Played by: Patton Oswalt
A returning Navy Sealnote who starts feuding with BoJack over some muffins.
- Aggressive Negotiations: If you're willing to call them negotiations, which is stretching the term a bit too much. While being a somewhat wronged party, Neal demands BoJack apologies and some form of "compensation" over buying the muffins in a fit of pettiness, and he's too willing to use the news to coerce him into doing so.
- All Issues Are Political Issues: Frames BoJack taking his muffins as a sign of Bojack's disrespect for the army, and therefore for American values.
- Ambiguous Syntax: Is he a Navy SEALnote or a literal Navy SEALnote ?
- Anti-Villain: He's an entitled jerkass, true, but BoJack is just as petty and entitled in this case.
- Cheated Angle: He's always shown head-on.
- Chest of Medals: His uniform is covered in medals that indicate his military accomplishments.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: He's angry that Bojack isn't grating him the respect he thinks he's due as a returning soldier.
- Disproportionate Retribution: His response to BoJack taking the last box of his favourite brand of muffins is to whip up a media frenzy targeting him.
- Entitled Bastard: The whole reason why the conflict started was because BoJack stolenote Neal's muffins and he wanted justice.
- Evil Is Petty: He's not evil but he is petty. See above.
- Four-Star Badass: How he likes to present himself .
- I Shall Taunt You: His and Tom Jumbo-Grumbo's tactic to get BoJack to respond to their accusations, knowing that he can't handle criticism.
- It's the Principle of the Thing: He doesn't really care about the muffins, he just wanted to get back at BoJack for his perceived disrespect.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He does raise a good point that BoJack doesn't care about the feelings of others and feels entitled to everything since he's a celebrity.
- Kick the Dog: He goes out of his way to annoy and inconvenience BoJack over a simple box of muffins.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Given BoJack also went out of his way to inconvenience McBeal over a simple box of muffins, his actions are slightly justified.
- Knight Templar: He firmly believes he's standing up for vetrans by engaging in his petty feud.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After the demanded public apology goes south, he drops his feud with BoJack as pointless.
- Malicious Slander: His attack strategy against BoJack is to defame him until he explains himself.
- Never Accepted in His Hometown: He portrays himself this way, as a hero not accepted by the people he protects. Given the way the public rallies behind him, it's not true.
- One-Shot Character: Only appears in "BoJack Hates The Troops".
- Starter Villain: The first antagonist BoJack has to face against on-screen.
- Tautological Templar: Whatever he does, Neal believes that he's doing it for fair and justified reasons. Of course, some people may think otherwise.
- Affably Evil: Both are very friendly to Todd despite being gang members. Until they found out Todd was two-timing them, then they both tried to kill him.
- Ambiguously Gay: To further establish the "two dates to the prom" analogy, the two gang leaders act like they're dating Todd. Klaus even brought flowers.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Or at least Beware the Affably Evil Ones. Both leaders are laid back guys who treat potential recruits with respect. However, if someone crosses them, he won't hesitate to kill them.
- The Cartel: The Latin Kings.
- Enemy Mine: At the end of the prison riot, the Aryans and Latins both put aside their differences to try and murder Todd.
- Fantastic Racism: Subverted, while the Aryan Nation are whites-only and the Latin Kings are Hispanics, both gangs have human and animal members. Apparently in this show, race/ethnicity transcends species.
- Friendly Enemy: Surprisingly, considering how racist real Aryan gangs are, Klaus and the Latin Kings leader seem to get along well. When trying to sway Todd to their sides, they try to make their gang look good, instead of making the other look bad. Reaches its apex when they're both agreeing to bury the hatchet after a vicious Prison Riot between the two... by cheerfully trying to curb-stomp Todd.
- Playing Both Sides: Todd gets recruitment offers from both gangs, and is unsure which one he favors, so he (rather naively) tries to join both of them. When they find out,they aren't pleased.
- Prison Riot: Upon realizing that Todd had (unintentionally) double-crossed them both, the two gangs get into a deadly fight that kills multiple inmates and guards, before they focus on attacking Todd.
- Those Wacky Nazis: The Aryan Nation.
Played by: Joel McHale
A normal person (actually a former Russian spy) who, just like Wanda, has just woken from a 30-year old coma and is just trying to adjust himself to the new world.
- Accidental Aesop: He did learn something; there's no need for a counter ideology to battle capitalism, capitalism will destroy and consume itself anyway!
- Affably Evil: Personable, nice and a proud KGB agent.
- Ambiguous Allegiance: At first, he seems to be firmly on the Soviet Union side, but after finding out that the USSR has fallen and that there are plenty of decent Americans, he changes sides and tries to follow their way of life. However, during the collapse of Todd's Disneyland, Alex's comments about capitalism destroying itself cast some doubt about whether he really wants to change or he's just pretending.
- Ambiguously Evil: He's a KGB agent, but he's quite personable and we never see him do anything terrible onscreen.
- Birds of a Feather: With Wanda, much to BoJack's chagrin. They're both from different times, they are in new positions in the world and they're struggling to catch up with the present.
- Commonality Connection: Connects with Wanda immediately since they're both dealing with the effects of their 30-year comas.
- Dirty Communist: He's in reality a covert agent and spy for the KGB, working while the URSS was still a thing. Ironically, when BoJack tries to expose him as such, this only earns him more sympathy since he's coping with the fact that he no longer has a job or a place in the new world.
- Fake Defector: Implied with his speech at the end of "Yesterdayland", since he hasn't completely abandoned the "capitalism is bad" ideas. To be fair, this might be just an ideology and not him reverting to his old ways.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: A former KGB agent who has trouble getting used to the new state of things. The fact that, like Wanda, he's been on a coma for 30 years doesn't help at all.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Is he still in the Communist wave? Has he changed viewpoints? Is he getting back on his old ways because he feels it's the only way he's comfortable? Or he has just realized the irony of not having to do anything while capitalism destroys itself?
- Honesty Is the Best Policy: While BoJack outed him first, he was planning on confessing his past to everyone he met as part of changing his ways and starting a new life. Of course, given how quickly he reverts, how honest he was it's up for debate.
- Ignored Epiphany: Maybe. It's hard to completely confirm since he seemed genuine in his desire to change, but at the same time he's still a terrorist against capitalism at heart.
- The Mole: The reason why he was meeting with everyone. It's rendered null by the fact that his employers, the URSS and KGB, have since disappears during the time he was out of action.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: Inverted surprisingly. Alex manages to hide his true intentions very well and only starts behaving in suspicious ways once he's been outed as a formar spy.
- Romantic False Lead: He is introduced as a possible romantic partner for Wanda, before becoming the first metaphorical obstacle in their relationship.
- Stranger in a Familiar Land: He's having a real hard time accepting that the world he once knew is gone now and he has to adapt with the current times.
- Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell: He used to be a KGB agent who ended going into a coma that lasted around 30 years during which the USSR collapsed. Now, he practically is without a job.
Played by: Aaron Paul
Played by: Jake Johnson
Mr. Peanutbutter's long-suffering meerkat accountant, who's often forced to help advise with financing Todd's and Peanutbutter's ridiculous business schemes.
- Beleaguered Assistant: The very definition of this trope.
- Big NO: Gives one as Mr. Peanutbutter drives him back to work.
- Butt-Monkey: Comes with being the accountant to Mr. Peanutbutter. Later, in Season 3, he is literally dragged away from his family to work, and the playhouse he constructed for his son is destoyed by Bojack and Sarah Lynn. To add insult to injury, Sarah criticizes his building skills afterwards.
- Chekhov's Gunman: His sarcastic suggestion regarding spaghetti strainers ultimately saves the day in the Season 3 finale, when the strainers are used to save Pacific Ocean City.
- Honest Advisor
- I Was Just Joking: Sarcastically suggests a spaghetti strainer hat as a business idea. Mr. Peanutbutter takes him seriously.
- Only Sane Man: As Mr. Peanutbutter's accountant, he has to deal with the stupid ideas he and Todd come up with, much to his chagrin.
- Rapid-Fire "No!": Does this whenever Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd pitch a new idea to him.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Subverted: Mr. Peanutbutter literally drags him away from his son when he tries to spend time with him.
Played by: Candice Bergen
- When you do bad things, you have something you can point to when people eventually leave you. It's not you, you tell yourself. It's that bad thing you did.
An incredibly talented negotiator working for the L.A Gazette. She contacts Bojack in order to try and get him to keep being subscribed to the Gazette, but ends up giving him excellent advice as well.
- The Ace: Intelligent, caring and knows the ins and outs of people like the back of her hand. Her wall is adorned with Employee of the Month awards for a reason.
- Anti-Villain: Incredibly downplayed. She's not evil at all, gives out excellent advice and actually helps Bojack, but it's all for the selfish motive of keeping him subscribed to her company's paper.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Why she's so successful. She can easily understand why a client is the way they are with little effort.
- The Dreaded: Her power is feared by everyone below her.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Her face is never shown: only her sitting at her computer, turned away from the viewer.
- Mundane Utility: She's a highly educated, polite, persuasive, patient and compassionate woman with an amazing emotional and inter-personal intelligence. The L.A. Gazette takes full advantage of all of these qualities by having her convince angry customers to keep their newspaper subscriptions. There's also J.O.H.N.N.Y., a flying drone she has at her disposal, which is presumably able to reach any place in or around L.A. almost instantly. She uses it to offer refreshments to her customers through the phone.
- Politeness Judo: Is polite, helpful, and sympathetic to callers, so they'll feel bad about wanting to cancel their subscription.
- The Shrink: Version three: The Awesome Shrink. She gives great advice, clearly understands Bojack and sets him on a better path by the end of the episode.
- The Social Expert: She is able to work out BoJack's personal issues, set him on a path to deal with them, and gets him to retain his subscription to her paper, over the course of one phone call.
Played by: Dave Franco
A famous movie star, and one of the clients at VIM. He invites Diane to a party at his house.
- Mushroom Samba: Though we're never explicitly told what "Gush" is or what exactly it does, it seems to have psychedelic effects. Just as he's trying to stop Diane from running off into the night while tripping on hard drugs, he drops this gem:Alex:' That tree is amazing.
- Name's the Same: He falls victim to this. Specifically, he mistakenly texts Diane, who works with him, instead of the girl he wanted to get with, who's also named Diane.
- Nice Guy: According to him, he runs a foundation that brings clean water to neglected communities. Also, when he mistakenly invites Diane, his social media manager, to his house, instead of the girl he wanted to hook up with, he welcomes her warmly, entertains her and tries really hard to make her feel like part of the group.
- Really Gets Around: Shares this with his friends. This also seems to be the origin of the "Snatch Batch" nickname, not that he is too thrilled about it.
Played by: ???
Alexi Brosefino's friends: Carlos, David, and Shitshow.
- Butt-Monkey: Shitshow. He's the butt of a lot of the group's jokes, as shown by his nickname. However, his friends will not let anyone else fuck with him.
- Hidden Depths: All of them are wild party bros who also do charity work and give Ted Talks.
- Nice Guy: Carlos. Apparently, he met Alexi while doing charity work.
- The Voiceless: Shitshow. Never talks onscreen, instead participating in conversation with a series of raspberries. Apparently, he does talk, since, according to Alexi, they met at a Ted Talk he gave.
Played by: Colman Domingo
A lonely old dragonfly who lives in a rural Michigan town, right next-door to the former Sugarman summer cabin. When Bojack moves into his family's old cabin, he becomes Eddie's neighbor and acquaintance.
- Acrophobic Bug: He's a flying insect, but stubbornly refuses to fly. This is because it reminds him too much of how his late wife died in a tragic flying accident.
- Berserk Button: He gets pretty pissed off when BoJack tricks him into flying again, due to the bad memories he has of this experience. See Interrupted Suicide below.
- Death Seeker: Subtle, but he's rarely seen to do much of his time nowadays, just wallowing in his house before the Sugarman home fixing takes his time. Once his widower status and role in his wife's death is revealed, Eddie's actions are clearer: he's just bidding his time until both are reunited again. Anything else is irrelevant.
- Die or Fly: Invoked on him, as BoJack slips off the roof on purpose to get him to fly. It backfires when the realization he's doing it and BJ tricked him causes a massive Freak Out! which leads to Eddie almost killing them both.
- Fire-Forged Friends: At first, Eddie finds BoJack to be an annoying neighbor, but they soon start bonding as Eddie helps BoJack repair and renovate the old Sugarman house. But after Eddie tried to kill himself and BoJack, the latter destroys his own ancestral home and abandons their broken friendship.
- To Honey Sugarman. Both characters have a mental breakdown (and even a simultaneous musical number) due to the loss of a loved one, but they react to their grief in different ways. While Honey caused her car to crash with her (and Beatrice) in it in an attempt to "feel alive again" after her son's death, Eddie attempted to kill himself (and BoJack) specifically because he didn't want to live after his wife's death.
- Also to BoJack himself. Like the horse, Eddie is struggling day to day to keep going even when he's reluctant to let go of the past; this made complicated by both guilty parties' roles in their own personal hell: encouraging others to partake in their excesses only for their loved ones to die because of it. An interesting example, since it's Eddie's exposure to BoJack makes the latter realize how meaningless and self-destructive it is to wallow in pity longer than it's needed, but it never does the same for Eddie who remains somewhat the same from beginning to end.
- Freudian Excuse: He stopped flying and fell into a deep depression, because of how he accidentally got his wife killed while they were soaring through the sky on one fateful day.
- Hope Spot: Eddie's entire story arc. He's a depressed, guilt-ridden widower who's decided to live the rest of his life waiting for death to reunite with his wife (that is, if he believes in the afterlife at all) and one of the last habitants of Harper's Landing...before Joseph Sugarman's grandson, "Hambone Fakenamington" (BJ) shows up, looking for answers. Together, they rebuild the derelict summer home and become friends, upon which BJ learns more about Eddie's issues with flying. Once the work is finished, the clueless horse tries to help by tricking him into flying. Eddie promptly explodes in madness and grief and tries to end it all with BJ as collateral. When that fails and BJ rescues him, Eddie finally admits his despair....only for BJ to be horrified and disgusted with this funhouse version of himself and decides to high-tail it out of there, leaving Eddie the same as before.
- Interrupted Suicide: An attempted Murder-Suicide; he grabs BoJack, flies high up in the sky, and then falls into a lake. BoJack saves both himself and Eddie from drowning, but then leaves as Eddie cries about not wanting to live anymore.
- Kick the Dog: Granted, BoJack didn't help him at all by gaslighting him, but he did it with good intentions. Eddie, for his part, got crazy and tries to kill both of them. Little wonder BoJack leaves him to his own devices afterwards.
- Kill the Ones You Love: By proxy. Eddie wanted to see how far up they could reach while Lorraine didn't. Prodding further made her relent, which resulted in her death by get sucked by an airplane engine.
- The Lost Lenore: He lost his wife Lorraine due to him recklessly flying higher with her than they should have, causing her to be sucked into a jet engine. The rest of his days have been filled with regret, and he still keeps all of her belongings intact.
- Nice Guy: While he appears to be depressed and emotionally damaged, and occasionally (playfully) insulted Bojack and acted like a lonely grump, he is still likable and sympathetic. When he realizes Bojack cannot fix his grandparents' house, he is more than willing to spend almost a year fixing their place out of just wanting to help. When Bojack says he wants to repay him back for all his help, all he does is close his tool box and says "don't sweat it".
Played by: Hannibal Buress
An intern at Felicity Huffman's reality TV show. He briefly dates Hollyhock.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, he looks like a decent guy who genuinely likes Hollyhock, but is willing to dump her to get his script discovered by an agent. A realistic example, since he's never really shown to be that bad of a guy, just selfish enough to let good things go to waste.
- Butt-Monkey: Discussed. Being an intern, Miles mentions being at the bottom of the pecking order and having to do menial jobs. It comes with the job description, apparently; being a slave in name only. Although, because of his low importance, he can roam freely and do whatever he wants.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": In-Universe. He's an aspiring writer and as per their agreement, gives BoJack a spec script to shop around. Given his description of the main concept, it's clearly just a biographical comedy about him. BJ is not impressed.
- Interspecies Romance: He enters a brief relationship with Hollyhock, a horsegirl.
- Nice Hat: He wears a blue beanie.
- Only One Name: Miles, just Miles.
Played by: Natasha Rothwellnote
A goose, Beatrice's old schoolmate and pretentious bully.
- Arch-Enemy: To Beatrice Sugarman. From an early age, Clemelia frequently antagonized Beatrice during playground hours. Beatrice started responding in kind as grown-ups. She represents everything Beatrice is not and hates about her peers (and what she eventually becomes). And, boy, do they hate each other with a passion.Clemelia: Oh, my Beatrice Sugarman? Doth my eye belie me?
Beatrice: Oh, Clemelia Bloodsworth. (between teeth) Why are you here?
Clemelia: I must say, it's tremendous you're finally debuting.
Beatrice: In truth, I find these parties to be garish, self-serving wastes of money. Oh, and I'm sure yours was particularly horrendous, Clemelia.
Clemelia: (Spit Take) Oh, my! How repugnant!
- Alpha Bitch: She's the classic female bully, belittling other girls who do not fit into her society's best values. Those who submit become her lackeys. Those who don't like Beatrice, her favorite target, are demeaned at every turn, pushed from the slide or called "fat".
- Always Someone Better: How she tries to show herself to other people, Beatrice especially. Beatrice herself hates her for this attitude, but overall doesn't care.
- Bigger Stick: Clemelia's M.O. Obsessed with peacocking, she overcompensated by having better things than others and showing them off. Case in point: During Beatrice's debutante ball, Clemelia's method of getting under Beatrice's skin is to mention how much more expensive her debutante ball was. Not to say, it happened long before Beatrice's.
- The Bully: In addition to being the Alpha Bitch, she'd often browbeat softer, passive girls in the playground, especially if they wanted to use "her" slide.
- Bully Brutality: She stomped Beatrice's fingers (with help from her clique) and pushed her off the slide stairs while laughing at her pain. This was only because she wanted to use the playground's slide, which Clemelia and her group had claimed as their own. It's implied this got so bad Beatrice often tried to skip school to avoid her.
- Establishing Character Moment: Clemelia's introduced by keeping a young Beatrice from climbing the slide's ladder by proclaiming it's owned by "members of an elite society of extremely young women" led by her. When Beatrice insists on climbing further, Clemelia calls her fat and kicks her off the ladder while she laughs at her pain.
- Faux Affably Evil: She'd put on a formal tone and use courtesy when talking. Her words, however, were filled with contempt, fury and sweet poison, which her smug smile often betrays.
- Flowery Elizabethan English: Used often as a way of showcasing her high status and snotty, elitist attitude. Interestingly, Clemelia seemed unable to use anything other than high vocabulary to talk, implying she couldn't even conceive talking with anyone other than those of high class, unlike Beatrice.
- Girl Posse: She is accompanied as a child by identical twin human girls.
- Gentleman Snarker: Subverted. While her insults, as detailed below in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, are quite witty and well-versed, her condescending attitude and smug elitism pretty much drains any class from her quips.
- Hate Sink: The Bully to Beatrice, a smug rich doll with a vain perception of herself and certainly one of the reasons for Beatrice's hatred of the affluent lifestyle, Clemelia doesn't have any redeeming qualities.
- Irrational Hatred: Clemelia hated Beatrice over anybody else and enjoyed humiliating her at any opportunity, be it at school or at her debutante party, in spite of Beatrice never doing anything to her.
- Jerkass: Pompous, elitist, smug, cruel and still enough of a hypocrite to put a paper-thin classy image.
- Kick the Dog: Her treatment of Beatrice when they were both little girls. She still tries when they're both grown women, but Beatrice has since learned a few tricks and doesn't care as much anymore.
- Narcissist: A classic example. Clemelia's selfish and concerned primarily with herself. Any relationships she has are based on people who admire her (sycophants), people who can get her the things she wants (pretenders) or people she hates (Beatrice). Anything not related to those three categories (or herself, for that matter) doesn't blip in her radar.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Being (apparently) in the same level of wealth as Beatrice, Clemelia's laugh, done with the classic pose and obnoxious haughtiness, was often heard when she had the upper hand in a conversation. Nothing more proper for a wealthy, stuck-up heiress.
- Preppy Name: More so than the Sugarmans and the Creamermans. Per naming standard in Southern wealth, her name was given as Clemelia Bloodsworth, highlighting her family name, her aristocratic heritage and her family's bragging nature. Surely enough, her attitude grew to fit the name (and the ego).
- Psychopathic Womanchild: Downplayed. While Beatrice matured by the time of her debutante ball, Clemelia stayed the same spiteful, childish bully she was all those years, even if she learned how to keep it under wraps by etiquette and wit. Once enraged enough, she'll show these traits by throwing a temper tantrum and over exaggerate.
- Rich Bitch: Unlike Beatrice, a classic take on the trope.
- Sadist: She enjoyed making other girls cry and laughed at them. Beatrice was her favorite target.
- Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: She hasn't changed at all by the years, judging by her more complex passive-aggressive sparring between the two heiresses when they encounter during Beatrice's debutante ball. Of course, Clemelia seems to be more emphatic and vicious when it comes to the insults, trying to instill Beatrice into cowering or attacking, while Beatrice isn't as concerned about their rivalry and sees her as a nuisance.
- Serious Business: As a child, she wouldn't let anyone, but her and the twins to even use the slide at all.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Even as a child she used very eloquent language.Clemelia: Even your lungs expostulate as they struggle to expel your ample corpulence.Clemelia's friend: She's saying your lungs think you're fat too.
- Smug Smiler: Her default expression. Frequently, a sign of her perceived superiority and joy over others' private shame.
- Smug Snake: She thinks herself as charming, classy and superior than any other woman. This seems to be her own opinion.
- Unknown Rival: Part of what pisses her off about Beatrice is how what she thinks are accomplishments in her favor, all the better to rub on Beatrice's face, don't matter to her that much...or Clemelia for that matter.
- Wealth's in a Name: Her surname, "Bloodsworth", references both her family's mighty wealth and the selective virtues she favors above money and status.
- Wicked Pretentious: Played with; she's clearly overconfident in her abilities and too much of a bragger to be the perfect socialite she claims to be. This, coupled with her total disinterest of anything beyond ideal rich life unlike Beatrice or Corbin, makes come off as an ignorant know-it-all with no real class whatsoever. However, Clemelia has qualities, as clouded as they are: she is witty, refined and on par with Beatrice in terms of intellect. Her personality is so horrible, obnoxious and materialistic, however, that those virtues matter very little.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Invoked against Beatrice when she tries to climb up the slide's stairs.
The heir of the Creamerman dairy company, and one of Beatrice Sugarman's suitors. Both of their fathers wanted them to have an arranged business marriage, which never panned out due to Beatrice eloping with Butterscotch Horseman instead.
- Abhorrent Admirer: An awkward, nervous, homely and boring dweeb of a goat, Corbin was obviously smitten with Beatrice but clearly didn't represent Beatrice's idea of someone who would make pleasant small talk, much less someone she'd consider marrying. It didn't help that their possible engagement was endorsed and expected by her father Joseph, who never took her happiness in consideration and saw it more as a strategic union with Creamerman Cream-based Commodities. All of this was part of what drew her to the more rugged, studly Butterscotch Horseman. After realizing their Commonality Connection and their Not So Different situations, Beatrice was just starting to come around to Corbin when she learned she was pregnant with BoJack, ruining any chance she had of marrying him.
- Adorkable: He stammers a lot, is interested in vegetable oil, and is very sweet.
- Allegorical Character: Corbin was the heir of Creamerman Cream-based Commodities, makers of daily products including ice-cream, a dessert Beatrice was never allowed to have. During their short courtship, Corbin struggled with getting through Beatrice, who remained ambivalent toward him until the end where she discovered his Hidden Depths, which did attract and interest her. After getting pregnant and losing her wealth, one of Beatrice's bigger regrets, not marrying Corbin, is linked to ice-cream: one of the many sweet things in life she was never allowed to taste.
- Alliterative Name: Corbin C. Creamerman.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Corbin is an outcast in a similar way to Beatrice: he's not particularly strong or interesting, his intelligence dwarfs that of his willingly ignorant peers who ignore and despise him, he has a bad relationship with Mort and constantly has to fight him on any decision, he had no saying in his possible engagement to Beatrice and followed through as duty. He's far from being the only weirdo in the room. Beatrice is probably one of the only who could understand him about what's like to feel trapped in a intellectually-dead environment without any chance of escape....if she was willing to open up and if he was willing to be upfront and assertive.
- Altar Diplomacy: Corbin is subtly aware that Mort is arranging events along with Joseph to pair off their two offspring (something Beatrice deduces as well) and ensure they'll eventually marry since it would provide a valuable alliance between Sugarman Sugar and Creamerman Ice Cream that would make both more powerful. The marriage would be more of a transaction than anything else for the families. As the two seems to be forming a heartfelt basis for an actual relationship, Beatrice is knocked up and marries Butterscotch, calling off the deal.
- Amazon Chaser: Downplayed. Corbin liked Beatrice for being strong-minded and independent, virtues he thought he lacked and had nothing to do with her body. Still, it's hard to deny that a stubborn, coal-brazen fierce mare like Beatrice wasn't attractive to squeamish Corbin.
- Apologizes a Lot: He can't let one screw-up go without apologizing many times. And he can't screwing up either. Beatrice often pretends not to notice but she's kind of amused and irritated by his enforced politeness.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Corbin is the next in line to lead Creamerman dairy to the next era; he is a goat. Besides the Meaningful Name, it's fitting the Creamerman family line is made entirely out of goats.
- Beautiful All Along: Beatrice's reaction to seeing him without his glasses.
- Betty and Veronica: The friendly, nervous "Betty" to Butterscotch's rogue, bad boyish "Veronica" for Beatrice's "Archie". She chooses Butterscotch because he got her pregnant and regrets it dearly.
- Birds of a Feather: With Beatrice, once both drop their façades about their similar childhoods and dreams. Unusual variation, since this character trait is used in contrast with his romantic rival, Butterscotch - while Butterscotch shared Beatrice's interests, high-branded idealism and admiration of middle class, Corbin shared Beatrice's ambitions, traumas and skill in their fields. More over, while Butterscotch's solution for all of life's trouble was to move to San Francisco and start over, sure success to come from hope and pure talent, Corbin's solution was to pull through life as it was, use any skills to do what he knows and loves and hopefully this hard work would be worth it in the end. Butterscotch's plan fell through, Corbin's fate was never revealed but is implied to have worked.
- Bonding Over Missing Parents: Abusive to be exact, but the result is the same between Corbin and Beatrice.
- The Bore: To Beatrice. Besides being meek and clumsy, Corbin often talks about pasteurization of dairy products or cream-based reactions, which are the only times where he expresses interest on something. Unfortunately, her crush isn't as keen on those things as he is, which makes their afternoon strolls plain torture. Zigzagged eventually when they have a heart-to-heart conversation: turns out, Corbin is quite aware his interests can be boring, but his ideals and genuine backing of those attracts Beatrice, which of course are the things he rarely talked about in much detail, hence his seemed dullness.
- Boring, but Practical: How Corbin sees his interests: while the technical knowledge can be excruciating, it may be worth it since it could lead Creamerman Cream-based Commodities into a bigger, modern enterprise. In-Universe, Corbin himself qualifies as this for Beatrice, as he has genuine ideas and direction in life unlike Butterscotch, even if he seems uninteresting by comparison. Overlaps with Simple, yet Awesome, as Corbin proves he could be interesting if given a shot, as Beatrice bitterly remembers.
- Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: Paired with Beatrice Horseman since her early days as a debutante and his early days as a pretender by Joseph and his father Mort themselves since it would join them in a strategically powerful conglomerate of Sugarman Cubes and Creamerman Ice Cream. In due time, it would have turned into a Perfectly Arranged Marriage; alas, the story is already written and there's no point in crying over spilled milk.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: Well, he gives it a shot to save face. Alas....Corbin: I'm sorry. I'm not always good at these things. But sometimes I am. I can be. I—I really try to be. I'm, well, I—I'm not. I'm really not. I don't know why.
- Cannot Spit It Out: It's as thin-veiled as far as confessions go, but Corbin has trouble openly flirting with Beatrice, let alone admitting his love for her. Beyond his insecurity and lack of affection back home, it's implied he's not used to this kind of feeling, to any kind of close connection and like Beatrice, he's blocking it in a different way.
- Catchphrase: "Aw, geez."
- Commonality Connection: Neither Corbin nor Beatrice could find ways to connect: Beatrice, being a desired debutante, wanted to escape her brain-dead life and saw Corbin as too weak-willed to make her dreams come true; Corbin saw Beatrice as the kind of woman he would like to be with, but recognized his odd interests and poor manners. Once Corbin and Beatrice shared their insecurities and dreams, did they found out they were very similar.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the classical romantic underdog: wimpy yet witty, lovable yet a pushover and the less overtly masculine in a Love Triangle, Corbin seems to qualify for the dark horse who eventually wins the girl. Instead, these flaws are what end up costing him his crush.
- Did Not Get the Girl: A Foregone Conclusion, since chronologically Beatrice married Butterscotch and had BoJack, but a poignant example nonetheless, since it's played for tragedy considering how much Beatrice regretted her life choices and how close were both her and Corbin in making a genuine connection.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Charlotte Moore of all people. Let's see: both were once possible Love Interests to different members of the Horseman family, both ended up going separate ways after certain incidents and each one (BoJack for Charlotte and Beatrice for Corbin) regret not having done anything to keep the relationship alive.
- The Dutiful Son: He'll do things he doesn't want to if his father says so. This connects him with Beatrice.
- Establishing Character Moment: Being announced as a possible pretender for Beatrice, only for a Smash Cut to show him dropping glasses of champagne on someone's dress while ashamedly saying "Sorry".
- Extreme Doormat: Played with; Corbin is not a complete pushover, but with such harsh expectations heaped upon him and lacking a strong personality or build, Corbin can't help but be swayed by people's opinion of him, be it negative or indifferent (mostly the second type). His awkward demeanor also makes people ignore or insult him, which only seems to feed his insecurity.
- Foil: To Butterscotch. Butterscotch was a smooth talking, roguish type who clearly saw Beatrice as just another one-night stand but married her because he got her pregnant, ending up in a miserable marriage; Corbin was a stammering, awkward type who seemed to genuinely care about Beatrice, but did not marry her, something Beatrice regretted.
- Freudian Excuse: Subtle, but Corbin's opinion of his father Mort is that of a dream-crushing tyrant who sees his idealism over new horizons for the company as stupid. His spineless appearance, shyness and lack of social skills implies this not only to be the case, but to be the reason why the son is who he is.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: He has distinctive, pretty blue eyes without his glasses. Beatrice experiences a Love Epiphany as she sees them - seconds before she discovers she's pregnant with Butterscotch's baby.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Part of what makes Beatrice (initially) have some sympathy for Corbin is him knowing when he's boring someone. Of course, it's a double-edged sword, switching back to annoying since he constantly calls attention to how bad he's screwing everything up when he only should change the topic or be more assertive, implying he's so self-conscious about how little people find him someone interesting he has just kind of accepted it.
- Hidden Depths: Corbin's better qualities are entirely this: he looks at first glance like a Sheltered Aristocrat with No Social Skills. He is, but he's also Weak, but Skilled and smarter than he looks. He is very passionate about food chemistry and wants to push the boundaries on what his family can do producing cream, rather than just being Only in It for the Money like his father. Like Beatrice, he also wants to do more with his life than just settle into the safe, comfortable role his dad chose for him. He can be assertive if given the chance, as shown when Beatrice gave him time to express himself about the company and what he wanted to do with it. He's also one of the only men to constantly be nice to Beatrice, even respecting her as a woman and person, which for the time was very progressive. It's implied he genuinely loves Beatrice, even if he also thinks he's too "vanilla" for her tastes.
- Hope Bringer: "Time's Arrow" reveals through flashbacks that Corbin (or rather Beatrice's memory of him) produces a brief flicker of light in Beatrice's life: his Hidden Depths revelation during their afternoon stroll is treated more seriously and poignantly while his blue eyes are emphasized and his presence synchronizes with the Empathic Environment to brighten the memory with more lively colors rather than the diluted tones shown previously.
- Inadequate Inheritor: As far as Mort is concerned, Corbin hasn't really toughen up in a way that makes him a good successor in the Creamerman family line; nor qualified to have a say in company procedures and handling, either. Corbin could be able to prove him otherwise if he could only muster up the courage to call him out.
- Insecure Love Interest: To Beatrice. Sadly, this is what leads Bea to label him as a bore and hook up with Butterscotch.
- Keet: When talking about something he finds exciting: food changes, for example.
- The Klutz: Very accident-prone, to say the least.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Corbin was sensitive, soft-spoken and a male Shrinking Violet with klutzy tendencies and a poor posture which often made him look emasculated and spineless; Beatrice on the other hand was confident, sassy, irreverent, willing to push for what she wants and had a great "spirited girl" routine where she smiled like an angelic lady and screamed about how boring high class was.
- Meaningful Name: Creamerman, considering the family's dairy business and the fact that all of them are goats. Likewise, Corbin, as remembered by Beatrice, was one of the sweetest people in Beatrice's life, in the same way of one of the company's products and Beatrice's Forbidden Fruit, ice-cream.
- Merchant Prince: A modern turn. While not royalty per se, Corbin was part of the circle of food socialites, in this case here to the empire of Creamerman Cream-based Commodities, along Sugarman Sugar's heiress Beatrice. This, along with a tentative powerful merger between corporations, inspired patriarchs of both clans to pair them up.
- Nice Guy: He was shown to be quite friendly, if shy.
- Not Good with People: He's a pariah even within the high circle, and doesn't exactly have great social skills. He'd much rather spend his time learning about the business and exploring alternative methods for the company, and when in public he tends to make a fool out of himself.
- Not So Different: Surprisingly to Beatrice. Like her he has similar issues with his father about wanting to be more than what his dad expects him to be.
- The One That Got Away: For Beatrice, as she states how she should have married Corbin instead of Butterscotch, because the former had more positive qualities.
- Pitbull Dates Puppy: His tentative courtship of Beatrice Horseman initially fails because Corbin is way too meek and shy for the spirited, strong-willed and stubborn Beatrice. Only when he starts showing some initiative and vision for Creamerman Ice Cream does Beatrice starts seeing him differently.
- Prophetic Name: Beatrice never tasted ice-cream, so it stands someone named Corbin Creamerman tragically will never be part of her life.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Very much. Just look at his big eyes.
- Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: Played With. Normally with the theme of generation and progress through time, Corbin would represent the much advanced, progressive mind while his father Mort is the embodiment of old time work and they do fulfill the roles. His father is very much on the Romantic side, with his adherence to old values and systems on how to run Creamerman Ice Cream...but he's not only dismissive of its sentimental value, he just sees it as business as usual without any need of change fitting his attitude with Enlightenment. Corbin on the other hand is more passionate about it but seeks a proper way to lead the company to the new era, having obviously learned the true logistics behind the curtain and the finances without losing sight of his goal belonging more to the Enlightened camp with a Romantic attitude.
- The Scream: When Beatrice vomits on him. *Cue* the "goat scream" and the flying birds.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to his father Mort and Butterscotch's Manly Man.
- Simple, yet Awesome: While Beatrice initially disagrees, this is how Corbin sees food chemistry: a natural change. This applies to his methods and Corbin himself underneath the neuroses and insecurities, with a dose of Boring, but Practical, since the methods themselves can be tedious and difficult.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Beatrice Sugarman. With Corbin hailing from a famous ice cream fabricator and she being from a renowned sugarcube company, both of their parents were quite amiable with the possibility of marriage between the two, whether they'd wanted or not, since it meant a strong alliance that would strengthen both into a Mega-Corp. While Corbin was smitten with Beatrice from the start, she didn't exactly reciprocated due to being essentially forced to do so without truly knowing or caring for the young goat, instead preferring the fleeting company of "scoundrel" like Butterscotch: dazzling, bold, charming and cool, not to say well-read. After attempting to dodge another meeting with Corbin and reluctantly agreeing just for the sake of responsibility, Beatrice is genuinely smitten with him after seeing their similarities and desire to become more than just what their parents expect of them....which makes it all the more heartbreaking in retrospect that her impulsiveness to rebel led her to start a family with a stranger she barely knew and grew to resent instead of getting together with Corbin.
- Technician vs. Performer: The Technician to his father's Performer. This is where all of the bad blood comes from.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He's a pip-squeak compared to Beatrice's tall, slim figure.
- Weak, but Skilled: He may seem weak, but knows his business and genuinely knows how to make it move ahead into the new era.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: When he removes his glasses, his eyes are shown to be quite big-eyed and adorable.
Played by: Majandra Delfino
A maid who used to work for Beatrice and Butterscotch Horseman at their San Francisco home. She's an elusive figure whose name a demented Beatrice keeps mentioning for some reason, apparently confusing her with BoJack and Hollyhock.
- Captain Obvious: Beatrice's impression of her. Whenever Henrietta says she likes something, she tends to state what it actually is as the reason. For example, she loves paintings because it's "like T.V., only without all the talking and music," and she loves books because "the words tell stories." Beatrice doesn't find this particularly stimulating conversation.
- The Faceless: Her only appearance thus far is through Beatrice's memories, and her face is scribbled over due to Beatrice's dementia. It's yet to be revealed what she really looks like.
- Foil: To Beatrice. Both are women who were impregnated by Butterscotch and refused to get an abortion. The wealthy born Beatrice decided to marry him and give up her dreams to take care of BoJack and on the hope Butterscotch would become a famous novelist, but he never did, and that plus the harsh realities of being a parent and regret over not marrying Corbin Creamerman, resulted in her bitterness and resentment for both her son and husband. The struggling nursing student Henrietta (at the insistence of Beatrice) gave up Hollyhock for adoption, went onto become a nurse, and is eager to see her long-lost daughter.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Much to Butterscotch's chagrin, Henrietta refused to abort her baby. Beatrice managed to compromise with her by convincing her to give the baby up for adoption.
- Good Is Dumb: Compared to Beatrice, who's sharp as a tack but mean as a snake, Henrietta is shown to be extremely sweet if less bright. She is not dumb though as she is a nurse but she might have been naive for falling for Butterscotch, this is likely due to her young and tender age, being a woman in her 20's.
- Maid: Her job at the Horseman house, mostly to cover her nursing school expenses. At least, until her affair with Butterscotch is found and Beatrice fires her.
- MayDecember Romance: Had an affair with Butterscotch, who was roughly 40-50 years her senior.
- Missing Mom: At the insistence of Beatrice, Henrietta gave up Hollyhock for adoption.
- The Mistress: To Butterscotch, as their affair led to her pregnancy and the birth of Hollyhock.
- Nice Girl: Cheating aside, Henrietta is tender, cheerful and never says anything bad about anyone.
- Struggling Single Mother: Discussed. Henrietta doesn't want to abort her baby at first, but she's under no delusions about what her life could be if she chooses to be mother while studying: she mentions the tuition "going up" and breaks down to Beatrice, admitting she doesn't know what to do. Even Beatrice, as cold hearted as she was at that point, tells her point blank that she can't expect her life to go breezy if she decides to raise a filly, it will eat her away. This is why Beatrice offers her to Take a Third Option.
- The Un-Reveal: What her real face looks like.
- Walking Spoiler: Due to her identity as Hollyhock's true mother, via an affair with Butterscotch.
One of the most controversial movie stars in Hollywood, Waggoner has slipped in and out of people's minds due to a long list of misdemeanors (including some of the most disgusting, over-the-top behavior any celebrity would dare to replicate) which have threatened his career over the years. Now hoping for work, Waggoner is approached by Princess Carolyn to star in Philbert, which is only a recipe for disaster... if only BoJack wasn't already taking an accidental shot at Waggoner.
- Allegorical Character: He's a stand-in for all male celebrities who have maintained a career despite accusations (and sometimes evidence) of abusive behavior, with one or two references to specific celebrity controversies (such as his drunken rant at the police officer a la Mel Gibson's 2006 arrest tape).
- Asshole Victim: Whenever he gets in trouble, it's almost a given he deserves it. Shame it never sticks.
- Ax-Crazy: Completely unstable, violent and very quick to anger. That's assuming he won't switch back and forth between insane and rude in seconds.
- Backhanded Apology: He's gotten so used to getting his way in and out of trouble, he can recite half-hearted apologies the same way someone would tell a lame joke.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Mostly because regardless of what the person in question has done for him, he's bound to offend them almost immediately all without a care in the world.
- Chronic Villainy: No matter how many times he's caught doing horrible shit to others and being a dangerous psychopath to other people, he's always back to doing the same over and over again. Even with the apology cleanse he gets from Hollywoo every time he returns, it doesn't occur to him that maybe he could stop doing it, if only to save himself the trouble of doing fake apologies and shame walks. Then again, he might caught on to the fact his infamy might add to his "bad boy" myth...
- Domestic Abuse: He has even strangled his wife at least once before. He also (verbally) threatened his teenage daughter.
- Easily Forgiven: His antics are considered to give him a natural bad-boy vibe by Hollywoo executives, so when he does something that would be a career-killer for an actress or any other professional, he's actually doing himself a favour.
- Hate Sink: Up to Eleven. Not once in his entire appearance is this scumbag made to be likable or cool, but in addition to being a waste of a human being who has engaged in domestic violence, sexual harassment, possible pedophilia, among other horrible stuff, and feels only paper-thin regret in how it affected his career; he's also a backstabber who will bail on any project if a better one comes along, and has no respect for anyone: co-workers, his publicist, and even his own family included.
- Hates Everyone Equally: He's very much a Politically Incorrect Villain who definitely has some preferred hate targets, but he's antagonistic toward everyone to varied extents, with the thin veneer charm only appearing when there's something in it for him.
- Hypocrite: Despite being a known wife-basher, he claims to have become a feminist ally just to try and improve his reputation.
- Jerkass: He's racist, sexist, violently abusive to his own family, and just an overall douchebag to everyone around him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Despite any claims he's made about his misbehavior being a thing of the past, he hasn't really changed at all.
- Laughably Evil: His actions are never condoned, but most of the things he's described as having done are so ludicrous, over-the-top, and offensive, it's impossible not to laugh. Not to say anything about his pathetically insincere apologies.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Vance Waggoner is a thinly veiled parody of Mel Gibson, with a touch of Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, and any other celebrity with a bad-boy reputation. His drunken antisemitic outburst is even directly based on a real DUI incident from 2006 involving Mel Gibson.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Misogyny and sexism aside, he's also made racist rants against Jewish, Swedish, and Chinese people.
- Shadow Archetype: He displays a lot of traits that Bojack has either tried to move away from, or he would draw the line at. As much of a jerkass that Bojack can be, he's not a particularly violent person. This comes to a head when Bojack is caught strangling his own girlfriend (albeit under the influence of drugs). Unlike Vance however, Bojack suffers guilt from his actions and takes earnest steps to repent his mistake, despite being able to get away with it as easily as Vance does.
- The Sociopath: A realistic example. Egotistical, highly narcissistic, superficially charming, completely shameless, devoid of any empathy (even for his own family), and constantly engaging in dangerously illegal behavior against better judgement.
- Some of My Best Friends Are X: When Vance gets caught in a DUI arrest, he goes into a long tirade against women and Jews. Once he's forced to give a statement in A Ryan Seacrest Type's radio show, he brings his Jewish "friend" (and associate) Mark Feuerstein to show that no, he's totally not antisemitic.
- Straw Character: He exists solely to show how famous men are held to a lower standard.
- Straw Misogynist: He outright admits that he has no respect for women, not even for his own wife and daughter.