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"To the power of six!"

The six main heroes of the movie.


  • Adaptational Nationality: The team go from being Japanese to American, though the Alternate Universe Americasia setting means they're all mildly culturally Japanese, and Hiro is still half-Japanese ethnically.
  • All There in the Manual: A lot of side information about them (favorite foods, hobbies, and even college admission forms) are seen in other material.
  • Badass Bookworm: Outside of Fred and Baymax, the other members of Big Hero 6 are a bunch of science nerds who use their talents in various fields (Wasabi's laser-induced plasma, GoGo's mag-lev wheels, Honey's chemistry expertise, and Hiro's robotics know-how) to become superheroes.
  • Badass Crew: Evolve into this after taking on Yokai/Callaghan a second time.
  • Badass in Distress: Whenever one or all of them are held captive by villains.
  • Big Damn Heroes: It's right in the team's name. In the series, they patrol the city and rescue people in danger.
  • Brainy Brunette: As students of the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology they are all very intelligent and technically adept in their respective fields of study. It also happens that quite a few of them have black/brown hair like Hiro, GoGo, Wasabi, and Tadashi.
  • Clark Kenting: With the exception of Fred (who uses a full body costume), the team really doesn't go to great lengths to hide their secret identities, though most people still can't tell they're the same. Even lampshaded by Wasabi:
    Wasabi: Nobody recognizes us in our gears!
  • Color-Coded Characters: The titular team while in their hero suits each have their own color scheme.
    • Baymax = Red, with purple highlights
    • Hiro = Purple, with red highlights
    • GoGo = Yellow and black
    • Wasabi = Green and blue, apart from his iconic red headband
    • Fred = Blue with orange highlights, yellow "eyes"
    • Honey Lemon = Pink, with orange highlights and darker purples. Her chemical balls also default to warm colors like orange, red, and purple before being injected and thrown.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Usually on the receiving end of this Trope. Most of the time when it is all 6 heroes against 1 villain at the beginning of the episode they will get beat.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Their titanium suits in the series are mostly black with the highlights of their signature colors.
  • Faux Action Girl: Zig-zagged. Despite Honey and GoGo being fairly competent fighters, they are sometimes easily subdued, mostly Honey Lemon. Though it often turns into cases of Damsel out of Distress.
  • Five-Man Band: The team is composed of five engineering students from San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and Baymax.
    • Hiro is The Leader and his quest to stop Yokai who stole his microbot design brings the group together in the first place.
    • Baymax is part of a Big Guy, Little Guy relationship with Hiro and together they form a synergistic Brains and Brawn duo with regards to their role on the team.
    • GoGo is The Lancer and her tough, assertive, confident character traits are a sharp contrast to Hiro. When Hiro is unavailable, she usually takes charge, like in their fight with Orso Knox in "Prey Date".
    • Wasabi is The Smart Guy. Although his physique actually makes him the largest member of this group of geniuses, he is the one who actively petitions coming up with a plan before the team launches into action.
    • Honey Lemon is The Chick who provides emotional support to the others and is an all around nice girl. She also acts as The Heart of the team.
    • Fred is The Big Guy who while lacking the intelligence of the others, has the most physically expressive powers and gleefully rushes in to fight his opponents head-on.
  • Five-Token Band: Due to the Race Lift: Hiro is biracial (half Japanese and half Caucasian), Wasabi is black, Honey Lemon is Hispanic, Fred is white, and GoGo is Korean.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Hiro, Phlegmatic—Witty but a bit introverted, Brilliant, but Lazy, and very passionate about what he dedicates himself to.
    • GoGo, Choleric—Snarky, a bit of a short temper, practical and quick-thinking.
    • Honey Lemon and Fred, both Sanguine—emotional, extroverted, kind-hearted and compassionate, and in Fred's case, a bit ditzy at times.
    • Wasabi, Melancholic—obsessed with order and detail, easily nervous and quickest to panic, and in general the most awkward.
    • Baymax, Eclectic—always there to help, but in general caring for others' health and general well-being than what is right and wrong, and thus the most neutral.
  • Hot Scientist: Most of the main characters are good looking.
  • Idiot Ball: Despite all (but one) being very skilled scientists, they never seem to think to experiment with their skills, usually relying on Attack! Attack! Attack! or upgrades to their armor. It took a fanfiction about them from Karmi to even consider the idea to work on some techniques. And even then they only experiment to see if the techniques from the fanfiction would work.
  • It's Personal: Using a hologram of Tadashi to fool Hiro is when Big Hero 6 treat Obake as a personal enemy.
  • Lovely Angels: Honey Lemon and GoGo.
  • Nerd Action Hero: All of them started out as nerds and grow into action heroes over the course of the movie.
  • Odd Friendship: Even prior to Hiro joining them and the team being formed, they all get along with each other fine in spite of their wildly differing personality traits. Honey Lemon and GoGo are the most notable case, with the former being an optimist, and the latter being fairly cynical.
    • Especially evident with all of them and Fred. They're all super geniuses, and he's...Not. Despite this, he's a good friend of theirs, even if his more bizarre personality makes interactions awkward at times.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Honey, GoGo and Wasabi are all nicknames courtesy of Fred. Their real names are unknown. note 
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Invoked and implied throughout. In fact, this whole movie could be seen as a nerd empowerment piece.
  • Race Lift: Every member of the originally all-Japanese team: Wasabi is black, Honey is Hispanic, Fred is white, GoGo is Korean, and Hiro is half Japanese and half white.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Our hero team consists of a teen genius, a squishy robot, a high-strung sushi chef, a daredevil courier, a lanky chemistry geek, and a comic book fanboy. In their first fight, they end up accidentally interfering with each other.
  • Science Hero: GoGo, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Hiro are this, each with a distinct specialty that plays into their signature weaponry.
  • Sentai: They're a color-coded Japanese-esque superhero team. Not much else you can call it.
  • Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Of the "Student" and "Freelance" variety. Hiro is the former, which is believable for someone his age, regardless of his vast intellect. The rest of the team are graduate students, but also fall into the latter category. Wasabi works as a sushi chef, Honey Lemon is a part-time barista despite her talent in chemistry, and GoGo is a bike courier. And despite being mistaken for a comic-book fanboy who looks like he lives under a filthy bridge, Fred actually comes from an extremely wealthy family that owns an enormous mansion and a personal vacation island to boot.
  • Super Team: The titular Big Hero 6 group.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: After Hiro grows out of his Revenge Before Reason mindset, this becomes more or less their code.
    Hiro: Our programming prevents us from injuring a human being.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Each member of the team gets an opportunity to think outside the box to deal with a difficult situation and become a better superhero. Even Baymax is shown at the end to be capable of organizing his own attacks without relying on Hiro to call them out for him.
  • True Companions: They were already close before they became a superhero team and only decided to form one to catch the person responsible for Tadashi's death.
  • Two Girls to a Team: GoGo Tomago and Honey Lemon.
  • Unlikely Hero: All of them. Even resident badass GoGo. As Wasabi lampshades;
    Wasabi: We can't go against that guy! We're nerds!
  • Vague Age: The ages of Hiro's allies are never disclosed, although considering they're all college students (except for Fred) and doing work far beyond freshman level, it's probably reasonable to ballpark them as being somewhere around their early 20s.
    • The episode "Steamer's Revenge" happens during Wasabi's birthday and features him getting a cake with 21 candles, logically concluding he was 20 years old in the movie and turned 21 in that episode.
  • Vigilantes: In the series, they are branded as such by Chief Cruz. He has a point in that they are a group of regular citizens moonlighting as science heroes who bring criminals to justice, help people, and fight supervillains when Police Are Useless. They get into a conflict with the local police, but only because of Chief Cruz's Inspector Javert tendencies. Actually, they make a very upstanding version of this trope: they are unambiguously good, they strictly adhere to Thou Shalt Not Kill, and every villain they catch goes to jail.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: What the team's lifestyle becomes after Yokai is defeated and Baymax is rebuilt. It's one of the main themes of the series.
  • Weapon of Choice: Each member fights with a weapon of their scientific field.

    Hiro Hamada 

Hiro Hamada

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"Guys, the city needs us. We were the ones who decided to be superheroes. Now's the time to be super!"
Voiced by: Ryan Potter
Appearances: Big Hero 6 | The Series | Kingdom Hearts IIInote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Disney Infinity | Kingdom Heartsnote 

A teen genius who initially spent his free time participating in illegal robot fights, he organizes a team of heroes to catch the villain Yokai.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: Unlike the comics, this Hiro doesn't need glasses.
  • Adaptation Name Change: A minor case—Hiro's last name was "Takachiho" originally in the comics. Now, it's "Hamada". This is due to the latter being a more realistic name than the former.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: While Hiro Takachiho wasn't bad-looking, Hiro Hamada looks more adorable.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: A teenage delinquent variant. When the movie first opens, Hiro engages in illegal botfighting, and he fully knows how illegal it is. This is something his comic counterpart hasn't done. Other than this, Hiro is a sweetheart.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's only 14, is adorkable, and acts like someone twice his age.
  • Adorkable: Clumsy, awkward, messy-haired, shy and loves to build robots. The slight gap in his teeth only adds to his charm.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He begs El Fuego not to destroy Baymax and even surrenders, and that's after trying to spend the entire episode trying to beat him for disrespecting his brother.
  • Alliterative Name: Hiro Hamada. Notable because this is an Adaptation Name Change.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Happens too many times to count to Hiro in the series. The most notable examples would be when he's kidnapped by Obake, who wants to be his Evil Mentor.
  • Always Second Best: It's implied that he feels he'll never be better than Tadashi. In "Failure Mode", Hiro blatantly says he's not like Tadashi, confirming he feels inferior to his late brother's genius.
  • Anime Hair: A Downplayed Example; while it does have an anime-ish look, it mostly just looks messy, though it still stands out compared to everyone else's hair.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Actually, he and Tadashi get along quite well, but Hiro's habit of illegal botfighting strains their relationship. Deconstructed when it gets them both arrested and makes their aunt have to close her café early.
  • Anti-Hero: Surprisingly, despite his name, Hiro spends the majority of the film as a Knight In Sour Armor anti-hero, and an Unscrupulous Hero at his worst.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Hiro is half Japanese, half white, and is a robotics genius who graduated high school when he was 13.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite the rivalry he has with Karmi, Hiro doesn't seem to actually hate her. Sure, he can play back in her game and be sarcastic to her, but he does try to befriend her at first, think they're Not So Different, feels genuinely bad for her when she gets kicked out of Trengrove's workshop, and can't tell her to stop writing her fanfiction because he can't hurt her feelings. By "City of Monsters", Hiro manages to get a monster Karmi back to her senses before she can eat him by telling her he does care about about her and that she's his friend. The point hit home when he finds out at the end of the episode that Karmi's parents took her away from SFIT. His voice audibly shakes as he says he didn't get a chance to say goodbye.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: While The Leader of the team, Hiro is the youngest, being 14, and his friends care greatly about him and would go to great lengths to keep him safe.
  • Badass Adorable: He's the smallest of the team and doesn't have any fighting abilities or special powers built into his armor, but he still fights alongside the others by commanding Baymax. In the series, Hiro definitely has moments where he showcases some martial arts moves and can hold a fight for some time, and looking extremely adorable while doing so.
  • Bad Liar: While he manages alright at the botfight club, his attempts to lie to Aunt Cass are incredibly awkward. Luckily she's distracted, so she doesn't notice.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Karmi in the series.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In general, Hiro is an adorkable character, but dismissing his brother's sacrifice while he is still grief-stricken causes him to become angry enough to order Baymax to destroy Yokai/Callaghan.
  • Big Brother Worship: Hiro greatly admires Tadashi and even got involved in robotics because his brother was involved.
  • Big Eyes, Little Eyes: His rather large eyes give him a cute appeal, as seen in his first scene.
  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: Borrowed "Unbelievable!" from his brother when something exasperates him (most of the time, Baymax's Literal-Minded nature).
  • A Boy and His X: A Boy and His Robot. Baymax is his best friend and helps fill the void when Hiro's brother dies. One of the villains of the series even calls Hiro "The kid with the robot."
  • Break the Cutie:
    • After Tadashi's death. It gets worse when he learns Professor Callaghan is responsible for his brother's demise and doesn't show remorse.
    • When he has no other choice but let Baymax in the portal, Hiro breaks down in tears, saying goodbye to his best friend and one of the last things left of his late brother. Luckily, Baymax gives him the healthcare chip and Hiro is able to build him again.
    • In "The Present", Hiro has to celebrate his first Christmas after Tadashi's death. When he succeeds into getting back Tadashi's present to him, he end up crying in Aunt Cass' arms over missing his brother.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Hiro is described as having "above-average intelligence which he rarely puts into use". Case in point, he graduated high school at the age of thirteen, then spent much of the next year slacking off and fighting in illegal back-alley robot fights. Various supplemental materials make it clear that Hiro is far and away the smartest person on the team, and while the other members certainly have their specialties, it takes Hiro to miniaturize their equipment for practical use.
  • Broken Ace: He's a genius in terms of robotics and engineering and his specialty appears to be improving (particularly miniaturizing) other people's tech. His microbot demonstration project involves miniaturizing Callaghan's magnetic servos. When Big Hero 6 is formed, he takes each team member's core technology and adapts it down into super suits for them, including Powered Armor for Fred and Baymax. However, his mental and emotional state becomes strained with grief after Tadashi dies and he discovers Yokai's identity.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half Japanese and half white, and notably the first protagonist of a Disney film to be of mixed race.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He calls out Baymax's attacks. Justified because Baymax doesn't know when to attack, so Hiro has to tell him what to do.
  • The Cassandra: No one, especially Karmi, seems to believe him when he states that Liv is behind the monsters. Yet, he is 100% correct.
  • Character Development: Hiro is initially a brazen, cocky, antisocial prodigy who only sees Baymax as a tool of revenge for his brother's death. However, thanks to the support of his friends and loved ones, he is eventually able to let go of his anger, grief, and sadness, allowing him to heal and become a better, more balanced superhero team leader.
  • Character Tic: He pushes his bangs back when he gets excited or nervous.
  • Cheerful Child: As a child, Hiro was one. "The Present" shows him excitedly jump on his bed and play with falling snowflakes from his brother's invention.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: He has a noticeable gap between his front teeth. He's precocious for his age, however the tooth gap helps show that he is still only a kid.
  • Child Prodigy: The prequel manga (as well as a deleted scene from the movie) shows Hiro as a budding genius. He's stated to have graduated high school at 13 and skipped a couple of grades.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: What he ultimately becomes.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Part of Hiro's character is based around him learning that his skills and his tech are to be used helping others and not himself. The series places heavy emphasis on him learning the "responsibility" part, and the key to that is patience and discipline.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hiro, due to being in his rebellious teenager phase, is shown to be quite sassy and sarcastic:
    Baymax: On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?
    Hiro: Physical? [annoyed glare at Tadashi] Or emotional?
  • Decomposite Character: In the source comic, Hiro is more mature and the builder of Baymax. These traits were moved over to Tadashi for the film adaptation.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Towards Karmi. The two regularly butt heads and love to insult and humiliate eachother. But by "City of Monsters", the two develop a friendship and Hiro tells Karmi while she's turned into a monster that he cares about her and she's his friend. It says a lot considering in the last episode, he still loved to insult and humiliate her in his story.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Uses his cute baby face at his advantage during his botfight to look like an innocent newbie in order to trick his opponent.
  • Distressed Dude: In the series, Hiro tries to grow out of this trope, since he feels like he depends too much on Baymax and his friends for protection. For example, he gets kidnapped by Obake through Baymax in "Countdown to Catastrophe", and only escapes thanks to Globby, who commits an Heel–Face Turn. It's actually lampshaded by the gang in "City of Monsters", where ironically in the end Hiro gets kidnapped by Monster Karmi under Di's doing.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Korean and Mandarin Chinese dub, Hiro is renamed "Hero Armada".
  • The Engineer: Not only is he The Leader, he also built the team's armors and gadgets and takes care of the patching after damage and upgrades.
  • Establishing Character Moment: We first see Hiro when he competes in a battle bots arena, where after he drops his noob façade, he is shown to be very cocky and confident when in combat. Instead of bringing a big, strong, robot like the other fighters do, he instead uses a small robot that pulls itself apart to escape being smashed and mechanically dismantles Yama's robot rather than simply destroying it with brute force, showcasing intelligence, creativity, and a willingness to think outside the box. He also shows that he has the guts to hustle in an illegal bot fight, demonstrating both Anti-Hero tendencies and recklessness.
    Hiro: Hey, I'm as surprised as you are. Beginner's luck.
  • Expy: Hiro shares similarities to both Tony Stark (a sarcastic tech genius) and Peter Parker (an adorkable Classical Anti-Hero that lives with his aunt who becomes a hero after the death of his father figure).
  • Fanboy: Of Professor Callaghan. He even gushes when he first meets him, making his reveal as Yokai all the sadder.
  • Foil: Hiro and Yokai/Callaghan. Both are genius inventors who lost a loved one and most of their actions in the film were driven by their grief and need for revenge. However, whereas Hiro learned to see the error in his actions and accept his loss, Callaghan was too mad by their grief to change and refused to let go of their bitterness. Also, Hiro was surrounded by friends and family who supported and helped him get through his depression while Callaghan kept their pain private and didn't tell anyone.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Tadashi's Responsible. While both brothers are highly intelligent, Hiro is at first unwilling to do anything productive with his genius, spending most of his time participating in illegal robot fights.
  • Friendless Background: Hiro never had any friends due to them being jealous of his vast intelligence.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: Gummy bears are one of his two favorite foods.
  • Grade Skipper: Hiro graduated high school at the age of 13.
  • Grin of Audacity: Gives one to Kentucky Kaiju before defeating it solely with his genius.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In "Big Problem", Hiro becomes jealous of Karmi's project being founded, and in Season 2, he reacts the same way to her internship at Sycorax. Professor Granville even invokes this:
    Professor Granville: Green isn't a good color on you, Mr. Hamada.
  • Handshake Substitute:
    • He and Tadashi would fist bump and then make explosion noises.
    • He and Baymax bump fists, Hiro makes explosion noise, and Baymax makes a "batalalala" sound.
  • Happily Adopted: Even before Character Development, he has a good, loving relationship with his Aunt Cass.
  • Heartbroken Badass: The death of Tadashi sends him into severe depression.
  • Height Angst: In the Big Chibi 6 short "Road Trip," he dreams of being the tallest person he knows. Played for Laughs when Bluff Dunder makes fun of his height in "Something Fluffy":
    Hiro: I just haven't hit my growth spurt yet!
  • The Hero: It's not just his name; his personal quest is what drives the formation of Big Hero 6, which he takes charge of (or in a sense, is given charge of, as the rest of the team join in of their own accord, not necessarily his). He is also responsible for the design of each member's respective suit.
  • Hero with a Unique Name: Hiro, the protagonist with the only Alliterative Name, as well as being the "hero" of the story. Also, the rest of the superhero team except Fred are Only Known by Their Nickname.
  • Hidden Depths: He is shown to be a good artist when he draws a copy of the "silent sparrow" symbol after just a glimpse.
  • Hikikomori: In the movie, after Tadashi perishes in the fire, Hiro isolates himself in his room for two weeks, until he stubs his toe and Baymax responds to Hiro's cry of pain.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: In "Kentucky Kaiju", Hiro gets insecure of the fact that he's the only one in the team who doesn't have a Weapon of Choice and hates that he relies on Baymax and the others for protection. This leads him to create a super strength device... that quickly backfire. By the end of the episode, Hiro realizes his true weapon hides within his genius.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He tends to act cocky and arrogant, but much of that is a mask to hide his shyness and insecurities.
    Hiro: [to Tadashi] What, go to college like you? So people can tell me stuff I already know?
  • Innocently Insensitive: Hiro claims that what his parents would have thought of bot battling doesn't matter because they died when he was only 3. The insensitive part is that he says this in front of his older brother, who would have been at least 7 when they died and therefore has a tangible memory of the people Hiro just completely disregarded.
  • Insufferable Genius: Subverted. At first in the movie, Hiro acts like he knows everything, but never to the point of being annoying or to rub it in someone's face. It's mostly due out of insecurity.
  • Jerkass Ball: Picks it up after learning Callaghan is the villain and having the team actively prevent "combat-mode" Baymax from trying to destroy him, a grief-stricken Hiro says he shouldn't have asked for their help in the first place, and plans to work alone. He then climbs aboard Baymax and rockets away. Fortunately he is able to overcome his grief-driven jerkass behavior, but in the meantime he left the team behind and stranded on the island.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Underneath all his arrogance and cockiness, Hiro is actually a pretty sweet kid. He transforms into a full-on Nice Guy by the end.
  • Kid Hero: Or is it Kid Hiro? Hiro is the main protagonist and is 14 years old.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: An asset that Hiro brings to the team is that Baymax follows his instructions and Hiro has outfitted him with Powered Armor. Subverted in that Baymax obeys Hiro because he considers Hiro his patient and is trying to help him work through his grief over the loss of Tadashi. However, when Hiro orders Baymax to open his access port, he refuses because he knows Hiro will then use him to terminate Callaghan.
  • The Leader: Of Big Hero 6. He usually comes up with ideas to defeat villains and calls the shots.
  • Little Mister Con Artist: In the Bot Battle arena, Hiro pretends to be a novice to catch his opponents off guard.
  • The Load: Worries that he might be this during "Kentucky Kaiju" due to a lack of powers himself. Ultimately though, he comes to realize his status as The Leader of the team is what makes him such a great member of it.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: Instead of just using his magnetic gauntlets to attach to Bayman, the TV series has him use them offensively in a few circumstances, most notably during "Food Fight".
    • In Season 2, Hiro builts himself weapons of choice that consists of mini magnets and electromagnetic coil that Hiro uses to project himself to a certain point or pull something towards him.
  • Meaningful Name: A common meaning for Hiro's name is "abundance," and he is shown to have a very abundant mind. In addition, there's the obvious looking and sounding like the English word for "hero".
  • Messy Hair: The essential guide reveals that he thinks uncombed hair looks cool. In the series' episode "Big Problem", when Granville combs Hiro's hair in preparation for Liv Amara's visit, it goes back to its usual messy style after a few seconds.
  • Microbot Swarm: He created the microbots, as shown in that page image. They're capable of coming together in order to take many different forms, allowing them to perform complex tasks that would normally require many human hands with a thought projected through a transceiver.
  • Mixed Ancestry: He's half Japanese and half white.
  • Momma's Boy: While Aunt Cass isn't his mother, Hiro considers her like his mother since she's the one that raised him, and he deeply loves her and hates to upset her.
  • Mood-Swinger: According to Baymax's scanner, he's going through pubescent mood swings.
  • Morality Pet: To Momakase in "Hiro The Villain".
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: A parental figure variant. Hiro doesn't take any kindly to men trying to get with his aunt (though to be fair, the men in question are Krei and Chief Cruz, who are a threat to Hiro's superhero life in some way and can be quite jerks).
  • The Napoleon: While normally averted, Hiro is 5'0" tall and has his occasional grumpy moments, the top of all being in "Something Fluffy", where Hiro even angrily states to Bluff Dunder (who poked fun at his short height) that he hasn't hit his growth spurt yet.
  • Nephewism: He and Tadashi were raised by their Aunt Cass after their parents died.
  • Nice Guy: What Hiro fully becomes after some much needed Character Development.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: At the bot fight club, he presents himself as a naive, timid kid with a seemingly harmless robot in order to trick his opponent into betting a lot of money.
  • Older Than They Look: Hiro has quite a baby face, which makes people comment on how he looks like a young child, to Hiro's annoyance. The fact he's 5 foot tall doesn't help him.
  • Only Sane Man: Plays this role in "Something Fluffy", where everyone, including Granville and GoGo, who's normally the Only Sane Woman, falls for the Mayoi's cuteness and he's the only one who'd rather focus on where they came from.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Deconstructed. He had no qualms against having Callaghan murdered by Baymax after learning he was responsible for Tadashi's death. However, his friends stop his rampage and call him out for breaking their code, and Baymax later reasons with him if Callaghan's death would truly be worth it. The latter succeeds in bringing Hiro back to his senses.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Briefly transforms himself into one during "Kentucky Kaiju" after being insulted as weak by Globby. However, he ultimately makes himself too strong, to a point where he becomes an active hindrance to those around him.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His civilian clothing consists of a red shirt with a blue sweatshirt. Averted with his actual superhero suit which is violet.
  • Protectorate: Multiple:
    • To Baymax. Baymax goes to great lengths to protect Hiro on multiple occasions, both in the movie and TV series. Due to his programming, he disregards his own safety in order to keep Hiro safe.
    • To the gang, too. They all see him as a surrogate little brother and try to guide him in the right direction since Tadashi's passing. In the episode "Prey Date" of the TV series, they put a No Holds Barred Beat Down on Knox when they thought he may have killed/disposed of Hiro.
      GoGo: [completely furious] WHAT DID YOU DO WITH HIRO?! [proceeds to throw all of her disks at him]
    • And also to Karmi in "City of Monsters", where she snaps out of Di's control when mutated and attacks Chris to keep Hiro safe.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His super suit is primarily purple. Although the suit itself doesn't give him any special combat abilities, its color denotes his role as the team leader and supervisor of Baymax's attacks.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": He often says this when he makes a mistake or something really bad is about to happen.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The brazen, impulsive Red Oni to Tadashi's mature, responsible Blue Oni.
  • Rejected Apology: In the series, following his meeting with Professor Callaghan in prison, Hiro is told by his former idol of how he regrets his actions that led to Tadashi's death. Hiro's response is as realistic as a teenager who still grieves for his lost brother can get.
    Hiro: Tadashi would want me to forgive you... Someday I hope I can.
  • Relative Button: Anyone disrespecting Tadashi's memory sends him into Tranquil Fury right off. Deconstructed: in his anger, Hiro becomes violent, ruthless, and irrational, while it's clear that Tadashi wouldn't have wanted his brother to protect his legacy like this.
    • In the movie, Callaghan very nearly gets himself killed by dismissing Tadashi's sacrifice. The facts that Tadashi died fairly recently and Callaghan is indirectly responsible for it worsens the situation.
    • In the series, El Fuego calls Baymax "nothing but junk." It's obvious that El Fuego was goading them into a fight and he likely doesn't know a thing about Tadashi. Yet, Hiro takes it as an insult to his brother's work and gets himself in real danger just to prove Baymax's worth to a random jerk.
  • Revenge Before Reason: His primary flaw turns out to be this, as shown when, upon finding out that Callaghan is Yokai, he tries to kill him by reprogramming Baymax to follow his order to destroy.
  • Salt and Pepper: Him and Wasabi form this dynamic in "Killer App". The two are complete opposites in terms of personality and how they get their work done, which makes working on the same project a hassle. However, after working through their issues, they come to respect one another's skills and become a good team.
  • Science Hero: A prodigy in assorted scientific fields in general, the film in particular focuses mostly on his incredible talents in robotics.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift:
    • In "Small Hiro One", he deepens his voice while suited up twice: once to Yama at the beginning of the episode and once to Karmi at the end.
    • In "Fan Friction", he adopts the deep voice again when captured with Karmi and the rest of the team.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Stated to the team before going to rescue Karmi in "Fan Friction".
  • Shipping Torpedo: He tries to find Aunt Cass a boyfriend in "Aunt Cass Goes Out" so that she'd be too distracted to find out he and his friends are Big Hero 6. However, she quickly develops an interest in Alistair Krei, who asks her out on a date. Hiro quickly tries to sabotage their date so that "Uncle Krei" isn't a reality.
  • Ship Tease: With Karmi, Trina, and Megan. Though the one he has with Trina is dropped after it's revealed that she's a robot.
  • Shonen Hair: Not as extreme as most examples, but it's there.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Hiro is the shortest member of Big Hero 6 and the most intelligent.
  • Shrinking Violet: He became this as a child when people mocked him for his supreme intelligence, and it remains as a teenager towards people he's not familiar with. It shows during the beginning of his microbot presentation and after Tadashi's death.
  • Smart People Build Robots: He's incredibly good at building battle-bots. In the series, he built Mini-Max, Fred's robotic companion and sidekick who keeps him out of trouble.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Justified, given how he was made fun of because of his intelligence and never really talked to anyone other than his brother and aunt.
  • Spiky Hair: Though, they are not necessarily protruding.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: In the same vein as Hiro Nakamura from Heroes, his first name (which is Japanese) is pronounced the same way as the English word "hero". Hiro Takachiho, the comic book character he's based on, is the same way. Or to go even further back, Hiro Protagonist from Snow Crash.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy who spends his free time competing in illegal bot-fights in dark alleys to Tadashi's Straight Man who goes to college and encourages Hiro to do the same.
  • Stubborn Hair: No matter who tries to comb his hair into place (whether be Professor Granville or Aunt Cass), his hair always poofs back into their messy state.
  • Sucks at Dancing: "Something's Fishy" reveals that Hiro is far from being a good dancer. Justified since it was his first time at a dance. Megan even lampshades it:
    Megan: You're not a genius at dancing.
  • Tagalong Kid: Inverted. Hiro is both the youngest member of the team and The Leader, with Baymax and the four young adults tagging along with him.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: The victim of this in the manga prequel, in which he was continually beaten and bullied after his prodigal talent was discovered, gradually leading to his lack of enthusiasm for schoolwork.
  • Teens Are Short: He's stated to be 5'0". Lampshaded a few times in The Series; in particular, when he tries to question Liv at the symposium in "Something Fluffy", he has to move the microphone down. The moderator Bluff Dunder repeatedly jokes about his height, which proves to be a sensitive topic for Hiro:
  • Teen Genius: Hiro's character bio on the Disney Movies site says, "Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada has the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo."
  • Tiny Schoolboy: He's 5'0 in height, making him the smallest member of the team, while simultaneously being the youngest SFIT student after Karmi.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Hiro finally uses his smarts for something greater.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Hiro starts off using his incredible intellect to hustle in illegal bot-fights. By the end, he sees the true value of using his inventions for helping others and doing actual good, rather for his own selfish gain.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Working through his grief over Tadashi's death leads to him having a better appreciation towards inventing and apologizing to Baymax and his friends for his rash actions.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Gummy candy & hot wings.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He doesn't wear it, but Tadashi's hat survived the fire that killed him. Hiro keeps it in their shared room on Tadashi's bed.
  • Tranquil Fury: His order to Baymax to destroy Callaghan is eerily calm, just to show how far he's going in his revenge for Tadashi's death.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He orders Baymax to destroy Callaghan after finding out that he's Yokai and that he is indirectly responsible for Tadashi's death. He doesn't even hesitate, even when he has to rip out Baymax's healthcare chip.
  • Tsundere: A Type II male example. Hiro is normally a sweet kid, but is annoyed by Karmi (also a tsundere), loves to mess with her as part of their rivalry, and says she's best at what she's at "because she's the worst". But Hiro actually doesn't hate Karmi, showing her genuine kindness at times, and the two of them are slowly but surely warming up to each other as of Season 2.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: He has a variety of t-shirts, most of which have robots on them. Though only in the movie.
  • The Unsmile: He makes a pretty nervous smile when trying to hide Baymax from his aunt Cass.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Unlike the rest of the team, Hiro's armor lacks any real ability, as his true power lies within his genius. As mentioned above, however, his suit enables him to hold onto Baymax with magnetic pads whenever the robot takes flight, with him aboard, as well as providing protection as armor. His helmet is also equipped with a communication device, enabling him contact with the rest of the team members regardless of distance.
  • Weapons of Choice: Anything related to electromagnetism. He has three main weapons as of Season 2 of the series: his magnets in his gloves, his mini-magnets and electromagnetic coil.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Hiro gets one from GoGo and Wasabi after he tries to kill Yokai. Later he gets one from Baymax in the form of Armor Piercing Questions.
    Baymax: Do you want me to terminate Professor Callaghan? ... Will terminating Professor Callaghan improve your emotional state?
  • Worthy Opponent: Obake greatly respects Hiro's genius and doesn't overlook on him for being a child.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: A heroic example. Pretends to be helpless and begs Kentucky Kaiju to spare him as he is cornered, but it's a ruse to lead it into a mass of electric wires to defeat it.
  • Young and in Charge: He's the youngest of the main protagonists and the leader.

    Baymax 

Baymax

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"Flying makes me a better healthcare companion."
Voiced by: Scott Adsit
Appearances: Big Hero 6 | The Series | Kingdom Hearts IIInote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Disney Infinity | Kingdom Heartsnote 

A gentle, naïve robot created by Tadashi to be a healthcare companion. Hiro enlists him to help catch Yokai.


  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: When riding Wasabi's van in the car chase scene, he swivels his head 180 degrees to look at Yokai behind them. Justified because he is a robot.
  • Acrofatic: After his combat upgrade, he is incredibly swift given his size. Justified in that he's mostly balloon and his few solid components are mostly made of carbon-fibre.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Unlike his comic version, which has the appearance of a scary huge muscled android or a "battle-dragon" design, the movie version of Baymax is much more cute and huggable.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Baymax in the comics is a more serious character, having been built by Hiro to act as his bodyguard.
  • Adorkable: Baymax behaves rather goofily sometimes, such as in the famous soccer ball Missing Trailer Scene. He also has a tendency to state the obvious.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: He acts this way when his battery runs low, although there's no actual alcohol involved. He becomes immediately unable to so much as confirm Hiro's story, flubs his introductory "I am Baymax" line, walks with a massive lack of coordination, claims to scan Hiro without prompting and then declares the scan complete without the requisite pause of when he normally scans someone, and addresses a cat as a 'hairy baby'.
    Baymax: I am healthcare, your personal Baymax companion.
  • All-Loving Hero: Well, he's this by design, but he still counts. While he's focused on Hiro, he also loves Hiro's cat Mochi, would never use his strength to hurt anyone, and is generally a big huggy teddy bear towards everyone. All he wants to know is if you're satisfied with your medical care. Doesn't apply when his medical programming is removed, but after he gets it back, he refuses to allow himself to be turned into a killing machine again.
  • Always with You: Baymax tells this to Hiro as he stays behind while Hiro escapes with Callaghan's daughter. And being who he is, he means that quite literally; as long as Hiro has Baymax's chip, Baymax can always be brought back.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In the very first teaser trailer he's shown being easily distracted by a soccer ball, and in the film he gets distracted by a passing butterfly.
  • Auto-Doc: Baymax is a big, soft, friendly, and huggable robot medic. He can perform a full medical scan in seconds, has an extensive database of medical procedures (and later adds grief counseling) defibrillators in his hands, and antibiotic sprays in his fingers.
  • Badass Adorable: He can lift 1000 lbs, and when he gains fighting skills, watch out!
  • Badass Pacifist: He can't hurt humans due to his programming, but that doesn't mean he can't help save the day.
  • Benevolent A.I.: So benevolent that he doesn't have any fighting instincts whatsoever, since he was created to help the sick and injured in hospitals. He stays benevolent even when Hiro adds karate techniques to his AI, but when he removes the healthcare chip, things get scary.
  • Beta Outfit: His first green/black colored suit is less appealing than his final red version.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Part of his design to look cute.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: He initially interprets figurative language literally (like "looking sick" or "giving someone a heart attack"), although he does get a better grasp of it as the movie progresses.
  • Body Backup Drive: As a robot, he has his learning experiences captured on his healthcare chip. So long as that survives, his body can be rebuilt and his experienced personality will remain intact.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • In the movie after Hiro takes out his healthcare chip, leaving him only with his fight chip and tries to destroy Callaghan on Hiro's orders. Luckily, Honey Lemon snaps him out of him.
    • Goes back in that state in "Countdown To Catastrophe", after Noodle Burger Boy inserts a chip made by Obake to put Baymax under his control. This prompts him to kidnap Hiro and lead him to Obake's lair in the climax.
  • Breakout Character: Baymax is the mascot of Big Hero 6, so much so that not only is the movie named after him in Japan, but he is even displayed front and center in said poster!
  • Broken Record: As Hiro is being clobbered by several objects sliding off his broken shelf, Baymax dutifully delivers his "How would you rate your pain?" query, but restarts each time Hiro is hit:
    Baymax: On a scale of one— [hit] On a sca— [hit] On a sca— [hit] On a scale of one to ten— [hit] On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?
  • Captain Obvious: As a robot programmed to be a health care companion suddenly finding himself in a superhero situation, Baymax is the master of making literal observations.
    Baymax: [after Hiro falls] You have fallen.
    and
    Baymax: [attempting to outrun microbots with his stubby legs] I am not fast.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Hello, I am Baymax! Your personal healthcare companion."
    • [after doing a fistbump] "Bata-lata-lata-la."
    • "On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?"
    • "Are you satisfied with your care?"
    • "Oh no."
  • Character Development: At first Baymax has concerns about being given armor and combat abilities as he does not understand how they would serve his purpose of being a healthcare companion. Over the film, he comes to embrace his new upgrades and how they can help others, calling out his own attacks in the climatic battle and declaring, "Flying makes me a better healthcare companion."
  • Character Tic: Raising his index finger up occasionally when talking. Also blinking and tilting his head.
  • Combat Medic: After Hiro programs him to be able to fight. He remains a medical bot at his core, but he's more than capable of taking on Yokai with his massive carbon-fibre muscles, Powered Armor, and Rocket Punch.
  • The Comically Serious: Being a robot, he has No Social Skills. And given what he goes through, this makes him hilariously endearing.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Tadashi programmed him to scan patients and built in the capacity to do thousands of medical procedures, from spraying antiseptic on a wound to treating a heart attack with defibrillator pads in his hands.
  • Cuddle Bug: After downloading information on how to deal with emotional hurt like grief and depression, Baymax is prone to hugging if he feels it can help.
  • Cute Machines: An intentional design choice by Tadashi since as a "healthcare companion" he wanted Baymax to look as non-threatening as possible. Baymax even expresses concern that his armor may undermine his "non-threatening, huggable" design.
  • Declarative Finger: He uses this gesture pretty often when he talks.
  • Deuteragonist: Baymax forms a Big Guy, Little Guy and Brains and Brawn relationship with Hiro that becomes stronger as the film progresses. As a result he shares equal emotional and character development throughout the film. So much so that the film even gives him star billing during the credits, and is named "Baymax" in Japan.
  • Disney Death: An interesting variant. Is believed to be abandoned in the portal forever, but he was able to put his healthcare chip in the rocket fist, thus allowing Hiro to build him another body.
  • Distressed Dude: Without his armor, Baymax is much more vulnerable to attacks. Even then, villains such as Momakase and Noodle Burger Boy have managed to damage Baymax to an extent he's out of combat and the heroes need to work without their robotic member.
  • Ditzy Genius: Baymax was designed to be a health care companion, so he has a vast knowledge of medical procedures. However, as Hiro keeps putting him in situations outside of his original programming, he comes across as kinda ditzy as he tries to adapt to these new circumstances while still responding as a supportive health care provider.
  • Drunk on Milk: When his battery gets low, Baymax's behavior emulates being drunk.
  • Dull Surprise: Baymax's general response to any kind of incoming danger is a rather mild "Oh, no."
  • Electronic Speech Impediment: Baymax' voice changes when on low battery.
  • The Empath: He has the ability to sense other people's feelings based on his unique programming.
  • Enemy Scan: Comes with a scanner that lets him instantly get health information about anyone, as part of his function as a healthcare robot. This includes Yokai, which makes Hiro upgrading its range so that he could scan the entire city to find Yokai's location.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first inflation in the film—from stepping out of his charging case, walking very slowly across the room, very gently moving a stool out of his path and matter-of-factly scanning Hiro and administering bacitracin-based antiseptic. Not only does it cement him as a slow and careful caregiver, but a completely literal-minded machine.
    Baymax: I cannot be offended. I am a robot.
  • Everything Sensor: Has "hyperspectral cameras" that allow him to scan potential patients for injuries and allergies.
  • Flight: Gains this with Hiro's modifications.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Being designed as a Healthcare Companion, his primary overriding concern is the physical well-being of everyone and everything around him.
  • Gentle Giant: He's huge and strong, and he wants to hug you, fix you up, and give you a lollipop. This is very much deliberate in his design, as he was intended to be a health-care robot who may have to work with frightened children and was therefore made as non-threatening as possible.
  • Ghost in the Machine: The animated series has shorts of dubious canon of Hiro debugging Baymax after he glitches out. His program is depicted, in CGI animation, as a virtual San Fransokyo where facets of his programming such as his healthcare persona, hero persona and even his low-battery behavior, interact with each other. In one the junk data protocol program Hiro had written spontaneously rewrote itself after Baymax convinced it of the importance of his memories and friendship with Hiro.
  • Hammer Space: We have yet to know where he gets those lollipops from.
  • Handshake Substitute: He and Hiro would bump fist, the former makes explosion noise, and Baymax make a "batalala" sound. He also shares it with Mini-Max, to Hiro's surprise.
  • Heart Drive: The green healthcare chip programmed by Tadashi. It's even located where his heart would be. As Tadashi puts it, "that card is Baymax."
  • Heroic Build: While wearing his upgraded armor, but otherwise he's a huggable, pear-shaped "healthcare companion".
  • Implacable Man: Take out his healthcare chip and send him towards a target and this is what you get. The only thing that can stop his rampage is to re-insert the healthcare chip. On the other hand, with his healthcare chip, he is still this... just in terms of trying to help people.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Baymax is puzzled to hear that Tadashi had died as he knew Tadashi to be in excellent health and should have lived a long life. This tears Hiro up as he responds "Yeah, he should have". After Baymax is told there was a fire and Tadashi is gone, he keeps insisting "Tadashi is here" which further wears down Hiro since he's heard it already before. It turns out that Baymax means it literally, as he's saved video footage of Tadashi and can play it back on the screen on his chest at any time.
  • Instant Expert: Justified and played with. As a robot, he can instantly learn how to perform an attack, but he doesn't know when to use it, requiring Hiro to help him out.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Baymax's appearance and likable personality make a lot of kids seeing the film want to hug him literally and his many plush toys are quite popular.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: While in his low energy stupor, he cuddles Mochi, the pet cat of the Hamada household, and calls him a "hairy baby".
  • Light Is Good: He is a white medical robot. It was designed to look as non-threatening as possible.
  • Lightning Bruiser: After being upgraded with full armor and rocket boosters.
  • Literal-Minded: In the beginning, as a robot with limited human interaction, Baymax takes words at their face value. Over time and exposure to Hiro, he learns what expressions are and adapts his programming to become more flexible in his interpretations.
    Hiro: (after Baymax startles him): You gave me a heart attack!
    Baymax: My hands are equipped with defibrillators. Clear.
  • Living Lie Detector: As The Series shows, it's a secondary power that comes with his health scanners: he detects that a person's heart rate increases and pupils dilate and concludes that the person is lying. Hiro upgrades his scanners to prove that Liv Amara is behind all the monsters, with no success.
  • Machine Monotone: While he does have vocal intonations, the emotion they convey is matter-of-factly and somewhat clean and emotionless. Which only enhances him as The Comically Serious—Baymax can't emote, and thus what he says is hilarious because there's never a hidden meaning.
  • Mad Libs Dialogue: The way Baymax sometimes has... pauses... in his speech mimics this effect. One example is when he talks about "friends and loved ones".
  • Martial Pacifist: After his upgrade, Baymax is well-equipped to fight for and protect Hiro by any means, but he refuses to ever use lethal force due to Tadashi's programming.
  • The Medic: He was made to be this to everyone. He is programmed with 10,000 different medical procedures and equipment, such as defibrillators equipped in his hands and an antibacterial spray that is dispensed from his fingers. His body is also equipped with a heating system that warms anyone lying on him.
  • Mighty Glacier: He can shrug off tons of bricks falling on him, he has super-human strength even without his strength-boosting power armor on, and at top speed he runs slower than a baby can crawl. Hiro appears to have remedied this after installing the combat chip, as he is able to achieve jogging speed while they are looking for Yokai; it's then averted completely upon the inclusion of thrusters in his second armour set.
  • Murderous Malfunctioning Machine: Briefly, when Hiro removes his Tadashi-programmed medical card and leaves him with only the Hiro-programmed combat card. It's not a malfunction on Baymax's part; it's an intentional choice on Hiro's. Baymax talks him out of repeating it and even physically blocks his access to the card slots. The series instead gives him a superhero card, so he can't do this anymore, even with his healthcare chip removed.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Interesting since his mind is merely an AI. When Hiro removes his healthcare chip so he will be uninhibited from killing Callaghan, he goes on an unstoppable rampage until Honey puts it back in. Upon coming back to his senses and realizing what he did to both his teammates and what he attempted to do to Callaghan, he says it violated his programming, and when Hiro attempts to remove it again later, he refuses to let him by locking his access panel.
  • Negate Your Own Sacrifice: Just before launching Hiro back through the portal, Baymax hid his personality chip in his fist so that he can be rebuilt later on. As the series shows, it was a long, excruciating process.
  • Nice Guy: Justified. His programming makes him a "Healthcare Companion" who would help people through physical and emotional problems.
  • No Mouth: His face is just a pair of eyes with an unmoving line connecting them, making his head resemble a suzu bell in Shinto temples.
  • Non Sequitur: He lets out some hilarious random lines when in Muirahara Woods due to Bessie's electronic disruption field messing up with his system.
    "I'm a choo-choo train!"
  • The Noseless: No nose, just eyes with a static line between them.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Baymax is Hiro's main support throughout the movie and fills a role akin to Tadashi's.
  • Oh, Crap!: A very emotionless "Oh no..."
  • Overly Long Gag: This is practically his defining characteristic for the entire first half of the movie. The fact that he's not very fast is illustrated in hilarious detail, by having him take forever to cross a room (twice!), take forever to deflate, take forever to mend his punctures...
  • Papa Wolf: Downplayed. He doesn't get angry (since you know, he can't feel emotions), but as part of his programming, he sees Hiro as his primary patient. He won't hestitate a second to protect Hiro from any source of harm and puts Hiro's well-being and safety over his own. One of the best examples come from the climax of the movie: he's shown having trouble escaping being submerged by the microbots... until he looks up and sees Hiro in danger of being sucked into the teleporter. Then it's just one second to utter Hiro's name, before effortlessly breaking free and flying to save him.
  • Powered Armor: While Baymax is strong enough to lift 1000 pounds, his soft exterior means he needs to wear armor in order to inflict damage.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Hiro removes Baymax's caregiver memory card and leaves him with only the combat information, his eyes glow red.
  • Red Is Heroic: The armor Hiro makes for him is red.
  • Robot Buddy: Baymax was specifically built by Tadashi to be a "Healthcare Companion" that would help hospital patients. Hiro finds him difficult to work with at first, but this is because Baymax's Benevolent A.I. programming is functioning as designed. Hiro tries to make Baymax a more action-oriented version of this trope, with mixed results.
  • Robo Cam: Baymax' POV features life sign scan symbols.
  • Rocket Punch: "Rocket Fist" becomes Baymax's signature attack move after Hiro installs this feature in his armor.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: He doesn't realize when Hiro is being sarcastic, so he takes what he says literally.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Thanks to an upgrade from Hiro, his scanner can be used to track anyone in the city by matching their scan data against his medical records.
  • Secondary Character Title: In Japan, the movie's name was changed from "Big Hero 6" to "Baymax".
  • Shoulders of Doom: In his red armored form, Baymax has a fairly prominent set of shoulder pads. They help give his armored form an impression of having a Heroic Build, rather than his usual Michelin Man form.
  • Silly Walk: According to the directors, the way Baymax moves is inspired by a baby with a full diaper and baby penguins.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: When deactivated, Baymax goes back to his charging pad and deflates until he fits into a small box about the size of a small filing cabinet.
  • Stout Strength: He's very rotund for a robot, but he can still lift up to a thousand pounds.
  • Super Doc: Zigzagged. He is not initially programmed to give emotional care, but he is capable of recognizing that this is what Hiro needs, so he downloads the necessary data on personal loss to better help his patient. However, being a Literal-Minded robot, he still has to learn how to apply that data over the course of the movie.
  • Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: Zigzagged. Initially Baymax's design follows his function to be a huggable and non-threatening health care companion. Even his capacity to lift a thousand pounds is just good engineering practice to make things stronger than an expected maximum to cope with unexpected situations. Hiro shifts him into this trope by adding Powered Armor (complete with wings, thrusters and a rocket fist) and a combat training chip with mixed results.
  • Super Prototype: Baymax is an incredibly functional prototype, considering Tadashi was still working on him at the time of his death.
  • Super Mode: In the series episode "Fan-Friction", Karmi writes about him having one, inspiring Hiro to add it for real. The catch is that it drains his battery a lot faster (but luckily gets worked on in "City of Monsters").
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Since he was designed to be a healthcare robot, his programming prevents him from injuring people, much less killing them. Hiro temporarily gets around this by removing his original Personality Chip to turn him into a Killer Robot that will mindlessly follow Hiro's commands, but once Baymax realizes what Hiro did, he locks his access port to prevent Hiro from doing that again.
  • Three Laws-Compliant: Played with. The programming in Baymax's nurse chip does not allow him to harm any humans. This is thrown out the window when Hiro removes it and orders him to kill Callaghan: but once he realizes that that can happen, he refuses to let it happen again.
  • Three-Point Landing: His preferred method of landing.
  • Toilet Humor: The first time he deflates, it looks and sounds like he's breaking wind. Except that it lasts much longer.
  • Token Robot: A healthcare robot built by Hiro's late older brother Tadashi and is modified by Hiro to help fight crime, making him the only robot in the titular team. Averted by the series where Mini-Max also joins the team by moments.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Baymax becomes this because he was invented by the deceased Tadashi.
  • TV Head Robot: Downplayed, as he can project many different images on his body, while also being somewhat helpful since his face is mostly blank but emotes pretty well.
  • The Worf Effect: Baymax tends to get hit first whenever they face Yokai or any villain in the series.

    GoGo Tomago 

Ethel "GoGo" Tomago

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"Stop whining. Woman up!"
Voiced by: Jamie Chung
Appearances: Big Hero 6 | The Series | Kingdom Hearts IIInote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Disney Infinity | Kingdom Heartsnote 

A tomboyish mechanical engineer, her mag-lev skates allow her move with great speed and flexibility and she has discs that can also be used as a shield or a thrown weapon.


  • Absurd Cutting Power: Using all four discs at once while moving at top speed allows her to generate enough friction to cut through obstacles like a hot knife through butter.
  • Absurd Phobia: Despite swearing she's not afraid of anything, she reveals being scared of leprechauns in "Obake Yashiki".
    • Of course it isn't so much based on the original story of Fair Folk. Where they can be malevolent.
  • Action Girl: She jumped at the call and grows to become particularly skilled with her discs in combat. In the first fight against Yokai, she's the only one who gives him a challenge.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Her comic counterpart was a criminal who was forced into the team to avoid imprisonment. Here, she was a noble Action Girl even before becoming a superhero.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her costume in the comics consisted of a black bodysuit, a metallic corset which had no purpose other than propping up her breasts, and a thong made of the same material. In the film, her suit resembles something out of TRON with a gold Breast Plate.
  • Adaptational Nationality: In the comics, she was Japanese. Here, she's Korean.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Her comic book counterpart was more of a Jerkass who constantly poked fun at Hiro and disrespected authority (without mentioning was a criminal). Here, she's a reasonable Jerk with a Heart of Gold who would do anything for her friends, has grounded morals and is a protective big sister figure to Hiro.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, her real name was Leiko Tanaka and "GoGo Tomago" was the name of her supersuit. Here, GoGo is her nickname and Word of Saint Paul says her real name is something plain, like Ethel, Marge, or Patty, then later stated that it was Ethel.
  • Asexuality: She has so far shown no attraction towards anyone and shows no interest in Chris where both Wasabi and Honey Lemon wooed over.
  • Asian and Nerdy: GoGo is Korean and a mechanical engineer studying at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
  • Asian Rudeness: Downplayed; she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Badass Adorable: She's got a cute face, and she's more than able to fend for herself. She is the most capable at handling seriously dangerous situations right off the bat, with and without the supersuit, in contrast to the rest of the team. The essential guide even describes her as a natural-born superhero.
  • Badass Driver: Shown during the Chase Scene when she takes over the driving from Wasabi. Among other things, she jumps the van over a large gap, then drifts at high speed upon landing to evade Yokai.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Hiro. While a bit aloof to him during their first meeting, she grows to care about him like her own little brother, tries to push him in the right direction and is extremely protective of him. It's best shown in "Prey Date", when she thought Hiro was killed by Knox:
    GoGo: WHAT DID YOU DO WITH HIRO?! [throws all her disks at him]
  • Biker Babe: Her outfit is a cross between that of a sports cyclist and a tough biker, and her work at college is trying to build a faster bicycle.
    • The episode "The Fate of the Roommates" gives her a hyper-cycle that she uses to chase Mr. Sparkles.
  • Bond One-Liner: A non-lethal one, after defeating Supersonic Sue during the Christmas Episode:
  • Brutal Honesty: Baymax states GoGo has never once lied. She doesn't mince her words, but at least is honest.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She's the tomboy of the group and has the short, stylish hair to match.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "WOMAN UP!" Though toned down a lot in the series, only having said it once in 2 seasons.
    • In the series, especially in "Killer App", she says [Verb] This! a lot.
  • Celibate Heroine: Contrary to Honey Lemon, GoGo has shown absolutely no interest whatsoever to any male characters, even shrugging off Chris, whom women and men alike admit being attractive, with a "meh".
  • Character Tics: She's constantly chewing gum, no matter the situation—what to watch out for is when she stops and takes it out: that's when serious asskicking ensues. She will also keep chewing on that same piece of gum as long as it will allow her to. In the junior novelization, the gum she had placed on the dashboard of Wasabi's car for who knows how long floats back up from the bottom of the sea. She is then described as happily popping it back into her mouth.
  • Combat Parkour: She is able to evade Yokai's attacks by quickly moving around on her speedy wheels and skate on broken metal parts of the portal.
  • The Comically Serious: Wears a broccoli suit in "Mr. Sparkles Loses His Sparkles". Though it was because she had no other choice in order to save Mochi, it doesn't make it any less funny to see a stoic character like GoGo dressed as a broccoli.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards Hiro. Out of the entire team, aside from Baymax, she is the closest to Hiro, eventually taking on the role of a protective older sibling figure to him.
  • Cool Bike:
    • Her mag-lev bike. Though she's working on it so it's as fast as possible before riding it.
    • Gains a hypercycle in Season 2. Bonus points since she was supposed to have one in the original scripts of the movie.
  • Damsel out of Distress: GoGo gets encased in a shell made of microbots to limit her mobility and pulverize her. Her solution? Spin in place with her wheel blades, cutting the shell and breaking free.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: GoGo's normal attire is edgy, dark clothing, and she's on the heroes' side.
  • Deadly Disc: Her armor's primary weapon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even more snarky than Hiro, she has a sarcastic one-liner for about everything. Most of her snark is exclusively reserved at Fred's expense.
  • Delinquent Hair: Has a purple streak in her hair.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Officially described as a "daredevil adrenaline junkie" and "at her best on wheels." And then they're being chased through the city streets at 80 mph by a murderous maniac, and suddenly she's Driving Like Crazy Awesome which is actually what saves the team from Yokai, as opposed to Wasabi, who was driving too conservatively.
    GoGo: Why are we stopped?
    Wasabi: The light's red!
    GoGo: THERE ARE NO RED LIGHTS! IN A CAR CHASE!!!
    • Exaggerated and Played for Laughs in the "Big Chibi 6" shorts, where her chibi self drives so fast, she can blast the car into space, and gives a psychotic grin the whole time while her passengers scream for their lives. Even the car is screaming.
  • Edible Theme Naming: "Tomago" is a corruption of "tamago", meaning "egg" in Japanese.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hiro is admiring the mag-lev technology used on Gogo's bike, when she says...
    GoGo: Zero resistance. Faster bike. But not fast enough... [flips wheel into recycling bin full of its kind] ...yet.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears these in her normal attire.
  • Foil:
    • To Hiro. She is shown to be a natural superhero, especially with her high morals as she is the first one to leap on Baymax to try and stop him from killing Yokai.
    • To Wasabi's overcautious driving skills; her readiness to pick up the speed in car chases sharply contrasts with his safe driving instincts.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is quick on her skates, but can be down for the count if hit while going at full speed.
  • The Gadfly: She disturbs Wasabi's incredibly organized layout of tools just to mess with him.
  • Hartman Hips: Has these in the animated series due to the more exaggerated art style (especially her chibi version).
    • Averted in the movie where her legs and hips are impressive, but not unrealistically large.
  • Hates Being Alone: "The Fate Of The Roommates" shows that GoGo doesn't want Honey to go back in her dorm, because she doesn't want to be lonely.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Downplayed. The only leather clothing she wears is her jacket.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • GoGo is the gothic type who doesn't like authority. She also has a strong sense of justice.
    • In "Muirahara Woods" it is revealed that she enjoys spending time alone in nature, sketching what she sees, be it birds or just tree branches. Judging by her drawings, she isn't half-bad at it either.
  • Hover Board: In Season 2, she gains a large hover disk she can use to move faster and hit her opponents while riding it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: GoGo gives off a cold exterior, but she ultimately has a good set of morals and loves her friends deeply.
  • Kafka Komedy: "Muira-Horror!" has her being the episode's Butt-Monkey, as nature shows her no mercy, she almost drowns and twists her ankle.
  • The Lancer: Although normally stoic and quiet, she's the one who reins Hiro in when necessary and she's also the most prone to speaking for the group when it matters.
    GoGo: [when she catches on to Hiro's plan] Tadashi Hamada was our best friend. We're in.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever she decides to get serious, she'll take out her gum and stick it to something.
  • Lighter and Softer: As far as the supplemental materials can tell us, she had a fairly normal childhood, was an accomplished cyclist, and graduated from an honors school. This is in contrast to the comics where she was a Street Urchin who took up delinquency, ended up imprisoned, and became a superhero as part of a deal to get out of jail. The Series reveals that she lives in a crime-ridden neighborhood, though.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her discs can double as shields.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The adrenaline junkie Masculine Girl to Wasabi's Feminine Boy who is committed to order and screams like a little girl.
  • Meaningful Name: Her nickname is basically a nod to her love for speed, and her primary suit has discs that allow her to travel at a high velocities.
  • The Napoleon: GoGo is 5'4" in height, and can be quite short-tempered. Subverted as GoGo isn't bothered by her height and is more than a Jerk with a Heart of Gold despite her occasional fiery temper.
  • Ninja: She doesn't dress like one, but she's got the aesthetic down, having incredible agility, speed (especially when on her discs), and proficiency in combat. Fred's secret files on her also refers to this.
  • No Social Skills: Is usually very blunt with her words and openly admits she has difficulty expressing herself.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • GoGo, who's normally the Only Sane Woman, actually coos over how cute the Mayoi are in "Something Fluffy". It surprises everyone, and she even lampshades this:
    Gogo: What? I can feel things... sometimes...
    • In "The Present", she pulls out her tongue to catch a snowflake when nobody's watching.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • "THERE ARE NO RED LIGHTS IN A CAR CHASE!!!"
    • We also see her lose her cool a few more times in the animated series, ESPECIALLY in the chibi shorts.
  • Not Quite Flight: In season 2, Hiro makes a hover-disk for her.
  • Number Two: She takes command of the team when Hiro is not around.
  • Odd Friendship: She is a cynical, stoic tomboy whose best friend Honey Lemon is an very optimistic, energetic girly girl.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "GoGo" is a nickname, and we never find out what her real name is. According to her voice actress, it's a plain and boring name, putting out examples like Marge, Patty, or Ethel.
  • Only Sane Woman: The only one to really keep her cool during the big car chase sequence, save for yelling at Wasabi for his overly safe driving in an emergency. The role itself is actually shared with him, though she displays a different variation of it by comparison; she'll still jump into the fray with the rest of the team at a moment's notice, plan or not, but stays focused, serious, and composed throughout the situation, never giving in to panic.
  • Oral Fixation: Frequently seen chewing on and blowing gum. When she stops chewing it and takes it out of her mouth, it's a sign that she's about to get serious.
  • Pride: A minor case in that she prefers to be self-reliant.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's the most badass of the team and she has purple streaks in her hair.
  • The Quiet One: Her official profile describes her as "not much of a conversationalist."
  • Rollerblade Good: Her discs work like roller skates when she isn't using them to attack.
  • Science Heroine: Her specialty is in mechanical engineering, aiming to make some of the fastest personal transport around through magnetic levitation (supplemental materials show that she has a dual major, taking this alongside industrial design).
  • Sensual Spandex: Unlike the others, her suit is form-fitting to allow her to be as maneuverable as possible. In addition, the suit reduces drag, resulting in her being more aerodynamic and thus further increasing her speed.
  • She's Got Legs: She has very nice legs, which comes with very muscular calves. Justified in that her job as a bike courier would give her these. She was also designed this way on purpose as a reference to what's known in Korea as the "radish leg" body type.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has purple highlights in her short black hair.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She initially seems cold to Hiro based on her first impression, but later shows that she really does care for him.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: Wears a tank top under her jacket, contributing to her "tough" look.
  • This Is Reality: Tells Fred this in the series, saying that the team isn’t needed now that Yokai is defeated. Of course, she's wrong.
  • Thrill Seeker: Is described as an "adrenaline junkie". No wonder she jumped at the call to being superheroes.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: Often throws her mini discs for an offensive attack.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Seen wearing two casual outfits so far and they both involve this look.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Honey Lemon's girly girl, since she dresses more like a tomboy and gives off a tough vibe by her laconic manner. Honey is more excitably dorky, and her supersuit even includes a purse.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kale Salad & Rare Steaks.
  • Tron Lines: On her Discs, they glow red when in use. There are also thin red lines on her bodysuit.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her friends. She will do anything for them.
  • [Verb] This!: Says these a lot in the series, most especially in "Killer App". Fred even lampshades this:
    Fred: Oh, come on, GoGo. You need a new battle cry. The whole "blank this" thing is getting a little repetitive.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Wasabi, as described in The Gadfly above.
  • Wrench Wench: She's a mechanical engineer.

    Wasabi 

"Wasabi"

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"I have a system: there's a place for everything, everything in its place."
Voiced by: Damon Wayans, Jr. (film), Khary Payton (series)
Appearances: Big Hero 6 | The Series | Kingdom Hearts IIInote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Disney Infinity | Kingdom Heartsnote 

A big, neurotic plasma engineer and sushi chef, Wasabi wields plasma blades that can slice through anything.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His plasma blades are designed to cut through anything and he makes sure that he doesn't risk touching people with them.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Shortened from "Wasabi-No-Ginger" to "Wasabi" (though fans and merch alike still call him "Wasabi No-Ginger"). Justified as it's a nickname.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: In the comics, Wasabi was a disciplined and quiet warrior, not prone to OCD as he is here.
  • Adorkable: He's a lovable, muscular Science Hero who's also a complete neatnik.
  • All There in the Manual: His skill in martial arts is only pointed out in supplemental materials, with Fred's file pointing out tai chi specifically (even though his combat technique with his dual blades doesn't quite match up) and his character stat card having his fighting skill stat at a point higher than resident badass GoGo.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Wasabi has an apparent pathological need for order and planning, and quickly freaks out if it's disrupted.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Finds Chris attractive and becomes nervous when the latter flirts with him.
  • Badass Beard: Wasabi sports a precised beard.
  • Barrier Warrior: In season 2, Hiro upgrades his suit with plasma-shields.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed. He doesn't fly into a rage but flips out when GoGo takes one of his tools out of its designated spot.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Hiro, more especially after Tadashi's death and in the series.
  • The Big Guy: Is the largest and bulkiest member of the team (if you exclude Fred in his Kaiju suit).
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Wasabi probably has the thickest eyebrows of his friends.
  • Black and Nerdy: Is black and developed laser-induced plasma technology.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His plasma blades are generated on arm devices.
  • Butt-Monkey: Wasabi never seems to catch a break.
  • Character Development: He learns to improvise if needed, as revealed in the junior novelization.
    Wasabi: [in the junior novelization] I’m good, man! I don’t need a plan! Wasabi is winging it!
  • Combat Compliment: He geeks out on Momakase's sharp graphene blades the first time he fights her.
  • Cool Shades: A tie-in book has Wasabi inventing a pair of glasses that can see the germs on people.
  • Cool Sword: One of Hiro's new updates of his suit is a plasma sword.
  • Cool Teacher: Eventually becomes this in "Fear Not" when he manages to conquer his fear of public speaking and teach the quantum optic class as a substitute.
  • Control Freak: Hiro calls him one in "Killer App" when they have to work together on a project. Though both apologize and eventually find a solution.
  • Cowardly Lion:
    • He's the most reluctant to be a superhero and often acts like a terrified little girl, but if his friends are in danger he will act, often before thinking.
    • In the series, he tends to do a lot better once his adrenaline gets pumping.
  • Cultured Badass: His hobbies include sustainable gardening, he's a practitioner of tai chi, and is a sushi chef.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Fear Not" is devoted to Wasabi overcoming his fear of public speaking to become substitute in a quantum-optic class.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments in the series:
    Baron Von Steamer: (to Wasabi, after kidnapping him, thinking he was Fred) You scoundrel! How dare you impersonate a Frederickson!
  • Deer in the Headlights: He's so horrified of public speaking that in the quantum optic class he's supposed to teach as a substitute, he freezes for 6 hours, even after the class is over and students are long gone.
  • Distressed Dude: Gets kidnapped by Baron Von Steamer who mistakes him for Fred in "Fred's Bro-Tillion".
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Wears dreads in his normal and hero attire.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: He's a buff black guy with matching dreadlocks.
  • Dual Wielding: His two plasma blades.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Wasabi is Japanese horseradish.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He spilled wasabi on his shirt one time.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His perfectly clean and ultra organized table of tools. He even has a coffee mug that measures portions!
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Incorporates a lot of spinning when using his laser blades.
  • Fatal Flaw: Played for Laughs; his penchant for law and order will have him stop at red lights and put on a turn signal even when the Big Bad is chasing him down and trying to kill him and his friends.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's physically the largest human on the team, knows martial arts, and is super smart.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: One of his two favorite foods is pie.
  • Gentle Giant: Biggest guy on the team, most reluctant to fight.
  • Heroic Build: He's got the size and stature of a classic superhero; irony being he's the least inclined to super heroics. This was done on purpose, Dan Gerson (one of the writers) notes that it was fun making the guy who looks the strongest be a risk averse "neatnik." It's also a bit of Truth in Television, as like many real world perfectionists, his perfectionism extends to his body.
  • Hidden Depths: In "Muira-Horror!", Wasabi molds an adorable little kitty out of whipped cream in a coffee mug.
  • Honor Before Reason: When the group is being chased by Yokai, Wasabi still stops at red lights and uses turn signals, even though no one else is there.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Is said to be horrified of puns in "Big Problem". However, in "Food Fight", he makes a pun himself and seems to be quite proud of it. (Although "Food Fight" takes place before "Big Problem"; he probably changed his perspective)
    Wasabi: Graphene blades. Thinner than paper but stronger than steel. This tech is cutting edge! No pun intended. [Beat] Okay, okay. Pun intended.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Wasabi has a noticeable jawline and is the most lawful, if neurotic of the team.
  • Laser Blade: His armor has two plasma blades built into his arm cuffs which he uses in battle.
  • Lawful Stupid: He stopped on a traffic light when the murderous Yokai was chasing after him and his friends. This was averted in "Legacies", where he performed an illegal u-turn when they spot trouble behind them.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While he may not be as fast as GoGo, he has very quick reflexes, as shown during training when he easily cuts down all of the tennis balls shot at him from the tennis ball cannon, and is able to deflect all of Yokai's microbot spikes (while not overpowered, his lack of fighting experience was taken advantage of by Yokai who uses his microbots to grab Wasabi's feet and toss him across the room).
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Hiro's updates of the team's gears in "City of Monsters" gives him a plasma shield.
  • Martial Pacifist: Wasabi knows tai chi, but he is very reluctant to fight.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy committed to order and screaming like a little girl to GoGo's adrenaline junkie Masculine Girl.
  • Neat Freak: To the point that he freaks out when GoGo messes up his meticulously organized set of tools.
  • Nervous Wreck: Described as being "just a touch neurotic."
    Wasabi: I have issues. You do not want to be Wasabi!
  • Nice Guy: Wasabi is neurotic, but he's lawful, caring, and looks out for his friends and their health.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Wasabi got that nickname after he spilled wasabi on his shirt. He's annoyed by the name, but nevertheless goes by it.
    Wasabi: I spilled wasabi on my shirt one time, people! One! Time!
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Wasabi" is a nickname, and we never find out what his real name is.
  • Only Sane Man: Shares this role with GoGo. Whilst the other members of the team prefer to jump into action spontaneously, Wasabi would usually stand aside for a few moments to concoct a plan, eventually putting it into immediate, effective motion once he does. With the other members of the team being rather reckless at times, Wasabi's ultimate composure and ordinance can be a valuable source of prosperity among the team, specifically when dealing with crime-fighting.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Wasabi is the Only Sane Man committed to precision and planning. However, when Yokai starts to hurt his friends, he deliberately yells at him. No plan at all.
    • In "Legacies", when they spot a sinking cargo ship, he does a u-turn on and speeds down the road to the dock.
  • The Perfectionist: "I have a system: there's a place for everything, everything in its place."
  • Race Lift: In the source material, he was Japanese. Here, he is African-American.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wasabi's hobbies include knitting and sustainable gardening.
  • Salt and Pepper: Him and Hiro form this dynamic in "Killer App". The two are complete opposites in terms of personality and how they get their work done, which makes working on the same project a hassle. However, after working through their issues, they come to respect one another's skills and become a good team.
  • Science Hero: His field of expertise among his team is applied physics.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: The largest and toughest-looking of the team, screams like a little girl when he's nearly crushed by a shipping container thrown by Yokai. It comes back in the series when Hiro sneezes on his new computer twice and Wasabi shrieks in horror.
  • Silver Fox: His Imagine Spot in "Fear Not" shows that he'll still retain his good looks in his golden years.
  • The Smart Guy: Although Hiro is the kid genius (and really, barring Fred, each of the team has a specialty in a specific science), his knack for precision and need for properly thought out plans and strategies apply to this position.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The sensible, cautious Straight Man to Fred's eccentric, zany Wise Guy.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Wasabi gets nervous around Chris, who without a doubt finds him attractive, and almost blows his cover when a flirty Chris is too near him.
  • Super OCD: Wasabi's bio describes him as a "neatnik," who likes everything organized and precise. Taken Up to Eleven during the car chase when he stops at red lights and turns on his turn signal when needed, much to GoGo's frustration.
  • Sweet Tooth: One of Wasabi's favorite foods is pie (crust o.k.).
  • Terrified of Germs: He may be a germophobe, as he is shown wearing sterile gloves while working with his experiments and is the most grossed out by Fred's statements about how he rarely washes his clothes. He is also worried when everyone arrives to the abandoned Krei lab because it is quarantined.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • According to the junior novelization, Wasabi starts improvising by the end of the story.
    • In "Countdown To Catastrophe", after losing to Momakase, Wasabi watches some instructional fencing videos online, improving enough to fight her on equal ground for most of the fight.
    • In "Legacies", he does an illegal u-turn on the road when they see a sinking cargo ship in the bay.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches (w/No Crust), and Pie (Crust O.K.).
  • Trekkie: Implied. One of the languages he is fluent in is Klingon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With GoGo as seen in her gadfly moment.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • He mentions he has a fear of heights... while hanging on the arm of a flying Baymax.
    Wasabi: If I wasn't terrified of heights, I'd probably love this! But I'm terrified of heights, so I don't love it!
    • Wasabi is also terrorized at the idea of speaking in front of a crowd. And then Professor Granville asks him to be a substitute for a class...
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    Honey Lemon 

"Honey Lemon"

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"Whooo! Now that's a chemical reaction!"'
Voiced by: Génesis Rodríguez
Appearances: Big Hero 6 | The Series | Kingdom Hearts IIInote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Disney Infinity | Kingdom Heartsnote 

A perky and brilliant chemist, Honey uses all kinds of chemical concoctions in battle.


  • Absurd Phobia: Revealed to be terrified of hippos in "Obake Yashiki".
    • Very justified since Hippo are really dangerous.
  • Action Fashionista: Honey loves fashion, is an Action Girl through and through, and her main gadget being a purse that can produce chemicals.
  • Action Girl: Honey Lemon uses her chemical concoctions to help during fights, usually for either trapping or blowing up.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Her comic book counterpart was definitely more of a self-centered jerk than this Honey Lemon, who's kind, sweet, a Cool Big Sis to Hiro and motherly towards her friends.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her outfit in the comics includes a crop top exposing her midriff with skintight pants, as shown here. In the film, she never shows any more skin than the other characters.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has blonde hair in the movie. However, she becomes a red head in the television series.
  • Adorkable: Her character descriptions describe her as "peppy" and "goofy". Then there's her geeky physique, and the almost child-like glee with which she demonstrates her "chemical metal embrittlement".
  • All There in the Manual: According to Fred's Secret File, Honey Lemon is an excellent baker and and was a runner up on a cooking show.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Along with her Ship Tease with GoGo, Honey Lemon also shows interest in male characters, as seen when she talks about her Foreign Exchange Student high school crush André, and when talking about Chris' good looks.
  • An Ice Person: A non-magical example. She can create ice balls on the go to either freeze her opponents or make them slip.
  • Apologetic Attacker: After freezing police officers who were going to arrest them, Honey apologizes as the team escape on Baymax.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Won't stop saying she's sorry over and over again for having her chem-purse turning Globby into a monster in "Big Roommates 2".
  • Arsenal Attire: Her purse creates small chemical-filled bombs that can do pretty much anything she needs. The strap on her purse with the balls? That's the ammunition feeder. The heart on the purse's face is a touchscreen that she uses to code in the formulas.
    • In "Nega-Globby", Hiro updates her purse with a cannon. Complete with a cute bunny head.
  • Badass Adorable: She is a cute, excitable and dorky Science Heroine.
  • Badass Bookworm: This girl can concoct almost any chemical compound she can imagine, without looking at the keys on her purse/weapon, off the top of her head. And her "chemical metal embrittlement" that she demonstrated in her introductory scene? In the first episode of the series, she uses it to nonchalantly turn a Baymax copy into dust.
  • Barrier Warrior: A chemistry variant. Honey Lemon can create shields and barriers with her chemicals to dodge attacks and protect herself and others from harm.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She's the only team member who doesn't get ragdolled by Baymax when he goes on a killer rampage.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's the sweetest, nicest and most generous girl you can meet. But do NOT mess with someone she cares about. "The Present" has her breaking the temporary peace moment with the villains on their Christmas party when Mr. Sparkles steals Hiro's gift from him For the Evulz and is the first one to attack.
  • Big Sister Instinct: As explained above, Honey Lemon does not take it well when Mr. Sparkles steals Hiro's gift and forgets the peace offering to attack the villains. She cares about Hiro like her own little brother, so anyone who messes with him, messes with her.
  • Birds of a Feather: Seems to get along pretty well with Karmi, since the two of them are science-loving adorkable Genki Girls. She even refers to her and Karmi as "bio-besties".
  • Briefcase Blaster: A G-Rated variant. In the series, as of "Nega-Globby", Honey Lemon has an upgraded purse (completed with a cute pink bunny head, no less) that becomes a cannon for her chem-balls. It's based off concept art that was usually planned for the movie.
  • Catchphrase:
    • When Fred is wrong on something: "It's really not."
    • In the series, she says on more than one occasion "I'm really not that tall."
  • Cheery Pink: Pink is the color of Honey Lemon's hero suit as well as her favorite color, which fits her cheerful, excitable personality.
  • Chemistry Can Do Anything: Her purse is shown containing chemical compounds that create a wide variety of useful weapons such as restraining gel, freezing solutions, and explosives.
  • The Chick: Comes part and parcel with being The Heart of the team.
  • Combat Stilettos: A wedges variant is part of her super suit. Becomes very literal example in season 2 of the series when Hiro upgrades her suit with chem-boots: now she can shoot the chem-balls from her heels.
    • Also, "Mr. Sparkles Loses His Sparkles" shows Honey Lemon going through the titular villain's obstacle course with ease wearing her everyday platform heels.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards Hiro. For example, she is excited when they first meet, she then proceeds to kiss him on the cheek and hold his hand while showing him her chemistry work. In the series, she acts motherly towards him.
  • Cuddle Bug: She's the most affectionate member of the team, and loves giving people hugs.
  • Cuteness Proximity: If you're a small animal, a butterfly or a Mayoi, Honey Lemon will automatically find you adorable, period. So much that she can't bear to watch Aunt Cass' animal-shaped entrées get eaten in "Fred's Bro-Tillion", because she gets attached to them and even gives them names.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Played for Laughs in "Big Roommates 2" when her chem-purse causes a thief named Dibs to be turned into a Blob Monster. She becomes comically pessimist, talking in an emotionless monotone voice and "accepting the darkness of reality". This contrasts with GoGo, who's normally the cynic one, and becomes the optimist one in order to cheer Honey up. Eventually, thanks to a pep talk from her her, Honey Lemon remembers she's The Heart of the team and her optimism is the only thing that can help Globby. It causes him to become a villain, but at least she tried...
  • Damsel out of Distress: Honey gets cornered and attempts to shield herself by covering herself in a protective bubble that limits her vision and increases the danger of getting impaled by the microbots. Her solution? Aim for the precise moment of the next attack, grab the oncoming enemy by the end to get back into the fight.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Although initially released images showed her to be visibly white, her skin is much darker in the actual film.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: She can detonate her purse to create an especially powerful explosion, with the obvious drawback being she has no weapons afterward.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: In the inverse of Hiro, this Honey Lemon is shown needing to wear glasses.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Both of her names are foods.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Refered to as "Tall Girl" by Karmi and Globby.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She kisses Hiro on the cheeks before demonstrating chemical-metal embrittlement to him.
  • Fangirl: Of mecha-wrestling and Uncle Samurai in particular. She is surprisingly loud and aggressive about it.
  • The Fashionista: According to Fred's Secret File, she's this. She makes her own clothes and runs an online boutique.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: According to Fred's Secret Files, Honey Lemon is an excellent cook. It's proven again in "Muira-Horror!" where Honey Lemon replaces Aunt Cass in the Lucky Cat, and is definitely in her element.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. Honey is a sweet girl with red hair (at least in the TV Series) and has a jovial, go-happy attitude. There are occasions where Honey can lose her patience (like at GoGo for being cynical or at Baymax for not understanding art), but she's more annoyed than outright angry.
    • As a mecha-wrestling fangirl, she plays this trope straight though.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Loves all animals from cats to butterflies, and they definitely love her back.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: In a side book, Honey invents a new form of electricity that runs purely on socks.
  • Geek Physiques: Very tall and lanky.
  • Genki Girl: Very excitable, especially in regards to chemistry.
  • Gentle Giant: A tall girl who's sweet and friendly.
  • Girly Bruiser: Is more feminine than GoGo, and she knows how to fight with her chemistry weapons.
  • Gratuitous French: When talking about her former high school crush André, a Foreign Exchange Student:
    Honey: C'est la vie...note 
  • The Glasses Come Off: She doesn't wear her accessory glasses when she's in her super suit.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Honey Lemon has blonde hair (at least in the movie) and is The Heart of the group.
  • The Heart: According to the Press info: "Honey is the glue that holds the group together because of her empathetic, sweet personality and positive attitude." It's even lampshaded in the series, where she's the only one who can give a pep-talk to Globby, and believed in him all along even after he turned to villainy.
  • Height Angst: Played for Laughs when Karmi dubs her superhero identity "Tall Girl".
    Honey: I'm really not that tall...
    • When Fred is designing their secret base of operations, he comments that they'll need to add an extra tall door for Honey Lemon, she doesn't appreciate this aspect of his planning.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Honey Lemon really wants to adopt a puppy and name it "Pablo" (but can't because of GoGo's disapproval).
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Of all her teammates, Honey is the most observant. Throughout their time as heroes, she manages to decode various pieces of evidence regarding the identity and motives of Yokai, having found his refurbished portal, as well as a recording revealing his true intentions.
    • This geeky, sweet girl actually has an unexpected love of danger.
      Honey: [after setting her purse off in a massive explosion] Now that's a chemical reaction!
    • You wouldn't imagine how smart this peppy girl is at first glance; she can create chemical components on her chem-purse in a few seconds. Which means she knows the periodic table by heart and knows what buttons to press in a short amount of time.
    • "Rivalry Weak" shows that Honey Lemon has a hidden passion for art and attends the San Fransokyo Art Institute (SFAI), SFIT's rival school, in secret. She has a real talent in drawing and painting.
    • As of "El Fuego," she is also the loud, aggressive mecha-wrestling fangirl.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sometimes, villains manages to send back her sticky balls at her, making her trapped in her own chemicals.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Well, huge college girl anyway. She's the tallest one in the cast sans Baymax, although some of that is thanks to her platform heels. Karmi nicknames her superhero self "Tall Girl", to her displeasure.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She's really fond of Mochi.
  • Latina Is Brown: Averted. Her skintone is only slightly darker than her other teammates (barring Wasabi, obviously), and her hair is blonde. Truth in Television, as there are Latino/-a people who share this phenotype.
  • Leitmotif: In the TV show — the only member to have one all their own, in fact. A whimsical, comically cherubic melody that plays during her more cheerful moments. It's also her alarm tone.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When Mr. Sparkles stole Hiro's gift from him in "The Present", she orders him to give it back and El Fuego threatens her with "Or else what?". Honey answers by taking a bite of a gingerbread cookie, with a Death Glare on her face and pressing random buttons on her purse to create a chem-ball.
    Honey Lemon: [innocently] Ooh, I don't know what this one does. Who wants to find out?
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Especially in comparison to GoGo.
  • Mad Scientist: Gives off this vibe during her intro sequence; helps that her field of choice makes it easiest to pull off the look. Expanded upon in the TV show, where of the group she's explicitly the most reckless in her work: her unchecked experiments are stated to have quite a few catastrophes under their belt (including blowing up her apartment more than once, and freezing her old roommate solid necessitating her moving in with Gogo), and she's comically prone to extreme solutions (once making Hiro a memory wiping elixir on the off chance he needed it. He didn't). She also created a compound capable of melting human beings alive and then left it unattended, causing that very thing to happen to a would-be thief.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • She's as sweet, warm and soothing as you would expect someone named "Honey Lemon" to be.
    • She also frequently wears bright yellow outfits (same color as lemons, obviously).
  • Meganekko: Her civilian clothes include pink Nerd Glasses. They highlight her cuteness and the fact that she's a brilliant chemist.
  • Minidress of Power: Her super suit features a mini-dress over a bodysuit.
  • Multidisciplinary Expert: She's a chemistry major, an art student, has her own fashion boutique online and is also skilled in cooking.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Her kind nature and tendency to see the good in people can make her easy to fool, as Obake took advantage of in "Rivalry Weak".
  • Nerd Glasses: While large and round, Honey's glasses are also attractive and fashionable.
  • Never Give the Captain a Straight Answer: Twice, she is featured drawing attention to things without straight out saying what it is. A downplayed example in that, in each case, the team is just a few feet away or it's been recorded on video and trying to describe what she's seen would actually take longer than having them just see it for themselves.
    • At the island, she asks the team to look at the room where the teleportation experiment was carried out.
      "Uh, guys, you might want to see this."
    • Later she does this to Hiro while handing him a USB stick with the video feed from the experiment.
      "Hiro, we found something you should see."
  • Nice Girl: Honey Lemon is the most affectionate and loving member of Big Hero 6.
  • Noodle People: She's rather trim.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Played for Laughs in "Big Roommates 2" when Honey turns into The Eeyore after her purse accidentally turned Globby into a monster.
    Honey: [monotone] It's time to accept the darkness of reality.
  • Off-Model: While it isn't obvious at first, Honey Lemon's face has a slightly different construction depending on whether or not she's in her suit.
  • Oil Slick: One of several chemical mixtures she can make is a slippery liquid that backfires when she gets hit by a wayward shot from GoGo, causing her to throw it in GoGo's path. She can also make really slippery ice to make her opponents fall.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Honey Lemon" is a nickname, and we never find out what her real name is.note 
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Doesn't really have an accent until it comes to words with "R's" in them, at which point a heavy Spanish accent slips out. Most obvious when she uses Hiro and GoGo's names (the latter of which she pronounces Go-Ho). In an interview, Honey's voice actress said she did it on purpose to accentuate Honey's Hispanic heritage. Interestingly, due to Spanish and Japanese having similar "R" sounds, this means Honey says the name "Hiro" like a Japanese native would.
  • Pink Heroine: Her armor has pink on it.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Honey's the most feminine of the main characters and her favorite color is, to no one's surprise, pink. Her super suit is pink and purple, and her glasses have pink frames. Even the chemical metal embrittlement she makes when she's introduced is pink.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: She has a strong friendship with Globby.
  • Plucky Girl: No matter how bad the situation is, Honey always see the positive side.
  • The Pollyanna: Hiro describes her as "the happiest person in the world." And true to that, Honey Lemon sees the bright side in any situation, no matter how bad they might look. It's lampshaded many times in the series:
    Honey Lemon: [when the team and Karmi are prisoners on Akuma Island who is about to explode] This isn't good.
    GoGo: Oh, boy. When you say it's not good, it's really not good.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Occasionally wears her hair like this.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted. Here, she's a good friend and a big sister figure to Hiro, while in the comics she was one of his love interests.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: One of her outfits in the movie includes a stripped orange skirt with light orange leggings. Her superhero costume also has her wear purple tights underneath her pink Mini Dress Of Power.
  • Omniglot: Honey fluently speaks English, Spanish, Japanese and French.
  • Race Lift: In the original Marvel comics, she was a blonde Japanese girl, but here she's a blonde (later redhead in the series Latina (no doubt to her voice actress being Latina).
  • Rapunzel Hair: Honey's hair reaches to her waist.
  • Running Gag:
    • Her tall stature is what often makes people who either don't know her name or don't remember it to simply call her "Tall Girl"— in particular, Karmi in her fanfiction about Big Hero 6, and Globby.
    • She aggressively calls El Fuego "son" each time the team faces him.
  • Science Heroine: The most classic in form after Hiro; her preferred field is chemical engineering.
  • She's Got Legs: Wears a mini-skirt to battle, showing off her crazy-long, slender legs.
  • Shipper on Deck: Honey Lemon definitely wants Hiro and Karmi to end up together. It starts in "Nega-Globby" where she has a conversation with Karmi about Hiro, making it clear that she's all for them being friends. Karmi, having just ended an argument with him, isn't having any of it. By "Write Turn Here", Honey Lemon's Big Hero 6 fanfiction includes Hiro confessing his feelings for Karmi and the two almost kissing, to Hiro's horror.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: A chemistry expert who wears Nerd Glasses.
  • Smoke Out: One of the many chemical mixtures she could create deploys a thick smokescreen when combusted.
  • Speech Impediment: She speaks with a slight lisp.
  • Spicy Latina: Averted, as Honey Lemon is latina but her main personality traits are her friendliness and positivism.
  • Squishy Witch: Well, squishy Science Heroine. Her chem-balls are powerful and versatile, but physically, she is probably the weakest of the team.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Honey Lemon is a Badass Adorable, Nice Girl and is 5'10" (6'2" in heels).
  • Sticky Situation: Exploited. Honey Lemon creates sticky chem balls in order to trap opponents in them.
  • Super Cute Superpowers: Colorful balls produced by a purse that make glittery gels and sparkly clouds. In the series some of the gel cushions she makes are shaped like cute animals such as chibi cat heads and a giant bunny that acts like a shield.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: The series reveal that Honey Lemons talks in her sleep.
    • In "Rivalry Weak", GoGo learns Honey takes classes at SFAI because she stated it in her sleep:
    Honey: Ssh! I'm taking art classes at SFAI. It's a secret. [snoring] GoGo, GoGo Don't tell anyone, okay? It's a secret.
    • In "Nega-Globby", sleep-talking Honey returns:
    Honey: You need a puppy, GoGo. Everyone needs a puppy. [snoring] André, I named the puppy. André... [still snoring]
  • Team Mom: The Heart of the group, Honey Lemon is without a doubt caring about all of her friends, comforting and advising them similarly to how a mother would act, mostly towards Hiro.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to GoGo's tomboy; being more fashionable, excitably dorky, and having a purse with her super suit, which is pink and purple.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Onigiri, Green Tea, and Unadon.
  • Trick Bomb: The most direct description of her capabilities, on the fly grenades with a variety of effects besides exploding.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She's been seen in her power suit, her barista uniform, another everyday uniform, and what appears to be lounging-around clothes, with her hair in a bun.
  • Wakeup Makeup: Played with. In the series episode "Big Roommates 2", she wakes up one morning and shakes her hair into place.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Honey has the least amount of armor on her super suit and her attacks mostly consist of her chemical concoctions.

    Fred 

Frederick "Fred" Flammarion Frederickson IV

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"Super jump! Super jump!
Whoo-hoo, I breathe fire!"
Voiced by: T.J. Miller (film), Brooks Wheelan (series)
Appearances: Big Hero 6 | The Series | Kingdom Hearts IIInote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Disney Infinity | Kingdom Heartsnote 

"The name's Fred; school mascot by day, but by night... I'm also the school mascot."

School mascot by day, school mascot by night, Fred wears a special suit that grants him various powers.


  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Unlike his source counterpart, who was The Stoic, this incarnation serves as more of a Fun Personified, Plucky Comic Relief character.
  • Adorkable: Fred is self-proclaimed "science enthusiast" and has an obsession with comic book heroes and villains.
  • Alliterative Name: His full name, middle name and nickname all begin with "F".
  • All There in the Manual: The supplemental materials show that Fred is an English major who devotes much of his spare time to doing charity work, as well as auditing the university's courses.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When listing possible ships that Big Hero 6 fans could ship in the episode "Fan Friction", he gives every ship with Wasabi, including the "Fredsabi" one with himself; he says he bets on Wasabi being a fan-favorite, because he's so cool. He also admires Liv Amara's assistant Chris's good looks in "Prey Date".
  • Ascended Fanboy: He's a comic book nerd who becomes an actual superhero, and admits that being chased by Yokai is both terrifying and awesome. His suit is based on his favorite kaiju, a monster named Krogar.
    Fred: That mask... black suit... We're under attack from a supervillain, people! How cool is that! I mean, it's scary, obviously, but how cool!
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Often, Fred geeks over the supervillains he meets instead of fighting them and gets distracted by his own train of thought. By the end of "Major Blast," he learns to turn his weakness into strength and distract his opponent instead.
  • The Big Guy: Lacking the intellectual prowess of the rest of the team, but more than making up for it in enthusiasm, Fred charges headfirst into danger at every opportunity, while the rest of the team focuses more on strategy. Ironically, he's physically a lot smaller and scrawnier than Wasabi.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: Parodied; he is comically taken down in the group's first skirmish with Yokai.
  • Bilingual Backfire: When he takes his friends to his house.
    Fred: Welcome to mi casa, that's French for "front door".
    Honey: It's really... not.note 
  • Blue Is Heroic: Fred's powered kaiju suit is mainly blue, with orange highlights.
  • Breath Weapon: His kaiju suit allows him to 'breathe' fire.
  • Buffy Speak: He is not a tech-genius like his friends, so he occasionally refers to their thingies in this manner.
    Fred: The water! It must have messed with your inside-workey parts. At least, I think that's how Hiro would explain it.
  • Casanova Wannabe: In Fred's Secret Files, he describes himself as a "player". Of course, it's coming from him, and he's never been seen dating anyone so far.
  • Catchphrase: "It's Fred time!"
  • Cephalothorax: His suit is designed to look like this.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His sign spinning.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He comes off as this in his debut scene by first introducing himself in the mascot costume and talking about inventions he asked his friends to make—including an invisible sandwich, which he then demonstrates eating.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Despite his weird quips, Fred is shown to make deductions that are most of the time correct, even if at first none of his friends believed it (such as High Voltage becoming part-eel.
  • Comically Missing the Point: He's unable to acknowledge that Mini-Max was created to essentially be his babysitter. Instead, he considers the little robot his sidekick.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Downplayed. He and his friends do occasionally refer to his superhero self as "Fredzilla", his moniker from the comics.
  • Comfort Food: "Big Hero 7" reveals that Fred over-eats when he feels guilty.
  • Confusion Fu: After dealing with his ADHD, Fred uses distractions as a strength against opponents.
  • Cool Big Bro: He acts like a laidback, cool big brother and partner-in-crime with Hiro. Though it's inverted in some way as Hiro is a Teen Genius and Fred is a Manchild, and he's the one who idolizes Hiro's intelligence and gift in robotics.
  • Crimefighting with Cash: Sure, everyone else has the skills to weaponize their tech, but Fred manages to supply money, materials, a lab/workshop and his home as a literal Home Base.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A cloudcuckoolander who managed to defeat Yokai's microbots just by sign spinning.
  • Destructive Saviour: He causes quite some property damage while superheroing. Hiro even creates Mini-Max as a damage control for him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In "Kentucky Kaiju", he decides to have a perfect 1:1 scale replica of the eponymous movie monster made. When asked what he plans to do with it, Fred admits that he didn't think that far ahead.
  • Ditzy Genius: Despite having occasional ditzy moments, Fred is an English Major and has major comic book knowledge that proves to be helpful to the team on more than one occasion, especially in the series.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He casually introduces himself while in a school mascot costume, and also reveals that he's asked his friends to use their scientific knowledge to give him super abilities (like turn into a fire-breathing lizard), or develop a shrink ray or an invisible sandwich.
  • Fanboy: Of anything comic book-related.
  • Fun Personified: Fred is the most fun-loving, energetic member of the team.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • His vast comic book knowledge becomes useful to the team, and he even makes a solid guess as to who Yokai is and why (an evil rich guy). When the real identity of Yokai is revealed, he realizes that this is a revenge story.
    • In the series premiere, he's convinced that Big Hero 6 is still needed because they've shown to San Fransokyo that there are people who can protect it from the forces of evil and defeating Yokai was only their first step. GoGo dismisses it, saying that this is real life and not fiction. Oh, how wrong she was.
    • In the Season 2 premiere, he goes on a tangent about how the defeat of Obake was "Phase 1" of the Big Hero-verse and that they're now entering "Phase 2", where bigger things will be coming. Also counts as Leaning on the Fourth Wall.
  • G-Rated Stoner: Fred fits a lot of the stereotypes associated with stoners - being a laid-back, goofy Cloud Cuckoo Lander from California - but no drug use is ever implied.
  • Heroic Lineage: The Stinger reveals that his dad (who's voiced by and strongly resembles Stan Lee) is also a superhero. It's lampshaded by Mrs. Frederickson that being a superhero is "family business".
  • Hidden Depths: The essential guide reveals that he devotes much of his spare time to doing charity work and is a self-professed "science enthusiast".
  • Hulk Speak: Occasionally.
    Fred: Rocket fist make Freddie so happy!
  • Hypocritical Humor: Fred tells Hiro he finds his mother's "joy screaming" embarrassing, right before screaming in joy over cupcakes.
  • Idiot Hero: While Fred is far from being a complete idiot with his Genre Savvy knowledge of comic books, he's the most childish and eccentric of the gang as well as the most likely to get himself in trouble due to poor decisions.
  • In a Single Bound: One of his suit's abilities is the "super jump".
  • Invisibility: One of his Fredmeleon suit's abilities is to turn invisible.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Hiro decides to form a superhero team to catch Yokai, Fred immediately gets excited and is the first to jump on board with the idea.
    "I like where this is heading!"
  • Kaiju: He's a big fan of them, and he's later able to essentially become a human-sized one thanks to his super suit.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Applies to him whether he is in or out of his super suit. He has a very likable and outgoing personality and his super suit looks a lot like an alien lizard monster, making kids love the unique suit design and some younger kids thinking that Fred is actually the super suit itself. There are even plush toys that are based on the suit.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He's the only human in the group who isn't a genius in any kind of scientific field—which is not to say he's unintelligent. He's also the only one in a monster suit instead of power armor.
  • Large Ham: Definitely. Fred sees his world like a comic book and sometimes narrates events as the team are patrolling in an overly-dramatic way. Sometimes completed with impromptu songs.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: The first thing he does when he and his friends encounter Yokai again is to automatically run towards and power-jump to him.
  • Light 'em Up: In season 2, Hiro upgrades his suit and installs headlight on it.
    Fred: That's how you lighten the mood!
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Apparently, Fred gets his inclination toward the superhero life from his father.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: A mild example. Fred has his awesome friends, but he gets lonely from the absence of his parents.
  • Manchild: His ecstatic reaction to being chased and nearly killed by Yokai as well as still being a Wendy Wower fan (when her target audience being mainly children) implies he is one. His room in his house looks like a child's room. He has a tendency to pick up rivalries with actual children, reciprocated or not (Richardson is the big one but there is also the 6 years old Brooke in Small Hiro One). All this despite Fred being at least in his late teens or early twenties. He even admits he's a man-child in "Fred's Bro-Tillion".
  • Mascot: He serves as San Fransokyo Tech's school mascot.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: In "Internabout":
    Fred: Patrol is my middle name! Well, actually, it's "Flammarion", my mother's maiden name. But still, pretty close.
  • Momma's Boy: Fred has a good, loving relationship with his mother.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: His Fredmeleon suit, based off the chameleon, includes an elastic Overly Long Tongue he can use to grasp objects or neutralize enemies.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Fred turns sign spinning into a superpower.
  • Mythology Gag: He sports a number, but a rather notable one is that his school mascot costume is very similar to his Fredzilla appearance in the comics.
  • Never My Fault: In "Seventh Wheel", he lectured Mini-Max on how it was a bad idea to use his foot rockets to make s'mores. Mini-Max is quick to point out that that was Fred's idea.
  • Nice Guy: Fred is an absolute sweetheart. Further cemented in that he's involved in non-profit charity work.
  • Nice Hat: Sports a Krogar beanie.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Greets his butler jovially and offers him a fist-bump.
  • The Nicknamer: Gave Honey, GoGo, and Wasabi their nicknames. In the series, he gives the names to both villains Globby and Nega-Globby.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Fred is an English major who devotes much of his spare time to doing charity work, as well as auditing the university's courses.
  • Odd Name Out: Has the most ordinary name of Big Hero 6 along with Hiro. Justified because he was the one to come up with the other team members' odd nicknames.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Although generally hyperactive throughout the film (even when being chased by Yokai in the car chase), Fred's affable persona drops when Hiro expresses his desire to kill Callaghan, replaced by quiet concern for Hiro's well-being and by fear of Baymax's shift in personality.
  • Otaku: Loves everything related to kaiju and comic books.
  • The Pig-Pen: He wears a single pair of underwear in four different ways before washing it.
  • Playing with Fire: As mentioned, he can breathe fire with his suit.
  • Powered Armor: All the other super suits are for protection more than anything—Fred's super jump boosters make his suit closer to this trope.
  • Race Lift: In the source material, he was of Ainu (an indigenous group in Japan) descent. Here, he is Caucasian-American.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: During the climactic battle, when Fred is being pulled in two directions, he yells out that his arms are going to be ripped off, before remembering he is in a suit and can pull his real arms out.
  • Repetitive Name: He reveals in a throwaway line in "Baymax Returns" that his full name is Frederick Frederickson the Fourth.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: The traditional interpretation is zig-zagged — as shown in the supplemental materials, Fred doesn't exactly have an actual day job. He does, however, do quite a bit helping others.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: While his claim about Krei being Yokai was eventually proven wrong, Krei did have a hand, albeit accidental, in the real culprit's descent into villainy.
  • Running Gag: Coming up with impromptu songs during missions.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Fred tells the team he knows a safe place. The team is shocked that he's about to just walk into some rich guy's Big Fancy House - but it's even stranger for them to find out that he lives there:
    GoGo: I thought you lived under a bridge.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The eccentric, zany Wise Guy to Wasabi's sensible, cautious Straight Man.
  • The Team Benefactor: It's his considerable resources that allow the team to build their gear and train.
  • Token White: He's the only white member of the titular team, and works alongside Hiro (half-white half-Japanese), Wasabi (black), Honey Lemon (Latina) and GoGo (Korean).
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In the series, Fred has the tendency to be more ditzy than he was in the movie (ex: he's the last one to understand something very obvious, he forgets the word "memory", and many more). Though it's played with, depending the episode.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Tacos al Pastor & Espresso. Invisible Sandwich.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy:
    • Even before learning his father is a superhero, Fred looked up to his father and wishes to make him proud. When he does find out, he wants to live up to his dad's legacy.
    • In "Fred's Bro-Tillion", he wishes not to make a fool out of himself and his mother for once, and wants to make her proud of him.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Fred comes off as this at the beginning—he's hanging around a technical school that is hard to get into and not much of a scientist. However, he is a competanant mascot and it's revealed that beyond coming from a very wealthy background, he's an English major who does plenty of charity work and even audits the university's courses.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He's a big superhero comic book fan and makes assumptions based on what happens in the ones he's read. In the first film, after the group encounters Yokai for the first time, he deduces that Krei is the man behind the mask because his behavior is similar to the tech-based Corrupt Corporate Executive super-villains "Dr. Slaughter, M.D.", "The Annihilator", and "Baron von Destruct". He turns out to be wrong.

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