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Obake (Bob Aken)

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Voiced by: Andrew Scott
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Baymax Returns")

"Tragedy has molded us. Intellect has driven us. Now we stand at the doorway to greatness!"

A mysterious villain in San Fransokyo who serves as the Big Bad of Season 1.


  • Actor Allusion: Just like Moriarty, Andrew Scott's most famous role prior to the series, Obake doesn't have an hammy Evil Laugh, and chuckles in a sinister manner instead.
  • Affably Evil: He's relatively soft-spoken (although this can easily come off as sinister), seems to have some level of legitimate respect for Big Hero 6, and actually treats Globby and Noodle Burger Boy quite well. He also has potentially dangerous plans for San Fransokyo. He respects Hiro enough to try and make him his apprentice, and when his plan completely fails, sends Baymax away to save him.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: After his plan to recreate "The Great Catastrophe" was stopped by Big Hero 6, he goes to a Villainous BSoD that's saddening to see.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While its made clear that Obake became the villain that he is after the accident that caused his tumor, it's left debatable over what his true nature was. It's possible that he was once a genuinely idealistic student, but the lab accident left him without any moral constraints and drove his obsession with science to monstrous extremes. On the other hand, it's also possible that he had already been a science-obsessed maniac, and the accident merely caused his true nature to come to light.
  • Ambiguously Human: He seems to be a normal man, but the fact that his face sometimes glows neon purple suggests otherwise. It's eventually revealed that it's the result of the brain damage he received after his failed experiment.
  • Ambiguous Start of Darkness: He Used to Be a Sweet Kid as SFIT's star student and 20 years went by between his Freak Lab Accident and his current position as the Omnicidal Maniac Big Bad.
  • Analogy Backfire: He tries to use the story of The Fall of Icarus in persuading Hiro to join him, rationalising that Icarus fell because he didn't build better wings. However, Hiro points out that the reason Icarus fell was because "he flew too high". In short, Icarus fell because he tried breaking his limits, which is what ultimately caused Obake's undoing.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist of Season 1, and seemingly disposed of by the end of the season.
  • Ax-Crazy: His incident left him rather mentally unstable to the point where he's obsessed with unbridled destruction and cannot decide right from wrong. Globby realizes he's that insane.
  • Bad Boss: When Yama fails to grab the object he needs in the pilot, Obake comes just short of murdering him before Yama reveals he's built a makeshift robot army. Played with in future episodes when it's shown he treats his other minions more tactfully. Given Obake's personality, it's likely that he treats Yama the way he does because it gets results.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Obake is one of the most successful animated villains ever created. His success goes beyond even a typical Xanatos Gambit in that every single one of his plans completely succeeded save for the first and last ones. Even when Big Hero 6 won a battle, Obake had fully expected or even planned for them to do so. Fortunately for our heroes, foiling his last plan was the one that really mattered, and even then they would've lost had it not been for Globby's timely Heel–Face Turn.
  • Bald of Evil: Downplayed. Obake's hair is shaved on the side, but he has a black fringe of hair across the top of his head.
  • Batman Gambit: When it's not a Xanatos Gambit with him, it's this. He spents a good deal of Season 1 testing the heroes to ensure his final use of this works out. It works to a point, but a Batman Gambit requires the ability to understand the way other people think, and Obake did not count on Globby not acting out of self-interest.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1.
  • Benevolent Boss: Treats his minions well even if he is somewhat condescending towards them.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has jet black hair and is a former Teen Genius turned Evil Genius.
  • Broken Ace: He's an extremely gifted, intelligent, and visionary man. However, the accident from an experiment gone wrong left him with a brain tumor that makes him unable to perceive right from wrong.
  • The Cameo: After Season 1, despite not being the main antagonist anymore, he's definitely not forgotten:
    • He's made a cameo appearance in almost all of the Big Chibi 6 shorts.
    • In the first episode of Season 1, Fred draws an "X" over a doodle of him, as he states that the "phase one" of the "Big Hero Verse" ended after Obake's defeat.
    • In "Nega-Globby", Globby/Dibs looks at a picture of Obake and his team that he kept on his phone.
    • In the "Hyper-Potamus Pizza-Party-Torium", he appears on three occasions: as a simulation in the team's hologram training facility, on a picture Noodle Burger Boy contemplates (of Obake building Trina) and as a chibi in one of Fred's Super-Deformed Imagine Spots.
  • Characterization Marches On: He's much more reserved in his first few appearances in the series, and his face is rarely shown, but after "Failure Mode", which is when his face is seen, he starts showing off his more comedic and bombastic qualities, which he would demonstrate for the rest of Season 1.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In the season 1 finale, the only thing remaining from Obake after his demise, is his chip with all his programmings. It's revealed in "Legacies" a season later that Trina managed to get her hands on it and used what her father programmed to build the Buddy Guardians and start a robotic revolution to destroy the city in her father's honor.
  • The Chessmaster: The man makes lots of plans for some purpose only he knows about. When he starts to plot against Big Hero 6, he launches a series of attacks against them just so he can gather intel. The implication is that when he has enough information he'll start his real plan.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: Suffers a brain tumor that is slowly spreading throughout his brain as a result of the failed lab experiment.
  • Cold Ham: He can be rather bombastic, but still in a quiet tone of voice.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Yokai was fairly taciturn, direct in doing his deeds, and had a very serious personality. Obake, meanwhile, is much more talkative, prefers hired guns to get things done (as well as keep his existence a secret), and is much more eccentric. Callaghan was a teacher of the San Fransokyo Institute, while Obake is a former student.
  • The Corrupter: He turned the sweet Noodle Burger Boy into his devious henchman. He also attempts to turn Hiro to his side, but luckily, Hiro takes none of it.
  • The Cracker: He's hacked just about everything, and if he hasn't he can do so easily.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Obake has blue eyes and is the Big Bad, who is terrifying compared to other villains of the show.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Twenty years ago, Obake, known back in the day as Bob Aken, used to be a prodigious Teen Genius, and was SFIT's star student under Granville's wing. Unfortunately, he was not given the limits he should've had, and did extremely dangerous experiments without supervision after school hours. One of them went awry one night, which caused him to be heavily injured and barely survived, thus quitting from SFIT in the progress.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a sarcastic side, reserved at his henchmen and of course, Big Hero 6. Helps he's being voiced by Andrew Scott.
    Globby: I did what you asked, but I'm gonna be honest, I don't get it.
    Obake: Well, of course not. It's beyond you.
  • Didn't See That Coming: The one thing he did not - and in fact could not predict - was Globby's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: Hijacks Yama's TV to tell him to steal Granville's paperweight.
  • The Dreaded: The Mad Jacks are terrified of him, and Big Hero 6 knows less about him than he does about them, knowing right away he's a treat. Even Globby admitted to knowing he was obviously insane, but not at that point.
  • Driven to Suicide: Implied. Upon his plan being foiled, the last we see of him, is him dejectedly sitting in his chair as his lair collapses around him. The final shot focuses on his programming chip, which may hint that he's (or at least his personality is) still alive.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Has an extremely pale skin complexion and dark hair, making his appearance more sinister.
  • Emo Teen: Implied to have been one in his youth. Just look at his teenager picture!
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He shows affection for his robotic "daughter" Trina.
  • Evil Brit: He has a crisp English accent despite living in an American city influenced heavily by Japanese culture.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He genuinely thinks Hiro will see things his way after San Fransokyo is destroyed. Unlikely.
  • Evil Eyebrows: He has dark, high-arching eyebrows.
  • Evil Feels Good: His comment to Baymax implies that he hasn't had his brain damage treated because he enjoys the freedom it gives him from his moral compass. It certainly fits in with how he hates limits.
  • Evil Genius: He's one of the few people who rival Hiro in intellect, which he uses both to create advanced technology and to manipulate people for his Evil Plan.
  • Evil Mentor: What he wants to be towards Hiro. Of course, Hiro refuses and thinks Obake is completely bonkers.
  • Evil Plan: Recreate the Great Catastrophe in order to be remembered as the man who rebuilt the city into a world of science and knowledge.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears a black tailor vest, black pants and shoes.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: As a teenager, he sports a Peek-a-Bangs haircut, showing him as a wide-eyed prodigy student who wants to make the world a better place with science. Twenty years later, he has his hair shaved on the sides and slicked back in an undercut, and the good grade A student he used to be is definitely gone.
  • The Faceless: In his first appearances he's either seen from the back, or his face is in shadows. His face is abruptly revealed in the seventh episode, without any real drama.
  • Fame Through Infamy: His goal: recreate the Great Catastrophe to shape a new city in his image, a city for research and experiment without any limits to hold any aspiring scientist back, despite the fact it puts the lives of thousands of innocents at stake. He actually wants to be remembered as "the man who remade the city".
  • Famous Last Words: "I am satisfied with my care."
  • Fanboy: "Countdown To Catastrophe" reveals that he's a huge fan of Lenore Shimamoto's work, as she was a secret scientist and created the Great Catastrophe, making her a famous figure centuries after her death, and it's what Obake attempts to recreate in order to be revered posthumously like Shimamoto was.
  • Fatal Flaw: His inability to recognize that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Granville's lack of supervision combined with his brain damage has driven him to complete his goals, no matter how dangerous or who gets hurt in the process.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Despite his level of respect for Big Hero 6 and for Hiro's intelligence, his plan still involves needlessly endangering countless innocent people.
  • For Science!: His primary motivation. He wants to destroy San Fransokyo and rebuild it into a city of science where he can experiment freely without any limitations.
  • Freak Lab Accident: As a teenager, he was Professor Granville's star student, and she gave him access to the labs after school hours. She had no idea Obake was working on an energy amplifier, a dangerous experiment, which turned awry and gravely injured him. One of the aftereffects of his accident is a brain damage that causes the left side of his face to glow, and to not defer right from wrong.
  • Giggling Villain: More like "Chuckling Villain".
  • Going Down with the Ship: After his plan is foiled and his lair begins to collapse, a dejected Obake refuses Baymax's offer to save him, instead opting to let himself go down with his lair.
  • Guy Liner: The black traits that define his eyes look a lot like eyeliner.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: It's made clear in the pilot that he's planning something for San Fransokyo, and it likely isn't good. See Evil Plan above.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Ironically enough, it was involving Globby in his plan that did him in. He did not see his betrayal coming.
    • All those times Obake spent testing Big Hero 6 and pitting them against greater and greater challenges ultimately means they're more than capable enough to deal with his grand plan when he enacts it.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is a cold, ruthless figure.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He bears some resemblance to his voice actor, Andrew Scott.
  • Invisible Parents: Nothing is known about his family life. Considering his accident at SFIT happened when he was a teenager, either he has a case of Parental Abandonment or he did have his parents' support, but it wasn't enough to keep him on the right track probably because medicine was not advanced enough to treat him 20 years ago.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Tricked Hiro into thinking that his dead brother Tadashi was alive.
    • When he steals Hiro's power amplifier from his lab, he casually tosses Tadashi's cap aside.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While Obake still has some comedic traits, stemming from much of his quietly bombastic personality, he's also shown to be much more adept and subtly creepy than most of the other recurring antagonists.
  • Leitmotif: Ominous ambiance tends to play around him.
  • Lean and Mean: A tall, thin man and the antagonist of Season 1.
  • Mad Hatter: He's aware of his own brain damage, but is content with it because it allows him to pursue his experiments without any guilt holding him back.
  • Mad Scientist: Literally so, as Baymax scans that he's suffering treatable damage to the part of his brain responsible for discerning right from wrong.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is very talented at either manipulating people or at least predicting how they will act. As an example, he concocts an elaborate scheme where he tries to steal a chip that came into Krei's possession. The chip contains Obake's spyware, and Obake only tries to steal it to trick Krei into installing it.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Obake has money on the side to have built his secret lair, as well as the one his minions steal for him, and he's a Sharp-Dressed Man who wears a tailor vest complete with a red cloth in the torso pocket.
  • Meaningful Name: "Obake" is a name for a type of shapeshifting youkai. Over the course of Season One, he reveals himself to be a pretty effective Master of Disguise.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has a red streak in his black hair.
  • Mysterious Past: Though between the present day and his accident, 20 years went by, and we have no idea what happened in Obake's life during that period except a gradual Sanity Slippage.
  • Never Found the Body: Hiro and Baymax never found his body while searching amongst the debris of his destroyed lair. Fred takes advantage of this in Fred the Fugitive by claiming he's returned in an attempt to get the team to go back on patrol after being branded fugitives.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He hires big guns such as Momakase and Globby or builds them (like Trina) to do his work and fight Big Hero 6, while he observes the show from the comfort of his secret lair.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: When he has Hiro captive, he goes all in his personal bubble and puts his hands on his shoulders and back multiple times, which obviously makes Hiro uncomfortable.
  • Not So Different: Despite Hiro stating he's nothing like him, Obake thinks otherwise. And he's right. Both are (were in Obake's case) teen geniuses with difficulty respecting their limits under Professor Granville's teaching. The difference is, Hiro realizes this and learns to respect his limits, while Obake never does and thinks they're only holding him back because of his Childhood Brain Damage, which causes him to lose his sanity to villainy.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: While he may believe his plan to destroy San Fransokyo will result in a place of unrestrained scientific progress and learning, he is also primarily doing this to be "remembered" and so that no one can limit his research. Due to his morality being heavily skewed by his brain damage, he sees scientific progress as an end to itself and doesn't care much about the people it's supposed to benefit.
  • Ominous Multiple Screens: His Supervillain Lair has this setup.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His whole plan is to destroy all of San Fransokyo and remake it into a new city for the gifted.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He managed to fool Honey Lemon with a cowboy hat, fake beard and Nerd Glasses. Justified since Honey Lemon had never met him before.
  • Parental Favoritism: He seems to love Trina more than Noodle Burger Boy, since Trina is a realistic intelligent android, while Noodle Burger Boy is more Literal-Minded and gets on his nerves with his overly-cheerful attitude that disturbs him while he works. Plus, he made Trina himself, while he only stole and reprogrammed Noodle Burger Boy; Trina is his (robotic) daughter and Noodle Burger Boy is "adopted".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His younger self had messy black hair with a bang hiding his right eye.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He hugs Trina and gently caresses her hair while she's deactivating in "The Botfighter".
    • After his plan fails, he removes his programming chip, allowing Baymax to save Hiro.
  • Posthumous Character: Despite passing away in the Season 1 finale, he's still being mentioned through Season 2 and not forgotten by the heroes. "Legacies" is about Trina avenging him and keeping his legacy going.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He was once Professor Granville's top student, until the accident left him with a tumor that makes him to unable to differentiate right from wrong, and is what drives him off the deep end.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Obake wears a lot of black, has a red handkerchief in his pocket and a red strand in his otherwise black hair.
  • Redemption Rejection: Baymax scans him and says his condition is treatable, but Obake brushes him aside: he enjoys living without any moral restraints.
  • Red Herring: Given that the left side of his face glows occasionally, the reveal that he got gravelly injured as a kid in an experiment, and the fact that Trina is his robot daughter, it led to a lot of viewers to think he was a robot or a cyborg of some type which on top of it seemed all but confirmed on a sneak peak screenshot of the season's finale. It turns out said glow is a product of a brain tumor caused by his childhood accident which makes him mentally unstable. The picture of a robot is merely a drone he made to distract Hiro.
  • Red Right Hand: The left side of his skull glows purple on occasion, the result of an unusual tumor he gained following a botched attempt to create an energy amplifier in his youth.
  • The Reveal: In "Countdown to Catastrophe", Granville reveals that Obake was once a pupil of hers once known as Bob Aken.
  • Revenge: Completely averted. You'd think he'd harbor some ill will towards Granville or SFIT, but he doesn't. In fact, he thanks Granville for making him the man he is today.
  • Say My Name: A subdued version for a subdued villain: in "Baymax Returns", Obake ominously Title Drops the show (and the characters) while watching them on his monitors
  • Sanity Slippage: Seems to have gone through one over the past 20 years after his Freak Lab Accident. He slowly goes through a worse one in "Countdown to Catastrophe". When Globby helps Hiro escape, Obake, who's normally calm and collected, becomes actually furious for the first time and angrily orders Momakase to bring him back.
  • Scare Chord: He tends to produce these. This goes all the way back to his first appearance.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: When he goes undercover to steal from Honey Lemon, he gives his name as "Herman Ekabo."
  • Shadow Archetype: Just as Yokai was who Hiro might have become if he had let his desire for revenge against the person who took away someone he dearly loved overtake him, Obake is who Hiro could be if he didn't set limits for himself or care about who gets hurt in his experiments. Obake himself sees the similarities.
  • The Silent Bob: Only in the chibi shorts. Bonus points for his name actually being Bob.
  • Silent Snarker: Again, only in the chibi shorts. His facial expressions are priceless.
  • Skunk Stripe: He has a reddish-orange streak in his otherwise dark hair.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives a terrifying one in "Killer App" before he kidnaps Noodle Burger Boy.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: He grows an obsession in Hiro when he sees the two of them are Not So Different, and the instant he knows his identity, he follows his everyday life and tests him from the shadows, with the intention of becoming his Evil Mentor.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: His real name turns out to be Bob Aken.
  • Supervillain Lair: Has one on the coast of San Fransokyo's Bay, which has a part that's underwater.
  • Surrounded by Idiots:
    • Obake is a fairly dangerous and serious villain, while his henchmen, such as Globby and Noodle Burger Boy, are more prone to comedic and idiotic moments. He's clearly irritated by their antics as he tries to work in "Kentucky Kaiju":
      Obake: [rubbing his temples] Stop. Talking.
    • In Nega-Globby, photos shown on Dibs/Globby's phone shows that Obake is not only not smiling in the photos, he seems annoyed to be bothered while he works.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's a tall, slender and ominous individual with a sarcastic side.
  • Teen Genius: Was one in his youth, just like Hiro.
  • Theme Naming: Obake is a type of yokai. On another level, "Bob", his real name, is a diminutive of "Robert", Yokai's real name.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: A genius criminal mastermind whose real name is Bob.
  • Trap Master: Obake takes this Up to Eleven. In "Rivalry Weak", once he introduces himself to Big Hero 6, he lures them into an abandoned warehouse with three different Death Trap rooms, which contains riddles than Big Hero 6 must decipher in order to escape the room and survive.
  • Truly Single Parent: He built Trina, and she considers him her father. By how he caresses her hair in her debut episode, it's shown that Obake also cares about her the way he would for a daughter. Noodle Burger Boy also considers Obake his "daddy".
  • Two-Faced: A downplayed variant. His face looks rather normal, but once he lives a strong emotion like anger or excitement, the left side of his face glows a bright purple. It's due to a Freak Lab Accident in his youth.
  • The Unfettered: Likely at least in part due to both his brain damage and Granville not setting proper limits for him as a student, he has no problem destroying the entire city in order to create a better one.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The flashbacks involving him in his youth from "Mini-Max" shows that Obake used to be a kid who was passionate about science and was excited to show his work to his teacher. Professor Granville even talked about him about a kid who wanted to make the world a better place.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: His real name is "Bob Aken". Lampshaded by Fred when he finds out.
  • Uncertain Doom: While he chooses to remain in his collapsing lair, the episode makes his fate nebulous.
  • Underwater Base: His main lair is underneath San Fransokyo Bay.
  • Viler New Villain: While Yokai of the movie pays no mind to collateral damage, he is avenging his beloved daughter, his temporarily Lack of Empathy is caused by his grief, and he pulls Heel–Face Turn in the Series. Obake is The Sociopath who wants to recreate the Great Catastrophe in order to be remembered as the man who rebuilt the city into a world of science and knowledge. He is willing to kill millions of innocent people For Science! When he is offered a chance to turn from villainy, he refuses.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: He's the serious, creepy Vile Villain in contrast to Globby and Noodle Burger Boy's Laughable Lackeys.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Obake, despite his occasional quirks, is a disturbingly dark and wicked villain for such a light-hearted and optimistic series. He's an Omnicidal Maniac who's willing to destroy an entire city and rebuild it to his vision at the cost of the lives of millions of people.
  • Villainous Breakdown: It's more subdued, but he's clearly shocked and subsequently saddened to see his plan come apart, to the point that he doesn't even bother trying to save himself as his lair collapses around him.
  • Villainous BSoD: After Big Hero 6 save the city, he's uncharacteristically heartbroken that everything he'd worked for up to that moment had been for naught, lamenting that he could have built San Fransokyo into something "perfect". Baymax offers to save him, but he refuses and orders him to save Hiro, believing they still could have done great things together. As his lair crumbles around him, Obake quietly sits in his chair and tells Baymax he's satisfied with his care, resigning himself to his fate.
  • Villainous Legacy: His actions have left consequences for all of San Fransokyo to deal with, and Trina is determined to make sure his dream lives on.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: His very last action is to release Baymax from his control to save Hiro, his Worthy Opponent, and when Baymax insists on trying to help him, he tells Baymax he doesn't want to be saved, and seems to prefer to die alongside his plan.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Played with. He goes to Aunt Cass' cafe in "Kentucky Kaiju" because he wants to see how his latest plan is affecting Hiro.
  • Villain Respect:
    • He respects Big Hero 6's intellect and ability to perform heroics, and thus views them as a Worthy Opponent.
    • In the Season 1 finale, when his evil plans are thwarted, he releases Baymax from his control and tells him to go back to Hiro. He could have kept Baymax under his control to stay with him, but it's implied that he respects Big Hero 6 enough (particularly Hiro, Baymax, and indirectly, Tadashi) that he sees their genius minds as worthy enough to entrust the care of the world to and didn't want that to go to waste.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: In Hiro. Some of his plans amount to nothing more than testing the local boy genius, and it's implied he may believe they're Not So Different. The finale reveals he wants to take Hiro in as his own protégé.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: He is a villain with high and sharp cheekbones.
  • Visionary Villain: His plan is revealed in the season 1 finale to be recreating the Great Catastrophe and the city's subsequent rebirth.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: His preferred method of talking is through phones, or hacking into various objects to communicate.
  • We Can Rule Together: He plans to take Hiro in as a student so he could "reach his full potential", and rebuild what's left of San Fransokyo together after Obake succeed in recreating the Great Catastrophe.
  • Wham Shot: At the end of "Issue 188", his face glows.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Implied by how Obake's Evil Plan consists of wiping the entire city, killing millions of innocents, children included. And even if he wants Hiro by his side as his student, he tests his intelligence with gambits that most of the time put Hiro's life at stake.
    Obake: If [Hiro] is smart, he'll survive.
  • Xanatos Gambit: After he decides Big Hero 6 are a threat to his plans, Obake enacts several plots against them that seem to fail... but in fact, help him learn more about the heroes.
  • You Have Failed Me: Narrowly averted. When Yama fails to retrieve the alloy for Obake, he barely escapes a murder attempt from him by making an army of Baymax exoskeletons to get the alloy for him. He warns Yama not to deceive him next time.
  • You're Insane!: Hiro calls Obake crazy to think he'd ever join his side.

    Globby 

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    Noodle Burger Boy 

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    Momakase 

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    Trina 

Trina

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Trina's human body (Click here to see her second human body)
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Trina's mecha body
Voiced by: Christy Carlson Romano
Appearances: The Series (debut: "The Bot-Fighter")

"Don't you get it, Hamada? I survived to carry on father's legacy! To fulfill his dream!"

A young bot-fighter, who turns out to be Obake's robotic daughter.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Noodle Burger Boy calls her "sis".
  • Aloof Big Sister: Though she does care about Noodle Burger Boy and is protective of him, Trina has her moments where she's harsh and dismissive of him. It's justified since Noodle Burger Boy annoys her while she works.
  • Arc Villain: Of the second season's two-part finale, "Legacies".
  • Artificial Family Member: She's Obake's robotic daughter. While he mainly built her to lure Hiro, he seems to see her as more than just an artificial intelligence, as seen when he hugs her and runs his hand through her hair in a fatherly way.
  • Artificial Human: What she turns out to be. She's an overly-realistic teenage girl android created by Obake.
  • Avenging the Villain: Trina's goal in the second season is to avenge Obake's name after he got defeated by Big Hero 6.
  • Ax-Crazy: As of "Legacies", Trina becomes just as unhinged and bloodthirsty as her father.
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears a black longcoat in the Season 2 finale not only to firmly establish her as the heir of her father's name, but also as the Big Bad of said finale.
  • Bald Woman: Downplayed. She has a mohawk (and later an fringe with an undercut), but the rest of her head is shaved off, similarly to Obake's haircut.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her first appearance she wears a T-shirt that is too short to cover her belly.
  • Becoming the Mask: Downplayed. While Trina always set up Hiro to go back to botfighting (due to her Undying Loyalty to Obake), she's shown to have really considered him her friend and her plea to stay in it with her seemed genuine.
  • Beneath Notice: Hiro never considered the possibility of her being involved with the thefts involving bot-fights because she always lost. He later realizes this was intentional.
  • The Big Gal: After her upgrade.
  • Big Girl, Little Guy: The Big Girl to Noodle Burger Boy's Little Guy.
  • Big Sister Instinct: In "Internabout", Trina spends most of the episode equipping herself to help her "brother", Noodle Burger Boy, even though it's obvious she finds him annoying.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems to be a nice, friendly girl towards Hiro in her debut episode. Turns out this whole time, she was the one behind the bot thefts and drops her nice friendly façade when Hiro unmasks her. Also important to know Obake programmed her to lure Hiro back into the botfighting world so he'll be out of his way. In "Legacies", she also managed to get Krei to make her the head of a secret robotics department, after only one meeting.
  • Boyish Short Hair: In "Legacies", Trina cuts her hair in a short side fringe to look more identical to her father.
  • Brainy Brunette: Enforced. Obake built her to be a competent and highly-realistic android and gave her brown hair.
  • Collector of the Strange: She collects what Obake calls "trinkets", which derives from her programming and annoys him.
  • Cool Big Sis: Noodle Burger Boy sees her as such. He even calls her "sis".
  • Costume Evolution: Her attire changes a lot over the course of 2 seasons. In Season 1, Trina wears normal teenager clothing. In Season 2, after Obake's death and her previous body's malfunctioning, Trina builds a new mecha body which is much more powerful and useful when she's in the middle of the action. By "Legacies", Trina has a backup human body that she used to become affiliated with Krei Tech, which wears a tailored suit and grey sweater that copies Obake's look, grounding her as the finale's Big Bad.
  • The Cracker: Can hack into bot-fighter's robots and use them to commit thefts and blame the bot-fighters for it. "Legacies" also shows her using Obake's hacking code and impersonating him to throw off Big Hero 6.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She goes through the team like they're nothing thanks to her new update in "Internabout".
  • Cute and Psycho: She might be a pretty teenage girl at first glance, but she's actually the evil android daughter of a Mad Scientist who's devoted to him and keeping his legacy alive.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Just like her father, she has those.
  • Daddy's Girl: Definitely towards Obake. She sees him as her father and loves him deeply, and Obake cares about her in return.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She's Obake's android daughter, who is loyal and devoted to him. In return, Obake is caring towards her and seems to see her as more than just a robotic minion like Noodle Burger Boy. When Obake dies in the ending of Season 1, Trina vows to avenge her father, defeat Big Hero 6 and destroy the city in a robotic revolution in his honor.
  • Dark Action Girl: Post-updated body, Trina is strong and curb-stomps the team like it's no biggie.
  • Dark Chick: Of Obake's team. Though she shares that spot with Momakase, but contrary to her, Trina remains devoted to Obake after his death.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a sarcastic streak and a sharp tongue that only Obake is safe from.
  • Delinquent Hair: Gains a mohawk in Season 2, before changing her hair in an emo-style undercut similarly to her father's when he was a teenager, along with red streaks like his adult haircut.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: She'd rather focus on avenging her father than deal with her "little brother" Noodle Burger Boy's annoying antics.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: In "Legacies" where she dyes her hair black to resemble Obake more. It brings out her pale complexion.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares a lot for her "father" Obake and her "little brother" Noodle Burger Boy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: "Lie Detector" shows that Trina seems a tad disturbed that supervillains "turn into monsters these days".
  • Evil All Along: She appears to become Hiro's new bot-fighter friend, but all this time, she was the one behind the bot heists.
  • Evil Genius: Like father, like daughter. It's justified since being a creation of her father's, Trina possesses all the resources to recreate Obake's inventions the same way he did.
  • Evil Makeover: Although already an antagonist, her new look in Season 2 is much more villainous and anchors her as a more dangerous threat to Big Hero 6. She gets another one in "Legacies", where she copies her father's look by dying her hair black with red streaks, to ground her as Obake's living legacy.
  • Evil Wears Black: She sports a black trenchcoat in "Legacies".
  • Facepalm: Her reaction to Noodle Burger Boy trying to destroy Baymax and Hiro with ketchup.
  • Fille Fatale: Downplayed. Trina is very flirty with Hiro, considering they're about the same age, but what makes it disturbing is how Obake programmed her as such in order to lure Hiro back into bot-fighting. She basically acts like a Fille Fatale Spy.
  • Final Boss: She's the main antagonist of Season 2's finale.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears these in Season 1 as part of her "teen rebel" look.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible Sibling to Noodle Burger Boy's Foolish Sibling.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Inverted. Her new design in Season 2 looks far more tomboy-ish compared to her original Season 1 look.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Though it might be how Obake programmed her, Trina wears a pink shirt, jeans with stars and has long hair, while being simultaneously into bot-fighting and has an overall "teen rebel" look and personality. By Season 2, she goes more into tomboy territory when she upgrades herself and cuts her hair.
  • Hack Your Enemy: Her speciality during bot-fights.
  • Honey Trap: A G-Rated version. Trina is quite flirty with Hiro in her debut episode, but turns out it was simply to lure him back into the botfighting world as it's what Obake programmed her to do.
  • I Have Your Daughter: She jumps at the opportunity to kidnap Megan and threaten to hurt her so that her father and his troops stay out of her tail.
  • Important Haircut: Cutting her long hair into a mohawk indicates her newfound role as a recurring antagonist. Later, she changes her hair similarly to how Obake's looked (black with red streaks) to cement her "Daddy's Little Villain" role in "Legacies".
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She does look like a younger Christy Carlson Romano with blue eyes.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Subverted. Seems to hint her friendly nature to Hiro at first, but turns out to be a case of Icy Blue Eyes as well as hinting her being Obake's "daughter", since Obake has Icy Blue Eyes as well.
  • Jerkass Ball: Her treatment of Noodle Burger Boy in "Write Turn Here" was way harsher than usual, as it saddened him and she didn't seem to care.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: In "Legacies", Trina wears a black tailored suit that resembles Obake's clothing when she reveals her plan to Hiro and her secret affiliation with Krei Tech.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Just like Obake, she's an Evil Genius with skills into robotics who takes a liking to Hiro. Though it's partially how Obake programmed her, Trina was shown from the beginning to develop her own personality and goals outside of it.
  • Little Miss Badass: Combined with a mecha body, on top of that!
  • Little Miss Con Artist: Similarly to Hiro in the movie, she pretended to lose in all her bot-fights. This permitted her to hack into her opponents' robots without them knowing and frame them for her thefts.
  • Losing Your Head: When Hiro is taken to Obake's lair, he sees her head on a table. Becomes a Running Gag in "Internabout", where her head constantly falls off her neck. It pushes her to upgrade herself to a new body.
  • Made of Iron: A literal example after her Evil Makeover.
  • Madness Makeover: During the climax of "Legacies", Trina's face gets almost fully damaged after Megamax throws her on the other side of the city, with only her right eye remaining to make her look remotely human. When that happens, all of Trina's programmed sanity goes out the window.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Trina is Obake's (robotic) daughter, and she has a pretty teenage girl appearance.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Her goal from her very introduction was to make Hiro go back to bot-fighting in order for him to stay away from Obake's path. Though she seems to have actually cared about him the brief time they were friends.
    • In "Legacies", she managed to get Krei to make her head of the robotics department after only one meeting.
  • Mini-Mecha: Her new body in Season 2 definitely counts as this.
  • Meaningful Appearance: Her blue eyes foreshadow her tie to Obake.
  • Meaningful Name: Trina comes from the latin "trena", which ties with the Holy Trinity. Over the course of two seasons, Trina has three different bodies: the teenage girl body, the mecha body and the human body who looks like Obake. Three different bodies who all embody one thing: Obake's legacy.
  • Nice Hat: Wears blue and purple beanies in Season 1 as part of her "teen rebel" look.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Turns out her whole goal about keeping Obake's legacy going was the key to her defeat, as Hiro was inspired to preserve another legacy instead: He copied Tadashi's chip and inserted them in the Buddy Guardians and thus, used Tadashi's legacy against Trina.
  • Not So Different: Exploited by Obake and Trina; she was programmed as a bot-fighter in order to convince Hiro to go back to botfighting since he excels at it.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Just like Hiro in the movie, she pretends to be a newbie at bot-fighting only to fool her opponents and hack their robots.
  • Older Alter Ego: Trina makes herself an adult body so she can get a contract with Krei Tech to build new police robots as part of her plan.
  • Pet the Dog: Sees Noodle Burger Boy as her little brother and is shown to be greatly protective of him.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears a pink shirt in her initial look.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: She's perfectly able to have her body parts (such as her head) detached from the rest of her body, since she is a robot. However, her head has difficulty staying in place, which pushes Trina to build herself a new, stronger body.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her mecha body has different purple highlights, and makes her a much more dangerous foe than she initially was with her android body.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Seals her position as a recurring antagonist once she upgrades herself to a mecha body that is purple in color.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long loose hair reaching the bottom of her back. In Season 2, she cuts them into a mohawk, stating "they got in the way".
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: In the Season 2 finale, her jet black hair brings out her pale skin.
  • Revenge: Her main objective in Season 2, after Obake's death.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Until her Robotic Reveal where she opens her face, you wouldn't think for a second she's actually a robot due to how she behaves exactly like a human would compared to other robot characters.
  • Robot Girl: Obake built Trina to look and behave exactly like a normal teenage girl in order to lure Hiro back into botfighting and out of his way.
  • Robotic Psychopath: While she wasn't innocent in Season 1, she's much more active and dangerous in Season 2. Her goal is to create a robotic revolution and make her father's dream of having the city destroyed come true. It goes without saying that Obake's death didn't help her morality at all.
  • Robotic Reveal: It turns out that she's a robot made by Obake, whom she considers her father.
  • Sanity Slippage: Over the course of "Legacies", Trina becomes more and more unstable and goes completely ballistic towards the end.
  • Shared Family Quirks: She does the same screen change hand motion Obake did.
  • Siblings in Crime: With Noodle Burger Boy as of Season 2.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has two white streaks in her hair. In "Legacies", she changes her haircut to resembles Obake's, dyeing it black with red streaks.
  • Smart People Build Robots: Takes a robot to know how to build other robots, right?
  • Techno Dystopia: Her goal in "Legacies". She wants to destroy humanity starting with San Fransokyo as it's what Obake dreamt of.
  • Teen Genius: Is very skilled with building robots. Justified, since Obake programs her as such.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Trina pre-update? Teenage girl body, constantly loses her head and can't do much. Trina post-update? Taller, stronger, Made of Iron and beats her opponents with ease.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her father, Obake. She'd do anything for him, even after his death.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She gradually becomes more and more deranged over the course of "Legacies".
  • Villainous Crush: She appears to have one for Hiro, despite being an android and Hiro being human.
  • Villainous Legacy: The whole point of "Legacies" is Trina wanting to keep Obake's legacy going through her, and destroy the city like her father dreamt of.
  • We Can Rule Together: On two occasions:
    • In "The Botfighter", it's more of a downplayed version of Trina trying to convince Hiro to stick to botfighting considering he loves it so much. When Hiro refuses, she creates a gigantic robot made of all the robots she hacked and makes it attack him while she escapes.
    • In "Legacies", she asks Baymax to join her Techno Dystopia. When he tries to convince her robots are supposed to help humans, Trina does a 180° and orders him destroyed.
  • We Used to Be Friends: "Legacies" indicates that Trina really did consider Hiro her friend despite her father's programming, as she tells Megan she and Hiro "used to be a thing".
  • Wham Shot: In "The Botfighter", seeing her face open and revealing robotic insides.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After being subdued by Hiro in "Legacies", we have no idea what happens to her. Since she is a robot and not a human, she is most probably deactivated rather than arrested.
  • Woman Scorned: She's implied to really have had concrete feelings for Hiro in her debut episode, and she later blames him for Obake's death, which causes her to try and destroy him out of revenge.
  • Would Hurt a Child: An interesting case considering she's programmed as a teenager. Nevertheless, she's an android that attempts to harm Hiro and threatens to kill Megan in "Legacies".
  • Yandere: Constantly switches between being somewhat friendly and flirty to Hiro and reminding him of their former friendship, to attempting to kill him and his friends.
  • You Killed My Father: Trina blames Obake's death on Big Hero 6, and vows to avenge her father by destroying them and the whole city in the process, as Obake planned to do.
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