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    Monkey 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker, Corey Burton (speaking voice in "The Lab of Tomorrow")

  • The Ace: Monkey In-Universe is the most powerful and respected hero on the planet.
  • Action Pet: When off duty, his personality is similar to Dee Dee's and he is often seen playing with her in the laboratory, but when it is time to save the world Monkey is extremely serious and heroic and risks his very life to ensure the safety of the world and those he loves.
  • Badass Adorable: Monkey is considered to be one of the Dexterverse top superheroes.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Apparently his energy field provides life support for himself and passengers.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: The banned "Barbequor" episode took place when the other heroes threw a birthday party for him, but even after he defeated the Barbequor and the Silver Spooner, Monkey wasn't able to enjoy his birthday because he then had to give Krunk a ride home and Krunk kept on giving very lousy directions on where his home was.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: When Huntor's technology completely counteracts Monkey's powers, Monkey defeats the villain using only his skills, brains, and gorilla — er...— guerilla tactics.
  • Determinator: In his fight with Rasslor, he kept on being knocked down, and wouldn't give up. Rasslor threw the fight (and decided not to destroy the Earth) because of this.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A monkey named Monkey.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He's a monkey and a superhero.
  • Flying Brick: He can generate an energy field around his body that gives him this set of powers.
  • Furry Reminder: Monkey is intelligent, but his instinctive reactions, body language and problem-solving skills are all quite simian.
  • Heroic Spirit: He can be defeated (with humorous ease in some cases), but he'll never surrender.
  • Interspecies Romance: He is often paired with his sidekick and girlfriend Agent Honeydew on his missions who he cares about deeply and appears to posses a psychic link with her. He also has a brief fling with Quackor, a superpowered duck.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: In-Universe, Monkey is one of the most popular superheroes among children.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Non-romantic example. Dexter admires the super hero Monkey and has no idea that his lab monkey leads a double life. He remains thoroughly unimpressed that his monkey failed to developed super powers.
  • Narrator All Along: "The Lab of Tomorrow" ends with the revelation that he was the one narrating the episode. No explanation is given for how he became capable of human speech.
  • Out of Focus: His appearances became less frequent in the final two seasons. He did get a bizarre Day in the Limelight episode, though.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Monkey is cute both in and out of costume.
  • Secret Identity: As Dexter's lab monkey. Dexter and his family are completely unaware of his double life.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Is revealed to have become able to speak at the end of "The Lab of Tomorrow".
  • Superhero: Considered the world's greatest superhero.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Convinces Simion, another super-simian, to abandon his plan of destroying the Earth in favor of swinging around in a jungle. Not bad for somebody who can only make monkey noises.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Despite having Agent Honeydew as a girlfriend, "A Quackor Cartoon" shows him falling in love with Quackor, and in the later episode "Used Ink", one of the things that he asked for was a girl monkey implying that his relationship with Quackor might be over and he is looking for a new love. However in one of the final episodes of the series "Dexter's Wacky Races", Monkey is shown to be back together with Agent Honeydew. All of this was never explained.

     Agent Honeydew 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie

  • Action Girl: As part of her agent training, she is a trained fighter who is proficient in firearms.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She has short black hair with curly bangs.
  • Interspecies Romance: Despite their different species' (and the questionable ethics of this), it appears that Monkey and Honeydew's relationship is very close and romantic, as both are often seen going out on dates when off duty, sharing romantic dinners and Monkey staying over at her house where they apparently bathe together while she grooms him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a sexy spy.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has pale skin and black hair.
  • Spy Catsuit: She wears a violet-blue S.H.I.E.L.D.-style jumpsuit when is in mission.
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    Commander Chief 
Voiced by: Robert Ridgely (Season 1), Earl Boen (Season 2)

  • Badass Mustache: Has a mustache and is in charge of both Honeydew and Monkey.
  • Big Good: By way of being the head of the organization Agent Honeydew works for, he's the highest authority figure Monkey works for.
  • Expy: Of Nick Fury, both characters being leaders of police organizations who wear eyepatches.
  • Eyepatch of Power: To go with the Badass Mustache above, he also wears an eyepatch.
  • Punny Name: Commander(-in) Chief.
  • Trapped in TV Land: It's implied that he is actually trapped in a TV set rather than broadcasting from somewhere.

    Barbequor 
Voiced by: Robert Ridgely

  • Expy: He's a parody of Galactus.
  • Planet Eater: He takes the planets of the solar system and tries to eat them like a shish kabob.

    Magmanamus 
Voiced by: Brad Garrett

  • Anti-Villain: He doesn't really want to hurt anyone. All he wanted was to get some sleep.
  • Magma Man: He's a giant lava monster.
  • Ironic Name: Magnanimous means generous and forgiving. Magmanamous is neither of those things (though it's hard to blame the poor guy.)

     Rasslor 
Voiced by: Randy Savage

  • Affably Evil: A world destroying alien wrestler who will show respect to his worthy adversaries and even honorable attempts like Major Glory.
  • Barbarian Long Hair: Reaches to the small of his back.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: A given being voiced by Macho Man Randy Savage.
  • Blood Knight: Loves to wrestle and fight.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: His system of ethics is basically go to planets, fight champions and blow them up to spare them of their disgrace.
  • Challenge Seeker: His main MO throughout his intergalactic travels. He seeks to find his Worthy Opponent, going planet to planet defeating each champion. If the planet gives him a worth adversary, he spares the planet. If any world fails however, he blows it up.
  • Fantastic Racism: Initally looked down on Monkey as a non threat and refused to “soil (his) hands on so lowly a creature.” Turns his opinion around at the end of the episode.
  • Human Aliens: Looks mostly human save for his teal skin and 90's physique.
  • Large Ham: Comes with being voiced by the Macho Man himself.
  • Motive Rant: Delivers one to the assembled heroes he brought onto the Shippodrome.
  • No-Sell: Easily defeats the entire Justice Friends without breaking a sweat. Doesn’t even flinch when Monkey tries strangling his leg.
  • One-Shot Character: Appears in the titular episode Rasslor.
  • Worthy Opponent: Searches the galaxy to find one by wrestling the champions of many worlds. He found one in a superpowered monkey.

    Probotor 
Voiced by: N/A

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     Quackor the Fowl/Ducky 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

  • A Dog Named "Dog": Her real name is Ducky.
  • Dark Action Girl: After she's revealed to be female in her second appearance, we learn that she's this.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Monkey. She is Mandark's pet duck and Monkey's arch-nemesis.
  • Feathered Fiend: An evil duck.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In her second appearance, due to falling in love with Monkey.
  • Lunacy: She becomes Quackor when the moonlight hits her. Sunlight restores her to normal.
  • Punny Name: Quackor the Fowl; "fowl" is a term for both ducks and chickens, while a homonym "foul" means "wicked" or "amoral".
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: According to the The Powerpuff Girls episode "Bought and Scold", Quackor the Fowl is somehow one of their enemies.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Implied in her second appearance; she and Monkey not only fall in love, but she lays an egg. So she's either a girl or a Mr. Seahorse]].
  • Undying Loyalty: Implied to have this for Mandark in her debut episode, seeing as she goes off to destroy Dexter's lab after hearing Mandark mumble about wanting to do so in his sleep.

     Simion the Monkey 
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Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

    Orgon Grindor 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

  • And I Must Scream: Ends up encased in gold while still conscious.
  • Fat Bastard: Overweight and a nasty crook.
  • Funny Foreigner: He speaks in a stereotypical Italian accent.
  • Greed: He tries to hypnotize Monkey into stealing valuables for him.

    Peltra 
Voiced by: Dee Dee Rescher

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