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Sheriff's Department

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The defenders of Pure Heart Valley.


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    Mao Mao 
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Voiced by: Parker Simmons (adult), Colleen Clinkenbeard (child)

A wanderer who becomes the sheriff of Pure Heart Valley. His goal is to become a legendary hero and earn his family's respect.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Its clear his Parental Neglect issues has given him a plethora of bizarre mental and behavioural patterns, ranging from PTSD-like symptoms to esoteric obsessions like disguising himself.
  • Attention Whore: Desperately seeks other's approval, mostly due to the lack of attention given to him by his father.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a red cape as his signature look.
  • The Big Guy: The undoubted strongest of the trio, and is often the one doing the most damage to foes in combat.
  • Blood Knight: Clearly loves to fight.
  • Cool Sword: Brandishes a yellow sword as his main weapon.
  • Cute Kitten: Whether's he depicted in his childhood or present days, Mao Mao's enthusiasm and simple cat design ooze charm. Just try not to say it so boldly around him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Mao Mao is a heroic black cat and while his appearance does come off a Red and Black and Evil All Over, he wants to be a legendary hero.
  • Drama Queen: Of the hyperbolic variety. Mao Mao has a tendency to embellish stories of his life to make them sound more epic than they are and tries to turn everything he does into an epic adventure, and "Bao Bao's Revenge" is all about this trait.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Immediately starts freaking out when it seems like Adorabat killed a monster on her first solo fight.
  • Glory Seeker: Mao Mao's primary goal in life is to become a legendary hero. He's ecstatic when he realizes that he can become one by protecting the Valley after having accidentally broken the Pure Heart Ruby that hid the Valley away previously.
  • Hates Being Touched: Every time Badgerclops places a hand on him, he always looks either uncomfortable or swats it away with a slap. Oddly enough, in contrast, he has no problems with touching and being touched by Adorabat.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Despite being a cat, he's absolutely crazy about dogs. Especially his estranged pet/partner Bao Bao.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Wields a golden katana as his main weapon.
  • Hidden Depths: Mao Mao is definitely a glory seeker, but he has a strong sense of responsibility, given his response to breaking the Ruby Pure Heart and to Adorabat's collateral damage-filled first battle. Of course, that doesn't mean he has to be happy about it.
  • Idiot Hair: He's got two of them.
  • Inexplicably Tailless: He is a cat without a tail, though he's shown to have had one as a child until it was crushed under a boulder on one of his early adventures.
  • It's All About Me: Occasionally seems to forget there are more people in the world than just him and his quest.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he can be quite aggressive, he nonetheless means well and wants to be a legendary hero.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He really loves that golden katana. And he's good at using it.
  • Large Ham: For Mao Mao, if something can't be done loudly and/or epically, it's not worth doing.
  • The Leader: Due to his status as sheriff, he is technically a higher rank than both Badgerclops and Adorabat.
  • Master of Disguise: Seems to keep a plethora of disguises on him at all times. He also has a closet full of neoprene suits that look like various Pure Heart citizens. In “Outfoxed”, he was even shown to do a spot-on impersonation of Adorabat, right down to the voice.
  • My Greatest Failure: After learning that he broke the Ruby Pure Heart, Mao Mao instantly decides that he'll stay there and make up for his actions by protecting the valley, as that is what a real hero would do. Subverted when Orangusnake indirectly points out that doing so would make someone legendary, to which Mao Mao immediately perks up as he realizes his mistake has given him a ticket to become a legend.
  • Mega Neko: Briefly became one in "Megaclops" in order to force Badgerclops back to his original size.
  • Never My Fault: Is incapable of admitting he was wrong about Orangusnake and his pirates being incapable of stealing the aerocycle.
  • Ocular Gushers: When Adorabat finally manages to get him to express his f... fuh-fvv-f-FEELINGS...
  • The One Guy: He's the only known son in his family full of sisters.
  • Parental Issues: In "Not Impressed", the desperation Mao Mao goes through to impress a citizen stems from his father ignoring him as a child.
  • Parental Substitute: Surprisingly seems to have taken on this role in Adorabat's life. Throughout "The Perfect Adventure", he always seems to be looking out for her, even taking her hand at one point to comfort her in the dungeon they find.
  • Properly Paranoid: You can't really blame him for freaking out about just how dangerous Adorabat's upgrades make her after she nearly destroyed Pure Heart Valley.
  • Repetitive Name: Mao Mao's name is just the word "mao" twice.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a couple of scars underneath his waist stash, which he tries to impress Ol' Blue with in "Not Impressed".
  • Scary Teeth: He's got a whole mouth full of shark-like chompers. Most visible when he shouts or laughs maniacally.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Is almost suicidally confident in his abilities. Thankfully his abilities are impressive.
  • Super Strength: Simply the only way he so easily launches the monsters he fights into the sky.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Mao Mao's desire to be a legendary hero is at least partially a bid to gain his family's respect. Especially that of his father, who(according to Mao Mao) never gave him any attention.
  • Volumetric Mouth: His mouth becomes the size of his head whenever he yells or laughs.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Mao Mao's accounts of certain things, such his sour partnership with Bao Bao, can sometimes fall under revisionist history to glorify or victimize himself.

    Badgerclops 
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Voiced by: Griffith Kimmins

Mao Mao's best friend and right-hand man, a one-eyed badger with a robotic arm.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Flirts with a genderless blob, but refers to it as a "gentleman" while doing so.
  • Artificial Limbs: His right arm is robotic.
    • Swiss Army Appendage: His hand can turn into weapons, but also mundane things like an eggbeater and a spatula.
    • Arm Cannon: His most regularly used weapon.
  • Big Eater: Spends a majority of his screentime off duty either eating or talking about eating.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently gets the low end of the stick.
  • Crash Course Landing: Ends up doing one after the Impressaur knocks the bike out of the sky.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he may be mostly passive and pretty friendly, that doesn't really change the fact that he's huge and he has an Arm Cannon!
  • The Dog Bites Back: In "Ultraclops," after becoming giant to defeat a monster, Badgerclops refuses to shrink back down when he realizes that he no longer has to put up with Mao Mao and Adorabat being annoying and not taking him seriously.
    Badgerclops: Wait. I don't have to listen to what tiny people want anymore. I'M NOT SHRINKING BACK DOWN! I'm done stuffing down all my problems.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Badgerclops' visible eye is always closed, and his other one is covered with an eyepatch.
  • Gentle Giant: While he may be quite large and decently tall, he's actually the most passive of the three main characters.
  • The Lancer: Is always ready to have Mao Mao's back. Doesn't mean he doesn't often disagree with his plans though.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He is the only member of the trio to not be a Dark Is Not Evil animal.
  • Nice Guy: Easily the kindest character on the show thus far.
  • Only Sane Man: Especially when compared to Mao Mao and Adorabat.
  • Portmanteau: Badgerclops' name is a portmanteau of "badger" and "cyclops", being a one-eyed badger.
  • The Slacker: Certainly seems to prefer sitting around and eating to actually going on adventures any day of the week.
  • The Smart Guy: Easily the smartest of the trio.
  • Stepford Smiler: In "Ultraclops," in response to some of Mao Mao and Adorabat's more annoying habits (jabbering, early morning yoga, not letting Badgerclops watch his favorite TV show, etc.), Badgerclops is shown telling himself to "Shove it down." He refuses to shrink back down after becoming a giant because he's able to get his own way for once, but finally loses his temper when Mao Mao and Adorabat annoy him into returning to normal. Thankfully, Mao Mao and Adorabat learn their lesson.
  • Team Dad: Sometimes has to act as the only responsible person in the room, especially around Mao Mao and Adorabat.
  • Unknown Rival: Adorabat seems to see him as competition of some kind for Mao Mao's attention.

    Adorabat 
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Voiced by: Lika Leong

A young resident of Pure Heart Valley who becomes Mao Mao's deputy to learn how to be a hero.


  • The Apprentice: Serves as one for Mao Mao.
  • Berserk Button: Not showing proper respect to Mao Mao drives her to threaten a villager with Mao Mao's katana.
    Adorabat: "Do you love your mommy? DO YOU LOVE YOUR MOMMY?!"
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Adorabat carries around a cheerful attitude and voice, but it doesn't prevent them from acting absurdly tense against anyone who threatens Mao Mao.
  • Black Sheep: The one inhabitant of Pure Heart Valley who wants to go on adventures and fights monsters, at least until Badgerclops and Mao Mao show up.
  • Blood Knight: Not to the same degree as Mao Mao, but she's always ready and willing to participate if he is.
    Adorabat: "Violence! WOO!!"
  • Buffy Speak: Adorabat exclaims "I want that," referring to Mao Mao's general lifestyle, and upon getting a confused response from him, she replies while gesturing, "Thiiis!"
  • Can't Catch Up: Certainly seems to believe that she can't when compared to Mao Mao and Badgerclops, lacking their experience and training as fighters to be as effective as them.
  • Character Focus: Acted as the main character of the first three episodes, which showcased her personality, her drive to be a hero, and her slowly becoming a part of Mao Mao and Badgerclops' dynamic.
  • The Chessmaster: Downplayed, as she isn't that good at it, but throughout "The Perfect Adventure", she manipulates events to go on a big adventure with Mao Mao.
  • Children Are Innocent: Is just as sweet, playful, and immature as the rest of the Sweetie-Pies.
  • Cyborg: Downplayed, as it was more of Power Armor than anything, but she basically turned herself into one during "No Shortcuts" in order to avoid all the training needed to become a legendary hero.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Adorabat is a heroic bat and bats are animals of the dark.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Undergoes a temporary one in "No Shortcuts" in order to avoid Orangusnake chopping off her Power Armor.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: Occasionally seems to forget that she can fly.
  • The Heart: Serves this role in the group, with her essentially being Mao Mao and Badgerclops' adoptive kid in the main series.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Regardless of the circumstances of their adventures and her determination to be a great hero, she always maintains a positive, childlike view of the world around her.
    • Break the Cutie: She actually has some of this worldview crushed in "Outfoxed", after realizing that just because people are nice, it doesn't mean they're good people.
  • The Load: Ultimately worried she's this throughout all of "No Shortcuts", believing that in order to be useful she needed an upgrade.
  • Morality Pet: Quickly becomes one for Mao Mao.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She has a lot of moments like this when her crazy schemes go wrong.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Seems to take particular delight in the idea of a monster invading her peaceful town.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: Adorabat says this verbatim after the two she was cloud-watching with walk off, one in anger and one in fear over her trying to see a monster in the clouds.
  • Parental Abandonment: As far as we're aware, Adorabat's parents are nowhere to be seen in the series-proper. Mao Mao and Badgerclops have more or less become her defacto guardians in the process.
  • The Pollyanna: Almost constantly happy and friendly, no matter how dire the situation.
  • Portmanteau: Adorabat's name is a portmanteau of "adorable" and "bat", being an adorable bat.
  • Powered Armor: The Mega-Mech.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A tiny bat with big eyes, a cute voice, and a heart symbol on her chest.
  • Schemer: Sometimes she'll come up with crazy schemes (that end up backfiring on her and almost getting her/the trio killed), such as in "The Perfect Adventure" and "Breakup".
  • Stage Magician: And is actually quite the talented one, even if Mao Mao and Badgerclops didn't believe so themselves at first.
  • Tagalong Kid: Effectively serves this role to the adult Mao Mao and Badgerclops, and her status as this is a major plot in "No Shortcuts".

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The Sweetie-Pies

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The blissfully innocent citizens of Pure Heart Valley.


  • Expy: They share a lot of similarities with the Care Bears, and other characters from various day-time animation.
  • Nice Guy: They're almost hopelessly nice towards everything.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite looking no older than five for the majority of their population, they seem to be a lot older.
    Mao Mao: "In fact, aren't you all children?"
    Random Bird Citizen: "I'm 30!"
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: There's a couple of tall ones, but most of the Sweetie-Pies are barely two heads tall.
  • The Pollyanna: It seems downright impossible for them to not look at things with a child's point of view.
  • There Are No Adults: Inverted; while all the citizens seem to just be children, they're actually a lot older than they look.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Actively tend to do ridiculous or downright idiotic stuff. Doesn't help that they really weren't prepared for what would happen if their defense system was destroyed.

    King Snugglemagne the 25th 
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Voiced by: Parker Simmons

The foppish lion king of Pure Heart Valley.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Apart from checking off all the traditional boxes for this trope (effeminate, high voice, etc.), he refers to Mao Mao as a "saucy knave".
  • Camp: Basically everything he says is either over-dramatic to an obnoxious extent, or equally as playful. Either way, he's quite campy. He even has a fainting couch.
  • Dirty Coward: A self-admitted one. He and his people have only survived for as long as they have due to the shield surrounding their city.
  • Get Out!: Says, or rather screeches as much towards the main trio after they interrupt him eating, and even reach down his throat to pull out what he just ate.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Has a lisp to his voice, spends a lot of his time playing the harpsichord, and enjoys the finer things in life, such as eating sweets.
  • Large Ham: Easily the most over-dramatic character on the show.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his flaws, he's overall quite affable.
  • The Good King: While he doesn't seem to do much, his people seem to like him quite a bit at least, and he doesn't show any signs of being abusive or cruel to his subjects. At least, not on purpose.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Doesn't even acknowledge Badgerclops' role in taking down Orangusnake.

    Ol' Blue 
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Voiced by: Tommy Blacha

An older, pale blue dog who isn't impressed by the sheriff's department's battles.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Unlike the rest of the Sweetie-Pies, he's actually not all that happy and seems sort of depressed.
  • Butt-Monkey: Throughout all of "Not Impressed", he's essentially harassed by Mao Mao due to not being interested in his fights.
  • The Cynic: Easily the least happy or otherwise eccentric resident in the kingdom.
  • Does Not Drive: Inverted; he stands out as being the only Sweetie-Pie seemingly capable in being able to drive.
  • Easily Impressed: ZigZagged; he's easily impressed by small things such as a cute dance or being able to eat sour candy, but can't seem to find anything related to fighting anything other than boring.
  • Informed Attribute: Outside of being a bit slow, he doesn't seem to any older than the rest of the Sweetie-Pies, despite "Ol'" being in his name.
  • The Shrink: It's his job in the kingdom, and even ends up becoming Mao Mao's therapist after his Parental Issues become too much to bear.
  • The Stoic: Maintains this expression throughout the episode.
    • Not So Stoic: Begins to lose his cool as Mao Mao begins harassing him for attention.
  • Thememobile: The car he drives is just as blue as he is, and has a dog theming to it.

    Pinky 
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Voiced by: Griffth Kimmins

A troublemaking and rude Sweetie-Pie, who frequently sides against Mao Mao.


  • Butt-Monkey: Deserves the bad things that happen to him more often than not.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Ultimately would have been with it if Rufus's dust didn't work and he couldn't fly.
  • For the Evulz: Only ever does stuff simply because he knows its nasty or stupid...Or both.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: None of the other Sweetie-Pies get along with him all that much.
  • Jerkass: Frequently portrayed as the biggest jerk in Pure Heart Valley.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The only Sweetie-Pie portrayed as completely malicious and rude.
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    Marion 
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An athletic yellow horse who stands out as the most muscular Sweetie-Pie by far.


  • Action Girl: Compared to the rest of the girls in the series, she's by far the toughest looking of the bunch, even if she doesn't really get into fights.
  • The Big Girl: Of the Sweetie-Pies.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Doesn't matter how strong she actually is, as no matter what she'll never be tough enough to be a threat of any kind to the monsters invading Pure Heart Valley.
  • Drop the Hammer: She just loves her hammer.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Smoothies.

Threats to Pure Heart Valley

Orangusnake's Pirate Crew

    Orangusnake 
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Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

A orangutan-cobra hybrid pirate captain who wants to steal the Ruby Pure Heart.


  • Affably Evil: He wasn't all that bad towards Mao Mao and Badgerclops...Before they threw most of his crew overboard. Even afterwards, he's perfectly willing to stop fighting with Mao Mao for a few moments to have a pleasant conversation with him.
  • An Axe to Grind: His main weapon is a double-sided, glowing purple axe, which he can seemingly form from nothing.
  • Belly Mouth: Has an orangutan head on his chest.
  • Berserk Button: "Who dares interrupt our LUNCH!?"
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series so far.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Mao Mao, His goal to be a Legendary Pirate mirrors Mao Mao's goal to be a Legendary Hero.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has a pair of fangs, most likely due to his status as half-cobra.
  • Greed : Seems to be his primary motivation.
  • Green and Mean: A major villain, and also primarily green.
  • Large Ham: Everything he says is filled to the brim with hamminess.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He's a mix of an orangutan and a cobra.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he may look silly, he can actually put up a decent fight against Mao Mao, has a lot of dangerous weaponry and supplies, and was able to put together quite the impressive crew for his assault on Pure Heart Valley.
  • Pirate King: Ultimately what he wants to be; his main reason for wanting to take over Pure Heart Valley is because it could make this come true.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The main antagonist faced thus far, and a snake-hybrid.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His color scheme is mostly green and purple with orange for his orangutan parts.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Very Downplayed; while he is a villain, he's not intimidating in the slightest and actually doesn't seem all that evil. He even seems to consider his crew to be his friends, at least to a degree.
  • Snake People: Is more or less a humanoid snake person with monkey arms, legs and face on the chest.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Sees absolutely no issue in wanting to chop off Adorabat's Power Armor in order to use it himself.

    Ramaraff, Boss Hostrich, Ratarang 
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Voiced by: Debra Wilson, Christopher McCulloch, and Parker Simmons

A cybernetic giraffe pirate in football style armor with the ability to stretch her neck, a cybernetic ostrich pirate with a southern accent, and the ability to shoot eggs from a canon on his chest, and a rat pirate that can turn into a boomerang. They're the only members of Orangusnake's crew to not be thrown overboard.


  • Affably Evil: Boss Hosstrich is very polite when speaking with the heroes, calling them "lady and gentlemen."
  • The Brute: Ramaraff is overall the strongest of the three, but is also quite the Glass Cannon...Only even then, she still isn't nearly as strong as the heroes.
  • Butt-Monkey: The three are so completely unlucky it goes back to being hilarious.
  • Character Tics: Whenever he gets surprised, Ratarang on instinct turns into a boomerang...And flops onto the ground.
  • Chest Blaster: Boss Hostrich is capable of shooting eggs out of his chest.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: They get the crap beaten out of them just for dumpster diving.
  • The Ditz: Ramaraff... Isn't very smart to say the least.
  • The Dragon: Ratarang, who seems to be the most faithfully dedicated of the three to Orangusnake's cause.
  • Elite Mooks: Inverted; they were pretty obviously planned to just be part of Orangusnake's army as fodder, but have unfortunately become the only pirates he has left after the actual elite members of his crew were accidentally knocked overboard by Mao Mao.
  • Equippable Ally: Ratarang, naturally.
  • Evil Minions: Downplayed in that they don't seem that evil, but they fit the billing.
  • Extendable Arms: Ramaraff is capable of extending her limbs to ludicrous degrees.
  • Faceless Goons: They'd have most definitely been this had Orangusnake's actual forces not been taken out.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: They're essentially a group of useless, quirky losers.
  • Harmless Villain: They're all essentially useless, though Ratarang especially is pretty much unusable in most circumstances since the only thing he can do is turn into a boomerang.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In "Mao Mao's Bike Adventure", after Orangusnake gets taken down, they don't even bother trying to fight back. In fact, the second time they take themselves down.
  • Nice Hat: Boss Hosstrich wears one. Inverted when he doesn't seem offended after it gets knocked off his head.
  • Out of Focus: Rarely are on-screen for longer than a minute or two. This is especially the case with Ratarang, who isn't present in a lot of fight scenes like the other two are.
  • Rambunctious Italian: Ratarang, as showcased in "No Shortcuts".
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Boss Hostrich and Ramaraff, mostly on account of Ratarang being rarer to see in a fight.

Takesgiving Day Thieves

    Rufus 
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Voiced by: Julian Barratt

A con-artist fox who has been tricking the people of Pure Heart Valley into giving him their stuff for three-years.


  • The Charmer: Ultimately the reason why he was so easily able to con Pure Heart Valley. He really is quite charming.
  • Con Man: His main characteristic, and how he differentiates himself from Mao Mao's other villains; while he may not be too tough, he's certainly smart enough to con Pure Heart Valley out of whatever he wants.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Comes across as a jolly, dancing, singing man who just wants to spread joy to the people of Pure Heart Valley by taking their stuff. Is actually a con man who sees no issue in stealing whatever he can from innocent people.
  • Harmless Villain: Inverted; what he lacks in strength he makes up for in intelligence and ruthlessness, and has been conning the Sweetie-Pies out of their stuff for three-years prior to Mao Mao's arrival.
  • Hate Sink: While he may be quite charming, it's all part of an act, as he's actually a manipulative, amoral sociopath who'll do anything to get a profit out of the Sweetie-Pies.
  • Kick the Dog: Stealing from the Sweetie-Pies is one thing(they are quite dull after all). Willingly tricking them into jumping off a roof, knowing they'd die if they hit the ground, is another thing entirely.
  • The Leader: Is clearly the one who started the charade in the first place between himself and his partner.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Easily takes advantage of Adorabat and the rest of the Sweetie-Pies kindness, allowing him to turn them against Mao Mao.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Is more or less completely harmless in an actual fight, only being a threat simply due to his con having manipulated the Sweetie-Pies.
  • Smug Snake: He severely underestimated'' Mao Mao as a threat, and paid the price for it.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Goes through quite the dramatic one after Mao Mao reveals how he tricked him into revealing himself to Adorabat. By the end of it, he actually started questioning if he was even real.
  • Villainous Friendship: Between himself and Reggie.
  • Villain Song: Introduced via one.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Due to just how naive the Sweetie-Pies are, mixed in with how he has already kept the holiday going for years, leads to them actually turning against Mao Mao when he tries to arrest Rufus for his con at the beginning of the episode.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Sees absolutely nothing wrong in holding a child-like Adorabat hostage in order to use her for leverage.

    Reggie 
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Voiced by: Rich Fulcher

Rufus' right-hand man who assists in taking Pure Heart Valley's stuff.


  • The Ditz: Certainly is a lot duller compared to Rufus.
  • The Dragon: Serves as one for Rufus.
  • Eye Pop: Has this happen upon getting squeezed by Badgerclops.
    • Reality Ensues: And realistically, having your eyes expand to the size of your head would make it practically impossible to properly see.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Comes across as a friendly, supportive man who just wants to spread joy to the people of Pure Heart Valley by taking their stuff. Is actually a con man who sees no issue in stealing whatever he can from innocent people.
  • Number Two: Between himself and Rufus, the latter is clearly the more important of them.
  • Out of Focus: Which was bound to happen, simply due to him not being the actual villain between them.
  • Pet the Dog: Seemed more than willing to hang out with Adorabat without any self-gain.
  • Token Good Teammate: Seems less "evil" and more like he's just doing whatever Rufus says, though he's still a bad person for going along with it willingly.
  • Villainous Friendship: Between himself and Rufus.
  • Villain Song: Introduced via one.

Other Villains

    The Thickett Thieves 
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Voiced by: Parker Simmons, Mark Sheppard, and Lisa O'Hare

Badgerclops' old group prior to meeting Mao Mao. A group of cockney thieves with robotic limbs, they abandoned Badgerclops to die after a fire started around them.


  • All There in the Manual: The credits of "Breakup" revealed their names to be Bullmozer, Tiny Toad, and Ratracer.
  • The Brute: Badgerclops served as their "muscle" while he was in their group.
  • Jerkass: Certainly weren't the nicest folk.
  • Kick the Dog: Leaving Badgerclops, their own teammate, to die.
  • The Leader: Tiny Toad.
  • Out of Focus: The group as a whole only ever appears in one scene, but Bullmozer and Ratracer especially stand out due to a complete lack of lines even compared to Tiny Toad.
  • Smug Snake: Seemed to be a lot more confident in their abilities as thieves than they actually were.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Pressured Badgerclops into partaking in their criminal activity.

Monsters

Major Monsters

    The Mime Slime 
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A giant pink blob that randomly materialized in town, and quickly became the most difficult threat the heroes had faced thus far due to its uncanny ability to mimic the motions and weaponry of the heroes.


  • Ambiguous Ending: Ultimately, while Adorabat does make it disappear, it is left entirely ambiguous whether or not the blob survived.
  • Big Bad Friend: While the Slime isn't really "villainous", it's still an antagonist. Nonetheless, it forms a nice connection with Badgerclops... Before it eats him.
  • Blob Monster: Not exactly a deadly one, but definitely the most tricky opponent up to that point.
  • Cute Slime Mook: Started off being seen as one by the villagers...Before it became hostile. And Badgerclops also saw it as such even after that.
  • Ditto Fighter: Was able to copy Mao Mao and his fighting style to the tee.
  • Mirror Boss: Becomes such during its fight with Mao Mao, matching his style and his moves perfectly, even mimicking his exhausted panting.
  • Mirror Routine: Does such a routine behind Mao Mao while he wasn't looking... Before eating him.
    • It proceeds to do the same with Badgerclops later.
  • No Biological Sex: Mostly due to being...Well, a blob.
  • Power Copying: In an instant was able to accurately portray itself as one par with Mao Mao in terms of raw, physical skill with a sword.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Is pinkish-purple in color, and easily one of the most challenging opponents Mao Mao has faced.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Its favorite thing to make out of itself, especially against the main heroes.
  • Ship Tease: Despite being genderless and unable to talk, it gets a lot of this with Badgerclops in its episode.
    • Inverted in that it was clearly all in Badgerclops' head just how deep their connection went.
  • Swallowed Whole: Ends up performing such on Mao Mao, and many other Sweetie-Pies over the course of the episode.
    • Getting Eaten Is Harmless: Luckily, it was more or less harmless, though apparently its miserable inside of it, likely due to being trapped. Its victims can even breathe inside the slime.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Capable of changing and altering any part of its body into anything.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Throughout most of the early episodes, all the monsters Mao Mao and his group faced were dealt with relatively easy, and while they did start ramping up in difficulty with the Rock Monster and Impressasaur, they still didn't last longer than three minutes to beat. The blob on the other hand...
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Due to the fact it copies the action of anything that gains its interest, it thus can be quite easily manipulated with the right person, which is ultimately how Adorabat ends up taking it out.

    Cave Monster 
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A beast who guarded a cave, and after attacking Mao Mao and Bao Bao, it led to the two breaking up as a duo and the former losing his tail.


  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Gets sent flying off into the distance by Mao Mao's sword.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Badgerclops and Adorabat were both incapacitated in a single hit.
  • The Dreaded: Due to it being responsible for Mao Mao losing his tail, and partner.
  • Final Boss: Of "Bao Bao's Revenge".
  • Green and Mean: Is a turquoise green color, and one of the tougher monsters in the series.
  • No-Sell: Doesn't even flinch from the Sweetie-Pies' attack, or Mao Mao's sword strikes against its tail.
  • Scars Are Forever: Is ultimately recognized thanks to the bloody scar over its eye.
  • Scary Teeth: Has a big powerful jaw with large pointed teeth.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: It may not be that important of a monster in the grand scheme of things, but it's role in the lore causes it to act as far more of an antagonist than initially believed.
  • Strong and Skilled: In addition to its massive size and strength, it easily counters every one of Mao Mao's attacks, and incapacitates Badgerclops and Adorabat with virtually no effort.
  • Tail Slap: It's main way of attacking, and is ultimately how it deals with both Badgerclops and Adorabat.

Minor Monsters

    Acid Dinosaur 
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A large, T-Rex-like beast that attacks Pure Heart Valley in "I Love You Mao Mao".


  • Acid Attack: Can spew out large chunks of acid as an attack.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Ultimately, its final fate; getting sent flying off into the distance by Mao Mao's sword.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: its the first major threat of the series, and Mao Mao and Adorabat are very pleased by its presence.
  • Mini-Boss: Acts as a villain for about a minute, before being dealt with and replaced by Orangusnake as the main villain for the rest of the episode.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Its fight against Mao Mao and Badgerclops is what shows Adorabat how powerful they are as adventurers.
  • Starter Villain: Due to how easily Orangusnake's army was dealt with at the beginning of the episode, it serves as the first actual threat to Pure Heart Valley.

    Pure Heart Valley Pests 
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Overgrown pests living underneath Pure Heart Valley.


    Spike-Tailed Monster 
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A creature that invades Pure Heart Valley soon after Adorabat's recent upgrades.


  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Though it's less of a stinger and more like a giant spikeball. Pretty dangerous nonetheless.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While it did need to be stopped, It really did not deserve what happened to it.
  • Made of Iron: Survives a rocket to the face, before then being blasted with a huge laser. Though, it barely survives this, but still.
  • One-Hit Kill: All it took was one rocket from Adorabat to put it down.
  • Out of Focus: Gets very little screentime, even when compared to the other monsters in the series.
  • Scary Teeth: Its teeth are mostly jagged and sharp.
  • Wall Crawl: Was first seen crawling over the roofs and sides of buildings.

    Lickasaurus 
A massive dinosaur-like monster with a large tongue that tries to eat the Ruby Pure Heart... or at least taste it.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's so huge that the mountain reaches its eye level.
  • Behemoth Battle: Badgerclops has to use a magic amulet to grow to its size in order to send it packing.
  • Kaiju: By far the largest monster the heroes have faced so far. Thankfully it seemed more interested in licking the Ruby Pure Heart than wreaking havoc. It doesn't even notice Mao Mao's attacks.

    Jelly Monster 
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A disgusting, purple blob that spews out jelly from its mouth. Mao Mao and Badgerclops use its jelly to make tasty treats.


  • Blob Monster: It's main inspiration as a creature.
  • Combat Tentacles: Has several of them as its main limbs.
  • Cute Slime Mook: In a way, it's actually pretty adorable.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: How Mao Mao ultimately takes it down.
  • Eating the Enemy: Apparently, every time Mao Mao and Badgerclops beat one, they use its jelly remains to make jelly donuts, that actually taste pretty good.
  • Made of Plasticine: Despite being made out of goo, it goes down almost ridiculously fast compared to the rest of the ones faced in the series.
  • Mini-Boss: Mao Mao deal with it in less than a minute.
  • Nostalgia Level: Its fight serves as one for Mao Mao and Badgerclops, who apparently used to fight them all the time.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Inverted; it's the weakest monster in the series thus far.
  • Tentacled Terror: Oddly Subverted; at most it seems to be an annoyance, and the Sweetie-Pies aren't even scared of it.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Is faced and defeated at the very beginning of its episode.

    Rock Monster 
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A particularly big, fire-breathing rock monster that lives out in the canyon. Wanders across and attacks Adorabat as she attempts to rekindle Mao Mao and Badgerclops' friendship.


  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Ultimately, its final fate; getting sent flying off into the distance by the trio's combo attack.
  • Breath Weapon: Spews fire from it's mouth in an attempt to torch the heroes.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Ends up exploding from Mao Mao and Badgerclops' punch to its face. Inverted though, as it actually gets up from this to continue fighting.
  • Elite Mook: At least when compared to the rest of the monsters faced in the series, and ends up putting up the best fight so far too.
  • Final Boss: Of "Breakup".
  • Made of Iron: It survives exploding!
  • No-Sell: Doesn't even react to any of Mao Mao and Badgerclops' blows at first. Eventually Inverted though near the end of the fight.
  • Oh, Crap!: It's reaction upon realizing how powerful the trio's attack was gonna be.
  • Playing with Fire: Has control over fire, and uses it to torch the arena and nearly kill the heroes.
  • Super Toughness: Easily takes the most punishment of all the monsters.

    Impressaur 
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A large, terrifying beast that attacks Mao Mao and his crew, before taking their fight to Pure Heart Valley.


  • Attack Its Weak Point: One hit to its neck was enough to decapitate it.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Gets easily distracted by the toy soldiers that Adorabat parachutes down to the ground.
  • Breath Weapon: Capable of shooting out large fireballs(that seem to work like fireworks) from its mouth.
  • Dark Is Evil: Pitch black in color, and very aggressive.
  • Elite Mook: Is easily the most powerful and dangerous enemy faced in the series by its episode, and even then, is still quickly taken down by the heroes.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Its final fate; its head is cut off by Mao Mao just off-screen, with the only thing implying this fate being its shadow.
  • Mighty Glacier: Takes quite a bit of abuse before being put down for good, at least when compared to everything else faced until then.
  • Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Mao Mao.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Is faced and defeated at the very beginning of its episode.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: How do you stop its Breath Weapon? Simple...Spray water into its mouth.

Other

The Heroes' Families

    Mao Mao's Family 
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Shin Mao is Voiced by: Clancy Brown

A clowder of legendary warriors led and trained by Mao Mao's father, Shin Mao.


  • Abusive Parents: Shin Mao didn't seem to care all that much about Mao Mao.
  • Amazon Brigade: Mao Mao's five sisters basically form this as a unit.
  • Badass Family: According to Mao Mao, his family is comprised of legendary warriors and adventurers - a theme he wishes to maintain with himself.
  • Daddy's Girl: Shin Mao seems to favor Mao Mao's older sisters over him.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Mao Mao has five sisters as siblings in total.
  • Parental Favoritism: Shin Mao, from Mao Mao's perspective, generally pays more attention to his daughters than his only son.

    Bao Bao 
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Voiced by: Chris Prynoski

Mao Mao's former partner and pet.


  • Action Pet: Proves to be just as skilled in combat as Mao Mao in a fight, despite being a barely sentient dog.
  • Arch-Enemy: Mao Mao considers him this. The feeling is not mutual.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He left Mao Mao to chase after a butterfly. He can't resist chasing them.
  • Badass Adorable: It can not be argued how adorable he is.
  • Canine Companion: Acted as one for Mao Mao, who funny enough is a cat.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Likely was a big reason for Mao Mao choosing him as his pet anyways.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Mao Mao builds him up as a terrifying, destructive barbarian of a man who will destroy Pure Heart Valley and everything in his path...Turns out he's just a dog. However...
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's so fast and strong that he's able to rip a lamppost right out of the ground.
  • Team Pet: Used to act as such for Mao Mao.
  • Undying Loyalty: Genuinely seems to still look up to Mao Mao as his owner, even after their falling out.

    Gerald 
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Badgerclops' stepbrother.


  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite his issues with his brother, after Adorabat's magic show, Badgerclops starts thinking about contacting Gerald again after so many years.
  • Big Brother Bully: Seems to be this to Badgerclops, at least to a certain degree.
  • The Ghost: Has never physically appeared on-screen.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Seemed to form this dynamic with Badgerclops with time.
  • Stage Magician: His profession, and what led to Badgerclops having a less than favorable view on magic as a whole.
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