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    Kaio "K.O." Kincaid/T.K.O. 

K.O.

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Voiced by: Stephanie Nadolny note , Courtenay Taylor (current)

"Maybe I already am a hero!"

The title character of the show. K.O. is an excitable young lad with a love of battling and even bigger sense of justice. Currently, K.O. serves as an employee at Gar's Bodega.

Hero Level: 0 ("Let's Be Heroes"-"Jethro's All Yours"), 0.1 ("You're Level 100!"-"You're in Control"), 1 ("You're in Control"-"Dendy's Power"), 3 ("Dendy's Power"-"Dark Plaza"), 4 ("Dark Plaza"-onward), 100 ("Thank You For Watching The Show" at 35+)


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the original pilot and the app game, he could easily hold his own. At the beginning of the series proper, he's a Naïve Newcomer at the bottom of the totem pole, power-wise.
  • Adorkable: K.O. is an upbeat, sweet and dorky kid that loves heroes and is nice to everybody, even his super-deformed faces in jokes are also cute.
    Carol: You're as cute as I ever was!
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Rad and Enid sometimes call him "brushhead".
    • Carol often calls him "peanut".
  • All-Loving Hero: His end wish is that everyone live their best lives, including even his enemies.
  • Anime Hair: Rad and Enid affectionately call him Brush Head.
  • Art Evolution: In the second season, K.O.'s hair isn't drawn as tall as it was in Season 1, and is even slightly rounder in some areas.
  • Ascended Fanboy: A huge fan of Mr. Gar (and the heroes that shop there) who gets the chance to work at Gar's Bodega to learn how to be a hero.
  • Birthday Episode: He has his birthday in "Plaza Alone".
  • Blue Is Heroic: He wears a blue vest as part of his work uniform.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: K.O. is apparently capable of seeing Gar and Carol's flashbacks. Even lampshading that Gar has the same vague and confusing flashbacks. Subverted in "Seasons Change" where it shows Enid and Rad being able to view his flashback, which implies that everyone can see flashbacks in the form of a Rebus Bubble.
  • Broken Pedestal: Upon learning that Laserblast is his father, he instantly takes a lot of pride in it, even wearing the latter's mask when he goes to thwart one of Venomous and Boxman's schemes, but he winds up sorely disappointed when Venomous shows what Laserblast actually is like.
  • Can't Catch Up: He feels frustrated with his lack of progress at becoming a hero and not being able to catch up to Enid and Rad. Though this may no longer be the case as of "Dendy's Power" where he reaches Level 3.
  • Cheerful Child: K.O. is chipper, helpful, excitable and enthralled by the heroes around him. Few things seem to be able to get him down.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: K.O. is always trying to help everyone—sometimes even people who try to hurt him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: K.O. is a hyperactive spaz with occasionally weird ideas of heroism.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: If the post-haircut Animesque Art Shift in "I Am Dendy" and K.O.'s retina scan in "You're Level 100!" are canon, then K.O. is a brunette with brown eyes.
  • Custom Uniform: He wears a blue vest when working at Gar's due to them being out of crop tops.
  • Cute Little Fangs: He acquires them after merging with T.K.O., both in their temporary P.K.O. form and later when they merge permanently.
  • The Cutie: It's really not hard to see why Carol's dojo Fitness students gush whenever they see him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: In the Season 1 finale, he manages to harness T.K.O.'s power for the side of good, even using his purple chi attacks.
  • Disappeared Dad: Admits to not having a dad, implying that his dad was gone before he was born. It turns out that Professor Venomous (formerly Laserblast) was his dad, meaning that he had been hiding from K.O. the whole time, though Word of God is that Venomous didn't know about K.O. and their relationship either until shortly after "We're Captured".
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: When Rad calls him "simple" and compares him to Jethro, K.O. eventually calls Rad out on it, saying he may seem simple on the outside, but he's complex on the inside. Rad eventually apologizes, saying he was just messing around.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He does wear leg warmers, though.
    • In an Early Installment Weirdness moment in "Let's Be Heroes", he is seen to be wearing shoes when visiting Mr. Gar's bodega for the first time and facing off against Darrell where he thinks he's beating him until he comes to and Real Magic Skeleton showed him that Darrell beat him, which makes him more determined in his quest to become a legendary hero; "Let's Play Heroes" reveals his reasoning for this is never figuring out how to tie the laces so he stopped wearing footwear altogether.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like olives.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Of the main trio, K.O.'s the Fighter, relying on power and more conventional fighting.
  • Friendless Background: One of his videos reveals that he didn't really have any friends until he met Rad and Enid.
  • Future Badass: He unsurprisingly becomes this in the future, but by the time he's in his 30s, he has reached Level 100!
  • Generation Xerox: Physically he looks like a young brunette version of his mother down to the clothing choices. He also desires to follow Carol's heroic footsteps and eventually go to the school named after P.O.I.N.T., the superhero group she was once a member of.
  • Good Feels Good: He tells Enid that helping others feels good, and is shocked when she says she doesn't like helping people.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: His Pow Card stats might only be one star for intelligence but even with this, he occasionally shows to be rather observant about his surroundings and comes up with clever ideas to solve problems that happen around the plaza.
  • Has Two Daddies: By the time of the finale, K.O. has three dads; not only does Carol tie the knot with Mr. Gar, but Professor Venomous, K.O.'s biological father, gets married to Lord Boxman.
  • The Heart: His presence greatly helps Gar, Enid and Rad to come to better terms with themselves and each as people. Particularly, he helped Gar start connecting with Carol, Enid start caring more and deal with Elodie properly and helps Rad to deal with his issues on popularity and pride.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Is given the Heart Ring in the Captain Planet crossover episode.
  • Height Angst: In "Just Be a Pebble", he worries that he's too short to be a hero. Rad gives him a candy that makes him grow, but he eats too many and grows into a giant, which ends up causing more trouble than it's worth.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Towards Mr. Gar and various other Lakewood Plaza Turbo heroes.
    • K.O. also seems to worship Sonic as well since he have a notepad filled with fanart of him & refers the blue blur as the fastest, bluest, & greatest hero of all time. Not to mention that he act quite giddy around him.
  • Heroic Bastard: K.O's parents, Carol and Laserblast conceived him out of wedlock.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He starts off as enthusiastic but unskilled, and takes the job at Gar's Bodega to learn how to be a hero.
  • Heroic RRoD: He seriously cannot keep up with Hero's energy when they go to deal with Galgarion.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In "Face Your Fear", K.O.'s fear is becoming a villain and hurting innocents.
    • He is also far more observant than he lets on. T.K.O. demonstrates this by knowing fully well that Shadowy Figure must have a reason for his knowledge of K.O.'s life despite claiming to only care about gaining glorbs (and subsequently money).
    • Apparently, he also reads about Jungian psychology.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Dendy's briefly shown assessment of K.O. is that his Chronic Hero Syndrome comes from lacking a father figure and seeking validation to make up for it.
  • In-Series Nickname: Enid and Rad sometimes calls him "Brush-Head," and Carol calls him "Peanut."
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's 6-11, meaning he's most likely several years younger than both Enid and Rad.
  • Internal Monologue: In true anime fashion K.O. spends a lot of time going over his motivations, plans, and goals in his head.
  • In the Blood: Heroic K.O. struggles with a villainous side, as he is the product of a hero and a villain. Though, ultimately, he chooses to be a hero like his mom rather than a villain like his dad, and it shows in his and his dad's very different ways of dealing with their Turbo personalities.
  • Ironic Nickname: His mom calls him Peanut, but he's allergic.
  • Keet: He is quite excitable about his goal of becoming a hero.
  • Kid Hero: He's the protagonist and is by far the youngest of the employees at Gar's Bodega.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: In the series finale, he's shown to become as strong and muscular as Mr. Gar was in his 30s.
  • Kiddie Kid: When he's leaning more to the 'six' side of his Vague Age than 'eleven'.
  • Like a Son to Me: Gar comes to see him this way more and more throughout the series, especially once he starts dating Carol, and begins actively trying to act like a father figure to him.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Both K.O. and Laserblast/Venomous are plagued by insecurity and feelings of powerlessness. However, while Laserblast wallowed in his insecurities and ultimately turned to villainy as a result, K.O. moved past it.
    • How not-alike they are gets highlighted, lampshaded, and discussed in "Let's Get Shadowy".
    • It's best seen in how they embraced their darker alter egos. When Venomous did so with Shadowy Figure, the implication was that he submitted to his desire for power and got overwhelmed by it, and fittingly, lost Shadowy and his power altogether by the end of the series. K.O., meanwhile, acknowledged the fear and insecurities as part of who he is, and merged with T.K.O. for good, making him even more powerful.
  • Maybe Ever After: Dendy and K.O. are still close friends decades into the future, but if they're romantically involved is left vague.
  • Momma's Boy: He has a close relationship with his mother, Carol.
  • Megaton Punch: The Power Punch. The Season 1 Finale "You're in Control" shows that when combined with T.K.O.'s dark chi, it can One-Hit Kill Boxman Jr. who curb-stomped everyone else who fought him.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: He's known primarily by his first initials, and while his first name is "Kaio," we're never told what the "O" stands for.
  • Nice Guy: A kind kid who takes joy in helping others, even if they're someone who's been mean to him.
  • Only Child Syndrome: His family is just him and his mother, though Mr. Gar becomes Carol's boyfriend and a loose father figure to K.O. by the beginning of Season 2.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: K.O. is a nickname based off of his first and middle initials.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Was mistaken for Rad simply by wearing his nametag and having two straws in his hair in place of his antennae.
  • Parental Title Characterization: Calls Carol "mommy", because he's a young Momma's Boy.
  • Personality Blood Types: Dendy's research report shows he's a Type O. He has also shown some of the traits generally associated with this blood type including confidence, self-determination, and athletic skills.
  • Positive Friend Influence: K.O. lives and breathes this trope; his presence in the Bodega has influenced the lives of virtually everyone he meets, including the villains to some extent. He encourages Enid to deal with her issues with Elodie and encouraged Gar to start talking with Carol again. He also becomes Dendy's first friend, after which she seems to become better at socializing and happier overall. He helps Rad learn to be more open with admitting with his "non-macho" hobbies. Additionally, everyone also desires to become better for K.O. Rad finally resolves his inner turmoil when he realizes that his "macho" persona is having a negative effect on K.O.
    • And this is just for the main cast. Red Action also becomes nicer and more considerate, Holo-Jane herself mentions to how K.O. opened her eyes and even with the villains, given how K.O.'s involvement sorta helped Venomous and Boxman.
    • Rad and Enid outright tell K.O. (or technically, T.K.O., when they're trying to get K.O. to resurface with The Power of Love) how much he means to them in "Let's Fight to the End", with Rad stating that K.O. helped him become more comfortable with himself and his likes and dislikes, and Enid noting how he helped her confront a part of her past she'd once wanted to forget and not deal with.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Wears a red bandanna and wrists bands (and pink legwarmers), as well as blue shorts, earned a blue vest, and whatever his power is it comes out as a light blue. While Enid and Rad also wear blue as part of their dress code, he's the main character and the only one of the core trio to wear red.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wears pink leg warmers.
  • Red Is Heroic: Is on the hero side, and were a red bandanna.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Or rather "Work Uniforms Are the New Black". Ever since getting the vest, he has hardly ever removed it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: K.O. is actually pushed to this at the thought of even more level grinding when he and Hero fail to defeat Galgarion. He delivers a speech to Hero over this, causing Hero to realize that he's got it all wrong.
  • Shipper on Deck: Very much so for Rad/Enid, in spite of his ship being sunk several times, a ship that has been explicitly stated to be sunk by Enid, Rad and Cupid. His video channel includes a shipping Fanvid with snippets from their flashback.
  • Shock and Awe: After taming T.K.O., he's able to send shockwaves through his gloves.
  • Split-Personality Merge: When he finally accepts that T.K.O. isn't a mindless evil created by someone else and a natural part of his personality, the two merge into one.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Since the show takes a lot of inspiration from various anime, it's no surprise that K.O. has many elements of this trope. He's an All-Loving Hero who's determined to become the greatest hero, has Anime Hair, isn't very bright, is a Primary-Color Champion, and has been a positive influence on everyone he's met. For bonus points, he was originally voiced by Stephanie Nadolny, who voiced young Goku from Dragon Ball (who's the Trope Codifier and one of the most well-known examples).
  • Superpowered Evil Side: T.K.O., complete with spiky wristbands, eyeliner, and edgy teen angst.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: K.O. has a Turbo form, T.K.O., similar to his father, Professor Venomous, and his Turbo form, Shadowy Figure. Since K.O. was conceived before the time that Shadowy existed, this suggests that the potential for Venomous to develop a Superpowered Evil Side was always there, and was In the Blood with K.O.
  • Super Mode: When he and T.K.O. synchronize to form Perfect K.O., his body gains a golden aura, golden eyes, and blue sweatbands.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: As P.K.O he gains golden eyes, showing the power boost gained from him and T.K.O being in synch.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Manages to punch a boulder to pieces in "Plazalympics".
    • Taken one step further in "You're in Control" where he scraps Boxman Jr. (who curbstomped both Gar and Carol at the same time easily and was even with T.K.O.) with a single attack.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in Season 2 where not only does he rank up to Level 3, but he also gains a new form, P.K.O., after synchronizing with T.K.O.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: In the Sonic crossover, Lord Boxman converts K.O. into Metal K.O. using the Master Emerald. Thankfully, he turns back once Sonic hits him like how he does to the Badniks.
  • Vague Age: He is explicitly referred to as "exactly 6-11 years old"note . This continues in the series finale "Thanks for Watching", where K.O. has 3 birthdays, with the birthday cake candles showing "13-17", "18-23", and "35+".
  • World's Strongest Man: At first averted in "You're Level 100" where his increased level was just a glitch. Played very straight in the finale where we see that he has truly reached Level 100 by the time he's 35.

T.K.O.

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Voiced by: Courtenay Taylor

Turbo K.O. (T.K.O. for short) is a manifestation of K.O.'s negative emotions sealed within his subconscious. Originally antagonistic, he's come to tolerate his other half. By Season 2, he's come to see K.O. as a sort of brother and vice versa, but when K.O. locks him back in his subconscious he's angered to the point of being willing to join the villains.

Hero Level: Unknown -99 ("Let's Fight to the End")


  • Ambiguously Evil: After his first appearance, he comes off less as evil, and more just emotionally unstable, eventually even making a deal with K.O. to share their powers, but threatens he can't go back on it.
    • Season 2 makes him even harder to place, showing him and K.O. getting along somewhat better, with T.K.O. even reluctantly confiding in K.O., troubled by Shadowy Figure, and asking why he exists in the first place.
  • Bait the Dog: Season 3 has him falling back into his destructive ways, prompting K.O. to seal him away again. K.O. says he was a fool to think he could change T.K.O.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like to be called cute, unlike K.O.
    • "Good hustle."
    • He also hates being locked up. Being locked away in K.O's subconscious results in him snapping so hard he tries to destroy the world.
    • He's also angered by being mistaken for K.O.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He joins Shadowy Venomous at the end of "Carl" as "equal partners"... at least, he thought they were. In reality, Shadowy sees him as a Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb. They serve as the antagonists of "Dendy's Video Channel" and "Let's Fight To The End".
  • Blood Knight: At first all he wants to do is fight. Once he calms down somewhat, he can be reasoned with, but is still very violence prone.
  • Character Development: After the Time Skip, he's mellowed a fair bit albeit in an ennui sort of way and more comfortable talking to K.O., willingly talking about his feelings with him, and seems to have become very existential after having very little to do, stating that he's "only living [in K.O.'s world]".
  • Chronic Villainy: Implied in "T.K.O. Rules!". One of the hidden drawings depicts him surrounded by darkness with words that say "I can't stop!". This contrast's K.O.'s Chronic Hero Syndrome, which makes sense since T.K.O. is his Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has dark purple eyelids. Despite a joke about him taking Carol's makeup, it appears to be natural, instantly appearing when he takes control of K.O. and disappearing when he loses it.
  • Cute Little Fangs: He sports a fang.
  • De-Power: One of his abilities is the power to depower others via absorbing their energy.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: By the second season, T.K.O. has realized he is not the "real" K.O., and so seeks out Shadowy Figure to find out why he made him.
  • Divergent Character Evolution:
    • He's portrayed without a shirt, wearing just a black vest and pants in Lets Play Heroes within the final act of the game.
    • Within K.O.'s mindscape in Season 2, he's changed his outfit, which was exactly the same white shirt and vest as K.O., just without the headband, to wearing a black tee with a pentagram on it, with purple pants, along with his usual spiked armbands.
    • Possible deconstructed as T.K.O. developing uniquely from K.O. was partly what kept them from their realization that they were the same person.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He flies into a rage when he feels like he's being looked down on (such as when he's called cute, or told his behavior is a "phase").
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He joins forces with Shadowy Venomous in the season three episode "The Carl". But it becomes abundantly clear that T.K.O. is the more powerful of the pair, and Shadowy's plan wouldn't get anywhere without him. Once Shadowy starts pushing his luck, T.K.O. effortlessly dispatches him.
  • Dragon Ascendant: When Shadowy Venomous snaps at him, T.K.O. wastes no time in handing his ass to him, briefly becoming the Big Bad.
  • Emo Teen: He's got wild hair, a surly attitude, listens to depressing rock and is pretty troubled, albeit for more solid reasons than the usual emo teen. He even has the eyeliner and spiky purple wristbands, though this is not unqiue to him and more present on anyone Turbo as seen with Fink, Shadowy Venomous, and even Turbo Enid and Rad. He also denies that he's going through a phase when his mom calls him out on it.
    T.K.O.: IT'S NOT A PHASE, MOM!
  • Energy Absorption: T.K.O. can form an electrifying bubble around him that does this. Just like his dad.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Averted. He was planning on punching Carol full blast before K.O. stopped him.
    • However, in the finale, K.O. is able to get his attention by playing him a recording of a song their mom sang to him when he were young, suggesting he might love Carol more than he lets on.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In "Mystery Science Fair 201X", upon being unleashed by Dendy in her attempts to release him for her science project, he seems genuinely angry at her less than empathetic treatment of K.O. to get him to surface. He explicitly calls her out for considering K.O. little more than a "lab rat".
    • After K.O. is betrayed by Venomous, his rage leads to T.K.O. forcing his way out of his subconscious and usurping control after plunging K.O. into where he was Trapped. He then goes to confront Venomous. When he learns that Shadowy Figure merged/took over Venomous, namely because of the latter's lust for power, he's actually disgusted at both of em. However, Shadowy Venomous is able to use Not So Different to exploit T.K.O.'s need for acceptance and get him to join his side
    T.K.O.: And here I was thinking you couldn't get any worse *fist lights up*.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: As T.K.O, his eyelids go purple and he wears prominent eyeliner.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has a mouth full of sharp teeth, one of which sticks out when his mouth is closed.
  • Flight: He can fly under his own power like a Dragon Ball character.
  • Go Out with a Smile: While he didn't technically die, he give K.O. a warm smile before he merged with him permanently.
  • Guyliner: As befitting an Emo Teen. Carol implies he stole some of her makeup to achieve the look.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: He is finally "defeated" when K.O. accepts his existence as part of himself rather than as something someone else forced upon him. When he and K.O. start to merge, he smiles warmly.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Being caged is a huge trigger for him. When he calms down in K.O's mind, he resents existing in someone else's head without a body of his own. K.O trying to lock him in his subconscious causes him to snap and fully turn to evil once he's freed.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: Shadowy Venomous intended him as a weapon with which he would conquer the world and establish himself as the greatest villain.
  • Leitmotif: Hard rock often plays in his appearances, signifying his wild and out of control personality.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Unlike K.O he possesses the ability to De-Power other superheroes, just like Laserblast once did.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: As befitting a Superpowered Evil Side born from anger, he often flies into Unstoppable Rage.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Reached an agreement with K.O. in "You're in Control". As long as K.O. lets him roam free in his mind, he'll let him tap into his powers. No take backs, though. Season 2 complicates thing, with T.K.O. now obsessing over his purpose and on finding Shadowy Figure for answers about it. If nothing else, he is on better terms with K.O.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his aggressive leanings, it's implied through a drawing that says "I Can't Stop!" in "T.K.O. Rules!" that he actually does feel guilt for his violent nature, but can't stop himself. The finale also suggests he craves acceptance for his existence, which is why he insists so hard that he is T.K.O. Like K.O, he is also fairly observant, immediately challenging Shadowy Figure's claim that he wasn't focused on K.O and refuting it with evidence.
  • Ironic Name: In boxing and mixed martial arts, a T.K.O. is less violent and devastating than a normal K.O.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As he mellows out he seems to become more protective of K.O, genuinely becoming furious when Dendy treated K.O as a lab rat and looking out for his interests, including refusing to accept Shadowy Figure's claims that he didn't target K.O specifically when creating T.K.O and grumpily telling K.O he should be pushing to be granted more rewards to go with greater responsibility in the episode "T.K.O Rules". However, he loses this as a result of K.O trapping him in his subconscious.
  • Makeup Is Evil: He gains obvious Guyliner, black nail polish, and Excessive Evil Eyeshadow in this form. He seemingly stole some eyeliner from his mom to perfect the look.
  • Meaningful Rename: After defeating the giant Darrell, T.K.O. tells Rad and Enid that he's not K.O.; He's Turbo K.O., or T.K.O. for short.
  • Nominal Hero: Sorta. While he may be made of K.O.'s negative emotions, he never acually came off as hero, insead more as a violent chaotic force. Even after he took over K.O. seemingly for good, he originally confronted Venomous for his betrayal and he was initally angry and disgusted at how Venomous sold out to Shadowy Figure for power. He only made the Face–Heel Turn because of Shadowy Venomous exploiting his need to be needed.
  • The Power of Hate: He's born from the negative emotions of K.O. so he thrives off of this.
  • Power Floats: He's shown to float around rather than bother walking around.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: His Wild Hair is much more voluminous than K.O.'s regular hair, though that's apparently just what it looks like without the headband.
  • Power Parasite: He is able to absorb others' powers, just like his dad.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His power glow/energy is a light/neon purple.
  • Reluctant Psycho: The episode "T.K.O. Rules!" shows a drawing he made with the words "I Can't Stop!" written on it, implying that he's aware and ashamed of his violent tendencies but can't reign them in.
  • Running on All Fours: He often runs in this way, showing off his more primal side as opposed to K.O.
  • The Sacred Darkness: He is the embodiment of K.O.'s negative emotions, like anger and fear of helplessness. However, he is ultimately K.O. as well (or more accurate, K.O.'S Jungian shadow) and they merge with K.O. recognizes that they are one and need each other.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: K.O tries to lock him in his subconscious. It doesn't work for long.
  • Shout-Out: In his introductory episode he calls K.O a "faker", much like Shadow called Sonic a faker (and vice versa) in Sonic Adventure 2. Seeing as Sonic appears in the show and K.O is shown to be a fan of him, this is likely intentional.
  • Split-Personality Merge: When K.O. finally accepts that he isn't a mindless evil created by someone else and a natural part of his personality, the two merge into one.
  • Stop Hitting Yourself: Just when he's about to finish off Carol, K.O. manages to regain control of his own body long enough to make him knock himself out.
  • Spam Attack: He tends to use the same attack multiple times before moving on to another one. Enid actually calls him a "little spammer" after he tries to repeatedly uppercut her. He later used his own predictability to catch K.O. off guard by switching from a punch to a kick mid-spam.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Originally wished to take over K.O.'s identity and existence. He eventually calms down in this regard, and seems to be satisfied sharing. After K.O. decides letting T.K.O. out of his subconscious was a mistake and locks him up again, T.K.O. comes back with a vengeance and reverses the situation.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He's K.O.'s built-up anger manifested, and upon full manifestation, K.O. is locked into the cage that T.K.O. was trapped in.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Implied. T.K.O. can create a bubble of purple energy that knocks down everyone in its path, similar to his father, Laserblast.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's mellowed considerably in Season 2 and is more open to working with K.O.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His main strategy is to wildly use his fists on whatever annoys him, but he's so strong he's nearly leveled Lakewood Plaza by himself twice, and this was while he was focused on fighting another person.
  • World's Strongest Man: Given he is part of K.O., he counts as this. As seen in "Let's Fight To the End", he ends up reaching Level -99 in his attempt to destroy the world.
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    Enid Mettle 
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Voiced by: Mena Suvari (pilot, mobile game), Ashly Burch (currently)

"You don't need to be a star to fight for what's right. And if you're my friend, I'll fight 'till the end for you. I'm Enid. I may not always come out on top, but I'm always loyal."

A co-worker at Mr. Gar's store, Enid runs the front counter check-out. She claims to have been trained as a shinobi by her supermodel dad and spy mom, who made her get a part-time job at Gar's. Also spins music around town as DJ Fireball.

Enid fights like a Ninja, and often utilizes techniques that would seem familiar to anyone that watches a lot of Shonen Anime.

Hero Level: 3 ("Let's Be Heroes"-"Red Action to the Future"), 4 ("Dendy's Power"-"Dark Plaza"), 5 ("Dark Plaza" onward), 10 ("Let's Fight To The End")


  • Action Girl: Is the only female working at Gar's and kicks ass.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Her skin is brown but her peculiar genealogy doesn't really track with any real-world ethnicity.
  • Ambiguously Human: Her bio lists her as "human", but her parents are a werewolf and vampire, and her magical powers may be in-born somehow.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a crop-top that exposes her midsection.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards K.O., even if they aren't related by blood. This extends beyond just protecting him in battle, too; she's also emotionally protective of him, as seen when Elodie cruelly tells him why he could never get into P.O.I.N.T. Prep, and despite having just recently reconciled with Elodie, Enid doesn't hesitate to stick up for K.O.
  • Big Sister Mentor: She's a big sister figure to K.O. and helps teach him how to be a hero.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Wears a blue crop top as part of her work uniform.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She can be very effective at her job when she's not slacking around or disrespecting the customers. But when it comes to fighting, she puts a lot of effort into it.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her shadow jutsu can turn her shadow into a monster, or she can use it for spying and stealth.
  • Character Development: Thanks to K.O.'s enthusiasm and optimism, she gradually becomes less cynical and more open about how much she cares for her friends.
    • For the first half of the series, she tends to snark at other people to cover up the insecurity she feels about not having herself figured out yet, with Rad being the most frequent target. Eventually in "Special Delivery", Rad outright tells Enid that this bothers him and gets her to admit what the real problem is, and afterwards, Enid noticeably dials it back on the snark and is more openly affectionate to him for the rest of the series. This better treatment is mutual thanks to Rad's own character development.
    • Enid spent most of the series uncomfortable with her witch heritage since she wanted to be a ninja, and felt she had to be one or the other. The series finale sees her realize that accepting and embracing the witch side of herself doesn't make her any less of a ninja, and she attends witch college, and is later shown using both her witch magic and ninja jutsu when running the Fitness Dojo.
  • Cool Big Sis: She takes on this role to K.O. Normally she's apathetic and sarcastic, but she acts protective of him and his enthusiasm is capable of breaking through her cynicism.
  • Cute Witch: Her parents have raised her to be a witch, but she'd much rather be a ninja. She's cute either way, though, and in the finale, she embraces her witchy nature.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is strongly associated with darkness motifs (being a witch who wants to be a ninja and who has some shadow-based attacks) and her signature color is purple, but she's one of the good guys.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Besides a handful of episodes ("You Get Me", "You Have to Care", "Parents' Day"), she has the whole P.O.I.N.T. Prep arc to herself (at least until K.O. and Rad re-enter the picture).
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of her strengths is listed as "Power Sarcasm", and she lives up to it.
    • Boxman even refers to her as "Sarcasm Queen" in the second episode, "Let's Be Friends".
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Beneath her usual snark, Enid's main source of insecurity is figuring out who she is and who she wants to be.
    Rad: You seem to have a lot more figured out than I do...
    Enid: Are you kidding me? I'm a witch who wants to be a ninja who maybe wants to be a hero but works at a convenience store? I don't have anything figured out!
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Going along with the ninja theme, she can create clones of herself.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: More so than Rad. In the original pilot, she had bandages wrapped around her midriff, slightly longer shorts, and a longer ponytail that covered one of her eyes.
  • Evil Laugh: O.K., she's not evil at all, but holy shit, she can really belt one out.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Of the main trio, she's the Thief for her ninja skills.
  • Forgiveness: Once Enid starts attending P.O.I.N.T. Prep for a brief period, Elodie eventually admits that the greatly regrets abandoning her years ago, and asks her to forgive her. Though Enid naturally cracks a joke about it, she does forgive Elodie, and they rekindle their friendship.
  • Genre Savvy: Is the most savvy of the group. For example, she's the only one able to see through K.O.'s Paper-Thin Disguise of Rad. This makes sense considering the fact that she watches anime and is a fan of it, so she would recognize most tropes that come into her life.
  • Green Thumb: She can summon a bunch of leaves and use it to cushion her fall.
  • Godzilla Threshold: She and Rad both accept turbo collars from Fink in order to try to defeat T.K.O, turning them into "Tenid" and "Trad" respectively.
  • Hartman Hips: She has rather wide hips.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She's a heroic character in a romantic relationship with Red Action, whose hair is... well...
  • Hipster: In "Plaza Prom", Enid is asked to break out DJ Fireball for a prom, and she reluctantly goes along with it. She's visibly uncomfortable when she has to start playing "Mainstream trash", and is later shown hooked up to a respirator with an attending EMT nearby because it hurts her so much. K.O. later tells her to go ahead and play what's in her heart, prompting her to pull out the "GOOD MUSIC."
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Their exact ages are unknown, but the teenage Enid and Rad are friends with the presumably much younger K.O.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's cynical, snarky and admits she prefers helping herself instead of others, but she truly cares about K.O. and can usually be counted on to do the right thing.
  • Kick Chick: Uses almost exclusively her legs to fight, even when activating her Special Move. Fittingly, her inner animal turns out to be a rabbit, which she duly lampshades. That's on top of, when Boxman visits during his forced off day, while Rad and K.O. point their fingers at him, she points her foot.
  • Likes Older Women: Possibly as she blushes when she sees old Red. Also, in "We Messed Up", she refers to a photo of Carol from her days as Silver Spark as a "babe".
  • Making a Splash: Is given the Water Ring in the Captain Planet crossover episode.
  • Maybe Ever After: Enid is shown still with Red Action years into the future, but in the further future where K.O. now runs the Bodega, the two new Bodega employees look suspiciously like Patchwork Kids of Rad and Enid, up to them also using their abilities (one being a Kick Chick with Rad's body design and skin color and the other looking like a thin male version of Enid, but with Rad's antennae and using telekinesis.) One possibility is that Enid remains with Red Action and the two are surrogate children. Another possibility is that Red Action eventually returned to the future, thus parting ways with Enid and she eventually got together with Rad.
  • Morality Pet: She seems to be this to Red Action during "Back in Red Action" as Red is finally facing her problems instead of avoiding them and also being more honest thanks to Enid's influences.
  • Ninja: Her powers and fighting style revolves around this.
  • Ninja Log: One of her various abilities. A use she's famous for doing with it is avoiding customers.
  • Official Couple: As of season 3, with Red Action.
  • Otaku: A Flashback to her middle school days shows that she carried around a lot of manga.
    • An artwork of Enid's room, which drawn by one of the storyboard artists, Stevie Borbolla, depict her room having a lot of anime/manga merchandise, such as posters, action figures, manga, DVDs, among other things.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Enid had bangs that cover her left eye in middle school.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: While on the job, she's usually on her phone when there's no customers around or if she doesn't feel like working.
  • Playing with Fire: Her kick attacks can form fireballs.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Might only be a level three but she definitely has purple hair.
  • Random Species Offspring: Enid comes from a Creepy Family of various monsters much like The Munsters: She's a human/witch, her dad's a werewolf, her mom's a vampire, and her younger twin brothers are a Frankenkid and a pumpkin head person.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Seems to be her specialty of giving those to her offenders.
    • In "You Get Me", she gives one to Wally the White involving his Moral Myopia reasoning and labels him as a coward.
    • In "We've Got Pests", she gives another to the titular pests when they take their cool personas too far. Also counts as You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech since she helps them realize they don't need to be cool, just themselves.
    • In "Second First Date", she give one to Rad, calling him out on being a jerk to her on both of their dates and expresses her disbelief that he will change.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has done a few examples of this including;
    • The center of her eyes being red when she gave Gnarlio, Peej, and Chill Cat the speech on what it means to be cool.
    • Her past selves being red-eyed photographs during her fears in the Face Your Fears game.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: When she was best friends with Elodie, she was the Blue to her red. Elodie is a loud, flashy Attention Whore, while Enid is quiet and shy. This is still the case once they become friends again in the present day, as Elodie is the energetic Lovable Alpha Bitch to Enid's calm Deadpan Snarker. This is even reflected in their outfits, as Enid wears a blue shirt while Elodie wears a red dress.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Or rather "Work Uniforms Are the New Black". We hardly ever see her in anything other than the crop top even when she isn't working in the store.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The conclusion of her storyline in the P.O.I.N.T. Prep arc. While she's doing very well at the school and is one of the more successful students, she realizes that P.O.I.N.T. isn't the same organization she once looked up to and has too much messed up stuff going on, and chooses to return to the Plaza.
  • The Slacker: Like Rad, she tries to avoid doing work at the bodega whenever she can. However, in "You're Everybody's Sidekick", it is because she thinks the customers won't appreciate it and believes they take her for granted.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female working in the front room of Gar's.
  • She's Got Legs: They're pretty muscular in comparison to her upper body.
  • Stepford Snarker: Enid reveals in "Special Delivery" that she makes cracks at others (particularly Rad) because it's easier than dealing with the fact that she doesn't have herself completely figured out, yet.
  • Stage Names: When she's a DJ, she goes by the name "DJ Fireball".
  • Superpowered Evil Side: She temporarily gains her turbo form, Tenid, to match power against T.K.O. with the help of Fink's collar in "Let's Fight To the End".
  • Token Wizard: Enid is the only main character whose powers are magical in nature, and knows the most about magic.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Elodie, until Elodie abandoned Enid after defeating her in the P.O.I.N.T. Prep entrance exams (which Enid only lost at all because she was holding back against her best friend). This betrayal was a major contributing factor to her present-day cynicism and trust issues. In the P.O.I.N.T. Prep arc, though, they reconcile and become friends again.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She liked to read yaoi manga when she was younger, as seen in "You Have to Care" and "Second First Date", and even shared them with Elodie back then.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair tied into a small spiky bun.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: She is shown to possess the ability to suck out people's souls in "Enid's Bad Day".

    Radicles "Rad" X 
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Voiced by: Ian Jones-Quartey, Sterling Jarvis (singing voice)

A meathead alien with Telekinesis from Planet X. Rad manages the stocking at Gar's Bodega.

He fights using his brute strength, resembling Martial Arts.

Hero Level: 2 ("Let's Be Heroes"-"Red Action to the Future"), 3 ("Dendy's Power"-"Dark Plaza"), 4 ("Dark Plaza" onward), 9 ("Let's Fight To The End")


  • Aliens Speaking English: Rad is an alien who speaks the English language.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has a turquoise skintone due to being an alien.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Describes Enid's mother and father as being "hot", and refers to Raymond as "a handsome but pretentious snob."
    Rad: Ugh, Raymond. He thinks he's so hot.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Similar to Enid, his tank-top exposes his midsection.
  • Big Brother Bully: Though not related to K.O, he mostly acts rude and insulting around him, though only very early on; he pretty quickly grows out of this into the two tropes below.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When push comes to shove, Rad becomes really protective of the little guy. This isn't just in battle, either; it's revealed near the end of the series in "Red Action 3: Grudgement Day" that his beef with Red Action stems from the time she purposely messed with and endangered K.O. in "You're Everyone's Sidekick", posted a video of it online, and never apologized, trying to pretend it didn't happen. Even K.O. himself wasn't that upset, but Rad took it personally simply because of his protectiveness towards him.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He's a big brother figure to K.O. and tries to teach him how to be a hero.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Wears a blue crop top as part of his work uniform.
  • Butt-Monkey: The main source of comedic slapstick of the main three who gets more of his fair share of painful retribution for being a asshole or a coward deep down. Deconstructed as he reveals in "Special Delivery" that while he normally pretends it doesn't bother him, he's actually gotten pretty sick and tired of being the butt of every joke. Particularly Enid's jokes.
    Rad: Do you even like hanging out with me? Or do you just like having someone around to make fun of?
    Enid: Rad, you know we just joke around like that. That's just our dynamic, y'know? K.O.'s the plucky kid, you're the macho meathead, and I'm the cool and funny one.
    Rad: Well, I'm also the one who likes corny music, okay? And the one that likes adding stupid mods to my van and eating food that makes me sick and I know I act tough about it but sometimes our dynamic stinks, alright?
  • Cat Smile: His default facial expression is one.
  • Character Development: Gets a ton over course of the series, as K.O.'s influence makes him a lot more comfortable with himself and able to be more open about his true thoughts and feelings. He becomes a better Big Brother Mentor to K.O. as a result:
    • While much of the "advice" he gives to K.O. early on is pretty bad and should really be regarded as Anti-Advice, it gets better and better throughout the series, and is genuinely good advice in later episodes.
    • Rad was extremely prone to macho posturing early in the series, not willing to say or do things or show genuine feelings if it would make him look weak. This starts to change once "Second First Date" highlights just how much this attitude (and the Toxic Friend Influence of Bel Beefer and Megafootball Baby) negatively affected his personality, in addition to ruining a potential romantic relationship with Enid. He finally apologizes for ruining their date, and starts letting his heart of gold shine through more from then on.
    • Season 3 highlights just how much he's changed for the better in "Radical Rescue". When he sees Megafootball Baby and Bell Beefer seemingly having a negative impact on K.O.'s personality too, he is quick to admit to K.O. that he regrets how he let them influence his likes and dislikes, and hates the thought of either them or himself being a bad role model for him. He is much quicker to stop his posturing this time around, and stops caring what they think of him.
    • For much of the series, he regarded his love for cats as a shameful Un Manly Secret, but in Season 3, he finally decides he doesn't care if anyone else learns that he volunteers at a cat shelter. Come the series finale, after retiring from the Planet X space force, he opens his own cat café in the Plaza.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite being muscular, Rad is not very bright, as he stubbornly insists on knowing everything and once forgot that he gave K.O. his name tag in "You Are Rad" and mistaking him as an impostor.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Minor, but in the original pilot, he had square eyes and a tiny mustache. Now he has round eyes like everyone else, the 'stache is gone, and he's acquired a pair of canine fangs.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While he does desire to be a superstar and famous, Rad would rather be liked for what he did rather than being a 1-dimensional stereotype alien.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Of the main trio, he's the Mage for his reliance on telekinesis, though he's quite strong regardless.
  • Godzilla Threshold: He and Enid both accept turbo collars from Fink in order to try to defeat T.K.O, turning them into "Trad" and "Tenid" respectively.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Rad may be a hero, but he is the most obnoxious employee of the bodega and is quite stubborn and egotistical at best. He gets better, though, and much nicer, as the series goes on.
  • Heroic Build: He is very muscular and can kick bad guy butt.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • When K.O. has his name tag, he learns that Rad babysits, takes yoga and likes cat calendars.
    • "Plaza Prom" shows that he's an extremely good dancer.
    • His Pow Card stats say his intelligence is only at two stars yet when he tried to get past the patrol bots at POINT Academy to see what the honor students were up to they show his signature quality is his wisdom. This might have something to do with being a child of both Planet X's Jock and Nerd factions.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: "Second First Date" shows that he is actually very self-conscious and acts hyper-confident to compensate.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Some of his remarks towards K.O. end up sounding more insulting than he means them to be, like calling K.O. simple and comparing him to Jethro. When he realizes how much it bothers K.O., he apologizes.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Their exact ages are unknown, but the teenage Rad and Enid are friends with K.O. who appears much younger.
  • Jerkass: At his worst, he is a hero who extremely egotistical and brash towards everyone in the plaza. As a result, he comes off as a Big Brother Bully to K.O. and stubbornly hides his Hidden Depths, believing that people will like him better for it while ignoring the fact that he hurt their feelings, placing the blame on them for rejecting him instead and never thinking about what he'd done. Though this is really only true near the beginning of the series, as he moves being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold fairly early on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The jerk part is more pronounced, as he openly insults K.O. most of the time, but he's also capable of being very nice to K.O.
    • Reconstructed with his relationship with Enid. According to "Second First Date", she believes that his "heart of gold" side is actually a facade and calls him out on being a jerk to her on both of their dates, believing he will never change. However, when Rad rescues her from falling into lava and finally apologizes for ruining their date back then, she acknowledges that while he can be a jerkass at times, he also has a Hidden Heart of Gold under that obnoxious exterior.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Although he won't admit it due to the image he wishes others to see him with Rad has shown he really likes cats. Some examples of this includes;
    • Having a photo of a kitten on his phone
    • A cat keychain as a decoration on his car keys
    • Purchasing Kitten-A-Day Calendars
    • Getting jealous when K.O. turned giant and filled his pocket full of cats
    • Volunteering at the Plaza's cat shelter
    • Opens up a cat cafe in the Distant Finale of the series
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Claims to know everything and never be wrong, but it soon becomes obvious that he doesn't. This is highlighted in "Do You Have Any More In The Back?", where he gets the others lost in the stock room rather than admit he doesn't know his way around.
  • Maybe Ever After: Rad's relationship never been revealed in the finale, but in the further future where K.O. now runs the Bodega, the two new Bodega employees look suspiciously like Patchwork Kids of Rad and Enid, up to them also using their abilities (one being a Kick Chick with Rad's body design and skin color and the other looking like a thin male version of Enid, but with Rad's antennae and using telekinesis.) It's possible that the two are his surrogate children.Another possibility is that Red Action eventually returned to the future, thus parting ways with Enid and Rad would end up with Enid in the end.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Seems to be his parents' lone son.
  • Playing with Fire: Is given the Fire Ring in the Captain Planet crossover episode.
  • Power Floats: Can levitate using his powers.
  • Pride: He believes himself to be always right and has a hard time admitting when he isn't.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Glows purple whenever he uses his powers.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Is a buffed up alien fighter who wears a pair of pink pants.
  • Robosexual: Was in a relationship with Shannon for a short time in "Rad Likes Robots".
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: Is an alien with turquoise skin, dark green hair, Pointy Ears, and antennae.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Or rather "Work Uniforms Are the New Black". We hardly ever see him in anything else besides the crop top even when he isn't working at the store.
  • Sensei for Scoundrels: Especially early in the series, and while never intending to hurt him, Rad gives self-serving and bad advice to K.O. on several occasions, even getting him in trouble with his mom.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He temporarily gains his turbo form, Trad, to match power against T.K.O. with the help of Fink's collar in "Let's Fight To the End".
  • The Slacker: Like Enid, he tries to avoid doing work whenever he can at the bodega.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He acts like he's really powerful when he's only passable. His ego is also his weakness.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Has some impressively buff arms and an equally muscular torso, but his legs are pretty spindly but long.
  • Tsundere: He's a Sensitive Guy sucking hard at being a Manly man, trying to dismiss his vulnerabilities in front of K.O., Enid and Everyone else at the Plaza.
  • Unmanly Secret: Liking cats, yoga, babysitting, knitting—the list goes on.
  • Weirdness Censor: Sees no difference between a Taken for Granite Enid and her normal self.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

    Carol Kincaid 
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Click here to see her as Silver Spark. 
Voiced by: Kate Flannery

"The path to greatness is hard and long, even boring sometimes. But there are no shortcuts, so you gotta stay focused!"

K.O.'s mother and the owner of Fitness Dojo. Also the hero formerly known as Silver Spark.

Hero Level: 11


  • Action Mom: She's K.O.'s mom and is an experienced fighter in her own right.
  • Adorkable: We can see where K.O. gets it, especially when she begins dating Gar and she really wants to do something nice because of everything he is doing for her.
  • Adult Fear:
    • She's struck with that at the end of "T.K.O.", upon learning that her son followed a strange man into the woods alone after he told him he was a hero, which was only exacerbated after seeing that the man's rank was -8.
      Carol: K.O.! Don't follow a stranger, no matter who they say they are!
    • Pretty much all of "Dendy's Video Channel" and "Let's Fight to the End" are this for her. She discovers that her sweet boy has been seemingly-permanently taken over by his Superpowered Evil Side T.K.O., who is going around the world wreaking havoc and hurting innocent people together with his evil father (or, more accurately, said father's own evil-er side). Nothing she says or does can talk T.K.O. down, and in the end, during his Villainous Breakdown, he energy-drains (i.e. kills) her, Gar, Enid, Rad, and everyone else in the Plaza/world.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Has given and gotten them as she often calls K.O. "Peanut" and during her time at P.O.I.N.T., Laserblast sometimes referred to her as "Sparks".
  • Alliterative Name: Her former heroic identity, Silver Spark.
  • Amazonian Beauty: A photo of her in her younger years shows that she possessed this.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Before joining P.O.I.N.T., she was a huge fan of them, and her favorite member was Laserblast.
  • Badass Bookworm: Her Power Copying isn't any sort of inherent skill, she just studied all sorts of techniques and skills, having large access to case files and a powerful memory, thanks to that, she only needs to watch once what someone else does to understand it and copy their attack.
  • Blue Is Heroic: In the pilot and shorts she wore a blue bodysuit, while in the series her bodysuit is violet and blue.
  • Brutal Honesty: She really doesn't have the patience to deal with Gar's awkwardness around her, so she doesn't pull punches when dealing with him when he gets so shy he turns basically useless.
    Mr. Gar: K.O.! I'm in love with your mom!!
    Carol: Not that, you wet noodle!
  • Childish Tooth Gap: She has a noticeable space in her front teeth that gives her a somewhat more youthful look despite being an adult.
  • Combat Stilettos: As Silver Spark, she wore a pair of silver high-heeled boots.
  • Compressed Hair: It's shown that she actually has long hair in "My Fair Carol" when Rad fixes her hair. This means she piles her hair up in a sweatband like K.O. does.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Has a tan skintone and is a blonde.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: A mild example, as she was paler and her outfit was a more true blue shade.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Enid seems to, as she referred to her Silver Spark look as a babe in "We Messed Up".
  • First-Name Basis: Only refers to Gar as Eugene, due to being long time friends.
  • Good Parent: Very helpful, loving and sweet with her kid.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Carol has blonde hair, and is heroic and a good mom to K.O.
  • Happily Married: To Mr. Gar in the series finale.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of her son, and strongly recommends that Mr. Gar give K.O. a chance to work at the bodega. Another example is when K.O. recklessly sets up a fight between her and Chameleon's dad. At first, Carol tries to avoid fighting to set a good example for her son, right up until Chameleon's dad calls K.O. a weakling and Carol changes her mind and immediately starts beating the crud out of him.
  • Oblivious to Love: Downplayed. She seems to be unaware of Gar's affection for her, and definitely was in the past. When he confesses his feelings in front of her to snap K.O. out of his T.K.O. state, she is surprisingly unfazed and it's suggested she's merely unaware of how much he loves her, since she's never seen him act his usual boisterous self around people. Subverted by Season 2 with her now being in a relationship with Gar.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Was revealed to be an only child just like her son.
  • Power Copying: Has the ability to replicate any fighting move perfectly.
  • Primary-Color Champion: She's a blonde who is remembered for her past actions as Silver Spark and presently wears a purplish-blue outfit with accessories in the form of a red headband and gloves.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Presently she and Gar are around the same power level and she wears a purplish blue outfit. While her outfit as Silver Spark was mainly well, silver, it also had bits of purple in the belt, boots, and pads for the elbows and knees.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Went from being friends with Gar, if oblivious to his feelings, in Season 1 to happily dating him since before the start of Season 2. Then in the series finale, they get married.
  • Retired Badass: When she was younger, she was a powerful superhero and was recruited to join the superhero squad P.O.I.N.T. After she retired, she runs a dojo at the plaza. Turns out she's still secretly working for P.O.I.N.T., and so apparently either rejoined or never really left.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Carol found out she was pregnant with K.O. shortly after Laserblast disappeared. Subverted when she finds out he didn't die.
  • We Used to Be Friends: She and Gar used to have a close friendship, he still keeps pictures of their time together and "Face Your Fears" implies that there was a huge fall-out between them regarding the Sandwich Flashback, which Gar might see as his greatest failure, leaving a strain in their friendship. Towards the end of the episode though, it's implied that this comes mostly from Gar, as Carol genuinely still likes hanging out with him, but doesn't have the patience to deal with his awkwardness when talking with her. In "Let's Take a Moment," Gar finally apologizes for the Sandwich Incident, and Carol admits that while she did initially blame Gar for what happened, she's known better for a long time since.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her outfit is nearly identical to Sarah Bryant's.

    Eugene "Mr. Gar" Garcia 
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Voiced by: David Herman

Owner of the hero supply store/bodega and formerly a member of P.O.I.N.T. known as El Bow. He has a huge crush on Carol.

Hero Level: 11


  • Action Dad: He is a badass and K.O.'s stepfather by the end of the series.
  • The Ace: At Level 11, he's considered to be one of the biggest badasses at Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and K.O., Enid and Rad all look up to him. Case in point: He was able to turn his entire store chrome simply by mopping it.
  • Adorkable: Occasionally slips into behavior of this nature (mainly when Carol is in close proximity). He definitely was this back during his days as El Bow.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Subverted. While he is pretty tan, it's confirmed he's of Hispanic origin given his former identity as a luchador, him running a bodega (a Hispanic mini-mart) and his full last name being Garcia. Hammered home in the finale when he travels to where he grew up, a Latin-American town where he goes to give respect to his abuelita, who ran her own bodega. Specifically, the town is actually Monte Macabre, the setting for the Latin-American based Cartoon Network show Victor and Valentino.
  • Badass in Charge: Gar is one of the most powerful heroes at the Plaza and he's the boss of the bodega.
  • Badass Mustache: Has a natty mustache to go along with the fact he's one (If not the strongest) hero currently known in the show.
  • Benevolent Boss: Mr. Gar can be quite loud and insistent to his employees, but is generally fair and appreciative of their good work. He'll also gladly side with them against customers being unreasonable.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick eyebrows under his glasses.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His uniform as El Bow was blue.
  • Cool Shades: Has a nice pair of aviators.
  • Crush Blush: Whenever he's around Carol, he blushes up a storm.
  • Disappointed in You: K.O., Rad, and Enid are terrified of disappointing him.
  • The Dreaded: As much as his employees respect him, they are also scared of incurring his wrath. Ironically, the robots of Box More have the opposite attitude, recklessly attacking Mr. Gar while ignoring his obvious strength.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Usually acts this way towards his employees, treating everything as Serious Business and barking orders at them whenever they're slacking off.
  • Expy:
    • His everyday look is one of Mike Haggar, being a major businessman who can take matters into his own hands. They even have similar outfits and surnames.
    • His alter-ego in P.O.I.N.T., El Bow looks similar to Sym-Bionic Titan's Newton, Octus' human disguise, only with a mask and an athletic physique.
  • Given Name Reveal: His first name, Eugene, is revealed in "Plaza Prom".
  • Happily Married: To Carol in the series finale.
  • Heroic Build: He has the physique of a bodybuilder.
  • Hidden Depths: His biggest fear is Carol, due to something he did in relation to the Sandwich Flashback. In "Let's Take a Moment," it's revealed that he attempted to confess his feelings for Carol using the sandwich as a metaphor, which ended up distracting them until the lab Laserblast was investigating exploded. Carol (who was dating Laser at the time) angrily blamed Gar for what happened in the heat of the moment; by the end of the episode, in present day, they make up.
  • Hidden Eyes: His eyes are mainly under the sunglasses but will be visible through things like anger and encounters with Carol.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sometimes Carol calls him "Gene", a shortened form of his first name Eugene.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for what happened to Laserblast. He and Carol were supposed to be keeping watch outside the lab Laser was investigating, but Gar distracted Carol by trying to confess his feelings for her. In the heat of the moment, Carol blamed Gar for what happened. He gets better by the end of "Let's Take a Moment," where he and Carol apologize to each other.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's aloof to and sometimes rather harsh on his workers, but also encourages and gives them advice to help them along (often just before yelling at them again). "Legends of Mr. Gar" shows that he encouraged Rad to use the powers he was born with and refine them, and Enid to not take crap from an uncooperative customer.
  • Large Ham: One of the largest in the series. He doesn't appear to have an indoor voice.
  • Like a Son to Me: He never says it outright until the penultimate episode, but Gar loves K.O. as though he were his own. He officially becomes K.O.'s dad in the last episode.
  • Masked Luchador: When he was recruited to join P.O.I.N.T. as El Bow, he was a superhero with a luchador theme.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • A gar is a type of ancient, predatory fish, that certainly befits his badass and mythical status.
    • "Gar" is internet slang for being manly and a total badass.
    • "Garcia" is a spanish word that can mean "young bear". He's not young now, but we saw what he was like back then. The "bear" part is self-explanatory.
  • No Badass to His Valet: He's the subject of fearful respect to most of the plaza, but to Carol, he's the same Nervous Wreck he was when they joined P.O.I.N.T.—in fact, he literally is like that whenever Carol is around.
  • Noodle Incident: He was involved in the events of the Sandwich Incident that both he and Carol use as justification for leaving P.O.I.N.T., though it's no longer this as of "Let's Take Moment" (which shows what happened during this incident) and "Gar Quest" (which details how he was kicked out of P.O.I.N.T. after it).
  • Not So Stoic: Besides being an entrepreneur his profile on Action News also calls him a "Lovable Stoic". While is generally is serious and composed when running his shop, the sight of Carol can turn him into a blushing mess.
  • No Social Skills: A Zig Zagged Trope. While he does just fine as a boss and public figure in the plaza Gar is viciously inept at dealing with others on a smaller more personal level, as evidenced by his interactions with Carol and non-work interactions with his employees. He's actually worse in the present day as back with P.O.I.N.T. he might have been a Nervous Wreck but was definitely better at socializing with his peers.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His last name is Garcia but he prefers the shortening of "Gar".
  • Parental Substitute: Over the course of the story, he finds himself becoming a father figure to the young K.O., teaching him the value of hard work, responsibility, and other morals. Even more so when he starts dating Carol and flashbacks show him with a sort of fatherly position in K.O.’s memories.
  • Playing with Fire: Among his abilities are elbows that blast blue flames.
  • Punny Name: His former hero identity, El Bow, is a two course pun on his elbow based attacks and his bowtie.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Level 11 and wears a purple necktie.
  • Rated M for Manly: Let's see: Muscles? Check. Mustache? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Gruff voice? Check. Getting jobs done? Check. Tough love on employees? Check. Don't talk about feelings much? Mega check.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Carol as of the start of Season 2.
  • Second Love: Is this to Carol once they start dating, since her first love and father of her child was Laserblast.
  • Shrinking Violet: Of all people, Mr. Gar used to be this during his time at P.O.I.N.T. as El Bow, being adorably shy and insecure about his first day as a junior member.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Throughout the whole series—both in the present day and the flashbacks to his past in P.O.I.N.T.—he never shows romantic interest in anyone except for Carol/Silver Spark.
  • They Do: He and Carol get married in the series finale.
  • Unknown Rival: A minor example, but romantically, he was this to his P.O.I.N.T. teammate Laserblast, as he had feelings for their fellow member Silver Spark, who was Laser's girlfriend at the time. Even after El Bow found out Silver and Laser were dating, he still planned to confess to her anyway and convince her to be with him instead, but there's never any indication given that Laserblast knew about his feelings.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: The details of his and Carol's past relationship are unknown until "Let's Take a Moment", but it happened a long time ago and he's still helplessly in love with her in the present. Subverted in Season 2, in which it's revealed that he and Carol started dating in the brief timeskip. They end up married in the future.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: The only thing he wears on his upper body is a tie.
  • Weirdness Censor: Sees no difference between a Taken for Granite Enid and her normal self.
    • A bit more downplayed when Radicles asks him to teach him to mop. Instead of being suspicious at his employee's incredible nervousness, he happily demonstrates his mopping abilities.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Most of his moves consist of Explosive Elbow Drops. He even gave Darrell a Piledriver in the pilot. This makes sense when we learn before the present he was a full on out masked wrestler type hero.

    Dendy 
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Voiced by: Melissa Fahn

One of K.O.'s closest friends, Dendy is a highly intelligent kappa kid with a passion for science and technology. She carries around a backpack overflowing with doo-dads she can use to solve just about any problem.

Hero Level: 1note  ("No More POW Cards"-"Dendy's Power"), 2 ("Dendy's Power"-"Dark Plaza"), 3 ("Dark Plaza" onward)


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Has done this from the side a few times in the show. Her idle animation in Let's Play Heroes has a chance of doing it from the center.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: The picture shown on this page exaggerates it, but her skin is actually a very light green. It's hard to tell within the show itself, especially when most scenes use a yellow-based color for her skintone instead.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Some have interpreted her lack of social skills, scientific mindset, and intelligence of a variety of topics at a young age as signs she may be part of the Autism Spectrum, including Aspergers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Dendy loved collecting Pow Cards growing up, and in her adulthood, became the CEO of Pow Card Industries.
  • Awesome Backpack: Carries around the Hack-Pack, a combination of a Magical Computer and backpack.
  • Brainy Brunette: A smart young girl whose hair color is described to be an olive brown shade.
  • Character Development:
    • As the series goes on, she begins to emote more often.
    • In the beginning of her friendship with K.O. and the other Bodega heroes, she tended to treat other people more like experiments due to her lack of social skills, seen in episodes such as "I am Dendy", "We've Got Fleas", and "Mystery Science Fair 201X". She has a Jerkass Realization about this in the latter episode and gives K.O. a heartfelt apology, and becomes a better friend to him from then on.
  • Child Prodigy: She's only a child, but she's incredibly smart and an expert coder.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Yellow with a hint of light blue.
  • Creepy Monotone: Her tone of voice can easily have you mistake her for being a robot.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Inverted. In the episode "OK Dendy! Let's Be K.O.," she takes K.O.'s place at work, including going barefoot. When she finishes her "transformation" (wearing K.O.'s vest and changing her goggleband to match his red headband), she exclaims she is uncomfortable before putting on her shoes. This may be because of her being a kappa and having duck-like webbed feet.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: The Hack-Pack was orange in OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, but is teal in the cartoon.
  • Expy:
    • Dendy appears to be an expy of Peridot. She's smart, short, wears glasses/goggles, is Adorkable and even speaks in a similar manner to Peridot.
    • She also appears to be an expy of Tsuyu Asui. Both are intelligent, have frog-like features, and their mouths are similarly designed.
  • Friendless Background: K.O. is her first friend.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Her backpack lets her hack into any real world object.
  • Hair-Trigger Sound Effect: Dendy's introduction to an episode is often accompanied by a crowd of children cheering.
  • In a Single Bound: By charging her feet with electricity, she can jump high enough to reach the clouds, as seen in "Dendy's Power".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: The anime style shift that after Mr. Logic's haircut shows Dendy with blue eyes.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Dendy's poor social skills have led to her doing some fairly disrespectful things, like planning to steal Mr. Logic's glorb and repeatedly breaking into Rad's van even after he tells her to stop. In particular, her enthusiasm for experimenting has also led her to treat people like lab rats, something she eventually realizes in "Mystery Science Fair 201X".
  • Kappa: She explains she's a kappa at the start of "No More Pow Cards", which is also why she couldn't get a POW card of herself. Inexplicably, while her parents and the other kappa match the usual physical traits (turtle shells, water held in the divot in their heads, beaks, green skin), Dendy just looks like a human with a triangle mouth—except when she takes her shoes off, revealing duck-like feet.
    • Further adding to the confusion is the fact that, while her official artwork gives her green skin, in the series proper, her skin tone is identical to a Caucasian. This has led to theories that she may be a half-human hybrid of some sort.
    • "You're a Good Friend, K.O." reveals that she has started growing a pond on top of her head, which she had been covering up with a beret. This indicates that many of the more prominent kappa traits such as the divots, beaks and turtle shells appear over time as a form of puberty.
    • "Thank You For Watching the Show" reveals that her skin becomes noticeably greener as a young woman along with her head divot becoming bigger, confirming this. Despite this, Dendy still looks more human than her parents.
  • Lack of Empathy: She often fails to consider other people's feelings, and tends to more often than not consider the people around her test subjects. Being with K.O. has somewhat softened her, although that doesn't make him immune to being treated like a guinea pig; she spent much of "Mystery Science Fair 201X" trying to release T.K.O. through physically and especially emotionally grueling circumstances (which she realizes wasn't right after T.K.O. subjects her to much of the same treatment).
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Dendy is quite androgynous and seems to favor unisex or male clothing; her usual outfit is a tracksuit, and she wore a tuxedo to the Plaza Prom. Her gender was unspecified within the show until "No More Pow Cards". Before then, we only knew for sure that she was female because of production notes/comments made alongside it.
  • Little Miss Badass: Dendy is only one level behind K.O., who defeated a robot capable of taking on most of the plaza (though in fairness, power levels are not an accurate measure of power), and figured out a way to defeat half-code Shannon with an infinite loop code previously used in POW Cards.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Dendy is shown to grow out her hair in the future.
  • Maybe Ever After: Dendy and K.O. are still close friends decades into the future, but if they're romantically involved is left vague.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking: She's certainly less of a fighter than the main bodega trio, as her specialty is tech support, and this is explicitly pointed out by her classmates in season 3's "You're a Good Friend, K.O.". But there have been a few episodes that have given her a chance to shine in combat related situations, often by using her tech or kappa abilities:
    • In that same episode, she manages to defeat Little Calf Demon through a combination of Me's a Crowd and Deadly Dodging until he accidentally lodges his horns in the wall.
    • Earlier than that, in season 2's "The So-Bad-ical", she jumps into battle against Miss Quantum with K.O., persevering even after being "shot", and in "Dendy's Power", uses her electrified-kappa-feet to jump around and dodge Shannon's attacks to get K.O. close enough.
    • Probably the best example of all was in season 1's "OK Dendy! Let's be K.O.!", in which she uses her computer to build herself a K.O.-shaped exoskeleton out of Hard Light and completely pummels Ernesto with it.
  • Ms. Exposition: Is sometimes called or shows up to explain various forms of information, such as analyzing to discover a Taken for Granite Enid was turned into soapstone, or how wereanimal curses work.
  • Nice Hat: She starts wearing a beret in Season 3.
  • No Social Skills: She made up a fake quest for K.O. so she could study him instead of asking him if she could hang out with him. K.O. points this out at the end of "I Am Dendy", as if she wanted to know more about him, she could've just asked.
  • The Noseless: She's not normally drawn with a nose. She's seen with a nose during an Animesque Art Shift, suggesting she does have one, but it's just not drawn in the regular style.
  • Not So Stoic: She seems more on the serious and emotionless side for the most part, but that doesn't mean she lacks a performing dose of smiles.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Her family seems to consist of herself and her parents.
  • Playful Hacker: Thanks to her backpack computer, there isn't really anything she can't hack. It takes all of a second to hack into the POW Card Heroputer, and another couple of seconds to write an entirely new program for it to include kappa, something that Carla (the Pow Card company's engineer) states would've taken her forever to write.
  • Precocious Crush: Might have one on Rad due to the fact she has pretty much figured out the schedule of his morning routine (Even bringing K.O. along one time) and has been known to have hidden in his van on at least two occasions. Either that or he's become the next subject of her research and soon Enid will be getting a similar treatment.
  • Running Gag: Whenever she appears in an episode, children cheering can be heard.
  • Science Hero: She's on the hero side and lives for researching.
  • She's All Grown Up: Grows up into a very attractive young woman in the future.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She's the same size as K.O. and is incredibly smart.
  • Signature Sound Effect: In "We've Got Fleas", when she made an appearance, the sound of children cheering can be heard in the background. After the episode, whenever she appears on-screen, the sound will be heard sometimes, most commonly in her first appearance in the episode.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: What she wears look more like goggles, though.
  • Telepathy: Maaaybe? In one episode, Dendy could hear K.O.'s Inner Monologue. Although that might just mean that K.O.'s Inner Monologue is so loud that others could hear it.
  • Vague Age: Her age is simply stated to be 6-11, like K.O.'s.
  • Youkai: Kappa are Japanese monsters.
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