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Season 1

    The Minions of Aku 
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Voiced by: Phil La Marr and Tom Kenny

Aku's demonic minions. They were employed as bodyguards, goons, slave drivers and cops.


  • The Bully: They enjoy abusing their power. They're Made of Evil, so they can't really help it.
  • Dark Is Evil: Just like Aku, they are ruthless black demons.
  • Dirty Cop: Some of them were used to arrest Prince Astor and Princess Verbina after they crash-landed on Earth.
  • Evil Minions: And how.
  • Faceless Goons: Their faces are never seen. Considering they're what they're made of, they likely don't have faces.
  • Hate Sink: It's made abundantly clear that the Minions of Aku are meant to be hated for their casual sadism, abuse of power, gleeful violence, smug overconfidence, torture, animal cruelty (if the episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" is any indication), bullying, and overall oppressive nature. They are utterly despicable when other villains in the same show have more class, or at least funny bits while the Minions of Aku have no characterization outside of being sadistic, twisted bullies.
  • Kick the Dog: In The Premiere Movie, one of them was willing to whip Jack's father with a sadistic glee.
  • Killed Off for Real: They were erased from existence after Aku's death.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Their first scene marked the Darker and Edgier nature of the show. And unlike most of the villains in the show, there's nothing funny about them.
  • Made of Evil: They were created by Aku's black essence, after all.
  • Made of Plasticine: They are easily defeated by Jack with his sword.
  • Mooks: Before the Beetle Drones, they were the first standard mooks Aku had in his regime.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They seem to be made out of the same dark substance as Aku.
  • Praetorian Guard: They serve as Aku's bodyguard and are usually seen around his lair or his prisons, even in the future. However, they're even weaker then Aku's robots, as one can easily One-Hit Kill them, and they disappear in puffs of smoke.
  • Psycho for Hire: They were just as cruel and sadistic as their leader.
  • Sadist: They enjoyed torturing the slaves.
  • Starter Villain: They're the first Villains of the Week that Jack fights.
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    Beetle Drones 
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The standard Aku mooks in the series. Beetle Drones are large insectoid robots whose claws double as shearing blades. It takes a lot of patience, energy, and stamina to outrun these pests, because they can scurry very quickly, and some can even fly.

Their biggest strength comes in chasing their opponents relentlessly and surrounding them when they run out of energy to flee, and/or if someone chooses to face them head-on. In that case, they stand upright and bum rush with their scythed limbs.

They tend to appear in large numbers... very large numbers. A recurring army of antagonists, they appear in all seasons and even return in Season 5 with an upgrade. And there's a huge one, too.


  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Nearly all the time.
  • Giant Mook: A giant version is created and sent after Jack in "XCIII". It's big enough to dwarf a forest and mow down trees in its path. Jack destroys it within seconds.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The sound of their robotic movements usually drowns it out, but when standing idle, the power sources in their bodies can be heard humming like an old refrigerator. The buzzing noise itself isn't unsettling- it's the fact that it's associated with when the drones are waiting to make a move that accelerates the tension and anticipation to unbearable levels. Bonus points for making a buzzing sound like real bugs would.
  • It Can Think: They seem non-sentient most of the time, but one in the pilot actually seems to show hesitation and fear. Another in the sixth episode of Season 5 lets out an audible whimper after being sent packing in pieces when the Archers tore through their forces.
  • Made of Plasticine: As is true of most robots in the show, they're about as durable as tissue paper. Even the giant version is completely wrecked in one hit by a regular spear.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The most conventional example in the series. They're numerous, aggressive, and regularly destroyed in extreme manners.
  • Mini Mook: While polymorphed into a chicken, Jack is forced to fight a proportionately tiny Beetle Drone.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The redesign in Season 5 has the Beetles sporting red optics curved into a permanent glare rather than the wide blue optics of the previous model.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The original models had large, metal-fanged mouths, which could be seen when they rose up and sprung their blades on others in combat. The upgraded models have black blades and no visible teeth, giving them a scarier demonic feel.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Much like Aku's color-scheme, the Drones all have prominent red and black coloring to them. The Season 5 bots even drop the blue eyes and keep the color-scheme entirely red and black.
  • Replacement Mooks: In-Universe, the Beetle Drones surprisingly got a bit of backstory in "Tales of X-49" as they were the replacements of the X-Series of robots constructed by Aku's human scientists.
  • Taking You with Me: A variation. When Jack cut down a battalion guarding a time portal one of the survivors made a point to retreat from Jack so it could destroy the time-portal killing itself in the process and snatching victory from Jack's hands.
  • Villain Decay: Initially, these guys were presented as threats that only Jack could handle. However, as of Season 5, the Blind Archers — who, while strong, are nowhere near as powerful — make short work of them and send them packing, no matter how many upgrades they get. That was also their last appearance on-screen, suggesting Aku and/or the scientists finally gave up hope on them and had them decommissioned and/or they were all wiped out after 50 years of being demolished by Jack and company. The loss of their "ultimate" Beetle Drone and Aku's own dismissal of it probably was the last straw.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They were not seen participating in The Final Battle, arguably because Aku himself had dismissed his own evil scientists' further machinations of the Beetle Drones by seeing no further usefulness in them. If only he'd known they'd come in handy when surrounded by Jack and his entourage of comrades. Aku didn't really need them, seeing as he himself is a One-Man Army, so if anything, the Beetle Drones are just fodder.
  • The Worf Effect: The "ultimate" Beetle Drone that Aku's evil scientists are so proud of gets destroyed in one blow. At least its wreckage is useful as a good hiding place for Jack when an actual serious threat comes along.
  • Zerg Rush: Their only semi-competent tactic is to swarm their enemies. This was especially evident in the pilot which featured the largest amount of onscreen Drones in the entire series.

    The Chritchellites 
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Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A race of diminutive dictators who enslaved the Woolies and took over their civilization, claiming it as their own.


  • Aliens are Bastards: A race of extremely hostile aliens.
  • Blatant Lies: They claim that the Woolies tried to drive them to extinction and that they were just beasts, but Jack notices that the buildings in their land match the Woolies' size rather than their own. Sure enough, the Woolies reveal that they originally lived in this civilization until the Chritchellites invaded.
  • Depraved Dwarf: All of them are very short and diminutive; what they lack in size, they make up for in sheer cruelty. They're basically a whole race of The Napoleon.
  • Ditto Aliens: To the point that their voices and speech patterns are as identical as their looks. The only distinctive one is their leader, and only because his visor is orange instead of blue.
  • Fantastic Racism: They regard the sapient Woolies as being no better than dumb animals, and treat them as such.
  • Faux Affably Evil: They seemed like very nice guys, inviting Jack to dinner and such, but when Jack found out that the Chritchellites were enslaving the Woolies, they turned out to be rather cruel and evil, and so they fought against Jack and the Woolies but were defeated.
  • Jerkass: While they were grateful enough to invite Jack to their feast, overall they're not always the nicest bunch, even to each other. Imagine a whole race of snarky nerds.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Once the Black Sphere is destroyed, their weapons become useless, and the Woolies use their superior size to drive them off.
  • One-Gender Race: Possibly, as all the Chritchellites we see look and sound male. And they are apparently settlers on the Woolies' land, which would imply they have family units living there for generations.
  • Sadist: They tortured the Woolies, as well as enslaving and ordering them around.
  • Shock and Awe: They use electrified spears as weapons (and "encouragement" to their slaves).
  • Zerg Rush: This, combined with their technology, was how they were able to enslave the larger and stronger Woolies in the first place. However, once the orb that powered their technology was destroyed, their numbers became meaningless.

    The Lava Monster 
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Voiced by: Richard McGonagle

A viking warrior whose kingdom was destroyed by Aku a millennium ago. Instead of killing him, Aku imprisoned him in solid crystal and buried him inside a mountain to deny him an honorable death. Over the centuries, he learned to shape the rock around his prison and formed a giant stone body. Now he lures other warriors to his mountain, seeking one strong enough to defeat him in honorable battle and grant him entry into Valhalla.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Probably the villain with the saddest death in the entire series.
  • And I Must Scream: Being forced to become an immortal golem can really take its toll.
  • Anti-Villain: All he wants is the sweet release of death to end his eternal torment.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The leader of his kingdom, and the last survivor out of his entire army against Aku.
  • Blood Knight: Jack initially thinks he is this, and for a measure he was right. But due to circumstances, he doesn't exactly enjoy killing people, but has no choice but to fight as his best as if he throws the fight, it will deny him entry into Valhalla.
  • Death Course: Designs one to test his opponents. Notably a number of other warriors have succeeded before Jack, but none have succeeded in actually besting him in combat.
  • Death Seeker: As he wishes to join his dead kin in Valhalla, he must die by honorable combat.
  • Determinator: He was imprisoned in solid crystal and buried inside a mountain by Aku. Over the centuries, he learned to shape the rock around his prison through sheer willpower.
  • Duel to the Death: The only way to be free of his curse is to lose one, honorably.
  • Dying as Yourself: Just prior to his death, he becomes human again.
  • Easily Forgiven: Once Jack learns his backstory, he quickly forgives him for all the warriors he killed.
  • Fallen Hero: He was once one of many warriors who tried and failed to stop Aku's conquest of the world. Now he's just another homicidal monster.
  • Forced to Watch: Rather than killing him, Aku trapped him in an unbreakable crystal before burning his kingdom to the ground.
  • Golem: He looks like he's made of (molten) rock, but it turns out that his human body is still alive and trapped inside.
  • Go Out with a Smile: As he dies, he smiles due to being happy that he's finally free of the curse.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: As simply committing suicide isn't honorable, he needs someone else to kill him if he wants to ascend to the heavens.
  • I Die Free: His ultimate goal is to die in battle so that he can be free of Aku's curse. Jack grants it to him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's a stone giant who's quick enough to keep up with Jack in a swordfight.
  • Magma Man: His true human form was imprisoned within a lava body by Aku.
  • No Body Left Behind: Upon death, the Valkyries arrive and carry even his physical body to Valhalla.
  • No Immortal Inertia: Upon being freed from the curse, he rapidly ages from a young man to an elderly one as he dies.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Dying in battle is the only true death for him.
  • Single Tear: All he can do is shed a tear as Aku destroys his kingdom.
  • This Was His True Form: The moment he was finally released from his curse, he returns to his earlier human form. However, since so many years have passed, he aged rapidly, but reverts to his younger self when he ascended into Valhalla.
  • Tragic Monster: He Was Once a Man until Aku trapped him inside a giant stone body.
  • Tragic Villain: He's a Fallen Hero who's forced to pass time by fighting and killing other men.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sets up a Death Course to find one strong and skilled enough to beat him.
  • Would Not Shoot a Civilian: When Jack refuses to continue fighting and simply sheathes his weapon and sits in a meditative pose, he protests that he can't attack an opponent who can't or won't defend themselves.

    The Mobsters 
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Boss voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
Mr. Shine and Knuckles voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Mr. Pibbles voiced by: Larry Cedar
Stitches voiced by: Andre Sogliuzzo

A group of diminutive mobsters, supposedly working for Aku, that aren't very good at their jobs. They have more than a passing resemblance to the Ant Hill Mob from The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.


  • Affably Evil: They are very friendly and rational for a bunch of mobsters.
  • Cigar Chomper: The Don.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: They're not good for much. Even Aku seems aware of it.
    Aku: Who dares to summon the Mighty Aku, the Shogun of... oh. It is you.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: They offer to return the magical water jewel they previously ordered Jack to steal to prove that they turned a new leaf. Jack accepts, but as soon as he walks away, they decide to monopolize on the city's water supply. But at least they decided to stop blowing up animal shelters.
  • I Owe You My Life: Jack interrupts an assassination attempt on them, earning their respect and a position in their gang.
  • Karma Houdini: They lie to Jack about going straight and having the Neptune Jewel returned to its proper place, and are last seen using the Neptune Jewel for their own ends. On the plus side, at least they don't sell it to Aku and "their own ends" are pretty tame in this particular case.
  • Kick the Dog: For some reason, they ordered Jack to deliver a bomb to the owner of an animal shelter. Thankfully, Jack averts this by warning the owner in advance and evacuating every animal from the building before it blows up.
  • The Mafia: Played for Laughs.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: After knocking Jack out an instant before he could deliver a fatal blow to Aku, they somehow got Jack's unconscious body out of there without Aku being any the wiser (and without being punished for their role in bringing him there).

    The Goddess of Water and the Elementals 
Fire Elemental voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A water goddess who created a powerful jewel that can control all the world's water supplies. To keep it safe from Aku, she created three elemental guardians, strong enough to drive Aku off, though not enough to destroy him.


  • Body Horror: A mild example, but their defeat fuses them into a distorted, still living conflux of fire, water, earth and air that cannot be pleasant to any of the elementals involved.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: The Goddess and her creations are among the very few who've ever been able to repel Aku. Jack does the same unto them in turn.
  • Elemental Embodiment: The Water Goddess and her Elementals are all Anthropomorphic Personifications of the elements.
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: How Jack manages to defeat all the Elementals is by playing their powers against each other.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Water, Earth, Wind, and Fire.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even though they're the enemies of Aku, they - or at least Fire, the only one of them that talks - seem to be arrogant, insolent and wrathful. This prevents the viewer from feeling too sorry for them when Jack ends up fusing them into a horrific conflux.
  • Hero Antagonist: They're not doing anything wrong, they're just trying to keep the jewel safe from Aku and anyone else who'd wish to exploit it. Unfortunately, Jack needs the jewel to arrange a meeting with Aku and there's no way to get it without defeating the Elementals.
  • Our Gods Are Greater: Four elemental spirits/goddesses who are apparently stronger than Aku himself.
  • Shapeshifting: The Wind Elemental repeatedly shifts between three appearances.
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Season 2

    The Two-Headed Worm 
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Voiced by: Tim Curry and Phil La Marr

A magical two-headed worm who is said to be able to grant the wish of anyone who can guess their riddle.


    The Metal Eating Family 
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Woman voiced by: Jennifer Hale

A family of lost travelers, consisting of an average woman, a huge male, a short and elderly woman, and a young boy. They are actually metal-eating robots.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They were nice to Jack at first. Then they start to get violent and try to eat his blade.
  • Death by Irony: How they ended up near the end of the episode.
  • Horror Hunger: Though instead of blood or flesh, they crave metal. And after they fail to eat Jack's sword, well...
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: ...Once they discover that they're all made of metal, they eat one another. It's as disturbing as it sounds.
  • Red Herring: At first they may appear to be some kind of ghosts or ghouls (the woman has a strange ghost-like haze about her, and the man looks kinda like a stereotypical Frankenstein's monster), with the implication that the food they're after is Jack himself. But no, they're actually after his sword, and are not supernatural but mechanical.
  • Robotic Reveal: They turn out to be androids with very human-looking exteriors.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: But they seem to be totally unaware of their true natures until the end of the episode.

    The Gargoyle 
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Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

A brutish gargoyle who seals a magical fairy inside an unbreakable sphere, intending to force her to grant his wish.


    Dome of Doom Champions 
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Aqualizer voiced by: Phil La Marr
Ganeesh, Gordo, and Sumoto voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

Nine champions that Jack has to face for freedom in the Dome of Doom. Their names are Gordo the Gruesome, The Aqualizer, Sumoto, Mr. Roboto, Miotis, Reptor, The Claw, Torto, and Ganeesh.


  • Acrofatic: Despite weighing 700 tons, Sumoto can perform a vertical leap several hundred feet into the air.
  • The Battledome: Exterior shots of the Dome of Doom are reminiscent of Thunderdome.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Jack is referred to as "Two-Sandals The Treacherous" in this episode, since that's what the announcer called him when he was hauled into the arena to face Gordo.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Gordo is a simian-like alien.
  • Expy: The Aqualizer is one to Blaster from Mad Max. Underneath his helmet, Aqualizer is actually a harmless, weak sluglike creature who can't fight on his own.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Everything that Ganeesh says.
  • Large Ham: Basically every fighter in the Dome of Doom with speaking lines, but especially Gordo and the announcer.
  • Lizard Folk: Reptor and Torto.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Ganeesh, who resembles a Hindu god.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Reptor hightails it out of the arena after Jack has cut off his extensible tongue and killed the other champions.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Mr. Roboto might be named after the song of the same name performed by Styx.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Jack disables Miotis by cutting out his fangs.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Gordo goes into a state like this when he's been hurt. It still doesn't do much to help him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Sumoto, the most formidable of the champions, has one: he's ticklish.
  • Wolverine Claws: The Claw's signature weapons.
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    The Celtic Demons 
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Voiced by: Phil La Marr and Jeff Bennett

A clan of demonic robots, or possibly robotic demons, serving the Master of the Hunt


  • Ambiguous Robot: With the exception of their leader, they're demons - with robot insides!
    • Most likely they are just robots fashioned after demons, or simply nicknamed "demons" for their frightening appearance. Haunted Technology is not out of the question, though.
  • Behind the Black: When Jack tosses a pebble to the gates of the Castle of Bone, five demons pop out of nowhere with guns at the ready.
  • Big Red Devil: The Master of the Hunt.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: As soon as their leader made the mistake of calling the Scotsman's wife fat, he went down in one blow.
  • Mugging the Monster: Taunting the Scotsman's Wife about her size wasn't really smart, as they all get their asses handed to them for this.
  • To Serve Man: They were planning to eat the Scotsman's wife.

    The Ultra-Robots 
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Eight nigh-invulnerable killing machines that are designed by Exdor as a means to kill Jack. Aku then empowers and tests them by destroying Exdor's village and other villages to lure the Samurai out. It took a metal gauntlet made by Exdor and divine intervention for Jack to destroy them.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Intentional, seeing as Aku is their power source.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Deal one to Jack in their first fight thanks to his sword being unable to cut through them. When he gets the Power Fist from Exdor he fights them on more equal terms until it runs out of power, though until Jack gets his divine intervention he's unable to even land a single blow on the last one.
  • Famous Last Words: The lead bot can only think of one word when Jack cleaves him in half, with some divine intervention.
    Lead Bot: Unbelievable...
  • Elite Mooks: They are probably the deadliest of Aku's robots, and Jack could only kill them with the help of Exdor and the gods.
  • Flamethrower Backfire: The robot with the flamethrower arms is destroyed when Jack cuts off one arm and ignites the robot's remaining fuel with it.
  • Gatling Good: One of the robots has two gatling guns for arms.
  • Invisibility Cloak: One robot uses a combination of this and a pair of close combat Power Fist.
  • Leitmotif: They have a rather sinister soundtrack that plays whenever they're on screen in their debut episode.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: The leader droid has a katana meant to simulate Jack's.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not only are they among the most dangerous opponents that Jack has fought, special attention is paid to the horrific aftermath of their massacres against innocent villagers.
  • Magitek: Their power source is actually Aku's essence.
  • More Dakka: The robots that uses projectiles for weapons uses this style of attack.
  • No-Sell: Exdor worked long and hard to make them a match for Jack, and as such his initial attacks aren't able to phase them. Despite the superior power of his sword, they were made of adamantium, which meant that Jack lacked the raw strength to cut them. Exdor evens this out by giving him a power gauntlet that augments his strength to where he is able to slice through the robots. When the power for the arm runs out, Jack summons the power of his ancestors and of the spirits to give him a boost to destroy the last robot.
  • Playing with Fire: One of the robots is armed with a flamethrower and also has the ability to surround itself with an aura of fire.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They have red eyes and they are very dangerous.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Averted. Their rampages definitely give off this vibe, especially since the show plays up the sheer carnage and dying survivors. In reality this isn't the case; there was no sadism to all the killings, just a tried and true way to drum up Jack's attentions. In reality the Ultra Bots are simply machines; cold and unfeeling.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While they were programmed with knowledge of all of Jack's combat moves and are certainly far more deadly than any other robot Jack has faced, the main thing that gives them the edge against Jack in their first confrontation was the fact that Jack simply couldn't cut them. Once Jack is given a Power Fist to augment his strength he takes most of them down with relative ease. The only exception is the leader armed with only an adamantium katana who proves to be Jack's equal in swordsmanship and gains the advantage once Jack starts tiring.

    The Imakandi 
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A race of lion-headed hunters, they are considered the greatest hunters in the galaxy.


  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: One of the Imakandi pulls this off against Jack, rather casually at that! This, combined with the fact that there were four of them, convinces Jack that he can't face them in a full on fight and prompts him to spend the rest of the episode trying desperately to evade them.
  • Cat Folk: Lion folk.
  • Code of Honour: The Way of the Imakandi requires that a prey that succeeds in posing an extraordinary challenge to the Imakandi be released after capture as a testament to its skill.
  • The Determinator: There's a reason they're the greatest hunters in the galaxy, they never give up.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When Aku comes to take Jack, they tell him to his face that they are letting Jack run free before making their exit.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: They are willing to work for an Evil Overlord, but instead of money, they just want a Worthy Opponent. They avoid the usual negative connotations associated with the trope due to their strong Code of Honour, though.
  • Enhanced Archaic Weapon: They tend to use primitive weapons with hi-tech twists, such as spears that act like tesla coils and arrows that can come alive and bite a prey if they fail to connect.
  • Furry Reminder: They swim like animals rather than humans, and sometimes move on all fours as well (especially when trying to creep up to an unwary prey).
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The samurai is worthy prey.
  • King of Beasts: A race of humanoid lions, and they are the top hunters in the galaxy.
  • Panthera Awesome: They have lion-like heads, adding more to their appeal as a race of hunters.
  • Planet of Hats: A whole world of Egomaniac Hunters.
  • Proud Warrior Race: Their leader gives a laconic speech that explains this very succinctly. Aku was willing to pay them very, very well. They don't want the money, they want the hunt, and also as they see it, any prey that is strong/fast/smart enough to give the greatest hunters in the galaxy a real challenge deserves to run free.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: They have a keen sense of smell to the point where they can track Jack across a city within a sewer, hearing so strong that the mere sound of Jack's kimono flapping in the wind tips them off, and they are stealthy enough that even Jack was unaware of their presence until they've already surrounded him.
  • Technicolor Fire: They have access to some kind of magic that manifests as a blue flame. Among other things it allows them to teleport across interstellar distances and leave messages behind.
  • Worthy Opponent: They love it whenever their prey gives them a real challenge. So much that when they finally catch it, they'll let it go out of respect. Aku must be kicking himself for not seeing this coming as soon as they said they didn't want money (it's #44 on the list for a reason, Aku).

    Demongo the Soul Collector 
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"I... have... RETURNED!!! I, Demongo, have come to collect the souls of the greatest warriors!"

One of Aku's most powerful minions. He has the ability to summon the essences (souls) of countless captured warriors from his collection.


  • Aborted Arc: Demongo's quest to gain the souls of warriors following his resurrection goes nowhere as a result of Jack returning to the past and killing Aku.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He desperately pleads for mercy and forgiveness after failing Aku. It doesn't work.
  • Asshole Victim: He's enslaved hundreds of warriors and turned them lose on Aku's enemies, so he definitely earned the beating he got when Jack released ALL of them, and later when Aku crushed him for his failure.
  • Back from the Dead: Somehow, he was revived during Season 5 and continues to hunt for warriors' souls.
  • Badass Boast: "I am the dealer of destruction, the merchant of doom! And I seek you, Samurai Jack."
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's rather... goofy for being an evil demon. But don't let his silliness fool you, he's still a black demon who forced hundreds of warriors to fight against their will for him.
  • Blade on a Stick: The Samurai Warrior has one of these.
  • The Cameo: He appears briefly in "XCVII" (from season 5) as a simple gag.
  • Catchphrase: Refers to Aku as "My Mastah".
  • The Collector: In this case, he collects and enslaves 'essence'.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: He is a demonic henchman working for Aku, who has an amusingly high-pitched voice that contrasts greatly with his overall appearance. Jarringly enough he's voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who's better known for playing many other characters on this show that have very deep voices.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After Jack frees the warriors Demongo trapped, leaving him powerless, the freed warriors gang up on him, and it's implied they beat the holy hell out of him before sending him limping back to Aku.
  • Dark Is Evil: Just like Aku, he's a ruthless black demon.
  • Dirty Coward: Without his enslaved warriors, Demongo is reduced to a sniveling coward who begs and pleads for his life.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As shown in his second appearance, he won't take the souls of warriors whom he perceives as washouts and has-beens.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His mouth has a set of prominent vampire fangs and nothing else.
  • Flunky Boss: Battles Jack exclusively through his enslaved warriors.
  • Helium Speech: His voice is oddly very high-pitched for a demonic minion of Aku.
  • Hero Killer: He may be weak on his own, but he's still known for having killed hundreds of warriors and beasts and claimed their essence. He had to have killed at least one of them on his own to start his collection.
  • Incoming Ham: His sudden cameo in Season 5 has him kick open the doors of a Bad-Guy Bar and triumphantly shout "I HAVE RETURNED!"
  • Informed Ability: He was never really seen actually taking someone's essence (although it might be similar to how he absorbs his defeated warriors back). Also, Demongo is referred to as the most powerful minion of Aku; however the only power was from the essences of the warriors inside of him.
  • The Jailer: Demongo is a unique example; not only is he a jailer (his victims being enemies of Aku), but his body is the jail, and he can command the imprisoned souls to fight for him. (Until, that is, Jack busts them out.)
  • Large Ham: Much like his master.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from his own Slave Mooks after Jack frees them.
  • Made of Evil: He's made of Aku's black essence.
  • Noodle Incident: The first four warriors Demongo summons are recognized by Jack. Judging by their dialogue, he's met them before, but they had not actually appeared in the show before.
  • Our Demons Are Different: A demonic collector of essence, who vaguely looks like Aku.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Demongo has shades of this, including sticking out his tongue and making silly taunts.
  • Squishy Wizard: His essence-stealing powers make him nearly unbeatable, but as he cheerfully admits, he has basically no combat skills of his own. Which backfires on him heavily.
  • Technicolor Fire: His head is topped with a blue flame and the essence of his trapped warriors are bound within rings of blue fire.
  • Teleport Spam: He does this against Jack at one point.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He was seemingly killed by Aku for failing to kill Jack. However, he somehow fully recovered and returned to make a brief cameo in Season 5. It's seemingly recent though, since he's trying to remake his collection of warriors and is implicitly as powerless as Jack left him.
  • Vocal Dissonance: It's rather jarring to hear that high-pitched voice come out of such a monstrous-looking demon's mouth, especially considering that his voice actor has such a famously deep voice.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Anybody killed by him or his imprisoned warriors joins them in his collection.
  • You Have Failed Me: Aku crushed Demongo with his hand for failing to kill Jack.

    The Mechanical Beast and Minotaur Robots 
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An insane AI who's conquered all the lands surrounding its lair aside from the Spartan Kingdom. It constructed an army of minotaur robots it continually rebuilds, and it has been warring with the Spartan tribe long enough that its terror has lasted throughout the rule of five kings.


  • A Load of Bull: The Minotaur Bots are Exactly What It Says on the Tin - mechanical minotaurs on tracks.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Possibly, the Spartan King mentions that their enemy is a mechanical beast who "went mad". On the other hand, Aku is the most likely source for the Beast's technology. It may be functioning exactly as he intended when it spreads ruin and desolation.
  • Combat Tentacles: The Beast's primary means of attack, backed up by a cavernous maw.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: The Beast begins to short circuit and blows up shortly after the Spartan King lands the finishing blow. Jack jumps in the way of the explosion to protect the Spartan King with a pair of shields lent to him, and then the rest of the Beast's minotaur mooks self-destruct, followed by a massive explosion that takes out its citadel and forces all the Spartans to evacuate. The Spartan King isn't sure if Jack made it out alive afterwards, his fate unknown after jumping in the path of the explosion from the Beast, and never sees him again to the day of his demise. However, we know Jack made it out in one piece.
  • Healing Factor: Jack and the Spartan King sever its tentacles countless times, but it always seems to easily replace them with new ones until its head is pierced.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Spartan King tosses Jack's sword through the Beast's head and it tears clean through, slaying it.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The Beast has a fanged mouth and fanged tentacles.
  • Multiarmed And Dangerous: The Beast has several tentacles with fangs and claws attached to its suckers.
  • Oh, Crap!: The Beast has an expression of shock on its face as Jack's sword rips through its head.
  • Walking Wasteland: The Beast is said to feed on the land itself, draining it dry of resources. Presumably it does this by sinking its tentacles into the earth. The land around the Beast's fortress is indeed a completely leveled wasteland, though this may also be due to it sending its robots over and over again, trampling over any landscape it may have once had.
  • Zerg Rush: The minotaur robots are simply sent in en masse, over and over. This isn't We Have Reserves, though: after each defeat they drag their fallen comrades or their own lost body parts back for repair.

Season 3

    Cacciatore 
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Voiced by: Bob Joles

A sleazy slob who takes advantage of Jack's temporary transformation into a chicken to climb up the top of his particular field - making animals fight to the death for the amusement of scumbags.


  • All There in the Script: His name is only shown in the end credits.
  • Bad Boss: His prize-fighting chicken doesn't receive medical care, or adequate food, or anything.
  • Fat Bastard: He's very portly and clearly not a very pleasant person.
  • It's All About Me: Carried to a comical extreme. When it looks like he's going to feed Jack, he just noshes on lasagna and continues starving Jack.
  • Just a Stupid Accent: Even when he's alone, he doesn't actually speak Italian - only broken English with a comically thick accent.
  • Karmic Transformation: He happens to bump into the same extremely cranky wizard who cursed Jack, and, well...
    Chicken with a stupid accent: "Bock-a, bock-a!"
  • Meaningful Name: His name comes from an Italian dish containing chicken.

    DJ Stylbator 
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A rave DJ whose magical rhythm hypnotizes the children of a town Jack passes through into becoming "children of Aku".


  • Badass Boast:
    Aku will never be silenced!
  • Bald of Evil: He's completely bald.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair of neat-looking shades. They get destroyed after Jack beats him.
  • Dance Battler: For the first part of the battle, allowing him to match Jack blow-for-blow.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: He has a guttural, raspy voice.
  • For the Evulz: Possibly the only reason why he has the kids raid the village is for the hell of it. Considering how he works for Aku...
  • Gatling Good: When using his Powered Armor.
  • Gold Tooth: Which can shoot lasers!
  • Hidden Badass: It turns out that the Jive Turkey with an improbable look can give Jack a run for his money in a one-on-one fight. You know, against the Samurai who routinely slaughters entire armies of robots.
  • It Is Pronounced Tropay: His name sounds like "Salvatore".
  • Jive Turkey: He's a DJ, what do you expect?
    Jack: Music maker man! Your beats are bad!
    Stylbator: That's right, they bad!
    Jack: Not bad good! Bad bad!
    Stylbator: Whatever!
  • Lean and Mean: He's rail thin.
  • Mind-Control Music: In rave flavor.
  • Musical Assassin: A DJ who uses hypnotic music to brainwash kids into raiding villages. Seems about right.
  • Powered Armor: Uses a special wristwatch to create this from his DJ equipment.
  • Red Herring: Invoked. When he first appears, he's covered in shadows and his headphones make him resemble Aku, but then the lights come on and reveal who he really is.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: When ordering the kids to attack Jack.
    Stylbator: Let's mix it up with a taste of the bass! Beats in his face! The brand new hardcore track! Jack Attack!
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's never made clear what happens to him after his fight with Jack. But considering what happens to those who fail Aku, he probably won't live long, unless he never reported back.

    Josephine and Ezekiel Clench 
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Josephine Clench voiced by: Grey DeLisle
Ezekiel Clench voiced by: John DiMaggio

A pair of married but separated bounty hunters who end up teaming by necessity to take down Jack. It doesn't help much.


  • Badass Beard: Ezekiel has a white beard covering most of his face.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Josephine pretends to be a nice lady so she can lower Jack's guard and capture him.
  • Bounty Hunter: Zeke has quite a reputation: Josephine's success relies on not having one.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Hinted at with Josephine. She betrays him to have all the bounty for herself at the end of the episode, and it's implied that this trope is the reason why Ezekiel took a Hollywood Restraining Order on her.
  • Dark Action Girl: As a bounty hunter, Josephine possesses a wide array of skills. Trained in the art of gentleman's combat, she is adept at using ordinary objects such as an umbrella to fight; umbrella that functions as a concealable sword and chain weapon.
  • Emergency Weapon: At one point, Josephine is forced to fend with a shovel. She doesn't last long against Jack who's similarly resorted to a shovel after dropping his sword.
  • Femme Fatale: Josephine. She is especially effective at using her feminine charms to subdue her quarry without causing alarm, tempting and extracting information from unsuspecting men.
  • The Gunslinger: They are bounty hunters in an episode that is an Homage to the western genre. Of course, they will use guns.
  • Guns Akimbo: Both Ezekiel and Josephine shoot with two guns at the same time.
  • Hollywood Restraining Order: Hilariously, he took out a restraining order on her. It requires her to be no less than 150 feet from him.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Ezekiel is quite a bit taller than Josephine.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Ezekiel can never get a clear shot at Jack, even when he's standing right in front of him.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Josephine can fight just fine in a Pimped-Out Dress, though when she gets serious, she rips the bottom part off.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Hell, they were married for a while.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Josephine is no less competent in battle than Ezekiel, and a whole lot viler and more treacherous than he is.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Jack's career might have ended right here had Josephine's greed not caused her to double-cross Zeke; he was able to escape and get rid of them by taking advantage of how she shoved Zeke off the train.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never said just what caused them to break up in the first place, but Josephine's actions at the end give the viewers something of an idea.
  • Outlaw Couple: They're a husband-and-wife duo of mercenaries, at least until their falling-out.
  • Parasol of Pain: Josephine uses a rather multifunctional variant: A sharp blade hidden in the tip, Barbed ends on its underside which can be used to restrain a victim, and a handle that doubles as a Grappling-Hook Pistol.
  • Playing Card Motifs: Ezekiel has this. His jacket is covered with clubs, diamonds, spades, and hearts, the spurs on his boots are shaped like spades, he has a card in his hat, and of course, his cybernetic hands, the wrists of which had the playing card suits on them. The hands have a special ability depending on which suit was facing up. (He changes the setting by turning the wrist so that the desired suit is on the back of the hand.)
  • Politeness Judo: Josephine invokes Old-School Chivalry on Jack, wondering if he would even let a lady go out unescorted.
  • Power Fist: Zeke's gauntlets which turn out to be very multifunctional as well: Pistols, gatling guns, knives, bola launchers, tasers, and - of course - clenching.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Josephine's weapon of choice.
  • Show Some Leg:
    • Josephine plays this off against Jack to distract him. He doesn't bite, but his good nature does betray him.
    • She had more success with her own ex-husband, before betraying him. Again.
  • Southern Belle: Josephine knows how to act this part.
  • Shovel Strike: Josephine grabs a nearby shovel after temporarily losing her parasol and exhausting her revolver ammo.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Josephine's parasol and Ezekiel's gauntlets both make for versatile weapons.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Ezekiel's not exactly what one would call handsome, while Josephine is a complete knockout.
  • The Vamp: Josephine. Apparently, her typical MO was to lure a victim into a false sense of security with her charms so that Zeke could attack by surprise, and then she could strike from behind when he tried to fight him. It almost worked on Jack, but the plan fell apart when she tried to double-cross Zeke.

    Dust Zombies 
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Witch Hag voiced by: B.J. Ward

An entire graveyard, resurrected en masse to take down Jack.


    The Minions of Set 
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The Minions of Set are three powerful divine beings created by the Egyptian god Set to bring violence and terror to the world. Incredibly strong, fast, agile and with a healing factor that makes them nearly invincible, the Minions are among the most deadly opponents Jack ever faces. Their appearance is loosely based on the Set Animal, or Sha.


  • Animalistic Abomination: Their design is based on the Set animal, the totemic animal of the god Set, and their behavior and hunting style are reminiscent of wild dogs or wolves.
  • Behind the Black: The entire episode makes extensive use of this technique for conveying the panicked, claustrophobic feeling of being surrounded by swift and powerful monsters, but not being able to keep track of where they actually are. The Minions frequently jump into and out of the black, leading Jack to suffer frequent surprise assaults, being completely unaware of the incoming threat until it walks onto the screen, even if it is right in front of him.
  • The Berserker: They will immediately and ferociously attack anything they see. The only reason they didn't attack Aku appeared to be more out of gratitude than fear.
  • Chase Fight: Jack is unable to engage the Minions for more than a few moments at a time without being completely overwhelmed, so most of the episode consists of the Minions chasing Jack through an ancient Egyptian temple.
  • Combat Parkour: The Minions move with incredible grace and agility for such large and heavy creatures, and use this skill with deadly effect in battle, constantly pouncing at their opponents like animals, rapidly changing position to keep their victims off-guard, performing flips and wall jumps, and even running on all fours across the tops of a long row of pillars, all with flawless precision and execution. Their incredible teamwork and coordination in battle looks more like a well-choreographed dance than the display of wanton brutality it actually is.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The Minions of Set have no hesitation or remorse about doing whatever it takes to kill their prey, employing brutal tactics that make merely fighting dirty look admirable. They are predators, not warriors. They want to kill Jack, and they are going to do it one way or another.
  • Complete Immortality: The prophecy concerning the Minions makes it quite clear they can only be destroyed by the power of a god, specifically, the Egyptian god of the sun. Failure to summon this god will lead to utter disaster as there will be nothing left that can possibly stop them. A strong enough warrior might be able to drive them back, but nobody will ever be able to destroy them.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The Minions effortlessly do this to a few dozen of Aku's Mecha-Mooks as soon as they are freed.
    • The Minions are so much more powerful than Jack, that it isn't really a Curb-Stomp Battle, so much as it is Jack using every ounce of his skill and power to extend his life for a few more seconds. Every encounter with them forces Jack to focus solely on defending himself, as the Minions' blitz-like battle tactics make them almost impossible to hit. Not that hitting them actually does anything.
    • They're on the receiving end when Jack succeeds in summoning Ra. Two of them try to fight back, but can't even get close before Ra incinerates them. The third one attempts to flee, but shares the same fate as the other two.
  • Deus ex Machina: Set up all through the episode. Jack can't stop these creatures - the best he can do is summon a Physical God that can.
  • Elite Mooks: They're easily the best minions that Aku ever sics upon Jack. In fact they're so elite, that Jack couldn't even defeat them personally, and had to rely on an external influence to save his ass.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The moment Aku releases them from their prison, the Minions's first act is to mercilessly slaughter all of Aku's robots in a terrifying display of their strength, skill, and utter ferocity.
  • Flaming Sword: Each Minion has a weapon enshrouded in magical blue flame. When they're finally subjected to a power that can hurt them, their bodies boil away with the same eldritch fires.
  • Forged by the Gods: While they may be evil destructive monsters, the Minions of Set were created by a (chaotic) god. This makes them divine by nature, and thus impervious to any attack or weapon unless it is divine (like when Ra showed up and vaporized them with his heat vision).
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: The divine sword can harm them, but Jack is unable to strike them with enough force to disrupt them significantly. Futher, unlike Aku who is composed of concentrated evil, the Minions of set while evil are made of divine substance. This means that unlike Aku, the wounds inflicted by the sword don't disintegrate the pieces that are cut off and their healing factor negates any damage Jack can do.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The Minions of Set have glowing blue eyes that shine more brightly whenever they become alerted or agitated during hunting. Even when passive their eyes glow so bright that they are clearly visible even in broad daylight in the desert.
  • Healing Factor: The Minions have an incredibly powerful healing factor that immediately heals any wound. Even Jack's sword (which has a very good track record when it comes to destroying the indestructible) is not effective: at one point he delivers a vital hit that nearly cuts one of them in half, and it grows back together the instant he finishes his stroke.
  • Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality: Averted against the disposable robotic minions, but played straight against Jack himself. The one's with the bladed weapons can cut him but not too badly and only really giving Clothing Damage. The one with the blunt weapons just whales on Jack and his hits are the one's to visibly and fully on connect. Granted when they beat on him with their fists or slam him into things they can do damage, just nothing too bad.
  • It Can Think: They're aggressive, not stupid. They know what the scarab does and make every effort to prevent Jack from assembling it, including trying to ingest one of the pieces.
  • Implacable Man: Quite possibly the Minions' most terrifying attribute. They are stronger than you. They are faster than you. They do not need to eat or sleep or stop to catch their breath. They attack their quarry relentlessly, without any hesitation and without any second thoughts about their actions. There is no stopping their rushing, headlong advance. Jack is hunted down relentlessly, barely able to stop running for even for a few moments before the Minions catch his scent and begin the chase anew.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The Minions have no comedic traits whatsoever, and are possibly the most dangerous enemies in the whole show next to Aku.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite having hugely overbuilt upper bodies, very short, slender legs and enough weight to make the ground rumble beneath their feet, the Minions of Set are extremely fast and agile. Jack is so overwhelmed by the way they constantly jump around in combat he can hardly tell what direction their attacks are coming from. He only manages to even hit them twice, not that his attacks actually do anything.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The Minions have huge, gaping mouths that contain multiple rows of sharp, dinosaur-like fangs.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: So invulnerable that not even Jack's holy sword could permanently wound them, as they are technically not Made of Evil. But fortunately, they couldn't withstand Ra's Eye Beams.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: One of the main reasons the Minions of Set are so fearsome is that every second of their existence is a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. They will immediately attack anything that moves with animal ferocity and machine-like determination, and will not hesitate to completely mutilate their practically helpless victims in their attempts to kill them.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Another reason the Minions are so terrifying is that they are utterly relentless. Once given an objective, they will stop at nothing to complete it. They don't need to rest, eat, or drink. They don't stop to banter, gloat, monologue, or snark. They don't allow Jack a chance to catch his breath. They use every underhanded tactic at their disposal. And they definitely don't let things like collateral damage stop them. They're out to kill Jack, they will kill Jack, and they Will. Not. Stop. Ever. They also try to stop Jack from assembling the scarab needed to summon Ra, the one thing that can defeat them.
  • No-Sell: Downplayed as Jack's divine blade can cut and wound the Minions but unlike Aku, it cannot destroy the pieces it cuts nor retard their regenerative powers. In the end, Jack may as well be cutting water or smoke for all the difference it makes.
  • The Nose Knows: They can sniff out Jack from virtually anywhere.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jack's reaction upon discovering the Minions' empty tomb. The normally calm and collected samurai is so horrified by the revelation he is frozen in place, gawking, allowing the Minions to ambush him.
    Jack: "The Minions of Set!'"
  • Our Demons Are Different: Three immortal jackal-like monsters created by an evil chaos god.
  • Perpetual-Motion Monster: The Minions of Set appear to be completely immortal and invulnerable, require no sustenance whatsoever, and have unlimited stamina and endurance, allowing them to pursue their prey constantly and relentlessly without a moment's pause or hesitation. As powerful as Jack is, he is still only a man, and without the required items to summon Divine Intervention, it is only a matter of time until the Minions finally overpower him and tear him to pieces.
  • The Power of the Sun: The only thing that can harm the Minions is joining together three pieces of a magical scarab, which summons Ra, the god of the sun.
  • Running on All Fours: They do this several times while chasing Jack.
  • Run or Die: Jack's only options when faced with immortal, unstoppable ancient Egyptian hell-beasts. And running only delays the inevitable. Sooner or later, they will catch up to you.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After two of them were destroyed by Ra, the last one tries to make a run for it. Ra doesn't let him.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: They were originally sent by Set to plague ancient Egypt, until the Pharaoh of the time summoned Ra and had them sealed away inside a stone sarcophagus. Aku releases them in the present to kill Jack. After Season 5's final episode, which had Jack and Ashi return to the past and destroy past Aku once and for all, averting the dark future and without Aku to free them, they are once again this; sealed in the sarcophagus for all eternity assuming no one will be foolish enough to release them.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: The only way to defeat the Minions is to summon the only being that can harm them, Ra.
  • Super Strength: The Minions of Set are huge and very muscular, allowing them to cut stone pillars to pieces, punch a person hard enough to send them flying through the air, and slam a person into a solid stone wall with enough force to leave an impression of their body in it. Even their relatively short and slender legs are deceptively powerful, allowing them to run and move with great speed, make huge leaps and perform other acrobatic feats with ease.
  • The Speechless: Although they appear to be capable of understanding human speech, the Minions themselves do not speak; they only make animalistic noises (barks, growls, and roars).
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The Minions of Set have hugely muscular and bulky upper bodies, with their arms alone being as long and thick as Jack's whole body, but this bulk narrows down to a relatively thin waist with short and rather slender legs. Fortunately for them, and unfortunately for Jack, it doesn't seem to hinder their movement speed in the slightest.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Not unskilled per se, but rather their impressive skill in battle is directly dependent upon their incredible strength, agility, and especially their invincibility. There is no need to learn to wield exotic weapons or employ specialized fighting techniques when you are an unstoppable monster. Contrast this with the Guardian, who while incredibly powerful, is not totally invincible and hence needs to actually know how to defend himself in combat.
  • Victory Pose: After utterly annihilating Aku's robots, the Minions raise their weapons to the sky in triumphant celebration of their victory and prowess. The Minion with the battle axe even throws a fist pump in for good measure.
  • Wall Crawl: The Minions are capable of running on walls and even upside down on the ceiling.
  • Wall Jump: Several of them, actually. Being able to magically stick to walls and ceilings helps.

    The Guardian 
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A powerful warrior that guards a time portal, waiting for The Chosen One to find and use it. When Jack finds the portal, he is told by the Guardian that he's not the one, leading Jack to try and beat him anyway.


  • All for Nothing: His long years of guarding the time portal ultimately ended up being this, as Aku has seemingly killed him and destroyed the gateway before Jack could fulfill his destiny to use it. The only good news is that Jack managed to find a different way into the past anyway.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • Has Jack's number in combat, the beginning of the fight explicitly shows that he's a better swordsman than Jack, and Jack outright admits he's never faced a more powerful and skilled opponent, and he's saying this after meeting the Minions of Set. In fact he has everyone's number. The Guardian has triumphed over hundreds of enemies for countless eons.
    • Ironically, this happened to him. Aku found him, destroyed the time portal, and apparently completely destroyed him. Quite obvious this would happen, as the Guardian lacks the weapon needed to destroy Aku, so nothing short of Jack's sword or any magic defenses would've protected him.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He's blue.
  • Anti-Villain: He isn't evil, per se, he just wants to defend his time portal from all but "The Chosen One."
  • Apologetic Attacker: Spares Jack's life after beating him, but Jack isn't ready to use the portal just yet.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's tough enough to take on Jack and win, and is very fond of his black jumpsuit.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's about ten feet tall, very blue, and very bald.
  • Beef Gate: A rare example outside video games. He won't let Jack through the time portal until he's certain that he's ready.
  • Berserk Button: Jack demolished his suit. He lost his temper, and Jack went from losing to being brutally smacked down.
  • Blood Knight: Throughout his fight with Jack, he’s got a smile on his face, indicating he thinks of fighting as a game and nothing more. Considering how strong he is, he’s certainly inclined to think that way.
  • Bus Crash: 50 years in the future, Jack finds out the hard way that when Aku said he destroyed all the time portals, it included even the Guardian's. The portal is in ruins, and all that remains of the Guardian are his broken glasses, hinting that Aku vaporized him.
  • Code of Honour: While the Guardian revels in facing an opponent in combat, he takes no satisfaction in killing them. The fallen are those who refused to back down and leave. He gives Jack several opportunities to walk away with no dishonor, and after Jack squanders his mercy, he nearly crushes him until the portal orders him to stand down.
  • Cool Shades: Has a pretty sweet pair of red ones. They're all Jack finds of him after Aku dealt with him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Things stop looking equal pretty early on, and Jack's favorite solution against a skilled foe - turning an enemy's aggression against him - turns out to be a No-Sell. It get really bad for Jack. The only reason the Guardian doesn't kill him is because the portal gives him a sign telling him not to. He also appeared to be on the receiving end of one from Aku.
  • Dead Hat Shot: When Jack realizes he's rediscovered the place the Guardian stood sojourn in front of a time portal, he becomes hopeful to find him. But... all Jack finds of him are his cracked and battered shades, and he realizes the Guardian fell in battle. And we do, too.
  • Dual Wielding: First he dual wields sai, then switches to dual wielding firearms.
  • Expy: His appearance, usage of a katana, and the way Jack is reflected in his eyes, are all reminiscent of Morpheus from The Matrix. His debut was around the time the films were brand new and wildly popular, so the homage worked well for its time, and still holds up long after their theater releases.
  • Extreme Omnivore: It's not shown whether he actually needs nutrition in all those eras of fighting, but after he loses his temper with Jack he eats his shield.
  • Foreshadowing: Poignantly reveals Jack cannot use his Time Portal... yet. A vision of the future is shown as Jack is an aged warrior king with a very long beard. Ultimately subverted, however — Aku kills the Guardian and leaves this possible future goes unfulfilled. That being said, the comic continuity implied that that version of Jack (who becomes the man seen in the vision) would use the time portal.
  • Guns Akimbo: One a submachine gun, the other a machine gun / rocket launcher. At one point he's shooting throwing stars out of the air, unerringly, with his off-hand while continuing to blast at Jack with the other.
  • HA HA HA— No: This is his response to Jack's request to use the time portal.
  • Hope Spot: When Aku claims he destroyed all the time portals, his is the only one that is questionable, as it was left intact the last time it appeared. Then the writers go and remind us, no, they did not forget him. Aku got him, too.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He has blatant Hero-Tracking Failure when it comes to hitting Jack, but was able to shoot a dozen small projectiles out of the air at once. (Justified, as he was toying with our hero for the 1st half of their fight, until Jack destroyed his favorite suit.)
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Is he an alien? A demigod? A formerly human being turned immortal? An otherworldly creature similar to the Elementals? Who knows, but he is unquestionably awesome. Sadly it wasn't enough to stop Aku from destroying the time portal, and possibly surviving.
  • Jive Turkey: Not as extreme as Da Samurai, but the Guardian does have this general speech pattern.
  • Killed Offscreen: Implied. Season 5 has both Aku and Jack claiming that Aku destroyed all (known) time portals, trapping Jack in the present. Presumably, Aku would have to go through the Guardian to destroy the portal he was protecting, and despite the Guardian's prowess, without a divine weapon, he wouldn't be able to beat Aku. Then again, who's to say that Aku knew about all of the time portals. It may also be that his location and portal are very well hidden. Sadly, it gets an apparent grim confirmation in the penultimate episode that he's bit the dust. Aku found and destroyed the time portal, and by all accounts it appears he too has perished.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Tougher, stronger, and faster. He's toying with Jack.
  • Master of All: Even more so than Jack, because he even uses modern weapons. We see him use a katana, sai, spear (broken into two halves for dual-wielding), machine gun, rocket launcher, and eventually his bare hands.
  • My Favorite Shirt: Jack really shouldn't have damaged it.
  • Never Found the Body: Despite all signs pointing that the Guardian is dead, his corpse was nowhere to be seen...
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Missiles don't so much as scratch him. However, he's probably still vulnerable to whatever Aku did to him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Leaving Jack a broken, unconscious mess.
  • No Man of Woman Born:
    • No one can defeat him. No one but The Chosen One. And the only reason why Jack can eventually attain the strength and wisdom to do so, is because he's attained biological immortality, he doesn't age, thus is able to circumvent and simultaneously fulfill the prophecy.
    • This is ultimately subverted. Aku may not have been of woman born, but he certainly wasn't the chosen one.
  • No Name Given: The legend of the time gate in the Land of Moon refers to 'a guardian'. Hence his moniker: his true identity is left completely mysterious.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You:
    • He states that only one man will ever use his time gate - the same man that will defeat him in battle.
    Guardian: And you, m'man, ain't that man.
    • Tragically, he's ultimately proven wrong, as Aku had more than likely defeated him when he destroyed the time portal, ensuring that no one would ever use it.
  • Outside-Context Problem: At some point long ago, somebody or something created the time portal. Then somebody or something stationed the Guardian there. Where'd he come from? Who gave him this task? And is he there to keep Jack in the future until 'future' Aku is defeated, or for some other reason? We don't know and we never will.
  • Pet the Dog: When he thinks Jack's will to fight has finally been broken he gives him another chance to walk away and this is after getting pissed off from having his suit destroyed.
    "Now why don't you leave before you really get hurt?!"
  • Prophecy Twist: The end of his confrontation with Jack has the time portal show an older looking Jack, indicating that the Samurai will eventually become the man to defeat him and use the time portal. However, he gets killed by Aku and the time portal is destroyed, though Jack returns to the past through Ashi's time portal instead.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Though calling him a "villain" would be a big stretch; he's not evil, just a neutral security guard who's very dedicated to his job, and only antagonistic because he's in Jack's way.
  • Reality Ensues: No matter how much stronger he was than Jack, without any magic artifacts or the only weapon that could destroy Aku, he had no hope of winning.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's not malicious, but those red lenses are indeed a warning.
  • Stealth Mentor: Ultimately one for Jack, as he wanted to make sure that the samurai would become the man he saw in the future. Or rather, he would have been this if Jack had revisited the portal before Aku killed him.
  • Super Strength: As if his Hyperspace Arsenal wasn't enough.
  • Sword and Fist: When Jack first challenges him to a sword fight, the Guardian is happy to deck him a few times when they break sword lock.
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: He's more than a match for the Samurai welding the divine blade, but was easily curbstomped by Aku, who in turn is a poor match for the sword.
  • Tempting Fate: The Guardian boasts that every being who came his way has been denied, from the mightiest of giants, to the tiniest of warriors. Well, he learned the hard way what that would cost him.
  • Tennis Boss: Subverted; Jack thinks he can beat him by bouncing his missiles back at him, but he's sadly mistaken.
  • Time Abyss: The Guardian claims to have been guarding the time portal for "countless eons". The huge pile of rubble, debris, broken down giant robots, war machines and likely countless dead warriors surrounding the gate makes it obvious he has been doing this for a very long time. Until Aku decided his time is up.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He claimed he has defended the portal against beings from the tiniest of insects to the largest of giants. Unfortunately, he's never faced a godlike being such as Aku, whom he could neither successfully defend against nor hide the portal from.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Only when compared to Aku. The Guardian is a far more skilled fighter than Aku, as he was capable of defeating Jack, whereas Aku never managed to win a fight against Jack. On the other hand, Aku's overwhelming power allows him to kill the Guardian despite being a vastly inferior warrior.
  • The Worf Effect: He was used to demonstrate how far Jack had to go before he could become a man worthy of going back in time. On the flip side, it seems Aku came along one day and toppled him, a being known for sure to be even more powerful than him.
  • You Are Not Ready: Is told this about Jack after their battle.

    Roadster Robots 
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A team of 50s-themed robots who manage to get the better of Jack with a lucky shot. To their great misfortune, it happened while the Creature was still in earshot.
  • The ’50s: All four robots are built to resemble 50s teenagers - greaser hairstyles, poodle skirts, beanies, etc.
  • Acrofatic: "Tony", the large, fat robot, is surprisingly agile.
  • Detachment Combat: The female robot takes off her left arm and combines it with her right arm to make a long, claw weapon with a long reach.
  • Eating Machine: The stout, fat robot tries to bite Jack!
  • Fembot: One of the robots is female. She's the second-shortest of the group but she still towers over Jack at least by one head.
  • Greaser Delinquents: Essentially their shtick. Two of them even look like mechanical greasers.
  • Killer Robot: Obviously.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As soon as The Creature hulks out and roars, they immediately flee for their lives. Unfortunately for them, The Creature can run much faster than them.
  • Mook Horror Show: The Creature smashes, mangles, and in one case chews them into fragments.
  • Noisy Robots: Not obvious when they're still in their car, but they make the tell-tale noises when they're forced to attack Jack directly.
  • No Name Given: None of them are named, except for the fat one, Tony, and that's only because he has a name patch on his shirt.
  • Robot Hair: All of them.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Bounty hunters? A roving team of killbots? Maybe they just hate kimonos? Who knows? In any case, they don't seem to matter much to the overall story.
  • The Smurfette Principle: There is only one female robot gang member here.
  • The Voiceless: None of them talk, not even when they're being hunted by The Creature.

    Cronus 
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The Greek god of time and space. He was defeated eons ago by his son Zeus and was chained to an abandoned planet in space, while his magical gloves and helmet were hidden on Earth.
  • Came Back Wrong: Because Jack never placed the crystal in Cronus's helmet, he only came back as a specter of person-shaped cosmic energy instead of in the flesh and deteriorated very quickly afterward.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: He would have been a really difficult opponent against Jack, if it weren't for Jack catching on to Aku's plan early on and removing Cronus's power source the first chance he had, which slowly vanquishes him.
  • Mad God: As described in the backstory, he went mad with power.
  • Public Domain Character: Courtesy of Greek myth.

    The Demonic Spirit 
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An unnamed, mysterious, malicious, and extremely powerful being who trapped the souls of a Japanese family in a haunted house. Jack manages to slay the demon and free the family inside.


  • Animalistic Abomination: Its true form resembles a cross between a humanoid wolf and a dragon.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Grows to massive height during the last leg of its fight with Jack.
  • Ax-Crazy: Unlike Aku, this creature is completely incapable of being reasoned with.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Possibly. Instead of a sapient tyrant like Aku, it's a horrifying spirit with a completely alien mind who doesn't look or act even remotely human.
  • The Collector: Of souls.
  • Cool Sword: Another weapon it uses in its fight with Jack.
  • Dark Is Evil: It's a soul-eating demon who initially looks like a black mass of shadows.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Its realm is completely black and white.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: It's never been made clear what this thing is or where it came from.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of the weapons it uses to fight Jack is a flaming hammer.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Possibly the most straight up example next to the Black Mass. It's quite powerful, feeds on souls, and doesn't look or act even remotely human.
  • Final-Exam Boss: Of Season 3. It's by far one of the most awesomely powerful enemies Jack ever faced, which required most of his samurai skills to defeat this creature.
  • Flaming Sword: Its preferred type of weapon.
  • For the Evulz: Much like Aku, no reason is ever given for its actions.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Unlike other villains, the goal of this being is not very clear and very little is known about it.
  • Green Thumb: Takes control of some of the vines in the house to bind Jack so it could steal his soul.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Twice. First, whenever Jack landed a decisive hit, the demon would grow larger to get the advantage. Jack eventually learned to use his willpower to do the same. The demon then tried to finish him off with a homing fireball. Jack grabbed it and tossed it back at him, killing him instantly and freeing the souls of Kuni's family.
  • Kick the Dog: After devouring the souls of her family, the demon lets Kuni live solely to use her as bait to lure in more victims.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Easily the darkest single-episode villain in the whole series, and one of the few beings in the show that is taken completely seriously. It has no comical moments whatsoever, unlike most other villains (including Aku), and its episode is perhaps the scariest one within the first four seasons of the show.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: It is unknown if this creature is affiliated with Aku or even comes from the same place of origin, and is basically just a random Monster of the Week.
  • Made of Evil: Possibly. Its a demonic spirit, afterall.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The demon grows in size whenever Jack lands a decisive hit on it.
  • Mind over Matter: Has telekinesis.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Everything about this creature is disturbing in nature.
  • No Name Given: Given its totally mysterious nature, it's no surprise that this spirit has no known (if any) name.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: It's drawn in a "sumi-e" style, even outside of its own realm, unlike the other, fairly simplistic characters.
  • No-Sell: Unfortunately, not even Jack's magic sword can slay this evil spirit.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Possibly the most terrifying aspect of the creature is how little we know about it. What is it? Where did it come from? Why did it target that family? What did it want with Jack? And is it even sentient? None of those questions are answered and it more or less just is, which serves to make it all the more unsettling.
  • Our Demons Are Different: An evil, otherworldly spirit that haunted an old house.
  • Playing with Fire: It can control fire, usually to create weapons.
  • Reality Warper: Possibly hallucinations... possibly not. The demon can take full control of the house and its surroundings, such as making doors and windows vanish or casting illusions to make the house look more pristine. However, it's not perfect as when it tried to fool Jack by using the souls of the family, the disguise faltered quite quickly.
  • Sadist: It clearly enjoys torturing its victims psychologically.
  • Slasher Smile: A very terrifying one.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: It can create weapons out of fire.
  • Super Smoke: Its initial form.
  • The Voiceless: It never talks and mostly growls and roars.
  • Would Hurt a Child: It let Kuni live to use as bait to lure in more victims, but it almost certainly would have devoured her soul too eventually, and it did take her brother's soul.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: It feeds on souls, or at least imprisons them in a fate worse than death. And from what was shown during Jack's imprisonment, the family may have been its most recent victims.

Season 4

    Shinobi 
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A robotic ninja clad in black sent by Aku to destroy Jack.


  • Blinded by the Light: Just when all the light has gone out of the silo they're fighting inside, the Ninja makes a hard landing that causes the wooden beam he and Jack are currently standing on to shake, and Jack realizes the Ninja is right in front of him. He then shines the light rays directly into the Ninja's face by reflecting them off his trusty sword, and that stuns the Ninja long enough to Jack to follow through with a finishing blow, pinning him to a support beam with the blade.
  • Climbing Climax: His confrontation with Jack takes place in the lofts of a silo and continues to climb further up as the sun sets and the light drains out of the building.
  • Cyber Ninja: He was programmed by Aku to eliminate Jack. Unfortunately for him, the samurai was prepared for an occasion like this.
  • Dark Is Evil: A robot ninja in service of the evil Aku, skilled at hiding in the shadows.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: What was left of the Ninja blew up after being split apart.
  • Did Not See That Coming: The Shinobi's mistake was attacking Jack while the sun was still up. Presumably, the robot ninja had assumed its trap would kill the enemy outright, and if not, the uneven terrain of the house, offering plenty of dark spots to hide, would be enough of an advantage. What it didn't anticipate, though, was that Jack is no stranger to stealth himself...
  • Fragile Speedster: Insanely fast on the draw and just as quick to vanish. But all it took was one well-timed throw of Jack's sword to polish him off.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Then the sword continued to cut through the Ninja as his lifeless robot body slumped over until it split him in two.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Like other robotic minions of Aku, he sometimes emits an eerie humming noise. It's most noticeable when he's scoping out Jack on the island of Samoans being attacked by robotic crayfish.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: A notable aversion. Like a true ninja, this thing fights without a shred of honor, pulling every dirty trick possible, whether it's attacking from behind, hiding in the darkness, or kidnapping a child to lure the enemy into a dangerous battlefield where it could gain the advantage. It does commit the error of attacking Jack during the day - but at least it does so in a silo full of dark spots and very exploitable terrain, and does try to backstab him while he's rescuing the child it took hostage.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Jack decides to counter the Ninja's tactic of hiding in the darkness by doing the heroic equivalent: hiding in the light, but with the light slowly winding away as night begins to fall. Shinobi is finally defeated because light is more versatile than darkness, and unlike the darkness, it can be reflected onto its enemy.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Jack chucks his sword at the ninja and it pierces him through.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Wields a katana that is as jet black as the rest of him.
  • Mirror Boss: What Shinobi becomes to Jack once the latter reveals his own stealth abilities. Both opponents become perfectly even: two Stealth Experts armed with only a sword and their natural agility trying to outstealth each other by exploiting their respective environments, the darkness and the light. However, the Shinobi starts gaining an advantage as the sun begins setting.
  • Reality Ensues: The Ninja's very stealthy, but not unbelievably so. He still weighs enough to cause what he jumps on to shake from the impact of his landings. This blew his stealth and allowed Jack to destroy him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It has glowing red eyes behind its visor, and is definitely a dangerous foe to face. They sometimes shine in the darkness, but it appears Shinobi can conceal them when necessary (otherwise they would damage the stealth factor).
  • Stealth Expert: Comes with the territory of being a ninja.
  • The Voiceless: Says absolutely nothing for his entire episode.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He kidnapped a child in order to lure out Jack.

    Mondo-Bot 
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A gigantic robot that rampaged through a city.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Turned on its creators for no stated reason.
  • BFS: Not too big compared to it, but its sword is as big as a building.
  • Determinator: Even with its head crushed and three limbs gone, it still tries to kill Jack.
  • Eye Beams: Among many, many other weapons.
  • Humongous Mecha: It dwarfs skyscrapers. Jack is an ant compared to it.
  • In a Single Bound: At one point it leaps INTO THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE to try and impale Jack.
  • More Dakka: A massive armory of guns, missiles, and energy weapons are at its disposal.
  • Shockwave Stomp: It's so huge every step it takes warps the ground.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Mondo-Bot is heavily armored with hundreds of guns, missiles, and even a BFS. He towers over skyscrapers and Jack can't match him as a person. When Jack gets a mech he can No-Sell all of Mondo-Bot's attacks and when they fight one on one, Jack very easily takes him apart with his superior martial arts.

    Assassin Droid Army 
  • Battle in the Rain: By the time the rain stops, Jack has shredded them all. As he walks away quietly, the droids rebuilt themselves as one metal monster unnoticed until Jack sees it.
  • Faceless Mecha-Mooks: Subverted. They initially appear as this, but the minute they reveal their actual faces, they get scarier.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Jack heard a mechanical noise from behind the bamboo forest during his duel with Da Samurai, which later reveals the assassin droids hiding from behind.
  • Mechanical Abomination: They merged into a single, metal monstrosity after they were reduced to scrap metal.
  • One-Hit Kill: On each droid, as Jack dismantles them one at a time with a single swing of a bamboo.
  • Zerg Rush: Yet in spite of the vast numbers, Jack was able to mow them down with a simple bamboo.

    Princess Mira and the Bounty Hunters 
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Princess Mira.
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From left to right: I and Am, Jujunga, the Gentleman, and Boris.

Princess Mira voiced by: Grey DeLisle
The Gentleman voiced by: Daran Norris
Boris, I and Am, and Jujunga voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

A team of bounty hunters who argue over plans to kill Jack. They include a Warrior Princess named Mira, an unnamed Gentleman with a Southern accent, a big Russian man named Boris, an Aboriginal Australian hunter named Jujunga, and two cat-like twins named I and Am.


  • Affably Evil:
    • The Gentleman is a pleasant and well mannered fellow, but a professional killer-for-hire. A civilian at the beginning of the episode even remarks that the Gentleman is "a nice fellow, but deadly."
    • To a lesser extent, Jujunga and I and Am, who are rather polite when they interact with the other bounty hunters.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Princess Mira's defeat isn't treated as a triumphant victory by the narration, on the contrary. While she doesn't die, she realizes that she stands no chance against Jack and brokenly accepts her defeat after her plan completely backfires on her. Meaning the she won't be able to save her kingdom.
  • Ambiguously Human: Taking in account Genndy's words below, this might have been the case with all of the hunters with the exception of I and Am, who are unambiguously alien.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unknown if the hunters sans Mira survived their encounter with Jack, although it's been stated that Jack never took a (human) life before Season 5. So wether they are dead or unconscious remain ambiguous. There was no blood, so he could have just knocked them out with the flat of his sword, and Boris does look surprisingly fine for someone who's been blown up... Word of God himself Hand Waves the whole thing.
    Genndy: Some of those bounty hunters were definitely alien-like. But maybe they’re right! [Laughs] In my head, they were robots. I’d have to look at that episode again. I remember the episode, but I think they were mostly aliens. There were a couple of humans, but maybe they didn’t die.
  • Anti-Villain: Princess Mira only wants to kill Jack in hopes of negotiating the liberation of her kingdom from Aku.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Boris' first resort to any problem is to pound it to pieces.
  • Badass Baritone: Jujunga speaks with a very deep voice.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Boris presents himself as the "Biggest, baddest bounty hunter of all!"
    • The Gentleman states, "Now I'm not one to brag, but my blades fly faster than any bullet."
  • Badass Cape: The Gentleman's cape is not only stylish, but also acts as a way for him to conceal his knives' trajectory from sight until it's too late.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Boris is loud, coarse, pugnacious, and deadly enough to back it up.
  • The Brute: Boris, whose strategy is simply to smash his foes into paste.
  • Camp Straight: The Gentleman is a flamboyant dandy, but gets an intrigued grin when he sees their sixth partner is a woman.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Boris wields dual spiked clubs.
  • Cats Are Mean: The feline aliens, I and Am.
  • Chain Pain: The first half of the feline duo's favorite strategy.
  • Compressed Hair: Princess Mira hides voliminous hair under her helm.
  • Cultured Badass: The Gentleman is dignified at all times and comes off as being rather posh.
  • Cutting the Knot: The whole team had a complicated strategy to bring down Jack planned down to the letter. All Jack had to do was pull on the chain meant to snatch his sword and the entire scheme to defeat him imploded.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Jack takes out all six of them in the amount of time it takes a drop of water falling from an icicle to hit the ground.
  • Creepy Twins: I and Am are distinctly creepy.
  • Dark Action Girl: Princess Mira, though she has a sympathetic motive — to free her people from Aku.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Mira's body armor is a teal but otherwise perfect replica of Vader's signature getup, but the similarities stop there.
  • Didn't Think This Through: They fail to see one flaw in their plan. The possibility for Jack to pull on the chain that was going to be used to take his sword away and yank it to perform a counter move on its wielder by dragging them to him. This comes back to bite them. Hard.
  • Dressed to Kill: The Gentleman is a well-dressed bounty hunter.
  • Dual Wielding: The Gentleman carries two throwing knives, and Boris fights with two huge clubs.
  • Dumb Muscle: Boris.
    (After Boris has explained his simplistic "plan" to fight Jack)
    Boris: "Any questions?"
    Mira: "Have you always been this stupid?"
  • Emergency Weapon: With the group defeated and her sword shattered, Mira pulls out a small dagger and prepares to attack Jack from behind... but seeing as the guy just annihilated her entire team in the blink of an eye, she doesn't have the resolve to try it in the end.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Gentleman is the only member of the group whose name is not given.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Jujunga is comfortable standing in the snow in just a loincloth and body paint.
  • Fiery Redhead: Mira has reddish-orange hair and a blazing resolve to save her people, no matter the cost.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The bounty hunters mostly get along well with one another, but none of them can stand Boris, and the feeling is mutual.
  • Genre Blind: Mira wants to catch Jack, because she believes that doing so will allow her to negotiate with Aku for her nation's independence. Putting aside the well-established fact of Aku's untrustworthiness, what makes her think that the Evil Overlord would even consider relinquishing any of his conquered territories?
  • Gratuitous Russian: Boris talks like this.
    Boris: Is simple question: da or no?
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Boris does not like taking orders from "Wo-man".
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Averted with Mira, who puts her helmet back on for the battle. It doesn't help her much when the opponent is Jack.
  • Husky Russkie: Boris is Russian in the same way that the Scotsman is Scottish: five hundred percent.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Mira can draw her sword and slash a drop of water falling from an icicle.
  • I Gave My Word: "The Gentleman never goes back on his word".
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The Gentleman can pin a falling leaf to the wall with a thrown knife, and Jujunga can split a drop of water with his darts.
  • Instrument of Murder: The bounty hunter Jujunga uses a blowgun disguised as a workable flute; he lures a victim close with his music before using it to ambush with.
  • Knife Nut: The Gentleman uses throwing knives to fight, but lacks the axe-craziness generally associated with the trope.
  • Large Ham: The Gentleman and Boris are both good examples. The others are much less prone to brag and posture.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Boris has no need for such silly things as "strategy" or "planning".
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: The Gentleman, rather appropriately, in contrast to the other bounty hunters, all of whom rely on some form of ambush and subterfuge. His plan to capture Jack boils down to openly challenging him to a fair duel. Subverted however, in the sense that he then intends to distract him with his cape and kill him by throwing knives at him.
  • Made of Iron: Whether he survived it or not is up to debate. However, it should be noted that Boris' body is surprisingly intact and in one piece after a dozen bombs exploded on him.
  • Master Swordsman: Mira can in a single movement unsheathe her sword and split a falling drop of water with it, repeatedly. It's saying something that she, teamed up with five others of around the same skill level, were still no match for Jack.
  • Mighty Glacier: Boris is enormous, strong, and very tough. But he's not very quick.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Boris is as physically powerful as he is stereotypically Russian.
  • Noodle Incident: When Mira reveals herself to the bounty hunters, the Gentleman asks Jujunga if "she's the one who captured... that guy on... that planet" as a way of making sure she's who she claims to be. We never get to know any more details of that incident.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: The Gentleman, I and Am, Boris, Jujunga, and Princess Mira are six interesting, well designed, badass characters. Six of the best bounty hunters in the world. But we know who they're up against.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Mira. She’s not even half Boris’ size, yet she punches him across the room.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Jujunga's blowdarts are coated in lethal venom.
  • Reality Ensues: The group's plan hinged entirely on stealing Jack's sword out of his hands before he could use it. They did not account for the possibility that Jack might pull on the chain that was going to be used to take it away and yank it to perform a counter move on its wielder by dragging them to him. This one slip-up completely unraveled the plan at the seams.
  • Rhymes on a Dime:
  • Samus Is a Girl: Mira provides the most straightforward example since, well, Samus. Not only does her armor conceal her body entirely, but it even has a voice changer. It says something that the barber, who is familiar with all the other renowned bounty hunters, does not recognize her, even though she's got quite a reputation.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: The Gentleman likes communicating with long and elaborated sentences.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Their episode is devoted to them and only to them, developing their characters via their backstories, their hunting methods, and even their relationships with each other. By the time they finally confront Jack, 90% of the episode has aired. You can probably figure out the rest from there.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: I's and Am's names, speech pattern and leitmotiv bring in mind another duo of evil siamese cats...
  • Simple Staff: Mira's sword sheath doubles as a metal staff, which she uses when she needs to beat someone non-lethally.
  • Single-Minded Twins: I and Am seem to share the same mind. Even if this isn't true, they can certainly communicate with each other telepathically.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Mira is the only female member of the group.
  • Southern Gentleman: Take a guess who.
  • Third-Person Person: Boris and the Gentleman do this sometimes.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: The other half of the feline duo's favorite strategy.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Boris got subjected to a horrible one by an inept barber in his first scene, who kept getting distracted in the act of giving him a trim. Boris threw his helmet on without looking at the finished job. Let's just say if Boris saw what the man did to his scalp, that barber would have been a stain.
  • Tragic Villain: Mira was in all likelihood thoroughly deceived by Aku into playing for the wrong team. If only Mira had learned Aku never makes good on his promises to spare anybody from his absolute rule, and that it was probably just a false hope he planted in her head just to screw her over later, considering his sadistic nature.
  • Twin Telepathy: I and Am can always hear each other, no matter how much they're separated.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Boris doesn't care much for technique, but he's certainly good at smashing things. He's at least smart enough to use this to his advantage — his strategy is to tank hits long enough to get into smashing range.
  • Villainous Friendship: Downplayed, as they mostly work together for the money and because they have a common enemy. However, with the exception of Boris, they are polite and respectful towards each other, even when they argue over who will claim the bounty. And again, with the exception of Boris, they all agree to work for Mira and are impressed by her exploits. The Bounty Hunters also seem to know each other and treat each other as colleagues.
  • Villain Protagonist: Their episode is entirely dedicated to them, and Jack only makes an appearance in person at the very end, with a grand total of zero lines.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Jujunga, to fit his Aboriginal Australian hunter looks. The cold doesn't seem to bother him.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Deconstructed, albeit in a slightly different way than with X-49. Objectively, Jack dispatches these guys just as quickly as any hero dispatches a mook in any show. However, the episode was told only from their point of view, making them the protagonists and allowing us to see their quirks, appearances, and personalities. Arguably, any mook from any show has their own history, personality, and quirks. We're just not allowed to see them and therefore don't care. But since we watched these guys interact and plan their attack during 20 minutes, even though we may not have sympathized with their cause (with the exception of Mira's), we're still a little disappointed to see them defeated that quickly and may even have wished that they would come back later. All in all, "The Princess and the Bounty Hunters" was a Samurai Jack episode, told from the perspective of some of Aku's mooks.

    The Sirens 
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Siren #1 voiced by: Jennifer Hale
Siren #2 voiced by: Janine La Manna
Siren #3 voiced by: Tara Strong

A trio of female monsters who hypnotize people with their singing.


    The Seasons of Death 
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Scientist voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Spring Sprite voiced by: Grey DeLisle

Opponents Jack faced during the four seasons in "The Four Seasons of Death".


  • All for Nothing: The Yeti who went to incredible lengths to make an ultimate blade to counter Jack's... has his destroyed instantaneously.
  • Bald of Evil: The scientist Jack encounters during fall has a bald head.
  • Fairy Sexy: The personification of Spring is attractive.
  • Karmic Death: The scientist tries to trick Jack into drinking poisoned water, only for Jack to feign unconsciousness so he can spit the water into the scientist's mouth, which causes him to turn into autumn leaves that blow away in the wind.
  • Secret Test of Character: Spring tempts Jack to give in to his weariness and leave the fight against Aku to others. Once Jack refuses to give in and leaves, it's made clear that Jack's decision was what she intended all along.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In the winter, an ogre has his people craft him a sword to fight Jack with. Jack bests the ogre and breaks his sword in two the instant the fight begins.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The dust devils are mirages and cease to be a threat to Jack once he stops paying attention to them.

    X-49 
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Voiced by: Daran Norris

A retired enforcer robot with emotions. He was blackmailed into targeting Jack. See, Aku had kidnapped the one thing dear in the robot's life: his precious dog Lulu... sweet thing.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: His death is often considered one of the saddest moments of the show. Jack can only sadly look at him after he utters his Famous Last Words.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II; depends on how you view his mission. He only goes after Jack to save his beloved Lulu... sweet thing.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: You have to admit, this robot has style. Though all of his fellow X-model robots wore the same suits.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Averted, but due to spare magazines stored in his arms with a special mechanism to reload his guns, he can reload very quickly, without even a one-second break in concentration.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He went into an Unstoppable Rage after the destruction of the other X-robots during a mission. And, of course, there is his beloved pet dog Lulu, who inspired him to stop being evil. Until Aku noticed and exploited this to force him back into service...
  • Face Death with Dignity: Inevitably, after a tension-filled confrontation, Jack catches X-49 while his back is turned and runs him through. Because X-49 refused to back down for the sake of Lulu, Jack had no choice but to finish off X-49 before the robot did the same to him. X-49's final request was for Jack to find his precious Lulu and take care of her before he went offline for good.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The series isn't named Robot Assassin X-49... and Lulu, Sweet Thing. You know it's going to end in heartbreak.
  • Famous Last Words: "Lulu... Take care of Lulu..."
  • Film Noir: His episode is a salute to the genre.
  • Forced into Evil: He started as a robot that just followed his instruction commands. Later, Aku forced him to fight Jack by kidnapping his dog.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: Seem to be Red Eyes, Take Warning, but they're actually just part of his model design.
  • Guns Akimbo: To go with his mobster look.
  • Gun Kata: Some of his gunfighting resembles this. Justified as he is a robot who could make all the necessary calculations for aiming.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: His attempt at leaving behind the evil henchman lifestyle is denied when Aku forcibly conscripts him into doing more dirty work.
  • Heel Realization: Because of his emotions, he came to understand how immoral Aku was and left to live in peace, and he went largely unnoticed because Aku's evil scientists replaced the X-series robots with the bug-bots seen prominently in many other episodes.
  • Heroic Bloodshed: He could've easily been a Cowboy Bebop character being a former criminal who uses Guns Akimbo.
  • Hidden Depths: A robot created to be an Implacable Man gunning down anyone who oppose Aku. He's also a great trumpeter, as shown when he frequently played in his home for Lulu.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Provides the current page image!
  • Homage:
    • X-49's robot form looks very similar to the T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator, and has a similar purpose; both robots were built for violence and to enforce the will of an evil overlord. In addition, both are considered obsolete models in their respective franchises.
    • And, of course, his whole episode is an Homage to the Film Noir genre.
  • Implacable Man: It's been his job for a long time.
  • It Amused Me: As X-49 explains, the scientist who gave him the "experimental emotion chip" did so simply because, "He was funny that way."
  • Just a Machine: Possibly averted due to Jack's reaction after X-49 muttered his dying words.
  • Last of His Kind: The rest of his series were destroyed one by one as the years went by. Plans to build more were eventually scrapped in favor of the bug-bots.
  • Mecha-Mooks: One of numerous robot soldiers sent to fight Samurai Jack, but X-49 stands out from all the rest...
  • Mook Horror Show: On the receiving end. The minute he reveals his presence, he stops being the hunter and becomes the prey. He can never catch a glimpse of anything more than a fleeting shadow of his enemy, who is trained to exploit the environment to its fullest potential, completely negating the advantage of X-49's ranged weapons in the cramped corridors of the decrepit, labyrinthine factory. It's not long before poor X-49 is reduced to firing wildly everywhere in the vain hope of hitting the Samurai. And then the paranoia is taken Up to Eleven once one of the shots bursts a pipe, shrouding the whole area in vapor. From his perspective, X-49 might as well have been chasing a Predator.
  • More Dakka: Of the pistol variety. Only once do we see him actually taking an accurate shot.
  • Oh, Crap!: Nothing else better describes his expression when he realizes that he shot a decoy and that Jack is now right behind him.
  • One Last Job: The whole plot of the episode. Aku blackmails him into doing it.
  • Personality Chip: His greatest strength and biggest flaw.
  • Pet the Dog: A literal example when he adopted Lulu the dog, who certainly brought out his good side.
  • Precision F-Strike: In a deleted scene, he uses the word damn. It makes perfect sense since X-49 has problems with emotions.
    X-49: Damn feelings.
  • Professional Killer: He was designed to be one. But eventually he decided that he'd rather be an amateur musician.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Because of the aforementioned emotion chip, X-49 cared a lot about himself and his dog, which caused him to retire from the assassin life.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Not only does he get sliced down and killed by Jack, his dog's uncertain fate is still left in Aku's hands. Talk about a Downer Ending.
  • Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Average Joe Android. What he lacks in social skills, he makes up for with musical ability and love for his dog.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the last X-robot. All the others were destroyed during missions and later replaced by the beetle drones.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: A calculating robot with a soft spot for puppies.
  • Super Prototype: Thanks to his emotion chip. In a way it was a prototype within a prototype. He lasts much longer against Jack than any beetle drone despite being a long outdated model.
  • Terminator Impersonator: He is a humanoid robot assassin that is sent to kill Jack. Most notably, he dresses in a stylish hat and coat, with bright red Glowing Mechanical Eyes, and Dual Wielding guns. However, he has been forced into attacking Jack, and before he dies, begs Jack to take care of his beloved dog, Lulu.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Averted thanks to his emotions, which gave him the self-preservation instincts needed to survive. The other X-robots didn't care about themselves, so they were all slaughtered.
  • Tragic Villain: No matter how much he tried, he just couldn't escape his fate of being yet another expendable pawn of Aku.
  • Tranquil Fury: Another advantage of his emotions was that he could feel Unstoppable Rage, but still retain the calculating head of a robot.
    "I got angry. It wasn't pretty."
  • Trench Coat Brigade: The last surviving member of one, anyway.
  • Verbal Tic: "Lulu... sweet thing."
  • Villain Protagonist: Much like Princess Mira's bounty hunter team, he's an otherwise minor minion of Aku who's the star of his own episode, until he eventually meets Jack in the end.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Deconstructed very strongly. While it's made clear that most of Aku's army really are just mindless killing machines that need to be destroyed, X-49 is an exception, but of course there's no way for Jack to know that until it's too late.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never find out what happened to Lulu... considering what Proto-Aku did to a dog named Shinichi... maybe that's for the best.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Unlike most other villains, he's not proud of being a Professional Killer.

    Evil Chief 
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The leader of a rival African tribe hired by Aku to capture Jack when he was training in Africa as a youth.


  • Agony of the Feet: Upon being freed, the African Prince that the Evil Chief held prisoner retaliates by striking his toes.
  • Does Not Wear Shoes: He's a tribal character among a group that does not concern itself with footwear. Which leads to:
  • Dual Wielding: Other members of his tribe can only handle one sword, this guy can wield two with no problem.
  • Ludd Was Right: The evil tribe is visibly more advanced than the good one - they have a fortress city that starkly contrasts the village Jack's allies lived in, and their blades are much more sophisticated than their opponents' staves.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His entire eyes are colored in green, perhaps to help signify his inhumanity.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: He has what looks like sharpened fangs under his mask, revealed when it gets torn open. Again, another indicator of this guy's inhumanity.
  • Predecessor Villain: One of Jack's foes as a child, the battle happened centuries ago.
  • Posthumous Character: He lived way back in Jack's era, so of course he's long dead in the future.
  • Scary Black Man: He's an evil and fearsome warrior from the African savanna.
  • Super Strength: Downplayed, but when Jack tries to block one of his attacks, the sword he had stolen - which had easily cut into wood and rock - shatters immediately.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He and his underlings had no qualms with harming young Jack.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Attempts this on Jack by having him surrounded in a circle of his goons. Naturally, Jack eventually vaults right over their heads.

    Robotic Ogres 

A group of robo-ogres who tried to eat a kidnapped baby. They later try to get even with Jack after he rescues the baby.


  • Cyborg: They all have robotic limbs, some of which contain weaponry.
  • Eats Babies: They tried to eat a baby before Jack came to the child's rescue.
  • Fat Bastard: All of them have pretty enormous girths.

Season 5

    The Omen 
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"It is time."
Click here to see the Omen out of silhouette. 

Voiced by: Aaron LaPlante

A mysterious figure who haunts Jack's mind. Resembling a ghostly samurai on horseback, he (or it) repeatedly appears whenever Jack is on the verge of another mental breakdown.


  • All There in the Script: His name is never given in the show itself, he is only refered to in the credits as "The Omen"
  • Ambiguously Evil: He certainly looks very sinister, but we don't even know if he's an actual villain that Jack has met, or just another one of his delusional hallucinations. He's definitely real and desires to make Jack commit suicide, but what he is isn't clear.
  • Blade on a Stick: His main weapon, as a warrior on horseback, is a lance / spear.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Possibly; while he definitely wants Jack dead he seems to want Jack to kill himself rather than to actually fight and kill him. Not only that, but there were a few times where he guided Jack to a place he needed to get to rather than let him die, and walked peacefully with Jack to the graveyard where he was going to assist Jack in his seppuku.
  • Breaking Speech: Delivers one when Jack is wavering in the middle of ritual suicide. He tries to play up the fact Jack thinks those alien children died as the final tipping point to get him to go through with killing himself.
    Death follows in your wake. Men... women... children. (sees Jack breaking down at the mention of that word) Yessss... all those children dead because of YOU!!
  • Cool Helmet: Wears a stylized armored helmet with a crown of antlers sticking out of it.
  • Climax Boss: Finally takes center stage in "XCVII", trying to get Jack to commit suicide after lurking over him the entire season. He fights Ashi when she tries to convince Jack to stop, then Jack when he listens. His destruction by Jack finally ends Jack's Heroic BSoD and marks him regaining his resolve to destroy Aku, starting with reclaiming his sword.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The moment Jack regains his resolve thanks to Ashi, he easily defeats the Omen with two strokes.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: He shows up out of nowhere, and simply stands there lurking over Jack like looming death. There is no explanation as to why- he just does. His motive is eventually revealed to be to feed Jack's despair and get him to commit suicide, and he is real, but where he came from and what he really is isn't revealed, even when Jack destroys him.
  • The Dreaded: Jack fears him enough to scream in terror at the sight of him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: An absurdly deep, echoing voice.
  • The Faceless: All we ever see of the Omen are his glowing eyes. Everything else is either part of his armor or shrouded in shadow.
  • Foil: To Ashi. The Omen wanted to crush Jack's hope and convince him to commit suicide, while Ashi convinces Jack that it isn't too late and to not give up.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: A harbinger of Jack's despair, with glowing yellow or green eyes. This is later revealed to be a tint created by the the ethereal fog surrounding him. When he's shown out in the open for the first time, the real glow of his eyes is a ghostly blue, as is the rest of his body.
  • The Grim Reaper: The Omen always appears whenever Jack is feeling especially upset, and confronted by death and doom.
    • In the season premiere, he is seen whenever Jack gets a guilty hallucination of failing to save people.
    • He starts to move and ride along with Jack through the woods when the latter was just stabbed and bleeding everywhere, when he usually is just standing in the background.
    • And in "Episode XCVI", after Jack believes he's failed to save a group of kidnapped children, he tells Jack that "It is time" and Jack follows him somewhere.
    • In "XCVII", it turns out that the Omen is some sort of shinigami responsible for taking the souls of dishonored samurai who were driven to ritual suicide. He acts as Jack's kaishakunin for his attempted seppuku, and is very determined to see it through.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Jack bisects him at the waist to destroy him, before magically disappearing.
  • Hellish Horse: He always sits and rides on one of these. His steed mysteriously vanishes after he dismounts it in his full debut, which also shows that the horse has Glowing Eyes of Doom like him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: How is he finally beaten? Jack cuts him down with the very sword that the Omen gave him for the sake of commiting seppuku.
  • Hope Crusher: He seems to invoke this, appearing in Jack's greatest moments of despair. And when Ashi starts snapping Jack out of it, the Omen makes an active effort to try and break the samurai's spirit and feed his despair further.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He looks like some sort of demonic phantom, but we don't even know exactly what kind of being he is. While he does look vaguely human, he's clearly some sort of spiritual being.
  • Kick the Dog: He's very insistent on pointing out all the people Jack failed to save, and tries to taunt him with the knowledge of the alien children dying. However, he and Jack left without noticing the children actually survived. Or maybe the Omen knew this and lied to get Jack to go through with his suicide...
  • Knight of Cerebus: Shares this spot with the High Priestess. Let's just say that his scenes are terrifying.
  • Leitmotif: It's usually accompanied by an ominous tune. It is a very guttural droning noise with haunting reverberations and whines.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's left unclear whether or not The Omen is a truly sapient force, or another one of Jack's hallucinations. Averted in "XCVII", where it turns out he's real, and a threat to both Jack and Ashi.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Is equipped with at least a long double ended spear and two swords. He only uses one sword when he actually fights though.
  • Mysterious Stranger: It's unknown who or what it is, only that it... watches. Even after Jack destroys him, we don't know what he is.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: His three most prominent traits (his spear, his sashimono banner, and especially his deer-antlered helmet) beg comparisons to the real-life samurai Honda Tadakatsu.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Is it a minion of Aku? An opponent from Jack's past? A shinigami? Another being entirely? Or merely an imaginary manifestation of Jack's guilt and despair? It's unknown who or what it is, and the audience is left to draw their own conclusions. He's revealed to be real, but what he is or where he comes from isn't, even after Jack destroys him. Clearly, he's a physical being, but not one of the mortal realm.
  • Off with His Head!: He intended to behead Jack after he committed seppuku. This didn't pan out.
  • Pet the Dog: A small example, but he didn't pick any conflict with Ashi when she first arrived, even stating she can stay and watch if she wants. He also doesn't resort to using lethal methods until she was very close to bringing Jack out of his despair.
  • Power Floats: The Omen is shown to levitate.
  • Real After All: After initially appearing to be a despair-induced representation of death, he turns out to be a real apparition that can be interacted with, and killed.
  • Samurai: Or at least looks like one, judging by his suit of armor.
  • Sickly Green Glow: The Omen stands against a backdrop of foggy green light, as he's usually accompanied by visions of the rotting corpses of those Jack believes he failed to protect. His eyes are sometimes glowing green.
  • Seppuku: He intended to serve as Jack's kaishakunin when the latter was contemplating the ritual form of suicide.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: He first appears as a nothing but a black silhouette, with only his glowing yellow eyes standing out from the rest of his outline.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Follows Jack wherever he goes, but only to finally exploit Jack's despair and is goading him to commit seppuku.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After spending four episodes of silently watching Jack, "Episode XCVI" has him finally talk to Jack.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He's got a very large upper build, and smaller in comparison legs. To further this, when he's silhouetted and on his horse, you can't even see his legs dangling off of it.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He gets increasingly angrier as Ashi continues to argue that hope isn't lost; when she confirms the children Jack saved are alive, he outright goes berserk and lunges at her while screaming "NO MORE WORDS!!!!"
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he was real all along and not just Jack's hallucination was a major one in itself.

    Scaramouche the Merciless 
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"The Pied-Piper of Ruination, the Crooner of Carnage, the Ambassador of Annihilation, the Eradicator of All, baby!"

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A robot assassin capable of controlling objects with a flute and his voice.


  • Affectionate Parody: He's basically a sendup of the goofier opponents Jack had faced off against in the previous seasons. He serves as a lead-in for the Daughters of Aku that Jack would have to face later. Not that he's any less dangerous for it.
    • Out of show, his voice, mannerism and singing are a send up of "crooner" style jazz singers, most obviously Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Downplayed. After Jack does a number on him by using his tuning-fork sword's ability against him, he half-heartedly tries to plead with Jack for his life. See Half the Man He Used to Be below to see how far that got him.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Is rather flamboyant, constantly refers to Jack as "babe", and admits that he is "grooving" on Jack's hair.
  • Asshole Victim: As funny as he was, Scaramouche deserves little or no pity after Aku killed him, considering how he mass-murdered many innocent people, and he was an insufferable, uncouth jerkass.
  • Ax-Crazy: He slaughtered a village filled with innocent men, women, and children. When Jack confronts him, he reveals he did this days ago, and has been casually waiting for him (Jack) to show up.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a purple one.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In a roundabout way. After surviving his initial battle with Jack, he spent most of the season trying to tell Aku that Jack lost his sword. By the time he did, however, Jack had already regained it, prompting Aku to kill him for giving him false information. But while he did give Aku outdated information, thanks to him, Aku discovered that Ashi is his biological daughter, a fact he quickly takes advantage of by forcing Ashi to fight Jack, causing Jack to lose his will to fight and surrender to Aku.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's pretty hammy, more than a bit flamboyant, calls everyone "babe" or "baby" (including Aku) and manipulates his weapons by using a magic flute and scatting. That said, he still completely slaughtered a whole village solely to draw Jack out, and was able to hold his own against Jack for longer than most bounty hunters.
  • Blood Knight: He loves fighting, after all.
  • Body Snatcher: After being reduced to a head, he has the ability to attach himself over any organic lifeform's neck and temporarily assume control of them.
  • Break the Haughty: He suffers this after being reduced to a head and learning that he's been demoted to being Aku's third-place assassin.
    Scaramouche: Oh, baby, I have come down in the world.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a silly, jovial scatting robot who casually calls Jack "babe" and contacts Aku on a smartphone. He also massacres an entire town and gives Jack a truly impressive fight through the use of supernatural musical abilities and dagger fighting.
  • Butt-Monkey: His fight with Jack ends with his body cleaved in half and reduced to a disembodied head. In "XCVII", after coming back online, he spends the rest of the episode trying to inform Aku that Jack lost his sword; but due to his phone being destroyed in his fight with Jack, he's forced to bunny-hop his way to Aku's lair. While trying, and failing, to negotiate passage aboard a ship, he learns that he has been demoted from Aku's top assassin to third best. After managing to stowaway aboard the vessel, Scaramouche manages to contact Aku through a pay phone and is about to tell him the news, when he is tossed overboard by some canine passengers he had mouthed off to previously, leaving him adrift at sea. He eventually reaches Aku's tower and tells him the news, unaware that Jack had already retrieved his sword in the interim. When Aku finds out about this, he has Scaramouche destroyed.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Refers to himself as the "Pied Piper of Ruination", "Crooner of Carnage", and "Ambassador of Annihilation", among other titles.
  • Cassandra Truth: By the time he reaches Aku and tells him about Jack's lost sword, Jack has already reclaimed it. Aku promptly vaporizes him for this.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: Averted. He's easily able to call Aku from the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, it seems as though this was the only cell phone in the part of the world he fought Jack in, as he otherwise wouldn't have had any problems with trying to contact Aku after losing his body.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Initially appears to just be a Villain of the Week who is easily defeated by Jack while more serious threats are being set up with the Daughters of Aku and the Omen. Several episodes later however, it's revealed he survived and is determined to bring the news that Jack lost his sword to Aku...which turned out to be completely useless.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He came to the fight prepared to deal with Jack's sword, and did not hesitate to attack him while he was distracted by a hallucination.
  • Cool Sword: Two. A heavy dao that he can control telekinetically, and another that can split its blade into a tuning fork to make other weapons vibrate until they explode. After Jack kills him, Jack takes the latter for himself.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: Which is why he survived the destruction of his body.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As ridiculous as Scaramouche seemed, he actually put up a good fight with Jack, even if he still got killed in the end. Well, almost killed.
  • Death by Irony: In his first appearance, he loses handily to Jack after a long fight and gets reduced to a head, his body cleaved in half and destroyed. When he tells Aku the news that Jack lost his sword, Aku rewards him by reconstituting his body. However, Jack recovered his sword in between the time it took Scaramouche to reach Aku, and Aku has no love for having his chain yanked by Scaramouche, even if it was unintentional. He then fires his Eye Beams on Scaramouche's head, this time leaving behind his body instead, and killing the assassin for sure.
  • Determinator: Not even being reduced to a head is going to stop him from contacting Aku and telling him Jack has no sword.
  • The Dragon: Or rather, he believes he is. He claims to be Aku's #1 assassin, and certainly lives up to the reputation, but unfortunately, he is demoted to #3 after getting destroyed and failing to report back. Though even back when he was the #1 assassin of Aku, his own master barely even knew or cared about who he was. Scaramouche is effectively a Dragon Wannabe, and he's quite unaware that there are others competing for this position, one of them being a deluded cultist.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first thing he says that will cement his role as a comic relief villain:
    Scaramouche: "Saam-Mah-Rai Jaaaaaaaaack! Man, it is good to see you, babe. What took you so long? I decimated this village days ago just for you. Oh, wait. This is you, right? I mean, who could recognize you with all that gear and ruggedness, baby? I'll tell you who: me." [scats and in sing song voice] "Scaramouche the Merciless!" [normal voice] "The Pied Piper of Ruination, the Crooner of Carnage, the Ambassador of Annihilation, the Eradicator of All, baby! Otherwise known as... Aku's most favorite assassin, babe."
  • Exact Words: When he finally tells Aku that Jack has lost his sword, Aku asks (read: threatens) if he is sure, and Scaramouche assures Aku that he bets his life on it. Aku rewards Scaramouche for this information, but as soon as he learns that it is outdated, he immediately kills Scaramouche.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Downplayed. He's clearly terrified of his incoming death at Jack's hands, but his final words are a resigned "That's all, babe", and makes no effort to run away.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: While he did eventually succeed in telling Aku that Jack lost his sword, by that point Jack actually had retrieved it.
  • Fantastic Racism: At one point, Scaramouche insults a gang of anthropomorphic dogs by, well, comparing them to regular non-sapient dogs. The dog-men were very offended, not considering themselves to be animals.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He chats quite amiably with Jack and gives him almost nothing but compliments throughout their fight, even when he is defeated... and he also slaughtered an entire village just to draw Jack out and then bragged about it.
  • Foil: While he has some similarity to X-49 (both are robotic assassins with a love of jazz music), Scaramouche is the opposite of the other robot in every way. Scaramouche used magic and blades, X-49 used firearms. Scaramouche was loud and obnoxious, X-49 was quiet and reserved. Scaramouche dressed in a garish and loud purple trenchcoat, X-49 always wore conservative black dress suits. Scaramouche led Jack to him, while X-49 hunted Jack down. Not to mention that Scaramouche is proud to be a professional murderer, while X-49 wanted to quit killing people for Aku. Oh, and Scaramouche survived getting sliced apart by Jack, while X-49 died from that same fate.
  • Glass Cannon: He can dish out serious damage with his magic and weaponry, but he's not sturdy.
  • Gratuitous French: Occasionally said a French word or two. In one case he didn't even get it right (though he may have just been joking on purpose).
    Scaramouche: That samurai's gone beaucouptranslation  cuckoo...
    Scaramouche: Well it's been fun, Jacko, but I gotta move on. Au revoir.translation  That's French for: "You're dead, babe!"
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Jack destroys him by slicing him in two. Vertically.
  • The Heavy: In Season 5. Not only is Aku's favorite assassin, he spends most time in season 5 trying to talk to Aku about Jack's lost sword. He also slaughtered an innocent town filled with men, women and children... just to get Jack's attention.
  • He Knows Too Much: Once he found out Jack lost his sword, there was no way Jack could let him live. Unfortunately, Jack wasn't thorough enough to make sure that he was actually dead. However, as a bouncing head without any reliable way of contacting Aku, he eventually tells Aku in person... after Jack has regained his sword. In the end, it still led to Jack getting ambushed and Aku getting something beneficial from the situation.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Jack uses his tuning fork sword against him by letting him use it on one of his knives... then throwing it in his face right as it explodes like a grenade. He then proceeds to bisect the bounty hunter with his own dao.
    • His determination for telling Aku that Jack lost his sword ends up being one for him and Aku, as by that time, Jack already has his sword, so he's only giving him outdated information.
  • Incoming Ham: "SAH-MUH-RAI JAAAAAAAACK!"
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: In his second and third appearances. After being reduced to a disembodied head, Scaramouche goes on a long journey to try and inform Aku about Jack's lost sword, but suffers many comical obstacles along the way. He eventually succeeds at telling Aku and is rewarded with a new body... only to be executed when Aku thought he lied.
  • Jerkass: When he's not committing mass murder, he's being a narcissistic and arrogant prick, especially during Episode XCVII, where he made a lot of people angry.
  • Karmic Death:
    • As Scaramouche the Merciless gave no mercy to the innocent people he killed, Jack summarily executes Scaramouche after he was already defeated and tried to flee. But unbeknownst to Jack, Scaramouche somehow survived.
    • He gets his karmic death for real when Aku sees that Jack has regained his sword, and then blows up Scaramouche's head without any mercy.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He's on the receiving end of this when Aku kills him for giving outdated information about Jack's sword. While this was very cruel of Aku, let's not forget that Scaramouche worked for Aku and had massacred an entire village.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: "But master, I...[KABOOM]"
  • Knife Nut: Uses both conventional ones and an odd combination of a butterfly knife and tuning fork.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After Jack uses his tuning fork sword against him, damaging him badly in the process, he realizes he's beat. Unfortunately for him, Jack quickly finishes him off before he can act on it.
  • Large Ham: He goads and taunts Jack while boasting of his own skills. Jack is clearly not amused.
  • Laughably Evil: He's rather goofy and hammy for a mass murderer; personality traits that he shares with his boss Aku.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Scaramouche is humiliated and roughed up while traveling as a disembodied head, due to his obnoxious attitude to other people.
  • Losing Your Head: He survives as just a head, which can still hop around on his neck stump. Until Aku rewards him with a new body. And then actually does destroy Scaramouche's head later, causing the trope to play out two different ways.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the stock play role to emphasize his nature as a comical braggart.
  • Mind over Matter: He basically uses telekinesis to manipulate rocks to form a golem, or to move around his knives and swords.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: As the above picture shows, he's got a big grin full of the ol' pearly whites, despite probably not actually needing them for eating given he's a robot.
  • Mugging the Monster: Was entirely confident in facing Jack, when he really should have considered what happened to the previous holders of the position of "Aku's #1 Assassin".
  • Musical Assassin: His fighting abilities are based around Magic Music. He uses a flute that can animate rocks to form a giant golem. On top of that, his scat-singing can telekinetically control one of his swords, and another one of his swords acts as a tuning fork that can make Jack's weapons explode (which Jack takes for his own use after defeating him).
  • Nice Hat: He wore a black conical straw hat, much like the type Jack had in previous seasons. It's destroyed when Scaramouche is defeated for the first time, and restored along the rest of his body by Aku when he tells him the news.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is clearly inspired by Sammy Davis Jr., right down to his speaking mannerisms, vocal range, and verbal scatting.
  • No Fourth Wall: He spends most of his return appearance addressing the audience directly while commenting on his situation. He's shown to be one to talk to himself, but he always looks to camera when making his aside statements in episode XCVII.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As amusing as Scaramouche is, he's still a murderer of innocent men, women, and children.
  • Not Quite Dead: After being defeated by Jack and exploding, he managed to survive as a bouncing head.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Jack throws his about-to-explode knife in his face.
  • One-Man Army: Destroys an entire settlement by himself, no Mooks required.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: After Jack slices him in two, a massive amount of black oil sprays out the side of his body (continuing the series' proud tradition of censoring blood while still showing gratuitous amounts of its substitute).
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He provides most of the humor in the Season 5 storyline, despite being very evil.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Unfortunately for him, and fortunately for Jack he couldn't deliver the news that the samurai lost his magical sword in time. By the time he does eventually contact Aku, its already too late, Jack has reclaimed the divine blade. However, the surprise to the outdated news ended up being but a hiccup to Aku, because Scaramouche led Aku to discover Ashi and her true connection to him.
  • Precision F-Strike: In what is now a very infamous scene in the series, he had the dubious honor of being the first character to use pure, unadulterated obscenity (excluding X-49's deleted scene), regarding a certain person's shrunken head looking rather phallic. Not some euphemism for that appendage, the real word.
    Scaramouche: Whoa, what a freak! Looked like a talking penis...
  • Psycho for Hire: He clearly enjoys his job.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Scaramouche is a deadly and ruthless mercenary with a body count of at least hundreds, but he takes a rather fun-loving and laid-back attitude to his grisly job, and possesses a giant ego and weird sense of humor to go with it.
  • Quickly Demoted Leader: Following his defeat by Jack, he soon discovers that he's now Aku's Number Three Assassin.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Is immediately subjected to this by Jack when Scaramouche calls Aku.
  • Robotic Psychopath: He's an Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire who remorselessly slaughtered an entire village, just to drive Jack to him.
  • Sadist: He enjoys killing and slaughtering. Heck, he massacres people even if it is not under Aku's orders.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Wears a long flowing yellow scarf in his first appearance, but it is destroyed in his fight against Jack.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Famous!: He tries to invoke his infamous reputation to a security guard who initially denied him entry to a ship. Only for the guard to point to another sign which shows that he is no longer the "number one" assassin anymore, having been demoted to third best. Scaramouche is rather dismayed when he realized that he couldn't screw the rules with his status anymore.
  • Sheath Strike: Before unsheathing and demonstrating his tuning fork sword's ability, he fights Jack with the sheathe on.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He doesn't get to participate in a rematch against Jack because he had the unfortunate luck of getting on Aku's bad side, promptly executed for giving Aku belated information about Jack's sword. Right after he's killed, Jack and Ashi get pulled into an incredibly dark and fever-pitched battle when Aku discovers Ashi's true origins. Though in all fairness, another fight with him would just be a joke at this point.
  • Shoot the Messenger: Poor Scaramouche was too little, too late in telling Aku that Jack had lost his sword. The instant he saw Jack had his sword once again, Aku showed the assassin no mercy.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: His goal to tell Aku that Jack lost his sword. Reduced to just a head, he faces multiple setbacks and struggles only to reach Aku after Jack's already gotten it back. Aku promptly kills him for the thought to be false but actually outdated information.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Double Subverted. When he learns about how Jack lost his sword and survives as a head, he's determined to tell Aku the good news, but by the time he makes it to Aku, Jack has already got it back. This leads to his death by Aku's hands... but if he hadn't, Aku never would have met Ashi and realized their connection, as well as how to use her against Jack.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled "Scaramouch" in the credits of his debut episode, but in his second appearance the sign listing Aku's top assassins spells his name with a silent E at the end.
  • Stealth Pun: His scatting turns him into a robot that actually goes "beep boop".
  • Sissy Villain: For one, he dresses in a purple dress-coat and high-heels, and constantly refers to Jack as "babe".
  • SkeleBot 9000: His face resembles a human skull.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He boasts of being "Aku's favorite assassin", but Aku doesn't even seem to recognize Scaramouche's phone number when called. And he's rather dismayed after learning that he's been demoted to third place on the official list of deadliest assassins.
  • Tempting Fate: Tells Aku he "bets his life" on his info about Jack losing his sword being true. When they find Jack has already got it back, Aku collects on that.
  • Undying Loyalty: He spent a great deal of time as a disembodied head, set on relaying important information to Aku.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • He refers Jack as "babe".
    • In his second appearance, he seems to scat in place of sound effects.
  • Vibro Weapon: His tuning fork sword is a unique example. Rather than use sound to augment cutting power, when it strikes something, it audibly resonates with the item. The pitch and sound increases and gets louder until a certain point, presumably where the frequency is matched and causes the item to explode from sonic overload. Jack takes the tuning fork dagger after defeating them and uses it to make a getaway the next episode.
  • Villain Decay: In his first appearance while funny, flamboyant, and entertaining, he was still a truly threatening villain, having slaughtered an entire village, and giving Jack a serious challenge. Later appearances make him into more of a Butt-Monkey and Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. This is lampshaded by him being demoted from Aku's #1 assassin to #3. However, the threat of him telling Aku about Jack having lost his sword still wasn't something to be taken lightly, regardless of whether or not Jack retrieved it.
  • Warm-Up Boss: The first villain of Season 5 to be a significant threat to Jack.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He murdered everyone in a village, including the children. Jack even hallucinates that the dead kids are desperately pleading him to save them from Scaramouche.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After struggling for the majority of the season, he regains Aku's favor and gets his body back when he finally manages to tell Aku about Jack's missing sword. It lasts for only a few on-screen minutes before Jack shows his newly-regained sword, making Aku think Scaramouche lied and kill him.
  • You Have Failed Me: For bringing him outdated information (that Scaramouche had no way of knowing was outdated), Aku kills him.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Aku kills Scaramouche by instantly blowing up his head.

    The Giant Monster 
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Pictured: the head, and dorsal blowhole section. The rest is up to imagination.

A creature of extremely massive size that swallows Jack and Ashi whole after their fight.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: More like "Attack of the 50-Mile Whatever". This thing is so incomprehensibly enormous, that we don't even see it in its entirety. What little is shown has been broken up into two separate moments, revealing just its head, a blowhole, and the scales on its back. The rest is its tongue, a myriad of mysterious inner organs, what appears to be a pool of stomach acid, pulsating nerves and some bizarre biological internal defense mechanism that fires needles.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Almost literally. Right after Jack's and Ashi's fight ended, this thing just suddenly emerged from the ground without warning and devours them both. Interestingly enough Jack does give context for the creature, stating that Aku's extended presence on Earth has given rise to unnatural monstrosities like this one.
  • Kaiju: It is an enormous semi-reptilian beast that can burrow through the ground and swim through the ocean. Fittingly, it has Godzilla's roar.
  • Proportionately Ponderous Parasites: Its body is filled with many smaller, predatory monsters.
  • Womb Level: Jack and Ashi were trapped inside its body, and they had to explore in search of an exit.

    The Dominator 
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"Well, back to the fun."

Voiced by: Aaron LaPlante

A ruthless man in a mechanical suit who kidnapped a group of alien children.


  • Asshole Victim: This bastard got off easy when Ashi broke out and gave him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown so vicious (and well-deserved) it made his suit explode, immolating him along with it.
  • Ax-Crazy: Gleefully slaughtered an entire village just to start his plan to kill Jack.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a mustache and is one of the most evil characters in the show.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He constantly taunts Ashi about how easy it is to control children, unaware that Ashi was a victim of similar circumstances. This enrages Ashi enough to break free from her restraints and kill him.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He clearly enjoys doing bad things on Aku's behalf, and even calls Jack a "righteous fool".
  • Child Hater: Has shades of this, since he refers to the children he kidnapped as "brats" and remorselessly gloats about how children are easily manipulated.
  • Corrupt Hick: If his Southern accent is anything to go by.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: It took Ashi a barred beatdown to make his suit explode.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He's a towering villain in armor with a helmet that alters his voice to make it deeper. However, unlike Vader, he is far from being likable though, being rather an unsympathetic, irredeemable monster.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Ashi damages his armor so badly that it explodes, killing him.
  • Destination Defenestration: Ashi defeats him by throwing him through a window.
  • Dirty Coward: Instead of fighting Jack himself, he forces a bunch of little children to do that dirty work for him. And when Ashi breaks free from her restraints, he couldn't even fight back.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Horrifyingly enough, he does give off some strong vibes of being a sexual sadist. He really enjoys torturing and manipulating children (albeit in a non-sexual way), and he also likes to grab Ashi's face with lustful compliments of how pretty she is.
  • Electric Torture: How he subjected Ashi upon capturing her.
  • Evil Genius: He was smart enough to orchestrate a very well-crafted plan to kill Jack.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a pitched-down metallic voice in his helmet. Of course, this makes him even more chilling.
  • Fat Bastard: He's fairly rotund and very evil.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His approach to his job gives an appearance of a blue-collar worker putting in a 9-5 shift. Don't let his gentlemanly demeanor fool you, to call him a sociopath is an utter understatement.
  • Femme Fatalons: His armored hands end in sharp points which get a decent amount of focus because they're the only part of him in frame before he reveals himself.
  • For the Evulz: Basically, all his actions are driven for an unbridled sadism... absolutely for no reason at all.
  • Hate Sink: He has absolutely no redeemable or likable traits, and is meant to garner as much of the audience's disgust and revulsion as possible.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He's killed when his Powered Armor explodes after being thrown across the room and through a window by Ashi.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Easily the cruelest, most brutal human of the series. There's an intense air of cruelty and malice behind the Dominator's cheery pleasantries, especially with the way he's enslaved and tortured dozens of children. Basically, in a show populated with killer robots and demons, this guy manages to be one of the most heinous villains Jack has ever faced.
  • Jerkass: He mocked Jack for his refusal to hurt an innocent.
  • Karmic Death: Tortured Ashi For the Evulz, only to be killed by her upon her escape. Doubly so as his Evil Plan involved brainwashing innocent children, only to be killed by a formerly brainwashed child (albeit in two different ways).
  • Knight of Cerebus: Despite being a one-shot villain, he manages to stand out as one of the most despicable characters in the Samurai Jack universe and his only episode is perhaps the darkest one in the entire series. Besides, his actions are incredibly twisted and vile, especially with his enslavement of the child hostages and use of electroshock torture. The mere fact that his plan involved murdering the parents of the kidnapped children leaves highly disturbing implications. He stands out as especially awful when Aku himself is played largely as a comic relief in the same episode while he's played seriously.
  • Kubrick Stare: Look at the picture.
  • Lack of Empathy: Absolutely no empathy at all.
  • Made of Explodium: Ever hear stories about batteries exploding when they get used while damaged? Now imagine someone wearing a suit like that which does the same, only turbocharged. Dominator's power suit broke from the sheer force of being thrown across the room, and since it was just recharged with plenty of power, it malfunctioned so badly that it went up sky-high in a blue-tinted explosion, killing him instantly. The resulting explosion also takes out the control panel nearby which is generating the audio frequency enraging the alien children, causing a second explosion.
  • Mind Control: His Evil Plan is to install sound-activated microchips in the alien kids' brains, turning them into Ax-Crazy Slave Mooks to attack and kill Jack with.
  • Mind Rape: To Jack. He's fully aware of Jack's kindness and empathy for others, so he was more than willing to test him with his dozens of enslaved children.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: The fact that he's a mere human with a intense air of cruelty and malice willing to commit atrocities for pure enjoyment makes him pretty scary and chilling. That, and his creepy fixation in Ashi's beauty.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when Ashi shoots him a Death Glare before breaking free of her restraints.
  • Powered Armor: Is actually a human wearing a suit of this that also gives him electrical powers. This backfires when the suit explodes upon his defeat, killing him.
  • Psycho Electro: His armor lets him shoot lightning, and he's a twisted sadist who gets a kick out of torturing others with it.
  • Psycho for Hire: He isn't a robot built to serve Aku or one of his demons, he's just a psychopathic man who enjoys every minute of the horrible things he does.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Averted. He is a man in a mechanical suit.
  • Sadist: He really enjoys torturing his victims both physically and mentally.
  • The Sociopath: He has zero empathy, sympathy, conscience or remorse for all the vile acts he has done. He even gloats over how children are easily manipulated.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Barely raises his voice while subjecting Ashi to extreme Electric Torture and deriving great pleasure from it.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: After Ashi punches off his helmet, he's revealed to be an ordinary-looking man with extraordinary malice.
  • Torture Technician: His favorite hobby seems to be submitting his captured enemies to electroshock torture.
  • Un-Robotic Reveal: He seems to be a monstrous Mega-Robot at first, but when Ashi fights him she knocks off his helmet, revealing him to be a human wearing a Powered Armor.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He mocks Jack and calls him weak for being unwilling to harm children.
  • Wardens Are Evil: He is in charge of the factory's supervision. Besides, he enjoys torturing the intruders, and is responsible for using implants to turn the imprisoned alien children into mind-controlled slaves.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem electrocuting a woman for sick kicks.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He kidnaps an entire town's children and turns them into mind-controlled slaves.

    Orc Army 
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Voiced by: Daran Norris

A legion of orc mercenaries who amassed to try and kill Jack while he was meditating. They were hired by the High Priestess, mostly to distract Ashi while she was protecting Jack.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Ashi actually rips off one of their arms clean out of the socket in bloody detail.
  • Amusing Injuries: We see a still-living orc belt out a comical "Ow..." long after Ashi mangled him.
  • Cannon Fodder: Despite their huge numerical advantage, they exist so that Ashi can show that her training to kill Jack wasn't completely useless, and she is still a dangerous fighter in her own right.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: This thousand-many, heavily armed force couldn't even lay a scratch on Ashi and only a single solitary opponent - her mother, the High Priestess - gave her a better fight.
  • Dumb Muscle: Some of these guys are too far back to know what to laugh at when Ashi boasts at them, and confuse it for something about squirrels and lunchtime.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Ashi grabbed their leader and used him to push the others off a cliff before throwing him onto the spikes.
  • Mook Horror Show: As they are not robots, the results after Ashi annihilates all of them are very gruesome.
  • Million Mook March: We get a good look at how massive the orc army is when they are climbing the spire mountain.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Some of them land on their comrades' spears after being thrown off the cliff.
  • Our Orcs Are Different: Definitely Tolkien/traditional mold: they are brutish, warlike, crude with a vaguely Cockney accent.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Their leader seriously underestimated Ashi when she said that she was going to stop them. Big mistake.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The leader of the orcs became enraged and stops mocking Ashi after she simply told him to essentially do his worst after threatening her.

    Tiger Men 
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Voiced by: Billy West

A gang of bounty hunters that look like green humanoid tigers. They briefly antagonize Jack and Ashi in "Episode XCIX".


  • Aliens are Bastards: Possibly.
  • Butt-Monkey: They attempted to kill Jack and Ashi, but failed in a rather hilarious way.
  • Cats Are Mean: A bunch of evil, humanoid tigers.
  • Evil Wears Black: They wear a black uniform.
  • Expressive Shirt: As shown on their profile photo, they all wear black shirts with a single character on them that collectively spell out words that apparently change to match the situation.
  • Obviously Evil: Their malicious look is enough proof that they are not nice guys. Better yet, their shirts spell out "DIE SAMURAI JACK" when they surround Jack and Ashi.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They are not seen again after Jack and Ashi escape them.

    Lazarus-92 
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A highly dangerous alien monster and criminal that was being transported on a prison spaceship until it crashed on Earth, allowing it to escape its cell and apparently kill everyone else onboard.


  • Achilles' Heel: Its only known weakness is a strange and complicated weapon designed to electrocute all of its component organisms to death.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's a homicidal collective consciousness whose sole purpose is killing and eating anyone it meets, likely the reason it was incarcerated in the first place.
  • The Dreaded: It was considered dangerous enough for the ship to have a weapon onboard, specifically designed to neutralize it.
  • Filler Villain: Of the season's Breather Episode.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Unlike most other antagonists, it seemingly has no affiliation with Aku, arrived on Earth only by accident, and is dubiously sapient, so its motive for attacking Jack and Ashi is never explained, other than it seeing them as food.
  • Hive Mind: It's basically a giant colony of leech-like parasites combined into a massive monstrous blob.
  • Knight of Cerebus: "Episode XCIX" was mainly a light-hearted Breather Episode, but Lazarus-92 lives up to to the threat of being one of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy.
  • Me's a Crowd: At one point in the climax, it splits up into several different bodies in order to surround Jack and Ashi.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: It's implied to have slaughtered all the crew and passengers of the ship. But we see no corpses left behind, as they were probably completely devoured.
    • Perhaps the scariest thing about Lazarus is how little we know about it. What planet did it come from? Is this creature aware of its actions? Or is it just a mindless predator?
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: In the overarching story of the plot heavy final season, Lazarus-92 fills a similar role to the Monster of the Week villains Jack used to face, and is fittingly the antagonist of the season's only "filler" episode.
  • Poisonous Person: The leeches' bite can infect people with a green, corrosive venom. Jack treated this wound on Ashi's leg by sucking and spitting out the toxins with his mouth.
  • Starfish Alien: Perhaps the strangest and freakiest of all the extraterrestrial creatures that Jack encounters.
  • To Serve Man: A perpetually hungry predator that was seeking to have Jack and Ashi as dessert.
  • The Worm That Walks: It's composed of thousands of alien leeches that assemble together into a monster. At the episode's climax, they assume a dozen more distinct humanoid forms.
  • The Voiceless: Lazarus never speaks.

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