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"All men must choose between two paths. Good is the path of honor, heroism and nobility. Evil... well, it's just cooler."
"I make bad look so good."

Voiced by: Will Ferrell (films), Keith Ferguson (video games)

The villain of the story, but also protagonist. He was sent from his dying homeworld as a baby, and landed in an Earth prison.

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: As a Running Gag, he pronounces Metro City as rhyming with atrocity. It's implied to be a result of learning much of his more complex vocabulary through reading rather than conversation. This is supported when he mentions his childhood and has to force himself to correctly prononuce "school."
  • Actually, I Am Him: When he first confronts Hal as himself, Hal ends up going on a massive Motive Rant where he mentions that he couldn't care less what his "space dad" thinks because Roxanne is going out with some "intellectual dweeb." To provoke him into a fight, Megamind then reveals that not only is he also the Space Dad who taught Hal to use his powers, but he's also the intellectual dweeb dating Roxanne.
  • Affably Evil: He never loses his chipper sense of showmanship when carrying out his evil plans.
  • And Then What?: After defeating Metro Man, he was able to conquer Metro City with everyone being too afraid to fight back. However, he starts getting bored and disillusioned because he had no other goals in life than to defeat Metro Man.
  • Anti-Hero: Gradually morphs into this by the end of the movie. He's certainly not a hero in the traditional sense, and most of the problems he's faced with were his creations in the first place, but he does save the day.
  • Anti-Villain: It quickly becomes apparent that for all his grand evil schemes (most of which go for style over substance), he's not truly playing to win. He's baffled that he actually manages to kill Metro Man and it doesn't take long before he realizes that he needs someone to step up and challenge him.
  • The Atoner: After the end of the movie he becomes a hero to the people as a means to work off his many life sentences.
  • Badass Cape: Stills sports his stylish cape after he becomes a hero.
  • Bad to the Bone: He likes using classical rock for his stylish entries and triumphant outcomes, like the Trope Namer, "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell" and "Welcome to the Jungle."
  • Beneath the Mask: Megamind knows a lot more about the virtues and morals of being a hero than one might expect from a supervillain.
  • Benevolent Boss: Megamind has shown to be a caring leader to his minions. When he’s disguised as Bernard, he apologizes to a small group of robots as he throws a lit bundle of dynamite to maintain his facade.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Megamind is a fool and a clown, but it's heavily implied this is by choice. It's made very clear that while he and Metroman have fought dozens of times, neither one has caused any serious lasting damage to the other. Thus, Megamind and Metroman don't see a need to escalate their conflict and their fights come across as playful gambits rather than life or death duels between good and evil. Then Hal becomes Titan, and Megamind is faced with an opponent that will not only kill him AND the girl they're both in love with, but also cause untold destruction upon Metro City, out of pure spite. As a result he's forced to use everything in his arsenal to survive and save the day, showing himself to be a serious threat if the chips are down.
  • Big Bad: At the beginning of the movie he's this for Metro City. Then Hal gets his powers...
  • Blue Is Heroic: Zigzagged. While Megamind is a notorious supervillain in Metro City it's only because of his troubled childhood and had shown to not be completely amoral. He then becomes an anti-hero in the end.
  • Camp Straight: Megamind is quite fixated on his appearance and clothing. He also has a flair for presentation and drama. He ends up with Roxanne by the end of the movie following a naturally progressing relationship.
  • Captain Ersatz:
    • He's essentially a more sympathetic depiction of the Leader, a major nemesis to the Hulk, with the minor difference of being an alien rather than a mutated human.
    • He could also be considered one to Superman villain Brainiac, due to being a hyper-intelligent, Amazing Technicolor Population, bald alien.
  • Child Prodigy: Megamind was able to build inventions before he hit puberty.
    Megamind: While they were learning the Itsy-Bitsy Spider; I learned how to dehydrate animate objects and rehydrate them at will.
  • Childhood Friends: Ever since their infancy, he and Minion have been tight-knit companions.
  • Complexity Addiction: Really loves to keep his plans complicated, even when it would be easier to take a more pragmatic approach. This plays into the fact that he doesn't actually expect to win. He sheds this by the end of the movie where his plan is much simpler: have Minion rescue Roxanne while he distracts Hal. After that fails, he's improvising.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Grows more into this for every plan that ended in failure.
  • Create Your Own Hero: After killing Metro Man, he becomes bored with victory and decides to make Hal into a new hero to oppose him. Unfortunately, Hal proves to be the worst person to make into a superhero.
  • Dark Is Evil: His skin is blue and he wears all black with spikes, to contrast with Metro Man's human-like complexion and all-white, tasseled ensemble.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even after his Heel–Face Turn, Megamind still sports his blue and black suit.
  • Designated Villain: In-Universe, and he based almost his whole identity around it.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: His pod door shut right before his father finished saying "You're destined for great things." This made Megamind desperate to figure out what his destiny is, and after many false starts, he decides his destiny is to be the best at being the worst. This in turn leads to existential despair when he believes he killed Metro Man, since his purpose seems to have been lost. In the end, he ultimately decides to find purpose in being Metro City's new hero and protector.
  • Determinator: One of Megamind's defining traits is that he never gives up. Roxanne even describes it as being his best quality, that he will never run from a fight even when he knows he has absolutely no chance of winning.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Justified, as he was more invested in the quality of his battles with Metro Man than he was in actually killing his foe, so he never really considered what he would do if the Final Battle ever occurred in his favor. When asked what his plans are once he arrives at City Hall to announce his takeover of Metro City, he stalls for a moment with a vague non-committal threat, before ultimately saying he'll get back to the citizens about that later.
  • Ditzy Genius: Quite the brainiac who has a habit of mispronouncing words and not beta-testing his evil plans.
  • Drama Queen: Feels that presentation and suspense are essential to being a super-villain.
    (Amidst a grand performance of Guns & Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle")
    Hal/Titan: This city isn't big enough for two supervillains!
    Megamind: Oh, you're a villain alright! Just not a super one!
    Hal/Titan: Yeah? What's the difference?
    (Megamind appears on the tongue of a large light fixture of his face comprised of his legion of Brainbots)
    Megamind: PRESENTATION!
  • Dr. Brainpart: While not his actual birth name, Megamind is adequate given both Megamind's huge head (both in the literal and figurative sense) and how much of a genius he is.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He never really meant to kill Metro Man and he was happy that he was actually alive. He also refused to actually hurt Roxanne when he captured her numerous times, even apparently letting her go as soon as Metro Man is "killed."
    • Played for Laughs during the training session with Titan, which involves him melting the head off of a Megamind dummy with his heat vision. Cut to Megamind (in disguise) with a look of shock and horror on his face.
    • Unlike Hal, he's able to accept being rejected by a woman he loves, no matter how much it hurts.
    • He tells off Hal for missing their scheduled fight, for using his powers to commit robbery, and for being a "fool."
      Megamind: [in disgust] I can't believe you. All your gifts, all your powers, and you... you squander them for your own personal gain!
  • Evil Counterpart: He and Metro Man are both aliens that were sent to Earth to escape their dying star system, but while Metro Man became a superpowered hero, Megamind became an intellectual supervillain.
  • Evil Feels Good: At first, but it's more because, as a child, he realized he had a sense of identity at being the "bad kid" and decided to embrace it and be the baddest kid possible. He was more "doing evil" because that's what's expected from the villain rather than him getting a satisfying feeling from "being evil."
  • Evil Genius: He relies on his skill as a Gadgeteer Genius to carry out his plans.
  • Evil Gloating: Lapses into this every now and again. He also invokes it when he needs to get a rise out of Hal.
  • Evil Is Hammy: What's the difference between a villain and a supervillain? PRESENTATION!
  • Evil Overlord: Megamind literally called himself "Evil Overlord."
  • Evil Virtues: Namesake aside, Megamind's defining characteristic is his Determination. He didn't rack up all those life-sentences by giving up.
  • Evil Wears Black: Tastefully mixed with dark blue.
  • Friendless Background: He grew up constantly ostracized and was very much the odd man out at school, due more to his appearance (at least at first) than an apparent knack for villainy.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Metro Man. Even though his schemes involved trying to defeat Metro Man, Megamind was genuinely upset that his lifelong foe was supposedly dead. He went to the Metro Man Museum where he brought flowers and mournfully talked about how much he missed Metro Man while having his Brainbots prepare to use explosives to destroy it because it 'brings back too many bad memories'. Fortunately, Roxanne's presence and his own emotional turmoil prevent the plan from being carried out.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He built an escape trike out of license plates and a binky. When he was a toddler.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil:
    • Realizing he needs a new enemy with Metro Man apparently dead, Megamind grants superpowers to low-level cameraman/slacker Hal to become Titan. Megamind figures that anyone granted powers will naturally use them to become a hero and help the city. Instead of a hero, Hal turns into a greater menace than Megamind ever was. It never occurs to Megamind that someone with the power to do great good would choose to do great evil instead.
    Megamind: I can't believe you. All your gifts, all your powers, and you... you squander them for your own personal gain!
    • Also, when he discovers Metro Man faked his death in hopes of escaping his persona, free of the pressure of being a hero, Megamind is stunned, unable to accept that anyone so beloved by the masses of Metrocity like Metro Man would ever give it up for a "normal" life. More like Good Cannot Comprehend Neutrality, in this case.
  • Good Feels Good: What he comes to discover during his budding relationship with Roxanne.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes every failure as a learning experience, no matter how far-fetched his victory may be. When he actually has a victory, he's as shocked as anyone.
    "There's a benefit to losing: you get to learn from your mistakes."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Sports a very large and expressive pair of literally green eyes that symbolize both his secretly romantic moral character and his envy for the successful, normal lives of others.
  • Harmless Villain: He's not really incompetent, nor does he angst or feel bad about being bad. However, he doesn't really try to actively hurt any citizens, the closest being the crocodile/alligator pit which was more bait than anything. He doesn't have any ambition beyond simply taking over a single city, was going up against a comically overpowered hero, and wasn't seriously trying to battle said hero or take said city in the first place, but to put that notion forward to entertain everyone's time.
  • Happily Adopted: The prison inmates who raised Megamind from infancy were all kind, supportive and seemed to have his best interests at heart.
  • Heel: Styles himself as one. Submits himself to the tropes of a Classic Villain and enjoys putting on a show even though he's more of Punch-Clock Villain. Part of the plot revolves around what happens when a heel faces a true villain.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The entire movie is based around his Inverted Protagonist Journey to Villain.
  • Heel Realization: He gets one when Titan captures Roxanne and uses her as bait to lure Megamind out of prison. Megamind begs the Warden to release him, saying "sorry" for the first time ever, and admitting he's done horrible things but Roxanne shouldn't pay for them. Fortunately, it was Minion in disguise he was talking to, helping to mend the divide between the two of them as well.
    "I don't blame you. I terrorized the city countless times. Created a hero who's turned out to be a villain. I lied to Roxanne. My best friend Minion... I treated like dirt. Please don't make this city... don't make Roxanne pay for my wrongdoings."
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Most of his wardrobe (including his boots) has an inclination to leather of some kind.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Minion, since infanthood. They are each other's best friend, closest ally, and partner-in-crime.
  • Hidden Depths: Megamind's confrontation with Hal after his Face–Heel Turn shows that Megamind fully understands the role and virtues of the hero. He is utterly disgusted with Hal's complete unwillingness to be a good hero. This foreshadows his Heel–Face Turn at the climax.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Megamind's entire "villain" role. He acts like a villain, but deep down he is a good person. He's just playing as a villain to entertain everyone's time, and when he comes face-to-face with a true villain who will not only cause destruction out of spite, but also try and kill him and Roxanne, he immediately does everything he can to stop him before he destroys Metro City, greatly showing concern for the people of Metro City.
  • High Collar of Doom: He loves this trope. It's even on his pajamas. He even turns up his prison collar.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Played With in the Cold Open of the movie — while he's in prison, the prisoners seem to genuinely care for him, while Metro Man's adoptive father, at least, doesn't seem to have even registered his son's existence.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Lampshaded by Roxanne and Minion, who both recognize that Hal Stewart is the worst person to give superpowers to.
  • I Hate Past Me: Played for laughs when he fights Mega-Megamind, who has his old evil personality downloaded into him.
    Megamind: The old me is so annoying!
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Naturally, anyone ostracized by society at large nearly their entire lives would be pretty affection-starved. Especially evident when Roxanne first hugs him.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: When he was a child, he tries his best to make friends with his classmates. No matter what, he was always pushed away.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: While Megamind certainly steals the show as Metro City's #1 supervillain, odds are he only got this title because he's the only villain in Metro City. His track record in fighting Metro Man is comically lopsided in Metro Man's favor, his only "victory" being when he kills Metro Man with his Death Ray, a victory revealed to have been staged on Metro Man's part. This could be a sign that he was not meant for villainy like he originally thought, becoming Metro City's newest hero when he wins the day against Titan.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Despite Megamind's boasts, he actually has a pretty low opinion of himself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's overly dramatic and can be immature, but is actually a good person.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: Megamind loves classic rock and pop from the '70s and '80s, such as Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Michael Jackson. He adopts them when he wants to make a dramatic entrance.
  • Large Ham: He revels in the trappings of being an "evil mastermind," from "The Black Mamba!" to weaponizing his hamminess as "PRESENTATION!"
  • Last of His Kind: His parents, along with Megamind's original home, were sucked into a black hole.
  • Lean and Mean: His oversized dome aside, he's incredibly lean and slender. This contrasts with Metro Man's Heroic Build.
  • Leitmotif: George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone", which is neatly woven into the score and plays in almost every scene he's being featured, whether openly or subtly.
  • Loser Protagonist: He's a Villain Protagonist in a world where good triumphs over evil regularly. Him being a loser is a recurring theme in the film, his constant failures in his eternal fight against Metro Man making the hero's supposed death a dramatic shift in the film's setting. He eventually realizes that Victory Is Boring and attempts to create a new hero to defeat him, only for it to Go Horribly Wrong when his creation turns evil. This, combined with the kindness Roxanne shows him as Bernard, is what spurs him to win his first true victory as a hero.
  • Mad Scientist: Courtesy of being an Evil Genius.
  • Made of Iron: Despite his thin, wiry body, his alien constitution is pretty durable considering he survives a punch from Titan that causes him to fly 100 feet backwards and crack a concrete wall with the force of the impact.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Camp Straight alien Feminine Boy to Roxanne's career-orientated, no-nonsense Intrepid Reporter Masculine Girl.
  • My Brain Is Big: Much is made of his intelligence and his ridiculously huge cranium.
  • Necessarily Evil: Megamind decides to become a villain after he understands that the position of The Cape has been filled by Metro Man, who needs a Foil.
  • Never My Fault: His Fatal Flaw is that he can never admit he's wrong or sorry. The most he can manage is "I was less right" towards Minion about dating Roxanne. He finally manages a sincere apology to the Warden and Minion when Titan kidnaps and threatens Roxanne.
  • Noble Demon: Although his villainous showmanship causes mayhem and collateral damage, Megamind's plans never seem to be intentionally vindictive, his primary weapon (his dehydration gun) is non-lethal, and he never goes out of his way to harm anyone, not even Roxanne. Even when she nearly falls into his "EXCITING" alligator pit, his first instinct is to pull her back while disguised as Bernard. His actions are simply part of the show.
  • Nominal Villain: As a child, Megamind was raised by criminals and had his attempts at making friends met with rejection due to his appearance and the trouble caused by his inventions. He decided to become a villain because that was what society expected from him and he thought that was the only thing he was good at. Roxanne wasn't even scared when he kidnapped her because she knew Megamind wouldn't hurt her differently from Hal, whose actions she couldn't predict after he became Titan.), hinting that he didn't kill people... until Metro Man's death. And Megamind didn't even expect him to die, he was as shocked as everyone, before celebrating his victory, and regretted that afterwards. After he starts dating Roxanne in disguise, he gives back the art he stole from the museum and cleans up the city because she complained of the trash in the park. And, after Hal decides to become a villain, Megamind does everything he can to stop him and atone for his mistakes.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: The entire reason he creates Titan after Metro Man disappears.
  • No Infantile Amnesia: Remembers his entire origin, which began when he was eight days old.
  • No Social Skills: Owing to being a super villain raised in a prison since childhood, he's not very good with people. He gets better when disguised as Bernard.
  • Official Couple: With Roxanne.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes Titan is actually intent on killing him rather than taking him to jail.
  • Perky Goth: Wears a lot of black, has spikes on his costume, and can be quite energetic.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Both the capes he makes, and those he swipes from Metro Man.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Megamind literally gives himself the title of "Evil Overlord," but beyond stealing money he doesn't need or making minor vandalism, he does not commit actual actions of an Evil Overlord.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Megamind is more a villain because that's what he feels he is expected to be and that's what he's good at. His "battles" with Metro Man are more like two acquaintances playing their roles than a life-or-death fight between a hero and his arch-nemesis.
  • Raised by Orcs: When he landed on Earth, Megamind was raised by the inmates of a maximum-security prison. To their credit, they did as well by him as they could and seemed to have his best interests at heart.
  • Redemption Promotion: Was a Harmless Villain in his battles with Metro Man. When he steps up to the plate against Hal, he finally has a reason to win and Took a Level in Badass.
  • Rotten Rock & Roll: He likes to accompany his villainous acts with rock songs.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Used as a brief gag.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: In the opening, Megamind refers to Roxanne as "the girl of his dreams," and his flashbacks suggest that she truly is the only girl he has eyes for.
  • Smug Smiler: His smugness can all be seen on one of his smiles.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Titan sees through Megamind's Metro Man disguise due to Megamind's Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable.
  • Society Is to Blame: Downplayed. Megamind was literally raised in a prison by the inmates (because apparently Social Services Does Not Exist) and when he went to school he was ostracized for looking different and creating inventions that happened to be a bit buggy, even though he made them trying to gain acceptance. Eventually he decided that if he couldn't be accepted, he'd be a villain instead. It's mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Less prominent than some other Evil Overlords, but there.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Megamind grows up to look like his father—with a similar beard, nose shape, and ears. Megamind also resembles his mom—with green eyes.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Megamind has a seemingly skinny, frail body, but being an alien, he's surprisingly durable. Granted, he's no Metro Man when it comes to physical strength, but he was strong enough to punch Tighten HARD ENOUGH TO BREAK A SAW BLADE without breaking his hand, and survived being thrown against a wall hard enough to crack the cement.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: He decided that if he was going to be treated like the bad boy, then he'd be the baddest boy of them all. Happens again later after being rejected by Roxanne.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tries to invoke this after getting dumped by Roxanne, but the effect deflates a bit when the new hero doesn't even show up. Plays it straight when he shows up to rescue Roxanne, with Minion and his entire army of brainbots in tow. As Megamind himself stated, he finally had a reason to win.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: At the end, he learns that Good Feels Good.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes the new hero for Metro City.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His disintegrator ray is actually a modified version of his binky his parents gave him as a baby. Before they died, along with the rest of his people and home planet.
  • Tragic Villain: Megamind is essentially a case study on how society's All of the Other Reindeer mentality and a mixture of Born Unlucky, I Just Want to Be Loved and low self-esteem due to the latter push someone to villainy. Megamind never wanted to be evil, but became so purely because he thought that was all he could ever be.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When he was a kid, he just wanted to make friends.
  • Villain Protagonist: Downplayed and deconstructed. He becomes a villain only when trying to find his true purpose in life, but not to the extent where he wants to directly kill people like the psychopath Hal turned out to be; and whether he was destined to be a villain rather than a hero is unknown. But regardless of how he became known as a villain, by the end of the film, he rises up morally against his own creation and concludes himself to be a hero instead.
  • Villain Respect: Has nothing but respect for Metro Man and after deciding to become a hero himself, he feels he cannot live up to Metro Man's legacy. The two could have easily been friends if they didn't insist on playing out their tired hero/villain roles.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He admits that, unlike Metro Man, he doesn't have amazing physical prowess or super powers, but he makes up for it by being an extraordinary Gadgeteer Genius who is capable of Xanatos Speed Chess.
  • Wise Old Folk Façade: He uses a holographic watch to disguise himself as a glowing white-haired old man, in order to train a new Arch-Nemesis. Later, Megamind reveals the deception to goad his mentee into fighting him.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: Bernard thinks he's somebody in a costume, says the real Megamind's head isn't that big, and mistakes the dehydration gun for a cheap replica.

"I may not know much, but I do know this: The bad guy doesn't get the girl!"
"Just a few minor alterations, sir, and I will be done with your most terrifying cape yet! I'm calling it: The Black Mamba..."

Voiced by: David Cross (films), Drew Massey (video games)

Megamind's friend from his homeworld, a small fish designed as his minion.

  • Affably Evil: Even moreso than Megamind. In fact, he quite possibly has the most pleasant personality of the entire cast.
  • Badass Biker: When he's disguised as Megamind.
  • Bait-and-Switch: After donning his Paper-Thin Disguise for Hal, Megamind gives him a look. This prompts a Defensive "What?". Megamind's response? "You look fantastic."
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Played with. For the most part, he takes his boss' screw-ups — and blaming for the screw-ups — in stride, but he still has his exasperated moments.
    Roxanne: (to Megamind) Your plan's failing! Just admit it.
    Minion: Yeah, good luck with that one...
  • The Big Guy: After his Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Brute: Thanks to his mecha suit, Minion has quite a muscular body.
  • Childhood Friends: Ever since their infancy, he and Megamind have been tight-knit companions.
  • The Dragon: As Megamind's right hand man, he is this.
  • Dub Name Change: His French name is Nounou, meaning "Nanny."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Though he's more of a Punch-Clock Villain, even he is horrified upon seeing that Titan turned out to be a far eviler villain than Megamind will ever be as he watches in distress as Titan brings an unspeakable level of destruction upon Metro City on TV.
  • Evil Minion: Though he's a lot nicer, and has a lot more personality, than the standard example.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Along with Megamind.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Megamind, since infanthood. They are each other's best friend, closest ally, and partner-in-crime.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Megamind's parents first referred to him as "minion" and the name just stuck.
  • The Lancer: In contrast to Megamind's eventual status as The Hero.
  • Last of His Kind: Played With. It's unclear if Minion is a species or a creation. Megamind's parents gave him to their son as a minion before their planet's destruction, so it's likely that there won't be any more Minions.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: It's reasonable to assume that Megamind would've wound up far worse a villain than he did without Minion's companionship.
  • Meaningful Name: Minion is Megamind's number one minion.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He's so pleasant throughout the entire film, that it's highly likely that he went along with Megamind's evil plans less because of being evil and more because it seemed to make his master/friend happy.
  • Mission Control: In Ultimate Showdown, he provides helpful hints to Megamind during Megamind's quest.
  • Mobile Fishbowl: He's a fish-like alien in a large mecha-suit.
  • Morality Chain: It's pretty much a given that if Minion wasn't Megamind's friend, that the said supervillain would be a lot worse.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Almost always unquestionably loyal to Megamind. He wants to be a villain? Minion is the best henchman Megamind could ask for. He now wants to be a hero? Then Minion is now the best sidekick Megamind could ask for.
  • Nice Guy: Yes, even as a villain's henchman. And an alien-angler-in-ape-mecha-suit monstrosity.
  • Only Friend: Again, to Megamind.
  • Only Sane Man: He's only second to Roxanne. Megamind gets offended when Minion and Roxanne agree that he could learn to admit he was wrong once in a while.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The only time Yes-Man Minion ever tells Megamind "no" is to try to prevent him from going on a date with Roxanne, since he (correctly) fears that he'll get hurt.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Merely dons a frilly pink apron over his gorilla mecha suit to be Hal's "Space Step-mom."
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Minion is actually a nice guy.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Just like his master.
  • Troll: While posing as the Warden, he deliberately miscalculates Megamind's life sentences and winks at him when Megamind is begging to be released to save Roxanne. He only reveals himself when Megamind gives a sincere apology, admits he did wrong by his only friend and begs for Roxanne's life.
  • Verbal Tic: He calls Megamind "sir."
  • Villainous Friendship: With Megamind. Minion's Undying Loyalty to his boss is his most prominent virtue.
  • What Were You Thinking?: His attempts to dissuade Megamind usually run along this mindset. Such as with recreating Metro Man.
  • Yes-Man: As described by the filmmakers: "He might suggest that jumping off a building isn't the best idea, but in the end, he wouldn't stop [Megamind]; he would just race to the bottom and build a net."

    Metro Man
"You know, little buddy, there's a yin for every yang. If there's bad, good will rise up against it. It's taken me a long time to find my calling. Now it's about time that you find yours."
"The greatest honor you've given me is letting me serve you, the helpless people of Metro City. And at the end of every day, well, I often ask myself: Who would I be without you?"

Voiced by: Brad Pitt (film), Rick Pasqualone (Mega Team Unite)

Megamind's rival, also sent from his dying homeworld as a baby. The difference is, he landed in a rich home.

  • Alliterative Name: Metro Man. Later Music Man.
  • Born Lucky: In-contrast to Megamind, whose hard life drove him to become a villain, Metro Man had it much better - or so it seems. His escape pod landed into the home of an obscenely wealthy family who raised him, he was the popular kid in his class, he has a Flying Brick power-set that made him perfect as the Ideal Hero and it is implied that he had never lost a fight because of them. This could potentially be a subversion; his adoptive father didn't even seem to register his existence, whereas Megamind's prison family was genuinely affectionate and nurturing (even the Warden was a well-meaning if stern fatherly figure). He admits that none of the fame, wealth and raw power gave him any happiness and that he only became a hero because it was expected of him, deciding to quit when he came to this realization. Ironically, the one thing he truly wants to be is a musician, but he's terrible at providing lyrics for it.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: During their childhood, Metro Man would frequently act like a Smug Super jerk to Megamind.
  • Broken Ace: Despite being a beloved hero with amazing superpowers, he realizes that he was pushed into the role of the hero by the expectations of the people around him, like Megamind was that of the villain. Oh, and he had absolutely no secret identity, so he had no time off. Using his Super Speed to slow time relative to himself, he tries to clear his mind at a park and with self-help books but is unable to break out of his malaise, with it occurring to him that he's never really had a choice over his own life. He then fakes his own death so he could retire and decide his own path.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Wears a giant, white "M" on his superhero suit.
  • Bully Turned Buddy: In their youth, he bullied Megamind and unknowingly pushed Megamind into being a villain because of Metro Man's bullying. In their adulthood, Metro Man did see the good in Megamind and encouraged him to be hero when nobody else did.
  • The Cape: Wears an actual cape and is the good guy, even if it does wear on him, to the point where Megamind is utterly aghast that someone could fail to live up to his example when he creates Titan.
  • Captain Ersatz: He's almost a carbon copy of Superman. More specifically the Superdickery and seemingly limitless power-level makes him one for Silver Age Superman. His backstory also takes a couple of cues from Batman, namely that he was adopted by a rich family.
  • Chick Magnet: Many of the ladies go ga-ga over him.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Nothing can hurt him, and he has enough power to defeat anyone that would desire to fight him. However, this is also deconstructed since it only worked to eventually making him grow bored of his job as a hero.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Downplayed. While a good guy, Metro Man is much more of a Smug Super who acts like a jerk to Megamind, who's more of an Anti-Villain out of expectancy than being truly evil like Luthor or Brainiac. And Metro Man fakes his death because he's tired of heroism since it's something he felt was thrust upon him, compared to Superman enjoying being a hero for the sake of it. He does wise up to his more jerkish tendencies as time passes.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Despite all his fame and power, it is eventually revealed that Metro Man has been in the same aimless, unfulfilled state of mind as his nemesis Megamind for a very long time. Tired of playing out the same old silly charades, he decides to take matters into his own hands for the first time when he decides to fake his death and forge his own destiny.
  • The Dreaded: Megamind and Minion are terrified when they think Metro Man is about to arrive to save Roxanne. Even Titan craps his pants when Megamind disguised as Metro Man threatens him. Although he can be quite silly and is a generally very friendly soul, considering what he’s capable of, this is very justified.
  • Dreadful Musician: He can play the guitar pretty well in a nice beat, but has a bit of trouble providing good lyrics; even Megamind and Roxanne lampshade this.
    Metro Man: (singing while playing the guitar well) I have eyes, that can see, right through leeeeeaaad....
    Roxanne: You're horrible!
    Megamind: Granted, you have talent! But there's a madman out there destroying our... YOUR city!
  • Enemy Mine: Subverted. Even when Hal threatens the city, Metro Man refuses to help, wisely expecting (or perhaps knowing) that Megamind would step up to get the job done.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Metro Man has both male and female citizens fawning over him.
  • Evil Gloating: Subverted. The film begins with him sending a mocking present (complete with an insulting note) to Megamind after he gets thrown into prison yet again. In fact, it was a Batman Gambit by the supervillain himself, and Metro Man had nothing to do with it. In reality, Metro Man likes and respects Megamind far too much to pull a stunt like that.
  • Extreme Doormat: Despite being the strongest being on the planet, he could never turn down people's expectations of him or stop playing Cops and Robbers with Megamind. Realizing that his role as a hero cost him his individuality, he faked his death so he can be a musician and finally live his life the way he wants to.
  • Faking the Dead: His 'corpse' was just a prop skeleton from a nearby nursing school he wrapped in his cape and tossed at Megamind's lair.
  • Flying Brick: The classic Superman power-set, to Silver Age extents.
  • Foil: To Megamind. Both are the last of their kind and came to Earth. However, while Megamind was bullied, and later, feared by the citizens of Metro City, Metro Man was revered and loved. And later on, it turns out that both of them were pushed into roles they didn't want: Megamind as a villain and Metro Man as a hero. Their childhoods are also an interesting study in contrasts — Metro Man landed in the rich home, but his adoptive father at least completely ignored him (his obliviousness being Played for Laughs), and while Megamind landed in prison, the prisoners are shown to have taken an active and kindly role in raising him, resulting in a fairly sweet-natured kid (who retained that fundamentally sweet nature into adulthood, under the supervillain mask).
  • Friendly Enemy: To Megamind. Throughout their entire lives, they’ve been “enemies” with Megamind doing something wrong and Metro Man stepping in and stopping him. However, despite everything that’s happened between them, Metro Man respects Megamind and believes that he can be whatever he wants, not what society wants. He's even called him "buddy."
  • Hero Antagonist: He's the beloved hero who stops the feared Villain Protagonist.
  • Heroic Build: Is a superhero with a ridiculously buff physique.
  • Heroic Fatigue: A variation. He wasn't sick of helping people, but felt like he never had a true choice in the matter and decided to retire by faking his death.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He seems like a classic Superman Expy and parody; invincible, tireless, and fairly flat character-wise. As it is, though, he's revealed to be depressed by the way he and Megamind just keep going through the same old routine, and how he never had any choice in being a hero, the same way Megamind didn't in being a villain — both were doing what society expected of them.
    • He's also much more insightful than he appears to be, being the first person to notice Megamind's capacity for good, which he encourages.
  • Human Alien: Like Megamind, he's also from a faraway planet. Unlike Megamind, aside from the ridiculously buff physique, he looks pretty much human.
  • Hunk: A huge superhero with handsome features.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He's tired of being the Hero just because it's expected of him, so he fakes his death and goes into hiding so he can be left alone to do his own thing. Given that it's implied he never had a secret identity, and thus no time off, this is understandable.
  • Invincible Hero: There's really nothing Megamind could ever do against him (incompetence not withstanding). Metro Man later reveals he can simply use his Super Speed to move far far faster than normal time for as long as he wants.
  • It's All About Me: Metro Man has this problem. As a kid, he was the center of attention and believed it was his way or the highway, even when Megamind tried to emulate him out of admiration. Later, the burden of being a hero had burned him out because he felt that he had to appease everyone, so he thought it would be a great idea to fake his death and let Megamind win. When Roxanne and Megamind beg for his help, he refuses to and indicates that Megamind should step up to stop Hal - though his "good will always rise up" speech does at least imply that if Megamind had failed, he would have stepped in.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: As the most powerful being in the world, Metro Man was thrown into the role as a hero and protector by birthright. For all of his and Megamind's lives, they were forced to play the role of cops and robbers in a series of non-lethal fighting where Metro Man would defeat Megamind and send him back to jail. After all this time, Metro Man started feeling exhausted by the endless battles and repetitiveness, he was also exhausted by the expectations set upon him by the public and he decided to give up being a hero and pursue his dream of being a musician... by faking his death and hiding in his old school.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Somewhat. He was a Smug Super who as a child used to bully Megamind. As an adult, he's still a bit smug (and since he's more or less invincible, one can see why he would be), though it's a touch ambiguous how much of that is him putting on a show. However, he was apparently genuinely good friends with Roxanne, he does care for the citizens of Metro City, and when he's going incognito, he seems to be a genuinely Nice Guy. Additionally, once he got to know Megamind, he saw the potential in him, and is truly proud of Megamind becoming Metro City's new defender.
  • Karma Houdini: He did fake his death and leave the city in the hands of Megamind, as Roxanne points out angrily, and even Megamind is a touch appalled at. While he was an excellent judge of Megamind's character and probably knew that he'd never escalate beyond Poke the Poodle behaviour, it was irresponsible, regardless of his Hollywood Midlife Crisis. More seriously, he refuses to confront Titan, instead leaving it to Megamind. But the worst Roxanne can do to him is smash his guitars at him and yell, because there really is nothing she or Megamind can do to make Metro Man face consequences for his actions. His "good always rises up" does imply that he might have intervened had Megamind failed to defeat Titan, but we never see it. In the ending, he briefly speaks to a couple when they ask him to step aside so their child can see. After speaking to them; the couple starts murmuring to each other as if they are beginning to recognize him, indicating that Metro Man's privacy won't last forever. He and his classmates in pre-school were also never punished for the bullying they did to Megamind and he was always praised for it.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Subverted; he claims copper is his weakness, but he's just lying so he can fake his own death.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Has one big jaw for his crime-fighting.
  • Last of His Kind: Like Megamind, Metro Man is (presumably given the reference, though we never actually see his homeworld destroyed) the last of his alien species.
  • Light Is Good: Wears all white, in contrast with Megamind's black ensemble, and he's ultimately a genuine Nice Guy who sees Megamind's true potential long before anyone else.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Being a Superman Substitute, he's strong enough to lift buildings, fast enough to stop time and nothing can even remotely hurt him.
  • Lonely at the Top: He's been venerated by all since he was a kid, but his immense fame and wealth have only left him feeling empty and restricted.
  • Nice Guy: As an adult, he's shown to be a pretty nice guy when he's not playing to the crowd - he's kind to Megamind when they meet again and despite being in hiding is largely happy to see him again, demonstrates extraordinary faith in his better nature (which he'd figured out long before anyone else), and lets Roxanne berate him and smash various objects on him without one word of argument.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Roxanne. Although she's the Lois Lane to his Superman Substitute, she confirms they were never anything more than just friends.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He has no secret identity. This turns out to be part of his problem, as he never, ever got the chance to switch off, leaving him horribly burnt out and, beneath the mask, deeply depressed. note 
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: After faking his death, he tries to make a new identity for himself but it's not done very well. He still keeps his "M.M." logo and just changes his name to "Music Man", he grows out his beard into stubble, and he dresses in civil clothes. Megamind and Roxanne are able to identify him immediately but the public appears to have more trouble but it's implied that a couple, in the end, is starting to piece together his identity. Ironically, Music Man has to go into the public eye with his music in order to get the attention of a talent scout, which means someone will inevitably recognize him as Metro Man.
  • Peek-a-Boo Corpse: One that turns out to be little more than a model skeleton wrapped in a white sheet.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: The press assumed he was sweet on Roxanne, but he's not her type.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Deconstructed. If he was the actual protagonist of the story, he would be justified in his actions — bullying Megamind and unofficially expelling him from school for a childish prank, juggling babies for fun, faking his death, making the city grieve, and refusing to stop a new supervillain (though he does imply that if Megamind doesn't succeed, he will). As it is with Megamind as the Villain Protagonist, however, Roxanne calls him out for his selfishness. Megamind also points out that "Mr. Goody Two-Shoes" could do no wrong and that if not for the guy, maybe he wouldn't have become a villain. It's also worth noting that the underlying message is that it was society's fault - young Megamind lacked any kind of positive support, whereas young Metro Man lacked anyone to correct his behaviour.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Fought evil because it was the only thing he knew how to do. Eventually he opts out.
  • Reformed Bully: He used to bully Megamind along with the other kids at their school, but by the time they are adults he has come to see their relationship as more of a friendly rivalry.
  • Retired Badass: Officially gives up his life as a superhero. Later averted in Mega Team Unite, where he is part of the Mega Squad.
  • The Rival: Megamind has viewed him as this since they were young boys.
  • Screw Destiny: A decidedly morally ambiguous one that the film's narrative doesn't clearly support or condemn. On the one hand, he finally outgrows society's expectations of him and can live his own life his way for the first time. On the other hand, his decision to completely turn his back on Metro City leaves a power vacuum that results in chaos under the reigns of Megamind and Titan, and his decision to start a music career is portrayed in a rather fatuous light. However, his words of encouragement help to strengthen Megamind's resolve to change his own destiny for the better (and he does imply with that same speech that if Megamind failed, he would step in), and he never receives any punishment.
  • Secretly Selfish: Justified. The reason why he left being a superhero was because he came to the realization that he only did it because it was expected of him, faking his own death and leaving Metro City to Megamind's mercy to pursue his passion for music. When Roxanne and Megamind find out about this, he refuses on the grounds that As Long as There Is Evil, good will rise to meet it (i.e., "new evil means a new hero will show up") - though that can also be taken as a backhanded implication that if Megamind doesn't succeed, he will step in.
  • Slave to PR: He's the person society wants him to be, not the person he wants to be.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He looks and sounds like a chiseled meathead, if an amiable one. However, he's also a Master Actor (at least, enough to hide his burnout and depression), comes up with a way to successfully fake his death on the spur of the moment, and at some point, he's implied to have personally built his luxurious underground bunker, which Megamind never found out about. Above all, however, he proves to be an extremely acute judge of character, figuring out before anyone else what kind of person Megamind truly is capable of being.
  • Smug Super: Started off as one. He grew out of it and ultimately aspires to be anything but super.
  • So Proud of You: A disguised Metro Man to Megamind, though the latter never hears it.
  • Starting a New Life: He pretends to be vaporized so he can pursue a... erm... "music" career.
  • Stepford Smiler: Deep down, he was unhappy with his life and career.
  • Stripped to the Bone: Subverted. That wasn't actually his skeleton.
  • Stupid Good: Zig-Zagged. He's much more cunning and creative than he appears to be, putting on a very convincing mask as the ultimate Superman-style hero to conceal the sheer extent of his burn out and depression, and at least where Megamind is concerned, he's an exceptional judge of character. On the other hand, despite this intelligence, he shares Megamind's complete lack of common sense: despite being the most powerful being on Earth, the best idea that comes to his mind to escape his role as a hero is to fake his death and go into hiding. Bit drastic but understandable, however, he chooses to keep his logo of "M.M," only changes his name to "Music Man," makes no real effort to change his identity or accent and he still chooses to stay in Metro City. Ironically, if he really wants to be musician then he has to make public appearances so he'll be noticed by a talent scout (where someone will inevitably recognize him as Metro Man). When Megamind and Roxanne find him in his old school, they recognize him immediately and it's implied by the ending that the couple are starting to recognise him through his accent.
  • Superdickery: The reason the trailer portrays him as a Smug Super. To be fair he was pretty smug as a kid and acts quite smug as an adult. The latter is mostly an act.
  • Superman Substitute: Basically Superman with Elvis' aesthetic. The crucial difference turns out to be that he has no secret identity, and is completely burned out as a result.
  • Super Speed: At his top speed, the world effectively stands still. He had a mini-breakdown, read an entire self-help book (and probably more than one), had an epiphany and planned his fake death all in the time it took for a video camera to advance to the next frame. According to the movie's trivia track, Metro Man's speed reaches 3,226 miles per hour! (and if anything, that is probably a colossal underestimate).
  • Super Strength: Can smash through anything without so much as a scratch.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He went from bullying Megamind in their childhood to genuinely being proud of him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: According to himself, his weakness is copper. Turns out, he was lying. What his real weakness is, if he even has one, is anyone's guess.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Roxanne calls him out for intentionally leaving Metro City at the hands of Megamind. However, he knows Megamind better than anybody and likely (and correctly) figured that the city wouldn't be in any serious danger.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Believes this of Megamind after he declines his and Roxanne's pleas to help out against Titan.

    Roxanne Ritchi
"We can beat Titan ourselves! I say we go back to the evil lair, grab some ray guns, hold him sideways and just go all gangsta on him."
"Could somebody stamp my frequent kidnapping card?"

Voiced by: Tina Fey (film), Megan Hollingshead (games)

Megamind's standard kidnapping victim, and a reporter for KMPC News 8.

  • Action Survivor: The most normal of the cast and has seen every one of Megamind's tricks.
  • Alliterative Name: Roxanne Ritchi.
  • All-Loving Hero: Roxanne believes that everyone has a bit of good in them, however small it may be. Hal mocks her for this trait.
    Hal/Titan: "You see the good in everyone even when it's not there. You're living a fantasy."
  • Announcer Chatter: In Mega Team Unite, she talks throughout matches.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She's very kindhearted, beautiful, cute and good looking.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has short hair and is quite a tomboy.
  • Brainy Brunette: Megamind even states that she's the "smartest person he knows" when he arrives at her apartment to ask for her help against Titan.
  • Captain Ersatz: She's essentially Dreamworks' answer to Lois Lane, being an attractive Intrepid Reporter linked to the Superman Substitute.
  • Damsel in Distress: Roxanne is a parody of this. She's so used to being kidnapped by Megamind and rescued by Metro Man that she's not fazed by it anymore. However, she truly qualifies for the trope once Titan goes berserk and takes her hostage during his takeover of Metro City. It's one thing with Megamind since he would never actually harm her; it's another with Hal, who has nearly killed her, accidentally or otherwise, and she is justifiably terrified of him and his actions.
  • Dating Catwoman: She winds up falling for Megamind (without even realizing it). However, it's subverted in that they don't truly get together until Megamind becomes a hero for real.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All those years of being used as bait for many of Megamind's schemes have really applied a fine razor edge to her wit.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In Mega Team Unite, she frequently says this.
    Roxanne: "This competition is getting seriously serious!"
  • Dude Magnet: Gets the attention of Megamind, Metro Man, and Hal. She reveals to Megamind that she and Metro Man weren't a couple and considering the type of person Hal is, she obviously doesn't end up with him; she ultimately ends up with Megamind.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Despite being very smart, Roxanne seems to be really bad at recognizing voices.
    • Despite being more personally familiar with Megamind than anyone else except Metro Man, Roxanne doesn't recognize his voice when he is in his Bernard disguise. This is even weirder considering that in all of Megamind's other disguises, he changes his voice, but keeps his regular voice in the Bernard disguise.
    • Tighten has to remove his mask for Roxanne to recognize that it's Hal despite the fact that he has the same voice as the same guy she works with every day. This one is more understandable though considering she barely has any time to think about it before he takes her from her home and starts tossing her through the air.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: She tries to talk some sense into Titan during his rampage, insisting that there's some good in him. Titan responds with a Shut Up, Kirk!, telling her that she sees good in everyone even when there's none to see.
  • The Glomp: Roxanne to Megamind in the final scene.
  • Hartman Hips: Roxanne probably has the most pronounced hips on any character that Dreamworks has created to date.
  • Heroic Bystander: Unlike every normal person in Metrocity, Roxanne takes action if no one else will. She goes to confront Megamind after an inspiring talk with "Bernard" and tries to stop him. When Megamind begs her for help in stopping Hal, she agrees with minor hesitation after he admits she's the smartest person he knows. She also suggests using his guns to just blow him up; when Megamind gives up, Roxanne goes to personally talk to Hal and reason with him. Roxanne may be outclassed, but she is the bravest person in the movie.
  • Idiot Ball: While normally an intelligent character well-aware of what Megamind can do with such high intellect, and how predictable he is, she very much easily falls for the "Bernard" disguise that is actually Megamind due to being a nerd for the villain she wants to stop from creating additional havoc, solely because she doesn't observe or compare the behaviour of the two of them, or the suspicious apparent associations with Megamind. However, this also means that all of his disguise work using Bernard is actually near-perfect.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's basically a CGI version of Tina Fey, with short hair.
  • Interspecies Romance: She, a human, ends up in one of these with Megamind, an alien.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Megamind even warns Minion to beware her "nosy reporter skills".
  • Loves My Alter Ego: She ends up falling in love with Megamind's "Bernard" disguise. She eventually comes to love the real Megamind.
  • Magic Skirt: During the scene where she's being flown around the city by Titan, her purple cocktail dress is blown all around every which way, and nary an upskirt shot is to be found.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The career-orientated, no-nonsense Intrepid Reporter Masculine Girl to Megamind's Camp Straight alien Feminine Boy.
  • Meaningful Name: In two ways.
  • Morality Pet: Becomes one to Megamind when the villain started to do good things for her sake. And the only reason he even decided to save Metro City was because she was endangered.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very cute, attractive and beautiful, even both at her and Megamind's dinner date and at the finale in a blue dress.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her snarkiness, Roxanne is a sensitive and selfless person who truly believes that everyone has goodness in them.
  • The Not-Love Interest: She and Metro Man were not a couple, though the public at large assumed they were.
  • Official Couple: With Megamind.
  • Only Sane Woman: Justified given she had the most normal life of the cast. Lampshaded by Megamind when he goes to her for help because she's the smartest woman he knows.
  • Plucky Girl: In spite of not being an Action Girl, she spends the entire later half of the film trying to fight in any way she can to the bitter end when things get really serious and holds on to a faith in the powers of good at even the bleakest times.
  • Seen It All: When it comes to Megamind's dastardly plots and death traps.
  • Shooting Superman: When she learns Metro Man is alive, she throws several objects at him, including an amp and a guitar. They smash against him and he simply takes it.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She gets to know, and falls for, the real Megamind behind the villain persona when he's under the guise of nerdy, unassuming "Bernard". They get together for real once he completes his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Smurfette Principle: The sole female character of the main cast.
  • The Snark Knight: Helps her get through each kidnapping by the hands of Megamind until Metro Man comes to rescue her, as usual, and she can go on with the rest of her day.
  • The Tease: During her kidnapping at the start of the movie, Megamind comes close to her and begins whispering how he won't fall for her tricks, calling her a temptress. Her response is to tease him and ask him to talk slower. By her ready reaction, this is apparently as common an interaction as the rest of her frequent kidnappings.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She messes up Megamind's plan to choose a worthy individual to be given Metro Man's powers by grabbing the DNA gun to use as a weapon which misfires and hits Hal. What makes this not Spanner in the Works is that well... the rest is history.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: To Metro Man after he reveals he faked his own death just to quit his job as a hero.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: According to Titan, she believes that there is at least some good in everyone, in spite of her generally sarcastic attitude. He then proceeds to prove her wrong.

    Hal Stewart/Titan/Tighten
"There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, and there is no Queen of England. This is the real world, and you need to wake up!"
Click here to see his original appearance. 
"If I were Metro Man, Megamind wouldn't be kidnapping you all the time! That's the first thing. And I'd be watching you, like... a dingo watches a human baby."

Voiced by: Jonah Hill

Roxanne's cameraman and villain/founder of the Doom Syndicate.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Even before his descent into villainy, it was clear Roxanne was uncomfortable with him and his obvious interest in her.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the Nintendo Wii game Megamind: Mega Team Unite, Titan is a genuine no-strings-attached hero who has no qualms about working with Megamind, Minion and Metro Man to take down the Doom Syndicate. This is in stark contrast to his Big Bad role in the movie, and even the other tie-in game, Ultimate Showdown, where he was the one who founded the Doom Syndicate to begin with.
  • All There in the Manual: In Ultimate Showdown, he founded the Doom Syndicate.
  • Anti-Role Model: He creeps on his co-worker, and when said co-worker turns him down, he throws a violent temper tantrum. It's clear he's meant to be a representation of people who have entitlement issues.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Deconstructed. As a regular human he secretly despises Metro Man because he thinks Roxanne is in love with him. When he gets superpowers he abuses them trying to impress Roxanne and, when rejected, goes on a petty, childish rampage.
  • At Least I Admit It: He doesn't deny Megamind's accusation of squandering all his superpowers for his own personal gain, nor does he regret it in the slightest.
  • Ax-Crazy: Whenever he gets angry — special note goes to when he discovers Megamind's deception.
  • Being Good Sucks: He decides that being good has no immediate or long-term benefits due to the tremendous amount of work he's required to put in, as well as being rejected by Roxanne.
    Megamind: [sees the huge pile of stolen goods] What's this? Where did you get all this stuff?
    Hal: [whispers] It doesn't belong to me.
    Megamind: You stole it?!
    Hal: Pretty cool, right?
    Megamind: No, no, no, no! You're a hero!
    Hal: Being a hero is for losers! It's work, work, work twenty-four/seven and for what? I only took the gig to get the girl, and it turns out Roxanne doesn't want anything to do with me!
    Megamind: ...Roxanne Ritchi?
    Hal: Yeah, Roxanne Ritchi! I saw her having dinner and making googly eyes to some intellectual dweeb!
    Megamind: Oh...
    Hal: Who needs all that noise?
  • Believing Their Own Lies: "What's wrong with me?! 'Rented a bouncy house'? Chicks don't like bouncy houses! They like clowns!"
  • Beneath the Mask: Titan's not nearly as heroic as Megamind hoped he would be.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He really doesn't like being compared to Metro Man.
    • He hates being tricked and made a fool of — as well as being informed that it was his own doing.
  • The Berserker: When he gets his powers and lets loose, there is absolutely no stopping him. Only taking away his powers and bringing him back to normal will render him harmless.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a bit of a ditz before and after his newfound powers bring out the worst of his mental instabilities and ego, but irrespective of the daft things he does and says — Titan is definitely dangerous.
  • Beware the Superman: Demonstrates how dangerous someone with powers like Superman can be without a strong moral code.
  • Big Bad: While Megamind is responsible for giving him his destructive power, Titan is the one who chose to use them for his own psychopathic amusement.
  • Big Bad Slippage: Was nothing overtly malevolent before getting his powers, was going after Roxanne after getting his powers, and was a threat after Roxanne rejected his advances.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts like a decent guy to Roxanne, but in truth, he's rather possessive of her, as shown with his meeting with "Bernard" (who is actually Megamind in disguise). His tendency to blame things on others is hinted at right from the start. Once he receives his powers and is rejected by Roxanne, he reveals himself to be an unstable psychopath. Megamind even calls him "a hero who's turned out to be a villain."
  • Brains Evil, Brawn Good: Completely inverted. Hal is the most evil character in the movie and he's a complete idiot. Megamind post Character Development is a hero and a genius.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He returns back to his original shape when Megamind removes his powers for good, and afterwards, he is arrested.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets the most physical slapstick in the movie.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "This town isn't big enough for two supervillains." Unlike Megamind, he doesn't wear it like a flag and only because of his anger of not getting what he wanted does he accept the villainous title.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Initially, but turns selfishly evil after Roxanne explicitly states that she doesn't want to be with him.
  • The Chew Toy: If he wasn't such a despicable creep, his Amusing Injuries wouldn't be so hilarious.
  • The Chosen Zero: Unlike Metro Man or even Megamind, he has no special origin or prophesied greatness. He's just some loser whose entire superhero origin is manufactured and manipulated by Megamind.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Hal begins the story as an expy of Jimmy Olsen, being a dorky redheaded everyman who works with the leading lady covering the exploits of the local superhero. But whereas Jimmy usually gets portrayed as a loyal and helpful Nice Guy who legitimately wants to do the right thing, Hal comes off as creepy even before he becomes a supervillain and only tries to act as a superhero to impress Roxanne.
  • Covers Always Lie: If you never saw the movie, looked at a poster or two, and saw this guy standing triumphantly next to Metro Man, chances are you thought he was a heroic sidekick of sorts. If that's the case, you thought wrong.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy:
    • A subtle example. When he meets "Bernard" (who's really Megamind in disguise), he expresses jealousy in Roxanne being interested in him. Hal tries to dismiss Roxanne's claims that "Bernard" is her partner by saying she doesn’t know what she's saying because she's had a traumatic experience. He also didn't like that Roxanne hugged "Bernard" instead of Hal.
      Hal: Look, partner. I'm her partner! She doesn't know what she's saying, she's been through a traumatic experience.
    • Even before then, Hal was jealous of Metro Man since he believed Roxanne and Metro Man were a couple. After Metro Man's supposed death, he wastes no chance trying to flirt with her.
    • When he learns Megamind was the "intellectual dweeb" dating Roxanne, he goes out of his way to try to murder him.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype:
    • Of The Chosen One. Hal was given his powers by complete accident as he was just happening to be standing in front of a vent as Roxanne and Megamind were fighting. Rather than undo the transformation, Megamind assigns it as fate once he learns that Hal has no criminal record. However, just because Hal hasn't got a criminal record, doesn't automatically mean he's not capable of committing evil. After getting superpowers and being trained to be Metro Man's successor, Hal instead tries to use his powers to seduce Roxanne (who is appropriately horrified by his actions and the "date" with her is a complete disaster). Unlike Metro Man, who had his powers since birth and had an upbringing that taught him to use his powers maturely and responsibly, Hal was never given that experience and immediately became drunk with power once Roxanne rejected his advances. Instead, he squanders his gifts to throw a destructive temper tantrum because a girl he liked didn't like him back.
    • He’s also one of the Dogged Nice Guy. Beneath the dorky and friendly but pushy veneer, he’s got severe entitlement issues and believes that Roxanne owes him her love because he acts nice towards her. He takes her rejecting him like a spoiled child, throwing a city-destroying temper tantrum and attempting to kill her.
    • He's also one of the Idiot Hero. While his social ineptitude can be funny sometimes, his behavior isn't acceptable in forming serious long-term relationships. Once he gains powers, he becomes an incredibly dangerous menace to public safety.
  • Dirty Coward: When faced against Metro Man (or so he thinks), he immediately drops his "total badass super-villain" act and runs away with his cape between his legs. Given that Metro Man is at least as powerful as he is with decades of experience, this isn't entirely unwarranted. However, right from the start, he has another instance of cowardice when Megamind and Minion arrived at his apartment where he tried to get them to rob one of his neighbors.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Once Roxanne says she wants nothing to do with him, he reacts by attempting to murder her.
  • The Ditz: Hal's probably the dumbest character in the story. He's convinced that all women like clowns, and apparently believes that the Queen of England is a make-believe figure like the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": His angry declaration after Roxanne rejects him on top of Metro Tower.
    Roxanne: I'm trying to warn you, Hal!
    Hal: It's Tighten! IT'S TIGHTEN, NOT HAL!
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He begins as a relatively harmless, if somewhat creepy, example, until he gains powers and believes himself with the right to possess Roxanne.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Hal became a hero to impress Roxanne, not because he actually wanted to be a hero.
  • Drunk with Power: Not long after getting his powers, Hal decides that he'd rather use them for his own gain, rather than take on the responsibility of protecting the city.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: After running away from Megamind disguised as Metro Man, he comes back realizing that it was Megamind in disguise, pointing that Megamind's unique pronounciation of Metro City gave him away.
    Hal: Pretty sneaky, sis. But there's only one person I know who names this town 'Metrocity'.
    Megamind: Oops.
    Hal: [points at Megamind] You!
  • Dumb Muscle: Even after he becomes empowered with Metro Man's powers, he's still a complete idiot who believes "Space Step-Mom" was real and the Queen of England isn't real.
  • Entitled to Have You: Unwittingly fueled by Megamind, but he believes that having gained his powers means he can finally have Roxanne, just because he wants to. He even states as such when she rejects him: "You're supposed to be with ME!"
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first interaction he has with Roxanne is trying to trick her into a date by pretending it's a party, ignoring her refusal and her discomfort. It pretty much sums his character up.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: One of the things he cites as a reason to beat Megamind when attacking Megamind after finding out that 'Space Dad' was Megamind in disguise is that Megamind lied to Space Stepmom, so Hal can consider the feelings of others, sometimes. It also shows that Hal isn't the smartest, but that's not really news at that point.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While he may be a creep with feelings of entitlement, he has a problem with lying to a significant other. While beating up Megamind, he says "This one is for Space Stepmom, you LIED to her!", suggesting Hal genuinely believed a random alien didn't know they were with Megamind, not Hal's "Space Dad."
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The main reason he chooses not to be a hero is because he views it as akin to a dead-end job, while ignoring the intrinsic values of being a hero. Heck, the only reason he wanted to be a hero at first was that he thought it would automatically make Roxanne love him, but when he finds out that's not how real life works, he throws a massive temper tantrum and decides to become a villain.
    "Being a hero is for losers! It's work, work, work, 24-7 and for what?! I only took the gig to get the girl, and it turns out Roxanne doesn't want anything to do with me!"
  • Evil Counterpart: He is this to both Megamind and Metro Man.
    • With Megamind: Physically, Megamind's body is skinnier and Hal's is fatter (later becoming more muscular, as long as he's infused with Metro Man's powers), and the former is brilliant while the latter seems to have below average intelligence. Also physically, their face shapes are an inversion of each other. From the top of his head down to the bottom of his chin, Hal's face shape resembles a Bartlett pear — his forehead is narrow, and his jawline is both round and wide. Conversely, the top of Megamind's head is — well, you know — while the bottom of his face is much narrower. Both of them have strong romantic feelings for Roxanne, but she genuinely comes to like Megamind because he's a good man, and when she's angry at his deception and doesn't want to see him again, he respects her wishes; Hal's reaction to not getting her affections is to destroy Metro City and attempt to kill her. Also, while Megamind may appear to be a "Bad Guy", he turns out to have a strong moral compass; Hal, who appears to be a Dogged Nice Guy, is just a self-entitled psychopath.
    • With Metro Man: Both are set up to be rivals to Megamind. Metro Man was born with his powers, Hal was only given his powers through Megamind's plans. While Metro Man appeared to be a bully to Megamind in their childhood, he mellows out and even entrusts Metro City in his hands; Hal is first seen as a seemingly nice guy, until he turns out to be an insanely jealous, controlling, petty jerk. In regards to Roxanne, Metro Man is good friends with her and is okay with that, while Hal was willing to kill her just because she wouldn't return his feelings. In addition, Metro Man admits he has spent his life living up to other's expectations of him that were never truly difficult for him, and retired to follow pursuits that could actually challenge him while trusting Megamind to be his successor (which Megamind ultimately lives up to), while Hal worked a thankless job, failed to live up to Megamind's expectations of being Metro Man's successor, and goes the path of least resistance (i.e. just threatening and attempting to murder those who don't give him what he wants) when things aren't as easy as he wanted.
  • Evil Hero: Invoked. Megamind, bored without an enemy, decides to make him Metro Man's successor. It doesn't work out too well.
  • Evil Is Bigger: After gaining Metro Man's powers, he becomes as big as him.
  • Evil Is Easy: By Hal's own admission, he becomes a supervillain because being a hero is too much work and doesn't benefit him directly, so he'd rather take the easy path to what he wants by just taking it.
  • Evil Is Petty: Went on a rampage just because Roxanne wouldn't return his feelings.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair. He becomes evil after gaining superpowers though it's shown that all the powers did was give him the chance to cut loose without limits.
  • Eviler than Thou: Once he lets his power go to his head, he becomes a far greater and more dangerous threat than Megamind himself ever was and is more than willing to flat out kill people for slighting him.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After being given superpowers by the eponymous villain, he gains his voice actor's signature hairstyle.
  • Expy:
    • When he becomes Titan, he takes on aspects of Superboy-Prime.
    • He also appears to take some inspiration from Syndrome, another character who became a super-villain because the person he idolized rejected him, and he also happens to have ginger-hair.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Becomes a villain simply because Roxanne rejected him.
  • Fat Bastard: Played with. He starts off as a total creep to Roxanne and was quite apathetic towards her feelings. That being said, it's not until he becomes muscular that he is outright vicious.
  • Fat Idiot: Zigzagged. He was fat and stupid when introduced, but he becomes a Dumb Muscle when empowered. He became fat again after being defeated and arrested.
  • Fiery Redhead: Moreso after becoming Titan.
  • Flying Brick: After gaining all of Metro Man's powers, which are predominantly Flight, Super Strength, Eye Beams and being Nigh-Invulnerable.
  • Foil: To both Megamind and Metro Man, specifically in how he links to the film's themes of free will and defying expectations. Like his predecessor, Hal is forcibly thrust into a heroic role at first, and like Metro Man, he resents it and decides to forge his own path. Unfortunately, he decides to use his powers for his own sociopathic amusement and selfish gain. Megamind's gradual decision to become a hero plays opposite to Hal's descent into villainy, but the two are decidedly not that different in the end.
  • For the Evulz: Hal believes being evil is more fun than being good.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from a dorky cameraman that even the audience doesn't think much of to almost leveling the city.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Megamind turned Hal into Titan in order to create a new superhero to fight. What he didn't know was that Hal had no interest whatsoever in being a real hero and only wanted win Roxanne's heart, hoping that his superpowers are what he needed to get her to love him. But when she rightfully turns him down, he throws a temper tantrum and goes on a crime spree. Then when Megamind reveals that he's the one who created him and is the one going out with Roxanne, Hal goes on a rampage, becoming a villain even worse than Megamind ever was.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Although it's subtle, he's actually not a fan of Metro Man. In fact, he's jealous of him as he believes Roxanne loves him and is quick to flirt with her when Metro Man supposedly dies.
  • Hate Sink: Is clearly not meant to be liked, considering he's a sociopath with massive entitlement issues.
  • Heroic Build: Invoked. He starts off as rather obese, but becomes muscular once he receives his powers by Megamind. Though he decides to become a villain instead of a hero.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Some point between "Ultimate Showdown" and "Mega Team Unite". But this is non-canon as the video games are not a continuation to the movie, so Hal stays evil and remains in prison.
  • Hidden Depths: While Hal is a heartless moron with entitlement issues, there are signs of there being more to him under the surface.
    • Titan was able to remember that Megamind pronounced Metro City as "Metrocity" while the latter was disguised as Metro Man. Implying that Hal could be capable if he put serious thought into his actions.
    • While Titan is mostly angry at Megamind for deceiving him and dating Roxanne, he's also mad at Megamind for "lying to Space Stepmom." He also genuinely enjoyed his training with "Space Dad." Showing Hal can be empathetic and kind to others.
    • While watching Roxanne and "Bernard" at their dinner date, Hal looks genuinely crushed. It is possible he does genuinely like Roxanne beyond obsession, but his poor social skills mean he can't express himself properly.
    • Hal does have a moment of self-awareness, asking himself "what is wrong with me?" It is implied he knows he has issues, but he lacks the foresight to really resolve them.
  • Hypocrite:
    • While he somewhat has a point that Roxanne never tried to get to know the real Hal, he fails to realize he never tried to get to know her either. Twice we see Hal try to woo Roxanne with what he's been told women like ("Chicks like clowns!" "Save her, and she'll be yours"), and when they failed, he threw massive tantrums. It never occurred to him to try to figure out what Roxanne likes, or even take her feelings into account when wooing her.
    • He also criticizes Roxanne as "not living in the real world" and that she's "living a fantasy", but if his Psychopathic Manchild tendencies and Entitled to Have You attitude towards Roxanne are any indication, Hal himself knows very little about the real world. Though it's wise to not call him out on it, due to his current state of mind.
  • Idiot Hero: Initially he starts out as a reckless dunderhead, in contrast to the intelligent and careful Metro Man. He drops the "hero" part when he turns to evil but never gets smarter.
  • If I Can't Have You…: Roxanne's rejection of him is what initiates his Start of Darkness. He also tries to kill her in the climax.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: Not only is he the dumbest character, he's also a self-absorbed sociopath who wants to destroy the city because he was rejected by Roxanne.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Hal is basically an animated version of Jonah Hill circa 2010, minus his glasses.
  • It's All About Me: Hal is revealed to be a darker and more scarily realistic version of this than Megamind. Probably the best example of Hal's selfishness is when he attempts to ask Roxanne out to a party right after she just finished giving a heartbroken eulogy to Metro Man. Not to mention he becomes a supervillain because he doesn't see any personal benefit in being a hero, as shown in his apartment where Megamind finds things that Hal stole and openly reveals to Megamind that he's become a villain.
  • Jerkass: He starts as an ordinary creep, making inappropriate flirtatious moves towards Roxanne, his co-worker. He turns out to be an egotistical, narcissistic asshole with an entitlement complex who cuts loose the minute any possible reason for him to keep a friendly façade washed away.
  • The Juggernaut: With his powers. While he doesn't have the same skill as Metro Man or years of expertise mastering them, he's still all but unstoppable. The only way Megamind was able to defeat him was to remove his powers.
  • Kick the Dog: He sends the mayor of Metro City flying with a simple flick of the finger while boasting that he hasn't "freed" them from Megamind's "rule" but rather he's merely supplanting him, which is even worse since all the mayor did was attempt to congratulate him for driving Megamind off.
    Mayor: Titan has freed us!
    Titan: Oh, I wouldn't say "freed". More like "under new management".
  • Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care who gets injured or killed during his rampage. Even before gaining powers, he was indifferent to Metro Man's alleged death and decided to use it as an opportunity to hook up with Roxanne — while she was grieving for Metro Man.
  • Laughably Evil: Even after he gets his super powers and becomes a super villain, he still has his idiocy and ignorance, making some of his moments quite funny to watch.
  • Lethally Stupid: Played for Drama. Hal's lovable goofball persona masks an incredibly selfish and immature person who only thinks about his self-centered desires. When he gains superpowers, these flaws make him a horrible threat to public safety, because he doesn't care about who he hurts to get what he wants.
  • Light Is Not Good: He acted like the Dogged Nice Guy and socially awkward everyday dork until he got powers and didn't get his way. Even then he kept using lighter colors than Megamind, because unlike Megamind he didn't care much about presentation but more about just getting his way. He would't mind playing the hero if he got what he wanted, but the moment that didn't work, he instantly turned to crime.
  • Love Hungry: Deconstructed. Hal was infatuated with Roxanne but never absorbed the lesson that solely being nice and expecting her to reciprocate it isn't enough to win her over, especially when he's immature, ambitionless, and cowardly (when Megamind breaks into his apartment, he directs him to the lady across the hall by saying she has better stuff to steal). So when Megamind gives him the power he desires and uses his love for Roxanne to motivate him into being Metro Man's successor, he grabs it with both hands and assumes Roxanne would automatically love him now that he has the same powers as his predecessor. When Roxanne turns him down after his disastrous attempt to romantically fly her around the city, he turns into the next supervillain and tries to kill her so he doesn't get reminded of his heartbreak.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Invoked; Megamind-as-Space-Dad explains he chose the name "Titan" for Hal's super-powered form because (aside from being the only name he could think of that isn't copyrighted) it invokes a sense of a being of godlike power, which Titan is. Fridge Brilliance is that there's actually several more iterations of this to Hal's names. Firstly, the Titans are, in many versions of the Greek myth, described as beings of petty cruelty and selfish whim, which fits Hal's ultimately villainous attitude to a T. Secondly, Hal believing it's actually "Tighten" is... okay, it's because he's an idiot, but it's also meaningful: "Tighten" means "to squeeze", which fits both his villainous goals — to force the world into giving him everything he feels he wants — and the Silver Agey feel of the film. As a bad guy, "Tighten" puts the city in a pinch!
    • His original identity, Hal Stewart, reflects his situation as a superhero — he got amazing instantaneous superpowers first, and training second. It's also an Ironic Name, as any "willpower" he gains is from a newfound ability to finally be able to act on the whims of his own selfish id. Plus, the specific lantern he shares a first name with, Hal Jordan, went through a Trauma Conga Line in the early 90s that ended with him getting more powers than he already had, and the power also drove him mad and turned him into a super villain for several years.
  • Never My Fault: A fundamental flaw of Hal's personality. He hurts his hand banging it against the van and it's the stupid van's fault. When Roxanne rejects his advances, it's that she just doesn't appreciate what a Nice Guy he is. When his Psychopathic Manchild tantrum on the city is countered by Megamind, he calls Hal out on this near the end of the film.
    Hal/Titan: This is the last time you make a fool out of me!
    Megamind: I made you a hero. You did the fool thing all by yourself!
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His kidnapping Roxanne and taunting Megamind to rescue her motivated Megamind to bust out of prison with Minion's help, defeat him, and become Metro City's new hero.
  • Nominal Hero: He was this before he became the film's main antagonist, where he only wanted to become a hero to win over Roxanne, not because he wanted to help people.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Constantly invades Roxanne's personal boundaries.
  • No Social Skills: He doesn't know how to interact with Roxanne without making her uncomfortable.
  • Not Good with Rejection: The reason why Hal turned evil and tried to kill Roxanne was because she didn’t return his obsessive affections.
  • Not So Similar:
    • While both Megamind and Titan are villains, the former is a genuinely friendly individual who only played the villain because he never thought he could play anything else, while the latter is a borderline sociopath who hurts people because one woman rejected him.
    • What drives the plot. Having destroyed Metro Man, Megamind creates another Flying Brick out of Hal. But while Metro Man was a harmless Smug Super (and the smug was mostly an act), Titan is a Psychopathic Manchild who fits very nicely under Beware the Superman.
      Titan: You should stop comparing me to Metro Man!
  • Person of Mass Destruction: During his rampage in Metro City he uses his Eye Beams to write his new name for the city, by burning through buildings. When Megamind saves Roxanne from the top of Metro Tower, Hal rips the skyscraper in half and throws it at them.
  • The Poorly Chosen One: Megamind hand-picks him to be Metro Man's successor and even trains him so he can take up the role of the hero, but he quickly proves to be a selfish and entitled manchild who is worse than Megamind ever was as a villain.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His reign as Titan is basically one long, protracted temper tantrum over Roxanne not loving him. He also has a bouncy house at his fake party and bails out on important engagements to play video games.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Even before he turned evil, Hal only became a hero for his own selfish reasons — to win Roxanne over. This is evident when Hal complains about how being a superhero is just endless work 24/7, and that there's no point in being a hero if he can't have Roxanne.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow bright red when he uses his heat-vision, and once he starts getting out of control, his irises turn dark red.
  • Red Is Violent: Red hair, a lot of red on his costume, and far more vicious than Megamind ever was.
  • Refusal of the Call: He never asked to be a superhero (and he doesn't want to be), he'd rather be a supervillain for reasons he explained above.
  • Rescue Romance: Hal attempts this with Roxanne the night before his debut as a hero... except his idea of a "rescue" involves dropping her from several hundred feet above Metro City.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Hal apparently thinks "Titan" is spelled "Tighten". He's even named such in the credits and art book.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: He knows full well that no-one can stop him from doing whatever he wants the moment he feels heroism isn't rewarding him the way he wants and takes over the city terrorizing all the citizens for his amusement.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Roxanne does not want to go on any dates with Hal, ever. But when Hal/Titan first fights Megamind, he shouts (while aggressively swinging a lamppost), "This one's for stealing my girlfriend!"
  • Shout-Out: His name is a blending of the two of the most well-known superheroes in the Green Lantern franchise: Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: When Roxanne tries to appeal to his better nature, insisting there's still good in him, Titan simply retorts that he has no better nature and she tries to see good in everyone even when there's none to see. He proves it shortly after.
    Titan: You're so naïve, Roxie. You see the good in everybody, even when it's not there. You're living a fantasy! There is no Easter Bunny, there is no Tooth Fairy, and there is no Queen of England. This is the real world, and you need to WAKE UP!
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Roxanne tries talking some sense into Titan, saying that she knows there's still good in him. He simply scoffs at her that she sees good in everyone, even when it's not there.
  • The Sociopath: A low-functioning example. He believes he's entitled to have Roxanne no matter what, and when she rejects him, he uses his powers to go on a rampage throughout the city, completely uncaring of who's going to get hurt or killed in the process.
  • Something Only They Would Say: He may be an idiot, but he still catches Megamind-as-Metro Man referring to the city as "Metrocity" instead of "Metro City" late in the film, and it causes him to come back for a final battle.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Most people still aren't entirely sure if his name is officially spelt Titan or Tighten. While it seems that Megamind originally wanted it to be 'Titan', Hal himself writes it as 'Tighten', and the closing credits spell his name the same way. To make it even more confusing, the film's subtitles even switch from "Titan" to "Tighten" halfway through.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He was like this even before he got his powers. When talking with Roxanne about how often she's kidnapped, Hal says he would watch her "like a dingo watches a human baby", which she mentions sounds creepy. He tries to Verbal Backspace and then, much later on, tries to invite her to a party when she's grieving for Metro Man and ignores that it's a terrible time.
  • Stupid Evil: At first he just uses his powers for small scale crimes, stealing things he couldn't have normally. Then after the people of Metro City praise him as their new hero, he tells them that he is no hero before tearing the city apart.
  • Super Strength: Among Metro Man's powers, which he receives.
  • Take Over the City: Never seems concerned with anything beyond Metro City.
  • That Man Is Dead: The "real Hal", in response to Roxanne's "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In a very dark way once Megamind gives him Metro Man's power.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Loses all of his sympathy points when he tries to kill Roxanne just because she didn't want to be his girlfriend. Bonus points for saying she was the one who "ferociously ripped out his heart".
  • Two First Names: "Stewart" can also be used as a first name.
  • The Unfettered: Which makes him much more dangerous than Megamind or Metro Man.
    Megamind: You can take me to jail now.
    Titan: Oh, no, no, no, no. I was thinking more like the morgue. You're DEAD!
    Megamind: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! This isn't how you play the game!
    Titan: Game over.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's got Metro Man's Flying Brick powers, but he generally sticks to his Super Strength, Nigh-Invulnerability and occasionally Eye Beams. Notably, he never displays Super Speed all that much and never actually uses his Super Senses when fighting. And unlike Metro Man, he has absolutely no imagination or Guile Hero tendencies.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After he gets turned down by Roxanne and learns Megamind was dating her, he tries to kill him and then starts terrorizing the city.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Putting aside his comedic traits, Hal is a pretty dark villain for an otherwise lighthearted comedy film. He fits the criteria of a textbook psychopath, since he's not above endangering the lives of innocents for his own selfish, petty reasons, he believes he is entitled to have whatever he wants, even if he hasn't earned it or doesn't deserve it, and he even tries to murder Roxanne, the woman he loves (or used to love), because she wasn't attracted to him. On the other hand, his lack of intelligence keeps him from the cold and manipulative tendencies associated with sociopathy, but this is Truth in Television as not every psychopath achieves Manipulative Bastard status, which pretty much makes him a low-functioning sociopath.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Somewhat, when he tells Roxanne "You don't know me." When Roxanne presses on and tries to convince Hal to return to his old self who loved being a cameraman and eating dip, his resentful expression wavers with doubt before she also lists being a nerd. At this his anger returns as Hal clearly hated being seen as a nerd as he equated it with being a loser. Granted, Hal also blames Roxanne for never taking the time to get to know him so it's hard to take his side too seriously.
    • While Hal took his anger at Megamind way too far, he wasn't wrong to be angry at Megamind for deceiving him and lying to "Space Step Mom." Megamind raised Hal's spirits and then revealed his "parental love" was just a ruse.
    • While it was made to break her spirits, Hal wasn't wrong that not everyone has good in them.
  • Villain Team-Up: Attempts to do this with Megamind after renouncing his hero status.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: As mentioned above, he mocks Roxanne's belief that there's good in everyone.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Copper. Except not, just like Metro Man.
  • We Can Rule Together: When he first unveils his desire to be a villain, he offers Megamind a partnership. As Titan's sidekick, of course. Megamind refuses.
  • Weight Taller: He was introduced as somewhat short, but gets a Heroic Build after being equipped with Metro Man's powers and becomes just as tall as Metro Man.
  • White and Red and Eerie All Over: Titan was created by Megamind to be a superhero, but goes through Big Bad Slippage and becomes The Sociopath who uses his superpowers for evil. He wears a white superhero outfit with red and orange flames and a red cape. He also has red hair. This is in contrast to the film's other two supers: Megamind, a supervillain who turns good, who wears black and has blue skin, and Metro Man, the typical idealistic superhero who gets bored of helping people and becomes a slob, who wears mostly white. Titan's white and red contrast was intended in-universe to look heroic, but out-of-universe, it shows his fiery, destructive personality.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Hotness: Hal Stewart is a fat lazy loser with a childish personality. After getting Metro Man's powers from Megamind, he is granted the hero's Heroic Build! His body is literally part of his power set: When Megamind depowers him after his Face–Heel Turn at the end, he reverts back to being fat and slovenly.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: What happens when an unstable, entitled, immature man is given superpowers.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tries to kill Roxanne after she didn't return his feelings.
  • Yandere: He harbored feelings for Roxanne for a long time and has tried to get her to go out with him on different occasions. In his mind, the only reason he couldn't be with Roxanne is because of the lack of super powers; it's for this reason that he's actually jealous of Metro Man. When they don’t get together after he obtains superhero powers, Hal becomes so hurt and angry from heartbreak that he eventually goes on a rampage in Metro City and tries to kill Roxanne for rejecting him. Even before she rejects him, he throws her into traffic just so he can "save" her and they can hook up.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good!: When he gets turned down by Roxanne, he decides to use his powers to steal and take over the city. Megamind is appalled by this and calls him out on it.
    Megamind: I can't believe you. All your gifts, all your powers, and you squander them for your own personal gain!

"I'm not allowed to insult guests directly."
Voiced by: Ben Stiller

A bored worker at the museum.

  • The Chew Toy: He's immediately captured by Megamind, dehydrated, and has his identity stolen. Then he's knocked out for months and wakes up in the washing machine.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "I'm not allowed to insult guests directly."
  • Expy: He is meant to be a twist on secret identities superheroes may take, namely Clark Kent. Megamind takes his place throughout the middle of the movie while bonding with Roxanne.
  • Impersonation-Exclusive Character: While Megamind uses his appearance for a large portion of the film, the real Bernard only appears in the scene where Megamind takes his form and in The Stinger.
  • Jerkass: His only real on-screen moments involve insulting people.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Knows everything about Megamind and is very good-looking when he's not slouched over.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He never smiles when he's actually on the scene.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Bernard himself only appears in one scene (discounting the credits), but he provides Megamind's disguise for most of the movie, which results in the romance between Megamind and Roxanne.

    The Warden
"Sorry, Megamind, you still have 88 life sentences to go. Plenty of time to reflect on what you've done."
"You're a villain, and you'll always be a villain! You'll never change, and you'll never leave."

Voiced by: J. K. Simmons

The warden of Megamind's prison, and the closest thing to a father he has.

  • Bullying a Dragon: His taunting of Megamind at the beginning of the movie. He paid for it later.
  • Da Chief: Of the entire Metro City prison.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is only addressed as 'warden' in the movie.
  • Evil Laugh: Okay, it's Megamind doing it, but who doesn't enjoy the cheesy "Muahahahaha!" J.K. Simmons makes?
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He was pretty supportive of Megamind and Minion when they went off to fight Hal/Titan.
  • Parental Substitute: It's heavily implied he was a father figure for kid Megamind. This, perhaps, is why he dislikes him so much — he saw Megamind squander his immense gifts.
    • Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize this may be also the reason why he's supportive of Megamind and Minion when they make their escape to fight Hal despite being wrapped up - even though it might have taken many years, Megamind is finally taking responsibility and using his immense intellect and potential to do the right thing.

Characters from the Video games and short

Voiced by: Will Ferrell

A robotic version of Megamind that appears in The Button of Doom, made when the latter was still a supervillain which attempts to attack him after it is unwittingly activated by Megamind.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It attempted to kill Megamind once the latter uses Metro Man's cape.
  • Big Bad: Of The Button of Doom special.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Megamind explicitly states that he finds the robot's downloaded copy of his old evil personality annoying.
  • Robot Me: Of Megamind. He retains every trace of Megamind's personality.

    Lance Lafontaine 
Voiced by: Cam Clarke

The chief newscaster of KMPC News 8.

  • Ascended Extra: He makes his appearance in "Mega Team Unite".
  • Canon Foreigner: Downplayed, since he originated from a deleted story arc from the film but got re-used in the tie-in video games.

    Doom Syndicate 

A group of super villains that appeared after Megamind becomes a hero.

  • Canon Foreigner: Downplayed, since they originated from a deleted story arc from the film but got re-used in the tie-in video games.
  • Defeat Means Playable: After being defeated in Mega Team Unite, they will join the Mega Team and become playable characters.
  • Elemental Powers: All of them except Blue Titan and Judge Sludge have abilities based on the elements.
  • Legion of Doom: The team is the Megamind take on the trope.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The villains become heroes in Mega Team Unite after being defeated by the titular Mega Team.
  • Monster of the Week: Destruction Worker, Psycho Delic and Hot Flash are this before Megamind confronts Blue Titan.

    Destruction Worker

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

    Psycho Delic

Voiced by: Keith David

    Hot Flash

Voiced by: Cara Pifko

    Judge Sludge
Voiced by: Monte Morkham

    The Conductor
Voiced by: Danny Jacobs

  • Final Boss: He's the final opponent to defeat in Mega Team Unite.
  • Psycho Electro: He is a supervillain that uses electricity.