The Titans and other Celestial Entities
Mysterious beings worshiped by the Order of the Twelve and the Helpers.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: From what we see of Bolo, they can allow other beings to enter their minds and posses hundreds of "brain chambers" which seem to be entire planes of reality in their own right.
- Chekhov's Gunman: They're referred to in episode 3. The fights to the death between monsters in the Deathcropolis are meant to be sacrifices for them. Episode 7 reveals they're what's lurking in Final Space, and they're a threat to all life in the universe.
- Eldritch Abomination: They're evil cosmic entities trapped in a location outside normal space and the brief glimpse of them shows them to be horrifically alien and unnatural looking.
- We see in chapter 10 that at least one of them is large enough to grasp Earth in just one hand.
- FaceMonster Turn: It's revealed that the Titans were originally benevolent beings who helped craft the universe until they were poisoned by Invictus, turning them into the destructive monsters they are now. Word of God has stated that the method Invictus used to poison the Titans was the same method it used on Gary and Avocato when it possessed them, therefore revealing that the poisoning was done against their will.
- Greater-Scope Villain: The Lord Commander is the Big Bad driving the plot, but the Titans are god-like beings of ultimate evil that would lay waste to the universe if given the chance.
- Omnicidal Maniac: According to Nightfall, if they go free, the universe falls.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The Titans are currently trapped in Final Space.
- Walking Spoiler: Outside of a cryptic reference to them in episode 3, not much is known about the Titans. At least not until episode 7 where Nightfall reveals they live in Final Space and in hundreds of timelines they've destroyed the universe after Mooncake goes crazy and frees them.
- Voiced by: Keith David
The one Titan to rebel against his fellows and imprison them all in Final Space, himself included. He's been aiding Nightfall in her attempts to set history right through time travel.
- Badass Baritone: A given when voiced by Keith David. He's a being of god-like power with a suitably deep voice.
- Big Good: He's the only Titan who turned against his fellows to save our universe from their destruction. Even though they imprisoned and punished him for it, he's still aiding the heroes, first by helping Nightfall achieve time travel, then by meeting with Gary and giving him vital information.
- Blue Is Heroic: He is primarily colored in dark and light blue and he turned against his kind to save the universe.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He has a creepy skull-like face and helps the heroes however he can.
- Defector from Decadence: According to Nightfall, the Titans were monstrosities, each in charge of a different realm. Bolo broke ranks to stop their destructive ways.
- Although it's later revealed that the Titans were all originally benevolent but Bolo was the only one who managed to avoid being corrupted by Invictus.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Bolo summons Gary into his mind to have a talk about Gary's anxieties, before sending him back in time to meet with his father.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Let's face it, Bolo isn't exactly an intimidating name for a titan.
- Gentle Giant: Sure, he's a super-powerful eldritch being, but other than that, he's very peaceful and enlightened, and more than willing to help any being crossing ways with him.
- Large Ham: Ever since his first appearance, Bolo has always been quiet, soft spoken and stoic to the point his face never changes expression. After he is freed in the season 2 finale, the first thing he does is yelling "I'M FREE!!!" at the top of his lungs and then proceed to spend most of his screen time from then on roaring, dropping a Badass Boast and channeling his inner Anime by throwing the Crimson Light out of the collapsing Inner Space while yelling "TITAN... SPEED!!!".
- Not So Above It All: Even a god-like being from beyond space and time finds KVN annoying. When Gary tries to find a loophole in the "someone must die in order for Bolo to be freed" rule, he suggests sacrificing KVN, with Bolo himself admitting with a chuckle that it was the very first option he thought of.
- He isn't above calling Oreskis a "frickin' dickbag" and ranting about how he seduced Bolo's girlfriend and infected her with "Upipi-ums" (a Titan STD), which she then gave to Bolo.
- Sealed Good in a Can: In retribution for imprisoning them all in Final Space, his fellow Titans imprisoned Bolo in a gigantic, transparent cube.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only has a major role in "Chapter Eight" but serves an integral role to the show's plot. Moreso in Season Two, where he makes several small but important appearances in the beginning. By the season finale, he is finally free and vows to take the fight to Final Space so Invictus can be destroyed once and for all, meaning that he will most likely move out of this trope by Season 3.
- Sophisticated as Hell: You wouldn't really expect a wise, timeless being to describe a fellow Titan as a "frickin' dickbag"... Yet he does.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Gary's first thought when he finds out that he needs to sacrifice someone to release Bolo is to call for KVN and ask him to do it. Bolo says that was his first thought too, but it wouldn't work.
- That's No Moon!: The first time he manifests to Nightfall, he takes the form of his face partially manifesting on the moon of the planet she's on.
- Token Heroic Orc: According to Quinn, the Titans became terrible, vengeful creatures that poison the universe with chaos. Bolo is the only one that escaped that fate and sacrificed himself to stop his brethren from ravaging our universe. He continues to assist our universe despite his imprisonment.
- Walking Spoiler: The Titan race are spoilers enough on their own, but a benevolent one backing Nightfall and the heroes is definitely surprising.
- Voiced by: Christopher Judge
A Titan who claims he can help Sheryl Goodspeed rescue John from Final Space.
- Badass Baritone: Just like his fellow Titan Bolo, he speaks with a baritone courtesy of Christopher Judge.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He is first introduced very briefly in "Arachnitects" during a flashback.
- Given Name Reveal: His name isn't revealed until "Descent Into Darkness".
- Hate Sink: Oreskis is revealed to be a huge scumbag by Bolo in The Sixth Key as according to him, Oreskis was already a Jerkass even before Invictus came along and poisoned his mind. Among other things, he seduced Bolo's first love and knowingly gave her an STD. He also imprisoned Bolo for ten thousand years and then slandered him by telling Sheryl Goodspeed that Bolo was evil and then tricking her into collecting dimensional keys for him.
- Jerkass: According to Bolo, he was a "frickin' dickbag" even before Invictus poisoned his mind.
- Manipulative Bastard: Not only did he seduce Bolos first love Jill into having an affair with him but he also deceived Sheryl Goodspeed into collecting dimensional keys for him by lying to her about Bolos morality.
- Suddenly Voiced: After first appearing as a silent cameo in "Arachnitects", Oreskis speaks for the very first time at the end of "The Set Up".
- Unreliable Narrator: In "Decent Into Darkness" he claims that Bolo is evil. However, he could be lying, because in his first appearance, he was shown being corrupted by Invictus.
- Walking Spoiler: Not only is he the Titan that told Sheryl to collect the keys, he also reveals that Bolo might not really be the Big Good after all. He's lying.
- Voiced by: John DiMaggio
The creators of the Titans, who they worked with to layer the dimensions of the universe.
- Adorkable: The one named "Jeremy". In "The Sixth Key", he gets very excited about Bolo's Badass Boast, which seems to slightly annoy his leader. He sheepishly replies with "I got inspired...".
- Always a Bigger Fish: On both ends of this. They created the Titans, and were created themselves by beings of light.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Although we don't find out the names of the others, one of them is named Jeremy.
- Friendly Neighborhood Spider: They're Giant Spider Eldritch Abominations, yet they're still quite cordial to Gary and the others.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: They created the Titans to keep the universe in balance.
- Hero Antagonist: They attempted to force Mooncake back into Final Space in an attempt to keep Invictus imprisoned.
- Portmanteau: Their name's a combination of arachnid and architect.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The reason they kidnapped Mooncake is so that he can seal the rift to Final Space.
The Fire Serpent / Werthrent
- Voiced by: Tobias Conan Trost
A gigantic fire serpent worshipped on Ash's homeworld.
- And I Must Scream: The ultimate fate of everyone who are consumed by it; they're kept alive forever so Worthrent can gain nourishment from their life energy. When Gary and co. destroy Worthrent from the inside, it's practically a Mercy Kill for all the victims involved.
- Animalistic Abomination: It looks like a demonic serpent, and it feeds on people which it transports to another dimension to absorb their wellness.
- Dark Messiah: It is worshipped as a benevolent god on Serepentis, but is anything but.
- Defeat Equals Explosion: It explodes into gory bits once the Team Squad takes the dimensional key inside of its heart.
- Evil Is Bigger: It is one of the biggest creatures on the show who isn't a Titan.
- Evil Sounds Deep: It has a deep voice that emphasizes its terrible nature.
- Hate Sink: It is shown to be a highly despicable god who cares nothing about those who worship him and demands sacrifice from them. He turns those who offer their lives to him into mindless zombies and did this to Ashs sister Harp.
- Jerkass Gods: It doesn't just accept human sacrifices, it demands them. And the conditions in which the people inside are kept in are disgusting in every sense of the word.
- Monster of the Week: Of "The Grand Surrender".
- Playing with Fire: It has several fire powers. It spews fire that can work as a portal to a dimension inside of it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has glowing red eyes.
- Snakes Are Sinister: It is a gigantic fire serpent and perhaps the vilest creature in the entire show (aside from the Lord Commander).
- Spell My Name with an "S": Werthrent's name has been misspelled by fans numerous times with one misspelling coming out at "Worthred". The correct name for this character can be seen in the subtitles for "The Grand Surrender".
- Would Hurt a Child: Even children aren't spared in Werthrent's sacrifices, and it will gladly drain them like any other being.
- Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall
A malevolent entity who's the leader of the Titans and the Lord Commander's assumed master.
- The Ageless: Has existed since the creation of the universe.
- All There in the Manual: A lot of information about Invictus has only been revealed by the show's creator or other staff members.
- Arch-Enemy: To Bolo. Bolo and Invictus have opposed each other for eons, with Bolo seemingly being the only force capable of stopping Invictus and the Titans. It is quickly becoming one to the Team Squad as well.
- Ambiguous Gender: Referred to as "it" by Word of God, but speaks in a distinctly female voice while in its original form. Most of the dialogue refers to Invictus by male pronouns regardless.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Invictus means Undefeated. Even without knowing the translation, it still sounds pretty cool.
- Big Bad: Of the series as escaping Final Space is its main initiative.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: The Lord Commander was very direct in his fights and tended to rely on his telekinesis to take down his enemies. While it's hinted that Invictus is the one that bestowed upon the Lord Commander his powers, it opts for a more indirect approach and uses its hosts' bodies as a vessel. Invictus is content to only use the capabilities of its vessel to toy with its enemies and Fights Like a Normal while the Lord Commander constantly sought after Mooncake in an attempt to amplify his own powers and become a Titan himself. Both utilize Demonic Possession against a Ventrexian but whilst the "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight works against Lord Commander's use of it, it noticeably fails against Invictus, who Word of God has compared to a God in terms of power. Both attempted to have Avocato murder Little Cato but with different approaches. Lord Commander ordered Avocato to kill his son as a test of loyalty and failed. Invictus merely manipulated Avocato by amplifying his jealousy and negative thought processes and Avocato made the decision to do so on his own. Lord Commander is a Psychopathic Manchild, desperate to finish his plan to save his own life. Invictus is patient, having nothing but time to complete its plan. Gary meets the Lord Commander fairly early in season 1, but he doesn't meet Invictus until two thirds of the way through season 2. Finally, Invictus is described as a creature of darkness while the Lord Commander's power is "light".
- The Corrupter: Poisoned the Titans and is thus responsible for their destructive nature.
- Considering Nightfall hints that the Lord Commander will be revived by Invictus, it might mean that it was the one who corrupted Jack.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to the entire Team Squad while possessing Avocato's body.
- Dark Is Evil: It is said to be a creature of darkness that corrupted the luminous Titans.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: It is never actually made clear what Invictus is or where it comes from. The fact that Invictus isn't even alluded to in Season 1 speaks volumes.
- Eldritch Abomination: It is not a Titan, but something far, far worse.
- Evil Laugh: Does one in the Season 2 finale as Avocato.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Has a deep, sinister tone of voice.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: Its voice is incredibly raspy.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: In the Season 2 finale, it flees back to Final Space when the Team Squad manages to exorcise it from Avocato's body.
- Flying Face: Invictus' current form is simply a static, floating, goat-like head.
- For the Evulz: No reason is given for why Invictus is evil, but given its sadism and absolute ruthlessness, its likely that it commits evil simply for pure enjoyment.
- Greater-Scope Villain: It serves as this for the whole series, as it was the being who corrupted the Titans and is behind Lord Commander's Start of Darkness.
- Hate Sink: Invictus is a monstrous and evil deity who seems to desire nothing but death and destruction. It is hated for many things such as manipulating the Titans into serving it, imprisoning Bolo, corrupting the Lord Commander and most of the Infinity Guard, destroying Earth, and for causing the events of the entire series.
- Hero Killer: Invictus has killed countless Garys in many timelines, and is hell-bent on killing the primary Gary.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Invictus' exact goals remain a mystery, although one of the biggest steps towards its master plan is killing Gary.
- Horns of Villainy: Invictus' current form depicts it with large, goat-like horns.
- Ironic Name: Its name literally translates to "undefeated/unconquerable", which is rather amusing considering it has already been sealed away by Bolo and thus has been defeated before.
- Knight of Cerebus: Final Space is filled with a colorful cast of characters- it is primarily a comedy, many of the villains have a comedic edge to them, or turn out to be not so bad after all. However, there is a dead-set example in Invictus, who corrupted the Titans and stops the humor whenever they appear. Invictus' appearance in "The Closer You Get" is often regarded by viewers (and the creator) as the darkest moment in the series. While Invictus isn't the first Final Space villain to be devoid of redeeming qualities, it is one of the few to have zero comedic beats. It's in effect for the rest of the series, too; as Season 3 is promised by the creator to be the darkest season in the series, no doubt due to Invictus' larger role.
- The Man Behind the Man: It is the one behind the Lord Commander, as it is his master.
- Manipulative Bastard. Invictus is somehow skilled at manipulating and corrupting people whether they be Titan or mortal. It managed to corrupt the Titans, the Lord Commander, and the Infinity Guard among others.
- Mind Control: Its primary power and ability. Word of God claims that Invictus can brainwash several minds simultaneously at its full power.
- Mind Rape: Essentially what it does to Avocato.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Every scene with Invictus is filled with the utmost tension.
- Obviously Evil: Let's see; A disembodied black and red demon, sharp teeth, and red color scheme. Probably best to avoid this guy.
- The Omnipotent: Invictus is described by Word of God has being "close to a god" at its full power.
- The Resenter: Invictus has a special hatred for Gary.
- Sadist: Invictus clearly takes glee in the physical and mental suffering of others.
- Satanic Archetype: Corrupted the Titans into turning against their creators the Arachnitects; was banished into Final Space (much akin to Satan's punishment as described in the Book of Revelation); corrupted Jack and most likely promised him a chance of godhood for his service.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was imprisoned in Final Space alongside the titans it had corrupted. Unfortunately, it manages to escape by possessing Gary as he was contacting Quinn through a rift in space.
- Sentient Cosmic Force: Of evil.
- Slasher Smile: Its current form seems to always be sporting one. It also sports an extremely unsettling one as Gary after possessing him.
- Time Abyss: Invictus is incredibly ancient, likely older than the Titans themselves, as it has existed since the creation of the universe.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: While Final Space is mostly a lighthearted action-comedy, Invictus manages to be one of the darkest villains to ever appear in an adult cartoon.
- Voiced by: Tom Kenny
The maintenance robots aboard the Galaxy One, as well as its main defense.
- Arm Cannon: Their hands can transform into laser guns.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: When they need to fight in melee, they have retractable blades that can replace their hands.
- Blood Knight: One of them apparently "never felt so alive" during combat. Given that they're all nearly identical, it's likely they all share this trait.
- Distinguishing Mark: Gary named some of his favorites by writing names on their foreheads. So far, named SAMEs include Hank, Carl, Rob, Orson, Noodles, and Boobs.
- Fun with Acronyms: S.A.M.E.S. stands for Synthetic Artificial Masses Erecting Safeness
- Kill 'Em All: They all got destroyed along with the Galaxy One in the Season 1 finale. In season 2, Fox is using Carl's head as a flower pot.
- Mecha-Mooks: On the good guy's side, which is rare for the trope.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their eyes glow red whenever security protocol is activated and they are ordered to fight.
- Red Shirt: So far they've been no match for anything they've fought.
Todd H. Watson / Hushfluffles
- Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
An Earthling out for revenge against Gary.
- Big Bad: Todd is the main antagonist of "The Happy Place".
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Todd has some thick eyebrows.
- Crusading Widower: A villainous example. Todd wants to kill Gary for blaming the latter for losing the Earth leading to the death of his wife (and son).
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Ends up on the receiving end of one, from Tribore of all people. While Todd is obviously doing his best, he doesn't manage to land a single hit on Tribore while the latter effortlessly dodges and parries his attack, even using Todd's own hand to repeatedly slap him in the face before finishing him off with a Roundhouse Kick.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was Forced to Watch his family be killed after the Earth was pulled into Final Space.
- Fate Worse than Death: After getting his ass effortlessly kicked by Tribore, he gets sealed in one of the very devices he used to drain people from their life force and is jettisoned into space while his ship is destroyed, meaning that unless he comes back in Season 3, he will most likely die from thirst and starvation in the void of space with no hope to escape. Doubles as a Karmic Death.
- Faux Affably Evil: When disguised as Hushfluffles, he comes off as bubbly and excitable. Beneath the surface, however, he is an empty husk with a deep thirst for vengeance.
- Foil: To the Lord Commander/Jack. They are both recurring, maniacal antagonists with powerful forces at their disposal. Unlike Jack, however, Todd is human and plays up a more sympathetic side (even though it is horribly executed). And also unlike Jack, who tries to capture Mooncake for his own gain and is at cross for Gary and the crew for interfering, Todds attack is a lot more straightforward, mostly since Gary is actually his target from the beginning.
- Forced to Watch: Todd could only watch from a monitor as his family was killed, unable to do anything.
- Freudian Excuse: Hates Gary because his family was killed when one of the Titans pulled the Earth into Final Space.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: However, it fails to explain why he deceived and drained dozens of crews to fuel the electricity of the galaxy, and he misplaces his anger on Gary despite Nightfall pointing out that the Earth gets destroyed in every timeline she traversed to.
- Gonk : While Final Space characters aren't very detailed due to the show's art style, it's pretty obvious that Todd isn't exactly what you'd call an attractive man; he's missing one of his front teeth, the other ones are an unhealthy shade of yellow, he has a broken nose, massive cheekbones and the wart on his right cheek would give Lemmy Kilmister a run for his money. The fuzzy, bright red "Hushfluffles" bodysuit that he keeps wearing all the time doesn't help his case, either.Tribore : "Sorry, can't hear you; that shirt is too loud !"
- Laser-Guided Karma: Gets his ass soundly kicked by Tribore, one of his former prisoners, before getting locked into one of his life draining pods and launched into space.
- Misplaced Retribution: Wants nothing more than to destroy Gary and his friends due to blaming him as being indirectly responsible for the Earth's destruction.
- Moral Myopia: Hates Gary with a passion for supposedly losing the Earth which killed his family but doesn't seem to acknowledge how he is draining dozens of crews of their lives, thus depriving them of seeing their loved ones.
- Mysterious Middle Initial: He introduces himself as "Todd H.Watson", leaving his actual middle name unknown.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His son died when Earth was pulled into Final Space.
- Revenge Before Reason: Puts all of his efforts in exacting his revenge on Gary for something that was not even his fault to begin with.
- Sole Survivor: Of his family, as they were killed when the Earth was destroyed.
- Stupid Evil: Todd and Sheryl probably would have succeeded in their missions, but Todds obsessiveness mixed with Sheryls arrogance soon lead to their Karmic defeats. Sheryl decides to go solo on the dark planet to find the fifth key, where she is outnumbered and eventually defeated. On the other hand, Todd finds himself curb-stomped by Tribore, one of his former prisoners, and jettisoned into space inside his own life-draining capsule. Lastly, both villains dont seem to realize that their revenge scheme against Gary is easier said than done. Gary has the ENTIRE Crimson Light by his aid, and getting to him specifically proves difficult.
- Start of Darkness: Todd was apparently an ordinary Earthling prior to the Earth's destruction, which lead to the deaths of his wife and son. Now, he's an evil maniac bent on killing Gary.
- Villain Team-Up: With Sheryl as of "The Lost Spy. Their first encounter is hostile, but when Todd discovers in her memories that they have a common grudge against the same person, they join forces. Todd hires Sheryl for Garys arrest, in exchange for helping her round up the rest of the dimensional keys.
- We Have Reserves: Makes a job out of luring space crews and harvesting their happiness (i.e. life energy) which would then be used to fuel the galaxy.
Sheryl Goodspeed / Prisoner Y
- Voiced by: Claudia Black
Gary's mother. A notorious intergalactic criminal that left him behind after having a breakdown over his father's death.
- Abusive Parents: Quickly became neglectful to Gary after John's death and abandoned him while he was still just a child. To this day she still exploits him when she can, though her HeelFace Turn could change things in the future.
- Ace Pilot: She calls herself the "best pilot in the Universe" and, while we don't see much of her piloting skills onscreen, the way she manages to fly the Crimson Light out of the collapsing Inner Space in the season 2 finale definitely hints that it's more than a mere Badass Boast.
- Action Mom: She's a mother and one of the most badass criminals in the universe, but in order to become one, she ditched her son, and denied her duty to raise him.
- In the Season 2 finale, however, she plays the trope straight after her HeelFace Turn as she attacks an Invictus possessed Avocato first out of the group and is much more affectionate to her son.
- Becoming the Mask: In "The Lost Spy," it was revealed that Sheryl was a spy assigned to get information from John Goodspeed but she wound up falling in love with him and giving birth to Gary.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sheryl gives off a cool, friendly nature, but she is also unremorsefully manipulative.
- Boobs of Steel: One of the toughest women in the series and has a huge rack.
- The Charmer: She can be surprisingly friendly if she wants to be, and knows what buttons to push to get people to like her. In her first episode, she quickly managed wrap the whole Team Squad save for Nightfall around her finger and trick them into helping her with a heist.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her husband died saving the Earth, which broke her heart. She became neglectful of their son, Gary, before abandoning him. She then spent the next decade or so as a criminal.
- Dark Is Evil: Wears a black-colored armor and is a manipulative antagonist. At least until her HeelFace Turn.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's a terrible mother and a manipulative person but she genuinely loved John Goodspeed. "The Set Up" reveals that the reason why she wants to collect Dimensional Keys is to be able to see him again since his body was never found which means he could possibly be in Final Space.
- Evil Matriarch: She's the mother of protagonist Gary and the end of her debut episode sees her becoming one of Gary's antagonists.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Sheryl Goodspeed's husband John Goodspeed died saving the Earth, which broke her heart. She had a breakdown, and become neglectful to her son Gary before abandoning him and becoming a notorious criminal, saying that with John's death her heart shattered to the point she became incapable of loving anyone else. Episode "The Lost Spy" tears apart that excuse and shows that she was alway more evil and selfish than she lets on, as it's revealed that she was alway a criminal, and that her relationship with John started because she was ordered by her superior to seduce him in order to get information out of him but she ended up marrying him and having his child. She was also shown to already be a bad mother to Gary, implying that while she always loved John, she was resentful of being a mother. Finally, in "Descent Into Darkness", after Gary defeats her in battle, he calls her out on being a bad mother to him. Sheryl says he caught her on an off day, and Gary says that there was never an on day, he is done being the excuse for all her mistakes, and that things went the way they did because of her and no one else.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Sheryl has a total of three — A rather nasty, deep one on her right cheek and two small ones on the left side of her chin.
- Hate Sink: While she became the way she was in response to her husband's death, Sheryl emotionally abused and neglected Gary until she couldn't feel love for anyone ultimately leaving him by his lonesome. It is only until the season 2 finale that the hate for Sheryl starts evaporating after Tribore gives her a therapy session.
- Heartbroken Badass: Outright admitted that when John died, her heart was broken to the point she was incapable of loving anyone else.
- The Heavy: During season 2, Sheryl is the most notable, recurring and driven antagonist.
- HeelFace Turn: A therapy session from Tribore, Fox and HUE convinces her to try and fix things with Gary.
- Honey Trap: She was sent out by her employers to trick John into giving them information.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She is one of the few characters in the show with colored pupils. She has an icy blue color to her eyes, reinforcing her presence and good looks.
- I Have No Son!: She tells baby Gary that she wishes he'd never been born.
- It's All About Me: After the death of John, all Sheryl seemed to focus on was her grief, completing ignoring her young son's grief. That is until the season 2 finale.
- Jerkass: Who tells their infant son, to his face, how they wished he was never born?
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: After Clarence betrays the Team Squad and delivers their dimensional keys to her, Sheryl abandons him with a well-deserved "Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She finds herself imprisoned in the Crimson Light, and KVN is appointed as her new deep-space insanity avoidance companion.
- Missing Mom: To Gary, as she abandoned him when he was only a child and never made an effort to come back.
- Ms. Fanservice: Sheryl is aware of her good looks, and happily recounts a tale of her fighting naked against enemies, which makes Clarence blush. Her outfit showcases a lot of her buxom and it's even subject to the occasional jiggle.
- Never My Fault: Her relationship with John started out as a Honey Trap to steal secrets from the Infinity Guard. Even after developing genuine feelings and having a child with him, she kept lying to John and using him for information. But he never would have known that if Gary hadnt cried while she was calling her superiors, so naturally its all Garys fault that John kicked her out.
- Notorious Parent: And how! After the death of John, Sheryl was quick to fall into her own grief and seemed to have a new start... as a criminal so notorious that she was on death row.
- Parental Abandonment: She left Gary behind after her husband's death and having a major breakdown. She's a big part of why Gary has so many issues as an adult.
- Parental Neglect: Sheryl was painfully neglectful of Gary after John's death — brushing off her son's attempt for comfort at John's funeral, slamming the door in his face when she was having a breakdown, and becoming alcoholic.
- Resentful Guardian: She really wished Gary was never born. After giving birth to him, her life as a wife and thief was ruined.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Gary inherited Sheryl's blonde hair and nose shape, and the general shape of his head seems to be a mix between his mom's face and his dad's Lantern Jaw of Justice.
- Stupid Evil: Sheryl doesnt seem to realize that even if she did succeed in reviving John, he still wouldnt take her back. How exactly is she going to explain to him how she became a galactic criminal, bought his life with a cosmic demon, and menaced their own son in service of a vengeful psycho?
- Unexplained Recovery: During her fight against Gary and Nightfall in Episode 12, she gets impaled through the right shoulder with an energy blade. In the next episode, which seems to take place immediately after the twelfth one, she can use her right arm just fine and even manages to put up a fight against Avocato, who is possessed by Invictus. While it's very possible that she received immediate medical care when she was taken aboard the Crimson Light, it's never outright stated, thus playing this trope straight. It should also be noted that her catsuit shows no damage either, and it's very unlikely that she had a spare one on hand.
- Unwitting Pawn: Was tricked by Oreskis into collecting dimensional keys for him by lying to her and making her think that Bolo was evil and that by getting all of the dimensional keys for Oreskis, he would bring John Goodspeed back to her.
- Villain Team-Up: With Todd H. Watson as of "The Lost Spy". She agrees to help him get his revenge on Gary in exchange for assisting her in gathering dimensional keys.
- Wild Card: She joins Gary and his crew for a brief period, and seems to be hunting for the Dimension Keys like her son. She eventually ditches them, seemingly after some mysterious goal. In "The Setup," this goal is revealed to be bringing John back to life.
- Yandere: Dont EVER try to ruin her mission with getting her John back. She made it clear she was willing throw every bit of humanity remaining out the window all for desperate reconciliation with her husband. And dont ever try to imply that maybe it was her fault after all that John departed. She was finally able to overcome her violent obsession and warm up to the heroes in the S2 finale.
- Voiced by: Fred Armisen
- Ax-Crazy: They want to murder the crew in revenge for imprisoning them for several years. Clarence in particular.
- Body Horror: A robotic variation. The Mega KVN is assembled by several other KVNS merging into a giant robot.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Discussed. The KVNs go into great detail on how they're going to kill Clarence, such as ripping off his penis and using it as a necklace.
- Evil Counterpart: To our KVN.
- Monster of the Week: Of "The First Time They Met".
- Not Quite Dead: The crew believes that sending them out of the airlock is the only way to kill them. Turns out that they can even survive in space without oxygen and vow to get their revenge some day.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: They all sport red glowing eyes to signify their corruption.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Upon being freed by our KVN, they waste no time in taking over the ship.
- Thrown Out the Airlock: How the crew manages to stop them, as they're immune to any form of firepower.
- You Will Be Spared: They seek to kill the entire crew (mainly Clarence), except our KVN, likely because Ape Shall Never Kill Ape.