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    Betty Barrett/Atomic Betty 
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Voiced by: Tajja Isen
The series protagonist. An ordinary 12-year-old girl from Moose Jaw Heights, Saskatchewan, who also happens to be secretly a member of the Galactic Guardians.
  • The Ace: She's considered one of the best Galactic Guardians in the organization and is something of an outer space celebrity, and she's certainly proven herself worthy of the praise, given her competence.
  • Action Girl: A textbook example. Betty may just be a 12-year-old girl, but she's also an intergalactic heroine who saves the universe from alien supervillains every week.
  • Adorkable: She can be this sometimes, usually around her friends or crush. She's also something of a geek for comic books and science-fiction.
  • Alliterative Name: Betty Barrett.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute little girl who can kick evildoer butt.
  • Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: Heavily inspired by these kinds of characters, adding to the show's Raygun Gothic aesthetic.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She has a strong sense of duty to her job and will take any assignment DeGill gives her no matter how insignificant, though she sometimes gets exasperated by it.
  • Combat Stilettos: The white boots in her Galactic Guardian outfit.
  • Cool Loser: Despite being a friendly and sporty girl who does her best to get along with everyone, Betty is often treated as being uncool, with Penelope relentlessly mocking her tomboyish nature.
  • Daddy's Girl: In general, she seems to get along with her dad more than her mom. Given her tomboyish nature, it's likely she shares more of her dad's interests.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She HATES tacos.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Well, one-eighth alien/human hybrid, as it's revealed in the second season that her maternal great-grandfather was an alien of unspecified species, though only her great-aunt would inherit any of his powers.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She often this sort of relationship with Noah, with even her parents sometimes referring to their outings as dates. "No Space Like Home" and "But The Cat Came Back" are good examples.
  • The Heroine: Obviously! Betty is very much the classic fearless and idealistic do-gooder dedicated to the cause of justice.
  • The Kirk: Amongst the Freudian Trio that includes Sparky and X-5. She acts as the reasonable middleman between the other two's bickering and ultimately makes the decisions based on a balancing of their ideas.
  • Little Miss Badass: She may just be a young girl, but she's skilled at hand-to-hand combat, kickboxing, and karate, among other forms of combat.
  • Nice Girl: She's very friendly and always willing to help others in need.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Her tomboyish interests and fearless sense of adventure make her the Masculine Girl to Noah's Feminine Boy.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's great at sports and and has tried out for boys' sports teams on several occasions.
  • Pink Heroine: Her Galactic Guardian outfit's dominant colour is pink.
  • Redhead In Green: Sort of. She wears a lot of green in her civilian outfit, but not in her Galactic Guardian outfit.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has red hair and green eyes, and her significance is of course her starring role in the show.
  • Ship Tease: This frequently happens between her and Noah (and later Chaz in Season 3). It's often implied the two have hidden mutual feelings for each other.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her interests in sports and comics makes her the Tomboy to the fashion-obsessed Penelope's Girly Girl. She has a similar dynamic with her mom.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Her default hairstyle in most episodes, though she does let her hair down on rare occasions.
  • Unwillingly Girly Tomboy: Her mom often tries to get more interested in more feminine activities like shopping and fashion, but Betty shows little enthusiasm for any of it.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: She's a lot less silly compared to her parents in terms of personality, and she sometimes expresses frustration at her mom and dad's eccentricities.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Betty juggles her two lives and their challenges on a daily basis. One moment, she's trying to fit in amongst her classmates, the next moment, she has to stop Maximus I.Q. from taking over the galaxy.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Possesses a very short skirt in her Galactic Guardian outfit.

    Sparky 
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Voiced by: Rick Miller
A reckless and easily excitable alien with green skin and a large nose. He serves as right-hand man to Betty and the pilot for her ship.
  • Ace Pilot: There is a reason why he's the pilot of Betty's ship.
  • Aliens Among Us: In Season 3, he adopts a human disguise to attend Betty's school and assist her more closely. However, he had previously done that in a few other episodes.
  • Amusing Alien: The sole alien of the trio and the most comical of them as well.
  • Anime Hair: His hair sticks out in a spiky fashion.
  • Big Eater: He has four stomachs, so it is a given that he eats a lot.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: His species possesses four stomachs.
  • Butt-Monkey: From time to time, Sparky is made the butt of various misfortunes. Amongst the main trio, he's usually the one most likely to get put in danger or face serious harm.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Has a tendency to blurt out important information to the villains. Even he acknowledges his inability to keep his big mouth shut.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He has shades of it. Given that he's an alien, some of his more unusual mannerisms might be normal for his species.
  • The Ditz: He has his moments of airheadedness, and they seem to get more common as the series goes on.
  • Gag Nose: His large green nose has been the subject of several jokes from the other characters.
  • Keet: He's excitable and emotional, a lot like a child.
  • Kiddie Kid: Even though, he's not much older than Betty, he acts a lot more childishly than her.
  • The Lancer: To Betty, especially in the last season, where he's attending the same school as him.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His reckless behaviour has gotten him and his teammates in trouble on more than one occasion.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Despite his goofy, ditzy, and immature behaviour, Sparky is legitimately a competent Galactic Guardian capable of getting down and kicking bad guy butt when he has to.
  • Little Green Men: His species appear to be such.
  • Odd Friendship: With X-5, as described in Vitriolic Best Buds below. In the Mission: Earth shorts, he's shown as having one with Minimus.
  • The McCoy: Plays this to Betty's Kirk and X-5's Spock. He's often emotional to comical levels, getting overly excited and very irritated with great ease, but also having a big heart and a deep sense of loyalty to Betty.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He has tiny, pure white eyes.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his recklessness, he is a fairly decent guy and he's always very loyal to Betty.
  • Obsessed with Food: it's not unusual for him to get distracted by food or his own hunger when on missions.
  • Plot Allergy: He's allergic to cats, which has become a plot point in a number of episodes involving Purrsy.
  • Red Is Heroic: He wears a lot of red in his uniform.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: He loves food in general, but his favourites are wormburgers, caramel slugs, and pig snouts.
  • Trash of the Titans: He's shown to be quite a slob. Several shots of his room in Mission: Earth show garbage and uneaten food strewn around his bed and furniture.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With X-5. The two frequently bicker with each other, and Sparky is often frustrated by X-5's sarcasm and technical jargon. Nevertheless, they respect each other enough to put aside their differences and fight evil together under Betty.
  • Younger Than They Look: It's easy to mistake him as simply a child-sized member of the Galactic Guardians, but it's strongly implied that he's actually about the same age as Betty.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has spiky blue hair.
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    Robot X- 5 
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Voiced by: Bruce Hunter
A sardonic and logically-minded robot with a yellow rectangular body that constantly hovers. He is Betty's left-hand man and the brains of every mission.
  • Androids Are People, Too: X-5 is treated very much as a member of the Galactic Guardians equal to Betty and Sparky, even if Sparky occasionally cracks jokes about his mechanical nature at X-5's expense.
  • The Comically Serious: X-5 is much more serious than Sparky overall, but that doesn't stop him from being funny when placed in the right situation.
  • Do-Anything Robot: He is equipped with all manner of weapons and gadgets, including some that are rather unpractical for a Galactic Guardian.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a dry and biting sense of humour, especially when it comes to making fun of Sparky's recklessness and immaturity.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: The show contains fantasy elements along its sci-fi ones, but X-5 scoffs at such things like magic and werewolves as being illogical and unscientific, despite having encountered them several times.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He develops several inventions used by Betty and her crew to help them fight villains, but this becomes more important in Season 3, where he gets a job as the chief inventor for the Galactic Guardians.
  • Good Old Robot: It's implied he's an obsolete model, but his skills and smarts ensure he doesn't get replaced by any of the newer lines.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: prone to saying these kids of phrases, usually getting the numbers right down to the decimal points.
  • Literal-Minded: He occasionally has difficulty understanding figures of speech and metaphors due to his scientifically-minded robot nature.
  • Machine Monotone: He speaks in a flat, robotic voice that shows little emotion. However, he gets offended at others doing Robo Speak.
  • Million-to-One Chance: Often makes such statements, using very high and very specific numbers.
  • Robot Antennae: Possesses a small, thin one on his head.
  • Robot Buddy: The only robot on the team, and friends with Betty and Sparky.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Sometimes. It's not uncommon for him to respond to sarcasm with a technical correction or explanation that assumes the statement is literal and genuine.
  • The Smart Guy: His knowledge in math and science naturally make him the brains of Betty's missions.
  • The Spock: Plays this role on the team. He refuses to accept anything that goes against his rational and scientific understandings and shows very little emotion.
  • The Stoic: His emotionality is minimal at best. He did once upgrade himself to be more emotional, but his new personality ended up annoying his teammates so much they made him change back.
  • Tin-Can Robot: Has a boxy, legless form that reflects the show's retro sci-fi sensibilities.
  • Token Robot: He's the lone robot of the main cast.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sparky. The two are usually seen hanging out together when Betty isn't with them, but they constantly annoy each other while at it.

    Admiral DeGill 
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Voiced by: Adrian Truss
A small goldfish-like alien and the commanding officer of the Galactic Guardians. He's the one who assigns Betty and her crew to their missions.
  • A Father to His Men: He cares a lot for Betty and her crew, sometimes even making them go on a vacation if they seem overworked.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": He is a fish alien named DeGill.
  • Bubble Pipe: Smokes a corncob bubble pipe.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Although prone to getting distracted by flirtations with his girlfriends or something silly, he has demonstrated to be a competent fighter dedicated to protecting the galaxy. Flashbacks to his youth often show that he legitimately was a total badass.
  • The Comically Serious: Despite his stern nature, he's prone to the occasional humorous moment
  • Da Chief: He is the commanding officer of the Galactic Guardians, with a serious and professional attitude and a buzzcut under his hat.
  • Distressed Dude: A few episodes involve him getting kidnapped by one of the villains, usually Maximus or Pontifadora.
  • Fish People: He's a goldfish-like alien with fins that he uses like arms and legs.
  • Four-Star Badass: While he usually doesn't get to show off his fighting skills, the few times he does show that he earned his spot as Betty's immediate superior for a good reason.
  • Heroic Build: Whenever he takes off his shirt, he's shown to be well-muscled and quite ripped.
  • Intelligent Gerbil: He's an alien that resembles a talking goldfish and is the same size as one. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Betty's own goldfish.
  • Kavorka Man: Despite being a small goldfish-like alien, it's implied he's very popular with women, as he's often seen accompanied by a Green-Skinned Space Babe or two.
  • Mr. Exposition: He's the guy who informs Betty and her crew of the mission they're going on and what they're up against.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Don't let his size fool you, he's really strong and quite muscular underneath.
  • Punny Name: His name is a play on French general Charles de Gaulle.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While his usual role in most episodes is informing Betty and her crew of their current mission, he is a helpful and professional person with a strong sense of justice.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: He loves espresso.

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