Characters: Wander over Yonder
Your guide to Wander, Sylvia, and the beings they meet on their travels. Due to some guest characters being Walking Spoilers, beware of unmarked spoilers.
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Wander and Sylvia
"When I see someone who's in needin', I just gotta help!"
Voiced by: Jack McBrayerWander is the main character of the show. He's a little orange furry guy who wants to befriend everyone he meets. Sylvia is his best friend, and the feeling is mutual. Wander's personality drives him compulsively to be helpful. This often gets him (or Sylvia) in trouble, but usually his kindness is repaid in the end, as whoever he and Sylvia help end up grateful and cheerfully willing to repay the help in kind. Wander's personality flaw is that he tends to get too caught up in things, and as a result often forgets about and neglects Sylvia's feelings. But he's nothing if not sincere, and once reminded, makes the effort to do better by her.
- The Ace: Albeit one who doesn't seem to notice that he's the ace, or would even care if he did.
- Adorkable: Being voiced by Jack McBrayer only makes him more Adorkable.
- All-Loving Hero: Is friendly to everyone, even the baddies. Averted in "The Helper" when he is actually against Hater and tries to stop him for the first time.
- American Accents: Speaks with a heavily pronounced Dixie accent.
- Apologizes a Lot
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "The Prisoner", after outwitting and evading Peepers for the entire rest of the episode, he manages to get tricked into a cell because he can't resist following the glowing dot from a blaster's laser sight and trying to catch it.
- Badass Adorable: Defending the galaxy with the POWER OF LOOOOOVE!
- Badass in Distress: Is very strong, fast, agile and capable of handling himself, but many times Sylvia has to save him from danger.
- Badass Pacifist: As demonstrated in "The Troll" in which he defeats the titular Jerkass by simply kicking back and ignoring his insults.
- Beat It By Compulsion: Obessive-compulsive type. He's incapable of not being helpful, even when it's against his best interests. The Watchdogs exploit this in "The Fugitives" to get him to reveal his locations. In "The Nice Guy", his need to be helpful keeps him from getting a drink Sylvia wants, which causes him a lot of distress.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Big Eater:
- In "The Greatest," he wolfs down lots of hot dogs for a contest (against Lord Hater).
- In "The Lonely Planet" he sure puts away a lot of pancakes, and pie— so much that he looks pregnant by the time he's finished.
- In "The Tourist" he wolfs down the Galaxy's Biggest Hoagie before Sylvia even gets to take a bite, depriving her of dinner.
- In "The Day", he sleeptalks of glowing red cookies and evil pineapple kings, and Sylvia puts strange food-related dreams into his head, such as pie monkeys needing ballet lessons, cheese towers turning into narwhal bacon, and three noodles considering buying pleated khakis, to name a few.
- Big Good: "The Little Guy" indicates that Wander and Sylvia are this without even really trying to be, or at least that Hater thinks they are. Simply by spreading good and kindness around wherever they go, the two of them have become a force for good that's singlehandedly thwarting Hater's plan to fill the universe with "fear and hate". According to Peepers, Hater believes that the only reason good still exists in the galaxy is because Wander still exists - hence the two of them being public enemies #1.
- Cannot Keep a Secret: In "The Picnic", he accidentally (and very loudly) blabs about the embarrassing bodily functions of Sylvia's species to Lord Hater, Emperor Awesome, and their entire armies.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: The "Galactic Adventures" teaser hints that he might have this.
- Confirmed in "The Fugitives"; trying to resist helping others appears to cause Wander great stress.
- Further confirmed in "The Nice Guy"; even when there isn't someone visibly in trouble/need, the possibility or implication of it will still make Wander go out of his way to help.
- Even further confirmed in "The Helper", where the concept of an entire day (or an entire planet) where absolutely no one needs him to do anything is enough to drive him completely out of his mind. The boy is compelled to assist.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Oh yeah.
- Fatal Flaw: Temptation. Whether it be not helping people, not partying, or even not looking in a box, Wander's self-restraint is very weak.
- The Fool: Seems to have shades of this, although Craig McCracken has hinted that he is actually pretty clever. This "foolish cleverness" shows somewhat in "The Greatest," where rather than being dimwitted it seems more like he just doesn't care about anything but enjoying life, not even an army of evil minions. He's able to use his brains and his friendliness to convince Hater's army go AWOL and go to a fair, defeat Hater's right hand man with excessive fun, and trick Hater into overcompetitive-ing himself into a meltdown... and the whole time never quite seems to grasp what Hater was actually trying to do.
- As a general rule, Wander's savviness varies with how idealistic he's feeling. When blinded by cuteness, as seen in "The Egg" and "The Pet" he tends to put himself and others in danger. When he's up against something he knows is dangerous, like Lord Hater or The Troll, he's more in control of his ditzy tendencies, though sometimes that can backfire on him too, as seen in "The Bad Guy".
- Fragile Speedster: As demonstrated in "The Fugitives". He's very fast and strong, but he was easy to catch in that episode.
- Fun Personified: He's a Nice Guy with the amazing ability to have a good time wherever he goes. By way of this alone, he is able to defuse Hater's villainous machinations without antagonizing the guy at all, though this infuriates Hater anyway.
- Good Feels Good: His reason for being so helpful all the time.
- Guile Hero: Sometimes peeks out from under the lazy idiot disguise.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a hat, shoes and socks. That's it.
- Hammerspace: He's known to hold loads of things in his hat.
- Whenever Wander is about to sing he pulls his banjo out of nowhere; sometimes it fits in his hat, too.
- Heavy Sleeper: Shown in "The Day"; according to Sylvia, Wander can sleep through anything, and he does in fact sleep through the entirety of the episode and all of the shenanigans involved.
- The Hero
- Hero Antagonist: Technically speaking, since Craig McCracken himself dubbed Lord Hater the protagonist. The show however, majorly seems to avert this.
- Heroic BSOD: He suffers of a brief one in "The Fugitives", when he finds out Sylvia abandoned him and the Watchdogs caught him when he was helping people. It takes him smelling a stink coming from a manhole and Sylvia's arrival to snap him out it.
- He has another one in "The Good Deed" when after another failed attempt at helping someone causes a missile to launch toward the sun. Wander lets himself sink into a mud puddle until Sylvia snaps him out of it.
- Idea Ding: Wander makes the ding himself whenever he thinks of something.
- Idiot Hero: In some episodes. In others, he seems more oblivious than stupid.
- Impractical Musical Instrument Skills: He's sometimes shown to play his banjo with only one hand strumming, without holding it even though it doesn't having a visible strap.
- Karmic Trickster: Although he doesn't seem to be aware of this.
- Large Ham: Yep.Wander: IT'S ME, WANDER! ARE YOU HERE TO WATCH THE PLANETS ALIGN TOO?! LOOK! *pulls basket from hat* I EVEN PACKED A PICNIIIIIIIIIIC~
- Love Freak: Seems to be this.
- Man Child: Not as bad as Lord Hater's Psychopathic Manchild status.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sweet, free-spirited Wander as opposed to Sylvia.
- Meaningful Name: He's an interstellar traveler who goes wherever the stars take him.
- Also has a tendency to wander off from Sylvia during her many close-up speeches.
- Mellow Fellow: Alternates between this and Keet as part of his relaxed, positive outlook on life.
- Morality Pet: To Sylvia. In "The Rider", Sylvia admits that being friends with Wander makes her want to be a better person.
- Musical Assassin: His banjo is also a laser gun
- Nice Guy: The promos even call him "The friendliest face in outer space!"
- Nice Hat: His Bag of Holding. It also doubles as a sleeping bag.
- In The Hat it is revealed to be the only sane man or fashion accessory.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Wander is actually more than clever enough to outwit the villains he faces without even trying, but even while he's doing it he seems like a fun-loving, oblivious goofball. There are a few times he visibly drops the act for the audience and lets on that he really does know what he's doing, but it's rare enough that it's easy to mistake him for The Fool.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Used with Rule of Funny.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He holds a conversation with himself in "The Greater Hater" where he asks what kind of name "Wander" is and his "reply" seems to be cut off in the middle of saying it's not his real name.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In The Bow Wander, you know you're up against purest evil if this little guy treats someone as a legitimate threat.
- Perpetual Smiler: As you could probably tell by the image.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In "The Greatest" he's able to best Hater (who is at least three or four times his size) in every single competition they try - including pushups, a "ring the bell with the mallet" puzzle, and arm wrestling (in which he accidentally breaks Hater's arm off.)
- Platonic Life Partners: With Sylvia.
- The Pollyanna: He's almost always happy and cheerful, even around enemies.
- Redhead In Green: His fur is reddish and he wears a green hat.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: He likes doing this, such as saying "Bing!" when he gets an idea.
- Scatting: He sometimes does this during songs.
- Small Annoying Creature / Spanner in the Works: To Lord Hater.
- Super Mode
- Sweet Home Alabama: He speaks in a pronounced Dixie accent, plays the banjo, and is about the nicest guy you could ever meet.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: His attitude towards the universe, and given the world he lives in it's hard to blame him. In "The Prisoner", he says something like that in his sleep.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Put him face to face with an evil dictator and his minions, or some bloodthirsty monster? No problem, he'll just annoy them into submission. But put him in a situation in which he needs to resist temptation...
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Possibly. He briefly dresses up as a woman in "The Greatest" and "The Good Deed" and in "The Fugitives," he seems a little TOO eager when Sylvia asks him to play dress up.
- In "The Date", he gets kicked across the restaurant, and emerges literally a second later in a waiter's uniform.
- From the same episode, he dresses up as a quintessential Southern Belle to stop a wedding between Sylvia and Lord Hater.
- In "The Enemies", after it's revealed both Hater and Brad Starlight have dressed as women to try to trick Wander into their respective traps, Wander shows up, happily asks why they didn't tell him they were playing dress-up, and is revealed to be wearing a dress just like theirs with a blue bow on the top of his head.
Voiced by: April Winchell
"Oh, it's on, you little scuzz-monkeys!"Sylvia is a member of a beast of burden species called the Zbornak. We don't know yet if any of the others have her sentience or her aggressive temperament. What we do know is that she and Wander are inseperable best friends, and that Sylvia feels protective of him. She also has an appetite as big as her heart; and a temper as big as the galaxy. She's not quite as fun-loving as Wander is, but she tries to be patient with his antics, and indulges him lovingly until she is too tired or stressed to go on.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: She wears a saddle and reins. That's it.
- Action Girl: Especially in "The Pet".
- Berserk Button: While she's far from being the calmest person in the universe, GOD HELP YOU if you even think about messing with Wander.
- Big Eater: In "The Fancy Party" she spends the whole party stuffing herself full of finger sandwiches.
- In The Epic Quest, she wolfs down Jellyfish Pie along with Wander.
- Bigger on the Inside/Bizarre Alien Biology: She eats like a horse and runs like the wind, but her species only needs to use the bathroom once every five months. However, it takes them all day to do it, taking her entirely out of the action in "The Picnic".
- Bizarre Taste in Food: Sylvia loves Slarnak's Deli's Jellyfish Pie, but Wander gags at the mere mention of it — and a comparatively tiny slice is enough to make a giant monster upchuck her and Wander off-planet.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Wander describes her as such in very similar terms in "The Rider".
- Butt Monkey: Particularly in "The Egg", "The Hat" and "Lonely Planet".
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She tries to keep Wander out of trouble. Tries.
- Competition Freak: Her Berserk Button, as seen in "The Time Bomb".
- Contralto of Danger: Courtesy of her voice actress April Winchell, this establishes her as an Action Girl.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a joke to compliment everything Wander and Hater say.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She apparently did all sorts of immoral stuff while adventuring with Ryder. According to her, Wander is the first friend she's ever had that saw good in her and encouraged her to be a good person.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Technically she's an alien, but she bears close resemblance to a theropod dinosaur. The tufts on her head and tail even brings feathered dinosaurs to mind.
- Fiery Redhead: She's definitely fiery, and her mane is a reddish-pink color.
- Good Is Not Nice: She is often very abrasive and apathetic.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!/Unusual Euphemism: Frequently uses phrases such as "Oh grob" or "Flab crammin' ham strangler!" in place of real swearing.
- Horse of a Different Color: She is Wander's mount, complete with reins and bridle. However, she can talk and uses the reins herself on occasion for non-saddle related purposes.
- Hot-Blooded: Do not make her angry, especially in competitions.
- The Lad-ette: Well, she's certainly no dainty flower.
- Mama Bear: Whenever she believes Wander to be in danger.
- Not So Above It All: When dealing with Hater she can act just as goofy as Wander.
- Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty": She refers to her fists as "Lady Haymaker and the Duchess of Whaling" in "The Fancy Party".
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sassy, tough-as-nails personality compared to Wander.
- One Woman Army
- Platonic Life Partners: With Wander.
- Prehensile Tail
- Sapient Steed
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Played with. Sylvia is well aware she's not conventionally beautiful (as mentioned in "The Day") but she made the effort of formal dress for "The Fancy Party" by adding a string of pearls. In "The Party Animal" she puts on makeup and clothing befitting Emperor Awesome's dress code and looks terrible in it (not that Emperor Awesome thinks so). In "The Date", she mocks up a girly disguise as "Linguini von Breadstick" and is convincing enough that Hater wants to marry her after one date.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Though it's of a Gosh Dang It to Heck! variety in the style of Yosemite Sam to fit with the show's rating, she's the most foul-mouthed of the cast by a long mile.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Routinely on the receiving end of comical abuse.
- Sleep Cute: Of the non-romantic sort with Wander, when they curl up together, or all by herself when she goes nose to tail.
- Straight Man: To Wander.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Spas seem to be her soft point. In "The Ball", she really enjoys herself at one and brings up rebuilding it in her list of things the Balzarians need, and in "The Tourist," she briefly squees over the fact that a hotel they're staying at has one.
- She also goes on a mini-tourist shopping spree in "The Helper".
- Tritagonist: Shares this with Commander Peepers, being Wander's constant companion, and The Lancer to Wander's Hero.
- Tsundere: She's a tough, no-nonsense kind of girl, but she does have a softer side which surfaces usually around Wander or those in need. It's made most apparent in "The Egg".
Lord Hater and His Army
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson
"I have mangled the minds of MILLIONS, I have tempted forth torrential tides of tears, I have reduced the richest of republics to REVEL and RUIN! Because I... am the greatest in all the galaxy!"Lord Hater is one of several villains in the universe. He seeks to take over and rule the universe, filling it with hate and fear. To aid him in his goal are his major domo, Commander Peepers, and the army of Watchdogs. Hater tends to talk a good game, but has a lot of behaviours in common with an awkward teenage boy.
- Adorkable: If the previews are of any indication, he'll be this trying to apologize to Commander Peepers.
- Badass: During the last part of "The Picnic" - this is a guy who, in a towering rage, demolishes an army, takes down a dinosaur single handedly and punches a guy through a planet. This makes his total inability to do anything about Wander that much funnier.
- Berserk Button: Wander, just Wander. Everything about him is enough to make Hater lose his cool.
- He also hates being outdone
- Big Bad
- Butt Monkey: Full stop.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Happily acknowledges he's evil, and is doing this just cause he likes it.
- The Comically Serious: His scary faces are fun to look at, but terrifying in-universe.
- Control Freak: Part of his motivation for conquering all existence is that he can have everything exactly as he likes it.
- Dem Bones: A skeleton in robes.
- Deuteragonist: According to Word of God, while Wander is the main character, Hater is the protagonist (he qualifies for Deuteragonist status because there's already an established main character, with Hater being the other main character). Despite this, he is absent in a few episodes.
- The Dreaded: He might be a depicted in a comedic fashion for the most part, but a good deal of the galaxy is justifiably afraid of him. Wander and Sylvia only oppose him as often as they do because they fear him slightly less than the rest of the cosmos.
- Evil Counterpart: He is the complete opposite of Wander; while his mission is to spread love and help others, Hater's mission is to spread hate and seize control of the universe.
- Evil Is Petty: Once blew up a planet because he didn't like its coloration (see Freudian Excuse).
- Evil Sorcerer: He can fire energy from his hands and has also been shown to teleport, create forcefields, and use minor telekinesis. Whether these powers are magic or some sort of species ability isn't clear yet.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Fatal Flaw: Often fails due to his arrogance.
- And he's easily agitated by Wander's shenanigans.
- His fear of Wander's banjo ruining his plans.
- Freudian Excuse: Claims to hate the color purple because a girl he asked out on a date while he was in high school, who just so happened to have purple hair, turned him down. He's gone out of his way to destroy entire planets for just being purple.
- General Failure: When he lets his anger and/or ego get the better of him.
- Goofy Print Underwear: He wears red eyeball-print boxers under his cloak.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Hater punches out Emperor Awesome with one of his own fist-headed minions.
- Guttural Growler: His voice almost always has a growl to it, even when he's yelling.
- It's All About Me: The way he rules all of his conquered planets.
- Large Ham: Evil Is Hammy
- Laughably Evil: His over the top nature, arrogance and childlike habits often push him into this.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Passive fury is his default temperament, but this trope kicks in whenever he gets really peeved.
- Lovesthe Soundof Screaming: To the point where he has a megamix of it.
- Made of Iron: Has survived multiple unbelievable events, best demonstrated in "The Birthday" where he manages to survive everything his own doom Arena can throw at him, not that it really doesn't hurt.
- Meaningful Name: Pretty much hates everything, but especially hates Wander.
- The Millstone: To himself.
- Mind over Matter: One of his many powers.
- Morality Pet: Captain Tim
- Never My Fault: When he sees Lord Dominator's arsenal, he blames Peepers for why he doesn't have anything like it. Peepers rightfully tells him that he wastes his money and resources on trivial things like an arcade, a hot tub, a new hot sauce and a food court instead of actual weaponry.
- Nice Shoes: He wears sneakers.
- No Indoor Voice: Shouts just about everything when calm, and when he gets angry, it takes him being sad to talk normally.
- In "The Fancy Party," he has this whenever he's had it with Wander and tries to destroy him.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: His childish stubbornness and over the top ego and actions aside, Hater is a genuinely dangerous force commanding a gigantic army, having several incredible powers and having conquered multiple planets at this point. When he ever fully loses it, watch out.
- Obviously Evil: His name alone is a dead giveaway.
- Offstage Villainy: Has successfully conquered at least one planet offscreen.
- He had some unseen person tortured to get sounds for his mix tape.
- Phrase Catcher: "Later, Hater!"
- Power Floats: Sometimes during displays of power, he will actually levitate into the air.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Word Of God is that Hater was originally developed as a child character for a different project. When added to the WOY cast, he was physically aged up to look like an imposing villain... but kept the exact same personality.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: As an added bonus, the red is arranged in such a way that it looks like he's covered in blood.
- Shock and Awe: Can shoot green lightning bolts and create electromagnetic forcefields.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He wants to be the only one to make Wander suffer. If anyone else, even Lord Dominator, tries it, he won't take it well.
- To the Pain: All the better to provide sound bytes for his torture room mix tape.
- Villain Decay: A major plot point in season 2 is centered around how his repeated failures to destroy Wander have resulted in him losing his standing as a villain and encouraging other fiends to try and take over the universe.
- Villain Protagonist: As confirmed by Craig McCracken in this interview. There are plenty episodes without him though, which makes him a sort of Supporting Protagonist at the same time.
- Season 2 looks set to rectify this, as he has appeared in every episode of the season so far.
Voiced by: Tom KennyCommander Peepers is the highest ranking leader of the Watchdogs. He runs all command operations, comes up with plans for Hater's invasion forces, and tries to assuage Hater's feelings when Lord Hater has been frothed into a rage by Wander or by anyone else. It rarely works, but Peepers is nothing if not devoted to his job.
- The Chew Toy: He exists mainly to be Sylvia and Hater's punching bag.
- Cute Is Evil: Think he's cute? Watch "The Bounty" and see him bully the other Watchdogs in a futile attempt to make a point to Lord Hater, zap a game attendant who gives him a doll, lure one bounty hunter into an enclosure with a vicious animal, and slice another bounty hunter in half from the inside out using the blade on top of his helmet.
- The Dragon: Serves as Hater's second-in-command and is also the leader of the Watchdogs.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Peepers has expressed annoyance with Hater at times, as well as muttered to himself that he should be the one in charge. Plus, Word of God states that he's more serious about evil and universal domination than Hater is. If the Hater Empire were to fall, Peepers would likely start an Empire of his own.
- Faceless Eye: Along with the rest of Hater's mooks.
- A Father to His Men: Played With. On one hand, he lets the Watchdogs hide behind him without objection from Captain Tim in "The Pet", knows the names of individual Watchdogs in "The Little Guy" and "The Gift 2", and chats casually with whom he thinks is a Watchdog holding Sylvia prisoner in "The Day". On the other hand, he zaps and punches minions in "The Bounty Hunter" in an attempt to prove his own ruthlessness, is perfectly willing to just abandon Westley in "The Little Guy", and is just as appalled as Hater at the concept of the Watchdogs being happy (until he's also "infected" with happy) in "The Gift 2".
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: At least he thinks so, though the summary for "The Axe" indicates that Lord Hater is actually does better without him.
- Leitmotif/Theme Tune: "Commander Peep-ers!"
- Mook Lieutenant
- The Napoleon: The platform shoes present in "The Gift 2" implies he would love to be as big and imposing as his boss.
- OOC Is Serious Business: He snaps at Lord Hater, who is rather surprised at this, when he lets loose how Lord Hater wastes his resources on trivial things and destroying Wander rather than maintaining his status as a villain in "The Greater Hater".
- Red Eye, Take Warning: Most of the time he's not competent enough for this to be in play. But if he gets serious...
- Sheathe Your Sword: In season two, he realizes the best way for Hater to salvage his reputation is to stop wasting his time on Wander and do other evil things. Hater agrees at first but keeps doing it anyway.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Will not let anyone else capture Wander and Sylvia and allows Lord Hater to finally rule the universe, which causes him to stop bounty hunters from doing just that. Ironically, he allows Wander and Sylvia to escape and get into even more trouble with Lord Hater.
- Tritagonist: Shares this with Sylvia, being The Leader of the Watch Dogs, and The Dragon to Hater's Big Bad.
Army of WatchdogsThe watchdogs are all the same eyeball-headed race that Peepers comes from. They seem to be mellow little guys when they're not directly under orders to destroy, blow up, or invade.
- Adorable Evil Minions: Especially when they're given presents.
- Blinding Camera Flash: Being large eyes on small bodies, this is one of the best ways to neutralize them.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy/Flaw Exploitation: In "The Fugitives", they exploit Wander's urge to help others in order to capture him. It worked, at first.
- Facepalm: They collectively do this simultaneously (following Peepers and along with Awesome's army) in "The Picnic".
- Faceless Eye
- Friendly Enemy: Wander is surprisingly effective at befriending these guys when he wants to. May overlap with Punch Clock Villain, as both times he did so was while they were on break (though the first time, he was able to convince them to take said break while they were supposed to be in the middle of plundering).
- Invisible Anatomy: In "The Greatest" we see a few licking ice cream cones, without any visible tongues.
- Monogender Monsters: They're all male, not because they're a One-Gender Race, but because girls make Hater nervous so Peepers doesn't hire any.
- Punch Clock Minions: Although their job is to capture Wander and Sylvia, the Watchdogs seldom attack them unless they're ordered to.
Voiced by: Aziz AnsariWestley was the smallest Watchdog recruit, and was generally ignored or kicked around by the rest of the Watchdogs, including Commander Peepers. After meeting Wander and Sylvia and getting to know them a bit (which included saving his life on more than one occasion), Westley captured the pair, then thought better of his deed. He faked his own death to let them escape and has gone wandering off on his own since then.
- Character Development: He becomes a good guy at the end of his episode.
- Faking the Dead: He made it look like he got blown into space trying to prevent Wander and Sylvia from escaping Hater's ship.
- Genre Savvy: Westley knows enough to realize that if he hadn't faked his death, Hater would probably hunt him down second in priority to Wander for letting Wander and Sylvia escape.
- Good Costume Switch: At the end of "The Little Guy", Westley abandons his lightning-topped Hater beanie and wears the star-topped beanie Wander pulled out of his hat.
- Heel-Face Turn: He turns good at the end of his episode.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He's stockier and smaller then the rest of the watchdogs.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The pajamas he's given by Wander and Sylvia (likely from Wander's hat) are pink.
- The Klutz: tends to stumble and fall down a lot, usually into worse trouble.
- The Runt at the End: Is it any wonder he left Hater's army for new friends who actually made him feel like he mattered?
Voiced by: Sam RiegelThe shark-headed, lipstick-wearing Emperor Aweosome is a Bro from Outer Space, who has the credentials to back up his name. He is another of the main villains in the show, and as such, is engaged in a half-hearted rivalry with Lord Hater (who takes it much more seriously than Awesome does). Awesome has an army of soldiers with fists for heads.
- Agent Peacock: He's a flamboyant shark-man thing who enjoys tanning and wearing lipstick; he also rides a fire-breathing dinosaur that can also shoot lasers from its eyes in combat and controls a entire legion of "Fist Fighters". He's earned his title, alright.
- Anything That Moves: Hits on Sylvia and a sandwich within the span of a single episode.
- Awesomeness Is Volatile: His parties are so over-the-top that they destroy planets.
- Especially when he turns this trope Up to Eleven in, "The Party Animal".
- Calling Your Attacks: He does this before he attacks.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin His fist fighters are exactly that: hands with a pair of legs.
- Handsome Lech: Those calves might be ready for market, but nobody's buying.
- Leitmotif: Let's Get Awesome
- Obliviously Evil: He thinks he's the Life of the Party, but to everyone else he's a planet-killing menace.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Probably not as much as Lord Hater.
- Rage Quit: In "The Party Animal." After realising he's been bested by Wander, he rips the knob off his giant speaker and throws it at his wide screen.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He wears lipstick.
- Shark Man: Is a muscle flexing dude with a shark head.
- Sore Loser: After Wander beats him in a dance contest, he leaves the planet, claiming that it's "too lame" for him to party on.
- Totally Radical: He talks like a Frat Bro Surfer Dude.Emperor Awesome: Bro, do you even know how hard I slam?
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
- The Don: He's Doomstone's local crime lord. Until the end, that is.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Kevin Michael Richardson. He's not really evil, though.
- Jerkass Façade
- The Napoleon: Even Wander's about twice his height.
Voiced by: Bill Fagerbakke
- Badass Cape: Lovingly crafted for him by his Nana Ba-ba.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Cashmere is noble and kind-hearted, but he won't hesitate to fight anyone who harms his people, tries to take their food— or insults his cape.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Extreme Omni Goat: He and the rest of the Baaaaa-hallans. They have everything but the kitchen sink on their feasting table.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's the leader of a race that doesn't take kindly to insults.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Warrior Prince
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson
- Attention Whore: "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!"
- Fat Bastard: He turns into this as more insults are fed to him.
- Make My Monster Grow: By responding to his insults.
- Sheathe Your Sword: The only way to beat him. You give him more attention he'll just keep getting more powerful. But if you ignore him, he shrinks and can be easily dealt with.
- Troll: In every sense.
The Lords of Illumination
Leader voiced by: John Hodgman
- Rainbow Motif: They flash all different colors!
- Secret Test of Character: They put Wander and Sylvia through one in "The Box".
- Sufficiently Advanced Aliens
Voiced by: Tara Strong
- Dissonant Serenity: See that pretty, sunny smile on her profile picture? Know what she's saying at that very moment?"There aren't any planets left in our system. We have absolutely no idea where we're going. We'll just fly through space until we run out of fuel. Or food. Whichever comes first. How does one fight off cannibals? Some sort of pointy stick, I assume."
- Seen It All: Of the "weary traveler" variety. A giant dog destroyed their planets and forced them to move so many times, she and her people have become apathetic towards it, calling it routine.
- The Stoic: Beeza and the other Balzarians accept that Buster repeatedly destroying whatever planet they're living on is just the way things are.
- Woman in White
BusterA gigantic puppy who plays with planets until he destroys them.
- Adorable Abomination: Buster's a planet destroying Cosmic Horror...that takes the form of an adorable puppy.
- Big Friendly Dog: He's an oversized puppy who just wants to play.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Known to the Balzarians as the "Planet Buster".
- Genius Loci: He becomes the Balzarians' new homeworld.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: From his point of view, planets are just balls that he loves playing with. He has no inkling of the destruction of entire civilisations this causes.
Sir Brad Starlight
Voiced by: James MarsdenBrad Starlight is a hero. Just ask him, he'll tell you. But to anyone who knows him, he's more a Legend In His Own Mind. Make no mistake, he's got the looks, the muscles, and the skills. It's just his inability to cope with reality — and his rather bratty reaction to it — when it's right in front of him that makes him so awful at what he does.
- Ambiguously Human: He's of the only human characters in the show, or closest to one since he has no nose.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: To Princess Demurra.
- Blatant Lies: In "The Enemies", he claims Wander ruined his "wedding" to Demurra. Actually, he and Wander ruined her wedding to Drakor.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Apparently Demurra wasn't that into him.
- Dumb Muscle: Makes many bad decisions and overestimates his own skills.
- Entitled to Have You: He insists on having Demurra even after she asks him if they can just be friends.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Is incapable of seeing it, even when things don't go in his favor. Not even being unable to pull an ancient sword from stone meant for a hero, that Wander pulls out easily, makes him see that, though that could have been Foreshadowing that he's actually the villain.
- The Hero: In the episode of the same name, which is subverted, he's actually the Wrong Genre Savvy villain. The true hero is Wander.
- Hopeless Suitor: Apparently, he's pined over Demurra since they were teenagers.
- I Reject Your Reality: He absolutely refuses to accept that Demurra is marrying Drakor of her own free will, and that his "prophecy" is just something he wrote in his diary when he was fifteen. This is taken further in "The Enemies"; Lord Hater points out that Wander (whom they had been trying to capture and destroy all episode) is the definition of a good guy, but Brad still stubbornly believes he is the hero of the piece.
- Jerkass: Towards his "sidekick", even more so to his "steed".
- Knight Templar: Brad genuinely views himself as the hero of a fairy tale. Even though he completely fails at it.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: As of "The Enemies" it comes with Audible Gleam.
- Light Is Not Good: Besides being a complete subversion of fairy tale hero tropes, in a later episode he comes in possession of the light half of an ancient sword (as opposed to Hater's dark half). Then there's also his own name.
- Man Child: Whines whenever everyone isn't following the prophecy right or letting him be the hero.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He turns out to be the actual villain in the end... and the prophecy was actually just his diary.
- Miles Gloriosus: He's not nearly as good at this hero business as he thinks he is.
- Moral Myopia: In "The Enemies", he's still convinced he's a hero, yet he sees nothing wrong with teaming up with Lord Hater to destroy Wander (who he blames for something he didn't even do).
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite his brawny physique, he's a bit of a wimp. Princess Demurra manages to overpower and tie him up offscreen.
- Never My Fault: He refuses to admit he is ever wrong about anything, instead blaming everyone else for not following the prophecy, aka his diary. He also blames Wander for ruining his marriage to Demurra, unable to accept he was kidnapping someone who was in love with someone else and that Wander was helping him until learning he was a delusional fraud and did nothing else after that.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Demurra, but thinks he's her one true love.
- Walking Spoiler: Though it's only for "The Hero," it goes without saying.
- Wham Line
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks he's the hero of a fairy tale destined to save the princess and wed her. In reality, he's a Stalker with a Crush who lives in delusion because he couldn't take no for an answer. On top of that, he manages to mistake the actual hero for the Sidekick, the Sidekick for the Cool Horse, and the princess' true love for the Big Bad, and refuses to budge from this construction no matter how obvious it becomes that he's got everything wrong.
- Villain Team-Up: With Lord Hater in "The Enemies" (Though he believes he "converted" Hater to the side of good).
Voiced by: Jennifer HaleDemurra is not your typical fairy tale princess. She knows how the fairytale is supposed to go, and knows how to sidestep the tropes.
- Action Girl: In an offstage moment, she rescues herself from Brad.
- Ambiguously Human
- Babies Ever After: "The Gift" shows that she has had three kids with Drakor.
- Damsel in Distress: Subverted, Princess Demurra voluntary wanted to marry Drakor and dealt with Brad herself.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Friend to All Living Things: She has a trail of animals following her.
- Genre Savvy: Unlike the Wrong Genre Savvy Brad, who thinks life is like a fairy tale, Demurra is smart enough to learn how to avoid tropes associated with them. When Brad kidnaps her, she proves to be competent enough to knock him down and save herself.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Interspecies Romance: With "Drake".
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Her dress.
Drakor, The Dragon King
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
- Big Bad: Subverted, Brad is the actual villain.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Subverted. He looks like a stereotypical "ugly" villain, but is in actuality the 'hero', with the more classically good-looking Brad being an arrogant, petty, and childish villain.
- Happily Married: To Demurra.
- Interspecies Romance: With Demurra.
- Jerkass Façade: Turns out he was just tense cause it was his wedding day and he didn't want anything to go wrong.
Harvax and Stok
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Harvax, a giant fly.
- Catch Phrase: "Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock!"
- Expy: Stok is one to Bendy. Thankfully Stok and Harvax get their just desserts.
- Harvax resembles a blue version of Scroop from Treasure Planet.
- Gonk: With or without the fake proboscis, Harvax is butt-ugly.
- I Shall Taunt You: But if that stops working, they will get serious.
- Jerkass: Both of them.
- Karma Houdini: Averted big time, especially for FHFIF fans.
- Phlegmings: Hey Stok, you need a towel?
- The Rival: To Sylvia.
- Troll: Again, to Sylvia, with simple "tick-tock tick-tocks".
Voiced by: Edie McClurgTrudie Traveller is a little old alien lady of retirement age, who putts along through space on a scooter, seeing the sights of space. She's rosy-cheeked and sweet as pie ... Until she meets up with Wander, at which point she turns "who has seen the most sights in space" into a competition that almost drives the little orange guy out of his mind. It turns out she cheats — with clone/doppleganger/android/hologram duplicates of herself.
- Affably Evil: While she is by no means evil, she did enjoy winding Wander up for the sake of competition. A pretty Cool Old Lady otherwise.
- Always Someone Better: Tries to invoke herself as one of these to Wander during the events of "The Tourist", until The Reveal that she had hired doppelgängers of herself the whole time.
- Cool Old Lady: Despite her evilness, you have to admit that her adventures visiting places make her seem very cool.
- Evil Old Folks: She doesn't make much of an effort to hide her less than pleasant personality.
- Making a Spectacle of Yourself: Wear starshaped glasses.
- Miniature Senior Citizens
- The Rival: To Wander.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Her pride becomes more and more blatant over the course of the episode, to the point where she's practically taunting Wander over how many places she's been to.
- Troll: She knew what made Wander tick. She managed to get under his skin— something Lord Hater still has yet to accomplish.
Voiced by: Kari WahlgrenJanet was a dull, lifeless rock of a sentient, talking planet until a visiting Wander found something nice to say about her. Flattered and encouraged by the kindness, Janet began beautifying herself to make Wander feel comfortable and at home. Upon meeting Sylvia and realizing she had a rival for Wander's affections, Janet's friendliness extended to Wander alone; her treatment of Sylvia was passive aggressive, but soon escalated as she realized that Sylvia would not give up and leave Wander with her. Her affection for wander and antipathy for Sylvia reached a fever pitch, at which point even Wander had to admit she was getting scary. She nearly killed the pair with launched volcanic bombs, before realizing she'd gone too far. Breaking down into tears, Janet apologized for her actions, and let the pair depart, ready to resign herself to a lifetime of loneliness. As fate would have it though, Janet's moon, Maurice, is also sentient, and in love with her, so she got her Happy Ending.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Sylvia.
- Genius Loci: She is self-sufficient, self-aware and knows how to take care of Sylvia.
- Just Eat Him: After several attempts at making Sylvia unwelcome, Janet decides to just eat her.
- Possessive Paradise: She does not let Wander go without a fight.
- Stealth Pun: Possibly unintentional, but her new love literally revolves around her.
- Yandere: And how!
Voiced by: Owen FaustA giant toddler who gets lost on a mall planet, and attaches to Wander and Sylvia.
- Cheerful Child
- Cute Giant
- Sweet Tooth: In his own words, he likes lollipops.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Inverted. His parents are tiny little bug-like creatures.
- Straying Baby
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
Voiced by: G. HanneliusLittle Bits first appears as a stray kitten who's starving in an alien city. Of course, Wander takes pity on her and is soon waiting on her hand and foot. However, Sylvia is suspicious of her, and rightly so—she's actually a Bounty Hunter who plans to turn our heroes over to Lord Hater.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: She has purple fur.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: She starts out as one. When the characters enter rough desert terrain, Wander gives her his shoesnote to protect her "poor exposed little footsies".
- Beware The Cute Ones: She uses her cuteness to her advantage.
- Bounty Hunter: Her actual profession.
- Cats Are Mean: Once we learn who and what she really is.
- Cute Is Evil: She may look cute, but it's only to get what she wants.
- Cute Kitten: She plays this trope for all it's worth.
- Cute Mute: She doesn't say anything for the first half of her episode.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: She speaks this way, much to Lord Hater's amusement.
- Enfant Terrible: A bounty hunter's gotta be dangerous, even if she is just a child.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "Little Bits" was a name given to her by Wander. Her real name is unknown.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: She uses them to hypnotize Wander. Sylvia does the same to try to snap Wander out of it, leading to a face off between her and Little Bits over who can make the biggest puppy dog face.
- Teleporters and Transporters: She plans to use a "teleportation pad" to deliver herself, Wander and Sylvia to Hater's ship. However, the pad takes a long time to charge up, and by the time it's ready to use Sylvia rescues herself and Wander, leaving Little Bits to arrive on Hater's ship alone.
- The Quiet One: She spends the first half of the episode communicating with only head shakes/nods and giggles.
- Walking Spoiler
- You Have Failed Me: The end credits show Lord Hater lowering Little Bits into a vat of boiling oil for failing to capture Wander, only for her to hypnotize Lord Hater with her puppy dog eyes.
The Insurgent Generals
Voiced by: Steve Blum (General Outrage), Kevin Michael Richardson (Clipper), Jeff Bennett (Brainz), and Dwight Schultz (Wild Card)
- Affectionate Parody: Of military heroes like The Dirty Dozen, the G.I. Joe crew and The A-Team.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The other Insurgents never question Wild Card's antics— probably because they never get in the way of their missions and sometimes can actually help (like having a chicken lay an egg on a bomb to set it off).
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Wild Card loves non-sequitors and silly random things.
- Everything Is an Instrument: Wild Card used a live chicken as a trumpet. Yes, it makes perfect sense.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: They come off as tough, Badass heroes, but it turns out their plan was just an inconvenience to Lord Hater. Their mission was to ruin his bathtub, but they treat it as a great success.
- No Indoor Voice: Let's just say General Outrage is well-named.
- Pungeon Master: Clipper's a real cut-up. He can cut to the quick with his puns, such as "Cut it out!" or "I knew we couldn't cut it." (a line that was storyboarded, but cut from the final product)
- Rated M for Manly: Outrage is all about missions, mayhem, manliness!
- The Squad: A parodic example.
- Sunglasses at Night: Brainz.
- Technicolor Eyes: Wild Card's eyes are stripes of blue, pink, and green.
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
Rongroffle, the Huntress
- Oh Crap!: Has this when she catches Wander, only to see a giant tiger ready to maul her.
- Comically Missing the Point: Killbot zaps everyone into Hater's ship but Wander, which leads to a mass of Torture Room victims.
The Potted Plant
Voiced by: Will ArnettSylvia's ex-partner (no, not in that way) who is more tough and adventurous than Wander, but nowhere near as nice.
- Dirty Coward: Sells out Sylvia and bails when Lord Hater and his Watchdogs catch them in his storage facility.
- Evil Counterpart: To Wander. Wander is innocent, compassionate, and helpful; Ryder is mean, underhanded, and selfish.
- Jerk Ass
- Meaningful Name: Hes called Ryder because he used to...ride...her (Sylvia).
Voiced by: Noël Wells, Fred Tatasciore (in armor)
- Adorkable: Gleefully gushes about how fun it was to chase Wander, Sylvia, Hater and Peepers all over her ship.
- Always Someone Better: Lord Hater spends the entirety of "The Greater Hater" in furious envy over all the cool evil stuff Dominator has.
- Badass: She beat up an enraged Hater in her debut episode (to put things into perspective, through The Power of Hate, Hater once punched Emperor Awesome through a planet).
- Beneath the Mask: When Dominator takes off the mask, it reveals she's not only a young-looking girl, but as much of a dorky (if psychotic) Man Child as Hater, even if she's much more competent.
- Clothes Make the Superman: The lava-like substance that Dominator's arms shoots and are made of are actually part of the armor just like the helmet.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: She immediately realizes what Peepers keeps trying to tell Hater: that Wander thwarts evil mostly by being a distraction, which does nothing if you just ignore him.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Hater, and to a lesser extent Wander (since she's a villain like Hater, but also has some Wander-esque silliness).
- Early-Bird Cameo: Makes an appearance in The Stinger of the season 1 finale "The Rider".
- Faux Affably Evil: Played with. While she seems extremely serious and evil on the outside, she actually acts like a dorky teenager when she's alone. However, it doesn't change the fact that she's the most competent and dangerous villain shown so far.
- Foil: To Wander. She has Wander's enthusiasm and fun-loving personality, only she focuses it on doing evil rather than good.
- For the Evulz: Unlike Hater, who's mostly motivated to be an Evil Overlord because he's a Control Freak, Dominator does her villainy for the sheer pleasure of it; she's not in the least upset by the loss of her galaxy-conquering army, she's far too overjoyed by having someone worth tormenting.
- Greater Scope Villain: While Hater was too busy deal with Wander, Lord Dominator took his place as the greatest villain in the galaxy.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first and only character so far that even Wander is afraid of and eventually decides not to become friends with. Everything, save for the revelation of her identity, is played straight about this character.
- Samus Is a Girl: The armor she wears gives the appearance of a large, muscular man and a deep male voice.
- She Is the King: Called "Lord Dominator" by her own robotic minions.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: She wears armor that makes her look and sound like a man until no one else is around, so she's probably deliberately trying to make people think Dominator is a man.
- Walking Spoiler: One can't really talk much about Dominator without spoiling the Gender Reveal.
Dr. Screwball Jones
Voiced by: "Weird Al" Yankovic
- Arch-Enemy: To Wander. It seems to be one-sided, however, not unlike Wander with Hater.
- Badass Moustache: He's one of the few villains that Wander takes seriously, and he has a moustache.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Sylvia finds out the hard way that this guy is more dangerous than he seems.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Beats up Wander while singing.
- Evil Counterpart: To Wander, both wanting nothing more than to spread happiness across the galaxy (the difference being that Screwball does so by forcing them).
- Expy: Is pretty much The Joker IN SPACE!
- Knight of Cerebus: Parodied, considering one of the few villains Wander takes seriously is basically an intergalactic prankster.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He has an online Doctorate, he's also one of the few villains that Wander treats as a true threat.
- Musical Assassin: Has an accordion that is also a laser gun.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Sylvia thinks Screwball is just a joke, but quickly admits that endless Tickle Torture really is terrible, even if it's completely stupid.
- He's also the second most dangerous individual just behind Lord Dominator
- Not So Similar: Tries to tell Wander that they're Not So Different, in that they both want everyone to be happy, but Screwball wants people to be happy against their will.
- Obliviously Evil: Wander says Screwball thinks he's actually doing good by forcing people to be happy.
- Pungeon Master: As befitting an evil jokester. The Stinger has him coming up with new ones.
- Slasher Smile: Gives one to a beaten-up Wander at the end of his Villain Song.
- Shadow Archetype: Like Wander, he's a happy go lucky spacefarer who wants to make everyone happy. The difference is that he represents what would happen if Wander became He Who Fights Monsters, considering he causes the "happiness" through force.
- Shock and Awe: Has a electric hand.
- Villain Song: "Let the Pun Fit the Crime".
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: All he wants to do is make people happy—even if he has to force happiness on them. Wander even describes him as "doing bad things he thinks are actually good".
- Wingding Pupils: Has spinning spirals for eyes.