Characters: Viewtiful Joe

A compilation of the characters from the Viewtiful Joe series. HENSHIN-A-GO-GO, BABY!

Heroes

Joe Black/Viewtiful Joe

The main hero of the game, Joe was an average person till he took Silvia to the movies. After Silvia is kidnapped, Joe is similarly taken into Movie Land where the spirit of Captain Blue trains him to become Viewtiful Joe.

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (games), Tomokazu Seki (anime, JPN), Jeff Nimoy (anime, EN; credited as Jason Palmer)

  • Always Save the Girl: Mainly because he wants to be as great a hero as Captain Blue.
  • Amazon Chaser: It's implied quite a few times in the second game that he finds his girlfriend's badassery and bravado extremely attractive.
  • Appropriated Appellation: Gets his title of Viewtiful Joe from Alastor's admiration of his skills after their fight in Chapter 5.
    • In an early episode of the anime version, Joe adopts it when he mishears Alastor describing his powers as "beautiful" out of astonishment.
    • Alastor said "Beautiful!" in the game as well, though the music drowned it out. You can hear the word more clearly on the official soundtrack (where most of the tracks are preceded by lines from the game).
  • Ascended Fanboy
  • Badass
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Captain Blue Jr.
  • Badass Beard: Goatee, actually, but it's the thought that counts.
  • Badass Family/Badass Crew: More or less. His father (Jet), mother (Junko), and sister (Jasmine) all have (or at least temporarily possessed) Henshin powers. His girlfriend (Silvia) is also a super-powered heroine, as is her father, Captain Blue. Depending on the canonicity of the extra storylines in the first game (don't cross your fingers), the same would apply for Goldie (Silvia's twin sister) and Ivory (Blue's wife and Silvia's mother).
  • Battle Couple: With Silvia.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening Joe's friends is a really bad idea. Jadow learns this multiple times during the anime.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Brother-Sister Team: With Jasmine in Double Trouble.
  • Bullet Time: VFX Slow.
  • But Not Too Foreign: A likely possibility, judging by appearances. Joe's father is Caucasian, while his mother is Asian; Joe seems to have inherited his hair color and facial features from Jet's side of the family.
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Cartoon Bomb: Shocking Pink.
  • Chick Magnet
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Junko reveals to Silvia in Double Trouble that Joe's been skirt-chasing behind her back on a few occasions. Silvia does not enjoy this fact one bit.
    • Joe showed some tendencies for this back in the second game, where he continued to hit on Miss Bloody Rachel in front of Silvia. It was only through Silvia's continued threats (of both the verbal and physical variety) that Joe kept himself in check.
    • He also has shades of it in the anime, where he's even more enthusiastic about heroics if there are pretty girls involved, gives Jr. advice on attracting the ladies, and has at least one princess fall for him.
  • Cool Big Bro: One to Jasmine, and a surrogate one to Captain Blue Jr.
  • Cool Helmet
  • Cool Plane: Six Machine in its default mode. It can also assume the form of a car, subterrine drill, submarine, and bazooka.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers an epic one to Charles III, Hulk Davidson, and Gran Bruce after Blue Jr.'s Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Expy: Possibly of Quick Man. Roll's win quote against him in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom asks if Joe is cosplaying him.
    • Not exactly, his costume was heavily based on Kaiketsu Zubat, especially how his mask closes before boss battles and the scarf. This on purpose, Joe is a parody and shout-out to old Tokusatsu shows such as the aforementioned Zubat and Kamen Rider.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Joe to Silvia.
  • Fast-Forward Mechanic: VFX Mach Speed.

Silvianne "Silvia" Lumiere/Sexy Silvia

The female lead of the series; Damsel in Distress in the first, Action Girl in the second. She has a very close relationship with Joe, even though his fanboyism for Captain Blue movies leaves a lot to be desired for Silvia's romantic moments. It turns out she's Captain Blue's daughter and hasn't seen him in a long time.

Voiced by: Christina Puccelli (games), Natsuko Kuwatani (anime, JPN), Philece Sampler (anime, EN)

Captain Blue Lumiere

The titular hero of the Captain Blue movie that Joe and Silvia watch. After being defeated, his spirit lives on to teach Joe the ways of becoming a super hero. Except this is all a big lie. Blue is actually the villain of the movie, having seen that being a hero has become dreadfully boring. Joe does bring him to his senses and Blue returns to normal, only to be rendered inactive for the majority of the second game due to being turned into one of the seven Rainbow Oscars.

Voiced by: Gregg Berger (games), Banjō Ginga (anime, JPN), Bob Papenbrook (anime, EN [ep. 1-21]), George C. Cole (anime, EN [ep. 23-26])

Captain Blue Jr.

A Canon Immigrant from the anime who later got to be in Red Hot Rumble, Jr. was meant to succeed Captain Blue as the role of a super hero, but Joe just happened to become The Chosen One instead, much to Jr.'s dismay. Not wanting to feel forgotten, Jr. is very knowledgeable in the ways of becoming a hero unlike Joe and so he tasks himself to make Joe do what he needs to do besides goofing off, specifically saving Silvia. At the start of the second season, Jr. does get a V-Watch, or rather, V-Yoyos.

Voiced by: Tara Strong (Red Hot Rumble), Makoto Tsumura (anime, JPN), Katie Leigh (anime, EN)

Joe's Family

Jet Black

An old friend of Silvia's dad who used to work together with him, father to Joe. He is the one who actually owns the cinema Joe and Silvia attend and helps the couple in rescuing Captain Blue from Gedow's hands. He is in truth the Big Bad of Gedow, secretly sabotaging the two whenever he needs to while appearing clumsy.

Voiced by: Keith Szarabajka (games), Jurota Kosugi (anime)

Junko Black

Joe and Jasmine's mother, a famous actress who passed away long before the start of the series.

Voiced by: Hynden Walch

Jasmine Black

Joe's little, slightly mature sister and Jet's daughter who wishes to become a great actress like Junko. In Double Trouble!, she is just starting her career until Madow steals the film. Instead of letting Joe handle things, she gives chase.

Voiced by: Hynden Walch

Jadow

Dark Fiend, Charles the 3rd

Voiced by: Roger Rose (games), Mitsuru Ogata (anime, JPN), Terrence Stone (anime, EN)

Iron Ogre, Hulk Davidson

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (games), Akimitsu Takase (anime, JPN), Joe Cooker (anime, EN)

Aquatic Terror, Gran Bruce

Voiced by: Roger Rose (games), Shouto Kashii (anime, JPN), Ross Lawrence (anime, EN)

Inferno Lord, Fire Leo

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (games), Yoji Ueda (anime, JPN), Udel R. Deet (anime, EN)

Almighty Leader, King Blue

Voiced by: Gregg Berger (games)

Gedow

Drill Sergeant, Big John

Voiced by: Michael Gough (games)

Ancient Guardian, Flinty Stone

Voiced by: Roger Rose (games)

Cyber Phantom, Cameo Leon

Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg (games)

Blizzard Hazard, Frost Tiger

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (games)

Serial Killer Android, Miss Bloody Rachel

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall (games)

Mad Scientist, Dr. Cranken

Voiced by: Peter Renaday (games)

Emperor of Gedow, Black

Voiced by: Keith Szarabajka (games)

Madow

Gadget-Cop

Killer Hands

Alter Woman/Vanilla

Meta Rangers

Queen Heinderella

Voiced by: Hynden Walch

Others

Blade Master Alastor

Voiced by: Mikey Kelley (games), Shinichiro Miki (anime, JPN), Ross Lawrence (anime, EN)

The Biankies

Dante

Voiced by: Drew Coombs

Trish

Voiced by: Christina Puccelli (Viewtiful Joe note ), Sarah Lafleur (Red Hot Rumble)

Dark Emperor, King Mundus

  • A God Am I: Duh.
  • The Bus Came Back: A rather dramatic reveal.
  • The Corrupter: For Captain Blue in Dante's story.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He planted a "seed" inside Trish, just in case he ended up getting sealed. Trish experiencing emotions was the trigger to cause the seed to weaken the seal that was placed on him at the end of the first game.
  • Demonic Possession: He does this with Captain Blue.
  • Revenge: Against Dante and Trish, but also against Eva, whose soul is locked in Dante's amulet. Mundus actually sees Eva — the party responsible for numerous events throughout the series (Dante's revival when killed in the demon attack on his family as a child, Nelo Angelo's violent reaction to Dante's half of the Perfect Amulet, Trish's resurrection at the end of DMC, etc.) — as his real enemy, elevating her role in the original game from a primary motivational factor for her son to a three-way combination of Big Good, The Chessmaster, and Guile Heroine.
    Mundus: "The real enemy was you, Eva!"
  • Walking Spoiler: The character's involvement in Dante's story is unexpected, to say the least.

Coordinator Sprocket

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall (Red Hot Rumble), Mayumi Asano (anime, JPN), Wendee Lee (anime, EN)

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