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    Melvin Sneedly 
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Grade-A Suck Up
Click here to see him as "The Bionic Booger Boy" 
Voiced in English by: Jordan Peele (movie), Jorge Diaz (animated series)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Eduardo Garza
Voiced in Japanese by: Kengo Takanashi

George and Harold's brainy classmate, he first appeared in book 2 and as a background character in later books, before he became more integral to the plot (and Took a Level in Jerkass to boot).


  • The Ace: The smartest student in Jerome Horwitz Elementary school.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the animated series, he actually reedems himself in the finale of season 2. This never happens in the movie or books.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the books he did end up becoming a superhero in 11 and saving the heroes in book 10 albeit for self serving purposes. In the movie he's more than willing to join Professor Poopypants's evil plan for the sake of extra credit.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Anything he learned in the series' second season finale went out the window with the season 3 premiere. At least until the Halloween secial
  • Arch-Enemy: He hates George and Harold as much as Mr. Krupp, if not more, because of their pranks constantly disrupting his need to uphold the rules. In fact, Book 6 has him fantasizing about making them his personal slaves.
  • Arc Villain: He arguably fits this role in the first season of the animated series as every catastrophic event, along with several of the villains of the week, can be traced back to his inventions, his selfish desires, or both. This is subverted by the end of the season 2 where he goes against his future self's desire to leave George and Harold to die and erases him from existence.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After an incident in a tissue factory, Melvin turns into a giant, rampaging, robotic booger monster in the last act of Book 6.
    • In the first half of the season 2 finale, the nanobots inside Melvin go haywire resulting in the nerd becoming an enraged giant.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He tries to spank his pet hamster Sulu with a ping-pong paddle for not obeying his orders. Since he has just used a fusion machine to combine Sulu with a robot hamster and given him super strength, this ends badly.
    • This carries on in the animated series as well. For a science project, Melvin is given a hyper intelligent chimp named 'Edwin' whom he trains to perform various intelligence themed challenges without properly rewarding him for his efforts. This bites him in the butt at the end where Edwin forfeits the first place ribbon Melvin won and gives it to George and Harold for their own project. And earlier Edwin did attack him after being fed up with Melvin teasing him with the promise of ice cream.
    • In the season 3 finale, he imprisons a wild ocelot named Sebastian and carries him around in a tiny cage. Though he did care about him enough to break into tears when he flies away.
  • Being Good Sucks: In Book 11, he is able to become the Arrogant Hero: Big Melvin and wins Piqua's admiration after he saves them from the destructive Turbo Toilet 2000. However, Melvin decides that being a superhero sucks since he constantly has to drop anything he's doing to help the public with whatever task they have for him no matter how trivial or stupid it may be.
  • Berserk Button: As the Bionic Booger Boy, he's still mostly the normal Melvin up until tissues are mentioned. Things quickly went downhill from there.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets put through a Humiliation Conga in Book 6 by George and Harold out of a Revenge by Proxy for what he did to them. Even besides that, he tends to be on the receiving end of George and Harold's pranks.
  • Cassandra Truth: In Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets, he shows George and Harold his newest invention, the Photo-Atomic Trans-Somgobulating Yectofantriplutoniczanziptomiser (PATSY 2000), which can convert 2D images into living beings, and demonstrates by using it to turn a photo of a mouse into a real mouse. They don't believe him, and think that it's just a regular photocopier that he put a real mouse into so he could trick them. Lo and behold, when they use the "photocopier" to try and print copies of their newest comic book about Captain Underpants and the Talking Toilets, it ends up creating an army of evil Talking Toilets and the Turbo Toilet 2000. Oh, Crap!.
  • Catchphrase: "You're so immature."
    • In George and Harold's comics, he has a couple: "I'm telling", and "I'm a dumb nerd".
    • The movie has him saying, "I don't get it." whenever a joke occurs that the other kids find funny in which he does not.
  • Child Prodigy: Vastly intelligent despite his elementary school age, and seemingly smarter than his parents.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Book 6 and 7 center around him.
  • Disappeared Dad: In the animated series. Unlike in the books, it’s heavily implied that it’s only him and his mother in the Sneedly household, as his father is inexplicably never seen or mentioned. Subverted in season 3, where we finally see his dad.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In Season 3's "The Confounding Concoction of the Crooked Combotato", the boys try to have Gooch disguise himself as Melvin so he can pass his portion of an exercise course. Feeling 'betrayed' by this act, Melvin decides to create clones of the kids except they'll be more loyal and worship him.
  • Ditzy Genius: As impossibly smart as he is, he wasn't able to tell Mr. Krupp wore a toupee over his bald head. George sarcastically states he thought Melvin was supposed to be gifted. He also always falls for the signs that George and Harold change around, including one that told him to wash his hands in the toilet.
  • The Dragon: Frequently to Mr. Krupp whenever he's at odds with George and Harold.
    • He serves this role to not only Mr. Krupp in the movie, but to Professor Poopypants.
    • In the animated series, he’s served this role to at least three people so far! Most of the time, it’s Mr. Krupp, like always. Then in episode 10, he served as this to Ted Murdsley, and then at the end of the Season 1 finale, becomes this to his own future self!
  • Enemy Mine: In the season 2 finale, after learning that George and Harold aren't interested in Elitenati Academy and only want to go to summer camp, Melvin decides to stop antagonizing them for the rest of the finale and helps them defeat the out of control nanobots along with his future self even pulling off a Heel–Face Turn by saving the heroes from the nanobot's husk.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite his constant sucking up to the teachers, even he looked less than pleased when Mr. Krupp and Ms. Ribble were announced to be getting married in Book 5.
    • In the Season 2 finale, he is horrified when his future self plans to betray George and Harold (after they just saved the day, no less) and basically leave them to die.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He does love his parents and gets happy to see them in book 7 safe.
  • Evil Redhead: Evil is stretch but more obvious in the movie Andover show, due to the book illustrations being black and white. But the colored versions have his hair red.
  • Flowery Insults: The animated series shows Melvin using a variety of creative insults whenever he's speaking to the boys, his peers or even Krupp.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In the aftermath of Book 6, the process that de-boogers him accidentally swaps his brain with that of Mr. Krupp, whom he had previously Swallowed Whole while on his rampage.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's implied that the reason why Melvin likes to kiss up to his teachers and authority figures at his elementary school is because his own parents don't pay much attention to him at home. So him getting close to the adults at his school is probably him trying to find a replacement parental figure.
    • In the Halloween Special, the reason he despises Halloween so much is because he never got to go trick-o-treating as he always stayed at home giving candy to other kids, such as George and Harold. It also doesn't help that every year the boys would always scare Melvin with their costumes.
  • Fusion Dance: Book 6 has him deciding to combine himself with a Killer Robot. Unfortunately for him, he accidentally sneezes at the last second, adding his boogers to the mix and turning himself into the Bionic Booger Boy.
  • Glory Hound: He really enjoys having Captain Underpants' powers and being seen as the hero.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Becomes good in the end of season 2. Then becomes bad again in season 3. Then became good again in the Halloween special.
  • Hidden Depths: Season 3 episode 2 shows that Melvin considers the keytar to be an admirable instrument. And in the next episode, he states that he has the same blood type as Stanley and Dressy.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: In the movie. He sucks up to and helps Professor Poopypants with his plan to eliminate laughter, despite the fact that the man is clearly insane!
  • Hulk Speak: In his Bionic Booger Boy form.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Subverted in the animated series. Most of the time, he just gives off “I don’t need anyone” vibes, but a handful of moments in Season 3 (especially episode 1) and the Halloween Special heavily hint that deep down, he is a very lonely kid.
  • Impossible Genius: His inventions are not only advanced, but sometimes scientifically impossible (though given what series he's in, the laws of physics and science probably only apply slightly more than they do in a Bugs Bunny cartoon). He can effortlessly create killer robots, a photocopier that turns 2D images into living beings, a fusion machine, a separation machine, a memory-wiping machine, and a time machine (which apparently was easy to build).
  • Insane Troll Logic: In the Halloween Special, his presentation to the Piqua public on why they should cancel Halloween states that everyone will be forced to work in (nonexistent) candy mines in order to keep up the holiday tradition.
  • Insufferable Genius: He was based off of an annoying nerd that Pilkey knew back in middle school.
  • It's All About Me: A selfish nerd who only cares about himself and considers everyone around him to be inferior to him. This is exaggerated in season 2 when his future self takes over the school and transforms Jerome Horwitz into his present's self's personal devil's paradise.
  • Jerkass: He has his legitimate points, but he can be a complete dick.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he went about it in his typical obnoxious way, Melvin was pretty justified in snitching on George and Harold for ruining the science fair in book 2.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He does become a victim of this often. In book 7, for selfishly putting himself over the fate of the planet, he gets misblamed for the things that Captain Underpants did in his body & gets chased by an angry mob.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In the Season 3 premiere, after overhearing George and Harold talk bad about him and his comic, Melvin decides to undo his Heel–Face Turn and tattles on them to Mr. Krupp in order to separate them again. Though he turns good again later on.
  • Mugging the Monster: In book 11, he angrily shouts at the Turbo Toilet 2000 to be quiet. Cue the Turbo Toilet 2000 chasing after Melvin.
  • Nerd Glasses: He's the school nerd, so it's expected that he would have glasses.
  • No Sense of Humor: As mentioned above, he is the only one who doesn't get the joke whenever the other kids find something funny. In the movie, this is because his brain lacks a "Haha-Guffaw-Chucklotamus", the part of a child's brain that controls the ability to laugh. Professor Poopypants uses him as a tool to wipe out the kids' happiness and joy.
    • Subverted in the animated series. It’s not that he has no sense of humor, it’s that he has a dull sense of humor. According to him, videos of rotting food are “can’t miss comedy”.
  • Not So Above It All: In Book 4, he is seen laughing with all the other fourth graders when Professor Poopypants introduces himself to the class.
    • Also in Book 7, despite his constant insistence that he’s more mature than his peers, he still refers to his mother as “Mommy”.
  • Parents as People: Melvin's parents are shown to be too busy to spend time with their son. Melvin does, however, still love them. This is one of his redeeming qualities.
  • Plot Allergy: In Book 6. Even though it’s only briefly mentioned, it’s his allergy to his family’s cat, Danderella, that causes him to sneeze when attempting to use his Combine-O-Tron 2000 on himself, turning him into the Bionic Booger Boy.
    • In the Halloween Special, he claims to be candy intolerant which is one of the reasons as to why he hates the holiday so much. In the end, after the boys make peace with him, Melvin admits that he was lying and that he actually enjoys candy. Until he starts to have a negative reaction after eating a piece.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: Has red hair and is one of the nerdiest kids in school.
  • The Rival: Comes off as this to George & Harold.
  • Significant Birth Date: According to Dav Pilkey, Melvin was born on December 25.
  • Skewed Priorities: In Book 7, when he steals Captain Underpants' superpowers, he refuses to fight the Booger Bots due to his childish concern of his depiction in George & Harold's comics. Unless the boys change how Melvin is depicted, Melvin would leave the world to die.
    • In the movie, there's a moment where he actually has a hard time choosing between getting extra credit and surviving.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Melvin is also known to be a snitch.
    • He is usually the Petty Peter or the Snobby Simon depending on the book. He was the Concerned Corey (along with the Snobby Simon because while justified, he still enjoyed seeing George and Harold get into trouble) in book 2 when George and Harold sabotaged a science fair out of spite because they were not allowed to participate.
    • In the movie, he even invents a device called the "Tattle Turtle 200," which exposed George and Harold for causing his Turbo Toilet 2000 invention to malfunction.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Oh yeah. He wasn't wholly unlikable in Book 2 and him breaking his deal with George and Harold was somewhat justified. Fast forward to books 6 and 7 and he's a complete jerkass when he finds out, whilst trapped in Mr. Krupp's body, about Captain Underpants' real identity and blackmails George and Harold in transferring his powers into him. Once he does manage to steal the Captain's superpowers, he refuses to help fight the Booger Bots unless George and Harold changed the comic to have him defeating Captain Underpants.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the animated series. He went from being willing to kill George and Harold in season 1 to being unwilling to betray them and leave them to die in the season 2 finale. This is downplayed, however, since he stretches that he still doesn't like them and his act of kindness was a one time thing.
  • Unexplained Recovery: In episode 2 of Season 3, Melvin's intelligence is reduced to that of a common animal and runs off into the forest. In the next episode, he turns up perfectly normal with no explanation.
  • Villainous Crush: Has one on Erica Wang in the animated series. But given his reputation, it’s highly unlikely that she reciprocates it.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Played straight in the season 3 finale. After his group of super villains are defeated by the heroes, George and Harold use his device against him by having him dress up as a baby. He leaves the stage in tears as the viewing audience laughs at him.
  • Villain Team-Up: He often teams up with Mr. Krupp to either take revenge on George and Harold or to accomplish a personal and sinister goal.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In episode 12 of Season 3, he pretends to be an unfortunate victim for all the visiting parents in order to convince them that Krupp is lying to them about how great the summer camp was. It's not like he was wrong in that regard.
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    Professor Pippy P. Poopypants/Tippy Tinkletrousers 
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Voiced in English by: Nick Kroll
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Enrique Cervantes
Voiced in Japanese by: Hiroshi Iwasaki

A brilliant scientist from New Swissland who turned to villainy after being made fun of because of his ridiculous name one too many times by the world and children of all ages. He is a recurring villain that the boys and Captain Underpants have to face on various occasions.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Renamed "Pee Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants Esquire" in the movie, which, props to the creators of the film for taking a name like "Professor Poopypants," and somehow making it so much worse.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the movie, he isn't driven to craziness from George and Harold's tricks, he is already a villain to begin with. His backstory reveals he'd already snapped when the presenters at the Nobel prize ceremony were too busy laughing at his name to give him his well-deserved award.
  • Affably Evil: In the movie, he's quite cheery as far as mad scientists go, even if he wants to wipe laughter off the face of the planet. Until you make fun of his name...
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Sympathy for him may vary since he does lose sight of his goal (as well as his sanity) as the books go on. But when it all comes down to it, he was a legitimately brilliant man with actual qualifications. Heck, he designed a shrink ray and a growth ray to get rid of the world's garbage problems (by shrinking it to nothingness) and solve world hunger (by making all the food super-sized). All he originally wanted was to teach people about science, only for them to not give two shits because he had a funny sounding name. Even George and Harold themselves had to admit that his villain origins could have been avoided if they didn't make fun of him.
  • Alliterative Name: Pippy Pee Pee Poopypants, and later Tippy Tinkletrousers.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Hails from the country of New Swissland, where everybody has ridiculous names.
  • Bag of Holding: His briefcase in The Movie.
  • Been There, Shaped History: His meddling with time was what inadvertently wiped out the dinosaurs, caused the Ice Age, and creates the Big Bang that stated the universe.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't take people making fun of his name very well, as the whole of Jerome Horvitz learned the hard way. In the movie, the woman presenting Nobel Prizes learned this much earlier.
    • In the movie, he doesn't like children laughing to the point that it becomes part of his Evil Plan to stop kids from laughing forever.
  • Big Bad: Of Book 4, 9, and 10 and in The Movie.
  • Breakout Villain: He's clearly the most popular villain in the series, appearing in multiple books and serving as the main antagonist in The Movie.
  • Butt-Monkey: Constantly made fun of in his debut. He's also a Butt-Monkey in the movie.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He doesn't even try to be subtle in the movie. Captain Underpants has a good feeling about him anyway.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: During his reappearance, he abuses time-travel twice to solve his problems, creating "clones" of himself. All three clones betray the others at the first opportunity. When Harold and George are arguing about how to get home, one of them points out that they can't trust him, since he can't trust himself.
  • Comically Missing the Point: At the end of Book 4, he decides to take George and Harold's advice to change his name so people won't laugh at him anymore. He decides to rename himself "Tippy Tinkletrousers".
  • The Comically Serious: He wants to be taken seriously by the scientific community, but it's not exactly easy with a name like "Pippy P. Poopypants". It really doesn't help that he doesn't realize it's an Unfortunate Name, since everyone in his country has a silly name.
  • Cool Shades: Angular ones that give him a perpetually angry or maniacal look, although they do occasionally change shape with his expressions.
  • The Cynic: In the movie. He claims that a student's dream of world peace is "unattainable", and scoffs at Melvin's claim that "real power comes from within".
  • Deadpan Snarker: The movie gives him a few snarky moments when he's not Chewing the Scenery like it's going out of style.
    "Oh, look at this. We've got a grade-A suck-up. Good to know, good to know."
  • Einstein Hair: He has poofy hair that matches his Mad Scientist look.
  • Evil Is Hammy: See Large Ham.
  • Freudian Excuse: People laughing at his name all the time led him to villainy.
  • Genre Blindness: In the books, he took up a position as a teacher at an elementary school, believing that children were sweet and innocent and wouldn't laugh at his name. He was wrong. So very, very wrong.
  • Herr Doktor: The movie gives him a heavy German accent.
  • Hypocrite: He wants to rid the world of laughter, yet he frequently indulges in evil laughter, and even has a film of bloopers that he finds amusing.
  • An Ice Person: He created a freeze ray in Book 8.
  • Impossible Genius: Has mastered sizechanging technology and time travel.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's pretty egotistical about his inventions.
  • Karmic Death: For attempting to blow up the planet, Tippy gets killed off permanently. Also, it's his mistreatment of his past counterparts that result in them sabotaging his machine resulting in their own deaths.
  • Killed Off for Real: In book 9, three separate times at that.
  • Large Ham: Voiced by Nick Kroll, and it shows.
  • Mad Scientist: He likes to invent, but he's not so mad until his Sanity Slippage.
    • Played straight in The Movie at his insistence:
    George: (reading his resume) It says here that you were a "genius inventor"?
    Poopypants: (slamming a mace down into the desk) Mad genius inventor!
  • Make My Monster Grow: His Goosy-Grow 4000 can make things bigger, including his Mini-Mecha which he turns into a Humongous Mecha.
  • Meaningful Rename: After attempting to give everyone in the world silly names, Professor Poopypants is advised by George and Harold to change his own name instead. Calling himself Tippy Tinkletrousers did not improve his situation.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When he goes back in time, he accidentally prevents Captain Underpants from ever existing, resulting in a Bad Future where all of the threats that Captain Underpants had stopped are now in play. He realizes his mistake and goes to fix it.
    • In the movie, He does this twice in a row. The first time was when he had the Turbo Toilet 2000 "eat" Captain Underpants. In doing so, he exposed CU to the pretty much radioactive leftovers from the school cafeteria, and it ultimately results in him getting real superpowers. The second time is when he's seemingly won after erasing George and Harold's sense of humor. He mentions the planet Uranus, which triggers the memory of how George and Harold first met, and gets them laughing again, which destroys the Anti-Humor machine and undoes its effects on the rest of the school.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Attempted to destroy the planet in book 10.
  • Overarching Villain: The most recurring villain of the books.
  • Recurring Boss: He's the one villain who keeps coming back over and over.
  • Sanity Slippage: From well-meaning, brilliant scientist hoping to solve all the problems in the world or at least to teach young children the joy of science, to a crazy person hoping to give everyone in the world a name as silly as his, to a balls-out lunatic willing to do anything necessary to kill Harold and George, to an Omnicidal Maniac. Whoa! This is even more prominent in the movie, where he wants to eliminate all humor so no one will ever laugh at his name.
  • Shrink Ray: His Shrinky-Pig 2000.
  • Significant Birth Date: Of the ironic variety in the movie. Thanks to a Freeze-Frame Bonus, you see on his resumé that he was born on April Fools' Day, of all days!
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: In the movie, when George and Harold try to talk him down.
    George: Your problem isn't that people laugh at you, but that you can't laugh at yourself.
    Poopypants: Oh, really, Oprah? Is that my problem?!
  • Stating the Simple Solution: It takes two fourth graders to point out that it might have been easier to just change his name instead of holding the world hostage with shrink rays and Humongous Mecha. He claims he never even thought of that.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: George and Harold write a comic book about him trying to take over the world, and he finds a copy of it, suffers a psychotic break after reading it, and decides to actually take over the world. Nice job breaking it, George and Harold!
    • In the movie, he decides to play onto the villain role after seeing the boys' comic and finalizing his laughter removal machine. He even changes his outfit to match the one that George and Harold made for him in their comic.
    Poopypants: So George and Harold want a super villain, huh? Well ask and ye shall RECEIVE!!
  • Unfortunate Names: Just read it. The new name he gives himself (Tippy Tinkletrousers) is only slightly less embarrassing.
    • In the movie, it's changed to Pee Pee Diarrheastein Poopypants Esquire, which is even worse.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of Book 9.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He was all too willing to hurt George & Harold in book 4, 9, and 10.

Introduced in the Book Series

     Dr. Diaper 
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A mad scientist who looks and dresses like a baby. He planned to destroy the moon, which in turn would destroy every major city, which would allow him to take over the Earth. In the UK version, he is called Dr. Nappy.


  • The Cameo: He makes an appearance in the same jail that Poopypants is sent to in Book 4.
    • In the movie, his name is mentioned when Captain Underpants is reading one of the comics the boys made.
  • Colony Drop: His evil plan boils down to "destroy the Moon to rain chunks of it on the Earth, then rise up and take over what's left of society after that".
  • Einstein Hair: Not as big and poofy as Professor Poopypants, but he's still got the typical Mad Scientist look.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He doesn't have much character depth outside of wanting to destroy the world so he can take over it.
  • Mecha-Mooks: He has two robot henchmen who help him carry out his schemes.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: How he got the "Dr." part of the name is never specified, but he's still tried to blow up the Moon.
  • Starter Villain: Series-wise, he's the first villain that George, Harold and Captain Underpants ever face against.

     Turbo Toilet 2000 
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A giant, vicious toilet who serves as the leader of the Talking Toilets and is the main villain of Books 2 and 11.


  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the book series, he was a character created by the boys and was brought to life by the PATSY 2000. In the movie, he was an invention made by Melvin and was later remade into a formidable weapon by Professor Poopypants.
  • The Brute: He's a hulking figure who often leaves a trail of destruction using his strength.
  • Disney Villain Death: He meets this demise in Book 11 when Sulu and Crackers' interracial children drag the porcelain menace up into the sky and drop him.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: A villainous example occurs in Book 11. When he corners Krupp, the principal begs for his safety by promising to lead Turbo to George and Harold so he can have his revenge on them. Once Krupp completes his part of the deal, the Turbo Toilet swallows him whole.
  • Humongous Mecha: In the movie, Professor Poopypants enlarges the Turbo Toilet to enormous size and uses it as his main tool of destruction.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In Book 11, the Turbo Toilet travels back to Earth seeking revenge against the heroes for killing his toilet army.
  • Spikes of Villainy: He has spikes on his arms and boots.
  • The Can Kicked Him: The Turbo Toilet gives Captain Underpants a brutal beating in both versions.

     Talking Toilets 
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"YUM, YUM, EAT 'EM UP!"

An army of talking toilets who eat everything on sight.


  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Much like their leader, they were characters who were created after the boys used the PATSY 2000 believing it to be a copy machine. In the movie, they come alive after being drenched by the toxic residue that was used to fuel the Turbo Toilet.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: They have vicious teeth that are perfect for eating.
  • The Can Kicked Him: They have an interest in eating humans and are capable of swallowing them in a single flush.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: In the books, they are defeated by George and Harold feeding them cafeteria food, making them violently ill.
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     Zorx, Klax and Jennifer 
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A trio of aliens who disguised themselves as lunch ladies in order to brainwash the school so they can take over the world.
  • Aerith and Bob: Two of them are alien-sounding while the third is a common name among Earth women.
  • Alien Invasion: Their grand scheme was to turn the students and faculty into zombie nerds and would then turn them into giant minions that would serve them as they conquer the Earth.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Zorx manages to snap his fingers... with a tentacle.
  • The Cameo: The appear in The Movie during the end credits, suspiciously right after Edith's segment.
  • Killed Off for Real: They end up being killed after their UFO explodes thanks to the boys tampering with their fuel systems.
  • Octopoid Aliens: They come off as this because of their green skin and tentacles for hands.
  • Scary Teeth: They have razor, sharp teeth to fit their evil appearances.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They only appear in Book 3 but are crucial as they unintentionally provide the boys with Super Power juice that would empower Captain Underpants and several others.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: They're all male-coded (although the book tries to obfuscate the issue by not referring to Jennifer using pronouns) but dress up as feminine cafeteria ladies.

     Evil George, Evil Harold, and Captain Blunderpants 
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The Purple Potty counterparts of our heroes. Rotten to the core, they enjoy using their supervillain creation to do whatever sinister schemes they want.


  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: With Captain Blunderpants, Evil George and Harold have been able to get away with heinous crimes such as robbing banks, stealing electronics and getting pizza with pineapple.
  • Evil Counterpart: Evil George and Harold are mean-spirited and wicked children who make their own comic books. However, they are actually more talented than their good counterparts, creating much better drawn comics with proper spelling and grammar. Inverted with Mr. Krupp, who is a nice principal with a good sense of humor.
  • Evil Twin: That pretty much goes without saying.
  • Karma Houdini: Even after being defeated by the Arthritic Avengers and being sent back to their universe, it's more than likely that they'll go back to terrorizing their world with Captain Blunderpants, although now tiny-sized with seemingly no chance of reversing the process. They even manage to get their good counterparts arrested for the crimes they committed in the main universe.
  • Too Dumb to Live: They attempt to blast George and Harold with the Shrinky-Pig 2000 after Captain Blunderpants is defeated, but they fall for the heroes tricking them into thinking they're holding it the wrong way, which causes them to flip it and shoot themselves.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Probably even moreso than Captain Underpants. All you have to do is snap your fingers to turn Captain Blunderpants back into Nice Krupp.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Captain Blunderpants was about to utterly pulverize George and Harold... but then Harold’s grandfather and George’s great-grandmother came to the rescue.

     Kipper, Bugg, Loogie and Finkstein 
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Kipper is the boy on the right with the smug grin and a key for a necklace. Bugg is the boy on the far left with dark hair, Loogie has the baseball cap and Finkstein has bangs covering his face. Remember that now

A group of bullies who used to torment Harold when he was in kindergarten. They've been able to get away with their despicable crimes since Kipper, the ringleader of the group, is the spoiled nephew of Mr. Krupp.


  • Alliterative Name: Kipper Krupp.
  • Black Best Friend: Bugg is technically this to the other boys.
  • Blinding Bangs: The book illustrations show Finkstein with these.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Finkstein wets his pants after finding dozens of spiders in his locker, courtesy of George and Harold.
  • The Bullies: They get cheap thrills off of tormenting kindergartners.
  • Butt Monkeys: Kipper & his stooges always fall victim to Kindergarten George & Harold's pranks.
  • The Dividual: The four of them are always seen together and don't have many distinct personality traits aside from being sadistic jerks.
  • Driven to Madness: When Tippy Tinkletrousers travels back in time to the exact moment and location of their Heel–Face Turn in the original timeline, they see his time-travel machine (which is shaped like a giant pair of pants). They immediately think they're seeing "The Haunted Pants of Wedgie Magee" in the flesh, and go completely insane.
  • Dumb Jock: Kipper is a jock, but he's an idiot as well.
  • Dumb Muscle: Clearly more brawn than brain—they beat up kids left and right, but get outwitted by a pair of prank-pulling kindergartners. George notes that Kipper's only weakness is that he's "kinda dumb".
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being scared straight by "The Haunted Pants of Wedgie Magee", they return all of the stolen money to the kindergartners they robbed and never bully anyone else for as long as they live.
  • Humiliation Conga: They get put through a long extended one throughout Book 9 by George and Harold as retribution for bullying the kindergartners.
  • Jerkass: They are assholes, especially to kindergartners.
  • Jerk Jock: Kipper is on the school wrestling team and enjoys beating up kindergartners.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Up until George moved to Piqua, Ohio, they would get away with tormenting kindergartners because Mr. Krupp was not at all suspicious of them. They did, however, fall victim to George & Harold's pranks.
  • Mind Rape: See Driven to Madness above.
  • Nice Hat: Loogie wears a baseball cap.
  • Scare 'em Straight: George and Harold put them through a series of increasingly brutal pranks to make them think they've been cursed by a ghost called Wedgie Magee as punishment for their bullying.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Kipper and his gang get away with bullying smaller kids out of their lunch money and giving them wedgies because his uncle is Mr. Krupp.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They only have a significant appearance in Book 9 but their presence is an important factor in George and Harold's lives; they not only become best friends because of the bullies but they also would develop their lifelong careers as comic book creators and professional pranksters.
  • Starter Villain: Chronologically, they were the first "villains" defeated by George and Harold. They don't actually appear until Book 9.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Preteens, actually. They're sixth graders who take pleasure in bullying younger kids.
  • Unmanly Secret: Kipper doesn't actually have one, but George and Harold make it look like he does by secretly putting dolls, dresses and a friendship bracelet kit in his locker, getting his friends to laugh at him.
  • Villainous Glutton: They intimidate a pizza delivery guy into giving them the pizza that "Wedgie Magee" bought for the kindergartners and gleefully eat it all in front of them. George and Harold get wise to this and trick them into eating pizza with double ghost chili peppers on each slice.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Bugg, Loogie and Finkstein find it hilarious when Kipper becomes the target of several pranks by "Wedgie Magee". They stop thinking it's funny when weird things start happening to them.
  • Would Hurt a Child: All four of them are notorious bullies whose favorite targets are kindergartners.

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     The Splotch 
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Voiced by: Clancy Brown

An evil, robe-like alien with plans for world domination. He was initially a sentient robe with a hostile attitude but it evolved after being dunked in toxic residue.


  • Affably Evil: He admits that Splotch is a good villain name and genuinely apologizes to George and Harold on two separate occasions.
  • Aliens are Bastards: In his first appearance, he was very aggressive towards his host Jerry and attacked everything without bias. In his second appearance, he tries to take over the world.
  • Catchphrase: "ROBES RULE!"
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After he's apprehended by The Society of Robes, he's left imprisoned with the worst prisoner imaginable: a clown, who coincidentally was Captain Underpants's greatly appreciated cellmate during the time in which he was framed for crimes committed by Splotch.
  • Evil Counterpart: After being drenched in toxic waste, the Splotch takes on an appearance that greatly resembles the Waistband Warrior himself. He uses this to his advantage in his second appearance.
  • Evil Wears Black: His robe-like appearance is pitch black and he's a genuine villain.
  • Expy: He's a deadringer for Venom.
  • Fearful Symmetry: When the Splotch goes 'mano a mano' with CU, the two prove to be evenly matched in combat.
  • Frame-Up: In his second appearance, he commits multiple crimes to convince the people that Captain Underpants did it so he can be arrested. With CU out of the way, the Splotch would be able to carry out his plans for world domination.
  • Hidden Depths: He's implied to have an artistic talent when he recaps his first appearance and diabolical plans using well drawn photographs.
  • Logical Weakness: His army of robes end up being defeated by two common things that effect clothing: static electricity and fabric softening wipes.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: In both appearances, he needs to rely on a human host; the first was Jerry Citizen and the second was Mr. Ree.

     Socktopus 
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Voiced by: John DiMaggio

A giant sock monster that captured the entire student body and faculty in order to harvest their stinky socks so he can take over Piqua.


  • Combat Tentacles: His main form of attack.
  • Good Hurts Evil: He meets his defeat in the form of soap detergent which is made of 100% good.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He has quite the colorful vocabulary. Though this was a given considering his voice actor.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Before being defeated, Socktopus exclaims that he only wanted dirty socks such as himself to be appreciated more.
  • Logical Weakness: What do you do to get rid of stinky socks? You wash them with soap detergent of course!
  • Made of Evil: His genesis was a result of a bunch of socks being mixed with Mr. Krupp's toupee polish which is made of evil. Really!
  • Verbal Tic: Almost every other word he says has the word “Stinkin’” in front of it.

     Theodore Murdsly 
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Voiced by: Rob Riggle

A toilet paper salesman who tries to take over Jerome Horwitz. Having become a laughingstock among his peers for getting chocolate pudding on his pants resulting in the 'death sentence' title of Ted Turdsly, Murdsly is motivated to erase the name and create a new identity for himself as the greatest principal ever.


  • Badass Normal: One of the few, if not the only, member of CU's Rogues Gallery that is a normal human being. Villains such as Melvin or Poopypants don't count since they were already gifted geniuses before they turned to villainy, unlike Murdsly.
  • Berserk Button: Ted Turdsely.
  • Best Served Cold: Invoked. Murdsly spent roughly twenty years creating the memory wipes before he could take his revenge against Jerome Horwitz.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to set him off. Especially if it's the name that shall not be said.
  • Kids Are Cruel: His childhood peers christened him with the nickname Ted Turdsely and never made him forget it. It's so bad that it's been an ongoing tradition among the students of Jerome Horwitz.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He created toilet wipes that are capable of erasing a person's memory along with making them extremely suggestible.
  • Manchild: He often lets his emotions get the better of him, leading him to act very immature and unreasonable.
  • Mini-Mecha: With Melvin's help, Murdsly gains a giant robot capable of erasing anyone's memory in an instance.
  • Tragic Villain: At the end of the day, he is a miserable man who only wanted to start his life over after having it ruined since he was a child.
  • We Will Meet Again: Before he escapes, he vows to return to enact his revenge against the boys and the whole school.

     Smartsy Fartsy 
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Voiced by: Trevor Devall

A sentient and quite eloquent fart cloud that was brought to life by the Elevapor 2000, an invention of Melvin. After being offended by George and Harold's comic book featuring a dumb character of the same name (which was created before him), he attempts to get revenge on them in order to ensure that he gets respect.


  • Arc Villain: He serves as the main antagonist for the two part season 1 finale.
  • Blow You Away: Being a sentient fart cloud, his attacks are all wind-based.
  • Came Back Strong: A non-deadly example. After Captain Underpants inhales him, Smartsy is fused with CU's super-powered DNA which gives him a major power up.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect? / Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: His start of darkness was after learning that his best friends initially wrote him as a stupid character for their comic along with being ridiculed by the school for his existence as a fart.
  • Evil Former Friend: Before he turned evil, he considered George and Harold to be his best friends.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He gives up villainy after he becomes a likable internet sensation thanks to his theatrical speeches.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Smartsy and his army are immune to all physical attacks thanks to their airy forms.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His choice in vocabulary is quite advanced because of his intelligence.
  • Smart People Speak the Queen's English: He speaks with a British accent and is very intelligent.
  • Straw Nihilist: Smartsy borders on this as he often laments how unfair he and his fellow farts have been treated as jokes by humanity and how they deserve better.
  • Villain Over for Dinner: When Melvin's mother notices him, George, and Harold with her son, she assumes he has friends over and lets them stay for dinner, where she flirts with him.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: He takes on the appearance of the tooth fairy in order to steal people's farts to create his army.

     Melvinborg SEASON 1 FINALE SPOILERS 
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Click here to see him as "Dr. Vil Endenemys" 
Voiced by: Jorge Diaz

Melvin's cyborg self from the future. Under the guise of Dr. Vil Endenemys, he was able to have Krupp fired aswell as getting George and Harold expelled at the end of the season finale. Along with taking over as the new principal, he also serves as the main antagonist for Season 2.


  • Adults Dressed as Children: He's a full grown man yet he wears the same nerdy outfit his present self wears for school everyday.
  • An Arm and a Leg: The reason as to why Future!Melvin is a cyborg is because he was attacked by a swarm of Butt-erflies, sent to the future by George and Harold, that led to a near-fatal car crash that ruined the right side of his body.
  • Arc Villain: For Season 2.
  • Call-Back: Melvinborg being a cyborg who takes over the school is reminiscent of the plot point in Book 6 where Melvin tries to fuse himself with a robot in order to be more popular and powerful at Jerome Horwitz.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Melvinborg purposefully rigs the education system to give his present self a huge advantage to make him more successful compared to everyone else. It never works out the way he wants to thanks to his Complexity Addiction and his inability to double check his schemes.
  • Complexity Addiction: He has a tendency to create complex plans with unnecessary details in order to ensure his past self's entry into Eliteanati Academy.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Knowing how dangerous and crazy things can get at Jerome Horwitz, Melvinborg installed a secret passageway in the principal's office that could take him to downtown Piqua or Mexico if necessary. Later he would create a panic room to keep him safe from the swarm of Butt-erflies.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: You'd think that with all of his ground breaking inventions that Melvinborg would have made a decent future for himself and would have no need to push his younger self to get into Eliteanati Academy. Apparently this never passed through his brilliant mind.
  • Cyborg: His right half is all robotic and allows him a variety of weapons and gadgets to use when needed.
  • Distressed Dude: Despite being the main villain, Melvinborg often becomes a victim to several of the monsters of the week.
  • Dramatic Irony: For all of his efforts in trying to get his present self into Eliteanati Academy while sabotaging everyone else's education, it actually results in George and Harold, the two people he hates with all of his heart, getting accepted into his dream school instead.
  • Evil Genius: He's Melvin's future self.
  • Evil Is Petty: Melvin has always had a petty side, but his future self takes it Up to Eleven. He actually takes time between his schemes just to commit small acts of extreme pettiness, especially on Krupp who he apparently hired for no other reason than to make a fool out of him.
  • Failed a Spot Check: One of his defining flaws is how he doesn't double check his plans to see if anything can mess them up. It's this carelessness that often results in all of his plans backfiring.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Even after George and Harold manage to destroy the nanobots and save everyone, Melvinborg insisted his present self to leave Captain Underpants' brain without them.
  • Fate Worse than Death: After realizing what a monster his future self is, Melvin decides to never become him; thus erasing Melvinborg from existence.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Melvinborg's robot side comes equipped with helpful powers (a retractable arm, a laser eye etc.) The only problem is that he forgets to activate them in moments that would make them useful.
  • Future Me Scares Me: It's actually more along the lines of Future Me Infuriates Me. As Season 2 progresses, Melvin begins to lose patience with his future self because of his complicated plans that always backfire and how he always underestimates George and Harold despite their success rate. It gets to the point that he's had enough of himself and wipes him out of existence.
  • Hidden Depths: Turns out he has an interest in country music.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: No matter how many times George and Harold successfully foil his convoluted schemes with their abilities and dumb luck, Melvinborg doesn't think much of it and brushes them off as hopeless dopes. This is something that his present self is aware of and constantly chastises him for it.
  • It's All About Me: Taken to the extreme. He transforms Jerome Horwitz into a devil's paradise for his younger self; from changing the curriculum to meet his advanced standards to plastering his image everywhere for all to love and worship him.
  • Jerkass: He hasn't changed one bit since he was a kid. The Season 2 finale suggests that he became even worse.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: As principal, he decides to rehire Krupp by making him vice principal and subjecting him to the most difficult and humiliating chores for kicks and giggles. Considering that it's Krupp of all people, it's one of the few likable qualities of Melvinborg.
  • Never My Fault: Even after his plans end up blowing up at his face, he outright refuses to accept responsibility on his end.
  • Tempting Fate: Does this quite a few times throughout Season 2 regarding his inventions. It goes exactly how you think it does.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Melvinborg is shown to be a bigger jerk then his child self. And that's saying something.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He has a thing for milkshakes; he even has a milkshake dispenser in his office.
  • Transforming Vehicle: In the Season 2 finale, his robotic half is able to transform into a hovercraft that can carry multiple people.
  • What Were You Thinking?: He gets called out by George, Harold, and his present self when the Doom Dome in the season finale goes haywire and begins to attack them with dangerous machines, all of which Melvinborg created as part of the Tattle Trials.

     Croco-bats 
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An army of genetically engineered animals created by Melvin's You-Choose-You-Fuse 2000 in order to destroy recess.


     Butt-erflies 
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A swarm of genetically engineered insects created by George and Harold in an attempt to annoy Melvin. They actually turn out to be more dangerous then what their cute appearances suggests.


     Dr. Disgruntled 
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A fictional evil scientist that frequently appears in George and Harold's comic books.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Captain Underpants. His two main appearances involve him trying to create death traps to defeat the waistband warrior.
  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair and he's a supervillain.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After failing to defeat Captain Underpants in his second appearance, he ends up having to work as a sidekick on a radio talk show and it's clear that he does not enjoy it.
  • Evil Genius: His main archetype.
  • Trap Master: He loves making traps. Especially if they're designed to kill CU.
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