Captain Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear is the hero of the Galactic Alliance, recipient of just about every known award for heroics, and greatest defender of the galaxy. A seasoned veteran, he knows how to handle most any situation, though sometimes his paranoia and ego can drive people around him a little nuts. But thanks to his smarts, he'll pull through anything the galaxy throws at him and his team.
- The Ace: He is frequently shown as being the best Space Ranger. Heroic, skilled at anything a Ranger will do on the field, and having a keen mind.
- Ambiguously Human: Despite looking human, he is never referred to as such. Also, that purple "cloth" on his head is still being worn even when he isn't in his ranger suit, implying it's actually part of his head.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: As the leader of his team, he's often the one most likely to do well in a fight.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: It's hard to deny that his name is kickass.
- Badass Adorable: He can be very endearing at times.
- Badass Normal: He's a normal person from what we can assume and is still one of the most formidable members of the Galactic Alliance
- Big Brother Mentor: Tends to play this role toward his teammates. heck, 'First Missions' showed flashbacks of him acting as one towards Booster and Mira even before they became Space Rangers.
- Big Good: As mentioned above, he's pretty much the Superman of the Galactic Alliance to an extent.
- By-the-Book Cop: Buzz is usually fairly adamant in following the procedures and rules laid out in the Star Command mission manual. He knows them by heart too.Buzz: There's only one way for me to finish this mission: alone.Booster: But Buzz, that's against the rules! In the Star Command mission manual, it clearly states that no Ranger is to go into action without back-up. I think it's section 6 sub-section delta.Buzz: Actually it's section 6 sub-section gamma.XR:He's right, sub-section delta's the dress code. Incidentally, why can't we have nose rings?Buzz: Because nose rings are for punks, little mister.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: At least, has major problems doing so.
- Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: He's often considered "the galaxy's greatest hero."
- Catchphrase: "Tooo Infinity, and Beyond!"
- Chick Magnet: Quite a few women in the series have been attracted to him.
- Experienced Protagonist: His series begins with him already being the top Space Ranger in the galaxy, and his main problem is that he doesn't have a partner that can keep up with him. At the end of the pilot, he realizes that what he needs isn't a partner, but a whole four-men team to face the dangers he goes up against.
- Famed In-Story: Even in-universe, he is praised for his heroics.
- Friend to All Children: Many children look up to him for being an amiable and selfless hero, and he likes them back.
- The Good Captain: He always tries to be fair to his teammates.
- The Good Guys Always Win: He is a very firm believer in this, and he gets proven right all the time.
- Heroic Build: He has a large chest and is physically fit.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He is adamant about living a clean life and serving the side of good. One of the clear demonstration of his goodness is that he singlehandedly reverts the Uni-Mind back to a good state after it has been corrupted by Zurg.
- I Work Alone: His state of mind in the pilot. Shaken by the death of his long-time partner Warp Darkmatter, Buzz decides that he must work alone so no one else dies on his watch and that is even when his colleagues have two great potential partners for him. By the end, Buzz changes his mind and makes a whole team instead of a duo.
- The Kirk: Strikes a strong balance between keeping to the rules and knowing when he has to massage them a bit to achieve what he needs to do, as well as leading the team.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's a good guy with a huge chin.
- Large Ham: He can be very dramatic on occasion, especially when going into spiels about Zurg and his evil plans.
- Living Legend: Buzz is as legendary in his own universe as Captain Kirk, Luke Skywalker and the Doctor are in theirs.
- Never Bareheaded: Buzz never takes his purple astronaut skullcap off. Ever. Even when he was a child, he wore it.
- Nice to the Waiter: He was on friendly terms with Booster even back when the latter was a mere janitor.
- No One Gets Left Behind: He won't leave anyone behind if he can help it.
- Not So Above It All: Sometimes, he can be just as reckless as his teammates.
- One-Man Army: He can take down an impressive number of Hornet drones all by himself.
- Properly Paranoid: He frequently accuses Zurg of being behind every possible evil deed, and he's almost always right.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Whenever his teammates are at each other's throats, he tries to be fair and to hear all their sides of the story.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He's willing to bend the rules if it's the only way he can do the right thing.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Whenever someone gets in his face about ignoring regulations his annoyed response is that he knows the regulations, he wrote half of them. The implication being that he's given himself the ad hoc authority to rewrite those regulations to suit his needs.
- Socially Awkward Hero: He sometimes gets nervous and has trouble interacting with others properly, especially when dealing with women who are attracted to him.
- Token Human: His teammates are two aliens and a robot. From what can be seen, he's most likely human. Then again, see Ambiguously Human.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cosmic chili. He's shown in episodes like "Rescue Mission" and "At Large on a Small Planet" to be devouring this food.
- Weaksauce Weakness: According to an episode involving clones, he's ticklish.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When he gets mad, it can be quite shocking.
Princess Mira Nova
Heir to the Tangean throne, Mira grew up under an overprotective and formal system of rule, save for a fling she had in her youth. That all changed when Buzz Lightyear saved her family from enslavement to Zurg. Inspired by him, she joined Star Command as a space ranger, quickly distinguishing herself among the rookies and being Commander Nebula's first pick for Buzz's replacement partner. Though Buzz took a few more partners than just her, she's still a strong and versatile ranger ready to tackle any challenge.
- The Ace: The very first thing we see her do is not only survive the level of training Buzz usually uses (which defeated every single other trainee), but then pass the next one as well via ghosting.
- Action Girl: She's the token female of the team and quite capable of kicking ass.
- Adorkable: She can be awkwardly endearing at times.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Her name is also badass.
- Berserk Button: Calling other species inferior; see Fantastic Racism below for details.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She may be easygoing, but it would be suicidal to tick her off.
- Character Tics: Hers is stumbling over her words.
- Compressed Hair: When wearing her hood, it completely covers up her long hair.
- Deadpan Snarker: She sometimes makes remarks about her teammates' faults.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: A Space Ranger who happens to be a princess.
- Fantastic Racism: Averted with Mira, putting her in a stark contrast to the rest of of her species who consider themselves superior beings due to their mental powers.
- Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and is perhaps of the most enthusiastic fighter of the group.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: The blue-skinned, entirely innocent edition.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Even in space armor.
- Intangible Man: Like all Tangeans, she can freely phase through solid objects. It is described as "ghosting power".
- Interspecies Romance: With Romac, a Tangean Grounder.
- Kick Chick: She often fights by kicking.
- The Lancer: She is often second-in-command to Buzz.
- Latex Space Suit: Her spacesuit is notably more form-fitting than the others'.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: She's the token female of the team and she has long hair.
- Love Hurts: She's rather distraught when her old boyfriend Romac turns out to be allying with those against the side she's on.
- Missing Mom: Her mother isn't even mentioned.
- Modest Royalty: From the way she usually acts, one would hardly guess that Mira is actually royalty.
- Only Sane Man: She is frequently portrayed as the most sensible of the group.
- Rebellious Princess: She became a space ranger against her father's wishes.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A princess who helps others as a member of the Galactic Alliance. Even more impressive is that she's become a Space Ranger, a very dangerous job at that.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female main character.
- Unskilled, but Strong: By Tangean standards, anyways. Joining Star Command caused Mira to miss the opportunity to fully hone her powers, so she has to learn them through experience and accident.
Booster Sinclair Munchapper
Booster was once a humble farmer until the day Zurg invaded his home. Buzz Lightyear swooped in to help, and together they saved the day. Joining the janitorial staff, and studying to become a full space ranger, the Unimind crisis eventually gave Booster his lifelong dream of being a space ranger right alongside Buzz. While not the brightest or the swiftest, his heart and strength make him a formidable foe for any enemy of Star Command.
- Adorkable: He's often the most likeable and kindhearted of the group. His friendly nature helps.
- Almighty Janitor: Was literally (the janitor part) one during "The Adventure Begins" who proved his worth fighting along side Buzz, Mira and XR before becoming an actual Ranger himself.
- Ascended Fanboy: Used to be a janitor at Star Command, who badly wanted to join the Space Rangers. After the pilot he gets to not only be a Space Ranger, but be part of Buzz Lightyear's squad.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Booster is usually a very nice and kindhearted person, but getting him mad is a very dangerous thing to do.
- Big Eater: The first time we see the team getting chow at Cosmo's, Booster's order is larger than everyone else's combined and disappears down his throat almost as fast as it can be put on the table.
- The Big Guy: Addressed as such pretty regularly, too. He's the tallest, largest and heaviest member of the group, and his bulk alone is enough swathe aside whole crowds.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: A plot point in "The Taking of PC-7", since the fact that his species brain isn't located entirely within their head renders him Immune to Mind Control. If you're curious the rest of it is in his butt.
- Body Horror: His species is biologically hardwired to want to harvest "Bunzels", the crop his family raises. He morphs into a crab-monster when he's unable to do so, and returns to normal once he does.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's big, cheerful, and packs a punch.
- Catchphrase: Early on, at least: "Hot rockets!"
- The Call Put Me on Hold: He wanted to be a ranger so badly, he just never managed to pass the exam.
- Comedic Underwear Exposure: Three times in the series ("The Adventure Begins," "Beasts of Karn," and "Millennial Bugs") Booster's underwear has been exposed. He wears Tighty-Whities in two of the three episodes, but in "Millennial Bugs," he wore white Boxer Shorts with little planets on them.
- Averted with a side of Naked People Are Funny in "The Plasma Monster" where Booster after failing to neutralize Plasma Boy in his monster form with a component from the ship, Booster resorts to using his own spacesuit to contain Plasma Boy. The end result has Plasma Boy in Booster's suit, and a suitless Booster falling back to the ground, with no form of undergarments as he apparently went space commando that episode. Mira and XR's repulsed reactions to Booster say it all, despite the results of Booster's resourcefulness under dire circumstances.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Booster Sinclair Munchapper. Lampshaded by Mira and XR in the episode "Root of Evil"Mira: Sinclair?XR: I'm still getting used to Munchapper.Booster: At least I have a last name, X! R!
- Gentle Giant: Zurg addressed him as such in "Lost in Time". In general, Booster is the nicest more peaceful of Buzz's squad.
- Completely Averted in his Bunzel Beast form.
- Immune to Mind Control: During "The Taking of PC-7", Booster was not affected by the Universal Personality Adjuster Torque put on him after stealing it from PC-7's warden. Subverted at first, as Booster contacts Buzz and Mira to announce that he has sided with Torque, he is holding the Warden, and the Galactic President as hostages, and he calls Buzz "Buzz-Boy". Double Subverted and Justified when he tells his team that the personality portion of his mind is not in his head, and that he was faking alteration to get Torque off guard.
- Innocently Insensitive: Booster has had his moments where although he means well, he doesn't always realize the consequences his actions have on others.
- Intergenerational Friendship: In "Strange Invasion", he befriends a little alien girl named Becky, whom he is still shown to be close with in later episodes.
- One-Man Army: He is capable of taking out a group of foes by himself.
- Sarcasm-Blind: This happens to him a few times where sarcasm just flies over his head.
Ty: "Oh, would you? I'm sure they can't wait to hear how BUZZ saved me again. Make that call, PLEASE."Booster: "Right away, sir!" (He goes to call Star Command)Ty: (He blinks and does a Face Palm) "Sarcasm is lost on the big one."
- In "Wirewolf", for example, he doesn't pick up on Ty's sarcasm after Buzz saves him from NOS-4-A2.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to XR's Manly Man. Booster is more selfless and amiable than XR usually is.
- Shy Finger-Twiddling: Prone to this, when nervous.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Or Trademark Favorite Ingredient, as Booster is fond of anything containing the popular Jo-Adian grown vegetable, Bunzel.
- Vocal Dissonance: Physically, at least. Booster's rather high-pitched and nervous sounding voice clashes with his hulking frame and tendency towards using his hands in combat, though Stephen Furst's performance fits his Adorkable, sensitive personality perfectly.
eXperimental Ranger, "XR"
The eXperimental Ranger, XR is a robot created by the LGMs to serve as Buzz's new partner, since as a robot, he'd be able to be fixed if anything bad happened to him. During his first field mission, he was obliterated by Agent Z, and due to the Unimind's theft, when the LGMs fixed him, there were a few... quirks in his new programming. Nonetheless, he remained committed to his original goal of being a space ranger, and was eventually taken on as part of Team Lightyear.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Played with. XR is a far cry from his original programming to "Watch and Learn", but he still considers himself a space ranger for good.
- All Men Are Perverts: He frequently hits on every attractive woman he encounters.
- Came Back Wrong: Not that his original programming was anything to write home about, being limited to copying Buzz's every word, but the LGMs didn't quite manage to fix him the first time he got smashed, resulting in his current personality.
- Casanova Wannabe: Hits on any female in the vicinity and succeeds about as well as you'd expect.
- The Chew Toy: The amount of abuse that gets dished onto him is hard to believe.
- Do-Anything Robot: He has a lot of gadgets built into him.
- Fun with Acronyms: The eXperimental Ranger. Even Commander Nebula once referred to him as the "eXpendable Ranger", much fitting to XR's reconstructability.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Buzz long refused any teammates due to his previous one being "killed". The LGMs created XR because, as a robot, they could easily fix him if he breaks. Naturally, he gets blasted into pieces quite often.
- Guns Akimbo: Likes to roll into combat with a blaster in each hand, befitting his occasional flashes of arrogant showboating.
- Iron Butt Monkey: He often gets damaged, but can be easily repaired. Also notably an intended part of his design, as he was created in part to help Buzz's fear that a new partner would simply get gunned down by Zurg.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Character flaws aside, hell do whatever it takes to do his duty to the galaxy and his crew.
- Mr. Vice Guy: XR is cowardly, selfish, lazy, perverted, impatient, and runs scams behind Buzzs back to make some extra cash for himself. Despite this, hes still firmly on the heroes side and proven himself as a Ranger multiple times.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He tends to provide comic relief through his egotistical ways and being subjected to comedic injuries.
- Pulling Themselves Together: He sometimes has to reattach body parts after losing them.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: A big case of Achievement In Ignorance as the then-disconnected LGMs manage to turn a fairly simplistic A.I. into a fully sentient robot with a whole range of emotions and quirks.
- Robot Buddy: A robot who pals around with the rest of the group. He was initially supposed to be Buzz's only partner thanks to his repairable nature, but then the team grew.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Booster's Sensitive Guy. While Booster is a big softie, XR often has his moments of being lecherous and arrogant.
- Token Robot: The only robot on the team, and the only robot Ranger, period.
- Walking Armory: XR has a lot of guns under his shell, but he seldom uses them.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Desperately seeks Commander Nebula's approval and recognition as his "son".
Other Space Rangers
Commander Zeb Nebula
The founder and commanding officer of Star Command.
- Ambiguously Human: In precisely the same manner as Buzz, right down to the purple head covering only they seem to have.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Played with. While his skills have atrophied somewhat due to his age and being stuck behind a desk, he's still able to keep pace with Buzz when the two are on missions together.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Even though he constantly expresses his exasperation with XR's antics and dislikes the idea of having a robot Space Ranger, he has shown that he acknowledges that the little bot has earned his place in Star Command and has gone out of his way to personally see to his safety when he was kidnapped. He'll still deny worrying when pressed about it.
- Badass Mustache: He has a big mustache, though his eyebrows seem determined to keep pace.
- Benevolent Boss: Every space ranger adores and respects him, including Buzz.
- Bling of War: His space ranger suit is somewhat unique in that he has a golden crest on the chest instead of the standard buttons.
- Cool Old Guy: Nebula may be completely gray, refer to Buzz as "son" and is apparently a founding member of the Galactic Alliance, but he's still a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
- Da Chief: The beleaguered, near constantly angry and shouting superior to Buzz. He's annoyed by the antics and amateurism of the whole staff.
- Desk Jockey: His rank forces him to spend nearly all his time dealing with the minutia necessary to run Star Command. He repeatedly and loudly states his displeasure in this situation and wishes he could spend more time back in the field but knows that the station can't function without him for long.
- Famed In-Story: Though it's been a while since he was an active Ranger in the field, his name still elicits a very similar reaction to Buzz's among the scum of the galaxy. Namely: fear.
- A Father to His Men: He cares about the well-being of his Rangers.
- General Ripper: Subverted. He's actually a very understanding and compassionate figure, even with his hot-headed personality.
- Handicapped Badass: Losing his leg didn't slow him down much.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His temper may be short, but he's a courageous, trustworthy and skillful Ranger, and makes his faith in Buzz and his team very well-known.
- Just a Machine: Has a distaste for robots. Especially for the idea that one could do the job of a Space Ranger.
- Leg Cannon: His peg leg fires laser blasts.
- Parental Substitute: He signed both XL and XR's work order forms, so both view him as their father—much to his irritation.
- Pen-Pushing President: As the Space Commander, he is forced to constantly do paperwork by his robotic desk, which he actively tries to avoid.
- Such is his disdain for bureaucracy that he'll sign most official paperwork that crosses his desk without reading it. This is how the LGMs consistently get him to authorize projects they know he'd never approve otherwise.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He has a reasonable amount of trust in Team Lightyear and knows what they are capable of.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: Has a habit of doing this.
- Always Second Best: He resents Buzz for being better than him at everything.
- Deadpan Snarker: Makes some sarcastic remarks about Buzz getting the glory while he's stuck with undesirable duties.
- Distressed Dude: His reputation is of constantly being rescued by Buzz.
- Fighting from the Inside: Ty managed to fight off the Wirewolf's instincts twice. Once he stopped himself from harming Buzz, the other was in attacking NOS-4-A-2 in retaliation for trying to harm Buzz.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: An accidental bite from NOS-4-A2 coupled with exposure to the energy radiating from an alien moon he was studying transformed him into the Wirewolf, a cybernetic lycanthrope with severe anger issues. Fortunately, while the Wirewolf can shred steel like paper and can make mincemeat out of Star Command droids, he cannot spread his curse to others on his own, limiting the damage he can do. The destruction of the moon seemed to break the curse, but apparently even the smallest chunk can transform Ty back into a monster.
- Painful Transformation: He often screamed in pain whenever he turned into the Wirewolf.
- Remember the New Guy?: He wasn't heard of until Buzz brought him up in a conversation and labeled him as an 'old buddy' from the Space Ranger Academy in "Wirewolf." This stems from the fact that Ty had been garrisoned on Canis Lunis, rather than serving on Star Command itself.
- The Resenter: He harbors negative feelings toward Buzz for being better than him.
- Tragic Monster: He is clearly shown to be distraught by his transformations into the Wirewolf and the destruction he causes while in that form.
- Unknown Rival: Buzz had no idea how much Ty resented him.
- Ditto Aliens: They all look alike. In "Good Old Buzz", they mistake Mira for Booster and explain that the other characters all look alike to them.
- Even Nerds Have Standards: One LGM has odd invention ideas, prompting his fellows to shake their heads and mutter, "Independent thinker."
- Extra Eyes: The LGM have three eyes.
- Fun with Acronyms: They're Little Green Men.
- Hive Mind: Courtesy of the Unimind. Due to the Unimind, all Little Green Men can share thoughts and sensations, usually talking in unison and combining their intellect. Without it, they get disoriented and off their game.
- Little Green Men: What do you think "LGM" stands for?
- Mission Control: They often guide Team Lightyear through their missions through a communications link.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When the "Independent Thinker" is kidnapped, they demand revenge and to accompany Team Lightyear on the rescue mission.
- Sweet Tooth: They are occasionally shown to have a fondness for sweets. For instance, Buzz gets some unconscious LGMs to come to by unwrapping a candy bar and waving it in front of them in "Ancient Evil", while "42" had XR distract the LGMs using a bunch of candy.
Evil Emperor Zurg
Tropes associated with Zurg:
- Ambiguous Robots: He's covered head-to-toe in metal, he has glowing red eyes, and he has gadgets seemingly built into his body. On the other hand, he was affected by the gas in "The Crawling Flesh", and he claims to have had a grandmother. Maybe, like his inspiration Darth Vader, he's a cyborg.
- Arch-Enemy: He is Buzz Lightyear's main enemy.
- Bad Boss: It's implied he's this, but while he does seems to see his minions as expandable he comes off as more of a Mean Boss as he usually manhandles them but not more.
- Badass Cape: Reaches down to the floor.
- Berserk Button: Anything related to Buzz. Also, he really, really hates being betrayed.
- Beware the Silly Ones: As hammy as he can be, Zurg can match Buzz in a fight and his plans frequently endanger the galaxy. He is also perfectly willing to commit acts of great destruction and cruelty.
- BFG: If needed, Zurg can whip out the Ion Blaster at a given moment.
- Big Bad: He is the central villain of the series.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Again, Evil Emperor Zurg.
- Catchphrase: "CURSE YOU, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!"
- Cold Ham: Occasionally dips into this, usually when he's pissed. And it's pretty terrifying.
- The Corruption: During the pilot episode, he just has to dig his claws into the Uni-Mind to corrupt it and turn it into a mind control device.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Hidden is right, since we never see his face.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Against the local army of planet Roswell. It should be noted that he didn't even use his Hornets, it was just him!
- Darth Vader Clone: He is an Affectionate Parody of Darth Vader, to the point where he fights with a red swordlike rod in one episode. Though unlike his Toy Story 2 counterpart he doesn't seem to be related to Buzz.note
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Zurg has some very fond memories of his Nana Zurg, who was plenty evil as well and always told his sound advice in order to get the work done.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He forms a very low opinion of Klerm."You know, it's twerps like you that give evil a bad name."
- Evil Overlord: Right there in the name. Zurg is the master of his own vast empire that threatens the Galactic Alliance, which is so powerful a full assault from Star Command is an idea met with skepticism from Buzz.
- Evil Is Hammy: He's as dramatic as they get.
- Evil Is Petty: Yup. When Buzz was making a final speech, Zurg called up a camera crew to film it.
- Expressive Mask: His Darth Vader-esque mouthpiece is as fluid and expressive as an actual mouth, and the eyeholes commonly blink and change expression. It helps make his hammy posturing even more over the top.
- Eye Beams: Is capable of this. He actually has two versions of this: One is a more normal laser beam, and the other is where his eyes glow and he super heats whatever he's looking at.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: If particularly angry, Zurg's eyes glow a brighter shade of red.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: Zurg is mostly purple with a grey and black cape and touches of red and green.
- Hand Cannon: He's got a three-barreled ion blaster, which he's quite proud of and is one of his most-featured weapons.Zurg: Your puny Star Command laser is pathetic! Let me show you a real weapon! (ZAPPP!!)
- Large Ham: He's loud, dramatic, and over-the-top. At times his ham is enhanced by gesturing and mugging (in contrast to the action figure version featured in Toy Story having a static robotic face, now his eyeholes and mouthpiece shift wildly).
- The Man Behind the Man: Most of the other villains either work for him or can trace their villainous origins back to him. He built NOS-4-A2, had Gravitina attack a planet in her first appearance, reactivated XL, and had his scientists give Torque his power.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are red and he's a bad guy.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: At least twice, Buzz's paranoia over Zurg has lead to him making really out there theories about how current events are part of his plot, and Buzz has been proven right.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Has this opinion about his minions. Which, in fairness, is pretty true.
- A Villain Named "Z__rg": He's named "Zurg", so it's as worthy of the trope as can be. He tends to put his "Z" everywhere too, from the name of his planet to his henchmen.
- You Have Failed Me: Lampshaded in NOS-4-A2's debut episode.Warp: Don't you have a strict "Failure means death" policy?
Zurg: Normally, yes.
Warp Darkmatter/Agent Z
- Artificial Limbs: His right arm was replaced with a robotic Swiss Army Weapon.
- Beard of Evil: He has a soul patch.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He has no problem referring to himself as evil.
- Deadpan Snarker: He often makes sarcastic quips, most notably about Buzz being surprised by his betrayal.
- The Dragon: He is frequently Zurg's main minion.
- Evil All Along: He is introduced as Buzz's comrade and friend, but it's quickly revealed that he's been working for Zurg his whole career.Warp: Look, Lightyear, I've been on Zurg's payroll since the academy.
- Evil Counterpart: His uniform, while dolled up, is shaped and functions just like a more aggressive Space Ranger suit, retrofitted with more weapons and the same jetpack technology. Explicitly laid out in the pilot movie.Agent Z: Bad news. They've sent Lightyear.
Zurg: That's why I sent you.
- Evil Feels Good: One of his stated motivations for allying with Zurg.
- Evil Former Friend: He used to be Buzz's partner (although he was never really on Buzz's side to begin with). In an episode, Warp does come back to save Buzz, showing that there's a shred of decency in him though.
- Evil Pays Better: The other of his stated motivations for allying with Zurg.Warp: Evil is just so much more profitable than good... and more fun!
- Evil Sounds Deep: As Agent Z, his helmet deepened his voice and disguised his identity.
- Faking the Dead: In the beginning of the pilot. Once he finds out about the Unimind, Warp is made a full time member of Zurg's forces.
- For the Evulz: He freely admits that he works for Zurg because evil is both more fun and more profitable than good.
- Human Alien: The only thing that's "alien" about him is his skin colour.
- Meaningful Name: As lampshaded by Warp himself, it's rather appropriate that someone with the surname of DARKmatter is a villain.
- The Mole: While he worked for Star Command.
- Pet the Dog: Despite working for Zurg and taking pride in it, in one episode Warp comes back to save Buzz's life, proving there's still a shred of decency in him.
- Sell-Out: He willingly betrayed Star Command by selling out to Zurg because it benefited him more.
- The Sociopath: He has no problem with betraying his own friends and, as mentioned above, openly takes pride in being evil.
- Token Evil Teammate: Even when he worked for star command, Warp was never a good person to begin with, since he was actually a spy sent by Zurg.
- Unrobotic Reveal: As Agent Z, he looks like a robot with his helmet and robotic arm. Zurg even describes him as being "a delightful blend of man and machine, with just a naughty touch of lingonberry". However, once Buzz subdues him, Warp ditches his helmet and reveals himself, much to Buzz's shock.
- You Are Number 6: Before the reveal of his survival, Warp was dubbed Agent Z. He thinks the name is stupid, but Zurg is insistent on it.
- A.I.-cronym: Downplayed, it's not wholly an acronym, but it's probably no coincidence that the name of an evil (energy) vampire sounds like Nosferatu when spoken aloud.
- Arch-Nemesis: To XR. No matter what appearance he has, he always goes after XR in some way. Either as a form of revenge or as a way to get his former servant back.
- Catchphrase: "Lovely".
- Evil Brit: Despite his voice actor being Scottish.
- Evil Is Hammy: Nowhere near as bad as Zurg, but he has his moments.
- Fangs Are Evil: He's got an impressive set that can even spin like drill bits.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes tend to glow when he feeds on energy.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: He possesses retractable bat wings, which are made of red energy.
- High-Class Glass: One of his robotic eyes are made to look like this.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In his final appearance.
- Knight of Cerebus: A downplayed example, since he still has a few comedic traits, but out of all the villains in the show, he's the one taken the most seriously, along with Evil Universe Buzz. He has proven to be among the most dangerous of Buzz's adversaries, almost single-handedly defeating all of Star Command in his debut episode. He was also responsible for Ty Parsec turning into a Wirewolf. In his final appearance, he transforms almost all the galaxy into Wirewolf slaves, living only as food for him to feast on until there's nobody left. He successfully takes over Big Bad Zurg's home world with little effort, and almost kills Buzz. Then he ends up being the only villain to be Killed Off for Real, probably because he was too serious a threat to keep alive.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A robotic "energy vampire".
- Our Vampires Are Different: He is a robot rather than undead. He feeds off of the energy of other robots and can control machinery he has corrupted. He hates blood, but when a human is in the presence of radioactive moon stone, his bite can turn them into a wirewolf.
- Punny Name: His name is leetspeak spelling for Nosferatu.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's a villain with red eyes.
- Small Name, Big Ego:NOS-4-A2: Zurg led me to believe you were a foe to be reckoned with. He overestimates you.
Buzz: Leave it to Zurg to create a villain more arrogant than himself!
- The Starscream: Zurg created him to attack Star Command and is comparable to a father, but in the end, NOS-4-A2 conquers Zurg's planet to claim his inheritance.
- Unexplained Recovery: He "died" multiple times but kept coming back up until his final appearance when Ty Parsec ripped him into shreds.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He and XL have a Villain Team-Up. But after converting much of the galaxy into Wirewolves, he threatens to consume XL, prompting a HeelFace Turn on XL's part.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The reason why he was deactivated by Star Command. He was violent and crazy from the start.
- Arch-Enemy: To XR. He takes any chance he can get to destroy his "better" little brother.
- Beta Test Baddie: He was the first attempt at making a robot Space Ranger and is outraged that not only was he rejected, but that they made another to take his place while he gathered dust in storage. All of his plans are to take revenge on his creators and his "little brother" to prove he's the best.
- Big Brother Bully: To XR, both figuratively and literally.
- Cain and Abel: To XR. Since he is XR's prototype, they consider themselves brothers and XL despises him to no end.
- Cardboard Prison: Lampshaded when one of the buttons on his arm is labelled "Break Out of Prison."XR: No wonder he keeps escaping.
- Driven by Envy: The real motivation for all his villainy is his desperate need to prove he's better than the bot that replaced him.
- Expy: Of Frankenstein's Monster, believe it or not. His body is made of parts from other robots, he has a desire to get revenge on his "father"/prove him wrong, and even being destructive when he doesn't mean too. He also undergoes a fairly sympathetic HeelFace Turn during "Revenge of the Monsters."
- Evil Counterpart: He's essentially an evil XR.
- Flawed Prototype: Is also this to XR, having been created as part of the LGMs' first attempt to create a robot ranger.
- Genius Ditz: He can build some impressive devices and even come up with some impressive plans, but he's otherwise an idiot.
- HeelFace Turn: After narrowly avoiding betrayal from NOS-4-A2, he ends up returning to Star Command. His body is remade into a robot printer and he acts as a second robot "son" to Commander Nebula, much to Nebula's exasperation.
- Oh, Crap!: In "Revenge of the Monsters", when he realizes that he's reaching the point where NOS-4-A2 will no longer need him.
- Psycho Prototype: The first thing he did upon activation was go on a rampage in Star Command's lab for no real reason. His mental issues only got worse when he was reactivated years later.
- This Is a Drill: Has a giant, spiked drill in one of his arms.
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: The laughable lackey to NOS-4-A2's vile villain in "Revenge of the Monsters". XL is a comical villain while NOS-4-A2 is taken quite seriously by the standards of the villains in this show. They insist to each other they're partners, but it was clear all along who was calling the shots and who was likely to be eaten alive at any moment.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Like XR, he wants to prove his worth to Commander Nebula, but in an evil "You were wrong about me" way.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Hes wanted in all sectors. His crimes include Terrorism, Smuggling, Arson, and Unpaid Parking Tickets.
- Badass Longcoat: A key part of his outfit is his brown duster, which he wears most of the time.
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: He ends up in a prison that was attempting to do this. He manages to use the brainwashing device on Buzz to turn him evil. When XR is tasked with fixing Buzz and has trouble reaching him, he uses the device on one of the Torques, giving him Buzz Lightyear's personality and resulting in him saving the day.
- Expendable Clone: One Torque always survives, but it isn't uncommon for the others to get completely disintegrated.
- Expy: For Lobo, whom he shares a voice actor with.
- Extra Eyes: He has five of them.
- Fingerless Gloves: He wears them, as shown in the pic.
- Me's a Crowd: Zurg painfully integrates him with a device that allows him to create copies of himself.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has an extra pair of arms, which he usually hides under his jacket for surprise attacks.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: After Buzz kept rejecting her, she tried to hook up with Evil Buzz from the Alternate Universe, but he was just using her. In the end, Evil Buzz abandons her to her death while Buzz ends up being the one to save her, resulting in her hoping he can act more naughty in the future.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The Gravity Master has a super-huge head, and the powers apparently stem from the head being so big.
- Butter Face: She's a Ms. Fanservice except for her oversized cranium.
- Dating Catwoman: Has an unrequited crush on Buzz Lightyear, and once bestows her powers on him to try and get him to reciprocate.
- Freudian Excuse: Gravitina is a villain because she's been driven mad by people harassing her about her oversized head and involuntary expressions of power.
- Gravity Master: The Mistress of Mass, and all of its attractions. She can control gravity waves, hence the name.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Blue-skinned, actually, and quite attractive if you overlook the grossly oversized, spherical cranium.
- Miss Fanservice: G-rated version, but she does tend to be the most suggestive female character in the show and has the most revealing outfit.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Metaphorically phrased her plan to destroy Star Command as this when Buzz said that the "other woman" in his heart was Star Command.
- My Brain Is Big: Gravitina's head is ridiculously round and swollen — it even has its own personal ring to further the resemblance to a planetoid.
- Power Incontinence: Gravitina can't fully control her powers, and has a tendency to accidentally "pick up" things with her natural gravitational field. The negative reactions this engendered, combined with the teasing over her oversized head, are what drove her to villainy.
- She's Got Legs: Considering the PG-rated outfit she wears.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: It sounds like a mix of Russian, French, and German.
The President of the Galactic Alliance
- Con Man: He likes to trick people out of their money. One notable example is in "The Return of XL", where he tricks XR into giving him money for the whereabouts of the Fixer and calls him a "sucker" after doing so.
- Gonk: He is one butt-ugly alien.
- The Informant: He's typically the one our heroes turn to when they need information about illegal activities and criminals that have gone into hiding.
- Wild Card: He helps the villains and heroes alike as long as they either bribe or intimidate him enough. His only loyalty is to himself.
Dr. Ozma Furbanna
- Animal Wrongs Group. A one-person version of this. Her desire to study endangered dangerous animals on Karn superseded any desire to help others since, in her own words, she's not a "people" person. She tries to help Zurg rebirth an entire species of invulnerable galaxy-destroying acid-spewing bugs simply because they are close to extinction and she wants to protect them.
- Dude Magnet: She got the attention of Buzz, XR, and even Booster in her first appearance.
- Hartman Hips: She has wide hips.
- Heroic Neutral: Her real loyalty is to the conservation of dangerous animals on her planet. Anything else is secondary. The only reason she helps as much as she does is that the heroes' goals tend to align with hers much more than the villains do.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She often sported a look of absolute joy and ecstasy as she talked about or commented on the habits of horrific creatures she was interested in.
- Not Good with People: Type 2. She cares about even the deadliest of predators, but tends to come off as being callously indifferent when sapient beings are in danger.
- Opposites Attract: With Buzz. Buzz has feelings for her even though her intentions of preserving the ecosystem at all costs clashes with his desire to save anyone in danger.
- Powered Armor: She uses an armored suit to survive in the jungle. She can hold her own against any danger.
- Skewed Priorities: The aforementioned galaxy destroying acid spewing murderbugs mentioned above? She was afraid for them rather than the Capital Planet citizenry they were attempting to eat. Later, while on a rescue mission, she ruins it and nearly costs Mira and the President their lives... because she was worried about a monster that just ate her and Buzz, and it's offspring. Buzz even calls her on it.
- Supreme Chef: At the very least, it's amazing how he can fix up multiple customer's orders all at once.
Cosmo's cute alien waitress that works at his diner.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Yellow-skinned, actually and quite the cute one. Especially when Buzz blushes when they talked sometime.
A courier who has the uncanny ability to track down Buzz Lightyear and deliver his packages to him.
- Unstoppable Mailman: No matter where the client may be, whether in space or on Tradeworld, Ed will find them and give them their packages.
Ruler of Tangea, and Mira's father. It was under his rule that Tangea finally joined the Galactic Alliance, though not without grumbling from many - including King Nova, who was uninterested in affairs beyond his homeworld until Zurg attacked the planet.
- Fantastic Racism: Like most Tangeans he sees himself as a superior being. As the show goes on, he begins to lose this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At least in the early episodes in which he views all non-Tangeans as inferior creatures, and often expresses open disdain for Mira's "primitive" comrades. He also openly disapproves of her involvement with the Space Rangers. But ultimately, he really does love his daughter and wants what's best for her.
- Pride: His greatest flaw, shared with most of the Tangean Royals.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: His actions in "Planet Destroyer" and "Supernova" confirm that he's willing to take action whenever lives are at stake.
The CEO of Comp U Klerm, who though not quite a villain is still a danger to Star Command.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He runs a company called Comp U Klerm and is often obsessed with wiping out Star Command.
- Evil Redhead: He has red hair and isn't very nice.
- Pragmatic Villainy: In "The Main Event", he prevents Zurg from easily killing Buzz not because he doesn't want Buzz to lose, but because he doesn't like fights that end too quickly.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He tends to behave very childishly and often indulges in juvenile taunting.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered to Klerm by Zurg, who really wasn't impressed with Klerm's plan to entertain himself by having Buzz and Zurg fight.Zurg: Little man, I tire of this entire exercise.
A news anchor who occasionally appears.
- Berserk Button: Mira and XR firing a beam at Plasma Boy was enough to trigger her berserk button.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or in this case, pink hair.