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    Mike Tyson 
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Voiced by: Mike Tyson

A retired heavyweight boxer who solves mysteries.


  • Adam Westing: Mike Tyson voices an exaggerated parody of himself.
  • Badass Boast: When he retired, he made a promise that only two things would ever make him raise his fists again: if he ever got access to a time machine, he'd go back in time and beat up Adolf Hitler, and if given the chance, he'd beat up the Grand Wizard of the KKK. Unfortunately, he beat up Casparov, the Grand MASTER of chess instead. Of course, he's beaten several other people as well, but not intentionally.
    • When he vows to help the Nicaragua Canal become greater than the Panama Canal, despite completely misunderstanding what the purpose of the canal actually is.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Nearly everything Mike says is just plain wrong, and misinformed, and mispronounced. He's just like that.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: ...Yet somehow he was right about Cormac McCarthy being a centaur. And about 'Ain't Got No Time For Bird Sex' being a song and that Mexican guy at the bar in "Is Magic Real?" being a leprechaun. It's possible that he is in actuality a master of Bat Deduction and Obfuscating Insanity.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He's wound up causing the deaths of several astronomers behind the wheel, so much that some of them believe that in a conspiracy theory that someone's out to get them.
  • Crazy Memory: He will tend to remember the wrong memory, like thinking Yung told him to stop living for himself when she was a baby despite the fact that babies can't talk and it was actually Marquess who told him to stop living for himself.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may be a moron, but FUCK he's one tough motherfucker. For starters, he is shown punching out a T Rex and thats just the beginning.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Cold-cocks The Devil himself in "Tent Revival"
  • Good Is Dumb: Mike has left his bad-boy boxing days behind him and cares more about helping people solve mysteries and raising his adoptive daughter, but all those head blows have apparently taken their toll...
  • Lethally Stupid: He's been prone to unintentionally causing several injuries and fatalities to those around him, including but not limited to Garry Kasparov, Buzz Aldrin, Criss Angel, and several astronomers.
  • Megaton Punch: Being...well, Mike Tyson, it isn't a surprise to know that when all else fails, he can usually solve the problem with liberal application of fist.
  • Nice Guy: He really is. The problem is that a lifetime of getting punched in the head for a living has taken it's toll.
  • Papa Wolf: Whenever Yung is in trouble, he jumps right into saving her and push anything and anyone out of his way.
  • Scary Black Man: This is Mike Tyson we're talking about. Oddly enough Mike is trying hard to avert this image, most of the time he's only scary once you realize how dangerously unhinged he is.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Will go Papa Wolf on anyone he thinks is messing with Yung Hee, but doesn't seem to notice when Pigeon does it.
  • Self-Deprecation: Look at some of the other tropes listed here, then realize that not only is he voiced by the real Mike Tyson, but he's also the show's co-executive producer.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He will usually solve most of his problems by punching people.
  • Would Hit a Girl: When Mike Tyson enters his "Fight-or-Flight" mode, he goes off running for his life, running up stairs past an old lady along the way. A moment later, he comes back, and punches her, just because he's in Fight-or-Flight mode.
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    The Marquess of Queensberry 
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Voiced by: Jim Rash

A ghost who made Mike Tyson into the man he is today.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Everyone refers to him as "Marcus", not realizing that Marquess is a title and not a name, and he never corrects them onscreen. His real name is the same as the real 9th Marquess of Queensbury, John Douglas. He eventually calls out the team on misnaming him as them being monstrously ignorant and lazy along with him not giving a crap anymore.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Or at least very foppish. Less ambiguous during Season 3, in which he is shown to have a boyfriend, a healer named Daniel(he tries to cover this up, though).
    • In "Broken Wings", Marquess nearly calls Daniel his boyfriend, but he ultimately refers to him as his "poker buddy". It fools NO ONE.
  • Acrophobic Bird: The Marquess never flies up to escape whatever threat the team gets into. In "Tent Revival", it's revealed that he actually can't float more than a few inches off the ground.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The real John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensbury, was a homophobic asshole who destroyed Oscar Wilde's life. It's implied on the show that those events actually happened, but "Marcus" has done a total 180 as a person in the 200 years since.
  • The Alcoholic: Comes up occasionally. He's been caught drinking vodka in the morning, and he once assumed that the team was staging an intervention for him.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Doesn't believe in magic, despite the being a ghost, which Mike points out is kind of magic.

  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Admits he's very bad at jokes. The one time he tries to make a joke ended with Yung Hee and Mike leaving the room and Marquess immediately regretting the joke for the rest of the night. Its still awkward the next morning.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Under all the foppish 19th century clothes, he is ripped.
  • Classy Cane: He always carries one.
  • The Conscience: Marquess tries to be this to Mike, and fails, due to Mike being too much of a Cloudcuckoo Lander to even acknowledge him half the time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually when dealing with Mike and Pigeon.
  • Expy: A gay (or gayer?) Funky Phantom.
  • Friendly Ghost: A completely benevolent ghost who works alongside his friends.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: The real 9th Marquess of Queensbury was an uncultured, homophobic sports nut who was notable for triggering the events that led to the arrest and conviction of Oscar Wilde for gross indecency. This was even lampshaded in Tent Revival. He goes back in time to make up for this in "The Gift".
  • Historical In-Joke: Marcus arbitrary skepticism despite being a ghost, which might be a dig at the real John Douglas outspoken atheism.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Although he really isn't Hot-Blooded.note 
  • The Insomniac: He has troubles sleeping due to having too many thoughts.
  • Irony: He's a ghost who's worried about death and his own mortality. Though this is somewhat justified as explained in "The Farmer's Daughter" where he says ghosts who die come back as even worse version of ghosts that are not able to touch things and even worse if they die a third time as Bedsheet Ghost.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: His classy It fit he wears are the same clothes he wears when he is alive.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Has an incredibly attractive build under his conservative clothing. Both Yung and Pigeon are stunned at the sight.
  • Nice Hat: He wears an old fashioned top hat.
  • Noble Bigot: He prefers using the term "savages" when referring to native peoples because he finds it easier. He also loves the idea of "Red Indian" and "Oriental" themed parties, going into incredibly stereotypical detail on what he would want, not seeming to realize why Yung is getting so uncomfortable.
  • Only Sane Man: Not that he doesnt have his quirks, but he's by far the most reasonable person on the team.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: His body and clothes are white.
    • He notes that there are different types of ghost, including ones that are only visible to him.
    • He also claims that he can still die, despite being a ghost, explaining his frequent terror at life threatening situations. After each death, he becomes a less tangible form of ghost, culminating in a Bedsheet Ghost, apparently. Also, if he has sex with a mortal, the world ends. It was very important that he be informed of this upon entering the afterlife.
  • Parental Substitute: Due to Mike being the way he is, Marcus is shown to be this to Yung. And it shows, they have the most stable relationship out of all the main characters.

    Yung Hee 
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Voiced by: Rachel Ramras

Mike's adopted daughter.


    Pigeon (Richard) 
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Voiced by: Norm MacDonald

A man whose ex-wife transformed him into a pigeon.


  • Acrophobic Bird: Despite being in a bird's body, he refuses to fly.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Like Yung and Marquess, he doesn't believe in magic despite being turned into a pigeon. He thinks it's unrelated to his wife's threats. He also refuses to believe in God, despite his ex invoking Him to turn Richard into a pigeon.
  • The Alcoholic: He's usually seen drinking a can of beer or any other alcoholic beverages. He's gradually transitioned to pill use, and often mocks Marquess for his alcohol abuse.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Usually only shows interest in women, but in "Tent Revival" when he sees how Marquess looks naked, he considers masturbating to him instead of Yung. As he hasn't shown any signs of attraction to any other men, it's not clear whether he's actually bi or Marquess is just that hot.
  • Baleful Polymorph
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: There are some women who will actually have sex with him.
  • Brutal Honesty: Pigeon gives no shits about what he says, or how vocal he is about saying it.
  • Butt-Monkey: In later episodes. Whether it be being burnt alive, nearly choked to death, attacked by hawk, or briefly dying from a drug overdose.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: He does this when he has the house to himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He switches back and forward with the way he snarks, courtesy of Norm MacDonald.
  • Death Seeker: In the season 2 premiere, "What's That Gnoise?" he is seen climbing into the oven to attempt suicide. He's never shown trying to kill himself afterward, but it's clear he doesn't enjoy life as a pigeon very much.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": We don't find out his real name until "A River Runs Through It Into A Heart Of Darkness" where it's revealed to be "Richard".
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Pigeon downs his drink after seeing an employee of famed author Cormac McCarthy who looks exactly like his wife.
  • Expy: He's very reminiscent of Bender.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In "Broken Wings", after learning how to fly and saving the rest of the team's lives, he flies away yelling out to them:
    Pigeon: Hey! I love you guys!
    (Marquess and Yung smile at him as he flies away)
    Mike: I wonder if Pigeon can see that red-tailed hawk flying towards him?
    (Their smiles quickly fade away)
    (Smash Cut back to the hospital)
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite his general jerkass and obnoxious attitude towards every situation the team comes across, he is absolutely horrified when he finds a de-brained Bobby Fischer and the remains of Mr. Ensler stuffed inside several desk drawers.
    • He is absolutely distraught by some of the mysteries they received in "Old Man of the Mountain".
    • At times, even he thinks Mike can be too crazy at times, such as in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste" where he is left speechless when Mike would rather try to end the episode early on than to save someone's life. And in "Foxcroft Academy of Boys" he confesses to Marquess that he's afraid that eventually Mike might kill both him and Marquess due to his strength, his easily agitated behavior and his loose grip on reality.
    • He once met The Loch Ness Monster, and expressed a ton of pity when it reveals that its just extremely lonely. He reaches out to comfort the monster However, things quickly go south when Mike misinterprets this as Pigeon giving the signal to attack and kills the poor thing.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's implied in "Losing It" that his sex addiction is due to his drunken father giving him to a Mexican hooker when he was 13, and Pigeon associating that event with losing weight and gaining self-confidence.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Mike is the only person who genuinely likes him, forcing Yung and Marquess to put up with him.
  • Hammerspace: Keeps a revolver as big as he is in his pocket.
  • Hidden Depths: Lampshaded in "A River Runs Through It Into the Heart of Darkness" when he questions how much (or little) the team really even knows about him.
    • Can read Chinese.
    • Despite claiming he was lying when he said he loves chess, Pigeon recognized Bobby Fischer on sight and quickly deduced where his brain had gone.
    • In, "Is Magic Real?" he's real quick to defend is ex-wife when Mike mistakenly calls her a witch. This plus his Drowning My Sorrows above, may mean he still loves her despite his constant cheating.
    • If he's not drinking or watching porn, he's often seen reading thick books.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Non-age example. In the words of Yung, "he was gorgeous!"
  • Jerkass: He's not afraid to act like an asshole to his team.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mainly shown in "Broken Wings", where he learns to fly just to save the team's lives without expecting any real award and actually saying that he loves them.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Pretty much the only team member who questions why people send mysteries to Mike Tyson. And the only one aware that Mike is Lethally Stupid and dangerous to be around.
    • Also the only team member who is technically employed. As he told Yung and the Marquessnote , it's not his fault they never had that conversation with Mike.
  • Narcissist: He has few redeeming qualities, if any, and consistently puts himself before others.
  • Only Sane Man: Despite his Jerkass tendencies, he along with Hee are among the few who actually seem aware of the level of utter ridiculousness Mike gets into, and will often bluntly point it out.
  • The Peeping Tom: In "Is Magic Real?" at least, though probably does it regularly.
  • Pet the Dog
    • In "What's that Gnoise", he doesn't make fun of Meg's kid who's overweight and actually gives encouragement at her gymnastic class. He say's it's because he was " a fat kid."
    • In "The Bard's Curse", he decides to comfort the heavily-drugged Marquess after he killed all the "demons" and goes along with Yung on not telling him the truth. Too bad Mike accidentally tells him that he killed several innocent people anyways.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He has it out for Deezy.
  • Troll: He tends to be this, mostly to Marquess.
  • Was Once a Man: Now he's a pigeon.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In "Is Magic Real?", he revealed he's a pigeon because his ex-wife threatened to turn him into a pigeon if he cheated on her one more time, which he immediately did.

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Recurring Characters

     Deezy 
Voiced by: Chuck Deezy
Mike's agent, he occasionally joins in on the team's mysteries.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally appearing in "Ty-Stunned", and his since became a recurring character.
    • He eventually becomes a full-on member of the team in the season 4 premiere.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: "Help a Brother Out" gives a lot of insight about his life outside the team.
  • The Load: He is not a good agent. Something only Pigeon seems to realize.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Him and Pigeon really hate each other.
  • Tagalong Reporter: Fills this role in "Ty-Stunned" and "Losin' It".

     Sandra Sanchez 
The ex-wife of Richard (Pigeon). She is (partially) responsible for turning Richard into a pigeon.

  • Genius Ditz: Shades of this. Despite being a very talented witch capable of turning people into animals, she seems a bit lacking in common sense. Her solution to reuniting with Richard (Pigeon) after falling in love with him again is not to turn him back into a human, but to turn herself into a pigeon (much to Richard's chagrin). She then flies out over a lake containing a mythical sea monster and is promptly eaten.
  • The Ghost: Has never made a physical appearance until "Ogopogo!".
  • Killed Off for Real: After turning into a pigeon, she is immediately eaten by Ogopogo.

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One-off Characters

     Abner Callmouth-Griegs 
The man who apparently used to live in Mike's house. Cursed to spend eternity mercilessly tormented by a witch.

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He is mercilessly tortured by an extra-dimensional witch who murders his family and then feeds them to him. That's a pretty horrible thing to happen to someone, but then factor in that he's doomed to live it for all eternity.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He figures out how to use the witch's magic portal and tries to swap Mike, Marquess and Yung in place of himself and his family (which doesn't work). He could've simply used said portal to escape. Marquess even calls him out on this.
  • Eternal Recurrence: Doomed to watch the witch murder his family and feed them to him...over and over again for all eternity.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: A tragic example. The witch butchers his wife and children while he watches helplessly. Then, she cooks their remains in a pot into a stew which she then feeds to him. He's cursed to relive this for eternity.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!!: Says this when the witch moves in to murder his family and repeat the cycle of evil he's been trapped in for eternity.


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