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    Megamind 
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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.
  • Affably Evil: He never loses his chipper sense of showmanship when carrying out his evil plans.
  • 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 Beard: Keeps his killer goatee and becomes a hero.
  • Badass Cape: Stills sports his stylish cape after he becomes a hero.
  • Big Bad: At the beginning of the movie he's this for Metro City. Then Hal gets his powers...
  • 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.
  • Child Prodigy: Megamind was able to build inventions before he hit puberty.
  • 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.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Grows more into this for every plan that ended in failure.
  • Dark Is Evil: His skin is blue and he wears all black, to contrast with Metro Man's all white 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 baddest. This 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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 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.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He built an escape trike out of license plates and a binky. When he was a toddler.
  • 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.
  • 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, the Warden turns out to be Minion in disguise who accepts his apology.
  • 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 actually disgusted with Hal's unwillingness to be a good hero.
  • 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.
  • 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 70's and 80's, 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 to Metro Man's Heroic Build.
  • 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 in the chest that causes him to fly a 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.
  • Meaningful Name: 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.
  • 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. His actions are simply part of the show.
  • 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.
  • Official Couple: With Roxanne.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: As an adult, Megamind grows up to look like his father. He even has a similar beard to his dad.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: He decided that if he was going to be treated like the bad kid, then he'd be the best bad kid on the planet. 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.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When he was a kid, he just wanted to make friends.
  • 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 Facade: 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.
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    Minion 
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Voiced by: David Cross (films), Drew Massey (video games)

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


  • Adorkable: Minion is a dorky, "yes-man" who loves to be melodramatic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mobile Fishbowl: He's a fish-like alien in a large mecha-suit.
  • Morality Pet: 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.
  • 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 Stepmother."
  • 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 
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Voiced by: Brad Pitt

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..
  • Bratty Half-Pint: During their childhood, Metro Man would frequently act like a Smug Super jerk to Megamind.
  • Broken Ace: Despite being the beloved hero and his amazing superpowers, he realized that he was pushed into the role of the hero like Megamind was that of the villain. Using his Super Speed to slow time relative to himself, he goes to clear his mind, ended up reading some self-help books, and then faked his death so he could retire.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Wears a giant, white "M" on his superhero suit.
  • The Cape: Wears an actual cape and is the good guy.
  • 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, except for copper. Or so it seems.
  • 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.
  • Dreadful Musician: ~I have eyes/That can see/Right through leeeeeeaaaaad!~ Really, it's just about the only thing he's not good at.
  • Enemy Mine: Subverted. Even when Hal threatens the city, Metro Man refuses to help, expecting (or perhaps knowing) that Megamind would step up.
  • Faking the Dead: His 'corpse' was just a classroom skeleton 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. 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 far away 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.
  • 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" ability to move far far faster than normal time for as long as he wants.
  • 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), but he was apparently genuinely good friends with Roxanne, and he does care for the citizens of Metro City. Additionally, once he got to know Megamind, he saw the potential in him, and is genuinely 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. It was irresponsible regardless of his Hollywood Midlife crisis and since it was his fault that Megamind became a villain in the first place. 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.
  • 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.
  • Man in White: Invoked to initially lessen sympathy for Metro Man and emphasize his supposed perfection. It makes his emotional depth all the more surprising, as he initially seemed to be a simple, shallow Smug Super.
  • No Name Given: He has no secret identity. This turns out to be part of his problem. note 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Fought evil because it was the only thing he knew how to do. Eventually he opts out.
  • Retired Badass: Officially gives up his life as a superhero.
  • The Rival: Megamind has viewed him as this since they were young boys.
  • Slave to PR: He's the person society wants him to be, not the person he wants to be.
  • Smug Super: Started off as one. He grew out of it.
  • So Proud of You: A hidden 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.
  • 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, had an epiphany and planned his fake death all in the time it took for a video camera to advance to the next frame.
  • 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 a supervillain. 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 
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Voiced by: Tina Fey (film), Megan Hollingshead (games)

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


    Hal Stewart/Titan/"Tighten"/Blue Tighten 
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Voiced by: Jonah Hill

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


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Roxanne.
  • All There in the Manual: In Ultimate Showdown, he founded the Doom Syndicate.
  • 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.
  • Ax-Crazy: Whenever he gets angry — special note goes to when he discovers Megamind's deception.
  • 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 also hates being tricked and made a fool of.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets the most physical slapstick in the movie.
  • Captain Ersatz: Hal is Jimmy Olsen with the caveat that he has always hated Superman, and when he becomes Titan, he takes on aspects of Superboy-Prime.
  • 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 Chaotic Evil and Selfish Evil after Roxanne explicitly states that she doesn't want to be with him.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Hal begins the story as an expy of Jimmy Olsen, being a geeky redheaded everyman who works with the leading lady covering the exploits of the local superhero. But whereas Jimmy usually gets portrayed as an Adorkable 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.
  • Deconstruction: Hal is a complete deconstruction of random geeks being given superpowers. Even guys like Spider-Man would've become just like him if they didn't have a strong moral code.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Averted when he decides that he is entitled to have Roxanne.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is this to both Megamind and Metro Man.
    • With Megamind: Physically, Megamind is skinnier and Hal is fatter (muscular after getting Metro Man's powers), and the former is brilliant and the latter seems to have below average intelligence. 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 (IE, 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 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.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After being given superpowers by the eponymous villain, he gains his voice actor's signature hairstyle.
  • Fiery Redhead: Moreso after becoming Tighten.
  • Flying Brick: After gaining all of Metro Man's powers, which are predominantly Flight, Super Strength, Eye Beams and being Nigh Invulnerable.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Some point between "Ultimate Showdown" and "Mega Team Unite".
  • Hero Antagonist: Invoked. Megamind, bored without an enemy, decides to make him Metro Man's successor. It doesn't work out too well.
  • 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 that 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.
  • Idiot Hero: Although less "hero" and more "villain".
  • If I Can't Have You...: Roxanne's rejecting him is what initiates his Start of Darkness.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: He starts out as an ordinary creep, making inappropriate flirtatious moves towards Roxanne, who's his coworker. Turns out to be a Yandere asshole with an entitlement complex.
  • Jerkass 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 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 it was made to break her spirits, Hal wasn't wrong that not everyone has good in them.
  • Laughably Evil: Even after he gets his super powers and becomes a super villain, he still has his idiocy making some of his moments quite funny to watch.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Invoked; Megamind-as-Space-Dad explains he chose the name "Titan" for Hal's super-powered form because 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 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!
  • 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/Tighten: 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.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Constantly invades Roxanne's personal boundaries.
  • Not So Different: Megamind generally goes to ridiculous extremes in lashing out at the world to get attention, but Hal nearly levels the city in a childish rampage.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His reign as Tighten is basically one long, protracted temper tantrum. He also has a clown at his birthday party and generally misses important engagements to play video games.
  • 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 didn't ask to be a superhero, he'd rather be a supervillain.
  • 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.
  • 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: He believes that 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.
  • 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 official printed media such as the "Art of" book, the character poster and the closing credits spell his name the same way. To make it even more confusing, the film's subtitles even switch from "Titan" and "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.
  • 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 hurt him.
  • 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.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: As mentioned above, he mocks Roxanne's belief that there's good in everyone.
  • Walking Spoiler: The main difference between "Titan" and Hal is extremely hard to not discuss and remember about this character.
  • 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.
  • 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, stalkerish man is given superpowers.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tries to kill Roxanne after she didn't return his feelings.
  • Yandere: Again, to Roxanne. Even before she rejects him, he throws her into traffic just so he can "save" her and they can hook up.

    Bernard 
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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."
  • 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.
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    The Warden 
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Voiced by: J. K. Simmons

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


Characters from the Video games

    Mega-Megamind 
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.
  • Arc Villain: Of The Button of Doom.
  • 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.


    Doom Syndicate 

A group of super villains that appear 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.
  • Elemental Powers: All of them except Blue Tighten 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 this in "Mega Team Unite".
  • Monster of the Week: Destruction Worker, Psycho Delic and Hot Flash are this before Megamind confronts Blue Tighten.
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    Destruction Worker 
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Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

    Psycho Delic 
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Voiced by: Keith David

    Hot Flash 
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Voiced by: Cara Pifko

    Judge Sludge 
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Voiced by: Monte Morkham

    The Conductor 
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Voiced by: Danny Jacobs

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