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The defenders of Pure Heart Valley.

  • Anti-Hero Team: None of them are all that heroic.
  • Attention Whore: They love being the center of attention, especially Mao Mao.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Mao Mao is an experienced warrior who is a master in the field of combat, Adorabat is his child deputy who looks up to him as a sort of legend.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Badgerclops is big, Mao Mao is thin, and Adorabat is short.
  • Cool Bike: They use a flying aerocycle to get around.
  • Evil Laugh: Expect lots of cackling, screeches, and self-satisfied giggles from these three.
  • Handicapped Badass: All of them have some kind of disability. Mao Mao is missing his tail, Adorabat has a peg leg, and Badgerclops is a Cyborg with an eyepatch.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Badgerclops and Mao Mao are best friends, and have been traveling companions long before the events of the series.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Between a cat, a badger, and a bat.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Hot-blooded Mao Mao is the mean; laidback Badgerclops is the nice; and Adorabat is the in-between, sweetly naïve at times, but overly excitable and occasionally showing violent tendencies.
  • Old Cop, Young Cop: Adorabat is the youngest of the trio, being the only one to actually be a child.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mao Mao and Adorabat serve as the Red Oni to Badgerclops' Blue Oni.
  • Student and Master Team: Adorabat serves as the innocent, inexperienced student to Mao Mao's determined, experienced master.
  • Terror Hero: They enjoy causing fear in their enemies. Mostly for kicks.
  • Jive Turkey: All use street slang from time to time

    Mao Mao Mao
Mao Mao as an adult
Click here to see Mao Mao as a teenager. 
Click here to see Mao Mao as a child. 
Voiced by: Parker Simmons (adult & pre-teen), Colleen Clinkenbeard (child), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese, adult & pre-teen)

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

  • Abusive Parents: Played for laughs, but it's clear that his parents were horrifically emotionally negligent at least and outright emotionally and physically abusive (i.e. his flashbacks where he was forced to give up eating cobbler).
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's clear his Parental Neglect issues has given him a plethora of bizarre mental and behavioral patterns, ranging from PTSD-like symptoms to esoteric obsessions like disguising himself.
  • Anti-Hero: While he does have a sense of honor and is altruistic, most of the time he's motivated by a need for self-validation. His temperamental issues and neuroses also cause him to be the actual antagonist of several episodes.
  • Attention Whore: Desperately seeks other's approval, mostly due to the lack of attention given to him by his father.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is a lot deeper than you might first expect.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a red cape as his signature look.
  • Betrayal by Inaction: In "Meet Tanya Keys" Mao Mao actually gives up on Badgerclops and decides to just let Tanya take Badgerclops to jail. Luckily, he changes his mind later in the episode, and more luckily Badgerclops doesn't seem to mind that Mao Mao abandoned him.
  • 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.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He finally calls out Shin Mao for his Parental Neglect in "Small".
    Shin Mao: I'll straighten this little guy out like that! [snaps his fingers] Besides, I wouldn't want you to embarrass yourself.
    Mao Mao: Embarrass... myself? You're worried that I might... embarrass... MYSELF!? You know, sometimes when you're not around, I actually kinda like myself. I think you're more worried that I'll embarrass you!
  • Cats Are Mean: Although still a heroic character, Mao Mao is quite temperamental and egotistic.
  • Cool Sword: Brandishes a yellow sword as his main weapon, that generates light. It's really just a glow stick his father gave him when Shin Mao was giving out the 'real' legendary weapons to Mao Mao's older sisters.
  • Creepy Good: Deeply unhinged, delusional, but largely benevolent.
  • Cute Kitten: Whether he's 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.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Mao Mao is a black cat, and since "Mao" is Chinese for "cat", Mao Mao translates to "Cat Cat" in Chinese.
  • Drama Queen: Of the hyperbolic variety. Mao Mao tends 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.
    • As ready as he is to resort to violence, Mao Mao was pretty disturbed when Adorabat thoughtlessly attacked a monster that was already incapacitated.
  • Evil Laugh: Though it's more crazy than wicked.
  • Freudian Excuse: Mao Mao has spent most of his life neglected or treated condescendingly by his father, turning him into someone obsessed with being recognized as a great hero.
  • 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.
  • Golden Super Mode: Parodied as a one-time deal powered by unleashing years of repressed love for cobbler. While it lasts though, “Golden Truth Form” makes him ridiculously strong.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Though the valley's greatest protector, Mao Mao can be quite a hardass when it comes to enforcing the rules.
  • 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.
  • Hero with a Unique Name: He's the protagonist, and one of the few recurring characters whose name isn't some kind of Portmanteau.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In "Outfoxed" and "Popularity Conquest", Mao Mao's abrasive personality causes the Sweetie-Pies to turn against him.
  • 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.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He would do anything to be a legendary hero, even if it means in staying in the Pure Heart Valley.
  • 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.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: His emotionally negligent, possibly openly abusive childhood that caused several psychological trauma is the source of a third of the show's humor.
  • I Call It "Vera": Calls his katana Geraldine. However, he is notably not so delusional as to think it's sentient.
  • Idiot Hair: He's got two of them.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: More than anything Mao Mao wants to be loved and appreciated due to his Parental Neglect. Normally he accomplishes this by trying to become a hero, but when that fails he's very willing to sacrifice his principles and become a Steven Universe parody.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: It coincides with I Just Want to Be Loved. He believes so badly in his dream of being a "legendary hero" that he falters greatly whenever he's faced with any evidence that he's less than perfect.
  • I Need You Stronger: Needlessly bullies Orangusnake and the remaining Sky Pirates so they can become stronger enemies for him to gloriously defeat.
  • 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.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Mao Mao's feelings of inadequacy before his family drive him to act very overbearing to prove him.
  • 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.
  • Knight Templar: Enforces even the most minor of Pure Heart Valley laws with draconian fervor.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Deconstructed in Thumb War where Mao Mao's willingness to do so (or in his words, "refuse to participate") is borne from having fought enough battles to know which ones are untenable. Poorly framing it in front of Adorabat however, makes it come across as a defeatist attitude.
  • Large Ham: For Mao Mao, if something can't be done loudly and/or epically, it's not worth doing.
  • Light 'em Up: His sword emits light; it is technically just a glowstick, but he has managed to weaponize it on occasion. He himself emits light after eating cobbler.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mao" means "cat" in Chinese, making his full name "Mao Mao Mao" sounding like "cat cat cat" for Chinese ears. Oddly, he doesn't have any other association with Chinese culture.
  • Mega Neko: He's a cat that's the size of a grown human, though he only seems large compared to the Sweetie-Pies (and downright puny compared to the rest of his family). He becomes outright enormous in "Megaclops" to force Badgerclops back to his original size.
  • More Than Meets the Eye: According to Word of God, the reasons Mao Mao has so many duck stickers on various things is because he's a fan of Lucky Ducky, the Mao Mao world's version of Hello Kitty.
  • Never My Fault: Is incapable of admitting he was wrong about Orangusnake and his pirates being incapable of stealing the aerocycle.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He's more than qualified to handle most threats to Pure Heart Valley, generally failing because of his own arrogance and other neuroses. On the greater world stage, though, it's implied his career beforehand wasn't very impressive, especially compared to the rest of his family.
  • Ocular Gushers: When Adorabat finally manages to get him to express his f... fuh-fvv-f-FEELINGS...
  • Only Sane Man: When it doesn't involve his ego or any of his various insecurities, Mao Mao tends to be the voice of reason to Badgerclops and Adorabat's...eccentricities and other poor choices. Examples include when Adorabat used the Megapeg without taking the effort to master it first and when Badgerclops adopted a baby monster.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: 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.
  • Prosthetic Limb Reveal: Though oddly it was technically shown 2 episodes earlier in "Popularity Contest", it wasn't until the episode "Thumb War" that focus was given to the fact that Mao Mao's gloves are prosthetic. His actual hands are cat like paws that have nubs for fingers, so the gloves he wears extend them into proper length fingers.
  • Repetitive Name: Mao Mao's given name is just the word "mao" twice. His surname is also Mao, which he admits in "Small" means his full name is Mao Mao Mao.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a couple of scars underneath his waist stash, which he tries to impress Ol' Blue with in "Not Impressed".
  • The Runt at the End: Though still big for a cat, Mao Mao is much smaller than his older sisters. He gets it from his father, apparently.
  • Scary Teeth: He's got a whole mouth full of shark-like chompers. Most visible when he shouts or laughs maniacally.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Young adventurer Mao Mao is dressed in green to signify his youth, inexperience, and how hopeful he used to be.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Is almost suicidally confident in his abilities. Thankfully his abilities are impressive.
  • Stomach of Holding: Shown to carry around binoculars, telescopes, and sunglasses inside his belly, much to the disgust of the others when he has to retrieve them.
  • Super Strength: Simply the only way he so easily launches the monsters he fights into the sky.
  • To Be a Master: He's trying to be a legendary hero and be acknowledged.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: One of his overarching conflicts in the show.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cobbler, which is unfortunate since his Hero's Code completely forbids him from eating it.
    Mao Mao: Oh, I want that cobbler, Adorabat. I want that cobbler more than you could ever imagine. If I had that cobbler? I would do things to it that would make my ancestors cry in shame.
  • 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. His accounts of his neglectful father prove to be fairly accurate as revealed in "Small" though.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Formerly a friendly and hopeful young adventurer before he got cranky, weird, and old.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Has an uncharacteristically masculine voice in spite of his appearance.
  • Volumetric Mouth: His mouth becomes the size of his head whenever he yells or laughs.
  • "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 never gave him any attention. He does finally get his father's respect at the end of "Small".

Voiced by: Griffith Kimmins, Subaru Kimura (Japanese)

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

  • Accent Relapse: His Cockney accent from when he was part of the Thickett Thieves comes back momentarily during an argument with Mao Mao, which is lampshaded.
  • Achilles' Heel: Badgerclops is an incredibly hardy combatant so long as you don't hit his stomach.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Flirts with a genderless blob, but refers to it as a "gentleman" (and also a he at least once) while doing so. He's also the most flamboyant of the trio, and while all 3 are sensitive and emotional in their own ways, Badgerclops is the most sensitive in the way that fits the stereotype the most.
    • Nearly turns it up to 11 in "Baost in Show" when he wears a harness that looks suspiciously like bondage gear and does an extremely flamboyant dance on stage that would not be out of place for a stripper to do.
    • "I hope he's not a daddy, daddies freak me out!"
  • Ambiguous Disorder: One of his abilities, Ultrafocus, slightly hints that Badgerclops might have a form of Autism or ADHD.
    • Given his gluttony and how upset he gets over wasted food, it is possible that he may also have an eating disorder.
  • Anti-Hero: He's quite lazy most of the time and occasionally quite selfish, outright becoming evil or refusing to do anything in his worst moments. On the other hand, he remains the most loyal to his friends and mostly make up for his own mistakes.
  • 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.
  • Big Fun: Practically the poster boy for this trope.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Badgerclops has a strong sense of ethics and awareness of what constitutes decent behavior, but he's also more prone to overreacting to meager slights or prioritizing his petty desires over the greater good.
  • The Bully: Briefly becomes this in Adorabat's preschool due to his larger size until the kids turn the tables by emotionally brutalizing him.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He is shown to be smart, inventive and rather insightful, but his laziness and gluttony really hold him back.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently gets the low end of the stick.
  • Can't Take Criticism: As revealed in "The Truth Stinks", Badgerclops reacts very poorly to being criticized.
    Mao Mao: This one time he cut his own bangs, some villager from the Great Plains told him he did a bad job. They're called the Just Okay Plains now...
  • Compressed Vice: In "The Truth Stinks" Badgerclops is suddenly unable to take criticism without going into a violent rampage. This despite the fact that, in previous episodes, Badgerclops has been shown take criticism with minimal issue, such as being told he's a terrible cook who can only make complete garbage. Mao Mao even criticizes Badgerclops in their FIRST SCENE together in the first episode, telling Badgerclops he drives like a grandma.
    • In a somewhat similar note that's mixed a bit more with Flanderization is "Captured Clops." Previously, Badgerclops's "laziness" was more like "occasional mild hesitance" as he's never once backed out of doing something out of pure lazinessnote . Then in Captured Clops, suddenly he's so lazy that he's even willing to drop Mao Mao off a ship if it means he won't have to go shopping.
  • 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!
  • Depending on the Writer: In some episodes Badgerclops is a very chill badger, only being temporarily exasperated when Mao Mao won't listen or insults him before moving on with his life. In other episodes, he's incredibly sensitive and quick to anger, turning on his friends over even the slightest insults.
    • In "Head Chef" and "Sleeper Sofa" Badgerclops suddenly has a dislike for art, even though part of "Ultraclops" was that Mao Mao wouldn't let Badgerclops draw at night.
    • Part of the conflict in "Head Chef" is that Badgerclops preffers to think things through over Mao Mao's tendency to be reckless. However, many an episode focus on Mao Mao's rigid Lawful Stupid tendencies while Badgerclops acts without thinking.
  • 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.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Implied. Badgerclops strongly implies that his mother does not have very nice things to say about him in Population Conquest, and he has a stepbrother that he's refused to talk to. The combination of an unkind mother with remarried parents likely means his family either didn't or doesn't get along well.
    • Suggested even more strongly in Badge-a-fire Explosion. While we don't see them interact directly since there's no dialog in the flashback, it's very strongly implied in the episode that his parents abused his intellect.
  • Evil Laugh: He has a lilted giggle that can be rather creepy under the wrong circumstances.
  • Flanderization: His laziness has become progressively more pronounced as the show has gone on. note 
  • Gentle Giant: While he may be quite large and decently tall, he's actually the most passive of the three main characters.
  • Hammerspace: While not usually worth pointing out, most of his Big Eater tendencies are fueled by the fact he just appears to have a knack for pulling junk food out of nowhere at all times, much to Mao Mao's building annoyance.
    Mao Mao: Where did you get that burger!?
    Badgerclops: I don't tell you everything that happens in my life.
  • Hates Baths: After spending an entire episode thinking his crystals let him forego showers and stinking to high hell because of it, he finally admits to himself after misreading criticism that he really just hates taking showers. Since Mao Mao and Adorabat had to put up with the smell the whole episode, they just hose him down with a firehose in response.
  • Hidden Depths: The mathematical formulas in the background of episode 3 while Badgerclops is engineering Adorabat’s robo-armor show that Badgerclops is actually a genius engineer. Unfortunately, we don't actually see him use his skills on-screen very much outside of 3 seconds, so it remains hidden.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A former bandit until Mao Mao saved his life.
  • Informed Attribute: His character bios and descriptions like to describe him as incredibly chill and relaxed. While he does have moments where he's surprisingly laid back and calm given the situation, and is often the Voice of Reason when Mao Mao is overreacting, in general he's just as sensitive and emotional as Mao Mao, and in some episodes, is even MORE emotional.
    • This even extends to before he was Badgerclops and was just Bearclops in his first appearance. In the description he is described as "the most relaxed bear on the planet" but even in that video, he gets upset.
  • It's All About Me: While more socially adept than Mao Mao, Badgerclops has shown a willingness to jeopardise not only the lives of his friends, but that of the entire kingdom if it means satisfying his mercurial whims.
  • The Lancer: Is always ready to have Mao Mao's back. Doesn't mean he doesn't often disagree with his plans though.
  • Nice Guy: It sort of depends on the episode, but he's typically the most openly friendly and supportive of the trio despite his laziness. That is when he isn't being directly criticized.
  • Not So Above It All: Usually acts as a Straight Man to Mao Mao, but "The Truth Stinks" shows he can be just as manic and selfish as him.
  • Only Sane Man: Especially when compared to Mao Mao and Adorabat.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Near the end of "Ultraclops," Mao Mao and Adorabat start to realize that Badgerclops is genuinely angry with them when the latter says he'd rather walk home.
    Mao Mao: (Gasps)
    Adorabat: He never walks!
  • Parental Issues: Both Popular Conquest and Head Chef strongly imply that Badgerclops and his mother have issues. It's not clear by how much yet or what happened, but Popular Conquest implies his mother is verbally abusive, and Head Chef implies that Badgerclops wants to win his mothers affections.
  • Portmanteau: Badgerclops' name is a portmanteau of "badger" and "cyclops", being a one-eyed badger.
  • Purple Is Powerful: When Badgerclops enters his "Superfocused" state his eye turns into a light purple shade.
  • Reformed Criminal: Used to be part of the Thickett Thieves before becoming a hero.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: "Trading Places" has Mao Mao accidentally access a few entries of Badgerclops' audio diary, all of which consist of Badgerclops wanting to run away at perceived slights against him (Mao Mao not telling him his full name) or when something too weird happens (Mao Mao's legs getting super buff from training weights).
  • The Engineer: We don't actually see him do it very much on-screen (with the exception of Adorabat's robo-armor), but he is an engineer. In episode 12, it's implied that he works on his robotic arm and develops new weapons and functions for it (off-screen). "Captured Clops" also implies that he's the only one that can repair the Aerocycle when it's damaged (though when we see him actually repair it, all he does is slam it together). "Meet Tanya Keys" much more directly states that he tinkers with the Aerocycle and upgrades it.note 
    • Finally fully shown and confirmed in Badge-a-fire Explosion that, yes, he builds and works on machines, and is a genius at it.
  • Science-Related Memetic Disorder: If he doesn't give himself outlets for creativity for a long time, it tends to get pent up only to get released all at once in an engineering outburst where he makes everything that was stuck on his head in a matter of hours and not remember what he even did after it's over.
  • 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.
  • The Starscream: After joining the Sky Pirates in "Captured Clops", he wastes almost no time trying to muscle Orangusnake out of his leadership role.
  • 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.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: His robotic Arm Cannon has tons of functionalities, both weapons-wise and utility-wise; it even has water sprinklers and an MP3 player.
  • 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.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Ordinary fridge magnets can disable his robotic arm completely.

Voiced by: Lika Leong, Rie Hikisaka (Japanese)

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

  • AM/FM Characterization: Whenever she's listening to music, one can overhear it's some manner of heavy, possibly Death Metal, with strange Tastes Like Diabetes lyrics. Weird combo as it is, it fits her adorably bloodthirsty personality.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She appears to have a peg leg in place of her right leg. So far, this hasn't been addressed by any of the other characters. It's implied that she lost it to the same monster that killed her mother.
  • The Apprentice: Serves as one for Mao Mao.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Normally very nice but she has several moments where she's openly violent and threatening.
  • 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?!"
    • Also, she does not take the bullying of her friends well.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Adorabat carries around a cheerful attitude and voice, but it doesn't prevent her 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. And once she has their support in this, she relishes in the difference.
    Adorabat: You hear that!? I'M NOTHING LIKE THE REST OF YOU WIMPS!
  • Blood Knight: Gets incredibly riled up whenever violence is involved. Not to the same degree as Mao Mao, but she's always ready and willing to participate if he is. Although, sometimes she's even more excited by violence than Mao Mao, who at least wouldn't attack an incapacitated monster.
    Adorabat: "Violence! WOO!!"
  • 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.
  • Brutal Honesty: She pretty much has zero tact.
  • 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!"
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": True, in most aspects she's like a bat, but most actual bats don't "molt" and leave behind transluscent shells of their skin lying around, like she does.
  • 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. Most of the time.
  • Cyborg: Downplayed, as it was more of Power Armor than anything, but she basically turned herself into one during "No Shortcuts" to avoid all the training needed to become a legendary hero.
  • Cute and Psycho: Even at her most bloodthirsty (and she has her fair share of psycho moments) she remains utterly adorable.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: As adorable as she is, she can gratingly scream at any give time in an episode. And boy oh boy can she scream. Justified because she is a bat and eventually she develops a Make Me Wanna Shout technique for battle.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Adorabat is a heroic bat and bats are animals of the dark.
  • Expy: Her design as a tall-eared bat with a heart on her belly is extremely similar to Babbit from Kodocha. Her personality is also similar if much more violent.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Undergoes a temporary one in "No Shortcuts" to avoid Orangusnake chopping off her Power Armor.
  • Furry Reminder: Sleeps upside down like real bats do.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: Occasionally seems to forget that she can fly. In "Captured Clops", when Badgerclops opens a trap door below Mao Mao and Adorabat, Adorabat doesn't fall due to her flying, and deliberately falls just because Mao Mao did.
  • Genki Girl: She tends to have an energetically enthusiastic and upbeat personality, especially when going on missions with Mao Mao and Badgerclops.
  • 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.
  • Kid Hero: In “Trading Day” we learn she is only five years old, meaning that she is only a kid. She is also one of the main heroes of the show.
  • Kubrick Stare: Adorabat pulls this when she's mad in some of the episodes.
  • 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.
    • She has a cave where she stores her bone collection.
    Badgerclops: This is not healthy.
  • Ninja Log: After training she develops a skill for using her molted skin as a diversion.
  • 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.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She effortlessly lifts several objects larger than she is when she beats up Rufus and Reggie, and later karate-chops two royal guards unconscious.
  • 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.
  • Purple Is Powerful: In Zing Your Heart Out the Ruby Pure Heart granted Adorabat the power to zing the citizens of the valley which made her eyes purple and blast a beam out of her mouth.
  • Pyromaniac: Occasionally shows hints of it, and it's been mentioned she's not allowed near kitchens anymore after some manner of incident.
  • Razor Wings: Training under Mao Mao eventually makes her strong enough to slice objects apart with her wings.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A tiny bat with big eyes, a cute voice, and a heart symbol on her chest.
  • The Runaway: "Adoradad" reveals that she ran away from home due to her dad's overprotective nature.
  • 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".
  • The Smurfette Principle: Is the only female member of the sheriff's department.
  • Stage Magician: And is actually quite the talented one, even if Mao Mao and Badgerclops didn't believe so themselves at first.
  • Smoke Out: She's always packing a whole bunch of smoke bombs, and often uses them for hasty exits when she isn't just sowing chaos.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Her voice tends to abruptly raise several octaves mid-speech whenever she's angry.
  • 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".
  • To Be a Master: She wants to be a hero like Mao Mao because she thinks it's cool.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Going on missions with Mao Mao and training under him steadily makes Adorabat a better fighter. In "Baost in Show", she manages to knock out two of Snugglemagne's guards unconscious all on her own.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She's five years old, but often shows off quite a predisposition for violence. She scares her father sometimes with her intensity.
  • Vague Age: Like a lot of Sweetie-Pies, it's not obvious whether Adorabat is a child or a (young) adult. It wasn't until "Trading Day" that we learn she's five years old—which surprises Badgerclops, who assumed she was the same age as him and Mao Mao.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: If she sees a monster, her first instinct is to immediately try to destroy it regardless of how malicious they look, as seen in "Bobo Chan". Of course, it's not that surprising given that monsters attack her home regularly.


The Sweetie-Pies

    In General 

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. A few of them also look like extras from Happy Tree Friends (especially Ol' Blue and Ketchup), which suits their frequent endangerment.
  • Butt-Monkey: They invariably fall right into harm’s way whenever there is trouble of any kind.
  • Fun Size: Most of the Sweetie-Pies are ridiculously small.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Popularity Conquest" they remain entirely ungrateful of Mao Mao's protection because they don't like his rough personality. The episode right after that one, "Sick Mao" ends with Mao Mao deciding to take a sick day, not even caring about the safety of the Sweetie-Pies. The scene then cuts to the city being attacked with some of the citizens crying his name out.
  • Nice Guy: They're almost hopelessly nice towards everything, except during "Popularity Conquest" for inexplicable reasons.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite the general population looking like children, many of them are actually adults.
    Mao Mao: In fact, aren't you all children?
    Cluckins: 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.
  • Thememobile: Most of their cars look exactly like their species, and even are the same color as them.
  • There Are No Adults: Subverted; while all the citizens seem to just be children, many are 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.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: in “Popularity Conquest”, they show no gratitude to Mao Mao for protecting them due to their dislike of his rough personality.
    • Most other episodes generally have them avert this Trope, however. Usually, the Sweetie-Pies are just as happy to shower Mao Mao with grateful adulation as they are Adorabat and Badgerclops, even when Mao Mao doesn't want it or doesn't appreciate the form said adulation is currently being given in.
  • Vague Age: Almost all of them are so childlike in appearance and behavior, it's hard to tell which are actually children or Older Than They Look. "Trading Day" at least showed several of them attending Kindergarten.

    King Snugglemagne the 25th
Voiced by: Parker Simmons, Tetsuharu Ōta (Japanese)

The foppish lion king of Pure Heart Valley.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Apart from being incredibly Camp, he refers to Mao Mao as a "saucy knave".
  • Baldness Angst: His greatest shame is the fact he has no mane, the one he has is just a wig. He even panics and faints should he ever glimpse himself in the mirror without his wig.
  • Big Eater: A midnight snack for him consists of an entire cake.
  • 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.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has a logic-defying network of secret passageways all over Pure Heart Valley that let him travel anywhere instantly.
  • 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.
  • King of Beasts: He is an anthropomorphic lion who rules over Pure Heart Valley. He's very girly for a male lion, though.
  • Large Ham: Easily the most over-dramatic character on the show.
  • Macho Camp: By his own admission, he spends a lot of time in the royal gym. He's so strong that he's able to get both Mao Mao and Badgerclops in an inescapable friendly headlock.
    Badgerclops: "Aggh... Dude, the king is jacked!"
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: While physically strong, he is highly reluctant to deal with threats personally to the point that he can't even chase off the diminutive Pinky when he breaks into his throne room during "Meet Tanya Keys."
  • Nice Guy: Despite his flaws, he's overall quite affable. Except in "Baost in Show", where he arguably acts quite villainous.
  • Royal "We": Occasionally refers to himself using plural pronouns.
  • 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. "Boast in Show" suggests a rather darker side to this, with him just manipulating his subjects into staying in line.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He's incredibly possessive and petty in "Boast in Show", arguably acting just as villainous as Orangusnake if not moreso.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Doesn't even acknowledge Badgerclops' role in taking down Orangusnake.

    Camille and Honey
Camille on the right, Honey on the left
Voiced by: Debra Wilson (Camille)

The royal magi-technicians.

  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Be it senility, the appeal of mad science/wizardry or just generally being weird, Camille's grip on reality can get very tenuous at times.
    Camille: I saw rainbows on fire! You're all just rainbows on FIRE!
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Honey's main role as an apprentice just seems to be to rein Camille in whenever she freaks out. Even if she has to fetch a dogcatcher's loop to do it.
  • Mad Scientist: Of the Magitek sort; both are constantly coming up with new magical devices, including some like a fear-manifesting beam cannon that make one wonder why.
  • The Quiet One: Honey never seems to actually speak.
  • Worst Aid: Camille's idea as to how to treat a cold seems to be to release the leech (not the leeches, the singular, giant leech). She's also entirely unaware of how germs spread despite having a poster for it in her lab.

    Chester Nutz
Voiced by: Griffith Kimmins
A brown porcupine who is Kevin's brother.
  • EyesAlwaysShut: Like Badgerclops, his eyes only open when something alarms him.
  • Jerkass: In "Zing Your Heart Our", he insults Adorabat just because he thought her jokes were "wimpy".

Voiced by: Tommy Blacha
A teal frog.
  • Running Gag: His arms being too stubby to clap his hands.
  • Companion Cube: Had a cupcake for a “baby brother.”
  • Jerkass: Is not above teasing or bullying those who wronged him.
    Clark Lockjaw 
A seal in a raincoat who works as a reporter.

A yellow chicken who works as a farmer.
  • Vague Age:
    Mao Mao: Aren't you all children?
    Cluckins: I'm thirty!

    Farmer Bun
Voiced by: Parker Simmons
A rabbit farmer who takes care of his crops.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Although nice, he can be fierce when getting into arguments.
    • And even if it doesn't involve arguments, as shown in "Sugar Berry Fever", if he doesn't offer anything, he doesn't mess around, as shown when he proceeds to effortlessly pick up Mao Mao and slam him to the ground when Mao Mao attempts to get to the cobbler.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Becomes this in the aforementioned "Sugar Berry Fever" episode. He even says "I hate you" to Mao Mao at the end of the episode.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Assumes this after his prized pumpkin is ruined by Bobo-Chan.
  • Verbal Tic: "Ayup."

Voiced by: Tommy Blacha
A turquoise crocodile

Voiced by: Debra Wilson
A small pink chipmunk.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her entire color scheme consists of different shades of pink with a bit of white added to the mix.
  • Shout-Out: Her design resembles Giggles with hair.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: "I know he's saving our lives, but can't he be a little nicer about it?"
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Sports one during her stint in the hospital while listening to Mao Mao and Orangusnake malice each other only a few feet away.

Voiced by: Griffith Kimmins
A teal porcupine.

Voiced by: Tommy Blacha
A green hamster with a four-leaf clover symbol on his stomach.

    Mail Mole
Voiced by: Chris Prynoski
A mole who delivers everyone's mail.
  • Shout-Out: He wears sunglasses and a fez reminiscent of Morocco Mole.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Not even a broken thumb or a straight-up car accident seems to affect his mood in any way.

Voiced by: Debra Wilson

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.
  • Drop the Hammer: She just loves her hammer.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: 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.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Smoothies.
  • Weight Taller: Exercising hasn't just made Marion more muscular than the other Sweetie-Pies, it seems to also have made her about twice their height.

Voiced by: Debra Wilson
A yellow mouse who works as a baker.
  • Cry Cute: Does this in "Legend of the Torbaclaun" after being scared by Mao Mao's screaming, in "The Truth Stinks" after Adorabat insults her, and in "Trading Day" after being involved in Adorabat and Pinky's conflict.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Is nearly eaten when she offers cherry pie to a monster as a peace offering.
  • Tsundere: Enjoys Midnight. STRESS. BAKING!!

    Ol' Blue
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.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Usually a Recurring Extra but has a big role in "Not Impressed", where he is not impressed by Mao Mao.
  • Deadpan Snarker: “I can hear you.”
  • 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.
    • He seems to be impressed by effort - he is unimpressed by Mao Mao's effortless fighting of a dragon, but is very pleased with Adorabat's struggling break dance, and Mao's strained attempt to eat a sour candy.
  • Informed Attribute: Outside of being a bit slow, he doesn't seem to be any older than the rest of the Sweetie-Pies, despite "Ol'" being in his name.
  • Name's the Same: Shares a name with a dog from the novel Starcraft: Legacy of the Xel'Naga.
  • 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 in most of his appearances. One brief scene in “No Shortcuts” shows him with a glum face despite being propelled by an explosion of all things.
    • Not So Stoic: Begins to lose his cool as Mao Mao begins harassing him for attention.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite his cutesy appearance, he sounds more like somebody's roommate than a cartoon animal.

    Penny and Benny
Benny on the right, Penny on the left
Voiced by: Lika Leong (Penny) and Chris McCulloch (Benny)
A pink and yellow dog couple.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Played with. Their relationship is so perfect that it almost collapses entirely because of a couple white lies about laundry and baking.
  • Butt-Monkey: They get their electricity poached, are flat-out told they're unloved, Benny takes a spinning axle to the head, among other things...
  • Happily Married: They get married in "The Perfect Couple".
  • I Am Very British: Their accents are very much across the pond. In "Zing Your Heart Out" though, it's revealed that Penny's accent is fake.
  • Too Dumb to Live: They feel that the perfect place to have a picnic is in the middle of a road. And from Mao Mao's comments, it's apparently not the first time they've done it.

Voiced by: Griffth Kimmins

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

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Pinky's habit of eating non-food may suggest he has pica.
  • Butt-Monkey: Deserves the bad things that happen to him more often than not.
  • Chaotic Stupid: In spades!
  • Cute and Psycho: He’s pink, he has a red heart on his stomach and he revels in every opportunity for anarchy.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Enjoys eating butter, flowers and hair.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Ultimately would have been with it if Rufus's dust didn't work and he couldn't fly. When his car is flung through the air by Badgerclops, he closes his eyes and raises his arms instead of panicking or trying to bail out.
  • For the Evulz: Only ever does stuff simply because he knows it's nasty or stupid...Or both.
    • At one point, he ripped off the teeth from a bunch of knocked out Sweetie-Pies for no real reason.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: None of the other Sweetie-Pies get along with him all that much.
  • Hates Baths: Anytime he gets wet, he acts like it was acid.
  • Hidden Depths: He reveals to Mao Mao that deep down, he hates himself. In fact, he hates himself so much that he ends up being totally immune from Adorabat's meanspirited zingers.
  • Jerkass: Frequently portrayed as the biggest jerk in Pure Heart Valley.
  • The Pig-Pen: Enjoys being slathered in oily substances like butter or mayonnaise for some (thankfully) unknown reason.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The only Sweetie-Pie portrayed as completely malicious and rude.
  • The Trickster: Likes to mess with all the other Sweetie-Pies just because it amuses him.

Voiced by: Debra Wilson
A purple donkey who runs the town newspaper and television news.

    Slim Pigguns
Voiced by: Parker Simmons
A small yellow pig.
  • Cool Car: Drives a monster truck.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He runs over Mao Mao, Badgerclops, Adorabat, and Penny and Benny without watching where he's going. Wondering what he ran over, he reverses and runs them over again, then he quickly drives away.
    • He also very nearly runs over Tanya Keys shapeshifted into Adorabat when she tries to cross the road.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Drives like a maniac and treats house fires as a minor inconvenience.

Threats to Pure Heart Valley

Sky Pirates

Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

The leader of the Sky Pirates, an orangutan-cobra hybrid who seeks to steal the Ruby Pure Heart and become King of the Pirates. He is actually the sum of two animals; Coby, a king cobra, and Tanner, an orangutan.

  • Actor Allusion: Chris McCulloch uses the same voice he uses for S.P.H.I.N.X. Commander, an Expy of Cobra Commander for Orangusnake. Now, what kinda snake was he again?
  • 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.
  • Ambiguously Gay: They are a snake and an orangutan who simply decided to live as one. Their meeting and interactions leading to this decision are framed as romantic.
  • An Axe to Grind: While it can take other forms, it's most common form is a double-sided axe.
  • Badass Normal: As a cobra and an orangutan who are just standing atop one another, he's the only member of his crew who doesn't have a cybernetic enhancement of some kind.
  • Belly Mouth: Has an orangutan head on his chest. Which belongs to an actual orangutan, in fact.
  • Benevolent Boss: While understandably frustrated by his crew's general stupidity, he treats them fairly well, such as ordering them to get behind his shield and engaging in group hugs. He has hit them on occasion, but usually after they've hit him first, even if accidentally.
    • A prime example is in "Sleeper Sofa" where several times he strokes Ratarang's head gently and refers to him as "My Sweet Ratarang", and immediately goes on the offensive when the sheriff trio (inadvertently) make Ramaraffe start crying.
  • Berserk Button: "Who dares interrupt our LUNCH!?"
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The most prominent antagonist in the series who is actually composed of two separate animals functioning as one. Coby is the brains and mouthpiece of Orangusnake, while Tanner is the body and muscle.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: On account of them being a cobra and orangutan sharing a body, Tanner is clear the big guy to Coby's little guy.
  • Body Horror: Not normally, but his X-rays are a mess. It seems both Tanner and Coby have been merging in undesirable ways.
  • Brains and Brawn: Coby is the brains and mouthpiece of Orangusnake, while Tanner is the body and brawn.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Orangusnake finds Shin Mao's Passive-Aggressive Kombat overwhelming.
    Orangusnake: This guy's not even my dad, and I'm still shattered by his disappointment!
  • Evil Counterpart: To Mao Mao. His goal to be a legendary pirate mirrors Mao Mao's goal to be a legendary hero particularly, Coby is Mao Mao's counterpart while Tanner is the silent, overestimated companion, similar to Bao Bao.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Everything he says is filled to the brim with hamminess.
  • Fangs Are Evil: With his head comprising a cobra, he's sporting them by default.
  • Greed : It goes hand in hand with being a pirate. His primary goals are to plunder Pure Heart Valley and become the Pirate King.
  • Gold Digger: Not overt, but in one episode when he had the chance to pounce on a wedding, he took up the idea mainly because it'd mean a source of consistent meals (what with being constantly starved, as piracy doesn't pay the bills). He even considers Mao Mao in this manner when he hears he has a good credit score.
  • Green and Mean: Coby, the head of Orangusnake, is colored green and unashamedly a villain.
  • King of Thieves: He ultimately wants to be Pirate King; his main reason for wanting to take over Pure Heart Valley is because it could make this come true.
  • Large and in Charge: Played with. He's the leader of the Sky Pirates, and the biggest, but only when Coby and Tanner are together.
  • Morph Weapon: His weapon appears to be made out of energy, and is capable of shifting into different forms like an axe or a shield.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He's a mix of an orangutan and a cobra. Subverted. Orangusnake is really just a snake named Coby and an orangutan named Tanner who wear a giant suit of armor to act as one singular villain. Possibly double subverted when their xray in "Strange Bedfellows" shows that they seem to have actually fused together.
  • 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. He even came close to killing Mao Mao a few times.
  • Now What?: Near the end of "Bobo-Chan," the Sky Pirates successfully capture the Sheriff's Department (by ambushing them and tying them up, of all things)...but then they're legitimately unsure what they're supposed to do next. They clearly never anticipated them actually coming out on top.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The face in his armor, AKA Tanner, once it's stated he's another person entirely. Even getting beaten up doesn't stop the smiling (or get much of a reaction), and only something like one of Adorabat's Ruby-powered Zingers gets him to change his expression.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a pinkish-purple suit of armor.
  • 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. Which is subverted later on, as the snake and the humanoid are entirely different beings just pretending to be one.
  • The Symbiote: He actually used to be two criminals, a snake named Coby and an orangutan named Tanner, but they joined forces to make a single, more powerful villain.
  • Totem Pole Trench: An orangutan and a snake wearing a giant suit of armor.
  • Unknown Rival: It eventually transpires that Mao Mao and Bao Bao were integral to Orangunsake becoming the armoured freak he is in the present time, but it takes the pirate a while to recognise his hated foe due to how he's older and dressed differently.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Sees absolutely no issue in wanting to chop off Adorabat's Powered Armor in order to use it himself.

    Ramaraffe, Boss Hostrich, Ratarang
Voiced by: Debra Wilson (Ramaraffe), Christopher McCulloch (Boss Hostrich) and Parker Simmons (Ratarang)

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.

General Tropes

  • Butt-Monkey: The three are so completely unlucky it goes back to being hilarious.
  • Cannon Fodder: Compared to the more imposing pirates in Orangusnake's crew, they were obviously this. However, when the Elite Mooks got thrown overboard, they became his chief henchmen.
  • Cyborg: Boss Hostrich and Ramaraffe are cybernetically augmented, with the former wielding Chest Blasters and the latter having an extendable neck that can double as a battering ram.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: They get the crap beaten out of them just for dumpster diving.
  • Elite Mooks: Inverted. The real elite minions of Orangusnake's crew got knocked overboard by Mao Mao, leaving these three to pick up the slack.
  • Evil Minions: Downplayed in that they don't seem that evil, but they fit the billing.
  • 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.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Slowly, it seems they're becoming this. It was Ramaraffe's idea to ambush and kidnap Mao Mao and his friends if they ever showed up in "Bobo Chan" and they actually succeed and are about to kill Mao Mao and his friend. Only the timely intervention of Badgerclops's pet Bobo Chan saved our heroes. Another time in "Sleeper Sofa" they snuck into Mao Mao's Headquarters by hiding in a couch he ordered, and if they were not distracted by Badgerclops's Collection of Dipping Sauces, they would have killed Mao Mao and his friends in their sleep. Even Ratarang shows some promise; while pitiful in a direct fight, he's the designated pilot for any mecha the group ends up manning, and he's much more of a threat this way, showing actual competence.
  • 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. However, this gets subverted more often later in the season.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The three have zero reluctance to exploit or even kill Adorabat should the opportunity present itself.

Tropes specific to Ramaraffe

Tropes specific to Boss Hostrich

  • Abnormal Ammo: One time, he shot rocking chairs (and ice tea) at Mao Mao during a fight.
  • Affably Evil: Boss Hostrich is the gentleman of the group... At times.
  • Chest Blaster: Boss Hostrich is capable of shooting eggs out of his chest.
  • Flying Flightless Bird: He can apparently fly. Still tends to fall with the others when they're defeated, so its unclear if its for short distances or he tends to forget about it.
  • George Jetson Job Security: Boss Hostrich is fired in "He's The Sheriff" and subsequently rehired in the following episode, "Bobo Chan."
  • Gold Tooth: Whenever he bears his teeth, one of them is a gold filling.
  • Graceful Loser: After losing the gentleman's duel to the king.
  • I Gave My Word: After losing the gentleman's duel, he accepts his loss and gives the king the bike they stole. Boss Hostrich even snapped at Orangusnake when he tried to stop him from honoring the deal.
  • Nice Hat: Boss Hosstrich wears one. Inverted when he doesn't seem offended after it gets knocked off his head.
  • Southern Gentleman
  • Toothy Bird

Tropes specific to Ratarang

  • Character Tics: Whenever he gets surprised, Ratarang on instinct turns into a boomerang.
  • The Dragon: To Orangusnake as Ratarang seems to be the most faithfully dedicated of the three to his cause.
  • Equippable Ally: Naturally due to being part boomerang.
  • Rambunctious Italian: As showcased in "No Shortcuts".
  • Verbal Tic: As part of his Italian-esque mannerisms, he finishes nearly every sentence with an "over 'ere".
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Ratarang can turn into a boomerang... and that's it. He can't throw himself as a boomerang, he can't home in on targets. He just turns into an otherwise run-of-the-mill boomerang.

Takesgiving Day Thieves

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.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: He's a fox who uses his charismatic, wily charms to convince the Sweetie Pies to give him their stuff in exchange for the purest joy on Takesgiving Day.
  • Fox 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 entirely different thing altogether.
  • 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.
  • Sanity Slippage: Actually starts questioning whether he's the real Rufus and tries pulling on his head as if to take off a mask after Mao Mao tricked him into revealing his true nature.
  • 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.

Voiced by: Rich Fulcher

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

  • 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.
    • 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
Voiced by: Parker Simmons (Bullmozer), Mark Sheppard (Tiny Toad), and Lisa O'Hare (Ratracer)

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.

  • Alliterative Name: Tiny Toad
  • 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.
  • Evil Brit: All of them sport filthy Cockney accents, apart from Badgerclops, who tried to fake his in order to blend in.
  • 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, in a Flashback no less, but Bullmozer and Ratracer especially stand out due to a complete lack of lines even compared to Tiny Toad.
    • However, there later seems to be an explanation for this: Tanya Keys has apparently captured or killed them.
  • Shout-Out: To the cast of The Wind in the Willows.
  • 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.

     Tanya Keys

Voiced by: Ming-Na Wen

A tanuki bounty hunter who is Mao Mao's former partner.

  • Affably Evil: As a trickster bandit and Mao Mao's ex-partner, she frequently enjoys teasing Mao Mao in the hopes of encouraging him to lighten up on the rules.
  • Anti-Hero: As a bounty hunter, she brings criminals to justice while breaking laws she considers to be frivolous.
  • Bounty Hunter: She comes to Pure Heart Valley looking to capture Badgerclops for a reward.
  • Femme Fatale: She enjoys teasing Mao Mao to the point he becomes flustered, and continues to trick him throughout her debuting episode. It is also teased that she once had a "complicated" adult relationship with Mao Mao.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In a Freeze-Frame Bonus, her bounty poster of the Thicket Thieves has the other members with red Xes scrawled over them, implying that she's already either killed or captured them before the episode.
  • Only in It for the Money: Her primary motivation seems to be personal financial gain, but that's pretty much typical for a bounty hunter.
  • Punny Name: "Tanya Keys" sounds a lot like "Tanuki", doesn't it?
  • Tanuki: She's a devious trickster, transforming herself and turning leaves into other objects.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Believes in being good (and getting paid) because she believes that "all laws are made up."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hydra eggs. Whether they’re legalized or not.
  • The Trickster: She loves messing with Mao Mao, trying to get him to see how foolish playing by the rules is.
  • Vocal Dissonance: She has a very mature voice that borders on sultry despite her cute appearance.


Major Monsters

    The Mime Slime

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. Although Badgerclops does refer to it as a "he" once.
  • 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 a 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

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: Its main way of attacking, and is ultimately how it deals with both Badgerclops and Adorabat.

Minor Monsters

    Acid Dinosaur

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: It's 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.

    Bobo Chan 

Big Damn Heroes: Just when the Sky Pirates are about to kill Mao Mao, Badgerclops and Adorabat by throwing them off the cliff, Bobo Chan comes just in time to rescue them and saves Badgerclops when the Sky Pirates try to throw him to his death.

    Pure Heart Valley Pests

Overgrown pests living underneath Pure Heart Valley.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Giant centipedes that are larger than the main heroes, and try to eat them.
  • Creepy Centipedes: They're just about 10x larger as well.
  • Dire Beast: They're quite large and prehistoric-looking for what are essentially giant centipedes.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: Are built up and portrayed as the Final Boss of Mao Mao's perfect adventure...Only to be dealt with pretty easily once Badgerclops comes back. Which makes sense, as they ARE just overgrown pests that the King hasn't gotten around to taking care of yet.
  • Flunky Boss: Attack in a large horde that surrounds the main trio.
  • Fragile Speedster: They're actually quite quick for their size, but are very fragile at that.
  • Subverted Trope: Turns out being overgrown insects won't automatically make you a threat or dangerous predator, as they are just bugs regardless.

    Spike-Tailed Monster

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.

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.
  • No-Sell: It doesn't even notice Mao Mao's frenzied attacks on its toes.

    Jelly Monster

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

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.


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.


The Heroes' Families

    Mao Mao's Family
Voiced by: Clancy Brown (Shin)

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

General Tropes:

  • Always Someone Better: Though a mighty warrior in his own right, it's clear Mao Mao is living in his father and sisters' shadow.
  • Amazon Brigade: Mao Mao's five sisters basically form this as a unit.
  • Badass Family: The Mao 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.
  • Mega Neko: Mao Mao is already the size of a human, but the rest of them are all significant bigger than he is, especially Shin Mao. Shin Mao is actually just wearing armor, though the others seem to actually be larger.

Tropes specific to Shin Mao:

  • Abusive Parents: Of the incredibly neglectful variety. When he isn't just outright ignoring his son (to the extent he frequently mispronounces his name) he's acting incredibly condescending towards him, treating him like he is still just a child. Mao Mao's got...issues as a result of this.
  • Compensating for Something: Shin Mao's obsession with things being as big as possible stems from the fact that he's about the size of a regular cat in a Powered Suit.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Though renowned as a great hero, his parenting skills (at least in regards to his son) leave a lot to be desired.
  • Hypocrite: Shin Mao says it's OK to be small, but is completely obsessed with everything being as big as possible and is revealed to be small himself.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His constant gloating about his own power and size is because he's actually a small cat wearing Powered Armor.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Based on how he reacts to Mao Mao calling him out in "Small", it doesn't seem like Shin Mao ever realized how much his neglect negatively impacted his son.
  • Jerk Ass Realization: In "Small," Mao Mao finally calls his dad out for his behavior, leaving Shin Mao shocked. It does seem to get through to him, as Shin Mao finally acknowledges Mao Mao as a hero, tearfully telling him "You are not small."
  • Malicious Misnaming: In flashbacks, Shin Mao always gets Mao Mao's name wrong, instead calling him names like "Momo" and "Moo Moo"; another indication that he doesn't care about his only son as much as his daughters. He finally gets it right at the end of "Small."
  • Parents as People: It takes Mao Mao confronting his dad for his behavior and asking him if he's afraid of Mao Mao embarrassing him to make Shin Mao realize how badly he's treated his son. Afterwards, he still has trouble expressing himself, but Shin Mao is clearly remorseful for his actions.
  • Parental Favoritism: Shin Mao, from Mao Mao's perspective, generally pays more attention to his daughters than his only son. Due to their larger than normal stature compared to Mao Mao's.
  • Parental Neglect: Shin Mao didn't seem to care all that much about Mao Mao.
    • As mentioned above, he consistently forgets Mao Mao’s name and his age on at least one occasion.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Shin Mao comes off as a good-natured individual, even as he's taking jabs at people (and things) that are smaller than he is. Badgerclops flat-out calls him passive-aggressive, and Orangusnake even says that Shin Mao's constant fatherly disapproval hurts even him.
  • Prosthetic Limb Reveal: Unknown to the public and even his own son, Shin is quite small, and what seems to be a massive body encased in armor is actually Powered Armor.
  • Shout-Out: Looks remarkably similar to Beerus.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: His head is the same size as his son's, but his body is enormous. It's not his real body, though.
  • Your Little Dismissive Diminutive: In "Small", he keeps referring to everything Mao Mao shows him as little. Even when showing him the gigantic Pure Heart Ruby, Shin claims to have seen bigger.

    Bao Bao
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 sapient dog.
  • Animal Nemesis: Mao Mao considers him his greatest enemy, but what limited intelligence Bao Bao possesses isn't put to use understanding that, much less reciprocating it.
  • 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.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Mao Mao's Unreliable Narrator mode showed Bao Bao as a threatening, imposing muscular canine warrior whose eyes couldn't be seen. Bao Bao is anything but and is actually quite adorable (if not just as strong).
  • Furry Confusion: Strangely the only animal in the show who isn't capable of talking and isn't bipedal. He does seem to be sapient (enough to write a message), but most of the time acts like a non-anthropomorphic dog.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Likely was a big reason for Mao Mao choosing him as his pet anyways.
  • Ideal Hero: Mao Mao considered Bao Bao to be this before his "betrayal" due to how he was strong, fast, brave, and largely free of character flaws. It must be stressed that Bao Bao is a non-anthropomorphic dog and this might be due to a matter of capacity rather than choice.
  • Ornamental Weapon: There’s a sword strapped to his back despite his lack of hands. If he has some way to use it, he hasn’t felt the need.
  • Partially Civilized Animal: Bao Bao possesses enough intelligence to recognize an incoming threat and spell out a warning in bones, but most of the time just acts like a real dog.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Mao Mao builds him up as a terrifying, destructive barbarian of a man who will violently and sadistically destroy Pure Heart Valley and everything in his path...Turns out he's just a normal dog. However...
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's so fast and strong that he's able to rip a lamppost right out of the ground.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Not often you see a Shiba Inu in Western media.
  • 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.


Badgerclops' stepbrother.

  • Aw, 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.
  • Jerkass: Used to use stage magic as a way to fleece Badgerclops out of his ice cream money.
  • 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.

Voiced by: Randall Park
Adorabat's father.

Adorabat's deceased Mother.
  • It Runs in the Family: It's implied she is who Adorabat inherited her bold and fearless personality from.
  • Missing Mom: We never see her until the episode "Adoradad", and even then it's only in a family photo, picture frame and flashback scenes. We also learn that she saved Adorabat from a hostile Cave Dragon, which costed Sonara's life and Adorabat's leg.
  • Posthumous Character: Long dead before the series began.