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The colorful crew of Assist Me.

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Maximilian Christiansen (Max)

Our everyman protagonist living in a world where Marvel and Capcom characters exist. Max's skill as a fighting game player and teacher have attracted the attention of all manner of heroes and villains.

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  • Badass Normal: Manages to hold his own against superpowered bioterrorists, zombies, and a Knight Templar from the future using nothing but his knowledge of fighting games. And occasionally an assault rifle.
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  • Berserk Mode: In the Alien special, he gets frequently delegated to just playing games while the rest of the team is busy hunting Aliens. After having enough of being pushed around, he turns into the Scrublord, who immediately wants to beat something up.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Seems to be easygoing and not much besides a video game nerd, but he will step up if the situations calls for it.

  • Butt-Monkey: Stuck with an obnoxious roommate? Check. Has to deal periodically with insane, psychotic supernatural beings? Check. Often pulled into one of Doom's plans and shenanigans? Check. Targeted by assassins for (so far) unknown reasons? Big check.
  • The Danza
  • Hidden Depths: If his knowledge of guns is something to be taken seriously Beware the Nice Ones indeed.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Used his arcade stick more than once to beat the hell out of bad guys.
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  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone in the series just calls him "Max".
  • Only Sane Man: Max has to keep a lid on Doom's antics and prevent fights breaking out in his house on a regular basis.
  • Skewed Priorities: Whenever faced with a dilemma that could either save the world or video games, always count on Max going for the video games. This ends up biting him in the ass as of the Alien mini-movie, where people tell him to stay on the sides and play video games since it's assumed that's all he's good at.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Scrublord Max, when his sodium levels have gone on a recorded high. It first appeared in the Bio FREAKS Boss Rage before making a return for the Alien episode.
  • The All-Solving Hammer: His MadCatz Tournament Edition Arcade Stick. Works as a nice way to break a jaw and to protect himself from getting shot.
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  • Unskilled, but Strong: He can't fight very well, but can hit hard enough to break someone's jaw.

Doctor Victor Von Doom

Played by: Matthew Simmons

Ruler of Latveria, Master Scientist and... crasher of Max's apartment. This Dr. Doom is a little different from his more familiar counterparts.

Albert Wesker

Played by: Michael Young

The God Tier bioterrorist and Card-Carrying Villain of the Resident Evil series. Apparently became a friend/enemy of Doom and Max through meddling in time during Retro Assist Me.

  • A God Am I
  • Answers to the Name of God: Yeah, Wesker is egotistical like that.
  • Animals Hate Him: Ammy simply mauls him the first time he tries to pet her like everyone else. Subverted after he starts living with Max, he sort of tame and gets her to calm down to the point she doesn't bite the neighbors anymore.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with his italian shades, and also CHRIIIIIIIISSS!!!
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1.
  • Break the Haughty: Suffers from this after Season 1 when all his plans goes to hell, it does take him a second trip to the TV to make him learn, though.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Albert Wesker as he is working on reports, climbing the corporate ladder and becoming a god.
  • Characterization Marches On: Originally Wesker was the Big Bad of Season 1 and probably the most threatening villain in the series with a few instances of Real Men Wear Pink thrown in for comedy, such as the Nyan Cat ringtone. After he saves Max and Doom from Deadpool, he still insists on becoming a god and defeating Doom. He's a lot less threatening and even teams up with Doom and Hiryu to stop the Greater-Scope Villain showing no scorn towards Max or even Doom.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: See Heel–Face Revolving Door for details.
  • Cool Shades: They're ITALIAN and cost five hundred dollars!
  • Cool Guns: His Smaurai Edge.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Partially averted when he decides to go job hunting.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Retro Assist Me!, while he is a major character he still gets significantly less screen time. Might be case of Real Life Writes the Plot due to his wife's pregnancy.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Hilariously has "God Tier" written on his back, done while he was drunk in Vegas alongside Doom and X-23 (Laura).
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Flash Step: Par the course.
  • First-Name Basis: Will rarely, if ever, address someone by their last name.
  • He's Back: After seasons of things going south for him, in Season 3 Wesker seems to be getting out of the Butt-Monkey zone by tracking down who sent the assassins to kill Max and dropping most of his silliness.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: And how. Starts genuinely evil and threatening, then all of his plans goes to hell and he returns as Max and Doom are the closest thing he has to "friends", but then he tries to kill them as Doom discover he's working for Galactus and intending to use Nemesis to kill him and Max, then he is enclosed into the TV, then he saves Max and Doom from Deadpool and works alongside Doom and Strider to save Max's life from Taskmaster, M.O.D.O.K. and Deadpool.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Seems to have joined Max and Doom as a regular room mate after the events of Season 2.
  • Hidden Depths: A lot. He only tends to spill while he's anguished or plain drunk, though.
  • Large Ham: Wouldn't be Wesker without it.
  • Made of Iron: Among his list of wounds are: broken jaw by Max's arcade stick, being seized and blasted by Doom's "human blender", being thrown into the TV and mauled by Nemesis and several zombies and shot several times by Taskmaster.
  • Power Incontinence: Could only teleport in conjunction with his gun in his first appearance.
  • Not Good with People: Yet, he is able to make Ammy not bite the neighbors.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He also cooks and does house chores.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He apparently has a thing for tacos.
  • The Alcoholic: Even more so than Doom. He drinks an entire bottle of vodka to drown his sorrows and frustrations.
  • The Chew Toy: He takes an inordinate amount of punishment in this series - most likely because he can take it, and because he's got Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
  • The Comically Serious: Once he starts living with Max and Doom. Seeing him doing house chores wearing a silly apron while on his S.T.A.R.S. uniform is pure gold.
  • The Dreaded: Butt-Monkey or not he's still Albert Wesker and Chris understandably treats him as the threat he poses. A small advance against one of Chris' partners is enough to make him almost crap his pants. Enough for Wesker to leave with a grin that yells "I still got it".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Little by little, but this is especially notable in the Season 2 finale. Not only he teams up with Doom and Strider to save Max's life, he also pays everyone tacos.
  • Signature Move: His Teleport Spam is undoubtedly his favorite move.
  • Tsundere: Yeah, you read it right. After his Heel–Face Turn in Deadpool's episode he starts living with Max and Doom and gets progressively closer to them. But being Wesker he'd never admit this.
  • Villain Decay: From a threatening near invincible superpowered bioterrorist to a roommate who shares space with two guys he previously tried to kill twice and not being able even to get a job as a janitor. Ouch.


The Team Pet. Hasn't had a major role yet, but is a recurring character and very popular with the fans. Also serves as Hiryu's summon. Played by Max's pomeranian, Benny.

  • Badass Adorable: Looks like a Pomeranian but will mess you up if she doesn't like you.

Strider Hiryu

Played by: Ben Shuman

  • Cool Sword
  • Odd Friendship:
    • While it make perfect sense with their synergy in-game, who'd have thought the stoic ninja fighting for justice would be the closest friend of Dr. Doom?
    • Hiryu also doesn't seem to have any qualms on hanging with Wesker either. Even though the latter tried to arrest the former in Retro Assist Me.
  • The Comically Serious: Willingly participates in Doom's silliness, the whole while keeping a stoic face.


X-23 (Laura)

Played by: Tess Christiansen

Jill Valentine

Played by: Spif Zaya

Ghost Rider

Played by: Maximilian Christiansen

  • Actor Allusion: Convoluted example He possesses Max, who is repeatedly noted to look like Nicholas Cage.
  • Odd Friendship: The only reason Ghost Rider and Doom become friends is because Doom regrets nothing, meaning that the Penance Stare failed.


Played by: Sean Boundy

Phoenix Wright

Played by: David Philip Graham "UltraDavid"

  • Actor-Shared Background: Wright is played by David "UltraDavid" Graham, both a notable personality in the Fighting Game Scene and being a lawyer in real life.

Rocket Raccoon

Voiced by: Micheal Young


Played by: Micheal Young

  • Face–Heel Turn: He's a mercenary, so if there's money in he'll kill anyone... Even Max.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Wouldn't be Deadpool without it.
    • His first scene is him pointing a gun at Max because he was left out of Season 1.
    Max: Season 1 of what?!
    Deadpool: (Aside Glance)
    • He points out the "little white box" to Max and Doom, and Doom proceeds to take it down from its current position.
    • He directly talks to the viewers in deciding whether or not to kill Max.
  • Recurring Boss: Comes back to try score his top dollar, but this time alongside Taskmaster and M.O.D.O.K..
  • Trigger Happy: Especially when someone's willing to pay a lot of money to get Max killed. It took Wesker to stop him from killing Max and Doom.

Chris Redfield

Played by: DJ Danielson

Larry Hayes

Played by: Andrew Schieffer

Todd Jennings

Played by: Dave Thomas

Phoenix (Jean Grey)

Played by: Sandra Diana


Played by: Matthew Simmons, Ben Shuman, Todd Graziano


Played by: Ben Shuman

  • Brain Bleach: Suffers from this after hunting a demon in Max's house. Turns out it was Doom groaning after eating too much.

Retro Assist Me Characters


Played by: Micheal Young

  • Disc-One Final Boss: The problem ends up becoming Captain Commando after Doom meddles in the previous timeline.
  • Groin Attack: Claims he's going to do this repeatedly to Max after the latter beat him using an infinite.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Him being nice and friendly towards Max and Doom after they come back from the past is the first hint something went very wrong.
  • The Faceless: During Retro Assist Me, the camera never shows us Thanos' face, though according to statements from Max that might be for the best.

Bruce Banner

Played by: Ben Shuman

Captain Commando

Played by: Jack Conway

Morrigan Aensland

Played by: Nikki Brunetti



Played by: Micheal Young


Played by: Micheal Young

A character who has fought through the ages, suddenly ends up in Max's house to discuss Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Jason Voorhees

  • Heel–Face Turn: Well...eventually. After killing one of Max's friends, hijacking the Twitch stream, and getting smacked around.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He fights the Predator to buy time for Benny and the others to escape and gets caught in the self destruct explosion as he does. Only his hockey mask is left.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Jason's only reason to go to Max's house was to play as himself in Mortal Kombat X
  • The Voiceless: Played completely straight.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The hockey mask is all that's left of Jason after he and the Predator blow up.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: His lone fight against the Predator can be viewed as this.

The Predator


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