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    Austin Danger Powers
"Shagadelic, baby!"
Played By: Mike Myers
Voiced By: Herman López [base voice, Mexican Spanish]; also Juan Carlos Moreno (first Mexican Spanish dub), Ariel Abadi and Pablo Gandolfo (Argentinian Spanish dubs), Enzo Fortuny (young, Goldmember), Salvador Delgado (cinematographic version, Goldmember), Cássius Romero (Brazilian Portuguese, first and third movie), Marco Ribeiro (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie), Rodrigo Andreatto (young, Goldmember), Alfredo Rollo (cinematographic version, Goldmember),

The main character, he's a spy for British Intelligence who battles his Arch-Enemy Dr. Evil across time to stop his plans to destroy/Take Over the World. Otherwise, he lives for partying, sexual exploration and the typical hipster lifestyle of the sixties.

  • Above the Influence: Austin is a shameless womanizer who will sleep with most any woman he comes across, but he refuses Vanessa when she comes onto him while she's drunk. He also never went beyond harmless flirting with Vanessa's mother despite being highly attracted to her, because she was already married.
  • The Ace: He's described as "the ultimate gentleman spy. Irresistible to woman, deadly to his enemies, a legend in his own time."
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Mini-Me pummels him, he tearfully pleads "No more!"
  • British Teeth: Becomes a Brick Joke later when Vanessa tells him to use the toothpaste as a weapon and he responds "Okay, I get it: I have bad teeth!" Austin is the only member of the cast so afflicted, however. Thanks to modern dental hygiene products, Austin manages to clean them up by the end of the first movie. But when he travels back to 1969, they revert back, becoming so horrible they crack his car's mirror.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Austin parodies James Bond by being very strange and silly. But at the end of the day, he is still a master spy and Action Hero.
  • Butt-Monkey: Austin is often on the receiving end of being embarrassed.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He invokes this in the third movie, calling out his father on his neglect.
  • Camera Fiend: He also works as a fashion photographer, taking multiple pictures of his models.
  • Carpet of Virility: Austin's ridiculously hairy chest, which women improbably seem to love.
    Ivana: You are hairy, like animal!
    Austin: Grr, baby! Very grr!
  • Cartwright Curse: Vanessa is revealed to be a fembot to re-bachelor Austin at the beginning of the second movie with little to no acknowledgment from the characters, and Felicity just disappears.
    • In regards to the second point- a Deleted Scene states that Felicity left Austin for Alternate Timeline Austin.
  • Catchphrase: "Groovy, baby," "Yeah, baby, yeah," "Very shagadelic," "What do you say, (woman's name)? Shall we shag now, or shag later?", "Oh, behave.", "Yes! Yes! Yes! No! No! No!...And I'm spent."
  • Chivalrous Pervert: While he is a sex maniac, he doesn't take advantage of drunk or married women. The latter of which is especially hard for him, since he was genuinely in love with Vanessa's mother.
  • Comically Cross-Eyed: His standard reaction to being hit in the crotch, also when he over thinks about Time Travel.
  • Comically Missing the Point: His knowledge of the 60s is rendered useless in the present day.
  • Complexity Addiction: In the second movie, he describes a very complicated plan to deal with the inept guard watching over the cell he and Felicity are in (involving digging a pit and lining it with sharpened toothbrushes). Felicity offers a far more simple solution.
  • The Dandy: He's incredibly flamboyant and always dresses in extremely flashy clothes, in an Affectionate Parody of the Sharp-Dressed Man that is James Bond.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Austin Powers acts as an Affectionate Parody of the Tuxedo and Martini Spy that James Bond made so popular. Austin is a sharply-dressed Magnetic Hero with a level of class, an impressive armory of firearms and spy-gadgets, gets all the girls and saves the day every time. However, his sense of fashion is outlandishly dated, his gadgets are either implausible or outright genre-bending (like a helicopter that can fit in a nap-sack and a time-traveling pimp-mobile), he's a Kavorka Man who's attractiveness and charisma is an Informed Ability, is as subtle as fireworks in his methods and he is an incredibly high-profile person despite being a man of espionage (to the point where his exploits are being adapted into a movie by Steven Spielberg). While he is wildly different from the typical Spy Fiction protagonist, he is still able to stop Dr. Evil's various Evil Plans regardless.
  • Disco Dan: He was a man of his time and that time was The '60s. After he is unfrozen in The '90s, most of the first film has him slowly come to the realization that times have changed and he learns to reconcile the difference. He continues to keep his trademark Mod fashion, lingo, taste and free-love philosophy in the sequels (even having his own colorful nightclub and nostalgia band playing there), but he still retains the Character Development from the first film.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Said In-Universe by Austin in regards to his father writing off Austin's quite legitimate complaints about his parenting skills with a joke.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Aside from the Above the Influence example shown above, Austin never went beyond harmless flirting with Vanessa's mother, despite being deeply attracted to her, because she was already married and clearly loved her husband (Vanessa's father).
  • Expy: As well as James Bond, Mike Myers says Austin Powers was inspired by Jason King and Peter Sellers' character, Robert Danvers from There's A Girl In My Soup.
  • Fetal Position Rebirth: Upon being defrosted in 1997.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Mostly downplayed, but there is a scene in the first movie showing him trying to get to grips with modern technology (such as attempting to play a CD on a record player), and offering the peace sign to some strangers, which only makes them laugh at him.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: His Union Jack underpants. Yeah.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Inflicts one on Random Task with the Swedish penis pump.
    • Austin is often prone to being on the end of these. In the end of the first film he front flips into his car but crotches himself on the gear shift. This is made worse when Vanessa accidentally pulls the gear shft further into his crotch by accident.
    • In their first fight, Mini Me kicks him while he is on his knees and later bites him. In the third film during their brief second fight, Mini Me kicks him there again, this time to escape from Austin's bashing his head in with a drawer.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • All three films play with the idea of Austin being a Stepford Smiler for some reason. While he is overall a fun, well-adjusted individual, he definitely has some emotional baggage. In the first film he missed out on 30 years of history and woke up in a world very different than the one he knew, where most of his friends are long dead and the entire cultural and political landscape of the world had changed. The second film explores his fear that without his sexual prowess he doesn't know who he is anymore since it's such an integral part of his identity, and the third film dives head-first into him being a "Well Done, Son" Guy who has never had a proper father figure.
    • Austin acts like an obnoxious, oversexed old hippie who is nowhere near as funny, smart, or sexy as he thinks he is. But on many occasions he shows he can be very funny, is actually quite intelligent, and can be a charming and engaging romantic and sexual partner. His major flaw is that he's used to the atmosphere of the 60s and still loves it after adjusting to the modern era, so his behavior comes off as over-the-top and silly until he starts taking something seriously, then his true personality shines through.
  • Human Popsicle: In the first film, to be un-frozen when Dr. Evil returns.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Usually once per film, to the point of Overly-Long Gag.
  • I Call Him "Mr. Happy": Bits and pieces, wedding tackle, meat and two veg, little lads.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In a sense: he quite readily admits to Vanessa that he was very much in love with her mother. However, he also admits that he knows that Vanessa's father loved her even more in the same sentence, which is why he never entertained the thought of seducing her for even a second.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Women fawn over him as the sexiest, most desirable man in the world. While Mike Meyers is not an ugly man, his costume and make-up as Austin make him quite repulsive. In the second film, a mirror cracks when he smiles at it.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He takes quite a few severe beatings throughout the series but never suffers any major injury.
  • It's Personal: In the second film: "First he fought for the Crown, now he's fighting for the family jewels!" Dr. Evil takes his desire to get revenge against the International Man of Mystery one step too far and steals Austin's mojo, leaving Austin impotent. This blow below the belt (literally) motivates Austin throughout the film, furious that Dr. Evil would stoop that low and cause him to suffer erectile dysfunction.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like James Bond, he may be a self-absorbed manchild that's obsessed with sex but he's shown to have a good heart and care about the women he goes out with. He genuinely cares about freedom and says that the nineties are even groovier than the eighties because they combine freedom with personal responsibility.
  • Jizzed in My Pants: In a deleted scene with Robin Spitz / Swallows, who was shaking his hand. But Austin was too busy looking at her shaking Cleavage Window (which she doesn't notice) and he gets a little too excited, so he told her to keep shaking his hand until he was "done".
  • Kavorka Man: Played with. It's very well established that no woman can resist his charms, not even robot women, even though Austin is not overtly handsome and his attempts to come off as charming paint him as obnoxious and dim-witted. However, he got this reputation in the 60s, and as Mrs. Kengsinton explains to her daugther, Austin's sex appeal can be chalked up to Values Dissonance: by the standards of the 60s Austin was very handsome and very witty, and he had a reputation for amazing sexual prowess, which made him a superstar in spite of his personality flaws. This is why most modern women (which one exception) don't find him as irresistible as he thinks he is. On the other hand, when he stops trying too hard Austin shows he can be a thoughtful and loving man, as well as a badass super-spy, and it is this side of him that got Ms. Kensington to fall for him.
  • Large Ham: He's a comically flamboyant, dramatic and eccentric dork who's also a spy.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Most of the time Austin acts like a silly, incompetent idiot. But when the world is in danger and/or the life of a loved one is on the line, he gets down to business and proves he really is a badass super-spy. He didn't save the world from Dr. Evil multiple times out of sheer luck, after all.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: In the second film, Austin suffers "performance issues." When Dr. Evil's spy, Fat Bastard, steals Austin's precious mojo (libido/sex drive) in 1969, Austin suddenly goes limp in the middle of sex with Ivana Humpalot and becomes impotent in 1999. He then travels back to 1969 to save himself from perpetual erectile dysfunction by retrieving his stolen mojo. His need to retrieve his mojo only intensifies when he falls in love with Felicity Shagwell, an American hippie/CIA agent, who idolizes the International Man of Mystery. Her interest in shagging Austin only increases his desire to regain his sexual performance.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's silly and zany and loves shagging.
  • Love Mother Love Daughter: He admits to Vanessa that he was in love with her mother, his partner Mrs. Kensington, but due to her being a Mrs. and not a Ms. he never made any real attempt to pursue her. That said, his love for Vanessa is fully reciprocated, and the two get married by the end of the movie.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: Played with. His middle name really is "Danger".
  • Mr. Fanservice: To all the women in the movies.
  • Mr. Vice Guy:
    • Lust. A Man Is Always Eager, and Austin is known and desired by women for being a Sex God. While this served him well in the Swinging 60's, free-love is seldom practiced in the 90's and Early-Aughties and Austin has a tougher time getting with it with some modern women like Vanessa. That said, he has been known to use his raw mojo to his advantage, having seduced Ivana Humpalot into confessing that she was sent by Dr. Evil to kill him. Not only that, but Austin is much more chivalrous than one would assume, unwilling to have sex with Vanessa when she was drunk and saving himself for Felicity until he gets his mojo back. He still has a habit of letting his attention get caught by attractive women, though.
    • Recklessness. For a spy, he has the stealth of a screaming goat and tends to draw a crowd with his wild style and wilder personality. With that in mind, Dr. Evil isn't the most subtle of supervillains and Austin's methods have proven to be effective enough to stop Dr. Evil's world-ending schemes numerous times.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Has no problems walking around nude in public. Usually with his naughty bits blocked from view by strategically placed objects.
  • Narcissist: Austin's into himself almost as much as he's into women. He constantly fawns over himself, to the point of losing focus on the task at hand. Hell, you can probably scratch the "almost" part; see Twin Threesome Fantasy below.
  • Nice Guy: Friendly and jovial with everyone (unless they're evil). He is also apparently quite heroic, noble, and caring even willing to give up his wondrous life in order to save the future from Dr. Evil.
  • Not so Above It All: His suaveness and charm can go right out the window when he's really attracted to someone, causing him to lust after them as much as women usually lust after him.
  • Parody Sue: Of secret agents in general.
  • Parental Neglect: He accuses his father of this in the Goldmember song "Daddy Wasn't There."
  • Sealed Good in a Can: When he was frozen.
  • Sex God: No woman can resist him, and they fall in line for a chance to share a bed with him.
  • Specs of Awesome: Austin is an Action Hero who wears spectacles.
  • Super Sex Organs: Only when he has his mojo.
  • Teeny Weenie: Is implied to have a less-than-normal sized member, due to his ownership of a "Swedish-made Penis Enlarger Pump" (A deleted scene from the second film even had him claiming to Felicity that his frozen self was not an "accurate representation" of his normal size).
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: With the Japanese girls from the third film.
    • Subverted in the second film, with Felicity, where the "twins" were him and future him.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: His character arc in the third film. For all he's done in life, even being knighted by the queen, his father is neglectful and doesn't respect him. It's actually implied in the third movie that his swinging lifestyle is due to trying to be just like his father who was just as much of a Casanova in his youth.

    Vanessa Kensington
Played By: Elizabeth Hurley
Voiced By: Yolanda Vidal and Gabriela Gómez (Mexican Spanish dub), Lucila Gómez (Argentinian Spanish dubs), Fátima Noya (Brazilian Portuguese, first movie), Iara Riça (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie)

  • Action Girl: Austin's equal in ass-kicking and espionage.
  • Badass Bookworm: Vanessa is a graduate of Oxford where she excelled in numerous subjects, including foreign languages.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's very intelligent and is definitely believable as an elite secret agent.
  • Choke Holds: Does this to Austin when he realizes Vanessa is a Robot Girl.
  • Cleavage Window: Wears a formal dress and a prisoner outfit with keyholes to show off her ample breasts.
  • Dark Action Girl: Is a Fembot sent by Dr. Evil to kill Austin as his "wedding gift". She comes with built-in Torpedo Tits and Self-Destruct Mechanism.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: At first she's absolutely disgusted by Austin and is strict and professional. She gradually loosens up and comes to love him.
  • Electronic Eyes: When Austin rips off her faceplate. Becomes a countdown clock when she activates her Self-Destruct Mechanism.
  • Evil All Along: She is revealed to be a Fembot at the beginning of the second movie.
  • Fem Bot: Designed as a "kamikaze bride" to deceive and assassinate Austin with her machine gun bosom and built-in time bomb. She can also be controlled by a TV remote, whether it be to rewind her every move, mute her voice or outright change the language she speaks.
  • Girl of the Week: Parodied — she leaves the story early in the second film, and after a minute of despairing the loss of his wife and spy partner, Austin rejoices in being single again and happily embraces his old lifestyle.
  • Hand Cannon: She carries a Desert Eagle.
  • Hellbent For Leather: In her Spy Catsuit.
  • The Lost Lenore: The official guidebook The World of Austin Powers reveals that, contrary to his reaction in the sequel, Austin mourned Vanessa deeply, and this was what led to him and Felicity breaking up.
  • Male Gaze: Her initial introduction in the first film.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Busty, curvaceous, and sporting a wardrobe including, but not limited to, a leather catsuit, a silver prisoner dress, a black formal gown, and a lace nightdress. Special mention goes to her nude scene at the end of the first film.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Vanessa's official job is to acclimate Austin to the 1990s. The only time she does this is when she has to explain to Austin that people are less promiscuous in general, otherwise she acts as a general purpose sidekick.
  • Retcon: One Played for Laughs. Absolutely nothing in the first film hints at her being a Fembot, especially considering she was established to have parents (one of which she kept in touch with). When her secret is exposed in the sequel, nobody questions it for even a second.
  • The Reveal: She is revealed to be a Fembot sent by Dr. Evil as his "wedding gift" to Austin at the beginning of the 2nd movie.
  • Robotic Reveal: Revealed to be one of Dr. Evil’s Sexbots after she inexplicably starts to malfunction under the influence of a TV remote control. Comes with machine-gun jubblies, superhuman strength, and Self-Destruct Mechanism.
  • Robotic Spouse: Austin unwittingly married a robot disguised as a woman.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Attempts to kill Austin this way.
  • Sexbot: Part of her programming. She made love to Austin at least twice before she was exposed as a robot.
  • Show Some Leg: Used by her to distract some guards.
  • Spy Catsuit: Wears one near the end of the first film.
  • Torpedo Tits: Machine guns in her jubblies.

    Felicity Shagwell
Played By: Heather Graham
Voiced By: Carola Vásquez (Mexican Spanish dub), Lina Rossana (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

  • Action Girl: Though not as much as Vanesa, Felicity is still an ass-kicker in her own right.
  • All There in the Manual: The World of Austin Powers reveals that Felicity left Austin after realising he was still in love with Vanessa.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In a couple of her outfits.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is probably the nicest of the Love Interest characters, but doesn't hesitate to kick Fat Bastard in the balls, something even Austin is a little freaked out by.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She disappears in between the second and third films without explanation.
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: To Vanessa Kensington, Austin's partner and love interest from the first movie. Vanessa is British, while Felicity is American. Vanessa was a modern woman of the 90s (the period in which the first two films were released), while Felicity is from the same time period as Austin. While it took some time for Vanessa to warm up to Austin, Vanessa is clearly enamored of Austin the moment they meet owing primarily to them being from the same time period where Austin was considered a sex symbol. And finally, while Vanessa Kensington had a rather normal name, Felicity's name is quite unusual.
  • Distaff Counterpart: In some ways, she's a female version of Austin. She even has a female symbol medallion to co-ordinate with Austin's male symbol one.
  • Euphemistic Names: Lampshaded when she introduces herself to Austin.
    Felicity: "Shagwell" by name, "Shag very well" by reputation.
  • Girl of the Week: While Vanessa was written out on-screen, come the third film Felicity has simply vanished, and Austin never even mentions her.
  • Groin Attack: She inflicts one on Fat Bastard when she kicks him in the "mommy-daddy button" near the end of the second film, causing Austin to lecture her:
    Austin: I don't care if he is evil, you don't give a man a shot in the pills. It's just not cricket, baby!
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Felicity is one of the sweeter sidekicks that Austin has, and is definitely the most playful. She also has long blond hair.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: In her introductory scene, she catches the eye of several men as she makes her way over to Austin.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She idolizes Austin and became a spy after learning about his exploits. The official guidebook The World of Austin Powers mentions that she had a crush on Austin since she was young, and had in fact arranged to be transferred to London just so she could meet him.
  • Heroic Seductress: She charms Fat Bastard into bed with her in order to plant a tracking device on him. She also kills a guard by showing him her breasts and luring him into a fire pit.
  • Kick the Dog: Her mocking Austin for losing his mojo, as mentioned below. In her defense she was really scared and upset at the time but still... wow.
  • Male Gaze: Her initial introduction in the second film.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Accidentally subjects Austin to this while they scope out Dr. Evil's lair; she borrows his binoculars while they're still around his neck (oblivious to him gagging for air), then lowers them in frustation, unknowingly thrusting his face into her cleavage.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfits are very skimpy and show a lot of skin. Being as she's trying to seduce Austin from minute one, this is intentional.
  • Painted-On Pants: Her first outfit includes a pair of skintight shorts (which Austin can't help but notice).
  • Punny Name: "Shagwell by name, shag very well by reputation."
  • Put on a Bus: No mention of her is made in the third movie. However, at the end of the second film, there were two Austins. She probably went away with one of them.

    Foxxy Cleopatra
Played By: Beyoncé
Voiced By: Diana Pérez (Mexican Spanish dub), Raquel Marinho (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

  • Afro Ass Kicker: Her hairstyle. When she's forced to wear a wetsuit, she gets Compressed Hair that pops back into shape when she takes the suit off.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In the majority of her outfits.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm Foxxy Cleopatra and I'm a whole lotta woman!," "You under arrest, sugar." "Shazaam!"
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: She is the first of Austin's love interests to be a woman of color, while Vanessa and Felicity where both white. She also had a relationship with Austin prior to the events of the films, unlike Vanessa and Felicity whose respective debut films were their first time of meeting (and falling for) Austin. Finally, she has a much more personal stake in taking down one of the villains due to him killing her partner.
  • Dead Partner: Her partner was killed by Goldmember, and she is determined to bring him to justice for it.
  • Faux Action Girl: Despite being a secret agent like Austin, she does not perform nearly as well. In fact, whenever she attempts to apprehend Goldmember, he easily escapes by kicking her in the face.
  • Girl of the Week: Austin's third. It's mentioned they met before and he broke her heart, but she still adores him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She was apparently unaware that Austin had been frozen; When he met her in 1975, she yelled at him for not calling her for eight years.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not as much as Vanessa and Felicty, but she still counts.
  • New Old Flame: She has a history with Austin and the two of them get back together once they reunite.
  • Older than They Look: Foxxy's age is never given onscreen but given she was apparently already a secret agent in 1967 (in the 1975 sequences in Goldmember she complains about Austin not having called her for eight years) she is presumably meant to be well into her thirties. Beyonce Knowles was only twenty during production.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Foxxy is an old girlfriend of Austin's who was never seen nor mentioned in any of the previous films.
  • Sassy Black Woman: By her own proclamation, "[she's] a whole lotta woman".
  • Satellite Love Interest: Unlike Vanessa or Felicity, her role in Goldmember isn't as significant, due to the film being more about Austin and his father's relationship instead of Austin finding love.
  • Shout-Out: She's based on Pam Grier, even her catchphrase "You under arrest, sugar."
  • Token Romance: She's black, and the Girl of the Week for the white Austin Powers.

    Nigel Powers
Played By: Michael Caine
Voiced By: Humberto Vélez (Mexican Spanish dub), Luiz Carlos de Moraes (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

Austin's father, he is also a master spy and a sexual dynamo. However, he is an absolutely awful father who neglected Austin after the death of his wife left him to raise his son alone.

  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. While he was never physically or emotionally abusive, he was absent for some of Austin's life and didn't give him much respect. Plus, he acted as more of a friend to his son rather than a father.
  • Action Dad: Much like Austin, Nigel is as deadly a spy as him and just as charming.
  • Badass in Distress: Despite being captured by Dr. Evil, he still manages to put up a fight, even scaring one goon into simply lying down on the floor.
  • The Casanova: Like Austin, he is a charming womanizer. Notable in that unlike Mike Meyers as Austin, Michael Caine's make-up does not hide his good looks and it's believable woman would desire him.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be Austin's father, but he's just as charming. He even plays a large part in Mini Me defecting to the good guys.
  • Daddy Didn't Show: No matter what Austin did, his father was never around when he needed him, presumably prioritizing his career over his own son. Two notable instances include when he won the title of "International Man of Mystery" at his graduation and Austin's knighting ceremony when he finally catches Dr. Evil. In the case of the later, Basil makes it clear that this was before he was kidnapped by Goldmember, so Nigel had no excuse not to be there.
  • Freudian Excuse: Apparently the reason why he hates the Dutch is because the people who killed his wife and took his son Doug were Belgian, Belgium being closely aligned with the Dutch.
  • Hypocrite: When Austin remarks that he prefers not to use gadgets "outside of the bedroom", he chides Austin for his lack of professionalism. Then when Austin brings up his personal grievances with Nigel's behavior as a neglectful dad, Nigel makes light of it with a joke of his own. Austin wasn't laughing.
  • Hypocritical Humor: The two things he dislikes the most are people who are intolerant of other cultures, and the Dutch!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He let Austin down twice at the Academy and the Knighting Ceremony, and doesn't give him a lot of respect. Despite this, Nigel clearly cares about Austin and eventually does give him the respect he so desperately wanted.
  • Lack of Empathy: He responds dismissively to Austin calling him out on his neglect, to the point of mockingly offering him a tissue.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Reveals to Austin that Dr. Evil is his brother, Doug.
  • Noble Bigot: Played for Laughs. Despite being a relatively decent guy (his questionable parenting of Austin aside), he has an inexplicable hatred of the Dutch. This also extends to Belgians on principle because they share a border with the Dutch and possibly because they raised one of his sons to be evil.
  • Papa Wolf: He truly does love his son and will do anything to protect him. Both of them, in fact.

    Basil Exposition
Played By: Michael York, Eddie Adams (younger)
Voiced By: Gabriel Pingarrón [base voice, Mexican Spanish]; Miguel Ángel Sanromán (first Mexican Spanish dub), Gerardo Reyero (second Mexican Spanish dub), Gabriel Ramos (young, Goldmember), Carlos Campanile (Brazilian Portuguese, first and third movie), Júlio Chaves (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie)

Austin's literal Mr. Exposition, his contact in the British government who provides him intelligence data about Dr. Evil.

  • Captain Obvious: Which causes Austin to say "Whoop-de-do, Basil."
  • Catchphrase: When asked "What's happening, Basil?", he would reply "A lot has been happening."
  • Clothing Combat: The World of Austin Powers states that his wardrobe revolves around this, with such weapons as an acid-firing buttonhole, cufflinks with enough plastic explosive to blow up a building, and creases in his trousers sharp enough to slice through flesh and bone.
  • The Comically Serious: Typically serves as the comedic foil to Austin and other characters in most of his scenes.
  • Hand Wave: He apparently knew that Vanessa was a Fembot the whole time and never told Austin. Neither Basil nor Austin gives it any thought beyond two lines of dialogue.
  • Meaningful Name: Basil Exposition provides exposition.
  • Mr. Exposition: Literally.
    • The original script (and some deleted scenes) for the first film really ran with this, having Basil describe every little detail whenever he appeared.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • He recognizes how strange and annoying Austin can be, and occasionally tells him so.
    • He also warns Felicity that getting romantically involved with Austin isn't a good idea. Since Felicity doesn't appear in Goldmember, he may have been right.
  • Punny Name

    Mrs. Kensington
Played By: Mimi Rogers
Voiced By: María Eugenia Guerrero (first Mexican Spanish dub), Diana Pérez (second Mexican Spanish dub), Matilde Ávila (Argentinian Spanish dub), Cláudia Martins (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

Austin's original partner/sidekick, who did not come forward in time with him.

  • Action Girl: She kicks just as much butt as Austin.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Although most of the second film takes place in England in 1969, she never appears nor is ever mentioned. She is never even confronted about the fact her daughter was a Fembot.
  • Expy: The Original Mrs. Kensington is an Expy of Emma Peel from The Avengers (1960s). The young Mrs. Kensington as well, to the extent that Elizabeth Hurley was briefly the fan favorite to play Emma in the then-still-planned Avengers movie.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She wore a full-body black leather outfit in the 60's.
  • Ms. Fanservice: In a catsuit.
  • Spy Catsuit: Wears one early in the first movie.

    Number Three / The Mole
Played By: Fred Savage
Voiced By: René García

An effective and professional agent... with a large mole on his face.

  • Gross-Up Close-Up: His mole is zoomed even enough to see all of the hairs and textures.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He is the one responsible for flipping Mini-Me, Dr. Evil's (previously) closest confidante, and giving British Intelligence a valuable insider to Evil's operations.
  • The Mole: He is a spy in Dr. Evil's organization. He is a mole in multiple senses of the word. Yes, he's aware of the irony.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his annoyance related to people's reaction his mole, he's very self aware, a professional agent and treats everyone with respect and kindness.
  • Running Gag: His mole distracts Dr. Evil, Austin and even Mini-Me, the the point that they often can't speak to him properly without staring at him in a weird way. While Austin has the most extreme reaction, all of them do it at some point in the film. Considering Austin and Dr. Evil (and by extension Mini-Me) are revealed to be brothers, it seems to run in the family.


    Dr. Evil
"One million dollars!"
Played By: Mike Myers
Voiced By: Alfonso Obregón Inclán (all Mexican Spanish dubs), Pablo Gandolfo (Argentinian Spanish dubs), Moisés Iván Mora (young, Mexican Spanish dub), Paulo Wolf (Brazilian Portuguese, first movie), Marco Ribeiro (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie), Cássius Romero (Brazilian Portuguese, third movie), Yuri Chesman (young, Brazilian Portuguese dub)

Austin's Arch-Enemy, he's the head of Virtucon, a multinational MegaCorp that acts as a front for his evil schemes. His goal is always to use some sort of superweapon to hold the world hostage for money. He's completely Genre Blind and generally acts like a complete idiot that even his henchmen can't take seriously.

  • Abusive Parents:
    • He acts as one to Scott, but mostly in an emotional way that's normally Played for Laughs, though it seems to flip-flop regarding the situation. In the third movie, Mini-Me gets a taste of this.
    • He himself suffered a rather funny form of this, see Hilariously Abusive Childhood below.
  • Affably Evil: He's very humorous, tries very hard to be a Doting Parent and very dorky; in spite of being a Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Bad Boss: Murders his henchmen for failing to kill Austin Powers in a deliberate parody of this trope.
  • Bald of Authority: Dr. Evil is a parody of James Bond villains and is an Expy in terms of appearance of the oft depicted as bald, frequent Bond antagonist, Blofeld.
  • Bald of Evil: Seems to be a side-effect of being evil, since Scott starts going bald when he embraces evil like his father.
  • Big Bad: In all three films, he is the head villain.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Goldmember in the third film.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: One of his defining traits; repeatedly lampshaded throughout the series, and usually by Scott or Number Two, who point out how stupid he's being.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: At the end of Goldmember, Dr. Evil says "Yeah, baby!" Everyone stares blankly at him, and he adds: "No? Just trying it on."
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He is a perfect homage to his trope. Just look at his name for starters.
  • The Casanova: After drinking Austin's mojo, he absorbs his sexual prowess and seductive skills, and manages to seduce Frau.
  • Catchphrase: "One milllion dollars." and "Rrrrrrrriiiight..."
  • Character Tic: His distinctive "raise-pinkie-finger-to-mouth-level" gesture, as well as his generous use of Air Quotes when explaining his Evil Plans.
  • Complexity Addiction: As Scott and Number Two pointed out, his plan to feed Austin and Vanessa to sharks with laserbeams on their heads is far too impractical a scenario. He doesn't take this well, despite stating earlier that it was an overly-elaborate way to kill someone.
    Dr. Evil: You know, I have just one request...and that is to have sharks WITH FRICKIN' LASERBEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS!
    • Number Two's alternative turns out to be just as complicated. Instead of getting crocodiles or piranhas, the organisation got some mild-mannered sea bass and had them mutated and enraged. (To be fair, this was only done because legal red tape made Number Two unable to obtain actual sharks.)
  • Contractual Genre Blindness: Dr. Evil plays every villain trope he can, just for the sake of doing it, and is aware that it's expected of the villain, but is either unaware of or refuses to acknowledge that such acts are Bond Villain Stupidity. In the first film, he exercises No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine, and when Scott asks Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?, Dr. Evil mutters that Scott "just doesn't get it."
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He truly cares about both his cat and Mini-Me. He's also desperate to bond with his son Scott, even though he sucks at it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ironically. He has no qualms with taking over the world or just outright destroying it (at least until the ending of Austin Powers in Goldmember), but when he meets Goldmember, the eponymous villain of the third movie, even he was disturbed by him and his actions ("How about 'No!,' you crazy Dutch bastard!"), though less because Goldmember was too evil and more because of his disgusting habits like eating his own skin flakes. He's also disturbed when Scott lets his Evil Laugh get away with him when he had Mr. Roboto eaten by laser sharks. He also really, really hates Scott constantly badgering him to stop fooling around and just blow Austin Powers away, which, on top of his love for show-offy evil, makes more sense when he and Austin both are revealed to be brothers in the third film. He also finds Scott's silly way of running as too silly for his tastes in the third film and flatly says that Scott didn't got that from him.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Especially prominent when he gives his trademark pinkie raise.
  • Evil Laugh: He loves giving these after dramatic moments and holding them out for long periods of time.
  • Exotic Equipment: He is a polyorchid( three testicles).
  • Expy: He's a parody of classic Bond villain Ernst Stavros Blofeld, down to the scar, the ball head, the suit and the cat.
    • In particular, Donald Pleasence's take on Blofeld from the bond film You Only Live Twicenote .
  • The Faceless: For the 60s segment of the first movie, partially as a parody of Blofeld's face being unseen most of the time and to hide the fact that Mike Myers also plays Dr. Evil.
  • For the Evulz: His motivation for his schemes. He technically is blackmailing nations for money, but he continues to do the same type of scheme in The '90s, when his company has long been legit and is raking in mountains of completely legal money and his ransom demands end up being either a ridiculously small sum compared to what he threatens to do when his demands are not met or a ridiculously implausible one that isn't even a number or is more money than there currently exists in the world.
  • Freudian Excuse: Played for Laughs. He was raised by Belgians, who raised him to be evil.
    Nigel: Of course, they share a border with the Dutch.
  • Genius Ditz: His character generally exists to make fun of how stupid villains in spy movies are. While he demonstrates that he is indeed a bona fide scientific genius as he invents time-machines, death rays and other fantastical inventions, he shows a complete lack of common sense when it comes to things like not killing his nemesis when he has the chance or not mistreating his key underlings and compelling them to betray him. He also had trouble understanding basic economics and zoology amongst other subjects, and he speaks neither French nor Dutch despite being raised on the Dutch side of Belgium.
  • Greyscale of Evil: Tends to wear solid grey Nehru jackets and pants, and the interiors of many of his lairs follow this color scheme.
  • Groin Attack: During a presentation, Mini Me accidentally sends a meteor globe into his testicles. He checks his balls revealing he has three (either that or he was counting his penis). When he was 14, a zoroastrian woman named Vilma ritualistically shaved his scrotum.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the third film.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: He was adopted by "a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery" and a "15-year-old French prostitute/love-slave" who found him after a failed attempt to kill his father Nigel instead killed his mother and raised him to be evil, not to mention various, increasingly absurd family traditions and beatings as he grew up. Later in life, he attended British Intelligence Academy with Austin Powers as his roommate, and though he was the best student, Austin won the "International Man of Mystery" award (implied to be due to either nepotism or legacy), this being where their famous conflict began.
  • Human Popsicle: Like Austin, in the first film. He apparently does this again at the end of the first film, but is already un-frozen when the second begins.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Dr. Evil doesn't give a shit when Austin holds Scott hostage ("Kill the little bastard, I don't care."). Of course, when Scott lashes out over this, Dr. Evil complains that he's being hurtful.
  • I Call Him "Mr. Happy": His right testicle he named Piss, the left he named Vinegar. When he suffers the groin attack he uses the common slang "balls."
  • Insistent Terminology: It's "Doctor Evil" and not "Mister Evil".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be evil, but he does care about Scott, despite their complex relationship.
  • Laughably Evil: He is one of if not the most humorous villains in all of media.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Played for Laughs in the second film, Dr. Evil makes this claim, then says he can't back it up. Played straight in the third film, when he's revealed as Austin's long-lost brother, Dougie.
  • Memetic Hand Gesture: It wouldn't be Dr. Evil without his trademark pinkie raise.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He explicitly mentions that he spent six years in Evil Medical School after someone calls him Mr. Evil.
  • Narcissist: Not only are all of his evil lairs shaped like himself, he also displays classic narcissistic parenting, seeing Scot as an unworthy heir for being reluctant to follow in his footsteps and take over the family business, constantly belittling him and feeling entitled to his respect and rejected by him when he doesn't get it. His idea of a better heir is literally a voiceless, miniature clone of himself. Like some narcissistic parents, he still cares about his offspring however, becoming violently protective when Scot is insulted by someone else and unlike most narcissists, he allows his son to get away with dissing him back in public.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Myers based his voice on Lorne Michaels, his former boss at Saturday Night Live.
  • Obviously Evil: Well it's even in his name.
  • Papa Wolf: He is very protective of Mini-Me and Scott. When Scott is insulted on The Jerry Springer Show by a KKK member, Dr. Evil angrily attacks him, stating that nobody talks to his son like that.
  • Parents as People: A comedic version of this trope. He really does try to be a good father to Scott, but he sucks at it to such an extent he comes off as rather emotionally abusive.
  • Pet the Dog: When a Ku Klux Klan member insults Scotty on The Jerry Springer Show, Dr. Evil flips out, attacking him in Scotty's defense.
  • Politically Correct Villain: Despite being a Card-Carrying Villain who isn't above killing, torture and causing a Class 3a planetary disruption, he curiously doesn't seem to have any villainous views or even any objections regarding race, gender, sexuality, etc. He even approves of Frau being in a lesbian relationship.
    Dr. Evil: Right on.
  • Precision F-Strike: Dr. Evil's response to being caught in the first act, before even getting started on his Evil Plan, is simply "...shit."
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He is an evil genius bent on world domination, but he is also prone to petulant temper tantrums and childish insults, embraces Cartoonish Supervillainy to the point of self-sabotaging his own schemes, and breaks out into Villain Songs when the mood takes him.
  • The Reveal: He's Nigel Powers' son and Austin's brother.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Mr. Bigglesworth. Who starts off as the traditional white Persian cat, but somehow became a hairless Sphynx cat due to complications in the cyrogenic freezing process.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was frozen for thirty years.
  • Stupid Evil: His biggest flaw is that he's such a Card-Carrying Villain that Dr. Evil can't help but do things in the most impractical way possible, just because it's the "evil" way to do it. His son Scott frequently hangs a lampshade on this behavior, including asking why Dr. Evil is putting Austin and his allies in Death Traps instead of just shooting them or otherwise being much more efficient about his plans.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: Hilariously Abusive Childhood aside, Dr. Evil doesn't seem to have any ideological or pragmatic reasons for being a supervillain other than doing it for its own sake. He exhibits no political opinions that would motivate him into coming up with his schemes and though his evil plans are all him holding the world hostage for money, he dismisses Number Two's more legal, yet financially beneficial schemes because they aren't evil enough for him.
  • Totally Radical: His reassurance that he's hip has him doing a terrible rendition of the macarena.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After a Klansman calls Scott Evil a "freak" on The Jerry Springer Show, he goes ballistic. He ends up fighting even when being restrained by Steve Wilkos and the other members of security, and after seemingly calming down, he then rushes to attack him again (something that never happens on Jerry Springer). And then instigates a full-out brawl on the set. Eventually, he seems calmed down...until Jerry Springer tells security to get Dr. Evil out of the premises ("get this jerk out of here"), upon which his rage is reawakened and he starts fighting with Springer, eventually managing to smash a globe in the ensuing stage riot.
  • Villain Ball: Doesn't hold the Villain Ball so much as have it surgically implanted where his brain should be. This irritates both the profit minded Number Two and the far more rational Scott.
  • Where Did We Go Wrong?: He asks this about Scott not being evil enough.
  • You Have Failed Me: He punishes his minions by dumping them through a trapdoor to be burned alive. When he tries it again in the '90s, the unfortunate Mook is left alive but "very badly burned," and is finally dispatched by another Mook with poor aim. His botched execution is Played for Laughs.

Played By: Verne Troyer
Voiced By: Arturo Mercado (Mexican Spanish dub)

A 1/8th-size clone of Dr. Evil created in the second film, he becomes a surrogate son for him, though at times Dr. Evil treats him more as a pet.

  • Bald of Evil: Just like the original.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Mini-Me is ejected out into space unprotected in the second movie and survives completely unharmed.
  • Big Little Man: His initial introduction in the second film.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's sent flying around a lot when fighting Austin.
    • Iron Butt Monkey: Is often physically abused in horrific fashion, but is Made of Iron. In the third film, he's thrown in a sack and beaten around walls and furniture, but climbs out with no apparent injuries when let go.
  • Cloning Blues: Defied; he never shows any problems being a clone of Dr. Evil and loves him like a father. That is, until he's replaced by Dr. Evil's son Scott.
  • The Dragon: Hilariously fills this role in the second movie, giving Austin a hell of a beating before the climactic showdown with Dr. Evil. Keep in mind that Mini-Me, played by Verne Troyer, is less than three feet tall.
  • Expy: As the Big Bad's Depraved Dwarf second-in-command in a James Bond parody, he’s this to Nick Nack.
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this a lot.
  • Gag Penis: Goldmember reveals that his is not only disproportionate to his body, as Nigel wonders, but MUCH larger than the average full-sized man's.
    [Mini-Me unzips his pants, with an audible thump as it hits the floor off-screen]
    Nigel: My word! You're a tripod. [Chuckling] What d' you feed that thing, aye? S'like a baby's arm holding an apple. The good news is, y' ever get tired, you can use it as a kickstand.
    [Mini-Me balances off it, to his delight]
  • Groin Attack: He is prone to doing this. In the second film, he kicks and bites Austin in his junk, and in the third film, he accidentally sends a model meteor right into Dr. Evil's testicles. Way to go, A-Hole!
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the third film, in response to becoming The Unfavorite to Scott.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: While he's one of the most well-known characters in the trilogy, he was only introduced in the second movie.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: He pretends to surrender to Austin in the second movie to gain the upper hand. This comes back to bite him in the third movie when he defects for real and Austin, having not been informed, won't stop fighting him until he's down.
  • Jerkass: He likes to flip people off and play cruel jokes on Scott.
  • Made of Iron: Mini-Me can take a lot of physical punishment, having been sent flying into metal poles, solid wood walls and having his head slammed against a fridge door repeatedly.
  • Man Bites Man: A lot of biting is integrated into his fighting style.
  • Mini-Me: Trope Namer; he's a miniature clone of Dr. Evil and, starting with the second film, almost always seen next to him.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As shown in the second film when he gives Austin a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on the moon. He even lifts Austin over his head and tosses him across a hallway with little visible effort.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Mini-Mr. Bigglesworth.
  • The Singing Mute: Goldmember was originally going to include a musical number "What's it all about, Austin?" in which the usually mute Mini-Me sang along with the rest of the cast. The song was cut from the final version of the film, but included as a bonus feature on the DVD.
  • Toilet Humor: What he does to avoid suspicion in the third movie.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't talk apart from saying "Eeee!" and in the "Just the Two Of Us" song in the second film, he lip-syncs "You and I" in a very deep voice.

    Scott Evil
Played By: Seth Green
Voiced By: José Antonio Macías (base voice, Mexican Spanish), Luis Daniel Ramírez (second Mexican dub), Marcelo Campos (Brazilian Portuguese, first and third movie), José Leonardo (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie)

Dr. Evil's son, created from his semen while he was frozen. Scott is entirely different from his father, foremost being that he's intelligent and realizes his father's schemes are a stupid waste of time. His efforts to explain this to Dr. Evil only result in insults and brow-beating, so he resigns himself instead to mocking his father and enjoying watching him fail.

  • Aerith and Bob: With several bizarrely-named people around him, Scott plays the Bob role.
  • AM/FM Characterization: In the first movie, he wears a Kurt Cobain t-shirt.
  • Artificial Family Member: Scott was created from Dr. Evil's semen while he was in cryosleep. This is retconned in the second movie where it is revealed that he is Dr. Evil and Frau's love child. Whether this was the case all along or a result of Dr. Evil's messing with the timeline by having sex with Frau's past self isn't made clear.
  • Bald of Evil: When he decides to become evil in the third film, his hair falls out.
  • Butt-Monkey: Often on the receiving end of Dr. Evil's verbal abuse.
  • Catchphrase: "I hate you". Most often directed at Dr. Evil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very deadpan in response to his father.
  • The Dragon: Finally usurps Mini-Me in this role in the third film.
    • Dragon Ascendant: The ending implies that with Dr. Evil turning good, Scott has taken control of his evil empire to continue fighting Austin.
  • Genre Refugee: Seth Green tried to play Scott, at least in the first film, as though he were in a drama movie, to better contrast against Myers as the cartoonish, over-the-top Dr. Evil.
  • Girly Run: In the third film he runs out of a scene flailing his arms and legs. Dr. Evil immediately lampshades this trope to the rest of the cast present.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Is this and thus gets "replaced" by Mini Me.
  • Jerkass: Somewhat depending on the situation.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: The second film reveals he's actually Dr. Evil's love child with Frau.
  • Manchild: Assuming he was conceived in 1969, he'd be 28 at the youngest in his first appearance, yet he acts like a teenager.
  • Meta Guy: In that he points out why Dr. Evil's plans are stupid and asks why he's not going with something more pragmatic and likely to succeed.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He is not the idiot his father is—he is aware that Austin will escape his death traps, that Dr. Evil should just cut to the chase and kill Austin when he has the chance, and that his plans will blow up in his face. In the first film, he States the Simple Solution when his father places Austin in a Death Trap, offering to get his own gun from his room and kill Austin himself, but is shut down.
  • Only Sane Man: To an extent, him and Number Two. However, while Number Two is silently exasperated with Dr. Evil's idiocy, Scott is open in calling his father an inept moron with stupid plans.
  • Overlord Jr.: He and Mini-Me, with a severe case of sibli- er, uncle/neph-... biological son/midget clone rivalry.
  • Stupid Evil: His savvy aspect decreases in the third film when he turns evil.
  • The Unfavorite: After Mini-Me comes into the picture, he gets this from Dr. Evil.
  • The Watson: A parodic version, serving as an audience surrogate questioning the Bond Villain Stupidity of his father.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Zigzagged. In the first film, he hates Dr. Evil, having been raised by Frau and never knowing his father, and rejects his father's attempts to bond. In the second film, he tries to bury the hatchet and make amends, but Dr. Evil has Mini-Me at that point, the son he always wanted. In the third film, his turn to evil finally gets him Dr. Evil's respect, but then Dr. Evil performs a Heel–Face Turn and Scott declares his hatred for him again.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Tries to get his father to go along with this line of thinking, to no avail.
    Scott: I have a gun in my room. Give me five seconds, I'll come back, Boom! I'll blow their brains out!
    Dr. Evil: Scott, you just don't get it, do you?
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: His constant suggestions to his dad concerning his plans and Genre Blindness make him more suited to a Deconstruction of spy films (or at least a more realistic one), as opposed to the Affectionate Parody of old-style spy films he's in.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: After finally stepping up to become the villain his father wanted him to be, Doctor Evil decides to turn good. Scott blasts his dad over this, frustrated that they can never be on the same page.

    Number Two
Played By: Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe (young)
Voiced By: Jorge Lapuente, René García (young) (Mexican Spanish dub), Paulo Celestino (first and third movie), Alfredo Martins (second movie), Fábio Lucindo (young) (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

Dr. Evil's second-in-command, he was left in charge of the evil empire while Dr. Evil was frozen. Number Two is a brilliant and savvy businessman who is able to build up successful multi-million dollar empires, but finds their assets squandered by Dr. Evil's schemes. He tries unsuccessfully to convince his employer he'd be better off just running a normal business and living the life of a legitimate businessman rather than a supervillain, but is repeatedly shut down.

  • Affably Evil: At least in the first film. When he attempts to betray Dr. Evil, he's also very cordial with Austin Powers, attempting to offer him a legitimate business deal before Dr. Evil attempts to kill him.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: He was happily running Virtucon as a legitimate multi-billion dollar company before Dr. Evil was unfrozen. Now he is constantly irritated by Dr. Evil's obsession with evil plans and general silliness but also shouted down whenever he speaks up.
  • Broken Pedestal: 30 years without his boss seems to have taken away the friendship and Hero Worship he had for Dr. Evil.
  • Covert Pervert: Take another, closer look at his entrance just before his "Starscream" attempt in the first film: he's carrying a suitcase that has parts of a Fembot sticking out.
    • A Deleted Scene shows him having sex with his younger, past self(!).
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He cares more for the success of the company than the schemes of Dr. Evil. He tries to betray him in the first film when he realizes a Stupid Evil man like Dr. Evil cannot thrive in the business world, but Dr. Evil attempts to kill him instead. From the second film on he tries to convince Dr. Evil to give up the supervillain life, since his perfectly legal public companies make him a comfortable billionaire, if only he would just stop squandering the money on schemes to take over the world.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His default and necessary method of dealing with Dr. Evil's foolishness.
  • Defector from Decadence: The main reason he attempts to betray Dr. Evil was because his insane schemes and vendetta against Austin Powers threatened to ruin the global conglomerate business Number Two expanded and nurtured.
  • The Dragon: To Dr. Evil. While Mini-Me becomes his right-hand in the second film, Number Two is still central to his plans.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: His buisness skills are what keep Dr. Evil's organisation alfoat and his schemes are far more effective than anything the doctor can come up with.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Vanessa in International Man of Mystery. Like her with Austin, his primary role is to acclimate Dr. Evil to life in the 90's and try to point out that his views on evil are a bit outdated. Dr. Evil only occasionally listens.
    • Also one to Basil across the series. Like Basil, he's Dr. Evil's adviser who gives him information about his plans and realizes how ridiculous Austin and Dr. Evil are. However, Austin usually appreciates Basil's help while Dr. Evil ignores and insults Number Two.
  • Evil Genius: He single-handedly built up the corporations that fund Dr. Evil's projects.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He speaks in a stolid baritone voice.
  • Expy: To Emilio Largo from Thunderball, Blofeld's dragon who wears an Eyepatch of Power note .
  • Eyepatch of Power: It hides an X-Ray Vision device in the first film, which he uses to cheat at blackjack.
  • Good Pays Better: He regularly tells Dr. Evil that legal business operations are much more profitable than Evil Plans, but is either ignored or overruled.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He survives getting set on fire, but he still suffers third-degree burns.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Along with Dr. Evil, he turns good at the end of the third film.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: To Dr. Evil.
  • Made of Iron: Survived the fire pit and the underground lair exploding with nothing but a single burn on his cheek in the sequel.
  • Number Two: As Dr. Evil puts it: "Finally we come to my number two man. His name....Number Two."
  • Out of Focus: Was a fairly big part of the first movie, but he took backstage to Scott, Frau, and Fat Bastard in the second movie, and in the third movie he has only a handful of lines.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Dr. Evil's jumping right back into ridiculously impractical (and expensive) world takeover bids as soon as he returned threatened to ruin Virtucon, spurring his betrayal.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: He's been like this to Dr. Evil since the Academy.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He honestly doesn't seem that villainous (barring his younger self). He even offers to work with Austin. Ultimately Number Two's only goal is to make as much money as possible, even if it means doing something good once in awhile.
  • Punny Name: He's a literal Number Two to the Number One, Dr. Evil.
Austin: (when he is about to kill Paddy O'Brien, shoving his head into a toilet and making him drown in the water) Who does Number Two work for?
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He tries to be loyal during the first movie, and his older self barely appears in the second. By Goldmember, he's basically given up on Dr. Evil.
  • The Starscream: Attempted it near the end of the first movie but forgot about the booby-trapped chairs.
  • Screw Yourself: In the deleted scenes of the second film with his younger self. It is complete with Smoking Hot Sex.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Retroactively; his thirty years-younger self from The Spy Who Shagged Me is noticeably more loyal to Dr. Evil than his older self.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He is apparently killed at the end of the original film when Dr. Evil drops him into a fire pit. However, he returns for the sequels with almost no injuries.
  • Villainous Friendship: The third movie reveals that the two met in Spy School and have been allies since then, though granted "friendship" is probably stretching things a bit.

    Frau Farbissina
Played By: Mindy Sterling
Voiced By: Magda Giner (Latin American Spanish dubs), Zayra Zordan (Brazilian Portuguese, first and third movie), Maria Helena Pader (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie)

Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army.

  • The Ageless: From 1967 to 1997, Frau's appearance doesn't change while Mustafa gets a lot grayer. Lampshaded in The Spy Who Shagged Me. while Number Two looks much younger in 1969, Frau again looks the exact same.
    Dr. Evil: Thank you, Number Two. You look so healthy and youthful. And Frau! You look so... (sees she hasn't aged down at all) riiiight.
  • Almighty Janitor: Downplayed as she is a high-ranking member of Dr. Evil's organization, but still applies as despite her Undying Loyalty to him, she is probably the only one Dr. Evil is actually intimidated by and completely, unconditionally respects. Probably because they have feelings for each other.
  • The Baroness: The Rosa Klebb type. She's a spoof of her, as a matter of fact.
  • Evil Genius: She designed the Fembots while Dr.Evil was in stasis.
  • Expy: One of the Rosa Klebb-type The Baroness figures, namely Klebb and Irma Bunt, who is German and looks after the Fembots, the equivalent of the Angels of Death from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Along with Dr. Evil, she turns good at the end of the third film.
  • Mama Bear: Don't try to harm Scott in front of her. Both Mini-Me and Doctor Evil found that out the hard way. Later, it turns out she really is Scott's mom.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She reveals to Scott in the second film he isn't a test tube baby, but her child with Dr. Evil.
  • No Indoor Voice: Her schtick.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Her trademark. "Send in the Fem-BOTS!!"
  • Villainous Friendship: One of the very few members of Dr Evil's organization he never once considers executing or turning on- a list that includes is right-hand man No. 2, his clone Mini-Me, and his own son Scott, whom she is fiercely protective of. In the second film they even become lovers, and it turns out she is protective of Scott because she is his mother.

    Fat Bastard
Played By: Mike Myers
Voiced By: Eduardo Borja (Spy who Shagged Me, Mexican dub), Rubén Cerda (Goldmember, Mexican dub), Marco Ribeiro (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie), Cássius Romero (Brazilian Portuguese, third movie)

Premiering in the second film, Fat Bastard is not generally a core part of Doctor Evil's organization, but is hired to take out Austin.

  • Big Eater: He has a buffet by his bedside while sleeping with Felicity.
  • The Brute: Takes over Random Task's role in the second film.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He considers himself "dead sexy", but nobody really agrees with him.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm dead sexy."
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After years of being unhappy with his weight, Fat Bastard gets on the Subway diet and loses 180 pounds.
  • Eats Babies: Fat Bastard once ate a baby. And then he tries to eat Mini-Me because he looks like a baby.
  • Establishing Character Moment: "First thing's first!... "WHERE'S YOUR SHITTER? I've got a real turtlehead pokin' out!"
  • Fat and Proud: Subverted. He refers to himself as being "dead sexy", but he's very unhappy with his weight.
  • Fat Bastard: The Trope Namer. Although he stops being fat in the third movie.
  • Fat Suit: Did you think Mike Myers was really that fat, even if he didn't play three other characters that are much trimmer?
  • Fan Disservice:
    • In the second movie, where he sleeps with Felicity. Send the Brain Bleach!
    • In the third, when he becomes a Sumo wrestler.
  • Formerly Fat: Thanks to the Subway diet, although he has excess skin from losing so much weight and his neck looks like a vagina.
  • Freudian Excuse: He alludes to being bullied and mocked for his weight as a child, and in his depression and loneliness turned to eating, creating a vicious cycle. Subverted when his acknowledgement of this problem becomes an Ignored Epiphany, and he remains a Jerkass in the third film. He repeats the sob story there, implying he uses this trope to justify his behavior.
  • Gasshole: Is a fountain of Toilet Humor and a massive jerk.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By the third film he tries to go straight and ultimately loses all his weight thanks to his Subway diet.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Has a very bad temper and thick reddish sideburns that run right down his cheeks.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Felicity kicks him in the crotch when he tries to shoot her and Austin, claiming she did it because he said she was crap in bed. He groans and refers to that area as the "mommy-daddy button".
    • In Goldmember during his entrance as a Sumo wrestler, he groans complains that the "diaper" makes his nuts rub together. During his match he inflicts this on his opponent with a squeeze.
  • I Call Him "Mister Happy": Willy, nuts, mommy-daddy button.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Once ate a baby. And then he tries to eat Mini-Me. In an extended scene in Goldmember, Fat Bastard claimed to have tried going on a diet but couldn't take it anymore and ate the delivery guy.
  • Keep the Reward: After giving Dr. Evil Austin Power's mojo, he is rewarded with a suitcase full of money. But upon seeing Mini-Me, he (unsuccessfully) offers to return Dr. Evil's reward money if it means he can get (and eat) Mini-Me.
  • Non-Indicative Name: By the end of the third film, he is neither fat nor a bastard.
    Austin: Fat Bastard!...But...You're not fat anymore!
  • Psycho for Hire: While not part of Dr. Evil's posse, he is still a brutish, baby-eating goon hired by the not-so-good doctor to deal with Austin.
  • Slasher Smile: While stealing Austin Powers' mojo.
  • Stout Strength: As shown in the third film, he's strong enough to bodily lift a professional sumo wrestler (who weigh as much as 330 pounds on average) and throw him out of the ring with ease.
  • Toilet Humor: Running gags include farting after telling a sob-story and Austin getting a face-full of his...erm..."rosebuds".
  • Villainous BSoD: He goes through a brief one in the second film when Felicity asks him if he's happy.
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's got red hair and a thick accent, and wears a tartan sumo uniform. He's also a minion of Dr. Evil who Eats Babies and fights very dirty in the sumo ring.
  • Wire Fu: He tries using this attack in the third film, to the point of being visibly held up by wires and calling attention to the people in the background holding him up. Unfortunately, one of the wires breaks halfway through and he's just left dangling in the air.
    Fat Bastard: Prepare for the Ultimate Wire-Fighting Maneuver!

Played By: Mike Myers
Voiced By: Enrique Mederos (Mexican dub)

Another relic from the past that Doctor Evil decides to recruit to help his goals. He invented a tractor beam with the power to pull a solid gold meteor to strike the polar ice caps, flooding the earth.

  • Ambiguously Gay: He seems a lot more interested in male characters such as Nigel Powers and Dr. Evil, calling them "toite", than his own cadre of Bodyguard Babes. Dr. Evil thinks it's creepy.
  • Autocannibalism: When he isn't collecting it in a box, Goldmember enjoys eating pieces of his own skin.
  • Big Bad: Of the third film. He initially acts as a Big Bad Ensemble with Dr. Evil, then becomes the sole villain in the climax.
  • Catchphrase: Several, with his most prominent (for which he's also the Phrase Catcher) being "[lost his genitalia in] an unfortunate smelting accident".
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Even compared to the likes of Dr. Evil and Austin, Goldmember is weird. He peels flakes of skin off and either eats them or adds them to his collection, is prone to randomly quoting songs and movies and then muttering the creator as an aside, he likes to offer random combinations of breakfast and tobacco items to any guests he might be entertaining and loves disco dancing at random.
  • Conflict Killer
  • Dirty Old Man: He's a senile old man that makes a lot of dirty jokes.
  • Disco Dan: Justified Trope, as his titular movie literally has him travel from the disco era of the 1970s to the 21st century, giving him little time to truly adjust to the latter era.
  • Disability Superpower: His smelting accident, and likely the loss of feeling in his groin, apparently lets him lift his legs absurdly high. His trademark attack is lifting them high enough to kick over his shoulder, which makes it hard to take the guy hostage from behind.
  • Evil Counterpart: In a sense, Goldmember is one to Austin himself. Both are temporally displaced hedonists (The 1960s for Austin, the 1970s for Goldmember) with penchants for sex-related jokes. However, while Austin is ultimately a heroic figure who largely and gradually integrates into the 1990s and the 2000s, Goldmember is a villain who has little interest in adjusting to the 21st century.
  • Evil Knockoff: His Villain Song is an unashamedly blatant rip-off composite of three KC & The Sunshine Band tracksnote .
  • Eviler than Thou: To Dr. Evil
  • Funny Foreigner: "I'm from Holland! Isn't that vierd?"
  • Gag Penis: His penis is implied to be covered in solid gold due to an "unfortunate smelting accident". In the climax, it turns out he can unscrew it and use it as a big spare key to his tractor beam.
  • Gratuitous German: Gets a few German lines despite being Dutch.
  • Groin Attack: Fell victim to one in an "unfortunate smelting accident" prior to the movies, resulting in his namesake. His trademark is to paint the genitals of the agents he captures gold. He also tries to subject Nigel to the same "unfortunate smelting accident" that he fell victim to.
  • I Call Him "Mister Happy": He usually calls it a "Winkie", but when Dr. Evil is hit with the meteor globe he refers to the area as the Kniggin( Kiniki).
  • Kick the Dog: Has no qualms about taunting Foxxy over killing her partner.
  • Loves Only Gold: Like the character he parodies, he loves gooooold. To the point where he has gold decor, gold clothing, and even a gold... ahem. When he teams up with Doctor Evil to conquer the world, they plan to use the tractor beam which Goldmember had created to drag (surprise, surprise) an asteroid made of gold onto the polar ice field and cause a global flood.
  • Meaningful Name: He lost his genitalia in "an unfortunate smelting accident".
  • Share the Male Pain: despite being a eunuch in reaction to Dr. evil being hit in the crotch with the meteor globe he groans . He grabs his groin and moans hissing "ow!" As well .
  • Shout-Out: You get two guesses.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Whatever it is that Goldmember claims his accent to be, it certainly isn't Dutch.

    Alotta Fagina
Played By: Fabiana Udenio
Voiced by: Ana Lobo (second Mexican Spanish dub)

A henchwoman of Dr. Evil.

  • Clean Dub Name: A rare example that's due to Bowdlerization rather than language translation. Many edited TV broadcasts change her name to "Alotta Cleavagé" note .
  • Euphemistic Names: Her name sounds like "A lot a Vagina", something that throws Austin off when he hears it.
  • Evil Counterpart: A clear one for Vanessa. While Vanessa was meant to push Austin into the 90s and get with the times, Alotta panders to his 60s sensibilities, which leaves him unprepared for the drastic changes he soon discovers. It's also implied that Alotta was softening Austin up to make him more vulnerable to the Fembots' allure, but luckily Vanessa's influence helped out.
  • Femme Fatale: While not shown on-screen, she was able to overpower and restrain Vanessa.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her only real role (besides acting as a plot device to drive a temporary wedge between Austin and Vanessa) was to look hot.
  • Punny Name: Her name is a play on "Pussy Galore" from Goldfinger.
  • Sexy Silhouette: She stands behind a screen to undress, causing Austin's libido to go crazy more than usual.

Played By: Will Ferrell
Voiced By: Carlos del Campo (Mexican Spanish dub), Renato Rosenberg (Brazilian Portuguese, second movie)

A henchman and assassin for Dr. Evil.

    Ivana Humpalot
Played By: Kristen Johnston
Voiced By: Cristina Camargo (Mexican Spanish dub), Mabel Cezar (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

Another hechwoman of Dr. Evil

  • Euphemistic Names: Her name sounds like "I wanna hump a'lot", something Austin catches onto.
    Ivana: Ivana Humpalot.
    Austin: And I vanna toilet made of solid gold, but that's just not in the cards, is it?
  • Expy: Of Xenia Onatopp.
  • Femme Fatale: A Statuesque Stunner sent to seduce and kill Austin Powers.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: She was sent to kill Austin Powers but instead finds him so attractive that she ends up confessing to her agenda and just asks him to make love to her. Apparently she was so attracted to him that she made no move to kill him even after he lost his mojo in the middle of sex.

    Random Task
Played By: Joe Son
One of Dr. Evil's assasssins.
  • The Brute: Dr. Evil’s main muscle for the first film.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Shows up at the very end of the first film to attack Austin and Vanessa.
  • Expy: As his name suggests, he's a pastiche of Oddjob.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He attempts to kill Austin in the epilogue and all he does is throw a shoe at his head.
    Austin: Who throws a shoe?!? Honestly?
  • Knuckle Cracking: Does a neck-crack twice in International Man of Mystery, after throwing his shoe and breaking the head off of a statue and just before throwing his shoe at Austin Powers near the end.
  • Neck Lift: After his shoe-throw fails, he grabs Austin by the neck with both hands and lifts him up against the wall.
  • Punny Name: As part of being a Shout-Out to Oddjob. "Random" equals "Odd", and "Task" equals "Job."
  • Room Disservice: Disguises himself as a hotel staff person at the end of the film.
  • Shoe Slap: While his inspiration throws his hat, he throws his shoe. About all it does is give Austin a lump on the head.
  • Shout-Out: He's a parody of Oddjob.
  • The Voiceless: He has no lines apart from growling.

    Paddy O'Brien
Played By: Paul Dillon
Voiced By: Luis Alfonso Padilla (Mexican Spanish dub)

Another assassin in Dr. Evil's employ.

  • Calling Card: He leaves a charm from his bracelet on every person he kills.
  • The Can Kicked Him: Austin drowns him in the (hopefully empty?) toilet water.
  • Comically Missing the Point: He doesn't get the similarity between his situation with the authorities ("they're always after me Lucky Charms") and the commercial for the famous cereal, or why everyone finds it so damn funny. Even after Frau Farbissina painstakingly explains it.
  • Oire Land: A very exaggerated Irish stereotype.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He actually did try to kill Austin Powers "while he was sitting on the crapper", but ended up getting himself killed.

    Robin Swallows
Played By: Gia Carides
Voiced By: Diana Santos (Mexican Spanish dub)

A henchwoman of Dr. Evil active in the 60s.

  • Advertised Extra: Certain trailers for the second movie placed some focus on her, in spite of the fact that her screentime in the actual movie clocked in at barely five minutes.
  • Bulletproof Human Shield: Austin uses her as one when Mooks attack his pad in 1969.
  • The Chew Toy: Took a knife in the back, was riddled with bullets, hit with a rocket, and used as a cushion for Austin's fall (and in a deleted scene, Austin kept her in the back of Felicity's car, and used her as a shield during another assassination attempt).
  • Euphemistic Names: Her name "Swallows" (maiden name "Spitz") is a Double Entendre referring to fellatio.
  • Expy: Fiona Volpe from Thunderball... mainly by being a beautiful antagonist who dies by being a human shield by the Secret Agent hero.
  • Femme Fatale: Sent to lure in Austin for an assassination attempt.
  • Made of Iron: Shot with various guns (including a bazooka), took a knife to the back, and even survived a 100-foot fall out a window. Leading Austin to exclaim "Why Won't You Die??!"
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Her outfit has a wide gap right down the middle, showing off her assets.
  • Punny Name: Her maiden name was "Spitz."
  • Shout-Out: Her name, at least, seems to be a reference to Holly Goodhead from Moonraker, although that character wasn't a villain.

    The Fembots
Played By: Cheryl Bartel, Cindy Margolis, Donna W. Scott, Barbara Moore, Cynthia Lamontagne

Other Characters

    Fook Mi and Fook Yu
Played By: Diane Mizota and Carrie Ann Inaba

  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: "Fook" is not in any way a Japanese surname, but given the nonsensical nature of this franchise and to make the pun work, it's forgiven. And given that their real names are Cindy and Sally, it's likely that they had the same idea to make the pun work when they came up with the names.
  • Asian Gal with White Guy: Ever so briefly with Austin; "threesome with Japanese twins" is on his bucket list.
  • Euphemistic Names: Their names are a few letters off from "Fuck Mi" and "Fuck You".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In a deleted scene, their real names are "Cindy" and "Sally." What, you thought those were their actual names?
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: One of Austin's goals in life is to have a threesome with Japanese twins, which is why he was so happy to meet them. He would have accomplished it too, if Basil hadn't interrupted.
  • Who's on First?: Pretty much the entire point of their one scene that made it into the movie is a joke on what their (nick)names sound like.

    Mrs. Exposition 
Played By: Kaya Wade

  • Butt-Monkey: Austin punches her in the face and tries to pull her hair off because he thought she was a man in disguise.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Austin thinks she is actually an enemy agent in disguise because according to him, she looks too "mannish" to actually be a woman.

Alternative Title(s): Austin Powers Trilogy