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Sycorax's headquarters

An esteemed biotech company founded by 23 year old scientist Liv Amara, whose goal is to study and improve the environment through bio-friendly and environmental means. After Obake's defeat, monsters start to appear around the city, whom Hiro directly linked to Sycorax's projecst and Amara's public appearances.

  • Eldritch Location: The Sycorax building has an eerie shape reminescent of a DNA structure, which makes the place look more sinister, especially at night.
  • Evil Corp: To the eye of the public, it looks like your revolutionary, bio-friendly tech company. However, it's ruled with an iron fist by Liv Amara, who uses her wealth and tech to turn Sycorax into a monster factory by bribing criminals and blackmailing people. However, it's subverted, as the real Liv Amara is an Honest Corporate Executive, but her clone Diane uses illegal means to get the money for the research of the cure she needs.
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  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Sycorax is associated to the color green, fitting for an Evil Corp.
  • Meaningful Name: Sycorax is the witch who was the mother of the monster Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The company is run by a woman who makes monsters.

    Liv Amara 

Diane "Di"/Liv Amara
"At Sycorax, we believe in progress at any cost."

Voiced by: Mara Wilson
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Big Problem")

A self-made billionaire whose company, Sycorax, specializes in bio-technology. She serves as the main antagonist of the first half of Season 2. She's revealed to be a clone made by the real Liv Amara named Diane, whose goal is to find her creator a cure after an experiment gone wrong gives her a rare deadly condition.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Not literally an AI, but the same principle. As a clone, "Di" was literally programmed with one purpose, the same way Chris was programmed to be the perfect assistant: her entire reason for being is to cure Liv. Her life has no other focus, and has no morals, no inhibitions and holds no restrictions towards that goal. Because of this, she goes completely off the rails and starts robbing people to fund research, kidnapping people to get that research done, and mutating people to ensure these goals are completed. By the time the real Liv wakes up, she's horrified at the sheer destruction her creation has wrought.
  • Alternative-Self Name-Change: In a sense. She is a clone of the real Liv Amara, who gave her the name Diane, or "Di".
  • Always Someone Better: Krei refuses to believe that she's better than he is in every way.
  • Arc Villain: For the "City of Monsters" arc of Season 2. Sure enough, at the end of the arc, she's arrested and isn't seen again.
  • Artificial Human: She is actually Diane, a clone made by the real Liv Amara to find a cure for her deadly condition. The real Liv Amara is in stasis while Diane impersonates her while trying to find a cure.
  • Ascended Extra: She had one minor appearance in a Season 1 episode. Here in Season 2, she's the Big Bad and her personality (and the multiple ones she uses) are more developed.
  • Author Vocabulary Calendar: Lampshaded and used as a plot point. The fact that 99% of her answers contain the words "investing", "Sycorax", and "future" and the vagueness of her answers tip Hiro off that she is hiding something.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's ready to kill anyone who's too close to discovering her plans.
  • The Baroness: An attractive, sadistic CEO who's ready to everything to get to her ends.
  • The Beastmaster: A Mad Scientist variation. She turns people into monsters she can control by sending impulses to their brain to make them think what she wants.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Is an attractive 23 year old woman, and the main antagonist of the second season.
  • Beneath the Mask: Underneath her kind, likable facade is a sociopath who seems to take pleasure in her ruthless acts of villainy.
  • Benevolent Boss: She believes in treating her employees well, unlike Krei, who doesn't give good pay and can be an ass to his workers. Actually averted since she only treated her employees well because that's how the real Liv treated them; since Di impersonated Liv, she treated them the same way so no one could see the difference.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 2's "City of Monsters" arc.
  • Big Bad Friend: To Karmi, who has no idea who Liv truly is and sees her as her "BFF".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She appears to be a nice, charismatic person. Beneath this front, she is eerily ruthless and amoral, having no qualms with experimenting on human beings and turning them into monsters.
  • Blackmail:
    • As "Prey Date" reveals, Di was the one who turned Orso Knox into a monster in the first place back in "Big Problem", and blackmails him into funding her unless her wants to be turned back into his monster form.
    • In "Something's Fishy", she bails out High Voltage out of jail, but when they turn down the occasion to work with her since they want a normal life, she threatens to call the police on them and states no one will believe criminals like High Voltage were bailed out by her, since she gave the police new K-9 units and is overall loved and seen as an angel by the public, leaving them no choice but to work for her.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: In "Prey Date", Amara says that Orso Knox did not "pay" her, he invested, in her and in his own future (because she can turn him back into a monster anytime she wants).
  • Blatant Lies: Everything that comes out of her mouth, since as stated in Author Vocabulary Calendar above, Liv uses always the same words in her public statement, which obviously mean she's not convincing and hides something. Only the audience and the titular team don't believe a word coming from her, while everyone else is oblivious to Liv's lies.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Karmi, once she discovers Hiro was right all along about Liv being a monstrous evil scientist.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She debuts in "Big Problem" and other than a short cameo in the season 1 finale, she doesn't appear again until season 2, where she is the Big Bad of the first arc.
  • The Chessmaster: Like Obake. Liv is manipulative and sly, using schemes (such as the creation of the Mayoi) to keep her Evil Plan a secret while still being seen as a kind business woman, playing everyone around like a pack of cards.
  • Clones Are People, Too: By the end of "City Of Monsters" Di is still alive and treated as her own person seperate from Liv as she is arrested.
  • Collective Identity: "Liv Amara" is a name shared by the original woman and her clone, Diane.
  • Consummate Liar: Part of being a Manipulative Bitch. Liv is a very good liar and can deceive and trick anyone into taking her side or doing what she wants. Proof: she even deceived Baymax's Living Lie Detector!
  • Contralto of Danger: Has a low-pitched, mellow voice tone for a 23 year old, hinting at her evil nature.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Obake stayed out of the spotlight, and predominantly utilized robotics in his schemes. Liv Amara, however, is a businesswoman who is beloved by the public, and heavily prefers bio-engineering. Obake is mentally ill as a result of his growing brain tumour, but all the while refuses to have it treated, even seeing it as a blessing. Diane on the other hand goes to great lengths to treat the real Liv's illness, and is what primarily drives her villainous actions. Obake is Affably Evil who is genuinely civil and polite to both his subordinates and enemies, and even shows a display of empathy towards his own creation Trina and treats her like a daughter. Liv is Faux Affably Evil whose relationships with others a merely a means to an end, with even her creation/assistant Chris being seen more of a pet than an actual person. The difference goes all the way down to how they treat their younger counterparts: Hiro and Karmi respectively. While Obake and Hiro are enemies, the former genuinely respects the latter and wishes for Hiro to be his protégé, and in his final moments goes his way to save Hiro's life. Karmi admires Liv and does become her protégée, but Liv is nothing more than a False Friend who has no qualms trying to have Karmi killed when she interferes with her plans. She's also, notably, instead of being an Evil Counterpart to Hiro, is revealed to be one to Baymax.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: As she herself puts it, Sycorax is dedicated to progress "at any cost", which includes creating monsters out of humans through illegal experimentation. She is also just fine with aligning herself with criminals like Momakase and High Voltage, and breaking them out of jail.
  • Cute and Psycho: She gives herself a dorky Genki Girl persona, but she's batshit insane.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to Hiro as he is accusing her of being behind the monster mutations during a public speaker's event.
  • Death Trap: Enjoys these, mostly of the "leave problem alone with something with tons of teeth" variety. The most drawn out example is in "Prey Date,' where after Karmi and Hiro get to close to her plans she locks them in Sycorax' sub-basement and lets loose the monster Orso Knox. However, she fails to realize that even as a monster, Knox's human side wouldn't allow him to hurt them. She does manage to turn the "failure" of the trap to her advantage, though. She sets up another involving monster Karmi and Hiro in "City of Monsters," but that likewise fails for similar reasons.
  • Deadly Euphemism: She gives people "upgrades". That means turning them into monsters, usually on her leash.
  • Determinator: A villainous example. Liv will do anything and go through anyone in order to cure the real Liv.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The sole person she cares about is the real Liv, who's her creator that Di considers almost like a sister.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: And Liv knows it. Liv is a blonde woman who’s loved by the city due to her charisma, environment-friendly inventions and wanting to (supposedly) make the world a better place. Little do they know, it's a huge, huge façade, as Liv is a ruthless villain and a lying, manipulative psychopath who won't hesitate to break the law to get to her ends.
  • Evil All Along: Is introduced in "Big Problem" as a kind, charismatic business woman. Season 2 reveals she's a sociopath and a Hidden Agenda Villain.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She treats her monsters as mere beasts and so consistently fails to realize that people - especially good people - will retain some of their humanity and fight her control, especially if made to do something they never would normally. While she does make attempts to force them to obey, it continues to be something she fails to adequately predict. Di doesn't understand why the real Liv felt ashamed of her actions when it was all working toward curing her.
  • Evil Counterpart: "Lie Detector" reveals she is this to Baymax. Just as Baymax is devoted to caring for Hiro, she will go to great lengths to cure the real Liv, but unlike Baymax she is willing to break the laws of society and nature to do it. "City Of Monsters" makes it clearer, by framing her origins alongside Baymax's: in one half, we see a video of Tadashi making Baymax with help from others, resulting in him creating something capable of helping people. In the second half, we see a similar video of Liv creating Diane, but she was forced to do so all alone and desperate, and so creates something that corrupts her good intentions. Di's drive is very similar to Baymax's, but she has none of his nobility.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: What the Liv Amara we met since "Big Problem" actually is. The real Liv Amara is an Ill Girl and in stasis while the fake Liv, a clone named Diane, impersonates her and commits horrible experiments on humans while trying to find a cure to save her creator.
  • Evil Genius: Just like Obake before her, Liv is a brilliant scientist and a cunning, manipulative figure that sees her world like a game of chess.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: She intends to "improve on Mother Nature's work", which means giving biological enhancements to people that turns them into powerful monsters.
  • Evil Wears Black: Wore a black gown in her debut episode. Can count as foreshadowing since it was before her villain reveal.
  • Exact Words: Liv tells Hiro that "Liv Amara" is not responsible for the monsters, which Baymax determines to be the truth. This is because the real Liv Amara is being kept in stasis because of an unidentified disease, while the Liv Amara we know is a clone created by the real Liv named Diane.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Liv is an absolutely beautiful woman, and seems like a nice, friendly person at first glance. Behind closed doors, however, she's cruel, ruthless and amoral.
  • False Flag Operation: Liv gets Mr. Sparkles to claim responsibility for the monster attacks while she helps to foil him, thereby throwing any suspicion off herself. Big Hero 6 doesn't buy it for a moment, but the rest of the public does.
  • False Friend: Is this to Karmi, who has no idea of Liv's true colors and sees her as her "BFF". Comes to it’s head in “City of Monsters,” where Liv plans to cut Karmi loose instantly the moment their work hits a snag outside of her expertise, then decides she’s better served as a test subject to throw at BH6.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts poised and kind, but it's all an act to hide her monstrous real side.
  • Finger-Tenting: Pictured above, as her villainous side is revealed to the audience in "Seventh Wheel".
  • Foil:
    • To Krei.
    • To Karmi.
      • Both are two-faced in different ways. Karmi's "nice girl" act was only in front of Granville to annoy Hiro, and dropped it by "Failure Mode". As for Liv, she gives herself a nice mask in public only to hide how monstrous she truly is. Also, Character Development turns Karmi into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, while Liv becomes more immoral and villainous as episodes go on.
      • Both are passionate about their scientific work and would rather not interact with people if they aren't interested in that same passion. While both biologists, Karmi has a strong sense of morality by how she was ready to work in a basement with a feral monster Knox on the loose loose to ensure that he gets cured, and also by how she cares about Hiro's well-being despite not getting along with him. As for Liv, she has no sense of morals, doesn't care about the consequences of her actions, and is even thrilled to commit them.
      • They also seem to be a bit oblivious about how their male counterpart feels about them, with Amara being unaware of Krei's envy of her and Karmi being unaware that Hiro, a boy she sees as her rival, is the hero she crushes on. Both Krei and Hiro also express immaturity when talking about their female counterparts as well.
  • Foreshadowing: She is quick to dismiss Baymax once she learns Hiro isn't the creator and to fund Karmi's project right after seeing it. It makes sense once you realize Di needs everything she can get her hands on to cure the real Liv.
  • Freudian Excuse: The real Liv Amara is an Ill Girl who got sick after testing parasynths on herself and the experiment went horribly wrong. Out of time, Liv cloned herself so someone could save her. Di, the Liv clone, cares about her like her own sister and is ready to do anything to cure her. And since Liv's days were numbered, Di has not enough time on earth to have a moral compass and standards, thus explaining how cruel and insane she is.
  • Genki Girl: Downplayed and subverted. Liv can have moments where she seems cheerful and excited, but it's all a mask to hide how crazy and twisted she is.
  • Given Name Reveal: In "City of Monsters", she shows Hiro the real Liv in the pod and tells him that her real name is Di, short for Diane.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Diane was created to save Liv Amara, a goal that she fulfills, but with numerous consequences and potentially ruined lives for everyone involved.
  • Granola Girl: A rare, surprising villainous exemple. She sees herself as a "Mother Nature protégée", uses ecologic technology and Sycorax contains lots of bio food. Yet, she's a villain. Though she exploits this trope in order to be seen as a good person and have no one doubt her intentions.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Exploited by Liv. Liv is a blonde-haired woman who gives herself a "Mother Nature"-loving façade, and is seen as a kind, charismatic individual by the public. Behind closed doors, she's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing and a ruthless sociopath.
  • Hate Sink: Unlike the sympathetic Callahan and cool Obake, Liv is a manipulative Corrupt Corporate Executive who turns people into monsters often without their consent, blackmails people into supporting her, treats her assistant like a pet and manipulates Karmi and pretends to be her friend while she couldn't care less about her and sees her as nothing but a pawn. Fans officially state she crossed the line when she mutates Karmi and attempts to force her to eat Hiro.
  • He Knows Too Much:
    • She let Knox loose from his cell and had him attack Karmi and Hiro when they were too close to discover her plans.
    • In "City of Monsters", she tries to mutate Hiro after he cures the real Liv since he's the only one who knows her real identity and the reasons she did her horrible actions.
  • Heroism Addict: Hiro publicly asks her what exactly her company does and why monsters seem to show up wherever she goes, and her company seems to benefit from them. In response, she creates the mayoi who wreak havoc in the city. She also creates a serum which can change the Mayoi back to their tiny, cute forms and helps Big Hero 6 defeat them, reinforcing her good publicity while Mr. Sparkles, who is controlling them, takes credit for all the monster attacks.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: We have no idea why Liv does illegal mutations on those who fund her, and what it has to do with the real Liv Amara who's in stasis. Turns out both have nothing to do with one another, as the mutations are done For the Evulz to get fundings while she works on her real endgame; curing the real Liv.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She created Bessie from scratch using a tech-nullifying meteor and bear DNA. Turns out since she can't control Bessie like her other monsters, Bessie easily committed her Heel–Face Turn and used her electro beams to transform the monsters back into humans, thus contributing to Di's defeat.
  • Hot Scientist: An attractive Mad Scientist.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Di mutates Karmi, and uses her to kidnap and later blackmail Hiro into curing the real Liv in exchange of Karmi's human form. Considering who she is, it was all a trick of course.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: What she says to Liv to excuse all her horrible actions in order to save her life. But to her surprise, Liv dismisses all of it and is rightfully ashamed of her.
  • I Lied: She promises to turn Karmi and all the monsters back into humans if Hiro and Baymax cure the real Liv. Once that is done... Di goes back on her word and tries to mutate Hiro for being the only one who knows of her plan and who she is.
  • Kick the Dog: That woman is a professional dog-kicker:
    • When she comes to visit SFIT, she's eager to ask about Baymax to Hiro, but as soon as Hiro clarifies that Tadashi was the one who created Baymax, she immediately loses interest despite Hiro stating he's added additional features to Baymax and still being able to answer her questions.
    • She turned Orso Knox into a monster, then helped cure him (after months of deliberate delays) under the condition that he continually invest in Sycorax or else she will turn him right back to his monstrous state. Judging by his appearance in the "City of Monsters" episodes, she had no intention of keeping her promise regardless of his investments.
    • She manipulates the friendless Karmi and fakes her friendship with her in order to use Karmi's inventions and participation (both unbeknownst to her) into her Evil Plan.
    • She’s makes it clear that she intends to cut Karmi loose the moment they learn that they need robotics knowledge to finish the cure, which Karmi doesn’t have, all while still lying to her face. Noticeably, since Karmi’s earnest drive to help leads her to work with Hiro and thus actually solves the problem, had Liv actually gone through with it, she would have been hurting herself in her callousness. What’s worse, when Karmi does come to her with the solution, all Liv cares about is her connection to Hiro (whom she had just found out is a member of BH6), and so she ignores the cure she has in favour of betraying Karmi and turning her into another monster.
    • In "City of Monsters", Hiro cures the real Liv, and how does Di thank him? She attempts to turn him into a monster because now he is "a loose end".
  • Knight of Cerebus: To the audience, at least. The instant Liv's villainy is revealed, she showcases to be far more dangerous and psychotic than Obake before her, and establishes Season 2 as much darker than Season 1.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: She's basically this towards the real Liv Amara. She's determined to saving her life, and she causes the most cruel and amoral actions to get to this goal, caring about no one else but her. Inverted as in she's younger than her due to being her clone.
  • Know When to Fold Them: When she tried to create Nega-Globby, but it proved to be unstable, Liv decides it's not worth the trouble trying to get it back under control.
  • Lady in Red: She is the villain, she wears a red dress, and has the basic instinct of sitting on chairs and tables with her legs crossed.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Of course Liv calls her out on her actions (despite Liv/Di expecting to be thanked), and later she gets arrested alongside Chris in the second part of "City of Monsters" for all she's done.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Di considers the real Liv, her creator, like her sister, or basically her only family. Liv is her Morality Pet; the only person Di loves, cares about and is devoted to.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The only person on earth she loves is the real Liv, and her devotion to her blinds her and pushes her to commit immoral actions.
  • Mad Artist: She considers her horrible transmutations art, as she calls herself a "monster artist".
  • Mad Scientist: Uses her biotechnology skills for human transmutation and other morally questionable endeavors.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: Sub Level-9 is your typical creepy laboratory with organs like beating hearts and eyes in jars where Liv keeps monsters like Knox in cells. She also seems to have a Sub-Level 10 lab, where she makes her most secret experiments with Chris and where the real Liv's pod is.
  • Madness Makeover: A slight example. Her hair is always perfectly coiffed, but it falls into places at some point where she really goes insane in the climax of "City of Monsters".
  • Makeup Is Evil: She wears smokey eyeshadow and pink lipstick and is the second season's Big Bad. She also wore heavy purple makeup prior to her villainous reveal in "Big Problem", which counts as foreshadowing.
  • Manipulative Bitch: As Season 2 shows, she could give Obake a run for his money in terms of manipulative villainy.
  • Master Actress: That woman is an unbeatable champion in manipulation, and was able to pretend to be the real Liv in such a convincing way that nobody saw the difference.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The name "Liv" means "life" in Norse. Liv is an Evilutionary Biologist trying to improve forms of life.
    • "Amara" means "bitter" in Italian, and "grace" in African. Both fit her a lot, since Liv gives herself a gracious face, only to be a bitter, immoral person underneath.
    • Her actual name is revealed to be Diane, which means "supplier of beneficence and wellness". She was created by the real Liv to cure her, thus bring her health and wellness.
    • Her nickname, "Di", is also a Greek word that means "two" or "twice", alluding to her nature as Liv Amara's clone.
    • There's also the evident contrasts between the two women's names: Liv for "live" (she's good and wants to create science for positive purposes) and Di for "die" (she's evil, amoral, and commits most of her horrible actions For the Evulz).
  • Mind Control: She controls her monsters by sending impulses to their brain to make them think what she wants.
  • Mind Rape: She puts Karmi through one when she realizes Karmi is fighting the control she has on her. While it happens, poor Karmi is screeching and grabbing into her head, obviously suffering while she tries to regain control of her own mind.
  • Mood-Swinger: Mostly towards Karmi. One minute she acts dismissive and harsh, the other she goes back to her fake friendly demeanor so she can keep on putting Karmi in trust and manipulate her any further.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: She's the first female Big Bad, and shows herself to be FAR WORSE than Yokai and Obake combined.
  • Near-Villain Victory: She almost won, but only lost thanks to the real Liv, who states she never wanted to be saved like this and that Di went way too far and transforms Chris and Karmi back into humans.
  • Never My Fault: Though she created Nega-Globby, when he goes berserk and is too unstable, she lets it loose into the city and calls it "the city's problem".
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Liv's character seems to have been inspired by Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos, a health technology company. Not only does Liv shares a strong physical resemblance with her, she's also a young business woman who created her company at a young age (23 for Liv, 19 for Elizabeth) and was revealed to be a Corrupt Corporate Executive who showed a friendly and charismatic front to the medias while committing fraud behind people's backs. Her character could be seen as a Take That! from Disney's behalf.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Just like Obake before her, Liv hires and mutates villains to do her work, or even creates villains, while she observes from her private quarters at Sycorax.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Di says she will go to any and every measure to cure the real Liv's rare condition that could not be cured. Problem is, she takes her "Progress at all Costs" mantra far too literally. There clearly were easier, less costly and more scrupulous ways to finding the cure, but Di was too callous and too proud to conceive of them, and doesn't mind mutating humans into monsters for funding.
  • Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Averted. She needs a lot of money to fund her research, and that's why she turns people into monsters: blackmail is very lucrative.
  • Only Friend: To Karmi, which is exploited by Liv to manipulate the poor girl and use her inventions for her own agenda.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She kindly waves to Krei while in the middle of chatting to a bunch of other socialites.
    • She is affectionate towards her assistant Chris. However, this is downplayed in that she treats him as her personal pet rather than a person.
    • She shows a kinder, more vulnerable and genuine side to the real Liv Amara; the sole person she cares about.
  • Power of Trust: Defied. In a dark parallel to the video showing Tadashi enlisting outside expertise in building Baymax, a video of the real Liv shows that no one helped her with her parasynth project, resulting in her trusting no one but herself and her clone to help her. Di is shown to have taken Liv's feeling of isolation to heart, as shown by how she resorts to illegal experimentation, extortion, and backstabbing of those she extorts rather than simply ask for help from the scientific community.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Even with her true colors being revealed, she's shown to be thrilled over her plans similar to an excited teenage girl. It's shown when she's alone with Orso Knox and High Voltage. She is also immature when she complains about Big Hero 6, and is confused when the real Liv calls her out on her actions, as if she had no idea she shouldn't commit them. Justified since she's a clone, thus was not on earth long enough to learn about morals similarly to a child submitted to bad influence.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Does one of these at least once an episode in Season 2.
  • Punny Name: "Liv" and "Di", as in "live and die".
  • Put on a Bus: Since she is defeated by "City of Monsters", her arc is now concluded and she'll likely won't come back, due to spending the rest of her days in jail for everything she's done.
  • The Reveal: She is not the real Liv Amara, she's identical to the real one and impersonates her. "City of Monsters" confirms she was a clone created by the real Liv, who is named Diane.
  • Red Is Violent: Liv wears a red shirt and pencil skirt. She's actually an amoral sociopath that doesn't care what mayhem she causes or who she hurts in the process. In contrast to the real Liv, who is all dressed in white, and is more pure and good than she is.
  • Rich Bitch: Considering she's a manipulative and corrupt CEO who gains her fortune through illegal schemes with criminals, she definitely counts.
  • She's Got Legs: Often sits in a "Basic Instinct" Legs-Crossing Parody on her desk, exposing her long legs.
  • Ship Tease: From Krei, maybe. At her gala for SFIT's new Bio-Tech building, Krei complains to Hiro that Amara is a rival who is somehow better than he is, even if she may be "brilliant and beautiful and generous", but then she notices him looking at her from the other side of the room and waves at him, to which he awkwardly waves back. Hiro seems to see it.
  • Slasher Smile: When she tries to mutate Hiro, she has a sinister grin on her face.
  • Sloth: She's definitely lazy, as she leaves the bigger parts of the job to her "pets". In the climax of "City of Monsters", she lets a mutated Karmi kidnap Hiro for her, watches Chris take on Karmi and doesn't even try to mutate Hiro until he's been thrown at her.
  • Smug Snake: Is completely confident in herself and her plans, to a point of being incapable of seeing why Big Hero 6 always seem to foil her plans.
  • The Sociopath: Arguably even worse than Obake. Liv is a manipulative Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who commits horrible actions and shows no remorse over them. She has no empathy but knows how to fake it; she actually comments on that:
    Liv: Okay, we are connected and our body language is empathy-positive. Talk to me.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: She talks in such a mellow and "friendly" voice tone in public, you'd never doubt how mentally disturbed and evil she actually is.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: She's a Corrupt Corporate Executive and Mad Scientist named "Liv." Her real name is the equally innocuous, "Diane."
  • Tuckerization: Maybe. Her surname is Amara, whereas her voice actress's first name is Mara.
  • Twin Switch: A clone variant. Di impersonated Liv while she was in stasis, and no one saw the difference.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the real Liv Amara. To a dangerous, twisted extent.
  • The Unfettered: She will do literally anything to cure the real Liv.
    Diane: I was created for one purpose: to save Liv Amara. And I will stop at nothing to accomplish that goal. Understood?!
  • Unknown Rival: She isn’t aware that Krei is jealous of her.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: While apparently not the Omnicidal Maniac like Obake was, Liv's cruel actions have hurt many people on a much more personal level. As such, she definitely stands out as a disturbingly dark and wicked villain in such a light-hearted and optimistic series.
  • Viler New Villain: She replaces Obake as the Big Bad of the series, and surprisingly proves herself to be far worse than him.
  • Villain Has a Point: As Di points out to the disappointed Liv, she did what she was created to do. Liv programmed her to save her life; she didn't program her to have moral considerations.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Liv is well-liked and respected by the people, but no one knows about her shady way of recruiting investors through unsavory means.
  • Walking Spoiler: Twofold. First, the woman we met in "Big Problem" turns up again in season two as the Big Bad of the first arc. Second, she is not who she says she is; even her very name is a lie.
  • Wham Shot: Two of these. The first one shows the pod in Liv's secret lab has a woman inside. The second one is when Liv wipes the fog away from the pod's glass, showing the woman is the real Liv Amara, meaning the Liv Amara we met so far is an impostor.
  • With Friends Like These...: Is obviously manipulating the naive Karmi and tried to have her killed after Karmi sneaked into Sub-Level 9 with Hiro and found a cure for Knox. Karmi has no idea of this until it's too late.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Has no problem leaving Hiro to a feral Orso Knox's mercy (whom she herself freed from his cell) after Karmi interfered with her plans by sneaking into Sub-Level 9.
    • She also attempts to mutate Hiro after he does what she wanted and cures the real Liv, just because He Knows Too Much.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Even when Big Hero 6 catches on to her true nature and that she's responsible for the monster mutations, they have no choice but to go to her for help so she can give them the cure as the alternative is letting a monster go loose in San Fransokyo and being seen more as vigilantes than heroes. As a result, Liv gets free PR and more support while she's allowed to continue her schemes.
  • Yandere: A non-romantic example. She's absolutely devoted to her creator, Liv Amara, the only person she loves and cares about in the world, and is ready to do everything and ANYTHING for her. From forcing people through illegal transmutations, to hurting kids and even COMMIT MURDER. So yeah, she definitely counts.
  • Younger Than They Look: Though Liv has a deep sultry voice, acts very mature and has her own company, sometimes it's easy to forget she's only 23 years old. Taken Up to Eleven when you actually realize she's Liv Amara's clone, so she hasn't been "born" for more than a few months.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once Karmi informs Liv that she's developed nanobots with Hiro's help, Liv uses her as bait to capture Hiro and mutates her into a monster, as Karmi's biochemistry expertise is no longer required.
  • You're Insane!: Upon finding out that Di was creating the monsters to fund her research, Hiro tells her, "This is... crazy!"


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Voiced by: Ben Feldman
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Internabout")

"I'm the biologically perfect assistant."

Liv Amara's assistant, or as he prefers to be called, her "Chris-sistant".

  • Affably Evil: Is honestly a pretty nice guy, even if he is working for Liv Amara. Becomes a Faux Affably Evil as of "City of Monsters".
  • Affectionate Nickname: He likes it when Amara calls him her "Chris-sistant".
  • Agent Peacock: Downplayed. Along with his occasional flirting with Wasabi, Chris exhibits some ambiguous Camp Gay traits and at first glance, you'd mistake him for Liv's Gay Best Friend rather than her hypercompetent right-hand man. Don't think it doesn't mean he can't kick your ass, because he can and he will.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Has a light brown skin, but we have no clue of what his ethnicity could be.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Is quite flirty with Wasabi, as seen in "Internabout" and "Prey Date".
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's acrobatic and skilled in martial arts, and also taunts Ned Ludd during his fight with him.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Was him attacking Hiro and Karmi due to Liv/Di implanting thoughts into his head, or he's really that evil and did it on his own accord?
  • Artificial Human: Was created by Amara to be her perfect assistant and bodyguard. In "City of Monsters", he says he's a mix of human, canine, gorilla and foodie, apparently.
  • Aside Glance:
  • Battle Butler: He is Liv's assistant and has some modifications that allow him to lunge and punch straight through an SFIT security drone unharmed.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Not in the same vein as Liv, but still there. We see more of his "bitch" side in "City of Monsters".
  • Bloodless Carnage: He gets severely beaten unconscious by Monster Karmi, but he does not have a single scratch or bruise on his body afterwards. Perhaps justified since he's biologically modified, he didn't bleed or bruised.
  • The Brute: Once mutated, he's an enormous pack of muscles which is very useful to defeat whoever Liv wants him to.
  • Co-Dragons: With Mr. Sparkles. Though he works more directly with Liv in her underground lab while Mr. Sparkles takes the blame for the monster transformations so that the public doesn't doubt it's Liv.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has hazelnut hair and hazel eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Can be quite the snarker towards Liv herself.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Downplayed. While he does flirt with Wasabi, his sexuality is ambiguous and all of his evil deeds are more related to his boss' orders than anything.
  • The Dragon: To Liv.
  • Elite Mooks: As well as her assistant, Chris is also Liv's hypercompetent bodyguard skilled in martial arts.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In addition to Honey Lemon, both Fred and Wasabi express how extraordinarily attractive he is (only GoGo gives him a slightly disinterested "eh"). Even Ned Ludd constantly refers to him as "handsome".
  • Foreshadowing: Everyone, male or female, can't help but describe how perfect he looks (especially his "symmetrical" face). This is because Liv created him.
  • Foil: He appears to be one to Globby. Just like Globby, Chris is a henchman of the Big Bad, who's simultaneously competent and Fun Personified. But while Globby committed a Heel–Face Turn and helped the team defeat Obake in the Season 1 finale, Season 2 has Chris being loyal to Liv to the end. It's justified since he is Liv's creation, after all.
  • For the Evulz: Despite being a genuine Nice Guy, Chris mainly goes along with Liv's twisted schemes because it seems that being the antagonist's assistant is a fun game to him.
  • Fun Personified: Sure, he's evil, but that doesn't change just how darn kind and excitable he is.
  • Friendly Enemy: He may be on the bad guys' side, but he's friendly with the team as their civilian identities, especially towards Wasabi. He even invites Big Hero 6 for a chat with cupcakes, at one point!
  • Giant Mook: Becomes this to Liv once he's mutated into an almost ten feet tall muscled man.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: In "City of Monsters", he can transform him into an enormous muscled man.
  • Has a Type: Flirts with Wasabi both in civilian and hero attire. He appears to like big, bulky guys.
  • Human Pet: Acts like Liv's human dog. Liv states she named him, enforcing his status as an Artificial Human created by her. "City of Monsters" reveal that as well of being part-human, he also has canine and gorilla DNA.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Liv. She leaves the ass-kicking to him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Shares a few physical traits with his voice actor Ben Feldman. See for yourself.
  • Keet: Cheerful, positive and dorky.
  • Kick the Dog: He steps on Baymax in his mutant form and damages him in front of Hiro, which is probably the worst action he's committed.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gets beaten unconscious by Monster Karmi after he attacked her and Hiro, then arrested alongside Diane in the mid-season finale for their actions.
  • Literal-Minded: When Ned Ludd asks him where he comes from, Chris answers "the world's most advanced genetic lab". He doesn't say he works for Sycorax, he says that because he literally comes from there, as he's an Artificial Human created by Liv.
  • Magic Pants: His clothes are barely ripped after turning back to normal from his Hulk-like transformation.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Wears tight clothes that enhances his symmetrical build, and has his fair share of admirers. There's also the scene where his clothes rip during the Growing Muscles Sequence.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being Liv's right-hand man and following her orders, he doesn't seem to be actually mean; he's friendly to everyone (in a genuine way, compared to Liv), proposes food he cooked himself (even when alone with Nega-Globby) and refers to Karmi as an "ambitious and adorable intern" to Liv in a private conversation with her. Eventually subverted as he shows a significantly more sadistic side in "City of Monsters".
  • The Nose Knows: In "Muira-Horror!", Chris uses his enhanced sense of smell to track down a bear and steal its DNA for Liv. Justified, since he's part-dog.
  • Oh, Crap!: He pulls this face when he gets turned back to normal and is facing an angry, 10 feet tall mutant Karmi, who then proceeds to beat the living shit out of him for attacking Hiro.
  • Only One Name: Only known as "Chris", which is justified since he was created from scratch and thus doesn't have a legal identity.
  • Perky Female Minion: A rare genderbend inversion. Liv is the female cruel Big Bad, while Chris is her excitable, cheerful male minion.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's rarely seen to not be smiling.
  • Pet Homosexual: Downplayed; while Chris' sexuality is still ambiguous, he seems interested in Wasabi and follows Liv everywhere she goes and goes along with all her twisted schemes. Bonus points since Liv actually treats him like a pet.
  • Pet the Dog: While a nice guy in general, he calls Karmi an "ambitious adorable intern", which says a lot about how he sees her compared to his boss who's obviously manipulating and lying to the poor girl.
  • Pretty Boy: An handsome young man whose attractiveness is informed by a lot of characters, women and men included.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He drops the nice guy act and smirks in malice while fighting Karmi in the climax of "City of Monsters".
  • Put on a Bus: Due to the "City of Monsters" arc being done with, Arc Villain Liv /Di is arrested for her crimes, and so is Chris, and both will go to jail and it's unlikely we'll see them again.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: Liv's attractive assistant and accomplice in her schemes.
  • Servile Snarker: While he's Liv's loyal right-hand man, that doesn't stop Chris from snarking at his boss.
  • Stronger Than They Look: You wouldn't know he can punch straight through a robot without problem just by looking at him.
  • Super Strength: While he's already strong enough to punch through a robot without bleeding, once he's mutated, his muscles grow ten times as big and he can damage about anything. His strength presumably comes from the gorilla DNA he has.
  • Supreme Chef: Makes excellent sushis, and can make delicious cupcakes using gold sprinkles. It's revealed it's because he has "foodie" DNA.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: In "City of Monsters", he mutates into an enormous mass of muscles while he fights against a mutated Karmi, but once his chip is deactivated, he turns back to normal. Which leads to him to taking quite a beating from Karmi.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He's definitely more smug, provocative and cruel in "City of Monsters".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Really likes sushis.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Liv. He follows her wherever she goes and goes along with all her plans. Justified as she is his creator, and he is confirmed to have canine DNA.
  • Verbal Tic: "I know, right?", to Liv's annoyance.
  • Villainous Crush: Chris appears to have one on Wasabi in the shape of a Ship Tease.
  • Wham Shot: Him punching his whole arm straight through a security drone without bleeding as if it was no big deal is the clincher that Chris is not a normal human.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Said by Ned Ludd to have these.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In "City of Monsters" he doesn't seem bothered to hit and throw Monster Karmi around, despite her being a young girl.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tried to harm Hiro, a 14 year old boy. Thankfully, he was stopped by a mutated Karmi.

    The Patient (Unmarked Spoilers

Liv Amara
"I never wanted to be saved like this."
Voiced by: Mara Wilson
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Lie Detector")

The real CEO and founder of Sycorax. After experimenting healing parasites on herself, her experiment turned wrong and caused the parasites to attack her good cells, destroying her on the inside little by little. Her last hope was a clone of herself named Diane who impersonated her while trying to find a cure for her rare condition. However, while she was in stasis, her clone also went haywire and started doing illegal experimentation on humans.

  • Ambiguously Evil: While it's clear that the Liv Amara we met so far is a cruel and vindictive sociopath, the revelation that she wasn't the real Liv all along brings into mind just how much is the real Liv even aware of, much less involved, in the actions of her clone.
    • It's actually revealed in "City of Monsters" that Liv was Good All Along, and dismisses Di and her actions when she tries to tell her she should be grateful for them.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She's beautiful, and she's a good scientist with morals and standards, compared to her clone Diane.
  • Benevolent Boss: Implied. Di states that no one saw the difference when she and Liv switched, meaning that Liv really did treat her employees well the same way Di does so that no one doubts about it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The most pacific example possible. She's just been out of her pod after being cured, and is weak and confused... but when she sees Karmi and Chris fight and Hiro lying on the ground, she grabs her cellphone from Di and re-transforms them back into humans before the latter could mutate Hiro.
  • Body Horror: An inner body variant. The parasynths were slowly eating her on the inside. Before letting Di find a cure, she had only weeks left to live.
  • Collective Identity: "Liv Amara" is a name shared by the original woman and her doppelgänger, whose actual name is "Diane" (or "Di" for short).
  • Didn't Think This Through: She had weeks to live and created her clone Di to find a cure for her. She didn't program her to have morals so Di commits a lot of crimes to save Liv's life.
    Liv: I never wanted to be saved like this.
  • Disappointed in You: Liv tells Di she is ashamed of what Di has done. Di is distraught to hear this as she expected her to be grateful.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Once she learns all the horrific actions Diane has done to save her (including harming children), she tells her she never wanted to be saved like this and turns all the monsters back into their human form.
  • Fangirl: She appears to be a fan of William Shakespeare considering she named her company after the character Sycorax from The Tempest.
  • Foil: Similarly to Di, she's also one to Karmi. Both are the loner type and biotechnology prodigies. However, Liv is what Karmi would've become if she didn't learn to trust people; while Karmi started as a loner and eventually opened up to people and made friends, Liv only relied on herself (literally) and ended up creating an unstable clone who broke the law repeatedly and put innocent people in danger, who in the end only ruined her reputation.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: She engineered parasites that were meant to target and destroy viruses in the human body. Since no one believed in her (and thus no one would risk their healths being her guinea pig), she tested the parasites on herself, but they mutated and began targeting healthy cells. Di states she had a few weeks to live before the parasites eat her from inside and kill her.
  • Good All Along: Contrary to Di, Liv Amara is a well-intentioned scientist who worked hard to get where she is. Even if no one believed in her, she tested her invention on her own body to prove herself. And when she realizes all the atrocities Diane committed in her name, Liv is quick to make things right and harshly rebukes her for them.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Played straight, contrary to her clone.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Contrary to her clone, as she disagreed with the illegal transmutations she inflicted on people to get what she needed for her cure.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a beautiful blonde biologist.
  • Human Popsicle: Similarly to Abigail, she's held in cryo-sleep into at Sycorax to stop her disease from spreading any further while the Liv impostor tries to find a cure for her.
  • I Can't Do This by Myself: Since no one believed in her project, Liv could count on nobody but herself, even when she accidentally committed her own death sentence with her experiment gone wrong. But since her days were counted, she took this literally a cloned herself so the clone could find a cure for her.
  • Ill Girl: She's seriously ill after experimenting on herself, and since no one believed in her, the only person that could help her was... herself. So she cloned herself (the Liv Amara we met since the beginning) and was put in stasis by the latter while her clone finds a cure.
  • Immortality Seeker: Her goal when she created the parasynths was to make cells regenerate themselves and grow stronger, thus develop an immunity to illnesses and live longer. Unfortunately for Liv, she had no one to test it on but herself, and it went out of hand.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The way she dismisses Di despite the loyalty she has towards her is extremely cold. But considering how vile Diane is and the horrible crimes she did and the lives she ruined, she got what was coming to her.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: In her test videos, she wears a white labcoat with the Sycorax logo.
  • Light Is Good: She wears a white bodysuit into the pod. The white represents purity, which means the real Liv is good-natured and reasonable compared to her unstable clone.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Implied. Liv had no one to back her up in her experiments, which were not taken seriously. She only had herself to count on (literally, as she created a clone whom she named Diane and who tried to find a cure for her while Liv rests in cryo-sleep in a pod).
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The name "Liv" means "life" in Norse. The plot of Season 2's first arc revolves around saving her life.
    • Liv is also a diminutive of "Olivia", which mean "olive tree". The olive tree is a symbol for peace, and once Liv is out of her pod, she brings peace back by turning the monsters back into humans and stopping her evil clone.
    • "Amara" means "eternal" in Greek, which combined with her first name gives "eternal life". Her goal was to make immortality a reality by creating the parasynths.
    • There's also the evident contrasts between the two women's names: Liv for "live" (she's good and wants to create science for positive purposes) and Di for "die" (she's evil, amoral, and commits most of her horrible actions For the Evulz, which include attempted murder).
  • Morality Pet: Appears to be the sole person Di cares about (though justified, since she's her creator). She's vulnerable when talking to her in the pod, and tells her she'd do anything for her. Considering how cruel and psychothic she is, Di is the most human around Liv and Liv alone.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Liv is absolutely shocked by what her clone did in order to cure her. She has to live with the fact she created this monster and deal with the consequences of the latter's actions.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: By creating Di, yes she's saving herself, but she had no time to make sure her clone had the same moral compass as her. Result, her clone goes rogue, threatening innocents, traumatizing children and breaking the law to get the cure.
  • Not What I Signed on For: More like "Not What I Signed You On For". Liv wanted Di to cure her, but she never asked her to threaten innocent lives, including those of children, in the process.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Possibly. While "Liv" can be her full name, it's usually a nickname for the name "Olivia".
  • Only Sane Woman: Of Sycorax. She calls Di out on the illegal mutations she put people through and is the one to save the day by changing Chris and Karmi back into humans, and before Liv can mutate Hiro.
  • People Jars: She is in cryo-sleep in a pod at Sycorax, possibly to prevent her disease from spreading any further.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: She tested her parasynths on herself because no one took her experiment seriously (and thus, she had no one to test it on).
  • Punny Name: "Liv" is for "live", and her clone Diane "Di" is for "die", which fits both of their moralities.
    • Also "Liv Amara" sounds like "live more". Liv's goal was to make immortality possible.
  • Put on a Bus: With the "City of Monsters" arc being over with, she probably won't have more appearances than that.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Since she spent probably months in that pod, her hair grew to the end of her back.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the real CEO of Sycorax, once Liv learns all the crazy things Di done to get the cure, she turns Chris and Karmi back into humans, completely disagreeing with her clone's methods.
    Di: [after Liv turns Chris back to normal] No! Liv, what are you doing?
    Liv: I'm doing the right thing.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Di tries to excuse her actions by stating she simply did her job and that Liv should be grateful, Liv is quick to shut her down by saying she's ashamed of her actions, and implying in that moment she didn't have to commit so horrible things to do get to her goal.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: If she would've never tested her parasynths on herself, she would've never created Diane and none of the "City of Monsters" arc would've happened.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Di basically calls Liv one... but it's defied and simultaneously justified from Liv's behalf as Di's actions were far too inhuman and she used the most drastic, cruel measures to get to the only task she was given, which was only saving her creator.
    Liv: I never wanted to be saved like this.
    Di: I did my job! You should be grateful!
    Liv: [disgusted] I'm ashamed.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Despite being in the pod for who knows how long and being clearly weak and exhausted when she gets out, only her hair seems flattened. But then again, it's not messy, and she appears to wear the same, flawless makeup as Di.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Since she was out of time, her only solution to save herself was to make a clone. She Didn't Think This Through since the clone has no moral compass and commits horrific transmutations to save her life.
  • Walking Spoiler: It goes without saying that her existence shows that the Liv Amara we know so far is not the real one and there is clearly something more personal about her Evil Plan.
  • Wham Shot: Her introduction is this in a nutshell. She suddenly appears in the last seconds of the episode, where the Liv we knew so far wipes the fog from the capsule and reveals that the woman inside is the real Liv. To make it worse, it's the last scene the viewers had before the start of a long hiatus.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We have yet to know what happened to Liv after Di and Chris got arrested, and if Sycorax will still be in the business after all the monster experiments throwing dirt on Liv's name.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Compared to her clone, she seems to be against hurting children as she rescues Hiro before he can be mutated.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite her looking rather mature and her deep voice, she's actually 23 years old.
  • You're Insane!: When she sees all the horrible things Di has done, Liv is quick to call her out on it.

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    High Voltage 

High Voltage (Barb and Juniper)
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Voiced by: Katy Mixon (Barb), Sophie Reynolds (Juniper)
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Issue 188")

"Together, we're High Voltage! Power Surge!!"

A mother-daughter team of electricity/music-themed criminals.

  • Achilles' Heel: Their energy orb. While it provides them with their electricity abilities, if you deprive them from it, they become helpless.
  • Acrofatic: Barb is a chubby woman capable of doing acrobatics and complicated dance moves just as easily as her daughter.
  • Action Mom: Barb is a villainous example.
  • Affably Evil: They might be criminals, they're more attention-craving and loves to entertain people during their heists. They're not outright evil. They're even quite friendly even as they battle Big Hero 6.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Barb sometimes calls her daughter "Juni".
  • Animalistic Abomination: By the end of "Something's Fishy",they transform into electric eel monsters.
  • Anime Hair: They have a large and abundant amount of spiky hair. Though mostly justified as their hairstyle is inspired by the 80's, which lived through hairspray.
  • Antagonistic Offspring / Archnemesis Mom: During their fallout in "Big Hero 7", Barb and Juniper were so angry at each other, they destroyed parts of the city with their electricity during their fights, which could've clearly injured them badly if they were hit. It's averted after they reconcile at the end of the episode.
  • Attention Whores: High Voltage wants attention just as much as money, if not more.
  • Ax-Crazy: Their mutation causes them to lose about all of the sanity and morality they still had.
  • Badass Adorable: Juniper is a cute teenage Dance Battler, with the dorky and excitable personality that comes with it.
  • Bank Robbery: Their main crimes consists of robbing money from banks and ATMs.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Barb.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Their mutated eel forms have these.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Juniper has her moments, though she seems to have grown out of it in Season 2.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: When they are feuding in "Big Hero 7", Juniper calls her mother "Barb" out of anger at one point. Once they reconcile by the end of the episode, Juniper goes back to calling her "mama" in future episodes.
  • Catchphrase: Juniper's appears to be: "Mama, are we going back to jail?"
  • Cool Car: Barb owns a purple one that they use to escape after stealing money.
  • Cry Cute: When they cry of happiness when they reconcile at the end of "Big Hero 7".
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Played straight and even lampshaded by Wasabi and Honey Lemon. Barb and Juniper are genuinely good performers, to a point where they even have crowds of people cheering for them as they commit crimes, well... mostly Juniper. Wasabi and Honey Lemon, in an attempt to get them to give up their life of crime, point out that if the duo simply auditioned for a talent scout, they could easily obtain fame and fortune through legitimate means. But due to some twisted form of pride, Barb and Juniper believe auditioning is beneath them, but stealing is alright.
  • Dance Battlers: Both of them channel their electrical attacks through dance moves.
  • Dance Off: In "Big Hero 7", Barb and Juniper does one in Joe's Diner as they are feuding. It only makes them more angry at each other, destroying the diner and the city in the process.
  • Dark Action Girls: Both are capable fighters and are the first female villains to be introduced to the series.
  • Disappeared Dad: No indication of Barb's husband/Juniper's father's status.
  • Driven to Villainy: Their mutation into eel-like creatures causes them to have a Villainous Breakdown, and return to villainy.
  • Dumb Muscle: Said to be such by Mr. Sparkles himself among the Sycorax team. They're rather offended by this.
  • '80s Hair: Both have voluminous, blonde bleached hair with colors in their bangs (purple for Juniper, pink for Barb), to go with their '80's aesthetic.
  • Energy Ball: A variant. Their source of electricity come from a floating orb filled with electric energy, which allows the duo to shoot electricity from their bracelets.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: It's implied between "Issue 188" and "Big Hero 7" that Barb felt betrayed by Juniper leaving her to be arrested which led to their brief team separation. Though Juniper blames the "betrayal" of their mother-daughter duo on Barb.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: While she might have a few differences with Barb by moments, Juniper truly loves her mother.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being criminals, they greatly care about one another.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: They're disgusted when Liv/Di Amara tries to force them to work for her and would've walked out the door if it wasn't from the fact she was gonna report them to the police.
  • Evil Feels Good: They come to this conclusion after their mutation causes them to realize just how fun it is being criminals.
  • Evil Wears Black: Their mini-dresses are principally black, and both are criminals.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Since both have an '80's aesthetic, they have bright light blue eyeshadow, completed with a lightning for Barb. Juniper's isn't just on her lid, it's around her whole eye.
  • Expy: The duo seem to be a Distaff Counterpart of the father-son villains, Señor Senior Sr. and Señor Senior Jr. from the creators' previous series.
  • Fame Through Infamy: They love the attention they receive through their dance moves and criminal heists.
  • Family Values Villain: Although Barb is a criminal just like her daughter, that doesn't refrain her to ground Juniper or tell her typical parents thing such as cleaning up her room.
  • Fat and Skinny: Barb and Juniper, respectively.
  • Fat Bitch: Subverted with Barb. She's an Attention Whore criminal with extra weight, but she's still Affably Evil and a good mother to Juniper.
  • Fish People: Turn into this after their Bio-Augmentation at the hands of Liv Amara's clone Diane, then into actual eels.
  • Forced into Evil: Thanks to Di.
  • Friendly Enemy: They actually get along pretty decently with Wasabi, even explaining how they got so good at dancing to him.
  • Good Parents: Despite their occasional quarrels, Barb loves Juniper dearly and is extremely supportive of her.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Attempted to pull a Heel–Face Turn in "Something's Fishy", only to be rebuffed by the heroes, pulled back into crime by Liv, and realize themselves that they could never really go straight because villainy is fun. And besides, it's difficult for recently escaped criminals to just put off crime all together without time.
  • Heel–Face Turn: According to "Gogo the Woweroo", they have officially retired from crime and are sticking to parole.
  • Hidden Depths: Barb actually has quite the amazing singing voice.
  • Horror Hunger: High Voltage get a craving for fish, so they stop a seafood truck and eat the shipment, without cooking it.
  • I Am a Monster: They panic once they turn into Fish People after their Bio-Augmentation. Juniper hides her head in her hands and says they're "freaks". They quickly get over it as they suffer from a Sanity Slippage mixed with an Evil Feels Good.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Juniper was willing to abandon her own mother when Barb is caught by Big Hero 6, however she didn't get far, as Juniper is shortly subdued by Baymax.
    • Barb. When a crowd cheers Juniper's name, she adds "And Barb!" And when Juniper points out how another crowd is cheering for her, Barb insists that they're cheering for both of them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Juniper gets subdued by Baymax a few seconds after she tried to leave her mother to be arrested.
  • Laughably Evil: Even if they're threats to the team, they're mostly comedic villains.
  • Lean and Mean: Juniper, but downplayed as she's Affably Evil and a Friendly Enemy.
  • Leitmotif: They have one that, given their gimmick, is as likely to be literally playing in-universe.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Their gimmick, appearance, and personalities are pretty goofy. However, they are capable of defeating and escaping from Big Hero 6 two times during their debut episode. This is lampshaded by Fred, who points out that it is not uncommon for heroes to underestimate and be defeated by seemingly silly villains.
  • Little Miss Badass: Juniper. She's a teen, and an acrobatic dancer and fighter.
  • Logical Weakness: Their attacks don't work on anything that can insulate electricity. Also, taking out their energy orb would get rid of their electrical powers. Thanks to Liv Amara who gives them a Bio-Augmentation, the trope gets later averted once they can generate electricity from their own bodies similarly to eels.
  • Magic Pants: After Bessie turns them back into humans, their clothes, who tore to shreds in "Something's Fishy", magically reappear. Though it's justified from the show's crew's part as they couldn't have them be naked...
  • Makeup Is Evil: They wear heavy 80's makeup completed with Excessive Evil Eyeshadow.
  • Mama Bear: Barb doesn't take kindly to anyone insulting her daughter, as Richardson Mole can testify.
  • Mama Didn't Raise No Criminal: Inverted and parodied in "Big Hero 7":
    Barb: [to Juniper] This is not how I raised you to steal things!
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Barb is a common nickname for the biblical name "Barbara". The saint wearing her name is the protector of fire and lightning. Barb uses electricity powers and bolts of lightnings as a supervillain. "Barbara" also means "strange", which makes sense considering High Voltage is a more comedic pair of villains.
    • Juniper means "young", "youth-producing". She's the Younger and Hipper part of the duo.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Similarly to Knox, the longer they're in their mutated forms, the more humanity they lose. By the time they've gone full-eel, they lost their abilities to talk and act like wild animals rather than people.
  • Minidress of Power: Both wear black mini-dresses over bright-colored leggings.
  • Mommys Little Villain: Juniper to Barb. Barb taught her every dance move she knows and Juniper seems proud to be following her mother's footsteps in villainy.
  • Multicolored Hair: Their hair are various shades of bleached blondes with pink and purple streaks in their bangs.
  • Musical Assassin: They play music and perform dances while committing crime. Barb even has her own Villain Song by "Something Fishy"!
  • My Beloved Smother: Barb, to Juniper. She seems to have toned this down after "Big Hero 7".
  • Pride: The two really love attention. They even believe auditioning is beneath them since they already see themselves as "stars".
  • The Napoleon: Barb, who is shorter and more quick-tempered than her daughter.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While being mostly comedic, they're still hard to beat due to their electricity abilities which can cause quite the ruckus.
  • Only One Name: We know their given names, but not their surnames.
  • Parent-Child Team: A villainous example, although they are still Affably Evil at best.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Juniper's leggings are a bright pink, and Barb wears pink legwarmers the same color.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Overlaps with Purple Is the New Black. Barb's leggings are a dark purple. Juniper also wears purple legwarmers, and both of their mini-dresses have light purple highlights.
  • Psycho Electric Eel: In Season 2, they got the ability to make their own electricity with some Bio-Augmentation (courtesy of Liv Amara) using electric eel DNA. This eventually resulted in them turning into eel-like Fish People, and then barely-human eel creatures.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: In "Something's Fishy", after escaping prison, they want a normal life. The heroes don't buy it.
  • Sanity Slippage: Their transformation into Fish People causes their humanity to fade and enjoy their villainous actions and wonder why they considered giving it up. They've completely lost it once they've gone full-eel.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • In "Issue 188", Juniper tries to escape and leaves Barb to be arrested after she is caught by Honey's chem-ball. She doesn't go far and is stopped by Baymax.
    • In "Something's Fishy", they attempt this when Liv wants them to work for her while all they want is a normal life. Unfortunately, Liv blackmails them, leaving them no choice but to give in.
  • Skunk Stripe: Barb has a light pink streak in her bangs, while Juniper's is light purple.
  • She-Fu: They use a lot of acrobatics in their fighting style.
  • Shock and Awe:
    • They can use electrical attacks thanks to an energy orb floating above their heads. Alternatively, they use electricity bracelets with batteries when not having their energy orb under the hand.
    • In Season 2, they don't need their orb anymore after a Bio-Augmentation and can generate electricity directly from their bodies similarly to eels. They turn into actual eels in the end.
  • Stage Mom: Barb acts as this to Juniper. Downplayed as while some of her lines pushes Juniper to get their dance moves right, Barb cares a lot about her daughter and loves to dance with her while they commit crimes.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Even if their hair is most likely dyed, Barb and Juniper have the same brown eyes and Juniper does look like a younger, thinner version of her mother. Krei doesn't seem to see it... then it's parodied when both of them kick him in the gut.
    Krei: [twitches in pain] Yeah, I feel the resemblance...
  • Tears of Joy: Completed with slow-mo run as they reconcile in "Big Hero 7".
  • Teens Are Short: Averted with Juniper, who is taller than her mother and the tallest teenage character in the series as a whole.
  • Tragic Monster: In season 2, Amara turns them into electric eel monsters. Downplayed since they were villains to begin with, but rather affable and dorky at that.
  • The Unintelligible: As eel monsters, they can only communicate in screeches and hisses.
  • Villain Song: Barb has her own one in "Something's Fishy" called "We're Gonna Do Good". Ironically about turning good, while a few instants later, they go back to villainy.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In Season 2 after their mutation into Fish People.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Despite being thieves, each time they rob ATMs, people cheer for them and enjoy the dance performance they give.
  • Was Once a Man: In "Something's Fishy" they are transformed into eel monsters by Liv. Luckily averted once they get turned back into humans after the mid-season finale.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They aren't seen again after "City of Monsters Part 2" after they turn back to normal and are supposedly back in jail, but "Gogo the Woweroo" reveals they are currently on parole.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After they complete their part of the deal with Liv, they think they can finally lead a normal life. Then they turn into eel monsters and go through a Sanity Slippage.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Their half-human half-eel form turns their blonde hair blue. They seem to keep these even as full-eel mutants.
  • Younger and Hipper: In-Universe, people seem to prefer Juniper over Barb.

    Mr. Sparkles 

Mr. Sparkles (Frank Sparkles)
Click here  to see his mutant form

Voiced by: Patton Oswalt
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Mr. Sparkles Loses His Sparkle")

"Never give up on your dreams!"

An insane host of the online game show Maximum Insane Obstacle Challenge.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the concept art of the movie, Mr. Sparkles is shown to have light blonde hair. Here in the series, he has pink hair.
  • Anime Hair: His mutated hair is long, green, and spiked up.
  • Arc Words: "Never give up on your dreams!"
  • Ascended Extra: He has only one voiced appearance in Season 1, and doesn't bother the heroes beyond that one despite being in the opening. In Season 2, he becomes part of Liv Amara's team of villains, which gets him a lot more screentime.
  • Attention Whore: Tells a contestant that he called onstage to get out of his light, and this was before Mochi's video took away his internet fame. In fact, he's so attention-craving that he turns to the criminal life because he's now getting attention as a wanted criminal.
  • Ax-Crazy: Part of his new obstacle course has a giant blender, which GoGo almost falls into.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He wants to blast a cat into space, surely killing him with the lack of food and oxygen, simply because his video became more popular than his show.
  • Bald of Evil: His pink hair is actually a toupee, and Mr. Sparkles is bald underneath. Though as of Season 2, he grows green hair after his mutation.
  • The Beastmaster: Liv engineers for him a species of creatures that can become giant beasts he can control and sense through.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He reveals to the team in "A Fresh Sparkles" that spending time in jail made him realize that none of his inmates and former partners in crime were happy, which prompts him to turn his life around for the better.
  • Berserk Button: Having the attention taken away from him proves itself to be a major one.
    Mr. Sparkles: [growls] No one can take away Mr. Sparkles' sparkle! No one!
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His games uses a lot of bizarre aspects, and uses weird gadgets as well (ex: a chicken airship that drops egg bombs, and that's one of many weird things...) Even after his Heel–Face Turn, he's shown to still have strange, yet creative ideas.
  • Co-Dragons: With Chris. While Chris is Liv's assistant and principal right-hand man, Mr. Sparkles is a vital subordinate to Liv, who takes the blame for the monster transformations so that Liv is cleared of any suspicions.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes, and is an insane, bizarre individual.
  • Depraved Dwarf: He's a grown adult villain, yet is shorter than Hiro, a teenager.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: A cat took away all the attention away from you? Kidnap it and threaten to blast it into outer space unless someone can rescue it from your obstacle course.
  • Distressed Dude: Yama kidnaps him and uses it as bait for Big Hero 6 in "A Fresh Sparkles".
  • The Dragon: He has this role to Liv Amara, who acts as the de facto leader of the monsters crafted by Sycorax. With him being more of a public face, no one will suspect that Liv is behind his activities.
  • Easily Forgiven: Deconstructed in "A Fresh Sparkles". While doubtful of him, the team gradually seem to realize that Sparkles genuinely switched sides. Yet Honey Lemon, who's normally too nice and naive when it comes to their enemies (and let them escape without meaning to in the past), doesn't buy it in the slightest and is deadset on not letting him escape this time. On her guards and sure that he's a Heel–Face Mole, Honey Lemon spies on Sparkles and makes him damn well know she doesn't forgive him or thinks he's honest. But when Mr. Sparkles gets kidnapped by Yama and returns something the latter stole at the museum, Honey Lemon sees he truly has changed and Sparkles now is on Big Hero 6's good side.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Has quite the flamboyant personality, with Evil Laugh included. Being voiced by Patton Oswalt does that.
  • Expy: Is this to Arcade, a villain with a game show host personality who forces people into what is essentially a deadly obstacle course.
  • Fame Through Infamy: He'll commit any crime as long as people know who he is.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's a flamboyant and seemingly cheerful game show host, but is also quick to insult the contestants when they fail his challenges. He's also willing to commit crimes just to seek Fame Through Infamy.
  • Friend to All Children: Post Heel–Face Turn, Mr. Sparkles is beloved by the children at his job at the Pizza-Party-Torium. He's shown happily making a balloon dog for a little boy at some point.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: After Liv mutates him, his eyes glow a bright green when he gains control over the Mayoi.
  • Green and Mean: After his bio-augmentation, he gains green skin and hair.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Exaggerated. He's jealous of a cat for stealing his fame.
  • Guy Liner: He's got dark lines around his eyes, which is most probably eye liner.
  • Heel–Face Turn: "A Fresh Sparkles" reveals that he renounced crime and now works at the Pizza-Party-Torium.
  • Heel Realization: Mr. Sparkles realizes while in jail that none of the criminals he knew were happy with what they did and where it led them, making him decide to change sides, rat out Yama and once freed gets a normal job.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Gain these in Season 2 after his mutation.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Has this realization somewhere mid-Season 3, as he quits the life of crime and gets hired by Sara at the Pizza-Party-Torium in order to start a new life. Sure enough, Sparkles has never been genuinely happier.
  • I Lied: Even though he says he will let Mochi go if anyone can finish his obstacle course; after GoGo won the challenge, he still launches Mochi into space.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: While Mr. Sparkles doesn't refer to Bessie as "it", he seems annoyed that Ned Ludd refers to Bessie as a female, and the way he says it is entirely Played for Laughs.
    Mr. Sparkles: Stop imposing gender on our meteorite bear monster!
  • It's All About Me: A major Attention Whore who throws tantrums when things don't go his way and when people aren't focusing on him. By "A Fresh Sparkles", he improves on this.
  • Jerkass: Self-centered, condescending and insults the contestants at his show as well as his co-workers (ex: Yama, High Voltage, etc.)
  • Jumped at the Call: The instant he learned about Liv mutating villains, he did not hesitate a second into partnering up with her.
  • Karma Houdini: Zigzagged. He doesn't get into any actual trouble for kidnapping Mochi or putting his challengers through a deadly obstacle challenge but he has his own wanted poster, which in his eyes, means that he's famous again so he takes it as a good thing. Borders on Karma Houdini Warranty.
  • Keet: After turning to the side of good, Sparkles is way more cheerful, and even somewhat dorky.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • More like "Kick The Cat". He kidnaps Mochi and threatens to send him to space unless someone succeeds his obstacle cours. When GoGo succeeds... he blasts Mochi to space anyway.
    • In "The Present", during Big Hero 6 and the villains' Christmas party, he steals Hiro's gift (which is rightfully Hiro's) and laughs about it. Karma later bites him in the ass when that causes Big Hero 6 to attack and defeat all the villains.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He throws Yama into the police hands. Twice.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
  • Laughing Mad: The Evil Laugh he does on occasion showcases how mentally unstable he is.
  • Mad Hatter: He's well aware of how crazy he is, as he tells an employee in his debut episode "Can't you see I'm giving myself a creepy pep-talk?!"
  • Moral Myopia: He claims having having his fame stolen by a cat is "not fair", yet he rigged his obstacle course with various hidden traps so it would be all but impossible to win.
  • The Napoleon: A short, hot-tempered Psychopathic Manchild.
  • Never My Fault: He blames all the other villains but himself when they are all caught by Big Hero 6 in "City of Monsters", just to show how selfish and petty he is. Becomes averted in Season 3 when he had come to realize the consequences of his actions off-screen, prompting a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Nice Guy: Post-Heel–Face Turn, Mr. Sparkles becomes a genuine kind individual who performs good actions as a benevolent Pizza-Party-Torium employee. Honey Lemon out of all people doesn't buy it, thinking it's part of being a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, but he proves himself to have really changed to her eyes when he returns the painting Yama had stolen to the museum.
  • Older Than They Look: The only thing that betrays Mr. Sparkles' age is the fact that he's balding and his pink hair is a toupee.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Mr. Sparkles" is most likely a stage name.
  • Pity the Kidnapper: While being captured by Sparkles and the Mayoi, Wendy Wower attempts to annoy him into letting her go... but it doesn't work, as Mr. Sparkles finds her singing entertaining and even encourages her to keep singing.
  • Plant Person: He is genetically engineered to become part-plant which gives him control over the Mayoi.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Felony Carl describes him as an "emotionally unstable man-boy" in "The Fate of the Roommates".
  • Purple Is the New Black: Is a crazy villain that is entirely dressed in purple.
  • Reformed Criminal: As of Season 3, he decides to abandon his former illegal ways and decides to live a normal life as a cheerful Pizza-Party-Torium employee.
  • Sanity Strengthening: In Season 3, while still a cloudcuckoolander, he is shown to have dropped entirely his former Ax-Crazy tendencies. It's probable he seeked professional help to rehabilitate as a Reformed Criminal.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: A male example: the Big Hero 6 franchise has been confirmed to happen in 2032, and Mr. Sparkles has a pink bowl cut. Played with as it's actually a toupee.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: After his mutation, his green hair and skin contrasts with his purple suit.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Pulls the "Don't you know who I am?" statement after Mochi is more popular than he. It keeps happening in his later appearances as well.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: "A Fresh Sparkles" reveals that his first name is Frank and that Sparkles is legally his last name, not a stage name.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Mr. Sparkles lead to Yama being arrested twice. The second time it happened, he was freed on parole. No wonder he's on Yama's blacklist...
  • Tom the Dark Lord: As stated above, his real name is Frank. It was his name the entire time he was a dangerous, yet eccentric villain.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: While he had his cheerful moments as part of his Faux Affably Evil persona, once he reforms by "A Fresh Sparkles", his cheerfulness is showed to be much more genuine.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In "A Fresh Sparkles", where while he's still a weirdo, he is less self-centered and happily works a humble job instead of committing crimes for attention.
  • Villain Team-Up: Teams up with Yama in "The Fate Of The Roommates". Subverted as he breaks it off and ends up backstabbing Yama and leaving him to be caught, though. Played straight by the end of the episode where he affiliates himself with Liv Amara.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair, apparently a toupee. He grows green hair when he activates the powers Liv gave him.
  • 0% Approval Rating: The people watching the show seem way more interested in the absurd challenges than its loud host. Noticeably even before Mochi becomes famous, nobody seems terribly interested in Mr. Sparkles’ antics.
    • Once he commits a Hee L Face Turn, he is beloved by the customers of the Pizza-Party-Torium.

    Orso Knox 

Orso Knox
Click here  to see his human self

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Big Problem")

"This thing of darkness... I acknowledge mine!"

One of the richest men in San Fransokyo who was turned into a monster under mysterious circumstances.

  • And I Must Scream: It's heavily implied that Knox is stuck in his savage monster form and a part of him is desperately trying to call for help.
  • Animal Eyes: Downplayed. Knox keeps his blue eyes as a monster (which is how Baymax recognizes his identity), but his sclera is yellow. However, it's played straight where Knox loses more humanity and his pupils turn into reptile-like slits.
  • Ax-Crazy: Being kept for too long in his monster state turns him into an aggressive and violent beast.
  • Big Eater: Invoked by Hiro in "Prey Date". He actually never set out to hurt anyone on his rampage. He was simply hungry.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even as an unstable dark-colored monster, Orso Knox doesn't want to hurt anybody purposefully. He's simply hungry and slowly loses himself to his animal instincts.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Subverted. He attempted to attack Liv for turning him into a monster, but he's stopped in time by Karmi.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He is finally transformed back into a human for good in "City of Monsters Part 2" and freed from Liv/Diane Amara's control as she was stopped by the real Liv Amara and Big Hero 6, and later arrested for her crimes.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Well, monster. In his monster form, Knox tries to attack Liv and growls at her, since she is the cause of his mutation.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a really deep voice in monster form, at least when he is able to speak
  • Fanboy: Of Shakespeare, apparently.
  • Forced into Evil: "Prey Date" reveals Orso Knox is far from being a villain. He was turned into an unstable monster by Sycorax, probably part of an experiment, and after Karmi helps turning him back into a human, Knox gets blackmailed by Liv into funding her company and give her good publicity or she'll turn him back into his monster form. Knox eventually lampshades this once he's turned back into a human:
    "Actually, to be clear, I'm not with them."
  • Foreshadowing: On his debut episode, Knox is about to harm Liv Amara and is stopped in time by Karmi. Liv was the one who turned him into a monster in the first place.
  • Hellish Pupils: When he gains these, it means his humanity is disappearing and you should run.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: As a human, Knox is a shy, nervous and meek Nice Guy. His blue eyes is what makes Baymax deduce that the monster on the loose is indeed Orso Knox.
  • Ironic Name: Orso means "bear". Though he has no resemblance to a bear, his name means a ferocious beast... just like him.
  • The Kindnapper: In "Prey Date", Knox seemingly captures Hiro. He actually was taking him out of Sycorax, since Liv is the one behind his monster transformation, and Knox most possibly wanted Hiro to avoid the same fate as him.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: The more time he spends in monster form, the more savage he becomes.
  • Made of Iron: It takes several patches filled with sedative to finally knock him out.
  • Magic Pants: Once he's finally turned back into a human, Knox regains his clothes while he was obviously naked as a monster.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: His monster form looks like a cross between a whale, a dinosaur and a human.
  • Nice Guy: As a human, Orso Knox is actually a kind individual.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite his vicious looks, he saves Hiro twice in a row.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: In "Prey Date", he is not kidnapping Hiro. He saves Hiro from Liv's basement, thinking she'd mutate him as well.
  • Old Friend: Of the Frederickson family. Mrs. Frederickson greatly worries about his condition.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Justified. Knox was forced into being transformed into a monster, and him losing his humanity is far from being intentional. Proof is, when turned back into a human, Knox is a frail Nice Guy.
  • Put on a Bus: Since Liv/Di and Chris get arrested and their arc is done with, Orso Knox probably won't appear again since he's been turned back into a human for good.
  • Shrinking Violet: After being successfully turned back into a human by Karmi and Sycorax, Liv's press conference shows Orso as a shy, meak individul. Justified since Liv was the one who transformed her in the first place and he's obviously nervous around her.
  • Speaks in Shout-Outs: Knox is a fan of Shakespeare. As a monster, he communicates entirely in Shakespeare quotes.
  • Token Good Teammate: He is the only one of Liv's monsters who did not go through a mutation willingly, who was not a criminal supervillain and was blackmailed from start to finish by Liv (High Voltage were blackmailed too, but were still criminals in the first place). After Bessie transforms all of the monsters back into humans, Knox is quick to state to Big Hero 6 he is not associated with the villains.
  • The Unintelligible: As of "Prey Date", Knox was kept for so long in his monster state he lost the ability to speak and can only growl, roar and grumble.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Knox losing his humanity to animal instincts causes him to go through this and is extremely hard to stop him once he's on rampage.
  • Villainous Rescue: While he was believed to have captured Hiro, he was actually saving him from being taken to Liv Amara's basement. This alone shows he's still got good in him and was Forced into Evil.
  • Was Once a Man: He was turned into a monster by Di Amara to ransom his humanity back to him. Luckily averted once he gets turned back into a human for good after the mid-season finale.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Even if he's a feral monster, he never tries to actually harm Hiro. This shows he still has some of his humanity left into him. "Prey Date" implies he was actually trying to save Hiro from Liv's basement, thinking she'd mutate him as well.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Just when Karmi succeeds transforming him back into a human, Diane reveals that she can still turn him back into a monster whenever she wants unless he does what she wants.

Liv's Creations


Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker, Andy Richter (post-intelligence)
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Nega-Globby")

  • Always Someone Better: He's this for the original Globby. Not only does he possess the same abilities Globby does, his greater mass allows him to overpower his progenitor.
  • Animorphism: Just like Globby, he can create into any animal he wants.
  • Artsy Beret: He wears one in "The New Nega-Globby" once he gains a brain and becomes cultured in art and music.
  • The Assimilator: Initially a small blob, it absorbed matter into itself to increase its size. It also absorbed an eye from a creature contained within Liv's lab.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In "The Globby Within", he gets so powerful he transforms into a giant version of himself.
  • Ax-Crazy: Liv's experiment on him made him too unstable, and once he escapes Sycorax, he destroys everything that gets in his way.
  • Berserk Button: After he develops an intelligence, anyone saying "ATM machine" gets on his bad side, since the "M" already stands for "machine".
  • Birds of a Feather: Fred figures that Nega-Globby will be happy if they leave him with Richardson Mole, since they're both insufferable know-it-alls. It works; they bond even while trying to one-up each other.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Has a black scelera behind his red eye.
  • Blob Monster: Just like Globby himself, he's entirely made of purple goo.
  • The Bus Came Back: His debut episode hinted Nega-Globby wasn't destroyed, and sure enough, he comes back in "The Globby Within" where he's using Globby to get stronger by taking control of his body.
  • Cyclops: Is a Blob Monster with one, single red eye.
  • Dark Is Evil: Is a dark bluish-purple color, in contrast to Globby's much lighter purple color.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Globby.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Stands much taller than Globby, and this extends to all of its forms as well.
  • Evil Laugh: The only intelligible sound he can make.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The entire premise of "The New Nega-Globby" is to free Nega-Globby from his prison and give him sentience to get a chance to redeem himself. He becomes a condescending snob instead that almost goes into a rampage when he's unable to fit with others. He is pacified by becoming friends with Richardson Mole, both insufferable and pretentious twats.
  • It Can Think: It's suggested to be smarter than it looks in spite of its animalistic rampage, due to knowing how to use all of Globby's abilities, and demonstrating strategic capability in its fight with Big Hero 6 and Globby. He is given an artificial brain in "The New Nega-Globby", which increases his intelligence.
  • Insufferable Genius: Gains this personality upon getting a new brain in "The New Nega-Globby". He quickly annoys the team to no end.
  • The Juggernaut: None of the team even made it flinch, to a point where he pretty easily could have destroyed the city had Globby not intervened.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Nothing Big Hero 6 throws at him actually works to stop him, which makes sense due to him being made out an indestructible substance.
  • Not Quite Dead: Globby eats Nega-Globby, but the ending of the episode shows that Nega-Globby still exists inside of him. It's a Sequel Hook to "The Globby Within", where Nega-Globby possesses Globby's body and forces him to commit acts of destruction, thus framing him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gives a panicked expression before Globby eats him.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: After being eaten by Globby, Nega-Globby didn't die; he was simply weakened. In "The Globby Within", he's getting stronger inside Globby and possesses him to wreck havoc.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Is a dark shade of purple, and a dangerous foe.
  • Purple Is the New Black: He's a darker shade of purple than Globby, showing he is much more dangerous and feral.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has only one red eye, and is a dangerous monster that destroys everything he sees. Completed with Black Eye Of Crazy. His eye turns green in "The New Nega-Globby" once he gains intelligence and stops rampaging savagely.
  • Replacement Flat Character: Since Globby has become a superhero, Nega-Globby takes his place as the malleable enemy with a dangerously diverse powerset.
  • Slasher Smile: Does a lot of these in "The Globby Within".
  • The Unintelligible: Contrary to Globby who is half-human, half Blob Monster, Nega-Globby is simply derived from Globby's gelatinous consistency, thus he only communicates in growls and roars.
  • Unstoppable Rage: From the second Liv tampers with it, it becomes incredibly angry, rampaging and destroying basically everything in sight from that point forward. This is remedied in "The New Nega-Globby" by giving him an artificial brain that reduces his instability, though he almost went into another rampage.
  • Villainous Legacy: Liv created Nega-Globby from Globby's substance. After her defeat, Nega-Globby eventually reawakens from inside Globby and starts a chain of events that turn Big Hero 6 and Globby into fugitives.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Just like Globby, as he is made from the same substance as him.


Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Appearances: The Series (debut: "Something Fluffy")

A bunch of cute creatures that mysteriously starts appearing around the city.

  • Adorable Evil Minions: Once Mr. Sparkles gets the power to control them, they become this to him.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: The medium-sized Mayoi basically act like a Big Friendly Dog, showing behaviours like tail-wagging and playing fetch. Their original, cute forms act more like kittens, whereas their final, giant forms act bear-like.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Karmi first identifies the Mayoi as fungi, then claims they are part plant, part animal. Fungi are actually neither plants nor animals.
  • Beware the Cute Ones: They are absolutely adorable, but once they are under the control of the wrong person and they swarm together at you, RUN.
  • Badass Adorable: A villainous example; they're Mr. Sparkles' minions who can throw shipping containers, while still looking extremely cute while doing so.
  • Big Eyes, Little Eyes: Have quite large eyes, emphasizing their cute appearance.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Under Mr. Sparkles' control, they become ruthless and aggressive.
  • Cute Is Evil: Was created by Liv Amara as part of her evil plans and are extremely adorable. Subverted as when not under Mr. Sparkles' control, they're more Punch Clock Villains than anything.
  • Cute Monster: Adorable creatures invented by Liv Amara.
  • Cuteness Proximity: No one can resist their cuteness. Not even GoGo or Professor Granville. Only Hiro doesn't let their cute appearance fool him.
  • Expy: Let's see... adorable creatures that has multiple growing phases and can only say the name of their species. Where have we heard of this before?
  • Gentle Giant: Even when they become gigantic, they maintain their puppy-like personality and are still affectionate. That's as long as they're not under Mr. Sparkles' control, that is...
  • Giant Mook: Engineered to be this for Mr. Sparkles.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Once their eyes start glowing, watch out. It means Mr. Sparkles has taken control of them and will become Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Green and Mean: Zig-zagged. Although created for nefarious purposes, they're inoffensive unless they're put under Mr. Sparkles' control.
  • Meaningful Name: Mayoi written in kanji can mean doubt, hesitation or bewilderment while katakana can refer to lost. They were engineered to sow doubt of Liv's culpability in the monsters, people are hesitant to believe they're a threat, Hiro is confused on how they could even be at first in spite of his suspicions and they ultimately end up escaping with Mr. Sparkles in the end.
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: Because they can eat regular food as well as photosynthesize they grow massive in a short amount of time.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: The Mayoi display no real aggression and are very friendly in their natural state, even when they grow to large sizes, allowing Big hero 6 to easily herd them. Unfortunately, this only lasts until Mr. Sparkles takes direct control of them.
  • One-Word Vocabulary: "Mayoi!"
  • Pet the Dog: They're actually very friendly and caring to anyone who picks them up and "adopts them".
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: When working together, they're capable of throwing shipping containers!
  • Planimal: More plant than animal.
  • Pokémon Speak: They can only say "Mayoi" (which is why people start calling them that).
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Don't have any actual villainous intent, as shown from their friendly interactions with just about all of San Fransokyo. In fact, they're only really on the villain's side at all because of Liv Amara and Mr. Sparkles' control over them.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Nearly everyone in San Fransokyo (even GoGo and Professor Granville) thinks of them as adorable.
  • Stronger Than They Look: These adorable tiny creatures? They can throw shipping containers. Yeah...
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They appear to be unconscious after Bessie turns all the mutated villains back to normal and Mr. Sparkles loses control of them. At the end of "City of Monsters Part 2," Fred feeds sushi to one of them, but the rest are unaccounted for. Since the "City of Monsters" arc is now over, who knows what will happen to them.


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Appearances: The Series (debut: "Muirahara Woods" (as a meteor), "Lie Detector" (as a monster))

A meteor owned by Ned Ludd whose magnetic field causes electronic devices to malfunction. In Season 2, Liv Amara steals and mutates it with bear DNA, creating a dangerous monster with electromagnetic capacities.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Ned endearingly calls her "girl".
  • All Animals Are Dogs: When Ned tames Bessie, she whines and lies on the ground with her head down similarly to a sad submissive dog. She even happily licks his face later on, acting like a Big Friendly Dog.
  • Ax-Crazy: Since she's part-bear, Bessie is extremely unstable and aggressive. It eventually gets under control once Ned Ludd tames her.
  • Bank Robbery: The reason why Bessie was created was to steal gold from the San Fransokyo Bank, as Liv needs it to find a cure to a rare disease.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Liv mixes bear DNA (which she gets from Chris fighting one and getting some of its fur) and combines it with Bessie to create a meteorite-bear hybrid to get the gold she needs. The combination of the bear's savage nature and Bessie's Walking Techbane properties make it a formidable opponent for Big Hero 6.
  • Berserk Button: Do not hurt Ned or her cubs if you know what's good for you.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Bessie's scelera is black, emphasizing her shining yellow eyes and violent nature.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: She becomes protective of Ned Ludd, despite him being a clearly competent fighter. Though it's justified that since he has no scientifically enhanced weapons, he's more at risk with villains like High Voltage and Mr. Sparkles and his Mayoi.
  • Breath Weapon: Bessie has the ability to fire electromagnetic beams from her mouth. It becomes useful to turn the mutant villains back to normal in "City of Monsters". It is later revealed by Hiro she can no longer cause a dead zone for electronics unless hit by this beam.
  • The Brute: To Liv.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's the only monster made from scratch by Liv. She's also the only monster who isn't controlled by her, thus easily commits a Heel–Face Turn and deactivates the other monsters' chips with her tech-nullifying beams.
  • Companion Cube: As a meteor, Bessie is this to Ned. He sweet talks her and becomes aggressive when someone is too near her.
  • Cute Monster: While her calmer moments can make her look cuter, her cubs definitely play this trope more straight.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She surprisingly grows to care about Ned Ludd and commits a Heel–Face Turn because of him.
  • Eye Lights Out: Happens when Baymax sucker-punches Bessie. Unfortunately, she gets back up a few moments later.
  • Gentle Giant: Post-Heel–Face Turn. Just don't hurt Ned, though.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has bright, yellow shining eyes.
  • Gold Fever: A variant. Liv created the Bessie monster to steal the gold she needs in order to cure the real Liv in stasis from a rare disease.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even after her Heel–Face Turn, Bessie remains a savage bear, who can be extremely violent and aggressive (especially when her cubs are concerned).
  • Green and Mean: As an aggressive bear monster, Bessie keeps her green color and glow.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ned Ludd manages to subdue her in "City of Monsters", which makes Bessie docile like a dog to Ned and violently protects him if another villain tries to harm him.
  • Hybrid Monster: Liv combines bear DNA with Bessie the meteor to make a tech-nullifying bear.
  • It Can Think: Thanks to Liv, Bessie is now sentient and extremely dangerous.
  • Made of Iron: Justified. Using bear DNA, Liv planned to create a monster strong enough to steal the gold she needs and defeat Big Hero 6.
  • Mama Bear: She becomes a literal example when Mr. Sparkles and High Voltage try to hurt Ned. Becomes doubly literal in "Fred the Fugitive", which reveals she's had cubs after Hiro finds her uncharacteristically violent and tearing up the woods trying to find them after they got lost.
  • Meaningful Name: Bessie is a derivative of "Beatrice", which translates to "bringer of joy". She's Ned Ludd's one source of happiness.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: "Fred The Fugitive" showcases she had three bear cubs, that are made out of green rock like her and whom Bessie is extremely protective of.
  • Rock Monster: By using bear DNA, Liv Amara turns Bessie into a glowing rock-bear.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Bessie is a lab experiment by Liv Amara, and has bright yellow eyes.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Both as a meteor and a bear mutant, Bessie shines a bright green light.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It was originally just a rock that caused electronics to screw up. After being fused with bear DNA it is now as powerful as a full grown bear. It lost its ability to screw up electronics but gained a Breath Weapon that causes electrionics to shut down.
  • Undying Loyalty: At first towards Liv, then switches for Ned Ludd.
  • Unstoppable Rage: While it gets better after Ned tames her, if you hurt him or her three bear cubs, nothing will stop her at tearing you apart.
  • The Unintelligible: To to being part-bear, Bessie communicates just like one; she can growl, roar and whine.
  • Walking Techbane: Her magnetic field causes all electronic devices (including Baymax) to go awry or just stop working. In "Lie Detector", after being turned into a monster by Liv, Bessie causes the team's tech to malfunction in the worst possible time when they're too near her.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She attacks anything she sees, no matter their age (as seen with Hiro in "Lie Detector").


    Flying Bots 

Flying Bots

Appearances: The Series (debut: "Internabout")

A bunch of robots whose purpose is to generate bio food and bring them to employees.

  • Benevolent A.I.: Ironically, they are not only the only robots among the bio-tech corporation, but the only benevolent thing about it at all. At least under Liv Amara's clone Diane's control.
  • The Bus Came Back: They had a very small role in S2, but play a crucial part in "Return To Sycorax" in order to stop the Yaki Taco monsters.
  • Green and Mean: Inverted. They are green, but are the only thing about Sycorax that isn't malevolent (although justified since they are robots and the other threats are mutants).
  • Light Is Good: They're white and the Token Good Teammates of Sycorax.
  • Not Quite Flight: Just like the Buddy Guardians, they are hovering bots rather than flying ones.
  • Robot Maid: They create and give bio food to whoever programs them to on the go.
  • Tin-Can Robot: They look like flying white garbage binsm, but their designs are rather cute.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only thing created by Liv Amara who doesn't aim to harm others. Although that's because it was created by the real Liv Amara.

    Yaki Taco Monsters 

Taco Scorpion & Crepe Vulture
The Crepe Vulture (left) and Taco Scorpion (right)

Appearances: The Series (debut: "Return To Sycorax")

A duo of monsters made out of animal DNA and Yaki Taco fast food. They are hybirds between a taco and a scorpion, and the Sugarzilla crepe dessert with a vulture. They were created by accident when Fred mistook one of Liv/Di Amara's machines for a microwave and put his food inside.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Since they are monster hybrids made out of food, they seem to be the only Sycorax monsters (perhaps except for the Mayoi) who don't have a designed gender.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Their entire existence is questioned when you take in consideration Fred wakes up from a nightmare at the end of the episode. Did they really exist until the revelation of the Monster Smoothie, or the entire episode was part of Fred's nightmare?
  • Artistic License – Ornithology: In real life, vultures are harmless scavengers who feast on dead carcasses and will only attack if it feels threatened, while the Crepe Vulture is shown to be aggressive and tries to kidnap Krei. However it's justified since it was created at Sycorax, where the tampering of DNA are shown to make the resulting mutants aggressive, and there's the fact the ending is reveled to be an Acid Reflux Nightmare of Fred and questioning if the events at Sycorax really did happen.
  • Ax-Crazy: A given, considering they were created at Sycorax in one of its many monster-making machines (by accident nonetheless).
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: The taco monster is part-scorpion, thus has a stinger tail it uses to attack anything it sees.
  • Breath Weapon: The Crepe Vulture has an ice breath, while the Taco Scorpion has fire breath. It's a nod to them being made out of ice cream and spice food respectively.
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: They were created by complete accident by Fred, who mistook one of Liv/Di Amara's DNA combining machine for a microwave. The components of the food were mixed with leftover vulture and scorpion DNA that was remained there.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: The Taco Scorpion has fire breath.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: The Crepe Vulture is made of ice creme in a crepe, which gives it a powerful inner ice breath weapon.
  • Feathered Fiend: The crepe mutant has vulture DNA, and it has what appears to be wafer feathers that allows it to fly.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: They both are made out of ice cream and spices, granting them each a breath weapon of ice and fire respectively.
  • Flight: The Crepe Vulture (due to being, well, a vulture) can fly.
  • Food Eats You: These monsters were a simple taco a crepe, before being put in Liv Amara's machine by Fred made them sentient and aggressive beasts. They are the only Sycorax monsters made out of food. However, the ending of the episode makes one wonder if they actually existed. But if Di was able to make a meteor alive by combining it with bear DNA, it could've been possible for mere food to become monsters as well.
  • It Can Think: The two of them are rather expressive and know how to combine their forces against the members of Big Hero 6.
  • Kidnapping Bird of Prey: The Crepe Vulture kidnaps Krei at some point by grabbing hold of his shoulders mid-flight, making it up to Baymax and Hiro to rescue him.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: They are the last Sycorax monsters to be introduced on the show, and also the ONLY ONES that were NOT created by Amara. They are also the only ones that were created by complete accident (in that case, by Fred). And there's the fact they might have never existed at all due to the nature of Fred's nightmare.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Baymax's scan of them indicates that "the DNA of a scorpion and a vulture were merged with a taco and a crepe".
  • Power Pincers: The Taco Scorpion has those, due to the nature of its source species.
  • Scary Scorpions: The taco mutant has scorpion DNA, and is just as dangerous as any other monsters the heroes faced before.
  • Red Is Violent: The mutants are dangerous and have red prominent body parts (strawberries beak and talons for the vulture, the pincers and tail for the scorpion).
  • The Unintelligible: They can only screech, growl and roar.
  • Villainous Legacy: Of a sort. They were not created by Liv/Di, but by Fred (accidentally and unintentionally) using her DNA combining machine.

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