs are failing as he's dying from cancer.]]

!!Sally Impossible
-->''"What could be more important than your family, Richard?!"''
-->'''Voiced By''':Mia Baron
Richard Impossible's now-ex-wife. When the lab accident occured that gave Richard his stretching powers, she was affected too but was much less fortunate as she was given the "power" of making her skin visible, without utilising it her skin ''returns'' to being invisible and makes for a pretty gross sight. Her other family members, who were also caught in the blast, didn't fare as well (her brother Cody ignites when exposed to oxygen, while her cousin Ned became a walking tumor). To save his public image, Richard hid them away and refused to let Sally interact with anyone. Rusty winds up meeting her by accident and she tries to use him to escape Richard's grasp but Rusty quickly abandons her. In their next encounter Rusty used her to get a vital piece of equipment he needed from Richard's lab. It was during this encounter she met Jonas Venture Jr and the two quickly hit it off. Sometime afterward she divorced Richard and went to live with J.J along with Ned and her infant son Rocket (Cody somehow still staying with Richard).
Tropes associated with Sally:
* BlessedWithSuck: Stuck with a power she never wanted and claims it take a great deal of effort to maintain control -- really, it barely even counts as a ''power'', more like a flat-out disability.
* BodyHorror: When she loses control of her power, yeesh.
* CaptainErsatz: Of The Invisible Woman from ''Franchise/FantasticFour''.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:She still hates Richard, but saves him anyway cause he's Rocket's dad.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Minor one, before she was always cowering in front of her husband and gets sparks of courage if she knew she could escape or at least discredit him. She ratches up a bit when Richard shows his neglect for Rocket and by third appearance she done with his crap and is disgusted by his attempts to win her back (though she does show some appreciation for his attempted and supposed HeroicSacrifice). She now a part of J.J's fighting force, helping to defend Spider Island from the Monarch in a giant mecha. As part of that, she's also improved her control over her visibility and managed to conquer her issues.

!!The Pirate Captain
-->''" I'm really, really sorry about this whole mess, and, you know, the whole pirate thing is behind me now, and... plus, you kinda killed Steve, and burnt my ship. So, if you could give us a lift out of here I figure we'd just call it squaresies."''
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]
The leader of the "ghost pirates" in the episode "Ghosts of the Sargasso". After his initial encounter with the Venture family, he began living on the X-2 after having difficulties in finding a job. When Jonas Jr. acquired the ship, he hired the captain. He has not been referred to by any name or nickname other than "The Captain" so far. He currently resides with Jonas Jr. on Spider Skull Island and fulfills the duties of a butler, caretaker, and right-hand man. The Captain always refers to Jonas as "Chairman".
Tropes associated with the Captain:
* CombiningMecha: "[[{{Voltron}} I form the right arm!]]"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: No name given, only known as "the pirate" or "the Captain."
* HeelFaceTurn: He was never all that evil, but he's not that good of a good guy, either. He gets annoyed when JJ dredges up his "bad guy" past, but for the most part is a loyal employee and a reliable Number Two.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He and his crew have been stuck for a decade in the Sargasso, and he fails rather miserably when attempting to take the X-2.
* InstantSedation: Gets ''addicted'' to it in one episode.
* ShoutOut: He is modeled after ''ScoobyDoo'' villains, and makes a lot of specific references to that end (such as mentioning that he got to meet Cher and "the guy who was the voice of InspectorGadget"[[note]]Don Adams[[/note]], who both guest-starred on ''ScoobyDoo'').
* TalkLikeAPirate: And he friggin' loves it!

-->''"Ned go Boom Boom."''
-->Voiced By: Christopher [=McCulloch=]
Sally Impossible and Cody's mentally challenged cousin. Formerly associated with Impossible Industries, Ned followed Sally to Spider Skull Island to live with Jonas Venture Jr.
Tropes associated with Ned:
* CaptainErsatz: Of The Thing from ''Franchise/FantasticFour'', except mentally handicapped.
* HandicappedBadass: He packs a wallop when he wants to - guy's roughly the same size as Brock.
* SuperStrength: As noted above, the guy is super strong.

[[folder:''The Revenge Society'']]
!!Phantom Limb
-->''"No one retires from the Phantom Limb's shit list!"''
-->''Voiced By:''James Urabanik

The leader of the Revenge Society and the man who recruited Dr. Girlfriend into the Guild of Calamitous Intent, Hamilton G. Fantomas is the [[LegacyCharacter grandson]] of the adventurer and Guild founder Literature/{{Fantomas}}. Born with atrophied limbs, his attempts to speed up their muscle growth instead gave him invisible hands that could kill with a touch. He eventually worked his way up in the Guild, always with [[TheStarscream an eye on the Sovereign's position]]. Dr. Girlfriend used to work with him and date him as Queen Etherea before meeting the Monarch; she goes back to him in season two, securing his position as the BigBad of that season.

After his above origins were revealed in season three, he made a major comeback in season four as he attempted to conquer the Guild once more... and failed. Then he decided to make his own guild to piss off the Sovereign.
Tropes associated with Phantom Limb:
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Possibly some sort of ethnicity unless that's just a tan.
** The Monarch states that Phantom Limb "wears an awful lot of purple for a white guy," but that's about it for ethnic information.
* AnArmAndALeg: He loses an arm, leg and implicitly his Penis after his altercation with the Soverign ended with his airship crashing. Impossible reconstructed his machine and at the very least Limb's arm and leg have been restored.
* BigBad: Mutual enemy to Dr. Venture and The Monarch in season 2
** BigBadWannabe: In Seasons 4 and 5. He spends the latter half of season 4 recovering and slowly building a team of his own, and is absent in season 5 apart from a cameo in Bot Seeks Bot, which shows that the revenge society has been watching the council meetings. [[spoiler:Then we find out that he is being manipulated by the Sovereign as part of an elaborate scheme to kill the Investors by destroying Gargantua 2]]
* CardCarryingVillain: He makes a lot of grand speeches about how [[ForTheEvulz awesome it is to be evil]].
* CloudCuckooLander: After getting kicked out of the Guild, he gets a little...[[SanitySlippage batty]].
* CompanionCube: In season 4, he now has a new Guild consisting of a toaster, a mug and one of Dr. Girlfriend's shoes. Turns out they're not so harmless, as he manipulates them with his detached invisible limbs to use in combat.
* DetachmentCombat: He can still control and re-attach his invisible limbs after they have been cut off.
* EvilerThanThou: Downplayed. He's by far the evilest and most experienced member of the Revenge Society, having years of Guild membership under his belt, but knows well enough to be a team player and is an effective leader.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Especially during season 4.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Successfully disables a series of Guild death-traps using a common household ''toaster'' and later disarms a group of Guild soldiers using a ''high-heeled shoe'' as a boomerang in the episode ''The Revenge Society.''
* KnightOfCerebus: Comes far closer to killing the Venture family than anyone else has in ''Victor. Echo. November ''Even certified {{Badass}} ''Brock'' realizes that they "might not make it this time" when he realizes it's the [[EliteMooks Guild Strangers]] they're up against instead of the usual [[{{Mooks}} henchmen rabble.]]
* LargeHam: He's very fond of dramatic hand motions. Not that the viewer can see them.
--> "I'm wringing my hands.........MENACINGLY!"
* LegacyCharacter: He is the grandson of Literature/{{Fantomas}}.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Has a very sophisticated, aristocratic manner about him, likes fine cheeses and wines, lives in a home based on the Frank Lloyd Wright [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storer_House_%28Los_Angeles%29 "Storer House,"]] and sells stolen artwork as his brand of supervillainy.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he realizes that [[spoiler:the Sovereign betrayed him and the Revenge Society to die on Gargantua-2]] after going behind the backs of his teammates to make a deal with him. He gets hit with this so badly that he genuinely considers himself unworthy of [[spoiler:a place in the new Council of 13]], a position he fiercely coveted until that point.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Phantom Limb's powers continue to change. In Season 1 his hands caused veins to pop up on people when he uses his touch of death, and they don't seem to glow (he was wearing a heavy coat, but no light came out of the disconnect between gloves and sleeves). All other appearances neglect the veins and have his arms glow green and red for the touch of death. Season 4 shows he can detach and control his limbs. His limbs glow blue now and his powers seem to be electricity based, as he stunned Dean instead of killing him, and it seems he can regulate how much charge they give.
* NotQuiteDead: Wisdom, the coffee cup, who has been put back together after Limb accused him of being the Sovereign.
** Ironically, Chuck (the toaster) and Lady Nightshade (the shoe) "perished" in the scuffle that occurred after his escape.
* ObfuscatingInsanity[=/=]HesBack: In "Pomp and Circuitry", it's revealed that he was waiting for the perfect time to strike. He then proceeds to launch his plan to form a new team with failures of superheroes and villains, and so far it's working.
** And despite some initial pitfalls due to Professor Impossible's inexperience, he manages to nearly kill Doctor Venture, if not for Fat Chance accidently tripping onto him.
* PerverseSexualLust: He really, really likes making Dr. Girlfriend wear her [[{{Stripperiffic}} Queen Etherea costume]].
* PunnyName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_limb Phantom limb syndrome]]
* RedRightHand: Invisible limbs that can kill with a touch.
* RomanticFalseLead: His initial role.
* RuleOfFunny: The only possible explanation for all of the things that he manages to do (without his prosthetics) with just one arm and one leg...
* ShoeSlap: Uses a high-heeled shoe like a boomerang in ''The Revenge Society.''
* ShoutOut: To obscure comic hero ComicStrip/ThePhantom, between the names and similar costumes.
* SmallReferencePools: Want to know just how well this show averts this? One of its major villains is a descendent of Fantômas, a French character who is largely unknown in the US. The trope itself is, fittingly, one of his pet peeves, as seen when he tried to sell a Rembrandt to a Mafioso who only wanted the Mona Lisa.
* SmugSnake: His overconfidence almost always leads to his downfall.
* TheStarscream: To the Guild Sovereign.
* StartMyOwn: In the second half of season four, he tells the Sovereign he's going to start his own guild with [[CompanionCube Wisdom]], Professor Impossible, Baron Underbeit, Lady Hawke Johnson/Lyndon Bee and Fat Chance.
* StayInTheKitchen: A thoroughly unsympathetic example. There is no misguided chivalry at work here, just plain old misogyny. Dr. Girlfriend left him initially because he let her engineering proficiency go to waste in favor of using her as arm candy.
-->(After Dr. Girlfriend calls him out on crashing her wedding.) Sweet girl, you're being irrational, and such is the curse of your sex. I forgive you.
* SuperPowerLottery: "I can kill a man by simply touching him. Now what were your special powers again?"
* TouchOfDeath: Though it's been shown in "Bright Lights, Dean City" he can control it to merely knock out his foe if necessary.
* VillainousBreakdown: By season four has gone completely off his rocker. See CompanionCube.
* VillainousFriendship: By the time of ''All This and Gargantua-2'', he does actually feel some affection for the other members of the Revenge Society. He [[spoiler: doesn't want Sovereign [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to kill them after they have outlived their usefulness]] and feels remorse for "betraying" the Revenge Society, even though he tried to justify it to them by saying he was doing it so they could all be on the Council of Thirteen]].
* VisibleInvisibility: His limbs avert the trope, which is an occasional source of humor - such as when he tried "wringing [his] hands - [[MundaneMadeAwesome menacingly]]!", only for nobody to know what he was doing.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Subverted. In his first appearance, his only [[IncrediblyLamePun visible]] power is having invisible limbs. Later, it turns out that his limbs can instantly kill by touch, deflect projectiles, and can be detached and remotely operated.
* WickedCultured: A definite example, once called out for having sold out his villainous principles for high culture accoutrements such as dealing in stolen art instead of 'the old stuff'. (In the same episode, he laments how many of his fellow art thieves want to steal the Mona Lisa, for no other reason than it's a famous painting, and not because they appreciate it as art.)

!!Professor Richard Impossible
-->''"(When asked what's more important than family)Sciiiennnceee?"
-->'''Voiced By:'''Creator/StevenColbert (Seasons 1,2 and 6), Creator/BillHader (Season 4), Peter [=McCulloch=] (The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay)
A fellow super-scientist and CaptainErsatz of ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' leader Reed Richards AKA Mr. Fantastic, but much, much darker. At first he seemed just like his counterpart... and then it was revealed his fellow members got useless, or in one case harmful, powers and that he kept them under wraps to save face. Doctor Venture won over his wife, Sally, while working with Impossible but left her behind when they left. She finally escaped with Doctor Venture's brother J.J. along with her and her son Rocket. He didn't take it well. He soon fell into a deep depression until his old buddy Phantom Limb convinced him to go over to the evil side, while remaining a super scientist to the public. He's now a super villain and part of Phantom Limb's Revenge Society.
Tropes associated with Richard:
* AccidentalHero: Saves the whole Spider Skull Island from exploding, by trying to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself with it]].
* BeardOfSorrow: Starts to grow one after Sally dumps him. Shaves it (with the help of Phantom Limb) immediately after joining the Revenge Society.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[Franchise/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]], with a little bit of WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles mixed in.
* CardCarryingVillain: He really enjoys his new status of villain, [[ThatManIsDead changing his name]], throwing [[IncrediblyLamePun puns]] and all the stuff.
* TheDragon[=/=]EvilGenius: For the Revenge Society.
* DrivenToSuicide: Tried to kill himself at least two times after Sally dumped him.
* DomesticAbuser: Not physically, at least.
* FaceHeelTurn: Well, he was always a dick, but he's dropped all pretense of being one of the "good guys" now.
* ForScience: He conducted an experiment that blew up in his face. It granted him incredible stretching powers, but left his family with painful and hideous mutations. Not only is he completely unsympathetic to their plight, but he treats them like prisoners most of the time less they embarrass him. He is a thinly-veiled parody of ''The ComicBook/FantasticFour''[='=]s Reed Richards, who has slipped into this trope from ReedRichardsIsUseless more than once (most recently during ''ComicBook/CivilWar''). His crowning moment of For Science comes when confronted by his wife that their son was missing, he ignores her and handwaves it:
-->'''Sally''' "What could possibly be more important than your own son?"
-->'''Richard''' "... sssssssssssscience?"
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In the first two seasons he identifies as a "good guy" despite being very despicable. In season three, after Sally leaves him, he crosses the DespairEventHorizon and at least has enough good in him to attempt a HeroicSacrifice. Then in season four, he joins Phantom Limb's Revenge Society and embraces his inner evil. [[spoiler:Then in the special ''All This and Gargantua-2'', he leaves the Revenge Society after his ex-wife convinces him to leave with her instead of dying on the space station.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Has been unable to kill himself because his rubber body is so durable.
* IHaveNoSon: Barely acknowledges the existence of his son, Rocket. He even attempts to justify his neglect by claiming that Rocket is probably not his biological son.
* InsufferableGenius[=/=]SmugSuper: As a Reed Richards parody, he takes all of Reed's faults and turns them UpToEleven.
* JerkAss: He's a self-aggrandizing super scientist who would unthinkingly do horrible things for profit, glory, and scientific curiosity. While such a description would apply to many other characters in the show, Professor Impossible has repeatedly shown his contempt and lack of empathy towards others by coldly dismissing them as insignificant in the face of his own scientific pursuits and abilities.
* LaughablyEvil: Became waaay more humorous once he went off the deep end and joined the Revenge Society. This may have something to do with Bill Hader, though.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Even before his FaceHeelTurn, he was shown to have a very shaky grasp on ethics. His ''first'' solution to Hank being contaminated by [[SpontaneousHumanCombustion The Goliath Serum]] was to kill him. He doesn't even pause what he's doing when he finds out that his son is missing and is only concerned about it because his wife is beating on him and berating him because of it.
* NotSoDifferent: Phantom Limb points out that he wasn't that far from being a supervillain in the first place.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While his lack of experience has kept him from being an effective supervillain thus far, it must be remembered that this is the same person who has devised a biological agent capable of turning living creatures into bombs and has harnessed [[spoiler: his brother-in-law's self-combustion powers]] to provide Impossible Industries with enough free electricity to go completely "green", all of which occurred before he decided to become a real supervillain.
* NighInvulnerability: Although he can still be harmed, his elastic nature makes him incredibly difficult to kill or even injure.
* RubberMan: He's a spoof of the Mr. Fantastic and the only one of the Impossibles to have a useful power.
* ThatManIsDead: Attempts this by calling himself Professor Incorrigible, but Limb wasn't crazy about the idea.
* TheSociopath: A high-functioning and affable one (in a 1950's TV-dad kind of way), but his interactions with people underlines that this guy has ''serious'' difficulty differentiating between people and disposable lab rats.
* VillainousBreakDown: After Sally leaves him.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He manages to keep up his good publicity up until his split with Sally. Though he isn't actually exposed for the JerkAss that he is, his mental breakdown and decline have become apparent to others.

!!Baron Underbheit
-->''"[[SarcasmMode As usual, your detective skills are impeccable, Samson. You succeeded in exposing my sinister plan to lock myself in a dungeon, chained to an albino.]]"''
-->'''Voiced By''':T.Rider Smith
Dr. Venture's "other" ArchEnemy, Werner Underbheit is the tyrannical ruler of [[{{Ruritania}} Underland]] (pronounced oon-derland) who lost his jaw back in college - he blames Rusty for this, although it might have been the result of The Monarch's first attempt to kill Rusty. Ousted as ruler in Season 2. Now the muscle for the Revenge Society.
Tropes associated with Underbheit:
* ArchEnemy: Considered himself Rusty Venture's arch enemy, but The Monarch completely eclipsed him during the show's run.
* TheBluebeard: Has killed his seven former wives.
* TheBrute: For the Revenge Society.
* TheBusCameBack: ''Love Bheits'' was intended to be the last appearance of the character in the series, as Doc and Jackson didn't find him interesting enough to write for. Until season 4 that is, and the formation of the Revenge Society.
* CaptainErsatz: A very blatant one of DoctorDoom, with The Monarch even making the comparison. This makes his recent team up with Dr. Impossible amusing - especially since Dr. Doom and Mr. Fantastic are ''also'' teammates in the Future Foundation now.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Subverted. He disappeared after season two, and then twenty-nine episodes later, he makes a couple cameos and becomes a member of the Revenge Society not soon after.
* EvilOverlord: Of Ünderland [[spoiler: until his deposition in Season 2.]]
* {{Expy}}: Monarch himself calls him a "dime-store DoctorDoom".
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Underbheit anticipate this in he re-introduction in season four, [[NeckSnap providing an immediate demonstration]]. [[spoiler: Turns out he was WrongGenreSavvy and LeeroyJenkins about it. They only need him to sign a contract.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: From his early appearances and the promotion of him in the show's first opening, it appears that the original plan for Underbheit was that he would act as Rusty's "real," serious ArchEnemy while the Monarch would remain an IneffectualSympatheticVillain. However, the writers quickly found Underbheit too one-dimensional to fill that role.
* RedRightHand: Has a prosthetic metal jaw.
* {{Ruritania}}: Underland. [[spoiler: Subversion: it's located near Michigan.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: Has these on his armour
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Tried to marry the captive Dean Venture (who was dressed as [[StarWars Princess Leia]] for a fancy dress party), mistaking him for a girl.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:In "All This and Gargantua-2", he is last seen arguing with Phantom Limb in the self-destructing space station. Phantom Limb and Radical Left are shown to have escaped via one of Fat Chance's enigma holes, but Underbheit is not with them.]]

!!Fat Chance
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]
A new recruit to the Revenge Society, Fat Chance was forever changed by a botched scientific experiment, which left him obese. However, it also gave him an "Enigma Hole" in his belly, which he can pull random (and occasionally useful) items from.
Tropes associated with Fat Chance:
* BrooklynRage
* CoolGate: His Enigma Hole, even if he has no idea what's on the other side.
* CaptainErsatz: Possibly one to Chunk, a supporting character of TheFlash. He also was a scientist who, due to a mishap, was rendered obese and with the power to send objects to and from a parallel universe through his body. Not a very well known character, but it'd hardly be the most obscure reference Venture Bros has made.
* FatIdiot: To an extent.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Uses his name to create these.
* TookALevelInBadass: With a little training from Killinger, he eliminates the randomness that comes with his Enigma Hole.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:In "All This and Gargantua-2", he is last seen lying unconscious in the self-destructing space station. Phantom Limb and Radical Left use one of his enigma holes to escape, but it's unknown if Fat Chance escaped or not.]]

!!Radical Left
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]

Former inmate at Dunwich Asylum, now new member of the society.
* EarlyBirdCameo: First appeared in ''Momma's Boys'' as an inmate at the Dunwich Asylum before joining the Revenge Society in ''All This and Gargantua-2''.
* {{Expy}}: A pretty obvious one of ComicBook/TwoFace. Hasn't been seen flipping a coin yet, however.
* SharpDressedMan: After joining the society.
* TwoFaced: His left side wants anarchy! His right side wants a nice home in the suburbs.

!!Henchman #1/Scott Hall/Zero

-->''"[[ThatManIsDead Henchman #1 is dead!]] I am Zero!
-->'''Voiced By:'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]

A by-the-book henchman that was a stark contrast to #21 and #24. He followed all the old cliches, for which he was fiercely mocked by the GenreSavvy duo. He did go up in one final showdown with Brock that apparently ended with his death. He later came back as a centurion named Zero who used Captain Sunshine's butler Desmond (disguised as the Greek god Zeus) to kidnap Henchman and Sidekicks to fight to the death. He's later found out by 21, who distracts him while an army of supervillains attack. He somehow survives and joins the Revenge Society.
Tropes associated with Henchman #1:
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler:Just before attempting to shoot Brock, he begins to say it's for every henchman Brock has killed. Unfortunately for him he gets distracted by Hank's entrance, causing Brock to kill him for real this time.]]
* {{Badass}}:Just like #21 he took on Brock Samson one on one and lived. [[spoiler: And when they fight again, it's a fairly even match that Zero nearly wins. ]]
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Re-appears as a new member of the Revenge Society in ''All This And Gargantua 2,'' only to finally have his neck brutally snapped by Brock. And if that didn't kill him, the exploding Gargantua-2 certainly did.]]
* TheCaligula: He makes supervillains and super scientists fight for next to no reason other than as penitence and for his amusement.
* EvilCounterpart: To 21. Both changed after a big event, both got a large number of minions. Both TookALevelInBadass. But while 21 was largely unmotivated before, Scott was already motivated. Whereas 21 has avoided becoming a villain on his own but is slowly growing into one, Scott immediately became one. Whereas 21 is fully willing to rely on dirty tactics when the situation calls for it, Scott fights with honor.
* GenreBlind: Falls into all of the old henchman cliches in his first appearance. He's mocked mercilessly by #21 and #24 for it.
* KnightTemplar:His scheme is revenge on what he believes to be the problem with superheroes and villains
* TheManBehindTheMan: Zeus is actually a holographic puppet used to inspire fear and confusion. He's the real one behind the Super Death Camp
* MauveShirt: Starts off as an exploration of the classic RedShirt. He survives and makes two more appearances, first as his own villain and then as a member of the Revenge Society
* MeaningfulName: His name Zero is because he used to be a henchman. It's how 21 guesses his secret identity.
* MyHeroZero: Serves not only as the Big Bad of the episode, but he turns out to be Scott Hall / Number 1, a henchman from a previous episode. Thus, while he may not be a hero, he survives not only being a henchman in a superhero/villain world, whose death is portented and lampshaded, but FIGHTING BROCK SAMSON, which counts as a superpower in its own right.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:How Brock kills him in ''All This and Gargantua-2''.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: Becomes a plot point in season four when he turns out to be the villain of "Every Which Way But Zeus". Comes up again in ''All This and Gargantua-2'' when he is revealed to have survived once again and has joined the Revenge Society. [[spoiler: Subverted when he dies for good by NeckSnap]]
* NominalImportance: A Deconstruction of this trope.
* RedShirt: Again, Deconstructed.
* StopHavingFunGuys: To #21 and #24. [[invoked]]
* ThatManIsDead: Says it word-to-word when it's revealed that he is [[spoiler:Zero]].
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: He is seriously pissed off at people who disregard the lives of their henchmen.
* YouBastard: Gives this to #21

[[folder:''The Original Team Venture'']]
!!Dr. Jonas Venture, Sr.
-->''"Remember Rusty, in here I’m your doctor not your father. Now lets get back to it shall we. You were telling me how you’re ungrateful for all the opportunities your father’s given you and you blame me for all your problems!''"
-->'''Voiced By''':James Urbaniak
The grand figure looming over the remains of the current world today is the legacy left behind by Dr. Jonas Venture, Sr. Adventure hero, scientist, woman-chaser, celebrity, and media darling who could do anything ''except'' raise a son. Dr. Venture lived a life of luxury and adventure, with the world constantly revolving around him, and that was the way he liked it. Too often, this ended up with Dr. Venture ignoring important things like missing colleagues, the family's cursed artifact, and non-emotionally scarring time that should have been spent with his own son. Then, he would play down any negative consequences of anything he ever did until he could forget about it.
Tropes associated with Jonas:
* AbusiveParent: Manages to top Rusty and Professor Impossible as the worst Dad in the series. He included Rusty in all his missions from ages 3-17, made him endure numerous kidnappings, and forced him to kill someone with a house key. Whenever Rusty attempted to express his frustration, Jonas would simply disregard it and call him ungrateful. His style of parenting was so bad, that in "Are You There God, It's Me Dean", even The Monarch admitted to Hank that Jonas really did a number on him.
* TheAce: Since he's a parody of characters like Franchise/DocSavage.
* BreakTheCutie: To Rusty.
* BrokenPedestal: He's a globetrotting super-scientist adventurer who has foiled the plots of countless supervillains. But when you dig a little deeper, you see that he was an emotionally abusive parent who constantly put his son's life in danger by dragging him along on dangerous adventures as well as being a habitual womanizer. He frequently lost interest in his projects, leaving many half-finished and anyone unfortunate enough to be involved to their own devices (E-Den, the drug addled orphans trapped beneath his compound, Dr. Entmann, etc.)
* TheCasanova: A habitual womanizer, known to throw "key parties."
* {{Crossover}}: According to ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', he worked with [[{{VideoGame/Portal2}} Cave Johnson]] at one point.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: His first appearances seemed to make the audience think that Rusty is a jerk for not liking his amazing father more. It isn't until we later learn about some of the darker secrets of Venture Industries (such as keeping a population of drug-addicted orphans in the tunnels beneath their house for decades) that we begin to see Jonas as he really was.
* {{Expy}}: Is a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] version of Franchise/DocSavage and [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Dr. Benton Quest]].
* GadgeteerGenius: A brilliant inventor...until he would lose interest and leave many of his projects unfinished. Rusty seems to stay afloat by (poorly) completing Jonas' unfinished work.
* GenerationXerox: Like his father Lloyd Venture, he was a super-scientist and engaged in globe spanning adventures. He also installed this lifestyle into his son.
* HarmfulToMinors: Just about anything he did with his son counts.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Died under mysterious circumstances and never said goodbye to Rusty. Near the end of the third season, [[spoiler: it is strongly implied that his bodyguard Kano killed him for trying to activate the O.R.B...which had ironically been rendered useless by Lloyd Venture's bodyguard Sandow.]]
* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: Has hosted a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_party#Key_parties key party]] at least once.
* PapaWolf: If there is one positive trait to him, he does look after and protect his own son - as a group of poor would-be Greek kidnappers found out the hard way. Zig-zagged in that Rusty is only ever in danger due to his own father's negligence and willingness to put him in dangerous situations. Not helping it is that the various Greek kidnappers actually did better to Rusty than his father could on any given day...
* PetTheDog: Related to PapaWolf, for all of the torment he subjects his son through, he at least has the decency to let his son keep his happy memories before savagely beating up said would-be Greek kidnappers.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died before the series began, though is seen frequently in flashbacks.
* RoguesGallery: Has a fairly deep one. Just going by those shown or mentioned in the show: Scaramantula, Brainulo, Manotaur, Half-Jackal, [[ChurchOfHappyology L. Ron]]... The first 3 even did a VillainTeamUp to kidnap Rusty.
* SpiritAdvisor: But only while Rusty is off his drugs.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Subverted in that he acted as one to Rusty, and by "Acted" we mean sneaking out whenever his son tried talking about his issues and calling him ungrateful for [[IJustWantToBeNormal not enjoying the life of a boy adventurer]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: to Rusty.
* WhatTheHellDad: He took Rusty with him on dangerous adventures as he didn't see anything wrong with it and didn't get why Rusty would want a normal life. Needless to say, it's understandable why he would considering that he had to kill a man at a young age twice among other things.

!!Col. Gentleman
-->''"That thing is gonna kick like a badger, so you have to re-level quick. Aim for the bastard's neck. Hold 'im up there, Kano! I don't care if he wets himself and your head; that boy is gonna see somebody die! And if he doesn't want it to be his father, he'll have to pull that trigger!"''
-->'''Voiced By''':Christopher [=McCulloch=]
The apparent second-in-command of the 60's Team Venture, Col. Gentleman is the swinger of the group.
Tropes associated with Gentleman:
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: He claims to have been in the RAF, but the rank of colonel does not exist in the RAF. The equivalent rank is group captain.
* BadassBisexual: Bi and very much capable of fending for himself in a fight.
* BadassGrandpa: He's still very capable in a fight. He even gets Brock Sampson to back off thanks to his reputation and a well-aimed cane to the throat.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's certainly a nice guy, eccentrics aside. Badmouth or mistreat his friends or family and you're ''screwed.''
* CatchPhrase: "...a smack in the mouth!" (pronounced "[[FunetikAksent shmack in the mooth!]]")
* CloudCuckoolander: Enjoys making "crazy old person" lists and, apparently, gluing bits of a battleship model to his dog in his spare time.
* DepravedBisexual: Almost everything we learn about his sexuality is TooMuchInformation. He does ''not'' identify as any kind of sexuality:
-->'''Jackson Publick (in character during episode commentary):''' "Of course I have sex with Kiki! He's ''beautiful!'' That doesn't make me gay, it makes me smart!"
** He's also the first person Shore-Leave goes to for info on the "Rusty Venture" sex act, and claims to have invented the act. Yeah, he named a gay sex act after his friend's child.
* GameBreakingInjury: He's taken out of the fight on [[spoiler:Gargantua-2]] after [[spoiler:Prof. Impossible breaks his hip]].
* HeManWomanHater: Nearly every time he talks about a woman is to mention either screwing them or giving them a "smack in the mouth."
* HeroicBSOD: During the 5th season finale, after Kiki walks out for good. He rather glumly realizes all his favorite gay flings have passed on, that he's shacked up with a bitchy Persian a third his age, and that Tangiers has lost its appeal [[spoiler:on top of considering his sexual preference a capital offense. He moves to the States by the end of the episode, and he and the Action Man decide to room together.]]
* ManlyGay: Although it's somewhat clear he strongly prefers men as a rule; his autobiography is titled ''Gentlemen Prefer Gentleman'', after all.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is essentially what you would get if William S. Burroughs were played by SeanConnery.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Hank and Dean found him dead in the second season. Turns out it was a diabetic coma, they were just too stupid to actually check that he was alive.
* PapaWolf: He decks Rusty when he finds out he broke his step-daughter's heart.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: He says that Kano is an excellent pilot despite his "racial handicap."
** Most likely is an example of DeliberateValuesDissonance to reflect that Col. Gentlemen is rather out of touch with modern ideas about racial sensitivity.

!!The Action Man
-->''"Not me, i've got two years!"''
-->'''Voiced By'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]
The gun-wielding psycho of the '60s Team Venture, Rodney the Action Man has cooled down significantly with age.
Tropes associated with The Action Man:
* BattleCry: "AAAACCCTTTTTIIIOOOONNNN! Action! Action! Action! Action! ACTION!"
* TheBerserker: See above. In his prime he seemed to enter some kind of battle frenzy.
* GassHole: Prone to flatulence at his advancing age.
* HappilyMarried... to his dead friend's widow.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: For a given definition of "heroic." He used to wake up a young Rusty Venture with an empty gun pressed to the boy's head.
** "Not ''today'' Rusty..."
* JerkAss: Was not nice at all to Major Tom's ghost about marrying his wife, shot Orpheus without a second thought and pulled Rusty's pants down in front of a large crowd at his 16th birthday so Col.Gentleman could shoot his dick with a shrink ray.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Surprisingly enough he and Hank hit it off pretty well. And he even admits during their time together that he does regret some of his actions to Rusty.
* ShoutOut: His name comes from a lyric in "Ashes to Ashes", the DavidBowie song that was a continuation of "Space Oddity" (and thus the story of the original Major Tom). Bowie got the name from the British equivalent of Franchise/GIJoe.
* SuperSoldier: He states that Jonas Sr. had him take "Go Juice" while they worked together, but he's kicked it once he retired. If Sergeant Hatred is any indication, this could be why he was so horrible to Rusty.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: After pissing off Dr. Orpheus, the latter tells Action Man that he's going to have a stroke in two years, seventeen days. This news doesn't seem to bother The Action Man in any way.
-->'''Crl. Gentleman:''' We're all going to die!\\
'''Action Man:''' Not me! I still got two more years!

-->[[spoiler:'''Voiced By''':Christopher [=McCulloch=] ]]

The silent badass of the team, Kano was the cool, silent pilot and MadeOfIron martial artist. He is later revealed to have been Jonas, Sr.'s official OSI Bodyguard in the vein of Brock Samson.
Tropes associated with Kano:
* TheBigGuy: With hands strong enough to crush a boulder, but gentle enough to crush a butterfly.
* GentleGiant: In his old age (or maybe all along), he's become quite soft, has hobbies in cooking and karaoke. He also seemed to be the primary caretaker of Rusty and was a borderline TeamMom.
* MeaningfulName: According to creator commentary for "Now Museum, Now You Don't", "Kano" is short for "volcano" and refers to his [[BreathWeapon firebreathing powers]].
* NiceGuy: By far the nicest, well-balanced, and least sociopathic member of the original Team Venture (other than Otto Aquarius, but he can be a bible-thumping prick at times too.)
* TheStoic: Has all of the mannerisms to go with the silence.
* TheVoiceless: [[spoiler:Turns out that he isn't mute. He took a vow of silence for killing a "great man"... who may have been Dr. Venture, Sr. himself.]]

!!Dr. Paul Entmann/Humongoloid
-->'''Voiced By:'''Stephen DeStefano
The forgotten member of the team, Dr. Entmann was left stranded in a sealed room under the Venture Compound after an attempt to cure his super-gigantism turned him into an tiny human.
Tropes associated with Entmann:
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[MarvelUniverse Dr. Pym/Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Goliath/Yellowjacket.]] Thoroughly lampshaded when Brock says he reminds him of a Marvel hero and Entmann's guesses ("Hawkeye?" "Sub-Mariner?") are way off.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: With a ShapeshifterModeLock at tiny size.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Lived with the Action Man in a retirement home but got crushed underneath a rocking chair.]]
%%* MightyGlacier: As the Humongoloid (his giant form) but he was more BlessedWithSuck if anything.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: When he was a giant he bore a striking resemblance to AndreTheGiant, including slurred speech and curly hair.
* SquareCubeLaw: References it - he nearly went into cardiac arrest from the slightest activity when he was a giant, and expresses annoyance with the "many times its own weight" description of an ant's strength.

!!Otto Aquarius
-->'''Voiced By''': T. Ryder Smith
Son of a drunken sailor and an Atlantean princess, Otto is a standard aquatic hero who has long since given up violence as an answer to his problems after joining Jehovah's Witnesses.
Tropes associated with Aquarius
* ActualPacifist: Which is cool and all, but makes him all but useless when the boys call the original Team Venture together to save their dad.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Of either Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}...or [[OlderThanTheyThink the Sub-Mariner]]. There are just enough details that he could really be either.
* {{Atlantis}}: He's half Atlantian.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Salutations".
* FishPerson: Duh.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Thank to, in the Action Mans words, a "Drunken sailor having his way with his mermom.
* HollywoodJehovahsWitness: Pacifistic and hands out pamphlets.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Has his half-Atlantean DNA to thank for that.

-->'''Voiced By''': Brendon Small
In his prime, he was a middleweight boxing champion and a good friend to Jonas Venture, Sr. After becoming a punch drunk palooka, his wife left him and Jonas gave him (and Hector) a maintenance job at the Venture Compound out of pity.
Tropes associated with Swifty:
* DentedIron: All the hits he's taken in the past have left him with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementia_pugilistica dementia pugilistica]], so he's not too aware of his surroundings.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Rusty seriously doesn't remember that this guy was his dad's best pal.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Despite being grossly under qualified, Rusty fires him due to him not remembering him after working there for 30 years.
* [[JetPack Jet Boots]]: When he was a member of Team Venture.
* RetiredBadass: He may be slow and out of shape, but damn if he can't still throw a punch.
* TalkativeLoon: Speaks almost entirely in {{word salad}}s nowadays. "I remember there was a ''ring''... that ''loved'' the radio."

!!Major Tom
-->'''Voiced By:'''James Urbaniak

A test pilot who died in a crash while testing one of Jonas' planes. When the current Venture family and Brock Samson disturbed Tom's spirit, he climbed onto the Ventures' boat doing nothing but screaming. Eventually, Brock decapitates him and throws him back into the ocean.
Tropes associated with Major Tom
* AcePilot: Hence his testing of the experimental craft.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Well being dead helped this, but he's never seen with the rest of Team Venture in flashbacks, even after Aquarius, Swifty, Hector and Ook Ook were retroactively added.
* DemBones: His face and left arm at least.
* LosingYourHead: Thanks to Brock.
* MajorlyAwesome: Is a Major.
* OverlyLongScream: Spends pretty much the entire episode screaming.
** SkywardScream: ...After discovering his widow married the Action Man.
* FlamingSkulls: For no adequately explained reason.
* TheUndead: Is a ghostly skeleton apparition.

!!Ook Ook
A "mindless savage" and apparent unfrozen caveman who somehow got refrozen between 1969 and the present day.
Tropes associated with Ook Ook:
* BadWithTheBone: Uses one as a club.
* ContemporaryCaveman: Was frozen and then joined the old Team Venture after thawing out. He is then apparently refrozen at some point and is now on display in the museum.
* FlatCharacter: Was only in one episode so it makes sense.
* HumanPopsicle: Even manages to get ''refrozen'' between 1969 and the present day.
* PokemonSpeak: Can only say his name.

!!Hector Molina
-->'''Doctor Orpheus:''': Who is Hector Molina and why do I keep getting his junk mail?!
-->'''Voiced By''': Brendon Small
The Team Venture counterpart to [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Hadji]], a small Mexican boy who saved Rusty's life as a boy. Grew up and got a job on the Venture Compound. Rusty actually forgot that he existed. [[BerserkButton Doctor Orpheus still gets his junk mail.]]
Tropes associated with Hector:
* AManIsNotAVirgin: In his 40s, he never even kissed a girl yet.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Rusty has no idea who he is anymore.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Like Swifty, Rusty fires him at the drop of a hat.
* HeroicBystander: Becomes a member of Team Venture after saving Doctor Jonas Venture's life by shielding him from a spear with an Aztec calendar as a child.

[[folder:''The Fraternity of Torment'']]

-->'''Voiced By:'''Toby Huss
An elderly ex-villain of Italian descent, and former nemesis of the original Team Venture. In his retirement he's become pretty mellow and well-adjusted by the standards of the show.
* AffablyEvil
* AnimalMotifs: Spiders.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Franchise/JamesBond}} Scaramanga]].
* PokeThePoodle: Unlike Brainulo he doesn't seem to hold any serious grudges against Team Venture, and his only form of "vengeance" is deliberately annoying them by getting a longer line of fans seeking autographs.
* RedRightHand: Or, hairy eight-fingered right hand.

-->'''Voiced By''':Christopher [=McCulloch=]
A villain from 1000 years in the future, brought back by Jonas Venture Sr. Now elderly and (apparently) senile, he seeks vengeance against the original Team Venture.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: From the year 3000, until Jonas Sr [[NoodleIncident somehow trapped him in the past.]]
* MyBrainIsBig
* ObfuscatingDisability: He pretends to be senile to make people understimate him.
* PsychicPowers

A retired villain who's identity was stolen by The Monarch when he first seduced Dr.Girlfriend to avoid being murdered by Phantom Limb. Later murdered by Phantom LImb because of this.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Was ostracised due to his size.
* CharacterDeath: No one retires from Phantom Limb's shit list indeed.
* SuperStrength
* WeHardlyKnewYe:Dosen't say a word before he's killed.



!!([[WritingAroundTrademarks Action]]) [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Jo]]([[WritingAroundTrademarks h]])[[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest nny]] ([[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Quest]])
-->''"Fathers are loving and caring and protective men, and I don't have one of those! But who cares, man? (breaking down) Who cares, who cares, who cares!? Maybe I did kill the dog! Maybe I was the Lizard Man who stole your precious serum! You loved that serum more than you loved me!! (falling to his knees) FATHER!!!! FATHER!!!!!"''
-->'''Voiced By''':Brendon Small'''
You might know him from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. He's picked up a few drug addictions and rage issues since then.
Tropes associated with Jo(h)nny:
* BerserkButton: ''Do NOT'' mention his father. Surprising him with Dr. Z is also a bad idea. Seems to be getting better about this in later seasons, at least.
* {{Wangst}}: Deliberately invoked in as dramatic a way as possible.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: The writers are no longer allowed to call him "Jonny Quest" so that he doesn't do too much damage to the brand name.
** He still plainly ''is'' Jonny Quest, they just don't/can't call him that.
** Also justifiable because Johnny despises his father and refuses to be associated with him, claiming at the Rusty Venture daycamp that orphan boys were lucky not to have a father.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually older than Rusty, a fact he likes to poke fun at during therapy.

!!Dr. Henry Killinger
-->''"Killinger. Dr.Henry Killinger. And This is my Magic Murder Bag."''
-->'''Voiced By''': Christopher [=McCulloch=]
The Film/MaryPoppins of evil. He seeks to help others find their true purpose and fulfillment in life. He has a Magic Murder Bag.
Tropes associated with Killinger:
* TheAce: Fixes up everything with a wave of his hand and with his impressive psychological and management planning skills. And his Magic Murder Bag.
* AffablyEvil: To the point that the "evil" part is debatable.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Revealed in ''All This and Gargantua-2'' to be a being on the same order as [[spoiler: the Investors]]. Exactly what type of higher being (alien, demon, etc.) is still unknown.
* {{Antivillain}}: He only ever helps those he works for, and teaches them in such a way that they grow and earn what they desire. It just so happens that those helps are always villains, along with the occasional [[NominalHero morally-questionable protagonist]].
* {{Badass}}: He takes on all three of [[TheDreaded The Investors]] with nothing more than his umbrella. [[spoiler: ''And wins.'']]
* BagOfHolding: His Magic Murder Bag, which looks evil, but holds at least an umbrella and whatever he needs to help somebody fix their personal issues (i.e. a bouquet of flowers and the Monarch's journal) rather than any real implements of murder.
* BigGood: [[spoiler:A weird example in that he's become this for the villains.]]
* BondJamesBond: Introduces himself this way.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a German-accented old man with a propensity for calling people "silly billy" who flies around with his umbrella while wearing a skull mask, black doctor's garb, and bunny slippers...and has completely turned around the fortunes of everyone he has worked for, usually while helping them realize the hidden potential they had all the long.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Of all the factions manipulating one another during the Gargantua 2 incident, he comes out on top.]]
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler: While he and the last Investor are having their epic psychic lightsaber battle, the Monarch and the Guild Resistance pop in. When said Investor becomes distracted by the intruders, Killinger stabs him with his Umbrella.]]
* DressedToHeal: Beside his bunny slippers and skull half-mask, he wears a black doctor's uniform, complete with stethoscope, medical bag he keeps handcuffed to him, and [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red highlighting]]. Oddly enough, he actually gets closer to fulfilling this trope without edging into DeadlyDoctor territory beyond aesthetics.
* EvilChancellor: Inverted, Killinger only operates to improve the lives of those he is charged with rather than undermine their every move.
* EvilMentor: Tries to be one toward Rusty in ''The Doctor is Sin'', though he's more [[AntiVillain benevolent]] than most examples. (His teaching doesn't take, but it does give Rusty a much-needed HeelRealization.)
** In a twist on this trope, he's not so much a mentor that turns people evil and more simply a mentor to evil people (The Monarch, Phantom Limb, etc.) The fact that Rusty attracted his attention says a lot more about ''[[{{Jerkass}} HIS]]'' [[NominalHero character]] than it does Killenger's.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:A benevolent one, in contrast to his siblings.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: He makes wonders for those he helps, though his true calling is to make them realize just how far they can go without him.
* InexplicablyAwesome: He can do [[GodModeSue practically anything]] and has no backstory or rational explanation for anything he does. And he has a [[RunningGag Magic Murder Bag]]. [[spoiler:As it turns out, he and the Investors are of the same mysterious species.]]
* MagicalGuardian: For the people he assists, he does have elements of this even down to the ParasolParachute.
* NiceShoes: Always shown wearing a pair of bedroom skull slippers.
* NighInvulnerable: Perhaps the strongest example in the series. [[spoiler: Considering how he killed all three Investors at once without a scratch, he may be a PhysicalGod.]]
* NoSell: He appears to be impervious to magical attacks, or at least those of Dr. Orpheus.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Possibly subverted. His mention of working for RichardNixon implies that he may actually ''be'' this universe's Henry Kissinger, not merely based on him.
* PhysicalGod: He may in fact be [[spoiler:Apeliotes the Greco-Roman god of the southeast wind.]]
* ParasolParachute: Like the above-mentioned English nanny, he can use his umbrella to fly. Also, as a conduit for his more supernatural abilities a la [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hagrid]]. [[spoiler: This may just be largely so people aren't put off by him in the same way they are with The Investors.]]
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Played with. He does wear a lot of red and black, and he does mostly help villains, but he himself is so anti-villainous and affable that he barely qualifies as "evil."
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Very politely leaves The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend to fend for themselves when [[spoiler:Phantom Limb attacks the Flying Cocoon in the second season finale.]]
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Has only had three major appearances to date (with a few bit appearances in other episodes,) but has made a significant impact on the Venture universe in each. (Helping to rebuild the Monarch's organization and reunite him with Dr. Girlfriend in one, setting Monarch down the path of becoming a NotSoHarmlessVillain, and giving Rusty Venture a much needed HeelRealization in another, which eventually helped to bring out more of Rusty's [[JerkassWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] tendencies.) These pale, however, in comparison to his third appearance, where he [[spoiler: slays the Investors and reforms the Guild of Calamitous Intent after the Sovereign's defeat.]]
* TricksterMentor: Another inversion. While he is astoundingly good at managing and organizing supervillain operations, his actions ultimately lead his clients to realize something about themselves but is usually a truth they've either pushed aside or were unaware of. All a part of the growing process Killinger employs as a life coach.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sometimes when he flies away, he gets stuck.
--> "My umbrella is caught on something... I require assistance."

!!Mrs. Fictel
-->'''Voiced By''': Kate [=McKinnon=]
Dermott Fictel's mother. [[spoiler:Unknown to him, Mrs. Fictel is actually Dermott's maternal grandmother. Dermott's "sister" Nikki is his real mother.]]
Tropes associated with Mrs. Fictel:
* MamaBear: [[spoiler: While we haven't seen it with Dermott, even if he's not really her son, she was damn mad at Rusty for getting her daughter pregnant and made sure he gave her money and left, then there's raising her daughter's son as her own.]]

!!Nikki Fictel
-->'''Voiced By''': Kate [=McKinnon=]
Dermott Fictel's sister. [[spoiler:[[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo Actually his mother]].]]
Tropes associated with Nikki:
* CoolBigSis: [[spoiler: Or at least the role she plays.]]
* FanGirl: Of the Rusty Venture cartoon.
* FemmeFatale: Is introduced in this fashion during Hank's FilmNoir fantasy.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: In true FemmeFatale fashion.
* MrsRobinson: [[spoiler:She is nearly twice Hank's age.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: The timeline means she is at least in her early 30's, but she doesn't really appear to be that much older than Hank or Dermott.]]
* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Nikki was a FanGirl of Rusty Venture growing up. After getting impregnated by him, she learned that the ''real'' Rusty was far from being anything like he was on TV. Fifteen+ years later she meets Rusty's son Hank, who actually has the qualities of the person she idolized]].
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:Dermott being the product of said pregnancy.]]

-->'''Voiced By:'''Nina Helman
Triana's once best friend. Has gained quite the fan following despite appearing for all of two episodes in season two.
Tropes associated with Kim:
* ApatheticCitizens: Is not fazed in the slightest by Phantom Limb's lack of arms. Or being the offered the chance to become a supervillain.
* [[MistakenForSubculture Mistaken For Supervillian]]: Is mistaken for a supervillain by both Hank and Doctor Girlfriend due to her outfit and hair. She decides just to roll with it.
%%* PerkyGoth
* PutOnABusToHell: Was revealed to have fallen in with preppies, then addicted to drugs before becoming a born-again Christian. Now resides in Florida.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit in "Victor. Echo. November.".
* SureLetsGoWithThat: Her reaction to being offered membership into the Guild of Calamitous Intent.

!!Princess Tinyfeet
Sgt.Hatred's wife and later ex-wife. [[spoiler: And apparently wife again. Or not.]]
Tropes associated with Tinyfeet:
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* MyGirlIsASlut: She apparently left Hatred for not being sensitive to her very kinky needs and was seen having a bizarre threesome with some of his former men. [[spoiler:Hatred later gladly took her back and was fine with playing rough... but then turns out to have shacked up with another man.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler:When the Monarch kidnaps her as a bargaining chip with Hatred, he and Doctor Mrs. The Monarch don't even have to tie her up; she was already in bondage. She even ASKED to be put in the trunk.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: [[spoiler:Spends "Operation P.R.O.M." in bondage with a ball gag in her mouth, and still manages to win Prom Queen.]]

!!The Outrider
-->'''Voiced By:'''Doc Hammer
A necromancer who married Byron Orpheus's ex-wife. The Outrider is Triana's stepfather, and she currently lives with him.
Tropes associated with The Outrider:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Orpheus at first, being able to acess the second world easily and stealing his wife (sort of). Later subverted as he took shortcuts to get that power that ended up backfiring horribly.
* BerserkButton: The only time he's been seen angry at all is when he attacked what he thought was a KKK member burning a cross on his lawn (it was just Dean in a ghost costume).
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Played with. To achieve his level of power, he had to take shortcuts, unlike Orpheus who worked his way there. While this did back-fire when he fought Torrid, his personal life is better than Orpheus's because The Outrider had more time for his loved ones, and other people, while Orpheus focused exclusively on his job.
* {{Irony}}: It hasn't been brought up in the show yet, but according to the DVD commentary for season 4, his wife has grown tired of him the same way she had with Orpheus (she likewise has a bored expression when we first see her, when Outrider is seeing Triana off). He's clueless about it.
* NiceGuy: Although like JJ he can be condescending.
* NiceHat
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One example was when he tried to explain to Dean, that Trianna [[spoiler: had moved on and found someone else. He also said that their relationship was over, and Dean had to accept that if he wanted her to be happy]]. Dean's response was a [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck You!]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Orpheus. Both are necromancers, both are incredibly powerful, but while Orpheus is more skilled due to all of his training, the Outrider had to get there through shortcuts. While Orpheus speaks in a grandiose manner and is so immersed in his work he and his wife drifted apart, the Outrider is fairly personable, has no trouble interacting with people, and is now married to Orpheus's ex-wife.

A handsome goth guy, he has something wrong with his legs and uses two crutches. [[spoiler: He is also dating Triana.]]
Tropes associated with Raven:
* DisabledLoveInterest: A {{Goth}} who walks with crutches and looks like [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]].
* {{Expy}}: Looks exactly like Robert Pattinson playing [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]].
%%* {{Goth}}
* TakeThat: He's [[StealthPun lame]] and looks like ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s male lead.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Col. Bud Manstrong
-->'''Voiced By:'''Terrence Fleming
An astronaut that resided on the space station, Gargantua One (which was built by Jonas Venture), along with Anna. A very chaste fellow which isn't helped with both being the only two people on the station. He later reappears in the series when the station goes down and he somehow manages to pilot it into a terrorist camp, for which he receives a medal from the president.
Tropes associated with Manstrong:
* AccidentalHero: Celebrated as a hero, but actually [[spoiler:''blacked out'' from a handjob]] while piloting the crashing Gargantua-1 back to Earth.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Rusty calls him a "repressed masturbater" during the episode ''Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner?''
* CelibateHero: It reaches the point of deconstruction. (His girlfriend cheats on him with Brock and he blacks out during a hand job from her when they're about to die.)
* MommasBoy: Very devoted to his mother [[spoiler: partly due to her mind-controlling him.]]
* MyBelovedSmother: Even without the [[spoiler: mind control,]] his mother is very controlling and manipulative of him.

!!Lt. Anna Baldavich
-->'''Voiced By:'''Nina Helman
The other astronaut on Gargantuan One, she and Bud were supposely in a relationship but Bud's resistance to her advances put a strain on that which wasn't helped when the Venture clan visited and she made out with Brock. She dies later in the series when then space station crashes back on Earth [[spoiler: but not before trying to get into Bud's pants one more time as a final request. He blacks out midway through.]] She always shown from behind and her face is apparently not the most pleasant thing to look at.
Tropes associated with Baldavich:
* ButterFace: A TakeOurWordForIt example.
* {{Expy}}: She HAS to be a ShoutOut to Miss Bellum of PowerpuffGirls fame!
* TheFaceless: [[TakeOurWordForIt And for a good reason]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Perishes when Gargantua-1 hits Earth.]]

-->'''Voiced By'''Christopher [=McCulloch=]
Sally Impossible's brother, who painfully bursts into flame when in contact with oxygen. As such, Cody usually has to be encased in a stasis chamber to control his condition and relieve his pain. He did not initially follow Sally and Ned to Spider Skull Island, but was kept by Richard Impossible, who harnessed Cody's heat to power Impossible Industries.
Tropes associated with Cody:
* BlessedWithSuck: He has PlayingWithFire powers and does not die from them... but can't turn them off or stop feeling ''pain''.
* CaptainErsatz: Of The Human Torch from ''Franchise/FantasticFour'', except without any control of his fire powers.
* ManOnFire: Whenever he comes into contact with oxygen, this happens. He's even [[AppropriatedAppellation called this]].
* PeopleJars: Spends most of his time in one. He is in extreme pain outside of it, and this includes the whole time he's powering Impossible Industries.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: An AvertedTrope. A perfect example of what happens when you gain the power to be on fire without having the ability to turn the fire off, while also being invulnerable to it.

!!Captain Sunshine
-->'''Voiced By:'''Creator/KevinConroy
One of the few superheroes in the Venture universe, Chuck Scarsdale is gifted with incredible solar powers by day, and works as a news anchor by night, alongside the other members of his super-team. The loss of his sidekick Wonderboy at the hands of the Monarch left him... kind-of messed up.
Tropes associated with Captain Sunshine:
* AlasPoorVillain: Despite thinking it was a trick at first, he actually sobbed uncontrollably at his [[spoiler:and presumably, the first Captain Sunshine's]] villain, Clue Clown's, funeral upon seeing the corpse as the "jack in the box" as the punchline for one last gag.
* AscendedExtra: Is first mentioned in a flashback when The Monarch is trying to impress Queen Etheria. Come season 4, and we find out that The Monarch didn't just make him up.
* DysfunctionJunction: The Monarch killed the third Wonderboy, leaving him terrified that it'll happen again.
* GetOut: Said to Hank when he asks if he knew Batman.
--> Capt. Sunshine: '''Get out of my Sanctum Solarium!'''
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:He's the second Captain Sunshine. His butler Desmond was the first, and has the same power-set.]]
* LightEmUp: His main superpower.
* MistakenForPedophile: [[WordOfGod According to Jackson]], [[spoiler:he's not a pedophile, just REALLY emotionally scarred]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[Music/MichaelJackson Lives in a Neverland Ranch-style mansion, and has a slightly creepy devotion to his young sidekick.]]
** The episode in which Captain Sunshine made his first appearance was written ''before'' [[TooSoon Michael Jackson's death]].
* PaperThinDisguise: The Action News team that Scarsdale is a part of is very blatantly the superteam that Captain Sunshine is a part of.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His gimmick.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Desperately tries to make Hank into his new Wonderboy, as a way of coping with the previous Wonderboy's death at the hands of the Monarch.
* ShoutOut: He's Batman (with a British butler, a stately manor, a Batcave-esque lair, KevinConroy, and a seeming attraction to his sidekick) with superpowers vaguely similar to those of the Ray. Even his (deceased) archnemesis is a CompositeCharacter shout-out to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and The Riddler.
** He also shares a bit with Superman (his secret identity is a journalist) and Birdman (his powers depend on exposure to sunlight).
** His superteam is an {{Expy}} of the {{Comicbook/Freedom Fighters}}.
** And continuing with the Music/MichaelJackson elements, his mostly-white costume, light-based abilities, and name all echo Film/CaptainEO. (As the trope page for that film points out, "EO is so named to evoke the Greek root word meaning 'dawn'.")

A geneticist living in a house on the edge of the Venture Compound [[spoiler:Who apparently helped both Dr. Ventures create the cloning technology that was later used for the boys. He also tells Dean he's a clone and helps the boy cope with the information.]]
-->'''Voiced By:'''Creator/JKSimmons
Tropes associated with Ben
* CoolOldGuy: Helps [[spoiler: Dean cope with the fact he's a clone and gives him some beer ]] and there's owning a pet monkey(?).
* CoolPet: His monkey(?) Rico.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He worked with both Jonas and Rusty to [[spoiler: create cloning technology]] and has lived on the compound for years, yet he was never hinted at or mentioned before "A Very Venture Halloween". [[spoiler: This may be justified since Dr. Venture told his sons to stay away from his house, apparently because Ben has no problem with telling the boys that they're clones. Oh, and there's a mass grave in front of the house - and we mean a ''mass'' grave.]]

-->'''Voiced By:'''Kate [=McKinnon=]
Introduced in the Season 5 premier, she is a university student who befriends a downtrodden Dean while applying for one of Dr. Venture's projects. [[spoiler:She, along with the other applicants, mutate into a race of superhumans after being exposed to high levels of radiation. She reverts back to normal after given an antidote.]]
Tropes associated with Thalia
* FantasticallyIndifferent: You wouldn't guess that something was wrong with her before [[spoiler: she showed her new set of arms to Dr. Venture, and she only shows some mild irritation when she has to point out that they're ''new''.]]
* HollywoodNerd
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler:Being exposed to radiation mutates her into a superhuman with telepathic powers, and an extra set of arms.]]
** BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Reverts back to being human after being exposed to an antidote.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:When reverted back to normal with the rest of those exposed, she and the others appear to lose their memories about their time at the Venture Compound. ]]
* NerdGlasses: Wears them most of the time.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only girl of the Palaemon Project workers.
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: Wanted Dean to become chief so that they could be King and Queen of the new age.]]

!! Venturestein
-->'''Voiced By''': Christopher [=McCulloch=]
A nameless Monarch mook who had the misfortune to run into Brock during a raid on the Venture compound resulting in getting his neck snapped. Rusty used his remains to re-animate his corpse in the hopes of selling the Military an undead solider program, during the learning process he made peace with Brock. He shows up again in Season 5 having defected from the army when he recognized a friend of Rusty's during a raid on some strikers. Thanks to said friend's help his intellectual improved greatly and he started a guerrilla force to stop any mad scientists in the Amazon jungles, liberating their experiments along the way to join his cause.
* FrankensteinsMonster: He's actually kind of scrawny, but he's got the requisite HulkSpeak, stitched-together head, and neck bolts.
* HulkSpeak: In his second appearance. Though unlike most examples, he is actually quite intelligent in most areas, able to perfectly understand concepts like communism, rebellion, the internet, and guerilla warfare. It's just his language skills that are lacking.
* NeckSnap: How he originally died.
* TechnicalPacifist: He has army training, has strength that comes with being a Frankenstein, and leads a well-organized milita. But he tries to avoid needless violence if he can help it. Even letting Hank go free his father and Sgt Hatred without any resistance (since after all, they're technically family). In fact his whole plan revolved around a ShamingTheMob speech toward all the scientists and their experiments of the jungle to live in harmony. ''Which surprisingly enough works!''
* TookALevelInBadass: Was mostly a dumb brute when he started off. Some army training and teachings from UsefulNotes/CheGuevara made him much more formidable.
* TheUndead: A "Frankestein" created by Rusty Venture from two dead Monarch henchmen.

!!Rose Whalen
-->Voiced By: Doc Hammer

Billy's elderly mother. Originally living in an old folks home in Boca Raton, she shacks up with the Action Man and Horace at the end of season 5.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Still treats her grown son like a boy.
* BadassGrandma:[[spoiler: Turns out the old bird picked up a thing or two in her youth, and is still a fully capable ass-kicker. It seems she was something more than a "dancer", way back when...]]
* OfficialCouple: With The Action Man.