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     In General 

  • Achilles' Heel: As Atlus himself notes, they can only control external forces and cannot directly manipulate the internal functions of a lifeform. So, for instance, they can't heal Wash's cerebral hypoxia because they can't directly influence the mind of a "mortal."
  • Ambiguous Situation: The true extent of their abilities, given they're actually hyper-advanced Monitors and not really gods, but still show off incredible power over the course of the season.
  • Been There, Shaped History: It's heavily implied that countless religions across the galaxy (from the one RvB's version of the Covenant seems to practice to the numerous religions and mythologies found on Earth) are inspired by them and their visits to other species.
  • Berserk Button: Time travel, since it weakens the bonds of their creator Chrovos and makes it more likely that he'll be set free and kill them all.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: As befitting a mythological pantheon.
  • Fantastic Racism: Played for Laughs. Generally speaking, they don't seem to have a high opinion for mortals. For instance, King Atlus dismissively refers to Donut as a "dumb pink monkey" at one point, and Genkins later calls the Blood Gulch Crew "termites."
  • The Fog of Ages: Mostly averted, but the eldest among them (Chrovos) plays this straight.
  • Hard Light: Their bodies are described as sophisticated holograms, making them this.
  • Loophole Abuse: How they were able to overthrow Chrovos in the first place - Chrovos' firewall made it so they couldn't directly attack him with their powers, but they could make items that could still hurt him (like Genkins' golf club and Burnstorm's prison hammer).
  • Lost in Translation: Most of their names are those of ancient deities with a few letters off (Atlus = Atlas; Kalirama = Kali and Rama; Chrovos = Kronos).
  • Machine Worship: Countless religions across the cosmos have been based after them, which retroactively makes those same religions this when it's revealed that they're all A.I.s.
  • More Than Mind Control: As they're actually hyper-advanced Monitors perpetuating a God Guise, they can't actually brainwash anyone, but can still make most people do what they want through their own influence as pseudo-deities.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Well, they are gods (or at least the closest thing to one in this universe)...
  • Not So Above It All: They try to look and act serious, but they're ultimately just as goofy as the Blood Gulch Crew.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The previous antagonists could be strange, but were still bound within the realm of science fiction. They bring in explicitly supernatural problems (or at least until it's revealed that they're actually A.I.s and not gods at all).
    • Interestingly, Chrovos's protection of the Reds and Blues also makes them this to the Cosmic Powers themselves.
  • Physical God: Subverted, with them being more like hyper-advanced A.I.s.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Justified in that they seem to be more concerned about events related to specific prophecies that concerns them, and so only became proactive in Season 16 due to the Reds and Blues having inadvertently stumbled into their equivalent of Ragnarok.
  • Robotic Reveal: Simmons deduces that they're really highly advanced A.I.s, and they reveal their true Monitor bodies to confirm it.
  • Size Shifter: They can change from the same size as the main characters to gargantuan at will. In Atlus's case, he usually prefers to be huge out of pride.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Technology: They’re actually hyper-advanced Monitors with holographic projections of their humanoid forms, hence why they are Immune to Bullets.
  • Time Abyss: They claim to have been in existence since the beginning of time. Singularity would eventually confirm this (or at least show that they're so close to that point that the difference is negligible), along with showing that Chrovos/Genkins is literally older than the universe itself via a Stable Time Loop.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: They seem to have been originally created by Chrovos as weapons of war (though Singularity would actually show that they were originally intended to Ret Gone the Reds and Blues from existence before they were born) and to institute control over countless civilizations. They weren't happy about that, and overthrew him.
  • Worthy Opponent: They eventually seem to see the Reds and Blues as this for them.
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     Atlus Arcadium Rex 

King Atlus Arcadium Rex

Voiced By: SungWon Cho
"I am King Atlus Arcadium Rex, first among the Cosmic Powers, god to the gods, slayer of Titans! If I wish these Reds and Blues dead, they are dead already!"
The king of all gods.
  • Animorphism: According to Kalirama, he will sometimes transform into a swan for fun, referencing the Greek tale Leda and the Swan.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 16 as the king of the gods who are trying to kill the Reds and Blues. Subverted when it becomes clear that he actually is trying to save the universe from Chrovos.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: He seems to thinks so, after Tucker wished for an 80-foot dong and Muggins explained to him what a "dong" was.
  • invoked Brother–Sister Incest: Is married to Kalirama, his sister. Wash and Tucker are appropriately Squicked out by this.
  • The Cameo: Briefly seen in "Theogeny", with him, Kalirama, and Burnstorm attacking Genkins-as-Chrovos in the distant past and (unknowingly) closing the Stable Time Loop).
  • The Comically Serious: He's a very grim and serious individual, which leads to lots of humorous moments from wackier characters bouncing off of him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His booming voice is fitting for such a menacing figure.
  • Expy: While there's clear influence from both Zeus and Jupiter of Classical Mythology in his character, his actual position in the pantheon seems to be overall closer to that of Odin from Norse Mythology.
  • Informed Ability: In-Universe, he is forever boasting about his infinite power and wisdom, but is repeatedly forced to admit that there are things he can't do (such as kill the Reds and Blues because they have "his" protection, or help Wash with his injuries beyond giving him some painkillers). Therefore his powers are not infinite and in fact appear to be little more than fancy stage magic and theatrics. He did blow up a moon, but we never establish that it's actually a real moon and not just a hologram of some sort. It later turns out that he's actually not a god at all but an super-powerful A.I, which would explain his seeming lack of real power.
  • It Amused Me: He takes away the Laser Blades he gave the Reds and Blues with a promise to return them after they've entrapped Chrovos... except for Caboose whom he allows to keep Genkins' golf club "because it's funny".
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Throws his Gravity Hammer at Jax, simply for interrupting him while he was speaking.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the leader of the gods, and dwarfs the rest of them, even though they're quite large themselves.
  • Large Ham: He's as intense as one would expect, down to posing and doing gestures such as dual metal horns.
    Mortal currs! I will not ask again. Bow before me and forfeit your time machine, or I will blast you to elementary particles!
  • Meaningful Name: Is named for the Greek Titan Atlas and Rex is latin for "king".
  • Mythical Motifs: His namesake is taken from the Titan Atlas, but his role is more similar to Zeus or Odin as the Top God.
  • Not So Above It All: When the Reds and Blues are trying to come up with a cool name for a weapon titled simply "The Hammer", he throws out a couple of suggestions while excitedly noting that it was fun.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: When taunting Tucker to fight the cyclops, instead of his usual Wicked Cultured speech:
    "Yeah, do it! You wuss!"
  • Top God: He's the king of the Cosmic Powers, and refers to himself as god to the gods.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite trying to kill the Reds and Blues, his dialogue suggests that it's only because their time travel shenanigans are wearing down the universe and potentially threatening to unleash a greater evil. He even gives Tucker and Sister a chance to surrender their time travel gun. This is later confirmed when it's shown that he's desperately trying to prevent Chrovos from escaping (as the bonds to their prison are being weakened by the Reds and Blues changing history).

     Kalirama 

Kalirama The Undying

Voiced By: Lydia Mackay

The goddess of death, war, and annihilation.


  • invoked Brother–Sister Incest: Is married to Atlus, her brother. Tucker and Wash are both very Squicked out by this.
  • The Cameo: Briefly seen in "Theogeny", with her, Atlus, and Burnstorm attacking Genkins-as-Chrovos in the distant past and (unknowingly) closing the Stable Time Loop).
  • Expy: Of both Kali from Hindu Mythology and Hera from Classical Mythology.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: As Atlus's wife, she's the Queen of the Cosmic Powers, and also a fearsome foe.
  • Happily Married: Unlike their obvious inspiration of Zeus and Hera, Atlus and Kalirama actually seem to get along quite well and genuinely care for each other.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: Refers to herself as "the Daughter of Time". Exactly what this means is currently unclear.
  • Immune to Bullets: When the Reds and Blues rain bullets on her, she just keeps walking towards them, completely unaffected. The fact that her "body" is a hologram might have something to do with it.
  • Incoming Ham: Doing an Evil Laugh while storms brew in the background, and then doing an equally hammy intro line.
  • Laser Blade: One of her weapons is a black and green energy sword.
  • Mama Bear: Is rather angry to learn that her daughters, the Fates, have been put into a deep slumber.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She has four arms that can combine into two. Each hand holds a different weapon (and a skull).
  • Mythical Motifs: She has elements of two goddesses:
    • She is based heavily on the Hindu goddess Kali, and not just in name. They are the goddesses of similar things, and they both have numerous arms that each carry one object, most of them being weapons and one being a severed human head (a skull in Kalirama’s case).
    • Her status of being Atlus's wife and sister is similar to Hera.
  • Names To Run Away From Very Fast: As noted above, she is named after Kali.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She's the first to openly recommend simply working with the Reds and Blues to stop their time travel shenanigans from getting worse and keeping Chrovos contained.
  • The Red Baron: Kalirama The Undying. It’s unknown why she has this epithet.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: She has a fair few titles.
  • War God: She proclaims herself to be one. The numerous weapons she carries can attest to this.
  • Walking Wasteland: She brings storms in her wake and her footsteps scorch the earth beneath her feet.

    Genkins 

Genkins The Trickster

Voiced by: Ricco Fajardo
The son of Atlus, and a trickster god.
  • A God Am I: Allies himself with Chrovos because he wants to become a real god, instead of just an advanced AI pretending to be one. In a way, he succeeds.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Along with Chrovos in The Shisno Paradox, Genkins holds the honor of being the first antagonist to truly succeed in his plans, as he successfully manages to kill Huggins before she can warn the other gods and distracts Grif long enough from warning the others before they create a time paradox. Though the next season shows a Downer Ending Override, given that in spite of the Reality-Breaking Paradox Chrovos wasn't freed and thus forced Genkins to time travel further to create some more and push the Time Crash further.
  • Bad Liar: When taking over moments of the Red vs. Blue timeline, Genkins unconvincingly tries to cover up suddenly knowing Caboose's name in Blood Gulch, and how Knife Nut Felix could be afraid of knives. Then again, he's an expert in another kind of lying. He gets better just in time to betray Chrovos.
  • Badass Boast: After having supposedly "locked" the Reds and Blues in their present time in "Killing Time", he tries to recreate the second paradox (Genkins preventing Church's first death) by screaming "Come on, history! Let's fucking dance!".
  • Big Bad: After serving as The Heavy for most of the arc, he eventually usurps Chrovos as the main antagonist.
  • Cassandra Truth: Makes sense, as he probably lies more often than not, but no one believes him when he admits to being a traitor.
  • Catchphrase: "Toodles!"
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Genkins is only interested in himself, and holds no real loyalty for anyone else. He betrays the Cosmic Powers while working under Chrovos out of sheer boredom, then betrays Chrovos after realizing Chrovos is just using him as a means to an end.
  • Death of Personality: Thanks to a combination of insanity and spending eons in his prison, his original personality is completely erased by the time he becomes the present day Chrovos.
  • Deceptive Disciple: Seems to be as against time travel as the other gods. He's not. When he learns Huggins is attempting to warn Atlus of the Blood Gulch Crew's plans to save Wash from his injuries, he immediately kills her before she can.
  • Demonic Possession: Kind of. As he's really a sufficiently advanced A.I., he can possess A.I.-ready individuals and override/control other A.I.s while hopping through time in Singularity. This is depicted as him being able to "possess" Church (both the Alpha and Epsilon variants) throughout time to cause paradoxes, along with Dos.0 in the body of C.C. during Season 11 and even a computer terminal at Freelancer Command during Reconstruction. He can also occupy the A.I. module of sufficiently advanced suits of armor (as Tucker learns in "Succession"), but can't actually control the person if they're "awakened" in time.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He kills Huggins (or at least tries to) for "running in the halls". That was just an excuse though, as the real reason was she was about to reveal the Blood Gulch Crew's plan to stop Wash from getting shot.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: With Chrovos. While Chrovos wants to escape from their can, there wouldn't be danger of it happening without Genkins' manipulations. Eventually, he usurps Chrovos' position as Top God by stealing most of their power. Eventually it turns out he became Chrovos after being sent back to the beginning of time, meaning he is The Starscream to himself.
  • Drunk with Power: In the last episode of Season 17, he's tricked by Donut into going back to the beginning of time to build his strength. This finally drives him completely insane, thinking he has become a god and that he could control the universe, only to suffer the same fate as Chrovos... since he actually is Chrovos.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Trickster god though he may be, even he is disturbed by the Director's lengths to recreate Allison. He goes so far as to call Tex "the robotic equivalent of a body pillow," and even laments how the Director's "emo lameness" will end up indirectly killing hundreds of innocent people.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with a British accent, except on two occasions: when disguised as the crewmember that directs Washington to the re-enactment of his injury during Season 16, and as the Church in the Blood Gulch recreation in both "Paradox" and the first half of Singularity.
  • Expy: Of Loki from Norse Mythology. He also starts to take on some elements of Mark Hamill's Joker during Singularity.
  • Foil: To Felix, as they're both manipulators whose true nature is a major twist, and both are vile Sadists with dark senses of humor. However Felix's humor is largely deadpan and dependent on snark, whereas Genkins is an over the top Large Ham whose humor is largely based around his troll-like behavior. And while Felix was just a minion for Hargrove, Genkins starts off as a minion but ends up being the Big Bad of his arc.
  • For the Evulz: He flat out admits that he manipulated all of the events of Season 16 just because he’s bored.
  • The Heavy: Since Chrovos is a Sealed Evil in a Can, he's the antagonist most active in pushing their Evil Plan forward. He eventually becomes The Starscream and graduates to the Big Bad. Eventually, the Stable Time Loop reveals that technically, he was the sole Big Bad all along, though this trope still applies to his younger self.
  • Karmic Death: It's rather fitting that for an entity with such a massive ego, he suffers a Death of Personality to the point where his "present day" self, Chrovos, doesn't remember having ever been Genkins at all.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Tries to kill Huggins by sending her into a black hole, of which Huggins already has an intense fear of due to one having supposedly killed her parents.
    • He also causes another paradox in Singularity by killing the newborn Junior with a plasma grenade during Season 5 while possessing Alpha-Church.
  • Large Ham: Very theatrical whenever he speaks. By Singularity, he's also incorporated an Evil Laugh to push the ham one step further.
  • Laughably Evil: After the other shoe drops, his absurdly theatrical demeanor and habit of Chewing the Scenery (peppered by some snark) makes him very funny.
  • Medium Awareness: Says he loves posting spoilers on the Internet. After that, he gives away something that happens in the next episode of the show he's in.
  • My Own Grampa: He created his whole family after becoming Chrovos.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: His main purpose in whatever scene he's in is usually delivering the punchline. That is, until Season 17 starts to show his darker side.
  • Sanity Slippage: As Singularity goes on and he starts to lose more and more control of the situation, his already fragile grasp on sanity starts to crumble until he becomes a frothing lunatic by the end of "Theogeny" after he travels back in time to the beginning of the universe.
  • Smug Snake: Even though he's bragging like he still has everything under control, he loses a lot of his effectiveness with creating paradoxes once the Reds and Blues are woken up. For instance, he starts mocking Sarge and Simmons after he seemingly prevents them from erasing the Blues during Reconstruction... only for Simmons to reboot the computer without batting an eye.
  • The Sociopath: The smug bastard is willing to tear the universe apart and stab everyone in the back for power or even spite.
  • The Starscream: After Donut makes him realize Chrovos is just using him, he decides he wants to be top god and tricks Chrovos into giving him most of their power. He then proceeds abandon Chrovos to their isolation, and attempts to find whatever threats he can through time to kill the Reds and Blues, so that he can resume creating paradoxes, then claim both their power as Shisno and the rest of Chrovos' power for himself.
  • Stable Time Loop: Turns out Genkins is, in fact, the past version of Chrovos. All the events that started in Season 15 were due to Chrovos wanting to free herself, either not realizing or having forgotten that Genkins is her past self, and in the end, after all of the schemes and backstabbing, Genkins would end up in the same prison as the present Chrovos.
  • Troll: He's a trickster god, joking that the situation was his fault. Which ultimately turns out to have been a Sarcastic Confession, further cementing his status as this. He also loves to post spoilers on YouTube.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • He finally starts losing his cool when Washington and Carolina arrive at Blood Gulch years before they were supposed to, causing the rest of the Reds and Blues to recognize them. He starts freaking out and ineffectually trying to convince them that they don't know them, which only makes his facade that much more obvious.
    • And then he absolutely loses it when the Reds and Blues manage to outwit him even after he traps them in one time period.
      Genkins: What is it with you people?! I trap you in your past, you get out, I get the powers of a GOD you skewer me with a golf club, I drop you in custom made nightmares and you make the nightmare fight me with a golf club, HOW ARE YOU LIKE THIS?! HOW DO YOU DO IT?!!
  • Walking Spoiler: Not only is he Evil All Along and The Dragon for Chrovos, but he later becomes the Dragon Ascendant in Singularity. Also, he's actually the past version of Chrovos, since they're the same person due to a Stable Time Loop.

    Burnstorm 
Voiced By: Randy E. Aguebor
The master builder of the gods.
  • Berserk Button: Played for Laughs and downplayed - He quickly gets very exasperated when the Reds and Blues (along with Atlus) start throwing out alternative names for "The Hammer".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Not counting their servants (i.e., Huggins and Muggins), Burnstorm is probably the most civil out of all of the Cosmic Powers. However, he's also the one who built the Labyrinth.
  • The Cameo: Briefly seen in "Theogeny", with him, Atlus, and Kalirama attacking Genkins-as-Chrovos in the distant past and (unknowingly) closing the Stable Time Loop).
  • Drop the Hammer: He has a hammer as his primary weapon, befitting a god of forging and creation. He also creates The Hammer, the be-all end-all of hammers.
  • Expy: Of both Hephaestus and Vulcan from Classical Mythology.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He has constructed both the Labyrinth (the prison holding Chrovos) and the hammer capable of defeating them.

    Apovos 
Voiced By: Lindsay Jones

One of the five main gods under Atlus.


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    The Fates 
"Our dreams have ended, and so the nightmare begins. (So we wait, soon all will cease.)"

Voiced By: Jeannie Tirado

A goddess, or perhaps a trio of goddesses, who can see the future.


  • Expy: Despite being literally called "the Fates," they're actually closer to the Norns of Norse Mythology.
  • Extra Eyes: Their helmets give them this appearance, which does nothing to make them less creepy.
  • Fantastic Racism: Parodied, with it being implied that they used the alien slur of "Shisno" for humans in their prophecy about the liberation of Chrovos because humans were the ones they saw freeing Chrovos and they apparently don't like humanity.
  • Hive Mind: ...Maybe? The three Fates seem to act as a singular being when we see them, but the other gods' dialogue indicates that they may be separate beings.
  • No Name Given: The first of the Fates is named as Destiny, but the other two remain unnamed.
  • Voice of the Legion: The two flanking Fates speak in semi-musical unison.
  • The Weird Sisters: A trio, sisters, and most definitely eerie and mystical.

Servants

    Muggins 
Voiced By: Jason Stephens
A sentient light being that oversees important events and report back to King Rex.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Singularity reveals that he's actually Huggins' brother.
  • Color Motifs: It's subtle at first, but unlike Huggins, Muggins has a more stark-white coloring that makes him come across as colder and more distant than Huggins.
  • Complete Immortality: It's later revealed that all sentient lights like him (such as Huggins and their parents) have this, as they're sentient information and cannot be destroyed.
  • Due to the Dead: Gives a lengthy speech commemorating his sister Huggins when Genkins seemingly kills her.
  • Energy Beings: Made of light, and as such, incredibly fast and impervious to physical harm.
  • Hammy Herald: Muggins does a WWE style intro for King Atlus once he arrives in Iris, complete with air horns.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: As balls of light, his and Huggins' method of hiding is floating in front of another light source.
  • Mythical Motifs: His role and name is similar to Muninn of Norse Mythology.
  • Number Two: Kalirama is Atlus's wife and queen, but Muggins seems to serve as his number two.

    Huggins 
Voiced By: Ashley Spillers
Muggins' rookie partner, assigned to keep watch on the Reds and Blues.
  • Adorkable: Openly so.
  • American Accents: She briefly affects a Southern drawl, much to Grif's annoyance, and thinks they're "wicked awesome".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Huggins gets quite enthusiastic when she thinks about murdering Grif. She only dials it back because it's morally reprehensible and breaks the law...of physics.
  • Bi the Way: She claims to go both ways. In sentient light being terms, that means functioning as a particle and a wave.
    Huggins: Physics joke!
  • Color Motifs: Normally a cheery blue, but turns red when really angry.
  • Complete Immortality: It's later revealed that all sentient lights like her (such as Muggins and their parents) have this, as they're sentient information and cannot be destroyed.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her parents were killed by a black hole, something that she admits has left her traumatized and scared of black holes. This makes Genkin's decision to eliminate her via a black hole generator all the more harsh, though it turns out to be subverted.
  • The Cutie: She has a cutesy voice and a bubbly personality, the latter of whom manages to make a grumpy Grif eventually like her.
  • Energy Beings: Made of light, and as Grif discovers, attempting to shoot them doesn't work.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She doesn't take it well upon learning the Blood Gulch Crew intend to disobey the gods by traveling back in time to save Wash.
  • Genki Girl: Huggins is overly friendly, energetic, and talkative to the point where she tends to get on people's nerves.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: She claims her parents were both killed by a black hole, and she's almost always cheerful and upbeat.
  • Hidden Depths: "It Just Winked At Me" shows she has a hidden dark side, as she seems to be very intrigued when she briefly considers murdering Grif while the both of them are stuck in ancient Italy.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: She hides by just floating between a light source and a viewer. Apparently she has an uncle who got to cameo in Die Hard by doing this with a headlight.
  • Killed Off for Real: As Huggins goes to warn Atlus of the Blood Gulch Crew's plans to stop Wash's injury from happening, Genkins stops her and sucks her into a mini black hole, killing her. Muggins felt her spark leave their current plain of existence, confirming it... although the next season subverts this, revealing that she was instead transported to the dawn of time.
  • Luminescent Blush: She turns pink when Sister starts hitting on her.
  • Mauve Shirt: Huggins had the more prominent role amidst the two, strikes up a bond with Grif after Doc turns into O'Malley again, and is the one who convinces Atlus to have parley with the Blood Gulch Crew. She is the first to die amidst the gods at the hands of Genkins... or not, as the next season reveals that she somehow survived.
  • Mythical Motifs: Her role and name is similar to Huginn of Norse Mythology.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Huggins refers to herself as a rookie, and it shows in her excitable personality compared to Muggins, who is more serious and focused.
  • Nice Girl: Overall one of the friendliest and kindest people in the series (not-so-hidden bloodthirstiness aside).
  • Odd Friendship: Forms one with Grif of all people.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis: She's seen Die Hard and claims (possibly jokingly) that her uncle has a cameo in it as a light on the bad guy's truck.
  • Survival Mantra: Desperately chants "Light is information, and cannot be destroyed!" to herself as she travels through Genkins' black hole. Thankfully, she's proven to be right.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: She contemplates killing Grif, but quickly dismisses the idea because it goes against her moral code (not to mention the laws of physics, apparently).
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: For perfectly justifiable reasons, she's a lot angrier with the Blood Gulch Crew (and Grif in particular) during the events of Singularity since they caused a Time Crash.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After "Finally", she disappears for the rest of Singularity and it's unknown how the Reds and Blues' changes to the timeline have affected her and the rest of the Cosmic Powers in the present.

    Grog 
Played By: Gus Sorola

A cyclops summoned by Atlus to kill Tucker and Sister.


  • Cyclops: What he is.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: How evil is up for debate, but he's happily married and they're trying for a child.
  • Evil Is Bigger: As a parody of the colossus and such from Harryhausen films, he's skyscraper sized.
  • It Can Think: Tucker comes to regret taunting him when he actually follows the taunting advice.
  • Groin Attack: Tucker takes him down by uppercutting him in his singular testicle.
  • Made of Iron: Shrugs off bullets, grenades, and a car to the face without harm.
  • No Name Given: The credits even lists him as just "Cyclops", but Atlus calls him "Grog" after his roar when asked for a name.
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    Labyrinth 
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Voiced By: Devin Finn
The A.I. of the Labyrinth, the ultimate prison created by Burnstorm to hold Chrovos.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Part of how he works, with him taking his targets' greatest desires and twisting them in a horrific direction. For example, after placing Sarge in a relentlessly tedious civilian life as an office worker, he answers Sarge's desire for "storming a beach and killing a Nazi" by throwing him straight into the Normandy landings.
  • Cyber Cyclops: As shown in his picture, the helmets worn on the drones he uses to manipulate/communicate with people make it look like he has a single eye.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Once he learns of Genkins' treachery, he helps Donut trick Genkins into falling into the black hole and becoming Chrovos.
  • The Dreaded: Even (or rather, especially) Chrovos fears the Labyrinth.
  • Driven to Suicide: He's tricked countless "interlopers" seeking to free Chrovos into doing this.
  • Eldritch Location: Is a complex and sentient maze found in a slipspace bubble of timeless reality within a black hole (which is the same black hole that Starseeds "orbits").
  • Fate Worse than Death: His purpose. Those who enter are trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of their own fears and dreams, forcing them to live it over and over as their dreams sour and their fears grow cancerously vast until they embrace death willingly.
  • Final Boss: He is the final major opponent in Season 17. Once he's dealt with, Genkins is easily taken care of.
  • Foil: To Santa. Both are highly advanced alien A.I.s (though the Labyrinth is the product of the Cosmic Powers while Santa is heavily implied to have been built by the Forerunners) that are also telepathic Manipulative Bastards tasked to serve essentially as an In-Universe Threshold Guardian, preventing ancient and dangerous advanced technology (as Chrovos is technically an A.I.) from being misused. They also both take their jobs very seriously, but are later proven to be surprisingly amiable and civil when "off the clock," and aren't genuinely malicious. However, Santa is The Comically Serious with a Badass Baritone while the Labyrinth speaks in a relatively calm & normal-pitched voice while also being a much darker figure overall. Additionally, the Labyrinth is designed to make sure Chrovos never escapes/gets broken out of their prison, while Santa's purpose is to both test for and find a "true warrior" worthy of operating his masters' technology. Finally, while both are Masters of Illusion, Santa doesn't actually kill anyone within his "trials" and shows them Your Worst Nightmare, while the Labyrinth deliberately shows his targets both their worst fears and their greatest dreams gone sour with the express purpose of having them Driven to Suicide.
  • Genius Loci: The sentient mind of a cosmic prison/labyrinth.
  • Good All Along: It's not revealed until after his defeat that he has been tricked by Genkins into believing the Blood Gulch crew was trying to release Chrovos.
  • Hero Antagonist: He initially believes that the Reds and Blues plan to release Chrovos, unaware that Genkins lied to him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Instantly switches to the side of the Reds and Blues when he realizes that Genkins was playing him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Double Subverted. The illusions he casts for Carolina, Wash, Tucker, Kaikaina/Sister, and Sarge are pretty damn dark and brutal, but the ones he makes for Lopez, Grif, and Simmons are much goofier and more comedic in tone. That all being said, he's still overall seen in a serious light and isn't used as a punchline for any jokes when he actually appears physically in the story.
  • Master of Illusion: He uses both this and Telepathy to manipulate people who enter the Labyrinth into killing themselves.
  • Mythical Motifs: He's heavily based after both Tartarusnote  and the Labyrinth of Knossosnote  from Classical Mythology.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He pulls out all the stops (at least in terms of mental manipulation) in keeping any "interlopers" from freeing Chrovos.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He is the can for Chrovos.
  • Telepathy: He can read specific thoughts from people's minds when he makes a particular effort, which certainly helps to create custom-made nightmares for each prisoner. It also helps to pick up on improvised plans.
  • invoked True Neutral: He's programmed only to prevent Chrovos' escape and stop people from trying to free the insane Titan. All other moral quandaries are secondary.
  • Undying Loyalty: Double Subverted. While he's unflinchingly loyal towards the Cosmic Powers, he attacks Genkins - one of the aforementioned Cosmic Powers - when it becomes clear that Genkins is going to set Chrovos free.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Does whatever it takes to make sure Chrovos stays locked away in their cell.
  • The Worf Effect: Just like Santa on Chorus, even he can't manage to keep Caboose contained or try to kill him.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: Part of how he works, with him forcing his targets to confront their greatest fear or an aspect of themselves that they're deeply ashamed of. For instance, he makes Carolina confront her Jerkass past self from during the heyday of Project Freelancer.

Titans

    Chrovos 
Voiced By: Ray Schilens (primary), Lee Eddy (Vengeance form)
The deity who represents time, and the creator of the Cosmic Powers.
  • A God Am I: Boastfully refers to himself as "God" throughout Season 16 when manipulating Donut.
  • The Atoner: An odd variant, as when she's talking with Donut, Chrovos says she knows her kids didn't do what they did to her "for nothing" and partly wanted to escape to see if she could "find another way."
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Initially, it’s not entirely clear on whether he’s an actual deity or not since the Cosmic Powers are actually extremely advanced Monitors. The first episode of Season 17 shows his body is a huge Monitor, confirming he's a highly advanced A.I. like the Cosmic Powers. The finale reveals that Chrovos is Genkins by way of a Stable Time Loop. Chrovos isn't happy when she learns this, having forgotten it entirely in the wake of the latter's insanity.
    • Additionally, Singularity provides ample evidence for Chrovos wanting freedom to reconcile with her children and not just destroy/remake reality. It's hard to tell how genuine this desire is, especially when they'll then immediately go on rants about "basking in an orgy of frozen time" but still act surprisingly parental towards Donut. It's justified in that it soon becomes very clear that Chrovos is really crazy.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Chrovos holds the honor of being the first antagonist to successfully achieve his goals in a season, as he manages to create the Time Crash that would allow him to take over the universe... if not for Donut's timely hammer strike that created a temporary prison, preventing Chrovos from freeing himself and setting the stage for the following season.
  • Berserk Button: Having people figure out their plans. Washington figuring out exactly where she doesn't want Donut to go makes her briefly drop all pretenses and she addresses him with pure acid in her voice:
    Listen to me, you little shit...
  • Big Bad: The main villain of Seasons 16 and 17, being the one manipulating the Reds and Blues through Donut to cause the end of the universe. Eventually, Genkins gets fed up with being number two instead of number one and steals most of Chrovos' power, leaving them to rot.
  • Big Good: Double Subverted, Chrovos initally seems like this in season 16, as they were the "God" Donut was talking about. Then it turned out Chrovos was manipulating him. Towards the end of Season 17, Genkins usurps her, and she helps the Reds and Blues stop him, essentially being forced into this role.
  • Black Knight: Chrovos's "Vengeance" form wears Black Armor with a menacing helmet fit for a Tin Tyrant (though most of the cast are in armor).
  • The Comically Serious: Speaks in a calm, soothing voice at all times, which only makes it funnier when he does things like promise never to eat your sandwich or admit to being the father of the old gum you ate. Well, that is until he becomes female and the frustration shifts their personality into a regular Deadpan Snarker.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: The Cosmic Powers overthrew him by both beating him with a golf club and then tricking him into getting stuck on an ethereal treadmill for all eternity.
  • Deadpan Snarker: After being re-imprisoned by Donut, they Gender Flip themselves and become increasingly sarcastic due to feeling immensely frustrated about their situation.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of The Older Immortal. On the one hand, they are far more powerful than the rest of the Cosmic Powers combined, and are also mentioned to even be older than the current universe. On the other hand, they're the only immortal in the entire series to suffer from The Fog of Ages. Additionally, they're prone to Bond Villain Stupidity since they've gone utterly insane from being locked up alone in a prison cell for several eons, and are just profoundly relieved to be able to talk to someone for a change.
  • Disease Bleach: After being tricked into surrendering most of their power to Genkins, Chorvos' armor pales from black to a much lighter shade of grey.
  • The Dreaded: The Cosmic Powers are rightfully terrified of them, and their possible escape is treated as The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Evil Brit: Although he doesn't have an accent in his original form, the female form he takes on in Singularity has a British accent.
  • Evil Is Hammy: In Season 17, Chrovos chooses a female form\voice which downright makes him gloat at taking "the shape of vengeance itself, an hourglass figure." And then there's a shift of personality, going loose to vent off frustration at being trapped by Donut and condescension towards the private himself, plus a voice that just lends itself for snark (it's 479er/Gwen speaking, after all).
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Turns out Chrovos doesn't entirely want to destroy the universe or anything like that, as it's heavily implied that Chrovos really just wanted to try and reconnect with her children, the Cosmic Powers. Admittedly, it's muddled by her also ranting about wanting to "tear the starry curtain from its rings" among other things.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: ..Possibly. If she's to be believed, s/he doesn't really want to destroy the universe despite claiming to (with it being more implied that she just wants to control it again). Notably, when things spiral out of control, she works with the Reds and Blues to stop Genkins.
    • Played for Laughs in "A Sitch In Time," with both her and Genkins being revolted when she tries to initially take the form of Donut while still in her prison.
  • Expy: Subverted. They're initially written to be heavily reminiscent of both Yahweh from the Old Testament and Kronos, the Lord of the Titans and master of time from Classical Mythology. However, as time goes on and we see more of Chrovos' character, they prove to be very different than either of those characters.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Constantly speaks in a gentle, hushed tone of voice... even when discussing his plans to kill the Cosmic Powers and remake the universe. Lampshaded in Singularity.
    Donut: You're just being fake-nice to me to freak me out, and I wish you'd stop!
  • The Fog of Ages: Chorvos has no recollection of having originally been a temporally-displaced (and quite insane) Genkins at the dawn of time, and is audibly unsettled when Donut reveals the truth after facilitating the Stable Time Loop.
  • Foreshadowing: In the first episode of Season 17, Chrovos' initial answer to Genkins' request for a more human form is to copy Genkins. The finale reveals that Chrovos is Genkins.
    • Chrovos also claims to Donut in "Everwhen" that she's so old she actually suffers from The Fog of Ages and "It's a wonder I remember my own name!" She actually doesn't remember her original name of Genkins.
  • Gender Bender: In Season 17, answering Genkins' request for a more human form, he eventually settles on a female form and voice.
  • The Ghost: During Season 16, he's heard, but not seen - only the gears of his treadmill-like prison appear.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Being locked in a prison cell for several eons has made them...kooky.
  • Graceful Loser: When all is said and done, Chrovos doesn't seem upset at having the last crack in her prison fixed, and doesn't even try to stop the Reds and Blues from doing it.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Turns out to be this for Season 15, as he apparently manipulated the Blues and Reds into building their time machine, which he then used to select Donut as his pawn, causing the events of The Shisno Paradox.
  • I Hate Past Me: Really resents Genkins betraying her, and is not happy to find out she was him.
  • It's All About Me: As Donut points out to her in "Killing Time," she was perfectly fine with ruining the lives of the Reds and Blues just to make her own better.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Chrovos gets embarrassed when Genkins doesn't react to the time-based pun reasoning of why she gave herself an "hourglass figure".
  • Laughably Evil: After the veneer of being a ruthless Titan with mastery over time falls away, Chrovos turns out to be surprisingly hilarious, being both remarkably kooky and absurdly full of themselves while sporting a remarkably dry sense of humor.
  • Light Is Not Good: Appears to Donut as a mass of golden clockwork cogs and gears in a bright heavenly room, but (seemingly) wants to cause the end of the universe.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Convinces people such as Doc/O'Malley, Donut and Genkins to help him break free.
  • Mechanical Abomination: When Donut tells Wash in Season 17 that she's an A.I., she smugly "clarifies" that she is "time itself" before then attempting to simplify the description by claiming she's a "birthless, fractal algorithim within the timestream." While it seems like this is just her boasting on the surface, she is repeatedly shown to have not-insignificant power over time even when trapped in her prison, and any remark she makes about "unmaking" the entire universe is treated as utter fact by her, the Cosmic Powers, and everyone else.
  • Mood-Swinger: It's part of their aforementioned craziness.
  • Mythical Motifs: His name is pretty close to Kronos, a Titan who ruled over time in Classical Mythology.
  • The Older Immortal: Whereas the rest of the Cosmic Powers were "just" created near the beginning of time, Chrovos is older than the current universe. That being said, this is later deconstructed as noted above.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Chrovos wants to destroy the universe to remake it in their image ...except (maybe) not. In truth, her motive is essentially just to get a second chance with her children, though her Omnicidal Maniac rants make it a bit hard to tell how genuine that desire is.
  • Pet the Dog: They show (seemingly) genuine sympathy towards Donut in "Omphalos" when he starts to panic after learning his friends have been thrown into the Labyrinth and they're almost certainly doomed if he doesn't get them out in time.
  • Pronoun Trouble: In Season 16, he's referred only through male pronouns. Come Season 17, and the official synopsis has "Chrovos has been freed from their old prison", probably because in the first episode Chrovos takes on a female form and voice, warranting a more gender neutral treatment. To the point that when Donut explains to Wash the situation, the agent does a Verbal Backspace after calling Chrovos "he", settling on female pronouns afterwards.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The treadmill he's condemned to eternally walk upon has a massive series of golden gears as part of its overall design. Not only do they nicely fit in thematically with a story arc based around time travel, but they're also an allusion to the more eldritch and alien versions of both angels and God as described in the Old Testament.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Has been locked in a prison beyond time for countless eons.
  • Talkative Loon: In Season 17 due to having Gone Mad From The Isolation.
  • Time Abyss: Deconstructed with them. As she points out to Donut in "Everwhen," she's prone to Bond Villain Stupidity not out of actual idiocy, but because she's gone crazy from being in a prison cell for eons, and is relieved to be able to actually talk to someone for a change.
    Chrovos: Indulge me for a moment, Donut. Do you know how long an eon is? Simple question - Do you know how long an eon is? Scientifically speaking, Donut, it's a billion years. Twelve million mortal lives lived end-to-end. It's a wonder I remember my own name! I'm not being "nice" to freak you out, I'm just glad something's finally happening! (suddenly somber) ...Anything at all.
  • Time Master: At full power, Chrovos can freeze a moment in time and can drag someone back through time to near the beginning of the universe if they're "touched" by something related to time travel (i.e., Donut getting struck by a bolt of energy that came off of Loco's time machine).
  • Visionary Villain: Wants freedom from his prison so he can destroy the universe and remake it in his own vision. Possibly subverted in that they may instead want to reconcile with their children.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Reveal that she and Genkins are the same person through a Stable Time Loop is a massive plot twist in Singularity.
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