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

"Maybe I already am a hero!"

The title character of the show. KO is an excitable young lad with a love of battling and even bigger sense of justice. Currently, KO 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" onward)

  • Adaptational Wimp: In the original pilot and the app game, he could easily hold his own. In the series proper, he's a Naïve Newcomer starting 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • This may no longer be the case as of "Dendy's Power" where he reaches Level 3.
  • Cheerful Child: KO is chipper, helpful, excitable and enthralled by the heroes around him. Few things seem to be able to get him down.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: KO is always trying to help everyone—sometimes even people who try to hurt him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: KO 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: When Rad calls him "simple" and compares him to Jethro, KO 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.
  • 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 to.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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", KO'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 KO's life despite claiming to care solely about gaining glorbs and subsequently money.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Dendy's briefly shown assessment of KO 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"
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's 6-11, meaning he's most likely a couple of 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 of this blood type including confidence, self-determination, and athletic skills.
  • Positive Friend Influence: Being around K.O. has been good for the people at the Bodega. 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.
  • 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 AMV with snippets from their flashback.
  • Shock and Awe: After taming T.K.O., he's able to send shockwaves through his gloves.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: In-Training.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: T.K.O., complete with spiky wristbands, eyeliner, and edgy teen angst.
  • Super Mode: When he and T.K.O. synchronize, his body gains a golden aura, golden eyes, and blue sweatbands.
  • 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 it is revealed that he's Lv. 3, but he also gains a new form after Synchronizing with T.K.O.
  • Vague Age: He is explicitly referred to as "exactly 6-11 years old".
  • World's Strongest Man: At first averted in "You're Level 100" where his increased level was just a glitch. This may be played straight and for real after the season 1 finale, however, at least in regards to the heroes that frequent the plaza.

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 of 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" onward)

  • 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.
  • Big Sister Mentor: She's a big sister figure to K.O. and helps teach him how to be a hero.
  • Bi the Way: She has demonstrated attraction towards both genders quite a few times, notably:
    • She gets noticeably flustered and blushes when KO asks why she follows Red Action on social media before ending up gushing about her.
    • When she sees Mr. Gar has a picture of K.O.'s mom when she was younger, she asks who the babe is.
    • It's implied that her feelings for Elodie are/were more than platonic.
    • She went on a date with Rad in middle school, and was also a Yaoi Fangirl.
    • A later episode ups the hints of an attraction between her and Red Action, starting with her believing that Red Action wouldn't want to hang out with her, getting nervous and blushing when Red Action, after posting a selfie of the two of them, shows up to the register, then agrees to go on a ride with her, during said ride the two casually flirt and at one point Enid looks at Red Action through a Crush Filter.
    • She has a bisexual pride sticker on her bicycle helmet, which is the same image Rebecca Sugar used to come out as bisexual. It's official.
      • Plus, Ian JQ confirmed her to be bisexual on a Reddit AMA.
    • In "Seasons Change", she gets flustered when a hot male student passes by her in the hall.
  • 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.
  • Cool Big Sis: She takes on this role to KO. 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 this, but she'd much rather be a ninja.
  • 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.
  • Green Thumb: She can summon a bunch of leaves and use it to cushion her fall.
  • Hartman Hips: She has rather wide hips.
  • 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. KO 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 KO.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's cynical, snarky and admits she prefers helping herself instead of others, but she truly cares about KO 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Token Wizard: Enid is the only main character's whose powers are magical in nature, and knows the most about magic.
  • 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.

    Radicles "Rad"
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" onward)

  • 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.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When push comes to shove, Rad becomes really protective of the little guy.
  • 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.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite being muscular, Rad is not very bright, as he stubbornly insists on knowing everything and once forgot that he gave KO 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 KO end up sounding more insulting than he means them to be, like calling KO simple and comparing him to Jethro. When he realizes how much it bothers KO, he apologizes.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Their exact ages are unknown, but the teenage Rad and Enid are friends with KO 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.
  • 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 KO turned giant and filled his pocket full of cats
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, 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.

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 KO'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!
  • 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 love with your mom!!
    Carol: Not that, you wet noodle!
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Isn't really in her youth anymore but she does have a noticeable space in her front teeth.
  • 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.
  • 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 KO 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.
  • 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 if oblivious to Gar's feelings in Season 1 to happily dating him in Season 2.
  • 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.
  • 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 My 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 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
Click here to see him as El Bow. 
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 KO's mom.

Hero Level: 11

  • The Ace: At Level 11, he's considered to be one of the biggest badasses at Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and KO, 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: Possibly has some Hispanic blood due to his tan skintone, full last name, and former masked wrestler hero identity.
  • 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 one of these 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 these 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.
  • 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: 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's human disguise, only with a mask and an athletic physique.
  • Given Name Reveal: His first name, Eugene, is revealed in "Plaza Prom".
  • 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 Laser Blast 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 Laser Blast. 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.
  • Masked Luchador: Back before he joined P.O.I.N.T, he was this when he was recruited to join P.O.I.N.T. as El Bow.
  • 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.
  • 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 Flashback that both he and Carol use as justification for leaving P.O.I.N.T..
  • 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 KO, 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 KO’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.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Carol in Season 2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: The details of his and Carol's past relationship are unknown, 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.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: The only thing he wears on his upper body is a tie.

Voiced by: Melissa Fahn

K.O.'s classmate and friend. She's a Kappa girl with a high intellect and a love for technology.

Hero Level: 1note  ("No More POW Cards"-"Dendy's Power"), 2 ("Dendy's Power" 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 KO," she takes KO's place at work, including going barefoot. When she finishes her "transformation" (wearing KO'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 to Peridot.
  • 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 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 lead 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 lead 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.
  • 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's female because of production notes/comments made alongside it.
  • Little Miss Badass: Dendy is only one level behind KO, 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.
  • 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.
  • No Social Skills: She made up a fake quest for K.O. so she can study him instead of asking him if she can 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 KO along one time) and being known to hide 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.
  • Science Hero: She's on the hero side and lives for researching.
  • 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.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: What she wears look more like goggles, though.
  • Vague Age: Her age is simply stated to be 6-11, like K.O.'s.
  • Youkai: Kappa are a Japanese monster.

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.

Hero Level: Unknown

  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like to be called cute, unlike K.O.
  • 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]".
  • 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.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: T.K.O. has become this after the Time Skip since he 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.
  • 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").
  • Emo Teen: Listens to depressing rock, incredibly apathetic, wears eyeliner and dark purple spike cuffs. Yep, definitely emo-inspired. He also denies that he's going through a phase when his mom calls him out on it.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Averted. He was planning on punching Carol full blast before K.O. stopped him.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Leitmotif: Hard rock often plays in his appearances, signifying his wild and out of control personality.
  • 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.
  • Ironic Name: In boxing, a T.K.O. is less violent and devastating than a normal K.O.
  • 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.
  • The Power of Hate: He's born from the negative emotions of K.O. so he thrives off of this.
  • 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.
  • Purple Eyes: "T.K.O.'s House" reveals that T.K.O.'s eye color is purple, which reflects the trope Purple Is Powerful.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His power glow/energy is a light/neon purple.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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