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    Gary Supernova

Voiced by: Rob Corddry

Scorch's younger brother and the head of mission control at BASA. After quitting (in which Scorch says he's fired), he decides to rescue Scorch himself.

  • Badass Boast: "In a galaxy filled with nerds, I'm their king."
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite all the crap he had to put up with Scorch, Gary will do anything for his little brother's safety.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is always clumsy and gets a lot of injuries.
  • Heel Realization: During the film's darkest hour, he apologizes for his past behavior.
  • The Hero: Of the movie. After Scorch gets himself captured, it is up to Gary to rescue his younger brother.
  • Nice Guy: A lot more humble and sensitive than his brother.

    Scorch Supernova
Voiced by: Brendan Fraser

Gary's older brother, an arrogant but benevolent space pilot.

  • Big Little Brother: He's is tall and broad, and his "little brother" Gary, who is shorter, skinnier and, as he keeps pointing out, older despite that.
  • Catchphrase: "Scorch me, baby!"
  • Chick Magnet: A line from Gabby indicates that a number of women are attracted to Scorch.
  • Cool Uncle: To his nephew, Kip. He dedicated Earth to him.
  • Decoy Protagonist: He is the first character to appear in the movie. The real protagonist is Gary.
  • Deuteragonist
  • Dumb Muscle: Scorch may have the strength, agility, and courage, but he lacks the focus and rationality.
  • Friend to All Children: His scene with Baab babies and relationship with Kip solidifies him as one.
  • The Lancer: Acts as a foil to Gary.
  • Living Legend: Given the statue of gold built in his honor.

    Lena Thackleman
Voiced by: Jessica Alba

BASA's no-nonsense chief.

    General Shanker Saunderson
Voiced by: William Shatner, Joshua Rush (younger)

The villainous head of Area 51.

    Doctor Bob "Doc" Robertson
Voiced by: Craig Robinson

A mouse-like alien who Gary befriends and weds Scorch and Gabby at their wedding. He hosted a radio show on his planet that got so famous that he invented the social networking service.

    Thurman Parr
Voiced by: George Lopez

A 3-eyed slug-like alien with 4 arms who Gary befriends and becomes his cellmate at Area 51. He was a professor on his planet where he had invented touchscreen technology.

    Io Anderson
Voiced by: Jane Lynch

A giant cyclops-like alien with anger management issues who Gary befriends. She worked as a librarian on her planet until she got so mad at looking up stuff for her kind that she invented the web search engine.


    Kira Supernova

Gary's wife and Kip's mother.

  • Action Mom: Kira has not lost her edge after becoming a mother.
  • Nice Girl: The least snarky one in the cast and commentary states she wants to fix the pain that's happened in her family
  • Retired Badass: Kira retired from BASA so she could focus on being a mother. But, don't underestimate her.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Kip's Tiny Guy.

    Kipper Supernova
Voiced by: Jonathan Morgan Heit

Gary and Kira's adventurous son and Scorch's nephew.

  • Badass Adorable: Proves this when he manages to control the plane carrying the rest of the heroes from mission control.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He has two: He saves Kira from Lena's guards and at the final battle, he swoops in to help Scorch, Gary, and his new friends defeat the jets.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sometimes called "Kipper" by his parents and uncle.
  • Keet: Always bursting around with energy.
  • Tagalong Kid: The youngest main character, but isn't a nuisance.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Tiny Guy to Kira's Huge Girl.

    Gabby Babblebrook 
Voiced by: Sofía Vergara
An anchorwoman on Baab and Scorch's girlfriend.
  • Advertised Extra: Her actor's name is on the poster, but she only shows up the beginning and the end of the movie.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She tells other females interested in Scorch to stay away from him, on live TV.
  • Satellite Love Interest: We only know that she's a reporter and Scorch's girlfriend and later wife.